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5208 No. 5208
It is high time to perform this ritual. I have delayed it for too long. There are no excuses this time. My foster parents are away with my step-sister and I have access to the secret basement.

Tonight we have a total lunar eclipse and father always said it is good for magic rituals. That is the reason they are away, too.
Saturn is properly aligned and Mars won’t make any trouble this time. Maybe Pluto could do something… no, the poor little dwarf planet will have little impact on my magic tonight.
Is snow still falling outside? Oh yes, it is! It is snowing! I have noticed that my powers increase during any kind of precipitation.
Conditions could hardly be more ideal!

I rush downstairs into the basement with everything I need. My supplies were stored in a large box under my bed.
That is the only place where my neurotic mother doesn’t check every Sunday.
First I have to draw the circle with crayons and fresh blood, just like the old book says. I’m using pig blood. We keep it in larger quantities in the fridge for my younger sister. I still can’t believe she is experimenting with vampirism… it was probably because she read that novel.
The circle is drawn. I paid great attention to the details because some demons are greatly angered if you draw the circle badly.
I’m using a universal circle that can be used for practically any demon in existence. Well, you should draw the higher demon’s personal circles if you want any real favor from them.
I light vermillion red candles, one by one, then I turn out the lights. These candles are infused with magical powders that are usually used in potions and other magical stuff. This makes them glow brighter and fill the air with magical particles that smell like decaying flowers…
Now the only things missing are the clean papyrus in the center and my blood on it, then I can begin chanting.

No, there are two major things missing. An offering must be made for the summoned demon! What would be an appropriate gift? I do not possess anything great, except for this little piece of jewelry… my silver demonic earring… well bugger. I should have thought about the gift earlier! It doesn’t matter now, this ritual must be done and there is not much time before the lunar eclipse.

The second thing I miss is a demon name. Despite the long delays, I still haven’t decided who to summon to my basement.
Okay, I won’t consider greater demons. I am a beginner, I have little to offer. Besides, they would most likely kill me without some higher protection. This basement is protected by some fine enchantments, but it is only sufficient for smaller devils.
So... let me find the page with the demon names.

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Ugh, most pages are barely readable! I could only find three clean entries.
I should skim through these entries...


KAGHAMIN
KAGHAMIN is the great lawyer in the western underground division, but his deeds as an attorney are overshadowed by his greatest invention, spiced rum. He appears as a humanoid that greatly resembles human, but has the traditional demon wings, three black horns and hooves.
Sometimes he prefers his secondary form. This form was rarely seen and is typically described as complicated clockwork octahedron made from various different metals, including yttrium, iridium, platinum, aluminum, iron, gold, cooper and also uranium as he personally claimed to me.

One should note that he is very friendly, despite his constant frown and high status. We often get reports by junior wizards that they got gifts and services for free or for a symbolic price.
But beware not to wear anything that could resemble bakers or cooks as he has killed my two friends who just happened to wear aprons. He dislikes bakers, cooks and aprons for an unknown reason and when asked about it he will become silent until you change the subject.
His gifts include spiced rum, high quality golden rum, books about loopholes in laws around the world, clockwork machines and sometimes he will offer advice (it works wonders, he helped me evade taxes). Other items include watches, lamps and also necklaces.

Note that despite his friendliness, he has a tendency to bite wizards when he feels like it. His bite marks do not heal easily and they glow, too. I have found difficult to explain it to my non-wizard friends why my wounds glows so brightly and I had to wear a scarf during summer.

LAHAB
LAHAB is an entertainer in the northwestern underground division. Some consider him a greater demon, but he is just a lowly demon pretending to be a higher ranking one. His job is to entertain the demons but due to his fairly common mood swings and unsuccessful method acting he has lost his whole fortune twice in the last thousand years. While he was regaining riches he lived in brimstone caves in the rural areas for a very long time.
He claims to know everything about caves.

LAHAB is known for only one form which has a striking resemblance with harlequins. The only thing that clearly separates him from harlequins is his bright purple ribbon he wears on his right sleeve.
When summoned, LAHAB will begin to sing aloud. Whoever hears this song will instantly know more about musical instruments, but will not learn how to play them. This knowledge is often very limited.
Anyone who summons him should be careful because he is moody. When he is happy and jolly he will give out gifts cheaply, requesting only a meal made by humans. When the harlequin is sad and drowsy he will give gifts for free, but he will usually not give the requested item.
Beware when LAHAB is quiet and does answer any questions. If the demon frowns during your first question then just tell him to go. If the harlequin shakes and smiles, then it is too late as he’ll [unreadable] anyone nearby, disregarding their [unreadable] or looks. To this day, every wizard that summoned him survived this with only minor injuries.
Note: never tell him you are an actor as he will be jealous and disappear.

SHASHAPO
SHASHAPO is a dancer in the rural areas near [unreadable] located near the greatest demon city, [unreadable]. She is famous for her dances that strike as bizarre, but are always pleasant to watch. She is also infamous for her tendency to never leave places she likes. These places are usually castles and palaces built by great archdukes in the rural areas.
Her appearance is fascinating and breathtaking. She usually appears as a sexually attractive belly dancer with red scaly skin and a very long blue tongue. Her other form is very similar, only that her skin is blue and her tongue is green. One wizard claimed that she has another, third form, where her skin is green and her tongue red.
Despite her beauty and limitless stamina to dance, she is ranked fairly low in the other plane and she has been often ridiculed for her quirky nature.

Whoever summons her should be very respectful and not even think about seducing her as she will leave at the first sexual hint.
Her gifts largely depend on her mood and the gift the wizard offers. Usually she will just give the wizard a white kerchief that cleans perfectly and never stains as she can’t value items. If she is in a good mood and the gift is sufficient (jewelry works wonders), then she will grant the wizard such dancing skill that he or she will surpass very many.
Like I mentioned before, be respectful as she will disappear at the slightest hint that you want to do any sexual activity with her.


Who will I summon?
[] KAGHAMI
[] LAHAB
[] SHASHAPO
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>> No. 6021
So how are things Glad? Haven't seen you on IRC for almost a week now.
>> No. 6066
Glaaad. Updaaate. Come baaack.
>> No. 6082
Updaaaaate please!

Or else I'll use emoticons. Don't make me use this.
>> No. 6173
*slap*
Wake up!
>> No. 6180
All right. I didn't want to do THAT, but you forced me.

\(^o^)/ This story is over!
>> No. 6181
I do believe in Turtle! I do! I do!
Maybe he'll come back soon... he did leave for a while not long ago
>> No. 6182
>>6180

Fuck you, I still believe Glad will continue. Remember, he does problems with his current condition. I will wait for Glad until he got better enough to write.
>> No. 6183
>>6180
Writefags have taken longer leaves of absence than this, sometimes without excuse. Glad has one, and we will wait patiently for his return.
>> No. 6186
Yeah, look at Harker who come back after like I dunno... lost counting months.
>> No. 6205
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Here, have a Satori in a wedding dress.

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Hmm, what should I do in this critical moment? Utsuho is going to work… probably. Judging by her powers, she must be in nuclear science. It might be interesting, but I think that going out shopping with the sisters must be interesting. Each at my sides, holding my arms while we walk though the city!

“I would love to go shopping! Can I join you?”

“My intention was to surprise you with some prestigious clothes, but you can join us. It would be better that you choose your own clothes.”

“Today’s shopping will be awesome with Leon!”

“It will be certainly interesting, Koishi.”

The sisters both smile, each in her unique style. Satori’s smile is gentle, friendly and ladylike while Koishi’s is cheerful and playful.
Both have high magnitudes in cute and combined with their natural beauty-

“Alright, I’ll be going now.”

“Goodbye, Okuu! Have fun at work!”

“I always have fun at work! I’ll probably stay longer at work, so see you all in the evening!”

“Farewell, Okuu!”

“Bye, Okuu!”

“Goodbye, Utsuho.”

“We should go soon as well. It might get busy, today the new fashion collection will be released, after all. Koishi, would you be so kind and find the old overcoat for Leon, the one you bought from Rinnosuke? It is terribly cold outside.”

“Will do, sis!”

This leaves Satori, Orin and me in the kitchen. I realize that there is no need to stand and lean on the wall.
Hey, when did I lean on the wall and try to act cool? Awkward… I’ll just sit down…

“Hey Satori, what should I cook for dinner?”

“I am not sure, Orin. Maybe we will eat out today, so there will be no need to make dinner.”

“Oh, I understand. I’ll order something for myself, then.”

“Watch the house while we are away, Orin. Goodbye!”

“See you later, Orin!”

“Bye! Have fun shopping!”

Leaving the kitchen, we head straight to the large entrance, to the massive doors that lead into the magnificent demon city. On the way we see Koishi coming with the overcoat… and it is awesome! This is no ordinary coat, this is a Royal Air Force great coat replica, in black!

“Here you go, Leon! This coat might be an odd one, but it is the only thing we have for you.”

“I don’t think it is odd, I think it is stylish!”

“I am glad you like it! This coat originates from the outside, from the place you come from.”

“That is plausible, it looks just like the ones worn by the Royal Air Force. How do things get here from the outside, anyway?”

“No idea… do you know, sis?”

“Those are very complicated processes; I would advise you to seek someone who is an expert in this field… like the shrine maiden.”

Covering her slight embarrassment with a gentle blush, she makes her regular gentle smile sooooo much cuter.
Putting on our coats, we leave the great palace and step into the cold city. Wow… how did the temperature change so quickly? I was outside last night and it was cold, but not THIS cold. This is a dramatic change!

“The temperature dropped quite a bit, don’t you think so?”

“Yes, it did, sis. We had warm weather last week, mostly because the cold winds blew away from the cave entrance. Meteorologists are still studying what caused this.”

“It is definitely an extraordinary event, if you think about it.”

But we don’t mind the cold, since we are all wearing our coats and warm clothing underneath. Off we go to the shopping district!


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Spectacular, simply spectacular! In the probably darkest corner in the demon city is the new shopping district, the one reserved for the rich and famous. I guess Satori and Koishi are both very wealthy, their palace would indicate their high status.

Due to the low light the shops have elaborate neon signs to grab your attention and differently colored lights to illuminate their wares. This would definitely attract humans, I am sure. Maybe the same marketing tricks work on youkai?

“Shall we first find clothes for Leon?”

“Ladies first.”

“Oh, thank you!”

“Hey Satori, I want that dress over there!”

Like a small child she points to the brightly illuminated beige dress. From what I know about dresses, it is something early Victorian or something noble Austrian women would wear at dances. The only differences are that it is not as large, but rather fluffy and flowing and the material is what appears to be highly reflective silk. If one looks closely it has a large, but subtle zigzag pattern from top to bottom. Lastly, it has large cleavage…

“Oh, Koishi. It is a nice dress, but it is beige. You have two similar beige dresses at home, but you lack a good red dress. And didn’t you say that you need a replacement for your favorite green dress?”

“Yes, sure, but it is so pretty! Just look at it!”

“Come on, dear. You know you can’t buy the first dress you lay your eyes on. Why are you acting so childish today?”

“Aw, sis, I don’t want to look old around Leon…”

“Very well, shall we begin our shopping spree for real? Let us first enter our favorite boutique, Western M&D.”

“What does M&D stand for?”

“Oh, those are two ancient demonic surnames, M-”

W-what did she just say? Umm, I only h-heard g-gibberish, vocals that shouldn’t be used together, fused into alien speak?

“A-alright. Let the shopping begin!”


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Two hours passed and we are still in the same boutique. All the clerks are horned oni and they are very friendly to us. While the two girls were checking the dresses, skirts, purses and accessories, I was checking out the suits. It seems the tie is extinct or non-existent in this world and so are bow ties, but there are shirt scarves or whatever you call them.

These clothes are something I have never seen before. Imagine old-fashioned suits styles, from the 1830s to the 1930s, mixed with modern, industrially created materials. There are no plain suits, no ordinary shirts, everything has a pattern. Some are strictly geometric; others have flower patterns and other have chaotic ones… mostly thing I would not wear.

Still, two suits in particular have caught my eye.
The first is this black one. Made from the best silk, it has a subtle silver coating that under certain angles reveals the hidden pattern – a raindrop pattern. Judging by the broad shoulders and cut, I would place it in the early 1930s, but then again, I am no expert in this field.

The second suit is way more… old-fashioned. While I can’t place it in any time period, it is definitely something nobles would wear. By combining some modern elements, it is a nice retro suit. Similar to the first shirt, it is made from silk and has a yellowish coating. This one has a lightning bolt pattern.

I wonder why I like these too in particular… maybe they are the closest to the suits we have back at home. The other have outrageous pattern, like that stylish tuxedo over there… with the turtle scale pattern.

I would like to buy both, but those price tags have many zeroes and I don’t want to be a burden…

Checking over by the ladies, I see that Satori has decided which dress to buy while Koishi has narrowed down her choices to two dresses. One is beige and the other is red.

It is the same beige dress she pointed at earlier, the one with the fluffy skirt, cleavage, halter top and the subtle zigzag pattern. I didn’t notice earlier that it has detached sleeves included.

The red dress is simply lovely. It is not as fluffy, but has a brighter shine. The dress also doesn’t have a pattern. Instead, it has dark red flames rising from the hemline up to the bust. It also has less cleavage, but more back exposure.

“Hey Leon, did already find something?”

“Well, yes, I kinda did.”

“Which dress is prettier, Leon?”

[] “The beige one! I like the fluffy look!”
[] “The red one! Those flames look fantastic.”

[] I think I’ll take the black, 1930s, raindrop pattern one. With a matching tie-scarf and fedora hat, I will look great.
[] I think I’ll take the dark grey, noble, lightning pattern one. Together with a red fluffy scarf, I will look fabulous.
1st suit: imagine a heavily modified mafia suit
2nd suit: Steven Stone.

Additional information:
The reasons for my absence are several hardware failure (4 year old hard drive etc.), damage on some cables in the cellar (that prevented me from using the internet) and a busy life (ex. hiking). Despair never was a factor.
Sorry for the typos/grammatical sloppiness. I just wanted to update.

Also, to clarify it one last time – Leon sparkles like Teddie from P4, not like that goddamn vampire.
>> No. 6207
[X] “The red one! Those flames look fantastic.”
"Were you listening to me, or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?"

[X] I think I’ll take the black, 1930s, raindrop pattern one. With a matching tie-scarf and fedora hat, I will look great.
>> No. 6208
[X] “The red one! Those flames look fantastic.”

[X] I think I’ll take the black, 1930s, raindrop pattern one. With a matching tie-scarf and fedora hat, I will look great.
You had me completely sold for this option when you mentioned the fedora.
>> No. 6209
[Q] I think I’ll take the black, 1930s, raindrop pattern one. With a matching tie-scarf and fedora hat, I will look great.

Fedoras. Can't beat 'em.
>> No. 6210
[X] “The beige one! I like the fluffy look!”

Fuwa-fuwa~!

[X] I think I’ll take the black, 1930s, raindrop pattern one. With a matching tie-scarf and fedora hat, I will look great.
>> No. 6211
[x] “The red one! Those flames look fantastic.”

[x] I think I’ll take the black, 1930s, raindrop pattern one. With a matching tie-scarf and fedora hat, I will look great.

Good to see you again.
>> No. 6213
[X] “The red one! Those flames look fantastic.”
The last time I checked, Koishi didn't have much cleavage to show off. Plus, it's a turn from her normal style.
[X] I think I’ll take the black, 1930s, raindrop pattern one. With a matching tie-scarf and fedora hat, I will look great.

Glad you're back, Glad.
>> No. 6214
>>6213
we might be in for a surprise though.
>> No. 6215
Fucking fuck yes! I'm glad you're back! No, I'm not making this joke intentionally I'm just not sure what else to say.
>>6210
-ri, fuwa-fuwa~ru!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0OBIAgdyFc
Damn that's convincing
[X] “The beige one! I like the fluffy look!”
[X] I think I’ll take the black, 1930s, raindrop pattern one. With a matching tie-scarf and fedora hat, I will look great.
>> No. 6217
>>6215
That song made me write right away. Thanks.

[X] “The red one! Those flames look fantastic.”
[X] I think I’ll take the black, 1930s, raindrop pattern one. With a matching tie-scarf and fedora hat, I will look great.

Did I mention that this suit is unique, one time only?
>> No. 6221
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“Koishi, I think the red dress looks amazing. Those flames are fantastic. You will look lovely in it. Why not try it on?”

“Sure, I will. This might take a while…”

“Alright, I will see what Leon has chosen in the mean time.”

Oh crap, what now? I still haven’t decided yet… both suits look nice and they are the least avant-garde of the bunch, but I can’t decide. That lightning bolt pattern looks awesome, but the other suit comes with a fedora… on second thoughts, forget the snobby noble suit and the fluffy scarf. I’ll go with the classic – the fedora and Chicago suit.

“I would like the raindrop suit, the one with broad shoulders.”

“Hmm, an interesting choice, Leon. Clerk, can he try it on?”

“Certainly, Madame Satori. Please come with me.”

Satori tells me to take my time to change. While I undress I feel slightly uncomfortable at the thought that I am actually wearing Orin’s pants… and that they actually fit me fine. Amazing how smooth and warm this silk shirt is! It fits fine, just like the trousers, but I have to wear suspenders with them. I believe this is the first time I am wearing suspenders… next I put on the black tie-scarf, which is the closest thing they have to ties. And finally, the black vest and the double-breasted, raindrop pattern jacket! Miraculously I fit in everything just fine.

Now I have to show myself.

“It fits you splendidly! Now you only lack a hat and some fine shoes.”

“I agree with Madame Satori, it fits you very well, Sir. Here is the matching hat.”

“Oh yes, the fedora.”

“Fedora? Oh, certainly, that is the outsider term for this hat. This suit was modeled after a certain type from the outside and it is the first of its kind in Gensokyo.”

“Really? Well, it does stand out from the others in the shop.”

“It is a unique piece, sewn by M#&%# himself.”

That surname… it makes your ears hurt. Ancient demon language is not meant for human ears, even if you possess about 37.5% wizard blood.
I put the hat on the instant I get it in my hands. Looking at myself in the mirror, I realize that I look manlier in this suit. No second thoughts, I’m taking it.

“We’ll take it.”

“Certainly, Madame!”

“Leon, I’ll go check on Koishi.”

“Sure, I know where I can find you.”

Steadily, I change into Orin’s pants and the turtleneck. Those are some expansive clothes, I must not damage them.

After I carefully hand the suit to the oni clerk, I get to the women’s changing rooms. As I get closer I can hear the two sisters talk – there are few in the shop and the music is quiet. Koishi is saying something to Satori… ‘’he is right, the red one is better’’, Satori replies with… ‘’I told you the beige one would have too much cleavage’’… no, Leon, don’t think too hard on this one.

And there stands Koishi, in the red dress. Red fits her well, she is absolutely gorgeous, like a princess! And I take it back; this dress is just as fluffy and flowing as the beige one on the mannequin. It may not have as much cleavage, but the way the chest part is shaped emphasizes her bust. Koishi playfully spins around, showing her exposed back, only covered by the few red laces. Did I mention it has frills everywhere?

Another thing is the flame pattern. As the fluffy, frilly skirt moves around it gives the impression of burning flames. Truly magnificent, I love it.

“I love it. You were right, Leon!”

“I am glad I could help.”

“No time to admire it, we still have about six shops ahead! I’ll get changed right away!”

Six shops? Okay, I have nothing against shopping with these two lovely ladies, but when are we going to eat- oh my, I was just rude towards Satori.

“Don’t worry, Leon, we will have something to eat after we clear the fourth shop.”

“Okay. Where is your dress, Satori?”

“I didn’t take long to choose. Do you see that slate blue one over there, the frilly one that is being taken off?”

“Yes, I do. That is a wonderful dress, Satori.”

“These shapes are new this season and I thought, why not.”

Hmm… this is definitely a Vintage cocktail dress. No doubts about it. Imagining Satori wearing it… yes, that would be a wonderful sight. The slate blue color would be a nice contrast with her pink hair and eyes and with some slate blue elbow gloves-

“Thank you, Leon. I am happy that we share fashion tastes.”

Once Koishi gets changed we continue our shopping spree. This might be tiresome, but hey, I need some clothes, right? And with these two ladies, it can’t be tiresome!


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I never thought I had the endurance to shop for nearly six hours. Seems like I still have some overcharge in me! So, after seven shops, I have acquired many new clothes.

In the first shop I got my gangster suit and fedora. The girls both the dresses and Satori booked two other dresses for Orin and Okuu to try on tomorrow. While I didn’t get a good look, the one for Utsuho had extreme back exposure, justified, since she has wings. It is was black… or was Orin’s black?

The next shop had fancy shoes and I bought one pair for the suit, one comfortable pair for indoors and some boots for bad weather. Surprisingly, the ladies didn’t take long with shoes, they just grabbed every shoe that they fancied.

In the third shop I got my first formal men’s kimono. Satori insisted that I need one if I want to attend all the festivals held in the city, since the suits are worn mostly at parties and formal meetings. Koishi bought a kimono for Orin and one for Utsuho, too.

The fourth was a much smaller boutique where I bought two shirts, a red and a grey one. And finally, we left the dark shopping district with the neon signs and had something to eat. It was a classy restaurant with dishes you don’t see or eat often. I can’t remember what it was called, but I had marinated fish in with fried rice, crab meat and… shellfish?
Regardless, it was delicious.

In the next two shops I could finally buy some casual clothes. It was a larger shop with everyday clothes. Satori said that I should buy enough clothes to fill the wardrobe in my room, so I got many pullovers, turtlenecks, T-shirts, pants, but no jeans. My jeans, the ones I wore upon entry into Gensokyo, are apparently the only pair in existence…

Satori then remembered that we must visit an eight shop. This one is a discount shop and we bought fifteen identical yukatas, just for me. She said that clothes get badly damaged during intense spellcard duels, especially if you are a novice, so I will wear these primarily for training.

Now that the shopping is over, I remember something…
“Hey Satori, is it possible that I visit Yuugi? I want to see if she is making any progress.”

“Actually, we had the intention on visiting her today.”

“Really?”

“So Yuugi lives in an apartment near the city center?”

“She recently bought this one. Yuugi has accumulated a fair amount of wealth over the years, mostly through the bar she runs together with her friend, Yamame.”

“We also have a small surprise for you, Leon!”

“I wonder what it could be.”

Since the lift is busy we have to climb the stairs and believe me, it isn’t easy to walk into the third floor if you have been shopping for six hours before…
Koishi rings the doorbell and the blonde demon soon opens the door. Today she is wearing what appears to be a tracksuit… or not. The top might be similar, but it has no zipper, rather, it gives the impression that it is a sweater, which is quite tight around her ample chest… I hope I’ll get used to the underground demon fashion.

“Hey Koishi! What took you so long?”

“Our shopping took a little longer than expected.”

“Greetings, Yuugi.”

“Hey, Yuugi.”

“Hello! Why don’t you all step inside?”

Yuugi sends us into the tastefully decorated dining room. Her apartment is pretty, quite modern compared to the palace where Satori and Koishi live. It has a large living room, with a TV made by kappa. It might be smaller than most LCD TVs from the ‘’outside’’, but hey, it is a TV.

From this seat I have a nice view into the kitchen. Oh, look! There are my six spiced rum bottles!

In the dining room we first have some delicious tea and discuss the dramatic weather change. Two days ago it was possible to wear T-shirts, but now coats are necessary if you don’t want to catch a cold…

“Well, it could be worse. Remember last year, when it was this cold one month ago?”

“Last year’s winter was record-breaking in terms of low temperatures.”

“Anyway, did you tell him about it, Satori?”

“No, I had the intention to tell him now. Leon, today we are going to have a party in Yuugi’s and Yamame’s bar to celebrate Parsee’s birthday. If you feel well enough, we would be happy if you joined us.”

“There will be so many important people there, including people from the Moriya Corp., the shrine maiden, the kappa, maybe the Yakumo Corp. boss, we are not sure about them.”

“Well, I would love to go to the party, even thought I don’t know who Parsee is.”

“Parsee is my friend. We usually refer to her as the jealous girl, because she has a tendency to be jealous.”

“And what does she do, professionally?”

“Oh, she has a high function! She controls the import and export of our underground city and she also controls the border, especially the bridge that leads outside.”

“So she is basically a high official?”

“Yeah. We told her to turn a blind eye in your case.”

“Um… so why did the shrine maiden seek me?”

“Parsee has no authority when it comes to immigration, emigration or outsiders like you.”

“I see. There just seems to be one problem – I have no gift for her. Would the six high quality spiced rum bottles be okay? ”

“Great idea, Leon! I’m sure she would like it!”

“Not as much as you, Yuugi.”

Satori smiles Yuugi mischievously, something that is unusual for her personality. This simple remark makes Koishi giggle, likely because Yuugi likes to drink… or does she only brag about her drinking? I’ll probably see it at the party tonight.

“I meant the bottles as a joke…”

“No, I also think it would a nice gift! If it is high quality booze, so it is not meant to be wasted! By the way, what are you going to wear to the party, girls?”

“I haven’t decided yet, but I think I will wear my light blue cocktail dress.”

“Umm… I also don’t know which dress, maybe that green tea dress Satori bought me last season. What about you, Yuugi?”

“Oh, you know me. I’ll probably wear something with trousers, maybe the ‘’power suit’’, the ones kappa working for Moriya Corp. wear usually wear to such occasions.”

“What is Leon going to wear?”

Good question, Koishi… what shall I wear? If the clothes get delivered on time, then I’ll probably go with the raindrop suit, Satori said they are worn at parties like this. Yuugi leans towards me…

“It is not a formal party, so you can wear what you are wearing now. That turtleneck is from River-7, isn’t it? Good clothes, I like that brand! The kappas make good stuff.”

“Alright, if you say so.”

“So, Yuugi, tell me, what are your plans before the party?”

“What a coincidence, I wanted to ask you the same question. Well, I will go help Yamame in about half an hour, choose the songs for the karaoke… but I’ll have to distract Parsee as well. It is meant to be a surprise.”

“Why not call Kisume and have her distract Parsee?”

“I thought the same, Koishi, but I’m not sure if she can keep her distracted long enough.”

“Call her, anyway, at least she will buy you some time.”

“What about your plans, Satori?”

“Can I help Yuugi with the preparations, sis?”

“There is no need, Koishi, I will be fine on my own. I’m sure Kisume will do the job.”

Actually:
[ ] Help Yuugi with the preparations!
-[ ] Volunteer to help prepare the party with Yamame.
-[ ] Go help ‘’Kisume’’ distract the birthday kid.
[ ] Go home and rest so you can party hard.

Clothes:
[ ] It is a casual party, no need to overdress. I’ll go with the ‘’River-7’’ clothes.
[ ] I’m all in black, maybe I should change into the red shirt I bought.
[ ] Forget the ‘’casual’’ part, I’ll give everyone a powerful first impression!
>> No. 6222
Actually:
[x] Help Yuugi with the preparations!
-[x] Go help ‘’Kisume’’ distract the birthday kid.

Clothes:
[x] Forget the ‘’casual’’ part, I’ll give everyone a powerful first impression!

Holy shit, I was smiling gleefully when I see this thread was updated and furious that I missed two updates.
>> No. 6223
[x] Help Yuugi with the preparations!
-[x] Go help ‘’Kisume’’ distract the birthday kid.
[x] I’m all in black, maybe I should change into the red shirt I bought.

Two updates! In a flash!
>> No. 6224
[x] Help Yuugi with the preparations!
-[x] Go help ‘’Kisume’’ distract the birthday kid.
[x] I’m all in black, maybe I should change into the red shirt I bought.
>> No. 6225
[x] Help Yuugi with the preparations!
-[x] Volunteer to help prepare the party with Yamame.

[x] I’m all in black, maybe I should change into the red shirt I bought.
>> No. 6226
[x] Help Yuugi with the preparations!
-[x] Go help ‘’Kisume’’ distract the birthday kid.
[x] I’m all in black, maybe I should change into the red shirt I bought.
>> No. 6227
[x] Help Yuugi with the preparations!
-[x] Volunteer to help prepare the party with Yamame.

[x] I’m all in black, maybe I should change into the red shirt I bought.

Yamame~
>> No. 6228
Voting closed.
Commencing writing.
[x] Help Yuugi with the preparations!
-[x] Go help ‘’Kisume’’ distract the birthday kid.
[x] I’m all in black, maybe I should change into the red shirt I bought.

Delicious Kisume and Parsee coming up next.
>> No. 6231
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6231
“Yuugi, I want to help Kisume distract the birthday kid, so you can concentrate on the preparations in the bar.”

“Oh, Leon, you really don’t have to, I’m sure Kisume will manage somehow.”

Straightening my posture, I try to appear serious, reliable and determined to help her with this critical task. If Kisume fails, then the party will be only half as enjoyable.

“I insist. The birthday party will fail if she knows about it in advance.”

“But you must know that this might be a difficult task, right?”

“I promise I’ll do my best.”

“Can I help, too? I’m sure we’ll be able to distract her!”

“Thanks, Koishi, but I think she will get suspicious if there are three people following her.”

Yuugi is right, two aren’t that suspicious, but three people following her and trying to divert her attention are very suspicious. I think I have the plan how we’ll buy some time… since I’m an outsider and I have only seen half the city, she, as the border guard and high official around here could tell me more about it… with such a tour we could succeed, but then I’d be all exhausted from walking.

“I’ll call Kisume and tell her to come over with her vehicle.”

“Vehicle? What vehicle does she possess?”

“You aren’t used to the underground city yet, so you won’t believe me if I told you.”

“Well, she probably hasn’t got a huge flying bowl or something like that?”

Huh? Did I say something wrong? Yuugi with her jaw slightly dropped, Koishi with wide open eyes, Satori with a comical frown – everyone is gazing at me in surprise and… fear? No, this can’t be right. The blonde demon then remembers to call Kisume. They speak over the phone like old buddies… Satori stopped gazing at me and is sipping her tea again while Koishi… she is still slightly freaked out. I lean towards her and whisper…

“Did I say something wrong?”

Koishi leans even closer to me and whispers, so she doesn’t disturb Yuugi’s and Kisume’s conversation.

“Leon, are you, by chance, a psychic?”

“Why?”

“You nearly guessed it right.”

Closing her clamshell phone with a loud clap sound, the blonde demon ends the conversation with her friend, Kisume. She turns to us with a slight grin.

“Kisume is coming over and she is eager to meet you, Leon.”

“Likewise. If she is really riding a huge flying bowl, then she must be interesting!”

“How did you guess that right, Leon? She used to have a flying bowl.”

“Koishi asked me the same question… no, I don’t. You said I wouldn’t believe you if you told, so I made up the first thing that came to my mind and it was a flying saucer, but I made it even more ridiculous by imagining a flying bowl. To be honest, I still don’t believe that she is riding anything related to a flying bowl.”

“Good one, Leon, but she does. Yuugi, we’ll be leaving when Kisume picks Leon up.”

“You can stay as long as you want; there is no need to hurry now that special agent Leon is distracting Parsee!”

Smiling cheerfully, it is apparent that the oni is joking, but special agent Leon does have a nice sound to it, right? Maybe if I change it to special agent Leo… sounds cool!

“What was that?”

Golden sparkling dust appears for a brief moment as I subconsciously brushed my hair back while filled with thoughts how to act cool and all… and I feel a very subtle pain in my ear, where my earring is… somehow I didn’t feel or notice it before.

Okay, I need a good excuse for this. Should I say it is magic? No, generating such fine particles takes great control over earth, metal or related magic. Actually, I have no other excuse than ‘’it is magic I ain’t gonna explain it’’. Or maybe…

“Oh, just an illusionist trick I learned back at home.”

That was a solid excuse, but not even this excuse is foolproof – there is still Satori that is fully aware what I am thinking right now. As far as I know she has no off switch, so she constantly reads minds in her proximity…

“Nice one, you’ve got to show it at the party!”

About three minutes of tea sipping and listening to the ladies talking, I hear the door ring. It must be Kisume… and I still don’t believe that she used a huge flying bowl or saucer. I’m not sure if it is even possible to fly with such a thing, so many theories I studied speak against it.

“Oh! That must be Kisume!”

Everyone stands up and follows Yuugi to the front door… I guess I should follow them.
As the door opens, I see the girl we were expecting. Kisume is wearing a light beige Eskimo jacket. As she removes her hood she reveals her green hair and two lovely ponytails, in other words, she has twintails. She is about Koishi’s height, who is slightly shorter than me.

“Hello people! What’s up?”

“Hey Kisume, wow, you got here fast!”

“I tuned the baby last night and fixed the boosters, I just had to try them out on the way here!’’

“Alright, Kisume! Hey, this is Leon, he’ll help you distract the birthday kid.”

“Nice to meet ‘cha, Leon. So you’re an outsider?”

“Yes, I’m from the outside. It is nice to meet you, too!”

“Cool! Hey, want to go stake Parsee out? She finishes with work… in about one hour.”

“Sure! Um, there is just one thing I have to ask Satori-”

The two sisters just got ready to leave. Once Satori spots Kisume her expression turns to a slight frown… Koishi stays neutral towards her, but she isn’t too happy. Kisume seems slightly scared or embarrassed when she sees Satori.

“Hello S-Satori, hello Koishi!”

“Greetings, Kisume. What did you want to ask me, Leon?”

“Oh, um, I have a small request. Can you bring the red shirt I bought to the party? I don’t want to celebrate dressed completely in black.”

“Why yes, certainly. I’ll do that. Farewell now!”

“Goodbye all! See you at the party!”

As the two sisters leave Yuugi’s apartment, Kisume takes a long step to the side to get out of the way. It seems that Satori and Kisume don’t like each other for some reason. I wonder what happened.

“Hey Kisume, step inside!”

“Actually, I wanted to go see Parsee right away. She could finish with work earlier… it is her birthday after all. If not, I can still stake her out with Leon.”

“Good idea. Fine, see you later at the party!”

“Goodbye, Yuugi.”

“See you later.”

I grab my great coat and put it on as I head downstairs with Kisume. Her step is quick; I can barely follow the lively girl. Since I stand behind her I get a good view of her backside . It nearly makes me bite my lower lip, but I resist the urge.

Outside, I see the flying thing they have been talking about. Goodness gracious, the things that are happening to me are getting ridiculous. But that is one heavily modified bucket. No, bucket is not the right word for this thing, this thing is a small jet plane! It looks like those Harrier VTOL jump jets, using a huge metal bucket as its base frame! It has short wings, four jet engines at the back, rotatable small jet engines for vertical lift at the side… and it has enough space for seven people, three seats in the front and four seats in the back…

“What do you think?”

“This is the most awesome bucket I laid eyes upon.”

“Thanks! It technically is no longer a bucket, but an ‘’airplane’’. That is what outsiders call it, right?”

“Yes, that is what we call this.”

“Shall we fly, Leon? You will be the first passenger to experience the powerful boosters I fixed!”

“Let’s go!”

The green-haired girl simply flies on top while I struggle with the tiny ladder… no way, I’m not strong enough to pull myself up on this tiny ladder.

“Sorry man, Yuugi mentioned that you can’t fly by yourself yet and I forgot.”

Kisume gets on the ground, hugs me tightly from behind and puts me on the airplane. That was… my first hug in many years. She then opens the cockpit and I sit down in the front passenger seat, next to the pilot, where Kisume sits. Closing the cockpit, Kisume activates the jet engines…

“Tighten your seatbelt, Leon. We’ll make a little spritztuor thought the cave.”

“What about Parsee?”

“We’ll distract her by flying through the city border! The guards will call her, they will describe what happened and she will send a SMS to me if it was me crossing the border. I’ll take my time to answer it. Next thing we’ll return and cross the border again… this will keep her busy for extra thirty minutes.”

“You are a genius, Kisume.”

“Thanks, I’m smart, but I’m a genius. People say I’m a genius for building this demon fire jet airplane, but they have no idea what the Moriya Corporation is hiding in their hangar!”

Steadily, the demon fire jets lift us into the air, above the wide road… slowly, the city becomes smaller and the miniature Sun grows larger… oh my goodness, look at that thing!

“I know why you are scared and there is no reason to be frightened, the sun is powered by a cold fusion reactor and has little to no gravitational pull, it won’t incinerate us.”

“O-okay.”

Now we are far above the city… steadily, the bucket creeps forward as the tiny jet engines rotate for ninety degrees. Kisume hits four switches and… hits the pedal? This thing has a car’s pedal-
Holy crap, THIS is what I call ACCELERATION !

In about ten seconds we are outside the demon city and are entering the suburban area. This part is drastically different from the city and the old city center… some buildings aren’t even finished.

As we approach the border Kisume hits the airbrakes – many plates spring out and slow us down. Then she dives down, as if she was going to stop by the border and show them her ID. I don’t really get it – if she has this jump jet, why doesn’t she have a special permission?

Just the border guard steps outside, the dives up and hits the pedal hard, accelerating us to NECK-BREAKING SPEEDS! Now we are flying through the cave! THIS IS AWESOME!

“My phone will ring any minute now, any minute…”

And it indeed rings.

“Leon, you answer it, it will add to the confusion.”

Taking the clamshell phone into my hand, I answer it immediately.
“Hello, you are speaking to Leon.”
“Hello… Leon? Did I get the wrong number?”

She pause for a moment…
“Umm… what is that loud noise in the background?”
“That is nothing, just a few jet engines!”
“Oh, okay. Sorry for taking your time-

She pauses once again.
“Hhey did you say jet engines?
“Yes, I said jet engines.”
“Put kiss-u-me on the phone!”

Due the bad signal I heard ‘’kiss-u-me’’ instead of Kisume.
“Sorry, did you just say something about kissing?”
The green-haired pilot next to me giggles pretty loudly, then does a barrel roll the moment we leave the cave, the underground… so this is Gensokyo looks like… such beauty-

“No, I didn’t. Put Kisume on the phone, I can hear her giggle!”
“Alright, lady. Here you are, Kisume.”
I hand her the phone… now I think this wasn’t the best idea, now she has only one arm on the steering wheel and she isn’t fully focused on the road, I mean, the sky… Kisume fortunately hits the airbrakes and now we travel slowly… wow, Gensokyo is a wonderful world. The trees have no leaves and the hills look monotone, but the landscape itself is so perfectly shaped…

“Hey Parsee~! --- Hmm, are you sure it was me crossing the border? --- Well yes, I am the only person to have such a vehicle. --- Those jet engines could me working on the prototype in my garage. --- Why are you so sure it was me? --- Oh, you don’t think nobody else could pilot it… --- Well, that isn’t true. Leon was piloting it!”

Huh?

“No, it wasn’t me. Leon crossed the border. --- Yes, I know he hasn’t got the permission, but can’t you turn a blind eye? --- Why not? --- Hey, can’t you say I am his flying teacher and he is my student? --- Why not, Parsee~? --- Okay, I’ll be honest, it was me piloting it, I wouldn’t allow Leon fly that fast. --- Okay, I’ll return right now. --- Sorry that I made you fill out unnecessary forms. --- Sure, I’ll register on the way back~.”

She turns to me and gives me a suggestive wink. In any other situation I would think this wink means something… different, if you know what I mean.

“Bye, Parsee baby~!”

I could hear a loud, surprised ‘’eh’’ from the poor Parsee before Kisume hung up.

“High five, Leon!”

“High five!”

“Can’t touch this!”

Kisume bursts into laughter, uncontrollable laughter, that is. She then turns the Harrier bucket sharply around and hits the pedal a little… now we are heading back to the cave.

“Huh? Where did you learn this?”

“I saw it on outsider TV during my stay at the Moriya Corporation.”

“I see… so, did we distract her?”

“She’ll have to fill out ten pages, sure we did! Now we’ll return and apologize and invite her to some tea! We’ll buy enough time, don’t worry!”

“I hope I didn’t make a bad impression on her.”

“No way, she never takes grudges for jokes. Hold tight, I’m going to use the boosters to wake up the border patrol! Three… two… one… boost!”

SWEET MOTHER OF JESUS CHRIST- that was hell of a boost, good thing it lasts only three seconds!
I was glued to the leather seat when he hit it… it was like jumping into cold water…
The border and the suburban area blow pass us in mere seconds… Kisume then uses the airbrakes to comfortably slow down, with little to no pull forward. Steadily, we reach the place where took off… my green-haired pilot steadily flies above the streets and then slowly descends into the city center.

“Was the ride enjoyable, Leon?”

“It sure was a spritztuor .”

“I am glad you liked it!”

“Say, why doesn’t the bucket lose altitude at such low speeds?”

“I got some technology from the Yakumo Corp. that levitates stuff. It is powered by demon fire and I am supposed to test if it works properly. At low power the fire is redirected from the jet engine to the levitation machine, so it automatically stabilizes the plane if I release the gas.”

“Uh-huh. So, where is Parsee’s office?”

“Over there!”

Landing vertically, Kisume deactivates the engine and opens the cockpit. Without notice she hugs me again, this time tighter than before and descents to the ground slowly. My, that was quite something that pressed against my back…

“Hey Leon, do you have any plans how we could distract her after the tea?”

“Well… I’m an outsider and I’m new in the city, right? So how about a slow tour with your flying bucket? Parsee will show me all the important districts!”

“Simple, brilliant and we kill two birds with one stone. Deal!”

Entering the office’s lounge, I can feel the pleasant warm air against my body… it is much warmer inside. I remove my great coat and Kisume removes her Eskimo jacket… underneath she is wearing exactly what I thought – a white sweater matching her pants.

“What are you looking at, Leon?”

“N-Nothing! I just noticed that your top and Yuugi’s are quite similar.”

“Oh, yes, it is! We both like sporty clothes.”

Kisume smirks… well, I can’t deny, she is as pretty as all the other girls I met. Youkai are known to be handsome since they have a better metabolism and powerful hormones…

“Let’s wait for Parsee… she should finish with work in about… 50 minutes.”

---------------------------------------------------

I am sitting here for about 53 minutes… good thing Kisume is here, so I have someone to talk to. Suddenly a young woman with short blonde hair, dressed in a elegant women’s suit, comes down the spiral stairs. She immediately spots Kisume and me. It must Parsee… oh man, she must be angry, just look at her green eyes! They are GLOWING!

“Hello Parsee~! What’s up?”

“Oh, there are you are! You are nothing but trouble, Kisume! I had to explain why you blew past the border the second time…”

Her serious, stern expression, combined with her glowing green eyes is truly frightening… and now, she lightens up. A smirk appears on her face and the glow in her eyes disappears.

“Oh, you must be Leon. I am Parsee Mizuhashi, nice to meet you!”

She offers her hand and I promptly shake it.

“Nice to meet you, Parsee. I want to apologize for-”

“No need, I understand jokes. So, shall we go to Yamame’s bar and have some tea?”

No, we aren’t supposed to go to Yamame’s bar!

“Kisume, didn’t you promise me something?”

“Oh, certainly! Parsee, I thought we would get some take-away tea… Leon would love to have you show him the most important buildings in town.”

“Certainly, but don’t you think we should do that another day? I’m somewhat tired.”

“No, we won’t walk! We’ll take my bucket, of course!”

“Hmm. I am not sure.”

Kisume does the most convincing sad puppy eyes, ever. Aw, she is so cute like that! It even makes Parsee blush from sheer cuteness!

“Alright then, let’s go!”

---------------------------------------------------

And thus I was introduced to the concept of hot take-away tea… in Gensokyo coffee is unpopular with youkai, so they invented take-away tea. When you don’t have the time to sit down and have tea properly, which occurs often if you are employed in modern industry.

Parsee sat in the front passenger seat while I sat behind her, on the back seats. Kisume was flying slowly and steadily, she didn’t want the sugary tea to spill on her leather seats. The ‘’jealous’’ girl showed me all important buildings in the demon city, for example the police station, the two largest hospitals, the shopping districts, places where I can get the best ingredients and much more. Parsee also told many stories about some buildings.

After Kisume landed by her garage and parked the bucket jet fighter plane thing. We went inside and waited for Kisume to get changed before we continue our plans.

“That was an excellent tour, thank you again, Parsee.”

“You are welcome, Leon. You know, I’m jealous.”

“Why?”

“You simply appeared in this city and you are already quite famous. People speak about a blonde, handsome outside, a mysterious wizard who bypassed the barrier on his own.”

“Oh, those are rumors must be so exaggerated…”

“I think they aren’t. Rumors are a great thing in Gensokyo, don’t forget that-”

“I’ve got changed! Yuugi also sent me a message that we should see her at Yamame’s bar.”

Kisume, who is now wearing a pretty white winter dress, winks suggestively, indicating that all the preparations were successfully finished and the party should begin as soon as the birthday kid gets here.

“Alright, let’s go!”

Again, we get into the flying bucket and Kisume again lifts me up with a tight bear hug… this one was a little too tight, it makes my sides hurt… and this time we are all sitting with the pilot in the front seats. Off we go!


……
………
…………

We arrive at the Mysterious Spider. Kisume gently lands on the empty platform lot in front of the bar. I bet this platform is covered in umbrellas and tables during summer.
As we exit the bucket jet fighter, Kisume again helps me out… I thank her, but for her such a hug is something completely ordinary… nothing unusual, one would say.

The bar is barely lit inside… everyone is waiting in the darkness. Kisume runs in front of us and waits for Parsee to get close. She then rushes inside and as Parsee steps inside…

“SURPRISE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARSEE!”

The lights go on and reveal- wow, how many friends does Parsee have? I see Satori, Koishi, Utsuho, Orin, Yuugi and many, many other guests and if I am not mistaken, then all are females… even the personnel is female, too.
And look at Parsee, she is red in the face. I bet she didn’t expect this.

While Parsee is receiving gifts from the many guests, I get changed in the restrooms. This black turtleneck may be comfortable, but I can’t be dressed in black at a birthday party, right?

After I personally hand her the six bottles of spiced rum and wish her happy birthday and best luck in future endeavors, I join the party… which just got started!

This is the plan:
Have something to eat first.
[ ] Those canapés look absolutely delicious!
[ ] Is that by chance Frutti di Mare pizza with extra shrimps?
[ ] You need sugar to party. The cake is the only option.
Sit down at the bar, have something to drink.
[ ] Start with a cola and talk to the strangers at the bar.
[ ] Have a cocktail and chat with the bartender, Yamame.
[ ] Secure your seat and get drunk with Yuugi and her friend.
There will be karaoke.
[ ] I’m not singing, no way!
[ ] If they have outsider songs… <write-in>
[ ] You know some anime opening and ending songs… <write-in>
Do you feel like dancing?
[ ] No, just no!
[ ] If there is something techno, count me in.
[ ] Wait till they have something slow-paced.
Approach some ladies, try your luck!
[ ] Approach strangers, meet new people!
[ ] Stick with your buddies… <write-in who first>

Take your time, anons, take your time.
>> No. 6232
Have something to eat first.
[x] Is that by chance Frutti di Mare pizza with extra shrimps?
only option.
Sit down at the bar, have something to drink.
[x] Have a cocktail and chat with the bartender, Yamame.
There will be karaoke.
[x] I’m not singing, no way!
Do you feel like dancing?
[x] Wait till they have something slow-paced.
Approach some ladies, try your luck!
[x] Approach strangers, meet new people!

Still haven't talked with Yamame yet... and we should mingle some before starting to focus.
>> No. 6235
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>Have something to eat first.
[c] Those canapés look absolutely delicious!

>Sit down at the bar, have something to drink.
[c] Have a cocktail and chat with the bartender, Yamame.

>There will be karaoke.
[ ] If they have outsider songs… What Is Love (Haddaway)

>Do you feel like dancing?
[c] If there is something techno, count me in.

>Approach some ladies, try your luck!
[c] Approach strangers, meet new people!
>> No. 6236
>“Thanks, I’m smart, but I’m a genius. People say I’m a genius for building this demon fire jet airplane, but they have no idea what the Moriya Corporation is hiding in their hangar!”

Didn't you meant: "I'm smart, but I'm not a genius"?



[x] Those canapés look absolutely

[x] Secure your seat and get drunk with Yuugi and her friend.
There will be karaoke.
[x] I’m not singing, no way!

[x] No, just no!

[x] Stick with your buddies… SATORI!
>> No. 6237
>>6236
Yes, I meant just that.
Fucking typos.
>> No. 6238
[x] Those canapés look absolutely delicious!
[x] Have a cocktail and chat with the bartender, Yamame.
[x] I’m not singing, no way!
[x] Wait till they have something slow-paced.
[x] Approach strangers, meet new people!
>> No. 6240
[x] Cake~
[x] Yamame~
[x] Karaoke
-[x] Portal-Still Alive
-[x] Ga-Ga-Ga Ga-Ga-Ga-GaoGaiGar!
[x] Slow dancing later
[x] Strangers~
Good luck counting the votes.
>> No. 6242
[X] Those canapés look absolutely delicious!

[X] Have a cocktail and chat with the bartender, Yamame.

[X] I'm not singing, no way!

[X] If there is something techno, count me in.

[X] Approach strangers, meet new people!
>> No. 6251
Voting closed.

[x] Those canapés look absolutely delicious!
[x] Have a cocktail and chat with the bartender, Yamame.
[x] I’m not singing, no way!
[x] Wait till they have something slow-paced.
[x] Approach strangers, meet new people!

Writing shall commence today, but it might take longer.
>> No. 6255
>>6251

Hooray!
>> No. 6257
>>6251
*cough, cough* longer *cough*
>> No. 6259
>>6257
>>6257

Or it might never be done at all.
>> No. 6260
As much as I'd love this to continue, you don't have to write if you feel pressured to do it. If you can't think of anything put it on hiatus for a short while so you can fish up some ideas. Please don't leave though you're the closest person I know on THP and you're awesome for writing a story.
>> No. 6263
>>6260
Not agree.
It's because you have someone waiting for your story that you have to keep writing.
If you're writing just for yourself, that's depressing. If you're writing, without paying attention to your readers, that's shooting yourself.

TL;DR: Bump for update.
>> No. 6264
>>6260
>>6263
To be honest the rest reason for a writer to write is the enjoyment of the story and seeing his/her vision unfold.

Too much for others basically leads to attention whoring and out of control voters

Too much on one self leads to railroading and a repeat of the YAF fiasco.

I think Glad was just being snide at the person saying "longer"
>> No. 6343
I'll be waiting. Feel free to come back anytime you want.
>> No. 6530
Still waiting. Only story on my watched list on this board and I check it every time.
>> No. 6540
This story is now dead. But I'll keep bumping it, still hoping for an update.
>> No. 6541
>>6540
God...damn you for getting my hopes up. It's exactly what I'd have done in your place though
>> No. 6542
Please use sage when begging the writer to come back. If they have any sense, they'll have their own thread watched and will see your reply regardless of which page it's on.
>> No. 6543
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6543
>>6542
>please use sage
>DOESN'T USE SAGE

...Come on. Really?
>> No. 6544
>>6543
In his defence, his askance of saging was conditioned to cases where people are asking for writer to come back. As he wasn't doing that, technically he wasn't required to sage himself, at least within his own ruleset.
>> No. 6546
>>6543
You're right. I guess there is a tiny, tiny chance that someone might update before I hit the reply button.
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