2014-06-13 - Crying For Coffee

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Title: Crying For Coffee

Westar, executive of Labyrinth, is trying something less subtle than the tactics his faction has used to date. Ergo, why a giant coffee cup robot is attacking people who just wanted to make snowmen. Fortunately, Pretty Cure (and one ally) are here to oppose him!


Westar, Love Momozono, Reika Aoki, Yayoi Kise, Ren Aizawa


Tama River

OOC - IC Date:

28 January 2014 - 6/13/14

<Pose Tracker> Hayato Nishi [None] has posed.

A cold snap has hit the Tama area over the last couple of days, and many are enjoying it while it lasts. While not quite cold enough for the Tama River to freeze over, the chill has lasted long enough for a little snow to accumulate. Just a few centimeters, but still enough to have some fun with.

With school out for the day, many are having just that kind of fun. A few snowball fights here, an impromptu snowman-building contest there, and generally enjoying the taste of a colder winter while it lasts - the weather forecast is for higher temperatures in the next few days.

There is enough chill that those selling hot drinks are doing good business - while not freezing, it's colder than usual, and there's an instinctive drive to warm up. Tea, coffee, hot cocoa - steaming paper cups are visible everywhere, and several stands have had to hire extra help to deal with the load. In at least one case, though, the help might have added to the load.

"Here you go, miss. Be careful, it's hot." A tall, buff, blond-haired man gives the latest customer a serious nod, and blinks as she smiles back. What is this? Why are they happy to hear about danger? It doesn't make any sense. He's prepared to take the next order when an older man's hand claps him on the shoulder.

"You've been at this for hours, Nishi-kun - take a break." A few disappointed sighs from a few of those waiting, but Hayato's temporary boss has spoken. "We need a few minutes to make more coffee anyway - but thank you for working so hard! It makes an old man happy to see such industriousness in the youth."

With a cup of coffee pressed into his hands, Hayato is ushered out the back. He walks without purpose for a few moments, considering those words as he wanders towards some nearby trees. Happy...there was something about happiness...

"That's right! This was supposed to be my debut! These people are happy - so according to what the others said, it's the best time to turn them towards despair!" He tosses the full coffee cup straight up into the air, and claps his hands.


Reality blinks, and where the blonde man stood is now an executive of Labyrinth. Garbed in black trimmed with gold, bearing a white cape, hair turned a minty green - Westar now stands. Wasting no time, he holds his hands before him, and summons a yellow diamond into existence - before hurling it upward to stab into the now-falling coffee cup! "Nakewameke! Obey my command!"


The festivities by the riverside are rather rudely interrupted, as a fearsome monstrosity appears - a giant paper coffee cup with a plastic lid, glowing red eyes on one side beneath a yellow diamond, with bulky metal arms and legs. It stomps, sending snow flying and civilians screaming in its wake, clearly bent on destruction.

Atop the lid, Westar stands, laughing as people flee in terror and despair. "Yes! Cry more! Wail more! Your grief and sorrow shall become Misery Energy for Supreme Ruler Mobius!" The robotic coffee cup Nakewameke follows up with its own challenge.


COMBAT: Hayato Nishi transforms into Nakewameke!
COMBAT: Westar has fully healed himself. He is now ready to take on 4 opponents!

<Pose Tracker> Love Momozono [Juuban Public School (8)] has posed.

Love Momozono was one of the ones taking advantage of the oh-so-cold, but delightfully frigid weather outside. With school over with and no planned dance practice today, the young Juuban middle-school student was free to go out and play in the snow. Dressed in her warmest mittens, earmuffs, leggings, brown snow boots, and a pink-coat with white faux-fur around the hood, Love was dressed for success in performing her current task of building a snowman.

The only problem with building a snowman was that it was a rather difficult and time-consuming process to do by yourself. Miki and Buki were both busy which left the auburn haired youth alone in her most noble task. Even without her best friends, Love hasn't let her spirits dampen one bit. She's smiling from ear to ear even now because she knows that sometimes you have to go it alone to get your own happiness and she was determined to get hers this day.

Love finishes with the middle-section of her snowman just as she hears some commotion going on nearby. Actually, it is a whole lot of commotion as people seem to be fleeing from something and in a hurry. Love's pink eyes dart back and forth before finally spying on the monstrous coffee beverage that rampages across the riverside. Oh no! She's seen that sort of creature before! Labyrinth was here and this was very bad since both Miki and Buki were not here to back Love up. But she couldn't focus on that! She couldn't let this nakewameke run rampant unchecked. She had to act!

Taking her linkrun out quickly, Love unlocks and flips it open before brushing a finger over the central circle. An explosion of pink energy rushes out from the device in the young girl's hands and quickly envelops her. "Change! Pretty Cure...Beat up!" With a wave of her arms and a leap into the air, the auburn haired Love Momozono turns into the blonde haired and pink and white wearing warrior, Cure Peach.

Cure Peach lands adeptly in her high-heeled boots onto the snow-covered ground. Her hands quickly mime the shape of heart with her pinky fingers outstretched. "This pink heart is the emblem of love!" CLAP "Freshly-picked! Cure Peach!" The blonde, pig-tailed warrior raises one-arm up skyward. "Let's Pretty Cure!" Cure Peach wastes no time in planning her next course of action. She runs straight towards the robotic coffee cup with a fist raised back behind her head. "Hyaaaaaaah!" Her fist now comes forward in an attempt to knock the nakewameke a good one.

COMBAT: Love Momozono transforms into Cure Peach!
COMBAT: Cure Peach has used Peach Straight Punch! on Westar.
COMBAT: Westar fails to brace Cure Peach's Peach Straight Punch!, taking 16 Fatigue damage!  

<Pose Tracker> Reika Aoki [Infinity Institute (7)] has posed.

"Reika! Look Kuru~!" Was it something dangerous?! "Careful Candy. That's hot." Relatively speaking, maybe. The sheep-headed fairy lowered a paper cup of cocoa, the upper side of her lips smeared with a mustache. She started to giggle as Reika reached forward with a napkin to the rim of her oversized Candy carrying tote bag, wiping off her lips with the faintest of smiles. She bobbed two fuzzy yellow ears forward in response. Just before her eyes grew wide, that playful tone becoming shrill, even if the same words were spoken. "Reika! Look Kuru~!"

Turning suddenly, Reika saw the robotic coffee cup terrorizing the people who were here to have a good time. Something in her eyes, quavered, then hardened, as she rose suddenly from her picnic table beside another girl. "Yayoi-san, let's go." She only walked a short ways before gripping a pink and white compact which hung from the side of the bag. Once she was within cover, she opened it, and placed an azure decor within it. It lit up with a sequence of rainbow lights, and inquired, "Ready?" Reika looked forward with a somber expression, "Pretty Cure.. Smile Charge!" Suddenly suffused by cerulean light.

A powder puff appears from the compact, flipping upward, the compact piping up cheerfully it's cheerful cry, "Go!" Deftly she catches it, her hand sliding into the strap with practiced grace. "Go go! Let's go Beauty!" Taking a breath, she blows upon the compact, powder flowing off as gentle as drifting snow.

It falls to her feet, before rising again, the gleaming magical snow changing her as it's buoyed upwards to her chest. There she places her hands, as it gathers into a cerulean starburst of color. Her back arches, and suddenly her hair lengthens and becomes four azure tresses. Taking the compact, she presses it against each of her face's cheeks, and they take on a subtle blush.

That gleaming magical snow gathers once again in her hand, which she holds gently in her palm in front of her face motes of it falling all around her, "A noble heart as pure as virgin snow.." She presses that snow to her chest, before raising out that right arm, palm outward in a pose, with heels together, "..Cure Beauty!"

As Candy slips away to the trees for cover, she offers her cheerful support, "Go Beauty and Peace kuru~!" Beauty begins her slow advance on the coffee Nakewameke, the air around her growing even more chill. In her right hand, sparkling ice starts to form, from just a hilt, it accrues until it becomes a gleaming blade. Holding it up parallel to her face in a high guard, her rush becomes rapid footsteps as she follows off Cure Peach's straightforward attempt to knock it over, with low, carefully measured strikes to its legs. They're not particularly fierce, the intent is to form rime and hoarfrost to jam up the mechanical parts. "There are more Pretty Cure, than I imagined." Cure Beauty says with a hint of wonder to Cure Peach.

COMBAT: Reika Aoki transforms into Cure Beauty!
COMBAT: Cure Beauty has used Precure Beauty Frostbite on Westar.
COMBAT: Westar narrowly braces Cure Beauty's Precure Beauty Frostbite, taking 4 Fatigue damage!  Cure Beauty is Psyched!  Trap applied to Westar!  

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

It is a pretty cold day! And warm beverages are always great for heating up a chilly soul! Ren's come to this conclusion all by herself. Not that it's a particularly hard thing to grasp, mind you. Clutching a cup of coffee she sips on it gratefully, having parked herself on a bench to decompress from the day's activities. So much homework was awaiting her once she got home. Taking a bit of a detour helped take her mind off of it, however.

Her lips are about to touch the rim of the paper cup again when she hears screaming. She pauses, eyes darting up to see the source of the terror being experienced by everyone else -- a giant coffee cup running amok. It's not even surprising at this point in her career as a magical girl, having grown used to such interruptions.

Still, it's a bit annoying since she just wants to enjoy her coffee...

In a split second the coffee monster has opposition in a blonde girl dressed in pink and white. Is that a Cure? Definitely has to be a Cure. Ren often marvels at how optimistic and fearless they are. Not to mention strong. She jumps to her feet, watching the girl who announced herself as Cure Peach deliver a punch to the cup's body. Oh yeah. They're pretty darn strong, too, those Cures...


"Huh? Oh! Of course, Heraut."

After ducking behind some nearby shrubbery there's a golden flash of light, and a moment later out flies Ren clad in her barrier jacket. "Need help?" She calls to Cure Peach before spinning her scepter around and pointing it directly at their mutual opponent. Or rather /opponents/ in this case since there's apparently a suspicious looking blonde guy standing atop the coffee monster. Probably it's master, more than likely.


After her device announces the attack, several superheated gems sprout into existence around her in a semi-circle. They spin haphazardly before zipping off to pummel the rampaging cup!

COMBAT: Ren Aizawa transforms into Barrier Jacket!
COMBAT: Ren Aizawa has used Seeker Barrage on Westar.
COMBAT: Westar narrowly braces Ren Aizawa's Seeker Barrage, taking 3 Fatigue damage!  Exhausted applied to Westar!  

<Pose Tracker> Yayoi Kise [Infinity Institute (7)] has posed.

Yayoi Kise had totally screwed up her hot cococa time yesterday due to the evils of Ail and his Cardians, and really, she needed the boost today after yesterdays near schooling of evil. So when Reika invited her out, of course she took it, though yesterdays affair was still on her mind, and she looked kind of morose up until she aquired her new cup of hot cooca. Hot Cocoa and Candy make everything better. She still tries to avoid answering any questions about yesterday with Reika, and intsead

Focuses on helping to dote on Candy, this sheep is practically a full time job.

"Um...thanks for...." she begins to kind of weakly say out until...

She peers across the way. "Eeeeeek, again!?" she calls out. "I hope this isn't...." then she notices Candy is actually trying to get thier attention about a thing.

"Is that a Cup of Coffee Mecha!?" she asks with the most bizzare happy tone. THAT IS SO COOL, she thinks... "But...it's... why are all the cool things evil?" she asks mopey again. She does however, follow suit, "Pretty Cure, Smile! Charge...."

Her transformation is trunctaed so the majority happens across the way so she can give her typical.

"Sparkling, Glittering.. ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS!"

She throws the scissors. "Cure Peace!" she says.

"You...can't use the power of coffee for evil, you just can't! You have to help moms and dads get to work on time!" she pleads at the cup. Then she looks over at Cure Peach. She blinks. "Uh... Hi?" she says kind of shyly. Indeed, more Cure is nice. But she sucks at Introductions. "Um.. are these your... enemies?" she asks. Yeah, it seems all the Cure had thier own weird enemy. It was kinda weird.

COMBAT: Yayoi Kise transforms into Cure Peace!
COMBAT: Cure Peace has used Pikarin Janken! on Westar.
COMBAT: Westar fails to brace Cure Peace's Pikarin Janken!, taking 0 Fatigue damage!  Westar is Cheered!  

<Pose Tracker> Westar [None] has posed.

Steam rises in the Nakewameke's footsteps, snow melting away from the coffee cup monster's inner heat. Hot drinks are the best on a cold day, after all. Atop the lid, Westar laughs at the success. People are panicking, fleeing - they're terrified of the monster, despairing at their day being ruined, and he's collecting that misery. The executive kneels a moment, laying a hand on the monster's lid. "This is fantastic! You're doing a great job!"

Of course, this is where things start to go wrong - Cure Peach comes in in a surprise punch, and hits the monster hard enough that it staggers back three steps. Cure Beauty's followup strike catches in one joint, ice spreading and making it seize up - locking it in place for the ensuing barrage of energy bolts. "What? Are we under attack?!"

And then - a challenge. The Nakewameke, independent of Westar's confusion, turns to Cure Peace, shaking a robotic fist - and throwing rock! It won the match, and metallic-sounding laughter results. "CONTENTS ARE HOOOOOOT!"

Cheered by his monster's success at a children's game, Westar stands up proudly once more. "Aha! You must be the infamous 'Pretty Cure' that I've heard about!" He points to Ren. "Cure Black, correct? And the rest of you...Blue, Pink, Yellow or something?"

He thumps his chest. "I am Westar! Denizen of Labyrinth, and faithful servant of Supreme Ruler Mobius! Nakewameke - attack them!" The robotic coffee cup obeys - swinging its massive arms in straight jabs at most of its foes, before finishing with an overhand strike at Cure Peace!

COMBAT: Westar has used Steam-Powered Swing on Ren Aizawa.
COMBAT: Westar has used Steam-Powered Swing on Cure Peach.
COMBAT: Westar has used Steam-Powered Swing on Cure Beauty.
COMBAT: Westar has used I Threw Rock! on Cure Peace.
COMBAT: Cure Peace narrowly dodges Westar's I Threw Rock!, taking 15 Fatigue damage!  Cure Peace's Fade ability activates!  Cure Peace's Flash ability activates!  
COMBAT: Cure Beauty narrowly counters Westar's Steam-Powered Swing, taking 5 Fatigue damage!  Cure Beauty's Tactician ability activates!  
COMBAT: Cure Beauty's counterattack, Precure Beauty Snowburst, partially gets through, doing 10 Fatigue damage to Westar!  Diversion applied to Westar!  
COMBAT: Ren Aizawa fails to brace Westar's Steam-Powered Swing, taking 10 Fatigue damage!  
COMBAT: Cure Peach narrowly braces Westar's Steam-Powered Swing, taking 4 Fatigue damage!  Cure Peach's Block ability activates!  Cure Peach's Parry ability activates!  

<Pose Tracker> Cure Peach [Juuban Public School (8)] has posed.

Cure Beauty's timely assistance results in her being close enough to Cure Peach for her to immediately take notice of her. Out of the corner of her eye, she had only seen blue which made her think of Cure Berry, but this was entirely someone new! She -did- look surprisingly similar to how her and her friends looked when they transformed. Cool! Peach's eyes immediately go wide at what this could possibly mean! But before she can manage to blurt anything out, another girl appears out of a flash of light and comes to help out too. Not long after, a third girl and fellow blonde comes to offer her assistance too...maybe. "There are others?" Cure Peach immediately beams towards the others. "I'm Cure Peach and I need all of your help. These things are really strong and dangerous. Let's defeat it together!"

Eas had nearly defeated Cure Peach last time with her powerful nakewameke, but hopefully things will go better this time since she had help, a lot of help! Cure Peach turns back towards the Nakewameke and brandishes a fist. She dashes forward to repeat her exact same attack from before in straightforward fashion when she's beaten to the punch by the nakewameke. Peach crosses her arms to defend herself as the robot coffee cup's punch impacts and pushes back through the snow a good number of feet. Oof! These things were tough! Her first punch had only knocked it back slightly and now it seemed awfully angry and was punching -everyone-. Was Eas behind this again?!

But it is Westar's thumping introduction that soon corrects Peach. "There are more of -them- too?" This was bad. It was great that there were more people like her out there, but it was really bad if there were more of these Labyrinth types out there too. Cure Peach runs forward a third time, but jumps suddenly at the last moment and attempts to land a kick against the side of the Nakewameke. "Pretty Cure Kick!" She yells mid-air at the offending coffee-cup monster.

COMBAT: Cure Peach has used Pretty Cure Solo Kick! on Westar.
COMBAT: Westar narrowly counters Cure Peach's Pretty Cure Solo Kick!, taking 3 Fatigue damage!  
COMBAT: Westar's counterattack, Caffeinated Right Cross, partially gets through, doing 24 Fatigue damage to Cure Peach!  

<Pose Tracker> Cure Peace [Infinity Institute (7)] has posed.

Cure Peace sort of goes wide eyed. "H..Hey! Evil isn't supposed to win that game! Do over....!" she calls out with wide eyes. Then the thing sort of throws rock and just things start falling apart for her already. "You can't .. just go winning ga---I mean.. YOU CAN'T BRING DESPAIR WITH COFFEE!" she insists loudly. "While also being a robot! Robots and Coffee were meant to bring happiness to the people and children of the world!" she says dramtically. She looks to Peace.

"I'm.. Cure Peace!" she says with a smile. "And we'll help!" she says with determination.

She then proceeds to hold out her fingers and launch a fullisade of lighting from both hands into the beast.

Maybe this thing isn't grounded properly. Hopefully it doesn't have some sort of evil robot warranty.

COMBAT: Cure Peace has used Chain Lightning on Westar.
COMBAT: Westar fails to brace Cure Peace's Chain Lightning, taking 18 Fatigue damage! 

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

More Cures show up. Ren /really/ admires their teamwork and dedication to one another. It's inspiring! Maybe she should try to organize some kind of Jewel Seed hunting party with the other device-users. They could have meetings and plan out strategies. Should she buy a dry erase board? Hmm...

<INCOMING!> Heraut's voice chimes, breaking Ren out of her thoughts on camaraderie in time to see one of the robotic arms coming right for her. "Ahh!" She holds out a hand as she hastily forms a shield.

It's too little, too late however, and the golden barrier breaks like glass, the coffee monster's fist impacting with her chest. The high schooler yelps, getting flung back, but regains her balance in midair soon after. Her device chimes.


"S-sorry!" Ren blushes, feeling silly for letting herself be so easily distracted. Shaking her head as if to clear it she holds up her scepter. "You know the drill, Heraut!"


Metallic clicks fill the air as the scepter forms itself into a shiny rapier. Ren slashes at the air dramatically with it before falling into a stance with the newly conjured weapon thrust out in front of her. She then blinks when the mysterious guy calls her Cure Black. Uh. No. She's not that person. But she doesn't really feel the need to correct him at the moment. Instead, heeding Peach's plea for assistance, she dashes forward, deliving a flurry of slashes to the monster with her sword.

COMBAT: Ren Aizawa has used Multicut on Westar.
COMBAT: Westar fails to brace Ren Aizawa's Multicut, taking 8 Fatigue damage!  

<Pose Tracker> Cure Beauty [Infinity Institute (7)] has posed.

The massive arm comes down at Cure Beauty. Backpeddling away from the titanic fist, she spins suddenly into a vicious back-handed swing, a kiai shout bursting from her lips, "HYAH!" The blade of ice strikes the fist, and suddenly the wind picks up into a massive snowburst. Beauty is briefly in a silhouette. And then the blade shatters, Reika stumbles away from the searing pain shooting up her arm, which then becomes a numbing impact. The hilt of the now useless ice blade is tossed away, as she leaps backwards to prevent an immediate follow up attack. "Cure Beauty. It's a pleasure to meet you."

And then she bows, just slightly, more a dipping of the head than anything. Was she really bowing to a new Pretty Cure in a battle!? "It has characteristics similar to an Akanbe, is that jewel fastened to it a vulnerable spot?"

Before she could answer, however, she starts following up. "Let's go Peace." A jagged frost flower formation of forms out of the ground near her, seemingly with no effort, but in reality taking a great deal, and she grasps one of the icicles, which shapes and molds into another hilt within her hand.

She waits for Cure Peace's lightning, then begins her charge as Peach begins her assault, rushing forward, this time she leaps and thrusts the blade of sparkling ice into the coffee cup exterior, where emits an aura of intense cold. While the mass of the nakewameke is far greater, it's still likely to have some effect!

COMBAT: Cure Beauty has used Precure Beauty Sub-Zero on Westar.
COMBAT: Westar narrowly braces Cure Beauty's Precure Beauty Sub-Zero, taking 12 Fatigue damage!  Critical Hit!  Stun applied to Westar!  

<Pose Tracker> Westar [None] has posed.

Interesting. This Cure Pink - wait, no, Cure Peach - already knows about them? Westar regrets, momentarily, not checking in with Eas before setting out - but his fellow executive had been too furious to say more than two words to him. Still, asking questions first isn't really his style. "Nakewameke! Watch out for Cure Peach!"

The robotic coffee cup monster obliges, meeting the incoming kick with an already-swinging fist - force opposed with overwhelming force. This dedicated focus, however, comes at a price - and both Westar and his monster are incoherent as Cure Peace's lightning strikes home. Ren's combo cuts into the side, and hot coffee leaks out for only moments before being frozen solid by Cure Beauty's sword.


Westar manages to shake off the aftereffects of the electricity, and points dramatically. "Pathetic! Did you really think you could stand in Labyrinth's waaaaaay!" The last syllable of his challenge is drawn out by the Nakewameke wavering for a moment before Westar slaps it on the lid. He hisses, but loud enough that the heroes can overhear. "Get it together! It's time to start fighting back - go after Black and Peace first!"

Ice splinters from the frozen knee as the Nakewameke stomps forward - and one arm shoots out to snatch up a hero, while the other swings in a massive uppercut at the flying foe!

COMBAT: Westar has used Hands Full Of Misery on Cure Peace.
COMBAT: Westar has used Temperature Rising on Ren Aizawa.
COMBAT: Westar has used Just Stomping Around on Cure Peach.
COMBAT: Westar has used Just Stomping Around on Cure Beauty.
COMBAT: Cure Peace narrowly braces Westar's Hands Full Of Misery, taking 27 Fatigue damage!  Critical Hit!  
COMBAT: Cure Beauty narrowly braces Westar's Just Stomping Around, taking 8 Fatigue damage!  
COMBAT: Ren Aizawa narrowly counters Westar's Temperature Rising, taking 6 Fatigue damage!  Westar is Psyched!  Ren Aizawa's Reverse ability activates!  
COMBAT: Ren Aizawa's counterattack, Prismatic Refraction, partially gets through, doing 11 Fatigue damage to Westar!  

<Pose Tracker> Cure Peace [Infinity Institute (7)] has posed.

Cure Peace is snatched up. Eeeeee! "Coffee's not supposed to pick me up this way...!" she says frantically as her legs kick as she's grabbed up. "I prefer Hot Cocoa anyways..." she says a bit morosely. She huffs as she clenches her fists and like a bug being grabbed too hard, retaliates with a shocking result, channeling lightning into this things hand.

Then she sort of collapses afterwards because that was a bad idea. she kind of smokes afterwards.."I'm..okay just...need to..."

Then Candy's probably already in a nurses outfit on top of Peace and providing treatment in the form of placing some sort of pink frosted cupcake in Peace's hand.

She's helping!

She sadly nibbles the cupcake while other heroes go about defeating the bad guys.

COMBAT: Cure Peace has used Peace Lightning on Westar.
COMBAT: Cure Peace has finished attacking.
COMBAT: Westar accepts Cure Peace's Peace Lightning, taking 32 Fatigue damage!  
<Pose Tracker> Cure Peach [Juuban Public School (8)] has posed.

Cure Peach's heeled foot lands against the side of the Nakewameke, but instead of falling over; the coffee-cup stands fast! This puts Peach in a bad position as she gets swatted out of the air by the the strong creature. The blonde haired warrior gets flung against the ground and ricochets off it before landing a good distance away. Slowly, Peach picks herself up off the ground to see that the nakewameke was stomping her way, causing icicles to shoot dangerously out towards everyone with every stomp. A few of this shards head Peach's away and she stands up just in time to cross her arms and narrowly deflect the sharp shard from skewering her. The sheer force of this shard nearly cause Peach to collapse back onto the ground. Ugh. These Labyrinth guys were just so strong!

Cure Peach does notice two things about the girls that came to help fight this nakewameke in short order. One: They all seem awesome. Two: They are also really strong. Ren had her expert sword work, Beauty had an ice-sword of her own, and Peace was shooting -lightning- at the coffee-cup monster. Their very presence here was filling the young Juuban student full of hope. They just might be able to win this if they all work together! She can't lose hope now! Peach forces herself back up onto feet and into a fighitng stance. Cure Beauty's question has Peach looking back at the offending robo-coffee. "Umm. All I know is that if we keep beating it up, we can turn it back to normal!" Truly, Peach was no master tactician.

Cure Peace getting grabbed by the coffee monster has Peach sprining into action. "Let her...." The blonde haired powerhouse runs forward once more and skips forward before throwing a huge punch the nakewameke's way. "....goooooo!" And then she puts her whole body into twisting and throwing a haymaker at the mean coffee cretin.

COMBAT: Cure Peach has used Pretty Cure Fresh Punch on Westar.
COMBAT: Westar narrowly braces Cure Peach's Pretty Cure Fresh Punch, taking 11 Fatigue damage!  Critical Hit!  Cure Peach is Psyched!  
<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

Their attacks have obviously put the Nakewameke off balance. It spills coffee onto the ground and seems waver for a moment, prompting action from it's master. What kind of power does he have that allows him to turn an innocent cup of coffee into an angry sentient beast, anyway? These villains kept getting stranger and stranger.

"What's your goal here?" She addresses Westar for the first time, briefly turning to Peach -- who seems to know what this guy's deal is. "Coffee shouldn't be used in this way..." She echoes Peace's earlier sentiments, frowning heavily. Way to ruin coffee you big jerk! >:|

The Nakewameke is on the move again. Ren holds up her sword, which gives off a golden glint right before letting out a burst of rainbow energy that wraps itself around the incoming fist. The attack that would've likely hurt a lot had she not reacted in time is reduced, the cushioning bands of magic also having an added benefit of delivering damage in the form of searing heat.

"I prefer hot cocoa, too." She mumbles passively in response to Peace's declaration. Especially after /this/. She doesn't leave the Nakewameke's personal space, instead thursting her sword out at it again. Though this time instead of simply trying to cut the monster to ribbons, she switches things up by making the blade erupt into a shower of sparks.

COMBAT: Ren Aizawa has used Magical Burst on Westar.
COMBAT: Westar narrowly counters Ren Aizawa's Magical Burst, taking 0 Fatigue damage!  Stagger applied to Westar!  
COMBAT: Westar's counterattack, Steam-Powered Punch, partially gets through, doing 6 Fatigue damage to Ren Aizawa!  
<Pose Tracker> Cure Beauty [Infinity Institute (7)] has posed.

"She isn't Cure Black." Cure Beauty corrects Westar succinctly, after all, she'd met Cure Black. Cure Peach didn't offer the answer she hopes for, but it doesn't upset Reika, she simply states, "I see." in a blessedly neutral voice.

Splintered ice is shot her way as the gargantuan Nakewameke begins stomping around. Several pieces graze her, leading to jagged tears in her attire, before she reflexively begins shattering them in mid-air with a series of knife-hand strikes. Once the assault is finished, she stands there, breathing hard, with several bleeding cuts dipping from her gloves and arms. Looking up suddenly, Reika's eyes widen imperceptibly, "Peace!"

Reika's solution to the problem is another charge, grasping and ripping off another blade from an improvised ice formation, before leaping and attempting a slash to the Nakewameke's robotic wrist. Fortunately, Candy will tend to her in the aftermath.

COMBAT: Cure Beauty has used Whiteout Slash on Westar.
COMBAT: Westar narrowly braces Cure Beauty's Whiteout Slash, taking 2 Fatigue damage!  Cure Beauty is Psyched!  

<Pose Tracker> Westar [None] has posed.

In hindsight, grabbing the enemy who can create electricity was an incredibly poor plan. Cure Peace's lightning surges through the arm and into the coffee - which seems to have enough salinity to conduct electricity. It staggers back when Cure Peach's ferocity and fist strike home, and swings a wild haymaker at Ren's latest charge. Cure Beauty's ice catches it in the already-damaged wrist, and the captured heroine is finally freed to collapse elsewhere. The entire counterattack has certainly knocked the Nakewameke off balance, though - sufficiently so that Westar had to leap free, alighting on a nearby treetop.

Branches crunch beneath Westar's feet, and he points dramatically in the wake of that tactic backfiring. Pretty Cure - and their as-yet-nameless ally - are strong opponents. Perhaps he should have picked something other than a paper coffee cup? "Nakewameke! One of them's down - so finish the rest of them off! Crush all those who would oppose Mobius-sama's will!"

The Nakewameke roars, and coffee sprays from cracks in the cup as it storms around, swinging wildly at anything and everything. "MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS!"

Orders given, Westar folds his arms as things unfold. However strong the opposition, can they truly stand against Labyrinth?

COMBAT: FINISHER! Westar has used Nakewameke Rampage on Ren Aizawa.
COMBAT: FINISHER! Westar has used Nakewameke Rampage on Cure Beauty.
COMBAT: FINISHER! Westar has used Nakewameke Rampage on Cure Peach.
COMBAT: Cure Beauty narrowly dodges Westar's Finisher, Nakewameke Rampage, taking 35 Fatigue damage!  
COMBAT: Ren Aizawa narrowly dodges Westar's Finisher, Nakewameke Rampage, taking 23 Fatigue damage!  Critical Hit!  
COMBAT: Cure Peach fails to brace Westar's Finisher, Nakewameke Rampage, taking 50 Fatigue damage!  

<Pose Tracker> Cure Beauty [Infinity Institute (7)] has posed.

"Nuts? That's a thoughful monster. People can be allergic to.." Beauty can't be bothered to finish though, as the Nakewameke is spraying coffee everywhere. Cure Beauty finds herself in the midst of a series of flips and handstands to get out of the way. One can't really get out of the way of such a large quantity of hot coffee however. When the assault finishes, she feels like she's literally just leapt out of a sea of fire, smoke sizzling and steaming off of her skin, which now looks reddened and raw.

"What right does he have to terrorize people? Whoever Mobius-san might be, if that is his will..." She grasps her smile pact. "...then I will see him stopped." Placing the smile pact to her chest, it begins to glow in a cerulean pinwheel of gleaming motes of light. Framed by drifting snow, she spreads her arms out in a warm, inviting gesture. "Pretty Cure!"

Turning about, her arms moving as a dancer's might, the snow responded wherever she moved, the blustery wind following suit and changing direction. Finally stopping, the smile pact has become a coruscating globe of sky-blue light in her hand. With her other hand, she draws an X "Beauty..."

That same hand then draws a straight line downward within the X, which expands outward into a sublime masterpiece of fractals, a snowflake. "...Blizzard!" The snowflake dissolves into a sparkling, purifying storm of snow and ice, billowing outward at the Nakewameke.

COMBAT: FINISHER! Cure Beauty has used Beauty Blizzard on Westar.
<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

The burst doesn't quite floor the coffee cup as planned. Ren takes another punch to the chest, hissing as it starts to take a toll. That one really hurt. She tightens the grip on her sword, looking to see Peace on the ground and effectively out of the fight for now. They still had an advantage over the monster but having that fourth person had been /really/ helpful...

"We need to-" She's cut off though when Westar orders the Nakewameke to end things. And it tries. Oh boy. Ren wastes no time flying out of the way, though she's clipped significantly enough by one of it's fists yet again to send her veering off course -- into a /tree/. The mage sinks down to the ground. And comically enough the impact shakes loose enough snow from the branches to nearly bury her in a blanket of white. Wow.

<CRITICAL HIT. CAREFUL.> Heraut chimes in warning. Ren only nods, climbing to her feet, barrier jacket torn in several places. Her chest is on fire, too. She's sure she'd have broken bones if not for the armor protecting her. "I think everyone is still standing." She surveys the battlefield, happy to see Peach and Beauty didn't get pulverized into unconciousness. "Let's give him back what he gave us!" Ren shouts, eager to repay the coffee brute and then some. She thrusts her sword out in front of her, and it starts to take on a golden sheen. The energy spreads from the sword, to her hand and arm, and then continues until it coats her entire body. "Souverain Heraut.... Let's run him through!"


Ren shoots off like a speeding bullet, faster than the eye can perceive, as she homes in on the Nakewameke for a hopefully true strike!

COMBAT: FINISHER! Ren Aizawa has used Heroic Lance on Westar.

<Pose Tracker> Cure Peach [Juuban Public School (8)] has posed.

The haymaker strikes true and a battered Peach proudly grins as her fist connects against the nakewameke's surprisingly resilient papery armor. This attack is timed perfectly with Cure Beauty's rescue attempt and Ren's follow up attack. She turns and gives Beauty a nod of approval for her friend saving tactics and then offers a cheer towards Ren at her continued strong assault. "They are out to cause misfortune and endanger everyone around them! We have to stop them!" Cure Peach explains without realizing that she shouldn't be doing this so close to the attacking Nakewameke.

Westar gives his orders and the nakewameke obeys. Robotic arms slam around her and Peach is able to block the first hit, but the Nakewameke's rampage isn't done. She gets blindsided by the backswing of the coffee monster's arm and goes flying through the air once more. The weakened Peach can't do anything to lessen the speed of her flight and crashes straight into a tree, knocking the snow off its branches which covers the young girl completely.

Nothing stirs from underneath the snow for a long moment. But gradually, a snow covered pink figure emerges out from underneath the white snow. Peach wasn't defeated quite yet. She was bruised, battered, and covered by snow; however, she still had some fight left in her. She couldn't let her friends that weren't present down nor could she let her new allies down either. They all were fighting so hard alongside her.

With a sneeze, snow falls off of Peach's head to reveal a look of steely determination in those pink eyes of hers. "This is our chance! Let's do this!" The wounded girl in pink reaches her arms out wide and brings them over her head in a loud CLAP. "Nasty things, nasty things, fly away! Pretty Cure-" Peach forms a heart now with her hands over where her own heart is located. "Love Sunshine!" An explosion of bright pink energy shoots out from Peach's formed heart and heads straight towards the attacking nakewameke, seeking to engulf the creature in its colorful glory.

COMBAT: FINISHER! Cure Peach has used Pretty Cure Love Sunshine on Westar.
COMBAT: Westar fails to brace Cure Beauty's Finisher, Beauty Blizzard, taking 72 Fatigue damage!  
COMBAT: Westar fails to brace Ren Aizawa's Finisher, Heroic Lance, taking 52 Fatigue damage!  
COMBAT: Westar fails to brace Cure Peach's Finisher, Pretty Cure Love Sunshine, taking 107 Fatigue damage!  Westar is unable to keep fighting!  

<Pose Tracker> Westar [None] has posed.

...maybe they can.

Westar openly gapes from his treetop perch as his enemies not only get back up after his Nakewameke's rampage, but attack at full power. "Were they holding back before?!"

A glittering snowflake becomes an ice storm, and the leaking coffee cup is pinned in place by frozen spikes of its own liquid. Cracks run through its body.

Ren's charge punches clean through once side and out the other - just missing the diamond, but shattering any defenses that remained there.

And then a bolt of peach-coloured light slams into the diamond, becoming an engulfing storm to finish the job.

The Nakewameke, utterly defeated, makes one last "FIZZZZZZZ" as the last of the evil bubbles away - and when the light fades, a now-empty coffee cup falls to land on its side in the snow. The nightmare is over, and people are free to return to their fun - once they're sure it's safe, anyway. The sun's still bright, the chill's still in the air, and there's snow on the ground.

Further away, Westar growls. "I'll have to watch out for them next time. Pretty Cure, huh?" He folds his arms, and nods. "I'll have to talk to Eas and Soular, and see if they have a plan." He takes a step off the branch, and vanishes into the trees below - and perhaps Hayato Nishi will emerge, some time later.

Before that, though, a loud grumbling that, perhaps, the keen of ear might hear. "Dangit, I forgot to find out what coffee tastes like!"

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

Could it be? Yes! Success! Ren emerges from the other side of the coffee cup monster, coming to a stop that leaves streaks in the snow behind her. She pants from the effort, whirling around in time to see Peach's attack end the Nakewameke's short life. She grins widely, tossing a fist into the air in celebration. Alright! Then, remembering the monster's master, she drops her arm and looks around frantically for him, half-expecting an attack in retaliation for defeating his minion. But no. He's nowhere to be found, having obviously run off to lick his wounds. Phew. Wiping sweat from her brow she looks to Peach and Beauty, waving at them with both hands.

"That was something, huh? I'm just glad no innocent people got caught up in this. And... /oh/, is she going to be alright?" Ren points to the still downed Peace, a look of worry on her face. "Do you guys always fight creations like that? I have to say this is my first time seeing coffee turn so volatile."

<Pose Tracker> Cure Beauty [Infinity Institute (7)] has posed.

There's relief that washes over Beauty, though the smile doesn't reach her eyes. It stops short just behind her eyes, as she clasps her hands together. She turns around slowly, to face the other two, a dignified, elegant smile upon her lips. Bowing just slightly at the waist as thanks, "Thank you very much. Cure Peace and I surely wouldn't have been able to manage without either of you." At Ren's worry, Beauty answers sedately, "With Candy tending to her, she will be well."

In the background, somewhere, Candy with a nurse hat is still trying to feed Peace a pink cupcake. She's helping!

There's something about Cure Peach, that reminds her of a certain teammate. While they are both very different, there are just characteristics about them... for some reason touches Reika somewhere deeply, while she doesn't understand it, she offers Peach a compliment, this time the smile reaches her eyes. "You were marvelous." Turning her attention back to Ren, she answers as best as she can. She'd fought alongside other Pretty Cure, but she didn't really know all that much about the others, "Frequently, but not all the time. While each Pretty Cure appears to have a different charge, we oppose all evil such as this whenever it arises."

<Pose Tracker> Cure Peach [Juuban Public School (8)] has posed.

A trifecta of powerful attacks assault the terrifying coffee cup creation. And thankfully, their combined might was powerful enough to defeat the Nakewameke. An exhausted Peach musters the energy to jump up into the air and cheer loudly. "We did it!" She lands back on her feet for a brief moment before disaster hits by Peach's high-heeled boots connecting with a patch of ice. The young warrior is soon airborne once more and lands safely in a nearby patch of snow. Covered again by the snow, Peach sneezes again. Achoo! Perhaps this outfit of hers wasn't the most well-suited for the weather.

Wounded, tired, and now embarassed, Peach takes her time getting back onto her feet. The owner of this particular Nakewameke, the dastardly Westar, has already flown the coop so to speak. She was too slow this time! But her powerful allies were still there atleast even if Cure Peace was still out of commission.

Ren's very relevant questions causes Peach to look Peace's way, her pig tails shaking off snow as she turns and then runs over to Peace's side to see if she was okay personally. "I hope she will be!" shouts Peach as she passes Ren and Beauty on her way over. Once there, she crouches down next to Peace to take a closer look at her injuries despite not really being to do much to help and then turns her head back towards the two swordswomen. "Yes, but it's not always coffee. Sometimes it's hamburgers!" Peach explains to Ren and Beauty simply with a dangerously serious tone being used here. Apparently, hamburger mis-use was a big deal to the young girl.

Seeing that the fairy nurse was still at hard work (?), Peach leaves Peace in the care of Candy before stranding back up and walking back over towards Cure Beauty and Ren. Once more, Peach's eyes grow in size at Beauty's words. "So you really are a Pretty Cure too?! That's amazing! You have to come get donuts with me sometime!" The whole not knowing each others secret identities thing doesn't really click with Peach at the moment. Pink eyes soon shift over towards Ren. "That goes for you too! You really helped us out there. Are you a Pretty Cure too?" She asks point-blankly before trying to smile even wider. In her weakened this state, this seems to hurt Peach a little bit who grimaces at her own over-exertion. And thankfully Beauty is able to explain the situation better than she could have so Peach ends up just nodding her head as excitedly as she can muster in her current state.

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

Ren nods at Beauty. The Jewel Seeds could theoretically produce the same effect in relatively mundane objects. Like the giant tree for instance. Boy. What a fight that was.

"Ahhh. No. I'm not." She says in reply to Peach, smiling politely. "I'm what you'd call a mage." Yes. That's the proper term. "I've seen others like you guys around. They're just as dedicated. And colorful." She adds, referring to Peach and Beauty's respective outfits and hairstyles obviously. "Oh. Donuts? I'd love to. Hehehe..." How difficult that'll be with secret identies in place isn't questioned for now, though.

<Pose Tracker> Cure Beauty [Infinity Institute (7)] has posed.

"Hamburgers?" The idea of a Hamburger monster causes Beauty to put a finger to her chin, she looks up a little in wonder and contemplation. "The Bad End Generals turn objects into monsters as well, called Akanbe. Except they use corrupted Decor that take the appearance of clown noses."

Peach's care for Peace and her comment though snaps her out of her contemplation, as she looks towards her, eyes growing at her comment, "Donuts?" She sounds startled, "I haven't ever tried a donut before." Reika hadn't tried a lot of things before though! She still hadn't even tried Takoyaki. There's some hesitance, as the difficulty of this happening with secret identities does actually occur to Reika. "I'll place myself in your care."

Beauty turns to Ren, looking at her, and nodding. She knows if Ren is a mage then she likely attends Infinity too, but she doesn't want to call attention to that fact. "Colorful? So much so that that man believes we're all named after colors?"

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

Hamburger monsters? Oh my. Ren never wants to run into those! Seriously. She likes hamburgers a lot and to have to fight a living one would not be very appetizing.

"Yes. I think so. He called me Cure Black. I've never met her.. but I'll take that as a compliment, actually." Ren chuckles a bit. "At this rate I don't think I'll ever meet all the Cures!"

<Pose Tracker> Cure Peace [Infinity Institute (7)] has posed.

Cure Peace peeks up. "I'm okay." she says all moreosly. She's mostly keeping face down. She may be nibbling on a Candy-supplied cupcake. She finally sits up. "Sorry guys." she says all glumly, sort of sitting on her tush and puts her head into her hands. "I even lost Rock, Paper, Scissors, that never happens. That... thing cheated! It had to!" she pleads all wide eyed.

She boggles at Peach. "So you're Pretty Cure, too! That's great, we seem to meet a lotta them!" she says with a wide smile then suddenly ows.

More Candy-suppled Cupcake. It's delicious, if not very healing.

<Pose Tracker> Cure Peach [Juuban Public School (8)] has posed.

Donuts would be exactly what Peach needs in her life right now. And if cupcakes can revive Peace, then maybe donuts can work wonders too. She'll have to remember to get her some to thank her for her help as well. Peach weighs the information that Ren gives about herself and about Pretty Cures with what Beauty has to say too. Well if there are legendary warriors than there must be legendary mages too and that is what Ren must be which makes her a-okay in Peach's book. Peach nods her head a few times as she continues to process this information, but then the cogs in her head grind to a halt. Beauty has never had a donut before?! The blonde warrior suddenly looks as shocked as if she had just seen another nakewameke appear behind Beauty. "Then let's all go get donuts!~" There were many paths to happiness and most of those paths were probably paved with donuts.

Cure Peach turns now to head straight for where she thinks Kaoru-chan would be, but stops in her tracks where Candy is still tending to Peace. Oh wait! She's okay! Cure Peach trots on over to Peace's side with a wide grin on her face. "You're okay! I'm so glad! We were all about to get donuts if you would like to come too!" Peach smiles through the pain, but something catches her attention out of the corner of her eye. It was her unfinished snowman that she was building earlier. The young girl then looks back to her comrades in bad guy, butt kicking arms. "Unless you would want to build a snowman?"