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Old 07-22-2017, 02:13 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by Marion Ette View Post
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?
Trying to keep an eye on other people, including those she thinks might be allies but can't totally remember, Alice's attention was drawn to the animatronic. That was Five Nights as fuck, and nobody would convince her that come nightfall, it wouldn't attempt to drag itself out of its hidey hole and shove them all into heads and suits by any means necessary. Maybe it would turn their brains into ice cream. Was it too late for a spoiler alert? RIP y'all.

"Sammi, once I've got its attention, go and see if you can sniff out anything suspicious. Unless you think the cooks are poisoning anyone, the food court doesn't count." The entertainer insisted quietly to her pup, who seemed affronted, but couldn't really complain. They both liked food, okay? Jeez. Twirling round like a ballerina, Alice's ringlets fluttered, and she sprung off to investigate the freaky looking Jirachi. It probably had cameras in the eyes and-or nose, so someone blocking it was probably for the best. Maybe she could annoy it enough to break it. What a world.

"Oh wow, super cute but kinda scary! Neato! Jirachi is one of my favourite legendaries, so cool!" The trainer announced. It seemed to be triggered by motion, so she made sure to move just enough to keep it trained but not seem lively to the point of suspicion. Like before, Alice took photos, including a few of her with it, if only to keep up the appearance of a nosy and trashy tourist. "You're kind of like something from Phantom Isle, though, you poor little soul! Awwh~!"

By now, Samantha had jetted off, nose to the floor and sometimes to the air. Her eyes, too, were peeled, keeping in mind the cameras and guards as she had been briefed to before-- but it was hard to keep full attention. The other trainers and their Pokemon seemed to have plans in mind, and trying to ignore the smoking of unhealthy patrons, Samantha's senses were out to detect anything that the people may have missed.
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