Back. Ahhh.. I forgot how nice painkillers can make the not pain feel. God bless asprin~. ************************************************ You decide that it would be best for Reisen to inform the others that you are indeed alright, even if it does let a little bit of a secret out of the bag. <Alright. I’m going to call out for them now.> You lie there for a short while before Reisen comes back. <Th-they’re not answering.> Reisen sounds scared. You tell her to give it time, but the fading light outside makes you think that it will be difficult to find the wagon in the dark. “I’m almost ready. Are you still with me here?” You answer the voice that you are. “Alright. I’m just going to have to take away your little communication toy. I don‘t want it interfering.” The voice reaches out for the button on the side of your head. Shit, this is bad, If you loose contact with Reisen now, she’ll think that something horrible has happened to you.
[ ] Tell the voice not to remove the button. [ ] Stop the voice from removing your button. [ ] Try to send a message to Reisen. [ ] Panic.
Wait, the person recognize it as a communication device. That narrows down who it could be. It would have to be someone who is either familiar with the design, very good with technology, or has very good intel. Other Lunarians would be familar with the technology, and that would match with the building being similar to Eientei, but it still doesn't seem very likely. Kappas might be able to deduce it's function if they took it apart, but it doesn't seem thats happened. That leaves intelligence, which the Tengu are apparently good with. I doubt we're in hostile hands right now.
You interrupt the voice reaching for the button. You tell them that you’d rather not have that particular item removed. While you’re doing this, at the same time you’re trying to send Reisen a Message. <Wait, what? Slow down, I can’t understand you. What’s going on> “I’m sorry, but I have to remove that, it could quite likely interfere with what I’m about to do.” <What do you mean, the button’s being removed? Are you a. . .> The voice pulled the button off, despite your protests, right in the middle of communicating with Reisen. You curse that you weren’t able to convince the voice not to take off the bu. . . Wait, what are they doing?! The voice puts something across your eyes, and then they begin removing your clothing. You attempt to protest but are quickly silenced by the person. “You need to remain still. Too much movement and there will be too much damage to your body to repair. You’re barely alive as it is, and we can’t have that now, can we.” The voice laughs slightly, as if to some private joke. Within short order, you’re naked, and completely at the control of this mystery person. It’s unlikely that you would be able to escape them even if you wanted to.
[ ] Try to escape [ ] Lie there and see what happens. [ ] Try to talk to the voice.
>>16101 you're also thinking of it from a technology standpoint. If it was magic, there's the possibility it's giving off short bursts of magic, much like a cellphone gives off short bursts of radio waves. Someone who was sensative could feel this and deduce what the device is.
You talk to the voice, asking them who they are, why they’re doing this. “I have my orders, I can’t very well bring you back dead, now can I?” The voice then begins chanting very quickly in a low voice. Even through the cloth covering your eyes, you can see that something is glowing. Your body spasms in pain. It suddenly hurts everywhere, like your body is being pulled in a million different directions at once. You desperately want to scream out in pain, but your body refuses to comply. The excruciating pain continues for a few moments before abating, it then focuses in your arm, around your head, and along your spine. Fading away from excruciating to a dull throb, the areas that were throbbing just a few moments before begin to get quite warm. Through all this, the person continues to chant extremely quickly. A hand touches your chest, and begins to trace some sort of arcane symbol on it. You jerk involuntarily. The voice stops chanting for a moment. “Please, do not move. This cannot be stressed enough.” They quickly resume their chanting.
This process continues for quite some time, the pain, the throbbing, the touch. You quickly loose track of time. However, after the six or seventh time the process repeats the person stops. They sigh, and cough slightly. “Alright. That should take care of all of your wounds. Now you need to rest so that your body can recover its strength. That ritual requires quite a bit of your bodies energy.” The voice pulls a cover up over your body. You really do feel quite sleepy right now. Your entire body aches, but it’s a somewhat pleasant ache, much like you’ve just run a long way.
[ ] Go to sleep [ ] Ask the voice to remove the cover. [ ] Thank the person.
>>16141 the voice says cant bring you back dead. That means someone was sent to bring us back. and wherever we are, it could be a house or something in the area whatever do i know, so that would explain that it looks Eientei like. It would also explain that Hina is nowhere to be found. Maybe the person just beated her down and took us. Much is possible
With the last bit of strength you can muster, you thank the person. They laugh quietly. “We’ll see if you still thank me when you wake up again” The world fades into darkness.
You’re dreaming, You know this from the second it starts, but it doesn’t prevent it from bothering you. You’re standing in the middle of Eientei. Or, at least, Where Eientei should be. You’re looking at nothing but a burned out husk of a building. The surrounding area is also charred and black. The bamboo stalks are all mowed down, like some excessive force struck the ground here. You wander through the burned out husk of a building, looking for something. You’re not quite sure what you’re looking for though. After several moments of wandering, a glint of light catches your eye. Deciding to wander over to investigate it, you bend down and pick it up. Looking at it closely, it seems to be a strand of hair. Nearby you see a small box that is, miraculously, unburnt. Picking up the box off of the floor, you put the hair inside it, then close the lid. You hold the box tight and make some sort of a promise. You stand there then, looking quite confused. You have no idea what the promise you just made was, nor why you did that. You just clutch tightly at the box.
You open your eyes slowly. The room is dark, illuminated only by the moonlight. Your entire body is tired. You don’t think you could stand even if you try. Looking around the room you see someone sitting in the corner, they seem to be dozing there. You’re not sure if it’s the same girl from before, but even still this time, you’re not able to get a good look at her.
[ ] Try to get up. [ ] Call out to the person. [ ] Go back to sleep. [ ] Examine box.
You realize, suddenly, that there is a box in your hands. Pulling it out from underneath the covers, you realize that this is quite similar to the box in your dream. Quite similar nothing, it IS the box from your dream! You vaguely wonder how that’s possible, and open the box. Inside there appears to be quite a bit of hair. Huh. In your dream there was only the single strand that you had placed inside the box. Closing the box, you put it back under the covers. This really is quite bizarre. None the less, you are quite tired still. For some reason you think of the button. Looking around you don’t see it anywhere near you. It’s possible that the person who took it off of you still has it. There also seems to be a glass of water by your head.
[ ] Sleep. [ ] Call out to the person. [ ] Take a drink. [ ] Stay awake, and lie in the futon. [ ] Try to get up.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urashima_Tar%C5%8D >I told you not to open that box. >not to open that box >that box >that box that box that box that box that box that box that box that box that box that box that box that box that box that box!
You make a move to get up from the futon, and your body rebels. You get about half way up before you fall back to the futon. Your body really just refuses to work for you. Sighing loudly, you hear some movement coming from the corner of the room. The person sitting there seems to be adjusting themselves in the corner, and is mumbling something incoherent to themselves. They then snore loudly. You stare at them dumbly. You’ve never heard a girl snore like that. It’s almost like someone running a chainsaw. Shadows dance across the ceiling. You wish that the moon tonight was a bit more full. But as they say, if wishes were horses than beggars would ride. You feel yourself begin to slip off to sleep, despite the snoring. You hear faint laughter echo from somewhere else in the building. It sounds like several people are laughing, but you can’t make out anything else. After a few moments it stops.
The next thing you know, you hear birds chirping, and sunlight is streaming into the room. You sit bolt upright and look around. The room is empty save yourself. You still have the box, and the water is still sitting next to where your head was, however, your clothes are sitting next to the futon now as well. You strain your ears, but hear no one else in the area. You put your clothes on quickly, and gulp down the glass of water. It feels quite refreshing.
[ ] Explore the building. [ ] Wait in the room. [ ] Call out for the person. [ ] Quickly escape from the room into the outside.
Well, the laughter could be our group, thankful they're recovered human who frequently suffers from brief bouts of mental retardation (I mean HONESTLY; let the goddess of curses carry you off without a peep is a good idea, right?), or the Reimu squad is celebrating capturing the anomaly (because fortunately enough he was completely DUMB enough the think that being ABDUCTED BY THE GODDESS OF MIS-FUCKING-FORTUNE WAS A GREAT IDEA)
[X] Explore the building while loudly singing the Metal Gear Solid theme [X] Once caught, express how terribly impressed you are at the catcher's "obviously top-notch sneaker-catching abilities". [X] "I'M THE SNEAKIEST!"
You decide that it would be prudent to explore the building. Walking over to the door to the room, you slide it open slightly before glancing into the hallway. You see nothing that seems immediately threatening so you walk out into the hallway. Two steps down the hallway, you hear someone cough behind you. Turning around, you’re greeted by the sight of a girl wearing a floppy pink hat, with long purple hair, and a shocked look on her face. She also seems to be floating just above the ground.
[ ] Run. [ ] Talk to the girl. [ ] Charge the Girl. [ ] Back into the room.
>>16268 Bringing us back to SDM or somewhere to get tortured. Seems like i will finally get my Torture Scene. But probably not on orders of Reimu, maybe Remilia wants us for herself, cause we have some powers she can use for her or something.
>>16280 >"Also, whatever you used on Reimu left her severely weakened, and as such, both Patchouli and I were quite interested in whatever sort of miasma came forth and laid Reimu out. There could be many practical usages for something like that. Long story short, we want to study you. When we're done with you. Hum.. I've needed some new eyes for my dolls."
>>16286 Crazy, but interesting. For all we know, perhaps Reimu's behavior has caused even the SDM's residents to decide to go against her. All we know is that she was likely to try to recruit them. But that does not necessarily mean she succeeded.
Or we're, you know, fucked nine ways from Wednesday.
>>16293 As far as I and all of Gensokyo are concerned, WE WON THAT FIGHT!
And we had the needles in our arms BEFORE we charged her. That's how she destroyed the camera and where the whole "WE JACKED MEDICINE'S POWER, LOL" idea came from. She gave us one free shot, and we took it and won! Let's be winners again, Anon. Take that anemic nerd out with our Manly Sign - ShouldGAR Tackle of the Legion!
The two of you stand there, both seem to be frozen in shock, neither one wanting to make the first move. Realizing that nothing will happen at this rate, you greet the girl, and thank her for all her help. She smiles slightly, and starts coughing. She reaches into her sleeve, and pulls out a small device. Putting it in her mouth she presses down on the end sticking up in the air and inhales. Her coughing subsides quite quickly. “You’re welcome. I take it that you’re feeling better now?” You tell her that you’ve felt better. “So, did the holes in your arm leave any scars?” Scars? The arm feels much better, but, you hadn’t looked at it. You finally look at your arm and see that it is no longer bandaged, and it is as if the wounds were never there in the first place. “That’s good. Well, I would love to stay and chat, but, unfortunately, I have to keep up appearances. Oh, before I forget,” Patchy opens up the book she’s carrying and pulls out the button, which she hands back to you. “You should hold on to this. I do believe that it will prove invaluable. On that note, I bid you adieu.” Patchouli chants for a moment, then vanishes into thin air. You stand there dumbfounded. What on earth just happened? The button! You put the button back on quickly and try to contact Reisen. However, you hear footsteps coming towards you down the hall.
[ ] Back into the room. [ ] Wait and see who it is. [ ] Run the opposite way down the hall [ ] Try to contact Reisen.
[X] Back into the room. [X] Try to contact Reisen.
Best not to give up the fact that we're up and about if we're in hostile territory, and if we're in friendly or neutral territory than we want to be discovered. At the very least, we're not in the SDM, and there are many more Japanese-style buildings that would be neutral or supportive than those that would be negative.
Try and contact Reisen all the same, just to check and see if she's reunited with the others and has some idea of where you are.
>>16329 I missed it. Can you link? I'd say its not SDM because Anon said it looks like Eientei (which as an eastern design while SDM has a western design). Also, Reisen said we have to be in close range for it to work, so surely we are still close to the mountain and therefor most likely at the MoF shrine.
All I'm saying is that if its not someone we like, then we can just jump out the window. But yeah, contacting Reisen is high priority.
Flying back into the room, you close the door behind you and hop onto the futon. The covers quickly are pulled up, and you pretend to be asleep. The footsteps in the hallway stop just in front of the door to the room that you’re currently in. There’s a slight noise as the door slides open slightly, and someone looks in. They watch for a moment before opening the door completely and walk in. The door slides shut behind them. The person walks over next to you and kneels down.
[ ] Pretend to wake up [ ] Shout [ ] Continue to pretend you’re asleep.
Well, the good news is that wherever we are, it at the very least ISN'T the SDM. On top of that, it seems that at least Patchoulli isn't entirely on Reimu's side. However, that might just be when no one else is around. She most likely won't be so helpful when in the company of the others.
The BAD news is, ally or not, Patchouli somehow knew exactly where we were. And if she could find out, I'm sure others could as well.
Wherever we are, I'm afraid it might not exactly be safe for very much longer. That is assuming, of course, that it's safe to begin with.
>>16368 And "they" have all sorts of magical HAX powers and deadly projectiles to shoot.
Meanwhile, Anon gets overpowered by dolls, was hit so hard by a little witch that he would have been floored if he wasn't being restrained, and so far the only real means of defending himself he neither currently has, nor has any idea of how to properly use even if he DID have it.
>>16373 Wait until they are close, maybe leaning over us, open eyes, see whose there. If its someone we know who wants to kill or torture us tackle and pin down on the floor. We have to have at least some strenght, plus surprise on our side
>>16379 And apparently we now somehow have the super-human martial artist reflexes that we someone didn't have when we tried to pull the camera on Reimu and Alice, and failed horribly and miserably both times.
If we couldn't even manage to pull off a Kodak moment on Alice before she noticed and had her dollies take the camera away, I seriously doubt our reflexes would serve us any better trying to wrestle someone to the ground from a lying position.
>>16384 Just cause you have a limited comprehension, does not mean it is impossible. Those times it was for sure we lose, they were standing right in front of us and Reimu is hax anyway. We shouldve waited for Alice to drop her guard. But this time it can work out. no need for superhuman relfexes
>>16383 ...wait, so you're thinking Eientei really was obliterated? Damn, there's another "aw, shit" moment for the thread. ...but that interpretation of Kaguya's regenerating hair in a box does make sense; plus that she pulled it off through dream hax is pretty cool.
...I wonder what Eirin's doing then, if she made it out.
Alright guys, I'm falling asleep here, so this is it for the night. I'll probally run some more tomorrow before I have to work. Thursday and Friday I have off so I'll probally pull a whole day shift on those two days. G'night. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You lie there, continuing to pretend that you’re asleep. You hear something being put down. It sounds like a tray. The person then shakes you gently, and speaking in a calm voice. “It’s time to wake up. C’mon. wake up.” You pretend to be coming to and look up into the face of a young girl. She has dark green hair and . . . Orange eyes? What? Hiding your confusion, you start to sit up. Next to the girl is a tray with some food on it. You ask the girl where you’re at. She giggles. “You’re at the Moriya shrine. Please relax and don’t worry. The tengu have informed me that they’ve located your friends and are currently bringing them up the mountain. It wouldn’t do for you to be in no shape to greet then when they get here.” She places the tray over your legs. “Eat, Eat. I have other matters to attend to before your friends get here, so please, Eat. Then you should relax for a while. It will take them a while to get here. They apparently insisted on taking the wagon.” You dig into the plate of food before you. It’s all quite good, as you were apparently quite a bit hungrier than you thought you were. Once you’re done, you lay back down on the futon and stare at the ceiling. You decide to try the button again, hoping it still works. But, nothing happens. You concentrate strongly on the button, but you hear no reply. You try again a few more times before a curt reply comes. <Shut up. I’m not speaking to you right now.> Hoo boy, This is not good. You only hope that Reisen’s sentiment isn’t reflected by the rest of the group, however, something tells you that they will be. You sigh to yourself. Why were you so stupid to let a goddess of curses and misfortune carry you off? Really. You only hope that they’ll forgive you, given some time. The wind blows in through the door, which the girl left open. You hear the wind rustling through the trees outside. It’s quite warm today and the overall feeling is quite pleasant. You let your mind wander. Well, at least you finally made it to the Moriya shrine, so you guess that’s one mission accomplished, albeit in a round about method. You sigh again. It looks like today's gonna be a long day.
Man, I was just going to say how we could get off of the hook and end Reisen being pissed at us by explaining the situation, but then i realized that would be saying "Hey, it's totally not my fault! I thought I was gonna get LAID! Can't help that!" or something to that effect. God damnit, we fucked up bad.
>Why were you so stupid to let a goddess of curses and misfortune carry you off? Really. You only hope that they’ll forgive you, given some time.
FUUUUUUUUUUCK. I fucking KNEW this was going to happen.
Okay, damage control time: Tell them that we wanted to ask her about using her powers to curse-bomb Reimu & Co.
As for why we needed to fly off with her... uh... ...We wanted her to be as agreeable as possible, given that we were asking her to go up against the Red-White and Black-White, AKA the fucking Gensokyo Freelance Police?
(for those wondering, Reimu would be Sam, Marisa would be Max.)
Our excuse? We wanted to shed some misfortune, which is practical enough; this is hardly the time for misfortune. We just didn't bargain on Hina trying to take us away to do it, or on her dropping us.
Hopefully Reisen forgives us, and the little sister squad isn't too angry. We'll just have to treat everyone nicely, and give them a little time to themselves now and again. As long as we're repentant, but not smothering, we ought to be in the clear.
"Hina was talking about making some kind of deal to do with getting rid of my misforture, I guess the bad luck caught me before I could do anything about it. What do you expect from the goddess of curses?"
Fucking fingernails. I spent thirty minutes in the bathroom, just looking. You know the bottom of your nail, right, where it meets that flap of skin? You can pull that further down, you know. That flap of skin.
Don't do it.
I mean, I mean, you pull a little, and it's alright, so you pull a little more and it's still alright but then you pull and there's pain, and it's a different kind of pain and you don't know how but it's a different kind of pain, and that flap is all saggy, now, tugged out of shape, and you realize, you know, how barely your body is put together--
And how far does the nail extend down the finger, anyway? How far under the flap of skin? So you feel it, right? With your other hand, you sort of--pinch your finger, feeling the bones inside it, from the tip to the joint because you realize by then, right, that it's bone. The nail is bone, it's bone, it's bone and you've chewed on it and cut it and broken it on tabletops and it's bone.
Sorry, I kind of forgot the--my point, there. Give me a second. I need to think, again...
Routes. I mean, not routes, but the path you take--path is the same as routes, but the path you take to sort of get on the routes, you know what I'm saying? They're like fingernails. They go all the way down, and you have to make sure you don't get caught in the clippers. Trim the edges, that's what Mom always told me. It's the edges that get cut down the most, see? The middle of your fingernail's the part that sticks out the most.
You've got to follow your fingernail all the way down, and if you've done all right, sometimes there's happiness at the very end.
Oh, sure. I'd be pissed off that once again Anon did something extremely and blatantly stupid and now must pay the price for it. I mean, seriously, who the fuck thought that going off with a goddamn CURSE GODDESS was a remotely good idea? HONESTLY.
BUT, we did wind up at our destination. We did get healed up, so even our old injury from Reimu is gone. And, we may have learned something very interesting about Patchouli's allegiance.
Oh, and that Eientei was probably decimated, and we now apparently have the last remains of the delicious NEET growing from some hair in a box.
But now Reisen is mad at us, most likely due to finding out just HOW and WHY we disappeared like we did. I'd wager either the tengu or Hina herself tipped everyone off on that little tidbit. After that attempt to get closer to her and boost her spirits, we probably just shattered her image of us.
Way to go, guys. Let's just hope that our relationship is still salvageable, and that whatever horrible crisis that strikes next will quickly make whatever idiotic thing we did be quickly forgotten, if not forgiven.
Yeah. Girls like pedicures, don't they? I've seen them before, lined up in a row, you know, all of them wearing those metal things on the heads with their hair in rolls beneath them. But I don't know if it's what most girls like or some girls or the biased sample I've got sitting around at that nail salon I used to pass by when I was a little kid, you know--it could just be the neighborhood.
>>16434 "Don't feel so bad, Reisen! I mean, sure, once again you find yourself in a situation where you left your friends and loved ones behind to die a horrible and painful death. But look on the bright side! I have some hair in a box!"
In case Hina told them what was going on, we should state that we never had any intention of boning her, although certainly not in those words. Just say instead that we thought she was joking, after all, you can't REALLY do that with a llama, and surely she was just trying to be friendly and joking, right..." Insert a horrified look here if Hina says that no, you really can. And then continue on, saying we wanted to talk to her about dumping the curses on Reimu, and wanting to seem as agreeable as possible before asking her to challenge, yes, the Gensokyo Freelance Police.
And for the love of god, don't get defensive. That will sink our story and our credibility.
ALSO: None of this will mean *shit* if Reisen picked up our conversation with Hina and/or the thoughts we had during said conversation. Might want to see how much she knows, first. I'd still stick to the cursebomb story.
Also ask to talk to Reisen privately, and tell her about the dream, and the box, and what it might mean.
>>16435 I support this idea wholeheartedly! Worst case scenario, she kills herself since she has no button to use telepathy with, it goes DIRECTLY into her head. We'll get some reaction/talk/reprimanding then!
>>16435 Don't intentionally irritate the poor girl.
She was worried sick about us and our wellbeing, practically blaming herself for not noticing or being able to help in the search, only to find out that we disappeared because we were trying to get our winky wet with a curse goddess.
The silent treatment and a cold shoulder are the least that we deserve after that.
You know, personally? I'm quite looking forward to a universal cold shoulder from the group for some reason.
I dunno why but it appeals to me, I mean we're traveling with a group of all girls + anon so they're likely to band against us.
I think it'll make for a very sweet moment when finally they break down and forgive us after giving us a hard time.
It'll start with Rumia comforting us >>"I'm sorry oni-chan. Rumia isn't mad at you any more." The wee' Youkai will open up the flood gates on the rest of them and a pure torrent of pent up female emotion will rain down on anon as each girl equally berates us for being a moron and expresses their great relief we're okay.
All except Reisen, she'll simply humph at us and stalk off.
Later that night, we visit her in her room. Here she resists our attempts to reconcile until we tug the exactly right heart string and she collapses into our waiting (manly) arms where she'll beat on our chest as sobs rack her body until finally......
>>16453 We're in Moriya Shrine, the natives seem friendly, and our companions are being brought to us. The present seems as taken care of as we can manage at the moment. However, said compatriots may be (quite justifiably) steamed at us. Figuring out some way to make up to them does not seem to me such a waste of our time at the moment. Well, not any more of a waste of time as this thread is anyway, at least.
>>16454 I noticed that, but hadn't really thought about the implications until you brought it up. Maybe now we have a clue as to where Kourin's been hiding out since the shit went down.
I don't know if anyone else thought of this, but I was thinking that somehow Reimu & co. stole the wagon, and Reimu stole Reisen's button things. It sort of makes sense after Reisen said none of the others would answer her, and then we were disconnected from her. Plus, Patcy being there is just far too suspicious.
>>16466 1. Reisen doesn't have a button. 2. Sanae said the group is coming with the wagon. 3. Reisen, since she can't walk, was with the wagon the entire time while the group went to search for you.
Although Reisen's cold remark may indicate the button's being tapped, I believe the picture's as Kira has painted it. Reisen's pissed for us disappearing (or rather at herself for not noticing, and doing the womanly thing of taking it out on someone else), Patchi's under orders from someone to help us (although that "I can't bring you back dead" bit means we have a sure ticket (one-way?) to SDM more sooner than later...), and the groups safe and sound amongst the Tengu ninjas.
So, I was thinking, for Hina, the technique for removing curses from a human is similar to how we remove wastes from our body, except with cum. Instead of removing wastes, we're letting the curses flow in to her via our ejaculate. Thoughts?
>>16678 If nothing else, I think we could at least tell Reisen and have her keep it from the others unless absolutely necessary.
It wouldn't be good if the info got out (assuming it's even true) but it also could work against us if we kept EVERYONE out of the loop.
Besides, after she opened up to us, and showed enough trust to not only let us connect mind-to-mind but to tell us about her past, it would be very poor of us to not trust her enough with some rather interesting and potentially crucial intel like this.
If Patchouli could find out where we were, then it's probably certain that Reimu and company are bound to discover our location eventually. And if the Moriya shrine isn't going to be safe for long, then both its residents and our friends have a right to know.
>>16468 >Reisen doesn't have a button. Why the hell does everyone keep saying that? There are 2 buttons, she has the other one.
>“AH! I am missing a button.” She looks up at you for a second, her face screwed up in thought. >“I wonder. . . Maybe if you wore the button, we could communicate telepathically! Where’s the button?”
>Reisen's rabbit ears, strangely, always have two accouterment-like buttons on them. It looks like the ears were linked to Reisen's head by buttons. Many fans made fun of this and said Reisen's rabbit ears were artificial. However, Silent Sinner in Blue chapter 8 showed other rabbits in the Lunar Defense Corps for the first time, and they also have the same buttons on straight ears, unlike the floppy ears of "civilian" Earth and Moon rabbits.
>>16771 That's why it's even more crucial that we go all James Bond and turn her allegiance to us before any possible Eientei backstabbing occurs.
Sure, it means she'll wind up most likely dying when she betrays her masters for our sake, but that's the way it goes. We'll hold her in our arms, comfort her as the life leaves her body, and swear revenge. Then, when their underground moon base explodes, we'll be sitting on a yacht drinking martinis and waiting for the sequel, where we'll forget all about her.
>>16812 See that's why I'd rather her betray us now. We'll win in the end any way and the power struggle will be over so Eientei will be neutral to us again.
We visit her after it's all blown over, she will have survived because her faction didn't need to elminate her and we can forgive her. Cue a new adventure to relive the "good old days", roll credits while we ride off into the sunset with her.
>>16817 I'd just as soon there be no betrayal, period. Has there even been any hint that something like that would happen, anyway?
For all the trouble everyone in Eientei went to take care of us and protect us, I somehow can't see them just deciding out of the blue to suddenly sell us out. Whatever is going on, it's enough to make Kaguya and Mokou (brain-damaged or not) willing to set aside their differences and put on hold a vicious grudge they've kept going non-stop for centuries to oppose THE most powerful being in the land.