Samantha-mod. Samantha's route, fragment 2.

"автор мода", “Саманта-мод. Рут Саманты, отрывок 2.”, public translation into English from Russian More about this translation.

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&"A Big Apple hello to you, Sam!"

&"Have you guessed where I'm writing from? White cassette."

&nvl clear

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&play sound sfx_click_3

&play music New_York_New_York fadein 1

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)&

Yes, I broke my promise. Sorry! But you did know that I wouldn't be able to sit still, didn't you?

&"But on the other hand, I am not planning any more trips. No, it's the truth! If you don't want to go anywhere, you should start in New York, not Maine. Now I have everything closeby."

&"Everything except friends, honestly. But I'll call everybody, and I'll write -- the list is not very long, you know. We'll come up with something else together."

&"How did I decide to come here? Well, we discussed whether I should continue all this activity, the shooting."

&" In Maine it is almost impossible; there, I am an ordinary schoolgirl (that is not a bad thing). But here, everything is different."

&"Now then, I recieved an invitation from a telecasting studio - a spot on a morning show, on a kids' channel. They promised me they would pay for moving, housing, even my studies (no joke)."

&"An answer was needed quickly, so I couldn't consult with anyone, even with you. But I know you, and you would leave the decision to me. So I decided. My parents decided too, of course."

&nvl clear

&"Moving is a big deal for them, but they did it for me. I hope it works for them. As for me - I quite like this place!"

&"We live in an apartment in Manhattan - the place itself is huge, but compared to the skycrapers, it looks like sad little shed."

&"Our windows overlook the Chrysler building; there is so much more beyond that, but I fell in love with Chrysler at first sight."

&"I asked my parents to go there on the first day, although we were all tired. Here is a photo from the top. {w} Sometime ago it was the tallest building in the world, but only for a year, before the Empire State Building was made."

&"That's nearby too, but I haven't gone up there yet. And I don't want to; I need to be faithful to only one skyscraper."

&"By the way, the foyer in it ... It's so gorgeous that they even forbid taking photos. But in spite of that, I took the photo from the elevator and stairs and didn't tell anyone!"

&nvl clear

&"On weekends I go to the TV studio, where we record episodes a week ahead of time - that's the whole job."

&"The show is absolutely stupid. There is a Cosmonaut, a Raspberry Moose, three fairies, and a Macedonian in a pizza suit. Don't ask me."

&"My job here is to read some informative nonsense about one group of people of the world once a series. {w} Boring, right? I'm the only child in this TV show, and the only one who says things that are smart. I don't know who watches this."

&"The Moose dislikes me; he calls me a Communist. Actually, he calls everybody that, just that in my case there may be a reason, haha."

&"Once I overheard that he has some kind of disease - alopecia. I don't know what that means. Perhaps it's why he's always so spiteful."

&"In general - acting is fun. They promised to give me more screen time. Or reduce it, depending on the ratings."

&"Can't imagine how they count it. If someone were to call and ask me if I watch this nonsense - would I confess?"

&nvl clear

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.01, delay=8, channel='music')&

&"We have been here 3 weeks already, but I wrote to you only now. I had difficulties with the parcel. I hope you like it. It's hard to impress you, but it's gonna work this time. A whole photo studio in a box - ain't it cool?"

&play music Story_of_A_Young_Heart

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=0, channel='music')

&"I was given the same for Xmas, shot a couple of albums already. Wish I'd had a Polaroid earlier... It would have been very useful in Sovyonok!"

&"At least, now it will be. Consider this too as a late gift for the holidays. Don't hold back, okay?"

&"So how are you doing? The important thing is that you survived the winter, so I'm more at ease. Summer is coming, so the mates will back at the camp, yes? I would like to return too, but I am not sure that is gonna happen. You'd be against it, too... Well, tell everybody I said 'Hello'. And write me more about everything."

&nvl clear

&"I'll try to give you an example, if you'd like such nonsense. It's about my new school. No-no, it's cool, don't make so much of it."

&"It's a private school, with kind teachers and classmates. Seems like there are always plenty of first-timers, easy to join in. There's not much attention on me, which is good, too."

&"There is one boy - Elias. He is the class president, chess player, singer in church choir... and he is outrageously egotistical. The person who always right. Perhaps, someone would think the same way about me... Someone who doesn't know me as you."

&"So, we were sitting in the library yesterday (doing our homework together), and I suddenly noticed he made an error on a question. I decided to help him a bit."

&"Bad idea! He began to tell me some sort of rubbish for no reason. All about how good he is for feeding some ducks in the park. And in the end, believe it or not, he invited me to go there with him! What impudence!"

&"As if those stupid ducks need any feeding! I assure you, half of Manhattan is throwing bread at them every day. And the second one is cleaning the mess after them."

&"So I've let him know that the ducks are going to be fine without any of my services. Well, I wasn't that straight, of course, but straight enough."

&show sl normal pioneer at center&

&"If he is at least half as smart as everyone says, he won't try again. And if he does - I won't be so patient and kind next time. But don't worry about me, I'm perfectly able to deal with him."

&nvl clear

&"That's the way it goes. It goes pretty fast, as you see, there is so much happening these days (and that's why this letter is big). This life is fearsome, but interesting."

&"I guess that's it. Now you know all the news, so let's end this letter. I'll wait for your reply. As always."

&stop music fadeout 8&

&"Sincerely yours,"

&"Samantha."

&"P.S: And don't be stingy about photos! More cartridges will arrive soon."

&nvl clear

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(1.5)

&hide at_chryslers with dspr

&$ set_mode_adv()

&window show&

&me "Уф."&

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=0, channel='music')

&play music Our_Lips_Are_Sealed fadein 3

&sl "Thanks... Such a cute letter."

&me "Of course. As usual. {w}Something wrong?"

&show sl surprise pioneer at center with dspr&

&sl "Nothing..."

&me "I translated badly, then."

&sl "No, it was very clear."

&me "Then what confused you?"

&show sl sad pioneer at center

&sl "The very end."

&me "And what is there in the end?"

&me "...Well, some boy. So what?"

&me "...Never before did she write about her admirers."

&me "...And it means nothing. Because that's not our business at all.

&me "...But why did she refuse him? What's the problem?"

&me "...You think she's cunning?

&"..."

&sl "I'm afraid not. And I'm afraid this is your business..."

&me "What do you mean?"

&me "Don't you think she refused him because of you?"

&me "Why me? And why did you think that she liked him at the very least?"

&sl "Doesn't matter, even if she didn't like him..."

&me "I don't understand."

&sl "Just think about why she wrote that {b}for you{/b}."

&me "And why did she write about skyscrapers and a bald Moose? There's no reason! This has nothing to do with me."

&me "In general, you're saying \"Refused because of you\" like something wrong happened."

&

&play sound sfx_open_door_2

&"There was a trampling of boots. Somebody pushed the outer door open. Slavya shuddered -- so did I, although I recognized the heavy pace of Grandfather."

&"He opened the second door and mechanically, not paying any attention to us, slapped the switch..."

&play sound sfx_click_1

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'night'

&$ night_time()

&show bg ss_countryhouse_y2night_nol

&show sl surprise pioneer at center

&with dspr

&

&$ persistent.ssg_16 = True

&

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=5, channel='music')

&"...And then vigorously marched to the stove and climbed up, still in full uniform. The oven regiment accepted its master, the curtain falling."

&show sl sad pioneer at center

&"For a few minutes we sat in silence. Then Slavya whispered, about three times quieter as music played."

&sl "Should we sleep too?"

&me "Seems like that."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&sl "Sorry. I didn't want to interfere in anything."

&me "There's nothing to interfere in."

&sl "...Okay."

&me "Yeah..."

&"I brushed the crumbs off the table and stood up."

&me "I need to go, I think... {w}Your bed is in that room. Or did you want to move it here?"

&show sl surprise pioneer at center

&sl "No, no, it's fine there..."

&me "Anything else you need?"

&" Slavya shook her head in confusion."

&me "Well, take care of yourself. Do not be afraid to make noise. The old man is already fast asleep."

&show sl smile pioneer at center with dspr

&sl "Why are you whispering then?"

&me "Shouldn't yell when you whisper ... It's unacceptable."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&play sound sfx_click_2

&stop music

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window show&

&me "Well, I'm going."

&show sl shy pioneer at center with dspr

&sl "But you... Is it because of me that you're running away to sleep?"

&me "Because of you? No-o-o! {w=0.7}I mean, it would be decent to run because of you... {w}But I really sleep there."

&show sl smile2 pioneer at center&

&sl "Okay then. Good night to you."&

&me "See you tomorrow."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&$ day_time()

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 3

&scene bg ss_countryhouse with fade2

&

&$ persistent.ssg_8 = True&

&

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'day'&

&window show

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=0, channel='music')&

&play music Somewhere_in_the_Midnight_of_Summer fadein 6

&"Early in the morning, our active guest drove us to work in the garden with the old man. {w} After a short dispute, we agreed that she would manage while the old man and I would be ordinary workers."

&"Slavya turned out to be a tireless landscape designer - plenty of ideas and instructions fell on us."

&"My back quickly began to ache due to fighting with weeds and digging garden beds, but it would be a shame to confess to Slavya. So I had to shirk a bit."

&"The old man was talking more than working. His ancient stories would make one's head ache, if only the back would concede her the right to vote for a minute at least. But today it was only one speaker in the Parliament of Pain."

&"We weren't good as workers, but Slavya didn't know about tiredness - she was in a hurry herself, urging us on. Under the blows of the chopper, the garden was transformed."

&"In righteous works, this day lasted a long time, but not forever. Now it was time to send Slavya back to the camp. I volunteered to accompany her along the way."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=7, channel='music')

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&play ambience ambience_ext_road_day fadein 2&

&scene bg ss_countryside

&show sl smile pioneer

&with fade2

&

&$ persistent.ssg_9 = True

&

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&window show

&sl "...Of course, soil must get rest every few years. But you're already done resting. It's time to make use of it."

&me "I agree."

&sl "Now it's your concern."

&me "Oh. I should think about it then..."

&show sl normal pioneer

&sl "Who else, then? I'm unlikely to come back."

&me "Sure... It is still far off."

&sl "Olga Dmitrievna won't be happy. {w}It's better if you come to us."

&me "I told you, it's a bad idea."

&sl "I think it's quite normal. You're a guy..."

&me "And so what?"

&show sl shy pioneer with dspr

&sl "I mean... If a girl goes somewhere alone - someone might not think well of it."

&me "But it's okay for a guy?"

&sl "Sure. A guy would even be honored. That's how it is."

&me "And what would someone think if I came to see you?"

&sl "Why only me? Maybe someone from the last session will come again."

&show sl normal pioneer with dspr

&me "Why would I need to visit someone like Zhenya?"

&sl "At least she knows us."

&me "But not others. It doesn't take much for people to make gossip."

&show sl smile pioneer&&

&sl "It is hard to avoid, if you really think about it..."

&show sl shy pioneer with dspr

&sl "...About the gossip, I mean."

&me "I understood."

&show sl normal pioneer with dspr

&sl "If you were not to lurk, but just behave naturally... Others wouldn't have any reason to suspect, right?"

&me "It's all right. But I prefer not to tempt destiny. This doesn't concern just the two of us, remember?"

&"Slavya looked seriously at me, but then smiled and shrugged her shoulders. Meanwhile, we were coming to the highway, where she could finally get onto her bicycle."

&window hide

&scene bg ext_road_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window show

&me "Last year there were no men from the village wandering in the camp, and everyone felt good. Just let it be."

&show sl normal pioneer with dspr&

&sl "Okay, Semyon. Thank you for the welcome, for the photos... It was very fun."

&me "Yep."

&sl "Sorry if I said something wrong yesterday. {w}I hope to see you... this summer."

&me "We'll see, I promise."

&show sl smile pioneer

&sl "That's good. See you, then?"

&me "Bye. Good luck there with Olga..."

&window hide

&show sl shy pioneer with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide sl with dspr

&stop music fadeout 8

&"Slavya awkwardly kissed me on the cheek, quickly recoiling without looking up -- then hurried to mount the bicycle."

&play sound bike_walking

&extend " Without looking back, she rushed forward on the road."

&stop sound fadeout 3

&"After a minute, she had gone out of view. I'd watched her, rubbing my cheek until a gadfly crashing into my forehead brought me back to reality."

&window hide

&show gustav normal with dspr

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.6, delay=0, channel='music')

&play music The_Nothing fadein 5

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&window show

&gust "Something wrong?"

&me "It's just a little sad."

&gust "It's okay. This will happens each time when you think about your condition."

&me "Don't bully me. Your condition is to be in my pocket."

&gust "But I don't whine. And you don't whine. You signed it yourself."

&me "But it sucks. {w}Do you remember what she told me yesterday? Did I really hurt Samantha?"

&gust "Oh, she's just jealous!"

&me "Stupidity. This is not about Slavya."

&gust "She's always been jealous. And she continues to be."

&me "Why? It's possible that we won't ever meet again."

&gust "But she wasn't against it. It was you who got rid of her."

&me "...Even if she would be jealous? What is she is right? I mean, I know that she is right."

&gust "Hey, what are you talking about? No one's gunning for you! And Sam doesn't owe you anything! Even if she is thinking other way right now."

&me "Yes, she has a right... to forget me. It seems, in Slavya's opinion, that I should contribute to it."

&gust "Mind your business. Sam will take care of herself."

&me "But it bothers me. I'm not doing so well here. There's only one thing that incites me to do something right..."

&me "And Slavya thinks otherwise."

&gust "It's like she understands a lot."

&me "Have you ever seen her reprehend someone? It's Slavya!"

&gust "Slavya, Slavya... So go to her if she is so important to you. Why have you refused?"

&me "I don't want to go there. And right now I don't wanna see the camp."

&gust "You've always like that place. More than the village."

&me "Yes, I have. But it's all strange there now. It makes me depressed."

&gust "How is that? You can be there while you are alone, but with other people it's depressing?"

&me "That's it. Everyone there is where they're supposed to be... They are in their rightful place, but I have no right to be. No, I don't need other people."

&gust "You don't even need Slavya?"

&me "...I used to be alone. Quite bearable."

&gust "To be sitting... Watching the sunsets... And letting nature share the sorrow with you?"

&me "Maybe."

&gust "Faugh! So cheesy."

&me "Hey, you don't even know such words."

&gust "I heard it from you."

&window hide

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_day

&scene bg ss_countryhouse_y2

&with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&show grigory wow with dspr

&window show

&grch "Cadet, you've returned? Right on the dot! Ha-ha."

&show grigory smile

&me "I asked you not to remember this annoying episode of my youth."

&show grigory surprise

&grch "...What?"

&me "Oh, lunch!"

&show grigory idle

&grch "What lunch? We already had supper."

&play sound sfx_borshtch

&"I went to the pot of cold cabbage soup and filled my bowl to the brim."

&grch "Where have you been? Accompanying the blonde?"

&me "Yup."

&grch "When is she coming back?"

&me "Never, it would seem."

&show grigory moody

&grch "Why? Who will plant the strawberries? {w}Bungler!"&

&me "It's not my fault... She didn't wanna go alone - worries about gossip."

&show grigory surprise

&grch "Why alone? You go and bring her back!"

&show grigory idle

&me "Ah... Sure."

&grch "When are you leaving?"

&stop music fadeout 5

&me "Soon. I want to wait a bit... Don't wanna be intrusive."

&grch "Well, well. Waiting until autumn..."

&me "I'm gonna do it in a week! I give my word."

&window hide

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience

&scene bg ext_library_day with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (1.0)

&show sl surprise pioneer with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show

&play music m_portrait fadein 6

&me "Weh, Slavya. I still found you, after all."

&sl "What... Semyon?"

&me "At your service."

&sl "Where did you come from? Did something happen?"

&me "No, I just... I promised you I'd come to visit. So here I am."

&show sl serious pioneer with dspr

&sl "Promised? It was in the spring. Three months ago!"

&me "Yes, awkward..."

&sl "Not a word. Or is it some kinda joke?"

&me "Why would I joke?.. {w}I meant that you'd been waiting for me earlier... {w}I mean, not waiting, but..."

&sl "When else? It's almost autumn! I leave tomorrow!"

&me "Well, at least I remembered..."

&sl "Remembered? You were told by Olga Dmitrievna! She went to you yesterday."

&me "Yes, you are right. She mentioned it, and I remembered that I must visit you...{w} To say goodbye, it turns out."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&me "...I'm sorry. If I'd had a reason - I would have stayed here."

&show sl sad pioneer with dspr

&sl "I thought that we agreed, I was sure... Okay, we misunderstood each other."

&me "I'm sorry... {w}Why didn't you visit us? Even yesterday, together with Olga."

&sl "I decided, that... If you hadn't come - it meant that I offended you."

&me "What are you saying? When did you offend me?"

&sl "Something... {w}Maybe those words about Samantha."

&me "It was nothing like that. What words? I hadn't even paid attention to them."

&me "Your words might even be reasonable. But just..."

&sl "Unpleasant?"

&me "Useless. I... Do I ask anything for myself?"

&sl "No?"

&me "No. I only wanna be a good friend to her."

&sl "Nice try."

&me "That's it! I can't do any better. I am the most friendly friend of all friends you can imagine. What else can I do to her?"

&stop music fadeout 7

&"Slavya tightened her lips and looked away. Even though she had an answer, neither of us were against changing the subject."

&me "How was your summer? Full of cares again? And hard work?"&&&

&sl "No more cares than last year."

&me "But in general, was it a good summer?"

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='music')

&play music Warm_evening fadein 9&

&"Slavya shrugged her shoulders."

&show sl normal pioneer with dspr&

&sl "Nothing special, it seems, but I still don't wanna go home."

&me "Had anyone else arrived to the camp? From our that session?"

&sl "Ulyana, Zhenya... Miku. Everybody already has gone. Rita was else."

&me "Rita?"

&show sl laugh pioneer with dspr

&sl "Ah, no, she was the year before. You don't know her."

&me "What's so funny?"

&show sl smile2 pioneer

&sl "Nothing. What have you been doing all the summer?"

&me "Me? A little bit of everything. I was as a shepherd, as a fisherman... As walking or sitting food for mosquitoes."

&sl "You? As a shepherd?"

&me "Yes... Half summer I had been running for catch the goats. I'm not thrilled."

&sl "Why? Tell me."

&me "About my goats? Okay..."

&me "Once the herd was driven without a goat. She stayed in the barn. But I drove the herd without counting the goats. And only in the forest I noticed that I had not one."

&me "I had thought that she lost in there. So I was searching her in the hazel half day..."

&me "However, not wasted - I found another one goat. She had been lost in the forest a month ago."

&show sl surprise pioneer with dspr

&sl "And she had been surviving in the forest for a month?"

&me "Well... Not totally survived. {w=.6}But still... Relatives identified her. {w}Approached, sniffed..."

&show sl sad pioneer

&sl "Horrible."

&me "Her master... has fallen sick recently too. And now we are looking after his beasts ."

&sl "Has fallen sick?"

&me "...Sobriety hit him."

&sl "What do you mean?"

&me "When he drunk, he put on his helmet. But that time he wasn't drunk..."

&me "That night he went to the woodpile, and there were the woods high stacked. But not very reliable..."

&show sl scared pioneer with dspr

&sl "Oh... What the horrible stories do you have?"

&me "He is alive. His sons took him to the town."

&show sl surprise pioneer with dspr

&sl "Well, at least so. And what kind of cattle are there?"

&me "There's no cattle ... It's all the others sheltered. And we have a pair of hounds and a fox."

&sl "A fox?"

&me "Imagine yourself. A fox-male, to be more precisely... In general, he considers himself a hound."

&sl "How is it?"

&me "A dog grew him. Together with her own puppy. Now we have all their family: a fox, his stepmother, well, and that count as a brother."&

&sl "Fox brothers, stepmothers ..."

&window hide

&show sl laugh pioneer with dspr

&sl "Hey, you are composing everything!"

&show sl smile pioneer&

&me "No! Don't you believe me? Look at this!"

&window hide

&show sl surprise pioneer with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&show foxypol with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show

&sl "True..."

&show sl laugh pioneer with dspr&

&sl "How lovely!"

&me "So that! However, I can not present dogs..."

&show sl smile pioneer&

&sl "I believe in dogs, but what about the fox in the village ... caught on the chain?"

&me "These hounds are always on the chain. Male dog is too evil, but as for that old... Old man says that if let her go, she will runs at once to follow her host"&

&sl "And what about the fox?"

&me "Ohh, he always runs with me. Better than any dog. I had to close him, otherwise he would be following me till the camp."

&sl "Would be better to let!"

&me "No way! He isn't tolerated even in the village. If anything is lost, they always blame him. Even if he does nothing..."

&sl "We don't keep chickens in the camp."

&me "No, he doesn't touch the chickens, but he may be afraid of screming children... No, this society isn't yet ready to meet Flint."

&sl "Well, meanie. You both, continue to sit in your village."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&hide foxypol

&show sl normal pioneer

&with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&window show&

&sl "You seem well accustomed there."

&me "I don't know... I'll have to accustom here in one, maybe two weeks. When everyone leaves. I think about to take Flint with me"

&sl "Good idea."

&extend "Wait! You wanna stay here for one more year? We had discussed it."

&me "I had discussed this with a lot of people. But I'm still here, as you can see."

&"Slavya sighed heavily."

&sl "The hint is clear. I won't edify you."

&show sl smile pioneer

&extend "For now. I want to come here again in one year."&

&me "Yes? I will wait."

&window hide

&show sl shy pioneer with dspr&&

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&window show

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=4, channel='music')

&me "...Old man is waiting for you too. The saplings perished, but there were still plenty of seeds. "

&sl "Saplings..."

&play sound sfx_dinner_horn_processed&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&show sl surprise pioneer with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1.0)

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.8, delay=4, channel='music')

&window show

&me "I've arrived not at the best time. Go eat."

&show sl sad pioneer&

&sl "But you... leave already?"

&me "I can wait, but you, perhaps, have things to do."

&sl "Well... Go then. See you in a year..."

&me "Less than a year. Well, see you in 1987?"

&sl "Time is going so fast... Horribly, yeah?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&hide sl with dspr

&"Slavya awkwardly shook my hand, then nodded, kissed me in the cheek, nodded again and then run to the canteen."

&stop music fadeout 3&

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window hide

&scene bg ext_houses_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show

&"First, I went to Olga Dmitrievna's house, but on the halfway I've remembered, that the signal for dinner was powerful over me and her."

&"It was stupid to wait Olga after I said goodbye to Slavya. Also, there was no special reason."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&scene bg ext_no_bus with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&"During the lunchtime calm I was taking a walk on the familiar lanes, noting that everything is as before"

&"With this pleasant feeling I left the camp."

&"Last time before the fall."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='music')

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&stop ambience fadeout 2

&

&

label ss_y2winter:

&scene black with fade2

&$ day_time()

&play music Gnossienne fadein 4

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "day"

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)&

&scene cg foxy_big with dissolve2

&

&$ persistent.ssg_131 = True

&&&

&$ renpy.pause (6)

&scene bg ss_wintersquare with dissolve2

&$ renpy.pause (3.0)

&play sound leaf

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&$ set_mode_nvl()

&window show

&nvl clear

newline

newline

newline

&

&"Hello, Sam."

&"I received your letter in the morning. Never cried like this."

&"You wrote so many times about her, and I was happy that you was not alone. I can imagine what a shock it was for you."

&"After the first line I've even thought, that someting happened with the grandpa, but it turned out so... {w}It's very sorry for the chanterelle. And so sorry for you! {w}You could have suffered there too. I don't evem want to think about this."

&"This was not your fault, not a drop. It was all her fox instinct - to climb through all sorts of holes."

&"How could you know that she fell into the bear den? And could you even call her back? She wouldn't obey you, in my opinion."

&nvl clear

&"You wrote that it had happened deep in the forest. {w=.6}Don't walk there anymore, I'm scared for you. I will even never know if something happens with you!"

&"In the school today everyone asked me what is happened. How can I describe?..."

&"I look on the photo, where are you both, and my tears drips. {w=.6} I hid the photo several times, but then I got it again."

&"In such cases they say \"don't be sad\", but how not to be sad, when it's so sadly? I don't have anything to cheer you up."

&"Actually, I have something. {w=.5} I have an idea, and I will try to make it work, but it is too early to talk about this. So I won't."

&nvl clear

&"These days everybody in school got depressed. It's all because of Elias, I told you about him. He moved from us."

&"He was the class president, everybody followed him. Now they are depressed. They feel bad without him, but I get rid of this headache. He was a trouble."

&"Now his family is somewhere in suburb, I don't remember the name. He goes there to very expensive school in a fake castle. The right place for such dude."

&"How do I know? He called me once from there. It seems, I answered him roughly, I am even ashamed a little."

&"But at least I got rid of him, or he would annoy me (and you too, I know) further. I think, I did the right thing."

&nvl clear

&"I write to you everything again, like in my diary. Usually, you don't mind, but whether you need it right now..."

&"I wanted to brag about my TV success yesterday, but it's kind of weird to think about it now. I guess I'll write it down anyway."

&"So, I was offered to record a song for Disney channel. Really unexpected."

&"They have some kind of MTV for kids, you know. Serious business. They even have their own charts."

&"Of course I honestly said that I've never sang before. But that didn't shock producer at all. "Usual business." he said."

&"Think I should give it a try? {w}I'm definitely not in a singing mood. I'll refuse right away if they'll ask me to sing something funny and cheesy."

&nvl clear

&"I should finish the letter. I had a thought right now that it'll be a little bit better by the time you get this. At least I'm praying for it."

&"Stay strong, Sam, I'm with you."

&"Your sad Samantha."

&window hide

&$ set_mode_adv()

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&stop music fadeout 5

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)&

&scene black with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (1)&

&scene bg ss_winterf1 with fade2

&show ss_snow

&show ss_snow2

&show ss_snow3

&play ambience ss_snowwalk fadein 3&

&$ renpy.pause (2.5)

&show gustavw normal with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&gust "We go there again."

&me "Where?"

&gust "Right {i}there{/i}. What for?"

&me "It's just the known forest for me. I need to walk the dog somewhere."

&gust "So far? Even she is exhausted herself."&

&me "When? We've just left the camp."

&show ss_snow4

&show ss_snow5

&show ss_snow6&

&gust "When... Five years ago. And now she barely goes of old age"

&me "It's because of deep snow. It will melt a bit, then freeze... then she will run perfect on ice crust."

&gust "For the bear?"

&me "No need to run for the bear. I won't let her off the leash here..."

&gust "But being on the leash, you think, she will find him?"

&me "She can. You heard it from the old man."

&gust "The old man talks a lot. {w} She won't find. It's been two months now."

&me "Well, okay. We are just walking."

&show gustavw smile&

&gust "Or you will be walking till the bear find you. Then you will lose this dog. It is at least."

&me "You're overestimating him."

&gust "But I estimate you sanely. And I know about bears better than you."

&me "You? {w=.6}Sure, you are the most realistic bear I ever knew. {w}Go, find your relatives in the ******"."

&gust "Then you go and find there a shotgun, which you can cope with."&

&me "This one is right for me."

&show gustavw smile

&gust "It's good only because you can't shoot yourself with such a long."

&me "I trained on the old panama hats..."

&play ss_mus Entering_The_House fadein 3

&window hide

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&hide gustavw with dissolve

&hide ss_snow4

&hide ss_snow5

&hide ss_snow6

&"Leash tightened: the dog, which was sluggish, suddenly has stood and pricked up her ears."

&play ambience ss_snowstop fadein 1

&extend "Her gaze was directed into the distance."

&me "What is there, Nerka?"

&"I peered into the bush dusted with snow, even crouched, but couldn't spot anything. Everything was white and calm."

&me "Have you seen a squirrel? A bird?"

&"A magpie jumped off the nearest tree and sprinkled us with snow from the disturbed branch. Surprisingly, the dog didn't even react, but continued to look into the snowy haze."

&"There was no point in lurking further - if enemy was on guard, the magpie has already given us."

&"I took off the double-barreled shotgun and we moved forward. I tried to tread as gently as possible, and the dog seemed to be too."

&window hide

&scene bg ss_winterf2 with dissolve

&show ss_snow

&show ss_snow2

&show ss_snow3

&window show

&"Somewhere ahead branches cracked, laika bristled and growled softly. I pulled her by the leash and stroked it, trying to calm her."

&"Hush, hush, Nerka. Just don't make noise..."

&"The dog was really quiet. Now we had to find out for sure what we were dealing with. But it was not worth it to broke straight there."

&"I licked my finger, trying to detect the leeward side. It would be hard to be wrong - today's wind blew not weakly."

&"We began to bypass the bushes, doing a big detour. {w}Finally, something dark flashed between the branches, then one more time more clearly."

&"And now I've seen the violator of the forest tranquility wholly."

&stop ss_mus fadeout 7&

&window hide

&scene bg ss_bear2 with dissolve

&show ss_snow

&show ss_snow2

&show ss_snow3

&window show

&"That was a big brown bear, and he was enthusiastically digging something under the driftwood."

&play music Abseilen fadein 1&

&"I immediately recognized my old friend, but he hasn't noticed us yet. It was necessary to take advantage of this."

&"There was a question - how? One hand was holding the shotgun, another hand was holding the leash stretched like a string. I couldn't shoot without getting rid of this."

&window hide

&menu:

&&"Leave the leash and shoot":

&&&$ ss_lost_dog = True&

&&&jump ss_y2bearmiss

&&"Snap the leash to something":

&&&$ ss_lost_dog = False&

&&&jump ss_y2bearhit

&&&&

label ss_y2bearmiss:&

&th "If the dog will run forward, I have time to shoot once. But then... {w} Oh, I'd better to hit the target!"

&me "Sit down, Nerka, sit... or stand at least, but quietly. Okay?"

&"The dog didn't pay attention to me, she was completely focused on the bear. This shouldn't be delayed anymore, the beast could go behind the trees any time."

&"I released the leash from my hand and raised the shotgun."

&play sound sfx_bush_leaves

&stop sound fadeout 1&

&"Feeling free, the dog shuddered and rushed forward, covered half of the distance in a few jumps."

&window hide

&scene bg ss_bear1 with dissolve

&show ss_snow

&show ss_snow2

&show ss_snow3

&"Being surprised of her impetuosity, I didn't have time to aim properly, but the bear already has turned to meet the threat and backed away"

&stop music fadeout 5&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&play sound ss_rifle_shot

&scene white with flash

&$ renpy.pause (2)

&"It was like a hummer hit my shoulder - large caliber kickback kicked me down. The lessons of old man's shooting has flashed in my head, but it was a bit late already."

&window hide

&play ss_sfx2 ss_dog_barking fadein 1

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')

&play ss_sfx Bear_Roar fadein 2

&queue ss_sfx Bear_Breathe&

&scene bg ss_winterf3 with dissolve2

&show ss_snow&

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.1, delay=7, channel='ss_sfx')

&"The cold burned my face. Lying in deep snow, I was hearing continuous dog barking and the roar of the bear, but this noise was quickly moving away."

&"Leaning on the gun, I began to get out of the snowdrift."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&scene bg ss_winterf4 with dissolve

&show ss_snow&

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&window show

&stop ss_sfx2 fadeout 9

&"All appearances, I missed. And no bear or dog was seen."

&"Barking could be heard nearby, so it was necessary to be hurry in chase, but I was stopped by an abrupt cold in the foot."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')

&"Prepared to the worst (to see my leg in a trap, at least), I looked down."

&stop ambience fadeout 7

&"... Now I had to take my fallen boot away from the snowdrift, and the boot was filled with snow to the top. Shook out all unnecessary and wore the shoe, I was finally ready to chase."

&window hide

&play ambience ambience_cold_wind_loop fadein 3

&scene bg ss_winterf5 with dissolve

&show ss_snow

&show ss_snow2

&show ss_snow3

&"First jump did not lead to anything - could not catch them up in hot pursuit. In truth, there were not any traces - neither hot nor cold; the dog's barking finally disappeared too."

&"Sparing no voice I called the dog several times. Vainly."

&play ss_mus ss_snowwalk fadein 1

&"I was wandering from tree to tree, hoping that laika going to find me herself."

&play music ss_help fadein 7&

&"Meanwhile, the wind was gaining strength and becoming more nasty."

&stop ss_mus fadeout 1

&extend " I took cover behind the trunk of the mighty oak and gave a break myself."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&show gustavw normal with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show

&gust "You've come somewhere wrong."

&me "Yes, I know. I was in a hurry, ran to the barking... {w} It seemed that they were here."

&gust "You had to follow the traces at once."&

&me "Okay, now I'll continue to search..."

&gust "Wandering blindly is useless. And dangerous."

&me "Then I'll return in my traces. And there I'll find their."

&gust "Too late for this. Your beasts ran away for a hundred kilometers."&

&me "Don't whine. Let's go."

&play ss_mus ss_snowwalk fadein 1

&window hide

&hide gustavw with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.3, delay=0, channel='ambience')&

&play ambience ss_snowstorm fadein 6

&scene bg ss_winterf6 with dissolve2

&show heavy_snow

&stop ss_mus fadeout 2

&$ renpy.pause (1.0)

&show gustavw upset with dspr

&window show

&gust "This is already a real blizzard."

&me "Not yet..."

&gust "In five minutes there won't be any traces left. Go home while you can."

&me "We can't leave Nerka."

&gust "Come back, you fool! And the dog will be back herself. If she is worth something."

&me "But the bear? This is our chance to finish him."

&gust "You're crazy about it."

&me "I can't let him go. What if he will return in the camp? During a season."

&gust "Why would he?"

&me "He has been hanging around the camp for a long time. And the old building, he was there too. Sooner or later he will attack someone."

&gust "But he's a coward, even the dog chased him."

&me "Or shot. {w} Here the bushes are broken, he could pass here..."

&gust "Look, it's getting dark already! We'll be lost!"

&play ss_mus ss_snowwalk fadein 1&

&me "No, we won't. First, I know this forest..."

&gust "And secondly?"

&me "Secondly..."

&stop ss_mus fadeout 1

&me "...We are already lost. This is not the forest."

&gust "Why?!"

&me "From that glade the burnt log house was seen on the hill. But here - neither hills nor logs... Another glade. Another forest."

&gust "Great."

&window hide&

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&hide gustavw with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1.2)

&window show

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=3, channel='ambience')

&"Indeed, the traces were not distinguished. The strong blizzard has begun. It was getting darker and colder. I figured out, where can the camp be, and moved there."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&scene bg ss_winterf7

&with dissolve

&show ss_snow

&show ss_snow2

&show ss_snow3

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.6, delay=5, channel='ambience')

&play ss_mus ss_snowwalk fadein 1&

&"It was getting harder to go, legs were rising from the snow with great difficulty - my footwear was not suitable for such hike. I regretted so much that I did not take snowshoes."

&"Time passed, fear and fatigue seized me. Both these feelings argued with each other: I knew, that if I would sit to get rest I won't be able to stand up for a long time."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.9, delay=3, channel='ambience')

&stop ss_mus fadeout 3

&window hide

&scene bg ss_winterf8

&with dissolve2

&window show

&show heavy_snow

&"But there has come the moment , when I could not to move on. I shouted into the darkness repeatedly, but my calls for help hopelessly drowned in the roar of the element."

&"I could only hope for myself, but this did not become a revelation. Looking around I noticed a suitable shelter - the huge fallen tree."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=1, channel='ambience')

&"I climbed into its roots and grabbed more snow around me - this gave me good protection from the wind. Here I could wait until the end of the blizzard, but rather until the morning."

&"Soon the cold was not felt so much, though this might not be good. But for now I believed, that successful overnight stay is possible."

&stop music fadeout 5

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.3, delay=4, channel='ambience')

&"Anyway, there was nothing more to do. I curled up in the roots and closed my eyes."

&stop ambience fadeout 3

&window hide

&show blink

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&scene black

&$ renpy.pause (2)

&play ambience ss_snowstop

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=2, channel='ambience')

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=0, channel='music')

&play music ss_who_are_you&

&"Something cold has slapped me on the cheek, and once again."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.01, delay=7, channel='music')&

&"The second caught sensation was the bitter cold all over the body."

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'night'

&$ night_time()

&scene bg ss_winterf99

&show owl dark

&show unblink

&show ss_snow&

&$ renpy.pause (1)&

&"Someone's silhouette hung over me, pulling a hand in mitten to me. But I did not care about him at the moment."

&"I've jerked, striving to get out of the snowdrift." with vpunch

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=5, channel='music')

&"I barely showed signs of life, and my night guest bounced aside, but the branches and roots, which were hanging around, prevented him from running away."

&"I got up and shook myself, noticed one pleasant moment: the blizzard gave way to a full calm, while I was off."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=5, channel='music')

&extend "I turned to the stranger, who has stuck in the roots"

&show owl dark 2 with dspr

&me "Your f-f-frozen c-corpse isn't ready yet. Come back later."

&"There was no reaction. But I was jumping and dancing on the spot, desperately trying to keep warm. As for my visitor, his time will come - I had no doubt in this."

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')

&play ss_sfx ss_snowwalk

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.1, delay=7, channel='ss_sfx')

&"Suddenly, to my surprise, I noticed, that he really went away."

&me "Hey-hey! Where are you going?!"

&owlun "I come back later."

&"I was answered by a firm but still young girl's voice."

&me "W-wait..."&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&show owl dark 2 with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&window show

&"I've noticed the stranger was quite short."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.01, delay=2, channel='music')

&play ss_sfx2 ss_who_are_you2 fadein 1

&extend "Under the moonlight, I could see her even better."

&window hide

&scene bg ss_winterf88

&show owl normal hands

&with dissolve2

&show ss_snow

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.6, delay=5, channel='music')&

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&stop ss_sfx

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')

&me "W-who are you?{w} How did you get here?"

&"The girl was just watching me closely."

&me "Are you lost? Do you need help?"

&owlun "No."

&me "Good... {w}But it seems that I need."

&"The girl nodded. And then pointed at my back."

&owlun "Give me that."

&me "The rifle? What for?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show owl unsure hands with dspr

&window show

&owlun "Give it to me."

&me "It's loaded... {w}Y-you won't shoot me, will you?"

&show owl normal hands with dspr&

&owlun "No."

&th "Should I really give it to her?.. {w}Well, it doesn't matter much if she shoots me. Without help, I'll die pretty soon anyway."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.4, delay=5, channel='music')&

&window show

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.3, delay=0, channel='sound')

&"When she got the gun, she stepped up to the tree..."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=1, channel='sound')

&play sound sfx_table_hit

&queue sound sfx_table_hit

&queue sound sfx_table_hit

&extend "and started to bash it with the stock of the rifle. I hurried to stop her."

&me "What're you doing? You'll hurt yourself!"

&show owl rage hands with dspr

&owlun "Give it back!"

&me "Hey, don't damage it!"

&owlun "You do it then. Break it."

&me "No! It's not even mine..."

&show owl upset hands&

&me "...And it's dangerous here, especially without a weapon. Bears roam here!"

&owlun "Only one."

&me "Have you seen him too?"

&owlun "Promise me. {w=0.4}That you. {w=0.4}Will not.{w=0.4}Shoot.{w=0.4}Boris"

&show owl guilty hands with dspr

&"After she has minted the words, she stared at me with a heart-searching look."

&me "Boris? Ok, no problems. None of the Borises..."

&stop music fadeout 7&

&"The girl approvingly nodded."

&show owl normal hands with dspr&

&me "But who is Boris? Your dad? Granddad?"

&owlun "Let's go."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.1)

&play ambience ss_snowwalk

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.2, delay=4, channel='ambience')&

&window show

&me "Where? {w}Well, okay. Let's go..."

&"She already headed out somewhere, so the only thing left for me to do was to follow her."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=1, channel='ambience')

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=0, channel='music')

&play music The_Derry_Tune fadein 6

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&scene bg ss_winterf9 with dissolve

&show ss_snow&

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window show&

&"Thanks to my frozen legs, I spent a whole minute catching up to her."

&me "...You didn't answer. Who is Boris? Where is he? {w}Who are you?

&"She didn't grant me neither with a look nor an answer."

&me "Don't like excess questions?"

&owlun "You have too many."

&me "Well, sorry..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.6, delay=5, channel='ambience')

&show owl unsure hands with dspr&

&owlun "Many words, little work. Walk faster."

&me "I'm trying... At least, tell me how to call you."

&show owl smile hands&

&owlun "You've already called me."

&me "When? {w}Wait, I didn't mean that! Name! Do you have it?"

&show owl surprise hands with dspr

&me "How do other people call you? How do you call yourself?"

&me "Come on. It's natural for people to label themselves... Your nickname?.. Identification?.."

&show owl tender hands with dspr

&owlun "Owl."

&me "Where? Oh, you're Owl? {w}Huh, I knew mentioning identification would help."

&show owl surprise hands with dspr

&sowl "I know what does "a name" means!"

&me "No doubts about that... {w}Why \"Owl\". Are you a... Werewolf? {w}Wereowl?"

&show owl scared hands

&sowl "No!"

&show owl upset hands&with dspr

&me "I'm just kidding... Although, it's useful to know this. {w}Another question?"

&sowl "All your questions are stupid. I am me, Boris is Boris. And we are heading over there."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=3, channel='ambience')

&window show

&me "...Got it."

&"Owl kept leading us {i}over there{/i}. After warming up a little, I cheered up a bit. I even thought I could return to the camp myself now, if only I knew the way."

&me "We are heading east, right?"

&sowl "No."

&me "Really? Oh, got it: East is in that direction. Right?"

&sowl "No."

&me "Hm. And how long has it been that way?"

&"Owl shook her head and gave me an indulgent glance."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.6, delay=4, channel='ambience')

&show owl guilty hands with dspr

&sowl "Herd animals are most stupid."

&me"Ma-a-aybe..."

&sowl "Herd people too."

&me "Can't argue with that."

&window hide

&show owl smile hands with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&window show

&me "...Wait, were you talking about me?"

&window hide

&show owl tender hands with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&window show

&me "But I'm not herd..."

&show owl smile hands&

&sowl "All people not from the forest are herd."

&me "\"Not from the forest\"? What do you mean?"

&sowl "That you're not from here."

&me "That is true. But I'm definitely not herd! I live completely alone."

&show owl unsure hands

&sowl "You was expelled from the herd?"

&me "Eh... No, why would I be..."

&show owl laugh hands with dspr&

&sowl "Because of your stupidness."

&window hide

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=4, channel='ambience')

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&scene bg ss_winterf10 with dissolve2

&show ss_snow&

&"After several minutes of silent walking we came to a clearing. Somewhere in the darkness in front of us a small spark could be seen. The spark turned out to be a window in a small shack."

&stop music fadeout 7

&stop ambience fadeout 4

&scene bg ss_winterf10 at Zoom((1920, 1080), (0, 0, 1920, 1080), (65, 106, 1556, 875), 1.0)&

&"When we came closer, I noticed the house was of simple and pragmatic construction, and it's roof was covered with turf."

&me "Looks like a cozy place. Do you live here?"

&sowl "Yes."

&play sound sfx_door_squeak_light&

&"Owl has already opened the small door, letting me go first. Ignoring all ettiquette rules, I hurried to get inside - closer to warmth and light. There was much more of the former than the latter."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.6, delay=0, channel='ambience')

&play ambience sfx_forest_fireplace fadein 1&

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'sunset'

&scene bg cbn2 with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='music')

&play music Monster_Under_My_Bed fadein 7

&"The shack's interior turned out to be quite modest. There were a couple of hides instead of carpets and a tiny furnace in a corner."

&"It wasn't fancy, but it had a couple of embers still burning in it. With pleasure, I came a bit closer to the source of warmth."

&show owl unsure hands with dspr

&sowl "Don't get so close to the fire. Sit there."

&hide owl with dspr

&"The girl pointed at the skin next to the opposite wall. I lowered myself onto the soft fur, as close to the furnace as possible."

&"Owl took her gloves off and flicked the candlewick of the kerosene lamp, the only source of light except the furnace."

&window hide

&scene bg cbn with dissolve

&window show

&"Now I could take a better look of everything. There was another skin in the corner by the door with some clothes on top. Her gloves were thrown on that pile."

&"A lot of space was occupied by a stock of wood, covered with a pair of planks, which turned it in a kind of table. Opposite the furnace a barrel with an unknown purpose was dug in."

&"Finally, a plenty of cornets and bundles were hung closer to the door. Everyone was bandaged with a twine and in the same way was attached to its nail in the ceiling."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.01, delay=0.5, channel='sound')&

&play sound sfx_carousel_squeak

&"Little housewife brought a pot of snow from the outside and put it on fire."

&show owl normal with dspr&

&me "But this is just... a hunting lodge. You can't live here."&

&sowl "I do. In many places."

&me "Where is your real home?"

&show owl surprise with dspr&

&sowl "Why is this one not real?"

&me "This... This one is not made of straw, of course. But it's not that."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide owl with dspr

&window show

&"The Owl turned away and took out a log from the stock."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=0, channel='sound')&

&play sound sfx_hatch_drop

&extend " Then she skillfully splitted the log with an axe, appeared from nowhere. The wood has gone into the fire."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='sound')

&me "...For exmaple, as for me, I grew up in a big house. To tell the truth, the rooms were small..."&

&show owl normal with dspr

&sowl "Small is easier to heat up."&

&me "Yes, that was the reason... {w}And you are, probably, from the village?"

&window hide

&show owl unsure

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window show&

&me "Villages... It is such... When a lot of houses are nearby...."

&show owl upset with dspr&

&stop music fadeout 5&

&sowl "I know villages. And your camp too."

&me "The camp? Hm. {w}Then maybe you even know who I am?"

&show owl guilty

&sowl "Yes."

&me "Wow... And who I am?"

&"The Owl has found the answer very quickly."

&show owl normal with dspr

&sowl "You are the one who is afraid of everything."

&play music The_Playground fadein 5&

&me "Whoa... Why?"

&window hide

&show owl smile with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&window show

&me "No, it's not true! {w} But the bear? Would a coward follow him like I did?"

&show owl normal&

&sowl "You did because you are afraid of him. You can't leave him alone."

&me "To leave alone?! He is a threat to all people around!"

&sowl "He doesn't go to people"

&me "...But how do you know everything? And that I was looked for him... {w} Did you watch out for me?"

&window hide

&show owl upset with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&stop ambience fadeout 5

&window show

&me "I'm sorry. You saved me, I shouldn't be such..."

&show owl guilty

&sowl "You shouldn't be such with him."

&me "As for him... I don't believe he is peaceful. A peaceful bear - this is nonsense!"

&sowl "No, his name is Boris."

&me "Ah. Boris... {w}If he is such intelligent then let him come and say about this himself!"

&show owl sad

&sowl "He doesn't speak."

&"From her sorrowful face I've decided that she comprehended this fact on her own experience."

&me "You approached him?! That's stupidity!"

&show owl upset

&"Two small ambers shined again with indignation."

&sowl "You don't know the forest."

&me "Everyone know such simple things."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ambience')

&show owl unsure with dspr

&sowl "Bear skin."

&"The Owl threw it at my feet."

&show owl normal

&sowl "You are sitting on a dead bear."

&me "Yes, it seems..."

&show owl upset with dspr

&sowl "So shut up and don't anger nature."

&me "Why do I anger it? My speeches about the bearish danger?"

&"The Owl was silent, frowning at me from under her brows. I looked at the skin, which was barely obtained from the self-defence, and I decided to concede in the dispute. I would take a chance with nature, but do not tempt the patience of the housewife."&

&me "Perhaps, you're right. I don't know much about the bears."

&show owl normal with dspr

&sowl "Exactly nothing."

&me "Not certainly in that way. Do you think you are the only one who talks with them?"

&show owl surprise with dspr

&me "I am also a sinner with this. {w}Take this."

&"I pulled Gustav out of my pocket and handed him to the surprised girl."

&show owl widesmile with dspr

&"Such a smile lit up her face for the first time."

&sowl "This is not a bear."

&me "You're right. It's just Gustav."

&sowl "I like him."

&"She has begun to try to attach him to her clothes like he was a kind of trophy."

&show owl unsure&

&extend " But a minute later she suddenly remembered me and looked at me in confusion."

&sowl "It's not for me?"

&me "Actually... {w} I'll give you another thing, okay? I have a lot of them in the camp."

&show owl guilty with dspr

&"The Owl has grope a rope on her neck and pulled something too weighty for a pendant out from under the clothes."&

&"I was solemnly presented a half of the binoculars."

&"Wait, wait. I didn't mean that."

&show owl surprise with dspr

&sowl "Take this!"

&me "But I can't give Gustav away. He belongs to one person..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show owl sad with dspr

&window show

&"Miraculously rescued friend returned back in the pocket. The Owl was visibly upset."

&me "Excuse me."

&stop music fadeout 7&

&sowl "The spyglass is still for you. I have already gifted it to you."

&me "No no, you need this junk more than me. No, I meant... {w}. Oh, well, thank you. I owe you."

&"I quickly hid the gift, promised myself \"to lose\" it somewhere, when time to leave would come."

&me "...What time is it? Do you have a watch?"

&sowl "No."

&hide owl with dspr

&me "And I have it in the camp. I always forget to wind it up, so I don't carry it with me. But it's a useful thing."

&th "...Wish I get rid of the watches right now."

&play music ss_low fadein 7&

&"While I was chatting with her, The Owl was the boss of the house. She removed the cover from the barrel and got out a few jars and bundles. As I was hungry I could have guess the contents of the jars only by smell."

&"A minute later I was eating a bread with goat cheese, jerky and blackberry jam separately and mixed. The Owl got out a fancy pouch and poured out some fragrant herbs."

&"It seemed like after the exchange and repast I would be offered to smoke the peace pipe. But the mixture was thrown in a saucepan with boiling water and the aroma of needles and herbs filled the hut."

&me "What will it be?"

&show owl normal with dspr

&sowl "Fir tea."

&me "Sounds interesting."

&sowl "You'll have drink it and go to sleep."

&me "I agree. If I may."

&show owl smile

&sowl "Why not?"

&me "I don't know. What if I abuse your hospitality?"

&show owl unsure

&sowl "Abu... what is it?"

&me "Well... It's quite tight hut even without me. So it would be a good manners if I went... to sleep... back in a snowdrift?"

&show owl surprise with dspr

&sowl "And will you go?"

&me "I don't want."

&sowl "Then why did you ask?"

&me "You are the host. I ought to ask."

&show owl normal with dspr

&sowl "There's no hosts in the forest. This hut is for everybody."

&me "This is very useful. Thank you."

&show owl smile

&me "...Nevertheless, it belongs to someone. Someone built it, looks after it. Who should I thank?"

&"The Owl handed me a steaming mug."

&sowl "Drink it and you will find out everything."

&me "Everything?"

&sowl "Everything you need to know."

&show owl normal

&"Burning, I was hastily swallowing the herbal decoction which had unpleasant taste. There was nothing like tea."

&me "I'm over. Where is my answers?"

&stop music fadeout 5&

&sowl "It will come to you in a dream."

&me "Yes... Really?"

&"The Owl nodded."

&sowl "It happens with everyone who drinks it."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='sound')

&play ss_mus Rescue_in_a_Wreck

&"I choked on the herbal swill, which has been kindly added twice in my mug." with vpunch

&me "What is this?! Kinda dope?! You had to tell me earlier!"

&show owl widesmile&

&sowl "Don't worry."

&show owl smile

&me "Yes? Then why you don't drink it?"

&sowl "I don't need it. I had already drank it once."

&me "And? What was then?"

&sowl "...I was found high on a tree."

&me "Wow! It was a good experience, in your opinion?"

&show owl unsure

&sowl "Yes. It's why I was named The Owl."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=4, channel='ss_mus')

&me "Congratulations. But I already have the name..."

&"I brought the mug closer to the light - \"tea\" looked quite innocent. I hoped that I hadn't taken a lethal dose yet."

&me "...Why The Owl and not The Squirrel, for example?"

&show owl normal

&sowl "I had a dream of... {w}I won't tell you who."

&me "And that's all? Maybe, you was covered in feathers?"&

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=3, channel='ss_mus')

&sowl "No, there was nothing on me."

&me "You mean... Nothing like feathers?.."

&sowl "No feathers. {w=.5}And clothes. {w}I sat there with nothing."

&me "This is... Redundant information."

&sowl "Absolutely naked."

&me "I understood! Understood..."

&me "No no! I don't want so!"

&show owl surprise with dspr

&sowl "How?"

&play sound sfx_fall_wood_floor&

&"Instead of answer I jumped up and rushed to the door."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.01, delay=0.5, channel='ss_sfx2')&

&play ss_sfx2 sfx_carousel_squeak

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'night'

&scene bg ss_winterf11

&show ss_snow&

&with dissolve

&play ambience ss_snowwalk

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&show owl surprise at left with dspr&

&window show

&sowl "Where are you going?"

&me "Clear out the stomach of this muck!"&

&sowl "Do not. This is a rare collection."

&stop ss_mus fadeout 5

&me "But I don't wanna become like a kind of The Eagle or whomever else. Even without feathers! It's cold today in the forest even with the clothes!"

&stop sound fadeout 5&

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='sound2')&

&show owl laugh

&sowl "And you said that you was brave."&

&me "Bravely I'll get rid of this poison. I only feel sorry for the dinner."

&show owl guilty with dspr

#&show owl shy with dspr

&sowl "This is not poison. It's good for you."

&play music m_portrait fadein 6&

&me "What is good? The answers from the expanded consciousness?"&

&sowl "Fir tea... Can even fulfill the dream."

&me "How? In a dream?"

&sowl "Yes."

&me "And that's all..."

&show owl tender with dspr

&sowl "And you wanted this in reality?"

&me "It would be nice... {w} Well, I wouldn't refuse to sleep. But without harm to health."

&show owl normal

&sowl "If you are so scared, I can drink it too."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='sound')

&me "Hey!... And then I'll have to take you off the tree?"

#&show owl guilty

&sowl "The second time it doesn't happens like that."

&me "But for the first?"

&sowl "Too. You are not me. You will just sleep."

&me "Why did you drink me at all?"

&

&sowl "You need it, I see. {w} Let's go into the hut."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'sunset'&

&scene bg cbn with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_18 = True

&

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window show&

&"I humbly returned to the hairy bed. The Owl honestly has drunk half of the mug, poured out the remains and brewed normal tea. We drank another mug."

&"I was watching the playing coals in the stove and was listening attentively to the sensations."

&me "...No. I feel nothing yet."

&show owl surprise with dspr&

&sowl "You was so scared of tea, and now you complain?"

&me "Yeah. Do you have a harder dope?"

&sowl "Do you want me to brew you some more?"

&me "No, no. I'm just kidding."

&show owl normal with dspr&

&sowl "You're kidding a lot. You're a chatterbox."

&me "I take the opportunity. Now I rarely can talk with someone."

&sowl "They say, fir tea makes you talk too."

&me "Yes? Who says?"

&window hide

&show owl tender with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&me "I see, it doesn't makes you do."

&show owl unsure

&sowl "I don't know."

&me "Let's check. I will ask you about everything, and you answer."

&show owl widesmile

&sowl "So tricky."

&me "Only one question, please. To test the power of the magic herbs."

&show owl tender

&sowl "...Well. Only one."

&me "Wow. Then let me think..."

&$ owl_questions = 0

&$ owl_answered = 0&

label ss_owl_questions:&

&menu:

&&"How did you find me?" if (owl_questions != 1):

&&&$ owl_questions = 1

&&&show owl normal&&

&&&sowl "You called."

&&&me "Yes...But was it possible to hear something?"

&&&show owl unsure

&&&sowl "I heard. Just didn't find you immediately."&&&

&&&me "Right, I also buried myself. Just a miracle."

&&&show owl smile

&&&sowl "Nothing like that. You could be seen. And heard."

&&&show owl laugh with dspr&&

&&&"The Owl simulated a loud sniff."

&&&me "Then... I am glad that you have a good ear."

&&&show owl widesmile with dspr&&&&

&&&sowl "I am glad that you have bad hiddenness."

&&&me "...What? Hiddenness?"

&&&show owl smile&&&

&&&sowl "It means, how do you hide."

&&&me "...There is no such word."

&&&show owl tender&&

&&&sowl "So what? You use half the words fictional. And I can't?"

&&&me "And what at me?"

&&&show owl unsure

&&&sowl "Redu... Redundant?"

&&&me "It's the usual word."

&&&show owl normal

&&&sowl "I understood. This means the things which is not in the hut."

&&&me "Well... It's really nothing redundant here. {w} Okay, let it be a hiddenness!"

&&"What is your real name?" if (owl_questions != 2):

&&&$ owl_questions = 2&&

&&&sowl "The Owl."

&&&me "How had you been named before The Owl?"

&&&sowl "This is the second question."

&&&me "I just explained, don't be wriggle! Do you have a human's name?"&

&&&sowl "The Owl."

&&&me "This is a bird name!"

&&&show owl upset with dspr&&&

&&&sowl "It's mine. No one names birds so."

&&&me "It's nonsense... You think that owl is not a bird?"

&&&sowl "Where did you see an owl named The Owl?"&&&&

&&&me "They're all named Owl!"

&&&show owl guilty with dspr

&&&sowl "Cute. The owl Polina would be very surprised."

&&&me "The owl Polina... {w}The owl Polina are always surprised. Ha!"

&&&show owl surprise with dspr&&&

&&&sowl "Do you know her?"

&&&me "...Nevermind."

&&&

&&"Whose is this house?" if (owl_questions != 3):

&&&$ owl_questions = 3&&

&&&show owl unsure&&

&&&sowl "Nobody's."

&&&me "Who keeps it? Who?"

&&&show owl normal&&

&&&sowl "Me."

&&&me "And that's all?"

&&&sowl "For now - yes."

&&&me "Who built it? Who kept it before?"

&&&sowl "This is other questions."

&&&me "But you haven't answered normally. This hut is much older than you."

&&&show owl upset with dspr&&&

&&&sowl "I hadn't promised to answer everything."

&&&me "Okay..."

&&"Where is your real home?" if (owl_questions != 4):

&&&$ owl_questions = 4&&

&&&show owl unsure&&

&&&sowl "Here. And many where else."

&&&me "No. Real home is where you live constantly."

&&&show owl normal&&

&&&sowl "I don't live such way anywhere."

&&&me "Hm... You don't have real home... This is sad."

&&&sowl "Not at all."

&&&me "Why did it happen so?"

&&&sowl "This is the second question."

&&&me "Then tell me about other houses. Are they all similar to this?"

&&&sowl "Enough of tales."

&&"Where are your parents?" if (owl_questions != 5):

&&&$ owl_questions = 5&&

&&&window hide

&&&show owl sad with dspr

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&&&

&&&window show

&&&sowl "I'm alone here."

&&&me "I see, but..."

&&&window hide

&&&show owl upset

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&&&

&&&window show&&&

&&&th "No, it's better not to ask again."

&&"Do you know Samantha?" if (owl_questions != 6):

&&&$ owl_questions = 6&&

&&&sowl "No. Who is she?"

&&&me "I ask the questions here!"

&&&show owl smile&&&

&&&sowl "Already no. The question has been wasted."

&&&me "But I haven't learned anything!"

&&&sowl "So you asked wrong question."

&&"You're really not a werewolf?" if (owl_questions != 7):

&&&$ owl_questions = 7&&

&&&show owl scared with dspr

&&&sowl "No!"

&&&me "And not some kind of witch?"

&&&show owl upset with dspr

&&&sowl "This is another question! But not too! You're a fool!"

&&&me "Oh... Sorry then."

&&&window hide

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&&&show owl guilty with dspr

&&&window show

&&&sowl "I forgive."&&

&&"How did I get in the camp?" if (owl_questions != 8):

&&&$ owl_questions = 8&&

&&&show owl surprise with dspr&

&&&sowl "Why should I know?"

&&&me "Do you know something about my past?"

&&&sowl "No."

&&&me "...But you know something about the camp?"

&&&window hide

&&&show owl unsure with dspr&&&

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&&&

&&&window show

&&&sowl "I don't care about the camp."

&&&me "Okay... I had to check it out."&

&&

&&"Could I find you later?" if (owl_questions != 9):

&&&$ owl_questions = 9&&

&&&show owl unsure with dspr

&&&me "I mean... For instance, to thank you for monocle."

&&&show owl smile&&

&&&sowl "You couldn't."

&&&me"Hm. Sadly..."

&&&show owl normal

&&&me "Don't get me wrong, There no one for miles aroud the camp... I thought so. {w}And there you are."&&&

&&&sowl "I'll be in another place tomorrow."

&&&me "In which pl... No sence in asking, right?"&&&

&&&show owl tender&&

&&&"The Owl nodded slowly."

&&&me"So. Could you find me? If I'll get lost at once..."

&&&show owl normal&&&

&&&sowl"I don't know"

&&&me"But what do you think?"

&&&sowl"No. {w=.6}Or yes. {w}Forest is large."&&&

newline

&if owl_answered == True:&

&&jump ss_owl_no_questions

label ss_owl_answered:

&$ owl_answered = True&&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&window show

&me "Then let me ask you anything else."

&show owl surprise with dspr&

&sowl "Are you asking me again? We had a deal for a single question."

&me "I was just warming up. I wanted to ask something different.

&show owl normal with dspr

&sowl "But now this is exactly the last. So ask {i}correct{/i}."

&jump ss_owl_questions

&

label ss_owl_no_questions:&

&stop music fadeout 5&&&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&show owl unsure with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window show

&"The Owl had yawned and glanced through the window."

&sowl "I'm sleepy."

&me "And I... need to go somewhere first. {w} Latrine is outside, perhaps?"

&show owl normal

&me "And everywhere, I assume..."

&sowl "Don't get lost."

&me "I can handle this, I am sure."

&show owl smile

&sowl "If you can't, call me out."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&window show

&"For the sally out I buttoned my coat and put on a hat. I wished to avoid all sorts of cold, as I haven't warmed up yet."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&play ambience ss_snowwalk fadein 2

&scene bg ss_winterf99 with dissolve

&show ss_snow

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&play music KWLA fadein 3&

&"I gently had gone away from the house in the wood and did my deeds."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&play ambience ss_snowstop

&scene bg ss_winterf11 with dissolve

&show ss_snow&

&window show

&"After returning to the glade, I could not believe my eyes - our hut had disappeared somewhere, and on its place were only snowdrifts."

&th"Gone without legs? Insanity! {w} Is it all real? Or should I blame that strange \"tea\" ?"

&show gustavw normal with dspr

&gust "Or there was no house at all."

&me "Delirium ... What now? Walk home?"&

&gust "It's high time to get out of here."

&me "Where can I go now? Also influenced by the tea... {w}But if the tea existed, the house should be existed too."

&show gustavw smile with dspr&

&gust "Then the only one way left. {w} Call her."

&me "Her?.. No, really!"

&gust "If you get lost - shout \"hey\". How else?"

&me "Never! I'd better to get freeze. The honor of the camp is at stake."

&gust "As you want. It's you who will get freeze, not me..."&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&hide gustavw with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show

&"I was wandering around the glade in complete perplexity until a simple thought shoot my head."

&stop music fadeout 6&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&scene bg ss_winterf12 with dissolve

&window show&

&"I had just to turn back and do five steps, then I could exhale with relief - I found the house in the largest snowdrift."

&"I've hurried to return in our shelter. To get into the door I had to bend double again."

&play ss_sfx sfx_door_squeak_light&

&window hide

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'day'

&play music ss_low&

&scene bg leggyowl at Zoom((1920, 1080), (0, 212, 1920, 1080), (0, 212, 1920, 1080), 1.0)

&with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&"Inside the hut I was given a surprise, which would not be a sin to look at."

&"...If it were not so sinful. I've hurried to straighten up."&

&scene bg leggyowl at Zoom((1920, 1080), (0, 212, 1920, 1080), (0, 0, 1920, 1080), 0.3)

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&play sound sfx_body_bump&

&scene bg leggyowl at Zoom((1920, 1080), (0, 0, 1920, 1080), (0, 0, 1920, 1080), 0):

&&xalign 1.0&&

&&ypos 0.0&

&&ease 0.1ypos 0.025

&&ease 0.1ypos -0.025

&&ease 0.1ypos 0.0125

&&ease 0.1ypos -0.0125

&&ease 0.1ypos 0.00625

&&ease 0.1ypos -0.00625

&&ease 0.1ypos 0.003125

&&ease 0.1ypos -0.003125

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

&scene bg leggyowl at Zoom((1920, 1080), (0, 0, 1920, 1080), (300, 774, 1344, 756), 0.3)&

&$ renpy.pause (1.0)

&"...And I've painfully bumped into the door jamb, which immediately sent me on my fours."

&me "Oh! Excuse me..."

&sowl "For what?"

&"I've tried to straighten up again, but this time more carefully without sudden movements."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

#&scene bg leggyowl at Zoom((1920, 1080), (300, 774, 1344, 756), (0, 450, 1920, 1080), 1.5)

#&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

#&scene bg leggyowl at Zoom((1920, 1080), (0, 450, 1920, 1080), (0, 0, 1920, 1080), 2.0)

#&scene bg leggyowl at Zoom((1920, 1080), (0, 450, 1920, 1080), (0, 0, 1920, 1080), 3.0)

&scene bg leggyowl at Zoom((1920, 1080), (300, 774, 1344, 756), (0, 0, 1920, 1080), 3.5)&

&$ renpy.pause (4.0)

&window show

&me "You... ohh... you've already prepared for the tree climbing?"&

&sowl "The tree?"

&show black with dspr

&"I tactfully covered my eyes with the hand, although it was too late for this."

&me "I don't see. Dress up."

&sowl "...In what?"

&me "I don't know... You was changing your clothes?"

&sowl "I was undressing."&

&window hide

&hide black

&scene bg cbn

&show owl normal undr&

&with dspr

&

&$ persistent.ssg_18 = True

&

&window show

&me "Why?!"

&sowl "I'm going to bed. And it's hot in the skin."

&me "Hm... okay, it's... quite logical."

&sowl "And you will be hot in yours."

&me "Well... I don't feel hot yet. When it comes, then I do."

&sowl "Are you gonna sleep in your coat?"

&me "No, I'll take it off... and that's all, perhaps."

&show owl smile undr&

&sowl "It's better to sleep in the skin without any clothes. More pleasant."

&me "Oh. What are you talking..."

&show owl normal undr

&sowl "Why not?"

&me "You're kidding so, right?"

&show owl unsure undr&

&sowl "I'm not kidding."

&me "No, you can't mean this seriously."

&show owl surprise undr with dspr&

&sowl "What are you talking about?"

&me "In short. You want to say, that..."

&sowl "Go on?"

&me "...That every passerby tramp lies down naked in these skins!"

&me "With all his mud, diseases and lice!"

&show owl scared undr&

&me "And you want me to enter this insanitary bacchanalia!"

&me "If you enjoy this - come on! {w} But I no!"

&"I began to button up my coat again."

&stop music fadeout 5&

&show owl upset undr with dspr

&sowl "As you want."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&window show

&me "I'm sorry... I'm not myself. I feel dizzy... {w} It's all due to your tea, of course!"

&sowl "Such a liar."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ss_mus')&

&"She waved her hand at me, threw the last log into the furnace and returned to her skin. Wrapped up skilfully, she turned to the wall."

&"But then she raised her head to me."

&play music The_Playground fadein 5&

&sowl "Are you really don't like the skin?"

&me "No, why... It seems clean."

&sowl "Then why you don't go to sleep? Or you're afraid of tea?"

&me "Well..."

&sowl "I'll see to it that you don't go away. And don't eat the coals."

&me "Coals?!"

&sowl "Oops. I shouldn't say this."

&"The Owl turned to the wall again."

&me "Who ate it?"

&sowl "No one. He died a long time ago, don't worry."

&me "Er..."

&sowl "Sleep."

&th "It's easy to say..."&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&scene bg cbn1 with dissolve2

&window show

&

&$ persistent.ssg_19 = True&

&

&"I was trying to wrap up in the skin, but it was too tough and desperately resisted."

&"Even after I had rolled it up I was sticking out like a sausage in dough, leaving my vital parts of the body for the violence of the cold."

&"I had left this useless fight with another bear and then dragged the skin closer to the furnace and covered myself with mine coat. The Owl rose a bit and turned about."

&sowl "What are you messing there?"

&me "...I'm over."

&sowl "Don't burn the skin..."

&me "I won't. I'd better to watch to not burn my own skin. From inside..."

&sowl "Are you about the coals? Forget. Just sleep."

&me "...Now I can't. Tell me how did he die."

&sowl "Uncle Borya? He didn't die of coals."

&me "And not of \"tea\" then? {w}How?"

&sowl "He fished far to the north. He had gone to fish alone on a boat... and didn't back."

&me "What happened?"

&sowl "Няша..."

&me "Кхм... Спасибо, ты тоже вполне..."

&sowl "Его лодку рядом нашли. Она его забрала."

&me "Э-э... Няша забрала?.. Ну... {w}Звучит не так плохо?"&

&sowl "Это ужасно! Все знают, даже звери. Всегда стороной её обходят."

&me "...Няшу? {w}Стоп-стоп! Про что ты? Про какое-то болото?"

&sowl "Не болото. Это такая грязь, ил... Что в поймах скапливается. Очень вязкая."

&me "Ох... Так сразу и подумал! {w}Грязь, значит... А зачем туда лезть вообще?"

&sowl "Там камбалу ловят. На отливе можно поставить сети. И снять."

&sowl "Но легко завязнуть, и если помочь некому... Потом прилив... и всё."

&stop music fadeout 9

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=0, channel='ss_mus')

&play ss_mus sfx_forest_fireplace fadein 3&

&me "Да... Жалко."

&sowl "Всё узнал? Спи давай."

&"I shrunk obediently under my coat and fell silent. But The Owl's skin began to rustle, unfolding."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&show untitled_by_sx15_d93yy4d with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (1.0)

&sowl "What did you do here?"

&"She pulled off the skin and wrapped me up in a fur roll like it wasn't a massive skin but baby diapers."

&sowl "Now sleep."&

&me "Thank you..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)&

&hide untitled_by_sx15_d93yy4d with dissolve

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)&

&"Now I was lying in the tight fur pod and I barely could roll over from back to side. So I could only stare at the ceiling."

&"A weird structure was swaying silently right above me."

&play ambience migrations fadein 5

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&scene cg Dreamcatcher with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_132 = True

&&&

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&th "It looks like... a dreamcatcher?"

&th "Where did it come from?"

&th "The interesting thing... enchanting..."

&window hide

&stop ss_mus fadeout 3

&$ renpy.pause (1.9)

&scene black with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=2, channel='ambience')&&

&jump ss_ny

newline

label ss_y2bearhit:

&"I looked around and found a proper tree in ten meters from us. I dragged a dog there and strongly wrapped the leash around the trunk."

&"The bear was still passionate about his business. I left husky behind and began to sneak closer."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&scene bg ss_bear2 at Zoom((1920, 1080), (0, 0, 1920, 1080), (65, 106, 1556, 875), 1.5)

&"I managed to halve the distance - can not miss him hereof. But it was still hard to predict how dangerous my shot will be lethal for such a beast. Anyway I had to rely on luck and the second gun barrel."

&"I took a stance. The butt rested in the shoulder. I took me breath and aimed carefully"

&stop music fadeout 1&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&play sound2 ss_rifle_shot

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&play ss_sfx Bear_Roar5

&with flash

&play music the_sea_scene fadein 5

&"The payoff shook me violently, I resisted. But the bear immediately fell to the snow as though stumbling. It looked very surprised by this." with hpunch

&"Sprawling on the snow, the bear fruitlessly twiched twice, jumped up at the third attempt and rushed to run."

&window hide

&scene bg ss_winterf4 at Zoom((1920, 1080), (65, 106, 1556, 875), (65, 106, 1556, 875),0)

&with dissolve

&show ss_snow

&window show

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=0, channel='sound2')&

&play ss_mus ss_dog_barking

&"I could let off the second barrel in pursuit, but i hesitated blinded by my unexpected triumph."

&"It was inexcusable to delay - lame beast didn't show quickness. Another chase was exhausting it already: every step of mighty paws was followed by an importune snake of scarlet spots on the blanch snow."

&"The husky bursted with barking somewhere behind me, but it was too early to release it. I set out in pursuit."

&window hide

&stop ss_mus fadeout 3

&scene bg ss_winterf2 with dissolve

&show ss_snow

&"The chase turned out to be uneasy. Hummocks and snags covered by snow acted like natural hunting traps, protruding branches of trees tried to catch me and hold."

&"Runaway dragged me through the woods considerably until the ravine hit him on the way - not that deep one, but with steep slopes. Hopping bear rolled into it and, having no strength to get out, turned around in the last attempt to defend himself."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='sound2')

&play ss_mus ss_snowwalk fadein 5&

&stop music fadeout 7

&"However I had nowhere to rush. Firstly I checked my gun, recherged the first barrel and only then began to nigh slowly."

&stop ambience fadeout 5

&stop ss_mus fadeout 5

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window hide

&scene bg ss_bear_calm

&show ss_bear_roar

&with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_17 = True&

&

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&show ss_snow

&play sound Bear_Roar3

&"The beast bristled and bared sharp fangs, but it stayed impossible to reach me"

&play ambience ss_snowstop fadein 1

&"The creature was noticeably exhausted. Perhaps it was aware of his helplessness.
Whether or no his massive head drooped and any growl ceased."

&play music ss_help fadein 4

&window hide

&hide ss_bear_roar with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&window show

&me "I won, did not I?"

&"The bear snuffled stronger in response."

&me "You do remember me, don't you? Well, you won't forget me now probably..."

&me "I have something to tell you. If you do not mind."

&"The beast didn't even look at me, only breathed heavily."

&me "Do not listen? But I'll say it anyway."

&me "You must remember Flint."

&me "Such a harmless little animal... He lived only half of year with me. {w}That was good half of year."

&me "Cheerful... And he was cheerful too. {w} He knew how to spin like whirligig. And how to open door with claws too. And almost learned how to catch mice..."

&me "So quick-witted he was, so clever. {w} But silly, silly..."

&"I've got to take a pause to wink diligently, before I was able to aim again."

&me "I know it's not your fault. But it's either not mine. You did your business, I'm doing my."

&me "I don't ask for forgiveness."

&stop music fadeout 1

&play ss_mus the_sea_scene fadein 3

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx2')&

&play ss_sfx2 sfx_scary_sting

&owlun "No!" with hpunch

&"I shuddered and nearly pulled the trigger."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.01, delay=3, channel='sound')

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=1, channel='ss_sfx2')&

&play sound sfx_hiding_in_bush

&"Branches crackled above. Strange, quaintly dressed girl jumped down to the ravine"

&show owl scared hands at fright with dspr&&

&owlun "Don't shoot!"

&th "What kind of greenpeace is this? Just in time."

&owlun "Take the gun off!"&

&me "I'be glad, but I have to..."

&owlun "You don't!"

&me "Have a look... Will you offer something better?"

&show owl surprise hands&

&"I lowered my gun and took a couple of steps back. The bear, completely exhausted, laid down the snow, the girl immediately rushed to him."

&hide owl with dspr

&me "Not so close! Where?!"

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='sound')

&"The beast winced and I've got to aim a rifle again. Seeing this, the batty grabbed the gun at the end of the barrel."

&extend "I repeled her implicitly." with vpunch

&play ambience ss_snowwalk

&window hide

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show owl rage hands at right with dspr

&window show&

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&me "What the hell are you doing?! Do you have a death wish?"

&"The girl got really angry, but stopped the attacks. She threw a twig at me and rushed back to the bear."

&show owl sad hands:

&&pos (1050,220)

&with dspr&

&me "It's a bear, you know?! Moreover, a rogue bear! They are bloody vicious... even when not shot!"

&me "Hey! Stop caressing this ferocious killing machine!"

&show owl upset hands:

&&pos (1050,220)&&

&owlun "Shut up. Go away!"

&me "No ... I can not leave you with it."

&show owl rage hands:

&&pos (1050,220)&&

&owlun "You can!"

&th "Such a ridiculous situation! Should I claim a receipt, she doesn't mind being devoured?"

&th "And accidentally shot too?"

&show owl upset hands at center:

&&pos (1050,220)

&owlun "Go away, finally!"

&show owl sad hands at center:

&&pos (1050,220)

&extend "...or help."

&me "That's what I wanted to do... do away. There is nothing more to help"&

&owlun "I see a bullet. I'll pull it out."

&me "Do not even think, he'll tear you up."

&owlun "He is my friend!"

&me "What? Don't think up. {w} It's a wild beast, he is no friend to anyone."

&show owl upset hands at center:

&&pos (1050,220)

&owlun "YOU are wild."&

&me "And it is wild absolutely! It won't bear! It will crush you if you hurt."

&window hide

&show owl sad hands at center:

&&pos (1050,220)&&

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&show owl normal hands at center with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window show

&stop ss_mus fadeout 5&

&owlun "We will fix it all. Bring the spruce branches."

&me "What the bloody spruce branches?"

&owlun "That one. We will settle here a lair for him. I have to go."

&me "Where? What are you up to?"

&owlun "We need a knife and salve."&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide owl with dspr

&play ss_sfx ss_snowwalk

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&stop ss_sfx fadeout 1

&window show&

&"Selfless girl got out of the ravine, for a moment turning on the edge."

&owlun "Just don't harm him."

& "While I was making up a promise that would not be too shameful to break, she had already fled somewhere through the thicket." &

& "So I was left alone with my victim, but first of all I also came from the ravine."

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window hide

&

label killbirr_or_not_to:

&play music I_Am_and_We_Are fadein 7

&$ day_time()

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "day"&

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.3, delay=0, channel='ambience')

&play ambience ss_snowstorm fadein 1

&scene bg ss_winterf2 with dissolve

&show heavy_snow

& "My new acquaintance was already out of sight. I could not trace her path, but at least I was sure that she was really far away. The bear was left without protection. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show gustavw normal with dissolve

&gust "She should have taken your gun from you."

&me "Aha. The trustful one..."

&gust "Wouldn't it be a shame?"

&me "How else? You can not convince her. Did you hear, she appointed it a friend?"

&gust "I'm not talking about a girl even."

& me "And I'm talking about her ... {w} What village does she come from? Or did she run away from any kind of institution? From a finishing school for suicidal young ladies... "

& gust "You {i}will{i}be ashamed. And not only ashamed."

& me "I do not know. The main thing is already done anyway. And it's good that she left. With her it would not work."

&gust "Come on, you better do what she said."

&me "Well, enough here ... bearish solidarity." We need to finish everything now, while it really has not crippled her. "

&gust "Do not you dare do this."

&me "I have to."

&gust "I'm not talking to you anymore then."

&hide gustavw with dspr

&me "Whereabouts? You can't be "not talking". You are a toy!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

& me "Ah, whatever."

& "I sat down on the snag and waited for five minutes more, letting the sylvan defender go rather far off."

& "The bear got up, trying to lick his wound, but did not reach his back. He howled softly, as if asking for help. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&play sound2 sfx_boat_impact

&scene bg ss_bear_calm with dspr

&with hpunch

&

&$ persistent.ssg_17 = True

&

&show heavy_snow

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show

&me "I regret being involved in all this. Do you think it's pleasant?"

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ambience')

&me "I'm tired... And chilled ... See what a wind has risen atop."

&me "I do not need anything from you. I just want to go home, brew a double cocoa ... And forget all this."

&me "And what will I report to Sammy? Would she like it? Not at all."

&"The bear sloughed for a second. It looked like a grin."

&me "Yes, laugh. I report to the girl. And even without letters."

&me "I'm asking myself often - \"what will Sam say about it? \" And I can not think of anything good, you know."

&me "Okay then, it's time for us to decide. I'm sure you've lived a good bear life, and ..."

&"I tried not to think about the upcoming until the last moment - no other way. I just joked with him like an old friend, and now I aimed the gun to his forehead."

&stop music fadeout 3

&"The last moment has come."

&menu:

&&"Shoot":

&&&jump killthebear

&&"No way":

&&&jump sparethebear

newline

&

label sparethebear:

&th "No. Well, what am I doing, actually?"

&th "This is already not a revenge, though it's not a mercy ... {w} Something in between? {w} No, I doubt that such a scale exists."

&th "I do not need neither one nor the other. Just let it go... {w} creep his own way."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.01, delay=2, channel='sound')

&play sound sfx_hiding_in_bush

&"\"The Green\" already returned, but I still stood with a gun at the ready."

&owlun "Here you go again! Get off Boris!"

&me "...Boris?"

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=0, channel='sound2')&

&play sound2 sfx_boat_impact

&stop sound

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=2, channel='sound')

&play music ss_who_are_you fadein 1

& "The girl jumped off into the ravine and ran up, showing me something brilliant."

&show owl widesmile with dspr

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='sound2')&

&owlun "That's what I found."

& me "Tongs?.. It's better than a knife, but still without a bucket of tranquilizer..."

&show owl sad at center:

&&pos (1050,220)

&with dspr&

&"While I was ranting, she plucked both mittens with her teeth, calmly walked past me and clung to the bear."

& "I did not have time to open my mouth, as she stuck the forceps directly into the wound."

&play sound Bear_Roar4

&show ss_bear_roar with dspr

&

& "A terrible roar shook the forest, driving a billion birds from a million branches." with vpunch

&hide owl with dspr

& "The bear trembled all over, waving his paw just above the girl - she barely had time to bounce."

&hide ss_bear_roar

&with dspr

&"I helped her to rise from the ground, but she fell to her knees again, trying to find something in the snow. First she has got tongs in her hands, and then something smaller. "

&show owl tender with dspr&

& "She stood up and held out a hand clenched in fist, smiling mysteriously." &

&me "...You almost died"

&show owl normal

&stop music fadeout 7&

& "Slightly frowning, the magician shook her fist in front of my very nose. {W} I shrugged, pretending not to understand." &

&"She opened her hand, showing the bullet lying on it"

& "We both bent over it, contemplate this small bearbuster as a some sort of miracle."

&play music ss_help fadein 4

&extend "There was not that much blood in the palm of hand, but suddenly it seemed like more."

&show owl surprise with dspr&

&"I did not immediately understand what was going on, until one more drop fell from somewhere above. I backed away, looking around at my new acquaintance. "

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.3, delay=0, channel='ambience')

&play ambience ss_snowstorm fadein 5

& "The girl ran her hand over her forehead, her fingers painted scarlet."

&me "He wounded you at last?! Let me see."

&show owl sad with dspr

&"She looked at me incredulously, but still took a step forward and tilted her head. I took down her hood and carefully parted the strands of hair."

& me "I see something ... It seems a little casually caught. Then nonsense, it's not dangerous."

&show owl guilty

&owlun "Good."

&"...or is dangerous. The head is a tricky thing"

&show owl sad&

&extend "Does it hurt a lot?"

&owlun "No."

&me "Let's apply snow"

&stop music fadeout 3

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.1, delay=2, channel='ambience')

& "I turned for a moment to the healing snowdrift, and for this second the sick one had disappeared somewhere."

&window hide

&scene bg ss_bear_nobear with dissolve

&show heavy_snow

&play ss_mus Rescue_in_a_Wreck

&"I found her sitting sideways in the snow, and immediately rushed to her."

&stop ss_mus fadeout 2

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.3, delay=2, channel='ambience')

&show owl sad at center:

&&pos (1050,220)

&me "What are you doing?!"

&"I grabbed her by the waist and perhaps even with excessive effort lifted her to her feet."

&show owl scared at center:

&&pos (1050,0)

& me "What's wrong with you?! Huh?"

&play music The_Derry_Tune fadein 2

&show owl surprise at center:

&&pos (1050,0)&

&owlun "...What?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&show owl widesmile at center:

&&pos (1050,0)

&"She smiled and handed me mittens, which, of course, she was looking for in the snow."

&me "...Ah, this."

&show owl smile at center:

&&pos (1050,0)

&me "We still have to take you home. And quickly - the blizzard is coming."

&show owl normal at center:

&&pos (1050,0)

&owlun "But Boris..."

&me "It will go without a hut! This ravine is comfortable enough for bears."

&show owl sad at center:

&&pos (1050,0)

&with dspr&

&owlun "I have to process the wound must."

&me "Stop! I will do it myself. Where is this yuck? "

&show owl upset at center:

&&pos (1050,0)

&extend " I mean salve! Where?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&scene bg ss_bear_calm with dissolve

&show heavy_snow

&

&$ persistent.ssg_17 = True

&

&"I found myself a long twig, wrapped the end with a handkerchief and smeared it from the heart in an odorous slime that looked like cement. Now it's time to start remote treatment! "

& "The first twig did not survive the impact of a powerful paw, but on the second attempt the bear was cemented, I left the handkerchief on the wound - it was no longer suitable."

#&stop music fadeout 7

& me "Done. Will it really heal? {w} And how are you? Are you ok?"

&show owl normal with dspr

&owlun "Yes."

&me "Don't you feel dizzy when you turn your head?"

&"The girl started spinning her head sedulously."

&owlun "Not yet!"

&me "...good girl, that's enough. Show the way then. It's getting dark."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&hide owl

&show owl sad at center:

&&pos (1050,220)

&with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&window hide

&owlun "Stay here, Boris. I'll visit you soon."

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=2, channel='ambience')

&scene bg ss_winterf2 with dissolve

&show heavy_snow

&window show

&"When we got out of the ravine, a weak blizzard was already waiting for us at the top."

&show owl normal hands with dspr&

&me "Oh hell, how strongly it blows out! And you're dressed so poorly. You are going to freeze!"

&show owl smile hands

&owlun "I do not feel frost."

&"The girl gathered snow from the branch and brought it to her cheek."

&show owl widesmile hands&

&owlun "Such a warm snowball. You can bask."

& me "It's warm to you, you say? Maybe a bad sign ..."

&show owl surprise hands with dspr

&owlun "What a sign?"

&me "May be the blood circulation in your head was disturbed after the stroke. Suddenly."

&show owl scared hands&

&owlun "Is it dangerous?"

&me "Well yeah... You don't feel cold and you gonna catch cold."

&show owl surprise hands

&owlun "Catch cold? Is that all?"

&me "In addition to injury. And as for her ..."

&owlun "Well?!"

&me "A head injury is not good, of course... But still not as bad as..."

&owlun "What?"

&show owl scared hands&

&me "... As a similar bruise plus terrible pneumonia!" &

&show owl surprise hands

&owlun "Pneumo... cold again?"

&window hide

&show owl upset hands with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

& me "Well, I'm sorry. I'm not even a doctor, the head is a puzzlebox for me..."

&show owl laugh hands with dspr&

&owlun "Chatterbox, that's who you are!"&

&me "That's rude... I'm just saying that we should not be cold. {w} Show the road sooner."

&show owl widesmile hands with dspr

&owlun "Let's go!"&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=5, channel='ambience')

&scene bg ss_winterf7 with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show heavy_snow

&"The blizzard was gaining strength, and soon visibility fell to a few steps, but my companion was leading us confidently. I was not that optimistic."

&"Because of the growing headwind, it was becoming increasingly difficult to go. I wanted to ask if we were close to the goal, but my mouth was filled with snow at the very moment. The weather was not available for the conversations - it was already a real storm."

& "When I was really exhausted, chilled and lost heart, the furious forest took pity on us and we left on the edge at last."

&window hide

&scene bg ss_winterf100 with dissolve

&show heavy_snow&

& "My guide pointed ahead - there from the solid snow porridge emerged outlines of the hut."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=5, channel='ambience')&

&scene bg ss_winterf100 at Zoom((1920, 1080), (0, 0, 1920, 1080), (65, 106, 1556, 875), 1.0)

&show heavy_snow&

&stop music fadeout 5

& "A rather small lodge stood before us - not a full house, but it was impossible to pick and choose."

& "We hurried to the tiny door, which opened no more than a third. I pulled my stomach and squeezed inside. "

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.01, delay=0.5, channel='ss_sfx')&

&play ss_sfx sfx_carousel_squeak&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.1, delay=2, channel='ambience')&

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'sunset'

&scene bg cbn2 with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')&

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='music')&

&play music Magiceyes fadein 3&

& "The hut inside seemed even smaller than outside. The furnishing was almost spartan, but the stove was in place - modestly perched in a corner. Now it was the main thing in the world. My new friend immediately began to kindle it. "&

&me "Is it a some kind of a hunting lodge?"

&show owl unsure hands with dspr

&owlun "Yes."

& me "Very much to the place here ... {w} By the way, my name is Semyon."

&owlun "Yes..."

&me "And what is yours?"

&window hide

&show owl normal hands

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&hide owl with dspr

&play ss_mus sfx_forest_fireplace fadein 2

& "My question was ignored. But the girl finished with the stove and, in addition, twirled the paraffin gas kettle. It became warmer and lighter at once ."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&scene bg cbn with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_18 = True

&&

&window show&

& "Now it was possible to look around better."

&"In addition to the stove, there was a stack of firewood on the right wall, which acted as a table. It was the only furniture, not counting the dug-in barrel in the far corner."

&"Along the left wall lay a pair of skins, very fluffy and luxurious. Also here were some strange toys hanging from the ceiling, and, closer to the entrance, various folds drawn by rope . I touched some by my head and they began to swing gently."

&me "Do you dry something?"

&owlun "No. To prevent mice from climbing in. They can not do this."

&me "By the ropes?"

& "The hostess nodded, she was already busily digging in the wooden bowels of the barrel, taking out different utensils."

& "It turned out that the barrel is very multitasking: here it performed the role of both a closet, a cellar, and a refrigerator, and in a closed form it was possible to sit down."

& me "Not bad here ... Quite cozy. {w} So what? How am I supposed to call you?"

&window hide

&show owl unsure with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&show owl normal

&owlun "Owl."

& me "Owl? .. Is that a name? Some kind of cut? {w} Like... Aurelia?"

&owlun "Just Owl."

&me "Okay, Owl is Owl ... Where are we now? Is this your little house?"

&show owl unsure

&"The girl nodded in confusion."

&me"I thought you were taking us to the village."

&show owl normal&

&sowl "Why go there?"

&me "Where are your parents? Are we alone right now?"

&show owl guilty with dspr

&sowl "Alone."

&me "Yeah, there's nowhere to hide here..."

&"The Owl looked at me expectantly."

& me "Oh! You're wounded! Okay, let's get ourselves cured. {w} Do you have clean water here?"

& "The girl nodded again and pointed to the saucepan of the dubious cleanliness. After that equipped me with couple of rags of equal dubiousness."

&hide owl with dspr

& "I seated her closer to the light, as I washed the wound and smeared with cement ointment."

&"It would not have been possible to apply a bandage even if the patient had allowed it. But she did not even want to take off her hood. "

&"When the treatment was over, Owl looked into the barrel and began to take out different bags and jars."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.2, delay=7, channel='ambience')

&"I've got a meal in front of me: a loaf of bread, rolls with cheese and jerky meat, berry jam. We sat down on the furs and began to chew. "

&show owl guilty with dspr&

&"The wind howled outside, the storm raged to full, but we did not care at all inside. On the contrary, the more trees cracked, the more comfortable our gathering became. But conversation still doesn't really flow between us.

&me "You really helped me today, and not just with this hut."

&sowl "What do you mean?"&

&me "You appeared just in time. I almost did something ... which I would regret."

&show owl sad&

&sowl "I came too late."&

&me"He will definetely recover ... your dear Bo. {w} Do you really know him? Or just romance it?"

&sowl"I known him since he was a cub."

& me "How is it possible? For a long time in this forest you look? {w} You can not live here, right?"

&show owl upset

&stop music fadeout 5&

&sowl "Why asking?"&

&me"Well ... I can not even imagine where you are from, what are you doing here ..."

&sowl "And what are you doing?"

&me "In the camp? Well... I'm a keeper..."

&sowl "So am I."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.1, delay=6, channel='ambience')&

&play music ss_low fadein 7&

& "The Owl frowned more and more. Her gaze wandered across the floor, as if she were trying to remember something. "

&me "Do not be angry, I'm just wondering ..."

&show owl rage

&sowl "No! You are one of {i}them{/i}. I won't say anything."

&show owl upset

& me "I'm ... not one of them, honestly. I can not stand them myself! {w} And who are they, by the way?"

&sowl "Those who ask!"

& me "...I won't ask anymore."

&stop ss_mus fadeout 5

&"The girl turned away putting on airs. We sat in silence for a while."

&me "Then I'll tell you something, can I? {w} When I went there with the dog ..."

&play ss_sfx sfx_face_slap

&show owl surprise with dspr

& "I slapped my forehead with such a strenght that Owl turned around in fright." with hpunch

&me "What an idiot am I?! The dog! I left it in a woods!"

&sowl "What?"&

& me "I tied my husky to the tree! And forgot!"

&sowl "Is it far away?"

&me "I don't know... What's the difference! Сan not found."

&show owl normal with dspr

&sowl "I'll find."

&me "What's wrong with me... first a fox, now this... I ruined all Mikhalich's pets."

&hide owl with dspr

& me "Here he will kill me ... if he comes to his senses ... {w} From the fact that will definitely kill him." &

&play ss_sfx sfx_door_squeak_light

& "Owl, meanwhile, went down the threshold, came back with a full saucepan of snow and set it to bask on the stove."

&me "What is that?"

&show owl normal with dspr

&sowl "Water."

&me "...are we going to conjure? Look into the pot and see Nerka?"

&show owl widesmile with dspr&

&sowl "No, this is for drinking."

&me "I see ... {w} Just imagine, I even tied up even tighter. She would get out otherwise..."

&show owl smile

&sowl "She will easily survive one night."

&me "Do you think so?"

&sowl "Sure. It's nothing more than snow. We will pick here tomorrow."

&me "Oh, I hope. {w} And then I'll show you our camp."

&show owl guilty with dspr

&sowl "No. I will keep on going then."

&me "Where to?"

&show owl upset

& "Owl scowled again."

&me "I'm sorry, I forgot. I'm silent."

&sowl "You are always forgetting."

&me "Sure. So you can tell without fear..."

&"The coals of her eyes flashed angrily again."

&me "Okay, okay. {w} Do you think I'm so eager to find out everything?"

&stop music fadeout 6&

&sowl "Yes."

& me "I am, but I will easily manage to live without it. By the way, I am a very mysterious person myself. {w} You will never believe it."

&hide owl with dspr&

&"She did not intrigue - the Owl turned away unceremoniously. She slipped again into the barrel, took out small bags with various dry herbs and poured some out of each into a mug. "

&play music Monster_Under_My_Bed fadein 7

&"This mixture went into a pot of boiling water. A persistent pine-spicy aroma filled the hut. "

&me "What's this?"

&show owl tender with dspr&

&sowl "Spruce tea. For you."

&me "Won't you?"

&sowl "No, I am drinking another."

&"She showed a cardboard package."

&me "Oh, I take them in local store! Is this from there too?"

&show owl surprise with dspr

&sowl "No! I do not know..."

&me"Where did it came from then? The gift of the spirits of the forest?"

&show owl scared

& me "... What? Am I right?"

&show owl upset with dspr&

& "Owl's lips tightened."

&me "Whatever ... And what about this tea? Why herbal is for me?"

&sowl "It is necessary."

&hide owl with dspr

&me "But it's strange ... You know, drinking with strangers indiscriminately... {w} and waking up in bathtub full of ice with your kidneys gone."

& "Owl was fumbling around the stove, completely ignoring me. She scooped it up and handed me a mug of steep boiling water. "

&show owl normal with dspr

&sowl "Drink."

&me "Thank you ... {w} So what, why don't you drink?"

&sowl "I can not."

&me "For medical reasons?" And what will happen? "

&show owl unsure

&sowl "I do not know. Nothing."

&me "So... And if I can not too?"

&sowl "You can - once."

&me "I would like to know more."

&show owl normal

&sowl "Drink and you will."

& me "...I'd better not."

&show owl surprise with dspr

&"I decidedly left the mug."

& me "To pour slipslop into myself ... No way."

&sowl "Why?"

& me "My body... probably it's not a temple yet... But not a gutter, anyway."

&show owl normal with dspr

&sowl "Okay, I'll have a drink too."

&"Filling his mug, Owl performed the threat as quickly as the temperature of the drink allowed."

&"I kiss the cup carefully, too. I was not particularly pleased with the taste, but the good way to get warm was forgiving this sin. "

&me "Now we have it drunk. What's next?"

&sowl "We have to go to bed. You'll see everything."

me "It's kind of too early to sleep... What will I see?"

&sowl "What you have too. Everyone has his own."

&me"For example?"

& sowl "Your dream. If you are lucky."

& me "Sounds good ... {w} What was the catch then? Why did not you want to drink?"

&window hide

&show owl unsure with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&window show

&me "Come across! What are the side effects? Nausea, coma, death?"

&sowl "No ... I've drunk it once. I do not need it anymore."

&me "What was that that time?"

&show owl normal

&sowl "Nothing wrong, woke up on the tree in the morning."

&show owl surprise with dspr

&me "On the tree ?! What kind of rubbish is this? Henbane, dried fly agarics?"

&stop music fadeout 3

&sowl "Secret. But not fly agarics."

&play ss_sfx Rescue_in_a_Wreck&

& me "What a nightmare ... Helping animals and poisoning people? What kind of ecoterrorist are you?"

&show owl scared

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.2, delay=1, channel='ambience')&

&play ss_sfx2 sfx_knock_door_closed_hard1&

& "I jumped up from my skin and stepped to the door. It did not succumb to my first efforts "

&sowl "Where are you going?"

&me "To get rid of poison!"

&show owl upset with dspr

&stop ss_sfx fadeout 6&

&sowl "You fidget like a stung squirrel."

&me "Better safe than sorry..."

&sowl "Sit down, nothing will happen to you."

&"I stood still, shook my head for a look, but still obeyed. I did not really want to throw myself into a snowstorm. "

&show owl guilty

&sowl "You skewed the door, now it's blowing through. Pull it up and to the right."

&me "Wait a second..."

&hide owl with dspr

&play sound sfx_open_door_kick

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.1, delay=0, channel='ambience')

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=0, channel='music')&

&play music No_Cats fadein 5

& "Having got rid of a draft and turned to the room, I found that Owl pulled off her boots and now fumbles with a belt on her pants."

&me "Why ... undressing? It's cold."

&sowl "It's time to sleep. It's hot in the furs."

&stop ambience fadeout 7&

&me "I see..."

"I turned away considerately, took off my coat and put it in the corner."

& sowl "It's not a real frost, actually."

&me "And when will it be?"

&sowl "Here? Never. This forest is warm."

&window hide

&show owl normal undr with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&window show

&sowl "You are going to swealter in this."

&me "...I'll endure for a while."

&sowl "I sleep almost without clothes, when it's heated heavily."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ambience')&

&me "Is it heated... heavily now?"

&show owl smile undr

&sowl "Exactly."

& "She pulled the edge of her sweater unperturbedly."

& me "Wait! Wait!"

&show owl surprise undr with dspr&

&th "What's wrong with her? That poison worked so? Or is there really a concussion?"

&sowl "...What?"&

&me "This is ... indecent."

&sowl "Hmm?"

&me "Leave what you wear, okay?"

& sowl "You are strange, outforestish people."

&me "Very. But this is our customs."

&sowl "Being strange? What is the reason to be scared of everything? Of me?"

&me "It's not you. I scare myself."

&sowl "Why?"

&me "You're a kind girl, a little naive ..."

&show owl shy undr with dspr

&me "I can not use it. {w} Very much I can, to be exact! And this is the problem."

&sowl "I do not understand."

&me "Well... you do not have to. I'm definitely chattering too much.. Is this your \"tea\" so effective?"

&show owl smile undr with dspr&

&sowl "Maybe. Explain."

&me "Well... It's not that easy..."

&me "Here you are: someone's daughter, grandchild... Sister probably..."

&show owl normal undr

&extend "People who love you will not like it very much."

&sowl "It?.."

& me "That the first counter hobo is staring at you. {w} Who knows who's wandering around here? What lascivious pigs?"

& me "Nobody knows what can come to their mind, things that a normal person will not even think about! Oh, I can imagine very clear!"

&show owl surprise undr with dspr

& me "Get dressed, dear, get dressed carefully ..."

&"Brushing off a tear, I picked up my pants from the floor and handed them to the discouraged hostess."

&sowl "What do you come up with?"

&me "You have to put it on, that's it ..."

&show owl upset undr with dspr

&sowl "I don't want to! It's hot!"

&me "Quick! Do not be stubborn."

&hide owl with dspr

& "The Owl backed away. I began to chase the barefooted little girl around the room. Our pursuit was very short - there was nowhere to run"

& "Overtaken in the corner, she plopped down on a huge hide, dived under the edge and wrapped in quickly."

&me "Are you in "den" now?"

& "Of the \"den\" there was only a little muzzle, looking at me with the most displeased look."

&me "Here are your pants, and promise not to pull them off anymore!"

&play ss_mus sfx_forest_fireplace fadein 5&

&sowl "Come on! Sit in your polar clothes yourself, I'm asleep."

&stop music fadeout 5

&me"The plan is approved. Good night ..."

& "Owl snorted and turned away to the wall. I sat down on the second skin, rubbing my head. "

&th"What was that? .. What an obsession? {w} I'm going to blame the tea!"

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='music')

&play music ss_low fadein 7

&stop ss_mus fadeout 9

"Due to powers of broth or not, my eyes was really sticking together already. I took off my shoes, undressed to my shirt and was ready to follow Owl's example. "

& "But the skin beneath me happened to be not elastic at all. It did not want to close, but unbent again and again, spitting her stuffing out. "

&"Having finally convinced myself of its unfitness, I gave up these attempts and covered myself with my own coat. I could only hope that the cabin will not cool down during the night. "

&"It was all chance with this size of the room. Another advantage ofsuch a narrow hut was that almost any thing in the room could be got without getting out of bed. I reached out and extinguished the lamp."

&window hide

&scene bg cbn1 with dissolve2

newline

&$ persistent.ssg_19 = True

&

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

& "The last firewood in the stove quietly faded away: now the light was given only by embers and small windows, completely blurred with hoarfrost." &

&"I lay, staring at the ceiling, gradually plunging into dreams. The storm outside the window died down, everything around was calm. Some weird construction was
wiggling straight ahead of me."

&window hide

&stop music fadeout 6&

&scene cg Dreamcatcher with dissolve2

&

&$ persistent.ssg_132 = True

&&&

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&th "What kind of toy is this after all? .."

&"Maybe I mumbled it, maybe I just thought about it, or thought in my dream."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (2.0)

&play ambience migrations fadein 5&

&show untitled_by_sx15_d93yy4d_rev with dissolve2:

&&pos (-400,0)

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)&&

&window show

&sowl "You're lying wrong."

&me "Yes... The skin is defective... {w} And a toy... so hypnotic..."

&sowl "Can I help you?"

&me "I'm already asleep... {w = .6} I just need to understand... {w} What is this..." &

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&sowl "An owlcatcher."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&scene black with dissolve2

&jump ss_ny&

newline

newline

label ss_ny:&

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'day'

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&scene white with dissolve2

&scene bg room_is_full

&show ball_mask

&with dissolve2

&

&$ persistent.ssg_20 = True&

&

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

& "I slowly came to myself in the middle of the big hall. {W} The hall was full of people."

& "To understand how I was brought here, it was necessary to find out where am I at first. It was not easy to concentrate."

& "Everything was dazzling with colors: from the quietest place in the world I got into some kind of kaleidoscope of bright, brilliant, vivid, continuously moving and also noisy elements."

"The noise itself did not reach me for some reason, but I could feel it. And I knew for sure that this beehive was buzzing with all its might."

&"Anyway, my head was spinning just from one look of all this, even without any sounds. Such a visual attack would have shaken even the astronaut Padalka. As for my consciousness, it was initially in a fog."

& "Worse, it spread like a melted jelly. And I could not put it together to find the way out of this carousel of color and sound."

&"I spent another couple of minutes looking around and outlining ways of retreat through the crowd. The eye involuntarily lingered on every floating piece of the general mosaic. "

&"I had not seen so many people for a long time and never such elegant ones. Not all costumes were complex, but each in its own way was outlandish. Most were wearing masks. It seems that so did I. "

&"What could be the purpose of this gathering? If there was not an attempt on assassination of some Very Important Epileptic, then certainly some holiday. That day of mummers was a logical guess."

&"However, demonic parades have never been a tradition in our latitudes. It's rather traditional to forbid them from year to year, and every time - once and for all ... {w} But in what latitude has brought me?"

&stop ambience fadeout 5

&play music Bad_Reputation fadein 9

&"With the clarity of consciousness, hearing returned to me. I could feel the noise no longer with intestines, but, most of all, with my ears, which now was worth regretting. "

& "Because of the roaring dynamics behind me, I did not hear my own thoughts. Some devil slapped me on the shoulder. "

&chert "Music!"

&me "What?.. Not very good to be honest... First, it's loud..."

&chert "No! It's quiet! Turn it up!"

&me "What?! I can't hear you!"

&chert "Turn! It! Up!"

&me "Won't the neighbors call the police?"

&robocop "The police are here! And demands to turn it up!"&

&me "Ah, whatever..."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=2, channel='music')

& "Being in the minority, I gave up my post to the deaf music lovers, and hurried to get myself out. It's time to break free. "

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.3, delay=2, channel='music')

&"Squeezing between two penguins and a robot from the boxes, I found myself in front of an open door, beyond which I could see the night sky."

&stop music fadeout 4

&extend "I stepped into it without hesitation."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&scene bg big_balcony_hw

&

&$ persistent.ssg_22 = True

&

&show ball_mask

&with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (1)&

&"But I got not on the street but the big balcony overlooking the night city."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=0, channel='ss_mus')&

&play ss_mus Watching_The_Stars_act fadein 7&

&"I shivered from the cool breeze, but could not just skip staying longer here. Thousands of lights of the metropolis sparkled before me."

&"The skyscrapers were definitely the core of the magnificent view - the real kings of the night city. And now I was in right the center of their throne room. I could observe everything from here."

&"Each royal person shone like an intricate chandelier - huge and precious. I looked from one to the other until I paid my attention to them all."

&"I myself seem to have been in one of these colossi, although not too high - many buildings had to be looked upwards, and, as a rule, the taller was the tower, the richer and more complex was the lighting."

&"But not all the giants competed in height and brightness. Others, old and
momentous, differed in another way. There were not only their solemnity and greatness, but also the aura of secrecy."

& "Illiminated, closer to the roof, they merged with the inky blackness of the sky. Somewhere out there, obscured by gloom, the sinister gargoyles were watching the city. "

& "Fearing them, the modern buildings kept a respectful distance. But they kept together with each other, closing into an almost solid wall."

"The red and white rivers of the motorways flowed under those concrete cliffs. Ideally straight rays moved far into the distance, turning into strings of light."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='music')

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=4, channel='ss_mus')

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=4, channel='ss_mus2')

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=4, channel='ss_sfx')&

& "A lot of admiring, I looked around myself. Several people walked along the balcony besides me - mostly couples. Only a single girl stood on the side. "

&"I shamelessly looked at her angel costume, hoping that the mask would hide my curiosity."

& "But still it was noticed - the girl turned and nodded to me. {W} A little confused, I nodded back, but she was not in a hurry to turn away."

&"Now I was also intrigued. I encouraged myself and approached. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&scene bg short_balcony_hw

&show ball_mask&

&show angel smile close mask

&with dissolve2

&

&$ persistent.ssg_93 = True&

&$ persistent.ssg_21 = True

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show

&"And stood still, with no ideas how to start a conversation. And hardly daring. {W} Fortunately, I was alone in this confusion."

#&show angel smile2 close mask with dspr

&ss_angel "Not very original."

&"The angel's hand pointed to my outfit. Looking down, I saw a strict suit with laces and cuffs, as well as the floors of a wide black cloak with embroidered bats. "

&stop ss_mus fadeout 6

&me "Sure... But your is very..."

& ss_angel "Come on. {w} It's all my mother came up with. I'm wearing it so as not to offend her."

&ss_angel "Come on. {w} It's all my mother came up with. I'm wearing it so as not to disappoint her."

&play ss_mus2 Watching_The_Stars_calm fadein 6

&me "But the suit is really wonderful."

&show angel unsure close mask

&ss_angel "Probably. But I'm ashamed to walk like this."

&me "What's so shameful? Very decent."

&show angel serious close mask with dspr

&ss_angel "They will say that I ... I'm thinking about myself {i}like this{/i} And further. {w = 1.2} Too bright for me." &

&extend "So I'm hiding here all the evening."

&show angel smile close mask

&"Angel spread her arms, smiling."

&me "Well, that's right. {w} I mean ... it would not be worth hiding ... But the hall is too crowded."

&ss_angel "Yeah ... The swarm."

&me "And why is it like that ..."

&show angel normal close mask

&ss_angel "Everyone wanted to be here today." &

&me "But if the fire starts? There will be a crush and they will want no longer ..."

&show angel smile close mask&

&ss_angel "There's already a crush there."

&me "That's right ... This is a disorganisation no one should get away with."

&th "We have to look for matches ... {w} Okay, I'm not like that. But I'll be disappointed if nothing happens." &

&ss_angel "You'd take care of everyone. Are you ready to save them all, superman?"

& me "I don't have plan to save everyone ..."

&ss_angel "But I have. In a case of fire we must... play hymn."

&me"To die ceremoniously?"

&show angel unsure close mask&

& ss_angel "No, everyone would stand still. And calmly leave then." &

& me "It's cunning. It can work."

&show angel smile close mask&

"And in the case they retard too much, we can upstart them with a soviet march."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&hide angel with dspr

&window show&

& "Having finished inventing executions to neighbours from the hall, we silently admired the city again."

& "Our company on the balcony was thinning. A humanoid, who just appeared from the door, shivered and fled back to the room. "

& me "Aren't you freezing here? The temperature is pretty far from the fire."

&show angel smile close mask with dspr&

& ss_angel "Ha. I do. Well, I'm an angel, not the Snow Queen."

& me "Bad... Horrible..."

& "I found myself mechanically winding my vampire hem around my arm."

& me "Oh, I have a cloak! {w} And I'm ready to share."

&show angel serious close mask

& ss_angel "How do you see it? Take me under your wing?"

& "I hastily shook my head as soon as I heard angry notes."

&me "No, come on."

& "My fingers felt the ribbon around my neck that held the cloak ."

&show angel shy close mask&

& ss_angel "Really? You'll freeze yourself."

& me "Me? Only looking at you, if you refuse."

&show angel smile close mask&

&ss_angel "...Ok then. You're good Dracula, thank you."

& "The knot on the ribbon did not yield, the mask interfered strongly ."

&hide ball_mask with dspr

& "After a bit of tinkering, I ventured to de-anonymize and pushed the mask to my forehead, opening myself to all the winds and curious looks."

&show angel unsure close mask

&"While cherishing the hope of being recognized and warmly received, I was still afraid that my face would disappoint or even frighten my interlocutor. But it was even more strange - she did not even look at my face. "

& "Slightly discouraged, I handed her the cloak."

&show angel normal2 close mask with dspr

& ss_angel "Merci. Oh, but how will I put it on? The wings are ... "

&me "Hmm. That's a problem."

&show angel unsure2 close mask&

&ss_angel "They are removable, in theory..."

& me "Are you saying they're not real?"

&show angel normal2 close mask&

& ss_angel "Ha. Ha."

&stop ss_mus2 fadeout 5&

&me "Let me see."

&show angel surprise2 close mask&

&ss_angel "No! {w} Well ... Just be careful!"

&me "I won't bite, I swear."

&show angel serious2 close mask&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&hide angel with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window show

&play ss_sfx Watching_The_Stars_both fadein 4

& "Shaking head, the incredulous Angel turned around. I just stared at her elegant neck, choosing where exactly not to bite. {W} The wing reminded me of my mission hitting my nose."

& "I busily passed my hand over the feathered design. The cloak was put on the railing to release the second hand."

&play sound2 sfx_wind_gust

& "While I was looking at the wings, trying to figure out the bindings, the first gust of wind picked up and carried off this light piece of cloth from the balcony."

&window hide

&scene bg new_york_illumination

&with dissolve

& "Rushing to the hopeless pursuit, I leaned over the railing and looked down.The cloak was already trembling somewhere far away, and for a split second I was visited by the strange idea of going after him."

&th"Why not? That would be a good picture: the Lord of Darkness being scraped off the asphalt... the angel standing over him... Crying, maybe. {w} wouldn't it be a perfect cover of the popular magazine? "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&scene bg short_balcony_hw&

&with dissolve

&$ persistent.ssg_21 = True

&

&window show

& "But someone has ruined those ambitious plans by pulling me back onto the balcony. {W} Ah, this guardian angel is on guard."

&show angel surprise close mask with dspr

&ss_angel "What are you doing?&

&me"Well, we've got of one of those good-news-bad-news things."

&show angel sad close mask&

&ss_angel "...I love good ones more."

& "I pinched her by a feather."

&show angel normal close mask&

&me"The beauty can stay undismantled"

&ss_angel "You mean wings? But what happened to the cloakroom?"

&me "This is the bad news."

&show angel unsure close mask&

&"I nodded toward the street."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&show angel unsure2 close mask with dspr

&"The Angel clung to the railing, trying to see anything below. I was uneasy about this spectacle, although I had just done a more dangerous stunt."

& ss_angel "Have you missed it? I can't see. Oh you."

& me "My fault. Sorry."

&show angel normal close mask with dspr&

&ss_angel"You will be scolded for the loss. Or will you go in search?"

& me "There?.. Will you join me?"

&show angel sad close mask

& ss_angel "Well, no. I'm sorry."

& me "Well, thatt's right. Freezing on the street ..."

&show angel normal close mask

& ss_angel "Anyway, someone has definitely scrounged him already."

&me "I've noticed a hobo there. This scallywag is going to enrich a little."

& ss_angel "He needs it more, maybe. A little festive charity?"

& ss_angel "He needs it more, maybe. A little festive charity?"

& me "Oh yeah, it's warming the soul ..." &

& extend "But it's more important for to warm you." &

&window hide

&show angel normal close mask with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&window show

&stop ss_sfx fadeout 5&

& me "Shall we go inside then?"

&show angel unsure close mask&

& ss_angel "Just for a minute."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&play music Skeeter_Davis_The_end_of_the_world fadein 3

&scene bg room_is_full_dark

&with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_19 = True&

&$ persistent.ssg_93 = True

&

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&show angel smile mask at center with dissolve

&window show

& "We returned to the hall. The lighting changed, the music became more melodic. Many guests took advantage of the situation."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ss_mus')

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ss_mus2')

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='sound')&

&me "Now they are dancing here ..."

&ss_angel "They did not even wait for us."

&show angel unsure mask at center&

&ss_angel "I'm sorry, I should do not tease you."

&me "... Why? I do not mind." &

&ss_angel "That's why I should not." &

&me "No, well, I'm a mediocre dancer, but if you need to get warm ..."

&show angel serious mask at center&

&ss_angel "Nice try."

&me "Well, I'm not trying anything ... As you wish, dance with someone else."

& ss_angel "You dance."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=7, channel='music')&

&me "Whatever... Don't you dance in principle?"

&show angel unsure mask at center&

&ss_angel "I do not even know anyone here."

&me "So it's a masquerade."

&ss_angel "Yeah. But it didn't stop you from hunting me down."

&me "Or you hunting me."

&show angel serious mask at center&

&ss_angel "Do not start it again, eh?"

"She answered too irritably to my playful tone, ."

&me "I do not understand ... What is wrong?"

&ss_angel "I'm sick of your {i}plans{/i}."

&me "...What plans are you talking about?"

&ss_angel "Obviously, it's the dance further down the list."

&show angel angry mask at center&

&extend "Have you decided there, that our costumes awesomely fit together?"

&me "No ... Although they really do match. Black and white ..."

&ss_angel "Does it oblige me to something?"

&me "I do not know. But if they are going to choose the queen of the ball ..."

&ss_angel "They aren't."

&me "... Then you better look for a yourself a pair."

&show angel rage mask at center&

&ss_angel "They aren't, I said!"

&show angel angry mask at center&

&me "... Well, it's not important. You're already a queen."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide angel with dspr

&window show

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=5, channel='music')&

& "A careless compliment did not save the situation, and finally ruined everything. My companion turned abruptly and started walking away - again towards the balcony. I hurried after her."

&me "Wait, do not go away! {w} What's wrong?"

&show angel angry2 mask with dspr

&ss_angel "If I knew that I would listen here things like that from you, I would never come."

&me "Sorry! {w} Am I spoiling your evening?.."

&window hide

&show angel serious mask with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window show&

&"To the surprise, she was not in a hurry to deny it."

&me "Even so ... Then I'd better go." &

&ss_angel "Where to? Balcony?"

&me "Out of the party."

&show angel unsure mask&

&ss_angel "It's me who has to go, not you. But I can't."

&me "...Why?"

& ss_angel "Where will I go? Or should I take a bus being dressed like this?

&me "I also somehow avoid buses ... I would like to stay."

&show angel normal mask&

&ss_angel "I'll be picked up at eleven. Okay, let's take it. "

&me "I'm sure. It's quite a nice place, as for me ..."

&ss_angel "I don't even doubt."

&me "Don't you like it here?"

&show angel sad mask&

&ss_angel "It just happened ... not as I planned."

&me "What exactly?"&

&ss_angel "I didn't want to raise this topic, but since you are asking..."

&me "I'm asking."

&show angel normal mask&

&ss_angel "We were sure that the whole class was invited. But turned out that it's paid only for me... And none of the guys came."

&me "Hmm .. Sad."

&show angel sad mask&

&ss_angel "Not half! The girls were waiting for this evening, they were preparing their costumes ... Now they will hate me."

&me "They will understand."

&show angel surprise mask&

&ss_angel "They won't understand anything! I should have refused. But my mother ..."

&show angel unsure mask&

& me "Well ... If they will not understand, do not hobnob with them. They do not worth it, then. "

&ss_angel "It's easy for you to talk, nomad, and I still have to live in this city." &

&th "Nomad? Has she recognized me after all? {w} I need to check this somehow."

& me "Speaking of wandering... One of my friends traveled right up to the Soviet Union and back."

&stop music fadeout 5&

&show angel normal mask&

& ss_angel "Oh, really? A good friend?"

& me "The best. {w} You can remove the mask. I recognized you."

&show angel normal2 mask with dspr

& "Angel smiled nervously."

&ss_angel "You are doing your best today. And when your sense of humor erupted?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&hide angel with dspr

&window show&

& "Finally confused, I quickly turned away, pretending that I was looking at the balconies. I decided to wait with further reconnaissance - it was not worth putting too much pressure on the irritable companion. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='music')&

&play music migrations fadein 5

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&window show

& "We walked slowly along the perimeter of the hall until a long table with refreshments appeared on our way. We were greeted with sweets of all kinds that surrounded an exorbitant punch bowl."

&me "And indeed the dream came true!"

&show angel serious mask at right with dspr

&ss_angel "What are you talking about?"

&me "Well, if it's an expensive party, then you need to try snacks! All of them!" &

&ss_angel "Go for it."

&me "And you?.."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&hide angel with dspr

&window show

&"Without waiting for an answer, I already devoured this sea of food, but so far only with my eyes. Turning to the island with the cakes, I wanted to offer something to my companion, but she suddenly disappeared. "

&"I looked around - hordes of hungry devils and demons were chasing around, but not a single angel. It was quite clear that she was \"lost\" consciously. "

&"I already did not take advantage of the already collected plate of goodies. I realized that I won''t manage get my grief of loss fed and decided not to stand alone, but stay a little intrusive. At least once, in a honor of the holiday. "

&"I did not need long searches. Having made a semicircle around the hall, I noticed a halo above one of the sofas. His mistress was there - in an unexpected company of three members of the Ku Klux Klan. "

& "At my approach the whole trio broke off and rushed around the hall, howling and in every possible way disguising themselves under the ghosts."

& "There was no one left on the way - it was a green light to the sofa was burning personally for me. And who am I to ignore the traffic lights of fate?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&show angel normal mask at center with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&window show&

& me "It's me again. {w} Can I?"

&show angel sad mask at center&

&ss_angel "...Sit down."

& th "I've bored her anyway. Could I get another mask and start all over again? {w} If it does not work out to coax her with the sweets."

&me "Look what I got. Would you like to try some"

&show angel normal mask at center&

&ss_angel "No."

&me "Are you on a diet?"

&ss_angel "...I am in a mask."

&me "Um, I do not think the mask closes your mouth."

&ss_angel "It's hard to see in it - I will get smeared."

&me "So take it off. Everyone walks without masks already."

&stop music fadeout 8

&show angel sad2 mask at center with dspr&

& ss_angel "I already said this costume is... not for me. Let it be so."

& me "You would have been disclosed even in the mask if somebody would care. They would walk along the heights and point at you with fingers... But we're sitting alone and nobody is intrigued."

&show angel smile mask at center with dspr

&ss_angel "Is that Queen of Ball who is not interesting anyone?"

&me "Okay, you got me here."

&show angel unsure mask at center&

&ss_angel "... You're right, I'm thinking too much of myself."

&show angel unsure2 mask at center with dspr

&$ persistent.ssg_93 = True&

& "She nodded, raised her hands to her face and took on the mask. My breath caught with impatience. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&show angel sad at center with dspr

&window show

&$ persistent.ssg_92 = True&

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.6, delay=0, channel='music')&

&play music The_Playground fadein 2

& "Samantha smiled at me sadly."

&show angel normal at center&

& ss "As if you see me for the first time."

&me "It looks like this now."

&show angel unsure at center&

&ss "It looks stupid."

&me "It does not matter, if only not the last."

&show angel normal at center&

&ss "... Is not it?"

& "She shrugged back to herself, and casually took the cake from my plate."

&me "It's not a tragedy for you, I see."

&ss "I thought we agreed, everyone goes their own way ... And no hard feelings."

&me "Hmm. {w} That's right, of course ... I'd better stay away. {w} But it's kind of weird. And it hurts."

&ss"That I'm saying this things right in your face?"

&me"Yes."

&show angel sad at center&

&ss "It's not easy, but better than ... false hopes."

&me "Hopes are not about me at all."

&show angel surprise at center&

&ss "What are you?"

&me "Somehow it happened."

&show angel serious at center&

&ss "Do not make it up. These words do not suit you. "

&me "And where do they come from, those hopes?"

&show angel sad at center&

&ss "Well ... At least from the fact that they are {i}needed {/ i}. Certainly {w} Somewhere in the depth it's still sitting in you. And in everybody."

&me"Why do you think so?"

&ss "I know it better than anyone, maybe. About hopelessness... And still, after all... "

&me "What?"

&ss "And without any reason... we still hope."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&show angel smile at center with dspr&

&window show

&ss "Oh, well, what I'm talking about! We're sitting in this posh place ... It's a shame to whine about anything."

&show angel normal at center&

&ss "And dreams are dreams. Not all of them come true."

&show angel unsure at center&

&"We sat a little longer, each in its own reverie. The music has changed once again. "

& me "You still don't want to ..."

&show angel normal at center&

&ss "No. It's too hot now."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide angel with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window show

&"Samantha got up and walked a few steps away. But then turned around, smiling a little."

&show angel smile at fright with dspr

&ss "I wouldn't be against your coming with me, by the way."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&hide angel with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&window show&

&th "Will I run after her again, like a loyal doggie? No way! {w} I'll go quietly."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&scene bg big_balcony_hw with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_22 = True

&

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&show angel normal with dspr

&window show

& "And here we are again on a spacious balcony. Now it was empty and all at our disposal. And that's why it seemed even wider. "

&me "They're all there ... And we won't even dance in a one single evening? In the last one?"

&show angel smile

&ss "It seems like that."

&me "Won't you feel bad about that?"

&ss "I can handle it"

&me "To be honest, I am fed of this."

&show angel surprise

&ss "You are fed?"

&show angel unsure

&extend " Hmm, I don't mind."

&me "Dreams ... Hopes."

&show angel normal

&me "You know, I did not expect your friendship, I did not dream about it."

&show angel surprise

&extend "I just counted on it! {w} I was sure!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&show angel sad with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&window show&

&ss "And you got it. But you did not behave like a friend, so enough about that."

&show angel surprise&

&me "How is it \" enough \"? I am your friend! The best one! The only one!"

&show angel angry

&ss "You're very wrong. I have such a person - it's not you, and you have nothing in common with him."

&me "It's not true. Why do you do this to me? {w} Why ?!"

&ss "Why should it be different? I thought everything was clear long ago."

&me "I do not know ... I definitely did not deserve such words."

&ss "You just can not leave me alone. You are too used to the fact that everyone owe you. "

&me "...I will leave you alone."&

&ss "For sure. I don't think we'll ever meet again."

&show angel sad

&extend "And you made it like that yourself..."

&me "I wish you only good. Much good. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&show angel shy close

&with dspr

&"Samantha suddenly caught and closed my hand in her."

&stop music fadeout 2

&ss "I know, I know... And my heart aches for you. But we have no choice. Do you understand? .."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')&

&play ss_sfx The_Playground_bang&

&ss "...do you, Ely?"

&window hide

&show angel sad close

&with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)&

&window show&

& me "H-how has you call me?"

&show angel surprise close

&with dspr&

&ss "...Ely?"

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=4, channel='ss_sfx')&

&"Samantha was only slightly surprised, but with me it was different: I even grabbed my nose - to check if I still have a mask on me."

&show angel sad close&

&ss "Everyone calls you that ... I thought you did not mind."

&window hide&

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&me "But I'm not Ely... I'm Semyon, your Semyon ..."

&window hide

&show angel shocked close

&with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&window show

&ss "What? .." &&

& "Samantha's face was instantly gray with horror. And I was afraid of my words-I should have softened them, keep them for a minute. But could I?"

& "She should have known. And she should have rejoiced, both of us. But for some reason it was different."

&show angel angry close

&with dspr&

&ss "... How did you find out about him?"

& me "But it's me! And I have no idea how I've got here!"

&show angel rage close

&ss "You ... A sick, naughty boy! Do not you dare touch him!"

&me "No, no... What a perverse masquerade ..."

&ss "Shut up! Get out!"

&me "I'm your interpreter! I saved you from the snake, remember? I was your Romeo!"

&hide angel

&show angel shocked2 at center

&with dspr&

&"She backed away from me, putting her hand forward, as if defending herself from something."

&ss "It's some kind of dream ... Ii's impossible ... {w} Even for you with your almighty dad."

&me "Sammy!"

&hide angel with dspr

&"I could not resist and embraced her, even kissed her cheek, but Samantha stood still. I already felt that we had spectators, and they were growing on the balcony. I had to take a step back. "

&stop ss_sfx fadeout 3

&show angel shocked close with dspr&

& th "Why does not she believe me? How can she not see? I am a Semyon ... I've never had to proof this fact yet ..."

&show angel stunned close&

&play music The_Executioner

& ss "Now... it's clear."

&me "Yes!"

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=4, channel='ss_sfx')&

&ss "He betrayed me."

&me "Who?!"

& ss "He received my letters, in which I foolishly mentioned you, and ... and decided ... to get rid of me?"

& ss "{i} Present {/ i}? .. {w} {i} Give {/ i} me to you!"

&me "No!"

&show angel shocked close&

&ss "Yes! Sam wrote to you, he told you everything about us. It's the only way you could find out."

&me "What a nonsense?!"

&ss "Whose idea was it? To use it like that?"

&me "Listen!"

&ss "Your idea? Have you decided it's your last chance?"

&me "But I'm a Semyon! You have to believe me, it's you! It's {i} you and me {/ i}!"

&hide angel with dspr

& "Samantha suddenly stepped on the railing to the everyone's horror."

&window hide

&scene bg big_balcony_sam with dissolve

&window show

& "Quickly moving, she held from the outside - above the abyss in two dozen floors. Her hair and dress were fluttered by the wind, and her face was drowned in tears. "

&ss "Stay there!"

&me "Goo god! Samantha! You can not do this!"

&ss "That is you who can not! But I'm not a thing! Not a toy!"

&me "Come back! I'll prove it!"

&ss "You're the smartest, but I'm not that stupid."

&me "Test me! Ask what you want!"

&ss "Tell..."

&me "Yes! Whatever you want!"

&

&$ persistent.ssg_92 = True

&

& "She looked down, and then at me - with an expression of extreme horror."

&ss "Tell Sam, that I..."

& me "Don't even think!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&menu:

&&" Persuade":

&&&$ ss_paperplain = True

&&&jump ss_dreamendrec

&&"Act":

&&&$ ss_paperplain = False&&

&&&jump ss_dreamenddo

&&&

label ss_dreamenddo:&

& "I've already got my muscles strained, being ready to rush to her, but I could not do this. I saw that such a step would be a fatal moment, it could be read in her eyes. There was something else to be done. "

&ss "Tell Sam ... that I still love him."

&stop music fadeout 3&

& "She lowered her head and almost moved off the ledge. The decision was made in a moment. "

&play ss_mus Skeletron_Last_Stand fadein 5&

&th "I will prove it."

&scene bg big_balcony_sam3 with dspr

&

&$ persistent.ssg_133 = True

&&&

& th "Call the reporters, today asphalt will receive its bloody tribute. {w} But the fallen will occur to be the Demon, not the Angel."

&window hide&

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&play sound sfx_wind_gust

&scene bg ss_city_below:

&&xalign 1.0&&

&&ypos 0.0&

&&ease 0.1ypos 0.025

&&ease 0.1ypos -0.025

&&ease 0.1ypos 0.0125

&&ease 0.1ypos -0.0125

&&ease 0.1ypos 0.00625

&&ease 0.1ypos -0.00625

&&ease 0.1ypos 0.003125

&&ease 0.1ypos -0.003125&

& "In one jump I crossed the fence, and the whole city rushed to me at once. So big and deep."

&th "Maybe I should have thought better."

& "Having managed to turn around, I saw for a moment her frozen face."

&th "She will stay. So it worth it."

&th "I will always remember this face. There is no horror in it so far - he just let go for a second. Now there's only an astonishment. It's simple, childish. "

&th "Confusion. She would have asked \"why?\". If she could."

&th "She'll have to break her head over it. All them will have to."

&th "{i} And if everyone will jump to the window, you will follow too? {/ i}" &

&th "Yes, me too. But you - not."&

&"Her face disappears."

&stop ss_mus fadeout 5&

&scene bg ss_city_below_dark with dissolve2&

&"It's getting dark all around. Almost nothing to disassemble. Only from above, like an asterisk flashed. "

& "The falling Sammy's pendant. {W} Such a shame, she lost it."

&play music Excelsior fadein 5

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&scene bg ss_city_below_darker with dissolve2

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show

"It was high time to fell down somewhere at last. But instead of meeting with the pavement, I was hanging in some kind of emptiness."

& "Bizarre thoughts crept into my head."

&th "Such a pity that my costume is so inconspicuous... They even won't identify me as a vampire without a cloak... I would better be fallen astronaut ... Or Batman." &

&th "Whatever. The costume is a little thing." The important thing is that in the main, I succeeded. "

&th "At last I saved you, Samantha. Nice work, eh?

&th "... What would I do next? {w} Oh yes. I'm about to die."

&th "It's a little insulting. But only a little. Because it would not work out otherwise, right?"

&th "Let even both of us be saved. And then? {w} Me and you... Your life is my duty. It's embarrassing. "

&th "No, I did my job and have to leave. Everything as the classic bequeathed. And this is the most correct alignment."

&th "To save her.This was a very important matter. {w} And the fact that the price of that is my life ..."

&th "Is it really bad to die in the name of something, what's it worth? According to half of the ancient teachings - this is the best thing you can wish for."

&th "And if the goal of life is to find your death in its best form, then I succeeded." &

&stop music fadeout 4

&th "A table with a clean cloth is waiting for me in Valhalla."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&scene black with dissolve2&

&jump ss_forestend&

&

newline

newline

label ss_dreamendrec:&

&me "Wait, give me a second!"

& "Samantha raised her reddened eyes to me, it was that very second." I had to concentrate and urgently come up with something. "&

&me "I remember every single one of your letters! And just received one! {w} Now ... You were invited to record a song!"

&ss "Nobody invited..."

&me "In a december! Remember!"

& "Those who stood by looked at each other."

&th "Ah, dammit. It's not even winter now... Am I prophesysing the future?"

& "I bit my tongue and gave myself a mental slap in. Of all the countless facts known only to me and Samantha, I chose the most nonsense."

&"It was a step back in the negotiations, but at least not from the cornice. Such stupidity could even win a little time, but it needed something else. "

&me "It seems ... the song has not happened yet, but ..." &

& "Someone behind me tryed to push me to the side, but I nudged with my elbow." &

&me "Recognize me! Please!" &

&"Sam shook her head and looked down again.I was feverish, some force drove forward - there, just grab her as soon as possible."

"You can't! It's wrong! I ... will be very offended!"

&ss "Stop it..."

&me "You have to recognize me! Without proofs! Just recognize!"

& "It was harder and harder to keep the remnants of composure, to choose right words."

&me "You... You promised! In our last day!"

&ss "In our what ... {w} What?"

&"That was it. A spark in a dim consciousness. And only a sob as a note of hope." &

&stop music fadeout 5

&"It was too early to rejoice, but I allowed myself to breathe out a little."

&th "Calm down. She heard me, it'll all work out.. A few more words, and I'll return her."

&me "Our farewell at the gate."

&me "You promised to know me when we meet."

&me "I did not know what I was talking about then... And I did not realize that it would be like that."

&me "But you remember."&

&window hide&

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&play ss_sfx Watching_The_Stars_calm fadein 8

&queue ss_sfx Watching_The_Stars_act&

&show hug_flashback with dissolve2

&$ renpy.pause (1.2)

&window show

&me "I know that you remember, because I will never forget it myself."

& "Still in a terrible confusion, Samantha stared at me fixedly, but with a very different look." &

& "Now there was pity in her eyes, and as if pleading. She wanted to believe me. And she believed."

&hide hug_flashback

&scene bg big_balcony_sam2

&with dspr

& "She was with me again. I held out my hand to her. {W} Almost calm, she reached out to me. "&

& "But at the last moment stopped. And pulled away. "&

&me "Sammy?!"

&"She just shook her head, biting her lip. The chill went down my back again. "

&"At least I saw that she's still here, with me. And we're talking."

& "I took a step forward." &

& "Samantha whispered, that only I could hear:"

&ss "Let's do it together."

&me "What are you?!.."

&ss "We will escape here. Otherwise they'll separate us."

&me "It does not matter, let it! Get out of there!"

&ss "Trust me. {w} Look."

& "She was pointing somewhere down, under the balcony."

&scene bg big_balcony_sam2 at Zoom((1920, 1080), (0, 0, 1920, 1080), (0, 228, 1515, 852), 1.0)

& "After taking two steps forward, I looked out of the railing cautiously."

& "Now it became clear: the floor beneath us stood out, the balconies were cascading here. But still the gap was dangerously small."

&scene bg big_balcony_sam2 at Zoom((1920, 1080), (0, 228, 1515, 852), (0, 0, 1920, 1080), 0.5)

&me "Why should we do this? Just get out, and that's it!"

&ss "No, we'll escape! We just need to jump ..."

&me "Do you want to kill yourself? {w} You're already killing me! Why?"

&ss "I can not do this... Imagine, they'll pull me out? Such a scandal..."

&me "They'll mess things up and forget! Why do you care about them? Do they worth such a risk?"

&ss "But my parents... Mom won't understand ..."

&me "She will! {w} Everything will be fine, we will manage!"

&stop ss_sfx fadeout 3&

&ss "No. We need to somehow get out."

&me "It's too dangerous!"

&ss "Help me. Or I'm going alone."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='music')&

&play music Skeletron_Last_Stand fadein 8&

& "Samantha has already crouched, starting to translate her threat into reality. The audience gasped. "

&window hide

&scene bg new_york_illumination with fade

& "And then even stronger, when I climbed over the railing."

&show angel smile close:

&&pos (900,220)

&ss "Now I see that this is the real you."

&me:"Stand back, everyone! Or we will jump because of you! Do not take the sin upon your souls!"

&show angel normal close:

&&pos (900,220)

& "The ring of spectators moved back half a step, but it was clear that many were already prepared to catch us. I lowered my voice again to a whisper. "

&me "I'll jump off first and catch you. {w = .7} I really hope ... {w} And if I fall, you stay here! Promise!"

&show angel surprise close:

&&pos (900,220)&

&ss "Yes! Yes! I will! But it will work out!"

&me "If not ... Well, it's not even my body ... You have nothing to worry about."

&th "But it won't finish good for this Eli..." &

&ss "Do not think about it! Let's go!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&hide angel with dspr

&window show

& "Amazed to myself, I grabbed the railing at their very base, lowered my legs and hung over the abyss."

&"It was too scary to let go, but there was no other choices: under the balcony was an empty space where the legs could not find support, and hands was not enough to pull back."

&stop music fadeout 7

&"Seeing my confusion, Samantha hurried to the rescue, exposing herself to much greater danger. I could hang for a long time, but now I had to decide something quickly."

&window hide

&play ss_sfx Glamdring fadein 2

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&me "Run, you fools"

&window hide

&if persistent.ss_widget == "on":

&&python:

&&&config.overlay_functions.remove(editoverlay__samantha)

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'day'

&$ day_time()&&&

&scene black with slideup

&$ renpy.pause (4)

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.6, delay=0, channel='music')&

&play music Tequila_sunrise&

&play ss_sfx sfx_body_bump

&if persistent.ss_widget == "on":

&&python:&

&&&config.overlay_functions.append(editoverlay__samantha)&

&scene bg big_balcony:

&&xalign 1.0&&

&&ypos 0.0&

&&ease 0.1ypos 0.025

&&ease 0.1ypos -0.025

&&ease 0.1ypos 0.0125

&&ease 0.1ypos -0.0125

&&ease 0.1ypos 0.00625

&&ease 0.1ypos -0.00625

&&ease 0.1ypos 0.003125

&&ease 0.1ypos -0.003125

&window show&&

& "After flying a couple of meters down, I landed in a huge flower pot."

&"Such a landing could be considered successful. I got up and looked around. "

& "From here my lower balcony seemed not as a tiny strip, but a whole airfield which was impossible to miss."

& "I put my foot in the railing and prepared to catch the divine parcel from above."

&me "All right! I'm ready!"

& "Samantha screamed, apparently someone was trying to stop her. My heart contracted in my chest, but I could not look out and see what was happening-then she could fall on my head. I stood firmly on the spot.

&"The struggle at the top was won. I unhesitatingly decided that in a moment we would be together again - here or below, on the pavement."

&"Everything happened in half a second. She fell much farther from the wall than it came out of me."

& "I saw that it was necessary to catch her beyond the railing, although it seemed almost impossible."

&play sound sfx_alisa_falls&

& "Having caught the angel in my hands, I staggered, I swung forward and painfully hit the railing, but still I resisted. And calmly transferred the precious burden to the balcony." with vpunch

&window hide

&scene bg short_balcony

&show angel surprise2 close

&with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_23 = True&

&

&ss "Oh wow..."

&show angel surprise close

&extend "Thank you!"

&me "We do not do this anymore! Never!"

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.4, delay=5, channel='music')&

&show angel smile close&

&ss "Well done!"

&me "That guy did it, not me. An athlete, you say?"

&ss "Eli?.. Well, thanks to him too..." &

&me "Now it's clear what you liked in him."

&show angel serious close&

&ss "What are you talking about ?!"

&show angel surprise close&

&extend "Enough of this. We have to wind down or they will come here now!"

&me "These people from above? Well, let's run ..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide angel with dspr

&window show

& "Samantha rushed to the balcony door leading into the dark room, pulled the handle in every possible way."

&play ss_sfx sfx_campus_door_rattle&

&extend "To no avail."

&ss "...It's locked."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')&

&play ss_sfx sfx_slam_door_campus

& "She knocked on the door in the hearts that it even quivered. I clung to the door glass, but there was almost nothing to see inside."

&me "Some penthouse ... Well at least it's empty."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')&

&show angel unsure close with dspr&

&ss "How can we open it?"

&me "Only if to break the glass..."

&stop music fadeout 6&

&show angel normal close&

&ss "... Do you think so?"

&me "No! I will not drag you into this."

&ss "Is it better to stay here?"

& me "We should not have to jump! {w} To be honest, we should not have climbed on the railing too."

&show angel sad close&

&ss "I'm sorry ... But can you imagine how you made me ..."

&me "You can not do this. In any case."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='music')

&ss "I know, but..."

&show angel shocked close&

&extend "Everything inside me turned upside down then."

& "I ran my hand over her shoulder, brushing a speck of dust. Samantha smiled confusedly. "

&show angel smile close&

&ss "You have the right to be angry."

&me "Be angry at you? Impossible."

&show angel unsure close&

&play ss_mus2 m_portrait fadein 2

&ss "Then again, I'm sorry. It's so strange ... You're him ... "

&me "Come on..."

&window hide

&show angel normal close

&show ball_mask

&with dspr

&window show

&"I lowered the mask, which sat like a peak on my head all this time."

& me "Is it better now?"

&show angel smile close&

&ss "Yes. Much better."

& me "And warmer. {w} But you're freezing again ..."

&window hide

&scene bg short_balcony_kiss

&show ball_mask

&with dissolve

&window show

& "She suddenly took a step forward, rose on tiptoe and kissed me. But only in the mask, in her plastic grin."

& "In fact, nothing happened, a little fake kiss, but the effect was the most real."

& "The pendulum of my heart twiced the speed, as if accelerated by a blacksmith's hammer, not by the most tender lips, which I did not even touch."

& "\" It's just her gratitude\", - I told myself, and quite believed. But the pendulum still did not slow down."

&th "To be precise, it's not even my heart ... Is this the case? {w} Oh, what a scoundrel..."

&th "Am I jealous... to my body for rent? {w} Or is the heart still mine?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&scene bg short_balcony&

&show ball_mask

&show angel normal close

&with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_23 = True

&

&window show&

&"Fortunately, Samantha did not see my confusion. Now she stood with a sad smile, trying to make out something in my almost invisible eyes. "

&show angel sad close

&ss "It's strange, right?"

&me "... When wasn't it?"

& "I adjusted my happy mask a little."

&me "I did not know you like vampires so much."

&ss "Let the vampire be. On any your face I agree, only not {i} his {/ i}."

&me "Ok ... And where's your mask?"

&show angel unsure close&

&ss "I left it somewhere upstairs... Why?

&me "You would not have been recognized in it. At least it would make sense to run away."

&show angel smile close&

&ss "It still makes sense. And why are you agitating for the mask now?"

&show angel normal close&

&ss "I'm prettier in it? {w} I don't look like the queen anymore?"

&me "I'll see you through any mask. Think, that I do not even notice it."

&show angel unsure close&

&ss "I'm not asking for a compliment ... Just ... Who will tell me the truth, if not you?"

&show angel serious close&

&ss "I look better in a mask, don't I?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&me "In a way."

&show angel surprise close

&me "There was such mystery in you ..."

&me "And without a mask, you are..."

&show angel shocked close&

&ss "Well?!"

&me "...just too beautiful today."

&window hide

&show angel shy close with dissolve

&window show&

& "Joking off did not work out - my words sounded much more serious then I expected."

&hide angel with dspr

&$ persistent.ssg_92 = True&

& "Samantha leaned forward, put her head on my shoulder and sobbed. I hugged her cautiously. "

&ss "Sam, my Sam ... {w} Why are we always trapped in some way?"

&ss "Not in one trap, so in the other ... It's not fair."

&me "Someday everything will be fine."

&ss "Someday ... {w} But not today?"

&me "It's unlikely that I'll be here for long ... {w} I mean... it's not about you ... You'll settle in. On your own."

&ss "Come on. How is it "on my own"?"

&me "...But you are already fine. Judging by the letters - you are quite happy. Am I right?"

&ss "Am I happy? Sometimes, probably... or so it seemed. {w} And now I see that I was not."

&me "Silly thoughts... They will pass. You're fine."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show angel sad close with dspr

&window show

&ss "It would be so good if you suddenly stayed. It would be bizarre, of course... But still you are here."

&show angel normal close

&ss "...Not for long, you say?"

&me "Yes, it seems to me that this time everything is not so thorough. It's just a cup of tea instead of the bus..." &

&th "It's better to be silent about weed. I shouldn't provoke her to experimenting."

&ss "Have you had a cup of tea, and that's it?" And what happened then? "

&me "Hmm ... I fell asleep? I do not remember. {w} If so, I'll wake up soon."&

&show angel sad close

&ss "And it will all end."

&me "It seems like that. It means that time is up to the morning ... Or less."

&ss "So little..."

&show angel shocked close&

&ss "But yet you will return?"

&me "If there would be a chance ..."

&show angel surprise close&

&ss "If not, I'll come back to you myself! I promise!"

&stop ss_mus2 fadeout 9&

&me "You better think of yourself. At least for now. If I disappear, then what are you?.."

&show angel sad close&

&ss "And where will I go? I'll stay here ... Without you ..." &

&show angel surprise close

&ss "With {i} him {/ i} ?!"

&me "That's it. We need to save you from here."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=0, channel='music')&

&play music Tequila_sunrise fadein 3

&extend "Let's get out?" &

&show angel normal close&

&ss "But how?"

&me "Can we try the same way? Let's have a look..."

&show angel unsure close

&me "Look, the balcony below ours has a ledge too. Perhaps we will have more luck there?"

&show angel smile close&

&ss "Well, of course! Let's try it." &

&me "But it's still terribly dangerous. You nearly died. "

&show angel surprise close&

&ss "Because of that fool! Some marshmallow sailor was dragging me to the balcony, but now everything will be fine!"

&show angel normal close&

&me "Okay, there's no particular choice... Let's do it. The main thing is not to be afraid."

&ss "I'm not afraid at all, I know you save me. {w} Well, are you first?"

&me "How can I save you otherwise?"

&show angel smile2 close with dspr

& "My wily girlfriend just broke her hands, smiling. I jumped over the fence and confidently stood on the ledge. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&scene bg new_york_illumination

&show ball_mask

&with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&window show

&"After the last success, I felt almost like an experienced climber. At least more skillful than those who walk on Everest, being spoon-fed by guides."

& "My plan was to go down in the old way, that's just the mask seriously obstructed me a view. Holding one hand over the railing, with the second I pushed the vampire mask up."

&hide ball_mask with dspr

& "But I overdid with that - the rubber slid on the chin, and the mask flew off my head."

& "Reflexively trying to grab her, I lost balance, could not resist on the eaves and flew upside down." &

&window hide

&play sound sfx_wind_gust

&scene bg new_york_illumination_rev with dspr

& "The balcony of the lower floor flashed half a meter from me. The cascade ended with it - below it was a sheer wall."

& "I thought that I was very lucky with this, otherwise I would be smashed to pieces on the next ledge."

& "I flew past the dark windows, as well as past the bright ones - friendly and full home comfort. I saw people in them. For a moment I invaded other people's lives and for some reason smiled at these fleeting pictures. "

& "The last thing I saw was a paper airplane - not soaring, as it should be, but for some reason falling vertically. I smiled at him too. "

&stop music fadeout 5

& "And to such an absurd end." &

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1.0)

&scene black with dissolve2&

&jump ss_forestend

&

label killthebear:

newline

& "Trying to fight the desire to turn away or shut my eyes, I pulled the trigger."

&window hide

&play sound ss_rifle_shot

&scene white with flash

&play music Underneath fadein 5

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'day'

&$ day_time()&

&scene bg ss_bear_nobear with dissolve2

&

&show ss_snow&

& "The bear opened its mouth for the last time, but it looked like it forgotten, why. His eyes became clouded, a sort of glaze came over his eyes in seconds. "

&"The carcass subsided feebly. I turned away. "

& "The tortures of the animal was over, but mine may had just begun. A large lump rolled up my throat. "

&"I had to leave right away, but I hesitated, and now it was too late. Somewhere on top the branches broke - it was a girl who had heard the shot. "

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.01, delay=3, channel='sound')

&play sound sfx_hiding_in_bush

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&show owl scared hands at fright with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

& "She looked from me to it, not believing her eyes."

&window hide

&hide owl with dspr

&show owl cry hands:

&&pos (850,220)

&with dspr

& "And rushed to him, bursting into tears. My eyes also began to water and itch. There was another burning sensation - somewhere in the oven - from a burning desire to cross my heart and hope to die."

& "She caressed and called him. Hugged and whispered something in his ear, drowning in luxurious fur."

&"I stood and watched. It was a hard sight, but I could not turn away. And did not move at all, afraid to sigh once more, only not to disturb {i} them."

& "Justify myself, calm her down, ask for forgiveness? Now I would not have dared any more. I did not even have the slightest right to attention to himself. "

& "I had to leave. Leave the crime scene. And leave them alone."

& "But I did not get such an indulgence as disappearing imperceptibly. As soon as I backed up, the girl turned around. "

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='sound')

&show owl rage hands:

&&pos (850,220)

&with dspr

& "She did not say anything."

&play sound sfx_boat_impact

&"Instead, she threw a bundle that fell about half a meter from me. I sat down and unfolded the cloth: inside there were tongs, quite similar to surgical ones. "

&show owl cry:

&&pos (850,220)

&"I looked up at the girl, her right hand was on her wrist in blood, and she lifted her to the light, holding something small with her two fingers."

&show owl upset:

&&pos (850,220)

& "The thing flashed in the sun, and I recognized it as a bullet. It was the first one, and she took it out with her hands. {W} Now she threw it in me."

&show owl cry:

&&pos (850,220)

& "And bursted with tears again."

&play ambience ss_snowwalk fadein 2

"I did not have the strength to look at it. I turned away and walked away. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&scene bg ss_winterf2

&show ss_snow

&with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&stop ambience fadeout 7

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.2, delay=0, channel='ambience')&

&play ambience ss_snowstorm fadein 6

&"I did not know the way home, but it was too early for me to go there. It was necessary to find the dog at first. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'day'

&$ day_time()

&scene bg ss_winterf4 with dissolve

&show heavy_snow

& "Walking along the bloody tracks, I returned to the bear's glade."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.3, delay=3, channel='ambience')

& "The dog was in place. The tree was already scratched by its claws - it tried to free itself, but without me it would not work out."

&"The dog was as glad to see a human as husky are supposed to be. But now it was a very weak consolation."

&me "Take us home, Nerka."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&scene bg ss_winterf1 with dissolve

&show heavy_snow

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=5, channel='ambience')

& "I had to admit that my hunt ended in the most lousy way. I'd love to forget that day, but I had a feeling that I would remember it for a long time."

& "I'd like to call an ambulance for my soul. To drink medicines... or not medicines. I would try even folk remedies to lose yourself, but there was nothing like that in my camp. "

&"Nothing and nobody. There was even no one to talk to, no one to ease the conscience. The dog can listen, but was hardly able to understand and condole, or at least to scold. "

"And yet I had someone to confess. It will take time, but every word will be caught and understood."

&stop music fadeout 3&

&stop ambience fadeout 2

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&scene bg ss_wintersquare with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&$ set_mode_nvl()

&window hide

&play music m_portrait fadein 5

&"It was only half the battle to get the paper out of it - it was necessary to send the letter somehow, and the postman did not visit me often."

& "To get an answer, I had to go to the post office myself. I left the next morning, and I got to the village already in the dark, exhausted even in good weather. "

"The old man fed me dinner, listened to everything, did not believe anything, offered to stay for a week. I stayed only for a day so that the old man did not run to guard me instead of me. "

& "Coming back without a hitch, I threw back two pages of a month on the calendar firstly and put a fat cross in the center - this day it will be possible to begin to wait for an answer. The cross hit the middle of spring. "

&nvl clear

"Another day I rested after the road, and the next day I went to the forest and wandered around until the evening. So I did the next day and the third. "

& "I've already walked a lot in the woods this winter, selflessly chasing the bear. But I did not even think that after I had finished with the enemy I would double my wandering in the forest."

& "Every morning I stubbornly climbed into the thicket, dragging the poor dog behind me. I did not immediately admit to myself that we were looking for that particular girl. "

& "I did not even really know why we were looking for her and what I would tell her. The plan changed from a campaign to a campaign. But the result did not change, or its absence to be precise. "

&"We did not meet any traces of the girl or her house, where she could run for the pincers. But I did not really want to find the bear. "

&nvl clear

&"Days and weeks passed, but I did not manage to get distracted. I was tormented by heavy pictures in a dreams and heavy thoughts in reality. "

& "The search continued. The cross on the calendar was approaching."

&stop music fadeout 4

&$ set_mode_adv()&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)&

&scene black with fade2

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_day fadein 2

&scene bg ss_countryhouse_y2night

&show ss_countryhouse_y2night_nogs

&with fade2&

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ambience')

&play sound leaf

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&$ set_mode_nvl()

&window show

&nvl clear

&play music I_Am_and_We_Are fadein 2

& "Hello, Sam."

& "It turned out very badly, yes. But please, do not be depressed like that! Everything could be much worse. You can imagine it yourself."

& "And I asked you not to go to the forest, it's too bad you did not listen to me." Now we'll be even. But later about this. "

& "You committed an act, but good or bad - we really do not know."

& "Perhaps you saved someone's life ... But you's taken away one. It's hard on the soul now of course."

&nvl clear&

& "But there are people somewhere that take life - from an animal, or even a person - without thinking at all. And there can be quite a few such people."

& "But you and I are not like that. You would not have done so without the most extreme need. So it was necessary. "

& "I can not approve of this, but I am completely with you. Know that. You know, don't you?"...

&"And I myself would have acted differently, and you know this too: firstly, I'm just a coward. Then... {w} If we do not show mercy, then who will? "

"And there is enough cruelty in the world even without us."

&nvl clear

& "That's whi I don't like TV. In any news: evil and cruelty are everywhere. Is it strange, yes? After all, nobody really wants evil in his life? "

&"They do not want it, but it does exist. And everyone copes with it in their own way. Somebody has patience, another is fighting. And then cruelty goes to a new circle. "

& "Is not all cruelty in the world from this endless struggle? {W} On the other hand, I myself justified you. Sometimes it's impossible not to fight sometimes"

&stop music fadeout 6&

& "Endure or fight ... I really do not know which way is right. Is there a right way at all? "

&nvl clear

&" Okay, Sam. It was a black streak, but on this it will end, I'm sure. We just take it and turn it off ourselves. And we'll turn on something else. "

&stop music

&play sound sfx_click_1

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.6, delay=0, channel='music')&

&play music On_Tuesday fadein 1

& "Let me tell you something. Something more cheerful. "

& "Now we are finishing the shoot, and in June our TV-show is on a tour of Mexico. Almost everyone goes, including me."

& "Yes, Mexico. Are you surprised? I was also surprised."

& "It turned out that we are very popular there. I'll stay there for a month, in the order of the holidays. It should be fun, but if not, it's not that bad anyway. {W} Do you know why?"

& "Because of what will happen later! And this is the main thing!"

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=3, channel='music')&

& "I'm coming to you!" &

& "Yes, yes! However, it will be in August... on the other hand it's for sure!"

&nvl clear

& "I even called up Olga Dmitrievna (it was not easy.) I can not say that she was very happy, but they will arrange everything."

& "When I come to you, I will have to perform in a couple of places at first - this is my cover. But then I'll rush into "Sovyonok. "

& "And we will be together again."

& "You can protest as much as you want, but I have to see you. So wait, that's soon."

& "That's all, the main news are reported. I'll write something else in the week. Bye!"

&"Your Samantha."

&"P.S. Two years have already passed? Unbelievable."

&window hide

&$ set_mode_adv()

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&show gustav normal with dissolve

&window show

&gust "You know what to do."

&me "Rejoice?"

&gust "Stop her."

&me "No."

&window show

&gust "Yes. And do not be shy in expressions."

&me "Forbid to come to Samantha? And it's you who says this?"

&gust "She can not do this."

&me "She can not do many things! New York, Mexico ... Isn't all this dangerous? "

&gust "It's all dangerous. Is it an excuse to risk it once more?"

&me "I did not ask for it. I was dissuading."

&gust "Not enough."

&me "Enough. Enough of being paranoid."

&gust "When did it become a paranoia?"

&me "I'm already poisoning her life with my horror stories ... I'm writing only about misfortunes. And that's not all."

&gust "She can not be here, and it's not just about flights. We know it both ."

&me "... Let her come."

&show gustav upset

& gust "You're crazy. Look, {i} how {/ i} she writes to you."

&me "As usual ..."

&gust "No way. She will only be fifteen. A month later. "

&me "This is generally a stupid topic and I do not want to listen. {w} There's nothing and nothing can be done."

&gust "Tell this to others."

&me "Just she is right girl... And everything will be {i} right {/ i}."

&gust "And still everything will be?"

&me "... It won't be! And what will happen, will be right. Always, in any way! {w} Because it's us."

&gust "You? You and she? There will be nothing right. Initially it could not be. "

&me "It's good that it's not you who decide."

&gust "If you love her - forbid her to come. {w} If you don't love - all the more forbid."

&window hide

&stop music fadeout 2&

&$ renpy.pause (2.0)

&play sound sfx_click_1

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=0, channel='music')

&play music Total_Eclipse_of_the_Heart fadein 1

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&me "... I can't. I just can't."

&me "I'm exhausted... Everything... especially these nightmares. Almost every day."

&me "I used to sleep half a day and dream only good things, but now I sleep for three hours only not to see {i} them {/ i}."

& me "Yesterday I dreamed that my hands are elbows in the blood, and I rubbed and rubbed, but can not wash it off..."

&me "That bear, that girl ... I do not even know her name. They will never give me peace."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.6, delay=3, channel='music')

&me "I need help. I need something good to forget about them."

&me "And you propose to give up Sammy. I have nothing else."

&me "I can not live any farther without her. {w} Otherwise, I will reach the end of my rope."

&gust "You don't need a rope. You need the bus."

& me "The bus? Now? {w} And what about these two years? What were they for?"

&gust "They just were. What's {i}everything{/i} for? Come one."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=3, channel='music')

&me "Be sure I will. Once. But I have to see her firstly."

&me "Speak to her... Hear something good... Hug."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.8, delay=3, channel='music')

&me "We con even not hug. We can keep silence. Just see her. At least once."

&me "Even let her curse me, let her drive me away! Anything!" &

&me "I agree to everything, but I need her here."

&me "And let it be."

&window hide

&stop music fadeout 5&

&$ renpy.pause(2)

&scene black with fade2

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'day'

&$ day_time()

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_day

&scene bg day_sam_empty with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show&

&"This day began like all the rest. When I woke up, I lay in bed for another hour and a half, making up names for the flies circling above the plates. "

& "I had absolutely no reasons to get up. The last peculiar hobby - forest walks - I abandoned with the advent of spring. "

& "It can be said that the hopes of something to change melted along with the snow. When the forest lost its winter appearance, I realized that I could not turn it back in. I could not return to that day, could not see that girl either."

&"Perhaps, I did not really want this meeting now. And I did not want much in general."

& "So today, I was kicked out of bed only by the needs of the body."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 1

&scene bg ext_houses_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

& "Hurrying to the washbasins, I caught a glimpse of movement from the side of the square from the corner of my eye."

&play music Lou_Inspired

&th "The human being!"

& "A chill ran down my back, I felt like Robinson Crusoe, who found other people's traces for the first time. Namely, I regretted that I did not take my gun with me."

&th "No, not even a human! More like a pioneer being!"

&th "But how? And there's another one! And more!"

&th "What's going on? Is it a first group of pioneers has arrived? Why has not they warned me? "

&"Ignoring the passing pioneers and their surprised looks, I ran straight to the gates of the camp."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(0.5)

&play ambience ambience_camp_entrance_day fadein 2

&scene bg ext_bus with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause(0.5)

&th "That's it... The bus... I missed it."

&stop music fadeout 4&

&th "Whatever, this is not the most welcome bus in my life. Not that one yet. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(0.8)

&show mt normal panama pioneer far at center with dspr

&$ renpy.pause(0.3)

&show mt normal panama pioneer at center with dspr

&window show

&me "Hello!"

&mt "Well, hello, watchman. Did you get my letter?" &

& "Her cold tone immediately adjusted to an unkind mood."

&me "... What letter?"

&play music ss_help fadein 7&

&mt "No? I knew I should send a telegram. "

&me "Is something wrong?"

&mt "Hmm..."

&me "Something with Samantha ?! {w} Won't she come?!"

&mt "Nothing happened, in fact. She will come."

&me "Great!"

&mt "Yeah... But now you're going home."

&me "... How is this? She is going here, and I'm going from here?"

&mt "Exactly."

&me "But what kind of nonsense is this? After all we... I must... with her ..."

&mt "No, you must not."

&me "... Why do you tell {b} me {/ b} all this? She coordinated with you, right?"

&show mt sad panama pioneer at center

&mt "It's true, she called me." &

&me "So why didn't you refused? Did not you have enough courage? Is it easier to drive me out?"

&show mt surprise panama pioneer at center

&mt "Well, you are a daring guy."

&me "Am I right?"

&show mt normal panama pioneer at center

&mt "If you want. {w} No... well, you're right. I could not refuse her. And I could not discuss about you on a intercity..." &&

&mt "Ot what? Intercontinental communication... {w}With an interpreter.

&mt "You better be thankful that I stay silent about you. Not a word to the authorities. To nobody."

&me "I do not see how I benefited from this situation. I'm being expelled... "

&mt "To be honest, I talked to one little man ..."

&me "With what?"

&mt "With a reliable one. He advised to take you somewhere for a while."

&me "Take me somewhere for a while? Like last year's Christmas tree from the balcony? {w} And for a while - this is for August?"

&mt "... Yes. And then bring you back."

&me "How generous. You better tell me, do not you feel ashamed of Samantha?"

&mt "За что же?"

&me "Она со мной повидаться едет!"

&mt "Только ради этого? {w}И молчишь? А ты всё нахальнее."

&me "Вы и так знаете, что ради этого."

&show mt smile panama pioneer at center

&mt "Ладно, ты прав. Я в курсе ваших дел."

&me "Нет там дел никаких. На которые вы намекаете."

&show mt normal panama pioneer at center

&mt "Как скажешь. {w}Ну да, нехорошо получается. Она к тебе - а тебя нет. Но у тебя есть время отговорить её."

&me "Я не стану. И не уеду!"

&mt "Не капризничай. Куда ты денешься?"

&me "Да в деревню вон. Это нейтральная территория."

&mt "Этого не будет. Ты сегодня уезжаешь в город, и точка."

&me "Насильно?"

&mt "Это сам думай. С нами милиционер вон приехал. Не по твоему делу, но поспособствует, если придется."

&me "Какое у вас право?"

&mt "Такое. Ты вот документы себе сладил? Нет? Тогда будь добр в райцентр. До выяснения, как говорится."

&me "Всё равно мы с ней встретимся. Вам это не сорвать!"

&mt "Тогда лови её в аэропорту. Но не в моём лагере. {w}Ты собрал вещи?"

&me "Какие? С какой бы стати?"

&show mt sad panama pioneer at center&&

&mt "Ах, письмо же не дошло..."

&show mt normal panama pioneer at center

&extend " Так вот, ты отбываешь на этом автобусе. То есть прямо сейчас."

&me "Фашисты."

&show mt smile panama pioneer at center

&mt "...Я попрошу шофёра завезти тебя в село. Но минуток на десять - не больше. Поторопиться придется."

&me "Да уж. А я тут у вас... Два года... Пахал на износ."

&me "Ну, на совесть, по крайней мере. И почти бесплатно."

&show mt normal panama pioneer at center

&me "А сколько я лично вам помогал? Такого сторожа у вас уже не будет."

&me "Я тут тысячу крыс убил. И медведя этой зимой. Чтобы он вас не сожрал потом."

&mt "Что-нибудь ещё?"

&me "Что ещё... Саманту Смит в эту дыру завлёк!"

&me "Итого: я - лучшее, что случалось с лагерем. {w}После неё, конечно..."

&me "И как вы мне за всё добро отплатили? Милицией и пятью минутами на сбор?"

&mt "Десятью."

&me "...И правда гестапо какое-то."

&mt "И правда какой-то большой капризный ребёнок. {w}Ну всё, марш!"

&stop music fadeout 5&

&window hide

&"Презрительно шаркнув и подняв клубы пыли, я полез в опустевший автобус."

&stop ambience fadeout 2

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide mt with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&play ss_mus sfx_bus_idle

&scene bg int_bus with dissolve2

&window show

&play music the_sea_scene fadein 5

&drr "Тебя везу? Через минуту покатимся."

&"Я кивнул. Следом за мной внутрь поднялась Ольга Дмитриевна - дать водителю указания. Я не стал слушать, а поплёлся к задним сидениям."

&th "Вот и всё. Вот и навестила. И стоило столько ждать? Два месяца? {w}Или два года?"

&th "Возможно, так будет лучше. Но обидно, что меня не спросили."

&"Я дошёл до конца автобуса и к удивлению обнаружил там сладко спящую пионерку. И даже более того - спящую Славю."

&"Первым порывом было тут же разбудить её, но что-то меня остановило."

&th "Так-так... Если она тут..."

&th "Это не с ней ли Ольга советовалась насчёт меня?"

&th "Всё сходится! А больше и не с кем."

&th "Что ты там для меня придумала, значит? Убрать из лагеря на август?"

&th "Ну посмотрим теперь, кто кого уберёт!"

&th "Я еду домой - пусть. Но ты, сплетница, прокатишься со мной."&

&"Построению коварных планов помешало приближение вожатой. Я сделал пару шагов навстречу, чтобы она не заметила Славю."

&show mt sad panama pioneer at center with dspr

&mt "Прости, Семён. В деревню заехать не получится."

&me "Издеваетесь дальше?"

&mt "Говорит, на такой крюк нет бензина. Сейчас осталось впритык до ближайшей заправки."

&me "Тогда я останусь."

&mt "Нет."

&me "Почему? {w}Чем я вам тут мешаю-то? Саманта только в августе..."

&show mt normal panama pioneer at center

&mt "Не совсем. Планы изменились. С августа на..."

&me "Когда?!"

&mt "Послезавтра. {w}Но это же ничего не меняет?"

&me "Вам-то - да, ничего... {w}Вам на всё наплевать, лишь бы... этот ваш так называемый порядок был."

&me "...Я жил здесь два года, и теперь меня вышвыривают за пять минут: по-хамски, без вещей, даже деду словечка не сказал... Это порядок? Как вам вообще спится по ночам?"

&show mt sad panama pioneer at center&

&mt "Скажи адрес, я привезу тебе все вещи. Георгию объясню."

&me "Будь у меня золотые зубы, вы бы тут уже с клещами стояли."

&mt "Слушай, ну гадко вышло, что уж там..."

&me "Полное скотство."

&mt "Честно - да. Но я не могу тебя оставить."

&me "Почему вы так упёрлись? Я же ведь не чума."

&mt "Просто-напросто... я обещала её родителям так."

&me "Врёте. Как это вышло?"

&mt "Они удивились, что за поездка такая опять. Связались со мной. Я сказала, что вы дружите."

&me "Ну и?"

&mt "Ну и... Тебя не должно быть тут."

&me "Вот оно как... {w}Тогда и не будет. Я сдаюсь."

&show mt surprise panama pioneer at center

&mt "Правда?"

&me "О вещах сам позабочусь, забудьте. Просто возьму и исчезну. Как вам того хочется."

&show mt sad panama pioneer at center&

&mt "Ну ты это... Совсем-то не исчезай. В «Совёнке» ты всегда свой, помни..."

&me "Ага... Свой. Дали пинка под зад - но ты не забывай нас, родной. Спасибо пожалуйста."&

&mt "Я для тебя, Семён, ничего не жалела. Мы тебя приютили... Кормили..."

&me "Так себе."

&show mt normal panama pioneer at center

&mt "Да? А кушал хорошо. {w}Но теперь слишком большой кусок отхватил - не проглотишь."

&me "Это не ваш кусок, между прочим. {w}Вы бы и её отняли, да не выйдет."

&mt "Она не твоя."

&me "Знаю. Меня это всегда устраивало. Это вы ей все помыкали, а не я."

&mt "Всё ставишь с ног на голову. Такие мы коварные, ага... Только в чём?"

&mt "Если в том, чтобы кормить её с ложечки, а не скармливать лесным змеям - тогда да, я коварная махинаторша. Только как это ей вредит?"

&me "Ну так и я ещё никак не навредил... Всё ваши домыслы."

&me "А правда в том, что ей нужны не вы, а я. Допустим, вы тоже нужны, но о ней найдётся кому позаботиться..."

&me "А со мной ей всегда нравилось. Со мной она свободна."

&mt "Какое достижение!"

&me "Наверное, достижение. Раз она ко мне стремится, а не к вам, не к Славе... Вас это бесит."

&mt "Да очнись же! Время прошло, она уже другой человек, ты тоже другой. Что было - того не будет."

&me "Конечно, не будет. Вы меня уже прогнали. Больше не будет ничего."

&show mt sad panama pioneer at center with dspr

&mt "Ничего мы у тебя не отняли, ты поймёшь ещё. Вся жизнь впереди. А пока - извини."

&me "Не извиню. Оставьте уже в покое."

&mt "Ну не извиняй. Но такой уж расклад."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&mt "Оставляю. Прощай."

&me "Всего хорошего."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&hide mt with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1.3)&

&play sound sfx_bus_honk

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&window show

&drr "Готов там? О-от винта!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&stop music fadeout 3&

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=0, channel='ss_mus2')&

&play ss_mus2 sfx_bus_loop fadein 2

&stop ss_mus fadeout 2

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&with vpunch&

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&"Автобус набирал скорость. Я проводил последним взглядом лагерь, исчезающий в заднем стекле, и вернулся на своё место."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.3, delay=6, channel='ss_mus2')&

&"Как-то вышло, что оно оказалось на предпоследнем ряду - напротив Слави. Я устроился поудобнее и растворился в мыслях, поглядывая то на свою невольную попутчицу, то в окошко."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&play music Lou_Philosophy fadein 5

&show gustav normal with dissolve&&

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&window show

&gust "Ты не слишком жестоко с ней?"

&me "Конечно, жестоко. Потому что это месть!"&

&gust "Славе?"

&me "Этому гадкому лагерю."

&gust "И что это за месть такая?"

&me "Ну вот такая. Это всё, на что я способен."

&gust "И ты хочешь навредить ей? Не верю."

&me "...Но навредил же."

&gust "Нет, не так. Но я понял. Ты хочешь увезти кусочек лагеря с собой. Что-то в этом роде."

&me "Пф. Очень нужен мне этот лагерь... Опостылевший."

&gust "А всегда был уютный и добрый."

&me "Это раньше. {w}Да, она его неплохо воплощала..."

&gust "А теперь - нет?"

&me "Не знаю. Надеюсь, что нет. Потому что лагерь уже не такой."

&gust "Что же изменилось?"

&me "Ты знаешь. Что, когда именно... Даже точная дата есть."

&gust "Так это не место изменилось, а ты."

&me "Не сам же по себе. {w}Стало быть, я теперь не подхожу месту?"

&gust "Это поправимо. Не место красит человека."

&me "Мудрая молдавская поговорка..."

&gust "Ну так что? Разбудишь Славю?"

&me "Да поздно. Сколько уже, полчаса едем? Если про бензин не наврали - точка невозврата пройдена."

&gust "Всё равно буди. Чем раньше, тем лучше."

&me "...Отстань. Сама проснётся."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&hide gustav with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&stop music fadeout 5&

&"Я отвернулся к окну и постарался сосредоточиться на пейзажах. {w}Пейзаж был только один: с обеих сторон дорогу обступил густой лес."

&"За бесконечным частоколом деревьев было почти ничего не разглядеть. А если что-то и виднелось, то опять какие-нибудь деревья. И то если повезёт."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.5, delay=5, channel='ss_mus2')

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.6, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')

&play music the_sea_scene fadein 1

&th "Кривое дерево. {w=.6}Обгоревшее дерево. {w=.6}Километровый столб. {w=.6}Поваленное дерево. {w=.6}Девочка в сером капюшоне. {w}Нет, пожалуй, в зелёном..."

&"После секундного ступора я встрепенулся."

&me "Остановите!"&

&stop ss_mus2 fadeout 1

&play ss_sfx sfx_bus_stop

&"Мой вопль разбудил Славю, но сейчас было не до неё - я уже нёсся по проходу, благословляя шофёра за остановку без лишних вопросов."

&"Увы, двери он открывал не так расторопно. Припав от нетерпения к окошку, я приметил мелькнувшую за деревья тень."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ss_mus2')

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')

&play sound2 sfx_ikarus_open_doors

&th "Только догнать бы!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&play ambience ambience_forest_day fadein 1

&scene bg ext_path2_day with dissolve

&"Пулей вылетев из автобуса, я в несколько прыжков оказался у тех деревьев."

&me "Постой! Пожалуйста!"

&"Капюшон исчез за очередными кустами. Я бросился вперёд."

&window hide

&scene bg ext_polyana_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show

&"Но нашёл только пустую поляну."

&stop music fadeout 4

&me "Вернись! Прошу! {w}Мне надо... надо..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&show owl upset undr at right with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&window show

&owlun "Ну что тебе {i}надо{/i}?"

&me "Поговорить... нет..."

&"Я согнулся, пытаясь восстановить сбитое дыхание."

&me "Мне надо..."

&owlun "Ну?"

&play music m_portrait fadein 4

&me "...Чтобы ты простила меня."

&owlun "Вот так? И зачем тебе?"

&"Я отвёл глаза, не выдержав её холодного взгляда."

&owlun "Это тебя волнует? Ты убиваешь просто так. На что тебе моё прощение?"

&me "Мне это нужно... Чтобы жить."&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&show owl sad undr at right with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&"Я позабыл все слова, что готовил для этого момента - неделями и месяцами. Но что-то нужно было сказать. В этот раз я не мог просто уйти."

&me "А ты правда... хорошо его знала?"

&owlun "Лучше всех."

&me "Мне жаль. Очень... {w}Я даже сам не понимаю, почему {i}так{/i} жаль..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&"Девочка кивнула. Но не мне, а какой-то своей мысли."

&owlun "Этот мишка родился в лето, когда погиб один человек."

&me "...Кто?"

&owlun "Мой дядя Борис. В мишку перешла его душа."

&owlun "Мне так кажется. {w}Я уверена."

&owlun "Он тоже родился в этом лесу когда-то."

&owlun "А умер далеко. Но хотел бы быть дома. И был."

&"Девочка замолчала и отвернулась. Она смотрела куда-то вдаль. Туда, где за кронами деревьев виднелось небо."

&me "А я... Я был наказан... Сильно. {w}Если это что-то значит."

&owlun "Как наказан?"

&me "Всё пошло не так... И теперь я всё потерял, наверное. Это место для меня потеряно."

&owlun "Есть ещё много мест."

&me "Верно... Поищу себя в другом. Пришло время."

&owlun "Да."

&me "Но наказание... Это какое-то проклятие на мне?"

&window hide

&show owl guilty undr at right with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&owlun "Это совесть."

&stop music fadeout 2

&play sound sfx_hiding_in_bush

&"Позади меня затрещали ветки."

&window hide

&show owl surprise undr at right with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&show sl surprise pioneer at left with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

&window show

&sl "Семён?.. {w}Привет."

&me "...Привет."

&sl "Что происходит-то? Не пойму. {w}Водитель сказал, что все уже в лагере. А меня зачем обратно повезли?"

&show owl normal undr at right with dspr&

&"Я даже не глядел на Славю. А Лесная Девочка едва заметно кивнула мне и развернулась в сторону чащи."

&window hide

&hide owl

&show sl serious pioneer at left

&with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&window show

&me "Постой!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show owl guilty undr at right with dspr

&window show

&"Она обернулась, а я застыл, совершенно не зная, что сказать. {w}Но тут мы оба понимали, что та беседа окончена."

&me "...Как тебя зовут?"

&owlun "Сова."

&hide owl with dspr

&"- бросила она мне через плечо и окончательно скрылась в кустах."

&"Поймав сердитый взгляд Слави, я мотнул головой в сторону дороги и сам зашагал по указанному пути. Хотелось хоть немного отсрочить момент объяснений."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&scene bg ext_path2_day with dissolve&

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&window show&

&play music The_Nothing fadein 5

&show sl serious pioneer with dspr

&sl "Постой. Что это была за девочка?"

&me "Сова..."

&show sl surprise pioneer with dspr

&sl "Это я слышала..."

&show sl angry pioneer

&extend " Нет, ну какая Сова? Что я тут делаю? Семён?"

&me "Пошли в автобус..."

&sl "Автобус идёт в город. {w}Если меня забыли, то почему ты не разбудил?"

&me "Прости. Ты так сладко спала."

&sl "Врёшь."

&"Мой тон стал ещё более резким."

&me "Ну что ты. Как тебя увидел - понял - расстаться мы не можем."

&show sl sad pioneer with dspr

&sl "Перестань..."

&me "А ты разве против со мной прокатиться? Проводить друга."&

&me "У меня же такие подруги расчудесные: ты, Ольга Дмитриевна. Всегда думают обо мне, советуются между собой, как мне лучше..."

&sl "Я просила её тебя оставить."

&me "Ага? Только на август вытурить?"

&sl "Но хоть не навсегда..."

&show sl surprise pioneer

&sl "Так почему на август? На июнь."

&me "Это по Ольге был август. А вы сами в вашем вранье разбирайтесь..."

&sl "Я сама только утром узнала, что она завтра приезжает."

&me "Саманта завтра? Таак... А эта говорила - послезавтра."

&show sl sad pioneer

&sl "Понимаю, почему она так сказала."

&me "Чтоб я совсем из-под контроля не вышел? Ха."

&sl "Прости."

&me "Не извиняйся за неё. Значит, теперь завтра... А точно не сегодня? Или она где-то тут уже, а?"

&show sl normal pioneer with dspr&

&sl "Ну брось. Я и сама хочу с ней встретиться."

&me "...Пошли, поищем её в автобусе."

&show sl surprise pioneer with dspr

&sl "Но ведь..."

&me "Да пошли, нас шофёр ждёт."

&window hide

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&hide sl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&scene bg int_bus with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&show sl serious pioneer with dspr

&drr "Едем?"

&sl "Я - нет. Только вещи возьму."

&me "А что? Пешком пойдёшь?"

&sl "Само собой!"

&me "Тут далеко. Да ещё с сумкой и чемоданом..."

&sl "Предложишь что-то получше?"

&me "Так поехали. Потом найдём тебе другой автобус... Или машину."

&sl "Найдём, где? Сам знаешь, как сюда транспорт ходит. Никак."

&me "Ну верно... {w}Тогда слезаем, что ли? Я провожу тебя. Вместе уж доберёмся."

&show sl smile pioneer

&sl "...Правда?"

&show sl serious pioneer

&extend " Нет, но тебе же нельзя. Ты должен уехать."

&me "Отведу тебя, а сам в деревню. Буду там тише воды. Ты не скажешь - вожатая не узнает."

&stop music fadeout 8&

&show sl normal pioneer

&sl "...А Саманта?"

&me "Она тоже, само собой."

&show sl serious pioneer

&sl "М-м... Нет, не выйдет так. Плохо кончится."

&"Водитель почти деликатно откашлялся."

&me "Минутку!"

&show sl sad pioneer with dspr

&sl "Я пойду..."

&me "Нет! {w}Но ты права. Лагерь, деревня... Для меня закрытая тема уже."

&sl "Ну и всё."

&play music The_Derry_Tune fadein 5

&me "Стой-стой! Смотри... Мы тебя отвезём в город, и..."

&show sl surprise pioneer with dspr

&me "Дождёмся Саманту! А она тебя захватит завтра. А?"

&sl "Да?.. {w}А как же мы дождёмся?"

&me "Ну... Как-нибудь. {w}Не дождёмся, что ли? Взрослые люди... Особенно ты."

&show sl shy pioneer with dspr

&sl "И не разминёмся мы с ней?"

&me "Никак. Кажется, она и речь должна читать в городе. Представляешь, какое событие? Да там все уже на ушах стоят!"

&sl "Может быть. Но ты уверен, что это хорошая идея?"

&me "Чем же нет? Я тебя провожу... А ты меня."

&sl "Расчудесная подруга провожает друга?"

&me "Теперь без шуток."

&play sound sfx_bus_honk

&drr "Ребят, как вы там?"

&me "Мы едем! {w}Так ведь?"

&"Славя растерянно кивнула и махнула водителю рукой."

&show sl smile2 pioneer

&sl "Едем. {w}Была не была..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&play ss_mus sfx_bus_loop fadein 1

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide sl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&window show

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.3, delay=7, channel='ss_mus')

&"Автобус уже нёсся вперёд, а мы с комфортом расположились на задних креслах."

&"Славя стала копаться в сумке, временами демонстрируя всякие безделушки. Казалось, она запаслась гостинцем каждому обитателю лагеря и окрестностей. Нам с водителем перепало по нескольку пирожков."

&"Я жевал и глядел себе на плывущую панораму в окне. Вспоминал лагерь, который отверг своего пионера. Думал о незримых духах леса, которых я, быть может, прогневал. {w}А может быть и нет."

&"Я надкусил очередной пирожок с картошкой."

&me "А знаешь, Славя..."

&show sl surprise pioneer at left

&with dspr

&sl "Да?"

newline

&me "Я убил медведя. {w}Пожалей меня."

&"Она недоверчиво взглянула и протянула мне бутылочку с прозрачным напитком."

&me "Водка?"

&show sl smile pioneer at left