Blinder than blind, here's Shuffle!
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Let her have it her way Make her stopI think I'll save first, but I don't really feel like stopping her right now, whatever she's doing. She says thankyou, and that "you have the right to know everything"... but then says that she can't tell me everything, because "she" (Lisianthus, I presume) wants to tell me herself. All she says she can tell me is that Lisianthus is too sweet, and so can't forgive (whatever that means), and that they have "two hearts, two bodies, but only one can come out". She then says she's been out too long, and falls asleep. Something she said though piqued Rin's interest: that Lisianthus "must be of the Gods". I bet this has something to do with her biological mother being a Devil. SATURDAY 28TH At the pool with Lisianthus. She's loving the pool, but is sad that their summer vacation will be ending soon. She says she wants to do something, but when Rin says they can do it next year, she says it has to be this year, that she decided "this would be the last year". Her face turns sombre. When Rin questions her on it, she says it's nothing. (Even though it's never nothing. Not in fiction, anyway. Is there a trope for that?) Changing the subject, she grabs Rin so that they can race, where the outcome decides who hangs out with who afterward. WEDNESDAY 1ST Sigh. Just like last time, the days are passing so quickly toward the end. It's the first day of school once again, and Rin & Lisianthus are sad that there's another three months before the winter break. Once they get to the school though, they get a little bit more into the feeling of actually being there. Or something like that; I don't think it's important. Interestingly, Itsuki has once again tried to greet the girls by hugging them as they come in, and Rin once again stops him. Mayumi also shows up, negotiating something about the photos she took during the break. After school, Rin and Lisianthus are walking by the CAFFE doing some pointless shopping. Or perhaps just browsing, but that's not really the point of this whole thing. Rin just feels happy while being with Lisianthus, that's all. She's also able to convince him to go bargain shopping with her, and later says that she's the only person he'd do that with (At this point: Duh.) As they walk home, Lisianthus compares them to newlyweds. Rin does not have such an averse reaction to that idea as he once had. THURSDAY 2ND Ah, the scene from the OP wherein Lisianthus is feeding Rin on the school rooftop. And she's nowhere near as hesitant as Nerine was during her run. Itsuki and Mayumi are a bit embarrassed by the whole thing though, and don't think Rin & Lisianthus have any shame at all - that they're not thinking. Kaede and Nerine seem somewhat sad to Rin, but they're also happy for the couple. MONDAY 6TH Swimming class. It's co-ed, and Itsuki says that he'd lead a riot were it to stop being co-ed. He even compliments Mayumi's figure, which quickly earns him a can thrown at (and hitting) his head. Other male students (unnamed and unshown, of course) make a number of comments about Nerine, Kaede, Lisianthus & Mayumi - in that order. The one who says they'd love to bury their face in Mayumi's chest amusingly gets yelled at for Mayumi having nothing there - but Rin is only annoyed at the comments about Lisianthus. Later, when it seems that Lisianthus is running up to Rin, he takes only a moment to notice that it's actually Sia. She's happy at how quick that was. (Looking at it, I'd say the face is different. I realize that Shuffle!'s artist has the whole Only Six Faces issue going on, but Sia is comparable to Mayumi, I think.) When Rin asks why Sia is there instead of Lisianthus, she says that Lisianthus wanted it this way. She also says that she (Lisianthus) doesn't need to think of her (Sia). When Rin wonders if anybody noticed them change, she says that they wouldn't have been able to; all they'd see is Lisianthus acting a little bit different from usual. And then she pushes Rin into the pool. When he complains, she jumps in too, asking him to catch her... which I get a choice about. I'll save again, but I know what I want to pick.
Dodge Catch herRin catches her, but we both fall to the bottom of the pool in an embrace. FRIDAY 10TH Wow, this seems much longer than the gap between Nerine's first... scene and the end of the route. I don't want to stop writing until I reach the second scene though. In the classroom, Rin calls Lisianthus (Boom. First mistake I've made on calling Lisianthus "Sia".) out on something: She's wearing her sports gear. Apparently she got drenched by the gardening club in the morning. She says she wants to go home early, but Rin lets her know that she has "day duty" with him that afternoon. Cleanup duty, I assume, like Nerine had with Mayumi near the start. That afternoon, when they're both done, Rin immediately notices that the girl in front of him isn't Lisianthus, but is actually Sia. Before they leave, Rin tries to convince Sia that she should change out of the "attractive PE uniform", but she doesn't quite understand. However, with everything she's saying, Rin realizes that he's equally attracted to both Sia and Lisianthus. When she then says "If you want to... then I don't mind doing in this outfit..." Rin holds her tightly and... Ah. I think I see where this is going. I mean, I did have a think about how they'd try to vary up the 10 scenes in this visual novel, but for some reason a classroom scene didn't come to mind. And anyway, even if this isn't what I think it is, I've been writing for long enough that I may as well stop for now anyway. I do want to finish off Lisianthus' route this weekend though, so expect the last of her installments before Monday. つづく
Wait, Lisanthus's mom is a devil? I think that was just a mistranslation.
Uhh... no it wasn't. She most definitely has the ears of a Devil, and her being a Devil is what brought about the whole issue with Lisianthus having two halves in the first place. Lisianthus even says (during the events of my Lisianthus! installment, not this one or before) that her biological mother is "Maoh-sama's sister".
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