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.hack//G.U.
Vol.2//Reminisce
Greeting Card FAQ

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-Foreword-
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This e-mail guide was transcribed and compiled by Fatuous One (FatuousOne612).
It WILL contain spoilers, be it through comments or through the e-mails
themselves, so be warned.

If you have any questions, spot any errors in the guide, or something
pertaining to it, feel free to e-mail me at 'fatuousone@gmail.com'.

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-Contents- [Find Keys]
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About - XABO
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Atoli - XATO
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Kuhn - XKUH
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Pi - XPAI
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Silabus - XSIL
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Gaspard - XGAS
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Piros the 3rd - X3RD
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Alkaid - XALK
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Sakubo (Saku) - XSAK
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Sakubo (Bo) - XBO
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Endrance - XEND
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Antares - XANT
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Matsu - XMAT
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Credits - XCRE
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Copyright XCOP
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-About- [XABO]
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This FAQ is basically a transcription of all the Greeting Card e-mails in
.hack//G.U. Vol. 2. It lists all the your replies, the responses, and when
you get (or don't get) an increase in affection from your correspondent.

There are no 'dead end' replies. That is to say, no matter your reply in the
e-mail chains, you'll always have to choose from the next two, set responses.
Thus, with this format, I'll be giving both of Haseo's replies, and then their
correspondents' reply before moving onto the next two choices.

Basic example of this is like so:


***

[Saku: Re: I want to know you better]

+Affection Increase+

I don't have anything to tell you!
I might change my mind if you pay me though!



{R1}
[Haseo: Age]

I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
What about you?

[Saku: Re: Age]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
>What about you?

The same as Bo!

{R2}
[Haseo: School]

Do you like school?

[Saku: Re: School]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you like school?

I just make Bo do all my schoolwork for me!

***

As you can see, I also use addition ('+') signs along with text to point out
when you get an affection increase (If you don't, there will be no such text
added in the message). Or, in rare occasions, when you get a decrease in
affection, I'll use subtraction ('-') signs along with indicating text.

Angle brackets ('>') in the message are Haseo's previous text, as I did not
feel the need to erase it even though I typed in Haseo's previous message
anyway.

Square brackets ('[]') are the subject matter.

R1 means 'Reply one', and R2 means 'Reply two'.

I hope this does not cause any confusion.

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Cards
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In volume two of .hack//G.U., there are eight different possible greeting
cards to give out. They are:

'Poetry Gift'
'Hello!'
'Food'
'How are you?'
'Motto'
'Flower Gift'
'Hobbies'
'Challenge'

It should be noted that you can only receive the 'Flower Gift' card in volume
one, and thus can only use it if you had transferred your finished data from
the first game, and also hadn't already used it.

The Poetry Gift card is received from the first Ryu book once you reach the
maximum level (6) for volume two.

Most of the greeting cards purposes are self-explanatory, with the 'Food' card
asking what food the person likes, 'Hobbies' card what hobbies they have,
'Challenge' card that you want to defeat them (?!)...

The Poetry Gift, and Flower Gift's reactions vary, but it breaks down into
asking about the person in general, and simply giving them flowers.


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-Atoli- [XATO]
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[Begin 'Poetry Gift']
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[Atoli: Re: I want to know you better]

+Affection Increase+

Me?! Really?!
Um, gosh... I don't know where to begin...

		Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: Age]

I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
What about you?

[Atoli: Re: Age]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
>What about you?

I'm 16 and just started high school this year.
So you're a year older than me :)
		Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: Just in case]

Let me ask this just in case...
You're a girl in real life too, right?

[Atoli: Re: Just in case]

+Affection Increase+

>Let me ask this just in case...
>You're a girl in real life too, right?

Of course! You're a boy in real life too, aren't you?
		Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: Where you live]

I live in Tokyo. What about you?

[Atoli: Re: Where you live]

+Affection Increase+

>I live in Tokyo. What about you?

I live in Chiba. Not near the ocean,
but closer to Tokyo. LOL
I see... I guess that means we could meet if we wanted to.
		Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: Usually]

What do you usually spend your time doing?

[Atoli: Re: Usually]

+Affection Increase+

>What do you usually spend your time doing?

I guess I'm online pretty much all of the time,
even when I'm not playing "The World"...
I usually go around visiting my favorite sites.
The time just goes flying by.
		Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: Someday]

We should meet sometime after things have settled down.

[Atoli: Re: Someday]

+Affection Increase+

>We should meet sometime after things have settled down.

...Um, I don't really know what to say. You'd probably just be bored
if you met me for real...

Let me think about it...
		Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: By the way]

What are your measurements?

[Atoli: Re: By the way]

>What are your measurements?

Um...I'm not actually a game character, so I don't have any 
official settings like that.

		Atoli


---
[End 'Poetry Gift']
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[Begin 'Hello!']
---


[Atoli: Re: Greeting Card]

+Affection Increase+

Thank you for the greeting card! I feel like today is going
to be a great day! You've made me so happy!

You're always acting like a real rough and tough character,
but you're actually very polite and well-mannered, aren't you?

I hope I get to see the kind Haseo when I'm around.
Let's form a part and go adventuring some time soon! :)

Sincerely,
Atoli


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[End 'Hello!']
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[Begin 'Food']
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[Atoli: Re: Food]

+Affection Increase+

I'm so happy you're interested in me, Haseo! :)

My favorite food is...I guess it would be beef bowls. LOL

Sincerely,
Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: Me Too]

I like beef bowls too. I often stop by somewhere to eat 
them on my way back from school.

[Atoli: Re: Me Too]

+Affection Increase+

>I like beef bowls too. I often stop by somewhere to eat
>them on my way back from school.

Oh, I go to beef bowl places like Yoshidaya occasionally,
but most of the time I just make them at home on my own.
I like them to be sweeter than those made in restaurants, and
this way I can also add in tofu and shirataki (potato starch noddles)
as I like.

Sincerely,
Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: What?!]

Beef bowls? LOL

Pick something more girly and cute next time. LOL

[Atoli: Re: What?!]

>Beef bowls? LOL

>Pick something more girly and cute next time. LOL

But they're so yummy! Besides, I make them myself, you know. :)

Sincerely,
Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: You cook?]

So you cook for yourself? You've got it together more than I thought.

[Atoli: Re: You cook?]

+Affection Increase+

>So you cook for yourself? You've got it together more than I thought.

My parents both work, and they always come home late,
so I've gotten used to making dinner all by myself. :(
It's kind of depressing going to all the trouble to cook just
for one person. I just wish there was someone I could make extra for.

By the way, do you prefer Western-style breakfasts
or Japanese-style breakfasts?

Sincerely,
Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: What else do you like?]

Okay, enough about beef bowls. What else do you like?

[Atoli: Re: What else do you like?]

+Affection Increase+

>Okay, enough about beef bowls. What else do you like?

I have lots of things I don't like. I'm terribly picky.
I can't stand most vegetables (the onions in beef bowls are an exception)
I get goose bumps just thinking about celery, or peppers, or peas.

By the way Haseo, do you prefer Western-style breakfasts
or Japanese-style breakfasts?


Sincerely,
Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: Japanese]

I always have miso soup and white rice for breakfast.

[Atoli: Re: Japanese]

+Affection Increase+

>I always have miso soup and white rice for breakfast.

Wow. It's amazing you always cook rice in the morning.
Oh wait, sorry, that would be your mother wouldn't it? LOL

My favorite ingredient to add to miso soup are shijimi clams!
Whenever I make it myself, I always put in shijimi clams and tofu.
I always make sure to use seaweed broth too. I bet there aren't many
high school girls who can cook like I can. LOL

If only "The World" had a cooking system, I'd be happy
to level up my skill in that! LOL

Sincerely,
Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: Western]

I always have toast for breakfast.

[Atoli: Re: Western]

+Affection Increase+

>I always have toast for breakfast.

Me too. Or rather, I often just go without breakfast.
I never seem to get very hungry in the morning.
Does that ever happen to you?

Sincerely,
Atoli


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[End 'Food']
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[Begin 'How are you?']
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[Atoli: Re: How are you?]

+Affection Increase+

I'm doing fine, thanks! :)

Take care of yourself too, Haseo.

Sincerely,
Atoli


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[End 'How are you?']
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[Begin 'Motto']
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"To love. To love is not to look only at one another.
It is to look together, in the same direction."

I believe Antoine de Saint-Exupery said that.
It's a little different from a personal motto, but
they're words that remain in my heart even now.

Sincerely,
Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: Ideals]

You sound like a girl with high ideals.
In more ways than one.

[Atoli: Re: Ideals]

+Affection Increase+

>You sound like a girl with high ideals.
>In more ways than one.

I don't think that's the case. I just think everyone else
gives up on their ideals too soon.

Do you have someone to look with you in the same direction?

Sincerely,
Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: Together]

Someone to look together in the same direction with?
I guess that's one way to think of it.

[Atoli: Re: Together]

+Affection Increase+

>Someone to look together in the same direction with?
>I guess that's one way to think of it.

The only people I have like that for me are in "The World."
You have someone like that, right?

Sincerely,
Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: ...Yeah]

I think that I've been trying to get that back.

[Atoli: Re: ...Yeah]

+Affection Increase+

>I think that I've been trying to get that back.

I see. Still, I'm just happy you opened up to me a bit. :)

If there's anything I can do to help, just let me know!
I want to do anything I can to help you.

Sincerely,
Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: ...]

...It's not something I tell others.

[Atoli: Re: ...]

>...It's not something I tell others.

You're right. I'm sorry. But if there's anything I can do to
help you, just let me know!

Sincerely,
Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: Thanks]

Thanks for the offer.

[Atoli: Re: Thanks]

+Affection Increase+

>Thanks for the offer.

There's no need to thank me. I want to get to know you better.
I want to look in the same direction as you.

Sincerely,
Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: Not Your Concern]

Don't you get that even good intentions turn bad if you're too
damn nosy about other people's business?

[Atoli: Re: Not Your Concern]

>Don't you get that even good intentions turn bad if you're too
>damn nosy about other people's business?

I guess we keep getting angry at each other because we're looking at
each other. I wish I could look in the same direction as you.

Sincerely,
Atoli


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[End 'Motto']
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[Begin 'Flower Gift']
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[Atoli: Re: Flower Gift]

+Affection Increase+

Thank you for the flower gift! It was so unexpected,
I was really surprised! I think this cute card is going to
become a favorite of mine.

Sincerely,
Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: Happy?]

I'm glad you're happy, but just getting flowers makes you happy?

[Atoli: Re: Happy?]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm glad you're happy, but just getting flowers makes you happy?

Sure, the flowers are really nice, but what really makes me
happy are the feelings behind them. :D

I think this is the first time a guy gave me flowers.

Sincerely,
Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: It's nothing]

I just sent it out because I had more cards than I needed.

[Atoli: Re: It's nothing]

+Affection Increase+

>I just sent it out because I had more cards than I needed.

That's fine, I'm still just happy that you thought to
send it to me.

I think this is the first time a guy gave me flowers.

Sincerely,
Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: First Guy]

Geez, I'm amazed you can say things like that with a straight face.
This is kind of awkward. I guess, sorry your first flowers came from
a jerk like me.

[Atoli: Re: First Guy]

+Affection Increase+

>Geez, I'm amazed you can say things like that with a straight face.
>This is kind of awkward. I guess, sorry your first flowers came from
>a jerk like me.

I'm perfectly happy with that. I'm going to treasure them forever.

The reason I joined Moon Tree is because I wanted everyone in
"The World" to experience the kind of happiness that I'm feeling
right now.

Sincerely,
Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: Memory]

So I'm the first? That should make for a nice memory. LOL

[Atoli: Re: Memory]

+Affection Increase+

>So I'm the first? That should make for a nice memory. LOL

Yes! Thank you so very much. I'm so happy.

The reason I joined Moon Tree is because I wanted everyone in
"The World" to experience the kind of happiness that I'm feeling
right now.

Sincerely,
Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: Card]

If I get a hold of more cards, I'll send you another one.

[Atoli: Re: Card]

+Affection Increase+

>If I get a hold of more cards, I'll send you another one.

Yeay! :D Now I have something else to look forward to.
I just hope more interactions like this spread
throughout "The World."

Sincerely,
Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: Your feelings]

I hope those feelings you have get across to as many people as they can.

[Atoli: Re: Your feelings]

+Affection Increase+

>I hope those feelings you have get across to as many people as they can.

Yes! If nothing else, I have a feeling that they've at least gotten
across to you.

Sincerely,
Atoli


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[End 'Flower Gift']
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[Begin 'Hobbies']
---


[Atoli: Re: What are your hobbies?]

+Affection Increase+

I don't know if you could call it a hobby, but I
do have three Java sparrows as pets.
		Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: Must be tough]

Doesn't it get tough taking care of three birds?

[Atoli: Re: Must be tough]

+Affection Increase+

>Doesn't it get tough taking care of three birds?

Not at all. I love taking care of them every day.

Hand-perching sparrows are really friendly, so you
have to be sure to play with them every day.
They've all got such distinct personalities,
so it's a lot of fun.
		Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: Caged birds]

I feel bad for the birds trapped in cages.

[Atoli: Re: Caged birds]

>I feel bad for the birds trapped in cages.

Um...
I know what you mean, but if everyone did that then
nobody would be able to keep pets at all...

Hand-perching sparrows are really friendly, so you
have to be sure to play with them every day.
They've all got such distinct personalities,
so it's a lot of fun.
		Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: Your sparrows]

What are their names and personalities?

[Atoli: Re: Your sparrows]

+Affection Increase+

>What are their names and personalities?

My pink sparrow, Bun, loves to play rough and tug at my hair.

My white sparrow, Haku, is a quiet and refined
young woman. She loves taking baths.

Mon has cinnamon-colored wings and is known as a
cinnamon type of sparrow. He's the only who isn't
a hand-perching sparrow. He'll always be singing
along merrily by himself, and sometimes he gets
the other two to sing along.
		Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: Free]

Do you let them run around freely?

[Atoli: Re: Free]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you let them run around freely?

I'm afraid not...
I really should let them run around my room and let
them get some exercise, but it's a huge job to clean up after
them when they're done.

Incidentally!
Theirs names are Bun, Haku and Mon.
They're all named after their particular species.

		Atoli



{R1}
[Haseo: Atoli]

Come to think of it, your character's name was also
taken from a bird, right? what kind of bird?

[Atoli: Re: Atoli]

+Affection Increase+

>Come to think of it, your character's name was also
>taken from a bird, right? what kind of bird?

You remembered! Thank you so much Haseo!!

An Atoli is a small bird that resembles a swallow.
It's a migrating bird, that works hard every year
to make the long trip from Russia to Japan.

		Atoli

{R2}
[Haseo: Naming sense]

Atoli...
Your taste in coming up with names is just...

[Atoli: Re: Naming sense]

>Atoli...
>Your taste in coming up with names is just...

I know, I know, I have no sense for naming.

I already knew that without you telling me,
Haseo... You big meanie!
		Atoli


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[End 'Hobbies']
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[Begin 'Challenge']
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[Atoli: Re: I will defeat you!]

Um...did I do something else to upset you, Haseo?

		Atoli


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[End 'Challenge']
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-Kuhn- [XKUH]
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[Begin 'Poetry Gift']
---


[Kuhn: Re: I want to know you better]

+Affection Increase+

You know, you really should send this kind of card to a girl ;)



{R1}
[Haseo: Age]

Seriously, how old are you?
I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.

[Kuhn: Re: Age]

+Affection Increase+

>Seriously, how old are you?
>I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.

I'm 24 and living paycheck to paycheck (and proud of it).

Currently, I'm working part-time at CC Corp.
I've found that saying I work at CC Corp is a great
way to meet girls, even part-time :)

{R2}
[Haseo: Usually]

What do you usually spend your time doing?

[Kuhn: Re: Usually]

+Affection Increase+

Work part time for G.U. and mixed parties D
I've found that saying I work at CC Corp is a great
way to meet girls, even part-time :)



{R1}
[Haseo: Where you live]

I live in Tokyo. What about you?

[Kuhn: Re: Where you live]

+Affection Increase+

>I live in Tokyo. What about you?

I'm in Kanazawa, actually.
Pi and Yata both live in Tokyo though.

{R2}
[Haseo: Salary]

How's the pay for G.U.?
I'm not getting anything from them.

[Kuhn: Re: Salary]

+Affection Increase+

>How's the pay for G.U.?
>I'm not getting anything from them.

Pretty good for where I live, but probably not much
for someone in Tokyo. Basically, it's a little extra
help with my expenses?



{R1}
[Haseo: Someday]

I hope we can meet up someday.

[Kuhn: Re: Someday]

+Affection Increase+

>I hope we can meet up someday.

We should go to a mixed party sometime!



{R2}
[Haseo: By the way]

Did you find a girlfriend yet?

[Kuhn: Re: By the way]

>Did you find a girlfriend yet?

...*cries*


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[End 'Poetry Gift']
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[Begin 'Hello!']
---


[Kuhn: Re: Greeting Card]

+Affection Increase+

Thanks for the greeting card! There's nothing
like a single e-mail or a single card to show what
someone really thinks of you. In that sense, they
do more to touch one's heart, more valuable
than any expensive present. Not!

Thanks again!


---
[End 'Hello!]
---
[Begin 'Food']
---


[Kuhn: Re: Food]

+Affection Increase+

Uh, thanks for the card, but why do you want to know what I eat? LOL

Never ask a single guy. You know what I'm talking about, right?



{R1}
[Haseo: Just Reference]

Just curious what it's like living by yourself.
What do you usually eat?

[Kuhn: Re: Just Reference]

+Affection Increase+

>Just curious what it's like living by yourself.
>What do you usually eat?

Well when I was working at the supermarket or fast
food joint they gave me food that expired.

Pi said you're still in high school. I'll give you
some tips on getting good jobs once you go out on
your own. I've done lots of jobs. :)

{R2}
[Haseo: Blackmail]

See if I can blackmail you later. lol

[Kuhn: Re: Blackmail]

+Affection Increase+

>See if I can blackmail you later. lol

Blackmail, huh?

The hardest part about living by yourself is when you
get sick. It's not pretty when you're down with a cold.
I can even fall in love with the nice little old
ladies at the drug store.



{R1}
[Haseo: Work]

So, what do you do right now?

[Kuhn: Re: Work]

+Affection Increase+

>So, what do you do right now?

Right now I work part-time at an arcade.
And I also work part-time for G.U....man, I suck.
(Oh, don't say that to Pi.)

And I get to eat some take-out again tonight.

{R2}
[Haseo: Single]

You're single? Okay.

[Kuhn: Re: Single]

+Affection Increase+

>You're single? Okay.

What do you mean "Okay"? LOL

Do I look married to you?

I'm not that old (well these days people think you're old
even if you're in your twenties.)

And a take-out dinner is waiting for me tonight.



{R1}
[Haseo: Girlfriend]

Don't you have a girlfriend?

[Kuhn: Re: Girlfriend]

+Affection Increase+

>Don't you have a girlfriend?

Not right now I don't. There were lots of girls that
I wouldn't have minded, but things always get ugly and
blow up on me, it was partially my fault for not being clearer.
I could never figure out where the line between a friend
and a lover was, you know?

I get lots of calls from friends who are girls. Usually,
they want me to come to even the numbers or talk about
their problems with work or relationships. Sometimes
they just want me to help them with moving, or do stuff
for them.

...Geez, I feel so used. ROTFL

The only time I had someone I could call a real
girlfriend was during high school.
Never forget your real life.

{R2}
[Haseo: Pi]

What about Pi? You look like you two would get along well. lol

[Kuhn: Re: Pi]

+Affection Increase+

>What about Pi? You look like you two would get along well. lol

Oh man, I just had the scariest vision of...uh never mind. ROTFL

Pi's a CC Corp. employee, remember? She doesn't have time
for some lowly worker monkey like me.


---
[End 'Food']
---
[Begin 'How are you?']
---


[Kuhn: Re: How are you?]

+Affection Increase+

Actually, I just asked out a girl I had my eye on.
And she shot me down without any hesitation. :(



{R1}
[Haseo: Why?]

Sounds like it hurt. lol Why did she reject you?

[Kuhn: Re: Why?]

+Affection Increase+

>Sounds like it hurt. lol Why did she reject you?

Basically she said, "You don't want me. You just want
a girlfriend." She knows I have a lot of female friends.
Maybe that's why I'm so easily misunderstood.

Not only do I keep getting turned down in real life,
but I've been on a streak of getting dumped online, too.

{R2}
[Haseo: Online?]

So you're picking up girls in "The World"?
Man, you're pathetic.

[Kuhn: Re: Online?]

>So you're picking up girls in "The World"?
>Man, you're pathetic.

I'm not picking them up, I just want to be friends with
them. Though it takes a hell of a lot of effort to talk
to girls online. I mean, you only talk through e-mails and chat.

So things that can be easily avoided in the real world get
tangled up when it's online. God, I hate it.

Not only do I keep getting turned down in real life, but
I've been on a streak of getting dumped online, too.



{R1}
[Haseo: Your Fault]

So you're two-timing your online girls with your offline girls?
Well, no wonder. LOL

[Kuhn: Re: Your Fault]

+Affection Increase+

>So you're two-timing your online girls with your offline girls?
>Well, no wonder. LOL

I can make many love flowers bloom, but I can't seem to grab
hold of a single love fruit...okay, don't hit me.

I think it went downhill when my girlfriend dumped me
back in high school.

{R2}
[Haseo: Respect]

Whatever else I may think about you, Kuhn. I have to
respect your sheer vitality when it comes to that stuff.

[Kuhn: Re: Respect]

+Affection Increase+

>Whatever else I may think about you, Kuhn. I have to
>respect your sheer vitality when it comes to that stuff.

Well life is better when you're having fun. You've always got to
try hard to accomplish that.

I think it all went downhill when my girlfriend dumped me
back in high school.



{R1}
[Haseo: Your high school girlfriend]

What was your high school girlfriend like?

[Kuhn: Re: Your high school girlfriend]

+Affection Increase+

>What was your high school girlfriend like?

She was a great girl with well-kept eyebrows.
She was kind of uptight. Now that I look back, it's
pretty obvious why she dumped me, since I was still
just a kid back then.

Now, I know I can be a little nicer to her, but
of course it's too late now.

{R2}
[Haseo: No Principle]

It's because you've got no principle. You may think that
you're being clear about who you're interested in and
who you're just friendly, but the way see
it, you're just another jock. LOL

[Kuhn: Re: No Principle]

+Affection Increase+

>It's because you've got no principle. You may think that
>you're being clear about who you're interested in and
>who you're just friendly, but the way see
>it, you're just another jock. LOL

It's not what I think. It's how the other person feels.
Man, am I gonna be like this the rest of my life? LOL


---
[End 'How are you?']
---
[Begin 'Motto']
---


[Kuhn: Re: Motto]

+Affection Increase+

I guess it'd be "Haste makes waste." LOL
Don't ask me why. ROTFL


---
[End 'Motto']
---
[Begin 'Flower Gift']
---


[Kuhn: Re: Flower Gift]

+Affection Increase+

Thanks for the greeting card, but come on, flowers?!
Why me? LOL

Weren't cards with the word "gift" in their name
supposed to be really rare?



{R1}
[Haseo: Well...]

I think...maybe...I'm in love with you...

[Kuhn: Re: Well...]

+Affection Increase+

>I think...maybe...I'm in love with you...

Hahahaha. LOL So even you joke around like this
sometimes. I'm kind of surprised. I guess you can learn
things about someone through e-mail you just can't
learn anywhere else.

You know, If I were given flowers by a guy in real life,
I'd be running away like crazy, but online, I guess
it doesn't bother me.

Anyway, thanks.

{R2}
[Haseo: Don't read too much]

Don't bother reading too much into it. LOL

[Kuhn: Re: Don't read too much]

+Affection Increase+

>Don't bother reading too much into it. LOL

Well geez, how am I supposed to NOT read
too much into it now? :)

You know, If I were given flowers by a guy in real life,
I'd be running away like crazy, but online, I guess
it doesn't bother me.

Anyway, thanks.



{R1}
[Haseo: Thanks]

No, thank you. I really am grateful to you.

[Kuhn: Re: Thanks]

+Affection Increase+

>No, thank you. I really am grateful to you.

You know, the word "thank you" is a nice word.
I want to be able to say that in the real world.

I think the only time I've gotten flowers in real life
was when I was in the hospital.

{R2}
[Haseo: Unlucky]

I'm just lending a loving hand to poor, unlucky Kuhn.
It is "help out Kuhn" week, after all. LOL

[Kuhn: Re: Unlucky]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm just lending a loving hand to poor, unlucky Kuhn.
>It is "help out Kuhn" week, after all. LOL

Thank you...wait a second. What kind of week is that? LOL

I think the only time I've gotten flowers in real life
was when I was in the hospital.



{R1}
[Haseo: Flowers]

Have you ever sent flowers to anyone?

[Kuhn: Re: Flowers]

+Affection Increase+

>Have you ever sent flowers to anyone?

I'm not really a type of guy to send flowers.
I'm more into giving my heart to a girl and make
flowers bloom in her heart. LOL

{R2}
[Haseo: Hospitalized]

When were you in the hospital?

[Kuhn: Re: Hospitalized]

+Affection Increase+

>When were you in the hospital?

It was a couple of years ago. Your perspective on
life really changes when you face death.


---
[End 'Flower Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hobbies']
---


[Kuhn: Re: What are your hobbies?]

+Affection Increase+

I'd have to say mixed parties!
I usually go to 50 of them a year!



{R1}
[Haseo: Womanizing]

Don't let your womanizing get out of hand.
It'll backfire on you someday.

[Kuhn: Re: Womanizing]

+Affection Increase+

>Don't let your womanizing get out of hand.
>It'll backfire on you someday.

It already has ;)

You're a lot more uptight than I thought you were, Haseo.

How is it a bad thing to have fun with girls? After all,
there's no better experience in this life than the meeting
of a man and a woman!!

{R2}
[Haseo: I'm jealous]

Mixed parties, eh... I'm kind of jealous.

[Kuhn: Re: I'm jealous]

+Affection Increase+

>Mixed parties, eh... I'm kind of jealous.

Of course, I'm always broke thanks to them too. :(

If you're interested, shall I invite you along next time?
I bet they'd like you a lot.
Girls love cool, confident guys like yourself ;)



{R1}
[Haseo: Tips]

Can you tell me some tips for mixed parties?

[Kuhn: Re: Tips]

+Affection Increase+

>Can you tell me some tips for mixed parties?

First, have fun.
Second, pretend that when girls have fun, it's fun for you too.
We'll talk after you get these down :D

{R2}
[Haseo: Love]

I wonder...just what is love anyway?

[Kuhn: Re: Love]

+Affection Increase+

>I wonder...just what is love anyway?

Love is solving the curse placed on a girl.

Every girl is secretly waiting for a prince to come and rescue her :D



{R1}
[Haseo: Salvador Aihara]

You know, Kuhn...
You remind me of Salvador Aihara...

[Kuhn: Re: Salvador Aihara]

>You know, Kuhn...
>You remind me of Salvador Aihara...

Salvador...?
Geez, you really know how to hurt a guy :D
I mean, that guy's already a work of art on his own :)

{R2}
[Haseo: Invite me]

I won't tell Pi,
so be sure to invite me next time :D

[Kuhn: Re: Invite me]

+Affection Increase+

>I won't tell Pi,
>so be sure to invite me next time :D

I'd be glad to have you whenever it works out for you :D
Just be warned that you might have to take the Shinkansen
or a plane to get here.

You'd have to make sure that the trip pays off!


---
[End 'Hobbies']
---
[Begin 'Challenge']
---


[Kuhn: Re: I will defeat you!]

+Affection Increase+

Man, you always bring these kinds of things up out of nowhere.

So, what is it you're going to defeat me at? If you want to
compete on who has the most e-mail addresses of girls, I'm pretty
confident in my chances of winning ;)



{R1}
[Haseo: E-mail addresses]

Oh yeah, just how many girls' addresses do you
have in your cell phone anyway?

[Kuhn: Re: E-mail addresses]

+Affection Increase+

>Oh yeah, just how many girls' addresses do you
>have in your cell phone anyway?

972. My current goal is to make Pi's private address the 1000th. :)
(Don't tell Pi that)

All right then, how many girls' addresses do you have
in your cell phone?

{R2}
[Haseo: Not interested]

A girls' e-mail address competition? Not interested.

[Kuhn: Re: Not interested]

+Affection Increase+

>A girls' e-mail address competition? Not interested.

Come now come now! I bet you're really just dying
to know, ain't cha? :)

I have 972 myself. All girls, of course.

All right, so how many girls' addresses do you have
in your cell phone?



{R1}
[Haseo: Eleven]

Um, about 11.

[Kuhn: Re: Eleven]

+Affection Increase+

>Um, about 11.

Wow, that's just about what I expected. Come on now,
that's no good! You've gotta enjoy your youth while it lasts!

If you like, why don't I give you a few pointers
for asking a girl out?

{R2}
[Haseo: I'm not saying]

Why should I have to tell you!

[Kuhn: Re: I'm not saying]

+Affection Increase+

>Why should I have to tell you!

Now now, no need to get all worked up about it.
When you get to be my age I'm sure you'll become
as close to as many girls as I have. ;)

If you like, why don't I give you a few pointers
for asking a girl out?



{R1}
[Haseo: Teach me]

Please teach me all you know, Professor Kuhn!

[Kuhn: Re: Teach me]

+Affection Increase+

>Please teach me all you know, Professor Kuhn!

Good answer!

All right then, listen for some secret techniques
from Sniper Kuhn that'll woo any female from 8 to 80!

The most important element for getting a girl
is sincerity!

Girls are naturally weak to being treated nicely
by men! They can't help it! What's more, they have
more pride than a group of lions!

This means that you first have to act humble
and make sure she's happy.
Oh, but don't get the wrong idea.
Acting humble isn't all about putting the girl
up on a pedestal or anything.

First you'll want to watch her closely.
Learn what she sees,
learn what she enjoys,
and learn what makes her angry.
Once you've got all that and have it firmly
planted inside your head, it's time to make a move!
By using your knowledge that you gained from
=====This e-mail has surpassed its character limit=====

{R2}
[Haseo: No thanks]

Why would I want to take a class by you!
Hell, I bet I know what it would be like without even attending.

It'd actually be a class to teach me how to get dumped
by a girl after I thought we were both going out but
then she told me "I'm sorry, I thought we
were just friends", right? >XD

[Kuhn: Re: No thanks]

>It'd actually be a class to teach me how to get dumped
>by a girl after I thought we were both going out but
>then she told me "I'm sorry, I thought we
>were just friends", right? >XD

Ouch...!
H, how did you know that...

Damn it! I'm not giving up until I meet my
true love once and for all!


---
[End 'Challenge']
---


==============================
-Pi- [XPAI]
==============================


---
[Begin 'Poetry Gift']
---


[Pi: Re: I want to know you better]

+Affection Increase+

Honestly...
I'd love to know how your brain works.



{R1}
[Haseo: Age]

I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
What about you?

[Pi: Re: Age]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
>What about you?

I know. I've researched you in detail.
I'm 24
But didn't you ever learn that it's rude to ask
a woman her age?

{R2}
[Haseo: Usually]

What do you usually spend your time doing?

[Pi: Re: Usually]

+Affection Increase+

>What do you usually spend your time doing?

Work, of course.
That and take care of my cat.



{R1}
[Haseo: Where you live]

I live in Tokyo. What about you?

[Pi: Re: Where you live]

>I live in Tokyo. What about you?

Don't worry, I know all about you. Your address,
your phone number, even what you were doing just yesterday.

...But, I guess that's a little unfair.
Fine, I'll answer just one question truthfully.

{R2}
[Haseo: Well...]

I can't help it. I want to know all about you...

[Pi: Re: Well...]

+Affection Increase+

>I can't help it. I want to know all about you...

What on earth are you saying...
Fine, I'll answer just one question truthfully.



{R1}
[Haseo: Name]

Okay, what's your real name?

[Pi: Re: Name]

+Affection Increase+

>Okay, what's your real name?

Reiko. Are we finished now?

{R2}
[Haseo: Measurements]

Okay, what are your measurements?

[Pi: Re: Measurements]

>Okay, what are your measurements?

37-22-33

Of course, that's just an estimate for my PC. LOL


---
[End 'Poetry Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hello!']
---


[Pi: Re: Greeting Card]

+Affection Increase+

I'm not doing this for fun. I don't need something like this.

But I was impressed by your unexpected show of etiquette.
You get high marks for that at least.


---
[End 'Hello!']
---
[Begin 'Food']
---


[Pi: Re: Food]

+Affection Increase+

And just why do you want to know about my dining preferences?

I guess I go out for most of my meals. There are lots of
great places to eat around where I work. They've got
everything, from Italian, French, Chinese, and Japanese.
Of course, they're all a bit expensive, but what can you do.

It's not like I have anything else to spend my money on.
I cycle through my business suits, so I don't need to
replace them much. And there's no point in buying
cute casual clothes, because I rarely have a chance to
wear them. And honestly, I could care less about brand
names and the latest fashion.



{R1}
[Haseo: Your Age]

You're not getting any younger. If you don't start
eating better it's going to start to show. LOL

[Pi: Re: Your Age]

>You're not getting any younger. If you don't start
>eating better it's going to start to show. LOL

You've got a lot of nerve saying that to a woman
you don't really know about. It's sad you can only have
your age going for you.

If you're that concerned about me, could you try not
being so idiotic when I'm trying to teach you new things?
That would make my job a lot easier.

{R2}
[Haseo: Workaholic]

Yeah, I can totally see you just slaving away.
You busy every day?

[Pi: Re: Workaholic]

+Affection increase+

>Yeah, I can totally see you just slaving away.
>You busy every day?

So you want to know what I eat? Well, I love seafood,
but only if it tastes good.

On my days off, I'd make my way to the fish market,
or just drive by the ocean. It's just not the same unless
they're freshly caught. I'll have you know I grew up in a
fishing village when I was little.

But if you're that concerned about me, could you try not
being so idiotic when I'm trying to teach you new things?
That would make my job a lot easier.



{R1}
[Haseo: Do you cook?]

Do you cook for yourself?

[Pi: Re: Do you cook?]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you cook for yourself?

I'm never home long enough to cook. I usually fall
asleep as soon as I get home. So my state of the art
kitchen is still spankin' new. And all I have in my fridge
is beer and ice. I also keep snacks around for when I drink.

About the only cooking I do at home is opening cans of
cat food for my cat.

{R2}
[Haseo: Yes Ma'am]

Yes ma'am. :D I'll be a good boy. LOL

[Pi: Re: Yes Ma'am]

>Yes ma'am. :D I'll be a good boy. LOL

Blech, that was so not cute. I'll take my cat over you any day.



{R1}
[Haseo: Your Cat]

What's your cat's name?

[Pi: Re: Your cat's name]

+Affection Increase+

>What's your cat's name?

He's an Abyssinian male and each of his eyes is a different color.
I bought him at the pet store on a whim and raised him from a kitten.

I can't tell you his name since no one knows his name except for me.

{R2}
[Haseo: Food you don't like]

So what don't you like to eat?

[Pi: Re: Food you don't like]

>So what don't you like to eat?

I can't stand the fish they sell at the supermarket.
It stinks.


---
[End 'Food']
---
[Begin 'How are you?']
---


[Pi: Re: How are you?]

+Affection Increase+

You're asking me how I am?

You should worry about your own health. If you get sick,
it's going to effect G.U.


---
[End 'How are you?']
---
[Begin 'Motto']
---


[Pi: Re: Motto]

+Affection Increase+

"Walls have ears."



{R1}
[Haseo: Secret]

You mean the more you want to keep something secret,
the easier it is to be found out? I don't think that's
the same thing as a motto.

[Pi: Re: Secret]

+Affection Increase+

>You mean the more you want to keep something secret,
>the easier it is to be found out? I don't think that's
>the same thing as a motto.

I guess it's more like don't be so careless as to let
slip what you're really thinking. E-mails are logged,
and you never know who might have access to those logs online.

I don't want to leave my thoughts or feelings in e-mail.
It hurts to re-read them.

{R2}
[Haseo: Hiding]

Are you hiding something from me?

[Pi: Re: Hiding]

+Affection Increase+

>Are you hiding something from me?

Of course. It's not the time for you to know what they are.

I wonder if the time will come when I will tell them all?

It all depends on you. And they're not the kind of things that
should be conveyed by e-mail.



{R1}
[Haseo: So...]

Even though you're investigating everything about me?
Isn't that unfair?

[Pi: Re: So...]

+Affection Increase+

>Even though you're investigating everything about me?
>Isn't that unfair?

You and I are not on equal footing.

If you think it's so unfair, I'll tell you just a little bit
about myself. What would you like to know? My hobbies?

{R2}
[Haseo: ....]

Well, it's not like you know all there is to know about me.
About Haseo.

[Pi: Re: ....]

>Well, it's not like you know all there is to know about me.
About Haseo.

That's true. It's not like I know you inside and out.
After all, your emotions jump around so much that I
frequently find you incomprehensible.

If you think that's so unfair, I'll tell you just a bit
about myself. What would you like to know? My hobbies?



{R1}
[Haseo: No]

I don't care about your hobbies.

[Pi: Re: No]

>I don't care about your hobbies.

God, you're such a brat. Fine, be that way. But let me
tell you one thing. In the real world, most things won't
go your way. People that can't compromise with the rest of
the world will only suffer and get hurt. Remember that.

Not that I'm qualified to tell you anything.

{R2}
[Haseo: Hobbies]

Okay, what are your hobbies?

[Pi: Re: Hobbies]

+Affection Increase+

>Okay, what are your hobbies?

Driving around in my car. I haven't been able to go out much,
though. I drive a red convertible. Of course, the only gentleman
who rides in my passenger seat is my cat.


---
[End 'Motto']
---
[Begin 'Flower Gift']
---


[Pi: Re: Flower Gift]

+Affection Increase+

To be honest, your behavior is constantly bewildering me.

Why on earth would you send me flowers?
Is this some kind of joke?



{R1}
[Haseo: Beloved Pi]

To my beloved Pi. Love, Haseo. LOL

[Pi: Re: Beloved Pi]

>To my beloved Pi. Love, Haseo. LOL

I knew it. You were just baiting me. I should have known better
than to be impressed by you.

Seriously, a flower gift card. You should have sent something
like that to Atoli.

{R2}
[Haseo: Was it weird?]

Was it that weird for me to send you flowers?

[Pi: Re: Was it weird?]

+Affection Increase+

>Was it that weird for me to send you flowers?

Think about how you've treated me. Still, I don't mind accepting
them as a token of your reform. They weren't too bad, after all

But seriously, a flower gift card. You should have sent something
like that to Atoli.



{R1}
[Haseo: For You]

I wanted you to have them.

[Pi: Re: For You]

+Affection Increase+

>I wanted you to have them.

Well, aren't you cute. Are you having fun giving me a hard
time? It's so unfair. You're not nearly this nice.

But don't go around hurting Atoli carelessly.
She's a lot more innocent than I am.

{R2}
[Haseo: Flowers]

You don't like flowers?

[Pi: Re: Flowers]

+Affection Increase+

>You don't like flowers?

I don't think there's a woman alive who doesn't live
getting flowers. If it wasn't the flowers that upset her,
then it must have been something else. Like the one who sent them.



{R1}
[Haseo: I'm glad]

I'm glad you accepted them.

[Pi: Re: I'm glad]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm glad you accepted them.

I don't know what to say. You really are confusing.
I suppose I should say thanks.

I don't have very good memories when it comes to flowers since
the only time I buy them is when I go to the cemetery.

{R2}
[Haseo: Failed Attempt]

I guess the flower gift failed.

[Pi: Re: Failed Attempt]

>I guess the flower gift failed.

I don't have very good memories when it comes to flowers since
the only time I buy them is when I go to the cemetery.


---
[End 'Flower Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hobbies']
---


[Pi: Re: What are your hobbies?]

+Affection Increase+

I'm going to answer that with "driving", even though I did just
get a parking ticket the other day...

Aside from that,
I'd say looking for useful freeware.


---
[End 'Hobbies']
---
[Begin 'Challenge']
---


[Pi: Re: I will defeat you!]

+Affection Increase+

I don't like low-level taunts or pointless contests.
What on earth do you want to compete in?



{R1}
[Haseo: Knowledge]

We'll compete with our knowledge! I'll have you
know I get pretty good grades at my school.

[Pi: Re: Knowledge]

>We'll compete with our knowledge! I'll have you
>know I get pretty good grades at my school.

I'd be fine with competing on a test on one of
your best subjects. But you should know that it
physically pains me that there are people out there
like you who think one's ability to study
determines their net worth as a human.

{R2}
[Haseo: Jokes]

We'll compete with our jokes! I may not look like it, but
I'm pretty popular in my class.

[Pi: Re: Jokes]

>We'll compete with our jokes! I may not look like it, but
>I'm pretty popular in my class.

I refuse.
It would be impossible to judge a contest based on
something as ambiguous as humor.



{R1}
[Haseo: Stamina]

Okay, then let's compete in stamina!
I'm pretty confident in my sports abilities.

[Pi: Re: Stamina]

>Okay, then let's compete in stamina!
>I'm pretty confident in my sports abilities.

Exactly how do you plan to pit our stamina against
each other online? Not to mention trying to get a
girl to compete with a man in stamina... Pathetic.
Fine, go ahead and make me the loser then.

{R2}
[Haseo: Competitive eating]

Okay, then let's compare with eating!
It'll be a whole new kind of food fight!

[Pi: Re: Competitive eating]

>Okay, then let's compare with eating!
>It'll be a whole new kind of food fight!

That's so low-level I can barely stand to talk about it.
Fine, go ahead and make me the loser then.



{R1}
[Haseo: I'm sorry]

I'm sorry. I won't do that again.

[Pi: Re: I'm sorry]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm sorry. I won't do that again.

As long as you understand ;)

{R2}
[Haseo: You're no fun]

You're no fun, Pi.

[Pi: Re: You're no fun]

>You're no fun, Pi.

Well excuse me for being a boring girl. I'm sure you wouldn't
have any fun being with me anyway...


---
[End 'Challenge']
---


==============================
-Silabus- [XSIL]
==============================


---
[Begin 'Poetry Gift']
---


[Silabus: Re: I want to know you better]

+Affection Increase+

Wow, that was a really rare greeting card.
Thanks!

So you want to know more about me, eh...
This is kind of embarrassing :)



{R1}
[Haseo: Age]

I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
What about you?

[Silabus: Re: Age]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
>What about you?

I'm 19 and in college. I never would have thought that you
were younger than me :) I guess it really is hard to tell
someone's age online.

{R2}
[Haseo: Alone]

I forget, do you live by yourself?

[Silabus: Re: Alone]

+Affection Increase+

>I forget, do you live by yourself?

Yup, ever since I started college.

But, it's a Japanese style room.
I'd like to move somewhere closer to school
that gets more sunlight.



{R1}
[Haseo: Where you live]

I live in Tokyo. What about you?

[Silabus: Re: Where you live]

+Affection Increase+

>I live in Tokyo. What about you?

I go to college in Sendai and major in liberal arts.

{R2}
[Haseo: College]

Do you like college?

[Silabus: Re: College]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you like college?

Hmm.
It's hard to say whether or not college work is fun.
I do have some classes I like though. I still can't believe
that I'm going to have to write a thesis and look
for a job someday though.



{R1}
[Haseo: Future dreams]

What's your dream for the future?

[Silabus: Re: Future dreams]

+Affection Increase+

>What's your dream for the future?

I guess I'd like to be a journalist or a reporter some day.
That's not much of a dream though.

{R2}
[Haseo: Girlfriend]

Do you have a girlfriend?

[Silabus: Re: Girlfriend]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you have a girlfriend?

I'm afraid not :)
Most of the cute girls already have boyfriend, after all.

I'm not like Kuhn, so I'm not really the type to go out
to parties and meet girls.


---
[End 'Poetry Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hello!']
---


[Silabus: Re: Greeting Card]

+Affection Increase+

Thanks for the greeting card! It made me feel like you
recognized me as a friend.

Thank you again, and I'm looking forward to our
continued adventures!


---
[End 'Hello!']
---
[Begin 'Food']
---


[Silabus: Re: Food]

+Affection Increase+

Between Japanese food and Western food, I'd have to say
I prefer Japanese. I love sashimi and grilled fish.


---
[End 'Food']
---
[Begin 'How are you?']
---


[Silabus: Re: How are you?]

+Affection Increase+

Thank you for the greeting card!

I've been thinking I need to do something healthy, so
I've taken up jogging. I tire really easily, though. :/



{R1}
[Haseo: Jogging]

Where do you run?

[Silabus: Re: Jogging]

+Affection Increase+

>Where do you run?

It's a course that takes me along a local river to a
nearby park. There's a line of cherry blossom trees along
the way. I bet they get really pretty during springtime.

I'd say I usually run about 2 miles at a pace so slow
even my grandmother would pass me.

And of course, I never forget to take along my
M2D and "The World." LOL

{R2}
[Haseo: Think you can keep it up?]

Jogging, huh? Think you can keep it up?

[Silabus: Re: Think you can keep it up?]

+Affection Increase+

>Jogging, huh? Think you can keep it up?

Yeah, since I run pretty slowly.

And of course, I never forget to take along my
M2D, and "The World." LOL



{R1}
[Haseo: "The World"]

You really are into "The World."

[Silabus: Re: "The World"]

+Affection Increase+

>You really are into "The World."

It's pretty much a regular part of my life now.
It's tough to manage my time. Usually it's my
sleep that ends up taking the biggest hit.
But I can't stop playing "The World," even if
everyone thinks I'm an online junkie!

{R2}
[Haseo: Online Junkie]

You use your portable to play "The World" outside?
You must be one of those online junkies.

[Silabus: Re: Online Junkie]

+Affection Increase+

>You use your portable to play "The World" outside?
>You must be one of those online junkies.

So you've seen those news reports too. I wonder
why I always seem to relax whenever the media starts
talking about things like that. I guess it's because
it lets me know that I'm not the only one.

Still, I can't stop playing "The World," even if
everyone thinks I'm an online junkie!



{R1}
[Haseo: Canard]

Wow, you're really passionate about Canard.
I don't know whether that's a good thing or a bad thing.

[Silabus: Re: Canard]

+Affection Increase+

>Wow, you're really passionate about Canard.
>I don't know whether that's a good thing or a bad thing.

Believe me, I know what you mean, but right now,
my work in Canard is what's most meaningful for me.
It taught me that responsibility isn't something
thrust upon you, but something that you take on for yourself.

I want to be serious about my activities in Canard for
people who need me and for me as well.

{R2}
[Haseo: Turn back now]

The next time you're in the city, take a good, hard
look at the people playing "The World" on their portables.
They look really stupid. LOL Think hard about what you're doing.

[Silabus: Re: Turn back now]

>The next time you're in the city, take a good, hard
>look at the people playing "The World" on their portables.
>They look really stupid. LOL Think hard about what you're doing.

You're right, I'll cut down on it so it doesn't affect
my schoolwork. Thanks for the advice!


---
[End 'How are you?']
---
[Begin 'Motto']
---


[Silabus: Re: Motto]

+Affection Increase+

I guess it would have to be the words I wrote in
my yearbook: "Apply oneself."



{R1}
[Haseo: That's so you]

"Apply oneself." That's so you.

[Silabus: Re: That's just like you]

+Affection Increase+

>"Apply oneself." That's so you.

You think? :) It just means that it would be great
if people could get along and have fun. You know,
to encourage your companions and together become
better people.

Anyway, it's all much easier said than done.

{R2}
[Haseo: Serious]

"Apply oneself." I guess you take life seriously.

[Silabus: Re: Serious]

>"Apply oneself." I guess you take life seriously.

You're not the first one to tell me that, but I never
really cared for that image.

Anyway, it's easier said than done.



{R1}
[Haseo: Canard]

Well, you're always applying yourself in Canard, right?

[Silabus: Re: Canard]

+Affection Increase+

>Well, you're always applying yourself in Canard, right?

That's because everyone's so nice to me. There really are
lots of nice people online. You can do things that would
embarrass you in real life like they're nothing.

Lately I've been volunteering in real life too.
I think Canard's had a real influence on me!

{R2}
[Haseo: Act]

There's no point in just thinking things over
unless you act upon it.

[Silabus: Re: We have to be able to do it]

+Affection Increase+

>There's no point in just thinking things over
>unless you act upon it.

I guess it's important to think things through,
but there're lots of things that can't be conveyed unless you act.

Lately I've been volunteering in real life too.
I think Canard's had a real influence on me!



{R1}
[Haseo: Volunteer]

What kind of volunteer work did you do?

[Silabus: Re: Volunteer]

+Affection Increase+

>What kind of volunteer work did you do?

Well, do you remember the tanker that had an
accident and spilled a lot of crude oil nearby?
I helped clean up the oil that flowed down to the shore.
I didn't realize how hard it was until I actually tried it.

I want to be someone who can do things when things need to be done.

{R2}
[Haseo: Impressive]

That's really impressive.

[Silabus: Re: Impressive]

+Affection Increase+

>That's really impressive.

Thanks. But I'm not doing these things so I can get compliments.
You should help people who are in need.

I just want to be, you know, true to my feelings.
I'm not quite sure on how to put it, but volunteering is something
I do for myself as well as others.


---
[End 'Motto']
---
[Begin 'Flower Gift']
---


[Silabus: Re: Flower Gift]

Thanks for the greeting card! This is the first time
I've ever seen a flower gift card! Those are supposed to be
really rare, right? Are you sure you made the right choice
sending it to me?



{R1}
[Haseo: Rare?]

Are they that rare? I didn't really know.

[Silabus: Re: Rare?]

+Affection Increase+

>Are they that rare? I didn't really know.

I knew it. You didn't know what they are really worth. LOL
Unfortunately, you can't get greeting cards back once
they've been sent. I should've told you. Sorry.

For future reference, cards that end with the word "gift"
in their names are rare. You might want to give some
thought on who to send the next one to.

Anyway, I like flowers. They're really relaxing.

{R2}
[Haseo: Appreciation]

Well, you're always helping me out. I figured you
would be happy to receive a card like this.

[Silabus: Re: Appreciation]

+Affection Increase+

>Well, you're always helping me out. I figured you
>would be happy to receive a card like this.

Wow, thank you! Oh, it might be best to not tell Gaspard.
He's really into collecting cards. :)

You probably already know this, but cards that end with
the word "gift" in their name are rare. You might want to
give some thought on who to send the next one to.

Anyway, I like flowers. They're really relaxing.



{R1}
[Haseo: Flowers?]

Do you like flowers?

[Silabus: Re: Flowers]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you like flowers?

We had a small herb garden at my family's house.
My mom was always big on gardening.

In the previous version of "The World," I heard there
was a flower-viewing event you could partake in.
I don't know the details, but it seems like there was
a time when they made up a special area, complete
with gag items like "sake" and "snacks." LOL

This version of "The World" has a kind of a tough,
no-nonsense design to it, but I think something like
what they did would be really fun.

{R2}
[Haseo: Relaxing]

What kind of times do you find most relaxing?

[Silabus: Re: Relaxing]

+Affection Increase+

>What kind of times do you find most relaxing?

I guess when I'm connected to "The World." LOL

No matter how dirty or messy my room might be,
once you put on the headset you're in a whole different
universe. LOL If my mom ever saw me playing, she'd
probably get really worried about my future.

In the previous version of "The World," I heard there
was a flower-viewing event you could partake in.
I don't know the details, but it seems like there was
a time when they made up a special area, complete
with gag items like "sake" and "snacks." LOL

This version of "The World" has a kind of a tough,
no-nonsense design to it, but I think something like
what they did would be really fun.



{R1}
[Haseo: Live Alone]

Your family's house? Does that mean you live on your own?

[Silabus: Re: Live Alone]

+Affection Increase+

>Your family's house? Does that mean you live on your own?

Yup. I go to a university in Miyagi. Sendai's a great place to live!

{R2}
[Haseo: Flower viewing]

Did you go flower viewing this year?

[Silabus: Re: Flower viewing]

+Affection Increase+

>Did you go flower viewing this year?

Yup. I went as part of a college party for new students.
It was amazing, in lots of ways!


---
[End 'Flower Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hobbies']
---


[Silabus: Re: What are your hobbies?]

+Affection Increase+

"The World", of course!

---Guess that's not much of an answer, is it :) I can't
really call my volunteer activities a hobby... And jogging
is more for health than for fun... Everyone listens to music,
so that's out too...



{R1}
[Haseo: Something you want]

What's the one thing you want the most right now?

[Silabus: Re: Something you want]

+Affection Increase+

>What's the one thing you want the most right now?

A higher-spec graphics card!
I always want to see "The World"'s graphics at their absolute best!

...Oh, damn it. I can't seem to stop discussing "The World"...

{R2}
[Haseo: Music]

What kind of music do you listen to?

[Silabus: Re: Music]

+Affection Increase+

>What kind of music do you listen to?

I'm not too familiar with what's popular these days.
I guess I mostly listen to a soundtrack of "The World".

...Oh, damn it. I can't seem to stop discussing "The World"...



{R1}
[Haseo: Collecting]

Do you collect anything?

[Silabus: Re: Collecting]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you collect anything?

Collecting, eh...
I know Gaspard loves to collect cards, but me...

Oh, I know! I do collect the chopstick covers I've
gotten from all the restaurants I've visited.
They're got lots of different designs, so it's pretty interesting.

{R2}
[Haseo: Travel]

Do you travel at all?

[Silabus: Re: Travel]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you travel at all?

I always go to visit my grandmother in the country during summer vacation.
Aside from that, not really.
I'm pretty happy with only going once a year anyway.
It hurts to have my online time with "The World" be reduced
whenever I travel :)

Oh, but I do think that I'd like to visit Kyoto in the spring
someday! They say that Kyoto's cherry blossoms are really beautiful.



{R1}
[Haseo: Celebrities]

Do you have a favorite celebrity?

[Silabus: Re: Celebrities]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you have a favorite celebrity?

I like Salvador Aihara.
It looks like he has a movie coming out soon, so
I'm looking forward to seeing him act.

Do you know about "Online Jack"? I love that show!
Their current story on "Doll Syndrome" is fascinating.

{R2}
[Haseo: TV shows]

What kind of TV shows do you like?

[Silabus: Re: TV shows]

+Affection Increase+

>What kind of TV shows do you like?

I don't watch too much TV, so it's hard to say...

I do watch a lot of internet broadcast shows though.
Right now I'm really into "Online Jack"!
Their current story on "Doll Syndrome" is really fascinating.


---
[End 'Hobbies']
---
[Begin 'Challenge']
---


[Silabus: Re: I will defeat you!]

+Affection Increase+

There's no way I could beat you in anything :)
Our difference in player skills has been shown plenty of times by now.

Oh, but I still might have you beat in terms of sheer
time spent logged into "The World" :)


---
[End 'Challenge']
---


==============================
-Gaspard- [XGAS]
==============================


---
[Begin 'Poetry Gift']
---


[Gaspard: Re: I want to know you better]

+Affection Increase+

Yaaay! It's a rare greeting card!

Thanks a lot, Haseo!
I'm so happy I'll tell you anything you ask!



{R1}
[Haseo: Age]

I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
What about you?

[Gaspard: Re: Age]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
>What about you?

I'm 13 and still in junior high!
I'm also 5'9" and weigh 200 pounds. LOL

{R2}
[Haseo: Usually]

What do you usually spend your time doing?

[Gaspard: Re: Usually]

+Affection Increase+

>What do you usually spend your time doing?

"The World" and card games!
Everyone in my class is into them!



{R1}
[Haseo: Where you live]

I live in Tokyo. What about you?

[Gaspard: Re: Where you live]

+Affection Increase+

>I live in Tokyo. What about you?

I live in Hokkaido!

{R2}
[Haseo: What you're good at]

What are you good at?

[Gaspard: Re: What you're good at]

+Affection Increase+

>What are you good at?

I won't lose to anyone in "Crimson VS"!
But I'm not too good at sports...
In particular, skiing and skating terrify me.



{R1}
[Haseo: Future dreams]

What's your dream for the future?

[Gaspard: Re: Future dreams]

+Affection Increase+

>What's your dream for the future?

I'd like to be a card game designer, or maybe an illustrator.
I'm not too good at drawing though.

{R2}
[Haseo: Someday]

Let me know if you ever come to Tokyo :)

[Gaspard: Re: Someday]

+Affection Increase+

>Let me know if you ever come to Tokyo :)

Definitely! I promise!
I'd love to visit the CyberConnect Museum!


---
[End 'Poetry Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hello!']
---


[Gaspard: Re: Greeting Card]

+Affection Increase+

Yay, you gave me a card! There are few things as
happy as getting a card! :D

Let me tell you this in return! Greeting cards that
have the word "Gift" in their name are very rare.
If you ever find one, you should carefully consider
who you send it to!


---
[End 'Hello!']
---
[Begin 'Food']
---


[Gaspard: Re: Food]

+Affection Increase+

Thanks for the greeting card! My favorite food...I have so many,
it's hard to choose! :D

I guess hamburger and coke on my way home from cram school
is the best though, :d--



{R1}
[Haseo: Cram School]

So you go to cram school? What subjects are you studying?

[Gaspard: Re: Cram School]

+Affection Increase+

>So you go to cram school? What subjects are you studying?

English and math. Ever since I started junior high, there
are tons of tests and it's more difficult to study. :(

I always loved art classes in grade school. I would make up
my own original card games. It's my dream to someday become
a card game designer and illustrator!

My mom's just started me on a diet. So now I'm always hungry,
because she doesn't give me a lot to eat. :(

{R2}
[Haseo: Junk Food]

Junk food's bad for you. It'll make you fat.

[Gaspard: Re: Junk Food]

+Affection Increase+

>Junk food's bad for you. It'll make you fat.

Urk!

My mom's just started me on a diet. So now I'm always hungry,
because she doesn't give me a lot to eat. :(



{R1}
[Haseo: Good luck]

Sorry for sending you that card while you're on a diet.
Good luck!

[Gaspard: Re: Good luck]

+Affection Increase+

>Sorry for sending you that card while you're on a diet.
>Good luck!

Don't worry about it. I'm just so glad you sent me a card
since I love collecting cards! I spend most of my allowance
on them. My mom keeps telling me to grow out of them though.

Since I don't want to become a sumo wrestler, I'll do my
best with the diet!

{R2}
[Haseo: No Girls]

Girls don't go for fatties. LOL

[Gaspard: Re: No Girls]

+Affection Increase+

>Girls don't go for fatties. LOL

Waaah, Haseo's picking on meee. :/
Are you good looking in real life?
That must be nice.

Since I don't want to become a sumo wrestler, I'll do my
best with the diet!



{R1}
[Haseo: Sumo Wrestler]

A sumo wrestler?

[Gaspard: Re: Sumo Wrestler]

+Affection Increase+

>A sumo wrestler?

When I was little, they made me enter a junior sumo league
just because they said I was fat. It's discrimination!;(

I was so embarrassed to be half naked. But someone who ran
a sumo group talked to me about training where he does!

{R2}
[Haseo: Sports]

Don't you play any sports? You should exercise
and lose some weight.

[Gaspard: Re: Sports]

+Affection Increase+

>Don't you play any sports? You should exercise
>and lose some weight.

I'm not too good with sports. If only you could
lose weight fighting battles online. LOL


---
[End 'Food']
---
[Begin 'How are you?']
---


[Gaspard: Re: How are you?]

+Affection Increase+

Thanks for the greeting card! If you give someone
a greeting card, that means you're a good person! LOL

Today I got a hidden "Werewolf Tribe" card when
I bought a pack of "The World" gummies! It's a
rare class that was only introduced during the
final days of the previous version of "The World."
It was the last card I needed to complete my
collection of all 31 job classses!



{R1}
[Haseo: Werewolf]

Werewolf? I didn't know there was a class like that.
What were the characteristics?

[Gaspard: Re: Werewolf]

+Affection Increase+

>Werewolf? I didn't know there was a class like that.
>What were the characteristics?

I've only read about it online, but it looks like
they were able to transform between a wolf and a
beast race. As for their characteristics, I think
it kind of resembled your Adept Rogue in its ability
to switch its weapon.

I'm so happy I got that Werewolf card right now.
My character is a beast race, so I wish I could
transform like that. LOL

{R2}
[Haseo: Gummies]

All 31 classes? Just how many packs of gummies did you eat? LOL

[Gaspard: Re: Gummies]

+Affection Increase+

>All 31 classes? Just how many packs of gummies did you eat? LOL

Believe me, it was tough putting them away. The third
gummy series they're putting out now are flavored like
a plum, which I really don't like. :(

But starting next month, the 4th, the cola flavored
series is coming out! I'm gonna have no problem
getting all the cards from those! :d--

I'm so happy I got that Werewolf card right now.
My character is a beast race, so I wish I could
transform like that. LOL



{R1}
[Haseo: Transformation]

Transform? You do know that your character looks more
like a pig or boar, rather than a wolf, right? LOL

[Gaspard: Re: Transformation]

>Transform? You do know that your character looks more
>like a pig or boar, rather than a wolf, right? LOL

Aw, why do you have to be so mean, Haseo! :/
If my character could transform, I'm sure
it'd be as cool as anyone else!

I wish I had more cards.

{R2}
[Haseo: Hmm...]

Gummy bonus cards? Maybe I'll try collecting them too.
Yeah right. LOL

[Gaspard: Re: Hmm...]

+Affection Increase+

>Gummy bonus cards? Maybe I'll try collecting them too.
>Yeah right. LOL

You're interested n premiums, too?! If you want,
we can trade cards to collect more. It's a lot easier
to fill the gaps in your collection when you can trade
with someone else's gaps! It doesn't cost too much
to send them by mail. LOL



{R1}
[Haseo: What do you do with it]

What do you do with all those cards after you collect them?

[Gaspard: Re: What do you do with it]

+Affection Increase+

>What do you do with all those cards after you collect them?

Ooh, that's the forbidden question to ask a collector. LOL



{R2}
[Haseo: Collecting]

Collecting stuff is fun. Getting a full complete
set is every guy's dream.

[Gaspard: Re: Collecting]

+Affection Increase+

>Collecting stuff is fun. Getting a full complete
>set is every guy's dream.

Exactly! It's so much fun to collect things! Some
people just like to buy complete sets on auction
sites, but I prefer to collect them one by one.
There's nothing better than finding a missing card
to fill in a hole in your collection!


---
[End 'How are you?']
---
[Begin 'Motto']
---


[Gaspard: Re: Motto]

+Affection Increase+

Thanks for the greeting card!

My motto...hmm. Boy, that's a tough one. LOL
I do have this one saying I like, "Pennies from heaven"!


---
[End 'Motto']
---
[Begin 'Flower Gift']
---


[Gaspard: Re: Flower Gift]

+Affection Increase+

Whoooooooooooaaaa! Where did you get a
"Flower Gift" greeting card?!

This card is famous among card collectors
for being really difficult to get.



{R1}
[Haseo: Really?]

They're that rare? I didn't know that.

[Gaspard: Re: Really?]

+Affection Increase+

>They're that rare? I didn't know that.

You're so amazing Haseo! This is a huge find! :D
I'm gonna treasure it forever!

{R2}
[Haseo: To Gaspard]

I thought you would enjoy it more than anyone else.

[Gaspard: Re: To Gaspard]

+Affection Increase+

>I thought you would enjoy it more than anyone else.

Thank you so much, Haseo! I always wanted one of these.
I'm gonna treasure it forever!



{R1}
[Haseo: Greeting Card]

Can you tell me about rare greeting cards?

[Gaspard: Re: Greeting Card]

+Affection Increase+

>Can you tell me about rare greeting cards?

All cards that end with the word "gift" in their
name are rare! In fact, they're so rare that
it's entirely possible you could go forever and
not see one, depending on your style of play.
'
There are rumors that there are some extremely
rare cards that will change your entire life.
As far as I know, no collectors have managed to
find any cards like that though.

On a different subject, I hope "Crimson VS"
starts up again soon!

{R2}
[Haseo: Treasure]

What do you treasure the most?

[Gaspard: Re: Treasure]

+Affection Increase+

>What do you treasure the most?

Cards, of course! In real life, I've got several
complete collections of "The World" trading cards
and special bonus cards!

I also play Crimson VS and collect them, too.



{R1}
[Haseo: Crimson VS?]

What's Crimson VS?

[Gaspard: Re: Crimson VS?]

+Affection Increase+

>What's Crimson VS?

Oh, you don't know? That's just so you. You really
weren't interested in anything except PKKing, were you? LOL

Crimson VS is another online game managed by CC Corp.,
just like "The World." You share the same account
as the one you use for "The World," and you use cards
found in "The World" to make a deck and play.

But right now they're in the middle of a looong upgrade
process, so no one can play. I wonder when they're
going to open it back up. I just hope it DOES
open back up someday. LOL

{R2}
[Haseo: So you like cards]

You really do love cards, don't you?

[Gaspard: Re: So you like cards]

+Affection Increase+

>You really do love cards, don't you?

I love them! I always get along great with other
collectors. We always have something to talk about!

But if I don't score within the school's top 20
on my grades, Mom won't let me buy any cards.
She won't allow me to play "The World" either.
So, it's really rough for me before exams. :(

I miss being in grade school.


---
[End 'Flower Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hobbies']
---


[Gaspard: Re: What are your hobbies?]

+Affection Increase+

Collecting cards!
I love card games too, but I also love just
collecting cards themselves.



{R1}
[Haseo: Baseball cards]

Like baseball cards?

[Gaspard: Re: Baseball cards]

+Affection Increase+

>Like baseball cards?

Yup!
That was the first kind of card I collected.

The most valuable card in my collection is Kyuji
Nakasugi's rookie card back when he was playing
for the Tokyo Sparrows and hadn't yet gone on to
the major leagues. I could get $100 for it at a shop!

{R2}
[Haseo: Soccer cards]

Like soccer cards?

[Gaspard: Re: Soccer cards]

>Like soccer cards?

Yup!
I collect all the cards for players that belong
to the local Dosankode Sapporo team!



{R1}
[Haseo: Your parents]

What do your parents say about your card collecting?

[Gaspard: Re: Your parents]

+Affection Increase+

>What do your parents say about your card collecting?

They don't say anything as long as I get good test scores!

Although... If I get a bad score they say they won't
allow me to play with them anymore.

{R2}
[Haseo: Cards]

I like Cards too.

[Gaspard: Re: Cards]

+Affection Increase+

>I like Cards too.

I didn't know that! That's great!!

These days I'm also into "Crimson VS" and digital
card collecting!



{R1}
[Haseo: Money]

How do you get the money for your cards?

[Gaspard: Re: Money]

+Affection Increase+

>How do you get the money for your cards?

I buy them with my allowance and holiday money.
I also sell copies of rare cards that I already own to shops!

{R2}
[Haseo: Trading]

Do you trade them and stuff?

[Gaspard: Re: Trading]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you trade them and stuff?

I trade a lot with my friends! My teacher says
she'll confiscate them if she catches us trading
them in school, so we always trade them at cram school!


---
[End 'Hobbies']
---
[Begin 'Challenge']
---


[Gaspard: Re: I will defeat you!]

+Affection Increase+

Aww, there's no way I could beat you at anything in "The World".

Oh! But I bet I could beat you at card games!



{R1}
[Haseo: Your skill]

That reminds me, why are you so good at card games anyway?

I mean, "Crimson VS" just started back up and
you're already the champion.

[Gaspard: Re: Your skill]

+Affection Increase+

>That reminds me, why are you so good at card games anyway?

Hmm. I wonder why. I'm not really sure myself.

I just think really hard about my cards, and when
I fight with them I end up winning.

{R2}
[Haseo: Card freak]

You really are a big card freak, you know that?
You'll never grow up to be a well-adjusted adult at this rate.

[Gaspard: Re: Card freak]

>You really are a big card freak, you know that?
>You'll never grow up to be a well-adjusted adult at this rate.

*sniff*
My teacher at cram school says the same thing.

But I can't help it. I like cards a lot more than
I like studying or club activities. I might even
like them more than food!

I'm always happiest whenever I've managed to win
using a deck I've spent hours and hours to design.



{R1}
[Haseo: Good at things we like]

I guess it just means that we're naturally good
at things that we like to do.

So why do you like card games that much anyway?

[Gaspard: Re: Good at things we like]

+Affection Increase+

>So why do you like card games that much anyway?

Well... In real life I never had anything I was good at.

I run too slow for sprints, and I wasn't especially
good at school either. I did okay with drawing, but only okay...

So, I've always used to think that I was worthless.

But ever since my friends taught me about card games,
I found they were something that I could do better
than anyone else, and I was really happy.

After that, I just kept getting more and more into
them, and now... Well, you know :)

{R2}
[Haseo: A fool's victory]

Man, you really are a fool for cards.
And since they say you can't beat a fool,
that would explain why nobody can beat you.

[Gaspard: Re: A fool's victory]

>Man, you really are a fool for cards.
>And since they say you can't beat a fool,
>that would explain why nobody can beat you.

Ahaha :)
When you put it like that, I can't really say that you're wrong.

I was never too good at sports or schoolwork,
and I guess card games are the only thing I could
ever do better than anyone else.

Then I just kept getting more and more into them,
and now... Well, you know :)



{R1}
[Haseo: What's wrong with that?]

I think it's great that you have something you can
do better than anyone else.

I'm kind of jealous of how well you're doing
at "Crimson VS" too.

[Gaspard: Re: What's wrong with that?]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm kind of jealous of how well you're doing
>at "Crimson VS" too.

I'm really happy to hear that from you, Haseo!

I'm sure if you put your mind to it you can catch
up to me in no time! And when that happens
I'll be ready and waiting to fight you head on! :D

{R2}
[Haseo: Nothing good about it]

Huh. So you've pretty much got nothing going
for you outside card games.
That makes sense, seeing as you're such a
huge dork in "The World" too.

[Gaspard: Re: Nothing good about it]

>Huh. So you've pretty much got nothing
>going for you outside card games.
>That makes sense, seeing as you're such a
>huge dork in "The World" too.

*sniff*
I'm sorry I can't help you out more.

But you know, it may not be much, but I'm
doing my best to be whatever help I can for you, Haseo.


---
[End 'Challenge']
---


==============================
-Piros the Third- [X3RD]
==============================


---
[Begin 'Poetry Gift']
---


[Piros: Re: I want to know you better]

+Affection Increase+

Hah hah hah hah hah hah!
You can send me all the rare cards you want;
I will ever remain the mysterious Piros the 3rd!



{R1}
[Haseo: Age]

Okay, so what's the mysterious
Piros the 3rd's age?

[Piros: Re: Age]

+Affection Increase+

>Okay, so what's the mysterious
>Piros the 3rd's age?

Hah hah hah hah! 39!

{R2}
[Haseo: The 3rd]

What's the '3rd' in your name mean?

[Piros: Re: The 3rd]

+Affection Increase+

>What's the '3rd' in your name mean?

Hah hah hah hah! My goal was quite simple!
Create a name that would keep people awake at night and
make them unable to stop thinking about me!



{R1}
[Haseo: Job]

Okay, so, what's the mysterious
Piros the 3rd's job?

[Piros: Re: Job]

+Affection Increase+

>Okay, so, what's the mysterious
>Piros the 3rd's job?

A graphic artist!

{R2}
[Haseo: Pi]

What's the "Pi" in your name mean?

[Piros: Re: Pi]

+Affection Increase+

>What's the "Pi" in your name mean?

Hah hah hah hah!
I just felt like it!
Happens to everyone!



{R1}
[Haseo: Attached]

Why do you love "The World" so much?

[Piros: Re: Attached]

+Affection Increase+

>Why do you love "The World" so much?

Hmm... Listen to this purely hypothetical story.
There once was a graphic artist who was one of the
original developers for the first version of "The World",
and for "R:2" he was chosen to lead the graphic team.
That is why he possesses such great love for "The World"!

{R2}
[Haseo: Family]

Do you have any family?

[Piros: Re: Family]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you have any family?

Hmm... Listen to this purely hypothetical story.
There was once a graphic artist who was told off by
his wife to at least spend his vacations with his family!


---
[End 'Poetry Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hello!']
---


[Piros: Re: Greeting Card]

+Affection Increase+

And greetings to you, on the basis of our being like-minded friends!

May the stars shine upon you until the end of your journey!


---
[End 'Hello!']
---
[Begin 'Food']
---


[Piros: Re: Food]

+Affection Increase+

Mexican tacos flavor! Incidentally, my hair style is NOT a frizzy perm!


---
[End 'Food']
---
[Begin 'How are you?']
---


[Piros: Re: How are you?]

+Affection Increase+

Doing so well as to monopolize my beloved wife entirely!

At least, my one-year-old son is.


---
[End 'How are you?']
---
[Begin 'Motto']
---


[Piros: Re: Motto]

+Affection Increase+

"Those without dreams are without ideals.
Those without ideals are without faith.
Those without faith are without a plan.
Those without a plan are without practice.
Those without practice are without results.
Those without results are without happiness.
Therefore, those who wish for happiness must have a dream."

That is why "dreams" are as important as the entire universe!


---
[End 'Motto']
---
[Begin 'Flower Gift']
---


[Piros: Re: Flower Gift]

+Affection Increase+

Hmm? What is it that flowers mean for yourself?!



{R1}
[Haseo: Love?]

Proof of one's love...or something like that.

[Piros: Re: Love?]

+Affection Increase+

>Proof of one's love...or something like that.

That which is sustained by water, earth, air, and above all,
love...Flowers! I see it now!

Haseo! I, the proud, Silver Piros the 3rd, accept your
affections directly into my heart!

{R2}
[Haseo: Pretty]

Something pretty. I guess.

[Piros: Re: Pretty]

+Affection Increase+

>Something pretty. I guess.

That which is strong is at once also beautiful! It's as
true backwards as it is forwards!

Haseo! I, the proud, Silver Piros the 3rd, accept your
affections directly into my heart!



{R1}
[Haseo: Uh...]

I don't really know what you're talking about,
but I guess you liked it?

[Piros: Re: Uh...]

+Affection Increase+

>I don't really know what you're talking about,
>but I guess you liked it?

It was not the rare card. No, it was you, Haseo, who sent it.
I felt the burning passion of your heart!

{R2}
[Haseo: Pretty passionate]

I don't really know what you're talking about.
You're as passionate as ever.

[Piros: Re: Pretty passionate]

+Affection Increase+

>I don't really know what you're talking about.
>You're as passionate as ever.

Ramen which has gotten cold is no good!
Tea which has gotten cold is also no good!
And heating up a dinner that has gotten cold in the
microwave and eating it by yourself after a long day
of putting in overtime is the absolute worst!

Two peoples' bond is proportionate to the level
of their temperature!



{R1}
[Haseo: Huh]

You know, I really don't dislike that part of you.

[Piros: Re: Huh]

+Affection Increase+

>You know, I really don't dislike that part of you.

Ah, he of fair eyes and good heart! May the stars shine
upon you until the end of your journey!

{R2}
[Haseo: What are you?]

So, anyway... just who are you?

[Piros: Re: What are you?]

+Affection Increase+

>So, anyway... just who are you?

I am Piros the 3rd! No more, no less!


---
[End 'Flower Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hobbies']
---


[Piros: Re: What are your hobbies?]

+Affection Increase+

Protecting the graphics of "The World"!!


---
[End 'Hobbies']
---
[Begin 'Challenge']
---


[Piros: Re: I will defeat you!]

+Affection Increase+

Hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah!
There is no one alive who can compare to my brainpower,
muscle tone or taste in fashion!


---
[End 'Challenge']
---


==============================
-Alkaid- [XALK]
==============================


---
[Begin 'Poetry Gift']
---


[Alkaid: Re: I want to know you better]

+Affection Increase+

"I want to know you better"? That's awfully
sudden... But I'd like to know you better too!



{R1}
[Haseo: Age]

I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
What about you?

[Alkaid: Re: Age]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
>What about you?

I'm 16 and also in high school!
So you're in high school too, huh...
Gotta write that down.

{R2}
[Haseo: Usually]

What do you usually spend your time doing?

[Alkaid: Re: Usually]

+Affection Increase+

>What do you usually spend your time doing?

Reading books at the library and fast food places,
I'd say. I can concentrate better when I read
outside of home. Besides, I'm always logged into
"The World" whenever I'm home :)

I also like watching sports.
Me and my family are all big Dosankode Sapporo fans.



{R1}
[Haseo: Where you live]

I live in Tokyo. What about you?

[Alkaid: Re: Where you live]

+Affection Increase+

>I live in Tokyo. What about you?

I live in Hokkaido, in Sapporo.

{R2}
[Haseo: Resemble]

Who do you resemble?

[Alkaid: Re: Resemble]

+Affection Increase+

>Who do you resemble?

Well...people tell me I look like a squirrel. LOL



{R1}
[Haseo: Future dreams]

What's your dream for the future?

[Alkaid: Re: Future dreams]

+Affection Increase+

>What's your dream for the future?

Mmm... To be a bride :)

I've heard rumors that you can wear a wedding
dress in "The World". I wonder what you have to
do for that...?

{R2}
[Haseo: Tokyo]

Let me know if you ever come to Tokyo.

[Alkaid: Re: Tokyo]

+Affection Increase+

>Let me know if you ever come to Tokyo.

Sure! You'll have to show me around everywhere!
I'd love to go visit the
Rainbow Bridge together :D


---
[End 'Poetry Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hello!']
---


[Alkaid: Re: Greeting Card]

+Affection Increase+

What's this you sent me? LOL

Thanks for the nice greeting!
I'll be sure to make you into a fine man. LOL


---
[End 'Hello!']
---
[Begin 'Food']
---


[Alkaid: Re: Gourmet]

+Affection Increase+

Hmm. I think I'm gonna have to go with miso butter ramen!
What kind of ramen do you like, Haseo?



{R1}
[Haseo: Shoyu]

Shoyu Roman.
I like simple foods.

[Alkaid: Re: Shoyu]

+Affection Increase+

>Shoyu Roman.
>I like simple foods.

I'd love to go around trying the food at different restaurants sometime.

You know, I'm pretty good at making ramen!
I'll let you try some for yourself someday!!

{R2}
[Haseo: Tonkontsu]

Tonkotsu ramen.
I like thick, flavorful foods.

[Alkaid: Tonkontsu]

+Affection Increase+

>Tonkotsu ramen.
>I like thick, flavorful foods.

I'll be here all night if I start talking about ramen. LOL

You know, I'm pretty good at making ramen!
I'll let you try some for yourself someday!!



{R1}
[Haseo: So you're a good cook]

So you're a good cook then.
Ah well, people like you are usually the type that
end up being domestic and stuff in real life.
I'm a little relieved.

[Alkaid: Re: So you're a good cook]

+Affection Increase+

>So you're a good cook then.
>Ah well, people like you are usually the type that
>end up being domestic and stuff in real life.
>I'm a little relieved.

Fallen in love with me all over again, have you? ;)
I can make any kind of ramen in only 3 minutes!

{R2}
[Haseo: That's surprising...]

You, cook...?

That's surprising...
Is it really edible?

[Alkaid: Re: That's surprising...]

>You, cook...?

>That's surprising...
>Is it really edible?

What was that?!
I'm very different online than I am offline!
I can make any kind of ramen in only 3 minutes!



{R1}
[Haseo: 3 minutes...]

3 minutes? Wait...
You're not talking about instant ramen...are you?

[Alkaid: Re: 3 minutes...]

+Affection Increase+

>3 minutes? Wait...
>You're not talking about instant ramen...are you?

Yup!
Those new kinds of cup ramen now have some really
good roasted pork. Can't underestimate 'em.

They're better than making it myself and screwing it
up, so lately I've been buying all kinds of different
brands and comparing them! It's fun!!

{R2}
[Haseo: Poor guy...]

I feel sorry for your future husband...
I mean, all you know how to make is instant ramen, right?

[Alkaid: Re: Poor guy...]

>I feel sorry for your future husband...
>I mean, all you know how to make is instant ramen, right?

What's it to you?!
Cooking's all about the soul! I'll have you know I put
my soul into every batch of my instant ramen!


---
[End 'Food']
---
[Begin 'How are you?']
---


[Alkaid: Re: How are you?]

+Affection Increase+

Doing just fine, thanks for asking!
I'm glad to hear you're doing well too!


---
[End 'How are you?']
---
[Begin 'Motto']
---


[Alkaid: Re: Personal Motto]

+Affection Increase+

"Train both your body and your mind"

I may act like this online, but in real life I'm a 
total bookworm. I prefer to handle my body's training
in "The World". LOL



{R1}
[Haseo: That's surprising]

So you like to read, huh.
That's kind of surprising.

So what kind of books do you like?

[Alkaid: Re: That's surprising]

+Affection Increase+

>So what kind of books do you like?

Mostly foreign fantasy novels and war history stuff.
I like Tuttle and Bang a lot, and Mah is great.
His Dark Knittel series is a classic.
Yeah, I know his books aren't really fantasy. LOL

Do you read at all, Haseo?

{R2}
[Haseo: In "The World"?]

How on earth do you go about training your body in
"The World" LOL? You're just operating a controller.

[Alkaid: Re: In "The World"?]

>How on earth do you go about training your body in
>"The World" LOL? You're just operating a controller.

c, come on, you know!
I'm training my thumbs like crazy here!!
Besides, moving your fingers is good for your brain!!

So what about you, Haseo?
Do you read at all?



{R1}
[Haseo: I read a lot]

Yeah, I like to read.
Especially mysteries and hard-boiled detective
stories. Stuff like Chandler and Christie.

[Alkaid: Re: I read a lot]

+Affection Increase+

>Yeah, I like to read.
>Especially mysteries and hard-boiled detective
>stories. Stuff like Chandler and Christie.

Oho, not bad at all!
Chandler's good stuff, isn't he.
And you've gotta love Marlowe!
I know I do!!

You know, books are kind of like online games, in a
way. You've got this big thick cover in front of
you, and you start to want to get through it just for
the challenge, and the next thing you know you've
forgotten to do your homework and it's 3 in the
morning XD
You ever have that happen to you?

{R2}
[Haseo: I don't read much]

You mean like novels and stuff?
Not really.
I do read a lot of comics though.

[Alkaid: Re: I don't read much]

+Affection Increase+

>You mean like novels and stuff?
>Not really.
>I do read a lot of comics though.

Comics, eh...
I read them sometimes too, but I never have a time
when I'm only reading them and nothing else. I
think I just can't get completely absorbed in them
the way I do with books.

You know, books are kind of like online games, in a
way. You've got this big thick cover in front of
you, and you start to want to get through it just for
the challenge, and the next thing you know you've
forgotten to do your homework and it's 3 in the
morning XD
You ever have that happen to you?



{R1}
[Haseo: Yes]

That happens to me a lot whenever I'm playing
"The World'.

[Alkaid: Re: Yes]

+Affection Increase+

>That happens to me a lot whenever I'm playing
>"The World'.

I know just what you mean :)
I always forget about the time whenever I play
"The World".

Man, I can't wait to become an adult and have some
time all to myself. Then I could read all the books I
want and play "The World" as much as I felt like!

{R2}
[Haseo: No]

Not really. I always decide how long I'm going to play
before I start.
Playing is important and all, but aren't the things
you have to do now also important?

[Alkaid: Re: No]

>Not really. I always decide how long I'm going to play
>before I start.
>Playing is important and all, but aren't the things
>you have to do now also important?

By things I have to do now...do you mean studying?

Oh man, don't even mention it. I just got back my latest
English test and now my parents are making me study more
than ever. I'm not even allowed to read for a whole week.

Man, just thinking about it makes me sick.


---
[End 'Motto']
---
[Begin 'Flower Gift']
---


[Alkaid: Re: Flower Gift]

+Affection Increase+

Flowers...
Geez, I'm not really sure how to respond...



{R1}
[Haseo: Just be honest]

Just be honest with yourself.

[Alkaid: Re: Just be honest]

+Affection Increase+

>Just be honest with yourself.

Honest...?
Well, you know I, like...y...

{R2}
[Haseo: My feelings]

They...represent how I feel...
I hope you'll respond with how you feel.

[Alkaid: Re: My feelings]

+Affection Increase+

>They...represent how I feel...
>I hope you'll respond with how you feel.

Haseo... You're just teasing me, aren't you?
There's no way you would say something like that!



{R1}
[Haseo: Not just companions]

We're not just comrades.
I want to be more than that to you.

[Alkaid: Re: Not just companions]

+Affection Increase+

>We're not just comrades.
>I want to be more than that to you.

More than that...!
I'm fine with things as they are now...

Jerk!
I could get the wrong idea about you if you
keep saying things like that...!

{R2}
[Haseo: I never lie]

It's true that I can't always say what I really feel...but I never lie.

[Alkaid: Re: I never lie]

+Affection Increase+

>It's true that I can't always say what I really feel...but I never lie.

Haseo...

Can I really believe you...?
I mean, I could get the wrong idea about you if
you keep saying things like that...!



{R1}
[Haseo: What do you mean? >:)]

What do you mean get the wrong idea? LOL
Ah, it's too easy to tease you!

[Alkaid: Re: What do you mean? >:)]

-Affection Decrease-

>What do you mean get the wrong idea? LOL
>Ah, it's too easy to tease you!

I knew you were just teasing me!
You even went so far as to send me this rare card
just to toy with my feelings!
Go to hell, you big jerk!

Sigh...I'm so stupid for falling for it...

{R2}
[Haseo: So get it]

So get the wrong idea.

[Alkaid: Re: So get it]

+Affection Increase+

>So get the wrong idea.

So that's how you really feel.

Haseo... I will forever keep those words in my
heart. Not Alkaid's, but in Chika's heart.

And just so you know...You don't want to see me when I've had my
heart broken!


---
[End 'Flower Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hobbies']
---

[Alkaid: Re: What are your hobbies?]

+Affection Increase+

These days I'm into reading
"Three Kingdom Saga"!

They use a lot of different authors for them, and it's
really interesting to read and compare them.

I just finished reading "Tales of Confucius" and
"The Rise and Fall of the Three Kingdoms".
My favorite general is Lord Zhao Yun :D


---
[End 'Hobbies']
---
[Begin 'Challenge']
---


[Alkaid: Re: I will defeat you!]

+Affection Increase+

You've got guts challenging me!
All right, let's go with a quiz battle!

In "Three Kingdom Saga", which country does the general Xiahou Dou
belong to?



{R1}
[Haseo: Wei]

Wei.

[Alkaid: Re: Wei]

+Affection Increase+

>Wei

Bingo! That's exactly right.
But that was just a warm-up.
Here's something a little trickier.

Another question from "Three Kingdoms"! The
"Peach Orchard Oath" took place in whose garden?

{R2}
[Haseo: Shu]

Shu.

[Alkaid: Re: Shu]

>Shu.

Sorry! Better luck next time.
I can't believe you didn't know it though...
That's disappointing.
Be warned that this next question will be tougher.

Another question from "Three Kingdoms"! The
"Peach Orchard Oath" took place in whose garden?



{R1}
[Haseo: Guan Yu]

Guan Yu's, right?

[Alkaid: Re: Guan Yu]

>Guan Yu's, right?

Ooh, too bad! Better luck next time. But yeah,
it's surprising that it was actually Zhang Fei's.

{R2}
[Haseo: Zhang Fei]

Zhang Fei, right?

[Alkaid: Re: Zhang Fei]

+Affection Increase+

>Zhang Fei, right?

Bingo! Way to go! But yeah, it's surprising that
it's actually Zhang Fei's, isn't it.



{R1}
[Haseo: Three Kingdoms]

You really do love the Three Kingdoms, don't you?

[Alkaid: Re: Three Kingdoms]

+Affection Increase+

>You really do love the Three Kingdoms, don't you?

Yup!
I got hooked after trying out the Three Kingdoms
game. It was so interesting that I just had to
try reading the book.

It's interesting how there were real "heroes"
back then, isn't it. That might be why I want
to be a "hero" when playing a game!

{R2}
[Haseo: Only geeks]

Only a Three Kingdoms fanatic would know something like that.

[Alkaid: Re: Only geeks]

-Affection Decrease-

>Only a Three Kingdoms fanatic would know something like that.

What! No way! Everyone knows this much!


---
[End 'Challenge']
---


==============================
-Sakubo (Saku)- [XSAK]
==============================


---
[Begin 'Poetry Gift']
---


[Saku: Re: I want to know you better]

+Affection Increase+

I don't have anything to tell you!
I might change my mind if you pay me though!



{R1}
[Haseo: Age]

I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
What about you?

[Saku: Re: Age]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
>What about you?

The same as Bo!

{R2}
[Haseo: School]

Do you like school?

[Saku: Re: School]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you like school?

I just make Bo do all my schoolwork for me!



{R1}
[Haseo: Where you live]

I live in Tokyo. What about you?

[Saku: Re: Where you live]

+Affection Increase+

>I live in Tokyo. What about you?

Man you're persistent! I told you, the same as Bo!

{R2}
[Haseo: Osaka]

Why do you always talk so angrily?

[Saku: Re: Osaka]

+Affection Increase+

>Why do you always talk so angrily?

It's part of my character! Get off my back!



{R1}
[Haseo: When you grow up]

What do you want to be when you grow up?

[Saku: Re: When you grow up]

+Affection Increase+

>What do you want to be when you grow up?

......
There's nothing interesting to do in the real world...

{R2}
[Haseo: No more cards]

Fine. I won't send you any more cards.

[Saku: Re: No more cards]

+Affection Increase+

>Fine. I won't send you any more cards.

I'll hit you if you do!


---
[End 'Poetry Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hello!']
---


[Saku: Re: Greeting Card]

+Affection Increase+

Ew, gross! Totally gross!

You think you can impress me with this little scrap of paper?!
Get real!


---
[End 'Hello!']
---
[Begin 'Food']
---


[Saku: Re: Gourmet]

+Affection Increase+

The fruit skewers I eat on the way home from school!


---
[End 'Food']
---
[Begin 'How are you?']
---


[Saku: Re: How are you?]

+Affection Increase+

What's it matter to you how I am!



{R1}
[Haseo: Polite]

I'm just being polite.
Don't get all upset by little greeting.

[Saku: Re: Polite]

>I'm just being polite.
>Don't get all upset by a little greeting.

Oh shut up!
What are you, my mom or something?

If you've got the time to talk down to me, why don't
you chase after Bo or something!!

{R2}
[Haseo: How's Bo?]

Okay, so how's Bo?

[Saku: Re: How's Bo?]

>Okay, so how's Bo?

If you want to know how he is, why not try asking him
and stop bothering me!!



{R1}
[Haseo: You know]

You know, it's not like I'm trying to pick a fight
with you or anything. Can't you talk to me a little
more calmly?

[Saku: Re: You know]

>You know, it's not like I'm trying to pick a fight
>with you or anything. Can't you talk to me a little
>more calmly?

What do I need to talk to you calmly for!

I don't want anything to do with someone who defeated
and deceived Master En!!

{R2}
[Haseo: Endrance]

Man, you really can't be civil except when it comes
to Endrance, can you.

[Saku: Re: Endrance]

>Man, you really can't be civil except when it comes
>to Endrance, can you.

Of course not!
Master En's on a whole different level from a dorky
character like yours!!

Listen up, Haseo!!!
I'll never forget how you defeated and deceived Master En!



{R1}
[Haseo: Deceived?]

Deceived...?
I never deceived anyone.

Endrance just got the wrong idea.

[Saku: Re: Deceived?]

>Endrance just got the wrong idea.

You can't fool me with your lies!

You just watch! I'm gonna snap Master En out of it
with true love!! Your reign of deceit won't last much longer!!

{R2}
[Haseo: What is it about him?]

Okay, I get that you're all about Endrance. But seriously,
what's so great about him?

[Saku: Re: What is it about him?]

+Affection Increase+

>Okay, I get that you're all about Endrance. But seriously,
>what's so great about him?

That's obvious! Everything! That long blue hair, those
deep red eyes... And he's cool, unlike some stupid Haseo!
Plus he's strong! And he sometimes looks at me with
really kind eyes!!

Ooh, I love him so much I can't think of everything!


---
[End 'How are you?']
---
[Begin 'Motto']
---


[Saku: Re: Personal Motto]

+Affection Increase+

"Money makes the world go round!"


---
[End 'Motto']
---
[Begin 'Flower Gift']
---


[Saku: Re: Flower Gift]

+Affection Increase+

What's this?
You think I'm gonna roll over for you just because of this?



{R1}
[Haseo: You don't like flowers?]

You don't like flowers?

[Saku: Re: You don't like flowers?]

>You don't like flowers?

You can't eat your fill with flowers!
All I want is you-know-what!
Can't you even get that right?!

{R2}
[Haseo: What would you have liked?]

What would you have liked?
I can send you something else...

[Saku: What would you have liked?]

>What would you have liked?
>I can send you something else...

If we're talking about a present in an online game
it's gotta be the golden colored candy.
Can't you even get that right?!



{R1}
[Haseo: Money]

So it all comes down to money, huh...
What on earth are you going to use it all for?

[Saku: Re: Money]

>So it all comes down to money, huh...
>What on earth are you going to use it all for?

Girls need lots of things, ok?!
Hell, why are you even making me talk about it in the first place?!
Stupid Haseo!!

{R2}
[Haseo: Adult]

You're going to become a terrible excuse for an adult.

[Saku: Re: Adult]

>You're going to become a terrible excuse for an adult.

Whose business is it of yours! You think I care what
a stupid Haseo like you has to say?!



{R1}
[Haseo: I'll have you know]

You know, despite what I'm like online, I do pretty well
for myself in real life. In fact, I've got a bit of a problem...
Do you know a good way to break up with a girl with hurting her?

[Saku: Re: I'll have you know]

>You know, despite what I'm like online, I do pretty well
>for myself in real life. In fact, I've got a bit of a problem...
>Do you know a good way to break up with a girl with hurting her?

Get lost, you enemy of all women! I should have never
wasted my time talking to you!!

{R2}
[Haseo: Waaa]

Waaah, Saku's being mean to meeeee.

[Saku: Re: Waaa]

>Waaah, Saku's being mean to meeeee.

Gross! Super gross! Mega gross!

Get lost! I should have never wasted my time talking
to you!!


---
[End 'Flower Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hobbies']
---


[Saku: Re: What are your hobbies?]

+Affection Increase+

Master En watching!



{R1}
[Haseo: Just watching?]

Just watching?... You mean just looking at him?

[Saku: Re: Just watching?]

+Affection Increase+

Hell no!

Things like rapidly hitting the screen shot button,
taking down notes on Master En's behavior, writing
down the names of stupid girls who dared to talk to him
on my blacklist... There's a lot to do!!

{R2}
[Haseo: Watching what?]

Just watching?... What do you watch?

[Saku: Re: Watching what?]

>Just watching?... What do you watch?

Master En blinking,
Master En's hair,
Master En walking
Master En running,
Master En fighting...

I've got so many I can't remember them all.



{R1}
[Haseo: Isn't that stalking?]

It sounds okay when you call it watching, but isn't
that really just stalking?

[Saku: Re: Isn't that stalking?]

>It sounds okay when you call it watching, but isn't
>that really just stalking?

Don't you associate me with something as gross as that!
If you can't see the grandness of my supreme mission
then you really are stupid.

{R2}
[Haseo: Fan stuff]

Do you do any fan club stuff?

[Saku: Re: Fan stuff]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you do any fan club stuff?

Of course!
I'm entrusted to sell Master En pictures and novels at
Fujo Con, and I'm currently putting together a Master En
secret screen shot collection online too!

Here, I'll explain it so even your stupid Haseo self can
understand. Fujo Con is short for Fujoshi Convention.
It's held every spring and fall, so check it out
if you're interested.

Naturally, that's assuming you have the guts to hit
on all the pretty young girls like me there. >:D



{R1}
[Haseo: Other interests]

Don't you have any other interests?

[Saku: Re: Other interests]

>Don't you have any other interests?

Nope!
For that matter, don't bother asking me questions
you already know the answers to! You don't get my
answers for nothing after all!!

{R2}
[Haseo: Don't you get bored?]

Don't you ever get bored of doing nothing but chasing
after Endrance all the time?

[Saku: Re: Don't you get bored?]

>Don't you ever get bored of doing nothing but chasing
>after Endrance all the time?

Get bored? Are you serious?
How the hell would I ever get bored?!

For that matter, don't bother asking me questions
you already know the answers to! You don't get my
answers for nothing after all!!


---
[End 'Hobbies']
---
[Begin 'Challenge']
---


[Saku: Re: I will defeat you!]

+Affection Increase+

You're challenging me?!

Haseoooooo!!!
I knew you were after Master En...!



{R1}
[Haseo: You're mistaken]

...Uh, no, you've got the wrong idea.
I'm not interested in him whatsoever.

[Saku: Re: You're mistaken]

+Affection Increase+

>...Uh, no, you've got the wrong idea.
>I'm not interested in him whatsoever.

Trying to get me to lower my guard so you can snatch him
when I'm not looking, eh?
Pathetic...

I'll admit that Master En does seem to like you just a
bit. But he's still mine! I won't let you have him!!

{R2}
[Haseo: He's yours]

...If you love him that much, you can have him.

[Saku: Re: He's yours]

>...If you love him that much, you can have him.

Trying to get me to lower my guard so you can snatch him
when I'm not looking, eh?
Pathetic...

I'll admit that Master En does seem to like you just a
bit. But he's still mine! I won't let you have him!!



{R1}
[Haseo: I said you're mistaken]

...You really have the wrong idea here.
I don't know what else I can tell you.

I don't like Endrance. He likes me.

[Saku: Re: I said you're mistaken]

+Affection Increase+

>I don't like Endrance. He likes me.

It's the same thing!
God you're infuriating...!

{R2}
[Haseo: Pretty boy]

What is it you love about him so much?
He's just another pretty boy.

[Saku: Re: Pretty boy]

>What is it you love about him so much?
>He's just another pretty boy.

No he isn't! He's a beautiful man!



{R1}
[Haseo: Anyway, you're mistaken]

...Anyway, you've got the wrong idea.

[Saku: Re: Anyway, you're mistaken]

+Affection Increase+

>...Anyway, you've got the wrong idea.

You think I'm gonna believe anything you say?!

{R2}
[Haseo: Endrance is]

Endrance is mine!!!

[Saku: Re: Endrance is]

>Endrance is mine!!!

Whoa... T, that's pretty confident of you...
But I'm not giving up!


---
[End 'Challenge']
---


==============================
-Bo- [XBO]
==============================


---
[Begin 'Poetry Gift']
---


[Bo: Re: I want to know you better]

+Affection Increase+

I'd be happy to tell you anything you'd like to know, Haseo.



{R1}
[Haseo: Age]

I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
What about you?

[Bo: Re: Age]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
>What about you?

I'm 11.

{R2}
[Haseo: Usually]

What do you usually spend your time doing?

[Bo: Re: Normally]

+Affection Increase+

>What do you usually spend your time doing?

I go to school!



{R1}
[Haseo: Where you live]

I live in Tokyo. What about you?

[Bo: Re: Where you live]

+Affection Increase+

>I live in Tokyo. What about you?

I live in Wakayama Prefecture.

{R1}
[Haseo: Elementary school]

Do you like school?

[Bo: Re: Elementary school]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you like school?

My teacher's really nice.
But I was born weak and sickly, so I tend to rest at home.



{R1}
[Haseo: When you grow up]

What do you want to be when you grow up?

[Bo: Re: When you grow up]

+Affection Increase+

>What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to take care of the animals at the zoo.
I'd love to show them to you, Haseo.

{R2}
[Haseo: Favorite]

What's your favorite thing?

[Bo: Re: Favorite]

+Affection Increase+

>What's your favorite thing?

I love dogs and cats.
I like to take care of the stray cats in the park.

My mother always gets really angry if she finds me doing that though...


---
[End 'Poetry Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hello!']
---


[Bo: Re: Greeting card]

+Affection Increase+

Thank you for the card, Haseo.
I'm glad to have you as a friend.


---
[End 'Hello!']
---
[Begin 'Food']
---


[Bo: Re: Gourmet]

+Affection Increase+

My favorite food is soft-serve ice cream.
I especially like the kind that has chocolate and vanilla swirled together.

You know how ice cream gets on your fingers when it melts?
It's really sweet when you lick it off.

What kind of ice cream do you like, Haseo?



{R1}
[Haseo: Same as you]

I like that chocolate and vanilla swirl the best too.

[Bo: Re: Same as you]

+Affection Increase+

>I like that chocolate and vanilla swirl the best too.

So you're the same as me.
I'm happy to hear that.

The other day I made a box lunch.
Isn't that cool?

{R2}
[Haseo: Frozen yogurt, eh]

The other day at Shiodome, I had this great raw tofu skin soft-serve.

[Bo: Re: Frozen yogurt, eh]

+Affection Increase+

>The other day at Shiodome, I had this great raw tofu skin soft-serve.

Wow, I've never heard of an ice cream like that.
I'd like to try it sometime.

The other day I made a box lunch.
Isn't that cool?



{R1}
[Haseo: I'd like to try that]

A box lunch you made, eh.
I'd like to try that sometime.

[Bo: Re: I'd like to try that]

>A box lunch you made, eh.
>I'd like to try that sometime.

Okay, then let's play picnic together next time.
That'll be fun.

I worked really hard and made the box lunch with origami
and drawing paper, so I'm sure that it'll look delicious.

{R2}
[Haseo: You can cook?]

A box lunch?
You can cook?

[Bo: Re: You can cook?]

+Affection Increase+

>A box lunch?
>You can cook?

Yup. I worked really hard and made the box lunch with
origami and drawing paper, so I'm sure that it'll
look delicious.



{R1}
[Haseo: I can't wait]

So you worked really hard on it, huh?
I can't wait to try it. 

[Bo: Re: I can't wait]

>So you worked really hard on it, huh?
>I can't wait to try it. 

Thanks, Haseo!
I'm so glad to hear you say that.
I wonder why.

...I should let you know that Saku helped me make it.
But she only helped a really little bit.
(She's much better at crafting than I am!)

{R2}
[Haseo: I can't eat that]

Origami and drawing paper?
How on earth would something like that look yummy?!

[Bo: Re: I can't eat that]

>Origami and drawing paper?
>How on earth would something like that look yummy?!

I'm sorry, Haseo...
I didn't mean to make you angry...

I know you can't really eat it,
but it turned out really pretty...
So I just thought that you might think that it looked yummy...

I'm really sorry...


---
[End 'Food']
---
[Begin 'How are you?']
---


[Bo: Re: How are you?]

+Affection Increase+

Not too good.
I've been weak and sickly ever since I was born.



{R1}
[Haseo: Sick]

Bo... are you sick?

[Bo: Re: Sick]

+Affection Increase+

>Bo... are you sick?

Just last week, I was in bed all day with a fever...
Haseo, do you have someone who takes care of
you when you're sick?

{R2}
[Haseo: Work out]

You won't catch a cold if you work out.

[Bo: Re: Work out]

+Affection Increase+

>You won't catch a cold if you work out.

I couldn't do that.
I'm too small, and I'm not good at sports anyway...

Haseo, do you have someone who takes care of
you when you're sick?



{R1}
[Haseo: My mom]

Hmm... I guess my mom usually takes care of me.

[Bo: Re: My mom]

+Affection Increase+

>Hmm... I guess my mom usually takes care of me.

Your mom takes care of you? I envy you...

{R2}
[Haseo: Nope]

I can take care of a cold on my own. I don't want to
inconvenience anyone more than I have to, after all.

[Bo: Re: Nope]

+Affection Increase+

>I can take care of a cold on my own. I don't want to
>inconvenience anyone more than I have to, after all.

That's just like me.
I do wish my mom would take care of me though.



{R1}
[Haseo: What about your mom?]

Doesn't she take care of you?

[Bo: Re: What about your mother?]

+Affection Increase+

>Doesn't she take care of you?

She works, so she's almost never at home.

{R2}
[Haseo: Don't make trouble for her]

Don't make trouble for your mom.
She's got her own problems to worry about.

[Bo: Re: Don't make trouble for her]

>Don't make trouble for your mom.
>She's got her own problems to worry about.

Yeah...

My mom says the same thing. She's always saying that
I'm a real nuisance to look after.


---
[End 'How are you?']
---
[Begin 'Motto']
---


[Bo: Re: Personal Motto]

+Affection Increase+

What's a "personal motto"?



{R1}
[Haseo: a personal motto is]

A personal motto is a saying that you have carved into your heart.

Let's see...
How about if I told you that they're words that make you want
to be a certain way, or that they helped you realize something
important? Would that help?

[Bo: Re: A personal motto is]

+Affection Increase+

>How about if I told you that they're words that make you want
>to be a certain way, or that they helped you realize something
>important? Would that help?

That helped a lot.
Thanks for explaining it to me so nicely, Haseo.

I'd say that my personal motto is "HAS".

{R2}
[Haseo: You don't know?]

You don't know what it means?

[Bo: Re: You don't know?]

>You don't know what it means?

I'm sorry, Haseo.
I'm not too good at difficult words.

I asked Saku what it meant, and she said it means a saying you
like. Is that right?

If it is, I'd say that my personal motto is "HAS".



{R1}
[Haseo: What's that?]

"HAS"? What's that about?

[Bo: Re: What's that?]

+Affection Increase+

>"HAS"? What's that about?

"H" is for "happy".
"A" is for "amicable".
And the last "S" is for "strong".

Aren't those nice words?

{R2}
[Haseo: Huh??]

"HAS"? HAS what?!

[Bo: Re: Huh??]

+Affection Increase+

>"HAS"? HAS what?!

Hehe, well, this is what it means.

"HAS" is the goal for my class.

"H" is for "happy".
"A" is for "amicable".
And the last "S" is for "strong".

Aren't those nice words?



{R1}
[Haseo: Good words]

Happy, amicable, strong, eh.
Those are good words.

[Bo: Re: Good words]

+Affection Increase+

>Happy, amicable, strong, eh.
>Those are good words.

Yup! I just knew you would think so too, Haseo!

Someday I'm going to get really healthy, make lots of
friends, and not make any trouble for my mom!

{R2}
[Haseo: I don't like them]

I don't like those words. They make me feel like I'm
being forced to obey them.

Everyone should get to decide for themselves whether
or not they want to be happy, amicable, strong, or weak.

[Bo: Re: I don't like them]

>I don't like those words. They make me feel like I'm
>being forced to obey them.

Um...I didn't mean it like that.
I never wanted to make you upset.
Really.

I'm sorry, Haseo...


---
[End 'Motto']
---
[Begin 'Flower Gift']
---


[Bo: Re: Flower Gift]

+Affection Increase+

Thank you for the pretty flowers.
Do you like flowers, Haseo?



{R1}
[Haseo: Sure]

Flowers? Sure, I'd say so.

[Bo: Re: Sure]

+Affection Increase+

>Flowers? Sure, I'd say so.

That's the same as me.
I love flowers.

{R2}
[Haseo: Not really]

Not especially... I don't hate them either though.

[Bo: Re: Not really]

+Affection Increase+

>Not especially... I don't hate them either though.



{R1}
[Haseo: Favorite flowers]

What's your favorite flower?

[Bo: Re: Favorite flowers]

+Affection Increase+

>What's your favorite flower?

Sunflowers.
They're bigger than my face, and taller than me too.
I always feel relaxed when I'm looking at flowers.

{R2}
[Haseo: Even though you're a guy]

So you like flowers even though you're a boy?

[Bo: Re: Even though you're a guy]

+Affection Increase+

>So you like flowers even though you're a boy?

I can't help it that they're so cute.
I wish I could help make everyone happy the way flowers can.



{R1}
[Haseo: What about...]

If you were to compare me to a flower,
which one would I be?

[Bo: Re: What about...]

+Affection Increase+

>If you were to compare me to a flower,
>which one would I be?

Mmm... A cactus.
It has really sharp thorns, but it's flowers are really pretty.

{R2}
[Haseo: You're really kind]

You're really kind, Bo... I feel relaxed just talking to you.

[Bo: Re: You're really kind]

+Affection Increase+

>You're really kind, Bo... I feel relaxed just talking to you.

I like you too, Haseo.
I hope we can continue to be friends!


---
[End 'Flower Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hobbies']
---


[Bo: Re: What are your hobbies?]

+Affection Increase+

I like to draw pictures.
I also like going for walks.


---
[End 'Hobbies']
---
[Begin 'Challenge']
---


[Bo: Re: I will defeat you!]

+Affection Increase+

Um, well, I did read in a book that it's good to lose sometimes...



---
[End 'Challenge']
---


==============================
-Endrance- [XEND]
==============================


---
[Begin 'Poetry Gift']
---


[Endrance: Re: I want to know you better]

+Affection Increase+

You want to get to know me better...
That alone makes me so happy I could burst.



{R1}
[Haseo: Age]

I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
What about you?

[Endrance: Re: Age]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
>What about you?

I'm 20...

Shall I tell you my height and weight too...?
I think... I'm about 6'0 and 145 pounds.
I haven't measured myself since high school...
Maybe I've grown more...

{R2}
[Haseo: Usually]

What do you usually spend your time doing?

[Endrance: Re: Usually]

+Affection Increase+

>What do you usually spend your time doing?

I'm always thinking of you...
There hasn't been a day that I haven't thought of you since you saved me...

I noticed...that I sleep much better at night now.
It's because...I can't wait to see you in my dreams...



{R1}
[Haseo: Where you live]

I live in Tokyo. What about you?

[Endrance: Re: Where you live]

+Affection Increase+

>I live in Tokyo. What about you?

I live in Kanagawa Prefecture...
I can see the ocean from my window...

I see... So you're in Tokyo...
That means we can meet anytime...I'm so happy...
I'd even be willing to leave my room if it meant I could meat you...

{R2}
[Haseo: Job]

Are you a student? Or do you work?

[Endrance: Re: Job]

I'm...not interested in things like that...
I feel most comfortable when I'm in my room...



{R1}
[Haseo: Real life gender]

You're a guy in real life too...right?

[Endrance: Re: Real life gender]

+Affection Increase+

>You're a guy in real life too...right?

I love you deeply...
Gender has nothing to do with that...

{R2}
[Haseo: Shopping]

Um... Do any shopping lately?

[Endrance: Re: Shopping]

+Affection Increase+

>Um... Do any shopping lately?

Shopping...

Oh... I bought a water pillow online recently...
It feels great...

I'd like a water bed next...
Wouldn't you like to try one, Haseo...?


---
[End 'Poetry Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hello!']
---


[Endrance: Re: Greeting Card]

+Affection Increase+

I wonder how a single card can give me such joy...

So you really do need me.
I'm so happy, Haseo...

---
[End 'Hello!']
---
[Begin 'Food']
---


[Endrance: Re: Gourmet]

+Affection Increase+

I don't like fish... it smells terrible...
I don't like meat either... it smells like blood...



{R1}
[Haseo: Vegetarian]

So you're a vegetarian?

[Endrance: Re: Vegetarian]

+Affection Increase+

>So you're a vegetarian?

No... That's not really it...

I'm just...
Not interested in eating...

{R2}
[Haseo: Sashimi and barbeque]

So you can't eat sashimi or barbeque? You're missing
out on half of life's pleasures.

[Endrance: Re: Sashimi and barbeque]

+Affection Increase+

>So you can't eat sashimi or barbeque? You're missing
>out on half of life's pleasures.

You think?...

I'm just...
Not interested in eating...
So I wouldn't really know...



{R1}
[Haseo: I'm worried]

Are you eating 3 meals a day like you should be?
You're kind of starting to worry me.

[Endrance: Re: I'm worried]

+Affection Increase+

>Are you eating 3 meals a day like you should be?
>You're kind of starting to worry me.

Thank you...for worrying about me...
That makes me happy, Haseo...

My mother...always takes care of my meals...
Because I almost never go outside...

{R2
[Haseo: Eating out]

Do you usually go out or get something at convenience stores?

[Endrance: Re: Eating out]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you usually go out or get something at convenience stores?

I don't go out to eat...
I don't go to convenience stores much either...
I guess...I almost never go outside...

My mother...always takes care of my meals...



{R1}
[Haseo: School]

Don't go outside?... What about shopping?
For that matter, don't you go to school?

[Endrance: Re: School]

+Affection Increase+

>Don't go outside?... What about shopping?
>For that matter, don't you go to school?

School has nothing to do with it...

I do almost all my shopping online...
For the rest, I ask my mother...

{R2}
[Endrance: Your mother]

How do you get along with your mother?

[Endrance: Re: Your mother]

+Affection Increase+

>How do you get along with your mother?

My mother has nothing to do with it...

But ever since I met you...
I feel like food can really be delicious...

Recently, when I said "Thank you for the meal"
my mother was shocked...
...Strange, isn't it...


---
[End 'Food']
---
[Begin 'How are you?']
---


[Endrance: Re: How are you?]

+Affection Increase+

Haseo... Thank you for the card...

I get nervous if I have to take off my headset...
Because...it feels like I've lost my link to you...

If the world...if you disappeared, and I couldn't
ever see you again...
I'm always fighting against that fear in myself...


---
[End 'How are you?']
---
[Begin 'Motto']
---


[Endrance: Re: Personal Motto]

+Affection Increase+

"If I would have to choose between saving the
world and saving you I would choose you, for I
cannot imagine a world without you in it"

...I'm talking about you, Haseo...


---
[End 'Motto']
---
[Begin 'Flower Gift']
---


[Endrance: Re: Flower Gift]

+Affection Increase+

I thank you, Haseo, for these beautiful flowers...
by pledging that my feelings for you will never wilt.



{R1}
[Haseo: Do you like flowers?]

Do you like flowers, Endrance?
I noticed you have them on your character too.

[Endrance: Re: Do you like flowers?]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you like flowers, Endrance?
>I noticed you have them on your character too.

I, do like flowers...
Especially white roses...

{R2}
[Haseo: Do you like cats?]

Do you like cats, Endrance?
Like the cat you used to have on your shoulder...

[Endrance: Re: Do you like cats?]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you like cats, Endrance?

Cats...

I do. I did...



{R1}
[Haseo: How about me?]

What am I to you?

[Endrance: Re: How about me?]

+Affection Increase+

>What am I to you?

I need you like flowers need water...
I cannot live without you...

It is a simple matter to kill me...
All you have to do is turn your eyes away...

{R2}
[Haeso: When you came to help]

I was really happy when you came to help me
during the "Holy Palace" Tournament.

[Endrance: Re: When you came to help]

+Affection Increase+

>I was really happy when you came to help me
>during the "Holy Palace" Tournament.

...You are the one who saved me, Haseo.

You took my hand when I was trapped in the past...
And led me out of the darkness...
You gave me the fiery will to live once again...



{R1}
[Haseo: From now on]

What do you want to do from now on?

[Endrance: Re: From now on]

+Affection Increase+

>What do you want to do from now on?

From now on...?
I have no interest in anything
as uncertain as that...

If I can see the same things that you can...
If I can laugh and be angry the way you can...
If I can walk beside you now,
that's all I need...

Remember, Haseo...
You...are all I'm interested in...

{R2}
[Haseo: Whoa!]

W, whoa there! Calm down and think about what you're saying!!

[Endrance: Re: Whoa!]

+Affection Increase+

>W, whoa there! Calm down and think about what you're saying!!

I'm perfectly calm...

If I can be of just the slightest help to you...
If I can be by your side for just a moment longer...

I am always calmly...aware of what I can do...


---
[End 'Flower Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hobbies']
---


[Endrance: Re: What are your hobbies?]

+Affection Increase+

Hobbies...
I like you, Haseo.



{R1}
[Haseo: That's not a hobby]

That's not really a hobby.

[Endrance: Re: That's not a hobby]

+Affection Increase+

>That's not really a hobby.

You can say that because you're you...
Because you're not yet fully aware of who you are...

I want to be together with you all the time...
I want to know everything about you...
All your good areas, all your bad areas...
Everything...

{R2}
[Haseo: What does that mean?]

I'm your hobby!? Um, just for reference, what exactly does that entail?

[Endrance: Re: What does that mean?]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm your hobby!? Um, just for reference, what exactly does that entail?

I can become happy just hearing your voice...
I can become happy just being by your side...

I want to be together with you all the time...
I want to know everything about you...
All your good areas, all your bad areas...
Everything...



{R1}
[Haseo: Are you...]

So wait, wouldn't that make you a stalk...
Ugh! I've got goosebumps!

[Endrance: Re: Are you...]

+Affection Increase+

>So wait, wouldn't that make you a stalk...
>Ugh! I've got goosehumps!

A stalker...
Perhaps...I'm psychologically similar...

But you know, Haseo...
I don't mind if you never turn my way...
All that matters to me is that you smile happily...

Every time you smile...
Every time you get angry...
Something that had been broken inside of me begins
to regrow...
It feels wonderful...

{R2}
[Haseo: Um...]

Um, hello?
Earth to Endrance?

[Endrance: Re: Um...]

+Affection Increase+

>Um, hello?
>Earth to Endrance?

I don't mind if you never turn my way...
All that matters to me is that you smile happily...

Every time you smile...
Every time you get angry...
Something that had been broken inside of me begins
to regrow...
It feels wonderful...



{R1}
[Haseo: I...]

All I know for sure is that something big is going on
here and it makes the hair on my neck stand on end.
I'm not really sure what I should do...

[Endrance: Re: I...]

+Affection Increase+

>All I know for sure is that something big is going on
>here and it makes the hair on my neck stand on end.
>I'm not really sure what I should do...

You don't have to do anything...
Just be as you are...

And, wait for when I catch up...

I will keep walking...
So that one day, I can be someone appropriate for you...
Someone who can see the world from the same place that you do...

{R2}
[Haseo: Regenerate?]

What begins to regrow?

[Endrance: Re: Regenerate?]

+Affection Increase+

>What begins to regrow?

Something I possessed long ago...

I've always been cowardly...and afraid...
I was never able to think of anyone but myself...

But even like that, there was one time when I could
feel courageous...
Now, by your side...I feel like I can get that back
that old self...

That's why I would like you to wait for me, Haseo...
Because I will keep walking...
So that one day, I can be someone appropriate for you...
Someone who can see the world from the same place that you do...


---
[End 'Hobbies']
---
[Begin 'Challenge']
---


[Endrance: Re: I will defeat you!]

+Affection Increase+

Yes... I surrender to you, Haseo...
So do with me what you will...


---
[End 'Challenge']
---

==============================
-Antares- [XANT]
==============================


---
[Begin 'Poetry Gift']
---


[Antares: Re: I want to know you better]

+Affection Increase+

Okay!
I'll pass on everything that 35 years in this world has taught me!



{R1}
[Haseo: Young]

So you're 35. You're younger than I thought.

[Antares: Re: Young]

+Affection Increase+

>So you're 35. You're younger than I thought.

Hah hah hah! Playing an old man online has its benefits!
You don't have to pretend to be cool, for one thing.

{R2}
[Haseo: Where you live]

Where do you live?

[Antares: Re: Where do you live]

+Affection Increase+

>Where do you live?

In a 2 bedroom apartment in downtown Tokyo with a family of four!



{R1}
[Haseo: Job]

What do you do for a living?

[Antares: Re: Job]

+Affection Increase+

>What do you do for a living?

I'm in mass media...can you believe it! XD

I'm a reporter for a pro wrestling magazine.
I love grand old-style wrestling. Know anything about it?
Like Jumbo Kameda or Chiryu...?

{R2}
[Haseo: Coach]

Do you do stuff like coach baseball or work as a trainer
at a gym in real life You seem like you're cut out for teaching.

[Antares: Re: Coach]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you do stuff like coach baseball or work as a trainer
>at a gym in real life You seem like you're cut out for teaching.

Hah hah hah! Sorry, I only train online.

Although, I sometimes help out the new kids in my old
wrestling team at college.
These days I work at a pro wrestling magazine!



{R1}
[Haseo: Kids]

You have kids, right?

[Antares: Re: Kids]

+Affection Increase+

>You have kids, right?

You bet! Two daughters that will be 5 and 3 soon!

I plan to teach them about the greatness of pro wrestling
once they get older.
Hah hah hah!

{R2}
[Haseo: Mixed Martial Arts]

I prefer mixed martial arts.
Pro wrestling is all just a big show, right?

[Antares: Re: Mixed Martial Arts]

+Affection Increase+

>I prefer mixed martial arts.
>Pro wrestling is all just a big show, right?

Mixed martial arts are good too, but you need
spectators for the "pro" part.
You can't forget to entertain them when you're a pro.

Real pro wrestling is an art created by the
wrestlers and spectators together!


---
[End 'Poetry Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hello!]
---


[Antares: Re: Greeting Card]

+Affection Increase+

Hah hah hah! What are you acting so formal for, kid?
You and I don't need this shallow excuse for a greeting.

But, I appreciate your willingness to pay respect to your elders.


---
[End 'Hello!']
---
[Begin 'Food']
---


[Antares: Re: Gourmet]

+Affection Increase+

A cold beer after getting out of the tub and the
cuttlefish and crackers you can get at the
convenience stores for 100 yen...
Simple pleasures for a simple man. LOL


---
[End 'Food']
---
[Begin 'How are you?']
---


[Antares: Re: How are you?]

+Affection Increase+

Hah hah hah, why on earth would you send something
like this now? Don't get too carried away yourself!


---
[End 'How are you?']
---
[Begin 'Motto']
---


[Antares: Re: Personal Motto]

+Affection Increase+

"Do not hesitate.
Go forth and you will understand"

That's my trademark charismatic saying.
Hah hah hah!



{R1}
[Haseo: Inoki?]

Hmm... Didn't Inoki say that?

[Antares: Re: Inoki?]

+Affection Increase+

>Hmm... Didn't Inoki say that?

Hey, I'm impressed! Just when I thought you were a
young pup who didn't know the first thing about the
world he lives in, I find out you do!!
That's right, Inoki said that.

Hah hah hah, I really am lucky to have an apprentice like you!!

{R2}
[Haseo: What's that?]

What's that about. Who said that?

[Antares: Re: What's that?]

>What's that about. Who said that?

Don't tell me you've never heard of Inoki!?
Aah, how I weep for our nation's youth!!

You want to know who Inoki is? He's a famous pro wrestler, that's who!

Hmph. How did I end up stuck with an apprentice like this?



{R1}
[Haseo: Words]

So, what is it that you like about the phrase "Do not hesitate.
Go forth and you will understand"?
Doesn't sound like there's much substance to it.

[Antares: Re: Words]

+Affection Increase+

>So, what is it that you like about the phrase "Do not hesitate.
>Go forth and you will understand"?
>Doesn't sound like there's much substance to it.

You've still got a long ways to go if you haven't grasped
what it is that makes these words great, kid. Here's
how I interpret them---

Just as they say, one should not be afraid of failure
when beginning something new, so just go at it with
everything you've got.

But, just think about how difficult that really is. 
he more people directly face their problems, the more
they flinch and shirk away. You can't overcome that
without some amazing mental strength.

This phrase means to do just that.
Well?  Pretty deep, right?

{R2}
[Haseo: Apprentice]

How many times do I have to tell you I'm not
your apprentice?!

[Antares: Re: Apprentice]

+Affection Increase+

>How many times do I have to tell you I'm not
>your apprentice?!

Hah hah hah!
You should learn to be more honest, kid.
We both know you've accepted it in your heart!

"Do not hesitate.
Go forth and you will understand."
Do you get the significance of this phrase, kid?

It means don't be afraid to fail when starting something,
just go out there and give it all you've got!

Well? Isn't that a good saying?



{R1}
[Haseo: I know]

I already know that. I don't need you to remind me.

[Antares: Re: I know]

+Affection Increase+

>I already know that. I don't need you to remind me.

Hah hah hah!
I guess you're right. You're no longer the same person you once were.

But remember kid, don't let it all go to your head. Don't
forget that the time when you're most vulnerable is the
same time that you think nothing bad can happen.

{R2}
[Haseo: Confused]

But even then it's human nature to get lost sometimes, right?

For that matter, I'd have a much harder time trusting someone
who's lived their whole life without worrying instead of
someone who thinks things through too much.

[Antares: Re: Confused]

+Affection Increase+

>For that matter, I'd have a much harder time trusting someone
>who's lived their whole life without worrying instead of
>someone who thinks things through too much.

Hah hah hah!
Can't argue with you there!!

But remember, kid.
Being lost is also another way of moving forward.
As long as they don't mistake when they should let
themselves be lost, people can move forward all the time.

It's okay to be lost. It's okay to worry.
But don't mistake when you should let yourself be lost.

Damn, now I've gone and given you another lecture.
Hah hah hah!!


---
[End 'Motto']
---
[Begin 'Flower Gift']
---


[Antares: Re: Flower Gift]

+Affection Increase+

...Flowers?
You didn't really mean to send these to me, did you?



{R1}
[Haseo: Nope]

Aw crap, how did you get them...!
Damn controller!

[Antares: Re: Nope]

>Aw crap, how did you get them...!
>Damn controller!

Hah hah hah! I knew it!
Don't make the same mistake next time, kid!!

{R2}
[Haseo: Yup]

I sure did. It's to show my appreciation.

[Antares: Re: Yup]

+Affection Increase+

>I sure did. It's to show my appreciation.

Well aren't you sweet.

But to think that you would be kind to your teacher in any way...
I just hope it doesn't start snowing in hell! XD
Ah well, it's nice to get these kinds of things once in a while.



{R1}
[Haseo: Received]

When else have you been given flowers, Antares?

[Antares: Re: Received]

+Affection Increase+

>When else have you been given flowers, Antares?

What are you, nuts? Never, that's when.
I always went to all-boys schools when I was a kid,
and even now I work somewhere where there's not a lot of women to be seen.
Not even my own wife has ever given me flowers.

{R2}
[Haseo: Given]

Have you ever given flowers to someone else, Antares?

[Antares: Re: Given]

+Affection Increase+

>Have you ever given flowers to someone else, Antares?

Hah hah hah! The only person I could give them to is my wife,
and that'd be like giving tap dance shoes to a pig! XD

For that matter, what the hell do you say when you go to a
flower shop to buy them? "Oh yes, I'd like a bouquet that
will sweep any girl off her feet the moment she sees it"?
I can't imagine it.



{R1}
[Haseo: Wife]

What's your wife like?

[Antares: Re: Wife]

+Affection Increase+

>What's your wife like?

If you were to compare her to a "The World" character,
she'd be a beast-woman. LOL

{R2}
[Haseo: Kids]

Do you have any kids?

[Antares: Re: Kids]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you have any kids?

I have two little girls.
They're at the peak of their cuteness.
It's so true what they say about them being the apple of your eye!


---
[End 'Flower Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hobbies']
---


[Antares: Re: What are your hobbies?]

+Affection Increase+

Having a tall cold one while watching pro wrestling!
Hah hah hah!


--
[End 'Hobbies']
---
[Begin 'Challenge']
---


[Antares: Re: I will defeat you!]

+Affection Increase+

Hah hah hah! You're a hundred years too early to challenge me!!


---
[End  'Challenge']
---


==============================
-Matsu- [XMAT]
==============================


---
[Begin 'Poetry Gift']
---


[Matsu: Re: I want to know you better]

+Affection Increase+

You want to know me better?
You're an odd kind of guy...



{R1}
[Haseo: Age]

I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
What about you?

[Matsu: Re: Age]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm 17 and a sophomore in high school.
>What about you?

Aw man. I'm 17 too. I live in Aichi Prefecture.

What else... Wanna hear about my PK days?

{R2}
[Haseo: Punk]

Are you kind of a punk in real life too?

[Matsu: Re: Punk]

+Affection Increase+

>Are you kind of a punk in real life too?

If riding a motorcycle around at 17 is considered a punk, then I guess so.

What else... Wanna hear about my PKer days?



{R1}
[Haseo: How]

Oh yeah, you used to be the demon of "Flame"...
How did you end up becoming a PKer?

[Matsu: Re: How]

+Affection Increase+

>Oh yeah, you used to be the demon of "Flame"...
>How did you end up becoming a PKer?

I had a bike accident right after I first got my license.
I started playing "The World" while I was recovering at home.

I was PKed almost right away, and became interested in
PKing and player battles soon after.
I've always hated to lose, and this was no different.

{R2}
[Haseo: Who cares]

Who cares about that? >:)

[Matsu: Re: Who cares]

>Who cares about that? >:)

Ah, don't be like that ;)
I had a bike accident right after I first got my license.
I started playing "The World" while I was recovering at home.

I was PKed almost right away, and became interested in
PKing and player battles soon after.
I've always hated to lose, and this was no different.



{R1}
[Haseo: Sakaki]

When did you first meet Sakaki?

[Matsu: Re: Sakaki]

+Affection Increase+

>When did you first meet Sakaki?

I'm not interested in bullying those weaker then me, but
when I'd hear about a "strong" player at the Arena or some
place, I'd search them out and challenge them.

I'd become famous for a PKer by the time I met Sakaki. And,
I lost...
Actually, it wasn't just losing. He made me feel as if
I'd failed as a human entirely.

In the end, I just didn't have any "resolution" or "faith"
at that time. So I joined "Moon Tree" and felt like I'd
found what I was searching for.

I don't regret having met Sakaki at all. I just... I wish
I could have avoided seeing someone I respected turn out
to be a fake.

{R2}
[Haseo: Not interested]

I'm not interested in any guy's past >:)

[Matsu: Re: Not interested]

>I'm not interested in any guy's past >:)

Don't make fun. I'm being serious here.

I'm not interested in bullying those weaker then me, but
when I'd hear about a "strong" player at the Arena or some
place, I'd search them out and challenge them.

I'd become famous for a PKer by the time I met Sakaki. And,
I lost...
Actually, it wasn't just losing. He made me feel as if
I'd failed as a human entirely.

In the end, I just didn't have any "resolution" or "faith"
at that time. So I joined "Moon Tree" and felt like I'd
found what I was searching for.

I don't regret having met Sakaki at all. I just... I wish
I could have avoided seeing someone I respected turn out
to be a fake.


---
[End 'Poetry Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hello!']
---


[Matsu: Re: Greeting Card]

+Affection Increase+

You're strangely conscientious about some things,
you know that? But for now, thanks for the greeting.

I pretty much never write letters in real life. For one
thing, my handwriting sucks. LOL
When you think of it like that, e-mail is really
convenient, isn't it.


---
[End 'Hello!']
---
[Begin 'Food']
---


[Matsu: Re: Gourmet]

+Affection Increase+

Meat! Definitely meat!!
Around here, you're not considered a real man unless
you chow down with a good meaty diet!

Whenever we all get together at the 1000 yen
all-you-can-eat barbeque place, it's like a war zone!

The tension you get at the Arena can't even begin
to compare with a bunch of guys all hunched around
a big plate of meat. LOL



{R1}
[Haseo: All you can eat]

All-you-can-eat places are great, aren't they!
You can totally be happy with just a big iron grill
and a whole lot of meat!!

[Matsu: Re: All you can eat]

+Affection Increase+

>All-you-can-eat places are great, aren't they!
>You can totally be happy with just a big iron grill
>and a whole lot of meat!!

Oh yeah! It's great!!
You know how it is, Haseo!!

Oh yeah, I wanted to ask you.
What kind of foods do you like then?

{R2}
[Haseo: Cheap meat]

I'm not too big on the cheap meat they use at
those all-you-can-eat places...
It doesn't taste that great, and it's so hard you
can barely eat it anyway.

[Matsu: Re: Cheap meat]

>I'm not too big on the cheap meat they use at
>those all-you-can-eat places...
>It doesn't taste that great, and it's so hard you
>can barely eat it anyway.

Whoa! What's up with that girly remark!
I'll have you know that true men's art lie in that
cheap meat they use at all-you-can-eat barbeques!!
If you don't get that, you might as well be a girl!!

All right then, I might as well ask.
What kind of foods do you like, Miss Gourmet Haseo?



{R1}
[Haseo: Meat]

I'm gonna have to go with meat too.
Beef's definitely my favorite.
Stuff like shabu shabu, steak, sukiyaki, etc.

[Matsu: Re: Meat]

+Affection Increase+

>I'm gonna have to go with meat too.
>Beef's definitely my favorite.
>Stuff like shabu shabu, steak, sukiyaki, etc.

Shabu shabu, steak, and sukiyaki, eh.
Yeah, those are all yummy.
Man, I'm drooling just thinking about them.

...But you know, it's odd.
Listening to us talk like this, you'd never believe we
were enemies up until just recently,

{R2}
[Haseo: Shellfish]

I guess I like shellfish.
Stuff like roasted short-necked clams with butter,
oysters cooked in soy sauce, jay-broiled turban shells, etc.

[Matsu: Re: Shellfish]

+Affection Increase+

>I guess I like shellfish.
>Stuff like roasted short-necked clams with butter,
>oysters cooked in soy sauce, jay-broiled turban shells, etc.

I like butter clams too. Not oysters though. Ever since
I got the runs from them, I haven't been able to eat them again.

...But you know, it's odd.

Listening to us talk like this, you'd never believe we
were enemies until just recently.



{R1}
[Haseo: Enemies?]

Enemies? We were?

[Matsu: Re: Enemies?]

+Affection Increase+

>Enemies? We were?

Hah hah hah!
You're really on a whole different level, aren't you!!

Well, at any rate,
I'm glad we got to know each other!

{R2}
[Haseo: I can't believe it either]

That's true.
After all, a certain someone went and picked a fight the very
first time we met.
I'm the one who should find it odd.

[Matsu: Re: I can't believe it either]

+Affection Increase+

>That's true.
>After all, a certain someone went and picked a fight the very
>first time we met.
>I'm the one who should find it odd.

Hey, if anyone picked a fight it was you.
After all, who's the one who called me a dog?

Ah well, that's all just happy memories now.

It's all water under the bridge now, man.
I'm glad I got to know ya!


---
[End 'Food']
---
[Begin 'How are you?']
---


[Matsu: Re: How are you?]

+Affection Increase+

Oh yeah, I've been out biking up hills all day getting ready for my tour!


---
[End 'How are you?']
---
[Begin 'Motto']
---


[Matsu: Re: Personal Motto]

+Affection Increase+

"it is not that we do not know what must be done.
It is that we lack the courage to do it."

I hate injustice!


---
[End 'Motto']
---
[Begin 'Flower Gift']
---


[Matsu: Re: Flower Gift]

+Affection Increase+

Why the hell would you of all people send me flowers?!
I mean come on, what were you thinking? XD

Speaking of flowers, I just got some from the daughter of
one of my teammates recently...



{R1}
[Haseo: Team]

What kind of team?

[Matsu: Re: Team]

+Affection Increase+

>What kind of team?

A motorcycle team.
But we're not some kind of biker gang or anything.
We're just a bunch of guys who love our bikes.
We do meet about once a year to race on a circuit though.

But you know, I have no idea why that girl gave me flowers...

{R2}
[Haseo: Bouquet]

Why'd she give you them?

[Matsu: Re: Bouquet]

>Why'd she give you them?

You know, I have no idea...



{R1}
[Haseo: Is she cute?]

So, is she cute?

[Matsu: Re: Is she cute?]

+Affection Increase+

>So, is she cute?

W, why should I have to tell you how cute she is?!

I did give her a ride on my bike once...
But she just handed me the flowers without saying anything,
so I don't really know.

{R2}
[Haseo: Well duh]

It's because she likes you, of course.

[Matsu: Re: Well duh]

+Affection Increase+

>It's because she likes you, of course.

You think so too...?
She just handed me the flowers without
saying anything, so I don't really know.



{R1]
[Haseo: Girlfriend]

Do you have a girlfriend, Matsu?

[Matsu: Re: Girlfriend]

+Affection Increase+

>Do you have a girlfriend, Matsu?

Nope.
My bike's the only woman I need!

My type of woman is someone like Yui Akiyama.
I can't wait to check out "Koshigaya Story".
Too bad Salvador Aihara annoys me though :)
Don't you ever want to change the channel whenever he's on?

{R2}
[Haseo: Did you search?]

Did you search the flowers at all?

[Matsu: Re: Did you search?]

+Affection Increase+

>Did you search the flowers at all?

I just looked through them now, and there was a small letter inside.
I'd never have thought to look if you hadn't said something. Thanks.

What did it say?
Hah, you think I'm gonna tell you? ;)


---
[End 'Flower Gift']
---
[Begin 'Hobbies']
---


[Matsu: Re: What are your hobbies?]

+Affection Increase+

Vintage bikes and collecting old clothes.
There's a lot of cool older stuff out there.


---
[End 'Hobbies']
---
[Begin 'Challenge']
---


[Matsu: Re: I will defeat you!]

+Affection Increase+

Oh? Challenging me head on, are ya!
I may have lost completely in the game, but I won't lose
so easily in a real life fight!


---
[End 'Challenge']
---


==============================
-Credits- [XCRE]
==============================


Many thanks to:

Ryoken1981 for transcribing a reply for comparison.

Profoundly_Mad for transcribing multiple replies for comparison.

JamMasterJim for gathering the above contributors works.


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==============================

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