Masque de Motoori 2015/11/08 (Sun) 08:13 No. 185574 ▼
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Really? Are you guys serious? You voted for the choice that wasn't supposed to win? Guys, nobody plans out the second choice! You all need to vote for the obvious plot progression choices or the story won't move! I haven't thought out where this choice goes. Morons, the lot of you. Was your plan to get chastised by me? Well, it's working you ninnies. I can't trust you all to do anything right. I swear, none of you can even focus on what's important. Namely, me. No, I didn't mean it like that, gods, stop it with the shipping.
Fuck it, I'll go drive the plot myself. There seems to be a commotion in the center of the plaza, so I'll just head over and investigate. Barging through the people, I yell out, "Anybody know what's happening? It's an incident, isn't it? It's definitely an incident." Maybe if I push the story enough, it'll turn into some kind of fantastic event for me to intrude on.
A set of cat ears perk up at the sound of my voice. "Uh. No?"
"...Oh." I dip my head, grumbling to myself, "Yeah well, don't fault me for trying. I'm just doing my job, you know? It's the story's fault.."
Chen dips out of the crowd, running over to me. "I didn't hear quite what you said. Anyway, whatcha up to, Macha?" The girl's in a flowing red kimono, tied back to accommodate for her smaller figure. She's wearing a well-polished, pink-and-white floral hairpin, a much more elegant headpiece than her tacky green cap.
"You know, the usual none-of-your-business," I respond, flattening my gaze at the cat.
"So harsh." Chen leans forward and smiles, swishing her tails around. "I only mean well.."
"I'm sure you're an angel." Though I'm not too tall myself, I'm able to look down on Chen and fluff up her hair.
She glances at me irritably, but otherwise does not resist my fluffing. "You should know that a lot of cats don't like it when their head is touched without warning.."
"What about you?" I press my luck and lift my hand up again.
"I feel the same." But Chen, in a manner that only cats could replicate, lowers her head haughtily to accept my head pat. "However, I'll make an exception just this once, Macha.."
I can't help myself. Her hair is really soft and fluffy. "I'm almost flattered." Oh wait, shit. I almost forgot why I came here in the first place. The prospect of cat petting distracted me. "Anyway. Why was everyone gathered here?"
"They're cleaning up, now that the Carnival's over." Chen points over to the crowd. "Once they finished cleaning up their stands, the humans need to check off their names on a list over there. Then they can leave."
"That's it?" Isn't there supposed to be some kind of incident? Man. This is really annoying. As the protagonist, I don't have anything to work with. "How disappointing.."
"Yeah." Though her face remains calm, Chen's ears droop slightly. She brushes aside the stray locks of hair and fiddles with her hairpin. "Really bums me out. Went to siesta for a bit and woke up to the evening. By then, the festival was already over.."
Well shit. Poor Chen. She's in the same boat as me. Almost. I technically got to enjoy the festival but that's because I cheated and took the easy way out. "Sorry that happened.."
"Nah, don't be. Now c'mon." Chen takes my wrist and pulls me along without even asking. How catty. "Let's do something more fun than watching these boring humans write off their names.."
"Like what?" I question.
"Hmm." Chen lets go of me, frowning at herself. "I haven't thought that far in.."
"Then..."An idea pops in my head. It's one befitting of a protagonist like myself. "Want to see the festival?"
"Macha," she says, rolling her eyes at me. "The festival's already over.."
"Says you." I take her hand and think about how great it would be if Chen got to enjoy the festival. It's a shame that she wasn't able to experience it. So why not rewrite the story? As the protagonist, I can do that, right?
"Well, duh!" Chen shouts over the noise of the festival, "That's because?" She stops in the middle of her sentence, blinking. With a quick swish of her head, she looks around. A lively crowd shuffles through the village. The lights of the festival drown out the darkness of the night. All the stands that were cleaning up are now tending to their customers. "Whoa.."
Damn. I'm a great protagonist aren't I, readers? Maybe I am good at being nice once in a while. "Well?"
"Macha. I don't know what you did but honestly, I don't even care." She embraces me in a tight hug, closing her eyes and nuzzling against my chest. "This is great. You're great."
"I do try. It ain't easy being the best." Finally, some well-deserved praise. Just what I needed. Feeling better about myself, I shoo her along. "Now go enjoy the festival. I have some business to take care of.."
"Yeah!" She doesn't need to be persuaded. Chen runs along and disappears into the festival. The little ball of energy, she is.
I, on the other hand, I have little energy left to spare. I didn't really notice at first, but it's pretty fucking exhausting to retcon the story. What I need is someplace to sit down and take a breather. Cold sweat lines my forehead. The update is winding down. Ohhh, shit. I'm not even ready for choices.
[ ] Have me rest. (Yes please)
[ ] Let me sit down on a bench. (You know you want me to)
[ ] Make me get myself a cold drink. (!!!)
[ ] Reimu encounter (No.)
[ ] Cirno encounter (NO.)
[ ] Three fairies encounter (NOOO)