Part 21: I'm a goddess with a blade - Part 2Special Bonding Update I (Part 2): I'm a goddess with a blade
Song Title Reference: POP/STARS by K/DA
*From a distance*
Hey! Youre not supposed to tackle there! Guard! Come on! Hey, you there! I told you to stop grinning during battle and clench your teeth!
(Shes like a Drill Sergeant. Kind of scary, actually Glad Im not a Star Child right now. I wonder where Mirei is, though I asked her to-)
*Say her name and she appears!*
Thanks for waiting, Itsuki.
There you are. Im sorry to call you out like this when youre busy.
Its fine. This is what you asked for, right?
What are you using it for anyway? Did you get homesick?
Even if he wasnt homesick, why wouldnt he want one of those? They sound awesome. He can magically watch his memories like they were a TV show. Given what Alfie has told us, it sounds like its accurate enough to replay movies or shows that the person has seen before. Like, fuck Netflix at that point, am I right?
Are you going to meet her now?
Yeah She I had her tell me about what that whole giving death thing was about.
It would be likely that she would be overwhelmed by it in the beginning. So I hope you will support her. Its none other than you who is closest to her now.
Thats the plan. Listen, thanks for helping with this. I appreciate it, Mirei.
Geez Well, Im counting on you.
*Mirei takes her leave*
All right! Thats it for today!
*Alfie wanders into frame*
Oh, Itsuki! Hi there!
*Alfie then does her idol pose*
Are we going on that date you wanted?
Uh-oh So the day has finally come.
Well, as long as your mind hasnt changed.
It hasnt. Oh, but maybe it has.
What do you mean?
Its mysterious I was really worried when we first promised to go on a date. But as more time passed, I started to look forward to it. I thought I hated the acts surrounding love
Yeah, you sure do look terrified.
Oh, Im sorry. Were supposed to deepen our bond, and this would make things all gloomy. Oh, Itsuki! Where are you going to take me today?
Well, I thought about that. You probably wouldnt like going to places where couples typically go, so why dont we head to my home?
Game, could you please stop giving the heroines that look? I know youre going for surprise, but it actually just looks like theyve become psychotic and are about to rip the protagonists guts out through his mouth.
Yeah, I managed to get one of those tools that lets you watch things from Sora. Mirei let me borrow it.
Now, Official Itsuki says basically the same thing here. He says that Its a magical tool where you can watch dramas from Sora, but thats not the description that Alfie gave us of this device. Either this is a different device that plays the recordings which Alfies Gods Gift had made, or Mirei has improved on the device to the point where its somehow able to intercept TV signals from across dimensions/the universe (or however this other world business works). Both of those possibilities are believable.
And of course, it could also just be the result of translation fuckups.
You met with Mirei? Mirei Was she mad at me?
Havent you talked to her since that Classmating ritual?
Oh, well, dont worry about it. She isnt mad.
So? What do you say about my idea?
We really need to stop using that metaphor. Sues going to hear it someday and itll turn into this big deal where she thinks were bird killers.
Also, spelling error again.
~Inn: Itsukis Room~
So this is your room Uh-oh! Im starting to get nervous!
Really? Its not exactly an interesting room. I dont really get things to decorate it or make it mine. I dont even have a couch in here. I guess youll have to sit on the bed.
Itsuki says this despite the fact that we can see at least three chairs. Although I guess it ruins the date feel if youve got armrests in the way.
Gasp! C-C-C-Could this be ? I remember seeing this situation often in dramas When a man and a woman sit side-by-side on the bed it turns into a lovey-dovey event?! Uh-oh!
He was just showing her porn!
W-Wait! What illegal act?!
N-N-No! We cant, Itsuki! A-A-Anything but that!
Alfie, I really think you-
Wed be doing much more than just deepening our bond!
Alfie, just Drill Sergeant Alfie! I order you to calm down!
*sigh* (Im surprised that actually worked )
Take a deep breath, okay?
Right! *Breathe* Phew
Dont let your imagination get carried away. I promise Im not going to do anything to you.
Right I knew you wouldnt, Itsuki. Im sorry I lost my cool
Were just going to watch some dramas. Are you okay with me sitting next to you?
Oh, please do. I think Im fine now.
Ill sit a little farther away, just in case. I know it would ruin the theater mood, but would you rather leave the lights on?
*And then they watched dramas from Sora somehow. Still a little unclear on how that works*
~Church Spirit Chamber~
Hehe I managed to stick it out to the end to watch the whole thing. I was so nervous that I dont remember what I watched though.
No, dont blame yourself. I thought I had a good idea, but I guess I wasnt thinking about how awkward it is for a guy to invite a girl into his room so soon after meeting. I dont really look at it that way because I live with Mahiru and its not a big deal. Sorry for freaking you out.
Thats all right Im just worried if our bond even deepened.
Well we could try Classmating and seeing if theres a difference.
No new classes this time. We only have three more left to unlock and the conditions for them wont be met for a while. One requires us to clear six dungeons, another requires us to create the class that needs the dungeons cleared, and the last one requires us to collect nine different scrolls. Remember that Book of the Sun or whatever it is we picked up in the last Labyrinth? I found out that there are 8 more of those bastards somewhere in the dungeons. Well need to pray to RNGesus and hope hes good to us.
For those of you who followed the CII LP: Unfortunately, this game did not add in the special classes that CII introduced. No Dark Knight, Witch, Bulleteer, Ether Sniper, Gambler, Minstrel, Mercenary, Gun Saint, Diva, or Trickster for us. Thats a shame I dont really care about Mercenary, but I really liked the designs of all the others.
Whew Looks like the Star Child turned out really well.
It sure went well
I think the date helped after all.
You can sit closer the next time we go on a date
Aw yeah, moving up to Lifetime Original. Well be at Cinemax in no time.
~Granvania Shopping Center~
Huh? Was that Alfie? Looks like shes got some Star Children with her.
*Itsuki decides to follow*
Hello! Come on, everyone! Gods Gift is here!
In your face, Conception Plus! Ive still got the Star Children sprites from the CII LP, so theres no extra work for me this time. Suck it!
Theyre all looking pretty happy.
You came all the way here, but Im sorry that we have to get going. We need to do some outdoor training. I cant spend any time with you today
Thats fine. Actually, Im sort of wondering if I can tag along. I havent gotten the chance to see how you guys train yet. Plus, I could probably use a few lessons from you.
What?! Me? Train you?
Training together could also deepen our bond, you know.
Hmm Now that you mention it All right! Then lets go together!
Over there! Your swing is too weak!
(She really doesnt give any slack, does she?)
All right! Enough with the practice swinging! Next, Ill demonstrate by sparring with Gods Gift!
Lets spar to give the Star Children an example to follow!
Oh. Okay. Try to go easy on me. Im not exactly a veteran.
Wh-What? Whats wrong?
What do you mean easy?! How dare you! If I go easy, you think thatll serve as a proper example to the Star Children?!
Okay, okay! I take it back!
Well said! Thats my Gods Gift for ya! All of you! You wont get a chance like this again, so watch carefully!
Theyll still get the chance to see Gods Gift fight, wont they? These have to be Itsukis Star Children. Alfie told us that they disappear once their job is done, so the ones we are seeing here cant be from previous Gods Gifts. Also, unlike Wake, other people cant Classmate. The reason I mention this is because the Star Children in these events always call Itsuki Gods Gift, whereas outside of these events they typically refer to him as Dad or some variation thereof.
All right then, Itsuki! Here I go!
Oh well. Doesnt matter either way. Lets just watch Itsuki get his ass handed to him.
S-Sure. Right! Come on, Alfie!
*The screen flashes white as Alfie goes after Itsuki like a wild animal*
Gah! Damn, I didnt think youd attack me like this! Where are you getting that strength?!
*The screen flashes white again and then Itsuki seems to lose his balance and eat dirt*
I got you! Youre mine!
Yield! I yield!
Instructor Alfie is so strong!
Instructor is so cool!
I include the CG again because Alfies expression changes when she realizes what she did.
I give, Alfie! Relax!
I cant believe I knocked down and mounted Gods Gift Waah! What I did was so improper!
Gods Gift made the instructor cry!
Wait, what?! Im the one that nearly got clubbed!
I Okay, Im sorry. Alfie, please calm down. Everyone is getting worried.
Ugh Thats right Im supposed to be their role model. Im not allowed to cry
Lets take a break, okay? I think you just need a minute.
*Theres a fade-to-black as everyone takes a minute to relax a bit and Itsuki is allowed to get up off the ground and stop cowering*
*sigh* I wasnt expecting you to be that strong. I wasnt even close
Thats not true. Your skills with the sword were great! It ignited my battle instincts as a Star Child. I guarantee it. Youll surely surpass me in no time at all to defeat the Impurity God!
I appreciate it although Im not sure I believe it. Anyway, that was intense. Here, Ive got some water with me.
Thank you! *glug* *glug* *glug* Fwa! Thats so good! I live for this moment! Huh? Wait is this your water bottle?
Oh, dont worry about it. Theres lots in there. You dont have to hold back.
I-I knew it!
Dont get caught up in that. Its not a big deal. Besides, arent you always telling everyone that they need to rehydrate?
Yes Then here you go, Itsuki
[Townsperson A]: Ahhh! An Impurity!
What the hell are you doing out here? Is Townsperson A the my leg! guy from Spongebob? Just showing up whenever an Impurity appears in order to scream about it?
The cry came from over there!
We better hurry!
Thats new. Not as cute as the other Sagitta.
Damn it Another Impurity managed to get to the surface.
Official Itsuki says Why is there an Impurity on the surface?, but weve passed a point in the main story where thats no longer unheard of.
Is this ?
No Youre the one that attacked the Star Maiden 30 years ago Damn you So you were still alive!
A-Alfie! What are you doing?!
*The screen flashes white as Alfie tries to attack it only to get her ass kicked*
[White Impurity]: Huuuuuurgh
*Anther flash to white as Alfie gets hit*
Everyone! Protect Instructor Alfie!
[White Impurity]: Huuurgh
*Another screen flash ass kick*
Welp, that didnt work.
Damn It beat Alfie and the Star Children in one hit.
Yeah. Sagitta type enemies might be quick to run, but some of them can hit like trucks if they feel like it. Dont forget that.
Gods Gift Please leave this to me and run away So long as the Star Children are protected by the Matryoshka Theyll be fine
Im not leaving you, Alfie.
But, at this rate both of us will
Im not leaving you and were not dying! Come on, you bastard! Ill fight you!
[White Impurity]: Huuurgh
Its Team Couscous! (Actually its a generic monk, but it looks like Adele, so thats what the LP canon is going to be).
Everyone! Its time for MECUNITE!
*The screen fades to white as the Impurity is given its just desserts Its a food joke Couscous is a food although its not a dessert Shut up*
[White Impurity]: Rahhhhhhh!
I think I think we managed to fend it off
Well done, Gods Gift It appears you were the one who went easy on me during our earlier spar
Are you kidding? If the Star Children hadnt been there, theres no way I could have fought it on my own.
I couldnt do anything
Alfie youre a Star Maiden now. Star Maidens dont have the power to fight the Impurities.
Well Um Hey, was that really the monster that attacked you 30 years ago?
Ive never forgotten even a hair of that white phantom
I see. Then I promise that Ill defeat it in your place. Ill put that nightmare to rest.
And thats all for Alfie. Shes all caught up with everyone and is ready for polling. Thats right, its time for another Focus Maiden vote. Alfie will be looking for a spot of her own, while the Top 6 Maidens try and hold on to theirs and the Bottom 6 look to make a comeback.