Down the empty hallways you walked, everything silent save the echoes of your footsteps. You reach your destination—your new classroom. The sound of chalk becomes audible before you even see the door or even its window, but when you do look through you find Kururi writing down the date. Quietly, you slide the door open.“Can’t believe they still use chalkboards in this century,” you say, “Good morning, Kururi.”“A-ah!” she jumps, “G-good morning, Katsuya. What are you doing here so early?”“Apparently, I’m in 1B now. Just wanted to check the room out.”“You are? And isn’t the room… isn’t it exactly the same as the other one?”“Well now I know, who would’ve thought?” you say.“I-I see.”“What are you doing here so early?”“I’m the Class President, I have my duties.”“It takes you an hour to write up the board?”“…That’s right, I have to make sure every line is perfect. Every, last, line.” Kururi replies, ”How are you feeling?”“Getting back into it,” You slide your books inside your new desk. “Thanks for the flowers.””It’s the least I can do.”>”Mind lending me yesterday’s notes?’>”I hope you weren’t hurt badly too.”>”Friday seems like a bad dream, huh.”>”I’m just going to be up front about this...”>Write-in.
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>>1179551>”I hope you weren’t hurt badly too.”>>”Mind lending me yesterday’s notes?’About to play some D&D, so I probably won't be too attentive :x
>>1179551>>”I hope you weren’t hurt badly too.”Well, I was going to go shopping for food, but fuck it.
>>1179551>”I hope you weren’t hurt badly too.”
>>1179551>”I hope you weren’t hurt badly too.”>”Mind lending me yesterday’s notes?’Oh god, I just noticed those are curved quotation marks.
>>1179551>”I hope you weren’t hurt badly too.”>”Mind lending me yesterday’s notes?’
“I hope you weren’t hurt badly too.”“I’m fine, it was only a few scratches,” she says, “I’m happy to see you’re okay. There was... a bit of blood.”“Was there?” You rub the back of your head and don’t feel a single stitch or scar, to your surprise. “Huh. Well, I guess half of that was my fault, wasn’t it.”“As if. I shouldn’t have stayed here…” she seethes, “Maybe coming back to school was a mistake.”“Don’t say that,” you say, “You’re here for a reason, right? If you didn’t you would’ve settled for an easier school.”“…You know, I did get almost full marks on an almost completely useless mock exam.”“Tetsuyashi students aren’t exactly known for their academic talents.”“…”“And plus, if you didn’t come in, who would help me out with yesterday’s notes,” you say, and then adding with a leading smile, “Please?”She sighs as she digs out a binder. “Here.”“Thanks. I promise not to ruin it.”“That’s reassuring,” she shakes her head.Maybe if you opened up a little, she’d do the same.>Wishes.>Past.>Mistakes.>Write-in.
>>1179737>Past.Time for more backstory.
You flip through the notes. It’s incredible, you can actually read her handwriting, unlike your own.“Hey, we’re doing psi structures? You even drew diagrams, wow.”“They tend to help me, so I take a little bit of time to add them.”You stare at the interlocking chains of psi. “You know, you drew a pretty functional barrier.”“…Did I?”“Yeah, although I didn’t have these pictures to help me,” you say, “Took me a whole month to make anything that wasn’t like cotton candy. You know you can stand on these things, right?”“I don’t think that’s a good idea at all.”“Right? I had this great idea to make a hoverboard with one and then fly off.” “Oh no.”“I went up about a couple storeys high, and then it slipped away underneath me. It was alright though, managed to land on someone’s shed; went right through it and crashed right in. Ran off as fast as I could. I’m pretty sure something’s still broken.”She gives you a look of amused incredulity. “You should’ve known better. Psi cycles in and out of the body, and a platform would be incredibly difficult. Does it still hurt?”“Sometimes,” you answer, rubbing your back, “You seem good with this stuff, how come I’ve never seen you make a barrier?”“It’s… complicated, and it runs in the family.”“What do you mean?”“It’s... I’m not sure if I shou—um, can explain.”She looks away.>”Then how about a live demonstration?”>”I thought what you did last week was your art?”>”Well, that’s fine.”>Write-in.
Sorry about the delays, I keep slipping.
>>1179919>”I thought what you did last week was your art?”>”Then how about a live demonstration?”You take only twenty minutes for a post with art. How are you doing it? Please reveal your secrets.
>>1179919>>”Then how about a live demonstration?”
>>1179919>”Then how about a live demonstration?”>>1179923>>1179933Don't think we're not onto you and your time traveling ways.
>>1179919>”Then how about a live demonstration?”We're going to collect all the signatures.
Ending voting in attempt to get a post out in under 15 minutes.>>1179933I cheat. I draw and write loosely what could be the next post as soon as I'm done with one. It's a lot easier when there's a majority. Ties kill me on the inside.
“Then, how about a live demonstration?”“That’s...”“Come on, there’s nothing to be afraid of. If you’re worried for me, I can take it. And if it’s you… uh, well the nurse’s office is a jog away.”“Katsuya, that wasn’t very encouraging,” she weakly smiles, “But… fine. You can read my psi, right?”“Right,” you answer, setting up a psi field.“Here goes nothing!” she takes a step back, her pupils lighting up an deep crimson—the opposite color of psi.Energy leaps out of her hand as she lashes forward—and crashes into your psi. 1/250 Kururi Kururu (???) “This is…!” you step back.Your psi field evaporates where her psi touches, but you don’t need to see it to know what’s going on. A barrier flashes to and from existence in a steady manner.“This is my… no, the psi that runs through my bloodline.”“Oscillating energy levels.”“To make a barrier, I’d need to set the baseline to something really, really high. I’d run out of steam almost instantly,” she says, “Do you get it now?’Maybe…Roll some 1d100s.>Try to copy… whatever this is.>Try to stop it from fluctuating.>Try to raise baseline yourself.>Call it off the demo.>Write-in.
>>1180032>Try to stop it from fluctuating.
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>1180032>Try to stop it from fluctuating.
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>1180032>Try to stop it from fluctuating.
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>1180032>Try to copy… whatever this is.So it's like some sort of Psi Barrier Chainsaw. Cool.
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>1180032>>Try to copy… whatever this is.
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>1180032>Try to stop it from fluctuating.Why not modify a barrier so that it stores and releases energy over time, somewhat like a capacitor, instead of transmitting the entirety of the input instantaneously?For that matter, if it runs through her bloodline, surely some of her predecessors must have already considered and tested workarounds?
Ending voting>>1180065I like your thinking, anon. You're close to something, but I'll refrain from spoiling.If you guys ever come up with any neat tricks, I'll let the MC be able to use them during combat.
“Hmmm.”“What is it?” Kururi stars at you curiously. “I don’t... I don’t think I like that expression on your face.”“Mind if I try something?”“Um…”“Don’t worry, this’ll only hurt me,” you say, “Probably.”“Okay… I’ll trust you.”With that, you touch the barrier in front of you, making direct contact with her barrier. You feel your psi being ripped away and pushed back with each cycle. You give it a push, aligning pieces that would default back if you let go.32/250 Kururi Kururu (???)There’s a peak to every rise, and a bottom to every fall. The limit… is set by her body. What’s natural, in other words. If the peaks don’t change… then… the rate of change?Nothing changes. You grit your teeth. Then… what about the speed?Something clicks. You feel the fluctuation slow to a crawl, what was once tearing away at you every three seconds is now thirty. She can maintain a barrier for approximately ten seconds and have it be steady enough to fend off attacks. Not quite better, but different.“There we go…” you say, taking a step back and dropping to the seat behind you.“What… what did you just do?”“Slowed it down,” you pant, “Did you feel what I did to your psi? Don’t forget it, just do that.”“It’s a bit complicated, but I think I can do it,” she says, “Thank you, Katsuya!”You feel exhausted.>”It’s not even a proper solution, so don’t rely on it too much.”>”It’s my way of repaying you for your notes.”>”No problem, really.”>”I’m going to sleep through Theoreticals now, later.”>Write-in.
>>1180162>>”I’m going to sleep through Theoreticals now, later.”
>>1180162>>”No problem, really.”but>>”It’s not even a proper solution, so don’t rely on it too much.”
>>1180162>”It’s my way of repaying you for your notes.”
>>1180162>"It's my way of repaying you for the notes."
>>1180162>”It’s not even a proper solution, so don’t rely on it too much.”>"Try to experiment more with your power, you should be able to find a better solution with some practice."
>>1180162>>”No problem, really.”>>”It’s not even a proper solution, so don’t rely on it too much.”
>>1180162>”No problem, really.”>”It’s not even a proper solution, so don’t rely on it too much.”Wonder if it's possible for her to increase the frequency so much that the fluctuations themselves become imperceptible? Probably not, I guess.
Ending voting>>1180204It would effectively approach the baseline. But, you can do this >>1180056If anyone is wondering why it isn't RMS, you're just going to have to accept it.
”No problem, really, it’s my way of repaying you for your notes.”“That wasn’t even a big deal, it was my duty as the Class President. This is…”“It’s not even a proper solution, so don’t rely on it too much,” you say, "You should try to experiment more with your power, you’d probably find something better with practice."“Definitely! I think I can work with this. I’ve always used a device for anything like this, modifying my psi—” Kururi says, stopping abruptly. She looks like she wants to continue, but firmly decides against it.Well, you’ll get there. For now, you’ll just drop down onto your desk and try to wish your psi comes back in full strength by Practicals. Or at least enough to train properly.A few moments pass as you two talk idly and she tidies up here and there. Soon, students enter one by one, giving you a glance as they’ve never seen you in here before. You’re too tired to care.Then, a certain girl comes in, part of her hair covering one of her left eye.“Katsuya?! What foul business do you have in this domain!?”>”Good morning to you too, Yamikigo.”>”Student Council business.”>”We’re going to be Theoricals Classmates for the next three years. Yay.”>”Deeply regretting how I’ve woken up too early in the morning.”>”You’re sure energetic this early.”>Write-in.
Extending voting for an hour before I run until I feel dead.
>>1180299>”You’re sure energetic this early.”
>>1180299>>”Good morning to you too, Yamikigo.”>>”We’re going to be Theoricals Classmates for the next three years. Yay.”
>>1180299>Write-in.filling the air with wisdom and the people with joy of course.
>>1180299>”I'm sitting here denying some other kid the chance at a quality education."
>>1180299>”Deeply regretting how I’ve woken up too early in the morning.”>”Good morning to you too, Yamikigo.”
>>1180299>”Good morning to you too, Yamikigo.”>”We’re going to be Theoricals Classmates for the next three years. Yay.”Hooray, best girl is here!
>>1180299>>”Good morning to you too, Yamikigo.”>>”Student Council business.”
>>1180299>>”We’re going to be Theoricals Classmates for the next three years. Yay.”
Ending voting>>1180310genki>>1180314>>1180334>>1180380>>1180433Morning>>1180314>>1180380>>1180469Yay.>>1180334It was a mistake>>1180316>>1180322Snark
“Good morning to you too, Yamikigo,” you say, “We’re going to be Theoricals classmates for the next three years. Yay.”“Gah! I can sense sarcasm too, you know!”“I was joking, maybe class would be a little less boring now.”“T-that’s…! Are you implying you are to use the mighty Dark Dragon Empress for your entertainment?!”“You’re just twisting things now.”“And you wish to be subjected to my infamous Twisting Death!?” she recoils dramatically, “What a sick deviant, truly a terrifying foe! If you were any more threatening, I would be forced to make you my rival, but alas! That spot is already taken.”“I think I got half of that…?”Yamikigo sits down on the seat behind you, lowering her bag.>Rival…?>What the hell is a Twisting Death?>Bring up… the cookies?>Write-in.
If I disappear for an extended period of time, it may be because my food is trying to climb out of my mouth.
>>1180747>>Bring up… the cookies?>>1180755Damn, that sucks. Hope you get feeling better.
>>1180747>Rival...?>So there's already a person you know that's more terrifying and sickly deviant than the image you have of me in your mind? Please, do go on.Look after yourself, OP. If you need to run another time instead, we can always wait a little.
>>1180755please make sure your food is dead before you eat it.>Bring up… the cookies?
>>1180747Bring up....the cookies?
Ending votingAnd thanks for the concern. I'll be fine, probably.
>>1179551what is this weeaboo trash.why do so many weeb protags highs school aged.
“Rival...?” you say, “So there's already a person you know that's more terrifying and sickly deviant than the image you have of me in your mind? Please, do go on.”“She’s a sadist, the cruelest adversary I’ve had the fortune to encounter. Her ice-cold demeanor only makes the fire that stokes inside her vile heart only the more monstrous! Even the sound of her name shall not be pronounced, for it is akin to scratching a blackboard with one’s nails!”“So… who is she?”“A-as if I could ever let you two team up!” Yamikigo shudders, “Only in my nightmares, at most, would I do such a thing… Thankfully, Yukikata’s perversion extends only in the other direction, meaning you two would only cancel out! But still, I can’t risk it!”“Yukikata, huh? Got it.”“Ahh! How did you—did I say it by accident?!” she says, making a muffled cry as she tries to clamp her mouth down.“Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone.”“The great Empress of the shadows has already been defeated… and so soon…” she buries her head in her arms.The door slides open, and the professor walks in...>Pay attention in class.>Pay attention, but then get distracted.>Timeskip to Practicals.
>>1180996>Pat her head sympathetically>>Pay attention, but then get distracted.
>>1180996>Pay attention in class.Desperately attempt to not fuck up.>And then get distracted.Fuck up.
>>1180996>Pay attention, but then get distracted.
>>1180996>Pat her head sympathetically>Pay attention, but then get distracted.
>>1180996>Pay attention, but then get distracted.I blame the dog.
You pat her head sympathetically, “It’s okay, that’s a good choice in a rival.”“Uuu,” she cries, and then jolts up to swat your hand away, “Wait, just what do you think you’re doing to me?! Y-you can’t do that evil royalty!”“Sorry, sorry,” you say, laughing as you lift your hand away.The professor strides in, and that’s the point where you realize there would be no way you could recognize that it would be your teacher if it were not for the oversized lab coat on her. She’s a head shorter than you, and as she walks up, you watch as she climbs onto a small stool so that her head reaches high above her desk.“Oho? I see we have a new student in the class. I assume the other students know you because you share the other class with them, the one with all the rowdy roughhousing,” she says, flapping the huge coat sleeves in the air, “I’m Professor Hakase, and I’ll be teaching Psi Theory for this class.”She drops down, taking a pointer stick with her. When she extends it, it’s about her height. As you look on, you lightly pinch your arm to see if you’re dreaming. And when you didn’t wake up, you pinch even harder.[1/2, give me a few]
“Psi Structures!” she shouts to the class, “We covered the intertwining of psi yesterday and cyclical uses. Today, we’ll be talking about field effects. As you all know, psi fully disconnected from the body cannot be manipulated! However, each particle has an area of influence that information can still be transmitted through! By dispersing your psi in the maximum possible distance, you create what is known as a psi field! These provide the basis for the security systems in these buildings…”You know all of this already. Well, sort of. You feel your way around, and everything she tells you is simply turning your actions into words. And so, you try your best to not fall asleep.It doesn’t work.You jolt up as Yamikigo jabs you in the side.“Gah!” you seethe, trying not to make much noise.“Wake up!” she whispers.“Okay, okay!” you say.She scribbles down some notes with her pen, the end catching your eye—a cute, cartoon skull.“…Were you the one who gave me the cookies in the hospital?”“…Ehn?” she exclaims as her face reddens, “This isn’t the time for this!”It’s this or going back to sleep.>”So that’s a yes, right?”>”Thanks for those, they were good.”>”There’s no better time than now.”>”I’ll just go back to my nap.”>Write-in.
>>1181358>”Thanks for those, they were good.”Is there anything else to be said?
>>1181358>”So that’s a yes, right?”>”Thanks for those, they were good.”>>1181372Relentless teasing?
>>1181358>>”So that’s a yes, right?”>>”Thanks for those, they were good.”
>>1181358>so that's a yes, right
>>1181358>”So that’s a yes, right?”>”Thanks for those, they were good.”
Ending voting, update in under 15
>>1181358>"Thanks for those, they were good.">"Got any more?"
“So that’s a yes, right?”“No! I mean, maybe! I… arghh!!” she says, “I’ll pay you back for this humiliation! B-but, how did you know?”“The sticker.”“E-ehn? I thought it was cool!”“I don’t know a single other person who would give me something like that,” you say, which she responds by sheepishly pointing her head down at her notes. “Thanks for those, they were good.”“What? seriously?”“Seriously. I felt like I could go 100% thanks to them.”“Aheheh,” she smiles, right before she straights back up, “Of course, such things are trivialities for the Dark Dragon Empress!”“Sure surprised me though, I never knew you knew how to bake.”“A-actuall—“Her words are promptly cut off as a piece of chalk shoots into her forehead. When you look over, a second one hits you next,“Stop this chatter and pay attention!” the professor shouts.[1/2, give me a few. Again.]
It’s Practicals. And your head still hurts a bit.“Darkness is the coolest, isn’t it?” Yamikigo asks you.“…Is it?”“Yeah! The idea of the unseen and the unsee-able, what’s hidden inside can be anything!”“Like you?”“Like the Dark Dragon Empress, poising to strike at insolent fools!”“Ah, I get it,” you nod along, “Pretty cool.”In the middle of your conversation, you see someone walking up.Yamikigo takes a step back. “A-ah! My rival!”“…Yukikata?”“She’s here for our match, isn’t she?! For her to approach me, her bravery has grown!”“…”The so called rival steps forward, and without skipping a beat, “I’m not here for you… Kyougetsu.”“W-What!?”“…Katsuya Nekoyo… I challenge you to a match.”You blink.>”Are you sure you don’t want to fight her?”>”I’m sorry, I’m not looking for a rival right now. I don’t think I’m ready for that kind of relationship yet.”>”…No.”>”Did I do something?“>”Oh, why the hell not? Let’s go.”>Write-in.
Let's do 15/45. I don't think I can catch up or correct anything.
>>1181720>”I’m sorry, I’m not looking for a rival right now. I don’t think I’m ready for that kind of relationship yet.”
>>1181720>>”I’m sorry, I’m not looking for a rival right now. I don’t think I’m ready for that kind of relationship yet.”Then turn 360 degrees and walk away.
>>1181720>”I’m sorry, I’m not looking for a rival right now. I don’t think I’m ready for that kind of relationship yet.”>”Did I do something?“
>>1181720>>”Did I do something?“>>”I’m sorry, I’m not looking for a rival right now. I don’t think I’m ready for that kind of relationship yet.”
>>1181720>”Did I do something?“>”I’m not looking for a rival right now, if that's what you're after. I don’t think I’m ready for that kind of relationship yet.”
>>1181720>”Are you sure you don’t want to fight her?”
”I’m sorry, I’m not looking for a rival right now. I don’t think I’m ready for that kind of relationship yet.”Yamikigo weakly lets out, “I-I thought we had something! H-how could you?!”Yukikata’s brow visibly furrows, “…Did…the number of idiots multiply…?”Oh. Is she pissed off at you? You don’t think you’ve ever seen her mad before. You never even thought she could even get mad. “So, what did I do? Did I do something?”Yamikigo whispers to you, “She has a scary side, and you probably shouldn’t get on it.”Yukikata slowly blinks, “My dear friend in the Student Council…” Rin? “…who’s the Secretary…” not Rin, “…asked me to do a favor… she wanted me to get recordings of your chamber sessions… and because I was curious… I watched some.”You say, “I don’t like where this is headed.”“I saw your classmate Saki in a match with you… and I saw your magic…” she says, then she shakes her head, “…No, not yours. I saw Rori’s magic,” as she goes on, her voice resolves, “I’ll be clear. I want you to stop.”You meet her piercing stare. This isn’t the first time you had this sort of conversation, and you doubt it will be the last.You reply, “I’ll be clear too. I won’t.”“Then it’s settled, we’ll have a match.”>”This is Rori’s business, isn’t it?”>”And why would I agree to it?”>”There isn’t anything to fight over. I refuse.”>Write-in.
>>1182022>”There isn’t anything to fight over. I refuse.”
>>1182022>”There isn’t anything to fight over. I refuse.”>"It's how my magic works, would you stop using yours if someone didn't like the way yours worked?"
>>1182022>>”There isn’t anything to fight over. I refuse.”
>>1182022>And why would I agree to it?
>>1182022>”There isn’t anything to fight over. I refuse.”>”When I say 'I won't', I don't just mean 'I don't want to'; I mean 'I literally can't'. You're asking me to change the nature of my psi. If you've got any suggestions on how to do that, I'd be very interested to hear them.”>”I still won't do it, of course.”
“There isn’t anything to fight over. I refuse.”“Nothing to fight over? Is that what you think?” she says, “Watching you sully her art like this… it makes me sick.”“Then—““…Do you know how hard she’s worked? Have… you ever seen her perform? Do you even know what her art really is!?” When you take a step back, she matches it, “I don’t care if you copy someone else’s art, or even mine! Lay your hands off her hers… that’s all I want.”“This match, then, your magic…”“I saw your match against Rori… you were utterly helpless… if this is the only way you can gain strength, then this match should be perfect.”“If I win, I would have your art, and Rori’s too...”“And if I win, you would still have mine as a consolation...”“And if I refuse…”“…I will tear you down, with the Student Council behind me...”“…I have connections too,” you weakly toss out.“…As strong as mine…?”Yamikigo backs off as the air around you and Yukikata practically freezes.”…If you win, I’ll acknowledge you…” she says, fully intending to defeat you.>Accept.>Refuse.
>>1182231>Accept.Need more than acknowledgement...like an apology for example
>>1182231>Refuse.Bullying is bad
>>1182231>Refuse.We're not getting into a fight just because of how our power works, Yukikata can go whine to somebody else over how natural talent sometimes beats hard work.
>>1182231>Refuse.Hey guess what, she just offered a simpler solution. We copy her power so we can stop using Rori's like she asked.
>>1182231>Refuse. >"To fight you, at least.">"If Rori feels her art is being sullied, then she should be the one to fight me for it. And you can tell her that from me. And if she doesn't, then you have nothing to complain about. I shouldn't even have a chance, right? Since I'm so helpless against her.">"Does she even know you're doing this? Fighting what you think are her battles for her? If you want to tear me down or whatever, then fine. But what does that reflect on what you think of her own abilities?"
“…No.”“No?” she repeats.“If Shiba feels this way, then she can be the one that fights me. And if she doesn't, then you have nothing to complain about. I shouldn't even have a chance, right? Since I'm so helpless against her. And you can tell her that for me.”“She’s… too soft…” Yukikata replies, “…You will come to regret this.”With that, she turns around and walks away, her long hair swaying behind her. You watch her walk away, anxious about what she can do. Suddenly, Yamikigo walks up to you and pokes you in your side, making you jump.She asks, “Was that… a smart idea?”“It’s my art. She can deal with it herself, and when the time comes, she’s free to make me eat dirt for a higher ranking. But for this, she can forget it.”“Your art…” Yamikigo says, thinking. “You can… copy magic? Like a copycat?”“That’s… uh, yeah. Like that.”The girl cycles through various expressions cycle before stopping on something that resembles short lived determination.“Then… I, the great Dark Dragon Empress, will allow you to make a pact with me!”“A… pact?”“A pact that’ll intertwine our destinies together! I shall lend you my magic and my assistance, and in return I only demand that you be my partner!”“H-hey, that’s a bit…”“It’s fate! We’ll storm the doubles matches together, sweeping through the fights! The two of us, against the rest of them!”There’s stars in her eyes, like the reflection of a shooting star whizzing by.>”…Alright. Let’s do it together.”>”Can I… think about this?”>”Sorry. I can’t.”>Write-in.
>>1182456>”…Alright. Let’s do it.">Pull Yamikigo close to you>Point dramatically towards the distance>"Together!">Try not to focus too hard on the fact you're now staring at a wall.
>>1182456>Give her a weary look before resuming naps.
>>1182456>”Can I… think about this?”>”You know that if you do this, when Yukikata comes for me, you'll almost definitely get caught up in it too, right?”
>>1182456>>Give her a weary look before resuming naps.This is a little much right now.
>>1182456>>”…Alright. Let’s do it together.”
>>1182456>Write-in.Take a moment"Are you asking me out?"and then bully the chuubuyi or whatever the fuck jap call them
Ending voting for>become a cat
>>1182568Shut up Yukikata, Katsuya isn't a pussy.
You give her a weary look, “Can I… think about this? It’s been a pretty long day.”“…T-that’s!” she pouts“Sorry, but this is a bit much.”“…I understand,” she deflates, and then suddenly bounces back up, “Since I’m lenient, the Empress shall grant you until the end of the month to make your decision!”“Thank you,” you say, “Oh great, magnanimous Empress.”“I can sense sarcasm, you know.”“I know.”“You…!” she puffs up, “Katsuyaa!!”“That wasn’t sarcasm, though,” you say as she chases you, threatening to punch a few extra holes into sides.You try to hold back a small smile as you make a break for the practice chamber, closing the door before she can get in. Leaning against the door, you calm your breathing. You can’t catch any breaks, can you?It’s there that you set up the most comfortable location you can think of, hide away from the camera, and then promptly clock out as you enter a deep sleep.But the day’s not over. So please, wake up.What, how long are you planning on sleeping?Until everything’s over? What the hell?Fine, Katsuya can rest for his totally-not-a-date.So go be someone else.>Be Student Body President.>Be Student Body President.>Be Student Body President.>Be Student Body President.>Be Rin.>Be Student Body President.
>>1182732With this many options, I'm not very sure, but maybe:>Be Student Body President
>>1182732>Be the dog
>>1182732>Be the cat
>>1182732>Be Student Body President.To be clear, this one is specifically the one FOURTH from the top.
>>1182732>Be Rin, the Student Body President
Ending voting for this thought enriching prompt
You are Hitomi Minezaki, a side-character surely to be relegated an unfair amount of screen time despite knowing full well you are the shining star of this academy. Or, you’d like to believe that, if the Vice-President didn’t take all of the spotlight all of the time.You’re not the type of person who thrives off of that… but still! A little recognition would be nice every once and a while!A faint stream of sunlight spills through the gap between closed curtains. On the large desk in front of you, a nameplate says your name and position “Hitomi Minezaki - Student Body President.” It’s a bit dusty, but oh well. The Secretary and Vice-president are nowhere to be found, of course. The only one you can truly rely on is…!“I’m back, President,” Rin says, closing the door behind him.“We’ve known each other for almost a year, Rin; you don’t have to be so formal.”“Ah, then, President Minezaki.”“That’s not quite what I meant.”“Pres Minezaki it is!”You rub the bridge of your nose and sigh. “…So it is. What is the news?”“Got a whole bunch, actually. I checked on Katsuya Nekoyo and Kururi Kururu. Also talked to Nishishio’s rep about the Cultural Festival thing. Oh, and can’t forget—think I got a lead on the suspect from Friday. The one that attacked Kururu.”“Did you talk to Chiwa about the inhouse tournament?”“Ah, hah… Secretary Captain Fujisaki… I forgot, sorry!”The only one you can rely on… sometimes!”Please, drop the titles, this isn’t what I asked for…”“I can sum up the rest super quick. Got anything you’re interested in?”Completely ignored…>Nekoyo and Kururu.>Cultural Festival.>Suspect.>”Please tell me you have some kind of news about the inhouse tourney, please!”
>>1182948>”Please tell me you have some kind of news about the inhouse tourney, please!”
>>1182948>>Nekoyo and Kururu.
>>1182948>Nekoyo and Kururu.
>>1182948>The suspectI miss our friend with the dead eyes
“Hmm…”You’re not sure what you were expecting when you became a third-year at this academy, but so far, it’s been only disappointment. But it’s only expected that such a fate awaited you. What did you expect when the year rolled over, that you’d have your own personal fan club? No? How come your partner gets one!? He’s wasn’t ever even number one! This job is a pain. Okay, that’s a terrible thing to say for someone in your position, isn’t it? Oh god, you’re the absolute worst.“…Minezaki? Hello, is anyone in there? Earth to Minezaki?”“Oh, sorry! Tell me about Nekoyo and Kururu, if you don’t mind.”“Sure thing! Ah well, I had that talk with Nekoyo like you wanted. He seemed a biiit unsure at the time, but now he looks like he’s willing. I think I get what Captain Fujisaki was talking about, I have high hopes for him! We might need to speed things up though, maybe we can shorten the festival.”“If you see her around, please tell her to stop trying to live vicariously through her underclassmen.”“Hahaha, sure thing.”“No Rin, wait, I wasn’t serious! Please don’t. She’ll hit me with her bamboo sword again.”“Got it! I’ll tell her to not hit you.”“That’s not the point! Oh, never mind. Just continue. Please.”“Sure thing. Kururu’s been… absolutely normal. Nothing suspicious at all. Yup.”“…That’s it?” You click your pen against your forehead. You take everything you said about him back.“She’s also been going home, probably. Not to her dorms at night.”“Wait, what!? This is huge!”“Not… really? Maybe she feels safer in her own home.”“We have security! Oh, never mind.”“It’s fine. Even if she does act up, I can take care of her, no problem.”“Please don’t say things like that.” Especially when it hurts your image of him. “Okay anyway, Cutural Festival is going over pretty smoothly. The rep is a nice guy, I like him. If we push it forward a week, I think he’d be okay with it.”“And the suspect?”“Her trail has vanished. However, me and security found something important!”“What is it?”“She belongs to another school! I have no idea which one, but surely one of them!”If you clicked your pen any faster, you might just leave a bruise.“Rin…”“Yes?”>”Please look into the suspect more carefully. Please.”>”Don’t take your eyes off of Kururu even for a second, got it?”>”Push the Cultural Festival forward.”>”For the love of god, finish the tourney arrangements with Chiwa.”>”…Please, just call me Hitomi already!!”>Write-in.
>>1183125>”Please look into the suspect more carefully. Please.”>>”…Please, just call me Hitomi already!!”
>>1183125>>”Please look into the suspect more carefully. Please.”
>>1183125>”Please look into the suspect more carefully. Please.”>”…Please, just call me Hitomi already!!”
“Please look into the suspect more carefully. Please”“Will do. I’d need a bit more manpower, though,” he says, “But I’ll get on it, no problem.”“Thanks, Rin. And also…” you stand up, pushing your chair back, “…Please, just call me Hitomi already!!He looks at you, then he gives you a nervous laugh. “I can’t do that, you’re a superior and also a year ahead of me! I can’t be rude to you.”“I see…” you say dejected. You drop back down to your seat, the feeling of death washing over you like a calm tide. Ah~ this is it, isn’t it?“Oh, and Minezaki?”You bring your head up, “Yes?”“I got the yukata you wanted for the festival. Forgot to bring it up, but I’ll just get it really quick.”“Oh! Rin, thank you! I can’t believe you remembered!” you face suddenly lights up.His smile seems to get bigger with yours. “Least I can do,” he says, ducking out of the room. And not even a second passes before he peeks back in. “And as for your first name… I’ll use it when I surpass you. So wait for me, okay?”And he’s gone again. It takes you a moment to process it, and you let out a sigh mixed with frustration and happiness.You speak, to no one in particular, into an empty room.“As if that would happen.”[Chapter 3 “I just might have to wait a thousand years” - End]
ED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-NTMSoed2gTwitter: twitter.com/ConfettoQMI think I’ll end it here instead of dragging it on, since it’s at a nice spot. Thanks for playing!As always, comments, criticism, and questions are very welcome.
>>1183275Thanks for running, bossAny idea when we might see the next chapter?
>>1183278Either next Sunday, or the Sunday after that. I'll know on Wednesday, which is usually when I get swamped with work.
>>1183275See you next time!
>>1179737Kururi is cute AF>>1181255Yamikigo is cute too. Well, that's why they're the heroines, I suppose>>1182022Who is Yukikata? Who is Rori? Who are all these people!? Aaaaaahhh!This might be just my short memory. But if there are others who feel like this, it might be good to make a short pastebin with a character list>>1181255>Professor HakaseThat's just low effort, man
>>1183275>>1183595Seconding a request for a character list. I don't remember who half these people are...
>>1183595>>1184893That's a really good idea, and I feel dumb for not thinking of it.http://pastebin.com/rnJwyp3fThere we go, a "short" pastebin.I realized I've committed a whole slew of crimes, Hakase and awful jokes withstanding, and there was a whole lot of poor decisions that leads up to absolutely no one remembering ridiculously tiny particularities. Like having first and last names, and then have them both be used in irregular intervals.Unfortunately my time machine only goes a minute into the future every 60 seconds, so I'll just have to try to make things better in the future.Also, I still remember that one piece of advice from my last quest about readability and fleshing out characters. I'm sorry, anon.
>>1186010It has... complicated things, but this list will help. I had begun to blend many different girls into a single, amalgamate "Alpha Waifu", which is dangerous for many reasons.
>>1179551Love the quest OP, but sometimes when you refer to a character who isn't in the screen, I forget who that character is. Is there a character list with some brief descriptions somewhere I could read? A list of our store PSI powers would be helpful too.
>>1186523How horrifying. Or maybe cute. I shouldn't think about this any longer.>>1192814Yup, it's right here >>1186010Can't run this Sunday so I'll see you guys next week. Instead I'll find some spare time and make that psi power list with mechanics explained.