Part 50: Day at the Beach Part 1 - Aries, Leo, CancerSpecial Events IV: Day at the Beach Part 1 - Aries, Leo, Cancer
It should go without saying, but this update is all swimsuits. None of it is censor worthy in my opinion, but if its something you think youll be embarrassed by then consider this your warning. If it doesn't embarrass you, then keep in mind:
Were finally at the last of the Japan Events for the game. Weve seen the Autumn Festival, Starmas, and Flower Viewing. All thats left is the beach. Strap in for sun, swimming, swimsuits, shaved ice, and whatever other things happen at the beach that dont start with the letter s.
However, unlike the other Japan Events, there are no unique CGs for this one. I thought Rukas final CG was part of this, but it turns out that her last CG is in her Final Unique Side-Event that just so happens to also take place at the beach. Because of that, well be going in regular polling order for this update.
~Star God Academy Field~
Yeah, although the way youre dressed is probably making it worse for you.
Oh, this? Its fine. Enduring the heat can be part of my training.
Thats Saitama approved. Dont use the AC in the summer and dont use heater in the winter.
Well sure, but dont you ever relax a little and take a break from that? Why not try going to the beach and cooling off a little?
Well it seems going to the beach is quite a popular thing to do.
It is now that Narcisstes has created some magic barrier that stops the horrors of the deep from killing everyone. Before Itsuki got here, not so much.
Would you like to go with me?
With you? Im not so sure
But I am interested in going to the beach.
Theres nothing wrong with that. Its just a swimsuit.
Sort of depends on what the swimsuit looks like, I think. Everyday swimsuits? Nothing to be ashamed of there. Dead or Alive: Extreme Beach Volleyball swimsuits? Now those are a different story. Im pretty sure wearing those would get you written up for indecent exposure.
If youre interested in going, then just do it.
Keep in mind that these events can occur at any time because they arent linked to Bond Level, so Arie still has her What would Star God say? attitude where we have to twist her arm into having fun.
If you insist I will.
Its the beach! I hate the beach. Heat, stepping on broken glass or random litter, and mentally scarring everyone within eyesight with my fat disgusting body. Ill stick to my ice coffin, thanks.
Well were here, so it would kind of be a waste not to.
But this is too embarrassing
Im sure its fine, Arie. Come on, I wont say anything.
R-Really? Do you promise?
Then here goes
Thats Huh Its very plain, which makes sense given that Arie is a nun. She doesnt like flashy things after all. Plus, her colour scheme is black and white, so this matches.
On the other hand, that is way more revealing than I would have expected from a nun.
Ah The Star God wont forgive me for coming out in front of a man in this
He does not care, I assure you. Hes probably passed out drunk right now or something.
If I werent with you, I would never do such a thing
Dont worry so much. I think you look amazing.
Really ? I dont look funny anywhere, do I?
Of course not. Try and show some more confidence, Arie.
Show more confidence in what?
Well yeah, kind of.
Maybe I really do look strange
Why dont we go out into the water, then? You wont be embarrassed that way because nobody can stare at you.
R-Right I just need to go into the water
*To the water!*
Its okay, youll get used to it in a little bit. Are you feeling nervous at all?
Y-Yes. Its my first time swimming at the beach, so Im a little scared
So you cant swim then?
How deep a river are we talking? Because if you pulled out a drowning child from a deep river, then that takes some decent swimming ability.
Then I think youll be just fine.
But the river and ocean are very different in size and depth Ah, Itsuki! Behind you!
Ah! A wave!
*The screen flashes white as a wave crashes into the pair*
Arie! Here, hold on to me!
O-Okay! L-Like this?
Thats good! Hang on!
That wave crashed in so suddenly
Its fine. As long as you hold on to me youll be fine.
Please dont let me go. Please, please dont let me go. Promise me.
Jesus, you two. Those waters look completely calm. Youre not riding out a hurricane.
Itll be fine. Im not going to let you go.
*Another flash of white*
Ahh! Another wave. Phew The ocean is so scary
I was going to say not to be such a baby, but apparently beyond that magic barrier that Narc set up there are various horrifying deep-sea monstrosities, so yeah. I guess it is pretty scary.
Oh man, what if these crazy waves were the result of some Granvanian sea creature trying to sweep beachgoers out beyond the barrier?
Please, Itsuki lets go somewhere else.
W-Well, if you want. But uh I cant really move when youre latched on to me like that.
Please Lets return to the sand.
Okay, okay. Come on.
*Back on the safety of the sand*
Are you okay?
Yes, but that was so frightening
Everyone around us appears to be enjoying it anyway.
Theres no need to rush it. Just take it slow.
Yes, Ill do just that. Will you accompany me? If we have another chance, Id like to come here again, together.
I hope I can get used to the waves by then and the swimsuit too.
You could always just buy a more conservative swimsuit, you know.
As well as your gaze
My gaze ? Am I looking at you in a weird way or something?
It will take some time for me to get used to it is all.
Good stuff. Youre up next, Femiruna. Whatcha got?
~Star God Academy Field~
What about you? Dont you feel hot wearing that heavy dress?
Of course I do. But it is always nice to relax by the pool in my manor on days like this.
So you have a pool at your house?
How would this be a surprise to you, Itsuki? Of course she has a fucking pool at her house. Her family is loaded and a pool is a status symbol.
I have everything there. The best way to get out of the heat is to stay at home.
Then why are you standing out on the Academy Field?
Oh, well I was going to invite you to the beach with me, but I guess youd rather go home.
Huh ? The beach?
Yeah. But youve got a pool, so I guess there isnt a reason to drag you out there for that. Ill check in with someone else.
Of course. Its the ocean.
I want to go! I have always wanted to swim in the ocean! I will have my servant prepare a swimsuit immediately. Wait just a moment, Itsuki.
*And Femiruna heads off to grab a swimsuit*
So much for that stuff about being a fool for going outside.
Femiruna briefly appears further back before walking up to Itsuki, so we can get a more complete shot of her swimsuit. Shes wearing a skirt that has frills along the bottom edge and her top is also frilly. It matches her, but I was sort of expecting something more elaborate or flashy.
Hehe I can see you are charmed by me. But of course you would be. My perfect body and this swimsuit makes me nothing short of marvelous.
All right, lets dial back the vanity a little bit.
I welcome you to try expressing just how beautiful I am. Now, do I not look good in this swimsuit?
Hmm What if I described you as a goddess of beauty?
Ohohoho! I will accept your compliments, but you will get nothing in return.
I knew that laugh would follow after a line like that from Itsuki, so I pre-emptively blocked my ears.
Nevertheless, that is an adequate way of describing me.
Careful, Femiruna. Thats how people in ancient Greece wound up getting all of their children murdered, or turned into spiders, or struck with a thunderbolt the point is, you dont boast about being better than the gods, even if its true (Arachne).
The ocean is so vast. I am deeply impressed by it. My pool is not as splendid as this. Now then, let us go swimming!
*Femiruna then tears off for the water*
Femiruna, dont run like that. The beach isnt going anywhere.
I will swim even more swiftly than Poseidon himself!
Dont go out that far! Its dangerous!
That didnt take long.
Dammit she was heading deeper did she drown?
Itsuki *glub*! Help!
Femiruna! Here! Grab on!
Itsuki *glub glub* Help
Come on! Ive almost got you!
Itsuki I cant
Not today, you trident swinging dick!
How are you feeling? Are you okay?
Oh Y-Your face, it is too close!
Oh, sorry about that I was just worried.
Hey, come on. Youre safe now.
The ocean gets a lot deeper as you go further out. You need to be careful.
I I! Ugh Waaah
Its okay Come here.
*After a brief brush with death and a good cry*
Itsuki, you will forget what happened today. Understood?
Im not sure I can forget a memory like this.
I-I said to forget it! Otherwise I will never forgive you! Goodness
*A time skip happens*
The ocean is so deep I learned something new today.
Try and stay closer to the shore next time.
That is not what I meant. I was speaking about something much more complicated.
I will continue to learn even more about them. Itsuki, I permit you to invite me out to other places.
Well, okay then. I promise to teach you more stuff the next time we go.
Then do what Itsuki just told you and dont go running out into the deep like a reckless idiot. This is the second time in this game that youve almost gotten yourself killed.
~Star God Academy Hallway~
Something to do with the axis of the planet and how close to the equator you are which determines how much farther or closer to the sun
Forget it, lets just say that its because of Star Energy. Summer is long because Star Energy.
I get the feeling this world is already broken beyond repair
I agree with you wholeheartedly, Ruka. Granvania is terrible and nothing we do will fix it.
*Itsuki presumably moseys on up at this point. Usually hes just silently standing there*
There you are. This eternal summer Dead brain cells
Well fine, fuck you then. We could always go spend time with one of the other 12 Maidens vying for our attention. Or Narc. Or maybe Shang. Shang is probably down to party. Not Mana, though. Well never willingly spend time with Mana.
If youre hot, then why not go with me to get some shaved ice?
No way Im going. I have to scout out the location for the next field trip. Theres a beach resort there, so I want to take a dip to cool off.
Hold on a second, since when does Granvania have beach resorts? A day at the beach was basically a foreign concept until Mana mentioned it to Shang after hearing about it from Mahiru/Itsuki. Narc had to set up a Star Energy barrier around the one that we go to.
If these things already existed, then why in the fuck did Mana do that whole scene where she asked Itsuki about it and we had to bring it up with Shang?
You can eat your shaved ice in the meantime.
Well, okay then. I guess Ill just grab some from the clubhouse.
Why dont you find a shop close by? Its like youre coming with me already.
We all know that we will be. So lets just hurry up with this whole song and dance.
Well I cant let you go by yourself. What if a bunch of guys start hitting on you or harassing you? Its partly my duty to protect you guys.
Just do what you want. Ill do my own thing.
Then lets drop by my place first. I want to grab my swimsuit.
You said you want to protect me, but you just want to play around. You promised me that, so follow through with it, okay?
Thats so true. Can you imagine? What guy trawling the beach to pick up girls would pay you any mind? Youre flawless skin, jet black hair, and supermodel body are enough to make any man puke. Plus the ability to read minds? Horrifying.
This whole people stigmatize Ruka because shes a Tsukuyomi thing is really poorly implemented.
Anyway, lets go. If youre dropping by the inn, we have to hurry. Its a bit out of the way, but Ill go with you
There you are. Did you scout out the location for the field trip?
Im pretty sure weve already seen Rukas swimsuit from that walking in while changing event. Theres nothing wrong with it, but I also cant find much to say. At least it is somewhat more modest than Aries. Ruka is a character that I envision as having one of those beach outfits where she has one of those really light fabrics tied around her waist as a skirt, a big straw hat, and maybe a light shirt over her top. Shes definitely not the kind of character that I think wanders around the beach like what we see here.
Wh-What are you staring at? Do you have something to say to me? Why dont you just hurry up and say it?
I was just going to say that its nice to see you wearing something new.
R-Really ? Its somewhat hot out, so its a nice change of pace. Ill have you know, I didnt wear this for you A-Anyway, stop staring at me.
Yeah, I know. Do you still want to get some shaved ice though?
Shaved ice already ? Well, it is pretty hot right now. All right.
Ill go and get some for us. What kind do you want?
Hmm Theres so many of them. Speaking of which, you have these clubhouses in your own world, right? Oh, Ive never seen a blue syrup before. What does that taste like?
Hold the fuck on, Blue Hawaii? Im going to heavily assume that Itsuki is just referencing the name of the flavour in his world and not reading off a menu, because I dont believe for a goddamn second that Granvania has any idea what a Hawaii is.
Thats not descriptive at all. I may as well try it out myself. Which one are you getting?
Actually, I wouldnt mind getting the same thing.
I dont mind, but dont you have your own preferences? If mine doesnt taste good I was planning on trading with yours Oh well.
Just get the damn saved ice, Ruka. It all tastes the same in the end: like sugar.
Okay, Ill have one in the Blue Hawaii flavor.
Its really cheap, you know. I dont mind just buying yours for you.
Were loaded, Ruka. I think we can afford 1 dollar.
No way. I dont want to owe you anything. I hate treating and being treated by anyone. Oh, I forgot my wallet.
Where would she even carry a wallet?
N-No Why would I want to do that?! F-Fine. Not eating shaved ice isnt going to kill me. Im going to go swim.
*And Ruka walks off*
I might have made her angry. I better just get some shaved ice for both of us and go find her.
Youre bad at this Itsuki, but dammit if it doesnt somehow manage to work regardless.
Ahhh H-Hey, dont come near me!
Was that Ruka? What? How did she get all the way over there so fast?
*A quick black wipe to Ruka*
Thank god, they didnt make unique sprites for this rando unimportant NPC.
I dont feel well right now. If you get any closer, I can read all of your ulterior motives.
[Beach Guy A]: Wooo, shes a spirited one. Hear that? Shell read our minds. What do you say?
[Beach Guy B]: Really? Then why not give it a shot!
Why? Its not like its leaving very much to the imagination.
Wh-What were you doing?! Youre late!
[Beach Guy A]: Tch Shes got a man.
[Beach Guy B]: Shes too good for that little twerp. Lets pound him down.
Try it. You wont be laying a finger on her, I promise you.
Yeah, they are pretty bad. Itsukis heroic dialogue needs work.
[Beach Guy A]: Shut up. You may be a kid, but Ill still crush you if you get in our way.
I-Ill have you all know, hes Gods Gift.
Thats literally all you ever have to say, Itsuki. If This is Gods Gift is enough to make the Granvanian Mafia shit their pants, then just about any jerk you run into is going to respond in the same way.
If youre still prepared to fight him, then by all means.
[Beach Guy B]: Ugh S-Seriously? If thats true, then this is gonna be trouble
[Beach Guy A]: Tch What a waste Lets split.
A lot of this could be prevented if you just had the Star Children following you around. Seriously, why are the Star Children not a larger part of these games?
Its over now. Just try and relax.
I-Im fine. I could have taken care of them easily without your help!
I was just trying to make sure you were okay. Listen, if you want to go for a swim, then Ill go with you. There are a lot of jerks like that around.
I-If you want to swim, then I wont stop you! L-Lets go then.
H-Hmph. I-Im not saying Im happy because you helped me or anything.
*After some fun in the water*
Ah That was great. We swam a lot. Its getting late though. The sun is about to go down.
Yeah. We should go home. Y-You dont lie to me, and you seem like the type to keep your promises.
Hm? What do you mean? Did I promise something?
A-About protecting me! Did you forget already?!
Oh, that. I would have done that either way.
O-Oh, right I guess you would Then maybe I didnt need to thank you. Lets just go home. You better protect me until were back.
And thats all for Ruka. Thats about what I expected, to be honest.