"Alright!" Cirno shrieks from only a few inches away from your head, her hair in disarray as she puts her hands onto the plant with a vicious little grin at the unfortunate plantlife. A vine knocks the ribbon out of her hair even as a slow frost creeps along the offending tendril, and it crashes to the ground under the weight before she attacks the next one clasping her left arm. The vine holding you, however, is separate from the one with Cirno in it's clutches. Even ask Keine slashes at the vines with a small kitchen knife, probably from some little pouch on her personage and attempts to foray closer to you, you feel yourself being dragged away.
Cirno Ribbon won. PS: Damnit /jp/, now I have the image of a Touhou game with Imoen and Edwina as playable characters in my head. Or maybe IN style teams, Jaheira/Aerie, Mazzy/Alora, Imoen/Edwina, and Shar-teel/Safana...
Even as it attempts to drag you off, extending your hand to it's limit you just barely grab the edge of the blue ribbon, and grasp it tightly in your hand, before looking to where you're being dragged. There is a rather sweet smell emanating from the large white blossom behind you even as it pulls you closer. Mokou appears caught by some vines and precious time is wasted by getting rid of those, while Cirno screams and beats at the plant with her bare hands, in her fury stabbing it with icicles, which seems actually less effective than freezing it. Keine is having slightly better luck, but doesn't see you as a frenzy of new vines, closer to the plant and unmolested, twine around you.
[ ] Look to the plant and scream; "WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM!?"
No way we can die for this, We'll thrust our hand into the plant nad it will turn out that Cirno's ribbon has some laten magic in it. The core of the plant will be just barely frozen solid and we'll be dropped
We're going to pull some tiny trick that saves our skin, something almost negligible that gives us a few seconds for someone to make a dynamic entry.
Guys, I know we've died being retarded and trying to be GAR all the time. In other threads at least, so far our deaths in WUIG are all from simply being retarded. It pisses me off as much as it excites me when I see the chance, but all the whining it produces is just as annoying. It's s a fucking game, let people play as they wish.
i think anon made a great step in the right direction. this time we won't be killed by an abstract entitiy formed out of water, but a real lifeform. even if it is just a plant that is acting purely by instincs.
The vines shudder briefly at your yell, and respond by stopping briefly, then relocating to your neck, where it proceeds to attempt to strangle you instead of bringing you closer. Congradulations, you managed to piss off a plant. It does indeed realize who you are; a mouthy, delicious human. Your head feels light and your lungs burn with the lack of oxygen, as your hands desperately claw at the deadly fronds of the plant...
And there is a shriek of triumph and an unpleasant odor as what appears to be the center of the plant is seared, and the vines wrapped around you briefly quiver before slackening slightly around your neck, but winding tighter around your arms. Mokou hovers in the air and sighs with effort. "Had to get those stupid things off me. Nice way to attract attention to the main part, kid." She seems to deliberately ignore your weird statement to avoid another headache. Keine rushes over, as she herself was rather close.
"Are you alright? Here, let me get those off of you..." With a few quick slices, the vines entangling you so stringently are cut away, and you can feel the blood return to the limbs that were held captive. You hesitantly try to stand, dizzied by the brief but potentially fatal attack yet still. Cirno hovers over as soon as she managed to disentangle herself, and looks you over.
"THAT WAS SO AWESOME, DID YOU FEEL IT? AS SOON AS YOU SAID THAT IT WAS LIKE IT TREMBLED IN FEAR, YOU ARE THE BEST HUMAN EVER!" She yells, grabbing you by the shoulders and shaking you, her hair sticking out in different directions with her ribbon removed after evidently grappling the plant.
[ ] "I'll try not to do that again Keine."
[ ] "I KNOW IT WAS SO BADASS! ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU FROZE OFF THOSE SHOOTS!" Ruffle Cirno's hair
[ ] "Good aim, Mokou."
[ ] "Why didn't my amulet work? Wasn't it a Youkai?"
Raicheru: Someone here has a whopping 5 hp. DisgustingHobbit: WOW! Raicheru: I reccomend you find and hide behind them DisgustingHobbit: HOLY FUCK! DisgustingHobbit: THAT GUY'S A TANK! Alexkomet: Who? I thought I was highest with 4 Alexkomet: Who put Stats into Con?
At first I was convinced people would pick the hair ruffle. Then Mokou took the lead, only to be suddenly CAVED by Keine.
She rewards your assurance with a continued look of worry. "You shouldn't have made such a racket. Please ask before doing such foolhardy things." She warns soberly, looking you straight in the eyes.
"Lighten up, Keine, he couldn't have known. Considering you just dragged him off the path to somewhere dangerous, you'd think you were trying to knock him off." Mokou puts a hand on the historian's shoulder gently, before looking over at you. "Yeah, you'd better not do that again. Now look what you've done, there is going to be a bunch more youkai along this way next time."
"Hey, stop it! We just defeated the evil plant thingy, we need a celebration!" Cirno jumps up and down, obviously undeterred by the danger faced just moments ago. "C'mon we've got to hurry ba- Hey, where's my ribbon?" She just seems to notice, and feels the top of her head, then frowns cutely. "Oh no! I gotta find it, it was a really special gift from my bestest friend! Oh, you haven't met her, have you? She's the best, you've really gotta meet her! But, ribbon first, she'll never forgive me if I lose it!"
[ ] "Would that be this, Cirno?" Hand her the ribbon, and ruffle her head. "Be more careful next time, you nineball."
[ ] "Close your eyes." Turn around her head and put the ribbon back on, ruffling it first
[ ] Silently hold it out
[ ] Keep the ribbon, and shrug helplessly in reply to her question
>>18411 sometimes I think touhous' clothes are really part of their body, if you hurt it or remove a part of it, touhous will be injured. But the advantage is that the clothes like skins will regrow, if you tear them apart and make them indistinguishable like burn it. If you hide the item however, the missing part will not regrow.
She dutifully does so, and now that you're close enough to tie the ribbon accurately, you note her hair isn't all light blue; there are strands of greyish purple too on occasion, aiding in giving a certain sheen. Huh, never thought you'd learn about different colored strands in an ice fairy's hair, did you? Nonetheless, you can't help but feel a sense of pride as you once more tie to ribbon in an orderly fashion on the back of her head, before telling her she can open them once more.
"Oh wow! You found it! Can you do magic?" She looks up at you with childish wonder and excitement, jumping up and down with that hyperactive energy she never seems to run out of as she touches it just to make sure it's still there.
[ ] "No, no magic, but don't lose it again, nineball." Smile at her
[ ] "Yeah, I'm a great wizard, I can do anything!"
[X] "No, no magic, but don't lose it again, nineball." Smile at her Our adorable adopted little sister ;__; adopted sister>real sister, since you can love her in every kind of way without it being wierd or bad.
"Maybe? How can you not know?" She seems to go quiet and just smile as you absently run your fingers though the cold strands, and she giggles.
"Anyways, let's move on." Keine replies happily, unable to resist the aura of glee seemingly emanating from the fairy as the schoolteacher smiles demurely, leading you on with somewhat less fervor and more calm; she probably enjoys being around children, considering her major profession. Mokou glances at you with a mildly amused and speculative look as you proceed through the path. You're probably close to the village.
[ ] "Keine, how did you become a schoolteacher?"
[ ] "Who was that bestest friend you were talking about, Cirno?"
>>18471 Because nothing says GAR like making a feeble attempt to look threatening to someone who not only cannot be harmed by you, but who happens to be holding an actual weapon as opposed to some piddly little rock.
>>18475 Uhh, no we weren't. Eirin didn't show up until after we had Cirno carry Keine away to safety. We were no longer protecting anyone selflessly so much as we were trying to save face after nearly pissing ourselves when she successfully psyched us out with her bow and arrow.
At that moment, we were nowhere near GAR. We were more like a weak little kitten attempting to look tough by hissing at something much bigger and stronger than us.
"Hmm? Nothing, Kid. You just reminded me of some... thing." She looks a bit distant, and you can tell she probably doesn't feel like talking about it as she loses herself in some memory. However, more pressing is that you feel something watching you. You don't know when it started, but you're DAMN SURE something is. None of the other three seem to notice though, and Cirno hums something as she skips along next to you. You can see the human village in the distance.
I'm pretty sure that shouting at whatever is watching us will make us look retarded, especially if it decides to withdraw or ignores the shout. Better to casually mention it, just to be on the safe side.
>>18501 Or I've just played more than enough games where, just when you're on a seemingly straightforward path to your destination, something happens to block the way, forcing you to make a much longer and more roundabout detour to get where you're going.
Besides, remember when we left Patchy's library, and we thought all we had to do was pop outside to visit Meiling like Koakuma suggested? See,ed simple enough, and yet what should have been a quick trip out the door turned into another journey into the basement, a game with Flan, another near-death experience, TIME HAX mindfuckery from Sakuya, some epic fucking cooking in the kitchen, and getting hired part-time by Remilia before we finally got out that damn door.
Still, [ ] "SHOW ME YA' MOVES!" is damn tempting. By the way, I think it's either Yuka (WE KILLED HER PLANTS, but I don't know why she would be near the human village) or Kaguya trying to KEIKAKU DOORI her way into Mokou's heart. Literally.
You walk onwards and ignore it. Who cares if you're going insane, or if something is there, you have a schoolteacher, an immortal, and the strongest. You reach the village and enter Keine's house with no further issues.
Meanwhile, a fairy sobs at her failure to spook a simple human. You dick.
Nonetheless, Keine looks relieved at being home at long last, and goes to brew some tea. "Let's relax for a while." She suggested, moving out of the warm, relaxing living room after a short time, taking off her shoes and setting off with bare feet down the wooden floored hallway. Mokou reached to one of the shelves filled with texts and curios, handling a small scroll gently and sat down next to the fire to read. Cirno had fluttered off somewhere around the house while you were looking away as you stand in the doorway.
[ ] Find somewhere to sit and wait to talk with Mokou and Keine to answer their questions, and talk with Mokou
Also, anon needs to find again that random fairy the next time. Who knows, maybe letting that fairy scare anon would've prevented some sort of incoming disaster. Maybe anon will meet the same fairy WAAAY later but as he made her feel sad, that fairy now has a deadly grudge and received infernal training exclusively to kill anon and actually she succeeds.
After failing to scare anon, the fairy flew aimlessly around the forests, wanting to forget about her failure, which was always painfully remembered each time one of her fairy friends talked about how funny is to scare humans. "look, it's the fairy that can't scare humans!" one of the other fairies said. All of them made fun out of the nameless fairy and that made grow the seed of hatred within her heart.
One day, while anon was playing hide and seek with Cirno, he went inside the forest where he once avoided contact with the nameless fairy. He felt somebody's breathing near and a sense of dejá vu filled him.
"Die, human scum" *STAB!*
Anon felt a sharp pain in his abdomen, a closer look revealed a crying fairy holding a now soaked in blood knife. He touched the wound and saw the vital liquid painting red his hand...
The next day, anon's body was found floating on the scarlet devil's lake, the body showing clear marks of multiple stabbing. Nobody found the culprit.