Let’s Play Hatoful Boyfriend – Holiday Star! The Day The Night Slept (After) Part 8

 

Meanwhile, Nageki and I are–

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…fighting for our lives with a physically revolting incarnation of The King!

The King

Thhhhhhhhhhhhe K-K-King sssssssssssssaa-aa-aai-d. d. d.

B-b-b-become.
B-b-ec-c-come.
Oooooonnne-nnne with ussss.

hiyoko

No, thank you!

There’s the sound of Hiyoko giving it a smack.

It’s no good! He isn’t getting hurt at all!

hiyoko

I thought he’d die if we hit him enough, but I don’t feel like we’re doing any damage at all!
If only I’d brought a halberd or something…!

nageki4

There’s definitely something wrong if he’s completely unfazed by your punches, Miss Tosaka.

It’s not like they’re doing nothing, though.
He just recovers very quickly.

Who gave this chump a regen buff?!

hiyoko

Wh-what do we do, Nageki…?

nageki4

Perhaps it would be best to wait for Mister Sakazaki.

Maybe so, but I’m getting awfully tired of The King’s incessant invitations!

Couldn’t I take him out if I bypassed his regeneration by throwing all my hunter-gatherer strength into a single attack?
There’s always a chance, right?

I should…

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hiyoko

Say your prayers, Mister King!
I’ll decide this one in one blow!

nageki4

…were you listening to me, Miss Tosaka?

hiyoko

Don’t worry, Nageki! If I can hit him, I can kill him!

Come to me, o spirits of my proud steppe-hunter ancestors!
My blood burns with the flames of the sun!
Grant me a single strike to split the crust of the Earth itself!

Secret technique!
Burning Amino-Shiki KIIIICK!!!

BONG, the music stops.

hiyoko

I did it!
He definitely felt that!

nageki4

Miss Tosaka…!

hiyoko

Err… huh…?

My leg is stuck deep inside The King’s chest (?). I can’t get it out.

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The King

W-w-w-w-w-weeeee are t-t-t-ogetherrr nowww.

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There are no words for the horrible sounds the King is making.

“Happily Ever After.”

That was fun.


 

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Nageki’s right. We probably can’t get through with force alone!
We’ll have to buy time and wait for backup.

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The King

M-m-m-mak-k-king, m-m-making craccccckkkkkssss is ba-a-aaad…

hiyoko

Look out!

The screen flashes.

hiyoko

Nageki, are you okay?!

nageki4

Yes… sorry.

hiyoko

It’s okay!

The King has been targeting Nageki this whole time.
Looks like maybe Nageki is his natural enemy, like the migrant said.

nageki4

I’m slowing you down, Miss Tosaka.
At least if we split up I wouldn’t be in your way…

hiyoko

Don’t worry about it.
We need you to burn the lighthouse, after all!

I’ll protect you, Nageki!

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nageki4

Miss Tosaka!

Ugh… I got hit bad, boss…!

This King really is a nasty man, batting the heroine of a dating sim around like that!

The King

Th-th-theeee K-Kiiing, ng, ng, sssssai…

Not in all my days and travels as a hunter-gatherer have I fought a creature like this.
But even so…

I need to get Nageki past him somehow, even if it means sacrificing myself!

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hiyoko

…hey, wait! Nageki, what are you doing?!

While I was reeling on the floor from the last attack, Nageki got up and placed himself between me and The King.

nageki4

You’re pushing yourself too hard, Miss Tosaka.
It won’t be enough for me to go on alone.

I will send you home safe, Miss Tosaka.
To reality. To the school.
Because… you have a future, Miss Tosaka.

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The King

N-N-Nag-g-geki, sh-sh-sh, sh-should, d-d-d-die in a ffffffiiiiiirrrrrrreeee…

The King slowly draws closer to Nageki.

He’s gotten heavier, and he keeps sprouting more heads. There’s no way Nageki could take a hit from him.

nageki4

 

Your Majesty. Please don’t hurt Miss Tosaka any more.

The King

Y-y-youuu mussssst not, y-you m-m-m-must n-n-not gooooo!

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hiyoko

Nageki!

…?

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okosan3

Coooooo!
(The interfering Okosan arrives COO-LY!)

hiyoko

Okosan!

Okosan, dashing out of nowhere, sweeps Nageki up in his wings and skids into the corner, sparks flying up from his claws.

That was pretty cool, Okosan.

nageki4

…I’m dizzy.
You really are quite fast.

okosan3

Coooooo!
(What did you expect?!
Okosan’s legs are pure, muscly gold!)

The King

P-p-p-pooooooorrrr, p-poor Ok-Ok-Okosan. Heeeee r-r-r-runs, and he r-r-r-runs, buttttt he will n-n-n-n, n-n-never find annnnnnyth-th-thingggggg.

okosan3

Coo!
(Spare us the foolishness!)

Cooooooo!
(True Pudding does exist, somewhere in the world!)

COOOO!
(Okosan will run until he finds real pudding, in the real world!)

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Okosan used BODY SLAM on The King!
It’s super effective!

hiyoko

…wait, no! Fall in a different direction!

I need to get out of the way!
But my legs are still–

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ryouta3

Hiyoko, grab my wing!

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sakuya2

What a careless lout you are. Hold on tight!

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hiyoko

Ryouta! Sakuya!

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ryouta3

Sorry we took so long, Hiyoko.
Are you okay?

hiyoko

Never been better!

sakuya2

You’re practically in tatters!
I expect better than this from my underlings!

hiyoko

I’m not your underling or mercenary or anything, Sakuya!

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The King

Aaaaaahhh, aaaahhh… but eeeeven if y-y-you go baaaaack, th-th-the world will ooonnnnnnnly keep h-h-h, h-hurting yyyyoooouuuu!

ryouta3

You were right, sir. There are two birds in my heart.
And it’s painful. Sometimes I think I’m going to tear apart from the inside.

But that pain is another one of the memories I’ve held so dear all this time!
I can’t just surrender it up to someone else!

If I stopped worrying, if I stopped being in pain… I wouldn’t be myself anymore!

I don’t care if I don’t know what tomorrow will bring!
I want to go back to the real world, and live into the future with everyone!

sakuya2

Have you no shame, you pathetic being? You call yourself a King, but you are as limp and weak as a boiled frog leg!

You fear contact with others?
You comfort yourself by forcing everyone into the same mindset as yourself?
You despicable coward!

A King’s duty is not to indulge in sloth and indolence!
The future will come, yes, and we do not know what tragedies it may bring, but a King’s duty is to stand proudly forth and do battle with them!

okosan3

Coo!
(Sakuya is cool!)

nageki4

Indeed.

hiyoko

Sakuya would be a way better King than you!

sakuya2

Hmhmm. But of course.

ryouta3

Sakuya, don’t let your guard down!

The screen flashes red.

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sakuya2

Uuuughhhhh… how dare you strike at me while I am speaking, you cad?!

ryouta3

A-are you okay?!
Did he get you?!

Moa your fanservice is incredible.

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The King

Aaaaaaahhh… aaagggghhh, uuuuuhhh….

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mirukaku

Merry Christmas!
(Miru and Kaku will take care of all your scrapes and bumps, with a wink and a twinkle and a ho-ho-ho!)

A familiar pair of white creatures tumble across the room and begin administering emergency care to Sakuya.

sakuya2

Hmph… it’s not like I asked for this, or anything…!

ryouta3

Can I borrow that first-aid kit for a minute?

Are you okay, Hiyoko?

hiyoko

I’m great!
I knew you’d be here, Ryouta. Thank you!

ryouta3

Yeah.
…Let’s help each other get out of here.
With… you, and Nageki, and everyone!

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The King

Th-Th-Th K-K-K, K-King… doooooooeees not und, understannnnddddd…

hiyoko

Okosan, look out!
He’s coming from above!

okosan3

Coo?!

But instead, there’s a gunshot.

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yuuya4

That ungainly dance of yours is hardly something to show in front of a lady, your highness.

nanaki2

Umm… tell me, what’s happening?
Things have gotten a bit strange, haven’t they?

hiyoko

I knew you’d show up looking like a hero, Yuuya!

nageki4

So Hitori was all right?
…good.

sakuya2

You’re late, Sakazaki!
Been off gallivanting around while the rest of us fight, have you?

yuuya4

Do forgive me, dear brother. I was looking for somebirdie and was unfortunately delayed.

Now, then… let’s get this idealist King to step aside so we can get at the magic lantern he’s hiding behind his throne.

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The King

Oooooh, uuuuurrrrgggh, aah, aaaaaaaahhh…!

The screen rattles and thumps a bit.

hiyoko

Wow! He’s even more of a berserker than I am!

ryouta3

I think we’re going to win this!

nageki4

Watch out.
Someone’s gotten angry.

The rampaging Okosan and the heroic Yuuya have gained the upper hand– or, have they? The King is still thrashing around an awful lot.

hiyoko

Just a little more and we can win! Just one more…

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…one more?

Of course! I knew I’d forgotten something.
We’re still a bird short!

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shuu1

…fascinating. A fine work, indeed.
Each one possesses a physical tangibility indistinguishable from the real thing.

I am quite curious about this. How does he produce such a convincing illusion in multiple brains, all at once?

How has he gathered these experiences and memories together, and how does he project them into the minds of his visitors?
I certainly hope there is a better answer than “magic”.

???

Hey there! You all by yourself?

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I hope you’re all as excited about this as I am. If you haven’t figured out yet who our migrant is, I refer you back to this.

shuu1

…!

ARRGH THE MUSICAL CUES.

ryuuji2

You look like you’ve found something neat!
Mind if I have a look?

shuu1

Ah, I see.
So this place… that is to say, it seems that individual memories may resurface and manifest by themselves.

ryuuji2

?
I’m over here, kiddo. Or were you talking to the floor?

shuu1

Oh, no… please, pay it no mind.
More importantly, why did you come here?

ryuuji2

I saw a faint light while I was wandering around the halls.
And it led me here!

Nice to meet you! I’m the migrant.
What’s your name?

shuu1

I do not have… any name to give you.

ryuuji2

Aww, what’s with the scary face?
Did I say something wrong?

shuu1

Yes… yes, you did.

You are a migrant.
Why do you need to know my name, when you will soon be wandering off again?

ryuuji2

Well, I do wander around a lot, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make friends, does it?

shuu1

Don’t mind me, then.
Go make some.

ryuuji2

Awww, come on… I mean… but… I’ve got something to talk to you about.

shuu1

I’m sorry, did I look like I would make good conversation?
What a terrible pity.

ryuuji2

No! Hey wait!
Geez, you’re all grown up but you still can’t sit still long enough for me to finish a sentence.

shuu1

What did you say?
Don’t talk as if you know me, old man. You no longer know anything, do you?

ryuuji2

Aah… I knew it!
I wasn’t sure, but I thought I remembered this scent–

Hey, listen. You were my friend.
Right?

shuu1

You must be joking!
No, no, nothing of the sort.

…funny, isn’t it?
I made all sorts of excuses, but I suppose I waited, hoping someone would get confused and end up here.

Hohoho… let us consider each other to be complete strangers.
How does that sound?

ryuuji2

Oh… that’s too bad.
Migrants like myself never remember anything for long, so it’s not often we get to meet out friends from before.

In any case, we’re friends now!
Yes, that sounds very nice.

shuu1

This is unfair, and I object.

ryuuji2

Now, I know this is awfully sudden, but–

shuu1

Leaving already? And what were you just complaining about me for?

ryuuji2

Sorry, sorry.
That’s not what I meant.

Don’t you want to get out of here?
I’d like to go back to my travels, but The King here will throw a tantrum if anyone tries to leave.

There are some kids just up ahead doing their very best to crack the egg.
Maybe you could go give them a hand?

shuu1

…hahahahhaha!
I don’t even have enough breath left to sigh.
You’re asking me to help you leave?

ryuuji2

Won’t you?

shuu1

Yes… I suppose I am tired of wasting time obsessing over the past.

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shuu1

Very well.
Now, as then, I’ll go along with your thick-headed plans.

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