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<>>                           Persona 4: Golden                            <<>
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<>>                           Social Link Script                           <<>
<>>                                v. Chie                                 <<>
<>>                                                                        <<>
<>>                         Compiled by LiquefyDCZ                         <<>
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           WARNING: This game script contains Social Link spoilers.
           Persona 4 received a rating of "M" for Mature. Like the
             game, this script may contain dialogue that is not
                   suitable for those under the age of 17.

                        Read at your own discretion.           

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<>>============================Table of Contents===========================<<>
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<>> [TITLE].........................................................[CODE] <<>
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<>> 01. Copyright Notice.............................................[CN1] <<>
<>>                                                                        <<>
<>> 02. Author's Notes...............................................[AN1] <<>
<>>                                                                        <<>
<>> 03. Aeon Social Link.............................................[ASL] <<>
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<>> 04. Chariot Social Link..........................................[CSL] <<>
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<>> 05. Death Social Link...........................................[DHSL] <<>
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<>> 06. Devil Social Link............................................[DSL] <<>
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<>> 07. Emperor Social Link.........................................[ERSL] <<>
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<>> 08. Fortune Social Link..........................................[FSL] <<>
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<>> 09. Hanged Man Social Link......................................[HMSL] <<>
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<>> 10. Hermit Social Link...........................................[HSL] <<>
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<>> 11. Hierophant Social Link......................................[HISL] <<>
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<>> 12. Jester Social Link..........................................[JESL] <<>
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<>> 13. Justice Social Link..........................................[JSL] <<>
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<>> 14. Lovers Social Link...........................................[LSL] <<>
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<>> 15. Magician Social Link.........................................[MSL] <<>
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<>> 16. Moon Social Link............................................[MNSL] <<>
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<>> 17. Priestess Social Link........................................[PSL] <<>
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<>> 18. Strength Social Link [Daisuke]..............................[SDSL] <<>
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<>> 19. Sun Social Link [Ayane].....................................[SASL] <<>
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<>> 20. Temperance Social Link......................................[TESL] <<>
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<>> 21. Tower Social Link............................................[TSL] <<>
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<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Copyright Notice][CN1]============================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

This document may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for
personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise
distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on
any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited,
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Simply put, no one may use any part of this document without my permission. As
of the last update, permission has been granted to the following websites:

http://www.GameFAQs.com/

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<>>=====[Author's Notes][AN1]==============================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

>> READ THIS SECTION BEFORE YOU CONTINUE ON TO ANY OF THE SOCIAL LINK SKITS!

>> This is NOT a guide in how to get Social Links. 
   There are plenty of other great guides on GameFAQs that go into that. 
   This is simply a compilation of all the dialogue in the Social Links.

>> I HIGHLY suggest you complete the Social Links in your own game before
   reading the skits in this document. The game has a better atmosphere in
   getting the theme of the skits across. I compiled this script mostly for
   those that are curious what the NPC has to say for the other options given.

>> Persona 4 gives you the option of naming the protagonist. For the purposes
   of this script, I have used the name: Yu Narukami [First, Last].

>> This game script only contains the optional Social Links. The following
   Social Links are excluded from this FAQ: Empress, Fool, Judgement, Star.

>> HOW TO READ THE SOCIAL LINK SKITS:

   I've tried to keep the skits as close as possible to the dialogue in the
   game. Each line of dialogue in skits found in this FAQ is the same as the 
   dialogue found within one box of dialogue in the game. Simply put...
   One line [in FAQ] = One box [in game].

   The reaction of the NPC varies depending on your choice of reply. I have
   seperated each choice into different sections within the skit. When the
   option of choosing a reply is avaliable, simply decided what you would like
   to answer and scroll down to that section.

>> Anything that is within brackets ([Example]) in any of the skits are not in
   the game. Those are my notes to help readers understand the skits better.
   So pay attention to them when they show up. For example, [Scroll down to
   continue] means that you should scroll down until you see the line with 
   [Continue] on it to continue the skit normally.

>> Please direct all errors found within the document or any comments to my
   e-mail: personatdh@gmail.com

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Aeon Social Link][ASL]============================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Marie Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Aeon Level 1 Skit][ASL01]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Shopping District, in front of Souzai Daigaku...
> You took Marie out of the Velvet Room...

Marie: Phew. I can finally breathe now. It's stuffy in that car.
Marie: ......
Marie: Y'know... I feel weird. It's like... nostalgic, for the smell and all.

[Choices:]
- "Nostalgic?"
- "What smell?"
- "Because it's the countryside."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Nostalgic?"]

Marie: Yeah, nostalgic. That's what I said. It just... feels that way.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What smell?"]

Marie: Yeah. I can't really say why, I just get that feeling.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because it's the countryside."]

Marie: Is that why?
Marie: The "countryside" causes me to feel nostalgic? Hmm...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Marie: There's a lot of stuff that I've never noticed before.
Marie: A "Steak Skewer"?
Marie: ......
Marie: Hey, lady. I want one of those skewer things.

Lady: Oh, hello. That'll be 320 yen, please.

Marie: Thwee hunnert twin... Bleh. That's hard to say.
Marie: ...You can't eat without money?

[Choices:]
- "Want me to pay for it?"
- "We can come back later."
- "You're kidding me, right?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Want me to pay for it?"]

Marie: You have money!? ...That's awesome. You're awesome.

> Marie looks surprised...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["We can come back later."]

Marie: I... don't know when I'll have the chance...

> Marie looks sad...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're kidding me, right?"]

Marie: No... I really don't have any.
Marie: ...Is that bad?

> Marie looks confused...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: Yo, Yu. Gettin' your steak on, huh?
Yosuke: ...She's cute.
Yosuke: What? What's going on here? Who's this!?

[Choices:]
- "She's an acquaintance."
- "She's a friend."
- "She's my little sister."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She's an acquaintance."]

Marie: Hmm... Yeah, I guess that's right.

Yosuke: Hmmm, is that so...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She's a friend."]

Marie: Friend...? I guess... I don't know.

Yosuke: Ahh, I see. A "friend," you say, huh?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She's my little sister."]

Yosuke: Sis--!?
Yosuke: Well, she DOES have your eyes.

Marie: I'm not your sister. Why are you lying?

Yosuke: Awww! I totally fell for that one!
Yosuke: Man, don't BS me when you know I'm gonna find out.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: Oh yeah, I'm Yosuke Hanamura! I'm his friend. His partner, y'know.

Marie: ...Partner? You mean like a close friend?

Yosuke: Heheh, that about sums it up. Er, what's your name?

Marie: Huh...?
Marie: Uh... Marie.

Yosuke: Hmmm, Marie-chan, is it?
Yosuke: You want a steak skewer? All right, this one's on me!

Marie: ...You mean you'll buy it for me?
Marie: ...Is that okay?

[Choices:]
- "There's no reason to decline."
- "You should reserve yourself."
- "That's great."

[All choices results in the same dialogue.]

Yosuke: Hey, don't worry! I got a little extra in my last paycheck.
Yosuke: Three steak skewers! One for each of us.

Lady: Oh my, business is booming! Just a moment, please.

> You ate Steak Skewers with Yosuke and Marie...

Yosuke: Whew! Is that a bellyful or what! This place always has huge portions.
Yosuke: So, Marie-chan, what d'you think of the local specialty?

Marie: It's really weird. It's tough, hard to bite into, and it got cold while
       I was still eating it.
Marie: It was delicious.

Yosuke: Oh, uh... That's good. ...Didn't sound like you liked it at the
        beginning there.
Yosuke: But, all's well that ends well!

Marie: Hey, why's it called "steak," anyway? Is it short for something?

[Choices:]
- "It's short for 'Beefsteak.'"
- "It's short for 'Steak-out.'"
- "It's short for 'Steaaaaaaaaaak.'"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's short for 'Beefsteak.'"]

Marie: "Beefsteak"? Huh.
Marie: But if you drop the word "beef" from it, you don't get any sense of
       what it's made of. It should be, like... "Fsteak."

Yosuke: That's, uh... not much better...
Yosuke: Marie-chan's a strange kid, huh?
Yosuke: Well, that makes her cute... I guess?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's short for 'Steak-out.'"]

Marie: "Steak-out"? What, just take out the "out"?
Marie: Poor "out." It should go without. I mean, with "out." ...Okay, now I
       see why people don't say it.

Yosuke: Er, yeah, I suppose...?
Yosuke: And you! Don't tell her lies! She's believing it!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's short for 'Steaaaaaaaaaak.'"]

Marie: ...That's stupid.
Marie: Might as well just call it "ake." That's what I'm gonna do.

Yosuke: Uh, that isn't much better...
Yosuke: And you! Don't tell her lies! She's believing it!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Marie: You eat this every day?
Marie: ...No fair.
Marie: I should've come earlier...

> It seems Marie has taken a liking to Steak Skewers...
> You made small talk with Yosuke and Marie...

Yosuke: Ah, crap! I left my key back in my locker at work!
Yosuke: I've gotta go back to Junes! See you later, Yu! You too, Marie-chan!

Marie: ...Your "partner" is a funny person.

[Choices:]
- "That he is."
- "He's just my friend."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Marie: Hm...
Marie: But he brought me meat. That makes him a good person. That is fact.
Marie: Hey, let's go somewhere else. Somewhere with a nice view.

> The hill overlooking town...
> After several times in which you lost Marie the moment you took your eyes
  off her, you managed to bring her here...

Marie: Hmmm... It's really green here.
Marie: Green and... green. And some brown and... Darker green?
Marie: ......
Marie: Leaves of green fly away, Farewell to you, clouds of the sky...
Marie: I fly as well, lost as the day, Farewell to you, moon of the night.

> Marie is murmuring something to herself... Whatever it is, it rhymes...

Marie: N-No! I-I-I wasn't making up a poem!
Marie: It's just some words that I was thinking! That's all! Yeah!
Marie: ......
Marie: ...ShutupIhateyouyoustupidjerk! D-Don't snoop on me!

> Marie is blushing...

Marie: Wow, it's pretty big...
Marie: I don't know why... but I feel good about this place. It reminds me of
       something.
Marie: ......
Marie: Are there any other places we can go? I want to see more.

[Choices:]
- "I'll show you around."
- "You should go home now..."
- "Are you asking me to take you?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll show you around."]

Marie: Please do.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You should go home now..."]

Marie: ...No. I'm not going home.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Are you asking me to take you?"]

Marie: Of course I am, stupid.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Marie: I notice a lot of things when I'm with you. It's pretty fun.

> You sense that Marie expects something of you...
> You feel that you understand Marie a bit more now...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Aeon Arcana...

> You have established the Marie Social Link of the Aeon Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Aeon Arcana!

Marie: All right, next! Where to now?

> You showed Marie around, then escort her back to the Velvet Room...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Aeon Level 2 Skit][ASL02]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Junes, Electronics department...
> You were dragged here by an excited Marie...

Marie: Hey, what happened just now? "Time sale"...?
Marie: Everyone was rushing to grab something called "sallah drezzing"?
Marie: Whatever it is, it must be worth fighting for.

Chie: Hey, Yu-kun! What a coincidence! What are you doin' here?
Chie: Who's this girl? She's so cute.

[Choices:]
- "An acquaintance."
- "A friend."
- "This is Marie."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["An acquaintance."]

Marie: Well... I guess so.

Chie: Hmmm, is that so... Can I ask for your name?

Marie: Huh? Oh, umm...
Marie: Marie...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["A friend."]

Marie: Am I...? Well... whatever.

Chie: Oh, er, so, can I ask for your name?

Marie: Huh? Oh, umm...
Marie: Marie...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["This is Marie."]

Marie: Huh? Oh, yeah...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Marie looks perplexed...

Chie: Marie-chan, huh? Ooh, that's a nice name...
Chie: Oh, I'm Chie Satonaka. Nice to meet you!

Marie: Okay...
Marie: I know what this is. It shows a lot of stuff.
Marie: ......

Chie: Oh, you came to look at the TVs, too?
Chie: Yeah, I want one, too. We still haven't replaced our old one.

Marie: I-I don't want one! I don't, but...
Marie: ......
Marie: Maybe... Can you turn it to "StarScandalz"?

[Choices:]
- "So you DO want one."
- "Can you even watch it in that room?"
- "What kind of show is that...?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["So you DO want one."]

Marie: N-No I don't! I just... was wondering how you're supposed to watch it.

> Marie seems interested in the TV...

Marie: ...So how do you watch it?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Can you even watch it in that room?"]

Marie: What!? Why the hell not!? I mean... I didn't say that I even wanted to!

> Marie seems disappointed...

Marie: ...So how do you watch it?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What kind of show is that...?"]

Marie: Huh? It's, like... One of those shows, right? The ones where they're
       all like "blah de blah de blah."
Marie: Everybody watches it. Margaret told me that.

> For some reason, Marie seems proud...

Marie: So, how do you watch it?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You explained to Marie how to use a TV...

Chie: Huh!? Are you one of those people who doesn't watch TV!?

Marie: There isn't one in the room.

Chie: Really!? Wow... You must have super-strict parents.
Chie: Girl, I don't think I could stand it. Life without kung fu movies...
      Brr!

Marie: Oh... But there's no "eclectic loutwits" in that room.
Marie: I'll tell The Nose to install one of those "eclectic loutwits." There's
       nothing to do in there...!

Chie: Hey, wait, Marie-chan!?
Chie: ...You don't even have electricity in your room!?

> Junes, Food court...
> You came with Marie and Chie...
> Fog has enveloped the area...

Chie: Whew, that was the good stuff. Satisfaction!
Chie: I haven't had the steak here in a while, but it really isn't all that
      bad.
Chie: Marie-chan, you haven't eaten at all. You, too, Yu-kun.
Chie: You've gotta eat if you want to grow up big and strong. Just kidding,
      haha!

Marie: You eat too fast. ...You're gonna be fat one day.

Chie: I didn't need to hear that!
Chie: Uh... I'll go get us some drinks!
Chie: ...O-Oolong tea sounds good.

Marie: ...There's a lot of people at this "Joo-nes" place. Why? Don't they
       have anything else to do?
Marie: If they have TVs, they should be watching them instead of wasting time
       here.

> Marie doesn't seem to mind the fog at all...

Child: Mommy, I'm thirsty! I wanna soda!

Mother: No. You just had one. You'll have to wait.

Child: I wannit, I wannit!

Mother: I said no. You'll rot your teeth.

> Marie watches the mother and son...

Marie: Hey... Do you think I was ever like that?

[Choices:]
- "Of course."
- "You don't remember?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Of course."]

Marie: "Of course," huh. I see...

> Marie seems depressed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You don't remember?"]

Marie: Yeah... There's a lot I don't remember... Everything...

> Marie looks serious...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Marie: ...I don't remember anything.
Marie: I was just walking... I had nowhere to go, and I just ended up in that
       car.
Marie: Then Margaret told me to stay there.
Marie: She also gave me the name "Marie"... It'd be hard to get around without
       a name.

[Choices:]
- "That must be rough."
- "You're kidding me, right?"
- "You can't remember anything?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That must be rough."]

Marie: I don't know. I can't even remember if it was tough.
Marie: That's okay... It's not like it's troubling me or anything.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're kidding me, right?"]

Marie: Why would I lie? This is the truth.
Marie: How stupid does it make me sound, if I don't even know my own name?
Marie: Doesn't matter, though... Not like any of that bothers me.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You can't remember anything?"]

Marie: I don't need to.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Despite her casual words, Marie has a concerned expression...

Marie: But... I don't know why, but this town is familiar to me.

[Choices:]
- "Did you live here before?"
- "Do you remember anything else?"

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Marie: ...I don't know.
Marie: The only thing I remember--or more like "know"--is that this is mine.

> Marie is holding an old bamboo comb in her hand...

Marie: I had this from the start. ...This is definitely mine.
Marie: But... so what?
Marie: This doesn't help anything...

> Marie confided in you about her memory...
> You feel your relationship with Marie has grown deeper...

> The Marie Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Aeon Arcana has grown!

Marie: ......
Marie: You're searching for the "truth," right...?
Marie: ...You should stop. There's no such thing.
Marie: ...This conversation's boring. Let's talk about something else.

Chie: Sorry to keep you waiting!
Chie: The shop was busy, so I just ordered and came back here. They'll bring
      it to us when it's ready.
Chie: ...Uhh... Is it me, or is the mood a bit heavy around here?
Chie: D-Don't worry, you two! I ordered for all of us!
Chie: ...Oolong tea for everybody!

> After talking with Marie and Chie, you escort Marie back to the Velvet
  Room...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Aeon Level 3 Skit][ASL03]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Okina City, in front of Okina Station...
> You brought Marie here by train to satisfy her curiosity...
> Fog has enveloped the area...

Marie: So this is the "city." Hmmm...

> Marie doesn't seem to mind the fog at all...

Marie: It's a funny place. Wide, yet narrow. It's grey and full of squares.
Marie: Hey, what do you do in the city?

[Choices:]
- "Play around."
- "Peoplewatch."
- "There's nothing to do."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Play around."]

Marie: Hmmm...
Marie: Do you play a lot? Then you must be a "playboy."
Marie: So that's why you only come to see me once in a while, huh?
       YousuckIhateyouloser.
Marie: Why don't you think about me sometime, huh? ...I just stand there,
       waiting.

> Marie pouts...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Peoplewatch."]

Marie: Oh, so you brought me here to look at humans? Is that fun?
Marie: But... You're human, and I watch you all the time.

> Marie looks confused...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["There's nothing to do."]

Marie: There isn't? Let's go home, then. I'm sick of trains. Let's take a
       plane.

> Marie is in anticipation...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: Huh, Yu-kun? ...Oh, and Marie-chan!

Yukiko: Hello. Um... Is she your friend?

Chie: Oh, that's right. You haven't met her before, huh?
Chie: She's Marie-chan. I had lunch with her once.
Chie: Oh yeah, this is Yukiko Amagi! She's our friend.

Marie: ...Friend.

Yukiko: If she's someone you know, then she must not be from around here,
        right?
Yukiko: Did she come from the big city?

Chie: Ah, I get it. So that's why you're here in Okina City, huh?
Chie: There's diddly-squat to do around where we live, right? Yeah, I know.

Marie: ...And a red one today.
Marie: What're Green and Red doing here?

Yukiko: Green and... red?
Yukiko: ...Green and red!?

Chie: Ah... Haha... I was wearing green last time I saw you, wasn't I...?

Marie: I didn't say it was bad. You look good in those colors.

Chie: Oh, uh... Th-Thanks. ...I didn't think it was a compliment.

Yukiko: She's a nice girl. There's no doubt about that.

Marie: But Red Girl's all red. Does Green Girl always wear the same thing all
       the time?

Chie: To the point as ever...

Yukiko: ...But she's right.

Marie: No, that's not what I meant. It's just... It's a waste.
Marie: Humans can change their clothes, right? You should try wearing other
       colors.

Yukiko: I-Is that so...? I don't really pick out my own outfits...

Chie: I know!
Chie: We were just on our way to get some new clothes. Why don't you come with
      us, Yu-kun?
Chie: You too, Marie-chan!

Yukiko: Chie, they might already have plans of their own. Don't just assume
        they can come along at a moment's notice.

[Choices:]
- "I don't mind."
- "If you want to."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Marie: Huh...?
Marie: I... don't mind.

Chie: All right, then! Let's get going!

> Okina Station, Croco Fur...
> Chie and Yukiko are having fun while looking for clothes...

Chie: Hey, how's this shirt? Don't you think it's a good color?

> Chie is holding a green shirt...

[Choices:]
- "I don't know."
- "I think it's good."
- "That's green, you know."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't know."]

Marie: It's green.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I think it's good."]

Marie: Yeah, but it's also green...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's green, you know."]

Marie: Yeah, it is.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: Whoa, you're right! Why do I keep buying myself green clothes!?
Chie: Marie-chan, what's your favorite color? Don't tell me... blue, right?

Marie: Er, I don't really have one...

Yukiko: What do you think of this skirt? Is it too mature for me?

> Yukiko has a crimson skirt in her hands...

[Choices:]
- "I don't know."
- "I think it's good."
- "That's an eye-catching color."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't know."]

Marie: Why are all your choices red...?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I think it's good."]

Marie: Yeah... but it's red.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's an eye-catching color."]

Marie: It is... Eye-catchingly red.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: I see. So, wearing a single color isn't in? I like to keep things
        simple...
Yukiko: Thank you. I'll try exploring. Away with simplicity!

Marie: Oh... Well, okay.

Chie: What about this? Does this say, "me"?

Marie: ...Green again?

Yukiko: How about this one? Away with simplicity!

Marie: There's too many colors. I'm getting dizzy.

Chie: This skirt's cute!
Chie: It would go well with... How's this?

> Chie selects a yellow shirt and blue skirt...

Marie: At least it's not green...

Yukiko: Wait... But, yellow and blue... make green, right?

Chie: Oh. Ahahaha, you're right. Maybe it's some kind of instinct...?

Marie: You're not doing it on purpose...?

> Chie and Yukiko finished their shopping and returned to the station with
  you...
> Fog has enveloped the area...

Marie: ......

> Marie doesn't seem to mind the fog at all...

Chie: Why were the only out of stuff in my size...?

Yukiko: It can't be helped. Let's go back sometime later. They might have some
        new inventory by then.

Chie: Why don't we all go together, then? The four of us!

[Choices:]
- "Of course."
- "If you want to."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Marie: Huh...? Me, too? Why?

Chie: Er, why? Because we're friends?

Marie: ...Friends? We are? Since when?

Chie: Wait... didn't you have fun!?
Chie: W-Was I bother you today? ...And last time, too...?

Marie: Huh? No, you weren't bothering me. I was just asking why you said 
       "friends."
Marie: ...What does it mean to become friends?

> Marie has questions...

Chie: Well... I don't really know. The meaning of friendship...? Hmmm...

[Choices:]
- "There's meaning."
- "You'll know once you have one."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Yukiko: Yes... I believe there is meaning.
Yukiko: There are things you can't do by yourself that you can do together
        with others.
Yukiko: Like today. We had you to help us choose our clothes.

Marie: ...I don't get it. After all...

Chie: I almost forgot! There's a DVD I wanted!
Chie: Let's hurry! It'll sell out!

Yukiko: It's a kung fu movie, right? ...I doubt it will sell out.

Chie: Enough talk! Come on, everybody! Hustle!

Marie: Huh...? Me too?

[Choices:]
- "Let's hurry."
- "You're not going?"
- "It'll sell out."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's hurry."]

Marie: I don't get it. ...It's not like I don't wanna go, though.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're not going?"]

Marie: I'll go. I'll go, but... I still don't get it.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It'll sell out."]

Marie: I don't want whatever that is. ...It's not like I don't want to go,
       though.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Marie seems perplexed, but not against the idea...

Marie: Hey, those two are Persona-users, right? They're "chasing after the
       truth" with you, huh...?
Marie: ......
Marie: You can't do that on your own, but you can do it together? Because
       you're friends...?

> It seems Marie is wondering about what Yukiko said...
> You feel like you understand Marie a bit more now...

> The Marie Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Aeon Arcana has grown!

Chie: Hey! Pick it up, you two! Move, move, move!

> After looking around Okina City with everyone, you escort Marie back to the
  Velvet Room...

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<>>-----[Aeon Level 4 Skit][ASL04]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa flood plain...
> You decided to take Marie to school with you...
> Fog has enveloped the area...

Marie: You go to "school" every day, right?

> Marie doesn't seem to mind the fog at all...

Marie: You don't get tired of it?

[Choices:]
- "It's fun."
- "It's pretty much my duty."
- "I skip it sometimes."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's fun."]

Marie: Fun...? Oh, do they have a TV there? Can you watch "StarScandalz"?

> Though she misunderstands, Marie seems to be enjoying this...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's pretty much my duty."]

Marie: So you have business there, then? At least you have something to do.
Marie: Being in the room is so dull. I feel like I'm just going to drop dead.
Marie: ......
Marie: Hm... That sounds like a good idea. Will that surprise The Nose?

> Marie seems to be up to something...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I skip it sometimes."]

Marie: Hmmm...
Marie: But you still don't come to that room often enough.
Marie: StupidmoronIhateyou. That's why I hate "playboys."

> It would seem that Marie wants you to take her out more often...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: Yo, partner! I thought you already went home...
Yosuke: Oh, hey, Marie-chan? It's been a while, hasn't it?
Yosuke: I heard that you'd been with Chie and Yukiko. So you're showing her
        around, huh?
Yosuke: What are you guys doing? Out on a stroll?

[Choices:]
- "I'm showing her the school."
- "Come with us."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm showing her the school."]

Yosuke: Huh? You are?

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Come with us."]

Yosuke: Huh? Back up a sec. What're you talking about?

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You tell Yosuke how Marie wants to see the school...

Yosuke: Oh, I get it. Marie-chan goes to a different school, after all, huh.
Yosuke: Er, still... What could be special about our school?
Yosuke: Oh, well.
Yosuke: All right, I'll join ya. Allow me to welcome you to Yasogami High!
        Heheh!

Marie: Can I go inside?

Yosuke: No problem. School's out today, but there's still some people around.
        We can go in.
Yosuke: I mean, we can always say that we're showing you around the school!

> Yasogami High, 2nd floor hall...

Yosuke: ...And, here's our classroom.
Yosuke: Pretty retro, huh? I guess you could call it cozy.

Marie: ...It's so big.

Yosuke: Huh? It is...?
Yosuke: Well, there's a lot of empty land here... I guess the school's pretty
        big if you count the fields and yards and stuff.
Yosuke: What about where you are, Marie-chan? Is it cramped, since it's in the
        city?

Marie: Me?
Marie: ......
Marie: It's tiny. I mean, it's a single room.

Yosuke: One room!? ...Seriously?
Yosuke: Is it, uh... some kind of advanced placement class or something?

Marie: I don't know.
Marie: It's small, it's dark, The Nose never says anything. Nobody ever says
       anything. It's boring.

Yosuke: The Nose...? Is that, uh, what you call your teacher?
Yosuke: A teacher who doesn't talk... Isn't that neglecting your job?

Marie: Hey, I want to see more. There's still more to see, right?

> It seems Marie is very interested in your school...

Yosuke: ...She's as strange as she was last time.
Yosuke: Then again, everybody I've gotten to know recently has been pretty
        much on the odd side, so I'm used to it. Haha...

> Yasogami High, Rooftop...
> Fog has enveloped the area...

Yosuke: ...And this is where we hang out.
Yosuke: Whaddya think? Isn't it a great spot to spend your youth?
Yosuke: Well... I can't say much for the fog. When it's clear, there's a great
        view.

Marie: Hmmm...

> Marie doesn't seem to mind the fog at all...

Marie: Youth?
Marie: How does someone spend youth? Give me an example.

Yosuke: An e-example!?
Yosuke: Well, y'know, um... building friendships, sharing your concerns,
        confiding in each other... stuff like that?
Yosuke: It's kinda awkward to have to put it into words...

Marie: ...I don't get it. Do Green and Red do that, too?

[Choices:]
- "Of course."
- "You spend youth with everyone."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Marie: Why do you need to spend youth? Don't you have anything better to do?

Yosuke: Y-You want me to say more?
Yosuke: Er, well... I mean, it's fun.
Yosuke: Not being in superficial relationships... Being with people who know
        the real you.

Marie: ...The real you?

Yosuke: Being with people like that helps keep me from losing sight of who I
        am. Y'know, so I can face myself...
Yosuke: ......
Yosuke: ...Arrrrrgh! This is embarrassing! I can't say any more! Sorry!

Marie: Face yourself...

[Choices:]
- "Let it go."
- "Let's spend our youths."
- "Wondering about your 'true self'?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let it go."]

Marie: What? Let what go? I don't know what you mean.

> Marie doesn't seem to understand what is happening...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's spend our youths."]

Marie: Huh? No. What good is that going to do anything?

> Marie is deep in thought...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Wondering about your 'true self'?"]

Marie: No. I said it before, there's... no truth.

> Marie is deep in thought...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: Let's just... end this here. Please, forget I said anything.
Yosuke: So, um... I know!
Yosuke: You haven't seen the library yet, right!?
Yosuke: We don't have all day, so let's get going!

Marie: Face your true self...?

> It seems Marie is wondering about the meaning of what Yosuke said...
> You feel like you understand Marie a bit more now...

> The Marie Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Aeon Arcana has grown!

Marie: ...Let's go.

> After showing Marie around the school with Yosuke, you escort Marie back to
  the Velvet Room...

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<>>-----[Aeon Level 5 Skit][ASL05]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Junes Food Court...
> You decided to come here for a rest after taking Marie out...
> Fog has enveloped the area...
> Marie doesn't seem to mind the fog at all...

Marie: I'm thirsty. I want something to drink. Something that isn't sweet. And
       not water!

Teddie: Sensei! Welcome!
Teddie: Oooooh! Who's this girl?
Teddie: Is she your "skirt"? You're quite the naughty boy, aren'tcha?

Marie: ...What the heck is this thing? It's moving.
Marie: ...Gross.

Teddie: Bwuh!? *sniff* How rude! How can you say that about cute little moi...

Marie: And it talks... What's it made out of?

Teddie: Ahem! This Teddie is fifty percent kindness, by volume.

Marie: Huh? ...What about the other half?

Teddie: Teddie fur.

Marie: ......
Marie: Kindness and... fur...?

Yosuke: Oh, hey, it's Yu and Marie-chan!
Yosuke: Whatcha up to this time? Taking a tour of Junes?
Yosuke: Oh, well, if that's what you're doing, I'm just the man you need.
        Welcome to Junes, Yasoinaba branch!

Marie: Huh? I don't need a tour. I already saw it.

Teddie: Whoooooooa! Yosuke got deeeeenied!

Yosuke: Shut up! It's nothing like that!

Kanji: Yo, Yosuke-senpai. Y'know that CD I was askin' about...
Kanji: Uh, who's this?

Marie: Who's this old-timer?

Kanji: O... Old-timer!?

[Choices:]
- "I see what you mean."
- "Kanji isn't that old."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I see what you mean."]

Yosuke: Yeah, same here.

Kanji: Who are ya callin' old!?

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Kanji isn't that old."]

Yosuke: Yeah, he's younger than we are... I guess.

Kanji: What the...? What kind of defense is that!?

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: Kanji, what are you yelling about? I thought you came to talk with
      Yosuke-sen--
Rise: Oh! Senpa--
Rise: ...Whoa.
Rise: Senpai? Who is this girl? What is she doing with you?

Marie: I know this person.
Marie: I heard about her from Margaret. "Someone even I can't handle."

[Choices:]
- "It's not quite like that."
- "That's about right."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Rise: That's not how it goes! It's "Something even I can handle!"

Marie: ...That's not so different.

Rise: Yes it is!
Rise: Yosuke-senpai, what's with this girl!?

Yosuke: Me!?
Yosuke: Er, she's Marie-chan, Yu's mate...

Rise: What!? "Mate"...?

Yosuke: Sorry... I think I just added fuel to the fire.

Naoto: What's wrong, everyone? I can hear you from over there.
Naoto: I see... So you are Senpai's "tsure."

Marie: What the hell's a "tsure"?

Naoto: Tsure is a term used today to refer to friends.
Naoto: It originally derives from Noh, referring to the companion role.

Marie: Noh? Noh what?

Naoto: O-Oh, sorry. Like Kabuki, Noh is a traditional form of Japanese
       entertainment, and...

Marie: I don't know what that is, either.

Yosuke: This is gonna take forever...

Chie: Huh? Heyyyy!
Chie: Oh, everyone's here.

Yukiko: Oh, Marie-chan's with you, too? Hello.

Kanji: Senpais, you know her?

Yukiko: We had fun together the other day. Right, Marie-chan?

Kanji: I don't recognize you. Which high school are you from?
Kanji: Wait... You're even younger than me. Which middle school are you from?

Marie: Middle school? What's that supposed to mean? You're pretty rude,
       old-timer.

Kanji: Why do you keep calling me old!?

Yosuke: Y'know, I don't know much about her, either.
Yosuke: How old are you, Marie-chan? Where you live? Are you here on vacation?

Marie: I don't... I don't remember.

Chie: Yosuke! You're scaring the poor girl!

Kanji: Yeah, Senpai. Not very sub-buttle of you.

Yosuke: Hey, you brought it up! ...Wait, what?
Yosuke: What did you just say...?

[Choices:]
- "Sub-buttle."
- "Subtle."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Rise: Did you think the word "subtle" is pronounced "sub-buttle"?

Teddie: Kanji's got a sub-buttle.

Kanji: Sh-Shut up! Quit talking about my butt!

Rise: Oh, ugh... Why'd you make me think about your butt!? You're the most
      un-subtle person ever.

Yukiko: The un-subtle sub-buttle...
Yukiko: *snrk* Haha, hahaha, hahahahaha!

Marie: Ha... Ha.

> You spent time with your friends and Marie...
> After everyone is done hanging out, they go home...

Marie: ...Those were funny people.
Marie: I don't get them. They're loud and stupid.
Marie: So stupid. "Sub-buttle.." *snicker*

> Despite her complaints, Marie appears to be enjoying herself.
> You feel you have grown closer to Marie now...

> The Marie Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Aeon Arcana has grown!

Marie: Did they all face their "true selves"?
Marie: I see...
Marie: ...I was thinking... Maybe I should work on trying to get my memory
       back. W-Well, one of these days...
Marie: They look like they're having fun.
Marie: ...I wanna be like that.

[Choices:]
- "I'll help."
- "How?"
- "Good luck."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll help."]

Marie: Please do.
Marie: I don't know what to do.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["How?"]

Marie: I don't know.
Marie: So help me think.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Good luck."]

Marie: You're the one that needs luck.
Marie: You're helping me, okay?

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You decided to help Marie search for her memory...

Marie: I'm not asking you to help right now, but when the time comes, I'm
       going to count on you.
Marie: ...Let's go home now.
Marie: Oh, but let's go by the river on the way!

> You make small talk with Marie as you escort her back to the Velvet Room...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Aeon Level 6 Skit][ASL06]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...
> Marie practically dragged you here...
> Fog has enveloped the area...

Marie: So, about my memories... What do you think I should do?

> Marie doesn't seem to mind the fog at all...

Marie: Hey, are you listening? I said that I don't know what to do about my
       memory.

[Choices:]
- "Are there any clues?"
- "I don't know."
- "First, meditate."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Are there any clues?"]

Marie: No, nothing.
Marie: Like I said before, this is the only thing I remember.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't know."]

Marie: Then think of something. I don't have anything.
Marie: Oh wait... I lied. I remember this, at least...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["First, meditate."]

Marie: Mededititate...? Blah. That's a tongue-twister. How will that help?
Marie: The only thing I remember is this...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Marie shows you the bamboo comb again...

Marie: If you remember, I told you that I had this when I first started
       remembering.
Marie: ...Will this help?

[Choices:]
- "It's made of bamboo."
- "Is it sold somewhere?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's made of bamboo."]

Marie: ...Bamboo? What, is that rare?

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Is it sold somewhere?"]

Marie: I don't know. Maybe we can find something out if we find where I got it
       from.

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Marie: ...But this doesn't look like the ones at Junes. They don't look
       anything like this.

> Marie looks very interested for once...

Marie: It seems older... Do you know of any stores that might sell stuff like
       this?

> What store around here might deal in old combs like that...?

[Choices:]
- Tatsumi Textiles
- Marukyu Tofu
- Junes

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Tatsumi Textiles]

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Marukyu Tofu]

> Would a tofu shop have combs...?

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Junes]

> But Marie just said they didn't carry combs like the one she has...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You recall that Kanji's family runs a textile shop...
> He might know something about the old bamboo comb...
> You tell Marie about Tatsumi Textiles...

Marie: That old-timer's place? Hmmm... That's kinda surprising.
Marie: Well, let's go. The shopping district, was it?

> You decide to go to Tatsumi Textiles with Marie...

> Shopping District, Tatsumi Textiles...

Kanji: Yo, welco--oh, Senpai.

Rise: Ooooh, Senpai, what a coincidence! Oh, Marie-chan's with you, too?
Rise: Huh? Wait... Don't tell me the two of you are on a date...

[Choices:]
- "It's not like that."
- "We have business here."
- "Of course it's a date."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's not like that."]

Rise: Sheesh, don't scare me like that. Did you come here to see Kanji?

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["We have business here."]

Rise: Sheesh, don't scare me like that. Hey, Kanji! Senpai needs to talk to
      you.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Of course it's a date."]

Marie: A date...?
Marie: What's that supposed to mean? We're just here on business.

Rise: Sheesh, don't scare me like that. Hey, Kanji! Senpai needs to talk to
      you.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: Huh...? What's up?

Marie: Do you know what this is? Tell me anything you know. Anything at all.

Kanji: This thing? It's, uh... It's a comb. A pretty damn old one.

Rise: That's a comb? It doesn't look like it's very easy to use, with that
      shape...

Kanji: So, what do you want from me? You need me to figure out where this
       thing came from?

[Choices:]
- "Can you?"
- "Anything will help."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Kanji: Er, I don't know anything, but...
Kanji: Hey! Mom! Come over here! Yo!

Rise: Oh, yeah. Kanji's mom might know something about it...

Kanji's mother: I hear you, I hear you. Don't shout so loud--
Kanji's mother: Oh, hello. I haven't seen you in a while. Is this girl another
                of Kanji's friends?

Kanji: She wanted to know about this comb. You know anything, Mom?

Kanji's mother: A comb? Let me see...
Kanji's mother: Hmm... This is very old.
Kanji's mother: I'm sorry. We don't carry anything like this one.

Marie: Can you tell me anything about it? Anything at all.

Kanji's mother: ...I've never seen a comb shaped like this. I don't think it
                would be for everyday use.
Kanji's mother: You may have better luck asking at a museum or a gallery than
                at a clothing store.

Rise: Museum...?
Rise: Uh, so it's rare?

Kanji's mother: Well... I don't know if it's rare, but it's definitely not
                something that would be sold around here.

Kanji: Huh? If it's not sold, then where is somebody gonna get one? C'mon,
       lady, help us out here!

Kanji's mother: Don't talk to your mother like that!
Kanji's mother: I'm sorry I couldn't be any help. But I've really never seen
                anything like this.

Marie: ...Why do I have this?
Marie: Would I have been given it as a gift?

Kanji's mother: I'm not so sure about that.
Kanji's mother: Combs don't make very good gifts.
Kanji's mother: The word for comb, "kushi," has the sounds for the words for
                pain, "ku," and death, "shi."
Kanji's mother: It's an old belief that combs have the power to cause
                separation. But, I don't know if kids today care about that
                stuff.

Rise: Huh, I didn't know that. But now that you think about it, it does have
      those words in it...

Customer: Are you in, Tatsumi-san? May I have a word with you?

Kanji's mother: I'm coming. Just a moment, please.
Kanji's mother: Kanji, please see to our guests.
Kanji's mother: I need to speak with a customer. Please, make yourselves at
                home.

Kanji: "Pain" and "death," huh. Yeah, I guess I wouldn't want to give someone
       that.

Rise: She said "separation"? I didn't know that combs are actually bad luck.

Marie: Separation...?
Marie: Hmm...

Rise: Marie-chan, are you all right? Does your head hurt?

Kanji: Whoa, you okay? Sit your ass down and get some rest.

> Marie grimaces...

[Choices:]
- "Do you remember something?"
- "Does your stomach hurt?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Do you remember something?"]

Marie: I don't know...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Does your stomach hurt?"]

Marie: That's not it.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Marie: But... There's something.
Marie: Ugh, it's gone. I can't remember...
Marie: Something came up in my mind. I was almost about to recall it...

> Marie looks vexed...

Kanji: ...What, you can't remember? You don't remember anything about that
       comb?

Rise: Huh? Wait a second. That's not your comb...?

Marie: Don't worry about it. That's my problem.
Marie: This isn't a normal comb, huh? What did she say? A Moozium? A Galerry?
Marie: Maybe I'll remember something if we go to one of those.
Marie: You help, too.

> You can feel Marie's trust for you.
> You feel that your relationship with Marie has grown deeper...

> The Marie Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Aeon Arcana has grown!

Marie: I'm tired. I'm going home today, but let's continue this later.
Marie: Hey... It's foggy, huh.
Marie: ......
Marie: ...Well, it's nothing special.

> It seems Marie is bothered by the fog...
> There must be some reason why she would mention it...

Kanji: ...What's up with her?

Rise: Marie-chan's a bit mysterious...
Rise: Senpai, Marie-chan's leaving!

> After thanking Kanji and Rise, you escort Marie back to the Velvet Room...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Aeon Level 7 Skit][ASL07]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...
> You brought a contemplative Marie here...
> Fog has enveloped the area...

Marie: Fog, fog, fog... Fog everywhere. ...I'm tired of the fog.

> Marie seems irritated by the fog...
> What's wrong with her...?

Marie: *sigh* Whatever.
Marie: I don't get this... What am I supposed to do?
Marie: They lady at the store said this comb was something special.

[Choices:]
- "She said it was old."
- "She never saw anything like it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She said it was old."]

Marie: Yeah, she did. She also said that she's never seen one like this
       before.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She never saw anything like it."]

Marie: Yeah, she said that. She also said it's really old.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Marie: What did she say...? Moozium? Galarry? Would there be combs there?
Marie: ...That doesn't make sense. What are they going to use them for?

[Choices:]
- "They're works of art."
- "They're antiques."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["They're works of art."]

Marie: Works of art? You mean like paintings and those stone thingies.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["They're antiques."]

Marie: ...An-what? You mean, old and dirty things?

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Marie: Oh... But maybe it is. Just like those, this comb has no point.

> Marie seems impressed...

Marie: Do you know anyone who knows about stuff like that?

> Who around here would know about art and antiques...?

[Choices:]
- Old Man Daidara
- Old Lady Shiroku
- Aiya Owner

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Old Man Daidara]

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Old Lady Shiroku]

> But does the Shiroku Store handle art or antiques...?

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Aiya Owner]

> Aiya doesn't deal in antiques or art...

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> Come to think of it, the owner of Daidara considers himself an artist.
> He may know something about this rare comb...
> You told Marie about Daidara...

Marie: So there's someone who might know? Huh... This town has a ton of weird
       people here.
Marie: Well, let's go. Maybe we'll find something out.

> You decide to go to Daidara with Marie...

> Shopping District, Daidara...

Marie: They sell these? Who would buy them?

Teddie: Yuki-chan, wait for me! All this stuff is so h-heavy... Bearglh!

Yukiko: I knew it. Good day, Yu-kun, Marie-chan.

Teddie: Huhhhh!? Sensei! Emmy-chan!
Teddie: Ooooh! Looks like I've stumbled across a big scoop... Well? Welllll?

[Choices:]
- "It's not like that."
- "Are you two?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's not like that."]

Teddie: Oh, Sensei, I know that.
Teddie: You're not the kind of guy to sneak around and try to hide a girl
        behind your back on us.

Yukiko: Oh, Teddie. Of course he isn't! Hee hee!
Yukiko: ...Isn't that right, Yu-kun?

Teddie: Whoa... Yuki-chan looks so serious. Looks like a storm's a-bruin.

Yukiko: Huh? No, I'm just stating the obvious!
Yukiko: I'm buying supplies for the inn.
Yukiko: I ran into Teddie on the way, so I'm letting him carry everything.

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["Are you two?"]

Teddie: Oh, no! What should I do...?
Teddie: They're on to us, Yuki-chan!

Yukiko: I'm buying supplies for the inn.
Yukiko: I ran into Teddie on the way, so I'm letting him carry everything.

Teddie: Wha... Yuki-chan totally blew me off.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Teddie: ...It's all piled up next to the store. I can't carry another thing...

Marie: ...Who is this?

Teddie: How cruel...! Emmy-chan, have you already forgotten about little
        Teddie!?
Teddie: And after all that heavy petting you gave my fur...

Yukiko: Oh, that's right.
Yukiko: You've never met Teddie out of his costume yet...

Marie: ...Teddie? Oh... Kindness and fur.

Teddie: Correct! That's my Emmy-chan!
Teddie: This is love! This has to be the power of love!

Marie: ...Yeah, it's not.

Yukiko: What are you two doing here? Oh... Shopping, I guess?

[Choices:]
- "At this store?"
- "We're doing some research."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["At this store?"]

Yukiko: Huh? Why not? After all, we--oh.
Yukiko: I forgot... Normal people don't shop here.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["We're doing some research."]

Yukiko: I see. Uh... here?

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Marie: Hey, do you know what this is?

Teddie: Ho-ho, this is...

Yukiko: This is a very unique comb. What about it?

[Choices:]
- "We want to learn about it."
- "Do you know anything about it?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["We want to learn about it."]

Yukiko: Oh, I see. I don't know anything, though...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Do you know anything about it?"]

Yukiko: Huh? I... I'm sorry, I don't know anything.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Teddie: Me neither. I've never seen this before...
Teddie: But it's really pretty. Nice and shiny!

Yukiko: Ah, so that's why you're here? The owner does seem like he'd know
        about antiques.

Marie: I knew it... Will he know anything about it?

Yukiko: I'm not sure... But, let's ask and find out.

Teddie: All right! Leave the inbearogation to me!
Teddie: Hey, buddy, I got some questions.

Old Man Daidara: For me? Well, unless it's about art, you ain't getting any
                 answers.

Marie: Um... Do you know anything about this?

Old Man Daidara: A comb? I don't sell co--hm!?
Old Man Daidara: This here's a beaut. Good craftmanship. Pretty old, too...
Old Man Daidara: And yet, it doesn't show much wear. It's perfect... almost
                 too perfect. Where'd you get this?

Yukiko: Um... Do you know anything about this? We'd be grateful for anything
        you could tell us.

Old Man Daidara: Hrm... Nope.
Old Man Daidara: It's a comb, definitely, but whether it's just an accessory
                 or part of a festival... Heck, I don't even know when it was
                 made.

Marie: I see...

Old Man Daidara: Well, hold on there, missy. I can at least tell you what it's
                 made out of.
Old Man Daidara: This is... yeah, it's not your average bamboo.
Old Man Daidara: It's something similar to a rare type of bamboo that grows in
                 the Chugoku region, but...

Marie: But it's not?

Old Man Daidara: No. But it's definitely not normal bamboo. It's beautiful,
                 though... I'd almost think it's something from another
                 world...

Teddie: Another world? So what world is it from?

Marie: I don't understa--
Marie: ......!

> Marie looks like she's in pain...

[Choices:]
- "Are you all right?"
- "Don't strain yourself."
- "Do you remember something?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Are you all right?"]

Marie: I'm... un-all right. My head... it hurts...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't strain yourself."]

Marie: ...Yeah. I'm not. My head hurts...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Do you remember something?"]

Marie: ...Hold on. My head feels like it's splitting.

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Old Man Daidara: Whoa whoa whoa! Hold on there, missy, I have a first aid kit
                 around here somewhere...

Yukiko: I-I'll go look for some medicine, too! It may be faster to get some
        from a neighbor!

Teddie: Wait up, Yuki-chan! I'll go with you!

Marie: Ugh...
Marie: What is this...? What the heck...?
Marie: I don't get it. This is bugging me...!
Marie: Something pops up... then just disappears! Just when I had it...!

[Choices:]
- "Calm down."
- "Let's try again."
- "Take it easy."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Calm down."]

Marie: I know! I know, but...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's try again."]

Marie: I'm trying! I'm doing my best, but my head hurts...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Take it easy."]

Marie: I wasn't doing anything! My head just started hurting... and then...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Marie: It makes me angry... I still can't remember anything...!

> Marie is trying hard to regain her lost memory...
> You can sense Marie's urgency...

> The Marie Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Aeon Arcana has grown!

Marie: ...I'm going home. This sucks... My head hurts, it's foggy...
Marie: I wish this fog would just go the hell away.

> Marie seems irritated by the fog...
> What's wrong with her...?

> After thanking everyone, you escort Marie back to the Velvet Room...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Aeon Level 8 Skit][ASL08]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...
> You brought Marie here. She seems quiet...
> Fog has enveloped the area...

Marie: Fog again... It's always foggy... I hate this fog.

> Marie seems irritated by the fog...
> What's wrong with her...?

Marie: ......
Marie: Hey, I wanna see a dolphin. Bring out a dolphin.
Marie: I'm gonna count to three. By the time I get there, I'd better see a
       dolphin. You got it?

> Marie seems especially irritable today...

Marie: One... Two... Three. Hey. Where's my dolphin? Hellooooooo? ...This
       sucks.
Marie: *sigh*

[Choices:]
- "Does your head hurt again?"
- "What about the comb?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Does your head hurt again?"]

Marie: No, it doesn't. My head doesn't hurt as long as I don't think too much.

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["What about the comb?"]

Marie: I don't know. I don't want to think about it. My head doesn't hurt as
       long as I don't think too much.

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> Marie seems absent-minded...

Marie: ...It doesn't matter anymore. I stopped trying to remember.
Marie: There's no point in trying to look for any answers, and in the end I
       couldn't figure anything out anyway.

[Choices:]
- "Don't give up."
- "Are you giving up?"
- "Coward."

[Any choice results in the same dialogue.]

Marie: What can I do about it!? I can't remember... I can't remember anything!
Marie: Thinking makes my head hurt, and even if something comes up, it
       vanishes the next instant!
Marie: I hate this... Stupid! Jerk!
Marie: ......!
Marie: Just leave me alone...! I hate this... My head hurts...
Marie: All I want to do... is to just remember!

> You can sense Marie's heart-rending emotion...
> You feel like you understand Marie even more...

> The Marie Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Aeon Arcana has grown!

Marie: Forget it... I'm tired of it all. My memory, this fog...
Marie: ...I'm better off not knowing. I wish everything would just
       disappear...

> You take Marie back to the Velvet Room and go home...

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<>>-----[Aeon Level 9 Skit][ASL09]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> The hill overlooking town...
> You brought Marie here. She is surprisingly quiet...
> Fog has enveloped the area...

Marie: ......
Marie: It's foggy today, too...

> Marie is constantly bothered by the fog.
> What is bothering her...?

Marie: ...I'm actually scared that I can't remember anything.
Marie: Everything about me is borrowed...
Marie: Everything... is just on loan from that room.
Marie: If I return what I borrowed, I won't have anything left...
Marie: The name Marie, this body, this voice... They'll all fade away.
Marie: ...I feel like that's what'll happen to me.
Marie: So I thought... If only I could at least remember something.
Marie: But... I couldn't figure out anything.
Marie: It's really scary...
Marie: ......
Marie: Maybe I don't have any real memories to find...
Marie: ......
Marie: Hey... Is this that one place?
Marie: We came here after eating the... fsteak fskewers?
Marie: It really is nostalgic here...
Marie: ...I don't know why, but it feels like I've known this scenery since a
       long time ago.
Marie: And yet... the fog erases it all. ...You can't see anything.
Marie: I had fun then. Take me there again sometime, okay?

[Choices:]
- "You remember."
- "I thought you forgot."
- "That's a 'memory.'"

[All choices results in the same dialogue.]

Marie: Of course I remember, you stupidjerkfacetwer--
Marie: I remember... It's a memory.
Marie: A memory of you and me...
Marie: ......
Marie: Yeah... I remember.
Marie: Haha, I feel stupid now... It feels... incredible.

> Marie closes her eyes, as if reminiscing something...

Marie: Hey, can we make more? More memories...

[Choices:]
- "I'll help."
- "It's up to you."
- "Don't forget 'em."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll help."]

Marie: Dummy... Of course you will.
Marie: I can't make any without you...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's up to you."]

Marie: Jerk... Make them with me.
Marie: Please, I want to make them with you...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't forget 'em."]

Marie: Jerk... I won't forget them.
Marie: ...They're the dear memories I got from you.

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Marie: ...I don't have to hurry, huh? Even if I don't have memories, I can
       make more.
Marie: Haha, thank you... I'm sorry, it's just that I'm happy.

> It seems Marie has cheered up...
> You feel that your relationship with Marie has grown deeper...

> The Marie Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Aeon Arcana has grown!

Marie: Still, you really are a weird person.
Marie: You're so busy, and yet you still take time to take care of me.
Marie: ...Why do you do that?

> Marie looks at you with anticipation...

Marie: ...Why?

[Choices:]
- "Because I love you."
- "Because you're my friend."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because I love you."]

Marie: That's a lie.
Marie: ...I won't believe just words.

[Choices:]
- Hug her
- Don't hug her

<>>----------[Choice 1-1]--------------------------------------------------<<>

[Hug her]

Marie: ...Don't scare me like that, jerk.
Marie: I hate that part of you.
Marie: I really hate it...
Marie: ...I thought I hated it.

> You can feel Marie's heart pounding...
> There's no turning back...
> Your relationship with Marie has become intimate.

Marie: ......
Marie: ...I gain another memory.
Marie: Hey, stay like this for a little while longer.
Marie: So that... I won't forget.
Marie: It's okay, right...?

> After spending some time with Marie, you escort her back to the Velvet
  Room...

<>>----------[Choice 1-2]--------------------------------------------------<<>

[Don't hug her]

Marie: I knew it... It's okay, you don't have to pretend.
Marie: ...Thank you. I know I'm your "friend."
Marie: Look... I'm really counting on you. So let me say: stupid, I hate you.

> After spending some time with Marie, you escort her back to the Velvet
  Room...

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because you're my friend."]

Marie: Friend... I see, so this is what it means to have friends.
Marie: Thank you... I'm so happy. I'm your friend now.
Marie: Look... I'm really counting on you. So let me say: stupid, I hate you.

> You and Marie talk about everything that has happened as you escort her back
  to the Velvet Room...

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<>>-----[Aeon Level 10 Skit][ASL10]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[FRIENDS]

> Shopping District, Souzai Daigaku...
> At Marie's insistence, you have come here to eat steak skewers...
> Fog has enveloped the area...

Marie: Geez... Fog again...?
Marie: It really bugs me that it has to be foggy now...

> Marie is constantly being bothered by the fog.
> What is bothering her...?

Marie: It's tough, hard to bite into, and it got cold while I was still eating
       it.
Marie: ...It was tasty.
Marie: I remember it all from when we came here. This place, this taste, and
       you.
Marie: ......
Marie: This is a memory... A new memory, one that has no ties to who I was
       before.
Marie: I can feel it now.
Marie: ...It makes me happy.

> Marie smiles happily...

Marie: When we were looking at clothes, your friends told me something...
Marie: There are things that you can't do by yourself, but can do with
       others... That's true.
Marie: You gave me a new memory. You taught me that I don't need to be
       worried.
Marie: ...I wouldn't have been able to do that on my own. I only realized that
       because of you.

[Choices:]
- "I'm not hearing a 'Thank you.'"
- "It was fun."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm not hearing a 'Thank you.'"]

Marie: StupidjerkIhateyou.
Marie: I was getting around to it, until you had to be a jerk about it. But,
       thank you.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It was fun."]

Marie: ...I enjoyed it, too.
Marie: The outside world is fun... but that's not what made my time outside so
       enjoyable. It's because I was with you.

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> Marie smiles bashfully...

Marie: Hey... You can have this.

> Obtained Old Bamboo Comb.

Marie: I don't need to worry anymore. ...So I'm giving this to you.
Marie: Finding my memories, making new ones... Either way, I'll be with you,
       right?
Marie: So... I want you to have this.

> You feel Marie's strong trust in you...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Kaguya, the ultimate form
  of the Aeon Arcana...

> The Marie Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Marie Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Aeon Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Aeon Social Link, you can now fuse Kaguya, the Moonlit
  Night's Vistor!

Marie: Good. Next! Let's go visit a bunch of new places!
Marie: I want to go to a beach, and on a mountain, and... and... um...
Marie: Whatever. You figure it out.
Marie: I'll leave EVERYTHING to you!

> You accompanied Marie to a number of different places...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Aeon Level 10 Skit][ASL10]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[LOVERS]

> Your room...
> You brought Marie to your room...

Marie: Hmmm...
Marie: Hehhh...
Marie: Huhhh...

> Marie is looking around your room...

[Choices:]
- "What's wrong?"
- "Bored?"
- "Don't snoop around."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What's wrong?"]

Marie: I'm trying to memorize what your room is like. That's all.
Marie: So this is where you live. ...It feels kinda funny.

> Marie seems deeply moved...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Bored?"]

Marie: I'm not bored. It's just that there's a lot of funny stuff here.
Marie: What do you use these for? Tell me about them later, okay?

> Marie seems very interested...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't snoop around."]

Marie: Is there something you don't want me to see?
Marie: I hate that kind of stuff. I'm going to find out everything about you.

> Marie seems to be enjoying herself...

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Marie: Okay...
Marie: ...I now have another memory.
Marie: A new memory that doesn't have anything to do with the old me...
Marie: It really does make me happy...
Marie: Look...
Marie: I couldn't remember anything. I was fretting, anxious...
Marie: I took it out on you... I'm sorry.
Marie: But... I'm okay now.
Marie: Let's make lots of memories...
Marie: Memories so fun, I won't care about the past anymore.

[Choices:]
- "Leave it to me."
- "Lots of memories won't do it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Leave it to me."]

Marie: *giggle* Well, yeah. I can't do it without you.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Lots of memories won't do it."]

Marie: *giggle* That's not enough? Then, I'll let you figure out what to do.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Marie: So... You'd better lead the way.

> Marie smiles devilishly...

Marie: Oh yeah... Here.
Marie: I don't need to worry anymore. ...So I'm giving this to you.

> Obtained Old Bamboo Comb.

Marie: Finding my memories, making new ones... Either way, I'll be with you,
       right?
Marie: So... I want you to have this.

> You can sense Marie's passionate love...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Kaguya, the ultimate form
  of the Aeon Arcana...

> The Marie Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Marie Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Aeon Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Aeon Social Link, you can now fuse Kaguya, the Moonlit
  Night's Vistor!

Marie: People see what they want to see, and believe what they want to
       believe...
Marie: But... I know you're different.
Marie: No matter how thick the fog is, even if you're misguided by lies and
       illusions, I know you can find "the truth."
Marie: ...I'm cheering for you.
Marie: So... What do we do?
Marie: You're going to make new memories with me, right?
Marie: Memories of the two of us...

> You and Marie spent a long time together...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Chariot Social Link][CSL]=========================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Chie Satonaka Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Chariot Level 1 Skit][CSL01]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Yosuke: I wonder how Chie's doing.
Yosuke: Too much stuff happened yesterday. I hope she's back to her usual
        self...

[Chie enters the classroom.]

Chie: Oh, mornin'.

[Choices:]
- "Morning."
- "You okay?"
- "Did you sleep well?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Morning."]

Chie: Yep.
Chie: ......

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You okay?"]

Chie: Yep.
Chie: ......

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Did you sleep well?"]

Chie: Yep. I was out cold until this morning.
Chie: ......

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: Um... Thanks for everything yesterday.
Chie: It's kinda embarrassing, ya know?
Chie: You two were right there to see my hidden feelings and all...

Yosuke: Don't sweat it.

Chie: The same thing happened to Yosuke, right?
Chie: Soooo... what was it like?

Yosuke: Huh? Uhhh, how should I put this...
Yosuke: Oh, I nearly forgot! None of that happened when yours awakened, huh?
Yosuke: Hmmm, could that be because you've got nothing to hide?

Chie: Oh? So nothing happened for you?
Chie: I gotta agree that you seem like a pretty open guy. There's a funny air
      about you...
Chie: I dunno, I guess that's what draws people to you, or something like
      that.

[Choices:]
- "Was that a compliment?"
- "Want me to bare it all?"
- "Falling for me, huh?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Was that a compliment?"]

Chie: Haha, yep, it's a compliment.

Yosuke: Uh... if you say so...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Want me to bare it all?"]

Chie: Wha--Hey, wh-what're you talking about!?

Yosuke: Don't do it! You'll get arrested again!

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Falling for me, huh?"]

Chie: Whoa... Maybe you are my type.

Yosuke: Gimme a break...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: Anyways, what's most important right now is to rescue Yukiko.
Chie: I'm dead set on coming. Remember... You promised.

[School bell rings.]

Yosuke: Oh crap, I still haven't gone to the bathroom!

[Yosuke runs off.]

Chie: Hey, um...
Chie: Th-Thanks for saving me...
Chie: Yosuke's cool and all, but...
Chie: There really is something idfferent about you. I feel like you won't let
      me down...

> You sense Chie's gratitude to you...
> You feel a faint bond forming between you and Chie...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Chariot Arcana...

> You have established the Chie Satonaka Social Link of the Chariot Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Chariot Arcana!
> Chie's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Chie can now wake up a knocked-down ally during battle!

> You haven't yet asked Chie for her contact information.

[Choices:]
- Ask her straight out
- Say it's for the investigation

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Ask her straight out]

Chie: Wha...? Oh... right. You'll need this from now on, huh? Okay, then.
Chie: Feel free to call whenever...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Say it's for the investigation]

Chie: Oh... right. You'll need this from now on, huh?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You exchanged cell numbers with Chie.

Chie: We have to be careful of the fog that sets in after the rain, right?
      Let's save her before that happens!

> After the rain continues for a while, it may become foggy...
> You must train yourself as much as possible until then...
> You should go to the Junes food court on days that you want to explore the
  other world...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Chariot Level 2 Skit][CSL02]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...

Chie: Hmmm, this looks like a good spot.
Chie: Y'know, for training!
Chie: I need to hone my kicking skills, or I won't be able to use them in
      battle.
Chie: I tried practicing at home... But my mom and dad yelled at me for
      putting a hole in the shoji.
Chie: Still, now's the time to train, right!?

[Choices:]
- "Right."
- "For what...?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Right."]

Chie: You think so, too!?

> Chie looks really happy.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["For what...?"]

Chie: C'mon, you know! I, uh... Actually, I'm not sure!
Chie: But if there's no harm in it--Well, why not?

> Chie looks discomfited.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: Soooo... Let's train together!
Chie: ...No?

[Choices:]
- "I'm cool with it."
- "I guess so..."
- "What a pain."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm cool with it."]

Chie: Yesss! Thanks, Yu-kun!

> Chie looks really happy.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I guess so..."]

Chie: So... you don't mind?
Chie: Thanks, Yu-kun!

> Chie looks happy.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What a pain."]

Chie: Oh, you're right! Guess there's no reason for you to master your kicking
      technique, huh?
Chie: So, like... swinging, then?
Chie: You should practice swinging a golf club. I think you'd get stronger if
      you could wave it around like lightning.

> Chie is determined...
> ...You reluctantly agreed.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: That thing... Y'know, from that time? I mean the Shadow that came out of
      me.
Chie: I feel pathetic knowing that's another "me."
Chie: Makes me feel like I gotta work harder!
Chie: Allllright, let's do it!
Chie: Between you and me, we'll be unstoppable!

> This marks the beginning of your training with Chie.
> You feel your relationship with Chie has grown a bit deeper...

> The Chie Satonaka Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Chariot Arcana has grown!
> Chie's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Chie: Let's start today with frog leaps!
Chie: C'mon, you try some!

> You trained with Chie for a while and walked partway home with her.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Chariot Level 3 Skit][CSL03]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa River...
> You decided to train with Chie.

Chie: Allllright! Today's the day!

> Chie is enthusiastic today as well.

[Nanako approaches.]

Nanako: Huh?

Chie: Oh, Nanako-chan!

Nanako: What are you doing?

Chie: Hm? Training, of course!

Nanako: Training...
Nanako: Who are you fighting with, Chie?

Chie: Hmmm...
Chie: Myself... I guess...?
Chie: ...Heheh, just kidding!

Nanako: Wow, cool!

Chie: Y-You think...? Hahaha...

Nanako: ...Oh, a grasshopper!

Chie: Huh!? N-No way! Wh-Where!?

Nanako: It just landed on your back.

Chie: Ahhhhhh!
Chie: Get if off! Get if off me!

> Nanako took the grasshopper off Chie's back.

Nanako: ...You don't like grasshoppers?

Chie: I'm no good with anything with thin, jointed legs! Or anything creepy or
      squirmy!
Chie: Ack, now I can't get 'em out of my mind! I can't stand those things!

Nanako: But they're cute...

Chie: ...You're like Yukiko.
Chie: Oh, see, 'cause Yukiko's fine around bugs.
Chie: But me, I totally lose it... Kinda funny, huh?

[Choices:]
- "It's cute."
- "It's very feminine."
- "It's hilarious."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's cute."]

Chie: Uh, hey... Wh-What're you saying!?

> Chie is panicking.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's very feminine."]

Chie: Th-That's not true!
Chie: It's not...

> Somehow, Chie looks happy.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's hilarious."]

Chie: Doesn't really fit my image, does it?

> Chie is laughing...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: A lot of kids in my class don't like bugs.
Nanako: It's not just you. Don't worry!

Chie: Nanako-chan... Ooh, you don't know how happy that makes me. Thanks!
Chie: C'mon, you wanna train too?

Nanako: Okay!

Chie: Let's start with form. I'll teach you a kata...

> Chie and Nanako began training...

> ...You sent Nanako home before it got dark.

Chie: I'm gonna get over my fear of bugs. I don't wanna look like a sissy next
      to Nanako-chan!
Chie: All I have to do is think of them as Shadows! Then I'll be able to grab
      a whole fistful!
Chie: ......
Chie: I-I just gave myself goosebumps...
Chie: G-Getting used to bugs might take a while, but I won't lose to Shadows!

> You felt Chie's burning passion...
> You feel your relationship with Chie has grown yet deeper...

> The Chie Satonaka Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Chariot Arcana has grown!
> Chie's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Chie can now perform a follow-up attack during battle!

> After finishing your training, you walked partway home with Chie.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Chariot Level 4 Skit][CSL04]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...
> You decided to train with Chie.

Chie: Whew. Let's call it a day.

Unfamiliar guy: Huh? It's Chie. Whatcha doing?

Chie: T-Takeshi...!?
Chie: W-Well... training! I'm working out!

Unfamiliar guy: Huh? When're you gonna graduate to being king of the hill?

Chie: K-King of the hill...?

Unfamiliar guy: In kindergarten it was the Runt Gang, in elementary school you
                were an Ally of Justice...
Unfamiliar guy: Middle school, it was the Vanguards of the Lunch Revolution,
                wasn't it?
Unfamiliar guy: Haha, so... What is it now? You a Protector of Earth's Peace?

Chie: W-Well...

[Choices:]
- "Exactly."
- "None of your business."
- "Quit bagging on her."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Exactly."]

Chie: Huh...?

> Chie is surprised.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["None of your business."]

Chie: Yu-kun...

> Chie is surprised.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Quit bagging on her."]

Chie: Huh...? Wait, what're you saying?

> Chie is in a panic.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Unfamiliar guy: Oh, uhhh... I didn't mean that in a mean way.
Unfamiliar guy: I'm Takeshi Kouno. I was with Chie up until middle school.

Takeshi: ...I'm not gonna get in you guys' way.

Chie: Hey, what are you...?

Takeshi: Oh, how's Yukiko-san doing...? Does she have a boyfriend yet...?

Chie: ...She's fine, and I don't think so.

Takeshi: I see. Cool, cool.
Takeshi: She still good-looking? Maybe I should try for her again...

Chie: ......

Takeshi: I'll see you later. Say hi to Yukiko-san for me.

[Takeshi leaves.]

> Chie looks somewhat sad to see Takeshi leave...
> What should you do...?

[Choices:]
- Crack a joke
- Badmouth Takeshi
- Hold Chie's hand

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Crack a joke]

> You pulled out your best joke...
> You showed Chie your impression of a different Takeshi...

Chie: ......
Chie: Hahaha! What, was that supposed to sound like him!?

> Chie is laughing hysterically.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Badmouth Takeshi]

Chie: Huh? C'mon, dude. He's not that bad of a guy.
Chie: ...Are you worrying about me?

> Chie laughs awkwardly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Hold Chie's hand]

Chie: Huh? Wh-What!?
Chie: Oh, a-a match!? You wanna spar!?
Chie: Hahaha... Don't scare me like that... I-I won't hold back, y'know?

> Chie's face is red with panic...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: I-I'm sorry. He really is rude, huh?
Chie: Seriously... He was always starting at Yukiko...
Chie: H-Hey, don't get me wrong. He's nothing but an old classmate to me!
Chie: We're just friends, y'know...? We used to get that a lot, though/

> Chie smiles somewhat sadly...
> You felt that you learned something about Chie...
> You feel your relationship with Chie has grown deeper...

> The Chie Satonaka Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Chariot Arcana has grown!
> Chie's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Chie: ...But that's all in the past!
Chie: Let's head home.

> You talked with Chie about various things while walking home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Chariot Level 5 Skit][CSL05]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You decided to go eat with Chie after training.
> Central shopping district, Chinese Diner Aiya...

Chie: Mmmm... The meat and rice just flow through my veins...

[Choices:]
- "Wolfing it down, huh?"
- "Looks delicious."
- "You look so happy."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Wolfing it down, huh?"]

Chie: The key to keeping up your energy is food, sleep, and activity!

> Chie looks like she's having a good time.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Looks delicious."]

Chie: I can't recommend the steak bowl enough!
Chie: Their sauce is to die for!

> A huge smile spread over Chie's face.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You look so happy."]

Chie: On the happiness scale, it's up there with watching action movies...

> Chie drifts into a blissful reverie...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: I need to work hard and pump myself up, or else I can't pull us out of a
      jam, right?
Chie: Especially Yukiko... I need to be able to protect her...
Chie: ......
Chie: I hope she's not straining herself. Makes you worry, huh?

[Choices:]
- "I'll look out for her."
- "Yukiko isn't that weak."
- "I worry more for you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll look out for her."]

Chie: Thanks... That's what makes you the leader...

> Chie seems relieved...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yukiko isn't that weak."]

Chie: You think...?

> Chie doesn't seem fully convinced...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I worry more for you."]

> Your Understanding has increased.

Chie: Huh... M-Me?
Chie: B-But I'm fine! I mean, I've been training and everything!

> Chie seems a bit embarrassed.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: I'll make myself stronger! For Yukiko, too!
Chie: So keep it up, Leader!
Chie: I know me and Yosuke joke around with you a lot...
Chie: But we're all counting on you... Heheh...

> You can sense Chie's burning passion...
> You feel your relationship with Chie has grown yet deeper...

> The Chie Satonaka Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Chariot Arcana has grown!
> Chie's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Chie can now cure severe ailments during battle!

Chie: ...All this talking is making me hungry.
Chie: 'Scuse me! Another fried rice with meat, please!
Chie: How about you?

> You talked with Chie for a while...

> You walked home partway with Chie.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Chariot Level 6 Skit][CSL06]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Souzai Daigaku...
> You finished today's training and came here with Chie...

Chie: Have you had the steak skewers? The meat is tender and delicious, and
      they hardly cost anything!
Chie: ...It might not even be cow meat.
Chie: Just kidding... Whoa, thinking about it, that's kinda gross, haha...

Chie: The police are here...
Chie: Th-Then is this place really serving fake meat...?

Police officer: Excuse me.

Chie: Y-Yes? I haven't eaten any of the meat today, I swear!

Police officer: Lately, there's been several incidents with a group of
                teenagers bullying people around here.

Chie: ...Bullying?

Police officer: Extortion, if you will.
Police officer: Have you seen anyone suspicious?

Chie: N-No, no one in particular...

Police officer: Hmmm, I see... Well, you two be careful then.

[The police officer leaves.]

Chie: I'm glad it wasn't the meat...
Chie: ...But still, bullying!?
Chie: What cowards, ganging up on the weak like that!

[Choices:]
- "Exactly."
- "It's eat or be eaten."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Exactly."]

Chie: It's so cruel! And stupid!

> Chie is outraged...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's eat or be eaten."]

Chie: E-Eat!? I-I guess that's just how it is...
Chie: Wait, no! We can't just let this happen!

> Chie is outraged...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: We'll grab 'em and make them apologize! Right, Leader?

[Choices:]
- "Of course."
- "Let the police handle it."
- "What a pain..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Of course."]

Chie: I knew you'd say that!

> Chie looks happy.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let the police handle it."]

Chie: But we can't just let them go...! It's happening in our town!

> Chie is outraged...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What a pain..."]

Chie: Hmmm... But I can't pretend not to notice. It's happening in our town...

> Chie looks unhappy.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: Mowing down villains and saving the weak, a lone female fighter
      stands...
Chie: To protect the town's peace, she throws herself into the battlefield,
      unbeknownst to all...!
Chie: ......
Chie: Ooh, yeah! That sounds cool!
Chie: Yu-kun, leave it to me!

Chie: Though I'd feel better about it if you helped...
Chie: And it'd make me... kinda happy...
Chie: ......

> Chie seems somewhat embarrassed...
> You feel your relationship with Chie has grown yet deeper...

> The Chie Satonaka Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Chariot Arcana has grown!
> Chie's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Chie: Alright, first, let's eat!
Chie: "Don't think. Feel..." right? Actually in this case, would it be, "Don't
      think. Eat..."?

> You walked back home with Chie, eating steak skewers.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Chariot Level 7 Skit][CSL07]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Central shopping district, in front of Chinese Diner Aiya...
> You finished today's training and decided to stop by with Chie...

Chie: Steak bowl or a combo plate... The ultimate decision...

Familiar voice: S-Stop it...!

Threatening voice: Shut up, dumbass.

Young man's voice: Yeah, that's right. We all know it's time to cough up.
Young man's voice: What? That's it? Quit bullshitting us.

Chie: Th-That voice... It can't be...!
Chie: Let's go, Yu-kun!

[Both of you run towards the voices.]

Chie: Takeshi...!?

Punk: Hey, someone's here.

Punk leader: Whatever. Let's take their money while we're at it.

Punk: This guy only had 1,000 yen on him.

Takeshi: Ch-Chie!

Punk: Hey!

Punk leader: Whaddaya runni' for? Gonna hide behind a girl, huh?

Chie: Are you all right?

Takeshi: I-I'm fine...
Takeshi: Y-You've always been good at stuff like this!
Takeshi: Th-They took all my money. You're gonna get them for me, right!?

Chie: Well, it does tick me off!!
Chie: Hey, cowards! Ganging up on one guy... You oughtta be ashamed!

Takeshi: T-Take care of them for me!

[Takeshi runs off.]

Chie: Uh, wow, that was fast!
Chie: ...Sheesh!
Chie: C'mon, what's the matter? Let's throw down!

Punk leader: Huh? What's with this bitch? 
Punk leader: Y'think you're all that? I ain't afraid to hit a girl... We'll
             kick your ass!

> The punks are aggravated by Chie's taunt...
> Things aren't looking good... 

[Choices:]
- Hold Chie back
- Fight them yourself

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Hold Chie back]

Chie: Wha--Stop that!

> Chie seems angry...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Fight them yourself]

Chie: Huh...? Yu-kun?

> Chie seems discontent...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Punk leader: What a pain in the ass...

Punk: Yo, that guy who ran away might call the cops.

Punk leader: Screw this. Let's go.

Chie: Hey, hold on! Wait!!
Chie: ......
Chie: What the heck...
Chie: Running away when you step in.
Chie: ......
Chie: ...Why'd you butt in?
Chie: What, you thought you couldn't leave it up to me!? I could've handled
      them myself!
Chie: ...Sorry.
Chie: I charged in by myself... Caused you trouble...

[Choices:]
- "It's no trouble."
- "I'm used to it."
- "Just think next time."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's no trouble."]

Chie: ...Thanks.

> Chie looks apologetic...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm used to it."]

Chie: Hahaha... Harsh, dude.

> Chie is laughing weakly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Just think next time."]

Chie: I'm sorry.

> Chie looks apologetic...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: You're right, huh? I gotta remember I'm not alone...
Chie: It's always like that. Everyone's doing their best...
Chie: Then I start to worry that it's all up to me... and I've gotta work
      harder...
Chie: I worry that someday, I'll end up causing even more trouble, like I did
      today...
Chie: Haha... I'm so stupid.

> It seems Chie regrets her grandstanding...
> You felt Chie's quiet passion...

> The Chie Satonaka Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Chariot Arcana has grown!
> Chie's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Chie can now endure a mortal blow during battle!

Chie: Yu-kun... Thank you.
Chie: Umm...
Chie: ......
Chie: N-Never mind!
Chie: ......
Chie: I need to work harder, huh? Why am I moping...?
Chie: I'll think about it some.
Chie: ...Though I'm not too smart!

> You walked home partway with Chie.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Chariot Level 8 Skit][CSL08]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...
> You decided to train with Chie.

Chie: In the movie I watched the other day, this guy knocked down a tree using
      only his leg!
Chie: How does someone kick that hard...? Just practice?

Takeshi: Ch-Chie!

Chie: Oh, hey Takeshi...
Chie: W-Were you robbed again?

Takeshi: No...
Takeshi: I took off right after that, right? So I thought I'd apologize...

Chie: ...Why don't you be a man and admit you ran away?

Takeshi: Wh-What...? Were you this anal before?
Takeshi: Tch, if you lose that sunny attitude, you won't have anything left.

Chie: ...Shut up!

Takeshi: Speaking of which... What's up with Yukiko-san?
Takeshi: I saw her with you the other day...
Takeshe: She seemed weirdly cheerful... She had this funky laugh, y'know...?

Chie: That funky laugh... That's how she really is.

Takeshi: Oh, you've rubbed off on her, huh? I can't believe it...
Takeshi: That's not Yukiko-san... She was better gloomy...

Chie: ......
Chie: ...Look. If you get into trouble again, I'll step in and help.

Takeshi: ...Huh? Oh, uh... Thanks...

Chie: So why don't you shut your mouth about Yukiko!?
Chie: You don't know anything about her! She's a good person, got it!?

Takeshi: Wh-What the hell?

[Takeshi leaves.]

Chie: I just remembered...
Chie: Way back, I saw Yukiko sitting by the road, holding a dog. I asked her
      what's up and she said she ran away from home...
Chie: She'd picked up the dog, but her parents told her she couldn't have a
      pet, and that she'd have to get rid of it...
Chie: She looked like she was dead or something... I tried everything I could
      think of to make her laugh.
Chie: And that's how we became friends...
Chie: From that moment on... I told myself I'd protect Yukiko...
Chie: But... Somewhere along the way, I messed up, and that Shadow popped
      out...
Chie: After that, I thought I'd try to focus on what's good about me.
Chie: I swore to quit being nothing but the girl Yukiko can rely on...
Chie: So... I just tried my best.
Chie: At finding the culprit and stuff... just generally being more
      reliable... That's all.
Chie: ......
Chie: I feel like I missed the point...

[Choices:]
- "There's still time."
- "That's the first step."
- "It's hard to face yourself."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["There's still time."]

Chie: Thanks.
Chie: ...You're too kind.

> Chie is smiling weakly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's the first step."]

Chie: ...Thanks. You're too kind.
Chie: Maybe... half a step?

> Chie is smiling happily.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's hard to face yourself."]

Chie: Is it like that for you, too?
Chie: ......
Chie: Are you trying to cheer me up?

> Chie is smiling happily.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: I wonder if there's anyone out there... who can say, "This is what makes
      me worthwhile!"
Chie: I guess everyone's looking for it...

> Chie was able to take a step forward and face herself.
> You feel your relationship with Chie has grown yet deeper...

> The Chie Satonaka Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Chariot Arcana has grown!
> Chie's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Chie: Oh yeah... That dog Yukiko picked up? It's gotten really fat at my
      place.
Chie: Come by and see it sometime! It smells, but it's cute!
Chie: ...Maybe I'll walk it over to your house.

> You talked with Chie about various things while going home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Chariot Level 9 Skit][CSL09]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Central shopping district, in front of Chinese diner Aiya...
> You finished today's training and decided to stop by with Chie...

Chie: Today is steak bowl day! Just you wait!

Kid's voice: I-I don't have any more...

Chie: D-Don't tell me they're at it again!?
Chie: Let's go!

Chie: What are you up to!?

Punk: Huh? Aw, not her again.

Punk leader: Heheh, I know how to handle this bitch.

Punk: Huhuhuh! You look like you have something planned!

Crying kid: H-Help...

Punk leader: Hear that, "Chie-chan"? He wants help.

Chie: How do you know my name...?

Punk leader: We ran into the guy you saved last time... Had a friendly 
             conversation.
Punk leader: He told us all kinds of stuff. Like where you live, and about
             that precious "Yukiko-chan" of yours.

Chie: ...What are you trying to pull!?

Punk leader: Oh, I'm just gonna have a little chat with this kid. Stay put,
             okay?
Punk leader: 'Cause who knows what'll happen to "Yukiko-san" if you get in our
             way...?

Punk: Hehuhuh! Man, that's nasty!

Chie: Why, you...!!

Crying kid: *sniff*

> Things aren't looking good...

[Choices:]
- Let Chie do her thing
- Shield Chie
- Fight with Chie

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Let Chie do her thing]

Chie: Alright, so it's okay to rip these punks a new one!?

> Chie seems agitated...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Shield Chie]

Chie: Wait... Leave this to me!

> Chie is spitting mad...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Fight with Chie]

Chie: Yeah... We can't let these guys get away!

> Chie is spitting mad...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Punk leader: You sure about that? So you don't care what happens to your loved
             ones?

Chie: Rrrgh... Fine, then hit me!
Chie: You're pissed at me, right!? Then why don't you just take a swing at me?
Chie: I won't fight back. Be my guest!
Chie: The face, the gut, just pick a target! As hard as you want!
Chie: C'mon!!

Punk leader: ...Freak.

Punk: What's with this bitch... She for real? Whatever, man... Let's go...

Crying kid: M-Miss... Thank you...

Chie: ......
Chie: Huh? Oh, no, don't worry about it!

> The child ran off...

Chie: *sigh* My heart's still pounding...
Chie: ...Was that stupid of me?

[Choices:]
- "It all turned out okay."
- "You protected that kid."
- "That was reckless."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It all turned out okay."]

Chie: Yeah... I'm glad he's safe.
Chie: I'll keep watch on Yukiko for awhile, so don't worry about that.

> Chie is nodding seriously.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You protected that kid."]

Chie: ...Thanks.

> It seems Chie is embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That was reckless."]

Chie: Hmm... maybe I did kinda lost it.

> Chie is smiling wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: It might've been stupid, but I wanted to save them...
Chie: That kid, Yukiko...
Chie: How I feel about this isn't fake. I really want to protect them...

> Chie is smiling gently...
> You feel your relationship with Chie has grown yet deeper...

> The Chie Satonaka Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Chariot Arcana has grown!
> Chie's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Chie can now take a mortal blow for you in battle!

Chie: ......
Chie: Um, well...
Chie: I also want to protect you...
Chie: I might be a little flaky... And maybe you don't even need protecting...
Chie: But... I...
Chie: I want to protect you...
Chie: ......

> ...The mood is right.
> What should you do...?

[Choices:]
- "Will you be my girlfriend?"
- "I'm counting on you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Will you be my girlfriend?"]

Chie: Huh...!?
Chie: Ummm...
Chie: ......
Chie: Okay...
Chie: You sure? This is me we're talking about...

> Chie is blushing...
> ......
> There's no turning back...
> Your relationship with Chie has become intimate.

Chie: Th-Then...
Chie: Awww, th-this is embarrassing!

> You spent a long while with Chie...

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm counting on you."]

Chie: ...Yep. I'm counting on you!
Chie: So, let's have some steak!

> You ate with Chie and went home together.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Chariot Level 10 Skit][CSL10]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[FRIENDS]

> Samegawa riverbank...
> You trained with Chie like always.

Chie: Okay! I think that's enough for today!

> Chie seems more enthusiastic than usual today.

Chie: Yeah... I feel like I haven't been on-form in a while!
Chie: Hey, uh... there's something I want to tell you. Something I've been
      thinking about all this time.
Chie: ...I still don't have a clue what my good points are.
Chie: But... I thought I could just keep on searching.
Chie: I just want to protect people. And to do it, I'll stand up and fight.
Chie: I'm going to fight alongside you till the very end.
Chie: I mean... we'll always be friends!

[Choices:]
- "Of course."
- "Maybe not always."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Of course."]

Chie: Yeah!

> Chie is smiling gently.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Maybe not always."]

Chie: Ooh, you mean you're interested in me in other ways...?
Chie: ...J-Just kidding!

> Chie is laughing merrily.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: This is from me to you.

> You obtained Wristbands.

Chie: Oh, and it's new, so it's clean!
Chie: It makes a matching pair with mine. Hahaha...
Chie: ...I think this "power" of mine is what I wanted all along.
Chie: The power to protect everyone...
Chie: I understand now. I'm not supposed to use it to become more
      self-reliant...
Chie: I'm suppose to use this power to protect people... Yukiko, my friends,
      my family, this town... and you.

> Chie's strong will that allowed her to accept and overcome her weakness has
  awakened her heart's true power...
> Chie's Persona has been reborn...!
> Tomoe has transfigured into Suzuka Gongen!

Chie: My... new power...
Chie: ...I have you to thank for this.
Chie: No matter how far apart we may be in the future, we'll be okay.
Chie: This feeling won't ever change...

> You can sense Chie's strong resolve.
> You feel a tight bond between you and Chie...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Futsunushi, the ultimate form
  of the Chariot Arcana...

> The Chie Satonaka Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Chie Satonaka Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Chariot Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Chariot Social Link, you can now fuse Futsunushi, the
  Divine Sword!
> Chie's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Chie: Alright then, my body and mind are all worn out! Let's go get some meat,
      and I mean the good stuff!

> You went on a meat-eater's tour of Inaba with Chie...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Chariot Level 10 Skit][CSL10]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[LOVERS]

> Your room...
> Chie begged to see it after training, so you brought her here...

Chie: Hmmm... So this is your room.
Chie: It's pretty clean... Trying to keep the place tidy for when you move
      out?
Chie: ......
Chie: Oh, w-well, how did the room you had back home look?

[Choices:]
- "It was cleaner."
- "It was messier."
- "It was about the same."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It was cleaner."]

Chie: Huh!? It was neater than this!?

> Chie is looking at you in awe...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It was messier."]

Chie: Hahaha, yeah? That makes me feel better.

> Chie looks a bit happy.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It was about the same."]

Chie: Oh... I wish I could see what it looked like.

> Chie looks somewhat embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: My room's covered with posters and stuff. It's a complete mess.
Chie: Hahaha...
Chie: ......
Chie: Oh, u-ummm...
Chie: I-I'm sorry to barge in like this...

> Chie seems to be panicking for some reason...

Chie: Well... see, there's something I want you to hear. Only you...
Chie: Ummm...
Chie: ...I still don't have a clue what my good points are.
Chie: But... I thought I could just keep on searching.
Chie: I was thinking... maybe both of us together...

[Choices:]
- "That sounds good."
- "You're on your own."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That sounds good."]

Chie: ...Yeah!

> Chie looks somewhat embarrassed.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're on your own."]

Chie: ...Wh-Why do you have to be so mean!?
Chie: Don't make me smack you!!

> Chie's face is completely red...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: So, here...
Chie: From me to you.

> You obtained Wristbands.

Chie: Oh, and it's new, so it's clean!
Chie: It makes a matching pair with mine. Hahaha...
Chie: ...I think this "power" of mine is what I wanted all along.
Chie: The power to protect everyone...
Chie: I understand now. I'm not supposed to use it to become more
      self-reliant...
Chie: I'm suppose to use this power to protect people... Yukiko, my friends,
      my family, this town... and you.

> Chie's strong will that allowed her to accept and overcome her weakness has
  awakened her heart's true power...
> Chie's Persona has been reborn...!
> Tomoe has transfigured into Suzuka Gongen!

Chie: My... new power...
Chie: ...I have you to thank for this.
Chie: I love you.

> You can sense Chie's intense love...
> You feel a tight bond between you and Chie...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Futsunushi, the ultimate form
  of the Chariot Arcana...

> The Chie Satonaka Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Chie Satonaka Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Chariot Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Chariot Social Link, you can now fuse Futsunushi, the
  Divine Sword!
> Chie's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

> Chie is fidgeting...
> What should you do...?

[Choices:]
- Hug her
- Do nothing

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Hug her]

Chie: I-I just got done with training...
Chie: And I'm still all sweaty...
Chie: W-Wait! Uh, that's not what I meant...
Chie: Wh-What am I saying...?

[Choices:]
- "Don't worry about it."
- "That's just like you."

<>>----------[Choice 1-1]--------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't worry about it."]

Chie: But...
Chie: ......
Chie: ...Idiot.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>----------[Choice 1-2]--------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's just like you."]

Chie: What do you mean, it's "just like me"...?
Chie: ...Idiot.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Do nothing]

Chie: S... Say something...
Chie: ...Idiot.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You passed a long while with Chie.
> ......
> It has gotten dark, so you walked Chie to her house...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Chariot EX Skit][CSLEX]-------------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...
> You decided to train with Chie...

Chie: Heheh, my moves are as sharp as always!
Chie: I guess this is more my thing after all.
Chie: My shoulders were still because I've been doing stuff lately that I'm
      not used to.

[Choices:]
- "Stuff you're not used to?"
- "You want a massage?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Stuff you're not used to?"]

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You want a massage?"]

Chie: Huh? No, that's okay! No thanks!
Chie: When Yukiko gave me one the other day, I got so ticklish that I almost
      died laughing!

> Chie seems flustered...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: Actually, I was...
Chie: ...You promise you won't laugh?
Chie: I was studying... and stuff...

[Choices:]
- "What happened?"
- "Don't push yourself too hard."
- "You're joking, right?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What happened?"]

Chie: Hehehe...

> Chie seems embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't push yourself too hard."]

Chie: I'm not pushing myself too hard!
Chie: ...I'm still keeping at it.

> Chie is pouting...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're joking, right?"]

Chie: Ahaha! This is me we're talking about, after all! But nope, it's no
      joke!
Chie: Ahhh... haha...

> Chie is sighing...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: I started to think... studying's kind of fun. Just a little bit.
Chie: Thinking about Adachi-san made me wonder if he was just weird.
Chie: But then I thought, if my life had been different, I could have been
      just like him. ...Maybe everybody could.
Chie: I realized that no matter how trivial something seems, it's related to
      my life, and that scared me...
Chie: That's why during history class, it hit me suddenly that the history we
      were studying was all connected to me.
Chie: The people back then, the things they did, their culture... it's all
      connected, and it's tied to me too.
Chie: It's not just something that happened a long time ago in a faraway
      country. Real people laughed, cried... and died there.
Chie: Math and physics, too... they may not make any sense to me, but they're
      things I can use to help me understand the world.
Chie: And when I thought about them that way, I got the urge to study
      harder...
Chie: But it still didn't make any sense to me, so I'd give up... and then I'd
      come back to it again... It's an endless cycle.
Chie: Ahaha, I'm good for nothing after all, huh?

[Choices:]
- "You sure are."
- "That's not true."
- "Want me to help?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You sure are."]

Chie: H-Hey... I'm still just getting started!

> Chie seems like she's feeling down...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's not true."]

Chie: Hehehe... Thanks.

> Chie seems happy...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Want me to help?"]

Chie: Sure! I know I'll understand better with you explaining to me!

> Chie is excited...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Chie: My way of thinking has changed a lot over this past year...
Chie: But I think what changed the most is that I like this town now. I didn't
      hate it before, but it didn't really mean anything to me.
Chie: Now, though, I realize that everyone is here. Yukiko, Yosuke... even
      you. All my friends and family...
Chie: It was the people I believed in that gave me the strength to see the
      case through.
Chie: So even if some other weird thing shows up again, I'll be okay as long
      as everyone's with me.
Chie: If I believe in them and myself, I can always find a path.
Chie: ...That's what I think.

> Chie is beaming...
> Chie's heart, having developed over this difficult year, attains greater
  power...
> Chie's Persona has been reborn again...!
> Suzuka Gongen has transfigured into Haraedo-no-Okami!

Chie: Is this power... mine...?
Chie: I wonder if this'll help me do more to protect the ones I love.
Chie: That includes you too, you know... since I love you.

[Choices:]
- "Protect me."
- "I'll protect you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Protect me."]

Chie: Mm...
Chie: ...Hahaha, did that sound like I was proposing to you?
Chie: Uhh... Yeah, i-it wasn't meant as a proposal...
Chie: Hmm, I guess it did...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll protect you."]

Chie: Whaaaat!? No! I'm gonna be the one protecting you!
Chie: I mean, I love you more!
Chie: ...Wait, waaah! What've you got me saying!?
Chie: Sheesh...!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You can sense Chie's unconditional love...
> You spent time talking about all sorts of things with Chie until it became
  dark out...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Death Social Link][DHSL]==========================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Hisano Kuroda Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Death Level 1 Skit][DHSL01]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Old lady in black: Good day, umm...

> You introduced yourself.

Old lady in black: Yu Narukami... Yu-chan, is it?
Old lady in black: Haha, a lovely name. It suits you.
Old lady in black: I've lived here all my life, but... I don't know you.

[Choices:]
- "I just moved here."
- "I won't be staying long."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Old lady in black: My, is that so? If you're from the city, you may think it's
                   a bit inconvenient here... But I think it's a nice town.

[Choices:]
- "I think so, too..."
- "Everyone says so, but..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I think so, too..."]

Old lady in black: Haha, that's nice to hear. It's good to hear pleasant
                   things about your home.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Everyone says so, but..."]

Old lady in black: I guess home is just where you make it.
Old lady in black: I hope you find something you like here.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Old lady in black: Oh, dear. I'm sorry, I haven't introduced myself.
Old lady in black: My name is Hisano Kuroda.

Hisano Kuroda: ......
Hisano Kuroda: I am Death.

[Choices:]
- "Death?"
- "What do you mean?"

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Hisano: ...I'm sorry. I'm saying foolish things.
Hisano: Yu-chan, you're still not used to this town, are you?
Hisano: If you ever have any problems, I can give you some advice.
Hisano: Haha... Though I'm sure you'd rather spend your time with
        young ladies.

> She seems to be a kindly old woman even though she called herself "Death."
> You have become acquaintances with Hisano Kuroda.

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Death Arcana...

> You have established the Old Lady Social Link of the Death Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Death Arcana!

Hisano: I hope we can meet again.
Hisano: Goodbye, now.

> You left Hisano and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Death Level 2 Skit][DHSL02]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Hisano: But still...
Hisano: The more I look at you, the more you remind me of him.
Hisano: His nose was just a little lower than yours, and his eyes a bit
        smaller, and his hair was shorter...
Hisano: Haha, he was a handsome man.

[Choices:]
- "Who are you talking about?"
- "So he didn't look like me?"
- "Stop staring at me."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Who are you talking about?"]

Hisano: Haha... My husband.
Hisano: He was a kind man. Quite an attractive one, too...

> Hisano smiles nostalgically...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["So he didn't look like me?"]

Hisano: Well, maybe not so much in the face, but... Your expressions and the
        gestures you make, perhaps?
Hisano: ...My husband, that is.

> Hisano smiles gently...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Stop staring at me."]

Hisano: Oh my, you're quite a handsome young man. Don't be saying things like
        that.
Hisano: The person you remind me of, my husband, was also a very handsome man
        when he was around your age.

> Hisano smiles nostalgically...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Hisano: My husband passed away recently...
Hisano: Do I look like Death to you?

[Choices:]
- "Yes, you do."
- "No, you don't."
- "This is stupid."

[All choices results in the same dialogue.]

Hisano: I see...
Hisano: ...You mustn't become Death.

> Hisano smiles sadly...
> You feel you brushed against a heavy weight that Hisano is bearing...

> The Old Lady Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Death Arcana has grown!

Hisano: When I'm with you, I feel like he has forgiven me...
Hisano: That can't possibly be true, though...
Hisano: After all, I'm the one who...
Hisano: ......
Hisano: ...I'll see you later, Yu-chan.

> You left Hisano and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Death Level 3 Skit][DHSL03]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Hisano: You frightened me there...
Hisano: I thought you were my husband...
Hisano: Watching the river here with you, like this, brings back memories...

[Choices:]
- "Of what?"
- "What about the river?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Of what?"]

Hisano: Of when I was still young, before I became this wrinkled old lady.

> Hisano smiles...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What about the river?"]

Hisano: Yes... The area around the river used to be much prettier than it is
        now.

> Hisano smiles nostalgically...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Hisano: I met my husband here in this town.
Hisano: I was born and raised here, and he was part of a travelling company of
        actors. They'd come to town once a year...
Hisano: When I was small, my family took me to see the play... That's when I
        met my husband, who was a child actor.
Hisano: He had clear, pale skin, and he spoke completely differently from the
        other children... He was my first love.
Hisano: Every year, he would come... And every year, I would watch...
Hisano: I gathered all the courage I had and talked to him. By some miracle,
        he fell in love with me, too...
Hisano: We would just talk behind the stage. One date every year.
Hisano: Haha... I thought he was just flirting with me, but I thought that was
        okay...
Hisano: But do you know what he did? He quit the company and said he would
        live here, and marry me!
Hisano: He did fieldwork, though he didn't konw how... He would come home and
        show me his blisters. He was so proud...
Hisano: ...I was happy back then.

[Choices:]
- "I'm jealous."
- "What about now?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm jealous."]

Hisano: I'm sure the day will come where you'll be so happy you could just cry
        out of happiness.
Hisano: No, there are many people who are in the midst of happiness... They
        just don't realize it.
Hisano: If you don't know what you should hold dear, then your life is just a
        journey without a destination.

> Hisano smiles...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What about now?"]

Hisano: ...Happiness is something you only recognize after it's already
        happened.

> Hisano smiles sadly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Hisano: Right now... All I want to do is be by his side.
Hisano: ...But I know I never will.
Hisano: He went to Heaven... and I will surely go to Hell.

[Choices:]
- "That's not true!"
- "Don't torture yourself."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Hisano: ...You're so kind.

> Hisano smiles sadly...
> You feel that you understand Hisano a little bit...

> The Old Lady Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Death Arcana has grown!

Hisano: I must be going now. It gets cold here, down by the river.
Hisano: ...I'll see you later, Yu-chan.

> You left Hisano and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Death Level 4 Skit][DHSL04]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Hisano: Do my clothes smell of incense?
Hisano: My husband's tsuki meinichi is today, and I've just come back from 
        visiting his grave.

[Choices:]
- "Tsuki meinichi?"
- "That must have been tough."
- "Don't be depressed."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Tsuki meinichi?"]

Hisano: Haha. You young people these days don't learn a lot about culture, do
        you?
Hisano: The day a person dies is their "meinichi," and that day of the month
        is known as their "tsuki meinichi."

> Hisano kindly explained the observance to you.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That must have been tough."]

Hisano: Oh, no. The cemetery is right over there. I don't have to walk very
        far.

> Hisano smiles gently...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't be depressed."]

Hisano: Oh, I'm still full of pep. I'm not going anywhere for a while.

> Hisano smiles humorously.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Hisano: Do you know what Death is?
Hisano: Death is the entity that takes people to the gods.
Hisano: For those trying to reach the gods, and to the families of those
        people, Death can be an ally.

[Choices:]
- "That may be true."
- "I don't think so."
- "I don't really know."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That may be true."]

Hisano: That is why I am Death...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't think so."]

Hisano: You're a gentle child...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't really know."]

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Hisano: When a person dies... the people who are left behind start to grieve,
        right?
Hisano: "Why did that person have to die?" That's the quesiton everyone wants
        to know the answer to.
Hisano: How is it right that this life had to come to an end...?
Hisano: The person did nothing wrong, and yet...
Hisano: We want to think that they went to the gods...
Hisano: They've been summoned to Heaven, and there's nothing we can do about
        it. We try to convince ourselves of that...
Hisano: Sometimes... we look forward to Death taking them up to the gods...
Hisano: ......
Hisano: You don't quite understand it yet, do you?

[Choices:]
- "I don't get it."
- "I think I understand."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't get it."]

Hisano: That's how it should be. The innocence and happiness of youth.

> Hisano smiles gently...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I think I understand."]

Hisano: You really are a kind child...

> Hisano smiles gently...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You can feel the kindness in Hisano's heart.

> The Old Lady Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Death Arcana has grown!

Hisano: I looked forward to Death too much... and became Death myself.
Hisano: ......
Hisano: Before I realized it, I...
Hisano: I'm sorry. You don't want to hear this, do you?
Hisano: I'm going home now. You be careful, too.

> You left Hisano and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Death Level 5 Skit][DHSL05]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Hisano: I'm happy we could meet again.
Hisano: ...Why do you keep coming back?
Hisano: It must be boring, listening to this old bag's stories...

[Choices:]
- "It's actually interesting."
- "I'm just killing time."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's actually interesting."]

Hisano: Well, you're just a special boy, aren't you?

> Hisano smiles cheerfully.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm just killing time."]

Hisano: When I think back... Time used to pass so slowly when I was your age.
Hisano: Now, it's all but an instant. Just an instant, but long enough to
        worry... It's rather strange.

> Hisano smiles sadly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Hisano: Enough about me. I want to hear something from you. Tell me anything.

[Choices:]
- Talk about school
- Talk about the city
- Talk about girls

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Talk about school]

> You told Hisano about school.

Hisano: Haha. Is that so? You must be brillant in your classes.
Hisano: I'm starting to think you shouldn't be wasting your time talking to an
        old lady like me.

> Hisano smiles cheerfully.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Talk about the city]

> You told Hisano about the city.

Hisano: I see... it must be quite a large city. I can't even imagine.
Hisano: It must be very boring for you here then.

> Hisano is smiling as if troubled...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Talk about girls]

> You talked about girls.

Hisano: Oh my. I think you're going to break a lot of young ladies' hearts.

> Hisano smiles cheerfully.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Hisano: I wish I could listen to your stories forever and ever.

> Hisano is thanking you for spending time with her...
> You feel that your relationship with Hisano has grown even deeper.

> The Old Lady Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Death Arcana has grown!

Hisano: But... I do not want to see you anymore.

[Choices:]
- "Why not?"
- "I'm hurt."
- "But I want to see you."

[All choices results in the same dialogue.]

Hisano: I'm sorry... You just remind me of him too much...

> Hisano smiles sadly...

Hisano: Thank you for everything...
Hisano: Goodbye...

> Hisano left...
> After saying she didn't want to see you again, she left without giving you a
  chance to respond...
> What should you do...?

> The sun has set, so you decide to go home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Death Level 6 Skit][DHSL06]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Hisano: I was half expecting you to come, and half thinking that you'd given
        up.
Hisano: Being noncommittal... floating around, never deciding to be one thing
        nor another. Can a man understand that?

[Choices:]
- "I get it."
- "I don't get it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I get it."]

Hisano: I see... I suppose this kind of feeling isn't gender-specific.

> Hisano smiles cheerfully.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't get it."]

Hisano: It's not so bad, as feelings go.

> Hisano smiles cheerfully.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Hisano: I just remembered something...
Hisano: Before we were married, you remember that my husband and I could only
        meet once a year, yes?
Hisano: So we exchanged letters, all the time.
Hisano: I'd wait by the mailbox every day, wondering when his next letter
        would arrive...
Hisano: The days one came would fill me with joy, but I also felt that reading
        it imeediately would be wasteful.
Hisano: But I wanted to write my reply so badly, so I would grow impatient and
        read it carefully, over and over.

[Choices:]
- "What were they about?"
- "Letters? How inconvenient."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What were they about?"]

Hisano: Do you know, I've forgotten after all this time. Haha!

> Hisano smiles.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Letters? How inconvenient."]

Hisano: I suppose you would think so, today.
Hisano: But when you write a letter, it's like setting your feelings in stone.
        It's more than just words; it's your heart.

> Hisano smiles.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Hisano: When you find yourself somebody to love, try writing a letter for
        them.
Hisano: Just one line can convey so much more of your feelings than a hundred
        speeches.

> Hisano smiles nostalgically...
> You feel some of the loneliness she is bearing...

> The Old Lady Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Death Arcana has grown!

Hisano: But you know what? I've lost the letters he'd sent to me.
Hisano: I thought I kept them in a safe place...
Hisano: ...Well, I suppose I don't need them anymore, anyway.

> Hisano looks sad...
> Maybe having those letters again would cheer her up...

> You left Hisano and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Death Level 7 Skit][DHSL07]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[Pick up Hisano's letters from Daidara at the weapon shop before this.]

Hisano: The letters from my husband...!?
Hisano: How...!?

> You told her they were at Daidara.

Hisano: Oh my, it must have been when he came to collect the contents of the
        storehouse...
Hisano: So that's where I kept the letters...
Hisano: ...Thank you, Yu-chan. From the bottom of this old woman's heart. I'm
        so happy...

> Hisano is very happy...

Hisano: But I'm going to burn them.
Hisano: ...I'll go get some matches.

> She's going to burn them...
> What should you do...?

[Choices:]
- Read them
- Wait for Hisano

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Read them]

> You decided to read a little bit...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Wait for Hisano]

> ...You decided to wait for Hisano.
> You saw a quote written on a postcard...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Postcard: "The wooden well frame / I was once shorter than it / I have
          outgrown it / in the time that we / have been kept apart"

> ......
> That's all the postcard says...
> Another postcard has a short composition on it...

Postcard: "I want to see you so much.
Postcard: "How much sky, earth and water do my words have to run through, on
          and over to reach you, my dear Hisa-san?
Postcard: "How I wish I was this postcard."

Hisano: ...Isn't that just so sad?
Hisano: He had no idea that he was being deceived...
Hisano: I'm sure he never imagined that the "Hisa-san" he loved would some day
        wish to see him dead...

[Choices:]
- "What do you mean?"
- "You didn't love him?"

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Hisano: ......
Hisano: He was a kind, honest, and loyal man.
Hisano: ...He fell ill and became bedridden. I had to work to support our
        family...
Hisano: He would always apologize to me for failing as a husband. When he did,
        he would smile so sadly...
Hisano: His illness worsened, and he must have been scared. He began to take
        his fear and frustration out on me.
Hisano: The man who had been so kind...
Hisano: ...But that didn't bother me at all.
Hisano: I had agreed that I would work and take care of him the day we were
        wed. "In sickness and in health..."
Hisano: But he forgot.
Hisano: He forgot who I was, and he forgot all about me.
Hisano: I couldn't bring myself to love him. I couldn't forgive the way he
        would look at me with such confusion in his eyes...
Hisano: And when I cried, he would wipe my tears away, like the man he had
        been all those years ago... I couldn't forgive that.
Hisano: I couldn't bear that... that stranger in his body, stealing his mind
        day after day. When he slept... I tried to kill him.
Hisano: But I couldn't.
Hisano: While I was standing over him, he looked up... and he smiled at me.
        That same smile he gave me when I was a girl.
Hisano: And in the same voice he would use to tell me loved me, he asked: "Who
        are you, Ma'am?"
Hisano: That was three years ago...
Hisano: After that day, he would forgot who I was every morning. Every day, he
        would ask me, "Who are you?"
Hisano: And every day, I would answer: "Who am I today?"
Hisano: I was a total stranger to him, until the very end...
Hisano: He was being cared for by a stranger as he passed away.
Hisano: That was his punishment. Punishment for forgetting me...

[Choices:]
- "That's a cruel tale."
- "That must've been tough."
- "......"

[Any choice results in the same dialogue.]

Hisano: ...I was relieved.
Hisano: Before I could feel anything else... I felt relief. Relief that it was
        finally over, for both of us.
Hisano: It was then that I realized that I had been wanting him to die.
Hisano: And because I wished it, he left this world and went to the gods.
Hisano: ...I am Death itself.

> Hisano smiles sadly...
> You feel that you understand Hisano a bit more...

> The Old Lady Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Death Arcana has grown!

Hisano: Please, throw the letters away.
Hisano: I can't bear to see them anymore. I don't want to touch them anymore.
Hisano: I'm sorry...

> You weren't able to give Hisano back the letters from her husband.
> ......
> Perhaps you should speak with the owner of Daidara...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Death Level 8 Skit][DHSL08]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Hisano: Those are the letters I sent to my husband...

> You told her that you had found these at Daidara as well.

Hisano: So, he'd been keeping my letters in the storehouse as well...
Hisano: Haha... We thought alike.
Hisano: I need to throw these away as well.
Hisano: ...But first, can you let me read them?

> Hisano began reading a letter...

Hisano: "We compared our hair; / now it reaches my shoulders. / If not you,
        then who / will tie it up for me when / it becomes necessary?
Hisano: "The path you left on has long been buried by fallen leaves.
Hisano: "Will I be able to meet you again when the cherry blossoms bloom and
        the cicadas buzz?
Hisano: "Each day grows brighter. I can feel you coming closer, step by step."
Hisano: ......
Hisano: I wrote this decades ago, but who knew that I would become Death...?

> Hisano began reading the next letter...

Hisano: "That poem you sent me was from the Ise, wasn't it? It's fitting, as
        I'm waiting here for you.
Hisano: "But I wish I could just spring away from here and run to your arms.
Hisano: "It would be an adventure to search for the 'Cowrie of the Swallows'
        in order to win your heart.
Hisano: "If I could transform my heart into the wind and make it rush to your
        side, would you take it into your hand?"
Hisano: ......
Hisano: ...I loved him this much...
Hisano: And because I loved him, it saddened me that he forgot my love.
Hisano: I was miserable and jealous...
Hisano: I was a fool...
Hisano: I was left behind because I was such a fool...
Hisano: He... He was all that I had...
Hisano: Now, he's gone...
Hisano: I must accept that...

[Choices:]
- "Take your time."
- "Hang in there."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Hisano: You're right... But can I do it...?

> Hisano smiles through her tears.
> You feel that you've touched Hisano's heart...

> The Old Lady Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Death Arcana has grown!

Hisano: Thank you...
Hisano: If it's okay with you... I'd like to see you again.

> You left Hisano and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Death Level 9 Skit][DHSL09]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Hisano: I was lying to you.
Hisano: ...I'm not really Death.
Hisano: I did wish that he would die...
Hisano: And so, he died for me. ...That's what I wanted to think.
Hisano: I thought maybe that would be proof that he still loved me...
Hisano: I didn't want to accept that he had died all by himself, not
        remembering me, leaving me behind...

[Choices:]
- "I understand the feeling."
- "That's selfish."
- "I don't understand."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I understand the feeling."]

Hisano: Haha... Do you have someone who you hold dear yourself?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's selfish."]

Hisano: You're right... I was thinking such foolish things.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't understand."]

Hisano: I loved him for almost all my life...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Hisano smiles gently.

Hisano: But the truth is... I don't have any special powers like that. I'm not
        Death; just another boring human being.
Hisano: Waiting for a miracle that never came...
Hisano: Before I knew it, I was wishing death on the one person I loved most
        in the world. I was lonely, forgotten...
Hisano: And... Loving, being loved... All that is what goes into making us
        human.
Hisano: Even if he did forget me in the end... The lives we spent together
        were proof of our dedication to each other.
Hisano: His love for me was never a lie.
Hisano: All those letters are proof...
Hisano: I just didn't get it...
Hisano: Haha... But it's too late now, isn't it?

[Choices:]
- "I guess so."
- "No, it isn't."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I guess so."]

Hisano: I wonder if reincarnation really exists.
Hisano: If I am reborn and we ever meet again, I'll apologize to him. Then,
        he'll need to yell at me for a long time...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No, it isn't."]

Hisano: Hmm... Perhaps you're right. I think I'll try living as the Hisano he
        loved, once more...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Hisano smiles gently.
> The spark has returned to Hisano's eyes...
> It seems you were able to give Hisano some support...

> The Old Lady Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Death Arcana has grown!

Hisano: The man I loved is gone...
Hisano: I can't ignore that face any longer. I need to face the truth head-on.

> You left Hisano and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Death Level 10 Skit][DHSL10]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Hisano: I suppose that today is the last day I'll be seeing this river.
Hisano: I've decided to move.
Hisano: My children have offered me a place with them.
Hisano: At first, I turned them down because I didn't want to leave the place
        I was born in, but...

[Choices:]
- "They kept insisting?"
- "What about your husband?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["They kept insisting?"]

Hisano: Oh, no. If I stay here, I'll only think about my husband and the time
        I spent with him.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What about your husband?"]

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Hisano: If I stay here and mope around, I'm sure he'll feel bad up in Heaven.

> Hisano smiles gently.

Hisano: Will you accept this?

> You obtained Old Fountain Pen.

Hisano: I saved up my money to buy this a long time ago. I used it to write to
        my husband before we were married.
Hisano: I'd be delighted if someone... if you would have it.
Hisano: I'd feel that... our story hasn't truly ended...

[Choices:]
- "Hasn't it?"
- "I'll treasure it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Hasn't it?"]

Hisano: Well, I don't have anyone to write letters to anymore.
Hisano: But the past, when we exchanged letters, is connected to the present
        day.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll treasure it."]

Hisano: Thank you...
Hisano: I believe... that the past, when we exchanged letters, is connected to
        the present day.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Hisano: I'm sure I don't have very long left in this world, but that's not the
        case for you.
Hisano: You're carrying on my story now. I think I can keep smiling, to the
        end.
Hisano: I think... I've had a good life.

> Hisano's smile is full of affection.
> It seems you were able to give Hisano some support...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Mahakala, the ultimate form
  of the Death Arcana...

> The Old Lady Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Old Lady Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Death Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Justice Social Link, you can now fuse Mahakala, the King
  of Darkness!

Hisano: ...Do you have someone you love?

[Choices:]
- "I do."
- "I don't."
- "I'm not too sure."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I do."]

Hisano: Haha, is that so...?
Hisano: Then remember this:

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't."]

Hisano: Haha, is that so...?
Hisano: When you do find someone to love, remember this old lady's advice:

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm not too sure."]

Hisano: Haha, is that so...?
Hisano: When you do find someone to love, remember this old lady's advice:

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Hisano: Live a long and full life. That is the greatest thing you can do for
        your beloved.

> You spent a while talking about different things with Hisano...
> You said goodbye to Hisano and headed back home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Devil Social Link][DSL]===========================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Sayoko Uehara Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Devil Level 1 Skit][DSL01]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Inaba Municipal Hospital, empty hospital room...
> You busily cleaned the recently vacated hospital room...

Nurse: Oh, is there someone else here?
Nurse: Oh, it's you, the student worker. I see you're doing your job.
Nurse: I'm sorry, I haven't introduced myself.
Nurse: I'm Sayoko Uehara. Nice to meet you.

> The nurse seems kind...

Sayoko Uehara: When you're done here, come on by the nurse's station. I'll
               pour you some hot coffee.
Sayoko Uehara: ......
Sayoko Uehara: ...Just kidding.

Sayoko: I hear you're a high schooler...
Sayoko: Hmhm, your skin is so smooth...
Sayoko: Hey... You know what I'm getting at, don't you?
Sayoko: Don't worry, no one'll see...

[Choices:]
- "Stop it!"
- "I'm not interested."
- "If you insist..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Stop it!"]

Sayoko: ......
Sayoko: Oho... How adorable!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm not interested."]

Sayoko: ......
Sayoko: Oho... How adorable!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["If you insist..."]

Sayoko: Oho. I'm kidding...
Sayoko: ...Today, at least.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: ...I like you.
Sayoko: When's the next time you're coming? I'll adjust my shift.
Sayoko: Looks like even a town like this has something fun to do...

> You can feel mischievous affection coming from Sayoko...
> You feel a faint bond forming between yourself and Sayoko...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Devil Arcana...

> You have established the Nurse Social Link of the Devil Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Devil Arcana!

Sayoko: I'll see you again.

> You finished your job and went home.
> You earned 8000 yen from your work as a janitor at the hospital.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Devil Level 2 Skit][DSL02]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Inaba Municipal Hospital, empty hospital room...
> You busily cleaned the recently vacated hospital room...

Sayoko: Nice work... Were you waiting here for me?
Sayoko: Oh, you sweet thing. Well, then...
Sayoko: Would you like to study with me? Perhaps a subject that they don't
        teach in school, if you catch my drift...?

[Choices:]
- "What do you mean?"
- "I'm not interested."
- "Please, by all means."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What do you mean?"]

Sayoko: Oho... You're an honest guy. That's cute, in boys your age.

> Sayoko smirks at you.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm not interested."]

Sayoko: Oho... You're an honest guy. That's cute, in boys your age.

> Sayoko smirks at you.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Please, by all means."]

Sayoko: Oho... I'll make sure you learn, nice and easy.
Sayoko: This is the trapzius muscle... And all the way down here is the
        external abdominal oblique muscle...
Sayoko: This line is the sartorius muscle...
Sayoko: And, oho, do you know what this is called?

> ...
> ......
> .........
> You spent some time with Sayoko...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: I don't find your type around here.
Sayoko: The kids over here are much simpler. All they see is the carrot
        dangling in front of their faces...
Sayoko: You're... I know. You seem to have some sort of secret deep inside
        you...
Sayoko: ...I think it's irresistible.

> Sayoko smiles in satisfaction.
> You can feel Sayoko's mischievous affection for you...

> The Nurse Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Devil Arcana has grown!

Sayoko: I'll see you again.

> You finished your job and went home.
> You earned 8000 yen from your work as a janitor at the hospital.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Devil Level 3 Skit][DSL03]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Inaba Municipal Hospital, hallway...
> You busily cleaned the dark, silent hallways...

> You see an old lady in a mourning dress...
> Is she... real...?

Old lady in black: My...
Old lady in black: ......
Old lady in black: Oh...
Old lady in black: Forgive me...

> It seems the old lady is looking in your direction...
> The old lady left...
> Who was she...?

> Inaba Municipal Hospital, empty hospital room...
> Sayoko found you and brought you here...

Sayoko: Well done.
Sayoko: You could just slack off and do a half-assed job, but you really do
        work your cute little butt off, don't you?
Sayoko: ...So why are you working at a job like this?

[Choices:]
- "For the money."
- "To be closer to you."
- "To have something to do."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["For the money."]

Sayoko: Hmmmm. You're a starving student?
Sayoko: Then should you really be caught up here with a "naughty" lady like
        me?

> Sayoko smiles mischievously...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["To be closer to you."]

Sayoko: Oh, you're a smooth talker, aren't you?

> Sayoko smiles...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["To have something to do."]

Sayoko: Kids have time to spare...
Sayoko: When you're an adult, it's the other way... You have money, but no
        time.
Sayoko: ...Well, you won't understand what I mean until you're older.

> Sayoko smiles wistfully...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: But still, a young child shouldn't be wasting time wiping windows at
        the hospital...
Sayoko: I'm sure there are girls who would cry if they saw you doing menial
        chores like this.
Sayoko: Speaking of which... Say, do you have a girlfriend?

[Choices:]
- "I do."
- "I do not."
- "Right in front of me."
- "Why do you ask?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I do."]

Sayoko: Oho... Then you can't let your girlfriend see you like this, hmm?

> Sayoko smiles mischievously...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I do not."]

Sayoko: Oh, that's no fun. The fact that they're taken is what makes flirting
        with men so interesting...

> Sayoko pouts...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Right in front of me."]

Sayoko: Me...?
Sayoko: You should work on your pickup lines. You don't have an eye for the
        ladies.

> Sayoko seems to be embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 4]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why do you ask?"]

Sayoko: ...A good boy would just answer the question, not ask one back.

> Sayoko sighs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: ...High schoolers are so young.
Sayoko: They're only ten years younger, but they seem so far away...
Sayoko: It's like they're glittering... I feel this... what do you call it?
        Envy?
Sayoko: Maybe that's why...
Sayoko: ......
Sayoko: ...I just want to see them get screwed over by life.
Sayoko: Oho, that was a joke, of course.
Sayoko: Half of it was, anyway...
Sayoko: ...Do you see what I'm getting at?

[Choices:]
- "Oh, yes."
- "No..."
- "Stop it!"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Oh, yes."]

Sayoko: Oho, you're cute...

Sayoko: Keep your eyes closed...
Sayoko: Oho... Now, what's this...?

> ...
> ......
> .........
> You spent some time with Sayoko...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No..."]

Sayoko: Oho, are you sure...? Your face is all flushed...

> Sayoko smirks at you...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Stop it!"]

Sayoko: Oho... I keep telling you, silly, that that's the kind of reaction I
        just find... irresistible...!

> Sayoko smirks at you...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: I have to go now. I have a lot of work piling up.
Sayoko: But I just can't help myself...
Sayoko: It's because you're just so cute...

> Sayoko smiles in satisfaction...
> You can feel Sayoko's mischievous affection for you...

> The Nurse Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Devil Arcana has grown!

Sayoko: Sorry to bother you while you're on the job. Keep up the good work,
        okay?

> You finished your job and went home.
> You earned 8000 yen from your work as a janitor at the hospital.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Devil Level 4 Skit][DSL04]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Inaba Municipal Hospital, hallway...
> You busily cleaned the dark, silent hallways...

> The old lady in mourning garb is standing there again...

Old lady in black: Good evening...
Old lady in black: I'm sorry about what happened last time, when I was staring
                   at your face.
Old lady in black: You just... You looked like someone I knew.

> The old woman smiles gently...

Old lady in black: Do you work here?

[Choices:]
- "Only part-time..."
- "I'm a high school student."

[Either choices results in the same dialogue.]

Old lady in black: My, is that so. That's wonderful...
Old lady in black: I have a granddaughter about your age... She went back
                   home today, though...
Old lady in black: Thinking about it... Meeting you here is a wonder...
Old lady in black: But I won't be coming back here anymore...

[Choices:]
- "What were you here for?"
- "Why are you wearing black?"
- "We should meet again."

[All choices results in the same dialogue.]

Old lady in black: Haha...
Old lady in black: This isn't a big town; we might run into each other
                   eventually.
Old lady in black: I like to take in the sun at the riverbank when I have days
                   off.
Old lady in black: The river sparkles so beautifully... It all feels so good,
                   it saddens me.
Old lady in black: Haha, I'll be going now.

> The old woman left...

Sayoko: Oh, here you are. Talk about timing!
Sayoko: The room over there needs some work done in it. Perhaps you could...?
Sayoko: ...Oh, whatever, just get in there.

Sayoko: Okay, everything's back in order.
Sayoko: The patient who had been in this room left just a little while ago. I
        want you to mop the floor.
Sayoko: ...Don't ask what happened here.

[Choices:]
- "...Okay."
- "I'd rather not know."
- "...I can't stay in here."

[All choices results in the same dialogue.]

Sayoko: Oho, I was just kidding.
Sayoko: The patient who was here was released today. He returned right from
        the brink of death!

> Sayoko smiles mischievously...

Sayoko: He was a good patient, who always listened to what I said.
Sayoko: Plus, he was the president of his company at a young age. He was
        handsome, didn't complain, and independent. 
Sayoko: He wanted to get back to his work... Desperately.
Sayoko: And, thanks to his perseverance, he was able to leave even earlier
        than we had scheduled to release him.
Sayoko: "Thank you for caring for me," he said, bowing to me so happily...
Sayoko: Then he turned around and walked out.
Sayoko: He said such stupid things, like that he loved me.
Sayoko: ...Everyone leaves.
Sayoko: They only need me when they're my patients... In the end, they all
        leave me.

[Choices:]
- "That's just how it is."
- "It's good they get better."
- "Why don't you switch jobs?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's just how it is."]

Sayoko: This, coming from a kid...?

> Sayoko shrugs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's good they get better."]

Sayoko: ...This is exactly why I don't like kids. They try to win arguments.

> You seem to have put Sayoko in a bad mood...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why don't you switch jobs?"]

Sayoko: You make it sound easy...
Sayoko: Well, I guess that's to be expected. You're still a high school
        student... and a stranger to this town.

> Sayoko smiles sadly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: ...I must not have been making sense. Forget about what I was saying.
Sayoko: I'll ask another janitor to handle this room. You go on home.
Sayoko: The streets are dark... You shouldn't be here.
Sayoko: You wouldn't want to get caught... by me.

> Sayoko gives you a faint smile...
> You feel that you just saw a bit of Sayoko's inner self...

> The Nurse Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Devil Arcana has grown!

Sayoko: Nice work.

> You finished your job and went home.
> You earned 8000 yen from your work as a janitor at the hospital.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Devil Level 5 Skit][DSL05]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Inaba Municipal Hospital, empty hospital room...
> You busily cleaned the recently vacated hospital room...

Sayoko: Oh... You're here.

> Sayoko looks like she's in a bad mood...

Sayoko: ...Did you hear that commotion?
Sayoko: That was the first time anyone ever called me a "slutty bitch" to my
        face...

[Choices:]
- "What happened?"
- "It's like a soap opera."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What happened?"]

Sayoko: You didn't hear...? Oh, well...

> Sayoko sighs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's like a soap opera."]

Sayoko: Seriously.
Sayoko: When I laughed at her feeble attempt at an insult, she scratched at
        me. Who's the bitch now...?

> Sayoko smiles wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: At the previous hospital I worked at... I had a relationship with one
        of the doctors.
Sayoko: But... He had a wife.
Sayoko: She found out, I was forced to quit... Then I started working here.
Sayoko: Not too long after, it seems he began flirting again, this time with
        a different nurse at the hospital.
Sayoko: I don't know what happened, but I got dragged back into it. His wife
        came all the way here to bitch at me.
Sayoko: *sigh* The other nurses were just watching, with these stupid smirks
        on their faces.

[Choices:]
- "That can't be helped."
- "I wish I'd seen it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That can't be helped."]

Sayoko: Haha... You're right. I'd probably do the same, in their place...
Sayoko: Strangers are strangers...

> Sayoko smiles wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I wish I'd seen it."]

Sayoko: Hey, how can you talk like this isn't any of your problem...!?
Sayoko: Oh, wait... I guess it isn't, really. Haha, what was I thinking?

> Sayoko smiles wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: *sigh* Everything's just a pain.
Sayoko: It wasn't like this at first... when I first thought about becoming
        a nurse.
Sayoko: What am I working for...?
Sayoko: What am I living for...?

[Choices:]
- Comfort her
- Cheer her up
- Ignore her

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Comfort her]

Sayoko: Oh... I'm sorry, I was just grumbling to myself.
Sayoko: ...Thank you. You're a kind boy.

> Sayoko smiles happily...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Cheer her up]

Sayoko: Oh... I'm sorry, I was just grumbling to myself.
Sayoko: You're pretty bold for a kid.

> Sayoko smiles...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Ignore her]

Sayoko: Oh... I'm sorry, I was just grumbling to myself.
Sayoko: ...No, maybe I kind of wanted you to hear about it. Thanks.

> Sayoko smiles...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You feel you understand Sayoko more now...

> The Nurse Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Devil Arcana has grown!

Sayoko: I'd better go. I'm sure that bitch is gone by now.
Sayoko: Be careful going home.

> You finished your job and went home.
> You earned 8000 yen from your work as a janitor at the hospital.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Devil Level 6 Skit][DSL06]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Inaba Municipal Hospital, empty hospital room...
> Sayoko found you and brought you here...

Sayoko: ......

> Sayoko isn't saying anything...

[Choices:]
- "Did something happen?"
- "Are you not feeling well?"
- "Are we done here?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Did something happen?"]

Sayoko: ..Stop it. Do you think you're some kind of counselor now?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Are you not feeling well?"]

Sayoko: ...Stop it. You're no doctor...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Are we done here?"]

Sayoko: ...Wait.
Sayoko: I didn't say you could leave...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: I'm sorry...
Sayoko: There's no point in taking it out on you...
Sayoko: I just got a call from the hospital I last worked at.
Sayoko: The patient I was assigned to... died.
Sayoko: He was still just a little child...
Sayoko: He always said he wanted to go to school... But it looks like he'll
        never get that chance...
Sayoko: You know, he proposed to me... I told him I'd think about it when he
        became an adult.
Sayoko: But I... I forgot about him!
Sayoko: When I transferred here, I was so busy. I thought about him once in a
        while, but soon I just forgot...
Sayoko: But he was fighting for his life that entire time!
Sayoko: What am I doing...?

[Choices:]
- "Don't blame yourself."
- "It couldn't be helped."
- "Think about what you did."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't blame yourself."]

Sayoko: I do... Of course I blame myself...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It couldn't be helped."]

Sayoko: Should I keep telling myself that? Should I escape the pain I feel,
        and forget him all over again?
Sayoko: What good is it to live without thinking about your past!?
Sayoko: I've lived so much longer than he did, but I'm still only thinking
        about myself...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Think about what you did."]

Sayoko: Seriously...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: Why did I transfer...?
Sayoko: When a patient gets better, I get left behind... But, now I'm the one
        who left a patient behind...
Sayoko: There should've been something I could have done...

> Sayoko seems to be tormenting herself.

[Choices:]
- Watch her silently
- Say something to her

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Watch her silently]

> You stayed quiet and watched her...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Say something to her]

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: Oh, I'm sorry...
Sayoko: ...I'm glad you came today.

> Sayoko looks at you needily...
> You feel that Sayoko trusts you.

> The Nurse Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Devil Arcana has grown!

Sayoko: ...I'll do it. There has to be something... anything I can do.
Sayoko: Goodbye.

> You left Sayoko and went home...
> You earned 8000 yen from your work as a janitor at the hospital.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Devil Level 7 Skit][DSL07]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You can hear the nurses talking amongst themselves...

Tired nurse: Uh, which room was it again? The one with the patient Uehara-san
             mentioned.

Pale nurse: What!? You'd better get going now, or she'll yell at you!

Tired nurse: She's been really scary lately...

Pale nurse: She's been trying too... Ah!

Sayoko: If you have time to chat, you have time to go check on all the
        patients.
Sayoko: Nakata-san, Room 512! Did you finish disimpacting the patient?

Tired nurse: I... I was just about to go...

Sayoko: I see you're skilled at slacking off.
Sayoko: Takahashi-san, the equipment order form wasn't filled out properly.
        In several places.

Pale nurse: I-I-I'm sorry, I'll fix it right--

Sayoko: I've already fixed it and sent it in!
Sayoko: Just go.

Sayoko: Yu-kun... I see you're working. That's good.
Sayoko: I'll be going, then...

> Sayoko looks a bit pale. She also seems to be very tired.

[Choices:]
- "You should get some rest..."
- "Hang in there."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You should get some rest..."]

Sayoko: I'm fine. I can still work.
Sayoko: ...I'm happy you were thinking about me, though.

> Sayoko smiles awkwardly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Hang in there."]

Sayoko: Right, I can still work.

> Sayoko smiles awkwardly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: Yep... Very nice and clean.
Sayoko: I like you because you don't slack off.

> Sayoko praised your work ethic...
> You feel that Sayoko trusts you.

> The Nurse Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Devil Arcana has grown!

Sayoko: ...Oh, I don't have time to hang around here, either. It's going to be
        another all-nighter for me...
Sayoko: ...Goodbye.

> You finished your job and went home.
> You earned 8000 yen from your work as a janitor at the hospital.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Devil Level 8 Skit][DSL08]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Inaba Municipal Hospital, hallway...
> You busily cleaned the dark, silent hallways...

Doctor: Oh, you there. Sorry, but can you take this person to the...

Sayoko: I'm fine.

Doctor: B-But your face is very pale...
Doctor: ......
Doctor: You are aware that you've gained something of a reputation recently,
        right?
Doctor: I'm not the only one who would rather see you return to the 
        easy-to-work-with Sayo-chan from not too long ago...

Sayoko: ...I have work to do. If you'll excuse me.

Sayoko: Don't tell me you're slacking off, too...
Sayoko: *sigh*
Sayoko: I know I'm getting nowhere...
Sayoko: But I have to do it...

> Sayoko seems genuinely tormented...
> ...You're so worried about Sayoko, you hesitate to even say anything to
  her...

> The Nurse Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Devil Arcana has grown!

Sayoko: Goodbye, now.

> You watched Sayoko walk away, then went home.
> You earned 8000 yen from your work as a janitor at the hospital.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Devil Level 9 Skit][DSL09]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Inaba Municipal Hospital, empty hospital room...
> You busily cleaned the recently vacated hospital room...

Middle-aged nurse: Hey you, you can stop cleaning here.
Middle-aged nurse: We're going to be needing this room, so can you get all
                   your cleaning suppplies out of here?

[Choices:]
- "Is there an emergency?"
- "At this time of night?"

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Middle-aged nurse: Uehara-san... One of the nurses just collapsed.
Middle-aged nurse: She needs to rest, but the doctors on break are using the
                   lounge, so...
Middle-aged nurse: She seems overworked... Er, don't tell anyone I said that,
                   okay? I'd rather not get hauled in for a review.
Middle-aged nurse: ...Here, help me.

> A nurse laid Sayoko down on the bed and injected her with a syringe...

Sayoko: *sigh* She didn't have to do that...
Sayoko: I was just a little wobbly...

[Choices:]
- "Overworking, I hear?"
- "It's important to rest."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Overworking, I hear?"]

Sayoko: They're trying to get rid of me. I'm always pressuring them to do
        their jobs.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's important to rest."]

Sayoko: And what if there's no time to rest? There's always work waiting for
        me!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: *sigh* I'm lucky they didn't tie me down with an IV. I'm all right
        now...
Sayoko: I'll be going.

> It seems Sayoko is still set on continuing to work.
> What should you do...?

[Choices:]
- "Physician, heal thyself."
- "Can you help anyone now?"
- "Don't do it all yourself."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Physician, heal thyself."]

Sayoko: Sh-Shut up...
Sayoko: ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Can you help anyone now?"]

Sayoko: Wh-What? Why are you acting so high and mighty...?
Sayoko: ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't do it all yourself."]

Sayoko: Wh-What? Why are you acting so high and mighty...?
Sayoko: ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: I mean...
Sayoko: I might be able to save someone's life.
Sayoko: I need to do what I can. I can't spend time worrying about myself.
Sayoko: Otherwise... I'd never be able to face him again...

[Choices:]
- "Would 'he' want that?"
- "You're doing it for yourself."
- "You're just running away."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Would 'he' want that?"]

Sayoko: O-Of course he would...
Sayoko: Wouldn't he...?
Sayoko: ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're doing it for yourself."]

Sayoko: S-So what if it is? I'm doing it because I want to! I want to do it
        for his sake!
Sayoko: ...For his sake...?
Sayoko: ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're just running away."]

Sayoko: You think I'm hiding from my problem?
Sayoko: No! I looked right into the situation and decided that I need to do
        what I can...
Sayoko: Right into it...
Sayoko: ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: Oh... I see. I...
Sayoko: I was doing it for myself...
Sayoko: I wanted to escape the pain...
Sayoko: I was working hard, to avoid feeling anything at all...
Sayoko: I see that now...
Sayoko: Haha... I'm so stupid.

> Sayoko seems to be holding back tears...

Sayoko: I get it... Yeah, I get it...
Sayoko: Thank you...

> Sayoko tries to smile...
> You feel that you were able to give Sayoko some support...

> The Nurse Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Devil Arcana has grown!

Sayoko: ...I'm going to rest for a little while longer. You can go now.
Sayoko: Don't look at me...

> You left Sayoko and went home...
> You earned 8000 yen from your work as a janitor at the hospital.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Devil Level 10 Skit][DSL10]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Inaba Municipal Hospital, empty hospital room...
> Sayoko asked you to come here...

Sayoko: I'm sorry. You're already done with work today, aren't you?
Sayoko: I wanted to say goodbye.

[Choices:]
- "Goodbye?"
- "Take care..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Goodbye?"]

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Take care..."]

Sayoko: Oho, if you meant that to have some deeper meaning, than you're one
        sharp boy.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Sayoko: ...I'm leaving this hospital today.

> Sayoko looks straight into your eyes.

Sayoko: I grew to hate hospitals...
Sayoko: All the life and death... In the end, everyone leaves, leaving me
        behind.
Sayoko: I was lonely...
Sayoko: Then I remembered.
Sayoko: I remembered that... I wanted to help. I became a nurse because I
        wanted to save people's lives.
Sayoko: I couldn't see that it was as simple as that...
Sayoko: No... I probably didn't want to see it.

> Sayoko smiles gently...

Sayoko: And to think that the one who would show me this is just some kid with
        a rag in his hand.
Sayoko: ...I tend to go for older rich men, and I landed a child.
Sayoko: So... I'm going.
Sayoko: I'm going to find that path I gave up on. I thought I couldn't do
        it... But, I will walk that road.
Sayoko: I'm going to be my own guide. Thinking, walking, taking responsiblity
        for myself...
Sayoko: Once I've done all that, I think I can finally say that I've truly
        lived.
Sayoko: ......
Sayoko: Will you take this?

> Sayoko gave you Hospital ID.

Sayoko: I give you the person I was when I was here.

> Sayoko looks at you gently...
> You feel a strong bond between yourself and Sayoko...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Beelzebub, the ultimate form
  of the Devil Arcana...

> The Nurse Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Nurse Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Devil Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Devil Social Link, you can now fuse Beelzebub, the Prince
  of Lies!

Sayoko: I'm going to say this. It's as much to myself as it is to you.
Sayoko: What's right... What you should choose to do in life... The answers to
        those things lie within you.
Sayoko: So long.

> Sayoko left, never looking back.
> ...You decided to go home.
> You earned 8000 yen from your work as a janitor at the hospital.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Emperor Social Link][ERSL]========================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Kanji Tatsumi Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Emperor Level 1 Skit][ERSL01]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa flood plain...
> You brought Kanji here to learn the truth behind the rumors...

Kanji: Whaddaya want, dragging me out here?
Kanji: Oh, you here to tell me off or somethin'?

[Choices:]
- "Something like that."
- "You're not far off."
- "I'm just here to talk."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Something like that."]

Kanji: O-Okay...
Kanji: Er--I ain't scared!!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're not far off."]

Kanji: I'm not far...?
Kanji: Uhhh... So I'm right?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm just here to talk."]

Kanji: How come you're soundin' like a cop?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: So, what is it?

> You asked Kanji about his ties to the gang of bullies...

Kanji: Eh? Bullies? M-Me!?
Kanji: Senpai, you suspecting me!?

[Choices:]
- "That's right."
- "I want to believe in you."
- "You heard me!"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's right."]

Kanji: For real...? Am I that shady-lookin'...?
Kanji: ......
Kanji: Well... I guess that's how it is. They said I was in a gang, after all.
Kanji: But I swear I didn't do it. I'd never do something that low.
Kanji: You gotta believe me...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I want to believe in you."]

Kanji: Senpai... I didn't do it.
Kanji: I mean... Maybe it ain't that easy to trust me, since they say I was in
       a gang...
Kanji: But you gotta believe me...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You heard me!"]

Kanji: Oh, s-sorry... I didn't mean to piss you off...
Kanji: But I didn't do it!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: ...'s my own fault rumors like that go around, huh...?
Kanji: At this rate, I'll be causing trouble for you guys...

[Choices:]
- "Everyone's like that."
- "Don't worry about it."
- "It's no trouble."

[All choices results in the same dialogue.]

Kanji: Senpai...
Kanji: ......
Kanji: Uhh...
Kanji: Whenever you got time... Could you maybe hear what I have to say?
Kanji: I feel all cramped inside... And I'm too dumb to know what it's
       about...

> Clumsy as he is, it seems Kanji is looking for an opportunity to change...
> You feel a faint bond forming between you and Kanji...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Emperor Arcana...

> You have established the Kanji Tatsumi Social Link of the Emperor Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Emperor Arcana!
> Kanji's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Kanji can now wake up a knocked-down ally during battle!

Kanji: To make sure I don't cause you any trouble...
Kanji: Huh...
Kanji: ......
Kanji: Well, I guess I should smack that gang of bullies around?

> You talked with Kanji for a while and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Emperor Level 2 Skit][ERSL02]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Central shopping district, Chinese Diner Aiya...
> You came here at Kanji's request...

Kanji: Man, I'm starving for some Chinese!
Kanji: But if I eat and then go home, I can't finish Mom's food... She serves
       so much, you'd think I have five brothers.
Kanji: She's tryin' to make my stomach burst.

Middle-aged man: Aren't you Kanji Tatsumi? What are you doing here?

Kanji: Can't you tell?
Kanji: Hey, you're a cop. What do you mean, what am I doing?

Police officer: Just what I said. There's been quite a commotion around here
                lately.

Kanji: Well maybe if you did your job, things'd get quieter, huh?

Police officer: Y-You need to fix that attitude...
Police officer: ...Oh well. Just don't pull anything, got it?

Kanji: I didn't...

Police officer: *sigh* I'm gonna eat somewhere else.

Kanji: Asshole...
Kanji: The cops're always like that. Soon as they spot me it's, "Whaddaya
       doin'?" "You look suspicious," and alla that bullshit...
Kanji: Meh, I'm used to it...
Kanji: ......
Kanji: Sorry for gettin' you mixed up in this, Senpai...
Kanji: I really am just a troublemaker. For you... and for Mom.
Kanji: She's always apologizing for me. She's been sprouting more and more
       white hairs...

[Choices:]
- "Apologize to her."
- "You just need to change."
- "That's what kids do."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Apologize to her."]

Kanji: I-I know, but... It's just kinda awkward...

> Kanji looks troubled...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You just need to change."]

Kanji: Y-Yeah, huh?

> Kanji is nodding earnestly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's what kids do."]

Kanji: But...
Kanji: Wouldn't a parent be happier if her kid didn't cause trouble...?

> Kanji is mumbling...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: Filial piety, right? I don't really know what to do...
Kanji: ...Or so I thought.
Kanji: I'm gonna use this power I got to make this town peaceful!
Kanji: I've been causing nothing but trouble, but now I can finally return the
       favor!
Kanji: So let's get to it, Senpai!

> You can feel Kanji's enthusiasm...
> You feel you understand Kanji even more...

> The Kanji Tatsumi Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Emperor Arcana has grown!
> Kanji's growth of heart has affected his Persona as well...

Kanji: ...Hey Chef, the food ready yet?

Aiya owner: Huh? You ordered something, Kan-chan?

Kanji: I told you not to call me Kan-chan! And I did order: liver-leek stir
       fry and pot stickers!
Kanji: Tch! I'm gonna tear your store apart so fast you won't have time to
       file for insurance!
Kanji: Oh, uh, well...
Kanji: I'm gonna tear it apart and rebuilt it twice as good! I-I'm gonna
       RENOVATE your ass!

Aiya owner: ...Sounds good to me.

> You went home after eating at Aiya.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Emperor Level 3 Skit][ERSL03]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Central shopping district...
> You came to Tatsumi Textiles...

Kanji: Gotta warn you--there's nothin' fun here.
Kanji: Hey Ma, I'm home...
Kanji: ......?
Kanji: She ain't here. What's she doin' leaving the store open...?

Aiya owner: Kan-chan! There you are!
Aiya owner: Your mother's in the hospital!!

Kanji: The hospital...?
Kanji: ......

[Choices:]
- "Get ahold of yourself."
- "Let's hurry."
- "What happened?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Get ahold of yourself."]

Kanji: Y-Yessir!

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's hurry."]

Kanji: Huh...?
Kanji: Oh, y-yeah... I need to go... and see...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What happened?"]

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Aiya owner: I only heard from a customer, but she's at Inaba Municipal
            Hospital!
Aiya owner: Hurry, go!

Kanji: Y-Yessir!

> Inaba Municipal Hospital...

Kanji: Ma!!
Kanji: You all right!? You were taken to the hospital!? Someone do this to
       you...!?

Kanji's mother: Goodness, but you look pale.

Kanji: Never mind me!! What about you...!?
Kanji: ...Huh!?
Kanji: You're okay?

Kanji's mother: I wasn't taken to the hospital. I took someone.

Kanji: Huh...?

Kanji's mother: The poor thing got hit by a bicycle right in front of our
                shop.
Kanji's mother: He hit his head, so I had a doctor examine him.
Kanji's mother: He said there's no damage, thank goodness.
Kanji's mother: The one who hit him was a boy from your school. When he saw
                the poor child fall, he ran away.
Kanji's mother: Why don't you find him and give him a little scolding?

Kanji: Cut the crap!!
Kanji: You've got no idea how I felt!

Kanji's mother: Haha, I'm fine.
Kanji's mother: Your mother isn't kicking the bucket that easily. It's not
                like you to get so worried over such a little thing.

Kanji: Shut up, you old cow!!

[Kanji runs off and you follow.]

Kanji: ......
Kanji: Sorry. Looks like it was no big deal...

[Choices:]
- "That's good."
- "I don't blame you."
- "You wuss."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's good."]

Kanji: Well, yeah, but...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't blame you."]

Kanji: Y-Yeah? If it's not just me, then... I guess it's okay.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You wuss."]

Kanji: Haha... Yeah, no kidding.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Kanji still looks embarrassed...

Kanji: I thought I faced alla my bad parts back there...
Kanji: But not everything can change just like that, huh...?
Kanji: Oh, uh... Sorry for draggin' you around.
Kanji: If I'd been by myself, I might been even more scared... Hah.
Kanji: Hope I can repay the favor.

> It seems you were able to support Kanji...
> You sense his trust in you...

> The Kanji Tatsumi Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Emperor Arcana has grown!
> Kanji's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Kanji can now perform a follow-up attack during battle!

Kanji: ...I'm goin' home.

[Kanji runs off.]

Kanji's mother: That boy...
Kanji's mother: We were both going home... He didn't have to run away like
                that.
Kanji's mother: Oh... You're Yu-kun? You came to our store with Yuki-chan,
                right?
Kanji's mother: I've been hearing a lot about you from Kanji.
Kanji's mother: "Senpai this" and "Senpai that"... He must really like you.
Kanji's mother: I'm sorry to have made you both come all the way here. He
                hates hospitals, you see...
Kanji's mother: His father... my husband died here.
Kanji's mother: Kanji happened to be somewhere else when he collapsed...
Kanji's mother: So I think he was scared today.
Kanji's mother: Haha, but it's good to see you.
Kanji's mother: He's always had trouble getting along with people. He didn't
                have any friends like you before.

[Choices:]
- "Because of his hobbies?"
- "Because of his looks?"
- "Because of his attitude?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because of his hobbies?"]

Kanji's mother: Oh, he told you?

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because of his looks?"]

Kanji's mother: No... He was so cute when he was young.
Kanji's mother: When was it that he began to wear scary clothes like that...?

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because of his attitude?"]

Kanji: That's part of it. He's become clumsy, inarticulate... and cowardly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji's mother: He would always rather play house instead of catch, or go to
                home ec instead of P.E.
Kanji's mother: So he never had any male friends, but the girls didn't accept
                him either.
Kanji's mother: After a while, he started getting into fights every day and
                bleaching his hair...
Kanji's mother: I was worried about him... But lately, he seems to be having
                fun.
Kanji's mother: Please take care of him.

> You feel you understand Kanji a bit more...
> You parted with Kanji's mother and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Emperor Level 4 Skit][ERSL04]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> The hill overlooking town...
> Kanji took you here...

Kanji: I've always liked this place.
Kanji: Being able to see my house and school and everything from up here...
       It makes me feel small.
Kanji: ......
Kanji: Uhh... When you met Ma at the hospital... She say anything about me?

[Choices:]
- "Plenty."
- "Nothing in particular..."
- "I forget."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Plenty."]

Kanji: That's what I thought...
Kanji: Well, you already know everything about me. I got nothin' to hide.

> Kanji has an embarrassed smile on his face.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Nothing in particular..."]

Kanji: ...You don't gotta lie to me.

> Kanji is sighing...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I forget."]

Kanji: Huh--Wha--That ain't nice!

> Kanji is sighing...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: Wish I could quit being afraid of hospitals.
Kanji: I gotta get stronger...
Kanji: Huh?
Kanji: That kid... He was with Ma at the hospital...

Kanji: Yo kid, what're you doin' here by yourself?

Quiet-looking boy: Uh... Ummm...
Quiet-looking boy: Nothing...

Kanji: Then how come you look like you're gonna cry?

Quiet-looking boy: I... lost a doll...
Quiet-looking boy: I lost the knit rabbit doll that Sana-chan let me borrow...
Quiet-looking boy: Taka-kun said it was girly and stomped on it...
Quiet-looking boy: It got all dirty... And he said, "If you're a man, then
                   throw it away..."
Quiet-looking boy: I... threw the doll in the river... And it got washed
                   away...
Quiet-looking boy: Waaaaaaaaaaaaah!!
Quiet-looking boy: *hic* What should I do!? I hafta give it back to
                   Sana-chan...
Quiet-looking boy: She liked that bunny... And I... I...

Kanji: ......
Kanji: So why are you here? You ran away?

Quiet-looking boy: *sniff* *hic*

Kanji: ...Ya dumb kid!

Quiet-looking boy: Waaaaaaaaaaah!!

Kanji: C'mon! Don't just stand there!!
Kanji: Oh, uhh... I'm gonna go now.

[Choices:]
- "Violence isn't the answer."
- "I'll go with you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Violence isn't the answer."]

Kanji: You got it all wrong! I'll kick your ass!
Kanji: I'm gonna go look for the doll. There are spots a kid can't reach.
Kanji: We might still find it, right?

> Kanji is smiling...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll go with you."]

Kanji: Huh? Really!?

> Kanji's eyes are wide open...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...
> Kanji is looking in the river...

Quiet-looking boy: I-I'll help...

Kanji: You shut up. Stay where you are so you don't get in the way!
Kanji: Senpai, make sure he doesn't come in after me!
Kanji: Whoa, this is cold.

> ......
> Despite his efforts, Kanji was unable to find the bunny doll...

Quiet-looking boy: I-I'm sorry...
Quiet-looking boy: I'm going to apologize to Sana-chan. Even if she's mad,
                   I'll say I'm sorry...

Kanji: Uh, yeah, well, if you do find the rabbit, make sure you give it to
       her...
Kanji: Yo, hold up.
Kanji: What kind of rabbit was it? Spill it.
Kanji: Just tell me!
Kanji: Alright, I got it.
Kanji: You apologize to this "Sana-chan." You're the one who "threw it away."
Kanji: It might not be the same, but I'll get you a new one...
Kanji: So let it go with that.

Quiet-looking boy: M-Mister...

Kanji: Who you callin' mister!?

Kanji: Geez... I'm still in high school. That's the prime of my youth!
Kanji: ...Do I really look that old? Maybe it's the eyebrows...
Kanji: ......
Kanji: Oh... Anyways, sorry 'bout dragging you into this...

[Choices:]
- "Too bad you didn't find it."
- "That was boring."
- "You're giving him a new one?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Too bad you didn't find it."]

Kanji: Looks like it got washed away...

> Kanji looks bitter...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That was boring."]

Kanji: The hell's with that attitude!? I was working my ass off out there!

> Kanji is fretting...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're giving him a new one?"]

Kanji: ...So you heard me, huh?

> Kanji seems really embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: It was like I understood how he felt.
Kanji: Wanting to be accepted, afraid of being left out, doing stuff that you
       shouldn't...
Kanji: Then taking the one person you shouldn't make cry and making 'em
       bawl...
Kanji: So... Y'know, I thought maybe I could help him.
Kanji: Was I going too easy on him?

> Kanji has an embarrassed smile on his face...
> You feel you understand Kanji a bit more...

> The Kanji Tatsumi Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Emperor Arcana has grown!
> Kanji's growth of heart has affected his Persona as well...

Kanji: Ah... hmmm?
Kanji: Guh, I feel like sneezing but it won't come out. This sucks...
Kanji: It looks like I'm catching a cold... I better head home.

> You parted with Kanji and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Emperor Level 5 Skit][ERSL05]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> The hill overlooking town...
> It seems Kanji called the boy here...

Kanji: Here's the stuff I promised ya.
Kanji: N-No complaining, okay...?

> Kanji handed the boy what appears to be a bunny doll...
> ...It's complete with clothes, a ribbon, a hat and an umbrella.
> It's... very elaborate.

Quiet-looking boy: Whoa!!
Quiet-looking boy: This is incredible! Where'd you buy it!?

Kanji: Huh...? Wh-Who cares!?

Quiet-looking boy: But I want one too!

Kanji: Oh... Well, I got one for you.

> Kanji handed the boy another bunny...
> ...It's complete with clothes, shoes, a cap and a soccer ball.
> It's... very elaborate.

Quiet-looking boy: For me!? Thanks!!
Quiet-looking boy: But where'd you buy it...?

Kanji: Er...

[Choices:]
- "Just tell him the truth."
- "This old man here made it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Just tell him the truth."]

Kanji: Er...
Kanji: ......
Kanji: I-I made it...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["This old man here made it."]

Kanji: Gaaaaaaah!
Kanji: What're you tellin' him for!?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Quiet-looking boy: You... made this?

Kanji: Y-Y'got a problem with that...?
Kanji: If ya think it's so creepy, then give it--

Quiet-looking boy: Wow! You're so cool!!
Quiet-looking boy: Hey, can you make me something else!? Mom loves this kind
                   of stuff!

Kanji: Huh? S-Sure...

Quiet-looking boy: You promised!
Quiet-looking boy: I'm gonna go give this to Sana-chan! Thanks, Mister!!

Kanji: I'm not that old, dammit...
Kanji: ......
Kanji: Hah, he said I'm cool...

[Choices:]
- "It was pretty amazing."
- "Don't get cocky."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It was pretty amazing."]

Kanji: Yeah, but it's not like sewing's good for anything...

> Kanji seems embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't get cocky."]

Kanji: Hah, well, what does he know? He's just a kid...

> Despite his words, Kanji looks happy...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: But y'know... It ain't a bad feeling.
Kanji: "Thanks," huh...?
Kanji: Ahhh, it was nothing.

> Kanji, with his embarrassed smile, looks more mature than usual...
> You feel your relationship with Kanji has grown yet deeper...

> The Kanji Tatsumi Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Emperor Arcana has grown!
> Kanji's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Kanji can now cure severe ailments during battle!

Kanji: ...This is a great place, huh? The wind is different up here...
Kanji: Never noticed before.

> You talked with Kanji for a while and started back home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Emperor Level 6 Skit][ERSL06]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...

Kanji: I can't get this place outta my head.
Kanji: I keep wonderin' if that rabbit the kid tossed out mighta washed ashore
       around here...
Kanji: If he finds it now, he'll just feel bad.
Kanji: ...Not that I'm wading in today or anything.

Boy's voice: Hey, Mister!!

Doll boy: There you are!
Doll boy: Sana-chan was really happy!! I've been looking for you ever since!

Kanji: Look, kid, quit callin'...
Kanji: Ah, forget it.

Doll boy: Can you make some more, Mister? My mom really wants one!
Doll boy: Sana-chan's mom does too! They said they'll pay you!

Kanji: Pay me!?
Kanji: I don't need that... I-It ain't like I'm a pro at this.

Doll boy: My mom wants a cat, and Sana-chan's mom wants a dog.
Doll boy: And my teacher wants a pink alligator.

Kanji: A pink alligator? Ohh, like the one in that storybook, huh...?
Kanji: F-Fine, then... I'll get around to it sometime.

Doll boy: Yay! Thank you! Remember, you promised!

Kanji: Strange situation I got myself into, ain't it?

[Choices:]
- "It's good for you."
- "You're not happy?"
- "Looks like a pain..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's good for you."]

Kanji: Good...? I don't really know.

> Kanji is tilting his head...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're not happy?"]

Kanji: Hmmmm... I don't really know.

> Kanji is tilting his head...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Looks like a pain..."]

Kanji: Hahah... Now ain't the time to be getting into knitting, huh?

> Kanji is smiling wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: When I was in elementary school, I fixed a classmate's bag this one
       time.
Kanji: Thinking back... I guess I liked her.
Kanji: I only did it to make her happy, but... The next day, all the girls
       were makin' fun of her.
Kanji: ...She cried.
Kanji: I didn't understand why, but y'know... I thought I'd done something
       wrong.
Kanji: So I never thought... I'd be thanked for doing this stuff.
Kanji: Haha, it feels good.
Kanji: Hearin' "thank you"... I like it!

> Kanji is laughing sheepishly...
> You feel you understand Kanji even better...

> The Kanji Tatsumi Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Emperor Arcana has grown!
> Kanji's growth of heart has afffected his Persona as well...

Kanji: Oh... Well, I gotta jet.
Kanji: I have to go to Okina Station.
Kanji: To the, uh... f-fabric shop. I'm outta material, so...
Kanji: L-Later!

> You watched Kanji go and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Emperor Level 7 Skit][ERSL07]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa flood plain...
> It seems Kanji called the boy here...

Kanji: Here.

> Kanji placed a bunch of knit dolls on the table...
> Each one with different clothing and accessories...
> They're... very elaborate.

Doll boy: I can have these!?

Kanji: Y-Yeah. If you don't need 'em, I guess you could just toss...

Doll boy: Thank you!!
Doll boy: Oh, yeah! Mom said...
Doll boy: You should at least be paid for the materials... She gave me some
          money.

Kanji: I-I said I don't need it!
Kanji: I look like I'm in this for the money to you!?

Doll boy: Mister, you're from Tatsumi Textiles, right?
Doll boy: Oh, uh, nothing!

Nanako's Voice: Huh? Big bro?

Nanako: Ooh, dolls! These are so cute!!
Nanako: What are these!?

Kanji: Uh, well...

Doll boy: This man made them!

Nanako: That's amazing! You're really good!

Kanji: She looked straight at me when he said, "this man"...
Kanji: H-Hey, Nanako-chan...
Kanji: Don't go around telling everyone, okay? It's kinda embarrassing...

Nanako: Why? I think it's cool you can make things like this.
Nanako: I want to learn how to make them, too.

Kanji: Oh... Well, maybe next time...
Kanji: That okay with you, "big bro"?

[Choices:]
- "Don't call me 'bro.'"
- "Yeah, go ahead."
- "I want to learn too."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't call me 'bro.'"]

Kanji: Huh...?
Kanji: Th-That ain't what I meant! I'll kick your ass six ways to Sunday!
Kanji: Th-Though... I do kinda think of you as a big brother...
Kanji: Wait, it's not like that either!! That joke's been used to death!
Kanji: What the hell're you making me say, dammit!?

> Kanji is panicking...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yeah, go ahead."]

Kanji: For... For reals...?
Kanji: Er, I-I ain't that good at teaching...

> Kanji is panicking...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I want to learn too."]

Kanji: M-Me? Teach you...?
Kanji: Er, I-I ain't that good at teaching...

> Kanji's face is thoroughly red...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: Oh, I was on my way to Emi-chan's house!
Nanako: Teach me next time! Bye!

Doll boy: I'm going to show these to Mom!
Doll boy: Thank you, Mister!!

Kanji: ...I think I kinda understand now. A little, anyway.
Kanji: About what "strength" really means.
Kanji: I used to think it was doing what needed to be done, like a man...
Kanji: So I thought, for me, that was catching this damn killer. And I mean,
       that's important too, but...
Kanji: There's something else I gotta confront too, ain't there?

[Choices:]
- "Your weak heart."
- "Your past."
- "I'm drawing a blank."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Your weak heart."]

Kanji: My weak heart...
Kanji: When I met that "other me" in the TV world... I really hated knowing it
       was me...
Kanji: I thought I could change, but now... I feel like I haven't changed a
       bit...
Kanji: So I started to panic...

> Kanji is muttering to himself...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Your past."]

Kanji: My past...
Kanji: Yeah. I still ain't snapped out of it.
Kanji: The stuff that "other me" said inside the TV world... That girl I made
       cry a long time ago...
Kanji: I haven't gotten past any of it...

> Kanji is muttering to himself...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm drawing a blank."]

Kanji: That's 'cause you're already strong inside...
Kanji: ...But I ain't.
Kanji: When I met that "other me" in the TV world... I really hated knowing it
       was me...
Kanji: I thought I could change, but now... I feel like I haven't changed a
       bit...
Kanji: So I started to panic...

> Kanji is muttering to himself...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: It ain't that easy to become strong, is it...?

> Kanji is looking far into the distance with a relieved look on his face...
> His face shines with a gentleness you've never seen before from him...

> The Kanji Tatsumi Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Emperor Arcana has grown!
> Kanji's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Kanji can now endure a mortal blow during battle!

Kanji: I'm takin' off.
Kanji: Mom saw that stuff I made... She's been hassling me about selling 'em
       at the shop.
Kanji: The hell's a textile shop gonna do with stuff that's already been knit?

> Despite his words, Kanji seems happily embarrassed...
> You parted with Kanji and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Emperor Level 8 Skit][ERSL08]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Kanji: Chie-senpai says the steak bowl here is great.
Kanji: And hey, she's the expert.

Police officer: You're Kanji Tatsumi, right? I'd like to have a word with you.

Kanji: Huh? Yeah, well I wouldn't.

Police officer: ...Come with me. 

[Choices:]
- "On what charges?"
- "Kanji didn't do anything."
- "You got a warrant?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["On what charges?"]

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Kanji didn't do anything."]

Kanji: Senpai...

> Kanji looks happy...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You got a warrant?"]

Kanji: S-Smooth, Senpai...

> Kanji looks happy...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Police officer: Ah... You're the kid that Tatsumi's been hanging out with
                lately. I see. So you're in cahoots...

Kanji: So what if we hang out? What's it to you?

Police officer: ...You know there's been a group of teenage bullies lurking
                around here, don't you?
Police officer: We got a tip saying you've been threatening a child at the
                hill and the flood plain.

Kanji: Threatening? Child...?
Kanji: Oh, him.

Police officer: Hmph, so you admit it. Not a shred of remorse, either.

[Choices:]
- "It's a misunderstanding."
- "He was just being nice."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's a misunderstanding."]

Police officer: Oh? So tell me... What was he doing?

Kanji: Er, that's...

> Kanji is hesitant to say...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["He was just being nice."]

Kanji: S-Senpai!!

> It seems Kanji doesn't want you to tell...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Police officer: You two are going to have to come with us down to the station.

Kanji: Now wait a sec! Senpai has nothin' to do with this!

Doll boy: Oh, Mister. What are you doing?

Police officer: You know these boys, kid?
Police officer: Can you tell me how you know them?
Police officer: I don't think they're being straight with me.

Kanji: The hell are you telling that kid!? You call yourself a cop!?

Police officer: Did this boy ask you for anything? For instance, did he claim
                he lost his money?

Doll boy: You lost your money, Mister?
Doll boy: You can have some of mine!

Police officer: Just as I thought...

Kanji: That ain't...

Doll boy: Oh, but I came today to give you the cookies Mom baked as thanks.
Doll boy: I was going to sneak in and leave them at Tatsumi Textiles, but here
          you are.

Police officer: "Thanks"...? Thanks for what?

Doll boy: He made me a bunch of dolls, like a bunny and cat.
Doll boy: He's real good!

Police officer: Dolls!? And you're saying Tatsumi made them?
Police officer: What a load of... There's no way you're getting me to believe
                that.

[Choices:]
- "Believe it!"
- "The truth is the truth."
- "Tell him, Kanji."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Believe it!"]

Kanji: Senpai...
Kanji: I get it now. What I need to do...

> Kanji nodded firmly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["The truth is the truth."]

Kanji: It's cool, Senpai. This is my problem...

> Kanji has a determined look on his face...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Tell him, Kanji."]

Kanji: Yeah, Senpai. I got it!

> Kanji nodded firmly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: Awright, listen up, punks... There ain't any lying about it.
Kanji: I made the kid some dolls. What with the ones for his friends and his
       mom, it was eight all told!
Kanji: And lemme warn you... They're so cute, they'll give you diabetes--the
       instantly fatal kind!
Kanji: So what, you want me to teach you how to make 'em!? Huh!?

Police officer: What...?

Kanji: You 'bout to say that ain't like me, right? Go ahead and laugh, dammit!
Kanji: Like I care. I'm used to being pointed at.
Kanji: And what's most important is, I ain't gonna make this kid or Senpai a
       liar!
Kanji: Hey you! That button's falling off!
Kanji: I'm gonna sew it back on, y'hear!?

Kanji's mother: Officer...? What are you doing with my Kanji?

Police officer: Oh--Well, Ma'am, there've been several cases of bullying
                around here, so...

Kanji's mother: Kanji had nothing to do with them.

Kanji: Mom...

Kanji's mother: He would never do such a thing.
Kanji's mother: He may be stupid and short-tempered, but he's a strong and
                gentle child.
Kanji's mother: Why, just the other day, he showed me his dolls, and he told
                me I can put them up for sale...

Kanji: Y-You old bag! What're you saying!?

Police officer: W-We apologize. If you'll... excuse us...

Kanji: M-Mom... You'd believe me over the police...?

Kanji's mother: You would never do such a thing. A mother knows.
Kanji's mother: I need to prepare dinner now... Don't go stuffing yourself at
                Aiya before coming home.

Kanji: I...

Doll boy: Mister... Are you crying?

Kanji: N-N-No! I ain't crying!
Kanji: This is... snot! I got a cold!
Kanji: You wanna catch it!? Huh!?

> It seems Kanji has grown a bit...
> You feel your relationship with Kanji has grown yet deeper...

> The Kanji Tatsumi Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Emperor Arcana has grown!
> Kanji's growth of heart has afffected his Persona as well...

Kanji: Senpai... I-I... think I'm gettin' a sore throat with my cold...
Kanji: Dammit... M-My nose won't stop runnin'...!

> You waited for Kanji to calm down, then went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Emperor Level 9 Skit][ERSL09]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> The hill overlooking town...
> Kanji brought you here, saying he wanted to talk someplace quiet...

Kanji: The other day... I went to visit Dad's grave.
Kanji: It's the first time I went on my own... Well, I had a lot to tell him.

[Choices:]
- "Tell him?"
- "Why didn't you go before?"
- "How was it?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Tell him?"]

Kanji: About you, about everyone...
Kanji: And... that I found my own answer to what he said.

> Kanji is smiling gently.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why didn't you go before?"]

Kanji: Up to now, I never could look Dad square in the eye... Eh, you know
       what I mean.
Kanji: While he was living... After he died... I feel like I was runnin' away
       the whole time.

> Kanji is smiling sadly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["How was it?"]

Kanji: H-How was it...? Well... uhh...
Kanji: I felt like I could finally face him.
Kanji: ...A little late, though.

> Kanji is smiling sadly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: Dad told me somethin' right before he died: "If you're a man, you have
       to become strong."
Kanji: I felt like he was telling me I wasn't a real man. Pissed me off.
Kanji: So, I changed my looks and pushed myself away from people...
Kanji: Fighting gangs, thinking I was protecting Mom... Tryin' to catch this
       killer...
Kanji: I thought alla that was how I was becoming strong.
Kanji: That I was really making up for all the trouble I caused...
Kanji: I was drunk off my "power"...
Kanji: But... That wasn't it. That ain't what Dad meant...
Kanji: I still don't really get what bein' "strong" means, but I'm gonna start
       by not lying to myself.
Kanji: No more being scared of everyone, hiding my hobbies, staying away from
       people...
Kanji: Anytime, anyplace, I'm gonna bust right through as my own self!
Kanji: That's the way to deal with that "other me" in the TV world.
Kanji: As long as there's someone like that snot-nosed kid to accept me, I
       ain't afraid of nothing!

[Choices:]
- "Good for you."
- "Find more of them."
- "Your 'own self'?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Good for you."]

Kanji: Sir! It's all thanks to you!

> Kanji is smiling gently...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Find more of them."]

Kanji: I should, huh? The more people who understand me, the better.

> Kanji is smiling sheepishly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Your 'own self'?"]

Kanji: Huh? You even listening to me?

> Kanji is depressed...

Kanji: That means I'm gonna stop pretending I don't like what I like. No more
       twistin' myself up in knots.
Kanji: How'd you say it... Live how I wanna?
Kanji: It sounds kinda selfish... But that's what I'm gonna do!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You felt Kanji's firm resolve...
> You feel your relationship with Kanji has grown yet deeper...

> The Kanji Tatsumi Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Emperor Arcana has grown!
> Kanji's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Kanji can now take a mortal blow for you in battle!

Kanji: Oh yeah. We're gonna put those dolls of mine up for sale at the shop.
Kanji: They were a big hit with that kid and his mom...
Kanji: They called me just to say "thank you"... Heheh, I got a kick outta
       that.
Kanji: Oh, I gotta go buy supplies... I need to jet.

> You parted with Kanji and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Emperor Level 10 Skit][ERSL10]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Your room...
> You brought Kanji here at his insistence...

Kanji: Sorry for bargin' in like this... I thought it'd be a good place...
Kanji: Oh, first though...
Kanji: There's one more thing I figured out.
Kanji: Rise stopped by our store the other day...
Kanji: She said the dolls were cute, so I told her I made 'em.
Kanji: Then she said that was creepy...
Kanji: It kinda stung, but I kept on showing her the other stuff I made...
Kanji: And in the end, she said, "Maybe you're an amazing guy after all."
Kanji: It pissed me off the way she said it, but that aside...
Kanji: I get it now... This is what he was talking about...
Kanji: I've just been throwin' in the towel all this time.
Kanji: Of course no one could understand me... I been keepin' my distance
       outta fear.
Kanji: So I decided that I'd do things my way, no matter how tough, but...
Kanji: It ain't just about hanging out with guys who understand you and
       telling the rest to get bent...
Kanji: You gotta make an effort if you want people to understand you. I
       wasn't even trying.
Kanji: Not just about my hobby. But like, when the police suspected me...
Kanji: It didn't even cross my mind to try and tell 'em my story. I let 'em
       think whatever they want.
Kanji: And because of that, you, Ma, and that kid all got dragged into it.
Kanji: I didn't put in the slightest effort to try and make 'em understand...
Kanji: It's easier for me to act tough...

> Kanji is smiling wryly...

Kanji: So from now on I got two rules: Rule one! Be myself. Rule two! Get
       people to understand me.
Kanji: I want you to have this, Senpai.

> You obtained Cute Strap.

Kanji: This thing's me being me.
Kanji: Now I can say it straight out... That "other me" is me.

> Kanji's strong will that allowed him to accept and overcome his weakness has
  awakened his heart's true power...
> Kanji's Persona has been reborn...!
> Take-Mikazuhi has transfigured into Rokuten Maoh!

Kanji: This... For reals...!?
Kanji: I get it... So I've become a little "stronger," huh...?
Kanji: You're my hero, dude... And my best bud!

> You can sense Kanji's straightforward feelings...
> You feel a tight bond between you and Kanji...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Odin, the ultimate form
  of the Emperor Arcana...

> The Kanji Tatsumi Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Kanji Tatsumi Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Emperor Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Emperor Social Link, you can now fuse Odin, the God of
  Storms!
> Kanji's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Kanji: So, as far as gettin' other people to understand me...
Kanji: Today I'm holding the "Oven Mitt Puppets 101" class, right here!
Kanji: Don't worry, even you can do it! It'll be reeeal cute!
Kanji: Believe me!

> You spent more time than you planned with Kanji...
> ......
> It has gotten dark, so you said goodbye to Kanji...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Emperor EX Skit][ERSLEX]------------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Your room...
> Kanji asked to come over despite any plans you had, so you brought him
  here...

Kanji: Sorry for bargin' in like this.
Kanji: I wanted to talk to you. Or, well, more like I wanted to ask you
       somethin'...

> Kanji is fidgeting for some reason...

Kanji: You know, well, uhh...
Kanji: I-It's about a present... What would be... uhh...
Kanji: Okay, let me start over. I... wanna give someone a present.
Kanji: I dunno what they'd like, so... I thought I'd ask for your advice...
Kanji: I-It's for a woman...

[Choices:]
- "Who is this woman?"
- "Decided to confess your love?"
- "You're joking, right?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Who is this woman?"]

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Decided to confess your love?"]

Kanji: C-Confess my love!? T-To who!?

> Kanji is sweating...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're joking, right?"]

Kanji: No, I mean it! Dammit, I thought you at least would take me
       seriously...

> Kanji looks depressed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: Um...
Kanji: I want to give it to Ma...

[Choices:]
- "Why're you asking me?"
- "She is a woman, but..."
- "I think anything would work."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why're you asking me?"]

Kanji: Well, you strike me as a chick magnet. I thought you might know all
       about what women like...

> Kanji seems troubled...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She is a woman, but..."]

Kanji: Huh? What do you mean? Yeah, obviously she's a woman.

> Kanji is looking at you, puzzled...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I think anything would work."]

Kanji: That's what makes it so hard! There's gotta be SOMETHING it wouldn't be
       a good idea to give her!

> Kanji seems desperate...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: I'm beggin' ya! I have no idea what to give her. I want to be damn sure
       Ma's happy with it.
Kanji: ...I should tell you, Ma went to the hospital.
Kanji: Oh, it was just for an exam, though. She's out already and doin'
       totally fine.
Kanji: But the tests seem like they were rough on her, so... I wanna give her
       somethin' like a "hospitality award"...

[Choices:]
- "How nice of you."
- "That's a lame joke."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["How nice of you."]

Kanji: Stop teasin' me!

> Kanji's face is completely red...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's a lame joke."]

Kanji: Pfft! If it was Yukiko-senpai, she'd be dyin' with laughter over it!

> Kanji seems irked for some reason...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: I went to go visit her while she was there. It was hard for me to see
       her in that hospital, though...
Kanji: When I was there, Ma looked at me and said, "You've changed..."
Kanji: She said, "My father and I are proud of you, son..."

> Kanji's eyes are slightly red...

Kanji: Pretty funny, huh? I ain't too bright and I keep causing her all this
       trouble...
Kanji: And she says she's proud of me...

> Kanji's voice is shaking...

Kanji: I mean, I'm the one who should be proud of her...
Kanji: She raised a punk like me without a single complaint and worked herself
       to the bone, and no one thanked her for it...
Kanji: I just... I feel like I need to give her some encouragement now and
       then...
Kanji: ...Heh, I'm gettin kinda leaky here.
Kanji: Ma was right, though. I have changed. It was 'cause I got to know you
       guys.
Kanji: Until I met you, I was so mad that people saw me as some weirdo that I
       tried to get back at anyone who looked at me funny...
Kanji: I wasn't holding my head up high. I wasn't proud of myself.
Kanji: But gettin' to know you better made me realize somethin'. I don't think
       it matters what kinda guy I am.
Kanji: Long as I can hold my head up high, Ma's gonna be proud of me.
Kanji: Still... I wanna become someone that Ma and you guys can be proud of.
Kanji: So I'm gonna spend my life keepin' myself in check to make sure I don't
       lose my way again or start lyin' to myself.

> Kanji is smiling cheerfully...
> Kanji's heart, having developed over this difficult year, attains greater
  power...
> Kanji's Persona has been reborn again...!
> Rokuten Maou has transfigured into Takeji Zaiten!

Kanji: New power... This must be another "me," huh?
Kanji: And I'll keep changing however I want to from here on out.
Kanji: I... I want to fight for others instead of just for myself.
Kanji: I'd rather die protecting somethin' that matters than worryin' if I can
       win the fight. I think that's the way to be.
Kanji: ...And one day, I hope I can be strong enough to protect you too.

[Choices:]
- "I'll be counting on you."
- "Don't get your hopes up."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll be counting on you."]

Kanji: It takes a hell of a strong man to say that, Sensei. I've got a long
       way to go...

> Kanji is smiling with fierce determination...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't get your hopes up."]

Kanji: Hehe, it'll happen sooner than you think.

> Kanji laughs happily...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kanji: Well then, let's make that gift!
Kanji: My present for Ma! I've got some tools for you to work with, too!
Kanji: It's cold out now, so maybe somethin' warm for when she goes to sleep
       would be good!
Kanji: How 'bout a crocheted hugging pillow you can put a hot-water bottle
       inside!? I call it a "Warmy Yarny"!
Kanji: If we work together on it, it'll be a masterpiece!
Kanji: Ma always seems to like it when I tell her stories about you, so she'll
       love this!
Kanji: Man, I'm glad I asked you, Senpai! Wasn't this a great idea!?

> You spent an unexpectedly long time with Kanji...
> Night fell, and you saw Kanji off.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Fortune Social Link][FSL]=========================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Naoto Shirogane Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Fortune Level 1 Skit][FSL01]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa flood plain...

Naoto: I apologize. I wanted to talk someplace quiet...
Naoto: What sort of person gave this to you?

[Choices:]
- "A man with black sunglasses."
- "A man who knew I knew you."
- "A suspicious man."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["A man with black sunglasses."]

Naoto: Sunglasses...?
Naoto: Wearing those in a town like this would only make one stick out...
Naoto: What we can take from that is that he wanted to hide his face at any
       cost.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["A man who knew I knew you."]

Naoto: Which means... it's possible that he's been snooping around, gathering
       information on you or me... or even the case.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["A suspicious man."]

Naoto: Suddenly appearing in the middle of town and handing you this letter
       certainly qualifies as suspicious...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: The man must also know you well.
Naoto: He wouldn't have entrusted the delivery to anyone he didn't know...
Naoto: But this is a small town... He could easily have looked up my address.
Naoto: Why go to the trouble of giving the letter to you...? Intriguing.
Naoto: Is he involved with this case? Or another case altogether...? If it's
       me he's after, he could be anyone.
Naoto: Oh, I'll keep the card.
Naoto: The man is most likely still here in Inaba. I cannot drag you further
       into this.

[Choices:]
- "I can't back out now."
- "I gotta help. You're a girl."
- "Let's go home together."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I can't back out now."]

Naoto: Huh...?
Naoto: Err, well... It's good to know you're worried about me, but...
Naoto: ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I gotta help. You're a girl."]

Naoto: ...Please refrain from making such judgements.
Naoto: I've always handled things by myself. Being male or female has nothing
       to do with it!
Naoto: ......
Naoto: Ah... You were... worried about me.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's go home together."]

Naoto: Hm...?
Naoto: Are you... worried about me?
Naoto: ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: I'm sorry, I seem to have a tin ear for other people's feelings...
       Yosuke-san told me so before.
Naoto: I'll look into this card and report my findings to you. So... Don't
       worry about me.
Naoto: As our leader... I know that you have a lot on your shoulders, so...

> Naoto seems to be worried about you...
> You have a completely different impression of Naoto than when you first
  met...
> You feel a faint bond forming between you and Naoto...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Fortune Arcana...

> You have established the Naoto Shirogane Social Link of the Fortune Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Fortune Arcana!
> Naoto's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Naoto can now wake up a knocked-down ally during battle!

Naoto: While we are here, why don't we chat a little?
Naoto: Ah yes, there was something I want to ask you...

> You talked about several aspects of the murders and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Fortune Level 2 Skit][FSL02]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa flood plain...
> It seems Naoto has something to report about the card you gave her...

Naoto: As you can see, nothing is written on it. It's just a plain white card.
Naoto: But it does feel a bit stiff, given its thinness...
Naoto: Without any indication of its contents, however, I have no idea who
       sent it.
Naoto: I'd chalk it up as a prank.

[Choices:]
- "Really?"
- "I'm still worried about you."
- "That's no fun."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Really?"]

Naoto: Yes, it's quite common.

> Naoto shrugs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm still worried about you."]

Naoto: It's quite common. If you follow every blind trail as a result of a
       prank, you get no investigation done.

> Naoto is shrugging her shoulders...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's no fun."]

Naoto: Hahaha. One would expect there to be more.

> Naoto is smiling like a child...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Naoto's cell phone is ringing...

Naoto: Ah, excuse me.
Naoto: Yes, it's me.
Naoto: Ahh, Yakushiji-san. What's the matter?
Naoto: A thief...? In the Shirogane estate?
Naoto: Yes... Yes... I see.
Naoto: I don't keep anything in that room that I'd miss terribly.
Naoto: You have already reported this to the police, I assume? Then I'll leave
       the rest to you.
Naoto: As long as Grampa is safe, it doesn't matter. I can't take my eyes off
       this case yet.

> Naoto hung up quickly...

Naoto: ......

[Choices:]
- "What happened?"
- "You don't need to go home?"
- "A thief in a sleuth's house?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What happened?"]

Naoto: Oh... Sorry. You heard, didn't you...?

> Naoto looks a bit uncomfortable...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You don't need to go home?"]

Naoto: Huh...?
Naoto: Oh, umm... I apologize. I seem to have made you worry...

> Naoto looks a bit uncomfortable...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["A thief in a sleuth's house?"]

Naoto: There's no need for you to be so skeptical.

> Naoto looks a bit embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: That was from Yakushiji... My Grampa's secretary...
Naoto: It appears someone has broken into the Shirogane estate.
Naoto: My room was targeted, and he wanted to know if I could think of any
       particular item the thief might have been after.
Naoto: Several items pertaining to me were also stolen from Grampa's
       inventory.
Naoto: I don't know about those, but my belongings aren't have any particular
       value, so...

[Choices:]
- "You should be careful."
- "Who would want your stuff?"
- "Remember that card...?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You should be careful."]

Naoto: You're right... This may have something to do with that card.
Naoto: Umm... Thank you for your consideration.

> Naoto seems a bit uncomfortable...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Who would want your stuff?"]

Naoto: Well... Several possible suspects come to mind, but none of them would
       go to such lengths.

> Naoto is thinking...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Remember that card...?"]

Naoto: Yes, that's precisely what I was thinking...

> Naoto nods...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: Regardless, you don't have to worry about me.
Naoto: We both have more pressing matters to attend to.
Naoto: I'm not sure how to react to you... err... worrying about me...

> Naoto seems exceptionally edgy...
> You feel you understand Naoto a bit more...

> The Naoto Shirogane Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Fortune Arcana has grown!
> Naoto's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

> Pratically against her will, you walked Naoto to her house before going
  home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Fortune Level 3 Skit][FSL03]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Naoto: This...
Naoto: This was in my shoe locker.

> Naoto is holding a sealed letter...

[Choices:]
- "A challenge for a duel?"
- "A love letter?"
- "That card business again...?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["A challenge for a duel?"]

Naoto: You're quite old-fashioned, aren't you?

> Naoto is laughing heartily.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["A love letter?"]

Naoto: That would be the standard rationale for a letter in one's shoe
       locker...

> Naoto is scowling...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That card business again...?"]

Naoto: I thought so too, at first... But it seems that's not the case.
Naoto: This time, the sender's name is clearly written...

> Naoto is looking at the letter intently.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: Judging by the name and the handwriting, the sender is a woman. She
       thoughtfully provided her year and class.
Naoto: When one factors in the heart-shaped seal as well, it's hard to imagine
       that this is related to my job in any way.
Naoto: In other words... there is no need to read it.
Naoto: *sigh* I apologize. I wasted your time with this pointlessness.
Naoto: How misleading... A sealed letter at a time like this...

[Choices:]
- "You won't read it?"
- "What if it's from a guy?"
- "What'll you do with it?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You won't read it?"]

Naoto: Even if I read it, there's nothing I can do about it. Romantic
       entanglements are just that.

> Naoto is sighing...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What if it's from a guy?"]

Naoto: ...What do you mean?
Naoto: ......

> Naoto glared at you...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What'll you do with it?"]

Naoto: I cannot dispose of it on school premises, of course...
Naoto: I'll take it home and feed it to the shredder.

> Naoto's words are blunt...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: Whether the sender is male or female, I have no intention of
       responding.
Naoto: I have no time to be dilly-dallying with callow love affairs... I
       assume the same is true for you?
Naoto: Saying they love me without even knowing me... Ludicrous.
Naoto: ...Let's go.
Naoto: Would you like to stop somewhere on the way? There are still some
       questions I have regarding the murders.

> Naoto is taking the case seriously...
> You feel your relationship with Naoto has grown deeper...

> The Naoto Shirogane Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Fortune Arcana has grown!
> Naoto's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Naoto can now perform a follow-up attack during battle!

Naoto: Then, shall we be off?

> You talked with Naoto about the murders...
> You walked Naoto to her house and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Fortune Level 4 Skit][FSL04]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Naoto: It's...

> Naoto is holding a card...

[Choices:]
- "Another love letter?"
- "Is it a guy this time?"
- "That 'card' again?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Another love letter?"]

Naoto: No... nothing so simple.

> Naoto sighs.

Naoto: Do you remember the card you delievered to me before?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Is it a guy this time?"]

Naoto: ...What exactly are you implying?
Naoto: ......

> Naoto glared at you...

Naoto: However... You are right. I believe the sender is a man.
Naoto: Do you remember the card you delievered to me before?

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That 'card' again?"]

Naoto: Yes, it's unmistakable!

> Naoto nods firmly.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: Judging by its appearance, it's on the same cardstock, the same size,
       unsigned just like last time...
Naoto: I'm almost certain this came from the same person.
Naoto: ...Let's talk about this someplace more private.

> Samegawa flood plain...
> You checked out the card with Naoto...
> The card reads as follows...

Writing on the card: Dear detective,
                         Your prized possessions are
                         in my hand.
Writing on the card:     Can you recover them?
                         The game is afoot.
                                    -The Phantom Thief

Naoto: It seems this is the work of the figure who snuck into the Shirogane
       estate.
Naoto: I'll send this to Yakushiji-san so he can turn it in to the police as
       evidence.
Naoto: The Phantom Thief? How absurd...
Naoto: I haven't the time to waste on this...

[Choices:]
- "That's right."
- "Why so uncomfortable?"
- "Running from a challenge?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's right."]

Naoto: Exactly. We're dealing with a matter that has claimed lives; the stakes
       are entirely different.
Naoto: In contrast, we have a petty prankster guilty of mere housebreaking,
       theft, and inscrutable threats.
Naoto: ......
Naoto: Just a ruffian who broke into the Shirogane estate and threw down the
       gauntlet...

> Naoto looks bitter...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why so uncomfortable?"]

Naoto: I-I'm not fretting!
Naoto: I'm just upholding the Shirogane name in seeing the case through to the
       end.
Naoto: ......

> Naoto is looking down...

Naoto: Although...
Naoto: He broke into our estate and sent me this challenge...
Naoto: Leaving this in the police's hands could jeopardize the honor of the
       Shirogane name...
Naoto: ......

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Running from a challenge?"]

Naoto: ...Running away!?

> Naoto seems to have gotten angry.

Naoto: ......
Naoto: He broke into our estate and sent me this challenge...
Naoto: Leaving this in the police's hands could jeopardize the honor of the
       Shirogane name...
Naoto: ......

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: Argh! That's why I don't like this!
Naoto: When I'm with you, I always seem to lose my composure...
Naoto: I don't want to get involved with this sort of childish game.
Naoto: But... to ignore it only makes me angry!

[Choices:]
- "Good luck."
- "Let's catch him together."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Good luck."]

Naoto: I'm afraid you don't understand... You're going to help me.

> Naoto is smiling audaciously.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's catch him together."]

Naoto: Of course we will... You're the one who brought this to my attention...
Naoto: Hrmph...
Naoto: ...Let's work together on this.

> Naoto is fidgeting with embarrassment.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You decided to accept the Phantom Thief's challenge with Naoto...
> You feel your relationship with Naoto has grown yet deeper...

> The Naoto Shirogane Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Fortune Arcana has grown!
> Naoto's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Naoto: Now that it's been decided, let's reexamine the first card.
Naoto: There must be some sort of hint there...
Naoto: Oh... And of course, I only intend to investigate this case in our free
       time...
Naoto: I... have something else I must do.

> You walked home partway with Naoto.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Fortune Level 5 Skit][FSL05]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa flood plain...
> Naoto is thinking carefully as she stares at the two cards laid out in front
  of her...

Naoto: These cards came from Shiroku Store.
Naoto: When I talked with the owner, her description matched the one you gave.
Naoto: This "Phantom Thief" purchased these cards mere days before handing one
       to you...
Naoto: If that's the case, it's hard to imagine that any elaborate process was
       performed on the card.
Naoto: Although... I do detect the faint, lingering scent of citrus. A very
       weak cologne, perhaps...
Naoto: *sigh* What should I do...?

[Choices:]
- "Soak it."
- "Burn it."
- "Eat it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Soak it."]

Naoto: Well, it's possible to treat it in such a way as to make letters appear
       in water, but...
Naoto: Wait. Letters appearing...?
Naoto: That scent...

> Naoto's eyes lit up...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Burn it."]

Naoto: Burn it... Reduce it to ashes? I don't suppose there's anything
       inside...
Naoto: ...Ah!

> Naoto has realized something.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Eat it."]

Naoto: It may smell like food, but eating it would be...
Naoto: Wait... Food?
Naoto: This scent... If this is really orange or lemon, then...

> Naoto's eyes lit up...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: Impossible... but... could it be...?
Naoto: ...Your house is closer. Let's go test it out now!

> You headed to your house, practically dragged by Naoto...

> Your house...
> As you toast the card with the fire from the stove, burnt letters appear...

Naoto: It really was invisible ink...
Naoto: The citrus juices staining the paper burn first, making it legible...
Naoto: A grown man, employing such childish tricks!?
Naoto: And this sentence here...

> The card reads as follows...

Writing on the card: Eating letters
                          with a red face.

Naoto: "Eating letters with a red face"...? This is...

[Choices:]
- "A riddle."
- "A mailbox."
- "A goat."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["A riddle."]

Naoto: Yes, and the answer is "a mailbox"...

> Naoto shrugs...

Naoto: A mailbox... There was one in the shopping district. Let's go!

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["A mailbox."]

Naoto: Ahh, indeed it is. You're good with riddles, I see.

> Naoto smiles. She seems to be having fun...

Naoto: A mailbox... There was one in the shopping district. Let's go! 

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["A goat."]

Naoto: I-I don't think that's it!

> Naoto is trying not to laugh...

Naoto: The answer is "a mailbox."
Naoto: There was one in the shopping district. Let's go!

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Central shopping district, at the mailbox next to Daidara...
> It seems there was something hidden behind the mailbox...

Naoto: This is...
Naoto: Grampa had this? Why did he keep it...?

[Choices:]
- "What was it?"
- "Good, you got it back."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What was it?"]

Naoto: U-Umm...

> Naoto has a strange look on her face...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Good, you got it back."]

Naoto: Huh...?
Naoto: Oh... Y-Yes...

> Naoto's face is red for some reason...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: I made this... when I was a child.
Naoto: It's a...
Naoto: A... detective badge...
Naoto: It has no real function, though...
Naoto: A petty challenge... And the prize was this stolen detective badge...
Naoto: ...I have an idea who the Phantom Thief might be, but none as to his
       motive...
Naoto: This is an important case to me.
Naoto: And yet... without you, I'd never have cracked it.
Naoto: Rather, I wouldn't have bothered...
Naoto: ...Thank you, Yu-san.

> Naoto is showing her unconcealed smile, a rare occurrence...
> You feel your relationship with Naoto has grown deeper...

> The Naoto Shirogane Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Fortune Arcana has grown!
> Naoto's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Naoto can now cure severe ailments during battle!

Naoto: Normally, I'd think this isn't the time to play along with such games,
       but...
Naoto: I, er... I think I'll let this play out... And, umm, if possible...

[Choices:]
- "I guess I'll help."
- "Let's do it."
- "You're on your own."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I guess I'll help."]

Naoto: Are you sure?

> Naoto is smiling. She seems to be having fun...
> You walked Naoto to her house and went home.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's do it."]

Naoto: Huh...?
Naoto: Oh, y-yes... Let's.

> Naoto is blushing.
> You walked Naoto to her house and went home.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're on your own."]

Naoto: Oh... I'm sorry. It's my problem, isn't it...?
Naoto: I suppose this is what comes of being unaccustomed to dealing with
       others...
Naoto: ...I'm sorry. Goodbye...

> The Social Link has become reversed!
> Until you reconcile, your relationship cannot move forward...

> Naoto ran off...
> ...You decided to go home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Fortune Level 6 Skit][FSL06]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa flood plain...
> Naoto brought a new challenge from the Phantom Thief...

Naoto: This was in my mailbox this morning.
Naoto: The Phantom Thief knows where I live...
Naoto: ...Which means he had other reasons for having you deliver the first
       card.
Naoto: Why you, though...?

[Choices:]
- "Because I look reliable."
- "Because we looked 'close.'"
- "Because I looked useless."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because I look reliable."]

Naoto: I don't think that's the sort of metric the culprit would use...

> Naoto is laughing heartily.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because we looked 'close.'"]

Naoto: Wh-What are you saying!? That can't be it!
Naoto: D-Don't blurt out such ridiculous nonsense!

> Naoto is panicking fiercely...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because I looked useless."]

Naoto: If that's the case... this Phantom Thief isn't a very good judge of
       character.

> Naoto is laughing heartily.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: So then, what do you think of the contents of this card?

> The card reads as follows...

Writing on the card: When the banks close, the fruit tree grows. By the large
                     seven at the third is the spot I chose.

Naoto: More cryptic this time. Well, I anticipated that.
Naoto: The first thing that comes to mind with "fruit tree" is the original
       card.
Naoto: But the second sentence...
Naoto: "By the seven," "at the third"... What do these numerical values
       mean...?
Naoto: "When the banks close, the fruit tree grows. By the large seven at the
       third is the spot I chose..."

[Choices:]
- "7 and 3 o'clock, maybe...?"
- "The phrasing is suspicious."
- "The numbers are important."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["7 and 3 o'clock, maybe...?"]

Naoto: No, there's nothing peculiar about those particular positions...

> Naoto is sighing...

Naoto: "When the banks close, the fruit tree grows..."
Naoto: It's incomprehensible... "Seven" and "third"...?

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["The phrasing is suspicious."]

Naoto: The phrasing...? I don't see anything odd about that...

> Naoto suddenly became quiet...

Naoto: ...Hm?
Naoto: The words... The seven and third...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["The numbers are important."]

Naoto: The numbers themselves...?
Naoto: ...The seven and the third...

> Naoto's eyes lit up.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: "When the banks close, the fruit tree grows..." Look at the third and
       seventh words...
Naoto: "Banks" and "tree." In other words, "by the large tree at the banks is
       the spot I chose!"
Naoto: A-Anyway, let's search for the biggest tree at this river's banks!

> You searched the riverbank with Naoto...
> There was something buried by the tree you found...

Naoto: I knew it... This watch brings back memories...

> Naoto holds a digital watch, slightly large for a child's wrist.

Naoto: This is pretty advanced, you know.
Naoto: It's one of the seven tools of the detective. It has an extremely
       strong backlight.
Naoto: You can use it to blind the enemy...
Naoto: ...I modified it when I was a child.
Naoto: I've always loved this sort of thing, ever since childhood.
Naoto: I preferred robots and cars to dolls and teddy bears...
Naoto: I like high places, so I had a secret base in the trees...
Naoto: I enjoyed that...
Naoto: Why...?
Naoto: Why couldn't I have been born male...?
Naoto: It would have been much easier for me... I could have done what I
       wanted to with gusto...
Naoto: It's funny, isn't it...?
Naoto: ......

[Choices:]
- "I'm glad you're a girl."
- "Your gender doesn't matter."
- "Nothing you can do."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm glad you're a girl."]

Naoto: Huh...?
Naoto: Wh-What are you saying...? Hrmph...
Naoto: There's nothing good about it!

> Naoto is panicking fiercely...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Your gender doesn't matter."]

Naoto: Yu-san...
Naoto: Now that I have people who'll say that to me... What right have I to
       complain?

> Naoto is smiling sadly...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Nothing you can do."]

Naoto: ...You're right. Complaining about it won't change anything...

> Naoto smiles sadly...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: Really... It's quite difficult to keep my composure when you're around.
Naoto: I feel like I'm being lectured... Like I'm still a child...
Naoto: ......

> Naoto looks at her feet, embarrassed...
> You feel your relationship with Naoto has grown deeper...

> The Naoto Shirogane Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Fortune Arcana has grown!
> Naoto's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Naoto: I-It seems I've been doing all the talking...
Naoto: Why don't you tell me about yourself? What were you like as a child...?
Naoto: ...I wish I could have seen it.

> You chatted idly with Naoto, then went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Fortune Level 7 Skit][FSL07]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa flood plain...
> Naoto seems to be thinking about something...

Naoto: To tell you the truth, I haven't been in contact with Grampa lately.
Naoto: I wanted to confirm the items I assume the Phantom Thief stole, but...
Naoto: Our secretary Yakushiji-san passed along a message, saying he went to
       visit an ailing friend in America.
Naoto: Since then, I haven't been able to reach either Grampa or
       Yakushiji-san's cell phone...
Naoto: ......
Naoto: Well, there's no point in worrying about them now. I'm sure they're
       fine.
Naoto: On to business. I received a new challenge in the mail today.

> The card reads as follows...

Writing on the card: Jury to not rest, or rout for fable. Minus 40, Minus 4

Naoto: The sentence as written is gibberish...
Naoto: Is this part of the riddle...?
Naoto: And this... "Minus 40, Minus 4"...
Naoto: On its own, it means nothing.
Naoto: Perhaps the "minus" part is important...

[Choices:]
- "Maybe it's a math problem."
- "Check the other cards again?"
- "Subtract '40' and '4'?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Maybe it's a math problem."]

Naoto: Yes, perhaps... Subtraction is a common arithmetic operation.

> Naoto is thinking...

Naoto: Encryption... modulo 40...?

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Check the other cards again?"]

Naoto: I already checked them... The other cards seem to hold no more secrets.

> Naoto looks troubled...

Naoto: Minus 40... Subtract 40...?

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Subtract '40' and '4'?"]

Naoto: Subtract "40"...?
Naoto: Aha! Subtract 40 from the sentence...

> Naoto's eyes lit up.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: "Jury to not rest, or rout for fable." From there you subtract 40
       and 4...
Naoto: Notice the unnatural comma in the phrase... It corresponds to the two
       numbers.
Naoto: Subtract the letters in "forty" from the first part, and the ones in
       "four" from the second!
Naoto: What remains is: "ju n es, t able"...
Naoto: Junes, table!!
Naoto: That's it! Let's go!

> Junes, Food court...
> There was something taped to the underside of the table...

Naoto: I knew it was here...

> Naoto produces a large ballpoint pen.

Naoto: This is another of the seven detective tools I made...
Naoto: You can use it as a normal pen, but it also has a penlight and a
       miniature telescope.
Naoto: I thought I had lost this. I didn't think Grampa still had it...
Naoto: Hmhm, neither my grampa nor myself can stand to throw things away...
Naoto: When this pen was still mine... I was just a child, dreaming of
       becoming a detective.
Naoto: But being a man or a woman... I never thought about it.
Naoto: The lack of peers to compare myself to might have contributed to that.
Naoto: I had no friends... I was quite the outsider then, too.
Naoto: But... why is it that, compared to the time I spent utterly alone...
Naoto: I worry more now that I'm with you and the others?
Naoto: I feel that... I'm undergoing a change.

[Choices:]
- "You'll still be you."
- "People change."
- "Don't be afraid."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You'll still be you."]

Naoto: ...I know. I can't become anyone but myself.
Naoto: But... I...
Naoto: ......

> Naoto is looking down piteously...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["People change."]

Naoto: Is... that how it goes? I don't really understand...

> Naoto is looking down piteously...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't be afraid."]

Naoto: ...I see. I'm afraid, you say...
Naoto: I see...

> Naoto is smiling weakly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: The need to change... And the desire to remain the same...
Naoto: They're mixed together...
Naoto: ...And it scares me.

> Naoto looks smaller than ever before...
> That she would show you this side of her must be a sign that she has opened
  her heart to you...

> The Naoto Shirogane Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Fortune Arcana has grown!
> Naoto's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Naoto can now endure a mortal blow during battle!

Naoto: Yu-san... Have you ever felt like that before?
Naoto: ...I want to hear about you.

> You chatted idly with Naoto, then went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Fortune Level 8 Skit][FSL08]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Central shopping district...
> You came with Naoto to search for the Phantom Thief, based on the
  information she gathered...

Naoto: I have learned that in recent days, a suspicious man has been spotted
       around the shopping district.
Naoto: He isn't a local, and his appearance doesn't mark him as a tourist or
       a shopper.
Naoto: I talked to the owner of Shiroku Store, and she said that she saw the
       man only a few hours ago.
Naoto: She confirmed it was the same man who bought the card...
Naoto: If that's true, then he's likely looking for his next hiding place for
       one of the stolen items.
Naoto: We may be able to catch him in the act.

[Choices:]
- "You seem happy."
- "Don't put yourself at risk."
- "I feel kinda sad."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You seem happy."]

Naoto: Huh...? I-Is that what you think...?
Naoto: U-Ummm... Well... I'm not... unhappy.
Naoto: It's just... I have complicated feelings on the matter.

> A wry smile appeared on Naoto's face...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't put yourself at risk."]

Naoto: No detective worth his salt worries about that...
Naoto: ......
Naoto: ...Very well. But in return, you mustn't do anything dangerous either.

> Naoto is glaring up at you...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I feel kinda sad."]

Naoto: You... too?
Naoto: The detective I dreamed of becoming as a child... I feel like that's
       what I am now...

> A wry smile appeared on Naoto's face...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: If my deductions are correct, there are two things remaining that the
       Phantom Thief has stolen.
Naoto: And if so, I'm quite certain that he's going to hide that one. Perhaps
       he is...
Naoto: ......
Naoto: Anyway, where in this area could he hide something unnoticed...?
Naoto: I have an idea. Let's go, Senpai.

> Tatsuhime Shrine...

Naoto: You're...

> The man brandished a knife!

[Choices:]
- Protect Naoto
- Run with Naoto
- Fight back

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Protect Naoto]

Naoto: Yu-san!?
Naoto: Th-There's no need for alarm! That knife is a toy!

> The man dropped the knife and ran away...

Naoto: This knife... I knew it. It's another of the seven tools I made...
Naoto: This is a knife-shaped radio. As I said, it's just a toy.
Naoto: But... Even so, what you did... What if the knife had been real!? You
       would've been in grave danger!
Naoto: Rrrgh... You're always like that!
Naoto: I can't imagine becoming a woman only to have a man protect me!
Naoto: And yet... you always...

> Naoto is trembling...
> ......
> What should you do?

Naoto: Why...!?

[Choices:]
- "Because I love you."
- "Because we're friends."

<>>----------[Choice 1-1]--------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because I love you."]

Naoto: Wha...
Naoto: Huh...?

> Naoto's face is bright red...

Naoto: Er, u-ummmm... W-Wait a moment.
Naoto: I thought you just said something serious...
Naoto: ......
Naoto: E-Errr, well...
Naoto: ......
Naoto: Now that you've said such a thing...
Naoto: I can't even look you in the eye...

> You can sense affection from Naoto; a different kind than before...
> You feel your relationship with Naoto has grown deeper...

> The Naoto Shirogane Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Fortune Arcana has grown!
> Naoto's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

> You told Naoto your feelings.
> But Naoto has yet to reply...

Naoto: I-I'm going home.
Naoto: Oh, you needn't worry about the Phantom Thief anymore...
Naoto: So... Err...
Naoto: G-Goodbye!

> You watched Naoto run off and went home by yourself...

<>>----------[Choice 1-2]--------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because we're friends."]

Naoto: ......
Naoto: I consider you a friend as well. So... Please don't do these rash
       things any longer.

> Naoto glares back at you firmly...

Naoto: I'm sorry for involving you in this...
Naoto: ...We've almost reached the end.
Naoto: Just a little more, and it will be over... For some reason, the thought
       is not a cheering one...
Naoto: ...I've never had a case like this before.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Run with Naoto]

Naoto: Yu-san...
Naoto: Th-There's no need for alarm! That knife is a toy!

> The man dropped the knife and ran away...

Naoto: This knife... I knew it. It's another of the seven tools I made...
Naoto: This is a knife-shaped radio. As I said, it's just a toy.
Naoto: I consider you a friend as well. So... Please don't do these rash
       things any longer.
Naoto: I'm sorry for involving you in this...
Naoto: ...We've almost reached the end.
Naoto: Just a little more, and it will be over... For some reason, the thought
       is not a cheering one...
Naoto: ...I've never had a case like this before.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Fight back]

Naoto: Wait!
Naoto: That knife is a toy! Don't hurt him! Please!

> The man dropped the knife and ran away...

Naoto: This knife... I knew it. It's another of the seven tools I made...
Naoto: This is a knife-shaped radio. As I said, it's just a toy.
Naoto: I consider you a friend as well. So... Please don't do these rash
       things any longer.
Naoto: I'm sorry for involving you in this...
Naoto: ...We've almost reached the end.
Naoto: Just a little more, and it will be over... For some reason, the thought
       is not a cheering one...
Naoto: ...I've never had a case like this before.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Naoto is smiling helplessly...
> You feel your relationship with Naoto has grown deeper...

> The Naoto Shirogane Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Fortune Arcana has grown!
> Naoto's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Naoto: I'm going home now, I have research to do...
Naoto: You needn't worry about the Phantom Thief case any longer.
Naoto: I'll explain later... once everything calms down.

> You watched Naoto run off and went home by yourself...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Fortune Level 9 Skit][FSL09]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa flood plain...
> The man in black you met before is waiting here...

Man in black: I am Yakushiji, secretary of the Shirogane estate. I humbly
              apologize for the other day.

Naoto: I must also apologize.
Naoto: Though I may not have known, I involved you in this...
Naoto: It was an act put on by my grampa.

Yakushiji: My master has been terribly saddened by Naoto-sama's state of
           affairs lately.
Yakushiji: Lacking acquaintances to confide in, she devotes every fiber of her
           being to work...
Yakushiji: My master wanted Naoto-sama to regain the joy she felt in days
           past.
Yakushiji: To regain the feelings when all that she wanted was to be a
           detective, regardless of her heritage or gender...

Naoto: ......

Yakushiji: I involved you at my own discretion, believing you to be
           trustworthy.
Yakushiji: Please forgive me.

[Scene changes to just Naoto and you.]

Naoto: I received this from Yakushiji-san. It's the final challenge.

> The card reads as follows...

Writing on the card: I did what you can't stand to
                     at a place you'd be fond of.
Writing on the card: But underneath, rather than inside.

Naoto: A place I'd be fond of...?

[Choices:]
- "Somewhere bright?"
- "Somewhere high."
- "Somewhere quiet."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Somewhere bright?"]

Naoto: Hmmm... I don't especially like them.

> Naoto is tilting her head.

Naoto: If it has to do with my childhood, then it's probably somewhere high...
Naoto: Remember? I told you before that I made a secret base in the trees.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Somewhere high."]

Naoto: ...You remembered?

> Naoto is nodding cheerfully.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Somewhere quiet."]

Naoto: Well... I don't hate them, but...

> Naoto is tilting her head.

Naoto: If it has to do with my childhood, then it's probably somewhere high...
Naoto: Remember? I told you before that I made a secret base in the trees.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: The highest place around here is...
Naoto: The hill.
Naoto: Next, what I "can't stand" to do. There are several possiblities,
       but...

[Choices:]
- "Cooking."
- "Exercising."
- "Throwing things away?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Cooking."]

Naoto: I-I'm not bad at that!
Naoto: I've simply... never tried.

> Naoto looks like she's pouting...

Naoto: Besides, that doesn't make sense in connection with the "underneath."

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Exercising."]

Naoto: W-Well... I'm not very good at that, it's true, but...

> Naoto looks like she's pouting...

Naoto: Besides, that doesn't make sense in connection with the "underneath."

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Throwing things away?"]

Naoto: That's right! Did I mention that before...?

> Naoto has an embarrassed smile on her face.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: Considering what's at the hill, the most likely answer is the trash
       can.
Naoto: ...I have an inkling of what might be there.
Naoto: Let's go, Senpai.

> The hill overlooking town...
> It seems there was something taped to the bottom of the trash can...

Naoto: I forgot this thing even existed.
Naoto: It's the last of the seven tools... The "Detective's Pocketbook."
Naoto: ......
Naoto: All the things I had forgotten about are packed in here...
Naoto: I think Grampa wanted to remind me of them.
Naoto: This childish game... He's selfish indeed.
Naoto: Forcing me to recall all this now... I was trying so hard...
Naoto: Not to be underestimated, not to be condescended to...
Naoto: ......

> You calmed down an upset Naoto...

Naoto: If I solved this town's murder case, then everyone would accept me...
Naoto: They would acknowledge me as the 5th in the Shirogane lineage of
       detectives.
Naoto: ...That's what I told myself.
Naoto: I just wanted to be accepted. I wanted to be needed.
Naoto: That's why I fretted and stood on my tiptoes... and focused only on
       solving the case...
Naoto: But the original reason I wanted to become a detective...
Naoto: It was because mysteries intrigued me... and I could help people by
       solving them.
Naoto: That's all. I remember now...
Naoto: Do you recall the time I faced myself in the TV world?
Naoto: It was my task to accept the self who yelled, "I want a reason for me
       to stay..."
Naoto: But my "reason to stay" was not solely to solve the crime...
Naoto: You... everyone... gave me a reason...
Naoto: You gave me a place to stay...

> Naoto is trying to smile through her tears...

Naoto: I have to be an adult... I have to be a man... With that way of
       thinking, I was running from myself.
Naoto: I don't need to look for something to change or something to
       accomplish...
Naoto: I only need... to have faith in myself...
Naoto: I finally think I can accept myself.
Naoto: That I'm a woman...
Naoto: That I haven't yet become the detective I wanted to be...
Naoto: I... I am a woman... and a detective...
Naoto: One who is seeking the truth with you and the others.

> You can sense Naoto's strong will...
> You feel your relationship with Naoto has grown deeper...

> The Naoto Shirogane Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Fortune Arcana has grown!
> Naoto's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Naoto can now take a mortal blow for you in battle!

<>>-----[FRIENDS]----------------------------------------------------------<<>

Naoto: I'm really glad I came to this town.
Naoto: It's where you and I live... and all the others, too.

> You spent some time with Naoto and went home...

<>>-----[LOVERS]-----------------------------------------------------------<<>

Naoto: When I'm with you... I become scared.
Naoto: Afraid that the instant I admit the truth, everything will spill out...
Naoto: ......
Naoto: But... I need to say it... My true feelings...
Naoto: I love you.
Naoto: E-Err... Anyway, that seems to be the truth.

> ......
> There's no turning back...
> Your relationship with Naoto has become intimate.

Naoto: Hrmph... I'm so embarrassed... I feel like I could die.

> You passed a long while with Naoto.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Fortune Level 10 Skit][FSL10]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[FRIENDS]

> Samegawa riverbank...

Naoto: It feels like such a long time ago that we were here chasing after the
       Phantom Thief...
Naoto: It was an unforgettable case, full of rewards...
Naoto: ...I enjoyed it.
Naoto: What about you?

[Choices:]
- "It was a cinch."
- "It was exciting."
- "I was about to give up."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It was a cinch."]

Naoto: Hmhm, I bet you can become a greater detective than I have.

> Naoto is smiling. She seems to be having fun...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It was exciting."]

Naoto: Yes, I thought so too. It was even more invigorating to solve it with
       you...

> Naoto is smiling cheerfully...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I was about to give up."]

Naoto: Never give in, Leader!

> Naoto spoke encouragingly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: So, er...
Naoto: I wanted to give you something today...
Naoto: I... err, made this.
Naoto: Please accept it.

> You obtained Detective Badge.

Naoto: I haven't crafted anything like this in some time.
Naoto: If I went back to the estate, I could have added a camera and
       transceiver...
Naoto: Oh, but it flashes! I made myself one to match.
Naoto: Now you're my assistant, Senpai!

[Choices:]
- "Leave it to me!"
- "I want to be your partner."
- "You're MY assistant."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Leave it to me!"]

Naoto: Alright! You realize I'm quite serious about this, yes?

> Naoto is smiling cheerfully...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I want to be your partner."]

Naoto: Partner... Hmhm, that has a nice ring to it.
Naoto: We should open our own detective agency!

> Naoto is smiling cheerfully...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're MY assistant."]

Naoto: Ah, you plan to challenge me? I'll show you who's boss!

> Naoto is smiling. She seems to be having fun...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoto: The title of "detective" became a burden to me...
Naoto: I thought I had no other aspects apart from detective self.
Naoto: But you and the others gave me a reason to be, as neither adult nor
       man...
Naoto: So, I...
Naoto: I was able to face myself as myself. Before the detective, before the
       child, before the woman.
Naoto: By spending time with you all, I change, day by day. It frightened me
       before... But now...
Naoto: With everyone... With you, I can proudly proclaim that I am myself.
       Nothing more, but nothing less.

> Naoto is smiling gently...
> Naoto's strong will that allowed her to accept and overcome her weakness has
  awakened her heart's true power...
> Naoto's Persona has been reborn...!
> Sukuna-Hikona has transfigured into Yamato Takeru!

Naoto: This potential... was still dormant within me...
Naoto: I wasn't considering the things that I should have. The people who care
       about me, as well as my own self...
Naoto: When I'm with you, I feel fearless.

> You can sense Naoto's warm trust and respect...
> You feel a tight bond between you and Naoto...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Norn, the ultimate form
  of the Fortune Arcana...

> The Naoto Shirogane Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Naoto Shirogane Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Fortune Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Fortune Social Link, you can now fuse Norn, the Triple
  Godhead of Fate!
> Naoto's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Naoto: Well then, let us begin!
Naoto: There's a lot you must learn before becoming a detective.
Naoto: I myself can't relent in my training...
Naoto: To become a formidable woman detective!
Naoto: We'll start off with something that may come in handy before too long;
       shadowing a suspect...

> Naoto pounded the basics of detective work into you...
> You had a good time with Naoto...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Fortune Level 10 Skit][FSL10]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[LOVERS]

> Your room...
> Naoto is looking around, interested...

Naoto: I see... So this is where you live.
Naoto: I can see furnishings here and there that don't match your tastes...
Naoto: ...These are temporary lodgings, of course.
Naoto: Judging by the position of your TV, you regularly watch the Midnight
       Channel from...

[Choices:]
- "Is it that interesting?"
- "Why don't you sit down?"
- "I can't relax..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Is it that interesting?"]

Naoto: Well, of course. This is your room.
Naoto: Oh, e-err... well...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why don't you sit down?"]

Naoto: Oh, sure... Hm!? There!?
Naoto: Err... That's... a bit close...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I can't relax..."]

Naoto: Oh... I-I suppose not. I'm sorry, I just...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Naoto is blushing...

Naoto: Er, anyway... I'm sorry for intruding like this...
Naoto: I-I... wanted to give you something...
Naoto: I... err, made this.
Naoto: Please accept it.

> You obtained Detective Badge.

Naoto: I haven't crafted anything like this in some time.
Naoto: If I went back to the estate, I could have added a camera and
       transceiver...
Naoto: Oh, but it flashes! I made myself one to match.
Naoto: ......
Naoto: Don't laugh... or say it's stupid or childish... okay?
Naoto: The title of "detective" became a burden to me...
Naoto: I thought I had no other aspects apart from detective self.
Naoto: But you gave me a reason to be, as neither adult nor man...
Naoto: Senpai... Being with you...
Naoto: I felt I was glad to be a detective...
Naoto: And...
Naoto: ......
Naoto: D-Do you find the pitch of my voice strange?

[Choices:]
- "Whatever you prefer."
- "I like it higher."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Whatever you prefer."]

Naoto: I-I see. Thank goodness...
Naoto: Umm... Thank you. For accepting me as I am...
Naoto: I may not be the best... I may be incomplete in many ways...
Naoto: But I think I can get to like myself...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I like it higher."]

Naoto: I-I see...
Naoto: Umm... I-I'll try...
Naoto: How's this...?
Naoto: ...Hmhm, it's rather embarrassing.
Naoto: But I never thought I'd get used to sounding like that. People change,
       I suppose...
Naoto: I think I'll grow to like myself...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Naoto is smiling gently...
> Naoto's strong will that allowed her to accept and overcome her weakness has
  awakened her heart's true power...
> Naoto's Persona has been reborn...!
> Sukuna-Hikona has transfigured into Yamato Takeru!

Naoto: This potential... was still dormant within me...
Naoto: I wasn't considering the things that I should have. The people who care
       about me, as well as my own self...
Naoto: The detective, the child, the woman... The "me" who existed before
       them...
Naoto: I am... simply myself.
Naoto: I'm glad to have met you...

> You can sense Naoto's passionate love...
> You feel a tight bond between you and Naoto...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Norn, the ultimate form
  of the Fortune Arcana...

> The Naoto Shirogane Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Naoto Shirogane Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Fortune Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Fortune Social Link, you can now fuse Norn, the Triple
  Godhead of Fate!
> Naoto's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Naoto: Y-You're quite close...
Naoto: ......
Naoto: Ummm...
Naoto: I'm not sure how to put it...
Naoto: The puzzle of my emotions has been solved already, but...
Naoto: ......
Naoto: I love you.
Naoto: ......

> You passed a long while with Naoto.
> ......
> It has gotten dark, so you walked Naoto to her house...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Fortune EX Skit][FSLEX]-------------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...

Naoto: This place is covered in snow, too. It's chilly, but I like the winter
       and its tanquility.
Naoto: Things have become so peaceful lately... I finally feel like I've
       gotten used to it.
Naoto: The people of Inaba are thinking about the events that transpired, and
       are making an effort to make the town better.

[Choices:]
- "Really?"
- "That sounds great."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Naoto: I've heard that a lot of local government projects are being
       considered, such as bringing back old festivals.
Naoto: It would seem that they're trying to revitalize the town commercially,
       but I think the people yearn for "connection."

> Naoto smiles gently...

Naoto: But as time passes, everything fades away eventually...
Naoto: Whenever I handle a serious case, I always come across a certain
       problem.
Naoto: Man can forget about painful memories, and in doing so wipe away tears
       and learn to stand up again...
Naoto: But because we forget, we repeat the same mistake that caused those bad
       memories in the first place.
Naoto: Being able to get used to difficulty is a strength, but people make
       mistakes because they get set in their ways...
Naoto: But after meeting you, I feel as if I've found an answer to these
       doubts.
Naoto: I feel that as long as you can find something precious in your heart...
       something to protect... you'll be okay.
Naoto: And as long as you have that precious someone, no matter how much you
       forget, you can strive for a better future...
Naoto: Of course, I have people who are precious to me as well.
Naoto: That's why I'm thinking about doing whatever I can... for them, too.
Naoto: This isn't just about me. I draw my strength from everyone else...
Naoto: They keep me alive. I've never considered things like that before.
Naoto: And, of course, the ones who taught me to think that way are none other
       than you and all my other friends.
Naoto: ...Thank you. Really.

> Naoto smiles cheerfully...
> Naoto's heart, having developed over this difficult year, attains greater
  power...
> Naoto's Persona has been reborn again...!
> Yamato Takeru has transfigured into Yamato Sumeragi!

Naoto: There's... a new power, budding in my heart?
Naoto: I wonder if this means that I'm still capable of change.
Naoto: I'm going to keep learning from here on, and as long as I do, I can
       always change...
Naoto: That doesn't just apply to me. I'm sure the same can be said about you,
       too.
Naoto: Love is... frightening. It often brings out a part of me that I wasn't
       aware of...
Naoto: But no matter how I may be, you will accept me as long as I'm not
       deceiving myself.
Naoto: And, in turn, I want to stay true to myself so that you will continue
       to love me.

[Choices:]
- "There's no need to worry."
- "I'll always love you."
- "Do your best at it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["There's no need to worry."]

Naoto: Haha, I'm not worried... Actually, I think I am.
Naoto: I want you to stay with me. Not in front or behind... but at my side.
Naoto: And I want to be someone worth standing next to you.

> You sense Naoto's intense love for you...
> You spend a long time with Naoto discussing all manner of things, until it
  gets dark out...

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll always love you."]

Naoto: Oh... I'm sorry, you just surprised me...
Naoto: Um...
Naoto: Err...
Naoto: I'm the one who brought it up, but now I suddenly feel embarrassed...
Naoto: I...
Naoto: I... love you too...
Naoto: Forever...

> You can sense Naoto's unconditional love...
> You spend a long time with Naoto discussing all manner of things, until it
  gets dark out...

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Do your best at it."]

Naoto: You don't have to tell me twice.
Naoto: But make sure that you keep doing your best, too. Who knows what'll
       happen if you relax your guard.
Naoto: ...Just kidding. I just felt like getting back at you a little.

> Naoto smiles gently...
> You spend a long time with Naoto discussing all manner of things, until it
  gets dark out...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Hanged Man Social Link][HMSL]=====================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Naoki Konishi Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hanged Man Introduction Skit][HMSLP]------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

School intercom: All Student Health Association members, please report to the
                 infirmary immediately...

Saki Konishi's brother: *sigh* Student Health Association members, huh?

[Choices:]
- "Let's go."
- "Go." 
- "You don't have to go."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's go."]

Saki Konishi's brother: No thanks, I'll go by myself.

> You were bluntly refused...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Go."]

Saki Konishi's brother: You're right.
Saki Konishi's brother: If they're allowing a downer like me to be somewhere,
                        then that's where I should probably be.

> It seems like he's an earnest person...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You don't have to go."]

Saki Konishi's brother: Well... I could just leave, but...
Saki Konishi's brother: I wouldn't feel right about it, when all the other
                        members are working.

> It seems like he's an earnest person...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Male student: Hey, you're Yu-kun, right?
Male student: A teacher said you're filling in for an absent health committee
              member, so you have to go, too.
Male student: I told you, okay? You better go, or else I'll get suspended!

Saki Konishi's brother: Haha... You got dragged in again.
Saki Konishi's brother: I have to turn in some notes, so I'll join you later.
                        Just go on ahead.

> Apparently you are in the Student Health Association for another day...
> You hurried to the infirmary...

Female student: Yu-kun...? You got called in again?

> You told them about how you were drafted into the Student Health
  Association...

Female student: Really? Well, we're still low on members, so I'm grateful.

Male student: I really wish they didn't call us in today. Heck, half the
              people here are saying they have dates or something.
Male student: Plus, we have to take inventory? That's such BS... Man, Konishi
              has it easy.

Female student: I heard that he's exempt from homework. Is that true?

Male student: What the hell!? That's so unfair!

> Everyone is talking about Saki Konishi's brother...

[Choices:]
- Reproach them
- Ignore them

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Reproach them]

Male student's voice: It's okay. I don't mind...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Ignore them]

Male student's voice: If you're so jealous, then why don't you have your own
                      family killed?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

[Saki Konishi's brother enters.]

Saki Konishi's brother: ......
Saki Konishi's brother: Uh... Sorry. I didn't mean to kill the mood...

[Saki Konishi's brother leaves.]

Female student: O-Okay, back to work!

> You dealt with an awkward day's work on the Student Health Association...

[At the shoe lockers...]

> Saki Konishi's brother is still here...

Saki Konishi's brother: Oh...
Saki Konishi's brother: ...H-Hi.
Saki Konishi's brother: ......

[Choices:]
- "You didn't go home yet?"
- "What are you doing here?"

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Saki Konishi's brother: ...I didn't want to just leave when everyone else was
                        still working.
Saki Konishi's brother: I just felt like I...
Saki Konishi's brother: ......
Saki Konishi's brother: Oh... Your sleeve has dirt on it.
Saki Konishi's brother: ...It was because of inventory, huh?
Saki Konishi's brother: Haha... I'm sorry, I was supposed to help with that...
Saki Konishi's brother: ......
Saki Konishi's brother: Use this...

> You were given a cute handkerchief.

Saki Konishi's brother: Um, you know what, that...
Saki Konishi's brother: ...Never mind.
Saki Konishi's brother: I'll stay here a little longer, so... Goodbye.

> You parted ways with Saki Konishi's brother and went home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hanged Man Level 1 Skit][HMSL01]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Saki Konishi's brother: You could've just thrown that away...
Saki Konishi's brother: ......
Saki Konishi's brother: This was my sister's handkerchief.
Saki Konishi's brother: My mom put it in my bag by mistake...
Saki Konishi's brother: No one ever uses it anymore, so...
Saki Konishi's brother: I'm sure the handkerchief is glad to have been able to
                        fulfill its duty.
Saki Konishi's brother: ...Thanks.

> He expressed his gratitude...

[Choices:]
- "No, thank you."
- "Thanks for what...?"
- "It was a big help."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No, thank you."]

Saki Konishi's brother: No... I-It's okay, really...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Thanks for what...?"]

Saki Konishi's brother: No... it was just... I was happy.
Saki Konishi's brother: It's been a while since I talked to someone without
                        the conversation immediately becoming awkward...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It was a big help."]

Saki Konishi's brother: No... I-It's okay, really...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Saki Konishi's brother: Oh, I'm Naoki Konishi.

Naoki Konishi: Um, I apologize for saying I hated you when I first met you.

[Choices:]
- "I didn't mind."
- "You're usually more polite."
- "I was hurt."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I didn't mind."]

Naoki: ...Thank god.

> Naoki looks relieved.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're usually more polite."]

Saki Konishi's brother: I always say one word too many...

> Naoki shrugs.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I was hurt."]

Saki Konishi's brother: I-I'm sorry!
Saki Konishi's brother: I always say one word too many...

> It seems that Naoki sincerely regrets his actions...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You have become acquaintances with Saki Konishi's younger brother, Naoki
  Konishi.
> Naoki is struggling to cope with his complicated situation...
> You feel a faint bond forming between you and Naoki...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Hanged Man Arcana...

> You have established the Saki's Brother Social Link of the Hanged Man
  Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Hanged Man Arcana!

Naoki: Last time, when I came to that meeting, I made everyone feel uneasy,
       right?
Naoki: After that, I was officially "fired" from the Association. They told me
       not to come to meetings anymore.
Naoki: Well, it's my own fault...
Naoki: ...Left behind again.
Naoki: ......
Naoki: If it's okay with you, maybe we can have fun together.
Naoki: I'm usually by our liquor store at the beginning of the week.
Naoki: I'm helping out there...
Naoki: Well... I'll be going.

> You parted ways with Naoki and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hanged Man Level 2 Skit][HMSL02]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Central shopping district, Chinese Diner Aiya...
> You came with Naoki, who has finished helping his parents...

Naoki: This place is pretty good, huh?
Naoki: I usually eat here a lot because it's so close to our place, but for
       some reason, I haven't eaten here recently.

[Choices:]
- "Too busy?"
- "Tired of the food?"
- "Because of the murder?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Too busy?"]

Naoki: No... I'm actually pretty free right now, especially now that I'm not
       part of the Student Health Association.

> Naoki is smiling wryly.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Tired of the food?"]

Naoki: Nah. I've been coming here since I was a kid, but for some reason I've
       never really gotten tired of it...

> Naoki is tilting his head.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because of the murder?"]

Naoki: Hmmmm... You're right, actually...
Naoki: I feel like everyone's staring at me...

> Naoki is smiling wryly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: The liquor store is pretty busy, but... I can't do much to help.
Naoki: I mean, it's actually not our business that's busy...
Naoki: ......
Naoki: Most of the media has stopped coming around, but if there's nothing new
       to report on, sometimes they'll pop up...
Naoki: Lately, the neighbors have been coming one after the other... "Poor
       thing," they'll sob.
Naoki: Even the lady from the neighborhood association came. Funny how she
       never actually spoke to Sis before...
Naoki: Then they all tell me, "You need to live an admirable life for your
       sister's sake."
Naoki: It's suffocating.
Naoki: I mean... What exactly is an "admirable life," anyway?

[Choices:]
- "Contributing to society."
- "Making your parents happy."
- "Leaving something behind."
- "I don't know."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Contributing to society."]

Naoki: Contributing to society...
Naoki: Like... becoming a politician?

> Naoki is tilting his head.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Making your parents happy."]

Naoki: So... Making my parents happy is living admirably...
Naoki: Hm... I guess I can see that.

> Naoki is thinking.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Leaving something behind."]

Naoki: Like inventing something?
Naoki: I doubt I'd be able to make anything useful...

> Naoki is smiling wryly...

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<>>-----[Choice 4]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't know."]

Naoki: So you're looking for an answer, too?
Naoki: Living is hard, huh? Even though we're already going through it... it's
       like we're still learning how.

> Naoki laughs awkwardly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: Oh, I'm sorry. I just seem to talk about odd things when I'm around
       you.

> You feel that Naoki is slowly opening up to you.

> The Saki's Brother Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hanged Man Arcana has grown!

Naoki: Anyway, let's eat. Chinese food isn't good once it gets cold.
Naoki: Haha, the chef's glaring at us.

> You went home after eating with Naoki.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hanged Man Level 3 Skit][HMSL03]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Central Shopping District, Souzai Daigaku...
> You came here with Naoki, who has finished helping his parents...

Naoki: ...Then Masaya made up an excuse for why he was late, and he said, "The
       wind was really strong."
Naoki: The teacher got really pissed. "Shut your eyes, all of you!" he yelled,
       and started scolding us...
Naoki: But no one knew why we had to close our eyes, so it was really
       awkward...
Naoki: After scolding us, he starts class and he yells out, "Who wants to
       answer? I know! Masaya, answer the question!"
Naoki: And Masaya says, "I can't see the board with my eyes closed."
Naoki: The teacher lost it right there, and the class became a free period.

> Naoki is laughing like he's having a good time...

[Choices:]
- Ask him to tell another story
- Tell your own tale of failure
- Tell an American joke

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Ask him to tell another story]

Naoki: Something else...? Okay, here's something that happened recently.
Naoki: I slipped off the road, fell into a rice field, and left a perfect
       imprint in the rice plants.
Naoki: Then the next day, the owner was complaing about someone damaging his
       field and went looking for the culprit.
Naoki: He started calling out all the kids in the neighborhood and making them
       lay down in the imprint, like in Cinderella...
Naoki: "No, the arms are too short!" "His head's too big!" and on and on...
Naoki: I went over to apologize to him, but when I did, I started cracking up,
       and he got SO ticked.

> Naoki lets out an embarrassed laugh.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Tell your own tale of failure]

> You told Naoki a funny story about an embarrassing moment of your own.

Naoki: Hahahahahaha!
Naoki: R-Really!? Oh, man! That's hilarious!

> Naoki is overcome with laughter.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Tell an American joke]

> You told Naoki an American joke filled with wit.

Naoki: Um... is that it? Was I supposed to laugh there?
Naoki: Sorry, I didn't get it at all. You must have a different sense of
       humor.

> Naoki is impressed.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: Haha... I feel like it's been a while since I laughed.

> Naoki's expression looks gentle...

Passing housewife: That child, remember? The liquor store's...

Loud-Mouthed Housewife: Konishi-san's son, right?

Naoki: ......

Passing housewife: Their daughter was killed.

Loud-Mouthed Housewife: Poor thing.

Passing housewife: A psychic on TV said that their ancestors committed some
                   sin...

Loud-Mouthed Housewife: I heard their store faces the northeast, and that's
                        what's bringing in all the bad luck.

Passing housewife: But that boy looked cheerful. You'd figure he would be sad.
Passing housewife: That's pretty cold of him.

Loud-Mouthed Housewife: Siblings close in age aren't that friendly to each
                        other. My son and daugher are...

Naoki: ......

> Naoki is biting his lip...

[Choices:]
- "I'll go tell them off."
- "You're not saying anything?"
- "Let the gossipers gossip."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll go tell them off."]

Naoki: No, it's okay... They're not worth your time...

> It looks like Naoki cheered up a bit.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're not saying anything?"]

Naoki: It's okay.

> Naoki shrugs...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let the gossipers gossip."]

Naoki: You're right... Why do I care about what random people think? I know
       someone understands me, and that's enough.

> It looks like Naoki cheered up a bit.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: Those "roving eyes" are always around somewhere...
Naoki: I'm used to it, though...
Naoki: It seems they're not satisfied unless I look like a victim.
Naoki: That's why it's been so long since I've talked to anyone about stupid
       things and just laughed... It's fun.

> Naoki is smiling cheerfully...
> You feel your relationship with Naoki has grown still deeper...

> The Saki's Brother Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hanged Man Arcana has grown!

Naoki: Haha... I'm sorry. I probably made you feel uneasy, huh?
Naoki: Let's go home...

> You parted ways with Naoki and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hanged Man Level 4 Skit][HMSL04]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Passing housewife: Naoki-kun!
Passing housewife: Are you coming back from school? You shouldn't be wasting
                   time here!
Passing housewife: Don't you think your parents are worried with you
                   wandering about, just like your sister did?
Passing housewife: You're not helping out at the store? I hear your father's
                   having a hard time.

Naoki: ...Hmph.

Passing housewife: Don't "hmph" me.
Passing housewife: I know it's tough, with what happened to your sister...
Passing housewife: But in times like these, a family has to unite and help
                   each other out, right?
Passing housewife: Look, I'm just trying to help you and your family out. That
                   attitude isn't very nice.

Naoki: ......

> Naoki looks distressed...

[Choices:]
- Talk back to the lady
- Flatter the lady
- Keep quiet

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Talk back to the lady]

Naoki: I-It's okay, Yu-san...

> Naoki looks troubled, but looks slightly happier.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Flatter the lady]

Passing housewife: No, really? Do I really look that young?

> You successfully diverted the lady's attention...
> You can sense Naoki's relief...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Keep quiet]

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Passing housewife: I'll be going now. Naoki-kun, keep your chin up, and think
                   about your family!

Naoki: I'm sorry... It's a little awkward to be around me, huh?

[Choices:]
- "It's not your fault."
- "Let's forget about it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's not your fault."]

Naoki: Yeah...?

> Naoki looks happy...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's forget about it."]

Naoki: That's a good idea. Actually, I'm kinda getting used to it now...

> Naoki shrugs.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: If you weren't here... I would've been in a predicament.
Naoki: Since my family runs a business here, we have to stay on good terms
       with the neighbors... So I can't yell at them.
Naoki: ...Thank you.

> You empathize with Naoki's distress...
> You feel your relationship with Naoki has grown still deeper...

> The Saki's Brother Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hanged Man Arcana has grown!

Naoki: I'm sorry. I'm... gonna go home now.
Naoki: We'll eat together next time...

> You parted with Naoki and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hanged Man Level 5 Skit][HMSL05]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Central shopping district, Chinese Diner Aiya...

Naoki: Yeah... So that thing I wanted to tell you was...
Naoki: I'm thinking about quitting school.
Naoki: I might take over the liquor shop.
Naoki: I really wasn't interested in our family's business... Honestly, I'm
       still not, but...
Naoki: When that woman told me that our family should unite, I knew she had a
       point...
Naoki: ......

[Choices:]
- "That's a good idea."
- "I don't know about that..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's a good idea."]

Naoki: It is, huh...?

> Naoki is nodding...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't know about that..."]

Naoki: Then what can I do to satisfy those neighbors...?

> Naoki is biting his lip...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: Up until now, I never even thought about taking over the liquor store.
Naoki: It's hard for me to say to you, but... As long as Junes is there, I
       know our shop has no future.
Naoki: It's not like it's a store with a long tradition, so I thought it'd end
       with Dad's generation when he retired...
Naoki: But... Now I think I don't have any other choice.
Naoki: ...I have to do it.

[Choices:]
- "Good luck, Naoki."
- "You've got other choices."
- "You should think it over."

[All choices results in the same dialogue.]

Naoki: Why did Sis die?
Naoki: Er... I don't mean how she died... I don't want to know what killed
       her.
Naoki: But... Why did she have to die...?
Naoki: Inadvertently dragging me and my parents down with her...
Naoki: Why did everything end up this way...?

> You quietly listened to Naoki's worries about his life...
> You feel like you were able to support him.

> The Saki's Brother Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hanged Man Arcana has grown!

Naoki: ...I'll talk with my parents.
Naoki: I think they'll be happy about it.
Naoki: Then I'll be a productive member of society and live an admirable life.
       Haha...

> You went home after eating with Naoki.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hanged Man Level 6 Skit][HMSL06]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Central shopping district, Chinese Diner Aiya...

Naoki: You remember how I talked about quitting school? I told my parents my
       plan.
Naoki: They were really against it...
Naoki: They told me, "That's not what we want. Live the way you want to."
Naoki: ......
Naoki: Then they asked, "You hate school, don't you? You're just running away
       from it."
Naoki: They got all suspicious of me suddenly. I wasn't expecting that at all.

[Choices:]
- "I wouldn't have, either."
- "Just forget about them."
- "Don't worry them too much."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I wouldn't have, either."]

Naoki: I was just stunned. I couldn't even think of anything to say to them.

> Naoki is biting his lip...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Just forget about them."]

Naoki: But... When they said that, I started to think that maybe they were
       right...

> Naoki is biting his lip...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't worry them too much."]

Naoki: But I was thinking about helping out with the shop in the first place
       so they wouldn't worry...

> Naoki is smiling wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: If I wanted to run, I could do that forever.
Naoki: Since everyone's being so kind to me.
Naoki: Not just the Health Association... The class chores, club activities...
       Everyone says I can just do whatever.
Naoki: Even the teachers just allow me to take tests home. If I show up late,
       if I leave early, I don't get penalized.
Naoki: None of my actions have consequences. I can't tell if I'm right or
       wrong, since everyone reacts the same either way.
Naoki: No one gives me orders. They just tell me to "take it easy."
Naoki: Then they take all responsibility away from me. Eventually, it doesn't
       matter if I'm even there.
Naoki: I don't have to do anything... I don't even have to exist.
Naoki: Am I really that pitiable...?

[Choices:]
- "Yeah, you are."
- "You're not the only one."
- "I know what they mean."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yeah, you are."]

Naoki: I guess I am...
Naoki: If a friend's family member was killed, I might think the same way and
       alienate him, too.
Naoki: I guess nobody really knows what to do in this situation, huh?

> Naoki is nodding sadly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're not the only one."]

Naoki: ...I know.

> Naoki is biting his lip.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I know what they mean."]

Naoki: Yes, I think I understand their point of view...
Naoki: If a friend's family member was killed, I might think the same way and
       alienate him, too.
Naoki: I guess nobody really knows what to do in this situation, huh?

> Naoki is nodding sadly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: What should I do...?
Naoki: Should I just keep going around and telling people not to treat me
       special, like I've been doing?
Naoki: Should I act like Sis never existed?
Naoki: Being stared at... Being pitied... Being alienated by my friends...
Naoki: Should I just pretend not to notice?
Naoki: Until everyone gets tired of it?
Naoki: When they do get tired of it...
Naoki: Won't I be alone?
Naoki: I'm sorry... I'm just rambling... I really don't know what I'm saying
       right now...

> You can feel that Naoki is trying to open his heart to you...

> The Saki's Brother Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hanged Man Arcana has grown!

Naoki: Haha... I'm sorry. It's not a good subject to talk about while
       eating...
Naoki: Lately, I don't even taste my food...

> You went home after eating with Naoki.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hanged Man Level 7 Skit][HMSL07]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Central shopping district, Chinese Diner Aiya...

Naoki: Um, sorry about last time... How I kept talking about all that
       nonsense...
Naoki: I wanted to apologize for that.

[Choices:]
- "I don't mind."
- "Last time?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't mind."]

Naoki: ...You're so strange.
Naoki: You don't distance yourself from me like everyone else... Or preach to
       me like you know everything...
Naoki: I feel comfortable around you.

> Naoki looks happy...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Last time?"]

Naoki: Oh, it's okay. If you don't remember, then that's fine.
Naoki: I dumped on you a lot of emotional stuff that you couldn't have done
       anything about... so I kinda felt bad.

> Naoki looks relieved.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: ...You know, I like cream puffs. I know it's kinda girlish.
Naoki: There's a good cream puff shop by our house, so every once in a while
       I'll buy some and take them home.
Naoki: If I put them in the fridge, Sis would eat 'em.
Naoki: She'd make up some lame excuse like, "I ate them for you since they
       were about to expire."
Naoki: So we'd always get into fights over the cream puffs.
Naoki: But now... the cream puffs don't disappear. I bought some, and they
       expired in the fridge.
Naoki: When I saw that, I thought, "Oh, maybe..."
Naoki: "Maybe Sis isn't here anymore," y'know.
Naoki: So I threw them away.
Naoki: I told you before, "If you ask me if I hate the killer, the answer is
       no."
Naoki: The truth is, it's not even a no... I don't know anything.
Naoki: I have a meaningless daily life...
Naoki: Just confused parents and a dark house. Just rotting cream puffs...
Naoki: How do I get out from that...? What would be best for me, for Sis...?
       I just don't know.

[Choices:]
- "Take your time."
- "Take action."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Take your time."]

Naoki: But the more I wait, the more time goes by, and I'll be older than Sis
       before I figure anything out.
Naoki: That won't be good...

> Naoki is grimacing...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Take action."]

Naoki: I know...

> Naoki sighed and nodded...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: I know I'm stagnating. I know it's not good, I know that I need to
       move...
Naoki: I know all that...

> You quietly listened to Naoki's worries...
> You feel like you were able to support him.

> The Saki's Brother Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hanged Man Arcana has grown!

Naoki: Come to think of it... Sometimes Sis would bring cream puffs back from
       her job at Junes...
Naoki: We would eat them and complain that Junes' brand tasted bad.
Naoki: Sis looked like she was having a hard time working at Junes.
Naoki: But she said it would eventually be for the sake of our store...
Naoki: She'd play around, but... Sometimes she acted like the eldest sibling.
Naoki: That always irked me...
Naoki: Umm...
Naoki: N-Next time, will you go to Junes with me?
Naoki: I'd like to check it out...

> You promised to go to Junes with Naoki next time...
> You went home after eating with Naoki.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hanged Man Level 8 Skit][HMSL08]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Junes food court...
> You just finished walking around all of Junes...

Naoki: The grocery department downstairs was incredible.
Naoki: And they had so many kinds of liquor, at prices much lower than ours...
       There's no way we could win.
Naoki: But we've been doing well lately... After Sis's murder, there are some
       people who buy from us out of pity.
Naoki: Ironic, isn't it...?

[Choices:]
- "They're trying to be kind."
- "Charge 'em extra."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["They're trying to be kind."]

Naoki: It's better than selling nothing, so I don't mind.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Charge 'em extra."]

Naoki: Good idea...
Naoki: We make money, they get to be hypocrites...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Naoki is looking the other way...

Naoki: But... it's over for us. Our family is in shambles.
Naoki: My parents won't even speak a word about Sis.
Naoki: They try to act as if she never existed... Then at night, they cry...
Naoki: What can I do...?

Familiar voice: Huh? Yu?

Yosuke: Aren't you Saki-senpai's...?

Naoki: This is the first time I've been to Junes...
Naoki: I don't really have anything to do with our store, and I don't hold any
       grudge against you, but...
Naoki: It's just that my parents and the neighbors would have said something,
       so I never bothered.

Yosuke: We're in the same boat, buddy.

Naoki: ...I see.
Naoki: ......
Naoki: It's incredibly huge, huh...? I'm full just looking at all the food
       here...
Naoki: It's like its own country.

Yosuke: Your sister said that too...

Naoki: ......

Yosuke: You two do kinda look alike. You have the same chin... The nose and
        eyes, too.

Naoki: Stop it...
Naoki: My sister isn't here anymore.

Yosuke: Lonely, huh...?

Naoki: ...Shut up.
Naoki: Just stop it! What do you know about me!?

Yosuke: ...She told me she was proud of you. She boasted about you.

Naoki: ......

Yosuke: I liked your sister.

Naoki: Past tense, huh?

Yosuke: I'm doing what I can right now for my sake... And your sister's.
Yosuke: If you just sit there crying, you're just troubling her, y'know?

Naoki: ......
Naoki: I'm not crying...
Naoki: ......

Yosuke: Alright, today is grilled steak day. I'll go grab three.
Yosuke: Oh, Yu? You'll have to pay for your own.

Naoki: ......
Naoki: Yosuke-san sure is nosy. Oh wait, so are you...

[Choices:]
- "Don't lump me in with him."
- "We can't just ignore you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't lump me in with him."]

Naoki: Haha. That look of disgust on your face...
Naoki: But you really are nosy. Hanging out with the likes of me...

> Naoki is smiling wryly...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["We can't just ignore you."]

Naoki: Am I that pitiable?
Naoki: No, that's not it... It's different with you. You're not being kind to
       me because of that...
Naoki: I'm sorry.

> Naoki apologized sincerely...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: I'm glad I saw where Sis worked.
Naoki: I'm sure I could never have come by myself... I wouldn't have even
       thought about it.
Naoki: Thank you.

> You can feel that Naoki is opening up his heart to you...

> The Saki's Brother Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hanged Man Arcana has grown!

Yosuke: Is it good?

Naoki: It's awful...

Yosuke: Then you're okay.

> Naoki silently continues to eat...
> Yosuke is warmly watching over him...

> You passed time talking about trivial things...
> You walked Naoki back to his house and went home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hanged Man Level 9 Skit][HMSL09]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> The scene of the second victim's discovery...

Naoki: This is it... Where they found Sis...
Naoki: ......
Naoki: This whole time, I could never bring myself to pass through here.
Naoki: I was afraid of remembering Sis, and thinking about how... How her
       body ended up.
Naoki: But now, I feel like I can finally accept the truth...
Naoki: ...You know how it is in TV dramas?
Naoki: People cry for days on end, or their sad memories come back and torment
       them...
Naoki: It wasn't like that for me. I was the same as ever...
Naoki: So I thought... I thought I was a cold human being...
Naoki: Because I wasn't able to cry like the actors on TV, I thought that
       maybe I didn't actually like Sis...

[Choices:]
- "That's not true."
- "People are different."
- "You're just inept."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's not true."]

Naoki: Yes... I know now that it isn't.
Naoki: Talking with you made me realize that...

> Naoki is nodding with gentle eyes...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["People are different."]

Naoki: You're right...
Naoki: Just because I'm not like a character on TV doesn't mean I'm wrong or
       strange.
Naoki: Talking with you... little by little, I started to understand that.

> Naoki is nodding gratefully.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're just inept."]

Naoki: Yes... I really am.
Naoki: Talking with you... I finally started to understand that.

> Naoki lets out an embarrassed laugh...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: I was just trying not to think about Sis...
Naoki: It was easier for me to tell myself that I was a cold person than to
       think about Sis and suffer.
Naoki: I kept running away from the pain... I never let myself think about
       her.
Naoki: She must've wanted to live more, huh?

[Choices:]
- "Yeah, I'm sure of it."
- "I don't know."
- "Live for her sake."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yeah, I'm sure of it."]

Naoki: Poor Sis...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't know."]

Naoki: Only Sis knows the answer... But she's not here anymore...
Naoki: She can't even think of anything, say anything, or even smile...!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Live for her sake."]

Naoki: Yes... You're right. That's the only thing I can do for her now...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Naoki finally let go and started crying...

Naoki: I wanted her to live more...
Naoki: I wanted her to live...

> Naoki is biting his lip...

[Choices:]
- "It was out of your hands."
- "She can hear you."
- "Just let it all out, Naoki."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It was out of your hands."]

Naoki: It's so unfair... Why did she have to...?

> Naoki's fists are trembling...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She can hear you."]

Naoki: Yes... I believe that too...

> Naoki is trying to smile...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Just let it all out, Naoki."]

Naoki: I'm trying for the first time...
Naoki: Ha, haha... *sob*

> Naoki is crying and hiccupping...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: Thank you...
Naoki: I finally... finally, feel that I'm sad...

> It seems Naoki has released the profound sadness he had buried...
> You feel that your relationship with Naoki has grown stronger...

> The Saki's Brother Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hanged Man Arcana has grown!

Naoki: Yu-san... Let's go home.
Naoki: I'm going to talk with my parents. About Sis... about me.

> You parted ways with Naoki and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hanged Man Level 10 Skit][HMSL10]---------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...
> Naoki took you here...

Naoki: I played with Sis here once... A long time ago...
Naoki: Sis was pretty agile, so she'd cross the river by jumping from rock to
       rock...
Naoki: I was scared, so I just watched from this side... Then Sis waved at me,
       and disappeared into that grove over there...
Naoki: I cried like hell.
Naoki: While I was crying, Sis crossed the bridge without me noticing and
       yelled right behind me. I pissed my pants...
Naoki: Haha... Lately, that's all I've been remembering.
Naoki: ......
Naoki: I think it's the same way now.
Naoki: There's a river separating us. Sis is gone, and I'm still here.
Naoki: Sis has crossed over to the other bank, and I'm still on this one...
Naoki: No matter how much I cry or piss my pants, I know she isn't coming
       back...
Naoki: I've been trying not to think about it all this time... But I finally
       fell I can face reality.
Naoki: It's all thanks to you.

[Choices:]
- "I didn't do anything."
- "That's right. Be grateful."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I didn't do anything."]

Naoki: No, you did everything. You talked to me, you listened to me...

> Naoki started talking seriously...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's right. Be grateful."]

Naoki: Haha. I am, really.

> Naoki's smile is completely free of worry.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Naoki: I... I thought that there was no point to my existence.
Naoki: But I was really happy... to find that there was someone out there who
       would actually devote time to me.
Naoki: That's why I was able to do this. ...Here, check it out.

> Obtained Junes Receipt.

Naoki: It's not just a receipt to me. It's not just a normal purchase like it
       would be for someone else.
Naoki: I wanted... to give it to you.

> Naoki is smiling cheerfully...
> You feel as if you and Naoki have formed a tight bond...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Attis, the ultimate form
  of the Hanged Man Arcana...

> The Saki's Brother Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Saki's Brother Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hanged Man Arcana has reached its
  maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Hanged Man Social Link, you can now fuse Attis, the God of
  Sacrifice!

Naoki: I'm thinking of helping out at the store. I'll stay in school, though,
       so it'll only be after school and on holidays.
Naoki: The rest of our family has yet to really accept Sis's death.
Naoki: I thought we all needed to bond... And working at the store's the first
       step I can take towards uniting the family.
Naoki: Yu-san... Please come visit our store.
Naoki: I'll make it so successful, you'll think, "Junes-who?"

> Naoki's smiles is completely free of worry.
> You and Naoki may not get another chance to talk this much...
> You spent the rest of the day with Naoki...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Hermit Social Link][HSL]==========================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Fox Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hermit Level 1 Skit][HSL01]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You have no plans today...
> You decide to go somewhere you don't usually go...
> First...

[Choices:]
- Yasoinba Station
- Shopping District Shrine
- Junes' grocery department

[All choices eventually lead you to the shrine.]

> There's no one on the premises...
> The dusty shrine doesn't seem to be well-maintained...
> ......
> You decided to go home.
> You sense someone watching you...

Strange animal: ......

> A mysterious fox suddenly appears before you...!
> Does it live at the shrine...?
> The fox is staring at you...
> You notice an "ema" plaque in its mouth...
> The mysterious fox nudges the ema into your hand.
> It reads: "Please help Grandpa's legs get better. -Keita"
> The ema has someone's wish written on it...
> Why did the fox give this to you...?
> Upon closer inspection, you notice an unusually shaped leaf stuck on the
  back of the ema.
> You don't recognize this leaf from the local plant life...
> Is this also the work of the mysterious fox...?

[An old man approaches. The fox leaves.]

Old man: Oh, not every day you see young'uns like you around here.
Old man: Nobody lives here anymore.
Old man: I come by to tidy things up once in a while, but lately my legs are
         so achy, I just can't do it.
Old man: I've been tryin' to get this place up to snuff, but there just isn't
         enough money to go around.
Old man: Well, I s'pose I'll pay my respects.
Old man: If my legs don't heal, I can't maintain the shrine. That, and...
Old man: ...I won't be able to visit Keita anymore. He's my grandson, y'know.

> You wonder if it could be the same Keita who wrote the ema...
> The ema said, "Please help Grandpa's legs get better..."

Old man: Hmm!? What's that you got in your hand there? Could it be...!?
Old man: The leaf...! That's it!
Old man: Way back when, my grandmother always used to say a leaf shaped like
         that was the best kind of ache remedy out there!
Old man: Ah, what memories!
Old man: But how'd you get your hands on this!? I didn't think you could find
         those in the mountains anymore.
Old man: P-Please, young man! Can I trouble you to spare me that leaf!?

> You gave the old man the leaf that was stuck to the back of the ema.

Old man: Ooh, this is it, this is it... Now let's see here...

> The old man stuck the leaf onto his leg...

Old man: Oooh, I can feel it! It's working!
Old man: Amazing! The pain I've been feeling for who knows how long--it just
         up and vanished!
Old man: Hm...? Hrmmm...!? Why, I feel better than I have in years!
Old man: You really helped me out, young man!
Old man: I'm so grateful! Now I can go visit my grandson!
Old man: I'd better pay thanks to the shrine for bringing us together like
         this!

> You marvel at the amazing results...
> Not only did it heal his aches, it even restored his vitality...

> The fox looks on from his hiding place with a contented expression...
> It seems to understand that the wish on the ema has been granted...
> The fox is peering into the offertory box as if to check the contents...
> It even seems to understand that the shrine has received an offering...
> ......
> Perhaps you were given the ema with the leaf for that express purpose...

Fox: *yip*

> It seems it has taken a liking to you...
> It has a mouthful of the same leaves as the one you gave to the old man...
> It seems the fox has a large stock of mysterious leaves with healing powers.

Fox: *yip*

> The fox is looking up mirthfully...
> Is there something it wants from you?
> You cannot help but think how strange an encounter this is, as you realize
  a fox is showing you a pile of leaves...
> You feel a faint bond forming between you and the fox...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Hermit Arcana...

> You have established the Fox Social Link of the Hermit Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Hermit Arcana!

> Where does it find such amazing leaves...?
> You reflect on how useful it would be to have this kind of help while 
  searching the "other side"...
> ......

Fox: *yip*

> Does it understand your thoughts...?
> The fox gestures toward the offertory box...
> Is it offering its services for a price...?

Fox: *yip*

> It seems the mysterious fox has agreed to aid you in your search...
> However, it appears that it will require a fee for its cooperation...

> You returned the ema to the shrine and went home.
> It's getting late.
> You decided to go home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hermit Level 2 Skit][HSL02]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you an ema with a wish written on it.
> The ema is written in rounded characters. It's probably a young girl's
  handwriting.

Ema: I want things to go well with the person I like!

> It seems the fox wants you to fulfill the wish written on the ema on its
  behalf.
> Could it be thinking that if wishes are fulfilled, then more money will be
  put into the offertory box?
> If you fulfill the wish on the ema, your relationship with the fox may grow
  stronger. ...Accept the request?

> Accepted Quest 07: "I Wish for Love"

Fox: *yip*

> The fox seems happy.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Classroom Building, 1F. Talk to the girl next to the lockers.]

Female student: Ahhhhhh! Wh-What?
Female student: Oh, you're the transfer student, Yu...
Female student: ......
Female student: Yu...?
Female student: Oh, I-I must have made a mistake! This is your shoe box!

> The female student ran away...
> ...?
> There's something in your shoe box...
> It's a note...

Note: "Excuse me for writing this to you out of the blue."
Note: "I held my emotions back all this time because I didn't want to disrupt
      your studies, but I just had to tell you..."
Note: "I love you!"

> It's a very moving love note. However, it's actually addressed to someone
  else...
> Apparently, the girl put this in the wrong shoe box...
> Perhaps she's the one who wrote the ema request the fox showed you.
> You should talk to her the next time you see her...

[Classroom Building, 2F. Outside your classroom.]

Female student: Oh... You're...
Female student: ......

> It's the girl that mistakenly put a love letter inside your shoe box.

Love note sender: ...D-Did you read my letter?

["I read it."]

Love note sender: H-H-How could you!? You jerk!
Love note sender: I didn't even have the courage to sign it, and yet a totally
                  random person now knows my secret!
Love note sender: ...Argh! What's the point of trying to be secretive any
                  more!?
Love note sender: I've already embarrassed myself this much, I might as well
                  go confess! How do you like that!?

> The female student ran off...
> Maybe you should ask her about how her confession went...

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Classroom Building, 2F. Outside your classroom.]

Love note sender: Oh! Hey you, listen!
Love note sender: The confession! It worked!
Love note sender: I can't believe it! I'm so happy.
Love note sender: I'm glad I got his shoe box confused with yours.
Love note sender: ...Oh, that's right!
Love note sender: I need to give thanks at the Tatsuhime Shrine! My wish came
                  true!
Love note sender: I'll make a big offering!

> You accomplished the request written on the ema! The monetary offerings have
  been increased.
> You should report back to the fox...
> Completed Quest 07: "I Wish for Love"

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you the ema with the wish that you fulfilled.
> It's probably worried about the outcome...
> You told the fox that you granted the wish written on the ema.

Fox: *howl*

> The fox looks exuberant.
> The fox looks at the offertory box and seems pleased...
> If rumors of the shrine's benevolence spread, more people may come to make
  offerings...

Fox: *howl*

> You can sense the fox's gratitude.

> The Fox Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hermit Arcana has grown!
> Since your relationship with the fox has grown stronger, it will give you a
  discount on its services inside the TV.

> You passed some time with the fox.
> It's getting late.
> You decided to go home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hermit Level 3 Skit][HSL03]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you an ema with a wish written on it.
> It's written in thin, lady-like handwriting...

Ema: I want to clear my mind of snacks. I want to hate them.

> It seems the fox wants you to fulfill the wish written on the ema on its
  behalf.
> Could it be thinking that if wishes are fulfilled, then more money will be
  put into the offertory box?
> If you fulfill the wish on the ema, your relationship with the fox may grow
  stronger. ...Accept the request?

> Accepted Quest 08: "I Wish I Didn't Crave Snacks"

Fox: *yip*

> The fox seems happy.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Shopping District, South. Talk to the woman outside Shiroku Store.]

Slim woman: Don't bother me!
Slim woman: I'm channeling my mental energy in orde to control my urges...
Slim woman: I mustn't want snacks... They'll just make me faaaat... Shiroku
            Store is my enemy...
Slim woman: Remember all that dieting and exercise... Do you want to have to
            do all that again?
Slim woman: Must shun the snacks...
Slim woman: Ahhh! Snacks... I want to eat snacks!
Slim woman: *sigh* I wonder if there're any bad-tasting snacks.
Slim woman: Actually, it doesn't have to be bad... Maybe if it were just
            odd-tasting, I would stop thinking about them...?
Slim woman: I want to distance myself from those Shiroku snacks...

> Perhaps she's the one who wrote the ema request the fox showed you.
> It seems she is looking for a snack that isn't like the snacks that she's
  currently craving.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Shopping District, South. Talk to the woman outside Shiroku Store.]

Slim woman: What's this smell...!?
Slim woman: It smells juicy, raw, and yet sweet... Is this the rumored Meat
            Gum!?
Slim woman: *gulp*
Slim woman: Hey, can I have a bit? I want to try it.

> You gave the woman Meat Gum.

Slim woman: Urp!!
Slim woman: Wh-What is this!? It's chewy meat!
Slim woman: This is also considered a snack!? The world of snacks is indeed
            vast and infinite.
Slim woman: ...Well, that was certainly different and odd. When I think
            "snack" I'll definitely recall this taste now.
Slim woman: Thank you... Now I won't linger in front of the Shiroku Store any
            more.
Slim woman: Oh, yes. I need to visit the shrine. I made a wish to hate snacks
            there.
Slim woman: I'll use my snack money as an offering!

> It seems like the monetary offerings will increase.
> The fox will be happy about this...
> Completed Quest 08: "I Wish I Didn't Crave Snacks"

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you the ema with the wish that you fulfilled.
> It's probably worried about the outcome...
> You told the fox that you granted the wish written on the ema.

Fox: *howl*

> The fox looks exuberant.
> The fox looks at the offertory box and seems pleased...
> If rumors of the shrine's benevolence spread, more people may come to make
  offerings...

Fox: *howl*

> You can sense the fox's gratitude.

> The Fox Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hermit Arcana has grown!
> Since your relationship with the fox has grown stronger, it will give you a
  discount on its services inside the TV.

> You passed some time with the fox.
> It's getting late.
> You decided to go home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hermit Level 4 Skit][HSL04]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you an ema with a wish written on it.
> This one seems to have many different people writing it. Perhaps a family
  wrote this...

Ema: We want Koro to come back! Please, god. -Saito

> It seems the fox wants you to fulfill the wish written on the ema on its
  behalf.
> Could it be thinking that if wishes are fulfilled, then more money will be
  put into the offertory box?
> If you fulfill the wish on the ema, your relationship with the fox may grow
  stronger. ...Accept the request?

> Accepted Quest 09: "We Wish Our Dog Would Return"

Fox: *yip*

> The fox seems happy.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain, Riverbank.]

Dog: Grrrrrr...
Dog: *woof* *woof*

> The dog ran away...
> Perhaps this is the dog referred to on the ema the fox showed you.
> But it seems to be wary of you...
> You're doubtful it'll return here any time soon. You should look for it
  another day...

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Shopping District, North]

Dog: ...Grrrrr!

> It looks like the dog you saw on the riverbank...
> It must be the runaway dog referred to on the ema the fox showed you.
> It seems the dog is wary of you. What should you do?

[Talk to it gently]

Missing dog: *whimper*

> It seems the dog became less wary of you.
> The dog ran away...
> You're doubtful it'll return here any time soon. You should look for it
  another day...

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain.]

Missing dog: ...Grrrr.

> It seems that the dog is still wary of you. What should you do?

[Talk to it gently]

Missing dog: *whimper*

> It seems the dog became less wary of you.
> The dog ran away...
> You should look for it on another day...

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain.]

Missing dog: ...Grrrr.

> It seems that the dog is still wary of you. What should you do?

[Talk to it gently]

Missing dog: *whimper*

> It seems the dog became less wary of you.

Missing dog: *whimper*

> The dog isn't trying to run away. It seems to like you.
> ...But it seems to be out of energy.
> Perhaps it's hungry.
> If you gave it something a dog would eat, it may become energetic again..

[Give it Steak Skewer.]

Missing dog: *woof* *woof*

> The dog looks happy.
> The dog ran away energetically. It should be able to return to its owner's
  house now.
> You accomplished the request written on the ema!
> You should report back to the fox...
> Completed Quest 09: "We Wish Our Dog Would Return"

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you the ema with the wish that you fulfilled.
> It's probably worried about the outcome...
> You told the fox that you granted the wish written on the ema.

Fox: *howl*

> The fox looks exuberant.
> The fox looks at the offertory box and seems pleased...
> If rumors of the shrine's benevolence spread, more people may come to make
  offerings...

Fox: *howl*

> You can sense the fox's gratitude.

> The Fox Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hermit Arcana has grown!
> Since your relationship with the fox has grown stronger, it will give you a
  discount on its services inside the TV.

> You passed some time with the fox.
> It's getting late.
> You decided to go home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hermit Level 5 Skit][HSL05]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you an ema with a wish written on it.
> It's written in large, uneven letters, probably by a child...

Ema: God, please give me some friends. Yoshitaka

> It seems the fox wants you to fulfill the wish written on the ema on its
  behalf.
> Could it be thinking that if wishes are fulfilled, then more money will be
  put into the offertory box?
> If you fulfill the wish on the ema, your relationship with the fox may grow
  stronger. ...Accept the request?

> Accepted Quest 10: "I Wish I Had Friends"

Fox: *yip*

> The fox seems happy.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain.]

Boy: Wh-What?
Boy: I don't have any money.

["I don't want your money."]

Boy: You're not here for anything else, then, right?
Boy: I don't have any friends. So nobody ever wants to talk to me...

> The boy seems sad...
> He said he doesn't have any friends.
> Perhaps he's the one who wrote the ema request the fox showed you.

Lonely boy: Everyone talks about things I don't know about. Right now, they're
            all collecting stickers...
Lonely boy: I have a sticker, too, but they all said, "Everyone has that
            one..."
Lonely boy: If I had a rare sticker, I bet they'd become my friends...

> The boy wants a rare sticker so he can make friends.

Lonely boy: Huh...? Mister, is that a sticker?

> The boy noticed the Prize Sticker.

Lonely boy: "Granter of your desires"?
Lonely boy: If this sticker can do that, then I'm sure to make friends!
Lonely boy: Mister, can you give me this sticker?

[Give it to him]

Lonely boy: Yay! Thank you!
Lonely boy: I'm sure to have lots of friends now!

> The boy ran off cheerfully.
> Will he make lots of friends...? You should ask him another time.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain.]

Lonely boy: Oh, you're the one who gave me the Prize Sticker...
Lonely boy: I showed it to them, but they said a grown-up sticker didn't
            count...
Lonely boy: Here, you can have it back...
Lonely boy: Where am I supposed to find a rare kid's sticker?
Lonely boy: I don't know any...

> The boy is looking for a rare sticker that is popular among kids.
> Maybe you should ask some kids for ideas.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Home.]

Nanako: It's going to rain soon. The TV said so.

> Come to think of it, there is a boy looking for stickers that are popular
  among children...
> Maybe you should ask Nanako about them...

Nanako: Big bro...?

[Ask Nanako about stickers]

Nanako: A children's sticker?
Nanako: Ummm... I'll go look.

> Nanako comes back with a sticker.

Nanako: This is pretty popular.
Nanako: Here you go.

["Thank you."]

Nanako: *giggle*

> Nanako gave you Tankiriman Sticker.
> You should try giving this to the boy who wants friends...

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain.]

Lonely boy: Where am I supposed to find a rare kid's sticker?
Lonely boy: I can't come up with anything...

> The boy is looking for a rare sticker that is popular among kids.
> Will you give him the Tankiriman Sticker?

[Give it to him]

Lonely boy: ...A Tankiriman Sticker?
Lonely boy: Wow, thank you!
Lonely boy: This is cool-looking, so I'm sure they'll let me play after I show
            them this!

> The boy ran off cheerfully.
> Will he make lots of friends...? You should ask him another time.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain.]

Lonely boy: Oh, Mister!
Lonely boy: Y'know the sticker you gave me? Everyone already knew about it...
Lonely boy: But I did make friends!
Lonely boy: I talked to them every time I got a new sticker, and they just
            kinda became my friends!
Lonely boy: It's thanks to you! Oh, and also the fox.
Lonely boy: I wrote my wish at the shrine. They said a fox grants wishes
            there.
Lonely boy: I'll go say thanks to the fox later!

> You accomplished the request written on the ema!
> You should report back to the fox...
> Completed Quest 10: "I Wish I Had Friends"

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you the ema with the wish that you fulfilled.
> It's probably worried about the outcome...
> You told the fox that you granted the wish written on the ema.

Fox: *howl*

> The fox looks exuberant.
> The fox looks at the offertory box and seems pleased...
> If rumors of the shrine's benevolence spread, more people may come to make
  offerings...

Fox: *howl*

> You can sense the fox's gratitude.

> The Fox Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hermit Arcana has grown!
> Since your relationship with the fox has grown stronger, it will give you a
  discount on its services inside the TV.

> You passed some time with the fox.
> It's getting late.
> You decided to go home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hermit Level 6 Skit][HSL06]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you an ema with a wish written on it.
> It's written in stern, manly handwriting...

Ema: I have nothing to live for. I want to recapture the joy of life.

> It seems the fox wants you to fulfill the wish written on the ema on its
  behalf.
> Could it be thinking that if wishes are fulfilled, then more money will be
  put into the offertory box?
> If you fulfill the wish on the ema, your relationship with the fox may grow
  stronger. ...Accept the request?

> Accepted Quest 11: "I Wish My Life Had Meaning Again"

Fox: *yip*

> The fox seems happy.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Shopping District, North.]

Haggard man: ...Isn't this a great-looking shop?
Haggard man: My grandfather started this shop... And I closed it down.
Haggard man: Nowadays, kids don't make models... If they want toys, Junes has
             a much bigger selection. I can't compete.
Haggard man: ...A long while ago, kids used to come in here and show off the
             models they'd built, comparing to see who was best.
Haggard man: The store was so lively. Ah, those were the days...

> The man sighed and stared off into the distance...
> Perhaps he's the one who wrote the ema request the fox showed you.
> He wants to find something to live for...

Despondent man: I feel sorry for the toys that still remain in the store...
Despondent man: I want them to be completed, but it'd be even more pathetic if
                they had to be constructed by me.
Despondent man: The models would be happier if a young kid like you made
                them...

> Maybe assembling one of these models will restore the man's will to live.

["Want me to make one?"]

Despondent man: Huh? W-Would you do that?
Despondent man: Do you have model paint at your place? You need clippers? Do
                you use putty!? What about detail pens...?

> This man is clearly excited about the prospect of you building a model for
  him.

Despondent man: Here, you can have this!
Despondent man: Please show it to me when you're done!

> You obtained Unfinished Model.
> You can use the table in your room to put this together...

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Shopping District, North.]

Despondent man: That's the MF-06S Brahman I gave you!
Despondent man: You actually built it... Wow, it's good... Well-made...

> The man is tearing up...

Despondent man: Making plastic models takes a lot of time, huh? The time you
                spend makes the love for your creation deeper...
Despondent man: *sniff*
Despondent man: Haha, I must be getting old...
Despondent man: I was recalling the days I spent toiling away at plastic
                models...
Despondent man: It was fun... But it's all in the past now...
Despondent man: Thank you. By giving me a final glimpse of this joy, you made
                me realize that this phase of my life has passed.
Despondent man: Starting tomorrow night, I'm going to start sorting through
                the remaining models at my store.
Despondent man: Oh, yes. I'll need to go give my thanks at the shrine, too. I
                feel as if I have a new reason to live now...

> The man smiles sadly...
> You accomplished the request written on the ema!
> You should report back to the fox...

Man with closure: Oh, yeah. You can have this, too. I have fond memories of
                  this model...
Man with closure: Once you've finished that one, won't you come show it to me?
Man with closure: I'll be at the shop at night. If you don't mind putting them
                  together, I'll even give you another one.

> You obtained Unfinished Model.
> You can use the table in your room to build this model...
> Completed Quest 11: "I Wish My Life Had Meaning Again"

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you the ema with the wish that you fulfilled.
> It's probably worried about the outcome...
> You told the fox that you granted the wish written on the ema.

Fox: *howl*

> The fox looks exuberant.
> The fox looks at the offertory box and seems pleased...
> If rumors of the shrine's benevolence spread, more people may come to make
  offerings...

Fox: *howl*

> You can sense the fox's gratitude.

> The Fox Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hermit Arcana has grown!
> Since your relationship with the fox has grown stronger, it will give you a
  discount on its services inside the TV.

> You passed some time with the fox.
> It's getting late.
> You decided to go home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hermit Level 7 Skit][HSL07]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you an ema with a wish written on it.
> It's written in beautiful, feminine handwriting...

Ema: I want to be able to converse better. I don't want to hurt people with
     the rude things I say when I'm nervous.

> It seems the fox wants you to fulfill the wish written on the ema on its
  behalf.
> Could it be thinking that if wishes are fulfilled, then more money will be
  put into the offertory box?
> If you fulfill the wish on the ema, your relationship with the fox may grow
  stronger. ...Accept the request?

> Accepted Quest 12: "I Wish I Was Better at Speaking"

Fox: *yip*

> The fox seems happy.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Yasogami High, Roof.]

Female student: Huh...?
Female student: Wh-What, don't just walk up to me and talk to me all of a
                sudden! Don't you know that's rude!?
Female student: Oh...
Female student: Umm...
Female student: S-Sorry for blowing up like that. It's fine. I'm not in a
                hurry to go anywhere or anything.
Female student: So...

> The female student is mumbling and obviously flustered.
> Perhaps she's the one who wrote the ema request the fox showed you.
> She wants to improve her conversational abilities.

Awkward girl: What do you want? S-Stop staring at my face!

> Her words are harsh...
> But you dealt with the cold response well, due to your Understanding!

Awkward girl: Wh-What...?
Awkward girl: Normal people would have left by now, yelling something at me.
Awkward girl: ...You're weird.
Awkward girl: ......
Awkward girl: Wh-What are you standing there for? Say something to me, you
              got that!?

> The awkward girl ran away.
> Maybe you should talk to her again next time you see her...

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Yasogami High, Roof.]

Awkward girl: ...Oh, you. I was wai--I mean, what are you doing here again?
              No one asked you to come.
Awkward girl: W-Well? I'm busy, so wh-what's on your mind!?

["Do you need help speaking?"]

Awkward girl: Wha...! Wh-Where'd you hear that!?
Awkward girl: ...Oh.
Awkward girl: I-It's not like I'm worried about it! L-Leave me alone!

> She's quite worried about her speech and defensive about it, as well...

[Give her lessons]

> With your current Expression, you can speak well enough to teach others.
> You offer to teach her.

Awkward girl: C-Conversation lessons!?
Awkward girl: I-I don't need them! Leave me alone!
Awkward girl: ......
Awkward girl: But if you really want to teach someone, then maybe I'll listen
              to you for a while, just to be nice.

> You gave her some tips on how to converse with other people.

Awkward girl: Y-You should've told me this earlier!
Awkward girl: Oh... um... That's not right.
Awkward girl: "It would have been most desirable if you would have imparted
              this wisdom at a much earlier occasion."
Awkward girl: ...Like that?
Awkward girl: Um...
Awkward girl: Th-Thank you.
Awkward girl: ......
Awkward girl: I hope... you can teach me again.
Awkward girl: B-Bye!

> The awkward girl ran away.
> Maybe you should talk to her again next time you see her...

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Yasogami High, Roof.]

Awkward girl: Oh...

> The awkward girl is teary-eyed...

Awkward girl: Your lessons didn't work!
Awkward girl: I just tried starting up a cheerful conversation with a girl in
              my class...
Awkward girl: B-But I got nervous all of a sudden... I said something I wasn't
              even thinking!
Awkward girl: "Move aside, ugly; I'm comin' through!"
Awkward girl: Wh-What should I do? She just started crying...

["Apologize to her."]

> Your current Courage allows you to give a passionate speech about courage!
> You instructed her about the social importance of having the courage to 
  apologize for your mistakes.

Awkward girl: Y-Your right... I'll apologize to her. Hurting others without
              apologizing is selfish and cowardly...
Awkward girl: I'll go apologize.
Awkward girl: Maybe after I do, I can try and have a real conversation with
              her.
Awkward girl: I can't keep using my bad conversation skills as an excuse...
              I'll do my best.

> The awkward girl appears to have broken through the fear that was stunting
  her social growth...
> You accomplished the request written on the ema!
> You should report back to the fox...
> Completed Quest 12: "I Wish I Was Better at Speaking"

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you the ema with the wish that you fulfilled.
> It's probably worried about the outcome...
> You told the fox that you granted the wish written on the ema.

Fox: *howl*

> The fox looks exuberant.
> The fox looks at the offertory box and seems pleased...
> If rumors of the shrine's benevolence spread, more people may come to make
  offerings...

Fox: *howl*

> You can sense the fox's gratitude.

> The Fox Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hermit Arcana has grown!
> Since your relationship with the fox has grown stronger, it will give you a
  discount on its services inside the TV.

> You passed some time with the fox.
> It's getting late.
> You decided to go home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hermit Level 8 Skit][HSL08]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you an ema with a wish written on it.
> It's hastily scrawled in a man's handwriting.

Ema: I'm scared of them, but I must get used to them. I don't even want to
     write the word... C A T S.

> It seems the fox wants you to fulfill the wish written on the ema on its
  behalf.
> Could it be thinking that if wishes are fulfilled, then more money will be
  put into the offertory box?
> If you fulfill the wish on the ema, your relationship with the fox may grow
  stronger. ...Accept the request?

> Accepted Quest 13: "I Wish I Didn't Fear Cats"

Fox: *yip*

> The fox seems happy.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain.]

Man: Miyoko-san...
Man: ...Oh, d-did you hear that?
Man: Ahahaha, well... I-It's okay, right!?
Man: People have the right to think of their beloved!
Man: *sigh* I'm getting married...

> The man seems melancholic about his wedding for some reason.

Man: Dammit... Everything would be great if it wasn't for him...
Man: Who am I talking about? That horrendous furball...
Man: The c...
Man: Argh! I'm scared! I can't even say it! Those fanged demons are
     terrifying!

["Is it a cat?"]

Man: Arrrgh! D-Don't say the "c-word"!

> The man is actually physically trembling at the thought of cats...
> Perhaps he's the one who wrote the ema request the fox showed you.
> He wants to overcome his fear of cats...

Ailurophone: The meowing, and the whiskers, and the evil little claws! It's
             all just so scary...
Ailurophone: Of all the pets, Miyoko-san wants to have a c-c-cat... She said
             we can't get married if I won't let her have one.
Ailurophone: Arrrgh! Why must you put me through this horrible test,
             Miyoko-san!?

> You try and figure out a way to force him to overcome his fear.

[Any choice]

Ailurophone: S-Stop it! Stop that right now!
Ailurophone: What do you want? Money!? I'll give you money, just get away from
             meeeeee!!

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Dojima Residence.]

Cat: Meow.

> There's a cat...
> ......
> Will you pet it...?
> Come to think of it, there is that man who was afraid of cats.
> He was so desperate, he made a wish to be cured of his fears... Should you
  bring him here?

[Bring him here]

> You decided to bring the man who is terrified of cats here.

Ailurophobe: Cat! CAT! CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!
Ailurophobe: It's watching me! It's waiting for me to turn around! It's coming
             for me! It's gonna jump on me! I'm gonna DIEEEEEE!
Ailurophobe: B-But, I-I'm a man... I-I-I'm prepared for death...
Ailurophobe: A-Alright... Alllriiight... Let me t-t-touch you...

Ailurophobe: Aaaaaaaahh! It's eating meeeeeee!

> The man was licked by the cat and ran away screaming...

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain.]

Ailurophobe: Y-You! You're the one who tried to feed me to the cat!
Ailurophobe: Oh, er, sorry... I just can't stay calm when it comes to those
             damn cats...
Ailurophobe: ...I-I have an idea...
Ailurophobe: Do you know what cats like to eat?
Ailurophobe: If I can sneak up and slowly touch them while they're chowing 
             down on food, I'd be in control, right?
Ailurophobe: B-But...
Ailurophobe: To tell you the truth... I'm also... scared of fish!
Ailurophobe: Y'know, those creepy eyes! All muddied! Looking this way! And
             those scales!
Ailurophobe: U-Uhh... Is there some kind of cute fish?

> The man wants a cute fish.
> Maybe he'll think a Red Goldfish is cute...
> Show him a Red Goldfish?

[Show it to him]

Ailurophobe: Wh-What is that!? I-It's so cute!
Ailurophobe: Give that to me! I'll use it to ambush that cat!

> The man stole your Red Goldfish.
> The man ran off...

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain.]

Ailurophobe: Hello there!

> The man is covered in scratches...

Ailurophobe: The Red Goldfish you gave me... Thanks to that, the kitties were
             all over me!
Ailurophobe: Ooh, those kittie-witties were soooo cute! The feeling of their
             soft fur is great!
Ailurophobe: I almost want to get married more for the cat than Miyoko-san!
             Ooh, I want a kitty-kiss!

> You accomplished the request written on the ema!
> You should report back to the fox...
> Completed Quest 13: "I Wish I Didn't Fear Cats"

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you the ema with the wish that you fulfilled.
> It's probably worried about the outcome...
> You told the fox that you granted the wish written on the ema.

Fox: *howl*

> The fox looks exuberant.
> The fox looks at the offertory box and seems pleased...
> If rumors of the shrine's benevolence spread, more people may come to make
  offerings...

Fox: *howl*

> You can sense the fox's gratitude.

> The Fox Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hermit Arcana has grown!
> Since your relationship with the fox has grown stronger, it will give you a
  discount on its services inside the TV.

> You passed some time with the fox.
> It's getting late.
> You decided to go home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hermit Level 9 Skit][HSL09]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you an ema with a wish written on it.
> It's written in proper, elegant handwriting...

Ema: My wallet is gone. 
     It vanished in the dense fog. 
     I yearn for some food.
Ema: I wish my wallet would return.

> It seems the fox wants you to fulfill the wish written on the ema on its
  behalf.
> Could it be thinking that if wishes are fulfilled, then more money will be
  put into the offertory box?
> If you fulfill the wish on the ema, your relationship with the fox may grow
  stronger. ...Accept the request?

> Accepted Quest 14: "I Wish My Wallet Would Return"

Fox: *yip*

> The fox seems happy.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain.]

Woman: *sigh* I'm so hungry. The trash can's empty today, too...
Woman: I'm done for... I'm so hungry, I'm seeing illusions... Aren't you 
       handsome...
Woman: ...O-Oh, I'm sorry. You actually are handsome. Ahahaha...
Woman: ......
Woman: I lost my wallet the other day.
Woman: I can't find it anywhere...
Woman: My entire fortune... Even my seal... It was all in there.
Woman: How unlucky must I be...
Woman: My luck has left me,
       I really wish I had food.
       How my stomach growls...
Woman: *sigh* I made another haiku...

> The woman smiles and stares off into the distance.
> Perhaps she's the one who wrote the ema request the fox showed you.
> She wants to get back the money she lost.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain, Riverbank.]

[Search near the sign.]

> Something is on the ground...
> It's a wallet.
> Obtained Round Wallet.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain.]

Wallet misplacer: Th-That's!! That thick, fat wallet...!
Wallet misplacer: ......
Wallet misplacer: Some people have said: /"Prosperity is fleeting."/It is very
                  true./I should be happy right now,/But I am dismayed.
Wallet misplacer: Haha, thank you for your hard work... But sadly, that wallet
                  isn't mine.
Wallet misplacer: ......
Wallet misplacer: Get that wallet away from me! I'm fighting the urge to take
                  it with all my will!
Wallet misplacer: If I take that money and eat, my conscience will just drive
                  me crazy!

> It seems the wallet you found at Samegawa isn't this woman's...

Wallet misplacer: It's no use. I give up.
Wallet misplacer: In order to feed my hungry kid brother, I'm gonna go work in
                  the city...
Wallet misplacer: In the turbulent neon sea, I'll wander the dangerous
                  streets...
Wallet misplacer: Tears and memories/within my pulsating heart;/I must now set
                  sail./I'll sadly voyage afar;/O wind, see me off nobly.
Wallet misplacer: So long, Inaba... I loved you so.

> The woman has completely given up...
> You wish you could find it for her...
> Perhaps looking in other locations will prove fruitful.

Wallet misplacer: *sigh*
Wallet misplacer: Maybe I dropped it when I went to check out the field...
                  That scrooge, he coulda let me have one.
Wallet misplacer: Isn't that land part of the shrine, anyway?

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Shopping District, North.]

[Search to the right of the shrine entrance.]

> You see something on the ground...
> It's a wallet.
> Obtained Square Wallet.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain.]

Wallet misplacer: Haha... I wasn't able to leave for the city.
Wallet misplacer: I was too worried about leaving my brother...
Wallet misplacer: Inaba city
                  Is far from being peaceful.
                  Woe is Inaba...
Wallet misplacer: ...I guess I'll find a side job here.
Wallet misplacer: *sigh* If only I have my wallet...
Wallet misplacer: ...That! In your hands! That that that that!!
Wallet misplacer: That's my wallet! You found it for me!?

> You gave the woman her wallet.
> She's frantically checking inside...

Wallet misplacer: Th-This is it! My precious wallet!
Wallet misplacer: My seal! My contract and dead, they're all here!
Wallet misplacer: Hooray! Now I can go back to buying up plots of land!
Wallet misplacer: The land of others/If I want, it is my land/Happens in a
                  flash/That is the law of the world./My world, my way.
Wallet misplacer: ...I'm short one syllable. Maybe I've lost my knack for
                  tanka. I'll just stick to composing haiku.
Wallet misplacer: Thank you so much! Oh, yeah! I need to go say thanks to the
                  shrine, too!

> You accomplished the request written on the ema!
> You should report back to the fox...
> Completed Quest 14: "I Wish My Wallet Would Return"

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you the ema with the wish that you fulfilled.
> It's probably worried about the outcome...
> You told the fox that you granted the wish written on the ema.

Fox: *howl*

> The fox looks exuberant.
> The fox looks at the offertory box and seems pleased...
> If rumors of the shrine's benevolence spread, more people may come to make
  offerings...

Fox: *howl*

> You can sense the fox's gratitude.

> The Fox Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hermit Arcana has grown!
> Since your relationship with the fox has grown stronger, it will give you a
  discount on its services inside the TV.

> You passed some time with the fox.
> It's getting late.
> You decided to go home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hermit Level 10 Skit][HSL10]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you an ema with a wish written on it.
> It's written with a calligraphy brush...

Ema: I want to see the Guardian of Shichiri Beach once more before I die.

> It seems the fox wants you to fulfill the wish written on the ema on its
  behalf.
> Could it be thinking that if wishes are fulfilled, then more money will be
  put into the offertory box?
> If you fulfill the wish on the ema, your relationship with the fox may grow
  stronger. ...Accept the request?

> Accepted Quest 15: "The Shichiri Beach Guardian"

Fox: *yip*

> The fox seems happy.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain, Riverbank.]

Old man: *sigh*
Old man: Oh, it's you... How goes the fishing?
Old man: Me, I'm done for... I'm not as limber as I used to be.
Old man: My fishing days may be at an end...
Old man: My only regret is that I never did manage to catch that one fish...

> Could this old man have written the ema that the fox showed you...?
> It seems he wishes to see the Guardian of Shichiri Beach once...

["Leave it to me."]

Old man: Oh...?
Old man: You say YOU'RE going to catch the fish that even I never could?
Old man: ......
Old man: Well...
Old man: It must have been fate that led me to give you my fishing rod...
Old man: All right, I'll teach you everything I know. Finish the task I
         started.

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Samegawa Flood Plain, Riverbank.]

Old man: Mm, I'll teach you everything I know.

[Show him the Sea Guardian]

Old man: What? Is that true?
Old man: Oh my!
Old man: Th-Th-That's...!
Old man: *cough* *cough* *wheeze*
Old man: *gasp* *gasp*
Old man: Ohh, that was a surprise. I saw my dead wife for a moment there...
Old man: But that's it. That's the Sea Guardian I never could catch in all my
         years...
Old man: Young man... Well done!
Old man: I never thought I'd see it with my own eyes. I'm glad I lived to be
         this age...
Old man: I have no regrets now... Maybe it's time for me to join my dear
         wife...
Old man: ......
Old man: No, it's not over yet! I got the fire of a fisherman lit in you.
Old man: And I can do the same for other children too!
Old man: You don't mind if I do a little more work before I shuffle off this
         mortal coil, right, my dear? It won't be too long...

> Completed Quest 15: "The Shichiri Beach Guardian"
> You granted the ema's wish!
> You should report this back to the fox...

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

> The fox brought you the ema with the wish that you fulfilled.
> It's probably worried about the outcome...
> You told the fox that you granted the wish written on the ema.

Fox: *howl*

> The fox looks exuberant.
> The fox looks at the offertory box and seems pleased...
> If rumors of the shrine's benevolence spread, more people may come to make
  offerings...

Fox: *howl*

> You can sense the fox's gratitude.
> You passed some time with the fox.
> Your relationship with the fox has grown deeper...
> It seems there are conditions that must be met in order to strengthen your
  relationship with the fox...

> It's getting late.
> You decided to go home...

<>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<<>

> You made sure there was no one around and called for the fox...

Fox: *howl*

> The fox is trying to tell you something.
> Your Expression is Enthralling, so you can understand the fox's feelings.

> It seems the fox is worried about the offertory box.
> The offertory box is empty.
> What happened to all the offerings collected by the fox...?

Man's voice: Alright, outta the way! Out of the way I said!

> A construction crew came and began working.

> The offertory box and torii are now made of glittering gold...
> It seems the money the fox was saving up was used for this.

Visiting boy: God, you helped my friend when he needed you. Please, grant my
              wish, too...
Visiting boy: I brought some of my allowance.

> The child threw in an offering.

Visiting lady: Oh god, granter of our wishes!
Visiting lady: Please, hear mine!
Visiting lady: I'll give you as much as you like!

> The lady threw in a large offering.

> It seems those who have heard of the blessings bestowed by the shrine have
  come to pay their respects.
> At this rate, the offertory box will be full in no time...

Fox: *yip*

> The fox looks exuberant.

Fox: *howl*

> The fox went and picked up an ema in its mouth.
> Obtained Gratitude Ema.
> The ema has the fox's footprints all over it.

Fox: *howl*

> It seems to be a token of the fox's gratitude.
> You feel an indescribable bond with the fox...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Ongyo-ki, the ultimate form
  of the Hermit Arcana...

> The Fox Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Fox Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hermit Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Hermit Social Link, you can now fuse Ongyo-ki, the
  Shadow-Dweller!
> By reinforcing your bond, the fox will discount the price of its services
  inside the TV.

Fox: *howl*

> The fox is radiating vigor.
> It will probably continue its work to revive the shrine...
> It's getting late.
> You said goodbye to the fox, who looked somber, and went home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Hierophant Social Link][HISL]=====================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Ryotaro Dojima Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hierophant Level 1 Skit][HISL01]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Dojima: We haven't had time to talk like this since you got here, huh?
Dojima: ......

> Dojima is desperately casting about for a topic to discuss...

Dojima: Uhhh... Well, how's school?

[Choices:]
- "It's fun."
- "Meh..."
- "It's boring."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's fun."]

Dojima: I see... That's good to hear.
Dojima: Your school days will be over before you know it.
Dojima: Make sure you have fun while you can.

> Dojima is nodding to himself.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Meh..."]

Dojima: What kind of an answer is that?
Dojima: If you have something to say, you say it straight out. That's how we
        do things in this house.

> Dojima is making a wry face...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's boring."]

Dojima: Hah, at least you're honest.

> Dojima is smiling wryly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: What else...? Oh, yeah... How about your friends?
Dojima: ......
Dojima: Looks like you've made plenty of 'em.

> Dojima is scowling...

Dojima: I'm not saying who you can and can't hang out with, but...
Dojima: You know what I'm talking about, right?

[Choices:]
- "Yes."
- "No."
- "Say it straight out."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yes."]

Dojima: Huh. So you did notice...

> Dojima is nodding.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No."]

Dojima: Are you being straight with me?
Dojima: I can't tell if you're playing dumb or if you really are that dense.

> Dojima sighs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Say it straight out."]

Dojima: ...You got guts.

> Dojima is smiling dauntlessly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: For some reason, wherever there's an incident, there you are...
Dojima: I wish I didn't have to consider this, but... the killings began
        around the time you came to town.
Dojima: My job is all about eliminating the random element. I look only at the
        facts.
Dojima: If you keep getting caught up in my job, then...

[Nanako comes in.]

Nanako: ...What's wrong?
Nanako: Big bro didn't do anything bad.

Dojima: I-I know. I didn't mean it like that.

Nanako: But you're bullying him...

Dojima: I'm not bullying him. We were just having a little talk.
Dojima: It's getting late... Go to sleep.

Nanako: ...Okay.

[Nanako leaves.]

Dojima: Sheesh...
Dojima: She's really taking a shine to you.
Dojima: Look... Just don't get yourself involved in anything dangerous.
Dojima: As long as you're safe, everything's fine. Your parents didn't ask me
        to raise your grades or anything.

> It seems Dojima is genuinely worried about you.
> You feel a faint bond forming between you and Dojima...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Hierophant Arcana...

> You have established the Ryotaro Dojima Social Link of the Hierophant
  Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Hierophant Arcana!

Dojima: Things here might be a little different from what you're used to, but
        this is a good town.
Dojima: Thought it's a little dangerous right at the moment...
Dojima: Now then, it's about time for you to turn in. Get some sleep.
Dojima: 'Night.

> You said good night to Dojima and went to your room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hierophant Level 2 Skit][HISL02]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Dojima: So... What have you been doing after school?

[Choices:]
- "Hanging with friends."
- "Club meetings."
- "Working."
- "Nothing..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Hanging with friends."]

Dojima: Are you really just "hanging out"?

> Dojima is scowling...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Club meetings."]

Dojima: Ah, okay. When I was your age, I used to like clubs so much that I'd
        be willing to cut class to attend the meetings.
Dojima: Er... Not that I did cut class, though.

> Dojima is fretting.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Working."]

Dojima: Oh, really...? You're pretty responsible for your age.

> Dojima is impressed.

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<>>-----[Choice 4]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Nothing..."]

Dojima: You can't be doing nothing at all...

> Dojima looks at you suspiciously...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: ......
Dojima: ...Whoops. This is turning into an interrogation, isn't it?
Dojima: But it's not as if we have much in common... except for the murders.

[Choices:]
- "Do you still suspect me?"
- "Not good at talking?"
- "Tell me about yourself."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Do you still suspect me?"]

Dojima: No... That's not why I'm asking you this stuff.
Dojima: Though it's true that some things about you still worry me...

> Dojima gave you a sharp look...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Not good at talking?"]

Dojima: I guess not, huh...?
Dojima: If you were on the force, I'd have more to talk about...
Dojima: After all, like Nanako says, all I talk about is work.

> Dojima is smiling wryly.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Tell me about yourself."]

Dojima: About me? You're interested in the strangest things...

> Dojima shrugs...

Dojima: It's just what it seems. I'm a simple country detective living with my
        daughter.
Dojima: There's nothing about that to interest a high school kid...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: But you konw, it really is good to have you around the house.
Dojima: I didn't talk Nanako would be so happy... Hell, I'm already tired of
        hearing "big bro" this and "big bro" that.
Dojima: You're more like a very young brother to me than a son.

[Choices:]
- "That's stretching it."
- "Should I call you big bro?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's stretching it."]

Dojima: What!? You're saying you can see the years on my face?
Dojima: What a punk! Treating a regular guy like an old man...!

> Dojima is laughing cheerfully.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Should I call you big bro?"]

Dojima: Hah, stop that! You're sending chills down my spine.

> Dojima is laughing cheerfully.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: ......
Dojima: I think it's been a while since I've laughed this much.

> You were able to talk frankly with Dojima...
> You feel your relationship with Dojima has grown deeper...

> The Ryotaro Dojima Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hierophant Arcana has grown!

Dojima: Alright, I have to finish processing some data from work.
Dojima: Don't hit the sack too late, you hear?
Dojima: 'Night.

> You said goodnight to Dojima and went to your room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hierophant Level 3 Skit][HISL03]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Dojima: I heard something at the station the other day...
Dojima: About... Well...
Dojima: I heard you guys hang out at Junes pretty often.

> Dojima's probing stare hurts...

Dojima: Nothing wrong with that, of course.
Dojima: The question is...
Dojima: Why do you make so many trips to and from the electronics department?

Nanako: Daaaad...

Dojima: Oh, er, this isn't what you think. I'm not interrogating him...

Nanako: It's not fair. You're always talking with big bro.

Dojima: What...?

Nanako: I mean... Today, you're home, but...

Dojima: ...I always talk with you.

Nanako: When is always?
Nanako: I...
Nanako: I wanna... talk...

> Nanako rubs her eyes sleepily as she says it...

Dojima: *sigh* It's bedtime for you already.
Dojima: Go to sleep. I'll play with you... Next time.

Nanako: ...You promised.

> Nanako reluctantly returned to her room...

Dojima: "When is always," huh...?

[Choices:]
- "Why not play with her?"
- "I feel sorry for her."
- "Not good with kids?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why not play with her?"]

Dojima: ...I'm busy.

> Dojima grimaces...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I feel sorry for her."]

Dojima: ......

> Dojima looks bitter...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Not good with kids?"]

Dojima: No... It's not that.
Dojima: I mean, I am bad with kids, but that's not the problem...

> Dojima's expression looks bitter...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: Truth is, I mostly left raising her up to my wife... her mother...
Dojima: So... I don't really know how to approach her.
Dojima: Plus... I'm not fit to be her family...

[Choices:]
- "Why?"
- "Fit or not, you're family."
- "I don't get it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why?"]

Dojima: ......

> Dojima is making a tired expression...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Fit or not, you're family."]

Dojima: ...Maybe you're right.

> Dojima is smiling wryly.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't get it."]

Dojima: You're an honest one.

> Dojima is smiling wryly.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: You think just being related by blood makes you "family"?
Dojima: ......
Dojima: That's not the case...

> You feel you began to grasp the worries Dojima carries inside him...

> The Ryotaro Dojima Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hierophant Arcana has grown!

Dojima: Oh... sorry. You didn't need to hear about that.
Dojima: Get some sleep. 'Night.

> You said goodnight to Dojima and went to your room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hierophant Level 4 Skit][HISL04]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Dojima: I was just thinking of making some coffee.
Dojima: All we've got is instant, though. How do you take it?

[Choices:]
- "Black."
- "With cream."
- "Cream and sugar."
- "Surprise me."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Black."]

Dojima: Just like me. The easiest kind to make.

> Dojima is smiling...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["With cream."]

Dojima: Huh...?
Dojima: Oh, uh, well... It's just I haven't heard anyone ask for that in a
        while.

> Dojima is smiling gently...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Cream and sugar."]

Dojima: Hah, you have the same tastes as Nanako.

> Dojima looks like he's having fun.

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<>>-----[Choice 4]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Surprise me."]

Dojima: Alright, I'll pour you a good one.

> Dojima looks like he's having fun.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: Dad, the news is starting.
Nanako: Oh, coffee! Can I have some?

Dojima: Sure thing. Plenty of sugar and cream, right?

Nanako: Yeah!

Dojima: Go watch TV with Nanako. I'll bring it to you when it's ready.

[Choices:]
- "You don't have to do that."
- "Thank you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You don't have to do that."]

Dojima: Oh, no, it's okay. Making the coffee is my only job around here.

> Dojima is smiling gently...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Thank you."]

Dojima: Leave it to me. I make damn good coffee.

> Dojima is smiling cheerfully..

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: When I got married, her mother made me promise one thing.
Dojima: She said this is all I have to do around the house. But nobody else 
        can do it.
Dojima: So... Well, you know. It's habit now.

> Dojima looks a bit embarrassed.
> You saw an unexpected side of Dojima and grew closer to him...

> The Ryotaro Dojima Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hierophant Arcana has grown!

Dojima: This is the only promise I can really keep these days...
Dojima: Well... anyway. Sit over there.

> You watched TV together.

Announcer: ...And now, our next story.
Announcer: On the outskirts of Okina today, a woman bicyclist was hit by a car
           and died on the scene.

Dojima: Nanako, turn the TV off.

Nanako: Oh... okay.

Dojima: ......

[Dojima leaves.]

Nanako: ......
Nanako: It was because they showed a story about a traffic accident...
Nanako: Mom died in an accident.
Nanako: I don't remember it. And Dad won't talk about it...
Nanako: ......

> Nanako looks lonely...
> You watched some more TV with Nanako before going to your room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hierophant Level 5 Skit][HISL05]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> It seems Dojima is looking for something...

Dojima: It was there before...
Dojima: Those damn kids... Don't they teach 'em how to file data anymore?
Dojima: Oh... Sorry, I wasn't talking about you.

[Choices:]
- "Looking for something?"
- "Can I help?"
- "Working at home?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Looking for something?"]

Dojima: No... Well, yeah.

> Dojima seems unsettled...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Can I help?"]

Dojima: No... It's okay. Don't worry about it.

> Dojima is smiling wryly.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Working at home?"]

Dojima: Hah... Haven't heard that in a while.

> Dojima is smiling wryly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: I was trying to find an old newspaper article... It was falling apart,
        so I made a copy, but...
Dojima: The copy seems to have gone missing.
Dojima: ......
Dojima: There's a certain case where we don't have a suspect yet...
Dojima: And since the trail's going cold, it's about to be buried under newer
        cases.
Dojima: But I can't give up on this one.
Dojima: ...Ever.

> Dojima has a cornered look on his face...
> This doesn't seem to be the time or the place to ask him more about it.

[Nanako enters.]

Nanako: Dad...?

Dojima: Hm? What's wrong?

Nanako: My stomach hurts...

Dojima: Was it something you ate!?

Nanako: It feels like a sharp pain below my stomach.

Dojima: What!? I'll call the doc--
Dojima: N-No, wait. This happened before. Is it the same feeling!?

Nanako: I don't know...

Dojima: Urgh... Okay, the medicine we used before is--

[Dojima's cell phone rings.]

Dojima: Dammit! Who's calling at this time of night...?
Dojima: Dojima here!
Dojima: What's this about?
Dojima: ...A sealed letter? For me?
Dojima: Is it from Ichihara-san!? When did it come!?
Dojima: You forgot!?
Dojima: I'm on my way!

Dojima: Gotta go. The medicine should be in the first aid kit... She's in your
        hands.

> Dojima left...
> You gave Nanako the medicine and put her to bed...
> ......
> A few hours later...

Dojima: *sigh*

> Dojima has come home.
> He seems to be in a bad mood...

Dojima: Yu... You're still up?
Dojima: It's late. Go to sleep.

[Choices:]
- "Are you okay?"
- "What was that about?"
- "But Nanako..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Are you okay?"]

Dojima: Just shut up...
Dojima: ......
Dojima: ...Sorry.

> Dojima looks apologetic...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What was that about?"]

Dojima: Shut up! You have no right to...
Dojima: ......
Dojima: ...No... you do. Sorry...

> Dojima looks apologetic...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["But Nanako..."]

Dojima: Shut up! Now's not the time...
Dojima: ......
Dojima: No... Sorry. It's something personal with me...

> Dojima looks apologetic...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: How's Nanako...?
Dojima: She's sleeping... Good.
Dojima: You've been a great help here.

> Dojima seems to bear a heavy burden... What is he keeping locked up in his
  heart...?
> You feel your bond with Dojima has deepened even further...

> The Ryotaro Dojima Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hierophant Arcana has grown!

Dojima: It's pretty late. Go hit the hay.
Dojima: ...'Night, Yu.

> You said goodnight to Dojima and went to your room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hierophant Level 6 Skit][HISL06]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Dojima: The newspaper article...?
Dojima: Ohh... Yeah, I found it. Were you worried about it?
Dojima: ......
Dojima: It's about Chisato... my wife.
Dojima: When she was killed by a hit-and-run...
Dojima: ......
Dojima: I told you before, right? About the case where we never had a suspect?
Dojima: Get it now...? There's nothing more I can say about it in this house.
Dojima: Let's stop there

[Choices:]
- "Let's not."
- "Even if it's about family?"
- "Then let's go outside."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's not."]

Dojima: Yu...
Dojima: ......
Dojima: Sheesh...

> Dojima sighs...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Even if it's about family?"]

Dojima: Yu...
Dojima: ......
Dojima: Sheesh...

> Dojima sighs...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Then let's go outside."]

Dojima: ...Hah.
Dojima: You win...

> Dojima sighs...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: She...
Dojima: Nanako's mother was run over on her way to pick up Nanako from nursery
        school.
Dojima: It was a cold day, and there was no witnesses, so they didn't find her
        until much later.
Dojima: Until they got word to me, Nanako was waiting all that time at the
        nursery... All alone.
Dojima: Waiting for a mother who would never come...
Dojima: ...I couldn't tell Nanako that her mother was killed.
Dojima: That her father, whose job is to catch criminals... couldn't find a 
        single lead...
Dojima: ......
Dojima: But I haven't given up. I'll catch the guy.
Dojima: I don't need a private life to do that. ...Nanako will understand.

[Choices:]
- "You're right."
- "Is this what she wants?"
- "That's just an excuse."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're right."]

Dojima: Yeah... Maybe not now, but there'll come a day when she will...
Dojima: ......
Dojima: I have to tell myself that...

> Dojima looks exhausted...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Is this what she wants?"]

Dojima: Even if it's not what she wants now, she'll understand someday...
Dojima: ......
Dojima: I have to tell myself that...

> Dojima looks exhausted...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's just an excuse."]

Dojima: ......!

> Dojima is biting his lip...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: Sorry... leave me alone for now.

Dojima: ...Yu.
Dojima: Thanks.

> You can sense Dojima's pain...

> The Ryotaro Dojima Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hierophant Arcana has grown!

> You left Dojima in the living room and went to your room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hierophant Level 7 Skit][HISL07]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You talked with Dojima about various things...

Nanako: I'm going to sleep...

Dojima: Hm? Oh, it's this late already? 'Night.

Nanako: ......

Dojima: What?

Nanako: You said you would read me a book before bed.

Dojima: Oh... Ohh, that's right...
Dojima: I got it, I got it. Just a few pages.

Nanako: Yay!!

[Dojima's cell phone rings.]

Dojima: Hold on.
Dojima: Dojima here.
Dojima: ...Ichihara-san!
Dojima: Yes... Yes... Then that means...
Dojima: Well, if it's okay with you, I can be there in just a few...
Dojima: ......
Dojima: ...I understand. Goodbye...

Nanako: Dad...? Are you leaving?

Dojima: It's... my job.

Nanako: But you said you'd read me a book...

Dojima: I can do that anytime...

[Choices:]
- "When's 'anytime'?"
- "This is more important, huh?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["When's 'anytime'?"]

Dojima: W-Well...
Dojima: ......

> Dojima is smiling wryly...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["This is more important, huh?"]

Dojima: ......
Dojima: Of course not...

> Dojima sighed quietly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: Are you two fighting...?
Nanako: Y-You can go, Dad.

Dojima: No, that's not it... I'm sorry, Nanako.
Dojima: What book do you want?

Nanako: ...It's okay?

Dojima: I promised.
Dojima: C'mon, let's go, Nanako.

Nanako: Yeah!

> Nanako went to her room with Dojima...

Dojima: Man, she made me read the whole thing...
Dojima: ......
Dojima: Let's talk.

Dojima: The phone call was from Ichihara-san, my former senpai.
Dojima: I'm having him run tests for Chisato's hit-and-run investigation.
Dojima: He was calling to tell me that the test results are in...
Dojima: ...Judging by his tone, he didn't find anything the police haven't
        already come up with.
Dojima: I know going over there won't change the test results, but...

> Dojima looks severely disheartened...

Dojima: It was a white sedan. Most likely large and American. As expected, no
        such car is registered in Inaba.
Dojima: No records of one being repaired or scrapped, either... Worst case
        scenario, the car's out of the country by now.
Dojima: It scares me...
Dojima: That I couldn't catch the perp...
Dojima: That I'll never have an outlet for this sick feeling... That I'll just
        have to swallow it...!
Dojima: Every time I look at Nanako... Every time I notice ways she looks like
        her mother...
Dojima: I feel like... my face is being pushed down into reality...
Dojima: And it scares me...

Dojima: Hah...
Dojima: I never thought I'd be talking to you about this...

> Dojima confided in you...
> You feel that you understand Dojima more...

> The Ryotaro Dojima Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hierophant Arcana has grown!

Dojima: I know I can't stay this way forever...
Dojima: While you're still here... I need to face myself.

> You sat with Dojima for some time in silence before going to your room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hierophant Level 8 Skit][HISL08]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Dojima is staring intently at something.
> It looks like data about cars...

Dojima: Sorry, but my hands are full here.

[Choices:]
- "Working at home again?"
- "Buying a new car?"
- "Want some coffee?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Working at home again?"]

Dojima: Don't say that... I just wanted to look something up.

> Dojima looks ashamed...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Buying a new car?"]

Dojima: With a left-hand drive configuration? Not very convenient...

> Dojima shrugs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Want some coffee?"]

Dojima: ...That's my job. Don't worry about it.

> Dojima is smiling wryly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: Oh yeah. I was thinking about this when talking with Nanako just now,
        but...
Dojima: I feel like she's changed a bit lately.
Dojima: I don't know how to put it... She's stronger.
Dojima: ...I feel like I'm being left behind...
Dojima: Ever since you came, this house has become, well... home-y.
Dojima: A house isn't just a big box. It's a place for a family to live
        together.
Dojima: Laughing, crying, fighting... Spending most of your lives together...
Dojima: A warm place.
Dojima: I forgot what that was like...
Dojima: I wanted to get that back more than anything... And yet, I feel like
        I've been dodging it the whole time.
Dojima: Do you understand why?

[Choices:]
- "Because of Nanako."
- "Because her killer's loose."
- "Because you're a coward."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because of Nanako."]

Dojima: ...That's right.
Dojima: I never thought of her feelings...

> Dojima is smiling wryly...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because her killer's loose."]

Dojima: Right... In the end, that's just an excuse...

> Dojima is smiling peacefully.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because you're a coward."]

Dojima: Hah! You punk. You nailed it.
Dojima: That's it exactly...

> Dojima is smiling peacefully.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: We've been in the same place, but we weren't connected. You brought
        the two of us together.
Dojima: The rest... is my problem. Where do I draw the line with this...?

> You felt Dojima's quiet determination...

> The Ryotaro Dojima Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hierophant Arcana has grown!

Dojima: Ahhh, screw this! I'm drinking tonight!
Dojima: Yu, you're drinking with me. Alcohol-free, of course.
Dojima: You pass out before me, and you're under arrest, got it!? Alright!

> You drank with Dojima until he passed out and went to your room...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hierophant Level 9 Skit][HISL09]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Dojima pushed Nanako to your room for some reason...

Dojima: Now then... First off...

> It seems Dojima has something in mind...

Dojima: Sorry, but can you go call Nanako down here?
Dojima: Take your time.

> You called Nanako, as Dojima ordered you to do...

Nanako: You told me to go over there...
Nanako: A cake!? Wow!
Nanako: What are we celebrating!?

Dojima: Uhh, well... Today is a special day for us.

Nanako: A special day...?

Dojima: That's right.
Dojima: Today's the day when you, me, and him become "family."

Nanako: ...What about before?

Dojima: Uh, well...
Dojima: A-Anyways, it's the day that we become a real family.

Nanako: Hmmm...
Nanako: I don't really get it... But... it makes me happy!

Dojima: Alright, let's eat.

Nanako: Yeah!

> You spent an enjoyable time together...

> Nanako used up all her energy and fell asleep...

Dojima: Uhh, well... Heh.
Dojima: Er... Sorry about making you go along with this.

[Choices:]
- "I don't mind."
- "It was fun."
- "Ask me next time."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't mind."]

Dojima: Really...?

> Dojima looks relieved.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It was fun."]

Dojima: Huh... You're a nice guy.

> Dojima looks happy.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Ask me next time."]

Dojima: Hah, sorry about that.

> Dojima smiles awkwardly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: I felt like I needed to do this to draw the line...
Dojima: And I wanted Nanako to know...
Dojima: She has to know how important my daughter is to me...
Dojima: ......
Dojima: She's looking more and more like Chisato...
Dojima: Her smile... Her strong attitude...
Dojima: It was hard for me even to look at Nanako's face, because she reminds
        me so much of Chisato.
Dojima: Chisato died because she went to pick up Nanako... There were times
        when I'd come close to believing that.
Dojima: But even then, I can't count the number of times she's saved me just
        by being there...
Dojima: If I was living by myself, I would never've thought about taking you
        in.
Dojima: I think I was... scared. Scared to have someone else around...
Dojima: I was afraid we'd become a family... And then I'd lose it all again.
Dojima: I was running away by chasing a guy who'd run away himself... It was
        almost funny.

> Dojima's smile looks sad...

Dojima: I've been scared this whole time.
Dojima: That's why I used revenge as an excuse to not spend time with her...

[Choices:]
- "Was it hard?"
- "Do you regret it now?"
- "You've stopped running?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Was it hard?"]

Dojima: Yeah... Yeah, it was...

> Dojima's voice is choked...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Do you regret it now?"]

Dojima: ...Yeah.
Dojima: I regret that I couldn't protect her... And everything else after she
        died...

> Dojima hangs his head low...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You've stopped running?"]

Dojima: That's right.
Dojima: I can't make Nanako wait any longer.

> Dojima nods.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: Running, regretting... That crap all ends tonight.
Dojima: I'm not going to lose the things that are important to me...
Dojima: Never again.

> You can feel Dojima's strong resolve...

> The Ryotaro Dojima Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hierophant Arcana has grown!

Dojima: That's the strength you've shown me.
Dojima: ...Thanks.

> You sat with Dojima for some time in silence before going to your room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hierophant Level 10 Skit][HISL10]---------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Dojima: You know, I just looked outside.
Dojima: Let's take a walk in a bit.
Dojima: There's somewhere I want to go with you and Nanako.
Dojima: Oh, and...
Dojima: Here, have this.

> You obtained Coffee Mug.

Dojima: It's the same kind that Nanako and I use.
Dojima: This is your personal mug. Write your name on it later.

[Choices:]
- "Thank you."
- "What am I using now?"
- "My name? That's okay..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Thank you."]

Dojima: No problem. Take good care of it.

> Dojima is smiling cheerfully.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What am I using now?"]

Dojima: Its real owner... isn't here anymore.

> Dojima is smiling gently.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["My name? That's okay..."]

Dojima: What are you talking about? You'll have to write your name or you'll
        forget whose it is.
Dojima: Both Nanako's and mine have our names on the bottom.

> Dojima is smiling cheerfully.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: We're family.
Dojima: So, I'll fill yours and Nanako's mugs anytime.
Dojima: ...Don't forget that.

Nanako: Ready, Dad?

Dojima: Yeah, let's go.

Nanako: Let's go, big bro!

> You went out for a walk with Nanako in the middle.

> Samegawa riverbank...

Nanako: It's scary at night!
Nanako: But it's fun with you and big bro!

Dojima: Don't fall in.

Nanako: Why'd we come here?

Dojima: Well, you've been saying all the time how you wanted to come here,
        right?
Dojima: Let's come again on a nicer day. We can have a picnic.

Nanako: Yeah! Yay!!
Nanako: Can I go closer to the river?
Nanako: The fish might be sleeping!

Dojima: Alright, alright. Watch your step, okay?

Nanako: Okay!

Dojima: That look on her face... I haven't seen it in a long time.
Dojima: ......
Dojima: I... am going to keep my search for the criminal who ran over Chisato.
Dojima: This time, it's not to escape from anything.
Dojima: I'm just doing it because... I'm a detective.
Dojima: Seems I forgot something as basic as that.
Dojima: You made me remember what's important to me.
Dojima: I owe you for that.
Dojima: This town is my town. It's the place where you and Nanako live.
Dojima: That's why I'm gonna live on, protecting this place. As a detective...
        as a father.

> Dojima has a refreshing smile on his face...
> You feel a tight bond between you and Dojima...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Kohryu, the ultimate form
  of the Hierophant Arcana...

> The Ryotaro Dojima Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Ryotaro Dojima Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hierophant Arcana has reached its
  maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Hierophant Social Link, you can now fuse Kohryu, the
  Almighty Guardian!

Echoing voice: Wait, I said!!

Young man's voice: Dammit! He's still after us!

Dojima: What the?
Dojima: ...Hey, that's...
Dojima: You there! What's wrong!?

Police Officer: Detective Dojima...?
Police Officer: I-I'm sorry to bother you while you're off duty...

Dojima: Don't sweat it. Who are they?

Police Officer: Oh, it's that group of juvie thieves. You know, the one that's
                been the talk of the town...

Dojima: Thieves!? Those punks...

Nanako: Dad, are you going?

Dojima: Yeah...
Dojima: Arresting the bad guys is my... I mean, your father's job.
Dojima: Sorry, but take care of Nanako.

[Choices:]
- "Go get 'em."
- "Be careful."
- "Leave it to me."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Go get 'em."]

Dojima: Yeah!

> A big smile spread across Dojima's face.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Be careful."]

Dojima: Don't worry about me.

> Dojima is smiling fearlessly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Leave it to me."]

Dojima: Right.

> A big smile spread across Dojima's face.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: Don't you know who I am? I'm Detective Dojima of the Inaba PD, feared
        by punks and thugs city-wide.
Dojima: Don't you two worry about me. Head on home, okay?

Dojima: Awwwwwwwright! Stop right there, you punks!

Nanako: Go get 'em, Dad!
Nanako: He's so cool...!
Nanako: Let's go home.
Nanako: I need to get the bath ready... Oh, and let's make a late night snack!
Nanako: I'm hungry.

> You talked about what you could prepare as you walked home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Jester Social Link][JESL]=========================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Tohru Adachi Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Jester Level 1 Skit][JESL01]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Adachi: What are you doing here? Killing time?
Adachi: Tough to do out here in the sticks, isn't it? There's nothing here.
Adachi: It's not like the city at all.

[Choices:]
- "You can say that again."
- "It's not so bad."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You can say that again."]

Adachi: I knew you'd understand. You're from the city too, right?

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's not so bad."]

Adachi: Oh? But you're from the city too, right?
Adachi: You'll find out soon enough... This town really is dead.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Adachi: Get this--my first assignment here was tracking down a cat.
Adachi: My suit got so dirty... and they wouldn't let me expense the dry
        cleaning bill!
Adachi: Next, I played peacemaker in a spat some married couple was having. I
        can't believe they've got the police doing that stuff.

> Adachi seems unsatisfied with country life...

Adachi: But it's been more dangerous lately, so I can't kick back.
Adachi: There's that one case, you know? It's still not solved yet.
Adachi: The higher-ups don't know what to do. They keep changing procedure on
        the fly...
Adachi: Oops! I hope I'm not making you nervous.
Adachi: You guys have nothing to worry about, you know. Us police are on the
        job!

> You sense that Adachi cares for you...
> You feel you understand Adachi a bit more...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Jester Arcana...

> You have established the Tohru Adachi Social Link of the Jester Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Jester Arcana!

Adachi: Well, time for me to get back to work.

[An old woman walks past.]

Adachi: Phew, that was close...

> Adachi doesn't seem to want to see that old woman...

Adachi: I better go. You hurry on home, too.
Adachi: Don't tell Dojima-san I was in Junes, okay?

> You watched Adachi go back to work, then went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Jester Level 2 Skit][JESL02]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Adachi: What are you doing? Shopping for dinner? I'm impressed.
Adachi: I live alone, so taking care of dinner can be pretty tedious.

[Choices:]
- "Why?"
- "You don't eat?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why?"]

Adachi: I guess a high school kid wouldn't get it. I just get so tired after
        work.
Adachi: So I make some cup ramen or something.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You don't eat?"]

Adachi: Sure I eat. Cup ramen or whatever.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Adachi doesn't seem to lead a nutritionally balanced life...

[Choices:]
- "No one makes you dinner?"
- "Want me to make you dinner?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No one makes you dinner?"]

Adachi: You mean like a girlfriend?
Adachi: I had a girl until a little while ago. It kinda didn't work out.
Adachi: She looked great, but her attitude was--Hey, I'm not talking about
        this!

> Adachi is smiling softly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Want me to make you dinner?"]

Adachi: Like... you'd come over to my house?
Adachi: Haha, that would be interesting. But I'd prefer a girl to come over.

> Adachi is smiling softly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Adachi: Cute girls are the best. Though I go for the real knockouts, myself.
Adachi: The most important thing is that they should be good cooks. Everything
        else, I can take or leave...

[An old woman approaches.]

Old woman: Tohru-chan! Is that you?

Adachi: Shit... She found me.

Old woman: Are you off work? I hope you're not doing anything dangerous!

Adachi: Oh... No, I'm still on the clock. I was just on my way back to the
        station.

Old woman: I'm so happy to see you working hard. I brag about you to my
           neighbors all the time!
Old woman: I'll bring you some nimono, okay? You have to take care of
           yourself!
Old woman: By the way, I saw this detective show on TV the other day...

> The old woman seems like she'll be talking to him for a long time...

Adachi: Um... I need to get back...

Old woman: Oh, is it that time already? I hope your day goes well, then.

[The old woman leaves.]

Adachi: Finally...
Adachi: I guess her son has the same name as me.
Adachi: Maybe that's why she's been hanging around me ever since she found
        out. I don't know.
Adachi: She always brings huge heaps of that nimono to the station!
Adachi: And she'll talk your ear off if you let her... It's so annoying.

[Choices:]
- "She cares about you."
- "That does sound annoying."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She cares about you."]

Adachi: I don't care if she cares about me. Give me a break.

> Adachi shrugs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That does sound annoying."]

Adachi: Doesn't it? She's like that practically every day.

> Adachi sighs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Adachi: She's the exact opposite of my parents, so I can't relate to people
        like that.
Adachi: She's lonely, I guess. I don't think she has any relatives.
Adachi: I can't just ignore her, either. It's part of my job. 
Adachi: The police have been busy lately, so I'm the only one who can deal
        with her.

> Despite his griping, Adachi looks happy...
> You feel that you've seen a new side of Adachi...

> The Tohru Adachi Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Jester Arcana has grown!

Adachi: Though I wish I shared a name with her grandson instead! I'm still
        only 27, after all.
Adachi: Well, I should head back, or Dojima-san will really chew me out.
Adachi: See you.

> You watched Adachi go back to work, and then went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Jester Level 3 Skit][JESL03]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Shopping District, Souzai Daigaku...

Adachi: I knew it! Stores out here close too soon.
Adachi: I got off work early, so I thought I'd make something, but then I got
        lazy.
Adachi: What should I do? I have tons of nimono at home...

Old woman: Why, Tohru-chan! How is work? Are you still working hard?

Adachi: Oh... H-Hi. Yeah, I just got off...

Old woman: Have you had dinner yet? You're young! You need to eat up!
Old woman: Would you like to come to my house? I'm making your
           favorite--nimono!

Adachi: Oh, uh, today? I've... got a...
Adachi: That's right! I promised this kid I'd eat dinner with him.
Adachi: He's my boss' nephew, so I can't say no... Haha, maybe next time.

Old woman: Oh... That's too bad. Well, next time, then! Good night.

Adachi: ...She really sucks away my will to live. Can you imagine how awkward
        dinner would be, just me and her!?
Adachi: I don't really like her nimono, anyway. The lotus root is too tough.
Adachi: Oh, uh, sorry for using you like that. You were a big help.

[Choices:]
- "Why don't you come over for real?"
- "You shouldn't lie to her."
- "I was a big... kelp?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why don't you come over for real?"]

Adachi: At Dojima-san's? Well, isn't that a generous offer.\\

> Adachi is looking at you in surprise.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You shouldn't lie to her."]

Adachi: Oh, come on. You can't make it in the real world like that. Getting
        away with a good lie is part of the fun of being an adult.
Adachi: Or... should we give the lie some truth? I could really eat dinner at
        your house.

> Adachi wears a carefree smile...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I was a big... kelp?"]

Adachi: Huh? Oh, 'cause there's seaweed in nimono? That was terrible.
Adachi: It's interesting you'd think of that, though. I bet you're a good
        cook.
Adachi: Maybe I really will come over...

> Adachi jokes around with you...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Adachi: But Dojima-san's still at work, right? Does that mean it'll be just
        us? Isn't that weird?

[Choices:]
- "I'm a good cook."
- "Nanako will be happy."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm a good cook."]

Adachi: You're seriously inviting me over? You don't think it'd be awkward?

> Adachi is looking at you like you're a rare breed...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Nanako will be happy."]

Adachi: You're such an older brother now.
Adachi: I think I've seen Nanako-chan smile a lot more since you moved here.

> Adachi seems to have been thinking about Nanako's welfare...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Adachi: Well, I am interested to see what you're like as a cook.
Adachi: When I was in high school, I never gave cooking a single thought.

[Choices:]
- "What did you do instead?"
- "What kind of student were you?"

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Adachi: I just studied and studied. It was a pretty good school where your
        grades really mattered.
Adachi: I didn't mind, though. You get back as much as you put in. Everyone
        knows that.
Adachi: My parents didn't really care what else I did as long as my grades
        were good, too.
Adachi: But that works out when you're a student.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

[Choices:]
- "Is having a job hard?"
- "You don't enjoy yourself now?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Is having a job hard?"]

Adachi: Sure.
Adachi: We pull each other's legs, and push duties on each other... Being a
        grown-up is tough.

> Adachi gives a tired smile...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You don't enjoy yourself now?"]

Adachi: I dunno. Grown-ups have a lot on their plates.

> Adachi gives a tired smile...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Adachi: But I guess lately, things have been fun.
Adachi: It's nice to know there's something I'm good at. Haha, this is
        embarrassing.

> Adachi seems to be working hard on solving the case...
> You feel like you know Adachi a bit more...

> The Tohru Adachi Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Jester Arcana has grown!

Adachi: Oh, we were talking about dinner... Sorry, not today. Maybe next time.
Adachi: I'll just stop by someplace on my way back. You make sure to hurry
        home.

> You parted ways with Adachi and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Jester Level 4 Skit][JESL04]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Dojima residence, living room...
> You brought Adachi here for dinner...

Nanako: Big bro? The potatoes are still hard.
Nanako: Today, we're having shoe!

Adachi: Shoe? Oh, you mean stew?

Nanako: Yeah, shoe... Stew!

Adachi: Hey, you did it.

Nanako: Do you like stew, Adachi-san?

Adachi: Hmm, yeah, kind of.

Nanako: Kind of?

Adachi: I mean... yeah, I do like it. It's been a while since I had some.
Adachi: So do you cook like this all the time?
Adachi: I bet Dojima-san tells you all the time what a great help you are!

[Choices:]
- "Yeah, he does."
- "Nope."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yeah, he does."]

Adachi: Really? He doesn't seem like the type to come out and say it.

> Adachi shrugs...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Nope."]

Adachi: I knew it. He's probably just embarrassed.

> Adachi smiles...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Adachi: So I heard you were moving back in the spring. I bet Dojima-san is
        going to cry!

Nanako: ......

> Nanako is looking down sadly...

Adachi: Uh, sorry, sorry. That's still a long way away!

Nanako: Yeah...

Adachi: Umm.. Hey, Nanako, have you ever seen this trick?

> Adachi produced a 500-yen coin...
 
Adachi: Now watch closely.

> Adachi clutches the 500-yen coin...

Adachi: You watching?

> The 500-coin yen disappeared!

Nanako: What!? How!? Why!? Again! Do it again!

Adachi: Nah, this time I'll show you an even better one!
Adachi: Look in your big bro's pocket.

> The 500-yen coin was in your pocket!

Nanako: Wow! You're the best, Adachi-san!

[Choices:]
- "That was a surprise."
- "You like magic tricks?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That was a surprise."]

Adachi: I'm pretty good with my hands, so it comes easy to me.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You like magic tricks?"]

Adachi: Not particularly. I'm just good with my hands.
Adachi: Stuff like this comes easy to me.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Adachi seems relieved that Nanako is smiling again...

Adachi: Maybe I should have been a magician. Then I wouldn't be in such a--
Adachi: Uh... well.
Adachi: I guess there's no job like a government job. It's not like I can make
        a living working with my hands.

> Adachi shrugs...
> You feel like you know Adachi a bit more...

> The Tohru Adachi Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Jester Arcana has grown!

Adachi: That's smelling pretty good. I think the shoe's about ready.

Nanako: It's STEW!

Adachi: Shiatsu?

Nanako: SHOE!

Adachi: WRONG!

Nanako: No, I said it right!

> The three of you spent a fun evening together...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Jester Level 5 Skit][JESL05]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Dojima Residence, living room...

Adachi: You guys studying? Wait, no, I don't even want to look at yours. Too
        complicated-looking.
Adachi: Though maybe I could help with Nanako-chan's.

Nanako: Really!? You would? I have some homework! A book review!

Adachi: Oh, those. They're really easy if you know what to do.
Adachi: You don't have to read the whole thing. Just read the notes in the
        back and then summarize those.

Nanako: I don't?
Nanako: But my teacher said, read it, and write what you think.

Adachi: Don't worry about that. We have to be efficient here.

[Choices:]
- "You're right."
- "She won't learn anything that way."
- "Is that how you do your job, too?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're right."]

Adachi: Haha, are you the same way? What a bad older brother!

> Adachi is laughing heartily.

Nanako: Big bro! Are you a punk!?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She won't learn anything that way."]

Adachi: You're so uptight.
Adachi: Life is too short to do everything by the book!

> Adachi is smiling half-heartedly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Is that how you do your job, too?"]

Adachi: Of course. Government work is full of pointless red tape...
Adachi: Wait! You didn't hear that! Don't tell Dojima-san, okay!?

> Adachi is panicking...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Adachi: Come on, Nanako-chan. Bring your book.

Nanako: It wasn't a review!
Nanako: I just have to read it. And then get a mark from a grown-up saying I
        did.

Adachi: Oh, okay. That's easy enough.
Adachi: Though... a mark? Dojima-san's going to be late today.

Nanako: Will you give me one, Adachi-san?

Adachi: Me? Okay. If you're good, I'll draw you a big flower.

Nanako: I want one!

Adachi: Alright, then get started.

Nanako: Once, in a deep, deep forest,
        Near a small, small river,
        There lived a pink alligator...

> Nanako is reading intently...

Nanako: ...And so no one remembered the pink alligator.
Nanako: Even today, the lake is shining the way it always did. The end.

Adachi: Hmm...? Oh, you're done?

Nanako: Do I get a big flower?

Adachi: Yeah, sure, I'll give you one.

Nanako: Yaaay! A flower!

Adachi: What about you? Don't you have anything you want me to draw a flower
        on?

[Choices:]
- "Nope, nothing."
- "I don't want one."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Adachi: You're no fun... Are you really related to Nanako-chan?
Adachi: Never mind...
Adachi: You look mature, but you're still in high school, you know.
Adachi: I'm not saying it should be me, but if something happens, you
        shouldn't hesitate to bring it to a grown-up.

> You can tell that Adachi worries about you...
> You feel like you know Adachi a bit more...

> The Tohru Adachi Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Jester Arcana has grown!

Adachi: Man, I'm tired. Mind if I take a little nap?
Adachi: That old lady brought me some photos of potential matches.
Adachi: She kept insisting I see these girls because they're "nice," and I had
        do overtime because of it. Like I'll ever get married.

Nanako: You don't want to get married?

Adachi: Marriage is where fun goes to die.
Adachi: You'll understand in about twenty years, Nanako-chan.
Adachi: Come to think of it, Dojima-san will be father-in-law to whoever
        Nanako-chan decides to marry.
Adachi: Eeesh. That's certainly going to put a damper on her chances.

[Choices:]
- "What do you mean?"
- "You take that back!"

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Adachi: There's just no way. Sorry, Nanako-chan.

Nanako: I don't want to get married, either! I don't like people with holes in
        their socks!

Adachi: I don't have holes in my socks!

Nanako: You did! The other day!

> The three of you spent an enjoyable evening together...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Jester Level 6 Skit][JESL06]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Adachi: You sure have a lot of time on your hands. I feel like I keep seeing
        you around.
Adachi: But I guess that's what it's like for a high schooler. Enjoy it while
        you can.

[Choices:]
- "You slacking off again?"
- "I'm busy enough, thanks."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You slacking off again?"]

Adachi: I wouldn't put it like that. Taking breathers is part of the job. It's
        all about efficiency.
Adachi: Everyone needs rest from time to time. And today, that old woman
        hasn't found me yet...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm busy enough, thanks."]

Adachi: Oh, really? Well, you can't be that busy. You're just a kid.
Adachi: You'll see when you're in the work force. You'll have to talk to
        lonely old women...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Old woman: Hmm? Where did you go, Tohru-chan?

Adachi: Oh, geez, not again... Did she bring me more nimono?

Middle-aged man: I'm right here, mother. Did you finish your shopping?

Old woman: I surely did. Let's go home. You're here for the first time in
           ages, I have to...
Old woman: Oh, why hello, Detective!
Old woman: Tohru-chan, this is Adachi-san. He's a police detective.

Middle-aged man: Hello. I hear you've been good to my mother.

Old woman: This is Tohru, my son. He's in town to see me.

Middle-aged man: Hahaha, well. I'm really here for my job. I have to go back
                 in a few days, though.

Old woman: Don't make an old woman sad, dear. Though it's good to know you're
           working hard.
Old woman: Tohru-chan works at a trading company. He takes lots of business
           trips overseas. So young, and he's already a manager!

Middle-aged man: Haha, come on, mother. We're probably getting in the way of
                 his work. Let's go home, okay?

> You hear their conversation as they walk away...

Old woman's voice: I'm going to make lots of your favorite, nimono.

Middle-aged man's voice: That's great! Make sure the renkon is a little tough.

Old woman's voice: Of course, dear.

> The voices fade away.

Adachi: Guess it doesn't have to be me.
Adachi: So that's the real one... We don't look a thing like each other!
Adachi: We're not even close in age. I think the only thing we have in common
        is our name!
Adachi: But as long as he's here, I don't have to talk to her, so that's a
        relief.

[Choices:]
- "Good for you."
- "Does it make you sad?"
- "What a miserable old woman."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Good for you."]

Adachi: Now I won't have to do all that overtime. I wish she'd move in with
        her son.

> Adachi is smiling...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Does it make you sad?"]

Adachi: Me? Sad? Why?

> Adachi is smiling...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What a miserable old woman."]

Adachi: What? So you think she was using me as a stand-in for her son? You're
        such a child.
Adachi: Only a handful of people in this world get what they really want.
Adachi: That's why everyone consoles themselves with fakes and stand-ins,
        deluding themselves the whole time...

> Adachi is smiling...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Adachi: I like being alone. It's easy, and it lets me do whatever I want.

[Choices:]
- "That's true."
- "But doesn't it get lonely?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's true."]

Adachi: Hahaha, you're so cold for a kid. But that's the smart way to be.
Adachi: You can't be around tons of people and feel bad every time they do.

> Adachi is smiling...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["But doesn't it get lonely?"]

Adachi: I never said it doesn't. I just said it was easier.

> Adachi is smiling...

Adachi: That son likes his renkon tough, huh? What is he thinking?
Adachi: My own mother used to make nimono with tough renkon. I hated it then,
        too.
Adachi: I always left it on my plate and no one said anything. It was just too
        tough.
Adachi: She probably didn't know I didn't like it.
Adachi: Well, I'm glad that's off my chest for a while.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Adachi seems a little bit sad...
> You feel like you understand Adachi a bit more...

> The Tohru Adachi Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Jester Arcana has grown!

Dojima: Adachi! So here's where you were.

Adachi: Aah! D-Dojima-san!

Dojima: Hmm? Oh, it's you.
Dojima: Don't waste your time playing with high school kids! Let's go!
Dojima: Sorry he kept you like that. Go on home.

Adachi: Hey, wait! Dojima-saaaan!
Adachi: Did he just apologize for me?
Adachi: Well, see ya. Dojima-san's waiting.

> You watched Adachi go back to work and then went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Jester Level 7 Skit][JESL07]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Inaba Municipal Hospital, Dojima's room...

Adachi: Huh? You didn't go home yet?

Dojima: ......

> You tell Dojima that Nanako is safe...

Dojima: I heard... Thanks...

> Dojima sighs deeply...

Dojima: Whew...
Dojima: Nanako... I'm so relieved...

Adachi: Dojima-san? You awake...?
Adachi: I guess it's no surprise. He was so stressed out over Nanako-chan.
Adachi: I'll stay with him tonight.
Adachi: You can go home and rest, even if it's just for a little while.

[Choices:]
- "I'll be all right."
- "I'll do that."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll be all right."]

Adachi: Oh, please. You look terrible.
Adachi: Nanako-chan's safe, so relax.
Adachi: I think you should get some rest.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll do that."]

Adachi: 

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You sense Adachi's concern for you...

> The Tohru Adachi Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Jester Arcana has grown!

Adachi: Hurry and go. Your friends are waiting, aren't they?

> It's already late...
> You left Dojima with Adachi and went back.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Jester Level 8 Skit][JESL08]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Nanako is fighting hard to survive...
> You must wait and believe that she will recover...

Adachi: Oh, there you are!
Adachi: I forgot to tell you--don't pull that again, okay?
Adachi: You can't just meet with the suspect like that... Anyway, I came to
        give you an update on Dojima-san.
Adachi: His wounds opened up a little, but he's treated now, and he's fast
        asleep.

[Choices:]
- "Thank you."
- "I'm not worried."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Thank you."]

Adachi: He'll be all right. Don't worry.
Adachi: Knowing him, by this time tomorrow, he'll be on his feet and yelling
        at people again.
Adachi: Uh, don't tell him I said that.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm not worried."]

Adachi: Haha, well, I bet he wouldn't want his nephew to be worrying about him
        anyway.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Adachi: Anyway, I heard Nanako-chan's on the road to recovery again!
Adachi: You guys were being so dramatic that I got really worried.
Adachi: But this is good news. She'll be well again in no time.
Adachi: By the way, you're all alone at the house now, right?
Adachi: Well, enjoy your freedom while you can!
Adachi: Dojima-san and Nanako-chan will be back soon, after all.

> You sense Adachi's concern for you...

> The Tohru Adachi Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Jester Arcana has grown!

Adachi: Well, I better head back.
Adachi: You go home too, before it gets too late. See ya.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Jester Level 8.5 Skit][JESL08.5]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Junes, Electronics department...
> There's nobody around...

> The room is quiet...
> There's no sign of anyone around. Is Adachi here?
> The entrance disappeared...

Adachi: This is a problem.
Adachi: Why didn't you bring the rest of 'em? You're such a party pooper.
Adachi: You couldn't even bring your wannabe detective friend?

[Choices:]
- "I came by myself."
- "I need to talk to you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I came by myself."]

Adachi: So boring.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I need to talk to you."]

Adachi: To... what, change my mind?
Adachi: Don't kid yourself.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Adachi: Your whole gang should be here. You know, work together, beat the bad
        guy.
Adachi: Friendship, effort, victory... You guys love that stuff.

[Choices:]
- "Will you reconsider?"
- "I believed in you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Will you reconsider?"]

Adachi: Huh? Why would I?
Adachi: Didn't you hear what I just said? Or maybe you heard, but you didn't
        understand?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I believed in you."]

Adachi: Oh, really...?
Adachi: Just what was it about me that made you want to believe in me so bad?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Adachi: Well?
Adachi: I don't have anything to say to YOU.
Adachi: If crimes could be solved by appealing to morality, we wouldn't need
        the police!
Adachi: The person you believed in was a version of me who only existed in
        your head.
Adachi: You decided on your own to believe in me, and that decision betrayed
        you. Why complain about it to me?

[Choices:]
- "Is that what you'll tell Dojima?"
- "You're a sad human being."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Adachi: You say the dumbest shit.
Adachi: It's people like you who come to me alone, naively thinking you can
        "turn me around," that piss me off the most.
Adachi: What do you think will happen if I shoot you?

[Choices:]
- "You'd commit one more crime."
- "You can't shoot me."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You'd commit one more crime."]

Adachi: You're right. That's all it would be.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You can't shoot me."]

Adachi: Wow, very optimistic! Is your brain rotting or something?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> The bullet brushed your ear...
> You smell the acrid scent of burning gunsmoke...

Adachi: Do you get it now? We're done talking.
Adachi: I won't miss next time.

> It didn't seem like a threat...
> But you don't think you can talk to Adachi anymore.
> You feel that your relationship with Adachi has changed dramatically...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast seen how bonds may change...

  The bond that hath change... It is thy
  first step in learning the truth.

  Thou must bear thine inner power of
  "The Jester" becoming "Hunger"...

> Tohru Adachi's Social Link Arcana has changed from The Jester to Hunger...

Adachi: Want me to let you choose?
Adachi: You can go back to your friends and bring them all here...
Adachi: ...Or you can die now.
Adachi: I guess regular revenge is boring, though.
Adachi: Let me see where your detective work takes you. It's always good for a
        laugh.
Adachi: You're so persistent! Look at all that youthful vigor you've got.
Adachi: Come on, "leader,"  bring all your friends back here.
Adachi: Well, bye-bye.

> The entrance is closed...
> It seems Adachi is blocking you...
> ......
> That Adachi wasn't the real him, either.
> Unless you come back with your friends, you won't be able to reach Adachi...
> You must go back for now...

Yosuke: Welcome back.
Yosuke: I told you not to go alone. Though I knew you would anyway...
Yosuke: It's okay, I understand.
Yosuke: I'll keep it a secret from the others, and I won't ask about Adachi
        for now.
Yosuke: But come on... you should trust us more.

> Yosuke seems a bit sad...

Yosuke: Anyway, I'm glad you're safe.
Yosuke: Ahem! "Attention, customers, it is now closing time. Please visit us
        again tomorrow."

> You couldn't get through to Adachi.
> The day that the town will be swallowed by the fog should be near the end of
  the year...
> You must reach a decision by then...
> You must prepare yourself as completely as possible...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hunger Level 9 Skit][JESL09]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Chie: You think... it was controlling Adachi-san?

Naoto: Who can say...? I believe it was at least partially his own intention
       as well.

Adachi: *sigh* So that's it, huh...?
Adachi: ......

Naoto: ......

Adachi: Fine... Live however you want...
Adachi: If you think... you have the power to change the future... then go
        right ahead...

Yosuke: Everyone has the power to do that.

Adachi: Heh...
Adachi: Get outta here... The Shadows will finish me off...
Adachi: Just leave me be... You came to kill me in the first place... didn't
        you...?

Kanji: No, dumbass.

Yosuke: If we leave you here dying... and a dead body eventually appears, then
        what?
Yosuke: What's that accomplish for anyone...?
Yosuke: Your stupid game's over. We're taking you back.
Yosuke: Live and face your punishment... That's how it works in our world.

Adachi: ...Right.

Naoto: I'm sure that's the outcome Dojima-san wishes for as well.

Adachi: We have the same power, but things turned out so differently for us...

[Choices:]
- "It's because I had my friends."
- "You can still start over."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's because I had my friends."]

Adachi: Friends, huh...? Haha, that's the last thing I want to hear about
        right now.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You can still start over."]

Adachi: Easier said than done...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Adachi: But... maybe if I had been more like you, things wouldn't have gone
        this way...

> Adachi is smiling weakly.
> You can sense Adachi's sincerity...
> ...You feel as if you finally understand Adachi. 

> The Tohru Adachi Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hunger Arcana has grown!

Naoto: ...Let's go back.

> At last, you and your friends have thwarted the cause of all the strife...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Hunger Level 10 Skit][JESL10]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You remember that Nanako gave you something this morning as you were about
  to leave...

Yosuke: A letter...? Hey, this better not be another warning.

> The sender is listed as... Adachi.

Yosuke: Huh...? This is... from jail!?
Yosuke: It's from Adachi!

Adachi's letter: I'm sure you're surprised to get this letter out of the blue.
Adachi's letter: I'm writing this because there's something I need to tell
                 you.
Adachi's letter: Ever since I made it out alive, there are some things I
                 understand now.
Adachi's letter: It's true that my game's over.
Adachi's letter: As you all insisted at the time, I'll abide by the rules of
                 this world.
Adachi's letter: But as long as I'm in stir here, I can't clean up after
                 myself.
Adachi's letter: So I hope this will give you something to think about,
                 regarding this case.
Adachi's letter: There's still this feeling I can't shake...
Adachi's letter: It's about how it all started... about that Midnight Channel.
Adachi's letter: Now I remember... Someone told me about it when I first came
                 to town... before I heard the rumors at the station.
Adachi's letter: And I was intrigued when I noticed that something simliar was
                 written on Namatame's reports as well.
Adachi's letter: But... I can't remember who it was that told me.
Adachi's letter: Since Namatame and I both gained our power after coming to
                 Inaba... I have a feeling that has something to do with it.
Adachi's letter: I don't know if any of this will be useful or not... But I
                 hope it can help somehow.

> There's still more...

Adachi's letter: When I'm here, I think of Dojima-san, Nanako-chan, and you.
                 A lot.
Adachi's letter: Though my time with you didn't seem like much fun before...
                 it's strange.

> Adachi's well-organized words unfold on a piece of stationery paper...

Adachi's letter: Despite it all, I'm grateful to you. Thank you.
Adachi's letter: But let me just say this:
Adachi's letter: You're a dumbass.
Adachi's letter: You take the path you choose. And I'll think about what that
                 means to me, too.
Adachi's letter: I doubt I'll ever see you again... but stay healthy.
Adachi's letter: Goodbye.

> The letter ends there.
> You obtained Adachi's Letter.
> You feel a definite bond between you and Adachi...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Magatsu-Izanagi, the ultimate form
  of the Hunger Arcana...

> The Tohru Adachi Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Tohru Adachi Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Hunger Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Hunger Social Link, you can now fuse Magatsu-Izanagi, the
  Tempter of the Void!

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Justice Social Link][JSL]=========================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Nanako Dojima Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Justice Level 1 Skit][JSL01]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Today is Constitution Day, so you have the day off from school.
> You wonder when it'll rain at night again...

Nanako: Oh, morning.

> Nanako is watching TV today, as usual.

[Door bell rings.]

> ...It sounds like someone's here.
> Chie came to see you.

Chie: Oh, cool, you're home.
Chie: Hey, if you're free today, wanna go somewhere? Yukiko's coming, too.
Chie: How 'bout you, Nanako-chan? Wanna come?

Nanako: U-Um...

[Choices:]
- "Yeah, come with us."
- "Would you rather watch TV?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yeah, come with us."]

Nanako: Huh? I-I can come?

Chie: Of course you can!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Would you rather watch TV?"]

Nanako: ...Uh-uh. I-I'll go.

Chie: Alright! Then here we go!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You decided to take Nanako out along with Chie and the others.

> Junes food court...
> You met up with Yosuke, who's still on the clock, and Yukiko, who finished
  her work back at the inn.

Yosuke: Why'd you bring poor Nanako-chan to a place like this on Golden Week?

Chie: Where else is there to go?

Nanako: I love Junes!

Yosuke: N-Nanako-chan...!

Nanako: But we were supposed to go on a real trip somewhere.
Nanako: We were going to make boxed lunches...

Yukiko: Wow! You can make boxed lunches, Nanako-chan?

Chie: Oh, so you're the family cook? Pretty impressive, "big bro"!

Nanako: Big... bro.

Yosuke: Whoa, you can cook? Well, you do seem to be great with your hands--
        Um, never mind.

Chie: I-I'm a pretty good cook too, you know... Probably.
Chie: If you'd asked, I would've whipped up some boxed lunches. Easy as pie!
      Yeah...

Yosuke: Uhh, lemme think about--No.

Chie: What makes you think I can't cook!? Let's have a cook-off and see for
      ourselves!

Yosuke: My, my, doth the lady protest too much? And hey, I never said I
        cooked.
Yosuke: But I have this weird feeling... Like I'd win anyway...

Yukiko: Ahaha, I can understand that.

Chie: What the--Yukiko!?

Yosuke: Here, Nanako-chan can be our judge.
Yosuke: I bet we'll make something that ranks up there with your mom's
        cooking, Nanako-chan!

Nanako: I don't have a mom. She died in an accident.

Chie: Hey, Yosuke...

Yosuke: I-I see... Um...
Yosuke: Sorry, I didn't know...

Nanako: It's okay.
Nanako: Even if I don't have a mom, I have Dad with me.
Nanako: ...And now I have a brother, too.
Nanako: And I'm having a lot of fun today! I love Junes!

Yosuke: Y-Yeah? That's good.

Chie: We'll play with you anytime you want, Nanako-chan!

Yukiko: Yeah, we should hang out more often.

Yosuke: C'mon, Nanako-chan. Let's go get a soda!

Nanako: Okay!

[Nanako and Yosuke leave.]

Yukiko: She's a strong girl...

Chie: Yeah. She makes me feel like I'm the little kid here.
Chie: That's it, I'm gonna go get something for Nanako-chan too!

[Chie and Yukiko leave. Nanako returns.]

Nanako: Do you want something too?

> Nanako gives you a carefree smile...
> You feel a faint bond forming between you and Nanako...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Justice Arcana...

> You have established the Nanako Dojima Social Link of the Justice Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Justice Arcana!

Nanako: Wanna share some takoyaki?

> You had a fun time with Nanako and your friends...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Justice Level 2 Skit][JSL02]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Nanako: Oh, ummm...
Nanako: Big bro...

> Nanako is fidgeting.

[Choices:]
- "What's wrong?"
- "Go ahead and ask."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What's wrong?"]

Nanako: Well, ummm... Ummm...

> Nanako looks embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Go ahead and ask."]

Nanako: Okay! Ummm... well...

> Nanako looks relieved.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: Are you an only child?

[Choices:]
- "That's right."
- "Nope."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's right."]

Nanako: So you're just like me.
Nanako: Oh, but I have you now, so...

> Nanako is smiling cheerfully...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Nope."]

Nanako: Hmmm... Then do you have... a little sister?

[Choices:]
- "I do."
- "I don't."
- "I have you."

<>>----------[Choice 1]----------------------------------------------------<<>

["I do."]

Nanako: Oh... You do have one.

> Nanako looks disappointed.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>----------[Choice 2]----------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't."]

Nanako: So you're all Nanako's...

> Nanako smiled happily...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>----------[Choice 3]----------------------------------------------------<<>

["I have you."]

Nanako: Little sister...
Nanako: *giggle*

> Nanako looks very happy...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: A while ago, Daddy told me...
Nanako: That our family won't get any bigger...
Nanako: But now I have a big brother!

> Nanako beams at you with a smile that covers her entire face...
> Through the smile, you feel your relationship has grown deeper...

> The Nanako Dojima Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Justice Arcana has grown!

Nanako: Let's talk, big bro!
Nanako: Umm... I wanna hear about your school!

> Nanako has begged you to talk to her...
> You decided to talk about various things.

> It has gotten late, so you put Nanako to bed and went to your room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Justice Level 3 Skit][JSL03]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Nanako is pacing back and forth restlessly...

Nanako: Dad's late again today...

[The telephone rings.]

Nanako: Hello, Dojima residence.
Nanako: Dad!
Nanako: Huh... Really!?
Nanako: Okay... Okay, I understand.

[Nanako hangs up the telephone.]

Nanako: Dad's coming home now.
Nanako: I need to get dinner ready.

> Nanako is in high spirits.

Nanako: We're out of pickled radish...
Nanako: Dad'll be disappointed.

[Choices:]
- "I'll go buy some."
- "Let's go buy some together."
- "He'll live."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll go buy some."]

Nanako: But... He only likes the ones from Junes.
Nanako: ...Oh, then, I'll go too!

> Nanako seems excited.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's go buy some together."]

Nanako: Really?
Nanako: Thanks, big bro!!

> Nanako looks really happy.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["He'll live."]

Nanako: Mm...
Nanako: But Dad's going to be home for once. I want him to have what he
        likes...

> Nanako stares up to you with a bright and determined look.
> ...You decided to go shopping with Nanako.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: *giggle* We're going shopping together!

> Nanako looks happy...
> You feel Nanako's affection for you, and that your relationship with her has
  grown deeper...

> The Nanako Dojima Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Justice Arcana has grown!

Nanako: Let's go, big bro!!

> You went to Junes with Nanako.
> A while later, at the house...

Nanako: I'm back.
Nanako: Dad! Welcome home!

Dojima: Where did you go at this time of night?

Nanako: Oh, uhh... Junes...

Dojima: Didn't I tell you not to go outside this late?

Nanako: B-But, you were coming home... so I...

Dojima: No matter what your reason was, rules are rules. You promised me,
        remember?

Nanako: ......

> Nanako looks sad...

[Choices:]
- "I'm sorry."
- "Hear her out."
- "It's not Nanako's fault."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm sorry."]

Nanako: ...Why are you apologizing?
Nanako: You didn't do anything wrong!
Nanako: I-I... didn't do... any...thing...

> Nanako looks ready to cry...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Hear her out."]

Nanako: It's no use!
Nanako: Dad doesn't listen! Every time... He's always like this!!

> Nanako looks ready to cry...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's not Nanako's fault."]

Nanako: Big bro...

> Nanako looks relieved.

Nanako: ...It's not my fault? Then why is Dad angry...?
Nanako: Why won't he listen...?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: Dad's stupid...!
Nanako: Stupid, stupid!

[Nanako runs off.]

Dojima: Nanako! How dare you call your father stupid!!

> You explained to Dojima why you went with Nanako to Junes...

Dojima: Pickled radish... for me...?
Dojima: ...Is that so?
Dojima: ......
Dojima: But I still can't allow kids to be walking around this late at night.
Dojima: You know how dangerous it's been lately. You shouldn't be wandering
        around out there at night either!

> Dojima yelled at you, too...
> You decided to go back to your room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Justice Level 4 Skit][JSL04]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You decided to talk to Nanako about life and death...

Nanako: I see... This is hard...
Nanako: But I get it! Thank you, big bro!

> Nanako is nodding her head cheerfully.

[Choices:]
- "Why all these questions?"
- "Is there anything else?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why all these questions?"]

Nanako: Well... There was a funeral on TV, and a bunch of people were...
        crying.

> Nanako looks down sadly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Is there anything else?"]

Nanako: Well, ummm... Oh, there is!

> Nanako's eyes are gleaming...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: What happens to a person... when they die?

[Choices:]
- "They disappear."
- "They go to heaven."
- "I don't know."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["They disappear."]

Nanako: They disappear?
Nanako: ...Hmmm.

> It seems that Nanako didn't really understand your answer.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["They go to heaven."]

Nanako: So, it is true. Mommy went to heaven.

> Nanako is smiling happily...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't know."]

Nanako: Hmmm, I see. Even you don't know.

> Nanako looks like she understands...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: Oh, yeah, I saw this on the news: "Robbery at the post office."
Nanako: ......
Nanako: Why do bad people do bad things?

[Choices:]
- "They have no choice."
- "Because they enjoy it."
- "I don't know."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["They have no choice."]

Nanako: They have no choice?
Nanako: ...I feel sorry for them.

> Nanako looks sad.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because they enjoy it."]

Nanako: They think bad things are fun?
Nanako: ...I don't get it.

> Nanako seems to have a hard time comprehending this.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't know."]

Nanako: I see... You're not a bad person, so I guess you wouldn't know.

> Nanako looks relieved.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: But if there were no bad people, Dad would be home more...
Nanako: Last year, there weren't many crimes, so Dad was here a lot.
Nanako: He used to pick me up from kindergarten...
Nanako: ......
Nanako: Are bad people more important to Dad than I am?

[Choices:]
- "That's not true."
- "He's protecting everyone."
- "He's protecting you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's not true."]

Nanako: It is!
Nanako: Arresting bad people is more important to him than being with me...

> Nanako is holding back tears.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["He's protecting everyone."]

Nanako: Then... Is everyone else more important to him than me...?

> Nanako looks sad...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["He's protecting you."]

Nanako: ...I don't get it.

> Nanako is thinking.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: ......

> It seems that Nanako is bearing her sadness stoically...
> You feel that you understand a bit of Nanako's loneliness...

> The Nanako Dojima Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Justice Arcana has grown!

Nanako: ...Let's talk about something else, big bro.

> You decided to talk about something different with the lonely-looking
  Nanako...

> It's getting late, so you put Nanako to bed and went to your own room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Justice Level 5 Skit][JSL05]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You decided to watch TV with Nanako.
> It's a documentary about a young man searching for his real father...
> ......
> Nanako is staring into the TV.

Nanako: Real... father...
Nanako: What do they mean by "real"?

[Choices:]
- "Related to you by blood."
- "A person you love a lot."
- "Always by your side."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Related to you by blood."]

Nanako: Blood? Related...?
Nanako: I don't get it...

> Nanako seems confused...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["A person you love a lot."]

Nanako: Oh, okay... Then you're my real big brother.

> Nanako looks really happy...

Nanako: And Dad's my real father!
Nanako: ......
Nanako: But I don't think Dad really loves me...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Always by your side."]

Nanako: I see... Then you're my real big brother.
Nanako: Because you're always home every day...

> Nanako looks happy...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: Maybe...
Nanako: ......
Nanako: Maybe I'm not "real" to him?
Nanako: Daddy doesn't come home because I'm not his "real" daughter?

[Choices:]
- "Did he say that?"
- "That's not true."
- "You have me."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Did he say that?"]

Nanako: ...No.

> It looks like Nanako has stopped worrying...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's not true."]

Nanako: B-But! Dad's not here...

> Nanako doesn't seem to be satisfied with that answer.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You have me."]

Nanako: Hmmm...

> Nanako seems a bit relieved...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: Mom...
Nanako: Why'd she leave me?
Nanako: ...When Mom was still here, we all went out together...
Nanako: We picked flowers at Samegawa...

> Nanako talked some about her memories...
> You understood Nanako's true feelings a little better.

> The Nanako Dojima Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Justice Arcana has grown!

Nanako: Hey... Big bro...

> It's about Nanako's bedtime...
> What should you do...?

[Choices:]
- Talk with her
- Put her to bed
- Listen to her talk

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Talk with her]

Nanako: Yay!
Nanako: Ummmmm... Ummmm... Then, let's play the world game!

> Nanako looks happy.

Nanako: Then we'll start with... "w" from "word!" W... W... Worm!

> You played a word game with Nanako.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Put her to bed]

Nanako: That's just what Dad would say...

> Nanako looks sad...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Listen to her talk]

Nanako: Okay!
Nanako: Umm, well, today, I woke up...

> Nanako looks like she is having fun telling you about her day.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> It's getting late, so you put Nanako to bed and went to your own room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Justice Level 6 Skit][JSL06]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Nanako: Ummm... Don't tell Dad, but...

> Nanako looks like she's about to cry...

[Choices:]
- Ask what happened
- Swear to it

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Ask what happened]

Nanako: Ummm... Ummm...

> Nanako looks nervous.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Swear to it]

Nanako: O-Okay...

> Nanako nods and begins talking...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: They handed this out at school.
Nanako: They said to give it to our parents...

> The paper Nanako gave you has the following written on it:
> "Parent Survey Regarding Scheduling Of Parent-Teacher Interviews"

Nanako: They said to have our parents write down when they can visit the
        school...
Nanako: ......
Nanako: But Dad's always working, so...
Nanako: He can't come, huh?

[Choices:]
- "He'll come."
- "I don't know."
- "I'll ask him with you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["He'll come."]

Nanako: Really?

> Nanako looks relieved...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't know."]

Nanako: ...What should I do? If I don't hand in this paper, my teacher will
        get mad...
Nanako: But...

> Nanako doesn't know what to do...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll ask him with you."]

Nanako: Really?
Nanako: Thanks, big bro!

> Nanako looks relieved...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: ...I'll give this to Dad.
Nanako: I'll ask him to come...
Nanako: I'm glad I asked you!

> You can feel Nanako's trust for you.
> You feel that your relationship with Nanako has grown deeper...

> The Nanako Dojima Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Justice Arcana has grown!

Nanako: He'll come, right?
Nanako: ...Since he's my "real" Dad.
Nanako: Big bro, did you have "Parent-Teacher Interviews" too?
Nanako: Were you nervous?

> You talked about different things with Nanako...

> It's getting late, so you put Nanako to bed and went to your own room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Justice Level 7 Skit][JSL07]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Dojima: ...I'm home.

Nanako: Oh, welcome back!
Nanako: Um, Dad...!

Dojima: Later, Nanako...

Nanako: B-But, this paper...

Dojima: "Scheduling of Parent-Teacher Interviews"?
Dojima: A survey, huh...?

Nanako: ......
Nanako: Fine.
Nanako: It's fine...
Nanako: It's fine, okay!?
Nanako: You don't have to write anything! You don't have to come!
Nanako: It's just another case to you, right? It's more work, isn't it?
Nanako: Bad people and everyone else are more important to you than me, huh!?
Nanako: You're not "real"...
Nanako: You're not my "real" Dad!

[Nanako runs off.]

Dojima: Na-Nanako! Wait!
Dojima: What's gotten into her...?

[Choices:]
- "Let's go look for her."
- "Let's leave her alone."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's go look for her."]

Dojima: Yeah... Yeah, you're right. Now's not the time to stand around asking
        questions.

> Dojima nods strongly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's leave her alone."]

Dojima: Y-You're right, she's just being rebellious...
Dojima: ......
Dojima: No. I can't leave her alone!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: I'll go check Junes. Yu, you look around the shopping district!
Dojima: I'm counting on you!

> You need to find Nanako...

> Central shopping district...
> You don't see Nanako...

Familiar voice: Hey, Yu!

Yosuke: I ran into Dojima-san at Junes, and he told me what happened.

Chie: You coulda just asked!

Yukiko: We got a call from Yosuke-kun.
Yukiko: I'm sure if we all look, we'll find her.

Yosuke: Hey, do you know what kinda places she might've gone?

> A place where Nanako would go...
> You recall that Nanako said her family used to go to Samegawa when her
  mother was still alive...
> You told your friends about Samegawa...

Yosuke: Samegawa...?
Yosuke: Alright. Yu, you head straight there. That's our best bet.
Yosuke: The rest of us'll split up and look around. If anyone finds anything,
        give the others a ring, okay?

[Samegawa.]

Dojima: Yu, did you find Nanako!?
Dojima: Dammit... Where is she...?

[Both of you spot Nanako.]

Dojima: Nanako!
Dojima: ......
Dojima: Could you... talk to her?
Dojima: I'm not her "real father," huh...?
Dojima: Yu... You should go pick her up.
Dojima: She'll listen to you...

[Choices:]
- "That's not true."
- "Why?"
- "Okay."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's not true."]

Dojima: No, it is...
Dojima: You're her "family"... Much more than I am.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why?"]

Dojima: You're the "family" she trusts most right now...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Okay."]

Dojima: ...Sorry about this.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Dojima: As long as Nanako is okay... I'm fine.
Dojima: ...Please.

[Dojima leaves.]

Nanako: Big bro...

[Choices:]
- "Why'd you come here?"
- "Let's go home."
- "Your dad's worried." 

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why'd you come here?"]

Nanako: ...I came with Mom.

> Nanako looks lonely...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's go home."]

Nanako: ...Yeah.

> Nanako looks like she's about to cry.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Your dad's worried."]

Nanako: ...Liar.

> Nanako looks like she's about to cry.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You told Nanako that her father was the one who found her...

Nanako: ......
Nanako: He was looking for me...?
Nanako: Did Dad say anything about the river?
Nanako: Did he forget about Mom...?
Nanako: He never talks about her...
Nanako: I wanna see Mom...

> Nanako is struggling not to cry...
> Through Nanako's fierce resolve, you feel that your relationship with her
  has grown deeper...

> The Nanako Dojima Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Justice Arcana has grown!

Nanako: Dad must've forgotten Mom.
Nanako: There aren't any pictures of her at home. He probably threw them all
        away...
Nanako: Is he going to throw me away, too...?

[Choices:]
- "He hasn't forgotten."
- "He won't abandon you."
- "Don't worry."

[All choices results in the same dialogue.]

Nanako: ...I'm going home.
Nanako: Let's go home together.

> You called your friends and told them that Nanako was safe...
> You returned home with Nanako.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Justice Level 8 Skit][JSL08]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Nanako: Um... I lost the paper I was supposed to return to school...
Nanako: What should I do...? The teacher will yell at me.

[Choices:]
- "I'll help you look for it."
- "Nothing you can do now."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll help you look for it."]

Nanako: Thank you, big bro.

> Nanako seems ready to cry with distress...
> You decide to search the house.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Nothing you can do now."]

Nanako: My teacher's scary...

> Nanako seems ready to cry...
> ...You decided to search around the house anyway.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> The papers Dojima is always going through are here...
> ......?
> A paper titled "Parent Survey Regarding Scheduling of Parent-Teacher
  Interviews" was hidden among them...
> The word "Anytime" has been written in the "Day Requested" box...
> Is this the paper Nanako was looking for...?
> ...?
> There's something else hidden in the papers.
> It seems to be a photo...
> You decide to show it to Nanako.

> You handed the paper and photo to Nanako.
> Nanako looks at the paper on the table...

Nanako: It says "Anytime... I'll try," on it.
Nanako: So... he can come anytime?
Nanako: I see... *giggle*
Nanako: And this is... a photo?
Nanako: Oh, this is...
Nanako: Mom...
Nanako: This little baby in the middle... That's me...
Nanako: Dad's smiling...
Nanako: ......
Nanako: Why did Dad stop smiling...?

[Choices:]
- "He's lonely, too."
- "Because you're lonely."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["He's lonely, too."]

Nanako: Dad's... lonely...?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Because you're lonely."]

Nanako: Dad won't smile because I'm lonely...?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: I see... So that's it...

> Nanako has realized something.

Nanako: After Mom died, I was lonely, but...
Nanako: I'm not the only one who's sad that Mom's not here any more...
Nanako: Dad... He was lonely, too... I'm sorry, Dad.

> Nanako looks more mature, somehow...
> You feel that your relationship with Nanako has grown deeper...

> The Nanako Dojima Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Justice Arcana has grown!

Nanako: Thank you, big bro.
Nanako: ...Will Dad ever smile like this again?

> Nanako stares at the photo...
> It's getting late, so you put Nanako to bed and went to your own room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Justice Level 9 Skit][JSL09]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Nanako: Umm, you know the photo you found before?
Nanako: I gave it back to Dad.
Nanako: He looked happy and smiled at me.
Nanako: Big bro... I love my Dad.

[Choices:]
- "I know."
- "He loves you, too."
- "What about me?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I know."]

Nanako: So I think he's the real one.
Nanako: ...He's my real Dad.

> Nanako is smiling cheerfully...

[Scroll down to Continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["He loves you, too."]

Nanako: I think so too!

> Nanako is smiling cheerfully...

[Scroll down to Continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What about me?"]

Nanako: Huh? Oh, uh, I love you too!

> Nanako is panicking...

[Scroll down to Continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: Dad didn't forget about how we used to pick flowers at Samegawa.
Nanako: He smiled at me and said, "You remember, too?"
Nanako: Dad loves Mom.
Nanako: ...I feel sorry for him, losing someone he loves.

[Choices:]
- "He still has you."
- "She's not lost."
- "I feel sorry for you, too."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["He still has you."]

Nanako: Yeah! I won't go anywhere!

> Nanako smiles vigorously...

[Scroll down to Continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She's not lost."]

Nanako: That's what Dad said, too. He said, "She's inside of me."
Nanako: ...I don't really get what he said, but I know what he meant.

> A gentle, mature smile crosses Nanako's face...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I feel sorry for you, too."]

Nanako: I have Dad, though.
Nanako: ...Oh, I see. Dad also has me!

> Nanako is smiling happily...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: I'm glad to be Dad's daughter!

> Nanako is smiling so happily...
> Through the smile, you feel your relationship has grown even deeper...

> The Nanako Dojima Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Justice Arcana has grown!

Nanako: ...It's your turn to talk!

> It's just about Nanako's bedtime...
> What will you do...?

[Choices:]
- Talk to Nanako
- Put her to bed
- Play with her

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Talk to Nanako]

Nanako: Yay!

> Nanako looks happy.
> You decided to talk for just a little while longer.

[Scroll down to Continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Put her to bed]

Nanako: What, already?

> Nanako is pouting...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Play with her]

Nanako: Yay!
Nanako: Then, uh, I know! Let's play cards!

> Nanako looks really happy.
> You decide to play some cards with her.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> It's getting late, so you put Nanako to bed and went to your own room.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Justice Level 10 Skit][JSL10]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Nanako: I got a phone call from Dad. He's coming home.
Nanako: Let's make dinner together, big bro!
Nanako: There's a lot to do today!

> Nanako is more cheerful than usual.

Nanako: I brought a bunch of dishes, pickled radish, and veggies at Junes!
Nanako: Big bro, can you make a salad?

[Choices:]
- "Sure thing."
- "I think..."
- "I eat salad for breakfast!"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Sure thing."]

Nanako: Right, then. You can be the salad-maker!
Nanako: And I'll be the, umm... The eggs sunny-side-up-maker!

> Nanako looks really happy.

[Scroll down to Continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I think..."]

Nanako: Right, then. You can be the salad-maker!
Nanako: And I'll be the, umm... The eggs sunny-side-up-maker!

> Nanako looks really happy.

[Scroll down to Continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I eat salad for breakfast!"]

Nanako: But... It's dinnertime right now.

> Nanako looks at you, puzzled...

[Scroll down to Continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: We have to start eating our vegetables from now on.
Nanako: A well-balanced died is important!

> Nanako confidently repeats this as if she'd heard it from somewhere else.

Nanako: ...My teacher said that families help each other.
Nanako: After Mom died, Dad and me have both been lonely, but...
Nanako: But I have Dad!
Nanako: And I need to do my best so Dad doesn't feel lonely either!
Nanako: You're my family, too, so... Let's work hard together!

[Choices:]
- "Don't strain yourself."
- "Let's do it."
- "But I'm not your Mom..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't strain yourself."]

Nanako: I won't! I'm not a little kid!

> Nanako holds her head high.

[Scroll down to Continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's do it."]

Nanako: Yeah!

> Nanako looks really happy.

[Scroll down to Continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["But I'm not your Mom..."]

Nanako: You just have to be you!

> Nanako smiles cheerfully...

[Scroll down to Continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: Oh, yeah...
Nanako: I'm giving this to you!

> You obtained Family Picture.
> It has Nanako and her parents in it...

Nanako: Dad made extra copies.
Nanako: You're family too, so you should have a family picture.
Nanako: Let's get a picture of you and me and Dad all together one day!
Nanako: *giggle*
Nanako: I love you, big bro!

> You feel a warm sense of love from Nanako...
> You can feel a tight bond between yourself and Nanako...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Sraosha, the ultimate form
  of the Justice Arcana...

> The Nanako Dojima Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Nanako Dojima Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Justice Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Justice Social Link, you can now fuse Sraosha, the Scourge
  of Evil!

Nanako: We need to hurry or Dad'll be home before we're done!

> You prepared dinner with Nanako.

Dojima: I'm home.

Nanako: Dad! Welcome home!

Dojima: Y-Yeah.

Nanako: I made dinner with big bro today! We made salad and, um, um, a bunch
        of other stuff!

Dojima: I see... Good work, Nanako.

Nanako: Go wash your hands! Hurry, sit down!

Dojima: She's really cheerful.
Dojima: I'm sure it's thanks to you.

Nanako: Dad, big bro, hurry, hurry!

Dojima: I got it, I got it. Let's eat, then.

> The three of you sat around the table and enjoyed each other's company...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Lovers Social Link][LSL]==========================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Rise Kujikawa Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Lovers Level 1 Skit][LSL01]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[Junes food court.]

Chie: I'm kinda bummed...
Chie: Not just because exams are over, but... The whole thing with the police
      finding a suspect.
Chie: I mean, we believed that only we could solve this case. And now...

Yosuke: Well, we still don't know yet. They haven't made an arrest.

Kanji: So... we gotta sit on our thumbs.

Adachi: For crying out loud... It's nice to have a suspect, but where the hell
        is he?
Adachi: We're at the end of our rope here...
Adachi: Y-You guys!? D-Did you hear what I said?
Adachi: Ah... Ahahaha! This case is as good as solved!
Adachi: Don't worry, kids. It's only a matter of time before we bring in the
        suspect.
Adachi: I mean, the guy's kidnapping people at random and slaughtering them!
        We won't rest until we bring him to justice!
Adachi: I-I gotta get going!

Yosuke: Now I'm REALLY worried...
Yosuke: On the other hand... If the police have a search warrant out for the
        guy, we should stay out of it.

Kanji: Yeah...

Rise: Oh, uh, I just remembered. There was a question on the exam that I
      didn't get.
Rise: I think it was, "The chemical formula HCHO, used for silver mirror
      reactions. Its 40% solution is known as formalin."
Rise: And the question was, "What is HCHO?"

["Formaldehyde."]

Rise: Oh, I see. I chose acetic acid... Duh, of course it couldn't have been
      vinegar.
Rise: Hey, you had that question too, didn't you Kanji?

Kanji: Shut up. And don't call me by my first name.

Rise: Wow, kinda harsh, aren't you? I heard you got a nosebleed when you were
      around our senpai.

Kanji: H-Hey! Who the hell blabbed about that!?

Chie: A-Anyways!
Chie: Rise-chan, why don't you ask Yukiko to help you study?

Rise: Huh? I guess, but wouldn't you rather ask a senpai of the opposite sex?
Rise: Senpai... I'm not a nuisance to you, am I?

Chie: Damn...
Chie: This girl's dangerous...!
Chie: L-Let's change the subject.
Chie: Hey, any idea how Teddie's doing?

Yosuke: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention it to you.
Yosuke: Check this out.

> It's Teddie...

Yosuke: I let him stay at my place. In return, he's now our official store
        mascot.

Kanji: Aaah! So he's hiding in plain sight. Reverse psychology, huh?
Kanji: Man... He looks like one happy bear...

Yosuke: He kept saying he didn't wanna go back, so I made him a deal.
Yosuke: Now, since I've got nothing better to do... I'm gonna go bug him.

Chie: Oooh, I wanna go too!

Kanji: C-Can I... feel his soft fur...?

[Everyone leaves except Rise.]

Rise: Hey, Senpai?
Rise: Now that I'm getting the hang of school, I want to go out more and see
      the sights.
Rise: But I tend to get recognized everywhere I go, so I'm a little nervous
      about going out on my own...
Rise: And you seem like the type of guy who knows all the cool spots in town.
Rise: ......

["Sure, I'll show you around."]

Rise: Really? Woohoo!

> You sense Rise's natural, easy friendliness...
> You feel a faint bond forming between you and Rise...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Lovers Arcana...

> You have established the Rise Kujikawa Social Link of the Lovers Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Lovers Arcana!
> Rise's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> She will now cheer you on during all-out attacks!

Rise: If you ever have some time to kill, think of me, okay?
Rise: Now c'mon, let's go pester Teddie.
Rise: Teddieeee! Heeeey!

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Lovers Level 2 Skit][LSL02]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Souzai Daigaku...
> You came at Rise's earnest request...

Rise: I can't take another bite. My stomach's full...
Rise: But that really hit the spot! I've been wanting to come here.
Rise: But it's a little embarrassing to show up alone, you know?

[Choices:]
- "Why?"
- "You don't eat out?"
- "Just order takeout."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why?"]

Rise: What do you mean why...? A girl shouldn't be eating meat by herself on
      the side of the road.
Rise: Besides, everyone would think I'm letting myself go, after taking a
      hiatus.
Rise: It's kind of annoying...
Rise: ...Though it's also kind of true.

> Rise looks like she's having fun...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You don't eat out?"]

Rise: Nope!
Rise: If someone snapped a photo of me doing that, I'd hear it from my agency.
Rise: The last time I ate out was at a festival when I was still a little kid.
Rise: Back then, it was me and my family... It was fun.

> Rise is smiling nostalgically...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Just order takeout."]

Rise: How little you know, Senpai!
Rise: It's the atmosphere that's important. The meal itself isn't everything,
      you know.

> Rise's voice is swelling with pride for some reason.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: To tell you the truth, I've wanted to do this since I was a child.
Rise: My parents were actually pretty strict.
Rise: I didn't really have many friends.
Rise: Though I guess that couldn't be helped, since I hardly ever showed up
      for school.
Rise: ......
Rise: Er, that's enough talk about that! What a depressing subject, huh?
Rise: Let's talk about something fun. After all, I don't want to waste the
      time we have together!
Rise: It's so great that I came to this town and met you.
Rise: Really, I'm serious!

> Rise smiles naturally...
> You feel your relationship with Rise has grown deeper...

> The Rise Kujiwaka Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your powers to create Personas of the Lovers Arcana has grown!
> Rise's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Rise: Why don't I start by asking what kind of girl you like?

> You dealt with Rise's barrage of questions until it became dark, then went
  home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Lovers Level 3 Skit][LSL03]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Okina City, at Okina Station...
> Rise took you here.

Rise: Whew, that was a long trip...
Rise: It'll take time to get back, so let's walk around quick!

[Choices:]
- "You come here often?"
- "Can't you shop in Inaba...?"
- "What are you looking for?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You come here often?"]

Rise: Yeah. You know there's not much of a selection where we live, right?
Rise: Since I've got a mule with me today, I think it's time for a shopping
      spree!

> Rise looks like she's having fun...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Can't you shop in Inaba...?"]

Rise: No way!
Rise: All they have is Junes! "Every day's great," but it's not THAT great!
Rise: Though the sweats they have over there aren't bad...

> Rise is smiling sheepishly...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What are you looking for?"]

Rise: A one-piece, of course!
Rise: Make sure you take notice when I wear it, okay?

> Rise is smiling mischievously...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: Oh, come to think of it, where does Kanji buy his clothes?
Rise: You can't find pointy stuff like those at Junes, can you?
Rise: Does he buy them online...?
Rise: ......
Rise: Maybe he makes them...?

Suspicious Guy: U-Umm...
Suspicious Guy: A-Aren't you Risette?
Suspicious Guy: I, I-I-I-I...

Rise: No... I'm not.
Rise: Let's go, Senpai.

> Rise dragged you away...

> Many people approached Rise over the course of the day...

Rise: They just never learn!
Rise: *sigh* But I told them!
Rise: I told them today, Senpai!
Rise: "No, I'm not." "You're mistaken." "I'm not Risette!"
Rise: And it's true... I'm no longer "Risette"...
Rise: I'm just an ordinary girl...
Rise: *giggle* Which is fine with me!
Rise: I never thought I'd be out in public like this.
Rise: I love Inaba, Senpai...
Rise: You see the same faces every day, rumors spread fast, and there are
      times when it gets on my last nerve...
Rise: And sometimes I feel I might be better off if I was in a big city full
      of strangers...
Rise: But even then, I love that town.
Rise: You're there, Grandma's there...
Rise: And above all, there's something I can do there.
Rise: Let's keep at it, Senpai!

> You can sense Rise's passion...
> You feel that you understand Rise even better...

> The Rise Kujiwaka Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your powers to create Personas of the Lovers Arcana has grown!
> Rise's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Rise: I didn't see any one-pieces that clicked with me, so I guess we should
      go home.
Rise: Let's go, Senpai.

> You walked Rise to her house and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Lovers Level 4 Skit][LSL04]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Central shopping district...
> You decided to walk Rise home after eating at Aiya...

Rise: The flavor was a little strong, but it was good.
Rise: My grandma's food is kind of bland. Though tofu is good for you, so...

> There is a suspicious man in front of Rise's house...

Rise: Is that a reporter...?
Rise: Or... a stalker?

> Rise is worried...

[Choices:]
- Yell
- Call the police
- Grab her hand and run

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Yell]

Rise: ...W-Wait, Senpai!
Rise: We shouldn't cause a scene...

> Rise looks troubled...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Call the police]

Rise: Y-Yeah, go ahead...

> Rise looks relieved...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Grab her hand and run]

Rise: Uh, th-that's alright. We don't know if he's really dangerous or not.
Rise: Let's just wait and see, okay?
Rise: But... thanks for that.

> Rise no longer seems worried.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: Hmm, but still... That guy... Where have I...?
Rise: Inoue-san, is that you!?

Inoue: Rise-chan!

Rise: Wh-Why are you here...?
Rise: I already settled everything with the agency...!

Inoue: I'm here because... Personally, I can't accept that.
Inoue: I've watched over you this entire time as your manager...

Rise: I'm no longer a "personality"!
Rise: My private time doesn't belong to a manager anymore!
Rise: Go home. If you don't, I'll call the police.

Inoue: W-Wait!
Inoue: Could you just think it over? I strongly believe that no other actress
       can play that role better than Rise Kujikawa.
Inoue: Your fans were looking forward to the movie, too...

Rise: You still want me to act...!?

Inoue: Huh...?

Rise: ...Anyway, I'm through with it! I have nothing to do with showbiz and
      all that stuff now!
Rise: I...
Rise: I-I've decided to marry this man once we graduate high school!
Rise: I said before it was only a hiatus, but I've changed my mind! There's no
      way I'm coming back!
Rise: Yu sees the real me...
Rise: He's so gentle...!

> Rise is desperate...

[Choices:]
- Go along with her
- Deny it

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Go along with her]

> You went along with her story...

Rise: S-See? I told you...

> Rise looks relieved...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Deny it]

> You denied Rise's story.

Rise: ...H-He's just too shy to admit it!
Rise: A-And why wouldn't he be? I-It's a big deal to marry Risette!

> Rise is trying to fix her story as her face reddens...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Inoue: ......
Inoue: I understand. I'll go home... for today.
Inoue: B-But I...

Rise: Go away! Now!

[Inoue leaves.]

Rise: Oh... U-Ummm...
Rise: ...That was Inoue-san. He was... my manager.
Rise: I'm his daughter's age, so he treated me like one of the family...
Rise: But... he's a stranger now.
Rise: ......
Rise: S-Senpai, umm...
Rise: I'm sorry... Lying about marrying you and all...

[Choices:]
- "I don't mind."
- "Lying is wrong."
- "It... It was a lie?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't mind."]

Rise: Senpai...
Rise: You're so mature...

> Rise smiled a smile of relief.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Lying is wrong."]

Rise: That's... true, but... It was just a little white lie...
Rise: Senpai, do you really want me to get dragged back into showbiz...?
Rise: Could you solve the murders if I wasn't here? I mean, without me...
Rise: ......
Rise: ...N-Never mind.

> Rise looks gloomy...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It... It was a lie?"]

Rise: Huh...?
Rise: "Was it a lie?" O-Oh... Senpai...
Rise: W-Wow...

> Somewhat at a loss, Rise is smiling sheepishly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: You really are a nice guy.
Rise: Th-This isn't good... I feel like I'm going to depend on you even
      more...
Rise: ...J-Just kidding!

> Perhaps due to her relief, Rise is smiling sheepishly...
> You feel your relationship with Rise has grown deeper...

> The Rise Kujiwaka Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your powers to create Personas of the Lovers Arcana has grown!
> Rise's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Rise: I wish I could spend more time with you, but... I'll save it for next
      time.
Rise: See you later, Senpai.

> You watched Rise walk in and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Lovers Level 5 Skit][LSL05]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> The hill overlooking town...
> You came here at Rise's request, as she says she likes it here...

Rise: When I first got to town, I used to sit here and do nothing...
Rise: I would just listen to the sound of the river, the sound of the birds,
      the sound of the rain...
Rise: I felt I could forget "Risette" and find myself that way...
Rise: But...
Rise: Senpai, have you ever thought that you're pushing yourself too far, or
      that you were just acting...?

[Choices:]
- "All the time."
- "Sometimes..."
- "Not really."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["All the time."]

Rise: Really...? Then you might even be a better actor than me.
Rise: But I see... You've been through a lot, too...

> It seems Rise is a bit relieved.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Sometimes..."]

Rise: I see... But I guess that makes sense...
Rise: No one can be their "normal self" all the time, huh?

> Rise is smiling sadly.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Not really."]

Rise: Hmmm, so this is your normal self right now?
Rise: Are you sure?
Rise: *giggle* I'm just kidding you. But that's incredible.

> It seems Rise is impressed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: I feel like I've been able to relax after coming to Inaba.
Rise: Meeting all of you, laughing together... Watching the store, reading
      comics, playing with the cat...
Rise: ...When I was at my parents' house, I was on my best behavior around
      them...
Rise: Oh, but Grandma doesn't ask me anything. Y'know, like why I quit or what
      I'm thinking of doing next...
Rise: She just talks about tofu. She says... I'm like tofu.
Rise: I had to ask her what that meant.
Rise: The way she explained it... Tofu looks weak and fragile, but it's
      actually pretty resilient.
Rise: Even though it stands out because it's not like any other food, it can
      be mixed in with any recipe or flavor...
Rise: Tofu is incredible.
Rise: I'm nothing like that...
Rise: ......
Rise: I...
Rise: I was actually bullied at school before I made my debut...
Rise: I wasn't good at talking, and always looked at my feet...
Rise: I was alone the entire time...
Rise: But I didn't have a problem with that. No one expected anything of me.
Rise: And then... the application my relative sent without telling me passed
      the first audition.
Rise: I wasn't interested in being an idol, but... I wanted the chance to
      change myself.
Rise: And just by chance, I won.
Rise: Haha... When it happened, I panicked, thinking maybe I should turn their
      offer down. 
Rise: Then I thought... if I appeared on TV, I could make friends...
Rise: That was literally the only reason I went through with it...
Rise: After a while... I realized something.
Rise: The person everyone likes, the one they say "hi" to on the street?
      That's not the real me.
Rise: Risette is the one everyone likes... The fictional character they sold
      the public.
Rise: ...It's the same with you, isn't it?
Rise: You don't have to deny it... I won't be mad.
Rise: You're with me right now because I'm Risette, yeah?

[Choices:]
- "That's right."
- "No."
- "I don't know..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's right."]

Rise: Yeah...
Rise: I guess I could say... I'm glad to be Risette, huh?

> Rise smiles wryly...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No."]

Rise: ......
Rise: I'm sorry. That wasn't a fair question.
Rise: ...But I'm happy you said so.

> Rise smiles weakly...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't know..."]

Rise: W-Wow, I'm kinda surprised...
Rise: You project the image of strength, so I didn't expect you to say that...
Rise: But I see... You're just a year older than me, huh?
Rise: I never thought of that...

> Rise is smiling sheepishly.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: When I got back to school after my debut, no one bullied me...
Rise: I was happy at first, with people I didn't even know talking to me...
Rise: But they weren't suddenly interested in Rise Kujikawa...
Rise: They wanted to hang out with Risette.
Rise: The bullying stopped, but... I felt like none of them saw the real me.
Rise: In my heart, I've always thought... "This isn't the real me..."
Rise: Funny, huh? I was the one who wanted to change, and...
Rise: But none of that matters now! I'm done being Risette!
Rise: Now I have people who know the real me.
Rise: Plus, I have power that can help everyone... I love that!
Rise: This time, I'm going to change into a Rise that everyone can like!
Rise: Keep an eye out for her, Senpai!

> Rise is smiling...
> You feel that you understand Rise even more...

> The Rise Kujiwaka Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your powers to create Personas of the Lovers Arcana has grown!
> Rise's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

> You walked Rise to her house and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Lovers Level 6 Skit][LSL06]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Central shopping district...
> You walked Rise home after a trip to Okina City...

Rise: *giggle* I placed lots of special orders.
Rise: Come with me next time when I go pick 'em up, Senpai.
Rise: I had tons of fun today. Not many people tried to come up and talk...
Rise: ...Maybe they already forgot who I am.
Rise: Oh, yeah. Want some tofu to take home?
Rise: I helped make them today.
Rise: Wait right here.

Man's voice: Excuse me... Yu-san, is it?

Inoue: Ummm... Sorry about the other day...
Inoue: I'm Minoru Inoue, Rise Kujikawa's former manager.
Inoue: I'm sorry to bother you, but... Could you give this to her?

> Inoue handed you a letter...

Inoue: A fan letter came, you see...

[Choices:]
- "Give it to her yourself."
- "Does she even read them?"
- "Why so interested in her?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Give it to her yourself."]

Inoue: I don't think she'd take it from me...
Inoue: And Rise always did look forward to this girl's letters...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Does she even read them?"]

Inoue: ...You may be right.
Inoue: But Rise always did look forward to this girl's letters...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why so interested in her?"]

Inoue: I'm one of her fans myself. Her talent is captivating...
Inoue: Rise always did look forward to this girl's letters, so I...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Inoue: In today's cult of personality, being popular carries its own problems.
Inoue: Your schedule fits together, minute by minute, like a jigsaw puzzle...
       Every day you're squeezed utterly dry...
Inoue: But even knowing that, I still want her to come back...
Inoue: She was genuinely brilliant... Not only that, but she's strong enough
       to use her pain as a foundation.
Inoue: From what I could see... she's relying on you.
Inoue: So could you...?

Rise: Sorry, Senpai, but we're all sold out...
Rise: Inoue-san!? Quit pestering me!
Rise: Wait... What did you say to Senpai!?

Inoue: I-I'm sorry. I'm leaving now... Goodbye...

Rise: Hounding me even after I quit... He's practically a stalker!
Rise: To think I trusted him... I feel betrayed!

[Choices:]
- "That's not nice."
- "He's worried about you."
- "You're really quitting?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's not nice."]

Rise: Wha--Why are you siding with him!? Y-You're not with me on this...?

> It seems Rise was shocked to hear that...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["He's worried about you."]

Rise: No... He just wants Risette back.
Rise: The "me" he created...

> Rise is biting her lip...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're really quitting?"]

Rise: Senpai... Why are you asking me that all of a sudden?
Rise: Inoue did say something to you, didn't he!?

> Rise is furious...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: So... what did he come for?

> You told Rise why Inoue came and handed her the fan letter.

Rise: This letter...
Rise: She wrote again...
Rise: I see... But he came all the way out here for this...?
Rise: ......
Rise: This girl is a middle school student. She writes to me all the time.
Rise: I did this public service campaign once to stamp out bullying...
Rise: She said it inspired her... She wrote that she wouldn't let bullies get
      her down, that she'd try to make friends...
Rise: Ever since then, she wrote me letters... "This happened to me today," "I
      was able to say this," stuff like that.
Rise: "Seeing Risette work hard encourages me," "It makes me feel like I can
      still hang in there..."
Rise: Haha, she doesn't really know how it works, huh?
Rise: But still, every time I read her letters, I felt like Risette actually
      meant something...
Rise: So whenever things got tough, I would read them over and over...
Rise: Senpai... Do you still have some free time...?

> Tatsuhime Shrine...
> Rise seems to be deep in thought after reading the fan letter...

Rise: ...She's worried about me.
Rise: Officially, I'm taking a break due to illness, so...
Rise: ......
Rise: Before I quit, there was talk about a part in a movie...
Rise: She sounds like she was really looking forward to it...
Rise: "Please get well soon and come back," she says...
Rise: ......
Rise: I'm so glad you were here. I was scared to read it alone...
Rise: I gave up on being Risette. I can't meet her expectations...

[Choices:]
- "Having second thoughts?"
- "This was your decision."
- "She'll understand."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Having second thoughts?"]

Rise: I have no regrets.
Rise: ...At least, I think not.
Rise: I mean, it was such a relief to quit. To go back to being the real me...
Rise: Haha...
Rise: ......

> Rise has a lonely smile on her face...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["This was your decision."]

Rise: Y-Yeah...
Rise: You're right. Nothing I can do about it now, huh...?
Rise: ......

> Rise is trying to smile...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She'll understand."]

Rise: Yeah...
Rise: I hope someday... I can say, "Thank you."
Rise: And "I'm sorry."
Rise: ......
Rise: Sorry, huh...?
Rise: ...There's nothing to be depressed about. Haha...

> Rise's eyes seem to be watering...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: Anyway, Risette doesn't exist anymore.
Rise: It's not just this girl. I disappointed lots of other people...
Rise: The president of the company told me that over and over, and I knew
      already...
Rise: I knew this was the path I chose, but...
Rise: ......
Rise: Maybe I'll just inherit the tofu shop!
Rise: I'm the shop's main attraction now. I bet I could make it thrive!
Rise: ...Senpai.
Rise: Maybe we should really do it... Y'know, what I was saying a while back.
Rise: You could marry me once we graduate high school, and the two of us could
      work at the tofu shop together.
Rise: Doesn't that sound fun? H-How about it? Haha...ha...

[Choices:]
- "Sounds great."
- "If you're serious..."
- "I can't decide that now."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Sounds great."]

Rise: ......
Rise: Senpai, you'll say that to just anyone, huh?
Rise: It's dangerous to try to tell everyone what they want to hear...
Rise: Too bad, though! Risette wasn't fooled.

> Rise is smiling...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["If you're serious..."]

Rise: If I'm serious...? I think I'm pretty serious...
Rise: You're always so calm.
Rise: But... I like that.

> Rise is smiling sheepishly.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I can't decide that now."]

Rise: Hahaha! Senpai, you're so cute!
Rise: ...You're too honest, though.
Rise: Well, I already knew that... You're not interested in me.

> Rise is smiling a bit sadly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: Thank you, Senpai. For being with me all of today...
Rise: I feel a bit better.
Rise: Yeah... I'm fine.
Rise: I can contribute something...
Rise: And it looks like there are still plenty of things only I can do...

> You can sense Rise's quiet will...
> You feel that you understand Rise even more...

> The Rise Kujiwaka Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your powers to create Personas of the Lovers Arcana has grown!
> Rise's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> She will now precisely identify an enemy's weakness!

Rise: Sorry for dragging you around all day.
Rise: I'll let you go now.

> You walked Rise to her house and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Lovers Level 7 Skit][LSL07]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Okina City, in front of Okina Station...
> Rise invited you to go shopping with her.

Rise: Today, we're buying for you!
Rise: I'll put together the best outfit for you, so be prepared.
Rise: I've already checked out most of the stores. First is... over there...
Rise: That ad...
Rise: I see... So Kanami is the new poster girl...
Rise: ......
Rise: Oh, uhh... Remember that Kanami I mentioned once before?
Rise: Kanami Mashita... The girl on that store's billboard...
Rise: We were at the same agency and she was just below me.
Rise: Well, she's cute, so it's no surprise that she's getting work.

[Choices:]
- "She's cute, huh?"
- "Jealous?"
- "That's good, isn't it?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She's cute, huh?"]

Rise: Er... Senpai...?
Rise: That's not a question you should be asking when I'm standing right here.

> Rise is pouting.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Jealous?"]

Rise: No way. I have nothing to do with any of this now.
Rise: I'm glad for her... She worked hard...

> Rise is smiling...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's good, isn't it?"]

Rise: ...Huh? Oh, yeah.
Rise: If some other girl takes off, I'm sure the agency will leave me alone.

> Rise is smiling...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You overhear a conversation between some teenagers...

Bored teenager: Man, Kanamin is sooo cute.
Bored teenager: It's crazy that she's still in middle school.
Bored teenager: I like how she's not so fake, like Risette.
Bored teenager: Yeah, Kanamin's like... plain, and honest.
Bored teenager: Somewhere between a little sister and the girl next door.
                Like, the kind of girl you want to protect.

Rise: ......
Rise: Yeah, yeah, I'm "fake."
Rise: That's the role I played...
Rise: It was all an act... Everything...
Rise: ...Hey! All that stuff about Kanami is an act, too!
Rise: ......
Rise: Let's go home, Senpai.
Rise: I don't want to be here.

> Samegawa flood plain...
> Rise dragged you back here...

Rise: ......
Rise: Senpai, are you... happy right now? Do you like being with me... like
      this, the way we are now?
Rise: You like having such a cute underclassman, right? I'm an ex-idol, after
      all.

[Choices:]
- "I'm happy."
- "I'm miserable."
- "That part doesn't matter."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm happy."]

Rise: ......
Rise: Why are you being so nice...? I-It doesn't make sense...

> Rise is biting her lip...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm miserable."]

Rise: ......

> It seems Rise was shocked to hear that...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That part doesn't matter."]

Rise: Y-Yeah, of course not... What am I saying?
Rise: You see me as Rise, huh...?
Rise: The real me...

> Rise seems anxious for some reason...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: ...I'm sorry. I was just irritated...
Rise: I dragged you all the way to Okina, then just came back without doing
      anything...
Rise: I'm really sorry...

Nanako: Oh, big bro and Rise-chan!

Rise: Oh, Nanako-chan... Y-You going home?

Nanako: Yep!

Rise: Oh, I know...
Rise: H-Hey, Nanako-chan, umm...
Rise: Well...
Rise: Do you know who Kanami Mashita is...?

Nanako: Ummm... Kanami... Mashita...
Nanako: ...?
Nanako: Oh, you mean Kanamin?
Nanako: Yeah, I know her. Some of my friends like her.
Nanako: I tell them, "Rise-chan's way better!"

Rise: Y-You do, huh? Hahaha, thanks...
Rise: B-But I'm totally different from how I am on TV... You must be
      disappointed...

Nanako: Nope.
Nanako: I like you.

Rise: Huh? Oh... thanks.
Rise: But that means... you like the "me" over here, huh...

Nanako: The... "me"...?
Nanako: Aren't you just Rise-chan? I like you, that's all.

Rise: Oh, er... ummmm...
Rise: ...Thanks, Nanako-chan. I like you too.

Nanako: Yay!
Nanako: Oh, the show's about to start! I'm going home now!

Rise: "You're just Rise-chan," huh...?
Rise: Wh-What was I thinking, asking all that to Nanako-chan...?
Rise: *sigh* Risette...
Rise: I quit so I wouldn't have to think about stuff like this...
Rise: ......
Rise: ...I have no regrets about showbiz. I wouldn't want to go back.
Rise: Why would I sacrifice my real self!?
Rise: I just want to become a Rise who's needed by the ones who see the real
      me. Like you, Senpai.
Rise: That's the "me" I want to be. It's the truth.

> You can sense Rise's passionate will...
> You feel that you understand Rise even more...

> The Rise Kujiwaka Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your powers to create Personas of the Lovers Arcana has grown!
> Rise's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> She will periodically aid you during battle!

Rise: I... got a little upset today when I heard those kids talk about Kanami.
Rise: ...I'm sure I'll forget it by tomorrow.

> Rise looks helpless...

[Choices:]
- Cheer her up
- Move closer to her
- Laugh it off

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Cheer her up]

Rise: Senpai... Thank you.
Rise: I'm okay. I feel better now.

> Rise seems relieved...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Move closer to her]

Rise: S-Stop, Senpai...
Rise: ...Though maybe I'm in the mood to be close to you right now.

> Rise is smiling sheepishly...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Laugh it off]

Rise: H-Hey! That's mean!
Rise: I'm serious here. You're making me look stupid.
Rise: ......
Rise: *giggle* I see... Maybe I am kind of stupid.
Rise: Thank you, Senpai... I feel a little better.

> Rise seems relieved...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: I'm sorry for being so selfish today.
Rise: ......
Rise: When I was working, I met lots of people, but at the cost of free time
      to meet people outside of work.
Rise: I had no free time at all...
Rise: So when I was alone, I was truly alone. Whatever I was thinking about...
      I had to keep it to myself.
Rise: So...
Rise: Right now... I don't want to be alone...
Rise: Stay with me... just a little longer...

> You spent time with Rise until it got dark and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Lovers Level 8 Skit][LSL08]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Souzai Daiguku...
> You came with Rise, who seems enthusiastic about eating out...

Rise: What should I have...?
Rise: Heck, maybe our shop should do something like this.
Rise: How about a "ganmo kebab"? Or a "tofu croquette"?

Middle-aged man: Well, if it isn't Rise-chan.

Rise: Ummm, you're the deputy mayor... right? Good afternoon...

Deputy mayor: I heard the news! You know, about the upcoming film!
Deputy mayor: ...Hm? You haven't heard yet?
Deputy mayor: You know Kanamin, right? Kanami Mashita!
Deputy mayor: They're going to be filming nearby, right? I hope they stop by
              Inaba, too.
Deputy mayor: Oh, I know! Why don't you ask?

Rise: Kanamin...
Rise: ...I don't have anything to do with them anymore.

Deputy mayor: But wait... How many are coming? We only have small
              bed-and-breakfasts around here...
Deputy mayor: Got it! They can stay at the Amagi Inn!
Deputy mayor: Alright, I need to go tell that manager guy I was just talking
              to!

Rise: ......

Inoue: Oh, Rise-chan. Nice to see you.

Rise: Inoue-san... What do you want today...?

Inoue: I'm down here scouting film locations, so I thought I'd come see you.
Inoue: I wanted to hear your answer one more time, face to face.
Inoue: ...Are you sure you're not coming back?

Rise: ......
Rise: I...
Rise: I'm not going back...
Rise: ......

Inoue: I see...
Inoue: Okay... I understand. Well, now I can focus on my new job.
Inoue: I signed up as Kanami Mashita's manager.
Inoue: Remember how we were talking about doing that movie? They picked Kanami
       as your replacement.
Inoue: ...We're going to sell Kanami.
Inoue: I have every confidence she'll be just as popular... no, even MORE
       popular than Risette.

Rise: I-I see...

Inoue: Although... Kanami is an ordinary girl. We have to "polish" her so she
       sells...
Inoue: ......
Inoue: But you had that spark...
Inoue: You learned fast, adapted well to new situations, had that smile that
       could be as strong or weak as you needed...
Inoue: And those acting skills of yours! You were like an old pro.
Inoue: You could have reached heights most girls could never dream of...
Inoue: ...That's what I think, anyway.
Inoue: So... I just had to hear it from your own mouth.
Inoue: Well, then... goodbye.
Inoue: Stay healthy, okay?

Rise: ......
Rise: What the heck... That's not fair... After he made me answer...
Rise: He never told me any of that when we were still working together...
Rise: Acting skills...? Of course I have 'em.
Rise: What the heck...? Telling me all that stuff now... It's too late...!
Rise: ......

> It seems Rise is crying...

Rise: Hey... Why... am I crying...?
Rise: There's no reason to cry... There's nothing... to be sad about...
Rise: Nothing...
Rise: Senpai... I... I don't know why I'm crying...

[Choices:]
- "You mustn't cry!"
- "Cry all you want."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You mustn't cry!"]

Rise: Haha... It's too late now...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Cry all you want."]

Rise: Haha... I can't... My eyes will be all swollen tomorrow...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: I... I lost... everything...
Rise: I don't know how... but... I lost everything...
Rise: I'm scared... I'm sad... What's going on...?
Rise: Senpai...
Rise: Please, stay here...
Rise: Stay by... my side...
Rise: Senpai...!

> Rise is trembling...
> ...You sense this is an important moment. There's no turning back.

[Choices:]
- Hold her
- Stand there

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Hold her]

Rise: S-Senpai...
Rise: Senpai...

> Rise began pouring out tears...

Rise: Senpai...
Rise: I have you... I have the others...
Rise: I didn't lose everything...
Rise: There are people who need me, right...?

> Rise is smiling through her tears...
> You feel your relationship with Rise has grown deeper...

> The Rise Kujiwaka Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your powers to create Personas of the Lovers Arcana has grown!
> Rise's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

> ......
> You can feel Rise's warmth as she trembles...
> There's no turning back...
> Your relationship with Rise has become intimate.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Stand there]

Rise: Senpai...
Rise: I have you... I have the others...
Rise: I didn't lose everything...
Rise: There are people who need me, right...?

> Rise is smiling through her tears...
> You feel your relationship with Rise has grown deeper...

> The Rise Kujiwaka Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your powers to create Personas of the Lovers Arcana has grown!
> Rise's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: I'm going home now.
Rise: My head's all messed up...
Rise: I need to think it all over. About how I feel now...
Rise: I don't want to lose anything more...
Rise: Goodbye, Senpai...

> You watched Rise walk off and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Lovers Level 9 Skit][LSL09]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> The hill overlooking town...
> You came here at Rise's solemn request...

Rise: Senpai... I thought about it.
Rise: Why my mind just went blank when I heard about Kanami...
Rise: I mean, I ran away from showbiz because I was tired of being an idol...
Rise: So I shouldn't have any problems...
Rise: And yet... I felt so angry about it... Why do you think that is...?

[Choices:]
- "You regret leaving."
- "You're selfish."
- "'Risette' is Rise, too."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You regret leaving."]

Rise: Yeah... I thought I didn't, but I guess I did...
Rise: Risette's name in lights... Idolized by the masses...
Rise: That was "me," too...
Rise: And once that "me" disappeared...

> Rise is smiling gently...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're selfish."]

Rise: Mrrm...
Rise: Yeah, yeah. Sure, I'm selfish.
Rise: But yeah... You're absolutely right.
Rise: Risette's name in lights... Idolized by the masses...
Rise: That was "me," too...
Rise: I didn't want to lose that "me"...

> Rise is smiling as though she's annoyed with herself...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["'Risette' is Rise, too."]

Rise: Yeah... You know all along, huh...?
Rise: Haha, but really... that's how it was.
Rise: Risette's name in lights... Idolized by the masses...
Rise: That was "me," too...
Rise: I didn't want to lose that "me"...

> Rise is smiling sheepishly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: There's no way to become someone else...
Rise: I ran away from my plain, gloomy self... Then I ran away from my idol
      self...

[FRIENDS] Rise: Right now I'm the homicide detective self, I guess?
[LOVERS]  Rise: Right now I'm a high school girl just enjoying school life, I
                guess?

Rise: I would've run away from that as well, if I didn't realize...
Rise: I've been trying to become how I wanted to be.
Rise: I pick a role... When I'm through with it, I continue chasing the "real
      me" by picking another role...
Rise: ...When in fact those roles are all "me."
Rise: I don't want to run away anymore. I don't want to search somewhere else
      for myself.
Rise: I'm gonna hang in there... as the complete me.

> Rise spoke her mind, looking straight at you...
> You feel your relationship with Rise has grown deeper...

> The Rise Kujiwaka Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your powers to create Personas of the Lovers Arcana has grown!
> Rise's determination in battle has been enhanced even further...
> She can now protect the party at times!

<>>-----[FRIENDS]----------------------------------------------------------<<>

Rise: I'm glad I came to this town.
Rise: I'm glad to have met you, and the others too!
Rise: *giggle* Let's go home, Senpai!

> You walked Rise to her house and went home.

<>>-----[LOVERS]-----------------------------------------------------------<<>

Rise: After all... it's where I met you.
Rise: ......
Rise: I have to go home now...
Rise: ......
Rise: I wish time would just stop...

> You walked Rise to her house and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Lovers Level 10 Skit][LSL10]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[FRIENDS]

> The hill overlooking town...
> Rise took you here...

Rise: Look! That line over there is the shopping district.
Rise: That's... us. Haha, we're so small...
Rise: I need to remember that...
Rise: Senpai... You're leaving in the spring, right?
Rise: I've made up my mind about something.
Rise: You see...
Rise: ......
Rise: I'm thinking of going back into showbiz this spring.
Rise: I am Risette, after all...
Rise: And when I consider it that way, I think I can have more fun working.
Rise: I know how hard it is for a star to make a comeback after an entire
      year's absence...
Rise: But even then, I want to start over from the beginning.
Rise: Do you remember the fan who gave me that letter? And my old manager,
      Inoue-san...
Rise: From my family, everyone, you... And for myself.

> Rise's eyes are shining...

Rise: Senpai, this...
Rise: I want you to have it, Senpai.

> You obtained Signed Photo.

Rise: It's the one we took at school. I look really normal, don't I?
Rise: But even then, I signed it Risette.
Rise: A Risette without a fake smile...
Rise: Senpai... I won't make the same mistake.
Rise: I won't run away... I won't try to be someone I'm not.
Rise: The many Rises inside of me... I want to cherish them.
Rise: I quit thinking about such stupid things!
Rise: I mean, in reality, there's no such thing as a real me or a fake me.
Rise: As long as you know what you really want to do, no matter how hard it
      is, you'll be okay.
Rise: ...I can do it!

> Rise's strong will that allowed her to accept and overcome her weakness has
  awakened her heart's true power...
> Rise's Persona has been reborn...!
> Himiko has transfigured into Kanzeon!

Rise: This means... My powers have changed...?
Rise: I see... I've become a little stronger.
Rise: Thanks to you... being with me...
Rise: I want find lots of different "me"s.
Rise: And I want to get stronger so instead of running away from them, I'll
      welcome them with open arms.
Rise: I was relying on you, but... I want to be able to stand on my own two
      feet.
Rise: Thank you, Senpai!
Rise: I love you!

> You can sense Rise's pure affection...
> You feel a tight bond between you and Rise...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Ishtar, the ultimate form
  of the Lovers Arcana...

> The Rise Kujikawa Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Rise Kujikawa Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Lovers Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Lovers Social Link, you can now fuse Ishtar, the Goddess of
  Love!
> Rise is now fully determined...
> She will help you up when you are hit by a mortal blow!

Rise: Now that I got that out, I'm hungry!
Rise: Let's go eat somewhere!
Rise: After all, come spring... I won't be able to do that anymore.
Rise: Let's go, Senpai!

> You dominated the shopping district with Rise and made it to your house...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Lovers Level 10 Skit][LSL10]--------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[LOVERS]

> Your room...
> You brought Rise here at her request...

Rise: Uh, ummm...
Rise: ...I am currently in Senpai's room.
Rise: It seems quite clean for a boy of his age...
Rise: Uh, ummm...
Rise: Th-There doesn't seem to be anything lying around he wouldn't want me to
      see...
Rise: Now then, where could the goods in question be hiding...!?
Rise: I'll ask the man himself! So--where do you hide them!?

[Choices:]
- "What do you mean?"
- "You want to see?"
- "I don't have any."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What do you mean?"]

Rise: Oh, stop acting all normal...! You know how embarrassed I feel right
      now? Geez...
Rise: I've never been in a guy's room before, so I tried covering it up, and
      you...
Rise: You meanie...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You want to see?"]

Rise: Huh!? Oh... Hahaha!
Rise: I-I don't...
Rise: I'm sorry...
Rise: Umm, i-it's not that I wanted to know... I just got kinda embarrassed,
      so...
Rise: You meanie...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't have any."]

Rise: ...Really?
Rise: ......
Rise: I see... Good!
Rise: I'll bring my photo-book next time.
Rise: The swimsuit one. It's reeeeeal cute.
Rise: ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: Senpai... You're leaving in the spring, right?
Rise: I've made up my mind about something.
Rise: You see...
Rise: ......
Rise: I'm thinking of going back into showbiz this spring.
Rise: I am Risette, after all...
Rise: And when I consider it that way, I think I can have more fun working.
Rise: I know how hard it is for a star to make a comeback after an entire
      year's absence...
Rise: But even then, I want to start over from the beginning.
Rise: Do you remember the fan who gave me that letter? I'll do it for her, for
      my old manager, Inoue-san...
Rise: For my family, everyone, you... And for myself.

> Rise's eyes are shining...

Rise: Senpai, this...
Rise: I want you to have it, Senpai.

> You obtained Signed Photo.

Rise: It's the one we took at school. I look really normal, don't I?
Rise: But even then, I signed it Risette.
Rise: A Risette without a fake smile...
Rise: Senpai... I won't make the same mistake.
Rise: There's no such thing as a me who isn't me.
Rise: So I won't run away... I won't try to be someone I'm not.
Rise: There's a lot of Rises inside me... I won't try to change them.
Rise: Instead... I'll let people know that those Rises exist...
Rise: That's the me I want to be.
Rise: ......

> Rise's strong will that allowed her to accept and overcome her weakness has
  awakened her heart's true power...
> Rise's Persona has been reborn...!
> Himiko has transfigured into Kanzeon!

Rise: This means... My powers have changed...?
Rise: I see... I've become a little stronger.
Rise: Thanks to you... being with me...
Rise: ......
Rise: Umm... Senpai...
Rise: As long as you're watching me... I'll do my best...
Rise: So... ummm...
Rise: Well... I'm happy doing anything if you're there with me...
Rise: Well...
Rise: ......
Rise: Oh, c'mon! I've confessed my love hundreds of times on TV!!
Rise: Why can't I do it in person...?
Rise: ......

> Rise, her face red, is at a loss for words...

Rise: Umm...
Rise: I'm sure I can hang in there as long as you're watching me.
Rise: Because...
Rise: U-Umm...
Rise: You're special to me...

> You can sense Rise's unconditional love...
> You feel a tight bond between you and Rise...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Ishtar, the ultimate form
  of the Lovers Arcana...

> The Rise Kujikawa Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Rise Kujikawa Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Lovers Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Lovers Social Link, you can now fuse Ishtar, the Goddess of
  Love!
> Rise is now fully determined...
> She will help you up when you are hit by a mortal blow!

Rise: No matter what I'm doing... I am me.
Rise: I can say that for sure now.
Rise: And the strength to say so... It was you who found it for me...
Rise: I'm going to like the me you found.
Rise: After all... I like the you who found her...
Rise: Senpai... I love you...
Rise: ...I love you.
Rise: ......
Rise: Senpai, keep watching me... So I won't mess up again...
Rise: Look at me...
Rise: ......
Rise: Umm...
Rise: Well... I...
Rise: I've never gone through this kinda thing, so...
Rise: Umm...
Rise: If we were on a TV set, this'd be a wrap...
Rise: So, uh... What am I supposed to do after this...?
Rise: ......

> You passed a long while with Rise.
> ......
> It has gotten dark, so you walked Rise to her house...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Lovers EX Skit][LSLEX]--------------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> The hill overlooking town...

Rise: Was it okay to come out today...? Did you have anything you needed to
      do?

> Rise has a meek expression on her face...

Rise: You remember when I told you before that I had a "number one fan"?
Rise: A girl who was being bullied and would send me letters...
Rise: She sent me another letter... She says she's going to stop being my fan.
Rise: She's made friends with someone, but her new friend is a fan of someone
      else.
Rise: It seems she was told something like, "I'll quit being your friend if
      you stay a Risette fan."
Rise: She did say that she'll be cheering for me in her heart, but she won't
      be sending me any more letters.

[Choices:]
- "Cheer up."
- "You have another fan right here."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Cheer up."]

Rise: I'm fine. I can understand how that girl feels...
Rise: She finally made an irreplaceable friend. You wouldn't want to lose
      someone like that.

> Rise has a lonesome smile...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You have another fan right here."]

Rise: You mean you, Senpai?
Rise: Haha, you really are kind.

> You see tears in Rise's eyes...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: Relationships between people are difficult, aren't they, Senpai?
Rise: There's something like a... mutual respect between her and me.
Rise: I don't even know what she looks like, but I know she has a pure heart.
      I also know that she's persistent...
Rise: But when another person enters the picture, things suddenly get
      complicated. Throw in four or five people, and it's pure chaos.
Rise: There's no malice involved, and it's no one's fault. Yet we end up
      hurting each other, becoming lost...
Rise: It... It makes me so tired sometimes.

> Rise gazes into the distance...

Rise: But that's why I want to keep trying my best.
Rise: I mean, I am an idol, after all.

[Choices:]
- "That's admirable of you."
- "Don't tire yourself out."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's admirable of you."]

Rise: ...Thanks.

> Rise is smiling happily...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't tire yourself out."]

Rise: Make sure you stop me when it looks like I'm trying too hard, okay?
Rise: I think I'll be able to listen to any advice you have to tell me,
      Senpai.

> Rise smiles gently...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Rise: An idol isn't some doll in a window being held up for public display.
Rise: I think it means somebody who can endure things and stand their ground,
      no matter which way they're pushed.
Rise: Even if that girl doesn't write me letters, I bet she'll still watch me
      if I'm on TV.
Rise: I can be her strength, as well as many other people's strengths.
Rise: Even though many things may not go my way and I may be troubled, swept
      off my feet, and get lost... I won't lose.
Rise: I have to protect the smiles of the people who are precious to me.
Rise: That's the "resolve" I found after meeting all of you.

> Rise smiles cheerfully...
> Rise's heart, having developed over this difficult year, attains greater
  power...
> Rise's Persona has been reborn again...!
> Kanzeon has transfigured into Kouzeon!

Rise: ...Yeah, I can tell. I sense a power inside of me that I didn't have
      before.
Rise: I've learned so many important things from the people I hold dear to
      me...
Rise: Senpai, I feel like my heart is about to burst. I'm so excited about the
      future now.
Rise: Hardship and sadness and everything, it can all be changed into the
      power to take a step forward...
Rise: I'm still just getting started.
Rise: You, and everyone else... You're all going to keep changing too, in your
      own ways.
Rise: That's why I'm not scared of a long-distance relationship either. When
      I'm lonely, my love for you will grow stronger.
Rise: And when I smile on TV... I'm smiling for you. So you smile too, Senpai.
Rise: ...And tell me you love me every once in a while, okay?

> You can sense Rise's unconditional love...
> You and Rise spend a long time talking about all sorts of things until it
  becomes dark out...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Magician Social Link][MSL]========================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Yosuke Hamamura Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Magician Level 1 Skit][MSL01]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Yosuke: Yo!
Yosuke: You saw what was on last night, right?
Yosuke: I couldn't tell who it was, but if someone's shown up on TV, we can't
        ignore it.
Yosuke: Let's go check it out after school. Maybe Teddie can tell us
        something.
Yosuke: If it turns out someone was thrown in again, there really might be a
        culprit behind all this.
Yosuke: Even if it is something about that place that's killing the victims...
Yosuke: If someone's using that world as a weapon, that's unforgivable.
Yosuke: We need to find the culprit... no matter what it takes!
Yosuke: There's no way the police can do it... Who'd believe that the murderer
        kills people by throwing them into the TV?

[Choices:]
- "It has to be us."
- "I want to keep my word too."
- "Let's bring an end to this."
- "You do it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It has to be us."]

Yosuke: Hehe... Cool. It's reassuring to hear someone else say it.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I want to keep my word too."]

Yosuke: Totally! A promise is a promise.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's bring an end to this."]

Yosuke: Yeah... I agree.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 4]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You do it."]

> You'd rather not...
> ...But there's no way you could refuse in a situation like this.

Yosuke: Dude... I have to say, I was really hoping for your help in this.
Yosuke: I mean... I dunno if I could do it by myself.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: You know, I tried sticking my head in the TV last night, the way you
        did, and it actually worked.
Yosuke: I think I can do that now because I have the same power...
Yosuke: Persona, wasn't it?
Yosuke: Could be that we got this gift from someone specifically so we could
        solve the case.
Yosuke: Then again, you managed to go inside the TV and get your Persona
        first...
Yosuke: I feel like, as long as you're with me, I can find the culprit and
        crack this case.
Yosuke: ...Well, let's do our best!

> Even with so much mystery swirling around, Yosuke is trying his hardest to
  move on...
> You sense a faint stirring of friendship between you and Yosuke...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Magician Arcana...

> As you form a bond with Yosuke, you feel the power in your heart
  strengthening...
> ...You recall Igor's words.

Igor: "The Persona ability is the power to control one's own heart... And the
      heart is strengthened through bonds.
Igor: "As you form bonds by becoming involved with others, your own Social
      Links will gradually develop.
Igor: "The power of these Social Links is what will determine your Persona's
      abilities."

> Social Links... Is this bond with Yosuke what Igor was talking about...?
> ......
> You have established the Yosuke Hanamura Social Link of the Magician
  Arcana!
> Yosuke's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Yosuke can now wake up a knocked-down ally during battle!

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Magician Level 2 Skit][MSL02]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Shopping District, Souzai Daigaku...
> The famous steak croquettes are tough...

Yosuke: Sticking chunks of steak in croquettes... Man, this really is the
        country, huh?
Yosuke: Well, it is good... though it's tough.
Yosuke: Chie called this stuff "tender and juicy"... What kinda teeth does she
        have...?

[Two women walk past.]

> You can hear the women's conversation...

Gossiping lady: He's from Junes... Yasogami High School, right?

Talkative lady: His classmate... Sato-san...? Went out of business...

Gossiping lady: This shopping district could disappear, and yet...

[The two women walk away.]

Yosuke: Sorry about that. You know me, I'm infamous around here.

[Choices:]
- "It must be tough."
- "You're bragging about it?"
- "Why are you infamous?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It must be tough."]

Yosuke: Nahhh, it's not really.
Yosuke: It's mainly my parents, but I'm not personally involved. Anyways,
        there's nothing I can do about it.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're bragging about it?"]

Yosuke: There's nothing to brag about! It's a pain in the ass, really.
Yosuke: It's mainly my parents, I'm not personally involved. There's nothing I
        can do about it, but still...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why are you infamous?"]

Yosuke: Uhh... Did you already forget that I'm Junes Junior?
Yosuke: Not that it's really a big deal, but it's still kind of a pain in the
        ass...
Yosuke: It's mainly my parents, I'm not personally involved. There's nothing I
        can do about it, but still...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Yosuke shrugs...

Yosuke: I don't think there's anyone in Inaba who doesn't know me, at school
        or around town...
Yosuke: Not that I mind, but... It sucks that I always gotta mind my manners.

> Yosuke smiles cheerfully...
> You feel you understand Yosuke a bit more...

> The Yosuke Hanamura Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Magician Arcana has grown!
> Yosuke's growth of heart has affected his Persona as well...

Yosuke: Still, this croquette is damn good, huh?
Yosuke: I'm gonna have another. You want one too, right?

> You ate croquettes with Yosuke until your stomach started to bulge, then
  went home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Magician Level 3 Skit][MSL03]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Okina City, in front of Okina Station...
> Yosuke brought you all the way here...

Yosuke: Mmmm... It's been a while since I breathed this kinda air!
Yosuke: Y'know, I'm just a poor little city boy drawn to that urban scent.
Yosuke: Wait a minute... Am I starting to sound like Teddie?

[Choices:]
- "He's sounding like you too."
- "Teddie's cute."
- "Hmm, you're looking hairier."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["He's sounding like you too."]

Yosuke: Wha--? No! That's definitely not it!

> Yosuke is panicking...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Teddie's cute."]

Yosuke: Cute...? I dunno about that, but I guess he's the type you can't
        ignore.

> Yosuke is smiling...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Hmm, you're looking hairier."]

Yosuke: Now that you mention it, the foam in my facial soap this morning
        had...!
Yosuke: H-Hey, you're making me scare myself!

> Yosuke is smiling...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: Well, that aside, what should we--
Yosuke: Oh, a text message.
Yosuke: More spam...
Yosuke: Looks like someone got my address. I get a lot of spam.

[Choices:]
- "You don't block them?"
- "Why not change addresses?"
- "Eh, what can you do."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You don't block them?"]

Yosuke: Even when I do, they change domains, so there's no point.
Yosuke: And I don't wanna change my address...

> Yosuke is sighing...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why not change addresses?"]

Yosuke: Hmmm, well...

> Yosuke seems to be troubled...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Eh, what can you do."]

Yosuke: Yeah, I know... I don't wanna change addresses, so...

> Yosuke is sighing...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: I haven't changed addresses since before we moved to Inaba.
Yosuke: I mean, I might get a text from someone. ...It's hard to call, y'know?
Yosuke: If I called people just to tell them my number changed, they'd get 
        annoyed.
Yosuke: And some of them never planned to text me anyway...
Yosuke: Oh but hey, don't look at me like I don't have any friends!
Yosuke: ......
Yosuke: Though to tell you the truth, I don't remember what we all used to
        talk about. Can't really call 'em friends...
Yosuke: Inaba suits me just fine. Plus... I got something I need to do there.
Yosuke: I'm counting on ya, partner!

> You can sense Yosuke's enthusiasm...
> You feel you understand Yosuke a bit more...

> The Yosuke Hanamura Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Magician Arcana has grown!
> Yosuke's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Yosuke can now perform a follow-up attack during battle!

Yosuke: Well, with that in mind, should we head back?
Yosuke: It'd suck if something happened back there while we were over here!
Yosuke: Alright, let's head home! Wait... Let's get everyone a souvenir, then
        go home!

> You returned to Inaba with Yosuke in a hurry...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Magician Level 4 Skit][MSL04]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Junes food court...
> You came with Yosuke for a quick bite to eat...

Yosuke: Hanging out with you here every so often isn't that bad.
Yosuke: Even if we're short on cash, we can get a little discount here.
Yosuke: Though there's a small price to pay in exchange for that...

Girl's voice: Oh, there you are, Hanamura!

Yosuke: ...For example.

[Two girls approach.]

Yosuke: Hello there, Senpai. What's wrong today?

Gaudy student: You better say something to that blockhead manager! I told him
               I can't come in on Saturdays or Sundays.
Guady student: But he's saying I have to be here since we're low on staff. And
               if I don't, he'll fire me!

Snooty student: Isn't there some kinda law against that!?

Yosuke: Er, but... Didn't you guys say you could work weekends during your
        interviews?

Guady student: Well, yeah. They wouldn't hire us if we didn't!

Yosuke: ......
Yosuke: Alright, I got it. I'll try talking with him...
Yosuke: But you don't want to get fired, right?
Yosuke: It'd make it easier for me to strike a deal if you could show up every
        now and then on weekends...

Guady student: ...We'll think about it.

Snooty student: You'd better do it, 'kay?

[The two girls leave.]

Woman's voice: Oh, Yosuke-kun. Just the man I was looking for.

Yosuke: Ohhh... Hi.

Loudmouthed woman: Hear me out! Remember that claim I had the other day? Well,
                   the head butcher said...

Yosuke: Alright, alright. Let's talk over there.
Yosuke: Sorry, Yu. Could you give me a minute?

> Yosuke went to listen to the employee...

Yosuke: Phew, I'm beat... I'm not the complaints department...

[Choices:]
- "That must be hard."
- "Don't strain yourself."
- "You're incredible."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That must be hard."]

Yosuke: Yeah... Now's not the time to be pulling crap like this.

> Yosuke shrugs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't strain yourself."]

Yosuke: Seriously. I've got important work to do!

> Yosuke shrugs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're incredible."]

Yosuke: Huh? Dude, it's nothing but trouble!

> Yosuke smiles sheepishly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: Geez... Everyone's just trying to take advantage of me as the Junes
        kid.
Yosuke: Maybe I wouldn't mind if I was free, but we have the murders to deal
        with. I don't have time for this.
Yosuke: Can the police really handle the killer? Can the law really convict
        whoever's behind this...?
Yosuke: Once I started worrying about that stuff, I knew I couldn't bother
        with anything else.
Yosuke: I have to do what I can...

[Choices:]
- "That's the spirit!"
- "Don't get too excited."
- "What can you do...?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's the spirit!"]

Yosuke: Hey, don't [get] carried away! You make me feel like I said something
        crazy...

> Yosuke is taken aback...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't get too excited."]

Yosuke: Wh-What...?
Yosuke: You just gonna let the murders happen?
Yosuke: ......
Yosuke: Sorry... Didn't mean to snap at you.

> Yosuke is smiling wryly.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What can you do...?"]

Yosuke: Hey... Th-There's plenty of stuff I can do! Don't be such a dick!

> Yosuke is panicking...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: Haha... I never thought I'd be talking about serious stuff like
        this...
Yosuke: Before I moved here, it was all small talk... Stupid, trivial things.
        I thought that was fine.
Yosuke: It's only with you guys that I talk seriously like this.
Yosuke: I dunno why, but I feel like I don't have to lie...
Yosuke: ...Especially with you. You've already seen the worst of me and all.
Yosuke: But well... thinking about it now, if someone had to see that, I'm
        glad it was you.
Yosuke: It's a bit late now, but... Thanks for going in with me that time.

> Yosuke is smiling sheepishly...
> You feel your relationship with Yosuke has grown deeper...

> The Yosuke Hanamura Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Magician Arcana has grown!
> Yosuke's growth of heart has affected his Persona as well...

Yosuke: Man, I'm getting kinda hungry.
Yosuke: Alright, I'll see if I can get a deal with the guy at the counter and
        try out the Meat Lovers Combo!

> You hung around the food court with Yosuke before going home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Magician Level 5 Skit][MSL05]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Your room...
> Yosuke pretty much barged in...

Yosuke: Hmmmm, it's pretty clean.
Yosuke: So...? You keep the goods under your futon?

[Choices:]
- "Of course."
- "Huh?"
- "What, don't you?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Of course."]

Yosuke: Hahaha! Why are you acting so dignified about it?
Yosuke: Alright, I'll check 'em out when you go take a piss or something.
Yosuke: I'll expose your embarrassing tastes!!

> Yosuke looks like he's having fun.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Huh?"]

Yosuke: C'mon... No need to play dumb.
Yosuke: Don't worry. I'll still be your friend even if you're into the freaky
        stuff.

> Yosuke looks like he's having fun.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What, don't you?"]

Yosuke: Haha! Like I'd hide mine in such an obvious spot!
Yosuke: One time, my mom found it and read the title out loud to the whole
        family...

> Yosuke is reflecting on his past...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: So, you ever invited a girl in here?

[Choices:]
- "I have."
- "I haven't."
- "I will soon."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I have."]

Yosuke: Seriously!? Who'd you...
Yosuke: ...I'll stop there. I think it's better I don't know.

> Yosuke is smiling wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I haven't."]

Yosuke: Haha, maybe you're more of a man's man than I thought.

> Yosuke seems happy...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I will soon."]

Yosuke: Seriously!? That mean you're working on someone!?

> Yosuke is keyed up...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako's voice: Are you up there? Have you seen the public notice anywhere?

Yosuke: Nanako-chan's here? Let's let her in.

[Nanako enters the room.]

Yosuke: Nanako-chan, are you free today?

Nanako: No, I'm going to Takeyoshi-kun's house with Miwa-chan and Yo-chan.

Yosuke: A-A guy's house!?

Nanako: Takeyoshi-kun sits next to me. I'm going to deliver the public notice
        to him.
Nanako: Miwa-chan said she's going with me because she likes Takeyoshi-kun.

Yosuke: Because she likes him...?
Yosuke: M-Man, kids sure are mature these days...
Yosuke: Well, my first love was in first grade, too! I've always been ahead of
        my time.
Yosuke: But, well... I don't really need that in my life right now.
Yosuke: It's just not the time...
Yosuke: I have something I need to do before that can happen...

Nanako: Homework?

Yosuke: No... Well, maybe it is.
Yosuke: You're smart, Nanako-chan!

> Nanako left for her friend's house...

Yosuke: Nanako-chan called it "homework"...
Yosuke: Catching the killer, ending the murders, bringing peace to the town...
        Only we can do it, huh?
Yosuke: Let's hang in there. I'm counting on you.

> Yosuke's determination shows through...
> You sense Yosuke's trust...

> The Yosuke Hanamura Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Magician Arcana has grown!
> Yosuke's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Yosuke can now cure severe ailments during battle!

Yosuke: Oh, so did the notice reach you yet? The one about joining the young
        men's association.
Yosuke: They were talking about having some kind of event to boost the
        economy. 
Yosuke: Junes is involved with it, so they're trying to rope me in.
Yosuke: I don't have time for that... I told 'em I was busy, but they keep
        dogging me.
Yosuke: I don't care about the young men's association or about boosting the
        economy...

> Yosuke sighs...

Yosuke: Alright, time to take a peek under the futon!

> You talked with Yosuke about different things...
> ......
> It has gotten dark, so you said goodbye to Yosuke...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Magician Level 6 Skit][MSL06]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Junes grocery department...
> You agreed to help with restocking after Yosuke begged you...

Yosuke: Welcome, one and all! Choice salmon, 59 yen a slice, just as
        advertised!
Yosuke: And while you're at it, how about some cheese? Direct from Italy and
        just 298 yen for today only...
Yosuke: Restock this shelf, too!

> You earned 5500 yen working at Junes.

> Junes food court...
> You came with Yosuke after work...

Yosuke: Phew, I'm dead tired...
Yosuke: They decided on the sale at the last minute, and Dad was bugging me to
        find helpers.
Yosuke: I told him I didn't have time for that, but he wasn't listening.
Yosuke: But hey, I'm glad you were there! Thanks.

[Choices:]
- "No problem."
- "Tell me next time!"
- "It was fun."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No problem."]

Yosuke: You really are a good guy.

> Yosuke is happy...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Tell me next time!"]

Yosuke: Haha, sorry 'bout that!
Yosuke: I thought if I told you, you wouldn't come... Sorry, dude.

> Yosuke is scratching his head...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It was fun."]

Yosuke: Really? Felt like nothing but a big pain to me. You're amazing.

> Yosuke is surprised...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Gaudy student: Oh, Hanamura.
Gaudy student: What's with the crowd today? It's way busy. If I'd known, I
               woulda skipped out.

Yosuke: Please don't. You got a bonus for today, right?

Snooty student: Yeah, a whole 500 yen.
Snooty student: I'm trying to save up! Gimme a raise.

Yosuke: Well... I don't think I can help you there...

Snooty student: What's the point, then?

> The two began talking nearby...
> They're talking very loudly...

Gaudy student: At this rate, my graduation trip'll be somewhere in Japan.
               Maybe I should ask my parents to pay for it.

Snooty student: Why don't you find a guy to pay?

Gaudy student: Haha, like Saki did?

Yosuke: ......

> Yosuke is biting his lip...

Snooty student: Was it during our second year? When Saki eloped, I mean.

Gaudy student: Yep. Apparently she got with a college guy who came home, and
               went off with him.
Gaudy student: But she came right back, saying she'd save money and leave on
               her own.

Snooty student: Huh? You mean she was dumped?

Gaudy student: Who knows... She started working here to save money, didn't
               she?
Gaudy student: You know us high school girls can make easy money if we really
               want to.

> The pair's gossiping continues...

Yosuke: It doesn't matter.
Yosuke: It's just hot air. I'm not letting it get to me.
Yosuke: ...It's sad to be talked about like that, though.
Yosuke: We're the only ones who can avenge Saki-senpai.
Yosuke: ......
Yosuke: We're special. We're the only ones.
Yosuke: So... there's no need to bother with outsiders.

[Choices:]
- "You're right."
- "Man, you're mature."
- "No need to hold back..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're right."]

Yosuke: Heheh...

> Yosuke is smiling sheepishly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Man, you're mature."]

Yosuke: Haha... I saw the kid in me inside the TV. I felt I needed to
        change...

> Yosuke is smiling sheepishly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No need to hold back..."]

Yosuke: Huh? D-Dude, don't hit 'em or anything. Are you actually the type to
        move without thinking...?

> Yosuke is surprised...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: I think it's good you came along.
Yosuke: Because of you, I was able to make it this far.

> Yosuke is nodding firmly...
> You feel your relationship with Yosuke has grown deeper...

> The Yosuke Hanamura Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Magician Arcana has grown!
> Yosuke's growth of heart has affected his Personas as well...

Yosuke: *sigh* What a pain.
Yosuke: ......
Yosuke: Oh, uh, not you...
Yosuke: ...I wonder what it is.
Yosuke: I dunno...

> You spent time talking with Yosuke...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Magician Level 7 Skit][MSL07]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Junes food court...
> You came here with Yosuke for a quick bite to eat...

Yosuke: So whatcha gonna eat today?

Gaudy student: Hey, Hanamura!!

Yosuke: ...What is it today?

Gaudy student: How come Kazumi can take the day off and we can't?

Yosuke: ...Huh?

Snooty student: We told you before! We can't work Saturdays!
Snooty student: So when we refused, they said they were going to fire us!
                I don't get this!

Yosuke: Hey, I talked to the manager...
Yosuke: Senpai... Have you two been taking absences without leave lately?

Gaudy student: I-I just forgot to come...
Gaudy student: Besides, that's not the point! What're you going to do about
               this!? I have a date that day!

Snooty student: How come you're favoring Kazumi, huh!?
Snooty student: You were like that with Saki, too!

Yosuke: ...Huh?

Gaudy student: Don't try to hide it! We all know!
Gaudy student: You liked Saki and treated her special!

Yosuke: ......
Yosuke: I don't think Saki-senpai has anything to do with this subject.

Gaudy student: Yeah, it does!!
Gaudy student: You told the other workers to take it easy on Saki too, didn't
               you?
Gaudy student: You think you can do anything just because you're the
               manager's son!?

Snooty student: So it's Kazumi now that Saki's dead!? Don't even bother, she
                has a boyfriend.
Snooty student: Didn't you get it!? Saki didn't like you!
Snooty student: We heard so from her! She may have acted that way, but...

> They started to badmouth Saki-senpai...

[Choices:]
- "Shut up!"
- "Calm down, man..."
- "I feel bad for Saki-senpai."

<>>-----[Choice 1]----------------<<>

["Shut up!"]

Yosuke: Yu...

Snooty student: Wha--Who are you!? You shut up!

Yosuke: You're the ones who should shut up!!

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<>>-----[Choice 2]----------------<<>

["Calm down, man..."]

Yosuke: Yu...

Snooty student: Y-You don't know anything about Saki! Stay out of this!

Yosuke: You stay out of this!

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<>>-----[Choice 3]----------------<<>

["I feel bad for Saki-senpai."]

Yosuke: Yu...

Snooty student: Who are you? Are you stupid!?

Yosuke: Don't talk like that to Yu!
Yosuke: Just shut up, will you!? You're really getting on my nerves!

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: What do you know about Saki-senpai!?
Yosuke: She didn't do things half-assed like you!
Yosuke: She looked lazy, but she worked hard! She talked bad, but she was good
        inside!
Yosuke: So she hated me? I knew that!
Yosuke: She's not here anymore! I'm left behind!
Yosuke: ...Just leave me alone.

Gaudy student: Wh-What the heck...?

Snooty student: ...Let's go.

Yosuke: ......
Yosuke: I just blurted out a buncha crap, huh?

[Choices:]
- "You were just upset."
- "Feel better now?"
- "I know how it is."

<>>-----[Choice 1]----------------<<>

["You were just upset."]

Yosuke: N-No, I was just...
Yosuke: ......

> Yosuke is smiling pathetically...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]----------------<<>

["Feel better now?"]

Yosuke: No... I'm more confused than ever.

> Yosuke has a self-mocking smirk on his face...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]----------------<<>

["I know how it is."]

Yosuke: How can you understand, when I don't...?
Yosuke: ......

> Yosuke quieted down...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: Damn... Another pathetic display from Yosuke, huh?
Yosuke: ......
Yosuke: Thanks, though.
Yosuke: Hearing you say that stuff to them... It made me happy.

> Yosuke is smiling sheepishly...
> You feel your relationship with Yosuke has grown deeper...

> The Yosuke Hanamura Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Magician Arcana has grown!
> Yosuke's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Yosuke can now endure a mortal blow during battle!

Yosuke: *sigh* I don't want to... I really don't want to, but I'll go talk
        with Dad...
Yosuke: At this rate, those two are gonna quit... I should tell him and
        apologize...
Yosuke: I don't know... What do I want to do?
Yosuke: I don't get it... even though it's my own future.
Yosuke: ...Sorry, but I'll see you later, Yu.

> You saw Yosuke off and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Magician Level 8 Skit][MSL08]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...
> You wandered here with a pensive Yosuke...
> Yosuke is holding something...

Yosuke: ...I found this. It's a Print Club sticker I took with Saki-senpai...
Yosuke: When I first got here, she insisted on taking it...
Yosuke: Back then... somewhere inside me, I thought I was above this place...
Yosuke: A lot of people saw me as the enemy because Junes was going to ruin
        the shopping district...
Yosuke: But... when I met her, she told me, "Parents are parents. You're
        you..."
Yosuke: Even if she didn't really mean it... it made me happy.
Yosuke: Because of her... I started to think maybe this town wasn't all that
        bad.
Yosuke: But then...

[Choices:]
- "She dumped you?"
- "She died?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She dumped you?"]

Yosuke: No... that didn't matter. As long as she was still alive...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She died?"]

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: Why...?
Yosuke: Why did she... have to... die...?
Yosuke: It pisses me off... It makes me mad!
Yosuke: I wanted to talk with her more! I wanted to get to know her better!
Yosuke: But...
Yosuke: She's... not here anymore.

> Yosuke is sobbing out loud...

Yosuke: Yu... I get it now...
Yosuke: I wanted to forget about Saki-senpai. How she's not here anymore...
Yosuke: I wanted to forget that... I was living a boring life in the middle
        of nowhere.
Yosuke: When the murders started, I got excited...
Yosuke: I thought there was finally a point to me being in Inaba...
Yosuke: I thought I could forget Senpai was gone... and the fact that I was
        such a loser...
Yosuke: I jumped at the murders and never once thought about what I was
        doing...
Yosuke: I... didn't even take the first step...
Yosuke: I'm sorry... Saki-senpai. I'm sorry... Yu.

[Choices:]
- "Just take it slow."
- "I understand..."
- "Don't apologize."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Just take it slow."]

Yosuke: ...Yeah.

> Yosuke nodded with red eyes...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I understand..."]

Yosuke: ...I didn't care if she didn't like me. I just wanted her to smile...

> Yosuke is still crying a little...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't apologize."]

Yosuke: But... I got you involved with the case, and all I did was run away
        from myself...

> Yosuke is looking at you, his eyes red...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: But I think I'm awake now...
Yosuke: I need to get over the fact that Saki-senpai isn't coming back...
Yosuke: That when this case ends... I'll have nowhere to run...
Yosuke: And I won't have changed...
Yosuke: ......
Yosuke: ...You made me realize that.

> It seems you were able to act as Yosuke's crutch...
> You feel a bond between you and Yosuke...

> The Yosuke Hanamura Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Magician Arcana has grown!
> Yosuke's growth of heart has affected his Persona as well...

> You spent a while with Yosuke and walked him home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Magician Level 9 Skit][MSL09]-------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> The hill overlooking town...
> Yosuke brought you here...

Yosuke: ...I hate this place when I first came to Inaba. You can tell how
        small the town is from up here.
Yosuke: But looking at it now... It's a nice town.
Yosuke: ......

> Yosuke is smiling sadly...

[Choices:]
- "Cheer up."
- "Still sad about Saki-senpai?"
- "Be a man. Stand up straight."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Cheer up."]

Yosuke: If it were only that easy.

> Yosuke has a self-mocking smirk on his face...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Still sad about Saki-senpai?"]

Yosuke: Mmm... Not as much as last time. But I still feel lonely...

> Yosuke is looking far off...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Be a man. Stand up straight."]

Yosuke: Haha... You're right.
Yosuke: I wonder what'd be going through my mind if I was man's man like you.

> Yosuke is smiling weakly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: I want to tell Saki-senpai something.
Yosuke: That what's important... isn't where you are.
Yosuke: This town I hated so much? Now, I love it.
Yosuke: There's still nothing here, but I have family and friends... and you.
Yosuke: The important things are never far off... They're all around you.

> Yosuke seems a bit embarrassed...

Yosuke: I always wanted to be "special."
Yosuke: I thought my life'd finally have meaning if I was "special" to 
        someone.
Yosuke: That's why I was really excited when I got my Persona.
Yosuke: But I really didn't need it... It's not what you have or what you can
        do...
Yosuke: Just being born, living your life... Before you know it, you're
        already special to someone.

[Choices:]
- "You're right."
- "That's not true."
- "I don't get it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're right."]

Yosuke: Yeah... Like you... You're special to me, you know?

> Yosuke is rubbing his nose...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's not true."]

Yosuke: You just don't realize it yet.
Yosuke: You're already special... to Chie, Yukiko... and me.

> Yosuke is rubbing his nose...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't get it."]

Yosuke: Well... Like you... You're special to me, you know?

> Yosuke is rubbing his nose...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You can feel Yosuke's warm trust...
> You feel your relationship with Yosuke has grown deeper...

> The Yosuke Hanamura Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Magician Arcana has grown!
> Yosuke's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Yosuke can now take a mortal blow for you in battle!

Yosuke: Alright, let's see if we can find everyone's house from here!
Yosuke: There's Junes, and that's the main street, so... My house is there,
        the one with that funky roof.
Yosuke: Meaning yours is...

> You spent a long while with Yosuke...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Magician Level 10 Skit][MSL10]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...
> Yosuke brought you here, a solemn look on his face...

Yosuke: There's something I wanted to tell you.
Yosuke: Somewhere deep down... I didn't trust you.
Yosuke: No, it's more like... I was jealous of you.
Yosuke: I thought you were like me.
Yosuke: Coming from the city to the countryside, I thought you'd be bored out
        of your mind here.
Yosuke: But as soon as you got here, you called your Persona... Became our
        leader, gathered people... You're a hero.
Yosuke: I like you for that, and I'm proud of you... But I guess I was jealous
        at the same time.

[Choices:]
- "I didn't know."
- "It can't be helped."
- "'I guess?'"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I didn't know."]

Yosuke: I didn't know it either...
Yosuke: When I called you "special," I thought some more about it.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It can't be helped."]

Yosuke: You get jealous of people, too...?
Yosuke: Haha, I can't picture it...
Yosuke: ...When I called you "special," I thought some more about it.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["'I guess'?"]

Yosuke: I didn't realize it...
Yosuke: ...When I called you "special," I thought some more about it.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: I think of everyone, I wanted to be acknowledged by you the most...
Yosuke: So...
Yosuke: I want you to hit me!
Yosuke: Give me a good one. Knock out all this crap inside of me.
Yosuke: I want to be equal with you. I want us to stand shoulder-to-shoulder.
Yosuke: So c'mon...

> Will hitting Yosuke make you and him equal...?

[Choices:]
- "All right, but you hit me first."
- "Then let's get equal!"

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Yosuke: Huh...? B-But I don't have a reason to hit you...
Yosuke: ......
Yosuke: I got it now. If we're "equal," then... I guess you're right.
Yosuke: Okay, here I come! Take your best shot!

> You brawled it out with Yosuke...

Yosuke: Ugh...
Yosuke: Your punches are brutal... I was seeing stars there for a second...
Yosuke: But thanks, man... I don't know how to say it, but...
Yosuke: ...That sure beat words.

> Yosuke's face is peaceful...

Yosuke: You can have this.

> You obtained Buddy's Bandage.

Yosuke: If you start bleeding, put that on. Y'know... We should fight more
        often.
Yosuke: Phew... The sky's so high up.
Yosuke: Is Saki-senpai watching us...? Is she smiling at us?
Yosuke: Senpai... I'm going to live. Without lying to myself, without
        deceiving myself...
Yosuke: Days like today, days like before when I did nothing... They're all
        important days...
Yosuke: They're all days you didn't live to see...
Yosuke: I'm going to live them here.

> Yosuke is smiling gently...

> Yosuke's strong will that allowed him to accept and overcome his weakness
  has awakened his heart's true power...
> Yosuke's Persona has been reborn...!
> Jiraiya has transfigured into Susano-o!

Yosuke: This... is my power...?
Yosuke: The power to protect what's dear to me, huh... Heheh, just what I
        wanted.
Yosuke: Let's keep at it, so we can live every day with a smile... Leader.

> You can feel Yosuke's warm trust...
> You feel a tight bond between you and Yosuke...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Mada, the ultimate form
  of the Magician Arcana...

> The Yosuke Hanamura Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Yosuke Hanamura Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Magician Arcana has reached its
  maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Magician Social Link, you can now fuse Mada, the
  Intoxicator!
> Yosuke's growth of heart has affected his Persona as well...

Yosuke: Well... We're all counting on ya, partner!

> You spent a long while with Yosuke...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Magician EX Skit][MSLEX]------------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa riverbank...

Yosuke: It's been a while since I last talked to you one-on-one like this.
Yosuke: It's been pretty busy in the department I work in. I'm still doing
        that consultation thing, too.

> Indeed, Yosuke looks like he's lost some weight...

Yosuke: I caused you some trouble, too, with that mess at Junes.

[Choices:]
- "It wasn't a problem."
- "Yeah, that was annoying."
- "What're you talking about?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It wasn't a problem."]

Yosuke: Really? Heheh... That's good to know.

> Yosuke has a calm smile on his face.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yeah, that was annoying."]

Yosuke: Haha, right?
Yosuke: I had you jump in as a part-timer without any notice, too. I've really
        been depending on you a lot.

> Yosuke is smiling with embarrassment...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What're you talking about?"]

Yosuke: Haha, do you mean that? Or are you just being nice?
Yosuke: ...Well, whichever it is, you're really something.

> Yosuke is smiling happily...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: Back then, I was constantly irritated, wondering why that stuff was
        happening to me.
Yosuke: I was overworked just because I was the store manager's son, and on
        top of that, tons of people took me for granted...
Yosuke: I thought no one was thinking about me.
Yosuke: But that's not how I feel now...
Yosuke: I took a roundabout way realizing this, but one constant in my life is
        that people rely on me.
Yosuke: I thought before that I was shameless for being like that, but... I
        just don't mind it.
Yosuke: When I'm doing things for other people, it helps me try harder...
Yosuke: ...When Nanako-chan was kidnapped, didn't you think I was surprisingly
        on top of things?

[Choices:]
- "Yeah, you were."
- "You were the one I could rely on."
- "Were you?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yeah, you were."]

Yosuke: Haha, now that you say it like that, I feel pretty lame.

> Yosuke seems embarrassed...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You were the one I could rely on."]

Yosuke: Huh? Well, um... wait, you had other guys there with you too!

> Yosuke seems embarrassed...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Were you?"]

Yosuke: C'mon, at least say I helped a little!
Yosuke: ...Oh wait, you're right.
Yosuke: I wasn't thinking much when I said stuff like we should drop Namatame
        in, huh...? I guess I wasn't so reliable...

> Yosuke is smiling sadly...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yosuke: In any case... I tried pretty hard at the time.
Yosuke: Of course, I was serious about wanting to save Nanako-chan and solve
        the case...
Yosuke: But mainly, it was because I thought you were going through some tough
        times.

> Yosuke is smiling gently...

Yosuke: When we were debating dropping Namatame into the TV... I was just
        seeing red.
Yosuke: I was so overwhelmed with hate and wanting to blame everything on him
        that I stopped thinking for myself.
Yosuke: I think the same could be said about what happened at Junes.
Yosuke: People just think about their own interests, but if I ignore them and
        say it's none of my business, I won't get anywhere.
Yosuke: I'll forget what's important... and I won't be able to be proud of
        myself. I won't be able to say I did my best.
Yosuke: I want to keep pushing myself like that.
Yosuke: ...I want the people I care about to be happy.

> Yosuke is smiling cheerfully...
> Yosuke's heart, having developed over this difficult year, attains greater
  power...
> Yosuke's Persona has been reborn again...!
> Susano-o has transfigured into Takehaya Susano-o!

Yosuke: New power...? Haha... is this for real?
Yosuke: ...There's a lot I'm grateful for from this past year, but the biggest
        thing...
Yosuke: I think it was that I met you.
Yosuke: If you ever lose your way, I'll go knock some sense into you.
Yosuke: It won't matter if you're at the ends of the earth or in somewhere
        dark and bleak.
Yosuke: That's what partners are for, right?

[Choices:]
- "I'll be counting on you, partner."
- "You sound serious about this."
- "I'll knock you out instead."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll be counting on you, partner."]

Yosuke: ...Hehe.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You sound serious about this."]

Yosuke: Yeah, I didn't know I felt so strongly about this either.
Yosuke: Before, after all, I never needed real friends. But now... Well, I'll
        leave it at that.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll knock you out instead."]

Yosuke: That makes no sense! We're talking about if you start screwing up!
Yosuke: And your punches hurt! I'll never lose my way if it'll keep me from
        feeling those again...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You sense Yosuke's passion and strong, unwavering bond...
> You spent time talking about all sorts of things with Yosuke until it became
  dark out...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Moon Social Link][MNSL]===========================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Ai Ebihara Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Moon Level 1 Skit][MNSL01]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Okina City, in front of Okina Station...
> Ai has dragged you here...

Ai: Mmmm! Feels so good.
Ai: Just knowing everyone else is still stuck at school studying makes it feel
    great to be out here.

[Choices:]
- "It's okay once in a while."
- "You shouldn't ditch class."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's okay once in a while."]

Ai: You think so? I'm surprised you're so open-minded.
Ai: I had you pegged for a mama's boy.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You shouldn't ditch class."]

Ai: Yeah? Then what's your excuse, smart guy?

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: It's not like I do this all the time.
Ai: Besides, since they started keeping track of my attendance and behavior
    record, I've been a good girl.
Ai: Well, enough small talk. Let's go.
Ai: We'll start with clothes, then we'll hit jewelry and shoes, and maybe some
    cell phone stuff if there's enough time.

> Ai only seems to be concerned about her own shopping...

[Choices:]
- "This is boring..."
- "Alright, I'll come."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["This is boring..."]

Ai: Aren't you happy just to have me around...? You're weird.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Alright, I'll come."]

Ai: Of course you will. Why else would you be here?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: Anyway, time's a'wasting.

[Some time later...]

Ai: It's nice to have a personal servant! I can buy so much more this way.

> Ai paid for everything with a gold card...

[Choices:]
- "Got money to burn?"
- "...Whose card is that?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Got money to burn?"]

Ai: Well, I guess you could call my family "new money."
Ai: We may not have status or history, but we do have money. My daddy made a 
    fortune in land speculation.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["...Whose card is that?"]

Ai: ...Are you insinuating that I stole this? I might have to beat you up...
Ai: Look, this is my card.
Ai: My family may not have status or history, but we do have money. My daddy
    made a fortune in land speculation.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: We'd better get going, though, or we won't make it back before class ends.
Ai: Soon as school gets out, I'm number one on the guidance counselor's list.
Ai: He has to check on my attendance and behavior, and sometimes, he tops it
    off with a lecture. It's a major pain.
Ai: But I'm out here having fun, and all the teachers are totally clueless.
    How stupid can they be?
Ai: You know what, though? I had more fun today than usual.
Ai: You're different from the others. I like you.
Ai: I think I'll keep you around. But next time, let's go after school.

> You have become acquaintances with the sports team manager, Ai Ebihara.
> You feel a faint bond forming between you and Ai...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Moon Arcana...

> You have established the Ai Ebihara Social Link of the Moon Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Moon Arcana!

Ai: Are you coming!? Or maybe you'd like to be a blip on the guidance
    conselor's radar yourself?

> You returned to school with Ai and snuck into your class...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Moon Level 2 Skit][MNSL02]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Okina Station, Croco Fur...

Ai: Today I feel like getting something that's easy to slip into.
Ai: Hmmm, doesn't look like they've gotten anything new in. I already have all
    of this...

[Choices:]
- "Why do you buy so much?"
- "We'll have to come back."
- "Stop complaining."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why do you buy so much?"]

Ai: Because I hate wearing a uniform, that's why.

> Ai frowns...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["We'll have to come back."]

Ai: I'll get something next time, but I want something today, too. I came here
    to buy, not to look.

> Ai looks enthusiastic...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Stop complaining."]

Ai: Come on, it's one of the only pleasures I have.

> Ai looks annoyed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: Hey, I'm thirsty.
Ai: Buy me an ice latte.

[Choices:]
- "Sure."
- "Buy it yourself."
- "Let's split one."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Sure."]

Ai: Oh yeah, add a shot of caramel, okay?

> Ai ordered like it was second nature.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Buy it yourself."]

Ai: Huh...? Did you seriously just say that?
Ai: You're probably the first guy who's ever taken that tone with me.

> Ai is surprised...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's split one."]

Ai: Huh? But I wanted my own...
Ai: Oh well. I guess you'll have to buy a grande then.

> Ai smiles mischievously...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Saleswoman: Oh, Ai-chan! You're back again?

Ai: ...Well, yeah?

Saleswoman: Are you looking for anything in particular today?
Saleswoman: Oh, we got a purse in that's just your style! The guys'll be
            alllll over you!

Ai: ...That's all right. I'm not shopping for purses today.

Saleswoman: Ooh, is that your boyfriend? He's quite a handsome one! Are you
            gonna introduce him to me?
Saleswoman: I've had the worst luck with men, lately! We were at the bar the
            other night--

Ai: Sorry, we've really gotta get going. I'll be back.

> You returned to the station...

Ai: *sigh* I hate salespeople.
Ai: I'm the one keeping them in business, why do they have to pounce on me
    every time I go in there?
Ai: They should get rid of all salespeople and put in vending machines. Press
    a button, and out come your clothes.

[Choices:]
- "Sounds like a good idea."
- "That'd be kind of boring."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Sounds like a good idea."]

Ai: Isn't it? I don't need all that pointless banter.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That'd be kind of boring."]

Ai: You think so? But what's the point of all that petty small talk?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: I can see right through it... There's no such thing as a relationship
    without ulterior motives.

> Ai looks somewhat sad...

Ai: I don't know why, but I got a little annoyed when she was talking about
    you back there.
Ai: She said you were handsome. Good for you, I guess.

> Ai looks like she's pouting...
> You feel like you understand Ai a little bit more now...

> The Ai Ebihara Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Moon Arcana has grown!

Ai: Let's go home. It'll be dark by the time we get back.
Ai: Not like I have any reason to hurry...

> You returned to Inaba with Ai and went home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Moon Level 3 Skit][MNSL03]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Okina City, in front of Okina Station...
> You came here because Ai insisted...

Ai: Hmmm... I don't really feel like buying stuff today.
Ai: What should we do instead?

[Choices:]
- "Come shopping with me."
- "Let's just chill."
- "Why are we here again...?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Come shopping with me."]

Ai: What? You mean YOU want to go shopping?
Ai: Wellll, I guess that could be interesting once or twice...

> Ai seems willing enough...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's just chill."]

Ai: What? You mean you don't have any kind of plan? Sounds boring...
Ai: Oh, well. Maybe you'll be able to make it interesting.

> Ai seems willing enough...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why are we here again...?"]

Ai: You got a problem?
Ai: What's there to complain about? You get to be with me!

> You hear the conviction in Ai's voice...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: You know, it's pretty funny...
Ai: If I didn't sign up to manage your team, you wouldn't be here with me now.
Ai: Looking at it from your perspective, I'd say you got pretty lucky.

[Choices:]
- "I appreciate it."
- "Not exactly..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I appreciate it."]

Ai: Haha, I guess you should be thanking me.

> Ai looks almost happy...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Not exactly..."]

Ai: Haha, are you still all butthurt that I made you skip class? You should be
    thanking me! You're a real rebel now...

> Ai smiles mischievously...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: It was your advisor who put me on your team.
Ai: He said something like, "Ai, being on a team should teach you something
    about putting someone besides yourself first!"
Ai: I don't understand people who play sports in the slightest...
Ai: But I guess it wouldn't kill me to go cheer you on every once in a while.

> Ai smiles with self importance for some reason...
> It seems she's begun to like you a little...

> The Ai Ebihara Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Moon Arcana has grown!

Yasogami Student: H-Hey, u-um, Ai-san!
Yasogami Student: U-Um, us meeting here like this... I-It must be f-fate,
                  right!? So, um...
Yasogami Student: Y-You w-wanna go o-o-out with me sometime!?

Ai: Ha, are you kidding me?
Ai: Have you looked in a mirror recently?

> Ai rejected him without a second thought...

[Choices:]
- "Can't you be nice?"
- "You coulda talked to him..."
- "That was downright cruel..."
- "Are looks everything?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Can't you be nice?"]

Ai: Why? There's no way I'd go out with him, so why get his hopes up? Wouldn't
    that be even meaner?

> Ai shrugs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You coulda talked to him..."]

Ai: Why? Even if he's a nice guy, I'm not attracted to him at all. Then I'd be
    getting his hopes up for nothing, right?

> Ai shrugs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That was downright cruel..."]

Ai: What makes you think you have any right to be mad at me?
Ai: Y'know... At the very least, I've never judged you for who you are.
Ai: I'm going home.

> The Social Link has become reversed!
> Until you reconcile, your relationship cannot move forward...
> You rode the bus home with Ai without exchanging a word...

<>>-----[Choice 4]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Are looks everything?"]

Ai: Well, a guy has to look at least on par with me before I'd consider him.
Ai: That, and he has to click with me. I guess... Besides, I'm not interested
    in dating anyone right now.

> Ai speaks with indifference.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: *sighs* I'm bushed. Let's go home.

> You returned to Inaba with Ai and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Moon Level 4 Skit][MNSL04]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High shoe lockers...
> Ai told you she would be right back...

Daisuke: What's up, Yu?
Daisuke: Our class had a guest speaker in the auditorium today, so...

Other student: Oh yeah, you guys are both on the soccer team, huh?

Conceited student: Hey... Isn't Ai Ebihara your manager!?

Other student: Seriously!? Damn, now I'm jealous!

Daisuke: Ai Ebihara...? Oh, her. She's never around.

Conceited student: Heh, probably because she's always on the prowl for guys.

Smirking student: Yeah, I heard she's pretty loose. And doesn't she look like
                  she's got a sugar daddy or two?

Other student: Yeah, she's stacking the paper.

Conceited student: I wonder how much she gets paid...?

Other student: Damn, dude, don't hold back or anything!

Smirking student: You think it's a cheaper market out here in the boonies?

Other student: I don't know man, this is premium grade high school tail we're
               talking about... And with a body like that?

Conceited student: Seriously, just look at her hips...

> The conversation is getting more and more vulgar...

[Choices:]
- Stop them
- Ignore them

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Stop them]

> The conversation stopped abruptly.
> It seems Daisuke was also offended...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Ignore them]

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Daisuke: Knock it off, guys. Maybe someone should spread some rumors about
         you, and we'll see how you like it.

Other student: Alright, alright... Aw shit, I'm gonna be late for the meeting!

Daisuke: Sorry about that... Sounds like they've got the hots for our manager.
Daisuke: They were talking like that at practice too... But don't worry, I'll
         yell at them later, man.

> You sense Daisuke's consideration...

Daisuke: I'll see you later.

Ai: ......

[Choices:]
- "...Did you hear them?"
- "Let's go."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["...Did you hear them?"]

Ai: They were practically yelling.
Ai: Not that... stuff like that really bothers me.
Ai: I expect it.

> Ai's sad expression betrays her...
> You feel as though you've seen a new side of Ai...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's go."]

Ai: Are you just gonna pretend all that didn't happen...?
Ai: It's not like... that kinda stuff really bothers me.
Ai: I expect it.
Ai: They don't even know me. Why should I care what they think...?
Ai: I'm fine...
Ai: But... thanks.

> Ai blushes happily...
> You feel like you understand Ai even better now...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> The Ai Ebihara Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Moon Arcana has grown!

Ai: I'm gonna head home...
Ai: ......
Ai: And you're gonna walk with me.

> You walked Ai to her house and went home...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Moon Level 5 Skit][MNSL05]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High rooftop...
> Ai yanked your arm all the way up here...

Ai: H-Hey. Umm...
Ai: Th-Thank you for that, last time...

[Choices:]
- "What are you talking about?"
- "You're welcome."
- "I didn't do much."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What are you talking about?"]

Ai: You know... at the shoe lockers. Those stupid guys were... talking about
    me.

> Ai looks embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're welcome."]

Ai: I was... you know, happy.

> Ai looks embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I didn't do much."]

Ai: No, you did...

> Ai looks embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: I-I'm...
Ai: I'm in a weird mood...
Ai: Every time I think about what happened, I can feel my heart beat faster,
    and I hardly sleep at night...
Ai: Wh-What should I do...?
Ai: I...
Ai: I think...
Ai: What should I do? I think I'm... in love.
Ai: It's funny, isn't it? Like... why now?
Ai: I just keep thinking back on that day...
Ai: And about Daisuke-kun...
Ai: D-Do you know if he has a girlfriend?
Ai: Do you think maybe I'm his type? O-Or do you think he hates... people
    like me?

[Choices:]
- "He probably does."
- "Have a little confidence."
- "I wouldn't know."
- "......"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["He probably does."]

Ai: Y-You think so...?

> Ai looks depressed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Have a little confidence."]

Ai: Y-You're right!

> Ai nods seriously...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I wouldn't know."]

Ai: I-I see. So you don't talk to him... about that kind of stuff?

> Ai looks distressed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 4]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["......"]

Ai: H-Hey, say something, would you? I'm freaking out here...

> Ai's hands are trembling...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: I-I'm not used to things like this...
Ai: You're the only one I can turn to...

> Ai is looking at you with pleading eyes...
> You feel your relationship with Ai deepen as she reveals a side of herself
  you've never seen before...

> The Ai Ebihara Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Moon Arcana has grown!

Ai: C'mon, please... You'll help me, right?
Ai: All I need you to do is... ask him what's his type. That's it.

[Choices:]
- "No problem."
- "Not gonna happen!"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No problem."]

Ai: Thank goodness...
Ai: Um, y-you don't have to do it today or anything, but... p-please...

> You parted with Ai in silence and went home.

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Not gonna happen!"]

Ai: ......
Ai: ...You know how hard it was for me to tell you all that!?
Ai: I thought you of all people would help me...
Ai: Fine, then! You jerk!

> The Social Link has become reversed!
> Until you reconcile, your relationship cannot move forward...
> Ai ran down the stairs...
> ...You decided to go home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Moon Level 6 Skit][MNSL06]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High rooftop...
> Ai yanked your arm all the way up here...

Ai: S-So, did you ask him... what kind of girl he likes?

> You told Ai about Daisuke's type... "Nice girls."

Ai: ..."Nice"?
Ai: He didn't say anything about being cute? Not even like, "a beautiful
    woman" or anything like that?

> Ai looks almost panicked...

Ai: B-But, every guy wants to be with a pretty girl, right? It's the 
    good-looking girls who find love, isn't it!?
Ai: Forget this, I'm tired of beating around the bush. Just go ask him if he's
    got a crush on anyone.
Ai: What are you waiting for!? Go!

> ...You don't appear to have a choice.
> You decided to check downstairs...

Daisuke: Yo, Yu. What's up?

> You asked Daisuke if he has a crush on anyone in particular...

Daisuke: Huh!? What's gotten into you?
Daisuke: Nah... there isn't anyone.

> ......
> You asked if he had any interest in Ai.

Daisuke: Ai...? Like our manager, Ai?
Daisuke: Not interested.
Daisuke: We done playing 20 questions? Haha. See you later.

> You feel the presence of someone watching you...
> ...It seems Ai was eavesdropping!

[Rooftop. Ai is standing at the ledge.]

Ai: Don't come any closer!
Ai: He doesn't like me! He's not interested in the slightest!
Ai: I...! I...

> Ai has lost her composure...
> You need to calm her down before it gets any worse...

Ai: Guys like pretty girls, don't they!?
Ai: I'm pretty now! And I had to work hard to become this way!
Ai: But if I can't be loved, then... Then what's the point!?

[Choices:]
- "Try to calm down."
- "Come over here..."
- "I'll hear you out."

[Any choice results in the same dialogue.]

Ai: *sniff* *sob*

[Ai steps down from the ledge.]

Ai: I...
Ai: I used to be fat and clumsy... My family was poor, and everyone at school
    bullied me all the time.
Ai: They used to surround me and say I was gross, or they called me names like
    "Piggy-hara"...
Ai: The boy I had a crush on even told me not to look at him, because I'd 
    "give him my germs."
Ai: Those awful memories still haunt me in my nightmares...
Ai: About the time I entered middle school, my family came into their money.
Ai: Everyone got so jealous of us that we ran away... and moved here.
Ai: I knew this was my chance to start over... It was time to show them all...
Ai: I dieted, got into shape, and read every fashion or women's magazine I
    could get my hands on.
Ai: I studied them like they were textbooks and learned all the 
    secrets--everything from attracting guys to smiling better.
Ai: But...
Ai: Ahaha...
Ai: Looks like... it was all for nothing.
Ai: I couldn't be loved unless I became pretty, and now that I am, I still
    can't have it.
Ai: I guess I'm doomed. I'll never be loved, will I?
Ai: It's not like I have any other redeeming qualities...

[Choices:]
- "You're still young."
- "He just doesn't know you."
- "I'll yell at him later."

[Any choice results in the same dialogue.]

Ai: You're... so nice to me.
Ai: I should've fallen in love with you...
Ai: Haha, just kidding...

[Choices:]
- "I'll be your boyfriend."
- "......"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll be your boyfriend."]

Ai: ...Sure. Y'know, I'd be fine with that.

> You feel your relationship with Ai has grown deeper...

> The Ai Ebihara Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Moon Arcana has grown!

> ......
> Your relationship with Ai has become intimate.

Ai: I'm going home now...
Ai: ......
Ai: Thank you.

> Ai walked down the stairs with heavy footsteps...
> ...You decided to go home.

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["......"]

Ai: Hey... Why don't you and I just go out?

[Choices:]
- "Sounds good."
- "Are you sure about that?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Sounds good."]

Ai: Okay.

> You feel your relationship with Ai has grown deeper...

> The Ai Ebihara Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Moon Arcana has grown!

> ......
> Your relationship with Ai has become intimate.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Are you sure about that?"]

Ai: ...You're a weird guy.
Ai: You're right, I'm sorry... I'm still... a little confused.

> Ai smiles sadly...
> You feel your relationship with Ai has grown deeper...

> The Ai Ebihara Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Moon Arcana has grown!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: I'm going home now...
Ai: ......
Ai: Thank you.

> Ai walked down the stairs with heavy footsteps...
> ...You decided to go home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Moon Level 7 Skit][MNSL07]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Okina Station, Croco-Fur...
> Ai has dragged you here...

Ai: ......
Ai: Hey, why don't you pick out some clothes for me? What do you think I'd
    look good in?

[Choices:]
- "Cute clothes."
- "Sexy clothes."
- "Casual clothes."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Cute clothes."]

Ai: Yeah... I look best in cute clothes, don't I?

> Ai nods...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Sexy clothes."]

Ai: I guess I could see that... I look good in pretty much anything.

> Ai looks gloomy...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Casual clothes."]

Ai: I wouldn't look good in that kind of stuff at all... Are you thinking of
    someone else?

> Ai looks gloomy...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Saleswoman: Ooh, Ai-chan. Long time no see!
Saleswoman: Oh, you brought your boyfriend along? *giggle* You two are regular
            love birds, huh?

Ai: ......
Ai: Yeah, that's right, my boyfriend. We're reeeeal close.
Ai: Isn't that right, Yu?

[Choices:]
- "Yep."
- "We are?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yep."]

Saleswoman: Ooh, I'm so jealous!

Ai: ......

> Ai looks relieved...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["We are?"]

Saleswoman: Oh, he's turning red!

Ai: ......

> It seems something you said has put Ai in a bad mood...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Saleswoman: Well, I've got some stylish new stuff in for a lucky lady like
            yourself...

Ai: I'll take it. All of them. Just wrap it up.

Saleswoman: Y-Yes, I'll do that for you. If you'd like, I could show you some
            matching accessories...

Ai: I'll buy those too.

Saleswoman: Shall I have them carried out for you? To the bus station, right?

Ai: No, it's fine. My boyfriend will take care of them for me.
Ai: He's such a great guy, you know?

Saleswoman: Really? Well, I'll be just a sec then... Thank you again, Ai.

Ai: ...Do you think I'm pretty?

[Choices:]
- "Of course you are."
- "Not really."
- "What's wrong?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Of course you are."]

Ai: Th-That's right. I-It's only natural for you to think so, isn't it?

> Ai looks relieved...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Not really."]

Ai: ......

> Ai gets quiet, looking insecure...
> It seems it's not a good idea to disagree with her right now...

[Return back to choices.]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What's wrong?"]

Ai: ......

> Ai gets quiet, looking insecure...
> It seems you can't avoid the question...

[Return back to choices.]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: I had fun today.
Ai: ...It's good to be dating, wouldn't you agree?

> Ai is forcing a smile...
> You feel your relationship with Ai deepen as she reveals a side of herself
  you've never seen before...

> The Ai Ebihara Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Moon Arcana has grown!

Ai: Let's go home.
Ai: ...Not that I want to or anything.

> You returned to Inaba with Ai and, after walking her home, went home
  yourself...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Moon Level 8 Skit][MNSL08]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High shoe lockers...
> You decided to go to Okina Station with Ai.

Ai: Yu... Do you love me?

[Choices:]
- "Of course..."
- "What's wrong?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Of course..."]

Ai: Mm... Okay.

> Ai looks relieved...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What's wrong?"]

Ai: ......

> Ai gets quiet, looking insecure...
> It seems you can't avoid the question...

[Return back to choices.]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: You need me, right?

[Choices:]
- "Naturally..."
- "Do I really have to say it?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Naturally..."]

Ai: Alright...

> Ai looks relieved...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Do I really have to say it?"]

Ai: ......

> Ai gets quiet, looking insecure...
> It seems you can't avoid the question...

[Return back to choices.]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: Alright... Let's go.

> Ai is smiling merrily...
> You feel your relationship with Ai has grown deeper...

> The Ai Ebihara Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Moon Arcana has grown!

Kou: Hey, it's Yu.
Kou: We're on our way to one of those all-team meetings...
Kou: Haha, not that you really care.
Kou: Lemme know how it goes later, alright?

Daisuke: You guys dating or something?

Kou: You're such an idiot sometimes, Daisuke! You're not supposed to just ask
     out of the blue...

Ai: I-It's not like that! Really!
Ai: Ah...

Kou: W-Well, uh, sorry to bother you two. We'll be off now.

> Kou and Daisuke left...

Ai: ......
Ai: Sorry... I was kinda embarrassed...
Ai: I think I'll pass on the station today...
Ai: ...Goodbye.

> ...You decided to go home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Moon Level 9 Skit][MNSL09]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High rooftop...
> You climbed the steps with Ai, who seems depressed...

Ai: You know... I've been thinking...
Ai: I think we need to... break up.

[Choices:]
- "Why?"
- "I don't want that."
- "You're being selfish."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why?"]

Ai: Because... you're so kind to me.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't want that."]

Ai: I'm sorry... I'm so sorry.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're being selfish."]

Ai: I'm sorry... I'm so sorry.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: You're such a great guy, and you're so good to people... I thought maybe I
    could learn to love you...
Ai: I'm sorry...
Ai: You mean a lot to me...
Ai: That's why I feel like I have to tell you that... you shouldn't be going
    out with a girl like me...
Ai: ...I hate myself.
Ai: All I do is hurt the people I care about, just like I'm doing with now...
Ai: I'm so worthless...

[Choices:]
- "That's not true."
- "Then let's find your value."
- "You decide your own worth."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's not true."]

Ai: Yu...
Ai: How can you say such nice things to ME, of all people?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Then let's find your value."]

Ai: Yu... I...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You decide your own worth."]

Ai: Me...?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Ai is crying...

Ai: You're very close to my heart, Yu, you really are.
Ai: I don't want to lose you. That's why I'm so scared of being in a
    relationship with you...
Ai: I'm sure you'll eventually hate me... and then you'll leave me.

[Choices:]
- "I'm not going anywhere."
- "Well, that could happen..."
- "You can't live in fear."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm not going anywhere."]

Ai: ...I'm afraid to believe you.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Well, that could happen..."]

Ai: I don't want to imagine that...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You can't live in fear."]

Ai: I'm not that strong...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: I know I'm being self-centered... I know what I'm saying is selfish.
Ai: But, even though I know that... I still want you to be by my side.
Ai: Is there a way... that we could just be friends?

[Choices:]
- "Sure."
- "I knew the whole time."
- "We need time apart."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Sure."]

Ai: Yu... Thank you.

> Ai looks relieved...

> Ai opened up to you about her true feelings...
> No matter the result, you feel you understand her better now...

> The Ai Ebihara Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Moon Arcana has grown!

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I knew the whole time."]

Ai: I see... I'm sorry, Yu... Thank you.

> Ai began crying again...

> Ai opened up to you about her true feelings...
> No matter the result, you feel you understand her better now...

> The Ai Ebihara Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Moon Arcana has grown!

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["We need time apart."]

Ai: Yu... Thank you.
Ai: If you find it in your heart to forgive me, I hope we can talk like we
    used to.

> Ai is holding back her tears...

> Ai opened up to you about her true feelings...
> No matter the result, you feel you understand her better now...

> The Ai Ebihara Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Moon Arcana has grown!

> But there is a rift in your relationship...
> The Social Link has been broken!
> There is a widening distance between you...
> Maybe you should start from scratch...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: ...Let's go home.

> You decided to go home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Moon Level 10 Skit][MNSL10]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[FRIENDS]

> The hill overlooking town...
> Ai wanted to go to somewhere quiet, so you brought her here...

Ai: This is the first time I've been here. Kinda silly, huh? It's so close
    by...
Ai: It's amazing how small my house looks from up here...
Ai: ...I still haven't figured it out.
Ai: I want to find at least one redeeming quality in myself. Something that
    proves my worth, or gives me a reason to live.
Ai: I don't understand why I'm here. Especially after I started thinking I'd
    be better off dead...
Ai: But... I did finally realize a few things.
Ai: First, that I was just pretending to be brave. And second, that there was
    a kind soul trying to save me...
Ai: I came to the conclusion that if I meet more people like you in my future,
    then maybe it's okay to keep on going...
Ai: I felt like that in itself was a good enough reason to live...
Ai: Still... I'm not good at being alone. I know it's a lot to ask, but...
    will you stay by my side?

[Choices:]
- "Of course I will."
- "I'll do my best..."
- "You're strong enough now."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Of course I will."]

Ai: Th-Thank you...
Ai: I'm sorry, I only asked because I needed to hear you say it...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll do my best..."]

Ai: Y-You're right. It's not like a stupid promise can keep a relationship
    from falling apart...
Ai: I'll work hard. I'll try to make sure our friendship stays exciting...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're strong enough now."]

Ai: But I'd be so lonely...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ai: Here... Take this.

> Obtained Compact.

Ai: I've carried that thing around ever since I decided to change who I was.
Ai: I could check myself whenever I wanted, to make sure I was still pretty
    all the time...
Ai: But now... I don't need it.
Ai: Because from now on, people like you will be my mirror.
Ai: I'll look for my reflection in you, so that I'll never forget who I am. I
    won't be able to lie to myself anymore...
Ai: Thank you. Your eyes taught me how to do that.
Ai: You're the only one, Yu.
Ai: You're the only one who didn't pay attention to the rumors flying around
    about me... You saw me as I am.

> You feel a deep bond has formed between you and Ai...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Sandalphon, the ultimate form
  of the Moon Arcana...

> The Ai Ebihara Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Ai Ebihara Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Moon Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Moon Social Link, you can now fuse Sandalphon, the Angel of
  Prayer!

Ai: Umm, if it's okay with you... I want to stay friends... Good friends, of
    course.
Ai: I'll do my best to make sure you don't think otherwise, either.
Ai: ...I sound really ridiculous now, don't I? Let's go get some food
    somewhere...

> You spent a long time with Ai before heading home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Priestess Social Link][PSL]=======================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Yukiko Amagi Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Priestess Level 1 Skit][PSL01]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[At the entrance to the shrine. Yukiko is holding two drinks.]

Yukiko: Sorry about the wait... This one's for you.
Yukiko: Everything seems fine at the shop. I hope it stays that way...
Yukiko: Do you think the culprit will come...?

[Choices:]
- "I'm sure of it."
- "I doubt it."
- "No worries, I'll protect you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm sure of it."]

Yukiko: Then we need to keep our eyes open.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I doubt it."]

Yukiko: Our efforts might be fruitless... But maybe that's for the best.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No worries, I'll protect you."]

Yukiko: Huh...? O-Okay... Thanks.
Yukiko: ...I'm counting on you.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: It would be scary if the culprit did show up...
Yukiko: But if they do, I'll do what I can to help you catch them.
Yukiko: You all saved my life... I don't want to be the only one doing
        nothing.
Yukiko: I mean... I'm sure there's something I can do...
Yukiko: Oh, sorry.
Yukiko: I went on and on without realizing... I-I guess I'm a little nervous.
Yukiko: I've never chatted with a boy my age like this before...
Yukiko: Chie, of course, has no problem getting along with guys because of her
        personality...
Yukiko: But I think she's had more fun hanging out with you and Yosuke lately.
Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: ...The same is true for me.

> You sense Yukiko's gratitude and affection...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Priestess Arcana...

> You have established the Yukiko Amagi Social Link of the Priestess Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Priestess Arcana!
> Yukiko's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Yukiko can now wake up a knocked-down ally during battle!

> You haven't yet asked Yukiko for her contact information.

[Choices:]
- Ask her straight out
- Say it's for the investigation

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Ask her straight out]

Yukiko: Huh? O-Okay, if you want.
Yukiko: I can't always answer, since I help out around the inn... But feel
        free to call anytime.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Say it's for the investigation]

Yukiko: Oh, you're right. We'll need to contact each other if anything
        happens.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You exchanged cell numbers with Yukiko.
> There seems to be no change over at the shop.
> You spoke with Yukiko about many different things...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Priestess Level 2 Skit][PSL02]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> In front of Yomenaido Bookstore...
> It seems Yukiko has bought a book about job certifications...

Yukiko: ...Thank goodness. That was the last one.
Yukiko: Sensei recommended this book to me because it has details on a bunch
        of different job licenses...

[Choices:]
- "Going to apply for one?"
- "Sensei?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Going to apply for one?"]

Yukiko: Uh-huh... That's right.

> Yukiko seems a bit embarrassed...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Sensei?"]

Yukiko: ...The career counselor. I ask him for advice sometimes.

> Yukiko seems a bit embarrassed...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: Inside the TV... The "other me" said she didn't want to inherit the
        inn...
Yukiko: I think... those were my true feelings.
Yukiko: So I've decided to be a little more true to myself...
Yukiko: I... I refuse to inherit the Amagi Inn!
Yukiko: When I graduate... I'm leaving this town!
Yukiko: ...I said it.
Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: I said it!
Yukiko: Haha...

> Yukiko has a refreshing smile on her face...

Yukiko: So in order to live on my own, I'm thinking of getting a job license.
Yukiko: I was thinking something along the lines of an interior decorator...
        What do you think?

[Choices:]
- "Sounds good."
- "What's that?"
- "You decide."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Sounds good."]

Yukiko: It's cool, isn't it...?

> Yukiko looks happy...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What's that?"]

Yukiko: Umm, someone who picks out furniture and decorations for a room to
        make it beautiful... I think...

> Yukiko explained to you eagerly...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You decide."]

Yukiko: Oh... I see. I'm sorry. I just thought if I could hear your opinion...

> Yukiko looks a bit sad...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: But it's hard. It cost money to get a license...
Yukiko: And of course I can't tell Mother...
Yukiko: If only there was a part-time job I could do discreetly...

> You can make envelopes in your room...

Yukiko: Really...!? I'll go check the board, then!

> It seems you were able to help Yukiko...
> Touched by Yukiko's spirit, you feel your relationship has grown deeper...

> The Yukiko Amagi Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Priestess Arcana has grown!
> Yukiko's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Yukiko: Thank you for keeping me company today.
Yukiko: I was a bit nervous about telling the others how I feel, but...
Yukiko: ...I think I'll be all right.

> You parted with Yukiko as she headed toward the bulletin board and went
  home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Priestess Level 3 Skit][PSL03]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Junes grocery department...
> Yukiko brought you here...

Yukiko: Why are there so many different types of food...?
Yukiko: Even eggs come in so many varieties...

[Choices:]
- "Making dinner at the inn?"
- "On an errand?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Making dinner at the inn?"]

Yukiko: No! I'd never dream of it!
Yukiko: I don't think my food's nearly good enough to serve to the guests.

> Despite saying so, Yukiko looks happy...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["On an errand?"]

Yukiko: ...For some reason, they never ask me to buy ingredients.

> Yukiko is tilting her head...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: I was just thinking of practicing my cooking...
Yukiko: Since I've decided to leave town... Eating out all the time is bad for
        you, right?
Yukiko: So I'm going to get some practice while I can!

[Choices:]
- "Good luck."
- "There's no point."
- "Any other skills?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Good luck."]

Yukiko: Thank you!

> Yukiko nodded happily...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["There's no point."]

Yukiko: Y-You think so...?
Yukiko: Well... I have until graduation, so I'm going to do what I can.

> Yukiko seems determined...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Any other skills?"]

Yukiko: I can clean and wash clothes. I learned by helping out at the inn...

> Yukiko seems to be embarrassed...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: Oh, yes.
Yukiko: I was just thinking that maybe you could taste-test my food
        sometime...
Yukiko: I want someone to eat it and let me know how it is. I thought I'd
        improve quicker that way...
Yukiko: And knowing you, I'd get an honest opinion...
Yukiko: W-Will you...?

[Choices:]
- "Count me in!"
- "I don't mind."
- "I dunno..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Count me in!"]

Yukiko: Really!? Thank you!

> Yukiko smiles happily...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[ "I don't mind."]

Yukiko: Really!? Thank you!

> Yukiko smiles happily...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I dunno..."]

Yukiko: D-Don't worry, I won't be upset even if you give me zero stars!

> Yukiko is pleading with you...
> ...You seem to have no choice but to accept the role.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: When I obtained the power of Persona, I thought, "I can do it..."
Yukiko: I used to think I couldn't do anything on my own, but maybe I really
        can...
Yukiko: I depended on others up until now, but from this point on, I want
        others to depend on me...
Yukiko: I'll do my best!

> You can sense Yukiko's iron will...
> You feel your bond with Yukiko has grown yet stronger...

> The Yukiko Amagi Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Priestess Arcana has grown!
> Yukiko's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Yukiko can now perform a follow-up attack during battle!

Yukiko: Now then, um...
Yukiko: Where do they sell lobsters?

> You helped Yukiko with her shopping and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Priestess Level 4 Skit][PSL04]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa flood plain...
> Yukiko handed you a homemade boxed lunch...

Yukiko: It came out well, so I packed it up. Try it out.

> It looks normal...
> ......?
> For some reason, an unusually pungent smell hangs in the air...

[Choices:]
- "Let's eat!"
- "My stomach's kinda..."
- "Did you taste it?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Let's eat!"]

Yukiko: Go ahead!

> Yukiko is looking at you expectantly...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["My stomach's kinda..."]

Yukiko: Maybe you waited too long to eat. You'd better have this!

> Yukiko is fretting over you needlessly...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Did you taste it?"]

Yukiko: No, I haven't.
Yukiko: I wanted you to be the first to try it.

> Yukiko is smiling innocently...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> It seems you have no choice but to eat it...

> You started with the... omelette-looking... thing...
> ......
> It's actually sof-
> ......?
> There's something too hard to bite on inside...
> And it smells burnt, yet raw...
> You worry that your body will reject the foreign matter...

> You were finally able to swallow it...

Yukiko: ...You're not about to tell me how delicious that was, are you?
Yukiko: ......

> Yukiko looks sad...

[Choices:]
- "There's always next time."
- "This won't cut it."
- "Can I toss it?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["There's always next time."]

Yukiko: I-I suppose... Thank you.

> Yukiko looks relieved...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["This won't cut it."]

Yukiko: I-I'm sorry...

> Yukiko looks embarrassed...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Can I toss it?"]

Yukiko: I-I'm sorry...

> Yukiko looks embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Nanako: What are you doing?

Yukiko: Ah, Nanako-chan... Well, I was just having him try my boxed lunch...

Nanako: Ooh, I want some.

Yukiko: I-I'm sorry, but I can't give you any. It's not good...

Nanako: Oh. If you make a good one, will you let me have some?

Yukiko: Huh...? S-Sure, if you want...

Nanako: Yay! I'm rooting for you!

Yukiko: Nanako-chan...
Yukiko: Thank you. I'll do my best, okay?

Nanako: I need to go now.
Nanako: I'm going to Mai-chan's house. Bye!

Yukiko: Be careful.

[Nanako leaves.]

Yukiko: Umm... I'm sorry to drag you around...

[Choices:]
- "It's okay."
- "I'm having fun."
- "Just don't feed me again."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's okay."]

Yukiko: I see... Thank you, Yu-kun.

> Yukiko looks happy.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm having fun."]

Yukiko: R-Really? I'm glad to hear that...

> Yukiko seems relieved...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Just don't feed me again."]

Yukiko: ...O-Okay.
Yukiko: But, can I ask you again once I make something I'm confident in...?

> Yukiko has a troubled smile on her face...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You can sense that Yukiko is relying on you...
> You feel your relationship has grown deeper...

> The Yukiko Amagi Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Priestess Arcana has grown!
> Yukiko's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Yukiko: Only about a year left, huh...?
Yukiko: I need to be able to do anything on my own by then...

> You handed Yukiko the rest of the boxed lunch and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Priestess Level 5 Skit][PSL05]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Junes food court...
> You accompanied Yukiko on her shopping trip.

Yukiko: Ummm, notebooks, three colors of pens, a loose-leaf folder, labels at
        the stationery department...
Yukiko: Then the furniture department. I want to look at the desks. Those and
        the lamps...

[Choices:]
- "What's all this for?"
- "Can you carry all that?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What's all this for?"]

Yukiko: *giggle* Studying!

> Yukiko is full of energy...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Can you carry all that?"]

Yukiko: I definitely can't carry a desk. I wonder how long it would take to
        arrive if I have it delivered...

> Yukiko is thinking...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: I'm thinking of studying seriously for a job license...
Yukiko: Thought I haven't decided on exactly which one I'll pursue.
Yukiko: But I was thinking of trying for all the ones I feel I can earn.
Yukiko: I've started working at night, you see. Remember the job you told me
        about?
Yukiko: Thanks to that, I have some money...

[Three men approach.]

Suited man: Huh? Well, if it isn't the manager of the Amagi Inn.
Suited man: Or should I say, the manager-to-be.

Yukiko: ...I see you haven't gone home yet.

Suited man: Well, I can't very well go anywhere until the next bus or train
            departs. This really is the boonies.
Suited man: Stuck here with nothing to do...
Suited man: Man, the countryside is the dumps.

Yukiko: ...I beg to differ.

Suited man: Turning down sweet deals is part of country life, too, is it?
            Hahaha.

[The three men leave.]

Yukiko: Oh... I'm sorry.
Yukiko: Those people are from some TV station. They wanted to cover the Amagi
        Inn...

[Choices:]
- "Sounds good to me."
- "You said no?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Sounds good to me."]

Yukiko: No, it isn't!
Yukiko: ...Oh, I'm sorry.

> Yukiko seems embarrassed...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You said no?"]

Yukiko: Yes...

> Yukiko seems embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: It's a "news of the weird" show... It isn't real journalism.
Yukiko: You know that our inn was associated with Ms. Yamono's murder, right?
Yukiko: They want to make a special called, "Hot Springs Getting Too Hot for
        the Amagis!?"
Yukiko: It was an abhorrent title. Mother turned them away.
Yukiko: But maybe she shouldn't have declined...
Yukiko: I mean... If it gets a bad reputation...
Yukiko: We'd lose customers, and the inn really would close its doors.
Yukiko: Then...
Yukiko: ...I'd feel better about leaving.

[Choices:]
- "Are you serious?"
- "That's selfish."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Are you serious?"]

Yukiko: I'm serious...

> Yukiko muttered darkly...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's selfish."]

Yukiko: ...I know.
Yukiko: But I wasn't born there by choice...

> Yukiko muttered darkly...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: But you're right, there's no real point in saying things like that.
Yukiko: I'm leaving under my own power... My life is in my hands now.
Yukiko: And of course, I want to help everyone.
Yukiko: You too, for being such a patient listener all the time.

> You can sense Yukiko's iron will...
> You feel that you understand Yukiko even more...

> The Yukiko Amagi Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Priestess Arcana has grown!
> Yukiko's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Yukiko can now cure severe ailments during battle!

Yukiko: W-Well, let's go shopping.
Yukiko: First is... the stationery department...

> You helped Yukiko with her shopping and walked home partway together.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Priestess Level 6 Skit][PSL06]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Junes grocery department...
> Yukiko brought you here...

Yukiko: I wrote down everything I need, so this shouldn't take that long.

[Choices:]
- "What are you making?"
- "Gotten any better yet?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What are you making?"]

Yukiko: Promise you won't laugh...?
Yukiko: Miso soup...

> Yukiko looks a bit embarrassed...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Gotten any better yet?"]

Yukiko: That's... I hope so.

> Yukiko is smiling sheepishly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: I'm studying the basics of the basics.
Yukiko: But it's not turning out quite like it does in the book, even though
        I'm following the directions.

[Choices:]
- "Get someone to teach you."
- "Keep practicing."
- "Want me to teach you?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Get someone to teach you."]

Yukiko: Yes... I know that's the best way.

> Yukiko gives a half-smile...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Keep practicing."]

Yukiko: Yes. Practice makes perfect.

> Yukiko nods...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Want me to teach you?"]

Yukiko: What? Really?
Yukiko: Oh... I'll pass, but thanks anyway.

> Yukiko looks apologetic...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: I think there's no point unless I do it alone...
Yukiko: Our cooks help me out all the time.
Yukiko: At first they just give me advice, but eventually they take the knife
        from me.
Yukiko: So even if the meal turns out wonderfully, it doesn't mean anything
        that way...
Yukiko: I told them to leave me alone, but they still stay and watch.
Yukiko: Are they that worried about my cooking...?

[Choices:]
- "You're pretty bad."
- "If you started a fire..."
- "They care about you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're pretty bad."]

Yukiko: That... is true, but...

> Yukiko is at a loss for words...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["If you started a fire..."]

Yukiko: Oh, I'm careful.
Yukiko: I worry about food poisoning, so I use a different set of ingredients
        and cookware than our customers...

> Yukiko looks unhappy...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["They care about you."]

Yukiko: They care about... me?
Yukiko: Do... Do you really think so?

> Yukiko looks surprised, but happy...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: Last time the head chef took the knife from me, shouting, "I can't
        stand to watch anymore!" and made the rest.
Yukiko: The waitress saw it and said to the head cook, "Yukiko wants to make
        it herself, even if it's awful..."
Yukiko: Before I knew it, I was "studying how to cook for a boy I like"...
Yukiko: My parents got involved and it exploded from there... *giggle* Funny,
        isn't it?
Yukiko: But... maybe it wasn't all a lie.
Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: T-Taste my food again, okay...?

> Yukiko is blushing...
> You felt a faint hint of love from Yukiko...

> The Yukiko Amagi Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Priestess Arcana has grown!
> Yukiko's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Yukiko: Ummm... Oh yeah, shopping!

> You helped Yukiko with her shopping and walked home partway together.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Priestess Level 7 Skit][PSL07]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Tatsuhime Shrine...
> Yukiko brought you here, saying she wanted to pay her respects.

Yukiko: I come here every so often. It's nice and quiet...
Yukiko: I visit here with the waitresses, too. Like before a big guest
        arrives.
Yukiko: We make our annual hatsumode visits here. The exam charm was here,
        too...
Yukiko: Once I leave this town... I won't be able to come here again, will 
        I...?

[Choices:]
- "You're not coming back?"
- "You're really leaving?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're not coming back?"]

Yukiko: I mean... I couldn't face my parents again...

> Yukiko looks sad...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're really leaving?"]

Yukiko: ...Yes.

> Yukiko nodded vaguely...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kimono-clad woman: Oh, Yuki-chan!

Yukiko: Kasai-san... What are you doing here?

Kimono-clad woman: Taking a little break after ordering from the liquor store.
Kimono-clad woman: *sigh* So now you know.

Yukiko: O-Oh, I won't tell...

Kimono-clad woman: Hahaha, just kidding.
Kimono-clad woman: Oh! Is that the rumored boyfriend?
Kimono-clad woman: I see... That hard work in the kitchen paid off, huh?

Yukiko: I-It's not like that!!

Kimono-clad woman: Wow, your face is burning red. Well, I'll let you two be
                   alone!

Yukiko: Sh-Sheesh... I-I'm sorry about that. Oh, that was one of our
        waitresses.
Yukiko: They all have the wrong idea... I'm really sorry...

[Choices:]
- "It's okay."
- "They're not mistaken."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's okay."]

Yukiko: ...Thank goodness.

> Yukiko seems to have broken out in a cold sweat...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["They're not mistaken."]

Yukiko: Huh...? S-Stop that... That kind of joke's not very funny...

> Yukiko seems to be sweating unnaturally...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: Kasai-san is teaching me how to cook, along with the other waitresses
        and chefs.
Yukiko: I said I'd learn on my own, but I kept messing up... I burnt myself a
        couple of times...
Yukiko: "Please let us teach you," they said. *giggle* It's usually the other
        way around, you know?
Yukiko: They use up their break time for my lessons... They're so nice to
        me...
Yukiko: When I was halfway successful one time, everyone gathered around and
        taste-tested it, saying how good it was...
Yukiko: I didn't know what to say... I was just happy...
Yukiko: Plus I have my friends at school... All things considered, I'm pretty
        lucky...
Yukiko: I want to do my best... For everyone's sake...

> You sensed the quiet passion in Yukiko's smile...
> You feel that you understand Yukiko even more...

> The Yukiko Amagi Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Priestess Arcana has grown!
> Yukiko's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Yukiko can now endure a mortal blow during battle!

Yukiko: But I'm trying to leave... Betraying those who've been kind to me...
Yukiko: I... can't help that, I suppose...

> You hung out with Yukiko and walked partway home together.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Priestess Level 8 Skit][PSL08]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Tatsuhime Shrine...
> Yukiko seems embarrassed for some reason...

Yukiko: Uh... Umm.
Yukiko: Do you remember Kasai-san, the waitress? She seems to have told
        everyone about you...
Yukiko: Now, they're saying I sh-should bring you home...
Yukiko: Adults are so quick to poke fun at me... It's such a hassle, isn't
        it...?
Yukiko: B-But of course my family runs an inn, so guests come by all the
        time...
Yukiko: Maybe next time, you can just come in...

Middle-aged man: Oh, Yuki-chan!

Yukiko: Oh, the deputy mayor.

Deputy mayor: The people at the inn seemed very busy. Is something going on?

Yukiko: Huh...?
Yukiko: Oh no! Today was the interview for the travel show!

Deputy mayor: On TV? That's great! You'll try and make Inaba look inviting, 
              won't you?

[The deputy mayor leaves.]

Yukiko: I'm sorry, I have to go.

[Choices:]
- "An interview?"
- "You're going to be on TV?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["An interview?"]

Yukiko: Uh-huh. It's for a travel show.
Yukiko: It looks like a serious show, and we agreed to it because my mother
        and I won't be filmed.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're going to be on TV?"]

Yukiko: No, I won't. We requested that no employees will be filmed or shown.
Yukiko: It seems like a serious travel show, so everyone's eager to help.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: But they need me to help clean, so I have to go now.

> Yukiko looks apologetic...

Yukiko: Goodb--

Kasai: There you are, Yuki-chan!

Yukiko: Kasai-san? What's wrong?

Kasai: That TV crew came, but don't go to the inn!
Kasai: It was a trick! It's those people from that "news of the weird" show!
Kasai: And I think they're looking for you! So stay put, you got that?

Yukiko: Huh... O-Okay, but...

Man's voice: There you are.

Shady reporter: No use in hiding, future manager of the cursed inn.

Yukiko: C-Cursed inn...?

Shady reporter: We know all about that murder case. Mayumi Yamano stayed at
                your place, right?
Shady reporter: And you guys've been hurting what with the drop in visitors,
                huh?
Shady reporter: So I came up with a great idea!
Shady reporter: "The High-School Manager's Embarrassing Struggle: Renovating
                the Cursed Inn!"
Shady reporter: How's that grab you? The customers will be pouring in, I tell
                ya.

Yukiko: I don't understand what you...

Shady reporter: I want you to be the star. When we introduce the hot springs, 
                let us film a little bathing scene, eh?
Shady reporter: "The Modest Manager's Steamy Service!" Our ratings will be
                through the roof!

Young man: That sounds like a great idea!

Kasai: Listen, you...

Yukiko: Anyway, please leave. We are not interested in your coverage.

Shady reporter: You're refusing? *sigh* Look, kid...
Shady reporter: You don't know the power of television, do you? Well, I can't
                blame you, living in the countryside.
Shady reporter: We're trying to help you out here. I mean, do you WANT the
                patrons to dry up?
Shady reporter: If you're gonna be the next manager, I'm trusting you to make
                the right decision here.

Yukiko: I... won't be... the next manager.

Shady reporter: Oh, really? Hmmm... That so?
Shady reporter: Well, you just say the word, and I can hook you up with a
                better gig than running this dump of an inn.
Shady reporter: You could call yourself the "Former High-School Innkeeper"...
Shady reporter: Heheheh, I'm already liking the sound of that! Why don't you
                hear me out?

Kasai: How dare you say that to Yuki-chan...!

Yukiko: ...It's okay. Let him say what he wants. He'll go home once he gets it
        all out.

Shady reporter: What the shit...?
Shady reporter: You say your inn has been going for generations, but all that
                means is, it's crappy and run-down.
Shady reporter: Tradition is so last year. You'd be better off if you did
                close up shop.
Shady reporter: I've seen the stuff you serve... Small portions, decent
                service, nothing that stands out.
Shady reporter: If you want customers, you can't just do the same old, same
                old.
Shady reporter: You guys don't get that, and that's why you suck.
Shady reporter: Your waitresses don't even give any extra service unless you
                tip 'em, huh?
Shady reporter: Heyyyy... I know!
Shady reporter: Why don't you make all the waitresses young girls, and have
                'em do all-day menus?
Shady reporter: Y'know, spread the futon out, then go straight in!
Shady reporter: But anyways, I was saying... Let's give your place a little
                TV-style publicity.
Shady reporter: Use your head, will ya?

Kasai: ......

Yukiko: ...the hell up.
Yukiko: Don't say another word about our inn! Who'd take your stupid ideas
        seriously!?
Yukiko: From now on, we refuse ANY coverage from your station!

Shady reporter: You... bitch!
Shady reporter: If that's how you wanna play it, I'll plaster those words all
                over prime time! See how that feels!

Yukiko: Go ahead, by all means.
Yukiko: And we'll respond with an official complaint to your sponsors.

Young man: Th-This isn't sounding good, sir.

Shady reporter: ...Tch!

[The men leave.]

Yukiko: I said some incredible things...

Kasai: ...Haha.

Yukiko: Hahaha...

Kasai: Oh, I should contact the inn. I'll see you later!

Yukiko: I just... kind of lost it when he was insulting everyone.
Yukiko: W-Was I scary?

[Choices:]
- "Yeah, you were."
- "You were cool."
- "You should've said more."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yeah, you were."]

Yukiko: I-I see... Were you... disillusioned...?

> Yukiko is blushing...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You were cool."]

Yukiko: R-Really? Thank goodness...

> Yukiko seems relieved...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You should've said more."]

Yukiko: M-More? I see... So I could have gone even further...

> Yukiko is laughing with relief...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: There was a time not long ago when I thought, "It'd be better off if
        it closed," but it's like my home...
Yukiko: It's where everyone in my world is...
Yukiko: I can't let it close...

> It seems Yukiko is starting to face her true feelings...
> You feel your relationship with Yukiko has grown yet deeper...

> The Yukiko Amagi Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Priestess Arcana has grown!
> Yukiko's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Yukiko: Hey... Can you stay here just a little longer...?
Yukiko: My heart's still racing...
Yukiko: Please...

> You stayed with Yukiko for a while and walked her to the inn.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Priestess Level 9 Skit][PSL09]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Tatsuhime Shrine...
> Yukiko brought you here, saying she wanted to pay her respects.

Yukiko: Are you going to wish for something too?

[Choices:]
- "For everyone..."
- "For me..."
- "For you..."
- "It's a secret."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["For everyone..."]

Yukiko: ...I see. That's so like you.

> Yukiko looks happy.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["For me..."]

Yukiko: Worried about something?
Yukiko: I-If it's all right with you, I don't mind helping!

> It looks like you made Yukiko worry...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["For you..."]

Yukiko: M-Me...?
Yukiko: ...Thank you.

> Yukiko looks embarrassed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 4]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's a secret."]

Yukiko: S-Something you can't tell me...?

> Yukiko seems curious...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: I'm wishing for everyone's health.
Yukiko: For Chie, for you, for the others... And everyone at the inn, too.
Yukiko: And...
Yukiko: I'm wishing to become a woman worthy of you...
Yukiko: Finally, I wish for everyone to be able to smile together...
Yukiko: ...Let's begin our prayer.

Yukiko: I've decided not to leave Inaba.
Yukiko: I never really objected to being the inn's manager per se...
Yukiko: I just didn't like the fact that it wasn't up to me... I felt that my
        life was on rails.
Yukiko: And I thought running away was the only choice for me...
Yukiko: But no longer. I want to protect the family inn.
Yukiko: After all, it's near to my heart...
Yukiko: Um... Thank you. I think it's because of you that I realize this.
Yukiko: Because you were always by my side...

> Yukiko is smiling gently...
> Yukiko's determination makes her look more mature...

> The Yukiko Amagi Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Priestess Arcana has grown!
> Yukiko's determination in battle has been enhanced...
> Yukiko can now take a mortal blow for you in battle!

Yukiko: U-Umm, I wanted to ask you this before...
Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: Wh-Why...
Yukiko: Why are you always with me...?

> Yukiko is blushing...

Yukiko: I-Is it okay... for me to ask...?

[Choices:]
- "You're my classmate."
- "You're my friend."
- "I really like you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're my classmate."]

Yukiko: I see...
Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: Y-Yes, precisely!
Yukiko: Oh, I just remembered... I have an errand to run! I'll be going now...

> Yukiko ran off...
> You decided to go home.

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're my friend."]

Yukiko: I see...
Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: Y-Yes, precisely!
Yukiko: Oh, I just remembered... I have an errand to run! I'll be going now...

> Yukiko ran off...
> You decided to go home.

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I really like you."]

Yukiko: Y... You like...?
Yukiko: M-Me...?
Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: Uh, ummm...
Yukiko: I-I feel the same way... so...

> ......
> There's no turning back...
> Your relationship with Yukiko has become intimate.

Yukiko: I thought my heart was going to stop...
Yukiko: Umm...
Yukiko: Stay here with me... just a little longer...

> You spent a long while with Yukiko...
> You walked her to the inn and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Priestess Level 10 Skit][PSL10]-----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[FRIENDS]

> Samegawa flood plain...
> The boxed lunch Yukiko brought looks delicious...

Yukiko: Don't worry, it's good!

> It looks pretty good...
> You decided to close your eyes and shove it into your mouth.
> ......
> It's...
> ...delicious!

Yukiko: Is it good? Really?
Yukiko: Thank goodness... Er, well of course it is...
Yukiko: Half the cooking was done by the head chef... He took over again.
Yukiko: But he told me I've gotten a lot better!

Yukiko: I'm also thinking of continuing my studies for a job license.
Yukiko: I don't plan to leave anymore, but I thought I might as well.
Yukiko: I'm glad I realized sooner...
Yukiko: If I'd struck out on my own, I know I would have regretted it.
Yukiko: I wanted to become completely self-sufficient.
Yukiko: But I think I was being too presumptuous.
Yukiko: I have the inn, I have my family, I have the waitresses and chefs...
Yukiko: I am who I am now because I was raised by such a kind group...
Yukiko: When I think of it that way, my problems aren't just my own.
Yukiko: That's why... I'm going to stay here. By my own will.

[Choices:]
- "That's good."
- "Did you think it over?"
- "Good luck."

[All choices results in the same dialogue.]

> Yukiko's strong will that allowed her to accept and overcome her weakness
  has awakened her heart's true power...
> Yukiko's Persona has been reborn...!
> Konohana Sakuya has transfigured into Amaterasu!

Yukiko: This is... my new power...?
Yukiko: The power you've shown to me...
Yukiko: ...Power I will treasure.
Yukiko: I want you to have this.

> You obtained Shrine Charm.

Yukiko: It's a charm from that shrine... To protect you.

[Choices:]
- "Thank you."
- "Relying on the gods?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Thank you."]

Yukiko: ...Mm.

> Yukiko is smiling gently...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Relying on the gods?"]

Yukiko: *chuckle* It's the thought that counts!

> Yukiko is smiling gently...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: I think of you as an irreplaceable friend.
Yukiko: No matter how far apart we are, even if we never meet again, that
        feeling will never change.
Yukiko: You're dear to me.

> You can feel Yukiko's pure, simple emotion...
> You feel a strong bond between you and Yukiko...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Scathach, the ultimate form
  of the Priestess Arcana...

> The Yukiko Amagi Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Yukiko Amagi Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Priestess Arcana has reached its
  maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Priestess Social Link, you can now fuse Scathach,
  the Mentor!
> Yukiko's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Yukiko: I've never known any boys who I could call close friends. I'm very
        happy...
Yukiko: Let's talk, shall we?

> You spent a long while talking with Yukiko while eating her boxed lunch...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Priestess Level 10 Skit][PSL10]-----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[LOVERS]

> Your room...
> You invited Yukiko here...

Yukiko: So this is your room...
Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: Oh, s-sorry! I didn't mean to look around...
Yukiko: It's just that this is the first time I've been to a boy's room...
Yukiko: Oh, you sleep on a futon, I see. I use a futon, too...
Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: Umm, sorry... I don't know what to talk about...

[Choices:]
- "The futon good with you?"
- "The sofa good with you?"
- "The floor good with you?"

[All choices results in the same dialogue.]

Yukiko: Huh...?
Yukiko: Oh, y-y-you mean to sit? Anywhere's fine...
Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: I-I'm... fine with anything...
Yukiko: You don't need to worry about me...

> You decided to relax with Yukiko...

Yukiko: Oh, yes. I'm still studying. Cooking... and job licenses.
Yukiko: I don't plan to leave anymore, but I thought I might as well.
Yukiko: I'm glad I realized sooner...
Yukiko: If I'd stuck out on my own, I know I would have regretted it.
Yukiko: I wanted to become completely self-sufficient.
Yukiko: But I think I was being presumptuous.
Yukiko: I have the inn, I have my family, I have the waitresses and chefs...
Yukiko: I am who I am now because I was raised by such a kind group...
Yukiko: When I think of it that way, my problems aren't just my own.
Yukiko: That's why... I'm going to stay here. By my own will.

[Choices:]
- "That's good."
- "Did you think it over?"
- "Good luck."

[All choices results in the same dialogue.]

[Yukiko nods.]

> Yukiko's strong will that allowed her to accept and overcome her weakness
  has awakened her heart's true power...
> Yukiko's Persona has been reborn...!
> Konohana Sakuya has transfigured into Amaterasu!

Yukiko: This is... my new power...?
Yukiko: The power you've shown to me...
Yukiko: ...Power I will treasure.
Yukiko: I want you to have this.

> You obtained Shrine Charm.

Yukiko: It's a charm from that shrine... To protect you.

[Choices:]
- "Thank you."
- "You'll protect me."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Thank you."]

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You'll protect me."]

Yukiko: I want to, but...

> Yukiko is smiling sadly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: I'm staying here...
Yukiko: This charm will protect you in my place...
Yukiko: Then... we'll always be together...

> Yukiko's voice is trembling...

Yukiko: Um...
Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: I love you...

> You can feel Yukiko's pure and simple love...
> You feel a strong between you and Yukiko...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Scathach, the ultimate form
  of the Priestess Arcana...

> The Yukiko Amagi Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Yukiko Amagi Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Priestess Arcana has reached its
  maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Priestess Social Link, you can now fuse Scathach,
  the Mentor!
> Yukiko's growth of heart has affected her Persona as well...

Yukiko: U-Umm...
Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: Sh-Sheesh... Don't stare so much at me...
Yukiko: Can I say it again...?
Yukiko: ......
Yukiko: ...I love you.

> You passed a long while with Yukiko.
> ......
> It has gotten dark, so you walked Yukiko to her house...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Priestess EX Skit][PSLEX]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Samegawa flood plain...

Yukiko: I'm sorry to ask you here so suddenly. It feels a bit awkward going
        home today...

[Choices:]
- "What's wrong?"
- "It's fine with me."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What's wrong?"]

Yukiko: Well...

> Yukiko seems uncomfortable...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's fine with me."]

Yukiko: Haha, thank you.

> Yukiko seems relieved...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: It's actually "Customer's Day" for me today.
Yukiko: That's a day when the inn's employees take turns being customers.
Yukiko: We've done it every now and then for a while, but I decided to
        participate this time, too.
Yukiko: I wanted to see from a customer's point of view if our inn is truly
        satisfying.
Yukiko: ...So I asked them to sign me up.

[Choices:]
- "That's a great thing to do."
- "You sound really dedicated."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's a great thing to do."]

Yukiko: Y-You think so? I was embarrassed...

> Yukiko is blushing...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You sound really dedicated."]

Yukiko: Oh? I'm always dedicated, though.

> Yukiko seems to be pouting a bit...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yukiko: I played customer once before, too... but it made me a little
        uncomfortable.
Yukiko: It was strange, having Mother and everyone say things like "Welcome!"
        to me.
Yukiko: That's why I wanted to stay out of it a little longer... Haha. But I
        brought this on myself.

> Yukiko is smiling wryly...

Yukiko: I told everyone at the inn that I hadn't planned to take over as
        manager... that I wanted to leave Inaba.
Yukiko: I thought it would be me finally coming clean to everyone.
Yukiko: But they all just laughed... and said they knew already!
Yukiko: It made me realize how small I was.
Yukiko: I was surrounded by good people, but I didn't understand that at all.
        I had myself convinced I had to bear my problems alone...
Yukiko: I lied to myself, looked away from small opportunities... and only put
        my efforts into leaving it all behind...
Yukiko: But after making so many good friends, like you and Chie... I realized
        something.
Yukiko: If I'm going to take one step at a time away from here, every step I
        use to run will take me somewhere I don't want to be.
Yukiko: And if I keep averting my eyes, one day I might find myself blind to
        everything...
Yukiko: When I open my eyes, I see how vast the world is. If I was alone, I
        think it would be incredibly scary.
Yukiko: But fortunately, I'm surrounded by kind, supportive people...
Yukiko: Now, I hope I can grow into someone that can support them in turn.

> Yukiko is smiling cheerfully...
> Yukiko's heart, having developed over this difficult year, attains greater
  power...
> Yukiko's Persona has been reborn again...!
> Amaterasu has transfigured into Sumeo-Okami!

Yukiko: My Persona...? I see... so I can still change...
Yukiko: Ever since I fell in love with you, I've felt myself changing into
        someone completely different.
Yukiko: I keep finding sides of myself I never noticed before, and I love
        every one of them.
Yukiko: ...It would make me happy if you did too.
Yukiko: Please continue to stay at my side.

> You can sense Yukiko's unconditional love...
> You spent time talking about all sorts of things with Yukiko until it became
  dark out...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Strength Social Link][SDSL]=======================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Daisuke Nagase Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Strength Level 1 Skit][SDSL01]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

P.E. teacher: ...Alright guys, listen up. You have a new teammate! You all
              know Yu Narukami, right?
P.E. teacher: He's from the city, so I'm sure he's got some moves he's just
              waiting to show off!
P.E. teacher: I'd say this season is in the bag! I'm even thinking about
              making him captain!

> You can hear the other players whispering...

Team members: The city, huh?
Team members: I bet he played for some big team back home...
Team members: Tch, look at him. City slicker...
Team members: Probably thinks he's better than us...
Team members: Yeah, we're just a buncha hicks to him...

P.E. teacher: Here, why don't you say something to the team?

[Choices:]
- "Hi..."
- "Nice to meet you."
- "I'm your new captain."

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["Hi..."]

Team members: ...Nice meetin' ya.

> They don't seem very friendly...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Nice to meet you."]

Team members: ...Yeah.

> They don't seem very friendly...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm your new captain."]

Team members: ......

> You can feel their cold stares...

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P.E. teacher: Alright, let's start with a few laps! Yu, why don't you just
              watch for today?
P.E. teacher: Practices are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, but we
              don't practice in the rain.
P.E. teacher: We take the week before exams off too, so make sure you use that
              time to study hard, okay?

> The other players, showing no interest in you, dispersed about the field...

Soccer player: ...Hey, man.
Soccer player: Don't let 'em get to you. Just play hard and have fun.
Soccer player: I'm Daisuke Nagase. Second year, same as you. Nice to meet you.

Male student: Yo Daisuke, you waiting for a special invitation!? Let's go!
Male student: Oh, hey, you're the transfer student, right? Joined the soccer
              team, huh?
Male student: Good, 'cause they need all the help they can get. Pretty weak 
              team, know what I'm saying?

Daisuke Nagase: Shut up! Your team is just as lame!

Daisuke: This big mouth here is Kou. He's the same grade as us, but he's on
         the basketball team.

Male student: Kou Ichijo. I'm the basketball team's up-and-coming MVP.

Daisuke: Man, get your head outta the clouds.

Kou Ichijo: Hey, and that's not all! I'm pretty smart too, so if you need any
            help on your tests, I'm your man.
Kou Ichijo: ...How 'bout it, transfer student? You a smart guy?

Daisuke: Stop calling him that.
Daisuke: The team's already giving him enough crap as it is...

Kou: Ahhh, I can hear it now. "Us country folk ain't gonna get shown up by no
     big shot city boy!" Gotta love those guys.

Daisuke: It's not funny, man...

Kou: Well, as long as he's got some skills, they'll back off sooner or later.
Kou: You played much soccer before, Yu?

[Choices:]
- "Plenty."
- "A little."
- "Not even once."

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["Plenty."]

Kou: Then this'll be easy, right?

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["A little."]

Kou: Hmmm, then maybe this'll take longer than I thought...

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["Not even once."]

Kou: Haha. Uh oh, you're in trouble.

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> You become friends with Kou Ichijo of the basketball team and Daisuke Nagase
  of the soccer team.
> They accepted you regardless of the rest of the team's hostility...
> You feel a faint bond forming between the three of you...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Strength Arcana...

> You have established the Fellow Athletes Social Link of the Strength Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Strength Arcana!

Daisuke: Dammit, now I'm behind on my laps.
Daisuke: Yu, wait up for me so we can walk home together.

Kou: Alright, I'll go get changed. See you in a few.

> You finished watching practice and walked home with Kou and Daisuke.

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<>>-----[Strength Level 2 Skit][SDSL02]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High field...
> You attended soccer practice.
> Your Diligence has increased.

Soccer player: Hey, Narukami. Tear down the goals and clean up before you
               leave, alright?

[Choices:]
- "Got it."
- "Why should I?"

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["Got it."]

> Your Understanding has increased.

Soccer player: Haha, later!

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["Why should I?"]

Soccer player: ...Because new guys do the cleanup, alright? Just do it.

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Daisuke: ......?
Daisuke: What were those guys saying to you?

> You told Daisuke that you're going to tear down the goals and clean up.

Daisuke: What? Everyone's supposed to take turns...
Daisuke: You don't have to do that, man. Let's just go home.

Kou: Hey guys... Hm, did the soccer team finish early today?
Kou: ...What's wrong?

> You told Kou that you're going to tear down the goals and clean up.

Kou: Let me guess, they told you it was your job? Tch, how predictable.
Kou: But yeah, you should probably do it anyway.

Daisuke: How come? They got no right to dump it all on him...

Kou: Don't do it because they told you to, do it because you "want to help."
     That'll throw 'em off guard.
Kou: Here, I'll help out too. It'll go faster.

> The three of you cleaned up the field.

Kou: Whew, I'm beat...

Daisuke: That's because you got so into polishing those balls, man. You gotta
         pace yourself.

Kou: Nah, it's not my style to half-ass things.

Daisuke: Still, it went pretty fast with three people.

[Choices:]
- "Thanks for the help."
- "I didn't ask you to do it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Thanks for the help."]

Daisuke: No problem.

> Daisuke looks happy.

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["I didn't ask you to do it."]

Daisuke: That's pretty cold, man...

> Daisuke looks annoyed.

Kou: Haha. He's just embarrassed.

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Kou: Hey, you wanna grab some ramen on the way home?

> Clean-up went quickly thanks to their help.
> You sense their consideration towards you...

> The Fellow Athletes Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Strength Arcana has grown!

> You decided to go to Aiya.

> Central shopping district, Chinese Diner Aiya...

Kou: Hey, I saw that first-year at your practice today, Daisuke.
Kou: She was watching you the entire time, man. I even heard her say, "Wow, he
     kicked the ball so hard!"
Kou: I mean, duh... that's kinda the point of the game...

Daisuke: ...I didn't notice.

Kou: Really? What a waste.

Daisuke: Enough of that crap. Yu, wanna stay after practice to work on your
         game a little more?
Daisuke: Let's show those guys what you can do.

Kou: Yeah, that's a good idea. If you can run circles around them, they'll
     have to accept you, right?

Daisuke: Exactly. Then it's decided.
Daisuke: You're helping too, Kou.

Kou: What? Since when do I have anything to do with the soccer team...?

> ......
> The three of you discussed practice.
> ...You decided to go home after saying goodbye.

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<>>-----[Strength Level 3 Skit][SDSL03]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High field...
> You attended soccer practice.
> Your Diligence has increased.

Soccer player: Hey Narukami, you're on cleanup duty today too, alright?

Daisuke: Again!?
Daisuke: Before we do any cleaning, though, let's work on your dribbling!

Kou: You guys haven't even started?
Kou: Oh well...
Kou: Want me to toss balls at you or something?

Daisuke: This isn't tennis, dude. Go stand over there and play some defense.

Kou: Defense? No problem! You should see me on a basketball court.

> Daisuke and Kou are helping you practice...
> You sense their consideration towards you...

> The Fellow Athletes Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Strength Arcana has grown!

[Two female students approach.]

Female student: Uh, um, hey, D-Daisuke-kun!
Female student: Practice is over, right? D-Do you wanna, um...?

Daisuke: Does it look like I'm done practicing? See ya.

Female student: Huh? Oh, uh... Would you mind if I waited for you? Am I in the
                way?

Daisuke: Yes... you are. We need to concentrate.
Daisuke: C'mon, Yu, let's get started.

Kou: H-Hey, dont mind him. He's got soccer on the brain, y'know?

[The female students leave.]

Kou: What's his problem...?
Kou: Well? Are we gonna get started?

> The three of you had an intense practice...
> Afterward, you cleaned up and went home.

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<>>-----[Strength Level 4 Skit][SDSL04]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High field...
> You attended soccer practice.
> Your Diligence has increased.

P.E. teacher: Alright, is this everyone? Good news, boys, you're getting a
              team manager.
P.E. teacher: Now you guys won't have to take turns doing all the work
              anymore. You can thank me later!
P.E. teacher: Go on, introduce yourself.

Female student: ...Ai Ebihara.

Ai Ebihara: ......

P.E. teacher: Great! You can take it from here. I'm going home!

Ai Ebihara: I'm gonna tell you guys straight up, I'm not lifting a finger for
            this team.
Ai Ebihara: I wouldn't be caught dead watching out for a bunch of sweaty guys.

Soccer player: What? Then why did you--

Ai Ebihara: I've missed too many days of school. But they'll let me move up if
            I manage a team.
Ai Ebihara: But don't expect me to put any effort into it. For the most part,
            I'm not even gonna be here.
Ai Ebihara: Well, see ya. Or not.

[Ai leaves.]

Soccer player: What was that all about...?
Soccer player: Oh well. I guess Ai-san won't be doing our laundry, huh?

Soccer player: Tch, why are you showing her so much respect? She's the same
               age as us.

Soccer player: Dude, just let me fantasize about her in peace, alright?

Soccer player: No way! Her!?

> The soccer players continue talking about Ai Ebihara...

Soccer player: Hey Daisuke, think you'd go for a chick like Ai-san?

Daisuke: Not in a million years.

Soccer player: Really? I mean, yeah, she's got major issues, but don't you
               think she's kinda hot?

Daisuke: ...Girls annoy me.

Soccer player: They do? How 'bout guys, then?

Soccer player: Knock it off!

Soccer player: Weren't you dating back in middle school, bro?

Daisuke: ......

Soccer player: Ohhh, I get it. You've got higher standards now, huh?
Soccer player: Must be nice to be so popular that you can get any chick you
               want! Us "normal" guys couldn't possibly understand...

[The soccer players leave.]

Daisuke: Whatever... Girls are a pain in the ass, right, Yu?

[Choices:]
- "Right on."
- "That's not true..."
- "Quit showing off."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Right on."]

Daisuke: Yeah, you see where I'm comin' from?

> Daisuke looks happy.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's not true..."]

Daisuke: Hmm... Maybe I'm not patient enough?

> Daisuke looks puzzled...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Quit showing off."]

Daisuke: Uh, I didn't mean it to come out that way...

> Daisuke looks uncomfortable...

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Daisuke: Girls don't even talk to me, but they're always coming up and asking
         me out. What do they know about me?
Daisuke: ......

[Kou approaches.]

Kou: You guys done over here? Same thing as last time, right? A little
     overtime practice, and then we'll clean up.
Kou: Let's do this!

Daisuke: Hm...
Daisuke: Haha. Sure, let's do it.

> The two of them are willing to help you train today, too.
> You feel your relationship with Daisuke and Kou has grown stronger...

> The Fellow Athletes Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Strength Arcana has grown!

> After practice, you cleaned up and went home.

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<>>-----[Strength Level 5 Skit][SDSL05]------------------------------------<<>
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> Yasogami High field...

Soccer player: Alright, we've got a game today, so don't hold back!

> The soccer game began.
> It's time to show the results of your hard practice!

Daisuke: Whoa!

Soccer player: What was that!?
Soccer player: Nice! Get the ball to Yu if he's open!

Soccer player: That was crazy, Yu! I didn't know you could hustle like that!
Soccer player: With him on the team, we might have a shot at next year's
               tournament.
Soccer player: Man, I'm glad you came along.

> Thanks to your play, it seems the rest of the team has begun to acknowledge
  you.
> You owe it all to your training...

> Central shopping district, Chinese Diner Aiya...
> After waiting for basketball practice to end, you came here with Daisuke and
  Kou...

Kou: That's awesome! So the training paid off, huh?

Daisuke: You should've seen the looks on their faces.
Daisuke: Now he won't get stuck with all the grunt work. He's one of the team!

> Daisuke is beaming as if it's all thanks to him...

Kou: Nice. So am I free now?
Kou: It's hard work polishing balls after a full day of b-ball practice.

Daisuke: Yeah, thanks for helping out, Kou.

Kou: It's not like I did it for you!
Kou: Still, Yu, I'm glad it all worked out!

> Kou is also beaming like it's all thanks to him...

[Choices:]
- "Thanks, guys..."
- "I'm just getting warmed up."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Thanks, guys..."]

Daisuke: No worries. In the end, it was all you, man.

> Daisuke nods.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm just getting warmed up."]

Daisuke: Hey, you sound pretty confident. Maybe I should leave the team to
         you, huh?

> Daisuke laughs.

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Kou: Well, I say we celebrate!
Kou: One extra order of mapo rice, please! Yu, yours is on me.

> The three of you celebrated the end of your training...
> You feel your relationship has grown even stronger...

> The Fellow Athletes Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Strength Arcana has grown!

Daisuke: I'll have the pepper steak. Hold the green peppers.

Kou: ...Hold the peppers? All you've got left is meat, dude.
Kou: If that's all you want, why don't you order this?

> ......
> The three of you had a good time talking about food...

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<>>-----[Strength Level 6 Skit][SDSL06]------------------------------------<<>
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> Yasogami High field...
> You attended soccer practice.
> Your Diligence has increased.

Soccer player: Daisuke, what's your problem? Are you hurt or something?

Daisuke: Huh? What do you mean?

Kou: Wow, basketball practice finished before soccer today? It's a miracle!

Soccer player: You're running like a fat kid with asthma, and you're letting
               guys drive right past you.

Daisuke: Don't worry... When I play for real, I'll be fine.

Soccer player: Yeah, well, when I play for real, I'm a freakin' juggernaut!
               Haha.

Kou: You have to play seriously, dude.
Kou: If you're not gonna play for real at practice, why are you playing at
     all...?

Daisuke: Kou...? What's that supposed to mean?

Kou: You think I don't know?

Daisuke: ......

Soccer player: H-Hey you guys... lighten up...

Daisuke: Go on, say it, Kou. What do you mean?

> The air is tense...

Kou: Why don't you ask yourself?

Varsity player: Hey, what the hell's going on over here?

Daisuke: ......

Varsity player: ...Daisuke, sprint over to the gym and then give me twenty
                sets of burpees!

Daisuke: ......

Female student: Hey, are you okay?

Daisuke: ...Kinda.

Female student: Um... maybe next time you're free--

Varsity player: Daisuke! You just earned yourself five more sets!

Female student: S-Sorry. Was that my fault?

Daisuke: No. I needed the practice anyway.

Female student: O-Okay. I'll, um, see you later then.

Kou: ...Sorry about putting a damper on everyone's mood...
Kou: ......
Kou: Yu, we need to talk.
Kou: It's about him...
Kou: I have to do some family stuff today, though. Would next time be okay?

[Choices:]
- "No problem."
- "Anything for you guys."
- "Long as it's not a hassle..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No problem."]

> You promised Kou that you'd listen...

Kou: Thanks...

> Kou smiles with relief.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Anything for you guys."]

Kou: Alright... Thanks!

> Kou smiles with relief.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Long as it's not a hassle..."]

Kou: I don't think it'll put you out too much... I hope.

> Kou looks disappointed.

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> This seems very important to Kou...

Kou: Daisuke really likes you, man.
Kou: I do too. You're the only guy I can trust to talk about him with.

> You feel Kou's trust in you...
> You sense a bond has formed between you, Kou, and Daisuke.

> The Fellow Athletes Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Strength Arcana has grown!

Kou: Oh, sorry. I better get going.
Kou: See ya later.

> You finished practice and went home.

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<>>-----[Strength Level 7 Skit][SDSL07]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High field...
> You attended soccer practice.
> Your Diligence has increased.

Daisuke: I have to do the class record today, so don't wait up for me.

[Choices:]
- "If you say so."
- "It's okay, I'll wait."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["If you say so."]

Daisuke: Ah... Perfect timing.
Daisuke: Later.

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["It's okay, I'll wait."]

Daisuke: You sure...?
Daisuke: ...Ehhhh...
Daisuke: No, man, really. I'll see ya later.

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Kou: Hm? What's up with the cold shoulder? Daisuke can be such a damn rebel.
Kou: Oh well, I guess that makes it easier. I need to talk to you.
Kou: Tell you what, we'll talk over mapo rice. My treat!

[Choices:]
- "Sounds good."
- "You treated last time."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Sounds good."]

Kou: Great! Heck, I'll get you a large!

> Kou looks happy...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You treated last time."]

> You tried to negotiate...
> Your Expression has increased.

Kou: Alright, fine. But I'm still gonna throw in an order of gyoza...!

> Kou looks frustrated...

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> You left school to listen to what Kou has to say.
> Central shopping district, Chinese Diner Aiya...

Kou: You probably guessed this, but it's about Daisuke.

> Kou speaks with a serious expression...

Kou: You've noticed him slacking off at practice a lot lately, right?
Kou: He never used to do that kinda stuff...
Kou: Before, he woulda died for any chance to play soccer.
Kou: You practically had to pry the ball away from him, even off the field.
Kou: But now he's half-assing everything...
Kou: I don't get it. Maybe he just doesn't think playing hard is "cool"
     anymore...
Kou: He took it seriously when he was helping you train, though, right?
Kou: He really wanted you to get good enough for the team to accept you...
Kou: Don't get me wrong, I don't think he was faking it or anything...
Kou: But... I wonder if part of that was him trying to make you do the things
     he feels like he can't anymore...
Kou: ...He's fooling himself.
Kou: It just pisses me off to watch him do this...

> Kou sighs...

Kou: How did he get like this...?
Kou: Ya know, his new attitude toward girls is pretty sudden, too.
Kou: He used to talk about girls like any normal guy would.
Kou: You think it could be related...?

[Choices:]
- "Could be..."
- "Maybe not..."
- "What are we talking about?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Could be..."]

Kou: You think so too?

> Kou nods...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Maybe not..."]

Kou: Hmmm... I don't know...

> Kou cocks his head to the side in thought...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What are we talking about?"]

Kou: About Daisuke's half-assed practices and his girl problems! Remember!?

> Kou sighs in exasperation...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kou: He can be a little blunt sometimes, but he's a nice guy.
Kou: He's been acting so cold towards girls, though, like he's saying stuff
     that he doesn't really mean...
Kou: ......
Kou: I'm only telling you this because I trust you, but...
Kou: ......

> Kou begins to speak slowly...

Kou: See, Daisuke had a girlfriend back in middle school...
Kou: But from what he told me, they never even held hands.
Kou: Then she broke up with him.
Kou: She made a big scene. She was all like, "You don't even like me, do
     you!?" I heard she even slapped him.
Kou: And ever since then, he's been saying stuff like, "I don't know what it
     means to like someone..."
Kou: At the rate he's going, he's gonna die an old hermit.

> Kou sighs...

Kou: What do you think?

[Choices:]
- "We've got a problem."
- "It's Daisuke's problem."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["We've got a problem."]

Kou: Yeah, I think so too.

> Kou nods.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's Daisuke's problem."]

Kou: Well, yeah, I know that, but...
Kou: You think he's really doing this because he wants to?
Kou: I mean, I guess it IS still his problem, but...

> Kou nods...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kou: Whoa!
Kou: I just had a great idea. I'm a genius...
Kou: You're with me on this, right? You're gonna help him?

> Kou is looking at you expectantly...

[Choices:]
- "Count me in."
- "Count me out."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Count me in."]

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Count me out."]

> You started to decline, then think better of it...
> You reluctantly decided to take part...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kou: Alright! Now we're talking!

> Kou is ecstatic...
> By worrying about Daisuke with Kou, you feel your bonds strengthen.

> The Fellow Athletes Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Strength Arcana has grown!

Kou: I'll set everything up. Make sure you wear some clean boxers!

> ......
> You passed the time with a rather vulgar conversation...

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<>>-----[Strength Level 8 Skit][SDSL08]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Kou stopped you on your way to practice...
> Okina City, in front of Okina Station...

Daisuke: So... What's all this about?
Daisuke: You made us skip out on practice, man. I think you owe us an
         explanation.

Pretty girl: Oh, there he is. Kou-chan!

Kou: Hey! Sorry for calling you here on such short notice.

Pretty girl: That's okay. We weren't doing anything anyway.

Daisuke: What's going on...?

Kou: What does it look like? I set up a group blind date for us.

Daisuke: Huh!? Why didn't you tell me!?

> You can hear the girls conversing with each other...

Cute girl: They're from Yasogami High, huh? How'd they get here? By bus?

Attractive girl: Yeah, that's way out in the boonies. I wonder how they plan
                 to get home...

Cute girl: Maybe they're hoping we'll invite them back to our place... Pervs!
           *giggle*

Pretty girl: Well, I think they're passable as far as looks go, don't you?

Daisuke: ...I'm outta here.

Kou: Huh? No, wait!
Kou: S-Sorry ladies, looks like tonight isn't going to work out!

> The three of you rode back home on the bus in an awkward silence...
> The flood plain...

Kou: I said wait, dammit!

Daisuke: I never asked you to try and set me up with anyone.
Daisuke: I only went because you told me it was important...
Daisuke: Don't drag me into that BS. If you want to get a girlfriend, do it
         yourself.

Kou: I did it for you!
Kou: You're always going on about how "girls are just a pain in the ass." But
     it's all an act!

Daisuke: Whaddaya mean, "an act"!?

> Their quarrel starts to escalate...

[Choices:]
- Stop them
- Stay quiet and watch
- Provoke them

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Stop them]

Kou: He's right... Sorry. Yelling won't solve anything.

> Kou looks apologetic...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Stay quiet and watch]

Kou: I'll tell you what I mean!

> Kou's face is red with emotion!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Provoke them]

Kou: I'll tell you what I mean!

> Kou's face is red with emotion!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Kou: You're just scared! You hear that!? Scared!

Daisuke: Scared...? Of what?

Kou: Of girls!
Kou: You're scared of being rejected again, aren't you?
Kou: That's why you give them all the cold shoulder. You don't have to worry
     about it if they hate you already, right?
Kou: And it's no different with soccer! You're half-assing it!
Kou: You're scared to play seriously and hit your plateau!
Kou: You're afraid that if you play hard, you'll be depressed when you can't
     improve anymore!

Daisuke: Wha...? N-Now you're just making things up!

Kou: You take all the fun out of life if you never have to feel pain. What's
     the point of living like that?

Daisuke: I don't need you to lecture me about my life!
Daisuke: You got that!? It's MY life! You guys have nothing to do with it!

[Choices:]
- "Yes we do!"
- "......"

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Kou: Of course we do!
Kou: What am I to you!? What is Yu to you!?
Kou: And what are you to Yu and me, huh!?
Kou: Don't talk like we have nothing to do with your life, dumbass!

Daisuke: I'm sorry...
Daisuke: Yeah...

Daisuke: Kou's right...
Daisuke: Girls are a pain in the ass, but I don't hate them... I'm just
         scared.
Daisuke: They come up to me and say they like me...
Daisuke: But then they tell me they can't understand me, they get
         disappointed, and break up with me.
Daisuke: Makes me wonder about myself...

Kou: You're talking about that girl you dated in middle school, right?

Daisuke: Dated? Tch, I don't think you could even call it that.
Daisuke: I still remember... She said, "You're not the guy I thought you were.
         The real Daisuke is the one on the field."
Daisuke: When I think about going through all that again, I get scared... or
         maybe lonely. It's hard to tell.

Kou: Forget about her...
Kou: There's always gonna be people like that. But you have to just let 'em go
     and move on.

Daisuke: ......
Daisuke: But... I can't let it go...
Daisuke: I still have feelings... What'll happen to them?

Kou: Ahh... You really like her, huh...?

Daisuke: After she asked me out. But...
Daisuke: She was my first girlfriend.
Daisuke: I was thrilled... All I wanted to do was hold her close to me.

Kou: Then you've gotta go settle it. If you don't, you'll carry this baggage
     for who knows how long.

Daisuke: ...You're too nosy, you know that?

Kou: Yeah, what of it?

Daisuke: ...Thanks.

Kou: You can be pretty sincere when you want to, Daisuke.

[Choices:]
- "That's his charm."
- "You think?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's his charm."]

Daisuke: Knock it off!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You think?"]

Daisuke: Shut up...!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Daisuke's face is red.
> You felt your bond strengthen with Kou and Daisuke...

> The Fellow Athletes Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Strength Arcana has grown!

Kou: Alright, Yu, it'll be your job to make sure Daisuke doesn't get cold feet
     about this thing.

Daisuke: I won't, dang it!

> The three of you had a good time before heading home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Strength Level 9 Skit][SDSL09]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High field...
> You attended soccer practice.
> Your Diligence has increased.

Daisuke: Hey, see that girl over there?
Daisuke: That's her. My ex-girlfriend.
Daisuke: She shows up every so often to watch us practice.
Daisuke: I wonder if she's as stuck in the past as I am...

[Choices:]
- "Could be."
- "Doubt it."
- "I don't know."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Could be."]

Daisuke: Then... we definitely need to talk. Not just for me, but for her,
         too.

> Daisuke nods with a gentle expression...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Doubt it."]

Daisuke: You think?

> Daisuke seems to be lost in thought...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't know."]

Daisuke: Then the only thing we can do is talk. Not just for me, but for her,
         too.

> Daisuke nods with a gentle expression...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Daisuke: Thinking back on it...
Daisuke: I... should've just told her everything that was on my mind.
Daisuke: Even if the truth hurt, at least we would have understood each
         other...
Daisuke: Well, I'll talk to her after practice.

> Thanks to you and Kou's efforts, Daisuke is taking a big step...

> The Fellow Athletes Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Strength Arcana has grown!

> Yasogami High shoe lockers...
> Daisuke is talking with his ex-girlfriend...

Daisuke: I just want you to know... I really did like you, back then...

Daisuke's ex: ......
Daisuke's ex: What's gotten into you all of a sudden?

Daisuke: ......
Daisuke: Hey, have you been coming to practice because you...

Daisuke's ex: Oh, he's here.
Daisuke's ex: Get outta the way, or he might get the wrong idea.
Daisuke's ex: Senpai, you're late!

Varsity player: Sorry about that. Tearing down the goals took a little longer
                than usual today.

Daisuke's ex: So you'll take me somewhere nice for dinner then, right?
              *giggle*

Varsity player: Sure, sure.
Varsity player: Daisuke...? What's up, man?
Varsity player: I'll see ya at practice. Later.

Daisuke's ex: Daisuke... Thank you.

Daisuke: ......
Daisuke: Hahaha... Ya know, I feel pretty good...

> Daisuke laughs with relief...
> You walked home with him.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Strength Level 10 Skit][SDSL10]-----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High field...
> You attended soccer practice.
> Your Diligence has increased.

Daisuke: C'mon guys, you haven't even finished your knee lifts yet!

Soccer player: *gasp* I... can't... run anymore...

Daisuke: That's when you've gotta push yourself! C'mon, one more lap! I'll run
         with you!

Soccer player: Yes, Sir...

> Daisuke is coaching with passion...

Daisuke: Whew, it feels like forever since I've been this exhausted!
Daisuke: But damn, it feels good!
Daisuke: I'm not gonna screw around anymore. From now on, I'm all business!

> Daisuke suddenly appears pensive...

Daisuke: I kept pretending that I was trying my hardest... But the truth is, I
         was hardly trying.
Daisuke: If I managed to do well playing at half my potential, nobody really
         cared that I wasn't taking it seriously.
Daisuke: And if I wasn't doing so hot, I had a copout. All I had to do was say
         I wasn't trying.
Daisuke: I was scared of the possibility that things could go wrong, even when
         I gave it my all.
Daisuke: Because if that happened... I would have felt like I had no business
         even being here...
Daisuke: Haha... Pretty lame, huh?
Daisuke: This is for you.

> Obtained Spike Brush.

Daisuke: It's a brush you can use to clean your cleats.
Daisuke: I realized I haven't used it in a long time... I just soaked my
         cleats and let 'em hang dry, like I didn't care...
Daisuke: But I used to like cleaning my cleats and soccer balls...
Daisuke: I don't know why I'm doing this... It just kinda popped into my head,
         y'know?
Daisuke: It's not super fancy or anything, but it's easy to use. You can I are
         gonna be running a lot from now on, so...
Daisuke: ...Come on, let's grab some grub before we go home!

> Central shopping district, Chinese Diner Aiya...

Kou: I've been hearing people talk about ya, Daisuke.
Kou: "He's a new man!" "A demon awoke inside of him!" Words to that effect.

Daisuke: Yeah, well, I quit pretending. I was getting pretty bored of not
         taking things seriously.
Daisuke: You give it 110% and sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Not
         knowing is what makes it fun.

Kou: Ain't that the truth? Lay the charm on thick, get rejected, and cry about
     it later. That's a woman for you.
Kou: Still, too bad about your ex, though.
Kou: You were kinda hoping she still liked you, right?

Daisuke: What? H-Hey, that's not--

Kou: Whoo boy, look at his face. I think I've seen tomatoes less red than
     that.

Daisuke: Wh-What about you guys, huh!? All that "What am I to you" shit,
         you're the ones who should be embarrassed!

Kou: What, you want us to say it again? Maybe in unison this time?

Daisuke: Don't give me that touchy-feely crap!

> ......
> You spent quality time with Daisuke and Kou.

Daisuke: But yeah, uhh...
Daisuke: Thanks.

Kou: Don't worry, we'll always be here to embarrass you.

Daisuke: ...Gee, thanks.

> You feel a deep bond has formed between you, Kou, and Daisuke...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Zaou-Gongen, the ultimate form
  of the Strength Arcana...

> The Fellow Athletes Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Fellow Athletes Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Strength Arcana has reached its
  maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Strength Social Link, you can now fuse Zaou-Gongen, the One
  Who Demands Surrender!

Daisuke: I feel like I can finally move forward again...

Kou: That's good, man.

Daisuke: So, let's do another group date. Kou, you should call those chicks up
         again.

Kou: Huh!? Now you're gonna pull a 180 on me!?
Kou: Dude, you really ticked those girls off last time!

Daisuke: Oh. I guess you'll have to do some groveling then.

Kou: ME!?

> ......
> You take a moment to enjoy the good times with your friends, with whom you
  have formed a tight bond...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Sun Social Link][SASL]============================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Ayane Matsunaga Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Sun Level 1 Skit][SASL01]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Male student: Oh, and don't forget to stop by the faculty office and pick up
              the key.

Female student: Okay, no problem!

[The Female student runs into you.]

Female student: Ahh!
Female student: Oh... Sorry about that.
Female student: ......? Ummm...

> You told her you're here to join the band.

Female student: Oh, okay. Umm, wait right here, please.
Female student: Captain! Caaaaptain!

Band captain: This is Yu Narukami, a second-year. Let's give him a warm 
              welcome, everyone.

Band members: Welcome!

Band captain: So, Yu, have any experience with musical instruments?

[Choices:]
- "I play all the time."
- "Some..."
- "Never played in my life."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I play all the time."]

Band captain: Really? That's great. So you'll be helping me coach everyone,
              right?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Some..."]

Band captain: Yeah? Can you sight read? We aren't really that good...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Never played in my life."]

Band captain: Is that so? That's okay, we're not that good either.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Band captain: Why don't you stick around and watch for today? We meet on
              Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
Band captain: And... hey, Ayane!

Female student: Y-Yes!?

Band captain: Why don't you introduce yourself to Yu?

Female student: Umm, er, my name is Ayane Matsunaga. I'm a first-year.

Ayane Matsunaga: I-I play the trombone. And, uh...

Band captain: Alright, she'll get you brought up to speed. If you'll excuse
              me...
Band captain: Bring it in, guys. Break's over. Let's take it from the top
              again.

> You watched the symphonic band rehearse.
> The band members went home...

Ayane: Oh, Senpai... You're still here? It's okay, you can go home!
Ayane: Oh... I'm sorry! I was supposed to give you the details on our club,
       wasn't I?
Ayane: Umm, we meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays... er, they already
       told you that, huh.
Ayane: We don't take attendance, so you don't have to come if you don't want
       to. But practice makes perfect, so...
Ayane: If you keep at it, this is a great way to learn to express yourself!
Ayane: Though... I'm not the best example of that...
Ayane: Do you have any questions, Senpai?

[Choices:]
- "Where does the club play?"
- "Is there any drama here?"
- "Do you have a boyfriend?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Where does the club play?"]

Ayane: Well, sometimes we do performances at hospitals, or for senior homes.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Is there any drama here?"]

Ayane: Ummm... I wouldn't say we've got any bad blood here.
Ayane: We don't have that many members, so our roles are pretty much set in
       stone.
Ayane: Oh, that reminds me.
Ayane: Sometimes we do performances at hospitals, or for senior homes.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Do you have a boyfriend?"]

Ayane: Huh...?
Ayane: Ummm... N-No, I don't...
Ayane: ......
Ayane: I-I'm sorry. Y-You caught me off guard...
Ayane: A-Are people from the city... always that forward...?
Ayane: ......
Ayane: Oh, I forgot to tell you something!
Ayane: We do have performances sometimes, usually for hospitals or senior
       homes.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ayane: We aren't a big enough band to enter any competitions...
Ayane: But people enjoy our performances. We really pour our hearts into the
       music.
Ayane: Well... I say "we," but I don't usually play. I take care of all the
       paperwork around here.
Ayane: A-Anyway, I have to tidy up.
Ayane: Why don't you go on ahead, Senpai?

> Cleanup looks like a big task for just one person...

[Choices:]
- Help out
- Watch

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Help out]

> You offered to help Ayane.
> Your Understanding has increased.

Ayane: Huh? Uh, ummm...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Watch]

Ayane: Huh? Ummm... You mean... you'll wait for me?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ayane: N-No, i-it's okay! It's my responsibility! So, um, please, don't go out
       of your way!
Ayane: Still... It was nice of you to offer.

> Ayane is smiling cheerfully...
> You joined the symphonic band and became acquaintances with Ayane Matsunaga.
> It seems Ayane handles even menial tasks with a smile...
> You feel a faint bond forming between you and Ayane...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Sun Arcana...

> You have established the Ayane Matsunaga Social Link of the Sun Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Sun Arcana!

Ayane: Oh, it's already getting dark. Be careful out there, Senpai.

> You decided to go home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Sun Level 2 Skit][SASL02]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High music room...

Band captain: Cut, cut, cut!
Band captain: The trombone is flat. Is that you again, Ayane?

Ayane: I-I'm sorry!

Band captain: Alright. Let's see what we can do about the tempo in the second
              movement...

> You attended band rehearsal.
> You played your trumpet with passion...
> Your Expression has increased.

Ayane: You must be tired, Senpai.
Ayane: You have such great tone! I guess you weren't kidding when you said
       you'd played before.
Ayane: Oh, sorry, I know that doesn't mean much coming from someone like me.
Ayane: I was sticking out again today...
Ayane: I wish I had as much talent as you.

[Choices:] 
- "Effort is what matters."
- "You do have talent."
- "Maybe you should give up."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Effort is what matters."]

Ayane: Y-You're right! Just because I'm talentless doesn't mean I should give
       up!

> Ayane looks like she's in high spirits.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You do have talent."]

Ayane: Huh? Y-You really think so? I guess I'll just have to keep at it,
       then...

> Ayane smiles happily.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Maybe you should give up."]

Ayane: You... You're right. I shouldn't delude myself.

> Ayane has a grave expression...
> Your Courage has increased.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ayane: Oh, but... we have another trombone player here.
Ayane: Takeru-senpai. He's really good, so he always gets picked for the
       performances.
Ayane: That's why I've never gone to one. But it doesn't matter... I can't
       play in front of an audience anyway.
Ayane: I'm sorry... I shouldn't bother you with all this. I better get this
       place picked up so I can go home.

> Cleanup looks like a big task for just one person...

[Choices:] 
- Help out
- Watch

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Help out]

> You offered to help Ayane.
> Your Understanding has increased.

Ayane: Huh? Uh, ummm...
Ayane: Thank you so much... I'm sorry, you really shouldn't have to do this...

> Ayane looks apologetic.

> You feel Ayane's kindness toward you...
> Your relationship with Ayane has grown slightly stronger...

> The Ayane Matsunaga Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Sun Arcana has grown!

Ayane: Oh my, it's already getting dark.
Ayane: Alright, let's do it!

> You helped Ayane clean and walked home with her...

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Watch]

Ayane: H-Huh? You'll wait for me?
Ayane: I-I'll clean as fast as I can!

> Ayane cleans more frantically.

> You feel Ayane's kindness toward you...
> Your relationship with Ayane has grown slightly stronger...

> The Ayane Matsunaga Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Sun Arcana has grown!

Ayane: Oh my, it's already getting dark.
Ayane: Alright, I'll do my best!

> You waited for Ayane to finish and walked home with her...
> Your Diligence has increased.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Sun Level 3 Skit][SASL03]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High music room...
> You attended band rehearsal.
> You played your trumpet with passion...
> Your Expression has increased.
> Ayane isn't playing today...

Ayane: I'm back! Guess what? We've got our next venue lined up.

Band captain: Ooh, where?

Ayane: Two places--Yuryoku-en and Shiozawa Hospital. They want us to come play
       for them.
Ayane: Um, they said they'll give us an exact date as soon as they can.

Band captain: Did they request any specific songs?

Ayane: Oh, I-I'm sorry. I didn't ask...

Band captain: You didn't? Well, make sure you ask next time you talk to them.
              We kinda need to know.

Ayane: O-Okay. I'm sorry... Er, I'll go right now!

Band captain: No no, just remember next time. And don't forget to tell the 
              activities advisor. 

Ayane: A-All right.

Band captain: Oh, sorry Yu, but we decided who was gonna go to the next
              performance before you joined.
Band captain: You can play with us next time.
Band captain: Alright, that's it for today. You guys can take off.

[The rest of the band leaves.]

Ayane: Oh... I haven't cleaned up yet.
Ayane: I think I'll stick around and practice. I was out so long, I didn't
       even touch my trombone.

[Choices:]
- "You want me to help?"
- "Forget about it today."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You want me to help?"]

Ayane: Oh no! I'll be fine by myself.
Ayane: Trust me, I'm really bad. I'd only embarrass myself...

> Ayane's voice has no confidence...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Forget about it today."]

Ayane: I can't. I'm so bad. I need twice as much practice as everyone else!

> Ayane looks like she's enjoying herself.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ayane: Now that we've got a performance, I need to be tip-top.
Ayane: ...Not that I'll be in it, but still...

[Choices:]
- "You don't want to go?"
- "They won't let you go?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You don't want to go?"]

Ayane: Uh, ummmm...
Ayane: W-Well, I'm not very good, so it's really no surprise I never get
       picked.

> Ayane looks glum...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["They won't let you go?"]

Ayane: Er... I guess you're right. It's not that I wouldn't...

> Ayane looks glum...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ayane: But, I think I'll make myself useful.
Ayane: If I played along for a performance, I'd only give us a bad
       reputation...
Ayane: But there are lots of other things I can do for the club. Scheduling,
       accounting, cleaning up...

[Choices:]
- "That's a great attitude."
- "Is that what you want?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's a great attitude."]

Ayane: Thanks!

> Ayane looks happy.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Is that what you want?"]

Ayane: Huh...?
Ayane: B-But I think everyone else is glad that I'm here to take care of that
       stuff... So if they're happy, I am too...

> Ayane looks at the ground...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ayane: A-Anyway, I better start practicing! Be careful on your way home,
       Senpai!

> Ayane is concerned about you...
> Your relationship with Ayane has grown slightly stronger...

> The Ayane Matsunaga Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Sun Arcana has grown!

> You parted with Ayane and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Sun Level 4 Skit][SASL04]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High music room...
> You attended band rehearsal.
> You played your trumpet with passion...
> Your Expression has increased.

Ayane: Oh, look at the time. They're about to lock up the school...
Ayane: Shoot... I still can't play the part I was messing up last time...

[Choices:]
- "Can you practice at home?"
- "Can it wait until tomorrow?"
- "Why don't you give up?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Can you practice at home?"]

Ayane: I wish I could, but... my house isn't very insulated. Our neighbors
       complain about the noise.

> Ayane is thinking...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Can it wait until tomorrow?"]

Ayane: But if I don't get it right tomorrow...

> Ayane is thinking...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why don't you give up?"]

Ayane: Wow, you really get a kick out of teasing me, don't you?

> Ayane smiles.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ayane: It'd be nice to be able to play outside, but I'd embarrass myself if I
       went alone...

[Choices:]
- "Outside?"
- "Want me to help out?"
- "Alright, follow me!"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Outside?"]

Ayane: Yeah, I was thinking that maybe if I played at the river, it wouldn't
       bother anyone.

> The river is on your way home. Maybe you should go with her...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Want me to help out?"]

> You asked if you could accompany her.
> Your Understanding has increased.

Ayane: Huh...?
Ayane: A-Are you sure?

> Ayane looks happy.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Alright, follow me!"]

Ayane: Huh...?
Ayane: O-Okay! Um, th-thank you very much!

> Ayane looks very happy.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Samegawa flood plain...
> You practiced with Ayane.
> Your Expression has increased.

Ayane: Hmmm...

> Ayane is constantly playing the wrong notes...

Ayane: *sigh* I-I'm sorry.
Ayane: Oh... I'm distracting you from your own practice, aren't I...

[Choices:]
- "Yep."
- "No, you're not."
- "Just hang in there."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yep."]

Ayane: I-I'm sorry! You came out here for my sake, and still I...

> Ayane looks apologetic.

Ayane: I... I really appreciate this. I never could have done it by myself...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No, you're not."]

Ayane: A-Are you sure? Thank you...

> Ayane looks relieved...

Ayane: I really appreciate you practicing with me. It makes me happy.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Just hang in there."]

> You lectured Ayane on the importance of perseverance...
> Your Diligence has increased.

Ayane: Y-You're right! If I have time to whine, I have time to practice!

> Ayane looks motivated again.

Ayane: I really appreciate you practicing with me. I'll keep trying.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ayane: S-So, um... thank you for doing this.

> You feel Ayane's appreciation for you...
> Your relationship with Ayane has grown deeper...

> The Ayane Matsunaga Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Sun Arcana has grown!

Ayane: I... I know I don't have much talent... but even I have dreams.
Ayane: I'd love to make music that could reach out to someone who really
       needed it...
Ayane: It'd be great if I could make people happy...
Aayne: Kind of silly, I know.
Ayane: W-We'd better be going, Senpai. I'll see you at school.

> You parted with Ayane and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Sun Level 5 Skit][SASL05]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High music room...
> The band members have been assembled before practice...

Band captain: Everyone here?
Band captain: Bad news, guys. I just got word that Takeru's been in an
              accident.

> The band members are stirring...

Band captain: Hey, hey! I'm still talking here!
Band captain: It's nothing serious. From what I've heard, he just fell off his
              scooter. But...
Band captain: He hurt his arm.

Male player: Ouch... Is it broken?

Band captain: No, but I guess it's sprained. He's gonna need some time to
              recuperate.
Band captain: Anyway, we don't know when he'll be able to come back... Which
              leads us to our next problem: the performance.
Band captain: Ayane! Looks like you'll be his replacement.

Ayane: O-Okay!

Female player: Wait a second, doesn't the song we're doing have a trombone
               solo?

Band captain: Yeah, what of it? Maybe you'd like to switch to trombone and do
              it yourself? She can handle this.

Ayane: Uh, umm...

Band captain: Alright, let's work in our sections today.
Band captain: Ayane, practice by yourself. Try to get caught up to the rest of
              us, okay?

Ayane: A-Alright! I-I-I'll do my best...

> Everyone practiced their parts...
> You played your instrument with passion...
> Your Expression has increased.

Ayane: Dahhh, Dah-da-dah... Rest... then...

> As the others leave, Ayane stays engrossed in her practice...

[Choices:]
- Talk to her
- Leave her alone

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Talk to her]

Ayane: Dah-dah-dah-dahhhh-dah...
Ayane: Yes!?
Ayane: Oh, Senpai...! Sorry, you startled me.
Ayane: Practice is over, huh?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Leave her alone]

Ayane: Dah-dah-dah-dahhhh-dah... Ummm...
Ayane: Oh...! Practice is over!
Ayane: Oh, S-Senpai... I'm sorry. I was so wrapped up in practice...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ayane: I don't know the solo at all... I never imagined I'd be the one playing
       it...
Ayane: What should I do...? I...
Ayane: I can't do it. I'll screw it all up...
Ayane: I-I... I can't do anything right!
Ayane: All I ever wanted to play was the flute, but my parents said it was too
       expensive to buy one...
Ayane: We had a trombone in the closet, so they told me to play that
       instead...
Ayane: It's hard for a girl my size to play such a huge instrument... But I
       had no choice...
Ayane: No matter how much I practice, I don't get any better.
Ayane: I'm already afraid of sticking out during practice... And now... a
       solo...
Ayane: I can't... I can't do it...

[Choices:]
- "Don't worry, you can do it!"
- "But who else is there?"
- "It's okay to mess up."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't worry, you can do it!"]

> You tried encouraging her...
> Your Expression has increased.

Ayane: Hm...

> Ayane nods silently...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["But who else is there?"]

> You confronted her with the reality of the situation...
> Your Courage has increased.

Ayane: B-But... There are tons of people out there who are better than me...
Ayane: Maybe it'd be faster if we looked for someone else to play it...

> It seems Ayane has lost all confidence in herself...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's okay to mess up."]

Ayane: I-I can't fail...
Ayane: ......
Ayane: Haha... That's funny. I know I shouldn't be, but I feel... relieved.

> Ayane's smile returned...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ayane: *sigh* I'm sorry...
Ayane: I feel a little better now. This is all so much...
Ayane: Um...
Ayane: Th-Thank you very much, Senpai.
Ayane: As long as you're here... I think I'll be able to keep on trying.

> You feel Ayane is relying on you...
> Your relationship with Ayane has grown deeper...

> The Ayane Matsunaga Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Sun Arcana has grown!

Ayane: I'm going to stay here and practice a little longer. But don't worry,
       I won't get discouraged again!

> You said goodbye to an enthusiastic Ayane and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Sun Level 6 Skit][SASL06]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High music room...
> You attended band rehearsal.
> You played your trumpet with passion...
> Your Expression has increased.
> Ayane is sounding good...

Ayane: Senpai!
Ayane: I'm going to the river to practice!
Ayane: It's so peaceful there. There's even a little roof nearby, so I can
       still practice when it's raining.
Ayane: I've been going there every day, even when we don't have rehearsal. I
       need all the practice I can get!
Ayane: It may be a lost cause, but... I might as well try.
Ayane: It's all thanks to you, Senpai. If I'd been on my own... I would've
       given up.
Ayane: Senpai... I...
Ayane: I'll make it a performance to be proud of... for both of us...
Ayane: ...I want to make you smile.

> You feel Ayane's affection for you...
> Your relationship with Ayane has grown deeper...

> The Ayane Matsunaga Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Sun Arcana has grown!

Ayane: Uh... well... I'll be on my way now!

> You parted with an enthusiastic Ayane and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Sun Level 7 Skit][SASL07]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High music room...
> The band members seem jittery about today's performance...

Ayane: I-It's finally here... I-I-I'm s-so nervous...
Ayane: Senpai, will you please watch the room for me? I'll give it my best
       shot out there.
Ayane: I want to come back with my head held high!

Band captain: Everyone here?

Ayane: Yes!

Band captain: Alright, then let's do this!
Band captain: ...But first, we have a surprise guest!

Male student: Oh come on, can the theatrics...

Flamboyant player: Takeru! How's your arm? Are you okay?

> Takeru...?
> That's the trombone player who's better than Ayane...

Takeru: Yeah, I'm fine. It's practically healed already.
Takeru: It was a close call, but I'll be able to play.
Takeru: We're gonna tune up on site, right?

Male player: Yeah, but... the trombone part is...

Ayane: ......
Ayane: Uh, w-well...

Takeru: Huh? You guys look like someone died. What'd I miss?

Band captain: What are you gonna do, Ayane?

Ayane: Huh? Well, I...

Takeru: Ohhh, I get it...
Takeru: No big deal. I'll sit out this time...

Senior player: ...I think Takeru should play. He's better, and he's more used
               to performing in public.
Senior player: You guys are with me, right? We can't afford to blow this.

> The other members are remaining silent...

[Choices:]
- Stick up for Ayane
- Keep quiet

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Stick up for Ayane]

> You explained to the other members how hard Ayane has practiced...
> Your Expression has increased.

Senior player: Awww, what a stirring speech. Wasn't that nice of him, Ayane?

Ayane: U-Um...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Keep quiet]

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Band captain: ...Well, I don't wanna force it either way. Ayane, I'll leave it
              up to you.

Ayane: I-I...
Ayane: ......
Ayane: Go ahead and do it, Takeru-senpai.
Ayane: It was your part in the first place, and I'm not as good as you, so...
Ayane: Please, take it.

Takeru: Hmmm... Well, if you say so...

Band captain: Alright, then let's get going. Head over to the bus out front
              once you're ready.

Ayane: G-Good luck, everyone!

> The band members packed up and left...

Ayane: ......
Ayane: Haha... I must look so stupid.
Ayane: I... I must be stupid...

> Ayane started to cry...

Ayane: Nothing ever... goes how I... imagine it...
Ayane: It's no one's fault, but... time after... *sob* time...

> Ayane is weeping...

[Choices:]
- Comfort her
- Pat her on the head
- Hold her

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Comfort her]

> You comforted Ayane...
> Your Expression has increased.

Ayane: Mm...
Ayane: Haha... You're so nice to me...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Pat her on the head]

Ayane: Senpai...
Ayane: I...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Hold her]

Ayane: Senpai...
Ayane: *sniff* *sob*
Ayane: *sob* *sob*

> Ayane started crying harder...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ayane: I-I'm sorry...
Ayane: I thought I could finally see my dream come true...
Ayane: To think, my music might have actually reached out to one of those
       people...
Ayane: I thought this was it...
Ayane: That dream used to feel so far away, but for a minute there, it was
       close enough to touch...
Ayane: I know it sounds like a childish fantasy, but it's much deeper than
       that. It's more like... a purpose.
Ayane: So... so...
Ayane: I can't help feeling bitter!
Ayane: ......
Ayane: Ah...
Ayane: Hahaha... It's so funny...
Ayane: I've never thought about it like this before.
Ayane: Whenever I've felt bitter, I've known it was for the good of the band,
       so... I was satisfied with that...
Ayane: But that song ran through my head day and night, constantly, no matter
       whether I was awake or sleep...
Ayane: If I had even a few minutes, I'd practice. My arm started aching all
       the time...
Ayane: This is the first time I've really invested myself in it... Before, I
       always figured it was impossible...
Ayane: That's why I'm bitter. But letting myself be bitter... makes me feel
       good. It's hard to explain...
Ayane: Senpai...
Ayane: I feel like... I've changed a little.
Ayane: And it's all because of you...

> You feel Ayane's strong fondness for you...
> Your relationship with Ayane has grown deeper...

> The Ayane Matsunaga Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Sun Arcana has grown!

Ayane: Oh... I just noticed that we're the only ones left.
Ayane: Haha... Maybe it's not such a bad thing that I didn't go after all.

> You spent the remaining time at school with Ayane, who tried to keep
  smiling...
> ...You decided to go home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Sun Level 8 Skit][SASL08]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> Yasogami High music room...
> You attended band rehearsal.
> You played your trumpet with passion...
> Your Expression has increased.

> Samegawa riverbank...
> After practice, Ayane took you here...

Ayane: Wow, the rain has almost let up!
Ayane: Senpai, over here!
Ayane: This is where I usually practice.
Ayane: There's never anyone around, so I can relax while I play.
Ayane: Sorry for dragging you out here on such short notice.
Ayane: But I thought it would be easier for me to tell you something here...
Ayane: ......
Ayane: I think I need to start being more selfish.
Ayane: For as long as I can remember, I've never expressed my opinions. I've
       let them just build up inside me.
Ayane: I was trying to protect myself from conflicts by just avoiding them.
Ayane: But sometimes arguing about something and talking through it is what
       makes a relationship stronger, I think.
Ayane: I'm finally starting to see that.
Ayane: ......
Ayane: Well, no, that's not true.
Ayane: I've known that all along. But I was too scared to admit it...
Ayane: I was afraid of speaking my mind and getting shot down. I didn't want
       anyone to hate me.
Ayane: That's why I thought I could avoid getting hurt by just going with the
       flow... It was the easiest way out.
Ayane: But... then you came along... and made me realize I was just pretending
       not to see what I was doing.
Ayane: I've been keeping a lot of... unpleasant emotions buried inside. In
       fact, the real me can be pretty selfish.
Ayane: I want people to notice me, but I never make the first move. Selfish,
       right?
Ayane: ...That's me.
Ayane: That's why when I think about the other day, and how I threw away
       everything you did for me, I feel guilty.
Ayane: ...But you helped me do a lot of things I couldn't have done on my own.
Ayane: I pushed myself past my limits, and on top of that, I got to hang out
       with someone I really care about.
Ayane: But most importantly, you made me look myself in the eye. I never could
       have done that alone.
Ayane: You helped me hear my own voice.
Ayane: ......
Ayane: So, from now on, I'm not gonna pretend that I don't care what happens 
       anymore!
Ayane: I'll express my opinion, say what I think, and if that gets me on
       someone's bad side, then that's that.
Ayane: If I wanna get what I want in life, I've gotta speak my mind!
Ayane: I owe it all to you, Yu-senpai... Thank you!

> Ayane is smiling cheerfully...
> It seems you were able to help guide Ayane through her problems...

> The Ayane Matsunaga Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Sun Arcana has grown!

Ayane: Um...
Ayane: That being said, um... there's something... else.
Ayane: ......

> Ayane is blushing...

Ayane: Um...
Ayane: ......
Ayane: Senpai, I-I...
Ayane: ......

> You have a hunch what she wants to say...
> What should you do...?

[Choices:]
- Reveal your feelings for her
- Change the subject

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Reveal your feelings for her]

Ayane: Huh...?
Ayane: S-Senpai...
Ayane: ......

> Ayane is speechless.

Ayane: Y-Yes... Um... I feel... the same way...
Ayane: Ummm... So... I guess that makes me your girlfriend...
Ayane: Oh...

> Ayane is blushing...

Ayane: Umm... Then... You wanna walk home together?

> ......
> There's no turning back...
> Your relationship with Ayane has become intimate.

> You walked Ayane to her house and went home.

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Change the subject]

> You changed the subject and relieved the tension...

Ayane: ......
Ayane: Oh, uhhh... N-Never mind.
Ayane: ...W-Well, I-I better get home!
Ayane: S-So, g-goodbye!

> You parted with Ayane and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Sun Level 9 Skit][SASL09]-----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[LOVERS]

> Yasogami High music room...
> You attended band rehearsal.
> You played your trumpet with passion...
> Your Expression has increased.
> Ayane is playing well...

Ayane: Senpai...
Ayane: I-I still get a little flustered when it's just you and me... I guess
       it's kind of hard to believe...
Ayane: There really is such a thing as true love...
Ayane: I-I'm sorry! I shouldn't be saying things like that...
Ayane: ......
Ayane: *giggle*

> Ayane is smiling merrily...
> You feel the bond between you and Ayane has grown even stronger...

> The Ayane Matsunaga Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Sun Arcana has grown!

Ayane: Um, I'll try to get the cleaning done fast s-so that afterwards...

> Ayane looks at the ground nervously.

[Choices:]
- "Wanna go grab some food?"
- "Wanna go out and have fun?"
- "Wanna come to my house?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Wanna go grab some food?"]

Ayane: Oh, y-yes! I mean, sure!
Ayane: I-I'm not picky, so we can go anywhere you want!

> Ayane looks very happy.

Ayane: L-Let me get this place cleaned up! Sorry, it'll be just a few minutes!

> You stopped by a few places with Ayane before heading home...

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Wanna go out and have fun?"]

Ayane: Huh? H-Have... fun?
Ayane: Uhh... I don't really know any places to--
Ayane: Umm, I'll let you decide!

> It seems Ayane is excited.

Ayane: L-Let me get this place cleaned up! Sorry, it'll be just a few minutes!

> You stopped by a few places with Ayane before heading home...

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Wanna come to my house?"]

Ayane: Y-Your... house!?
Ayane: Ummm, I don't think, I'm... uh... ready--
Ayane: ......!
Ayane: I-I mean mentally! Well, of course, what else would I mean--Ah! I'm
       sorry!

> Ayane is panicking...

Ayane: B-But, umm...
Ayane: ...It's okay with me.

> Ayane is fidgeting...

Ayane: L-Let me get this place cleaned up! Sorry, it'll be just a few minutes!

> You helped Ayane clean and left school together.

> Your room...

Ayane: ......

> Ayane is silent...

Ayane: Ummm...
Ayane: Uh... Well...
Ayane: N-No, never mind.
Ayane: ......
Ayane: I... I just thought... your room kind of smells like you...
Ayane: ......

> Ayane blushes...
> ......
> Time passes as the two of you try to make conversation through the awkward
  silences...

> It has gotten dark, so you walked Ayane to her house...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Sun Level 10 Skit][SASL10]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

[LOVERS]

> Yasogami High music room...
> You attended band rehearsal.
> You played your trumpet with passion...
> Your Expression has increased.
> Ayane is playing a beautiful harmony...

> Your room...

Ayane: I'm sorry for inviting myself over like this...
Ayane: But wanted to give you something, and I would have felt weird doing it
       at school.
Ayane: H-Here it is...

> Ayane puts something in your hand.
> Obtained Handmade Ticket.
> It reads: "Ayane Matsunaga In Concert / Date: TBA"

Ayane: D-Don't laugh, okay...?

> Ayane laughs awkwardly...

Ayane: That... That's proof of my determination.
Ayane: I figured it was time to grab ahold of my dream, instead of letting it
       keep slipping through my fingers.
Ayane: I'm always using the word "if" when I talk about my music reaching
       someone... But from now on, it's gonna be "when."
Ayane: To really make it happen, though, I know I have to keep trying. I can't
       just look the other way anymore.
Ayane: And that's why... I-I want you to have this, Senpai...
Ayane: I made it myself, and I know it looks ridiculous... but...
Ayane: Someday, I want you to be at my first concert...
Ayane: ......
Ayane: So until that day comes... Can I stay by your side?
Ayane: Right next to you, preferably...

> Ayane is just gazing at you...
> You feel Ayane wants something...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Asura, the ultimate form
  of the Sun Arcana...

> The Ayane Matsunaga Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Ayane Matsunaga Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Sun Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Sun Social Link, you can now fuse Asura, the Highest of the
  High!

Ayane: It's... actually, my, uh, birthday, so...
Ayane: Umm...
Ayane: There's something... I want...
Ayane: Well...
Ayane: Senpai...
Ayane: C-Can I come over there...?

> You passed a long while with Ayane.
> ......
> It has gotten dark, so you walked Ayane to her house...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Temperance Social Link][TESL]=====================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Eri Minami Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Temperance Introduction Skit][TESLP]------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You were introduced to the children as an assistant caretaker.
> The children are extremely interested in you...

Boy: Mister, do you have a girlfriend?

Girl: Don't ask him that, you creep!

Boy: Let's play tag, Mister!
Boy: You're it!

> You survived the children tugging you in every direction.
> Your Understanding has increased.

> There is one boy remaining...
> It seems his guardian hasn't come to pick him up.

Day care supervisor: How are things, Yu-kun? Has everyone been picked up?
Day care supervisor: Looks like Yuuta-kun is still here.
Day care supervisor: It's always like this, though...

Woman: ...Hi, Yuu-kun. I'm sorry I'm late...

Boy: ...Whatever.

Woman: Are you... one of the supervisors?
Woman: I see...
Woman: I'm sure Yuu-kun will cause you trouble again, but please take care of
       him...

Day care supervisor: Yuuta Minami...
Day care supervisor: He's full of energy during his play sessions... Maybe too
                     much energy.
Day care supervisor: But once she arrives, he's a totally different kid... 
                     She's his stepmother, so I guess it can't be helped.
Day care supervisor: Yuuta-kun's father got remarried to that woman you just
                     met.
Day care supervisor: I heard she's from the city... I really don't know what
                     she's thinking.
Day care supervisor: Perhaps that's why Yuuta-kun is a troublemaker at school,
                     too...
Day care supervisor: The other day, he...

> The caretaker continues gossiping...
> You finished your job helping at the day care center and went home.
> You earned 10000 yen from your day care job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Temperance Level 1 Skit][TESL01]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You helped out at the day care center...

Yuuta: I don't wanna play house!
Yuuta: Let's play hide-and-seek! You're it!

> Yuuta is full of energy.
> Once again, the children tug at you from all directions.
> Your Understanding has increased.

Day care supervisor: Yu-kun!
Day care supervisor: Most of the children have been picked up, so you can go
                     home now.
Day care supervisor: I'll see you next time!

> You finished your job and went home.
> You earned 10000 yen from your day care job.

> On the way home, on the Samegawa flood plain...
> You see Yuuta's mother sitting over there.

Yuuta's mother: Oh, you're... You're the caretaker I met the other day, right?
Yuuta's mother: Oh! It's already this late?
Yuuta's mother: I've been sitting here all this time...

[Choices:]
- "Is something on your mind?"
- "Are you feeling sick?"

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Yuuta's mother: ...Oh, no, it's nothing.
Yuuta's mother: *giggle* You're a high school student, right? You seem so
                mature...
Yuuta's mother: I was heading over there... I was going to pick up Yuuta...
Yuuta's mother: But then something came over me... My legs just went weak all
                of a sudden.
Yuuta's mother: Every time I think about him...

> Yuuta's mother sighs...

Yuuta's mother: ...Have you heard?
Yuuta's mother: Yuuta and I aren't related by blood...
Yuuta's mother: He's my husband's child. I've lived with Yuuta for six months
                now...
Yuuta's mother: Only six months... Already six months... We don't ever talk to
                each other.
Yuuta's mother: My husband is away, so... Heh... It's just the two of us,
                alone together in a dark house.

[Choices:]
- "That sounds tough."
- "Yuuta's a good kid."
- "Just give it some time."

[All choices result in the same dialogue.]

Yuuta's mother: Oh... I'm sorry. I didn't mean to tell you all this out of the
                blue...
Yuuta's mother: ...But I'm glad you listened to me, that you spoke with me...
Yuuta's mother: Haha, it's sad, but these days, I don't even get to have
                simple conversations like this...

> Yuuta's mother is smiling weakly...
> It seems she is trying her best to adapt to living in the countryside...
> You feel a faint bond forming between you and Yuuta's mother...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Temperance Arcana...

> You have established the Young Mother Social Link of the Temperance Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Temperance Arcana!

Yuuta's mother: I'm Eri Minami.

Eri Minami: Nice to meet you. Please take good care of him.

Eri: ...Oh, that's right. I still need to pick him up.
Eri: It was nice seeing you...

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Temperance Level 2 Skit][TESL02]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You helped out at the day care center again...

Yuuta: Mister, let's arm-wrestle!
Yuuta: I'm the champion! No going easy on me!

> Once again, the children tug at you from all directions.
> Your Understanding has increased.

Eri: Oh, it's you... Yu-kun.. was it?
Eri: Yuu-kun, are you getting along with Mister Yu?

Yuuta: ...No!
Yuuta: You don't have to come pick me up!

Eri: Yuu-kun...
Eri: *sigh*
Eri: ...Do you like children?

[Choices:]
- "Yeah, I like kids."
- "I'm on the fence."
- "I hate kids."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yeah, I like kids."]

Eri: When you become a father, you'll probably help raise your kids...
Eri: Like those fathers in TV dramas... I'm jealous.

> Eri looks sad.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm on the fence."]

Eri: Children seem to like those kind of people.
Eri: I was watching a TV special and they said, "The outstanding father is the
     man who isn't conscious of his children."

> Eri started talking eagerly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I hate kids."]

Eri: Really? You looked like you were having a lot of fun...
Eri: So you basically just view this as your job, then? That's great.

> Eri is impressed...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Eri: *sigh* It's so tiring...
Eri: I don't hate him, but...

[Choices:]
- "Do you like him?"
- "You have problems with him?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Do you like him?"]

Eri: ...Of course I do.

> Eri is looking down...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You have problems with him?"]

Eri: ...It's more complicated than that.
Eri: Haha, you're still a child, I see...

> Eri is smiling sadly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Eri: I didn't like coming here because I'd run into the other mothers, but...
Eri: ...Haha.

> Eri smiled weakly...
> You felt like you could understand Eri's feelings of loneliness a bit...

> The Young Mother Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Temperance Arcana has grown!

Other mother: Ah... Are you Yuuta-kun's mother? Is it okay for you to leave
              Yuuta-kun by himself for this long?
Other mother: I'm not sure it's such a good idea.
Other mother: Even if you are worried about the young new caretaker being able
              to watch over your child.

Eri: ...Yes, of course. I'm sorry to trouble you.
Eri: Then... if you'll excuse me...

> You finished your job and went home.
> You earned 10000 yen from your day care job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Temperance Level 3 Skit][TESL03]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You helped out at the day care center...

Boy: Huh? Yuu-kun, you don't know Phoenix Ranger Featherman R?
Boy: You suck!

Yuuta: I dare you to say that again!

Boy: Yuu-kun's gonna get us! Run, everyone!

> Yuuta chases his friends as his face turns red.
> Once again, the children tug at you from all directions.
> Your Understanding has increased.

Eri: Yuu-kun, let's go home... It's getting late...

Man: Akio, we're going home!

Yuuta: ...When is he coming back?

Eri: Hmm? You mean your father...?
Eri: Hmmmm... I don't know yet.

Yuuta: ...I'm going home with Ryu-kun.

Eri: *sigh*
Eri: I guess he wants to see his father.

[Choices:
- "Probably."
- "I don't know."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Probably."]

Eri: I mean... even if he goes home, he'll be alone with me, right?
Eri: I'm just a stranger who barged into his life six months ago, so... I feel
     a bit sorry for him.

> Eri is smiling wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't know."]

Eri: He hasn't said anything to you about it?
Eri: I'm just a stranger who barged into his life six months ago, so... I feel
     a bit sorry for him.

> Eri is smiling wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Eri: My husband kind of set me up...
Eri: He only told me he had a child right before we got married...
Eri: ...But I thought he was the one for me, so I figured the three of us
     would be able to work it all out.
Eri: Then, right after we got married, he was sent to China on business.
Eri: He keeps in contact with me, but... It doesn't change the fact that he's
     not here.
Eri: *sigh* He's so inconsiderate...

[Choices:]
- "Do you love Yuuta?"
- "Do you love your husband?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Do you love Yuuta?"]

Eri: Huh...? O-Of course I do...
Eri: But you know, there's no way a child can get along with a new mother,
     right?
Eri: So it can't be helped...

> Eri is looking the other way...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Do you love your husband?"]

Eri: Huh...? I don't know...
Eri: When I married him, I thought he was the one... But I'm not so sure
     anymore.
Eri: Even so... That's no reason to get a divorce, right...?

> Eri sounds pretty emotionally detached from the situation...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Eri: Maybe I rushed into marriage too quickly...
Eri: When he told me I wouldn't have to work I thought it'd be a good idea,
     but...
Eri: Oh! Don't tell my husband, okay?

> Eri is smiling... But you can't tell if it's genuine.
> You feel like you understand Eri a bit more...

> The Young Mother Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Temperance Arcana has grown!

Eri: I wonder if Yuuta's home by now... I'd better be going now, too.

> You finished your job and went home.
> You earned 10000 yen from your day care job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Temperance Level 4 Skit][TESL04]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You helped out at the day care center...

Yuuta: Who wants to play ninja!?
Yuuta: C'mon, raise your hand!!

Girl: I don't want to play ninja! My clothes'll get dirty...

> Yuuta began playing ninja, completely ignoring the girl's objections...
> Once again, the children tug at you from all directions.
> Your Understanding has increased.

Eri: Yuu-kun, I'm here. Let's go home.

Yuuta: ......

Eri: Where do you want to eat dinner? We can go somewhere expensive if you
     want.

Yuuta: ...I'm not hungry.
Yuuta: I'm gonna play more!

Eri: ...I'll come later next time.
Eri: I even left in the middle of a show just to be on time... I'm getting fed
     up with this treatment.
Eri: *sigh*
Eri: I should have known better than to try. We're not related, so there's
     nothing I can do about it...

[Choices:]
- "So, Yuuta can't love you?"
- "So, you can't love Yuuta?"

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Eri: ......

> Eri is remaining silent...

Eri: They say when a woman starts breast-feeding, her maternal instincts
     awaken.
Eri: ...It's true, I saw it on television.
Eri: So, my maternal instinct towards him is shut away, especially since I've
     only known him for six months.
Eri: There's nothing I can do... Fate has determined that we will be forever
     distant.
Eri: Speaking of fate, have you heard this?
Eri: Your entire life is determined from before you were even born.
Eri: We're just little robots following the program our creator made for us.
Eri: So, whenever anything happens, there's nothing you can do about it... It
     was already decided for you.
Eri: Doesn't that make you feel better? Isn't that a wonderful idea?

[Choices:]
- "You're right..."
- "It's a boring idea."
- "It's not a good idea."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're right..."]

Eri: Amazing, isn't it?
Eri: I saw it on TV. I was so intrigued, I went to see a lecture by that
     speaker, too.
Eri: I was moved to tears... I was so relieved to know that there's a higher
     power!

> Eri's eyes are glittering...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's a boring idea."]

Eri: Oh, men like you just can't understand things like this...
Eri: I feel sorry for you. You live your life based on reason and can never
     explore your dreams or feelings.

> Eri's eyes have a sad look to them...

Eri: I saw it on TV. I was so intrigued, I went to see a lecture by that
     speaker, too.
Eri: I was moved to tears... I was so relieved to know that there's a higher
     power!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's not a good idea."]

Eri: But it was on TV. He's a really popular speaker.
Eri: It's good to have everyone like you.
Eri: Besides, everyone is entitled to their own ideas...

> Eri is frowning...

Eri: I saw it on TV. I was so intrigued, I went to see a lecture by that
     speaker, too.
Eri: I was moved to tears... I was so relieved to know that there's a higher
     power!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Eri: There really isn't much to do when you live this far away from the
     city... All I have is TV and the internet.
Eri: You can buy things over the net now! It's much more convenient. In fact,
     I'm having trouble staying in shape.
Eri: Honestly, though... I just want to go back to the city.

[Choices:]
- "Why don't you go back?"
- "Why don't you take Yuuta?"
- "Just let it go."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why don't you go back?"]

Eri: Huh? But I don't have any money... Plus, there's Yuu-kun...

> Eri is looking the other way...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Why don't you take Yuuta?"]

Eri: Huh? But I don't have any money... And with Yuu-kun, there's just no way
     I could...

> Eri is looking the other way...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Just let it go."]

Eri: Yeah... I gave up on that a long time ago.

> Eri is smiling wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Eri: ...I really tell you a lot of personal things.
Eri: Please, don't tell Yuu-kun... Or the other mothers.

[Choices:]
- "I won't."
- "Why would I?"

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Eri: ...Thank you, Mister Yu.

> Eri looks relieved.
> You felt Eri opening up to you out of a deep loneliness...

> The Young Mother Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Temperance Arcana has grown!

Eri: ...Oh my, look at the time! I'm sorry, Mister Yu.
Eri: I'll take Yuu-kun home now.

> The two left abruptly and awkwardly.
> You decided to go home as well.
> You earned 10000 yen from your day care job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Temperance Level 5 Skit][TESL05]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You helped out at the day care center...

Yuuta: Let's wrestle, Mister!

> Yuuta is energetic today as usual.
> Once again, the children tug at you from all directions.
> Your Understanding has increased.

Eri: Yuu-kun, let's go home, okay?

Yuuta: ...I don't wanna go home yet! I'm playing with Mister!

Eri: But doesn't that bother him?

Yuuta: No!

Eri: Okay... fine. I'm going home.

Yuuta: ......

> Yuuta suddenly turned silent.
> You decided to play with Yuuta for a bit and then walk him home.

> On the way home, on the Samegawa flood plain...
> Eri is sitting over there...

Yuuta: ...Is she mad at me?

[Choices:]
- "She's angry."
- "She's not angry."
- "Just apologize, Yuuta."

[Any choice results in the same dialogue.]

Yuuta: ......
Yuuta: She hates me.
Yuuta: But she has to take care of me... I feel sorry for her.
Yuuta: ......

[Choices:]
- "She doesn't hate you."
- "Just give it time."
- "Be a better kid, then."

[Any choice results in the same dialogue.]

Yuuta: ......

[You walk towards Eri.]

Eri: Oh... Thank you. You walked him here?
Eri: ...Maybe I should have you walk him all the way home. Ha ha...
Eri: ......
Eri: He looks so happy when he's at day care.
Eri: Today he yelled, "I don't wanna go home!" Well, obviously not. Haha...
Eri: Even if he goes home, it's just the two of us. He'll forget his father's
     face at this rate.
Eri: Poor thing...

> The two are unknowingly pitying each other...
> But it seems both are distancing themselves from the other.

Eri: ...I'm glad he's going to the day care center.
Eri: He looks like he's having a good time, and I have time to myself, too.
Eri: He seems happy even after he comes home, especially on the days you're
     there.
Eri: ...Of course, since we don't talk, I've never actually heard him say so.
Eri: Please take care of him.

> You sense Eri's gratitude...
> You feel that your relationship with Eri has grown deeper...

> The Young Mother Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Temperance Arcana has grown!

Eri: Yuu-kun, let's go home. Mister Yu has to go home, too.

> They awkwardly went home together.
> You decided to go home as well.
> You earned 10000 yen from your day care job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Temperance Level 6 Skit][TESL06]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>


> You helped out at the day care center...
> Yuuta looks like he's playing Phoenix Ranger Featherman R...

Boy: Take this, Feather Vacuum!

Yuuta: ...Feather Chop!

Boy: There's no such move!

Yuuta: Y-Yeah there is! I saw it!

Boy: You're a liar! Yuu-kun lied again!
Boy: Liar, liar, pants on fire! I'll tell the teacher on you!

> Yuuta is angrily biting his lip.
> ......
> Once again, the children tug at you from all directions.
> Your Understanding has increased.

> No one came for Yuuta, so you decided to walk him partway home.

Yuuta: Feather Vacuum...

> Yuuta is mumbling the move name...

Yuuta: ...I've never seen Phoenix Ranger Featherman R.

[Choices:]
- "Why not?"
- "You should watch it."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Yuuta: ...She's always watching TV.

[Choices:]
- "She won't let you watch it?"
- "Have you asked to watch it?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["She won't let you watch it?"]

Yuuta: No... I've never really asked her if I can watch it...
Yuuta: If I do...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Have you asked to watch it?"]

Yuuta: N-No, I can't. If I do that...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yuuta: She'll hate me.

Eri: *huff* *huff* I'm sorry I'm late...

[Choices:]
- "No problem."
- "Yuuta was lonely."
- "Apologize to Yuuta, not me."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No problem."]

Yuuta: ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yuuta was lonely."]

Yuuta: Th-That's not true!

Eri: ...I-I see.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Apologize to Yuuta, not me."]

Eri: Oh... Y-You're right.
Eri: ...I'm sorry for being late.

Yuuta: I don't care.

Eri: ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> ...They seem to be growing even more distant.

Eri: I-I'll make it up to you. Is there anything you want? I'll buy it for
     you.
Eri: Anything at all. Just tell me what it is.

Yuuta: Huh...?

Eri: You like to play outside, so how about a soccer ball?

Yuuta: ......

Eri: Oh, okay... Y-You don't want one?
Eri: Ummmm, then how about a samurai sword?
Eri: When I was young, I used to...

Yuuta: No!
Yuuta: I don't want anything!
Yuuta: I'm going home.

Eri: ......
Eri: Rejected... again.
Eri: Haha... Things don't ever seem to go my way...
Eri: I don't know what a child wants...

[Choices:]
- "Featherman R."
- "Money."
- "A loving mother."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Featherman R."]

Eri: Oh... I think I saw a commerical for that on TV. It's a children's show,
     right?
Eri: I... I think it's on during one of the shows I usually watch... Phoenix
     Ranger Featherman R, huh...?

> Eri is surprised...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Money."]

Eri: That can't be right. He's too young to want money.
Eri: But you had me going for a second.
Eri: Oh... Maybe he really didn't want me to buy him anything.

> Eri looks depressed...

Eri: If I just knew some character he liked, I could buy him something...

> You remembered Yuuta mentioning something about Phoenix Ranger Featherman R.

Eri: Phoenix Ranger Featherman R...? That's that children's show, right?
Eri: I don't remember him ever watching it...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["A loving mother."]

Eri: That's...
Eri: That's... true, but...
Eri: ......
Eri: But I can't help it!
Eri: His mother is no longer here, and his father has chosen me!

> Eri is upset for some reason...

Eri: If I just knew some character he liked, I could buy him something...

> You remembered Yuuta mentioning something about Phoenix Ranger Featherman R.

Eri: Phoenix Ranger Featherman R...? That's that children's show, right?
Eri: I don't remember him ever watching it...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Eri: Well then, I think I'll buy him a Phoenix Ranger Featherman R toy or
     something.
Eri: ...Haha, it's like I'm earning brownie points.
Eri: Thank you.

> Eri looks enthusiastic.
> You feel like your relationship with Eri has grown deeper...

> The Young Mother Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Temperance Arcana has grown!

Eri: Then... I'll see you again.

> You finished your job and went home.
> You earned 10000 yen from your day care job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Temperance Level 7 Skit][TESL07]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You helped out at the day care center...
> Yuuta is playing Phoenix Ranger Featherman R.

Yuuta: Here I gooo! Feather Eternal Drill!

Boy: Argh... Y-You can't be that legendary...

Yuuta: Hahaha! There's nothing my drill can't destroy!

> Yuuta looks like he's having fun playing Phoenix Ranger Featherman R...
> Once again, the children tug at you from all directions.
> Your Understanding has increased.

> No one came for Yuuta, so you decided to walk him partway home.

Yuuta: You spilled the beans, didn't you, Mister?
Yuuta: You told her I liked Phoenix Ranger Featherman R, huh?

[Choices:]
- "I might have."
- "I didn't."
- "Tell who?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I might have."]

Yuuta: I knew it! You've got a big mouth for a guy!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I didn't."]

Yuuta: Huh? It wasn't you? Then how did she know?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Tell who?"]

Yuuta: Mo... Th-That lady!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yuuta: She brought me a robot and a DVD!
Yuuta: So, uhhh...
Yuuta: Wh-What do you think... would make her happy?
Yuuta: I-In return for her gift!?

[Choices:]
- "Anything would."
- "Just be a good boy."
- "Think of it yourself."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Anything would."]

Yuuta: You grown-ups always dodge my questions like that!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Just be a good boy."]

Yuuta: ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Think of it yourself."]

Yuuta: But I don't know! That's why I'm asking you!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Yuuta: Is Mother's Day... already over?
Yuuta: Oh! A four-leaf clover!
Yuuta: She said she likes them. She said they bring happiness.
Yuuta: Alright! I'm going to find a bunch of 'em by next Mother's Day!
Yuuta: Then she'll have a bunch of happiness!

Eri: *huff* *huff* I'm sorry for being late...
Eri: ...Yuu-kun, what were you talking with Mister Yu about?

Yuuta: N-Nothing!
Yuuta: You don't have to come pick me up! I can go home myself!

Eri: Haha... I guess it's not that easy to fix everything...
Eri: I wonder if he's afraid of me...

[Choices:]
- "Maybe."
- "He's not afraid of you."
- "You're both afraid."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Maybe."]

Eri: *sigh* ...I knew it...
Eri: Still, it's quite a shock to hear it from someone else.

> Eri is smiling wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["He's not afraid of you."]

Eri: It's okay... You don't have to lie.

> Eri is being considerate to you...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're both afraid."]

Eri: Both of us... So you're saying I'm scared as well, huh...?

> Eri is smiling wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Eri: Whenever I speak to him, he hides or leaves... He's always running away
     from me.
Eri: He must hate the fact that I'm here.

[Choices:]
- "You can't help it."
- "That's not true."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You can't help it."]

Eri: *sigh* ...I wonder if time will be able to fix it.
Eri: But I can't just think of the future... I'm suffering now, so it should
     be fixed now.

> Eri is smiling wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's not true."]

Eri: D-Do you think so...? Then maybe I'll hang in there a little longer...

> Eri displays a relieved smile.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Eri: Thanks... I feel a bit better.
Eri: I really can't talk about this to anyone else... Thakn you for always
     listening to my problems.

> Eri seems to trust you...
> You feel like your relationship with Eri has grown deeper...

> The Young Mother Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Temperance Arcana has grown!

Eri: I'm going home now.
Eri: Can I catch up to him from here...? Haha... I'll think of it as a
     workout.

> You finished your job and went home.
> You earned 10000 yen from your day care job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Temperance Level 8 Skit][TESL08]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You helped out at the day care center...

Yuuta: Stop it! Don't hit Misaki-chan!

Boy: That's not Misaki! That's Phoenix Ranger Featherman R's enemy in
     disguise!

Yuuta: ...Then I quit playing Phoenix Ranger Featherman R!

> It looks like Yuuta is protecting a girl...
> Once again, the children tug at you from all directions.
> Your Understanding has increased.

> You decided to escort Eri and Yuuta part of the way home.

Unfamiliar woman: Oh... Minami-san. You're with Yuuta-kun?

Yuuta: I'm going to play by the river!

Eri: Nakamura-sensei...
Eri: Oh, I-I apologize for the trouble Yuuta caused at school...

> The woman seems to be a teacher at Yuuta's school.

Ms. Nakamura: Yuuta-kun really is rambunctious. You can tell how he was
              raised...
Ms. Nakamura: Oh, who is this? He seems a bit young to be your husband.

[Choices:]
- "I'm a day care assistant."
- "I'm Yu Narukami."
- "Actually, I am her husband."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm a day care assistant."]

Ms. Nakamura: Oh, I see.
Ms. Nakamura: Lookin after Yuuta-kun's a tough job, isn't it?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm Yu Narukami."]

Ms. Nakamura: Oh, I see... So how do you know each other?
Ms. Nakamura: *gasp* You aren't...

Eri: N-No! He's a caretaker at the day care center where Yuuta stays...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Actually, I am her husband."]

Ms. Nakamura: ...You look so different from the last time we met.
Ms. Nakamura: I see... Husband, hmmm...?

Eri: N-No! He's a caretaker at the day care center where Yuuta stays...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Ms. Nakamura: Even so, he is quite young. I guess people from the city are
              different from us country people.
Ms. Nakamura: I guess it can't be helped that Yuuta-kun has turned out this
              way.

Eri: ......

Ms. Nakamura: It's sooo burdensome to make extra lesson copies for him.
Ms. Nakamura: I have to use my private time for that, you know? Well, I
              suppose it's all part of my job.

Eri: I-I'm sorry...

Ms. Nakamura: If it was just his grades, that would be one thing, but then
              there's his slight violent streak, too.
Ms. Nakamura: It's easy to laugh off now, but eventually it'll turn into
              bullying...
Ms. Nakamura: Which leads to delinquency, which in turn leads one day into...
              crime.

Eri: ......

Ms. Nakamura: ...Well, I must be on my way. I'm sorry to have bothered you.

Eri: All of the other mothers of children in Yuuta's class respect Ms.
     Nakamura as a good teacher...
Eri: They all gossip about me because I'm a second wife, and an outsider...
Eri: And you know how Yuuta is, right?
Eri: So, it's impossible for me to make any friends here.
Eri: If only... If only he was a more studious child...

[Choices:]
- "It's not his fault."
- "Grades aren't a factor."
- "It's your own fault."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's not his fault."]

Eri: Then, what? It's all my fault!?
Eri: I'm doing my best! And yet...!
Eri: I'm fed up, I'm just sick of it all! Why does this always happen to
     me...!?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Grades aren't a factor."]

Eri: They are a factor!
Eri: Because his grades are bad, his teacher's nasty to me, and that makes the
     other mothers gossip about me!
Eri: I'm trying so hard, and yet he's...!
Eri: I'm fed up, I'm just sick of it all! Why does this always happen to
     me...!?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's your own fault."]

Eri: What else am I supposed to do!?
Eri: I'm the one suffering here! I'm the only one who's trying!

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Eri started crying...

Yuuta: D-Don't bully Mom!

> Yuuta punched you as hard as he could...

Eri: A-Are you all right...?

Yuuta: ......

Eri: I just had something in my eye, Yuuta. Mister Yu wasn't bullying me...

Yuuta: ......

Eri: *chuckle* I-I'm sorry. But... Thank you.
Eri: I guess I'm... happy.

> Eri is smiling through her tears...
> You feel that your bond with Eri has tightened...

> The Young Mother Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Temperance Arcana has grown!

Eri: Bye, now. I'll see you again at the day care center.
Eri: Let's go home... Yuuta.

> You finished your job and went home, completely unfazed by any punches you
  may have been hit with...
> You earned 10000 yen from your day care job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Temperance Level 9 Skit][TESL09]----------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You helped out at the day care center...

Boy: Mister, you're the bad guy!

Girl: No, he's playing house with me!

> Once again, the children tug at you from all directions.
> Your Understanding has increased.

Eri: I'm sorry about the other day. Were you hurt?

[Choices:]
- "I'm fine."
- "I'm not that weak."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm fine."]

Eri: Really? That's good to know...

> Eri flashed a relieved smile.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm not that weak."]

Eri: *giggle* I should have known. You are a man, after all.

> Eri is smiling gently.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Eri: Yuuta was worried, too. Right?

Yuuta: ...Sor...ry...

[Choices:]
- "Don't sweat it."
- "I can't hear you."
- "Hitting is bad, okay?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't sweat it."]

[Yuuta nods.]

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I can't hear you."]

Yuuta: ......
Yuuta: I'm sorry!

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Hitting is bad, okay?"]

[Yuuta nods.]

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Eri: *giggle* Isn't he a good boy?
Eri: ......
Eri: Hearing him call me "Mom"... It had a nice ring to it.
Eri: I was so happy when he said it.
Eri: *giggle*
Eri: People call him a troublemaker and a good-for-nothing... And I believed
     all the things they said.
Eri: I didn't bother to look at him with my own eyes...
Eri: He gets angry and defends people, he apologizes when he needs to...
Eri: He's actually a sweet boy...

[Choices:]
- "Yeah, he is."
- "You're a doting parent now."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yeah, he is."]

Eri: *chuckle* Isn't he!?

> Eri laughed and nodded.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're a doting parent now."]

Eri: Hahaha, maybe I am. Being a parent is actually pretty fun.

> Eri is smiling gently.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Eri: I was labeling him like everyone else.
Eri: He's not related to me, he's the last wife's child, he doesn't listen to
     me, he's a troublemaker at school...
Eri: I labeled him over and over, then I told myself it couldn't be helped.
Eri: I was blind... No, I wasn't even trying to see him for myself. Maybe I
     was just afraid of facing him...
Eri: ...What took me so long, huh?

[Choices:]
- "Yeah."
- "It's never too late."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yeah."]

Eri: *chuckle* You really don't sugarcoat things, do you?

> Eri is smiling...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's never too late."]

Eri: You're right!

> Eri is smiling happily.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> This is the happiest you've ever seen her.
> You feel your relationship with Eri has grown deeper...

> The Young Mother Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Temperance Arcana has grown!

Eri: Yuuta! Let's go home!
Eri: Goodbye... And thanks for today!

> You finished your job and went home.
> You earned 10000 yen from your day care job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Temperance Level 10 Skit][TESL10]---------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You helped out at the day care enter...

Yuuta: Mister! It's your turn to be it!

> Yuuta is more energetic than ever.
> Once again, the children tug at you from all directions.
> Your Understanding has increased.

Eri: Mister Yu... Umm... Th-Thank you for taking care of my Yuuta.

Yuuta: Today's my last day!
Yuuta: I'm not coming here anymore!

Eri: Yuuta told me...
Eri: "We need time," he said...
Eri: *chuckle* It's funny, isn't it? I mean, he's absolutely right.

Yuuta: That's right!

Eri: We were talking... We thought that maybe we could try to become a family
     little by little.
Eri: In order for that to work, I think we need to spend more time together.
Eri: So, today's the last day he'll be here. When Yuuta's done with school,
     we'll spend time together at the house.

[Choices:]
- "It's for the best."
- "I'll be lonely here."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's for the best."]

Eri: ...Thank you.
Eri: We owe it all to you, but sadly, this is goodbye for us.

> Eri is smiling a bit sadly...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll be lonely here."]

Eri: Oh... Don't say that. It's not helping my decision any.
Eri: We won't see each other anymore, but... we owe this all to you.

> Eri is smiling gently...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Eri: I want to give you this.

> You obtained Clover Bookmark.

Eri: It's a four-leaf clover I found long ago and made into a bookmark.
Eri: ...I've already got my happiness. You can have it.
Eri: I hope you find someone nice.
Eri: I don't mean a lover... I mean, someone that you value enough to
     protect...
Eri: "I'll do anything for them!" You know, something like that.

> Eri's eyes are sparkling...

Eri: TV... Spiritual lectures... I was so stupid back then.
Eri: I was trying to find ways to satisfy myself without caring about
     others...
Eri: But there was no way I would have truly been content if the people dear
     to me weren't content also...
Eri: ...I was scared. But I've learned my lesson now. I won't just try and
     escape into my own personal time.

Yuuta: Yeah!

Eri: So today is our graduation ceremony!

Yuuta: Yeah!

Eri: Thank you so much...

Yuuta: Thanks so much!

> The two are smiling happily...
> It seems that you were able to support Eri...
> You feel the bond between you and Eri has grown tight...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Vishnu, the ultimate form
  of the Temperance Arcana...

> The Young Mother Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Young Mother Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Temperance Arcana has reached its
  maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Temperance Social Link, you can now fuse Vishnu, the
  Preserver of the World!

Eri: All right, let's go home, shall we?
Eri: Want to hold hands?

Yuuta: I'll race you!

Eri: Hey, go easy on me, Yuuta!
Eri: Then... I'll be going now. It's a small town, so I'm sure we'll meet
     again.
Eri: I'll be a better mother when you see me next time, so be surprised, okay?
Eri: So long, Mister Yu... And thank you.

> Eri and Yuuta raced home happily...
> ...You decided to go home as well.
> You earned 10000 yen from your day care job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>=====[Tower Social Link][TSL]===========================================<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Shu Nakajima Social Link.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Tower Level 1 Skit][TSL01]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Middle-school boy: ...I'm Shu Nakajima. Nice to meet you.

Shu's mother: I'm sorry, he's just a shy boy.
Shu's mother: But he's so smart, you know? He got the highest score in his
              class on his last test, and the teacher--

Shu Nakajima: Mom!
Shu Nakajima: ...E-Enough of that. We're going to study now, so get out.

Shu's mother: Oh, of course, dear. I don't want to bother you while you're
              learning.
Shu's mother: But, still... Yu-kun, was it? I hear Yasogami High's score are
              starting to climb up there.
Shu's mother: Shu's already in his second year of middle school, so we need to
              start thinking of applying to high schools.
Shu's mother: Well, knowing him, I'm not worried about getting into a good
              school. But, when it's time for college...

Shu: Mom! That's enough, I said...!

Shu's mother: Oh, my. I guess you're right. Well, then, Yu-kun, please make
              sure you teach him well.
Shu's mother: Study hard, Shu-chan, okay?

Shu: ......
Shu: ...Yu-san, right?
Shu: Let me tell you up front: I have no intention of attending Yasogami High.
Shu: The cram school I was going to wasn't that good, so I decided I needed to
     switch to private tutoring.
Shu: You were the only one available, so...
Shu: If I think you're inadequate, I'll have you replaced immediately. 
     Remember that.

[Choices:]
- "Nice to meet you."
- "Don't worry about me."
- "Wow, you're a little prick."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Nice to meet you."]

Shu: ...Same here.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't worry about me."]

Shu: ...Of course I'm concerned. I'd rather not waste time introducing myself
     to a stream of prospective tutors.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Wow, you're a little prick."]

Shu: ...I'm used to hearing that.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: ...Then, what should we start with? I don't have any subjects that I'm
     particularly bad at.

> You feel confident that you should teach him:

[Choices:]
- Math
- English
- PE

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Math]

Shu: That will be fine.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[English]

Shu: That will be fine.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[PE]

Shu: ...That's not funny.

> Shu fixes you with an icy glare, but you ignore it...
> Your Diligence has increased.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You tutored Shu.
> He grasps concepts quickly. He answers the problems you have for him in no
  time at all.
> You worked hard in explaining the subject to him in an easy-to-understand
  manner.
> Your Expression has increased.
> Your Knowledge has increased.

Shu: We'll continue next time.
Shu: ......
Shu: You were a good tutor. It was easy for me to understand what you were
     talking about.
Shu: ...I'm sure my natural intelligence had something to do with that as
     well, of course.
Shu: You're more than welcome to come again whenever you have the time.
Shu: I'll keep working at my own pace, as well. So, uh... Please come teach me
     again.

> ...You were accepted as a new tutor.
> You have become acquaintances with Shu Nakajima, the snooty tutoring pupil.
> You feel a faint bond forming between you and Shu...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a new bond...

  It brings thee closer to the truth...

  Thou shalt be blessed when creating
  Personas of the Tower Arcana...

> You have established the Tutored Student Social Link of the Tower Arcana!
> You may earn an EXP bonus when fusing Personas of the Tower Arcana!

Shu: Goodbye.

> You earned 10000 yen from your tutoring job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Tower Level 2 Skit][TSL02]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You tutored Shu.

Shu: With regards to Question Four, here: why does it use this formula?

> You tried to explain it to him in a way that he could understand...
> Your Expression has increased.

Shu's mother: Isn't this cheesecake delicious?
Shu's mother: I brought it from an online shop that's all the rage these days.
              It's been the top-ranked store for 15 weeks straight.
Shu's mother: Just like Shu-chan! First place in everything!

Shu: ...Stop it!

Shu's mother: But you're my pride and joy...
Shu's mother: So, Yu-kun, about Shu...
Shu's mother: Do you think he could make it into Tokyo University?
Shu's mother: I don't want him to ever have to have any hardship. Once he's in
              a good college, he's "set," right?
Shu's mother: Everyone has a natural talent. Shu-chan's just happens to be how
              smart he is!
Shu's mother: I just want him to go to a good college so he can get a good
              job, then buy a good house and find a good--

Shu: Mom!
Shu: Don't you worry about me, Mom.
Shu: I'm always on top. I am right now, and I always will be.

Shu's mother: That's right! He really is the perfect child...

> Shu's mother continues to lavish praise on her son...

Shu: ......
Shu: ...If I get into a good college... Am I really "set"?

[Choices:]
- "Of course."
- "I don't know."
- "I don't think so."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Of course."]

Shu: ...I see. Then I should be aiming for that, huh?

> Shu seems a little distracted...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't know."]

Shu: ...Isn't it almost time for the entrance exams?

> Shu looks at you questioningly...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't think so."]

Shu: ...How would you know? You're not even in college yet!

> Shu sneers at you.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: I don't really need to be "set" just yet. I don't really know what that's
     supposed to mean, anyway.
Shu: ...Well, I need to study. There's no point in asking about college unless
     I'm really smart.
Shu: ......

> Shu is looking down...

Shu: "Raison d'etre."
Shu: ...Do you know what that means?

[Choices:]
- "Sure I do."
- "No, what?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Sure I do."]

Shu: ...I'm surprised. Well, it makes sense, since you're three grades 
     above me.

> Shu nods.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No, what?"]

Shu: ...Er, never mind.

> Shu looks disappointed...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: ...It's irrelevant.
Shu: ......
Shu: I only have Mom, and the guys at school are all kids...
Shu: ......

> It seems that Shu has opened his heart to you, if only a little...
> You feel that your relationship with Shu has deepened slightly.

> The Tutored Student Social Link has reached level 2!
> Your power to create Personas of the Tower Arcana has grown!

Shu: Huh... Time's already up. We were still in the middle of that last
     question...

[Choices:]
- "Wait until next time."
- "I'll stay and help you."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Wait until next time."]

Shu: ...I see. Well, until then.

> You finished your tutoring job and went home.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'll stay and help you."]

Shu: I don't think you'll get paid overtime if you work after our time is up.
Shu: ...But thank you for offering to do that for me.

> Shu looks happier.
> You tutored Shu some more.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You earned 10000 yen from your tutoring job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Tower Level 3 Skit][TSL03]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You tutored Shu.

Shu: ...This forms a circle here, with a radius equal to the base of the
     triangle... and the height is... uh...

> You began to explain the problem to him in an easily understood manner.
> Your Expression has increased.

Shu: Um...
Shu: What do you think of your school?

[Choices:]
- "It's fun."
- "It's strict."
- "It's boring."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's fun."]

Shu: Ahh... I thought so.

> Shu looks disapppointed...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's strict."]

Shu: Hmm... It doesn't sound like [it], though, from what you've told me
     before.

> Shu sounds interested.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's boring."]

Shu: ...I guess schools are like that everywhere...

> Shu nods to himself.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: Moving on to other matters...
Shu: There's a transfer student in my class.
Shu: He looks down on everything here and says we're all a bunch of hicks
     living in the boonies. Everyone ignores him.
Shu: ......

[Choices:]
- "I'm a transfer student, too."
- "Well, it is the countryside."
- "Make friends with him."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I'm a transfer student, too."]

Shu: ......!
Shu: Oh... I-Is that so...
Shu: I didn't know...

> Shu seems surprised.

Shu: Oh, that's why...

> Shu thinks.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Well, it is the countryside."]

Shu: You're right...

> Shu laughs...

Shu: I guess being out here is like being the proverbial "frog in the well."
Shu: Oh, uh... That's what he said. That he was the frog because he, uh...
Shu: That he's from the city, and out here is the country, and, uh...
Shu: ......

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Make friends with him."]

Shu: I don't want to.
Shu: ...I mean, I don't like him. He's too self-absorbed.

> Shu looks down...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: School is a pain.
Shu: All my classmates are stupid, and the lessons they try and teach are
     absolutely pointless.
Shu: ...Your lessons are a lot easier to understand.

> It seems that Shu is slowly opening up to you...
> You feel that your relationship with Shu has deepened.

> The Tutored Student Social Link has reached level 3!
> Your power to create Personas of the Tower Arcana has grown!

Shu: Oh, time's up. This is a good spot to finish, actually, so let's just end
     it for today.

> You finished your tutoring job and went home.
> You earned 10000 yen from your tutoring job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Tower Level 4 Skit][TSL04]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You tutored Shu.

Shu: ...Oh, I see. The word "that" was omitted... So it's really saying...

> You began to explain the sentence to him in an easily understood manner.
> Your Expression has increased.

Shu: ...To tell you the truth, I'm not that good with the English language.
Shu: I can memorize what's in the textbook and get good grades on tests, but I
     don't really understand it...
Shu: But the teacher doesn't comprehend the difference between reading from
     the textbook and speaking to people.
Shu: Teaching must be a great job. Even idiots can be arrogant when they know
     more than you do.
Shu: ...They don't get what it means to learn at all.

[Choices:]
- "That's just how it is."
- "That's not true."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's just how it is."]

Shu: A student's value is equal to how well he scores on tests... Well, at
     least THAT'S easy to understand.

> Shu nods.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's not true."]

Shu: ...I don't see it that way.
Shu: A student's value is equal to how well he scores on tests. That's all the
     school cares about.

> Shu frowns...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: ...About the transfer student I told you about before...
Shu: His grades are pretty good... But he can't beat me.
Shu: So then, the rest of the class and the teacher made this face like "the
     transfer student is no good after all..."
Shu: ...Looking down on him...
Shu: And yet, he acts all big, so everyone hates him. Lately, no one even
     talks to him...
Shu: ...It's all so stupid.
Shu: ......
Shu: Why do I have to go to school when it's so obviously dumb?
Shu: That place...

[Choices:]
- "It's the law."
- "You don't have to go."
- "You're not the only one!"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's the law."]

Shu: ......
Shu: I know that much.
Shu: ......

> Shu frowns.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You don't have to go."]

Shu: But, isn't getting an education required by law?
Shu: Even if I transferred to a new school, that school would be just as
     stupid.
Shu: It's the same everywhere.

> Shu grimaces.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're not the only one!"]

> You scolded Shu.
> Your Courage has increased.

Shu: Oh... I see. Everyone goes to school against their will...

> Shu thinks deeply...

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: ...Yasogami High looks fun. At least, I get that feeling when I see you.
Shu: Oh... but the time I'm a first-year, you'll already have graduated...
Shu: Then there's no point, huh?

> It seems that Shu is slowly opening up to you...
> You feel that your relationship with Shu has deepened.

> The Tutored Student Social Link has reached level 4!
> Your power to create Personas of the Tower Arcana has grown!

Shu: Oh, time's up. ...Be careful going home.

> You finished your tutoring job and went home.
> You earned 10000 yen from your tutoring job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Tower Level 5 Skit][TSL05]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You tutored Shu.

Shu: It comes after the word "have," so I should be using the past
     participle... "done," right?

> You began to explain the sentence to him in an easily understood manner.
> Your Expression has increased.

Shu: ...Is English all about memorization, too?
Shu: Math is just remembering the right formulas and applying them. Chemistry
     is just remembering chemical equations.
Shu: The tests are just there to see if you can remember them, and to penalize
     you if you forget...
Shu: ......
Shu: Is there any bullying at your school?

[Choices:]
- "Yes, there is."
- "No, there isn't."
- "Not that I know of..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Yes, there is."]

Shu: Hmm... So there are idiots, even in high schools...

> Shu smiles wryly.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["No, there isn't."]

Shu: I guess I'd expect that from people in high school. You're more mature.

> Shu nods.

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Not that I know of..."]

Shu: I wouldn't really expect to see that from high schoolers...

> Shu thinks to himself.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: It's not like they're punching him or hiding things from him or
     anything... They're not stealing his money...
Shu: It's just that he... He doesn't have a place there.
Shu: Maybe that's not the same thing as bullying.

[Choices:]
- "Just ignore them."
- "Put some effort into it."
- "Leave it to me."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Just ignore them."]

Shu: He is ignoring them. ...They just ignore him, too.

> Shu looks down...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Put some effort into it."]

Shu: Effort...
Shu: Oh... I see.

> Shu thinks to himself...

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Leave it to me."]

Shu: ...Sensei.
Shu: Oh... Uh, thank you.

> Shu looks happier.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: Oh, uh... It's not about me.
Shu: It's about... the transfer student. The one I was talking about before.
     Not me.
Shu: ......
Shu: It seems that I've been talking to you about things that really aren't
     relevant to my studies...

[Choices:]
- "It's not like you."
- "I don't mind."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["It's not like you."]

Shu: It's not... like me?
Shu: What is like me...?

> Shu looks confused.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I don't mind."]

> You told Shu that his talking about school didn't bother you.
> Your Understanding has increased.

Shu: ...Thank you.

> Shu seems somewhat happy.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: Umm... You'll come again, won't you?

> It seems that Shu is starting to open up to you...
> You feel that your relationship with Shu has deepened.

> The Tutored Student Social Link has reached level 5!
> Your power to create Personas of the Tower Arcana has grown!

Shu: Then... take care.

> You finished your tutoring job and went home.
> You earned 10000 yen from your tutoring job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Tower Level 6 Skit][TSL06]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You tutored Shu.

Shu: I need to make this sentence have the same meaning as the one in the
     example here...
Shu: Umm... "He is good at..."

> You begin to explain the sentence to him in an easily understood manner.
> Your Expression has increased.

Shu: People who grow up speaking a different language end up thinking in
     their native tongues, right?
Shu: ...That's funny.

> Shu shrugs.

Shu: There's going to be a fair commemorating the anniversary of my school's
     founding.
Shu: So there was a discussion about what our class was going to do, and all
     the girls were being noisy...
Shu: *sigh*

[Choices:]
- "Were they a pain in the ass?"
- "Didn't you join in?"

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Were they a pain in the ass?"]

Shu: A major one.

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Didn't you join in?"]

Shu: I don't want to.

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<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: ...They're all stupid.

[Choices:]
- "You're just at that age."
- "That's not true."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You're just at that age."]

Shu: ...You used to think that before, but now you don't? Is that what you
     mean?
Shu: Is that how it goes...?

> Shu looks curious.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's not true."]

Shu: You've never had to be around them.

> Shu looks disgusted...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: ...School's like that all day, and when I get home, Mom is all over me.
Shu: "You're so excellent." "You can be number one."
Shu: "Mom's so proud of you." "You're my pride and joy."
Shu: ......
Shu: But I'm...
Shu: ......

> Shu looks worried.

Shu: Um... You only come here because you're being paid to, right?

[Choices:]
- "Of course."
- "That's just one reason."
- "That's not it."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Of course."]

Shu: ...Yeah, I thought as much.
Shu: I should get back to studying, then. Need to keep my value high...
Shu: It'd be a shame if I let a brain like mine go to waste...

> Shu looks sad...

Shu: ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's just one reason."]

Shu: There's something else?
Shu: ...It's the cake my mom keeps feeding you, isn't it?

> Shu laughs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["That's not it."]

Shu: Well... I don't need to know why you keep coming back.

> Shu looks happy, despite what he just said.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: Up until now, all I ever did was go back and forth from home to school...
Shu: I look forward to when you come to tutor me.

> It seems that Shu is opening up to you...
> You feel that your relationship with Shu has deepened.

> The Tutored Student Social Link has reached level 6!
> Your power to create Personas of the Tower Arcana has grown!

Shu: ...Oh, there's something I still don't really understand. Can you tutor
     me for a little while longer?

> You finished your tutoring job and went home.
> You earned 10000 yen from your tutoring job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Tower Level 7 Skit][TSL07]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You tutored Shu.

Shu: ...I've memorized this formula, but what exactly does it mean in real
     life?

> You began to explain the problem to him in an easily understood manner.
> Your Expression has increased.

Shu: These equations can be used in a bunch of different situations, huh? The
     people who came up with them were geniuses.
Shu: ...I wish I was a genius.

[Choices:]
- "Work hard, and you can be."
- "You already are one."
- "Just give up now."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Work hard, and you can be."]

Shu: You can become a genius through hard work? I thought you had to be born
     one...
Shu: ...I've already been trying pretty hard, in my opinion. It's still not
     enough...?

> Shu thinks to himself.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You already are one."]

Shu: No, I'm not.
Shu: If I was a genius, then I wouldn't be...
Shu: ......

> Shu shrugs.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Just give up now."]

Shu: That was unnecessary.
Shu: But you're right... I can't do anything about it.

> Shu shrugs.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: I'm sorry, I've been tired all day today... Can we finish the rest of
     this lesson next time?

> Shu looks pale...

Shu: Let's change the subject to something else. What's up?

[Choices:]
- "The other day at school..."
- "The other day on TV, I saw..."
- "What I like in a girl is..."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["The other day at school..."]

> You talked about school with Shu.
> Your Expression has increased.

Shu: ...Whenever you talk about your school, you always look like you have so
     much fun there.

> Shu looks sad...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["The other day on TV, I saw..."]

> You and Shu talked about a TV show that you both happened to see...
> Your Expression has increased.

Shu: ...They always talk about what happened on some show or another.
Shu: I don't watch that kind of stuff, so I never know what they're talking
     about.

> Shu smiles wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["What I like in a girl is..."]

> You told Shu about the kinds of girls you like.
> ...You ended up being pretty frank about it.
> Your Courage has increased.

Shu: Hmmm. ...That was a bit surprising.
Shu: By which I mean, really surprising, actually.

> Shu laughs...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: ...Oh, I'm sorry. It looks like we're already out of time.
Shu: Thanks for talking with me today. I think I was able to relax a little.
Shu: I'd like to hear some more later.

> It seems that Shu is opening up to you...
> You feel that your relationship with Shu has grown even deeper.

> The Tutored Student Social Link has reached level 7!
> Your power to create Personas of the Tower Arcana has grown!

Shu: Then... Goodbye.

> You finished your tutoring job and went home.
> You earned 10000 yen from your tutoring job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Tower Level 8 Skit][TSL08]----------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

> You tutored Shu.

Shu: ...Is this going to show up on any tests? If it is, I want to know a way
     to memorize it.

> You began to explain it to him in an easily understood manner.
> Your Expression has increased.

Shu: I've got a big test coming up...
Shu: It's going to cover a lot of material.
Shu: ...Oh, well. I'll be at the head of the class this time, too. I won't
     lose! I will not lose...

> Shu looks anxious, despite what he said.

Shu: ...Hey.
Shu: Getting good grades, being great at sports, being fun to talk to, and
     good-looking...
Shu: Is it possible for anyone to be all those things? Do you know anyone like
     that?

[Choices:]
- "I do."
- "Nope."
- "This guy."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["I do."]

Shu: I see... I guess those kinds of people really do exist...

> Shu smiles wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Nope."]

Shu: Then... if there ever was a guy like that, he'd be something really
     special?
Shu: So, if I ever met someone who was all those things... then there'd be
     nothing I could do, huh?

> Shu smiles wryly...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["This guy."]

Shu: ...You mean yourself?
Shu: You're really full of yourself, aren't you?
Shu: Teach me your ways!

> Shu laughs.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: ......
Shu: I've been having this dream lately.
Shu: In my dream, I'm on a train...
Shu: It keeps speeding up, but I don't know where the tracks lead.
Shu: There are no exits, so I can't get out, but there's someone coming from
     the car behind me.
Shu: I can hear the doors opening and the footsteps... I don't know who it is,
     and I get scared...
Shu: ...Every time I have that dream, the person gets one car closer to me.

[Choices:]
- "You must be tired."
- "You must be possessed."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You must be tired."]

Shu: Probably...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["You must be possessed."]

Shu: Huh...?
Shu: ...Please don't make fun of me.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: The only time I get to rest is when I'm sleeping, and I can't even do
     that right now. I want to be free...

> Shu's face is pale...

Shu: If I'm not at my best...
Shu: ......

> Shu suddenly looks tormented.

[Choices:]
- Ask what he's worried about
- Cheer him up
- Leave him alone

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Ask what he's worried about]

Shu: ...Nothing. Nothing's bothering me.

> Shu seems unwilling to talk about it.

Shu: I don't want to be hated.

> Shu tries to smile...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Cheer him up]

Shu: Yes...
Shu: You're right. I need to do my best... Thank you.

> Shu tries to smile...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Leave him alone]

Shu: ......

> Shu remains silent.

Shu: ...Oh, sorry. I guess I wasn't making much sense, was I?

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: Please... come back again.

> Shu looks helpless...
> It seems Shu is opening up to you...
> You feel that your relationship with Shu has grown even deeper.

> The Tutored Student Social Link has reached level 8!
> Your power to create Personas of the Tower Arcana has grown!

Shu: I feel like I'll be able to sleep well tonight. Goodbye...

> You finished your tutoring job and went home.
> You earned 10000 yen from your tutoring job.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Tower Level 8.5 Skit][TSL08.5]------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Shu: Uh... Hey...
Shu: Well, uhh, today...

Shu's mother: Sh-Sh-Shuuuuu!
Shu's mother: I just! *huff* Got a call! *puff*
Shu's mother: F-From the school!
Shu's mother: Shu!
Shu's mother: It's not true, is it!?
Shu's mother: Shu, it's a lie, right!?
Shu's mother: Shu, look at me! Shu!

Shu: It's true.

Shu's mother: ......!
Shu's mother: Shu...

Shu: I'm sorry. Please go home today.
Shu: I'm sorry...

> Shu's voice is trembling...

Shu's mother: Shu, what's going on!? I...

Shu: Go home, please...
Shu: Go home!

> ...It looks like you should just go home today.
> You decided to go back home...
> What happened with Shu...?

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Tower Level 09 Skit][TSL09]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Shu: Um...
Shu: I-I'm sorry about what happened last time. It got kind of ugly...
Shu: ......

> Shu says nothing for a while...
> ......
> The awkward silence continues...
> ......?
> Today's date is circled on the calendar.

Shu: Oh, that's right...
Shu: Today... is my birthday. I forgot...

[Choices:]
- "Happy birthday."
- "Don't forget next time."

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Happy birthday."]

Shu: There's nothing to be happy about...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

["Don't forget next time."]

Shu: My birthday doesn't matter.

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> Shu looks ready to cry...

Shu: Mom forgot it, too. She's not even here.

> Shu looks sad...

[Choices:]
- Have a grand celebration
- Have a modest celebration

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

> You decided to throw a birthday party for Shu.
> First, you need...

[Choices:]
- Cake
- Presents
- Guests

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Cake]

> You need to get a cake...
> Only one place springs to mind...

[Junes]

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Presents]

> You need to get presents...
> Only one place springs to mind...

[Junes]

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<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Guests]

> You need to get guests...
> ......

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

> You decided to call Yosuke...

Yosuke: Yo, what's up?

> You explained the situation to Yosuke...

Yosuke: I get it. Well, I can see why you'd want to help the kid out.
Yosuke: Leave it to me. Just text me the address and I'll find directions to
        his house later.
Yosuke: I won't be long, okay?

Shu: Huh...? What's...?

> You decided to wait for Yosuke to arrive.

Shu: ......

> Shu is in total shock.

Yosuke: Hey, I called the whole gang. It's cool, right?

> You were going to have a small celebration, but Yosuke invited everyone...

[OR]

> Yosuke seems to have gathered everybody...

Chie: Yosuke just called us up out of nowhere, y'know?
Chie: He was all, "Meet us at Junes!" I was worried there for a moment...
Chie: But a surprise party like this is the kind of surprise I like!

Yukiko: Me too. But we have to start this off right... with a song!

Friends: Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!
Friends: Happy birthday dear Shu-kun!
Friends: Happy birthday to you!

Shu: ......

> Shu is still in shock.

Chie: C'mon, now for the candles! Blow 'em out!

Shu: Huh? But...

Yukiko: If you don't hurry, you'll end up with a wax-flavored cake!

Chie: And no one wants that! Now come on, blow!

Shu: ...O-Okay.

Yukiko: One... two...!

> Shu takes a deep breath.

Chie: Whoa, it got dark! The lights, hit the lights!
Chie: ...Hey, who did that!?

Teddie: I-It's not meeee! Aaaaaack! No kicking!

Yukiko: Huh? Isn't the switch somewhere around here...?

Shu: ...Oof!

Yukiko: Ahh!

Shu: I-I-I'm sorry! I'll get the switch...

Yukiko: Oh, no, it's my fault... Huh?
Yukiko: Is this your face?

Shu: Y-Y-Y-Yes! Let go of my nose!

Yukiko: S-Sorry! I'll just sit back down...

Rise: Ow! You're stepping on me!

Yukiko: I-I'm sorry! ...Wait, where am I?

Chie: Sheesh, Yukiko... Let me handle this.
Chie: ...Guh!

Kanji: Ugh! Right... in the... solar plexus...

Yosuke: Everyone, just sit down! Yu, get the lights!

Chie: Is the cake okay!?

Yosuke: That's the first thing you ask about...?
Yosuke: Well, let's put that whole mess behind us...

Friends: Happy birthday!

Shu: Th-Thank you.

Chie: How old are you?

Shu: Uh, er, 13... I mean, 14.

Chie: Wow, that's young! Man, it must be great being in the prime of one's
      youth.

Yukiko: Umm, you're not exactly an old lady, you know...
Yukiko: But, um... Shu-kun. Your life is only beginning here.

> Yukiko smiles gently at Shu.

Shu: ...Oh, yes.
Shu: ......

Yosuke: Man, you have no idea when to turn on the cute.

Shu: I mean... it's nothing...
Shu: ...It's just the day I was born.

Chie: Yep! It's a time for celebration.

Yukiko: It's a reason to be happy.

Shu: Should I... have been born...?

> Shu mumbles to himself...

Chie: ...Stupid!

Yukiko: Stupid!

Yosuke: Stupid.

Kanji: Stupid.

Rise: Stupid.

Teddie: Stupid!

Naoto: ...Stupid.

Shu: ......

> Shu is surprised...

Yosuke: Of course you should've!

Shu: ......

> Shu is surprised...

Shu: ...Ah...
Shu: Yeah...

Chie: Alright, now for the cake!

Yukiko: Yes, let's all have a slice.

> The party livened up at this point...
> It's getting late, so everyone went home.

Shu: Um...
Shu: Thank you.
Shu: I-I...

> Shu begins to cry...

Shu: I...
Shu: I was suspended from school...
Shu: I'm sorry, Sensei...
Shu: I cheated...
Shu: I was so worried about the test...! If I wasn't number one, I thought...
Shu: There's no point in anything if I'm not the best... It's all I can be...
     If I'm not, Mom won't... love me anymore...
Shu: Mom asked me why I did it... She said she was betrayed, embarrassed...
Shu: She said... I'm not her son... She was crying...
Shu: ......

> Shu begins to sob...

[Choices:]
- Soothe him
- Wait for him to calm down

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Soothe him]

> You gently soothed Shu...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Wait for him to calm down]

> You waited for Shu to calm down...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: I... I'm sorry. *hic*
Shu: *sigh*
Shu: When I was able to write my name for the first time... Mom praised me.
Shu: She would tell anyone who would listen that I was a genius...
Shu: So I did my best...
Shu: I studied all the time... so I could live up to her expectations...
Shu: So that people would accept that Mom could raise a child on her own...
Shu: ......
Shu: I always had to be number one...
Shu: But then, he... that transfer stupid came along.
Shu: The school he came from was ahead of us, and he always got perfect scores
     on the tests...
Shu: Plus, he's good at sports... Good at talking to people...
Shu: He became "the best" in everyone's eyes, and they all started laughing at
     me...
Shu: I know that all I'm good at is studying... But now... I don't even have
     that.
Shu: Studying all day! No clubs! No friends!
Shu: What do I have left...?
Shu: I don't... have anything...
Shu: I'm nothing if I'm not number one! If everyone... If even Mom gives up on
     me...
Shu: I'm scared...
Shu: Cheating was the only option I had...
Shu: That's what I thought...
Shu: So I...
Shu: ...Sorry... I'm sorry...

> Shu begins crying again...

[Choices:]
- Comfort him
- Kindly reason with him
- Sternly scold him

<>>-----[Choice 1]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Comfort him]

Shu: M-Mom must be sad... I... I...

> Shu won't stop crying...

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<>>-----[Choice 2]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Kindly reason with him]

> You gently explained to Shu that he should never do it again...
> Your Diligence has increased.

Shu: Yes... I won't ever do it again...

> It seems Shu understands...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>-----[Choice 3]---------------------------------------------------------<<>

[Sternly scold him]

Shu: *sniff* I'm sorry...

> Shu seems to be deeply ashamed of what he's done...

[Scroll down to continue]

<>>=====[Continue]=========================================================<<>

Shu: It's Mom... She's back...
Shu: I...
Shu: ......
Shu: I'll go... talk with her...
Shu: ...Thank you... for today. I was happy...

> Shu tries to get his emotions under control.
> You feel that your relationship with Shu has grown even deeper.

> The Tutored Student Social Link has reached level 9!
> Your power to create Personas of the Tower Arcana has grown!

Shu: Come back again. I'll do my best...

> You left Shu's house and went home.

<>>========================================================================<<>
<>>-----[Tower Level 10 Skit][TSL10]---------------------------------------<<>
<>>========================================================================<<>

Shu: Umm... Thank you very much for what you did last time.
Shu: My suspension wans't very long. Having everyone staring at me hurt,
     though...
Shu: It's my own fault... I need to change.

> Shu looks hopeful...

Shu: Mom brought me cake. For my birthday.
Shu: She said, "I lost my temper and said terrible things to you, but I didn't
     mean any of it."
Shu: "I'll always be proud of you, dear." That's what she said.
Shu: ...I also told her... Why I cheated...
Shu: About what I was thinking, about the transfer student, about not wanting
     her to hate me...
Shu: Then, she said... "Let's start over."
Shu: "Let's start over... as a family."
Shu: I always thought a family was something that is already "there..." That
     it's something "finished."
Shu: But it looks like you can try to start it over again...
Shu: ...I wasn't paying attention to Mom this whole time.
Shu: I thought that if I wasn't the best, she'd look down on me.
Shu: ...Because of that, I must have thought that I needed to be number one in
     order to be loved...
Shu: But that wasn't true. It didn't matter. She loved me this whole time.

> Shu holds back tears...

Shu: I have to thank you... And you friends, too...
Shu: Thank you for recognizing... "me." I wouldn't have been able to talk to
     Mom if you hadn't.

[Choices:]
- "I'm proud of you."
- "No, it's all you."

[Either choice results in the same dialogue.]

Shu: ...Thank you.

> Shu smiles...

Shu: About this...

> You obtained Test Results.

Shu: I got this for getting the best score in a mock exam a while ago.
Shu: I thought that this... was my only bond with Mom.
Shu: But... it wasn't something I can see.
Shu: So... please take it away. Until I can laugh at how I thought about
     myself...
Shu: I cheated on a test, I got suspended... My permanent record must be a
     wreck.
Shu: I've gone right off the rails leading into a good college and a good
     company.
Shu: But... I can see now that I don't have to be on that straight and narrow
     path.
Shu: If I'd stayed on that rail, not thinking, not seeing anything except what
     was right in front of me...
Shu: My life would've been empty...
Shu: ...I'm going to think about my life and set my own path.
Shu: I feel... like my life is just beginning. Not because I'm young...
Shu: ...Because I just realized that.

> Shu laughs, embarrassed.
> You feel a tight bond between yourself and Shu...

  Thou art I... And I am thou...
  Thou hast established a genuine bond...

  These genuine bonds... shall be your
  eyes to see the truth.

  We bestow upon thee the ability to
  create Shiva, the ultimate form
  of the Tower Arcana...

> The Tutored Student Social Link has reached its maximum level!
> You have mastered the Tutored Student Social Link!
> Your power to create Personas of the Tower Arcana has reached its maximum!
> Yu Narukami has forged a bond that cannot be broken!
> By mastering the Tower Social Link, you can now fuse Shiva, the God of
  Destruction!

Shu: I have a favor to ask of you...
Shu: ...Starting today, I want to stop. The tutoring, I mean.
Shu: I was thinking of joining a club. Umm... th-the baseball team.
Shu: I've never played baseball before, but I've always wanted to...
Shu: ...I don't really know the rules, though.

> Shu laughs like a child...

Shu: I only had my studies... I had to be number one... That's what I thought
     all this time.
Shu: But if I think that, then I'll never have anything...
Shu: So I want to try a bunch of things.
Shu: I'm sorry, but please let me quit.
Shu: ...We can play baseball together sometime, though.

> You spent your last session as a tutor talking with Shu...
> You earned 10000 yen from your tutoring job.

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