It's what I'm made of. But it is hard to say for some people.Nod!
…Of course I'm always green! Gems don't just change color!
…Except Alexi but that's different.
>>421415The jokes on YOU, nerd. I'm ALWAYS doing something dumb!>>421417
Well, I'm always green because I'm not made of squishy meat parts like humans.
…I'm pretty sure humans aren't supposed to turn green. That means you're sick or something.Phos shrugs!
I stay with Antarc 'cause it's cheap…but I don't work here.
Yes.She faces Kirara quite squarely.
I absolutely do.
…I definitely remember humans turn green when they're sick.Phos shrugs!
I guess 'cause Antarc's here?
I wouldn't let it come to that.
Can't lose a second partner>>421368Intoxicants were very much contraband relics back where 2B was from, so scraps of old human media are the most she's personally seen of it. She scratches her head a bit before answering.
It's like, your mind is weight down by a cloud of good feelings, and it feels like it's a second or two behind what your body does.
Well, glad you liked it, at least.Smiles at FRAUD Angel>>421432
Well…I'll take your word for that, then. Do keep an eye on the dear angel, now.
That sounds confusing…
But I like the sound of a cloud of good feelings.>>421433
Can I have another one ?She smiles BACK
…But you put things in your face and chew on them. That's really weird.
confusing. They can feel good, but your grip on your body and your inhibitions can be weakened. That's why it's important to limit yourself.It feels ironic to be the one explaining this. Still, it's important.
Still. Nothing wrong with enjoying a bit of good while it's there.None too subtly at all, her arm ropes around V/V's side.>>421433
Wouldn't dream of doing otherwise.She sounds resolute in saying that. Then, after a bit of fidgeting, she mumbles something to him.
…another one of those drinks for me too, please.The warm, crackly feeling in her chest is starting to feel nice, she must begrudgingly admit.
Now, while the nuts may be free, the drinks are not.>>421438
Fortunately, your benefactor seems willing.>>421438
Same as before, I take it?Starts mixing things up
Even if we did have taste it'd be gross.FROWN
…I'm pretty sure.
Humans can't really…learn
to evolve. It just kinda happens. Over thousands of years…
Joke's on them, I don't have any inhibitions to weaken.While she may not understand what that word means, she's not wrong either.
And they might be confusing, but -She has no objections to the arm around her side. Rather, she places her hand on 2B's and weaves her fingers in between the android's. She then wraps her wing around 2B before giving her another smooch on her lips !
I don't think it works on me, though.
Same stuff, yeah.>>421451
You're more right about than you know.They really need to get V/V a dictionary soon
Neither are you. You're very straightforward, in your own way.The contact makes her instinctually stiffen a bit, but she relaxes a lot more quickly tonight, for one reason or another. The handhold and the kissu are happily accepted, and she makes herself comfortable under the fluffy wing behind her.
Ah, good evening miss!This individual is highly solicitous!
You look like the adventuring type! I bet you've come across lots of situations where you could have used a little boost, right? Well, I've got just the solution for you!
Yagokoro Pharmaceutical's patented hero-enhancing formulas! We've got strength boosters, dexterity enhancers, speed-uppers and even a pill that slows your relative perception of time!
All at reasonable prices for the discerning adventurer!The smile is slightly manic at this point. Reisen hasn't made any sales tonight and is a bit desperate. The princess wants a PS5 and the 'they're out of stock' excuse only works for so long.
Really? I find that hard to believe…At least, it's not what I thought it was…
How much are they?
The prices range from $25 to $250, with discounts for purchasing more than 10 doses at once!
If you'd like, I have a grab bag that includes all the ones I mentioned and
a free healing potion for just $80!
Hmm…that offer is highly tempting.She'll look at her wallet.I do have enough…
You know what? Give me that grab bag.She'll take out 80$
>>421451NO PDA IN MY BAR
…What doesn't work on you, exactly? Paying for drinks? Because let me assure you, it does.>>421454AND she's got another one in front of her. As does this STOOPID angel
As you wish.
>>421454Behind her, around her, in front of her, V/V's wing seems like a big feathery comfy blanket.
Straightforward, huh ?V/V giggles and smiles !
I'm always right when I'm not wrong.>>421465
That too, 2B's got all the money.
But I meant the dizzying thing.She's gonna have a SIPP
You're Ozma.Nod! Felli is, as usual, quite deadpan. But she's making an effort to be polite and seem friendly.
I'm glad you could make it.
Yep! And that makes you Felli then.She nods
Well I'm pretty excited, it'll be nice to put my crafting skills to more use.
We have a basement full of useless junk that I'm sure you will find very exciting.Felli puts her papers aside and stands!
This way.She's going to head downstairs.
The door on the right is Jon's room. If you need something heavy moved please feel free to knock. Do not trust him with anything related to chemicals or alchemy.
Mm. We can arrange for regular help if you need it as well. Plus equipment that falls within the guilds budget.Another door! This one's a bit heavier and has some fancy locks on it.
This is the equipment storeroom. Felli opens the door and, with a bit of effort, pushes it open! The room beyond is FILLED with racks of various weapons and armor, ranging from regular swords to guns that appear to be made of insect chitin to yet more exotic items!
…Your job would technically be to act as a sort of 'quartermaster,' so if somebody requests a particular item, you can loan or sell it to them. We don't get a lot of requests for specific things though, so just keep a decent inventory of a few items. Often new members will want something cheap and simple to take on a trial adventure.
Of course, the rest you can do with as you like. Although preferably what you do with it will make us money.
Well generally I make my own tools, so as long as I have access to quality resources the guild shouldn't need to pay a premium for equipment again.She enters the room, examining the items
Ah Yeah. My plan was to have a large variety of basic 'human' sized weapons for new members and people who wanna try out something new. Most people in this world seem to be roughly the same race, so I'll have to make any smaller or larger weapons more to order.
Armor's trickier to trial but I can make some 'standard' ones and then if someone wants a more comfortable fit I'll craft them one to order.She shakes her head
Ah, sorry, I got caught up. Don't worry about that, I wouldn't be a very good merchant if I wasn't trying to turn profits. I'm sure we can find great uses for all this stuff.
>>421476Each item has a little card attached to it, giving it a broad category, important details (like caliber,) and saying what, if any, magical properties it has. Some of them do pretty strange things.
A reasonable assumption. Most of the items that come out of dungeons are designed for standard humans.Further nodding!
There's a catalog of items at the front desk as well. I'll hand that over to you. If anything especially interesting shows up, please send it to Satsuki first. She likes to look them over before deciding what to do with them.
>>421477Ozma riffles around, reading the tags
Ah great, an existing catalog will save me lots of time. Nod!
I'll make sure anything of interest makes its way to her desk asap.
I've noticed other traders who work with the guild like that nice Vera selling medicine. What's our arrangement with them? Do we supply them?
The guild purchases items from adventurers at a somewhat reduced rate…generally if they simply want to get their money quickly or have something nobody else wants. Currently we either stockpile the items, sell them on, or scrap them for people who want the component parts.
The next room down contains raw material and the more useless sort of weapons and armor…paper knives and helmets made of feathers. That sort of thing. We get a lot of things made of candy and chocolate from the Happy Pony Field that we sell on as well…apparently once you melt it down it's all quite edible.
That's more or less how it worked back home too. Lots of loot no one wanted that I can turn into something more useful.Ozma's eyes will light up a bit at the mention of the raw materials room!
Ooh, I wonder what kind of stuff I can make out of what's in there!
Oh I've had some of that candy before. It's not bad.
You'll have full access to that as well. Some businesses in town come to us for raw material besides the candy…you'll be dealing with them as well, but I don't think you'll have to worry about running out of anything basic.
Satsuki may want to come up with some kind of bidding system to avoid unfair competition though, as the guild would be using the materials as well now.Shrug!
We can probably set up a workspace for you in the raw material storage room…it's fairly large.
That sounds like a good idea. I sure don't want to drive anyone out of competition, I'll try to keep things fair and not over use anything.She nods
Ooh, that'd be nice. My room in Zana's apartment is getting a bit cramped between the black smithing station, the loom, the jeweler station, my alchemy table and the carpentry area.
If I was your size I probably wouldn't have any room to sleep.One of the benefits of being small is that she can use tiny equipment!
Zana…the woman with the scales?Felli appears briefly troubled at how to respond to the joke! She'll settle for a nod.
…I understand. Oof
We can help you move your equipment down here, although I'm not sure if sleeping there is a good idea…perhaps there's another room we can put your quarters in.
Yep! She's from my world and I've been staying with her in exchange for making her some nice stuff. She's a really good mage, but don't ever ask her to cook anything.She waves off the idea
Moving my stuff in would be useful, but I don't need sleeping quarters, I still plan to live with Zana. Maybe getting all my work stuff out of my bedroom will help me sleep better.
I recall her application. Cooking wasn't mentioned.
Having more room would probably be nice, as I understand things.Felli withdraws another key from her pocket!
This is for the raw material storage. I can show you that, then the upper floor.After a short walk, Ozma is in the other storage room! This one's quite large, probably the whole length of the building! There're bins full of knives made of leather, gun-shaped rocks and so on, as well as more useful materials…like a freezer with the label 'dragon spleens' on it.A staircase is visible at the end of the room along with a service elevator.
The sub-basement isn't quite full yet, but we are aware that this is not really an ideal storage solution. I've been meaning to ask Satsuki for a proper cold room to store the…organic components in.
With very good reason.More following, Ozma is now a small child at a candy store, checking pit all the neat stuff!
Organic stuff is tricky, but the whole… Existence of freezers really helps. Well I'll be careful with the organic stuff, but a cold room sounds like a good idea.
The inventory for this stuff isn't as well kept as for the equipment, but there is one at the desk.Nod nod
Any other questions?
>>Magic forest party
As the party approaches the forest, they enter what seems, at least from the edge of the road, to be a fairly normal wood. There's trees, moss, squirrels, all the usual suspects. Probably the only 'odd' thing is that the forest is sandwiched between the giant sunflower field, the pony apple orchard, and the weird crystallized area.
However, soon after the group enters the character of the forest seems to shift. The view of the outside world quickly vanishes. City noise is muffled, then cut off. A sensation of 'being watched' overtakes the group, although even the psychic part of the party won't be able to pinpoint where it's coming from.
There's also a certain prevalence of mushrooms, even in this part of the forest. These don't appear to be directly threatening, but most of them definitely have potent magical properties, and the wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes is interesting.
NOW DO A PERCEPTION ROLL NERDS
Alright. I'll get you the paperwork to finish the application, then.
If you want food, both the catfe on the street and the rooftop yakitori place are very good. The cats will deliver as well.
Well, they are cats.
The portions are enormous, so be prepared. You could probably eat for a week off of one order.
Apparently that is against cat law. Or something.
I usually split an order and still have a lot left over.
I've never heard a Miqo'te mention that before…She shrugs
Oh well, I'm alright with leftovers. I'm sure Zana will need something to refuel herself anyway.
These are Felyne.
They're quite happy to do takeout.
>>421489The perception has been rolledThe suddenness of their surroundings changing makes Sabrina worry a bit, but their destination seems calm enough. Mushrooms aren't scary, though she does cautiously try to take a closer look at one of them. The lingering feeling of being watched at a distance does unnerve her a bit, but it's not enough to break her cool.>>420568
|Rolled 1d20: 13|
Well, it looks like you were right about the mushrooms, if this is anything to go by.Sabrina taps her chin.>>420567
I expected that much. We're prepared to finish the job, if need be.Doesn't mean she likes it though.
These are, I suspect, a bit different. They're…more cat like.Felli's gonna head back upstairs!
I'll see about arranging a desk for you in the main hall as well. It's a bit more suited to business than the storage rooms.
Yeah, that sounds good. I can use to display some of my wears and maybe a catalogue.
|Rolled 1d20: 2|
…I see…It is…brave of you to take on something so distasteful.>>421489ROLLAN
I wonder…Perhaps the reason this forest is enchanted is because of the surrounding environs.>>421498
I've been needing to take part in a few invasions by now. With men and creatures that do not surrender…It is an unpleasant reality of this world…I'm sorry.
>>421489Viola goes to investigate some of these mushrooms, poking them a bit
|Rolled 1d20: 16|
Oh my these mushrooms are so pretty… I wonder if I could use some in flower arrangements in the future.Erika seems fairly calm and and happy, but she is actually paying very close attention to the surrounding forest>>421498Erika nods
These ones don't seem too dangerous, but they are giving off an… otherworldy feeling. >>421501
Part of being a gym leader is keeping our people safe. Just because it will be harder to do so in this world doesn't mean we'll abandon our duties.
If I wasn't prepared to take the risk, I wouldn't have become a leader for my city. I'll be fine, worry not.A sudden psychic force reaches out to grab at the big cat-thing, pulling him back from the tripwire he very nearly sets off.
Careful, now.She only sounds a little smug>>421505
A trap, though…that's not good.And neither does the mushroom thing speeding off into the forest. Alakazam tries his best to conjure a barrier to trap it in, but his reaction time is just a second too slow.
That's a shame.Ka'zam…>>421502
The otherworldly feeling of 'being alive', apparently. And it might be running off to signal something else, now.
Should we give chase, or continue on the path?
Nor would I expect you to.>>421505Blinks in surprise at this sudden ROCKET 'SHROOM WHAT THE FUCK
…Well…it does say that the forest is enchanted, after all. Are you alright, Viola?>>421506YANK'D rather suddenly. Looks incredulously at Sabrina before investigating his path
Ah…I see…That's…embarrassing. Thank you.
>>421505Viola is shiny now :o. She will attempt to sleep spore this mushroom but it's probably too fast for her. ROLLING ANYWAY.
|Rolled 1d20: 20|
Not what I was expecting. But I think it would be best if we stayed on the path and kept an eye out for more traps. I'd rather not get lost in the woods chasing a mushroom.>>421507Viola is all >:| at the Mushrooms direction, but she'll nod at the cat
>>421465This one is emptied just a bit faster than the last, and the warmth it puts in the pit of her circuits is nicer than she cares to admit.
Thanks muchly.Some more coins join the bills she passed him earlier.>>421468
Can't argue with airtight logic like that.2B is only slightly grateful that booze doesn't work on V/V. The music faintly playing in the background and the feather cover over her shoulders make the stressed out mombot actually look relaxed, for once in her life.
Ah. Right then. But if you do start feeling dizzy…>>421510
Are you…alright there? You downed that one quite quickly.
>>421509Much more prepared for the sudden appearance this time around, Alakazam's spoons and Sabrina's fingers are up and conjuring energy to slam the beasts with the second she feels their presence approaching. Viola's sleep powder, though, renders that pointless, and the duo hang awkwardly in their battle stances for a second before slumping over.
Hmm. How serendipitous.Zam.>>421508
Well done, little one. And I suppose you're right, Erika. Let's get a move on.>>421507
Remind me to pester you about it later.A wry smile, and then Sabrina takes off down the trail, Alakazam struggling to hurry along at her heels.
I don't think that's going to stop a mu-…>>421509Thump
Well done. Excellent work.>>421512IMAGINE HAVING SO MUCH POWER THAT YOU CAN BULLY MEWTWO AND NOT NEED TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCES
Be careful, we don't know what's ahead!Zips off after her
Hey~, didn't you just say to take it slow ?There's a definitive teasing tone in her voice emphasized further by teasingly pinching at 2B's cheak.>>421511
Then what ?A simple question before she empties her glass !
>>421513>>421512>>421509Hey mushrooms where she's from can be put to sleep if they move. Viola will shake the shine off herself
Vial! :DErika will pat one of Viola's leaves
Well it seems monsters are susceptible to spore based attacks. That's good to know.Erika will follow on behind the psychics, looking around at the nature, with Viola at her side keeping an eye out for anything amiss.
I'm fine, really.>>421514
I told you
to take it slowly.You are one of two individuals that can play with 2B's cheeks and keep your fingers V/V, enjoy that honor
Fine, fine. No more for me.
Then let me know, silly girl.>>421517
Hmhm~. The ol' "do as I say, not as I do," eh?TEASING
>>421513Sabrina is a mighty force to be reckoned with, indeed
We don't know what's back that way, either.>>421515
I'm very grateful status attacks still seem to work here. Hopefully Venemoth will turn up similar results, if I require her aid…>>421516The tree, for what it's worth, makes Sabrina come to a screeching halt, if only because its mundanity springs her into overthinking about it. Surely something this simple can't be a roadblock, can it? Is there something waiting underneath of it? Will it come to life, like the mushroom did-Alakazam very bluntly sends a Psyshock aimed at its trunk, sharing an exasperated look with his trainer.
That could have been a trap, you know.Kuh…
>>421517You bet she's gonna enjoy that honor to its fullest
I'm just kidding, you don't have to stop for my sake.>>421518
Alright, but can I have another one ?She's asking 2B as much as Tyki. The android is paying after all.
|Rolled 1d20: 15|
let's try that again, but this time less stupidly
Hypocrisy is a human characteristic. I am a perfectly attuned and behaviorally aligned machine.Hiccup
Hmm…maybe one more, then.It's gonna be a bit more than one, she's coming to realize, but she pays up for another round for both of them regardless.
You've made me soft. I would have bopped 9S for this.Bittersweet sigh
|Rolled 1d20: 18|
bandits after all.Mewtwo slows to a halt behind Sabrina
Traps are not out of the question, as you may suspect…Mewtwo's gonna look around a bit, just for the sake of seeing if there's anything else lying in wait. Doesn't wanna be caught flatfooted
Hm?She turns around upon this noisy business and starts to turn back to the trash can
>>421531One of the culprits snaps up to face her when she speaks, looking like a rather burly fellow…whose bottom half appears to be grotesquely melted into the top half of the other thief. This one looks on the verge of malnourishment, chomping on their nails in a panicked manner.
Oh no, we've been caught.No thanks to you, idiot. I told you to catch the lid.
You hit me on the head with it!The last morsel of whatever failed attempt at cooking goes down the melty one's mouth, before it flashes a smile at Two.Well, now we've gotta eat her.
Eat her? Oh no, nonono, I don't know how to deal with cannibalism…!
>>421533Both look genuinely stunned at the invitation, silent but for the flies buzzing around the trash they're wading through. The bigger one is the first to speak up again, sneering proudly.Alright then lady, give us food and we'll consider sparing your life in exchange!
Nnn…I've never been in there before. What if there's something scary inside?CRONA THERE'S ABOUT TO BE SOMETHING SCARY OUT HERE IF I DON'T GET SOMETHING IN MY BELLY IN THE NEXT FIVE MINUTES, DO YOU HEAR ME-
Aaaaokay, okay!Frantically, they both putter for the door.
>>421535Kids, even better! We can eat them if we're still hungry afterward.The big one is bad at whispering, but the smaller one doesn't seem to be taking it seriously, at least. In from the cold they come, and the one apparently called Crona shivers hard.
We've been wandering around in the cold for a week and we still don't know where we are. I don't know how to deal with being lost…Their mumbles are silenced by the big gloved hand that wraps around their hair and pulls, hard.
Ow-stop it-ow-Ragnarok-quit it!Will you try to look menacing for one goddamn second?!
>>421549You mean like a sudden FLASH!?
Ohhh, what a menagerie!
Uweh?And just like that, it's done!Sanae blinks back to reality! There's a distant rumble of thunder in the otherwise cloudless sky! Sanae winces slightly, as though somebody just rather loudly said a bad word in polite company.Nevertheless, she will be polite!
Miss Shameimaru! What a pleasant surprise!Sanae is a terrible liar, which is why it's clear that this is actually a genuine statement!
I didn't expect you to visit us today-…>>421551
…Eh?Somebody is SUCKING at making noise in my room? OH NO.
I heard on the wind that you had quite the gathering here, so I had to stop by for a visit! Would you say this was some sort of attempt to communicate your intentions to them in the hopes of forming some kind of conquering army?
=DAnd then, what's that you said, sucking noises from Sanae's room? She isn't even there right now.
Ohhh, did I interrupt someone sleeping off a romantic tryst~?She sounds SO EXCITED for this possibility.
>>421553Sanae will have a giggle at these accusations!
Haha, Aya! You always come up with such great stories! :DSanae blinks!
Eh? Romantic? But Anu-…I mean…um….there's nobody here right now!>>421554My hair is great I'll fight you.I mean, uh…Sanae's advancing on this room! She suspects YOUKAI HIJINKS.
Huh, it stopped!Aya is still grinning like the cat that got the mouse, though.>>421555
Anu… ah, the first syllable of your secret romantic interest's name? I see, I see!She's WRITING IT DOWN while following Sanae.
Ayaaa! :<IM TRYING TO LOOK COOL WHILE I THROW OPEN THIS DOOR!>>421558
Anu… ki? Anu… hmmm… I don't know very many "Anu" names, come to think of it!Scribble scribble.>>421558And a lump is in the bed!
… might you be the mysterious Anu-something? The camera is coming out again!
>>421559The lump will surface with too much blonde hair
Hello.You get a wave>>421560
A new something? Well I mean, I guess I am a new person in this world. I've only been here a few days.Blondie smiles for the camera
>>421560You are gonna get such a bop.But first off!>>421562WTF
That's my bed!
Ooooh, Sanae moves fast like that! That's a surprise!Click! Picture, TAKE!>>421563And now one of YOU. CLICK!
So tell me, do you make a habit of quickly preying on new arrivals?
She seems to be moving at a normal speed to me..>>421563
But I was tired!She blinks
Oh right! I'm Blondie Lockes, daughter of Goldie Lockes. It's a nice bed you have.
favorite drink, you say? That…Hm…That's a unique order, wouldn't you say?
Oh, she's moving quite slowly compared to me, you see. But I meant more in that
kind of way, you see…>>421566
The keeper of the Moriya shrine had such a secret! I don't think anyone could have forseen this.Scribble scribble!
Ummm… Are you okay? You seem to be turning very red.
It was a secret even to me!>>421569Sanae is going to COMPOSE herself.
Ahem…while the Moriya shrine always welcomes guests, I'm afraid I must ask you not to sleep in my bed, please. I'm sure if you need a place to stay I can make some accommodation :D
Maybe it is, but I do like a little surprise now and then.
And you look like you've got good taste.:) Smiiiiile.
I'm pleased that you understand.>>421570
And how do you feel, learning this about yourself? Would you care to give an exclusive interview about your feelings on the subject?
>>421571>>421567Hey guess who is walking out by the front window? It's Umeko, looking a little more tanned than usual thanks to VACATION IN EGYPT.She pauses at the window and peers inside, and sees Tyki behind the bar. Time to stop in for a visit!
Hey!She doesn't know Zana yet, buuuut…
Oh, hey, I think I've seen you at the guild before.
Oh… Okay.Blondie will exit the bed
It was a little bit too soft for me anyway.
I mean I've just been kind of wandering around since I got here. Still haven't found any bear houses….>>421572
Oh… uh. Yep!
….Holy shit. Do not betray Nae, Tyki. Do not do it.
Well…I'm certainly not here to let down my clientele. Give me but a moment.Starts mixing up something nice with NO ALCOHOL
And who is the lovely lady to which this drink is directed?>>421573
Hey indeed. And how may I serve you tonight, friend?
…And I'm sure that Aya would love
to join us for some tea, or perhaps sake in her case, understanding that it's rude to bother people with silly questions in those circumstances.Sanae adopts a friendly yet SLIGHTLY THREATENING pose.>>421574
Well, we can discuss it further over some nice, refreshing tea.
…Umm…bears? There aren't any bears on this mountain…
A break for tea would be very nice, yeah!Aya shows no indication of having picked up on this latent hostility!
Do you know any mountain that has bears?Pls do not send this child to a mountain that has bears.
But yes, tea sounds nice! Thank you!>>421577
So you're a reporter too? It's nice to meet you! I ran my school's news desk back in Ever After.
:D>>421578Sanae is going to gently but firmly escort both of these doofs to the living room, where DELICIOUS TEA will be poured.
I'm afraid I don't know of any bears at all in this area…
Oh, hi~You get a somewhat flirtatious smile too !
I do believe we've seen each other around, it'd be hard not to take notice of a lovely fox.>>421575Yeah keep it in your pants Mr. no engagement ring >:<Unless you get permission from Nae
Zana. And what should I call you, besides handsome ?
I can say for certain that this mountain doesn't have any bears! I heard tale of a family of them living in a cave with a hoard of treasure, and had Momiji scour the mountain for three days.
She didn't have
to do it during the blizzard, but she insisted, "Aya asked me to, so I'll do it right away!">>421579YAY TEA.Sip.
'Friend'? Don't tell me you forgot my name.Don't tell me you forgot they met before.Either way, gonna have a seat at this bar, one space or so down from Zana!
Mmm, something fruity. And not too strong.She's not looking to get sloshed.>>421580Blink.That's… a little forward. Was that a little forward?
Your scales are hard to miss, too. Really neat looking, though.Holding out a hand!
Oh dear, I hope she had a nice warm coat!>>421579
That's what the other lady with greenish hair said to. I'm starting to worry I won't find any in this world.Sips the Tea! But then she puts the cup down
Oh dear that's too hot for me.
…Ah, I remember seeing her! She looked quite chilly, so I made her some tea!
Aya and Momiji are tengu, so a little cold certainly wouldn't bother them much!Sanae doesn't remark on this behavior as some people do prefer their tea cooler, after all.
Mm…I hadn't really thought much about them, personally…She is wondering if she's encountered some kind of bear otaku, though.
I'm sure she did.Aya doesn't really care that much either way! She's STILL perplexed by Momiji's extreme helpfulness.
Why are you looking for bears, anyways? Is there a story behind it?Notepad!>>421584
Oh, well, that was nice of you.NONCOMMITTAL.
>>421580Look, Tyki will not cheat on NaeHe will ABSOLUTELY ask her if there's a threesome in the cardsOh my.
Tyki Mikk, lovely Ms. Zana; the proprietor of this establishment. I just like to put myself behind the bar as well.Presents her with a nice, sweet drink with no alcohol>>421582I did not forget that they metI DID forget what happenedChuckles
Are we not friends, Ms. Umeko? Something light then, tonight?
Yes! It's called "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" I'm the Daughter of Goldielockes, and it's my destiny to follow in my mothers footsteps to be the next Goldilocks! But to do that I need to find a bear's house.>>421584I mean she is wearing a dress with bears on it, and bear earrings…
Tengu? I've not encountered that before. I thought she was a… uhh… You know, I'm actually not really sure what Cupid is. Maybe she's also a Tengu?
>>421585Sanae will pointedly take this chance to top off Aya's tea. While presenting a very happy and friendly expression!
I hope you haven't had trouble with keeping things in order on the mountain without Kanako-sama and Suwako-sama…I know tengu can sometimes get absorbed in their work, after all! :D>>421588
Cupid…? Isn't that a western thing? I'm sure they aren't tengu, though…
Aww, thanks~ You're welcome to look at them as much as you like.No shame. None whatsoever.>>421586
Where else would one find the proprietor of a bar like this ?Zana traces a finger around the edge of her glass before having a sipp, then shoots Tyki a smile
You keep the compliments coming like that and you might just end up making a woman misbehave.
>>421586I CAN'T BELIEVE
Something light, for sure. I already had my drunken escapade for the last couple of months.Oh boy, drunken escapades!>>421590
Erm… n… noted?Tail swish!… she doesn't know he's engaged. I feel like it isn't my place to say anything.
>>421587MAYBE A BITCH SHOULDN'T CHARGE>>421590
In the backroom doing all the paperwork. Oh, but that is so
While your approach is…very much appreciated and you're making me feel rather hot under the collar…I am actually engaged…Tyki has never had more difficulty confessing something in his LIFE>>421591IT WAS SO HARD, OH MY GODI APPRECIATE YOU LETTING ME SAY IT, THOUGH, THANK YOU
Oh? Now you have my attention. Tell us a story?
>>421588Aya actually hesitates to write this down!
Hmmm… have you been checked for any head injuries lately, by chance?>>421589Look, she was noncommittal because Momiji! She likes Sanae just fine.
Oh, thank you!Sip!
Oh no, I haven't been having any problems at all keeping order… Momiji on the other hand has been here and there and everywhere, trying to put out fires so to speak.
Also literally, once or twice!
But I'm far too busy with the Bunbunmaru to get involved with too much of that.
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Cupid was my roommate! I don't know if she was western… She used to go to a monster school if that helps. She shoots arrows that make people fall in love!>>421593
I haven't hurt my head I don't think. I mean there was that time I was reporting on those rouge dragons, but I had a pot on my head in case anything attacked me!
Well, it's been nice that everything is orderly! I haven't had to exterminate a single youkai on the mountain yet :D>>421594
That seems like really youkai-ish behavior…
>>421591Umeko gets a ~wink~ accompanied by a smile !>>421592
And not wearing your ring ? Oh, you naughty
boy~Now she's jut gonna lay on the TEASE and SIPP
You better keep it in your pants then, I'm not about to make a lover angry.
Haha… well, there's actually not that much of a story. This latest one was just a night at home with a bigger bottle of vodka than we all had any right trying to tackle. And Jon was already drunk.
That's where I figured out I don't like vodka.>>421596Oh no a WINK.
That's probably a good thing! His fiance might eat your head.Mantis joke.
>>421596Chuckles a bit as he drums his fingers on the bar
My dear, I proposed to her. We'll be exchanging rings on our wedding day, but in the meantime, the only one with a ring is her…Sigh
She is my dearest, though…I wonder if…>>421597
Heh…Well, doesn't that sound like an unpleasant adventure? Only insofar as you don't like vodka, though.
Dangerously possessive, huh ?
What a good time not to be a homewrecker.She doesn't knooooooow>>421598
Uh-uh. If she's your dearest you better save that particular nickname for her.She's rather stern with that one !
That's not to stop me from showing off and lighting a fire under that collar of yours.
I mean, there might have been more? I don't remember most of it, to be honest.'Cause alcohol.
… the hangover is what I remember most of, and that's why I'm drinking very light today.Hangovers suuuuuck.>>421599Umeko's gonna have a giggle here. And a sip of her drink.
Also, she's like a praying mantis. Explaining the joke.
She's just about the nicest person you'll ever meet, though. And she makes great
tea. I don't even like
tea all that much and it's great tea.Showing off and lighting a fire… this gets some giggles from Umeko as she remembers her recent pictures sent to Jon.
I was quite the playboy before I decided monogamy was for me…Old habits are hard to break, I must say. I'll do my very best not to fall for your wiles, then, Ms. Zana. You are, however, free to continue as you are.Tyki is trying not to picture Zana ravishing NaeHE'S FAILING>>421600Chuckles as he passes Umeko a drink
That'll set you off of any drink, for sure. A bad enough hangover, that is. Some are worth it. But certainly not all.
Oh ? I do like a good cup of tea…
But something tells me I should temper my expectations with that one.
What about you, are you taken as well ?So forward ! Zana has a sip of her drink, expecting the answer to be yes>>421601
So~ In the past you might have bent me over this counter already ?She runs her fingers along the bar as if to gauge how clean the surface is
And here you said you weren't one to let your clientele down.
I've yet to have a hangover that was really
worth it… maybe because I've done any real kind of drinking all of twice as far as I can recall.She isn't a drinky fox very often!>>421602
Haha… ah, afraid so. Not really afraid.
The aforementioned Jon. You might have seen him around the guild, too.Probably with Felli! Scandalous.
>>421602YOU'RE KILLING HIM
Accurate. But, and I would never
say this is unfortunate, it would break my betrothed's heart. She's put up with quite
enough of my sleeping around before I chose to wed her.SMOL DARGON LADY HOT THO'>>421603
It would call for having a bender that invites much adventure, I'm afraid. While adventure is in your job description, so far as I know of that guild, I don't believe going on a wild drinking binge at the same time is.
I chose the wroooong time to come in here looking for a lay.She's only slightly disappointed as she empties her glass>>421604
Oh, if only I could travel back in time. But then I might not have met…She seems to take a moment to weigh the pros and cons of something.
… Mm, no, not giving her up.
Let me have another one of those, though. I might not get either of you two to take me right here, but~… I'd still like to keep my senses sharp in case a certain someone else will join me in paradise later.Hey there's a sultry remark about why she's not getting drunk
Yeah… I have a thing that a lot of people around these parts seem to lack called a desire to not die, so I like to make sure my senses aren't swimming in booze when I go out on dangerous adventures.
I think I'll just keep the benders occasional and hope something exciting happens during them.>>421605Umeko's gonna have a laugh about that.
Sorry about that?
>>421605Chuckles a bit as he freshens up her drink
Betrayal is a sin I will not delve into…but I do wonder if the dearest would approve of sharing. Sharing is caring and all that.>>421606IS THERE ENOUGH HORNY IN THE ROOM FOR YOU?
Hoh? Who've you run into who lacks the will to live? That particular thread leaves me curious.
>>421606Zana has a light giggle about the apology
Oh don't be. I can't get lucky every night, however much I'd like to.>>421607Maybe
if you get permission. Although~She takes a moment to check out her nails before shooting Tyki a flirtatious glance
I couldn't promise her to leave you completely unscathed.
Just be careful with how you present that one. It works out for my relationship, but that's a bit of an outlier by all that I hear. Mitigating circumstances, and all that…Sip.
And it's less of lacking a will to live and moreso being willing to risk their lives way
more easily than I'm willing to. Some of the people around here are just crazy fight maniacs.>>421608
Well, it sounds like you've got a special someone you could always call on if you don't get lucky otherwise, yeah? I guess that helps take some of the pressure off.
Oh, believe me, she's left a few marks herself. Raptorial claws and the throes of passion, you know how it is.>>421609
Of course, of course. Tread lightly and all. But I think dearest Nae would understand when gazing upon this delightful lady's form.PETITE DARGON LADY HOT
Besides, it's not hard to tell from previously dropped hints that there is someone she herself has dedicated her heart to. I'm good in bed, but I'm not that good.Hums a bit
…There are definitely some people who are frivolous with their lives, though. It's discomforting.
Mhm, she's like a dream come true !
So delightfully shy, yet assertive and passionate in bed, and…Zana is just about vibrating with excitement just thinking about her !
Ah, but I'm trying to give her some breathing room. I'd rather not overwhelm her, you know ?>>421610SMIRKS AND SIPS
Oh, I know quite well.
I frequently have to get my silks replaced as well.
>>421610>>421611Look, she knows there's points of conversation she elicited from both of y'all, but this talk of MARKS and needing to replace linens…
… I don't think
I've ever… erm… left marks with Jon.She's clearly now trying to think of this. Maybe she SHOULD be?
Heh. Imagine trying a waterbed. I looked at one while shopping with my beloved as a joke. Slept in my office that night.>>421612Tyki has to tease. It's in his blood…literally
Do you even rustle the sheets?
Oh, but a bit of pain can go a long way towards extending pleasure. Or~Cue suggestive smiles
Getting him all riled up to take you harder.>>421613
is just a recipe for disaster.
The only fluids that'll be around my bed are those of a bodily nature.
Hm, and perhaps candle wax…
Wh…Oh, she is ALL red in the face now.
… I'm not sure if I should answer that…>>421614Gonna have a SIP while trying to avoid responding to this dragon.Until…
>>take you harder
… that… works?
…Lady, you have a way with words. Just saying.>>421615
Oh my word, you're as gentle as a lamb, aren't you?
Mhmmm, rawr~Zana nods and does a little playful clawing motion in the air at Umeko !
Just be a liiiiittle careful not to dig too
deep.Though that's probably less of a concern for Umeko than it is for Zana>>421616
More than that, I have a way with my hips, my waist, and the rest of me.SIPP
You know, I wouldn't mind putting on a bit of a show for you two. You're both cute enough.
I don't know about a lamb
. C'mon, I'm not that
And no, I'm not gonna prove it. There's some things about my sex life I don't feel like sharing.She sticks her tongue out with this one.>>421617She has nails, they just aren't the sharp talons like what Zana has.
A show, what, like a dance? Ha, Felli and I bought some cute dancers outfits while we were up on the northern island. All we gotta do now is learn how to dance in them and we'll melt Jon's brain.
>>421617Tyki laughs aloud
A show, you say? I'm intrigued. By all means, the floor is yours!>>421618
"Gentle" and "innocent" are quite different, I assure you. And of course, any information is divulged willingly in these parts. No interrogations here.And then that thing to Zana
I'm sorry, you bought what
? My word, I've underestimated you, it would seem.
My own favourite dancing outfit is reserved for the bedroom, but you can still take this opportunity to watch and learn.>>421619
Well, then I'll need some music.Smiiiiiiiiile.
Something that'll be at home in the desert, if you can.
Dancers' outfits. Gauzy, sheer dancers outfits. The kinda stuff belly dancers wear.Grin.
The best part was sending him pictures of the outfits. He's off on an adventure without us, so we thought we'd give him a little something to…Beat himself up for not being able to take full advantage of?
… look forward to.>>421620
Well… these ones I wouldn't exactly want to wear out in public or anything, but they aren't that
… you know how to actually dance?
>>421620Her favorite dancing outfit is nothing, isn't it?…I'll just keep that to myself.
I'll even do it over the bar speakers.>>421621Laughs out loud as he heads to the back to put on some music and calls out to respond
My dear friend, Umeko, I am impressed! Consider your drinks on the house tonight!He also privately texts Nae to watch the upcoming show if she'd like. From the top of the stairs if she'd prefer not to mingle tonightOnce that's done, a sultry Arabian-esque tune will start playing over the speakers
'Course I do, hun.>>421622
Bit of a shame I didn't dress proper for this, but~With that, whether Tyki agrees or not, Zana climbs right on up on the bar.And cue belly dancing scene ! She starts out just shaking her hips to the music, soon enough getting into more complicated movements with her torso, arms, even her tail.She's pretty good too, probably a cut above street dancers. Those hips don't lie
Reporting? A fellow reporter~?Oh, do you feel the DANGER in her voice?>>421595
It helps that there are so few of us now, of course. We're rather outnumbered, you know! Even moreso than before.Aya seems not at all put out by this.
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I ran my school's whole news program back in Ever After.>>421595
I don't know what a Youkai is, but if they help people fall in love that sounds just right to me!
>>421625YEAH YOU SHOULD BE>>421628Umeko's tails slowly swish behind her, side to side, as she finds herself well mesmerized by the performance. She doesn't have to be
aroused to be
mesmerized.The lack of silks flowing along with the movement of her body is a loss to be sure but one the fox barely even thinks about.She's taking notes.
That's certainly true…but still, it all seems nice and quiet :D>>421627
Mmm, well, usually they'd do it to lure somebody out into the woods and eat them or something like that…
I see, I see! How interesting!
I'm eager to see what kind of reporting works you put out! I'll be watching with interest~>>421630
I'll endeavor to keep things a bit more interesting for you, then!
Ooooh, they're villains! Sort of like the Big Bad Wolf, right?>>421631
Thank you! I always do my best to report stories just right! Smile smile!
Aya! No! >: <>>421633
Mmm, well, not all
of them. Miss Aya is nice :D
Mmhm, mmhm! Some of them are, anyways.
After all, I'm a youkai myself!
Well, I wouldn't want things to be too quiet for you!
But I thought you were a tengu!
So Tengu are a kind of Youkai?>>421634
I know lots of villains who are nice! Just because you're a villain doesn't mean you shouldn't have manners! Unless you story is about you not having manners I guess…
Well…as long as you aren't bothering regular people…>>421636
Oh, I'm a human! Miss Aya is the tengu…but yes! Tengu are a kind of youkai :D
That's right, a tengu is a youkai. But a youkai isn't necessarily a tengu! It's like a subspecies kind of thing, if you like.>>421638
Ayaya! You put it like that and make it seem as though I bother people all the time.
I don't bother anyone! I'm just a humble reporter =D
But you're a frog princess, right?>>421640
Ah, sort of like how rice porridge is a porridge but not all porridge is rice!
You're a good person, but you get really into things sometimes! >>421642
A…frog princess?BlinkThis isn't something Sanae has been accused of before!
You're not coming on to me all of a sudden, are you ?The teasing in her tone is heavy in that question. She knows she prolly isn't, but she's gotta tease.>>421644You better beAnd you better take that arousal right up to Nae
>>421523>>421526>>421529What on earth is this tree made of that Alakazam is struggling to budge it? Sabrina's face scrunches up in thought, but she's interrupted by Viola tumbling down into the pit hiding beneath the trunk. Reflexively, she draws a ball from her belt and releases her Venomoth, who swoops down in hopes of saving the Vileplume before it hits the spikes.
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Damnit damnit damnit damnit damnit
Something cute, huh.The clatter of change is all Adeleine needs; turning to her easel, she begins to furiously splash pink and red across the empty space, until the image takes form. Just as quickly, the paint begins to squirm to life, and in seconds a bright pink crotched hat falls out and into Adeleine's waiting hands. She goes to put it on her customer's head, but sheepishly hesitates.
Ah…you may want to take that crown thing of yours off.The thought of spikes shooting through something shaped like her friend makes her heart sink a little.
>>421526>>421529I don't…THINK I need to roll for this? Well either way, Mewtwo's going to telekinetically grab and pull Viola up from the pit before she falls any significant distance
I have you. Be careful not to struggle.>>421646Mewtwo places Viola down on solid ground in front of Erika before turning to Sabrina
Be careful not to panic. I will not let anyone meet an untimely end.
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Viola, Vine whip!Faaaaaaaaalling! Viola will use Vine Whip in an attempt to grab the edges of the pit/slow her decent! This will be the die, not that it matters much.>>421646>>421654But then she was suddenly falling up slowly and towards a moth She will be placed on the ground
Via!She will head back over to the pit and look down it!
Plume!She thanks the Mewtwo and the Venomoth for their help.
Thank you for that.
>>421655By the time Viola is lifted from the pit, Sabrina already feels as though the egg's been splattered on her own face. Really, she should have just done the exact same thing Mewtwo thought of…
I'm glad that she's safe.The dejected leader is descended upon by her Venomoth, who proceeds to climb onto her head and flap his wings.>>421654
I appreciate that very much.The shame isn't going away any time soon bub
>>421655I'M HELPINGMewtwo nods in acknowledgment of this appreciation>>421656I'M STILL GONNA TRY. Watch this, I'mma cup your cheek with my WEIRD HAND
Losing a friend is a very frightening thing. And we do not always make the right decisions when we are afraid. Calm yourself and tell yourself it won't happen again. You're strong. Do you understand?>>421657Mewtwo's going to sigh and release SabrinaThat's on me, it was a bad time to try to have a moment…
Do I appear to have money?
>>421658>>421656Viola gives the moth a wave!
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I don't think you made the wrong decision-But then bandits!>>421657Erika moves her hand to her belt, grasping a tree containing ball, just in case.
He doesn't even own pants… You're quite bad at this.Viola will give jump into a protective stance! Placing herself between the bowman and Sabrina! She glances at Erika, who will nod. After getting the okay to attack a human for the first time, Viola will use Stun Spore on the Tree person!
>>421658I guess that's your payback for earlierSabrina flusters a bit as her face is held, but after a moment sturdies up, nodding.
Ah, we've been interrupted.Alakazam is already using Reflect to conjure a barrier by the time the bandits reveal themselves, glowering menacingly in the archer's direction.
Thank you. Venomoth…use Leech Life on the swordsman.And then the five foot tall moth monster barrels at the bandit, intent on clamping his fangs into his neck and draining the life from him. Roll for effectiveness
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>>421671The girl seems unconcerned about being hauled. She will answer this woman's questions in a quite, somewhat deep voice.
Searching for nightmares…
Repressed nightmares tend to be the worst ones, so I try to target them.
>>421672Depositing Twyla back outside, Alice(?) slams the door, which abruptly manifests a number of locks.
Well, leave that one alone.Arms crossed!
I'm not going to have some petty youkai upsetting my dreams.
I'm not a youkai, I'm a boogie monster. Not all monsters are the same species you know.
And if you would let me help you we could improve your dreams. Repressing nightmares is incredibly dangerous and damaging.
You feel like a youkai to me.GLOWER
I have no need of your help. Leave by whatever means you entered, or I will eject you.
Do not trifle with me, girl.On the other side of the door is…Alice once again! The nightmare scene from before has been replaced! Now Twyla finds herself in a dark forest, complete with spooky reaching tree branches and scary yellow eyes!It feels a bit…melodramatic?
I suppose I'll just have to dispose of you…She raises a hand, which crackles with ELDRITCH FIRE.
Hmm.She takes the little beanie and examines it, looking over every stitch and seam with a keen eye.When the little girl looks back up, her cheery expression is replaced with a hard, curious stare.
How'd you do it?Her falsetto drops to a more serious tone to match her expression.
Interesting.Cag watches the butterfly flutter away. She watches it awhile, waiting to see if it'll disappear. When it's apparent it's a very real butterfly, she turns her attention back to the painter. Cagliostro gives nothing away with her stare.
More than interesting, actually. It's not magic of any kind, is it?
>>421684That's something that she has to mull over for a moment.
You know, I've…never really stopped to think about that. When most everyone else where you're from has a strange power of some sort, it stops feeling strange to have a strange power, you know?
I'm not any sort of witch though, I'd like to think.
Incredible. Power to simply create whatever you please. A grin grows across her face.
The name's Cagliostro. She sticks her hand out confidently.
There are a couple of limitations to what I can make right now, but I'm slowly improving. Maybe there won't be any at all when I'm older!She curtseys with her smock.
Adeleine, artist of Dreamland.
Oh! Now I know what you mean. Using rituals to make metals and minerals into other things.She thoughtfully touches her brush to her cheek.
Is that what this is? Am I an alchemy-ist?
Well, um… I think I think I lost the human thing when I…hol up>>421692
Y-you watch me sleep ?!SHOCKING AND EMBARRASSINGAs if her face wasn't red enough already, thankfully she can currently hide in Ran's tails as she manages to barely audibly whimper her next sentence out
Not that I mind…
I don't make a habit
of it, but I would be a poor shikigami if I were to not check in from time to time~She's not technically Maribel's shikigami, but Maribel is gonna be Yukari sooooo>>421694Oh my indeed
>>421694oh no>>421695Look manAt this point she's only a change of name and clothes away from being YukariBut people in Leyang seem to have no trouble pronouncing Maribel
Maybe you should.
Are you going to adopt her, Ran-chan~?>>421696Look, Maribel might have portal gremlin status, but she doesn't have nearly enough levels in 'manipulative bitch' to be Yukari just yet.
>>421696This raises an eyebrow from Ran.
Oh my… so you like the idea of being watched while you sleep, is that it?
Adopt her? How silly of you, Yuyuko… whyever would I adopt anyone?
>>421697Maybe she'll get the in a few hundred years of ~life experience~
Nooooooo, not thaaaaaat.>>421698
WaitImean—SHITSeeing no other way out of this one, Maribel sighs an embarrassed sigh
I don't mind…
I-if it's you, that is.
She might make good company without Yukari and Chen around~
It is rather quiet around here without them, after all.>>421699
…Or maybe she could be your pet :D
Ohohoho… you're getting more and more straight-forward with your feelings, it seems~Ran is still teasing a bit. She clearly heard that under her breath remark afterall, what with her ears.>>421700
Oh, I'm already living with her, you see~
Ran! How scandalous!Beat
Yukari would certainly be proud :D>>421702Another giggle!
You are really quite adorable~
>>421702Oh god I missed the pet comment but Ran is gonna spy this look on Maribel's face and give her a LOOK.
Don't even think about it. You may be who you are, but there are some things I simply won't tolerate.>>421703
It's entirely innocent, I assure you~
>>421703>_><_<Ran is being scary now and it's your fault !>>421704Scary Ran SCARY
Ummm, w-well it's… It's a bit late for that.monkas
Not thinking about it, I mean.
Fufu, don't worry, Merry~
Even when Ran makes scary faces like that, she hardly ever eats people these days! :D
Hmm… well, we'll simply have to extract
those thoughts, then.>>421706
… hmph. It's no fun when you simply tell them things like that, you know.
Being eaten by… Ah, hahaNERVOUS LAUGHTER AND FIDGETING>>421707HELP
M-Maybe I should go home.Before Ran's foxy nose ends up picking up on something it shouldn't
Oh? But it's true! The last time you ate anybody was quite a long time ago! You were sick in bed for days and Yukari was quite worried!>>421708
Hm~? Did I say something odd?Yuyuko tilts her head and radiates innocent curiosity!
Go home? Oh, but you still haven't had dessert!She hasn't, after all!>>421709COUGH
What did I say about saying such embarrassing stories about me?
Nonono, it's… Um…Fidgeting and trying really hard to think of a way out of this one>>421711
R-right ! The dessert, of course.Maribel snags up a dango and eats it !
Because Youmu isn't here :DSurprisingly direct!>>421712
>>421712She waits for approximately 0.3 seconds after Maribel has put the dango in her mouth.
Do you smell something strange~?Oh, the evil tease.>>421713
>>421713>>421714COUGH COUGHMaribel nearly chokes on her dango trying to swallow it whole
N-nope, nothing, Idon'tknowwhatyou'retalkingaboutatall !
I'll just, ah, t-thanks for the food !All flustered with a crimson face, Maribel opens up a portal to send herself directly to horny jail, closing it right behind her !
…You were trying to distract me from something, weren't you?Song will frown.
Tell me, what would happen if I took more than the recommended dose?
…Um…w-well, that would depend on which one you took too much of…