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12th of August, 19xx

Tinger and the Bun

by R&D Officer Lio L. Levon

"...sikdes Pim ofr eht rfits meti."
What a chaotic, unexpected way for a first date to go...
Midnight, Vatna, Ive and Amel were, as this whole day turned out, were all working together to make sure Pim and I make it to the restaurant at the end of the strange dungeon of Exuvia. We had only a few hours to make it, and we could not be in our uniforms, and instead needed to be in proper restaurant attire throughout the entire dungeon, so we had little time to waste.
The bottom floor was filled with shells that would cause a shark to strike if anyone makes a noise. Vatna and Pim were both attacked, but otherwise we were able to make it through. We were well stocked with medical supplies at least, so we treated our wounds and continued on.
The next floor had many armored knight statues that... weren't just statues. I was struck by one and nearly flattened, were it not for Pim's quick rescue. Vatna was able to harness a giant Key-Blade and use it to get through to a teleporter, after which Pim absolutely decimated the knights... As strong as she is beautiful... Anyway! Vatna was able to find an unusual circlet that seems to have a connection to someone! I wonder how Vatna and that new friend of his is doing?
The third floor was an icy path with no rails, and a long way down to the ocean, along with strange penguin-like monsters and a giant demon that... wanted to tickle us? I don't know what THAT would entail, but we chose to deal with the penguins... or rather I did, by yelling them off the platforms. Midnight and Vatna were able to get us through the floor easily, and we even snagged a lot of gold and an Ice Staff on the way! Or rather, Amel did. She grabbed it without a moment's hesitation. It's... very cold around Amel now.
The Fourth Floor was an Elevator Puzzle which was definitely more my speed! Skeletons attacked, but Vatna, Ive, Amel, and Midnight handled them swiftly! I was able to solve the puzzle with little trouble and we proceeded on!
The Fifth Floor however... was an entirely different beast altogether... There were various deadly traps every which way, and ruling over it is a bunny butcher, Guy was his name and his pet cockatrice, Wings... That monster almost killed Pim, and I... I got so angry... One moment, I saw him attacking her and the next... He was a headless body on the ground... The others managed to take down the cockatrice, Wings.
We finally made it to the restaurant, and not a moment too soon, either. The ticket almost burned out our signatures! But we made it! The dinner itself started... chaotically. Vatna argued with the waitstaff a bit over his food, and the table Pim and I were eating at accidentally caught fire, destroying her dish entirely! Mine came out perfectly fine, so I moved myself over to her side and shared the meal with her, a wonderful linguini with clam sauce. Vatna and Midnight decided during that dinner to serenade for Pim and I, embarrassing me to no end, for sure....
At one point, an extra long strand of linguini happened to be in both our mouths, and at one point... our lips connected. Pim didn't back down, and as surprised as I was.... I didn't either. It would be my first kiss, and it would be with Pim, the one I love.
As chaotic and almost tragic as this could have been, in the end, we had our date, and we shared a kiss... I did not think a fateful spill into a rift would have brought me here... But if it means spending time with her, I'd gladly weather any trial. She means the world to me, and I can only hope she sees me in even half of such a light as I see her.
I love you, Pim.

Continue reading...

  1. The Final Exam
    22nd of February, 19XX
  2. A Futile Report
    25th of April, 19XX
  3. Problems
    1st of May, 19xx
  4. IWL Debacle
    3rd of May, 19xx
  5. Admiral's Orders
    8th of May, 19xx
  6. Avian Antics
    30th of May, 19XX
  7. Saving Private Squishy
    28th of August, 19xx
  8. A Not-so-Warm Welcome
    11th of September, 19xx
  9. The Quiet (But Busy!) Year
    17th of October 19xx
  10. Timothy's Trial
    1st of November, 19xx
  11. Wandercrew's Wild Ride
    22nd of November, 19xx
  12. Vatna's Reunion
    18th of December, 19xx
    18th of December, 19xx
  14. The Road to Unification
    19th of December, 19xx
  15. A Tree Grows in Liminal
    20th of December, 19xx
  16. Promotion
    12th of January, 19xx
  17. Work and Play
    2nd of February, 19xx
  18. A Kindred Spirit
    3rd of March, 19xx
  19. Sigil Sagacity
    10th of April, 19xx
  20. Dear Mom
    8th of May, 19xx
  21. A Star's Silver Lining
    23rd of May, 19xx
  22. Gone...
  23. Twenty-Three
    12th of June, 19xx
  24. Questionnaire Pt.1 (1-25)
    ? of ?, 19xx
  25. Questionnaire Pt.3 (51-75)
    ? of ?, 19xx
  26. Questionnaire Pt. 4 (76-100)
    ? of ?, 19xx
  27. Checking on the Herd
    18th of June, 19xx
  28. To Meet One's Heroes
    18th of June, 19xx
  29. Useless
    26th of June, 19xx
  30. A Mind for Machines, an Ear for Music
    4th of July, 19xx
  31. Wandervania: Symphony of the Nightcap
    15th of July, 19xx
  32. Some Assembly Required: An Inventor's Dream
    17th of July, 19xx
  33. Taking Teeth for Granted
    18th of July, 19xx
  34. An Unknown Science
    20th of July, 19xx
  35. A Raucous Reunion
    24th of July, 19xx
  36. To Pim and Ento
    24th of July, 19xx
  37. Beauty
    6th of August,19xx
  38. A Perfect Storm
    7th of August, 19xx
  39. An Invitation
    9th of August, 19xx
  40. Happiness
    12th of August, 19xx
  41. Tinger and the Bun
    12th of August, 19xx
  42. Time Away From Work
    13th of August, 19xx
  43. Addicted to Failure
    14th of August, 19xx
  44. Long, Long Ago
    18th of August, 19xx
  45. Questionnaire Pt.5 (101-120)
    ? of ?, 19xx
  46. For the Sake of Others
    27th of August, 19xx
  47. What Was Lost
    29th of August, 19xx
  48. Something Lost, Something Learned
    1st of September, 19xx
  49. Coming Full Circle
    4th of September, 19xx
  50. Audio Recording #1: Risky Rifty Tech
    5th of September, 19xx
  51. Audio Recording #2: Facing the Devil's Maw
    21th of September, 19xx
  52. Audio Recording #3: Parks and Renovation
    24th of September, 19XX
  53. Audio Recording #4: Facing the Giant
    16th of October, 19xx
  54. Audio Recording #5: Becoming More than Myself
    21st of October, 19xx
  55. Audio Recording #6: Crewmate Camaraderie
    23rd of October, 19xx
  56. Audio Recording #7: Passing the Wrench
    20th of November, 19xx
  57. Audio Recording #7: The Coming Storm
    11th of December, 19xx
  58. Audio Recording #8: Liminal Stands Together
    17th of December, 19xx
  59. Selfish
    ?? of ??, ????
  60. Questionnaire Pt.2 (26-50)
    ? of ?, 19xx