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>Archived threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Revenge%20Quest

>Previous thread: >>3297964

>Junko Skill List: https://pastebin.com/ppWJz89J
> Mari Skill List: https://pastebin.com/DuPyuzx2
>Other Cast: https://pastebin.com/BgrNeUe9
>Pastebin info: https://pastebin.com/u/CorruptorQM

>Twitter for updates and runs(QM may sometimes forget to post): https://twitter.com/CorruptorQM

>Something to take note: I use 1d100 roll under which means Nat 1 is critical and Nat 100 is critical fail
>Write-in is fine as long as it fits the narrative. Or at least it would make sense with Junko doing something.
>Forgive my excessive bad grammar. My tacos have difficulty expressing into words that thesaurus can't help me on that end.
>Last of all, relax and enjoy the ride.

......................

You woke up from your bed with heaving breaths. Sweats drops from your forehead and your feel like you're going to throw up. Your body shudders as it was violated by some perverted molester. Nonetheless, you stand up albeit shakily and get yourself a cold shower to wash the disgusting feelings away. Going outside, your energy felt like it was on all time low. But you soldier on, not wanting to show weakness to your allies. As you go to Okada's office, you see Marie at the end of the hallway with a pep of her step almost skipping. She is like an shining example of "abundant of energy" that it would excuse itself that she infused with hope energy. Except that energy has a perverted smile in her face dreamily walking without a care in her own world. Calling to her, she break her own reverie and looked at you with a dangerous smile in the face.

"Good morning Marie."

"Oh! Good morning Junko! Did you sleep well?"

You immediately shuddered from her response. Every inch of your body seems scared. Good thing you are good in hiding your body language.......well almost.

"Yeah, just fine."

"I'll go downstairs and bother Raye to give me a big breakfast, want to join with me?"

"N-No thanks, I have to check on Yuu and maybe visit Okada."

"Alright, just go to the kitchen if you change you mind."

She goes on her way humming a pop tune that idols would sing. You just ignored it and go to Okada's office. Going in, you we're disappointed that he didn't made his mekameka wave, but you see him watching the news about your fight yesterday night.

>"Scientist and Meteorologist were scratching their heads as a sudden blizzard at the small abandoned industrial area freezes the 5 surrounding tenements in the area, police saw multiple bullet shots, ice blocks and unbelievably sharp ice pillars at the side of the building. There are already 6 police and scientist already injured by this ice and the solution is to bring a fire thrower to thaw all of these ice. Yet the scientist prevented any kind of that motion to study this kind of irregularity."

(1/2)
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>>3338532
"So how was your night my queen?"

"We did some progress. Seems more complicated than I thought."

"Word of advice my queen. Don't stress about it. Just let it go with the flow."

"You mean "Go with the flow?"

"Yeah! That. Sorry I may have seem to watch weird shows lately."

"Does it involve ice?"

Okada is silent. But you stow away the conversation lest you will hear a fat man sing.

"So how is Yuu?"

"In our hospital with the best doctors I have. She has been taken care of. So what will you do my queen?"

>Visit Yuu in the hospital
>You haven't heard about your mother and in extension, Yuu's mother. Find them."
>Go somewhere (where?)
>Do something (what?)
>Train (what?)
>Investigate (who?)
>Write-in
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>>3338535
>You haven't heard about your mother and in extension, Yuu's mother. Find them."

>Yuu's in the Hospital.
Welp. that's a horrible news.
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>>3338535
>You haven't heard about your mother and in extension, Yuu's mother. Find them, Okada. Furthermore, has any girl matching Sachiko's description been placed in one of your hospitals."

>Okada, Yuu might have reveled our location inadvertently. We might need to switch hideouts. I will talk to Sakura and see if I can replicate her blessing on another location. Have a list of locations? What about using your yacht?

>I'm going to visit Yuu in the hospital. I need her help to convince Kanna to hide with us. Would you like Marie or Raye to stick with you in the meantime and give you a hand.
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I heard about the last thread conversation which you don't want to put Yuu on her house since it's already compromised or in your mansion for obvious reasons. So you put her on the hospital where it is public enough and many people would see. Of course as always there is a shadowshade who is posing as a nurse to guard and inform Okada if someone is coming. Or did i make a mistake?
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>>3338569
I'm for keeping the girls together as much as possible. Ironically Sachiko's idea of keeping the girls together in pairs is a sound one and it's best for all the girls to be in one place, strength in numbers. If we have to take special measures like siphoning corruption to keep Yuu and Kanna safe, it's worth it at this stage of the game. Especially if the tracker on Yuu was able to get past the mansion's hope barrier while Junko and Yuu fought last thread. The hospital is a fine place for Yuu if she is too wounded to fight right now.
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>>3338542
>>3338558

Writing
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>>3338569
>>3338608
We need her back as soon as she is healthy. We could move our operation to a wing of a hospital. has beds, A helipad, probably a good amount of corruption is generated there, considering the intense emotions that happen there, but it wouldn't be the easiest place to secure.

sorry didn't copy the last part from notepad.
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>>3338569
well, Its not a bad idea, because its a public space and allows us to get rid of the tracker quite easily, but at the same time i wouldn't have guessed that her injuries would warrant a hospital visit. On the other hand, we didn't really agree where to leave Yuu because though the safehouse is compromised, it doesn't reveal anything new to the ruskie and the hospital will worry the moms more than what its really required.

>>3338608
>Especially if the tracker on Yuu was able to get past the mansion's hope barrier while Junko and Yuu fought last thread.
It doesn't looks like the tracker gives you live data. Its more like a literal thread that guides you toward your target rather than telling you where it is. Otherwise Natalya would have known that we tricked her.
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>>3338620

"Gonna find the two mothers, they haven't gone home for a whole day. I am worried."

"Then I'll leave to your own business then my queen. Anything you want me to do?"

"Yes, find any warehouse that was rented by a russian girl."

"Understood. It may be hard to find due to she may use a pseudonym but I'll try."

"Good."

You walk out of his office and outside. You first check out the house to see if they are already there. Checking the rooms, no one is occupied nor hear the sound of someone sleeping. Then, a telephone rings. You go to where the telephone and picked it up.

"Hello? Who I am speaking to?"

"Is this the Mitsukoshi residence? This is the local city police department, I want to know if you are related to Mrs. Mitsukoshi or Mrs. Kurosaki?"

In all accounts you are still missing but will you reveal that is you mother that the police have hauled. Wait a minute, why would the police haul them?

>Wait that is my mother!
>In what accounts are they accountable police sir?
>Where are they? Can I pick them up?
>Write-in
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>>3338625
>gives you live data. Its more like a literal thread that guides you toward your target rather than telling you where it is. Otherwise Natalya would have know

Anon, Natalya did figure out we tricked her.

>"Sachiko."
>"Yes?"
>"The tracker has been compromised."
>"What?"

She just couldn't tell were we were due to cold blooded and Yuuki barreling towards them.
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>>3338636
>In what accounts are they accountable to the police sir?

>If Yuu is feeling better, pick up the moms together. Get a car and shadow driver. Tell Okada you might need legal council for them. Disguise yourself to look one of mom's remaining family members. (If mom is taking about going off with them, I assume Junko has meet them once)
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>>3338642
that doesn't means that she knows where the tracker is, just that it has been compromised. It also took her a hell of a time to discover that, given all the places that they managed to walk.

>She just couldn't tell were we were due to cold blooded and Yuuki barreling towards them.
That was a literal wild guess just to be sure that nobody was following them. Us being there wouldn't have changed a thing.
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>>3338636
>Yes, i'm the maid.
>In what accounts are they accountable police sir?
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>>3338569
That's a decent solution I hadn't thought of. I didnt expect a slight timeskip due to how much action was going on.

Did we remove the string and or jot down the direction it was going before tossing it? we could take a map and a ruler to have a list of buildings to scout out to find Nat's warehouse. I was also unaware that Yuu's wounds were THAT bad if she's in the hospital for them. I had figured they were mostly superficial due to all of the regeneration and curing spells usually flying about in this quest.

>>3338535
>I'm a bit drained and Sachiko knows people are after her. I need either a suitable shadow to absorb or a place full of corruption to siphon.
>Are there any other disgusting businesses like the one I had gotten rid of remaining in town right now? It might be time for me to create an army. Prison tiiiime!
>>3338642
Doesn't mean it's a live feed. It's probably similar to how you technically can tell what sort of fish is on the line by how it tries to get away. EG, Tuna will immediately dive and wont get tired quickly when doing it.

She's just skilled enough to eventually notice that the thread feels weird.
>>3338667
>Yes, i'm the maid. Did something happen? I'll send someone right away!


Those police have been getting themselves dug deeper and deeper into a pit for not answering that call.
Yuu's gonna be identified at the hospital and everyone would have to be goddamn stupid to not connect the bullet wounds and ice damage on Yuu.
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>>3338636
>Yes, i'm the maid.
>In what accounts are they accountable police sir?


>If Yuu is feeling better, pick up the moms together. Get a car and shadow driver. Tell Okada you might need legal council for them. Disguise yourself to look one of mom's remaining family members. (If mom is taking about going off with them, I assume Junko has meet them once)
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>>3338678
>I had figured they were mostly superficial due to all of the regeneration and curing spells usually flying about in this quest.
Seems like they were superficial, but in the offscreen decided to leave her in the hospital due to security reasons.
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>>3338678
>If we removed Yuu's tracker we could always try the same trick with the one on Kanna, if something hasn't happened to her already.

>It could work like a fishing line. I just don't want to get ambushed at the mansion if I can help it. Natalya at least knows Yuu was in the wealthy district. It's not a stretch for to guess we are there too. If we have to bug out. The inconvenience is worth it for not having to deal with an ambush.
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>>3338667
>>3338660
>>3338667
>>3338678
>>3338683

Writing
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>>3338694
>I just don't want to get ambushed at the mansion if I can help it.
There is no reason they should go to the mansion. the tracker was never there.
>Natalya at least knows Yuu was in the wealthy district.
Well, she lives there. Nothing suspicious on that, other than the sudden move.
>It's not a stretch for to guess we are there too.
We haven't revealed ourselves and our attacks can be easily dismissed as Yuuki or sakura trying to kill them.
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>>3338718
Yuu was at the mansion. Remember when we had the fight over Rei? The tracker had to on Yuu at the time because she was grounded and didn't go to school the next day. So Natalya had to put it on her during the school day while we were fighting the shadow in the mountains or when they were at Rei's house.
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>>3338735
>Yuu was at the mansion.
fair enough, although given how close the mansion is to the safehouse, it can be easily dismissed as Yuu walking past it or just simple inaccuracy on the tracker's side. But you are right, there is a chance that the house is compromised, yet we can't do shit about it because we have too many things to do right now.
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Was Okada included in that stealth trait that we got? If not he can't move at all without making us all easy to track.
>>3338689
Well she did stay unconscious for a pretty long time. That in itself is pretty serious and always carries a risk of death if anything is lightly off, which is why doctors never put you under unless they absolutely have to before we even think of the blood lost from the battle. I also suspect a sleeping spell was put on her since bullet wounds probably tend to wake people up before the blood loss sets in. We'd obviously have dispelled that during the timeskip if it was active when we got her or if it was not going to wear off on it's own.

Arc's next report is gonna be a blast for whomever is on the other line. We're making the news, local scientists have either figured out this shit doesn't match with the laws of physics or the local B.R.P.D. has started to take notice and is starting to investigate,there's already a mass of shadows in town and it's only a matter of time until reporters/police notice the connection with Yuu even if the two dudes manage to cover up that they ignored the 911 call. Interdepartmental squabbles galore might be starting.


What the hell are we gonna do about the giant ball? We can't leave that there Sachiko might use it to heal herself. I think we need to get a mass siphon of corruption enough to absorb the glowy light without injury or dispose of it via one of the parents atm.
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>>3338704

"Yes, I'm the maid. In what accounts are they accountable police sir?"

"Please wait a minute."

You hear paper shuffling and some mutters about the surname Mitsukoshi until he found it. Then he resumes the call.

"Okay I got it. Now let's see. Destruction of private property, Multiple accounts of injuries, instigating public order, public scandal and dine and dash. Although the last three are very exaggerated. The cases filed are only two."

Just what are they doing. In fact how the hell did they get that cases. Wait? Dine and dash? Is that a file-able case?

......................

"Ma'am please I advise you to not drink anymore. You're already drunk."

"FUCK YOU! Let us drown our sorrows! You don't know what we are going through...."

"Yeaaaaaaaahhhhhh *snores*"

"Ma'am please leave the building immediately"

"You're so cruel. Our daughters are there outside probably fighting those bad guys you know."

But the bartender sarcastically retorts

"Yeah maybe my daughter is having an affair with old men right now"

Then something snapped inside you. Did he just called your daughter, Yuu a whore? You stand up and meet him in the eye.

"Did you just call my daughter a slut?"

"Who knows, maybe she is already sucking cocks at those lonely middle age men."

You pick up an empty bottle and smashed in on his head. Mrs. Kurosaki woke up immediately and shout.

"BAR FIGHT BAR FIGHT!!"

The bar immediately devolved into a messy chaotic battlefield. Men throwing fist at each other while women pulling each other hairs. Mrs. Kurosaki happily flipping tables and chairs and making wrestling moves on one poor drunk man. You move onto the bartender who insulted your daughter looming above him with another empty bottle in your hand.

"NO ONE SAYS MY DAUGHTER IS A SLUT!! NO....ONE!!"

As you raise the bottle he shields himself from the bottle but you didn't instead, a heaving sensation from the bottom of your stomach and then vomit onto him. It was like a water hose from a firetruck from the contents of the water vomit you have expelled. A minute later, the bartender is a smelly messed wrecked. Glassy eyes and a he was scarily shaking at you. You see below which he already pissed himself. Sissy man. You get yourself a chair and pick the cognac on one of the display and drank it. Glass is for the pussies. Real women drinks on the bottle. You see the bar is already wrecked. At the corner. Mrs. Kurosaki is at the top and drop an elbow on a 3 stacked men who probably stack it herself. While shouting.

"WHOOOOOO THIS IS LIKE HIGH SCHOOL!! ELBOW DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP]/b]

The simultaneos cry of three men prompts them to heave and vomit their stomach out. She is raising her hands in victory as if the crowds are loving it.

Yeah....you can get used to this.

(1/2)
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>>3338777
.........................

"And that is the witness report. So will you pick them up?"

"Give me the address, I'll go."

"Then here it is."

You wrote the address of the police station address and thank him. You call Okada to bring you a shadow to drive you to the police station. 5 minutes later you are on the car and going to the police station.

.......................

At the police station, you disguised yourself as a maid with a decent appearance and go inside the police station. Speaking to where the two mothers are, you were lead to a vacant room where two of them are groaning in pain. A police woman already tended to them as she offers water. You were then lead again to the desk officer where you negotiate to bail the two mothers.

"Well maid-san, As much as I want to bail them, the owner refuses unless the damages are settled."

You rub your temples. Just what are you gonna do with those two.

>Call Okada
>Go to the two mothers who are probably in their hangovers and give a piece of yourself
>Write-in
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>>3338777
holy shit, the people living here are a bunch of assholes.

>Call Okada
>i'm gonna need bail money and a car on a one way ride. I'm going for yuu and our moms.
>Then go to pick up Yuu(if possible) and our moms.
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>>3338768
We were able to conceal the girls with our stealth trait. I assume we could do the same for Okada, or bless a car If we could learn how Sakura did the blessing.

>If push comes to shove give it to Yuu

>>3338788
>Call Okada, "They got drunk and caused property damage. I'm going to need you to smooth that over and send a car for them. I don't have time to deal with these idiots. I'm going to visit Yuu."
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>>3338777
...wait a moment
>You pick up an empty bottle and smashed in on his head.
HOLY SHIT. That dude is fucking dead!

wait i don't know how to read.
>>3338788
>Call Okada
>I need bail money. Or maybe could you buy a bar? it might be a business opportunity for you.
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>>3338796
The two mothers is at the next room. You are speaking to the desk officer who is writing reports for the cases. They aren't in the prison.....yet.
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>>3338788
>Call Okada
>I need bail money. Or maybe could you buy a bar? it might be a business opportunity for you.
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>>3338788
>Call Okada
>I need bail money. Or maybe could you buy a bar? it might be a business opportunity for you. Send a car for them.
>I’m going to pick up Yuu.
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>>3338796
>>3338806
>>3338808
>>3338813
>>3338819

Writing
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>>3338808
Not sure why he has to buy out the bar. Bars have insurance. The moms won’t be stuck paying the entire bill for that night.
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>>3338901
The bar owner wants the money from them for damages. I don't why that would stop the mom squad for posting bail though. That's what a civil suit is for.
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>>3338901
because from a meta POV the whole city is populated by assholes and in this specific case, the owner might want to squeeze more money out of us. From an IC view, its way easier to just leave everything to okada(i mean, we were going to do so either way, but by buying the bar we have the upper hand and should be able to buy it for less than what its worth).
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>>3338922
He can get the heat off without outright buying the bar though. The bar owner wood basicakky be finding out he’s pissing off a local mafia don, would have to spend way more than the money he can get from winning in order to actually succeed at the suit, and Okada doesn’t like spending money. We could at least try a little to not be a money pit to the greed demon?
Okada his more experienced at this sort of thing, he can take care of it.
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>>3338869

"Please wait for a bit officer."

"Of course, you can go to the next room to talk to them. Just come here if you need me."

You go outside the room and call Okada, after three rings he picks up.

"Okada?"

"Let me guess, prison?"

"Not yet but almost."

"I'll wire it to your account then. What name did you choose?"

"Just put it on her account."

"Understood."

"And bring a car to bring them back to the house. Also interested in buying the bar?"

"Why?"

"Well it's one way people drown their sorrows. You can passively siphon corruption there."

"True, vices are one way to empower a shadow. I'll see what I can do."

You drop the call and go inside to meet the officer again. You said that you will bail them and you will tell the owner that you will pay the expenses. The officer nods and sign a couple of papers including failure of meeting the aforementioned negotiation. With a shake of the hands, you bid goodbye and the two mothers are already at the lobby.

"Ugh....too much to drink." Mrs. Mitsukoshit said.

"Heh!! Let's do that again." For some reason, your mother is still drunk. Or maybe the atmosphere is."

"Come on you two. Let's go home."

"Who the fuck are you."

"Junko."

"Right. I forgot you can transform."

"Yes and I'm the boogeyman. Now let's go Mrs. Mitsukoshi, mother."

The three of you file out where the car is already at the standby. You put the two of them and command the shadow to lead them to their home at the mansion beside Okada. The shadow nods and goes on his way. You go back to the car to visit Yuu on the hospital.

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Arriving at the hospilat. You ask the receptionist where Yuu was. She then gave you direction to where her room is. Thanking the receptionist, you go to where her directions told you. After a maze like direction the nurse gave, you arrive at her room. There are murmur inside and you opened the door. There you see a girl in suit with a white doctors outfit and a nurse which you presumably a shadow. The nurse nods at you. Then the doctor noticed you.

"Oh! Are you uh.....Queen?"

Looking at the doctor, she is like too young. At most doctors can be at the age of 21-25 but she looks 18 maybe younger. You feel that suit in her doctor robes are still student uniform presumably from the medicinal university. She looks at you expectantly waiting for your answer.

>You're the doctor? Aren't you too young?
>My name isn't "Queen" but (insert name here.)
>Is Yuu fine?
>Write-in

>be right back...gonna eat
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>>3338945
>Is Yuu fine?
>Has there been any other visitors?

>I know you get this a lot but you are really young? Medical prodigy?
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>>3338935
well, yeah, you are right on that, although i don't think we are much more than a little tap in his money reservoir because he's the richest person in the city.

>>3338945
>Write-in
>*sigh* yes, but call me Junko. How is Yuu? Can she be released now?

...I hope that the moms thought that car was an Uber. Otherwise we have to make up another excuse.
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>>3338945
>>3338961
Supporting
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>>3338945

Supporting >>3338961
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>>3338945
That’s just a cheeky nickname, how is she doing?
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>>3338945
Gee I wonder why Dr. Egan was working here.

>Is Yuu fine?
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>>3338961
Hmm. Depending upon her personality and loyalty she might make a good candidate. As a scientist she’d be more open to being able to clean up our messes before they get out of hand rather than the immediate KILL response from other MGs.
Her medical knowledge would gravitate her towards magical mris and being able to explain wtf even happened to us since we seem rather unique,and healing Yuu.
Assuming that she’s all about the SCIENCE and doesn’t prescribe the the dumb idea that she can’t try to analyze how magic works lof course.
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>>3339047
...you want to make her a magical girl?
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>>3339050
I’m considering. There are a few pros if she’s reasonable to work with. Foremost of which is that she’d probably get a healer setup to help Yuu if she’s in critical condition.
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>>3339063
It's possible, but we would need to know her better before doing something like that. Couldn't we just give Yuu the hope essence if she is in bad shape?
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>>3339063
...i wanna experiment by giving her a partially corrupted core. So far Yuu is the only light based one and having the medic be light only feels like a huge handicap. Also, if she becomes half shadow she could create clones of herself to do her work better(she could sleep or go with us while one of her clones works and such).
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>>3339050
I’m not campaigning for it, but as a medical expert she has a bunch of qualities useful to us if we brought her in as an employee. Acting like a regular MG would never fly for her with all the time she’s got to dedicate to being a doctor, so joining any standard groups would be a waste.
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>>3339073
I don't think she would willingly sign up for that and I don't think Junko would go around turning people into half-shadows willy-nilly.
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>>3338961
>>3338963
>>3338965
>>3338977
>>3338991
>>3339036

Writing
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>>3339073
That seems a bit ethically suspect. We don’t neeed her emergency medical care since we regenerate as shadows anyway.

>>3339083
Sorry. That wasn’t a vote. I was just talking to the other anons.
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>>3339083
>>3339086
Miss lick. Cheeky nickname is a vote. Posting on iPad makes me dumb and I thought my musings on turning the doctor into an mg was considered a vote.
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>>3339079
well, if we're gonna bring in a medic, id rather try to have one that can heal all of us. Either way creating a magical girls is basically the same as corrupting said magical girl. The end result and the goals tend to be the same either way. Also, being a dark magical girl seems to have way better benefits and almost no drawbacks compared to a normal MG.

>>3339086
Well, Raye, Marie and us needed some time to get back to a 100%, and that time could have been sped up with a medic. Also a medic class could give us buffs, dispel stuff and you know, heal us in the middle of a battle; yes, Junko can do it right know, but its better to have someone dedicated on that.
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>>3339097
Except the rampant homicidal instincts
Healing has not been shown to be a priority for shadows due to the regeneration. It's either we get damaged enough to die, or we regenerate it after a few minutes with Raye's wounds being the most grievous we saw so far and she seemed almost unaffected not even a day after by being tossed around like a ragdoll by Arc. The living are the ones that need help on that front, not us.

I was also thinking more along the lines of relegating her to a magical researcher. She can cleanup any messes we cause like purifying the idiots that drank Marie's puke during the camping trip on occasion but she's mostly in the lab to solve the mystery of WTF caused us, explore magic in general for the power of SCIENCE. Doctors are ill equipped to run off on extra curricular activities like being part of a fighting force. She probably doesn't get enough sleep as it is and you're thinking she can spare her 2-4 hours of sleep a night helping in a battle when she could be at the hospital saving a dozen people? I'm not buying it. She's an academic and that's where she'd be most useful.
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>>3339083

"That is just a cheeky nickname. How is Yuu doing?"

"Seems fine. All cuts are being bandaged. Good thing she hasn't lost too many blood. Got a fever though. Severe cold. Does this involve from that accident on that industrial area last night?"

"No?"

"Please, there is no such way a cold sea water can do this. Or any kind of cold water. Trust me, doctor knows how to give a privacy to their patients. Not that I will remember this after this anyway."

"I know you get this a lot but you are really young? Medical prodigy?"

"That again? Well you're arent the last anyway. Name is Dr. Nagi anyway. Just graduated and I'm here as an intern doctor. Should have taken engineering though. Had a fancy about robotics."

She then gets a lollipop on her pocket. She gives you one but you refuse. Shrugging, she pops one for herself sucking it.

"Anyway, her temperature is already dropping and she will be ready to go out for 4 hours. After that, let her drink a lot of water. Don't want her to be dehydrated or something. Also anything you need? Might as well have your check up if you want. You could choose the full package, or the simple one."

"Full package?"

"You know, x-ray, blood test and sample, basic measurements, that works."

Hmmmmm.......

>Do it
>Refuse
>Write-in

>If you want to do it? Want to call Marie and Raye?
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>>3339130
That's just marie that has no real productive outlet. Raye and okada are rather calm and productive members of society.

>Raye's wounds being the most grievous we saw so far and she seemed almost unaffected not even a day after by being tossed around like a ragdoll by Arc.
Wasn't that because we actually healed her with our spell?

>She can cleanup any messes we cause like purifying the idiots that drank Marie's puke during the camping trip
I agree with you there, but we can already do that and it benefits us more that we clean our messes ourselves because its extra power that doesn't get thrown away.

>She probably doesn't get enough sleep as it is and you're thinking she can spare her 2-4 hours of sleep a night helping in a battle when she could be at the hospital saving a dozen people?
Like i said before, If she is half shadow she could create a clone that could work for her while she rests. And even if she is unable to do that, being a shadow gives you extra stamina and a bunch of other benefits that someone in her line of work would kill for.

>She's an academic and that's where she'd be most useful.
I suppose you are right on this point. She has no combat experience and at least the other girls were more or less interested into the idea of fighting.

>>3339163
>Refuse
>Maybe later. I'd need to check up something first.
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>>3339163
>"I would need to call my 'father" (Okada to establish how trustworthy she is) first. How much are you into doctor-patient privilege? I know I have a unique medical condition and I don't want to deal with people trying to make their carriers on it. I will get back to you."

>"Can I talk to Yuu for a little bit? A friendly face might cheer her up if she is awake."
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>>3339178
Raye mostly has a lust shadow. She can just jill when we aren't looking or read doujins. Marie seems to at least be partially/mostly a shadow of death. Her instincts are not remotely as easy to go along with. I'm guessing that's part of why she's more pervy now in order to satisfy general instincts without resorting to the ones it really wants.
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>>3339163
>Well I'm sure the results might be interesting and nobody would believe you anyway.

Perhaps all the supernatural crap happening in this region has started to tug at the edges of the masquerade with some of the people that have 1 degree of separation from MG aftermaths? She was trying to sound flippant, but it also sounds like she knows that when a doctor gets a really weird case they won't remember it after the girl leaves the hospital?
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>>3339189
Marie is a shadow of loneliness. Sexual repression due to loneliness and perversion are not far apart. That's why I think Marie is acting out. Plus, Marie/Mari may actually be a lesbian which made her isolation worse in life. The death powers come from yandere Mary. aka So lonely I will kill for you. .
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>>3339189
i don't think the previous personality correlates to what the new shadow will be. Mari was a paranoid mess and look how she ended up as. Also, isn't Raye a shadow of...huh. there is nothing specific coming to mind. Unless she is masturbating behind doors(making her a lust shadow) i was under the impression that her main shtick was just to cook for us. she even dresses decently and is rather well mannered.

>I'm guessing that's part of why she's more pervy now in order to satisfy general instincts without resorting to the ones it really wants.
I thought that she was just more open to us. She no longer has to pretend she is something else or hold herself to certain standard.


>>3339200
Probably she doesn't expect anything out of the normal and that's why she'll forget about it. Sounds like a more crass "For me it was tuesday"

>>3339201
>Plus, Marie/Mari may actually be a lesbian which made her isolation worse in life.
I think Marie is Bi because I think we once heard her talk about boys, but that might have been a lie, or i'm confusing it with Kanna's speech about Yuu's alleged boyfriend.
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>>3339218
I don't recall her saying anything about boys. We've herd her talk about doujins and she said she like yuri. Kanna brought up that Mari might have ran off with a boy, after we made Mari disapear and Sachiko and Rei basically laughed it off. They said Mari was never interested in boys. Then, you have Marie's comments about Arc and kissing Yuuki. There's a lot of circumstantial evidence there.

I want to talk to Marie and see if we can help her sort things out with Mary and just sort things out in general. Maybe give her a tiny bit of Junko's hope energy. I want to intervene before she becomes a female Patrick Bateman.
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>>3339234
Oh, so i had misinterpreted stuff. good to know.

>Maybe give her a tiny bit of Junko's hope energy.
We wanted to do that with the hope core and she flat out refused. Also, if she accepts any kind of light energy, Mary will go berserk at mari and one will have to triumph over the other.
Maybe we could get her some animals to butcher or get her to a hunting ground? they are not people, but that's a close as we can get other than going for yakuza and the like.
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>>3339178
"I would need to call my 'father" first. How much are you into doctor-patient privilege? I know I have a unique medical condition and I don't want to deal with people trying to make their carriers on it. I will get back to you."

"Suit yourself. My office is just at the end of the hallway. Come there and we'll go to the laboratory for your testing."

"Alright, also can I talk to Yuu for a little bit? A friendly face might cheer her up if she is awake."

"That would be great. In fact by all means, please do. I would have a couple of questions after your visitation."

She goes out and closes the door. The nurse is now standing at the door. You left the shadow nurse and go to Yuu side. She is asleep softly and slowly. You brush some strand of hair to the back of her ear. Then you put her whole hair in the front. She now looks like a horror ghost that goes out of television. You giggle at the sight until Yuu sneezed, her hair is flowing back on her head....well a little bit of it.

"Juuuuuunnnnnkoooooooooooo."

"Eeeeeep! I'm sorry Yuu, I didn't know you-"

She holds your arm and then she brushes her hair to see.....a face and hair messed with snot. You try not to laugh but failed. She touches the slimy thing and rubs at your face. The two of you wrestle for some time shielding yourself from the disgusting slimy that Yuu have. Eventually, both of you settled down.

"So......Sachiko really done it huh."

"As I was told you over and over again."

"Sorry."

"Yeah, I know. Beside that, we should get Kanna. We don't want Sachiko have another Ally when she is now already stretched thin."

"What happened to her?"

"Marie snipe her. I don't know after that."

"Give me a few hours. I want to rest my body."

"Sure."

"But anyway, is there anything better you should do rather than hanging out with me anyway?"

>Well I would rather talk a few things with you (what?)
>I should go out and call someone (Okada for check up)
>Do something (what?)
>Go somewhere
>Investigate (who?)
>Write-in
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Sorry internet is being an ass again. Have to post it on my phone.
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>>3339258
>I should go out and call someone
>Also picked up our moms from the police. Seems like we are not the only ones that have midnight adventures.
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>>3339248
I imagine Marie working as a warden in a prison wearing a sexy warden outfit with a saying.

>"An execution per day keeps me from being insane."
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>>3339264
You already have them ride to your home courtesy from Okada shadow.
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>>3339269
yeah i know that. I'm just pointing out to Yuu that before we came here we picked up our moms from the police station.
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How close do we have to huddle for stealth if we setup a barrier to hide shadows in a new location? I find the idea of everyone carrying around Junko via palanquin to her embarrassment amusing.

>>3339234
I think way back during the swimsuit flashback about how lots of boys would think Junko's cute?

>>3339258
>Our moms got themselves in jail last night. I think you inherited your brawling from your mom.
>She's at her home now, but I'll call her in a minute. (Really should have stopped by the hospital with them unless they were still incapacitated to a degree when we dropped them off?)
>Ask Okada how trustworthy she is about confidentiality if we took her up on that checkup.
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>>3339279
I think I would cut the thread short here. Sorry everyone. Seems internet doesn't even want to give me a break. We will continue this tomorrow.
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>>3339248
I'm trying to avoid the battle to the death between the two. Junko knows Mary (She is kind of Junko's kid in a lot of ways) and Junko can commune with her inner shadow, so why can't Marie. The hope essence in the core is really concentrated. We might have more control using Junko's hope energy. It was really faint the last time we tried to use it. It could provide a good starting point.

The problem is what happens when Marie puts her lust for battle and her plain lust together. We saw what happened with Rei in the redlight district.

>>3339258
>Well I would rather talk a few things with you.

>"Yuu, I'm sorry how I handled things with you. I just wanted to keep you out of danger and I think I made everything worse.

>Yuu, I know your depressed and lonely. I spent so many years alone before I met you I know what its like. Please talk to me before you feel like hurting yourself. I know what its like to feel that way. I really did think about jumping with you on the mountain. I just have people that depend on me now and I depend on you. I want you to stand by my side. I mentioned it in my letter and we were silly kids back then but If I'm a dark queen will you be my general? I won't make you do anything you don't want to do. I just want to be with you again. Please Yuu, don't shut me out.

>Yuu, I'm going to need your help with Kanna. She might not believe me alone but she will probably believe both of us.

>Our moms got drunk and managed to get themselves thrown in jail last night. I think you inherited your brawling skills from your mom.
>They are both really hungover still so I just sent them home.

Yuu, how is your hope energy. I have a hope essence if you need it.

>Afterwards call Okada about that doctor. Is she trustworthy? Can we make sure she stays in line.

>>3339300
Dang it just when I finished typing/dealing with captcha being annoying. Anyway night QM thanks for running.
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>>3339258
>"But anyway, is there anything better you should do rather than hanging out with me anyway?"
"right now there is no place I rather be but here, but... you're right... Can you call Kanna and ask her to come visit alone?"
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>>3339305
I was under the impression that Marie sort of merged together with hers after initially coming back. Hence the name change to her current one.
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>>3339311
That's what we thought until Sakura scanned her when we got the hope essence. Turns out both Mari and Mary are in there as distinct personalities. Mary just succeeded in bullying Mari into becoming a shadow too.
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>>3339311
seems like they have a relationship like the one we have with sakura but unlike us, it looks like they fuse into one single entity and separate at will.

>>3339305
>The problem is what happens when Marie puts her lust for battle and her plain lust together.
The lust for battle is obviously Mary taking over, but i don't really see Mari's plain lust there. She obviously is more direct with sexual themes, but not in an alarming way or like how Rei was.

Probably instead of communing with Mary, we need to do it with Mari. She is the submissive one in their relationship and the one that needs to step up to the challenge.
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>>3339258
I want to add:
>"Right now there is no place I rather be but here"
before my massive wall of text in >>3339305

That's really sweet why didn't I think of that?

just found the relevant text about Marie from the old thread
>So Marie has a dual personality, we can put Marie the light one while the other one....was it Mary? Well whatever. I mean give the other the shadow one. Although I don't know which personality will win. Since both of the personality only coexist because they are all the same spectrum. A corruptive shadow....
>So to surmise, If you want to fix Marie with her hope energy to be same as yours, the Mary inside will clash with Marie who will inherit the hope energy. You won't know what will happen which one should win.

>>3339324
I'm afraid intervening by making Mari stand up for herself might just cause the fight to happen anyway. The best course of action would be to reassure Mary that Mari isn't just going to kill her with hope energy and that that have stuff in common. Kind of like how we stopped trying to kill Sakura once we realized what she wanted.
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>>3339258
Hopefully you don't mind me rewriting my write in >>3339305. It came out crap when I wrote it at 3 am.

>"Yuu, you got hurt. Right now there is no place I rather be but here, besides the other girls need rest too. They worked hard to help me save you last night."

>"Yuu, I'm sorry how I handled things with you and our moms. I just wanted to keep everyone out of danger and I think I made everything worse. I thought everyone would have reacted differently. I just made everyone sad and angry. I didn't want you to wind up alone, Yuu."

>"Yuu, I might be bad with people but I know you. You haven't been yourself lately. I know you're depressed and lonely. I spent so many years alone before I met you I know what it's like. Please talk to me before you feel like hurting yourself again. I know what it's like to feel that way. I really did think about jumping with you on the mountain--I just have people that depend on me now--and I depend on you. I need you, Yuu."

>"I want you to stand by my side. I mentioned it in my letter, and we were silly kids back then, If I'm a dark queen will you be my general? I won't make you do anything you don't want to do. I just want to be with you again. Please Yuu, don't shut me out and don't think you have to bear your burdens in silence. I will always be there for you, regardless about how you feel about me."

>"Yuu, how is your hope energy; are you getting corrupted again? I have a hope essence if you need it and I can take away your corruption. Just let me know. If I found out anything from Sakura, Being depressed and alone can be lethal for magical girls."

"I think you inherited your brawling skills from your mom...Our moms got really drunk last night and managed to get themselves thrown in jail. What the heck are we going to do with them? Anyway, I sent them home because they were still way too hungover to function."

>"I'm not going far. I'm going to make a phone call to Okada and if your doctor is trustworthy I'm going to get a checkup myself. I would like to know what is going on with my body. Do you want anything from the cafeteria on the way back? Oh, and if trouble shows up call my phone. When you feel better we can get the rest of the girls and figure out how to help Kanna."
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>>3339234
Now that I think of it, weren't the doujins that Mari was reading in Rei's room yaoi ones? I think if anything Mari is leaning towards bi.
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>>3339715
Actually you are right. The book and movie Marie sent us to find at Rei's house in thread four is basically not-boku no pico.

>The first page is just an illustration of a young adult man hugging the small girl behind while she tries to hug her neck, or trying to. Their faces are happy and both of them seems to be like a long time friends. Or maybe lovers? You won't know until you read the whole book. Skipping a few pages you start to read.
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>*15 minutes later*
>Marie lied to you. This isn't what Marie described back there. This.....
>"MARIE!! WHAT IS THIS YOU FETCH ME TO? THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU SAID!!"
>"Oh? You read it? Did you like it? I like Pico character. Makes me want a little brother to tease to."

That kind of blows my repression theory out of the water. Maybe emotions spread contagiously among shadows. First Junko's hope spread to Okada and Mary. Could Raye's perversion be spreading to the others? Could I just be talking out of my ass?

I honestly don't know how I got started on this tangent. We are dealing with Yuu right now and between:

>"But anyway, is there anything better you should do rather than hanging out with me anyway?"
and
>You are Yuu and you are bored. With nothing to do, you just keep scrolling on your phone looking for interesting things. But nothing. Nothing really interest you anymore. Even you watching videos about cute things doesn't give you the fluffy feeling. Feels......nothing.

We need to deal with Yuu before her depression winds up corrupting her, or she finally succeeds in killing herself. Junko can't offer her professional help but we can at least offer her a sympathetic ear and that's a start.
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>>3339934
>Could Raye's perversion be spreading to the others? Could I just be talking out of my ass?

I'm still under the impression that Marie was always this kind of perverted, but she has become more open to us because we are real friends to her. It also helps that we no longer isolate her and are learning what she really is like.
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>>3339934
I had theorized that our MG powers were quasi infecting everyone around us when Okada spontaneously started gaining familial affection for Mary. I dunno about other emotions,but whatever happened to us might be slightly contagious and let them feel emotions they should not be able to have.
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>>3340106
wasn't that because okada was the only one that truly cared for mari and vice versa?
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>>3340120
The shadow is not Okada. It’s just inhabiting his body since the real one is dead. It was quite clear on the separation concerning its own self image. The sudden empathy implies that OG dead Okada’s psyche is slightly resurfacing.
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>>3340142
>The sudden empathy implies that OG dead Okada’s psyche is slightly resurfacing.
Well, we already knew that since the fight with the yakuza.
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"Right now there is no place I rather be but here"

Yuu's face is beet red. Must be the fever. Worried you close your face to her face. At this rate she is already steaming.

"J-J-Ju-Junko....."

Then you touch your forehead to your forehead. Yep, she is already hot.

"You're very hot. You must rest first. Doctor said that you'll be ready for 4 hours."

"Ju-Junko.....you're too close."

Realizing that you are literally inches away from her face, you break away and return to your seat.

"Why? I'm just checking your temperature. Did I do something? Sorry if that really bothered you."

"Oh-I...That....Some...Ugh....nevermind."

Now she is mad. You really did something. Shoving that one aside you change the subject.

"The other girls are resting too. They worked hard to help me save you last night."

"What happened yesterday."

"A lot. A fight broke out. And there are a lot of magical girls fighting each other. Also Natalya is a russian mercenary and an unknown alignment goes with the name Arc."

"I see......"

"Also, Yuu, I'm sorry how I handled things with you and our moms. I just wanted to keep everyone out of danger and I think I made everything worse. I thought everyone would have reacted differently. I just made everyone sad and angry. I didn't want you to wind up alone, Yuu. I might be bad with people but I know you. You haven't been yourself lately. I know you're depressed and lonely. I spent so many years alone before I met you I know what it's like. Please talk to me before you feel like hurting yourself again. I know what it's like to feel that way. I really did think about jumping with you on the mountain--I just have people that depend on me now--and I depend on you. I need you, Yuu. I want you to stand by my side. I mentioned it in my letter, and we were silly kids back then, If I'm a dark queen will you be my general? I won't make you do anything you don't want to do. I just want to be with you again. Please Yuu, don't shut me out and don't think you have to bear your burdens in silence. I will always be there for you, regardless about how you feel about me."

"Junko......I appreciate you telling me that but sometimes, I want to be alone, to think about things. I think that, Junko is dead, that she is not here, that she isn't the one I know. Junko, you have changed. A lot of you have changed. I haven't seen you smile. The only thing I saw you is your scary frowning face. Your attitude changed a lot. I.....I don't know. Even if you say that you are still you, I can't shake the feeling that......that you're aren't here at all. Please ........Junko. Make me feel that you're here with me. That you haven't change at all. That Junko is still alive. Please........

>I....don't know too. In fact, I wanna know too.
>I'm.....dead. And probably the truth. The earlier that you accept it, the better.
>*Silence.*
>Write-in
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>>3341053
>Cry in her arms.
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>>3341053
>Cry in her arms.
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>>3341053
>Write in:
>*hold Yuu's hand* "Yuu, I'm right here. Look, I've been through a lot these past few months. Maybe, I'm not feeling like myself either. I'm hurting too. It's hard to smile or have fun when you've been through the stuff I have and there is so much more to worry about. I always have to anticipate something going wrong. It just sticks in the back of your head."

>*Cry in her arms*" Yuu, I don't know what's really happened to my body but I defiantly feel more alive then dead. I breathe, I bleed, and I still can feel. I want to find out what's going on too. Promise you will stick by me, okay. Yuu, your one of the only good things left in my life. I will do whatever I have to do to reassure you. I can't turn back time and undo everything but I can always be your friend. Best friends forever, right?"
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>>3341097
Addendum:
>Try to smile, but break down into tears and start crying in her arms.
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You look at Yuu's face as she choked up her tears at you. You try to smile. But the best you can do is a creepy smirk. It wasn't the smile that you can make. You hang your head low and the tears start to drop. You hold Yuu's hand while doing your best to hold back your tears even a few drops are already out your face.

"Yuu, I'm right here. Look, I've been through a lot these past few months. Maybe, I'm not feeling like myself either. I'm hurting too. It's hard to smile or have fun when you've been through the stuff I have and there is so much more to worry about. I always have to anticipate something going wrong. It just sticks in the back of your head."

You hug Yuu and she starts to cry. But you aren't done yet.

"Yuu, I don't know what's really happened to my body but I defiantly feel more alive then dead. I breathe, I bleed, and I still can feel. I want to find out what's going on too. Promise you will stick by me, okay. Yuu, your one of the only good things left in my life. I will do whatever I have to do to reassure you. I can't turn back time and undo everything but I can always be your friend. Best friends forever, right?"

That morning, you poured all of your grief and sadness to your only friend. The feeling of being disconnected to ones friend, now reconnected.

>The negative emotion of Junko exhudes around the room. But thanks to Yuu, it was negated. The burning sensation from touching a hope infused person will never hurt Junko anymore.

>NEW SKILL AQUIRED: SKIN CONTACT (PASSIVE) - Junko can touch a hope infused person without any damage. She can pass as any normal or a magical person. Also works when shapeshifting. In addition to this, she can detect any person who has hope infused (Magical Girl) Whenever she touch the person especially who are good at hiding their own aura.

...................

Both of you have cried your hearts out and for the first time ever. You have smiled in front of your friend. She also smiled at you and playfully slap your arm.

"Stop it. You're making me cry again."

"What, I'm starting to smile and now you are complaining."

"No...It's just that, you haven't smiled since we're starting High School you know. That I have to force you to tickle you and other things."

"And then I start to beat you?"

"That hurts you know."

"Because that isn't fun...at all."

"Booooo, you're such a boring person."

"Says the stubborn one."

Yuu slugs her pillow at you which you easily dodge.

"Anyway, I'm gonna go out and have a call. Be right back."

"Okay! And oh! Bring me some food.......I'm"

Yuu stomach starts to grumble. She clutches her stomach in embarrassment and laughs slowly.

"As you wish, your highness."

She slugs you with another pillow which hits the shadow in the face. The shadows just stands there like a statue without a care in the world.

(1/2)
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>>3341397
You go outside the hospital because when you tried to dial your phone, a nurse politely asked you to not call inside the hospital because it may affect some equipments especially sensitive machines like x-ray or even MRI. You complied which you are now on the outside.

"Okada, I need some identity check. Her name is Dr. Nagi."

"Ah yes, I personally chose her because she was young and did you know that she already writing her thesis at 16 years old? It was a scientific breakthrough that advanced the field of our country medicine for 50 years."

"Yes yes I need her personal background, not educational background."

"Oh, well let's see.....Well the eldest of 5 children, age 19, she has 3 sisters herself included and a brother. The youngest one died from tuberculosis which makes herself pursue the art of medicine. Also very poor hence I have been personally funded her education. Seems I have found a diamond in a rough. In three years time, I can sell a capsule that would heal tubercolosis."

"So?"

"It is up to you my queen if you want to have a test with her. She is probably gathering as much data as she can to have a cure as fast as possible. Hard working girl but she needs to take a rest. My workers says she is like a machine that works 24/7."

"Alright, thanks for the information."

"Your welcome my queen. Also say my well wishes to your friend."

"I will."

You drop the call and go to the cafeteria where you ask for a bowl of rice, mild curry and some water. You ordered 5 of them considering how Yuu eats. Then you ask for a tray which the nurse gives you and you tray the food onto Yuu's room. When you come in, her eyes shines alight as she starts to drool from the corner of her mouth.

"Junko!!!! GIMME GIMME GIMME!!"

"Yes yes....okay Yuu, here comes the airplane."

"Stop it! I'm not a child."

"Then start acting like an adult. Geez did someone says that you are like an 8 year old."

"Did someone says that you are my old grandma."

Then you fake act in front of her.

"Ah! did I missed the wrong room? I'm sorry I think I'll deliver it to the next room."

"NOOOOOOOOOOO IM SORRY JUNKO PLEASE I NEED FOOD WAAAAAAAAHHH!!!"

....................

A satisfied Yuu and a exhausted Junko later you go outside for a breather. Seriously, if you are going to babysit Yuu, you are going to grow white hairs earlier than you thought. Still hearing Okada's report about Nagi was.....pitying at least.

Hmmmmm.......

>Visit her lab (Take the check-up)
>Wait for Yuu to check out
>Write-in
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>>3341457
>Visit her lab
Why not. Lets see what happens.
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>>3341457
Gonna eat be right back.
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>>3341457
>Visit her lab

>"Dr. Nagi, my uh-"father' spoke very highly of you. I think I can trust you to help me and some of my other friends. So, I'm going to get past my reservations and do this. Just between the two of us, any data you gather on me has to stay off the books. My condition may attract the attention of some bad people, with ill intentions and I don't want you to get caught up in anything sinister. If you have to report anything I'll give you my number or you can call Yoshinobu Okada, he is my benefactor too. Remember no paper trail. everything electronic is a diagnostic error or a bug…. Oh one more thing, I hate to impose on a fellow workaholic but uhh-do you make house calls? It might be easier for you to come to some of my friends, rather than the other way around."
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>>3341457
>>Visit her lab (Take the check-up)
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So...I'm betting that the good doctor will do a stupid and willingly absorb the corruption from our blood test.
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>>3341594
We might want to warn her that it isn't going to do what she thinks it will and Junko is a special case.
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>>3341594

that's a pretty high tier stupid when she can test stuff on animals first and we'd be able to sense her "evil lab" when she does.
That can be curtailed by showing magic exists afterwards anyway. Explaining basic stuff like turning yourself into an undead is a bad idea goes a long way.
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I'm surprised I didn't think of this earlier. We have been talking about ways to gather ambient corruption. We can send shadows to gather it from Okada's hospitals. Think about all the intense negative emotions that come along with dying and sickness, especially the pediatric wing. A shadowshade posted up at the nurses station could probably gather enough corruption off of nurses and parents to power Junko for years. We might want to bring that up to Okada.
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>>3341626
then she decides that being an undead is a great idea because that means she doesn't need to rest any more. But lets see if she moral integrity is tougher than the temptation in front of her.

>>3341646
didn't we talk about opening a rehab center or something like that so that we could absorb the corruption of the patients while at the same time doing something good for society? You know, like vampires owning the hospitals and blood banks of the world.
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>>3341457
>Wait for Yuu to check out
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>>3341652
Someone suggested volunteer work but I don't think anyone thought of the hospitals. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
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>>3341661
nah. probably was a random thought in my head. but we should definitely look into that. Maybe okada has a similar operation going underway.
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>>3341652
She's a doctor, not an idiot. Half her life has been getting lectured on dumb ideas like that and how they go wrong.

>>3341457
Take the checkup. We're curious about the results and we can mindwipe if she starts doing really dumb shit.
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>>3341667
>we can mindwipe if she starts doing really dumb shit.
We can? Raye didn't have the spell in her memory, unless you mean that we literally rip out her mind.
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Did QM's internet die again?
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>>3341917
Yes it did. But it came back.

Writing.....
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>>3341924
...do you write your updates directly on the reply box?
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>>3341473
>>3341535
>>3341547

Going back inside, you say to Yuu that you're going on the laboratory section of the hospital which is at the end of the hallway. Yuu nods and you go onto where she is situated.

...........

Going at the end of the hallway, you see a room where all equipment are neatly placed at each other. Seems they haven't been of use and just put there on display. You call her name politely hoping she can hear you.

"Dr. Nagi? Are you there?"

Silence.....walking a bit more, you see a door where there is a small circle window that has flickering lights on the other side of the room. Opening it, you see her watching television where the movie is....

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH"

The actor in the T.V. shout, you shout, she shout, even the alarm in your phone shout. Everybody shout. Then she starts asking you shoutingly.

"WHY DID YOU SHOUT!!"

"BECAUSE THE T.V. STARTS SHOUTING"

"THEN PLEASE STOP SHOUTING, YOUR SHOUT IS LIKE MORE SCARIER THAN THE HORROR MOVIE!!

The it all stop. Both of you pant from your actions. After a minute, both of you are composed. She lights the room up and you see the surrounding which was too dark to see earlier. Several sprawling of test tubes, unknown liquids, tissues and cottons on different side of the table and on the floor. You are very skeptical looking at the room.

"Are you sure this room is clean?"

"Huh? Oh! Don't worry, this is just my room. The testing area will be on the other room. Please come with me."

You follow her outside the room and then go on the other side of the room where all the testing equipments are there.

"So, what kind of check-up do you want? Full or just the simple cursory check-up?"

>Full
>Simple
>Write-in
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>>3342007
>Simple
simple for now, maybe full later if the simple one doesn't tell us what we want.
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>>3342007
>Full
>but warn her that everything that she see stays hidden and secret.
> "Just between the two of us, any data you gather on me has to stay off the books. I have an special ailment of sorts and it WILL attract the attention of people with ill intentions and I don't want you to get caught up in anything sinister. If you have to report anything I'll give you my number or you can call Yoshinobu Okada, he is my benefactor too and i'm sure he'll take care of it."
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>>3342007
>Full
>But warn her that everything that she see stays hidden and secret.
>"Just between the two of us, any data you gather on me has to stay off the books. I have an special ailment of sorts and it WILL attract the attention of people with ill intentions and I don't want you to get caught up in anything sinister. If you have to report anything I'll give you my number or you can call Yoshinobu Okada, he is my benefactor too and i'm sure he'll take care of it."
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>>3342007
supporting >>3342015
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>>3342007
>Simple
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>>3342015
>>3342020
>>3342027

Writing....
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>>3342088

"Just simple for now. Also, ny data you gather on me has to stay off the books. I have an special ailment of sorts and it WILL attract the attention of people with ill intentions and I don't want you to get caught up in anything sinister. If you have to report anything I'll give you my number or you can call Yoshinobu Okada, he is my benefactor too and i'm sure he'll take care of it."

"Ooooookaaaaaaay? I mean why would I release some information about my patients anyway. What am I? A teenager? Afraid that you're flat chested? Pregnant? Anyway *ahem* let's start."

She starts with your 5 senses. Then your blood pressure, she start pumping and pumping and pumping and then she stares at you. You tilt her head confusingly.

"You don't need to hold it out you know? Just relax."

"I am relax, see?"

You wiggle your fingers very slowly.

"Huh?"

She then just skips the BP and goes to the basic body measurements. After a little while, you're already done.

"So, here is the result. You are a perfect healthy human girl with some....problems in your blood pressure which I just skip. Probably broken. *mumble mumble* Anyway, your good in height and your weight is---"

"STOP!! Don't say it!"

"Why?"

"Someone will hear."

"Who? The one who read this paper I have in my hand?"

"Just.....skip it that part."

"Damn, we're only just two person in this room, no need to be paranoid. Anyway there's nothing wrong with you. You can have this print with you if you value your privacy that much."

She hands you the clipboard along with your physical examination where everything is printed on the computer.

"Anything else?"

>Yes (what?)
>No (Wait for Yuu to check out.)
>Write-in
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>>3342113
full body scan won
>Yes
Go for the full body scan, since we're already here why not bite the whole bullet?
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>>3342113
do you know how blood pressure is taken?

>how does my blood look under the microscope?
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>>3342113
>What were you saying about my blood pressure?
>I don't mind you running more tests. Could you run an EKG and check my heart? (I thought we voted for the full checkup?)
>If you could get me some privacy, I know a little bit about condition. I could share it with you but you promise you have to keep it a secret. You might want to know this before you draw my blood.
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>>3342125
woops, sorry I was so sleepy. Can I retcon and delete the post I made
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>>3342143
don't worry about it, it happens to everyone. just add the rest of the scan along with the newest write-ins on the next post and problem solved
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>>3342143
I see no problem with that.
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>>3342147
Alright, I'll do that. Sorry about that slip up. My brain farted so hard that I didn't process the one I am seeing in front of me.
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>>3342152
sleeping takes priority man. Its not fun for everyone involved when the QM is miserable and it tends to show in the writings.
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>>3342125
>>3342130
>>3342135

"What were you saying about my blood pressure?"

"Well, I don't hear any blood in your arteries rather, are you sure you aren't a robot?"

"Huh? I'm human as I can be."

"Hmm, this calls for a full check up. I wonder if you have a heart."

"Uhh....sure?"

And so you get your full body check-up. First she attached you something like "EKG" according to her. After attaching the device to yourself. She looks at the monitor. Then she looks at you, then at the monitor.

"Are you sure?"

"What?"

She shows you the monitor.

"Flat line......."

Well it confirms it. You are really dead.

"Should I continue the test? I know this is very hard for you. I mean I'm starting to be scared right now. I mean......what if you're a zombie. Or some kind of new virus that revives a pretty person. Or.---"

You are lost in thought, you already know that you are probably like this yet something deep inside you that you are still normal like any other person is.

"Hello dead person? Should I continue?"

>Y-yes
>Run away
>Write-in
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>>3342199
I'll go to sleep. Resuming tomorrow.
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>>3342199
>"I said I have a condition, and you're sworn to secrecy. if you tell anyone I'll bite you."
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>>3342211
Night QM, thanks for running.

>>3342199
>"Y-yes *start to cry* I had-have a name you know. What am I going to tell them...What am I going to tell my mom and my friends.? OH GOD, my friends *Sob*."


>"Now you know why I was worried about privacy. I'm really scared too. I didn't want to hear any of this......How is it possible...I'm breathing, right, my muscles move. I can still eat....I can bleed but...it's certainly not blood in my body."

>"Doctor, You can put some of your theories to bed. I can tell you a little bit about how I got this way but you must swear secrecy to me. Like I said no records, no press, no careers. I need your help, Dr. Nagi."
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No pulse eh? That’s actually worse than the first thread when we had a weak one.
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>>3342349
It could have to do with hope energy, Sakura is insists on not letting us use it “for our own protection”. She did us a huge favor the night before but we might owe a chat.
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>>3342199
Yes. Self check out own pulse since we used to have it when we first came back.
When we’re at the MRI stage have th idea to see if we had a pulse because we were transformed and say we’re gonna try something, so take a second scan.
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>>3342240
>>3342218
>>3342199

"Y-yes I had-have a name you know. What am I going to tell them...What am I going to tell my mom and my friends.? OH GOD, my friends"

You start the waterworks even though it's an alligator tears. She tries to console you but afar. She must be scared at you. But you continue.....

"Now you know why I was worried about privacy. I'm really scared too. I didn't want to hear any of this......How is it possible...I'm breathing, right, my muscles move. I can still eat....I can bleed but...it's certainly not blood in my body. Doctor, You can put some of your theories to bed. I can tell you a little bit about how I got this way but you must swear secrecy to me. Like I said no records, no press, no careers. I need your help, Dr. Nagi."

She pities you as she try to move closer but then, your face became scary as you stare her in the eyes.


"I said I have a condition, and you're sworn to secrecy. if you tell anyone I'll bite you."

"Hiiiiii! I swear nothing will come out in this room. Whatever I see here is an illusion and in no way science cannot explain what I will witness."

"Good, start your thing."

And so hours blur as she tries to prod you with stick, ask for a droplet of blood which she can't see thus she gave up and among other things. All in all.....

"For some reason, it would be better for you to have a cursory check-up examination. Now that I saw everything, I am more scared. You aren't gonna eat me right?"

"Nah, got enough with human flesh. Although I don't mind eating one right now."

She stand up stiff afraid from what you said. You laughed at her. Now you know why bullies do this. You see it on their face and reaction. Nevertheless you try to salvage or she would decide to spill your data.

"You remember what I said right?"

"Yes. Nothing will go out."

"Good."

>Go back to Yuu, she is probably ready to check out.
>Ask her to come with you for home service
>Anything to say to the doctor before you leave?(write-in)

(Just an inconsequential update for me.)
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>>3342513
>"I was joking, I doubt its transmissable through a bite..."
although Marie created something through puking...?
>>Go back to Yuu, she is probably ready to check out.
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>>3342513
>Nothing unusual besides the obvious? I had a pulse last week even if it was weak.
>Thanks for confirming it I guess? I don't actually bite people and the monster in my head stopped telling me to kill anyone i saw a few days ago.

>If anyone with worse wounds than Yuu arrived at the hospital(oh god that would be dumb/bad luck), and she asks you if you want to become a magical girl, say no. She's a serial killer. Don't trust her Russian friend either.

(It occurs to me that we could/should have tried to ping the hospital just to check)
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>>3342513
>I’m not sure why you can’t draw blood. I was able to prick my finger and get some a day or two ago. Try to transform and draw blood.
>Relax a bit doctor, I don’t think what I have is easily transmissible through just a bite and I was joking to some degree. I don’t eat people. Sorry, that was way too mean of me, I don’t know why I did that. Beings like me have problems sometimes with impulse control and intense emotions.

> —If we can draw blood—This stuff on the other hand you should be VERY careful with. I know about some of it’s properties but I don’t know how it sustains my life. If it gets loose it could cause a big problem. I know too well about that.

>I hate to impose on a fellow workaholic but uhh-do you make house calls? I will try to make it up to you. I treat my friends well. Maybe I could give you more specifics about my condition in private.

>My friend is getting ready ready to checkout soon. You had some questions about her?

>Go back to Yuu, she is probably ready to check out.
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>"Y-yes I had-have a name you know. What am I going to tell them...What am I going to tell my mom and my friends.? OH GOD, my friends"
>"I need your help, Dr. Nagi."
>Then we threaten her to make her a zombie and laugh at that.
Holy shit, aren't we the biggest fucking drama queen around?

>ask for a droplet of blood which she can't see
That's weird since two or three days ago we could bleed. maybe the cut isn't big enough

>>3342513
>Go back to Yuu, she is probably ready to check out.
>Tell Nagi that if she wants to make more tests she can call us
>give her our burner phone number.
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>>3342575
>Drama queen
I had written it to be serious the oh god part was Junko realizing that she may have killed Marie and Raye inadvertently anyway. it got mashed up with the threat of zombiefication vote.

Maybe Junko is running low on corruption after the fight. That’s why we are acting like a bitch too.
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>>3342661
>the oh god part was Junko realizing that she may have killed Marie and Raye inadvertently
But we wanted them dead, we knew that they would return in a similar state to ours and since the moment we returned as a half shadow we knew we didn't come back right because we bleed black ooze among other things. I mean, junko should be surprised that she has no pulse, but it should be more like an "oooh, that's interesting to know" and not a full blown out "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA".

Also, i still don't get why we consider ourselves "dead". We're pretty much alive, is just that what keeps us alive (food, water sleep, blood) has changed (black ooze instead of blood, and we have to add corruption on top of needing food and water).
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>>3342575
We do regenerate. My initial thought was that we were more of a shadow construct than a real body, but regeneration could be closing the wound from the needle?

>>3342711
Sounds like our "mischievous" shadow instincts are kicking in again.
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>>3342748
>but regeneration could be closing the wound from the needle
that makes sense. We could also attribute it to the black ooze being too thick for the needle.
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Gonna run in 30 or in a hour
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>>3342519
>>3342531
>>3342553

"I was joking, I doubt its transmissable through a bite.........maybe"

"Huh? Did I hear a mumble?"

"No?"

"HEY YOU SAID MAYBE, YOU SAID MAYBE!!"

"WHAT NO! Anyway, thanks for confirming it I guess? I don't actually bite people and the monster in my head stopped telling me to kill anyone i saw a few days ago."

"Say wha-"

"Nothing unusual besides the obvious? I had a pulse last week even if it was weak?"

"I can't detect any blood or anything that resemble a pulse or a heartbeat. Even the x-ray shows nothing."

She shows you the x-ray results which she puts on a light wall. Nothing. Not even a white line or anything. Its just plain blue tinted film.

"Anyway, word of advice, If anyone with worse wounds than Yuu arrived at the hospital, and she asks you if you want to become a magical girl, say no. She's a serial killer. Don't trust her Russian friend either."

"Okaaaaaaaaaay? Is that a new stunt for a new anime?"

"They're kidnappers."

"Oh....."

"I hate to impose on a fellow workaholic but uhh-do you make house calls? I will try to make it up to you. I treat my friends well. Maybe I could give you more specifics about my condition in private?"

"I....pass. I mean, you already threatened me for not publicizing your info....I MEAN!! not wanting to share your info. No no no no that is not the way I meant to say, I mean ugh....fine. I'll go."

"Then I'll take my leave doctor, can I get your number?"

She gives you a card where her name, office (which is where you stand right now) and her phone numbers and her office number are written. After saying goodbyes, you go to Yuu's room who is just having some checks before she goes out.

"So you aren't dizzy anymore?"

"Yep! Good as new."

"What a bundle of sunshine you are. Next time, don't get a high fever alright?"

"Un! Thanks Doctor."

"My pleasure, look here is your elder sister."

"She's my friend doctor."

"Oh! Sorry about that. Anyway I'll leave the two of you."

Both of you walk out the hospital as noon approaches.

"Ugh....too hot. Junko, lets go find something cold."

>Go back to the hospital for the AC but you won't get anywhere
>Department Store, more Yuu interaction
>Home, mothers are still hungover
>Mansion, Marie and Raye are waiting there
>Write-in
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>>3343574
>Write In: Treat Yuu to ice cream on the way back to the mansion. Bring some back for the other girls.
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>>3343574
>Write In: Treat Yuu to ice cream on the way back to the mansion. Bring some back for the other girls
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>>3343574
>Write In: Treat Yuu to ice cream on the way back to the mansion. Bring some back for the other girls and our moms.

They are going to double kill yuu for breaking the curfew.
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>>3343574
>>Write In: Treat Yuu to ice cream on the way back to the mansion. Bring some back for the other girls.
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I have the feeling that the next time the good doctor comes to check us, she will come in a hazmat suit full of garlic.
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>>3343675
Thanks for the idea

>>3343614
>>3343607
>>3343598
>>3343594
Writing....
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>>3343675
I’m personally surprised we didn’t demonstrate magic to her.

Do we even poop? I suddenly feel like we didn’t notice we never had to use the bathroom this whole time.
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>>3343698

"How about some ice cream?"

"Sure! Let's go."

And so you and Yuu, goes onto the most tastiest ice cream shop. She won't settle on a local one and insist that they would go eat on the best ice cream in town. Deep inside, you are also craving for ice cream. The two of you run where Yuu leads you to where the ice cream shop is.

..........

"Hmmm, impossible. Invisible blood?" I just injecting her for 10 times yet nothing comes. Did I make a mistake? Hmmmm.....OH! I FORGOT! SHE DOESN'T HAVE BLOOD!"

Nagi smack her head with her palm as she can't even notice the obvious ones.

"Oh well...might as well put the syringes on the trash and put the barrel on my refrigerated freezer."

Little did Nagi knows that Junko just kept silent when she tries to get Junko's blood, the black corruptive fluid boils inside worried that it may burst out from the plastic container.

..................

Both of you licked your ice cream at the corner of the table. Yuu have 10 stacks of ice cream on her cone while you just settle for two.

"I don't know how you manage to balance 10 of them but don't you think that is too much?"

"Too much? Non-sense. This is beginner level Junko! A pro could make it 30 scoops."

"You know what, you win...okay? Oh right I forgot! Our moms got really drunk last night and managed to get themselves thrown in jail. What the heck are we going to do with them? Anyway, I sent them home because they were still way too hungover to function. I think you inherited your brawling skills from your mom..."

"Well, one time I saw her fighting on a mud with the other mother in my kindergarten. I don't know what are they fighting for."

"Huh....really."

"Yep....so where should we go?"

"Wait! Before that, I should go get ice creams for my girls."

"Oh.....them. I'll wait here then."

She licks her ice cream while you order 5. Considering Marie she will get three and you will give one for Okada and Raye. After getting their orders, Yuu stands up and only 2 stacks of ice cream left in her cone.

>Go somewhere (where?)
>Do something (what?)
>Train (what?)
>Investigate (who?)
>Write-in
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>>3343780
>Go somewhere (where?): Go back to the mansion. Bring the shadow girls the ice cream and come up with a plan to help Kanna with Yuu and the rest of our team.
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>>3343752
Silly anon, girls don't poop. That's a known fact.

>>3343780
Little did Nagi knows that Junko just kept silent when she tries to get Junko's blood, the black corruptive fluid boils inside worried that it may burst out from the plastic container.
Wait. So not only is our blood capable of being invisible, but has some sort of sentience/self preservation skills?

>Go somewhere
Home. Otherwise the ice cream will melt and if we are lucky the moms decided to sleep the day away and yuu might be saved.
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>>3343780
Supporting >>3343837
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be right back gonna eat dinner
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>>3343854
That brings up an interesting experiment. Does the blood weigh anything?

You would think we’d have learned from marie’s Vomit that we need to clean up after ourselves. Still unexpected since we totally should have birthed other shadows from blood loss in previous fights.
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>>3344059
Gee I wonder if Dr. Nagi will accidentally create a wonder drug that age regress to a young teenage woman XD
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>>3344059
i think i finally understood what was going on on the text. Our general anxiety of being tested literally boiled off our blood and that's why we could bleed before but not now. Because there was nothing in our veins.
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>>3344102
More like she’s going to call us and ask why something is trying to break out of the fridge. (The medical ones have locks I think? To prevent people trying to steal drugs from injecting themselves with Ebola looking for cocaine.)
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writing
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>>3344223

"Let's go home Yuu. You're mother is probably waiting at your home."

"No I don't wannaaaaa........."

.........

*At home*

Opening the door, you see the two mothers in a table. Yuu runs over to her mother hugging her behind.

"Mother! Junko said that you got in the pri- WHY ARE YOU STILL DRINKING!!"

"Shut up Yuu! Jeez, your old lady has sensitive ears you know?"

Then your mother sees you.

"Junkoooooooooooo!!! Are you a ghost? *giggle*"

You can only sigh.

>Lay off the alcohol now. In fact NO ALCOHOLIC DRINKS!!
>Carry on then....*go out and give the ice cream to the shadow mansion*
>Write-in
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>>3344258
>...no, i'm not.
>take away their drinks and replace them with the ice cream.
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>>3344258
>...no, i'm not, Mother.
>take away their drinks and replace them with a serving of the ice cream.
>Mental link: Sorry Marie, your going to have to share. I'll try to make it up to you.
>Ladies, I'm going to keep an eye on Yuu. She was really sick last night. Please get some rest. You shouldn't be doing this to your bodies. I don't want to take you two to the hospital too.
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>>3344309
hmm, what if we bring Raye and Marie to the house? there is no real reason to not do so. Yes, both girls are missing, but literally no one is looking for them.
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>>3344273
>>3344309

Sorry my internet is acting up again. Anyway writing.
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>>3344384

"....no I'm not mother."

You start to get all their drinks to Mrs. Mitsukoshi disappointment. You replace it with ice cream. And give them each one.

"Here. Eat this and be sober."

"Fine.......AH FUCK BRAINFREEZE BRAINFREEZE!!"

"Mother! You shouldn't eat in large scoops. Seriously."

Mrs. Mitsukoshi clutches her head while Yuu tries to massage her temples. Your mother meekly eats her own ice cream.

"Well Yuu, I'll leave the two mothers to you. I have something to do."

The three grunts their approval and you go outside. Going to Okada's mansion. Where you see a.......

"Yes come on. Walk proudly! HEY DON'T SLACK!"

The whole mansion stairs became an impromptu fashion show. Is there anything Marie can't do? Then Raye slides behind you.

"My Queen! Marie said that she already has a dress ready for you."

Oh no.....

>RUN
>RUN RUN
>RUN RUN RUN
>ESCAPE LIKE YOU LIFE DEPENDED ON IT
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>>3344401
>ESCAPE LIKE YOU LIFE DEPENDED ON IT
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>3344401
>RUN RUN RUN
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>>3344401
>RUN RUN RUN
>Go back to Yuu's
>Yuu, Mom help!
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>>3344404
>>3344406
>>3344415

Roll to escape (1d100)
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Rolled 54 (1d100)

>>3344449
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Rolled 32 (1d100)

>>3344449
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Rolled 55 (1d100)

>>3344449
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Rolled 44 (1d100)

>>3344449
Time for a tactical retreat!
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>>3344451
>>3344452
>>3344455

"Coordinator, we have our Star of the Night!" Raye shouts.

Like a bullet she runs to you. With all of your alarm bells ringing, you start to run.

"JUNKOOOOOOO!!! COME BACK!!"

"NEVERRRRR!!!"

The two of you run around the mansion until you remember something.

"BINDING SLASH!!"

Marie who runs with all of her speed, got caught, tripped and eat a faceful of dirt from the sudden halt.

"Sorry Marie, this is for your own good."

You go inside the mansion to see the fashion show is still going on.

"EVERYONE!! SHOW IS OVER, GO BACK TO YOUR STATIONS!!"

Everyone drop whatever they do and clean the vicinity immediately. What is left is Okada in disgusting girly dress with a ugly ass gaudy makeup and an exaggerated hair. She fidgets himself in the center as she curls her wig hair in circles.

"My niece forced me to.....Can I take this off?"

"Go on. And take a bath. You are more scarier than all of the horror ghost combined."

Okada goes whatever he want to clean himself while you go to your room. Today is already an exhausting day. You just decide to nap it off for the afternoon hoping that in a few hours, is a less hectic one.

............


"Come on Sachiko, you can do it!"

"FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCK!!!"

"Yes that's it! Push!"

"ARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH"

"PUSH HARDER"

"SHUT UP! IM NOT CONCEIVING A CHILD"

Natalya and Sachiko is pushing a wheel-like door which rolls to the wall, there, they started walking to the dimly lit tunnel.

"Not to impose Sachiko but, are you sure your stomach is fine?"

"It's fine. You have a good job icing my stomach away."

"Of course, I have to heal myself whenever I get a drop with bears. Nasty creatures. So what are we gonna find here?"

"Something that would give me an edge in case."

"A secret weapon perhaps?"

"You'll see......"

The two of them continue to walk as the tunnel goes darker and darker.

(1/2)
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>>3344494
...............................

"HQ....."

"Arc, we haven't heard you for 3 days."

"Yeah, something happened."

"We saw it on the news. Did you find the ringleader."

"Of course, and the victims too. And everyone else."

"Think you can do it?"

"Of course. It's just the matter of time."

"Alright. I trust you on this.....stay safe."

"Awfully considerate of you."

"I worry to you know."

"Then I'll call you again."

You ended the call as you play something on your hand. It's a red thread that leads to the side of the big mansion.

"I think I will have my answers from you.......Yuu Mitsukoshi."

The wind picks up on her balcony where on the table sits the entire class roster of Section II-B

................


Awoken from the sudden heat of your windows, it's already 5pm. You begrudgingly stand up and give yourself a minute to collect yourself. Then you go to Okada's office. Going inside, he is staring at the screen of his laptop.

"Okada?"

"Oh! My queen. Someone is standing in front of our mansion."

"Who is it?"

"I don't know but she is normal enough. Like a normal person."

"What do you mean?"

"Is a civilian a more preferable term?"

Hmmmmm.........

>Let her in
>Chase her out
>Let Marie/Raye go meet her.
>Write-in
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>>3344497
>Write-in:
>I will go and see what she wants. Have Marie and Raye back me up. I can't take any chances she could have powers like mine.
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>>3344497
>Write-in
>Take a look trough the Mansion's cameras.
>then when we see that its Arc, we go and meet her personally.
If she asks, we work here. and we won't let her pass. and if she tries to hurt us, we runn in the oposite direction of the mansion.

Wait a minute, Yuu isn't in the mansion, why did she come here? do we have another thread?
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>>3344497
>Take a look trough the Mansion's cameras.
>If it’s a civilian, >>3344503 and test out our new power. If not then get ready for a fight.
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>>3344497
>Wait a minute, Yuu isn't in the mansion, why did she come here? do we have another thread?

It could be on Raye. Our position is all sorts of compromised. I don't know why we haven't tried to find more hideouts yet. Yuu's place is blown and the mansion is too.
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>>3344503
support
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>>3344524
>It could be on Raye.
You have a point there. we don't really know if marie or raye have trackers on them.
>I don't know why we haven't tried to find more hideouts yet.
We literally have no time. we moved our moms to the new place at best three days ago, the fight was yesterday night and between getting yuu from the hospital, bailing out our moms and just general exhaustion, we haven't had the time to even begin to look at how to seal any of the potential new safe houses that okada has in stock.
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>>3344537
>hideouts
I didn't mean in an immediate sense. We had little time yesterday. I know anons have been floating the idea at least since the thread after we turned Rei.
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>>3344503
>>3344510
>>3344519

Looking at her, she is normal as she can be. A teenager who is busily looking left and right.

"Okada, look at the cameras."

"Of course."

>"Marie, we may have an intruder. Go scout the area for something.

>"Roger."

You go below and see Raye wearing a maid outfit.

"Marie told me to....."

"Whatever, come follow me."

You open the door and go to the gate where you see a girl looking scared at you. As you stop where you can hold conversation enough to hear you, you start.

"May I know why you are here."

"I....I....I'm sorry, my friends just dared me to do thing thing I swear."

>"My queen. I found 3 person hiding behind the bush. They are laughing possibly at the girl you are conversing right now."

Pranks.....you really hate them.

>"What to do Junko? Should I scare them?"

>Ignore all of this shit and go inside. What a waste of time
>At least give the poor girl some help
>Marie get those 3 people out of there. We found someone to experiment to......
>Write-in
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>>3344562
>At least give the poor girl some help. What's your name? Offer her a handshake to use your skin contact passive.
>Write-in: Mental link: Marie keep an eye on those other three kids.
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>>3344562
>At least give the poor girl some help
>What's your name? Shake her hand to use our skin contact passive.
I think that the three girls can relate to the little victim here.
>Write-in: Mental link: Marie keep an eye on those other three kids.
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>>3344562
>At least give the poor girl some help.
>What's your name? Offer her a handshake to use your skin contact passive.
>Write-in: Mental link: Marie keep an eye on those other three kids.
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>>3344589
>>3344593
>>3344599

Writing....and last update.
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>>3344606

>"Marie, keep an eye on those three kids."

>"Well they are snickering on her. Apparently, our mansion have an urban legend about kidnapping teenage girls and never to be found again."

>"Say what?"

>"Yes!"

Extending your hand to the poor scared girl in front of you,

"What's your name?"

"M-Ma-Mako."

"I'm Junko, nice to meet you."

Yet she didn't try to shake your hand as she is shakily standing at the gate.

>"Junko, I think they are planning something."

>"What?"

>"They're going to extort her for not entering the mansion. Junko, you need to do something."

Your patience is already wear thin. Raye puts her hand on your should to try to calm you own. You don't.....

>Ask Mako to enter the mansion
>Ask Mako what to do with her bullies behind the bush
>Ask Mako to go away while you deal with the bullies outside
>Marie and Raye should do......(Write-in)
>Write-in
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>"Relax Mako, I'm friendly."
>Clasp Mako's shoulder (for passive),"Mako, are you feeling okay: you look pale?"
>"Raye, be a dear and tidy up a bit. Make sure everyone is decent (make sure shadows aren't running around in the open) Put on some tea, this poor girl looks like she might fall over."
>*whisper once we are close* "I don't think your "friends" are being very nice or planning on letting up on you afterwards. I got bullied too and I want to help. Do you want to come inside or we can scare them off...or both?"
>Mental link: "Marie, if Raye doesn't understand, text Okada that I am telling her to corral the shadows. I'm seeing what Mako wants to do but those kids are going to screw with her if she enters or not. Should we get Yuu to help too?"
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Sounds like we got seen somehow?
Really Sakura? You went and took a nap before removing the string?
Might as well adapt our story into the urban legend. If it spreads then Sachiko is gonna have a hell of a bunch of explaining to do if everyone fails to off her.
>>3344619
I want to prank them despite the risk to our cover. I guess maybe plant some empty beer bottles in the bushes afterwards to make it look like they were drunk?

Would you like to pull a prank on them Mako?
Bind the bullies in place.
Have a little feast and do small talk.
Then after it’s all done e plain that we’r ACTUALLY a dead magical girl that came back for revenge because our leader is a serial killer
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>>3344785
She's obviously rooted in place so that she can hear the whole thing
>Start making shadows (Maybe we should just use non-shadow employees and some costumes/makeup and simply make 1 or 2 yokai out of shadows?) to fake a Hyakki Yagyō while being perfectly clear that this is a prank and not a "real" one out to kill people to the terrified child
Release the bindings on the bullies so that they can run.

If the press somehow gets wind of the event later we just say it was a drunken employee costume party that went out of hand, not a planned parade.
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>>3344619
Supporting >>3344643.
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>>3344619
>"Relax Mako, I'm friendly and those rumors are just that, rumors."
>Clasp Mako's shoulder (for passive),"Mako, are you feeling okay: you look pale?"
>"Raye, could you go inside and, you know, make sure everything is decent for our guest? Also, could you make some cookies and appetizers?
>*whisper once we are close* "I don't think your "friends" are being very nice or planning on letting up on you afterwards. We can go inside the mansion's backyard and talk about that.
>Mental link: "Marie, if Raye doesn't understand, text Okada that I am telling her to corral the shadows."
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could we try to test mako and see if she's MG material? if she's worthy we could give her part of our hope core (so that we can regain the use of our light powers) and later on corruption powers.
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>>3344643
support
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>>3345287
That sounds extremely irresponsible. Sachiko and Natayla are still on the loose and they enjoy killing/kidnapping magical girls.
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>>3346119
Well, we need numbers, have an extra hope core that is gathering dust and she seems desperate enough. Might as well, throw the idea and see if it sticks.
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>>3345053
>>3344829
>>3344643

Writing....
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>>3346166

You try to compose yourself and give the best winning smile to Mako. But she is more scared than she ever been. Is you smile that scary? You turn to Raye smiled at her, she shivered in fear thinking that you will do something bad to her. Reverting to your serious face which is more intimidating, you start to speak softly as the best as you can.

"Relax Mako, I'm friendly and those rumors are just that, rumors. Raye, could you go inside and, you know, make sure everything is decent for our guest? Also, could you make some cookies and appetizers?. Make it at the back of our garden so we can enjou the beautiful sunset there."

"Yes my mistress."

You go closer to her and she starts to step back yet all she manage is one step. You gently clasp Mako shoulder and be as soothing as you can be.

"There there, relax. You're feeling okay? You look so pale. If you want to know, why not enter the mansion. I guess those three friends hiding in the bush are jealous at you now."

"O-O-Okay......"

"Then follow me behind."

You start to walk to the backyard while she warily and meekly walk through the wide mansion. Even though you could have called Okada's shadow and hail a caddy but you don't want to scare the poor girl. As you are halfway there, she starts to speak.

"A-Are you alone living in this b-big mansion?"

"Hm? No there is my...uh.....employer? He is in charge of finances and everything."

"I-I see...."

>"Okada, are you there?"

>"Yes my queen, I already got the memo. No shadows will go outside."

>"Good."

You arrive at the back where freshly baked muffins, cookies and a tea set waiting. Raye is already waiting at the table to serve both of you.

>"This is Marie, seems they are now jealous of her. They are walking out of here. I don't know what they will do. Although they said that they will go drink to blow some stress. Want me to stake on them?

>Yes
>No

Mako starts to eat slowly while you watch at her. She is a very quiet person and very meek. She would be bullied easily considering when you start staring at her, she looks like she would start to cry. You could see yourself on her when you were little. Maybe if you didn't get any friends, you would end up like her. She must be suffering everytime she goes out of the house. But if she is suffering that much then.....

>Check out her corruption
>Do the Kyuubei
>smile at her silently and let her finish the meal
>Write-in
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>>3346209
>No. they are irrelevant.

>Check out her corruption
>So, how come someone like you ended up with "friends" like those?


wtf is "do the kyuubei"?
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>>3346223
Do the kyuubei means "Do you want to be a magical girl? It was a parody from meguca is suffering with kyuubei forces madoka to become a meguca
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>>3346209
>No. There is no need. We could send Mako home in a car to keep her away from them for the time being.

>Text Yuu: I'm sitting in the backyard with a scared civilian girl. Would you like to come over and help me calm her down?

>Check out her corruption
>So, how come someone like you ended up with "friends" like those? Mako, I know what it's like you can talk to me."

>>3346223
>kyuubei
Make a contract with me and become a magical girl. its from Makoka
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>>3346263
>Text Yuu: I'm sitting in the backyard with a scared civilian girl. Would you like to come over and help me calm her down?

That's a bad idea because we know IC that she still has the thread attached to her.
We still don't know if the safehouse is 100% compromised, but we don't need to make that 100% a reality by bringing her to the mansion.

>Both explanations.
Oh. that makes sense now.
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>>3346209
Forgot to paste another line of dialogue in >>3346263

>Tell me about yourself, Mako. What's your family like. Do you have any hobbies. Junko should share about yourself as necessary.

>>3346282
>text Yuu
I thought we took the tracker of Yuu but I forgot QM never mentioned it.
Could just change it to "I'm sitting here with a scared civilian girl, whom was about to get badly bullied. What should I do?
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>>3346310
maybe we could go to the house instead. Wait, no, the place has two drunk mothers. Maybe we should go to a nearby park instead.
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>>3346209

>>3346317
That's not a terrible idea or we could take her to a restaurant or a movie. How old is Mako, maybe she knows Kanna if she goes to our school?
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>>3346282
I don't think we do realize the thread is still attached. We seem to have mostly blacked out when Sakura was in charge so we don't actually realize she left it on.
>>3346209
>Would you like to go someplace else?
>Maybe a movie theatre?
>MARIE DEMANDS A FASHION SHOW
>Show up dressed to the nines at a movie premier via helicopter entrance. (Yuu get's invited along too)
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>>3346341
>Show up dressed to the nines at a movie premier via helicopter entrance.
that's too much, too out of character and something that might anger the greed shadow, specially for someone we just met.
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>>3346341
>>3346362
Plus Junko doesn't do dress up.
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>>3346362
Oh so NOW we start being frugal. The dresses are already in the mansion, the real cost is helicopter fuel if we don't just take a limo.
>>3346372
She's not dressing up Junko.
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>>3346209
>No
>Check out her corruption
>So, how come someone like you ended up with "friends" like those?
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>>3346375
>Oh so NOW we start being frugal.
Most of the time we have been frugal. The only times we didn't were when we went on vacation(which ended up making more money for okada thanks to Mary) and yesterday when we asked Okada if he was interested in the bar, and he was. We have never forced him to splurge out money for our amusement.

>She's not dressing up Junko.
but that is something that corruptor told us when we were buying clothes for Mary- Junko doesn't like to dress up or dresses in general.
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>>3346388
>>3346310
>>3346263
>>3346223

Writing
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>>3346375
I misunderstood, maybe Mako would be into dress up. I want to know her deal first, before we accidentally bring her into our mess.
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>>3346401

"Come back here Marie, I would probably need some help here. I'm not really a sociable person to take this anymore."

"Awwwww, Junko cannot take social cues for a minute. How sad."

"Stop being snippy and come back here."

"YES MA'AM!"

You turn back to Mako who is sipping her tea.

So, how come someone like you ended up with "friends" like those?"

"Huh?"

"It shows, seems you haven't had a great time."

"I-....Please don't tell them about this."

"They won't in fact, tell me about yourself, Mako. What's your family like. Do you have any hobbies. Junko should share about yourself as necessary."

"I....Well....uhm....uhhhh."

"You can answer one at a time."

"O-okay....My family is uhm....poor. I....don't have any h-hobbies....uhm....maybe playing games? And...uhm....I have a boyfriend."

"Wow, tell me about him."

"H-he said that I was just his meat toilet."

.......

You check her for corruption and then it blows like a hurricane. You already saw a meek and silent girl like Raye. It was so big that she is holding it out for so long. Marie now arrives with another tray of cakes when she saw the same thing you saw. She slides beside you and whisper you in the ear.

"Damn, this girl can be a shadow if you push her on the dark path. I mean Uncle is one. I don't know, we could cultivate her into one of us. She is already broken."

True, all her pain, sorrows, and hardships. All now laid bare to you. And she endured it. Endure like a masochistic girl she is. All you need is to break that thin line of her sanity to turn into depravity.

>Do it
>Don't
>Write-in
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>>3346487
>Write-in
>Mental link to marie: That's the easy and cheap way. If i wanted to convert someone into a shadow, i could do it to almost anyone with no problem. What I wanna see right now is if she can be something more.

>Don't corrupt her.
>Talk to mako
>That's horrible! Someone like you shouldn't let herself be stomped like that.
>Hug her and absorb some of her corruption.
>Wanna play some videogames with us?
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>>3346487
>Do it
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someone with such willpower to keep going shouldn't be transformed into a mere shadow.
Her hope powers should be off the charts if we manage to make her a magical girl on her own volition
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wait, wrong logo
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>>3346487
>Don't
>siphon a bit of her corruption to ease her load.
>Write-in:
I'm so sorry, Mako. I've never been with anyone before, and it certainly wouldn't be someone like that. What is your family like, are they nice to you? I just have my mom. My dad died when I was real young. I like fighting games, what do you play? Would you like to go to the arcade with me and my friends? (Invite Yuu along. We need someone still morally good to help us out)

>Look Mako, I want to help you. I just....I'm involved in some really complicated things. I'm not sure if you would believe me and I wouldn't want to get someone else in trouble. Do you want to be my friend?
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>>3346487

>Don’t do it
>some combination of the write ins >>3346513 and >>3346531
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>>3346487
>Don't, I'd prefer to do that to those that inflicted misery instead of having received it.
>Marie, What's a meat toilet? It doesn't sound very nice.
>Siphon some of the corruption off
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>>3346513
>>3346531
>>3346565
>>3346579

Writing
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>>3346587

"That's the easy and cheap way. If i wanted to convert someone into a shadow, i could do it to almost anyone with no problem. What I wanna see right now is if she can be something more."

"True, but we need all allies we can get Junko. We don't want her to be hunted by the likes of Sachiko where she has a way in her words. We can help her Junko. Being a shadow makes her feeling wash it all away. Although I would understand that she would embrace some of it but you are the queen. You can manipulate just like mine how you created Mary. You can create a vessel of shadow that empowers her strongest emotion and mold her out of it. Look at her, don't you want to help her?"

You look at the girl who is quietly sipping her tea unbeknownst to her that a big corruptive shadow is clawing angrily at you. Realizing that it could trigger a certain amount of alarms in your head. You stand up to your seat and immediately hug her dropping the cup into the soft grass. She was startled as you start to siphon her suffering away.

"Wh-What happened?"

"Look Mako, I want to help you. I just....I'm involved in some really complicated things. I'm not sure if you would believe me and I wouldn't want to get someone else in trouble. Do you want to be my friend?"

"W-why?"

"I can easily see a suffering person. I can wash all your worries away. Now....just release them all."

"What are you.....wait....why I am......"

Mako tears starts to shed, her body leaned onto you and then she starts to cry. Very very loud. The corruption is slowly siphoned onto her and into you empowering yourself. Then you hear a voice inside your head.

Wow, what a big catch Junko! Are you sure you want to suck all of these corruption? You'll eclipse your hopeful energy and in turn, it will never recover and you'll become a 100% shadow. Just reminding you from your friendly neighborhood who is staying here for free.

But looking at the corruption inside her. It seems to be.......regenerating? Just how much this girl suffering hides so much?

"Junko, we need to get her inside. She will attract different kinds of attention."

Right, you are in the middle of siphoning a probably unlimited supply of corruption.

>Mako, let's go in and play videogames
>Go to the basement, she could be a wonderful subject about shadows
>Call Okada for advice. He must have some kind of idea
>Write-in

Be right back....gonna go out to eat.
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>>3346672
>Mako, let's go in and play videogames
>Mental link with marie: Marie, try to siphon corruption from her. Seems like she can regenerate it at a very fast rate.
>Whisper the same to Raye whenever we get the chance.

>Mako, let's go in and play videogames

I have the feeling that she is the right candidate for the hope core we have.
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>>3346672
>Mako, let's go in and play videogames
after she starts to play one of the other girls.
>Call Yuu,ask for her advice. "I just met a girl and she is almost overflowing with corruption. How can I help her? I have a hope essence so I could make her a magical girl. I could bring her over to you.
>Okada, there has to be something we can do for this poor girl. Ironically we might have to live up to that urban legend about the mansion and help Mako disappear from her tragic life.
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>>3346672
>>Mako, let's go in and play videogames
>>Mental link with marie: Marie, try to siphon corruption from her. Seems like she can regenerate it at a very fast rate. Don’t go too overboard though.
>>Whisper the same to Raye whenever we get the chance.
after she starts to play one of the other girls.
>Call Yuu, ask for her advice. "I just met a girl and she is almost overflowing with corruption. How can I help her? I have a hope essence so I could make her a magical girl. I could bring her over to you?
>Okada, there has to be something we can do for this poor girl. Ironically we might have to live up to that urban legend about the mansion and help Mako disappear from her tragic life.
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>>3346672
>Mako, let's go in and play videogames
>Mental link with marie: Marie, try to siphon corruption from her. Seems like she can regenerate it at a very fast rate.
>Whisper the same to Raye whenever we get the chance.

>Mako, let's go in and play videogames
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Seems too much like we're close to just using her
>>3346672
>Play videogames. What kind of games do you like? We need a bond with her other than being her parasite.
Ask Yuu for advice maybe?
Hope Essence is a BAD idea. Think about how much we spammed out shadows when we started despairing. Magical girls make way more shadows than regular people. If we gave it to her we'd be making a giant shadow bomb engulfing at least half the city.

>@Sakura She's not a fish. She's a person. Would that be enough to start absorbing some of that hope we have stashed in the basement?
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>>3346806
>Seems too much like we're close to just using her
well... we kinda are. we would be using her in the same way we are using Raye.

>If we gave it to her we'd be making a giant shadow bomb engulfing at least half the city.
I'm afraid i don't follow. why would she explode? Ideally the hope core and the regenerating shadows would clash together, consuming each other continiously(creating a "dark" magical girl) or one will end up consuming the other,leaving us at square 1(and us maybe converting her into a shadow) or qith a normal magical girl.
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>>3346858
When a magical girl despairs she makes a bunch of shadows. We have seen this demonstrated multiple times with ourselves, Yuu and Rei. If she's producing enough of it to fill our tank beyond the breaking point then the second she's a magical girl she's going to make the stuff everyone else made look like pattycake because the despair will STILL be there and it's from relatively existential causes that can't really be solved.
Killing her boyfriend and bullies won't solve it. She'd probably not react well to it because there's generally no good negative or positive reaction to an undead going around slaughtering human beings that are mean to her. She'd still be poor and be neglected or abused by whatever TF is happening in her household. Her becoming a magical girl won't change that or her past so, there's no real way to disarm that bomb outside of a massive amount of time and therapy.
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>>3346891
the thing is that she isn't despairing right now also, its despair in general what attracts or creates shadows. The same happened to our mom and i think corruptor explained it on the first thread. that might change how things will evolve.
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>>3346700
>>3346704
>>3346747
>>3346761
>>3346806

Writing.....and I'm back.
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>>3346923

Yep, she is hiding it with her smiling face and endured it all. Now that you try to do it.....well good luck.
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>>3346923
So what you're saying is that her friends and boyfriend are probably shadows preying upon her? We just scored some acceptable targets if Arc doesn't attack first!
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>>3346946
>Spoiler
Given how a shadow was pretending to be us just to consume our mom, that isn't a far fetched idea.
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>>3346934

"Mako, let's go in and play videogames. Okay?"

Her cries are still muffled in your shoulder that you and Marie try to carry her inside. Once that you're inside you shout at Raye which she immediately on your side.

"Girls, help me siphon her corruption. Go!"

Marie and Raye immediately start to siphon Mako corruption. Yet even with the three of you, it's still not enough for you to break even. In fact after five minutes, Marie starts to tap out as she is very light headed or more like drunk from too much corruption. Raye then, also taps out second as she also is drunk from too much corruption. With no choice you try to call Yuu. After 3 rings, she picks up.

"Yuu? I just met a girl and she is almost overflowing with corruption. How can I help her? I have a hope essence so I could make her a magical girl. I could bring her over to you?"

"Wait what? You don't do that Junko! Would it be best to solve it themselves? Maybe it accumulated because she can't solve it for herself. I mean where are you right no- NO MOTHER PLEASE STOP THAT."

"What are you doing?"

"Doing the best as I can to not make them drink alchohol. No Mrs. Kurosaki that is not a sake, that is bleach. MOTHER HELP ME STOP HER!! Anyway Junko, I'm very busy on my end so please.....NO WAIT STOP DON'T DRINK THAT!!!"

You wince as you hear Yuu drops her phone presumably to stop your mother to drink bleach. You also hear some glass rattling probably Yuu's mother raiding the liquor, You called Okada above where he appears on your room seconds later.

"My Queen, I detected another powerful sha.......dow."

"What is it Okada? Anyway, there has to be something we can do for this poor girl. Ironically we might have to live up to that urban legend about the mansion and help Mako disappear from her tragic life."

"What do you mean that stupid urban legend? I have enough media to chase them out no matter I debunked that stupid tale teenagers kept babbling about. And I detected a powerful shadow......inside our house. Which is on your back by the way."

You turn around where you see her body now unconscious but you see a trail of shadow that stands on her back. The lower part doesn't have feet but it has a large torso and bulging arms and a tentacle hair wiggling in different direction.

"Marie, Raye......get ready for combat. Okada. I need your support. Maybe this will be your tutorial for battle."

"Ready when you are my queen."

>Action? Mako shadow emerge inside the shadow infested mansion. Just like JoJo stand she is staring menacingly at you.
>Junko Skill list: https://pastebin.com/ppWJz89J
>Marie Skill list: https://pastebin.com/DuPyuzx2
>Raye Skill List: https://pastebin.com/xkzuXra7

>Try to draw it out to the basement so it wont trash on the ground floor and damage the mansion.
>Try to draw it out of the mansion and into the forest where its the closest area where no people in it.
>Try to cut the connection between the shadow and Mako
>Sakura.....any ideas?
>Write-in
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>>3346985
>Sakura.....any ideas?
>Try to cut the connection between the shadow and Mako
>Try to draw it to the basement so it won't trash the ground floor and damage the mansion.
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>>3346985
>Try to cut the connection between the shadow and Mako with our hope blade.
>The rest drive it towards the basement!

welp, i guess we won't have to worry about her exploding into lots of shadows.
and this is very fitting for the BG music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUhVCoTsBaM
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>>3346985
>Sakura.....any ideas?
>Try to cut the connection between the shadow and Mako with our hope blade.
>Okada, summon some shadowshades. Tell them to make sure the shadow can’t get back to her and keep Mako from wandering off anywhere.
>The rest drive it towards the basement!
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>>3346672
>You'll eclipse your hopeful energy and in turn, it will never recover and you'll become a 100% shadow.
weren't we waiting for that situation?
a few threads ago she said we cant incorporate our hope energy because our shadow is not yet strong enough, but now we're at that balance.
Should we look into that again and become perfectly balanced as all things in the universe should be?
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>>3347000
>>3347001
>>3347018

Writing
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>>3347060
i'm guessing that she meant that if we tried to absorb all the corruption she had we'd turn into a shadow, but you are right. we have to ask sakura about balancing both sides now that we have the means to do so.
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>>3347061

"Okada, summon some shadowshades. Tell them to make sure the shadow can’t get back to her and keep Mako from wandering off anywhere. We're going to lure it on the basement to prevent some damage here in the mansion."

"Alright!"

He summons 12 Shadowshades immediately and ordered all of them.

"Go to the basement and clear all the cars to my warehouse in the docks. Go! Before my cars would be destroyed."

The shadowshades immediately drop down below the floor as you hear car revving and go outside the underground basement parking. You summon your blade and douse with hope. And now you see that your hope blade goes back from the way it was when you just came back to your mother to kill that shadowshade. A dimly light aura around your sword. Not wanting to mull for a second, you command Raye and Marie to lure it onto the basement. The two of them nods and start firing them carefully not to damage the mansion. You try to call Sakura inside your mind.

>"Sakura, any ideas?"

I don't know. All of my ideas are all bad anyway since you are a goody two shoes. So nope, nothing I can suggest. Also don't bother giving her the hope ball. She will just corrupt it so much that.......in fact please give it to her. I wanna see a newly born shadow magical girl. I didn't know if there is a former hope shadow infused ball. But anyway I have nothing to suggest. But if you are curious, you could make her a....

1. Corruption Battery
2. Power Surger
3. Cultivator of despair in an area
4. Shadow farming
5. Shadow Matron for Shadow Army

So yeah! If you need my advice, keep her as it is. Try to find to seal her corruption and just subtly draw on her when you need to. Heck you could hire her as a maid on the house. She is a broken woman so there is nothing for her to be worried being insane and become a shadow with her bountiful optimism. Even though it is a blind one.


At this point, you're already at the basement trying to prod onto the shadow. You cast vanguard to your party and go in.

>Roll1d100+10 (Your hope blade is a little bit effective but due to shadow too powerful as Mako's suffering for years has been accumulated until now. Yet that doesn't mean that you won't try.)
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Rolled 71 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>3347102
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Rolled 85 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>3347102

>Shadow Matron for Shadow Army
That sounds interesting
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>>3347115
Shit double posted
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Rolled 89 + 100 (1d100 + 100)

>>3347102

>5. Shadow Matron for Shadow Army
Isn’t that what we are? Can we still turn her?
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>>3347102
>Corruption Battery
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Also ask sakura what were the other more depraved options she had in mind. Yes, we probably will tell her no, but it never hurts to know.

>>3347127
>Isn’t that what we are?
Not really. from what i understand, If she becomes a Shadow Matron, she should be able to summon shitloads of shadows or at least a number significantly higher whan what we three (sans okada) can summon.

>Can we still turn her?
I think that if we give the the hope core, she will become first a magical girl and then like Raye and Marie due to the overwhelming shadows surrounding her. I had high hopes for her, but oh well, its something, i suppose. Maybe while she transforms we could urge her to keep some light/hope safe just to see what would happen? Her determination and brave face gives me high hopes for her future.
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>>3347127
>>3347113
>>3347110

Writing....
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Rolled 82, 2, 53, 94 = 231 (4d100)

Rolling for Marie, Raye and Okada

Also internet is be a bitch again.
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>>3347179
I don't know if you are already doing this, but if you work with wordpad, word, or notepad++ and such, you can use your phone to check our votes, write the update in the program and then just wait for your internet to work.
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>>3347165

You rushed to the shadow as you raise you sword to sever the connection between Mako and her. But your sword bounce onto a surprisingly hard shadow. She punched your face immediately and got thrown onto the nearby pillar breaking it into two. Raye and Marie starts to shout at you in concern. Okada shadowshades immediately goes on your position to try to stand you up. Marie summons her axe and try the same thing you did to no avail. She tries to punch Marie but Marie dodges immediately. Raye on the other hand had a lucky hit that made the shadow screech at her.

"Marie, try hitting it with wind arrow, it's probably weak from magical attacks."

"On it!"

You and Raye simultaneously cast a skill onto the shadow. Extending your hand in sync with Raye you both shout.

FIRESTORM

>Roll1d100-20
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>>3347190
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Rolled 29 + 20 (1d100 + 20)

>>3347190
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Rolled 16 - 20 (1d100 - 20)

>>3347190
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Rolled 32 - 20 (1d100 - 20)

>>3347195
am I stupid?
I put in "roll+1d100+-20"
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>>3347200
It's late anon, we are all screwing up rolling
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Rolled 58 - 20 (1d100 - 20)

>>3347190
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>>3347200
>>3347199
>>3347197

The shadow wailed at the spell you and Raye cast. Marie fires arrows upon arrows of exploding arrows which even weakened the shadow. With the Shadow so weak. With the last of her strength. She goes back to....

"WAIT SHE IS GOING BACK TO MAKO TO RECHARGE. GO GET THAT SHADOW!!" Okada shouts.

>Try to roast the shadow alive to kill it (Roll 1d100-20)
>Block the entrance
>Cut the connection between Mako and the shadow (Roll 1d100-10)
>Write-in
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Rolled 17 - 10 (1d100 - 10)

>>3347210
>>Cut the connection between Mako and the shadow (Roll 1d100-10)
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Rolled 68 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>3347210
>Cut the connection between Mako and the shadow
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Rolled 35 - 20 (1d100 - 20)

>>3347210
>Try to roast the shadow alive to kill it (Roll 1d100-20)
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Rolled 52 - 10 (1d100 - 10)

>>3347210
>Cut the connection between Mako and the shadow (Roll 1d100-10)
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>>3347217
>>3347218
>>3347221

Severely weakened, you try to cut the connection between the shadow and Mako. It sliced like butter. The shadow immediately disappeared with an ear piercing cry.

"Well, that was nice. But what should we do to her?"

"Let's go on the top."

All of you file out the basement while Okada remains to order his shadows to repair the pillar that was broken.

...............

You put her on your bed where she sleeps. You and Marie watches over her as Raye tries to look at her. Then she gives her own report.

"My queen. I think the best thing to do is to integrate with us. But since you dislike the idea of making her one of us. The best possible thing I could think of is to solve her problems one by one. By her own strength. Helping her would only make her spoiled thus defeating the problem and instead would make the condition worse. Giving her money would only make her want more. We can help her in subtle ways where she cannot notice like when looking for a part time job, she would be hired. Or when she is studying, she should do it alone or with someone, like a tutor. Or even with her boyfriend. She should experience true love. I don't know where should you start but it is up to you. We can only do in limitations as it will be her own problems to solve. What would it be my queen?"

>She will stay here
>Let her go home, she has a family
>Let's make her one of us
>Offer her something (what?)
>Write-in
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>>3347224
>>Let's make her one of us
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>>3347224
>...We really need more people to fight Natalya and Sashiko.... so let's ask her to become a magical girl, after explaining her what we do. I don't think she will refuse.
>But if her inner shadow proves too strong for her...lets go with Sakura's plan and make her a broodmother
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>>3347224
>Let's make her one of us
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>>3347224
>>Let her go home, she has a family
Also tell her if she wants to work for us she has to break up with her boyfriend
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>>3347224

>She will stay here. Give a choice to the girl. "We can ask her more when she wakes up. I have a feeling her family isn't too good either. I will ask her what she wants to do. I'm opposed to turning innocents into shadows, but her condition is dire and if she asks I can give it to her. I will also call Yuu."
>Text Yuu: The girl spawned a shadow. Handled it. Is my mom okay? Should I come over.
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>>3347229
Adding >>3347232 to my vote.
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>>3347224
>She should stay here. Tell the girl she is very sick right now. Explain what is going on and give mako her options. Call Yuu to help.
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>>3347232
that should be
>Text Yuu: The girl spawned a shadow. Handled it. Is my mom okay? Should I come over. The girl is asleep but still needs help. What do I do?
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>>3347228
>>3347229
>>3347230
>>3347240

Writing....last and update for the day.
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>>3347244

"As much as I hate that you REALLY want to push into making her one of ours. I find her really useful for our future operations. For now, let's wake her up and make her choose."

"Awwwwwww. We could just unwillingly make her a minion of yours."

"Shut up Marie, now help me wake her up."

You try to rouse her awake and she starts to stir awake. Looking at you and then the surroundings, she immediately squeak and hide under the blanket. Realizing that she is on the bed, she crawls out of the bed and into the corner like a speed of light.

"W-wh-what are you gonna do with me?"

"We saved you from something that would probably killed you. Mako, there is something deep inside of you that is too powerful to contain and needs to be checked. If something happened to you, it would spell disaster."

"What do you mean? I mean what time is it?"

"It's evening."

"WHAT? I need to go home. M-my mother needs me, she need to take her medication. My sister are also hungry. Oh no, I didn't bring anything with me. I even skipped my work."

She starts to cry but she hold it out and runs away from the mansion. You stared at the girl who endured all of the suffering and still try to stand up.

"I feel something special about her.......Marie, stake her until she gets home. Here's some money, Go shapeshift into someone like a church nun and give her food."

"Alright, I'll go."

"Raye, accompany her. She would probably eat the food the money I gave her."

"HEY THAT IS SO MEAN!"

"Let's go Marie, don't let the queen wait, and also we need to track her down."

The two of them walks out of the mansion where they are now stalking Mako. Okada peeks inside the room and says....

"So my queen, what are you plans?"

"I want her to become a......."
>Corruption Battery (Basically if you are severely weakened, she can act as your charger, Marie would benefit a lot with her.)
>Power Surger (Immediately empowers magical attacks and gives black hole charge +50)
>Cultivator of despair (debuffs a whole area making any magical girl who fights on the area gives penalty to combat.
>Shadow Farming (Siphoning corruption in a large area and making shadow bosses easily. Depends on the corruption in the area.)
>Shadow Matron (Summons vast amounts of shadow to her bidding. Making shadowspectre a maximum of 50 as opposed to Okada who can only summon 15.)
>Write-in (any cool corruptive powers in your mind?)


Thanks for reading and see you tomorrow
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>>3347251
>>Shadow Farming (Siphoning corruption in a large area and making shadow bosses easily. Depends on the corruption in the area.)
that means she reduces corruption. I think it's the most noble thing to do.
But I guess others will vote on something benefitial in cobat
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>>3347251
Thanks for running!

now what can we do with Mako....
Shadow matron seems like the most useful upgrade because we need bodies right now.
But maybe we can create something better? since she has basically infinite corruption....what if she could also convert said corruption into tangible objects and shadows like a dark green lantern? It would definitely cut down the numbers of shadows she could spawn when using both abilities, but, it would make her incredibly versatile and powerful.

>>3347253
Eh. all the girls can do that already in some way and while its noble, the boss fights aren't that hard and she would basically be useless against any magical girl.
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Please note that this is choice is what will you offer to her when you come and offer her a position which you will do. Of course this would change depending on the conversation but I just want to make everyone know.
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>>3347253
Actually farmer or matron seem to be the most useful to me. If as a farmer she could eventually learn how to control boss shadows that might just edge out spamming dudes. We can already summon 23 shadowspecters between Okada and Junko. That's a lot of mooks but they haven't proved that useful in combat.


>>3347251
Thanks for running. Does farmer have any combat skills
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>>3347274
Aside from what you will make her do, she can also do combat. But she can only do one at a time.

For example, you chose her to be a Shadow Matron. She can summon shadows yet it would need a lot of concentrations as she is commanding a large amount of shadows. She would literally drop a lot or leave a few or whole of them to be on the offensive. I don't want her to become more powerful than Junko but I think I'm too late.
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>>3347259
The lantern thing is a cool idea and QM can balance it if her constructs actually are bounded by her imagination/willpower like a lantern.

>>3347284
I don't think any of those are really more powerful than Junko per se. Junko has been defensive/stealth focused so it's natural she is not the greatest in a fight. Our real strength is that we have been building an army.
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>>3347289
I was thinking about Mako as a nuclear shadow plant. Full of raw energy waiting for someone to exploit.
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>>3347251
>Cultivator of despair (debuffs a whole area making any magical girl who fights on the area gives penalty to combat.
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>>3347251
>Shadow Farmer
Marie and Raye's skill sets are pretty small and they could both use essences to power up. If she eventually learns how to control boss shadows that could be really useful in combat. I am willing to switch my vote to something else though.

>>3347299
Wouldn't that cause problems for Yuu or Kanna if we have them with us.
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Well that was bad timing for going to sleep.
I don't know why we're considering shadow matron as an option when Arc already called us that. We just need to sit down and consider where we can find a giant gathering of evil people we'd be perfectly fine with turning into shadows.
It's also extremely hypocritical to be just using her just for her shadows when we were telling Mari and Raye that everyone didn't care about them because they were just being used which makes them horrible people.
>>3347251
So with all of that in consideration We can ask her to become a:
>Shadow battery/bait
It won't fix ALL of her problems, but it will stop the shadows from making it worse. Like antidepressants at least?
>Find out what her job is. Okada probably owns half the jobs in this town so steering her towards being a maid or whatever is probably easy for him. A higher paycheck (in a trust or college fund, her bullies and shitty boyfriend would just take it otherwise) in exchange for siphoning off some of her corruption and protecting her from much more malevolent shadows that try to get attached is not unreasonable to spin as profitable for Okada. (I am honestly surprised that Okada didn't think of that as a business idea years ago)
With luck, her not being as depressed from the sheer amount of shadows clinging to her, can make her stand up more for herself in the long term to get her out of that downward spiral if this is based on the doujin I think it is.
Not being forced to have sex with old men for money by her boyfriend would do wonders.
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My name is Mako, Today I was offered to come in the mansion even though my friend tried to prank me. They said that the mansion will help my mother medication bills in exchange working with them. But when I arrived at the mansion they told me the hidden truth. In exchange for a lot of money, they will harvest my organs and then stuff it with money when my organs previously was and send to my family. I thought of doing it even if it would make my 4 sisters live in a good life but the second eldest is still at middle school. Although she helps me from time to time, I want her to study as much as she can. She is the most academically gifted in all of my sister. I have to put a brave face in front of her to not let her know that her big sister is a big failure. F in all subjects, treathened to go back a grade and weak in physical education. I was an utterly useless person.

It all started when I was in elementary where my puberty hits too early with kids around me. They would call me names, throw a lot of things on me and mess my own things. We don't have the luxury of everything so I try to not stand out. Then sensei would help me. The bullies stop but it wasn't the end. He has other motives. Good thing there was a teacher who is a woman saw us and immediately called the police. I thought I was lucky.

I was not.

Middle school comes in and I thought it will change from now on. But no. It became worse. Mother became sick. It's from the heart. The doctor who come in our house said it was arrhythmia. The doctor looked at us and father and said it would cost a lot even doing a check up. It could be a lung cancer or anything. We sat all of our sisters and cry while our mother sleeps in pain. Then 6 months later, our father never came back. He only left a letter saying that he cannot support us anymore. We were left with nothing to eat, no medicine to buy, and bills to pay. I have to look for a job but they all said I was too young. It was the worst day of our life. Good thing that our neighbor noticed our predicament and would help us with our problems. They were old couple who are retired. They give us food and money to pay the bills. But it wasn't enough and did not last long. They were murdered by their child who is a drug addict.

First year of high school came and the bullies and pranks didn't stop. Then I met them. They would claim that they were my friends but all they do is extort me for money. In my second year I met my boyfriend who ask me to go out but the only reason is because of my body. He said that he want me to meet his parents. But it was a party. And that was my first time. Then I was passed like some kind of toy to them. They did all kinds of things to me. I hated it. I endured it. If I speak or decline, they will beat me up. It hurts inside and out but I need to get strong. They ordered me to do illegal things.

(1/2)
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>>3347427
We are just offering the job/becoming a shadow/maybe still becoming a magical girl if we can figure out a halfway decent plan right now. I wanted to help her but the only thing we could do is help micromanage her life from shadows (no pun intended), while we are being hunted by everyone else. We don't really have the luxury of time to do that and to make matters worse this girl is the shadow equivalent of Chernobyl waiting to happen. If Mako falls uncontrolled it's going to be bad for everyone.

I agree with you ask Okada to hire her as a housekeeper give her room and board, with a little pocket money. Put the rest in a trust for her to access later.

Also the girls are eventually going to find her living situation, so tell Marie to report back what she finds--We can help the Mom if she is legitimately sick (I have a feeling she might be violently mentally ill or an ill tempered drunk) and keep her sister from going hungry (I don't want to dance around the moral line but maybe the sister is interesting enough to warrant our attention too) If they shitty and abusing her we get her away from them just like those "friends". We can keep her away from the boyfriend but true love like Raye suggested will be hard. We kind of only have girls to choose from on hand--well there is Okada but that's pretty icky. and maybe too close to her current occupation

We should also talk to Yuu. I don't want to make a choice with her input and we know her location is blown she shouldn't be alone with just two ridiculous drunks for back up. Plus, Junko's Mom was trying to drink bleach, Junko might want to check up on her. Maybe Arc would know what to do if she doesn't show up with her full bitch act. Messing with Yuu is pretty high up on Junko's list of infractions. It's partially what got Rei shadowed.
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>>3347464
They ordered me to do illegal things. Selling drugs to the party, then they use it on me and do it again. In the end it would earn me money and in turn, feed my family. But I stop selling it and find a noble job. They start to do mean things to me. My boyfriend brings me to his male friends and do things to me. I try to avoid them as best as I can but they still found me. It was the worst feeling but I need to be strong. If not, then my family will be in danger. I don't want my sisters to share the same fate as me. I don't want my mother suffer everyday.

Everytime I look on my mother, she asked me to stop giving her medicine and let her die in peace. But I can't. I would be devastated. Yet I ready my heart when. Worst comes to worst. I want to make my sister's dream a reality. I don't care if I am submerged in a mud. Or I have to be stepped on like some rug. Or even treat me like shit. As long as my sisters are free from the horrors of the society. I would endure anything. For me, my sisters and my mother. I will do anything. Even if I make a pact to the devil.

"I'm home!"

"Onee~ did you bring something."

"Of course, here. Some church lady gave me a big meal. Go eat with our sisters and I will bring mother her portion."

"Okay! And also I make mother drink medicine earlier."

"Did you read the writing on the wall of the schedule what medicine should she take?"

"Of course. I can read instructions too Onee."

"Of course my little genius imouto. Go on now."

I will really do anything.......for my family.
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Since I can't really sleep because I was busy watching cat videos to think about the most disturbing thing. But in the end it was so extreme that I need to tone it down or some mods will try to strike me down. But anyway here is Mako's story. Please be kind to her
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>>3347466
>>>>>>Shadow Farming (Siphoning corruption in a large area and making shadow bosses easily. Depends on the corruption in the area.)
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>>3347464
>>3347466
>>3347469

Oh God, We have to save her. I can only imagine worse is just more details in her story. Luckily Okada and Dr. Nagi can probably help her mother and we can make sure no one goes hungry.
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>>3347466
This is from that meme doujin where she dies from her old classmates finding her homeless (The dad was raping her and when her mom found out she blamed her for him "cheating" on her) and pregnant on the street,beating her to death, and she overdoses on drugs and hallucinates that she cleaned up and lived a happy life with her daughter as the internal bleeding takes her, isn't it?

>>3347465
If she's a maid in the Mansion, then after we clean out whatever the fuck is living in her house we can easily maintain a regimen of siphoning it out whether it's for letting us personally summon new shadow or just refilling in general. A live-in maid also seems like an easy option to have her available if the mansion isn't actually compromised.

(I figure the more shadow, we absorb the more light we can absorb to increase our overall power/capabilities. So we go down to the basement and absorb some of the damn thing already, or wait until we made a deal with Mako so that if we leech both together at the right ratio we can maintain the fact that we aren't a full shadow if we think that the ball of light we lucked into is THAT strong.)
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>>3347494
This town has a running theme of girls living out “Emergence” first the girl Yuuki is in now Mako. This place is fucked.
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>>3347500
MGs are not doing a good job
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>>3347513
More like they don't want to intrude other peoples problems when they have on their own.
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>>3347494
No far from that. But maybe it could be the closest as you can think of when it comes to some plot but maybe I should search this meme doujin you speak of.
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>>3347531
See>>3347500
for sauce.
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>>3347464
>F in all subjects, treathened to go back a grade
nobody is THAT stupid without being actually mentally retarded.
I choose to believe she just has a hard time studying and no time to do it simultaneously.
but no school on earth let's you advance a grade when you have the worst grade in every single subject.
you can only advance with an F if your teachers think you can make up for it next year and the other subjects aren't affected.
you're laying it on too unrealistically thick here.
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>>3347659
There are reasons why. It's not that she is mentally retartded but rather mentally challenged. She may get a low score at best but she is more busy finding money and avoiding friends and her boyfriend just to make meets end. I could have left a details as I probably deleted some of it when I edit the post but what I want to say is she has too much on her plate that it already spilled too much.

Also it could be the teachers are strict assholes.
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>>3347659
Japan has let people graduate when they're dead.
If she's just an average intelligence , then having to take care of her mother and sister alone while keeping a job to support them (and theoretical lack of sleep) would tank whatever ability she has to keep up in school. This is also compounded by the fact that sleeping during class isn't considered that bad in Japan. They think that lack of sleep is a sign of a hard worker, so sleeping while you're supposed to work or actually LEARN during class is a sign of prestige or hard work instead of actually working hard. Conversely this means that being awake and lively means you're a lazy shit. Then they go study after school to learn what they should have been learning in the first place.
It would keep the teachers from being jerks to her, but also be extremely awful for her general education.
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>>3347713
Or maybe I just trying to write something so depressing that it could be unrealistically possible like this Anon said. But yeah, I will keep that in mind. I mean I need to write some realism or close to it to make the scene more impactful.
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>>3347723
There's a certain point with anything edgy where it just loops beyond despair into a parody of itself that people don't take seriously. How far you can go varies, but I suspect you're reaching the edge of that point. Keep that in mind.
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>>3347513
>>3347519
Also a little hard to do your job when the first team got killed off by a psycho and the second team was set up for failure by said psycho.

>>3347659
>>3347700
I could be wrong, but I remember Japanese schools basically just promote you until you graduate high school. If you fail it's on your head. Thus, how teenage NEET's are a thing. If you don't show up or try it's not the school's fault. It's probably worse because Mako is probably going to the worst high school in the city considering how poor she is.
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>>3347723
What >>3347751 said. It's a subcategory of a literary standard called the Willing Suspension of Disbelief.
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>>3347751
>>3347779
I will. Thanks for your feedback.
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>>3347251

Revising my vote in >>3347304.
>Shadow Farmer
>Mental Link: "Marie what's her situation?"
>"I'm conflicted, Okada. Mako has great hope to be able to hold out like that and I don't really want to hurt the girl anymore than she already has been. I just don't know what else I can do for her. I can't fix her life when I can barely keep up with my own. I have too many problems on my plate as is. I know your answer as a shadow already, but what would you do if you found Marie like that? ... Or someone that reminded you too much of yourself?"

>"Okada, I have my own power and your help. If I can't save Mako and I just use her...am I any better than Sachiko?... Okada, send a car over to the girls and have them call me when it gets there. It may take some time since the cars are at your warehouse but I need to talk to Yuu about this anyway. I will figure this out and come up with a plan. There are some other matters, as well--too many if you ask me."

>"Okada, Yuu's and our parents' position is compromised. Sachiko tracked her there. I need to move them again. Furthermore, our location at the mansion may be compromised as well from the same incident. I seriously don't know what to do with our Moms; they're out of control. Okada, I'm also worried about Marie. She seems to be losing control over her impulses. I offered to try to help her with hope energy, but honestly we were both too scared. She is my friend now. I don't want to hurt her anymore or see her suffer further. Can you talk to her for me?"

>"Okada, thank you for everything. I know I trouble you a lot but you always come through. You remind me of my Papa sometimes. I hope you don't still see me as a threat, or as a burden. If you need anything let me know."

>Head over to Yuu's for a second opinion and to keep your mom from trying to drink bleach again.
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>>3347427
>I don't know why we're considering shadow matron as an option when Arc already called us that.
But Arc is wrong. While we can at most summon like 5 shadowbanes -eating up all of our concentration in the process-, Mako here could output 10 times that number; that is a true shadow matron. Meanwhile we are...something else, maybe a subcategory of a shadow matron but our "minions"are more permanent and are usually based off from magical girls.

>It's also extremely hypocritical to be just using her just for her shadows when we were telling Mari and Raye that everyone didn't care about them because they were just being used which makes them horrible people.
But we ARE a hypocrite, I thought we all had accepted that on thread 2 or 3. Either way, under your logic any shadow conversion choice would fall under the "we are using her" because we want her for her raw energy output, even the shadow battery option is basically us using her for her shadow powers, and that's not bad.
I mean, that's how real life works everywhere and we won't try to force her to be a shadow. We will try to explain what happened to her, then give her options to grow and leave her current situation.

>>3347531
You haven't read emergence? Oh boy, you are in for a wild ride.

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Well, I'm definitely stroking my own ego here, but If we assume that all the other paths have the same baseline, then Shadow lantern or Shadow matron or a combination of both. I believe both paths overlap enough to be combined could be the best paths for mako form her and our perspective. The other paths are just too specific or aren't that useful, for example, Corruption battery.
If mako is an output of raw energy, the only thing that Marie needs to do if she falters is to fall back and touch Mako; and that can be done right now without any shadow conversion.

Power surger has a similar problem in which our black hole gets an immediate boost, but we don't tend use it that much and the empowered magical attacks are more or less worthless if our opponents are more skilled(which they are).

Cultivator of despair and shadow farmer are two sides of the same coin, but one is completely useless against shadows and the other is useless against MGs and heavily depends on the surrounding corruption. Unless they can be combined, alone they are too niche for us right now

Meanwhile Shadow matron/shadow lantern don't bring any obvious benefit for us, and i'm sure that for balance reasons the numbers(and construct attributes) will be tied to Mako's self esteem and willpower but they bring numbers and versatility respectively, and that's what we need right now. I mean, if we can't close the gap with skill, we have to do it with sheer amount of numbers and 50 shadowspecters(or 20-30? is she also can use shadow constructs) its the gap closer we need. You can be the most powerful MG in the city, but will eventually fall to someone that can just keep spawning shadows.
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>>3347967
>But we ARE a hypocrite, I thought we all had accepted that on thread 2 or 3.
I recall one anon claiming that and at least 1 anon other than my self pointing out that we are not. Learning from your past behavior and changing it is not hypocrisy. We are extremely twisted but never crossed the line into hypocrisy. The closest thing to actual hypocrisy from us before everyone got greedy at the resources Mako presents is the fact that we didn't immediately off ourselves after coming back from the dead.

Making her a shadow matron is still useless since Junko just needs to actually find another large group of acceptable targets and convert them into her minions instead of killing them all this time. Okada can even spin a profit from it since he's basically doing a forceful takeover over any underworld competition. The targets are there for us to mass a shadow army ;(eg all of the client list for those Yakuza we killed) we just have to actually sit down and write in that down when write in's are an option and now is the perfect time to do it since Sachiko is weakened, Nat might be stuck taking care of her until then, and if converting normal humans into shadows as a sick punishment for what they participated in drains us, then we have Mako as a portable refuel.
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>>3348021
>>3347967
And she honestly outputs so much corruption that we don't even NEED to change her into a shadow. Picking any option like that when we don't consider being a shadow a good thing and she doesn't even need to become a shadow to be useful to us is hypocritical. What's the point of the whole shadow food chain if some random depressed shadow makes enough corruption to feed other shadows? If you want to be pragmatic, then unless we use her for battle potential she's more useful as a human.
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>>3348021
>Making her a shadow matron is still useless since Junko just needs to actually find another large group of acceptable targets and convert them into her minions instead of killing them all this time.
you got that wrong. Mako would create the shadowspecters directly from her own corruption pool, just like okada and we can do, but in a vastly higher number. That's why i said we are-but-are-not a shadow matron, we can spawn shadows, but we can also convert normal people into powerful shadows.

>The targets are there for us to mass a shadow army; eg all of the client list for those Yakuza we killed.
That goes against what we are though. the only people we have forcibly corrupted were rei and mari and those were because they were participants in our murder. Even right now with mako we aren't going to corrupt her immediately, but we are going to explain everything that we can and then give her several options, some of which won't corrupt her.

>>3348038
>If you want to be pragmatic, then unless we use her for battle potential she's more useful as a human.
Part of me wants to help her because she is in need of help and for all intents and purposes this is one of the paths junko could have taken if not for Yuu, but In the other hand, I do want her for her battle potential. Either as a magical girl or a shadow she will be incredibly powerful, and also because if she begins to interact with us, sooner or later she will be a liability and could become a hostage or something worse.
Imagine if sashiko storms into the mansion and sees Mako. She won't have second thoughts, will instantly try to murder her and mako won't have any way to defend herself because she is just a human. At least as a magical girl or a shadow she has a higher chance of survival, even if we never take her into battle.
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>>3348088
We killed an entire office building full of people. Evil people, but still people. Do you seriously think turning a bunch of evil psychos/murderers, and child rapists into shadows as a method of execution is supposed to be some unconscionable act to us? Or if you mean it goes against how we want less shadows around, then what stops us from absorbing our completely loyal minions that would be glad to serve us that way afterwards?
If it's her max number then it's only a higher number because we aren't converting acceptable targets into them. Our shadows (that we convert like Raye/Marie) are independent and not part of the stock pool of summons as far as I know. If we seriously locked a bunch of the evil bastards in this town and took the time to convert them to shadows we would have higher numbers. If we went in with Mary after she was made and started converting people we'd have had more depending on how long it takes for our supply to run out.
The only resource problem on that end for a shadow army is if we have the time to make it and Sachiko's hole in her stomach tells us that it's shadow o clock. They're disposable minions to get to Sachiko in the first place if we make them right.

Mako's mass shadow numbers are a useful thing in the short term, but she has a cap, we don't, and we have the time if we would actually sit down and try.

Even the Mako gets taken as a hostage situation isn't so bad if we were seriously considering giving her ego (and physical depending upon how those medical tests turn out) death as a better option than life. We'd still try to save her, but let's not pretend Mako wouldn't count the medical care her mother gets and her sister being taken care of as enough to consider it a win.Taking somebody bordering on suicidal as a hostage is the worst thought process. Yuu is a juicer and more well known target anyway.

Your consideration of anyone close to us becoming a liability is several threads late when we already went back to our mother and Yuu.
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>>3347967
>>3348021
>Hypocrite
I've said this before but I don't think Junko is a hypocrite. She is liar and she is willing to deceive people but she has a definite moral code. She tries to be good, unless you hurt her or her friends. People keep bringing up Rei but Rei was involved in Junko's death and at the time seemed to be hurting Yuu. We didn't originally intend to make her a shadow but Marie fucked up our plan and in hindsight our original plan would have got Rei killed and helped Sachiko. So it's better things turned out as they did.

>>3347967
>>3347783
I might be wrong about this from the description but I think Shadow Farmer MAKES boss shadows for us to fight. If she can eventually use it in a fight it would be the quality option vs Shadow Matron's quantity. Imagine gathering up all of the corruption from prison and rolling up to a fight with a shadow kaiju. I do really like the shadow lantern idea, though.

>>3348038
>>3348088
I once again might be misinterpreting this but Mako is very close to being a shadow already. We have already interupted the process once and knowing how shitty her life is it's only a matter of time before she has one bad day...

To take QM shadow nuclear reactor example and make an analogy Mako is a reactor that is getting ready to turn into Chernobyl or Fukushima. She is very unstable as a normal human and that is bad. I would like to help her, but we don't have the time to fix her life and in order to regain hope Mako has to solve her own problems. We tried siphoning her like Yuu but that didn't work. I say we lay our cards on the table, Get her mom medical help, get her family out of the slums and away from all the people tormenting her, give her a nice job at the mansion, a friend with a shoulder to cry on, and give her all the options for what can happen to her. Then explain our situtation with Sachiko and how we need help and it will be dangerous. Mako has been used before so we give her family help regardless of her answer.

>liability is several threads late when we already went back to our mother and Yuu
We moved them so they wouldn't be a liability, but Yuu had to run off and do something stupid. So Sachiko found out anyway. We can just move them again. I don't know at this point why Yuu can't come to the mansion with us and we set mom squad up in a penhouse somewhere with five shadows making sure they play nice and guard them.
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>>3348161
This is honestly an amazing business opportunity for Okada. It just depends on how much he thinks raw corruption is worth as a commodity to himself and us. We basically just struck gold. We hire anyone with extremely severe corruption to take out some of it as a mild treatment, and charge some puffed up celebrity with too much money to siphon out their bad feelings that probably aren't even that bad. He could be swimming in millions with whatever heath vitamin treatment mogul front we use.
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>>3348125
Mako's mass shadow numbers are a useful thing in the short term, but she has a cap, we don't.
First, we don't know if the 50 shadowspawns is a hard cap, and if it is, there definitely will be a way to expand her abilities. Secondly, while you are right that our "minion pool" is basically infinite, they take a lot of time to create and unless we take our time to train them, they tend to have no memories of their past and can even be weaker than some basic shadows. Hell, all of the other MGs(sans kanna and yuu) and yuuki can easily wipe us without breaking a sweat.

>>3348161
>Shadow Farmer makes the boss shadows fight for us.
Not really. Take a look at the description: Shadow Farming (Siphoning corruption in a large area and making shadow bosses easily. Depends on the corruption in the area.)

Shadow farmer only debuffs shadows and basically destroys the corruption in a large area, and since the bosses aren't really that hard since we have the number advantage against them, the bonus is more or less useless.

>Imagine gathering up all of the corruption from prison and rolling up to a fight with a shadow kaiju.
Hmm... your idea can be another path we could choose for Mako. We just need to flesh it out better because Mako has basically infinite corruption: in theory she could make that kaiju on her own without any external help. maybe the extra corruption helps her make it faster?

>I once again might be misinterpreting this but Mako is very close to being a shadow already. We have already interrupted the process once and knowing how shitty her life is it's only a matter of time before she has one bad day...
You are right on that and saying that we don't have time to help her the hard/right way.
Now that i think better about it, her only real choice is to become a shadow. Maybe a magical girl first so that she can retain her memories and maybe some MG powers(and who knows, maybe that can stabilize her), but yeah, the girl is pretty much fucked.

>We can just move them again.
That would be too soon, but what about sending the moms(and maybe yuu?) in a... month long vacation to some far away place(s)? You know, as part of the same will that made Yuu's mom get the house.

>>3348211
>We hire anyone with extremely severe corruption to take out some of it as a mild treatment, and charge some puffed up celebrity with too much money to siphon out their bad feelings that probably aren't even that bad.
We have dabbled about the idea. we create some super exclusive rehab clinic, siphon the corruption from the patients and send them on their merry way. the problem right now is that we have no time for that and now with mako there is no need for corruption(although the money will definitely appeal to okada).
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>>3348280
>We have dabbled about the idea. we create some super exclusive rehab clinic, siphon the corruption from the patients and send them on their merry way. the problem right now is that we have no time for that and now with mako there is no need for corruption(although the money will definitely appeal to okada).
It's a long term thing
We need something to come back to after Sachiko is gone. A safe and regulated way to use shadows with maybe local MGs hired for essentially janitorial duties would make any MGs that try to break things up look like the bad guys.
We have literal magic at our disposal and haven't bothered to monetize it despite living with a greed shadow.
>>3347251
Add this to my vote. Prevent our mother from drinking bleach, tell her to stop, and ask her if she wants to make us hurt like us dying hurt her.
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>>3348301
>We have literal magic at our disposal and haven't bothered to monetize it despite living with a greed shadow.
It doesn't hurt to ask him. Maybe he's already doing it in the background(or his other businesses yield him more money).
>and ask her if she wants to make us hurt like us dying hurt her.
i think they are too drunk to understand what that sentence means (and what bleach is).
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>>3348280
>farmer
It comes down to what QM means by "making shadow bosses easily" I'm not looking for easier bosses. I want to SPAWN shadow bosses. So if it doesn't work that way you can consider my vote for something custom.

>Moving
They are in danger. There is no such thing as too soon when you might killed. I want Yuu to work with us, she is not self corrupting anymore and alone she might become suicidal again. Not to mention alone is dangerous for any magical girl anywhere considering Natalya's international connections.

>rehab business
It's a good idea. I don't how much we need to appeal to Okada's greed. I think he has a tragic backstory that he doesn't even know considering how her cares for Marie/the whole payed for the blessing thing.
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I still don’t know what’s the real point to voting or what to vote for since we seem to be leaving the actual decision up to Mako.
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>>3348509
this is not a real voting. we are just deciding what path from all of the ones we know she can take we will offer to her.
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>>3348509
She's basically abandoned all hope as it is. Unless we give her a viable reason to live, that part is probably a foregone conclusion.
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>>3348509
>we seem to be leaving the actual decision up to Mako.
We have taken decisions in Yuu's POV before
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>>3347299
switching to>Shadow Farming (Siphoning corruption in a large area and making shadow bosses easily. Depends on the corruption in the area.)
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Tallying votes

Shadow Farming
>>3347253
>>3347304
>>3347473
>>3347867
>>3348301
>>3348824

Well majority of anon wants a shadow boss to do their bidding but how? Let's see.....writing.
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>>3349003
i think it would be better if you make us do a revote. some of those posts are the same anon explaining a point while others are just quotes.
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>>3349009
Well sure i can do that. While I write for my opening post please vote what you will offer to Mako if you decide to let her join the group.

>Corruption Battery (Basically if you are severely weakened, she can act as your charger, Marie would benefit a lot with her.)
>Power Surger (Immediately empowers magical attacks and gives black hole charge +50)
>Cultivator of despair (debuffs a whole area making any magical girl who fights on the area gives penalty to combat.
>Shadow Farming (Siphoning corruption in a large area and making shadow bosses easily. Depends on the corruption in the area.)
>Shadow Matron (Summons vast amounts of shadow to her bidding. Making shadowspectre a maximum of 50 as opposed to Okada who can only summon 15.)
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>>3349037
can you explain the shadow farming option? I don't understand if it allows mako to create shadow bosses or it makes the fight with said bosses easier.
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>>3349044

She basically sits there to siphon corruption for X number of days and then empowers the shadow with the most strongest negative emotion and empowers her own corruption to make it more refined. Not unlike some kind of blob monster they are. They would be more akin to be alien like in terms of appearance and more powerful than any boss you encounter. She can also passively leave some seeds of despair to a clean area to let the negative emotion flow onto the area for her to come back and harvest. As the description says, it depends on the corruption of the area.
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>>3349080
ooh. Could you give us the datailed descriptions of the other ones too? i think that would crear most of the misconceptions that we(read: i) have right now.
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>>3349037
>>Shadow Farming

I'm sold--shadow xenomorph queens. Linking back to my dialogue if you want to use any of it QM >>3347867
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>>3349108

Corruption Battery is like basically your charger. If you don't have an energy to fight, a transfer of corruptive energy will take you to combat in a few minutes or hours. I have planned skills like

>Overcharged - Mako will infuse a large amount of corruptive energy that would make the designated target drunk with corruptive energy. Gives -10 to attacks and -10 to any dodge roll prompts but suffers +10 penalty when hit by the opponent.

Power Surger is like giving you additional power output. For example - You want to charge black hole faster. You can do it but the bad thing about this is she would be needed to be close so you can do this effectively. I have planned certain skills like

>Tether - Mako and a designated target will tether with each other giving energy to the target. As long as both ends supply power to each other, the spell will never break. Can only be broken when a magical girl see a corruptive thread that binds each other and cut it or going too far. Maximum of 500 meters.

Cultivator of Despair is like a massive AOE debuffer. It is self explanator. When not in combat. She can empower an area similar to a Shadow farmer. But I would consider a Shadow Farmer a summoner type while Cultivator of Despair is like a.....I dunno about class type who specialize in debuffing. Anyway my planned skills for this certain type like

>Despair Field - Mako releases an area of light mist where she will collect the corruptive energy of the area and make it into a tool to weakened any hope infused individual. Will have several penalties. +10 for enemy rolls.

Shadow Matron is like a broodmare. Except she doesn't spawn it on her own body but rather from her energy. She can summon large amount of powerful shadows to her bidding. I have planned skills like

>Army of One - Mako and her shadows will combine unto her and empowers herself making her powerful in combat. Give her -10 to every roll prompts involving offensive and defensive.

Hope I can clear some things here.
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>>3349037
>Shadow Farming (Siphoning corruption in a large area and making shadow bosses easily. Depends on the corruption in the area.)
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>>3349003
>>3349003

"Either a Shadow Matron or a Shadow farmer. Both has their own niches. Sakura told me about what would she could be if she decide to join our group. But I really want to help her. I'm conflicted, Okada. Mako has great hope to be able to hold out like that and I don't really want to hurt the girl anymore than she already has been. I just don't know what else I can do for her. I can't fix her life when I can barely keep up with my own. I have too many problems on my plate as is. I know your answer as a shadow already, but what would you do if you found Marie like that? ... Or someone that reminded you too much of yourself?"

"My queen, I started from nothing. I dropped out of school to make my own path. I started with money that I have saved from my elementary to high school and all of my new years money and my part time job. When I discovered that I can be as shrewd as any businessman I started to be one. I became greedy, aggressive and beat any competition in my path. But it doesn't mean I didn't have my own share of failures. My first business, I was scammed. But I tried to get back onto it and then my second one, it didn't launch as I could hope for. My third is even worse as I didn't have sales for a month. It was hard living alone. And I can sympathize with Mako. Although her condition is more extreme than mine as she will try to juggle works, school and being a breadwinner of the family. I have the time in my hands and can do whatever I do to make up the loss I have. It is then that he stuck gold and made riches from it and he didn't stop. Money flows onto him and made him what he is right now. He tried everything, bought everything and taste everything. Money was inconsequential to him and many things he want to discover more. Until he succumbed to darkness and made him what I am now. My queen. You can make her one, she can be the same as she is, her own will but the only difference is, she will be like us. A shadow. Although the bad side of this is, she would be hunted. She would fear for her life."

(1/2)
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>>3349199
"That's why I have my own power and your help. If I can't save Mako and I just use her...am I any better than Sachiko?... Okada, send a car over to the girls and have them call me when it gets there. It may take some time since the cars are at your warehouse but I need to talk to Yuu about this anyway. I will figure this out and come up with a plan. There are some other matters. Also Yuu's and our parents' position is compromised. Sachiko tracked her there. I need to move them again. Furthermore, our location at the mansion may be compromised as well from the same incident. I seriously don't know what to do with our Moms; they're out of control. Okada, I'm also worried about Marie. She seems to be losing control over her impulses. I offered to try to help her with hope energy, but honestly we were both too scared. She is my friend now. I don't want to hurt her anymore or see her suffer further. Can you talk to her for me?"

"I will try my queen. We could send your parents to my expensive resort down south. They would enjoy their time over there. And I will talk to my daughter."

You walk out the door when Okada says something....

"My queen.....If you think that you are using us and felt bad. Don't. You have a noble reasons why. She don't. Take it to heart. Even though we don't have one but that doesn't mean we try."

In this rare occasion, he flashes you with a smile. Even a hideous fat middle age man can be charming sometimes. You smiled and nod. Thanking for the word of confidence. You then go to Yuu to help corral her and your mother.

..............

Arriving at the house. Yuu is sitting on the sofa looking like a soldier who just finish a skirmish on a war.

"Are you alright?"

"Yeah....Sorry Junko, desperate times call for desparate measures. I have to transform and knock them down."

"I can't blame you for that. Come here Yuu."

"No, you come here."

Going to her side you call Sakura deep within your mind.

>Sakura? Will you help me unbind whatever inside Yuu? She could be tracked.

Sure, switch with me.

A sensation where you feel that you were pushed gently again at the back of your mind as someone overtakes your body. Then your body changed into someone she is familar to.

Now let's see....

>Roll1d100 to unbind Yuu's tracker
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Rolled 31 (1d100)

>>3349037
>i'm still keeping my vote for Shadow Matron.

Shadow farming is super tempting, but for the skill to be useful we need several days for the shadow to "gestate" and a big secluded place to hide the damn thing. If we are caught flatfooted(which we usually are) Mako is basically useless. Shadow matron at least has the option to be upgraded into a "Shadow farmer lite" while the reverse isn't true.

>>3349204
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>3349204
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Rolled 55 (1d100)

>>3349204
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>>3349212
>>3349218
>>3349234

>31
Writing
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>>3349268

Sakura unbinds the thread slowly while Yuu stare at it. Then Sakura notice that her hands want to poke it. Not wanting to disturb her, she calls out Yuu.

Don't. If you do, my work will be for naught. And it will never unbind forever. So please don't do it.

"But I want to touch it."

Yuu I swear, I will knocked you down if you keep this up.

Yuu relents. But that didn't last long. With her hand so fast but you are faster. You pinch something inside that made her freeze in pain. Then you knock her down unconscious. You call Junko deep behind her own mind.

Junko! Your friend is so annoying.

>"Then please be kind to her.

I didn't. I knocked her out.Sorry.

You resumed unbinding the tracer when at the last stop, you feel something will happen if you unbind it fully. Looking out what would it be, the sudden horror of your face show.

THAT MOTHERFUCKING RUSSIAN. SHE....Junko, your friend is rigged with an ice explosive. If I unbind this one, she would be freezed along with you and explode into million pieces.

>Say what?

I can defuse this but I need something.

>What is it?

A hope essence. We will slowly burn the thread with hope making it unbinding the thread easier and attach onto it. The worst part of this is.....the essence would be unusable. There is another option but you would hate me for it. Corrupt the thread but in turn she would also be corrupted into a shadow before the explosive would be defused. There is a third option but I would need extreme luck. I would leave the decision to you Junko.......

>Use the hope essence to save Yuu
>Use your corruption of corrupt the thread and in turn Yuu
>Leave it to Sakura and to the fates
>Leave it be
>Write-in (Questions?)
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>>3349320
fucked up the formatting :(
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>>3349320
>Use the hope essence to save Yuu
>"Sakura, I always thought I might have to use the essence to save Yuu. Go ahead and do it."
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>>3349320
>Use the hope essence to save Yuu
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>>3349320
>Write-in
Can you use the extra hope essence that you have locked inside me? that always has been a bother and it tends to regrow either way.
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>>3349320
while I'm thinking about it in addition to >>3349339

>Question: "Hey Sakura, Sachiko is always looking for hope essences from magical girls. Think you can obfustricate what you did here? We could leave the essence with a shadow disguised as Yuu and leave it for Sachiko to find. When she tries to absorb it the essence is really a bomb."

"Also how else is there to make a magical girl: could Yuu and I pool our hope to give another girl a jumpstart?"
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>>3349320
>Use the hope essence to save Yuu.
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can we at least try to use our excess hope essence first? I can already guess the answer to that, but its worth a try
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>>3349320
Damn laptop crashed again.
>save Yuu. We can get a new hope essense from Natalya’s corpse if you decide it’s roomy in there.
>>3349037
Battery seems the least likely to cause an absolute disaster because this whole turn her into a shadow thing sounds like it would go horribly wrong for every other option.
Matron is at least useful for the surprise of an army suddenly tanking Sachiko.
Surely it will occur to us that we’re making her mother go through what ours went through even if the medicine we offer actually lets her survive.
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>>3349391
We kind of filled up our corruption to the max with mako. I’m pretty sure that we have no excess because the amount of hope energy we have right now is the only thing stopping the rest of it from being snuffed out. That doesn’t feel like a well thought out idea to use what will be a non renewable resource instead of a renewable resource we can just farm more of via killing shadows.
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>>3349395
>Mako's mother
We don't know that. Junko's mom decided to be a total drama queen when she found out what happened to her daughter. If it was me I would have wanted to help my daughter by any means possible, but maybe that's the dad response. It's partially why I am at least out of character sick of dealing with mom squad. That and the getting drunk--holy shit that was stupid.

In Mako's case the poor girl is screwed if we don't do anything too and Mako could cause real damage if we don't help control her.
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>>3349407
the hope core has never stopped growing(sakura only locked it away) and how i understood from Sakura's warning was that if we were to absorb ALL of Mako's corruption, it would turn us into a shadow.
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Is the string going in a straight line back to Natalya or does it act like real string with an unlimited range? If a, we could just use a pen to mark its actual shadow after shining a light over it, maybe even triangulate if we were going to be stupid and waste time not burning the thread off of Yuu.
>>3349435
Yes, her daughter is confirmed dead and a literal monster with it being impossible to do anything to the culprit, but she’s being a drama queen.
Turning mako into a shadow will literally kill her and replace her with a monster wearing her skin. If she even cares about her daughter even a little she is not going to take them idea that her daughter had a horrible life and then committed suicide in order to pay for her medical bills well.
She might end up peicing that together or Mako might leave a goodbye letter to her mom about it.

>>3349444
Had to reread on tablet and you’re technically right (the best kind) but I’d still be really wary of making such a giant risk when we can just sprint next door and have the girls stand guard. Gotta be wary of any misc mgs and our parents doing something dumb and accidentally touching the hope essense via slapstick accident. I say lock them in a room while we do this.
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>>3349339
>>3349344
>>3349359
>>3349348
>>3349385

Writing
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>>3349519
>I’d still be really wary of making such a giant risk.
Well, this might just my RL stress bleeding into the thread, but it feels like bullshit that we need the core for this action specifically and after we all more or less agreed to use it on mako, i think . i mean, shadow energies should be what would burn the thread given that its made out of hope, and something as powerful as a hope core(that is capable of killing every shadow that we know) should be able to withstand the burning of the thread.
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>>3349544
I think the problem is more that we'd have to do it fast. Otherwise Natayla would notice somebody tinkering about with her little bomb like we're already risking. Take the hope core (that I could swear QM said was a 1/4 chance to even drop so I am entirely baffled by how everyone is treating it like a rare thing) and basically use it like a high powered laser.
I wonder if we could just supercharge Yuu with it (if she were awake)and she burns out the bomb via ultra instinct. Then she'd be twice as powerful.
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>>3349519
>her daughter (Junko's mom) is dead and a literal monster
Yeah it's terrible, but Junko is still her daughter monster or not. Instead she spends her time bemoaning her daughter's absence to Junko's face.
>Impossible to do anything to the culprit
Impossible for an ordinary person, we told her Yuu and Junko aren't ordinary. Furthermore we told her that she was in hiding for her own safety because she is an ordinary person. What's the first thing she does when we leave her alone: Drag her friend off to get drunk despite the danger to her and others and talk about how she is just going to go off to her relatives and abandon her daughter.

At least in my mind this makes Mrs. Kurosaki a neglectful parent and I hate those people. It made her a completely unlikable character in my opinion. Hell, Okada has been more of a parent to Junko and he is a monster and being coerced to a degree too.

Mako's situation is worse than Junko because no matter what we do or don't do something terrible will happen to the girl. We are trying to ensure it is the least bad option.

>>3349544
I'm still somewhat fuming at IRL neglectful parents but yeah it does feel like bullshit. It's probably the same deal with Kanna and Yuu will be pissed at us for trying to help Mako even if it it means turning her. I hate the your screwed no matter what choice you pick games I probably spent too much time on touhou-project when obtuse bad end railroads were the trendiest thing in questing because there is always an obvious Option C: don't play.
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>>3349558
>(that I could swear QM said was a 1/4 chance to even drop so I am entirely baffled by how everyone is treating it like a rare thing)
it is a rare thing. like super rare, that's why it angers me that we have to use it for this.
from thread 5 after we fought the trash monster.
>A hope essence, where any girl would touch this, became a magical girl. To drop something like this is akin to finding a needle in the middle of dessert. It's just too rare. Yet you encountered two. Does that mean you are lucky? Nonetheless you need to bring this one.
And we're gonna use it on a bomb defusing procedure.
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>>3349574
Yuu has the other half of Sakura's powers. She could actually defuse it herself if she had the technical knowhow. So my little joke about ultra instinct Yuu might be legitimately a way to buff her into being so strong that she can just magically flex to burn it out as she's now double muscle wizard.
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>>3349519
>Turning mako into a shadow will literally kill her and replace her with a monster wearing her skin.
This is why i wanted to use the hope core on mako. at least with that she would have a decent chance of staying the same girl and not be replaced by something else.

>>3349582
>but Junko is still her daughter monster or not.
and we basically told her and showed her that we are something else wearing her flesh. They are gonna get better when they return to their sober selves and we properly apologize and all of that.
either way that is a clustefuck for later on

>>3349572
we could also go with the "don't play" option. Natalya and sashiko already know where Yuu lives, so letting the thread sit the won't reveal any new information.
The problem is that ice bomb. Assuming that nat can't activate it remotely(because she would have done so by now), we'd need to find a way to melt the spell away or trick it into self destructing.
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>>3349615
>we are something else wearing her flesh
They don't know that and we went out of our way to tell them that we were still ourselves.

>i wanted to use the hope core
I did too.

>don't play option
I think you misunderstood me there. The don't play option is stop voting because your screwed no matter what you do and your on a DM railroad.
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"Hey Sakura, Sachiko is always looking for hope essences from magical girls. Think you can obfustricate what you did here? We could leave the essence with a shadow disguised as Yuu and leave it for Sachiko to find. When she tries to absorb it the essence is really a bomb."

Not good. Every core has it's own unique capability. You cannot fake it.

>"Well worth asking for." Give me a minute.....Marie? Are you in the mansion?"

>"Yes, why?"

>"Can you transport the hope essence?"

>"I can't, sorry."

>"Sakura can we leave this be?"

You have Raye right? She can hold the thread for the meantime while we get the hope essence to burn the thread.

>"Alright....Marie? Call Raye and come to Yuu's house."

Minutes later, Raye arrive and you intruct her to hold the thread and in no under circumstance that she would try to pull or push. She nods and hold the thread like a statue. You rush out of the house, go to Okada's mansion inside, and go to the basement to get the essence. You rush back out of the mansion and into the house where you see Raye still on the same position holding the thread likea a statue.

It's okay Raye, you can let go now.

Raye let's go of the thread and you start to put the essence onto the thread. The thread starts to burn slowly as Sakura drags the whole thing onto the magical core Yuu has.

After this, she won't notice that we already defused her bomb inside. She also won't notice that we unbinded the thread. And.....

Suddenly, the essence was sucked onto Yuu. The thread is completely burned off but the essence merge onto Yuu's body. Then she wakes up.

"Wait! What happened?"

>Yuu Skill Aquired: A Bag of Surprises......There will be 10 items listed from the most useless to most extreme equipments inside the bag. Rolling 1d10 will give something depend on what the user wants. If user wants food. The bag will give food but it will be random. Can only be used once per post.

I undid the tracker that would trace you from that Russian bitch. Anyway, I should go back now. You can speak with Junko.

Your mind suddenly got pushed in front of you and took control back of your body. You see Yuu with a weird bag which was slinged on her side.

"Yuu? What's on the bag?"

"I don't know? Why not try it."


1. Money
2. Make-up
3. Stone
4. Pen
5. Coins
6. Napkin
7. Ice Cream
8. Soda
9. Pillow
10. A bag of chips


(1/2)
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>3349628
Fuck forgot the roll
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>>3349630

"There is nothing inside. In fact it feels like.....bottomless. Oh wait I got something."

Pulling it out she got a.....Make-up?

"Huh? Why would I get a Make-up set?"

"I don't know."

Oh well. So, why are you here Junko?

"I want to speak about you, and our mother. This house is compromised as those two already visited them. We're just lucky that when they visited, our mother wasn't at home. Yuu I decided to have them at vacation on the beach south....until we finish my own agenda. Yuu....will you help me?"

"Junko please, you don't have to say that. I will help of course."

"Then please help me convince Kanna to our cause. The more our allies, the better."

"Well what do you propose to convince Kanna to our side?"

>You go convince her and then I go out to give her the truth
>You call her and I will explain the truth
>Let's go to her home.
>Write-in
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>>3349628
>She won't notice that we already defused her bomb inside. She also won't notice that we unlocked the thread.
you said the same thing last time sakura. at least Yuu absorbed the core.

>>3349646
>You call her and I will explain the truth
>Tell her to meet you in a public place. we don't know if she has a tracker too.
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>>3349646
>Write-in: "We need to find someway to make sure she is alone at somewhere we help her but It wouldn't be too out of the ordinary for her to be there. Sachiko will expect us at her house. It needs to be public enough to avoid raising suspicions. She probably is being tracked too. We undo her tracker and explain the truth to her together."
>That's not the only reason I came tonight. I met another girl, named Mako, today. She is overflowing with corruption and I can't siphon it out. Yuu, we need to help her. I was going to use the hope essence but I don't know what to do now."
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>>3349646
>>3349671

>Oh and use Yuu's bag of RANDOM, maybe it will have an answer.
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>>3349646
>You call her and I will explain the truth
>Tell her to meet you in a public place. we don't know if she has a tracker too.
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>>3349628
so how is the bag going to work? Are you going to roll a d10 every time you post? every single time?
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>>3349692
If you prompt to use it. I will use a table and roll1d10. Or maybe I could limit it to 5 uses per day.
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>>3349646

Supporting this general idea >>3349671
>Meet up in public and explain what happened together. Look out for a tracker.

I don’t know if we should bring up Mako yet or not.
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>>3349646
Technically we don’t even need her on our side so much as we make sure she stays safe away from Sachiko and Natalya so that they can’t use her to hide or anything else. I wouldn’t be surprised if they grabbed her and ran (once they feel better) after the mess that was last night. It was a giant free for all of people trying to get back at Sachiko for what she’s done.
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>>3349744
That's true but we can always use more bodies and Kanna wouldn't be able to hide while being tracked. Granted I don't know how much we can do now that we need a hope essence to undo the trackers.
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>>3349761
...we can use the bag to get more hope essences.
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>>3349767
I think you caught on to my cunning plan.
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>>3349770
that was what i was gonna reply to corruptor but decided to be quiet. its really easy to make the skill a gamebreaker
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>>3349774
With that in mind I will make the usage of your bag of randomness limit to 5. But will have a change to get something good.

>>3349663
>>3349671
>>3349683
>>3349688
Writing
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>>3349791
if you are gonna limit the number of rolls to 5, you might as well as us at the middle of a session what kind of stuff we want and then roll all the 5 die at the same time and see how lucky we get
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Rolled 1 (1d10)

>>3349791

"We need to find someway to make sure she is alone at somewhere we help her but It wouldn't be too out of the ordinary for her to be there. Sachiko will expect us at her house. It needs to be public enough to avoid raising suspicions. She probably is being tracked too. We undo her tracker and explain the truth to her together. So, you call her and I will explain the truth."

"Alright, how about a public library sounds. Kanna is failing her grades and if she is tracked. They won't notice if she goes to the library to study. At best she was nagged by his brother and at worst, they would come here. Which you will know."

"Alright. That is good enough. Also, that's not the only reason I came tonight. I met another girl, named Mako, today. She is overflowing with corruption and I can't siphon it out. Yuu, we need to help her. I was going to use the hope essence but I don't know what to do now."

"Wait let me get something on my bag. Maybe it has one........

1. Money
2. Hope Essence
3. Stone
4. Pen
5. Coins
6. Phone
7. Ice Cream
8. Soda
9. Pillow
10. A bag of chips


"So....what did you get?"

"Let me see......"
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>>3349830
"Money......"

"....Well, at least you can buy something out of it."

"No in fact, can I really use this?"

"Why not?"

"Eh...."

Yuu just shrugged and both of you go outside the house to get Kanna.

(Bag of randomness. 4/5 use remaining.)

.................

Arriving at the library, you and Yuu talk about what would be your approach.

"Here is my plan...or several plans. I will talk to Kanna about things and that and then go serious and you come in. Or we just skip all of it and you come in. Or we just sit over there and wait for Kanna to come. Or do you have any plans? Your choice."

>You ease Kanna first before telling the truth and you come in.
>Let Yuu say her own version of happenings after Kanna's house and you come in.
>You both wait until Kanna arrives
>Write-in
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>>3349826
What do you mean by this? Can you explain it to me?
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>>3349840
Unless something incredibly specific and out of our hands happens, we are very likely to want the most broken thing we can think of(and that you will allow). Right now it would be hope cores(not only we need them if we want to keep Mako's personality and self, but to experiment with them), so if we assume that the rewards list is immutable, you can roll all the die at the same time and just give us the reward at an appropriate time.
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>>3349836
>Write-in: "I will stay shapeshifted as another girl, An old friend from a different high school. That way it doesn't look as weird to Kanna and it's easier to run away if this goes wrong. Yuu, ease her into the conversation. You stress she must come alone. I can't do voices, so once I speak the cat is out of the bag. Tell her your side of the story. Then, I will back you up and fill in the details I know. Then we take her behind the shelves or into the bathroom so I can see if Sakura can get the tracker off of her. Get ready to run or fight because this might be a counter-ambush. I might want to keep the girls on standby. If they are too close we could spook Kanna or tip our presence to Natalya."
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>>3349836
Huh, i had forgotten to vote.
>Write-in: "I will stay shapeshifted as another girl: an old friend from a different high school. That way it doesn't look as weird to Kanna and it's easier to run away if this goes wrong. Yuu, ease her into the conversation, stress to her that she must come alone. I can't do voices well, so once I speak the cat is out of the bag. Tell her your side of the story, then I will back you up and fill in the details I know. Then if everything goes well, we can check if sashiko placed a tracker on her and then we can use Sakura's help to get the tracker off.
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>>3349836
Support >>3349866
Yuu might as well know this can go wrong.
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>>3349840
because we desperately need hope essences now for minor stuff like getting trackers off major stuff help Mako, or just experimenting with our powers and they are so rare, You have incentivized us to spam vote for the random bag all five times in a row for the session. So if you did 5d10 it would save you the effort of formatting it each time.
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>>3349866
>>3349878
>>3349897

"I will stay shapeshifted as another girl, An old friend from a different high school. That way it doesn't look as weird to Kanna and it's easier to run away if this goes wrong. Yuu, ease her into the conversation. You stress she must come alone. I can't do voices, so once I speak the cat is out of the bag. Tell her your side of the story. Then, I will back you up and fill in the details I know. Then we take her behind the shelves or into the bathroom so I can see if Sakura can get the tracker off of her. Get ready to run or fight because this might be a counter-ambush. I might want to keep the girls on standby. If they are too close we could spook Kanna or tip our presence to Natalya."

"Alright. We'll go with that."

"Then I'll call Marie and Raye."

Yuu goes on her seat while you call Marie and Raye. Both of them got your instructions and will act as watchout. Then you go to the bathroom and shapeshift yourself into some random high school girl. After a few minutes, you go to where Yuu seat is. She starts the call.

"Kanna? Can you come here on this library? I need something to talk you to........No it's not about your studies but something else.........well we haven't hang out each other so why not today?..........Of course.........Yeah, see you later."

Yuu drops the call and she nods. You just need to wait.

.......................

30 minutes later and Marie calls to your head

>"Marie, Kanna is entering the building. No one followed her."

>"Good. Keep on lookout."

You try to bury your head with book while Yuu nonchalantly waits for Kanna, second later Kanna goes to Yuu shouting.

"Yuu-senpai!!"

Everyone in the library shhhhh'd Kanna. She lowers her head embarrased and file onto your table.

"Kanna! You shouldn't shout here."

"Sorry sorry. Anyway what's up."

"Well how have you been?"

"It's going fine. Yep!"

"Oh that is nice, I mean did something happen on your house?"

"No? I mean what would happen on our house."

"Never mind. So, what about your trip?"

"Oh! Well....it will be postponed sadly, Mother and Father got hold out something. Will have to move it forward 2 weeks from now."

"I see....Well Kanna."

"Yes?"

"I have something to say. Something very serious."

"You know Sachiko said the very same thing. But first of all. Why does Junko-senpai quiet all of this time?"

(1/2)
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>>3349942
Wait.....did she found out? Yuu face goes from shock to amazement then into panic.

"W-wa-wait! How?"

"Huh? I can see illusion pretty easily."

"R-really?"

"Uhuh....I mean why would she have to act like some random girl?"

Wow.....this girl is too pure.

While Yuu and Kanna goes back and forth about how the hell they found out your disguise. Yuu then relents and tell Kannna something.

"Kanna, listen to me. We shouldn't go with Sachiko anymore."

"Well of course. I mean she said mean things to my brother. I just smiled at her and said....It's okay. My brother is better than that."

"Did you see a thread like in your body?"

"Of course, I saw Natalya-san put it on me and yours. I didn't say anything as I thought it was a prank. After all of you go out of the house I just cut it and put it on my cat who is probably rolling around in my home."

SHE IS TOO PURE!! JUNKO HOLD ME DONT MAKE ME CONTROL YOUR BODY SO I CAN HUG HER AND ASK HER TO MAKE HER MY LITTLE SISTER

>"WAIT ARE YOU INSANE HOLD YOURSELF"

SHE IS TOO CUTE AAAAAAAAAHHHHH~~

You have a rampaging Sakura who wants to hug Kanna, Kanna who can see through illusions, Yuu tries her best to get back on subject and you have a loss of words what to say.

>Calm down Sakura first and then take over the conversation
>Let Sakura do her thing. She could probably explain it better if she is the one explaining.
>Call Marie and Raye? They would probably help reinforce your evidence
>Write-in
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>>3349945
>I just cut it and put it on my cat who is probably rolling around in my home.
....i'm flabbergasted. I really hope it was just the normal kind of thread and not the rigged one.



>Calm down Sakura first and then take over the conversation
>"Aren't you more intrigued because i'm alive?"
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>>3349948
Sachiko suspects Yuu very much but not Kanna. She is too pure for that.
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oh yeah, can you roll for the hope essence?
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>>3349945
>Calm down Sakura first and then take over the conversation

>To Sakura: Calm down, Kanna is cute but she cut the string. Natalya might know she is here; she might be in grave danger. Think about the kind of bitch that would kill a girl like this for sport.

>Kanna, what else do you see? I didn't want to scare you. Everybody thought I was dead or missing. I'm here now but something bad happened to me because of Sachiko leaving me behind during the shadow fight. She went along with Mari's plan on purpose. Sachiko turns magical girls into shadows to kill them and harvest their powers. She was going to hurt Yuu last night if I didn't stop her. Kanna you're in danger too. Yuu and I came tonight to help you. We are trying to get the team back together, we are safer together. Sachiko picks on isolated, depressed girls. I can help hide you and your family. "

>"Sakura, you want to tell her your story? we might want to start looking for someplace private to scan her?"
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>>3349945
urge to corrupt rising


>Calm down Sakura first and then take over the conversation
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>>3349948
>>3349957
>>3349958

>"Could you calm down. We need to make her our ally, not chase her away. You can hug her all you can after we can secure her alliance to us. Also, she cut the string. Natalya might know she is here; she might be in grave danger. Think about the kind of bitch that would kill a girl like this for sport."

Oh fine....I'll just wait like a good little girl like you always been. And about string cutting, the string gives feedback every 5 seconds. So it would be long enough to attach it to his kitten. In fact it is a good one. Kittens are known to be cute and possibly the catalyst for positivity. But that was debuked haha. Yuuki likes to say her hypothesis.

You stare at Kanna who is smiling at you. Shaking your head, you inquire something from her.

"Kanna, what else do you see? I didn't want to scare you. Everybody thought I was dead or missing. I'm here now but something bad happened to me because of Sachiko leaving me behind during the shadow fight. I mean aren't you more intrigued because I'm alive?"

"Hmmm....You are a shadow magical girl with an insane girl inside of you? I mean how does that work? also I see a thread behind you which....."

She stands up and walks to the window. She stares something until she saw something.

"Hey! The thread goes up to Mari-senpai above."

She waves her hand

>"Junko....I think she is waving at us. Did she know?"

>"I think she is."

>"I'll probably hide for now but I will still on the lookout."

>"Please do."

At this point Kanna goes back on her seat and asked you.

"Why does Mari-senpai doesn't want to come inside with us?"

"She...is watching."

"Oh..I see."

"Kanna, Sachiko turns magical girls into shadows to kill them and harvest their powers. She was going to hurt Yuu last night if I didn't stop her. Kanna you're in danger too. Yuu and I came tonight to help you. We are trying to get the team back together, we are safer together. Sachiko picks on isolated, depressed girls. I can help hide you and your family. "

"Hmmm.....if she picks on isolated and depressed girls, is the solution to smile and be happy?"

"Kanna....as much as your answer is something from a kid would say. It doesn't work like that."

"HEY! That is so mean Junko-senpai. So who is the lucky man."

"The what?"

"I mean did you elope with someone? That is why you are missing right?"

"What NO! Did you even listen to what I said?"

"No?"

"Oh heavens....You see. Sachiko set me up to fall. She wants me and Yuu powers for herself. Marie is on the verge of being shadow and I helped her. Raye too. That is why Sachiko is just taking her time only to swoop in and kill them to harvest their hope essence to empower herself. And not only that. She also destroyed magical girl group before us. You said that you saw some insane girl inside me right? She is the leader of the previous Magical Girl Group who wants to avenge her friends death."

"Really? Hmm.....So Sachiko is a bad bad girl."

"Yes, she is."

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>>3349998
"Then....I don't believe it."

"What?"

"No offense Junko-senpai but what is the job of a Magical Girl?"

"To destroy shadows?"

"And what are you?"

"Kanna....I'm not like them."

"You might. You can also lie. Yuu-senpai. Do you want to manipulate her like that? She is probably feeding you lies right now. What if after she kills Sachiko, she will backstab us?"

"No Kanna I won't do that."

"At least prove something to me that you didn't lie. I will not be convinced because a shadow told me some big things about Sachiko-senpai being mean or something. That you won't do the same as Sachiko-senpai. Because the way I see it. You are doing the same as her. You are killing each other. Is this really what Magical girls do? In fact Sachiko-senpai might have a motive why she would try to kill you. Because you are a shadow."

Really.....this girl is really too pure. Makes me want to corrupt her now. Can we just kidnap her and make her a shadow?

>Fine. But we will go to a safe location first (Where?)
>If I show you, will you promise that you will help us?
>At least swear to me that you will never reveal whatever we are going to say to you
>No words.....Kidnap.....corrupt......one of us.
>Write-in
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>>3350000
Gonna continue this tomorrow. See you next time.
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Rolled 4, 3 = 7 (2d10)

>>3350000
>Ok, fine. Two days ago, right after Yuu left your house, sashiko and the russian girl knocked out Yuu literally in your front door. We called the police and they didn't answer. The climate aberration that was talked about were our attempts at rescuing her. As you can see from yuu being here alive, we managed to succeed.

>Now i have a question for you Kanna. If you can see corruption and illusions this easily, why didn't you see the obvious corruption in the back of Yuu's mind? Were you so oblivious to her pain and all the days she was looking for my corpse? Did you REALLY think that i ran away with someone when Yuu was crying her soul out? ....Want another proof of my innocence? fine.
>Last week she was at the brim of corruption and the only reason that she is alive is thanks to another random magical girl that told me where she was transforming. When i found Yuu, she was oozing corruption and was begging me to let her fully transform into a shadow, yet i couldn't let her become something like me. You claim that the work of a magical girl is to destroy shadows, but is your world so black and white that you purposely left Yuu slowly fall into shadows? If so, you are no better than me or sashiko.....or were you aware of the mind wipes that sashiko was practicing on Yuu?because if that's true, you'll have nowhere to hide from my wrath. Kanna. Rikudo.

>Do you believe me now?

Good night! But you didn't roll for the bag goodies.
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>>3350037
I don’t know if threatening Kanna is the best idea but I’ve come to like the accusative tone. I’m still working on my own write in. I’m borrowing parts of yours.
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>>3349859
In which case ,wouldn't we want some sort of elixir of life or phoenix down to make ourselves alive again?
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>>3350000
>>3350000
>Write-in:
>Sakura,” No! You know deep down you don't want to hurt this girl. What would the old Yuuki or Rika think if they heard you speaking like this? What would your parents say? Sakura, you’re better than this Where is the defender of the city…the miko that spoke with such pride about dispelling evil spirits? Sakura hurting Kanna isn’t right, it isn’t about revenge or justice and you ARE better than that.”
>”Kanna, what would it take to prove it to you?
>”Last night, right after Yuu left your house, Sachiko and the Russian girl knocked out Yuu right next to your front door. How didn’t you notice? We called the police and they didn't answer. The climate aberration that was talked about resulted from Natalya fighting our attempts at rescuing her. As you can see from Yuu being here alive, we managed to succeed. Kanna they used Yuu as a human shield—they put her in the hospital from the cold and Yuu’s tracker was rigged with a bomb. Is that how heroic magical girls treat their friends?” Isn’t that what happened Yuu?, Do you want to see her cuts and bruises?
>"Kanna, I would never, ever, ever hurt Yuu. I like her too much; I have feelings for her. I want Yuu to be happy. Does a girl have to spell EVERYTHING out? Kanna, think about what you are saying. Yuu is right here with us, would Yuu want me to hurt you? How would that help me make Yuu happy? Yuu I’m going to tell Kanna something else. Please, forgive me. Four days ago, Yuu wasn’t happy. She had already been thinking about hurting herself during your field trip. Did you not notice or did you think Yuu would solve suicidal ideation on her own? Do your powers not work on Yuu? I tracked down her down because I couldn’t leave her to get hurt. When I found Yuu, she was oozing corruption and was begging me to let her fully transform into a shadow, yet I couldn't let her become something like me. I saved Yuu. You claim that the work of a magical girl is to destroy shadows, then why would you or Sachiko leave Yuu to her fate so she might become one? Did you help Sachiko wipe Yuu’s mind so Yuu didn’t even know she was falling to despair? Sorry to embarrass you Yuu, but Kanna needs to know it’s the truth.”

(part 1)
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>>3350000
>>3350213

>”Kanna I never asked to become a monster. I still have my hope energy, my feelings, and my memories. Look, I’ve done things that I’m not proud of, made mistakes—bad ones, I wish could take back now that I know the truth…but now I’m trying to do the right thing. Protect people from danger. Isn’t that magical girls are SUPPOSED to do? Magical girls don’t kill each other—I have a question for you Kanna. If you can see corruption and illusions this easily, why didn't you see the obvious corruption in the back of Yuu's mind? Why did you leave it festering for months, rather than helping her as a friend? Were you so oblivious to her pain and all the days she was looking for my corpse? Did you REALLY think that I ran away with someone while Yuu was crying her soul out? Explain what happened to me. Do you think that shadow just took me out for tea and cookies when Sachiko abandoned me; when you abandoned me during that fight? I died in that warehouse, Kanna. Why did Sachiko leave me behind to die? Why didn’t you say anything like Yuu did? I thought you looked up to me. I spent two months in hell, in complete agony, while my best friend, the only person who gave a shit, suffered and a grief shadow was eating my mom. Yuu, hold me, I’m gonna’ cry again. I don’t know what’s left to say? All I can ask is WHY and if I’m evil, what is Sachiko; if you stood by and watched, what the fuck are you, Kanna?”
>”You know what Kanna, you’re right I’m a bad person, I’m a shadow. My own Mom doesn’t want to have anything to do with me, I’m dead remember. My old life is gone. All I have left is Yuu, Mari, Rei, and some shadows. My body is ruined. Sometimes, I can’t even trust my own mind and I have no privacy with Sakura in there .I guess I deserve it all, huh. Keep kicking me while I’m down, but you know what…I’m still better than Sachiko. I’m no serial killer. I never abandoned a girl, no matter how bad they hurt me; I never left anyone behind to face their problems alone. I could have killed you all just like Sachiko would—believe me it was so tempting—but I always give you a chance because it’s the right thing to do. I’m gonna’ save the girls, Kanna. I’m gonna’ save you too. You don’t have to come with me I can make a phone call and get you and your family on a flight as soon as you can leave to where ever you want. It’s safer for our team to stick together but I understand if you want nothing to do with me. Let me at least protect you Kanna, do it for your family, do it for your friends, do it for me for what it’s worth. I don’t want to be the one giving you a funeral when Sachiko makes you go missing. I can’t turn back time and I may never fix all the wrong I have done, but I can stop Sachiko before she kills anyone else’s friends or takes some other mother’s daughter. I made a promise to end that. “

(part 2)
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>>3350000
>>3350213
>>3350217
>”If this is all a waste of breath tell me, Kanna? There is another girl out there I need to help. Her name is Mako and so is so full of corruption I’ve never seen anything like it. If I don’t help her she will just die and become a massive shadow. Her situation is so desperate she can’t help herself. The worst part is I don’t even know how I can help her anymore but I have to try something because it’s the right thing to do. Magical girls may abandon people in trouble but I’m a shadow now.”

(part 3)

Feel free to give any input. It might have gotten too long and I wrote it over a while so parts might need to be cleaned up to make it more cohesive/less rambly.
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>>3350000
Well I was doing that when I didn’t know it’s what Sachiko wants me to do?
So you noticed all of that but didn’t notice that the string Yuu had was rigged to explode? Or her kidnapping Yuu right outside your house? Why did you even think I went and eloped? Did they somehow rewrite your memory like they did Yuu? Yuu wouldn’t be crying enough to start turning into a shadow if I had eloped! She’d obviously be invited to the wedding.
We’re in a library right now, we can look up her entire team and see if her story matches with what happened to them. I didn’t have time to do that before and the whole kidnapping Yuu then a sudden 3 way brawl over who actually gets revenge on Sachiko kind of removed any doubts I had.
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>>3350227
Is too long and too brutally honest. I can already see that while it will drive the point home it will end up having a very similar result that what the speech with our moms did and well, that is a no-no.
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>>3350000
I just remembered Yuu has an absolute truth detector power. It’s in thread five.

I don’t know how to add this to >>3350213 or if I should just rewrite it all?

>”Kanna, Yuu has an absolute truth detector. She can make me say the truth. I will verify the events of what happened to us. We might want to head somewhere safe first. It’s a hope power, so it will probably hurt me regardless of if I tell the truth or not. I’m willing to do that for you. I go through all of that will you help us. “
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>>3350424
It's way too long. I still have to sit down and read it, plus Kanna is bound to interrupt your 3 post long speech, or get bored and not listen like she did with a single paragraph. I already think those long speeches are out of character for a teenager to suddenly spurt out as it is and talking for that long completely ignores your audience (Kanna)
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>>3350424
>>3350525
What about letting Yuu use her power on us and Kanna can get the answers she wants.
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>>3350431
>>3350529

There are already holes in your story halfway through the very first post that would set off the lie detector.
Eg we would never hurt Yuu. We were going to kill her with the rest initially until we found out she wasn't in on it.
Kanna can also open with asking if you can lie past the lie detector which would entrap us since unless we let Sakura(whom is not in a right frame of mind atm) swap with us we would have to answer yes to render the whole conversation useless.
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>>3350531
What if we drop my write in and let Yuu question us. We can't really bullshit Kanna she already called us a liar to our face. We are screwed if we lie and apparently we are screwed if we tell the truth?

Your write in >>3350246 seems pretty good.
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Probably best to go to a reasearch room and chart everything on a blackboard to make it easier for Kanna to follow.
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I also can’t tell if something is legitimately wrong with Kanna or not since us being left to die hasn’t come up. Idk if she genuinely has not considered how fucking horrible that was or she’s trying not to bring up that she counts as one of our murderers to said vengeful spirit.
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>>3350529
The lie detector is a good idea, but we don't know if the answers will please kanna, because "yuu might be lying as well".

>>3350531
>Kanna can also open with asking if you can lie past the lie detector
To be fair, we can't lie past the lie detector. What Sakura did was to completely dodge the question by appearing, impressing Yuu and making her forget that she had to use the detector on us.

>>3350569
that sounds good. I don't know if we'll be able to find information about them on the library, but we will on the internet. Sakura can find their facebook/twitter pages and prove that they have been dead for a long time(except Yuuki).
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>>3350000

This is a good Idea >>3350569. We want to get Kanna away from the main liberary so she doesn't cause a scene anyway.
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>>3350581
Libraries normally have old newspapers archived on films/etc. missing/dead children usually at least get an article. Sakura can provide general dates so it’s not like we.d have to read every single newspaper during the entire year.
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>>3350599
The problem is Sachiko destroyed a lot of the evidence of the old team even existing. From thread four:

> Memories of my friends became a pain that I will never see them again. The pictures that we're taken. Gone. The place where we put our mementos on. Gone. Even the letters we wrote each other. Gone. All gone. Being alone hurts, more than so when I see both of my best friends died.

We don't know how through Sachiko is. If she has some sort of official support. More than likely because Natalya is a quasi-government agent/spy Sachiko might be able to alter official records.
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>>3350615
I severely doubt they scooped up old newspapers rotting in a library.
That would be absurdly thorough.
Sakura also knows their old families so we could make a list of old addresses and/ track down them to ask. No official records would make things more suspicious after we confirm from th families themselves.
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>>3350724
>>3350615
You also have to take into consideration that if you kill all the girls, you don't need to destroy the evidence, because the girls are dead.
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>>3350724
>>3350760
Hey i'm mentioning it as a precaution. We could always use Yuu's absolute truth power if the find records thing goes wrong.

The good thing is all of our write ins hit on the same events: Yuu's almost kidnapping, the bomb on the tracker, The discrepancies in the story about Junko's death. The tones all of us take are wildly different though. I think we need to come up with some consensus to avoid the emotional whiplash we did to Dr. Nagi.

>>3350037 is forward with the events the timeline is wrong, but that's a really autistic lore detail I only think I'm keeping up with. So its no problem. but becomes accusatorial and hostile towards Kanna at the end.I think we could score pity from Kanna by making her realize how fucked up her part in all of this was but nakedly hostile will scare off the girl and reinforce her opinion of us as a monster.

>>3350213, Mine we have already concluded may be too long winded to work. the tl;dr was I wanted to lay out the precise details of what happened, with a sprinkling of emotion, then ratchet up the accusatory tone and use rhetorical questions to sow doubt in Sachiko's story and Kanna's actions in it, finally culminating in an appeal to Kanna's sympathy and emotions and a simple plea: Despite any wrongdoing in the past Junko just wants to keep her friends safe and to help people who deserve it.

Yeah, it might be overboard for Kanna, I'm basically prosecuting the girl at points and then trying to bring her to tears. I thought the mom's could handle the truth and I still sugar-coated that a bit and look how it worked out. I still think we should offer to let Yuu speak more and show Kanna her wounds. Kanna has called us a liar, we need to make the threat real to her.

>>3350246 is strait forward and to the point. I like the library idea (despite my conspiratorial worries) I'm worried it might be too vague without hard proof and Kanna may not listen--but I am both a blunt and long winded asshole. It might just be me?

We're not really too far off from each other. It's just ironing out the details for a vote or maybe one of the other anons can come up with something.

Also QM's suggestions of:

>If I show you, will you promise that you will help us?
>At least swear to me that you will never reveal whatever we are going to say to you

don't seem bad either.
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>>3350955
>the timeline is wrong, but that's a really autistic lore detail I only think I'm keeping up with.
please elaborate, because i'd like to have a solid time table of events because the "landmarks" are very vague. Right now i only know that we died more or less 4 months ago, revived 2 months ago and that our reveal with out moms and transfer to the safe house was 5 days-one week ago-ish. from there to now the events are clear.
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>>3351165
you're on the right track. I could make a time line but I would have to reread all the old threads and my lack of sleep is catching up to me.
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I'm looking forward to Arc busting in and seeing the giant detective board that renders her last month of work almost useless.

>>3350955
At some point we might tired of Kanna's crap enough to point out that we don't NEED to have been a shadow to hate her for leaving us to die. Something snippy/sarcastic like "It's almost like I was left to die by people I thought were my friends and I'm angry about that for some reason"
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Gonna be delayed for an hour. I need to finish things here. Just dropping by to give some heads up.
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Alright, I'm here gonna start writing now.
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>>3352123

"Do you want proof Kanna? Last night, right after Yuu left your house, Sachiko and the Russian girl knocked out Yuu right next to your front door. How didn’t you notice? We called the police and they didn't answer. The climate aberration that was talked about resulted from Natalya fighting our attempts at rescuing her. As you can see from Yuu being here alive, we managed to succeed. Kanna they used Yuu as a human shield—they put her in the hospital from the cold and Yuu’s tracker was rigged with a bomb. Is that how heroic magical girls treat their friends?” Isn’t that what happened Yuu?, Do you want to see her cuts and bruises?"

"Uhm....Junko, the cuts and bruises healed by the way."

"Oh...yeah I sent you to the hospital. Any scars?"

"No, it just healed themselves. No scars"

"Ah that is good. You always complain about your skin going brown."

"*ahem*"

Kanna interrupts your conversation with Yuu, you cough a little and proceed.

"Anyway, Kanna, I would never, ever, ever hurt Yuu. I like her too much; I have feelings for her. I want Yuu to be happy. Does a girl have to spell EVERYTHING out? Kanna, think about what you are saying. Yuu is right here with us, would Yuu want me to hurt you? How would that help me make Yuu happy? Yuu I’m going to tell Kanna something else. Please, forgive me. Four days ago, Yuu wasn’t happy. She had already been thinking about hurting herself during your field trip. Did you not notice or did you think Yuu would solve suicidal ideation on her own? Do your powers not work on Yuu? I tracked down her down because I couldn’t leave her to get hurt. When I found Yuu, she was oozing corruption and was begging me to let her fully transform into a shadow, yet I couldn't let her become something like me. I saved Yuu. You claim that the work of a magical girl is to destroy shadows, then why would you or Sachiko leave Yuu to her fate so she might become one? Did you help Sachiko wipe Yuu’s mind so Yuu didn’t even know she was falling to despair? Sorry to embarrass you Yuu, but Kanna needs to know it’s the truth.”

Yuu at this point is blushing, Kanna squee in adoration.

"Okay senpai! I believe in you! I mean a true Junko would defend Yuu whoever backtalks about her. Sorry about that senpai. I just want to make sure."

"Uhm....I have many to tell but okay?"

"So? What is the plan? Should we go to Sachiko senpai and beat her up? I want to punch her face for talking bad about my brother."

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>>3352198
"It doesn't work like that Kanna. Like I said. Natalya is a dangerous one. We need to find something that would take her out of equation before fighting Sachiko. And also I have found a good prospect. Either would be fine but she is in great danger. Her name is Mako. When I try to see deep inside her, I saw an unlimited supply of corruption inside her soul. No matter how I siphoned it. It would just came back very fast that I can't keep up with. And I didn't try to dispel as it would damage her soul. Something must be done. At this rate, if something happened drastic. She would lose herself and we would fight the greatest shadow of all."

"Senpai....are you just exaggerating or is that the truth?"

"Do I look like a face of a liar."

"Almost...."

"You cheeky kouhai."

You stand up to give her a noogie, she also stands up and you chase her quietly in the spacious library. It didn't take a lot of time to deliver the noogie on Kanna's head and she relents. You then carry the Kanna on you side like a cat carrying on her stomach and plop her on your lap. You then start to pat her head and.....

>"SAKURA....DID YOU JUST MANIPULATE MY BODY TO DO THIS??"

I'M SORRY PLEASE LET ME HAVE THIS!!

"Senpai?"

"Nothing....I.....just miss you Kanna."

"Awwww.....say you are a shadow. Should you be like....weak to me?"

"Well, I have retained some of my powers back then so I can still cast from hope."

"Oh! I see, then you are really not a shadow....but I see you as shadow? Hmmmmm I cannot say that you are a half shadow too....1 and 1/2 shadow and 1/2 magical girl?"

While you are thinking about something Marie calls you.

>"Is it okay down there Junko? It's awfully quiet there."

Oh yeah, you forgot about Marie. Should they come down and meet Kanna?

>Let Marie and Raye stay there in case
>Let Marie and Raye come in. It's hot outside
>Let Marie stay but Raye comes in.
>Let Marie come in by Raye stays.
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>>3352205
>Let Marie and Raye come in. It's hot outside
I mean, its a public library. If somebody decides to attack here, everything is fucked.
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>>3352205
>Let Marie and Raye come in. It's hot outside.
>"Kanna, Mari and Rei are coming they are shadows like me. I hope that doesn't stop us from working as a team."
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also, can we get the rolls for the bag?
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>>3352304
We might want to go to a back room if we are grabbing stuff from the bag.
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>>3352318
The rules only say that we can roll to 5 times per day and the bag is one of Yuu's skills, she should be able to summon it.
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>>3352332
I was just thinking if we do get lucky do we want to pull out a hope essence in the middle of a public place.
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>>3352205
>Kanna made her shadow stance clear, I think Raye and Marie should stay outside unless either of them thinks they still have an MG core remaining.
>We could try and figure out who those other people that showed up to the fight are. Sachiko seems to have a bunch of enemies.
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>>3352344
I just want the roll acknowledged and "stored" for a lore appropriate moment, because we don't know if we will return to the safehouse (or any other place we can retrieve the items) in this session.
Ideally we can roll right now, secure the rewards and then when the the moment is appropriate(ex. we return to the safehouse) Yuu will pull them out from the bag.

I just want to use those five rolls rather than just throw them away.
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>>3352344
Why limit ourselves to a hope essence? Is it limited by things we know about or can we think of something we don't know the comosition of (eg elixir of life to stop being dead, giant hope dispenser, a real Gundam) to pull from it.
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>>3352368
well, mainly, we need the cores as a short term goal if we want to help mako. If she transforms without it, her personality will be overwritten by the new shadow. The hope core at least gives her a chance to be herself after the transformation.

But i can change my vote for something else if it seems more powerful.
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>>3352368
It was just the "most useful" thing we could thing of
>...will give something depend on what the user wants
Junko and Yuu are strong but I don't think they can lift the 43.4 tons of a just a base RX series and how would they stage it unless they pull a Pegasus class out of the bag too.
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>>3352397
Hey, they are strong independent women that don't need a superheavy lifter.
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So uh, slow night tonight?
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>>3352356
support
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>>3352647
seems like. maybe his internet died
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Hope QM is okay.

I realized why Kanna doesn’t seem to know exactly what happened to Junko despite being with the with the girls that night. Kanna was the rear-guard for the team, handling weak shadows and stuff like that. She may not have been in the warehouse to see Junko die. All she might have seen is Sachiko, Mari, and Rei bailing with a distraught Yuu. There was no body so Sachiko could have spun the she got separated and ran off thing. For such a mastermind Sachiko seems to be a worse liar than us.
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Sorry for the sudden disappearance. I was called back to my work to fix something and when the time I got home, I flopped on my bed and slept immediately the moment my head touch my fluffy pillows. I just currently woke up and I'll probably give some update or two after I stuff myself with breakfast and some coffee on 4am.
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>>3352919
The main group didnt see us die either. Actually seeing us die was part of Yuu's fake memories to make it look like she wasn't left to die..
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>>3352356
>>3352653
>>3352293
>>3352235


"Kanna, Mari and Rei are coming they are shadows like me. I hope that doesn't stop us from working as a team."

"Wait? You mean Mari-senpai didn't eloped with some boy?"

"No Kanna. I think we need to talk about your delusional fantasies."

"Awwww.....a girl can imagine everything when it comes to happy ending you know?"

"I'm probably a weird girl then."

You call Marie telepathically.

>"Marie, get Raye and come inside to meet Kanna."

>"Alright but no hugging. Shits burning my skin you know."

You wait for a while when Marie and Raye comes in. Kanna became stiff when she saw Raye. Raye tilts her head on the confused Kanna.

"Rei-senpai.....what happened to you....you literally have no soul. Junko-senpai, what happened to her? Did Sachiko did this to her?"

Raye remained silent electing to go to Yuu side tugging her shirt.

"Where is the book I lent you?"

"In the house." She blushed.

>We found her on the red light district. Already a shadow
>We found her unconscious and without a memory already a shadow
>We caught her in the process of being corrupted into shadow. We tried to stop it but she broke before we try to fix her.
>Write-in
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>>3353043
>"I don't want to lie to you Kanna, I hope you can forgive me. I made a mistake."

>"We caught her in the process of being corrupted into shadow. She was in the red light district doing really disgusting stuff. I was mad at her. I thought Rei was helping Sachiko hurt Yuu and she might have been doing just that. So I sent Mari to help me humiliate Rei and the was a scuffle...and Mari knocked her out. I couldn't let her go to Sachiko like that. Yuu would get hurt and Sachiko would go after me so I gave her the last push into becoming a shadow. Then later on I found out that we were being manipulated by Sachiko and I realized that I screwed up; Rei may have been hurting Yuu but Rei didn't quite know what she was doing. She probably though she was helping."

>"I already asked Rei for her forgiveness, for what it's worth"

>"When someone becomes a shadow, Kanna, the corruption displaces their original self. If you try to dispel the shadow it would probably just kill both of them. With time and enough hope energy their soul can come back again. It's what happened to Mari. When she first woke up she was acting like she should have been your kouhai...she was a different person. After I was nice to her for a while the real Mari came back. I want to help Rei but I'm scared that if I pushed things too fast she might turn back into a disgusting pervert or I might ruin her somehow."

We could lie to Kanna but she is pretty perceptive. If she picks up on it it will backfire bad.
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We should probably just let Kanna connect the dots on her own at this point. She clearly has a .. distorted vision of the night we died or is purposefully trying not to think about it.

>>3353043
>*Marie* Kanna, there really were Yakuza kidnappers that grabbed me.
>Get a more private area of the library like a research room
>Kanna, what do you remember from that night? (Yuu's probably going to have to correct that.)
With luck it'll be long enough to distract her short attention span.
Kanna picks up stuff quickly, but since noone on the team talked about what happened, she possibly hasn't put 2+2 together to realize we were abandoned to die.
>A general repeat of my previous vote to try and find the other people with beef against Sachiko. Since Kanna and Yuu aren't shadows, Arc might be less homicidal if they try to talk to her to ask about what she has to do with all of this.

>Long term; If that string is still attached to the kitty then we can follow it to find Natayla's hideout when it's time.
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>>3353043
Supporting the
>go to a more private area like a research room.
>later, look for info about Sakura's old group, Arc, and Sachiko/Tsugawa Tomoko

Still torn if we should lie or tell the truth. Waiting to see if more anons chime in.
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>>3353073
Screw asking for forgiveness, we were legitimately wronged

>>3353084
>>3353043
Addendum: Ask for advice on Mako. (Kanna would probably give some stupid advice like just make her life happier that's actually the best advice to try. Getting advice from a bunch of shadows like we did earlier would naturally get more negative responses. Hire Mako as a maid/intern, Have a robust health care package, and get her to focus on her studies)>
>+1 to looking up Sakura's old group. It could give us a lead on that teleporting shadow if we want to try and get her in on the next all out assault on Sachiko.
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>>3353105
>Wronged
Kanna still doesn't know that for some reason but she does know Yuu is Junko's weak point and if someone hurts Yuu, Junko gets mad.

>"Okay senpai! I believe in you! I mean a true Junko would defend Yuu whoever backtalks about her. Sorry about that senpai. I just want to make sure."

>>3353043
>Seconding the addendum too: ask for advice about Mako

I don't think we should send her to school considering the amount of danger she is in but if she is mentally challenged like QM suggested Junko and Raye can help her with basic skills. I'm betting the poor girl can barely read.

The rest of it was stuff I was planning to suggest. Call up Okada and have Mako's mom rushed to the hospital and Dr. Nagi ASAP, give her a housekeeping job with room and board at the mansion, get her family out of the shithole they are in--maybe if mom squad stops being sticks in the mud, they could help take care of Mako's little sisters, It might do the moms some good to have some little girls to watch over. If the second eldest is as smart as Mako says she is offer to let her shadow (kek) Dr. Nagi at the hospital on weekends or candystripe (volunteer nurse). It would keep the girl close to her mother too.
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>>3353116
I think QM was implying she just didn't have any time to study. Risking all Fs is pretty dumb, but I don't get the impression that she's mentally challenged. (Or at least not enough that being able to study instead of constantly worrying about her family situation or avoiding the bullies wouldn't get her up to C grades) At the least she isn't offensively dumb like isekai antagonists.

If there's a servant quarters in the mansion they could probably get moved in and Mako could be a live in maid/intern. Her mom gets her medical care which it might be too late to get, but at least she got some. Whatever Okada thinks having a temporary corruption battery is worth should be enough to fund something and we do have a medical genius on the line. Have him value it as if she's going to recover quickly so that her extra years of leaking corruption since she probably is never going to completely get over it counts as bonus profit in his eyes. She can also be his test for if he can do the same with other people with extreme corruption as a business. Having less competition as a shadow in the area is probably great for him and there's no reason to keep her at max despair efficiency. When she goes over the threshold he loses all of that potential future profit he could have been getting instead of it being slowly leeched out of her while her life turns around so even his inner greed should see that helping her over time is more profitable than risking it all if she blows up.
I'm not sure how reasonable this is since I've been learning from arguments with strangers over the internet that Business Studies is not a normal class to have, so understanding how to determine profit, pricing accordingly, and making a rough business plan may not be something a a middle schooler should be easily be capable of doing despite how easy the idea of sell something for more than it costs to get should be to comprehend.
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It would be pretty funny if Okada ends up being the businessman with the happiest workplace in Japan out of sheer greed since happier people work harder and not overworking his employees nets greater profit from all the sicknesses they don't get.

Fun Fact:
The 5 day work week was actually motivated by greed since Gerald Ford realized that if his employees were spending all of the time working, they didn't have time to buy stuff from him so that he could make even more profits.
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>>3353116
If she is mentally challenged then her sister might not be the genius she is thought to be. We also don't know what type of career she's planning. It's better to not push her directly into a medical career. Okada would naturally make connections for the sister if she's truly a genius in whatever field she picks since it's a long term profit for him.
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>>3353178
I think your think of Henry Ford there he also payed his factory workers a ridiculous wage for the 1910's since her realized that they were perfect consumers for Ford Cars.

You might appreciate how hilarious the racket Okada is running with his hospital. He also owns largest the insurance company in the region. He has one of his companies negotiating the price of services/goods with another one of his companies. Meaning somebody is getting screwed and there is nothing they can do about it(quite possibly the Japanese government depending on how healthcare works over there.) It can get even more hilarious if he owns a medical device manufacturer or a drug company. Hurray for vertical integration. Monopolies and functional monopolies have always been a theme in Japanese business. You probably know about the Zaibatsus in the pre and post-war period. It's easy to see why cyberpunk authors (who incorrectly popularized the term) thought Japan was going to own the US when Sony came over in the eighties and started buying up whatever companies and properties that they could get their hands on (Then the bubble economy burst).

As far as potential profit goes we are somewhat unintentionally assembling a magical, super-powered army. I'm sure Okada has a few ways to profit off that. He seems to have a blind spot for Marie (notice he called her his daughter now and not just his niece and by extension Junko)

>>3353183
We don't know that and even if she is of normal intelligence it let's keep a girl close to Mako's mom and helps the girl get some hands on professional experience. It would look good on a college app.
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>>3353043
>We found her on the red light district reeking corruption, then when we tried to talk with her...things got out of control very fast. We tried to help her but she broke before we managed to fix her. The original Rei might still be sealed inside somewhere....but if she returns in the same mental state that she had in red light district... it will be gross. super gross.

>Where is the book I lent you?"
>"In the house." She blushed.
Who's saying that to whom?
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>>3353254
Raye to Yuu of all people
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>>3353265
raye lent Yuu the corrupted doujin?? I hope that the thing was already cleansed.
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>>3353116
>>3353105
>>3353097
>>3353084
>>3353073

"I don't want to lie to you Kanna, I hope you can forgive me. I made a mistake. We caught her in the process of being corrupted into shadow. She was in the red light district doing really disgusting stuff. I was mad at her. I thought Rei was helping Sachiko hurt Yuu and she might have been doing just that. So I sent Mari to help me humiliate Rei and the was a scuffle...and Mari knocked her out. I couldn't let her go to Sachiko like that. Yuu would get hurt and Sachiko would go after me so I gave her the last push into becoming a shadow. Then later on I found out that we were being manipulated by Sachiko and I realized that I screwed up; Rei may have been hurting Yuu but Rei didn't quite know what she was doing. She probably though she was helping. I already asked Rei for her forgiveness, for what it's worth"

"Wait I thought th- mmpppphhh"

Raye quickly shut Yuu up and you continue...

"When someone becomes a shadow Kanna, the corruption displaces their original self. If you try to dispel the shadow it would probably just kill both of them. With time and enough hope energy their soul can come back again. It's what happened to Mari. When she first woke up she was acting like she should have been your kouhai...she was a different person. After I was nice to her for a while the real Mari came back. I want to help Rei but I'm scared that if I pushed things too fast she might turn back into a disgusting pervert or I might ruin her somehow."

"Hmmmm....did you try to sleep it off and wake up?"

"Are you implying that it could be turned off an on like some appliances?"

"No?"

Then Marie gives her own story to Kanna on what happened. Although she left the time where you tortured her and made her own version by being the one who genocide the whole Yakuza building which is true anyway.

"I saw it on a leaked website. We thought that we hope to not fight it. But I didn't know it was you Mari-senpai."
(1/2)
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>>3353295

"Well I was consumed by anger. It took me a while longer to have my own mind to fix itself."

"Anyway, let's get a room. There is one over there. Marie, go to front desk and ask that we gonna rent that room."

"Alright..."

You wait for Marie to get the key to the room and in minutes, she returns with one and go to the designated room where you can talk without someone listening to.....

.......

You watch the group go onto the room where you will be noticed if you decide to follow. So instead, you walk out of the library and call someone. After three rings, it picks up.

"HQ?"

"Come in Arc."

"I think I don't need to be here."

"Why? Did something happened?"

"No, someone has beaten me to the punch."

"No Arc. Stay there and instead observe the happenings. That will be your new order."

"I hate spying you know?"

"Well you just need not to get caught. Good luck Arc. HQ out."

The phone call cuts off and you just go outside the building. You probably need a coffee from all of that exposition you heard and maybe some notebook and pen.

.........

Confident that no one followed you, you asked Marie if someone shady came in the library.

"Oh, I kinda didn't paid attention after we came in here."

"What about now?"

"Hmmmm nope nothing. We're clear."

"Alright. We have something to do. First is we need to find out any clues about the previous Magical Group. Their names are Yamagata Sakura, Hasegawa Yuuki and Tachibana Rika. They were Sachiko first victims. We need to find some clues about them. That means their family, friends or even the school."

[red]Uhm....Junko? Did you even listen to my story?[/red]

>"Huh?"

[red]*Sigh* I think I would probably need to remind you.[/red]

Then a replay of event happened inside your head. You hear Sakura speaking on to you and said....

>Eventually I discovered that when I talk about Rika, nobody remembered her. Like she didn't exist at all. Me and Yuuki was bewildered by this"

Then it came back to the present

[red]If you gonna look for clues? Give up. You won't find any. Nobody even remember us. Except you and Sachiko.[/red]

"Junko? Junko?"

Yuu snaps her fingers in front of yyand you blinked.

"You suddenly stopped talking."

"Ah! Sorry anyway there is another one. I said this earlier but we found someone who has an untapped corruptive raw power and if Sachiko found her, she would probably abuse it for her own agenda. We need to find ways for her to make her life easier so the demons inside her will be weakened or at best, destroyed. Any questions? No? Then let's......"

>Find Mako
>Look for clues about Sachiko previous family
>Food. Marie insisted
>Write-in
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>>3353299
>Food. Marie insisted
and roll for the bag
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>>3353299
>Well, I know Mako is poor, so she has to work. Her mom is sick, She has sisters and seems to care about them a lot. Mako is getting bullied and extorted by her "friends", and Marie what did she say about her boyfriend, that term didn't sound nice.
>Marie, Raye what was their living situation like?
>Girl's let's brainstorm so ways to help her. I'm going to check something real quick while I'm here at the library. Can multiple magical girls kickstart another girl?
>Check Yuu's bag.
>Look for clues about Sachiko's previous family. Quit if it seems to be going nowhere fast.
>Find Mako
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>>3353329
We can eat later. We can talk to Mako over dinner (she probably gave up most of her potions of what we gave her to her sisters and mom).
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So are you saying that Sachiko erased the memory that they even existed from the families? Wouldn't there at least be official records, old myspace pages, or something else to at least have proof they exist? Unless MGs can actually rewrite people out of reality it's honestly sounding like Sakura really doesn't want anyone to see what happened even though we don't care much outside of the fact that we agree about getting revenge on Sachiko. It's a tad suspicious or horrifying to think that when magical girls die they normally erase all proof that you existed.Hopefully it's not a plot twist like Sachiko killing magical girl because her cousin got "erased" and they accidentally missed erasing her memory of her.
>>3353299
>No food in the library. we can get some when its break time.
>Use the blackboard to chart everything out since just about everyone in the room has clear attention problems.
First we get ideas on how to help Mako before she turns into a giant shadow engulfing half the city
Then we figure out what we're gonna do about sachiko. Yuu and Kanna are probably going to end up handling this part
>eg Follow string on kitten back to Sachiko's hiding space? Try to convince everyone after Sachiko to team up since all of us together might be enough to win?
>Maybe talk to Mako with Kanna? If they can be friends then Kanna would have somebody clearing out the mass corruption in her home or a real friend kind of like how we found Yuu. I'm heavily leaning towards dropping the masquerade with Mako here since she needs a serious intervention before something stupid like her little sister being sent to another world happens.

Mako is a bomb waiting to go off and let's not use nuclear terms when explaining that since we are kind of in Japan unless we are being absolutely serious.
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>>3353299
I forgot before we handle this >>3353356
>"Kanna, sweetheart, Sachiko is such a meanie nothing is really beyond her. I want you to stay safe with Yuu and I and the other girls but we have to figure out how to keep your family safe. If Sachiko finds out you are gone she will get really mad and might decide to hurt your brother or your parents to make you show up. That's why she tried to hurt Yuu last night. She figured she could trap me, but she didn't count on me having help. I don't really want civilians staying with us just in case someone attacks our hideout. That way they would be in for nasty surprise."
>"Mari's uncle is helping us out so I just need to call him and make arrangements. I'll see if I can have someone watch your kitty because Sachiko thinks it's you."
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>>3353439
If Kanna's problem is work related, then if they actually work for Okada he could just let them have their vacation. And really I don't think Sachiko and Natayla are strong enough to take on the clusterfuck that would descend upon them. They know that if they rear their heads they have a bunch of people all aiming to take them out. They need something better than an alarm/dinner bell to anyone who doesn't care about Kanna's family being hostages putting them into a fight that they'd end up losing a second time.
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>>3353474
>And really I don't think Sachiko and Natayla are strong enough to take on the clusterfuck that would descend upon them.

>what clustefuck?
They can kill kanna and Yuu (and maybe the rest of us too)with no problem and then change identities. They only reason they haven't done that is because Sashiko got pierced by marie.
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>>3353474
Yeah I'm hoping it's work and not Sachiko's connections. That way we could send her family away on the trip and tell them that Kanna has to stay behind for school (maybe staying over to study with one of the girls~Yuu's mom is still here I don't know how willing she is to work with us.)

>>3353516
Yeah I'm not relishing the possibility of another fight so soon, we know the mansion might be compromised so civilians have to be evacuated/hidden, besides Mako for obvious reasons. That way if someone kicks in our door they will have to deal with five or six girls, Okada, and a ton of shadows. If the girls move they should move as a unit or in groups.

I wonder why Arc is able to track us. Kanna should have noticed another string, besides the one that is our link with Marie. If we do find it, what about doubling back to Kanna's house and putting Arc's string on the cat too? Then slip out the back door. That way Arc and Natalya will bump into each other again.
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>>3353516
They nearly died when they got hit with a 5 way gangbang after they tried a kidnapping plan with Yuu and that was with everyone working against each other. If they try it again it's a 7 way fight for who kills them with the addition of Yuu and Kanna. The odds are not in their favor even if we're sure that they'll pull something out their ass so that we don't wonder why they didn't just run out of town.
Solidifying the no Sachikos allowed club is the best bet right now.
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I keep on forgetting to mention it but we need to figure out a way to seal Sachiko since we're kind of clear proof that death doesn't stop anyone. Killing her isn't enough. we need to make sure she absolutely can't come back.
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>>3353566
yup I've brought this up before. I was thinking that we could turn her into a shadow, then kill the shadow and bury the hope essence like nuclear waste but then Yuuki came back and I'm pretty sure Sachiko ate her.

>>3353559
Yeah I want to solidify our team and work on teamwork once we have Mako.

Probably impossible to pull off but funny plan: Find Arc's tracker put it on the kitty with Natalya's. Find Yuuki's new hideout. Have a shadow drive the kitty to Yuuki's hideout. Watch as Sachiko and Natalya think someone grabbed Kanna and freak out and Arc thinks someone grabbed Yuu or whichever girl she is tracking and she needs those answers. Hide our team close nearby Yuuki's hideout and then ambush anyone that survives Magical Gangbang 2: Electric Boogaloo. ??? Profit!
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>>3353609
>Yeah I want to solidify our team and work on teamwork once we have Mako.
Eh. We are in a library. We can read about it and our geographic location is close to where a super evil shadow (Tamamo-no-Mae
)got sealed once, so we're bound to find something in the library roughly explaining to chunni how to make a seal..
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>>3353547
>we know the mansion might be compromised so civilians have to be evacuated/hidden.
No, you got it wrong. The more civilians we have, the more protected we are, because no one will want to reveal the secret of the magical girls.
>I wonder why Arc is able to track us.
There are different ways to track a person that don't rely on placing a bug or a thread on a target. Remember that Marie and Raye are spikes of corruption, someone sensible to that will be able to easily find us.

>>3353559
But on that fight we weren't really fighting. We were just on a rescue mission and got lucky with the shot against sushi. Yuuki and arc by themselves can easily obliterate Marie and Raye, and from there is just a matter of slowly wear us out. We don't know the full ability range from surimi and the russian, but its safe to assume that its a similar scenario.

>>3353566
We can launch her body/core/soul into geostationary orbit. Okada(or one of his companies) has to launch telecommunication sats every so often, we can store her inside one of them and be done with it because there is no way that someone can return from there without:
a) knowing orbital mechanics
b) Having a method of propulsion
And since satellites there don't have a real way to return to earth, and space is more or les empty, she'll basically stay there until the sun consumes earth.

>>3353609
>I'm pretty sure Sachiko ate her.
Nope, sashiko just slashed her shadow. Sashiko can't eat shadows, just steal MG powers.
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>>3353649
Or we develop space technology and future people have to deal with an insane gibbering shadow of death on a colony ship escaping the end of mankind.
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>>3353676
space is very big and really empty, up there she won't have any way to get stronger(supposing she's a shadow) and by that time either we'll be dead or we'll be a god. She might be insane, but she won't be a threat, and realistically, this will be her fate until the sun gobbles her up.

Also if for some reason a colonist ship ends up ramming her, she will be destroyed. Spaceships from earth to mars go at 26 km/s which is 95000km/h. Supposing that future ships don't have lasers that destroy debris, the impact with the hull will break her into a million little pieces.
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>>3353649
>But on that fight we weren't really fighting. We were just on a rescue mission and got lucky with the shot against sushi. Yuuki and arc by themselves can easily obliterate Marie and Raye, and from there is just a matter of slowly wear us out. We don't know the full ability range from surimi and the russian, but its safe to assume that its a similar scenario.

The idea was kinda to get them on our side at least temporarily so that Arc is not an actual enemy until Sachiko is done. After that we technically have the massive despair bomb that is Mako as a way to force armistice.
>>3353729
We'd probably reform from that if it happened to us and I was mostly joking since it's the most cliche result of trying to abandon a great evil somewhere where nobody could possibly run into it.
The moon is pretty big and those astronauts randomly discovered the place Rita Repulsa was trapped in when they landed.
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>>3353798
>The moon is pretty big and those astronauts randomly discovered the place Rita Repulsa was trapped in when they landed.

Well, that's plot armor coming into action. If Corruptor wants sashiko to return, she will return no matter what. And in a tangential note, if she's going to return, the last place we want to send her is to the void.
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>>3353649
Geostationary orbit is a bad idea. Natalya is a quasi-government asset so we know the Russians value MG’s. Sachiko’s hope essence might be valuable enough to warrant a manned retrieval mission. If you shoot what’s left of Sachiko into space put her on a trajectory towards deep space, or a collision course with the sun.
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>>3354268
>Sachiko’s hope essence might be valuable enough to warrant a manned retrieval mission.
I don't think its worth it. You'd need to send a craft that has to not only reach that specific orbit, but it also has to safely return with a corpse.
I'm not saying its impossible, but for a successful mission, you'd need a...falcon heavy with a soyuz bolted inside of it. Considering that the falcon costs 150M, the soyuz around ...10M(probably less, considering this is a russian product) and you'd have to add somewhere around 50 to 100 M in bribes, it sums up to around 200-300M dollars. with those resources you probably can hire Natalya, her pseudo army and probably finance your own MG program/army at the same time for at the very least 2 years.
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>>3354449
There's a bunch of space trash in orbit that future generations are going to have to pick up lest it be rendered impossible to actually enter space anymore. Geostationary orbit is just begging for it to get retrieved at some point in the future.
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>>3354918
You are right on that, but if sashiko leaves behind some sort of conscience or tangible thing that can resurrect her and we can't destroy it, its safer to launch it into orbit where you need to invest a huge amount of money rather than just trekking to some hidden temple or digging the hole were we hid it.
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>>3355254
We are immortal. There is no need to toss the remains we keep sealed down a hole unless it is our septic tank.
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We might need to think bigger, what would AM (from "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" ) do. We know a magical girl loses their power's when they fall into despair. The question is how do you keep her from becoming a shadow so she doesn't have a connection to the void. We are going to be messing with Mako, who's soul is a portal to the void currently, so we are going to be experimenting with such stuff anyway. I'm trying to pull what Kriea did to the Jedi Council in KOTOR2. Cut Sachiko off of magic permanently. Sachiko spent her all of her energy gathering magic, so it would be a fitting punishment if she lost magic forever.

From there, lob off all of Sachiko's limbs, blind her, deafen her, cut her tongue out, pull out all of her teeth, and place her in a medically induced coma--I mean look at the horrible accident that has befallen the "poor" girl. Then try to find some way to make her immortal so we can keep her infinity powerless...forever. That might sate Junko/Sakura's shared lady boner for revenge.
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>>3357062
>The question is how do you keep her from becoming a shadow so she doesn't have a connection to the void.
>Cut her magic
I don't know if you can do that since shadows are created from bad thoughts, maybe we could strip her magic away...BUT, we could drive a sharp stick up her nose and lobotomize her. we'd have to take care of her for the rest of her life, but she wouldn't be able to do harm us or someone else.
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>>3357572
The lobotomy was something else I was thinking of but forgot to write in my post, we also know Junko can mind brake people. The thing we would have to figure out where the line between corrupted enough for a girl to lose their power (Like when we were torturing Mari) but before a shadow can hijack their body. If we could keep Sachiko at that point she can't use MG powers and may spawn shadows but they would just feed on her body, not take her over.
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I'm assuming that there are reliable methods of magical sealing since we are relatively close to the most infamous case of one in Asia.
Make that goal 3 for us to figure out and research while at the library?
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>>3357670
well, shrine maidens exist after all(and we have one -albeit crazy- in our head), but i don't think that can stop the corruption from pooling up inside Sashiko's head. After all, look at mako, she seems kinds normal on the outside but on the inside she's pretty much doomed.
>we are relatively close to the most infamous case of one in Asia.
Was that the dude you mentioned before?
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>>3357709
We could just have shadows siphoning her 24/7 as long as we don't turn her into another Mako it would work.

yup, that would be Tamamo-no-Mae although most nerds might recognize her like this thanks to Natsu.
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Sorry everyone I meant to post this message this morning but session today will be on tomorrow Monday. Gonna have to attend some family gathering and a birthday.
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>>3358936
No problem. Have fun, QM.
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>>3358936
if we have todays session tomorrow, when will we have tomorrows session?
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Gonna run 8 hours from now
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>>3357775
I know we are working under the assumption that she will return like Sakura and Yuuki did, but if she doesn't transform into a shadow, i'd rather just kill her and maybe dump her body into a furnace or a volcano.
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>>3353329
>>3353356
>>3353439

"Find Mako. I have spoken to her yesterday and I know Mako is poor, so she has to work. Her mom is sick, She has sisters and seems to care about them a lot. Mako is getting bullied and extorted by her "friends", and Marie what did she say about her boyfriend, that term didn't sound nice. About being a meat toilet?"

Everyone gasp

"Seriously? Is that serious?"

Everyone stand up and go near you. Kanna hugs you on your stomach. Yuu leans her head on your shouder. Mari pats your head and Raye pats your shoulder. Kanna starts

"Senpai, please be pure for us."

Raye adds, "My queen. For the sake of the females all over the world. Please stay what you are."

Marie also speaks, "Your innocence will be our guiding hope Junko. Never change."

Then lastly Yuu nuzzles her head on your cheeks. "I just want you to know that whatever word that you heard and you don't know the meaning of it, don't pursue it. It is for the best."

They are consoling you and you are even more confused. You wiggle out of your seat and out of their reach.

"Are you mocking me? This is serious."

They still have their forlorn faces but nods and quickly returns to their seats their expression back to normal.

"Girl's let's brainstorm so ways to help her. I'm going to check something real quick while I'm here at the library. Can multiple magical girls kickstart another girl?"

"Food?"

"No food in the library Marie."

"Awwwwww"

You decide to go out and look for something, something around here will help you solve the problems with Mako. But where to start?

>Look for books on how to tackle problems for dummies
>Maybe you should get some food as long as you don't make a mess
>Go somewhere (where?)
>Do something (what?)
>Write-in
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>>3361415
>"Senpai, please be pure for us."
We are so dense that i think we might be bullet proof.

>Look for books on how to tackle problems for dummies.
>"Kanna, Yuu, just in case this happens, i want all of us to be on the same page: I don't expect this to work. Mako's corruption is sky high and she's a literal walking time bomb. If making Mako a magical girl doesn't work, my plan be is to make her a shadow just like Marie and Raye. That way she'll have a second chance and we won't have to destroy a kaiju shadow or something like that."
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>>3361415
>Look for clues about Sachiko's previous family. Newspaper archives should have something if Sachiko hasn't erased herself. Quit if it seems to be going nowhere fast.

>let Yuu reach into her random bag. it could have a snack for Marie.

>Later find Mako
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adding to my vote
>let Yuu reach into her random bag. it could have a snack for Marie.
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>>3361453
>>3361460
>>3361464

Writing
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>>3360384
It might have something to do with whatever Sachiko does to leech out MG powers or after an MG dies leading to the victims having an easier time breaking out and Sachiko didn't know about that side effect yet. That would turn the question into if she inherited said properties like we would have if Sachiko didn't actually do anything to us on account of already having our form of powers via Sakura's death.
>>3361415
>Tackle problems for Dummies or inspirational tales of people turning their life around
>If I came back from the dead then Sachiko might too. I'll ask Sakura what she knows about it if she can stop yelling about how she wants to headpat Kanna long enough.
>We need to find those other people after her and see if we can agree on things instead of getting in each other's way the next time.
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Rolled 10, 1, 1 = 12 (3d10)

>>3361509

"You go look for book that would solve the problem, yet with the large collection of books, you elect to save your time and go to the librarian.

"Excuse me, can I ask about a book about solving problems?"

"We have 50 plus books of solving problems ranging from arithmetic, scientific and psychological."

"I think something about real life would be closer to what I want to look."

"Maybe if people like you would read this book then maybe this city wouldn't be a bad place. Anyway follow me."

The librarian goes out of her counter and then walks through aisles of books. Then she pulls out one of the books and walk to another aisle where she pulls another book. She kept doing this until she has 5 books in her hand. Then she goes to you.

"This is the kids version. "How to solve your problems for dummies". Then there is this one, "Problem solving, it's easier than you think". Then the last three books are the comprehensive ones and would recommend this for further reading after you read the first two books. It also tackles educational problems, life lessons and motivational speeches. Also whatever you do, just do it. Good luck girl."

She walks away, returning to counter while you walk back to the room where the girls are gossiping themselves.

"And so, this band are currently number 1 in 3 months. THREE MONTHS!! I can't believe it. I wish I could go to the concert but....MARIE SENPAI PLEASE LET ME MEET THEM BACKSTAGE!! YOUR PROMOTER IS YOUR UNCLE RIGHT? RIGHT? RIGHT?"

"Calm down Kanna, as much as I want to help you, I don't even know if my uncle dabbles in entertainment business."

"Ahhhh~ but you must Marie-senpai, I want to hug them then I won't have any regrets. I could die a happy maiden."

You plop down the books on the table startling the two.

"I SWEAR WE ARE THINKING OF GOING WITH MAKO IN THE CONCERT RIGHT KANNA?"

"YES! I mean really?"

"You girls......."

Then Marie stomach grumbles......

"Ooooooof. I need food."

"There there, let me look inside my bag."

1.Cake
2.Chocolate bar
3.Rotten food
4.Apple
5.Cucumber
6.Leek
7 Orange
8. Hope Essence
9. Hamburger
10. A plate of curry

"Wait why do you have a bag Yuu-senpai?"

"Hm? Oh, something happened. And this is the result."

"I see....can you get something for me too?"

"Sure."

"Me too Yuu."

"I'll get one for you too Rei."

>Rolling for Marie, Kanna and Raye

(Bag of randomness. 1/5 use remaining.)

You decide to let them have it for the moment. Like the said, "They think sharper with full of stomach"....or was it Marie the one who said it? Nevertheless, you.....

>Go somewhere (where?)
>Do something (what?)
>Train (what?)
>Investigate (who?)
>Write-in
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>>3361544
>Write-in
>Begin reading the books.
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>>3361544
>Girls, take a look at these books for me. I'm going to check something while we are here. i'm going to call Mr. Okada later tonight for a ride when we are done here, so I can ask about your concert Kanna.

>Investigate: Sachiko's family using the library. The newspaper archive should have some records. Sachiko used another name. Check for that one too. If the libraian asks we are looking a family relative that lives in the city but we never met for some reason.
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>>3361518
Eg:
A) The process Sachiko uses to steal powers mean the person in question can come back. Sachiko failed to notice this.
B) Whatever was done alters the MG powers and the next person to inherit them the "natural" way inherits the same alterations. This leads to the unknown possibility that Sachiko has inherited this and doesn't realize it. Then we end up with a final form boss fight.

>>3361544
>Read one of the books
>It says a positive environment is helpful,suggest actually trying to purify her slightly if only to hold it back a little longer and/or clean whatever other shadows are in her house. (They'll be a hell of a bunch more serious if they see/scan her corruption firsthand?)
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>>3361544

Supporting this>>3361577
>Remind Marie, Raye, and Kanna not to get caught with the food.
>Get a book on Japanese Mythology too. It could help us later.
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>>3361584
B) Whatever was done alters the MG powers and the next person to inherit them the "natural" way inherits the same alterations. This leads to the unknown possibility that Sachiko has inherited this and doesn't realize it. Then we end up with a final form boss fight.

i hadn't noticed that. Could you explain it better to me?
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>>3361568
>>3361577
>>3361584
>>3361616

Writing.....
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>>3361630
B) Basically supposes that Sachiko didn't actually expect us. This is slightly evidenced by them being caught flat footed when more than one shadow/person was actually after them and they weren't even expecting her to begin with.
If she didn't expect us, then she didn't plan on stealing our powers because Yuu's eventual shadowfication and the group getting depressed would give her abundant prey in exchange for our one death.
So if a side effect of her stealing powers means Sachiko made a metaphorical(literal/actual?) lifeline out of the afterlife and nothing special was done to rip away our powers while we were dying (due to already having Sakura's) and we still came back despite that not being done to us.

Then the first logical guess I would make is that since we inherited a MG core comprised of Sakura's powers, we inherited the same (able to come back) property/ateration that the other troupe members gained from whatever was done while ripping the powers out. Since the lifeline was already there without us getting everything ripped out by Sachiko's fatality,at the same time we ended up keeping our core. It somewhat explains why Sakura was able to hitch a ride too.
From there we can guess that Sachiko also might have gained the ability to come back without realizing it if she hasn't died before.


Keep in mind that theories A and B can be Either, or, and neither when it comes to if I actually got anything right.
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>>3361584
I don't think it works that way.
Sakura managed to return because sakura was smart enough to transfer herself to us(and give us her hope core?). That also explains why our powers are similar to hers.

Yuuki's case is special since we don't know what exactly happened, but by the time she was a shadow, sashiko had stolen her powers, and when she was trying to cut her down, this gave Yuuki the perfect moment to teleport away and fake her death. Or she did take the hit but for some reason managed to return. Maybe she had the revival perk we didn't take in the yakuza fight.
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>>3361671
I just assumed Sachiko thought we would resurface as the shadow that ate us and she would get her powers that way. She might of thought Yuu was going to steal her kill by running off alone, thus the mind wipes and trackers.

From my understanding it wasn't Sakura's power that brought them back but harnessing the infinite corruptive energy in the void and using Junko's body to gather corruption on the other side.

>>3361680
Yuuki's a bit of a puzzle because by it seems she shouldn't of been able to come back. Maybe between the massacre and Saki being a lot like Mako, a perfect storm type thing happened.

There is also the possibilty that Mary (the shadow we put in Marie) might be Rika. Sakura had no clue who the hell she was or what was going on either when she woke up. We also have Mari's memories. We might want to find out how Mari got her powers.
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>>3361705
I'm personally not sure how things get transferred. I always saw it more as a finishing them off thing she must have done for some reason probably related to phrasing but a shadow spawned from a dying/dead MG having a good shot at one of said shadows holding a drop makes sense too. That still doesn't explain why Sakura is sapient or close to sane and how we're a weird kludge. Or why she didn't speak up while we were an MG even accidentally?
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>>3361655

Yuu pulls out 2 cakes for Raye and Kanna which delighted them both and a piping hot mountain of curry for Marie with spoon and fork. Both of them go to the end of the table and dig themselves in as far away from the books. Marie who didn't stop eating says...

"Yuummm, Tchis ich awetome.....ouuu occkk Yuummm."

"Senpai, can you pull me some brand new phone for me?"

"I think it doesn't work like that Kanna"

You stand up again and remind them to not make a mess.

"Girls, take a look at these books for me. I'm going to check something while we are here. i'm going to call Mr. Okada later tonight for a ride when we are done here, so I can ask about your concert Kanna."

"REALLY?? THANKS SENPAI! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

Then suddenly someone at the door knocked. And you can hear it clearly saying on the other side....

"Please keep down your voice and not shout. Thank you."

You glare at Kanna which she immediately shrinks back to her seat and eat the cake meekly trying not to stand up again. You decide to go out the door to apologize to the librarian. But she isn't there when the time you go out. She must be patrolling the library. Going to the newspaper section wher the newspaper for the last 5 years which were separated per year and then per month, asking Sakura the exact date where it all started, you then started looking. After some digging of your own. You get the headlines which are questionable itself.
>Male, murdered inside the home. Daughter confirmed missing.
Then where Sakura group starts to break
>Two time city champion archery name missing? Archery Association have no idea who is the last champion.
Then it was Yuuki's turn
>Missing property in the middle of the city? People said there was a building here.
Then Sakura
>New old shrine discovered from the late 1700's discovered full of blood. A haunted phenomenon?

You decide to keep it in your mind for the meantime as you go back to the girls. Opening the door, you see them reading some of the book that the librarian lent you.

"So, read anything enlightening? It may also help you know?

Well, this is where we have learned

>There are a lot of problems that can be solved simply. For example, if you don't have money, you have a lot of options ranging from good to bad. Asking money from parents, earning some jobs from the neighbors or having a part time job. Lending money is also a way but that would only add another problem as how you will pay for the money you lent. And there are drastic measures like robbing, stealing and extorting. In short, it would only depend of the morality of such person to do such thing on how they can get the money. Sympathy can also be used yet it also depends per person. Asking for help such as church, government and private institutions would also help but they need paperworks to fully help you. As a person, you need to find avenues on how will you tackle this problem. It will also affect the state of your mind depending of the situation.

(1/2)
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>>3361728

>Learning how to solve problems is not rocket science. Yet the reason we complicate the most simplest thing is because we want to solve it the most efficient way. Yet we don't know if we even solved it rather, it could be making more problems for us ahead. This is why we need to think clearly to make problems easier to solve. You don't need to think very hard on it or it will stress you and make you think something drastic. A good night's rest will be a good starting point. Or distract yourself with something you like. Hobbies for example are the best way to distract yourself. Maybe you will be inspired based on the things you like to do. And it would make problem easier to execute.

>Tackling the problem is the most hardest. It could give use a lot of factors that at worse, add to more growing pile of problems. But as long as you solve problems one at a time, you are closer to solving everything you have dreaded for. Vices are also one way to distract yourself from the problem but that is a negative one as it would only give you another problem. One that is physically destructive to a person and may also mentally devastating if not handled correctly. Advice is to stay away as much as possible.

>Positivity and optimistic view helps in solving problem. It shows a resilient mind gives a chance to solve more complicated problems longer than a brilliant mind has. Two heads think more than one. If you have a friend, talk to them. Yet these aren't enough to solve ones problems. It would only give you a persons bias to tackle the problem and it may not apply to you. Use this only as reference as it may and always not work the way that your friend told you about. Caution is they key and listen what would you do if you are in his or her shoes.

>Remember, there is always a problem in ones life. If there are no problems in the world, then you don't need to worry finding food as you could eat anything on the street. Or maybe barter something from stone, or even do something even it doesn't need doing to. As long as you keep a healthy mind and body, no problem is too hard for you........except who are in the mental hospital.

Well that was enlightening. You thank the girls for their hard work. Maybe you could reward them somehow.
>Go to one of the restaurant
>Go home with Yuu
>Invite everyone on the mansion
>Find Mako's house
>Write-in
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>>3361705
>There is also the possibility that Mary (the shadow we put in Marie) might be Rika
From what i understood, the shadows that are created either come from the void or are created here from pooled up negative emotion and given that the void is a blender or negative emotion, i don't think anyone can survive there.

>Sakura had no clue who the hell she was or what was going on either when she woke up
Sakura was feral from being a shadow(and isolated) for too long, while mary was conceived from Mari's resentment, paranoia and general hatred against her so called friends.


>>3361731
>Find Mako's house

So sashiko has memetic powers to boot. fan-fucking-tastic.
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>>3361731
>>Find Mako's house
>Marie, Raye, you girls tailed Mako earlier. Where did she live? Is it in the slums?

>Girls stick close together as we move and keep your eyes pealed, especially you Marie. We might be followed.
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>>3361744
>Male, murdered inside the home. Daughter confirmed missing.

Sachiko killed her own father somehow too, great. i assuming the missing daughter is Sachiko herself or Tomoko.
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>>3361731
>Find Mako's house
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>>3361757
>Sachiko killed her own father somehow too, great. i assuming the missing daughter is Sachiko herself or Tomoko.
...no. something happened that made sashiko want revenge against the girls specifically. Remember that she blames sakura's group for taking someone away from her(probably the "dad") while the girls said that he was an evil bastard and probably killed him or were involved in some way.
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>>3361772
What if the "dad" was a shadow, like Okada, or the experiment. Sakura's group could have killed him and Sachiko could have gotten her powers from a potential hope essence. The only thing that doesn't make sense was Sachiko was already ridiculously strong when Sakura first met her. i was leaning to Sachiko having already eaten some other magical girls.
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>>3361787
I doubt that. the girls already knew each other and natalya when the murder happen. Probably the timeline of events is:
Natalya meets sahiko's dad and kid sashiko, who then converts sashiko into a MG. Sashiko then meet the girls and form a group: everything goes well so far. The group meets Nat again and she takes yuuki as her protegee. Time passes by and the girls are forced to kill sashiko's dad, or unintentionally kill him. Finally sashiko kills them all and proceeds to create/insert herself into a new group.

Of course, this only works if we assume the man is her dad, but if that's not the case, then things become more complex and stop making sense.
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>>3361744
>>3361748
>>3361763

Writing
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>>3361905

"Marie, Raye, you girls tailed Mako earlier. Where did she live? Is it in the slums?"

"Not quite but it's closer."

"Alright girls. Stick close together as we move and keep your eyes pealed, especially you Marie. We might be followed."

"Roger that."

And so you move on with Marie leading you and Raye on the back. You in the middle with Yuu and Kanna and after a little while, you arrived at Mako's house. The home is just a single storey house. Although the house is quite very old, it is well maintained. You then ordered your group to....

>You alone will ring the bell and go inside. Everyone on the lookout
>You and bring (who?) inside, everyone else on the look out
>You bring everyone inside.
>Write-in (what do you say to Mako?)

Sorry that took so long. I didn't have my dinner so I ate first.
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>>3361987
>Write-in
>Er...hi. Umm... the story you told me worried me about your safety, so i had one of my friends follow you, so....... how are you doing?
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>>3361987
>>You bring everyone inside. This isn't a problem for us to handle alone. De-transform.

>Write in:"Mako, it's me Junko. I was worried about you so I got my friends and came to see you. i want to help. i know what it's like to be in a bad place. i lost my papa when I young and all the other kids made fun of me. It was hell. Then one day a girl wanted to be nice to me and she wouldn't take no for an answer. That's Yuu-chan over there; she changed my life for the better. I wanna be that friend for you, Mako and I'm sure the rest of my friends want to help you too. i can help the rest of your family too. It would be wrong of me to stand by and do nothing when I have the power to help."

>"Mako, tell me about your mom. I can get her into the hospital, I know the man who owns it and the best doctor there. Cost won't be a concern. I need to take care of you too. Mako, you're really sick and you don't know it. I want you to come with me to the mansion. We can take care of you there and I can offer you a position, so you don't feel like a burden. We can work out the details. As for your sisters, it's complicated. There are some extreamly bad people that are after me. Your condition will make it so I can teach you how to defend yourself, but I can't allow your little sisters to stay there. If something bad happens they would be in harms way. I might be able to move them to the penthouse of Mr. Okada's hotel. I could probably get my mother and Yuu's mom to keep an eye on them. I would have guards to keep everyone safe of course."

>"What do you say Mako? I'll make the call to help your family and we will talk more about you after some dinner. The other girls are hungry and I'm sure you could use more food yourself. Take some of the girls and help get your stuff packed up."
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>>3361997
Do you want to bring someone else you it's just you alone just like the choices here?>>3361987
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>>3362059
alone is fine.
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>>3361987
>You bring everyone inside.
>Er...hi. Umm... the story you told me worried me about your safety, so i had one of my friends follow you, so....... how are you doing?
> >>3362058 write in.
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>>3361997
>>3362058
>>3362095

Writing....
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>>3362120

"Are you sure we look like we're going to ransack her home?"

"It's fine. Just.....try not to look scary."

You knock the door gently. After a little while a little girl open the door. She looks at you. You try to look at her. Then you smile. She suddenly closes the door and cry.

"WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!! SCARY LADY AT THE DOOR!!"

"Wait what?"

"Junko what did you do?"

"I just smiled."

"Can you show us your smile?"

You smile. Everyone winced. Raye and Marie shivered in fear. Kanna and Yuu took a step back. You eyebrow twitched.

"Seriously?"

"I think it would be the best if I go and meet them. You seem to.....scare a lot of people."

"Especially little girls." Kanna adds. Both Marie and Raye nods in sympathy.

"Alright.....just try to be nice."

"Since when I wasn't nice Junko?"

"Since when I didn't bring you any food."

She gives you the finger while you chuckle darkly behind. Yuu tries to knock the door again and wait for a few minutes. Then someone opened the door.

"WHO IS THE ONE SCARED MY LITTLE SISTER."

It wasn't Mako but rather a middle school student considering her uniform which you previously graduated at. She was the same face as Mako although she is rather short for a middle school girl. She threateningly pointed the knife at you which she tries to wave at all of you.

"Woah! Please calm down. We aren't here to make trouble."

"Then why are you so many? Are you onee-san friends who extorts money? Chika, go call the police. You know the number right?"

"Un! Got it!"

Well this is bad. The little one runs on their house and getting the phone.

>Try to reason
>Take down the knife
>Intimidate
>Write-in
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>>3362131
>>Try to reason
>"No, your onee-san showed up at my house today. Those bad girls were trying to prank her but Mako got sick while she was in my backyard before they could do anything. Mako ran off before I could really see if she is okay. Just ask Mako, I came to help her out."
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>>3362131
>Try to reason
>"No, your onee-san showed up at my house today. After helping her with her so called friends, Mako ran off before I could really see if she was ok. Just ask Mako, I came to help her out."
>"Also the police won't come. Trust me, i've called them before"
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>>3362131
Supporting >>3362141 and >>3362146
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>>3362141
>>3362146
>>3362151

"Please calm down......Ummmm."

"Ako....."

"Ako-san, please calm down. Your onee-san showed up at my house today. Those bad girls were trying to prank her but Mako got sick while she was in my backyard before they could do anything. Mako ran off before I could really see if she is okay. Just ask Mako, I came to help her out."

"I don't believe you."

"Also the police won't come. Trust me, i've called them before"

Chika runs to Ako half crying.

"Onee.....police ignored me. Saying I was making a prank call."

"See? I saw a kidnapping on a broad daylight. Police didn't even entertain my call."

"Onee-chan isn't here. She is at her work. Please go out of here. We don't want any trouble."

Chika shakingly hugs her sister while Ako also shakily points the knife at you. Both of them scared as it is. Then suddenly a weak voice was heard inside the room.

"Ako? Who is it on the door? Seems very loud out there."

"Mother!"

You see an old lady weakly crawling at the floor. The two girls sprinted on their mother leaving the knife drops on the floor.

"Mother, please go back to your room."

"Yeah, where is Yumi anyway?"

"She was asleep. Beside me. I just woke up with loud noises outside."

"Sorry mother, please go back there are bad people outside. Mako-oneesan will come home sooner now so please."

You see the three of them trying to urge their mother to come back to her room. You look at the group behind you.

"Do we look like a bad group?"

"Well......seems like." Kanna shrugs.

>Politely barge in and help them
>Politely knock again and greet
>Just wait for them outside
>Write-in
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>>3362179
>PIck the knives and politely barge in to help them
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>>3362179
>>Politely barge in and help them; slide the knife away from them before anyone gets hurt.

>"Write-in: Ako-san, Chika-san, let us help you. I wanted to talk to Mako about helping her mama. I know a really good doctor and the man who owns the hospital. Cost won't be an issue. We're bigger girls, so let us put your mama back in bed."

>"Um, Ma'am. I understand how strange this all seems but Mako got luck and happened to knock on the right girl's door. I want to help. I know what it's like to be in a bad place. I lost my papa when I young and all the other kids made fun of me. It was hell. Then one day a girl wanted to be nice to me and she wouldn't take no for an answer. That's Yuu-chan over there; she changed my life for the better. I wanna be that friend for your daughter. Do you have any medical paperwork and a list of medications? Dr. Nagi is going to want to see all that."

>Once everyone is settled, call Okada and get everything ready for the hospital and send an ambulance to the house to pick up Mako's Mother.
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>>3362179
>Just wait for them outside
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>>3362186
>>3362194

Writing....
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>>3362186
>>3362194

You pick up the knife out of the way and put it safely behind Raye which you instruct to put it on the kitchen sink. You also order Marie and Yuu to buy some ingredients for Raye to cook. You and Kanna then goes to the two struggling children, having a hard time carrying their mother back to the bed.

"Ako-san, Chika-san, let us help you. I wanted to talk to Mako about helping her mama. I know a really good doctor and the man who owns the hospital. Cost won't be an issue. We're bigger girls, so let us put your mama back in bed."

You and Kanna helps her mother back to her bed, where another daughter sleeps soundly. As you put the mother back in her bed and tuck her in, the little one hugs her immediately which the mother smiles dearly.

"Um, Ma'am. I understand how strange this all seems but Mako got luck and happened to knock on the right girl's door. I want to help. I know what it's like to be in a bad place. I lost my papa when I young and all the other kids made fun of me. It was hell. Then one day a girl wanted to be nice to me and she wouldn't take no for an answer. That's Yuu-chan over there; she changed my life for the better. I wanna be that friend for your daughter. Do you have any medical paperwork and a list of medications? Dr. Nagi is going to want to see all that."

"Mako is the one who keeps all the paperwork and my medications. I.....I'm going to rest."

"Please do, we will call an ambulance so you can have your check up."

"Can it wait for tomorrow? I just want to talk to Mako."

"Of course."

Once you go outside. Ako and Chika is already at the table while Raye is cooking something. You wait for Mako to come home. Then you hear something outside. Marie telepathically calls you.

>"Mako is approaching with several boys. Seems drugged or drunked."

>"Thanks. How far are they?"

>"They're still talking. Seems she is trying to stall them."

Hmmm...........

>Let Ako and Chika hide, while you and Raye shapeshift as Ako and Chika. Yuu and Kanna hides with them
>Let Yuu and Kanna ready to ambush at the boys in the entrance of Mako's home
>Wait for them and eavesdrop at their conversation
>Write-in

Gonna resume tomorrow....
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>>3362224
>Let Ako and Chika hide, while you and Raye shapeshift as Policewomen.
>Marie, shapeshift into a police officer. Keep an eye on Mako. We're coming too. Make sure those bastards don't lay a hand on her.
>Raye, Mako is drugged. We need to make sure she doesn't get caught up in a fight. This is kind of like Yuu last night. If she tries to run grab her and try to reassure her.<