or, Video Games of Vampire Hunter
Alex (thinking): Ah, gym class! The best time of the day! Aww, it’s already over? Background chatter: Vampires? That’s so cool!
Alex (thinking): I know they don’t really believe in vampires. Like fairies, or aliens…fun to make up stories about, but not actual characters. Chatter: You get points by taking up ghouls. Alex (thinking): Still, I get jumpy when I say things like that. Relax, Alex! Chatter: Then you level up and start getting powers! Alex… Continue reading Act 6 Page 2
Alex: Call me Alex. Pip: Why not Alexandra? Alex: Would you like to call me by your full name, Philippa? Pip: Alex it is. So, Alex — we were talking about that new video game. It’s a huge hit right now. It combines the elements of a normal RPG…characters, a quest, and a fairly involved… Continue reading Act 6 Page 3
Alex: Where can I find a copy of the game? Pip: It’s installed on a couple of machines at the big arcade downtown– [THUMP] Alex: TAKE ME THERE!! Pip: Geez…chill out, would ya? I’ve got practice today, but if you can stick around the field for an hour…I can show you the way when it’s… Continue reading Act 6 Page 4
Alex: So that’s why I’m staying after school. Integra: I wish I could join you, but I need to be at work. Alex: It isn’t like “Sailor Knights” are a popular myth or anything, right? Not in Italy, or in Scotland… Integra: Not in any culture I’ve ever heard of. I’ll ask Alunacard if he… Continue reading Act 6 Page 5
Pip: See you tomorrow! Okay, Alex…you want to see the game? Let’s go. [Now Featuring…CODE NAME SAILOR V] Pip: “V” for “vampire,” you see. Alex: …Wow.
Pip: Here you go… [LOADING…BATTLE START!] Alex: What kind of vampire is that? Pip: A low-level one. Alex: No, no, I mean the outfit. Not to mention Sailor V’s, um, unusual proportions… Pip: Says something about the character designer’s personal life, doesn’t it? But the game is cool enough that you can overlook those parts.… Continue reading Act 6 Page 7
Pip: Everyone, get over here, quick! Alex has more than thirty thousandd points in Sailor V…and she’s still going! Integra: We’ve got a bit of a surplus. Should we invest it, or is there an area that needs more funds? Kim (thinking): this book is so boring. why can’t I just watch the movie? Crowd:… Continue reading Act 6 Page 8
Pip: Geez, Alex…you’re so good at this… Are you sure you’re not secretly a vampire yourself? Alex: How dare you? Vampires are monsters! Demons! Their whole existence is a blasphemy against God! I’d die before becoming one! Pip: Hey, chill! I was just kidding! Crowd (thinking): She’s completely stopped watching her game… Crowd: Dodge! Quick!… Continue reading Act 6 Page 9