|The Road to Victory Part 1|
|Hey, Itaru, I grabbed whoever I could find.|
|I heard you needed some help, but what for?|
|Is something wrong?|
|Oh, so you got Izumi and Taichi. It's no biggie, but I'm playing an online game and need you guys on my team to join some 4v4s.|
|You called us here just to game?!|
|Don't worry, this game is easy-peasy.|
|(The difficulty of the game wasn't my main point of concern...)|
|Oh! This's the game where you shoot paint and stuff, right?! I've heard of this one!
Everyon'es super into it at school right now! I've played it with my friends before, too!
|Yeah, it's popular enough that even normies are into it. It's got a lot of merch, too.|
|Cool, then I don't need to explain anything. Here, grab a controller.|
|Taichi might know what's going on, but I don't! I don't know anything about this game.|
|Basically, we win if we kill everyone on the other team or if we take the flag from the middle and throw it into our opponents' goal, kinda like in football.|
|You'll probably get the gist of it faster if we just play a game.|
|You can just focus on attacking the other team for now, Izumi. Don't worry about anything else.
Tilt the stick to run and use the A button to fire paint.
|I'm assuming I can't say no to this, can I?|
|(Wow, no hesitation. Ugh... Well, I guess I'll be okay if all I have to do is push a button...)
I'll try, but don't blame me if I bring down the team!
|No problem. You're just supposed to be the bait anyway.
Banri and I'll focus on getting the flag.
Taichi, you back us up.
|You got it!|
|We'll be sitting ducks if we charge at them head-on, so don't be an easy target and stay on the left. 'Kay?|
|All right, team. My rank is riding on this, so don't suck too hard.|
|Okay... I'll attack...here!|
|Yep, that's the spirit, Izumi.|
|I don't know if I'm helping much, but I'm just gonna keep covering this place in paint!|
|Okay, I think this area is done!
(Let's see... Where haven't I painted yet? I guess I'll check around that corner.)
Now let's give this place a makeover!
Huh? Nothing's happening... Did I push the wrong button?
|Izumi, there's no point in pushing the B button there.|
Oh, no! I died! I think that was my last life...
|It's all good, Izumi. You were a big help.|
|Yeah, the amount of paint you put down makes it way easier for us to navigate the map.|
|Thanks for trying to make me feel better, guys...|
|FYI, Izumi pressing the B button will put down a trap. Judging from the weapon you got equipped, that was probably a land mine you planted.|
|Don't worry, I'll avenge you!
I'll make sure your death wasn't in vain! Here I go! TAICHIII NANAO!
|Dammit, I told you guys not to charge head-on into enemy territory!|
|To be continued...|
|The Road to Victory Part 2|
|Nooo! I was supposed to avenge Izumi!|
|That's what you get for charging in like a headless chicken.|
|It's fine! I've still got one life left! It's on for real now. Watch me closely, Izumi!|
|Uh, okay. Just don't overdo it, all right?|
|You got it!|
|Dude, these guys're real tough.|
|Tell me about it... Ugh...
Banri, back me up here. I can't keep taking all the aggro.
|I'd love to, but they laid traps all over the place. Frickin' hard to get over there.|
|I guess eve you meet your match sometimes.|
|Yeah, well, I'm not the only game junkie in the world. Running into tough opponents isn't that rare.|
|At least a close game is more excitin'.|
|Wh-what was that?! They almost got me!|
|What the hell? This guy again? They're practically carrying their whole team.|
|They've been at this the entire game.
They'll probably come back to bite us in the ass if we let them ho, so I'll just take 'em out real quick.
|Yeah, go for it. Aw, sweet! Finally got out of that mess. A'ight, time to show them what Taruchi's really made of.
The coast is clear. I'm gonna grab the flag, so back me up.
|Here's my chance to redeem myself! I can't afford to mess up this time!
Oh, crap! Some kind of count down just started! Did I trigger a trap?!
|Aw, man. Countdown traps are the worst. I don't thinkI'll make it in time to save you, so hurry up and get out of there. You're on your last life here.|
|Okay! I think I can make it... Gah!
I couldn't stop it from exploding, but that should've minimized the damage.
|GG. Thanks for taking one for the team. Your sacrifice was worth it.|
|Wait, really? But he lost one of his lives!|
|Our whole area would've been covered in their paint if Banri hadn't stopped it.|
|That would've opened up the map for them to come at us from all sides. Even Itaru and I wouldn't've been able to fight them all off.|
|Oh, I see...|
|We're all down to our last life... Taichi, get the flag and start heading towards their goal.|
|We'll be right behind you.|
|L-leave it to me!|
|Ack! They've trapped me in a pincer attack!
They keep following me no matter where I run! Itaru, Banny, heeelp!
|Guh... There are too many traps to get through.|
|This a ridiculous number of traps... Forget it, I'm gonna take the long way 'round. Hang in there, Taichi.|
(That's right! I had put down a trap earlier, too! I wonder if they can use it here?)
Taichi, try going where I placed that landmine before I died!
|Oh, right! That never went off! Okay, I'm on my way!|
|If we can detonate the landmine while they're all gathered in one place...|
|We might be able to get 'em all in one hit!|
|I-it was around here, right?!|
|Damn. We seriously KO'd them all at once.|
|We did it, Izumi!|
|Yeah! You were great out there, Taichi|
|Wait, hold up. You were the one who painted us into a tight corner. What're you celebratin' for?|
|Seriously. We only won 'cause Banri and I backed you up and because of Izumi's trap.|
|Sorry about that...|
|Well, whatever. That was all sorts of chaotic, but we still won. Let's queue up for another round.|
|What?! I thought we were done already!|
|Let's do this, guys! I'll be better support this time!|