>Sadako was literally vibrating with childlike excitement when Virn agreed to fight her, but still tried to calm herself enough to respond.
Sorry, sorry! I just – I don’t get new people to train with that often, ‘cause I’ve fought Cory a million times and Morty and Bea usually don’t wanna do this stuff and Nemea doesn’t come into town that often and ->deeeeeeep breath
-this is just… a lot
of fun for me! Sorry for going a little overboard.
>finally she stepped back out of Virn’s bubble, a little calmer but no less obviously overjoyed.
Well, the gym I go to doesn’t let you fight naked – believe me, I’ve tried a bunch of times – but it’s fine! I always keep a spare set of clothes in my locker! You can borrow ‘em if you want, I’m sure they’ll fit fine.
>granted, it probably wouldn’t be a super flattering fit given that Sadie was a bit more on the wide-built side, but it’d probably be fine!>assuming Virn wouldn’t get all weird about wearing a cute 18-year-old almost-stranger’s clothes, of course.
Just follow me! It’s a bit far, but that’s fine. It just means we get to take the scenic route and I can show you some cool stuff on the way!
>a slight mischievous smirk crossed her face as she added;
Besides, you said you wanted to see a real
Halloween Town, right? It would be a lame visit if you didn’t get to see some of the spooky stuff, right?
>their first stop was only around the corner from the mission, and a good tone-setter for the scenery for the rest of the afternoon; a sketchy, grafitti-riddled unmarked door set in the middle of a dingy alley, christened only with what could charitably be called a “sign” that had been completely blacked out with spray paint.>and Sadako just went right ahead and shoved the door wide open, revealing…>an actually very well-stocked and surprisingly tidy arcade, a dark room full of the din of arcade cabinets, cheap neon lighting, and beautifully tacky 80s carpeting.
>which contrasted heavily with the faux-scary horror narrator Sadako put on as she seemingly tried to channel the spirit of that guy from the opening to the 90’s Goosebumps show.
business with no name, run by no staff, taking the money of an unsuspecting populace for who knows what dark ends, one quarter at a time…
>okay, she really couldn’t keep that voice up for long before devolving into a mess of giggles.
Pfft, okay, but seriously though! This place is actually pretty cool! Everyone just calls it “The Arcade”, ‘cause nobody seems to actually run the place to give it a real name. Everything just kinda runs itself. Me and Cory hang out here a lot ‘cause it’s got some good games, and ‘cause the vending machines have the chips I like. Fair warning though; don’t mess with stuff too much. I’m pretty sure this place is literally alive, and I haven’t personally seen
what it does to people it doesn’t like, but I’ve heard some pretty messed up rumors.
>the alley lead out to a cozy little side road circling around the town center, flanked on the side by dense trees.
Sooo, on a side note, you said that you’ve been in a big tournament before, right? Any chance you or Seras might have any interest in joining in on the one we got coming up~?