Eros and PsycheA long time ago, there was a small city ruled by a king and queen. The king and queen had three beautiful daughters; Celes, the eldest, Ayano, the middle, and Shizuka, the youngest. Shizuka was known for having extraordinary beauty, and men came from all over to admire her. The men would give offerings to her, create statues in her honor, and many believed that she was the second coming of Sayaka, the goddess of beauty.
Sayaka herself was not pleased to hear this, and began to loathe Shizuka. With people adoring the mortal girl, they neglected to leave offerings for her and tend to her temple. She simply could not let this go on. And so, she called upon her son Kiyotaka, the god of love. "My son, I have a request for you. Down in the land of mortals there is a girl with incredible beauty by the name of Shizuka. Her beauty has made the people forget about me, for they would rather worship a mere human. Therefore, you must use your powers to make her fall in love with the most hideous cr
Despair's Last Resort: Part FiftyChapter 6: So Long, Hotel Paradise - Deadly Life (Investigation) III
Takara returned to her room and turned on the TV. It was strange, until now she hadn't seen any use for it. She never would've guessed it would come in handy during an investigation. She located the DVD slot and placed the disc inside. The disc started up as she took a seat on the bed.
An image of her came up on-screen. Except something was different. The look in her eyes seemed bleak and broken. She was sitting at a chair in a strange room she didn't recognize. She heard the sound of footsteps come closer as someone sat down.
"Hello Takara," Someone off-screen spoke. From the sound of it, the speaker was a young man not much older than her. Something about his voice gave her a sense of deja-vu. "You know who I am, right?"
She looked up at whoever was speaking, or at least Takara assumed she did. "Of course I do." she responded. Her voice even sounded different. It came off as hollow and empty. Whatever happene
Despair's Last Resort: Part Forty NineChapter 6: So Long, Hotel Paradise - Daily Life (Investigation) II
Everyone gathered into the lounge, hovering over Kumiko as she accessed a computer. "Um, how did you get a hold of someone through the computers?" Masaru asked. "We don't have any internet."
"I don't really know either!" Kumiko answered, still staring at the screen and messing with the computer. "It just sorta happened after I punched Ryose."
"And who is this person anyway?" Ryouta asked, trying to repress the memory of being punched.
"She's pretty secretive, so I dunno." Kumiko said.
"Then how'd ya know they're a girl?" Kazumi asked.
"Call it a hunch!" Kumiko said. As the comic artist continued to mess with the computer, Takara looked at her e-Handbook. Just as he said he would, Monokuma had uploaded all the mysteries they needed to solve and put them in their rules.
12. In order to leave Paradise Resort, and to end your vacation, here are the mysteries you will have to solve: Where have you been brought to?
Despair's Last Resort: Part Forty EightChapter 6: So Long, Hotel Paradise - Deadly Life (Investigation) I
Takara woke up not from the sound of Monokuma's announcement, but from the sound of a door shutting. She sat up in her bed, seeing Kumiko standing against the door connecting their rooms and breathing heavily. "Karins! You have to help me!" The comic artist shouted.
Takara jumped out of bed and walked over to the door. "Kumiko, what's going on?" she asked. She still felt tired after waking up from her strange dream last night.
"My room! There's something strange and freaky in my room!" Kumiko cried. "You've gotta help me!"
"What, you mean Monokuma?" Takara asked.
Kumiko shook her head. "Nuh-uh! I'd prefer Teddie to what's in there!" she said.
Takara sighed, she was too tired for this. "Kumiko, what could possibly be in there to freak you out so much?" she asked.
"A ghost! There's a ghost in my room!" Kumiko said.
Perhaps she wasn't the only one going crazy. "Look, maybe the stress from this killing game is s
Despair's Last Resort: Part Forty SevenChapter 0: Falling Through The Cracks Of Memory
Takara walked into Chiyo's dorm room, which was somehow able to cram fifteen students inside. Everyone was still in their pajamas; she didn't blame them, it was way too early to be getting dressed in the first place. Some people looked like they were about to doze off again. A few minutes passed by and the door opened, Shizuka and Kazumi walking inside. "Sorry, it took me a while to get Kazumi out of bed." The painter said.
"Ueda, I dunno why ya woke us all up at dis hour, but it betta' be for a good reason!" Kazumi said, rubbing her eyes to stay awake.
"I can assure you Ms. Katsuya, that my intentions are well." Chiyo answered, dark circles under her eyes. "I would not call for you unless it was neccesary."
"So what's the deal then?" Hikaru asked.
"As you all know, the past few weeks have not been the most...pleasant." Chiyo said.
"That's an understatement." Arata said.
"Throughout this whole ordeal, students have been going missi
Giving Up The Ghost"Wait Vivi, don't leave me here!" Arthur cried as he rushed out of the van. He headed towards the door of the strange house where Vivi and Mystery were already waiting.
"What's the matter Arthur? I thought you didn't want to go inside a spooky looking house?" Vivi asked with a smirk.
"Well, um, I can't let you go in there alone!" Arthur said, trying to save face.
"I'll have you know that I can take care of myself." Vivi said, puffing out her chest. "Besides, I won't be alone! Not when I got Mystery here with me! Isn't that right, boy?" Mystery wagged his tail and barked in reply. Of course he knew that Mystery would keep her safe, but that wasn't what he was worried about. Something about this place felt familiar.
"Even so, I don't want you going in there alone, okay?" Arthur said. "At least humor me here, Vivi."
"You're such a wimp, Arthur." Vivi said, opening the doors. Deep down she wanted to say more, but those words would only lead to uncomfortable silence and she knew it. The thr
Despair's Last Resort: Part Forty SixChapter 5: Swimming In A Sea Of Regret - Class Trial II
No one knew how to respond to that. Miyako, kill herself? That was impossible! "But why?!" Masaru asked, leaning over his stand to look at Takara. "Why would Miyako commit suicide?!"
"She told me she had a plan. A plan that would stop the petty arguing." Takara explained. "But I had no idea this is what she had in mind."
"No way, dat can't be it!" Kazumi said, grabbing hold of her podium. "Morino's plan couldn' be ta fuckin' off herself!"
"Don't you try to tell me that she was trying to use an Evoker either! Even I know that things don't work like that in the real world!" Kumiko shouted, the girl on the verge of tears.
"I'm sorry, but there's just no other conclusion that makes sense to me!" Takara said. "How could Miyako not know her killer was coming?! Why was that skeleton key under her hand?! Why was her hoodie, bracelet, and e-Handbook all in that locker?! There's no other answer!" She slammed her fist against t
Despair's Last Resort: Part Forty FiveChapter 5: Swimming In A Sea Of Regret - Class Trial I
The six remaining students gathered up in the trial room, not even batting an eye at the new appearance. The gray walls were designed to give off a prison-like appearance, with bars lining up against them. The floor was made out of stone, no carpet or rug to speak of. Around the screen above Monokuma's throne was barb wire. The entire athmosphere felt cold and unwelcoming. Takara even swore she could feel a chill in the room. "What's this, no fancy set-up this time around?" Ryouta asked.
"Nah, I'm not in the mood for it." Monokuma said. "I thought a minimalist feel would work so much better this time!"
"I wouldn't call this minimalist..." Kumiko said. "I feel like we're all being arrested."
"Call it whatever you want, so long as it gets the show moving faster!" Monokuma said.
Everyone took their places, finding that all of them were surrounded by photo frames on either side with the new additions. In-between Ryouta and where
Unable To ForgiveFuzzy. Everything was fuzzy.
Lewis had no idea how he got back in the Mystery Skulls van, or why he was there in the first place. Last he remembered, he and the others had been in the cave. But now he found himself in the van, Arthur unconscious and missing an arm, and Vivi lying in the front seat trying to sleep. Did he black out or something? He struggled to remember but everything was a blur.
Perhaps it was best to just wait for his memory to return on it's own. There was no point worrying about it when nothing could be done. Everyone else was sleeping so there was no point in bothering them either. Despite the fact that he didn't feel tired, Lewis figured it was best to get some sleep. Maybe a good night's rest would help him. Not wanting to disturb Vivi, he rested against the wall of the van and closed his eyes.
Travelling through the path, Lewis found himself standing on top of a cliff. Looks like the path they took was a dead end. He leaned over the edge and looked do