Part 22: 5/5: We're Gonna Get Kicked Out Of This BuffetPart 21: 5/5: We're Gonna Get Kicked Out Of This Buffet
Time to celebrate.
Of course its good. This is a famous hotel, after all. Oh yeah, I heard that the police are coming to interview some people at school.
Our names are gonna come up for sure. Peoplere spreadin all sorts of rumors about us and Kamoshida But we got em pumped up! I keep hearin stuff like, The Phantom Thieves really stole his heart! I think most people dont believe it, but some of them actually seem grateful.
Well done, Phantom Thieves Now I can keep going too Thank you for giving us hope...
Pretty cool, huh?
I was just desperate to deal with my own problems, but seeing people saying all this feels strange.
Yeah Hey What do we do now?
A short while later...
Now, where should I start?
And shes all about the cake...
Ryuji delivers this line in his best aint I a stinker? voice.
How much do you think one of these costs!? Ill never get the chance to do this again!
I mean, you are a model.
Mmm, the Wilton Hotel cake buffet Id heard rumors, but I never thought itd be so amazing!
And wheres our share?
I didnt really know what youd want So I just grabbed you some beans.
There were some pretty bizarre things there too, so we got you a variety of those. Fried bananas, preserved eggs, and some kind of beans.
M-More beans ?
We put so much on the plate that it got all mixed up, but it should probably still taste good.
See that yellow monstrosity Morganas looking at? Yeah, thats us.
Lets go, Maaku. These two just dont know what fine dining means! Well show them!
You guys watch our things while were gone! Wait patiently for our return!
Id just like to point out that Ann seems to have grabbed an entire pie.
Theyre not even listening...
Music: My Homie
The ingredients and variety of dishes are crazy good. Theres a reason it costs 8,000 yen. They have a lot here but fish should come first! Lets fill our plate with all sorts of fish. Which table do you think theyre at ?
We can now roam the small area in front of us in search of buffet food.
Id prefer it raw, but grilled is great too!
You sure youre not a cat?
Have you heard, my dear? The news about that Kamoshida fellow was absolutely dreadful.
Ah, right. That teacher at Shujin Academy, caught doing such indecent acts. Shameful, really.
Hold on a sec...
Here we come to the real purpose of this gameplay segment: more goddamn eavesdropping!
And they still havent managed to solve those horrible psychotic breakdown episodes, have they? I wish they wouldnt let themselves be distracted by such a tawdry scandal.
Perhaps its a sign of how peaceful this country is. I honestly pity those poor Shujin students though.
Huh. It sounds like the Kamoshida incident is the talk of the town.
Shoot, they noticed you! Just grab some food and act natural! On the plus side, well get to eat the food later.
Tsk, how did a child like this end up in here? I certainly hope he didnt bring friends. I prefer my meals to remain hooligan-free, thank you very much. Come, let us go.
Whats so bad about kids coming to enjoy a buffet ? Hm, I wonder how the other people here are reacting to the news. Lets get some more food and listen in.
Yes, our new goal is to go table-to-table eavesdropping on folks to get information about their thoughts on Kamoshida. Maakus a pretty weird guy.
...Ah. I got distracted.
Over here, we find the dessert table.
News travels quick. Its already all over the internet. You know, the story about how Kamoshida got his ass kicked by some world-reforming hereos...
It doesnt sound like a serious story to me. Some of the details are pretty far-fetched.
This is a conversation between an IT Company President, and a Reliable Woman. What makes her reliable? How do they know each other? These are mysteries lost to time.
Dont worry about it. We just have to do what they tell us to do. Its all rumors made up by school kids, anyway. If its gripping news, who cares if its not true?
So they dont believe themselves, but theyre making up stories to make the Phantom Thieves seem real ...And theyre doing this in front of the actual Phantom Thieves.
Whoa! Act fast, and get some food! And make sure its got a lot of whipped cream.
Ah, nothing. I thought some weird kid was looking at us, thats all. Why dont we go? Its almost time for the meeting.
Well, that was rude. Did you hear him? He said you were weird. Hm, I wonder how the other people here are reacting to the news. Lets get some more food and listen in.
Rice is incredible! Its the cornerstone of every great meal! ...Sorry. I got a bit carried away there.
So the ratings for the news were really that good? It was because it was about that teacher who sexually harassed his student, huh? Was it Kamoshida?
Its all about how you frame it. Youve got to cater to the idiot public. Ratings go up when you show them crude, sensational news, and make it easy for them to understand.
This time, its Fancy Girl and TV Station President. Im noticing a pattern here.
How can he be so insensitive? A student almost killed herself because of that Kamoshida...
By the way, do you think these sudden changes of heart might be real?
Well, thats-- Hmm ?
Quick, grab some food! Oh, and dont forget the crispy bits!
Doing this LP is making me hungry.
So because he had a sudden change of heart, he just confessed to all his crimes?
Haha, who knows? Sorry, but its time. I have to go. Ill call you again after the meeting.
A sudden change of heart, huh? I suppose I cant blame him for seeing it that way.
Finally, we head over to the meat table.
Ah, meat! Im no Ryuji, but a meal is just not the same if you dont have any-- ...I got distracted.
...When you really look at it, hes just an ex-athlete who overestimated himself. He should have just accepted his lot in life and quietly done his job as a teacher.
Its not even an incident we can take seriously. The whole story is pretty ridiculous. We should probably look into it, but we can also just let the low-ranking scrubs handle it.
This time, two subordinates are having a chat.
Look into ? I guess theyre investigating Kamoshida? They dont sound very enthusiastic about it though.
Gah, grab some food! Ah, get the part thats not too fatty!
Hes going to be arriving soon. We dont want to keep him waiting, so we better get going too.
What is he going to discuss with the higher-ups? Well, Im sure its more important than lunch.
They were dressed quite well, but they still looked pretty shady to me. I dont think theres anyone else we can listen in on. But its shocking So many of the adults here dont seem like nice people.
Thats YA fiction for ya. Depending on how charitable your comparisons are this game could be considered downright subtle in that regard.
Now, according to what we heard It seems most adults arent very interested in the news about Kamoshida. Well, now that weve got a nice variety of food on our plates, lets head back to the others.
Ann has now eaten a whole pie offscreen. What the hell.
Whaddya think about comin up against such ritzy food?
I was thinkin that too, but take a bite. Usin better ingredients makes stuff taste way different!
Look at you, acting like you have a refined palate all of a sudden.
Dont you think youre eatin too much, Mona?
Theres no knowing when well get to come here again.
Sure, but you guys brought back loads of food Itd be a shame to let it all go to waste. Why dont you help them out, Ryuji?
We should both help.
Oh, me? Im wayyy too stuffed! I couldnt possibly help!
Yeah stuffin your face with cake...
You are beginning to feel like your plate is a portal to the Buffet Dimension.
Theres still more ?
Dont give up! Lets keep at it!
Hey, we managed to eat everything, even that disgusting plate of garmonbozia Ryuji and Ann brought back.
My belt feels multiple sizes too small...
Y-Yeah This is a victory for all of us...
Good job, you guys. How about one last dish to cleanse your palates? I recommend the seasonal tart! The grapefruit has both alluring sweetness and a tangy sourness!
Stop I dont wanna hear about sour stuff *burp* This isnt good I gotta go to the bathroom...
M-Me too Please carry me gently...
They must not normally have the opportunity to eat such exquisite food.
I can only imagine what their parents must be like.
...Urp! We dont got time for that Cmon, lets go...
Music: My Homie
I totally panicked when I saw the Closed For Cleaning sign at the bathrooms...
You were talking big about eating until you puked, but you really did puke Are you some kind of moron?
Hey, same goes for you!
We came up to get here, so it has to be on a lower floor, right?
I dont care about your opinion, you incompetent buffoon! When I say pick up the pace, you do it!
Were in a hurry.
Oh, Im sorry. So you can butt in front of other people if youre in a hurry?
It seems the customer base has changed since I was here last. Have they started a day care?
Sir, we dont have time for this.
Ryuji steps forward and is shoved by the man.
Dont bother with them!
The men step into the elevator.
The hell was with that bossy guy?
Shouldnt we head back down?
Dont lose your temper over this.
I just cant forgive shitty adults like that !
I WONDER IF IT COULD BE THE SAME PERSON
Thats just gonna make me worry more, yknow.
I bet its because he rarely eats well. Im always stuck with canned cat food too
Ugh, that sir bullshit makes me sick ! ...Dammit!
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
Whyre you all pissy ?
Sorry I had a run-in with some woman a second ago. She bumped into me, but then said it was all my fault when she dropped her plate...
Sounds like a real bitch...
Yeah Thanks though. But the restaurant workers all looked at me with this disapproving expression I wonder if were out of place here...
Were right to be here, fuck these people.
What is it?
...Anyone could have a Palace, yeah?
Anyone with a strong, distorted desire.
Same for them havin a change of heart if their Treasure gets stolen?
That would be the case.
Why are you bringing this up all of a sudden?
We had trouble earlier too. These selfish shitheads who just looked down on everyone else ...I was just wonderin if wed be able to change those kindsa people too.
You mean you want to continue as the Phantom Thieves?
...Ive been thinkin. We put a lot of work into changin Kamoshidas heart, but nobody believes in the Phantom Thieves. Plus those guys who had no other choice but to just deal with it are thankin us. Us, of all people.
I I agree.
Well thats true. Youre under my tutelage. Theres nothing we cant accomplish as phantom thieves!
Shouldnt we be able to help em out?
Music: Swear to My Bones
But its true that with that power, we may be able to help people out...
But That means well have to fight Shadows again, doesnt it ?
Indeed. That cant be avoided.
Eh, Im sure well manage. Right?
Heh Even if you guys are still just fledglings, this means were an actual organization now.
Fledglings ? Haha, thats actually pretty fitting for us.
Were gonna catch all these shitty adults by surprise, and make ourselves known to the world!
...Are you OK being our leader?
No objections here! I cant handle all that responsibility stuff.
Wheres my say in this ? But Lady Ann made the recommendation, so Ill allow it.
I guess its Maaku by default, then.
Well, should we decide on a name for our group? I just went with Phantom Thieves of Hearts last time, but dont you think a real name would be cooler?
Ooh, Ive got it! I want it to be something both cute and luxurious sounding Let me see How about The Diamonds?
Im gettin a real little league baseball feel from it.
Well, then, heres my suggestion. How about Tilefish Poele?
Thats what I ate earlier. Its commemorative, no?
Hell no, you idiot! Ugh, you decide for us...
Time to pick a name for our group, which means its time for another vote!
Blah, blah, dont just make it your Social Security number.
guys please dont enter any curse words or my mom will take away my xbox
Weve got 12 characters to work with here. It doesnt need to start with the, but it should ideally be pluralized or not require pluralization. If you run out of space, Ill still accept it, but itll probably look weird, just saying.