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“Don’t you ever want to get a boyfriend?” You ask. “You can’t take care of me, forever.”

At this comment, Shizuka tips her head back and unleashes a ferocious laugh. It echoes through the trees, shaking leaves and throwing moths off course. When her chuckles subside, she turns to you with a huge grin.

“Oh, Takashi. I don’t need a boyfriend.” She giggles. “I’ve already got you.”

“…what.” You state,

She laughs again. “It’s a joke.”

“Oh.” You can’t help but feel relieved.

“Seriously though, I haven’t found anyone I particularly like in that way. Well, there was one boy in high school, but he moved out of the country before I could admit my feelings. Since then, there hasn’t been anyone I’d consider to be my boyfriend.”

“What about Daisuke?”

“Him? I suppose I love him like a cool older brother. We’ve been together for so long I can’t imagine him other than my best friend.”

You and Shizuka take a seat on a nearby bench. “Is it really okay for you to be that way?” You ask.

“Why do you say that?”

“You can’t keep taking care of me forever.”
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“I think you dodged my question, but fine. Really Takashi, I don’t want to hear that from a boy who can’t even cook his own meals.”

“Hey, I’m learning. I know how to cook fried eggs now!”

“Wow, what a master chef you are!” Shizuka exclaims. She leans forward and pokes you on the forehead. “Takashi, are you concerned about me? Is it because I do all the work around the house?”

You pout. “So what if I am?”

She laughs again. “I’m glad you care about me. But you shouldn’t worry so much. I’m perfectly happy with taking care of you. You’re my little brother after all.”

“I…ah, never mind.” You sigh. “Nee-san, I want you to be happy.”

“I already am.” She says.

“Are you certain?”

“Yes.” This time, she pats you on the head. “Because you and kaa-san are healthy and safe. It brings me joy more than anything else in the world.”

“Thanks, nee-san.”

“Don’t mention it, Takashi!” A devilish grin, perfect for the minions of Hell, appears on her face. “So, what about you? Have you found a girlfriend yet?”

Oh gods, you had a feeling this would happen. “I’m not talking about this.”

“Come on, I played my part. Didn’t meet another girl last week? That European transfer student. It seems like you’re quite popular with girls. My my, my cute little brother is quite the womanizer!”

“God dammit, nee-san…”
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>>45294356
We should brush nee-san's teeth.
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>>45294380
Second
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>>45294356
We probably shouldn't let her know we ha lunch with Aria today, huh?
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>RANK UP!
>The Shizuka Wakui Social Link has increased to Level 3!
>Valkyrie’s ENDURANCE has increased to E+! AGILITY has increased to D-!
>Learned Power Slash! Learned Rakunda!
>A new Persona is available in the Velvet Room!
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>>45294411
NICE
Shizuka for Best Girl
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>>45294380
>>45294386
Thirded
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>>45294391
It was the day before, anon
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>>45294600
Nope, it's the same day but Thorn fucked it up.
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>>45294584
>>45294386
>>45294380
Considering her strength, she's probably gonna be brushing OUR teeth.
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>>45294643
im fine with this
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>>45294643
Brace for high impact brocon violence
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Reminder that Crab a best
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>>45294687
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>>45294687
That's a funny way to spell Monkey.
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>>45294643
Why not both?
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[Eleven years ago…]

The first thing you see when you open your eyes is the piercing glare of the fluorescent lights. The first thing you hear is a mixture of hushed and worried voices elsewhere in the room. You twist your neck and feel your head hit something soft. It’s a pillow. You glance upwards and see a dull grey ceiling, separated into a grid of tiles. Your eyes catch other objects elsewhere in the room. A beeping monitor, drab white sheets, medicine bottles with fuzzy labels and neatly wrapped packages of bandages.

Ah, you realize with a jolt, this must be a hospital room.

A few seconds pass. The voices are getting louder. It’s making your head hurt. You’d tell them to shut up, but your voice box seems to be malfunctioning at present. Instead, you look over to the side to catch a glimpse. The occupants of the room are visible, if a little blurry. A small girl with blue hair tied in braids, several nurses, a powerfully built man wearing a suit and a short-haired lady in an office attire.

As for the rest of your body, it’s numb. It is as if an entire armory’s worth of painkiller needles have been fired into your body at once. You can barely raise your index finger.

“Wakui-san!” A shrill calls, coming from a nearby doctor, puts a stop to your thoughts. “The patient is awake!”

Instantly, all of the occupants have surrounded your table. They all are wearing expressions of varying degrees of distress. The blue-haired girl, in particular, has tear marks rolling down the side of her cheeks.

“Takashi! Takashi!” she wails, reaching out to grab your immobile hands. “Are you alright?”

“Quiet down, Shizuka!” A gruff voice bellows. It’s coming from the man in the suit. “Takashi must be in shock right now!”

“Let me go, tou-san!” The girl cries. “I have to know!”
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>>45294713
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>>45294764
Time for the amnesia event that Thron previously deleted!
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You try to speak, but all you can manage is a gurgling sound from the back of your throat. It sounds like a puppy drowning.

“Takashi, drink this.” You find a plastic cup full of water being pressed to your lips by a nurse. “Poor dear, you must be thirsty…”

You drink greedily, smacking your lips once done. One of the nurses wipes away the residue from the side of your cheeks. Another one comes up to your side. It’s a male, dressed in white and holding a tablet. Said tablet is emitting a holographic display. You catch a glimpse of your mugshot depicted on the projected document.

“His vitals are all stable.” He says, shaking his head. “But, as for that…”

“Yes, we cannot be so certain…”

“What should we do, doctor?”

Questions are flying back and forth. They pass over your head like seagulls soaring over a great ocean. You can’t make heads or tails of it. Through the confusion, the blue-haired girl has slipped through their legs. She’s by your side, gripping your right hand in hers. It feels warm and soft.
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“It’s me, Takashi!” she sniffles. “Your older sister, Shizuka. You…you really made us all worry! Do you know how much I cried? I thought you would never wake up...”

“Shizuka…” the woman in the office attire warns, but her relief is clear as the morning sun. “Don’t handle him, too roughly, okay?”

“I know, kaa-san!”

You don’t answer at first. You stare into the girl’s striking, jade eyes.

“It’s okay, though. I forgive you, Takashi. It was mostly my fault, anyway.” More tears are forming in the corner of her eyes. “You’ll get out of hospital and we’ll never think about the accident again. We’ll go and buy that udon you always liked. We can even take a trip to Funland together. It’s the middle of the second semester so it might be hard to convince kaa-san and tou-san to let us go, but I’ll find a way somehow. They might not let you on the rollercoaster, but the ice-cream is great…”

You remain silent, still thinking. Your jaw twitches. Strength is returning to it.

“Hey, Takashi. Say something. This is weird. Is something wrong with you? Why aren’t you saying anything?”

You open your mouth to ask the question burning at the forefront of your mind.

“Who are you?”
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Childhood friend transferring when?
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>>45294829
What a tweest!
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>>45294829
>“Who are you?”
Is this why Shizuka is so protective?
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>>45294829
>have to get up for work in the morning but now this
WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME
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>>45294829
Ouch. Saw it coming, but still: ouch. No wonder Shizuka's so protective of us, she blames herself for us getting brain damage. Combine that with her beloved little brother forgetting all about her and I can see her wanting to be the best sister possible, make new memories that are all good, to make up for the incident.
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>>45294899
Is this why Takashi couldn't summon a Persona?
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>>45294929
Most likely.
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>>45294929
Ooh, maybe. That could be interesting.
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Hey now imagine how she must have felt in the alternate universe where Takashi died fighting that boss.
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>>45294899
It's fitting really. Strength can make for a strong dependable person, but imagine what happens when that strength fails when you need it most. Due to that, she's got one hell of a burden that she carries on her back.
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>>45294929
Very likely
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>>45294929
That does raise the possibility that forms of identity loss affects Personas.
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>>45294829
>>45294899
>>45294964
>>45294968
Dammit Thorn, the feels aren't supposed to happen so early in a Social Link event!
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>>45294998
It would make sense. What happens to the embodiment of your identity when you don't know what it is?
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>>45294929
-A one-eyed, one-legged monster said to live deep in the mountains of Kumano, Japan. Believed to be the degraded blacksmith god, Ame no Me-Hitotsu no Kami.
IT'S NOT A COINCIDENCE THAT OUR PERSONA IS A DEGRADED FORM OF A GOD
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>>45295027
Well no it ain't a coincidence, us players picked him.
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>>45295034
The keyword is degraded. I bet Takashi originally was supposed to be strong.
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>>45295027
A crippled one, too. Could be a reflection of the damage Takashi took. His limbs and vision seem perfectly functional, but he could have had nerve damage from the accident that impaired them until he recovered.

>>45295034
Actually, we didn't. Thorn chose it for us. Said he thought the idea of giving us a one-legged Persona would be funny given our love of kicking, but now I'm not so sure if that's the real reason.
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[8:00 am, 23-May-2129 (MONDAY)]

“Takashi, you look tired. Did you not sleep well?”

“No, I actually slept fine, nee-san. I just a really weird dream.”

“What was it about?”

“…I can’t remember.”

It’s yet another normal school day. You put on your uniform, eat breakfast and head out for Akumachi-Kirijo. This time, Celeste meets you in the elevator. The two of you make a silent agreement to walk to school together. It’s nothing big, just what best friends do on an average basis.

“So, how was the cosplay event yesterday?” You ask her.

“Pretty good! But really tiring. They made me serve drinks and food all day. At least none of the customers were creepy. I’ve heard horror stories about some of the more seedier cafes in Synth Central.”

“Did you ever get to cosplay?”

“Actually, I did!”

“What.”

“One of the cosplayers didn’t show up, so they forced me into being a replacement. Lucianne was insistent on me doing it, too. All I had to do was wear gothic lolita attire when serving food, though.”

“Somehow…I feel like I missed out on something important.”

“What was that, Takashi-kun?”

“Nothing.”
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>>45295088
>“…I can’t remember.”
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>>45295034
Well, if I recall the hermit options for us were Ippo and the tengu. Both being lesser forms of greater things. Still, good story telling forms when you use what you've got well so got to show respect.

>>45295012
But anon. This is just leading up to it! By Rank 7 we will begin to experience her true despair.
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>>45295079
The other choice he said was Koppa Tengu which is also degraded too,no?

>>45295061
Probably scary strong at that.

>>45295088
>Missed Celeste in Gothic Lolita cosplay
Why did going to the cafe get so few votes?
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>>45295088
>All I had to do was wear gothic lolita attire
SHE MUST WEAR IT AGAIN
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>>45295088
>we missed her wearing gothic lolita
Fuck everything
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>>45295088
Mistakes were made. How could we miss out on something so important?
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>>45295131
>>45295149
Oh simple anons. While she may have worn it when we weren't there, if we WERE there, it might have been us wearing it. After all, Ippo is a mirror of ourself, right?
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>>45295088
You better give us another opportunity to see her wearing that!
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>>45295175
Ippon wearing it was a one time thing representative of Takashi maid fetish awakening.
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The two of you board the train. It rumbles as it powers along the magnetic rails to its destination. You and Celeste are lucky enough find two seats next to each other, which you reserve with the speed of a hundred leopards.

“So as I was saying earlier, that is not how truncus graphs work. The formula for them is one over—”

You pause. Someone is moving towards you. You can tell, because the passengers over on the right are muttering with indignation as the newcomer pushes through the carriage.

“No way, no way!”

It’s a guy with short black hair, a pale face and a grey eyes. He’s wearing a uniform with damaged sleeves and a worn book bag. He stands in front of you, staring down at you with a look of pure awe.

“Is it really you? Takashi Wakui?”

You stare back at him, your confusion obvious. He’s either oblivious to it or is pretending not to notice. He gives you the once over and breaks into a wide smile.

“Oh man, it is! Man, it’s been ages, Wakui!”

A minor headache had appeared at the base of your skull this morning, like a tick attaching itself to succulent cat flesh. It’s now getting more and more intense with every second. You do not appreciate this.

“You just disappeared out of nowhere! Where’d you go? And who’s the girl next to you?”

Okay, seriously. Time out. Who the hell is this guy?
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>>45295250
Oh this is going to suck
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>>45295250
How could you forget your friend Takashi?
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>>45295250
>short black hair, a pale face and a grey eyes
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>>45295250
You thought the next player would be the new foreign girl, but it was ME! FORGOTTEN CHILD HOOD FRIEND!
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>>45295250
Oh great, here comes the Normie Party
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>>45295308
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>>45295308
>inb4 both at once
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It's finally over. Thanks to everyone who participated! This was a thread that became more enjoyable to write towards the end, I think.

>>45295149
>>45295171
>>45295173
>>45295185
You'd have to find someone to draw that, because there isn't any art of Celeste wearing goth loli clothes.

As for the poll I posted earlier(http://strawpoll.me/6756775)...it seems that Celeste won it with 32 out of 73 votes. Sasuga, Magician girl. Let's hope it doesn't go to her head. In any case, there will be a thread on Valentine's day, so look forward to that.

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Next session will be on Wednesday, same time (10:30 pm UTC) as usual, See you then!
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>>45295346
Cool. Thanks for running, Thorn. See you Wednesday.
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>>45295346
Same day as Konosuba!
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>>45295346
Thanks for running, Thorn!
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>>45295346
TT we don't have to see the pics to know that Takashi wants to see it and would appreciate the view. Can you imagine the mutual spaghetti?
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>>45295346
the first time Celeste has come in at number 1!
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>>45295410
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>>45295346
>>45295359

Teabagging, Katsuragi being BTFO twice, and this in one day.
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>>45295346
I'll have you know that you ruined my pants, and that this is a good thing.
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>>45295410
Kek. Poor thing will still always end up just under Takashi though, even if she comes first.
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>>45295301
Nah, we already have someone with his card in our social links. Though, if I could hazard a guess, he could always be the joker
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>>45295346
Thanks for running!
Stick the chocolate into Celeste's mouth
[ ] YEAH
[ ] NOPE
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Closest thing I found of Celeste in something fancy really. Use your imaginations for the elegant goth dress.
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>>45295699
This could be photoshopped into what we're looking for
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>>45295698
>[]HELL YEAH MOTHERFUCKER
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>>45295698
Didn't we already try that in the sundae scene?
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>>45295846
We had a lower SL and less Charisma
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>>45296108
>NOT TODAY
>NOT TOMORROW
>NOT IN A MONTH
>BUT NEVERTHELESS SOON

>>[TEST] HERE
>>[TEST] NOW
>>[TEST] CUSTOM OPTION
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>>45296159
What?
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>>45296108
4e 4f 54 20 54 4f 44 41 59
4e 4f 54 20 54 4f 4d 4f 52 52 4f 57
4e 4f 54 20 49 4e 20 41 20 4d 4f 4e 54 48
42 55 54 20 4e 45 56 45 52 54 48 45 4c 45 53 53 20 53 4f 4f 4e

>[TEST] 48 45 52 45
>[TEST] 4e 4f 57
>[TEST] 43 55 53 54 4f 4d 20 4f 50 54 49 4f 4e
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I just thought of something: How much control does Slime have over its form?
If it's enough to control recoil, we could stick rocket launchers/guns through it and use it as an artillery platform.
THEN WE'LL SHOW THEM ALL!!!
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>>45295346
I'm always fucking late to these things.

Oh well, next time.
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>>45300133
well you have the next time and date for next thread.
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TT still needs to update our stats
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