You silently curse your complete and total idiocy. Why the HELL did you jump? Really, Did you think you'd magically sprouted wings? Did all that bamboo around get to your mind? GAH. Putting your frustrations aiside, you attemtp to greet the boat ferrier, only to find that you cannot speak. You try to scream, but nothing comes out. You can't even sigh dejectly at your seeming defeat. However, you did get the person rowing the boat's attention with all your anguish. She looks at you and smiles sadly. "Don't worry about paying, I've already collected my fee. Quite honostly, I was amazed at the ammount you had. You must have been well loved." She looks off over the water. "It's always sad to see such well loved people die." She goes back to rowing, silently this time.
[ ] Jump out of the boat. [ ] Sit and wait calmly. [ ] Search the boat. [ ] Stare out over the water and reminiss.
[x] Jump out of the boat God dammit, I'm not going to get judged yet. Seeing as how this is anon I don't think that would turn out well. Time to do the impossible and break through into the world of the living, or become some angry spirit like Mima.
[X] Stare out over the water and reminiss. >"Don't worry about paying, I've already collected my fee. Quite honostly, I was amazed at the ammount you had. You must have been well loved." Goddamn it Kira.
You stare out over the water, thinking back over your amazing adventures in gensokyo. It may have only been two or three days, but it was an amazing rollercoaster ride. Almost getting killed by a frog goddess, befriending (9), befriending rumia, wandering out in the wild, Finding That Camera. You let your hand fall down towards the water and slide along the surface. "I wouldn't do that. There's quite a few things in there that like to eat ghosts." You quickly pull your hand back into the boat and hit something. You're not quite sure what it is, as when you go back to try and hit it again, your hand seems to pass right through it.
[ ] Examine item. [ ] Search boat. [ ] Sit quitely and wait for the ride to be over. [ ] Look over the edge of the boat and stare into the water.
you examine the strange item that seemed to stop your hand before, bending down and looking at where your hand hit, you see a glint of light. Reaching down, picking it up carefully and bringing it up into the light, you're shocked to see that it's the camera, aparently perfectly in tact! What luck! Well, if you can call it luck at this point. You wonder, curiously, what the HELL a camera's doing on a boat. Will you really look that gift hors in the mouth?
[ ] Hold the camera up for Komachi to see. [ ] Keep the camera hidden on you. [ ] Take a picture.
You decide to keep the camera to yourself. Showing it off might arrouse suspision in Komachi, and really, your lucks been shitty enough as it is, ne? Well, not so much your luck but your recent decisions.
"We're almost there" Komachi says in a small sad voice, with a twinge of regret. It's almost like she doesn't really want to take you to Shikieiki. In the distance the shoreline approaches. There appears to be someone out on the end of the dock, as if they were waiting for someone to come back.
[ ] Wave to the person. [ ] Take a picture. [ ] Sit there and wait for the boat to dock.
"Let's see, you were kind and friendly to children. That's good. You were attacked by a miko while rescuing a Youkai? Impressive. You........ groped a friend just before she beat you to death for making a sexual advance towards her, after which you killed your self in front of all your friends leaving them to clean up the mess.
Theres just one thing that bothers me. Where in Gensokyo is there a building tall enough that jumping off it would turn us into "Street Pizza"? The only place I can think of is maybe the SDM, but even it isn't usually depicted as that tall.
>>9025 Shkieki doesn't look only at the deeds she also knows the circumstances. Someone has been fucking with our brain to the point we don't know what's real anymore, she might take that into considiration. also OH FAWK HOT SHIKIEKI LEGS
You wave to the person on the dock as if waving to a long lost friend. They look at you strangely, as Komachi pulls the boat up to the dock, and coughs into thier hand. "Well. Then. Good work Komachi. I see this one made it across. I'm glad you didn't take your time." Shikieki reaches down and helps you out of the boat. Komachi nods solomnly and pushes off, rowing the boat back off into the mist. Wait, Was there a mist before? Remembering things seems to becoming harder... In any event, you Shikieiki motions for you to follow her, and you do so. You walk into a small house, modistly furnished. She motions to a chair in front of a desk and walks around to the other side. She opens a cabinate and pulls out a couple of files. She reads through them quickly, before putting them down before you. "I'm going to try and keep this quick and simple. I know you can't talk, so I'll try to limit myself to yes or no answers. Do you understand what's happened to you?"
You shake your head no. You don't know shit Cap'n. Shikieiki sighs. "This... This may take some time to explain, Unfortunately, that's the one commody we're excessively short on." Shiki looks over to one side, and touches something just out of your sight just below the desk. She sits back up, and makes a few notes in the file before standing and putting the file back. "Alright. Now it's time to take a quick look at everything else that's happened." Pulling up a small mirror, she begins to gaze into it. She laughs slightly, a dry sad laugh. "You are quite bold, I'll give you that. You're also fiercely loyal to those you call ally. Standing against someone that strong for someone you've just me? Quite remarkable really." Shiki puts down the mirror slowly. "I know that there's been... Someone messing with not only you, but your mind as well. While I may not approve of this, I am currently powerless to stop it." She sighs and rubs her temples. "It is my decision that you should go to Hakugyokurou for the time being. It's probally the safest place for you at the moment." Shiki stands up and looks directly at you. Your head feels light. The room around you begins to spin and fade away. The last thing you hear is a parting comment from Shikieiki. "I've let you keep your present. Don't loose it again."
You come to slightly dazed. You seem to be at the bottom of a staircase that seems to extend upwards far into the sky. You shake your head, hoping to clear away the haze that's starting to take up residence there, but to no avail. Directly behind you there's a gate. It seems to be sealed quite tightly.
[ ] Climb Stairs. [ ] Sit down on the steps. [ ] Call out for Someone, ANYONE. [ ] Curl up in the Fetal Position and cry.
You begin slowly climbing the stairs. Looking around you see many other ghostish forms floating about. Most seem to be little more than glowing balls of light, while others have more of a definite form to them. However, you still seem to have the same form you had before you went and threw yourself to your doom. You realize that most, if not all of the spirits around you are flying, or at least floating, while you, on the other hand, are walking. Up an enormous flight of stairs. That seem to stretch forever off, in both directions now.
[ ] Attempt to fly. [ ] Call out to the other nearby spirits. [ ] Continue climbing the stairs.
You take a few trial hops, and see that you float down to the ground slowly. It’s not quite flying, but you take a bound and skip about twenty steps in a go. This is actually kinda fun! As you go along, you start bounding past more and more steps in a single go, until you seem to be hovering slightly above the steps. They still seem to stretch on forever in both directions. However, this time you think you hear something nearby, but slightly off of the stairs. There seems to be several clouds that near by ghosts are sitting on, and you think you might be able to use them as stepping stones to get over to the sound.
[ ] Investigate noise [ ] Continue up the stairs. [ ] Ask the ghosts sitting on the clouds what the noise is.
You hop deftly along the clouds and come across a girl sitting on the edge of a cloud. She has white hair and blue eyes, and is kicking her legs back and forth, staring off into nowhere. She piques your curiosity, though, you still haven’t reached the source of the noise yet.
[ ] Greet girl. [ ] Continue on to noise. [ ] Go back to the stairs. [ ] Take a picture of the girl.
>>9129 We're a ghost now, Ghosts can talk. Dead spirits can't. ------------------------------------------------ You call out to the girl who looks over to you. You now notice that there's a trumptet floating near her, and she's wearing a white box of a hat looking thing. "Oh. Hello. I didn't know anyone was there~ hehe. Would you like to hear me play something?"
[ ] Yes. [ ] No. [ ] Go to investigate the noise. [ ] Go back to the stairs.
Making sure I got the lyrics right. also, cute vids are REALLY FECKING CUHGGGGGTGNNNNNNKKKKKK.... ------------------------------------------------ You tell the fine young woman that you would indeed listen to her play. She closes her eyes, and strangely enough, music begins to come forth from her trumpet. She also starts to sing something quietly. You can’t quite make out the words but it’s a pleasant little melody. You sit and listen for a while before two more girls show up. One wearing a black outfit like the first girl’s white outfit, and with a violin floating near her, another with a bright red outfit, and a keyboard floating near her.
“So here you are sister,” The one in black addresses the one in white, “We were wondering where you wandered off to.”
“Ah. hehe. I just felt like sitting here, then this nice gentleman asked to hear me play.”
“Oh really. Is that all.” The red one addresses the white one now.
“That’s so nice for you to have made a new friend Merlin. We should all play for him~”
The three take up positions and their instruments spring to life. A nice little melody floats through the air, slow paced and seemingly with meaning.
Lunasa begins to sing quietly, “hateshinai sora ni naritai hageshii amaoto no tachisukumu toki wa gitaa wo kakinarashi kokoro wo shizumeyou”
The song sounds vaguely familiar from somewhere, but you can’t quite place it. It’s quite a pretty song. The three quickly finish up and look at you expectantly.
[ ] Clap [ ] That was very pretty. [ ] Run your fool ass off. [ ] Thank you for that lovely performance, but I really must be off.
You clap politely. The three light up and take a bow before excusing themselves. You find your way back to the stairs and continue your way up them. They really do seem to go on forever, and you have no way to tell time. It seems to almost always be either just after dawn, or just before twilight here. After an indeterminate amount of time, You finally reach the top of the stairs. As you walk forward you’re greeted by a huge orchard of cherry blossoms, stretching as far as the eyes can see. It’s a breathtaking sight. Looking around you really see nothing of interest at this point. There’s a paved path leading through the cherry blossoms, as well as a large wall running off as far as the eye can see in both directions, perpendicular to the stairs. Looking down, you can see the stairs stretching back down into infinity.
[ ] Go back down the stairs. [ ] Walk along the wall. [ ] Walk through the cherry blossoms. [ ] Jump.
Ok guys, one more quick post then, I'ma snag lunch. Ima getting a bit nomish. I'll be taking off for about an hour, so MiG'll resume then with a new thread. ------------------------------------------------ You walk along through the cherry blossoms at a leisurely pace. it really is quite a spectacular view, nothing you’ve ever seen would ever compare to it. The path is well maintained and the grass around the trees is well kept. Whoever has to do all the gardening work for this place must be a master gardener. After walking for some time you come across a large building seemingly situated in the middle. Really you have no idea where it’s situated, you just figure that it’s the middle, given that there’s two paths leading off directly left and right of this large mansionesque building, and you assume that there’s another behind it. You hear some giggles coming from off to your right, and turn and see a young girl with white hair and blue eyes sitting on a blanket on the grass. There’s a small white blob floating behind her and two swords laid at her side. With her is an older woman. If you had to guess her age you’d say mid twenties. Decked out in all blue, with the palest skin you’ve ever seen in your life, strikingly set off by her sakura colored hair. She’s rapidly eating a variety of foods that have been laid out on the blanket, while the girl with the white hair sips on some tea. The two seem to notice you in the same instant. The small white haired girl reaches down for her swords only to have the older woman put her hand out and shake her head. They both look at you expectantly, awaiting you to make the first move.
[ ] Greet them loudly and clearly [ ] Greet them politely and humbly. [ ] Walk over to the blanket, plop down, and start eating. [ ] Genuflect. [ ] Point at the food and say “Can I have some of that?” [ ] Take a picture, It’ll last longer.
[X] Greet them politely and humbly. Youmu is quite traditional, having respect for the ones who give respect as well. Yuyuko is very friendly, no reason for something bad to happen as long as we're not jerks.
>>9217 Depends on the person. Yuyuko is an equevillant of a princess, we should be polite and humble here. Youmu is traditional and lives by samurai code, also need to be polite and humble- it'll earn us MUCH more points with both of them, if it was suika, i agree we should be like "AHOY THAR! with a giant smirk on our face and a bottle of sake in our hand.
>>9232 If Shiki concludes we shold be alive again, we would be reincarnated in a flash- As ourselves, memories&all included. Plus, we've been allowed by shiki to keep our original form in Hakugyokurou you realise how much of a giant privlage is that, right?
A gun would have not have fit with the story and setting, leave that shit for the outside world, not this. Jumping was a mistake yes, but oh well, we found our way to Yuyuko and youmu and possible get powered up before we escape back to gensokyo
>>9237 But without jumping we would not have gotten here. Well, we did splatter our brains in front of one of our little sister, but with this, the option of returning back a bit powerfuller opens, which helps a bit with survival. Plus, if we play our cards well, we aquire imoto Yomu to join in on the party
lol we were dealing with Reimu, and still survived somehow, so as long as we dont do anything out of place with Youmu, it will be fine. We feed Yuyuko and we win anyway. The beaten to death by Mokou was a dream or some messing with our brain anyway.