This post assumes that you know what happens in the game up until now. If you do not, then you can find the translations for the prologue and chapter 01 (and its variants) here.
While both Rem and Lindo have the same story in this chapter, this is the version that assumes you chose the answers gaining affection with Rem, which changes which Human vs. Devil scenario you get and which CG you earn. For the sake of organization I will make them two separate posts.
If you’re coming here from the Lindo post, use ctrl+F and [Rem01] and [Rem02] for the Rem-specific changes in the story. Use [S01] through [S04] for the human vs devil scenarios.
As always: spoilers, screenshots, CGs, and a very long post from the Vita game “Dance With Devils” below. If you do not wish to be spoiled, then please do not continue <3 If you see any corrections that need to be made, please don’t hesitate to contact me with them. Please enjoy! ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
Lindo: Hey, make sure to eat your salad too. Breakfast is the most important meal, you know. And you need a nutritional balance.
Ritsuka: …Do I really have to eat it all? If I eat too much now then I won’t have any room for lunch.
Lindo: What are you saying? Lunch is just as important, so make sure you eat then as well.
Ritsuka: Even if that’s true…
Ritsuka: (It’s not like I can control my appetite at will.)
Lindo: …Is it that time already? I’m going to check the garden for a moment.
Ritsuka: The garden?
Lindo: I’m only going to water the herbs. You just sit here and finish your breakfast, okay?
Lindo takes his leave. You can hear the door shut behind him.
Ritsuka: (…Though, I guess he’s doing all of this to try and cheer me up.)
Ritsuka: (I can’t afford to hesitate. I need to be strong, for mom’s sake.)
Ritsuka: Maybe I should help him with the herbs.
Ritsuka leaves to join Lindo in the garden. She stops to watch him work.
Ritsuka: (He really is just watering the plants. This sort of thing really is Lindo’s specialty. Maybe it’s best if I just leave these things to him after all.)
Lindo: ….(He mutters something here, but it’s mumbled and both Ritsuka and the player are supposed to have a difficult time hearing him).
The sound of a chime rings out and you can hear water splashing.
Ritsuka: (…? Why is he sprinkling water from that little bottle? Is it a nutrient for the plants?)
Lindo: …! Are you finished eating already? The sooner you clean your plate, the sooner we’ll leave for school.
Ritsuka: Okay, okay! I’m eating! I’ll finish it quickly!
Time passes and the scene changes to them walking to school.
Ritsuka: Still, I never thought that we’d be attending school together.
Lindo: Why is that? Are you unhappy about it?
Ritsuka: Not at all! In fact I was thinking how happy I am about it. Let’s do our best and get along this year!
Lindo: Of course.
Ritsuka: …I’d be even happier if mom were here with us, though…
Lindo: Ritsuka, when school’s over wait in your classroom. I’ll come pick you up.
Lindo: I don’t want you walking home by yourself. We’ll go home together, okay?
Ritsuka: Ah, okay.
A car pulls up the street towards you both.
Lindo: …What’s that?
Ritsuka: (A car…?)
???: *car door opens* Walking to school isn’t exactly the safest thing to do since the two of you were attacked yesterday.
Lindo: …What are you doing here?
Rem: I’m taking you to school. Do you need another reason?
Rem: More importantly, Ritsuka Tachibana. You haven’t had any problems with your health, have you?
Ritsuka: I’m fine. Thank you again for helping us yesterday.
Rem: You don’t have to thank me for anything.
Ritsuka: Please don’t say that. If you hadn’t come along, who knows what would have happened…
Ritsuka: Though…I’m still worried about my mom. I really think we should ask the police to help look for her, but…
Rem: I’ve already gotten in touch with the police. If it’s a request from the Kaginuki household, then they won’t hesitate to move out.
Rem: They’ll be sure to tell me if they find anything. You can rely on me.
Ritsuka: Ah…Th-thank you so much…!
Lindo: …How selfish of you.
Ritsuka: Ni-san! The President is trying to help us. Please don’t say such a thing…
Lindo: We don’t need his help. I can search for mother on my own. …Let’s go, Ritsuka.
Ritsuka: Eh-wait a minute, ni-san–!
Rem: Wait. I’ll take you both in the car. You’ll be late otherwise.
Lindo: I refuse to get in a car with you.
Ritsuka: W-wait a minute-!
Ritsuka: (This again…just as I thought, Lindo’s been acting really strange since last night.)
Rem: …very well.
Rem: *shuts the car door but doesn’t get in, speaking to the driver* That’s enough for today. You may return to the house.
Driver: Understood, Rem-sama.
Lindo: What’s the meaning of this?
Rem: The school’s not too far from here. So I’ll be walking the rest of the way with the two of you.
Lindo: Are you kidding me!? Why do you have to walk with us?
Rem: As the President I can’t just ignore the problems that occur among my fellow students. Much less so in this case since the student is a girl.
Lindo: I’m with her. Therefore there isn’t a problem.
Rem: But there’s safety in numbers, wouldn’t you say?
Ritsuka: Um…ni-san….maybe with the President…
Lindo: You should just ignore him, Ritsuka.
Rem: How selfish of you. Let’s go, Ritsuka Tachibana.
Ritsuka: (E-even if you say that…it’s like I’m caught between a rock and a hard place. I hope this works out okay.)*
The scene changes to inside the school.
Female Student A: Ah, Rem-sama! Today’s another wonderful day [with him here]…!
Female Student B: Who’s the other guy with him? I’ve never seen him before. What year is he?
Female Student C: Hey, who’s the girl between them? What’s her relationship with them?
Ritsuka: (In the end the three of us came to school together, but…what a mess. We really stand out…)
Ritsuka: (I’m used to the President getting all of this attention, but Lindo too?)
Ritsuka: (The atmosphere’s so heavy…)
Ritsuka: Ah! Azuna!
Azuna: *runs up to you* I’ve been worried sick you know!? After our phone call yesterday-
Ritsuka: Oh thank God…
Azuna: E-Eh? What?
Ritsuka: It’s too suffocating here…
Azuna: Um…are we still talking about that phone call, by any chance?
Ritsuka: Ah…n-no. I don’t mean to complain, but…
Ritsuka: (I knew Azuna would want to talk about it. She’s probably been worried ever since we spoke to each other last night.)
Rem: Who’s this? Is she a friend of yours?
Ritsuka: Eh? Y-yes. We’re in the same class.
Azuna: …the Student Council President? Eh? You didn’t seriously just come to school with him, did you? What’s going on?
Rem: It’s as you see it. There’s been some odd incidents lately, so I accompanied her.
Lindo: Don’t listen to him, he did it on a whim. There’s no meaning to any of this.
Ritsuka: Again, ni-san…
Ritsuka: Oh…right. This is the first time you’ve met Azuna, right? Azuna, this is my older brother.
Lindo: Lindo Tachibana. Thank you for looking out for my sister.
Azuna: My name is Azuna Kuzuha. I’ve been in the same class as Ritsuka since our first year here, so it was only natural that we became friends.
Ritsuka: (Mm…I’m very glad that I have Azuna with me.)
Ritsuka: (She didn’t question me at all when I suddenly broke down crying on the phone yesterday, and even waited with me until I calmed down…)
Ritsuka: (I knew it. I can’t just hide what happened to mom from her. I…really want to talk to her about it…)
Ritsuka: Um, Azuna. About yesterday…are you still willing to talk about it?
Azuna: Of course I am! I’m glad you want to confide in me…but, is it really okay for you to discuss it with me?
Ritsuka: Mm, it should be okay. It’s okay, right, ni-san?
Lindo: Of course.
Ritsuka: Um, I…
Time passes as you tell Azuna what happened.
Azuna: Your mom…was…
Ritsuka: Yeah…we’ve already contacted the police, but we haven’t heard anything from them yet.
Azuna: I see…I’m so sorry. I had no idea.
Azuna: What about you? Are you hurt or anything?
Ritsuka: I’m fine. Ni-san rushed to my side, and even the President came to help us.
Ritsuka: He even met up with us today, and came to school with us out of worry.
Azuna: So that’s why you guys are together…
Azuna: President. Thank you so much for helping her.
Rem: It’s nothing.
The school bell rings.
Rem: …That’s enough loitering about. We’ll be late if we don’t get going.
Azuna: Ah, that’s right! We shouldn’t stay here. Let’s go, Ritsuka.
Ritsuka: Okay! See you later, ni-san. Thank you for walking with us, President.
Everyone parts ways. Scene changes to the hallway on the way to class.
Ritsuka: (Those two were glaring daggers at each other all the way to school. I wonder if everything will be okay…?)
Azuna: Neh, Ritsuka. Your brother and the President don’t seem to like each other much, do they?
Ritsuka: Ah…yeah. Lindo doesn’t seem to approve of what the President has done at all.
Ritsuka: The President’s been nothing but kind since yesterday. I wonder what made Lindo so defensive…
Azuna: Is that so? But…isn’t it obvious? He’s probably just protective of you since you’re important to him.
Azuna: “I won’t allow any unacceptable suitors anywhere near my adorable little sister! I’ll exorcise them all!” …Something like that?
- 悪い虫なんかじゃないよ。(He’s not pestering me to date him. + affection with Rem)
- そうなのかな？(You think so? + affection with Lindo)
If you chose: “He’s not pestering me to date him”
Ritsuka: The President isn’t like that. He’s just been very kind is all.
Azuna: Well the President’s still a guy, so your brother probably can’t help but think that way.
Ritsuka: Even if that is the case, that’s not an excuse to treat someone who helped you like that.
Azuna: Well, that’s true too.
Azuna: Anyway, we should get going. Homeroom’s probably started already.
Choice dialogue ends.
Scene changes to class.
Ritsuka: (It’s already noon and we still haven’t heard anything…?)
Azuna: Ritsuka, are you okay?
Ritsuka: A-ah. Sorry, I was distracted…
Azuna: I’m sure you’re worried about your mom..but, shouldn’t you eat a little?
Azuna: Did you bring your lunch today? If you didn’t we could go to the cafeteria together. It’s important to keep your strength up, right?
Ritsuka: …Mm. Thank you.
Scene changes to the cafeteria.
Ritsuka: ….? What’s all the commotion? Is something going on?
You hear footsteps as someone approaches you.
Rem: Ritsuka Tachibana.
People around you murmur, wondering what’s going on.
Ritsuka: (W-we’re really garnering a lot of attention right now…)
Ritsuka: Um…what is it?
Rem: You’re about to have lunch, right? If it’s alright with you, then I’d like for us to eat together. I have a seat saved for you.
Rem: I want to talk to you about yesterday.
Ritsuka: Oh…sure, I’d love to-
Azuna: W-wait a minute, Ritsuka!
Azuna: Um…I don’t think it’s a good idea to be alone with him right now.
Ritsuka: Eh? Why?
Azuna: Well…look around you. His fangirls seem to be jealous of you from the glares they’re giving.
Ritsuka: (…I can’t argue with that.)
Ritsuka: But…he might know something regarding my mom. Don’t worry, I’m only going to talk to him for a bit.
Rem: The seat’s over here.
Ritsuka: R-right! Well, I’ll see you later.
Scene changes, you’re now sitting with Rem.
Ritsuka: (Amazing…what a gorgeous-looking meal!)
Ritsuka: Is it really okay for me to eat this?
Rem: Think nothing of it. Eat whatever you like.
Ritsuka: Thank you so much. But…I…don’t really have much of an appetite.
Rem: You never know what will happen in the future. For that reason, don’t you think it would be best to get in what meals you can?
Rem: Don’t force yourself too much and just try to eat whatever you can.
Ritsuka: (I wonder why this sounds like something Lindo would say?)
Rem: *looks surprised to see you giggling* Mm? What’s wrong?
Ritsuka: Oh, it’s nothing. In that case…thank you for the meal.
Ritsuka: *takes a bite*
Ritsuka: …! This is delicious!
Rem: I’m glad to hear it.
Rem: Well then, let’s get to the heart of the matter. I don’t mind if you eat while we talk.
Ritsuka: Ah, okay.
Rem: Regarding your mother’s whereabouts, we’re still looking for her. But, I’m sorry to say that we’ve yet to find anything useful.
Ritsuka: Don’t apologize…I’m just grateful for your help.
Ritsuka: I mean I know my brother is doing his best…but I’m just not sure what all the two of us would actually be able to accomplish by ourselves.
Rem: There’s no use in thinking that way. There’s only so much that a person can do on their own.
Rem: That being said, you don’t have to carry this burden alone. Please come to me if you need anything at all.
Ritsuka: Okay…seriously, thank you so much.
Rem: Have you found anything on your end?
Ritsuka: No. Nothing’s happened since yesterday.
Rem: I see…I’m sure it’s a bit lonely for you, not knowing where she is.
Human vs Devil Potential Scenarios Start here:
Potential Scenario 1: [S01]
Rem: You can talk to me about anything if you’re ever feeling anxious. I’ll do everything in my power as the Student Council President to help you.
- Human choice: Thank you very much. (ありがとうございます。 )
- Devil Choice: Is that really okay? ( いいんですか？)
If you say “Thank you very much”:
Rem: *Apparently leans forward, his voice is closer to your left ear now* There’s no need to be so formal. I’m simply doing this because I want to.
Ritsuka: Still, you’re actually really kind, President. I think I’ve misunderstood you up until now.
Ritsuka: It’s rare to see a student council president go so far out of his way for his school.
Rem: *approaches even closer and is suddenly talking directly in your left ear* What if I said that I wasn’t doing this out of duty towards our school…but purely for you? What would you do?
Rem: *backs away and chuckles* Ah, just kidding. You don’t have to look so surprised. Anyway, I’ll do what I can to meet your new expectations of me.
Ritsuka: (That was surprising. I didn’t think he’d tease me…or rather, I didn’t think he would be the type to joke around like that.)
Ritsuka: (But he actually laughed. His expression right now is surprisingly gentle too…)
Human Choice End
If you say “Is that really alright?”
Rem: Well I don’t have a reason to refuse. Whenever a student at our school has a problem, isn’t it only natural if I use my position to help them?
Rem: It’s really no trouble for me at all. I want you to let me listen to any concerns you may have.
Ritsuka: (I-If you say that with such a gentle expression, then I get oddly conscious of myself…)
Rem: *in your right ear* What’s wrong? You can relax. I feel comfortable talking to interesting people like you.
Rem: *now directly whispers in your right ear* We don’t have to limit ourselves to just today…I’d like to meet with you again. So please talk to me about all kinds of things, okay?
Ritsuka: (ugh…what’s going on? Why do I suddenly feel dizzy?)
Ritsuka: (Maybe it’s because the President is so close to me that I feel that way? Surely that’s it…)
Devil Choice End
Potential Scenario 02 [S02]
Rem: But more than anything, I’m just glad that you aren’t hurt. Things were really dangerous yesterday.
- Human Choice: Thank you very much. (ありがとうございました )
- Devil Choice: Actually, I was really scared. (本当に怖かったです )
If you say “Thank you very much.”
Rem: You’ve done nothing but thank me since it happened. You really don’t have to do that.
Ritsuka: That’s not true. Besides, I really am grateful for everything.
Rem: *in your left ear* You…you’re rather straightforward, aren’t you? You were like that when you first came to the third floor library too.
Ritsuka: Eh? Is that so? I’m sorry if I said anything strange.
Rem: *whispering in your ear* No, that’s not it. I actually prefer it when you’re like this.
Rem: Being honest is one of your best traits. It’s okay to be serious.
Ritsuka: Thank you very much!
Ritsuka: (Somehow when he praises me like this, I feel a surge in confidence. How strange…)
Human choice end
If you say “Actually, I was really scared.”
Ritsuka: Actually, I was really scared. President, I don’t know what would have happened if you hadn’t come and helped me.
Rem: It’s nothing, I was only doing what anyone else would do. But from now on I want you to be more careful.
Rem: *in your right ear* I’m honestly worried about you. I’d be happier if I could always be at your side to watch over you.
Rem: *still in your right ear* If you’re in trouble, please tell me. I want you to be able to rely on me. …Okay?
Ritsuka: S-sure…thank you very much…
Devil choice end
Potential Scenario 03 [S03]
Rem: Mm? It seems you’ve been really absorbed in our chat. There’s some food stuck on your face.
- Human Choice: Eh-!? Where!? (えっ、どこですか！？ )
- Devil Choice: How embarrassing…(恥ずかしいーー )
If you say “Eh-!? Where!?”
Rem: No need to be flustered. It’s right there on the corner of your mouth.
Ritsuka: Ah, really…? I’m so sorry you had to see something so embarrassing…
Rem: *leans over in your left ear* Don’t be. I’m actually relieved that you seem to be enjoying the food, since you said you didn’t have much of an appetite earlier.
Rem: After seeing such a happy expression on your face, I don’t know what to do with myself.
Ritsuka: (D-don’t smile at me like that. I swear my heart just throbbed.)
Human Choice End
If you say “How embarrassing…”
Rem: *in your right ear* Heh, it’s nothing to get embarrassed over. Don’t move.
Ritsuka: (Eh….!? The President’s hand is-!?)
Rem: *he wipes the food off* …There we go. However you’ve left yourself pretty defenseless.
Rem: Please be careful not to let any prowling guys touch you. There’s a lot of people out there who will take advantage of you otherwise.
Rem: *even more so in your right ear* You don’t want to look vulnerable in the eyes of the other students.
Rem: Always be aware of your surroundings.
Ritsuka: (Th-that surprised me. Though it seems I’ll have to be especially careful around the President…)
Ritsuka: (..No, it would be disrespectful if I thought of him that way.)
Devil choice end.
Potential Scenario 04 [S04] (last one)
Rem: At times like this, eating something sweet is a good idea. I had some desserts prepared. Would you like some?
- Human choice: Will you have some too? (会長さんもどうですか？ )
- Devil choice: I’d love to have some. (食べたいです )
If you say “Will you have some too?”
Rem: No, I’ll refrain.
Ritsuka: Do you not like sweets?
Rem: That’s not it. I just think it would be better to watch your happy expression while eating them instead.
Rem: You seemed really depressed earlier, you know? But smiling and enjoying yourself suits you much better.
Ritsuka: It’s probably because I’m eating with you, President. Thank you for inviting me to join you.
Rem: *in your left ear* Hmph…is that so? Well then, so long as you don’t mind being with me.
Rem: I’ve enjoyed spending time with you today too. Please feel free to eat with me again sometime.
Ritsuka: Yes, of course!
Ritsuka: (As I thought, the President is actually a really friendly person.)
Human Choice End
If you say “I’d love to have some.”
Rem: Then here you are. *now in your right ear* I hope it’s to your liking.
Ritsuka: Thank you very….much.
Ritsuka: (Eh? Why is he holding out a fork to me?)
Rem: Now then, open wide.
Ritsuka: (Is he…no way. Does he want to feed me…!?)
Rem: …What’s the matter? You don’t want to?
Ritsuka: (This is so embarrassing…but, he’s already gone to all the trouble of preparing this for me. I can’t exactly not eat it for him…)
Rem: How does it taste?
Ritsuka: I-it’s delicious…
Ritsuka: (Well that’s what I said…but honestly, I’m too embarrassed to even taste the food!)
Rem: You’re blushing so hard just because I’m feeding you. Honestly, you’re too cute.
Ritsuka: (Ahhhh, that’s only making me blush more…)
Devil Choice end.
Human vs Devil end
If you had mostly human choices:
Rem: You really are an interesting person. Our time together today has been quite meaningful.
Ritsuka: I had fun too.
Ritsuka: (The President turned out to be such an easy person to talk to.)
If you had mostly devil answers:
Rem: Somehow this ended up being pretty fun, didn’t it? Perhaps it was a good thing that I decided to work with you…if there’s anything I can do for you, all you have to do is ask.
Ritsuka: (The President’s actually really nice. Somehow I feel a little spoiled.)
Ritsuka: (….wait, what am i thinking!? Surely I’ve been nothing but a nuisance until now…)
Ritsuka: (Somehow getting to talk to him like this has eased my fears a bit.)
Ritsuka: (I feel like I could talk to him about anything now).
Rem: *in your ear* Ritsuka Tachibana. Whenever you have something on your mind, please feel free to come to me.
Screen Fades to CG
Rem: I want to become your strength. I don’t want you to have to rely on anyone else other than me.
Ritsuka: (Su-surely I’m misunderstanding all of this. The President’s only worried about me, right…?)
Rem: I just want to help you whenever I see you try so hard.
Rem: If you’d like, we don’t have to just see each other only at lunch. It wouldn’t be a problem to always be at your side.
Rem: That’s because…when it comes to you…
Ritsuka: (Oh no, I’m definitely blushing…!)
Rem: When you make a face like that, it makes me want to slip my fingers through yours. Like this.
Ritsuka: Eh!? U-um! Could you please let go of my hand!?
Rem: Ah…my apologies.
Ritsuka: (Th-that was surprising. I wonder if the President is just someone who’s prone to doing things like that without thinking…?)
Ritsuka: (And Azuna was right. His fangirls are definitely glaring at me right now. …eh, what’s that?)
Ritsuka: (…the only thing left on his plate are the mushrooms?)
Rem: Is something wrong?
Ritsuka: Um…do you happen to dislike mushrooms?
Rem: *surprised grunt* ……
Rem: …It’s not that I don’t like them.
Rem: Mushrooms aren’t even food. I refuse to eat a something that’s considered a fungus.
Ritsuka: You refuse…fufu!
Rem: *sighs* …
Ritsuka: (So even the President has cute habits like this.)
Ritsuka: –Thank you for the meal.
Ritsuka: Um…thank you again. I think I feel a little better thanks to all of that good food.
Rem: Good. I’ll keep investigating your mother’s whereabouts. I’ll be sure to contact you as soon as I learn of anything.
Ritsuka: Okay…I’ll leave it to you. Thank you.
Ritsuka: (I feel a bit more at ease…thank you so much, President.)
Scene changes to the classroom.
Ritsuka: (*sighs* …It’s surprising just how long a day can be. So much has happened since this morning.)
Azuna: Ritsuka, are you going home with your brother today?
Ritsuka: Yeah, I’m just waiting for him here.
Azuna: That’s good to hear. If you were going alone I would have offered to walk with you, but I guess I don’t have to worry about it if you’re with him.
Ritsuka: Thanks, Azuna.
Azuna: It’s nothing. See you tomorrow.
Azuna leaves Ritsuka to herself.
Ritsuka: (Come on, ni-san. You should have already been here by now…particularly since you were the one who told me to wait for you.)
Rem: -Excuse me.
Rem: Ritsuka Tachibana. You haven’t gone home yet?
Rem: I have something to talk to you about. Could you come to the third floor library now?
Ritsuka: Eh? S-sure!
Ritsuka: (Ah, but ni-san…it should be alright if I text him where I’m going.)
You can hear yourself tapping on your phone.
Ritsuka: ( “I’ve been called to the third floor library so I’m heading over there.” …Sent.)
Scene changes to the library
Ritsuka: (…Even though I was just here yesterday, I’m still nervous. This place is a bit scary.)
Pomeranian: Woof woof!
Ritsuka: Eh? A dog?
Pomeranian: Woof woof!
Rem: Roen, quiet down.
Ritsuka: “Roen”…? Is he yours?
Rem: That’s none of your concern.
Ritsuka: (Even if he says that…is it really okay to bring your dog to school?)
Pomeranian: *pants excitedly and licks you*
Ritsuka: Wah! That tickles! So Roen, it’s a pleasure to meet you.
Rem: …Roen, back off.
Pomeranian: *whines sadly*
The puppy patters off away from you.
Ritsuka: Oh wow…he’s so well trained. It’s as if he can really understand you.
Ritsuka: Um, is it just you here today?
Rem: Ah, I didn’t have them meet with me today. This way you and I will have plenty of time to talk in private.
Ritsuka: (Talk…ah, I wonder if he’s found any clues regarding mom?)
Rem: Though…before we get to the heart of the matter, would it be alright if we chatted a little?
Ritsuka: Eh? But if you’ve learned anything about my mom, wouldn’t it be better if we looked into it as soon as possible…?
Rem: There’s no need to hurry. I want us to talk to help calm you down. As you are now, you seem a bit hurried and flustered.
Rem: It’s important for one to be calm when discussing topics of importance, like we are now.
Ritsuka: Y-you’re right…I’m sorry for snapping at you.
Rem: You’ve nothing to apologize for. You were only anxious. Please have a seat on the sofa.
Ritsuka: Okay, thank you.
Ritsuka: (W-why is the president sitting so close to me?)
Rem: *sitting at your left* Did you sleep well last night?
Ritsuka: Y-yes! I was so tired from yesterday that I practically passed out.
Rem: I see. I only ask because you look a little haggard.
Ritsuka: (Hiya!? W-why is he suddenly stroking my cheek!?)
Rem: …*frowns* I take it you don’t like like to be touched there.
Rem: What is this sweet smell…?
Ritsuka: Smell? Um…do I smell bad or something?
Rem: Not at all… It’s nothing. Please don’t worry about it.
Rem: Anyway…Ritsuka Tachibana, won’t you look at me?
Rem: That’s right, look into my eyes just like that.
Ritsuka: (…what’s happening? I feel dazed…)
Rem: Now, I want you to answer me. I want you to tell me everything you know.
Ritsuka: Everything I know…?
Rem: That’s right…you can tell me anything. Do it for me…
Ritsuka: For the President’s sake…
Ritsuka: (His hand’s still on my cheek…he’s not letting me look away.)
Ritsuka: (…I can’t escape…)
A bright light shines from your pendant again.
Rem: …! As I thought. You can reject me.
Ritsuka: (E-eh? What…happened just now?)
Ritsuka: Um…I’m sorry, President. I’m just a little dazed for some reason.
Rem: No, it’s fine…do you always wear that pendant?
Ritsuka: Eh? Pendant…oh, you mean this?
Ritsuka: Ah, not that long ago my mother gave it to me. She told me to always keep it with me.
Rem: I see, so that’s it…
Rem: Verbana…an herb that acts like a protection charm.
Ritsuka: (Is something wrong? He looks like he’s contemplating over something.)
Rem: Forgive me. I prolonged this talk a bit more than I had intended.
Rem: Since you look like you feel better, let’s talk about the real issue here.
Ritsuka: …! Yes please.
Rem: The truth is it seems we’ve managed to get a testimony from one of the criminals.
Ritsuka: Eh!? Are you serious!?
Rem: Unfortunately we weren’t able to get much more information than this; but it appears that the perpetrators were searching for something valuable.
Rem: …Do you have any idea what that might have been?
Ritsuka: Something they were looking for…!
Jek: Where is the Forbidden Grimoire?
Rem: ..did you remember something?
Ritsuka: (I’m pretty sure that the thing they’re looking for is definitely this…“Grimoire”. …but…)
Lindo: More importantly: don’t ever tell anyone else about what you heard regarding the Grimoire.
Ritsuka: Eh? …why?
Lindo: It doesn’t matter. The police, your friends…don’t tell anyone. Do you understand?
Ritsuka: (Ni-san forbade me from talking about it. But if the police were asked by the president…by the Kaginuki household, then maybe they wouldn’t hesitate to look into it…)
Ritsuka: (…I’m sorry, ni-san. I’ll only tell him a little.)
Ritsuka: President…do you know what a grimoire is?
Rem: …Grimoire? What is that?
Ritsuka: I don’t really know much about it either. I’ve only heard from my grandfather that it’s some kind of magic book.
Ritsuka: Other than that, I don’t know anything about it. But I’m definitely sure that that man had asked me “Where is the Forbidden Grimoire”…
Rem: Oh? …so the man from yesterday…
Rem: It sounds to me as if the one thing they were after all along was this so-called Grimoire.
Rem: And because they thought you knew where it was, they attacked you.
Ritsuka: Yes, that’s what I think too. It’s possible that’s why they also took Mom away.
Ritsuka: But, I don’t have a book like a grimoire.
Rem: Do you have any idea of someone in your household that might?
Ritsuka: Well…truthfully, there would only be one person.
Ritsuka: I don’t know if it’s the grimoire that they’re looking for, but if anyone had such a book it would have to be at my grandather’s house.
Ritsuka: My grandfather was a scholar in folklore. He studied things like black magic in Europe.
Rem: I see, then that’s very possible. Where is your grandfather’s house?
Ritsuka: It’s in Karuizawa. Even though he died a year ago, the house still remains intact.
Rem: …Sounds like we have our first lead. My car’s outside. Let’s go now.
Ritsuka: Eh, now?
Rem: The sooner we look into this, the better. I’m sorry, but I’ll need you to guide me there. Would you come with me?
Ritsuka: But that’s-
The doors to the library slam open.
Rem: It’s rude to come in without knocking first.
Lindo: I don’t want to hear that from someone who just kidnaps people’s little sisters as they please.
Lindo: Ritsuka, come here now!
Lindo grabs you.
Rem: Wait. She was just about to come with me to investigate an important clue regarding your mother.
Ritsuka: I’m sorry, ni-san. I told him about the Grimoire…
Lindo: You did what!? You told him of all people…!
Ritsuka: I-I’m sorry…but if if could help us find her then…
Lindo: …What’s done is done. However, you shouldn’t tell this man anything more or accept his help more than you already have.
Ritsuka: How could you say that…! The President’s just worried about us, isn’t he?
Lindo: This is our problem, not his. We don’t want to drag anyone else into-
Lindo: *gasps* !
Rem: …That seems to be what the people who kidnapped your mother are searching for. Do you really have no idea why that may be?
Lindo: …I have no clue.
Rem: If that’s the case, then we should investigate together. Between the two of you there could be some pertinent information that could help us find her. If you would be open with me about it.
Ritsuka: Who knows what we could find at grandpa’s house? Please, ni-san…please let me go with him.
Lindo: I can’t possibly let you do that. I told you to just leave this to me…!
Rem: If you continue to treat her like that, then it’s only a matter of time before you’ll lose her trust. It’s dangerous to act on your own.
Rem: That’s precisely why I want to help you gather more information. There’s strength in numbers, wouldn’t you agree? Or…
Rem: Is it that you have a problem with me specifically helping you?
Lindo: …By all means, whatever you say.
Lindo: I got it. However I won’t allow you two to go alone. I’m coming with you.
Rem: …do as you like.
Rem turns to leave.
Ritsuka: …I’m so sorry for breaking my promise, ni-san…
Lindo: It’s alright. …that being said, don’t tell him anything more than you already have. I don’t trust him.
Lindo: And it’s not just Rem Kaginuki. It’s everyone from the Student Council.
Ritsuka: But that’s…if you don’t tell me why then I can’t just blindly agree to that.
Lindo: It’s because…those guys are dangerous for you to be around.
Lindo: …Anyway, do not leave my side. That’s all you need to remember right now.
Rituska: (…so in the end he won’t give me a reason at all. I just can’t tell what he’s thinking.)
Rem: We’ll take the car. Come quickly now.
Ritsuka: (For right now, the only thing that I need to think about is helping mom. …please hold on, mom.)
Scene shifts to in their car.
Rem: So then, your grandfather supposedly studied folklore regarding European black magic?
Ritsuka: Yes. Demons, vampires…he has all sorts of books regarding those topics.
Rem: And so you think he’d also keep a grimoire?
Ritsuka: No, that sort of thing…ni-san, do you remember grandpa having something like that?
Lindo: No. I never saw a book like that.
Pomeranian: Woof woof!
Lindo: !? A dog…?
Rem: *frowns* You came on your own, didn’t you…?
Ritsuka: I didn’t notice him at all…since when did you sneak in here?
Pomeranian: Woof woof!
Rem: I suppose it can’t helped. However I forbid you from doing this again.
Lindo: Is this really going to be alright?
Rem: You shouldn’t worry yourself too much.
Lindo: *glares at Rem* Why is that?
Ritsuka: (H-here they go again…why can’t they get along?)
Ritsuka: It’s been a long time since we’ve been here, hasn’t it, ni-san?
Lindo: It has. You should be able to see grandfather’s house just beyond the bridge.
Rem: You’re right. …it’s too narrow. *calls out to the driver* Oi, could you stop the car here?
Rem: We’ll walk from here. Can you lead the rest of the way?
Ritsuka: Yes, of course.
Ritsuka: (Across this bridge is grandpa’s house…)
Ritsuka: (I wonder what sorts of clues we’ll find there…?)
Scene changes to in front of the house.
Ritsuka: (Even though I haven’t been to grandpa’s house recently…)
Ritsuka: !? Ni-san, over there-!
Lindo: The doorknob’s been broken off. Who broke in?
Rem: Judging from the damage, it hasn’t even been a day since they got in.
Ritsuka: No way…you don’t think that the same people who attacked us…?
Lindo: I’ll go in first. It’s too dangerous for Ritsuka to-…no, just about any place is dangerous now.
Rem: Should I stay with her?
Lindo: Absolutely not. Leaving you alone with her is even more dangerous.
Ritsuka: Then let’s go in together, ni-san. I want to look for clues regarding mom myself.
Ritsuka: Don’t worry. Today I have both you and the President with me, so I should be okay.
Lindo: …Understood. In that case stay behind me. And don’t leave my side.
Rem: Then I’ll bring up the rear. If one of us is on either side of her then she shouldn’t get hurt.
Lindo: …Oh cut it out with the act.
Rem: …Seems you don’t have faith in me.
Ritsuka: (The living room’s been completely destroyed. How cruel…)
Ritsuka: They even knocked over the picture…
Rem: What is that a photo of?
Ritsuka: It was a decorative portrait. Though the photo’s pretty old…
Ritsuka: My grandfather, my mom, and next to my mom is my aunt….she was my mother’s sister.
Rem: I see. So for them to treat something precious like this family portrait like this…
Ritsuka: (The stand for it is even broken. Who would do such a thing…?)
Lindo: …There’s footprints.
Rem: They lead to that back door over there. What’s in that direction?
Ritsuka: My grandpa’s study. Of course, if their aim was for a book on magic…?
Lindo: Let’s go check it out.
Scene changes to the study.
Ritsuka: So this place…was ransacked too…
Lindo: There doesn’t seem to be a trace that anyone was here..they were thorough.
Rem: There’s a lot of old books here. Were they all related to your grandfather’s studies?
Ritsuka: I think so. Everything from important documents to research data should be in here…
Lindo: It doesn’t seem like anything’s missing. All of his most important books are still here.
Ritsuka: Thank goodness. So they were just scattered about.
Lindo: I’ve looked through these books countless times. If something were missing I’d be able to tell right away.
Ritsuka: (? I didn’t know Lindo used to read grandpa’s books.)
Lindo: Just to be safe, let’s give the place one more look-
You hear a thud.
Ritsuka: !? What was that noise?
Lindo: … It came from the living room.
Lindo: Ritsuka, stay close to me.
Rem: It’s probably an intruder. I’m going to take a look.
Ritsuka: But, President…
Rem: It won’t be a problem for me. But to ensure your safety I need you to stay here.
Ritsuka: …I understand. Then, please be careful…
Rem leaves to investigate.
Ritsuka: Even if he says it’s not a problem…
Lindo: You don’t have to worry about that guy.
Ritsuka: Ni-san, please don’t say things like that. I mean, he’s doing all of this for us after all.
Lindo: That was from the hallway just now…! Damn, there really is still someone-!?
Ritsuka: The President…!
You move to go find Rem.
Lindo: Wait, Ritsuka! Don’t be reckless!
Ritsuka: But what if the President’s in trouble-!
Just when I had the urge to run to the living room, someone grabbed my arm.
Ritsuka: (W-who’s this!?)
Ritsuka: (What happened!? Why is this guy…!)
- Ask Lindo to help you. (+affection for Lindo)
- You’re worried about Rem. (+affection for Rem)
If you choose “You’re worried about Rem”:
Ritsuka: (Wait a minute, then that sound just now…!? The President-!)
Rem: *suddenly appears* Ha!
He hits the man who has a hold of you.
Mysterious Man A: G-gah!
The man falls to the floor.
Rem: Are you hurt, Ritsuka Tachibana?
Ritsuka: President! I’m so glad you’re safe…!
Rem: That man’s the intruder. When I saw him head this way I knew you were in danger, so I rushed back.
Ritsuka: Th-thank you. You saved us again…
Rem: It was nothing. I’m just glad I got here in time.
Lindo: Ritsuka!! Are you alright!?
Ritsuka: I’m fine thanks to the President-
???: ..Where is it…
The other man appears.
Rem: …You’re still here?
Mysterious Man B: Where…where are you hiding it? Where are you keeping the Grimoire!?
Rem: Tch, so you caught wind of where we were…
Choice dialogue ends.
Ritsuka: (The guy asking about the grimoire…he’s working with the man who kidnapped mom…!?)
Mysterious Man A: *gets back up* Guh…Hand over the Grimoire!!
Ritsuka: (He’s coming this way!?)
Rem: I’ll handle this. You need to take her and leave.
Lindo: You don’t get to order me around!!
Rem: *goes to attack*
Mysterious Man A: *is literally sent flying* Gaaah!
Lindo: Stay away from my sister!!
Mysterious Man B: *is literally sent flying by Lindo* Guooh!?
Ritsuka: Amazing…those two only kicked those guys…!)
More glass breaks.
Mysterious Man C: What’s taking you so long!?
Ritsuka: (Another from outside-!)
Rem: You two need to get out and return to the car!
Lindo: Ritsuka, let’s go!
Ritsuka: But, what about the President-!?
Lindo: We have to worry about ourselves for now! Now run for it!
Sound of footsteps as you run off with Lindo, leaving Rem alone.
Rem: …They finally left.
Rem: Hmph, now I can finish this without having to worry about them.
Rem snaps his fingers, and the room is set ablaze.
Mysterious Man C: You…you bastard..!
Rem: Answer me. Where did you learn about the Grimoire?
Mysterious Man C: What…what makes you think I’d tell someone like you!?
Rem: If you won’t tell me…then you’re better off reduced to ashes.
The fires increase.
Mysterious Man C: Guaaaaah! *vanishes into ash*
Rem: Now then…let’s try this again. Do you know where the Grimoire is?
Mysterious Man B: I…if we knew…then we wouldn’t have needed to come all the way out here…!
Rem: Is that so? In that case, you’ve outlived your usefulness.
Rem: Become dust, vampires.
Rem: Amientus Flames!
A ball of flame engulfs Rem. He reemerges, transformed in a new outfit.
Mysterious Man A: Hiii!?
Rem: *sound of a sword clinks, yes it’s Rem’s* This is…checkmate.
There’s a slash, and suddenly flames engulf all of the men.
They turn to dust and the flames disappear.
Rem: …So after all of this, I still don’t know the whereabouts of the Grimoire.
Rem: If they haven’t found it after vandalizing the place like this, then it can’t possibly be here.
Scene changes to the forest
Ritsuka: (Somehow…we managed to run all the way back to the car…)
Lindo: Oi, Ritsuka. Are you alright? Are you hurt anywhere?
Ritsuka: Yes, I’m okay. I promise I’m fine…
Lindo: *sighs* …
Lindo draws closer and hugs you.
Lindo: Don’t be unreasonable. Were you scared? …Your hand’s trembling.
Ritsuka: (So that’s why he’s hugging me. He’s trying to make me feel better…)
Lindo: You never should have had to see anything like that. You should have never had to experience anything like this.
Lindo: That’s why I was against letting you come here in the first place…
Ritsuka: …I’m sorry.
Lindo: It’s alright…the only thing that matters to me is that you’re safe now.
Ritsuka: R-right…but, what about the President…?
The wind blows, and suddenly Rem’s voice calls out.
Rem: I’m also unharmed.
Lindo: Hmph, looks like you made it out alive.
Rem: No thanks to you. We’ll go over the details later. For now we should hurry and get in the car. We no longer have a reason to stay here.
Scene changes to the car.
Ritsuka: President, are you really okay? You weren’t injured or anything…!?
Rem: I’m fine.
Ritsuka: …Thank goodness. Honestly, you’ve helped us so many times by now that I really can’t thank you enough.
Rem: …It’s nothing.
Ritsuka: Roen…were you worried about us? Thank you.
Ritsuka: …but those guys that attacked us, they are they really working with the man who took mom away…?
Rem: There’s no mistaking it. Their primary objective is to find the Grimoire.
Ritsuka: But why? Why would they search through grandpa’s house for it..?
Rem: …This is only a theory, but it’s possible they might have spied on you.
Rem: They appear only in places that you’ve been to. They probably think you’ll lead them to clues regarding the Grimoire.
Ritsuka: What? …but, I don’t know anything-
Lindo: That doesn’t matter. What a nuisance.
Rem: Regardless of what you may or may not know, that’s what they seem to be thinking. From now on it’s possible that they’ll target her.
Ritsuka: (Those guys are targeting me? )
Ritsuka: (But…I don’t really know if that’s actually the case…)
Lindo: …Don’t worry.
Lindo: I’m here by your side. That being said, leave everything regarding mom to me.
Ritsuka: Eh, but…
Rem: Didn’t you listen to me when I said it was dangerous to move alone?
Lindo: …While that may be true, we will not be accepting your help.
Rem: You’re certainly stubborn. If you keep up with this tunnel vision of yours then you’ll lose sight of what really matters.
Lindo: Don’t talk as if you know everything-!
Ritsuka: Ni-ni-san, please calm down! President, you too…
Rem: *sighs* You’re right. I should apologize. Forgive me.
Lindo: You don’t actually mean it. Lying is like breathing to you, as expected.
Rem: Say whatever you like.
Ritsuka: (Why…? Why is it that all these two can do when they’re together is fight?)
Ritsuka: (It’s as if all they can see is hostility from the other…)
After that, the atmosphere in the car continued to be heavy and hostile.
After seeing the damage done to grandpa’s house, the President insisted on contacting the police for us so they could look into it.
There were no new clues,
And we still knew nothing about anything or where my mother could be.
If they were really targeting me to gain information regarding the Grimoire, then I wonder what I should do?
As I pray for mom’s safety, I reflect on the day’s events.
Chapter 2 End