1. Happy birthday m9.
2. I already have a part time job even though I'm only 14, but maybe you'll get to have one that you'll enjoy.
3. Hi, MaskedTwilight, glad to see you're still alive.
<i>The only thing that Lautus would get was a half hearted thumbs up, as well as the clouds getting darker where he stood, as a way to mock him more. In response to Madoka's flightless attempts at consulting the girl once more, Katsuka tilts her head sideways as a sign of confusion again. After a little chuckle, she continues once more.</i>
K: "Ruins? Dungeon full of monsters?...I don't understand. The only thing that's connected to me, is my lightning that I always flash everywhere...what do you mean by Ruins?"
<i>She takes out a cracked phone from god knows where, looking at herself as a smirk forms on her face. Then, she takes a selfie and turns her phone around at a clear angle for everyone opposite from her to see.</i>
K: "See, everything is fine and dandy. No monsters. No nothing. Just the outside, you know."
<i>The photo in particular that she shows to them all is one where she looks slightly younger, as can be seen by how one of her pigtails look not to be cut off as well as a lot shorter. Instead of a dress, the girl also wore a millenial shirt as well as some shorts. The outside that she mentions seems to look just like the place that they're in, but it's not in...Ruins.</i>
A: "Great, she's delusional too. I don't know how to explain this..."
<i>Asena, backing off after she saw the photo, tapped her foot impatiently as she notices every single detail, she held back tears looking at the girl that Katsuka once was. Clearly she was seeing stuff that everyone else isn't.</i>
K: "Aw, Sana-chan asking why I'm alive? Well, it's simple."
<i>She got up from the small stairway and walked over to her, humming happily despite the clouds suddenly becoming dark. The atmosphere and vibe changed, but the bright sun still remained. Katsuka walked right past everyone with a bit of a skip in her step as she faced Sonomi with a smile on her face.</i>
K: "The world doesn't make sense, why should we try to make sense of it? They all didn't like me for no reason. It's tiring being the least popular out of the group. But hey, we aren't even a group anymore. That's fun, right?"
<i>She extends her hand out, one that pulsates with a horribly strong electrical energy at the last second, but Asena intervenes so Katsuka wouldn't touch Sonomi. Katsuka's eyes went blank for a bit, but then changed back to being normal. The bolt itself narrowly missed Lautus and his Bone Saxaphone once again.</i>
K: "Oh right, thanks Asena, that music was kind of...getting in the way."
A: "And giving my girlfriend shock therapy wasn't?"
<i>Sonomi opted to stray closer to Homura and Madoka instead of with Asena at the moment, seeing as how Katsuka simply giggling and shrugging off mostly everything made her feel a bit scared.</i>
<i>As the pair watches Kyubey leave, they both take a bite out of their snack with one feeling extremely different from the other. As evident by Asena smiling and humming with Sonomi simply sighing out. Which in turn makes Asena sigh out.</i>
A: "Oh my god, don't tell me. You seriously feel bad for it?"
S: "...maybe? What if it was something important?"
A: "Pfft, like hell it was."
<i>Sonomi takes back the piece she offered and eat it, looking back at Asena who had just arrived yet again with another candy bar. She responded to Kyubey's question with the most sincerity that she could bring herself to.</i>
S: "...possibly. It's been a bit of a slow day for me today, since I don't actually have to do all that much now that I've finished most of it. But uh, Asena's here. Maybe I can see you again some other time?"
A: "Wait, what do I have to do with it? I just wanted to visit."
<i>They started again with idle conversation, not even caring about the food they brought at this point. Most of the time, their responses would easily be telegraphed once you hear them together for a little bit.</i>
S: "I don't think Kyubey was really expecting anyone else."
A: "Uh, same goes for me. I'm getting a bit nervous knowing that that thing is staring over us while we talk right now."
<i>With Madoka's repetition of mentioning that she'll go if she doesn't want to talk, as well as Lautus letting everything play out, Katsuka motions towards a door that's open and leads back to the park. But due to the night sky horribly conflicting with the incessantly bright sun, she decides to walk over there and close the door herself, making the one opportunity to exit meaningless.</i>
K: "Ha, none of you are leaving! But uh, we're having a girl talk. You can stay over there where you are, whoever you are."
<i>She seems to be a bit entertained by the concept of them actually deciding that talking things out, therefore sitting on the steps of the altar and smiling gently. The ominous air still looms around the heavenly atmosphere, but the girl decides to give this stupid little conversation a chance. Her eyes slip towards Asena as the slightest smile starts to form on her face.</i>
A: "Ugh, fine. Sonomi, if you would like to talk, now's the time."
<i>She stepped aside to reveal Sonomi, who's still a bit nervous. She hesitated a bit, even trying to look back at the door that has disappeared, but sighs out.</i>
S: "We had 4. Me, Asena, Katsuka, and Chisaki. An idol group. We were extremely young back then, but somehow, we managed to make a name for ourselves. We lasted for one year, until we disbanded involuntarily. Chisaki disappeared, and then Katsuka, and then Asena. I was the only one left...so why? When? How are you still alive? We all thought you were dead. You were found that way. Asena and Chisaki were just missing..."
<i>In response to Kyubey's immediate distaste towards her significant other, Sonomi tries to reassure him that they're alright. Her tone of voice tries to be a bit more gentle, but at the same time it turns into being casually dismissive.</i>
S: "Aww, don't worry Kyubey. Asena's usually like this."
<i>Right after she said that, the boy had came back, an unwrapped candy bar in hand as well as a soda. He looked as Sonomi and let a smirk creep onto his face, but when his eyes meet Kyubey's any sign of happy emotion just disappears into thin air. Due to this, Sonomi snatches the candy bar and bites it.</i>
A: "Hey, I was going to get you one! You could've asked you know."
S: "...well, can you? Pretty please? You don't even like fruits in your candy!"
<i>With a sigh, he made his way back to the vending machine. Sonomi took a piece from the side of the bar she didn't bite, offering it to Kyubey mostly as a half-hearted apology.</i>
<i>The girl in the yellow dress turned around to face Madoka, tilting her head in a confused way, though her eyes had seemed eerily dead inside. Asena stepped in front of Sonomi, who was still utterly speechless, struggling to get any kind of sound out of her mouth.</i>
???: “Have we met before?”
<i>Asena looked at the girl, and then the girl peered behind her to look at Sonomi. Then it hit her. They did. What a dumb question to ask. In response to this sudden arrival of everyone, the girl snapped her finger once, effortlessly. A quick jolt of lightning came from above to try and strike at Lautus from where he was standing. The girl merely scoffed before continuing.</i>
???: “Maybe being with you could be good for me. Maybe. Just maybe. Never thought of maybe before, haven’t I? I always think that Sana and Runa having to hang out with people like you never go well.”
<i>Sonomi was growing nervous, and Asena was about near ready to try and square up with her. But taking Madoka’s approach into consideration, she let out a little sigh before pushing up her glasses.</i>
Asena: “You know that we don’t have to be called by our stage names anymore, Katsuka. Unless you really want me to bring up “Mari” again.”
<i>Turns out, the name of the girl in the yellow dress matched with the name of the tombstone to a tea. While nobody would really have much context on what’s going on in the conversation, ‘Katsuka’ tried holding in some giggles in response to Asena’s retort, though one could notice that she was growing more angrier with the looming ominous presence suddenly increasing tenfold.</i>
<i>Sonomi gives a little schoolgirl giggle to Kyubey when he reassures her, turning around to crouch down and pet him. As always, she gave her smile which should be enough of a sign that she trusts Kyubey too, even though she's used it so much it should be trademarked.</i>
S: "Thanks for that. But that's not what I'm worried about at the moment."
<i>After the sound of knocking came from the room Asena entered, out came a boy that whistled an annoyingly perfect tune. While the boy was clearly a different gender, he looked eerily similar to the girl that had first entered, with the same camera still being slung around his neck as well as the same pair of glasses on his face. However, he kept up a dull expression.</i>
A: "Any reason why that's here?"
S: "Any reason why you left me for 3 days?"
A: "One that's probably better than what you were going to use."
<i>They stood and stared at each other silently before they both let out a laugh, bright smiles on their faces. The two gave each other a hug before facing each other again, muttering a "love you" to each other. Afterwards, Asena went to a vending machine nearby to try and buy a quick snack. Sonomi faced Kyubey and asked him a question in a secretive tone of voice.</i>
S: "So, what do you think of him?"
<i>The spider was blinded, weakened, and half of it’s legs were currently being bound. With no real way to dodge anything, it almost seemed to quiver a bit before being met with D’Arc’s blade. Even with it’s golden shell, it was almost a non-factor as it staggered back, bumping into one of the pillars. The darkness traveled through it’s body, and before you knew it, the spider fell onto it’s back, legs flailing around as it writhed in pain before eventually disintegrating into the ground.</i>
Sonomi: “I-is it...over?”
<i>The girl said weakly, her breathing being jagged and her vision a little woozy. Presumably, the girl had encountered the spider before anyone else, and it hadn’t really went well for her. Asena simply sighed, walking back up to her.</i>
Asena: “Yeah, no need to worry. Follow me.”
<i>She gave her a smile before walking to the door, grabbing onto Sonomi’s arm and leading her to it. Asena probably didn’t care much about the others at the moment, but at the very least there was a subtle gesture that was made to them so that they could follow too. Even if Archero was busy trying to search the room for...something.</i>
<i>Outside the door was...the outside, sun shining very bright in all it’s glory. While the place they were in was very beautiful, a somber presence was lingering. The atmosphere itself weirdly enough also seemed to be the place that was the least ruined out of all the rooms they had gone to. There were even flowers growing on the stray pillars instead of moss. A stray walkway to an altar could be found, a lone grave was found behind it. The tombstone read “Katsuka Daida”, with the girl in the yellow dress standing in front of it quietly.</i>
<i>As always, the park named "Lasureta" would be lively like it usually is. Despite the fact that the park attracted many types of people, it had seemed to grow a bit lonely when the minutes flew by. Due to this, an ominous presence had flown through the air, and when a dead body was found in the middle of a hill, the park had eventually closed down for the time being. The gates looked to be locked shut, but every so often some would go past them and end up wandering at night.</i>
<i>If one were to be wandering near the area at this time of day, they'd see a certain young girl with short blue hair walk through the gates, trespassing as quietly as she could when the doors decide that that specific moment would be the best time to be awfully creaky. Deep inside of the park, there stood a mysterious door. It seemed to be just, standing there...menacingly. Nobody knew about it, and nobody who did would want to go near it. All except for one person.</i>
"I wonder...why Asena would be here..."
<i>The girl said, now looking down at her phone and seeing the text that was given to her by Asena. The text seemed to be blurry, but she definitely knew that they sent it because of the fact that he seemed to have disappeared out of her life.</i>
"Alright, I guess he has a surprise for me."
<i>And with that, she walked in, not looking back. Not caring who or what would end up being on the other side of the door, nor did she bother to try and see what might've followed her where she was just in case.</i>
<i>Though one could see a part of the place that the door revealed, going in would make one look at what seemed to be a place that had seemed to be long since abandoned. It was pretty, and old, the sky was clear as day despite the fact that it was clearly different before. The stone walls that had grown moss and some flowers around it suggest that the place would be an abandoned temple, with a vibe that was suggest that this place seemed to be the relic of some type of past-life, whomever it would be.</i>
<i>In a random park which everybody forgot the name of were hundreds of different people just hanging out and having fun. There were lots of things to do...probably.</i>
<i>Couples having a picnic, people snapping pictures for aesthetic blogs, douchetubers making a fake video for an audience they didn't lose, it was pretty cool I guess.</i>
<i>Somehow, you stumbled across this establishment and it's painfully average, but it's not like you can't enjoy being in it. Maybe.</i>
<spoiler>Ooc: You can do anything, but just know that I might find a way to bullshit myself into whatever you're doing.</spoiler>
It's been 2 years since the trailer for the custom character had dropped, (see video:)
So, uh, happy birthday to them.
Also, thanks Sonic Forces for being a Sonic game half-decent enough to get me back into the Sonic fandom.