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[21F]

3... 2... 1...

When the effects wear off, it may be extremely weird that anyone could forget the beautiful catgirl even for as long as they did! She's just there! Leaning against the wall as she has been.

Of course, Reina doesn't have much of an idea as to how long it takes for the effects to wear off so she's not even ready to do anything cool or dramatic. Instead her head is tilted forward slightly as she catnaps peacefully, getting a few precious seconds of shut-eye. Truly cats can sleep anywhere if she can do it standing up while surrounded by chatter. And a one minute nap beats out a no minute nap, that's for sure!
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"Yeah. Let's be quick about it." Asami begins to walk to the teleporter before stopping in her tracks, suddenly noticing Reina. She tilts her head as the catgirl seemingly snoozes. "HEY WAKE UP!" shouts Asami as she stands right beneath Reina. Asami follows up with a mocking giggle, covering her mouth with her fist. Immediately afterwards, she walks away without saying anything else, moving to the teleporter and waiting for Oniko to follow.
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Ironsmith wrote: Nov 02, 2023 7:49 am [21F]

Reina seems to have lucked out in that the teleporter relies on something being physically present in the center of the room to activate, rather than relying on intent like her cell did, further solidifying the elevator parallel. It brings her to her destination without a hitch.

Meanwhile, ignorant of the catgirl among them, Oniko and Yorumi continue with their respective conversations.

"...Um... y-yeah, I guess you don't want to leave that behind." The horned girl nods, crossing her arms after Asami breaks out of them. "We can go grab that right now, if you want. It sounds like something useful to have."

"Oh. Well then." Yorumi gives the drone an affectionate pat on the side, as though she were dealing with a floating crystalline puppy. "I can see that... maybe working? It would depend a bit on whether she's smart enough to realize she's going outside, I guess."
Reinholdt wrote: Nov 02, 2023 8:19 am [21F]

3... 2... 1...

When the effects wear off, it may be extremely weird that anyone could forget the beautiful catgirl even for as long as they did! She's just there! Leaning against the wall as she has been.

Of course, Reina doesn't have much of an idea as to how long it takes for the effects to wear off so she's not even ready to do anything cool or dramatic. Instead her head is tilted forward slightly as she catnaps peacefully, getting a few precious seconds of shut-eye. Truly cats can sleep anywhere if she can do it standing up while surrounded by chatter. And a one minute nap beats out a no minute nap, that's for sure!
[brackets lover] wrote: Nov 05, 2023 6:02 pm [21 F]

"Yeah. Let's be quick about it." Asami begins to walk to the teleporter before stopping in her tracks, suddenly noticing Reina. She tilts her head as the catgirl seemingly snoozes. "HEY WAKE UP!" shouts Asami as she stands right beneath Reina. Asami follows up with a mocking giggle, covering her mouth with her fist. Immediately afterwards, she walks away without saying anything else, moving to the teleporter and waiting for Oniko to follow.
[21F]

"Only one way to find out." Dena replies and is about to do that when Asami shouts draw her attention to Reina, causing her to have to do a double-take.
How was she there all of sudden and why was she sleeping?
The question of why Asami's first reaction to seeing her was to shout loudly also occurs but she was pretty sure that she already knew the answer to that one.
"Reina? Is that you?" She turns on their radio communication as to confirm it was with her and she wasn't talking to some evil clone of the catgirl.
The gorgon reaches out to touch her shoulder as to make sure she was real.
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"...Huh." The horned girl shrugs. "You know, if that is her, that'd be really conv-"

And then Asami.

"Yeah, sis, yell out into the corridors with the guards partolling around, real smart move." Yorumi mutters, making no other effort to either stop her or get them out of sight on the off chance Asami's actions did, in fact, alert a guard somewhere.

After a moment of hesitation, Oniko starts to follow after Asami, pausing a bit next to Dena. "...Right. Um. Don't die, I guess. Not as helpful as I thought it would be."

And with that, she leaves after her friend, once again splitting the party.
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"AAAHHHH!!" Reina's tail poofs up as she jumps approximately eight feet in the air, at a hyperbolic guess. "I was listening to everything, I wasn't asleep you little-" The red face of the catgirl screws her lips shut before she cusses out the stars.

Taking a moment to smooth out her fur she frowns as Dena touches her. "Yeah, it's me," Reina says, immediately turning down her radio to stop the feedback loop. "I figured out how to get out of jail and probably get out of the tower. I am an expert at treasure hunting after all. What happened to follow me by the way? Were these children blocking your path?"
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Asami puffs out her cheeks a bit and looks to the side as she's called out by Yorumi. Asami is clearly embarrassed, not addressing anything said in a bid to move on quickly. "Um... I don't remember what floor my room was on," Asami says nervously to Oniko, prompting them to choose the floor in Asami's stead. Or maybe Oniko doesn't know either and Yorumi will have to tell them both. Either way, upon arriving on said floor and assuming there's no other obstruction, Asami will start walking towards the room she shared with Yorumi, seemingly having remembered the path at least. "So... I'm really one of you guys, huh? All this time and I never knew. What about my powers, then? Are those part of being a star-person, too?"
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"They're star-people or something and I've been busy figuring out how to get out of here before I rescue you in case we'd need to get the hell out of here after that. Since apparently we're contained here by a magical wish if these 'kids' are to be believed." She gestures at any child that wasn't Asami.

"Right now the plan is to see how Violet does escaping and we'll go from there." Technically the plan had been to save Reina first but as Dena had half-expected, she had done her own rescuing.
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"...Hey, don't look at me like that. I'm older than both of you assholes." Yorumi mutters. "Than both of your species, even. Than the concept of an asshole. 'Kid' is way underselling it." The teenager crosses her arms, rolling her eyes in that petulant way only teens ever seemed to truly master.

In tbe midst of this conversation, any of the doors at the ends of any of the hallways can be accessed, and Dena will find they even open on command; if Oniko is to be believed, probably because she's attempting an experiment and not an escape. By all appearances, she shouldn't have any trouble sending Violet outside... though that might end up depending on the exact command given.

[-> 6F]

Fortunately for them both, it seems as though Oniko does, in fact, remember which floor Asami was on. Or is very condifent in her guess. She reaches up to the runed circle and flicks it to the appropriate position, that bizarre tugging sensation briefly returning as they zap to a different floor.

"Probably." She notes with a smile. "Somebody made a wish on you when you first came down here, it sounds like. A lot of us get a bunch of little quirks tied into us based on the wish made. Like... my wish was for chaos. To a lot of people, that makes me one of the bad guys, so I look like one of the bad guys, as mortals understand them. Somehow that also translates to lightning powers. Still not entirely clear on why, but they come in handy every now and then."

The horned girl's smile fades as she regards Asami. "...Listen. I... I really am sorry about how this all played out. I really thought I was helping you. I didn't mean to... to mess up your memory like that." She puts a three-fingered hand on Asami's shoulder. "I'm going to make it up to you, I promise."
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Reina waggles her finger at Yorumi. "Age can't compete with experience." And it sounds like the star people have been locked up a very long time!

The catgirl nods at Dena. "Right. Though, the tower didn't seem to care about Violet to begin with so I don't know if we'll learn much. But we can get a route out of a good scouting mission at the very least. Go for it."
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Asami nods along with the informative explanation. Then, the subject of Asami's memories comes up again. Oniko still seems guilt-ridden, so Asami shoots her a reassuring smile.

"I'm really not upset at all. This is all new to me, so i'm excited!" Asami declares comfortingly, "I'll definitely accept your offer to make it up to me, though! Sounds like that'll be something really fun."

Assuming Oniko is successfully soothed, Asami rushes ahead, having seemingly memorized the actual way back to her room. In a hurry, she runs in and out of the room to grab her phone, coming back in a matter of seconds unless something's around to draw her attention. "Alright, I got it," she says, showing the device to Oniko, "Now, lets get my diary and then figure out what to do about those two strangers."
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Reinholdt wrote: Dec 25, 2023 11:46 am [21F]

Reina waggles her finger at Yorumi. "Age can't compete with experience." And it sounds like the star people have been locked up a very long time!

The catgirl nods at Dena. "Right. Though, the tower didn't seem to care about Violet to begin with so I don't know if we'll learn much. But we can get a route out of a good scouting mission at the very least. Go for it."
Ironsmith wrote: Dec 25, 2023 8:23 am [21F]

"...Hey, don't look at me like that. I'm older than both of you assholes." Yorumi mutters. "Than both of your species, even. Than the concept of an asshole. 'Kid' is way underselling it." The teenager crosses her arms, rolling her eyes in that petulant way only teens ever seemed to truly master.

In tbe midst of this conversation, any of the doors at the ends of any of the hallways can be accessed, and Dena will find they even open on command; if Oniko is to be believed, probably because she's attempting an experiment and not an escape. By all appearances, she shouldn't have any trouble sending Violet outside... though that might end up depending on the exact command given.
[21F]

“This seems to be more than just the turret so we’ll see about that.” Dena reminds Reina before she issues the mental order for Violet to move out through the same way that they entered this place. Hopefully it was still open if there was a wish keeping everyone inside.

Dena is going to take up her little scrying orb to observe what Violet was seeing. But she’s going to move up to the same exit just to make sure that she wouldn’t miss anything that happened to Violet.

“So how did things work out with those guards? How manageable were they?” She asks Reina at some point before they get interrupted during this process.
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