[ I. Sparkling Knight ]Posted: June 21
From: Anonymous[ It’s the most peculiar thing. Without anyone’s willing it, or any clicks on the thread topic, a window pops up on the BBS of its own accord.
At first, there’s just static. Then, a countdown, grainy and jittery on the screen:
Followed by…darkness. Pure, unadulterated darkness, for several seconds more. The darkness lingers, undisturbed and silent, for several seconds, and is interrupted only by - a voice. It’s not yelling, it’s not whispering. It’s simply speaking, as if you and it are sharing an intimate moment together. It’s a sultry, deep voice. Regal, too. ]
Stellar nurseries. Cradles in the darkness of forsaken galaxies. Nestled to their bosom, a single gleam is born.[ A flicker of golden light flashes in the center of the screen, then twinkles out. ]
To this world deprived of true radiance - appearing, lo, now on stage.[ A trail of purple sparkles and rose petals streams through the darkness. ]
A new era dawns.[ Lights up! Music up, immediately - the ringing of bells, the sounding of trumpets.
And the show begins. ]( Harboring a brilliance stars and planets surely envy… )[ When the performance is finished, the lights go down again, replaced by a sign written in ornate letters, with a sunburst in the corner: CELEPARA TALENT AGENCY, by SHIKYOIN HIBIKI. NOW SCOUTING.
And then the video switches itself off. But don’t worry. As Hibiki's very first boon to the world as a god, it's listed on a message board.
You can watch it as many times as you want. ][ II. Private to Natsuru, Felicia, & Maria - From Apollo ][ Hibiki’s sitting at a desk with a laurel pattern on a door behind her. She’s got her crown of golden laurels tucked behind her ears, too, except instead of wearing her usual purple jacket and trousers, she’s wearing a business suit. ]
Senou Natsuru. Felicia. [ A pause. ]
Maria Cadenzavna Eve.
I have something to discuss with all of you. Please accept my invitation.[ And Hibiki sends along a little attachment. It’s a purple envelope with a pink heart on it that shows you a fancy invitation if you click on it. Apparently she wants you all to stop by this afternoon.
Also, since the “paper” the invitation appears on is monogrammed, it looks like Hibiki took the time to program this herself. ]
I await your presence.