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Viewtiful Rekk (2:51:57 AM): Desdemona sits against a tree in the forest, a smile on her face. "...aaah...my king has succeeded in adding more to our ranks..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:52:58 AM): "...If I'm not mistaken, a Duel Spirit, and....Kyo." She removes her deck from her disk and fans it out. "I'll have to meet up with them later...but for now..." She picks a card.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:53:36 AM): Elemental Hero Neos appears before her, down on one knee. "Neos. Be a dear, and seek out students who are...interesting. Be it a talent, or an interesting spirit. Bring them here."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:53:40 AM): Neos nods and vanishes.
Hinoryu8 (2:54:56 AM): Miru was, at this point, walking between the dorm and the main building, with her backpack on. She needed to run by the library to ask Albireo about a certain book, but... well, it was not to be.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:57:09 AM): Neos stands next to Miru, glancing intently at her deck. "....Tch." He spins on his heel and is about to leave.
Hinoryu8 (2:57:32 AM): Miru pauses. "... Yes?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:58:39 AM): "...." Neos stares down at her for a moment. "You are able to hear me?"
Hinoryu8 (2:59:02 AM): "... Should I not be?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:59:17 AM): "Yet, you are unable to see me."
Hinoryu8 (3:00:06 AM): "Yes."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:02:13 AM): "..." He glances down at her deck for a moment, and walks off. "Follow the sound of my voice."
Hinoryu8 (3:02:47 AM): "Why? Who are you?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:02:53 AM): "I am a Duel Spirit."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:03:05 AM): "I can explain the Duel Spirit in your own deck to you."
Hinoryu8 (3:03:10 AM): "... I guessed that much, from how surprised you sounded when I could hear you."
Hinoryu8 (3:03:14 AM): A pause at that.
Hinoryu8 (3:03:19 AM): "... I don't have a Duel Spirit."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:03:35 AM): "Elemental Hero The Earth."
Hinoryu8 (3:04:06 AM): "..." She pauses again. "... All right. I'll follow." She wasn't at all convinced about the spirit, though.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:04:47 AM): "Very good." With that, Neos walks into the forest, making sure to guide Miru with his voice.
Hinoryu8 (3:05:12 AM): Miru follows the voice until they get to their destination... a bit wary.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:05:43 AM): When they reach Desdemona, she stands up. Neos says something to her, and she smiles and nods.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:06:08 AM): "Hello, my dear. A pleasure to meet you."
Hinoryu8 (3:06:16 AM): "... Who are you?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:06:47 AM): "My name is Desdemona. I am...something of a researcher on the supernatural."
Hinoryu8 (3:07:00 AM): "... You also think I have a Duel Spirit."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:07:02 AM): "I understand you have a Duel Spirit in your deck you wish to know about."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:07:54 AM): "Ahh, so it's not that simple..."
Hinoryu8 (3:08:13 AM): "I... if I have a spirit, I don't know about it. But your spirit did somehow know of my deck..."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:08:23 AM): She smiles.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:08:35 AM): "He is an Elemental Hero spirit as well. So the two would be attuned to each other."
Hinoryu8 (3:10:16 AM): Miru stops and considers, then simply asks: "Why did your spirit bring me here?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:10:58 AM): "I think..because he knew what would have to happen."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:11:18 AM): "This is a complex matter...I will have to duel you to reach the bottom of it."
Hinoryu8 (3:11:29 AM): "How is it complex?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:12:03 AM): "You are able to hear spirits, but not see them...and there is evidence of you having a spirit, but not knowing of it."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:12:10 AM): "These...are very unusual circumstances."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:12:36 AM): "If I am able to see your connection between you and your deck in action, it will become much clearer."
Hinoryu8 (3:14:11 AM): "..." Miru didn't buy it, but thought it might be best to just play along for now. She took off her backpack and opened it up, taking out her Duel Disk.
Hinoryu8 (3:14:29 AM): She then pulled out her deck, much thicker than a normal one, from its pouch, and slotted it into the Disk.
Hinoryu8 (3:14:32 AM): "Very well."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:15:26 AM): "Very good!" Desdemona activates her own disk.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:17:49 AM): Desdemona draws five. "You may go first, Miss...?"
Hinoryu8 (3:18:44 AM): "Kouna Miru." She draws six.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:20:36 AM): "Ah, well, you may go first Miru."
Hinoryu8 (3:20:48 AM): "I will set one reverse card, and one monster. Turn end."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:21:45 AM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:23:37 AM): "Advanced Neo-Spacian Air Hummingbird." A red humanoid hummingbird appears. (800/600)
Viewtiful Rekk (3:24:14 AM): "Air Hummingbird's effect." She says, smiling. The hummingbird flies over to Miru as flowers rise from the four cards in Miru's hand.
Hinoryu8 (3:25:16 AM): Miru blinks, as... what the hell, flower smell.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:26:04 AM): "I gain 500 life points for every card in your hand." The hummingbird sucks honey from each of the flowers. (10000)
Viewtiful Rekk (3:26:20 AM): "One reverse card. End turn."
Hinoryu8 (3:26:58 AM): "... Draw."
Hinoryu8 (3:28:18 AM): "I activate Fusion. From the hand, I fuse Featherman and Burst Lady, in order to summon Elemental Hero Flame Wingman." The two heroes jump into the spinning vortex, and the resulting one emerges, and poses. (2100 ATK)
Viewtiful Rekk (3:28:47 AM): "Aah, traditional heroes...I always do love seeing them."
Hinoryu8 (3:29:32 AM): "Next, I summon Elemental Hero Sparkman from my hand." The blue hero appears, lightning crackling from his hands. (1600 ATK)
Hinoryu8 (3:30:14 AM): "Flame Wingman attacks your 'Advanced' monster." Miru declares.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:30:45 AM): "I will activate Spirit Barrier." A glowing barrier appears and blocks the battle damage as the Hummingbird is destroyed.
Hinoryu8 (3:31:48 AM): "Spirit Barrier doesn't block Flame Wingman's effect, though, as I recall." Flaming bits of the hummingbird fly back at Desdemona.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:32:28 AM): "It does not, sadly..." (7200)
Hinoryu8 (3:33:48 AM): "Sparkman, attack directly." Sparkman fires a ball of lightning.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:34:51 AM): Zap. Not that Miru notices, but Desdemona's hair is now a lot more staticy. (5600)
Hinoryu8 (3:35:03 AM): "Turn end."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:36:39 AM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:38:24 AM): "Summon Elemental Hero Prismer." (1700/1000)
Viewtiful Rekk (3:40:12 AM): "I activate Prismer's effect. By discarding Elemental Hero Neos from my deck, he will take that form for this turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:40:48 AM): "However..." She smiles and holds up another card. "By activating Advanced Miracle, I will return both Neos and my Air Hummingbird to my deck."
Hinoryu8 (3:41:46 AM): Miru nods, listening intently. I've never heard of 'Neos'...
Viewtiful Rekk (3:42:23 AM): The two monsters shoot back into her deck. "I will now summon Evil Hero Air Neos." With a flash, a red-armored winged hero appears, arms crossed. (2500/2000)
Hinoryu8 (3:42:47 AM): "Evil Heroes?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:43:10 AM): "In a sense. Air Neos's effect. It gains 1 counter for every difference of 500 in our points."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:43:50 AM): "You have 2400 more points then I...so he gains 4. And he then gains 500 ATK for each one." (4500/2000)
Viewtiful Rekk (3:44:23 AM): "By removing 2 of the counters, once per turn, I can destroy one card on your field."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:44:41 AM): Air Neos swings once of its wings and sends a wave of energy at the reverse card.
Hinoryu8 (3:45:08 AM): Change of Hero - Reflector Ray is lifted by the wind, then destroyed.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:45:35 AM): "Air Neos attacks Flame Wingman. Skyrip Wing."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:45:44 AM): Air Neos sends two waves at Flame Wingman.
Hinoryu8 (3:47:04 AM): Flame Wingman is destroyed. Miru initially starts to hit the button to flip up her reverse card, then remembers it was destroyed. (6600 LP)
Viewtiful Rekk (3:47:37 AM): "Meanwhile, Prismer will deal with Sparkman." Prismer snaps Sparkman's neck.
Hinoryu8 (3:48:08 AM): (6500) Sparkman dies painfully.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:48:53 AM): "End turn."
Hinoryu8 (3:49:33 AM): "Draw."
Hinoryu8 (3:53:32 AM): Miru slides a magic card into her Disk. "I activate E - Emergency Call. I move Elemental Hero Airman from my deck to my hand."
Hinoryu8 (3:54:39 AM): "Next, I summon Airman... and activate his effect. I move Elemental Hero Necro Darkman from my deck to my hand." Which she does.
Hinoryu8 (3:55:11 AM): However, both times, rather than her searching, the deck just slides out the appropriate card once she declares it.
Hinoryu8 (3:56:15 AM): "Airman attacks Elemental Hero Prismer."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:56:16 AM): Desdemona notices this, and brings a finger to her mouth.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:56:26 AM): "Prismer is destroyed. I take no damage."
Hinoryu8 (3:56:38 AM): "... turn end."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:56:53 AM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:58:21 AM): "Ah...I will just have Air Neos attack Airman and end my turn." Air Neos flings two waves at Airman.
Hinoryu8 (3:59:13 AM): Airman is cleaved in half by them. (4900 LP if Hino did math right)
Hinoryu8 (4:00:05 AM): "Draw... I sacrifice my set monster, to set another monster. And I end my turn there."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:01:07 AM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:01:28 AM): "Unless I miss my guess, that set monster is Necro Darkman..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:01:35 AM): "Which means Edgeman is probably in your hand, is it not?"
Hinoryu8 (4:02:12 AM): "I did declare I was moving Necro Darkman to my hand."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:02:37 AM): "Set one card face down. Air Neos attacks the set."
Hinoryu8 (4:02:56 AM): Necro Darkman flips up and is destroyed.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:03:20 AM): "End turn."
Hinoryu8 (4:03:23 AM): "Draw.
Hinoryu8 (4:03:40 AM): "... What was your name?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:04:32 AM): "Desdemona, dear."
Hinoryu8 (4:05:05 AM): "... Desdemona-san. You were wrong."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:05:21 AM): "I was?"
Hinoryu8 (4:05:39 AM): "Edgeman was, when you asked that, not in my hand."
Hinoryu8 (4:06:18 AM): "However... I did just draw him." With that, Edgeman appears on her field, arm-blades out.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:07:12 AM): "..." She smiles.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:07:19 AM): "Such a strong connection with your cards."
Hinoryu8 (4:07:23 AM): "And this as well..." She takes one more card out of her hand, one that she's held since the very first turn. "I activate Miracle Fusion."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:07:52 AM): "...Oh my."
Hinoryu8 (4:08:05 AM): Flame Wingman and Sparkman slide out of her graveyard, then the monsters leap into a vortex. The resulting monster appears, glowing brightly.
Hinoryu8 (4:09:25 AM): Miru then holds up her last card, the one Desdemona thought was Edgeman.
Hinoryu8 (4:09:40 AM): She slides it into her Disk and smiles... as her Disk displays the new hologram of R - Right Justice.
Hinoryu8 (4:11:20 AM): "Necro Darkman... I only chose him so I could get more monsters into the graveyard, faster."
Hinoryu8 (4:12:11 AM): "Shining Flare Wingman attacks your monster." Miru states calmly.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:13:51 AM): Air Neos is wiped out. (7000)
Hinoryu8 (4:14:17 AM): "Shining Flare Wingman's effect, activate... It deals the original attack of the destroyed monster in damage to you."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:15:04 AM): "Ngh...!" Desdemona holds up an arm to block the blazing light. Were she a more dramatic person, she'd make a crack about how she can't stand the light. (3500)
Hinoryu8 (4:15:47 AM): "Next, Edgeman... Attack directly."


At this moment, it became quite clear to us that there was a pretty bad fuck-up earlier, with the life points, and Air Neos's ATK. By this point, it wasn't easily changeable, because the entire duel would've been changed. So, we just decided to roll with it and continue, since this was a plot duel anyway.


Viewtiful Rekk (4:21:12 AM): Desdemona is hit again. (1900)
Viewtiful Rekk (4:21:24 AM): "...such a strong bond with your monsters..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:21:32 AM): "It's a shame you're unable to see any of them."
Hinoryu8 (4:22:51 AM): "... I told you, I don't have any spirits."
Hinoryu8 (4:23:13 AM): "I'm sorry, but you're mistaken."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:23:26 AM): "I'm not speaking of spirits at the moment. Just, your monsters."
Hinoryu8 (4:24:59 AM): "..." No response there.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:25:43 AM): "..if...you don't mind my asking. Were you born with it, or did you have to adjust to it?"
Hinoryu8 (4:26:08 AM): "... It... doesn't concern this duel."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:28:14 AM): "It does concern the duelists, however."
Hinoryu8 (4:29:11 AM): "... I had to adjust. I'm used to it now, though."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:29:37 AM): "Ah, that's good to hear..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:29:40 AM): "Is your turn over?"
Hinoryu8 (4:30:17 AM): Miru realized she had completely forgotten to end her turn with the question. "Ah... Yes. Turn end."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:30:28 AM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:35:52 AM): "I activate the spell card Fake Hero." Elemental Hero Neos appears. (2500/2000)
Viewtiful Rekk (4:36:03 AM): "I will then activate the spell card Wrath of Neos."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:36:35 AM): Neos leaps into the air, and delivers a powerful chop the ground, sending shockwaves over the entire field.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:39:59 AM): "Wrath of Neos destroys every card on the field by returning Neos to my deck."
Hinoryu8 (4:40:42 AM): "...!" The two Heroes explode violently.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:40:45 AM): "And then..." She holds up the second to last card in her hand. "Monster Reborn will revive Air Neos."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:41:12 AM): The hero appears again, glowing brightly. (2500/2000)
Hinoryu8 (4:41:54 AM): (4900 LP)
Viewtiful Rekk (4:42:57 AM): Air Neos's ATK increases accordingly. (5500/2000)
Viewtiful Rekk (4:43:03 AM): "....I end my turn."
Hinoryu8 (4:43:22 AM): "..." Miru seems surprised by the lack of an attack.
Hinoryu8 (4:43:51 AM): "... Why didn't you attack?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:44:26 AM): "Miru, dear...I have no desire to just strike you down as quickly as possible."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:44:33 AM): "Like I said, I wish to help you."
Hinoryu8 (4:44:43 AM): "... I see."
Hinoryu8 (4:45:05 AM): Miru's hand and field are both empty. "..."
Hinoryu8 (4:45:12 AM): "... Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:47:05 AM): "...You seem disappointed with your draw."
Hinoryu8 (4:47:16 AM): "... I pass."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:47:25 AM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:47:49 AM): "...Set one reverse. End turn."
Hinoryu8 (4:47:57 AM): "..." Miru draws silently.
Hinoryu8 (4:48:01 AM): "... Desdemona-san."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:48:08 AM): "Yes, Miru dear?"
Hinoryu8 (4:48:22 AM): "..." Miru looks down. "... Turn end."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:48:39 AM): "..." Desdemona wordlessly draws.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:48:55 AM): "End turn."
Hinoryu8 (4:49:03 AM): Miru, again, draws silently.
Hinoryu8 (4:49:43 AM): "... Desdemona-san..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:49:54 AM): "Yes?"
Hinoryu8 (4:50:40 AM): "... I don't need pity." She slaps a monster on her Disk. "I summon Elemental Hero Prismer."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:50:54 AM): "Pity, Miru dear?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:50:58 AM): "Whatever do you mean?"
Hinoryu8 (4:53:02 AM): "Prismer's effect sends Elemental Hero Wildman to the grave, from the deck." Prismer seems to glow from the inside for a moment.
Hinoryu8 (4:56:24 AM): "Next, I play Fusion. I fuse Prismer, as Wildman, and King of the Swamp to substitute for Necro Darkman... Summon Elemental Hero Necroid Shaman!"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:57:44 AM): "I see..."
Hinoryu8 (4:57:57 AM): "Necroid Shaman's effect... It destroys your Air Neos, and summons Prismer from your graveyard in its place."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:58:29 AM): Prismer appears again. (1700/1000)
Hinoryu8 (4:59:22 AM): "Now, Necroid Shaman, attack Prismer."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:59:25 AM): "...Miru dear...do you really think I was pitying you?"
Hinoryu8 (4:59:46 AM): "... What else would it be?"
Hinoryu8 (5:00:02 AM): "Everyone does... No matter how frustrating it is."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:01:42 AM): "So people take pity on you because of your blindness..." Less a question, and more a statement.
Hinoryu8 (5:02:29 AM): "... of course." Miru turns her head down, annoyed.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:03:31 AM): "And they mean well of course...but that doesn't change how much it frustrates you to feel as though you need to accept the pity of others."
Hinoryu8 (5:04:29 AM): "... It's natural to feel pity... Especially at a place like this."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:07:17 AM): "But...is pity and kindness even the same thing, I wonder..."
Hinoryu8 (5:07:41 AM): "... It's an attempt."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:08:49 AM): "Is it? Can you be sure that they're not just attempting to help you out of guilt or some other feeling of obligation?" Her eyes start to glow softly.
Hinoryu8 (5:09:28 AM): "... Why would they feel guilt? It's not them who did it."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:10:50 AM): "When people see a person they think is worse off than them, they usually feel it necessary to try and help them, only out of guilt."
Hinoryu8 (5:11:38 AM): "Sympathy isn't guilt."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:12:14 AM): "Is it any better?"
Hinoryu8 (5:12:59 AM): "... I end my turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:13:48 AM): "At Prismer's destruction, I will activate my trap. N-Signal."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:14:24 AM): "When a monster is destroyed, I may Special Summon a Neo-Spacian from my deck. I choose to summon Advanced Neo-Spacian Grand Mole." (900/300)
Hinoryu8 (5:15:44 AM): "..." Miru nodded. Turn's still over, as her hand is empty.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:15:54 AM): "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:19:03 AM): "...Miru dear. Let me ask you something..."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:19:14 AM): "Do you have anybody at this academy you can call a close friend?
Hinoryu8 (5:19:46 AM): "... What?"
Viewtiful Rekk (5:20:01 AM): "Do you have any close friends at this academy, or just...'helpers'?"
Hinoryu8 (5:20:58 AM): "... Of course I have friends." The pause makes it pretty obvious this sounds shaky, even to herself.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:21:28 AM): "Name them." Not said forcefully, but with some degree of skepticism.
Hinoryu8 (5:22:51 AM): "... Suzuki-san, and Takemiya-san, are always nice..."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:23:19 AM): "Nice for what reason?"
Hinoryu8 (5:24:13 AM): "... People don't need a reason to be nice..."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:24:58 AM): "Unless they're merely doing it out of necessity. To not make you feel left out."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:25:21 AM): "Can you be sure that's not the case, Miru dear?"
Hinoryu8 (5:26:29 AM): "... Of course... They'd have no reason to. You don't even know them!" Congratulations, Desdy, you've made her mad.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:27:26 AM): "I know how people work, Miru dear."
Hinoryu8 (5:27:56 AM): "Not well enough!"
Viewtiful Rekk (5:29:22 AM): "I've seen the ways of the world many times over. I know them better than you think I do."
Hinoryu8 (5:29:39 AM): "You're wrong! Just take your turn!"
Viewtiful Rekk (5:29:50 AM): "....very well."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:30:01 AM): "I will activate the field spell Advanced Neo-Space."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:30:39 AM): A blue cloud of space stretches across the field. "This increases the ATK of all Neo-Spacians and Neos monsters by 500."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:31:01 AM): "Summon Elemental Hero Neos Alius." (2400/1300)
Viewtiful Rekk (5:31:10 AM): "Neos Alius, attack Necroid Shaman.
Hinoryu8 (5:31:40 AM): "... More Heroes I don't know..." Her Disk actually gives her a readout of the monster, audially, though.
Hinoryu8 (5:31:51 AM): Necroid Shaman is destroyed.
Hinoryu8 (5:31:55 AM): (4400 LP)
Viewtiful Rekk (5:31:58 AM): "Grand Mole, attack directly."
Hinoryu8 (5:32:41 AM): Miru stumbles back and nearly falls as Grand Mole hits her.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:32:55 AM): (1400 ATK.)
Hinoryu8 (5:33:13 AM): (3000 LP)
Viewtiful Rekk (5:33:33 AM): "...Miru dear."
Hinoryu8 (5:33:45 AM): "... What is it?"
Viewtiful Rekk (5:34:16 AM): "If something were to happen to you out here...would these...Suzuki or Takemiya come looking for you?"
Hinoryu8 (5:35:19 AM): "... of... of course they would!"
Viewtiful Rekk (5:40:45 AM): "Think about it very hard, Miru dear."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:40:50 AM): "Can you be sure?"
Hinoryu8 (5:41:06 AM): "... I..."
Hinoryu8 (5:42:47 AM): "... Of course I'm sure..." Her voice says otherwise.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:42:54 AM): "...can you be sure they wouldn't be glad? That they wouldn't be burdened anymore by you?"
Hinoryu8 (5:44:04 AM): "I'm not a burden!" Instant snap at that.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:44:21 AM): "I didn't say you were.""
Viewtiful Rekk (5:44:35 AM): "All I did was say that that may be what your fellow students see you as."
Hinoryu8 (5:45:00 AM): "... Just end your turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:45:13 AM): "I end my turn."
Hinoryu8 (5:45:57 AM): "Draw!"
Hinoryu8 (5:46:47 AM): "... Activate the Hope of Fifth. I can shuffle five E-Heroes in my graveyard into my deck, then draw twice... and since I have no hand or field other than it, I draw a third."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:47:54 AM): She nods.
Hinoryu8 (5:48:14 AM): Shining Flare Wingman, Necroid Shaman, Airman, Necro Darkman, and Prismer fall out of her grave. Three go to her main deck, two her fusion.
Hinoryu8 (5:49:39 AM): Then, she drew three. "I activate E - Emergency Call, to move Sparkman from my deck to my hand."
Hinoryu8 (5:50:36 AM): "Now, Fusion! I fuse Sparkman and King of the Swamp... Summon Elemental Hero Shining Flare Wingman!" The hero appears again, looking much more annoyed this time around.
Hinoryu8 (5:51:11 AM): (4300 ATK)
Viewtiful Rekk (5:51:17 AM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:51:28 AM): "You have a very strong connection to this monster."
Hinoryu8 (5:51:35 AM): "Yes."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:51:43 AM): "It is very unfortunate."
Hinoryu8 (5:51:48 AM): "... Unfortunate?"
Viewtiful Rekk (5:51:49 AM): "The light it produces is rather beautiful."
Viewtiful Rekk (5:52:01 AM): "But you are unable to see that light that your ace card produces."
Hinoryu8 (5:53:16 AM): "... So?" She seems desperate at this point, wanting to prove that there's no point to what Desdemona's saying.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:56:11 AM): "So...I just think it is unfortunate."
Hinoryu8 (5:57:59 AM): "... So what if I can't? It doesn't matter... Shining Flare Wingman's attack will win the game for me anyway. Go!"
Viewtiful Rekk (5:58:23 AM): Shining Flare Wingman's light fades...as it vanishes.
Viewtiful Rekk (5:58:29 AM): "Trap Card - Dimensional Prison."
Hinoryu8 (5:59:18 AM): "... No...!"
Viewtiful Rekk (6:01:04 AM): "This removes Shining Flare Wingman from play."
Hinoryu8 (6:01:23 AM): ... Miru just seems to sag a bit as that happens, completely demoralized. "... turn end."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:03:18 AM): "...Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:03:21 AM): "...Miru dear."
Hinoryu8 (6:03:30 AM): "... What?"
Viewtiful Rekk (6:04:06 AM): "Do you know why I have said these things to you?"
Hinoryu8 (6:04:54 AM): "... I... can't think of any reason you'd have other than cruelty."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:05:32 AM): Desdemona smiles a bit sadly. "I'm sure you think so, but...to tell you the truth, it has been for your benefit."
Hinoryu8 (6:05:54 AM): "... my benefit?"
Viewtiful Rekk (6:06:23 AM): "You're a good person, and clearly a skilled duelist."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:07:02 AM): "I do not think it'd be fair to see you stuck in a situation where you would be surrounded only by people who help you out of pity rather than act as an actual friend..."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:07:13 AM): "Eventually leaving you all alone, without a single friend."
Hinoryu8 (6:07:55 AM): "... What about you?"
Viewtiful Rekk (6:08:40 AM): "Hm?"
Hinoryu8 (6:08:52 AM): "... What are you getting at?"
Viewtiful Rekk (6:09:22 AM): "I merely desire to help you."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:09:47 AM): "As I said, with your spirits, for one thing. But I also wish to help you prove to your fellow students that you don't need any of their pity."
Hinoryu8 (6:10:28 AM): "... But if they'll leave me alone, so will you."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:10:49 AM): She shakes her head.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:11:12 AM): "I value my friendships as much as my own life. Were you to ask me to be your friend, I would not take such a thing lightly."
Hinoryu8 (6:11:42 AM): "... if I can't trust Suzuki-san or Takemiya-san, how can I trust you?"
Viewtiful Rekk (6:12:22 AM): "I am not a student for one thing." Her eyes glow a bit more at this point.
Hinoryu8 (6:12:39 AM): "Is that it?"
Hinoryu8 (6:16:13 AM): "... if I trust you... will you really not leave?"
Viewtiful Rekk (6:16:58 AM): "I will not."
Hinoryu8 (6:17:51 AM): "... Then... I'll trust you to keep that word."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:18:41 AM): "..." She smiles. "Thank you very much, for trusting me, Miru."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:18:52 AM): "Now, let's put an end to this duel."
Hinoryu8 (6:18:59 AM): Miru nods.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:19:16 AM): "I activate Neos Alius's effect, Second Summoning it to make its name count as Elemental Hero Neos."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:20:21 AM): "Then I will activate the spell card Pot of Greed, allowing me to draw twice."
Hinoryu8 (6:20:52 AM): The fourth wall prevents Miru from noticing any problem with that.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:20:57 AM): She looks over the cards, and places one into her deck. "Activate Common Soul. This allows me to special summon Advanced Neo-Spacian Flare Scarab from hand."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:21:51 AM): "I will then conduct Triple Contact Fusion between Neos Alius, Grand Mole and Flare Scarab."
Hinoryu8 (6:22:17 AM): "..." Miru seems to realize she's screwed.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:22:30 AM): The three monsters leap upwards, emitting a massive flash.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:23:44 AM): "Summon Evil Hero Magma Neos." A warrior with two insect-like wings and molten rocky armor covering its body floats back down, steam rising from its body. (3000/2500)
Viewtiful Rekk (6:25:37 AM): "Magma Neos gains 400 ATK for every card on the field, plus a bonus of 500 from Advanced Neo-Space."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:25:57 AM): (4300/2500) "Magma Neos will attack directly."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:26:19 AM): The warrior creates a massive blazing meteor in its hand, and flings it straight at Miru.
Hinoryu8 (6:26:53 AM): Miru is nailed, and blown back several feet, to land on her back.
Viewtiful Rekk (6:27:39 AM): Desdemona deactivates the disk and walks over to Miru, before helping her to her feet.
Hinoryu8 (6:27:59 AM): Miru stands, with Desdemona's help, and shakes her head a bit to clear it. Ow.
Hinoryu8 (6:29:22 AM): "... Desdemona-san."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:29:37 AM): "Yes, Miru dear?"
Hinoryu8 (6:30:16 AM): "... I want to prove I am not a burden... No matter what anyone thinks. So, should we ever duel again... I'll try harder, and harder to win."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:31:44 AM): Desdemona smiles at her, and places a hand on her shoulder. "As long as you have that outlook..."
Viewtiful Rekk (6:31:51 AM): "You will definitely prove that."
Hinoryu8 (6:32:25 AM): Miru nods.
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