: Game Over
Neku finally arrives at Cat Street, having stuffed the other note into his pocket with the first."Hey, yo Phones!"
He turns to see Beat and Rhyme sitting at a coffee shop away from the gathering of players. Get yer ass on over here an' pay for this stuff!Um.. no.
Neku walks over, a disgruntled look on his face. "It's okay man, chill out, we did''t go overboard on it. Just got some pancakes.""Yeah, we wouldn't want to cheat you mister."
A man walks over. Neku recognizes him. That's the same guy that stopped me when I was going to use that pin... on Shiki.."Ah hey, there you are Phones, took ye long enough. I'm going to be needing that 10.60 from ya now.""What?!"Such a ripoff.
Neku grudgingly pays anyway once Rhyme assures him she'll pay him back later."Nah, tha' ain't right. Me an' Rhyme got here first fair an' square.""It's not like it's such a problem for us, Beat. Don't worry about it ~""So what are you guys doing here. Doesn't look like voting's been your thing.""Nah, that's some bullshit right there. Either way, you're bumping somebody off. 's not right. Maybe when there are less people around we can help or somethin', but for now I can't tell who's who.""It is kinda hard to tell, the Reapers are so elusive. I did vote though, I wanted to do something.""Wait, when?!""A little while ago when you were still stuffing your face, ha ha ~""Oh man, maybe I should too, I better get in there before 't's over."
Beat rushes in."Come sit down."
She pats the spot beside her where Beat was sitting. "We didn't get your name, and it's rude if we don't have something to call you!""Neku. Neku Sakuraba.""That's a nice name you've got there ~""Heh.. thanks."I guess these guys are alright. I don't think they could be a threat.
The voting seemed to finally be wrapping up. The voting today had seemed just as hectic as the first day.
Joshua was sauntering toward the group again. "Howdy."
Beat returned just then, and narrowed his eyes a bit at Joshua. "Yo Phones, who's the prissy kid? He wi' you?""Beat that's not very nice.""Name's Joshua. Beat, was it?""Yeah.""Charmed.""Did you vote today Joshua?""Sure I did, but I didn't care to stay very long to debate over it. I don't want others' votes influencing mine, thanks. I can just see the aftermath of staying to pointlessly argue too long.""Yeah, these Players is all deparate.""Desperate, Beat.""I knew dat.""No no, the argumentation serves its purpose. If no one said anything, the Reapers would just pick us off. I'm quite pleased with everyone's progress, aren't you? I just don't see the point in getting myself wrapped up in that just yet. Perhaps tomorrow. Or maybe I'll just play hookey for most of the time again.""Hookey?""Why, yes. There are enough Players left to do most of the heavy-lifting. Adding more won't help much at this point, so I'm enjoying sitting back and watching while the game's still young and easy.""Suit yourself. I think I'll get in there more tomorrow. I... I don't want someone to pointlessly...""Be thrown to the wolves?""...Yeah." Why'd he have to put it that way?"Looks as if they've reached a decision guys."
They all turned to look back toward the crowded open area.Who's this douchebag? "Who's that guy?""My my, you don't know? Eiji Oji, the Prince of Ennui, of course. His blog, F Everything? It gets 100,000 hits a day. His has mobs of fangirls."Should I... be impressed for some reason?"Another case of the fanbase going for angst-y types then?""No. F for Fabulous.""O....kay.""I wonder why they chose him.""Maybe some of his fans are here and were so distracted by his presence, all they could think about was him when they cast their votes. Perhaps they forgot just what they were doing.""Or maybe they thought they were voting in a popularity contest.""Or for best dresser."
They all shared a small laugh, more caused by anxiety than anything."I will not F this game! This game's dreadful and I don't recommend it."
The Prince growled under his breath as he waited for the deadline, hoping the votes would switch up a little. But they did not.
The time ran out and a large grizzly Noise appeared to attack him. Soon, he had vanished the same way Shiki had done."Is it over? ..... I couldn't watch.""Yeah.. it is...Dammit! This thing's insane!"Well. Another one seems to have bitten the dust. The day phase of this game'll be ending soon. See you all later."
Joshua took off walking again.There's gotta be a reason for this. A reason why we're here.
[Xeras] Eiji Oji (The Prince of Ennui)(popular dude)
refused to F the game and was lynched by fangirls Day 2!Day 2Backs to the WallEndNight 2 Begins Now
(thanks again fo' puttin' up wi' mah pace, ya'll ~ ;33 )