You don't pay the fairies so much as a second thought as you continue on. While you're quite sure your impromptu team could beat up all those ZFairies, there's the simple fact that you're quite certain that the Rin you're going after has a metric ton of them and that she could literally just bury you in tiny, hot bodies that would molest you into submission. It's better to find another way to your friends.
...That being said though, the music that's been permeating the tower at this point has gotten stronger, though you're not worried about that. Lyrica's already proven that she can counteract it, and now you have a Merlin on your side too. Between the two you have no reason to fear the effects of that Lunasa that's no doubt ahead of you. In fact, you try to pin down where
the music is coming from. While you're not here to hunt for mons specifically, gathering up the last Prismriver to form a new trio would go a long way toward making the inevitable fight much simpler.
Admittedly, that's not the only reason. You really do want to help create a new shiny trio so your girls won't have to be lonely, or feel like something's missing. The other part is that you... Well... You're
personally invested in this now, both because you want to help them and you're finding that you're curious about what it would feel like to have all three girls working you over at once.
And that's why you focus on the sound of that depressing music as your Prismriver Duo tone down their own efforts to counteract so you can hear it. You're much higher up than you thought you'd be, based off of how much louder the music is. Maybe she was lower than you thooooooooo...
You glanced out the hole that the ZFairies came through and...uh...yeah. You're really
high up now. I mean...wow. If it wasn't for the massive storm of cherry blossom petals, you'd bet you could see your house from here.
...Right, yeah. You'd forgot that this place probably doesn't follow the rules of logic and common sense at all. You'd heard stories of how people would spend hours working their way through the first few floors, and that's just from those who came back alive and not broken.
...You can't focus on that now though, can you? You've got to keep moving. You think you've got an idea of just where the Lunasa has to be now, and if your reckoning is right she's on this floor. Speaking of this floor it's...you're thankful you have your duo with you, because it almost looks like even the plants are dying from depressing this close here. Flowers are wilting and bushes are drooping. Trees seem weak and flop easily about in the wind.
You are really glad your girls are counteracting the music, because you're not sure you'd be able to push past this. Still, you can't afford to linger in this place since you're not sure how long your girls can hold out against this. They're counteracting this, sure, but if that Lunasa's pushing things to the point where even plants want to die then you're certain they're having to put in a similar effort. You start to run forward again, intent on shutting that music down since you're almost certain that you'd be exposed to that the entire time you're trying to save your friends too.
And so you rush. Your feet carry you swiftly as they can through the dead and dying bush and past the limp, weeping trees. The strings of that deadly, sorrowful song are slowly but surely creeping through the field of effect of your friends defenses, and you can feel it starting to tug at your own heart. This is getting bad very, very quickly.
Which means that you're perfectly justified in wanting to get to that Lunasa as soon as possible. What she's playing reminds you of what you learned about the move Perish Song, but nothing you read or heard said it could be used to this degree! You keep moving because you have to at this point. You're in too deep, your friends need you, you have to keep moving!
You can feel that creeping dread sinking deeper and deeper into your heart as your friends crowd around you, helping force that feeling back by their presence. Even so, you can feel the icy remains of what was done, and now you...
...Trip over a pair of legs, tumbling to the ground before being hauled back up to your feet by Kiri and Rei, hoping to keep you moving but...you see it now.
There's an incredibly odd looking Patchouli lying on the ground there, eyes barely open as they move to look at you. Her clothes are black and tattered, and odd fare even for a Patchouli-type touhoumon. You've never heard of anything like this before and she's...she's missing an arm. In the place of where her right arm would be is just a skeletal remnant, with no skin or muscle attached.
The odd and somewhat terrifying looking Patchouli's gaze slides over to you, telling you she's still alive but...she seems to be in horrible condition.
The fact that you really needed help to get back up off the ground was both irritating and distressing, though the fact that there was another mon who looked like she was about ready to succumb to the effects of the song was just as worrying. While it was true that her presence alone was somewhat terrifying, there was also the fact that the feeling in your heart from hearing the song was even more so.
And mind you, that's with
the aid of your two partners doing their best to drown it out. For someone like that Patchouli, who has no protection... Were she healthy you would have run past her no doubt, since she would likely join the ranks of mons who want to molest you just because you're adorable. Plus if what that Kogasa said was true, apparently you are also 'delicious'.
That aside, you reach into your medicine pocket and pull out a Potion. You're not entirely sure how much this will help the mon on the ground, nor have you really considered the consequences, but you spray her with the medicine.
Deep down, you knew that leaving a mon in that state in these conditions would likely kill her before you stop that Lunasa.
You watch the odd Patchouli and note that her breathing seems to become a bit easier, her chest rising up with less labor than it was before. The entire time those eyes of hers, burning with an inner purple light, are locked onto yours.
"Are you going to be alright?" Your voice sounds a bit hoarser than you'd like to hear, though that's no doubt a combination of running so much and being brought to orgasm twice so far, plus the whole death music field. ...It feels a bit weird that this Patchouli, who's missing an entire flesh and blood arm, is actually less terrifying to you than the music.
The Patchouli stares at you, her odd clothing covering her mouth from your sight. You think you hear something from her but you just aren't sure. Suddenly, that skeletal arm of hers moves, slowly reaching up towards your face, boney fingers pointed outwards, their tips gleaming sharp before you are yanked back by your friends, who begin to force you to run towards the Lunasa again, leaving the Patchouli behind. She disappears from your sight, arm still reaching.
You're not entirely sure what that was all about, but you're rather glad that your friends have more common sense than you and decided that leaving you to do stupid things was not a good things to do. With that in mind, you continue to rush in the direction of that Lunasa, hoping that she's not too much further ahead.
You're dragged along deeper, each step forward more of a tumble forward now. Even your friends are struggling at this point, and the only reason you all are still standing is the combined efforts of your Prismriver Duo. Then, you see it. In the middle of a patch of an entirely dead field there's a CLunasa, as shiny as your friends, resting on a grave. She stares blankly up into the sky or ceiling as her instrument plays itself.
You're not sure if it's the music or the sight of the girl who's given up on her life that's doing you in at this point, but even with the help of your friends and their music, you're starting to lose it. Not even the fact that you are basically the luckiest son of a Momiji on the planet right now is helping you. You need to think up something soon.
You stare at the poor, miserable girl who's given up all hope and you can't help but want to give up too, but...
But suddenly, your Prismrivers grab hold of you and drag you towards her, through the dreadful music and through the dead and dying plants. You're dragged to a stop in front of the Lunasa who's staring up at the sky, not even noticing you. You need to...do something here, but what. To your left and right you see Merlin and Lyrica making 'kissy' faces at you.
Well, it's not like you have any better ideas, so you lean down and kiss the Lunasa on the lips, hoping that that's all it will take to get her to stop. AVAST BELOW THESE POINTS THAR BE NAUGHTY! >>/at/31561 AVAST ABOVE THESE POINTS THAR BE NAUGHTY!
Through your exhaustion, you can see Lyrica and Merlin leaning in closer to the Lunasa as she breaks her kiss with you.
Lunasa stares at the other two shiny Prismrivers, her eyes simply wide with shock as she registers just what they are. Shakily she reaches out with one hand at each of them to touch them, like she can't believe their real. The moment she makes contact you see her whole body jolt like she still can't believe it. Finally she...hiccups and lets out a cry, which sets off a chain reaction in your other Prismrivers, leading to you being underneath a squirming pile of hugging girls.
Which you can't quite bring yourself to interrupt for the moment, though it's partly because you just succeeded in one day what other trainers could spend their whole lives trying to accomplish and never come close to succeeding at. The other part is that you're still recovering from your afterglow. Still, eventually you manage to get a ball out of your bag and hold it out to the shiny Lunasa. "I'd ask if you want to come with us, but I'm not sure I have to." You say to her with a smile.
You also make a mental note to get your Lyrica to kiss you passionately sometime. If Lunasa could make your heart flutter than Lyrical should make you melt in her arms.
Still, you have to really stare at the Lunasa. Her sky blue dress, red decorations, silver hair and grey eyes make her look so unlike others of her kind, but her brilliant sheen and gleam makes her feel right at home with her sisters. Both of them. You took a trio of outcasts and helped them become a family, and look at them. It's like they were born together.
Lunasa nods happily and excitedly, flying up to the ball and you and pressing her lips against yours again, just before the ball draws her inside of it. Just like her sisters, the ball nearly immediately pings a successful capture.
And just like the previous two times, you don't hesitate to let her back out after that. You feel you can trust her and her sisters to behave now.
...something slowly begins to occur to you. The Lunasa's music was what was keeping the population and threat down, at least from other touhoumon. You're really high up in the White Tower and that music is gone now. Oh...
Which was the other thing you just noticed. Thankfully you have a few Escape Rope on you, so there's one thing that's somewhat mitigated.
Still, first thing’s first. "Alright, I don't think we can spare too much more time for this. My friends are still in trouble and I don't think I could forgive myself if I let them down because I got molested too much."
The Prismriver Trio snap into action and haul you up as you watch...Kiri and Rei readjust their dresses, both looking a bit flushed, maybe? Kiri does at least, but Rei looks as unruffled as ever. Now you just need to-
"Oh boy, a boy!" A voice in good cheer says as a red haired, black eared and green dress wearing catgirl enters the field, followed by a small horde of ZFairies. Oh well that solves one problem. "Those other two are...okay, I guess? The awkward one's cute and the loud one would be fun to break, but you..." She takes a deep sniff of the air, "Oh, someone already claimed you huh?" She grins widely at you, showing rows of sharp teeth, "I'll tie them up and make them watch as I make you my tie, cutie~."
You're not entirely sure how to take all this. On the one hand, this is a fully evolved Rin with a horde of ZFairies who would very much like to make you into her sex slave for all time. Somewhat scary in and of itself.
However, you've been molested thrice already, endured music that by all means should have killed you, nearly got kidnapped three times, saw a Patchouli who was no doubt a ghostly variant of the usual, and got deep kissed by a Kogasa.
You just can't bring yourself to even pretend to be scared by this.
Plus there's the whole, you know, murderous rage bit that Rei and Kiri are no doubt about to act on, and she's taunting your girls about tearing you away from them by force and making them watch. Like they'd let that
happen without a fight.
Needless to say, the bombastic Rin is about to be met with a considerable amount of violence. It just comes down to choosing who to let beat her up. CHOICES
[ ] Rei and Kiri should deal with Rin while the Prismrivers deal with the ZFairies!
[ ] The Prismrivers can deal with Rin while Rei and Kiri crush the ZFairies!
[ ] Wait, what’s that purple light…?