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Old 07-12-2017, 10:18 AM   #36
Heather
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The Path to Wishes (Raves, Heather, Meetan, Sandaa, Kawaii) – Five among you choose to move straight ahead from the lobby, where the Path to Wishes awaits – or so it is called by the massive yellow neon sign overhead. At first, this “path” appears like a dead end – a short, dark blue corridor with no windows or doors, the ceiling and upper walls painted to look like the star-studded night sky. Tiny openings in the corridor open up every so often, with an animatronic Jirachi head peeping through at guests walking by... To delight or frighten children, depending on their views regarding uncanny valley facsimilies of Pokemon – and is this ever one of them! Eerily lifelike eyes in an incredibly fake, plastic body – in some cases, the creators were too lazy to bother even with that, and just have the head on a somewhat obvious metal stick. This peeping Pokemon appears to be triggered by motion, and seems downright suspicious, though it's hard to place exactly why. In times past, when Jirachi's Casino was only a single-floor building, this room would have been where the old Starter Slots and Roulette would be located. The tiny slot machines and old roulette wheel sit awkwardly at the “end” of the path, but the faded lights blinking on the faces of the slots are just enough to illuminate two signs. One, which reads “FAME”, points to the right. The other, which reads “FORTUNE”, points to the left. “FAME” has a little hamburger/soda icon on a sub-sign beneath it, indicating some sort of food available, and both paths also have a sub-sign for “RESTROOMS”... for those of us with simpler, more immediate desires.

The corridor has no security cameras, and is mostly featureless, save for a suspicious patch in the wall that looks like a door might have been painted over. The only guard, a Pupitar at the end of the hall, wiggles with intimidation at the sight of visitors, his hat two sizes too small. Feeling he has done his guarding job for the day, he goes back to staring longingly at the big roulette wheel, which he no longer has arms to spin... perhaps one day.

Kawaii attempts to pull the lever of one of the slot machines, but without coins, the machine is inoperable and the lever won't budge. It does seem like the coin slot was enlarged somewhat, as if to fit a larger denomination of coin than the typical Casino Coin.

We all must follow our own paths to achieve our heart's desire. Which paths will you take?
Heather sighed in disappointment at the animatronics that poked out of the walls. They might be enough to amuse children, not that children should frequent a place like this. Heather was, however, supposed to be an adult. These lazily designed creepy figurines would not sway her so easily, except to be slightly unnerved. However, their eyes latched onto something of greater note almost immediately: the Suspicious Patch in the wall of the corridor. Heather reached out with her thoughts to her partner to inform him of this development.

Magus, I think I've found something interesting. Come check this out. she thought, waiting for a reply. With Magus in the spiritual plane to investigate, she was unable to see where he was exactly.

I'll be right there...these animatronics warrant a closer look, I think. the Ghost type replied.

Just make sure you let me know if there's anything behind this bit of wall I'm looking at, preferably before any Psychic Types show up. Heather directed. In the meantime, she leaned up against the wall across from the suspicious patch, and started playing Magikarp Jump to pass the time. Those Expert Leagues aren't going to clear themselves, after all.
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