Part 59: Akane route, chapter 8: Peace and quietAkane route, chapter 8: Peace and quiet
Goon: Eh, not bad.
76th: Fudou Gunma
122nd: Hokari Jun'ichirou
125th: Hinomoto Hikari
128th: Sakaki Takumi
131st: Minazuki Kotoko
248th: Ichimonji Akane
310th: Akai Homura
Goon: Hey, Ichimonji-san.
Akane: Hey, how'd you do on your tests?
Goon: Not bad, I guess. How did you do?
Akane: Me? Not good at all.
Akane: I mean, I don't really care about my grades, and I don't have time to study anyway.
Goon: (When she puts it like that, it feels kind of stupid to care so much about my grades.)
12/17: Kendo exhibition
Another Goon victory!
12/22: Takumi hands over the Ijuuin Christmas ticket
The dialogue is the same as in the previous run.
12/24: The Ijuuin Christmas party
Here's the interesting part about the Christmas party on this run. Hikari is the only person we run into. No Jun + Homura, no Akane... just Hikari.
Oh, and this happened too. Every time, I swear.
1/1: The New Year!
This year's New Year's cards are...
Hikari's card, which is the same as before.
Goon: Here's Ichimonji-san's card.
Goon: It's just like her to send a simple card like this.
Happy new year.
Last year, you were a big help to me.
Let's have another good year this year.
Goon: Here's Akai-san's card.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
There is an arrow pointing at the splotch, and written sideways is "It dripped."
There are no words.
Takumi and Jun's cards are also the same as before.
Goon: Oh, hey, Ichimonji-san!
Akane: Happy new year!
Goon: Happy new year to you, too.
Akane: Hey, want to go with me for hatsumoude?
Goon: Yeah, let's go!
Akane: Really? That's great!
Akane: Go get ready, I'll be waiting.
Goon: Okay. I'll go change right now.
Akane: Take your time, I can wait.
Goon: Oh, you're in a haregi today.
Akane: Y, yeah. What do you think?
Akane: It's my mom's, so it's kind of old...
Option 1: Don't you look just like your mom?
Option 2: It suits you perfectly. You look cute.
Option 3: That's pretty out of style.
Goon: It suits you perfectly. You look cute.
Akane: N, no way.
Goon: (Looks like I made a great impression!)
Goon: Shall we?
Akane: Hatsumoude is the first memorable event of the year, isn't it.
Goon: Yeah, I suppose so.
Akane: Thanks partly to the cold, I'm literally shivering in anticipation.
Akane: Let's hurry up and pay our respects.
Goon: (She's really into it this year.)
Goon: What should I wish for?
I broke my own rule for the first time here and wished for health here, thanks to the demands of the Akane route. We need some Stamina in order to be able to fight against Soubanchou, so I actually wished for health!
Goon: I wish for a healthy year.
It was worth 22 extra Stamina, which wasn't great overall, but we can use all the help we can get in that department, and Akane has proven that she doesn't care about grades that much.
Akane: Hey, are you okay going home without pulling your fortune?
Goon: Alright, let's do it!
Akane: I figured as much. Let's go.
Goon: Let's see, this year's luck is...
Goon: K, Kyou (bad fortune).
Goon: (How did Ichimonji-san do?)
Akane: So, how's this year look for you?
Goon: Here, see your yourself.
Goon: Hey, come to think of it, did you not pull one?
Akane: Yeah. It's a waste, don't you think?
Akane: You pay your money, and if you get something bad on there, then you start your year feeling bad.
Goon: (Hmm, I guess I shouldn't expect any less from her, but...)
Akane: Whew, that was a huge crowd. I'm pretty tired.
Goon: Yeah, I hear that.
Akane: Now, when I get home, I'm going to do a whole lot of nothing!
Akane: I'll just lie around, and enjoy sleeping through the new year!
Akane: I don't get a real holiday like this very often.
Goon: Yeah, you're normally so busy.
Goon: Good luck this coming year, too.
1/7: Tower date with Akane
The wild Akane in winter. Also of note, some time in the past few months, she started liking Goon enough to show up for dates early.
Goon: This tower has a great view from the observation deck.
Akane: Really? I love being up high.
Goon: That's great. Let's get up there!
Akane: Wow, what a great view!
Option 1: Yeah, this is perfectly picturesque.
Option 2: The view from a plane is way better.
Option 3: This is the perfect height to enjoy the view from.
Goon: Yeah, this is perfectly picturesque.
Akane: Yeah, there's not much more to say than that.
Akane: How wonderful!
Goon: (Looks like I made a great impression!)
Next time: I'll be running straight through the last stretch of the game on my stream, and then finishing up the Akane route over the next few posts. Hopefully, I'll be done in time to take a break over Memorial Day. And if you're wondering, yes, the Akane route is backloaded - there are 7 unique Akane events packed into 5 game months coming up!