Part 13: Aries, Libra, and Scorpio - Summary of Sagittarius, Pisces, and LeoBonding Update VI Aries, Libra, and Scorpio - Summary of Sagittarius, Pisces, and Leo
Alternate Title: The update where Psycho Knight gets angry and complains a lot
We continue our slog through Bonding Updates, although Id imagine that at least some of you reading this are more interested in these than the actual plot of the game. Not really a whole lot going on in Plot Town at the moment after all.
Were going back to regular poll order from now on, so Arie will start us off. You might notice in her list of events up there that theres a little camera icon next to one of them. A couple of the Bond Level 2 Events have started coughing up CGs, so that should liven things up a little bit. Granted, a lot of the CGs that popped up this time are for Maidens in the Bottom 6. Either way, well get to see some unique images for the next few Bonding Updates.
I also have a handful of new Star Children classes to show off. One of them we have technically already seen (Ranger), but the other two are new (unless you read the CII LP). Ill have to wait and see how the Second Seal turns out, but currently my intention is to change up the Star Child Teams every 3 seals. By the time that happens, Ill hopefully have at least 3 more new classes to show.
But anyway, enough rambling. Lets get cracking on these.
~Church Spirit Chamber~
Hey, Arie. Do you mind me asking you to go again?
Before we can start checking the Bond Level 2 events, we need to Classmate with the Star Maidens and view a new Classmating scene.
Oh, uh, sure thing. Take your time.
My Lord, have mercy on me Thank you for waiting. Ive finally calmed down.
Arie, you know you dont have to do this if it makes you this nervous. I dont want anyone to force themselves.
Thank you Youre too kind, Itsuki. Im sorry. But Im fine now. I get nervous during the ritual, so I needed a little time to calm down.
Lose? To what?
Its nothing. Itsuki, youre Itsuki, may I have some more time to calm down?
My Lord, have mercy on me Phew. Im all right now. Sorry to keep you waiting. Lets begin.
Whew Are you okay, Arie?
It is over?
Yeah, its over. You did great.
I see I hope I was helpful to you in some way.
I feel a little bad about this though. Why are you so cooperative with this if its so nerve-wracking? Is it because its one of your duties?
Yes. It is my duty as one who has been chosen as a Star Maiden. This is a trial the Star God has given unto me.
Wait, what was that about seduction?
Oh, erm Its nothing. Anyway, its by my own will that I want to cooperate with you. Theres no need to hold back, okay?
Okay well, if you say so.
But if you come at me too aggressively, Ill get surprised. I dont anticipate that, so it makes me nervous. So, um I would appreciate it if you were gentle.
I kind of thought that I was being gentle and careful. But I promise to keep that in mind anyway.
The hell is going on with this woman? The answer has to be in the room. Whats in the room, Arie?! Tell us!
~Star God Academy Church~
Hell, Itsuki. Something good has happened today.
Really? What was it?
Oh, really? Haha, maybe I should propose too then.
What?! B-But thats so sudden! I-Im not ready for this
H-Hold on! I was just joking around, Arie. I didnt mean to get you so flustered. You seemed kind of casual about it, so I thought you were messing with me. Were you really proposed to?
I was proposed to by a child of the class I teach at the church.
Little dudes got game.
Oh, so thats what it was. Well, I mean he would definitely be a lucky guy if you accepted.
Its just something a child says, so I wasnt taking him seriously. B-But thank you for your kind words. I know now how you feel about me
Ive already dedicated my life to the Star God. I cant think about marriage.
I see. Are members of the church not allowed to get married in this world?
No, its not forbidden, but
So youre giving yourself completely to the church?
Hot damn, Arie. If you were any more evasive, youd be a ninja........ Are you a ninja? A church ninja? Because that would be sweet.
Youre being really cagey again. Well, if you dont want to talk about that, then can I ask why you joined the church in the first place?
Oh, its nothing interesting to talk about I was abandoned as a child. A kindhearted person adopted and raised me until I could become independent. When I was young, I had no idea who I was. I wondered if I was ever truly happy
I see. Well, for what its worth, you seem really happy now.
Youve always got happy children around you and everyone seems to love you.
Everyone does treat me well. Even if I dont have parents, this town has raised me quite well.
Youre a strong person, Arie.
Do you really think so?
Definitely. I think everyone loves you so much because youre like a pillar to them.
When you put it that way, its rather embarrassing A-Anyway This town is like my family. Its natural to want to do something for your family. And the most I can do is clean.
Classmating is one of the many duties of a Star Maiden. While I dont want you to overexert yourself, I hope well both work hard.
Damn we didnt find out anything about The Room. Just some character building crap. Oh well.
~Church Spirit Chamber~
Itsuki, were about to conduct the Classmating ritual now But before that, can you pick up those data materials and read through them?
What are all of these? Theres so many papers here
Ive compiled all the Classmating ritual data up to now in them. They show how Itsuki reacted in the middle of the ritual.
Such are the reactions I have observed. Though they are not proven facts. If you really felt as such, I need you to confirm it.
Wait, you were recording all of this during the rituals?
Of course. Its part of my research. The Classmating ritual is an extremely peculiar experience. Your reactions interest me of course. If I know your reactions, there are further actions to take according to which you exhibit. The data on my own reactions is also listed here. How my body reacts to certain stimuli, and
(Great, studying Thats something I was missing about my life on Earth )
I see Youre a really diligent person, Mirei.
Of course. Thats a given. If I take in the data properly, it will increase the efficiency of the ritual. Thats why you should remember my reactions. If youre interested, you can ask me how I felt those times. It would serve to increase the efficiency of future rituals. Now lets begin. Show me your reactions so I may memorize them. Lets go.
*ClassmatWait, Mirei actually feels something when she does this? Human things?*
Well take this opportunity to introduce one of the new Star Children classes that seems to be reliably available now. Paladins are the first real Tank class that we can make. Their unique skill gives an additional boost to DEF and their skills are focused on protection. They have high DEF, good TEC, and high ATK. Their SPD isnt too bad considering the fact that theyve got those big shields. Their drawbacks are LUC and MAT/MDF. A good use for them is to stick them on a Magic team in order to balance out the squishiness of mages.
Theyre also the first class we have to use Spears.
Hm. This is interesting. I was able to gather some exceptional data this time. I was also able to see a new reaction from you. That was quite interesting
Is seeing my reaction really going to help with your research?
Of course it will. Your various reactions helps [sic] me accumulate more data. I will come to understand you better through all of that. To research you, an unknown being, and gain a vast array of knowledge Nothing else currently brings me such joy. Heheheh
So then its basically because Im a Gods Gift?
Correct. Im thankful that I was chosen as a Star Maiden. Thanks to that, I am able to interact with you. I require your continued cooperation so I may see other reactions you have.
Ill do what I can.
Heheheh. How wonderful, Itsuki. Someone cooperative who understands my research is priceless. But this is a matter of give and take. I will thank you for this in kind.
You can assume that I will not refuse you.
Unless it has to do with stopping the mad scientist experiments or not strapping Itsuki to a table.
You dont have to do that. Im cooperating because I want to help this world.
Heheh. Im saying that Im thankful for you. I want you to understand just how important this research is to me. I will thank you eventually for cooperating. Ill think about what to do once weve made progress with the research. I will take my leave now. I have a class I must attend. See you later.
~Star God Academy Field~
[Old Man]: Please dont say that. Cant anything be done?
This is a waste of everyones time. I dont have much free time. And you should use yours more efficiently.
[Old Man]: Mirei, youre so coldhearted Everyone tells me the same thing.
What of it? Excuse me, but I cant concentrate on my book because of you.
[Old Man]: All right. Then I wont ask you anymore.
Uh hey, Mirei.
Oh, Itsuki, youre here. Id like to investigate your body today.
H-Hold on! Could I ask what the deal was with that old guy you were arguing with?
Hes a user of the magic transmission device I invented.
Oh, so I guess that must be the thing that the Maidens use to send messages. Strange that it looks identical to a smart phone.
So you were the one that built that?
Im the leading developer, yes. Unfortunately, theyre making me manage the systems too.
So why did that man look so disappointed?
He wanted me to modify the device, but I refused.
It would take too long to explain Do you really want to hear?
Id be lying if I said I wasnt curious.
Very well Ill explain. He wants to communicate with his grandchild living far from here. The current magic transmission device cannot output enough power to reach there.
Pfff, cant even make international calls. Point: Sora.
Thats why he wanted me to modify it to improve the output of the communication. However, to make that a reality It will require more Star Energy from its users.
Children and the elderly would be most susceptible to those effects. Considering that, modifications cannot be done on it without proper planning.
That sounds reasonable. So then if you have a legitimate reason, then why was he so upset?
The answer is simple: I didnt explain to him the reason why I wont modify it. At first I did, but there were too many people requesting the modifications. It takes far too long to explain to them each time.
I really really hate this goddamn excuse. I tried, but then I got tired of doing it, so instead I just act vague and dismissive. There was this 3DS game called Stella Glow where the antagonists do this for like half the game and then have the fucking balls later on to go See? You were wrong about this the whole time. We knew, but we didnt try and explain anything to you because, well, we tried that with others in the past and people didnt immediately believe us so we gave up. And now the world is screwed because you've been foiling us this entire time while we've been being suspicious and untrustworthy. Youre clearly the assholes/morons here. God, its such masturbatory bullshit on the part of the character doing it.
I am going to miss that developer, though. Oh my god, I should LP Arc Rise Fantasia some day. Has that been done yet? The English dub is so terrible, but the game itself has some redeeming aspects.
Not to mention there are also some who dont accept my explanation. Id rather conduct my research if Im going to waste my time on them.
Sorry, getting off track again. Were talking about why Mirei wont kill an old man or something I think.
I guess. I still feel for the old man that wanted to talk to his grandchild though.
Are you saying I should make a machine that shortens peoples lives?
Well, no. Im not saying that.
See? These types of conversations are inherently a waste of time. Id much rather use my time to research. Researching is everything to me. I will use all of my time and knowledge to find new discoveries. That will lead to my next piece of research.
I live only for that. Heheh. I suppose people wouldnt understand though
No, I get it.
Oh? I didnt expect that response.
I can tell that research is very important to you, Mirei. That much is obvious just by looking.
Heheh, it makes me happy that someone understands me. You may very well be the first person to say that to me.
But that Magic Transmission thing is pretty amazing for this world. Why not do research on making it better for people?
Ah, look at that, it seems were out of time due to this idle chit-chat. Looks like Ill have to save my research on you for next time. See you later.
I really wish we had an option to push Mirei more on this. The most obvious problem here is that her refusing to explain her reasoning to people and then arguing with them about it winds up using just as much time as if she had just explained the damn reason and then said Thats it. Take it or leave it.
Same thing with Lillie. Official Itsuki is way too capitulating to some of these women and their shitty behaviour.
~Church Spirit Chamber~
Were going with Reone next, because her and Farun tied for third place. Ill just switch back and forth between them for these updates.
Reone, will you do the ritual with me today?
I really wish that the game would stop using that opening so much to these Classmating scenes. They are already here in the Church, which means Itsuki had to have already asked them to Classmate (or Mana did it, but then if the Star Maidens didnt want to then why walk all the way to the Church just to say no?)
Sure, I dont mind. I am the Star Maiden you chose to do the ritual with after all.
You always seem a bit more enthusiastic about this compared to the others. Do you not want to do this today?
Hmm Well, its not that I dont, but
Rituals with blood-relatives is taboo, you know.
Uh, why? This isnt sex. The game constantly reminds us of that. You cant pull that shit, game. You cant go The not-sex ritual between blood relatives is seen as taboo but then go Mahiru and Itsuki are cousins, but whatever, the player can totally have them build a romantic relationship.
Actually, now that I think about it, this doesn't even make sense. Classmating is between a God's Gift who comes from Sora and a Star Maiden from Granvania. Up until Mahiru and Itsuki arrived, there was no possible way for blood relatives to do the Classmating ritual. So how can there be a taboo associated with it?
But were not related, though. Im not even from the same world as you.
Its a matter of feeling. When I think about how my brother is watching me do the ritual Oh, I just get so embarrassed
And yet you are completely fine with stripping Itsuki and admiring his clavicles and coming on to him. Thats not going to stop now that Reones brother has been established by the way.
I like to think that Im giving it my best.
I know. But I wont be satisfied if you Classmate like last time.
Im sorry, are we trying to save the world here or are we just trying to get you off? Spiritually off, I mean.
Say, how about we delve deeper into the ritual today? If you promise that youll satisfy me, Ill play along with you.
You got it.
Haha You are quite bold when it comes time for the ritual.
Ive got a system in place now that really helps with this.
But dont overwork yourself and end it before we really get started. You have to take your time during the ritual so we can make strong Star Children. But you do seem to be rather motivated, so maybe I can expect great things today. Haha
Right. Ill take my time with it.
Keep my mind off my brother, okay? Keep me focused on the ritual so I dont have time to think about him.
Kind of helps if you dont bring him up like that right before we start.
Haha Now then, lets begin. Never mind if your technique is good or bad. Just take it slow.
*♪Classmating! Its the thing thats not sex and also Reone has never done it before Itsuki came along and also shes a virgin so she doesnt know jack shit about actual sex so everything she says is just her talking out of her aaaasssssss!♪*
Youre getting better. Im surprised how much youve improved so far. As expected of the Gods Gift with the 12 Star Brands.
Good to hear.
Haha Its fine to relax, but dont get too comfortable. A little bit of tension goes a long way.
Aim to do even better next time.
Well, thats sort of the idea. Ill keep it in mind the next time I ask you, though.
Anytime, for you~ Now, shall we return? Im sure youre tired, so go home and rest for today.
~Star God Academy Clinic~
Oh, Itsuki. The office is closed for the day. But if youre feeling sick, I can still take a look at you.
No, thats not why I stopped by. Is it a slow day or something?
I ended a little early, so I was thinking of getting a drink on the way home. How about you come with me? My treat.
Jesus Christ, game. WE. GET. IT. The fucking drinking age in Japan is 20! You dont need to constantly and unrelentingly shove that in our face at every possible opportunity. Youre really pissing me off with this, now. You do realize that the minimum drinking age is about 18 or lower for like 70-80% of the world, right? That makes it even weirder for this magical fantasy world to be following Japanese guidelines, so stop drawing attention to that stupid fact!
You know I cant do that.
Oh, right. Then lets go somewhere even a little kid like you can drink at. I know a place that serves some nice baked apples. I didnt serve you any last time, so let me make it up to you. What do you say?
I dont really mind, but are you sure? Im dont want to get in the way of your evening.
Its fine. The place also serves alcohol for us grownups. So if thats set, lets hurry on. I could really use a drink right now.
I know drinking is a storied part of Japanese culture and all that, but it still surprises me how much Japan likes to glorify drinking to people who are underage while simultaneously having one of the higher minimum drinking ages in the world.
Wheres the scene where Mirei and the other Maidens dragged Reones drunk ass back to her office and had to spend a few hours keeping an eye on her so that she didnt choke on her own vomit while she was passed out? Or the one where Mirei has to hold Reones hair back while she pukes her guts out into a toilet? Hell, wheres the traditional Japanese scene of Reone hunched over the bar ruminating on how her life is going nowhere and shell be stuck in the same old soul-sucking routine for the next 120 years?
Sorry, Im in a pissy mood this update and Im starting to get a bit too real.
They serve regular drinks and food too. But it looks like today is Faruns day off.
Yeah. Kind of weird for her, actually. I see her here pretty much all the time.
Hmm I want to start with a beer. What will you have?
We all know what would happen if you chose Ill have the same thing. Its also the worst answer. Reones correct choices are honestly tough to figure out. Sometimes she likes the bold/mature answers, and other times she absolutely hates it when Itsuki tries to be bold or mature. It seems like shes caught between seeing Itsuki as a separate person and seeing him as her brother. Whenever shes treating him like her brother, she tends to dislike the bold/mature dialogue options.
Just get me some water.
Dont sound like youre poor. Order a proper drink.
I just feel like having water. Whats wrong with that?
If you drink water in front of me, its harder for me to drink alcohol. Pick a juice or something at least. Its pretty good here. They squeeze the fruit only after you order it.
Okay, okay. Ill go with juice then.
Okay, lets start by ordering our drinks. Excuse me. Id like a beer and some juice, please. And please make it quick. Im incredibly thirsty.
*A short time later*
There we go, heres your juice. Shall we make a toast?
I know it sounds pompous, but this really was a fateful encounter. Dont you think its a deserving of a toast?
Heres to hoping our encounter will lead us down a better path. Cheers.
*gup* *gulp* Fwa that hits the spot. I havent had booze this delicious in a long while. Drinking with someone can also be nice sometimes.
Oh, youve got to be kidding me. Again?
Well, this isnt surprising at all You better leave before you make me mad.
Fuck you, Conception Plus! Stop showing unique character art and then not giving them a Database entry where I can easily crop them out of the background! I made a character portrait for that little barefoot girl and she still hasnt reappeared.
All right. Shall we go outside? Itsuki, you wait right here. Ill be done soon.
Done with what?
Dont worry your pretty little clavicles over it. It wont take long. Order yourself a baked apple and eat to your stomachs delight. If you make a commotion here, itll be a problem for you and the tavern.
I really think I should go with you. Im not going to act like Im some sort of badass, but I do fight monsters in the labyrinth that would make those guys scream like babies.
I appreciate your enthusiasm, but I want you to stay here. I dont think these people can do anything to you If theres a chance youd get hurt, Id be a failure of a palace physician.
*sigh* If thats what you want.
[Punk A]: Hey, you done
Uuuugggghhhh I can't do it. I hate having art assets missing, even if its a pain in the ass...
Hey, you done talking to that kid? Youre really testing our patience here.
There. I swear to god, let this be the end of the one-shot character portraits. Or at the very least start using these damn things for more than a single scene.
Ill deal with you soon enough.
All right, Itsuki. Be a good boy and wait here.
*Reone wanders off. Theres silence for a while and then we hear some generic crowd screams from outside*
Damn it, Reone. I cant just sit here.
~Granvania Shopping Center~
Are you okay, Reone?!
Itsuki I told you to wait for me inside the tavern. Though I did just finish up here. It didnt even take me a minute.
You took them out by yourself?
Who else is here? They lucked out by trying to harass me.
Okay, first of all, thats kinda hot. Street Fighter Reone earns a few points that partially makes up for the stupid drinking PSAs.
But what kind of pathetic lightweights were those dudes? Unless Reones go-to fighting technique is kick em in the balls, then Im not buying the idea that she beat the shit out of those dudes. That one beast-man guy looks like hes two weight classes above her at least. I dont care how much experience Reone has, she looks like she weighs 110 pounds at best and has no muscle mass (that dress she wears is pretty much painted on and there are no signs of abs).
Come on, Spike Chunsoft. You had 13 heroines to work with. You could afford to give at least one of them some iron, you know what Im saying? Some guys love that look and you clearly wanted to go for variety. Buff Reone would have been way better. Hell, just give her some abs and slightly more defined arms. Thats all Im asking. At least her legs look like they might have some power in them.
So you were a martial artist or something?
They were illegal underground prize fights. I wasnt really hiding it, but its not something Im proud of. It was the only way I could support a living with my brother at the time.
I see. Sounds like you had a tough life. Pretty amazing, though.
Haha Im actually undefeated, you know. But thats all in the past now. I think Im strong enough to at least protect you, Itsuki.
Just a reminder, Itsuki fights creatures roughly twice the size of him on a weekly basis. Actually, Itsuki is an oddity as well. Based on that scene in the first update, Itsukis body looks pretty strong (his arms look like theyve got a bit of definition to them at least), but according to Mahiru he seems to enjoy spending his time playing video games and eating chips.
Then again, it may just be that the opponents this time were simply too weak.
Speaking of, are those three going to be okay?
Dont worry. I only beat them up a little. Anyway, lets get out of here. Therell be trouble when they wake up.
*Some time later*
Sorry we didnt get to relax and eat.
Its fine. At least we got to have something to drink.
Haha It sure was a strange toast. There may be a rocky road ahead of us. I really enjoyed today. I havent had that much fun in a long while. I usually drink alone on the way home from work.
I can go with you more often, if youd like.
And yes, Official Itsuki takes this moment to highlight again that hes not old enough to drink.
Sure. Ill ask you out again. If something does happen to you, I can protect you pretty easily. Well, Im going this way. You should go straight home, okay? Goodnight, Itsuki.
And thats where well have to stop for now, at least with the Focus Maidens. Here are the summaries for three of the other non-Focus Maidens.
Sues Classmating scene has her being confused by what she feels during Classmating. She wants to keep doing it in order to figure out what it is. After Classmating happens, Itsuki asks her if she figured anything out, but Sue just says that it feels mysterious. It makes her feel fuzzy, floaty, and warm.
She says that whatever the feeling is, its different than happiness, sadness, or fun. She ponders that maybe it feels nostalgic, although she doesnt elaborate on why.
In her first Bonding Event, Itsuki checks up on the status of the wounded wolf that he and Sue brought back to Sues ranch. Sue says that hes recovered, but hes kind of hyperactive and hard to control. Sue invites Itsuki to go with her and feed him, which he takes her up on. At the ranch, Sue says that the wolf was initially hesitant to eat, but now he eats whatever she gives him. Sue then gets to talking about how she thinks the two relate to each other, since they are both alone. Itsuki tells her thats kind of a sad thing to say and reminds her that shes got him and the animals at her ranch. Sue says thats cheesy, but she agrees with him. Itsuki then asks her if she is going to give the wolf a name, like she did with all her other animals, but Sue declines.
She says that she cant keep him at the ranch because, you know, hes a wolf. Hes a wild animal, not to mention the fact that sticking him in with Sues other animals is a recipe for disaster. Sue doesnt want to name the wolf because that will just cause her to get attached to him more and make it more difficult when the time comes to release him. Sue is clearly troubled by the idea of having to let him go, so Itsuki offers to go with her when the time comes.
Yuzuhas Classmating event has her being embarrassed and asking if Itsuki is embarrassed doing it. Itsuki says that feeling embarrassed is just part of it. Yuzuha tries to worm her way out of the ritual by saying that she needs to run home and change into her special ritual outfit and then maybe just fall asleep by mistake. Itsuki isnt having any of that and points out that they dont need special clothing for the ritual, they just wear what they normally do. Thats basically all there is to this. Theres no new insight into Yuzuha as a character.
In Yuzuhas Bonding Event, Itsuki goes to her house to visit and finds her asleep in her coffin bed. Itsuki asks why shes asleep in the middle of the day and Yuzuha responds that she hasnt been dreaming lately, so shes trying to get it to happen by sleeping more. She says that she cant draw anything if she doesnt have any dreams to base her paintings off of. Itsuki suggests that it might be the Star Maiden duties tiring her out too much. She then falls back to asleep. Theres a time skip to when Yuzuha wakes back up and states that she still didnt have any dreams. Itsuki suggests to her that she should go outside and look for some inspiration there. Yuzuha agrees, but only if Itsuki goes somewhere with her where there arent many people around. Eventually they decide on the park and Yuzuha finds herself apparently looking forward to going, which she says is weird for her.
Femirunas Classmating event opens with her saying that shes not in the mood to Classmate. She doesnt elaborate on why and just refuses to participate. Itsuki just lets it go and says that they can try some other time then. Femiruna then glares at him and comments that Itsuki isnt very assertive. Itsuki questions what the hell shes getting at, since she just insisted that she didnt want to Classmate today. At this point Femiruna lets it slip that she was thinking about what happened in town the other day (when Itsuki called her out on her attitude) and was hoping that he would do it again.
Itsuki decides to try playing things her way, so he tells her that the two of them are Classmating right now and thats that. Femiruna is shocked and Itsuki says that he thought thats what she wanted. Femiruna gets all flustered and shy like she did last time, but then goes back to being defensive. Eventually classmating happens after a few more mixed messages from Femiruna. After the ritual, Femiruna wistfully says that she was taken by force and Itsuki asks her to please, for the love of god, rephrase that in a way that wont be easily misunderstood by people. Femiruna is still really confused, Itsuki is confused because Femiruna is confused, and then Femiruna mumbles something about getting excited when Itsuki raises his voice to her. She then gets indignant and runs off while saying that she wont lose to him. Itsuki is left not knowing what the fuck.
In Femirunas bonding event, she appears to be really happy and asks if Itsuki would like to have tea with her. When Itsuki questions what has her in such a good mood, Femiruna says that her mother and father are coming back to the manor today. Shes looking forward to having dinner with them and having them ask her about all the things that have happened at the Academy and that kind of thing. Itsuki asks why this is such a rare event if Femiruna lives at home with her family, but Femiruna points out that her parents are incredibly busy people and they have very limited time to see each other.
Anyway, Femiruna is excitedly waiting for her fathers servant to arrive and inform her of the schedule for that night. When the servant shows up, the exact thing that youre expecting happens. Plans apparently changed and Femiruna is disappointed. She also mentions that her father said the same thing the last time they were supposed to have dinner. When she comes back, Itsuki tries to check on her. She tries to brush it off by saying that it cant be helped because her parents are quite busy and this happens pretty frequently. Femiruna is clearly upset about it though, so Itsuki offers to have dinner with her since her schedule is open. She gets insulted by this, but when Itsuki mentions that he was offering because he figured she was going to be lonely, she softens her tone and gets shy.
She thanks Itsuki and tells him not to worry about her because shes used to it. After a bit more Im acting like Im insulted but Im blushing and have tears in my eyes so Im clearly putting up a front, she takes her leave.
Thats all for this batch. Next update well check in with Farun, Mahiru, and Ruka. Also the other bottom polling Star Maidens. Then after that, we need to go through everyones second Level 2 Bonding Event.