Climbing the stairs to the building, you enter through the sliding glass doors. There’s a short hallway before you come out into the main lobby of the building. WOW! This place is immense on the inside! There’s the huge lobby in front of you, stairs on either side of it leading up to the second floor. There’s a Fountain, and on the side opposite you, there seems to be a line of receptionist desks. Nearby there’s a directory listing with a map for the entire lobby area. You idly wonder how the building could be so large on the inside when it appears to be so small on the outside. You shrug. Architecture seems to have advanced quite a bit, and, if you recall correctly, this building is fairly new. You go over to the directory with map and see that there’s couple things that might interest you. There’s a GBK Museum, covering all the various shows and paraphernalia that’s been produced by them over the ages, and then there’s daily stage shows. Picking up a guide phamplet from next to the stand, you check over the times of the stage shows. One will be starting in a few minutes. Another thing catches your eye. There’s apparently guided tours of the studios that are lead occasionally. You’d have to ask at the reception desk to find out more about that one though.
[ ] Go ask about the studio tours. [ ] Go see the stage show. [ ] Go wander the museum. [ ] Examine Fountain.
The fountain ain't going anywhere, and short of getting kicked out of the building there should be no reason we can't check it out later. The other options might not have such an open window of opportunity.
>>29668 >I actually want to see the stage show. But I've played text adventures. >When you've got an option to EXAMINE something, you examine it. That's just the instinct that a sadistic DM would plan for. MuahahahahaHA!
The fountain in the middle of the lobby is quite large, it really does draw your attention. As you walk towards it, it seems to be much larger than when you first examined it. As you get closer to it, you see a girl sitting on the edge of the fountain, trailing her hand back and forth in the water. She looks rather worried about something, and is staring off into space. Her other hand is resting on a stick that’s lying across her lap. Nobody seems to be paying attention to this particular girl, nor does she seem to be paying attention to anyone going by her either. So absorbed in thought is she that she doesn’t even react to you approaching her, despite the fact that you’re standing right next to the girl.
[ ] Greet the girl. [ ] Poke the girl. [ ] Ignore the girl, continue to examine the fountain. [ ] Go do something else.
You greet the girl. She jumps slightly, but doesn’t fall in the fountain. She looks up at you nervously, her blue eyes giving you an appraising look. Brushing a lock of green hair out of her eyes, she greets you back. You ask her if she minds if you sit here. “No, that would be no problem at all. Feel free, it is a public area.” You sit down next to the girl, who goes back to staring off into space. A moment passes and she still continues staring off into space. You clear your throat. “I’m sorry, did you want something?” The girl turns back to you looking slightly annoyed. She seems to have taken grip on the stick in her lap. Before you have a chance to reply, a woman comes up to the reception desk and begins talking loudly. The girl in front of you freezes, her eyes going wide in shock. “Crap. . . I didn’t expect her to check here so soon. . .” The girl seems to be panicking slightly, looking back and forth, unsure of what to do.
[ ] Grab her hand and run. [ ] Tell her to run into the Museum, that you’ll cover for her. [ ] Call out for the person at the reception desk.
Grabbed by a brash ideal, you grab the girl’s hand and run out the front of the building. The two of you run back the way you came until you get to the section with all the restaurants. You pick a semi busy one and pull the girl inside. She’s breathing heavily, with a tight grasp upon her stick. She seems to just now realize that you’ve been holding her hand the whole time the two of you were running, and she quickly pulls her hand away from you, before taking hold of it in front of her chest. “Wh-What did you do that for?” You shrug, telling her that it seemed like she was in a pinch, so you thought you’d help her. The waiter comes over and leads the two of you over to a booth. Ah, nice. You’ve got a good view of the street from here, but it won’t be easy to see you if someone’s looking in. You sit down and the girl looks at the booth as if it’s going to bite her. You tell her to sit down, and she looks at you for a moment. Sighing, you tell her if she keeps standing there, anyone who runs past looking for her can see her quite easily. The girl almost jumps into the booth and slides all the way to the other side. She then picks up a menu and proceeds to hide behind it. This girl. . . She doesn’t grasp the concept of subtly does she? You sigh. Looking over the prices, this restaurant doesn’t seem to be cheap, but it’s not very expensive. Maybe you should offer to pay for dinner for the girl?
[ ] Offer to pay for dinner. [ ] Don’t offer to pay.
>>29750 No. Kaguya is gorgeous, she's a lady you'd die for. The overall beauty goes to her. Siki has the best legs. That's a fact. Wriggle has the best butt. It glows. ...And some may argue about Lunasa's ass too.
[X] Offer to pay for dinner. We're not sure if she wants anything, since we impulsively dragged her into the restaurant on a whim, but asking my also be like asking "Would you like anything?" Even if we are too forward, at least we made an effort to be nice to a stranger.
The girl is still hiding behind the menu, which only makes her more obvious. Oh well. You tell her that if she wants to order something that you’ll pay, given that you’ve pulled her into this mess. “No, that’s quite alright. I have money of my own. I don’t want you getting any. . . Strange ideas.” She glares at you over the top of her menu before going back and hiding behind it. Wait a second, was she wearing glasses? Must have been your imagina. . . The girl puts down the menu, and she is, indeed wearing glasses now. Huh. Where did those come from. Oh well. No matter. The waiter comes back and the two of you place your orders. The girl interjects that she wants separate checks. The waiter glances in your general direction, and you shrug. Shaking his head, the waiter takes the menus from you and walks off. You sit there, facing the girl. The waiter comes back with the drinks and places them on the table before leaving again. So, now you’re sitting there, facing a girl who’s sipping away at her tea quite contently. Now what?
[ ] Ask the girl’s name [ ] Strike up a conversation. [ ] Excuse yourself and flee. [ ] Sit there silently.
. . . You look at her, she looks at you. The two of you sitting there. Silently. This is rather annoying. She seems that she’s not going to volunteer any information, so you’re going to have to test the waters. You introduce yourself to this girl, and then ask her name. “Wait, You’re telling me that you don’t know who I am?” You shake your head. She looks absolutely shocked, but then smiles. “Interesting. I figured that’s why you fled with me. You can call me. . . Shiki. Shiki Eiki. It’s, strangely, a pleasure to meet you.” The waiter chooses then to return with your food. The two of you begin to eat, now holding a lively conversation. The topics range across the board, but eventually fall onto anime. She starts discussing the current season of anime quite animatedly while you sit there and listen. She begins to talk about some new anime that’s apparently going to start airing shortly that’s a spin off of the popular series. Apparently, the basic plot is that this girl who’s a judge goes around and judging ghosts and other beings who have died but refuse to move on, with her assistant. Eiki seems to be quite excited about this show. She also seems to know quite a bit about a show that’s soon to be released. It seems rather odd. . .
It's not just you. It's essentially impossible for me to vote, for example, because whenever Kira updates, enough votes come in that I have no idea what's going on, and can't find out. It's really irritating.
>>29897 I like this characterization. She may act tough when she's off playing judge, but deep down she's just an insecure vulnerable girl. Besides, girls aren't attractive unless they have an insecure vulnerable side, and are dependent on the man.