Shizuka could sense Kasumi's unhappiness with the whole road trip. Also, the alcohol had run out. So Shizuka decided to lighten things up. "Hey! We should play some games!"
"I got one!" Mia declared.
"Yay! What is it?"
"Marry, Screw or Kill! Road Trip Edition! You're only allowed to use people in the car!"
"Uh, no," Shizuka ignored Mia's dejected slouch. "Anyone else?"
"I'VE got one," Kasumi smiled.
Shizuka should have known better, but instead inquired as to what this game was.
"The Road Kill Game."
Setsuna sighed. "How about we turn on the radio instead?" She reached for the dial.
Eventually, evening came. The gang decided to check into the first motel of their trip. They didn't want to spend too much money, so they came to the agreement to just rent two rooms, and they would rotate who would get to sleep in a bed in each motel they stayed at.
Or rather, this was the agreement that the more sane members decided on behind the less sane members' backs.
In one room
Kataki opened the drawer to her end table.
There were eight condoms inside.
She quickly shut it. Then she s-l-o-o-o-w-w-w-l-y-y-y opened it back up, as if scared they would jump out at her. Then she took a moment to stare at them.
Kataki gave a quick glance over her shoulder.
Then she pocketed them.
Kain popped out from under the bed, making Kataki yelp. "Whatcha doin'?"
"WHA- Kain! Don't jump out at me like that! I'm-"
"What did you put in your pocket?"
"Nothing! I just-"
"It looked like condoms."
"I did NOT, I just, I mean-"
"Did you put random condoms in your pocket?"
Kataki grabbed Kain's head and shoved her back under the bed. At that exact moment, Kikai popped out. "What did I hear about condoms?! What, did you BRING condoms along on the trip?"
Kataki grumbled in frustration, jumped off the bed, and stomped over to the door. She threw open the door, hoping to get some peace and quiet.
Mia was waiting at the doorway. "I heard 'condoms' from the next room over."
Setsuna and Kasumi went down to a local bakery the next morning to get breakfast. Kasumi was carefully inspecting the pastry selection, trying to figure out which of the croissants had most chocolate in it. Setsuna casually looked around the bakery. In walked the unbelievably hot guy with on a motorcycle that she had seen the previous day.
Setsuna gasped. "K-k-k-Kasumi
Setsuna stared at him, her mouth hanging open. "But
" The guy took a little paper bag of pastries and turned to walk out the door, flipping his perfect hair over his shoulder.
Setsuna tugged on Kasumi's sleeve, desperate just to get her to look. "Kasumi! It's the guy who was on the motorcycle! The one I tried to tell you about!!" she whispered.
Kasumi pulled away, keeping her eyes glued on the pastries. "Stop! I'm almost done!"
The guy gave the two girls one last look. He smiled and winked again at Setsuna and walked out.
Setsuna fell over.
Kasumi pointed at a pastry and addressed the guy behind the counter. "I'll take that one." She turned around to see Setsuna. "Hallucinating the same guy again and now fainting? You are ILL!"
They were back in the car again, but this time headed to a particular destination: a nearby city that had lots of lights, casinos, bars, and themed motels. Yellowfur was in the driver's seat. Some of the others were playing a game.
"I'm thinking of an animal," Kain announced, looking particularly pleased with herself.
Kikai was in the car this time, lying on the floor in the row that Kain was in. "Is it a reptile?"
"A mammal?" Shizuka asked.
bigger than a housecat?" Shizuka asked.
"Hmmm. Is it a rodent?"
"No!..." Kain was getting very antsy.
"I GOT IT!" Kikai shouted. "It's a TREE FROG!!"
"YES!!" Kain high-fived her. She and Kikai cracked up, fancying their ruse to be very clever. Shizuka, totally confused, look to Kataki.
Kataki didn't look up from the magazine she was flipping through. "I told you not to play a game with them. You should have listened. But no, you said, it might be fun
When the second night arrived, the girls (and Tatakai) had decided that they were to see what type of mischief/men they could get at a popular bar of whatever random urban area they had just stumbled in.
Tatakai led the pack and stopped at the entrance to hold up his hands and give a little speech. Bad karaoke nearly drowned him out. "Alright. Listen, I can see we're feeling good and social
we're decked out in our best Saturday night outfits
"I think it's a Friday," Yellowfur said.
"Regardless! We're all set to have some fun tonight, right?"
"Right!!" came the chorus.
"And we all have our own individual version of what fun is
"Hot guys!!" Setsuna, Yellowfur, and Kataki shouted at the same time.
"In suits!" Yellowfur added.
" Setsuna said more to herself.
"Tied up!" Kataki had an evil glint in her eyes.
"All of the above!" Mia high-fived them all.
Tatakai stared at them. "I never wanted you to answer m-"
"How about some video games?" Kikai said with a blank look on her face as she gave the bar a once-over. It clearly had no video games.
"ANYWHO!" Tatakai turned the attention back to himself. "It's currently about nine PM. Can I expect you all back here at about-"
Mia jumped up in his face. "At daylight?! That sounds great! Plenty of time! DISPERSE, MY CHILDREN!" The group scattered, making various animal noises.
Yellowfur, Setsuna, Kataki, and Shizuka had taken up the first four barstools they saw that were not so dirty that you could practically see the STDs on them.
Setsuna motioned for the bartender to come over. Just after giving her the drink orders, Setsuna said, "So does it suck to be a female bartender on crowded nights like this? You must get a lot of creepy guys hitting on you or something."
The bartender shook her head and peered at Setsuna through heavy mascara. "Girl, the creepy guys are not what I'm scared of." She handed the girls their drinks and stalked away to some other customers.
Setsuna was curious as to what she meant, but before she could say anything else, Yellowfur said, "Heyyy! That guy is checking us out!" She gestured over to a corner where a man stood and nodded to the girls over his beer.
Kataki blinked. "That guy looks like he's about eighty."
"Well, it's the first guy of the night, okay?!"
Setsuna was disgusted. "Oh come on, you guys! We don't need to wait for guys to check us out. What's wrong with showing a little confidence?"
"What if they think you're aggressive?" Shizuka asked.
"Please! That view is SO outdated. Guys WANT us to approach them."
"Well, if you think it's so easy, why don't you go up to the first cute guy that catches your eye?" Kataki sipped her drink.
"Fine! Watch me
" Setsuna got up and walked over to cute blond-haired, blue-eyed guy in his twenties a couple of seats away. "Hey! I'm not from around here
do you come here often?"
He smiled. "YeAh, this baR is oNe of my FavOriTEs!" His words sounded like every letter had a different accent to it.
well, I was just asking foorrr, uh, a poll! Yeah
" Setsuna forced a smile and escaped back to her friends.
Yellowfur laughed. "That could have gone better. Here, let me show you one of my favorite pick-up lines."
"And how often does it work?" Kataki asked, smirking.
"Excuse ME, I'm not all into numbers. I'm into charisma." She stood up straight, flipped her hair and walked smoothly and confidently up to a cute guy with black hair hanging into eyes. He turned to her. She said, "Nice shoes. Let's fuck."
Kataki snorted and took a long sip of her drink. "We've got a long night ahead of us."