The vividly pink arcade stood in front of you, your shift about to starts. You just got a nightwatch job at Cherry Blossom Bonzai, a cutesy japan themed arcade downtown. In fact, when you were a kid, you went there all the time! The arcade was famous because of the life like animatronics that wandered the game rooms. the numbers 11:30 flashed on your phone screen. Half an hour earily. Opps? Shrugging, you open the glass double doors, and step into the air conditioned building, and out of the summer heat. The sounds of coins jingling, children screeching, and concerned words from parents echo over to your ears. You already regret this. A cheery looking teen bounces up to you, her long blonde hair seeming to sparkle under the bright lights.
“Hi!” She chirps, a bubbly grin on her pale face “I’m Aqua! Would you like some tokens? Or are you here to pick your child, or younger sibling? Perhaps you’d like to schedule a birthday?” You suddenly feel very awkward. You aren’t very good with social interactions. Good thing you aren’t being a waitress/ waiter.
“U-Um actually…!” You stammer, “I-I’m the new N-Nightwatch! I-I’m just early!” Her face drops for a second before picking itself back up, though she seemed a little uneasy.
“O-Oh!” Her voice wavers, “Let me take you to your office…” She marches deeper into the purple, pink, and blue arcade, stopping to shoot a glare at the animatronic on the podium. The rabbit animatronic sticks it’s tongue out childishly at her. You remember him! Or… At least you think it’s a him, it’s really hard to tell. He was kinda like a chatty profanity monitor. If he caught a kid cursing, or saying something obscene, he would tell them not to, and put them in a ‘time out’ of sorts, hence his name ‘Censor.’ A while back, however, Censor’s voice box broke, leaving the once chatty rabbit, mute. Following Aqua, you stare at Censor, and he stares back, curiosity burning in his scarily realistic green eyes. You stare at the animatronic till he’s out of sight, and turn your attention to the hall that Aqua led you to. Well… Halls. Connected to the main room was two halls, each covered with posters and drawing, and leading to a dead end. There was a storage room in the left hall however. Throwing a quick at one of the drawings, you turn your cynical gaze to Aqua, her returning it with an eye roll. She sure is sassy, not like the cheery person you saw earlier. Turning your attention back to hall, you sigh.
“So…” You draw out the ‘o’ “My office is down here?”
“Yep!” Aqua’s fake grin dripped with fear, “It conjoins the two halls, you can’t miss it! Also… Um… Don’t run out of power…” And with that, she turns, most likely going back to her post. You shudder involuntarily, her ominous words sending a shiver down your back. Shakily, you stagger to your new office.
The office was pretty small, with a torn and beat up leather chair, a cold metal desk, littered with junk, two windows, and two open doorways. Two sets of two buttons glowed faintly by the doors, labeled “Door” and “Light.” You can guess what those do. The walls are covered in more drawings and posters, and the desk was covered with crumpled up papers. Who ever worked here before you was really messy… Amongst the papers, there was a sleek and shiny new Tablet, looking out of place in the rundown office. Interesting. The time is now 11:40 pm. What do you do before your shift ends?
SIT AND WAIT
GO TO THE MAIN ROOM
GO TO DUNGEON DUOS
GO FIND THE GAME COUP/ TICKET BOOTH
GO TO THE SUPPLY ROOM