Oh, yeah! It’s pretty easy, actually! It’s a little weird to explain, but once you know how to do it, it comes pretty naturally.
See, it’s sorta one of those things where you just gotta believe
really hard until it becomes real, y’know? Like, you focus really hard on “I’m going to be in the real town now”, and it’ll come true. Works the same way the other way around.
>as she talked, Sadako walked past Seras and Virn back to the front door.
It’s a lot easier if you use a door, though. I guess it’s just easier to convince your brain that way, since you can focus really hard on “when I open this door it’s going to cross through the glamour”, instead of just doing it all willy-nilly out in the open with nothing to focus on.
Let me demonstrate!>she grabbed the door handle, closed her eyes, and focused for a few seconds before suddenly throwing the door open.>the eerie silence suddenly broke, the air filled with the sounds of regular city life. honest-to-God sunlight streamed in through the door instead of the gloomy gray overcast sky that was there before. oddly, the sunlight wouldn’t actually bother Seras at all, even despite the whole vampire thing. guess they did something to accommodate for that?>from San Samael’s position up on the hill, it was easy to see almost all of Dis right from the front door, and the changes were stark. the grass was green, the streets were bustling, and while the buildings along the streets still had a slightly creepy vibe, it seemed to be more an intentional architectural decision than just being a consequence of time.
>guess when you had a town full of ghosts and monsters, you were expected to maintain a certain Nightmare Before Christmas-y sorta aesthetic.
>just a short distance away, there was a more firsthand example of the true face of Dis; a short imp-like figure dressed in child-sized clothes leaning against a nearby tree. it was kinda cute in a way, with reddish-purple skin, stubby little horns, a pointy little devil tail, and oddly enough, seemingly no mouth at all. its face was just sorta a pair of eyes and not much else.>yet despite that lack of a mouth, the imp-thing was… just having a smoke break, apparently, with a cigarette just sorta floating in the air in front of its non-mouth and giving off a sweet red smoke. guess that’s where that smell was coming from.
Manny, I told you a hundred times! No smoking near the garden, you’re going to burn something! If you’re gonna do that, go out the gate and do it on the street!
>Manny (apparently) flinched at Sadako’s sudden shouting and raised his hands in surrender. with a silent groan (or at least what his body language suggested was a groan), he pushed off the tree and trudged down the path and out the main gate.>once he was off the church grounds, Sadako quietly huffed to herself and shut the door, only now remembering the people in the room with her.oh shit, right.
>she spun on her heel, again facing Virn and Seras with a very nervous, forced smile on her face.
Soooooo, right, uh! If you’re gonna be staying the night here, here’s the awkward part. That nice old lady I mentioned who runs this place, she likes to personally meet everyone who comes here, so she’s going to want to meet you guys too. The problem is that she’s kinda…
Okay, don’t freak out, alright? Promise you won’t freak out? She’s…
Death. Like, the Grim Reaper.
At least, a
Death. There’s multiple, apparently. But it’s nothing to worry about, I promise! Like I said, she’s super super nice, she’s like the ultimate grandma! It’s just that when you first meet her, you’re gonna be pretty scared. Like, you’re going to feel every instinct you have screaming
at you that you’re in danger and you’re going to die and you need to run
, but just ignore that. You get used to it pretty fast, but I’m just warning you so you know what to expect.