WELCOME TO THE CASTLE OF NIGHTMARES! Journey to the country of Alcaland and unveil the mystery behind its missing people. As one of ten powerful psychics summoned to solve the incident, are you strong enough to delve into the depths of the Swan Castle and discover the truth, or will you succumb to its nightmare? _________ __ .__ _____ \_ ___ \_____ _______/ |_| | ____ _____/ ____\ / \ \/\__ \ / ___/\ __\ | _/ __ \ / _ \ __\ \ \____/ __ \_\___ \ | | | |_\ ___/ ( <_> ) | \______ (____ /____ > |__| |____/\___ > \____/|__| \/ \/ \/ \/ _________.__ .__ __ .__ .__ .___.___.___ / _____/| |__ |__| | _|__| _________ _____ |__| | | | | \_____ \ | | \| | |/ / |/ ___\__ \ / \| | | | | | / \| Y \ | <| / /_/ > __ \| Y Y \ | | | | | /_______ /|___| /__|__|_ \__\___ (____ /__|_| /__| |___|___|___| \/ \/ \/ /_____/ \/ \/ Game Script (c) Gunarm Dyne (Dave Paradise) gunarm_dyne AT hotmail DOT com Version 1.00 - Started July 9, 2008, last updated July 20, 2008 Welcome to my Castle of Shikigami III Game Script guide. This guide is a simple transcript of every conversation between all combinations of characters in the game's arcade mode with minor modifications to include text that is spoken but not necessarily printed on the screen. Otherwise, the text will be exactly as it is in the game, including any errors made. This is my first FAQ so I hope everyone enjoys reading through both the serious and very silly conversations that this great game has to offer. Needless to say, this guide contains spoilers. *=============================================================================* Table of Contents *=============================================================================* 1. Updates (cs301) 2. Character profiles (cs302) 3. Single-player scenarios (cs303) A. Kohtaro Kuga/Sayo Yuuki (cs3ko) B. Batu Barai (cs3ba) C. Emilio Stanburke (cs3em) D. Fumiko Odette Van Stein (cs3fu) E. Roger Sasuke (cs3ro) F. Gennojo Hyuga (cs3ge) G. Mihee Kim (cs3mi) H. Nagino Ise (cs3na) I. Reika Kirishima (cs3re) J. Munchausen (cs3mu) 4. Two-player scenarios (cs304) A1. Kohtaro + Batu (ko+ba) A2. Kohtaro + Emilio (ko+em) A3. Kohtaro + Fumiko (ko+fu) A4. Kohtaro + Roger (ko+ro) A5. Kohtaro + Gennojo (ko+ge) A6. Kohtaro + Mihee (ko+mi) A7. Kohtaro + Nagino (ko+na) A8. Kohtaro + Reika (ko+re) A9. Kohtaro + Munchausen (ko+mu) B1. Batu + Emilio (ba+em) B2. Batu + Fumiko (ba+fu) B3. Batu + Roger (ba+ro) B4. Batu + Gennojo (ba+ge) B5. Batu + Mihee (ba+mi) B6. Batu + Nagino (ba+na) B7. Batu + Reika (ba+re) B8. Batu + Munchausen (ba+mu) C1. Emilio + Fumiko (em+fu) C2. Emilio + Roger (em+ro) C3. Emilio + Gennojo (em+ge) C4. Emilio + Mihee (em+mi) C5. Emilio + Nagino (em+na) C6. Emilio + Reika (em+re) C7. Emilio + Munchausen (em+mu) D1. Fumiko + Roger (fu+ro) D2. Fumiko + Gennojo (fu+ge) D3. Fumiko + Mihee (fu+mi) D4. Fumiko + Nagino (fu+na) D5. Fumiko + Reika (fu+re) D6. Fumiko + Munchausen (fu+mu) E1. Roger + Gennojo (ro+ge) E2. Roger + Mihee (ro+mi) E3. Roger + Nagino (ro+na) E4. Roger + Reika (ro+re) E5. Roger + Munchausen (ro+mu) F1. Gennojo + Mihee (ge+mi) F2. Gennojo + Nagino (ge+na) F3. Gennojo + Reika (ge+re) F4. Gennojo + Munchausen (ge+mu) G1. Mihee + Nagino (mi+na) G2. Mihee + Reika (mi+re) G3. Mihee + Munchausen (mi+mu) H1. Nagino + Reika (na+re) H2. Nagino + Munchausen (na+mu) I1. Reika + Munchausen (re+mu) 5. Credits, Thanks, Legal Info (cs305) *=============================================================================* 1. Updates (cs301) *=============================================================================* Version 1.00 - July 20, 2008 - All scenarios complete - Corrected more errors Version 0.56 - July 16, 2008 - Added 20 of the 2P scenarios - Corrected various errors on my part Version 0.18 - July 12, 2008 - Completed 1P scenarios Version 0.01 - July 9, 2008 - Project start - Set up the layout and Table of Contents *=============================================================================* 2. Character Profiles (cs302) *=============================================================================* Character profiles taken from the instruction manual. =KOHTARO KUGA= The hero of the series. Due to the death of his longtime shikigami, Sazae, he has come back weaker than before. He still makes the mistake of calling out for Sazae and causes blunders for those around him. This is the story of his rise back from his loss. He has grown taller, and sadness and frustration have cast a shadow over him. But once an incident occurs, he takes action more passionately than before. He has gotten rid of his school uniform and appears in a cool new outfit chosen by Fumiko. He also works as a translator and interpreter. =SAYO YUUKI= A shrine maiden that was resurrected when she was fused together with Kohtaro's shikigami, Sazae. She feels jealous (and guilty) watching Kohtaro disheartened due to the loss of his partner. Her blunt attitude toward him has changed, and she now tries to be helpful - while rejecting him at the same time. Since her former shikigami, Yata, is a national treasure and cannot be leased out, she has gone out on her own. Since their battle potential is only half when alone, Kohtaro and Sayo travel together. Whether her fusion with Sazae is the cause or not, Sayo's kimono has a tendency to slip off of her shoulder. =GENNOJO HYUGA= A psychic private investigator. He is one of the tsukigamizoku (Moongod tribe) living in Japan and is an okami (great deity, wolf). At first he was against going on this mission because it was a request from the government, but since he was in dire straits with his living expenses, he finally gave in to the compensation and went on his first trip abroad. Whether it is due to pride or not, he tries to act like an avid traveler by acting like he knows it all, reading guidebooks, and study- ing foreign languages. He's a rather adorable middle-aged man who likes to call himself a young man. Once again, though his character has changed, he partners up with Mihee to solve the incident. He is a proud and stubborn man who always ends up volunteering to take on the most difficult of tasks himself. =FUMIKO ODETTE VAN STEIN= A gorgeous witch, in many different ways. She is said to be more of a villain than the greatest enemy in the series. Her hobby is to steal the men of other women. Her second hobby is trampling upon people. She has arrived in Alcaland to return to her homeland - and go on a honeymoon. For Fumiko, Alcaland is a memo- rable place she visted a number of times when she was a young girl. She looks around her surroundings with fond memories and can't help but feel melancholic. =ROGER SASUKE= An American ninja. At this point, Japan's international contri- bution, psychic abilities, and investigation have nothing to do with him, but Roger looks forward to this trip and participates on his own dime. (He even created the travel pamphlets and handed them out.) From one perspective, he's one of the people that participate in this case with the impurest of intentions, along with Fumiko. He is Kohtaro Kuga's good friend and a serious Wapanese. However, his ninjutsu and methods are authentic, having learned them from the real deal - even his ninja sword is genuine. Because of this, he's as useful as Gennojo, a professional invest tigator. He is bummed that he is the only one Nagino doesn't call papa. =EMILIO STANBURKE= A good-looking young boy with black hair and suspenders. Only 10 years old, he is a member of the noblest of the royal families in Alcaland and detests foreign intervention into its domestic matters. He is a high-spirited boy who said, "Our country has the strengths of its own tradi- tions." After stating this, he went out to investigate on his own. He always has a worried look on his face, what some people refer to as a Majar melancholic. He uses a demon known as Devour, which can change into various shapes. (In Christian countries, they are called shikigami.) He is very stubborn and proud, and though he has a good personality, he is fixated on authority and has a slight tendency to look down on commoners. =BATU HARAI= A brooding exorcist hired by Emilio Stanburke. He is an apostate priest that wields an extending spear in the shape of a cross. He is tired of Emilio's national- ism and wants to hurry and get the job done. He considers the foreign guests demons and has written a petition to headquarters asking for orders to subjugate (i.e. punish) them. He likes hard liquor. =MIHEE KIM= A fighting doctor from Seoul, Korea, holding her head while on a plane thinking, why me? Her left hand trembles and is said to be able to kill anyone who touches it. When her hand trembles in the operating room, patients often plead for their lives. Because of this, she has the misfortune of being called a quack, even though she is a skilled surgeon. Due to her bold, free-spirited nature, she did not get along with her conservative parents and left to study abroad: she has not returned to her homeland. Mihee's an avid traveler, but when she wnet to visit some relatives in Japan, their dojo was closed and they were in prison... As she stood there stunned, a well-dressed investigator saying he was a friend of the relatives approached her. She somehoe ended up going to Alcaland. =REIKA KIRISHIMA= A female police officer. Number 0, division 0 in the metropolitan police department. She is known as Time Gal. She has long, silky green hair, wears a bare mid-riff outfit, and has long slim legs. With her anachronous costume and mouth, she strives to be a first-class time criminal. She really has time jumping capa- bilities as she says, but most people don't believe her (to her dismay). Incidentally, she is only 17 years old. She is a high school student as well as a police officer. Reika travels anywhere from the years 1888 and 2145, and she can be seen appear- ing in various locations (like in the background). =NAGINO ISE= She is a nuclear attack-class troublemaker, messing with the relationships of Gennojo and Kohtaro, who she both calls papa, and Fumiko and Sayo, who she both calls mama. She is 9 years old and is a happy elementary school student who isn't going to school. She has the mystical power of turning the words she says into reality. As a guardian, she carries the rabbit deity known as "Strider" in her backpack. =MUNCHAUSEN= He is like a young uncle to Fumiko, and is Kohtaro Kuga's good friend. He shows another side of himself as the versatile butler, and this time around, you can even see him looking cool without his glasses. "I will educate you. Please prepare yourself." *=============================================================================* 3. Single-player scenarios (cs303) *=============================================================================* +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --A. Kohtaro Kuga/Sayo Yuuki------------------------------------------(cs3ko)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Sayo: Why did that spirit of gluttony and death choose to merge with me on the day that I died? I don't know if I'll ever learn the truth, but I don't want to know... I wonder what my feelings desire? Which one of me has feelings for that man? -STAGE 1- Kohtaro: ...The missing people must be here. Okay, let's go Sazae... I mean... Sayo. Sayo: ... Kohtaro: Wh-what? Why are you holding my hand so tightly? Sayo: What are you thinking!? I'm just getting some nourishment! Ever since I merged with your shikigami, I get hungry if I don't make contact with you like this. Kohtaro: Oh, ohhh. Um, I'm sorry I called you by the wrong name. Sayo: ...I don't mind. She was important to you. I at least know that. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Back by popular demand, the pretty flower of the Shikigami world has returned! Her name is Yukari! ...Uh, why did you guys suddenly move apart? Sayo: It's nothing, evil dream. Kohtaro: Of course, it's nothing, stupid. Yukari: Wait a minute? Isn't this 1P mode? Why are there two of you here? Kohtaro: You're talking nonsense again! Wait! If you have something to do with the missing people, this'll be easy! I'll just punch you out as usual! Let's go, Sazae! Sayo: Okay! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Waaaaaaaaaaaaah... I'm playing against two players! Kohtaro: ...You're under arrest! -STAGE 2- Sayo: ... Kohtaro: What's the matter? Are you not feeling well? Sayo: You called me Sazae back there... Kohtaro: Oh, uh, I'm sorry. It was an old habit. Sayo: I'm going to hold a grudge... Kohtaro: ...I'm sorry. Sayo: Please call me by my name. Not someone else's. Kohtaro: Okay! No problem. I'll be careful. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: ... Sayo: ...Uncle... Kohtaro: What's this? You said you were a loner, but here you are with family. Shikou: I'm glad to see that you can make such expressions now... Is it because of that boy? Kohtaro: I'm a young man. Shikou: You're still a boy. You have my gratitude. But you must defeat me. Right, Sayo? Fight for your freedom. Sayo: Aren't you going to blame me? Shikou: No... it may be strange for me, the pursuer, to say this, but I wanted for you to be this way. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: ...It was a mistake for people to artificially create the existence of a final battle. Sayo... stay alive. Sayo: Uncle, uncle! -STAGE 3- Sayo: ... Kohtaro: ...Don't cry so much. Um, well... Uh. I'll help you in any way that I can. Sayo: ...Then be kind to me. Just be kind to me now while I'm crying... -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: An innocent wind is blowing. I was once like that as well. Sayo: ...This, this isn't what you think. Kohtaro: This just happened. Freedom: Are you going to hold hands? Kohtaro: This isn't what you think. Sayo: ... Kohtaro: Hey, what about you there? Sayo: Why are you back to calling me you? Didn't I say my name is Sayo? Freedom: Hmhmhm, don't fight. I'd love to watch you two all day, but it can't be helped. Let's get started. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: The things you see in this castle are nightmares. Here, you see the things you don't want to see most. ...But, good luck. I'm sure the two of you will be able to make it. -STAGE 4- Sayo: ... Kohtaro: I'm really sorry. How long do you want me to apologize? Sayo: Whenever it suits you, you call me you. Kohtaro: Okay! If it means that much to you, I'll call you Sayo no matter what. Sayo, Sayo, Sayo, Sayo, Sayo... Sayo: Don't shout it out repeatedly. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: ...Master Kohtaro. Kohtaro: You know me? Kagachi: Yes, for a while. ...You may not have realized it, but I've been protecting you. Kohtaro: ... Kagachi: I won't fight you. But for Lady Tsukiko's sake, I'm going to kill that woman. Kohtaro: ...Tsuki... Kagachi: Forgive me! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: ...Regrettable. I would have at least liked to have gotten in one blow on that woman. -STAGE 5- Sayo: ...He said Tsukiko... Uh, isn't that the name of your childhood friend...? Kohtaro: No... It can't be... She's supposed to be asleep in a hospital in Japan. She's in no condition to get up... -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the casle of nightmares. I'm your greatest nightmare... Hmhmhm, just kidding. Koh, how've you been? Kohtaro: Tsukiko! Sayo: (...Is this the person that Kohtaro has in his heart?) Tsukiko: Don't give me that look. This was fate. Didn't I ask you to introduce me to your girlfriend someday? It seems my wish came true. But I you think you'd get along with someone more energetic. Also, maybe an older person or a foreigner. Sayo: (She's talking about Fumiko...) Kohtaro: Fate? How is that fate!? Tsukiko: Don't you know? Grandfather is behind this. Koh, you're supposed to kill everybody and become king. Kohtaro: Uwaaaaaaahh! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: Now the spell... will be complete. *crumble* -ENDING- Sayo embraced Kohtaro who was crying like a child. Sayo: ...Don't cry. Please don't cry... I'm here for you. I'll always be here... Kohtaro cries inside Sayo's arms. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --B. Batu Harai-------------------------------------------------------(cs3ba)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Batu: The castle that only appears during a full moon is known as the Swan Castle. After a long absence, I, Batu Harai, returned to my homeland as a mercenary. Whet I heard about my homeland's predicament, I had to do something. -STAGE 1- Batu: A castle bathed in the light of a full moon... It's a nice fairy tale, but it makes me uneasy. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Batu: ...A woman, huh? Yukari: So what? Batu: ...Never mind. I have no right to judge anyone, not since the day I first killed for money. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: It hurts... Batu: It'll end soon enough. -STAGE 2- Batu: What is your intent by returning to your homeland, Batu, son of Bayan? ...Do you want to be a hero? -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: Welcome to the castle of nightmares, warrior. Or should I call you knight? Batu: I'm not honorable enough to be called a warrior. And I'm not pretty enough to be a knight. Shikou: I see you come alone, and without sword or shield. "Regret" seems to motivate your actions. Your heart spoke to you. You found a reason more worthy than money or fame. Batu: I'm just a mercenary that made a pact with hell. I no longer hear the voice of heaven. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Well done! You may proceed! Batu: ... -STAGE 3- Batu: ...Long ago, I made a deal with the devil, just because I desired mere money. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: What a brave wind. It's like a breeze ready to oppose a tempest. The wind in your heart must have spoken to you. It said, "Fight, Batu." Batu: It's not my voice. It is the voice of the dead: the voice of my wife, the voice of my son. Freedom: ...I see. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: When the battle ends, you will... Batu: No one that attacks this castle alone would consider something like that. Until I've had my fill of battle, I have time to repent in hell. -STAGE 4- Batu: ...Until I've had my fill of battle. Indeed... I have an eternity to repent in hell. But I can't die just yet. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You're alone. Now and forever. You'll always be alone. Batu: ...Naturally. There's no way I can go to heaven and face my family. Kagachi: But you're not alone yet. You have me afterall. Your enemy. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: You should've just died. It's tormenting to be alone. Batu: I'll do that when I'm tired of fighting. -STAGE 5- Batu: ...I don't even have a strategy, yet I've come this far. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares, mercenary with a death wish. I am your greatest nightmare. Batu: Death wish or not, I'll die when I win. And this place is hardly a castle of nightmares. This is a good place to die. Today is a good day to die. I think I will have a good death. So, nightmare of whatever you are, this is the end for you. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...What will waking all of the sleeping people do? What do you intend to gain? Batu: Nothing. I don't want anything. Not anymore... Not from anyone. Tsukiko: Let... reality crush you. -ENDING- With his chest pierced by the enemy's last blow, Batu smiled as he watched the castle crumble. Batu: This is a good end... I wonder if the voice I heard... really was my son... ...If only I had been more of a father to him... *crumble* +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --C. Emilio Stanburke-------------------------------------------------(cs3em)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Emilio: Bearing a grudge against the world, my father was engulfed in power and passed on yesterday. As the one who took over the dark side of the royal family, I have a demon living in me. I wonder why this happened to me. Was it wrong for me to have been born? -STAGE 1- Emilio: So, this is the Swan Castle... The place that holds my people captive. ...Alright. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Oh! How cuuute~ Emilio: Unhand me, woman! Yukari: What the matter? A little hug won't do any harm, will it? Emilio: I'm saying it's odd to do that to someone you don't even know. Who are you anyway? Yukari: Oh, me? I'm the boss for this stage. Emilio: ... Yukari: ... Emilio: Let's to battle. Yukari: Okay. Man, this is gonna be tough. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: I knew I couldn't get myself to hurt a cute little boy like you! Emilio: What kind of place is this? -STAGE 2- Emilio: This place reminds me of a nightmare. It's like something out of a fairy tale. Come to think of it, that woman was similar to a witch. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: You seem dignified and accustomed to giving orders. Are you of royal upbringing? Emilio: My name is Emilio Stanburke. I am the Count of this country. Return my people to me. Shikou: I am Shikou Mibuya. I am usually not permitted to reveal my name... But I am pleased to be able to fight people of such esteem. Emilio: Thank you, Shikou. Shikou: ...Heh. Here I come! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Well done... You may proceed. Emilio: ...Don't you think even for a bit that it is meaningless to fight? Shikou: ...I fight for the same reason you do. When nothing else can be done. -STAGE 3- Emilio: It hurts.... Demon that gnaws at me from within, if you can hear me, obey my command. If you wish to claim my life, do it after I save my people... -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A sad wind is blowing. A wind that believes it has been abandoned by everything. Emilio: I'm... I'm royalty. Everyone expects no less of me. So I'm alone. What of it? I'll take it into consideration but there's nothing I can do about it. I will perform my duty until I die. Freedom: ...Do not cry. Your dreams and your reality are not the same, for better and for worse. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: Even so, the wind continues to blow, and it does not hate you. Emilio: Then what do you want me to do!? You just disappear when you want to! -STAGE 4- Emilio: Why am I being lectured by the enemy? They say something kind, so they can attack me... They're just going to be killed by me. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Welcome warrior. I am your enemy. Emilio: If you return my people, you are not my enemy. Please return them. I don't want to hurt anyone else. Kagachi: Lies. You don't want to hurt your conscience. If you are a warrior, throw such things away. Be a beast! Emilio: I am not a warrior, nor am I a beast. I... -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: That was a good battle. Emilio: Why can't you just leave me alone...? -STAGE 5- Emilio: Why can't they just leave me alone? Wjy can't everyone just leave me alone...? Is it my fault? Who should I apologize to? -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares, young Count. I am your greatest nightmare. Emilio: Enough prattle. Return my people to me. Tsukiko: Why? They laugh and call you a spoiled brat, a demon child abandoned by his own mother. Emilio: Even I know that... Tsukiko: ...Then why do you fight? Emilio: Though some people may look down on me, I am not going to become the kind of person they expect me to be. And there just might be someone out there who needs me. Tsukiko: Your dream is so foolish it's sad. ...Very well, I'll fight you. Then you can die and have sweet dreams. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...It may not seem like it, but I'm very much like you. Emilio: Absurd. Tsukiko: Like me, you are fond of the light, but you will never live under or acquire it. So I'll show pity on you. I will die along with you. Emilio: No thanks. I don't mind dying, but not right now. I still have a duty to fulfill as royalty! It's not over yet. It's not over yet! -ENDING- And... After Emilio awakened the citizens, he laid down on the meadow where the castle had disappeared. And as he gave the citizens a smile, he quietly took his last breath and passed away as if he were sleeping. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --D. Fumiko Odette Van Stein------------------------------------------(cs3fu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Fumiko: This country isn't very industrious and is always drinking wine. Reminds me of home and makes me miserable. But that's fine. I'll help you if you say so. You just owe me another one. -STAGE 1- Fumiko: The details are a little sketchy. Maybe this castle isn't authentic. Even so, the magic is pretty good. Now I'm interested. I think I'll go for a walk. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: ...You're finally here. Sky-blue Witch. Fumiko: And you are? Yukari: ...Yukari Horiguchi. Yu-ka-ri! I was the 4th stage boss in the last game! A lot has happened since the terrible time dealing with you! But I managed to get a new job! With that said, sorry. But this is as far as you go. Prepare yourself. Fumiko: I'm so sorry. I have no interest in a face I've already stepped on, nor a face as plain as yours. Oh, but let me say this from the bottom of my heart: Congratulations on the new job. The person that hired you must have very unusual taste or poor vision. Yukari: ...Tch. I don't expect to verbally win against an old maid like you. I'll defeat you with my fighting skills. I'm not the same person as before! Now I'm Yukari Mark 2! I always get the hex I'm aiming for! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Fumiko: Did you really think you could beat me with your skills? Yukari: Ugh... Fumiko: Didn't you realize you were demoted once you were put on Stage 1? You're so stupid. Yukari: Y-You're a bully... -STAGE 2- Fumiko: Little tramp! Old maid, huh? I should've killed her a few more times. Oh well, I'll take it out on the next one. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: Good of you for coming from so far away, Sky-blue Witch and the shield of Japan. Fumiko: ...My, you're quite an attractive man. Shikou: ...I guess I should say thanks. Or should I say I'm honored? Fumiko: ...Either is fine. I'm used to it, but it's refreshing to hear it on the battlefield. Shikou: But I'm your enemy. Fumiko: I like fighting against men my type. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: ...You went easy. I can't die like this... Fumiko: I like to give handsome men a second chance. You need to be more refined. -STAGE 3- Fumiko: This place is pretty nice. I hope there are a lot more handsome men. Ah, I know. It might be nice to make a castle like this. I'll have Munchausen figure it out. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A sky-blue wind is blowing. ...So you made it, my child. My greatest sin. Fumiko: ...Step...mother? It can't be. Freedom: ...You still call me that, I see. Fumiko: ... Hmhmhmhmhm. Freedom: ...What's the matter? Fumiko: Today's a good day. I get another chance to kill you. I'm so happy, I'm crying. Freedom: ...You still think of that person... -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Fumiko: I feel much better now. -STAGE 4- Fumiko: I'm relieved. If Kohtaro were here, he might have been taken from me. He does seem weak against that type. There might be other women like her ahead, I'd better taken them all down... At any rate... Nah... -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You are beautiful. Fumiko: Strange face, but I kind of like you. Kagachi: You're the second person who said they kind of like me. Fumiko: Are you fighting for her? Kagachi: That's right. From the bottom of my heart. I think I would've died for you if you'd said that to me first. Fumiko: Thanks for the compliment. I'm pleased. ...Now then, let's begin. Kagachi: Of course. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: ...Kill me. Fumiko: No. Lay there and think about how you should've died. But if you're a man, you should keep on living. -STAGE 5- Fumiko: ..At this rate, the last one must be a woman. How disappointing. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I'm your greatest nightmare. Fumiko: ...You're not as bad as a nightmare. I know all about you. You're Kohtaro's childhood friend. Tsukiko: ...Yes, and what you fear most is... Fumiko: Having Kohyaro stolen by you. So it's not a nightmare yet. After all, I'm going to kill you. It's all the same, no matter who my opponent is. Male enemies I can let live, but female ones have to die. I'm a little particular about that. Tsukiko: Perverted much? Fumiko: I'm just honest with myself. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...I'm not finished yet. Fumiko: Oh, I'm glad. I wasn't finished killing you yet. -ENDING- Fumiko: Oh no, morning again? How many times does Kohtaro expect me to stay up all night? If he wants me to stay up all night, I'd prefer to stay up for a different reason. *sigh* He really has stolen my heart. Still, it is a great day. I got to defeat quite a few people in my way. Sayo's the only one left. What a refreshing morning. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --E. Roger Sasuke-----------------------------------------------------(cs3ro)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Roger: I am Roger Sasuke, the international ninja who has trouble dealing with his increasing popularity. This time I am here with my beloved Kohato and Sayo in Eastern Europe. I feel a little embarrassed about my first trip abroad. -STAGE 1- Roger: According to that tramp Reika, a mistake will occur between my beloved Kohtaro and Sayo tonight. I won't allow it, Sayo... I mean Kohataro! Aahahaha! I'm going to destroy this castle and change the course of history! Let's go, Moonsong! Pierce my enemies! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: What's with the cosplay? *gasp* You're not here to stop me from becoming a global idol, are you!? Roger: Earth, wind and fire call out to me. They tell me to protect my friends. For their sake and the friendship I hold dear, my shuriken will fly! Behold! You're as good as dead! My name is Roger Sasuke, the internationl ninja who travels the world! I've arrived with a new look! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Why do you always show up!? I need to increase my appearance fee! Rwaahh! Roger: Kohtaro is not the type to dislike a girl like you... -STAGE 2- Roger: I must hurry! There's only two hours left, I must solve this incident before Sayo and Kohtaro get here! -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: I've been waiting for you. You're an evil existence that has besmirched my culture with your misconceptions. Roger: You are mistaken, elder. The ninja that is adored in this world is not the historically correct ninja. The world longs for ninja like me, a shadow that never backs down and risks everything for great justice. If the world is in danger, it is up to us shadows to stop it! As Roger the international ninja, I've done away with old traditions and have arrived to kick your ass! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: The old traditions... Roger: Only one needs to be preserved. The "valor" that shines when you fight for the sake of others. -STAGE 3- Roger: This isn't good. At this rate, those two will arrive and have their first kiss. Hurry, Roger! For Kohtaro! -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A white wind is blowing. You are... a white pearl, aren't you? Are you still after Spica? Roger: ...Another one? ....No, I see. The Dreak Park System. So that's why desires are so easily reflected... Freedom: Is something the matter? Roger: Operation complete! I'm going to make you instantly disappear. Freedom: As usual, you're not listening. Very well, I'll take you on. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: I wonder if you'll succeed. Roger: I'm just going to interrupt them. -STAGE 4- Roger: Noo! Only 30 minutes left! I-I need to hurry. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Wel-- Roger: Shut up! Die! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: I barely got a word in... Roger: I can't allow Kohtaro's lips to be taken. -STAGE 5- Roger: Hurry, Roger. For the sake of your friend's chastity...! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares, international ninja. I am your greatest nightmare. Roger: For my friend's chastity, I'll cut you! I'll kill you no matter what! It's like killing two birds with one stone since you look like Tsukiko! Tsukiko: You're too late. It's a shame but, right about now, those two are... Roger: You nightmare! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: Let... reality crush you. Roger: I won't let it! I won't let it happen! -ENDING- As Roger stood there, he saw Kohtaro and Sayo walking towards him, holding hands. The two quickly stop holding hands as Roger runs up to them. Kohtaro: Wh-what did Sayo do to you!? Sayo: ... Roger: ... Nooooooooooooooo! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --F. Gennojo Hyuga----------------------------------------------------(cs3ge)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Gennojo: I thought there were nine others. Why am I the only one in front of the castle...? Damn, everyone's asleep and won't wake up. Should I go to sleep too? No, no, I can't. No sense in me being part of the gag... Fine, I'll solve this. -STAGE 1- Gennojo: Well, this is a beautiful castle. It looks like it'd be in a fairy tale. It appears that the missing people are all held captive inside this castle. Oh well, let's begin the investigation. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: It's a celebration! I'm back again in my outfit I wear working part-time in the flower shop. Yukari Horiguchi! Gennojo: ... Uh, well, I don't really care, but why you? Yukari: Can you guess? For revenge, of course! I lost last time, but I'm gonna win this time. Now, let's fight fair and square! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: You'll pay for this! Gennojo: Don't show yourself again. I get tired talking to you. -STAGE 2- Gennojo: What's going on? I defeated that woman once already. Did she come after me? How? -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: I believe I should say good of you to make it, ancient god. Gennojo: The Imperial Court's dog, huh? Shikou: Silence, mountain dog. Your kind is meant to be extinct. Sink into darkness! Come forth, Yata! Gennojo: ...I see. You're Sayo's... I mean... What's going on? Why are you doing this? We're both supposed to be employed by the government. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Damn ancient god... Gennojo: I'm not quite middle-aged yet. -STAGE 3- Gennojo: Do they ever leave the country? Do they ever go against their country? No, probably not. That's impossible. ...Then what's going on here? That thing and Yukari must both be fake. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: What a gentle wind indeed. The kind that blows after a hurricane. Gennojo: I'm surprised. You're terribly beautiful. Freedom: Thank you. I'm flattered. Gennojo: This is difficult, dealing with someone like you. Freedom: I'm supposedly a nightmare. Gennojo: I'm sure I'll be having nightmares for days after harming you. I'll try to go easy, so please forgive me. Freedom: Sure. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: I forgive you. Don't let it worry you. Gennojo: ...Sorry. -STAGE 4- Gennojo: ...Nightmares. So that's why people that are incoherent and without rules keep showing up. Well now... What do I do now? I've never arrested a nightmare before. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You have the scent of a beast like me. Ancient god. Wolf. Gennojo: I'm overwhelmed. So there are still others like me left. No, this must be another nightmare. But even if it is a nightmare, I'm overjoyed. Kagachi: I'm happy as well. It's been a while since I hunted my own kind. Gennojo: Yeah, you're right. I can't understand why people say this is a nightmare. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: You're... strong... Gennojo: It was a good hunt. Your flesh and blood will become part of me. Kagachi: I will live on as a part of you. -STAGE 5- Gennojo: ...Could this mean that this isn't really a nightmare for anybody? The question is, what kind of relationship do the missing people have with one another. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares, brave warrior. I am this castle's master, and its greatest nightmare. Gennojo: In my case, living is a nightmare for me. I'd much rather fight like I am now. Tsukiko: Oh, then why are you awake? You should just fall asleep like the others. You'll have good dreams. Gennojo: I'll pass on that. I don't like nightmares, but it makes me even more sick to run from them. Tsukiko: That must be the pride of an ancient god. Gennojo: No. It's just my way of getting along with idiots. I have an idiot for a partner. Then, there's his idiot friend, the girl he loves. And... You get the picture. Tsukiko: I see. An idiot's pride. Let's see if it can win against a nightmare! Gennojo: Oh, it'll win. But it's not a matter of winning or losing. It's a matter of killing time. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Gennojo: Well now... It's finally over. It looks like the missing people are safe as well. Case closed...! *crumble* Gennojo: ...Or not. Well, well... It really is a nightmare. No, maybe not... If I fight and someone can be happy, it's not such a bad dream after all. -ENDING- Gennojo: It was supposed to be a castle of nightmares, but now I wonder if it really was. Was this experience really a nightmare for me? Or was it meant for someone else? Hyuga smiled, then proceeded to walk toward his friends that appeared to have awakened. Gennojo: No, it's probably how I look at it. Reality is a nightmare... But not so much these days. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --G. Mihee Kim--------------------------------------------------------(cs3mi)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Mihee: ...Regardless of the act that this is some sort of diplomatic consideration by our government... Why do I... I've gotten separated from the group as I was talking. What do they want me to do anyway!? I don't understand this country's language, you know! *sigh* It can't be helped... Let's end this mission. -STAGE 1- Mihee: ...At least I can be myself when I'm alone. I'm so sick of having to go along with these farces. I'm going to end this quickly. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Can you hear it? A storm's coming. Yukari Wing 2! I always get the hex I'm aiming for. Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Aahahaha. Mihee: Weak dogs bark loudest. Yukari: Grrrrr, arf! Mihee: You insulted me. I'll kill you. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Ow! Mihee: Die like the dog you are. -STAGE 2- Mihee: I feel a little better now. I wonder if this castle will make me feel even better? -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: How evil. You don't even have the honor of a warrior. Mihee: Evil? Me? That's right. I take revenge on everything. Shikou: ... Mihee: Die! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: ...Hatred bears nothing. Mihee: This body can bear nothing. This body is drenched in poison. I was created only to destroy and kill. Shikou: For assassinations... Uggh... -STAGE 3- Mihee: I was supposed to kill my traitorous cousin... What am I doing here...? -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: ...A pitiful wind is blowing. Mihee: A woman so beautiful and insolent. I hate people like you. Freedom: ...You are... Never mind. Nothing I say to you will matter. Mihee: I'm going to kill you. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: Ugh... Mihee: Heheheheheh! -STAGE 4- Mihee: ...Not yet... I'm still not done killing. I'm going to kill, kill, kill... -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: I smell poison from your body. Mihee: I was given poison since the day I was born. Now I can even kill just by touching somone with my hand. That is the family business. And since I've told you our secret... I'm going to have to kill you. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: ... Mihee: You should be happy to be killed by me. -STAGE 5- Mihee: *panting* It feels good. If I kill even more, I'll be happy. Most definitely. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare. Mihee: ...Don't make me laugh. What about you is a nightmare? Tsukiko: You don't like women, do you? Beautiful women. Women that are whole. Because you are defective. Mihee: ...I'll kill you. I'll kill you! Tsukiko: If you continue to live, you'll probaby be sad. Go to sleep. Your heart will surely be at ease. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: Foolish child... I showed you compassion. -ENDING- As dawn emerged, Mihee Kim was on both knees, looking up at the heavens laughing loudly. Mihee: Ahahahahaha! I killed them! I killed them all! They deserved it... So then, why am I so sad? Did I forget to kill somebody...? Do I have to do more killing...? Aaaaaaahhhhh... Mihee Kim cried out. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --H. Nagino Ise-------------------------------------------------------(cs3na)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Nagino: Stardate 20120603. I'm a traveling sandwich chef brought to this country by a meddlesome adult. His speculative nature reminds me of MAKI. Because of that, I've decided to help him a little. -STAGE 1- Nagino: I'm about to enter this castle on behalf of Gennojo Hyuga and look for the missing people. Is that all right with you, Nagino Ise? -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Back by popular demand. It's Yukari ver. 2! I'm here to nuke your heart! Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Nagino: You can fight me, but remember this. I don't hold back. I don't know defeat. And I always eliminate any obstacle that gets in my way. You can surrender of get trampled on. It's your privilege as the loser to choose one. Yukari: How irritating. That kind of talk is so un-cute! You've pissed me off! I'll make you cry uncle! Nagino: Then trampled it is. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: This sucks! The game balance is awful! Nagino: I'm a generous person. I'll allow you freedom of speech even in hell. Scream all you want. -STAGE 2- Nagino: The flesh didn't feel the same when I killed her... Does it mean she wasn't real? The space inside and the space outside are different. It's safe to conclude that nothing here is real. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: You seem dignified and accustomed to giving orders, are you of royal upbringing? Nagino: My name is Mirai Shibamura. I'm just an ultimate and unrivaled regular human. Shikou: The bloodline of Blue, huh? I am Shikou Mibuya. I am usually not permitted to reveal my name... But I am pleased to be able to people of such esettem. My shikigami is known as Yata! Here I come! Nagino: My shikigami is called Strider! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: ...Strong. So this is the power of Gump... Nagino: I'm just an ordinary girl. Just remember that it's more effective to hit someone than to use magic. -STAGE 3- Nagino: This isn't an illusion I'm seeing. That was a word I don't know. At any rate, it's strange that they would know that I don't know that word. What's going on here...? -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: An 8th wind ascends to the heavens. I know people like you. The blue born from black, the blue of blue. Nagino: Some people call me the Blue Daughter of Blue. Freedom: As I thought. So that one had offspring, the true king that will lead us. Nagino: That's just an illusion. My father doesn't know I exist. Freedom: I'm not so sure about that. At any rate, I'm honored to be able to polish your skills. Let us begin. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: Well done... Nagino: ...Where did you come from? No, I guess it really doesn't matter. -STAGE 4- Nagino: I thought that, if it were not my hallucination or an illusion, it would be someone else's dream. I see... These are nightmares that people are dreaming of. Someone must be holding everything together. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You look strong. Maybe even stronger than me. Nagino: You're right. Withdraw. I won't pursure if you leave immediately. Kagachi: Thanks for the offer. But I can't. I will protect Tsukiko. Nagino: I see. I'm sorry to hear that. Then let's fight. Kagachi: I'm glad you're so understanding. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: Aaaarrgh! Nagino: Say my name in hell. I have a special place prepared for you. My name is Mirai the Blue. -STAGE 5- Nagino: There's a nightmare that everyone's seeing. It's my job to destroy it and wake everybody up. Mmm, it actually feels like I'm doing a good thing when I say it out loud. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I'm your greatest nightmare. Nagino: This is someone's nightmare. But it's not mine. Tsukiko: What is your nightmare? Nagino: ...I wouldn't like it if I found out that the father I've wanted to kill all this time was a kind man. Tsukiko: You are indeed the Queen of Flames. Even your dream is quite out of the ordinary. A cursed child born to a demon lord and a shrine maiden of electronics. An arrow fated to incinerate all. Nagino: I'm neither a Queen nor an arrow. I'm just a human. A regular person whose wishes have become reality. Someone's nightmare, it's time to meet your end. Your archenemy is here, inside my heart. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Nagino: ...Still standing? Still, it's feeble-minded if you think you can win by growing larger. It simply means that a nightmare is not realistic. -ENDING- Nagino: Well, I've done my duty. What I do from now on is on me. Nagino takes the black pepper used for sandwiches from her backpack and sprinkles it on the sleeping people. Sayo: *sneeze* Kohtaro: Waaachoo! Wh-What!? Nagino: Hey, hurry up and wake up. It's morning already. Today's another nice day! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --I. Reika Kirishima--------------------------------------------------(cs3re)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Reika Kirishima. Former first degree time criminal. Crime, discovered an embarrassing story of the past. Picked up by History Security Police Director Hagi, she now works as Time Gal, battling crimes against time. Reika: And so, Reika has arrived in Alcaland. I'm gonna solve this incident, or my name is the Red *****, taken from my red hair. -STAGE 1- Reika: Sooooo, I may have made it to this country, but... Hehehe, I'm so lost. What do I do...? I guess I should just keep moving? -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Back by popular demand, it's Yukari version 2! With a scent of love in the air, I'm racier than before! Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Reika: Ahhh, so you're Yukari Horiguchi. Wait one moment please. Let's see, there's seret informartion about you in the pink police notepad. According to this, the very first thing you cosplayed as is... Yukari: Nooo! Stop! Don't say any more! Reika: Case closed. Yukari: No, no, if it ended here, it wouldn't be right to the customers. Reika: The summer makes a woman feel free. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Y-You time criminal. Reika: That's time traveler. Space is an ocean of space. -STAGE 2- Reika: *sigh* This is so hard. Ah, the old days were so good. All the arcades had a poster of me. This must be time taking its toll... *sniffle* But that's okay. According to the ouija board, things are going pretty well. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: So you made it, warrior. Reika: Oh no, his face looks scary. Can you look a little kinder? Please? Shikou: Stop making requests to the enemy. Reika: There's this place where Varner Bros. used to be... Shikou: Oh crap! Reika: Your face didn't look like that when you were waiting for a girl in front of Trader Moe's. Shikou: H-How do you know that? Reika: Reika's a time cop. I know lots of things. ...Isn't that a crime? Reika: It'll be okay! There's no proof. I'm a time cop after all. Shikou: Hhmph, you ghost from the 60s! All I have to do is defeat you! Sink into darkness! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Y-you time criminal. Reika: Reika, age 16. I don't belong to anybody yet. -STAGE 3- Reika: Oh! Crap! I should've asked that criminal I just defeated for directions... What do I do now? No arrows show up on the screen, so I don't know which way to go. Hey, don't you guys playing the game think so too? -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A beloved wind is blowing. It is slightly embarrassed and tart. Reika: And this is what the modern boys and girls call it these days. Time Gal! Freedom: ... Reika: ... Freedom: That looks a little embarrassing. Reika: Not at all. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: What was that last attack...? Reika: Special attack. Kame******. Isn't it just a regular shikigami attack? Reika: If you rapid-fire it, it becomes a special attack! (lie..) -STAGE 4- Reika: Oh no, which way should I go? Ah, but the enemy seems to be getting stronger, so I should be on the right track. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Welcome, Time Gal Reika. Reika: You're also a time criminal, aren't you? Kagachi: No, you're wrong. Reika: Oh, that's right. Reika's a cop. Ahaha, silly me. So, anyway, this is the end for you! Time criminal! Kagachi: You can't bluff your way through this one. Die. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: Time Gal... Reika... Reika: Think of me as your little sister. -STAGE 5- Reika: Buh? I think I'm forgetting something... What was it? Hrmmm. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome, Time Gal Reika. Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare... And, farewell. You've made a grave mistake coming here. The past is something to be yearned. Not something to be ashamed about. People like you are an eyesore. Reika: You're wrong. You should be embarrassed about the past. How can you be satisfied with your past self or your past works? You can move forward because you feel embarrassed. The future will end if you're always looking back. Tsukiko: Who are you to say that, Reika? You're a remnant from the past. You're a time criminal. Reika: Something new might be born from me. The legend of green hair might start again. There might be someone who wants to change an embarrassing thing into something it's not. No matter how many years go by, there may be someone that will never forget me. Just like now! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: Stupd girl. This is the end. Reika: Not yet! The game still continues, and there's a player that's fighting alongside me. As long as the game continues and there's a 0.1% chance of clearing it... I'll do it. Everyone playing this game, lend Reika your strength. Let's show them a shmup legend. -ENDING- And so... The future. 3002 A.D. //The History Security Police Office. Fumiko: So, what happened, sergeant? It appears that my husband still isn't Kohtaro. Reika: Ahahaha. Well, I was on a roll and deafeated all the bosses, but... Fumiko: But? Reika: I'm sorry. I forgot about the mission. Fumiko: ...Why you! Reika: Waaaaaaaaah! The End. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --J. Munchausen-------------------------------------------------------(cs3mu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Munchausen: I, Munchausen, have arrived at this castle for Lady Fumiko, so she can have some fun with Master Kohtaro. I have not fought in actual combat since the days I trained with Kohtaro. I hope all will go well. -STAGE 1- Munchausen: Well then, I, Munchausen, shall take my lady's place and do my best to fulfill my duty. Love will triumph over all. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: What? Are you telling me this shabby old man is the hidden character? Munchausen: Perhaps my predecessor was, but I don't think that I'm shabby. I'll have to educate you. Prepare yourself. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: I... lost...? Munchausen: Be graceful! Be more graceful! -STAGE 2- Munchausen: There once was a woman in a dusty little town. There's no use in crying all day. That's why I took the hand of a demon and decided to save the world. I'll take on all the gods and fight for the beautiful world I desire. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: You seem to be a strong foe. Munchausen: You are correct. I'm sure I'm the strongest foe you have ever seen. Above all, I cannot hold back like my lady can. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Why don't you kill me? Munchausen: Train some more and try again. I intend to die against the strongest enemy. -STAGE 3- Munchausen: There once a woman who lived in the mountaines that tasted like tears. There's no use in crying all day. That's why I took the hand of a demon and decided to enchant men. I'll take on all justice to enchant the men I consider beautiful. Pure love is about theft and robbery. Whoever it may be, things naturally end up that way. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: As eastern wind is blowing. A wind that can blow away all darkess. A sad gust of wind. You're one of the evil demons that fought alongside the dancing doll. Munchausen: You are correct. I have been chamred and attracted by the beauty of the world and have ended up here. Freedom: What kind is it? Munchausen: The tears of a beautiful woman. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: You went easy on me. Munchausen: It isn't graceful to mass produce the most beatuiful thing in this world and lower its value. Yes, just get treatment for about a month. -STAGE 4- Munchausen: See, all men are mine. Isn't that so? Everyone has something wonderful about them. Lalala lalala lalalalala lalala. I'm so happy. Look, the dawn is so beautiful. As if to praise me. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: That's a nice song. Munchausen: I am very honored. Kagachi: Is there something wonderful about me? Munchausen: You must work hard. Although my lady will probably find beauty without working hard. But to cling to benevolence from the beginning is rather tasteless. Kagachi: You're right. Then I'll fight with all my might. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: Is there something wonderful about me too? Munchausen: More than enough to make love to a woman. Kagachi: I see... -STAGE 5- Munchausen: That's why I will wield a sword in my hand and devastate the world. Just as you say my lady. The world wishes to be dominated by you... At least half does. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: On behalf of all the women in this world, I cast judgement on the witch. For the sluttish crime of seducing many men, the verdict is death. The same applies to her servant as well. Munchausen: I'm sorry, Fraulein. My intention was to accompany her to hell from the very beginning. Tsukiko: Then die. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...You didn't go easy on me. Munchausen: You are Lady Fumiko's rival in love after all. Tsukiko: ...You egoist. Let reality crush you. Munchausen: Pardon me for saying so, but I'm a romanticist. -ENDING- The castle crumbled spectacularly. Avoiding debris with an umbrella, Munchausen looked up refreshed. Munchausen: Well, mission accomplished. Ah, a phone call. Understoond. Ah, your change of clothes? I will be right there. Please wait about ten seconds. And so, Munchausen's day begins. *=============================================================================* 4. Two-player scenarios (cs304) *=============================================================================* +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --A1. Kohtaro + Batu--------------------------------------------------(ko+ba)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Batu: I had only heard about Swan Castle in fairy tales. I never thought I would actually see it in person. Kohtaro: It's beautiful. Sayo: I like Japanese castle's better. Kohtaro: If this one's a swan, then Himeji Castle in Japan is a white heron. It might be fun to compare them. Sayo: You just showed off that you're smarter than me, didn't you? Just because you can speak Old English. Kohtaro: I did not. I was a terrible student at school. -STAGE 1- Batu: A boy and a girl. Kohtaro: You don't look happy. Batu: They have no place on a battlefield, especially women. Sayo: I would do anythi-- Kohtaro: That's taboo here, Sayo. Yeah, I guess they may not be suited for battle. But this isn't a war. It's an incident. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Yukari. Yukari. Yukari. Yukari. Yukari's so beautiful. Yukari's so beautiful. Yukari. Yukari. Yuka-Yuka. Yukari. Kohtaro: See? You don't see that on the battlefield, do you? Batu: It's battle neurosis. Yukari: Don't make it sound like I'm sick! How rude! Kohtaro: She's always been like that. Yukari: Ugaaahh! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Batu: Rest in peace. Kohtaro: Don't kill her. -STAGE 2- Batu: Don't be weak, boy. You shouldn't show mercy on the enemy. You'll regret it when you're about to die. Kohtaro: I'm just saying that there aren't that many people in this world that are so bad they deserve to die. Batu: A good enemy is a dead enemy. If the enemy is moving, he still hasn't had a bullet in him yet. Sayo: (This man is just like me a long time ago... Before I met Kohtaro.) -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: I'm glad that you've regained some expression in your face. Is it because of that boy? Sayo: Uncle... Shikou: I'd like to get reacquainted with you, but I can't. You understand, don't you? Sayo: You're here to punish me... Shikou: If you want to live, fight with everything you've got. Then preserve your bloodline. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Do your best. Sayo: I will. -STAGE 3- Batu: Even against family, you shouldn't go easy. Kohtaro: Hey, old man, is that all you have to say? Don't you have anything else? Batu: Old man? Sayo: ...Thank you... Kohtaro: What about? Sayo: ...Oh, it's nothing. Batu: Hmph... Let's move on. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A traveler of the wind has arrived. You're headed for the center of the wind. Batu: Everyone here seems to be affected by battle neurosis. Freedom: Young lady, I'll tell you this before we go into battle. That boy will be gone soon. Prepare yourself. Sayo: ...!? Kohtaro: Huh? What are you talking about? I'm going back to Japan, so of course I'm going to be gone. Freedom: I like how you're serious when you say that. Now, let's begin. Show me your dance. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Sayo: Please tell me. Why is Kohtaro going to go somehwere far away? Freedom: A cat with a red tunic will guide him. -STAGE 4- Batu: It's your fault. Apologize. Kohtaro: Huh? It's not my fault. Batu: It's usually a man's fault whenever a woman is crying. Kohtaro: Hey now. ...Sayo don't worry about it. I'm not going anywhere. Batu: Be careful. Greenhorns that say things like that usually die in the next battle. Kohtaro: Where'd that jinx come from? Hey, don't cry. You're such a crybaby, Sayo. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Lady Tsukiko is saddened by you. Batu: You're the enemy of women. Kohtaro: No I'm not. Who are you anyway!? Kagachi: Lady Tsukiko's protector. And I will eliminate this woman for her. Kohtaro: Stop! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: Lady... Tsukiko... -STAGE 5- Batu: Who is this Tsukiko person? Kohtaro: ...She's like a younger sister to me. Batu: This incident seems to be about your inner circle. No wonder you didn't want to turn it into a fight. Sayo: Don't pick on Kohtaro. Batu: And the woman stands up for you. Kohtaro: ... -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare... Kohtaro: Tsukiko... Tsukiko: I was waiting for you, Koh. Kohtaro: I defeated my older brother, and now do I have to defeat you too? Tsukiko: ...Yes. But that may not be such a bad thing. Kohtaro: What do you mean? Tsukiko: You'll soon find out. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Kohtaro: Tsukiko! Tsukiko: Your brother Shin and I will become part of your flesh and blood. Nothing can be happier than that. *crumble* -ENDING- Sayo: And so, Kohtaro disappeared inside the crumbling castle. Later, we tried to search for him, but we couldn't find anything. I was saved by Batu. I am grateful to him, but I have no idea why I continue to go on living... +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --A2. Kohtaro + Emilio------------------------------------------------(ko+em)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Early afternoon. Cafe terrace. Munchausen is serving tea. Nagino: I wonder if Papa Kohtaro and Emilio are getting along. Batu: I hope so. Nagino: Maybe they're fighting. Batu: I don't know about that boy, but the young master is a great person. I'm sure that wouldn't happen. Nagino: (I wonder?) Munchausen: Please continue the rest of this story with Emilio and Kohtaro. Batu: Who are you talking to? -STAGE 1- Emilio: Why won't you leave me alone? Kohtaro: It was decided by drawing. Gennojo said that working in pairs is basic in an investigation. Emilio: You two are already a pair! Kohtaro: What? Did you prefer to be with Nagi? Emilio: N-no, I wanted Batu... No, that's not quite right either. Anyway, just leave me alone! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Game champion. Yukari is here! Emilio: Hey there, passer-by. What is this place? Yukari: ...Uhh, well, I'm actually the stage boss, one of the big bad guys. You can't get past unless you defeat me. Emilio: Ah, I'm sorry. Yukari: Oh no, don't worry about it. Kohtaro: Are you both idiots? Yukari: Look who's talking! So what if you have a girlfriend! Kohtaro: Wha, where did that come from? Yukari: Ugh! This is irritating! I'm gonna take all of you out at once! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Three against one is unfair! Kohtaro: You must have no sense of responsibility if you're one of the evil bosses. *sigh* ...Just go away. -STAGE 2- Emilio: Why won't anyone leave me alone...? Kohtaro: It's because they're worried about you. Emilio: Worried about me? I'm the head of the House of Stanburke, the noblest of noble families. Kohtaro: A kid's a kid. (Oh man... Gennojo said the same thing to me before.) Emilio: What are you smiling at? Kohtaro: Ah, don't worry about it. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: ...I'm glad to see you regained so much expression in your face. It must be because of that boy. sayo: Uncle... Emilio: Since you seem to be an acquaintance of the lady, I'd like to ask you a question. Shikou: ...What is it? Emilio: What did you to do my people? Shikou: Sayo... I'd like to get reacquainted with you again, but I can't. You understand what I mean, don't you? Sayo: You've come for me... Emilio: Answer me! Shikou: If you want your wishes granted, then fight with all your might. Emilio: ...It can't be helped. I'd better apologize to Frau Yuuki now. I won't go easy! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: ...Well done... Emilio: Where are my people!? Shikou: They're dreaming... -STAGE 3- Emilio: I don't know what to say to Frau Yuuki. I give you my apology. Kohtaro: Hey kid, what are you talking about? Emilio: ...What do you see about me that's a kid!? Kohtaro: Everyhting about you just screams kid! Anyway, we have no choice but to defeat people who do bad things. And you don't have to apologize. If you're going to apologize, don't do it in the first place. Emilio: That's not very noble. The lady you're with is in sorrow right now! Kohtaro: Yeah. Emilio: Ugh! You're a cold-hearted villain! -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A prickly wind is blowing. Two friends shouldn't fight. Emilio: I'm not his friend! Not with such a cold-hearted villain! Kohtaro: I don't have a clueless little kid for a friend either! Emilio: You're a kid too! Freedom: Oh my, I guess it can't be helped. But if you don't work together, it won't be easy to defeat me. Kohtaro/Emilio: You're an enemy? Sayo: (These two are very similar. I wonder if Kohtaro was like this when he was younger...?) -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: Get along all of you. Sayo: (What a strange person...) So anyway. Emilio: What is it? Sayo: Count, Kohtaro has fought his brother before. So... um, I don't know if I can say this right, but try and understand him. -STAGE 4- Emilio: ...(Rrah!) Kohtaro: Ouch! You kicked me. Are you royalty or what? Emilio: I'm just a kid after all. Kohtaro: If you have something to say, come right out and say it. Emilio: You should be kinder to ladies. Kohtaro: What, you went all-out back there too... Emilio: No, I'm not talking about her! -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Master Kohtaro, I can't say much, but you should leave this castle as soon as you can. Kohtaro: I can't listen to you and just leave when there are so many people missing. Kagachi: Even though they aren't dead? Kohtaro: Of course not! Kagachi: Then I'll just have to make you leave by force! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: If you would have been defeated, everybody would have been happy... Kohtaro: Are there people like this kid worrying and waiting for their families to come home inside there? I don't think so. Bad guys are always narrow-sighted. -STAGE 5- Sayo: Aren't you tired? Kohtaro: If you've taken Sazae's place, you already know, don't you? Sayo: ...I just thought I'd ask. I'm not that person, you know. Wh-What are you doing!? Kohtaro: ...Thanks, Sayo. Emilio: (There must be something wrong with my vision. This guy is starting to look cool. It must be my vision.) -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare... So how have you been, Koh? Kohtaro: ... Tsukiko: Aren't you surprised? Kohtaro: I'm surprised as well as sad. But you know the routine... Tsukiko: Yes, I know. Kohtaro: Hey, villain! What did you do to the people of this country!? Now, you only have two choices! A. Get arrested and then beaten up. B. Get beaten up and then arrested. Which will it be, Tsukiko!? Tsukiko: I'll defeat you and then dream with you. Forever. Kohtaro: Then it's B! Let's go! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: It's not over yet... Kohtaro: Idiot! Why did you do this!? Tsukiko: You would never understand, Koh. Not you, who is as pure as the light of the sun. -ENDING- Emilio: The castle is disappearing. Kohtaro: ...Looks like everyone's awake. Let's go home, Sayo, Emilio. Sayo: ...Okay. Emilio realized that he was a child that knew nothing when he looked at the side of Kohtaro's face. Sayo leaned towards Kohtaro as if to protect him. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --A3. Kohtaro + Fumiko------------------------------------------------(ko+fu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Fumiko: It's been a while since we've been on a date like this. Kohtaro: Huh? ...Hey, what are you talking about? Fumiko: Let's just have fun today, just the two of us. Sayo: ...You're totally ignoring the fact that I'm here, aren't you? Fumiko: Oh, aren't you just a shikigami? A shikigami is like an accessory. I don't care what kind of accessory a man has on. Sayo: ... Kohtaro: Am I going to make it to the castle safely like this? -STAGE 1- Kohtaro: That must be the Swan Castle. Fumiko: Yes, according to Munchausen, everyone's supposed to be here. Hmhm. But it's been a while since we've been on a date like this. Kohtaro: Huh? ...Hey, what are you talking about? Fumiko: Let's just have fun today, just the two of us. Sayo: ...You're totally ignoring the fact that I'm here, aren't you? Fumiko: Oh, aren't you just a shikigami? A shikigami is like an accessory. Ahahaha. I don't care what kind of accessory a man has on. Sayo: ... -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: She's popular and her popularity is continuing to rise... Fumiko: And quickly descending. Yukari: No! ...Hey, what are you doing here, unworthy of this proper videogame!? Fumiko: Don't mind us. We'll be done in about 25 minutes. Kohtaro: H-hey, Fumiko, wait! Time-out! Time-out! Sayo: Stop it right now, you slutty witch! Yukari: Ah, there are three people in this two-player game! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: This is messed up! Fumiko: I know. Sayo: You're the one's that's messed up. -STAGE 2- Fumiko: You're a lot of talk for someone that's also clinging to Kohtaro. Sayo: This is... nourishment. A shikigami gets her spirit energy from its spellcaster, so... Fumiko: Huh? Why are you talking so quietly? Kohtaro: Fumiko... Don't pick on her so much. Fumiko: I'm not picking on her. ...But if you say so, I guess I have no choice... I'll stop. Sayo: What are you doing!? Fumiko: Oh, the same as you. I'm getting nourishment. Kohtaro: Ugh... I can't move... -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Kohtaro: *pant* *pant* *pant* I almost died in a different sense. Shikou: Good of you to make it... And I'm glad to see you gained back so much expression. Sayo: ...Uncle? Fumiko: ...Something's strange. Munchausen! Analyze this! Munchausen: Yes, milady. The satellite images show Master Shikou Mibuya under a waterfall in in the mountains of Hida. Fumiko: Thank you. ...This man's a fake. Shikou: ...Not everything is fake. Let's go! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Make Sayo Yuuki happy. Fumiko: I'm sorry, but Kohtaro is mine. -STAGE 3- Fumiko: What did he mean by not everything is fake? Sayo: The spirit... maybe? Fumiko: How Japanese... Can they use such magic in this country? Kohtaro: Get off me both of you. I can't breath! I can't breath! Fumiko: Don't you think you should get a little excited in this case? Kohtaro: I'm not interested. Fumiko: You don't like women? Kohtaro: It's not that I don't like them... I mean, uh, I do like women, but... Fumiko: Oh, then you don't like shrine maidens. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: ...It looks like you're still going around teasing people... Kohtaro: Who's she? Sayo: No... I don't really know too many people... Fumiko: It's my mother. Kohtaro/Sayo: Whaaaaaaaaaaat!? Fumiko: ...What kind of woman do you think I am? ...Hmm, this one's fake too. I already killed her in the past. Freedom: Why do you have such a bad personality when it comes to men? You always want someone else's man. Kohtaro/Sayo: Oh. Fumiko: What are you all in agreement for? You're an irritating ghost. Why don't you die one more time!? -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: Tch... Fumiko: Shut up and die. -STAGE 4- Sayo: ...K-Kohtaro just might not like witches. Fumiko: There's no way. I've never seen him seriously reject me. Sayo: Reject her more seriously...! Kohtaro: ...Hey. Can't you tell that she's teasing you? Fumiko: Oh, but not everything is a lie. ...Hmm, so that's it. Kohtaro: What? Fumiko: I think I've solved this incident. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Master Kohtaro. Lady Tsukiko is saddened by you. Kohtaro: You know Tsukiko!? Kagachi: I've been staying with her. Fumiko: ... Sayo: ... Kohtaro: Why is everyone silent? Fumiko: Oh, it seems like a good opportunity. Sayo: Take this time to get scolded. Kohtaro: I haven't done anything wrong! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Fumiko: You cheating bastard! Kohtaro: I don't deserve this! -STAGE 5- Kohtaro: *angry* Fumiko: Wow, he's angry. Sayo: Yes, he is. Kohtaro: I told you! I'm not interested! Fumiko: What's the matter with you anyway? You like women, don't you? Kohtaro: ...Uh... Well... Argh. Why are we talking about this again!? What's with this castle anyway!? Fumiko: This castle takes your memories an materializes them. so we see people we care for, but don't want to see. It doesn't seem malicious, but this magic is in bad taste. The captives are imprisoned in their own dreams. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I'm your greatest nightmare... Kohtaro: ... Fumiko: So this is Tsukiko. Sayo: How do you know? Fumiko: Because Kohtaro's magic is the strongest. His thoughts should be the one that's projected. Tsukiko: Do you remember when you said you would make me your wife? Kohtaro: ...I haven't forgotten. Both my older brother and I. Tsukiko: Then what are you doing here? Die! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: A hammer... to the cheating bastard. Fumiko: We can't disagree with that. Kohtaro: I'm not! -ENDING- Kohtaro: ...Looks like... it's over. Fumiko: I see. I thought the shrine maiden was your favorite, but it looks like I have to correct my hit list. Sayo: (So he does have feelings for her...) Kohtaro: ...That was the worst nightmare. Fumiko: What are you saying? Kohtaro: Huh? Fumiko: Your worst nightmare is just about to begin. Kohtaro: Wh-What do you mean!? Aahh! Fumiko: Hold it! Hey, you go after him too. Sayo: But, I'm already... Fumiko: Then you might as well give up. Later! Sayo is left by herself, alone. She thinks for a while, and then goes after them. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --A4. Kohtaro + Roger-------------------------------------------------(ko+ro)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Roger: (The relaionshp between those two has been a little suspicious lately.) Reika: Ahh, a mission. A secret mission. My salary will decrease again. Roger: ...Serving in the court seems tough. Reika: Thank you, Mr. Ninja. Oooggghhhh. The director gave me terrible orders, and I have to stop Kohtaro from kissing a girl. Roger: What? Reika: What kind of secret mission is that? Roger: Excuse me, I've got some pressing business. I'll help you on your secret mission with super-speed. -STAGE 1- Kohtaro: Let's go, Sayo. Sayo: Okay. Roger: (The relaionshp between those two has been a little suspicious lately.) (I'm going to interfere no matter what.) Kohtaro: You look enthusiastic as always, Roger. Roger: It's for a friend. Kohtaro: You're a good guy. Roger: *Eyes shine bright* Cha-ching! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Bad idea for a date spot. Boyfriend- less old me is gonne give you a beating you'll never forget. Roger: This isn't a date! It definitely is not! Kohtaro: Th-That's right. Sayo: ... (Sayo stares down at the ground.) Roger: Gawddamn! I'm feeling really good tonight! I'm going to slice you up with my shuriken! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Why do you hate people so much!? Roger: I hate love and not people! -STAGE 2- Kohtaro: Come to think of it, Reika-chan said... Sayo: Why is Reika the only one you call "-chan"? Kohtaro: Uh, well, it suits her. Roger: That's enough! And what did Reika Say? (I won't allow a love comedy!) Kohtaro: Huh? Oh, Reika-chan. She said you were kind. I'm happy for you, man. Roger: (That's a nice smile. But Koh, forgive me. I, I...!) Sayo: Y-you don't have to cry. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: If you are unhappy, come back whenever you want. You can't gain happiness with that man anyway. Sayo: Uncle... Kohtaro: (Ng...) Roger: (That's it! Keep going. Come on!) Sayo: I'm... Shikou: Time's up. I'm sorry, but there's no choice but to do battle. Sayo: Okay... Roger: Wait a minute! Don't be hasty! Her feelings were wavering. Kohtaro: What are you talking about, you stupid ninja!? -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: It huuuuurrrts! Waaaaah! Curse you. *sobs* Roger: (I'm the one that's cursing you!) -STAGE 3- Sayo: ... Kohtaro: Uh, um, I don't really know what to say. Roger: Alright! Kohtaro: Hey. Sayo: That was strange. I think that he might have been fake. We don't feel pain. And we also don't hold grudges. We're just raised that way... Kohtaro: Is a fake even possible? No, it is possible, for someone like Fumiko or someone with similar powers. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A burning wind is blowing. What are you so eager about? Roger: A ninja's got his issues too. Kohtaro: Is something wrong? Why don't you tell me about it...? Roger: Uh, well, it's nothing really. Kohtaro: Whenever you're trying to hide something you always scratch your butt. Roger: Wh-What are you talking about? Oh! Hey, that beautiful woman there is the boss. Let's defeat her. Go, go! Freedom: Hmhm. Don't give him such a hard time. Now, let's fight. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: That was a good fight. Kohtaro: She's a refreshing person. Roger: Mmhm, she's a good woman. Sayo: (Mmph...) -STAGE 4- Sayo: You two are both too indiscreet. Kohtaro: This is going to take a while when Sayo-tan gets like this. Roger: Is it really? Sayo: Stop whispering to each other! Roger: (This is good. At this rate, I can be Kohtaro's "good friend" and separate those two, and... and...) And get Kohtaro in my hands! Sayo: ...You're talking out loud. Roger: Oh crap! -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Master Kohtaro. Master Roy. Lady Tsukiko is saddened by you... Roger: What do you think? Kohtaro: This isn't possible. Roger: You're right. Sayo: What are you talking about? Kohtaro: She may get angry from time to time, but she never gets sad... Never. Roger: And she would never have anyone say that for her. This enemy is very unfortunate. Kohtaro: This guy is going to pay for using her name like that. Roger: Let's arrest him and kick his ass. Kohtaro: Or kick his ass and then arrest him. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: Not everything... is a lie... Sayo: (Tsukiko is the girl at the hospital...) -STAGE 5- Sayo: Um... Is Tsukiko... Roger: They're childhood friends. She's like an older sister to Kohtaro. Kohtaro: I'm older. But anyway... Roger: (He always tries to change the subject when it comes to Tsukiko.) Kohtaro: What's this about getting me in your hands? Roger: Agh! Uh,well, I thought you'd like to shake hands. Sayo: Really? Kohtaro: What a weird guy. Here, how's this? Roger: (I'm so glad these two are such pure and innocent-minded people.) -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Koh! Roy! Roger: ...Koh. Kohtaro: I know. You might be an impostor. Tsukiko: But I might be the real thing you know. Kohtaro: Heh, the way you said that sounds like the real thing. But there are other ways to find out! Question: Who promised to marry you? Me or my older brother? Tsukiko: Grandfather chose your older brother Shin. But you and I promised each other when we were little. Roger: That's a funny story. Kohtaro: You're an impostor. Tsukiko: Huh? But I answered correctly... Roger: She would never say that. Kohtaro: She'd have said she forgot, then teased me. You can read my memories, but you can't imitate her actions! Tsukiko: Tch! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Kohtaro: Is it over? Roger: No, not yet. *crumble* -ENDING- Roger: That was an irritating enemy. Kohtaro: Yeah. Sayo: (Tsukiko is adored so much...) (Oh no... I'm going to cry...) Kohtaro: Why are you crying? Roger: (...Kohtaro has no tact...) But this is good for me! I should just stand firm for Kohtaro's sake! Kohtaro: What in the world are you talking about, stupid? Roger: Iono! Kohtaro: ...Come on, there's nothing to cry about. Stop crying. Sayo: ...Wh-What was that for? Kohtaro: It's a charm. When you put your lips on someone's forehead, they stop crying. Chibi (Fumiko) said so. Roger: Noooo! I must defeat her first! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --A5. Kohtaro + Gennojo-----------------------------------------------(ko+ge)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Gennojo: A desttuctive beauty. Kohtaro: ... Gennojo: You still have feelings for that girl, don't you? As Kohtaro began to speak, Sayo covered her ears. She didn't want to hear it. -STAGE 1- Gennojo: So that's the Swan Castle. I gotta say, my life seems to involve a lot of castles. ...At any rate. Sayo: What is it? Gennojo: What's with the hand-holding? Young kids have no shame these days. Kohtaro: If I don't do this from time to time, this chick's magic runs out! Sayo: It's spirit energy... Kohtaro: Huh? What? Sayo: You called me a chick again. Gennojo: Ugh, this is too much. We're not here on a picnic, you know. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: So you came! The lovey-dovey couple and the father-in-law. Kohtaro: N-No, we're not! Sayo: You're mistaken! Gennojo: ...It's the lovey-dovey and a passerby, stupid. Yukari: You might be able to fool others, but you can't fool me! Know why!? 'Cuz I hate things like that! I don't have a boyfriend right now, so I'm gonna eliminate lovey-dovey couples no matter what! Kohtaro: Wah, they're pissed! Gennojo: ...I'm not objecting for the same reason she is. Don't categorize me with her. Yukari: Shut up! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: I want... a boyfriend...! Gennojo: Just get out of here. ...What Yukari was that? Was it the one from the flower shop? -STAGE 2- Kohtaro: ...Is anywhere too tight? Sayo: No... I'm fine. Kohtaro: What? Is there something on my face? Sayo: No... I'm sorry. Gennojo: Woohoo. Ah, I can't take this. Kohtaro: Got a problem, old man? Gennojo: ...Don't group me with Yukari. I'm more concerned about how a man should act. Anyway, let's get going. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: ...I'm relieved to see you look happy. Sayo: ...Uncle. Shikou: But, I don't agree with you being so intimate in public. Gennojo: Right? I mean, I was thinking the same thing. Shikou: So I wanted to give you a challenge. If you want to stay with him, then defeat me! Gennojo: Isn't that a bit too harsh? Whoa! What are yo doing!? Shikou: That goes for you to! Gennojo: Ahh! This one's pissed too! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: ...Men are pitiful. Gennojo: Well, I can't disagree with that. Kohtaro: What are you talking about? -STAGE 3- Sayo: ... Kohtaro: Don't make that face. ...I said I'm not doing it because I want to. ...What? Sayo: ...It's nothing. I'm sorry. You're right. ...You're right. Gennojo: ...Hey, Kohtaro. Come here a bit. Kohtaro: What is it? Gennojo: Hey. ...Are you really clueless? Kohtaro: About what? Gennojo: Don't be smug. ...I'm starting to feel sorry for you. Kohtaro: What are you talking about? -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A weak and erratic wind is blowing. But it's okay. You're a magic weapon so raise your head. You are loved. It's just your companion is hopelessly clumsy. Kohtaro: Who are you? Freedom: The enemy that defends this place. Kohtaro: ... Gennojo: Thanks for the info. Kohtaro: Are you sure it's okay to punch someone like her? Gennojo: It's part of the job. She must be tired of being the bad guy. Let's just make it not hurt too much. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Sayo: ..Am I really loved? Freedom: ...Who knows? But, hang in there. -STAGE 4- Kohtaro: What were you talking to the enemy about? Sayo: ...It's... nothing. Gennojo: ...Yeah, don't worry about it. I think what that woman said was correct. Sayo: ...Do you think so? Gennojo: Yeah. Though, I'm not sure why you would want Kohtaro. Kohtaro: ? -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: ...Master Kohtaro. Lady Tsukiko is saddened by you. Kohtaro: You know Tsukiko? Kagachi: I know her well. ...Though she may not say it, Lady Tsukiko is waiting for you. Sayo: (...Is Tsukiko that person in the hospital...?) Kagachi: So now... It's time for your punishment, Master Kohtaro. I'll pulverize that woman and eliminate your anxieties about the future! Kohtaro: Stop! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: ...Lady Tsukiko... Gennojo: This stinks. Kohtaro: Haven't you taken a bath? Gennojo: That's not what I mean. -STAGE 5- Sayo: Tsukiko is very important to you, isn't she? Kohtaro: ...Yeah. Sayo: Then... Why did you protect me? ...Why? Kohtaro: What do you mean why? Did you want to get punished? Ugh, I don't understand what you're saying! Uh... Stop crying. I said stop. ...Sorry. Gennojo: The stud's got problems. I'll watch your back... so go work it out. Kohtaro: Wait a minute, old man. ...Uh, so anyway... what stinks? Gennojo: Presence. The presence of people. I sense less presence than Anolegos, who was a ghost... Hey, maybe someone as powerful as Fumiko could cover this castle with an illusion. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Koh, is that the girlfriend you said you would introduce me to one day? Kohtaro: Tsukiko... Sayo: (...So this is her...) Tsukiko: I'm happy for you. Kohtaro: Y-You're wrong! Tsukiko: Really? Kohtaro: She's... As Kohtaro began to speak, Sayo covered her ears. She didn't want to hear it. Gennojo: Why are you going along with this farce? Kohtaro, Miss Yuuki, wake up. Kohtaro, is the Tsukiko you know capable of coming to this place? Did you tell her your plans? Kohtaro: ...N-No, I didn't. I was dragged here all of a sudden. Gennojo: There's no way a person you called overseas could be here. If you understand, fight. Don't hesitate. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...Not everything is a lie... Gennojo: But the most important part it. This is just a distasteful castle that is meant to show nightmares. I don't know who unleashed this, but I'm going to have to destroy it. *crumble* -ENDING- As he watched the crumbling castle, Gennojo lit a cigarette when he realized has was trying to quit. Gennojo: A destructive beauty. Kohtaro: ... Gennojo: Even it wasn't real, it upset you to hurt Tsukiko, right? But you have feelings for that girl, don't you? Kohtaro: ...Yeah. Gennojo: Then let's just leave it at that. Look, Miss Yuuki looks worried. Try to act bold. You're a man, right? That's what being a man is all about. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --A6. Kohtaro + Mihee-------------------------------------------------(ko+mi)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Mihee: Damned lovey-dovey couple! Kohtaro: Ugh, she's strong! Sayo: What is a lovey-dovey couple? Mihee: (Don't show off just because I'm single...) Oh my, what's doing to happen next? -STAGE 1- Mihee: I can accept going to the castle. And I don't know why, but I can also accept that I'm going... But! Kohtaro: ? Sayo: What is it? Mihee: Why are you two coming!? Kohtaro: It's nothing to shed tears of blood about. Mihee: This is not fun! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: There you are, stupid couple. Kohtaro: N-No, we're not! Sayo: You're mistaken! Mihee: That's right! Yukari: You might be able to fool others, but you can't fool me! Know why!? 'Cuz I hate things like that! I don't have a boyfriend right now, so I'm gonna eliminate lovey-dovey couples no matter what! Mihee: You go, girl! Give 'em hell! Kohtaro: Wah, we have another enemy! Yukari: I'm gonna kick your ass to high heaven! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: I want... a boyfriend...! Mihee: I hate men! -STAGE 2- Sayo: Um, we're not in that kind of relationship... Kohtaro: Y-Yeah, that's right. Mihee: Then... Why are you holding hands? Sayo: Huh? Ah! ...Uh, it's for nourishment. Kohtaro: It's subconscious. Mihee: That's even worse! I know! There's an evil organization that mass-produces lovey-dovey couples! I'll destroy them all! -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: I'm glad you made it... And I'm happy to see you've regained so much expression in your face. Sayo: Uncle...? Mihee: So it's you! Shikou: Huuuh!? Mihee: It's because there are people like that I can't gain happiness. Kohtaro: Wow, what a powerful ally! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Mihee: Love! I don't need love! Sayo: You don't have to shed tears of blood. -STAGE 3- Kohtaro: ....Boy, she's a mess. Sayo: I-I agree. Mihee: Hey! What's with the lovey-dovey aura!? Kohtaro: Huh? We're just... Mihee: Shut up! Damn it! Damn it! You're so smug because I'm not popular with men! Kohtaro: ...Well, I guess she's acting kinda immature, but it's kinda cute. Sayo: ...Huh? Kohtaro: What? -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: ...We haven't fought yet, but you already look beat-up. Kohtaro: I don't know why, but a violent woman just beat me up. Sayo: I wouldn't know about it. Mihee: That's how lovey-dovey couples should end up. Ahahahha. Just always prevails! Freedom: Regardless of justice, couples are nice, aren't they...? I'm envious, so I'm going to take you guys down. Kohtaro: Uwaaah, it's another weird person here! Mihee: I know! I know how you feel! Kohtaro: Uhhhhhh... -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: I guess unpopular people aren't allowed to live! Kohtaro: No, that's not true. -STAGE 4- Mihee: There's definitely an evil syndicate that produces lovey-dovey couples! Damn you, Gargam (Tentative Name)! Kohtaro: ... Mihee: So this must be all Gargam's (Tentatve Name) doing! I'm going to fight until the day I defeat you! Kohtaro: I think you'd be popular even if you didn't do that, Li'l Miss Kim. Mihee: ... Do you think you've won with that, Gargam's henchman? Kohtaro: Huh? Mihee: I won't be consoled by a lovey-dovey couple! I'm going to cry! -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You're alone. Now and forever. You'll always be alone. Mihee: ...You're alone too! Kagachi: How do you know!? Mihee: It's written all over your f-Aaah! Stop! Lay a hand on me and you'll cause an international incident. Sayo: What you just said is an incident. Kohtaro: Calm down now. Kagachi: Hmph, it seems I have one up on you since I'm more lonely than you. I don't even have a friend. Kohtaro: I'm not sure if they're lonely or just sad. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: Why!? Why did I lose!? Mihee: I just felt more like a leftover than you. ...That's all. Kagachi: I see! Mihee: Don't agree with me! -STAGE 5- Kohtaro: (Hey, Sayo, why isn't Li'l Miss Kim popular?) Sayo: (H-How should I know? You should have a better understanding of things like that, Kohtaro.) Kohtaro: (Huh, why?) Sayo: ...Because you're always talking to different women. Kohtaro: I was just shopping at the convenience store. Mihee: Damn Gargam (Tentative Name)...! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare... Kohtaro: Tsukiko? Tsukiko: Long time no see, Koh! Mihee: It's a nightmare. I don't even have a boyfriend, and I'm faced with a love triangle... Tsukiko: Who's this old lady? Mihee: What!? Damn Gargam (Tentative Name)...! Tsukiko: What a funny old lady. *chuckle* Mihee: What did you say!? Kohtaro: H-Hey, stop it! Mihee: I'll destroy Gargam, myself! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...Impressive... You discovered my true identity... Kohtaro: An impostor!? Mihee: What!? Tsukiko: ...Hey. Why did you attack? Mihee: ...Because you're Gargam? Tsukiko: What's that about? Kohtaro: No clue. Tsukiko: ...Never mind. Let reality crush you! -ENDING- Sayo: It's over... Kohtaro: It was an awful battle. ...Li'l Miss Kim, you're really beautiful, so you shouldn't worry so much. Mihee: But, I don't think that that was the last of Gargam. There must be a HQ somewhere. I must destroy it. Kohtaro: She's not listening. Be careful, all you couples out there, Mihee Kim might be standing right behind you. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --A7. Kohtaro + Nagino------------------------------------------------(ko+na)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Nagino: Papa! Kohtaro: ...Huh? Nagino: Mama! Sayo: ...? Nagino: That's the Swan Castle! Let's go! Kohtaro: I hope she doesn't think she's on a picnic. -STAGE 1- Sayo: Um, what does that mean when she calls us Papa and Mama? Kohtaro: Huh? Don't you know? Sayo: Well excuse me for being ignorant! Kohtaro: ...She means father and mother. Sayo: Huh? Nagino: What's the matter!? Let's go already. Kohtaro: Okay. Okay. Don't pull my sleeve. Nagino: Heheheh, I'm so happy. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: ...Why has a family come to a place like this? Hey, do you know what this is? It's a mysterious castle! Kohtaro: And who are you? Yukari: The part-timer. Kohtaro: ... Sayo: Ah, I've worked part-time before also. It's so hard working the cash register. Kohtaro: I think I'm getting a headache. Nagino: There, there. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Awwwwwww. I want some more game time! Kohtaro: Hey! Yukari: And a boyfriend! Kohtaro: ...This is no good. -STAGE 2- Nagino: Papa, Mama, let's hurry. I'm tired of looking at this place. Sayo: Father and mother... According to Fumiko, it's when a man and a woman go all the way... Kohtaro: Don't believe everything she says. The world will end up getting annihilated. Sayo: Why? Kohtaro: A population explosion. Don't ask me anything more. Nagino: Papa? Kohtaro: Don't look so worried. Hey, let's go. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: ...Sayo Yuuki. Sayo: Uncle... Mibuya? Shikou: I knew you fled the village, but I never imagined you would bear a child! Kohtaro: She didn't! Shikou: Isn't it a bit too early? Kohtaro: I said she didn't! Nagino: Yeah, she didn't make a child. It was an accident. Kohtaro: Ugh! This conversation is useless! Shikou: If you've gone that far, it can't be helped. I'll forgive you about Sayo, but I must test your strength! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: So, this is the power of love... Kohtaro: Damn, he's still in his own little world. Sayo: ...Does it hurt? Shikou: No, I'm a ghost after all. Kohtaro: Then move on already! Shikou: Come by and bring my grandchild... -STAGE 3- Kohtaro: Dammit! I've never even been married or done anything yet! Was it a stork!? Did a stork do this to me? Nagino: Am I not supposed to be here? Kohtaro: Stupid, what are you saying? There's nothing in this world that shouldn't be here. Nagino: Uh-huh, that's the papa I love. Kohtaro: ...Heheh. Sayo: (Oh, no... He's excessively nice to children...) (Is this my new... rival? But what does rival mean?) Nagino: Mama, why are you making fist? Kohtaro: Is it just me, or is this going to be about something stupid again? -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: ...Lady Mirai... Once again... You picked up a father and a mother. Nagino: What are you talking about? This is necessary for the proper upbringing of a child. Kohtaro: What am I, a dog? Uh... never mind. What's with you? Are you pulling this stunt elsewhere too? Nagino: No, this time it's different. I've hit the jackpot with this papa. Kohtaro: Am I the winning numbers in a lottery now? Sayo: Would you mind including me and saying we? Freedom: At any rate, let's just leave this at that. I'm the boss of this stage, so I'm going to attack you now. Sayo: Ah, yes, please do. Kohtaro: A headache. I've got a headache... This is serious. It feels pretty bad. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: Be back by dinner time... Kohtaro: Hey, do you know her? Nagino: Uh-uh, I don't. She was on a roll, so I decided to go along with it. I think she has me mistaken with someone else. -STAGE 4- Kohtaro: Hey now, I can understand Nagi pulling on my sleeve, but why are you also pulling on it, Sayo? Sayo: ...No reason. Nagino: ...Mama's lonely too. Kohtaro: ...R-R-Really? Sayo: Hey, don't look at me like that. ...I'm not. I'm not I say! Kohtaro: ...Well, uh, um. Uh, I don't mind. Sayo: (Huh? He's...) Nagino: He's feeling embarrassed, Mama. He kind of likes it. Sayo: Is that true? Nagino: Uh-huh, Papa's shy after all. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: ...Master Kohtaro... Lady Tsukiko is crying because of you. Nagino: Is that Papa's mistress? Kohtaro: No! Where did you learn that word!? Sayo: Three's company... Kohtaro: That's a rerun! Kagachi: Lady Tsukiko is the true wife. The one over there is the mistress. Kohtaro: Ugh, I'm tired. Who are you anyway? Kagachi: I'm in no position to give my name, but I consider myself Lady Tsukiko's loyal subject. Just call me Kagachi. Kohtaro: That's probably your full name, isn't it? ...Fine. I just have to fight you, don't I? -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: If possible, I'd just like to be a guard dog in a warm house... Nagino: Won't it be hot in the summer? Kagachi: In the summer, I'll be an indoor wolf...! Kohtaro: That's not a guard dog. -STAGE 5- Kohtaro, you're very shy. Kohtaro: *cough* Hey... Are you entertaining yourself by teasing me? Sayo: Uh, no. Well, not at all... Ah, butI thought it was kind of sweet, K-Kohtaro. Kioh: ...I thought I was gonna fall over. Nagino: There, there. Kohtaro: What kind of incident is this anyway? Nagino: I think this castle reacts to our moods. I think the people of this castle move by magic. Kohtaro: Ohhh, how do you know that? Nagino: Fumiko taught me. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: ...You traitor... Kohtaro: What do you mean traitor? Wait a minute! Whay are you here!? Tsukiko: You cheating bastard... Kohtaro: Uggh! My chest hurts! Is this a curse!? Nagino: That's just your conscience. But that's no good, Papa. That mistress is an impostor created by magic. Kohtaro: Huh, really? Nagino: Uh-huh. All the people we've seen so far are also the same. Tsukiko: I'm not an impostor. I'm a truly realistic... CG. Kohtaro: You are an impostor! Now that I know that, I won't hold back! How dare you impersonate Tsukiko! Tsukiko: Oh, this is kind of good. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Sayo: That's some really good CG... Kohtaro: Forget about that stuff already. Sayo: ... Nagino: (*sigh* Mama's depressed.) Tsukiko: And this... is my real form. -ENDING- Kohtaro: I'm tired... Sayo: ... Nagino: Mama, cheer up. Papa says that he's in love with Mama. Sayo: Huh? Nagino: I just asked him. (It's okay to lie a little. Their relationship seems like it won't progress if I don't.) Sayo: I-Is it true? Nagino: Uh-huh. So let's all go home together. Nagino Ise thought for a bit, then decided to stay in this world a little longer. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --A8. Kohtaro + Reika-------------------------------------------------(ko+re)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Fumiko: Understand? Stop them no matter what. Reika: Raja! I mean roger! ...Huh? But Chief, won't there be a scandal if the History Security Police change history? Fumiko: Oh, it'll be okay if it's you. You'll be fired soon anyway. Be useful to be before you go. Reika: Y-You're so mean! Fumiko: Quit your blabbing and get going! Reika: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! -STAGE 1- Reika: ...So, anyway. Kohtaro: What's going on? Reika: I'm here to break up the relationship between you two! Sayo: Wha... Y-You're mistaken. He and I aren't in that kind of releationship. (Someone else is in his heart...) Kohtaro: Th-That's right! Sayo and I aren't like that all. (I've never been popular with women before.) Reika: Oh, this is going to be a big success! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Reika: Lalalaaa, lalalalaaa. Yukari: Whay are you so happy about? Oh, did meeting me, the boss of this stage, scare you enough to go insane!? Kohtaro: That'll never happen. Yukari: Oh, did you become a bit more handsome since the last time I saw you? Kohtaro: Oh, you think so? Sayo: (Grr!) Reika: Ah, I think I'm going to succeed in this mission! I think Reika might be better suited as a time criminal. And next week, I might even be Reika the time fugitive. Sayo: Everyone here is naughty! Let's fight! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: I felt like I could win today! Kohtaro: Has she been losing that much? -STAGE 2- Kohtaro: What was her name again? Reika: Lessee~ Yukari Horiguchi. Kohtaro: Oh, that's a cute name. Though she is a villain. Sayo: (Grrrr!) Kohtaro: I don't know anyone around me like that. Sayo: (Grrrrrr!) Kohtaro: Hmm? What? Sayo: If you like so much, why don't you just marry her? Kohtaro: Whaa? Sayo: (Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!) -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: If you are unhappy, come back whenever you want. You can't gain happiness with that man anyway. Sayo: Uncle... Kohtaro: (Hmph...) Reika: Yeah, go back! Woohoo, yaay! ...But what's this? A 3D holomode? ...At a time like this? Kohtaro: What's that? Reika: From this time period, it's an object from a faraway future or faraway past. Reika knows a lot. Kohtaro: I see. So it's bad, right? I'll pulverize it! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Come home whenever you want. Kohtaro: Yeah, yeah, get out of here already! -STAGE 3- Sayo: ...Why did you attack my uncle. Kohtaro: Because he was in impostor. Sayo: I know that! But... you would never understand, would you? You're always surrounded by people. Kohtaro: Uh, wait a minute... Reika: (Aww, it lookes like this mission is gonna succeed, but Reika feels really bad about it.) -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: Don't fight. Shame on you. Reika: Yeah, that's right! Woohoo, yaaay! Kohtaro: Wah, she's saying something completely different now! Wait, who are you anyway!? Freedom: A wonderful ol... I mean, a young lady who can read your heart. Reika: Ugh, Reika can't be a bad person. Kohtaro/Sayo: ... Freedom: ...I'm the boss of this stage... Ah, but the both of you are so fond of each other. Kohtaro/Sayo: Huh!? Ah, no, what're you... -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: Perhaps I'm not suited to be a boss... Reika: Ugghh, Reika isn't suited to being a bad person either. -STAGE 4- Sayo: (Could this be...) Kohtaro: (There's no way she...) Reika: Awwww. If I lose my rank any more, I'll be two ranks lower than a police cat. Aw maaaan. Sayo: Uh, uhhhhhhhhh, um! Kohtaro: Wh-Wh-What is it!? Reika: Waaaaaaaaah. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Why are you crying? Reika: My job isn't going well, my boss is terrible, and my salary keeps getter smaller. Kagachi: I see... So human society is also hard. Hey, why are you two looking into each other's eyes? Sayo: Huh? Kohtaro: Ah? Uh, wha? Kagachi: Your friends are lovey-dovey. I understand. I'll end their suffering. Reika: Huh? Really? Kagachi: And then I'll eat them. Reika: *sniffle* It's the same thing day after day... -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: I hope your salary goes up... Reika: Thank you... -STAGE 5- Kohtaro/Sayo: (What should I say...?) Um... Sayo: You first... Kohtaro: No, you go first. Reika: Ohhhh, they both have feelings for each other! I think Reika had better get in gear and do something or she'll be in big trouble. Whaddoidowhaddoido? Ah, I know. Lesse, I think there was something in my pink police notepad... -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Koh! Kohtaro: Tsuki...ko? Reika: That's it! That CG is great! Let's hurry and break those two up and have Director Fumiko commend me! Kohtaro: Wha? Sayo: Eh? Reika: Buh? Did Reika do something again? Sayo: ...Fumiko. Kohtaro: Fumiko's behind it again. Tsukiko: Umm, I'm the last boss, you know. Please... don't ignore me. Kohtaro: We're not. I'm gonna take you down right now. Sayo: You're going to get it this time! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: Fine, do whatever you want... Reika: Aw man... I've made a new record for the number of failed missions in a row. I thought I'd succeed for sure. -ENDING- Kohtaro: Be careful and watch your step. Sayo: I will. Kohtaro: ...We're just getting started. Sayo: Let's seal away Fumiko for about 100 years this time. It'll be better for the world. Reika: Waaaaaaah. (...Buh? They didn't end up kissing, so does this mean that Reika succeeded...?) Huh, did I do it? Yaaay! Kohtaro: Look out! Watch your step! Sayo: Ah! Reika: ...Oooogghh Mission failed, Reika. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --A9. Kohtaro + Munchausen--------------------------------------------(ko+mu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Sayo: My name is Sayo Yuuki. On that day I died and came back to life, I became one with Kohtaro's shikigami. Why did that shikigami save me? Did the shikigami want to protect its spellcaster? Or did it just want a body? A body that can physically love him. Munchausen: Master Kohtaro. Kohtaro: Stop calling me that. Sayo: My heart feels uneasy when I see how friendly they are to one another. Are these my feelings, or...? I don't know... I just don't know. -STAGE 1- Kohtaro: Not another castle again. Why are bad guys always in castles? Munchausen: That's just a bias. An exception based on probability must have occurred. Kohtaro: What's that? Munchausen: Your predecessor taught you. Magic or evil exists. Right now, you're attracting evil... Kohtaro: Are you saing it's my fault? Munchausen: It depends how yo look at it. Whether it's magic or not is two sides of the same coin. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: It's already been predicted that the world is going to end. Munchausen: Yes, it is. But you don't know the rest of the prediction. Yukari: What is the rest of it? Munchausen: The world's end is also the world's beginning. Kohtaro: Wow, you sure know a lot. Sayo: ...What are you so impressed about? We need to fight. Kohtaro: I know. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Who's going to start the new world? Munchausen: His name is Kohtaro Kuga. Kohtaro: Ohhhh~ ...Wait, me? Sayo: You really don't know anything, do you? -STAGE 2- Kohtaro: What's this about starting the new world? Sayo: You really don't know anything. Kohtaro: I'm not asking you. Sayo: I have a name. Kohtaro: Okay, okay. Sorry, Sayo. Saayoo. Saaaayooo. Sayo: ... Kohtaro: Aw, come on, don't cry... My bad. I'm sorry. Munchausen: Hehehe, at any rate, those who use magic all know more or less that the world will end and begin again. That enemy didn't look very good at fortunetelling though. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: Good of you to make it... And I'm glad you have so much expression back in your face, Sayo. Sayo: ...Uncle? Munchausen: The satellie images show Master Shikou under a waterfall in the Hida mountains. This one is a fake. Shikou: Not everything is fake. Sayo: ... Kohtaro: Dammit, you made her cry again! You're gonna pay! I'm gonna pulverize you! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Please... make Sayo Yuuki happy. Munchausen: I'm sure if will be difficult. Master Kohtaro belongs to Lady Fumiko. -STAGE 3- Kohtaro: Don't cry... stupid. Sayo: ... Kohtaro: You're such a crybaby... Come on, don't cry. Munchausen: ... Kohtaro: What's going on, Junior? Munchausen: It appears the enemy uses high level illusions. Kohtaro: Did I attaact it as well? Munchausen: Yes. Everyone is trying to affect the new world. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A new wind is blowing. Yes, the new world will be a place blowing with flower petals. Isn't that right, eastern wind that protects the four directions? The blue who is a deep blue liar. Munchausen: All must become blue in the face of the complete blue, milady. Freedom: Then I shall make a name for myself like the Arada, who will begin a dazzling ball a millenia from now. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Kohtaro: Who are you anyway? Why are you smiling? Freedom: Because I influenced the new world. The Arada will be born in the new world. -STAGE 4- Kohtaro: What was she talking abut earlier? Munchausen: Be it magic or not is two sides of the same coin. Each is attracted so the world begins. And vice versa. Kohtaro: The world begins, so evil is attracted...? Munchausen: If you can create someone who attracts evil, it's the same thing as beginning the world. Kohtaro: So you mean if you turn water into ice, it's still the same cold. Munchausen: Yes. Kohtaro: It's a quibble. ...Huh? What? You're grabbing my sleeve. Sayo: It's... nothing. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Master Kohtaro. Lady Tsukiko is saddened by you. Kohtaro: Wait... you know Tsukiko? Sayo: (...The girl in the hospital...) Munchausen: *ahem* Master Kohtaro. I don't think I need to remind you that the enemy is using illusions. Kohtaro: Yeah. What about it? Munchausen: It's already got you in its grasp. Kohtaro: Huh, really? Munchausen: Your shikigami's heart is in chaos. Fight with a strong heart. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: ...Lady Tsukiko... Sayo: ... -STAGE 5- Kohtaro: Damn. I don't know who the enemy is, but now I'm pissed. If he lays a finger on Tsukiko, he's gonna pay! Sayo: Tsukiko is... Kohtaro: Hm? What? Sayo: ...Very fortunate. Kohtaro: Huuh? What the hell are you--I mean, she's not fortunate, Sayo. All this time, she's been sick in a hospital. She's sick... Damn it, who is it, Junior!? Who's my enemy!? Munchausen: I do not know. It doesn't seem to go by any set rules. !! ...Wait, I see. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Is that the person you said you'd introduce me to someday, Koh? Kohtaro: Tsukiko... Sayo: (...So this is her...) Tsukiko: I'm happy for you. Congratulations. Kohtaro: N-No! I'm not sure how it happened, but my shikigami became this chick and... and... Tsukiko: Well, you'd never get a girlfriend unless something like that happened. I'm happy. I'm happy for you. As Kohtaro began to speak, Sayo covered her ears. She didn't want to hear it. Munchausen: Master KOhtaro... I mean you, dense idiot! You're caught in its spell again! I told you they're illusions! Kohtaro: Huh!? Oh, that's right. Damn it! Of all the people you had to use, you used Tsukiko! You're dead meat! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...Koh! Munchausen: Kohtaro, it's not over yet! Kohtaro: Of course, it isn't! I'm not done yet! One more time! You're dead meat! *crumble* -ENDING- Munchausen lowered his glasses as he watched the crumbling castle. Munchausen: the beauty of destruction. Kohtaro: ...What was that thing anyway? Munchausen: A machine that shows those who approach it dreams. This time it was probably nightmares. Kohtaro: ...Your tone is back to your normal self. Munchausen: Huh!? Oh, is that so? Now where were we? Hahahaha... Kohtaro: ...Well, let's.... uh, go home, Sayo. That Tsukiko-looking fake was a spell, so don't let it bother you! Sayo: (....What would you do if I took it seriously?) Kohtaro: Huh? Sayo: I know. Of course, that was a spell. Let's go home. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --B1. Batu + Emilio---------------------------------------------------(ba+em)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Batu: The castle that only appears during a full moon is known as the Swan Castle. After a long absence, I, Batu Harai, returned to my homeland as a mercenary. The job didn't pay much, but the noble young master looked sad. -STAGE 1- Emilio: Batu, where are we? Batu: We're almost at our destination, your master. We'll arrive soon. Emilio: So this is the Swan Castle... Batu: This castle only appears during a full moon. Emilio: So my people are here? Batu: Yes. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Back by popular demand, it's Yukari Season 2! With a scent of of romance in the air, I'm sexier than before! Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Batu: Cover your ears, young master. This woman's words have poison in them. Emilio: Thank, Batu, but don't worry. I know all about the darkness in this world. Yukari: I object to any parents or guardians coming along! Batu: Quiet! I am Master Emilio's mercenary. Yukari: You're so old-school! People will totally say you're uncool if you talk like that! Emilio: Don't talk about my retainer like that! Have at you! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: How cruel! Batu: Say no more to the young master with your venomous words. -STAGE 2- Emilio: Thank you, Batu. You saved me. Batu: It's my job. ...Don't worry about it. (...Poor child. If he were born a commoner, he wouldn't have the demon inside him...) Emilio: Let's hurry. We have to save the citizens. Batu: Yes, sir. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: You seem dignified and accustomed to giving orders. Are you of royal upbringing? Batu: (...Well, this one seems normal.) He is Emilio, heir to the royal House of Stanburke. Emilio: Thank you, Batu, but my father went into hiding. I am the rightful Count of Beruna. ...You. Let my people go. Shikou: I am Shikou Mibuya. I am usually not permitted to reveal my name... But I am pleased to be able to fight people of such esteem. I have not harmed your people. Let us battle! Emilio: Certainly! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: ...Well done! You may proceed! Emilio: Thank you. -STAGE 3- Batu: Let's hurry. The enemy swore the people weren't harmed, but we can't be sure. Emilio: Thank you, Batu. And, I'm sorry I can't pay you very much. Batu: If you really feel that way, why don't you just take this land? I'll profit then also. Emilio: I'll pay you as much as I can. But... are you telling me to fight with my cousin, Princess Maako? Batu: ...Ah, no... I was out of line. I don't want the young master to be sad. But many feel that you are the true heir, rather than a woman with mixed blood. Be aware of that. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: An old wind. Sorrowful and stagnant. Emilio: Are you referring to me? Batu: Young master, cover your ears. This woman's words have poison in them. Emilio: It's okay, Batu. You don't have to worry. ...Are you talking about me, woman!? Freedom: Yes... I am referring to you. A wind swayed by duty and emotion. An old wind. If you could say what you really feel, you might at least be happy. Emilio: ... Batu: Why you! -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: Remember this... Remember my words... Batu: I don't want to see my young master's face in pain. Emilio: Batu. Batu: Yes, sir. Emilio: I don't hate Princess Maako as much as my father does. It's not so bad having a demon living inside me. -STAGE 4- Batu: You seem tired. Why don't I go on ahead? Emilio: It's alright. If I don't try my best now, I'll regret if for the rest of my life. Batu: ...Understood. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Are you father and son? Batu: How rude! He is the Count of Beruna. His standing it much higher than a mercenary like me. Kagachi: I see. How unfortunate. Emilio: What do you mean? Kagachi: You're all alone. Even the only adult that came with you to this battlefield tried to abandon you. Emilio: I'm... I'm royalty. Everyone expects no less of me. So I'm alone. What of it? I'll take it into consideration, but there's nothing I can do about it. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: You should have just died. It's tormenting to be alone. Emilio: I can't die without fulfilling my duty. -STAGE 5- Batu: Young master, I did not mean to abandon you or anything like that. Emilio: Thank you, Batu. It's okay. I know how good you are to me. Batu: I'm a simple mercenary. But even if I wasn't, and even if you weren't royalty, I'd still fight for you. If only... Emilio: I know, Batu. You don't have to say anything. I also... *sigh* I also dream of not being royalty, like my father or late brother. But it's no use. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare. So, what do you think of the nightmares I've shown you? Emilio: Stop witht he prattle. Return the citizens. If not, we'll fight for them. Tsukiko: Don't worry... They're all just dreaming. But don't you think it's better for them to keep dreaming? Their dreams must be better than reality. Batu: Don't make me laugh. If they were never able to decide that on their own, there's no meaning. Tsukiko: I can make the both of you dream that you are a loving father and son. Batu: ...That's... Emilio: ...Batu, I order you as the Count: Do your duty! Batu: If that is your command. Yessir! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: Let... reality crush you... Batu: The young master is not like that. ...What is this? Emilio: So this is the reality. Batu, just a little more. Batu: Understood. -ENDING- Emilio: It's over... Batu: It isn't included in my fee, but I'll escort you to the palace. Emilio: No, that's okay. I don't intend to be praised over this. Anyway, would you like to come to my domain? How about it? Batu: I am a mercenary. I have no business staying in a peaceful land. Emilio: How about as a friend? After Batu thought for a while, he smiled unexpectedly. Batu: I see. I suppose mercenaries also need some time to rest. I will join you. Emilio: Mmhm. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --B2. Batu + Fumiko---------------------------------------------------(ba+fu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Batu: We're not going to a ball ur anything. Why are we paired together, male and female? Fumiko: I know. Batu: Is anyone even going to play with this combination. Fumiko: I know. Batu: ...I'm starting to feel lonely. Fumiko: I know. Batu: The color of fate is Blue. Fumiko: I know. Batu: Why you! Fumiko: I heard you the first time. The color of fate is Blue. -STAGE 1- Batu: This is terrible. Fumiko: Oh, what is? Batu: I'm paired up with a woman. Fumiko: I'm strong, you know. Batu: ...That's not the point. I just don't like the fact that I have to let women and children fight. Fumiko: Hm, so this is chivalry. I kind of like it. Batu: In this case, I'm just narrow-minded. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: I've given up countless things in my life. Life's about giving things up, isn't it? Fumiko: ...She's already a loser before the battle has even begun. Batu: This is going to be hard. Fumiko: ...Oh, you too? Batu: It's hard dealing with women. Fumiko: Once you've given up on something, you have no right to live. A woman's life has to be filled with desire. Batu: ...And if it isn't? Fumiko: Humanity will perish. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Fumiko: You're not even worth killing the way you are now. Yukari: Whaaat? I can't believe you just said that! You talk like you're the rival of some manga's hero. Fumiko: Don't you mean "the hero who's showing mercy to a washed-up Stage 1 boss"? Batu: ...Women are scary. -STAGE 2- Batu: It looks like things don't seem to work out for both men and women. Fumiko: I know. Kohtaro's feelings haven't budged at all. Batu: That's a terrible example. Still, I can't believe there are men who would turn you down. Fumiko: I know. I'm just as mystified. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: ...I'm relieved at least one of you is a man. Batu: Me too. Fumiko: ...I'm getting a weird vibe. Are you guys playing for the other team? Shikou: No. It's just that sometimes the enemy understand things better than someone who has unrealistic goals. Nothing more. Fumiko: At any rate, it's better to have a beautiful enemy. If you win, you might be able to have some fun. Batu: ... Shikou: ...Uh, I don't know about that. Batu: ...Let's get started. Shikou: Agreed. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Now I can finally rest... Batu: ...I think I'll be out of commission for a while. Fumiko: You act like it's my fault. Fine, just stay there and die while a cat nibbles on you. -STAGE 3- Batu: What a gloomy place. No, I imagine that all battlefields are like this. Fumiko: Oh, as long as I'm here, it's gonna be bright and lively. Shall I light a fire here? Batu: No, let's not do that. ...Burning the captives alive isn't part of our mission. Hahaha, it is indeed as bright as can be. I wonder what we would have talked about if we were both men. Fumiko: We would have been talking about meaningless things, conversations without hopes or aspirations. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: So you made it, my personal sin. Batu: I don't recall having any grudges with you. Fumiko: ...That's my stepmother. No, perhaps my mother's ghost. Freedom: ...You still call me that I see. Fumiko: ... Hmhmhmhm, today's a good day. I get another chance to kill you. I'm so happy, I'm almost crying. Freedom: ...You still think of that person... Fumiko: That person? Men are all mine, Stepmother. Hurry and go back to hell. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Batu: How terrible. It's a cruel joke to make someone fight the ghosts of their parents. Fumiko: Oh? Really? It actually holds a lot of meaning for me. -STAGE 4- Fumiko: You're so pessimistic, you know. Batu: Me...? Fumiko: That's right. YOu always think about things negatively. Why don't you try being positive? Batu: I used to have a wife. Fumiko: If you're single, you can fall in love again. Batu: I used to have a child. Fumiko: Just have another one. Batu: I... Fumiko: If you don't like how things are, then just change the future. You can't change the past, it's too late. Stop thinking about the things you can't change. Batu: ...I'm not that strong. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You there, did she get to you? Batu: ... Kagachi: I sympathize with you. It's not so easy changing your feelings. Fumiko: Are you making me the bad guy again? Fine, it's gonna be fun destroying men like you and making them kneel before me. Kagachi: The workd coming out of your mouth make you the bad guy. Fumiko: Oh, are all the bad people imitating the way I talk now? I'm honored, though a tad annoyed. ...Whatever. Hurry up and die. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: I want to be treated with kindness once in a while... Fumiko: All you have to do is come to me. If you're still alive, that is. -STAGE 5- Fumiko: So, how long has it been since your wife and son died? Batu: ...Seven years. Fumiko: Then that's enough time. You're wife and son must be tired of being jealous by now. Batu: It's not enough time for me... My heart. I'm not ready to let go yet. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare. Fumiko: What part of that back there was a nightmare? I don't get it. Tsukiko: ...Well, I'm sure that's true for you in any case. You don't care about what happens to anyone else. The parent you fought to the death... The suffering man standing next to you... Fumiko: You're right, I don't care. I'll just deal with it later. Isn't that what life is all about? Tsukiko: How insolent... Fumiko: I only need to believe in the world Kohtaro is creating. The future will get better no matter what, so you'll just have to die. Let's have this boring nightmare bid us farewell, Batu. Fight. Batu: ...Heh, you're a selfish woman from start to finish. But your story sold me. Count me in. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: You fight well, Batu Harai. Let's make a deal. Would you like to see your child? I can grant you those dreams. For all eternity. Fumiko: It lookes like fun bidding on a man. It'll be lonely and you won't see your kid, but how about it, Batu? Wanna come with me? Batu: Is there an extra prize? Fumiko: Nothing for now. But, I don't know about the future. Batu: I see. That's a very appealing prize. Even though I sont see my son... I'll take the witch's offer. I may sill be able to fulfill my child's wishes. Tsukiko: Stupid man, let reality crush you... -ENDING- Batu: What a pleasant dawn. Fumiko: The wind feels good. It must mean you're healthy if waking up geels better than dreaming. Batu: ...You're probably right. Fumiko: What are you gonna do now? Batu: I'm going to quit being a mercenary and go back to medical school. I'll get in no matter what. Fumiko: That sounds nice. I'll come see you if I ever catch a cold. Batu: ...In Japan, don't they say people like you don't catch colds? Fumiko: ...I supposed so. Batu: Hmph, you managed to hire a merc based on an empty promise. That's the stupidest thing I ever heard. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --B3. Batu + Roger----------------------------------------------------(ba+ro)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Batu: Ninjas are apparently ridiculous show-offs. On that day, I headed toward a castle that looked like something out of someone's nightmare. Thats when I saw him for the first time, stand atop a spire gazing at the moon. -STAGE 1- Roger: What a nice wind. It smells like death. Batu: Can you also read the wind? Roger: Yes. I am also a wind traveler. Batu: You're dressed strangely, but you seem normal enough. Roger: Hmph... -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: I used to always wonder, why do the people I like end up hating me? Even Kaiho and Takano. They all leave me; they all do. ...Talking about AZANT. Is that so important? Is that reason enough to fight? Roger: I personally sympathize with you. However... Batu: We're going to kill you. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Batu: Hey, why do people fight anyway? Roger: If people knew the answer to that, everything would be peaceful. Batu: I wonder if we'll know sometime in the far off future. -STAGE 2- Batu: What do you make of this wind? Roger: It doesn't smell of blood. But this place reeks of the dead. I doubt we'll find anyone alive here. Batu: A castle of the dead... -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: ...I've trained many girls to fight gods until now, but I only sent them to their deaths. It must be the way of this country: to drink the blood of young girls and go on living. Batu: ...That is what battles are all about. Roger: ... -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: I don't expect to be forgiven with just this... Roger: The confusion in your heart is what's tormenting you. Batu: Sleep in hell. -STAGE 3- Batu: This place makes me feel at ease. Roger: The stillness of death... Batu: From one perspective, this place may be an ideal world. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A wounded wind is blowing. A wind that would shed blood if you were to touch the wound. Roger: Freedom Wind...!? Batu: Do you know her? Roger: No. It's an old legend. She's red, yet ultramarine. Blue, and the wife of ultramarine. She died defending the commoners during the Golden War... Freedom: So someone remembers me afterall. Roger: I looked up to you. I never imagined I would have to do battle with you. Freedom: I am now a spiried.... Not just a shadow. There's no need for you to hesitate. Now, let us begin. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: I hope that someone can heal you... Roger: This wound is a part of me. I have no intention of being healed. -STAGE 4- Batu: Is it painful? Roger: ...I have no more tears. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Two warriors. Roger: ... Batu: ... Kagachi: Let's fight. Using words isn't our style. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: ... Roger: Respect to the dead. Batu: A curse for us. -STAGE 5- Roger: The end draws near. Batu: ...For this battle, at least. Roger: What do you want to do at the end of your life? Batu: I want to die surrounded by flowers. I'll die and become nourishment for the flowers. I'll live within them. Roger: I want to die protecting the one I care about. Batu: I hope that comes true for you. Roger: Same to you. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: ...Roy? Roger: ...Tsukiko... Tsukiko: What... Why are you here? Batu: ...Roger. She's already dead... Roger: Uwaaaaaaaaahh! Batu: ...Damn. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...Roy. It's not... true... *crumble* Batu: ...Get up. It's not over yet. Roger: No, no... I've had enough with just Shin... Batu: I said get up! -ENDING- Batu looks at the disappearing castle with a lonesome look on his face. Batu: ... Roger: ...I lost my cool. Sorry. Batu: ...You're not the only one. I thought I saw my dead son as the castle disappeared. Roger: It's better to have seen him than not seeing him at all. ...Even if was only an illusion. Batu: ...Indeed. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --B4. Batu + Gennojo--------------------------------------------------(ba+ge)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Emilio: Anyway, starting today, he'll also be involved in the investigation. Batu: (...A foreigner, huh?) Gennojo: This country doesn't have any good cigarettes. Emilio: I'll have some imported immediately. Batu: ...Why don't you make this an opporunity to quit? Gennojo: I've quit already. You're the one that's smoking. It smells like there are chemicals in them that aren't prohibited in this country. Batu: ...Young sir, pay no attention to this one says. Come to think of it, I never liked you from the day I first met you... -STAGE 1- Batu: Why am I stuck with you...? Gennojo: I'm sorry I'm not a beautiful woman. But I'm sure I'd be more useful in solving the incident. Batu: Honest to a fault. I'm just against inviting a foreigner. Nothing more. Gennojo: Aren't mercenaries foreigners in general? Or are you saying you're different? Batu: When this is all over, see for yourself. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: With an abundance and cuteness 100x over, she's even more gorgeous than before! Yukari Type 2 is finally here! Here's a big gun to your heart. Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Batu: ...A Nyaponichi. I'll kill you. Gennojo: ...I think that won't be possible. Batu: What? Gennojo: Her shadow doesn't look natural. She isn't... Hmm. It's not real, so it can't be killed. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Batu: What's the connection between the missing people and this illusion, private investigator? Gennojo: A mercenary should think for himself a little too. -STAGE 2- Batu: I don't like this incident. ...I don't like this castle. Gennojo: I agree. Although it's better than murdering and walking under the burning hot sun. Batu: You're an annoying partner. Gennojo: Well, thanks. ...Look, here comes the enemy. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: Welcome, warriors. I am usually not permitted to reveal my name, but I am Shikou Mibuya. Let us fight. Gennojo: It doesn't matter who you are... Although I am interested in the thing that created you. Batu: Is this really an illusion? Gennojo: Yeah, but that's not really the problem. But the way, about those cigarettes... Batu: Do you want a smoke? Gennojo: No... Let's fight first. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Well done... Gennojo: My job doesn't allow me to kill. It doesn't give the right to arrest or reform anyone either. A private investigator can only do one thing: Solve the mystery. It's not something to be praised. -STAGE 3- Batu: Here, a cigarette. Gennojo: Thanks, but no. I'm trying to quit. Batu: ...What do you mean? Gennojo: Have you ever had a dream with smell? -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A dry wind is blowing. The wind of a traveler who is tired but still continues to walk. Gennojo: I'm sure it's better than a damp wind. You can probably light a fire easier. Freedom: I hope that someone will be able to heal you. Gennojo: No thanks. I don't want anyone to heal me. Batu: What's the use in talking to a dream? Gennojo: You're right. Well, let's get started then. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Batu: Investigator. Gennojo: What is it? Batu: I have no intention of getting healed either. At least not my heart. -STAGE 4- Batu: ...I've never had a dream with smell. Is that what you meant? Gennojo: Yeah, that's it. It appears we're dreaming together. Batu: Since when? From what point did this become a dream? Gennojo: Probably when we entered the city. So the missing people... Hmm. They're probably dreaming like us. Batu: ...What should we do? Gennojo: This dream seems to have an outline. That means that is must have an ending, right? -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Are you like me? Gennojo: No, I'm not. You're just a dream. You're not real. Batu: This dream seems to have an ending. So we're going to end it. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Batu: I don't like Nyaponichi, but you have earned my respect as a private investigator. Gennojo: Well, thanks. -STAGE 5- Gennojo: The end should be approaching soon. Batu: How can you determine that? Gennojo: It's 7:50 now. Morning will be here soon. Batu: I'm not so sure about that. Gennojo: Wanna bet? Batu: You haven't quit drinking yet, have you? Gennojo: Of course not! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I'm your greatest nightmare... So what do you think of the nightmare I've shown you? It's well made, don't you think? ...Why are you smiling? Batu: Women and children will never understand. Gennojo: No doubt about that. Tsukiko: I don't like that attitude. Prepare yourselves. Gennojo: Even when you risk your life... Batu: ...There are times you can still smile. Like when someone loses a bet and pays up. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Batu: I'll treat you as much as you want. Gennojo: ...No, it's my loss. It looks like it's not over yet. -ENDING- Gennojo: My treat. Batu: No, I lost. Gennojo: ...Then, how about splitting the bill? Batu: Heh, that sounds good. You can drink, can't you? Gennojo: I can probably drink until tomorrow morning. Batu: Wahahahaha. Then let's get a hangover before we return to the palace. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --B5. Batu + Mihee----------------------------------------------------(ba+mi)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Mihee: Why am I here in this place? Batu: Why am I with this woman? Mihee: I came here to see my cousin! Batu: A woman on the battlefield...? Is there no hope for this world? Batu/Mihee: This sucks. -STAGE 1- Batu: Why me...? Mihee: Why am I...? No, no, we can't move forward like this. Batu, was it? Is this the Swan Castle, where the people are said to have disappeared? Batu: Right... I guess it can't be helped. Let's work together. ....This world really is hopeless. Mihee: If there was any hope, this world would've been saved long ago. Including me. And maybe even you. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Back by popular demand, I've made my come back from the previous game. I'm Yukari Horiguchi, age 17! Mihee: An acquaintance of yours? Batu: Do I look like I know her? I've seen strange things on the battlefield, but she's something else entirely. Yukari: Oh my, a new face. Okay, as your senior on the battlefield, I'll teach you how to fight! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: You ended up teaching me how to fight! I can't stand this! Batu: I don't know it she's stupid or what. Mihee: She might have made a good concubine. -STAGE 2- Batu: ...What kind of castle is this? Mihee: What if this place was so much fun, you didn't want to go back to reality? Batu: If you're joking, it's a bad joke. If you're serious, that's even worse. Mihee: ...You're too uptight. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: I guess I should say welcome. Batu: (I'm relieved... There aren't only amusing people here.) Mihee: Don't bother welcoming us. You're not a beautiful young girl. You're also the enemy. Shikou: So being a beautiful young girl is more imporant than being the enemy? Mihee: Isn't it normal to worry about the face of girl rather than face of an enemy? Batu: It's not normal for you to be talking like that. This world really is hopeless. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: ...You're strong. Mihee: Because I'm beautiful Batu: What kind of castl--I mean battle is this. -STAGE 3- Mihee: It's not a castle with only beautiful women. It's no fun. Batu: ...Why are you so obsessed with beautiful women? Mihee: ...Obsessed? Me? -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A confused wind is blowing. Mihee: She's beautiful. This is it. This is the battle I've been waiting for. Freedom: Thank you. I'm pleased. Batu: What an emotionally disturbed conversation. There's no hope. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: I forgive you. Mihee: Do you want to be my bride? Batu: Everyone's fallen ill... -STAGE 4- Mihee: Why did you come to this castle? Batu: I'm a mercenary. I'll fight anywhere if the price is right. Mihee: Is that what you're particular about? Batu: ...No, there's nothing particular about it. Mihee: You're ill, aren't you? Batu: ...Are you trying to get back at me for what I said to you? Mihee: Yeah. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: What is your relationshup with each other? Batu: I guess the best answer is, we're just passing through together. Mihee: Enemies stuck together in the same boat. Kagachi: I see. How unfortunate. A mob is just too weak. Batu: That's an amateur's opinion. There's strength in numbers. The side with the greater number always wins. Mihee: That's an amateur's opinion. Do you really think you can beat him without a handicap like this? -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: ...Strength in numbers, huh? Mihee: I told you I was strong. Batu: Stop it, he's already dying. -STAGE 5- Mihee: ...Utterly... Batu: ...Everyone is sick. Let's just be nice to them. Mihee: ...I'm not beautiful. Batu: Hm? Mihee: ...I'm not beautiful, so that's why I like beautiful women. If you don't understand, forget about it. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I'm your greatest nightmare. Mihee: Half of your associates certainly weren't beautiful young girls. Batu: It definitely was a nightmare for me. Mihee: What do you mean by that? Tsukiko: Everyone is at rest here. They're all having nice dreams. Batu: There's no way that sleeping forever can be good. I can only think that they're all emotionally disturbed. Tsukiko: What do you think? Don't you think reality is harder to deal with? Mihee: I do, but that's how things are. Batu: Agreed. You take the good with the bad. You take the bad with the good. That's just how things are. Mihee: I'll have to defeat you before I make you my bride. Batu: Even if you're emotionally disturbed, the morning still comes. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...Do you enjoy reality that much? Batu: The people asleep now have families. They can't just conveniently continue dreaming by themselves. Mihee: If you lose your job as the last enemy, I'll make you my bride. Tsukiko: ...I hope reality crushes you... -ENDING- Batu: It's over. Mihee: Yeah. But in the end, I didn't even get a single beautiful girl. This trip was so useless. Batu: ... Mihee: You have something you want to say? Batu: I think you're very beautiul. ...Well, see ya. Have a safe trip home. Mihee: Wh, What did you say? Batu: That face you just made was particularly beautiful. Wahahaha...! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --B6. Batu + Nagino---------------------------------------------------(ba+na)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Batu: The castle that only appears during a full moon was known as the Swan Castle. After a long absence, I, Batu Harai, returned to my homeland as a mercenary. The job didn't pay much, but the young girl who hired me looked sad. -STAGE 1- Batu: We're almost at our destination... uhh... Nagino: You can call me Nagi. So this is the Swan Castle, huh? Batu: It only appears during a full moon. Nagino: Hey, can I see you smile? Batu: Huh? Nagino: I'm sure you'd look better if you smile. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: With an abundance of cuteness 100x over, Yukari, version 2, is finally here! Even more gorgeous than before, a golden hammer smites your heart. Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Batu: ... Nagino: It's okay to smile. Batu: No, it doesn't suit me. Yukari: Oh, come on! Batu: Be quiet! I'm a mercenary. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: You're mean! Batu: If you know a way to defeat the enemy without violence, let me know. That would be kinder on a mercenary. -STAGE 2- Nagino: Hey, Batu, why are you a mecenary anway? Batu: ...It's not in the contract for me to tell you that. Nagino: What about smiling? Batu: That goes for smiling too. You shouldn't expect so much from a mercenary. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: A father and his daughter... This is going to be difficult. Batu: (...Well, this one seems normal.) ...Here I come. Nagino: Aren't you going to identify yourself? Batu: That custom is from the olden days. We don't do it now. Shikou: I am Shikou Mibuya, young lady. Nagino: I'm Nagino Ise. Call me Nagi. So why is it hard to fight against a father and a daughter? Shikou: Even if I win, there's a feeling of regret. Forget about it... It's not important. Here I come. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Well done... You may proceed. Batu: Do you know why people stopped identifying themselves in battle? Nagino: ? Batu: Because it gnaws at your conscience. If you've learned your lesson, stop talking to the enemy. -STAGE 3- Nagino: Wait, Batu. Batu: What is it? Nagino: I'm going to keep talking to the enemy. And I'm still going to ask you to smile. Batu: ...I think you should stop. Nagino: No, I won't give up. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: An 8th wind ascends to the heavens. I know people like you. The blue born from black, the blue of blue. Batu: Don't confuse my master with your strange words! Nagino: Can you smile? Freedom: Yes, and I feel honored to be able to polish those powers. Now then, let us begin. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: [So, you believe that even that man is worthy of living.] Nagino: [Is there anyone that is okay to let die?] Freedom: [Not all people want to live. No matter how much you fight your fate...] Nagino: Even so, I'll keep fighting. As long as my light keeps shining. -STAGE 4- Batu: What was that all about? Nagino: I don't think that was in the contract. Batu: ...You're right. Nagino: I'll tell you if you smile. Batu: ...No, that's okay. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Are you father and daughter? Batu: No. A mercenary and his client. Nagino: Oh no. You made him angry. Batu: I'm not angry. Nagino: Are too, are too. Kagachi: How unfortunate. You are alone, abandoned by the one adult who came with you to the battlefield. Nagino: No, you're wrong. Some days, it's sunny, and some days, it's raining. He's just shy. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: I see. You were not alone. Batu: ... -STAGE 5- Nagino: Ugh, uggh. Batu: I'm not smiling even if you make that weird face. Nagino: I see. Batu: ...There was once a man who was feared because he was large and was asked to help out in a fight. He wanted a normal life, but he couldn't do anything else... That is all. Nagino: I see. But he's fortunate. It's better than killing just because you like to. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare. What do you think of the nightmare I've shown you? Nagino: It was nothing. A nightmare should have more ghosts and stuff. Batu: My client is the archenemy of nightmares. Compared to her, you're no big deal. Tsukiko: We'll just have to see how long you can keep talking like that. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: Let... reality crush you. Nagino: Hey, once this is over, will you smile for me? Batu: I'll think about it. -ENDING- Nagino: Well, we managed to save the people that were slee... Hey, don't try to run away. Batu: Umm, I said I'd think about it. Nagino: Smile. Batu: ... Nagino: Smile! Batu: ...Well, I've forgotten how to smile. Nagino: Then you don't have to smile. Batu: Really? Nagino: There. Now that's a smile. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --B7. Batu + Reika----------------------------------------------------(ba+re)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Batu: The battlefield is a cruel place. Women and children often bear the brunt of the burden. Reika: Doot-di-doot-di-doo~ Batu: I'm not sure why a mercenary like me took this girl in. I was just angry. With the world. And myself. Reika: Reika's a police officer in the History Security Police. Batu: ...I decided to go to the castle. It is said to be able to heal emotional illnesses. -STAGE 1- Reika: So this place is a countryside even in the 21st century? Reika's surprised. Batu: ...What's with this girl? Reika: Reika's a police officer in the History Security Police. Batu: ...I see. (Poor thing, she must have gone through so much, she went crazy...) Reika: ??? Batu: Alright, come with me. Try not to get hurt. Reika: Where are we going? Batu: Swan Castle. They say the sunrise from the its rooftop, your emotional illnesses will be cured. Reika: Oooh, great. Reika has business there too. Batu: ...Yes, you definitely do. I mean, we're going for your sake. Uh, never mind. Let's go. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Have you heard the rumors already? Of course! Back by popular demand, it's Yukari Type 100, Sky Chapter! I always get the hex I'm aiming for. Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Aahahaha. Reika: From a far away future, I'm a superheroine traveling through time. The maiden with green hair. My undying love is bathed in the light of a world to come. Reika Kirishima is here! Batu: ...Another one's fallen ill. Yukari: Is it a cold? Reika: Is it athlete's foot? Batu: ...It's pretty serious. It's making it difficult to talk. Yukari: In that case, you should just lose already and go home. I'll defeat you. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: No way! Sky Chapter ends here!? *sigh* What's gonna happen to me? *gasp* I hope not that again. *gasp* Or that. Reika: Yup, this and that. Yukari: Noooo! Batu: It's disturbing that they're actually carrying on a conversation. -STAGE 2- Batu : ...Just wait. I'll cure all of you. Reika: Batty, are you a doctor? Batu: No, but I wanted to be. I wonder why things ended up like this... Reika: Ah, you're right. According to my notes, you'll be a doctor in 20 years. Batu: ...Heh, is that so? At any rate, according to the legend, I should be able to heal you guys. Reika: Reika's healthy. That's the only good trait I have. Batu: I know. I know. Let's just get going. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: ...I've trained many girls to fight gods until now, but I only sent them to their deaths. It must be the way of this country: To drink the blood of young girls and go on living. Batu: Another ill one here. Reika: ...Then you should just change those ways. Shikou: How? And where? Reika: Even if you don't know how, you have to move forward. Move towards tomorrow! Batu: ...? Reika: Even if this world is an enclosed darkness, it's still wrong to give up. There's nothing you can't change. Shikou: How would you know that? Reika: There's no way Reika would know that. I only know that the future isn't that bad. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: The future isn't that bad, huh? Reika: Yup. -STAGE 3- Batu: That was a clever retort. I liked how you said how would you know anything. Reika: ??? About what? Batu: No, never mind. ...I hope it gets cured. ...I mean, I'll cure you. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: The seventh wind is blowing. You must have unlocked the secrets of the world. Reika: Who are you? Batu: They're all ill. Every one of them. All because of war. I've never felt such hatred towards war until now. Freedom: ...Um, I think you're a little off base. Batu: No, don't say any more. I'm going to do it. I'm going to cure you all. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: I thought my role was a little better than this. Reika: Too bad. Batu: ...I'll cure you too. Just sleep there for a while. -STAGE 4- Reika: ...Batty's a kind person. Batu: No, I'm not. I'm alive today because I wasn't kind. If I were kind, I would have killed myself before living the life of a mercenary. I'm not who you think I am. Reika: ...Are you saying that even after you've had a glimpse of the future? Batu: ...? -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: There are times I feel like fighting for someone else. I'm sure my life will end because of that decision. Batu: Sometimes things are taken from you before you have a chance to fight for them. Like me, for example. Kagachi: I wonder about that. Haven't you gained those things once again? Reika: ??? Batu: ...Who knows. I'm not sure yet. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: If I'm going to be killed, I want to be killed by someone with gentle eyes. Reika: ... Kagachi: My wish has been granted. -STAGE 5- Reika: His wish was so sad. I wonder why he didn't wish for something more happy. Batu: Really? Reika: If you're gonna die, why not die looking to tomorrow? If the result is the same, that'd be a lot better. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare... Batu What's with everyone...? Reika: What's with everyone? Batu: I'll just have to cure you all. Go to sleep for now. Let's do that first. Tsukiko: That's not possible. You two are going to be dreaming here for all of eternity. Batu: Heve, you said there's no way to know the future... I guess you're right. I haven't even decided what I'm going to eat tomorrow. If you want to know the future, you just have to make it yourself. I'm going to win, I'm going to cure you. Reika: That's right, Batty. You're gonna look good as a doctor. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- *crumble* Batu: Damn, is there still more? Reika: ...It's a versatile system that seeks those willing to take on the pain of others. Batu: What are you talking about? Reika: "Everyone" controlling Reika. Lend me a hand. Let's change history together. It's wrong to abandon this world just because it's enclosed darkness. So lend me a hand. We're gonna create a doctor, just you and me. -ENDING- Batu stands on the roof of the castle, waiting for the dawn. Batu: A little more, just a bit more... The illness will be cured soon. Reika: No. ...You're already cured, Batty. Batu: ...? Reika: The castle wasn't calling for me. It was calling for you, Batty. As she melted into the light of day, Reika smiled. Reika: Don't forget about today. History will change, just a little. Whether you can change it more is up to you. Heheh. Reika failed another mission. Batu: H-Hey! Reika disappeared inside the light. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --B8. Batu + Munchausen-----------------------------------------------(ba+mu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Batu: Two guys is kind of dull. Munchausen: Indeed, sir. Batu: Is anyone even going to play with this combination? Munchausen: Indeed, sir. Batu: I'm starting to feel lonely. Munchausen: Indeed, sir. Batu: ...An apple is an orange. Munchausen: Indeed, sir. Batu: Why you! Munchausen: Huh?! Oh, pardon me. I was feeling sleepy... -STAGE 1- Batu: That's a relief. Munchausen: What is, sir? Batu: I don't know what would have happened if I was paired up with a woman or child. Munchausen: The participants in this endeavor are the cream of the crop at what they do. Batu: ...To be honest, I don't like it when I have to let women and children fight. Munchausen: ...I see you are a man of chivalry. Batu: I'm just narrow-minded. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: I used to always wonder, why do the people I like always end up hating me? Even Kaiho and Takano. They all leave me; they all do. ...Talking about AZANT. Is that so important? Is that reason enough to fight? Batu: This is going to be hard. Munchausen: ...It appears to be a haunted spirit. Batu: It's still going to be hard. I'm still dealing with a woman. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: ...Men should all just die. Batu: ... -STAGE 2- Batu: All things seem to have a wayo f not working out. Munchausen: Indeed, sir. Batu: I had never killed a woman before. Munchausen: You'll get used to it. Batu: Probably. But that's what I don't like. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: I'm glad you guys are men. Batu: Same here. Munchausen: It seems strange to have a sense of understanding with the enemy. Shikou: Don't be so sure. Sometimes the enemy understands things better than someone who has unrealistic goals. Munchausen: I see. You have a point, sir. Batu: And there's nothing we can do about it. Very well. Let's cut the chitchat and fight. Shikou: Agreed. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Now I can finally rest... Batu: ... -STAGE 3- Batu: What a gloomy place. A battlefield is always like this. I've given up on countless things. I probably have to give up something here also. Munchausen: There's no salvation where there are only men, Master Batu. A woman's touch is needed. Batu: But that still doesn't mean we should send women and children to the battlefield. Fine, there's no salvation on the battlefield. That much is true. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A sad wind is blowing. ...Lift your heads, men. Batu: ...Are your eyes hurt? Freedom: No, I just want to keep the one I love most seared onto the back of my eyelids. The wind guides me through everyday life, so I have no problems. The same foes for battle. Proably. Munchausen: This is a legendary ghost. Master Batu, the person before us is likely someone from 1000 years ago. Batu: This is amazing. Could she be one of my ancestors? Freedom: Perhaps. My husband once had relations with a peasant. ...If you wish to proceed, fight. Batu: Isn't there any way we could go forward without fighting? Freedom: No, unfortunately not. You understand, right? There is no other way. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Batu: I knew there was no alternative to fighting. But I had to ask anyway. Freedom: I know what you mean. I'm the same way. -STAGE 4- Batu: What do they plan to do by gathering spirits from all arond? Munchausen: I believe it's some kind of spell. It's reasonable to assume spirits will gather where magic is strong. Batu: And it's purpose? Munchausen: The spell only has one effect: To bind something. Batu: We just don't know what that is, huh? -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: ... Batu: I guess there's no need for an explanation. Kagachi: That's right. If you have something to say, say it in battle. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: ...Well done. Munchausen: May I ask you something? What spell do you plan to use? Kagachi: ...If you make it to the end... you'll know. Munchausen: That is true. -STAGE 5- Munchausen: I think we should hurry. Batu: Is something going to happen? Munchausen: No, but it will be dawn soon. I need to prepare breakfast before my master awakens. Batu: That's quite an excuse, but is that all? Munchausen: Of course not, sir, but that would be the main reason. Batu: So the magic spell will be completed, huh...? -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare. Batu: Well, whatever's going to happen, it looks like we made it in time to see it. Munchausen: It appears that way, sir. Young lady, what purpose do you have in doing such a thing? Tsukiko: None. I was merely summoned as well. Munchausen: Are you saying that no one planned this? Tsukiko: Perhaps. Regardless, there's no denying that "this" exists to show the dreams people wish for. And people wish for a nightmare. Batu: Where are the missing people? Tsukiko: Even now, they are dreaming. They haven't been eating, so some may already be dead. Batu: I'll just defeat you and save them. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Batu: Is it over? Tsukiko: ...It's... too late... *crumble* -ENDING- The two men stood, watching the dawn rise. Munchausen: Did the dreams finally become reality in the form of a monster? Batu: They just ended as dreams. Munchausen: ...I believe so, sir. Let's prepare breakfast. Batu: Heh, yeah. I guess reality seems to be stronger. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --C1. Emilio + Fumiko-------------------------------------------------(em+fu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Emilio: I wonder why we're so unfortunate. Shikou: Mm. Kagachi: It looks like the men are unfortunate in general this time. Kohtaro: Really? Emilio/Kagachi: Go away, protagonist. Ring, ring, ring. Emilio: Well, I'm up. I had better go. Shikou: I should head to Stage 2 as well. Kagachi: I'll go as soon as I've finished my tea. Emilio: I bet Fumiko's going to get here late. Anyway, let's continue with the main story. -STAGE 1- Emilio: Leave me alone! Fumiko: Oh, but I think a witch and a demon user make a rather lovely pair. Emilio: That's not the point. Fumiko: Sure it is. Now, what should we go see next? Emilio: We're not here to sightsee! We need to climb that castle immediately! Fumiko: Oh, you're no fun. You know, if you're royalty, you need to know a thing or two about pleasing a woman. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Ahhh, he's so cuuute! I want him! Fumiko: You can't. He's mine. Emilio: Don't treat me like a piece of meat! Fumiko: What did you expect from a villain and a witch? Conscience? Morality? Those things were sold out long ago. At any rate, all the men in this world are mine. You have a lot of nerve thinking you're an exception. Yukari: Then I'll take him by force! Fumiko: Try it, silly little girl! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Awww! I lost again! Fumiko: Peon. -STAGE 2- Fumiko: Well, now that I've won, you belong to me too. Emilio: Get away from me! Fumiko: My, you're so stiff. Oh, my. Emilio: It's because you used a restraining spell. Untie me! Come on! Fumiko: It's no use. Just calm down. Emilio: Aaaah. I'll bite my tongue! Fumiko: Ahahaha, what an insteresing child. Very well, I'll untie you. Don't worry, I'm a witch. I won't do anything tasteless. I'll make you want to say pretty please. *chuckle* -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: Shameless woman... Fumiko: Oh, are you jealous? Emilio: Why does it seem the enemy is more worried about me...? Emilio: I'll save you little boy! Let's go to a world only with men! A dazzling world! Emilio: Why does it seem bad no matter which way I fall...? Fumiko: Aren't you glad? Now you don't have to worry about it. Emilio: ... -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Why? Why won't you be on the dreams of men...? Fumiko: He doesn't like sausages. Too bad. -STAGE 3- Emilio: Talk about something more normal. Stop making lame jokes. Fumiko: Oh, you know the word "lame"? Emilio: Kohtaro taught me the word. Fumiko: That word actually means "you're beautiful" when you say it to a woman. Emilio: Does it really? Fumiko: Of course. That's my lover Kohtaro for you. He really knows some good words. Emilio: Was I being fooled? I thought that at least he was a good guy...! -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A faraway wind is blowing. Time flies like an aero. Emilio: Lame! Freedom: W-Well, I never... True, I was born a bit before your time, but I'm not... People say I still look young. I mean, that's not what I wanted to say. Emilio: Lame! Freedom: Uggh. Fumiko: Aahahaha! That's what you get, Stepmother. You should just hurry and die. That is, I'll kill you! Freedom: Odette! Why you little...! -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: You disrespectful child! Fumiko: The parent died first, so it's not so bad. Aahahaha! Emilio: What is this? I'm here to save my people, but I feel like I've dirtied my hands in something very wrong... Fumiko: Fun things are usually like that. -STAGE 4- Emilio: Was that... your mother? Fumiko: Probably an impostor. There's no way she would be here. Emilio: R-Really? I-I'm sorry, I thought... You... Fumiko: I killed her a thousand years ago. There's no way the dead come back to life. Emilio: Ngah! -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Are you mother and son? Emilio: Absolutely not. Kagachi: At that rebelious stage, huh? Emilio: No! We're not related! Fumiko: Heh... How did you know? He is my son, and he is rebelious. Kagachi: As I thought. Fumiko: He used to be such a good boy... Emilio: No! What's with this lady anyway!? -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: So this is the power of a mother and son... Emilio: If I were really her son, I'd totally be a juvenile delinquent by now. Fumiko: I guess I'm just a great parent. -STAGE 5- Emilio: Good grief... Why is everyone just joking around? Fumiko: Oh, can't you see? Emilio: See what? Fumiko: Hmm, you were overestimating this place. It's magic. This castle exclusively embodies a person's ideas. Emilio: How can...? But when...? Fumiko: When we arrived here. From then on, our sense of smell disappeared. Let's go, Emilio! Come with me. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare... Fumiko: See? The one I want to kill most has just arrived. Tsukiko: So you figured out the trick. Fumiko: It wasn't by my power... It was thanks to this child. Emilio: Huh? Fumiko: Children are affected by magic the easiest, but they also break away from it the easiest. This child's pure view of the world was depicted as is, so I figured it out right away. Tsukiko: Hmhm, you may have figured it out, but do you think you can win? Fumiko: Of course I will. I'm gonna show this child an example, so I can't afford to lose. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: Let reality crush you... Fumiko: No, I won't let it. That's why I, an adult, am here. -ENDING- While watching the crumbling castle, Emilio looked at Fumiko standing next to him. Emilio: ...I'm sorry. I've been looking down on you... No, all adults this whole time. Fumiko: Of course there are stupid adults, but that goes for children too. Everyone isn't the same. Emilio: ...I understand. Umm, may I be your apprentice? I umm, want to be stronger... Fumiko: Say pretty please. Emilio: Pretty please. Fumiko: Well, that makes a perfect game. Emilio: Huh? Fumiko: Forget about it if you don't remember. I'll teach you. Come to Japan. Emilio: Yes, ma'am. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --C2. Emilio + Roger--------------------------------------------------(em+ro)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Emilio: I heard that Nyapon is in the Orient, but not everyone is Oriental there. Roger: I won't allow you to steal him from me, Sayo...! Ahahaha! If a friend is in danger, it is up to us shadows to save him! For I am international ninja Roger Sasuke! Let's go, Moonsong! Pierce my enemy! Emilio: Nyapon doesn't seem like a very serious country. He's really quite odd. Can I help my people like this? -STAGE 1- Roger: Ahahaha! Emilio: Um, in this case, isn't it normal just to sneak in? Actually, isn't that what ninjas are supposed to do? Roger: You're too soft! An international ninja always fight fair and square. That's just what they do! Emilio: I-Is that so? -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Whats with the cosplay? *gasp* You're not here to stop me from becoming a global idol, are you!? Roger: Earth, wind and fire call out to me. They tell me to protect my friends. For their sake and for the friendship I hold dear, my cello bow will strum! Behold! You're as good as dead! Yukari: And this kid must be your boyfriend, right? Emilio: Definitely not. Yukari: Oh really? I'm actually really relieved. Roger: Let's try this again. My name is Roger Sasuke, the international ninja! I've arrived with a new look! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Why is it always two against one!? I hate this! Roger: Justice always prevails. Emilio: I don't like this kind of justice... -STAGE 2- Roger: Ahahah! It takes only one blow to score a victory for an international ninja! Emilio: (Why does this man's refreshing demeanor seem fake..?) Roger: No worries! Just sit back and relax! Emilio: ...Thank you very much. (I wonder if everything will be alright...) -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: I've been waiting for you. You're an evil existence that has besmirched my culture with your misconceptions. Emilio: Ah, I thought so. Roger: You are both mistaken. The ninja that is adored in this world is not the historically correct ninja. The world longs for a ninja like me, a shadow that never backs down and risks everything for great justice. If the world is in danger, it is up to us shadows to save it. As Roger the international ninja, I've done away with old traditions and have arrived to kick your ass! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Roger: The end! Emilio: (Pseudo-ninja...) -STAGE 3- Roger: Ahahahahahahaha! Laughing out loud suits an international ninja well. Emilio: Pseudo-ninja... Roger: Talk like that again, Emilio, and your flesh will meet my shuriken. Emilio: Just kidding? ...Ha, hahaha. (Oh well, he's useful in combat, so I'd better just go along with him.) -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A kind wind is blowing. You are a white pearl. Roger: I don't know what you're talking about, but I do know one thing. You're an illusion! Emilio: Huh? Freedom: Yes, that is correct. Roger: If the world is in danger, it is up to us shadows to save it. I, international ninja Roger, have arrived to destroy an evil illusion! -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: You're always the same. You're living a lie. Roger: ...No! No! I'm just living my life the way I want to. I am Roger Sasuke, the int'l inja. I pledge fairness to all, to protect the weak, and vanquish the evil! -STAGE 4- Emilio: Hmhmhm, ahahaha! Roger: Why are you laughing? Emilio: This whole situation feels like a dream. I may be called ill-mannered for it, but I felt like laughing. Roger: Hm. Laughing out loud is a basic trait for an international ninja. Emilio: I always save my younger sister in my dream. I try to look after her, even though I know don't have one. Roger: So just make one. And if there isn't a way, make one and give it a name. Hey, how about international sister? Emilio: Ahahaha. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Have you two had a happy life? Roger: We won't know that until we're dead. Kagachi: Then you'll know soon enough. Emilio: I don't intend to die now. I'm going to save my people. Then there's something I want to make after that. Roger: If the world is in danger, it is up to us shadows to save it. I, international ninja Roger, have arrived to protect a boy's dream! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: You guys are crazy. Emilio: That's just how we're dressed. Our hearts are not. -STAGE 5- Roger: Ahahahahahahaha! Emilio: Hahahahaha! Roger: You're starting to get it, little boy. Emilio: It's like a dream anyway. Roger: Indeed. Reality is like a dream. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare. How did you like the nightmares? Did you get to know each other well? Roger: Ahahahahahahaha! Emilio: Hahahahaha! If if the world is in danger, it is up to us to stop to it! The international royal, Emilio! Roger: And the international ninja Roger! Protecting justice worldwide! I laugh in the face of nightmares! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Roger: Can you keep going? Roger: ...Of course! Roger: That is the spirit of an international royal. Let's go. -ENDING- The castle of nightmares melts away. Roger: This is where the dreams end. Emilio: ...I see. So they are. Roger: Heh. No, Emilio, your dream is not over yet. Reality and dreams are not all that different from each other There's only one difference. You just can't have courage the same way you can in a dream. Emilio: Do you think I can become an international royal even when I'm an adult... If I have courage? Roger: Of course, you can. I guarantee it. Hmm, the world is in danger again! Farewell, Emilio. Emilio: Goodbye, Roger. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --C3. Emilio + Gennojo------------------------------------------------(em+ge)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Emilio: My name is Emilio Stanburke, I am the Count of Beruna and the shadow of the Kingdom of Alcaland. I am reluctantly investigating a series of missing person incidents with a private investigator from a remote country called Nyapon, a country very adept at war. *sigh* I tire of Princess Maako's favoritism towards the Orient. Ow! Gennojo: A country where kids mumble to themselves can lead to no good. Quit it. Emilio: You hit me. I'm a Count, yet you hit me? Even my father has never laid a hand on me. Gennojo: Kids are supposed to grow up seeing the unfairness of adults. Let's get going. -STAGE 1- Emilio: I'll kill you, Nyaponese. Ow, ow! Hitting me on the head is an international incident! Gennojo: Can't you justify yourself without using your title as count of your country? Listen, your status or your country have no bearing on how great you are. Don't mistake what others created as your own. If you're a man, fight on your own. Got it? Emilio: ...That's gender discrimination! Gennojo: It just means that that's all you have now. Now if you understand, let's get on with the investigation. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: With an abundance of cuteness 100x over, she's even more gorgeous than before! Yukari Type 2 is finally here! Here's a big gun to your heart. Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Gennojo: See? Do you want to be like her? It's better being a man, isn't it? Emilio: ... Yukari: Hey, I don't think I like what you're saying! Do you think it's better in a world with only men? Gennojo: ...Women are no good. They get bent out of shape easy, are gossipy, and don't take criticism well. Emilio: ...I've made my decision: Both of you are no good. I'll never become an adult like you two. Yukari: Hey! Gennojo: Me too? -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Why is it two against one!? Waaaaah! -STAGE 2- Emilio: I shouldn't have relied on other people in the first place Gennojo: It's not good for a kid to be out of control. It leads to no good. Emilio: ... Gennojo: Oh, do you want a piece of me? Emilio: An old man like you should sit back and rest in the sun. Leave the rest to the young. Gennojo: ...Say what? Emilio: Now if you'll excuse me. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: Hm, this looks like an easy opponent. Emilio: Don't jusge a book by its cover. I'm country's... umm, citizen. Shikou: You're quarreling amongst each other before a battle. You can't win that way. Gennojo: We're very good buddies. Emilio: I can handle this alone. Shikou: Hmph, then here I come! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: What the! Emilio: I firmly declare that adults today are no good. -STAGE 3- Gennojo: Well, well. You're so cute trying to act all tought. Emilio: Don't call me cute. Gennojo: Good. That's how a man should be. So, what's your assessment of this incident so far? Emilio: A crazy peraon kidnapped my people. That's all I need to know. And even if I did learn more about the suspect, it won't change my decision. I'll have my people returned to me, then the appropriate punishment will be given. Gennojo: I give you 20 points. Emilio: What? Gennojo: Think about it some more. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A black wind is blowing. A parentlike wind trying to raise a child. A childlike wind trying to blow by itself. Emilio: Cut the prattle. Let my people go. If you don't, I will use force, even if you are a woman. Gennojo: That's gender discrimination. Emilio: Shut up! ...So what say you!? Freedom: I really would like to return them to you, but I cannot. We don't have the authority to do that. If you want to fulfill your mission, defeat me and move on. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Emilio: ... Gennojo: What a kind enemy. I learned a lot. -STAGE 4- Emilio: What did you learn? Gennojo: There are several enemies, of which one is the boss. When she said, "We don't have the authority," that indicated that there are others that are the same rank as her. Of course, that also indicates there is someone above her. Simply put, she told us to defeat the "boss." Emilio: ...Then why did you only give me 20 points? Gennojo: Man or god, no one is truly evil. They become bad because the opportunity arises. The opportunity to steal. The opportunity to imprison. And the opportunity to kill. I wonder what really is bad. Have you ever thought that it's not the living thing that is bad, but the opportunity that is? Or maybe it's the system that gives that opportunity. If we don't fix it, the same thing will happen over and over again. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You're a good teacher. Gennojo: Well, thanks. I'm sure that the current system won't let us pass even if we ask and say please. Kagachi: Correct. Defeat me. If you can. Gennojo: Okay, then let's finish this quickly. Do your thinking later, Emilio. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: You fight well... -STAGE 5- Emilio: People aren't bad; the opportunity is. It's the system that's bad... Is the system you're referring to the social system? Ow! Gennojo: Don't say what you're thinking out loud. Speak at the end, only when you're sure of what you want to say. Emilio: ...What about getting advice? Gennojo: Did you want some advice? Emilio: No... I got it. I won't speak of it any more. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I'm your greatest nightmare? What do you think of the nightmare I've shown you? They're well made. Don't you think? Gennojo: How unexpected. Is one of your objectives to show nightmares? Tsukiko: Yes. And you two are the winners. I'll give you a reward. I'll give you any dream you want. Gennojo: No thanks. He and I are suited to cling to reality even if it means vomiting blood in the process. Emilio: I will fulfill my duty. I don't need your prize. Tsukiko: So valiant. ...Very well. Let's find out if those words will ring true. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: Let... reality crush you. Gennojo: I think there's another round left. So, what do you think? Was she someone that needed to be killed? Emilio: No... Gennojo: Think about it some more. -ENDING- Gennojo: So this is the pitiful end for those who are manipulated by the system... Emilio: Are you telling me to change this country? Gennojo: Who knows. Figure it out yourself. It's your life, isn't it? Emilio: Understood. When you're an old man, I'll invite you to this country once again. Then you can see for yourself how I changed the so-called system. Gennojo: ...I look forward to it. I won't live too long though, so you'd better hurry. Gennojo waved his hand and walked away. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --C4. Emilio + Mihee--------------------------------------------------(em+mi)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Mihee: Traveling is a good thing. Emilio: What am I doing here? I'm royalty, you know. Mihee: I don't know your country's dilemma. But I need to buy a lot of perfume. Okay, bag boy, let's get shopping. Emilio: ...How did I end up like this? (I was trying to remember the incident to begin with.) -STAGE 1- Mihee: Why am I here? Emilio: (Why don't you just go back to your country if you're going to say that...?) Mihee: I can hear you. Emilio: Aahh! Mihee: Well, there's no use in grieving over it. Let's get this over with and do some sightseeing. Emilio: (What a positive person.) -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Now, embraced by a new wind! It's a brand-new, upgraded Yukari X! I always get the hex I'm aiming for. Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Ahahaha. Emilio: (...It's another one.) Mihee: You compared me to that stupid woman just now, didn't you? Emilio: Uh, no, I didn't. Mihee: Fine, then let's fight. You can help. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: I am the illustion that you saw as a young boy. Emilio: What is this? This indescribable feeling of pointless effort. Mihee: It's because you don't play outside. -STAGE 2- Emilio: ... Mihee: Don't look so depressed, little boy. Just think of this as a game. Emilio: I can't be that insincere. Mihee: You're not very cute. Emilio: I don't want to be cute. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: You're a lively one, little boy. Mihee: The brat's just trying to act strong. Emilio: No, I'm not. Shikou: Then let's leave it at that. Let's do battle. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: I imagine I was once like that a long time ago. Mihee: I don't think he's as foolish as you. Shikou: Indeed... I hope it works out. -STAGE 3- Mihee: What a splendid castle. Don't you feel excited knowing you're about to fly through here? Emilio: ...Not at all. Though, I do think it's kind of beautiful. Mihee: You're not very obedient. Emilio: You can't live life as royalty if you're obedient. Mihee: Then that's just like an assassin. Emilio: ...They're about the same thing. Both live off the sacrifice of others. Mihee: ...Thinking like that will make you become just like someone I know. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: An exciting wind is blowing. I look forward to the future. Mihee: You're my type of beautiful woman. Emilio: What are you saying to someone you just met? Mihee: Are you jealous because I'm honest? If you're jealous, just imitate. Toss aside your rank. Freedom: I agree with what she's saying. Oh no, we have to fight, don't we? Let's begin this battle. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: Goodbye, little boy. Become a good adult. Mihee: You really are my type. Freedom: Thank you... -STAGE 4- Mihee: ...A long time ago, there once was someone who, without any doubt, took over the family business. This person thought it was honorable to be the face of the underworld. But that was a mistake. The world is vast and deep. So much that it's not necessary to adhere to one particular thing. Emilio: Are you talking about yourself? Mihee: ...It could be anyone, just don't be like that. You're smart. Understand? -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Are you training this boy? Are you training him to not be like you? Is that going to make you feel like you're free? Mihee: ... Emilio: Hey! Don't speak ill of her! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: In order to be free... he must fight... Mihee: He'll fight as many times as it takes in order to be free. -STAGE 5- Emilio: I'm sorry. I got angry a moment ago. Mihee: ...If you're not royalty or an assassin, it wouldn't be bad to show your emotions. It's a good thing. Emilio: ...What are you going to do when this is over? Mihee: You don't need to know. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome, one who trains fate. And little boy. This is the end. Too bad, little boy. Your fate won't change. Win or lose, you'll still be alone. You'll still be abandoned. Emilio: ... Mihee: Saying goodbye is also a kind of love. How do you expect to be free if you fear it, Emilio? Emilio: Yes, ma'am. Mihee: Let's go. Emilio: Yes, ma'am! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Mihee: It's over. Emilio: ...No. There's still more. *crumble* Mihee: ...At the end, you realized it more quickly than a specialist like me. Emilio: Did I pass? Mihee: It depends on this battle. -ENDING- While Emilio thought that the dawn was bright, he let out a smile. Emilio: ...Where are you going now? Mihee: I have one more day before I leave this country. Emilio: ... Mihee: I'm going shopping. Do you want to carry my bags? Emilio: ...I'm royalty, you know? Mihee: You're royalty that's free. Emilio: Then I'll carry your bags. Mihee: Good. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --C5. Emilio + Nagino-------------------------------------------------(em+na)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Emilio: Until that day, that moment, I met her, I was a mere brat that didn't know anything. The girl who taught me that was not much different than me in age, but she smelled of blood and flames. -STAGE 1- Emilio: Do you think you can just go right into the Swan Castle? We should wait for the others... Nagino: I thought it was you a moment ago that said adults were of no help. Answer me, Emilio Stanburke. Who's stronger, you or them? Emilio: I am. Nagino: Then what are you worried about? Follow me. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Back by popular demand. It's Yukari ver.2! I'm here to nuke your heart. Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Nagino: You can fight me, but remember this. I don't know back. I don't know defeat. And I always eliminate any obstacle that gets in my way. You can surrender of get trampled on. It's your privilege as the loser to choose one. Emilio: I'm not sure which is worse... Nagino: Heh... Yukari: How irritating. Yhat kind of talk is so un-cute! You've pissed me off! I'll make you cry uncle! Nagino: Then trampled it is. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Awww! I've been trampled on! -STAGE 2- Emilio: ...You're strong. What kind of demon did you make a contract with? Nagino: I'm just a normal person that's found anywhere. I was born from regular parents, the best kind. Strength isn't determined by your hardware or your position. It's just like happiness. Even some royalty are unhappy. Emilio: Are you referring to me? Nagino: How would I know? Make your own conclusion. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: You seem dignifed and accustomed to giving orders. Are you of royal upbringing? Emilio: My name is Emilio Stanburke, the Count of this country. Return my people to me. Nagino: My name is Mirai the Blue. I'm just an ultimate and unrivaled regular human. Emilio: Uh, isn't your name Nagino? Nagino: Women have all kinds of secrest. Shikou: I am Shikou Mibuya. I am usually not permitted to reveal my name... But I am pleased to be able to fight people of such esteem. Here I come! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Well done... Nagino: I'm very obliged. -STAGE 3- Nagino: Don't be angry. It's childish. Emilio: I am a child. But you're a child too, aren't you? How unfair of you to have not said anything. Nagino: I have no intention of being that friendly with you. Emilio: That's what I'm saying is unfair. It's a pity. Nagino: A pity? Emilio: ...Never mind. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: Don't fight, you two. Get along now. Nagino: This is the first time I've had the enemy say that to me. You have my thanks. Emilio: It's not my fault. It's the fault of the person betrayed me. Nagino: If you want someone to confide in, go buy a doll. But don't group dolls and humans together. Freedom: Don't be like that. You can't defeat me unless you two work together. Now, make up both of you. Nagino: Thanks for the warning. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: You two, get along now... Nagino: What a kind enemy. -STAGE 4- Emilio: ...Why did you keep it a secret from me? Did you think I would do something bad? Nagino: It's a hassle to explain myself. Emilio: ... Nagino: And I have no intention of getting you mixed up in my battles. That is all. The life I lead is dyed in flames and blood. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You look strong. Maybe even stronger than me. Nagino: Then withdraw. Kagachi: Thanks for the offer. But I can't. I will protect Tsukiko. Nagino: I see. I'm sorry to hear that. Then let's fight. Emilio: Hey, wait! Isn't there another way? Maybe we can talk it over. Kagachi: You don't understand the feelings of a warrior. Nagino: If there's something worth fighting for, there's no room for talk. Try to understand. ...Sorry about that. Kagachi: Don't worry about it. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: Tsukiko... Nagino: I'll send her to you soon. -STAGE 5- Emilio: Don't you have any feelings? They seemed like good people. You didn't even raise an eyebrow. Nagino: Is what you're saying more important than your people? Emilio: Well... Nagino: That's what a battle is. If you don't like it, change the world. Create a world where there are no enemies and no allies. A world where there's no need to fight. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: You defeated Kagachi. Nagino: He was a fine warrior. Tsukiko: ...I see. Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare. Emilio: I don't know what your intentions are, but please lay down your weapon. I-I don't want to fight you. Tsukiko: Haha, that's a lie. You just don't want to let her fight, right? Foolish child, she is the Queen of Flames. A cursed child born to a demon lord and a shrine maiden of electronics. An arrow fated to incinerate all. Forget about me. There's no way that someone like you can go on living and not get killed. Nagino: Is that all you have to say? Then it's time to be trampled on. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Emilio: ...It's over. Nagino: ...No, not yet. I haven't fulfilled my duty yet. *crumble* Emilio: Wh-What is this? Nagino: It's a parting gift. If we die here, we won't be able to save anybody. Keep that in mind. -ENDING- Emilio: ...Are you going already? Nagino: I've done my duty. Emilio: Why not stay here? You can go skiiing in the winter and go sailing in the summer. I... I want to be friends with you. Nagino: If you want to be my friend, are you prepared to abandon this country as royalty? Or are you prepared to kill with conviction? Can you hurt others like the ones we just encountered? Emilio: That's... Nagino: Then it's no use. If you want to walk with me, you'll have to give up everything. Forget about me and live a happy life. You weren't such a bad guy, and neither was this country. Emilio: Why do you travel? Nagino: ...To take revenge on the fate that abandoned my mother and me. Nagino Ise disappeard, never to be seen again, leaving Emilio all alone. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --C6. Emilio + Reika--------------------------------------------------(em+re)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Reika: Reika's in a bind. I accepted the director's assignement... But, where am I...? *sob* Emilio: ...Umm, what are you doing? I mean, I'd appreciate it if you would let me through. Reika: You're just in luck! Emilio: Me? Reika: Of course! It's good luck to meet a beauty like me, right? So, umm, you know where I can find Swan Castle? Emilio: Uhh... (Points quietly behind Reika.) Reika: Huh? That building? -STAGE 1- Reika: Hehe, heheheh. You're a big help. Thanks. Emilio: (What's with this person?) Do you have business in the Swan Castle? It isn't open to tourist. Reika: Ah, me? Reika's here to solve the incident. A couple is supposed to have illict sexual relations here. I'm gonna change that hisotry. I'm not gonne let them have their first kiss here. Emilio: ...The incident in question here is that there are a huge number of missing persons. Reika: Buh? That's strange. Are you saying this is a diffcult case? Alright, I'll do my best. Emilio: ... -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Back by popular demand, it's Yukari version Z! With a scent of love in the air, I'm back, better than ever! Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Reika: Sorry, but ya know, Reika is Double Z-- Ah! Stop! What are you doing? Emilio: Please stop it! Yukari: Ahhh, how cuuute! Who is this kid? *squeal* Reika: This is Reika's, so you can't have him. Emilio: I said please stop it! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Why is it two against one? Reika: It's the power of love. Emilio: ...Please stop it. -STAGE 2- Reika: Do you have something you wanna talk about, Emi? Big sis will listen to you any time. Emilio: (I bet this is what it feels like to have a younger sister.) No, umm, since we've come this far, it'll be dangerous if we go back. Keep quiet and come with me. Okay? Reika: Aee you scared? Okay. Reika eats her carrots, so she has good night vision. I'll go with you. Emilio: How did it come to this...? -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: A girl and her younger brother here? What has become of this world? Withdraw. I will not pursue. Emilio: I don't like being called the younger brother. Reika: Yeah. Reika isn't even born at this point yet. Shikou: ...My apologies. Reika: Don't sweat it. Shikou: ... Reika: ... Shikou: Um, do we really need to do battle? This won't be easy for me. Reika: This wouldn't be a very good game if the boss ran away. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: I guess it was good it was just a dream... Reika: He said I was as beautiful as a dream. Emilio: What are you talking about...? -STAGE 3- Emilio: Got it? From now on, you can't go on alone. Just stay behind me and try not to get hurt. Reika: You remind me of my boss when I was a rookie, Emi. Emilio: (I feel like an older brother.) When I'm with you, I feel like... Hey! Don't look at your notes when someone's talking to you. Reika: ...Ah, that's right. Have you ever wanted to die, Emi? Have you felt despair or lonliness? Emilio: ...Do you think about things like that? Reika: Reika? Uh-uh. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: Hmhm, a wind that makes you want to smile is blowing. It is a wind like beautiful spring. Today is a beautiful day. Emilio: Why are there only weird people here...? Reika: I think it's better than having bad people. Freedom: You're right. Now then, shall we fight? You know who I am, don't you? Reika: Reika? Uh-huh. You're a memory, right? I think you're a memory of the director. Freedom: Correct. Please tell this child later. There's no need to worry about us. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: It really is... a good era now... Emilio: Reika, you shouldn't think of wanting to die. If you're alive, something good is bound to come your way. There might be someone that needs you. Reika: Reika feels a bit awkward. I'm the one that's worried about you. -STAGE 4- Emilio: So then, you're saying that the castle itself, and the people in it, is just a dream? Reika: Uh-huh. I think that everyone's fast asleep by now. Emilio: ...Why is there a castle like this? Reika: The former loop of the Dream Park System is probably still active. This is a problem. So you don't have to worry about hurting people. Emilio: I'm not worried about that! -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: I see you're not alone. Good for you. Emilio: Good for...? It's just more trouble for me. Reika: Really? I think you're having a good time too. Emilio: That's... tree... but... Kagachi: Heh, I'll eat you both. You'll be together in my belly. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Reika: see ya. Kagachi: You guys... are weird. -STAGE 5- Emilio: At any rate, don't think about dying. Reika: What about you, Emi? Haven't you ever felt like wanting to die? Emilio: ...I would never think such a thing. Reika: I see. Then, you're alright now. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome, funny girl and her little brother. Reika: Oh, that's funny! Emilio: At least call us "the boy and his younger sister"! Tsukiko: I am the greatest nightmare. Emilio: You're a nightmare alright... Reika: Hey! Hurry up and let's do this! Reika's in serious mode! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: The nightmare is ceasing to be a nightmare. Reika: Well, we ended up changing history. Tsukiko: Foolish child. You should have stayed asleep Emilio: The conversation's been stagnant for a while now, Reika. Really now... Reika: Uh-huh. Let's get this last fight started. -ENDING- Emilio: It's finally over. Reika: Uh-huh. Emilio: I'm tired... Reika: Yeah, I think I'll go home too. Emilio: Huh? Ah, yes, of course. Um... Would you... Reika: Uh-uh. My home is just a blink away. Ah, I almost forgot. I'll take your demon with me, Emi. I'm sure it'll suit you better to be a normal boy. And if the History Security Police come, keep this a secret, okay? Reika did a few naughty things. And also... Reika kissed Emilio on the forehead. Reika: I'm the big sister after all. See ya. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --C7. Emilio + Munchausen----------------------------------------------(em+mu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Emilio: I was told that the person I'm supposed to pair up with is a witch. Munchausen: My lady said that she wasn't able to fix her hair to her liking. Emilio: Who are you? Munchausen: My name is Munchausen. I have been serving as the lady's butler for many years. I've come on her behalf. Emilio: ...I'm a little worried. Munchausen: Leave everything to me. -STAGE 1- Emilio: There's the castle. Excuse me, but I was told that the person I'm supposed to pair up with is a witch. Munchausen: My lady said that she wasn't able to fix her hair to her liking. Emilio: Then, who are you? Munchausen: My name is Munchausen. I have been serving as the lady's butler for many years. I've come on her behalf. Emilio: ...I'm a little worried. Munchausen: Leave everything to me. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Do you know why we can fly? Emilio: ...It's because of our old blood. A long time ago, there was once a species of people that could fly. Munchausen: There are those in this world that can get things done with sheer will. Blood and tradition have no meaning under the blue sky. Remember that when you go to hell. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Huh? Why? This guy's strong! Munchausen: Please rest in peace. -STAGE 2- Emilio: ...Are you really a butler? Munchausen: I am a versatile butler. Emilio: You possess the old blood too? Munchausen: ...A thing like that has no value. Do not discriminate against other people just because you can fly. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: Limitless magic erupts from you. Your power increases as time passes. ...You're certainly not human. Emilio: I knew it. Are you a demon? Munchausen: As I said, I am a versatile butler. A long time ago, I swore my loyalty to a certain witch. If I were to say so, I guess I am a demon without evil. I am neither good nor evil. I am just a demon. I am Fumiko's demon, Muncahusen. Remember that when you go to hell. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: The old gods' power is to be feared, young lad. To work with them is treason against mankind... Munchausen: Silence. Go to hell quietly. -STAGE 3- Emilio: ...You're very strong. Munchausen: It is one's heart that is, Master Emilio. Do not fear power, but fear the darkness in one's heart. There are humans stronger than me. There are greater demons weaker than me. That is the nature of power. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: It's so nice to fly. I wonder how the common people feel? Munchausen: Milady, that arrogance is what destroyed the Oma. Freedom: They were destroyed because the blue betrayed then. No, it was Shiyone that betrayed them. My husband who left me and fell in love with a commoner. Munchausen: ... Freedom: Isn't that right, eastern wind that protects the four directions? The blue who is a deep blue liar. Munchausen: All must become blue in the presence of the deep blue. Remember that when you go to hell. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: How lucky... -STAGE 4- Emilio: ...What were you talking to her about? Munchausen: It was something that people who live in the present do not need to know or need to remember. Yes... We fought so that we could be forogtten. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: There is an old legend. When the most powerful mystical beast, the dancing doll, was persuaded by a princess and sided with the humans, the four pillars of Arada followed. I wonder what became of the water dragon that governed the eastern winds. Munchausen: The water dragon's domain is not the eastern winds. The one that governs the 880,000 is the tunderbird. Kagachi: The bird of lightning was said to have burned to ash, but was revived by gaining new wings. It was said to be more powerful than the water dragon. Munchausen: It is not even strong enough to withstand the punch of a regular woman. That is not what strength is about. Remember that when you go to hell. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: So this is strength. Munchausen: Not at all. -STAGE 5- Emilio: I wonder what strength is. Munchausen: It is a specialty that has no real meaning. Emilio: I always wanted to be stronger. Munchausen: Justice and love also have no meaning in much the same way. It is up to the individual. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. No, perhaps you are the nightmare, legendary demon thunderbird. Munchausen: Master Emilio, what do you intend to gain by becoming stronger? New foes? Or the enmity of fallen enemies? Emilio: ... Munchausen: You must strive to gain strength with meaning. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: Don't think you can win because of this... Munchausen: Of course not. Emilio: Look at that! -ENDING- Munchausen: It's over. Emilio: ...Hey, did the legendary thunderbird really get stronger? Munchausen smiled and gently started walking. Munchausen: It is quite a long story. I will begin with how we how we first found our home... +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --D1. Fumiko + Roger--------------------------------------------------(fu+ro)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Fumiko: Roger, do you know where my Kohtaro is? Roger: (Huh?) Haha, if you're referring to my Kohtaro, I don't know where he is. Fumiko: (Hmph...) What's with you? You can't even bear children. Roger: Tsukiko is in charge of that. Fumiko: ...I'm getting a headache. Are you serious? Roger: I hate strange people trying to get with Kohtaro, but since Tsukiko is family, I have no problem with that. Fumiko: That's an even bigger problem! -STAGE 1- Fumiko: This isn't good. Since that last incident, I think those two have gotten closer. Roger: Yes, it is indeed very dangerous. The not-so-beloved Sayo's chastity is in danger. Fumiko: Don't you think we should work together? Roger: That's probably a good idea. (It can't be helped for now...) Fumiko: (I'll just kill him when I get a chance.) -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: What? They're not cosplaying as me, but as Fumiko and Roger? I guess you still haven't grasped the concept of the World of Castle Shikigami. Roger: It lookes like the enemy. Fumiko: Even if she wasn't, it would be better to think of her as the enemy. I have no clue what she's saying, but it's irrtating. (Not as much as you though.) Roger: Agreed. (Though she's not as bad as you, who's always flirting with Kohtaro.) -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Fumiko: It looks like you didn't know... Roger: But the truth is... Fumiko: (I'm the most popular...) Roger: (I am the most popular...) Yukari: How awful! -STAGE 2- Roger: When this is over... Fumiko: What? Roger: (I'm going to go and play with Kohtaro.) Fumiko: (I'm going to play with Kohtaro...) Roger: No, for now we just need to survive. Fumiko: You're right. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: I can't believe you guys made it here first. Fumiko/Roger:? Shikou: I thought that Sayo and the young man left before you... Are they taking their time, or on a rendezvous Fumiko: Wha...!? Roger: Gaaah. Fumiko: L-Let's take this guy down quickly. Roger: I-I agree. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: What is this strength...!? Roger: The power of love! Yes, the love for Kohtaro. Fumiko: You're revealing the truth. You're so stupid. -STAGE 3- Fumiko: I want to give you a bloody death, but... Roger: You've got some nerve. But... Fumiko: Unfortunately, we don't have the luxury right now. (I'll kill you later.) Roger: We have to hurry. (I'll defeat you later.) -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A turbulant wind is blowing. What the...? Roger: Get out of our way! Fumiko: Stepmother, would you mind getting out of our way? Freedom: Umm, I was hoping that you would be at least a bit more surprised to see me. Fumiko: Nothing else matters when I have a man on the line. Just get out our way. You'll be sorry if you don't. Freedom: Liar! You're a liar! You've already started to use your magic! Fumiko: I'm pressed for time! -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Roger: You should have taken your time and talked wth your mother. Fumiko: I haven't aged enough yet to ponde the past. Freedom: I don't think that's the point. Ohhh, what a world...! What a world! -STAGE 4- Fumiko: How far are we? Roger: We're just a little over half way. Fumiko: Let's hurry. Roger: Double time! -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: So you ca--Oogh! Fumiko: Hurry it up with the introductions. Kagachi: Aren't you out of time already? If a man and a woman are together and have 25 minu--Oogh! Roger: Hey! This title is ported to a game console in the home! Kagachi: I think you should just head back. Roger: Huh!? Fumiko: There's no such thing as retreat in my vocabulary. Roger, let's commence Conquer and Advance! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: You never admit your mistakes, do you? Fumiko: I've never made any. If there is a mistake, it's the world that made it. -STAGE 5- Roger: ... Fumiko: ... Roger: Hahaha... Fumiko: Hmhmhm... Fumiko/Roger (Time's up... Time's up... Time's up...!) -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Roger: Hahaha... Fumiko: Hmhmhm... Tsukiko: They're already broken before we even got started. This is going to be difficult... *sigh* Well, I guess I better do it anyway... Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I'm your greatest nightmare. Roger: This is a nightmare all right... ...Huh? Fumiko? Fumiko: Greatest also means the last, right? Wait, this is a nightmare... Yes, a nightmare. If I burn this girl to death, I'm sure I'll wake up, and everything will be back to normal. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...The nightmare has just begun. Fumiko: There's no greater nightmare than this! Roger: Yes, that's for sure. At any rate, you appear to be Tsukiko's impostor. Tsukiko: Why are you bringing that up now? -ENDING- The two run off without even observing the crumbling castle. Fumiko: Let's hurry. Roger: Agreed! Fumiko: (I should control this ninja with my magic and kill Sayo. It'll be like killing two birds with one stone. Roger: (I should egg on this witch and come to their rescue.) Fumiko: Hahahaha! Roger: Haahaha! The two move off into the distance. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --D2. Fumiko + Gennojo------------------------------------------------(fu+ge)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Gennojo: This is awful. I'm rolling down a path of destruction. Fumiko: You sound like you're reading a script. Stop acting like a bad actor. Gennojo: It's your fault! Fumiko: Are you talking about the money I lent you? Or is about your rent I paid. Gennojo: O-Of course, it's all thanks to you, Fumiko. -STAGE 1- Fumiko: Now, why don't we take a look around our new home? Gennojo: What do you mean? Fumiko: Oh, are you going to embarrass a woman? Gennojo: Aren't you too old to be embarrassed about anything? Fumiko: I saw on TV that they've been aggressively going after overdue rent recently. Gennojo: Ha, haha. Of course, I'll go with you. We wouldn't want that, now would we, Miss Landlady? -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Huh? Aren't you that private investigator? What are you doing around here? Gennojo: The part-timer at the flower shop? What are you doing here? Hey, why aren't you at school? Yukari: I ditched class, of course! There was an ad to be boss of this stage, so I took it. It pays pretty well. Gennojo: Is that so? Fumiko: That high-pitched voice is loud and annoying. Gennojo, take care of her. Gennojo: ...You want me to do what? Fumiko: Rent... Gennojo: Damn. I feel like crying. I mean, no hard feelings. Just die. Yukari: This happens to be my job. I'll make you cry uncle! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Uncle! Uncle! Gennojo: I'm kind of worried that she's getting dumber and dumber every time she gets hit. Fumiko: Why don't you take responsibility then? Gennojo: Don't tease pure old me. -STAGE 2- Gennojo: What beatutiful scenery. Fumiko: It sure is. Gennojo: Why do we have to fight in such a place? We should just enjoy the view. Fumiko: ...True. But I guess that's just the nature of a Yaoto. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: Doesn't it make you feel like fighting because the scenery is so beautiful? Gennojo: ...Listening in on other people's conversations? That's not very polite. Fumiko: There are times where one would fight for a beautiful woman. So Gennojo, sic him. Gennojo: I'm a wolf. Don't treat me like a pet dog... Fumiko: Rent... Gennojo: Arf, arf! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: How miserable. Gennojo: Shut up. Fumiko: That's pretty much the extent of a man's happiness. -STAGE 3- Gennojo: I dreaded that day. I dreamed of that day. The day the rent is collected, the 3rd of each month. Fumiko: What are you getting all poetic about? You're such an annoying man. A beautiful woman is collecting your rent. You should be happy. I know, sing a song about how happy you are. Gennojo: No way. Fumiko: Why don't you just live with me and Kotaro at the mansion? Gennojo: No! Anything but that! -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: So you made it, my personal sin. Gennojo: What? Fumiko: ...Stepmother? Gennojo: Wait, so is she an old woman? Fumiko/Freedom: Shut up. Gennojo: *gag* Freedom: ...You still call me that, I see. Fumiko: ... Hmhmhmhm, today's a good day I get another chance to kill you. I'm so happy, I'm crying. Freedom: ...You still think of that person... Fumiko: Men are all mine, Stepmother. Hurry and go back to hell. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: ...Naughty girl... Gennojo: Hey, shouldn't you have raised her to be a little easier on collecting the rent? -STAGE 4- Gennojo: You called her "stepmother." I didn't know you were married. Shouldn't you be taking care of your husband? Fumiko: What are you talking about? That's my stepmother. She took me in and raised me. Gennojo: And you beat the crap out of her? Fumiko: We both fell in love with the same man. All woman are enemies then. Kill the enemy. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: So you made it, one who has the pride of a wolf. Gennojo: You'd understand if you lived in a rental apartment too. Fumiko: There's nothing strange about a witch using a wolf to do her bidding. Kagachi: Is that all you have to say? Fumiko: Such an insolent one... Fine, I'll just kill you. Gennojo, get him. Gennojo: I'd personally like to persuade you more. I'm not too thrilled about that, so I wanna make that point clear. Fumiko: Rent... Gennojo: Aahh! I have no choice! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Gennojo: I want you to know one thing. Kagachi: What is it? Gennojo: I'm not doing this bcause I want to either. Fumiko: You became a loser the moment you tried to understand the enemy. -STAGE 5- Gennojo: But the realtors said that the apartment manager was beautiful... Fumiko: I am beatufiul. Gennojo: They said the landlady was supposed to be nice. Fumiko: I'm very kindhearted. Gennojo: They say, the plainer the woman, the fiercer the love. Fumiko: Anyone who says that should be dragged out into the street and shot. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I'm your greatest nightmare. Gennojo: It truly is a nightmare. Fumiko: I'll drag you out into the street. Gennojo: If I rented a castle like this, I'd be broke in a month. Fumiko: You subtly evaded the point, didn't you? Alright, young women are irritating, so go execute her. Gennojo: The reason to take her out is like a nightmare. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: All you can do is control people with money and objects... Fumiko: Oh, I have my body as well. Gennojo: If a man gets involved with her haphazardly, she'll swallow his like whole. Tsukiko: I wonder if yo can still keep on joking after this... *crumble* -ENDING- Fumiko: Oh, finished already? You're not so tough. Gennojo: I'm tired. I just want to sleep now. Fumiko: That's fine with me. I'll let you sleep on my lap. Gennojo: No. I'm fine. I'm gonna go back to the hotel, lock the door, turn back into a wolf, and go to sleep. Fumiko: Why don't you just give in? It won't be so bad serving me. Gennojo: No. I have my friendship. I can't betray Kim. Fumiko: She can stay with me also. Kohtaro is number one, of course. Gennojo: ...No thank you. I think you're actually serious this time. Fumiko: Suit yourself, I'm not in a hurry anyway. You'll at least have lunch with me, won't you? I'm sure you can't read German. It'll be my trest. ...Gennojo's face became miserably distorted. He had lost to the promise of food. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --D3. Fumiko + Mihee--------------------------------------------------(fu+mi)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Mihee: I just want to let you know, there are two types of people I don't like: women, and women who act flirtatiously. Fumiko: Hmm. So what about it? Mihee: You're both. Fumiko: Oh, those standards seem to denounce yourself. I guess hating yourself also causes you to hate others. Mihee: ...I hate smart women too. Fumiko: I'm glad. -STAGE 1- Mihee: It's distateful to build a castle on a lake. Fumiko: It's not unusual to use a river or lake as a natural moat. At least not here. However, this place is like a villa, so it might have been built for evening parties on boats. It's not leaning, so the foundation seems to be solid. It looks like it's late 17th century. Mihee: We're going to destroy it anyway. Who cares? Fumiko: I'm explaining this because it's gonna be destroyed. You can't look at it again one it's destroyed, can you? -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: A beautiful woman has appeared from the desk drawer. The super-cute angel, Yukari Mark 2, has arrived! Now that I'm here, I won't let you do as you please. Mihee: ... Fumiko: Aren't you glad? This one looks like she's for you. You don't like her, right? Why don't you try liking her? Mihee: No, this is just too muhc. Yukari: Are you moved? Fumiko: Maybe amazed. Mihee: What a pity. Yukari: What do you mean by that? Fine! I'll take you down! Prepare yourself. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Awww... Two against one isn't fair! Mihee: I'm sure women who talk like that get the cold shoulder. Fumiko: It's pitiful becase she doesn't even realize it... It sound like you have some issues too. -STAGE 2- Mihee: I hope we don't get another woman like her next time. Fumiko: If we do, that's fine as well. We can probably take it easy then. Mihee: Not-at-all. I get a headache whenever I deal with someone like that. I prefer a normal enemy. Fumiko: Like a handsome man? Mihee: Is that all you think about? Fumiko: No. I'm just teasing you. I only have the hots for one man. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Fumiko: 70 points. Mihee: You have bad taste. It's more like 40 points. Fumiko: The lowest score I give is 70 points. Shikou: I'm not sure what you meant, but I know I've been insulted. Prepare yourselves, women! Mihee: See? You've made him angry. That's why I was against it. Fumiko: Oh, you say that, but you seem to be on a roll. Mihee: We'll continue this after the battle! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Oh my! Fumiko: What's he so surprised about? -STAGE 3- Fumiko: He wasn't that tough. I want to take a shower. Mihee: ... Don't you get sick of it? Fumiko: Of what? Mihee: Uh, well, um, men always try to show how great they are. Don't you end up disliking it? Fumiko: The men I fall in love with are terrible at showing off. If they pretend to be tough, they do it in a different situation. Mihee: Such as? Fumiko: Well, when they're sad. If you're going to fall in love, that kind of guy is best. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A kind wind is blowing. So even you can play a wind like this, Odette. Mihee: Who is this woman? Fumiko: The person that raised me... No. Probably... an illusion or a way to revive the dead. Freedom: You seem calm. Fumiko: You're the one that taught me to be. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: You're no longer the little Odette I used to know. Fumiko: You're right. She died a long time ago. -STAGE 4- Mihee: Was it okay to defeat her? Fumiko: It's better than having her be controlled by someone. She's not that kind of person. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: So you made it. Mihee: 30 points. Fumiko: I say 70 points. Your points have decreased. ...Why? Mihee: He doesn't look very smart. Men should be intelligent. Fumiko: Oh, a glasses fetish... -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: Should I have worn glasses then? Fumiko: No, don't even bother. Kagachi: I see... -STAGE 5- Mihee: What's with this place, anyway? There are too many weird people here. Fumiko: One thing for sure is that they weren't selected for their fighting skills. Hmmm... I got it! Mihee: Did you find something? Fumiko: I won't be sure until I verify it. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare. Mihee: So you're the ring leader. Fumiko: No, I don't this so. And she's not the greatest. Tsukiko: ...You've got good senses. Fumiko: You're just saying greatest so that you can make people think that, right? You may be the last, but you aren't the greatest. Mihee: So, what are we going to do? Fumiko: The same as usual. We'll first conquer. Everything else comes later. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...This is the end. Fumiko: ... *crumble* -ENDING- Mihee: It's over. The castle is crumbling. Fumiko: No, not yet. Fumiko crushes a small ball in her hand. Fumiko: Now it's over. Mihee: And that was? Fumiko: A device that makes you dream. It's been making everyone dream. Mihee: I see... Um, I'm sorry. Fumiko: For what? Mihee: I was looking down on you. Fumiko: I'd forgotten about that. Anyway, let's get some rest. We should be able to sleep now without dreaming. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --D4. Fumiko + Nagino-------------------------------------------------(fu+na)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Nagino: It looks like everyone was caught and is sleeping in that castle. Fumiko: I can't believe they got caught by such an old-school spell. Nagino: Hmm, a large scale sleep cube depends on the person... Fumiko: It won't affect me. Nagino: You're not a dreamer. -STAGE 1- Fumiko: As long as you're here, it looks like I can just sit back and watch. Nagino: Hey, that's not fair. Let's fight together. Fumiko: You're a difficult little girl. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Long time no see! Nagino: Who are you? Fumiko: Who are you? Munchausen: It's Miss Yukari Horiguchi. She was at the Twisted Castle. Fumiko: Hmm. So she's someone that's been crushed by me? Yukari: Wha... Who got crushed!? Look at you! You even had a kid now! Fumiko: You couldn't have a kid even if you wanted to. You don't even have a boyfriend. On top of that, it looks like you've been demoted. I feel sorry for you. Hmmhmhmhm. Nagino: Let's hurry and defeat her and move on. I'm getting bored. Yukari: You both have a nasty mouth. I'm gonna make you both say uncle! Fumiko: Hmm, that's a nice word. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Fumiko: Uncle. Nagino: Uncle. Okay. Well, buh-bye now. Yukari: This sucks! -STAGE 2- Fumiko: That idiot was unbelievable. Nagino: Don't you think she was kind of cute? Fumiko: Then why don't you take her with you on your journey? Nagino: That's impossible. The road I'm taking is painted with blood and it's hard to tread. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: The Road to the Abyss, huh? Nagino: Hey, is this man handsome? Fumiko: No. He's the type that lives in his own delusions, is good for nothing and probably can't persevere. Shikou: Hey, you're subtly sating bad things about me, aren't you? Fumiko: I guess you've never heard a conversation between two girls. That's why I said you're delusional. Shikou: What!? Fumiko: Ahahahaha. Shikou: You call yourself a girl with a face like that? Fumiko: I'm going to kill you. Munchausen, commence targeting laser. Don't even let his ashes remain. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: I can't believe I'm being killed for such a stupid reason. Fumiko: There are some things that people say to a woman that allows her to kill them. -STAGE 3- Nagino: There are some things that people say to a woman that allows her to kill them... Come to think of it, the person that raised me used to say the same thing. Fumiko: She sounds like a wonderful person. Nagino: Uh-huh. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: You're still not married yet... Fumiko: I can't just choose one man. All men in this world are mine. Kohtaro is special, of course. Nagino: Who is this person? Freedom: Thank you for taking care of my daughter. Fumiko: It's an illusion that looks exactly like someone I used to know. Nagino: Should I defeat her for you? Fumiko: Don't bother. We'll fight as usual. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: ... Fumiko: Goodbye, Stepmother. You were a good woman. Even now, I think of how good it would've been if we didn't fall in love with the same person. -STAGE 4- Nagino: Fumiko, you really were fond of your mother. Fumiko: It's over now, and it was a long time ago. It was so long ago, it might've not even been me. Nagino: I wonder if I'm gonna talk that way about my mother some day... Fumiko: As your mentor, I suggest that, when it happens, don't hesitate. End it in one blow. That's the best. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: A mother and her daughter. Fumiko: I don't mind that, but I wouldn't do her real mother justice. I'm just a chaperone. One that smells of blood. Kagachi: Why do you fight? Nagino: To kill the father that abandoned us. And today, just for the heck of it. Fumiko: Because it seems like fun. Kagachi: You're honest, but that's not a very respectable reason. Fumiko: People don't have deep reasons to kill each other all the time. That's just the way people are. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: I've been kind of defeated. Nagino: I don't think you said that correctly. -STAGE 5- Nagino: Hey, what does it feel like living so long? Aren't you lonely? Fumiko: I'm not sure. I've ever lived any other way, so I don't know. I can say I once met a man that lived a very long time, but he was boring. A man that dies in less than 150 years is a lot better. ...That's what I think. Everyone probably has the same amount of radiance in their life. It either shines brightly in a single moment, or it merely flickers for a long time. Nagino: Is it better to shine brightly in a single moment? Fumiko: Who knows? There are times when you want someone to live a long time, even if it doesn't mean shining brightly. Even I don't have the answer to that. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares, cursed women of noir and rouge. Who's blood do you want today? Fumiko: That's an old beauty treatment. Nagino: All I want to do is press the win button. Tsukiko: I guess there's no choice but to fight. Fumiko/Nagino: *sigh* Tsukiko: Well, this is that kind of castle after all. Now, if you want to wake everybody, you'll have to ight! Fumiko: Isn't there an easier way? I wouldn't mind if you would just hang yourself. Nagino: I'd prefer the win button. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: If that's the case, I'll have to fight with this. Fumiko: What a stubborn woman. You're stepping in a mine field. Nagino: ... -ENDING- Fumiko: It's over. ...Huh You don't look so happy. Is something wrong? Nagino: That woman looked like my mom. No, not just my mom, she also looked like me. That's why... Fumiko: You shouldn't be that way. It's okay if you do something bad, but losing is out of the question. Nagino: I get it. You just have to win. Fumiko: Yes. And so, Nagino Ise came one step closer to become an adult. A terrible, terrible adult. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --D5. Fumiko + Reika--------------------------------------------------(fu+re)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- The future. The setting, Nakano. Reika: I-If I get demoted any more, my rank well be lower than a police dog. Fumiko: Just go eat some dog food. Or else... Reika: Aaaahhh! I'll do it! I'll do it! Fumiko: ...Good girl. -STAGE 1- Present day. Reika: Aaaahhh, the director is here! I'll do it. This time, I'll really, really do it. So please, please don't demote me any more. Fumiko: What's she talking about...? What a strange girl. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Tadah. Hey, listen, you guys. Well, you don't have to if you don't want to. But I've been asked out on my first date! Hey, hey! Isn't that mazaing? Fumiko: It must suck to be unpopular. ...At any rate, what a strange girl. Can you figure her out? Reika: Hmm, Reika thinks it's probably a residual will or holomodel. Huh? But isn't the director an authority on the subject? Like the Mars Independence War..? Fumiko: What are you talking about? *sigh* Is the castle emitting some sort of radio wave that makes everyone stupid? No matter, it's all the same if I kill them. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Reika: Auauauauu. Why didn't we arrest her? Fumiko: Because it's easier and more fun to kill her, of course. We aren't the police, you know. Reika: Huh? But isn't the director at the top? -STAGE 2- Reika: Hmm. Fumiko: You don't look very smart. You'll get tired if you think too hard. Reika: Hmm. Hmmm... (I'm sure this director isn't lying. But the director in the future doesn't lie either.) Fumiko: What are you clapping your hands for? Reika: Ah, I see. You're not the director. You're someone else. Fumiko: Didn't I say I didn't know anyone like that? Reika: Reika is so smart. Fumiko: ..Uh-huh. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: You look tired. I would have liked to battle you if you were at full strength. Fumiko: Don't worry. I just have a headache because of my not-so-bright friend. Reika: Where is she? Fumiko: See what I mean? Shikou: I see. I may be the enemy, but let me just say that I feel your pain. Fumiko: I guess I should say thank you. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Even if people call you stupid... Live strongly. Reika: Milk? Fumiko: That's "It does a body good." *sigh* Never mind. -STAGE 3- Reika: Reika's grades in school aren't that bad, other than math. Fumiko: I wonder why you were bad a tmath. Reika: The instructor was mean and wouldn't let me count with my fingers. Fumiko: Bwahahahaha. Hah, not bad. You made me laugh out loud. Reika: If I can use my fingers, I can count to at least 60 digits. Fumiko: Ahhahaha. I like you. What's your name? Reika: Reika Kirishima. Fumiko: I'll remember that. Reika: (Ah, the director was cute during this time period.) -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A mysterious wind is blowing. You are... not of this time period. Reika: I get the feeling you aren't either. You're probably from long ago. Yeah, from the director's memories. Fumiko: Munchausen, analyze it. Munchausen: There's no mass detected. Fumiko: ...I guess you're not just stupid. Reika, we're going to fight. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: You've become strong. Fumiko: I'm not who I used to be, Stepmother. -STAGE 4- Fumiko: why are you crying? Reika: Because, that person was your mother. Fumiko: That's no reson for you to cry. And that's just an illusion. Now, won't you tell me? Why do you keeep calling me director, and how did you figure out the illusion? Reika: Uh, uhh, well, the rules say that I can't... Fumiko: I don't care about any rules that don't benefit me. Hey, don't run away! -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You're very fast. Why are you in such a hurry? Reika: Because someone very scary is after me. Fumiko: You really know how to keep me entertained. Fine, I'll start filing down your fingers for 3 days and 3 nights and kill you slowly. Stay right there. Rei Aiiiiiieeee! Kagachi: I don't know whether I should save her or not. No, I'll just let them fight and eath both of them after. Fumiko: You're a conveniently thinking enemy. Reika: (She's not much different from the director...) Fumiko: Geh! Reika: I'm sorry! I'm sorry! Not the file! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: ...My plan... failed. Fumiko: It's unfortunate that you're the only one that's going to die. -STAGE 5- Reika: Please forgive me. Fumiko: You really are an amusing girl. Very well. The enemy is getting stronger, so let's stop playing. From now on, I'll focus on killing the enemy. Reika: (Auauau, she's a bad person.) Fumiko: You have something to say? Reika: No! Nothing at all! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I'm your greatest nightmare. This is the end for you, first degree time criminal, Time Gal. Reika: I said I'm with the History Security Police! Buh? How do you know that? ...Hmmm... Fumiko: Why are you counting your fingers!? Reika: Reika's thinking. ...I see. This is from the future as well. This is the Dream Park System. Fumiko: What do you mean? Reika: It's an attraction from the future that was prohibited by law since it was so dangerous. Fumiko: So the enemy is an amusement park from the future? Reika: Yes. Fumiko: ...Whatever. My life is about killing and moving forward. I'll believe you, so help me. Reika: Yes, ma'am! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: Let reality crush you...! Reika: Aaaaah! What is this? Fumiko: I see. A dream demon has taken over a machine from the future. When it comes to war, nothing beats reality. Fighting an illusion is spoiling the fun. Munchausen! The target is the enemy straight ahead. Munchausen: Yes, milady. -ENDING- The castle crumbled away. Fumiko: So, how are into the future did you come from? Reika: ...About a thousand years. Fumiko: So that's where the future me, the director, is... Reika: But, she might not be you. Fumiko: Why's that? Reika: The director is a terrible person, but she always values life first... Fumiko: You're saying she's different from cold-hearted old me? Reika: No, not the file! Fumiko: I won't kill you. Hmm, I never imaigined Kohtaro would influence me so much. I bet we're going to get together. I might change my impression of him. Uh, Reika? Where are you? Reika remembered the director's assignment she totally forgot about. She abruptly time jumps. Munchausen: She's gone. Fumiko: She came to save me, huh? Not really. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --D6. Fumiko + Munchausen---------------------------------------------(fu+mu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Kohtaro: Yeeeaow! Fumiko! Time out! Time out! Fumiko: Don't panic just because I'm in your bed. Just relax and enjoy the action we'll be having together. Kohtaro: Like that'll happen! Fumiko: You let Sayo in your room. Kohtaro: Yeah, but I'm in a sleeping bag with restraints! Fumiko: Oh, that sounds like fun too. Kohtaro: What's fun about that!? Now, please leave! I mean it! Fumiko: Fine, I'm leaving! You don't have to ask! You **** bastard...! -STAGE 1- Fumiko: What a boring night. I'm tired of teasing Kohtaro, and this Alcaland countryside isn't very elegant. Munchausen, prepare my clothes. The Swiss ones. We're going for a walk. Munchausen: Certainly, milady. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: That super-beautiful and popular girl is back! Fumiko: Is she talking about me, Munchausen? Munchausen: I believe so, milady. Yukari: Hold on, old bag. Fumiko: It's time for some killing. Munchausen. Prepare to fire. Munchausen: Yes, milady. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: I'm not finished talking yet! How rude! Fumiko: There are some things that people say to a woman that allows her to kill them. -STAGE 2- Fumiko: Destroying a castle just for the heck of it is just what a merciless conquerer would do. This feels good. Munchausen: Indeed, milady. Fumiko: Well then, let's enjoy that role. Munchausen, advance and conquer. Munchausen: As you wish. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: A powerful foe has arrived. Fumiko: Oh, you look pretty strong yourself. Shikou: ...Not for me. For Sayo Yuuki. Fumiko: ...Who's that, Munchausen? Munchausen: She is Kohtaro Kuga's current shikigami. Fumiko: Ahhh, that's right. I forgot about her. But, I'm very kind to ornamanets and accessories. Shikou: ...You hide your true intentions well. Very well. Enough talk. Let us do battle. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: You're strong...! Fumiko: I don't know how old you are, but 50 or 60 is still just a child. -STAGE 3- Munchausen: Milady, it's time for you to get some rest. Fumiko: I think I'm going to stay up tonight, Munchausen. Munchausen: It's bad for your beauty treatment. Fumiko: I'm going to be a bad girl tonight. You don't mind, do you? Munchausen: Well then, we should hurry on our way. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: I see you're still a troublemaker as usual. Fumiko: ...Step...mother? Wha... There's no way. Freedom: You still call me that, I see. I'm here to scold you. You're still frolicking around wih men... Fumiko: This is really well-made. Munchausen: I'm not so sure about that. She doesn't seem to know who I am. Fumiko: Oh well, no matter. It'll feel good to beat down something that looks so openly like my mother. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: You disrespectul child... Fumiko: Like music to my ears. It would have been nicer to hear it from my real mother. -STAGE 4- Fumiko: I wonder how it works. It seemed way off target for aiming at me. Munchausen: I don't think it was just aiming at one person. Fumiko: Dividing without conquering? What an unusual enemy. Is she mocking us? Munchausen: I can't imagine one with so much magical power would have such a low intellect. Fumiko: Then maybe it has no intellect to begin with. Munchausen: Perhaps. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You came. Fumiko: I wonder who this one is for. Munchausen: We don't have enough information. Kagachi: ...Ignoring me, huh? You're dangerous. I'll defeat you quickly. Fumiko: What accent is that? Munchausen: It seems pretty close to that of Master Hyuga's country. Fumiko: Well, I guess it doesn't matter if you kill them. Let's advance, Munchausen. Munchausen: Agreed, milady. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: Uggghhh... Fumiko: You put up a bit of a fight. -STAGE 5- Munchausen: You should really get some rest soon. Fumiko: Do you want us to go back? Munchausen: No, at this rate we can get back faster if we move forward. Fumiko: Yes, that's probably better. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I'm your... Fumiko: I guess we can kill a little more time. What's your name? I'll put you on my list of people I've killed. Tsukiko: You've got very poor taste. ...My name is Tsukiko. Fumiko: ...So you're the women Kohtaro escaped to. Hmm. Hmhmhm, it's good staying up late. I have a bonus prize. Munchausen! Commence Compete Devastation! Panter Vo! Tsukiko: Aaaah! What kind of reason is that to fight!? -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: How... How cruel... Fumiko: Aahahaha! Amazing! You're just amazing! You're like Remagen's foolish American military. Tsukiko: ... Fumiko: Huh? What? I can't hear you! *crumble* -ENDING- Fumiko: Another all-nigther, huh? It's not good for the skin. Munchausen: Indeed, milady. Fumiko: ...Is there something else? Munchausen: ...No. We should hurry back. Fumiko: I understand. ...But if you have something to say, just come out and say it. Munchausen: The way you got angry at the end... I can see that you truly do fancy Kohtaro. Fumiko: Mmhmhm. Yes. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --E1. Roger + Gennojo-------------------------------------------------(ro+ge)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Roger: Being here together like this... Gennojo: What? Roger: ...makes me want to say, "Come on, doggie." Gennojo: ...I'm a wolf. I'll bite you to death. -STAGE 1- Roger: It's a beautiful castle. A dream paalce. Gennojo: With all those enemies? ...I don't get you. It at least needs cherry blossoms or autumn leaves. Roger: Cherry blossoms are nice. They remind me of the Potomac. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: ...Long time, no see. Gennojo: ...Why are you here? Roger: ...Intervention... Yukari: Come on. I came because you said you needed cherry blossoms. Hey, look happier. But on days like this, a picnic is better than having a match. Let's get this over with quick. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Aw man. I lost again. Gennojo: I thought we already defeated her before... Roger: (Did we fail the trace...?) A ghost ended up appearing in the middle of the day. Gennojo: It's like a bad joke. -STAGE 2- Gennojo: What do you think that was all about back there? Roger: I'm not certain. It didn't appear to be a physical object. Gennojo: Yeah. It definitely didn't have a scent. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: What a nice day. Such a rare occasion. I always wanted to let the girls out on days like this... Gennojo: How unfortunate for you. So, what happened to those girls? Shikou: They died. I sent them off to die. As a shield for the country. Roger: ...Why tell us that? Shikou: Who knows. It must be because of this weather. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: ...Well done. I'll take this weather back to the girls. To a faraway hell. I wonder if I will be forgiven. Gennojo: You might be forgiven... Roger: ...I hope you're forgiven. -STAGE 3- Gennojo: What a bizarre incident. Roger: It appears like it was an incident from a dream. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A spring wind is blowing. A kind wind that nudges you to wake up. You are the warrior of the spring wind. You are trying to wake up. Roger: It appears we're about to enter a dream. This must be the castle of dreams. Gennojo: ...I'm not very good at dealing with people like her. Roger: Why is that? Gennojo: ...No comment. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: Thank you... Gennojo: ...If it hurt, I'm sorry. -STAGE 4- Roger: So, that woman just now seems to be your type. Gennojo: ...No comment. Roger: Hmm. Gennojo: Don't automatically make assumptions. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Today is a good day. I've been able to meet another of my kind. Gennojo: So we're the same? I see... I'm happy for the reunion as well. Kagachi: Even if we're about to kill each other? ...Let's do battle. No hard feelings, no matter who wins. Gennojo: Sure. Roger: ...Is that a dog-deity too? Gennojo/Kagachi: That's wolf. Here goes! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: That was a good battle. Gennojo: I will drink your blood, and you will live on inside me. Kagachi: I will live together with you. Gennojo: Yeah. Roger: (The enemy is a ghost, so I don't think drinking blood or anything like that applies in this case...) -STAGE 5- Roger: Too bad you couldn't drink any blood. Gennojo: ...That's just an ideal. If I really drank blood, I would be a vampire. Roger: Aren't they the same thing? Gennojo: No. At least not in Japan. Anyway, isn't this a nice place? You can meet the peolpe you want to meet. Roger: Even though you may be trying to kill each other shortly after you've met? Gennojo: Life isn't all about the good things, but it's also not all bad either. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: ...Roy? Oh good, it really is you, Roy. Roger: ...Tsukiko... Tsukiko: I'm so glad. I was worried about who'd be the last one to show up. I'm glad it was you, Roy. It's much better than some stranger, but if it was Koh, I would... Roger: Uwaaaaaaah! Gennojo: ...You're so green. You should be happy in times like these. This is a good thing. After all, you were able to see her, though it's just for a moment. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...Roy? Roger: Uwaaaaaaah! Gennojo: Roger. That's the first time I've seen you make that face. It makes you look younger, more your age. *crumble* Gennojo: Hey, get up. It looks like there's another round. Roger: No, no... I've had enough with just Shin... Gennojo: Well, well... You're quite the kid. You're worse than Kohtaro. -ENDING- Roger stood staring at the disappearing castle. Roger: ...I lost my cool. Sorry. Gennojo: You're still young. You knew that they were going to be people we love, as well as ghosts, didn't you? Roger: *sob* Gennojo: ...Don't cry. Good things will eventually come... +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --E2. Roger + Mihee---------------------------------------------------(ro+mi)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Roger: Is this the spot? Mihee: Ah... no... try a little lower. Roger: What about here? Mihee: Yes... Yes, that's it! That's the castle. That's the Swan Castle. Roger: Hehehe, too bad, all you gamers out there. This game is for sound people. Mihee: Which way are you facing? -STAGE 1- Roger: So that is the castle of shikigami... Miss Kim, can you keep up with my speed? Mihee: I should be asking you the same. Roger: Hmph, then let's proceed! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: What's with the cosplay? *gasp* You're not here to stop me from becomg a global idol, are you? Mihee: Are you going to be a comedian? Yukari: Noooo! ...Hey! You there! What are you hiding!? Roger: ...Uh, an autograph book. Yukari: Are you a fan of mine? Roger: No. But I like comedians. Yukari: Grrrr! I'm gonna kick everyone's butt. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Awww, I got my butt kicked! Roger: She's stupid. An idiot. Super-stupid. Mihee: I'm sure it's aggravating for her to hear you say that. Roger: What do you mean, sword-maniac? Mihee: What did you say, stupid ninja? -STAGE 2- Roger: I think we need to settle this once and for all. Mihee: Let's do it then! Roger: Whoever gets there first is the winner! Mihee: You don't need to tell me! -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: It's okay to have a race, but... I don't think the game system will allow you to do that. Roger: ...Oh. Mihee: In that case, I'll just defeat you first! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Is this what it feels like to have anger displaced on you...? Roger: I think so. Mihee: Shut up! -STAGE 3- Roger: Enough's enough. There's no sense in us fighting one another. Mihee: ... Roger: What now? Mihee: ...It's strange. Roger: What? This is the official uniform of a ninja. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: Two distorted winds have come together to become a normal wind. I guess things like this happen. Roger: I don't know about this tramp, but I've been normal from the start. Mihee: Shut up, stupid ninja. ...Hey woman, what is today's weather, and what day is it? Freedom: I do not know. Mihee: As I thought... And why is that? Freedom: It is not in my settings. Roger: What is this woman? -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: You... fought well... Roger: What kind of perfume to I like? Freedom: It is not in my settings. -STAGE 4- Roger: What was that anyway? Who was that woman? Mihee: The man before said this was a game system. It appears we're in some sort of game, a faux reality created by drugs, computers, or magic. Roger: Then the missing people are... Mihee: Probably trapped in the same sort of thing. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You two are stange. Roger: What is the design on my underwear? Kagachi: It is not in my settings. Mihee: So it has a design... Roger: I'm just kidding. But now I'm convinced. Now I can fight without hesitation. Mihee: I don't think you're doing anything different than before. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Roger: What is the design on Mihee Kim's underwear? Kagachi: It is not in my settings. Mihee: I'll kill you. -STAGE 5- Roger: I thought I Was going to die. Mihee: Die already. Roger: It looks like we're toward the end. Mihee: Hey! Listen to me! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Roy? Roger: Is so well made. Mihee: Do you know her? Roger: Yeah. Tsukiko, what is your cup size? Tsukiko: It is not in my settings. Mihee: That's sexual harrassment, stupid ninja. Roger: Hahaha, no worries! There's no such thing as sexual harrassment for a ninja. Mihee: You're an Olympic-class idiot. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...Let reality crush you... Mihee: Finally, this one's real. Roger: I'm going to pulverize it with my ninjutsu. Here comes the international ninja! -ENDING- Roger: It's over. Mihee: Yeah! No... What if we think it's over, but it's not over at all? The dream might still be running. For example... Stupid ninja, do you like my type of woman? Roger: It's not in my settings. ...Pfpf. Mihee: Hahahaha. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --E3. Roger + Nagino--------------------------------------------------(ro+na)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Roger: I, Roger the ninja, have arried. Nagino: Hmm, why are you doing that? Roger: It's a tradition among ninja of Japan. Nagino: You're not Japanese, are you? Roger: I said ninja of Japan and not Japanese ninja. Nagino: ... -STAGE 1- Roger: Will you call me papa? Nagino: No way. Never. Roger: Why? Nagino: Because of the way you're dressed. Roger: What? This nice ninja-guy outift I'm wearing? Nagino: How is that nice!? Roger: My, my. It's sad to see that Japanese women have forgotten the beauty behind such an outfit. Nagino: That's what you'd call an anachronism. Just stay away from me. Roger: Well, you may be small, but you indeed are one full-grown lady. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Risi... no, exploding in popularity. I'm the talk of the town! The super beautiful girl has arrived. Now, try and guess my name. 1. Yukari Horiguchi 2. Yukari-chan Horiguchi 3. Yukari Horiguchi Nagino: I don't care about your name. And your popularity must be your imagination. Roger: You don't hold back, do you? Nagino: Do you hold back? Roger: No way. I'm a hard worker. You're funny, so I'll let you live, but you're still on the level of a lab rat or a rare zoo animal. It's fun to watch, but by dinner time you've already forgotten about it. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: See you nest week, everyone! Roger: No, I don't think so. Don't worry. I didn't finish the job last time, but this time I'll get it done. There's no tomorrow for you. Don't worry. -STAGE 2- Roger: Hey, you. Is the reason why you don't want to call me papa because I'm from Septentrion. Nagino: ...Yes, that's one reason. Roger: There's more? Nagino: Actually, I could care less how much profit the Seven Stars of Septentrion make. Doing morally cruel things isn't only exlucsive to you. That's no special reason to dislike you. Roger: Then what's the problem? Nagino: It's the way you're dressed! Roger: Huh, is that really the problem!? -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: The way you carry yourself... Are you of royal upbringing? Roger: I thought so up until a moment ago, but now I'm not so sure. Shikou: Why is that? Roger: It seems that I am disliked by Blue. Nagino: I think it's just the way you're dressed. Roger: Forget it. You there, would you mind dying, so I can vent my anger? Don't worry, it'll be quick. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: This is a terrible way to die... Roger: It's not like there hasn't been any disturbing stories in the history of mankind. One more won't hurt. Nagino: How tasteless. -STAGE 3- Nagino: What do you intend to do by being friends with me? Roger: Nothing really. I don't intend to touch you nor do I think it will be profitable. But the reason I'm here with you despite that is that I want to have a girl like you as my daughter? Nagino: What do you intend to do making me your daughter? Roger: Well, after raising you, I might make you my wife or marry you off to a man that I want. Nagino: That's so tasteless. Roger: Really? I don't think that's such a bad deal. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A sinister wind is blowing. Roger: Well, well, it looks like the ancestors don't like me either. Nagino: You're hated everywhere. Roger: If you're rich and competent, it's like a tax for being famous. Freedom: Why are you with someone like this? Nagino: Me? I won't do anything as long as he doesn't try to hurt me. He's free to think whatever he wants. Roger: So that's that. The young lady says she'll forgive me even if I do have immoral thoughts. Nagino: I'll look at you with contempt though. Roger: Ouch. Freedom: I guess it can't be helped... -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: Impressive... Roger: What were you expecting? Nagino: You should do your things yourself. -STAGE 4- Roger: Don't you think we get along after all? Nagino: I don't think so. ...? Roger: What is it? Nagino: That's an unusually kind smile. Hmm. Roger: I already told you what my ulterior motives are. There's nothing more. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Are you father and daughter? Roger: I hope to be. Nagino: It's not good to get close to adults that show money to children. Roger: Who are you talking about? Nagino: Niigi. Roger: I'll pretend I didn't hear you say that name. Kagachi: Well, it looks like you both get along. I'm relieved. Just relax and be eaten by me. Roger: Hey, isn't this what you'd call tasteless? Nagino: A wolf's taste belongs to a wolf. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: You're good... Roger: I'll put you in a zoo. -STAGE 5- Nagino: Now I understand. Roger: About what? Nagino: About your intentions. Roger: Oh, it looks like the enemy is here. We'll have to end this conversation for now. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare. Roger: It's not bad for a walk in the park, but it's not tasteless enough. Here's a little gift from me. Ta-ching. Roger: What's the matter? Pick it up. Nagino: 25 cents? You're cheap. Roger: you mean generous. How much would you pay then? Nagino: I wouldn't give any moeny. Roger: See, I am generous in that sense. Tsukiko: ...You're both billies. I'll make you regret it. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Roger: It's impossible to make us regret it. I really enjoy this role I'm in. I truly do. Tsukiko: ...Let reality crush you!! Nagino: That's impossible too. You're the one that's going to be crushed by reality. -ENDING- Roger: You kept me up all night, and it wasn't even that educational or fun. Let's go someplace fun tomorrow. Nagino: You just want to use me to see Niigi. Roger: How did you deduce that? Nagino: When I imitated Niigi, you smiled so kindly. Roger: Is that all? Nagino: Uh-huh. Roger: That's no good. That's the bad ting about you women. You are correct that I am in love with her. Of course, I also want to be your father. Nagino: She's married, you know. Roger: Be it a married woman or someone's daughter, I always ge what I want. I can give more love than anyone. Nagino: How tasteless. Oh well. I wanna go to an amusement park. Roger: As you wish. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --E4. Roger + Reika---------------------------------------------------(ro+re)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Roger: I am Roger Sasuke, the international ninja who has trouble dealing with his increasing popularity. This time I am here with my beloved Kohtaro and Sayo in Eastern Europe. I feel a little embarrassed about my first trip abraoad. Reika: My name is Reika Kirishima, History Security Police Department officer. My boss told me to change history, but is it really okay? But a castle that has no moving bones is nice. Roger: Well then, let's go. Reika: Roger! -STAGE 1- Roger: We're going to the castle. Kohtaro and Sayo are in danger. Reika: Roger! Roger: For my friends. (I'm gonna get in their way...) Reika: For my orders. (I'm gonna get in their way...) -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: And Yukari, who awakens at the castle, is suddenly attacked by villain! Next time on Record of Yukari War 2, Mutable Beauty. Will she be abducted by the ninja and strange girl? (P.1) I always get the hex I'm aiming for. Roger: She's weird. Roger: Uh-huh. Yukari: Look who's talking. A ninja who's done incorrect historical research and a lady wearing outdated clothes. Reika: Reika's only 19. Yukari: I'm 17! Roger: You're an old maid. Reika/Yukari: Huh? Roger: Just kidding, it's just a joke. Let's hurry up and fight and execute the mission. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: I lost to an old maid! Reika: Grrrr! I told you Reika is 19! -STAGE 2- Reika: ... Roger: ... (Don't mess with the top dog.) Reika: I'm gonna leave for a bit. Roger: Huh Where? Reika: I'm back. Roger: That was too fast! Reika: Hahaha. Reika is 17 now too. I went and changed time. Roger: ...You don't look any different. Ugh, I'm kidding. Let's just get going and execute the mission. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: Can I ask you once thing before we do battle? Reika: What? Shikou: Uh, it looks like that man is beaten up pretty badly even though the battle hasn't started yet. Roger: It's better to live a humble life because having a big mouth can get you into trouble... Shikou: I don't undersand what you mean, but I think I understand how you feel. Reika: Reika went two years into the past and used cold sleep, so I look two years younger. Shikou: So you're saying that men are suffering from the unfairness of it all. Roger: Yeah, that's right. It's too bad that you're the enemy. Reika: I'm gonna kill you! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: More power... to you... Roger: Thank you, comrade. -STAGE 3- Reika: Mmmmm... Roger: Don't be mad. Next time, I'll come with you, and you can change your look to whatever you like. Reika: Really? Roger: But of course. Would this face lie? -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A delightful wind is blowing. One wrong gust and it could turn into a stupid wind. Reika: Paya-papa, paya-papa, papaayayapapaa! Roger: If the world is in danger, it's up to us shadows to put a stop to it! International ninja Roger...! Reika: And Reika...! Roger/Reika: Are here to save the world! Let's go! -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Reika: I always wanted to do that once. Freedom: I-Is that so. Reika: Yup. -STAGE 4- Roger: Uh, are we going to do that again? That was embarrassing. Reika: Yeah. Reika's anger is deeper than the ocean. Roger: Ugh. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: ...You guys are idiots. Reika: In the deepest and darkest part of the heart, we wait for the door to be unlocked. Roger: If we hear a voice, we'll come from any part of the world. The shining keys of justice. Reika: If the world is in danger, it's up the the History Security Police to protect it! Police offcer, Reika! Roger: And Roger! (This is so embarrassing...) Reika: Here we go. Roger: Roger! (Oh just kill me...) Kagachi: ...You guys are Grade A morons. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: Guwah! Reika: We won! -STAGE 5- Roger: These enemies are really weak. Reika: Uh-huh. That's because they're computer graphics created by the Dream Park System. Roger: ...What? Wait, what was that? What did you just say? Reika: I said CGs. A previous loop must have remained. It probably uses everyone's memories to generate 'em. Roger: (Can't she just be a regular person...?) Reika: That's cuz~ Reika's only~ 17~ -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: ...Roy? Roger: ... Reika: See? Roger: ...Indeed. Tsukiko: Roy, what are you saying? Roger: Silence, illusion! Now that I know you're fake, I'm not holding back. Reika: It's not an illusion but a CG... Roger: Let's rock! Tsukiko: What are you saying, Roy? What are you saying, Roy? What are you saying, Roy? -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Reika: Why are you angry? Roger: ...That enemy had the face of a friend. It makes my blood boil, even if it is just an illusion. Reika: ...Hmm, then the next one should be okay. Roger: Next one? *crumble* -ENDING- The long night ends. After destroying the tiny machine, Roger let out a sigh. Roger: ...And they lived happily ever after. Reika: Buh? Why does Reika feel like she forgot something? Hmmm, what is it? Hm? Someone's coming. Kohtaro: ... Sayo: ... Kohtaro: Um, uh, well... We're a little late... Hahaha. Roger/Reika: Aaagghh! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --E5. Roger + Munchausen----------------------------------------------(ro+mu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Roger: I guess it doesn't matter, but... Munchausen: What is it, sir? Roger: When I think about how many people would choose us as a team, I get a sudden impulse to commit suicide. Don't you think the fans would would enjoy it if we just stayed here and talked? Munchausen: No, I believe that because we think no one is wathcing, we can create an interesting situation. Roger: So what's the plan? Please see the rest in the main story of the game. -STAGE 1- Today is another day where a strange castle appears, and we have to destroy it. Roger: That old hag is flirting around with my Kohtaro again. I'm going to go and see what's going on. Munchausen: Please wait. Roger: ? Munchausen: We're two men alone. Don't you think it would be a waste? Roger: That doesn't sound right. Wait... Even though we're two unpopular character togther, that's just... Ah, no... -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: ... Roger: Here I am. I'm finally here, the legendary heroine for a new generation. Munchausen: Here goes, Rogelyn. Roger: Sure, big sis. Yukari: ...What's with you guys? Roger: Oh, don't act so reserved. We're all women here. Let's be more free and unrestrained. Yukari: Aahh! Get away from me! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Roger: Well? Munchausen: Big sis. Yukari: Noooo! Roger: Ah, she's disappearing. Munchausen: She has no will power. -STAGE 2- Roger: ... Munchausen: What is it? Roger: I feel empty. Munchausen: Oh no, you say that, but you look pretty good. Roger: Really? Oh, that couldn't be! -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: ... Roger: Looking like this makes it at least interesting to see the opponent's reaction. Munchausen: Indeed it does, Rogelyn. Roger: Yes, big sis. Shikou: G-Get away from me! Roger: *wink* -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Aaaargh! Roger: That was a serious cry of defeat if I ever heard one. Munchausen: It wasn't very graceful. Ohohohoho. -STAGE 3- Roger: I must say this strategy is pretty effective! Munchausen: Indeed! Roger: I'm getting psyched! Almost as much as doing the major cleaning during elementary school. (Roy Bauman was a kid who didn't like cleaning, but once he did it, he took it very seriously.) -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: Excuse me, granny. I was thinking... I don't think it's very appropriate to express yourself in that way. Roger: You're awful! Freedom: Aaahh. I'm so sorry. What should I do in times like this? Munchausen: Now! Roger: Another successful ninjutsu! -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: It's so bad... Roger: I won't deny it. -STAGE 4- Roger: I'd like to get to the end like this, but... Munchausen: That probably won't be possible. The enemy won't be that easy. Roger: Could this stange feeling I'm getting in my small bosom be the sense of a fierce fight? -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: ... Roger: Bwahahaha! Kagachi: Hey, don't laugh! I mean, who are you to laugh at me!? Roger: Oh, are you jealous of my beauty? Ohohohoho, right, big sis? Munchausen: Ohohohoho, right! I'm sure that's it! Kagachi: Hell no! You're terrible! Both of you! That's why I'm going to kill you! Roger: Come and get it! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: ...Ahhh... Munchausen: You just thought that the sound you made getting defeated was cute, didn't you? Kagachi: If I would have known about this lifestyle sooner... Roger: Yes. You mght have been my little sister. Kagachi: Good day... big sis. Roger: Good day. -STAGE 5- Munchausen: Looks like this is the last one. *cough* *cough* Roger: Big sis! Did something happen to you in the last battle? Munchausen: No, spit is caught in my throat... *cough* *wheeze* Roger: Don't say spit. It's phlegm! Munchausen: Oh my, that's right, Rgoelyn! Yes, even phlegm gets caught in my throat and I have fallen, don't look back and keep moving forward! Roger: Big sis! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nigtmare. Munchausen: I wonder what part of this is the greatest nightmare? Roger: Gah. Ts-Ts-Tsukiko. Tsukiko: Don't "Ts-Tsukiko" me, Roy. The whole family is going to be disappinted. Roger: Gah! This really is a nightmare, ever since that time mom found that book under my bed! Munchausen: What in the world!? You're going to pay! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: I have to... reform him... *crumble* -ENDING- Roger: ... Munchausen: Are you sad? Roger: ..Yes. Munchausen: But most families are like that. They say they're worried, but their only concern is their reputation. Roger: ...I know. I really do. But... Rogelyn wiped her tears. Excuses will no longer work. A fabulous new life begins. Althouth dressing like a ninja is pretty fabulous too. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --F1. Gennojo + Mihee-------------------------------------------------(ge+mi)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Mihee: Why am I here? Gennojo: It's work. Mihee: I came to see my cousin! Gennojo: Don't yell. You'll give me a headache. -STAGE 1- Mihee: Why me...? Gennojo: Give it up. We're already at the castle. Mihee: I don't mind helping people out. But my problem is the fact that I'm helping out Japan. Gennojo: We're trying to help the people of this country. What else is there? Mihee: ...Nothing. Gennojo: Then there's no problem. Now, let's solve this incident. But man, this catle sure is beautiful. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: I've finally caught you! I'm back in the outfit I wear at my part-time flower shop job! Mihee: What are you embarrassed about? Gennojo: Um, well, I guess it doesn't matter, but why you? Yukari: Can you guess? For revenge, of course! I lost last time, but I'm gonna win this time. Now, let's fight fair and sqaure! Mihee: Do you know her? Gennojo: She's the enemy. She's not my type. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Two against one isn't fair! I'm gonna bring Takano next time. Gennojo: Please don't come back. -STAGE 2- Mihee: She was pretty cute Gennojo: ...She's not my type. Mihee: She's my type. I want her. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: I guess I should say welcome. Gennojo: We would have come even without the invitation. It's rare, but we're actually trying to help people. Mihee: You're twisted. Gennojo: Miss Kim, your words are a little harsh. I want you to be a little nicer to me. Mihee: Why do I have to be nice yo ou? I'm just stuck with you for now. I'm not your girlfriend Shikou: Can we do battle now? Though I do want to keep watching you two since you look like such a good couple. Gennojo: Well, thanks. Mihee: Just how do we make a good couple? I don't like what you said, so I'm going to tear you apart. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Heh... Mihee: Don't laugh so indiscreetly. -STAGE 3- Mihee: Why are you smiling? What's so funny? Gennojo: You two are very similar. You definitely remind me of your cousin. I think I'll go visit him sometiome. Mihee: Let me tell you this, I am me. I'm nobody's replacement. Don't compare me to anybody, not even my cousin. Gennojo: I'm sorry. I wasn't trying to compare you. Mihee: Are you into men? Gennojo: No. Absolutely not. Though it's true I always get dumped, it's not enough to change my preference to men. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: It's a peaceful wind. Gennojo: I'm surprised. You're terribly beautiful. Freedom: Thank you. I'm flattered. Mihee: Why are you getting so friendly with the enemy, you cheating bastard? Freedom: Are you cheating? Gennojo: Come on now. Getting dumped twice is enough. Three times is too much. I'll tell you, since it seems like you don't know, but I'm single. No, what am I saying? Uh, well, I won't make it hurt so much, so do you mind getting killed? -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Gennojo: ...Sorry. Freedom: I forgive you. -STAGE 4- Mihee: You should stop complimenting women so easily. I feel sorry for them. What if one takes you seriously? Gennojo: If I was that attractive--Uh, never mind. You're cold toward me, but you worry about an enemy woman? Mihee: Of course. All beautiful women belong to me. What's wrong with worrying about my property? Gennojo: ...Whatever you say. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Gennojo: Too bad the enemy isn't beautiful. Mihee: Are you jealous? Gennojo: Give me a break. I told you, I'm single. Probably forever. Mihee: Really? Can I really trust you? Gennojo: What do you mean by that? No, never mind. Let's not keep him waiting. Be it a person or god, being amped about work is the best. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Gennojo: So he ended up not being able to say a single line. Mihee: What are you talking about? Gennojo: ...Nothing. It's just a man's sorrow. -STAGE 5- Mihee: What's with this castle? It's a lot bigger than it looks outside. Gennojo: Really? Mihee: Have you fallen for me? Gennojo: What gives you that idea? No, that's not what I wanted to say. ...This castle probably isn't real. Mihee: You look embarrased, so it looks like I'm not entirely wrong. Mihee: I should have realized with Yukari. This is a place that makes things you don't want to see appear. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. Gennojo: For me, living is a nightmare. This is much better. Tsukiko: Oh, then why are you still awake? You should go to sleep like everyone else. Gennojo: I'll pass on that. I don't like nightmares, but it makes me even more sick to run from them. Tsukiko: I see. It's because of her, isn't it? Mihee: You're fighting for me? Gennojo: I'm getting sleepy. I want to sleep now. Better yet, if I defeat you, I'll be free. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Gennojo: Well, it's finally over. It looks like the missing people are alright too. Castle closed...! Mihee: Not yet. We have to fight one more time. Gennojo: Well now; Miss Kim, what would your cousin say now? Mihee: After all this, are you still talking like that? Gennojo: Huh? Hey, what do you mean? Hey, stop fighting without permission. -ENDING- Mihee: As I suspected, you really are interested in men. Gennojo: Huh? Mihee: I've made my decision. I'm your enemy. The next time I see you, I'm going to take your life! My hurt feelings will only be quenched with your blood! Gennojo: H-Hey now? Mihee: I would have made you my wife! Mihee Kim ran away crying. Gennojo was at a loss. Gennojo: ...Wife isn't the correct word. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --F2. Gennojo + Nagino------------------------------------------------(ge+na)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Nagino: Stardate 20120606. I'm a traveling sandwich chef brought to this country by a meddlesome adult. His speculative nature reminds me of MAKI. Because of that, I've decided to help him a little. ...Ow! Gennojo: What are you doing? Let's get going. Nagino: You hit me! Gennojo: Children become adults by getting hit. Nagino: That's old-school. It's so outdated. -STAGE 1- Nagino: Stardate 201206032. I, a traveling sandwich chef, have made my way to the Swan--Ouch! Gennojo: I don't know what kind of silly role-playing you're doing, but didn't I tell you to knock it off? Nagino: Papa! Stop hitting me on the head! You're messing up my hair. Gennojo: ...Hey, now... call me big brother. I mean... Please. I beg you. Nagino: Why? Gennojo: I'm only, uh, 29. Nagino: I'm only 9. Let's just be like father and daughter. Gennojo: ... -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Have you heard the rumors? Of course! Back by popular demand, it's Yukari version 2! <> I always get the hex I'm aiming form. Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Aahahaha. Nagino: Papa? Gennojo: It's a nightmare. A nighmare's appeared. Nagino: ...Geez, this is why adults are no good. They're useless when you need them. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: No way, the Fierce Fight Chapter ends here!? What's going to happen to me? No, I hope not that. Nagino: I'll let you know as a parting gift for your death. You're going to lose, completely. Yukari: Noooooooo! -STAGE 2- Gennojo: Ugh, that was a dreadful enemy. Nagino: Why? Did she look like your ex-wife? Gennojo: ...Where are you getting that kind of knowledge? I'm suddenly worried about who raised you. Nagino: Mama Fumiko. So is it true that you're going out with the flower shop girl? Gennojo: That damn witch... Don't get cocky just because you're lending me rent money. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: A father and his daughter... Nagino: Yup, we get along really well. Shikou: Shouldn't you send your daughter some place safe...? What kind of parent are you? Gennojo: ...Everyone's just making whatever assumption they want. Being near me is the safest place she could be! Nagino: Uh-huh. I trust him on that one. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: So this is father-daughter power! Gennojo: It's brother-sister power. Nagino: There's no such thing as siblings that are 20 years apart. Gennojo: ... -STAGE 3- Gennojo: ...Ummm, what? Nagino: Is it true you're really 33? It's okay to lie about your age a little. I'm easy on adults, ya know. Gennojo: She even told you that...? That old hag! Nagino: You'll still lose. Gennojo: Shush. A kid shouldn't be predicting the future. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: So you made it, chosen one. Gennojo: What was I chosen for? Nagino: She means me. Freedom: Heh. Gennojo: Heh. Yes, it seems that you have chosen me. I guess I should be honored. Nagino: Hrmm. Freedom: You should be honored. You're taking the place of a demon king. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Gennojo: What'd she mean by demon king? Nagino: I don't know. Gennojo: ...Let's go. -STAGE 4- Nagino: Ow! What are you doing!? Gennojo: I won't tell you not to lie. I'm a liar too. But try to be able to tell the truth to those you can trust. Nagino: ...I thought that I was. Don't worry, Papa. I'm strong, you know. Gennojo: There are stong individuals, but there's no such thing as a strong soul. If you want to call me Papa, think about what I said. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Are you father and daughter? Gennojo: That's right. Kagachi: I see. You're very fortunate. You'll be together inside my stomach. Gennojo: No thanks. A father has a duty to fulfill, like risking his life for his daughter. No, it's not even duty. It's instinct. Instinct tells me to kill you for my daughter's sake. Kagachi: Very well. Come and get it! -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Nagino: ...I feel kind of embarrassed. Gennojo: You're the one that called me "Papa." -STAGE 5- Nagino: Papa! Gennojo: Hey, let go of my arm. Nagino: Why? Gennojo: ...Uh, well, you can hold on for little while. Nagino: Okay. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare. So, what do you think of the nightmares I've shown you? Gennojo: Kind of sweet and actually kind of pleasant. I felt like I want to keep watching. Tsukiko: Right, any nightmare is better than reality. Nagino: But a dream is just a dream, Papa. My papa would be better off facing reality. It suits him better. Honor is a taint because you fight with reality. Honor in a dream is a sham. Honor is me, and I am honor. Humans are walking pieces of honor and shame. It's much better to be chased by the rent collector. Gennojo: You don't have to tell me that. I know... Trust me! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- *crumble* Gennojo: Sorry to bring this up at a time like this, but do you mind if I ask you something? Nagino: What is it? Gennojo: I want to know my daughter's name? What is your real name? Nagino: ... Mirai the Blue. Now did you know? Gennojo: I'm a private investigator. Nagino Ise was the name of a child who once asked for my services. Nagino: And I was given a request from that child at Central: Please save Gennojo. Gennojo: Can I trust you? Nagino: Justice is with me just as the sun is in the sky. Trust me. Gennojo: I trust you. Not the current you, but the you that was fond of me. -ENDING- Nagino: ...Bye. Gennojo: ...Wait. Nagino: I can't. I have things to do. Gennojo: I won't stop you. If I had things to do, I wouldn't stop either. Nagino: Bye. Gennojo: Come back when you're finished. That's all I ask. The young girl had a troubled, sad look on her face as she smiled and disappeared. Hyuga was left alone by himself. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --F3. Gennojo + Reika-------------------------------------------------(ge+re)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Gennojo: That looks like the target castle. Reika: Yes. But that conversation suddenly turned into a big ruckus...! To find out the rest, play Castle of Shikigami 3 with Reika and Hyuga! -STAGE 1- Gennojo: That looks like the target castle. Let's go, officer. Reika: S-Say that again. Gennojo: That's the target castle. Reika: After that. Gennojo: Officer? Reika: ...Awwww. Gennojo: Hey, what kind of reaction is that? -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Hey, what are you doing here, Mr. Private Investigator? Gennojo: Yu..kari? Yukari: Me? I'm working here part-time. The flower shop gig isn't enough to pay for my videogames. So anyway, sorry. This is as far as you go. If you wanna get through here, then give me some love. Gennojo: Officer, arrest her. Arrest her now. Reika: If you guys are an item, why don't you just put her in her place? Gennojo: ...You can't talk to a person like her. In cases like this, it's best to defeat her with public authority. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: I can't believe you hit me! I protest equality between men and women! Gennojo: ...Arrest her, arrest her now. People who say things like that when it suits them should be taken away. Reika: Why are you so keen on arresting people? Gennojo: A private investigator doesn't have the authority to do that. I want to arrest somebody at least once. -STAGE 2- Reika: Why did I get all emotional when you called me officer? Reika has never been called that bfore. Gennojo: Ah, is that so? Reika: Yup! It sounds much more cuter! I couldn't be a nurse. Gennojo: ...Well, with the whole equality between men and women these days, they want everyone to be the same. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: It couldn't be... Gennojo: It appears you know me. Shikou: Time Gal. Gennojo: Wait a minute. Shikou: ...Is this a sitcom? Reika: Nice one, comic relief. Gennojo: Am I supposed to be the straight man? -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: That comedy was well done. Gennojo: It's not my real job though. -STAGE 3- Gennojo: Let me say one thing. Reika: What? Gennojo: Don't judge a book by its cover. Reika: Yes, that's very important. Gennojo: Yeah, I'm the comic relief. Definitely not the straight man. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A laughable wind is blowing. Reika: All the people here are very enthusiastic. Gennojo: Sampras? Reika: I love non sequiturs! Freedom: I'm not too familiar with sports... Gennojo: Shut up. You're all going to hell. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: I would have preferred a Federer reference. Gennojo: Are you watching tennis? Reika: Hey, isn't that what the straight man says? -STAGE 4- Gennojo: So anyway, I think we're getting kind of lazy. Reika: This is the third game after all. Gennojo: Yea, but this is your first appearance. Reika: The summer wind feels good today. Gennojo: We're inside. And it's spring. Reika: Let's get going. The end is close. Gennojo: It's still the fourth stage, stupid. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You guys are humorless imbeciles. Reika: Didn't I say that people who call other people stupid are the stupid ones? Gennojo: I told you I was the comic relief. Kagachi: Not only are you humorless imbeciles, you also have no manners. Gennojo/Reika: Shut up. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: Losing to you humorless imbeciles with no manners is a slight tragedy. Reika: What more of a tragedy is there? Gennojo: Running from debt collectors during the winter and slipping and dying from the fall. Reika: Whoa, that's a true tragedy. Kagachi: Ugh! -STAGE 5- Reika: What do you think of this incident? Gennojo: Suddenly serious, huh? ...Maybe it's just a delusion of ours. Reika: Bingo. This castle is reacting to our feelings. Did you just figure it out? Gennojo: I suspected as much when that beauty reacted to tennis. Come to think of it, there's no way Yukari could be here. Reika: So what now? Gennojo: That's a given. Reika: Yeah. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Gennojo: I'm Gennojo. Reika: I'm Reika. Tsukiko: I am Elivis Presley. Uhuhuh. I see you've assessed the situation. Welcome to the comedy hall of fame. I am your greatest comedy. Reika: Hey, which do you think this is? My thoughts or your thoughts? Gennojo: Yours. Reika: Reika doesn't do gags like these. These must be yours, Gennie. Gennojo: There's no proof, young lady. How 'bout we just say that we're both thinking the same thing? Reika: That's fine. Then, let's go! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...Foolish children. If you kept watching this pleasant dream, you wouldn't have to deal with reality. Gennojo: Then I'd be the only one having all the fun. Sounds good. That's the worst. Reika: I do this job because I like it. I do it dreaming about a laughably- easy, everyday incident to solve. Gennojo: We know reality is harsh. Reika: But the vacation is over. Reika's a female cop. I'm in the occupation closest to great justice. Gennojo: Sounds good. That's the best. -ENDING- Reika: It's over. Gennojo: Yeah. I don't know what country you work for, but why don't you be a cop in Japan? I'm sure you'd like it. Reika: In that case, why not forget about being a P.I. or the girl at the flower shop and go out with me? You can arrest people, see china dresses, or do whatever you want. Gennojo: Well, let me think about that. Reika: I'm the only one that can make use of your abilites, I mean, sense of humor. Hehe... Gennojo: Hmph. Well that settles that. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --F4. Gennojo + Munchausen--------------------------------------------(ge+mu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Gennojo: My name is Gennojo Hyuga. My occupation: a cat-finder and private a investigator. The latter is a hobby of mine. Munchausen: I, Munchausen, am a pure butler from head to toe. Gennojo: The thing that connects the two of us is... Munchausen: My lady has invested a considerable amount of money in him. Gennojo: She's more horrifying than a loan shark. She won't take her money back and wants me to pay with my body. Munchausen: Physical labor is the best. -STAGE 1- Gennojo: Hey. You. Munchausen: Yes, Master Hyuga? Gennojo: Don't you ever feel like changing occupations? Munchausen: It has never crossed my mind. My family has been proud of serving Lady Fumiko for generations. Gennojo: ...How old is that woman anyway? I know she isn't as she appears. Munchausen: I'm not sure it would be proper to discuss a lady's age. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: After my great popularity in the previous game, I appeared in an unpopular novel. Yukari Horigcuhi is a blossoming 17 year old and has returned! Here's a rocket punch to your heart. Gennojo: Aren't you... unpopular anyway? Yukari: No, the author was terrible. It was the author! Gennojo: ...What do you think? Munchausen: In this case, I think it would be graceful for both parties to take the blame. Gennojo: So both the author and character sucked. Yukari: Grrrr, arf! What a terrible way to say that! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Ah, that was quicker than usual. Aah! Munchausen: Please be more graceful. -STAGE 2- Gennojo: I don't know why a man as powerful as you would stay with a woman like that. Munchausen: If ability were the only thing that determined a person's lot in life, the world would be a dark place. There would be no saving it. The world is interesting because I'm a butler and you're a humble detective. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: Japanese, huh? I never thought I'd see someone from my homeland here. Why fight in this foreign land? Gennojo: Supposedly, if ability was the only thing that determined a person's lot in life, the world would be a dark place. I guess I'm fighting to change that. The world would also be a dark place if where you were born determined your place in life. Munchausen: Those are some choice words, sir. Shikou: You drunkard... Die and regret it. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Amazing... Gennojo: Looks like the drunkard won. Munchausen: They say wine is the best medicine, as long as you don't drink too much. -STAGE 3- Munchausen: Those were some choice words, sir. I can see why my lady keeps you as her gigolo. Gennojo: Puah, who? Who's the gigolo? Did you mean me? Am I one too? Munchausen: You clean the bath tub in exchange for lunch and some allowance, so... Gennojo: No! That's just a part-time job! Believe me! My taste in women isn't that bad. Munchausen: My lady is what you would call a fine woman. Gennojo: No! You have to believe me! I haven't sold my soul! Munchausen: But I think you've sold your body. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: An eastern wind is blowing. Gennojo: I think this type is a fine woman. Freedom: Hmhm, thank you. But that won't change the difficulty level. Munchausen: If smiling at everybody is a good thing, then I guess you're right. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: Fighting isn't good. Ohhh nooo! Munchausen: Even so, my lady as a cute smile from time to time. Gennojo: I don't think I can agree with you. -STAGE 4- Gennojo: It seems you've improved your skills. I can't believe at your age... Munchausen: You have the generations mixed up. Gennojo: Excuse me? Munchausen: I think you are referring to my father. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: ...Then, the one Kohtaro said that he trained with... Munchausen: ...Would be me. Kagachi: A most powerful enemy. There is no opening or desire. A team whose only purpose is to win. Munchausen: Here we go. I must apologize to Master Kohtaro, but this is part of the mission. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: I couldn't even hold them off for a significant length of time. Munchausen: I know how you feel. -STAGE 5- Gennojo: So, how much further? Munchausen: Not much farther. I need to prepare breakfast for everyone soon. Gennojo: What's that got to do with anything? Munchausen: It means we should hurry. We'll increase our speed. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare. Gennojo: So what part of this is a nightmare? Tsukiko: ...Gigolo. Gennojo: No, I'm not! you're wrong. Tsukiko: ...One down. You're the only one left. Are you alright? The way things are going, that witch will get together with Kohtaro. Aren't you afraid? Munchausen: Heh. So be it. Even if Master Kohtaro gets with my lady, in the long span of time, it will be for but a moment. We are different. We will be with the lady for eternity. A moment's change of heart means nothing. Master Hyuga, open your eyes. We must fight. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- *crumble* Gennojo: You're wrong...! I'm not...! Munchausen: Good grief. I guess I must fight alone for now. -ENDING- Munchausen: Milady, the mission has just been completed. Yes? A change of clothes? Please wait 10 seconds. Gennojo: Fumiko? Munchausen: Indeed, sir. Now if you will excuse me, I must be on my way. Gennojo: Wait... Let me ask you one thing. Munchausen: What is it? Gennojo: What are you going to do if Kohtaro and Fumiko really do get together? Munchausen: Who knows. Munchausen gave a mysterious smile, turned around, and walked away. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --G1. Mihee + Nagino--------------------------------------------------(mi+na)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Nagino: Stardate 20120607. I'm a traveling sandwich chef brought to this country by a meddlesome adult. Mihee: It's not good to be talking to yourself. Nagino: I'm not talking to myself. I'm keeping a diary. Mihee: It's the same thing. It's creepy. Stop it. Nagino: Huh? But an adult told me to keep a diary. Mihee: An aduat like that is just an exhibitionist and is only making you do what they can't do themselves. Nagino: That's a narrow point of view. Aah, ow! Ow! Mihee: Is this the mouth that's defying me? Huh? Is it this mouth? -STAGE 1- Mihee: Why have yoy come to this castle? This place is dangerous. Nagino: There was an SOS. I'm a member of the International Rescue Squad, Public Safety Division Q. Aah, ow! Ow! Mihee: Is this the mouth that's defying me? Huh? Is it this mouth again? Nagino: Fumiko told me to go take a look since it would be educational! Mihee: You should have just said so in the first place. At any rate, liars never turn out any good. (...What's that woman thinking? Is she trying to put the same fate we have on to this girl as well?) ...Anyway, come with me and try not to get lost. Nagino: Do you mean like a chick with an egg shell on its butt? Mihee: Like a chick with an egg shell on its butt. Sounds like your parents are in the military. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: What's going on? This sounds big! Of course! Miss Yukari is back! The eternal fairty returns, just kidding! Mihee: Look. See how someone who lies also lies to themselves? Nagino: Hmm. I still think a lie is just a reflection of how someone wants to be. Aah, ow! Ow! Mihee: Is this the mouth that's defying me? Is it this mouth? Yukari: Hey! Stop picking on small kids! Mihee: This is education, idiot! Die! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Violent bitch! Nagino: If you put it that way, everybody is... -STAGE 2- Mihee: ...When this is over, I want you to go straight home. Don't ever think of doing something like this again. Nagino: ...Why? Mihee: Don't be like me. This lifestyle doesn't bring happiness, and it doesn't have any meaning. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: Sisters? Or mother and daughter? Either way, bringing a little girl like that here is... Mihee: I'm not proud of it either. Nagino: Stardate 20120608. I feel like a princess. The knight being a female knight seems a bit awkward, but it doesn't feel so bad. MAKI, take a synopsis snapshot. Mihee: That's why I'm going to defeat you! This is a do-over for me! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: Do you expect salvation from this...? Mihee: Salvation isn't for me. It's for her future. -STAGE 3- Nagino: That castle is bigger than it looks. I'm surprised. ...? Mihee: ...What are you so cautious about? Who do you think I am? I don't pinch you all the time. You'll only get pinched when you do something bad. Don't lie and don't make a living killing people. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: An 8th wind ascends to the heavens. I know people like you. The Blue born from black, the blue of blue. As I thought. So that one had offspring, the true king that will lead us. Mihee: Is she talking about you? Nagino: Probably so. ...Aah, ow! Ow! Mihee: ...Is this the mouth talking to me in a conceited tone? Huh? Is it this mouth? Nagino: I wasn't born because I wanted to! Mihee: I know that! Bloodlines, tradition, don't let those things bind you! Don't live life with such things! Freedom: Don't you want salvation as well? Mihee: Shut up! -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Mihee: I won't be saved by a kid like this! Like hell I would! Freedom: You want that more than anybody. -STAGE 4- Mihee: ... Nagino: ... Mihee: ...I had a friend who had an assassin for a daughter, a weapon to protect the religious order. It was the family business, so she did her duty. And when they praised her for her kills, she was happy. Even when she became useless as a woman, they told her that was fine, and she consoled herself. But, that was all just a sham. Killing is simply killing, no matter how you look at it. ...Don't end up like that. Don't be like that. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You sisters get along well. You'll both have a happy end. You'll always be together inside my stomach. Mihee: That's all wrong! Nothing needs to end yet, and there's no need to go there. We're not even sisters. Nagino: ...Let's at least admit to him that we get along well. Mihee: If that's what you want, then so be it... I always thought that I was hated... Nagino: Maybe you never really tried to find out? -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: What refreshing eyes. You were stronger. I lost because I misread you... Nagino: ...I'm not strong. I just understand myself and my fate. -STAGE 5- Mihee: What were you talking about earlier? Nagino: Nothing? ...Aah, ow! Ow! Mihee: Is this the mouth that's lying to me!? Huh? Is this the mouth again!? Huh? Nagino: He was having regrets so I was just trying to cheer him up ! Mihee: You should have just said so in the first place. And stop moving up front. You're weak, so stay back. Nagino: Ookay. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I'm your greatest nightmare. Mihee: I guess all I have to do is kill you. Nagino, stand back. Tsukiko: Ahahaha, what a foolish thing to say. You're an idiot! The Queen of Flames is far stronger than you. A cursed child born to a demon lord and a shrine maiden of electronics. An arrow fated to incinerate all. Forget about me. There's no way someone like you can go on living and not get killed. Nagino: ...Mihee Kim. I was just thinking. Mihee: ...Wha? Nagino: If your friend's daughter is alive, regrets what she had done, and tries to prevent it from happening again... I think that has meaning. The person your acquaintance is trying to save would be glad with a bitter smile. So don't be hopeless. What is your goal by acting like you're not the unlucky one and igoring yourself? You were the one that said lying was wrong. Face the truth. I'll be grateful, big sister. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: Let reality... crush you... Nagino: That's impossible. I may be able to conquer reality, but the reverse could never happen. -ENDING- Mihee: ...You're... Nagino: I'm just a normal person born to two normal people. To me, you're just as normal. I'll only say this once: ...West of here, in a place called Apfelland, is a woman named Kuga. Tell her Mirai sends her regards. She'll take you to someone that can remove the poison from your body. ...I was happy, big sis. MAKI. Beam me up. Nagino Ise disappeard. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --G2. Mihee + Reika---------------------------------------------------(mi+re)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Mihee: Today, I met a stupid girl. She had green hair that rubbed me the wrong way. Ahh, this is no good. ...A diary is embarrassing when you read it later. How can I record the events of that day? -STAGE 1- Mihee: ...Hmhm. Reika: Hm? Mihee: Hahahahaha! What a crazy thing to say, stupid! You say that you're from the future? Reika: Grrr. A person that calls someone stupid is the stupid one. Mihee: Alright, alright, stupid girl. Then let'stake that castle. Let's go! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Congratulations on your marriage, Harry Chang of High Score! Yukari, version two! I always get the hex I'm aiming for. Sorry, but this is as far as you go. Ohohohoho. Mihee: Another stupid girl. Reika: Hey! I told you I'm not stupid. Yukari: You're right! How did you know that I was stupid crazy about games!? Reika: See, the real thing says stuff like that. Mihee: It doesn't matter. I hate stupid girls the most, after ugly men. I'm going to kill her...! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Aahh, I lost! Mihee: There aren't any men to flatter here...! -STAGE 2- Mihee: So, if you're from the future, then you should know my future, right? Tell me what it is. Reika: It's an occupational secret. Mihee: Hahahahaha. I thought as much. That's about all you can say. Reika: Grrr! Reika really does know your future! Mihee: Sure, sure. Just in your own world. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: Two women. Should I say it's a beautiful sight? Reika: He said I'm beautiful! Aha. Mihee: I want to kill you before I kill the enemy. Reika: Why? Mihee: Unfortunately, I'm not that thorough of a woman to flatter the enemy. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: ...You're good... Reika: Aha, you're naughty. Ahaha. Mihee: ...She's more detestable than the enemy. -STAGE 3- Reika: If you really want to know then I'll tell you. Let's look at this pink police notepad... Mihee: What's going through your mind right now? Reika: ...Mihee Kim. You are executed as a first degree murderer. Mihee: ...What do you know about me anyway!? -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: ...A sad wind is blwing. Mihee: Such a beautiful and insolent woman. I hate women like you. Reika: ...You're hurting yourself whenever you say that. Mihee: ...How would you know? Reika: I know since I'm from the future. Even about things like that. Freedom: Don't fight you two. Mihee: ...Both of you, shut up! -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Mihee: Why don't you kill me, stupid girl? Reika: No one deserves to die. Not a single person. -STAGE 4- Mihee: Why do you know about my poisonous hand? Reika: I keep telling you, Reika's from the future. Mihee: Who's going to believe something like that!? Reika: I showed you proof, and this is what I get. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: Your face is distorted even before the battle. Mihee: Why is everyone talking about the face, the face, the face!? Reika: It might be her personality that's distorted. Mihee: Damn you! Reika: Analysis complete. You're not afraid anymore, Mihee. Reika's analysis skills were #1 at the academy. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Mihee: I'm not afraid anymore, stupid girl? Reika: You're just afraid of men. Kagachi: Guooh... ...Huh, I'm being ignored. -STAGE 5- Mihee: ...I'll kill you. Reika: Aren't you taking revenge on the wrong person? It's also strange to be afraid of men. Mihee: I'll kill you! Reika: I keep telling you Reika is on your side. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare. Mihee: Nightmare? My gretest nightmare is this woman here! Reika: Why is she pointing a finger at Reika? Mihee: If you're not a nightmare, then what is!? Reika: How about a math test chasing after you or eating a stirfry with only bell peppers in it? Tsukiko: Those would indeed be nightmares too. Mihee: Shut up. Talking to you makes everyone go stupid! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...It's not over yet. Mihee: It's a monster. Reika: Reika isn't afraid of things like this. Mihee: Math tests are scarier? Reika: If you get a bad grade, you have to retake the test, and if you do bad again, you have to take it again. -ENDING- As she watched the castle disappear, Mihee Kim nodded as if she made some sort of resolution. Mihee: Fine. I'll make you my wife. You should be happy. Reika: Hmm, where'd that come from? Mihee: The best thing to do about fear is to eat it, take it all in. Quit complaining. Let's go for a drink. Reika: I'm not supposed to drink yet. Mihee: It's okay. I make the rules. ...Well, let's get something to eat. Reika: I can go along with that. Hmm... How did it turn out like this? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --G3. Mihee + Munchausen----------------------------------------------(mi+mu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Mihee: This tea is delicious. Munchausen: Yes, indeed it is. Mihee: How about being my butler? Quit your job with that bitch. Munchausen: You sound serious. Were today's battles not to your liking? Mihee: Yeah, they were the worst battles I've ever been through. (And now to the main story!) -STAGE 1- Munchausen: We are almost at the castle. Mihee: ...Why me...? No, never mind. Once I get involved, I'll go the distance. Let's do this. You don't have to fight, so come with me. Munchausen: Understood. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Yeah, so Gaiden's sales were pretty bad. Even the title was called Niigi Gaiden... It's so awful... Waaaaahh. Mihee: What's with her? Munchausen: She seems very sulky. Yukari: Huh!? Where'd you come from!? I need time to prepare, you know, so if you're gonna come, lemme know first! Mihee: I don't think there's any reason to sulk after coming all this way to the castle. Munchausen: Yes, indeed. Ay any rate, there's a certain air about it when one sulks while nibbling on a rice cracker. Yukari: You there, shut up! Let's hurry up and fight! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: I'm speeding down the road of consecutive losses. Munchausen: I feel like I peeped at an entertainer in her dressing room. Mihee: I feel sorry for her. Should I make her my wife? -STAGE 2- Mihee: At any rate, what's with this castle and the sad girl just now? Munchausen: I think she's working part-time at the castle. Mihee: So, the building is exquisite, but they keep the labor costs low. Munchausen: It's a castle like a modern day microcosm. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: I was a public servant for 33 years. I did my best, but did that country really get any better? Mihee: I'm starting to feel sad. Munchausen: I feel like I peeped at an entertainer in her dressing room. Mihee: Didn't you say that earlier? Munchausen: Did I? Shikou: When did you two...!? Ah! Welcome, foreigners. ...Uhh, let's do battle. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: My social security! Munchausen: What a harsh world. Mihee: ...Yeah. -STAGE 3- Mihee: ...I'm feeling a tiredness from something unrelated to these battles. Munchausen: I'll prepare some tea when this is all over. Mihee: Will there be any biscuits? Munchausen: Whatever you like. Mihee: Alright, I'll do my best. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: I have no choice but to immerse myself in my hobby. There's nothing else to do. I can't snack because I worry about my weight, so I do embroidery, knit or paint at the cultural center. Mihee: ... Munchausen: Do you have anything to say? Mihee: ...Life seems tough. Freedom: ...Huh!? Welcome, warriors. You're midway through, so you can't get through so easily. I do battle exercises as a hobby. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: You're going to end up just like this too. Mihee: Wow, what awful last words! Munchausen: She was so convincing. -STAGE 4- Mihee: This castle is indeed a terrible place. Munchausen: The beauty of this castle is starting to look feigned. Mihee: ...But, I'm glad I don't get fat even when I eat. Munchausen: Our conversations are starting to sound more and more idiotic. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: What else can I do if I quit this job? It's pitiful to grow old when my only good trait is my strength. Do I have to go back to school again? Mihee: I feel so bad for him that I've lost my will to fight. Munchausen: Yes, but it's also our job to dodge the bullets. Kagachi: Huh!? ...Were you listening in on the poem in my heart? Mihee: ...No, don't worry. I didn't hear anything. Kagachi: Oh good. Then let's fight. I'm strong, you know. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: I guess I have no choice but to take up farming in the countryside. Mihee: At least you have a place to go home to. Kagachi: I wouldn't have hesitated if I hadn't bought a house in Utah. Munchausen: Oh, that is harsh. -STAGE 5- Mihee: ...I've never had such difficult battles. Munchausen: I can see what you mean. Mihee: What if the last enemy is even more miserable than the others? Munchausen: I don't think the enemy of the enemy needs to be concerned about that. Mihee: What are you saying? If I have to fight, I at least want to fight in a good mood. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare. Mihee: Huh!? Is that a nightmare? Munchausen: I imagine, in a way, it is. Mihee: Yeah. Wait, what? If that were true, that means we have to listen to an even sadder story than before! Tsukiko: Hmm, it seems you don't understand what I mean when I say the greatest nightmare. I am the strongest. I'm young, beautiful, and have a bright future. No problems here. Aahahaha. Mihee/Munchausen: Oh? Tsukiko: Wh-what kind of reaction is that? Munchausen: Good for you. Mihee: Yeah, I'm going to be able to go all-out. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: ...Let reality crush you... Mihee: What awful words. Munchausen: Indeed. *crumble* Mihee: After this is over... No, let's just fight for now. -ENDING- Mihee: It's over... Munchausen: Indeed. Mihee: ...Did you say you'd prepare some tea? Munchausen: Yes. I've prepared some with honey to take care of your fatigue. Mihee: I'll eat the biscuits and start fresh tomrrow. Munchausen: What a cozy way to end. Mihee: Then I'll also buy a Prada bag. I saw a department store sale on the way over here. Munchausen: ...I see. Mihee: And then I'll... +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --H1. Nagino + Reika--------------------------------------------------(na+re)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Nagino: Stardate 20120607. I'm a traveling sandwich chef brought to this country by a meddlesome adult. The person I am with it most likely the time traveler Reika. She thinks she's keeping that fact a secret. Reika: What are you mumbling about!? Let's get going. Nagino: Ookay. -STAGE 1- Nagino: It's a big castle. Reika: I wonder if there's such a thing as a small castle. Nagino: Oh, I see. Then maybe a big castle is just rhetorical. Reika: Nagi sure knows a very hard wrod. Well, let's go take a look around. Nagino: Yay! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: I used to always wonder, why do the people I like always end up hating me? Even Kaiho and Takano. They all leave me; they all do. ...Talking bout AZANT. Is that so important? Is that reason enough to fight? Reika: ... Nagino: Don't worry about it. That's a basic psychological state of someone who's been dumped. It won't affect battle. Reika: Did your personalty suddenly change? Nagino: ...No. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Why!? Nagino: Because you're a fool. -STAGE 2- Reika: It's kind of a sad castle. Nagino: A building's a building, big sis. There might be sad houses, but there aren't any sad castles. Reika: Hmm, now that you mention it, I guess so. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: ...I've trained many girls to fight gods until now, but I only sent them to their deaths. It must be the way of this country: To suck the blood of young girls and go on living. Nagino: So what do you think, big sis? Do you hink this is sad? Reika: ...No. I think it's pitiful, but it seems like something could have been done... Nagino: I think so too. Shikou: ...How would you know how I feel? Nagino: You were talking because you wanted someone to understand you, right? ...You selfish person. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: ... Reika: ...If you have regrets, then you should have done something about it. -STAGE 3- Reika: You know, you're kind of strange, Nagi. You say such difficult things. In that case... Background check time! Let's see, according to my police notes, Nagino Ise died last year... Huh? Nagino: Never mind that. Let's get going. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: I was afraid of that girl. It seemed like she would take him away from me. That's why I was nice to her. That was my greatest sin. Reika: When does being nice become a sin? Nagino: It depends on the person. Freedom: So you've come to cast judgement on me. Nagino: I don't cast judgement on anybody. If you want judgement, then just ask yourself. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: ...I will probably be judged for eternity. Nagino: Do it until you're tired of it. -STAGE 4- Reika: ...So, what's your real name? Nagino: There are some things in life you'd be better off not worrying about. Reika: Are you threatening me? Nagino: I never threaten anyone. I'd kill before I'd threaten, I don't like holding back. It's so lukewarm. You don't have to worry. Reika: Oh, okay. Then I won't. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: I've been waiting for you... Reika: Are you one of Reika's fans? Kagachi: You two are both stronger then me. But I will protect Tsukiko from you. Nagino: How incoherent. Fighting when you can't win. The best way to protect her is to hide. Kagachi: You wouldn't understand. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: Now, I'll be together with her even in hell. Reika: Why is that the only solution you can come up with? You could have talked to me about it! -STAGE 5- Reika: ...Why are you here, Nagi? And why is everyone else here? Nagino: When I'm here, it means that there is something here that shouldn't belong. Just like you, big sis. Reika: This castle itself is a time crime? Nagino: If you're a cop, it's probably better for you to investigate yourself, big sis. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: ...I hope Koh gets here soon. I'm getitng tired of waiting as well as fighting. Reika: ...Is this Tsukiko, the person that guy was talking about? Tsukiko: Kagachi must have lost if you're here. Fine. I'll fight. Then I'll use your blood to resurrect Kagachi. Reika: How occult. Nagino: ...I see. So this is the game. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Reika: Phew, now it's finally over. Nagino: ...Wait! Nagino: ! Reika: Two Nagis? Nagino: There's still another one of me. Nagino: I know. The other me. *crumble* -ENDING- Reika: ...Two Nagis...? Nagino: Is this genetics? My father also had these powers. Nagino: ...That's right. Big sis, you aren't the first to time travel, and you won't be the last. Reika: ...Eh? Buh? Nagi... Naaaagiiii... Where are you? Nagino: Don't turn around. You'll find the Dream Park System ahead. Destroy it, and everything will be resolved. When Reika turned around, there was no longer anybody there. Only a gust of wind was blowing. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --H2. Nagino + Munchausen---------------------------------------------(na+mu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Nagino: Stardate 20120603. I'm a traveling sandwich chef brought to this country by a meddlesome adult. Since I have some free time today, I borrowed the butler to solve the incident. Munchausen: Now milady, let us be off. Nagino: Ookay. -STAGE 1- Nagino: There's the castle. It looks like a castle from a fantasy. Munchausen: It does indeed, milady. Nagino: I'm sorry to take you away from big sister Fumiko. Munchausen: Not at all. Lady Fumiko has also sworn her allegiance to you. Please do not be concerned. Nagino: Really Then, let's conquer and move forward. Let's take down the castle with a frontal attack. Munchausen: As you wish. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: Welcome, newbie. I've been super- popular since the last title and in...Huh? Hey... Munchausen: There once was a woman in a dusty little town. There's no use in crying all day. That's why I took the hand of a demon and decided to save the world. I'll take on all the gods and fight for the beautiful world I desire. Nagino: A thrilling red car. Just staring at this filthy town as the sun rises has come to an end. Stop watching, Player. Another step could lead to darkness. Tomorrow might be good though. Yukari: You're mixing it with humming... I'm pissed off! I'll make you cry uncle! -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Awwwww! I'm against 2P Mode! Nagino: I think it's better than three against one. Munchausen: Indeed, it is. -STAGE 2- Nagino: That was a good warm-up. Munchausen: Let's not get too conceited. Anyone can look down on anyone. Nagino: Mkay. Munchausen: Then let's get to the second one. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: Welcome. You appear to be royalty of some sort...Huh? Hey? Nagino: There once was a woman who lived in the mountains that tasted like tears. There's no use in crying all day. That's why I took the hand of a demon and decided to enchant men. I'll take on all justice to enchant the men I consider beautiful. Pure love is about theft and robbery. Whoever it may be, things naturally end up that way. Munchausen: The blood boils. Just staring at this filthy town as the sun rises has come to an end. Stop looking and drop down to hell. Another step could lead to darkness. It could become a habit. -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: I can't believe I was made such a fool of, and it ends this way. Nagino: There was once a time when singing was the same as fighting. Munchausen: This young lady here is the last of that kind. -STAGE 3- Munchausen: It looks like we're on a roll. Well then, let's move on more quickly. Nagino: Ookay. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Munchausen: Looking for a nice thrill, I dance the night in the trill. Singing at night, dreaming of the morning. I will embrace your dream and contest the world. Nagino: Looking for a nice thrill. I sleep through the night with the trill. I take the last gamble, embracing your dream. If I die before I wake, I will wait for you in hell. Munchausen: Instead of crying all day, I'm going to fight as a rebel. Nagino: Lalalala lalalala lalala lalalala. I'm so happy. Look, the dawn is so beautiful. As if to praise me. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: I wanted to at least get a word in also... Munchausen: Pardon us. -STAGE 4- Nagino: Hey, did your face change just now? Munchausen: It's just your imagination, milady. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: There you are, singing enemy. Nagino: He called us the singing enemy. Munchausen: Well then, here goes as requested. Nagino: Watch the wind blow and memories return. The beating drum of yore. The sound of grass. The whinny of the war horse. The brilliance of the spear. Munchausen: Long ago, there was an army that gathered to take back the light. People remember the brightness and sing a song. Nagino: That was the subtle memory of days long gone. And since then, when people think of the future. People remember the brightness and sing a song. Munchausen: Behold wind. After a long time, it is complete once again. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: You're strong... Nagino: Thanks. -STAGE 5- Munchausen: Well then, let's get to the last Noh song. Nagino: A single strand of light that shined out of despair. A small fortress that defied the darkness. The humans succeeded this light. The weakest species, the species of light. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: The air has changed... So you were preparing your magic as you were going through the castle. Munchausen: A singer has a singer's way of doing battle. Nagino: A single strand of light that shined out of despair. A small fortress that defied the darkness. The humans succeeded this light. The weakest species, the species of light. Munchausen: A woman gave birth to a child. That child gave birth, and that child gave birth. And 10,000 years went by. Nagino: A single woman descendant gathered the light on earth and used it for her magic. A magic called hope. It comes again. How dusky. -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Tsukiko: Don't think you've won just because of this. Munchausen: Don't think you're forgiven already. -ENDING- The castle disappeared into an illusion. Nagino: *yawn* It's morning... I'm sleepy. Munchausen: It's not good to stay up all night, milady. I'll carry you on my back. Nagino: No thanks. I'm not a child, so I'll walk back home. Munchausen: Hmm, I am impressed by your will. It is a good thing you don't use your magic for your own sake. I've actually been slightly moved. I wish there was some way I could show my praise for you. Nagino: Then let's have French toast for breakfast. Munchausen: As you wish, milady. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ --I1. Reika + Munchausen----------------------------------------------(re+mu)-- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ -PROLOGUE- Reika: Umm... Munchausen: What is it, milady? Reika: Have we met in the future? About 500 years from now. Munchausen: Even if I did live 500 years and returned to the past to answer that. I don't think I would know. Reika: Ah, I see. You're smart, Munkie. Munchausen: Munkie has a fresh ring to it. Reika: By the way, what am I doing here anyway? Munchausen: I don't have an answer to that, milady. The two nod their head sideways. Can the game start like this...? -STAGE 1- Reika: Ah, that castle is beautiful. Munchausen: Indeed, it is. Reika: ...Hmm, I've forgotten something after all. I wonder what Reika forgot? Munchausen: Well, there still is the matter of finding the missing people, so I imagine you can try to remember gradually. Reika: Yeah, you're right. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI APPEARS- Yukari: You really kept me waiting. What took you so long? Reika: Buh, who is she? Munchausen: I don't know either. Reika: Well, then that's that. Yukari: Hey!? Wait! Hold on! I'm the stage boss! The enemy! Did you forget already? Reika: ...Huh. Yukari: What do you mean "huh"? Munchausen: She looks like she's about to cry, so I think it's best if we gave her a bit more attention. Reika: It's kind of a pain. -YUKARI HORIGUCHI DEFEATED- Yukari: Everyone's been telling me recently that my presence is weak! Munchausen: It's a young person's assertion. Yukari: That's girl, mister! 17 is still a girl! -STAGE 2- Reika: Hmmm, there's something weird about that castle. Munchausen: ...What is strange about it? Reika: The wind. The wind from the castle doesn't feel this good. Munchausen: Hmm, you're quite the sage, milady. Even I must really concentrate to understand what the wind is saying. Humans have relied too much on their sight that they have lost their ability to feel the wind. Reika: Reika hasn't even been robotically or genetically altered. I don't even have a Methuselah program. Heheh, that's why I'm a dropout. I don't even have an IQ of 200, and I always catch a cold. Munchausen: I'm not sure what Methuselah is, but in the days when people used magic, everyone was like that. The wind loved the people back then. After all these years, one who can hear the song of the wind is born. -SHIKOU MIBUYA APPEARS- Shikou: ...You're here again? Reika: Munkie, did you come here yesterday? Munchausen: I don't recall doing that. Shikou: I'm talking about that girl. Time Gal Reika. Reika: Hmm? Me? I have no sense of direction, so there's no way I could come here twice. Shikou: ...That's not something to say in such a proud tone. Never mind. I just need to do my job. Here I come! -SHIKOU MIBUYA DEFEATED- Shikou: ...You're weaker than last time... Reika: I told you that wasn't me. Shikou: I still lost though. Reika: Listen to me! -STAGE 3- Reika: The Methuselah program continuously combines a sperm and egg to create humans with specific traits. It takes longer than genetic manipulation, but it isn't as bad as it sounds. Munchausen: So it's like insect poison. No, perhaps it is more like Sir Mibuya's tenchinque, Blue Blood. Reika: Reika doesn't know much about that, but thanks to the Methuselah program, people can live to be 150. Munchausen: I see. And what about you, Lady Reika? Reika: Reika? Iono. I haven't done any of that, so I'll probably only live to be about 80. Reika was born by a mistake. Mama and Papa made me the old-fashioned way, and I was born. -FREEDOM WIND APPEARS- Freedom: A wind from far away is blowing. ...I don't know how, but you have the ability to travel through time. Reika: Uh-huh. Reika's a time traveler... I mean, Time Gal. Freedom: I see. ...Why do you travel through time. Reika: ...There might some place that Reika can call home. Freedom: I hope you find it. Well then, let's do battle. -FREEDOM WIND DEFEATED- Freedom: This girl can hear the song of the wind... I see... -STAGE 4- Reika: What is the song of the wind? Munchausen: ...It is an ancient memory, about how people use magic because they have no fangs, fur or wings. The goddess Argana gave people magic because they were the weakest species that had nothing. Reika: Huh? I know Reika isn't very smart and won't live for very long, but it doesn't mean she has nothing. ...Food tastes good everyday, and... Munchausen: That is magic. Just because you don't have a long lifespan, aren't smart, catch colds easily, or people call you stupid doesn't mean you have to be unhappy. The wonder of unhappiness is not being unhappy. Wonder itself is magic. -KAGACHI APPEARS- Kagachi: You looked as though you had no doubts yesterday. What worries you today? Reika: Hmm. Happiness is so difficult. Kagachi: Yesterday, you came and left a message before you defeated me. Reika: Huh? Me again? If it were me, why don't I just show up as me? It's not a time paradox like the old days. Kagachi: Ask yourself. Here's the message: "Learn the song of the wind." Reika: That sorta sounds like me. Munchausen: Not just slightly. ...Hmm. Kagachi: Let us do battle. -KAGACHI DEFEATED- Kagachi: I... lost again... Reika: The future me is very strong. Munchausen: ... -STAGE 5- Reika: So, the future me wants me to learn the song of the wind. Do you know what she's talking about, Munkie? Munchausen: Of course I do, milady. Reika: What is it? Munchausen: A normal song. An incoherent one at that. Though it may act as a spell to awaken people from nightmares. It is a lullaby and an archaic spell. But I do not understand why such a weak spell is mentioned... -TSUKIKO JOHIMA APPEARS- Tsukiko: Welcome to the castle of nightmares. I am your greatest nightmare... Reika: If we beat her, will it end? Alright, Reika will do her best. Tsukiko: That won't be possible. Reika: Huh? It's not possibl!? Munchausen: I wouldn't take her too seriously. Tsukiko: Fact is still fact. This dream has no ending. Even if you win, the same dream will start all over. Your journey ends here. Munchausen: So that's what the song of the wind is for... Miss Rieka! Use the song I just taught you! The song that ends nightmares! Reika: Uh, uhhh! Um, what kind of song was it again? Tsukiko: Hopeless girl. But... I'm relieved! -TSUKIKO JOHIMA DEFEATED- Munchausen: Now! Reika: Uhh, things that are lost, things that have perished, a far away home, ancient beats, the sound of glass, the light of the stove, the wind on a hill... Munchausen: *sigh* ...You have it all wrong. Wait... This magic... Reika: It is the subtle memories of a time long ago. When thinking of the future, people will remember the brightness and sing a song. Song of the wind, shine a light on the darkness of my heart. Listen wind, to the moment when woman and wind come together again after the ages. A single strand of light that shined out of despair. A small fortress that defied the darkness. The humans succeeded this light. The weakest species, the species of light. A woman gave birth to a child. That child gave birth, and that child gave birth and waited for ages. A single woman descendant gathered the light on earth and used it for her magic. A magic called hope. It comes again. How dusky. *crumble* -ENDING- Reika: We win! Reika's a genius! Woohoo! Munchausen: The spell became complete because she besmirched the song...? Unbelievable. She truly is a... Reika: Hm? What? You know, I'm still forgetting something. Ah, I remember! I have to get in Koh's way! Whoa! I'm 18 hours late! Aaaaahh! Munchausen: She went off running... Ah, I understand everything now. The Dream Park was tampered with... ...I see. If the blame were put on Miss Reika, then one can elude those who keep complete track of time... Munchausen took off his glasses and watched Reika as she disappeared into the distance. *=============================================================================* 5. Credits, Thanks, Legal Info (cs305) *=============================================================================* Special thanks to the following: -Aksys for porting Castle of Shikigami III and not butchering it like XS did to the first two. -http://www.network-science.de/ascii/ for helping with the ASCII logo. -GameFAQs for hosting this guide and being a valuable resource for all gamers. This guide is free for personal use and reproduction so long as the guide is not modified in any way or used for any profit. Please do not host this guide without permission. All right reserved. 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