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Post  Oda Taichi on Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:50 am

Kita Tsukiko

As Kita stepped away from the staff member, heeding the staff members advice to check the arcade across the way it felt like something was missed. But with that appreciative response and a quick wave closed the door on that opportunity forever as the staff member returned deeper into his place of work before disappearing. But the world wasn't some linear narrative that the path stopped there, no matter how good you were there would always be traces left behind. It all depends on the person who is seeking to find that path and how open they were to the world.

And in this busy shopping centre where numerous of students were rushing about the sound of footsteps was often loud. But was it enough to cover the feeling and sound of plastic being stepped on and slightly cracking as Kita walked towards the other arcade? If so what she would see was those two photo booths, once was empty and the other seemed to be still in use. Either one could be what she was looking for, but it seems this wouldn't be so straightforward.

Ario & Amizo

Sometimes the right action would be doing nothing at all and not be protesting their actions was akin to doing nothing to their deplorable behaviour. Nothing happened to Oda yet, and it wasn't even sure he was ready for it. Though he had this usual habit of opening and close his hands like he was warming up his muscles.

Either way and somehow the one disguised as Amizo had managed to wade through, this little situation that could've seen a fight break out. And so without much changing, they soon would find themselves closer to Joseph's cafe. But there was a problem. Oda knew that even his different dress sense wouldn't fool Junko. So if he really was in the cafe he should be careful about approaching it and so he shouldn't be in the lead. But because he was short-sighted, distance objects without his glasses was blurred and while he can make out the cafe from the colours of its signs; spotting Junko before he gets seen was a different story..

"Boyyy, my shoelace is untied." Oda said which was a blatant lie, but he moved fast enough at least for the skill-out members not to notice. Though they made slight comments it wasn't anything too bad as those who were walking by his side stopped as the guy with Minako moved past as they reached cafe. Oda clearly intended to use Minako's charms to distract the gazes from himself.

And as he followed them making sure to stay a bit behind Minako, the boy with her showed her towards were a large guy with blonde straight hair was sitting with three other lads. They seem to be hanging out and in such a manner that they screamed outcasts.

"Junko, do you know these people?" The one with Minako said as the large guy with blonde straight hair reacted he wore no school uniform but something casual. He didn't seem threatening at the moment but just a gaze of pure confusion. "Not really, but what did she want from me?" Junko asked which confirmed Oda's plan to stay out of sight worked. But clearly this wouldn't last and he couldn't just tell Minako what to do next, yet they never really thought this entirely through. They probably didn't expect to find him this easy and so whatever happened next solely rested on Minako's shoulders.
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Post  Kita Tsukiko on Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:22 pm

As Kita walked away, the sound of crunching plastic barely got her attention. The arcade was loud with bustling kids, but there was something about the sound that stood out. It didn't sound like a cup or wrapper being crushed underfoot. She turned around and looked around before she saw something in the middle of the center. She walked over to it, weaving quickly past passersby, before kneeling down and picked it up. After staring at what was left of pancaked plastic, Kita realized it looked strangely enough like a pager. Like the one that was handed to Tsuru before they split up. "Goddamnit, Tsuru. Now's not the time to be playing hide and seek..."

She stood up and looked around, trying to find the booth Tsuru was investigating before. If he was suddenly gone, then that meant that she had to pick up after him and test one last booth before moving on to the other arcade. Besides, maybe something will be there with which she could guess where he went. Eventually she found what looked like the right booth with the currents opened. It looked normal enough, but the fact that it had been empty since they got to the arcade seemed a little odd. So, she stepped inside and closed the curtains before actually trying out the machine. But nothing happened cause it looked like it was out of power. "Piece of crap." Shaking her head, she stepped out and took a look around. If the problem is fixable, she needed to get it done as soon as possible. At this point, she was wasting time just standing there.
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Post  Kuramoto Minako on Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:07 pm

Minako continued to walk towards the cafe, so apparently her comment rendered her would be assailant speechless. That was a plus, as was Oda suddenly being closer to her, no wait behind her. Oh crud. She was taking the lead again, this really wasn't following their earlier plans. She was supposed to sit back as he took the lead. He was more experienced in these matters after all! At the sight of the impending Cafe, Mina felt her pulse quicken and her breath became more rapid. They made it this far, with a lot of luck. This was going to get trickier than ever. One wrong move, and it could spell disaster.

So they had finally found Junko, or the man who claimed to be him. And he confirmed that he didn't know them. Crap, crap, crap! What was she to do? How should she handle this?

A brief moment passed, and she decided to once again go with her gut. Minako huffed in annoyance as she shrugged out of the blonde guy's arm. "She has a name, and can speak for herself." Mina took a few tentative steps towards Junko. "My name is Amizo, and I believe we have some business to discuss." She glanced behind her, annoyed that the brute was still hovering behind her. "Preferably in private." She turned her body slightly, so that her side was facing Junko. She kept him in her line of sight out of the corner of her eye. Unconsciously she folded her arms in front of her, feeding that annoyed status she previously had conjured up.

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Re: [SS] The Ballad of the Oddities

Post  Oda Taichi on Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:29 am

Kita Tsukiko

There was no warning signs, or any indication to explain why there is no power. However, it didn't take long after a quick observation that the plug was connected. It seems someone had unplugged that machine from the nearby building pillar. But it wasn't something that seemed to be done on purpose, the gap between the plug on the pillar and the machine was wide enough for anyone to pass through.

And people seemed to tend to squeeze through any small gap even if it means cutting travel time. Sure it was a simple and somewhat petty thing, but people always tend to seek the quickest route naturally, so it wasn't farfetched. And it had looked like the plug came out upon someone stepping on the wire so replugging it should solve the problem.

While nothing had happened so far, it seems the other machine had its curtain's closed all this time as well. Had someone been in there all this time? That would require closer inspection.

Ario & Amizo

"Preferably in private."

Those words sealed what would happen next, mainly because Junko seemed worried that this stranger claimed to have business with him yet he knew nothing about it. Was she sent by someone he knew? The truth yeah, but not exactly someone he would consider a friend.

"Sure, let's take this a bit less public," Junko said as those with him begun to grab the one known as Amizo and started to lead her outside the fire exit into the alleyway forcefully. And just before the door was closed, she would see Oda being surrounded by the three lads who brought them here. What would happen to him was unknown as the fire exit closed on Minako.

Isolated and confronted by three lads, one of them being Junko pushed her forward into the alleyway before speaking to the girl disguised as Amizo.

"So who sent you? Was it Haru? Riku? And what do they want? What business?" Junko seemed to have started panicking, his emotions seemed to be in flux and were a clear sign he had been under the effect of that music.


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Re: [SS] The Ballad of the Oddities

Post  Kuramoto Minako on Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:30 pm

Minako watched in horror as she was ushered away from Oda. She had hoped that in private meant that she and Oda would work as a team. Perhaps alone with Junko, alas this was not going according to plan. Nervously she bit her lip, as they pushed her through the door. However, she couldn't show this weakness. Not now. As quickly as the panic rose, the facade of disinterest came back to her. Yes, her pulse was rapid and it felt as if she was going to pass out. However, this was bigger than just herself. The fate of others depended upon her. She couldn't fail!

When Junko thrust her into the alleyway, she stumbled catching her balance. "You know, it wouldn't kill you to treat a lady gently." She retorted with a small hair flip, a playful annoyance coloring her voice. "Sheesh, you really ought to relax."

Yeah, that was advice she really needed to take herself. What was she supposed to tell him. She didn't know those people, nor which ones were deemed friend or foe. So being vague got them this far, perhaps it could work again? Perhaps she could even play a bit off of the bad blood between Espers and Skill-Out.

"Who sent me doesn't matter. It is the matter of my visit that is of utmost importance." Minako crossed an arm over her chest as she pointed at Junko with her right hand. "Rumor has it that someone has it out for you. Espers, specifically." A small grin played at the corners of her mouth. "There is a rumor that there is something interfering with Espers in the city. Music that is causing them to become angry until a sudden burst of violence." At this point Mina lowered her hand and kept her eyes locked onto Junko's. She didn't dare look at the others with him, she would lose her nerve.

"It wouldn't be the first time the upper level administration of Academy City have tried to cover their tracks by using us as fodder." She raised an eyebrow, hopefully adding some dramatic effect to her little speech. "A conspiracy. They're somehow using something to frame us, and if you've got ears everywhere like you claim. You have to know where it is at, or at least some hunch of where to look."

Again Minako crossed her arms, trying to look defiant rather than petulant. "It's about time someone stops them, and I'm not going to let them abuse us level Zeros anymore."

Well, lets hope a potential conspiracy theory would be enough to drive Junko to divulge and secrets he knows. Minako thought to herself, as her pulse began to quicken once again.

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Re: [SS] The Ballad of the Oddities

Post  Kita Tsukiko on Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:17 am

Upon a quick scan, Kita saw that the machine was just unplugged. She walked over and plugged it back in, looking back at the machine and giving a quick eye roll and head shake. "I swear, if that was the only problem..." She looked around before returning to the machine, sitting inside, and closing the curtains behind her as a small precaution. Taking a deep breath, she pulled out her phone and headphones again before switching back to the radio station.

"Power's plugged in, and I didn't see anything that was glaring, so maybe this will work this time around." Part of her wish that it didn't though. The less that she had to listen to the station's potentially maddening song the better. With that in mind, however, she braced herself and pushed play.
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Post  Oda Taichi on Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:34 am

Kita Tsukiko

The machine had turned on, and the options appeared, but upon playing that music, something had changed. A corruption message occurred, the strange inaudible sound reacted to the music, and the effect occurred like it has numerous times.

But it wasn't the usual anger reaction that often showed up by playing this music. A sense of panic overcame Kita, and without warning, she ran out of the photo booth as if something was chasing her before disappearing into the crowds. Despite the busy surroundings, only one who was genuinely watching, the same girl who had watched Tsuru and a smile while seeing Kita run away. Turning to her phone, she sent a simple message.

"We only need one more!"

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Back at the restaurant, Junko was listening to Minako as inside Oda had to leave it. He didn't want to create a scene in the restaurant and left while being followed by two of Junko's friends who had remained with him. The street outside was very busy and noisy, which in Oda's mind was a good thing. Anything that could happen like the playing of the music would be limited in effectiveness. From what he understand so far that the power only works on certain sound waves, this being the music being played. But what he didn't understand was the involvement of the broken machine? Either way, he was coming up to the alleyway which was blocked by a metal fence, but that wasn't an issue as he turned he saw Minako being confronted by Junko and his crew.

At that same time, Junko's phone chimed and checked to see that he got a message. With a smile, the panic expression faded instantly as activates a radio app on his phone.

"That's a lovely story about a citywide conspiracy. But to be honest with you its only about a girl who wants people too only listen and I love her for it."

Junko said as he was about to play the music, Oda rattled the fence, creating as much noise as possible before shouting towards Junko.

"JUNKOOOOOO!" Oda roared with anger as the music begun playing, the colliding soundwaves from everything in that alleyway, the anger in the Judgement member's voice, the anger in Junko from seeing Oda and the distance stare in Minako's eyes. The music engulfed the alleyway as Oda went on a rampage against Junko's thugs, the music finally had taken them all.

And so the concert begins...

Chapter 3
The curtain rises..

When under the effect of the music it can feel like you lost control. That someone else was on the wheel of your actions. You're not entirely aware of what you do at that moment, and you do it as if it feels like a routine. And for Minako that's how it felt, she doesn't entirely remember when she got here, but she knew she had to come.

Where was she? It was a massive hall filled with many students, drinking, socialising with each other and seemed to be having a great time. In some way, this felt like one big party being thrown. The large table on the far left was full of food and beverages. At the end was a stage with a mic, it seems some performance would soon be played and besides it was a door to the backstage.

Within the crowd, there was a Tokiwadai student who looked standoffish, some individuals who would belong with Junko's crew, girl sobbing on her own near the beverages and some high schoolers having a good time.

Finally, there was clear exit sign behind at an outside door. No one was guarding it, so they were free to go, but what would Minako do now that she was at the concert.


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Post  Kuramoto Minako on Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:37 pm

Minako's first thought was that she must have fallen asleep somehow. One minute she was talking with someone, then the next she was here. Wherever here was. She brought a hand up to her forehead and took a deep breath. Focus. What did she remember?

She remembered the mission, so to speak. Tsuru and Kita had teamed up as she and Oda had. They looked for a Skill-Out member named Junko, whom may or may not have had information to the strange occurrences. She closed her eyes, as Junko's final words echoed within her brain. He did know what was going on. The a soft melodic sound enraptured her senses, as if she had fallen into a slumber. Then she was here.

"Oda..." Mina said softly as she looked around the room. "Junko..." she spat the name as she continued to scan her surroundings. She didn't see either of them, yet. So either they were in the crowd, or being kept safely somewhere nearby. Minako lowered her hand and shuffled nervously. She was alone, and in this situation. It was a scary prospect, as she had gotten used to having someone near to comfort her. She couldn't think of that now. She was used to being a loner at Tokiwadai. She needed to gather more information, but who should she encounter first? Her first instinct was the Tokiwadai girl, as they shared that common bond. However, her heart told her to approach the girl sobbing.

Minako worked her way through the crowd until she was near the crying girl.

"Um... Excuse... me." Mina said softly, suddenly aware of how ridiculous she looked. "Are you... okay? What... happened?"

Perhaps this girl had some answers.

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Post  Oda Taichi on Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:03 am

It was a simple question to answer, but the girl looked at Minako unable to respond straight away. What happened here wasn't something devastating that require action, it was the simple and possibly unavoidable damage this secret concert had caused. There was more than one broken machine that caused varied reactions to all those who attempted to reach here. But the sheer possibility that one had stumbled on this without realising the purpose wasn't impossible. And what happened here was just that, just the same experience Minko had felt coming here this girl had also experienced it.

And that in itself when you don't know what was going on is scary.

But there was more to it.

"I don't know where I am.. and ... he got angry for no reason. And hes.."

This young girl was crying over not only the confusion; but that a boy she had known suddenly turned hostile abruptly against her and while she was harmed it was shocking. And to make matters worse that boy was also here and avoiding the girl maybe out of shame. But to her, it had felt like she was abandoned. And while she tried to explain this to Minako she pointed out the boy in the corner near the table of snacks and beverages. He also seemed to be in middle school and look confused slightly but still managed to interact with others.

No matter how you look at it, it seemed like he had abandoned her in this situation. Meanwhile as this gos on the Tokiwadai girl in the room moved towards the stage and the door next to it leading to the back.
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Post  Kuramoto Minako on Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:31 pm

So, apparently the crying girl didn't have any real answers as well. All she could do was make out a boy, having done something to the girl. Fury boiled within her stomach, as Minako watched the boy, confused but otherwise alright. No, this wasn't his fault. Something else was going on here.

"Its..." What, was she going to say it was okay, because it wasn't. "It wasn't... him. The music... it did something to us." Mina murmured softly, as her eyes continued to scan the room. "Trust me, he is as confused as you are."

Minako placed a hand gently upon the upset girl's shoulder. "Go, talk to him. I know it is scary, but he doesn't know what he did. You shouldn't be alone, none of us should." Mina's eyes followed the Tokiwadai girl across the room and into the door. "Tell him what happened, and why you are scared. You will need a friend during this... confusing time." Mina tried to give the girl a reassuring smile, as she dropped her hand down to her side. Minako slowly backed away, and tried to work her way across the crowd. Laughter, cheers, and chatter filled the air as she weaved in and out of people.

Finally, she had reached the stage. She placed a hand upon it, using it to guide her towards the door. She had to get back there, and really find out what was going on. It was funny, all that stood between her now was a simple door. As her hand touched the cool metal of the doorknob, fear bubbled up within her. She wished that Oda was here, or Tsuru and Kita. She felt so alone. No, she had to do this.

With a new resolve she turned the handle and pushed on the door, hoping that it would finally lead her to some answers.

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Post  Oda Taichi on Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:49 pm

There were unintended consequences to this concert and the mysterious music surrounding the urban legend. The situation with the crying girl was one of confusion and misunderstanding; stumbling into the concert, they were thrown into a situation that brought up many questions. There was no threat to one's life or any sense of danger just the confusion which can be scary in itself. And with Minako's advice, the fog of confusion started to clear at least regarding what was happening.

So after wiping her tears away, she gave a determined looked towards Minako before heading towards the boy in question. The look on his face as she approached was amusing, and as Minako approached that door, she could hear the argument that would follow mostly about how he made her feel insecure.

But that wasn't important for Minako at this moment; when she opened that door to the backstage, she would see something amusing.

The very least she would find one of her friends.

As the first thing she saw was the elephant in the room, there on the sofa was Tsuru laying on a girl's lap getting his ears cleaned. He seemed somewhat at peace, comfortable and the girl whose lap he was laying on was that Tokiwadai girl from earlier. Her hair was long and ginger, who also had big round amber eyes.

"Oh oh? This is truly embarrassing that you caught me in this private moment." the girl said who seemed to be treating Tsuru like a cute pet.
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Minako strode into the room, two confident steps before she felt as if she had been punched in the gut. A sharp intake of breath was all she could muster at this moment. Who was this girl? Why was Tsuru with her? Why was he putty in her palms? Above all, why was he so comfortable having her touch him?! Tsuru basically jumped out of his skin whenever Minako was around. Then again, how much did she truly know Tsuru they had only met just this afternoon.

"I... I see that." Minako recovered herself long enough to take in this Tokiwadai girl. She didn't look familiar to her, however she didn't know every student at the academy. Mina resisted the urge to wrap her arms around herself, but she kept her eyes locked upon this girl. Strangely enough, this red haired girl seemed to be the only one that had her senses about her. That had to be a sign... right?

Minako's eyes narrowed slightly, as she stared at the girl, daring not to look at the Tsuru puddle within her lap. "Who are you? What are you doing here?" This time Mina couldn't help herself as she pointed at the girl "And furthermore, why are we here?"

For one usually at a loss for words, Minako felt a surge of adrenaline coursing through her veins. She could hear her own heart beating rapidly within her ears. Keep calm, and watch everything, she told herself. Yes she needed to remember to follow her intuition, it got her this far.

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