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Old 08-23-2017, 02:51 PM   #64
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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?


Kawaii stood up, thinking that this was going nowhere “well Frieghya, let’s split up.” She wondered out loud, “You take fame I take fortune?” she asked. The Espeon shrugged and slunk down the fame path.
Kawaii wandered down the fortune path, flinching at every time the Jirachi robots moved. She still had flashback of the game that went viral online a while back. Something about a haunted pizza place with animatronics. A Ursaring, a Diggersby and a Combusken who were being controlled by the spirits of dead children. It was chilling and fascinating and the female trainer had gone through phases of liking the game and hating the hype around it. Even if it was just a game she was still suspicious of the robotic pokemon. Sure, now she was used to being jump-scared by the animatronic demons, but she was still jumpy around real animatronics. Especially the ones that were barely disguised and those metal innards were showing.
Meanwhile Frieghya sniffed around the hallway of fame. The electronic figures freaked out the espeon too but she was much braver than her trainer. The fact that they were separated was the thing that bothered her. Kawaii had high anxiety, depression and OCD and the psychic type was usually there for her. They had been trying to get into different adventures and try some time apart but her trainer always needed her in the end. Frieghya hoped the young woman would be alright without her. If all else failed she could call her psychically.

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