Exposition Fairy 2

AITO
We last left the beginning of the end of the world on the Yamazaki porch, which has an unfortunate crack in the wood siding by the dining room window.
7:12 PM
…and two halves of a car beside said crack. Not bad, considering.
7:13 PM Night
…What do they even make houses out of, these days? "…By any chance, this place isn't secretly a bomb shelter, is it?"
7:13 PM FAITO
Who would build a secret bomb shelter in the middle of Singapore, one might ask.
7:13 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Going to have to get that fixed if we don't all die horribly or are forced into hiding or the world gets reborn as orange Tang like something out of an anime.
7:14 PM
My father? "I wouldn't know."
7:14 PM FAITO
The front door opens. "SHOUSEI! Why do we have a baaaaaaaa-"
7:14 PM
"…is that your girlfriend, Shousei? What is she weari-"
7:14 PM
"…is that Masaru's CAR?! I-"
7:14 PM Night
"What? No."
7:14 PM FAITO
"…is that a…I'm not wearing my-"
7:14 PM
Flop
7:15 PM
Apparently, Jack is where her brain drew the line. Poor sister.
7:15 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
…That gets a smirk.
7:15 PM FAITO
Said Jack peers from behind Night. (Didn't he go into the COMP before?) "…cute. Can I keep her, boss?"
7:15 PM Night
What just happened? Night looks down at Izumi and sort of. Rubs her temples. Let's put the IG costume away-
7:15 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei gently picks her up and half-drags her towards something that isn't a doorway.
7:15 PM Night
"Jack, she's not my little sister, I don't have any say in this."
7:15 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Preferably a couch or something.
7:16 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
And inside, Masaru can be found with a glass of, well, Jack. How ironic. Glancing at Shousei. "Is she allright?"
7:17 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"I think so. I think she's just overwhelmed."
7:17 PM FAITO
The living room is lovingly furnished. As is the dining room. As is the kitchen. The hall-since when is there a titanium door in the hallway? Wasn't there a grandfather clock there?
7:17 PM Shousei_Yamazaki

7:17 PM
Shousei just /glares/ at that door.
7:18 PM Night
Night follows in after a moment, just…eyeing the door. Well then. "Ah, that's practical."
7:18 PM
"A little cliche, though, isn't it?"
7:18 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"…Night, if /you/ can suddenly change clothes, can our /house/ suddenly transform?"
7:18 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"I see you've noticed the new decor." Siiip.
7:18 PM Night
"Shousei, how the hell am I supposed to know that?"
7:19 PM FAITO
Kazue steps into the kitchen and puts on her apron.
7:19 PM
She seems intent on baking.
7:19 PM Night
Unless she's baking magical aegis pie, that might not be helpful…
7:20 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
Baking isn't usually a good sign in the Yamazaki household.
7:20 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"How the hell am I supposed to know what you do and don't know? It seems logical."
7:20 PM Night
"I've never been here before!"
7:21 PM FAITO
"Language, Shousei. Be polite to Miss Naito."
7:21 PM
She starts the dry bowl…then moves on to the eggs.
7:21 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"I just asked you if- nevermind. Never-" Erf.
7:21 PM Night
"-Er. Hello." Night freezes a little, feeling rather awkward. This is. Can she just get to the science.
7:21 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
One eye twitches. He knows what his mother is doing, but what is his mother doing?
7:22 PM
…He's just going to find a place to sit.
7:22 PM FAITO
"It's a pleasure to meet you. Are you Shousei or Masaru's guest? I…doubt you're one of Kazue's friends. I'd have disapproved. You're too old."
7:22 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
He is not sure whether he is actually capable of dealing with anything, much less everything.
7:23 PM FAITO
*Izumi
7:24 PM Night
"I…have no idea how to answer that, ma'am."
7:25 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"Misaki is a friend of mine, and one of Shosei's classmates, mother." Then he glances at the others. "So. Are we going to take a look at the door, or was it simply too cold on the front porch?"
7:25 PM FAITO
"Hmm…then you should have called ahead, don't you think?" She smiles. "It's fine. Do you have any allergies? I'm thinking peanut butter and chocolate chip chunk. It's fatty, but….hmm. So it is." The smile widens like a tiny conspiracy.
7:25 PM Night
She does remember, now, to pull the sword from her inventory…which may end up looking like it just appeared there but honestly, that is the least of her problems. "Masaru, here. If…what I aim to do won't work, this will."
7:25 PM FAITO
Kazue glances at the door. Sighs. Starts whisking the wet bowl with gusto.
7:26 PM Night
"And we might as well look at the door. No, ma'am, no allergies in particular."
7:27 PM FAITO
She nods, focusing on her work. Izumi, in the meantime, shoots up. "What the FUCK?!" Her English diction is much better.
7:29 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei's hand goes up over his mouth.
7:29 PM
Is it bad that he's taking comfort in the fact that at least there's one person that knows less than he does?
7:29 PM FAITO
Kazue looks over at her.
7:29 PM
Izumi blinks, then goes. "What?" In Japanese. Then back in English. "The actual fuck!"
7:30 PM
Kazue frowns.
7:30 PM Night
"Oh, there we go. " Night rubs at her temples, switching to english. "There really isn't time to do all the explanations."
7:30 PM FAITO
Izumi…gulps.
7:30 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
(Please don't let her secretly be a loremistress or something. I will cry. I will cry in front of my older brother and Night.)
7:30 PM Night
(do it.)
7:30 PM
(do it right now.)
7:30 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
(Bite me.)
7:30 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
Masaru takes the sword, gives it a few practice swings, and nods. "Very well." And glancing over. "Language, Izumi." Because, you know, the end of the world, magic swords, and mysterious doors aren't a reason to be less civilized.
7:30 PM Night
(Where? :B)
7:31 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
(…Well I have this nice new sword.)
7:32 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
(Hey. This is an all audiences game.)
7:32 PM Night
"Right. Door. I am sorry but I really need to see if I can…arrange something, so."
7:32 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
(You can't be suggesting things like [redacted to retain CERO B rating.])
7:32 PM Night
(I think I'd need your permission first anyway.)
7:37 PM FAITO
Kazue continues baking. Izumi stares at everyone.
7:37 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"Very well, then." And Masaru's just going to open the damn door. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
7:37 PM Night
You know what. Night's just. Going to the door.
7:37 PM FAITO
Their hands touch on the door's digital handle.
7:37 PM
It's very touching.
7:37 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei is just going to smile and shrug at Izumi.
7:38 PM FAITO
Then Night gets a slight electroshock before it opens.
7:38 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"The world is ending. I have no idea either."
7:38 PM Night
Whoops shit, drawing back. "Uh."
7:38 PM FAITO
A long stairway angles in squares down about…5 levels? To a vast hangar with adjoining rooms, all coming up in pale red and sharp white floor lights.
7:39 PM
It…looks like a base. An entire goddamned base. Is…is that a Jeep down there?
7:39 PM Night
"…" Is that the bat mobile?
7:39 PM FAITO
Kazue hmms. "Tea or coffee?"
7:39 PM Night
"…Tea and—what is this?"
7:39 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Those expressions are not good signs.
7:40 PM Night
You know what. Fine. Let's go down the stairs and see what the fuck is even.
7:40 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"…Curious. I realize Makoto was having a midlife crisis, but to think there wuld be some form of bunker underneath the household is a new precedent in desperation." And he's heading down those stairs. Hopefully this isn't where the turrets wind up to speed and obliterate him.
7:44 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"…"
7:44 PM
"…"
7:44 PM Night
"Masaru, I think he might qualify for paragon of 'midlife crisis' at this point…"
7:44 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei sighs, crossing his arms over his chest protectively and getting up to look at the stupid door.
7:45 PM FAITO
As they head downwards. "GUEST: Ma-chan. GUEST: Shou-chan. GUEST: Mi-chan
7:45 PM
The overhead PA system is surprisingly condescending.
7:45 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
:|
7:45 PM Night
…Adding that to the list of things to destroy.
7:45 PM FAITO
A screen comes to life, showing a chibi butler with a kevlar vest. "Greetings, and welcome to the Second Ark. However might I be of service, children?"
7:45 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"Well, his frivolties give us the means to better throttle the life from him." He sighs. "Though this has to be the handiwork of someone else. He never had this sort of sense of humor."
7:47 PM Night
Night manages a smile that looks more like a snarl. "Oh, good, then I don't have to let you get first punch."
7:48 PM FAITO
"My sense of humor is entirely self-defined. I was given internet access to understand my guests and support their needs. You may call me Monitor."
7:49 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"There is an artifical intelligence in our house," Shousei deadpans.
7:49 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
He can deal with the condescension. It's not like he has any reason to get mad at a computer. "Very well, Monitor. Would you be so kind to tell us what your function is, and when you came online?"
7:49 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
He's still staying up near the top of the stairs.
7:49 PM
Fuck this.
7:49 PM Night
"…Shousei get your twinkletoes down here."
7:49 PM FAITO
"When the successor was determined, I was awakened from passive review. There must be very little time left, before my functions may become necessary."
7:50 PM Night
"Successor? Please explain from the beginning."
7:52 PM FAITO
"In the beginning, there was nothing. Then, there was a world. At some point, there were men, demons, and more…or were they? Archetypes? Iconic symbols? Magic? Mysticism? Were they always fictional or hollow ritual? Is there more to information than knowledge?"
7:52 PM
"We can safely say now? Yes. Soon, this will become…evident. Praise to the Master for supporting this endeavor. Ahem, the former Master."
7:53 PM Night
The flat look Night is giving Monitor may very well be recorded in the human unconscious as the greatest look of exasperated scorn known to man.
7:53 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
That's pretty beginning.
7:54 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
Masaru is doing his best to surpress a chuckle. "Monitor, who is the Successor?"
7:55 PM FAITO
"Yamazaki Izumi, of course. You've both been Honorably Disowned."
7:55 PM Night
"…" Okay, now she has to laugh.
7:56 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
Sighing and smiling. "Honestly, if anyone was going to be trusted with a super computer and whatever other functions you possess, it should be her. Shousei, can you go get Izumi?"
7:56 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei leans back and looks at her.
7:59 PM
"Little sister, they're asking for you."
7:59 PM FAITO
Izumi peers from the door. "…nani?"
7:59 PM
The smallest possible nani.
7:59 PM Night
Let's have a look around this place, while she's down here.
7:59 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"Father left you a talking supercomputer." Still deadpan.
7:59 PM Night
"You're the heir, dear, come and talk to your supercomputer." Night is…smiling. Cheerful. Frozen.
8:02 PM FAITO
"H…h…NANI?!"
8:02 PM
"What is WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!"
8:02 PM Night
"Do you really want me to explain that?" She hasn't stopped smiling.
8:03 PM
No, Izumi, no you don't.
8:03 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"I'm sorry, sister. I realize this has been a very… peculiar day, to say the least. Pretty fuckin' bizarre, to be more accuate. But, this is something we require your help with. You are the only heir now." He smirks. "Besides, how many people can say they have a sentient supercomputer?"
8:03 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei's eyes narrow slightly in annoyance. "Ch. Why blame us?"
8:04 PM FAITO
"…Mom, I'm gonna go talk to a supercomputer. Are you gonna keep…doing that?"
8:04 PM
"Yes, dear!"
8:04 PM
"…k"
8:04 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"…What is she baking, Izumi?"
8:05 PM FAITO
Down she heads, clutching the railing for dear life. Izumi offers, "Peanut butter chocolate chunk."
8:05 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
Sigh. "That bad, huh?"
8:07 PM Night
"…" Night looks over to Masaru. Cookies are a bad sign now?
8:07 PM FAITO
"I think she's finally cracked. Stepford shutdown…."
8:08 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"We'll leave later, let her have a moment or two to herself." He's worried, but someone has to keep it together around here.
8:10 PM Night
"…Right. I…" Let's have a look at any of this equipment…she hasn't gotten another headache lately, so maybe everything's just normal bat cave down here?
8:10 PM FAITO
Monitor glows brighter, with a dozen sub-screens opening. "Greetings, successor! As a Princess of the coming age, you need appropriate assistance! We have accomodations for 200 comfortably, along with some basic equipment for defense, exploration, and communication, all at your disposal! Would you like assistance in recruiting cultists?"
8:10 PM Night
…Is there a butler and strange costumes? She's not wearing bright tights.
8:11 PM FAITO
"C…C…" She asks Masaru. "Does this speak Japanese?"
8:11 PM
Monitor repeats the last speech in Japenese, emphasising cultists.
8:11 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"…"
8:11 PM
"…Please don't recruit cultists."
8:12 PM Night
"What kind of cultists are we talking about? Because if this is more satanism I might have to object on taste alone."
8:12 PM FAITO
"That would be ill-advised. What will we do with all of these Glocks and P-90s?"
8:12 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"Please be very careful when choosing your cultists, Izumi."
8:12 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"I… it would be nice…" This seems /useful/, but, well. What are we even going to do with…
8:13 PM
Why is there a cache of hgggrsdfasdfghjkl; Shousei sits down, head in hands.
8:14 PM Night
"it will keep people who can't fight normally alive, especially through the first wave of changes." Night shrugs, before sighing. "The guns are a bad idea, I think, I doubt they'll be terribly useful against a large amount of demon species."
8:14 PM Michael_Lin is now known as Misha_Nikaia
8:14 PM Night
"Unless they're modified but I am not modifying an entire cult worth of guns for gnosis."
8:14 PM FAITO
"Naturally. Larger demons, however, may largely be at war with each other. Humans are a secondary concern."
8:15 PM
"…then again, aren't they always, Mistress?"
8:15 PM
Izumi…stares.
8:15 PM Night
"Asura also count, for all intents and purposes."
8:16 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"Monior, Izumi hasn't been told about what's going on. We're going to need a little bit of time to walk her through this."
8:17 PM FAITO
"Ah. So…perhaps a moratorium on cultists until she's established an occult belief system?"
8:17 PM
Izumi blinks. "…m…magic? Like…Sailor Moon?"
8:17 PM
"Or ponies?"
8:17 PM
Monitor's many screens nod. "Exactly like both of those…if you make it so."
8:18 PM Night
"Oh god no."
8:18 PM
Night buries her face in her hands.
8:18 PM
"I need a piece of chalk, please."
8:18 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"It's a start, frankly."
8:19 PM FAITO
"The Occult Storage Center is on the main level, near the Explosives Room."
8:19 PM Night
"Well then." She'll head right on over that way.
8:22 PM Night has left IRC (Disintegrated: Night)
8:22 PM Kaji has joined the channel.
8:22 PM Kaji is now known as Night
8:24 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei glances towards where Night is going. Then he looks back at his mother.
8:26 PM FAITO
Kazue smiles back at Shousei. "Don't worry. First batch in ten minutes."
8:29 PM
The Explosives Room is tragically empty. The Occult Research room has some basic salt, motherboards, chalk, and a chemistry lab. 101 gear for all your needs.
8:31 PM Night
Chalk. Chalk. She just needs a piece of chalk and what would be good for protection? Are they shintoist? Buddhist? There are Judeo-christian-based wards that might work, too. She picks up a piece of chalk…and digs in a pocket for a knife. Blood will help…
8:32 PM
…A demon bound to protect Izumi and Kozue might work better than just protecting the house itself. But Izumi would have to agree to the contract…
8:32 PM
Well.
8:32 PM
Ponies, was it?

8:34 PM FAITO
Izumi walks over to Night. "Are…are you a witch or something?"
8:34 PM
Monitor laughs at the question. "She's only missing a forehead scar."
"…the books were better."
Night
"Occultist, technically." Night shrugs, handing Izumi a piece of chalk. "It's kind of complicated, so I won't go into a lecture on how it works, but…" Actually, this could work.
8:35 PM
"I can probably summon something that can keep you and your mother safe. But you'll have to negotiate with it, it…won't like me much."
8:36 PM
"Would you like to talk to a unicorn?"
8:36 PM FAITO
"…Are you on drugs?"
8:36 PM Night
"Unfortunately no."
8:36 PM
"You saw Jack."
8:37 PM
"Just…roll with it."
8:37 PM FAITO
"That was a hallucination."
8:37 PM
Jack materializes. "Boo."
8:37 PM
Flop.
8:37 PM
"…ow," she mutters.
8:37 PM Night
…This is going to be a long night.
8:38 PM
"You're all hallucinations, that doesn't actually matter much," She mutters, in english, before sighing. "Look. The way anyone thinks the world works? Throw it out the window."
8:42 PM FAITO
"…the world doesn't work," she answers.
8:45 PM Night
"I'm the last person who'll argue that, but right now isn't the time for revolution…I'm more focused on keeping you and your mother alive."
8:45 PM FAITO
ATTACK: 1, 1, X vs. DEFENSE: 4, 1, X - 1 hit!!!!
8:47 PM
"So…that nerdy video game is real, you're crazy but can do stuff with it, and my dad built me a Batcave because he doesn't like Masaru or Shousei."
8:49 PM Night
"Your dad built a bat cave because he's batshit fucking crazy. I think he gave it to you because he doesn't think you're a threat, but I honestly couldn't give less of a fuck." Night shrugs. She should probably not swear so much around Izumi but hell with it. Masaru can murder her after she sets up that protection.
8:50 PM
"But that's about the size of it."
8:51 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"…So. Did anyone see when the grandfather clock disappeared?"
8:51 PM
"I'm just curious."
8:52 PM Night
"I was a little busy."
8:56 PM FAITO
"…are you worried about the CLOCK?!"
8:56 PM
Izumi looks like she's on the verge of snapping.
8:57 PM Night
"I don't think his priorities should be really new to you…"
9:00 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei rubs his eyes.
9:00 PM FAITO
"Shousei no ba-…hold on. Did you say unicorns? What am I, six?"
9:00 PM
"I want a Cerberus!"
9:00 PM Night
"…"
9:00 PM FAITO
She looks aside. "…I like some of the fanart, but the game is lame."
9:00 PM Night
Well. She could probably manage that.
9:00 PM FAITO
"Besides. I have an underworld!"
9:01 PM
"Monitor, do we have ghosts? Or drugs?"
9:01 PM
"Not yet and only medical supplies, Mistress."
9:01 PM Night
"You have any raw meat in the fridge?"
9:01 PM FAITO
"Quite a bit, of a number of varieties."
9:02 PM Night
"Then get some of that."
9:03 PM FAITO
"Fridge in sub-level A. I don't have arms, Mi-chan. Would you be so kind?"
9:04 PM Night
She rolls her eyes and wanders off, gesturing for Izumi to follow.
9:05 PM FAITO
Izumi does. "…so…what's the story with that outfit? Are you an otaku?"
9:05 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei sighs and decides to go off to organize his things. Maybe grab his mp3 player.
9:06 PM Kaji has joined the channel.
9:06 PM Kaji
/nick Night
9:07 PM Kaji is now known as Night_Misaki
9:07 PM FAITO
Kazue walks up to Shousei with a plate of cookies. "They're still warm. Try it? I don't want the guests to have one if they're bad. First time!"
9:07 PM Night has left IRC (Ping timeout)
9:08 PM Night_Misaki
"An otaku? Please don't keep asking me ridiculous questions, I have business with your brothers, so let's make this quick."
9:08 PM FAITO
"…what kind of business in that outfit? Is…is Shousei a pervert?"
9:08 PM
She seems suddenly suspicious and protective.
9:09 PM Night_Misaki
"Shousei?" Night actually laughs. "Wow, god no."
9:09 PM FAITO
"Yeah, okay. He is pretty lame. But…wait. Aren't you, like…young?"
9:09 PM Night_Misaki
"No, this outfit was…well. I kind of got hijacked and this is what I've got, it's got nothing to do with my business…"
9:09 PM
"…I'm eighteen."
9:09 PM FAITO
Suspicion goes to jailbait concern.
9:09 PM
"…can I see your ID?"
9:09 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
…Adjusting tie. "We should get back to business."
9:10 PM FAITO
"Oh, um! Right!"
9:10 PM
She helps retrieve a few metal bowls of meat.
9:10 PM
Much of the meat in the back is…thankfully unidentifiable.
9:11 PM Night_Misaki
"That is the idea…" Night kneels down, drawing out a…surprisingly intricate circle that looks absolutely nothing like any of Izumi's animes, with a great variety of latin and hebrew. Cerberus, Cerberus…maybe a small Cerberus.
9:12 PM FAITO
"…is this from Fullmetal Alchemist?"
9:12 PM Night_Misaki
then she pushes Izumi towards a corner of the circle and hands her a bowl of meat. "No."
9:12 PM
Must not punch Masaru's little sister. Must not punch little sister. Must not punch…
9:12 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
Pinchy hand gesture and mouthing "A little" over Night's head.
9:13 PM Night_Misaki
Note to punch Masaru later.
9:13 PM FAITO
Izumi grins. "You're a lot like Shousei, you know that? You should relax."
9:14 PM Night_Misaki
"…I haven't had a very good day."
9:14 PM
"The high point was waking up in the hospital."
9:15 PM FAITO
The circle glows with an ominous, midnight-blue light. This reverbrates throughout the room, raising glyph after glyph across the screens. (Ritual Space - unknown bonus!!!!!)
9:15 PM
…there is a great presence…coming closer.
9:16 PM
"…WHO DARES TO CALL ME UP?"
9:16 PM Night_Misaki
Night smiles, sharp and kind of…eerie. "I call you on the behalf of another."
9:19 PM FAITO
Three flame manifest at the center of the circle, vaguely leonine in shape.
9:19 PM
One says, "WE SHALL SLAY THE SUMMONER FOR THIS DISRESPECT
9:19 PM
Another says, "PERHAPS THERE IS MORE TO THIS.
9:19 PM
The last says, "LET US SEE WHO WISHES TO SPEAK."
9:21 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
Masrau glances over at Night. Should he say something here?
9:22 PM Night_Misaki
"I call you for your protection, for a princess of the new underworld." Nuuudging Izumi forward. And …let's see what we can do about killing it if she can't work this out. She gives Masaru a look that says 'Give her a moment.'
9:24 PM FAITO
Izumi blinks. "I…uh…h-hi. So…I'm the new princess of the underworld, Yamazaki Izumi. I…hereby ask for you to…um…serve me."
9:24 PM
One says, "I ONLY SERVE MEN."
9:24 PM
Another: "I ONLY SERVE GODS."
9:24 PM
The last. "I ONLY SERVE THE STRONG."
9:24 PM
Izumi blinks…and looks at Masaru. "…can…can I request legal counsel here?"
9:28 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"Very well. Then we'll negotiate on these terms." Stepping forward. "You say you wish to serve only men. Then we don't need to brook any further deals. You," He turns. "Only wish to serve gods. Again, i present you the new Princess of the Underworld, who stands on the threshold of becoming more than human. And you," Adressing the last head. "Only serve the strong?"
9:29 PM FAITO
The other two wink out, but the center flame remains. "AYE. I ONLY SERVE THE STRONG. MEN DENY GODS. GODS SLAY MEN. WHAT MATTERS BEFORE POWER? WHAT POWER CAN A VIRGIN WOMAN HAVE?"
9:29 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
He smirks. "Very well. Within our retinue lies a great deal of power. There is a growing strength, though few could stand against us already, and in time, none will. Consider this an oppertunity to get in on the ground floor." Pausing. "I'm sure the first head knwos what that means."
9:31 PM FAITO
"HMM…AND WHY SHOULD I NOT KILL YOU AND CLAIM THE VIRGIN AS MY BRIDE?"
9:32 PM
"N-n-n-n-NANI?!!"
9:32 PM
She glares at Night.
9:33 PM Night_Misaki
Night just smirks. You wanted the cerberus.
9:35 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"Two reasons. One, you're bound to a summoning circle. I scuff my foot the right way, the offer is null and void, and you are sent back to the rather routine job of guard dog. Secondly, you pledge your loyalty to her, I scuff my foot the right way, the circle breaks, and you can crush would-be gods between your jaws while enjoying the modern world."
9:35 PM
"And really /try/ to, tell me that doesn't sound appealing after centuries of hell."
9:36 PM FAITO
"HMM…."
9:37 PM
The three flames re-appear fully and appear to argue quietly in Greek.
9:37 PM Night_Misaki
Note to self; learn greek.
9:37 PM FAITO
"WE HAVE A CONDITION."
9:38 PM Night_Misaki
"And that would be…?"
9:39 PM FAITO
"THREE COINS. THREE FAVORS. TO BE REPAID BY THREE QUERENTS - THE WITCH, THE VIRGIN, AND THE BARRISTER - ONE EACH."
9:40 PM Night_Misaki
"What would be the nature of these favors? Or is that to be determined later?"
9:41 PM FAITO
"YES…LATER…" There is a pleasant rumble. "BY THE SPIRIT OF THE DEMAND, NOT THE LAW OR DECEIT."
9:43 PM Night_Misaki
Night considers this. Cerberus isn't a demon known for trickery or impossible demands, so it's not an unfair condition, especially for a being of this power. "And if we agree, you will pledge your service and protection to her without complaint?"
9:44 PM FAITO
"I RESERVE THE RIGHT FOR MILD COMPLAINT."
9:45 PM Night_Misaki
"Close enough."
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9:47 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"…I deem these terms acceptable, contingent on the agreement of the other parties." Glancing at the others.
9:47 PM Kaji is now known as Night
9:47 PM FAITO
Izumi …blinks. "…uh…sure. Mi-chan?"
9:47 PM Night
"I accept these terms."
9:48 PM FAITO
"Then deal! You're MY Cerberus now!"
9:48 PM Night_Misaki has left IRC (Ping timeout)
9:48 PM FAITO
As she says this, the summoning circle bursts into flames. She screams and falls over.
9:48 PM
As about 15 feet of big, white, and monstrous manifests.
9:48 PM Night
"You might want to stand farther back."
9:48 PM
"And get that meat."
9:49 PM FAITO
And leans down. Picks her up by her shirt. And tosses her on its back.
9:49 PM
"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-" the scream fades as it heads into the meat locker itself.
9:49 PM Night
…Night snickers.
9:49 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"…She always wanted a dog."
9:51 PM Night
"She can thank me later." Night sighs, rubbing her face. "…Listen. I might be able to make your persona more…real. But to do so I'd…have to expose your brain to GnOsis. It's…a little like looking into a sun that contains more information people are meant to process. I think I can make it alright, but I can't guarantee it, Masaru."
9:51 PM
"So it's your decision. It may manifest properly on it's own over time."
9:52 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"…Oh, is that all?" He chuckles. "Very well. I need real power, if I'm to do anything."
9:53 PM Night
Night smiles, a little tiredly. "We'll probably need to sit down first." And she might pass out after but eh, no need to mention that.
9:53 PM
As long as she doesn't end up in the hospital again
9:55 PM FAITO
Monitor grins. "We have yet to have a truly insane guest. We welcome the attempt."
9:56 PM Night
"You may want to reexamine your data on me if you're saying that~"
9:56 PM FAITO
"You do not come across my sensor as insane. Just profoundly unhappy."
9:56 PM Night
"…" …MOVING RIGHT ALONG.
9:57 PM FAITO
"..aaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Oh, hey, cool!" Izumi manages to get a proper perch. "Is that a rocket launcher?!"
9:57 PM
"Yes, Mistress!"
9:57 PM
"Is…is it loaded?"
9:57 PM
"NO, Mistress."
9:57 PM Night
She'll just pretend she didn't hear that and take a seat.
9:57 PM FAITO
"Okay…so Monitor. We…um…if things are about to get weird, I need to read up on this stuff. Do you have an internet connection?"
9:58 PM
There is a long silence.
9:58 PM
A long, heavy silence.
9:58 PM Night
"…Yes, Izumi"
9:58 PM
"Yes he does."
10:02 PM FAITO
"Well, load me up a tutorial. I'm an A student, so I'll…just…" She hops off of Cerberus. "Send it to my new room. I've got one, right?"
10:02 PM
"The master bedroom. Mistress."
Night
Alright. Now then…Night takes a seat, adjusting the AR glasses and thinking of how to go about this. Language…a persona is a part of a self, not a demon, so the language should be subtler. Potential, power in potentia, as a blade against the darkness…Let's get started.
10:27 PM Kaji has joined the channel.
10:28 PM Night has left IRC (Ping timeout)
10:28 PM Kaji is now known as Night
10:28 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Meanwhile, Shousei is telling his mother that the cookies are delicious and trying to figure out who out of his classmates, if anyone, he actually cares about trying to inform and/or help.
10:30 PM FAITO
They are, in fact, delicious.
10:31 PM
"Shousei…are you going to be all right?"
10:31 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"Mmh?" He blinks. "I'm fine, Mother."
10:32 PM FAITO
She gives him a peck on the forehead. "All right. Just try not to overreact."
10:33 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei looks slightly pained.
10:33 PM FAITO
She hums. "Second batch is almost ready. Oh, you should be careful if you're going to the hospital. It sounds very dangerous!"
10:34 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
The hospital. Right.
10:34 PM
He was… considering that, but…
10:34 PM
"Uhm. I think the rest of us are worried about /you/. Not that… I mean to pry."
10:35 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
And he finishes undoing his tie. "…Very well, Misaki-chan. Whenever you're ready."
10:35 PM Night
"…I just did it…?"
10:35 PM
"Did you seriously not feel anything?"
10:36 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"…I could use a cup of coffee, I suppose."
10:38 PM FAITO
Night's eyes go entirely vacant and she clambers onto Masaru. "Hello, Makoto…you're looking well…no, it's not him, is it? I'm almost…almost in Rapture. She thought I'd play fair…the fool…"
10:40 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
Grabbing her by the arms, both to brace any attack against him, and to keep her from running off. "Makoto? Who are you?" He practically growls the words. "And what have you done to Misaki?"
10:41 PM FAITO
"Misaki…ah, is this the vessel?" She presses into him, body to body. "…cowish, but surprisingly strong. Do you like this form? Would you like to be a prince? I'm going to have an item very soon…true power."
10:44 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"Relinquish her now, and you will leave unharmed, and unhounded, and I will not be forced to assume your alleigences lie with Mkaoto." Tilting his head back some, to stare at 'Night'. "But if you do not, whatever power you summon to your aid, will not be enough. That, I promise you."
10:45 PM Night
Get out get out get out—why is this happening? …Vessel? Vessel.
10:45 PM
What does this know, and can she steal that information while you're in her head?
10:46 PM FAITO
She flinches. "How…rude. How hurtful. I am no ally of Makoto. The last time he laid seed in my garden, only rot grew. I'm offering you a KINGDOM, bratty child…a KINGDOM."
10:47 PM
Night: It feels like being wrapped in steel…or wrapped in a woman's arm…a tongue against her ear…and deeper, deeper - the tongue is PIERCING HER BRAIN.
10:47 PM
And then that pain whispers into Night's heart: You've been discarded again.
10:48 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"And I do not reject your offer." Grinning some. "By all means, the enemy of my enemy is indeed my ally. But my terms require you to release my friend. Surely, that's within the purview of your 'true power'?"
10:48 PM Night
No no no, not again, she wasn't in the first place, she wasn't abandoned, she'll destroy every trace of you.
10:50 PM FAITO
Night: you don't exist, you don't exist, you don't exist.
10:51 PM
A slow smile. "Once I have this treasure, I'll bring it to you. It won't be very long now, after all. I think…yes, I think I hear the pretender dying."
10:52 PM Night
You're fake, and dying, and I'll destroy your false paradise. GET OUT OF MY WORLD.
10:52 PM FAITO
Night: it's never belonged to you, not even your fantasy.
10:52 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"The pretender?" He has an inkling as to who this might be. It's more than a little troubling… but he needs something concrete. There's been a very small list of problems Masaru hasn't been able to talk his way through.
10:52 PM FAITO
"Night" leans in to kiss Masaru. "Wish me goodnight?"
10:53 PM
She scoffs. "The third prince, of course."
10:53 PM Night
//You know nothing of me. The world belongs to humankind, not a broken hag with no power but tricking monsters!"
10:55 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"As I suspected. So you're at the hospital?" He needed to end this, and now, but he needed Night to do that. Not leaning back from her. "Then I won't say 'goodnight'… Rather, 'see you soon'."
10:56 PM FAITO
She presses her lips to Masaru's. "See you soon." And then Night isn't just awake. She's refreshed.
10:56 PM
(Full mental heal.)
10:56 PM Night
Refreshed does not make up for mental bad touch.
10:56 PM FAITO
It feels like her lips are on fire, though.
10:57 PM Night
"…I think I need to strangle Michael's mother." Her voice comes out shaking, despite her best efforts.
10:57 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
Not really moving or reacting much to that. For a night that began with him being disowned, this has to be the new low-point. But right now, Night gets a hug.
10:58 PM
"She's at the hospital, and Michael's life is in danger. Are you going to be okay?"

10:58 PM Night
Night likes hugs. Night doesn't like hitting a point of wanting to snap and just cry in the corner. "…I don't really have the time not to be okay. We…should get going."
FAITO
Kazue smacks Shousei on the side of the head. "All I can do is make cookies. I can't raise demons or summon souls or stop caring about the lives of people I love. I…am going to make cookies. And I'm going to believe in you. Now, go. You're more sensible than your brother…or at least more careful.
11:00 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei winces.
11:01 PM
…Then blushes. "I'm… that's a good way of thinking of things, I guess."
11:02 PM FAITO
"Would you prefer if I started sobbing? I didn't sob when he cheated. I didn't sob when he told me…about….about a great number of things. If anything, all of this honesty is a relief. You go. I'll make sure that Izumi's bunker is a safe place for you kids. I promise."
11:03 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"Izumi, I'm going to go save your half-brother from certain death. Go ahead and read up, we'll return shortly." Standing up, and bringing Night with him… though he immediately turns for the stairs. "If you can't promise me you're going to hold together for this, Misaki, I can't have you coming with me."
11:03 PM FAITO
The door opens. "HALF WHAT?!!!"
11:03 PM Night
Night smiles, and it's blade-thin. "I've kept it together for five years, Masaru. I can manage a little longer. "
11:04 PM FAITO
Her eyes are wet and red.
11:05 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"You have a half-brother, Shousei's age. I think you'll like him more, honestly… And frankly he could use a friend like you. Also mom's cookies should be done by now." Grabbing Night's hand. "Promise me."
11:07 PM FAITO
"…you sound like Dad. Do you not /care/ how fucking CRAZY all of this is?!"
11:07 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei would like to feel that he's tired of being the 'sensible' one, or the one who's always somewhere else when things hit the fan, or… but he guesses that that isn't what he's supposed to be doing either. He doesn't actually resent Night for their complete lack of communication or her knowledge, or Masaru for immediately standing up and being respected by everyone, or Michael for…
11:07 PM
…whatever super-amazing special whatever is going on there. He just… feels weird.
11:08 PM
So, he sighs. "So long as you're all right, it doesn't matter. Do you want me to take the cookies down?"
11:08 PM Night has left IRC (Ping timeout)
11:09 PM Kaji has joined the channel.
11:10 PM FAITO
"I'm alive. That….has to be enough sometimes. Withstanding hardship is in our blood." She kisses his forehead. "And yes, please. Izumi only gets one - she needs to mind her figure."
11:10 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"I am planning to save Michael, save the world, and then drink heavily and have a nervous breakdown."He sighs. "I /know/ I'm a lot like him, like Makoto. Truth be told, for awhile I wanted to be him, then be something more. And I'm not sure what I want to be anymore, and I don't have the time to think about it. But, I promise you, Izumi. I'm really on your side."
11:10 PM Kaji
She squeezes a little more, and smirks. "I promise you I won't break down as my world view shatters around me until after we're not close to dying."
11:10 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"All right." …She's /fourteen/.
11:11 PM Kaji
Night snorts. "…Makoto? He doesn't sound like half the man you are. Come on, let's save the world, Masaru."
11:11 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei will take the cookies downstairs.
11:13 PM FAITO
"….so you're on my side. But you're leaving with your crazy girlfriend, Shou-gay, and I get a GIANT DEMON to cuddle with until you get back?! AND I HAVE ANOTHER BROTHER?!!!!"
11:13 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"…"
11:14 PM
"Okay, just for that, you're not getting ANY cookies."
11:14 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"When you put it like that, I guess I do sound like a complete lunatic…" Rare footage of Masaru looking sheepish. "I'm really sorry?"
11:14 PM Kaji
"…Wow, it's like she's a tiny female jerk Shousei."
11:14 PM Kaji is now known as Night
11:14 PM FAITO
"I…I….I….I HATE YOU ALL!" Doorslam.
11:14 PM
"CAN I EAT THEM?"
11:14 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei looks rankled.
11:14 PM Night
"NO."
11:14 PM FAITO
"…maybe later." Door locks.
11:14 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"…She'll be fine."
11:15 PM Night
"Yes. Sure. Did neither of them know about Michael?"
11:15 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"…" Shousei glares at the air for a moment, flexes his hands, and hands Night some cookies. "I will not ask. I don't want to know. Mother said we're going to the hospital?"
11:15 PM
…Eyetwitch.
11:16 PM Night
"Yes that is the plan. Someone should get the jeep."
11:16 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"No time for that." Grabbing a cookie. "Shousei, Michael's life is in danger. We need to go now." Munch, munch. "And give me a couple of those for the road."
11:16 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
Shousei will just. Not worry about the cookies. He doesn't need any sugar right now. He doesn't. He wants to hurt people.
11:17 PM
He's just going to… find something. Something that Night and Masaru and Michael aren't playing with. And nail it to the wall and turn it into sashimi.
11:17 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
Nodding to Shousei, then tilting his his head. "Brother?"
11:18 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"Let's just go," he chokes out.
11:19 PM Night
"…Where are the keys to the jeep, Monitor? Are they in there?"
11:19 PM
Three people was too many for a motorcycle and they needed to get there fast.
11:19 PM FAITO
Monitor grins. "Keys? How gauche."

11:19 PM
The jeep hums to life.
11:19 PM
And howls…
11:19 PM Night
…oooooooh.
11:19 PM
"…I'm driving."
11:20 PM Masaru_Yamazaki
"When this is over, I owe you and Izumi quite the explanation… And perhaps an apology." He says with a bit of a sigh. "Of course. They wouldn't use that. And I'm driving."
11:20 PM Shousei_Yamazaki
"Don't worry about it," he grumbles.