Part 27: Leo, Cancer, and Capricorn (Part 1)Bonding Update X: Leo, Cancer, and Capricorn Classmating 3 and Bonding Events Part 1
~Church Spirit Chamber~
Are you prepared to Classmate today, Femiruna?
And no, Femirunas is not one of the ones Im referring to. I actually voted for her this time, despite my usual hatred of The Noblewoman, so Im happy that were going to get a detailed look at her events. Shes really been winning me over.
I still hate that laugh though. Nothing will ever turn my opinion on that around.
Oh, youre busy?
I am always busy. Today I am going into town to do some shopping.
Oh. Well, okay then I guess. Ill check with one of the other Star Maidens.
Just like the other time If you plead to me like before I may reconsider.
Like before? You mean when you wanted me to be assertive?
Not sure I like how you phrased that but if you really want me to be assertive, then
W-Wait! Allow me to compose myself first. Breathe in Breathe out Whew A-All right. I am now ready.
Okay. Ahem Femiruna! Were going to Classmate right now!
Ah! O-Oh, fine If we must
Um, are you okay? Your face is getting really red
Im getting an inkling as to what Femirunas deal is Its not what I initially theorized. Thats actually Im not sure whether thats a better or worse thing.
Untrue! Its more blue than red!
Doesnt that mean your suffocating?
Okay Well, lets get started then.
*Classmating! No, I still havent unlocked that Book class*
Phew That was tiring. I wanted to go shopping, but I am far too tired for that now.
Would you mind if I went with you the next time you go shopping?
Wh-Why must I go shopping with you?!
You dont have to. I just felt like it would be a nice way to strengthen our bond. Oh, wait thats right. You want assertive.
Impossible! I will never be seen in town with you! Only an elegant gentleman is befitting for
Maybe taking the assertiveness a little too far with that one, Itsuki. Dial it back a touch.
Okay Never mind, I guess. She seems down for it.
Why does your face get red when I shout at you like that? Are you getting mad?
Oh, Itsuki. You sweet innocent soul.
I-I do not turn red! I think I actually turn green, you know!
Are you sure youre okay?
Do not worry yourself! I must excuse myself now. Good day! You are only tagging along because you forced yourself! I do not look forward to it at all!
*Femiruna then struts out*
Thats it for her Classmating Event. Lets get right to the shopping trip that Itsuki and her just agreed to. This event has the first of Femirunas CGs. I think were only missing one for Reone (which we dont get in this batch, surprisingly), and one for Mirei (likewise). Weve definitely had one for Yuzuha, Collette, Arie, Alfie, Ruka, Sue and Tarua. Femiruna, Farun, Mahiru, and Lillith/Lillie all have one in this batch.
~Star God Academy~
Hey, Femiruna. You ready to go into town today?
I have high expectations of you to escort me properly.
You were looking forward to this, huh?
D-Do not be foolish! You cried and rubbed your head on the ground about wanting to accompany me
That is definitely not how it went. Anyway, lets just get going. Were wasting time.
Come to think of it, my usual shopping habits are not suitable for you. I purchase only the finest of goods which are things you have never even seen.
Could you not say it like that? Oh well, I guess thats less pressure on me. Come on, well take a look around at the commoner stuff.
Yes. I will be looking forward to it.
So you are looking forward to it.
I am not!
~Granvania Shopping Center~
Maybe you should try a pair of sneakers next time. Ive got like 8 pairs of athletic shoes I picked up in the Labyrinths if you want some of those.
What are you talking about? Weve barely walked at all. We can still see the Academy from here.
*sigh* It is difficult to see eye-to-eye with commoners. Oh, Itsuki. What is that store over there? It has so many things inside and looks rather dirty.
I think its just a general store.
What is that?
You really dont know? Its a store that sells a little bit of everything. Snacks, necessities, groceries, thing sort of thing. Looks like theyve got a sale on cooking utensils up in the display window.
Cooking utensils! I want to see. I always see my servants cleaning them. They fascinate me greatly.
So youve never used those either, huh?
What a strangely shaped accessory.
Thats a kitchen knife. Id rather you not pick that up. Its too sharp.
What do you use this kitchen knife for?
Well, you use it for cutting things. You know, like vegetables and meat and stuff For cooking purposes.
Oh, is that right? Then what is this wooden board used for?
Cutting board. Thats what you put the ingredients on that you want to cut with the knife.
I see Cooking appears to use many different tools. How educational.
I cant believe you dont about any of this.
What?! Are you insulting me?!
You didnt know what a kitchen knife was or what it was used for, so I think thats a pretty safe assumption.
I simply do not do it. But I could do it perfectly if I were so inclined!
Im calling your bluff, Femiruna.
Then can I try it sometime?
Wh-Why must I cook anything for you? Servants cook for their masters. In other words, if I do so for you W-Well, maybe I could do it once Wait, no! Never!
Why do you keep mumbling to yourself? Whats wrong?
I grow tired of looking around this store. It has been quite educational though. I would like to look elsewhere Oh, what is this smell? It is quite fragrant
*sniff* *sniff* I think somebody is selling baked sweets nearby. Did you want to try some?
Looks like Collette has more competition.
Hes not around, is he? Come on, give it a try. Its just you and me.
But Well, I am slightly interested.
Hang on. Ill go and find it and bring some back for us.
*One snack run later*
This is so hot!
Well, yeah. Its fresh out of the oven.
How am I supposed to eat this?
Just bite down on the end. Like this. *munching* See?
Th This is delicious I have never known of something like this existing
Aww, Femis enjoying some churro.
Good to hear.
I-I am only surprised by it The food made in my manor is many times more delicious however.
Well, you generally dont find master chefs selling food on the street.
But I wonder why this feels warmer Maybe because it is so freshly-baked ? Or because you are with me ?
Its because its sprinkled with love. and also a dump truck of sugar.
Mhm Whad waz at?
N-Nothing at all! I-I would not mind sampling another.
Ahh Oh, yeah. Lets try a different flavour this time.
*30 grams of fat later*
Whew. It was quite an educational experience today. It was much more worthwhile than reading books at the manor. Um What about you? Did you have fun as well?
Yeah, it was great.
O-Oh. That is a relief. I would have punished you if you said it was not fun being with me.
What about you?
I-I also had fun Say, Itsuki. I will allow you to ask me out again.
Still would rather you not say commoners, but sure. We can do this again. We should try going somewhere else next time though.
You must invite me again the next time. Understand? My family may be worried for me, so I must go now. Good day to you, Itsuki.
Well that was just nice and pleasant. Normally Femirunas noblewoman commoners thing would bug me, but the middle and later portions of that event made up for it.
~Church Spirit Chamber~
Are you okay with Classmating today, Ruka?
I-I dont mind, but why do you always pick me? I dont like how you always seem to be looking down on me.
I wonder about that sometimes
I have a strategy for it.
My strategy is: Which Star Maiden will give the Star Child a cool hair colour?
Strategy? You mean for exploring the labyrinths? Oh, right. Star Children have different attributes depending on the Star Maiden you Classmate with, right? Okay I understand now.
Im sorry I said you were looking down on me when you pick me.
Dont worry about it.
Hmph So do you want to start?
As long as youre okay with it. Im ready to go whenever.
Im always ready. I just took a shower, so there should be no problems.
Okay. Why would that make a difference exactly?
G-Granted, this isnt for you but to make a strong Star Children. The textbooks say you must remain clean for the ritual
I guess that helps. By the way is it just me or does this place smell different than usual?
Huh? Oh Maybe its my shampoo. Do you not like this fragrance?
I didnt say that. I think it smells nice.
Just dont move your face so close to mine. And no smelling my hair today! Dont breathe so much! Understand?
Thats going to be a challenge.
*sigh* The ritual is so mentally draining. I do so much for you, so I hope you do the same in return. For starters, you can stop staring!
You really like to pile on requirements
Huh ? Do I really? I thought it was pretty standard
Honestly, just a little, okay?
We get it, we get it. Lets get this show on the road.
Geez If we go through this much and the Star Child isnt strong, Ill never forgive you.
*The show finally gets on the road*
Huff Huff Ugghhh
Why are you breathing so hard?!
You told me not to smell you! I had to hold my breath
You were really doing that ? S-Sorry If a strong Star Child isnt born, itll be my fault. I-I know. How about we do it one more time?
Nope. Not how this works. Everybody gets one per event.
Its fine, really. Dont worry about it. Im sure the Star Child will be fine.
This is a little weird. As far as Im aware, the Star Children are born right away. I dont think theres any gestation period or anything. Not sure why Itsuki and Ruka are using future tense here.
I-I hope so. Um You can do whatever you want next time
A-About the ritual of course. Th-This isnt for you. Its for the Star Children that will be born. It really isnt for you A-Anyway, Ill be going now. If you need to do the ritual again, tell me. Im only agreeing to it because I have to. G-Goodbye.
The Maidens are being super talkative for this batch. Seems like I have fewer opportunities to slot dialogue in.
Oh, right. I forgot to mention, but this batch of Bonding Updates get a bit more racy then what weve seen so far. Its nothing really objectionable, but I will have to employ TCG at some points. This event with Ruka will act as sort of a prelude of things to come.
~Star God Academy Hallway~
Man That rain shower came out of nowhere *sigh* Need to find a way to dry off a little. I better find Ruka first, though.
~Star God Academy Classroom~
Hey, Ruka. Sorry, I-
Im not going to get all Christian about this stuff. This is actually just Rukas swimsuit outfit. The swimsuits are going to be pulling double duty in a few of the events, which I mean I guess I should give props to the developers for that. Theres a lot of reasons for why they might not have been able to make original assets for scenes like this (i.e. budget). I guess its kind of clever of them to repurpose the assets they already have. It beats the typical visual novel approach of just telling you about things that are happening that clearly arent (like a mall being super busy today even though the background CG shows nobody at all in the entire building).
Anyway, we were just about to have a wacky walk in on a girl while shes changing moment. Please proceed so that we can get it over with quicker.
Aaahhhh! Wh-Wh-What are you looking at?!
I was getting out of the rain!
I dont care why! Just get out!
Can I at least explain?!
You can do that after you repent and are reborn! Get! Out!
Right! Leaving now!
~Star God Academy Hallway~
Oh, great Ive played enough games to know what happens next How the hell was I supposed to know she was changing? Who changes in the middle of a classroom?
~Star God Academy Classroom~
I dont need excuses from you. But I will make you take responsibility. Clench your teeth and stand right there.
H-Hey, why do-
*Big ol smack for Itsuki*
I remember when this was funny It was 18 years ago when I watched Inuyasha and Love Hina for the first time. Ahh, memories.
Hmph. Youre forgiven for now. Do it again, and I wont forgive you even if you prostrate naked.
Ow Why the hell were you changing in the classroom?
The rain. I remembered I had a change of clothes here, so I came back. Here, you can use this towel. Your hair is all wet.
You do know that there are bathrooms where you can go for some privacy, right? At the very least you wont have dudes walking in on you or trying to spy.
Right. Ill wash it before I give it back.
I-Its fine. Just hurry up and dry your hair off.
Hey, speaking of a change of clothes. Do you really wear that same style of outfit all the time? I dont see anyone else wearing stuff like that.
Hm? You mean this? Its the formal dress for Tsukuyomi.
I could have sworn she mentioned this before.
Its like a billboard telling everyone theres a mind reader nearby.
But Ive worn it since I was small, so I just got used to it.
I see, so your suffering is self-imposed then. You could wear something else and avoid the supposed stigma, but then you wouldnt have an excuse for avoiding people.
She also says that shes the only one recently to wear it, meaning that her "billboard" that advertises her Tsukuyomi thing is probably meaningless to every day people who have no experience or idea of what the hell that dress means.
Youve been a Tsukuyomi since you were little?
I have been, yes. All Tsukuyomi are born as such. Ive always been this way. Youre the first human Ive met who I couldnt read the mind of. Anyway, whats with the sudden trial youre putting me through?
I was just wondering. Besides, youre not the only one thats been suddenly put through a trial. I got taken from my own world and told to make friends with 12 different girls while fighting monsters with little children from the stars.
Well, 13 now, technically. Alfies status as existing in the main story is still up in the air. She hasnt mentioned talking to Ruka yet.
I figured out another thing we have in common.
Youre not about to reveal something major about yourself, are you Ruka?
You mean other than both of us not having parents and being a leech on others?
Yeah, that. For our orphanage, we only have space for 12. Including me, that makes it 13.
You remember the girl you carried home? Even now, she talks so happily about how you carried her back. Being a Tsukuyomi, I could never carry her, so it made me jealous
Just buy a pair of gloves! Its not that hard! They are cheap and readily available!
Because you cant touch others, right? Well, has anything happened with her since then?
Nothings changed. She still sometimes loses her shoes and pencil case. We still have to work hard patrolling Lets go on patrol for the rest of the day.
*One patrol later*
~Star God Academy Gates~
Hmph That does it for todays patrol. I need to go shopping for tonights dinner, so I should go.
Okay. Ill come back after hours when I have the time.
Thats fine, but be careful when you go barging through doors.
Let me guess, they rely on Star Energy seals. This school is dumb.
All right. Adjourned. You better go home before it starts raining again.
And thats where the event gives out. That sure was a thing. I suppose.
~Church Spirit Chamber~
Heya, Itsuki. Looks like Im getting used to the church here now. This is like my second home, so I know my way around it.
Good to see that Farun is back to normal.
I dont know if Id go that far.
But ya were enjoyin that, werent ya? Heheh. Shall we go ?
Well, as normal as Farun can get.
Mkay, just a sec. All right.
You doing okay?
Despite the bedroom eyes she gives Itsuki, it seems as though Farun still needs a sec to do her breathing exercises.
Yeah, Im fine. Its nothin like what youre thinkin of. Im just enjoyin this bit of anticipation an tension, ya know? Hehe.
Thats a new pose. At least, I dont think Ive ever seen Farun do that before. Looks like an Arie thing.
Ill do my best.
Huff Huff Huff
Farun ? Everything all right?
Oh, sorry. Just a sec. Phew
You were enjoying the what now? Weird way to phrase that.
Youve changed a lot since I first met you.
Oh, have I? How so?
Well, youre actually enjoying this now.
Aha, ya saw right through me. Youre re [sic] quite observant. Hehe. Yeah. I do enjoy it now.
Keep it together, SC. Youre starting to spiral. Why do Faruns events seem so much worse about this?
Its better to just enjoy it! Somethin like that
Oh, Im glad to hear that. Youve got the right idea.
Hehe. Look at ya.
What? What did I say? Was it something weird?
Not at all. Its just fun for me.
So why the change of heart?
I-Its kinda rude to ask
You dont have to tell me if you dont want.
I wanna say it a little. I want ya to listen. Look
Um okay? Just nice?
Yeah. When ya were talkin bout your duty, ya really looked like a man. An when ya said ya appreciated me I was so happy to hear it. Ive always traveled around, so Ive never seriously talked to anyone face to face. Thats why no ones ever told me they appreciated me. An I wanna hear that again sometime.
Ahaha! This got so serious all of a sudden. Talkin to me makes me blab a bunch of stuff I shouldnt. This isnt like me. Itll make ya lose your respect for Big Sis Farun.
I could be mean here, but I wont be. I mean personally, not in terms of Itsukis choices.
Is that such a bad thing?
Im not sure how to answer ya Im not used to talkin bout serious stuff. It all feels weird to me. Like, its makin me restless. Somethin like that.
Do you not like it?
Hmm I guess
It made me realize that I do think bout these things an that I had this side of me. After findin that out now youre askin me bout it. Yeah. I guess I dont dislike it. Not in the least.
Im not entirely clear whats being talked about here. All I know is that Faruns dialect is really bugging the crap out of me because of how much I have to fight against my muscle memory while typing.
Ahaha. It seems like youre gettin ahead of me in knowin myself. My pride as the older one is gettin shredded.
To be honest, I dont really see you as the older one.
Oh, cmon! At least be a little considerate!
Okay, okay. Sorry, Big Sis Farun.
D-Dont tease me! Jerk! Geez All right. Ill get goin now.
Heading to the tavern?
No, the academy. I was thinkin of makin some friends. Either way, I have to stay here for a while. I may as well get rooted here by interactin with more people. Is that not like me to do so?
Hey, you do you. I think its nice, personally.
Ahaha, thanks. Well, Ill be goin now.
Hey, Farun? Thanks for today.
Well, I hope ya invite me again. Ill come flyin whenever I can.
Please let me use the g key. I beg of you!
Well, good luck to ya! See ya later!
Not what I meant!
Hey, Itsuki! I was waitin for ya. Sit right down in front of me. Hehe.
Oh, okay then.
Oh, an dont worry bout my work. Ive already told em bout it. I said I was gonna skip out once ya were here so we could chat.
Thanks for making time to talk with me.
No, its for me, so dont ya worry bout it. Now, lets get to talkin. Has anythin good happened lately?
Well, I got the chance to sit and talk with you.
Farun calm down. Dont go getting crazy on us again.
I-Im sure Im makin a weird face, so Id appreciate it if ya didnt look. I cant believe yad say that so easily. Right to my face too.
Yeah, it was pretty gag-worthy. Seriously, Itsuki. What kind of shitty pickup line is that?
Its a critical hit on my heart~ Now I have to calm myself down Whew
Is there a gas leak in this place or something? Is that what this is? She doesnt seem drunk this time, so it cant be that.
Not going to lie, this is pretty funny.
Y-Ya mean when ya tease ? I know Im reactin like this an all But Ill get ya back for this someday.
Never mind that. Tell me more about yourself.
Then why not talk about those? Id like to hear them.
Hmm. Well, so much has happened an I ve [sic] been to a ton of places.
Yes. There is an extra space in Ive. No, if it was meant to be an accented have it would have been shown as ave.
When I went to the desert, I had to care for my skin more since I got so tan. Are ya makin fun of me? Im a dancer, so I have to care bout those things.
Uh I I didnt say anything.
But desert nightsre amazin. Theyre real mystical. Theres no sound at night, an ya get to see the moon an stars so clearly. Oh, speakin of, I love the moon. Whenever ya climb a high mountain, it really feels like youre closer to it.
Thats another new pose. What is with this event? Farun is starting to go crazy again, shes pulling new poses, and theres a higher than normal amount of text errors.
Whats the matter?
Bah Its cuz you made me talk bout such a topic. Now Im getting my wanderlust again. I wanna go somewhere! I wanna travel! I wanna see some new scenery!
Im not sure if I can help with that
Take me take me take me! Take me out on a trip!
Farun, you know I cant do that. The Star Maidens arent supposed to leave Granvania.
It doesnt have to be far.
Which one? Shang? Narc? Some random guard that you nagged until they agreed with you? You need to specify.
Please, Itsuki. Do this favor for me. Ive never been in one place for this long. An ya dont come here every day, so Im at my limit Can you ? Please ?
Okay, okay! Ill try and arrange something. Just stop giving me that look.
Really?! Yahooooooo! Itsuki, youre so kind! Youre a really good guy! I like you when youre so kind an nice!
But listen, Farun. We should keep this to just the two of us.
Oh, right. Well, thats inevitable. Y-Yeah, I guess that cant be helped
Should we invite someone else?
Well, the way you were talking just now. It kind of seemed like thats what you were hinting at.
Oh, I mean, I just wanna take a trip. It doesnt matter if theres other people with us Youre kinda mean, makin me say this out loud
Oh, geez! Jerk! Youre so mean! Ill make ya regret this! Geez
So where did you want to go exactly?
Ill leave that to ya. It can be anywhere. Ahaha. I cant wait~ Youre takin me somewhere Im sure itll be fun, no matter what!
Yup! Ill be lookin forward to it! See ya later!
Jesus that mentally drained me. Why is it that Farun gets so weird in the tavern? Is she secretly doing shots every time we look away and just getting drunk in real time?