archive.moe/tg/thread/35228347/suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Accidental Idol Crime Questhttps://twitter.com/ChromatikeikakuAs a NEET extraordinaire, you were not the kind of person suited for the outdoors in any measure. The Sun itself was an enemy. The wind and air slapped you in the face. Heat made the skin sweat off your awkward bones, and the chill of Winter froze you to the core. And that wasn’t even considering the crowds of people who lived...out there. Disgusting.And yet, here you were - outdoors, in the cold, beneath a bright sun that conferred no heat and instead sat there, mocking you like you were sure all of those happy skiing folk were doing too. But you were out there nonetheless, being taught to “pizza” and “french fry” as a way to ski by none other than your very own idoru girlfriend Iori Minase. She was laughing at your inability to simply move down the bunny slopes, but there was no malice in her giggles.“Come on, Protag! French Fry, Pizza, French Fry, Pizza!” She was standing in front of you, drawing you forward with a finger. Still, you couldn’t really get it. You try to step forward and end up face first in the snow.It tasted bad, or as much as ice water could taste bad. Iori comes over and picks you up, and the two of you move slowly and awkwardly down the slope. A few toddlers pass you to dig in the insult, as though they were salting a wound.The bulk of your day went like this, with you failing to ski and Iori patiently helping. At some point you allowed her to go off on her own for a bit, and waved while she went up the lift to the top of a peak you would rather piss yourself than ever even attempt to ski down.
>>44048064Cont.Later that night as Iori slept peacefully, you tossed and turned. Sleep just wouldn’t come, and you couldn’t do anything about it - not that you ever had the best sleeping patterns. What you wanted more than anything right now was a smoke and some fresh air. You get out of bed and slip on a warm jacket and gloves and a hat, trying to be quiet so as not to wake up your sleeping idol. In the corner is a set of snowshoes, a set of skis, and a set of boots.Which will you wear?>Snowshoes>Skis>Boots>[Write-in]
>>44048071You don't "slip into" ski boots as much as participate in a life-or-death struggle to wrestle them upon your feet. Plus, they fucking suck to walk around in.So, boots?
>>44048071>snowshoesAlso, archive.moe is ded. I don't know what the replacement is for /tg/.
>>44048195>archive.moe is deadI keep forgetting this, and it's really messing me up. If that's the case I actually don't think I have a copy of the first thread anywhere. Maybe on my old computer? I'm not sure.
Voting is over!
>>44048222I got you mate, don't worry.http://archive.4plebs.org/tg/search/subject/Accidental%20Idol/Pic unrelated
You decide to skip the skis and snowshoes, and instead pull on a pair of snowboots Iori was kind enough to buy you. They were a bit bulky, but absolutely waterproof and very, very warm. The biggest issue was that they were heavy, and slowed you down even on dry land. Still being as quiet as possible you exit the resort room and trudge down the hall. There isn’t a soul outside when you finally get out there, and that’s exactly how you wanted it. The moon was bright and full above, the snow crunchy and crisp beneath your feet, and the whole world was quiet. Absolutely relaxing. You take out a cigarette and start smoking, one of your many vices, but one you try hard not to partake in too often; you have enough of those as it is.You wonder for a moment just how you can prepare for the next day’s round of skiing - you really don’t want to disappoint Iori again, but someone lacking in rhythm and grace like you had no place learning to ski. It was suicide, and not the good kind.Not far from you was the currently immobile ski lift, shut down for the night. The seat looked comfortable, and your legs could use some rest after today’s torture.>Sit down on it>Ignore the pain in your legs.>[Write-in]
>>44048392Thanks! Also, Anastasia is a top tier CG
>>44048435>>Sit down on it
>>44048435>Sit down on it>>44048467Damn straight
>>44048435>Sit down on itWhat could POSSIBLY go wrong?
>>44048195Desustorage is importing everything archive.moe had of /tg/(2010 onwards), and in the mean time 4plebs and Warosu both have /tg/ from 2013 onwards.
Sitting on the ski lift was definitely the right move. It was cushioned and comfortable, and for a moment you let your eyes rest. The cold wasn’t getting to you yet, thankfully, and while you still couldn’t fall asleep you were certainly at ease.Until you heard the clicking. Click Click Click. An electrical hum followed, although no lights in the area went on. But when nothing happened for a few minutes you figured it had to be some kind of heating system for the resort. Again you close your eyes.Not long after you heard the unmistakable sound of boots on fresh snow, a crunching that quickly got tiring to hear. With one eye open you search for the source of the sound, but there’s nothing in your field of vision. You almost write it off as an auditory hallucination, but you suddenly feel a pair of handcuffs slapping close and pinching your wrist.“What the -”“HAHAHA! I have you now! You let your guard down for the last time, chosen one!” Yayoi exclaimed.How did she manage to find you every goddamn time you left your house?“Yayoi, get these off right n-now.” you say. It’s not like you’re in a position of power, though.She signals to someone you can’t see with the shake of a hand and you hear more mechanical clicks. Fear rises in your throat.No way. She’s not actually going to - “I’m gonna send you to the top of this mountain. You’re gonna freeze to death!”The lift begins slowly moving, and you have just enough time to>Grab her, take her with you. She has a key>Kick her away from you>[Write-in]
>>44048845>Grab her, take her with you. She has a key
>>44048502whoops>>44048845>Grab her, take her with you. She has a keytime to add some dere to her yanhowd you like dancing all night Chrome?
>>44048845>Kick the emergency stop when your chair goes over itSeriously
>>44048899>howd you like dancing all night Chrome?Surprisingly, I liked it a lot more than I expected to, especially when it came to the story. It was a bit too easy even on the hardest difficulties (not that I'm super good at rhythm games), but I was really surprised a the way the story felt like an actual continuation, how the characters felt like they actual grew from the first game, and how the new characters were pretty good too (all of that just about the opposite of the P4A/U stories/characters). Definitely gave me an appreciation for Rise. She's my second favorite P4 girl now. Did you play it?Also, voting is over!
In both an act of desperation and a first chance at really getting back at the girl who has tried to ruin your life many times, you make a grab for Yayoi with your long arms and pull her small body up to the lift with you. “G-Get off of me! You need to freeze so that we can present your body to our idol for eternity!”What. You can’t handle this amount of crazy, but you’re not going to let the girl with the handcuff key leave your side. The lift rises steadily, steadily and the ground below you seems to sink lower (although you know that you’re rising, of course). Yayoi all but stops struggling, and instead seems to grasp onto you while the lift rises up the mountain. The fear of heights, one of your many, many fears, begins blooming in your chest - a wild flower of apprehension and horror.To saite your fear you try to take in the scenery. The forest below is snowcapped and full of pine trees, while the mountain face was beautiful despite its immense size. You were nearly at the top now and the air was chilly. The mountain’s peak was actually not as far down as you’d thought, although it was still a large drop. A thought struck you; once you got to the top the lift would go back down, right? “I don’t know how you planned, but this is just gonna cycle back.” you point out.Yayoi grumbles something under her breath.“What?”“I told a follower to stop this when it reaches the top…”Well shit.True to her word the lift stops when you’re at the apex of the ride. The chair swings a bit in the air and you begin getting cold. >Get Yayoi to unlock you, and jump down>Stay up there til morning>[Write-in]
>>44049267>[Write-in]>Let me go or freeze with me, your choice>>44049031>Rise>SecondCmon manChie>Margaret>Naoto>Yukiko>Rise>Forehead-Chan=Pikachu>Ai>>>>>>>>>>>>>>MarieRemixed music was mostly good, difficulty was kind of for babies, story was kinda middling, Rise, Naoto, Kanji and Yosuke got a good go in the plot, everyone else kind of had nothing to doAnd good lord ashley burch has nothing on laura baileyall the new idols felt kinda weak imo Miss Ochimizu a qt though
>>44049267>Hold her in your arms until help arrives. You need the warmth and insurance so you can get down without major bodily injury.
>>44049267>>Get Yayoi to unlock you, and jump downShit son, I've fallen out of a ski lift. It ain't that bad.
>>44049324P4 girls official Chroma tier listNaoto > Rise > Margaret > Yukiko > Chie > Forehead = Ai > Devil S.Link Nurse > Marie>And good lord ashley burch has nothing on laura bailey>Miss Ochimizu a qt thoughAbsolutely agreed on bothI liked the remixed music a lot, actually. I bought the LE because I have no sense of how to properly spend money
>>44049421>he doesn't like /ss/ nurseget a load of this homo
>>44049421I pirated the whole soundtrack, because they wanted 6 bucks for adachi dlc and fuck you atlus
“Unlock me, Yayoi. We’ll die up here.” She shake her head, refusing your request.“Let me go or freeze with me, you’re choice.”You look her in the eyes for the first time, and for a second it’s hard to think this girl has delusions of murder. Or rather, has attempted murder. She’s Iori’s age for Christ’s sake, and despite everything still seems to have something of a childlike innocence and stubbornness.It wasn’t your plea for the safety of both of you that got Yayoi to finally let you go. No, it was a gust of wind that felt like icy knives even through your thick coat. You couldn’t even imagine how Yayoi must’ve felt in her simple hoodie and pants. With shaking fingers she unlocked your hand from the cuff. “W-Well? Aren’t you going to jump down?” she asked.Sure you were. Yep. Of course. Definitely. Once you prayed to the NEET gods that your barely-used bones wouldn’t snap on the fall. You take one more breath and fall.The ground comes quickly enough, and your fears were unfounded. The snow was more than a few feet thick and managed to stop your fall rather well. You might’ve had a few bruises but - Ack!A small-but-noticeable weight falls onto your chest and knocks the air from your lungs. A warm weight. It was Yayoi, of course, caring nothing for your well being as she used you as a landing pad. Now that you were down on the ground you were at a loss as to what to do. The resort was far below, and required you to traverse a forested mountain at night. On the other hand, there was no protection from the elements here, and you were not sure that you could last the amount of time it’d take for people to get to you two. >Investigate the area>Begin your descent>Stay where you are>[Write-in]
>>44049489/ss/ nurse was fine, but she didn't hold a candle to the other girls. Plus, with Yu, it was barely /ss/. Maybe with Minato it would've counted.>>44049588>Those DLC pricesThe only one I bought so far was the Miku DLC (I liked Soejima's version of her) because I'm a sick fanboy. I'm sure I'll eventually get the rest, but that's out of an autistic need to have all of the characters (and the previously mentioned lack of monetary responsibility).
>>44049643>>Investigate the area
>>44049643>Investigate the area
>>44049643>Investigate the areaLets trespass onto a serial killer's cabin.
Despite that your ass is freezing, you decide to investigate the area. Although fresh snow has fallen since the resort closed for the night, you can tell this area is generally well used. The clearing at the top is large and open, but you can see that the forest closes in not far from where you are. At one side of the clearing is an odd pile of snow, and searching through it you manage to find a ski pole. With a shrug you take it - maybe it’ll help you for five seconds against a bear or something.Yayoi finds the broken trunk of a tree to sit on while you search the area and she shivers while watching you. She hasn’t said anything since landing on you, and it seems like she’s distracted by the biting cold. You return to where she’s sitting with the pole, but tell her you’ve found nothing else interesting; no cave, no food, no nothing. She sighs and looks down the clearing in the direction of the bottom of the mountain. “There’s no other choice, is t-there?” you ask.She shakes her head. “Not unless you want to freeze to death.” You don’t know what else to do, so you lift her off the tree trunk and begin walking. She doesn’t move, and you have to call after you.“Never thought you were one for suicide.” you say.She pouts, but ultimately follows beside you.~!~The first obstacle you come across in the thickening woods is the lack of light. The moon’s rays don’t reach through the trees well, and the two of you trip over branch, rock, and ice more often than not. Constantly stopping to pick up your traveling partner slows you down considerably, and the colder she gets, the more clumsy.You have to help somehow, you realize begrudgingly. You don't want a death on your conscience - you're better than that, and by extension better than her.>Carry her on your shoulders>Give her your jacket>Give her your boots>[Write-in]
>>44050049>Carry her on your shouldersIt's kinda a way to share body heat.
>>44050049>>Give her your jacket
>>44050049>>Carry her on your shoulders
>>44050049>Carry her on your shoulders
>>44050049>going into the woods on a ski hillGood lord, do they want to suffocate face-first in a tree well?Actually, they should just shack up under a tree with low branches and wait until morn. It's basically a natural igloo. Probably find some activity to do other than sleeping to keep the heart-rate up as well.
Chrom, you beed another quest twitter or something. As much as I appreciate your weeb enthusiasm, you're bloating my feed too much for how little you actually use it for questing.
With a sigh you turn to Yayoi once more. “C-Come on, get up.” You offer her your back when you crouch down.“W-what? Never! M-maybe if you were Iori…”“You’ll freeze to death, Yayoi. And you know, I’ve been with Iori for like a year. You’d be getting on her shoulders with transitive property, or something.”She considers this and pouts, but climbs onto your shoulders nonetheless. You’re glad she’s not very heavy at all, nor is she tall, and so her addition on your body doesn’t do much to throw off your balance any worse than it normally is. On top of that, the two of you are sharing body heat. Your head is between the thighs of an idol, otherwise known as a slice of heaven, and if Yayoi chose this moment to strangle you to death with her thighs you wouldn’t complain.You’d prefer Iori to be the one to kill you like that, but it’d be a worthwhile death regardless.Without having to pick her up every few minutes you travel further down the hill at a nice clip. Yayoi is silent, thankfully, and you have no desire to speak either. It’s too cold for that. But what is that grumbling you hear? That movement of pine needles and branches? “L-look behind us, Yayoi? Do you see anything?” you whisper.“N-no, why?”You shake your head a bit and keep going.For a few minutes you continue to hear the sound, but there's still no sign of an origin. You being wondering if it really was in your head. Maybe the cold was driving you crazy.You find yourself in another clearing quite like the one where you started, an open field surrounded by the deep green pine forest.Another clearing where, from your left, a giant fucking bear enters at about the same time.A giant, hungry, tired looking bear.>RUN CRY SCREAM>Stand stock still>Pretend to be a large creature. Didn’t you hear about that in a documentary once?>[Write-in]
>>44050485>>Pretend to be a large creature. Didn’t you hear about that in a documentary once?
>>44050273My apologies, anon. I've tried to stop posting too much for that exact reason.
>>44050485>Pretend to be a large creature. Didn’t you hear about that in a documentary once?LOUD NOISES
“Y-Yayoi.” you whisper upwards. “When I say go, wave your arms up and down and scream. If we make it think we’re a bigger creature it’ll go away.”“Are you kidding?” She asks. “That’ll never work.”“I can distract it with you, then.” You warn.The bear, large and brown and weighing tons, lumbers close to you . You can see its musculature beneath that large coat and the size of its paws were...Jesus, they were larger than your head!“Go!” you yell.You begin waving your arms up and down, yelling at the top of your lungs. Your voice is mixed with Yayoi’s, and she’s hitting you in the head with her arms while she waves them for her life, quite literally. The bear backs up once, then raises its gigantic head and roars. It’s lips and throat shake with the roar and you feel your heart turn to ice. It’s not running. It’s not running!“It’s not running!” She yell-cries. Remembering the ski pole in your hand you begin waving it around as well and accidentally strike the bear once.Well, it was a good life....But you don’t feel the crushing force of a clawed paw. Instead, you see the bear back away and head back into the forest. You’re safe. You’re safe! You’d cry if you didn’t think your tears would freeze onto your face.A few deep breaths later and you’re on your way down the mountain again. You think Yayoi might be crying in relief, but you don’t say a thing.Not long after you see smoke rising up into the clear night sky, billowing slowly but steadily from somewhere not so far ahead.>Head towards the smoke>Head away from the smoke>[Write-in]
>>44050876>>Head towards the smoke
>>44050876>Head towards the smokesmoke means fire, fire means warmth.
Smoke! Smoke means fire, fire means warmth and warmth meant not dying on a godforsaken hill.You ask Yayoi to point you in the right direction and she tells you just where to go. The trees are full again and it’s hard to make your way through. You get scraped up a bit from the branches and pines around you, but you don’t care a bit. No, you need heat and you need it now. You see as the trees begin to clear once again a small log cabin with a chimney, the origin of the smoke. There was a warm orange light in the windows that warmed your soul just seeing it. There were footprints leading away from the house, but none towards it.“What luck!” Yayoi claps her hands.You head towards the house and at the door knock a few times.There’s no answer.You knock again.Still nothing.You want to get angry, but you can’t really blame the owner - who would be outside knocking on a door from a cabin in the middle of a mountain? It doesn’t make sense, does it?“No time for manners, protag! Walk in!”It certainly wouldn’t be the worst crime you’ve ever committed - you’re sure that trespassing is easier than being charged for murder or kidnapping, like you very nearly were long before. With a shrug you open the door and are hit with an immediate wave of lovely heat. There’s a single room in this place, and a closet. A small kitchen is barely outset from the living room. In the center of the living room/bedroom is a large roaring fireplace. Yayoi hops off your shoulder and begins to warm herself. You follow suit.When you feel warm enough you start examining the room more. On the shelves are a weird assortment of items that slowly make you feel the cold fingers of dread yet again. Clamps and chains. A collection of sharp knives. Is that a bear trap?Cont
>>44051236Cont. You look now towards the table in the center of the room, and blood covered gloves are laid haphazardly there. A lampshade seems to be made of human skin. A lampshade. Made. Of. Human. Skin.Oh Jesus. You tap Yayoi on the shoulder and she ignores you the first time. You have to physically turn her to the evidence, and you watch her eyes grow wide.“Oh...Oh no.”From outside comes the clear sound of a large, heavy object dropped on the porch. The knob begins to turn…>Try to find a place to hide>Try to jump out of the single window>Try a surprise assault>[Write-in]
>>44051255>Try to jump out of the single window
>>44051255>Try to find a place to hide
Rolled 1 (1d2)>Window is 1>Hiding is 2Voting is over!
>trying to hide when the footprints clearly showed we entered
The first thing to come to mind is the small window at the far side of the cabin. You and Yayoi run there, almost tripping over each other in the process. You lift the window and push her through, but it’s absolutely apparent that your tall, lanky body isn’t going to fit. Yayoi looks at you, at the forest, back and forth, before running away towards the trees. You can’t say that you’re very surprised - this was her chance to get you killed, wasn’t it? Still, your heart sinks a bit to see your last chance at life flee.At this point the door has opened, and you turn yourself towards it. There’s no time to hide, and no place to hide either. The man in the doorway is large, taller than you and much more solidly built. He’s dressed like a lumberjack, and probably was one when he wasn’t being a goddamn murderer. There was a scowl on his face, but he said nothing when he saw you. “I-I can explain!” you start. “We - I was lost. Just needed some heat, you know? I-I’ll leave right away.”He closed the door behind him, still silent, and reached for the chains he kept on a shelf for easy access, as you can see now.They’d never find your body up here, would they? No, you’d be gone and Iori would wonder forever what had happened.Cont.
>>44051680Cont.You put up your hands to defend yourself (knowing how crazy you were for thinking you could). But before you even got a chance, you hear a loud whipping sound. The man turns around just as shocked as you. And standing there, ski pole in hand, was Yayoi.“Now, Protag!” she yells.You grab that lamp off the table, the one with the HUMAN SKIN COVER, and smash it against his head with all the strength you can manage. He stumbles, and Yayoi pushes him from the behind the knees. Finally he falls, passed out but still breathing. Yayoi seems to want to end him, but you stop her - you need to get out of here fast.Taking her on your shoulders once more you make a break from the cabin into the deepest part of the woods you can find. You know there are still tracks behind you, but the distance you’re covering in your adrenaline-boosted escape should be enough to give a good amount of space between you and the murderer.You tell Yayoi that that was some good teamwork, but she “hmps”. “I just did what I had to.” She says.It has seemingly gotten both colder and darker, and you feel tiredness creeping into your body. Even Yayoi is barely moving now, and seems to be close to sleeping. You’re not sure how much body heat there is left for the two of you to even share between yourselves.>Check your phone>Investigate the area you’re in>Rest against a tree>Keep traveling, search for a better place to rest>[Write-in]
>>44051699>Keep traveling, search for a better place to rest>Check your phone
>>44051699>Check your phone>Keep traveling, search for a better place to rest
Although you felt safer than earlier, you certainly don’t feel safe enough to stay and rest where you were now. You take time to check your phone, however, and find a message from Iori - received close to the time when you had first been pushed onto the chairlift. The message told you one thing - Iori knew you were missing, and that (probably) meant that she alerted some authorities. You had no signal to answer, and that probably meant you were still too high on the mountain, but you now had some renewed hope.You shift around Yayoi’s sleeping weight on your shoulders and began your journey again. If you couldn’t get down the whole mountain tonight, at the very least you wanted to find a place to rest. A safe place. One without bears or lumberjack murderers.The beautiful scenery around you was perhaps the only good part of this whole predicament. You didn’t think you’d ever get tired of the snow covered pine trees, or the blanket of powder on the ground, or the bright moon above. Using the compass on your phone as a guide you continue down twisty, curvy path back to the resort. Your legs burn from all of this exercise. All you want to do is sleep, but it was your fault for leaving the bed in the first place.You walk for some long amount of time (you had stopped trying to figure out how long you’ve been freezing up here) and by some stroke of luck find a small cave hidden below a large number of crumbled rocks. It seems the perfect size for two people, and it’d certainly grant some protection from the elements. Maybe a place to nap too.>Head into the cave>Take precautions, then head to the cave>Walk away - you have to get down this mountain eventually, might as well get it over with>[Write-in]
>>44052001>Take precautions, then head to the cave.The lumberjack is probably following our trail. We need to cover our tracks.
>>44052001>Take precautions, then head to the cave
>>44052001>Take precautions, then head to the caveI assume this means checking for bears first.Once we are in the cave we should open our jacket, hug Yayoi in and zip it up to get her warmed. Falling asleep is a bad sign.
>>44052001>Take precautions, then head to the caveLike a good sized stick or rock, just in case
As much as you’d like to just crawl in that cave and pass out, you know it’s smarter and safer to take a number of precautions first. To start with you use a pine branch to wipe away a lot of your tracks. Don’t want any murderous lumberjacks following you. Next, you manage to find yourself a weapon - a large rock, just bigger than your hand that you could certainly do some damage with - or at least use as a distraction. You’re even smart enough to check *inside* the small cave, and find nothing in there; no animal, no monster, and no eldritch god to drive you mad.Finally you decide you’re safe enough, and you push the half-asleep Yayoi into the cave. You follow suit, cleaning up the last bit of your footsteps and using the same big bushy branch to block the entrance of your cave from outsiders. It’s a pretty good setup, if you do say so yourself.While you don’t want to fall asleep, you certainly want to rest your legs and so stretch out your long legs, scoot closer to the girl and even open your jacket, pulling her inside in order to share some of the heat you’d been keeping for yourself. For someone who had tried to murder you who knows how many times, she wasn’t the absolute worst person you ever met. At least she didn’t have a skin lamp.You hoped.Some time passed and you wanted to get going again, but a shuffling outside of the cave alerted you to some kind of danger. Of course there’d be danger. Things are never simple for you.As quietly as you could you looked out between the pine needles to see the legs of the bear you had scared off earlier. It sniffs around the area, but has yet to find the cave.>Hurl a rock at it>Hurl a rock away from it, as a distraction>Stay silent and still>[Write-in]
>>44052280>Hurl a rock at it
>>44052280>>Hurl a rock away from it, as a distraction
>>44052280>Hurl a rock away from it, as a distraction
Rolled 1 (1d2)Voting is over!
Silently, like a ninja, or a voyeur, you move the pine fronds away from the opening of the cave with one hand and weigh the rock with the other. Channeling all the knowledge you had from your half season of little league over a decade ago, you take a deep breath and throw the rock far in the opposite direction of the cave. The stone travels farther than you expected it to, and lands with a loud thud. The bear hesitates for a moment before following the sound, and you take this as your chance to escape.You zip up your coat again while you exit the cave and then grab the now-awake Yayoi again. She shivers once you’re out in the elements again, but there’s no time to care about something like that. Hoisting her once more onto your shoulders you rush once again down the mountain, not looking back.You reach a large boulder on the mountain and hear Yayoi gasp when you look ahead. There before you you could see the large resort and the lights in and around it. You’re still far from there, but seeing the place fills you with hope. Down there is civilization and warmth and your idoru extraordinaire Iori, all waiting for you.“That stupid resort never looked so good.” Yayoi says. You have to agree.In your pocket your phone vibrates a few times and you get successively desperate texts from Iori. Plus, the very barest hint of a network signal. >Call Iori, deal with static>Text Iori>Continue down the mountain with renewed hope >Sit on this rock, hope for rescue>[Write-in]
>>44052576>>Text Iori>>Continue down the mountain with renewed hope
>>44052576>Text Iori>Continue down the mountain with renewed hope
With the small amount of signal you have, you decide it’d be best to text Iori instead of call her. “Trapped on mountain.” You type. “On way down. Alert help please.”You send the text, and then a quick follow up. “Yayoi is here too. I’m still alive, though.”That last part might not have been necessary.“Ready?” You ask Yayoi. “Let’s finish this, Protag. I’m freezing to death!”The path downwards was far easier than it had been earlier. The forest closer to the resort was thinned out, and there were small paths created for folks to ski down. The biggest issue was that they were twisty and slippery, and more than once you stumbled. The heavy boots you wore were really beginning to hurt your ankles and toes. God, all you wanted was to take those shoes off and fall asleep.Not too far in the distance you can hear a snow mobile with its motor-y roar heading towards you. It had to be help, right? But you also could see spotlights coming off of trucks, coming from the opposite direction of the sound of the snow mobile. Was only one of them help?It didn’t take long to figure out, of course, that you were right. Unfortunately.“L-look!” Iori points towards the sound of the snow mobile. “It’s that lumberjack again.”“You’re kidding!” “I wish!”You grab onto her legs and run away from the sound of the machine, but obviously the man was faster than your legs. He stops before you, blocking your path and when he dismounts your struck again by how large he his.The truck spotlights are close, but still seem to be minutes away. They’re checking the area around them intently, probably searching for you and Yayoi. They don’t know anything about this danger yet.>Confront the man>Try and escape >Stand your ground silently>Attempt to steal the snow mobile>[Write-in]
>>44052820>>Attempt to steal the snow mobile
>>44052820>Attempt to steal the snow mobile
You don’t have time for this guy, not now. You don’t have time to be stabbed or murdered or any number of terrible things. Not when you’re so close to being in a comfortable resort bed next to Iori. What you do have time for, however, is that sweet snow mobile. That’ll be a huge boon.You try deception first, moving one way and then the other, hoping the man follows slowly or trips, but he’s surefooted and quick for someone of his size. Conversely, you’re only hurting your own ankles with this useless dance.Next you attempt to charge right through the man who stand before you like a brick wall brandishing a large axe. At the end of the charge you simultaneously drop Yayoi and do your best to copy a football tackle, based on the memory of the only game you ever watched (about a decade ago, you think). Somehow you didn’t even manage to get him to budge, and instead he grabs your throat and begins to squeeze.The fact that Yayoi was there but you weren’t being murdered by her hand (or her orders) strikes you as a bit of irony in your last moments. Instead, some nameless oaf was going to crush the life out of you with his large hands. One minute you’re being squeezed by idol thighs and the next by lumberjack hands. What a way to go.Only, that same idol you carried all night manages to show the slightest glimmer of humanity when she comes to your aid yet again, ramming the snow mobile straight into the towering giant. He grunts while he falls, and Yayoi whips the machine around for you.Cont.
>>44053118“Get on!” she yells, and you follow without a word. In seconds flat you leave the lumberjack behind, covering him with snow from the back of the machine for good measure. You wrap your arms around Yayoi, trying hard not to touch anything you shouldn’t be touching, although it’s slightly hard considering how much smaller she is compared to you. In any case, the snow mobile ends up like a gift from above, and in no time you see the resort rising slowly ahead.>Head straight for Iori>Head for the staff area to tell them about the lumberjack while he’s still around>[Write-in]
>>44053132>Head straight for Iori
>>44053132>>Head for the staff area to tell them about the lumberjack while he’s still around
You arrive at the resort grounds with the slightest hint of the rising sun far in the eastern sky. And yet, your night just isn’t done yet. Altough Yayoi takes you to the building with your room in it, you ask her to keep going to the staff quarters.“We have to tell someone about that crazy lumberjack.” you say. She sighs, but doesn’t fight you on this and takes you just where you asked. Outside of the staff building is a small police box, and an officer on guard. He looks at your disheveled appearance and crazy eyes with suspicion, but allows you to speak.“T-there’s a murdering lumberjack up on the mountain!” you point to the huge mountain behind you, hoping you have the general area of the cabin. “He’s got a small house up there. He tried to kill us!” you keep going. “The guy was huge and - “The cop stops you. “A murdering lumberjack? You on drugs, kid?”He doesn’t believe you. You almost ask yourself how, but then again, the story does seem ridiculous.“A-Ask her.” You point to Yayoi. The cop calls her over and asks her to back up your story, which she does without missing a beat.The cop still doesn’t seem to believe you, but he does put out a bulletin in the station, and announces the main points of the story over a walkie talkie. Feeling as though you did your duty you and Yayoi head back towards the hotel area.Once there you see Iori waiting outside, looking as though she might cry, or she already did. She visibly straightens when she sees you and Yayoi approach on the snow mobile, but she doesn’t move from her spot on the patio.“Y-you’re not a bad guy, Protag.” Yayoi whispers to you while you get off of the machine. “I guess I won’t try anything for a long while.” “Thank-”“But that doesn’t mean I approve of you or anything.” Cont.
>>44053428Cont.And with that she speeds away to...wherever it was where she had come from before this whole thing started. You look after the machine as it goes away and finally head towards Iori. She greets you with a great big hug and asks what happened. She wanted the whole story, start to end. You have to decline until the next day, however. It’s all you can do not to pass out then and there.Once in bed you pass into a deep sleep and dream about nothing but pizza-ing and french fry-ing on the bunny slopes tomorrow. Anything, anything at all would be better than going up that big mountain. Maybe you’d wager learning to ski for giving Iori a shoulder ride. You figure idol thighs were definitely a good reward for learning a new skill.==END==
>>44053443thanks for running Chromatique, you should do it more often!
>>44053443thanks for running
Thanks for playing, everyone! Questions and comments are entirely welcome!Also, this thread is archived here:suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Accidental Idol Crime Quest>>44053471>>44053479Thanks for playing along! I know I should do it more often but Life often gets in the way. I'll try harder, though!