Let’s Play Hatoful Boyfriend – Holiday Star! The Day The Night Slept (After) Part 3

 

 

020

hiyoko

Yuuya’s already off and getting stuff done! We’d better move along, too.

nageki1

Right.

Yuuya does seem pretty professional sometimes.

He even had a real gun during that time at Christmas… maybe he really is with the FBI or something…?

nageki1

I’m opening the door.
Are you ready?

hiyoko

Bring it on!

white

023

I was gonna go to bed here but it appears I can’t save. Another time, I suppose.

“The Lying Picture Book.”

024

Once, there was an Okosan.

There was something the Okosan wanted to find, no matter what.
So he ran to the ends of the earth.

The Okosan was very fast.
He could run anywhere.
He ran everywhere.

025

At the end of the earth, there was a giant hole in the ground.

026

The Okosan fell into the hole.
No one remembers the Okosan now.
Poor Okosan.
Poor Okosan.

027

okosan1

Cooooooo!
(Okosan is the pudding god!
Okosan is the god of Mount Pudding!)

hiyoko

Okosan!

Hostage confirmed!
Moving to secure!

hiyoko

Okosan, let’s get out of here.
Okay?

okosan1

COOOOOOO!

Okosan used WING ATTACK!
It’s super effective!

hiyoko

Ow! Ow! Okosan, that hurts!
Calm down and listen to me!

okosan1

Cooooooo!
(Okosan is not Okosan!
Okosan is the God of Mount Pudding!)

nageki10

You’re not being a particularly benevolent god either way.

hiyoko

Yeah, Okosan!
A god has to listen to the voices of the downtrodden common people!

okosan1

Coo?!
(R-really?!)

nageki10

Yes.

okosan1

Cooooo…!
(Unnnnnggg… in that case, Okosan will listen for three centimetres!)

hiyoko

Okosan, this pudding isn’t real!
You have to kiss it goodbye and come back to reality!

okosan1

Cooooooo!
(Silence!)

nageki10

So three centimetres is about ten seconds?

Looks like it.

hiyoko

Okosan, calm down!
This crummy thing isn’t the pudding you’ve been searching for all these years!

okosan1

Cooooo!
(Pudding is pudding!
What does Hiyoko know about pudding?!)

The music stops.

hiyoko

I don’t know anything about pudding!

nageki10

Er…

hiyoko

Think about it, Okosan! Is the pudding you seek something I could understand?!
Of course not! It’s something beyond and above, something completely outside my comprehension!

okosan1

!!!

hiyoko

Whenever you talk about pudding it’s like it’s the meaning of the universe, or final secret of the earth, or some sort of cult deity!

No matter how hard you’ve tried to explain it, I just don’t get it.
I still don’t know what the pudding you’re looking for is!

But I do understand that it’s not something you can find just like that!

okosan1

Coooo!
(Of course not! The Pudding is an amazing treasure!)

hiyoko

Doesn’t this strike you as odd, then?
How could you have found that amazing treasure without doing anything?

okosan1

Coo…?!

hiyoko

What have you been training for all these years?
Haven’t you been training so that you can find the pudding which sleeps forgotten at the end of the earth?!

You couldn’t possibly find a treasure like that this easily!
It’s a trap, Okosan!
A fake!

You have to remember, Okosan! Remember the pudding you seek!

white

okosan1

COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

028

okosan2

Coo!

Coo!

And before we know it, we’re standing in a room just like the one where we started.

Was everything we saw in here before just an illusion created by The King?

nageki2

Probably, yes.
He was hoping to hold us back.

okosan2

Cooooooooo!
(Okosan has remembered!)

okosan2

Coooooooo!
(True Pudding is the universe itself!
But it cannot be found in this universe!
It is infinite!)

nageki2

I… don’t think I follow.

hiyoko

Don’t worry, I don’t either!

okosan2

Coo, coooo!
(Okosan must return to the Earth and seek The True Pudding!)

029

The wall… cracked!?

nageki2

We must be breaking the shell, like the Migrant said.

hiyoko

Oh, I get it!
When someone starts thinking “I want to go home”, the egg cracks a little?

It doesn’t look like it will crack any more, though. And we probably couldn’t break it by hand… we’ll need to keep going forward.

okosan2

Coooooo!
(Okosan is going home!)

Okosan disappears with a zoooom.

hiyoko

Okosan, wai…!

Okosan gallops off into the darkness, snorting and cooing with excitement.

hiyoko

Well… he can probably take care of himself just fine.

nageki2

Probably.

My eyes are getting used to the darkness again, and I can make out another door opposite from where we came in.

Who will we find in the next room?

white

 


 

023

“The Uneclosed Picture Book.”

030

Once, there was a chrysalis.

The chrysalis was all alone.
It didn’t know how to grow up, so it stayed a chrysalis forever.

031

One day, a butterfly came along.
The butterfly said, “let’s be friends!”
“I can show you how to become a beautiful butterfly like me.”

The lonely chrysalis was happy.
Because it wasn’t alone anymore.

032

But… its friend the butterfly disappeared soon after.
The lonely chrysalis was alone again.

It didn’t know where to go anymore.
It didn’t know what it wanted to do anymore.

033

The lonely chrysalis shrank, and hardened.
Nothing will ever come out of it now.
Poor chrysalis.
Poor chrysalis.

black

034

mirukaku

Merry Christmas!!!

It’s the Christmas Junkies!
And here I was expecting some emotionally-charged, heart-wrenching scene.

nageki7

You shouldn’t judge by appearances.
Maybe these creatures have some sort of deep internal conflict as well.

Well, we did find out that they have a tragic backstory…

hiyoko

Miru, Kaku, we need to get out of here!
If we stay here too long, we won’t be able to go home anymore!

mirukaku4

M-Merry Christmas?!
(Whaaaat?!)

hiyoko

This place is called the Holiday Star, but it’s not Christmas, is it?

If we don’t get out of here, we’ll never be able to celebrate Christmas again!

mirukaku4

Merry Christmas!!!
(Shock! Times ten to the sixth!)

nageki7

…I suppose that’s an expression of surprise?

They do appear to be moved.

mirukaku4

Merry Christmas!
(That would be bad! Really bad!)

Merry Christmas!
(Miru and Kaku want to start preparing for next Christmas!
ZZZZOOM!)

020

The two of them run off into the darkness.

hiyoko

That was… a lot easier than Okosan.

nageki7

But there aren’t any cracks in the shell.
There must still be someone here.

I guess so.

We just went through this plain corridor a little while ago, anyway.
I already know who we’ll find through that door.

hiyoko

Enormous enemy is approaching!
Keep your dignity, Nageki!

nageki7

I’m already dead, so I think I’ll be safe no matter what, but… do be careful, Miss Tosaka.

023

hiyoko

Comin’ through!

Huh?
There’s no reply. It’s just a kitchen.

nageki8

Miss Tosaka, watch out!

black

What? What?!
What happened?!

Nageki slams into me from behind.
I go rolling across the floor.

023

hiyoko

Nageki! And I thought you were such a gentleman!

nageki8

I’m as surprised as you are.
Complain to whoever attached that thing to the ceiling.

hiyoko

…?

A gigantic bear trap is lying on the floor where I stood a moment ago.
Did that fall from the ceiling?

035

shuu1

Oh… do forgive me.
It appears to have fallen a little more slowly than I calculated for.
Do not fear, I will use more exact measurements next time.

hiyoko

What do you mean “do not fear”, you peoplecidal partridge proprietor?!

And you’re supposed to lay bear traps on the ground, anyway!
Hanging it from the ceiling? Really?!
I swear, kids these days can’t do anything right!

shuu1

I was planning to modify it such that it would seize the victim’s head and then lift them back up to the ceiling…

It would help with desanguinization you see.

nageki8

…I see you weren’t planning to close, after all.

My neck hurts just thinking about it!

hiyoko

Fluffy heretic chef!
I mean, Doctor Iwamine!
Your dark fantasy affectations end now!

You’ve noticed too, right?
This place isn’t normal!
We’ve been shut in.

If we stay here for too long, we’ll —

shuu1

Enter a persistent vegetative state?

What, you mean he already knows?

shuu1

I read a report on a similar phenomenon, where a number of people shared a dream… a few years ago, now.

I suspect we are under the effects of something not unlike mass hypnosis, caused by the eclipse.
…if that is not the case, you should not be here.

nageki8

…?

I was just idly wondering how directly involved with Nageki the Doctor was before the accident that killed him, hehehh

hiyoko

Well, at least we don’t have to explain it to you.
Let’s escape together, Doctor!

shuu1

No, thank you.

Rejected at the speed of light!

nageki8

Are you more comfortable here, then?

shuu1

Hmm…. who knows?
I haven’t even been here for half a day, I haven’t quite decided yet.

hiyoko

But didn’t you say yourself that you’re one of those sad people who only love research, Doctor?

Your brains will rot and drip out your ears if you stay in this eternal holiday kingdom with its happy-go-lucky King!

shuu1

It is as you say– if I have my fill of research, I cannot complain.

The term ‘vegetative’… is not entirely accurate.
The brain relinquishes control of the body and sinks into a state of pure, unadulterated thought.
Is this not so?

hiyoko

Umm…

Yuuya did say our brains were disconnected from our bodies, so… I guess so?

shuu1

To cast away all functions but conscious thought… what a pure state of being!
It fascinates me.

hiyoko

B-b-but!
Do you really want to stay in this dream forever, Doctor?
Since when were you the dreamy type?

shuu1

Dreams are not such rigid things as you seem to think.
The activity of the brain is no different while dreaming than while waking.

hiyoko

But there isn’t anything here to use for your favourite diabolical experiments!

shuu1

No… we cannot be so sure about that.
The King of this star seems to have absorbed the knowledge and experiences of all who have washed ashore here and blended them into a being capable of conscious action, after all.

You’ve lost me!

shuu1

To put it another way, the birds on this star hold within themselves the capability to replay any number of past events.

This star is practically overflowing with material for study.
Have no worries there.

…this isn’t the sort of thing that happens every day, after all.
Since I have the chance to experience it, I want to stay and take advantage of it.

hiyoko

Are you really sure about that, sir?
No matter what you study, no matter what you discover, you’ll never be able to announce it to the world.

shuu1

I seek knowledge, and knowledge alone.
I am not doing this for someone else’s sake, or for some earthly goal.

Given the chance to engage in unadulterated thought without outside disturbance, I am happy to accept it.

white

036

shuu2

Go on ahead.
We have nothing more to talk about.

The shell cracked!
Well, it did crack, but…

hiyoko

It looks a little… sub-par.

nageki2

Those cracks must be from Miru and Kaku.

Probably…

hiyoko

We don’t have much time, so we’ll go rescue the others!
Please reconsider while we’re gone, Doctor.

shuu2

Well… we shall see.
Hohoho.

This is no time for “hohoho”, fluffetic!

black

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