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As the bell rings and the teacher leaves, the Class Rep stands up from her seat, obentou in hand. On her face, determination.

She walks over to your direction…

And passes by your seat. The class rep heads over to the table on the corner of the classroom, by the window. Nakamura Eiji’s seat.

“And where are you going, Eiji?”

“R-Ryou? I was off to get some lunch…”

“Idiot! Didn’t I tell you you’re having lunch with me today?”

You on the other hand, fix up your things before heading out to the canteen. Behind you is a common occurrence ever since you’ve been part of Class 2-1 – the Class Rep, ever the “tsundere” type, trying to ask out Nakamura-san to lunch.

“Ara, ara. So early in the morning and you’re already being all brutish, Hikaru-san?”

A voice like ringing bells echoes through-out the room. Entering the room like a fresh breeze, in walks the top beauty of the school, carrying a bentou four stacks high.

“…Kobayashi Mariko.”

At first the boys were clamoring all over just trying to get a glimpse of the princess, but eventually it became obvious that she’s only infatuated to one guy.

“Don’t tell me you’re going to feed poor Eiji-kun leftovers for lunch, Hikaru-san?”

“They’re homemade!”

“Eh? But didn’t you say—“

“Shut up, Eiji!”

Though this thing has been a common occurrence for you, you find yourself watching the scene unfolding in the back of the class. The tsundere class rep. The haughty ojou type. The wimpy guy. Why if you didn’t know any better, you’d think this was some cheap harem romcom rip-off!

But you know better. After all this is true life, right? This is all just a coincidence.

You are just about to leave when something catches your eye. The two girls, the Class Rep and the Ojou. They’ve always been eye-catching as the top beauties of the school, but there was one particular thing that caught your attention.

Their hair.

Kobayashi Mariko sported long silver hair that reached down to her knees. Hikaru Ryou, on the other hand, sported a more appropriate length, with a braid on the side of her hair. Her shampoo and hair color were the same: lilac.

Silver hair. Lilac hair. Silver hair. Lilac hair.

It was against the school regulations to dye your hair. Not that that stopped the delinquents, but no way will the Class Rep and Top Student be dyeing their hair such ridiculous colors.

No, as far as you know, they’ve always sported those hair colors. And for all this time, you’ve never thought of it as ‘unnatural’.

Why have you always thought they were natural? The answer is simple. They ARE natural.

It was then that you [Awakened]. To the fact that you are NOT living in the real world, but in fact, in a universe akin to a harem romcom anime.

And, as you stare at Nakamura Eiji, you come to the realization that you are not the protagonist.

>”Wait, let’s think about things rationally for a second…”
>”NOOOOOOOOOOOOO...!”
>Write in
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>>2113586
>"I guess I'll have to steer it towards yuri romcom anime."
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>>2113586

>Write in

>I MUST SURPASS THE PROTAG
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>>2113586
>”NOOOOOOOOOOOOO...!”
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>>2113586
>”Wait, let’s think about things rationally for a second…”
If we're in an anime as a self-aware background character, then we've got an edge most characters do not: genre-savviness. Wonder if we could use it to elevate ourselves to side character or even protagonist.
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>>2113586
>”Wait, let’s think about things rationally for a second…”
The protagonist of a harem anime is bound unshakably to his role and his fate. But as someone who is out of the limelight, we have our freedom. We can more easily influence events without attracting the notice of the Powers-That-Be. Better to be a king in Hell than a slave in Heaven and all that.

Besides, the protagonist of a harem anime is always either incurably dense or terribly miserable. And as we already have an inkling of what's going on, one of those options would be closed to us, if we were in his place.

Of course, there's always the possibility that we're getting it entirely wrong, and we're the protagonist of a parody of the genre, but let's not go there just yet.
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>Write in
Who needs to be the protagonist?

We can be the cool character. The fun one and a fan favorite besides the protagonist, without any major dillema's or responsibilities.

>>2113606
As my man here says it wouldn't be a proper harem anime if the protagonist just had his way with all the girls in the first season. That sort of shit is saved until the end.
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>”Wait, let’s think about things rationally for a second…”
>Write ins

Before you could react, the door slides open and in comes another female.

“Rinko-chan has arrived! Senpaiiii~ I bought us some bread to eat for lunch!”

Fujimura Rinko. Kouhai, cute, sporting pig-tails that make the small girl look even younger. You check her hair: bright and fiery orange. The underclassman has always visited your class, yet somehow you never took note of something so bombastic.

The girl looks at the two girls arguing in front of Nakamura-san. “Eh? Did I come at a bad time, Senpai?”

But before he could reply, the table in front of Nakamura-san starts to rumble. And with that, from under the table, emerges a sleepy girl with hair as bright blue as the summer sky.

“Eh?!” Shouts the guy and all three girls in surprise.
“Rei! What are you doing down there?” asks Nakamura.
“Ei-chan…? I was just napping…”
“E-E-E-Eiji! That is not allowed in school property!”
“Guwoh!”
As the poor guy is hit in the face by your class rep, your mind is spinning in all different directions. Is it because of the [Awakening]? The color and information overload happening in front of you? A mixture of both?

With so many facts that need to be organized, there’s only one thing that is undeniable. All these girls, even before you have [Awoken] circled only one character: that of Nakamura Eiji.

Which means you are nothing in this universe but a [Mob Character]. Well, at least to his story.

You put a hand to your desk as you get a bit woozy. Instead of overreacting, you try to think things through, but the commotion in the room is too noisy. You step out of the classroom and head to…

>The rooftop, to deliberate what steps to take going forward.
>The comfort room, to try and collate everything we know for now.
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The laws of the universe speak clearly: the protagonist may be only one and he is going to get ALL the bitches.

With that meta knowledge in hand, unless we resign ourselves to our fate, following course of action lays ahead of us: we shall become the ULTIMATE WINGMAN.
We will actively attempt to direct every female body available to us in protagonist's direction and aid his harem in growing past all natural boundaries. We will literally cover him in bitches until they reach a critical mass where time itself will buckle under their competition resulting in a paradox singularity. Thus we shall bring about the end of the narrative curse and liberate the piece of multiverse we call home of its chains - or its existence. Either one would be a mercy.
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>>2113614
>Neither; both are too cliche and likely to get us involved in shit when we need to have space to think.
>We go to the school cafeteria, where nothing ever really happens unless the protagonist's actually there - and even then usually only if you're at the protagonist's table.

Another option is the library. I would be fine with either, really.
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>>2113614
>Those sound like typical cliche places for the protagonist to go to.
>I should not be at the center of attention.
If I'm not the main character of this story then I will be the writer. I'll set events in motion and do some background stuff and control where this harem story is going. I'll be Nakamura's apoptosis and make his harem life more interesting.
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>The comfort room, to try and collate everything we know for now.

Rooftop is a trap. Have seen anime, can confirm it will be bursting with characters.
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>>2113614
>>2113617
Thinking about it, the restroom might be fine as well, since we don't know of any other significant male characters. Yet.

I'll change to that if we need to break a tie.
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>>2113616

>Wanting to be fate's bitch

WE MAKE OUT OWN FATE, MC-KUN WILL HAVE NOTHING ON US

>>2113614

Neither, to the library
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>>2113617
Supporting this.

Also, I am of the opinion that we try and ignore the main harem protag's story as long as possible, and make our own. Thus becoming side characters.

And if we become side characters we can influence the plot easier.
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>Since neither seems to be pretty prevalent, I tried to do a hybrid scenario

You step out the classroom, and met with a sea of students all making their way to their lunch spots. You let the wave take you as you head towards nowhere in particular.

Your eyes wander to the many people around you. Black hair. Brown hair. The colors of the [Mob] that you now find yourself part of. Among this sea of people, you find none of their faces remarkable or memorable. Does that mean neither is yours? You try to remember what you looked like before. It almost feels like when you used to open your own high-school yearbook and tried to remember who the person in the photo was again.

You are struck again with another headache. Yearbook…that means you have graduated from your past life, if you could view your own yearbook. As you walk around aimless, you try to focus, and discover something of note: you seem to retain bits and pieces of your past life.

But then that presents a new problem for you. You are unsure which memories are from this world, and which are from your own world. You eventually find yourself wandering not by choice, but because you have no clue where to go. In your mind, there are multiple building outlines, and you are unsure which one is the correct one.

Why do you retain some of your memories? In fact, why are you reincarnated as a [Mob Character]? Is this some sort of hell where you could only watch as another enjoys the dream of many an adolescent male? A heaven where could live your life inside of an anime? A purgatory where you are forced to relive your high school days?

For now, you reach to the conclusion to not push the parameters too much until you know more about the universe you reside in. You also have to reorganize which one is from your past life, and which one is this life’s. Play the [Mob Character] role for now, and try to figure out the rules of this game.

The bell rings, and the students start moving back to their classrooms. You haven’t eaten yet, but you don’t feel particularly hungry with all the nausea anyway. You could cut class, but decide against it as it breaks the [Mob] rule. If this universe is a god playing games with you after all, breaking the [Mob] character could be dangerous in more ways than one. You decide to play it safe.

You find another [Mob Character] that looks vaguely familiar, and decide to follow her, hoping she'll lead you back to 2-1.

>contd.
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Thankfully, your hunch is correct. The girl is indeed from the same classroom, and you find yourself back in 2-1 with some time to spare. You make your way back to your desk and start bringing out the textbooks for the next class. As you try to remember what subject is the next subject anyway, you spot something on the ground.

Huh, an eraser. Must belong to the—

>Girl sitting on my left.
>The empty seat on my right.

BTW I just realized I’m doing all this in incognito mode. Does anyone know if my ID will be saved?
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>>2113643
>Girl sitting on my left.

>Spoiler
It's based on IP I think, so you should be fine.
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>>2113643
>>Girl sitting on my left.

What anon said, it's based on IP.
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>>2113643
>Girl sitting on my left.
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>>2113643

>Girl sitting on my left.
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>>2113643
>Girl sitting on my left.
Haha, an eraser can't belong to an empty-

>...
>W-what? An empty seat? Why is it not next to Nakamura? Who's sitting beside him right now?
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>>2113643
>>Girl sitting on my left.
Incognito doesn't hide your IP, just doesn't save your activity, so you're fine.
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“Um, is this yours?” I ask the girl sitting to my left.

Your seatmate looks at you surprised. She looks at your outstretched hand, before nodding and taking the eraser.

“Yes. Thank you, Yamada-san.”

Yamada? You then realize that that is your name in this world – Yamada Ken.

“No problem.”

You settle back into your seat, but for some reason, your gaze remains on your seatmate. Her black hair tied back into a ponytail with a pink scrunchie, she’s cute in every definition of the word. She’s nothing compared to the class rep, nor the ojou, but she definitely has some appeal.

But then you frown as you realize that she’s also just a [Mob Character] in this world. Her face has that same trait of being almost forgettable, like characters in a manga where they don’t sketch the eyes. It saddens you to think that girls like her could just be thrown aside, disposable, just because they didn’t get the role. You somehow wonder if she’s actually just a husk inside to serve the purpose of making the MC feel normal.

You then start to wonder if you’re just a husk too.

You then start to wonder that maybe she’s a reincarnat—

“Yamada-san?”

“S-Sorry, I wasn’t sta—“

“Are you alright? You seem a bit pale.”

After you realize that the girl beside you is actually just genuinely concerned, you force a smile. With all the things that’s happened today, it wouldn’t be surprising if he looked a bit sickly.

“I’m fine, thank you…”

You try to dig up the name in your head. One pops up. Hanazawa. Hanazawa Mayumi.

“…Hanazawa-san.”

She nods, before returning to her bag. You straighten up yourself as well, wondering in the back of your mind if Hanazawa really was her name, or if you just spoke it into existence…

You glance to your right. The seat is still empty. You could ask Hanazawa-san about who sits there, but you don’t seem to be that close yet. Maybe in the future.

For now, classes are starting.

>cont’d.
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>>2113676
End of the school day. The noisy harem is no longer in the classroom, and the few classmates with you are gearing to leave as well.

You--

>Go home.
>Go to...club?
>Write in
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>>2113679
>Go to...club?
Going home club is still going strong
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>spoke it into existence
Super power confirmed.

>>2113679
>Go home.

Let's see how empty this world really is. Check the news, social media, anything. What are we working with exactly?
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>>2113679
>Go home

Let’s break the stereotype
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>>2113679
>Write in
Go outside and do some investigation and figure out who you are and what kind of world you live in. Who knows? Maybe you'll discover something interesting.
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>>2113679
>>Go home.
I think I'd just like to go home now and not think about how my entire life may just be a fabrication of normalcy mean't to help ground something as silly as a harem romcom. We're too young for this shit man.
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>Go Home

You decide to head home. After just being [Reawakened], you can’t help but feel excited at the prospect of exploring your world with different eyes. Not to mention, you don’t have memories of being member of a club. Which means, you probably weren’t a member of a club in this life nor the past.

So you head home…

Or, you want to head home, but you realize with your memories still jumbled you still don’t know how to get the heck out of this school.

After fixing your things, you head out to the hallway. Unlike last lunch time, the number of students in the hallways are few. You walk around, sometimes having to retrace your steps, and eventually end up in a fork in the road.

The road to the left is bustling with noise. The right one is quiet, bar the occasional echoes of footsteps.

You know for sure one of these ways is the exit. So you take the—

>Left
>Right
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>>2113706
>T-this is a school, right? Can't we look out of some nearby windows to get our bearings?
Even without knowing the layout of the campus, it should be obvious which direction the school gate is in - or at least which ones it isn't.

Alternatively, the school website might have a map - if we can even remember the name of our school to plug into Google.
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>>2113706
>Left
My anime knowledge tells me that quiet hallways always lead to trouble.
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>>2113708
You look out the window to gain your bearings. You find the building to be shaped like a U, with a courtyard in the middle, and both sides flanked by two school buildings. You cannot see which side the gate is from here. The Left and Right hallways both lead to stairs going down to the first floor, the Left one the noisy route, the Right one the quiet route.

You take the--

>Noisy Route (Left)
>Quiet Route (Right)
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>>2113715
>Noisy Route (Left)
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>>2113715
>>Noisy Route (Left)
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>>2113715
>Quiet Route (Right)
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>>2113715
>Noisy Route (Left)

It's also most likely where the main character's shenanigans are taking place, so there are plenty of [Mob Characters] to stare at him groping a girl or some shit.
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>>2113715
>Quiet Route (Right)
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>>2113715
You take the Noisy route (left). Upon descending the stairs, you find yourself puzzled. This wasn’t the way to the school exits.

Instead, you end up in a hallway with multiple rooms. The noise, upon getting to the ground floor, seems to have multiplied. You glance into one of the rooms, and spy multiple people sitting around a table, chatting while doing crochets.

You realize that this is where the clubrooms could be found.

Well, no matter. All you have to do is cross the courtyard to the other wing, where the gates are, and be on your way. You make your way there, but your steps are stopped after passing one room.

This particular club room seems to be louder and more energetic than all the others. A strange aura of melancholy washes over you as you stare at the door. A feeling similar to watching your favorite SoL anime.

You look at the sign of the room. ‘Researcher’s Club’. You can’t help but giggle. What the heck is that supposed to mean?

You hear the high pitch voice of the kouhai on the other side, the dignified sermons of the ojou, and Nakamura Eiji trying to play straight man. You could even somehow make out the snores of your classmate Tezuka Rei. You don’t realize immediately that one voice is absent.

“Hm? Why, if it isn’t Yamada-kun.”

You turn to see the Class Rep, Hikaru Ryou. She’s carrying a bag filled with drinks and snacks. Seems heavy.

>”Good afternoon, class rep.”
>”Afternoon, class rep. Could I help you with that?”
>*retreat*
>Write in
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>>2113737
>>”Good afternoon, class rep.”

>"Sorry, I was looking for someone. See you later."
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>>2113737
>”Good afternoon, class rep.”
Can I help with that is a trap option.
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>>2113715
>>Noisy Route (Left)
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>>2113737
>”Good afternoon, class rep.”
Let's try to keep the discussion to a minimum.
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>>2113737
>>*retreat*
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>>2113737
>>”Good afternoon, class rep.”
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>>2113737
>>*retreat*

She knows. Abort. Abort.
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>>2113737
>”Good afternoon, class rep.”

“Good afternoon too, Yamada-kun.” She smiles, gentle and demure. You’re instantly reminded again why she’s considered one of the school’s top beauties. “Came to take a look at our club?”
I point to the noisy door. “This is your club, class rep?”
“Yes, unfortunately…” you notice her grit her teeth and mutter under her breath, “I swear this is the stupidest club in the planet,” before returning to her ace student attitude. “It’s got its faults, but all in all, the Researcher’s Club has its own charms too.”
“What do you do in the Researcher’s Club, exactly?”
“To be honest, Yamada-kun? I wish someone will tell me too.” Her tone is sweet and gentle, unlike how she usually speaks with Nakamura-san. “I encourage you to join a club, Yamada-kun. Being a part of a club is the fastest way for you to integrate into this school body.”
“What do you mean?”
“Why, being a transferee and all, wouldn’t you like to build your circle of friends quickly? The school takes huge pride in our cultural clubs. Aren’t they just a lively bunch? Oh, but if you’re more into sports, our varsities are welcome to have you as well. Did you know that our soccer team is regionally competitive? And…”
She continues talking about clubs and friendship, and you notice yourself tuning out a bit.
Hikaru Ryou. The tsundere of the harem. Yet right now, she speaks to you in perfect conduct, acting fully as the student representative. Totally opposite of how she really is around Nakamura Eiji. For the first time, you really feel that you are nothing but a [Mob Character].

This fact…
>Saddens you.
>Pisses you off.
>Write in.
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>>2113737
>”Good afternoon, class rep.”
No reason not to be polite.
any chance of just putting a picture up to get a vague idea of how the person we're talking to looks like? You know, just grabbing some anime girls that look vaguely like the image you have of them in your head?
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>>2113757
>Inspires a certain melancholy
But what is the purpose of all this, given my position? I don't existential angst is something even background characters in a lighthearted highschool anime escape
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>>2113757
>I ain't chasing after the main character's girls, so I don't care. I AM glad she doesn't hit me like she hits him, though.
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>>2113757
>Brings to mind the sense of a life lost, and the knowledge that your "peers" are more real in a sense than you are.
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>>2113757
>Gives me a feeling of Foreknowledge
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>>2113757
>somewhat... disappointed? In them.
She can act completely normally, yet the MC probably can't talk to her without her pulling some belligerent tsundere bullshit. It's convention, we know, but a caricature isn't someone we'd want to interact with.
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>>2113776
If we were MC, I mean.
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>>2113610
This.
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>>2113757
>somewhat... disappointed? In them.

I just hate how she switches from love stricken badly hiden tsundere fan girl to normal girl and responsible and reasonable girl at the drop of a hat.
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>>2113792
Support
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Can we address that the girl in the OP image looks like someone just fingered her asshole by surprise?
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>>2113757
>Write in : somewhat...disappointed? In them.

On the other hand, though, somehow it annoys me. If she can be polite and civilized towards me, then why not to Nakamura Eiji? Despite not being in his position, I could empathize the feeling of being in the receiving end of such a prickly attitude. Maybe not being the MC is a good thing.
But then, if I was the MC, maybe I could change her?
Hikaru-san must have sensed something, because her demeanor turns somewhat serious. “Yamada-kun?”
“Ah, sorry, sorry,” I try to smile and reassure her. “Something just came to mind. Nothing serious.”
She nods and lets out a sigh of relief. “If you say so...Hey, while you're here, why don’t you come in and have some tea? Maybe I could even give you a club application form if you'd like.”

She is beaming from this brilliant idea of hers. You—
>Accept. Maybe we could get some clues by getting close to the main harem.
>Back out. This is BAD news.

>>2113761
This is kind of how I envision the main harem to look like. I didn't include Hanazawa Mayumi (seatmate) since you could probably imagine a generic anime girl with black hair and a ponytail.
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>>2113814
>>Back out. This is BAD news.
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>>2113814
>>Back out. This is BAD news.
I'm not getting in the "only other guy" role, that role is fucking terrible.
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>>2113814
>Back out. This is BAD news.
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So I figure we have two paths before us:

The first is to entrench ourselves in the Protagonist's orbit. Leave being a Mob and turn into a secondary character. This has the benefit of being potentially awesome, and if we're enough of a bro, we get a likely-badass girl who has zero interest in the MC. However, this is still HIS story, not our own.

Second, we forge our own path. This is filled with unknown variables AND we don't have Protag-kun to gauge ourselves against. We might even accidentally end up as the villain.

Think carefully guys. The universe won't ignore us for long, one way or another.
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We should protect this Romcom so we can watch this glorious clusterfuck unfold. We will smash anyone who will try to ruin our fun.
We should have a different artstyle. Like this guy.
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>>2113814
>Back out. This is BAD news.
We cannot allow ourselves to enter the inner circle of the Protagonist. Once we enter a story we are bound to make it fall to mediocrity and awfulness. Tiss a noble curse. We CAN however change some variables and do some work in the background that will affect the story.
We should have a similar role like pic related. A person who observes the story and only acts to make it follow the path to the ending he wants, only once we are confronted with our role by the protagonist or a main character should we start entering the spotlight.
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>>2113814
>Back out. This is BAD news.
I want to talk to the protag WITHOUT having to deal with his harem bullshit. We won't join the club, but giving him some life tips and shit outside that club? I'd be down for that.
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>>2113814
>Back out. This is BAD news.
While being a secondary character has some appeal, I don't want to be the hapless chap stuck in MC-kun's orbit.
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>>2113835
Problem: anytime someone talks to him, we have to assume the camera is on him. He's the protagonist.

We might have better luck with the girls when they're outside of his Personality Warp radius. Then again, if we subvert them too much the show may collapse.
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>>2113814
>Back out. This is BAD news.
With a name like 'researchers club' this gives all the red flags for potential genre shift, as if our isekai wasn't enough. Plus, once we join, that just sets our flag from [mob] to [club memeber], letting prez's tsundere switch trigger for us by proxy.
"And you, why didn't you get MC-kun here on time/humor Do his homework/other inane bullshit?" Followed by a smack.
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>>2113845
That's the problem with any sort of interaction with him, unfortunately. The more mysterious we try to go, the more likely we are forced to join his club/be a part of thr main cast. Try to leave him some advice notes? Investigation squad gets on our asses and forces us to join. It's an inevitability. Try to give him advice straight forward at school? High chance for one of the girls to be spying/stalking him, either ny actually being there or he might have a hacker member. We'd need some way to talk to him without his harem being around, which is basically nigh impossible, except for maybe the hallway leading to club, if he's the last member to arrive.

Don't see the point in trying to talk to the girls. I mean, they're his girls. Unless you're suggesting we try to straighten them out of their archetypes into human being MC can actually have a conversation with.
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>>2113845
once we interact with anything that is inside the bounds of the narrative, we are likely to get get bound to it as well.

We need to first ascertain the nature of the world. Are there limits to the reaches of the narrative? How dead/generic is the world outside of the main cast's radius?

Will the narrative turn itself against us if we try to interfere with it?
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>>2113852
Questions like that are what make me wonder if it wouldn't benefit us more to strengthen the narrative while bending it how we want. Instead of damming a river, we dig a smaller side channel next to it?
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Clearly the solution is to jump on a train and just go. Just start riding the rails. Stay on the move.
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>Back out. This is BAD news.

The clubroom is a sacred place for any harem romcoms. Nevermind the social repercussions of joining an already established social circle. Being a Mob is to be an entity lurking in the background. Pushing ourselves in the limelight can lead to dire consequences, especially if higher powers are at play after all. It could mean messing with the balance of this universe, and you might not be as lucky as to reincarnate again.
Better to stay in the shadows and actually play a [Mob Character]. You still don’t know the pieces.

“Er, sorry class rep. I actually have somewhere to go to…”
“Is that so?” Hikaru-san raises her eyebrow. You see she doesn’t believe you entirely. But she doesn’t question it, and smiles again instead. “If you say so, Yamada-kun. Remember, as your class rep, you could approach me anytime you need help. Even if it’s matters outside school, Nee-san will be there to help, ok?”
...Nee-san?
But you don’t voice your protests, and instead bow as you leave. She waves you off, and enters the club room. You haven’t even taken two steps when you hear her going all Tsuntsun again inside.
Despite everything, you grin. The tsundere thing suits her better than the class rep act, you feel.
You cross the courtyard, and exit the school gates. It is quiet around here after all. Looks like most of the student body are really part of a club. You think about joining one, before shaking your head. There are more important things to do first, like figuring out what the hell is going on.
You exit the school and begin exploring the town you transferred to.

(TO BE CONT’D)

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I think this is a horrible place to pause this, but the time here is already 3 AM. The plan was to tackle the entire day before stopping, but we’re only at the halfway point of the day. So instead, I’ll let you guys vote on a decision early that Yamada Ken will have to do at the end of the day:

What should you investigate tomorrow?

>The MC, Nakamura Eiji
>The Harem (Ryou, Mariko, Rinko, Rei)
>Hanazawa-san?
>The Setting (means cutting classes)

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When I return, we’ll tackle the rest of the day, the town, and the Yamada household. I’ll try to get back to this tomorrow, sometime before 05:00 UTC. For now, good night and thank you for reading!
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>>2113859
Obviously we need to make the new, mysterious "relationship counseling club" in the abandoned school building and give out advice dressed up so no one recognized us. Plot to investigate for the club and we get to dispense advice.
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>>2113864
>>The Setting (means cutting classes)
We have to find where we live first before anything.
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>>2113864
>The Setting (means cutting classes)
This is important, plus the camera is usually off during class unless the MC had to brood or pick up a dropped pencil and get a facefull of panties or something dumb. We need information. Is there magic? Aliens? Giant Robots? Or is this truly a SoL vanilla harem setting? Are we in Tokyo or some backwater? What year is it even?
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>>2113864
>The Setting (means cutting classes)
The first step that we should do is analyze our situation before doing anything else. After gathering some information about this world, then we can plan what we should do next.
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>>2113864
>The Setting (means cutting classes)
Best to get a feel of us and our surroundings. Check out the internet, our search gistory, our notes, check various locations, all that.
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>>2113864

>Hanazawa-san

We need allies. Maybe we can get insight into what's happened to us. Harem/MC seems like a dead end, like maybe they're not really people.

Good run BSG, fun premise! Thanks for running!
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>>2113864
>The Setting

Our first priority is to see the limits of this world. We need to find out if there is a whole active environment outside of the camera's view or if anything not plot related is dead.

We also need to find out how far away we can stray from the narrative.
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>>2113867
Is that a reference to G Senjou no Maou?
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>>2113864
>The Setting (means cutting classes)
What we're forgetting is that there are different kinds of harems. This might be an adaptation of a VN with an inane plot, or even just a SoL segment in a different genre. What if the larger world includes zombie apocalypse? Alien invasion? Hidden war between supernatural creatures? Undeciferable shenanigans with conspiracies, parallel worlds and consensus reality?
What if all this is the first chapter of a VN, the one where the player gets a taste of normal life before everything goes to shit? We need to ascertain potential dangers.
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>>2113864
>>The Setting (means cutting classes)
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>>2113885
Exactly this. If shit gets dangerous, we attach to the MC immediately. Nowhere safer than near him. Every harem has it's bro friend who doesn't get the girl attention, except one badass or super-spaz girl that the audience is fine throwing to him.
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We should also find out more about what we look like and what we're capable of.
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>>2113895
>Nowhere safer than near him
Unless the writer decides to kill someone off to show how serious things are.
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>>2113904
I'll take those odds over being a mook. Ever seen High School of the Dead? Yeah, we're either fucked or a part of a pedophile's sex cult.
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>>2113904
Yeah, that whole 'character growth by killing off someone close that's not in the harem' moment.
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>>2113864

Am back

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Yumegawa, you soon find, is a town made of clichés. Upon exiting the school, you find it perched atop a hill, peppered with unbloomed sakura trees on the sidewalk.
With your memories still all jumbled up, you can’t really head straight home even if you want to. So, like earlier this morning, you find yourself wandering around.
A backwater quiet town, the biggest commercial establishment could be found adjunct to the Yumegawa train station. There, a complex containing cinemas, restaurants, book stores, and arcades are located. You glance inside some stores, and note their picturesque nature, like a CG in a visual novel.
Up a hill (you find there are a lot of them here) a path that leads to a park could be found. The park itself is standard affair, with stairs leading up the hill to a viewing deck. You do not spy a lot of fellow students, mainly because the place is so out of their way, but you assume this would be crowded spots on Christmas and Valentines.
The viewing deck itself gives view to the whole Yumegawa: a suburb resting upon a hilly area, the roads a mixture of sharp and gentle slopes. Below you spot the station and the complex, starting to open their lights as orange sky turns to purple. Beyond, you could see brighter lights from skyscrapers across a bridge, and somehow, you could tell that that skyline belongs to Tokyo. The lamp-posts of the park start lighting up on their own, and so do the lights of the houses below. This is a beautiful place to be confessed to, you think to yourself.
“Or to be dumped,” you mutter to yourself.
You see a large collection of people below, and decide to follow them. They lead you to the markets of the place, and contrary to the laidback atmosphere of the town, this place is booming. Big men shouting, “Ora!” as they peddle their wares, female helpers giving away pamphlets and telling you about discounts. You find the crowd a bit too much, and end up leaving soon too.

In the end, you find yourself listlessly following one of the lazy rivers so common in Slice of Life anime. The difference, though, is that now it’s dark out, and any sane student would be home.
But you’re still lost. Your phone has died long ago, and you’re fresh out of ideas. You’re already contemplating reporting yourself to the police as ‘missing’, when you spot a man in his 30's by the river banks.

Despite the only light coming from a lamp post, he is hunched over what seems to be a motorbike, repairing it. A memory triggers in your mind. You definitely know this person, but in this low light you have difficulty remembering who he is exactly. You approach him—

>Casually. “Sup?”
>Politely. “Good evening, sir.”
>Write in
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>>2114333
>Casually. “Sup?”
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>>2114333
>Casually. “Sup?”
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>>2114333
Could we cut it down the middle? Maybe with just an
>"Evening."


Besides, if we want to go casual, we may as well try to get some info out of it with a "Hey there, how long has it been?"
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>>2114333
If this guy knows us maybe he knows where we live.
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>>2114378
Or, you know, ask him for a charger to charge our phone? Maybe type home into the navigation, might pull up something. Might even go to a website and try typing in some basic info, could pull up an autofill thing.
>>2114333
Also, yrah, evening sounds good.
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>>2114383
>>2114377
>>2114373
Forgot to put in that I mean I'm changing my vote to this.
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>>2114333

>Casually, "Sup?"

“Hm? Why if it isn’t Ken-chan!” He stands up from the river banks and dusts off his hands on his pants. “Sup to you too!”
He addresses you with familiarity. This guy, is he your aniki?
“Why don’t you give your papa a hug, eh?”
He’s your dad?!? The man looks barely pushing 35!
You refuse his offer, which lead to the frowning of your old man. Though he looks 35, he doesn’t act like it though. How can someone so young be a father already?
…Young? In comparison to what?
Ah yes, in comparison to yourself. A piece of memory seems to clear up. You were 38 in your previous life. But the difference in your age seems like two decades. This man is well built, his arms muscular and with looks that never age. The type that obaa-sans fawn over is an apt way to put it.
You on the other hand…words start floating in your mind.
Acne…Greasy…NEET…
You decide to suppress those memories for now.
“What are you out doing out so late pops?”
“I was on my way home when all old speedster here gave up. I decided to fix it, and before you know it,” he points to the sky that’s now long gone black. “I could ask you the same thing, Ken-chan. What are you doing out so late? Shouldn’t you be home by now?”
“I was…wandering around.”
“Ah, I see! Yes, it’s good to familiarize yourself with the neighborhood, Ken-chan. You might prefer the bustle of the city than a quiet, underdeveloped town like this, but trust me. I grew up in an environment like this too. There’s really nothing like it.” He wistfully says, while taking a drag from his cigar.
You shrug to say you don’t have much preference either way.
“Well, whatever. It’s just your old man waxing nostalgic. Let’s head home, your mother will kill me if she gets back before us.”
He takes the bike, and a bag of what you think is groceries, and starts the scooter up. You climb into the back of the bike, and you speed off. You record the directions in your memory.

>cont'd
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>>2114412
Oh neat, we seem to have a cool dad at least.
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>>2114412
Your home is a traditional suburban house, no more different than all the other houses you've seen. It’s bigger than anything you lived in in your past and present life, which you guess is the bonus of living in the suburbs. As your dad parks the bike, you bring the groceries in.
The inside of the house is nice and cozy, if a little bare. Is it because you just moved into this town? Or is it because, as [Mob Characters], furnishings are an after-thought?

Which brings into question your father: shouldn’t he be a [Mob Character] too? But…
Your dad walks in and heads for the kitchen.
“I’ll make sure dinner’s especially good tonight! I got a really good discount on chicken!”
He’s not as…forgettable. He has a personality, but personality seems to be the wrong word. Character? Whatever it is, he doesn’t give off the same aura as the other [Mob Character] students, which don’t seem all that human.
But before you could think upon it more, your dad shouts from the other room,
“Go get changed first, Ken-chan, I could call you when dinner’s up,”
You head upstairs as your dad starts up the frying pan. “Hoo hee! That’s hot!”

You immediately find your room, with the nameplate Yamada Ken. It’s all cute and childish, which brought you to the conclusion that this is probably your dad’s work. Honestly…
At the end of the corridor you see the guest room, and the room belonging to your…ah, that’s right. You have a younger sibling.
He’s…no, she’s…wait, who is your sibling again?

You view the nameplate on the door. “Yamada Kei”. After admonishing your parent’s horrible naming practice, you decide that Kei is—

>Definitely a guy’s name.
>Definitely a girl’s name.
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>>2114486
A dude.

Let's avoid the imouto bullshit while we can.
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>>2114494
This
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>>2114486
>>Definitely a guy’s name.
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>>2114486
>Definitely a guy’s name.
Surely a girl would at least be Keiko.

Still, if our mom doesn't make an appearance sometime soon, we're almost certainly going to have to revise our outlook on all of this.

We've already shown signs of not being quite such a forgettable character - being a transfer student, being invited to the ostensible protagonist's club by Hikaru, and now our dad.
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>>2114333
>>Casually. “Sup?”
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>>2114486
>>Definitely a guy’s name.
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>>2114486
>>Definitely a guy’s name.
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>>2114515
We're not normal, by any means, we may be ordinary, except unbound to the perceptions of the common rabble!
Take care guys, to the inhabitants of this world this thing is real. Let's plan accordingly, ascertain surroundings and try to get our bearings straight.
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>>2114486
>Definitely a guy's name.

Time to be the wellspring of knowledge known as the aniki
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>>2114486
>Definitely a guy's name.
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>>2114486
Yep, definitely a guy’s name. You think.

You could always just see for yourself and confirm it, but the lights are turned off inside the room. He’s still out this late?
You enter your own room, and find it even barer than the dining and living room. Besides the study table and bed, there’s really nothing in here. Not even an unpacked box as an excuse. You open your cabinet. Geh, even your wardrobe is plain.

Is this a side effect of being born a [Mob]? Not even in your past life were you this bland. You remember figurines, light novels, games…it’s not that much better, now that you think about it, but at least your room had personality. You catch a glimpse of yourself on the dresser mirror. Unlike your dad, you look…unremarkable. No distinctive features whatsoever. Not very much unlike your very own room.
You change into casuals and grab a manga from your dismal selection of books, and head back down.
The sound of sizzling and smell of fried chicken makes your knees weaken. You haven’t eaten since breakfast after all.
You plop down on the couch and open to a random page of the book, but your attention is not really there.
“Dad? Where’s Kei?” you try to ask casually.
“Hm? Kei’s still in Tokyo. Probably will be back one of these weekends, but that kid loves the city way too much.” You hear a knock on the door. “Answer that will you, Ken-chan?”

You head to the door and open it to find a dominatrix.
…OK, not exactly. She didn’t have any S&M equipment or anything like that. But with her serious aura, sharp haircut, piercing eyes, tight office attire, and matching black choker, her carrying a whip might not be that out of the picture.
“Ken,” she says, voice thick as sin. “I’ve been looking for you.”

…What?
>Close the door. This has trouble written all over it.
>Follow her out the door. It’s trouble, but you need to get to the bottom of this.
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Brothermind

I agree, let's can the sister thing. Too main character-ish.
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>>2114625
>Follow her out the door. It’s trouble, but you need to get to the bottom of this.
*suspicion intensifies*
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>>2114625
>Follow her out the door. It’s trouble, but you need to get to the bottom of this.
God damnit I bet this is our mom or something. Let's get this over with.
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>>2114625
Ask her what she wants
We should scout her out before making a decision, plus I think we may be making things worse by running away from anything plot related
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>>2114625
>>Follow her out the door. It’s trouble, but you need to get to the bottom of this.
This has gone overdrive soon!
Mom?
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>>2114637
Second
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>>2114637
Seconding.
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>>2114625
"I'm having dinner right now. The house is a mess. Can this wait until tomorrow?"
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>>2114625
>Follow her out the door. It’s trouble, but you need to get to the bottom of this.
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What's the chance our mom is one of the harem members? If this is our mom
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>>2114681
Too likely to be comfortable.

Bet Dad and her are in an open relationship then.
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>>2114625

>Follow her out the door. It’s trouble, but you need to get to the bottom of this

You close the door behind you. Whatever this is, it seems important. You cross your arms, and face the woman seriously. “You’ve been looking for me?”
Is she a player in this universe? An important NPC perhaps? The goddess itself?
She looks at you, expressionless, before flicking you in the forehead.
“Ow,”
“Foolish. Is that how you treat your mother, boy?”
…Huh. You don’t know how to react. Scared? Confused? Somewhat aroused?
She tosses you something. Car keys.
“Get my things from the trunk,” she says, before walking past you.
“I’m home,”
“Welcome home, dear!”
…Huh.

You head towards the garage, and sure enough, next to the bike a new white car is parked. A car? Is your family actually rich perhaps?
You open the trunk and grab her briefcase and a whole stack of folders. You were half expecting to see some handcuffs fall out.
You return back to the living room to see your dad now working on the salad side dish. Your mom, on the other hand, is now plopped down on the sofa, her feet up on the coffee table. She took off her shoes, leaving exposed her black stockings.

…Huh.
>Help your dad out in setting the plates.
>Your mom must be tired. Massage her feet.
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>>2114697
>Help your dad out in setting the plates.
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>>2114697
>Help your dad out in setting the plates.
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>>2114697
>>Help your dad out in setting the plates.
other option is weird.
Really weird.
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>>2114697
>Help your dad out in setting the plates
Ask her during this how her day was. Maybe we can figure out why Mom is dressed sexy.
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>>2114697
>Mom, why are you dressed like a whore?
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>>2114684
Maybe our new goal should be to protect our mom from the mc?
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>>2114697
>Help your dad out in setting the plates.
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>>2114715
Agreed
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>>2114715
Yeah, it's a littttle bit odd.
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Okay I'm liking this but these parents are suspicious they seem more like they would be the parents of the MC not ours

Since sometimes Harem protags have really cool parents as well

Maybe us being here caused a glitch that gave us the MC's parents?

Also
>Help your dad in setting out the plates
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>>2114746
don't jump to conclusions, MC characters are just as likely to live alone.
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>>2114697
>Help your dad out in setting the plates.

>>2114746
Maybe our becoming self-aware had a ripple effect and started affecting those we regularly interact with?
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>>2114697

>Help your dad in setting out the plates

You head towards the kitchen, and bring out the plates from the cabinets. As you set out the mats and glasses, you catch your mom fanning herself as she unbuttons the top button of her uniform. “So hot…” she mutters.
…What the hell is this scenario?
You pause for a second to recollect, but it’s no good. You have near no memories of her as your mother. It makes this whole thing even worse.
“…Dad?” you said, sidling up to him.
“Yes?”
“You know, just been curious, but has mom always been this…this?”
Your dad seems to be confused at first, but then smirks as he seems to be getting the wrong idea.
“My, my, Ken-chan…I know you’re of that age already, but still!” He lets out a boisterous laughter. “I’m sorry, but you’re still 30 years too young to be able to bag a babe like your mother!”
Ah, that’s not really what you meant, but whatever.
Your mom looks back from the sofa, eyes narrow. “Are you saying something weird to Ken again, Jun?”
“…No, ma’am.” He reverts to an almost military solemnity, and returns to preparing the salad. Is your dad perhaps, actually a no-good type of guy after all?

>cont’d
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>>2114760
True, their parents are almost always over-seas workers.
Smart, escaping the japanese work culture that is.
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>>2114760
Maybe our brother is an important character? Our parents are obviously important but thinking about it again I don't think our mom is a harem member since infidelity would probably be to serious for a harem anime so I don't think our parents would have actual character designs unless they were related to someone important
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When do we confront the existential dread of the possibility of this reality collapsing once one of the girls wins the Eiji-bowl?
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>>2114775
>Our brother is a MC, with his plot taking place in his own city.
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New proposition

Crash the Eji-bowl
no survivors
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>>2114785
We school days now
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>>2114775
It's possible she's supposed to be the Minor Character's Quirky Mom that they learn about in a study session. Which means we might be dragged into the friend circle no matter what.
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>>2114780
Put the MC in a coma then we'll live out the time skip. He'll wake up to a new nurse GF to compete with the other ones. We'll stretch this soap out by any means necessary.
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Is there any downside to just telling our parents that we hit our head on the way back and now are having trouble remembering Things? Aside from maybe a trip to the doctors?
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>>2114790
We could pull a techi muyo and keep the universe alive past the conclusion of the main story through sheer force of popularity
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>>2114805
Possibly tipping of the powers that be that we're aware
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>>2114805
We meet the sexy nurse waifu I just made up?
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Just cuck the protag
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>>2114811
I mean, if we just said "hey, I didn't want to say this earlier because I didn't want to worry you, but I hit my head earlier and now things are a little fuzzy. It's coming back pretty quickly, but I thought I'd let you know in case we need to visit the doctors or something."
>>2114814
I said downside.
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>>2114770
Dinner time. Your dad does most of the talking, telling about his day around the neighborhood, helping the elderly or doing some part-time work. It seems your father is more of the happy go lucky type of person, going around the town and doing whatever fancies him.
Your mom on the other hand is quiet, her back straight as she eats her chicken karaage. She seldom talks, mainly to ask for the plate to be passed, but from the little she did say you gather some things.
It seems her job is in Tokyo, and she’s the main earner of this family. You assume that the company subsidizes her car, but not the housing, which explains why you moved all the way to Yumegawa.
“…But won’t driving to and back from Tokyo be bad for the environment?” you ask.
Your mom thinks about this, before shrugging. It seems she doesn’t really care either way. Whichever is cheaper, then that’s what she’ll do. You judge your mother to be the ruthless type.
Not to mention, she oozes ero. It makes the normal office uniform she’s wearing look like some sort of kink play.
But then…you fall silent as you organize the facts. Something’s not right.
Your dad and your mom…they’re a lot of things, but they are not [Mobs]. At the very least, they can be [Side Characters] even, with such interesting specs.
So, you wonder, are you the odd one out then? Is your being a [Mob] the abnormality? Or maybe it’s the proximity to Nakamura Eiji the one that turned you into this?
It might be helpful if we know more about [Mobs] themselves. Maybe if we get closer to one…?
“Ken,” your mother turns to you as she bites into a karaage. The oil drips from the corner of her lips. Mooom…
“Have you acquainted yourself with the neighbors yet? I heard they have a child the same level as you.” She says, as she wipes her lips.

>No, I haven’t.
>I have a bad feeling about this…
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I'm worried if we make too many splashes this early we'll get seen by the Author. Passive observation is working well so far, and as a Mob Character if we get caught out doing something out of character we can always act pathetic and try to fade from view.
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>>2114828
>>No, I haven’t.
>>I have a bad feeling about this…
level? wut?
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>>2114828
>No, I haven’t.
I've mostly been taking in the sights to be honest.
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>>2114828
>I have a bad feeling about this…
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>>2114828
>>No, I haven’t.
>>I have a bad feeling about this…
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>>2114826
She's a yandere too. Who won't let you die.
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>same level as you

Uh... huh.
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>>2114836
>>2114846

Sorry, I think I worded it badly. I meant something like "year level" or "grade".
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>>2114828
>>I have a bad feeling about this…
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>>2114828
>No, I haven’t.
>I have a bad feeling about this…
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>>2114828
>No, I haven’t.
>I have a bad feeling about this…
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>>2114856
Okay, that makes sense. Yeah, we should check them out and see if they are a [Mob] or not.
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>>2114856
I think it's a pretty cool way to characterize protag's mom via dialogue, as it makes it come off as she's one of those aloof types without explicitly spelling it out.
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>>2114875
.... they are going to in no way be mob. We're that house between the MC and childhood friend that's always there, is what I'll bet.
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>>2114828
>No, I haven’t.
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>>2114828
>Why do I have the feeling that I'm going to whether I want to or not?

Dammit mom
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>>2114828
The hairs in your neck start standing up. Why do you have a bad feeling about this?
You prepare to ask a straight forward question. “Do you mean…the Nakamuras?”
Your mom looks at you, again narrowing her eyes.
“What? Who are the Nakamuras?”
You breathe out a sigh of relief. Being something as close as “neighbor” to the MC could spell out bad things to you who wants to maintain the [Mob] moniker. Minimizing encounters should be done, a remote observation in other words.
“No, sorry, I was thinking of something else,” you say. An idea pops into your head. “Is it a girl? The one who’s the same year level as me?”
“No, it’s a boy.”
So, it seems you won’t get something as convenient as a “girl-next-door”. That’s the life of being a [Mob Character]. At least the possibility of the neighbor being one of the harem is also eliminated.
“They just moved in a few days after us. Oh, maybe I should prepare a welcome basket,” dad says.
Your mother stands up from the dining table. “Thank you for the food. Ken, wash up then go directly to bed. You have an early day tomorrow.”
You nod as she heads off. You fix the plates along with your dad, and you end up washing the dishes.

This marks the end of the day of your [Reawakening]. As you wash the oil off the plates, you try to fix your still faulty memory. However, the memories of this universe are mixed in along with memories you would like repressed. Some memories you also start to question on whether they are real. It could just be an illusion from before you were [Awake]. The only reliable measure is to start from the beginning.

So tomorrow you shall continue to investigate. But what should your focus be on?

>An earlier vote has been made, with the winner being [The Setting] Which means you cut classes tomorrow to further investigate this universe
>However, you are given the chance to change your mind. You could choose to investigate:

>>The MC, Nakamura Eiji
>>The Harem (Ryou, Mariko, Rinko, Rei)
>>Hanazawa-san?
>>The Setting (means cutting classes)
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>>2114958
>>>The Setting (means cutting classes)
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>>2114958
>>>The Setting (means cutting classes)
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>>2114958
>>>The Setting
We need to check how stable this rock is.
And no one will miss a [mob] character for one day.
Hohohoho, we are one of the many!
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>>2114958
That might be the ACTUAL mysterious transfer student...
>The Setting (means cutting classes)
We really, really need to get to marking the important locations and what our history actually is.
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>>2114958
>the setting
Try to stay at a distance from side characters or waifus
Just observ
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>>2114958
>The Setting (means cutting classes)
If we're in an urban fantasy though, how do we plan on seeing past the masquerade?
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>>2114958
>Hanazawa-san?
Probably far too late in the voting to change anything, but it'd be a nice experiment to try and ask her a few questions along the lines of, "Man, Ryou has some strangely colored hair, huh?" to see if we could wake her up. An ally wouldn't be too bad in all this...
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Lets join the yakuza
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>>2114979
I'm a bit paranoid about shaking things up to much right now but once we have a good idea of what's actually going on we should try awakening someone, at least if we're pretty sure it won't cause the author to delete us or something
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>>2114958
>>>The Setting (means cutting classes)
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>>2114958
>However, the memories of this universe are mixed in along with memories you would like repressed.
Thinking about it, wouldn't this mean we just have two sets of memories, one of which is correct for this universe? So for any individual piece of info, if we pick at random between the two every time, we'd be correct 50% of the time, and always get the second try right?
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>>2114958

>You decide to investigate [The Setting] tomorrow

Morning. Your mother has already left for Tokyo, and your father is cooking breakfast downstairs. You wear your uniform, pack all your school things, your wallet, and your phone.

But you’re not going to school today. You’ve decided to test the limits of this world, and you cannot test that in class. Your mother could go to Tokyo, but how about you? Your mom may not be wholly [Mob] but you 100% are. Today’s all about game testing. Let’s see where the map ends.

You climb down the stairs and met with the sight of a western breakfast: toasted bread and butter. As you sit down and eat your breakfast, you view the map of Yumegawa on your phone.

And come across something interesting. There are two schools in this small town.

>What could be the significance of this?
>It's nothing. Continue reading the map.
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>>2115011
>>What could be the significance of this?
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>>2115011
>>What could be the significance of this?
A rival school arc?
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>>2115011
>>What could be the significance of this?
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>>2115011
>What could be the significance of this?
Could be an entirely other setting, the town was described as "small" earlier. Seems odd for it to have two schools...
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>>2115018
>And suddenly we are a rival schools battle harem animu
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>>2115011
>>>What could be the significance of this?
Is this another setting?
Is coexistence possible in regards to such aggregations of events?
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>>2115011
>What could be the significance of this?
Schools are where everything happens. The fact that there are two, that's telling. Rival school? A school with it's own protag? The school of the antag? There's al ot to speculate on.
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>>2115011
>>What could be the significance of this?
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>>2115011
>What could be the significance of this?
Maybe the other school is the supernatural one if were in a fantasy setting? Then again if we were the protagonist would probably be in it
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>>2115011
>What could be the significance of this?
Anon investigation mode.
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>>2115065
We need to create a wall with ALL THE DETAILS and lots of string.
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>>2115074
Eh, would be SOMETHING to liven up our room, at least. Should probably write in coded english or something though.
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>>2115080
Come to think of it, would giving ourselves personality traits make us less of a background character?
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>>2115086
Yeah, creepy stalker sure sounds like a winning route.
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>>2115086
Depends on the writer. Sometimes Mobbos are just cardboard cutouts, sometimes they actually have personality.

Also, the detective wall thing is fucking creepy, let's not turn into the antag of an arc where we harass the MC.
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>>2115094
Yeah, that was mostly just joking. No way we'd do it seriously. I would suggest a notebook or journal, but given our circumstances, that will, without fail, find a way into someone else's hands.
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>>2115086
>>2115090
>>2115074
>>2115065
>Investigations
>Recently Awakened
>Wants to see the truth of this world
We are this guy. Except less nutty and no trenchcoats
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>>2115011

>What could be the significance of this?

St Agace. A private school? You wonder the significance of this school being present. Is it a potential player in future developments for the MC? And if so, could it be used to our advantage? You’ll have to drop by to find out.
But, if you were to test the limits of this world, then you’d have to leave now. You finish your plate and glass of juice and head out the door.
“I’m heading out!”
“Alright, have a good day, Ken-chan!”
You blend in with the other students making their way towards your school. You look around, all seem to be wearing the same uniform. You spot no different uniforms. With St. Agace being found on the other side of town, you’ll be surprised if one of them lives by here.
As the students turn left up the hill of the school, you follow the map and turn downhill to the right. Some of the other Mobs glance at you, but nobody stops you. The roads here are all new, but with the assistance of your GPS, you’re not bumbling around like yesterday.
Soon, the plain grey blazers of your school thin in number, and now you catch more and more white blazers in the corner of your eye. You also feel some glares on you as you walk opposite the direction you’re going to. You keep your head down as to not arouse suspicion.
At long last, you arrive at a brilliant school, with what seems like a church at the forefront: St. Agace. Up close, you can no longer deny that this school is a private school indeed.

And you stand out like a sore thumb. You feel the gazes on yourself, not just from St. Agace students but from some of the guardians as well. Crap. You’re panicking. Do what needs to be done and get out.

>Enter the school of St. Agace, and see what it’s all about.
>Hang around by the gates, ignore the looks of the students.
>Write in
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>>2115094

Agreed. Much less suspicious if we keep our notes and ruminations in a notebook or in an encrypted file.
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>>2115115
>>Hang around by the gates, ignore the looks of the students.

Look as if we're waiting for someone, like we belong here.

When we finally do have to leave, we can play it off as if we got stood up or something.
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>>2115115
>>Hang around by the gates, ignore the looks of the students.
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>>2115122
this
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>>2115122
That would spread rumors. We'd go from mob to guy who stood out in front of that private school and got stood up.
>>2115115
>Leave and come back later, perhaps after school.
There's an entire town to take in.
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>>2115125

Only if the MC, for some reason, is here, and we get in the shot, for some strange reason.
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>>2115090
>>2115094
I was asking a general question, I don't think we should go full tin foil as our personality.
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>>2115129
>>2115125

I mean, technically, we are, right now, barely pushing "unperson" status.

Interaction would only matter in the MC's presence, right?
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>>2115129
More like I'm worried we might attract the attention of a future harem member/antagonist/other protagonist here.
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>>2115116
The notebook could be passed off as some crazy chuuni ramblings
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>>2115174
We're a mob, we're out of our mobsea.
This might actually make us stand out.
This is risky.
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>>2115125
Whatever we do, if we fuck up and cause a scene we're risking losing our mob status, we could probably minimize our exposure if we say we were stood up by a friend rather than a girl
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>>2115177
Hence why Im saying we should probably screw off and come back later, when there's less people, but apparently we should just sit at the gate, Cleary wearing a different uniform that makes us stand out, for who knows how long, when we could be doing something else.
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>>2115125
Supporting
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>>2115125
Seconding the come back later part.
We have a whole town to explore, no need to draw too much attention to ourselves.
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>>2115125
This
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>>2115125
>>2115197
>>2115115
Well, seems sound. I'll go with this.
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Maybe we should dismantle the harem until the MC has only first girl left
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>>2115115

>Leave and come back later, perhaps after school.

You're drawing enough attention as it is. Maybe you should leave and come back later. You think of what to do next.

You almost miss the sound.

It’s the tinny sound of a scooter making its way closer to you. It sounds familiar. You rode this scooter just yesterday.

It’s your dad! What now?!

>You see a St. Agace student. Maybe you could use her?
>Run away (WARNING: draws more attention to you)
>Write in
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>>2115225
>>You see a St. Agace student. Maybe you could use her?
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>>2115225
>Write in
Wave at him and say that we're clearing our head for a bit.

Moving to a new neighborhood is a hell of a change, and we're just taking the time to deal with the change?
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>>2115225
From behind we probably look like anyone else in our school. Is there a way to hide our face?
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>>2115225
>You see a St. Agace student. Maybe you could use her?
Make sure she's a mob though,If that falls through just pass us skipping school as us playing hooky to deal with the new school
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>>2115225
>You see a St. Agace student. Maybe you could use her?
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>>2115225
Just keep waking, our face turned away. Would be better if there was someone else we could walk next to for a bit, so the vision come is lowered. Our blazer is recognizeable, so take that off and maybe stuff it in our bag. If our dad sees us, then we'll just say we never got a chance to look around. I mean, he seems pretty cool about it. He's not our mother.
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>>2115225
>just walk
Either he sees us or he doesnt. I don't see the issue here. Our dad is pretty chill, so if he sees us I don't think it'd be that big a deal.
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>>2115225
>just keep walk
we can just tell pops we got lost if he sees us
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>>2115225

>Write in: Play it cool

You try not to do anything drastic. Instead you play it cool. You don't run, you walk. You hide your blazer away to minimize detection. He's a bit of an airhead anyway. Maybe he'll just ride past you?

You hear the scooter coming ever closer. You keep walking. You see it run past you.

...And stop a few steps away from you. Your dad looks back, and looks you straight in the eye.

"Ken?"

It didn't pay off. You underestimated how sharp your father can be.

"Dad."
"What are you doing around here? Shouldn't you be at school?"
"I'm just..."

You couldn't continue. You see your father's disappointment in his eyes.

"How'd you know it was me?"
"St. Agace is an all girls school. You really think I wouldn't notice a guy standing a head taller than everyone, let alone the same height as my son?"

You don't know what to say. In panic, you never realized that all the characters around you are only girls. You're the only guy as far as the eye could see.
You also notice all of them are Mobs. You didn't spy a single abnormally colored hair.

"Hop on, Ken. I'm taking you to school."

Your Setting investigation is cut short.

>cont'd
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>>2115294
Ha, at least we didn't make an even more embarrassing situation for ourselves with standing next to a girl.

Also, with a name like that, duh, it's an all girls school. I cant believe I didn't connect the dots.
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>>2115353
but wait....what if that school is near the protagonist house

We may need to ask our Eiji san where he lives
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>>2115294

The ride back to your school is quiet. Your dad does not say anything, and you’re too afraid to say a word. He drops you off at the gate, and leaves with a warning.

“We’re going to have a talk later.”

As you watch him go, you sigh and look at the time. It should be around the middle of 1st period by now. Better to enter class before 2nd period starts rather than interrupt the teacher.
And as you wait for that time to come you realize something: your dad’s already left. It might be possible to continue your investigation after all…

>Save it. You’re going to make things worse. Attend class and minimize damage.
>Fuck it. Let’s continue the investigation and maximize information.
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>>2115366
>>Fuck it. Let’s continue the investigation and maximize information.
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>>2115366
>>Save it. You’re going to make things worse. Attend class and minimize damage.
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>>2115366
>Save it. You’re going to make things worse. Attend class and minimize damage.
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>>2115366
>Save it. You’re going to make things worse. Attend class and minimize damage.
I'd love to explore more, but now its time to re-mob ourselves. Maybe we can use that 'memory is kind of fuzzy' excuse to explain ourselves.
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>>2115366
>>Save it. You’re going to make things worse. Attend class and minimize damage.

Ughhhhhhh, we're going to have to deal with the MC's harem
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>>2115366
>>Save it. You’re going to make things worse. Attend class and minimize damage.

We might attract some attention to ourselves but since dad might still be around the city it's the best option.
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>>2115366
>Save it. You’re going to make things worse. Attend class and minimize damage.
Let's hope he buys our excuse...
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>>2115382

So should we go with the "stood up" excuse or what should we say?
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>>2115366
>>Save it. You’re going to make things worse. Attend class and minimize damage.
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>>2115384
Right now our best bet is >>2115374 what this anon suggests. Otherwise he can take it a step further and fake an actual head injury.
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>>2115366
>Save it. You’re going to make things worse. Attend class and minimize damage.
>>2115384
Could go >>2115374
I mean, we really are having memory issues.
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>>2115366
>Save it. You’re going to make things worse. Attend class and minimize damage.
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>>2115390
>>2115393
I dunno, though, the "fuzzy memory" excuse seems a little weak to me...

I suppose it's serviceable, although it might catch more heat from our Dad and Mom
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>>2115396
I mean, that's literally what the problem is, isn't it? We can't fake it if it's true. And it's really outlandish an excuse to fake. I mean, waiting for a girl seems the slightly believable if false route, really.
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>>2115396
We could just say we wanted to see some cute girls. It would probably work with dad but mom might get pissed.
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>>2115366
…No. You decide to stay in school. Investigating again might cause you to make things even worse than what it is now. Better to play it safe and just attend.

But the new student skipping out on the 1st period…that’s bound to catch some attention. And “attention” is probably the last thing you want as a background [Mob] character. Brace yourself, it’s time for damage control.

(TO BE CONT’D)

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These are really fun and I hate ending things like this, but this is all I have the time for today.
I’ll see if I can fit another session again in a few hours, but I will definitely have a session up again sometime on or before Tuesday. Thanks for reading!
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>>2115366
>>Save it. You’re going to make things worse. Attend class and minimize damage.
>>2115384
>>2115412
Yeah, this works too.

>>2115418
Thanks for running!
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>>2115418
thanks for running bossman. You got a twitter or something that I can follow for updates?
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>>2115418
Thanks for running mate, it has been really fun.
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>>2115418
Thanks for running.
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im sorry to say this but can we check the Literature Club after school?
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>>2115418
Thanks for running!
>>2115426
Could do either or, although the girl one might have our mother asking who this girl in question is.
Still see no reason to not tell the truth. Not the entire truth, but the memory being fuzzy part.
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>>2115428
I’ll work on that next! I’ll post the twitter here when it’s up
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>>2115439
NYET

>>2115449
Nice!
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>>2115439
JUST
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>>2113606
>spoiler
that's not happening. It'd be redundant, since we already had a quest that did that.
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>>2115494
What quest was that?
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>>2115494
OH GOD MY HEART

WHY MUST YOU BRING THAT UP AGAIN
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>>2115499
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Beware%20of%20Anticlimactic%20Endings%20Quest

Read at your own risk. It's exactly what it says on the tin.
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>>2115619

It hurts, anon, even now.
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kek
seconding this
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>>2115619
BAEquest was awesome though.
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We could look up setting details on the internet, I'm sure.
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A little late but great session again a few things to note

Our family seem very much not mob-like

There is an entirely other school that is full of females that are mob-like

We're still not 100% sure what genre were in right now

Also why do you guys wanna stay in the background so much afraid of the author smiting not MC-kun down from the heavens?
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>>2115932
I don't really care that much about whether we stay in the background or not, but one thing I am absolutely certain of is that I don't want to get near the girls. My PTSD won't let me.
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>>2115936

Y O R I
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>>2115932
sounds right.
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>>2115932
Yeah, I think we should try to push ourselves outside of the background, because while it's possible we might be smote from the heavens, but I think it's more possible to de-awaken...
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>>2115992

Maybe maintain a degree of separation with the MC or his harem? Like, the class rep seemed nice enough, she wasn't tsundere towards us. Maybe talk to her, be her friend?

Or maybe talk to the other Mob Girl, the one from earlier, get a new friend.

Romance draws the wrong kind of attention, and being a friend to the MC is a surefire way of becoming a main character. However, I'm perfectly fine being a side character.
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>>2115998
We can even get away with a romance if we become a part of a beta couple.
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I'm wondering a few things...

1. Can we "awaken" other background characters? Like that...Hanezawa girl or w/e her name was in class who we gave the eraser back to? Could interacting with the other background characters sort of "rewrite" their thought processes and bring them to the forefront, thus creating an entirely different storyline?

2. What happens when this harem anime ends? Assuming Nakamura is as dense as osmium like most harem MC's, we'll probably get a decent runtime, but what happens then? Are we gonna die? We will simply float in an endless black limbo, fully aware, after the credits roll?

I think we should be actively trying to run interference into MC's harem, if only to prolong any potential time we have to figure shit out.
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>>2115992

Our parents are MC-level of unique, and we keep accidentally winding up in kind-of-plot-like locations since we're lost.

I feel like this is somehow the universe being affected by our awakening. Why would our parents be so clearly un-mob when we're just another bland BG character?
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>>2116115
I have a theory: it's because they're former main characters of another show.
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Best girl never wins, we have a shot at best girl.
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>>2116103

>1- what if we make our own friends group, completely out of mobs?
>2- I don't think it's gonna be like Anticlimactic Endings quest, at least, not in that way.

Also, NTR isn't cool

>>2116118
That's... actually really interesting. Good theory.
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>>2116123
Not NTR if they aren't in actual relationships
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>>2116123
Well, it may not be the type of anime shown on tv. Maybe we're one of those types of characters who take away MC's girls.
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>>2115932
>We're still not 100% sure what genre were in right now
>Harem RomCom

It's in the title, mate
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>>2116275
What SUB genre
Will it be end of the world/battle royale in next ep? Or just plain 100+ chapters of standard school comedy
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>>2116275
>>2116298
Yeah this is what I meant
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>>2116123
oh nooo, NTRing a harem protag.
worst possible fate ever.
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>>2115619
Quest was awesome

Totally worth it
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>>2117212
I mean, it could be, if we completely NTRed him and got all the girls to want our dick and then we became the harem protag.
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I'm really interested to see how this goes.
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>>2117269
They never actually choose a girl or decide to officially bang all of them though, do they?
From what i've seen they're just stuck in a perpetual state of vying for the protags affection.

So when you think about it, stealing a girl or all of them is the morally right thing to do for all parties .
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>>2117426
I mean everyone involved other than us is just the authors puppet, the right thing to do would be to awaken as many people as possible without destroying the world and then letting everyone decide for themselves what they want to do
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>>2117448
I'm not sure if thats how the world works
If it was the author probably would have noticed us not going to school and fixed that
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>>2118235
If we're acting without his knowledge, it's possible that he just doesn't know. Not like I write about every mob character. We're in a weird spot on that. As long as we don't do anything with big or far-ranging consequences, or anything that directly affects the MC or his girls, we should be safe.
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>>2116103
I wanna be friends with Scrunchie-san!
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>>2118285
Is their any proof that the author exist as an entity?
You may have just scared yourself with a ghost
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>>2118348
No, but there IS some sort of force at play, based on how things change in a bubble around Eiji. If there is anything watching or capable of observing, it's likely there, where the action is. Now, there may be nothing, but until we know for sure we shouldn't get too far into the spotlight. Not like we have a defined time limit to figure this out, and we can choose to butt into the action if we need to.

Personally, I want to get in there and be the MC's genre-savvy friend. Being a mob sucks.
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>YFW This is an interactive story for the purpose of entertainment between the Author, and the Readers
The MC never had a choice. His actions were always dictated by us. And the result of those actions, dictated by the Author.
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>>2113586
Twitter here: https://twitter.com/bisugoQM

We theoretically [i]could[/i] start now but I think most of y'all are still asleep and I'm not sure if I could commit 4-6 hours.

Next session's probably going to be at 00:00 UST, possibly earlier. Possibly in the next hour too, you never know...

ill try but no promises
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>>2118670
I'm not asleep.
Yield the MC's fate to my whims!
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>>2118670
present
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>>2118670
here
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>>2118670
Right here, boss
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>>2118670
Willing to participate.
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don't hold your breaths, anon :( btw does anyone know how archiving works? I just filed this thread on suptg but I don't want to start another one just yet
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>>2118731
It'll be logged there from now on but we probably have a week left in this thread
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>>2118735
So when we continue here later, the archive will be updated? Cool
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>>2118736
As far as I know yes
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>>2118736
Yup. It's very convenient.
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I'm a bit late, but I'm here too.
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no running then?

:(
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>>2118782
To clarify, the official runtime is at 00:00 UTC. I thought I could squeeze in the time earlier but no dice :(
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Imo we should try to establish our character in a parallel way to the MC. Try to drain the anime-magic from this world in activities than a harem MC guy would never do. Since the cultural clubs are bound to have females in them, the possible options I see are sports clubs with only males.
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I got an idea. Class Rep is nice and polite, at least away from MC-kun. How's about we ask her for help with remembering everyone, and tell her in confidence that we're having memory issues. Ask her to keep it secret and viola, we have an easy ticket to remembering the school.
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>>2118810
I'd rather stay away from the rep if I can help it. Interacting with her is fine, but not any more than necessary. remembering people's names isn't really that big of an issue anyway.
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Ah, what the hell. We'll run in an hour :)
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>>2115418
sorry too excited :D

You pass the time, and soon enough second period arrives. You leave the shade under the courtyard that you were hiding in and return to class 2-1. The teacher has left, but the next one hasn’t arrived. You walk in as casually as you can to your seat and sit down.
You catch the stares of some of your Mob classmates but none of them raise any complaints. As you pull out the materials for next class, you glance at your seatmates.

Hanazawa-san is playing with her phone. She pays you no notice.

The seat to your right is still empty.

You—
>Ask Hanazawa about first period
>Ask Hanazawa about your missing seat-mate
>Shut up. You’re going to draw attention to yourself, you know that?
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>>2118948
>Ask Hanazawa about first period
This is a normal thing to do. Also, we should study her, see if we can compare how she looks now to after we start talking with her more. She might develop details.
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>>2118948
>Shut up. You’re going to draw attention to yourself, you know that?
We'll ask one of our fellow mobs for notes from first period later
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>>2118948
>Ask Hanazawa about your missing seat-mate
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>>2118948
>Ask Hanazawa about your missing seat-mate
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>>2118948

>Ask Hanazawa about your missing seat-mate

"Um, Hanazawa-san," you try to come up with a topic of conversation. "Looks like he's still out, huh?"

Hanazawa Mayumi removes the gaze from her phone. She glances at you, then the empty seat to your right, then back at you. She does not say a word.

Before you could say anything else, though, the next teacher comes in. The students standing up chatting with each other return to their seats. Hanazawa puts away her phone.

As the sensei enters, he plops his textbook down at the table…
And stares at your direction. Your heartbeat stops. How could you be so naïve, to think that they’ll gloss over the new student not showing up at neither homeroom, nor first period?

You know this type of teacher. He’s the disciplinarian type, always by the school rule book. He does not say anything. He waits and stares at you in silence, his thick eyeglasses make reading his emotions impossible.

>You know what’s going to happen. Just pack up your things and get out.
>If he wants to kick you out anyway, he might as well say it.
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>>2119056
>You know what’s going to happen. Just pack up your things and get out.
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>>2119056
>If he wants to kick you out anyway, he might as well say it.
If we're a forgettable extra, let's make use of this.
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>>2119056
>You know what’s going to happen. Just pack up your things and get out.
>>2119065
We're not "forever a mob" man, doing this just makes us more notorious and this distinctly not mob.
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>>2119069
Doing things without an explicit command is what'll make us notorios.
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>>2119071
This, we wait until we are told to leave. Doing things on our own volition is a character trait.

Hey QM, are you surprised at all by how we're handling all this? Did you expect a different tack?
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>>2119058
>>2119065
>>2119069
>>2119071
>>2119082

Looks like a tie. 5 minutes to break it?

>>2119082
not expecting anything is half the fun :)
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>>2119056
>If he wants to kick you out anyway, he might as well say it.
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>>2119056
>If he wants to kick you out anyway, he might as well say it.
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>>2119056

>If he wants to kick you out anyway, he might as well say it.

You wait for him to call you out. You wonder what kind of hit this will have on your reputation.

Sensei then removes his glasses, and…
Pulls a micro-fibre cloth from his shirt pocket. He wipes his glasses, puts it back on, and turns to the black board.

“Alright, turn your textbooks to page…”

…Was him staring at you just a figment of your imagination? You let out a sigh. You didn’t even realize you were holding your breath.
...No, you weren't imagining it. In 9 out of 10 scenarios that teacher would've kicked you out. Something's amiss. You're sure of it.

For now, you turn to the prescribed page and bring out your mechanical pencil…

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The classes go by without a hitch. Lunchtime arrives in a blink of an eye.
The noise in the classroom is a bit more subdued compared to yesterday. Must not be an event day, as the harem, or at least not all of them, are present. The kouhai Fujimura and the ojou Kobayashi are not in sight of Nakamura Eiji’s seat. Instead, he is chatting away with your classmate dandere Tezuka and a guy wearing glasses.

>Go to lunch
>Explore the school
>Guy with gla--?

But before you could even finish laying out the choices you could pick from, two palms slam on your desk. Your neck snaps back forward. The class goes mute.

In front of you is the class rep, Hikaru Ryou. Her smile is sickly sweet.

“Ya. Ma. Da. Kun?”

>Run away
>Act innocent
>Write in
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>>2119136
>Act innocent
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>>2119136
>"I'm really sorry, Ryou-san, I wasn't feeling well this morning, and got a bit lost on the way here."

FUCK FUCK FUCK WERE BECOMING TOO IMPORTANT AND A HAREM MEMBER HAS INTEREST IN US AHHHHHHH
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>>2119136
>Act innocent
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>>2119136
>Act innocent
The bootlicker can feck off back to her crush and bother him.
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>>2119136
>That enemy school banchou was a tough guy could not make it faster, rep
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>>2119152
The only other school here is an all-girl academy. Were we beaten by a girl?
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Call me paranoid, but most of the time, your class rep wouldn't get this pissed at you if you were a bit late to school. I swear, if this girl starts to act even the slightest bit tsundere towards us, I will kill everyone and then myself before we go down the path of BoAE and my heart dies again.
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>>2119156
Do not go with this plan. Either answer would hook us into a plot. ABORT.
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>>2119142
This
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>>2119156
We could not call her a girl after she showed us all her manly resolve. It would be disrespectful.
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>>2119136
we are still new around here, we got a bit lost on the way
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>>2119136
>>2119142
Supporting this.
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>>2119136
this>>2119142
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>>2119142
Emphasis on the not feeling well, there's no way in hell we were this late just by getting lost
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>>2119136
Seconding >>2119142
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I doubt she will fully believe us but it should tide her over until we can find better ways to operate.
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>>2119136
>Act Innocent
>Write In: I got lost

“C-Class rep! Good afternoon.”
“Good afternoon to you too! It’s a nice morning, isn’t it, Yamada-kun? Great for a stroll?”
“Indeed, indeed. But in this fine weather, wouldn’t a relaxing nap sooth the nerves better?”
“...Cut the crap. You’re not gonna weasel out of this.”

She stands over you with crossed arms, killing intent in her eyes.

“Need I remind you, Yamada-[i]sama[/i], that homeroom starts at 8:30, and that all Koh Senior High students need to be present before the bell at 8:15?”
“...No?”
“Then what the hell do you think you’re doing?!?”

Her loud voice rings across the entire class. Surprisingly, no one even bothers to look at your direction. Hanazawa even continues to eat her tamago whilst reading her phone.
In fact, the only person looking in your direction, eyebrows raised, seems to be Nakamura-san.

“Look, Ma’am Class Rep, I could explain...“
“Go on.”
“I just got a bit lost—“
“HA?” She crooks her neck and speaks in a tone closer to yakuza than high school girl. “You think ‘cause you’re new here, I’ll take that? Are you calling me an idiot? If you’re still getting lost a month into the semester, maybe I should personally escort you?”
She cracks her knuckles.
“...No ma’am that won’t be necessary.”

She’s mad, really mad. It’s not the bashful tsun tsun of feigned curtness or coldness. No, she’s *pissed*.
...Way too angry, even. You were just playing hooky, but she stares at you as if you committed first grade murder.

“...Are you a delinquent, Yamada-san?”
“...What?”
“Have you been talking to her?”

Now she’s being cryptic. What now?
>What ‘delinquent’?
>Who’s ‘her’?
>”No ma’am.” Faster you get her off your back, the better.
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>>2119225
>Who's 'her'?
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>>2119225
>”No ma’am.” Faster you get her off your back, the better
But ask some mob characters about "her" later
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>>2119225
>>Who's 'her'?
I know we're supposed to be staying low but we've already grabbed attention and we need some fucking answers around here.
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>>2119225
>Who’s ‘her’?
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>>2119225
>Who’s ‘her’?
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>>2119236
Personally I think we should hedge our bets and just investigate on our own latter so that we don't draw attention but I'm fine with either option
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>>2119251
Eh, I dunno. If we're too dismissive too quickly, then she might really think we're trying to hide something. By showing we genuinely don't know who this person is, maybe she can calm down and realize we're still pretty new to this place.
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>>2119225
>Who’s ‘her’?
The delinquent queen of the girl academy is also a harem candidate?
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>>2119225
>Who’s ‘her’?

“...Eh? Hikaru-san, who’s her?”

She doesn’t reply. Instead she purses her lips. She looks at the girl beside you, as if looking for answers from the girl with the pink scrunchie. Hanazawa doesn’t seem to notice.

“...Whatever.” She fixes her lilac hair and stares you down one last time. “I will not accept any more lates from you, Yamada-san. You need to abide by this rules *especially* as a new student. Don’t make me have to keep an eye on you. Good day.”

She turns and leaves. Your heart rate starts to slow down as the adrenalin wears off. The room has returned to its initial bustling self. The corner of the room by the window is now unoccupied. Hanazawa continues eating her lunch.

>Quiet down and stew a bit on your seat
>Exit the room and find a place to cool off
>Try striking a conversation with Hanazawa. “Has she always been like that?”
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>>2119273
>Exit the room and find a place to cool off
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>>2119273
>Try striking a conversation with Hanazawa. “Has she always been like that?”
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>>2119273
>>Exit the room and find a place to cool off
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>>2119273
>Try striking a conversation with Hanazawa. "Has she always been like that?"
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>>2119225
>Who’s ‘her’?
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>>2119273
>Try striking a conversation with Hanazawa. “Has she always been like that?”
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>>2119273
>Exit the room and find a place to cool off
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>>2119273
>>Try striking a conversation with Hanazawa. “Has she always been like that?”
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>>2119273
>Try striking a conversation with Hanazawa. “Has she always been like that?”
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>>2119273
>Try striking a conversation with Hanazawa. “Has she always been like that?
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>>2119273
>Try striking a conversation with Hanazawa. “Has she always been like that?”
Then skip class again.
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We will have to skip a few more classes to identify the limits of the world maybe we could fake an injury? Also join a sports club you fucks. Get /fit/
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>>2119313
>Joining a sports club
Nah man, going home club is objectively the best, since we can work out if we want on our own, or explore, or do anything, really.
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>>2119273
>Try striking a conversation with Hanazawa. “Has she always been like that?”

Hanazawa glances at you for a second before returning her eyes to her phone.

“Like what, Yamada-san?”
“Like…” You try to find the right words to say. “Has she always been that...bound to justice or something?”

Hanazawa ponders for a bit.
“We weren’t really classmates until this year. But from what I’ve heard, yes. She’s really strict.”

Hm. Of course being the class rep means being a duty-bound character to begin with. But there seems to be something deeper there that you’re not seeing.

“By the way, Yamada-san.”
“Yes?”
“Are you, perhaps, a delinquent?”

Wait, this question again…?
>Yes
>No
>Why are you asking?
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>>2119334
>No? Why are you asking?
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>>2119324
We've got more access to anything important that's going on if were in a club, the only downside is that we might attract more attention to our-self, we could probably get by if we avoided mc-kun though
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>>2119334
>Why are you asking?
I don't really think we should be committing ourselves to a group of people already.
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>>2119334
>>No
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>>2119334
>Why are you asking?
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>>2119334
>No why are you asking?
Then skip class
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>>2119334
>No
Be a little late and suddenly everyone thinks you're a delipnquent...
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>>2119334
>No? Why are you asking?
I didn't think japanese students were this obsessed. We missed just 1 class. When I was in high school some students bailed some classes and no one really cared.
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>>2119334
>No
>Why are you asking?
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>>2119334
>No
>Why are you asking?

She squirms a bit in her seat.
“For my safety.”

She then turns her phone to you. In the display you see a bunch of high school girls wearing familiar white blazers.

And a suspicious guy standing in the middle of them all. You.
“For someone who’s lost, you sure had no trouble finding your way to St. Agace…”

>That photo needs to be deleted. Swipe the phone away from her.
>...How did she get that picture…?
>Wait for her to continue talking
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>>2119366
>Wait for her to continue talking
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>>2119357
Supporting.
That's what I was thinking too. Is class really this important in Japan?
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>>2119366
>...How did she get that picture…?
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>>2119366
>Wait for her to continue talking

Welp we're boned.
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>>2119366
>Wait for her to continue talking
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>>2119366
>I heard someone say the school was that way. Turns out they were talking about the wrong school
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>>2119387
Would be a pretty good write-in if we hadn't already been going to the school for a month and were clearly a guy.
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>>2119366
>Wait for her to continue talking
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>>2119366
>Wait for her to continue talking
I heard about another school wanted to go check it out got caught up doing that and was late.
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>>2119399
Also wouldn't work. who wouldn't have heard of a fancy all girls school?
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>>2119403
Thats why we wanted to go see it, we got curious and sidetracked.
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>>2119391
That's why I didn't mention the name of the school
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>>2119404
then that just confirms we didn't get lost, and isntead were willfully comminting deliquent-like acts
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Damn, I really am curious as to how she got the picture, but asking about it just makes us more suspicious.
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>>2119406
Yeah, but why would the person directing us point us towards the girls school?
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>>2119409
It makes us an airhead who lost track of time and wandered around like an idiot.
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>>2119413
Depends on if we can sell it
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>>2119412
...
It goes like this
We were lost
We overheard someone mention a school
IMPORTANT: They didn't mention the name of the school
IMPORTANT: We never approached them or asked for directions
We followed
It was the wrong school

Understand?
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>>2119421
Alright, bro, I understand.
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>>2119421
That's retarded, I'm pretty sure an all girls school has a uniform for its students. To say that we didn't notice that would make the fact that we're lying blatantly obvious.
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>>2119425
They did have a white uniform if I recall correctly.
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>>2119421
>>2119425
agreeing, it's pretty retarded
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>>2119421
Better to just play up being a curious airhead that lost track of time.
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Why not tell a half truth? We are new in the area and heard about another school and were curious.

Basically admit to skipping first class, because let's be honest, that's way better than creeping on girls. Be sure to mention we had no idea it was an all-girl school as well (which is true).
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>>2119421
We tell her that we skipped school to deal with some personal issues and then wandered around town to cool off. We're not a delinquent and we don't plan on continuing to do stuff like this. We then use the personal nature of our made up problem as leverage to get her to stop questioning us
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>>2119434
Act embarrassed about it too. Maybe that will make it more believable.
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>>2119425
And the only people who go to a school are the students? No teachers? No parents?

It's definitely not a good excuse, but it's the best we've got.
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Well, guys, the way I see it, if we're presented with an option to wait for her to continue, that implies we can see that she has more that she wants to say. I think we should wait before justifying ourselves in whatever bullshit way we come up with.
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>>2119453
Dude pretending we got lost won't work it is clear we know the way to school and can tell what our school looks like. We can and should play uo being an airhead we were curious and lost track of time.
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>>2119366
>Wait for her to continue talking

You stay silent. This is bad. If this picture spreads in 2-1, you will surely be pushed into the limelight. Not even taking Hikaru into consideration, you don’t even know what the *universe* will do to you when that happens.

You wait for her to continue. What does she want? Is this some kind of blackmail?

Hanazawa turns back the phone to herself. She then goes and promptly deletes the photo.

“Eh?” You fail to hide your surprise. Hanazawa then continues scrolling through whatever it was she was reading.
“If Yamada-san says that he’s not a delinquent, then the picture is surely fake right?”
She yawns for a bit, but she doesn’t lift her gaze from her gadget.
“And what if it isn’t?” You find yourself saying. “What if I really was there at Agace, cutting classes?”
“So you were lying a while ago?”
“Huh? No. I’m not a delinquent I swear.”

She turns to you, and maybe for the first time ever, you see her smile.
“Then the photo’s fake.”

You sit there, a but stunned, while Hanazawa puts away her lunchbox.
“That’s some pretty broken logic there, Hanazawa-san. To believe me more than photographic evidence…”
“A photo doesn’t have to be doctored to be fake you know. A photo framed to not tell the whole story is still a fake photo.”

You sit there, observing this girl beside you. She tucks a stray strand of hair behind her ear, and continues browsing her phone.

“How did you get that photo anyway, Hanazawa-san?”
“Hm? My friend took it.”

You pause. Her ‘friend’? Hanazawa’s a Mob, you’re sure of it...then the one who took the photo, her friend, is…?

>A Mob Character? But how?
>A Main Character? Despite you not spying colored hair?
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>>2119461
Holy fuck Hanazawa is the best bro we could've asked for.

>A Main Character? Despite you not spying colored hair?

More likely to be a main character if they took initiative. Plenty of main characters with black or brown hair.
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>>2119461
She is "Friend A" or "Friend B" to Female MC of other series
WHO SAID that there is ONLY ONE MC
>there are 2 schools
>each have own MC
Hanazawa is a "Friend B from other school" of All Female School's MC
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>>2119461
>>A Main Character? Despite you not spying colored hair?
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>>2119461
>A Main Character? Despite you not spying colored hair?
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>>2119461
Whatever we do here, observe the girl. We need to see if she seems any different than yesterday. We aren't even sure she had a NAME and now she has friends at a different school sending pictures?
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>>2119484
>inb4 it turns out we were insane this whole time and the world is entirely normal
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>>2119484
ALSO
WE picked up HER Eraser
>in world of anime that is Hi-end Love FLAG
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>>2119461

>A Mob Character? But how?

>>2119460
That's way less believable though.
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>>2119488
Holy fuck you're right. Hanazawa route-lock confirmed.
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>>2119461
>A Main Character? Despite you not spying colored hair?
there are main characters with dark colored hair. You have to look for altered uniforms and slightly different altered designs, like hair sticks, ear rings, or other accessories.
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>>2119496
That is
D E S T I N Y
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>>2119461
>A Main Character? Despite you not spying colored hair?
She is /ourgirl/ we must have triggered our own sub plot.
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>>2119461
>A Mob Character? But how?
Taking pictures is a Mob activity, viewing pictures is an MC task.
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>>2119533
Unless you are MC who is part of Photography Club.
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>>2119537
Photography Club people don't take pictures with cellphone cameras.
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>>2119461
It has to be a [Main Character]. Mobs shouldn’t have the agency to take pictures that removed from Nakamura Eiji, right?

The bell rings. Once again, lunch passes by with you not having eaten anything. The students outside shuffle back in and make their way back to their seats. Hanazawa stretches her back and yawns a bit once more.

You sit there, a bit overwhelmed with everything that’s happened thus far. But before anything else, there’s something you have to do.

“Hanazawa...er, thank you. For believing me. It’s a bit hard to explain everything, but…”
From the corner of your eye, you see her shaking your head.
“Don’t thank me, Yamada-san. Thank the class rep.”

...Eh?
“She was the one that trusted you. She was covering for you since homeroom, saying that you were just at the infirmary and will be back. Everyone knew you were cutting, but she defended you with so much confidence that the picture actually did shock me when I saw it.”
“Wait, why would she be covering for me? We’re not really that close to begin with. Hikaru-san had no reason to do that.”
“Who knows? But if the class rep trusts in you, then maybe so should I, is what I think.”

The sound of chalk hitting the blackboard prompts Hanazawa to focus on her notebook. You follow suit, but in the end, you couldn’t keep your mind off of the events that have transpired…

>cont’d
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>>2119541
OH BOY
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>>2119541
guys i'm scared someone hold me
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>>2119541

The day ends with not a single teacher sitting you down for questioning, all thanks to the class rep covering for you. But your hardships have yet to end.

You sit on the couch in your living room, quiet. Across from you, your parents are speaking to each other in hushed tones. You’ve never seen your father look so serious. Your mother, though, has the same sharp appearance.

After what feels like a lengthy conversation between the two, your mother pulls out a chair and sits across from you, crossing her legs. Your father stands by her right.

“So? Explain yourself.”

She’s seething. A black miasma seems to emanate from her being. It was then you realized that when it comes to intimidation, Hikaru Ryou’s got nothing on your mom.

>Write in
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>>2119575
>Mom, Dad. I love you. I am sorry but I want to change myself, be someone else
I AM A GROWN UP MAN!
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>>2119575
I heard about another more fancy school nearby and I wanted to check it out, I hadn't considered it was an all girls school. I ended up losing track of time and I apologise for messing up it won't happen again.
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>>2119575
Let's come clean. Explain that we don't know what the fuck, but we feel like we suddenly snapped awake and there's weird cliches everywhere.

Let's hit the bottom of the rabbit hole we started down. If they think we're crazy, we can claim stress from moving to a new city and all that.
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>>2119575
Admit that we intentionally skipped school, apologize, and then prepare to face the consequences
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>>2119575
Come half clean. Explain that your memory has been fuzzy recently, and that you wanted to reacquaint yourself with the area.You didn't tell them because you didn't want to worry them.
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>>2119575
>>2119599
Supporting this.
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>>2119575
>>2119599
Supporting
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>>2119575
This.>>2119599
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>>2119599
I guess were doing this.
Amnesia, followed by kleptomania the signs of being a video game protagonist.
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>>2119633
Oh Christ we fucked up enough to make a sub plot. We shit the bed picking up the eraser.
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>>2119575
>Write in

“Mom, Dad, I would like to apologize for cutting classes this morning. It won’t happen ever again, I promise. The only reason I did it is because...I’ll be completely honest right now. Recently...my head’s been all fuzzy.”

Your mom raises an eyebrow. “Fuzzy?”
“Yes, mom. I’ve been misplacing things...forgetting stuff...just, generally when it comes to remembering things…”
“So, to remember stuff, you go spying on private school girls?”
“No mother...I can’t really explain properly what I was thinking at the time. It’s more like...in my mind something was bugging me, that I had forgotten something in that location, and I had to go there to find out. It just so happened to be the private all girls school, St. Agace.”

You aren’t -really- lying, but you’re not telling the whole truth either. You feel a bit guilty. And somehow, you know that your mother can sense it.

Your dad on the other hand,
“K-Ken-chan, that’s horrible! Why didn’t you tell us sooner?”
“Sorry, I didn’t want to worry you two so I kept it to myself. Sorry.”
“Do you need to go to the doctor? Hm, I don’t know if the hospital’s still open this time of night though…”
“Ah, no need dad. I think I’m getting better now. I just need some time, then I’ll be back in shape in no time.”

Geh. That excuse stinks, and you know it, and your mom knows it. Only your father didn’t seem to get the memo.

“Well, if you’re getting fine then that’s all that matters. Right, Akane?”
Yep, just looking at your mom it’s obvious she’s not buying it at all.

But in the end she sighs and rubs her temples. “Migraines *do* run in my family, I suppose…”
She then straightens up and stares you down again.
“I’ll accept it for now, but that doesn’t mean you get away from this scott-free. You’ve still cutted classes, and that is deserving of punishment, ‘fuzziness’ or not.”

She stands up. Your sentence is being served. “You’re grounded. Give me your phone before you sleep tonight. Go join a club or do part time. Maybe doing nothing is what’s rotting that brain of yours.”

She stands up from her seat and heads to their bedroom. After a whole day working and commuting to and from Tokyo, she must be exhausted. Then add on top of that this whole fiasco.
“Don’t mind your mom, she’s just tired, Ken-chan.”
“Yeah…” At least you seemed to have regained your dad’s trust back again.
“You know what? What your mom said actually gave me an idea.”
You turn to your father, curious. He smiles at you.

“We’re going jogging tomorrow.”

(TO BE CONT’D)

holy crap its five am here already. If i actually wake up later maybe we can still continue this session
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>>2116123
I'm not really pushing for it but you can't really call it ntr if he's not dating them or rejecting them. You wouldn't call it ntr if a guy got together with a girl that had a crush on you but you never bothered with, right? It's the same thing
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>>2119667
Anon, do you want us to be the Wrong Guy who the love Interest turns to in despair over her unattainable crush before the MC realises he loves her and she dumps us for him?
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>>2119729
on the rare occasion that the harem protag chooses a girl its always the childhood friend/class prez or the new exotic transfer girl.
Just go for the sleepy blueberry or the rich girl.
Those two definitely never win.
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>>2119764
>childhood friend
Wew they never win though
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But anon, why do you want to waifu anyone? It's much more fun to just watch everything happen at this point in time.
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>>2119859
What's the point to a quest where we don't do anything?
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>>2119872
Preemptive waifuing is sometimes more damaging than actual antagonism
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>>2119729
>finally choosing one of the literal harem of girls crushing on him the moment she's with someone else
>Actually going back to be with the guy that clearly ignored/rejected her feelings that only started wanting her as soon as she shows interest in another person
Honestly I'd just pity her, that's a shity trope and if that did happen we'd probably be better off in the long run
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>>2119910
No offense anon but that sounds boring as fuck
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>>2119987
None taken, you're obviously a plebian with shit taste

I can't blame the unwashed masses for their faults
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>>2120015
It begins
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>>2120090
If we do waifu someone I want it to be the blueberry

Sleepy waifus don't get enough love
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>>2120107
I mean, you aren't wrong...
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I'd prefer waifuing another Mob character and elevating them beyond Mob status with us.

But for now I'm still curious to see if this world is only one anime genre or rather a whole bunch of them. It's entirely possible that we'll end up in a different style of show if we deviate enough.

It would also seem since we didn't sign up to be the MC's friend that role has since been filled by someone else. Random glasses guy.

Now we gotta think of a club to join. I'm thinking we need to avoid the sport and music clubs since those are already animes in their own rights.

That doesn't leave a whole lot of room though,outside of getting caught up in the MC's club or trying to find some other mob club.

Maybe ask the cute girl who deleted that incriminating photo of us what clubs there are, and if she has any recommendations.
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>>2120107
Fuck yeah
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>>2120129
>>2120181

Nice to meet some other men of taste and class

oh btw my id changes because lol mobile
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WE GOTTA JOIN THE LITERATURE CLUB GUYS ITS FUN!!
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>>2120809
WE UP FOR SOME LIGHT MUSIC CLUB, BOIS?
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>>2120809
FUCK OFF
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Why can't we choose based on who they are and not their archetypes?
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>>2120863

Well personally I will

I just want to get to know the sleepy blueberry and waifu her

because sleepy blueberries deserve love, and they have the longest shot out of any waifu out there.
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>>2120867
>Not jumping on the Hanazawa-train
You're being delusional, anon, we already route-locked with her.
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>>2120882
>Routelock
>in a quest where routelocks only belong to the MC

Come, join me, we can defy fate together

and finally fucking waifu a sleepy waifu
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>>2120895
Sleepy waifu is pretty cool, but I dunno, anon, I'll see where the waves take me.
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>>2120910
Very well.

Just remember, the comfy sleps, snuggles, and naptime depend on smooching the blueberry.
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>>2120809
>>2120821
>Literature Club
>Light Music Club

you all have shit taste instead join Drama Club then we might have a sad mob heroine waiting to save her.
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No one wants to join the Research Club just to get them to realize what's going on and research that?
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>>2121211
That's where the MC is

we can hang out with the waifus, but not the MC, because who knows what would happen.
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Let's maybe get to know the potential waifus before deciding who to waifu?
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I'm starting to suspect that we're becoming main-rival. Whoever threatens the MC's harem usually fails and just works as some sort of obstacle, so I wouldn't waifu shit until we get the pres off our tail, otherwise we'd just be creating more waifus for the waifu throne.
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>>2121211
That would make us main cast.
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Rules for an average and mediocre mod life.
1) Mobs don't act, they are acted upon
When we picked up the eraser off the ground or went to the all girls school we ACTED, when the tusndere reamed us out we sat there and got acted upon
2) Mobs don't own things
Anything in someones house is a new cramp for the animator so they would keep our possessions to a minimal. We should not get anything new except a computer
3) Mobs are seen not heard
They are there to serve the MC not challagne him. They carry your food, score slightly less than you on a test, and follow your plans. They don't exceed the MC or oppose him.
4) Mobs are teammates not clubmates
A soccer team need warm bodies, a basball team needs a benchwarmer, but a club is a friend group, because they work with all their members not just the one or two "star" members.
5) Mobs don't hate. Mobs don't love.
Opinions are what chacters have, a Mob will eat uncolor slop off their shitty flakey plastic tray because changeing it is the MCs work. On the same note unless its beloved by a crowd a Mob will not put in more than a token effort to get it.
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>>2121310
I personally think our Awakened status and assiduous actions to avoid the insidious influence of the Harem MC as a mob character has caught the interest of the 'Viewers'.

This is something new, this is something entertaining, and now 'their' focus is on us. We are the Ensemble Darkhorse. That minor character whose action and personality has caught the eyes of the 'viewer' and becomes unexpectedly popular. Now we are subject to the demand that we be shown more often and in more situations where we react for the 'viewers' entertainment.

There is no escape from the 'viewers'. For it is us and only us. The only way to avoid this dastardly fate is to not play the quest.

Clearly our Ken is doomed.
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Deepest lore.
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>>2121316
At least we died the way we lived, a weeb.
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>>2121334
Clearly we ended up in trope filled world, with different groups in different areas being a different trope. The all girl school was clearly the area where gang battle shounens happen and we unknowingly evaded being the mc that gets stuck fighting everyone through a perpetual cycle of offenses and trying to take out the "strong new guy".
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>>2121352
I want our romcom beach episode to overlap with a battle manga's beach episode just to see how the romcom guys justify all the shit going down around them
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>>2121352
We should definitely genre switch this whole thing into battle shounen now.
There is no other way towards true happines.
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>>2121401
Only if we drink a soda can full of GAR.
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ded
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>>2121359
A movie being filmed or something.

>>2121401
We can do shounen anything. I was thinking slice of life sports-tier manga but really even if you do fishing it'll look like a super-powered adventure in anime-land.
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>>2121401
>start out as a side character to a romcom
>gets weirder and more random as mc explores more
>gets dark as hell as he learns more and more about this world
>ends up battling the "author" outside of existence Gurren Lagan style
>goes from harem/comedy->battle/shounen->seinen/dark as fuck->existential philosophy->super escalated shounen

Dear god, that'd be a trip
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>>2121445
I was thinking more of a there's no author/god just an anime universe governed by the laws of anime and the fact that we're sentient means we can channel those rules towards affecting outcomes.
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>>2121401
>not getting into contact with ayy lmaos and banging alien waifus across the starts
do you even get out of bed in the morning?
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Sounds like we did, in fact, have some friends before we "woke up"

Like student council pres.

But now we dont remember her...
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GUYS
We need to kill everyone and become the new god of this world. We may be a worthless mob, but we can weaponize our worthlessness and become unstoppable.
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>>2121605
Nah we should become this worlds equivalent to that fucking duck from Wakfu. We will block the screen when the mc or Heram do anything lewd or even visually interesting
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>>2121609
I'm personally up for cockblocking everyone to make this world entertaining
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Running again in an hour
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He lives!
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>>2121809
Woo
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>>2121809
Magnificent.
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>>2121809
qkkr
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>>2121809
You were woken up by your father at 4 in the morning. With your clothes already laid out and breakfast baking in the kitchen, you leave your house with the sun not even peeking out. Seeing you out wordlessly is your mother, sipping coffee and already in her office uniform.

As much as you like the guy, Yamada Jun is not exactly all that normal a person. He’s a bit of an airhead and, being the main cook and house-husband, has a surprisingly high level girl power.
Add to that, as you learn today, a bit too fitness buff.

You sprint through the road by the river, the cold morning air burning your lungs. Though you are of average build in this universe, you were never fit in your past life, and it shows. Your running is awkward. Your muscles are burning already.

“Alright, stop!” Your dad shouts from the side of the road. He looks at you, arms crossed, not necessarily disappointed but definitely not expecting your poor shape.

“D-Dad,” you say in between breaths. “D-Didn’t you say we were - *gasp* - going jogging?”
“But we are?”
This is interval training, you blockhead!

“But really now,” your dad says scratching his head. “I didn’t realize you were this unathletic, Ken-chan. I could’ve sworn you were a bit better when I saw you on your last sports festivals.”
You pause. Did your [Reawakening] affect your reincarnated body somehow?

“Well, whatever!” He returns back to a stupid grin. “Listen up, Ken-chan! The key to a long life is three simple things: exercise, women, and alcohol! But since you’re still young, and you seem to have no game, we’ll have to settle for working you out first! Wahaha!”
You’re gonna wake the neighbors up, dear father…

But, seeing your father beaming, so obviously proud of seeing his son running, does leave you with a warm feeling in your chest. And no, it’s not from all that sprinting either.

“Your old man might be unreliable sometimes, Ken-chan, but don’t be afraid to come to me for advice. Especially when it comes to women! Hahaha!”

You take note of this.

Your father looks at his stopwatch and pulls out his whistle again. “Break over! Five laps!”

...You just wish he could realize not everyone has the same idiot strength as him…

>cont’d
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>>2121917
Breakfast consists of power bars and warm milk. With your dad insisting you finish the whole baking pan, you go to school gut bursting, yet dead tired. Your eyes are drooping already, despite it being, what, 7 AM?

You try to keep your stride normal after the muscles in both your legs have been obliterated. Climbing the hill up to Koh Senior Highschool is taking all of your energy, your legs wobbling with every step. You wish, it being so early, that no one would be around to spot you.

But it seems the high school kids of Yumegawa are diligent. The road up to the hill is already half filled with fellow students doing the climb, some engaged in casual chatter. Though most of them are Mobs, two in particular stand out. You had no idea the top 2 beauties come to school so early.

Kobayashi Mariko walks up alone with an elegant grace, her long silver hair flowing from her back like a river. Hikaru Ryou is also alone, but is occasionally stopped by your classmates saying hello to her.

You look around. A rare chance.

No Nakamura Eiji.

>Approach Kobayashi Mariko
>Approach Hikaru Ryou
>Keep to yourself
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>>2121924
>>Keep to yourself
Can we see if they act normal around each other if the MC isn't around?
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>>2121924
>>Keep to yourself
Aw man, Dad is best boy
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>>2121924
>Approach Hikaru Ryou
I guess we should thank her properly
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>>2121924
>Approach Hikaru Ryou
We gotta ask her why she goes all tsun over Eiji. Why does she like him? Not in a jealous way, just genuine innocent curiosity.
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>>2121924
>Approach Hikaru Ryou
Thank her for vouching for us and apologize for putting her in that position
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>>2121924
>Keep to yourself
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>>2121924
>>Keep to yourself
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>>2121924
>>Approach Hikaru Ryou
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>>2121924
>>Approach Hikaru Ryou
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>>2121938
I don't think we should confront her straight away with how she acts around Eiji. At least get to know her a bit first.
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>>2121924
>Approach Hikaru Ryou
Thank her, and ask her why she vouched for us.

Really. Be grateful.
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>>2121982
Tbh I dont wanna confront her at all, I'd rather make the MC own plot-line separated from the other chars. Shadowrunning runs deep in my blood.
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>>2121924
>Approach Hikaru Ryou

You try to keep to yourself, but find yourself discovered in the end.
“Oh, Yamada-kun. Good morning.”
Ever the duty-bound class rep, she greets you with a smile.
“Morning, class rep.”
She looks you up and down, then smiles. “It seems you have learned your lesson, Yamada-kun. I’m glad. Though you don’t have to push yourself to go to school this early, I won’t go as far as to discourage it either.”
“But aren’t you early yourself, class rep?”
“Sensei wanted to meet the class reps before homeroom starts later. To be honest, I’m not really an early riser myself…”

Though she still talks with that diplomatic tone, the image of a disgruntled, messy sleeper class rep is not a hard one to conjure.

You continue the walk up the hill. Did you want to talk about something else?

>About Nakamura Eiji
>About yesterday
>Nothing. Politely excuse yourself.
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>>2121997
>About yesterday
Appologize and thank her
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>>2121997
>>About yesterday
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>>2121997
>About yesterday
Thank her for vouching for us and if she seems comfortable ask her why she did so
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>>2121997
>>About yesterday
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>>2121997
>About yesterday

"Thanks chief."
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>>2121997
>About yesterday
Why did she stick up for us when we were clearly lying? Not that we admit that, but we know she knows we were lying.
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>>2121997
>About yesterday
Who really cares about that fuckboy.
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>>2121997
>>About yesterday
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>>2121997
>About yesterday
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>>2121997
“Oh right, class rep, about yesterday…”
You try to find the right words to say. She says nothing, waiting for you patiently.

“Thank you. If it weren’t for you, I’d be in way deeper trouble with the teachers right now. I want to explain what really happened yesterday, but…”
Hikaru just smiles. “Whatever are you thanking me for, Yamada-kun?”
“Well, for covering for me.”
“Hmm~? I don’t think it really is deserving of any thanks though? I was just doing my duty as a class rep, right?”
You chuckle. Hikaru looks at you surprised.

“What is it, Yamada-kun?”
You wave your hands, saying it’s nothing. Just accept the gratitude, you goddamn tsundere.

“Well, whatever. I owe you one class rep. That’s a promise.”

You continue walking, but find that she had stopped in her tracks. You look back, and see that her face has turned a bit serious.

“Are you sure about that, Yamada-kun? I might just take you up on that offer someday…”

>”...What?”
>”Yes, I’m serious.”
>”What do you mean?”
>”Nevermind, I take it back.”
>Write in
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>>2122085
>>”Nevermind, I take it back.”
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>>2122085
>>”Yes, I’m serious.”
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>>2122085
>>”What do you mean?”
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>>2122085
>”Yes, I’m serious.”
>”What do you mean?”
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>>2122085
>”Yes, I’m serious.”
>”What do you mean?”
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>>2122085
>”What do you mean?”
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>>2122085
>"Nevermind, I take it back."
>"Kidding, I mean it, though what do you mean? Have something in mind?"
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>>2122085
>”What do you mean?”
Oh god she's gonna saddle us with a fucking sidequest to get the harem protagonist to like her or some shit.
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"Yes, I'm serious, so long as it's within reason."

She did help us, and if she ever decides to cash in her favor, maybe we can find out more about her through helping her out.

Also off topic, I think we may be going about this all wrong in regards to why our parents aren't quite mobs. Perhaps since our parents aren't directly involved with MC, they get full personalities, as they'll never be in the same room as him. Everyone else near him becomes mobs, except for the heroines and goofy side characters and such.)
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>>2122119
Someone said the brother is actually a protag theory which I think it makes kinda sense.
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>>2122119
My theory is that Dad is a former MC and Mom is his OTP girl. It explains both of their oddities.
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>>2122119
So the MC just sucks the personalities of those around him, making him look attractive enough for said harem to occur? Sounds legit.
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>>2122133
That sounds like a posibility too, once the anime is canned and he's with his final waifu I guess there's no reason to actually have adventures, so that means us would be an uninteresting part of the universe and would explain being mobs.

I like it.
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>>2122085
>>”Nevermind, I take it back.”
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>>2122137
Maybe, maybe not. Maybe occurring stories drain the "personality" out of non-relevant characters involved in said story and it's not isolated to harem MC.
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>>2122085
>>”Nevermind, I take it back.”
Give the other girls the spotlight ya dumb broad
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>>2122137
Like if we became relevant somehow to the story of the harem MC, perhaps we'd develop an actual personality bound to our role in said story, but maybe it also limits us to being secondary as long as it interferes with the harem protag ability to look better.

I'm kinda excited for all the prospects honestly.
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>>2122133
We could confirm this by asking Dad about his high school days.
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>>2122085
>"Yes, I'm serious, so long as it's within reason."
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>>2122161
He could pull a goof and not explain anything but I'm willing for father-son bonding.
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>>2122085

"Yes, I’m serious...well as long as it’s within reason,” you add. “Why, what is it class rep?”
Silence. Until in the end, she just shakes her head and smiles again.
“Ok then, Yamada-kun. Being a class rep alone can be hard sometimes, so maybe one of these days I’ll ask for your help.”

You finally reached the school entrance. “Well, Yamada-kun, the faculty’s this way.”

You bow down politely to each other and separate by the lockers. You were about to change to your indoor shoes, when you are stopped by Hikaru.

“Oh right, Yamada-kun.”
“Yes, class rep?”
“You might want to get that checked out.”
“What do you mean?”
“Your legs. The infirmary’s that way.”

Before you could reply though, she disappears once again.

You could swear you were trying to walk normally in front of her…

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Classes go by in a flash, and once more it is lunch time. The intense morning workout is washing you over with a strong dose of drowsiness.

Once again, the whole harem is gathered around Eiji’s desk. The ojou, tsundere, kouhai, dandere, and…
Hm?

>Who is that?
>You’re just tired. Take a nap.
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>>2122182
>Who is that?
Can we estimate how far in the "Show: we are by how many girls there are?
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>>2122182
>Who is that?
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>>2122182
>>You’re just tired. Take a nap.
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>>2122188
*"Show"
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>>2122182
>>You’re just tired. Take a nap.
oh shit.
did the one true waifu for eiji show up?
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>>2122182
>>Who is that?
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>>2122182
>Who is that?
>Someone is phasing in.
>Actually listen to what they are saying. It might be important.
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>>2122182
>You’re just tired. Take a nap.
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>>2122182
>>Who is that?
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Why so much support for taking a nap?
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>>2122182
>>Who is that?
>>2122215
people want to move from mob to MC
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>>2122182
>>Who is that?
Only other dere i can think of is yandere
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>>2122182
>>You’re just tired. Take a nap.
Don't care

>>2122215

(If we take a nap, we might attract the blueberry)
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>>2122218
kuudere, deredere, kusodere(shit waifu)
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“...What, it’s just Tokimichi-san.”

It’s Nakamura’s seatmate, Tokimichi Endo. Nothing out of the ordinary. You’re just getting tired.

>Take that nap.
>Something’s definitely up. Listen closer.
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>>2122226
>>Something’s definitely up. Listen closer.
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>>2122226
>>Something’s definitely up. Listen closer.
Dangit.
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>>2122226
>Something’s definitely up. Listen closer.
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>>2122226
>>Something’s definitely up. Listen closer.
stop it CIA
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>>2122226
>>Something’s definitely up. Listen closer.
I'm not napping out of spite now
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>>2122226
Welp, we lost the chance to be Best Bro to the MC.
Unless he's a pervert or rival. But I doubt the latter and the former doesn't necessarily disqualify him.
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>>2122226
>Take that nap.
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>>2122226
>Something’s definitely up. Listen closer.
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>Something’s definitely up. Listen closer.
>He... wasnt here before.
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>>2122226
>>Something’s definitely up. Listen closer.
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>>2122226
>>Take that nap.
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>>2122226
>>Something’s definitely up. Listen closer.
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>>2122226
>Something’s definitely up. Listen closer.
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>>2122226
>So someone else just ended up as the best friend, eh?
>Something's definitely up. Listen closer.
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>>2122226
“I’m telling you, Nakamura-dono! A fair leader would distribute these bounties to his subjects, knowing full well that greed is not befitting of a noble samurai!”

“Shut it, four eyes!” Hikaru’s back to full on tsundere mode. “You just want to mooch free food off Eiji!”
“Goh!”
“If you ever touch a morsel of the meal I prepared Eiji-kun,” Kobayashi-san smiles sweetly at him. “Hm? Maybe I shall rip your tongue out first?”
“Bwa!”
“Um, senpai? Are you, like, friends with this person?”
“Gwahuh!" He staggers, but he's not out yet. "I must let you know, Fujimura-dono, that I, Tokomichi Endo, am the noble steed of Nakamura-dono, and I have every right to the shares of his--”
“Ugh,” a disgusted face from Rinko-chan. “Why did such a regal name go to such a creepy pervert…”
“Hwaaaaa!” At last, Tokomichi-san falls to the ground, fainting from all the critical hits.

...What, isn’t it just your typical harem romcom bit? What caught your attention?

Tezuka-san’s the only one not riffing on Tokomichi. Instead, she carefully splits her onigiri into two.

While smiling.

You’ve never seen her smile that big before.

In fact, why is Hikaru breaking the class rep act for a Mob? How is he able to stay in such close proximity to the main harem?

...Wait, isn’t the answer obvious? It’s because he’s not a Mob. He’s a [Side Character].

>Problem solved, go take that nap.
>Wait a second...
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>>2122308
>>Problem solved, go take that nap.
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>>2122308
>>Problem solved, go take that nap.
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>>2122308
>>Problem solved, go take that nap.
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>>2122308
>Wait a second...

Work it brain! Almost there!
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>>2122308
>>Wait a second...
no mom I don't want to take a nap
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>>2122308
>wait a second...
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>>2122308
>Problem solved, go take that nap.

Was tempted to go deeper though.
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>>2122308
>Wait a second
>Where the hell was he before? I could have sworn we never heard anything about it on the day we Awakened. Did we just forget?
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>>2122308
>>Problem solved, go take that nap.
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>>2122308
>Wait a second...
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>>2122308
>Problem solved, go take that nap.
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>>2122308
>Wait a second...
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>>2122308
>>Problem solved, go take that nap.
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I find it hilarious that out of all the choices so far, this one is the most evenly split xD
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>>2122308
>Wait a second...

Something seems off here.
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>>2122308
>>Wait a second...
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>>Problem solved, go take that nap.
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>>2122308
>>Wait a second...
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>>2122340
I like to think of it as our exhaustion steadily working against our curiosity. The longer we spend trying to work things out in our head and from our surroundings, the more we risk drifting off to sleep.
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>>2122308
>Problem solved, go take that nap.
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>>2122308
>>Problem solved, go take that nap.
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Cmon fuckers were so close!
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Why do people want to sleep?
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>>2122364

Why do you want to stay awake?
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>>2122308
>>Problem solved, go take that nap.
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>>2122364
Our SANITY METER is obviously very low, and the game is telling us to regen by sleeping.
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>>2122364
So we don't fall asleep in class later and piss of the prez?
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>>2122366
On the off chance that something is going on we should stay awake
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>>2122374

Personally I don't want to draw even more attention by staying awake and falling asleep later, and I'm pretty biased towards naps already.
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>>2122369
>>2122364
This too. We should rest and get ourselves to full working order before tackling this problem.
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>>2122388
>>2122386
Can we at least investigate later after the nap? something is definitely off
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>>Problem solved, go take that nap.
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>>2122410
sure, i'm fine with that
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>>2122369
Then test the boundries of the sanity meter in a safe environment.
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>>2122410
WE'RE BREAKING THE CONDITIONING
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>Look at all these votes.

Also its to notice he didnt exist before. Thats it.

You cunts.

Sleeping wont REGAIN sanity. This world is slowly eroding our ability to notice its shit, and now yall are just bending over for it.

You sicken me.
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>>2122308
>Problem solved, go take that nap.
>Wait a second…

[Side Characters]?

You haven’t really given it any thought before, but indeed the presence of [Side Characters] should be obvious in hindsight. You just haven’t paid them any notice so far.

They aren’t as unremarkable as [Mobs], but neither are they as flashy as the main girls. So, in theory, they are the hardest characters to detect in your position. In fact, Tokomichi seems to be the only [Side Character] you have marked with certainty.

Your mom and dad...you’re sure that they aren’t. So is interaction with the main character the requirement to become a [Side Character]? Then that means all [Side Characters] are close, or will be close, with the Main Character.

Therefore…

Therefore…

Ah, you can’t hold on any longer. You lose yourself to sleep.

>cont’d
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>>2122434
I think we're just tired from running, we did potentially miss out in investigating Tokomichi
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>>2122446
though
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>>2122435
Darkness. Darkness, and everything feels so...hm. Is it hot? Is it cold? What is the sensation of emptiness?

Whatever. Who cares anymore.

Darkness, yet your body is in full view, nude. You look down. You see the bulging stomach, the acne on your skin, all your imperfections in plain sight.

This is your body. This was your body. Your dead body. The results of all those years of chasing the carnal, the calls of the flesh, of sloth, of apathy.
Congratulations. Here is your prize.

You lay on the morgue, blanketed and nude. And you lay there unvisited. Rotting. Alone.

alone alone alone alone alone alone Alone Alone ALONE ALONE AL--

Someone shakes your shoulders. You flounder in the darkness, grabbing air, for there is nothing, and there is no one, there left.

---------------------

You wake up heart racing. It’s just a dream. It was only a dream.

Someone once again shakes your shoulders. “Yamada-kun?”

You turn your neck, but your eyes, having just woken up, are glazed and cloudy. “Yamada-kun?”

You wonder who it is, so you call out her name--

>Write in
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>>2122471
>Rei
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>>2122471
>Hanazawa
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>>2122471
>Sarah?
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>>2122471
>Hanazawa
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>>2122471
>Hanazawa?
It makes since since she's right next to us, a good cover in case we're wrong. Anyone else, and if we're mistaken it'll be harder to deny we were dreaming of them if such an accusation occurs.
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>>2122471
>Rei
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>>2122471
>Hanazawa
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>>2122471
>Sarah?

Random english names are fun.
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>>2122471
>Hanazawa?
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>>2122471
>Hanazawa?
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>>2122471
>Mr.Krabs?
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>>2122471
>Hanazawa
mobs gotta stick together
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>>2122471
>Hanazawa?
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>>2122471
"...Hanazawa?"

Your eyes clear up.

"Sorry for disappointing you," says the class rep.

>cont'd
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>>2122471
>Mom?
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>>2122523
"Well, she usually sits on that side, so I just assumed."
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>>2122539
This
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>>2122539
this
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>>2122523
This isnt a write in...
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>>2122566
I think we're aware of that.
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>>2122523
“Ah...class rep, how could I help you?” It took you a few seconds to realize just who you were talking to. “Wait, I can explain--”

“We’ll talk about you sleeping later. For now,” she motions to the room. You find that the seats are empty. Has class already ended?

No...the class isn’t completely empty. It’s just the boys that are gone.

The eyes of all the Mob girls are on you. Including Hanazawa.
Oh right. Next class was gonna be PE.

“Get out, maybe?” says Hikaru with a smile, before promptly kicking your ass out the hallway.

“Ow…” She didn’t even give you time to grab your change of clothes. You leave the hallway and find a place to wait for the girls to finish changing.

“Hm...that was a nasty dream, though…” But you know better. That wasn’t just a dream. That was a piece of your past life.

“Did I say something weird to the class rep…?” You felt like you blurted something you didn’t mean to while you were half asleep.
...Well, if you can’t remember it then it probably wasn’t that important...

>cont'd
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>>2122582
>I feel like were getting a reputation as a bumbling idiot.
>Or perhaps a narcoleptic.
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>>2122582
>...Well, if you can’t remember it then it probably wasn’t that important...
STOP HAVING THESE THOUGHTS LAD. That's dumb protagonist words!
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>>2122594
Oh god we need a mirror. We need to see if we're still bland.
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>>2122590
ya think?
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Or perhaps slightly unhinged
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>>2122590
Well, we kinda need to find our gimmick if we actually want to graduate to side character, though there could still be some benefits in remaining a mob for a while longer.
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>>2122610
We should try picking a gimmick that doesn't affect our mind, I think us bumbling around may be having negative effects
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>>2122619
we literally just did bumbling.
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>>2122621
?
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Maybe this is what happens when you screw with the natural order of things, it wouldn't surprise me if the universe or whatever runs this world were trying to screw with us or drive us mad, or maybe it's just us realizing the full extent of what fucks actually going on and slowly slipping into insanity. Or maybe we just have really weird dreams, I dunno
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Perhaps... tomorrow morning we put everything we have into the jog. See if it affects us? Our archetype is forming, but we could be the sleepy badass instead of the sleepy useless guy
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>>2122627
yes become chad
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>>2122627

Maybe not be sleepy at all? It's not too late to change the archetype.
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>>2122582
You arrive to the field late. The male PE teacher eyes you as you walk in, but does not say a word for now. The boys and the girls have separate PE classes, and the male teacher is a huge man that looks halfway between a bear and a gorlla. The boys are in the middle of their warm-ups and have already partnered up with each other. You find yourself alone.

That’s to be expected anyway, since the males of Class 2-1 are odd numbered. But aren’t we a pair short…?

“Sensei! I’ve brought Micchan to the infirmary!”
You hear the sound of jogging behind you. Your blood runs cold. You try to deny it. It’s not him. You look for an escape. There is none. It’s not him.

“Hm? Don’t you have a partner yet, Yamada-san?”

You turn around, and see the face of an average guy with a kind smile.

“Oh, sorry. I don’t think we’ve been formally introduced. I’m Nakamura Eiji! Look forward to working with you.”

>”...Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”
>Nope. Turn around and get out of there.
>Write in
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>>2122631
I mean, if we have any agency at all here, may as well use it before we end up worthless and unable to do anything.
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>>2122627
What if we focused on remembering who we were in our previous life? I want to hold onto our awareness no matter what and that might be a way to be keep ourself aware
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>>2122633
>”...Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”
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>>2122633
>>Nope. Turn around and get out of there.
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>>2122633
>”...Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”
Let's get this over with without getting ourselves into any more trouble...
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>>2122633
>>”...Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”

goddamnit, if we avoid him we become interesting.

We need to be as plain and average as possible right now, make no waves
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>>2122633
>”Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”
>FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKk
>ACT NORMAL

>Go use the restroom when the heat turns up.
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>>2122633
>>”...Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”

Just be quiet, pleasant, and everything a mob should be.
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>>2122633
>>”...Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”
Really hope interacting with him isn't as bad as all you asshole think it's going to be.
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>>2122633
>”...Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”
Time to do this. If we run he gets intrigued and tries to figure us out.
Let's see what shit we get into. Let's decide what part we play instead of letting others do it
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>>2122633
>”...Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”
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>>2122633
> FUCKING NORMALFAGS REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>"Sure"
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>>2122633
*Silent Nod*

Let's go full Mob here, and just not say anything, but still participate. At most we'll say "Ah! Eh? or Uwoah!"
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>>2122633
>>”...Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”
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>>2122642
This
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>>2122633
>”...Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”
If we try to blatantly keep avoiding him, it's only going to get us MORE trouble I bet.
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>>2122633
>”...Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”
Of course this would happen.
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It seems like we're fucked either way, oh well, atleast no one can say we didn't fight valiantly against the tides of plot.
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>>”...Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”
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>>2122655
Don't worry, we can still bail. We just need to be as boring as possible.

Not that hard for us anons to do.
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After this we should check a mirror to see if our appearance has changed
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>>2122633
>”...Yamada Ken. I look forward to working with you too.”

You can’t run away. This wasn’t part of the plan. [Mobs] shouldn’t be this close to the Main Character right? To interact directly with the MC is against the very essence of [Mob] characters. What’s going to happen…?

He smiles and nods. “Then, let’s get to it, Yamada-san.”

You do your stretching in sudden. The pain of your legs from this morning has yet to subside, but you’re too scared to even notice it. A wrong step here could mean something bad. It could mean [Erasure].

“So, Yamada-san…”
“...yes?”
“I didn’t know you and Ryou were close.”

>Confirm it
>Deny it
>Stay silent
>Write in
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>>2122685
>>Deny it
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>>2122685
>>Deny it
>>Write in
"I assure you, I have no clue what you're talking about"
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>>2122685
>Deny it
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>>2122685
>Deny it
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>>2122685
>Are we?
>Interested in her?
>Go use the bathroom to avoid the fallout.

This should hopefully turn him into a sputtering mess.
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>>2122685
"I wouldn't say we're close. She's just weirdly focused, and I HAVE been ticking off her list of things to get mad about."
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>>2122685
>>Deny it
"We just ran into each other a few times."
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>>2122685
>Not really, I think she just feels responsible for me cutting class
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He already suspects something. Denying is just going to make him dig harder.
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Can you guys explain something to me?
Why are you all so fixated on being so blunt and dull?
Seriously, is existing as a useless and boring character worth living as, here?
What's the end goal of your actions?
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>>2122711
Well then what would you have us do? Confirm it, and become a [SIDE CHARACTER]? Stay silent, and have him dig even MORE?

This is the least damaging option, dude.

>>2122714
I just don't want to attract attention until we have our bearings.
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>>2122685
>>Deny it
I just made a mistake yesterday
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>>2122685
>Well, we're not exactly close, we're more like acquaintances
>>2122714
This, all of this. What's the point of being some plain background character when we can make our life fun?
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Whataver we said in our sleep during the nap in class is going to bite us in the ass herr isn't it.

>Deny it
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>>2122711
If he presses we could insist on only having eyes for hanazawa
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>>2122685
>Don't worry about me encroaching on your turf. I know it's you she likes.
Turn the tables!
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>>2122733
I rather not say that.
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>>2122735
Oh! I approve.
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>>2122733
Nononono! Side romance will make us a side character!
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>>2122735
Oh. Oh YES. I'm changing my vote to this.
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>>2122735
>>2122733
These
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>>2122744
Exactly, don't implicate romance. That's everything a writer needs for a side character.

>>2122735
I guess you want to be a side character, then.
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>>2122748
Any ideas how to get him off us if he feels like we're encroaching on his harem
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>>2122748
gotta work our way up the ranks
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>>2122758
I say we deny and then quip back only if he presses it
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>>2122757

If he's the typical harem protag, he's as dense as osmium. He doesn't really even have a sense of it being "his" harem, if he's the typical protag.
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>>2122685
>Deny it

“Ah, is that a rude question?” says Nakamura.
“Not at all...But, Nakamura-san, we aren’t really that close. It’s just that I’m new around here, so I’ve had to rely on her a bit…”
“Ah, is that so?” He scratches his cheek and laughs. “Well, Ryou can be a bit of a handful at times, but she is reliable when it counts. Please watch out for her too, Yamada-san.”
“No, really, we aren’t that close, Nakamura-san...I mean, not as close as you guys are...”

He laughs. “I wonder about that? She could be so violent sometimes that I wonder if she secretly hates me.”

>No. She likes you.
>No. That’s just the way she is.
>Write in
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