I swear I bear you no ill will. In fact, Iâ€™d like to grant you everything youâ€™ve ever wished for. All you have to do is make a contract with me and become a Magical Girl.
Note: from now on, use of the â€œspoilerâ€ tag will indicate speech meant for one person or group, this makes it much easier for people to know what their character shouldnâ€™t be able to hear. I should have started with that, but oh wel
<b>Madoka and Homura</b>
<i>Nanaka and the older woman look up at the sound of Homura's voice. The older woman remains seated, merely gesturing at the ground to her left</i>
Woman: "Set your friend down and I'll take care of them. I shouldn't need this many in such a short time."
<i>As the woman speaks, you catch sight of a large ring on her left hand with a glittering quartz set into it. The gem's light seems weak, and even the slightest impurity stands out as a glaring flaw.
If the pair does as the woman requests, she would go ahead and bring one of the grief seeds to meet Sonomi's soul gem, slowly drawing out its impurities. Though she would likely still be unconscious for a time, at least they wouldn't get worse.
Meanwhile, Nanaka takes it on herself to explain what's going on.</i>
Nanaka: "Its a bit of a long story, but I ran into miss Akamine and her friends came into town a few hours ago talking about one of the strongest Witches in history. They asked about a meeting place where this city's Magical Girl population would be familiar with, and this building was the first thing to come to mind.
Since we lack a real power structure here, I'm acting as the city's representative for negotiations. Ever since we set up people have simply been... Trickling in of their own accord."
Akamine: "For now, there's little to do but wait and let fate guide our forces."
<i>The woman seems a bit distant, as if looking at something far away, even as she focuses on keeping Sonomi stable.</i>
Brown hair: "Are you a Magical Girl?"
<i>The girl with brown hair asks Damon as she leads him and Risako inside the GYM, where the party has grown even larger.
There are at least two dozen individuals spread around the area. One individual with blue hair swept over one eye seems to be working the refreshment bar, simply popping in and out of existence to get people the drinks they request in an instant.
Some people are using the GYM's spacious arenas to spar and let loose while they're already partying, while another girl wearing a punkish outfit with a spiked ribbon stands near the back putting on an impromptu performance with her barbaric-looking guitar.
The whole scene causes Risako to pause, as if overwhelmed with everything happening in such a small space. She hadn't been to anything resembling a party before
The girl with brown hair glances back at Damon and Risako mouthing
before finally heading upstairs and out to the roof. If Damon chooses to follow, they'd end up at the roof where the other group is talking</i>
being able to comment or like someone's profile actually would be pretty neat, would have to be toned down a bit from the regular forum/thread comments though, make it a bit more compact and maybe only show the latest 10-ish by default
<b>Madoka and Homura</b>
<i>The pair returns from whence they came, slowly climbing up the endless staircase until the barrier seems to simply fade away, leaving them at the entrance of Suzuki's apartment building.
Its oddly silent, as if everyone had vanished from the nearest few blocks. Soon, a rumbling can be felt, a tremor before a quake.
Looking around, the once peaceful street has slowly begun to crack. It would be some time, but its a clear sign that things have started to go wrong.
But there's no time to worry about it now, the pair head over to the GYM with haste, finding more and more empty blocks, as if the city's people had vanished while they were away.
Once they arrive at the GYM, they find the place more... Occupied than usual. In fact, the building seems quite lively, with four individuals in... Creative outfits to say the least. One a boy around their age dressed in what looks to be dark, wizard robes.
Another girl in an aggressively bright outfit admiring the skeletal dog belonging to an elementary-aged girl in an old-fashioned dress, all while being watched by a rather tall, tired-looking man.
Combined with the noise and lights coming from inside, the place looks more like a Halloween party than anything else
The only familiar face comes from atop the building. A girl slightly older than the pair wearing a magenta, samurai-style outfit. This girl is Nanaka Tokiwa, someone they might vaguely remember from facing Sayaka's Doppel.
Nanaka is in meeting with a woman in her late twenties wearing what seems to be an old-fashioned Witch's guise, complete with ridiculously pointed hat and a crystal ball for scrying. The older woman is sitting near a small pile of grief seeds as they concentrate on their ball.</i>
<i>Damon and Risako's trip is... Rather silent. Their escort doesn't seem too eager to talk, leaving Risako to make some awkward attempts at conversation.</i>
Risako: "So uh.. your mom knows about this Magical Girl stuff then?"
<i>Only for the brown-haired girl to ignore every one of them. Leaving Risako feeling more awkward than before.
Finally, once the group reaches the building the first thing Damon might notice is the energy in the air, much more charged than the empty streets they had been through earlier. It almost feels like a Halloween party with the number of people in ridiculous dresses, just outside there's the full range of ages and genders, from a girl in antiquated dress to an older man who looks like he could fall asleep at any moment.
In particular, there's a girl in an otherwise normal combination of skirt and blouse with aggressively bright colors admiring a skeletal hound belonging to the elementary-aged girl</i>
Bright colors: "Oh my, there's something about that bony exterior that gives a hint for the adorable spirit trapped within that totally resonates with me!"
young girl: "Umm... So you like it? I think he's cute."
Bright colors: "Oh yeah, they're like, so totally KAWAII!"
<i>The brown-haired girl breathes out a sigh before moving on past these people</i>
Brown hair: "Mother's upstairs. These guests are.... Too rowdy for her..... Feels like there're more now...."
<b>Madoka, Homura, and Sonomi.</b>
<i>The older woman nods to the trio before jumping away towards the towering tree. Leaving them to.. Handle themselves. There wasn't really any further need for words, and they could easily leave the barrier the same way they came.
Leaving only their suggestion to return to the GYM. It was a pretty well-known location in their community, acting as a bit of a fight club more often than an actual gym. Supposedly there would be someone with plenty of Grief Seeds with them.</i>
Silver: "Oh man, someone did bring snacks right?"
Blonde: "Mother just said it would come to us...."
Silver: "Again with that weird talk? I knew we should have went shopping.."
Brown: "You can pick something up on the way back."
Risako: "Um... So about."
Brown: "Just come on. I'll show the way. You two can stop for snacks"
Silver: "Awe-some! Race ya to the store!"
Blonde: "Do I really have to join them?"
Silver: "Come on its not that bad.
Brown: "Buddy system. No one goes alone for any reason."
<i>after a short exchange, it seemed everyone was finally ready, Silver and Blonde go ahead, splitting off from this group of five and heading to the store.
Leaving only the one with brown hair to lead Risako and Damon</i>
Brown: "Its only a few blocks out. Might have heard of it actually. A local Magical Girl told us the GYM was a popular hangout spot."
Risako: "Um... O.. Ok. I think I've been there before...."
Brown: "Then this'll be easy."
<i>Unfortunately Damon was stuck with the most uptight member of the trio, they wait a minute for Damon to affirm before heading off for the GYM, keeping a close eye on the two behind to make sure Damon and Risako are following. </i>
<i>Damon most certainly succeeded in getting everyone's attention, with the three newcomers all looking back at him. There's a brief pause, as if they were shocked to find that he was still there, only for the one with silver hair to speak up first</i>
Silver: "Is that even possible? Pretty sure Witches don't take naps."
Blonde: "That's really what you're stuck on?"
Silver: "You can't blame someone for being curious. Hey you! He serious?"
<i>The silver-haired girl barks at Risako. The nervous girl jumps in surprise, beginning to stammer out an affirmation when the brown-haired girl finally interferes</i>
Brown: "It doesn't matter. Mother just asked us to make sure the area's evacuated. Its time to head back."
Blonde: "We're not gonna wait for Lucky?"
Brown: "I'm sure she'll be fine."
Silver: "Yeah, Lucky's way older and stronger than we are."
Brown: "Then there's nothing to worry about."
<i>The trio seemed satisfied talking among themselves for the moment... However further conversation is interrupted by a tremor that ripples through the city. A few cracks appear near the base of the apartment building behind Damon and Risako.
Noting this change, the one with brown hair lets out a sigh and turns to Damon</i>
Brown: "Right... that. If you really want to talk let us take you back to base where mother can explain everything. There's not much time right now."
<b>Sonomi, Madoka, Homura</b>
<i>Homura takes a few steps before being met with a golden card bursting into light at their feet. While she was fine letting the girls come in for their friend, there was a point where they had to stop.</i>
LS: "In case you weren't listening, I told you to go back. You can leave this place the way you came, and we'll meet up later. This is your last warning."
<i>Lucky Streak lets out a sigh as she brandishes three of the red cards between her fingers. She really didn't want or need to waste magic any further. but they also weren't going to put a bunch of kids in actual danger, so she'd rather convince them.</i>
LS: "Your friend really doesn't have time for this conversation and there's not much here for you. So just head back before you make things worse ok?"
<b>Madoka, Homura, and Sonomi</b>
<span class="underline">kids are so annoying. Can't even tell when someone's doin' them a favor</span>
<i>Lucky Streak lets out a sigh before looking back over to Madoka and Homura, paying Sonomi no further attention.</i>
LS: "She doesn't look like she's gonna last too much longer. Just try ta get her under control. I've got an old friend who can't really fight anymore organizing people around the GYM. She's probably got a few seeds to spare."
<span class="underline">and if I don't have to look after anyone it should be much easier to come to terms with.</span>
<i>LS doesn't want to waste anymore time, so with that she'd continue on towards the tree, leaving the others to either follow or go back the way they came from</i>
R: "U.. Um.. Yes? That's how we normally get in...."
<i>Risako seems a bit confused, but she's just as eager to get out of this situation as Damon is, so once her companion is through Risako follows him through the portal she opened.
The pair emerge on the rooftop of a nearby building, a few floors from the ground. There are three others there, each wearing a somewhat strange outfit that had become a common thread among Magical Girls.
One girl with long blonde hair wears lengthy, priest-like robes that trail white and gold cords. She wields a staff with a diamond-shaped tip and somewhat resembles Damon's current companion Risako.
The second has a wild mane of grey hair that goes down to about her mid back. Their clothes look more like a suit of armor, though its rather loose and doesn't seem great for protection
Finally the third has a short, well-kept head of short, brown hair wearing a mixture of brown, leathery armor with blue cloth underneath. They don't really talk much and one could easily mistake them for a guy.
The three are watching the bright portal with wide eyes as Damon and Risako emerge</i>
Grey: "I thought ya said there wasn't anythin' in there?"
Blonde: "I said I couldn't feel anything that doesn't mean there isn't anything."
Grey: "Didn't you say you were good at sensing magic?"
Blonde: "Yes and I sensed a lot of magic. That's what a labyrinth is idiot."
<i>The two continue bickering for a little while as the one with brown hair keeps their eyes trained on Risako and Damon. Whether she's overwhelmed or intimidated Risako seems locked in a staring contest with this third one.</i>
<b>Madoka, Homura, and Lucky Streak</b>
LS: "Such a selfish brat. Then what? Do you even care about them at all?"
<i>Lucky streak lets out a hefty sigh before glaring back at Sonomi</i>
LS: "The reason we fight, the reason I'm here at all, is because I know they were good. Because I owe my life to that person."
<i>LS points in the direction of the distant tree still looming in the background</i>
LS: "And I know they wouldn't have wanted to hurt anyone. So I'm not going to let them. I'd rather actually help someone than have people call me something ridiculous like 'savior.' Because that's what good friends do."
<i>LS gestures to Sonomi's pair of friends nearby before finally looking back at Sonomi</i>
LS: "You have some perfectly fine friends here that you can't even bring yourself to acknowledge.
I refuse to stand by and let them destroy everything they've worked towards. I stopped her student, and I'm going to stop Kurumi too."
<i>Lucky Streak casts Homura a meaningful glance. Of course one of the two would easily be able to refute her claim if they wanted to, but it was like giving them a free pass on the subject. If they were willing to take it.</i>
R: "Um.. I.. I never said that...."
<i>Risako takes a deep gulp of air, visibly shaking as she looks at the collapsed Witch. The creature almost looks dead already, as it neither breathes nor flinches. The young girl slowly lifts her staff before letting out a loud sigh.</i>
R: "L.. Look. You just... I mean we're leaving right? Just.... Give me a little. I just wanted to know the plan...."
<i>Risako looks around the barrier before focusing on a spot at the edge of the central plaze near the tightly-packed building and walking over to it.</i>
R: "Lets just... Go."
<i>Risako focuses the tip of her staff in the area, which begins to glow a faint silver before opening a circular portal with a symbol resembling four streetlamps circling around each other in the middle. Though the symbol takes up most of the portal, they would be able to pass through without issue</i>
Risako: "N.. No? I mean yes... But only if you destroy them..."
<i>Risako shifts nervously, toying her fingers together as the girl comes up with some kinda response</i>
R: "I mean.. If we're just gonna leave I can do that.... But.. Then that.."
<i>Risako aims a shaky finger at the slumbering Witch</i>
R: "It'll wake up some time.... Then it'll just cause more trouble."
<b>M, H, and S.</b>
LS: "You done being a selfish brat yet?"
<i>The older magical girl callously remarks as she approaches the three once more. It didn't take her long to handle the familiars, which gave her plenty of time to overhear the conversation.
Based on the questioning it was likely that Sonomi hadn't had anything to do with Suzuki, which would leave either Madoka and Homura, one of them, or one of the two Sonomi just mentioned. Either way, it hardly mattered.
Of course she was more than familiar with Sonomi's current condition, which is why she wields a single gold card between her index and middle fingers.</i>
LS: "I've seen it too many times now. You're so scared of getting your hands dirty that you're perfectly fine letting everyone else live with the burden instead. So let me ask you.
Do you truly believe that Suzuki, Kurumi, or any of these other Magical Girls you know wanted to hurt people?"
<i>It takes a moment, but the creature stops attacking, the statue seeming to topple over before finally resting on the ground.
With that, the world falls silent, as none of the other beings inhabiting the Barrier wanted to move.
Risako sits down, the ordeal over for now. As the girl catcher her breath, Risako looks at the Witch with a mixture of pity and confusion. Finally she decides its not really worth mulling over more and asks Damon</i>
Risako: "What now? I'm... not really sure where we are compared to the outside world anymore."
R: "W.. What? Wh.. Watch out!
<i>Once Damon makes a dash for the creature he catches its attention momentarily, however Risako draws its fire once again by launching a shot-gun like blast of light at the creature. A few of the pellets land near Damon, kicking up a cloud of dust. But their purpose is served, with the creature's attention back on Risako.
Damon's able to thread his yarn through Risako's bindings to reach the creature.
Once he does, he feels an intense loathing coming from the creature. It hated it, everything here.
But more than that, its scared. Whenever things change life gets uncomfortable, difficult. The creatures within its barrier are constantly moving, changing. Change that was always for the worse.
For a moment, it seemed as if time had stopped, Risako in the air, with the Witch's projectiles flying in her direction, the clock-like familiars all striking 12.
Damon and the Witch are frozen too, for that moment. He simply gets a view of the beautiful, unchanging world they desired. A beautiful portrait of a frozen realm.
But it only lasts a few seconds, before Damon's brought back to reality.</i>
<b>Homura and Madoka</b>
<i>A few days had passed since their encounter with Sayaka. So far the other girl seemed to be doing rather well and life continued as normal.
While they may not consider it pleasant, they likely wouldn't be surprised to find a familiar, white, cat-like creature waiting for them when they got home. The creature wastes no and, although its mouth doesn't move its voice can be heard clearly heard</i>
Kyubey:"I'm glad things worked out between you. Not the ideal solution, but as long as it works."
<i>The careless creature casually stretches and begins pacing, as it usually does waiting for a reply.</i>
<i>Sonomi visits her mentor, Suzuki, like normal. And as she often does Suzuki would start pushing her. This time it was target practice. Turning Suzuki's room into a makeshift shooting gallery, simply white space with targets scattered about for Sonomi to hit from a distance</i>
Suzuki: "Alright, lets see how much you've improved."
<i>For his part, Damon was still mostly keeping track of Ruriko, the unruly, brown-haired Magical Girl Suzuki had asked him to keep track of. Ruriko wasn't very polite, or particularly friendly, but she at least tolerated his presence.
It was a cold winter day when they met at the usual spot, a small park hidden within the city. It wasn't a very popular place which made it a good spot for them.
Ruriko would be waiting for Damon like she normally was, with an oversized jacket, a lollipop stick sticking out of her mouth.</i>
Ruriko: "You just about ready 'sir knight'?"
<i>Ruriko gives Damon a grin as she hops off the park's only bench, ready for another day of patrolling.</i>
<i>Capri wandered the city herself, keeping to the quieter parts of town in hopes of avoiding attention. So far she had least managed to avoid any monsters, which was somewhat of an achievement considering their recent history.
That is, until she's approached by a somewhat familiar blue-haired girl dressed in a somewhat boring school uniform. The girl tries to wave at Capri to get their attention.</i>
<i>As for Kohaku, she continued going on patrols in the afternoons, as she liked to do. Nothing unusual happened for the last few days, though she hadn't seen Sayaka since the incident.
It was while she was on patrol that Kohaku ran into Kyubey again, the same white, cat-like creature currently talking to Madoka, also simply appeared beside her while she was on patrol</i>
Kyubey: "You seem to be doing pretty well."
Note: As with my previous thread, all of the participants here have already been discussed and decided on the Phansite discord that is can be found as the last post in the Forum rules, as well as other places on the site. Without further ado, lets get started.
<b>Homura and Madoka</b>
<i>it had been a few days since their meeting with Suzuki and heard of the series of disappearances that had riddled the city. The victims of which had all shared something in common suggesting they were deliberate targets. With few leads and an unknowable deadline the pair had decided it was worth checking in on their old friend and potential target, Sayaka Miki. So on one of their less busy days the pair heads to the girl's apartment in the middle of town.
The building doesn't stand out much, save for an old banner advertising their friend's delivery service. As might be expected of a crowded apartment, there's an intercom at the entrance with a button labeled for each of its residents, including that former friend of theirs.</i>
<i>Kohaku hadn't noticed much of anything out of the ordinary. Well, ordinary for her anyways, fighting criminals and monsters whenever she finds them as she leaps around the city.
While on a fairly routine patrol the girl would pass over a pair of her friends, Madoka and Homura. While she may not be able to tell what they're talking about as they head towards an apartment complex, their expressions seem troubled.</i>
<i>It started off as a normal day for Sonomi, she went to work, socialized with her coworkers, and made it all the way near the end of her shift without anything notable coming up. It wasn't until the day was almost over that she'd see a familiar, white, catlike creature waiting patiently for her. She'd dealt with Kyubey a few times before, so it wasn't anything particularly strange in that regard either.</i>
Kyubey: "I hope everything's been working out for you."
<i>of course, none of these were actually spoken. The creature would always communicate its thoughts directly to the girl, with no need for noise. It was a friendly, casual way of speaking without being overheard.</i>
<i>while Homura and Madoka were looking into their friend, a certain dark-haired youth took to the streets to look for one of the other two girls. Just to be safe, Suzuki had left him with a picture of a fairly short, brown-haired girl who always dressed casually so he'd be able to recognize Ruriko Imamura, as well as a warning not to mention her.
With zero real leads into her location he was left mostly to his own devices, looking into some of the usual cool hangout spots for kids Ruriko's apparent age.</i>
<i>Capri, of course, was ignorant of a greater scheme occurring in the world around her. Instead she simply continues with her normal routine, walking around the city, mostly to the less occupied parts to gather her thoughts more effectively. One such place she finds is an old arcade. Though the place hadn't been closed down yet it was hard to see how. In spite of the fact school was over and most students were likely out and about, the place seemed almost eerily empty.</i>
<i>It was another ordinary day in <insert city name here>, once more, or perhaps for once, there was absolutely nothing unusual going on. Nope, nothing at all.
We'll start off our story by looking into our protagonists (whose participation has already been noted)</i>
<b>Madoka and Shinji</b>
<i>for these two, it was a school day, which meant more work unfortunately, they were both in high school so its fairly likely they'd met before. It was approaching the end of school, so many of the other, generic students were waiting in anticipation. However, it was worth noting that today was special. For today, shortly before the bell rings, their teacher would remind the class</i>
Teacher: "remember class, there's a science demonstration going on at the Middle School today. Anyone who helps out is supposed to receive extra credit so if you're nto too busy its worth a look."
<i>which is met with a variety of either irritated sighs or whispering among the other students. Not that any of them matter, not even the one with purple hair.</i>
<b>Homura and Capri.</b>
<i>For Homura, it was much the same, she ran a mall cafe in the cafe that was fairly quiet, focusing much of her time on it while her friend Madoka's away for school. Business was a little slow at the moment, due to all of the people still at work or school, though she did occasionally get a customer or two on their way to finish an errand or delivery.
For Capri, it was a nice quiet place to relax for a bit away from the city. Though most people were busy the outside was still rather noisy, which makes places like these a great way to take a break, maybe get a load off your shoulders before continuing to explore.</i>
<i>For Sonomi, it was another day at her job. She'd been there for a while now, and thus doubtless knew many of the people she worked with. What had also become a bit of a habit was the small, white, catlike creature who nestles itself near her. Though none of the other employees seemed to notice, Kyubey had been able to talk to her for a while now</i>
Kyubey: "Don't worry, ordinary people can't see or hear me. I'll be your private companion for a bit, if nothing else."
<i>Our final traveler is a young man named Damon, a bit of a thrill seeker, Damon liked to hang around large crowded areas, concerts, other such events. It just so happened that a traveling magician was visiting town, with her show starting within the hour. They were cheerful and fairly popular, however if one looked into the places where this famous "Lucky Streak" had been they'd notice a stream of misfortune seemed to follow them.</i>
Silence in the Library
<i>It was an uneventful day, altogether. At least at first, the sun was shining brightly with only a few clouds dotting the sky. If anything it was too hot to be out, and with many people off for the holiday the steets weren't nearly as crowded as they'd normally be.
Good thing too, as for some reason Jaywalking seemed to be a particularly significant problem for the day. It would be a fairly common sight to find people, often in ones or twos, with listless eyes simply heading in one direction, wherever it was. They would proceed in the same direction, heedless of the world around them as if there was only one place they could possibly be.
That place being an old, run-down library near the center of town. Though it was still technically operational, the digital age had clearly done it no favors. A lot of the windows were in disrepair and even the building itself seems to have started gathering dust. Contrary to all this is the steady stream of people from all over the city who seem to have decided this was the best place to be all at once.</i>
Enjoy the show
<i>Today the sky was overcast, a faint grey providing a melancholic atmosphere as the faint sound of a light rain pitter-patters against the pavement. It was a boring enough day, for a while, until you caught sight of a strange, white, cat-like creature simply standing in the path as though waiting for you. It would pause, as though making sure it was seen before it starts walking through the city.</i>
<i>As frequently occurs on some weekend or another, a celebration of sorts, this time by fans and for fans, of their favorite forms of fiction and entertainment. A relatively small anime convention can be found in an event hall just off the city's main streets. Whether its intended primarily to advertise, or fan-run, it likely would hardly be noticed were the event not advertised as free.
To this end, a small crowd works their way through the large, glass doors up front, dressed in a wide variety of outfits, these cosplayers form a new sort of normal as they rush into the hall, eager to see the sights.
Off to the side of the hall itself. a young girl leans against a pillar, long brown ponytail trapped between the wall and her light-purple hoodie. The rather short girl's attention is on her phone, though she glances around occasionally. She has what almost looks like a cigarette in her mouth, though no smoke comes out of it.</i>
In the Night's Shadow
OOC: Though this is a continuation of something I started a while ago, do feel free to join in regardless, it might take a little catching up, but I aim to explain everything along the way anyways, so this shouldn't be an issue, without further ado
IC:<i>As often happens, once a day in fact, darkness falls over the city of Tokyo. With the rumors and stories of strange things coming out in the dark, most people find their way home in a hurry, leading the streets to be surprisingly empty, what was bustling and busy mere hours before is almost like a ghost town.
For those who remain out, for whatever reason, they may see a dark green flash, that of someone, or something, making its way through the darkness. For any who may follow them, the figure soon stops outside of an appliance store, long emerald cloak hiding their form. The figure bends down near the door for a moment.
One person (you know who you are) would receive a text. It seems to have been written in haste, judging by the short message
"I think we're about ready, meet me here" with directions to the appliance store in question added at the end.</i>
The Emerald Rogue
<i>It was a cold, moonlight night on the city streets. By now most people had found their way home, whether they needed to be up early, or out of fear of the rumors.
Ah yes, the rumors, its long been superstition, the light of a full moon has often been said to fill the air with an air of intrigue and mystery, perfect for the supernatural. Yet, tonight it feels a little heavier. One can almost hear faint whispering among the shadows, of course, nothing can be discerned from this noise, yet an unsettling feeling remains nonetheless
Walking down the main street, there are several alleyways, three on each side,that lead to smaller parts of the city. Aside from the general air of unease, little of note can be seen along the empty streets. A brief flash of green leaps from one alleyway to another, occasionally stopping to look back, almost as though afraid of being caught</i>
Mikage Sun Mall: A prismatic glow
<i>It looked like a perfectly average day at the mall, all the stores, from trending clothing stores, game stores, to a few odd ones like the closed armory on the second floor. Its rather slow today, few customers can be seen wandering the venue, couples holding hands as they shop. Its almost as though they can feel it to.
You feel it, don't you? The air feels a little thick, almost as though something sinister could happen at any moment. No one says anything, but from the way everyone's rushing around, its obvious.
In the middle of the mall is a remarkable fountain, stretching up towards the sky, one of the malls main features. Sitting by the fountain are two young girls, probably in middle school, looking into the waters.
If you look around, you'd notice a wide variety of open shops, from food, to clothing, merchandise, almost anything you could ask for. Hardly anyone other than the employees are here by now, so it should be easy to find.</i>