Main story's end will be here soon~ Then there's all the postgame stuff to do. Hopefully I won't have to worry about being unable to write with any sort of reliability in a month's time or so.
Okay, long story short: My dad's been out of work for well over a year and we're running out of money. If I suddenly stop writing for an extended period of time it's not because I dropped the story, it's because I'm unable to continue writing. Which is why I've been in such a rush to get the main story done.
That, however, will not stop me from writing or cause me to wallow in self pity.
[X]See if Reimu and Suika are alright, and maybe help them wash some of the blood off before we go.
[X]Head down the hole first since I'm in a better form to deal with vampires.
-[X]And since she's a vampire, she'd have a vampire's weaknesses. Change on of your arms into the Light Beam. - MP2 Echoes
First of all, I should check on the red white, now mostly red, who had I failed would probably have been raped at the absolute minimum judging from how frisky one of the clones was being with her.
"Reimu, are you okay?" Maybe it sounds stupid, but out of the three of us she came out of it the worst so it's only natural I check on her first right?
My first response was Reimu spitting out blood, which considering the fact that she didn't get hurt physically meant that it wasn't hers, but it was still unnerving. "Do I really look that bad?"
"Yes, actually." Where's a hose when you need one? Or some kind of blood removing solvent, because that would go a long way twoards making this less creepy.
"Think I'm going to live doc?" Reimu sits up and looks me straight in the eye with an amused smile on her face.
"I don't know, I might have to take you to Eientei before we continue, you look like you could keel over with all the blood you're spitting out." I reach out to give the miko a hand up, which she readily accepts before slipping in a puddle of blood and causing the both of us to fall to the ground. "Ah, sorry about that."
"What're you apologising for?" The miko helps me up this time, and our little moment is broken up by the diminutive oni.
"Heeeeey, you better be careful Reimu, Yukari's layed claim to the boy already." Suika also helps out by gathering the loose blood off Reimu's clothes, as well as mine, before tossing the newest orb of blood back into the lake.
"Don't remind me. I get the feeling Yukari might just move into the shrine for good if Wade keeps everything in his soul that he has now." Reimu then examines the hole in the ground, and apparently noticed the Kurumi shaped impact on the side of the wall. "Wade, did you do this?"
"I then kicked her down there, why?" How did I manage to forget that I'm still Dark Samus? Meh, it's not that important.
"Well, out of the two options it I guess this seemed better at the time." The miko's standing right on the edge looking down into what might as well be a bottomless pit.
"Eh, I wouldn't worry 'bout it too much. There's no blood down in the border of dream and reality is there?" Suika had also decided to look down the hole, but from the looks of it it was more to decide whether she was going to jump first.
"I seriously doubt it, not unless Gengetsu or Mugetsu wanted it. If Kurumi still wants to fight it'll have to be with her own inherent power rather than the ability to manipulate blood." Reimu almost springs up, but I actively hold her back. "What?"
"I think I should go first, I have a better form for dealing with vampires than either of you right at the moment." That earned me a quizzical look from Reimu since she's probably better equipped to deal with vampires. "She can't suck blood that isn't there, and this form has pretty high defense."
"Or maybe you just want to earn some points with Reimu." Suika decided to tease me a little over the fact that I was opting to dive into a potentially dangerous situation ahead of someone who could probably kick Kurumi's ass in a matter of seconds.
"I'm not going to respond to that." It does strike me as a good idea to recall vampire weaknesses, specifically the one regarding light. After all, the Light Beam's powerful enough to set stuff on fire so I can only imagine what it'll do to a vampire. That does of course require a form change since Dark Samus only uses Phazon to attack its foes, so the first order of buisness is to turn Dark Samus into the Phazon Suit, which oddly enough I could feel both my body inside the suit and the me that is the suit protecting me. Talk about paradoxes. After that, I set the current beam to the Light Beam, and jump down the hole with Reimu and Suika following me moments later.
"First of all, this wasn't what I expected." For some reason the three of us are now falling down what looks like an elevator shaft lit by luminescent rings every seven feet or so with no apparent bottom in sight.
"I guess I can't really blame you, I didn't know what to expect either. Though why flight failed on us just now is beyond me." Reimu was more or less taking this in stride a few feet above me. "No sign of the vampire either, which is either good or bad. I'm not sure which."
"Ehh, I just wish this would stop. It's kind of boring if nothing happens." Suika was preforming all sorts of airial antics to ease the boredom.
"Suika, don't jinx it..." Reimu put her palm to her face upon hearing Suika's comment.
"Too late." I aim the Light Beam downwards at the vampire speeding up to meet us, letting loose a charge shot which not only knocked her back down but set her on fire for a few seconds.
"Cut that out you ass, I'm getting out of here! I don't care about killing you and stealing the shrine maiden anymore!" True to her word Kurumi then shot twoard the exit.
The lights faded as the elevator shaft bottomed out into the familiar open space I've visited a few times before. Though I don't recall the moon being there before, or the endless field of flowers hundreds of feet beneath us. Now that I find myself able to fly again I'm able to admire the beauty without wondering how I'm going to stop myself from becoming a pancake.
"Oh? The Hakurei shrine maiden and Wade?" Fortunately Mugetsu finds us first, since I get the impression she's the more reasonable sister to deal with, and I like the concept of everyone being reasonable. "And someone I don't recognize, who're you?"
"The name's Suika, what's yours?" Suika took a swig out of her gourd after asking that.
"My name is Mugetsu, it's nice to meet you. But that doesn't answer why the three of you are here in the flesh, especially when big sis is in such a foul mood right now." Mugetsu's not bothering with anything fancy, but I get the impression we're moving anyway.
"Does it have anything to do with this guy right here?" The miko points to me, which makes me wonder how much research or interrogation she did to get the facts. Or whether this was all intuition speaking.
"I'm afraid so, I'm not sure if she'll listen to reason right now." Mugetsu then looked the three of us over. "Not unless you're here to remove Wade's presence from this realm?"
"That's part of it. Suika, do what you need to to get all the fragments out of here in one go." Reimu turns to the oni and gets her started on her part of the job.
"Sure thing." Suika then takes a hold of my left hand. "This is going to feel weird, but this'll be the fastest way to do it."
"I trust you not to do anything that would damage me. Go ahead." I give a redundant go ahead and feel myself lose form as I'm turned into an orb.
Suika then starts spinning me around as fast as she can which causes countless tiny pieces to start adding themselves to the whole. I could feel every part reintegrate with my body, and with it numerous memeories, skills, and feelings. They all started flooding my mind and I'm caught up in a malestrom of color, scent, taste, sound, and texture for minutes on end. But now I'm starting to feel guilty about a fair few things, such as accepting being a part of the Prismriver's band, promising Youmu a proper rematch, the person I took to last years harvest festival, dueling Suwako more times than I care to count... All that was coming back. It was no longer as if I had read it out of someone else's picture ablum but rather that I had experienced it all myself. I even remembered who did this to me to begin with...
Once I manage to get it under control I find myself lying on my back looking up at the crescent moon with the cross overlay, or at least I think that's my back I'm lying on, I'm not sure I've even taken a form yet.
The one thing that does catch my attention is the seemingly endless, horribly complex patterns of energy bullets, so much so that I seem to have forgotten all concept of just how dangerous it is so I can go weave in and out of it for fun while my mind clears up.
I think I can hear enraged yelling, and I think that the bullets are being directed at me now, but why would anyone do that? Am I interrupting a duel? I heard that makes people annoyed if you do that.
Except I can feel anger coming from someone being directed at me. Someone doesn't like me much, but for the life of me I can't think of why.
A thick laser knocks be back to my senses, letting the malestrom of memories die down to the point where I can actualy understand what's going on. And why the hell did I think it's a good idea to linger in a duel between a miko with divine guidance and a dream entity who acts as a god to this world?
I didn't need anyone to tell me what just happened. Reimu went ahead and started dueling Gengetsu, either because the miko jumped the gun or because Gengetsu decided to attack regardless of who it is so long as it isn't her sister, and I just floated up her like a big bullseye. A perfect target for Gengetsu's rage.
[X]Try talking to her, I gathered myself up so what's the big deal?
[X]There's no other option, shoot back!
[X]I have eleven spellcards, and at this point I could probably make use of all of them.
[X]Transformation is my strength.
-[X]Choose your own option! (Specify)
Olga Flow is the final boss of Phantasy Star Online episode two, and has two forms, the first being a flight form and the second a more humaniod form. I recomend you look this one up on youtube because I don't think I could describe it properly.
Wizeman is the final boss of NiGHTS into Dreams and NiGHTS Journey of Dreams. It is the ruler and creator of Nightmare, meaning he's capable of altering dream space to his every whim. Mind you, Gengetsu will retaliate in kind.
These are far from your only options, so I not only encourage thinking of other forms that I haven't considered, but also write ins as well. This is the last boss after all so don't feel restricted about what forms you can take since I'm only providing examples. Just keep in mind that just because it looks cool does not mean it'll win in combat.