Nino: Wrack your memory to the absolute BEST you can.

You woke up to face a desolate adventure. First, you were nearly arrested by a monster girl. A short, red-haired guard. You remember the ghastly forest, leading to a town of monsters, filled with the bloody fragrance of its signature red tulips. You remember that you faced a formidable opponent, a winged, and that you survived her final attack. And, finally, you found that rift with a familiar light. It beckoned you back into your world. But most of all, you remember that you were alone. It was a perilous yet lonely journey. You were always alone, without anyone or anything to worry about. Only now do you realize just how well you're used to such solitude. It seems you've known that this would be the case even before the…
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Suvillan: Hey, look it's your Royal Guard Leader Fella!

Doorkeeper: Try to mind the gate. ???: Ma'am, please stop...???: The prince will have my head if you just barge in!Corona: Usher, for the last time,Corona: Don't tell the top dog what to do.Usher: I-I'm not trying to do that!Corona: Then what are you trying?Corona: I just brutally beat up two people today.Corona: Are you trying to get beaten up too?Usher: What, no!Corona: Do you want me to give you a deadly noogie that badly? Huh!?Usher: N-No, not at all!Corona: I really will do it and embarrass you in front of everyone out there! Corona: Don't test me, dumbass!Usher: Even if you threaten all that, you still can't go in!Corona: I'll twist your arm backwards if you don't quit it.Usher: Ma'am, please listen! Be the loud winged. You are now…
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Solis: Snitch

You can't bring yourself to say anything. The more you think about it, the more you hesitate. Because... who knows what his highness would do afterwards? Solis: Consider comprehending how bad this might be if you WERE to tell Suvillan about Kotori. Not only could you appear more suspicions if he doesn't believe you, but what would he do to Kotori if he did believe everything? Being caught up in the middle of this is so frustrating. Kotori isn't even your friend anymore, so why do you care what becomes of her? What's even worse is that, at the same time, losing the prince's trust to her is still concerning to you. Seriously... Since when was she this important despite her negligible presence? God dammit, just damn these contradictory thoughts…
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Solis: Just be honest.

Solis: Please forgive me for being so frank in asking this, but...Solis: Your highness, you... Solis: You don't trust me anymore, do you?Solis: Even though, I would still do anything you asked for without hesitation.Solis: I swear that I won't even let Kotori, Corona, or anyone else deter me again.Solis: But somehow... Solis: It looks like I've messed up badly enough to lose years of trust in one night. With rapidly-assembled words, you immediately go for the worst possible case imaginable. You confront the potential reality that there's no trust left between the two of you anymore. Since that's your worst fear, then... It will be much easier if you could just get rid of it first and foremost. Solis: So...Solis: Am I... correct?Suvillan: ...Suvillan: ...Ha! ----> Solis: That is…
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Try to be Kaji again.

Oh, god. Such a pathetic sight. Nevermind! Try being someone else. Desperate to run away from that humiliation, are we? Well, since you asked so nicely. You are now this presently un-humiliated person, in a completely different world, ascending the stairways of the Garnet Royal Tower. Solis: Were you called in for an audience with the prince? It's the other way around. This time, you've returned to see his highness of your own accord. Hopefully, you can have a conversation without Corona's interruptions for once. ----> Screw these long spiraling stairs, though! You've just cut quite the distance all the way from your hometown to this tower in the Royal Meadows, and now, you have to go up all these god damned stairs just to see his highness for a…
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[I] Lune: Conclude tonight's business.

----> Prince Ruit: Elaborate. Lune: Try to understand...? Such is the unique existence of someone who embodies an entire world. You suppose it's futile to try understanding it. To put all this in simpler terms... Princes and princesses are aware of all their people, and all parts of their world as a whole, at all times. That means they're also aware to some degree when certain anomalies happen somewhere inside their world. For instance, when someone enters or leaves it. This tale of "tides" is the way his highness came to describe his experience. Such a feeling must be something impossible to even imagine for a regular person, much less for a ruler to live with. Some days, it makes his highness pretty cranky, complaining about all the noise in…
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[I] Lune: Be honest... but not too blunt.

Prince Ruit: Take pity on this clueless, sheltered lady. Ruit: Here you go.Lune: ?Ruit: You clearly need this more than I do.Lune: Pardon? I do not.Ruit: It breaks my heart how uneducated you are on this vital subject.Lune: Please, your highness,Lune: Do not pity me over not reading this of all things.Lune: I'd rather deploy for war than consume a single word in your Tome.Ruit: Ha, how sad. Ruit: Then, I suppose I will- [I] Lune: You can't let work be ignored any further. Lune: But it would do good to confiscate it.Ruit: Whoa- HEY!Ruit: You cannot do that!Lune: Why not? Ruit: I need it for my learning!Lune: "Learning" looks a lot like reading a book during work hours behind my back.Lune: But surely, surely, Lune: That's just me being…
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[I] Lune: Witness TRUE COOLNESS.

O...oh. How... stupendous? Yes, that's the word. It is stupefying how expected this outcome was. Lune: Attempt to tear your eyes away from this gaudy page. You're trying, you're trying so hard... Ruit: Just look, Lune!Ruit: Look at this man amongst men!Ruit: don't you see how he shines despite his mortality!? ...But his highness sure is making this difficult! It's so unbelievably garish that you can't even look away! Lune: Attempt the opposite. Carefully ponder upon shiny shoujo manga male. Lune: ...Lune: He seems disturbing.Ruit: What! No way!Lune: I'm only observing his illustrated conduct.Lune: See, why must he be so pushy towards this... Definitely-not-Selene lady?Lune: She must depart to fight for the world's sake, Lune: Yet all he can think about is himself.Ruit: My god, Lune!Ruit: The Galactic Princess' identity…
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[I] Lune: Wake up, sleepyhead! A real-life PRINCE is talking to you!

Lune: ...?Ruit: Hey.Ruit: Are you still dozed off?Ruit: Are you even able to hear me right now...?Lune: Ah.Lune: I can, I can. My apologies. You have just returned from Icicle Bay, and you are very much awake, actually... Because you weren't even asleep in the first place! Therefore, there's no such case of valid sleepyheadness accusations here. Still, does his highness not understand that falling asleep would be an extremely rude thing to dare do in his presence? ----> Ruit: I do not appreciate being forced to watch over your sleeping face.Lune: Mm.Lune: It isn't sleeping.Ruit: So you say, but here you are, acting as if you have just woken up!Ruit: Again, might I add!Lune: That's only a side effect.Lune: If this body must stay immobile for the duration,Lune: Then…
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You are now a barely conscious Kaji. You suddenly realize that everything in your life, everything in the universe, all that was, and all that will be, it all inevitably lead to you getting your teeth kicked in by a bunch of kids. This is a fact that losing so embarrassingly after a spooky fake-out was just a thing that was supposed to happen to you all along, at this exact point of your life. Such a defeat was written down, inevitably fated, and brought about by the rotations of the gears of destiny. But at the very least, none of your subordinates saw this humiliating display, right...? Ow, well, at least the ground is nice and cold. Maybe you're just gonna close your eye (singular) for a bit.
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{S} Shatter.

Credits: Hadronus - Animation Ray "TheRadGuy" Mikey - BGM With additional art by Hadronus And CSS by Bambosh
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Kaji: Be overwhelmed.

He doesn't seem overwhelmed to you, but maybe you can fix that. You're not that weak, and he's not that strong. You can take him on. And even though most of your quote-unquote reinforcements' capabilities are unknown, they're bound to be useful in some way, and quantity's still a great advantage. But before any of that, you have to say something very important. It’s been nagging at you for a while now. Kaji: It seems like everyone's ignoring you. Assert yourself! Nino: Diplomacy. Point out that he's outnumbered if you all really have to fight. Dammit, how can he be so casual about this! You expected a hissy fit, not this confidently nonchalant response. Intimidation tactics seem futile here, but really, you're just buying a little bit of time until…
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Aria: Believe in the angel's words.

Aria: You're strong enough to destroy this wall? YES, YES, YES. THAT'S THE FACE YOU WANTED TO SEE. PERFECTLY MATCHED WITH THE EXACT WORDS YOU WANTED TO HEAR. Wait, wait, you gotta play it cool. Mei: Don't let anything show on your face. If you REALLY think about it, nothing you say is a lie if you succeed, so like... You're still a pure angel, retroactively free of sin, as good as a newborn. It's toooootally fine! Meimona: Duh.Meimona: More like strong enough to break a mountain.Five: Woah!Five: But mountain is... so big!Meimona: That doesn't matter when I'm involved, kid.Aria: O-okay then, um...Aria: Your name is...?Meimona: Meimona!Meimona: Or Mei for short, yeah!Aria: Okay, miss Meimona... I'm Aria.Aria: I'm very sorry for being rude earlier!Aria: So, can you please break-Meimona: Yup…
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Ice Wall: Resist

Despite the incessant swinging, this wall still stands firm in place. It's definitely not anything ordinary, seeing that it was the product of an ability, but it's not like you needed any confirmation on that, and especially not in such a terrifying form! Everything happened so fast, you have no idea if you're in more danger... Or possibly less somehow, since that guy's leaving you alone for the most part. All you know is that this ice wall just separated you and Meimona. And uh, it might be the only thing standing between you and getting sliced like a steak pie by an attractive hatchet-wielding woman. That's probably one of the top 5 ways to go out with a bang, really. Mei better hope that girl doesn't hurt her instead.…
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Aria: OH GOSH!

Oh, god, it's Nino, somehow! He's right there, that's DEFINITELY him! And some other people too, but you don't even begin to notice anything about them or the situation other than NINO. HE'S ALIVE, OH GOSH. YOU DON'T KNOW HOW, BUT NONTHELESS, YOU RESTATE: OH GOSH. THIS IS JUST THE BEST THING EVER! Aria: Slow down!!!! THERE IS NO POSSIBLILITY OF SLOWING DOWN NOW. EVERYTHING here needs to politely get out of your way. Aria: NINO!!!!Meimona: Wha- Ow!Aria: I can't believe it, it's really you!Nino: U-uhh... Reed: Oh god. This is just the worst thing ever. Just why did she run off like that. It's like she couldn't even hear you telling her "we should turn back immediately" as soon as you laid your eyes on this scene. You expected…
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Nino: Who calls your name? Aria: Rush towards your friend! Aria: NINO!
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Meimona: H-how did he... oh no.Nino: Oh no. Meimona: Oh, NO.Nino: Mei, do SOMETHING.Meimona: W-what do you want me to do?Nino: I dunno, anything!Nino: LUCK us out again, huh?!Meimona: I'm, umm...Meimona: I have... no ideas! Sorry! Nino: Dammit, Mei...Meimona: YOU do something now! It can't always be me!Kaji: HEY! Kaji: Jump down to subdue the criminal scum. Kaji: Silence, criminal SCUM!Kaji: Goddamn, I got the worst hangover in me life, but y'all're STILL goin' down.Meimona: H-hey! How did you GET here so fast!?Kaji: Oh, yer curious, huh? Ya really wanna know? Kaji: Well, TOO bad for ya, that's a trade secret!Kaji: I'm ENDIN' this stupid chase right the FUCK here, no formalities needed.Kaji: Yer under arrest, as soon as I... Kaji: uh... Meimona: Make joke at Kaji's expense. Kaji: As…
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