love live gothic
- you’re watching the end of the anime. nico is crying. now nozomi is crying. now they’re all crying. now you’re crying. the anime is over, and you’re still crying. they’re still crying. they’re all still crying.
- you do an 11 card draw. there’s not a ur. there’s not an sr. there are only rares. the same rare. you clutch your phone in your hands. her smile is mocking you. the same smile, 11 times over.
- you have a dream. all of your cards are an alpaca. you wake up, and are so glad it was just a dream. you open your file. it’s all alpacas. “it’s allpacas,” you say, and laugh to yourself. “it’s allpacas.”
- you’ve done it. you full combo’d soldier game ex. you climbed this whole mountain. you’re so happy. “transmission error”, the game tells you. “please restart the game.”
- there is a tenth member of μ’s. you know there is a tenth member, because her card is in your album. you do not remember getting her card, or idolizing her. there is only blackness where her eyes should be.
- “eat your double,” you whisper to your game. the idols disappear, one by one, as the level of your more valuable idol increases. “consume,” you whisper, and turn the volume down to drown out the screaming overlaid by takaramonos.
- you try to stop playing. you can’t. you keep playing. your fingertips hurt. they bleed. the blood sinks into the touchscreen, but you keep playing. you just want to stop. you’ve played every song in the game. you have triple s-ranked every song in the game. you are still playing. you have no love gems left. your blood is a sacrifice. you are still playing. nico nico ni.