You tell the figure that you're not doing anything wrong and vehemently insist that Wriggle is not a "that."
"SHUT UP ALREADY." the voice screams at you. Coming closer. "Go ahead. Just give me a reason. You've already interrupted my sleep tonight, and one less human around her wouldn't really bother anyone. Just dump that thing on the ground and come along like a good little boy. We'll get rid of that thing soon enough." She gestures at wriggle again, coming closer. As she's gotten closer you can make out some of the details of her outfit. She seems to have black hair, and a red ribbon. Her outfit seems to be primarily red and white. You hear a rustling noise in the forest near to you.
[ ] Quick! into the forest! [ ] Remain silent, do nothing. [ ] Try to go for the camera, Surely you're faster than this girl! [ ] Put wriggle down.
>>8231 As the sole maiden of the Hakurei Shrine, she is commonly called upon (or calls it upon herself) to investigate strange occurrences throughout the world. ------------------------------------------------ You grab behind your back, and start to whip out the camera, only to have several spikes impale itself in your arm and in the camera. You hear a cracking noise and the camera falls away from your grasp.
"Bad move, kiddo. That was more than enough of a reason. I'd say it was nice knowing you, but then I'd be lying." Reimu sneers.
"I really hope it was worth loosing your life over that... thing."
Your arm is bleeding profusely from where the needles pierced it, and is difficult to move. Wriggle is stil out like a light, and won't be able to help you, and Reimu is PISSED. This is it gentlemen, I do believe we are fucked.
[ ] Make a dash for the woods. [ ] Charge the bitch. [ ] Scream. [ ] Genuflect. [ ] Remain silent, do nothing.
"Oh, so that's how you wanna play it, eh kid? Well fine. I'll let you get one shot in. Then, I come for you." Reimu just stands there as you charge up to her. With out either of you realizing it, a purple miasma arose around you with out even realizing it. Reimu begins hacking and coughing, she tries to back away, but you've gotten in too close, leaning down, you ram your shoulder directly into her stomach. Reimu stumbles back a few steps before falling flat on her back. The miasma around you disappates, and you feel slightly light headed. You decide now is the BEST time for you to escape, and you make a break for the woods.
Question is, Do you even think about trying to get that camera, or do you just escape with wriggle? You'd probally have to put her down, given that you've lost all feeling in the arm with the spikes in it.
>>8269 ...but the ice box with the miraculously disappearing Letty was okay, right? Reimu's characterization throughout the games leaves her personality open to a lot of interpretation. I'm down with this one, just as much as I am down with GM's version of Sakuya and Mokou
You ignore the camera and charge into the woods, hoping to put as much distance between you and Reimu as possible. Running with little sense of direction, nor really caring where you're going, so long as it's further away from Reimu, you stumble uppon a path. It seems somewhat familiar, but you're not really paying all that much attention. That is until you come to a fork in the path. Quick, Right or Left?
[ ] Right [ ] Left [ ] Fuck the paths. Gotta keep moving.
You ignore both paths and instead charge off into the woods again. Running through the underbrush is making quite a bit of noise, and it's not quick movement. You're getting quite tired. You break out of the trees and come across a clearing. It seems somewhat familiar for some reason. The trees cover most of the sky, so it could be somewhat safe to rest here. Rest?
You sigh aloud. You've been running for quite some time, and you're really quite tired. You put Wriggle down, as gently as you can with only one hand, and lean her back against a tree on the edge of the clearing. You look down at your arm. It's really a mess. You have three spikes sticking out of it, and there's dried blood all down your arm. Both arms are covered in scratches from running through the underbrush. Wriggle stirs slightly. You look up at the small piece of sky you can see through the canopy and wonder to yourself. Why is this happening to me?
[ ] Attempt to treat your wounds. [ ] Sit down and relax. [ ] Start a small fire. [ ] Look for something to eat.
You decide to attempt to treat your own wounds. You pull lightly on one of the spikes impaling your arm, only to be greeted by a fresh bouquet of pain, blossoming up your arm. OK! Removing the spikes seems a bad idea at this juncture. Looking around the clearing, you see a stump, which aparently has fresh clear water dripping down onto it.
[ ] Drink water. [ ] Use water to clean wounds. [ ] Pull out spikes, despite the pain. [ ] Make some makeshift bandages out of your clothing.
You look at your clothing and decide that you should make some bandages for your arm. You take off your shirt and rip a portion of the back of it off to make some bandages. You wrap your arm up in the scraps of cloth, and tie it off. It doesn't look pretty, wrapped up in parts of a shirt, with spikes sticking out of it, but it may prevent you from bleeding out.
[ ] Relax. [ ] Drink water. [ ] Go to sleep. [ ] Look for food.
You take a sip of the water and feel refreshed. Strangely enough, your arm doesn't hurt as much either. You still feel a bit woozy, so you go back over to where Wriggle is still out like a light. You wonder how she could have stayed out through all this. Though it seems like she wasn't. ". . . th.. thank you..." comes a very small voice. You look at wriggle, who is looking at you eyes slightly tearing up. "You barely know me, but you risked your life to protect me... thank you..." You wonder why she didn't do something to help you during your little encounter with Reimu. Wriggle pulls her legs up against her, and rocks back and forth slightly.
[ ] Ask why she didn't help. [ ] Ruffle her hair, and tell her it was nothing. [ ] Smile at her, and reassure her. [ ] Tell her you're "Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you."
You reach over to Wriggle and ruffle her hair for the second time tonight. You tell her that it was nothing and you'd have done the same for any of your friends. "Ah... you mean Cirno and Rumia?" You nod. Wriggle smies warmly, while looking down at her knees. "They're very lucky to have met someone like you. I am too..." She looks up to you still smiling. "I think we should go look for them tomorrow. They must be quite worried about you." You nod again, yawning slightly.
[ ] Go to sleep. [ ] Keep watch and tell Wriggle to get some sleep. [ ] Chat a bit more with Wriggle.
You and wriggle talk some more for a few minutes. She tells you a couple of funny stories about the misadventures she's been involved in at the hands of Cirno. You tell her some stories of your home. All in all it seems like a plesant little conversation. You yawn again. Damn, you really didn't think that you were THIS tired, but aparently your body has other ideas. The world swirls around a bit, and you slide down to the ground. Wriggle looks a little shocked at your sudden turn, but doesn't move from where she's sitting. The world slowly fades to black.
You wake up a good deal of time later. It's day now, sunlight is streaming through the canopy, and Wriggle isn't there anymore. Wait, what? You bolt upright, and are rewarded with a throbbing pain in your bandaged arm. Looking around, you don't see anyone in the clearing. You try to stand, but find yourself lacking in the strength to do so. You feel slightly lightheaded. Inspecting the bandages on your arm, you find that they're slightly damp with blood. Guess you're still bleeding, albeit slowly. You drag yourself back over to the stump and take a drink of water. You feel slightly better.
[ ] Call out for Wriggle, Cirno, or Rumia. [ ] Try to stand. [ ] Stay put. [ ] Drink some more water.
Anonymous waited. The stars above him blinked and sparked out of the air. There were lakes in the base. He didn't see them, but had expected them now for years. His warnings to Ceerno were not listened to and now it was too late. Far too late for now, anyway. Anonymous was an anon for fourteen years. When he was young he watched boats and he said to dad "I want to be on the boats daddy." Dad said "No! You will BE KILL BY LAKES" There was a time when he believed him. Then as he got oldered he stopped. But now in the forrest of the Gensokioh he knew there were lakes. "This is Ceerno" the radio crackered. "You must fight the lakes!" So Anonymous gotted his hand and ruffled the trees. "HE GOING TO KILL US" said the lakes "I will bad end at him" said the lake and he fired the bad ends. Anonymous ruffled at it and tried to blew it up. But the celing fell and they were trapped and not able to ruffle. "No! I must kill the lakes" he shouted The radio said "No, Anonymous. You are the lakes." And then Anonymous was healed by water.
You cup your hands, and drink some more of the clear fresh water that's dripping onto the stump. You feel slightly better than you did before, but your head and arm still throb in pain. It sounds like there's a commotion going on nearby, but you can't tell where. The sunlight streams down from the canopy above, making the whole clearing plesantly warm. You Yawn again invoulentarily.
[ ] Sleep. [ ] Stay put, awake. [ ] Get up. [ ] Try to investigate the source of the noise.
You crawl across the clearing to where the noise sounds the loudest. "Are you SURE we're going in the right direction?" "Uwaaaa... Hurry up!" "I SAID I'm sure, didn't I? They wouldn't lie to me." "I'm sorry, but why am *I* here?" "We told you! Uuuu... Wriggle found us and said the human was hurt! You have to help him!" "RIGHT! SO KEEP MOVING!" "AH! Quit pushign me, please. I'm moving along as quickly as I can!" Suddenly, The troup steps forth into the clearing. You lie there, dumbfounded. Cirno, Rumia, Wriggle and Rinnosuke look down on your prone form. "Oh my! This is quite bad!" Rinnosuke hurries over to your side with what looks like a first aid kit. "HUMAN!" Cirno rushes forward, only to be stopped by Rinnosuke. "See! I found her! I found her! I told you I would!" Rumia seems to have suddenly become quite shy, and is hanging back at the edge of the clearing. "Uuu... I'm glad you're ok.." She says in a small voice." "I'm sorry, but this next part is going to hurt." Rinnosuke tells you right as he forcefully pulls one of the spikes from your arm. You flinch. Ah well, now that they're all back together, you can relax for now, right? Wriggle and Rumia look at you with worried expressions on thier faces. Cirno continues blabbing at you, while Rinnosuke finishes removing the spikes, and is putting medication on your arm.
[ ] Lay there while Rinnosuke treats your arm. [ ] Fall asleep again. [ ] Reassure Wriggle. [ ] Reassure Rumia. [ ] Tell Cirno to shut up.
>>8487 Sweet. thanks. I just need to remember to put a subject in at the start of these. >>8486 Probally, but it's also almost tiem for me to sleep too, so it'll probally be one or two more choices in here, then an 8~9 hour gap. Then running all day tomorrow again, as I have the day off from work.
>>"HUMAN!" Cirno rushes forward, only to be stopped by Rinnosuke. "See! I found her! I found her! I told you I would!" Rumia seems to have suddenly become quite shy, and is hanging back at the edge of the clearing.
SHE'S TALKING ABOUT HOW SHE FOUND RUMIA AFTER SHE RAN OFF, YOU DUMB FUCKS
You smile up at both Wriggle and Rumia and tell them that you're ok. Rinnosuke's here and he'll make sure your arm is fixed up properly. Rumia smiles slightly at this, and Wriggle perks up quite a bit. Cirno looks around, not quite understanding what just happened. "Hey, why didn't you say something to me too? Huh? Why? whywhwywhwywhwywhwywhwywhwyhwywhwhy?"
[ ] Shush Cirno. [ ] Apologize to Cirno. [ ] Ask Rinnosuke how much longer the treatment is going to take.
You apologize to Cirno. Telling her you didn't mean to ignore her, but you didn't want to interrupt her, as she seemed so happy telling her story. Rumia giggles into her hand and Wriggle lets out a laugh. Cirno turns slightly red before laughing with the other two. "Alright, I believe I've done everything I can do here at the moment." Rinnosuke stands up, and helps you up. "Now all that's left is to get you somewhere to rest for a while." Rinnosuke puts your good arm around his shoulder, and props you up, helping you walk.
(Good night Anon. MiG continues tomorrow moring 10 Am EST, ish.) -Fadeout- *cue ED*
Don't get ahead of yourself now. We need to gather the (9) crew togther first. Once we've completed the party, then we strike a bigger target, like Reisen or Keine. Then we slowly work our way up the ranks. I can see it now...
Being a bitch to Youkai is one thing, but attacking humans with lethal intent? And for what reason exactly? I mean I might understand if she was aiming for Wriggle and missed, but that seems unlikely. And even against Youkai she usually isn't the aggressor.
>>8550 Play etrian odyssey. It's a great game for DS, eh is a long ass RPG and doesn't afraid of anything. Pain in the butt to find, but well worth it. If you suppor the roigiginal we might get the sequil translated.
>>8553 >So, what was that purple miasma thing when we tackled raymoooh
1) When we snapped medicine's photo we captured her ability to emit crazy purple knockout gas 2) Medicine's doll had been following us around and decided to spring into action 3) Wriggle's Butterfree used Poison Powder 3) Yukari did it
Well he did feel light-headed, though Reimu did collapse in a coughing fit; maybe as a youkai poison, it's just super effective towards the undead/mikos with spiritual cachet. Or possibly dumbass built some tolerance to it from interacting with Medicine before, or alternatively through staining himself with protective pheromones by ruffling Wriggle's hair. Dumbass apparently tends to hallucinate for unknown reasons; incidentally, angeldust is one hell of a cough suppressant.
I'm just hoping this is not some unique shounen ability dumbass is discovering in himself.