You really should have considered the fact that Wade does not possess a Mikio-level tolerance for alcohol before blindly voting for the get smashed option. Not that either one leads to anything bad mind you, just that you might not get what you expected next time.
[X]Soul vs. Oni vs. Shinigami, who will last the longest?
"You're on. Where's this going to take place?" This form might have arms, but I don't think the owners of whatever tavern we're going to won't appreciate a dragon getting drunk and trashing the place worse than a bunch of rabid fairies.
"A place I happen to sell my excess brew to, we'll get a discount and it'll attract more customers for the store owner." Yuugi leads the way while Komachi and I follow. The place she has in mind is a modest-looking tavern that's situated in the town square that happens to smell strongly of alcohol. The current smell is probably some sort of concentrated brew only an Oni, the dead, or gods could drink safely and even then only in relatively small amounts. Of course, that begs the question of how I know that little factoid. "'Ey barkeep, we're gonna have a little drinking contest, could ya set us up with the usual?"
"It's Raiden, not barkeep. Anyways, what's this little contest for? Your latest conquest?" Raiden? Nah, can't be. Skin's not red enough and he happens to be wearing too much. Besides, what's a god of thunder and lighting doing underground?
"More like a meeting of old friends and an invite. Hasn't turned into a conquest yet but unless this one-" Yuugi points to me with her thumb. "-has a freakish tolerance for our stuff it'll probably turn into one."
"Heh. Good luck to you kid, only a handful have outdrank Yuugi without cheating, and no offence, but you don't look like you can hold your alcohol all that well." 'Raiden' sets out a medium sized barrel with multiple spouts along the bottom rim that are a perfect height for a typical tankard. "All set up for the first few minutes. I'll be getting the next ready and I'll expect the tab to be picked up by whoever once you all recover."
"First one who wakes up pays the tab?" Yuugi looks to Komachi with a confident smirk. They must have done this before.
"First to wake, first to pay rule. Anything for the winner?" Komachi grabs her tankard and fills it to the brim, while Yuugi and I follow suit not too long afterwards.
"Winner gets to do what she wants to the losers." By 'she', Yuugi must mean herself because even Komachi's confidence faltered for a second there. "Ready? Get smashed!"
'Raiden' had some time before he had to replace the barrel so it's obvious where the growing crowd of spectators came from. Either that or the brew being brought out is a special kind only used for these kinds of drinking games. Regardless, we had company and I'm already at the point where I stopped caring. All that mattered right now was using my fighting spirit to kick reason to the curb and pierce the heavens- no wait, wrong context, uhh, hell, I can't think of anything right now other than use my spiritness to increase my alcohol tolerance so I can win. None of us showed any sign of slowing down, and we would do anything particulary interesting for the next few minutes. That's when the barkeep decided to give us each our own barrel to work with so he'd have a bit more time to sit down.
"Thousand yen on the human!"
"That's a sucker's bet, thousand for him to outdrink the shinigami!"
"Five thousand on the shinigami!"
"Ten thousand on Yuugi!"
"What kind of wimp picks the easy choice? Same value, but on the human!"
"Your funeral little lady."
Wait, 'little lady'? Sounds like Kikuri's voice in that second to last one. Eh, I'll talk to her later when I'm not so busy and drunk. Next on the agenda is to forego the tankard and just drink straight out of the tap, which earns a round of applause since I'm downing a whole damn barrel in one go.
"That kid's insane!"
"Niiiiiice, cute and crazy."
"Those three are going to drink my entire stock before they're done..."
"Nyahahahaha! Don't worry gramps, I'll keep 'em from running out!"
"Coming from you that's slightly worrying."
"Thousand yen says short stuff's liquor knocks them all out in one go!"
Yuugi's also keeping pace with me while Komachi's going with the slow but steady route. I'm starting to wonder if this is won by consuming the most within a time limit, who's left standing, or if the barrels are counted after we're all knocked out. Eh, I lost track anyways so what does it matter? Let's just skip forward a bit to the next interesting bit.
"Is that kid human, or is he some kind of youkai?"
"Suika, do me a favor and go grab some of Yuugi's stock. I'm not getting drunk out of stock before the day's done. And let me know how many you bring in so I know not to count it in the bill."
"You got it!"
Things that bother you never bother me I feel happy and fine, haha! Living in the sunlight, loving in the moonlight, having a wonderful tiiiiiiime~ I don't live alot I don't need alot coffee's only a diiiime, living in the sunlight loving in the moonlight having a wonderful tiiiiiime~ Hmmhmhmmmhmhmhm, hmhmhmmmhmhmhmm, hmmhmhmhmhmmhhmmmm...
"Wade, are you feeling alright?" I put my hand to Wade's forehead to check for a fever or something, because he's acting rather strange. "I admit I was wrong about your voice, but you should tone down on the Weird Al before Ran pitches a fit."
"Why wood why thank this?" He sounds... drunk. It's not normal by any stretch of the imagination, but I find it more amusing to sit here and watch him do whatever it is he's doing than help. It's not like he's going to hurt himself~
"Lady Yukari, who's singing Weird Al, and why are the lyrics butchered so horribly?" My cute little Shikigami walks in to ask about the situation just like I thought she would.
"Butchered? I thought it was an improvement. I certainly underestimated his voice though, he carries such a nice tune when drunk~" Wade doesn't even notice the gaphax I'm using on him to keep him out of trouble right now, which makes me wonder what his spirit half is doing to cause this. After all, what else could cause such a sudden change?
"He could use some lessons from the Prismrivers." I should probably get my boyfriend to switch gears to something else before Ran tries to muffle him with her tails or something, suffocation is bad when you can't open a gap to breathe through.
A quick rap on the head seems to be enough to make him sing something else, this time it's 'Sailing to Philadelphea'. ...I'm going to have to smack him again fairly soon, the pace is absolutely annoying. "I think we'll have to get him to sing while sober first before we go sending him over. I think sending him drunk to the Prismrivers, who have all expressed some level of interest in him, especially Merlin, would result either in him doing something untoward to them or them to him. I wouldn't mind watching the results of the latter though~"
"Would it kill you to stop being perverted for five seconds?" Ran looks about ready to leave the room from the particular song.
"I figure I'll suffer a seizure or something if I don't, maybe have an explosive orgasm or have milk shoot out my breasts in a lethal fashion. That would be a rather nasty mess~" Yes, turn that wonderful shade of red Ran~ Oooh, now I'm getting all worked up~ "Also, the ritual failed. The only thing I didn't have them try was actual connection between bodies, but since Wade technically lacks a soul it won't make an ounce of difference if we do it now."
"I see, so it'll have to be the day after next?" Ran's having to let Nari recover seeing as it was still rather exhausting for both parties to try so many contract rituals in one go. I didn't enjoy shouldering my shikigami with a task I'd rather take on myself (and maybe gain another shikigami on the side) but Wade's enough of a handful as it is. What to do...~
[X]Sober him up myself. Boring but some things are more fun to do to a sober person than a drunk.
-[X]Have my way with him afterwards~
-[X]See about setting up something with with my friends for later...~
-[X]Get him to sing, I'd like to know just how good he is.
-[X]What to do~
[X]This is actually pretty amusing, so I'm just going to sit here and watch. And make him change songs.
If you can't tell who you're playing as right now, I will track you down and put my foot up your ass for being so dense.