Part 42: 5/30-5/31: Everybody's Horny And Life Is TerriblePart 41: 5/30-5/31: Everybody's Horny And Life Is Terrible
Anon: shitty site, but cool idea
Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)
Music: Everyday Days
So, youve finished reading The Gallant Rogue. That splendid spirit that pays no mind to the bad guys Hes a true example of a gentleman thief. After reading this, Im sure you have a better understanding of a chivalrous thiefs courage.
Maaku gains Guts +3.
And we get another rank up.
Music: So Boring
I cant go sea fishing because I get seasick easily. So much for my dream of being a sailor. Oh right. When people think of sailing the high seas, they tend to think of pirates. Even though theyre ruffians who plunder other ships and coastal settlements through force For some reason, they ended up getting romanticized. Now then, Hamiru-kun. Who was the pirate who said that he hid his treasure in a certain place just before he was executed?
Pshh, this was part of my Persona trivia like 30 updates ago.
Thats right. The answer is William Kidd, also known as Captain Kidd. Kidd was a merchant who had raised money from aristocrats. He should have been subduing pirates ...But in order to turn his commission into a profit, he ended up becoming a pirate himself.
Maaku gains Knowledge +1.
The money he used for his exploits was essentially the aristocracys. He himself wasnt considered rich. Still, several novels were written based on his legend, and people still look for his treasure today. By the way, Ive heard that theres an island in Kyushu where Kidds treasure is said to sleep
Kidds secret treasure, huh Regardless of its actual worth, theres still value in letting that many people dream about it.
Yeah, dream it. Dont give it up.
I need your help with something I found this flyer stuffed in my mailbox.
Music: My Homie
Housekeeping Service! It says that a cute maid will do anything for you! A maid, dude! A MAID! Wholl do ANYTHING for us! Right? ...Right!?
Oh god, its time for Horny Ryuji. Well, at least its no Horny Yosuke, the worst character in Persona 4.
...Youre a guy, right? You know what I mean! Lets give it a try. Yeah? Yeah!
Luckily, some guy on my floor just moved out so theres a vacant apartment in my complex. The key is behind the mailbox, so we can get in anytime. The landlord seriously doesnt care. The place is all set, so...
Um, can I, uh ...Get in on this?
Oh-ho! You mean youre into this kinda stuff? Wow! Okaaay
I-Im not into it! Its just for research!
Im just writing a trashy novel about sex workers, I promise!
What does it mean that theyll do anything? And do the maids look exactly as theyre advertised? We need to determine whether or not this company just pretends to offer housekeeping services!
Nice save, Mishima.
I-I ...Just want to punish the bad guys! And in order to do that, I have to see it with my own eyes!
Yeah, we gotta see it with our own eyes. Every little detail *snicker* Well have to do this at night, so let us know when youre ready.
So whats the code name for this operation ? Hmmm
Nice! I like that!
With that nonsense out of the way, its time for other things.
First, lets trade in The Gallant Rogue for The Great Thief at the library.
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
We also go to the diner. Maaku gains Kindness +1 from the Nostalgic Steak and Knowledge +3 from studying due to the rain.
Music: Beneath the Mask
You know, about that flyer! We need to look into the truth behind that housekeeping service. Im over at Central Street right now, so come talk to me if youre interested.
Looks like Mishimas waiting for us in Shibuya. Do you think we should go see him?
We have other plans. But first
...Another box came for you.
These Wild Clogs give Resist Fear. We probably wont ever equip them.
Hes received even more praise for his dynamic art style. Requests for commissions are flooding in.
It seems that even people outside of Japan love him too. I dont really get art
What happened to you being such a cultured phantom thief?
Since its Monday and we havent been in a while, we go to the baths. Maaku gains Charm +3.
Anon: My friend said theyre real!
Music: Beneath the Mask (Instrumental Version)
By the way, the exhibits til the end of this week, huh We did what we could, and now we wait for the results.
Nope. Thats one option thats a definite no. Schools enough for studyin. Lets exercise, man!
Music: Tokyo Emergency
Lets hang out with Ann today.
Strengthening my heart is turning out to be harder than I thought Do you think we can maybe talk some more about it?
>Hang out with her
Then lets head back to Inokashira Park. We can talk there.
Music: Break it Down
This place seriously feels amazing. Its not even that far from Shibuya, but it feels so different here. You know, Tokyo is so strange. There are tons of people and tons of stores, yet there are still duck-filled parks here too. It has everything but it feels like I cant understand any of it. Its honestly kinda scary.
When I first got here, I had a super tough time adjusting. Its so crowded, and everyone walks really fast almost like theyre angry or something. Even at school, I was only ever the foreigner. Nobody really knew me; they just spread rumors. I thought maybe my looks were the problem. I even considered dyeing my hair black to match everyone else But that was when Shiho talked to me. The first thing she said was, Takamaki-san, your paintings suck.
According to her, they were so bad that she just HAD to tell me. Pretty mean, huh? Still, that was the first time someone here talked to me without mentioning my looks. We sorta just grew closer after that and Shihos been my best friend ever since.
Theres something else I need to talk to you about!
Do you remember what I told you the last time we came here? About that female thief in the anime I used to watch? Well, I thought of something!
You know how the villains in those shows are always going on about world domination? Well, even though they get beaten by the heroes every time, they never give up. That means they must have really solid hearts And thats why Im going to try and learn from them!
So Ive decided...
Reminder: Ann is the worlds worst actress.
Goddammit, I have to stop being sarcastic, nobody ever gets it.
All right, Im making this my ultimate goal for the future. You know, Ive never really thought much about what I wanted to do in life but now I have an objective! And that only happened because of talking to you, Maaku! Thanks!
I sense a heightened motivation from Ann...
Well, if I want to be in action movies, Ill need to work on my actions! I wonder how many sit-ups Ill have to do Wait, Ryuji said he knows a good gym! I should ask him for advice!
Shell definitely be happy to hear that! Come on, lets jog to the station!
Music: Beneath the Mask
But you asked about pawn to 9-5? I dont think Id ever make that move. Its something a maverick--
Oh, he just moved his pawn to 9-5
Anyway, time for Operation Maidwatch.
Youd seriously look like a criminal if you had one of those allergy masks to go along with your cool glasses!
Gee, thanks Mishima.
One of the better dialogue options in this game.
Sweet, Ive been waiting for this! ...Wait, you already changed out of your uniform!? I guess thats a pretty good idea Were meeting over at Sakamotos place, right? Lets stop by mine beforehand so I can change too.
Music: My Homie
Y-Yeah! Operation Maidwatch!
If it turns out to be sketchy, we can just bail. The apartments vacant, so its not like well be messing with anyones home.
To think Sakamoto has a brain. But if thats the case, then
Im just as lost as you, Maaku.
OK, give em a call!
Well, I guess he could do it too. OK, go for it, Mishima.
I-Im not good with that kinda stuff! Seriously! Please, Hamiru!
I take it youre interested in our services, then?
Is there anyone in particular youd like to request?
A-Anyone we want to request!? What should we do, Maaku?
Very well! Lets see here We have a maid available in 20 minutes. May I ask for your address?
A maids services Hey What should we have her do? I was thinking we start with some cooking
Thinking awfully small, Mishima.
Of course, I wouldnt mind some of the other services either ...Should we hold a strategy meeting to discuss?
They said 20 minutes, right ? I gotta use the bathroom
One bathroom visit later...
You were in there for a while Are you OK? Hey, did you wash your hands?
Get off his case, mom.
Huh? What? Who? Me?
Y-Youre really nervous. Ahaha haha uh...
Are high school students even allowed to use this type of service?
What if they find out who we are!?
H-How should I know!? But why would how old you are matter when it comes to housekeeping?
Oh Ryuji, you pure, sweet, innocent flower.
We wouldve been screwed if your number had shown up on their caller ID...
What!? Already!? Shes five minutes early! What do we do!? Im not mentally prepared!
Oh, the doors unlocked ? Um, may I come in ?
I-I cant do this ! My stomachs actin up! And my hands are all sweaty!
This was your idea and youre bailing!? Goddammit, you putz.
Ive got your back! Just From way back! Like, from the balcony!
Wh-What? I cant do this either! Hamiru, well leave it to you!
Now, I cant even really be mad at Mishima, because Im honestly impressed he hasnt thrown up or wet himself. Fine, whatever, Ill get all the action myself!
Excuse me Oh, there you are!
Im going to fill your tired heart full of lovely energy. Meow! ♥ Im Becky, and I have the pleasure of serving you today. ♥
Were going to get along so well! Meeeooowww! ♥♥ Oh my how thoughtless of me! I should explain our services to you, Master! What would you like me to do today? The basics include cooking, cleaning, laundry But there are other services we provide if you desire. ♥
Are you perhaps ...In high school?
This game is really good sometimes.
Youre not lying to me, are you ? Hmmm, Ill wait to provide those other services until youve matured a bit, Master. ♥ Sooo Ill be going now. ♥
All that for nothing. Shit.
Oh no !
Shit! Run, Mishima!
This is our first meeting. Yes, the first time ever, Master. ♥
Ugh, this is unbelievable Yes, its me your homeroom teacher.
This night is a profound tragedy on every level. It is a cancer upon my soul.
Im so done I cant believe I got caught by some of my own students...
I shouldve taken a job outside of the city. But I needed it to be close to school so I could go there after I finished work ...Who did you hear about this from?
Ms. Chouno, the English teacher Shes been snooping on all the teachers ever since that incident with Mr. Kamoshida. ...Are you going to tell Ms. Chouno about this?
Lets not fucking blackmail this woman.
Hmmm It doesnt seem like youre playing dumb In any case, Ill get in big trouble if you tell on me. Hey, if youre going to side with a teacher, side with me. Im in charge of your class, after all. And if you promise not to tell Ms. Chouno about this, Ill do anything for you!
This is tragically the less skeevy option.
Kawakamis got some great facial expressions.
Hey It wont be any better for you if people find out that you called a maid service. This isnt even your home address to begin with, is it? I guess you at least thought about that. Well, Ill promise to keep this a secret too so why dont we both forget this ever happened? Ill treat this as if you had canceled, so you wont have to pay anything. OK?
Dont say anything about this at school, OK!? Just act as if nothing ever happened! Got it? OK, bye!
I suddenly feel exhausted I want to go home...
Yeah, fucking same. What a weird goddamn game this is.