Part 46: Final Bonding Events (Part 2) Sagittarius, Aquarius, Gemini, TaurusBonding Update XXII: Final Bonding Events (Part 2) Sagittarius, Aquarius, Gemini, Taurus
Only a few more left. Sue is next. Sues final scene is well, its going to start out a little weird.
Sue, are you there?
Oh, youre inside. Where are you, Sue?
Um A new animal came to my home, so I want to show you.
Name it Bahamut!
Youre getting new animals? What kind?
Of course. I wanna know what type of animal she is.
She gets lonely really easily, so be careful around her.
All right. Where is she?
Ill bring her out right now.
So, what type of animal is she again ?
*Sue wanders into frame*
Name it Battle Cat!
She gets lonely easily, so you have to give her attention. Itsuki will mew take care of her?
I love cats!
Really? That makes meow so happy. But if mew dont give her enough attention, shell sulk.
This sounds like a really needy animal. Are we sure we want that hanging around the house?
She pouts, huh? Then I better be careful.
So did you understand what I was trying to say?
Yeah, I did.
I want to tell Papa and Mama about you I want to go to their graves with you Will you come with me? Theyre buried in the forest.
Please god, dont.
Ill get changed. Ill only wear this in front of you.
Good. That was going to be a weird moment for the spirits of her mother and father to witness.
This is the first time Im meeting them.
Do you come see your parents often?
I come here when Im lonely. Like when an animal dies or whenever I feel sad.
They must have been a great help whenever you felt sad.
Yeah But Ill probably visit them less and less I think I wont be as sad or lonely from now on. Itsuki Im scared that youll go away.
I dont want you to go to the labyrinths anymore. I dont want you in danger.
But I wont run away. Im scared that youll go away like Papa and Mama But Ill wait for you to come back. I wont let my worrying take over me.
Sue, I Ill never leave you.
Really ? I feel so afraid while Im waiting
I wont let you be afraid anymore. Im not going anywhere. If youre gonna wait for me, Ill always come back to you.
When my heart feels prickly, its suffocating. When it feels fuzzy, its warm. I dont want to lose that warmth. I dont want to let you go
I promise. Ill come back to you, wherever you may be.
Dont just say it. Promise me properly. Itsuki Promise me.
All right I wont go anywhere. I promise I will come back to you, Sue.
*Sue then leans in for a kiss and the scene fades to black*
So I guess that implies that Itsuki will stay in Granvania in a Sue ending, right? Unless shes able to truck all her animals through that gate as well.
All right, lets see what Collettes got for us.
~Collettes Sweet Wheats~
Neehee. I was waiting for you, Itsuki. I know its you from the way the bell rings when you enter the bakery.
Thats something you can learn to distinguish?
Hows your grandfather doing?
Youre just going to jump right into it, huh. Shouldnt you be praising me first?
I dont even like Collette, but Ive gotta agree. That was fucking cold, Itsuki.
Or are you actually after my grandfather?
Better too high than too low. Lets be real Collette, if I wasnt LPing this game, youd still be sitting at 0 Bond Level right now.
Yeah, like thats even a possibility I just wanna know how it went.
Oh, I guess I havent told you yet.
Oh, come on! That was a prime opportunity! lets get down to brass hardtack! Brass loaves isnt even close to being a play on words. Youre just substituting a random word for loaves.
When my grandfather ate the Ultimate Breadwinner He mumbled This isnt fresh enough
Well, Itsuki did give Collette a clover that had been sitting in Mahirus wallet for god knows how long. Thats not surprising.
In other words, I failed.
That must have been rough to hear. So it didnt work out
Oh, please dont get dejected like that.
Yes, Huh is actually the best response here.
Why are your eyes as wide as saucers? Ive wanted to say this for a while. I just never had a good opportunity. It was a struggle just coming up with a way to say it I wonder whats gotten into me
Oh, you dont need to respond just yet. I feel overwhelmed just having said it Ah, sorry, I went completely off topic. Um going back to my grandfather
Then my grandfathers stomach started hurting and he went to bed.
Wow. You know, Itsuki, now might be a good time to point out where you got that clover from. Just saying. Might want to pass the buck now before we find out Collettes grandfather died of food poisoning or something.
What a horrible way for things to end up
Not at all. When he was moaning about his stomach pains He briefly regained his memories.
Is that the power of bread?
Actually I think thats just something that happens to people with Alzheimers. Memories can sort of come and go for brief flashes of time.
I believe so. Then he said Dont be bound to my bakery. Home is where your bread is Then he forgot all about bread again
Did he mean you shouldnt stay at this bakery?
Thats how I understand it.
Itsuki. Please take me with you to your world! I want to find a four-leaf clover and complete my Ultimate Breadwinner.
Just grow the damn things! Clovers take like a week to grow and their patches are multiple layers deep. Im pretty sure I can see a grow plot just outside the window. Just yank that shrub out and plant a bunch of clover over there.
I want to start from scratch with you. Ill do anything S-So please take me with you!
That makes me happy to hear.
R-Really?! If that makes you happy, then I can do my best anywhere. Im a girl who gives it her all, so this wont be a bad deal for you.
I understand, Collette.
D-Do you?! So then, I can go with you ?
But are you really okay leaving your grandparents here? Im worried about them.
I can convince them.
He didnt ask if you could get a permission slip, Collette. He asked if you were okay with never seeing your grandparents again and them never seeing you. This isnt a damn field trip were talking about.
I guess, but we still have some time. Keep thinking about it.
I understand. Until then, I will continue training here.
You know, thats actually a very horrible thing for you to say given what you just said you wanted to do. I want to go back to your world with you! But before then, Ill make sure I put those fuckers down the street out of business and force the people working there out of a job!
Ill show you my full bake-off mode.
Listen, you can staple Reone or Aries knockers to you all you want, but unless you find a way age up by about 5 or 6 more years (at least), then youre not going to stop being the creepiest choice in this game. And yes, that includes Tarua. At least Tarua isnt constantly drawing attention to how young she is as a way to be a tease.
You should focus more on baking
I see. So thats your type. In that case, Ill leave it as is.
No, I just meant that you dont need to try so hard.
Thats how genetics work. Of course theres also a chance that genetics simply keeps you at your current size. Basically, its not up to you is what Im saying.
Neeheehee. In any case, Itsuki, you cant just return to your world without telling me.
Yeah, thats not until later anyway. Help me with the ritual in the meantime.
Of course, Itsuki.
Please dont phrase it like that
Anyway, theres Collette. I hope all you Collette fans out there are happy.
And there are apparently more of you out there than I would have thought according to this popularity poll that Polsy dug up on the PSP games old site. This really depresses me. The rest of the poll is no better, with characters like Mirei getting beat out by Tarua.
Anyway, speaking of characters that I cant believe broke the Top 5 in a popularity poll, its time for Lillith and Lillie.
Hey, Lillie What are you doing?
We havent seen game Mana in ages. Not to any significant degree anyway. Its been pretty refreshing, not going to lie.
Sh-Shes not What are you so afraid of?
She always goes around hitting me randomly on my head! Ill kill anyone who touches my head! You better remember that. Ill never let anyone hit me on the head again!
So, what exactly are you doing ? Hm? Theres a memo on the ground
Hey! Dont read it!
Hey, shut up! You went on dates with him how many times?! I wont give you Itsuki. Thats my line! Are you two fighting?
I decided not to give this body to Lillith anymore
Dont be so reckless How did it come to this?
Its Its your fault. Thats why
Dont you think it was strange when we kissed? About why her personality returned
Thats because kissing someone she likes will shock her back to normal. You said it yourself, Lillie. That Lillith likes me
But Im the one who kissed you! Not Lillith! Even Lillith noticed, but you didnt Youre so dense. Why wont you realize
I want you all to myself, Itsuki!
Exhibit #2 as to why Harem Endings are not good.
Oh, brother. I hear the loud voice of a fool in here.
Man, Mirei really gets around in these events. She gets a surprising amount of screentime in other Maidens events.
What are you doing here?
Convince me of what?!
She knew you would do something like this someday. Lillith is worried about you. Stop this foolish business of keeping control of your body.
Shut up, four-eyes! Youve got nothing to do with this!
Oh? Is that a challenge?
Im on board for that. Honestly I think Lilliths fortune-teller worried about possible futures thing would probably be enough to carry her route by itself. Whats Lillie bringing to the table exactly?
Wait, Mirei Are you serious?
Theyre fighting because there are two personalities residing in one body. Erasing one of them is the easiest solution.
Whoa, hold the phone. We were talking about getting rid of Lillie. I actually dont mind Lillith all that much.
Wh-What are you saying?! Why would I ever want to erase Lillith?!
Its the same as you keeping control of that body. You want Lillith erased, no?
Shes got you there.
I can erase her, so come over here.
To hell with you! Lillith is part of me! If she has to vanish, then Ill vanish first!
What? Oh, come on. Of course I was considering that if it meant getting rid of Lillie. Listen, you Lillith/Lillie fans might not like it, but that doesnt mean I cant entertain the idea.
Oh? So its you Ill be erasing?
Stop it, Mirei!
Both of them are necessary. Lillith may be two people, but theyre one and the same. Thats why I like Lillith.
Hm, I see. Then theres no need for me to convince you any further.
Ill take my leave. See you around.
She had to come in and play bad cop because everyone else in this room is a fucking moron.
Phew I seriously thought she was gonna kill me.
After saying my thoughts out loud, Ive realized Both of you have to be here. I dont want either of you to be gone.
No, you just said you wanted to imprison her for the rest of your lives in a I have no mouth and I must scream situation. Thats all. Its totally different. One is lifelong torment and the other is instant release.
I know. I know the bond you two share.
Why are you so quiet? Say something.
Im glad you understand.
You thanking me like this actually scares me
I do say it sometimes. Listen up, because its a rare occurrence. Well probably cause you more trouble in the future
Listen, I dont wanna repeat myself
Youre the only one whod say that to us Itsuki
*Lillie leans in*
Shut up. Just be quiet and dont move. Shut up and stay right there. This is the first and last time Ill ever say this. So perk up your ears and listen. And never forget this. Im glad that we were able to meet and
*Lillie goes in for the kiss and the screen turns white*
Y-You kissed again
But Ive never felt Lillie have such warm emotions before.
Ive checked out by the way. Just letting you all know.
Im happy for her, but also a little jealous
Itsuki Did Lillie tell you how she feels ?
Yeah. She did
I see So thats why her emotions feel so warm I want to feel that way too.
Lillith Whats wrong?
I want to tell you something too, Itsuki. Its very important Will you listen to me?
Do you remember the time when my personality wouldnt return? It was when I said my memory left me
Yes, I remember.
I remembered everything Id read a fortune then And seeing the results, I felt so shocked But I couldnt bring myself to tell you
Because I was too embarrassed The fortune I had was
We arent dating, yet I made a reading for this fortune I felt so embarrassed it made my face feel like it was on fire. But even Lillie told you how she felt Thats why I also have to I I love you, Itsuki
Yeah me too.
Uuu I feel so happy now that weve reciprocated our feelings I feel so happy yet
Was there something else?
The result of the fortune was
What did it say? Tell me.
It said that That I must be separated from you I suppose its only natural One day, you will return to Sora But I cant bear to think that we must part ways Uuu
I wouldnt have done the reading if I knew it would end up like this! Waaaaaah!
Dont cry, Lillith. Youre the one who taught me that fortunes teach us how to change the future.
So lets change our future together. I wont be separated from you.
Itsuki I I I feel so happyyy! Itsuki I have to say its not fair that Lillie got all the benefits
*Lillith goes in for the kiss and the scene fades*
God dammit that took forever. And it still wasnt as much as Mahirus event! Its even less when you think about it, since that was technically the final event for 2 characters, not 1.
Ugghhhh . Whos left? Right, Tarua. Lets do this, I guess.
Maybe something will actually happen in this one.
~Star God Academy Field~
*Tarua runs into frame*
*The screen flashes white very quickly, so I guess she rammed into Itsuki*
You seem happy, Tarua. Did something happen?
Yup! I was doing deliveries and something great happened! I found you!
Finding me is a great thing to you?
Of course! It makes me super happy! Thats why I came running here! Hehe, Itsuki!
Im happy too!
I mean after that huge Lillith/Lillie event, yeah, Id say youre a sight for sore eyes. Happy might be a little too strong of a word, though.
That makes me even happier! Im way happier than you are!
Hey, this isnt a competition
That said, is this going anywhere? Id like to start getting the ball rolling on making Star Children based on the goons in the thread.
Itsuki, theres something I want to give you.
What do you have for me?
I-Its kinda embarrassing here so come here!
*Tarua wanders off screen, apparently pulling Itsuki along*
H-Hey, dont pull!
~Star God Academy Classroom~
Here ya go!
Nope. This is my letter to you. See? Theres no stamp on it.
Thats improper postage. Im gonna have to send that back.
You wrote this for me?
Yup! Ive had so many happy things happen thanks to you.
So, here you go, Itsuki.
Thanks Do you mind if I read it?
Augh?! N-No! Do it when Im not around You shouldnt read it now, okay?
Lets look inside
But if you poured all your feelings into it, I wanna open it right away.
Augh Ugh I-If you really wanna read it G-Go ahead But Augh This is so embarrassing
Man, even Taruas big love confession is short on details.
Hey! You laughed! You didnt have to laugh! Grrr!
Hey, Im not making fun of you. Im laughing because its totally like you.
Thats actually not very funny when you think on it.
Like me ?
Yeah. Its straightforward. And your emotions run into me at full force. I like that about you, Tarua
Why wouldnt I?
I can think of reasons why. The list is short and thats half the problem.
Augh augh, Itsuki!
*The screen flashes white again as I guess Tarua rams Itsuki*
I love you! But its different from before. My chest feels so fuzzy! Just thinking about you makes me love you even more. I like being watched, patted, and carried by you.
Whats the matter, Tarua?
I want to give you a smooch I really, really want to But a smooch has to be out of thanks Augh I cant think of anything to thank you for
Who said you had to thank me to kiss me?
So long as you have feelings for the other person, that should be enough.
*Tarua goes in for the kiss*
Itsuki I love you.
*Tarua then moves even closer to the screen than she was before and the screen fades*
Listen it was sweet, okay? It really was! But theres just nothing there Theres no character. Theres no attachment. Tarua likes to run, she likes Boss, and she wants to be a postman. Shes a kid. Theres no rationalizing your way around that fact. How many of Taruas events do you even remember? The one where she lost the letter, right? Thats basically the only time something happens in her freaking route.
Anyway, thats it. No more Bonding Updates. All thats left are the remaining Japan Events and those small scenes that happen after the next big story update. Ill open the Ending Vote soon, but it will stay open until the final update, so there will be more than enough time.