Part 91: 8/20-8/22: Welp, We TriedPart 89: 8/20-8/22: Welp, We Tried
Music: Tokyo Emergency
Well fuck. Were pretty much screwed here. Futaba still hasnt woken up, Medjeds on the loose, and the deadline is tomorrow.
Tell me about it, Morgana.
August 21stthe day Medjed says it will attackis hours away, and Medjed has been unnervingly quiet. If an attack does occur, we cannot rule out the possibility of it triggering a global recession.
The deadlines tomorrow, huh? Its not a surprise that everyones panicking.
Music: Big Bang Burger March
Time for a stress burger.
This is the final task before you can ascend to the rank of Captain. Our stores behemoth burger stands in your way! A meal of leviathan proportions
Holy moly, is this burger a space elevator!? This doesnt seem legal!
The Cosmic Tower Burger!
This burger is the ultimate embodiment of the limitless nature of space! The volume the flavor the calories Every aspect of this burger is astronomical! If you can succeed at eating the entire thing, youll be presented with an extraordinary gift.
I wonder if anyones ever actually finished it
Well then, its time to get the thirty-minute Big Bang Challenge started! Ready Go!
Music: High Pressure
This is a tough battle !
I dont think you have the luxury of enjoying the taste. Dont chew, just swallow!
Maaku, you scare me, man.
Y-You Youve done it again!
Music: Everyday Days
Since you managed to topple the Cosmic Tower Burger I present to you The higest-ranked certification available here: the Captain Badge!
It gives +50 HP. Kinda lame.
You are hereby promoted to the rank of Captain. No more challenges await you But please do the challenge again and show us how gallant you are! Well be wholeheartedly awaiting your return!
You were so admirable, taking on such a daunting task with that intense level of courage!
Maaku gains Guts +3.
Your pace, your strategy of using well-timed drinks, and just the spectacular way you devoured it Everything was perfect!
Maaku gains Knowledge +3, Charm +3, and Proficiency +3.
*Bloated, mouth dripping with grease, speech slurred* IatethebigburgerMakotoandnowImcharmingenoughtohangoutwithyouPLEASELOVEME
Come on, we should head home. Im full just from watching you
Music: Beneath the Mask
Dude, this aint just some normal oversleeping stuff! Our deadlines tomorrow! If Futabas not up by then
But can she really do anything even if she does wake up ?
Yeah If shes been asleep all this time, do you think shes having some kind of long dream?
Hm, dreams are said to be the sorting of memories, after all. She surely needs ample time to face her troubled past.
Her past? You think shes really facing all that shit right now ?
If that is the case she would probably need a great amount more time to do so.
Well, just give us a ring if anything changes!
Were counting on you!
I have to agree with Makoto. Who knows how this might turn out
Music: Time to Repent
Its even hotter this summer. Um, do you have some time today? Id like to request a match with you.
Thank you. I look forward to it.
Music: Break it Down
The battlefield is mine The Ultimate Togo Kingdom is complete.
All of my pieces have been taken Hifumi has left me utterly defeated.
But to think you could stay standing after being struck by my Silver Infinity Sword Youve improved, considering that you endured the climbing silver so early in the match. The determination Im sensing from you is a real inspiration. I must think of a new move Im afraid youll surpass me one day, if I dont stay sharp.
Hes a very famous shogi player Im aiming to be the first woman to reach the pro ranking league. Im sure it will draw a lot of attention, especially after that article However, I dont intend to lose. This is my chance to display my true skills. ...I confess I am a bit scared, though.
However, that also means I have a chance of winning, even though my opponent is ranked higher. To be honest, Im not sure how well my skills will hold up against a true professional
So, um theres a move I want to try out. Would you like to play another match ?
Thank you very much. Strategically place your pieces in the enemys zone to increase your chances of getting gold. Be sure to use that tactic in your next match. For today, try and steal the pieces you want from me.
I feel Hifumis trust in me growing...
Im not sure that this is what Hifumi meant by getting gold, but whatever. This is a very interesting and very useful skill. There are a lot of skills in this game that involve ambushes, or money, or defeating enemies quickly, so Narikin has some really fascinating synergies. The obvious one, and the only one we really have available at the moment, is combining it with Chihayas Money Reading to even further increase the amount of money we obtain.
Well then, lets begin the match
I feel like playing shogi with Hifumi has helped sharpen my Knowledge
Maaku gains Knowledge +1.
Thank you for the match. I look forward to our next one
Are the Phantom Thieves even doing anything?
Hey! What are we gonna do!?
I should never have trusted the Phantom Thieves
Whats going to happen tomorrow ?
I guess theres nothing the Phantom Thieves could do
Medjed must have been too much for them.
Stock prices are plummeting again
Maybe Medjeds true goal was
Futabas still asleep too This wont be good
Todays the day Wakaba passed. I do this every year Here, Ive got a cup for you too.
Futaba reminds me so much of her mother. Shes a smart girl. Doesnt just go with the flow, either. Wakaba Your work and your kid were so fulfilling for you Whyd you have to die so suddenly ? ...That reminds me, you saw me talking to that prosecutor-- I mean, that woman in a suit, right? I remembered you were real bothered by it. She might come back, so I guess I should tell you about it. That woman was trying to get information on Wakabas research out of me.
Thats what we heard in the Palace.
You dont need to know what the research was about. Just know there was some trouble around it. Obviously, Wakaba got dragged into that as well. Now, they ruled her death a suicide but Ive got my doubts.
Doubts? Could she have been killed?
Supposedly, there were people who wanted to take her research and use it for their own benefit Dont get me wrong though. I dont have a lick of evidence. Thats why I havent told Futaba any of this. I dont want to cause her any more trouble.
It sounded like she had suspicions of her own based on what she said in the Palace.
Still, theres one thing I regret. It was right before Wakaba died She told me, I think I might die. I brushed it off thinking it was just a joke, but if I had just taken her seriously *sigh* Thats another reason I took Futaba in Redemption. She went through such horrible things. Those heartless adults just yelled at the poor girl Hey how do you heal emotional scars?
Kind of a big question, man.
Of course Sorry.
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
N-Never mind that How did you get here ?
Uh I walked.
Was that bad?
Th-Thats not it! Im just shocked to see you out of the house
Uh Im sorry I worried you.
(on the verge of tears) ...Ha ...Its all right.
By the way, whats the date today?
Eh? Its uh its the 21st.
Sojiro then walks offscreen, because I guess there was something more interesting going on over there.
Oh, I remember now. Medjed.
I heard someones tampering with the system.
Is it Medjed? No, it couldnt be
What are the police doing? Theyre so incompetent
Even the Phantom Thieves couldnt stop them
Hmph, Medjed. Now, how do we cook them?
Hey, Futaba? We dont have much time left. Are you sure you could do this!?
Is this a dream ? Im going back to sleep
It is NOT a dream! Get up! Say something, Maaku!
Now hurry it up!
...Eh, I guess it doesnt matter. Lets get cracking!
I dont think she can hear me Talk about intense concentration. This place is so messy Im surprised she can focus at all. Futaba? You should really clean your room a bit.
Oh well. Just waiting around is boring. Lets clean the place up.
I dont think a light dusting is gonna do much, Maaku.
Well, Futaba? Were done on our end. Are you finished yet?
Guess well just have to keep waiting
More time passes
Wh-Whats up? Something happened?
Finished? What is?
We cleaned it.
Uh, who cleaned it?
Anyway, is it true? Did you really take care of Medjed?
I handled them, and someone else handled my room ! I dont understand, but this is good!
Music: Break it Down (Elp Version)
Hey, Futaba! Whats wrong!?
Well, it looks like its been taken care of. I guess we should get home and sleep too
That has to be fake, right? Theres no way!
Im scared Whats going to happen?
Are the police taking action ? Theyre ignoring it? Seriously!?
Still, Im sure the Phantom Thieves will do something
Music: Beneath the Mask
She must have been quite exhausted. I cant say I blame her at all.
If Medjeds been affected, it will surely make the news. That should be enough to confirm whether or not the deeds been done.
The why dont we all watch the news together?
Yes. We should meet up at Leblanc as usual.
See you tomorrow, guys!
We should be in the clear now, right ?
Some citizens are trying to avoid going outdoors, and people have been in a constant state of worry.
What are they worried about going outdoors for? Do they think its going to turn into the New York scene from Fate of the Furious?
Many corporations have been working around the clock without sleep to prepare for the attack.
Nothings changed yet. All we can do is pray
It occurs to me that I havent been showing off a particularly infamous part of this game, which is Morgana telling us to go to sleep on any day where we do anything of note. Most times you start in the attic instead of on the ground floor of Leblanc, you cant go out at night. Theres some parts coming up that are well-known for not letting us go out for a rather long time, but I just thought Id start including these, so you can better understand the experience
No way I cant believe it
This isnt a joke, is it!?
They lost!? How could this happen ?
Oh no! Another lame cliffhanger that will be resolved in about twelve seconds, and which the outcome of is maddeningly obvious! I guess well find out what happens next time!