Coppers and Spiders



The closer the twins approach Eirin’s clinic, the more they notice something is off. Even with Eientei in sight not a single rabbit can be seen scurrying around the bamboo forest. Something else can be seen occasionally though, the morning sun’s reflection on a few smooth surfaces, quickly moving towards the mansion. The sun’s blinding reflected rays and she sheer speed of them makes the sources of these reflections impossible to make out, though.

When they arrive it becomes clear that there’s no need to knock, the clinic’s door has been knocked down, and there’s no Eirin in sight for that matter.

“Uhh, princess. Is the bad feeling in you getting worse?”
“… Maybe. But we don’t have time to think about that! We gotta get Wriggle out of here!”

Princess Wriggle went in first and quickly headed to Wriggle’s room. WriggStar, however, didn’t walk in as quickly. She just looked around and took her time getting to Wriggle’s room.

“Something’s… really off. Dangit, why does the Princess know what’s going on, but I get diddly squat?!”

The clinic looked like it had housed a tornado for an hour or so. Anything that wasn’t bent was broken, anything that wasn’t broken was somehow pierced. Even some of the walls were damaged, covered in cracked holes as if Yuugi had gone around headbutting everything. One last lamp flickered and swung from a single electric line ominously before simply giving up and plummeting to the floor with the soft cracking sound of breaking glass.

The same sound can be heard again, as something crushes the light bulb beneath a sharp metallic leg. The next thing princess wriggles feels is a hard as metal body smashing against her with all its weight. Before she fully well realizes it, the princess is on the floor between the rubble, staring up at 8 red eyes of a mechanized spider-like contraption. The unnatural creature has already raised a single one of his eight sharp legs, looking to bring it down upon her head.

Allies and enemies


The doctor roused slightly at the sound of heavy footfalls in the hallway from fleeing rabbits, only to be fully awakened by one forcing her door open and shouting for her to wake up. There was something strange nearby, that was all that Eirin could gather from the small creature.

Wasting no time, Eirin quickly threw on her dress and gathered her supplies to face an intruder if necessary, then made her way silently toward the clinic in order to intercept whatever had arrived.

It did not take long for Eirin to find the cause of the disturbance, or better put, for the cause of the disturbance to find her. She was making her way towards the clinic, the occasional fleeing rabbit brushing past her legs, when she turned a corner of another one of the mansion’s hallways. It was then that she stood face to face with the invaders.

The early morning’s faint sunlight shimmered off of four eight-legged metallic bodies. Two of them on the floor and one on each wall, their metal claws punching holes in the surfaces they move on. These bronze colored monstrosities, standing no higher than one’s knees, had been making their way though the mansion at a staggering pace, but halted abruptly when the doctor came into their field of vision. All 32 of their red glowing eyes now squarely fixed on her.

The sounds of their metallic legs slowly prowling forwards echos through the severely trashed hallway. They quickly topped by a hollow screeching sound as one of the two invaders on the floor lunges forward with surprising finesse. Sharp ends of two front legs flying towards Eirin like spears shot out of a cannon.