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You wake up to a strange lap pillow...

I AM REBORN IN A HAREM ROMCOM, BUT I'M ONLY A MOB CHARACTER?! 4
By: BSG
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bisugoQM
Archive:
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>>2140883
Strange not because of the sensation. Not at all, indeed you find it pleasant. The thing that’s causing you discomfort, though, is the giver of said lap pillow.

Hikaru Ryou, your class rep, the girl who asked for your help in conquering her love, is sleeping in your bed while sitting upright, giving you a lap pillow.

“...Class rep…”

>Wake her up
>Don’t disturb her sleep...
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>>2140885
>>Wake her up
Sorry not sorry, this can go SO wrong if we let her sleep.
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>>2140885
>>Wake her up
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>>2140885
>Wake her up
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>>2140885
>>Wake her up
Hey Boss, you've kind of got me in a compromising position here.
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>>2140885
>Wake her up
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>>2140885
>Wake her up
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>>2140885
>wake her up
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>>2140883
Make sure that we are not using her lap as a pillow.
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>>2140885
>Wake her up.

Yeah, no.
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>>2140885
Jump up screaming
"HOW THE FUCK DID YOU BREAK INTO MY HOUSE CRAZY LADY AND WHY IS YOUR LAP SO SOFT!?"
Then collapse as our ribs tell us to shut the fuck up
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>>2140902
>>2140883
>Wake her up
Forgot to add choice
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>>2140885
This is bad. You don’t know how you got into this situation, but if this has happened by accident, this could be embarrassing for both parties involved.

So you reach out and tap her by the shoulder, and call her--

>Class Rep
>Hikaru-san
>...Ryou?
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>>2140907
>Class Rep
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>>2140907
>Class Rep
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>>2140907
>Class Rep
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>>2140907
>Boss
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>>2140907
>Hikaru-san
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>>2140907
>Class Rep

Distance ourselves like a motherfucker.
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>>2140907
>>Class Rep
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>>2140907
>...Ryou?

Give her the good ole Double team with the fingers.
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>>2140907
>>...Ryou?
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>>2140907
Switching to Ryou since Boss won't win, lol
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>>2140907
>Class Rep
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I'm not quite sure what everyone's trying to do here now. I'm guessing this is one of those just wants to watch the world burn kind of things?
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>>2140927
Nah I just want to call her by her actual name, like friends would.

since my write in didn't win
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>>2140907
“Oi, class rep,” You nudge her shoulder, trying to wake her up. She stirs, but still her eyes don’t open.

She runs a hand through your hair, as if trying to figure out what object is laying on her legs. Her fingers are thorough and gentle, and you find yourself blushing without meaning to.

“...Eiji…?”

You find her whispering half asleep.

>”...Yes?”
>”Sorry to disappoint.”
>Write in
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>>2140934
>>”Sorry to disappoint.”
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>>2140934
>”Sorry to disappoint.”
What are you doing?
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>>2140907
>Class Rep
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>>2140934
>>”Sorry to disappoint.”
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>>2140934
>”Sorry to disappoint.”
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>>2140934
“Sorry to disappoint.”
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>>2140934
>Fuck you doing in my house and fuck you doing with my head in your lap, on my bed?
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>>2140934
>”Sorry to disappoint.”
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>>2140934
>Do you really think Eiji would be in my house?
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>>2140934
>Rep, starting to worry here.
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>>2140934
>Oh, am I not good enough?
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>>2140934
You chuckle as an old memory is brought up to mind.

“Sorry to disappoint, class rep.”

Finally, class rep opens her eyes, but only halfway.

“...What, it’s just Yamada…”
“Who else could it be? You’re in my house, you know.”
“Shut up. It’s way too early…”
“It’s past 1 in the afternoon…”

Well, at least she’s somewhat awake. Ask her--

>What’s with the lap pillow
>What she’s doing in your house
>Write in
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>>2140934
>>”...Yes?”
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>>2140957
>What she’s doing in your house
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>>2140957
>What’s with the lap pillow
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>>2140957
>>What she’s doing in your house
Don't mean to be rude, but what are you doing in my house, in my room?
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>>2140957
>>What’s with the lap pillow
>>What she’s doing in your house
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>>2140957
>>What’s with the lap pillow
>>What she’s doing in your house
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>>2140957
>What’s with the lap pillow
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>>2140957
>Both.
>I'm not unthankful, but considering that you're trying to go after another guy, and we are not going out, it just feels really really really awkward.
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>>2140957
>What’s with the lap pillow
>What she’s doing in your house
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>>2140957

>What’s with the lap pillow
>What she’s doing in your house
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>>2140957
>Can I taste you?
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>>2140957
>What’s with the lap pillow
>What she’s doing in your house
Don't forget to compliment the softness.
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>>2140972
This
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>>2140976
l-lewd
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>>2140972
This.
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>>2140972
yey
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>>2140957
>What’s with the lap pillow
>What she’s doing in your house
Fluster her by saying something nice about her thighs
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>>2140972
supporting this
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>>2140980
This.
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>>2140994
I guess i could support this.
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>>2140972
This is also fine
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>>2140957
>What’s with the lap pillow
>What she’s doing in your house

“Class rep, what’s with the lap pillow anyway? Did you mistake me for someone else or something?”

You see her stretch the tips of her toes, but she still refuses to open her eyes.

“It’s your dad’s idea...honestly...when I got here, you were asleep, and he said something about lap pillows boosting healing or something stupid like that…”
“And you went along with him?”
“It’s just a lap pillow, so I don’t particularly care. You don’t like it, Yamada?”
“It’s not that I don’t. In fact it’s quite nice. It’s just that, you and Eiji and all…”

“Like I said, it’s just a lap pillow...geez, it’s not like I’m doing this for you as a special service or anything, idiot…”

You smile. What’s with the lifeless, tsundere-esque response?

You decide to make full use of the opportunity and settle down again on her lap. It’s not like you could lift yourself up away from her even if you wanted to. Your abdomen is no longer swelling, but movement is still a pain.

“By the way, class rep.”
“Yes?”

“What are you doing in my house? And in the middle of the afternoon as well. Shouldn’t you be in school?”

Silence. Then you see her open her eyes. She has a sour expression on her face.

She’s got the school uniform on, so that means she went to school, right?
Something definitely happened. Hikaru looks hesitant to say.

>Press her
>Leave it be
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>>2141023
>>Press her
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>>2141023
>Press her
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>>2141023
>Press her
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>>2141023
>Press her
"Did something happen with eiji?
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>>2141023
>Press her
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>>2141023
>>Press her
What the fuck happened.
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>>2141023
>Shift off the lap.
>Press her.


I don't like this.
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>>2141023
>Press her
>Promise we won't yell
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>>2141023
>Press her
>Give her a squeeze
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>>2141023
>Press her

“Class rep? Did something happen?”
She squirms underneath you, but in the end sighs in defeat.

“...I got suspended.”
“...What?”

Despite the shocking statement, she...looks irritated, but not as much as you thought she would be.

“How did you get suspended, class rep?”
“Isn’t it obvious? I got into a fight with Fumi.”
“With her?!” Isn’t class rep the one telling you to not get into trouble with Nakahara? “Why did you fight?”

She looks at you and giggles, while sticking her tongue out.
“Why do you think? It’s cause she beat up my protector, idiot.”

>Are you hurt?
>Is Nakahara hurt?
>You didn’t have to do that.
>Write in
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>>2141062
>Flick her nose
>I won my fight with her, You shouldn't have.
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So, you can call it selfish if you want, but I do feel like I have to say it. I feel like there's been several situations so far in this Quest where a write-in got the majority votes option, and was either ignored or downplayed. I understand that there's some right ends that were just infeasible, but a few like this recent one seems to have been brushed over, and the spirit of the write-in was ignored.

I'm not going to go so far as to accuse railroading just yet, but I am concerned about how valid write-ins actually are when they don't seem to have any tangible effect on the plot. We have to walk on a branching, yet explicit path, then don't give us the option to walk off that path.
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>>2141066
Supporting.
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>>2141066
This desu
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>>2141066
Supporting.
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>>2141066
This.
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>>2141066
This
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>>2141066
+1
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>>2141066
supporting
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>>2141062
>You didn’t have to do that.
>Keep this up, and I'll start to think it was me you like, not him.
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>>2141066
This.
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>>2141062
This >>2141066
Then
>Are you hurt?
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>>2141067
curious, could you point out these instances? I try to follow majority votes as much as possible, the only instances I couldn't is when I'm in the middle of writing and the vote shifts to another choice. And even that has happened only once so far, iirc.
If a write in wins the majority vote then I follow that. But if you think there are instances where I've glossed them over, please do send it to me so I may QM for you guys better
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>>2141062
>Are you hurt?
And >>2141066
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>>2141067
Yeah. Handling unexpected player input well is probably what seperates the great QMs from the rest, at least for me.
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>>2141066
This m8
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>>2141081
I like this combination.
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>>2141087
Well, the most recent being >>2140972 where the general implication was an expression of unease and emotional uncomfort with the situation due to him knowing of her plans for Eiji. This was basically entirely ignored in favor of making him okay with the strange mixed messages she's giving off in this situation. As we stated before, our entire idea was to kind of distance ourselves from her giving all these mixed signals and laying things straight that we had no romantic interest in her *at this time*, and the situations that she keeps pulling us into blur the lines heavily- it's becoming unclear due to her actions whether she likes us or Eiji, and considering our own situation, we didn't want to risk issues.

There's more than this, but I'm on mobile and it takes awhile to look up, so if I'm late in presenting other examples, it may be on another ID.
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>>2141087
Not the same guy, but announcing when the voting is closed and you're starting to write would probably help a bit.
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>>2141109
Ah, thanks for that. I completely glossed over this one. I was counting off the votes and saw >Both and stopped there. I will keep better attention to posts like this in the future.
>>2141112
I think I'll start doing this now, thanks.
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>>2141062
>Write in
>Are you hurt?

You reach over…
And flick her in the nose.

“Ow.”
“Who’s the idiot now, class rep? I wasn’t beat up. It was a fight, an actual fight.”
“Is that so? Then why is one of the combatants bed-ridden and unable to stand, while the other was still able to duel with me earlier today?”
“...Geh.”

“Still,” she smiles and leans back on the wall. “Maybe I won this time because you were able to weaken her yesterday. Though, I don’t know about that.” A devilish smile grows on Hikaru. “After all, she’s never won against me.”

Something tells you that the bad blood between the Class Rep and Nakahara runs deeper than you initially thought…

“Are you ok though, class rep? From my limited experience, she’s one tough opponent to fight.”
“That’s because you don’t know how she operates yet. She relies on dirty tactics to get the upper hand on you.”
“How did you beat her then?”
She shrugs. “Like I always do. If you move faster than her, then you always win.”

Interesting, you think. Is class rep a martial artist, perhaps?

“By the way, since we’re finally alone together…”
Hikaru puts her hand around your head, and--

“Let’s talk about Eiji.”

Lifts you off her lap.

>cont’d
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>>2141124
You are sitting, laying on the wall once again, while Hikaru is sitting on the swivel chair. Her arms are crossed. She looks like business.

“Yamada. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get closer to Eiji now that I’m suspended. Make full use of the days that I’m out to gather info and get closer to him. This is a rare opportunity.”

>How is it a better opportunity when you’re not around?
>Try to dissuade her again from doing this
>Write in
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>>2141135
>How is it a better opportunity when you’re not around?
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>>2141135
>>How is it a better opportunity when you’re not around?
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>>2141135
>What do you know about Eiji?
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>>2141135
>How is it a better opportunity when you’re not around?
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>>2141135

>How is it a better opportunity when you’re not around?
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>>2141135
>How is it a better opportunity when you’re not around?
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>>2141135
>>How is it a better opportunity when you’re not around?
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>>2141135
>>How is it a better opportunity when you’re not around?

Writing.
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>>2141135
>>How is it a better opportunity when you’re not around?
Also, is Nakahara ok? You didn't hospitalize her did you?
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>>2141135
>How is it a better opportunity when you’re not around?

“Simple. We’re too close.”
“...You have to be a bit more specific than that, class rep.”

“Kobayashi and Rinko-chan and Rei will think something’s up if you suddenly start intruding into Eiji’s social circle and I’m more open to it than they are. If you’re already a part of his circle by the time my suspension is over, then I could pretend like there’s nothing I could’ve done to stop it.”

“So they have no idea we have had interactions like this?”
“As far as I know, no. Only Eiji seems to have paid attention.”

You nod. Your current mission, then, is to try to position yourself as some sort of friend character to the MC. That’s a bit beyond your [Mob] directive, but…

[Erasure].

Those words pop up in your mind once again. Is it a real thing, or a concept you made up in your mind? You don’t know.

So for now, you decide to do this mission--

>Confidently. Cement yourself as the friend with head held high.
>Covertly. Be Eiji’s friend, yet stay in the shadows.
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>>2141168
>Covertly. Be Eiji’s friend, yet stay in the shadows.
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>>2141168
>Covertly. Be Eiji’s friend, yet stay in the shadows.
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>Confidently. Cement yourself as the friend with head held high.
Also I don't think class rep is going to win Eiji over by forcing herself to become the kind of person Eiji says he likes
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>>2141168
>Covertly. Be Eiji’s friend, yet stay in the shadows
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>>2141168
>>Covertly. Be Eiji’s friend, yet stay in the shadows.
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>>2141168
>Confidently. Cement yourself as the friend with head held high.
He asked us to be his friend and this is his world.
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>>2141168
>Covertly. Be Eiji’s friend, yet stay in the shadows

We're going to be that guy that shows up every now and again and gives some random words of wisdom but otherwise doesn't appear to show up anywhere.
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>>2141168
>Covertly. Be Eiji’s friend, yet stay in the shadows.
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>>2141175
I don't either.
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>>2141168
>>Confidently. Cement yourself as the friend with head held high.

>>2141175
I've got the same thoughts.
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>>2141188
We should probably tell class rep this
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>>2141192
We should, but there was no write-in option.
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>>2141168
>Covertly. Be Eiji’s friend, yet stay in the shadows
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>>2141168
>>Covertly. Be Eiji’s friend, yet stay in the shadows.
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>>2141168

>Covertly. Be Eiji’s friend, yet stay in the shadows

But also we should tell her this

>>2141175
>Also I don't think class rep is going to win Eiji over by forcing herself to become the kind of person Eiji says he likes
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>>2141196
Write in anyway.
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>>2141196
Wasn't that just because BSG forgot?
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>>2141175
I figure we'll have a talk with her later spouting some cliche along the lines of "If he can't love her for who she is he doesn't deserve her."
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>>2141168
>Covertly. Be Eiji’s friend, yet stay in the shadows.
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>>2141196
It'll have more impact when we know them both better than we do now.
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>>2141204
It's less that she deserves to be loved for who she is and more that I don't think eiji actually knows what he wants in a girl
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>>2141208
I think we should get this out of the way now so that class rep understands, we should still befriend Eiji though
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>>2141168
>Covertly wins
Writing
BTW even if I don't explicitly ask for write ins it doesn't mean I won't consider it. If it's interesting, like this one, then I 'll include it
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Funny question, would it be at all possible for our PC to play this song during the inevitable talent show arc?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwmRVIGzJEA
Demon hunter in the shit and a good weeb getting his shit together in new game plus might find it appropriate for ironic reasons. Plus heavy metal makes the ladies tremble. Or rock out in Nakamura's case, but besides the point.
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>>2141221
>cringed
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>>2141232
No taste
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>>2141214
You decide to become Eiji’s friend covertly.

You still don’t know if acting too out of character as a [Mob] will lead to this so called [Erasure], but the best option would be to play it safe. Do only the necessary contact, then keep on playing the mob character. This much should be fine, right?

“Alright, class rep. I won’t go out of my way and become someone like Nakamura-san’s friend or whatever, but I will try to do the things you want.”
She smiles and nods. “I appreciate it, Yamada.”

“However, Hikaru-san,” you face her, and make sure your tone is serious. “What is the point of doing all...this? You find out Nakamura-san’s taste, his interests, then...what? You transform yourself to become the ideal girl to him?”

Her face is grim, but she faces you determined. “Maybe. I don’t really know yet myself. But I know, as I am now, he won’t pick me above the others. Yeah, I think I could battle with Kobayashi’s beauty, but it comes to other points...like femininity, cuteness, fun memories together…”

>But then he won’t really love *you*.
>I’m sure he likes you just as you are right now.
>Write in
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>>2141221
Tim I know you love KF2 but jesus christ, calm down.
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>>2141242
>>But then he won’t really love *you*.
Falling in love with the act isn't falling in love with the person.
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>>2141244
I don't know who this Tim is, but she sounds like a classy lady.
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>>2141242
>But then he won’t really love *you*.
And even then I don't think Eiji actually knows what he wants
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>>2141242
>But then he won’t really love *you*.
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>>2141242

>But then he won’t really love *you*.
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>>2141242
>>But then he won’t really love *you*.
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>>2141242
>But then he won’t really love *you*.
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>>2141242
>But then he won’t really love *you*.
It's a pretty surefire way to be unhappy.
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>>2141242
>>I’m sure he likes you just as you are right now.
What I think she really needs to get him is the right setting and time. Someplace nice and romantic, but secluded, while the other girls are doing other shit.
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>>2141242
>But then he won’t really love *you*.
Writing.
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>>2141242
>I’m sure he likes you just as you are right now.
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>>2141242
> but then it'll just be an act, won't it? I think if you really want a chance at him, you need to do what you do best. Be bold, be decisive, and be honest for once. If this is supposed to be some sort of brand Challenge, and if nobody else has asked about yet, then don't you think that by being the first you'd have a bit of an advantage since it won't be as tiresome? He who strikes first after all. And even if he says no... I just feel like it would be better to know now and save yourself all the heartbreak and effort of becoming someone you aren't. If he doesn't like you for you, then I don't I think you should worry about him so much. There's always other men. Who knows, some might be better. Some probably are better. But you never know that just pining for one person.
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Well, biscuits. That's what I get for not checking faster. I'll probably be on a different ID next response.
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>>2141242
>But then he won’t really love *you*.
“Won’t he fall in love with a lie, if you fabricate yourself as someone catered to Eiji’s tastes? The person he’ll fall in love with is not Hikaru Ryou, but a submissive version of her.”

She looks conflicted about all this, but it looks like she’ll not back down.
“Then what do you think I should do, Yamada?! Keep on waiting, doing nothing, then regret in the end that I just stood there hoping he’ll pick me?!”

Her fists are balled on her lap, and she’s looking down on the floor. “...I know what I’m doing is underhanded. And in the end, I might regret this all the more. But...I don’t know what to do. This is the first time I’ve ever felt like this. Liking someone. I just don’t think anyone would like a violent girl like me.”

>You never know until you try, right?
>I like you, Hikaru.
>Stay silent. For situations like this, it’s best she learns from her mistakes.
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>>2141304
>I didn't say give up on Eiji I'm still going to help you win him over
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>>2141304
>I'll do recon for you, gather whatever information I can find, but honestly I think the best course of action would be just confessing your true feelings to him.
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>>2141311
Supporting.
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>>2141304
>>You never know until you try, right?

>I don't think you shouldn't do anything. But I DO think you should be your real self, walk up, and ask him out on a date. If the others aren't willing to ask him yet, then that just shows how much braver you are, honestly. I get you're friends, but if you sincerely think that they'll hate you because you wanted love, and they do...I dunno, I'm not sure if I'd call them good friends.

And if he says no...I can't think that you'd feel happier if you could only win him by wearing a mask every day of your life.
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>>2141304
>>You never know until you try, right?

Also, MFW option 2
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>>2141304
The best thing she can do is just confess her romantic feelings. High school might seem like the end of the world right now, and worst case scenario he rejects her feelings. Rejection would suck, but there are other fish in the sea. College is just a few years away. One day all of this will just be an embarrassing memory.
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>>2141242
>>You never know until you try, right?
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>>2141304
>You never know until you try, right?
"And if he doesn't like Hikaru Ryou, then you wouldn't be happy with Nakamura Eiji either. You'll find someone that appreciates the kind, considerate, yet hot-blooded tsundere you are!"
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>>2141304
>>You never know until you try, right?
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Seriously, though, if she gets dumped, we ring up Hanazawa and we all go gorge ourselves on ice cream for her.
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>>2141324
*rejected, not dumped, sorry.
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>>2141304
>>You never know until you try, right? + Write ins
Writing.
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>>2141304
“I think you wouldn’t know until you actually try confessing. Look, I’ll still do this for you because I owe you a lot, but consider this. If you confess to him right now, you would know his true feelings about you then. Sure, you might get rejected and lose your friends...but that’s the risk that you have to take.”

She doesn’t reply. It looks like she’s shutting you off. Nothing will get through her. You almost forgot that, despite her overall maturity and confidence, she is still just a teenage girl.

You’ll just have to watch over her for now.

Tick, tick, tick, tick.

The hands of the alarm clock are the only noise that occupies the space between you. The atmosphere is awkward. It looks like it’s up to you to break the silence.

>Talk about lunch
>Talk about the job
>Write in
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>>2141337
>Talk about lunch
"I won't say any more, but for what it's worth, the Hikaru Ryou I know is pretty great."
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>>2141337
>Write-in
I'm sorry Class Rep i might have overstepped my bound
Change subject
>>Talk about the job
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>>2141337
>Talk about lunch
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>>2141340
Supporting.
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>>2141337
>>Talk about lunch

>>2141340
Nice add on.
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>>2141341
this
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>>2141337

>Talk about lunch
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>>2141340
this
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>>2141340
This also
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>>2141337
>write in
>so, what happened to our resident delinquent Nakamura?
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>>2141337
>>2141340
Supporting.
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>>2141340
This.
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>>2141340
this
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>>2141340
This.
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So are we waifuing Hikaru?
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>>2141358
Nah, but she might husbando us.
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>>2141340
>>2141341
Writing.
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>>2141359
Why are we leading her on then?
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>>2141358
>not waifuing delinquent-kun
Step up nigga
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>>2141358
I mean, to me this seems like a more platonic way to say we think she's ok than just saying we like her in a context where it could be confused for a confession.
We may waifu her later, but idk
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>>2141358
>So are we waifuing Hikaru?

Who knows where the future leads? I'm happy with this quest as long as we go one girl at a time.

>>2141362
Personally, i don't think telling your friend that they are awesome when they are filled with self doubt about if people could like them is 'leading them on', i think it's boosting their confidence because you are their friend
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>>2141367
My nigga
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>>2141368
We're in rom com world we pressed her tsun button by saying we would protect her, it doesn't take much to set her off
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>>2141362
We aren't. We want her to like herself. There was no confession there. There's just nothing about her character that she needs to worry about.
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>>2141367
Good taste
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>>2141362
We need to build up her own confidence. We want to know that she is beautiful in her own way and that is what we are doing. Girl must stop her own delusion that she isnt unlikable.

Not a confession btw.
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>>2141367
ah, finally, a man of taste
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>>2141337
“I’m sorry if it looks like I’m sticking my nose into your business too much...but it’s just because the Hikaru Ryou I know is a wonderful person. And I want the best for her. It’s the truth.”

She stares at you for a moment, before breaking into a nice laughter.

“What the hell is that, Yamada? Dammit, you’re making Nee-san blush you know.”
You just grin. At least she’s smiling now.

“So,” with the atmosphere lighter than it was a moment ago, you decide to go to a different topic. “Have you had lunch yet, class rep?”
“I haven’t...oh right, neither have you, huh?”
“Don’t worry, we could ask dad to cook something up.”
“Ah, about that,” Hikaru waves your suggestion off. “Your dad’s out doing some errands. It’s just the two of us right now.”

“...Seriously, what is it with you girls and being ok alone with me…”
“‘Girls’?” Hikaru looks confused at first but shakes it off. “Well, whatever. I could cook something up for you.”

She stands up from her seat, and skips downwards to the kitchen.

So, the 1 of the top 2 beauties is cooking your lunch. You wonder how many men will kill you to be in your position right now.

>cont’d
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>>2141388
“...Sorry, Yamada…”
“Don’t worry about it.”
“I’ll pay for the damages…”
“I said don’t worry about it, class rep.”

After rushing downstairs due to the clatter of consecutive pots and pans falling to the floor, you discover the painful fact that class rep cannot cook at all.
You find the both of you hunched over Hikaru’s bentou, as you split the lunch box in between the two of you.

“No way is this enough for a boy like you, Yamada-kun…”
“I said it’s fine. If the food’s delicious, then it doesn’t matter how much there is.”

She glances up at you, but since you’re not really voicing any complaints, she continues eating.
“Hey, Yamada. Do you think Eiji would prefer a girl that could cook?”
“Well, I wouldn’t know...but boys generally like that kind of stuff. And it wouldn’t hurt to learn it right? It’s a nice life skill to have.”


You eat together once more in silence. Then,
“Hey, Yamada.”
“Mm?”
“Could you teach me how to cook?”

>Yes
>No
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>>2141404
>Yes
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>>2141404
>>Yes
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>>2141404
>Yes
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>>2141404
>>Yes
I am..... Concerned.
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>>2141404
>Yes
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>>2141404
>Yes

If it's terrible we'll tell her. We're here to help her improve, not spare her feelings.
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>>2141404
>Yes
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>>2141404
Yes
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>>2141404
>Yes
What could go wrong.
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>>2141404
>>Yes

>Don't expect me to hold back, though! We'll get you cooking great food in no time!
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>>2141404
>>Yes
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>>2141404
>Yes
Writing.
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>>2141422
“Well, I’m not a good a cook as my dad...but yeah, I can’t just refuse class rep asking for help, right?”

She nods. “Alright.” She then continues eating.

Well, that’s settled. You’ve decided to teach Hikaru how to cook.

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Since climbing back to your room is a pain, and there’s nothing to do there anyway, you decide to spend the rest of the time in the living room, watching television.
Hikaru, on the other hand, has donned an apron and tied her hair back. After cleaning up the mess in the kitchen, you somehow found her holding the vacuum and feather duster.

Another thing you learned about the class rep: she’s a clean freak.

“Class rep, please, I’ll feel bad…”
“I said don't worry about it! This is no problem at all,” she says while wiping down the coffee table. “Cleaning is a meditative thing for me. Not to mention, your house is pretty clean already.”
“That’s cause dad is essentially a freeter and a house husband…”

So in the end, you let her clean up the house a little. You feel a bit guilty but, well, if she says she likes it…

After a while, she plops down on the couch beside you.
“Whoo, that was quite the exercise.”
“Thank you for your hard work.”
“No problem.”

She watches TV with you for a bit. Then she turns to look at you.

“Hey, Yamada.”
“Mm?”
“Sitting like this...aren't we kind of like newlyweds?”

>Kind of, yeah.
>Deny, deny, DENY
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>>2141456

>Kind of, yeah. Its nice
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>>2141456
>No. We're odd friends watching TV. Why even say that?
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>>2141456
>Deny, deny, DENY
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>>2141456
>Deny, deny, DENY
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>>2141456
>Kind of, yeah.
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>>2141456
>Deny, deny, DENY
>>2141461
Add this too.
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>>2141461
100% THIS
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>>2141456
>>Kind of, yeah.
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>>2141461
Supporting
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>>2141456
>>Kind of, yeah.
I want to tease the class rep.
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>>2141456
This>>2141461
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>>2141456
>>2141461
This.
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>>2141456
>Kind of, yeah.
There's really no need to be weird about it. It's whrn you start denying it so hard it gets awkward.
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>>2141456
>Kind of, yeah.
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>>2141456
>Kind of, yeah.
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>>2141456
>>Kind of, yeah.
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>>2141480
It's weird when she constantly keeps saying half romantic shit towards someone when she's constantly saying she's attracted to someone else. It's offputting and confusing.
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>>2141456
> yeah, kinda nice innit?
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>>2141456
>Deny, deny, DENY
>You haven't called me an idiot yet, so...
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>>2141456
>>Deny, deny, DENY
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>>2141456
>Kind of, yeah + Write in
Writing.
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I'm more confused by her actions and general flirtiness towards us. If she's attracted to the MC, then cool. If she's attracted to us, cool. I just can't for the life of me encourage these advances while she supposedly wants our help with Brick-kun.
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>>2141486
We Toradora now...
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>>2141502
Yeah, that's my issue. I want to know what the hell's going on with her, and if possible, I want to ask her point blank next chance we get.
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>>2141502
Don't you mean Lead-kun
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>>2141499
Re-count the votes.
Deny wins.
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>>2141502
This. It's one of the only things keeping her from best girl status Besides Hazanawa
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>>2141486
I'm betting her interest in MC is fake and forced by the worlds harem system. Also that the things she dislikes about him are genuine but overpowered by arbitrary doki doki.
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Although thinking about it, I've just come to a disturbing possibility.

We're her 'backup'. She's so paranoid that she won't get him that she's forming a nascient attraction to us for when he 'inevitably' rejects her advances- she'll have someone else whom she's already mentally primed to like.

I don't even think she's doing it consciously, but I DO think it needs to be pointed out and that we aren't going to be someone's romantic safety net.
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>>2141510
Not by my count
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>>2141517
God damn you're on the ball, anon.

We're her fucking rebound before she even confesses.

Fuck.
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>>2141510
I'm counting 9 against 5 anon
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>>2141524
>>2141461
This is being counted towards deny it, because it's in the same idea.
If you include it and all the ones supporting it, deny is at 10.
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>>2141456
>>Kind of, yeah.
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>>2141524
>>2141528
I DID intend it towards being a very specific Deny, but a Deny nonetheless.
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>>2141530
I should've specified, though, and I'm sorry for not doing that.
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>>2141493
>>2141490
>>2141468
>>2141464
>>2141463
For Deny

>>2141461
>>2141470
>>2141468
>>2141473
>>2141477
>>2141478
For write-in

>>2141485
>>2141484
>>2141482
>>2141480
>>2141475
>>2141471
>>2141466
Faggots voting to fuck everything up
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>>2141528
I voted for >>2141461 but would rather support "Kind of" than flat out "Deny"
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>>2141528
i'm including write in in the follow up, as stated here >>2141499
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>>>>>i mean kind of yeah, but why would you ask something like that?
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>>2141541
>>2141545

The write in goes hand-in-hand with Deny. Don't be fags about this shit.
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>>2141456
“Kind of, yeah.”
“Mmhmm.”
“But we’re not.”
“That’s right.”
“Because we’re only friends. Sitting together. Watching television.”
“That’s right indeed.”
“But the television is on mute.”
“I noticed.”
“Maybe I should unmute it. So we could properly watch the television.”
“Yes, maybe you should.”
“Yeah, I will.”

But your finger isn’t moving on the remote. Instead you’re captivated by her gaze, by how the apron suits her very well, and how nice her lilac hair looks tied back.
She is stunning.
This is bad.
This is a bad atmosphere.
You pray for something to break it, before irreversible things might happ--

“Ah. Am I interrupting something?”

Your prayer is answered…

But...

>cont’d
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Thanks a lot, assholes.
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>>2141556
god damn it bsg you fucking speed demon of a writer
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>>2141561
Calm down. There's nothing to get worked up about.
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>>2141561
It all comes tumbling down
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>>2141556
FUCK NO HANAZAWA!!
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>>2141556
You're interrupting our postcoital television session. Come back later asshat.
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>>2141556
Class rep a shit
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This is what we've been trying to avoid, and why I move super hard against it. BSG is very much the 'take a mile' kinda QM where he extrapolates shit to the nth degree. Hence, the only recourse is to hard pivot away from close interaction her, because otherwise we will fall for her via QM fiat.
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>>2141580
I should note again: I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST GIVING REP A CHANCE.

But only AFTER she's stopped moving on Eiji, and we know where we stand with Hanazawa. We don't need love triangles or squares or any of that shit.
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>>2141556
The gaze between you two breaks. Hikaru stares at the person who spoke behind you.

Your prayer is answered…

She stands up, wide eyed. She's trembling.

“Eiji…”

But…

Eiji stands at the doorway. He has a smile on, but it’s shy and awkward.

“Did I catch you two in a bad time?”

He scratches his head, laughing uncomfortably.
By his side, Hanazawa stands, looking at you.

Just what kind of devil answered your prayers?

(TO BE CONT’D)
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>>2141580
I like this quest and BSG, but I have to agree with you here.
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>>2141585
Now how the fuck does the MC know where the fuck we live
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>>2141580
BAE QUEST ALL OVER AGAIN!!

THANK YOU ASSHATS!!

ALL MY FUCKING REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>2141590
Hey, I was trying to avoid this.
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>>2141589
More importantly, why does no one ever knock?
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Okay
Now we can fill hanazawa in on the situation and hopefully use her as an ally in getting this plot thread wrapped up
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>>2141585
>>2141589

How in the everliving dickshits does everyone know where we live

i suspect some combination of our brother and our father
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Done. Done. I am fucking done. You worst fetish, NTR-loving shits can have this game.
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>>2141585
>Male breaks into our house now

Fucking, I want us to tell him yes. It is because we didn't make food for the entire fucking school
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We've been messing up the harem system by raising flags and it's correcting itself I imagine.

We should murder Eiji just to see what happens.
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>>2141595
It's not ntr if nothings has happened yet.
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>>2141598

Fuck, we need this as a write-in next time.
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>>2141595
anon, what about anything that just happened has to do with ntr?
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FUCK quest drop

thank you anons you ruin it
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>>2141599
That's just psychopathic
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>>2141608
>dropping out before the fat lady stops singing
The ride is not over yet anon
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>>2141603
>>2141607
He's just being overly emotional.
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>>2141610
I don't like that the world we live in works to please him. We should be trying to fix it instead of scurrying in the background. Big balls.
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Fucking REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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I dunno if anyone will remember to do it, but. Next run:

I have a write in already prepped. But in case I don't get there in time, it's basically this:

>"Nope. Because nothing happened. In fact, nothing's ever happened, and I never wanted anything TO happen, but things keep getting weird. So I'm gonna come clean right now.

>Eiji, Class Rep likes you. Like, a ton. Like, a TON. She wants to go out with you really badly, but never worked up the nerve to ask.

>Hanazawa, she's like this because she wanted my help in getting Eiji to like her, and she just came to say hi because I agreed and we were going to work some stuff out. She's dressed like she is because I agreed to teach her how to cook, and she offered to clean a bit as thanks. I know you get mad, but don't.

>Class Rep, I think you're better than you are, but I can't keep ruining my own life for your sake; not when something like this happened. Everything else, I'm sorry, is up to you. I'm gonna head out for a half-hour or so, and I hope everyone has come to terms with everything by the time I get back.

>At this point, we need to leave and go out for a fucking jog. And if Jogger friend shows up, we politely but pointedly tell her we need some alone time today.
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We can fix this if we get our shit together
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>>2141599
>We should murder Eiji just to see what happens.
Nigga you want to get us [erased] or something?
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>>2141362
This man was a prophet
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>>2141623
We could always pretend that we were asking her for relationship advice then leave them alone for a bit while we walk.
then wonder why we're leaving if the house is ours
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>>2141629
We failed to hear his warnings, and now Babylon is falling around us.
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>>2141630
Nope. No pretending, no lies, no nothing.

We come clean so that the risk of any misunderstandings is a FLAT ZERO.
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>>2141626
What part of the quest or background info did I miss that makes everyone think we can easily get erased. I feel kind of out of the loop.
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>>2141632
We can't fuck class rep over by letting Eiji know about her feelings, we can tell hanazawa though
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I'm fucking loving this shit
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Man, shit just hit the fan so hard in this quest that some broke through the roof going up. But agreeing with >>2141632 , the Truth could be the best solution here. Bonehead MC gets Class Helper waifu, we don't get Hana mad at us, and we fulfill our dying wish. NOTHING could go wrong here
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>>2141635
Little bro implied something like that happening if we mess with the world too much
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>>2141637
>>2141640

I am willing to take a second option of

>Grab Hanazawa *immediately*, leave Eiji and Class Rep alone.

>Then tell HER everything in >>2141623
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>>2141639
>Bonehead MC gets waifu
What makes you think it will definitely end that way? They just saw us staring at each other. Telling him that "actually, class rep really likes you" sounds really weird at this time.
If we're going to tell someone about this whole thing it's gonna be Hanazawa.
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>>2141640
I only remember anons mentioning us getting erased, little bro talked about the world ending if Eiji achieves happiness but nothing beyond that. Getting pulled into his circle is still probably bad for other reasons.
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>>2141623
>>2141643
Both of those rely on us having regained the mobility to leave our house, but I'm all for either of them.
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>>2141651
"Achieves happiness" is super vague too.

Honestly, I'm a fan of getting Eiji hooked up with a girl ASAP because it's too early for the show to end. If that happens, the show (hopefully) changes into a long term relationship rom-com or a story about him eventually finding the right girl after dating around (maby even past college). Both of these are more sustainable than "we all die if he starts to think with his dick".
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>>2141654
We've probably already recovered a bit at this point, seeing as we can't even stand up this morning.
Jogging is out of the question though.
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>>2141623
That's a bad idea, like cutting the red wire because it'll either sole everything or end end it all
Funny how it's really tempting right now
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>>2141585
Holy cow what the hell is going on!? HOW DO WE FIX THIS!?

Also I read that Anti Climactic Quest. It was pretty dang fun.
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>>2141595
>Talking to a girl and not choosing the spaghetti slinging spazz options equates to ntr
And nothing of value was lost
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>>2141643
I'll support this.
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>>2141623
I agree
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>>2141643
I just don't want us to act weird, the only person guilty of anything untoward is class rep. Let her explain it. If we grab someone to have a secret conversation instead of waiting for a natural opportunity to talk privately, we look way guiltier than otherwise.
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>>2141585
mfw class rep goes full tsundere spaghetti mode at MC and ends up fucking herself over more then we ever could
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>>2141712
The problem is, she's not gonna say anything- she's proven that all things considered, she's got self-esteem issues and doesn't really do well with personal conversation regarding her crush. She's fine when it's someone she's neutral or otherwise, but Eiji's presence basically causes her to lose all faith in her own words. I wouldn't be surprised if she either clammed up or otherwise dug herself into a deeper hole because she's too tsundere/self-loathing to bother correcting him- she'll just inwardly think 'of course this is how it would go, I'm so useless'.

Because that's been her whole issue. In anime it's called being a tsundere, but IRL it's called having a self-esteem issue.

Basically >>2141724
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>>2141724
I lost it. The humor and more importantly the post itself are on point. 10/10 sir. Nice meme.
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>>2141585
Cant help but wonder if this is the work of our shitty brother
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>>2141623
Kek, blasting it all out like that reminds me of BAE
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>>2141556
>>2141585
You know, this feels like "Exit the room, get eaten by a floor shark" kind of VN choice. And we can't reload a save.
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>>2141853
speaking of which BSG can we reload a save?
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>>2141623
>Throw her under the bus.
Seconding, also go and get ourselves a cane while the shitstorm calms down.
>>
Bad End
>Tiger Dojo when?
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We can easily play this off as us asking for advice for relationships and stuff and telling them how we've developed a friendship I don't know why you guys are acting like it's Game Over man
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>>2141879
This
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>>2141879
Yeah
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>>2141879
Do you really believe this after what just happened?
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Here's an idea:

>"Hey Eiji, Hey Hanazawa, Is school out already? did i miss anything important?"

Eiji is in one piece as far as i can tell, playing oblivious harem protag can save us here, if only for a moment, upon an future point we tell Hanazawa what happened, preferably alone, although, i'm not sure i see the issue, acting a doofus spaz who just got caught cheating doesn't really make sense, especially when Pres is likely to react first to all of this
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>>2141623
sounds pretty god
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>>2141517
THIS WE AINT NO SECOND BET!
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>>2141623
This, fucking retards fucking shit up need to go.
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>>2141585
WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING IN MY HOUSE
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>>2141168
Aight so hold up, I have a thought.

>“So they have no idea we have had interactions like this?”
>“As far as I know, no. Only Eiji seems to have paid attention.”

What if the MC knows on some level that we're messing with the plot, he's basically god here who knows to what he's actually aware of. The denseness could just be him consciously playing his part in his fantasy. So he shows up just as we really start messing his harem up with the girl we were developing a relationship with in order to sink or ass and drive us away.
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We really need to do some investigations as soon as we can, I don't want us to blindly trust our brother and then get suckered into something we could have avoided
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>>2142235
This, something in that fuckboi makes me think he is lying.
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>>2142282
Eiji's friend is also suspicious, he's our neighbor and when we were watching him it was tripping all sorts of warning bells
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Running in an hour and a half
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>>2142560
Can't wait to read how Eiji fucks both the class rep and Hanazawa.
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We'll look at that, I'm here in time. Okay, so just so we have the plan set before Showtime, we're going to try and act calm, then take Hana aside and spill everything?
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>>2142583
He can try, but we've been shadow running for the longest, we have a head start on both counts.
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>>2142599
Far as I know, that's the plan, yeah.
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>>2142599
I was thinking about encouraging class-rep on the way out, she better spill the beans or she's gonna be in trouble.
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>>2142601
I have a feeling this is gonna go badly, the thing about shadowruns is that you always get fucked even in contingencies.
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We either go sll out on the ecplaination and expose everything or explain everything to hanazawa and get her help
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>>2142633
I say we go all out before class rep can fuck off and we lose out chance
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>>2142635
Eh, why not, let's just go all-in.
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Nakamura Eiji and Hanzawa Mayumi stands at the entrance way of the living room.

They find you and Hikaru Ryou together in the living room.

You didn’t do anything.

Neither did she.

Yet both of you feel guilty. You are gritting your teeth. Hikaru is shaking.

So, you ask yourself...why?

Why do you even feel guilty at all?

When nothing happened?

Why does she shake? Why do you grit your teeth?

When nothing(?) happened?

The answer is obvious, isn’t it?

...

But now is not the time for answers.

Now is the time for action.

>cont’d
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>>2142644
“Um, did I catch you two in a bad time?”

Nakamura Eiji asks this while scratching the back of his head. Hanazawa says nothing. She looks at you, expression neutral. Does that make things better, or worse?

There’s only one thing you could do right now…

>>2141623

Sorry, Hikaru, you say to yourself. This wasn’t part of the plan. But this is for her own good too.

“Nakamura-san...please don’t be confused, nothing is happening...or has happened. It’s impossible. Because I’m going to come clean right now.

“Nakamura, the truth is, Hikaru-san…”

The class rep goes wide eyed. She recognizes what you’re going to do.

“Yamada-kun, no--!”

“The truth is that class rep li--”

“WAHAHA! I didn’t know that Ken-chan has so many friends! It’s great to have you all here!”

From the entrance hallway, your father appears, putting a hand on Nakamura and Hanazawa.

“My I didn’t know my son is such a famous guy, ohoho~...er, did I interrupt something?”
Your dad looks at the four of you, probably sensing the intense atmosphere.

“Um, not really, dad...so, as I was saying…”
“Hora! Ken-chan, you can’t expect to keep your friends just standing there and not serve anything! Where is your manners, boy?!”
“E-Er…”
“Come!” He grabs you by the shoulder and pulls you into the kitchen. “You guys just sit down for a moment while me and Ken-chan whip something up.”

You leave the trio behind in the living room, stunned.

What is your idiotic father thinking…?

>cont’d
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>>2142648
I want off this ride
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>>2142648
You sit down on the dining table, while your dad watches the tea brewing on the kettle.

“...Honestly, Ken-chan, what do you think you’re doing?”

This is the first time your dad has spoken since he dragged you here. You wait for him to continue.

“You have to be more sensitive to other’s feelings, Ken-chan.”
“What do you mean, dad?”
“I had a feeling you were to blurt out something you shouldn’t out of desperation. To be honest, I think you could do better than that.”

>Your dad is right
>Your dad is wrong
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>>2142652
>Your dad is wrong
Either she comes clean once and for all or they'll keep bumbling around with nothing happening.
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>>2142652
>wrong
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>>2142652
>>Your dad is right
Ask him for help.
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>>2142652
>>Your dad is right
Based anime dad
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>>2142652
>>Your dad is wrong
i'm getting off this wild ride one way or another and the universe cant stop me
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>>2142652
>Your dad is right
>explain the current situation to him
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>>2142652
>Your dad is right
We were backed into a corner what did he expect
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>>2142652
>Your dad is right
There has to be a more tactful way out of this.
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So what the fuck is the plan for the people who think dad's right? Keep playing into the anime-tropes and fuel the class-rep antics that will take her into a merry-go-round of cringy passive-agressive remarks trying to make Eiji get it?
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>>2142652
>Dad, you're probably right, but this whole situation has been getting ridiculous.
>Explain the whole thing.
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>>2142670
Get the class rep prepared mentally for confession and possible rejection
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>>2142671
This.
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>>2142673
I find more cruel feeding her hope with the idea that her knowing the likes and dislikes of Eiji takes her anywhere closer to winning him. Like we're postponing it out of being afraid of getting flack for it.
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>>2142652
>Your dad is wrong
Get the hell out of this routine. Dad conveniently coming back is a sign to keep pressing forward. We're damn near at the peak of the moutain, lets get to the top and see whats past it.
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>>2142671
I support this.
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>>2142681
We can do this.
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>>2142671
That sound nice
>>2142664 changing
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>>2142652
This >>2142671
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close vote. im counting 5:5? 5:6 in favor of right? doing 'right' and write in

Writing.
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>>2142689
There's 6 votes for explaining the situation to dad.
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>>2142652
>Your dad is right
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>>2142680
Less feeding her information more convincing her that her life won't be ruined by gettinf rejevted and that she doesn't have to become more like the other girls to win him over
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>>2142696
nvm, I'm retarded and missread
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>>2142652
“...Hm.”
...He’s right. You were this close to doing something you didn’t think through.

This universe you are in is one of Balance.
[Mob Characters] serve one specific purpose or even just something like filling the background. Alpha and Beta mobs.
[Side Characters] aid the [Main Character] in his purpose.

Balance. A universe made for one specific thing: the [Happiness] of the MC.

And you were -this- close to wrecking it.

“But, dad...it’s just that the whole situation is getting ridiculous.”

And you decide to tell him the whole story. Your favor to the class rep, and everything that has happened earlier before he showed up.

“So,” dad says frowning. “Since you couldn’t handle *their* situation anymore, you went and decided that it’s *your* job to say it for her?”
You stay silent.
“Honestly, Ken-chan...again, you have to be more understanding of girls. This types of things are a big thing for them, especially at your age. You need to be more delicate.”

You nod. You’re acting way too rash. Didn’t you decide, when you [Reawakened], to do things rationally?

“So, dad. What do you think I should do?”
“Hmm...well, if I have a lot of cooking, I just divide it into smaller tasks...so why don’t you make your scope smaller as well? Talk to them one at a time.”

Alright. So, who do you talk to first?

>Hikaru. You -cannot- leave her and Eiji alone with her current state.
>Hanazawa. She might be misunderstanding, better to clear it up ASAP.
>Nakamura. Explain the whole situation with ‘delicacy’
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Going to just rant a little bit.

I get her fear. I really do. She's very scared of rejection by this boy who buy All rights treats her like a decent human being, whereas everyone else is usually putting her on a pedestal. I understand that she appreciates and wants that freshness of interaction. But the way things are looking, there are only four major outcomes in the cards for her.

Option one, she comes clean and tells him flat out she likes him and request a date, and he rejects her. It's going to hurt like a mother for a long time no doubt, but she still in high school. There's no way that he's the only person who will ever treat her like a normal human being, and I have no doubt that she'll be able to find someone else in due time. She's too nice and too caring.

Option 2, she gets up and tells him, and he accepts her offer of going out. Well, everything's roses. Even if her friends dislike her for it, they're not really friends if they can't be supportive of two of their own friends going out and finding love. That's something that she has to know going into this at work go.

Option 3, she stays on this Merry-Go-Round, it never ends, and she whines up stalling for so long that one of her other friends beats her to the punch. Well, she just lost out really hard because she couldn't muster up the courage to say anything. All that effort was wasted, and no she's gotten so dug into him that it's going to be a lot rougher emotionally on her to distance herself. And with her low self-esteem, that is a dangerous proposition in and of itself.

Option for, she puts on the mask successfully, he expresses interest, and they become a thing. Congratulations, except the fact that now she's got to wear that mask every single day there a thing. She's putting on a never-ending play where she has to dance to the beat that she thinks he likes, and should she ever stray from that, then her whole thing comes Crashing Down. At least, quite potentially. And that would be an even worse result than option 3.

Basically there are only two results to this that are at any level emotionally healthy for her. And they both involve her putting on her big girl panties and telling him how she feels directly.

The rest just doesn't make any sense.
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>>2142709
>Hanazawa. She might be misunderstanding, better to clear it up ASAP.
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>>2142709
>Hanazawa
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>>2142709
>Hikaru. You -cannot- leave her and Eiji alone with her current state.
Hanazawa may misunderstand it but we fucked Hikaru over we owe her an apology
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>>2142709
>Hanazawa
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>>2142709
>Hanazawa. She might be misunderstanding, better to clear it up ASAP.
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Cowed into submission to play the part the universe gave us.
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>>2142709
>Hanazawa. She might be misunderstanding, better to clear it up ASAP.
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>>2142709
>>Hanazawa. She might be misunderstanding, better to clear it up ASAP.
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>>2142714
The thing is that it's Hikaru who should make the decision to confess, instead of encouraging her and helping her build up the confidence to do so we forced her into this situation and that's a dick move
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>>2142709
>Hanazawa
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>>2142709
>Hanazawa. She might be misunderstanding, better to clear it up ASAP.
The MC is MC for a reason, he'll fix shit up on his own as is the course. Or Hikaru does it then makes it awkward for both of them until he breaks it. Not our fight.
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>>2142700
I think liking Eiji is hardcoded into her being by the rules of this universe so she might not have enough freedom to let it go in case of rejection.
We might need to investigate more of this universe after this.

>>2142709
>>Hanazawa. She might be misunderstanding, better to clear it up ASAP.
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>Hanazawa
Writing.
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>>2142736
Route-locking is a thing in anime so I guess rejections and accepting them are a thing too otherwise the end in most slice of life animays would get messy.
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>>2142709
>Hanazawa. She might be misunderstanding, better to clear it up ASAP.

At this point, we need an ally. She's our best bet.
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>>2142709
“Dad, could you make some alone time between us and Hanazawa?”

He grins and nods.
Your dad walks back to the living room. You hear his big voice through the doorway.

“So, who of you guys is Hanazawa?”

“That’s me, sir.”

“Ooh, excellent! Sorry to be a bother, but could you help me and Ken-chan with the tea? He’s still hurt and all, so…”

You hear the rustling of socks as they get closer to the kitchen.

“Could you just help out Ken-chan for a bit? I just need to grab something from the, er, the garage! Thanks for your help!”

Hanazawa nods, and your dad dashes out of the scene.

She walks into the kitchen, looks around the room, looks at you, and bows down.

“Good afternoon, Yamada-kun.”

>Good afternoon
>Clear up the misunderstanding
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>>2142746
>Explain ALL OF THE THINGS
It's time.
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>>2142746
>Clear up the misunderstanding
Hanazawa, you're my friend and I care about you and you deserve the truth
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>>2142746
>It's Ken. And I need your help. Big time.
>Clear everything up.
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>>2142746
>Good afternoon
>Clear up the misunderstanding
I'll tell eiji that class rep wanted cooking lessons but is really embarssed by it and you make sure she's on the same page as me, please?
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>>2142752
Supporting
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>>2142751
This and ask for her assistance, because we almost did something really fucking dumb!>>2142756
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>>2142746
>It's Ken. And I need your help. Big time.
>Clear everything up.
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>>2142746
>Good afternoon
>Clear up the misunderstanding
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>>2142746

>Good afternoon

why y'all are panicking? Take a chill pill and keep your head on the game
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>>2142764
What's the game? Hanazawa deserves to know what's going on
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>>2142764
She's acting extremely informal around us, which means that she's trying not to overreact, but her head's saying something completely different. We need to fix that ASAP.
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>Clear up the misunderstanding/everything
Writing.
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>>2142746
>Good afternoon
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>>2142768
Formal, not informal.
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>>2142768
You mean formal, she did the bow and everything.
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>>2142746
>Clear up the misunderstanding
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>>2142778
Yeah. That's why I included the bit about calling us by our given name.
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>>2142788
You just said she acted informal though.
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>>2142792
It was a typo I think
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>>2142792
I corrected myself here.>>2142774
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>>2142746
“Hanazawa, first of all there’s something I need to clear up…”

She grabs the chair beside you and sits facing you, both hands on her lap.

“Regarding the thing from earlier…”
“What about it?”
“I think you caught me and the class rep in a weird time, and I just want to clear things up and tell you the truth.”
“The truth?” She tilts her head, confused. “I just thought you and the class rep were chatting in the couch. Did something else happen?”

...Huh?

“But she was wearing an apron and stuff…”
“I assumed that she was helping your dad clean the house?”
“And the TV was on mute...and we were staring at each other…”
“That’s because you were chatting and the television is loud, right?”
“But--”

Hanazawa once again reaches out her hand and smooths out the bangs of your hair.
“I think...I’ve come to accept that Yamada-kun just gets along with the class rep really well. Either that or he's a playboy," she giggles.

You feel comforted with Hanazawa’s touch. You sigh. You didn’t realize how heavy it was weighing in your mind all this time.

“Thanks for believing in me, Hanazawa.”
She smiles. “That’s what friends are for.”

>Now, onto the situation at hand…
>...just friends?
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>>2142799
>Now, onto the situation at hand…
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>>2142799
>>...just friends?
Stop doing this to me, qm.
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>>2142799
>Now, onto the situation at hand…
Focus reality warping/ending on the line
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>>2142806
damn it it hurts :(
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>>2142799
>Now, onto the situation at hand…
I fucked up and really screwed Hikaru over
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>>2142799
Love you too Hanazawa...
>Now, onto the situation at hand…
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>>2142799
>Now, onto the situation at hand.
Why be insecure about just being friends, isn't that how we wanted to take things? One step at a time until we learned enough about each other to come to a decision?

Anyway, now the real question is, should we ask Hikaru if it's alright to bring Hanazawa into the circle first, or is it alright asking for her help on our own?
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>>2142799
>Now, onto the situation at hand…
"...just friends?" is sooo tempting.
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>>2142799
>Now, onto the situation at hand…
Asking her about if we just got friend zoned should come later
We need a plan on how we approach this and we need a helper
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>>2142799
>>2142813
Seconding
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>>2142799
>Now, onto the situation at hand
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>>2142799
>>Now, onto the situation at hand…

>>2142815
I know that feeling.
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>>2142814
Hikaru is already on edge, I wouldn't spill her secret until she's fine with it even if it's just to Hanazawa
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>>2142799
Mutter it in a low murmur
>.... just friends?
Then correct yourself with a cough
>now, onto the situation on hand
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>>2142799
>...just friends?

My heart...
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>>2142799
You explain the entire situation to Hanazawa. She takes all the information in, her expression grim.

“...Class rep…” she mutters to herself. It seems she understands the gravitas of this entire thing too.

“Yamada-kun, we shouldn’t be leaving them alone then…!”
That’s right. You need to come up with a solution and fast.
Hikaru’s a ticking time bomb, and Nakamura’s dense as ever. That’s a recipe for disaster.

“I have an idea. You talk with Hikaru-san and clear things up, while I talk with Nakamura-san.”

>Good idea. Let’s go with your plan.
>No, let me talk with Nakamura. Please handle the class rep for now.
>...You and Nakamura have been kinda close recently.
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That's not a permanent indication of just friends. That's the state of things now. If we would ask that, we would be implying that we want a deeper relationship with her, which we explicitly said that we didn't want at this moment. Keywords being at this moment.
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>>2142832
>Tease
>...You and Nakamura have been kinda close recently.
but
>Good idea. Let’s go with your plan.
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>>2142832
>No, let me talk with Nakamura. Please handle the class rep for now.
It'll look weird if we take her to the side
We need to come up with and explain to eiji ourselves
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>>2142832
Is Hanazawa being haremed?
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>>2142832
>Good idea. Let's go with your plan. Anything I should know about him before we go, though? New developments or anything like that?

>
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>>2142842

We mustn't let it come to that. We must be prepared to go FULL YANDERE.
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>>2142843
Ignore the second arrow. It's another typo.
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>>2142842
Actually wouldn't Hikaru liking Eiji set her off then?
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>>2142843
This.
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>>2142832
>Good idea. Let's go with your plan.
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>>2142832
>No, let me talk with Nakamura. Please handle the class rep for now.
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>>2142843
Supporting.
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>>2142843
this
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>>2142832
>No, let me talk with Nakamura. Please handle the class rep for now.

>Write in
By the way, hanazawa-san, did something happen today in class? did you hear people talking about me or the class rep?
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>>2142843
This.
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>Go with her plan + Write in
Writing
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>>2142832
>No, let me talk with Nakamura. Please handle the class rep for now.

"Hey, Nakamura-san, what do you think of the clubs at our school? My mom's been pressuring me into joining one, but I haven't had much time to look yet."

I dunno, just something unrelated to kind of shift the tone and get a feel for things before we move onto the meat of the issue, which is... I don't even know. Maybe say Hikaru is pressuring us to join a club too/instead? Give a good cover for why she wanted to come over, or if they're still thinking about what we almost said, we'll just have to spill the cooking thing as the big secret.
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>>2142832
>Good idea. Let's go with your plan. Anything I should know about him before we go, though? New developments or anything like that?
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>>2142832
“Alright, let’s go with your plan.”

Her plan makes sense. After all, you’re closer with Hikaru.
And she’s...closer with Nakamura?

“Hey, Hanazawa.”
“Yes?”
“Just curious...but is there anything about you and him I should know about? Like any new development or something?”
She ponders for a bit, finger to her chin, before…

“Hmm...Nothing I -have- to tell you, right?”

And with that, she stands up from the table and heads over to the living room.

“...Nakamura-kun, tea’s ready in the kitchen.”

...What the hell…?

>cont’d
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>>2142889

That was not the intention of my write in, for the record. The idea was simply to see if anything new happened at school in regards to him are any new gossip that we might have been able to use when talking to her.
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>>2142889
You walk to the hallway, following in Hanazawa’s footsteps. You meet with her again, Nakamura in tow, heading to the kitchen. Behind them is a class rep looking unwell.

You let Hanazawa and Nakamura pass you by. But you block Hikaru’s path. As they disappear into the kitchen…

She slaps you in the face.

It stings.

>I deserve that, Hikaru
>Why did you do that, Hikaru?
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>>2142896
>I deserve that, Hikaru
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>>2142896
>Well alright then.
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>>2142896
>>I deserve that, Hikaru
Yeah, we almost fucked up everything we had agreed to do.
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>>2142896
>>I deserve that, Hikaru
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>>2142896
>>I deserve that, Class Rep.
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>>2142896
>I may deserve that but fuck you anyways.
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>>2142896
>okay, yeah fair.
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>>2142896
>I deserve that, Class rep
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>>2142896
>I deserve that, class rep
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>>2142896
>I deserve that, Hikaru
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>deserved that
Writing.
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>>2142896
>alright then, now that we're both done being irrational, lets talk
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>>2142889
>I deserve that, Class Rep.

Also:
>“Hmm...Nothing I -have- to tell you, right?"

Man why does that make me so uncomfortable. I'm totally fine being friends with her but the thought of her liking Nakamura makes my stomach tie itself into a knot.
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I just caught up and all i want to say to all of you is


Please don't go into a relationship if this is how you will act.
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>>2142896

>I deserve that, Hikaru
But fuck me Hikaru-san, you don't hit a injured man
And... i'm very sorry
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>>2142896
“...I deserved that.”

She looks up at you. You try to look as solemn and remorseful as you can.
Easy enough when you are already.

Her eyes glaze over. She looks really fragile right now. Obviously. After you put her in that kind of position…

“I’m sorry, Hikaru.”

She bows her head.
And leans her forehead on your chest.

“...Hey, Yamada.”
“Yes?”
“Are you my enemy after all?”

>I’m your ally
>I’m an ally of justice
>I’m your enemy
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>>2142926
>No, I'm just very dumb and confused and bad at social situations.
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>>2142926
I've just... seen this play out before. Whatever that makes me, I just want you to be happy.
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>>2142926
inb4
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>>2142926
>Nah, I'm just really shit at being people.
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>>2142930
>>2142931
These
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>>2142931
This.
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>>2142926
No, i'm not your enemy, i'm the guy who said to you that is going to protect you AND help you.
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>>2142930
>>2142931
I endorse these.
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>>2142926

>>2142930
>>2142931
These.
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>>2142926
>I’m your ally
"I panicked"
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>>2142931
I like this
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>>2142931
This
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>>2142926
>I'm your ally
Though with friends like these, who needs enemies, am I right?
>>2142930
>>2142931
Something like this, we're really not cut out for all this subterfuge and the tension of potential misunderstandings is waaay too much for us.
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>>2142926
> I'm trying to do what I think is best for you, as a friend. Or at least, someone who wants to be a friend. I got caught up in everything, and I'm sorry for it. But, I just don't want to see you hurting like this. I guess I felt like the best thing to do to stop that would be to try and force a confrontation. Suppose that was condescending of me. But I'm sorry, I just don't really see a great ending to all this without you being honest. I'm rooting for you, but I just feel like you might be making some wrong place. But I suppose that's not my place to say...

I just want you to be happy, Hikaru. Eiji or no.
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>>2142930
>>2142931
Writing.
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This is what I get for trying to participate at work.
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>that feel when people consistently like your write-ins

Aww shucks guys.
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>>2142953
I know that feel man, my last two votes were just a bit too late as well. Hang in there, and I hope you still enjoy the quest!
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>>2142926
“...I’m sorry if I made you think that. It’s just that...I’m dumb, and rash, and an idiot. I’ve never experienced what you’re feeling right now, so I ended up being careless.

“The thing is...I’ve...seen how all of this played before. And now that I’m given the opportunity to affect it, I decided to seize it without thinking…

“But believe me, Hikaru. Everything that I’ve done, and will do from now on...all of them are for one thing. To see you happy. That’s the only thing I want for you, and god knows that.”

You feel her shake against your chest. You pat her head. But what you thought was sobbing, was actually giggling from the class rep.

“What the hell is that, Yamada...you sound really cool right now…”
You laugh along with her while stroking her hair. It’s smooth.

She removes herself from you. You bring your hand away as well.
“But...if what you say is true...then I don’t understand. Why would you go to such lengths, Yamada?”

The first thought was because it’s for the accomplishment of the mission.
But no.
It’s beyond that now.

“It’s because I’m Hikaru’s protector.”

She beams at you. At last, it seems the doubt has cleared. You’ve gained her trust and forgiveness.

“...Ryou.”
“Hm?”
“Call me Ryou, Ken-kun.”

She brings up her pinkie.
“And swear to me that everything you’ve said is true.”

You smile, and tie your finger around hers.

“This is all for Ryou’s happiness.”

She giggles, and wipes away a tear from her eye.

“Thank goodness...thank you, Ken…”

You smile.
But it’s melancholic.

You catch yourself muttering.
“...Lucky guy.”

>Cont’d
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Also, I have to say that I feel like big brother's statements are in fact a bit sketchy. Simply because he immediately lambaste us over not treating the girls like actual human beings, only to immediately turn around and say that the entire world is for the MC's happiness. If the girls are actually 'real' girls and have a sense of self and self-determination, then they shouldn't absolutely have to be in love with this guy, and it doesn't make sense that his happiness would be dependent on all of the girls behaving like this.

... maybe we should become solid friends with him, and see if we can't direct him to simply ask one character out at a time. We pull a The Bachelor on him.
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>>2142982
So is our attraction to her mandated? That's unfortunate. We're going to have to play very rigid in order to not cause that to progress much further until such a time comes where she's open.
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>>2142997
I think we need to take the weekend to directly test what our brother has said to see if he way lying in anyway. Also in my opinion if the world ending means everyone dies than I don't think Eiji should achieve happiness
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>>2143005
Honestly, me neither. But we've passed that fork in the road already, and we're locked on this path, as far as I can tell.
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>>2142997
Honestly I don't trust our 'Brother' at all and suspect him being the reason these situations keep happening.
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>>2143007
I don't think we're locked in, especially if it turns out our brother was lying in which case it makes no sense for us to be unable to change our decision. I also like the idea of supplanting Eiji as the MC and then intentionally denying ourselves happiness for the good of the world
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>>2142954
jUST ANOTHER HERO
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>>2142982
>2142982
You head to the kitchen together with Ryou.

“And then it was like…”
“Oooh, is that so?...”

And arrive to the sight of Nakamura Eiji and Hanazawa having a happy chat.
Your abdomen is kind of hurting again.

“Yo.” It was Ryou who broke the conversation they had going on.
“Oh, Ryou! That was a pretty long conversation you had with Yamada-san, huh?”
He stands up and approaches her.

“...Hey," Nakamura Eiji's face turns serious. "Ryou are you alright now?"
“Eh? What do you mean?”
“Well, awhile ago, when we were alone together, you were so quiet and all, I got worried...But you look fine now. I’m glad.”

“N-N-N-N-No-one asked for your concern, idiot!” And with that, Eiji receives a fist to the jaw.

“Guoh!”
“And it was all just a misunderstanding, Eiji, you idiot!”
“I-I got it, Ryou…”
“Also, what’s with you entering homes without knocking anyways?! That’s why misunderstandings like this keeps happening!”
“Wait, class rep, don’t uwaaAAAAAAH--!”

Well, it looks like they’re returning back to their normal roles.

Hanazawa, though…
She’s sipping on her tea, not looking at your direction. No, she’s deliberately ignoring you.

>...Are you avoiding me?
>You seem to get along with Nakamura well.
>Write in
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>>2142982
Gosh dang it I don't want us to fall for the class rep!

I'm team Hanazawa all the way.
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>>2143016
Also Eiji's side character friend is supper suspicious, both times he's been mentioned we've had warning signals go off without knowing why
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>>2143024
>Grab ourselves some tea as well, seems like its good.
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>>2143024
>...Are you avoiding me?
Maybe we should try another meta poke to see if our brother was lying
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>>2143025
I see you are a man of taste as well.
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>>2143024
>Grab some tea, sit next to Hanazawa, see how things play out.
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>>2143024
>Why DID you guys come in without knocking? Any why are you here, anyways?
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>>2143024
>>2143024
>Sit in front of or next to Hanazawa, ask where she wants to go after we come back to school.
>Check if the bitch that left us with bruised ribs is bothering her.
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>>2143024
>Grab ourselves some tea as well, seems like its good.
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>>2143041
This
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>>2143040
>>2143024

...wait actually. About this. I want to know this.
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>Grab some tea and chat
Writing.
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>>2143024
>...Are you avoiding me?
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>>2143041
Oh dang. DEFINITELY ask if the deliquent girl is bothering her or not.

>>2143037
I don't want to rush the route, but I've enjoyed her character so far. More than any of the others at least.
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>>2143024
This >>2143040

I feel like Hanazawa wants to make us feel jealous.
I actually hope it's that and not MC adding her to his harem now that he has noticed her.
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>>2143024
>make her happy with our mouth
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>>2143052
She might be pissed at us for how we handle things considering they have history with eachother
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>>2143024
>drink some tea with her
Hanazawa is obviously trying to make us jealous
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>>2143054
Fucking hell Anon i really hope not. Hanazawa is our waifu, not his
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>>2143054
We're going to need to investigate that. Give it a couple of days, and see if she keeps it up. If so, then we take our own advice and ask her point-blank.
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>>2143054
She knows Hikaru likes Eiji though and that we're actively trying to hook them up with each other so it would be weird for her to be jealous.
Also reminder that when Eiji achieves happiness Hanazawa is going to be erased from existence a long with everyone else
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>>2143024
You grab a cup of tea and sit down beside Hanazawa. You ignore the comedy duo behind you and take a sip.

“It seems you’ve done a good job, Yamada-kun.”
She says this while still not facing you.
“Thanks, but, er, is there a problem, Hanazawa-san?”
“Nothing in particular.”
“Then face me properly already…”

You continue sipping your tea. For some reason, your dad has joined in and made it a comedy trio.

“Yamada-kun.”
“Yeah?”

“I hate you.”

>Where did that come from?
>Is that so…
>Please forgive me, whatever I did
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>>2143074
>>Where did that come from?
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>>2143074
>Where did that come from?
>Is that so…


I hate myself too sometimes
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>>2143074
"Yeah, I hate me too. Wanna form a club?"
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>>2143074
>>Where did that come from?
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>>2143074
>Where did that come from?
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>>2143074
>Where did that come from?
>Please forgive me, whatever I did
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>>2143074
>Is that so…
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>>2143074
>Where did that come from?
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>>2143074
>>Is that so…
"Well I don't hate you. In fact, I rather like you, as a friend, and a person.
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>>2143070
Ya but him achieving happiness is kind of a vague thing.
Like does he need permanent nonstop happiness? Or is it the second he feels happy we all just blink out of existance? Cause the former is impossible and the latter you could argueably cause just by buying him a gift.
I think Lil devil bro is holdin out too much info on us. Either that or he actually doesnt know for sure either.
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>>2143074
>Write in
Well, that sucks, because i think i like you
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>Where did that come from?
Writing.
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>>2143074
>Where did that come from?
>Is that so…
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>>2143074
At this rate we should make a club out of the people who hate us.
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We all know where it comes from, for the record. We just her to say it. What I just said earlier, I don't think we would be opposed to at least some trial dating, huh? Again, dating isn't a lifelong thing.
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Show of hands, how many of you anons hate yourselves?
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>>2143098
You know it.
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>>2143098
We've been fucking up for a while, I just hope we can get back on track, I also think we've been too distracted by waifus to think straight and properly shadowrun
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>>2143098
Who doesn't?
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>>2143106
Its almost like some monkeys with keyboards are fucking up on purpose.
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>>2143098
I'm actually pretty okay with myself, honestly.
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>>2143074
“...Er, Hanazawa, where did that come from…”
“I thought you were sick, so I came over to check in with Nakamura-kun. Why didn’t you tell me that you were beaten up, Yamada-kun?!”

“OK, first of all, I wasn’t beaten up. It was a fair fi--”
“I don’t care!” Now she’s puffing up her cheeks in anger. It’s kinda cute.

But it makes sense. Your mother probably flubbed the details of your absence today when calling the school. The only ones who should be aware is your parents and Nakahara, and Ryou who is already vigilant about her.

“Who told you about my injury then?”
“...Nakamura-kun.”

>At least Nakahara isn’t bothering you anymore, right?
>Why did Eiji come to visit you, and with Hanazawa?
>Why are the two of them so close anyway?
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>>2143113
>At least Nakahara isn’t bothering you anymore, right?
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>>2143113
>Why did Eiji come to visit you, and with Hanazawa?
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>>2143113
>At least Nakahara isn’t bothering you anymore, right?
>Why did Eiji come to visit you, and with Hanazawa?
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>>2143113
>At least Nakahara isn’t bothering you anymore, right?
>Why did Eiji come to visit you, and with Hanazawa?
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>>2143113
>At least Nakahara isn’t bothering you anymore, right?
>Why did Eiji come to visit you, and with Hanazawa?
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>>2143113
>>At least Nakahara isn’t bothering you anymore, right?
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>>2143113
Wait, how did Nakamura figure out about our injury anyway?
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>>2143109
I think it's just general 4chan autism keeping people from reading social situations. it was obvious that we were leading Hikaru on in the last thread but no one understood and in this thread people decided to tell Eiji about class rep's crush when that was an obvious dick move (although it wasn't a real vote)
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>>2143113
>>At least Nakahara isn’t bothering you anymore, right?
Second one is a little obvious, Nakamura considers us his friend,and Hanazawa had beef with Nakahara already.
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>At least Nakahara isn’t bothering you anymore, right?
>Why did Eiji come to visit you, and with Hanazawa?
Writing.
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>>2143135
I don't know about the other anons but even if my vote didnt count , i knew it was leading her on cause i wanted her instead
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>>2143135
I personally was trying to avoid leading anyone on, and ask for coming flat out and saying, I acknowledge that that was a dick move, but I felt it would have been a necessary sacrifice at the time. I still firmly think she should just nut up and say something. But I suppose it's her time to waste.
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>>2143147
I mean that's fine as well but I think that if we're going to waifu Hikaru than we need to be smart about it instead of setting up drama. I think if we want Hikaru the best plan is to figure out what effects Eiji's mc powers have on her and then try to negate them if possible while also making it as clear to Hanazawa as possible that we're just friends
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>>2143113
“Well, at least Nakahara isn’t bothering you anymore, right?”
“That’s because class rep got her and herself suspended.”
“...My point still stands, then?”
“So does mine. I hate you, Yamada.”
“Geh.”

She’s really mad. But you’re still curious about one thing.
“Hanazawa...er, could I just ask one last thing then?”
“...”
“Why did Nakamura come and visit me too?”
“...He heard about the injury from class rep. He was going to bring you today’s homework. We met your dad along the way, and he let us in.”
“Is that so...then, er, why were you with him?”
“Who knows? I don’t have to answer that. You did say ‘one last thing’ right?”

She’s still fuming...sorry, Hanazawa…

>cont’d
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>>2143152
If we want to set Hanaza up with Eiji ( Imo a bad idea unless our brother is lying since Eiji's happiness isn't worth wiping hundreds of people from existence) We should build her up until she can confess on her own instead of making that decision for her
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(I'm >>2143152 and all those, for the record.)

I still think we should legit look into the rest of Eiji's harem, and see just what's going on there.
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>>2143164
You do mean [i]Hikaru[/i] with Eiji, right?

Hanazawa will always be ours.
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>>2143164
Its a dumb idea anyways
She isn't intreasted in him
im not sure why you guys think that even after she found out about the crush
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>>2143177
>>2143180
I meant Hikaru
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>>2143161
The sun outside is going down fast, and before you know it, nighttime has arrived. Your dad offers your friends dinner, but they declined his offer to get home sooner.

Nakamura Eiji is walking class rep back home, since he knows where she lives. Despite her expression being neutral, you notice that Ryou’s feet are never wholly touching the ground.

“Get well soon, Yamada-san,” he says, while shaking your hand. “And, also…”

He leans in closer and whispers. “Thanks for comforting Ryou. She really looked upset earlier. I think it must be because of her getting suspended and all...I mean, it’s not a new thing, but it could still be upsetting, you know?”

“...Get a clue, man.”
“Hm? Did you say something, Yamada-san?”
“Not at all,” you give your broadest grin. “Have a safe trip, guys!”

They both bow.
“Then, Yamada-san…”
“Ken-kun.”

You nod, and watch them as they both head off. Under the lights of the streetlamp, you could see class rep happily chatting together with Nakamura Eiji. Like a scene ripped straight off an anime.

“Ken-kun.”

Your heart skips a beat. It’s the same words, yet the effect is so different. It’s a different kind of spine tingling than when the class rep says it.
You look beside you, and only notice now that Hanazawa has sidled up beside you.

“Amazing...you’re on first name basis with the class rep now, Yamada-san…”

>I could tell her to call you by your first name too.
>We could be in first name basis too, if you want.
>Write in.
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>>2143201
>We could be in first name basis too, if you want.
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>>2143201
>We could be in first name basis too, if you want.
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You guys know the QM is trying to playing the roll of the anime's author and trying to force everything to be doki doki anime sunshine right?
While avoiding all major issues until its too late for us to do anything.
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>>2143201
>We could be in first name basis too, if you want.
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>>2143201
>We could be in first name basis too, if you want.
If you're going to get jelly then i can call you by your first name too
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>>2143201
>>I could tell her to call you by your first name too.
>>We could be in first name basis too, if you want.
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>>2143201
>I don't have feelings for her
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>>2143201
>>We could be in first name basis too, if you want.
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>>2143201
>>We could be in first name basis too, if you want.
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>>2143201
>We could be in first name basis too, if you want.
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>>2143201
>We could be in first name basis too, if you want.
>You sound cute calling me Yamada-Kun though
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>We could be in first name basis too, if you want.
Writing.
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>>2143208
The more we waifu war the worse it gets to, we need to pick a waifu and stick to her or figure out a way to keep things platonic until we can decide on a waifu so we don't form our own harem
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>>2143201
“We could be in first name basis too, if you want.”

She looks up at you. “I’ll think about it.”
“Is it really something to think ab--”
“Shh. I said I’m thinking about it.”
“...Wait, you’re thinking about it now…?”

You walk Hanazawa home. She says she’ll be fine by the school hill, so you accompany her there. But all the while…
“...”
“Oi, Hanazawa…”
“...”

It was a boring walk in the end.
You arrive to the bottom of the school hill relatively quickly.

“So, er, take care Hanazawa, I gue--”
“I’ve decided.”
“Eh? So? What is i--”

Your words are cut off. She steps near you and stands on her tip toes and whispers in your ear.

“Eh?”
But before you could even finish your exclamation, Hanazawa has already run off. You tell yourself you didn’t hear her correctly. But her words resound in your ears.

“Then, date me exclusively first, Ken-kun--”

>cont’d
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>>2143256
So are we the real MC?
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>>2143256
OH SHIT
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>>2143256
You arrive home to the sight of your mother in the front door.

“Ah, mom, I’m back.”
“Welcome home. Follow me for a second.”

She steps away from the door and heads into the garage. Not exactly given a choice, you follow her.

You thought she disappeared for a second, but then find that she’s inside the car. Does that mean she want you to step in too?

You ride in the passenger seat. But your mother doesn’t start the car. Instead, she pulls out something from inside her coat.

A pack of cigarettes.

>Mom, that’s bad for you.
>Why are you smoking inside the car, mom?
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>>2143265
>Why are you smoking inside the car, mom?
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>>2143265
>Why are you smoking inside the car, mom?
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>>2143265
>>Why are you smoking inside the car, mom?
>You know that's bad for you, right?
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>>2143265
>Why are you smoking inside the car, mom?
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>>2143265
>Why are you smoking inside the car, mom?
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>>2143265
>>Mom, that’s bad for you.
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>Why are you smoking inside the car, mom?
Writing
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>>2143256
Fucking hell that was cute, Hanazawa best girl
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>>2143265
>Hand me one of those
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>>2143284
We're definitely dating her first.
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>>2143265
“Why are you smoking inside the car, mom?”
“‘Cause your dad will start mouthing me off again when he sees me.”
“He’ll be able to smell it on the seats, you know…”
“Well, that’s why I’m rolling down the windows.”
“...Mom…”

You had no idea your mother smoked. You don’t know how to feel about this.

Your mother takes a drag of her cigarette and puffs it out of the car.

“Ken,” she finally speaks. “I don’t want your friends visiting you in the house again.”

>...Why?
>That’s absurd, mom. I refuse.
>Alright, whatever you say.
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>>2143290
>...Why?
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>>2143290
>...Why?
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>>2143290
>...Why?
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>>2143290
>Am I not allowed to have friends or... are you really a government super spy?
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>>2143290
>Why? It wasn't that messed up.
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>>2143290
>>That’s absurd, mom. I refuse.
That's bullshit.
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>>2143290
>>...Why?
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>>2143290
>...Why?
Come on mom, don't be a shit
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>>2143290
“...Why?”
“Because I don’t like them.” She says, with no room for argument. “Anyway, it’s absurd for a boy to be alone in a house with a girl at your age. For that alone, I forbid you from bringing them over again.”

She takes another drag, before staring at you with cold eyes.

“I’d forbid you from meeting them too, if I could.”

>This is ridiculous. I refuse.
>I don’t understand. Did they do something wrong?
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>>2143305
>>This is ridiculous. I refuse. Not that it matters, you're never home
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>>2143290
What the hell's going on? I have a feeling she was the winning girl in our dads old Harem and all this shit's bringing up bad memories. Maybe we could ask her advice on how to deal with all this?
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>>2143305
>I don’t understand. Did they do something wrong?
Are you not a fan of Eiji in particular?
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>>2143305
>This is ridiculous. I refuse.
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>>2143305
>I don’t understand. Did they do something wrong?
>This is ridiculous. I refuse.
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>>2143311
There shouldn't be any old harems if our brother is telling the truth, the world revolves around Eiji
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>>2143305
>>I don’t understand. Did they do something wrong?

Reminder we also need to get a job too.
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>>2143305
>I don’t understand. Did they do something wrong?
Plot twist; mom knows what will happen if the MC get [Happiness]
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>>2143305
>>This is ridiculous. I refuse.
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>>2143305
>...So, what'd they remind you of?
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>>2143322
The intention behind this, for the record, is presuming she has a reason for this that is reminiscent of her own history, and we're bluffing/impliying that we have more of a clue than we do to get her to spill the beans.
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>>2143305
>>This is ridiculous. I refuse. Not that you're ever home.
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>>2143305
Am I correct to understand my brother might of had a hand in this?
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>>2143305
>I don’t understand. Did they do something wrong?
>This is ridiculous. I refuse.

>>2143316
Shit's still weird. I find it strange that our internal monologue's saying we're in love with the Class rep. We need to talk to our little brother because I think the universe is actively trying to fuck with us either to create conflict or get a rival out of the way.
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>>2143330
Shit's definitely weird I wouldn't trust our brother though. We need to investigate on our own
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>>2143330
Shit's absolutely weird.
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>>2143290
“This is ridiculous. I refuse.”

“You don’t understand what you’re getting into, Ken. This is for your own good too.”

“Then explain it to me, mom. Rather than forbid me and being all vague about it. Why can’t I meet them anymore? They’re my friends you know.”

She flicks the cigarette out the window and rolls it back up.

“Go to your room. This conversation is over.”

Bewildered, you exit the car, and slam the door shut. But before you could,

“[--- ---].”

Your mother mutters something. You stomp back into the house.

But you’re no longer mad. You’re confused.

You think you caught the words your mom was saying.

”[BAD END].”

>cont’d
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>>2143335
And suddenly it turns out our brother was lying, Should we let our mom know we're awakened?
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>>2143332
I think we also should try to find more write ins. Part of me feels like the QM is trying to tell us that by taking choices given to us we're just following what the universe wants. Like in the end, even though we SHOULD be self aware and genre savvy we keep falling into cliches and pit falls we should have seen coming MILES aways
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Oh fuck, we've started our own Yandere route.
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>>2143335
Does she mean that if we romance hanzawa and help class rep we'll fall into a [BAD END]?
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>>2143335
Next day. Your all patched up to return to school, but you’re still not physically ready for jogging. Instead, you take your breakfast early and meet with Murakami in your uniform, before heading to school.

The walk back to school is nothing out of the usual. You are a little earlier than normal, skipping your jog and shower and all, but still, a sizable amount of the student body is present.

“Psst. Ken-kun.”

You meet a surprising figure on the way to school.

“Ryou.”
“Hi. Want a meat bun?”

She’s wearing her casual clothes and holding a plastic bag from a local conbini.
“No thanks, I had breakfast. What are you doing here?”
“Just wishing you luck on your mission.”

That’s right. With Ryou suspended, she has tasked you to get closer to Nakamura Eiji in this span of time.

>Any tips?
>[BAD END]?
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>>2143355
>[BAD END]?
We need answers
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>>2143355
>[BAD END]?
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>>2143355
>Any tips?

Gotta stay wary, but not too much so. I think not interacting with everyone will also cause a [BAD END]. Need to hit that sweet spot.
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>>2143355
>[BAD END]?
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>>2143355
>>[BAD END]?
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>>2143355
>[BAD END]?
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>>2143352
The harem end is possibly the bad end, that or Eiji achieving happiness
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>>2143355
I'm a bit concerned with voting for [BAD END], as I'm worried that'll come off to the QM as 'Engage in an action that will start a Bad End' rather then 'Let's investigate what a [BAD END] might be and how to avoid it.'

Hence, I'll just say

>Try to hang around Eiji and his harem quietly for a bit.
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>some assume the mc is Eiji
>others assume we are the mc

Guys, what if Ryou is the mc?
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>>2143355

So I want to get closer to Hanazawa. Wanna see if I can get you and Nakamura to come and hang out together. After a while, I pair off with her and you two leave together.
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>>2143343

I still say we try to help the girls find [HAPPINESS] in ways that don't involve the MC or his dick.

Even if that means playing matchmaker within the harem

Hikaru x Hanazawa, anyone?

>>2143355
>[BAD END]?
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>>2143355
The [BAD END] choice seems like bait to me, so I'll go with
>Any tips?
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>>2143355
>>Any tips?
[BAD END] is such bait. We're being way too careless with our mission and sooner or later the universe is going to fucking erase us
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>>2143359
>>2143360
>>2143362
>>2143363
>>2143365
>>2143370


Yeah, I implore you guys to change your vote for now. If only to not risk the QM misinterpreting.
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>>2143355
>Any tips?
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>>2143355
>>[BAD END]?
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>>2143380
Yes please reconsider, let's not be hasty guys this smells of stank.
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>>2143355
Oh, and I misterpreted
>Any tips?

As asking for a write-in. So I'll vote for that.
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>>2143380
I think he is misinterpreting on purpose.
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>>2143380
If we get a bad end here we're probably going to reload a save or something, it's fine. Also if we specify that we're investigating the QM won't misinterpret it
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>>2143355
>[BAD END]?
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>>2143355
>Any tips?
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>>2143368

>A harem plot-style conflict in a coming-of-age slice of life anime

>All those genres blending together

The only thing more radical than that would be learning that Hanazawa is the MC
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>>2143387
Nothing's indicated those kinds of mechanics, and we haven't investigated the world enough to be positive about it.

>>2143385
Maybe. Starting to think so, myself.
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>>2143393
The QM can't end the quest here
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>>2143355
do you realize when you pick bad end Truck-kun will come? come on get a clue anons
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>>2143355
“[BAD END]”

The ominous words that your mother has mentioned last night. Did she intend for you to hear it, or was it an accident let slip?

Does she know more about this world than she lets off? Or does she mean something else when saying those words?

Kei says making the MC achieve [Happiness] is the goal of this universe.
Your mother doesn’t want you associating with your friends, because of [BAD END].

Who should you believe? Are they both telling the truth?
Or telling a lie?

...Isn’t the answer simple?
There’s only one thing you could rely on.
Your own knowledge and investigation.
You could only rely on your own conclusions in the end.
And what is your mind telling you right now?

You glance at the girl with the meat buns.
“? Ken-kun?”

That’s right. You promised Ryou’s happiness. That much, you know, is true.

“Nothing. Got any tips, class rep?”

She thinks for a bit before turning to you, serious.

“One important one actually. Do not associate with the other girls.”
“Alright.”

You walk off to the school and wave goodbye to Ryou. By the foot of the hill, you see a guy waving at you to come over. Nakamura Eiji.

You approach him, preparing yourself. Taking Ryou’s advise seriously.
But did you take it seriously enough?

Cause you’ve yet to discover that there might be worse things than death or [Erasure]...

(TO BE CONT’D)
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>>2143402
We really need to talk to our mom about bad end, also her being aware means that kei is at least partially lying since he said the only people aware were us and him
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This entire scenario is entirely illogical. Even by the bounds of its own rules, it seems like the dos and do nots conflict with each other if you do anything that's not face value.
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>>2143402
>Cause you’ve yet to discover that there might be worse things than death or [Erasure]...

Cancellation? Indefinite hiatus? Writer change mid-season?
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>>2143406
Or that the world is trying to deter us by using the people closest to us to force us to act one way.
It does exist for one person happiness after all.
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>>2143410
Well, if our past life is any indicator, dying alone seems like a worse fate than just erasure.
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>>2143402
>animation studio changes to DEEN
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>>2143422

>Studio changes
>Budget is slashed
>Majority of original staff leave/are fired

Truly the worst hell
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>>2143418
Sure, but we were already working towards making Eiji happy and we're back on track now so I don't think we're too much of a threat now, really we need to investigate on our own
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>>2143407
More like the deeper we dig, the more confusing it gets.
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>>2143444
We haven't been digging, stuff is just being revealed to us
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>>2143444
We need to be more careful. I feel like this is going to get darker and probably going to involve existential crises.
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>>2143452
We need to actually investigate the rules of the setting instead of just trusting what we're told, we're definitely going to get blindsided if we don't
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So yeah, it's clear that Bro was lying on at least one aspect. Which means other things he said can now be called into question.

So. I think that it's clear that we need to figure some things out for certain.

The problems we have are as follows:

-The world was designed for one person's [happiness]. I think that can no longer be refuted in any way, shape, or form. The females around him have LIMITED self-determination, but I think at this point it's clear that there's something preventing their total free will- what, I don't know.

-The world ends once that happiness is achieved, but the problem is that how to accomplish that is vague and nebulous. It seems as though the general idea is to get him matched up with one or multiple of his harem, but, again, when you think about it too long (like, over 5 seconds) it doesn't make logical sense- how are you SO sure that his 'happiness' will persist? It's highly unlikely it will- unless, of course, that this 'happiness' isn't actually happiness, and is more a temporarily feeling of elation- that is to say, the universe will consider his happiness achieved when he and one of the girls decides to get together, and will immediately end after that; (or at least within the next few days, the 'honeymoon' period) so that said feeling doesn't go away, or is at risk of going away. Alternately, his 'happiness' is only achievable with the full harem, since he's too nice a guy to want to leave anyone out or something like that.

-We now know that our suggestions, especially when it comes to write-ins, are to be expected to be open to interpretation and modification, with the goal of keeping Ken acting within certain parameters. It's also clear that, by the words our mother said, there is some level of 'mechanics play' at work here, and that should things not go a certain way, there might be particularly unforeseen consequences. Which means we're formally disallowed from simply blowing the entire situation open and letting the pieces fall where they may- this is again involving that nebulous 'happiness', which is basically trying to force us to do this song and dance and has noticeably stopped us from 'cutting the knot' in regards to situations lacking communication. This also lends credence to the idea that we can't simply convince the girls to contest the issue 'fairly'- we're being pushed and shoved towards being a player in this stupid social game of manipulation. This, I feel, is an aspect we should continue to battle against- but to do so, we'll need to be VERY SPECIFIC in our write-ins and goals.

-We seem to be having, nonetheless, some odd effect on girls ourselves, to the point of causing odd, repeated issues with several females that cross our path. How we can use this is...up for debate, but it seems to be to a point where we have our own selection of females to concern ourselves with.

We need to solve each of these issues if we want to have a chance at saving the world AND giving people happiness.
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>>2143455
Agreed but our only leads are our family. Our dad's been the nicest but I don't know how much he know. Our mom obviously knows about the setting but she doesn't want to help and our brother is the Meta guy but I'm not sure if he wants to rage against the MC, Destroy the world or what.
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>>2143458
We need more information. Even though class rep said not to do it, I think we should get to know all the girls while trying to figure out the mechanics of the world. MAYBE we can figure out a way to either find them their own happiness or make them compromise for a Harem. That last part I'm not so sure because I still don't know what kind of person the MC is. On one hand he acts like a thick headed, kind bumbling idiot but that just makes me suspicious about him even more. In the VERY unlikely case that the MC truly just wants his harem to be happy and that's what would make him happy, we should help each girl through whatever problem their facing. Because you just KNOW that each will have some hidden depth personal shit that either is the cause or isn't involved in their cliche at all.

TOO MANY UNKNOWNS. NOBODY TO TRUST. FUCKING HELL.
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>>2143458
All we really know is that people including us are being manipulated by something whether it's the author, mc, the world itself or something else , that the world mimics anime, and that Eiji seems like the mc, everything that our brother told us including the world collapsing if Eiji achieves happiness could be a lie
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>>2143447
>>2143455
Yeah, that's true. But it's still getting more and more confusing.
But I do wonder what we could do to get concrete evidence on the setting and how it works.

>>2143452
I honestly hope we don't end up harming Hanazawa because a [Mob] like us shouldn't be meddling with and mixing with the [Main Cast]. Maybe that's why mom talked about the [BAD END]

>>2143458
Yeah, the definition of Eiji's Happiness is still vague as fuck.
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>>2143473
We take what kei claims to be true and then try and prove it wrong or try and find out if anything has violated what he's already said. We can also investigate suspicious people, keiji, hanazawa, our mom, ryou, kei, and keiji's side character friend, are all suspicious
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>>2143470
I agree, but the trick would be to do it clandestinely- and to do that, I feel like the best way is actually relatively simple, if possible.
Ryou said to not associate with the girls.

She never said anything about associating with the girls' FRIENDS. We'll have to put our ear to the ground, but if we can root out who each of the girls are friends with, we can approach THOSE girls, and find out information THAT way. We could also use this to investigate Eiji's standing on things a bit more, as well, and possibly manipulate things subtly (say, inviting a friend of girl A out to a thing, which prevents girl A from doing something with said friend, causing her to miss Eiji, or something along those lines.
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>>2143458
Pretty good analysis, but one thing I'd like to add is that the girls seem to have an odd effect on US as well, what with the muttering of "Lucky guy" under our breath concerning Hikaru and the spine-tingly-ness of Hanazawa. It's all pretty fucky, but I think we're being pretty influenced as well.

I think any sort of romance or anything even slightly romantic right now, with any girl, should be set at a hard NO. Maybe we can dabble into romance later, and wage our waifu wars then, but I really think it's a bad idea to get all involved into anything romantic now, and that we should try to nope ourselves out of those situations.
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Should we try to become friends with Nakahara? I don't think she's a harem member, and having the delinquent leader owe you opens up opportunity for spies to get us info.
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>>2143519
I think at this point, I'm just paranoid of girls in general, and how they can fuck up our mind, so I'd prefer to become friends with some male character. There has to be a male student other than Eiji and Glasses-kun, right? We should interact with one of them in an actual meaningful manner.
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>>2143519

Who wouldn't wanna make a friend out of one of the top badasses in the school?

Plus, as many others have expounded, building up a sense of self-worth and genuine compassion in the girl is a wonderful character arc.
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>>2143509
I can understand that, and kinda support it, but my concern is, again, the universal manipulation factor. There's been a couple of write-ins that had no romantic overtones whatsoever that were modified to in fact have romantic overtones inserted. Meaning we'd have to be very careful what we said or voted on so that it was very clear that we wouldn't be able to be misinterpreted. Even then, remember, situations won't be written as voted on in general; we should expect some situations to be canceled out or shifted so that the context changes- I think we'll have to be incredibly wary and possibly brute force some issues if that happens. Problem is, I don't think it'd be feasible with most anons.
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>>2143530
I think we should be careful until we know what the fuck is going on. I think [Bad End] is the harem ending but I can't be certain. I also think the barest mention of anything romantic will set something off
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>>2143533
I think it's that in the context of anime the write ins were obviously romantic but we didn't see it that way ( or people that were gunning for ryou voted for it to waifu her )
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>>2143521

But Anon, all the other male characters in high school are probably all still [Mob] characters. They lead uninteresting little lives in this uninteresting little town compared to the only two--well, three now--high school boys worth their salt in this entire series. What we'll probably get if we try interacting with one of these brainelss dolts is a lot of blank stares and stock "uwah?" sounds.

If we wanna make male friends, we should try building some friendship with some eccentric shopkeep or a greasemonkey at the bike shop or the machine shop owner that is also an amateur blacksmith in his off-time
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>>2143533
While I do enjoy the teasing I'll be in if it means our survival. I feel like our past life of dying alone makes us weak to romantic situations too, I mean, Eiji has a whole world crafted towards his happiness, I understand why we might have felt jealous.
I wonder if Eiji is aware of him being MC.
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>>2143538
No, yeah, that's definitely part of it. In a harem anime context all those lines could be seen as romantic, which only makes me more certain we'll have to word ourselves carefully.

>>2143540
Yeah, I mean, I won't deny I have my own waifus in this thing, but all things considered, I'm willing to wait until we have more information before actively going after ANYONE.

Hanazawa's cool, and a solid second choice, but if it were up to me I'd wanna know more about Sleepy Waifu.
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>>2143488
>She never said anything about associating with the girls' FRIENDS
>wanting more mobs to have faces
>wanting to have more people to deal with
I dunno.
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>>2143554
My nigga.

Sleepy a best, I wanna know more.
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>>2143556
It's an idea. I feel like gathering data on all the players in the game will be paramount to being able to successfully flipping the table.
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>>2143554
I for one am going to forgo wafuing someone until we know what's going on, it also helps that none of the girls have really grabbed my interest
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Trust no one. Not even ourselves.
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A [BAD END] in such a thing likely involves people dying.
We need to look for reports of schoolchildren dying violent deaths around the time our mom was in high school.
Who knows, maybe she witnessed School Days.
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Waifu Ranking
1) Hanazawa
2) Nakahara
3) Everyone else
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>>2143661
let me change that
1.) Nakahara
2.) Hanazawa
3.) Everyone else

Jailbait Tier

4.) Murakami
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Since I'm always asleep when this quest is up I'm going to just put up ideas for the next thread.

1. We shouldn't join Eiji's club, because the other girls WILL try to rope us into some kind of shenanigans, and it'll turn into a clusterfuck.
2. A good lead in, I think, would be ask Eiji why he's so close with Ryou if she hits him constantly. This way we can find out how he sees her.
3. We need to ask Dad about how he and Mom got together, to try and see what could have reminded Mom about a [BAD END]
4. Do NOT interact with Nakahara in any way, because it WILL lead to more romcom shenanigans.
5. Do not try to create our own harem, avoid creating it accidentally. Yanderes exist.
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>>2143661
1) Info
2) Info
3) Info
gotta know to keep from getting erased.
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This is just an idea but, how about during school hours we investigate Eiji just like rep class wants (If we have to interact with the others girls...thats fine) but after school we should try to learn more about this world, maybe use the computer and see how diferent is this worlds or just explore our town. Also if we have the oportunity we should befriend Nakahara and try to make her a good person
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>>2143854
Yes to the first bit, but no to the second. Not out of any particular dislike or repulsion, but any interaction with females that's anything but professional ( and even that is risky) will result in the universe trying to push us towards someone in an effort to keep things under its control and out of Eiji's business.

No romance, or anything that could be even remotely mistaken for romance like casual female interaction, until we figure out the rules of the world. Then we can all fight over who to date.
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>>2143856
Would Hanazawa be safe to interact with still? She's only tangentially related to the main cast, so shouldn't she be safe?

We should really ask our mom for more exact criteria on what could trigger a [BAD END].
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>>2143661
I only like hanazawa, nakahara is just a fucking retarded turdmonkey.
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>>2143864
Well I do like her, at this point I'm even wary of her. I think we could get away with a few things that we wouldn't be able to otherwise, but again, we have to be very very selective. She seems to want to date us already, but she also seems to realize that we're not ready yet. She just called dibs when we are. So we just have to make sure we continue to remind her that we're not.
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>>2143874
Hanazawa is cute and would make a good waifu but...i like Nakahara too, and i would really like to know more about her.
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>>2143893
>Violent disfunctional person who sees violence as a solution to every problem and is paranoically hypersensitive.
>Good waifu.
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>>2143901
>>Violent disfunctional person who sees violence as a solution to every problem and is paranoically hypersensitive.
This is why you love and nurture the delinquent.
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>>2143915
We'll need a psychology degree to love and nurture this ball of issues.
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>>2143682
Wait.... was our dad once the protagonist? He's eccentric and kinda wierd. Mom is an anime archetype and knows(?) some of the mechanics of this world?

Did mom win her harem fight?
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>>2143920
That's the assumption some of us are running off of here.
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dice+1d20
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>>2143920
What if instead of the world ending, a different person becomes an MC, and our mom doesn't want us to accidentally fuck the cycle by being overly involved in the harem fight because then the world ends if Eiji *doesn't* end up happy with someone ?
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>>2143967
It depends on wether or not they "fight" their programming and actually explain shit to Us instead of just throwing words at us like we're a halfassed speech to text program. Which leads to the question of if the're truly aware of what's going on instead of being metaphorical machines and if they are aware that leaves the question of what are THEY getting out of this reality even when We "awakened" outside the threat of [Erasure] or worse than it. In short, We gotta start slamming the metaphorical(or literal, this is an anime after all) sledgehammer into the machine until someone actually explains shit in a way that's not shady as fuck or tries to kill us off via a visit from Truck-Kun.
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Does jog girl have a picture yet?
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>>2144013
WE NEED IT!
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>>2144013
Not necessary for shitty unimportant characters
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>>2144013
I honestly imagine her as mash from fate, but with normal colored hair and eyes.
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>>2144036
Given we're talking anime here I was thinking something like your standard Velma type with a bit of a muffintop, trying to slim down her "useless mounds of meat" ero bits,
Which are poorly hidden in sweaters and loose clothes.
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>>2144026
I mean, Hanazawa got one
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>>2143893
Youve got to pick one, we'll end up with a harem if we go for multiple girls
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What if we make a better harem but with hanazawa, delinquent and jogger girl?
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>>2144127
NICE BOAT
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>>2144127
Only Hanazawa
>mfw this whole thing was done by Hanazawa to make your character awaken so she can be with him/you, because mob characters never get in relationships in anime
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>>2144142
>>2144138
>>2144127
Guys what if
What if the REAL MC is someone else?
Class Prez? Hanazawa? And WE make that girl happy?
OR what if WE are MC, and when WE recive the happines - SHTF
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>>2143918
But Anon this world is under the logic of an Anime, that means if we nurture the deliquent girl with our love she can be made a Deredere, Dandere, Tsundere (Fuck i hope not) or in the worst case a borderline Yandere with stalker tendencies.
>MFW Nakahara has a altar with our face in her closet
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>>2144127
This.
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>>2144147
Ken might not be the main character of the anime, but he is the main character of this quest.
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>>2144147
Wait, our brother told us that Eiji is the MC, right?
But that fuckboi can be lying to us, we can't blindly trust him. We should explore/investigate/fuck around more and see where is the limit, also maybe make friends with males, maybe someone older than us that can be a nice ally. Like a Bartender or a nice old man who can get gossips for us
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>>2144147
>Ryou is actually a main character and its based around her conflicting interest with two socially inept boys
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>>2144162
D:
So it is a SHOUJO anime now
D:
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>>2144166
Are we tall and handsome? Is Eiji? Was there a pink bubble or rose bloom background at any point?
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>>2144169
Maybe in Female MC we ARE
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>>2144127
Bad idea, that's probably what the [Bad End] is
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Also, is anyone ever going to talk about the pic OP used for the thread?

A SLAVE IN A CAGE?
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>>2144196
It's in despite all his rage, anon.
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>>2144201
Nicholas Cage.
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>>2144147
We're not the MC because we started out as a mob character, so that's a retarded proposition.
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>>2144127
>Actually shooting for harem

Can't wait for that moment where all the girls realize the MC is a piece of shit cry their hearts out and drop him.
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Running in hour and a half
will lurk in this thread while prepping, feel free to ask something

also for some reason 4chan thinks i posted shotacon in /a/ in 2014 and banned me for a few seconds wtf
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>>2144663
Was it worth it at least?
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>>2144663
Wait!? What if this isn't a harem comedy anime and is actually a shota hentai with our little brother as the Main Character?
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>>2144732
fuck yeah
but seriously, im about as vanilla as it gets
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>>2144752
i havent watched enough shota hentai to feel confident about representing the genre
its never enough
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>>2144767
I like shota because the nee-sans in it are always awesome.
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Binged this quest last night QM, good job creating an interesting story and setting and getting me roped in with the technical aspects. This will be the first time I'm here for a proper run so I'll just keep my mouth shut and watch.
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