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[Selections A and C have concluded in a draw]

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[Recalculating…]

Discuss with Keiji and Alice

 

“Say, Keiji,” you told the policeman, hesitantly presenting him your idea with a head nudge towards Alice’s direction. “In my opinion, I really don’t have anything to tell you, nor do I have anything that would interest you, but I’m willing to talk. But I also want to trade a bit with Alice, so why don’t you come with? Is that alright with you, Joe?”

Joe raised his eyebrows, widening his eyes. “You’re asking me?”

“Your fate is now tied to me, right?” you told him, tentatively bumping a fist against his shoulder. “You get a say in negotiations. It’s only fair.”

“𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐢𝐦? 𝐇𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐢𝐦.”

Your tongue ran under the edges of your teeth nervously. Focusing on controlling all your muscles, you willed your eyes not to give any of your anxious ticks away. There was a ball of lead forming just beyond your throat, refusing to budge like a bone you accidentally swallowed. The pits of your stomach felt empty, like you were floating up and away, your center of gravity suddenly nonexistent.

“Not really… you’re the one risking your life in attractions just for me,” the brunette denied, shaking his head. “I’m the one who hasn’t done anything. I’m the one who's just been riding on your coattails this whole time.”

“Still, I want your input,” you insisted, not budging from your choice. “Do you support my decision?”

“𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭?”

The boy put a hand on his chin, squeezing his eyes shut with a hum. “Uh…” Joe proceeded to scratch the back of his head.

 

[Joe Tazuna is contemplating your decision]

[Joe | 75%]

[Joe Tazuna is observing the people of your choice]

[Joe Tazuna agrees]

 

“Sure, but… I don’t really like that blonde guy,” he whispered, his gaze indiscreetly darting back and forth from you to the policeman. “Let’s not talk to him for too long.”

“Well, I’m fine with that,” you told him quietly, giving him a reassuring smile in order not to worry him. He shouldn’t be concerned for you with the situation he was in.

‘Honestly, I don’t really want to talk to Keiji either. But if there’s a way for me to somehow tell him I’m not his enemy, it’s now,’ you thought, reminding yourself not to give the policeman any obvious tells. The tension began to bleed from your shoulders as they sagged into a naturally slack form. ‘But, he’s against Sou who I have a bargain with later. I’m going to have to use a red herring.’

“Hey Alice,” you called out to the male who acknowledged you with a grunt. “I’ll talk to you in a sec. Just let me have a little chat with Keiji here.”

You saw that Joe was bowing apologetically to Reko, who just glared at you and turned heel. Your eyebrows furrowed in confusion at the woman’s behavior; her being unusually hostile towards you. Reko stormed off with your eyes lingering on her figure, an unknown feeling bubbling in the pits of your stomach and clogging the expanse of your throat. Your vision blurred for a second, flashing like a broken reel, sending your mind tumbling from nausea. Regaining your composure, you steadied your breathing and proceeded to grind down your teeth as a form of concentration. Turning towards Keiji, you unknowingly gave him a tentative smile. He put you way too much on edge.

“Hey,” you said, nodding at him while saying so. “So you wanted to know if I knew anything useful, right?”

The male reciprocated your smile with an easygoing smirk. “Yep. We could use some more info around these parts. You seem pretty insightful and wise to Sara and I. We really need as much information as possible.” He smiled. “Please. We need your help.”

‘If that were true, you would’ve sent Sara instead of yourself,’ you thought, nodding at his words as if you understood his logic. ‘He came by himself, it seems. There has to be a way to escape Keiji’s watchful eyes. It’s easier to be truthful, as nothing beats the truth. However, I’ll have to sidestep some of the important things.’

“Well, I guess you want to know if I found anything useful that night,” you told the man, tilting your head to the side. “Nothing useful. I was in the corridor down that way. All that’s there is rubble and some passages. That night I found nothing. But I did explore there earlier yesterday and found some separate rooms. They seemed relatively normal, however, there is one concern I have.”

“What’s that?” Keiji asked, his chin tilting upwards. The lilt in his voice contained curiosity.

“There seems to be some rooms over there with this heavy atmosphere,” you told him, nudging your head towards the hall of rubble. “Something tells me something bad happened there.”

‘The bad feeling I got and Kanna’s phone being in there… Kanna mentioned her sister and there were two beds,’ you thought, thinking about your discoveries yesterday. ‘That must’ve been Kanna’s First Trial room.’

“I think someone died there, but I’m not sure as we’re unaware where all the First Trials took place,” you continued as if you weren’t thinking about something else, the man nodding. “Other than that, nothing useful. When I left, that’s when I heard a crash. I thought it came from the meditation room, but there was nothing there when I checked. That’s when I ran into you.”

“That all?” Keiji asked, raising his eyebrows, like he was expecting more from you.

Alice coughed, frowning at Keiji for prolonging his chat with you as the policeman mouthed an apology to the inmate.

You hummed pensively, seeing Alice’s impatience as a sign to end the conversation quickly. “Well, there is one place of interest… I saw Sara and Reko go somewhere over there yesterday.” You pointed. “I was going to investigate, but I decided to hold it off until later.”

‘Pretentious jerk,’ you cursed in your head, your head throbbing and the lump in your throat persisting.

“I see…” the blonde mused to himself, his eyes looking as if they glowed while he devoured this piece of information he was unaware of. “Thanks, Y/N.” He began to walk away while waving. “See you around.”

 

[Keiji +5% | ?%]

 

‘As genteel as ever, always trying to look so polite,’ you thought, narrowing your eyes at the man’s back.

“Geez, he gives me bad vibes,” Joe muttered, rubbing his arms as you briefly smiled amusedly at the boy’s voiced thoughts. “Anyway, I talked to Alice for a bit and he wants to talk and trade.”

“That’s cool with me,” you told Joe, walking over to Alice and sitting in the chair adjacent to the older male. “Hey, Alice.”

“Y/N L/N,” Alice said upon your arrival, holding his hand out to you with a confident grin. “Let’s trade 20 for 20. Surely that’s enough to capture your interest, is it not?”

“I’m up for any trade,” you told the man, pulling out your wallet. The two of you traded as you hesitantly looked up from your pouch at the male. “Did… you want to talk?”

“I’m… conflicted,” the rainbow haired male admitted, wringing his hands worriedly. “Reko seems much more distant than before. You witnessed that foolish spectacle I displayed that day. The truth was that I was just in an emotional turmoil and you seemed to have misunderstood my anger, thinking it was directed at you. I was simply furious with myself, that's all.” He rubbed a chain from the ball still attached to his leg, a rattle of metal clinking against one another providing a harmonious symphony. “I wanted to clear up that misunderstanding.”

“You’re not going to talk to Reko anymore?” you asked, your brows creasing as you were perplexed at his sentiment. “You’re just going to let her go?”

“She doesn’t desire my forgiveness,” Alice uttered quietly, clasping his hands together which he placed his forehead on. “I fear if I pursue such a route I may cause her to hate me even more. And I’ve already caused her and my family enough pain.”

‘...is it even my place to convince him otherwise?’ you thought, thinking about your relationship with the man. ‘Do I even have a say in something like this? I…’

“ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴄᴀɴ ʏᴏᴜ ᴇᴠᴇɴ ᴅᴏ?”

“𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬.”

Your vision pulsed again, sending your head reeling from all the ache. You bit back a hiss, your teeth slightly grinding on one another as you recomposed yourself. Steadily breathing, you thought through your options and weighed the costs.

 

[Alice stats- 60%]

[Calculating…]

 

‘No,’ you told yourself, looking away from Alice. You had no right to speak on his behalf. And the chances of you aggravating him were high. You didn’t want to give him the wrong advice either. However, there was just something that you couldn’t let go.

‘But I still should…’

“You’re so clingy,” she commented, her gaze skipping over you as if you were that insignificant in her gaze. “Does it matter that he doesn’t spend one day with you?

...it wasn’t any of your business.

“ᴀꜱ ᴄᴏʟᴅʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴇᴅ ᴀꜱ ᴇᴠᴇʀ.”

“You should talk to her,” a voice said, causing both you and Alice to snap up towards the voice. Your head flinched and turned towards Joe, who had his arms crossed, his face thoughtful. “I mean… we’re stuck in this killing game and all. There’s no telling who could die.” Joe nodded. “You and I are kinda the same. I have friends here who I don’t even remember! So I’m gonna do my best to help everyone out and try to remember before it’s too late! They’re my friends. I owe them that. You should at least try to talk to Reko… er, she’s your sister right? I gotta imagine that it’d be painful for you to separate yourself from her like that.”

“...I see. Joe Tazuna,”  He smiled, his eyes skewed shut. “You’ve told me something moving. Mwahaha, I'll keep it in the back of my mind.” His only visible eye opened and darted towards you. “I’m glad to see your spirits have lifted a little. Your friends seem to make your friendly side emerge.”

You smiled, about to speak when you took in his words one more time. Some more memories began to resurface, leaving a bitter taste on your tongue.

Your eyebrows creased as you gave him a strained smile. “I’m glad.”

Alice said as he placed his hands on his knees in order to stand. “I’ll get going, time never stops, after all.”

“See you around,” Joe told the male as Alice walked off to his room.

You smiled and put a hand on Joe’s shoulder. “Hey, you did good.”

The boy rubbed the back of his neck. “Really? I just told him what I thought.”

“You’re way more keen and understanding than you think,” you told him earnestly as you looked towards the ruined corridor where you last saw Sou. Looking back at Joe, you smiled. “So. What do you want to do?”

“I was thinking about going to Safalin to see if she had anything to help regain my memories,” Joe replied, pointing towards the medical office. “She had a memory erasing thing, but she said she would look for more things later. I’ll see you back here, is that okay?”

You nodded. “Definitely. I’ll see you around.”

 

[Joe +10% | 85%]

 

You watched as he walked off and for the first time since the beginning of the negotiation, you let out a huge sigh. The stuffiness in your throat swelled down a bit and your muscles almost gave out as you stumbled. However, it wasn’t over yet and you couldn’t just let yourself fall to the floor; you had to talk to Sou. Making your way into the ruined hallway, you could see Sou hunched over on the ground as he poked through some crevices created by the walls and large miscellaneous pieces of rock. His figure visibly perked up at your arrival, signaling that he noticed your presence as he stood to face you.

“...I have something for you,” you told him, your voice causing the atmosphere to thicken to discomforting levels. You were having difficulty breathing once more as you repeated a silent mantra to yourself, unspoken.

“Hey,” he said quietly, smiling at you timidly. He kept up his act, everything he did seemed so well put together. Times like these were when you had a hard time reading him. “Should we… go talk elsewhere?”

There was an itch present at the base of your neck, sending uncomfortable tingles to the sinews of your muscles as you nodded. Miraculously, you managed to inhale quietly to clear up the stuffiness in your lungs as you gestured forward.

“Let’s go so we aren’t interrupted,” you told the man, walking past him. “Then we’ll talk.”

Let’s go somewhere else so we aren’t watched.

The two of you began to walk forwards, the quiet sound of your footsteps synchronized at one point unbeknownst to either of you. At some point, Sou had taken the lead and led you to a room with two beds, the same one where you had discovered the phone before. The door was left open and you were silently grateful, since there was a stifling air in this room that you didn’t like.

“I have something for you,” you told him, reaching into your hoodie pockets and pulling out the item to be bargained. “It’s a phone I found. Right in this very room. All the apps are deleted and there’s no service. Miraculously, they managed to remove everything useful except for a notepad.” You showed him the blank notepad.

Sou scrutinized the screen from a distance you ensure was kept between the two of you if he were to lunge forward and make off with the phone. “Why a notepad?”

“There was something written on it, but it was suspicious,” you told him, shaking the phone in your grasp. “It was a threat to Kanna, but I erased it.”

Hoh ?” Sou inquired as he stepped back to observe you from afar, as if he stood at a high vantage point. “What did it say?”

“Nothing important, but it was fake anyhow seeing that it was punctuation and line breaks,” you said, letting down your hand so the phone swayed in your grasp at your side. “If she were on the brink of death, there’s no way it would be so detailed to such an extent.”

The teal haired man was silent, a hand clasped over his mouth as he stared at the ground. He glanced back up. “Why did you decide to trade? Even when I haven’t shown you your item yet?”

“I’m showing this to you because I’m proving I have something important,” you told Sou while pocketing the phone. “Also, this phone doesn’t hold importance to me or Kanna, who was the one meant to discover this device. What are you handing over to me?”

Sou hummed. “Well actually, very funny story. I finished an attraction yesterday and I became really thirsty afterward.”

“...what does this have to do with anything?” you asked, a coil in your stomach that was as heavy as iron began to sink down in your gut.

“So I went to the Medical Office,” Sou rambled on, his posture relaxed but his eyes calculating as he surveyed your figure. “And I asked for a cup of water. And when I did, Safalin accidentally spilled it because a certain someone suddenly startled in their sleep.”

‘Sleep…?’

“𝐈 𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐦.”

You’re the one who stole my headphones?” you asked, your voice smaller than you intended for it to come out. Your head spun, wildly blurring your vision and throwing your center of balance aside.

“I didn’t,” Sou told you firmly, causing you to stiffen at his tone in voice. “I told you, Safalin spilled water. They got on your headphones. And I told Safalin to inspect and repair them. She didn’t tell you at my discretion.”

“Why couldn’t you have told me…?!” you asked hoarsely, the high pitch in your tone catching you both off guard. “I mean… Sou, you…!” You let out a strained laugh. “You had me so… worried …!”

You knew you were upset. And even though you knew Sou was probably at fault, you felt a little bad lashing out at him. However, you just couldn’t stop all the emotions coursing through you. It hurt.

‘Couldn’t he have just told me? Why did I spend all that time stressing out over them?! Hahaha… don’t tell me it was--’

“It wasn’t intentional,” Sou told you, as if reading your mind, causing you to twitch.

“𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨𝐨 𝐨𝐛𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬. 𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭.’

The teal haired man sighed as he ran a hand through his bangs. “I didn’t want you to know that I accidentally broke them.”

Your hands covered your face as you could feel your knees weakening. You needed to shut your eyes for a moment or you would pass out from the sudden events that were hitting you like a truck. Too much… your vision was dancing with colors back and forth so violently. You swallowed down a choked sob, not wanting to express weakness. The air grew heavier and your mood felt like it had plummeted. You let out a sigh and removed your hands.

‘At least… I know where they are now. It’s not my fault that I lost them. It was just… spilled water…’

“...alright. We should go retrieve what’s mine and I’ll hand over the phone,” you told the man, steadying your breathing for what felt like the millionth time that day. “Do you have my headphones?”

“Safalin is giving them back to me soon,” Sou answered, rubbing the edge of his scarf. “Let’s meet back in the hallway after another round of attractions and negotiations, shall we?”

You nodded. “Alright. It’s a deal.”

There was a brief moment of silence where you could hear Sou tapping his foot, your heartbeat, and a scraping sound from where you presumed the others were doing attractions.

Sou was quiet for a moment when he spoke, his eyes eerily empty. “Say, where did you find that phone anyway?”

“𝐈𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐢𝐦. 𝐈𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞, 𝐢𝐭'𝐥𝐥 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬."

“If you must know, I found it here yesterday,” you informed him, gesturing towards the room itself. “I told you: it was a trap meant for Kanna--”

“--in order to make her despair,” Sou muttered to himself, his eyes focused on something far away. His expression didn’t put you at ease; appeared cold and frightening. 

‘Whatever floats your boat,’ you thought grimly, eyeing the male.

“Based on what you plan is,” you told the job hopper, your hands scrunching in your hoodie pocket. “I assume you’re going to give this to Kanna as a keepsake of her sister?”

Sou looked away. “I suppose.”

“...you’re not going to hurt her, are you?” you asked, your expression serious. “If you do, I’ll--”

I’m not ,” Sou insisted, his gaze steely enough for you to hold back.

“Your words are so contrived I have no idea,” you chuckled drily with a hint of bitterness.

Sou just grinned after a few seconds. “Glad to hear it.”

The man shrugged as the two of you parted ways, him leaving the corridor as you stayed.

 

[Sou +5% | ?%]

 

‘I’ll sit down for a bit,’ you thought, walking into the lobby and resting there for a few minutes.

 The next attraction would be the last for today since you had started attractions earlier this morning.

‘I spent way too much time talking to everyone,’ you thought drily. After resting, you stood up and began to walk into the corridor. ‘I should look at these challenges--’ 

You heard a startle from the entrance of the corridor. Turning, you saw Q-taro breathless and panting, his face oddly pale. His eyes darted elsewhere, as if his mind was preoccupied about something or someone else.

“Hey, Q-taro,” you greeted quietly, waving the man over. “Do you want to do an attraction--?”

“Sure…!” the large male exclaimed as he rushed to your side, his smile oddly strained. “So, you wanna do th’ arm wrestling?”

You nodded, although you hadn’t even looked at any of the attractions in his hallway yet. You weren’t against him choosing anyway. You barely caught a glimpse of the rules and nodded at the large male.

 

Arm Wrestling- Press the button when the power gauge is full to throw down the opponent's arm. Defeat the three dolls to win. Clear Chips: 2

 

“Seems simple enough,” Q-taro commented as he began to walk briskly inside. You hastily followed after him, your knees almost giving out from exhaustion.

“But I don’t really understand what the button mashing is,” you told the man as the two of you proceeded down the long hallway to where the challenge was.

‘Something’s up,’ you thought, eyeing the larger male from behind. ‘But I neither have the time nor energy to ask. It looks like he wants to take his mind off of it anyways.’

There sat some sort of red creature etched with darker veins with a head that seemed to be overflowing. Bandages were wrapped around its head, concealing its face except for one eye that seemed to stare back out at nothing. It sat at a table, hand stretched out, waiting for a challenge. On the other side, was an empty chair and a contraption where one was probably to put their arm in. Looking at the wires, it was connected to a button and a meter that another person was supposed to press.

“I’m guessing this is the button masher,” you remarked, observing the contraption. “Alright, since you’re physically stronger you should go and get hooked up to the machine. I’ll work the button.”

Q-taro gave you a thumbs up and a strange smile that looked slightly less confident than usual. He walked over to the strange machine to strap his arm in and sat down. You walked over to the button masher and watched as Q-taro linked hands with the strange creature. Immediately, the button glowed and the meter began to move in and out of a red zone (where you assumed where you had to mash the button whenever the meter entered that zone). You began to pace a tempo in your head based on how the meter moved, pressing the button that lightly moved side to side.

“The machine is givin’ me good support!” Q-taro exclaimed as he clenched his hand hard around the creature’s. “Keep it up!”

The meter stopped and suddenly the button said the words “MASH”, so you repeatedly slammed the button over and over.

“URAHHH!” Q-taro exclaimed as he slammed the other arm down onto the table.

You watched as the creature released Q-taro’s hand and the floor underneath it opened for it to fall under and disappear out of sight. Q-taro let out a string of curses mixed with confusion as the ceiling above opened and another creature with three stone heads and a red body dropped down in a chair. Q-taro put his arm back up again and linked hands. You stared at the meter which had a smaller red zone this time. You began to stare at the meter that quickly shot up and down while keeping a hand idle directly on top of the button that moved. Whenever you saw that the meter reached the red zone, you pressed down on where your hand was. You glanced up and down at Q-taro who was winning, and focused on your task at hand. When you finally finished and saw the word “MASH”, you began to repeatedly press down as fast as you could.

“YESS!” another bellow erupted from the man as another slam was heard from the table. Again, the creature was dropped through the floor, and another one came through the ceiling.

This one had a more imposing aura, intimidating you with its appearance of black that oozed onto red, its face masked with welded metal parts, and a screw through the side of its head that caused blood to run down its face. You swallowed and stared at the unbelievably small red zone and the moving button. The tempo was fast enough already, the zone was so small. You pressed down when you thought the zone was in the correct area, but the yelp from Q-taro stated otherwise. Steeling yourself, you focused once more and pressed. Based on Q-taro’s reaction, you made it in time.

‘Pace yourself, pace yourself,’ you thought as you pressed down again.

Okay, you were safe again. You focused once more as you pressed down, wincing to see that you just barely missed the red zone while hearing a grunt from Q-taro. Focusing again, you pressed and saw that you hit the zone correctly. You pressed again, hearing nothing from Q-taro. Then you pressed once more, a bead of sweat rolling down the side of your cheek, as the words “MASH” appeared once more. You slammed the button so many times that your hand grew red and the creature disappeared through the floor.

You quietly exhaled, calming your breathing as Q-taro removed himself from the contraption. Beside you, a box with two Clear Chips popped up as you took one and handed the other to Q-taro.

“Here,” you told him as he took the item. “Thanks.”

“It’s alright,” the male said as he pocketed the Clear Chip. He wiped his brow. “I was worried for a sec though.”

“Haha, sorry about that,” you apologized as the two of you walked back out into the ruined corridor.

“Nothin’ to worry about,” Q-taro reassured as the two of you entered the lobby.

 

Day 3 | Night

 

You could see Joe eyeing Keiji, talking to him a little while Keiji looked perfectly at ease. Beside you, you could sense Q-taro stiffen.

“Ah, Y/N!” Joe exclaimed as he bound towards you with a glass of water. “Here!”

“Thanks,” you said, taking the water and guzzling it down.

You looked at Keiji who seemed to be staring at you weirdly. You averted your eyes and looked elsewhere.

“Hey, Q-taro we need to talk about something in private,” Keiji said, calling over Q-taro who seemed to be in a bad situation. “It’s important.”

“Right…” Q-taro mumbled as he followed the blonde.

You stared after the two who walked towards the monitor room with a solemn look on both their faces.

‘They look so serious. I wonder what they’re talking about.’

“It looks like it’s just the two of us,” Joe stated, plopping down onto a chair. “Should we wait? We only have a few other tokens, after all.”

You nodded, stretching your arms. “Mhm. Agreed.”

“Hey,” a voice called out and you saw Sou, who had just left the Medical Office with a grin. There was an obvious bulge in his jacket’s inner pocket.

You began to stand up when Nao and Professor Mishima walked in, waving at you. The two walked up to you amicably.

“Miss Y/N,” Mishima stated, putting out a hand. “How about we do a three way trade of 20 between us three? It will benefit us all.” Nao nodded eagerly behind the professor.

“How about we talk, Y/N? I’ll give you ten of my tokens to boot,” Sou piped up, causing Nao to shrink away from him. “Afterwards, we can skip straight to business.”

It seemed that Sou was obviously very unpopular with most of the people here based on Mishima and Nao’s wary looks directed at him. You opened your mouth to speak when Reko walked in and waved.

“Hey, Y/N,” she called bluntly, you looked at Nao who seemed to be strangely laser-focused on Reko. You shifted your attention back to Reko whose stare was a bit empty. “Let’s do a trade of 20.”

“What do we do?” Joe whispered, hovering over your shoulder.

 

 

A. Trade with Reko

B. Trade with Mishima and Nao

C. Talk and Trade with Sou

 

 

Stats:

Sara- 100%

Joe- 85%

Reko- 65%

Nao- 80%

Keiji- ? [+5%]

Kanna- 90%

Sou- ? [+10%]

Alice- 60%

Q-taro- 70%

Mishima- 80%

Gin- 100%

 

Guilt Meter- 68%

 

Me-Tokens- 60

Other Tokens- 40