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fukaiumi:

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It’s pretty fun!

You touch down and enter through the gate to the ghost garden, exiting in the darkness. Memories of dragging Oreko’s body through here haunt you.

But that didn’t happen, did it? She’s right behind you. She’s breathing and she’s alive. Regardless of the validity of what happened earlier. Then again, this is all in your dreams, so it’s not really like it’s real anyways.

Whatever.

Yeah, it is! 

A good start to our friendship, huh?

You touch down briefly to pick up a flower. 

Uh. This is a flower. 

Take it.

You give it to her so that she can get a better look, and also because you’re still a giant sap. Oh well. You doubt she’ll understand the gesture.

Suddenly being out of the water and having to make use of her lungs makes her sputter and cough. She recovers soon afterwards, regulating her breathing after a bit of struggling with breathing pace.

oh, dark…

Sabitsuki hands her a flower and she holds it delicately, turning it around in her hands and marveling at the pristine whiteness of it.

it’s pretty! it looks like you!

She’s mostly referring to the paleness of Sabitsuki’s skin and the whiteness of her hair, but she thinks she’s pretty too.

thank you sabitsuki!

You okay?

You look back at her, a bit worried, but she soon recovers and you calm down, patting her back gently.

Yeah, it’s pretty dark here. This is one of the nicer places, though.

You flush when she say it’s pretty and that it looks like you, and rub the back of your neck and smile nervously.

Uh, thanks. And you’re welcome.

You exit the garden through the door and end up in the Nexus. You gesture towards the door to your room.

That’s my room. There’s more interesting places to go, though.

mhm…

She stares around at the nexus, despite there not being much to look at. The unbroken silence of it makes her fully aware of her heartbeat and breathing, and she finds it slightly disconcerting.

is everything so dark up here?

She blinks at the door that seems to be standing on its own, not attached to anything. Are all the doors like that up here too?

i’ll go wherever you want i guess! you seem to know where you’re going

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fukaiumi:

…yes! i think that would be fun!

it’s funny, i know what flower means, but…i don’t think i know what one looks like! in fact, i can say the same for a lot of things

i’d love to finally see some stuff i’ve never seen before though! this is fun…like an adventure!

It’s pretty fun!

You touch down and enter through the gate to the ghost garden, exiting in the darkness. Memories of dragging Oreko’s body through here haunt you.

But that didn’t happen, did it? She’s right behind you. She’s breathing and she’s alive. Regardless of the validity of what happened earlier. Then again, this is all in your dreams, so it’s not really like it’s real anyways.

Whatever.

Yeah, it is! 

A good start to our friendship, huh?

You touch down briefly to pick up a flower. 

Uh. This is a flower. 

Take it.

You give it to her so that she can get a better look, and also because you’re still a giant sap. Oh well. You doubt she’ll understand the gesture.

Suddenly being out of the water and having to make use of her lungs makes her sputter and cough. She recovers soon afterwards, regulating her breathing after a bit of struggling with breathing pace.

oh, dark…

Sabitsuki hands her a flower and she holds it delicately, turning it around in her hands and marveling at the pristine whiteness of it.

it’s pretty! it looks like you!

She’s mostly referring to the paleness of Sabitsuki’s skin and the whiteness of her hair, but she thinks she’s pretty too.

thank you sabitsuki!

corroded-dreams:

fukaiumi:

corroded-dreams:

It’s fine. Don’t apologize about it.

I’ll catch you if you fall, don’t worry.

She’s adorable and it makes you giggle a bit, but you remain focused on flying properly. 

It really is! Have you left this area or have you stayed underwater? Cause there’s a lot of pretty stuff outside of here too.

…right! i’m not scared though!

Yes she is.

there’s stuff outside the water??

Of course there’s stuff outside the water.

That’s where I come from.

Do you want to see all the stuff above water? Some of it’s gorgeous.

Lots of flowers. And some people. They’re not as crazy as me or Smile, so don’t worry.

…yes! i think that would be fun!

it’s funny, i know what flower means, but…i don’t think i know what one looks like! in fact, i can say the same for a lot of things

i’d love to finally see some stuff i’ve never seen before though! this is fun…like an adventure!

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fukaiumi:

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You shift forward, making room for her on the broom. 

Get on then. 

Once she gets on, you slowly float outside of your house and upwards, eventually reaching a decent height so you can slowly fly over the landscape.

Sand and coral is all that’s really down below. 

You fly over the underwater temple, humming to yourself quietly, trying to ignore the memories of the old Oreko edging in on you.

Enjoying yourself?

When they start to ascend, she’s momentarily terrified by the height. She clutches at the back of Sabi’s shirt and tries to hide her face in her back, quickly letting go and mumbling an apology when she realizes that most people probably would find that strange. She blinks down at the ground below them, one hand still holding a fistful of the fabric on Sabi’s shirt. She can’t help it, she’s still afraid that she might fall.

it’s so pretty from up here…!

It’s fine. Don’t apologize about it.

I’ll catch you if you fall, don’t worry.

She’s adorable and it makes you giggle a bit, but you remain focused on flying properly. 

It really is! Have you left this area or have you stayed underwater? Cause there’s a lot of pretty stuff outside of here too.

…right! i’m not scared though!

Yes she is.

there’s stuff outside the water??

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fukaiumi:

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You flush and smile awkwardly, rubbing the back of your neck.

Uh, thanks.

You re-equip the broom and hop on it again.

Well.

I could take you flying, if you wanted.

oh…!

For a moment, she looks hesitant. Going somewhere unfamiliar on a magic broom with this strange girl sounds…dangerous.

But…she can be trusted, right? She’s been so nice. And who could turn down a ride on a magic broom?

She makes up her mind and grins, nodding enthusiastically.

yeah! i’d love to fly!

You shift forward, making room for her on the broom. 

Get on then. 

Once she gets on, you slowly float outside of your house and upwards, eventually reaching a decent height so you can slowly fly over the landscape.

Sand and coral is all that’s really down below. 

You fly over the underwater temple, humming to yourself quietly, trying to ignore the memories of the old Oreko edging in on you.

Enjoying yourself?

When they start to ascend, she’s momentarily terrified by the height. She clutches at the back of Sabi’s shirt and tries to hide her face in her back, quickly letting go and mumbling an apology when she realizes that most people probably would find that strange. She blinks down at the ground below them, one hand still holding a fistful of the fabric on Sabi’s shirt. She can’t help it, she’s still afraid that she might fall.

it’s so pretty from up here…!

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fukaiumi:

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You blink. Oh yeah, she hasn’t seen this effect yet. You float back down and deactivate the effect.

Uh, yeah. I was.

It’s not an illusion.

They’re, uh. These things I find. Called effects. I can activate them like. Whenever.

You cycle through your cat and machine and dress effects as an example. 

The pipe from earlier is also one of them.

She stares in mute amazement while Sabi changes effects. Once she’s done, she grins and claps her hands excitedly.

sabitsuki is magic!

She didn’t mean to say that out loud, but she rolls with it.

that’s sooo cool, sabi! i wish i had magic too!

You flush and smile awkwardly, rubbing the back of your neck.

Uh, thanks.

You re-equip the broom and hop on it again.

Well.

I could take you flying, if you wanted.

oh…!

For a moment, she looks hesitant. Going somewhere unfamiliar on a magic broom with this strange girl sounds…dangerous.

But…she can be trusted, right? She’s been so nice. And who could turn down a ride on a magic broom?

She makes up her mind and grins, nodding enthusiastically.

yeah! i’d love to fly!

corroded-dreams:

fukaiumi:

corroded-dreams:

It wasn’t, but I accept this. 

She climbs onto her bench, and she really does outscale you, and you stand there for a moment, considering your options. An idea comes to mind and you grin.

You equip your broom and float above her, moving over so that you can pat her on the head again.

I cannot be beaten.

She drops her stance and gapes wide-eyed at Sabitsuki.

are you…flying?

She leans to the side and then ducks down, peering around the broom at all angles.

is it an optical illusion? how’d you do that? how did you even change and get that thing so fast???

You blink. Oh yeah, she hasn’t seen this effect yet. You float back down and deactivate the effect.

Uh, yeah. I was.

It’s not an illusion.

They’re, uh. These things I find. Called effects. I can activate them like. Whenever.

You cycle through your cat and machine and dress effects as an example. 

The pipe from earlier is also one of them.

She stares in mute amazement while Sabi changes effects. Once she’s done, she grins and claps her hands excitedly.

sabitsuki is magic!

She didn’t mean to say that out loud, but she rolls with it.

that’s sooo cool, sabi! i wish i had magic too!

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orekounmasked:

corroded-dreams:

Her giggles are infectious and you find yourself giggling as well, leaning back against the wall and tapping your feet happily.

You puff out your chest proudly, grinning widely.

No one can compare to me. I am the tallest ever. As it should be.

is that a challenge??

Her eyes, bright and green once more, sparkle mischievously and her blue-tinged lips part in a playful grin. She climbs up onto her bench and stands on top if it, making herself as tall as she can.

aha! you’ve been outdone!

It wasn’t, but I accept this. 

She climbs onto her bench, and she really does outscale you, and you stand there for a moment, considering your options. An idea comes to mind and you grin.

You equip your broom and float above her, moving over so that you can pat her on the head again.

I cannot be beaten.

She drops her stance and gapes wide-eyed at Sabitsuki.

are you…flying?

She leans to the side and then ducks down, peering around the broom at all angles.

is it an optical illusion? how’d you do that? how did you even change and get that thing so fast???

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orekounmasked:

corroded-dreams:

She’s adorable when she pouts and it tugs at your heartstrings. And it makes all the difference that she looks so much more healthier now. That’s good. That’s very good.

Your grin widens and you pat her head gently.

It’s not my fault you’re short. 

glub! it’s not my fault i stopped growing when i was like ten

She sticks her tongue out and can’t help but giggle.

even if i hadn’t i’m sure i could never compare to you o giant one

Her giggles are infectious and you find yourself giggling as well, leaning back against the wall and tapping your feet happily.

You puff out your chest proudly, grinning widely.

No one can compare to me. I am the tallest ever. As it should be.

is that a challenge??

Her eyes, bright and green once more, sparkle mischievously and her blue-tinged lips part in a playful grin. She climbs up onto her bench and stands on top if it, making herself as tall as she can.

aha! you’ve been outdone!