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827536 No. 827536 ID: 0cf890

The moon shines silently down on an old dusty path through what seems to be an ordinary bamboo forest. A small stream leading to a pond, accompanied by the sound of frogs and crickets are all that break the otherwise perfect silence. You awaken slowly. But who exactly are you? What are you doing in the middle of the woods?
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No. 830850 ID: 0cf890
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830850

Naomi: "Thank you for lighting my shrine down there! It is so far, and most travelers these days just ignore it. Everyone donated and lit it when I first built it."

Naomi: "Oh. And thanks for the food and sake too."

What a weird chick. You know a few tanukis. They are usually heavy eaters and drinkers, and some are supposed to be magic, but you have never seen that.
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No. 830856 ID: 9c1f3f
830856

Ask her what she did with your stuff and see if she has your jade coin. You need that to investigate her shinanigens
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No. 830866 ID: a633c6

I didn't donate that, and you took more than just my food...I wouldn't mind sharing, though.

Lets see how she handles her sake.
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No. 830913 ID: 0cf890
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830913

"I didn't donate that food you know. That was my dinner... I guess I can share."

Naomi just smiles and shrugs

You: "So what are you doing here?"

Naomi: "I'm the priestess here. In charge of the shrines and stuff!"

You: "Ah. Well... Where is my stuff?"
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No. 830914 ID: 0cf890
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830914

Naomi: "Well right behind you!"

You spin around and find all your things set up back on the rock. Minus the food you prepared, and half the sake bottle. You check through your bag to make everything is there, and you feel it all is, except for your jade coin.

Oh boy, how to you approach this. Though this might be a good chance.
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No. 830922 ID: be0718

Seduce the tanuki before you retrieve the jade coin.
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No. 830938 ID: 91ee5f

"No, that's not all of it. I'm still missing something."
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No. 830939 ID: be0718

>>830938
Companionship, clearly.
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No. 830964 ID: deec6e

(Ugh, millennials.)

If she really wanted to steal from you or hurt you, she wouldn't have returned (most) of your stuff. Perhaps she thinks she's teaching you a lesson (hah!) by taking your food and your most valuable trinket, given that you just hopped into her sacred spring without as much as a by-your-leave.

Might just want to grin and bear her attitude since she does appear to have... something strange going on. Magic tanuki powers? Well, hey, if she's magical, maybe she knows what's up with your jade coin. Which she appears to have taken.

Uh, just play it cool for now. In fact, while you're rooting through your bag, set aside some more food and a modest offering of coin and sake, whatever's appropriate for a temple visit and then some (3 silver?). Don't comment on it. Just put it aside.

"Name's Saito... and this might sound like a weird question, but do you know anything about magical jade coins, Naomi? I found one recently that said 'Peace, Future' on one side, and 'Sacred Secret' on the other. Helped me a lift a curse on the village of Tsut down the road. Seemed like a handy item to have."
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No. 830981 ID: 9876c4

I showed you my fundoshi answer me
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No. 831025 ID: 0cf890
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831025

You decide that this tanuki is obviously trying to run one by you for getting in her spring. You take a deep breath and put on one of your agreeable faces. From there you spin back around with a gleam in your eye.

You: "It's no problem then. After all, just harmless pranks spice up life.

Naomi: "That's what I am saying! Its so boring being around here without a way to blow off steam like that!"

Your eye twitches.

Naomi: "So what do you think you are doing here anyways?"

You: "Just trying to find myself some rest after all. Been a tough couple of days. The name is Yoshida, but you can call me Saito."

Naomi: "Saito eh? Well nice to meet you!"
She smiles in a cheeky, you raise your eyebrows.

You: "Say, Naomi, do you know much about magic jade? Specifically a magic jade coin with the words 'sacred secret' and 'Peace, Future' on it?"
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No. 831026 ID: 0cf890
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831026

Naomi: "Oh a jade coin? Do you mean like THIS?!"

With a quick motion of her fingers she brings the coin out and holds it out in the two of them.

Yeah, she has it, and is definitely trying to pull one over you. She scoots closer to you through the warm water and is near enough to grab it.

Naomi: "This thing is pretty special you know!"
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No. 831030 ID: 9c1f3f

Grab the coin and tell her you'd like to know more about her and the coin
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No. 831035 ID: 32d29a

Squeeze her breasts again and state "Not as special as you" while shes distracted by that then go for the coin.
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No. 831040 ID: b90cbe

Just grab the coin, make sure to hold it tight in case she tries to pull off some tanuki trickery
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No. 831047 ID: 9ba917

Just take the coin. If you want to tap that nuki, you will probably want to do it inside anyways, so see if you can move the conversation towards her shrine.

After tugging the coin out of her hand that is
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No. 831051 ID: 2b3198

>>831035
This. You can never go wrong with boobs and she seems to be ok with having some fun. And if we're lucky, she may squeeze something of yours in return hehehe..
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No. 831052 ID: 2ed453

I don't know man, her cheeky levels are pretty high. Im down for railing the tanuki girl, but we don't know anything about the coin yet so we should get it back. Best not to dally, take the coin now, squeeze later.
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No. 831053 ID: 0cf890
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831053

Man, Naomi here is really asking for a pinch or something. All you wanted to do was relax after a few hard days and forget about that ogre that probably ate Kisumi if she did not kill it or something.

You: "Calm down a bit, you're cute but you can't just overdo the trickster part!"

You compromise between your urges to go full deviant on her, or just take the coin back, and apply an equally cheeky pinch while grabbing the coin.

Naomi: "Hey! WAIT!"

She seems to not let go which begins to annoy you.
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No. 831054 ID: 0cf890
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831054

Man, this girl just does not want to let go.

Naomi: "Wait! Wait! Don't do th- uh oh."

That did not sound good. You see the jade stone coin begins vibrating, the vibrant colors of it becoming more so. The words on the coin becoming more brightly notable. 'Sacred Secret. Future, Peace'

What does it mean? An orb of energy begins to form in the eye of the coin. Suddenly it becomes very hot, painfully so.

What do you do?
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No. 831055 ID: deec6e

>>831053

Well, alright... maybe you should let the girl who seems to know something about your magic coin talk about your magic coin some more?

If she had any intention of taking it, she just could have ran off the moment she got it. Let it go... for now.
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No. 831056 ID: 56a397

Just drop it, something seems off about this whole coin deal. Suspiciously so.

Also don't want to burn our fingers. We need those
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No. 831061 ID: 2b3198

I guess the coin doesn't like people fighting.

You know what's the opposite of fighting? Love! So you should pull the tanuki girl close and kiss her~

Actually, a kiss could be considered a symbol of something that's "sacred", "secret" and which represents both "future" and "peace". At least that's the theory.
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No. 831072 ID: 0cf890
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831072

With a sharp yelp, you drop the coin, and it looks like Naomi had the same idea.

*Plop*

It drops into the water of the sacred spring.

Naomi falls into a panic.

Naomi: "That's not good"

Welp.
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No. 831073 ID: 0cf890
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831073

There is a sudden flash of green light. The words run through your mind.

Future
Peace
Sacred Secret

To which do you cling to
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No. 831074 ID: 66e189

Future! Deciding the power of the coin is a cool idea
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No. 831075 ID: 3abd97

Sacred secret
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No. 831076 ID: 91ee5f

>>831073
I wonder why there's an eye in the bottom right corner?

>To which do you cling to?
Sacred Secret seems interesting so let's cling to that.
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No. 831077 ID: de8056

Future! Lets see what happens next.
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No. 831078 ID: be0718

Seeeeecreeeeet!
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No. 831079 ID: 2b3198

All of those are too abstract and could mean pretty much anything.

I would exclude "future" since you aren't the type to usually care about that. Living for the moment, thinking on the fly and only care so much to see tomorrow.
I would also exclude "peace", since you're a ronin and a samurai. Being able to wield your sword is one of your passions, even if you'd prefer not to use it on any living person.

This leaves me to choose "sacred secret".
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No. 831084 ID: 6403b4

Future. Lets see those space tiddies
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No. 831097 ID: 0cf890
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831097

rolled 2 = 2

Your mind swirls. The more the words pass over your vision, the less think you can cling to one.

You live in the now, its your way of life to never think of things long term. The way of the warrior is to be in the now.

Peace is a nice idea, but in practice is just too boring for the likes of you

Sacred Secrets are things unknown, and what you don't know never hurt you.

Future and Sacred Secrets are the only words filling your mind now. You reach out and grab one.
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No. 831101 ID: 0cf890
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831101

Tap-tap-tap

You are hard at work. What are you doing, who are you?
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No. 831103 ID: bd08df

You are Kiyoshi Tsumori. A slightly depressed office worker, who's only thing going for him is his work and he really needs the promotion coming up.
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No. 831104 ID: 91ee5f

You are Ian Moone.

You are currently pretending to work, hoping your boss doesn't catch you playing an online game, where you've named your character Saito Issen Yoshida, who is a cat samurai ronin.
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No. 831106 ID: be0718

You're a programmer for an online MMO. You haven't left your cubicle in three days. You've slept maybe four hours in that time. Send help.
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No. 831107 ID: 2c99d0

>>831103
This sounds neat
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No. 831109 ID: a633c6

Ian lo, student currently skipping a language class because you know it already.
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No. 831113 ID: 2b3198

You are Sachihiro Ito, a student during day, and an amateur hacker going by the codename 'Saito' at night. And right now it's the night, which means you're working hard to hack into a company that specializes in virtual reality equipment and games. After all, some equipment that you ordered from them recently has been malfunctioning.
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No. 831127 ID: 0cf890
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831127

You are Kiyoshi Tsumori. A programmer who has been working as an office worker here for the past five years. No one notices you, except when they need work done for them.

You wake up every morning at 7 to commute to work in the city, and stay there until the wee hours. Sometimes you have been known to stay overnight. You have not had a girlfriend, and the last friends you had outside of work were back in highschool.

You earn a modest wage, and you get sunday off, but sometimes you end up working then as well. You work so much you even had to quit playing your favorite MMO. Age of Barbaria

You despise your life

You have grown unsatisfied with your work. You need to get the upcoming promotion that would lead you out of this office and lead a team of your own. Higher pay, less hours. Your boss announced that the position will become available in a month and they will make the announcement for who gets it then.

You have been working. Programming for three straight days, and have barely slept at all. You can't sleep though, if you don't prove yourself for this, and can't leave this dead end office job, you will probably kill yourself.

Suddenly you hear a voice behind you. You jump out of your skin.

Mr. Kiato: "Workin' hard there, or hardly workin', eh, uh, Mori?"

You: "Yes sir, err I mean no sir, uh!"

Mr. Kiato: "I'm just pulling your leg. Say, I know you are busy with that project, but Keme is taking some time off. Could you take over her project too?"

You: "Y-yes sir. I'll get right on that..."

Mr. Kiato gives you finger guns before strolling off to the center of the office. Chatting with one of the secretaries.

God. More work?

You sigh, then hear Mr. Kiato start speaking again, but addressing the whole office floor.
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No. 831131 ID: 0cf890
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831131

Mr. Kiato: "I know I said I would be announcing the position for the replacement in our west Tokyo office in a couple more weeks, but I've decided. I looked over the files for all the candidates, and I settled."

He glances at your line of cubicles, then the rest of the room.

Mr. Kiato: "It's someone with fantastic skill. Head of their class. They have only been here a couple years, but I feel they have proved themselves time and time again."

Your body shakes. You have never missed a single deadline or a single day or work in five years.

Mr. Kiato: "Really. They are the only suitable replacement for good ol' Yoshi, newly retired."

Your boss takes a deep breath and pulls from his jacket pocket a fancy looking watch.
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No. 831133 ID: 0cf890
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831133

Mr. Kiato: "Congratulations, Ashitari!"

The office fills with applause and people congratulating Ashitari. You can only hit your head against your keyboard. Your soul is crushed.

Thats when your neighboring cubicle partner Ken steps up to your side with a fresh mug of coffee and takes a sip.

Ken: "Man, that really sucks. Ashitari has not even been working here half as long as you, and you work three times as hard as anyone I have ever seen."

You: "Thanks, Ken."

Ken: "Hey, don't worry dude. Those positions should open up. There will be more chances!"

You: "Yeah, every 30 years or so when the last guy retires."

Ken: "Well, still. I was planning on going out tonight. Wanna come? I know you have that project you are working on, but why not take the night off after work? Grab a beer."

Really, you have a lot of work to do now. Part of you wants to throw yourself off the top of the highrise, the other part wants to just keep finishing this stuff.

What do you do
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No. 831136 ID: be0718

"Projects, now." Code monkey needs drink, badly.
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No. 831137 ID: a633c6

fuck work, acquire alcohol.
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No. 831143 ID: 2b3198

Go out. Take the red pill.
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No. 831172 ID: ae9b99

please keep working.
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No. 831195 ID: 746c33

Threaten to quit. Put your current project on a flash drive and confront your boss. It would be very bad for the company to have two projects be stopped at the same time and you are obviously the best gopher they could ask for. Raise and less hours or train another employee that can't do half the shit you can.
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No. 831196 ID: 91ee5f

>>831195
>Put your current project on a flash drive
What're we gonna do with that, threaten to sell it to a rival company?
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No. 831197 ID: 746c33

>>831196
In the event of them spitting in our face I don't wanna lose something we worked hard and long on, even if we get fired we could finish it at home and sell it or even possibly use it to get a new job
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No. 831199 ID: 4d790d

>>831133
You're one of the unfortunate "too good to promote": Your boss wants you here doing programming work, not trying to manage time and resources for projects.
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No. 831200 ID: 4d790d

At least he didn't summon you personally in his office to tell you that, like Ed Bighead's boss did.
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No. 831231 ID: b9b4da

Climbing to the top of a highrise sounds like work. You have enough work to do. Maybe your coworker's on to something, some alcohol would help you tackle this project.
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No. 831233 ID: 0cf890
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831233

>Threaten to quit
Oh man, you can't do something like that. Even if you could manage to convince them, it might not be worth the risk. You have school debts to pay, and...

Well you don't know if you could talk to Mr. Kiato like that. Maybe you can work up the courage after a couple drinks and try it another time.

You turn to Ken and nod.

You: "Alright Ken. I'll go."

Ken: "Perfect! It will be fun, we can grab a ride after work."
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No. 831234 ID: 0cf890
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831234

After work, you grab your stuff, but just in case, partly because you are worried something might be lost, you make a copy of your current project. Including the one that was just assigned to you, and save it onto a thumb drive which you slide into your wallet for safe keeping. Then you meet up with Ken.
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No. 831235 ID: 0cf890
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831235

This is the first time since you started working here that you have actually gone out with someone else after work. Normally you would just take the train home.

Ken leads you through the streets and you two catch a ride to his favorite small bar. Good food and beer for cheap he said.

When you see it, you could see why it might be cheap. Its pretty much a whole in the wall. The inside is dimly lit and a little smokey, but it seems nice enough.

How would you like to spend this evening of drinking.
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No. 831238 ID: ecdd61

Stay until they kick you out! Who cares, just try NOT thinking about killing yourself.
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No. 831241 ID: 9876c4

2 beers, then onto something stronger. And dem yakitoris.
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No. 831243 ID: b9b4da

A drinking game. Every time the sportsball team misses, take a drink!
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No. 831246 ID: 2b3198

>How would you like to spend this evening of drinking.
Preferably with a girl. What are the chances an office worker girl in the same situation as you finds herself drinking here?
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No. 831251 ID: 0cf890
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831251

You enter the bar and find yourself sitting down with Ken, who quickly flags down the waitress and orders the two of you beers.

Ken: "So, Tsumori, how's life been? Outside the office I mean."

That question sorta throws you off your groove. You could have just said 'busy with all the work' but he said OUTSIDE of work.
You scratch your head.

You: "Nothing. I have nothing going on, Ken."

Ken: "Oh, come on Tsumori."

You: ...

Ken: "Oh, you're serious. Well, tell you what man. You are out today, so that's something. Make the most of every chance at free time! Its what I do!"

He sort of makes sense.
The beers arrive, and you thank the waitress.

Ken: "Don't stress over the guys at work. Screw the whole lot of them."

He lifts his beer to toast, and you return it.
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No. 831252 ID: 0cf890
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831252

The two of you spend a bit chatting, and you begin to feel a bit better. Maybe drowning in the bay sounds less appealing. The two of you order a second round, and get half way through when all of the sudden Ken gets a phone call.

Ken: "Really? I'm out with a friend right now."

...

Ken: "Are you sure? It's sort of important on this end too..." He glances at you.

...

Ken takes a breath and hangs up. He looks at you with an almost worried expression.

Ken: "I'm sorry Tsumori, my mother is calling me home. She says my brother is out of cash and needs a ride from the airport."

Before you get much of a chance to respond, he stands up, finishes his drink, leaving a couple bills to pay for his, and heads for the exit. He turns at the last moment.

Ken: "Don't focus on work tonight. Grab another drink, and something to eat. The noodles here are probably the best in the whole world." He smiles before leaving.

You sit alone at your table. The rest of the building suddenly feels a whole lot emptier.

What do you do now?
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No. 831253 ID: 205cb0

Consider the pros and cons of throwing yourself in front of the train
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No. 831262 ID: 9876c4

It's time for yakitori and self-pity.
And either sake or the World's Saddest pina colada.
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No. 831263 ID: eaa493

Well, what Ken said is not wrong. You are already here, so thats half the battle. Next, spend the whole night drinking and eating and forget your pain. Let [future] self deal with it
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No. 831270 ID: 2b3198

Order some noodles and look around. Maybe there's someone here who would look interesting. If not, and if nothing else grabs your attention, then leave and go for a walk.
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No. 831275 ID: 92b598

Drink until they kick you out! Then go out for a walk through the city and eventually find your way home.
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No. 831279 ID: 0cf890
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831279

>consider the pros and cons of throwing yourself in front of a train
You probably would not do it like that. You are too polite to make anyone late to go home or work for your sake.

But you decide, once and for all that Ken was right. Screw those guys at work. They could not see your potential, but you have loads of it. You have just been spending all of your time, even your free time, being not much better off than a slave.

You order a bowl of their noodles, yakitori, and sake, and another beer. You glance around, and see the bar is mostly empty save for a few people who seem to be on name basis with the servers. Regulars you assume.

You vow to enjoy the night, so help you.
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No. 831280 ID: 0cf890
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831280

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No. 831282 ID: 0cf890
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831282

Its near closing time and the server stirs you from your depressed stupor. You have spent the last half of your stay hating your life.

The first half was alright, you conversed with some of the other patrons, mostly office workers and dockworkers. Apparently your trip with Ken took you near the sea side of the city.
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No. 831284 ID: 0cf890
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831284

You pay your bill with a wad of cash and slowly stumble over past the door. You are the last one out and they close the door behind you.

The last train departed an hour ago, and you think you are clear across town from your apartment. You have no friends, and you don't know what you could do. You could begin taking a walk through town you suppose.
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No. 831285 ID: a633c6

Go out and look at the ocean, as long as you're here.
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No. 831287 ID: a8b3ad

Take a walk through town and find a park. Strolling through parks is usually a fun time.
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No. 831295 ID: 2b3198

In this case, one would normally call a cab. But I feel a relaxing walk would do you just fine here. What's the worst that can happen!
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No. 831315 ID: eda54c

>>831284
you better run all the way home mother trucker
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No. 831316 ID: 0cf890
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831316

You decide that you can make it home pretty much any time with a cab, so might as well take a walk. As you step through the city streets, it seems much quieter than your part of town. At every time of night you would hear the rolling or cars or people talking in the apartments around yours, but here its just a distant city hum.

You eventually come across a city park on your path towards the sea, and you decide to have a detour. You feel a little bit like some kind of fantasy character. Being able to make decisions of what to do, as you go along. Living minute by minute.
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No. 831318 ID: 0cf890
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831318

You decide to rest for a minute and sit down on a park bench. The night air is comfortable, and you silently consider your life so far.

Average childhood, top of your class in high school, graduated college, could not find work for ages until you found your current job.

That's where you are, but you feel its just a dead end.

You glance around at the trees and plants. How much simpler life would be if you were born another time.
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No. 831320 ID: 0cf890
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831320

That is when you looked up and saw a stranger smoking a cigarette. He carries a bag over his shoulder and wears a patched jacket.

"Boy, you sure look like you are in a sorry state. What's your problem?"

He talks sorta gravely, like you would expect a smoker to.

What do you say?
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No. 831323 ID: eda54c

"I'm still breathing, help a stranger breathe less by lending a cigarette?"
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No. 831327 ID: 2c1085

Tell him you are just thinking about things and needed some peace so you came out here. Ask him what's going on with him too
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No. 831334 ID: 2b3198

Tell him that the stress of being an office worker and planning your life is bearing down on you. Ask him if he's got any advice.
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No. 831340 ID: 8d4593

I work too hard because I'm a pushover.
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No. 831342 ID: a633c6

Tell him nobody respects your time. You've lived your life by the book, and all you've got for it is walked on and passed over.
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No. 831456 ID: 0cf890
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831456

You sigh. Guess opening up to a stranger is better than nothing.

You: "I'm still breathing, help a stranger breathe less by lending a cigarette?"

You don't really smoke, but it might help even your nerves.

The stranger chuckles and takes a seat next to you, pulling out a busted box with maybe three cigarettes left. He sparks one for you.

You: "I feel like I have been tread on all my life. Playing by the book has gotten me nowhere, and no one respects me."

Stranger: "Trust me, buddy, I get ya."

He sets his bag next to him and stretches.

You: "I'm just a pushover. No one respects a pushover, and everyone forgets about me until they need something.
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You take a drag before speaking again.

"Got any advice?"

The stranger chuckles and leans forwards a bit.

Stranger: "All I can say, is the only one who can sort yourself out is you. Don't expect nothin' from no-one, because all they want is what you got."

You breath deeply. The smoke burns your throat a little, but you understand.

You: "So what brings you here?"

Stranger: "Well, to be honest, I was going to rob ya, but seeing you in such a sorry state, sort of made me feel sorry for you. Looks like you got more issues than I do."

He smiles and laughs before standing up and walking down the path. After a bit, he is out of view. leaving you there, alone with your thoughts.

You don't have much left to do tonight, except maybe go look at the sea.
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No. 831464 ID: c13b78

Woah, we almost got robbed. I guess us admitting we were a total loser was a good thing. Make sure your wallet is still there, then make your way to the sea
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No. 831468 ID: 2b3198

So you gotta sort your life by yourself. You could say that living by the book isn't living as you'd choose yourself. Maybe he's right.

Go check out the sea.
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No. 831483 ID: 2fe26a

Sea the see. Make a plan for getting out of this place and seeing the world.
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You stand up Honestly kind of shook up about your encounter. You check yourself to find your wallet missing, instead replaced by a note.

"See Ya Around - Jimmy"

You sigh and walk through the park. Taking a few last glances at the ponds and trees, and you follow the scent of the sea all the way to the suspension bridge over the bay. A clear view in towards the city, and out towards the sea.
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You walk out onto the bridge and climb over the railing so you have a good view of the sea. You stare westward across the water, your mind drifting from one thought to another, wistfully thinking about almost anything.

A deep regret pains your side, and the wind picks up softly. Maybe Jimmy and Ken were right.

You take another deep breath. Maybe you were right.

...
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Macho-Macho-Man

Your phone begins to ring.

I gotta be, a Macho Man

You check it. An unknown number. Do you pick it up?
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No. 831490 ID: 2b3198

If it was your boss, then I'd say no. But an unknown number is A-Ok!
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No. 831491 ID: 2fe26a

Put that hand back on the bridge support and answer it with your other hand.
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No. 831499 ID: 20e6cf

Nice ringtone. Pick up the phone. Lets see what happens.
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You scoot over and grip the support to your side.

Your mind fills with thoughts you wish you had before you had reached this point in your life. You hate your existence and the waste of time you had become. You had many chances to be much more, but here you are. On a bridge over the sea.

With a click you flip open the phone and put it to your ear. Unsure of what to expect.

At first, Silence. Just the sound of the wind blowing.

You: "Hello?"
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End of Chapter I
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No. 831505 ID: 91ee5f

>>831503
There's that eye symbol again! What does it mean?!
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No. 831566 ID: 2b3198

Is this gonna continue here or a new thread?
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No. 831584 ID: 8648d8

New thread tomorrow by the looks of things
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No. 831671 ID: eda54c

well I really liked that
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