Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/QM_CardHeartPastebin: http://pastebin.com/E9ZihSBV"You, who are you!?" Kaori jumps up and takes an accusatory glare toward the boy who seems to have materialized in our not-home. "Who am I? What?" The older boy seems confused, even though it's him who is intruding in our home. "You're who!?""Who?""No! I asked you that!" "Asked who that?" "YOU!" "I don't get it." The boy sighs and sits back on the couch."I don't get it either." I cross my arms.I am Itsukuma Masami, and I am currently trying to make a card that can turn a monster into a human. I've seen it happen before, so I know it can be done. The question is if I can invoke it to happen instead of just waiting for it to happen. Right now the card looks like a big house. One large enough to contain the big family that I seem to be accumulating. I came to the conclusion, all on my own of course, that maybe having a place to call home would help make some of them into humans.Now, here we are, and there's this boy who I've never seen before. Time for a head count! The people who came with us; there's Mom, Kaori, the secretary, and that monster. So here's Mom and Kaori, the secretary is hiding behind the couch. So of the ones who came with us, that just leaves- "Oh my god, YOU'RE MASAMI!"NO WAIT, I DIDN'T MEAN TO SAY THAT! NOW I SOUND DUMB! "I mean-" I try to coolly recover. "You're the monster!" He looks down at himself, notices his now-fleshy hands, and then freezes. The secretary stands up from behind the couch, wide-eyed and shocked. >"So, how does it feel?">"I can hug you now!" >"So, how did that happen? Do you remember?" >Ask Mom to explain everything>Think about it later.>Other?
>>41912087>"So, how did that happen? Do you remember?"
>>41912087>"So, how does it feel?">Ask Mom to explain everything
>>41912087>tackle hug>"So, how does it feel?">"So, how did that happen? Do you remember?"
>>41912087>"I can hug you now!" >"So, how does it feel?">"So, how did that happen? Do you remember?" I caught this thread after a week of archive binging and am currently squeeing like a little girl.
>>41912087>>"So, how did that happen? Do you remember?"
>>41912087>"So, how does it feel?">"I can hug you now!" >"So, how did that happen? Do you remember?" >Ask Mom to explain everything
>"I can hug you now!" >"So, how does it feel?">"So, how did that happen? Do you remember?"Writing!
>>41912087>"Oh my god, YOU'RE MASAMI!">NO WAIT, I DIDN'T MEAN TO SAY THAT! NOW I SOUND DUMB!Masami is really lucky that she's cute...
My theory was that the nice monster was too nice. So to have experienced the full range of human emotions he had to experience some negative ones like anger or hate. It seems I was wrong.
>>41912410He might just be like that because we're inside the card.
"I CAN HUG YOU NOW!" I yell with enthusiasm as I jump up and wrap my arms around him."Masami! Stop! He's a boy!" Kaori grabs at my collar and pulls me away."..What?" I asked, confused."How does it feel?" Mom asks, examining the silky smooth skin on his hand. "Err.." He still seems to be in shock. He flexes the hand that Mom seems to be holding."Masami! Don't hug people without telling them first! It's really rude!" Kaori scolds me."B-but no one has ever complained before!" "He's a boy Masami, it's different!" "How?!" "It just is!""Umm! Umm!" I wriggle away from Kaori's arms. "But seriously! How did it happen? Do you remember!?" "Priestess-" "Masami! Please!" "Masami, I feel no different than I did a few minutes ago. It almost feels like I'm trapped inside of a dream."The room goes quiet, and I ask the thing that I think everyone is thinking:"I didn't know that you COULD dream!" "That's a good question that I don't know the answer to right now." He replies, sitting back down on the couch.My eyes scan the room for anyone who might be able to give a comparable experience."Miss secretary! You-" That's when I notice, her eyes haven't left the boy. They seem fixated on him, with her hands nervously gripping the back of the couch.What is her big problem?"Miss secretary?" "Huh!? Err, Yes!?" She snaps back to attention."You were a monster once, how did it feel for you!?" "I-" Her eyes turn away from the couch, "I don't remember much about it, but I remember that it felt a lot different when I was a monster." "So, what does this mean." She glances back at the couch, and then back down at her feet. "I don't know." Weird. "Mom?" "I don't know either, Sweetie. I'm sorry." This is just great.>"Can you tell us if you feel anything different? Any new emotions?">"Let's enjoy this!" >"Why are you looking at him, Secretary?" >"Back to the real world, we should show everyone!">Other?
>>41912883>"Why are you looking at him, Secretary?"
>>41912883>"Can you tell us if you feel anything different? Any new emotions?">"Why are you looking at him, Secretary?"
>>41912883>>"Why are you looking at him, Secretary?" >>"Back to the real world, we should show everyone!"
>>41912883>"Let's enjoy this!" >"Why are you looking at him, Secretary?"
>>41912883>>"Can you tell us if you feel anything different? Any new emotions?">>"Let's enjoy this!"
>"Can you tell us if you feel anything different? Any new emotions?">"Why are you looking at him, Secretary?"WRiting!
"But- Other than that!" I interrupt the visibly thick awkwardness in the room. "Can you tell us if you feel differently?!" He looks down at his feet, which strangely have been given a set of nice shoes and pants. Every monster that you saw transform was completely naked after doing so. The secretary, the girl from the mansion, Emillion was also naked apparently. So you're confused why he was given such casual clothes to wear around the house. Also, he is wearing shoes inside of the house, gross! "I feel, more soft." I stare at him confused."And-?""And.. Clothes are kind of tight to wear." Okay, then I'm really confused. Also, clothes are fun to wear, what is he talking about?"Is that all that feels different? Because that doesn't seem right." "That's all that I can tell. The feeling of emptiness remains." That's awful! I almost start to stand up so I can go hug him again, but I can feel Kaori pulling at my collar. She pulls my head backwards, and I notice that the secretary is staring at him again."What's wrong?" I ask. "W-what's wrong!?" She replies all defensively."Why are you staring at hi-""WHWHWHAT DO YOU MEAN 'STARING'? WHO IS STARING!? THE ONLY ONE STARING IS YOU!" Her hands grab my mouth and hold it tightly."Mmphpmmhphhh-""Seriously! You're such a weirdo!" I'm not a weirdo! >Press the issue, what has her so flustered?>Nope, drop it. So how is it like being human now?>Mooom!>Okay, seriously, let's try going back and telling everyone! >Argue with her.>Other?
>>41914100>Press the issue, what has her so flustered?>Argue with her.
>>41914100>Press the issue, what has her so flustered?ehehehe
>>41914100>>Mooom!>>Okay, seriously, let's try going back and telling everyone!
>>41914100>Mooom!>Okay, seriously, let's try going back and telling everyone!
>>41914100>Nope, drop it. So how is it like being human now?>Okay, seriously, let's try going back and telling everyone!
>Press the issue, what has her so flustered?>Mooom!>Okay, seriously, let's try going back and telling everyone!Writing!
Seriously, why is she so flustered? What is going on?"Secretary-" "No!" she crosses her arms, frowning."Kaori?" "Masami, just let it go." She, too, is blushing. Why?"Moom!" "Sweetie, I think we should talk about this later." What's there to talk about? I don't get it! The boy is staring at the secretary, look of absolute confusion on his face. He arches his eyebrows slightly."What are you talking about? I don't understand." "Hey." Mom nudges him, "That's enough." Meanwhile, the secretary has completely hidden behind the couch again. I can hear her wringing her hands from behind as everyone talks about that awkward incident she helped create.Everyone is just so weird."Anyway!" I jump up in excitement. "We need to tell everyone that we found a way, right now!" "Well, at least Marie." Mom leans back, "She needs to know that whatever crazy plan she's cooking up won't be necessary.""Y-yes, please, get me out of here." I hear the secretary whimper. I start to say something, but Kaori's glare makes me think otherwise. --We're back in the real world now. Everyone jumps at our sudden arrival, before returning to whatever silliness they were doing previously.Mom sighs in relief as she counts everyone to make sure they made it back safely. Kaori nudges me again. "(Masami! That was really rude!)""(What was!?)""(You're prodding the secretary on a subject you're way too young to understand!)""(She looks younger than me!)" "(That's not-)"Mom gasps! We turn our head to see what's wrong. That boy, the one who was formerly a monster, is now a monster again! It didn't work at all! He stands in silence, examining his metallic fingers. Mom scrambles around him, trying to see if his armor comes off or something.Either ways, it seems that card wasn't all it was cracked up to be."Phooey." >So how DOES it work? >Awwwwwww! >Throw a fit>Cry>Pout>Other?
>>41915565>So how DOES it work?Now is not the time for tantrums, now is the time for SCIENCE!
>>41915565>>Throw a fit>>Cry>>Pout
>>41915565>>Awwwwwww!>>Pout>>So how DOES it work?
>>41915565>Awwwwwww! >Pout>So how DOES it work?
>>41915565>So how DOES it work? >Pout
>>41915565>So how DOES it work?>Pout
>>41915565>Awwwwwww!>Pout>So how DOES it work?
>Awwwwwww!>Pout>So how DOES it work?Writing!
"AwwwwWWWWW" My little foot slams against the floor. This gesture may have produced something a little more than a thump if I was a bit taller."THIS SUCKS!" My arms tightly wrap around my elbows, and my face turns to a scowl. I have never pouted harder before than I am right now.How? Why didn't it work? It worked over there, and everything! Isn't that enough!? Now I feel extra bad. I told him that I was going to make him into a human, I promised him even! How awful must he feel right now? Being a human for just a minute, before all of it was taken away from him? I feel my frown almost burning into my face."Then how DOES it work!?" I shout to no one. Mom is still busy looking the monster over, and Kaori is chattering with the secretary about something. I don't know what.I walk up to Mom and tug on her sleeve. "Why didn't that work!? What happened?" "I'm not sure, but-" Mom sighs and stands up straight. "For whatever reason, it released his human form in that world, but not this world.""So all of this was a waste!" "N-not quite, calm down. Please." She waves me off. "It seems like the card is working half-way. It can turn monsters human in that world, just not in the real world." She pats me on the head, my frown calms down a little."When I first started out, my biggest problem were cards that worked in that world, but not the real world. It was a huge problem that existed before drafting came along. Your card might work in due time, let's give it another try after lunch." After lunch? Oh, I hadn't realized it, but we spent almost another hour in there. I wish the day was longer.>Go talk with the monster again and apologize for messing up.>Talk to Kaori, I want that talk right now! >Spy on Kaori and the secretary. I want to know what was so sensitive! >OH NO! I left Cirrus asleep in the garden! I hope she hasn't thrown a fit! >Other?
>>41916312>Go talk with the monster again and apologize for messing up.>OH NO! I left Cirrus asleep in the garden! I hope she hasn't thrown a fit!
>>41916312>>>Go talk with the monster again and apologize for messing up.>>OH NO! I left Cirrus asleep in the garden! I hope she hasn't thrown a fit!
>>41916343And with this I must go sleep. Thanks for running!
>>41916312>OH NO! I left Cirrus asleep in the garden! I hope she hasn't thrown a fit! panic?
>>41916312>OH NO! I left Cirrus asleep in the garden! I hope she hasn't thrown a fit!
>>41916378Thanks for playing!>Go talk with the monster again and apologize for messing up.>OH NO! I left Cirrus asleep in the garden! I hope she hasn't thrown a fit!Writing!
I can't just ignore him. I still feel very guilty for promising to change his life, and being unable to deliver.It's a very disgusting feeling deep in my heart. He needs to know that, at the very least, I did my best.I walk up to him, he appears to be watching the kids playing in the living room."Hey." "Hello." He turns to face me. Even that motion makes me feel sick."Please forgive me!" I bow. He steps back. "What? Why?" "I said I was gonna make you human, and I didn't! You must think I'm the worst person in the world!" "Masaaami." Even he has mastered that whine that Kaori makes. "I know it's not your fault." "It really is, though!" "No it's not, you said you were going to do your best, and you did. That's all I wanted." That doesn't help my guilt, I still feel angry at myself."Listen." He pats my head, "I already knew before you started that there was a good chance that it wouldn't work. I've been trying for a long time to make myself into a human."He kneels down to where he's at my eye level, well, if he had eyes."It isn't something you can give, Masami. It's something that I have to find.""B-but! Now I don't know how I'm going to beat Asai if I can't make him human!" "I wish I had the answer for you, Masami. But I trust that you can do it. Maybe it didn't work on me, but it may work on him. It's not the same for everyone." This sucks! I wish I could just go inside him and get the human out. It was like that with Cirrus-"OH NO! I forgot about Cirrus! She's sleeping in the garden!" "That you should apologize for." He stands back up."T-thank you, I'll definitely find a way to make you human! Just you wait!" I turn away from him and bolt to the back door, practically leaping off the porch.>Cont.
"CIRRUS!" I yell, fearing that she may be wandering around the garden now. "CIIIRRUUUUSSS! I'm SORRRRRRRRY!" I hear some birds, startled by my yelling, flap away from the trees. Some of the crickets in the underbrush stop chirping.Then I realize that I should probably tone my voice down. I don't want to wake her up and make her even MORE panicked. The tree she fell asleep under comes into view. I hop next to the base of it and search around. Nothing.Oh no! Cirrus really did wander away! "CIIIIIIIIRRRUUUUUUUUU-" I'm cut off by my coughing. I just need to calm down, maybe she went home? That's right! She doesn't think of this place as her home! Her home is still inside of the card! I take it out and examine it, but despite my supposition, it doesn't feel like she's home. It still feels like it's missing something. "Cirrus! This isn't funny anymore!" I yell, starting to walk around the garden. "You aren't hiding, are you?" I spin on my heel back toward the tree, expecting to see her hiding behind the trunk. On the tree, flapping in the wind, appears to be a note. Does Cirrus know how to write? I take it down and read from it, albeit it's hard because it has a lot of stylized writing. "D-dear P-priestess."Wait a minute, that's me! "M-M, uh, M-D four, two. And. Wait, what is that? Some kind of serial number?" Now I'm even more confused, what is this letter? "MD-Something went on extended v-vacation several months back. Fortunately, she comes back to work t-today. Thank you for t-taking care of her in that time. The exp-experience you gave her will serve her well in her job. PS: Honk Honk." Wait a minute.WAIT A MINUTE! WAIT A MINUTE! >AAAAAHHHHHHHHH>NO NO NO NO NO NO>Calm! Calm! Calm! CALMCALMCALMCALM>Take out your phone and call Kaori despite the fact she's less than a hundred feet away. >Call Mom!>CALL EVERYONE>Other?
>>41916978>AAAAAHHHHHHHHH>NO NO NO NO NO NO>CALL EVERYONE
>>41916978>>AAAAAHHHHHHHHH>>NO NO NO NO NO NO>>CALL EVERYONE
>>41916978>AAAAAHHHHHHHHH>Calm! Calm! Calm! CALMCALMCALMCALM>Take out your phone and call Kaori despite the fact she's less than a hundred feet away.
>>41916978>AAAAAHHHHHHHHH>NO NO NO NO NO NO>CALL EVERYONEwe're going clown hunting tonight
>>41916978>AAAAAHHHHHHHHH>Take out your phone and call Kaori despite the fact she's less than a hundred feet away.
Give me just a moment before I start writing again.
>AAAAAHHHHHHHHH>NO NO NO NO NO NO>CALL EVERYONEWriting!
My internet connection, for whatever reason, is biting it. Hopefully it resolves itself.
>>41918858That sucks, good luck with that! I'm gonna have to sleep so thanks for writing.
>>41918950Thank you, good night!>Next post almost done.
The note falls from my hand. I feel that awful feeling in the pit of my stomach. I go to say something, but instead my hands snap up to the sides of my head. They grab and gnaw at my scalp as my mouth opens agape, and the only feeling coursing through me right now crawls from my stomach and out into the world."AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" Another flock of birds takes off from the top of the tree.My hands fumble in my pockets, causing my phone to flip out and hit the dirt. I pick it up and immediately hit the first tile on it. "H-hello?" I hear a timid voice on the other end."CIRRUS IS GOOOONE." "What!? Is that what I heard?! Was that you?" Oh, it's Aiko. She's inside right now."GOOOOOOONE-""Hold on, I'll tell-" Beep.I hit the next tile on my phone."Masami!" Kaori yells from the other end of the line, "What was that sound!?" "THEY TOOK CIRRUS!" "Who took Cirrus?! Why did you call me when I can see you out the window?" "You're not helping!" I yelp, then I hit the third tile. "Masami, calm down." Mom says, there's timid chattering on the other side of the line. "Just calm down""Mom!" I squeak, "Being calm has never worked!" "Sweetie, take a breath, come inside."--"Why. Why. Why. Why." My arms squeeze Kaori. Who makes a frustrated mumble. "I just got off the phone with the police, Masami." Mom beeps her phone, "I filed a missing person report. They'll look around Fortune for her." "W-w-w-w.""I think she means-" Kaori sighs, "Is 'What have the police done about Fortune before?'" "Oh, no no." Mom smiles, "I wasn't going to rely on them. I just wanted them to know so when we destroying things, it's not without precedent.""Oh that's-" Kaori stops, and I stop crying even if for just a moment."Mom, what did you just say?" "I said, we're going to go over there and destroy everything to get Cirrus back." >You are Mom, right?>YAAY! >Hold on! I don't have a card ready yet! >I don't know about this.>Other?
>>41920354>YAAY! >Hold on! I don't have a card ready yet!Mom is best mom.
>>41920354>You are Mom, right?>did you just remeber another cool superpower you didn't tell me about before?
>>41920354>YAAY! >Hold on! I don't have a card ready yet!
>>41920354>>You are Mom, right?>>Hold on! I don't have a card ready yet!
>>41920354>You are Mom, right?>Hold on! I don't have a card ready yet!
I got pulled away.>>You are Mom, right?>Hold on! I don't have a card ready yet!>did you just remeber another cool superpower you didn't tell me about before?Writing!
Everyone who was listening to this exchange stops. The room goes silent. Which is remarkable, considering how many people are here."You, you are Mom, right?" She smiles. "H-Have you always been like this?" Kaori also seems scared."It's not unlike me." Mom is still smiling, it's almost unnerving. "Before, they were just keeping me there. Which is fine because I work there and helped make it. But now-" Mom stands up and walks over to a cabinet. She takes out a black box of some kind with a lock on it."But now- they just kidnapped a child. That's where I draw the line." She doesn't even bother unlocking it, instead she pulls the top of the box until it pops off. Wow. Inside seems to be a bracelet of some kind. Why a bracelet? "What's that?" "Something special my father gave me. It's like a handcuff for a monster." A handcuff? "What does that do?" "This is why I wasn't too worried about today, Masami." There's that smile again. "I'm going to go to Fortune, kick the door down, and put this on Asai. Maybe I'll throw him into space after that. Who knows!" Eep, that sounds scary."Could you have done this all along!?" "Well, maybe. I was saving this, though. It's one-time use only and I don't know how to make any more." "Moom! Who deserved it more than Asai?" "I don't know, which is why I was saving it." She starts walking to her room, "I'm going to get dressed, if you're coming with me, you should too. I think you should stay here, though. It might get a little dangerous." >Of course I'm going with you! >And so is- >>Who else? Kaori? Julie? Haruko?>>I'm calling the principal, too. >Mom! Calm down! It's scary to see you like this! >Stop smiling like that! >Other?
>>41922540>Of course I'm going with you! >And so is- >> Julie and Haruko>>I'm calling the principal, too.
>>41922540>>Mom! Calm down! It's scary to see you like this!>>Of course I'm going with you!
>>41922540>Of course I'm going with you!>And so is- >>Julie and Haruko>Mom! Calm down! It's scary to see you like this! >Stop smiling like that!
>>41922540>Of course I'm going with you! >And so is- >>Julie and Haruko>>I'm calling the principal, too.
>Mom! Calm down! It's scary to see you like this! >Of course I'm going with you!>And so is- >>Julie and Haruko>>I'm calling the principal, too.Writing!Let's see how I feel while writing this. This might be the last post of the night.
"Mom! Wait! Hold on!" She stops just before she disappears into her room."Calm down! It's scary seeing you like this!" She sighs, "Sorry, I just feel something that I'm not sure I've felt in a very long time. This sense of overwhelming anger." "But it's fine! Everyone is fine, Mom! They're not really going to hurt her, right?" She doesn't answer that question, instead she walks into her room and closes the door.Now I'M started to feel worried. That's not the thing you should be making me do, Mom!"I'm going with you, you know!" I yell at her closed door. "And so is Julie and Haruko! We're getting ready right now!" "We are?" I turn to see the twins standing right behind me, they're still in their pajamas. "That's right, you are!" "YAAY!" They both yell, that wasn't the reaction I expected from them.Oh right! I should get someone who might be able to keep Mom calm. I pick up my phone again and tap the tile for the Principals phone. It picks up, "Is this about Fortune, Masami?" "How did you know?" "Today's the last day. And I heard on the police scanner that there's a missing child. I put two and two together." He's pretty sharp for a man who, I guess, lives at the school."Anyway! I called because I wanted your help!" "I'm already on the way. Ken's here, too." Seriously? Ken'ichi of all people is volunteering to help? "Okay then! But also-" >I'm going to call the student council, and ask if they want to come>I'm going to call Fortune and ask them what the heck is going on! >I'll call Marie, and maybe ask for her help>-Also Mom is getting a little angry and acting weird, can you help!?>Other?
>>41923399>Also Mom is getting a little angry and acting weird, can you help!?
>>41923399>-Also Mom is getting a little angry and acting weird, can you help!?
>>41923399>>-Also Mom is getting a little angry and acting weird, can you help!?
>>-Also Mom is getting a little angry and acting weird, can you help!?Writing last post of the night!
"Um also!" I walk away from Mom's door. "Mom is acting kinda weird, what do I do?!" "Kinda weird? Can you tell more?" "She has some kind of weird smile on, and keeps talking about blowing up Fortune. This is like, the first time I can think of that she has acted this way. I'm scared." It's true."Oh yeah, Izumi has a mean streak when she gets angry. Fortunately, it's really hard to make her mad. Has this thing really gotten to her?""She said it crossed a line. Something about hurting children." The line is silent."Is something wrong?" "No, no, it's just. The last time she said something crossed a line, she sort of, well-" "What?" "Never mind. Anyway, try to calm her down. We'll be there in a few minutes." "B-but what happened?""Try not to think about it. Keep her calm, we'll be there soon." "O-okay." Try not to think about it!? That's worrying. I just thought she would get moody and snippy, but now I'm thinking something different. I walk over to the room and open the door, just to be greeted with Julie and Haruko changing. They're both completely naked sans their socks, and arguing over which outfit would be the best to take."No the blue one! This is a sneaking mission!" "Are you kidding? Mom is angry! This is going to be a huge assault! The red one would be better!" "What are you two even arguing about!?""I think we should wear blue underwear with a black shirt!" "No! Red! It needs to scare our enemies!" "Oh my gosh JUST GET DRESSED YOU TWO!" I yell, slamming the door. Those two, what am I going to do with them?"Masamii, I'm ready!" I look to the door to see Mom, glowing. I haven't seen her glow in a very long time. Her hair turns another color, and- "W-what are you wearing?" "It's my old battle outfit! I'm amazed it still fits.""Uhh, and those?" "Oh, these are throwing knives. And this is a thing called a grenade!" Strange, it suddenly got very cold. Yet I am still sweating.>Thread End
Thank you everyone. This was a fun thread, and I think we got a lot done. Does it feel like the final arc yet? I hope it does! Thanks to everyone who participated today. Let me know what you thought of it!
>>41925366Thanks for running.
>>41925366Thanks for the thread! I'd definitely say it feels like the build-up to the final stretch, the briefing before the last mission as it were.Warmode-Mom is scary, in a cool way. Or cool in a scary way, I haven't quite decided yet. Julie and Haruko are pretty strong competitors for Masami in the adorably dumb stakes.