Samantha-mod. Samantha's route, fragment 3.

"автор мода", “Саманта-мод. Рут Саманты, отрывок 3.”, public translation into English from Russian More about this translation.

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label ss_day500:

&stop ss_amb fadeout 1

&stop ss_amb2 fadeout 1

&$ day_time()

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "day"

&scene black

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_day fadein 2

&scene bg ss_countryhouse_y2

&with dissolve2

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&play sound sfx_radio_tune

&$ renpy.pause (2.6)

&show gustav normal with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&play ss_mus ss_eg fadein 5&

&gust "You've fiddled with the radio all June. Uselessly."

&me "Why uselessly? Look, it receives something."

&gust "This interference?"

&me "Not interference, but broadcasts! It works, I just can't catch anything."

&window hide

&play sound sfx_radio_tune

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&stop sound fadeout 1

&window show

&gust "Because there is no one around."

&me "It's not my fault. If a broadcast point was in Sovyonok... or even a radio club."

&gust "Go and organize one."

&me "Me?! {w}No, I've had enough of one video club."

&gust "Where you are the only participant."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&play sound sfx_knock_door2

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&hide gustav with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&me "Yes?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&play sound sfx_open_door_2

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&show mt smile pioneer with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&window show

&me "Wow."

&mt "Wow? You're good at greetings. {w} Hello to you too, Semyon."

&me "Yeah... I didn't expect you. Come in."&

&mt "Right. How do you do?"&

&me "Good. {w} Good when there's nothing to do."

&show mt normal pioneer&

&mt "Yes. As always, I see... {w} Is the old man here?"

&me "He went to collect mushrooms. Sit down. I'll pour you some milk."

&mt "I..."

&me "You're not passing by here. It does not happen like this in our backwoods. "

&mt "Not passing by, very likely."

& "She nodded and accepted the filled glass with gratitude."

&mt "Cold... And it is so hot today."

&me "It's always cool in our house." &

&mt "Yes ... Wait, so you're sitting here alone. And with whom were you just talking? "

&me "...With no one!" &

&mt "Well, about the video clubs... Ah, you have had a radio session!"

&show mt smile pioneer with dspr

& "The leader pointed to the bench. I pushed the device away immediately. "

&show mt normal pioneer&

&mt "By the way, about the video... Our pioneers have found the cassette on "Electronik".

&me "Hmm. And what kind of tapes does he hide?"

&mt "He?"

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.05, delay=3, channel='ss_mus')&

&me "And even about himself... Is it some kind of game, or what?.."

&window hide

&play music GoodbyeHorses fadein 2

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show cg d4_el_wash

&show el_cas

&with dissolve2&

&$ renpy.pause(2.5)

&mt "Semyon!"

&stop music fadeout 3&

&hide cg

&hide el_cas

&show mt surprise pioneer

&with dissolve

&me "Yes! What?"

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=8, channel='ss_mus')&

&extend "Is Electronik in the camp at all?"

&mt "Syroezhkin? He is absent! I'm talking to you about the tape recorder - "Electronika"!"

&show mt normal pioneer with dspr

&me "Ah... A very good tape recorder." &

&mt "That's it. And you made strange films with it."

&me "...What strange films? {w} I have never seen such films! It's not mine!"

&show mt smile pioneer

&mt "Whose else?"

&me "Samantha sends cassettes to me! Completely innocent films! {w} Well, not counting abuse and murders." &

&mt "That's exactly what I'm talking about! American things from nowhere. Isn't it strange?"

&show mt normal pioneer&

&me "А-а... Whatever, you've got my film. What's the problem?"&

&mt "There should not be any imported stuff lying around the camp. We have auditors from the regional center coming. They won't be happy to see your film."

&me ""Doctor Zhivago"? Why not?"

&mt "Any film!"

&me "What's wrong with the film, where the Red Army doctor helps? And gives her all the things. {w} Not entirely voluntary, of course..."

&show mt sad pioneer&

&mt "Oh, they'll definitely fire me because of your smuggling! {w} Well, they are going to fire me anyway, I feel."

&stop ss_mus fadeout 3

&me "Will they? But what for? Because of me?"

&mt "No. That's why I came here ..."

&show mt normal pioneer&

&extend "I need a girl."

&play music Father_of_Pearl fadein 4&

&me "Uh... Let's say, I can understand such a problem... {w} But I did not expect this from you."

&mt "Yes, it's humiliating and against all the rules... But here we have to wriggle..."

&me "Olga Dmitrievna, bees do not ask a bear for honey. {w} A camel, it's better to say... {w} A diabetic ostrich."

&show mt smile pioneer

&mt "If there is no honey, then it can be depicted. Savvy?"&

&me "Uhm. I'm shaved right now, but I still am hardly help..."

&show mt laugh pioneer with dspr&

&mt "Ha! No, you're too big for such a masquerade. You would be exposed immediately."

&me "Which is slightly sad... Well, without metaphors, what kind of girl do you need?"

&show mt normal pioneer with dspr&

&mt "Oh, any! She just has to look like a pioneer."

&me "Don't you have enough pioneers of your own? Zhenya, for example? She's pretty experienced in fooling around..."

&mt "Our pioneers do not suit! Okay, I'll tell you: A terribly meticulous person is coming to check us. One of those who won't rest until they sniff out something."

&mt "And she definitely will! As luck would have it, the other day ... many fell sick with a disease... Well, an intestinal one."&

&mt "We didn't even find out what poisoned them... whether it was the fish casserole..."

&me "It was ryazhenka. Has anyone survived?"

&mt "Everyone has recovered already, but one alarmist girl, Nastya Volchanova, was taken home by the counselor -- Who still hasn't returned, by the way."

&mt "So, a hound from the district center will notice that someone is missing, start to sniff around. And as soon as she finds out about the poisoning - that's the end! Finita of our comedy..."

&show mt sad pioneer&

&mt "She'll spill to everyone that we're poisoning children here and the camp will be closed on a flat spot. Well, or at least the cook and I will be fired. And Viola, because she did not report the situation in time."

&me "Because of such nonsense?"

&mt "Easy. We have the secretary of the regional committee's children to rest on this shift, then the daughter of the general... After Samantha, everyone wants to come to Sovyonok, you know? And being that the public wants everything on the highest level, they will not be forgiving." &

&me "Well, how are you going to deceive her? Can the auditor learn all this from the children?"

&show mt normal pioneer&

&mt "Why would they tell such stories? To an unknown person?"

&me "Sounds reasonable..."

&show mt smile pioneer&

&mt "So, do you have girls in the village?"

&me "As if you do not know. All \"girls \" are older than the Revolution."

&show mt normal pioneer&

&mt "I suspected that... {w} Ok. What about the neighboring village?"

&me "Almost the same, but I won't say exactly."

&mt "Yeah... Well, Georgy must know. I'm sure he has friends there."

&me "He has only enemies, like everyone in our village."

&mt "Seriously? Why?" &

&me "Who knows? Tradition.We have few yards here, no post office and no shop. Small village complex?.."

&mt "So no one will help us?"

&me "To be honest, the idea itself is generally questionable."

&mt "Why? I'll give out a ticket to the camp. It's a dream! They just have to keep quiet."

&me "And live under a false name?"

&mt "I don't know... {w} Okay, since the old fogey is absent, I'll go there myself and ask. Wouldn't be the first time. "

& "The counselor rose from the table."

&show mt normal pioneer close with dspr&

&me "Right now?"

&mt "When otherwise? Do you want to go with me?"

&me "Uh... I've got things to do here. But..."

&mt "Really? Do tell."

&me "If you pass by the post... I'm waiting for the letter."

&show mt smile pioneer close

&stop music fadeout 7&

&mt "You always wait! Okay, I'll ask."

&me "Thank you."

&mt "I'll probably visit you on the way back. But if there is no news, then I'll go immediately to the camp."

&me "Good luck to you. And best wishes to the postman. I'm always glad to see him... "

&mt "Yes, yes!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&hide mt with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&play sound sfx_close_door_1

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&play music The_Caretaker fadein 5&&&

&scene bg ss_countryhouse_y2night with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

& "Olga Dmitrievna did not return, but the old man came with two mugs of mushrooms, which meant that we were provided with work until late at night."

& "We settled down to wash and clean those nutritious scoundrels." &

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

&scene bg int_countryhouse_y2_mushrooms with fade

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

& "The work was accompanied by the sounds of an old gramophone - as old as my host. According to the old man, the squeaks helped the process significantly."

& "The only thing worse than cleaning the mushrooms were stories of hordes of their fellows waiting for us in the forest. {b} Us! {/ b} Grandfather threatened to make me pick them, too."

& "It was threat to turn into a walking blood donor for mosquitoes and ticks for the whole day. I firmly decided to avoid this fate under any pretext. "

&stop music fadeout 2&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&$ day_time()

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "day"

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 2&

&scene bg ss_countryhouse with fade2

&

&$ persistent.ssg_8 = True&

&

&"The next morning I asked to go to the camp - to share the mushrooms, and at the same time, to find out more about the leader's ploy."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&scene bg ext_camp_entrance_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&"The bus stop was empty, as usual. I hid the bike and walked past the gate."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&scene bg ext_library_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&play music The_Inland_Sea fadein 5&

& "Here I was gifted with an unexpected meeting."

&window hide

&show unl normal with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

#&play music temptations fadein 5

&stop ambience fadeout 7

&window show

&me "Alyona? Hi!"

&ssunl "Greetings."

&me "I did'nt know you were in the camp."

&ssunl "And I knew that you were {b} not {/ b} in the camp."

&me "Yes?.. It is logical."

&show unl sad

&ssunl "It's sad."

&me "But still bearable, I'm sure... {w} How did I miss you? Did you come last year?"

&ssunl "No. I didn't want to upset Lena. She didn't like it here last time. "

&me "Hmm. It's a pity."

&show unl normal&

&ssunl "But now she doesn't care, so I came."

&me "Only you? Without Lena?"

&ssunl "Yes. She's already too old to come here. {w} And in a year, I'll be too old, too."

&me "These rules are not made of steel, maybe they'll make an exception..."

&ssunl "For what?"

&me "I don't know, just..." &

&show unl upset&

&ssunl "For me being an infantile nitwit?"

&me "What?! No, no! Why are you so mean to yourself?"

&show unl sad&

&ssunl "It's not me... I heard this from someone."

&me "From whom? Not from Lena?"

&show unl normal&

&ssunl "No. From Ulyana."

&me "Hmm ... Her argument means nothing if she's comparing herself... {w} But Ulyana is not in the camp? That's why everything looks a little too calm and peaceful, no destruction..."

&ssunl "Her parents didn't let her come."

&me "Bad. How do you know?"

&ssunl "We're in touch with her. By phone. She asked me to say hello to everybody."

&me "Oh. That's great."

&show unl sad&

&ssunl "All but you." &

&me "Why... Did she forgot about me?"

&ssunl "No, she remembers. 'Say hello to everybody except Semyon,' she said."

& me "Ah... {w = .8} Why is she so offended? {w} That I didn't say goodbye to her year before last?"

&show unl normal&

&ssunl "Last year."

&me "No, last year I didn't even say hello to her..."

&ssunl "Exactly."&

&me "...Now I see. {w} Well, tell her that Semyon begs for forgiveness. There's nothing else for it."

&ssunl "For what?"&

&me "I only go to camp on special occasions now."

&ssunl "What is the special occasion today?"

&me "Uhm, now? Well yeah, nothing special... I mean..."

&me "I want to help Olga Dmitrievna with incoming auditions. Have you heard about this?"

&ssunl "Yes, she wanted to take you instead of Pavel."

&me "What Pavel? I hear this for the first time."

& "Alyona gained more air in the chest." &

&ssunl "Pavel-Pasha - kiss and fly, of love forbidden butterfly!"

&me "What kind of creativity is this? Yours?"

&show unl sad

&ssunl "Taught."

&me "It does not matter... Who said I'm in his stead?"

&show unl normal&

&ssunl "Olga Dmitrievna spoke with Slavya about it."

&me "I thought they need a girl. For a complete set in the units. "

&ssunl "Yes, but Pavel took one from our squad. {w} I hope they enjoy the carousel." &

&me "I don't understand. What carousel? "

&ssunl "I don't know either, I just heard the nurse telling Olga Dmitrievna..."

&show unl sad

&ssunl "I forgot..."

&show unl normal&

&extend "No, I remember."&

&ssunl "{i} We're wasting here, and Pashka whipped out to carouse with a long-legged beauty. {/ i}" &

&me "Brrr. And why do you eavesdrop so much, eh?"

&ssunl "Ulyana said to look after the camp while she is gone."

&me "You understood her too literally... {w} So, the long-legged beauty, you say? {w} Okay, that is not my business..."

&ssunl "But you wanted to help."

&me "If I can. Well, I'm ready to represent a leader, but where can I get a girl?"

&ssunl "Make her of straw and dress up..."

&me "Won't it be a little bit noticeble?.."

&ssunl "Put it away. Set it in the boat and let it drift across the lake."

#&stop music fadeout 5&

&me "I think we need something more grounded. The camp could not be saved by the scarecrow. "

&window hide

&show unl sad

&$ renpy.pause (1.2)

&show unl normal&

&ssunl "I have an idea. Let's go."

&hide unl with dspr

#&play music RS1 fadein 3

& "Without waiting for an answer, Alyona broke off. I tried to keep up. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&scene bg ext_houses_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&me "And where are we going?"

&ssunl "To the forest! What time is it?"

&me "About noon... What's the difference?"

&ssunl "We must hurry!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

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

&play ambience ambience_forest_day fadein 1

&scene bg ext_path2_day with dissolve

"We passed the last houses and plunged into the thicket. After a hundred or two steps I noticed an unfamiliar path."

&show unl normal with dspr&

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

&ssunl "Here. If we're late to noon, then there's only tomorrow!"

&me "Late for what?"

&ssunl "Hurry up!"

&hide unl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&scene bg ext_polyana_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&&

&ssunl "Here!"

& "Alyona ran to the magnificent oak tree, with her head peering back and looking for something in the branches. And indeed, there was something right under the crown." &

& "Having come from the other side of the tree, I saw a construction resembling a birdhouse."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show cg owlnest with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_134 = True

&

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)&

& "A few ropes with knots went down from there. A multi-colored ribbon fluttered in each of them."

& "Alena was already climbing the first branches, and when she was up there, she gathered all the ropes in her hand."

& "Having selected two of them, she pulled them down, aligning the nodules with the blue ribbons at one level. The birdhouse turned slightly, and a click and glass chime sounded from above. "

&me "Did you move it? What is it? Is there some sort of counterweight system?"

&ssunl "I don't know, but I have to do so."

&me "I have to do so for what? What's the point?"

&ssunl "This is a signal. Now we have sent a sunny bunny."

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

&me "...where? I don't see anything."

&ssunl "Right, you cannot see from here. But it's seen from other places." &

&window hide

&hide cg

&show unl normal

&with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&me "Are there mirrors in that box?" And who we are signaling to? "

&ssunl "To my friend. If she'll help us."

&stop music fadeout 1

&me "But who..."

&play sound sfx_bush_leaves

&show unl upset&

&"A branch broke down behind us. We turned around."

&window hide

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.2, delay=3, channel='ambience')&

&scene bg ext_path2_day with dspr

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

&play music Father_of_Pearl fadein 1

& "Something white flashed in the bushes. It turned out that someone had been following us in the forest, and now they tried to retreat."

&me "Wait!"

&play sound run_forest fadein 1&

& "The forest spy went on the run. I impatiently rushed forward. "

&stop sound fadeout 2

& "I caught up with the girl without problem, and resolutely pulled her out of the bushes through which she was trying to creep." with vpunch

&play sound sfx_bush_leaves&

&window hide&

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&show sl scared pioneer at cleft with dspr

&stop sound

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&me "You?! {w} Did we call you?"" &

&"Slavya was confused even more than me, and much more embarrassed. I delayed with asking questions, giving her time to recover. "

& "Alyona approached us. She looked not pleased at all. "

&window hide

&show unl upset at right

&with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&show sl sad pioneer at cleft with dspr&

&window show

&me "What's going on?"

&sl "I'm sorry. It happened accidentally. I'll go ..."

&me "No, no! Stop!"

&show unl upset at fright with dspr&

& "Slavya wasn't actually moving anyway. But Alena was all in motion, nervously shifting from foot to foot. "

&ssunl "We're done here, Semyon. Let's go back. "

&me "Hey! Where are you going?"

&ssunl "It's bad. Come all to the camp, please."

&hide unl with dspr

& "Alyona padded along the path, trying in vain to set an example for us."

&me "I have no idea what's going on...."

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

&sl "Me too, to be honest."

&me "How did you end up here?"

&sl "I've seen you..."

&stop music fadeout 7

&me "Uhm, I'm going to stop you right there."

&sl "Thank you."

&me "But still... Is it part of a leader's job - watching us? Or personal initiative?"

&sl "Well, maybe a little of both.... {w} I'm sorry, Semyon. I noticed you in the camp and wanted to come up but you suddenly rushed into the forest!"

&me "I understand. Okay."

&show sl normal pioneer at cleft with dspr&

&sl "And what were you guys doing there?"

#&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.4, delay=4, channel='ambience')&

&me "Exploring something... The nesting box."

&play music ss_who_are_you&

&voice "The owling box."

&show sl surprise pioneer at cleft with dspr&

& "Slavya shuddered, and we looked around."

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

&me "Who's there? Show yourself!"

& "I was answered only by the feeble rustling of leaves in the wind."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&sl "Is that you, Alyona?"

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

&play music ss_who_are_you&

&voice "I'm not Alyona."

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

& "Now the voice sounded on the other side of us, then seemed to move away." &

&me "But you've gone... Where are you?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&show sl surprise pioneer close at cleft with dspr&

& "Slavya stepped toward me and whispered in my ear:"

&sl "Who is it? Are you sure it's Alyona?"

&me "I don't know... Someone who hides better than you."

&show sl smile pioneer close at cleft with dspr&

&sl "This Alyona is so weird."

&me "A little. She almost didn't grow up, eh?"

&show sl normal pioneer close at cleft

&stop music fadeout 3&

&sl "Yeah. I'd better leave, then. Explore your... owling boxes. "

&me "We have explored enough, I suppose."

&sl "You better stay anyway. We shouldn't upset her."

&me "Okay... We'll talk later. I'll even catch up with you, but I have to find out what's going on here first."

&sl "Tell me about it. See you."

&window hide

&show sl happy pioneer at right with dspr

&window show

&sl "Ah! I have to go to the camp right now! Farewell, Semyon! I'm leaving!" &

&me "See you soon!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&hide sl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1)&

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.01, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')

&play ss_sfx ss_who_are_you2&

&me "You're still here? You do not have to hide."

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

#&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.01, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')&&

&voice "I haven't been hiding."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.40, delay=1, channel='ss_sfx')&

&window hide

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

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)&&

&show owl smile undr with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&window show

&sowl "I've been setting the owling box back."

&me "It's you?!"

&show owl widesmile undr&

&sowl "Me."

&me "Well, hello! How long have you been in our country? "

&show owl smile undr&

&sowl "Long. Always."

&me "Yeah. You could've let me know..."

&sowl "Why?"

&show owl normal undr&

&extend "And why did you touch the owling box? Accidentally?

&me "No. In my opinion, Alyona knew what she was doing... It was you that we were calling?"

&show owl unsure undr&

& "Owl shook her head in displeasure."

&me "Do you know Alyona?"

&show owl normal undr

&stop ambience fadeout 7

&play music The_Seraphim_Swing fadein 7&

&sowl "Indeed. But only she can know about the owling box."

&me "Why not I? What's so special about her?" &

#&play music Faraway fadein 5&

&window hide

&show owl tender undr with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

&window show

&me "Okay, this question is off the table..."

&show owl normal undr&

&sowl "If everyone starts moving it, they will never give me peace... I will have to remove it."

&me "No need, I will not bother you. How does it actually work, by the way?"

&show owl upset undr with dspr&

&sowl "Nohow!"

&me "You mean for me - nohow? I understand..."

&sowl "It was our secret, for me and for her."

&me "Well then... I promise to protect your secret no worse than Alyona. {w} It won't be difficult ..."

&show owl guilty undr&

&sowl "Why did she call me?"

&me "It's hard to explain in few words... We need help."

&sowl "For you? Or for her?"

&me "For me and her. For the whole camp."

&show owl upset undr&

&sowl "I hate the camp!"

&me "Well... What if they throw us out of the camp? It's a very distinct possibility."

&sowl "So what?"

&me "Where will the pioneers go then, how do you think? They'll scatter around the area - the whole forest will be like the camp! That won't serve you very well, will it?"

&show owl normal undr with dspr&

&sowl "What do you want from me?"

&me "I don't know what Alyona wanted... But could you tell me where we could get a girl?"

&sowl "What girl?"

&me "Any girl. One girl is missing at the camp, and we need someone to replace her for a day."

&sowl "Is this what you called me here for? I won't do this."

&me "No, of course not... {w} You are smart and dexterous, but..."

&show owl surprise undr with dspr&

&sowl "...What?"

&me "It's quite another thing to pretend to be a pioneer."

&sowl "I could."

&me "I really don't know."

&show owl laugh undr

&sowl "Haven't I seen those pioneers? It's just walking around clapping eyes. Piece of cake."&

&me "They will expose you very easily. They will see you and say: 'Here goes a forest girl.'"

&show owl surprise undr&

&sowl "You took me for a villager, yourself!"

&me "Do you think I should give you a chance?"

&show owl upset undr with dspr

& "Owl frowned - my plan did not work."

&me "Okay, I'm teasing you. And the idea may not be the best, but... {w} Why not? It's like a game, and you would have helped us out a lot."

&show owl guilty undr&

&sowl "I do not have time to play now. Especially to help someone from out of the woods."

&me "Yes, I know, the camp does not concern you... {w} But if we reward you somehow?"

&show owl unsure undr with dspr

&sowl "I do not need your badges and pipes."

&me "What about something useful? What interests you?"

&sowl "Nothing..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show owl normal undr with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show&

&sowl "...Actually, I need a new boat."

&me "I do not have any boats. But we have... {w} books about boats! Do you want "Kon-Tiki"?"

sowl "I don't!"

&me "We have "Moby-Dick" also, but it's in English. And many other books... do you want "Gardener's Guide"?"

&show owl upset undr with dspr&

&sowl "Only a boat!"

&me "Where am I going to take you? Take the books, and to sweeten the deal, I can retell you "The Old Man And The Sea" for free."

&sowl "You have a lot of boats rotting."

&me "Oh, you're talking about these... Olga Dmitrievna won't give them up."

&show owl unsure undr with dspr&

&sowl "I need only one. Until autumn. Then I'll return it."

&me "Until autumn... It would be easier on the contrary. {w} Okay, I'll ask. And if she agrees?"

&show owl tender undr&

&sowl "Then we can talk."

&me "I see. Will you come to her with me?"

&show owl normal undr&

&sowl "I won't."

&me "Well, yes. It's better not to show up in the camp without a uniform ... Then you'll wait here?"

&show owl unsure undr&

&sowl "No. Alyona knows how to find me."

&show owl normal undr&

&me "Are you already leaving... Wait... {w} How are things from winter? How is Boris the Bear doing?

&sowl "Good. Those who are alive keep living, the forest is growing. {w} And how is your husky?"

&me "That's all for us, the time has come. That one took her... "

&show owl scared undr with dspr&&

&sowl "God?"&

&me "...her owner! He returned recently. Nerka was delighted. "

&show owl surprise undr&

&sowl "You've been without a dog? Bad."

&me "It's fine. I could take a puppy... but don't want to."

&show owl normal undr with dspr&

&sowl "Why?"

&me "Somehow I've cooled on fauna. After... {w} Well, the winter."

&show owl unsure undr&

& "Owl nodded knowingly."

&sowl "But with a puppy it's better. It's easier." &

&me "Maybe. But somehow I do not add up with beasts."

&sowl "You do not betray anyone with this." &

&window hide

&stop music fadeout 5

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 5&

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&show owl guilty undr with dspr&

&sowl "I'm leaving. See you."

&me "Bye..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&hide owl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1.3)

&play music the_tunnels fadein 3&&

&scene bg ext_playground_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

& "Having left the woods, I noticed Slavya and Alyona coming away from the edge. The girls were arguing about something. "

& "Reaching them quickly, I slowed down just as soon as I could hear their words. It wasn't necessary to give my presence away immediately. "

&window hide

&show unl sad at right

&show sl serious pioneer far at center

&with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)&

&window show

&sl "...Don't worry him with such nonsense! With all your kikimoras!"

&ssunl "I do not worry him with anything."

&sl "I know what you're up to!"

&ssunl "Nothing! Leave me alone."

&show sl surprise pioneer far at center with dspr

&sl "Very well then! {w} As a leader, I... I forbid you from going into the forest!"

&show unl upset at right&

&ssunl "You can't! What for?"

&show sl angry pioneer far at center&

&sl "Not \"what for\ ", but because it's dangerous. If you came to the camp - sit in the camp. There's plenty of room inside."

&ssunl "You go to the forest yourself!"

&sl "I'm a counselor, I can. Become one too, and maybe then... "

&me "Ahem."

&window hide

&show sl surprise pioneer far at center with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&show sl surprise pioneer at cleft with dspr&

&sl "You're back? {w} Well, have you seen anyone in the forest?"

&ssunl "There's nobody there!"

newline

newline

label ss_dntsaw:&&&

&me "...Yes, nobody."

&show unl normal at right&

& "Alyona nodded happily - too ingenuous even for gullible Slavya." &

&sl "You're hiding something."

& "I spread my hands." &

&me "...And whom could I see? {w} Well, yes, I met a yeti in a man's suit. He asked me to take some photos, but I left my camera in the village. "

&show sl angry pioneer at cleft&

&sl "Well, keep secret."

&me "Why are you mad, now?

&show sl serious pioneer at cleft with dspr&

&sl "You... you need to decide whether you come here to do business or nonsense."

&me "When this is the choice, I always vote for nonsense."

&sl "You'd better be more responsible already!"

&me "As one of the great ones said: \"I'm only interested in nonsense, only that which has no practical meaning at all.\""

&show sl normal pioneer at cleft&

&sl "And who said this?"

&me "I don't remember..."

&ssunl "Lenin, probably?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

&show sl serious pioneer at cleft with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&window show

&sl "Very funny."

&show unl sad at right

&ssunl "But he said a lot of clever things ..."

&sl "That's enough. I'm tired of you."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&hide sl with dspr

& "Slavya waved her hand and walked away along the path. I tried to catch up with her. "

&window hide

&hide unl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&show sl angry pioneer with dspr&

&me "Where are you going?"

&sl "Enjoy your {i}nonsense{/i}, but I'm busy!"

&me "Then... We'll talk later?"

&stop music fadeout 7

&hide sl with dspr

& "Slavya just muttered something, quickly picking up the pace and soon disappeared around the bend. I went back to Alyona. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&show unl normal with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&window show

&me "Slavya is in a bad mood today.{w} How often do you quarrel?"

&ssunl "Never. And you?"

&me "Neither... {w} Listen... I spoke with Owl..."

&ssunl "Оh! She is wonderful, isn't she?"

&me "Yes... How do you know her at all?" &

&ssunl "We've known each other for a long time. {w} Two... no, three years ago it was. On my first visit. She saved me in the forest. "

&me "From what?"

&show unl sad

&ssunl "From evil wasps. I accidentally knocked down their hive..." &

&me "That's horrible! How did it happen?"

&play music ss_eg fadein 5&

&ssunl "I pounded it with a stick, threw rocks... And it suddenly fell down and cracked."

&me "Ah... It happens."

&ssunl "A whole swarm flew out of there. They saw me and chased me. "

&ssunl "I ran as fast as I could."

&show unl normal

&extend "And suddenly she! She grabbed my arm and we ran together. "

&ssunl "They jumped to the lake and dove in. So we were safe." &

&ssunl "But all this is a secret, okay? Do not tell anyone!"

&me "It's too easy for you to give away your secrets."

&show unl sad&

&ssunl "I know..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&show unl normal&

&ssunl "So what did she say? Will she help?"

&me "Kind of, yes, but assuming that we give her a boat."

&ssunl "Great! And will we give?"

&me "It's up to Olga Dmitrievna to decide."

&ssunl "What if she decides wrong?"

&me "Well... Then we'll steal. But first we have to ask, let's go."

&ssunl "Let's go." &

&ssunl "Let's go." &

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&$ day_time()

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "day"&

&scene bg int_house_of_mt_day&

&with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&show mt normal pioneer at right with dspr&

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

& "Olga Dmitrievna we found on the spot, but she looked at us with sleepy eyes for a long time, not understanding what we wanted from her." &&

&mt "...So. Tell me this one more time in order."

& "I started a retelling of my morning adventures."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_day fadein 3&

&with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&mt "...Ok. It is more or less clear. But how is she called in the normal way?"

& "Alyona and I exchanged glances."

&mt "You haven't even asked?"

&me "She insists on Owl. But what's the difference?"

&mt "Who's she? Where does she live? Where will we find her?"

&me "There is no need to find her... She will come herself. I hope." &

&mt "And where is she now? Why didn't you bring her?"

&show unl sad at cleft with dspr

&ssunl "She will not come."

&show mt surprise pioneer at right&

&mt "What do you mean?"

& "My warning gesture to Alyona was rather late."

&ssunl "She doesn't like the camp at all."

&show mt angry pioneer at right with dspr&

&mt "Yeah! But she likes boats, huh?"

&me "Owl does not deceive, I vouch."

&mt "He's vouching... And you too, Alyona?"

&ssunl "No... I'm not vouching."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&show mt smile pioneer at right with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&

&mt "Semyon, well, what are we talking about? You found some kind of blessed tramping girl in the forest..."

&show mt normal pioneer at right&

&extend "There's nothing to talk about until she comes here - ."

&ssunl "That's exactly what we thought. Now we will have to steal."

&mt "Do what you want - steal, lasso or harpoon. I wait."

&me "...Ok, let's try lasso. {w} And when is this check coming, by the way?"

&show mt normal pioneer at right&

&mt "If I only knew! They want to surprise us. They can come right now, they can come in a week. Nobody knows."

&stop music fadeout 5

&me "I doubt that Owl would want to wait a week. {w} Okay, you discuss it with her yourself. Let's go, Alyona."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&hide unl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&play ambience ambience_forest_day fadein 1&

&scene bg ext_path2_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

& "We went out to the edge and moved along the edge of the forest. I tried to find the treasured path, but without success."

&me "That's all, I surrender. You lead."

&

&show unl normal with dspr

&ssunl "To the glade?"

&me "Yes, to your Owlingbox. Or directly to Owl, if you can. "

&ssunl "I can't, but I'll take you to the glade."

#&play music Faraway fadein 4

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&hide unl with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

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

&scene bg ext_polyana_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&play sound sfx_blanket_off_stand

& "Approaching the oak, I caught my foot on something in the grass." with hpunch

& "It turned out that my own bag tried to dump me."

&show unl normal with dspr

&ssunl "What's there?"

&me "Arcadian gifts. From the village. I left them here in the morning and forgot... {w} Well... call Owl. "&

&ssunl "Today we already can't."

&me "Why?"

&show unl sad&

&ssunl "The Owlingbox works only at noon, and no more."

&me "Are you sure? Have you tried?"

&ssunl "Yes. It is somehow connected with the sun."

&me "My dear... Why didn't you tell me this before?"

&"Alena looked guiltily at the ground. I could only sigh. "

& "Actually, you told me. I just remembered. {w} So, for now we are to go?"

&ssunl "Will we call her later?"

&me "Yes. Here is my plan: go to Olga now and tell her not to wait on Owl today."

&ssunl "And what about you?"

&me "Now I'm going home. I will bring Owl here tomorrow. If she won't refuse, of course."

&show unl normal

&ssunl "But how are you going to call her?"

&me "By pulling blue ribbons down? It doesn't sound very difficult to deal with."

&show unl sad&

&ssunl "But it was a secret..."

&me "Well, I'm sorry. Ok, take these mushrooms to compensate."

&show unl normal

&ssunl "Thanks."

&me "...so what? Do you like my plan?"

&ssunl "It's brilliant."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&scene bg ext_path2_day with dissolve

& "I left Alyona on the path to the camp and went to the road right through the forest.

& "My bike was there, and I rode to the village without any problems. "

&window hide

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&play music The_Caretaker fadein 4

&scene bg int_countryhouse_y2_mushrooms with fade2

& "Yesterday's evening repeated completely - we were cleaning and cutting mushrooms and their reinforcements. Good thing that these would be last ones of the season. "

& "Remembering my day, it was tempting to ask the old man if he had a granddaughter living out in the forest, but more jokingly, I still felt that the Owl was not one of his relatives."

& "It was our habit not to discuss family or other personal topics. With my biography, I was quite comfortable with this. "

&"As for Grigoriy, it seemed to me that if even he had a family, they were somewhere very far away. So it his story came out of meager words from neighbors and his own discrepancies."&

&window hide

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

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&show grigory idle with dspr&

&me "Do you know who I met today? You remember Owl, the girl from the forest?"

&grch "I don't know any of such girls."

&me "Well, yes, but I told you..."

&grch "How can I remember everything? I've got a mind like a sieve."

&me "Don't you remember at all? Aren't you even surprised that someone is called Owl?"

&show grigory surprise

&grch "...Who?"

&me "Ok... {w} I asked everyone - nobody knows her here. It's strange."

&show grigory idle&

&grch "There are no girls in the forest. It must be someone from the village fooling you."

&me "There are none in the village, much less someone who'd do that."

&grch "Vacationers..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&show grigory moody

&grch "Why do you cut corners like a drunken rabbi? Come on, clean accurately!"

&show grigory idle

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)&

&hide grigory with dspr

&stop music fadeout 2

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&scene bg wml_ladder_night with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_24 = True

&

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

"In the dead of night, I returned to my hayloft, having set the clock for tomorrow's mission."

&window hide

&$ day_time()

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "day"

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

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 2

&scene bg wml_ladder with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&"As soon as I opened my eyes, I realized that I had overslept. Which was to be expected, since there was no alarm clock in any form. Except, maybe, roosters, but what village boy would pay attention to their crowing?"

& "I had a hard time finding the clock that confirmed my fears - the short shooter had already passed for eleven."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&play music temptations fadein 3

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

&scene bg ss_countryhouse with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_8 = True

&

& "When I was dressed, I rolled the bicycle out from the barn, but my stomach asked me loudly to wait a bit longer with the start. The day ahead could go long and hungry."

& "There was no time for a full breakfast, but I rushed into the house, hoping to grab a couple of pies."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_day fadein 1

&scene bg ss_countryhouse_y2

&with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&show grigory smile2 with dspr

&grch "Oh! Good afternoon!"

&me "Good! I'm going to the camp right now! I'm late!"

&grch "OK, won't keep you in suspense then."

&show grigory wink2&

& "The old man took out a colorful envelope from behind his back."

&me "Great! {w}Oh, such a wrong time... I don't have a moment."

&show grigory smile2&

&grch "Leave it here, I will guard it."

&me "Hmm... No, I'd better take it with me!"

&show grigory idle2

& grch "Why? I was a commandant in Germany after the war. The camp with the most prisoners from that war. {w} That's what I was really watching over, you know!"

&show grigory moody2

&grch "And here is just a letter. Do you think I can't handle this?" &

&me "...I believe in your guarding abilities very much! But... just let it be with me. Just in case I find a minute to read. "

& "I hid the envelope in my bosom."

&show grigory surprise with dspr&

&grch "Then do not whine when you lose it."

&me "I won't lose it! Ok, I have to hurry!"

&show grigory idle&

&grch "Hold on. Would you like to take the mushrooms?"

&me "Mushrooms... they'll go bad in the camp. Their stomachs are weak. Here's something else..."

& "I pointed to the bucket with pies. Grigoriy dropped it into a paper bag without talking, put it into another and hung the strap around my neck. "

&show grigory smile

&grch "Good luck!"

&me "Thank you!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&scene bg ss_countryside with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_9 = True&

&

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&play sound_loop bike_walking fadein 5

& "Having rolled the bike onto a bumpy path, I fixed the bag on the rack more securely, seated myself and gently pushed forward."

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&show bg ext_road_day

&show bigbike_hands

&with dissolve

&play sound bike_bell

& "After reaching the highway it was possible to ride faster - no more potholes and dusty puddles. Although, I had to hold the letter under my shirt, but this was not a problem, even gave me strength."

&stop music fadeout 5&

& "I was looking forward to reading it somewhere under the shady oak, while Owl hurried to the glade at my signal."

&stop sound_loop fadeout 5

& "I reached the camp as quickly as possible and without incident."

&window hide

&scene bg ext_no_bus_ms_day with dissolve

& "But at the gate a surprise waited for me - a red Moskvich of unknown origin. This was an occasion to think about it. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&show gustav normal with dspr

&gust "Are the auditors already here?"

&me "It seems like it... {w} Or not? That leader Sasha could have come back."

&gust "He could. We have to check this out."

&me "Sneak into the camp? No time for this - we'll miss the window for meeting with Owl."

&gust "Do you want to bring her, anyway?"

&me "I'll call her while it is possible. We'll sort it out later."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&hide gustav with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&scene bg ext_path2_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

& "And again, the path was not found right away. I spent my bonus time saved by fast driving, but I still had time on time on the glade."

&scene bg ext_polyana_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&show gustav normal with dspr&

&gust "Get in there and level the blue ribbons."

&me "I know myself..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&play silent ss_who_are_you fadein 1

&scene cg owlnest with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_134 = True

&

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&me "So ... Let's see!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&me "...They won't move. Something is interfering."

&show gustav normal with dspr&

&gust "Pull harder!"

&me "I can't pull harder - I'll tear them up... {w} No, that's definitely not the case."

&gust "Then run for Alyona!"

&me "No time for this! What do I have to do?!"

&gust "Try to pull other ribbons!"

&sowl "You need the reds, too."

&me "Come on... {w} Really! Well done!"

&gust "It seems I did not say it."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&me "Oh."

&window hide

&hide gustav

&stop silent fadeout 5

&scene bg ext_polyana_day&

&show owl normal undr

&with dissolve

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

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&show owl widesmile undr&

&sowl "I decided that I do need a boat."

&me "Yeah, hello... I remember that."

&show owl smile undr

&sowl "To be honest, yours really do not suit me. I have to go to the craftsmen, they make good ones there."

&play music Marmalade_Fires fadein 5&

&me "...I don't understand. You don't need our boat?"

&show owl normal undr&

& sowl "I do need. I can get to the craftsmen on your boat. The way there by foot takes two days longer than on the river."

&me "So you go there by our boat and then you return it, right?"

&show owl smile undr&

&sowl "You understand right. Deal?" &

&me "The counselor asks you to come to the camp. It's her condition."

&show owl unsure undr

&sowl "Owl doesn't go to the camp."

&me "...I don't understand, what are we talking about at all, then? We need you there!"

&show owl upset undr with dspr&

&sowl "She doesn't."

&me "Ok... Owl doesn't go... But we do not need Owl, anyway! You'll be another girl."

&show owl guilty undr&

&sowl "What girl?"

&me "What is her name... Nastya, it seems? You'll be her."

&show owl normal undr with dspr

&sowl "No, I do not want that name!"

&me "Oh, come on, it's just a game! Well, what name do you want?"

&window hide

&show owl unsure undr with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&show owl normal undr with dspr

&sowl "I want to be like a grandmother - Anastasia."

&me "... Sold! {w} But do you know that they're both the same name?"

&show owl unsure undr&

&sowl "I do not agree with Nastya, this is the name of a wench."

&me "Well, excuse me, Your Majesty."

&show owl surprise undr with dspr

&sowl "Just... No one would call my grandmother a Nastya."

&me "...As you wish, I don't mind. Are you ready to go to the camp, Anastasia?"

&show owl unsure undr with dspr&

&sowl "But I still look like Owl."

& "She pulled her off-season jacket with annoyance."

&show owl normal undr&

&me "I'll get the uniform for you. For both of us. Let's go."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&scene bg ext_path_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&&

& "At the edge of the forest, Owl stopped abruptly and shook her head." &

&me "What is it?"

&show owl unsure undr with dspr&

&sowl "It's the camp."

&me "...See that little house of the camp leader? We'll go there. It's just a short walk."

&show owl normal undr

&sowl "It's in the camp."

&me "In the camp, but it's almost a forest! The very edge."

&sowl "I cannot go there."

&me "Listen, no one will touch you! Or say a word... But if they do, I'll take care of everything.

&sowl "I can't..."

&show owl unsure undr&

& "Owl picked a daisy and began to pluck the petals slowly."

&me "Look, who's going to see us? Nobody's here! Let's be brave!"

& "Camomile was over. Owl stood still for a while, then hesitantly nodded."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&hide owl with dspr&

& "We wandered forward. Olga Dmitrievna's house already loomed before us. "

&window hide&

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&stop music fadeout 3

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 1

&scene bg ext_house_of_mt_day with dissolve

& "We were close to success, but at the very threshold we were hailed."

&window hide

&show owl normal undr at right with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

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

&play music Lou_Free

&show evw smile at cleft with dspr&

& "A middle-aged woman was hurrying to us. Her dry and stern features didn't presage a bright future for us. "

&show evw happy at cleft&

&evwun "Wait, comrades! Are you from this camp?"

&show owl unsure undr at right&

&me "Yes. And you?"

&show evw surprise at cleft&

&evwun "Me? This morning I was introduced to the whole camp. Where have you been?"

& "My little bit of boldness turned out to be a great folly."

&show evw smile at cleft&

&evwun "Not at the meeting, obviously?"

&me "...Meetings are for pioneers. The staff have more important things to do. "

&show owl normal undr at right&

&evwun "And they acquainted me with the staff, too. And who, may I ask, are you, young man? A pioneer leader? "

&"I nodded unwillingly."

&evwun "Well, you are not a border guard of any kind: you do not have any affairs more important than the meeting. {w} What's your name?"

&show owl unsure undr at right&

&me "...Pavel."

&evwun "Very well... {w}And yours, girl?"

&show owl scared undr at right&

&show evw normal at cleft

&with dspr&

& "The Owl looked at me in panic and backed away toward the forest." &

&me "It's Anastasia."

&show owl surprise undr at right&

&evwun "From what group are you? {w} And you keep silent, young man. Let her tell it herself. "

&me "...She won't tell."&

&evwun "Why? From what group is she?"

&me "From Gryffindor!"

&show evw surprise at cleft&

&evwun "What!?"

&me "We do not know who you are, but chatting is helping the enemy, you know! So she won't say anything. Well done, Anastasia!"

&show owl smile undr at right with dspr

&show evw smile at cleft&

&evwun "Ah ... Do not worry then. I'm Nadezhda Markovna - your public inspector. You can trust me. And have to."

&me "Okay... Well... Have a nice day."

& "I tried to make a step to the door."

&evw "Wait a minute. Why are you two not in uniform?"

&show owl unsure undr at right&

&me "Because... We're not in the parade. We can skip being dressed up."

&show evw normal at cleft&

&evw "You cannot skip. This camp was introduced as an exemplary one. "

&th "Who came come up with that crazy idea?"

&evw "And you are first whom I see not in the uniform here. And you go together... An interesting coincidence."

&show owl normal undr at right&

&me "No coincidence. Our uniforms... have gotten wet!"

&show evw surprise at cleft&

&evw "Really? Has it been raining?"

&me "No..."

& "Owl pulled me by the sleeve."

&sowl "What about the boat?.."

& "I quickly jerked her back, calling with eyes to keep her mouth shut."

&show owl upset undr at right with dspr

&evw "What about the boat?"

&me "The boat... Yes! We were on the lake and our boat overturned! That's why everything has gotten wet."

& vw "How did it happen... Bad inventory?"

&me "No, no, we just don't know how to row. The boat is good, reliable... {w} A bit morally outdated, maybe. I think we'll soon write it down."

&show evw normal at cleft&

& "I winked to Owl."

&show owl guilty undr at right&

&evw "Was your incident before or after the meeting?"

&show evw smile at cleft&

&extend "Or instead?"

&me "What, an incident? Just a small case."

&evw "But you answer."

&me "...I will not."

&show evw normal at cleft&

&extend "Inflating scandals because of such nonsense? I don't want to assist in such things."

&show owl upset undr at right&

&evw "Young man, your main task as a pioneer leader is to maintain discipline. Do you agree?"

&me "Yes..."

&evw "So I want to find out how you manage. That's why I ask. And what do I see here? "

&me "What?"

&evw "While everyone is busy, at least by our inspection, you're riding with a girl on a boat, and now you are walking with her... And look how she is dressed!"

&show evw angry at cleft

&show owl surprise undr at right

&with dspr

&me "...How?"

&evw "She's practically naked! The skirt of a pioneer girl must not be above the knee!"

&me "But this is not a skirt..."

&evw "Yes, so we have a pioneer without a skirt or pants. And you approve it."

&me "No, I..."

&evw "You overlook it."

&show owl unsure undr at right with dspr&

&me "I do not look there... at it. {w} We were just going to get new uniforms, and here you are."

&show evw normal at cleft&

&evw "...Go. I recommend you to devote your time to other pioneers too, comrade leader. Even if you are more interested in undressed ones."

&show owl normal undr at right&

&th "Geez."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide evw with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&window show

&"The inspector decided not go far way, but settled on a bench near a neighbouring house. Now she did not hesitate to watch us from there. "

& "I did not want to appear to our unsuspecting leader like that, but there was no other choice."

& "Treading on the threshold, I ventured to knock."

&play sound sfx_knock_door7_polite&

&th "Now I'm going to be called Semyon and everything is lost."

&"..."

& "No one answered, I noticed that the door is not locked, but it was not worth it to enter without an invitation. A little cunning came to mind."

&stop music fadeout 5

&me "It's Anastasia and me! We came to take new uniform! May we come in?"

&hide owl with dspr

& "Having pretended that they answered me again from inside, I opened the door a bit, let Owl in and followed separately."

&window hide

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_day fadein 1

&scene bg int_house_of_mt_day with dissolve

&play sound sfx_close_door_1

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

& "Once inside, I immediately locked the door behind us."

&show owl normal undr with dspr

&

&sowl "Nobody here..."

&me "But we are. The uniforms must be somewhere here, too. Let's have a look..."

&me "...Here it is! A whole box!"

&show owl unsure undr

&play music Hideaway fadein 5&

& "Owl looked skeptically at the pile of shirts lined up in front of her."

&me "What? Everything's fine. Not quite new, but it doesn't matter... The problem is somewhere else, now."

&show owl normal undr&

&sowl "Where?"

&me "This aunt hinted at everything ... {w} I feel she will molest us again if she sees us together."

&show owl unsure undr&

&sowl "I do not like her."

&me "Me neither, but it's better not to make her angry. We should somehow separate..."

&show owl surprise undr with dspr&

&sowl "You want to leave me alone?"

&me "Not alone... How about with Alyona?"

&show owl smile undr with dspr&

&sowl "Yes, call her."

&show owl unsure undr&

&extend "But still I do not like it here."

&me "Nobody said that you have to like the camp. A crowd of strangers, always someone commanding, everyone being driven somewhere... A camp is stressful!"

&show owl normal undr&

&sowl "Then why is it needed?"

&me "Well... Stressful situations bring people together. There will be things to remember. And whom to remember. "

&sowl "And whom?"

&me "Depends on our luck. For a week or two you can make good friends ... And not get tired of each other."

&show owl upset undr with dspr&

&sowl "I'm not going to spend a week here!"

&me "Okay ... If you want, you can run away. But right now it's too early."

&window hide

&show owl guilty undr

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&hide owl with dspr

& "After finding clothes to fit, I turned away and began to take off my shirt."

&me "Forgive me that we have to do it like this... If it's embarrassing, then somehow ..."

&sowl "You dropped something."

&me "Oh... Thanks." &

& "I hurriedly picked up the envelope, blaming myself in carelessness. I wanted to open it right now, but the situation was not calm enough for reading."

& "Quickly changing my clothes, I hid the envelope in the same place and turned to Owl. She looked thoughtfully out the window."

&me "Now you need to dress up ... Have you chosen something?"

&show owl normal undr with dspr&

&sowl "They are all the same."

&me "Not exactly. Let's figure it out... {w} Try this."

&show owl unsure undr&

&sowl "I do not wear these."

&me "Skirts? Well, you do now, congratulations. {w} Should I get out?.."

& "Owl had already pulled the skirt to her knees, having managed to get lost in such a simple thing."

&me "Are you putting one on for the first time, or what?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&show owl normal skirt with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1.2)&

&window show

&sowl "What's so funny?"

&me "Nothing. It looks good on you."

&sowl "Put it on, I'll laugh too."

&me "You better use a mirror."

&show owl tender skirt&

&sowl "It's not interesting. Will you?"

&me "Seriously? I can't, I'm sort of... boy."

&show owl normal skirt&

&sowl "I can't either, nor can I go to this camp. Why am I doing everything for you?"

&me "Oh, come on... And if somebody enters? It will be difficult to explain."

&show owl tender skirt&

&sowl "You locked us in. Come on."

&me "... And if I like it too much? Do you want to break my life?"

&show owl surprise skirt with dspr

&sowl "With a skirt? Is it bewitched?" &

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

&me "Nevermind..."

&show owl unsure skirt&&

&extend "I'll put it on, but only in solidarity. And if you were a dude, you would never make me do this! "

&show owl smile skirt&

& "Quickly getting rid of the shorts, I pulled on the first skirt I found."

&show owl widesmile skirt with dspr&

&me "I hope no one looks in the window..."

&sowl "How do you like it?"

&me "Not bad. Loosely... It's a shame to take it down. I envy you."

&show owl smile skirt&

&sowl "You lie."

&me "Absolutely. Put on a shirt and let's find Alyona. "

&hide owl with dspr

& "I turned away again. Owl fumbled for a few minutes before reporting on readiness. "

&window hide

&show owl shy pio at right with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&window show

& me "...With the blouse above?!"

&show owl surprise pio at right

&sowl "Should I put it under?"

&me "No! Take it off completely."

&show owl guilty pio at right with dspr&

&sowl "I will wear it like this."

&me "You are dressed warmer than in winter. You will sweat! "

&show owl upset pio at right&

&sowl "This is not your concern."

&me "You'll surely attract attention. {w} Oh, whatever, don't look at me like that. Here, take the bag. "

&show owl smile pio at right with dspr&

&sowl "...Pies?"

&me "Yes. Eat, and then put the jacket inside, if it becomes hot."

&sowl "Because of pies?"&

&show owl normal pio at right

&play sound sfx_knock_door7_polite&

& "We heard a timid knock on the door."

&me "Who is it?"

&sl "...Semyon, is that you?"

& "I opened the door slightly and almost dragged Slavya into the room."

&show sl surprise pioneer at cleft

&show owl unsure pio at right

&with dspr&

& "There was a large sack in the hands of our guest, from which mysteriously sharp contents protruded in different directions."

&me "Is the inspector still somewhere nearby?"

&sl "She has gone, Zhenya is distracting her! {w} And Olga Dmitrievna isn't here?"

&me "As you can see... And why must she be distracted? What do you have there?"

&sl "...I'll tell you later."

& "Slavya was glancing cautiously at Owl, and she responded the same."

&me "This is Nastya..."

&show owl surprise pio at right with dspr&

&sowl "Anastasia!"

&me "Yes... Is it right that we called her that?"

&sl "What do you mean...? I don't know..."

&show sl smile pioneer at cleft with dspr&

&sl "What's your name?"

&sowl "Owl."

&show sl normal pioneer at cleft

&sl "Owl? And a real name?.."

&window hide

&show owl unsure pio at right with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&window show

&me "It's enough for her to have two names so far."

&sl "I'm confused... Okay, Owl, I'm Slavyana."

&show owl normal pio at right&

&me "And I'm Pavel. Not Semyon, remember."

&sl "Hmm. And what if the real Pavel appears?"

&me "...There will be two Pavels, then! It's too late to think, I've already introduced myself to your Nemesis."

&show sl smile2 pioneer at cleft with dspr&

& "Slavya shrugged and turned to Owl."

&sl "I heard something about you from Alyona... I did not really believe it, to be honest."

&sowl "She said that you are the most beautiful pioneer."

&show sl happy pioneer at cleft&

&sl "Oh... Really?.."

&stop music fadeout 3&

&sowl "No."

&show owl unsure pio at right

&show sl surprise pioneer at cleft with dspr&

&sowl "Alyona is more beautiful."

&window hide

&show sl sad pioneer at cleft with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&window show

&me "Ahem. Slavya, can I have you outside for a minute?" &

&sl "Yeah..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide sl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 1&

&scene bg ext_house_of_mt_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&show sl sad pioneer with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&me "Well, you know who that is, right?"

&sl "Where is she from? From your village?"

&me "Not really, but almost..."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.3, delay=5, channel='ambience')&

&play music Lou_Philosophy fadein 5&

&sl "You saw her yesterday, didn't you? Why didn't you say so? "

&me "So as not to upset Alyona ... {w} You must help us."

&show sl serious pioneer with dspr&

&sl "I always must something."

&me "Ok, you mustn't, but... Who else will help?"

&sl "Why not ask Alyona? Not to upset, again?"

&me "Too simple-minded, it's better not to intervene, otherwise our intrigues will be instantly exposed."

&sl "Yes, she is very naive. {w} And why do people love the naive so much? Because they use them?

&me "What are you talking about? What's wrong with you?"

&sl "And with you?"

&me "Okay, okay... Listen..."

&sl "Yes?"

&me "Did I do something wrong? Did I promise something and forget again?"

&sl "Nothing like that." &

&me "...You are definitely offended by something." &

&sl "No, I'm very happy. {w} Especially for you, that your new friends are better than the old ones."

&me "What other... Slavya! You are my main ally here."

&sl "Ally. Such an honor."

&me "And a friend. Did you think that I turned away from you somehow?.. {w} I just..."

&sl "Just?"

&me "I thought you were fine. You're always fine." &

&show sl sad pioneer with dspr&&

&sl "Always?.. Such people do not exist. {w} And I'm not a robot, by the way. I'm a person."

&me "As if I forgot this. For me, there is nobody closer than you here. "

&sl "It's hard to believe."

&me "So, it's my fault... But now, could you tell me what happened?"

&show sl surprise pioneer

&sl "But nothing happened like that."

&show sl sad pioneer&

&extend "Just a little upset, that's all." &

&me "Because of Owl? That's really not worth it. {W} Do you want me to send her back to the forest? Just say the word."

&sl "Well... There is no need to be so radical, probably... If you speak with candour." &

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show sl surprise pioneer with dspr

&sl "Wait. Back to the forest, you said? Is that where you found her?"

&me "Well, yes, but it does not matter... The main thing is that she is a trustworthy person."

&sl "Are you so sure?"

&me "Yes, she is a good, quick-witted girl. But she needs help."

&sl "With what?"

&me "She's... a little wild... Savage, in a good way. This is all new to her - a camp, pioneers..."

&show sl normal pioneer with dspr

&sl "An interesting case."

&me "Very. And you will not be bored if you want to look after her..."

& "Slavya sighed, wrapping a braid on her arm."

&sl "But she doesn't really like me, it seems."

&me "Why? She has a little lack of tact... But she did not want to offend you, really."

&sl "...Eh. Okay, let's see. {w} We're lucky that I live alone in the cabin now. Or has she already been settled somewhere?"

&me "No, no, no! It's great! Thank you!"

&show sl smile pioneer&

&sl "Your responsibility!"

& "Slavya jokingly wagged her finger."

&me "Yeah... By the way, what's in the bag?"

&show sl surprise pioneer with dspr&

&sl "This?.."

&me "All sorts of garbage, I suppose?"

&sl "Well, yes, garbage. How do you know?"

&me "I don't know... What kind of garbage?"

&show sl smile pioneer with dspr&

&sl "As you have said - all types of it. All seditious things from the cabins are collected here. Cosmetics, slingshots, petards... Even sweets."

&me "Because of the inspection?"

&sl "Yes. Let Olga Dmitrievna hide it."

&me "Are you going to leave the bag in the house?"

&show sl normal pioneer&

&stop music fadeout 7

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

&sl "Well... No, it's better to be deliver this thing personally. Just in case."

&me "That's right. And what about Owl, should I call her? Let's take her to your house?"

&show sl smile pioneer

&sl "Uh... Right now? Just like this?"

&me "What's stopping us?"

&show sl shy pioneer with dspr&

&sl "First, I have to say something."

&me "Hmm?"

&sl "It's not easy... But it's better if it will be me, than someone else..."

&me "Speak then."

&play music the_tunnels

&show sl laugh pioneer

&sl "You're wearing a skirt."

&me "Hoots!"

&show sl smile2 pioneer&

&sl "You did not have shorts, poor boy?"

&me "And you were silent? What if that shrew appeared?"

&window hide

&stop ambience fadeout 2

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&hide sl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&play sound sfx_open_door_1

&scene bg int_house_of_mt_day

&show owl surprise pio at cleft

&with dissolve

& "I ran into the house and flopped down on the bunk near Owl, grabbed the first shorts I could, and pulled them straight under my skirt. Slavya was quickly there, rolling on the floor laughing."

&show owl laugh pio at cleft

&show sl laugh pioneer at right

&with dspr&

& "Owl also appreciated my combination, but I did not plan to leave it - as soon as the shorts covered what they had to, the skirt was immediately removed."

&me "Show is over!"

&stop music fadeout 3&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&$ day_time()

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "day"

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 1&

&scene bg ext_house_of_sl_day with fade

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

& "Five minutes later, we approached Slavya's cabin."

&show owl normal pio at cleft&

&show sl smile pioneer at right

&with dspr&

&me "Here it is, Anastasia. Your new home."

&show sl normal pioneer at right&

&sowl "How can this be a home at all?"

&me "What's wrong?"

&sowl "It's not a house for sure. More like the barrel or big snapper on a ferret. It does not even have a stove, right?"

&me "Why the stove? It won't be cold."

&sl "I can bring a heater. And more blankets..."

&voice "Comrade Leader!"

&show sl surprise pioneer at right

&show owl upset pio at cleft

&with dspr&

& "A familiar voice called out to me. Joyfully waving to us, the inspector quickly approached from the path. "

&me "Go into the house, Slavya! And for Christ's sake, hide this sack."

& "Slavya was already pulling Owl inside, even without my prompts."

&window hide

&hide sl

&hide owl

&with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&play sound sfx_close_door_campus_1&

&$ renpy.pause (1.3)

&show evw happy with dspr

&window show

&evw "I made inquiries about you, Pavel. And you know, it's an amazing thing!"

&me "...What?"

&show evw smile

&evw "It turns out that you are one of, uhm... my sister's wards? Of Lyubov Markovna?"

&me "Ah... Well yeah... {w} It's a great honor to be her ward!"

&show evw happy&

&evw "True? Many young people are embarrassed that they came from these institutions."

&stop ambience fadeout 7

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.4, delay=0, channel='ss_mus')&

&play ss_mus Dont_Be_Afraid fadein 4&

&show evw smile&

&me "Not me. I'm generally proud of our institutions... Any kind."

&evw "Praiseworthy. You know, Lyuba - she's not like me... She's strict. Making you sweat water and blood there?"

&me "No, no, not really... {w=.5} Just a little. {w} Only when necessary."

&evw "Yes, this is an important quench."

&show evw happy

&extend "And I, I confess, suspected you of a lack of discipline. Have I mistaken?"

&me "Yes!"

&show evw normal&

&me "I mean, no, you are right... But what if it's only for show? Ostentatious?

&show evw surprise

&evw "How is it? Why?"

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.6, delay=3, channel='ss_mus')&

&me "It might be like... working undercover. Do you understand me?"

&show evw smile&

&evw "Not really, explain."

& "I lowered my voice to a whisper."

&me "This camp is... so to speak, the perfect fruit... {w} rotten inside!"

&show evw surprise&

&evw "Has it really come to that?"

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

&me "It's like that. I'll say more - there's a dangerous virus of unbridled disobedience here... Among the pioneers... {w} and among the leaders!"

&evw "And leaders?!"

&me "Yes. But to find out everything, I need to be one of the guys. They must believe in me. "

&show evw smile&

&"The inspector nodded."

&me "So I behave ... informally. Let them consider me a rebel."

&evw "That's it. And how else are you rebelling?"

&me "Well... For example, I like to be called by other people's names. Semyon, in particular. Did you hear that name here? "

&evw "It seems. But why is it so? Is it some kind of game?"

&me "...Sort of. The pioneers repeat after me, it confuses everyone. "

&show evw normal&

&evw "But what is the point?"

&me "They have fun... And I have a benefit - I look and remember who likes this confusion."

&evw "...And if someone likes it?"

&me "Then there is a hidden propensity for disorder. And that is the path to chaos and anarchy."

&show evw smile&

&evw "Is it that serious?"

&me "This is my conviction. If we do not recognize this infection in childhood, it will develop into dangerous forms. It is necessary to identify all patients so that one day we can... "

&play sound sfx_face_slap

&show evw surprise

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

& "I slapped my fist in the palm of my hand." &

&me "Strike! Deal with all of them at once!"

&evw "With the pioneers?"

&me "And with the leaders! The most severe administrative method."

&show evw happy

&evw "Sounds good! And specifically? What methods are we talking about?"

&me "...I do not know, it's up to you to decide. Some of them are still children... We can't flog them, right? "

&show evw smile

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=3, channel='ss_mus')&

&evw "No way." &

&me "Families and educators can deal with the youngest ones. It is only necessary to guide them."

&evw "I see you are a worthy pupil of Lubov' Markovna."

&me "I do my best."

&evw "But could you share your... observations? Findings? At least about the leaders?"

&me "With you? Oh, I could... And I want to! So many things!"

&show evw happy&

&evw "So come on!"

&me "...You see, this is for me like an exam. Or even a thesis. But first I must finish it and do it on my own."

&show evw normal&

&evw "And I cannot look at your records?"

&me "I don't write them, otherwise others will have noticed. For now everything is in my head. I'll take up the report when I draw up the full picture."

&evw "Yes?.. And when exactly?"

&me "At the end of the session. After that I'll send a copy to you if you want."

&show evw happy&

&evw "Brilliant! "Pravda" will write about you."

&me "You are too kind. The order and discipline for future sessions is all I want. "

&show evw smile&

&evw "Everyone should have your zeal. And inventiveness."

&show evw normal&

&extend "Oh. And do I have any sense in continuing to check? We do one job..."

&me "Sure! In case I miss some detail."

&show evw smile&

&evw "I did not expect any other answer."

& "Nadezhda Markovna factitiously sighed."

&evw "In truth, the camp seemed quite bearable to me. And now you say that everything is bad. Am I losing my grip... "

&me "No way! {w} Maybe you need a little rest."

&evw "Do you think? Perhaps this isn't the worst place for recreation..."

&play sound sfx_open_door_2

& "The door of the house opened slightly - Slavya came to us."

&show sl sad pioneer at fright with dspr

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

&evw "Slavya, I remember correctly? And how do you think? Should I take a breather?"

&show sl surprise pioneer at fright&

&sl "Sure... What's a breather?"

&evw "Everybody says that the camp is fine and I can skip checking it any further. Is everything so good?"

&sl "Pretty good, I think."

&evw "As well as to Pavel... By the way, how do you call Pavel or Semyon?"

&show sl scared pioneer at fright with dspr&

& "Here she caught poor Slavya by surprise. I tried to take a carefree appearance that she would answer anything, but she only looked at me in bewilderment. "

&show evw happy

&evw "Oh, do not be so shy! Do you think I'm playing a trick on you?"

&me "That would be useless. Slavya is an exemplary pioneer. {w} Komsomolka, I mean. "

&evw "I do trust you."

&show evw smile&

&extend "How long have you been visiting Sovyonok?"

&show sl serious pioneer at fright with dspr&

&sl "Some years. And two of them as a leader."

&evw "So you are quite native here... And you, Pavel?"

&me "I ... {w} You are questioning us again! You just said that you wanted to rest."

&show evw happy&

&evw "Oh, well, forgive me. A habit!"

&show sl normal pioneer at fright

&show evw smile&

&sl "It's bad to rest on your feet. Shall we go into the cabin? Have a cup of tea. "&

&evw "Lunch is coming..."

&show evw happy&

&evw "Okay! Let's look at the living space of the exemplary pioneer."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&hide sl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&hide evw with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

& "Letting the ladies go forward, I saw the model room last."

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_day fadein 1

&scene bg int_house_of_sl_day with dspr&

& "Owl sat on the left with the most innocent look. A neatly folded empty sack lay next to her, the rest of the place on the bunk was occupied by the most strange things."

& "There were rusty nails, magazines with ladies in a bikini, a dried toad, several steel bearings, imported chewing gum, and even a real dollar. And a whole arsenal of weapons - from slingshots and petards to a wooden pistol and a whip."

& "I turned my eyes to the no less colorful table, filled with purses and boxes - undoubted beauticians, as well as their contents. Between the vials and the bottles, candy lay in abundance. "

& "In the center of the exposition was a vase, beautifully stuffed with a bud of cigarettes."

&stop ss_mus fadeout 5&

& "Slavya looked at me with a silent request to finish her off, and then fell into a free bed helplessly. The inspector bent over the exhibition bunk and studied one article after another with interest, holding her glasses in her hand. She was so passionate about exposure that we got time to whisper a little. "

&window hide

&show sl scared pioneer close at right with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&window show

&me "How did this happen?"

&sl "I don't know, it was her."

&me "Owl? What did you tell her?"

&sl "Nothing! {w} She said she was getting her things out."

&me "...Her things? She does not have things."

&show sl surprise pioneer close at right&

&sl "She came with a bag!"

&me "There's only pies inside... It turns out you put your bag and ..."

&sl "I hid it!"

&me "...And said \"get things out \"?"

&show sl angry pioneer close&

&sl "Yes!"

&me "Well, that's exactly what she did."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&show sl sad pioneer close at right with dspr&

&sl "It's a nightmare..."

&window hide

&stop ambience fadeout 3

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

&play ss_mus Dont_Be_Afraid fadein 3

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&show evw happy at left with dspr&

&evw "Hah! And even this is here."

&window hide

&show sl sad pioneer at right with dspr&

&me "...What don't the kids have, right?"

&evw "Yes... It's a real exhibition."

&show evw smile at left

&extend "Have you prepared this surprise for me?" &

&me "Surprise... Well, yes, of course! And play a trick on Slavya at the same time!"

&show sl surprise pioneer at right

&show evw happy at left&

&evw "Oh, Slavya, why are you so pale? Don't worry so much!"

&sl "...No?"

&show evw smile at left&

&evw "It's great - to shake pioneer's pockets out. The only thing I do not see here is alcohol."

&sl "There wasn't any."

& "The inspector patted Slavya on the bough." &

&evw "You have to look better, darling. But you still did a good job."

&play sound sfx_dinner_horn_processed

&show evw surprise at left&

&evw "Is this a signal for lunch?"

&show evw smile at left&

&evw "That's good. I'm already hungry. {w} Are you going?" "

&stop ss_mus fadeout 5

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_day fadein 5

& "Owl continued to sit with an absent look, Slavya frozen in apathy."

&me "We're going... But we have to clean up here first."

&evw "Ok. And I'll visit you once again. You promised me tea."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&hide evw with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&play sound sfx_close_door_1&

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&stop ambience fadeout 3

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

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

&play music Lou_Inspired

&show sl angry pioneer at right with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window show&

&sl "Did you do that to spite us?"

&window hide

&show owl surprise pio at cleft with dspr

&window show

&sowl "...What?"

&sl "Took out all the things that we hid from her!"

&sowl "You asked."

&show owl scared pio at cleft&

&sl "No! Have you no idea at all? Or are you kidding us?"

&me "Calm down. Everything is fine."

&sl "Nothing is fine! She is writing down everything she doesn't like! She keeps a list of things that she considers harmful. Can you imagine how much longer it just became?"

&show owl unsure pio at cleft with dspr

&me "I see... But it doesn't matter, everything is under my control."

&sl "How is that?"

&me "She considers me her agent and expects that I will give her all the compromising information."

&sl "Oh, you two gave it already! The full bag of it!"

&me "Nonsense. I will allay her suspicions. Be patient and everything will be all right."

&sl "Yes? You are an agent... Do you think she believes you?"

&me "Well..."

&sl "And then why is she continuing to interrogate? No, she's too cunning. She's using you."

&show owl normal pio at cleft&

&sowl "Can I take a boat?"

&show sl serious pioneer at right

&ss_voices "No!"

&window hide

&show owl surprise pio at cleft

&with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&show sl smile pioneer at right with dspr&

&window show

&stop music fadeout 5

& "Slavya could not help but smile after our one-sided reply."

&show sl normal pioneer at right&

&sl "Okay, it doesn't matter now... Let's go eat something, it's lunch."

&window hide

&stop ambience fadeout 2

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&play ambience ambience_medium_crowd_outdoors&

&scene bg ext_dining_hall_away_day

&with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&show sl normal pioneer at right

&with dspr

&show owl normal pio at cleft with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

&sl "Look, there's Olga Dmitrievna on the porch."

&me "There's the inspector nearby. It's better not to disturb them... Olga hasn't even seen Owl yet."

&sl "She doesn't even know about you?"

&me "Nope... Nobody knew that me and Owl would be needed today."

&show sl surprise pioneer at right with dspr

&sl "Hmm. But I had breakfast with them - so they must be expecting me at lunch. And you too, as long as you are a pioneer leader."

&me "They will deal with it perfectly without me. But you go. Be careful."

&show sl normal pioneer at right with dspr

&"Slavya turned to Owl."

&sl "Have you remembered where our cabin is? Wait for me there after lunch. But don't touch anything, I beg you!"

&show owl unsure pio at cleft&

&sowl "Where is Alyona?"

&me "...Go, Slavya. The canteen is already open."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide sl with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&show owl widesmile pio at cleft

&play music Marmalade_Fires fadein 5

&sowl "Here she is! Alyona!"

&me "Don't scream."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&scene bg ext_dining_hall_near_day

&show unl normal at right

&show owl widesmile pio at center

&with dissolve

&ssunl "Hello!"

&show owl laugh pio at center with dspr&

& "The girls embraced, then smiled at each other, sometimes laughing for no reason."

& "It was nice to see some happy faces for a while. Before that, the camp seemed to be a place where everyone around only rattled with their important deeds and problems. "

& "I'd already thought that there was some kind of disturbing anomaly around me, but now these two sincerely rejoiced at each other, and with them I couldn't help but smile too."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&play ambience ambience_dining_hall_full fadein 2

&scene bg int_dining_hall_people_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

& "Fortunately, Alyona's table, for which we passed, was quite far from the congregation of leaders." The inspector was sitting with her back to us all. "

&show owl unsure pio at center

&show unl normal at right

&with dspr

& "Having convinced ourselves that we had no external threats, I undertook serving at the table. Owl looked at the plates that appeared before her in disbelief: today there was a fish soup, buckwheat with meat, and a pie with jam for dessert. "

&me "Take a spoon and eat. You... Do you know how to use a spoon?"

&show owl normal pio at center&

& "After answering me with a stern look, Owl took the plate and started eating. Cutlery was obviously not new to her. "

&me "...In my opinion, everything is delicious. And you don't need to wash the dishes. Isn't it good?"

&sowl "I like soup."

&me "That's nice. {w} And what don't you like?"

&sowl "That me and Alyona are not staying together."

&me "You mean in the cabin?.. And with whom do you live, Alyona?"

&ssunl "With Miku."

&me "Is she in the camp? I haven't seen her... {w} And I don't now. Which table is hers?"

&ssunl "This one."

&me "Ours?"

&stop music fadeout 6&

& "I looked around and even under the table, just in case."

&me "Well, where is she? Late?"

&ssunl "I don't know."

&sowl "Can we go to see the boats, then? I've seen them from afar only."

&show owl smile pio at center&

&me "Ok. Listen... I want to ask you..."

&play music Vesperia_Part_Three fadein 5

&sowl "Yes?"

&me "Do you remember the winter... The thing you said to me at the end? Before you ran away."

&show owl normal pio at center&

&sowl "I had said a lot."

&me "About the most important thing from my dream. I thought about it a lot. "

&show owl unsure pio at center&

&sowl "I do not know anything about your dream."

&me "You said the last thing you see is the most important thing."

&sowl "So it is."

&if ss_paperplain == True:

&& me "Yes. And the last was... and I'm pretty sure... {w} A paper airplane."

&else:

&& me "Yes. And the last was... and I'm pretty sure... {w} The fallen pendant, the airplane. "&

&show owl upset pio at center with dspr&

&sowl "I cannot interpret things."

&show unl sad at right&

&me "And do not have to! I can do it perfectly myself. It's obvious what that means - the falling plane, what else. "

&show owl guilty pio at center&

&sowl "Maybe."

&me "Listen, if this is a warning... Can we somehow prevent the calamity, avoid it?"

&show owl sad pio at center&

& "Owl shrugged."

&me "I would not have seen anything that would be solved without me, would I?"

&ssunl "Had you seen the future in your dream?"

&me "It looks like."

&show owl normal pio at center with dspr&

&sowl "...It depends on you, yes."

&show unl normal at right&

&me "Are you sure?"

&sowl "I remember things happening that way. But the choice is not always visible ..."

&me "I can't imagine what it might look like. Me and planes? I'm not flying anywhere at all."

&ssunl "What if somebody invites you somewhere? .."

&me "And I just give in? And my prophecy will play out? It's too easy."

&stop music fadeout 5&

&show unl sad at right&

&ssunl "Samantha flew to us ..."

&me "I wrote to her many times so that she must not fly. What should I do? Write twice as often? "&

& "An embarrassed girl approached our table. I recognized another old acquaintance."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.55, delay=0, channel='music')&

&play music Flicker fadein 5

&window hide

&show owl unsure pio at center

&show mi grin pioneer at fleft

&with dspr

&mi "Oh... Can I?.. I always sit here..." &

&me "You are welcome! Hello!"

&show unl normal at right&

&mi "Semyon! Well, I heard that you are in the camp, but somehow didn't believe it!"

&me "Well... Likewise."

&show owl normal pio at center

&show mi happy pioneer at fleft&

&mi "This bird Alyona can say a lot... Forty-chatter, hee-hee!"

&show mi smile pioneer at fleft&

&me "Beware, she is supposedly somewhere here. And this is her friend - Anastasia."

&mi "Hello! I'm Miku."

&show owl smile pio at center&

&sowl "I'm Owl."

&mi "I'm not an early bird either! But still not a night owl."

&show mi upset pioneer at fleft with dspr

&mi "To be honest, I like to go to bed early and get up late... What am I then? {w}An owly bird?"

&show mi normal pioneer at fleft

&mi "Doesn't matter. Owl, then? {w} I haven't seen you before! Do you always dress like this?"

&show owl unsure pio at center&

&sowl "No. I was told to wear it."

&show mi upset pioneer at fleft&

&mi "Who said? Him?"

&show mi grin pioneer at fleft&

&mi "So you dress up girls now? The best always goes to Semyon, hee hee!"

&me "I do not dress up. And it's not my job..."

&ssunl "Semyon dressed up Owl very well."

&show owl shy pio at center with dspr&

&me "I did not dress up anybody!"

&

&mi "Well done, Semyon! But to dress up somebody, you have to undress first, hee-heeh!"

&me "I did not undress anyone! {w} Really?"

&show owl normal pio at center&

&"Owl nodded."

&sowl "I refused to undress."

&window hide

&show mi scared pioneer at fleft with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&window show&

&me "What? She's talking about the blouse! {w} You're always naked anyway, how else could I undress you?"

&show owl surprise pio at center&

&sowl "Not always at all!"

&me "And when we slept together, you even..."

&show mi surprise pioneer at fleft&

&extend "Oh, come on!"

&show mi dontlike pioneer at fleft&

&mi "Wow! Does Slavya know?"

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

& "I waved away the chatterbox and turned to a glass of strawberry kissel. Miku also had to take a break for food - our plates were already empty. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&show mi normal pioneer at fleft

&show owl normal pio at center

&with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

&window show

&mi "But seriously? How are you doing with her?"

&me "With Slavya? And what are we?.."

&mi "About which people are talking about."

&show unl upset at right&

&me "Don't fabricate. Joke about me, but don't touch Slavya."

&show mi serious pioneer at fleft&

&mi "What jokes are you talking about? Have you settled next to the camp to get closer to her? And she also comes here every year for a reason. "

&me "It's empty gossip, unfortunately."

&show unl normal at right

&show mi upset pioneer at fleft&

&mi "Really? Why is it so bad, Semyon?"

&me "It's okay."

&show mi sad pioneer at fleft with dspr

&mi "Maybe you don't know? She has said it is her last shift here."

&show owl unsure pio at center&

&me "Why the last one? No, I have not heard about it..."

&mi "Better ask her yourself."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&show mi normal pioneer at fleft

& "Dinner was coming to an end. Having risen from the table, I once again looked in the direction of the authorities and caught Olga Dmitrievna's gaze. She waved to me, inviting me to come."

&me "Alyona, take Owl to Slavya's house, please. Could you wait for me there?"

&show owl normal pio at center&

&sowl "But we wanted to see the boats."

&me "We'll look at them later."

&stop music fadeout 7&

&sowl "Later again!"

&show unl sad at right&

&ssunl "Slavya is standing with the leaders... It will take a long time."

&me "Okay, go down to the pier... But don't swim anywhere without me!"

&show unl normal at right&

&show owl widesmile pio at center

&ssunl "Ok!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&hide unl

&hide owl

&hide mi

&with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&play ambience ambience_dining_hall_empty fadein 1

& "Olga Dmitrievna broke away from the circle of people and stepped forward to meet me."

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

&play music No_Cats fadein 3

&show mt normal pioneer with dspr

&mt "Sem... Pa..."

&me "Learning Japanese?"

&show mt angry pioneer

&mt "Pa-vel! What kind of amateur performance club is this? Is it what we have agreed to do?

&me "I had to take a chance, otherwise it wouldn't work out. It's that, or cancel. "

&show mt sad pioneer&

&mt "It has to be cancelled, then! This homemade missus Marple... Sits and mumbles something about your Nastya, and there's nothing for us to answer... And about you, too!"

&me "But is everything all right? And Slavya has been with you, she knows everything..."

&mt "All right?! I'm in a panic! The whole camp calls you Semyon!"

&me "I explained that to her. It's all a piece of cake, don't worry. She hasn't many chances to catch us."

&mt "You take a lot on yourself. It will bring us problems..."

&me "Will she stay here long?"

&show mt normal pioneer&

&mt "Fortunately not. She is leaving tomorrow."

&me "No problems, then. We'll easily keep it up 'til tomorrow."

& "Slavya came up to us from the table of counselors and touched Olga Dmitrievna on the shoulder."

&show sl serious pioneer at fright with dspr&

&sl "Nadezhda Markovna asks for more papers..."

&show mt surprise pioneer&

&mt "Very bad!"

&show mt normal pioneer&

&extend "Although, it's okay. Better to let her dig in the papers than snoop around the camp..."

&sl "I really don't know what's worse!"

&extend "And where's your girl, Semyon?"

&me "Don't call her that."

&show mt grin pioneer with dspr

&mt "Say \"in America \", what are you?"

&me "...I let her take a walk to the pier."

&show mt normal pioneer

&show sl surprise pioneer at fright

&with dspr&

&sl "Why?! Alone?"

&me "Why not? She is quite sane. And not alone - with Alyona."&

&sl "Oh... alone would be better..."

&me "I'll go find them, perhaps. Take them back to your cabin?"

&show mt smile pioneer&

&mt "We need Slavya here for now. Watch your Amazon yourself. "

&show sl sad pioneer at fright&

&sl "Yes... Take them for an hour or two, then I'll break out to you."

&me "Listen, they are not kindergarteners..."

&show sl smile pioneer at fright with dspr

&sl "Have you already forgotten about the bag?"

&me "...Well, I'll go look after them."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&hide sl

&hide mt

&with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&play ambience ambience_camp_center_day fadein 1

&scene bg ext_dining_hall_near_day with dissolve

& "At the exit from the dining room, I held the door behind me, letting Miku follow. She answered with a slight reverence. "

&show mi smile pioneer at cleft with dspr

&mi "Very kind, Semyon. Your chivalry brings great success, doesn't it?"

&me "It looks like success is out of the question..."

&show mi grin pioneer at cleft

&mi "Come on, don't be modest! Girls hang on you like pineapples on a palm tree!"

&me "It just seems like that. {w} And do pineapples grow on palm trees?"

&show mi smile pioneer at cleft

&mi "No? Like coconuts, then."

&me "Coconuts, palms... Pretty alien things to us. You better say - \"hang like clothing on the line\"."

&mi "Yeah!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

&show mi dontlike pioneer at cleft with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&mi "Wait, no! What kind of clothing? You'd be the lingerie! You can't fool me!"&

&me "I haven't even tried... What am I accused of?"

&show mi smile pioneer at cleft with dspr

&mi "Nothing! That's what I'm actually talking about... Your... friend - Nastya, yes?" She's pretty. "

&me "Well, I won't argue with that."

&mi "And you walk with her? Slavya will be jealous. Or this is your actual plan? "&

&me "No! {w} I do walk with her... to spite Zhenya."

&show mi shy pioneer at cleft with dspr

&mi "Oh..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show mz normal glasses pioneer at right

&with dspr

&mz "Did you say something about me?"

&th "What is she doing here?!"

&mz "I hope not! Because it's very vile to talk behind my back!"

&me "You have misheard."

& "Zhenya measured me with the most squeamish look."

&mz "...You are a pioneer again, then. A veteran-pioneer."

&show mi sad pioneer at cleft with dspr

&mi "Please, just don't quarrel! Semyon just joked, not spitefully at all... "

&show mz angry glasses pioneer at right&

&mz "About what?"

&show mi grin pioneer at cleft&

&mi "What is it? Ha! It's not about you, really!"

&show mi sad pioneer at cleft&

&extend "Well, I'd better go!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide mi with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&window show

&mz "What did you tell her?"

&me "Nothing, I don't even remember..."

&show mz rage glasses pioneer at right&

&mz "Tell it, coward!"

&show mz angry glasses pioneer at right&

&me "I just said that for the title of advanced camp..."

&mz "Well?!"

&me "...We do not have enough ramps for disabled people and latrines for people of the third sex."

&mz "What?! Who are the disabled? What is the third sex? Where is it about me?"

&me "How could I know... But if it's not about you, is there a need to be angry?"

&show mz rage glasses pioneer at right&

&mz "You're an idiot and a pompous turkey! If I were a guy, I'd hit you!"

&show mz angry glasses pioneer at right&

&me "And since you are a girl - would you cry?"

&mz "I never cry!"

&me "It's commendable. If I were you, I would have cried my eyes out."

&mz "Oh, you will have enough time for tears when my boyfriend gets you!"

&me "What boyfriend? It's something stuck to your glasses. {w} Isn't his name Philip?"

&show mz rage glasses pioneer at right&

&mz "I HAVE a boyfriend! Imagine that!"

&show mz angry glasses pioneer at right&

&me "Imagine? My imagination is not that powerful."

&mz "I haven't imagined anything! He serves now!"

&me "Yeah! And where does he serve? In Narnia?"

&mz "In the army!"

&me "I'm sure he uses it as an excuse. Of the two evils, you know? "

&mz "Even of three! But you still believed it!"

&me "Why not? As a matter of fact, nothing strange ..."

&show mz bukal glasses pioneer at right

&extend "...that even your imaginary boyfriend ran away from you."

&window hide

&show mz angry glasses pioneer at right with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&show mt normal pioneer at cleft

&mt "Semyon, are you still here?"

&me "Oh, yes. I'm chatting here... {w} Good luck to Philip!"

&show mz rage glasses pioneer at right

&show mt surprise pioneer at cleft

&with dspr

&mz "Good luck to your LICE! Jester wanderer!"

&show mz angry glasses pioneer at right&

&me "My lice? I didn't know that you knew each other. And for a such a long time... "

&show mt angry pioneer at cleft&

&mt "Semyon!"&

&me "Pavel!"

&mt "Doesn't matter!"

&me "How come it doesn't matter when Semyon is not Semyon, Nastya is not Nastya, even Alyona not Alyona! Shambles in your camp, Olga Dmitrievna!"

&window hide&

&show mt surprise pioneer at cleft with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&hide mt

&hide mz

&with dspr

&stop music fadeout 5

& "Having bowed to Zhenya, I hastened to leave the porch. It was more expedient to run to the boat station. "

&play ambience ambience_boat_station_day fadein 1

&scene bg ext_boathouse_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&window show

& "At first glance, the shore was uninhabited. I walked along the footbridge and looked in all the boats - they were also empty."

& "It only remained to look at the firewatch, but it did not even have to be approached - a powerful lock hung on the door."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show gustav normal with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&gust "It turns out they took the boat paddled away."

&me "Or they'd just left the pier... We missed them somewhere."

&gust "But if not, we have to take a boat and search for them."

&me "Why? If they swam away, then Alyona is in good hands."

&show gustav smile

&gust "Are you afraid of getting lost?"

&me "To lose you! {w} I'll check at Slavya's house, they surely went to her."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 1&

&scene bg ext_house_of_sl_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&play sound sfx_knock_door2

&$ renpy.pause (1.7)

&show gustav normal with dspr

&gust "The door isn't locked."

&me "Here I go..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)&

&play sound sfx_open_door_1

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_day fadein 1&

&scene bg int_house_of_sl_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.9)

&show gustav upset with dspr&

&gust "Empty. I told you, we should take a boat."

&me "No, they must be out in the camp somewhere."

&show gustav normal

&gust "Then run and search in the camp."

&me "...I've already run enough. I'll wait for them here. I told them to come here, remember? "

&gust "As if they listened to you. Have you decided to leave them alone?"

&me "They will be fine... {w} Actually, I'd like to take a look at the letter."

&show gustav smile

&gust "Good idea! You didn't lose it?"

&play music ss_eg fadein 3

&me "Nope... Only first, I should clean up a little... There's nowhere to sit."

&hide gustav with dspr

& "Putting the forbidden treasures back in the bag, I shoved it onto the top shelve in the closet, lay down on the cot and prepared for comfortable reading."

& "Paper crunched under my elbow - I pulled a forgotten magazine out from the folds of the blanket."

& "I was too lazy to get the bag back out of the closet. For a minute I looked at the cover until I realized that there was nothing on it; it was just an empty backdrop, a mediocre waste of an advertising space. "

& "Concentration was failing me, consciousness was disappearing somewhere - the afternoon drowsiness was rolling in. It was difficult to resist."

& "In the half-dream, I already forgotten about the envelope, but lazily flipped through the pages of the magazine until my eyelids finally closed." &

&stop music fadeout 2

&window hide

&show blink

&$ renpy.pause(2)

&scene bg int_house_of_sl_day with dspr

&play music Rescue_in_a_Wreck

& "It seemed as though five minutes had passed before voices were heard outside. I jumped out of bed quickly. "

& "For a split second a thousand thoughts flashed through my mind. As a result, I managed to drop the magazine under the bed and returned my envelope back in my bosom before the door opened."

&window hide

&play sound sfx_open_door_1

&$ renpy.pause(0.7)

&show evw smile at fleft with dspr

&th "Her? Why is she here? And so unceremoniously coming in without even knocking? "

& "I was ready to be indignant, but the overly happy look of the guest forced me to watch myself. Turning in the direction of her gaze, I saw the reason for this joy. "

& "On the second bunk, Slavya snuffled carelessly."

&window hide

&show evw happy at fleft

&evw "This is it! I told you! Look, Olga Dmitrievna, at what's happening."

&window hide

&show mt surprise panama pioneer at center with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1)&

&show mt angry panama pioneer at center with dspr&

&mt "Slavyana!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(0.2)&

&show sl scared pioneer far at fright with dspr&

& "Slavya jumped out of the bed. She stared at the newcomers, hardly understanding anything because of sleeplessness. "

&sl "What?!"

&stop music fadeout 5

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)&

&hide mt with dspr

& "Olga Dmitrievna shook her head mournfully and left the house. Nadezhda Markovna, flush with contentment, followed. "

&window hide

&hide evw with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&show sl surprise pioneer at center with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&sl "What happened?"

&me "In my opinion, one you has mistakenly chosen to lie down here. Well, or I did... One of us for sure."

&show sl sad pioneer at center

&play music Vesperia_Part_Three fadein 5&

&sl "Ah, that's it..."

&me "Why did you at all... Why didn't you wake me up?"

&sl "I thought, 'Why wake him up? It can wait...'. I sat down on the bed for a minute... And somehow it happened."

&me "It happened sort of badly."

&show sl surprise pioneer at center&

&sl "Listen, what are they saying? Weren't we... on different beds?"

&me "They did not see what bed I was on. I jumped up... I did not notice you."

&sl "We need to explain everything."

&me "We can explain to Olga, but this hag... Does it make sense? She saw what she wanted to see."

&show sl serious pioneer at center with dspr

& "Slavya grinned bitterly."

&sl "Ridiculous situation."

&me "What will happen now, you think? The camp will be closed?"

&sl "Oh, no. Only you and I will be fired."

&me "...What does \"only\" mean?"

&sl "No, not even you, this Pavel... But he would be fired anyway."

&me "But you?!"

&show sl normal pioneer at center&

&sl "It doesn't matter for me... I'm going to quit with pioneer camps."

&me "Why?"

&sl "Well... I'm moving to the city this fall, I'll go to university. I think there will be no time for the camp."

&me "Hmm... That's how it is..."

&show sl smile pioneer at center&

&sl "Yes. Another life is beginning for me. It's my last summer to have fun. "

&me "And yet you could still come back. Nobody knows what will happen in a year. "

&window hide

&show sl sad pioneer at center with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&window show

& me "...No, that's wrong understanding! If you don't want to, you don't have to come, but they have no right to turn you out! To blacken your name!"

&sl "Somebody has to be kicked out. Very good that it's just me."

&me "And you don't mind? Don't feel sorry for the reputation?"

&sl "My reputation... I'm sick of it."

&me "What are you talking about?"

&show sl surprise pioneer at center&

&sl "No, that's not what I meant to say... Don't worry, Semyon, it's not our fault. Nobody can prove it..."

&me "I'll talk to this woman. Maybe she's not so evil in the flesh. "

&show sl sad pioneer at center&

&sl "Well, try... Thank you. Although, she doesn't really care for me anymore."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)&

&window show

&me "Maybe... Something else bothers you, doesn't it?"

&show sl surprise pioneer at center&

&sl "You ask! The city, the institute - all this."

&me "Well, yes. I would also worry... And who wouldn't? It's really a new life."

&show sl sad pioneer at center&

&sl "I want to be ready for it. {w} Could you advise me on something?"

&me "I don't know. You are the wise one here."

&show sl shy pioneer at center with dspr&

&sl "What wisdom do I..."

&me "Maybe not in every question. Pretty bad in choosing places for rest."

& "I patted the ill-fated bunk. She did not pay attention. "

&show sl normal pioneer at center&

&sl "Well, here I would be at ease... And then, in the city? Everything is different."

&me "Not that diffirent."

&sl "Somehow I lost my confidence. I've always had it, but now I don't." &

&me "It's a normal feeling. It's temporary."

&sl "Do you think so?"

&me "Indeed. It won't return fast, maybe gradually. {w} When you settle in the city, you will find interesting people there."

&sl "Professors?"

&me "Well, and them too. As soon as you join the general stream, you will immediately feel important and indispensable. You will be the center of the universe!"

&show sl smile pioneer at center&

&sl "Sounds optimistic..."

&show sl normal pioneer at center&

&extend "Do you feel yourself the center of the universe?"

&me "Here? We are pretty much on the outskirts, of course ... But sometimes I do."

&sl "When, for example?"

&me "For example, those letters... Samantha - she is a very important person, but still does not forget us."

&show sl smile pioneer at center&

&sl "And me, too? How's she doing, by the way?"

&me "In the last... Well, in the penultimate letter - it was great."

&show sl surprise pioneer at center with dspr&

&sl "And in the last - worse?!" &

&me "No, no, I do not know, I just have not seen it yet..."

&stop music fadeout 6

&sl "I do not understand. Where is it?"

&me "With me ..."

&sl "Why haven't you read it?"

&show sl smile pioneer at center with dspr&

&sl "Oh, could you read it to me? Like back then!"

&me "Then... I'm not sure we did the right thing then."

&window hide

&show sl sad pioneer at center with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&me "Whatever! To be honest, I can't wait any longer! Well, I'll tell you... But if I interrupt, then no offense, ok?"

&show sl happy pioneer at center with dspr&

&sl "Sure! Come on, it's very interesting."

&me "Let's see..."

&window hide

&show sl smile2 pioneer at center

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&play sound leaf

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&$ set_mode_nvl()

&window show

&nvl clear&

&play music Beyond_Your_Imagination

&"Hola, Semyon!"

& "Our tour of Mexico is in full swing, and today I'm writing to you from sunny Monterrey!"

& "Well, it's not very sunny. It's been overcast all week long. It was hot only when we arrived. We even tried to find the beach on the second day. {W} It turned out that there is no beach here, and no sea either. Why do such cities exist? "

& "No, I have nothing against the city. There are beautiful mountains and kind people here. And not all of them participate in cartels, as you warned me. "

& "When the vice-mayor met me (bragging), he personally assured us that there were no crimes in the city. But our guys joked about his armored car with a cortege. Well, maybe he loves heavy vehicles, who knows? "

"If there are gangsters somewhere here, I'm sure they do not care about us. And it's not even a letter asking for a ransom. Maybe. "

&nvl clear&

& "Our show is honored here, and other actors are recognized even more often than me. I'm not jealous - they, poor people, have to walk all day in costumes and makeup - let them rejoice."

& "To be honest, nobody is having fun, but everyone is terribly angry with the producer and threatening to escape. The reason: we are forced to live in hotels (not to offend local people), while the guys do not want to get out of the buses at all. "

"Have I told you about our houses on wheels? There's everything you want: TV, air conditioning, a mini-kitchen with a micro-bar and even a shower. The hotels don't keep up with this comfort."

&nvl clear

& "So, the day before yesterday, the disgruntled people locked themselves in the bus. Producer Bob had a long time thinking about what to do with them until he came up with another scam. These producers are terribly cunning!"

& "He offered to announce that I have a birthday, which in fact is a month away. It means lying to distract them with this topic."

& "I did not want to deceive anyone, but he got so excited with this idea! He said that without it, everything will fall apart, and I will be guilty."

&nvl clear&

& "Yesterday morning, they started giving me presents (toys from a nearby shop, but I did not give a sign, of course), and then decided that it was not enough and ran off to organize the holiday. But I didn't think that everything would go so far."

"By the evening, some women came, brought a white dress (they had all sizes), and we put flowers in my hair. Then we went to that very vice-mayor, and on the way they explained to me the essence of the custom."

&nvl clear

"The thing is that fifteen years in Mexico are not sixteen and not fourteen, but a very special holiday - Quinceañera. The festival that the whole city celebrates, because everyone loves the fiesta. "

& "So, when we arrived at the place (the park around the big villa), a real crowd gathered there. According to the tradition, the father had to bring me, but since Daddy stayed in the States, it was necessary to find a replacement."

& "I asked my friend Laszlo, you can remember him as a pizza-man. He said that for him this is the best and most enjoyable role. So sweet! {W} No, yesterday he was not a pizza, but in a strict suit."

&nvl clear

& "When we got out of the bus, everyone started shouting and clapping - it became very scary, but to admit that I was a fake birthday girl was already somehow late. I had to nod and bow. "

& "Then the vice-mayor pushed the speech, and many more after him. It's good that I do not understand Spanish well... All these words about growing up... As if everything wasn't awkward enough before that."

& "Then the people began to go to the set tables, and everyone gifted me flowers, and I had to dance a little. But the worst was over."

& "There was only one moment left from the solemn part - the birthday girl should give fifteen candles to friends and relatives. As you know, I barely had fifteen acquaintances there - the candles went to everyone. "

& "It's not for me to criticize someone's customs, but, in my opinion, choosing the main people of your childhood is the right way to offend someone! But do not worry, you would not have left me without a candle."

&stop music fadeout 5

& "Ah, Sam, why were not you with us?"

&nvl clear

&window hide&

&$ renpy.pause(0.6)

&$ set_mode_adv()

&show sl normal pioneer at center with dspr

&$ renpy.pause(0.6)&

&window show&

&me "Uhm. I will continue reading the next parts for myself, if I can. Then I will retell. "

&sl "Yes?.. Well, of course, we have agreed..."

&me "Never mind. It's almost over already."

&window hide

&play sound leaf

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&$ set_mode_nvl()

&window show

&nvl clear&&

& "Ah, Sam, why were not you with us?" It would all make a lot more sense. "

&play music Fiaba_magica fadein 1&

& "Okay, I can't keep up the facade anymore. {W} We'll meet again soon, Sam!"

#&play music Warm_evening fadein 4

#&play music m_portrait fadein 5

& "Everything is decided and almost everything is arranged - in August I'm going to your camp. I discussed it with my parents (it was not easy), with my agent too."

& "So only the soviets remain. Well, there cannot be problems with them. I'm officially a friend of the country, so they must be happy to see me going to Sovyonok. Everything, up to the last guard, isn't it?"

& "Do not dissuade me, I've weighed everything up. I know how you feel about it, I remember all the dangers... But otherwise it just will not work."

&nvl clear

& "Forgive me, you are too important for me to give everything to the paper. We {u} must {u} meet. This idea is my main support. I can't refuse it. "

& "Don't worry. I'm not worried at all. I mean, I'm worried, of course, but I have no doubt that it's absolutely the right thing to come to you, and now is the right time. I'm sure. "

&nvl clear&

& "You know, I have a theory about your worries and ideas... But I feel that this is a bad subject for writing. I'll tell you in person. If you want."

& "That's all for now. Next time I'll write you already from home. As soon as I arrive, I'll contact the embassy and your administration... {w} Well, and speak with my curator from the CIA, of course. "

& "Oh, it seems that this is a bad phrase for such letters. Even if I sign it as a "{b} joke {/b}\ ". {w} So I was told by the CIA."

& "Okay, wait for the details of my arrival in the next letter. Could you tell all this to Olga Dmitrievna and Slavya yourself? "

#&stop music fadeout 5&

& "See you soon!"

& "{u} Always yours {/u},"

&"Samantha."

&nvl clear

&window hide

&$ set_mode_adv()&

&$ renpy.pause(1.0)&

&show sl sad pioneer at center with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause(0.6)

&window show&

&sl "Is something wrong?"

#&play music m_portrait fadein 5&

&me "No... {w} Yes, she wants to come."

&show sl surprise pioneer at center

&sl "Here?.. Again?"

&show sl sad pioneer at center

&extend "Great..."

&me "No."

&show sl surprise pioneer at center

&sl "Really?"

&extend "Why?"

&me "...I have a bad feeling about this. Very bad."

&show sl sad pioneer at center

&sl "Then... Dissuade her, maybe? And what about a forefeeling?"

&me "How can I dissuade her... All this has been in the works for a long time."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&sl "And yet she is in love with you."

& "Without an answer, I pretended not to have heard the last quiet phrase. I took the envelope and began packing the letter back in, deliberately acting as slowly as possible. "

&show sl normal pioneer at center

&sl "Maybe let her come, eh? She will understand that... in reality, everything is a little different."

&me "What are you talking about?"

&show sl serious pioneer at center with dspr&

&sl "You have not seen each other for a long time. But for such a time ..."

&me "What?"

&sl "Only the image of a person remains, far from the truth. What do you think?"

&me "I think that we have... {w} It doesn't matter, I can't allow that."

&sl "Is everything so serious?.. Well, how do you stop her, then?"

&me "Only with a letter."

&sl "But you have said that it's impossible to dissuade her."

&me "Yes, so I have to write... Something more terrible."

&sl "...That you don't love her?"

& "I nodded."

&me "Something like that. I already thought about it. It seems like the time has come."

&show sl sad pioneer at center with dspr&

&sl "It really should work, but... {w} Poor Semyon!"

&show sl sad pioneer close at center with dspr&

& "Slavya took my hand."

&sl "Poor Samantha."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&window show

&sl "...You can lie to her; tell her that you love me."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&window show

&sl "No, you're right. It would be too much."

&hide sl with dspr&

& "Slavya went and sat far away on the edge of the bed, turning to the window. For a couple of minutes we were silent. Then I reached for the letter again and began to re-read it." &

#&stop music fadeout 4&

&play sound sfx_knock_door2

& "After a while there was a knock at the door. I looked up at Slavya, who picked up the fallen handkerchief from the floor and immediately turned away again. She did not hurry to answer."

& "Slavya was clearly not in the best of spirits, though she tried not to show her feelings. I judged that it was better to leave her alone and take care about the door and any come-ons by myself."

&me "...Come in."

&play sound sfx_open_door_clubs

& "Owl and Alyona fell inside at once."

&window hide

&show unl normal at center

&show owl normal pio at left

&with dspr

&me "Uhm... Where have you been?"

&ssunl "Walked. Then went to my cabin, then walked again."

&me "Why didn't you come here? Just as I told you? "

&sowl "We came. Here we are."

&me "I would've grown old waiting for you."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(0.6)

&ssunl "Can we ride in a boat?"

&show owl widesmile pio at left&

&me "No!"

&show owl unsure pio at left

&show unl sad at center&

&ssunl "Why?"

&me "I don't know... I'm a leader, I must forbid everything."

&show sl serious pioneer at fright with dspr

&sl "Let them ride."

&show unl normal at center

&show owl widesmile pio at left&

&ssunl "Hooray!"

&window hide&

&$ renpy.pause(0.2)&

&hide unl

&hide owl

&with dspr&

& "Alyona dragged Owl from behind the house by her sleeve."

&me "It seems we promised to watch them ..."

&sl "Well, let's go watching."

&me "Do you really want to go now...?"

&stop music fadeout 5&

&sl "When I'm sad, I stop being sad and be useful instead."

&hide sl with dspr

& "Slavya smiled sadly and went out. I followed. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 1&

&scene bg ext_house_of_sl_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&stop ambience fadeout 3

& "The two girls had already fled far ahead. Slavya and I had no chance to catch up with them, so we went to the pier at our own pace. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&play ambience ambience_boat_station_day fadein 1

&scene bg ext_boathouse_day with dissolve

&play music Ladies_Of_The_New fadein 3&

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

& "When we got to the pier, the boat of Owl and Alyona was already a decent distance from the shore."

&me "Should we follow them now?"

&show sl normal pioneer at left with dspr&

&sl "It seems they took the last boat with oars."

&me "And where are the rest of the oars?"

& "Slavya shrugged."

&sl "We can wait for them here."

&me "For the oars? {w} Ah, for the girls..."

&me "...We could go to the island. Lena loved it, remember? "

&show sl sad pioneer at left with dspr&

&sl "I remember, but I'm not in the mood."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&window show

&me "Same here. I don't even care about camp that much now. {w} I want to go home. To the village."

&show sl surprise pioneer at left

&sl "Because of the letter? And what about the inspection? And Owl?"

&me "They will easily deal with it without me."

&show sl sad pioneer at left&

&sl "Yeah... So, all the issues are settled?"

&menu:

&& "Yes, all":

&&&me "It seems like it. Or have I forgotten about something? "

&&&sl "No, it's okay."

&&&window hide

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&&&jump day500da

&& "Except the question with you":

&&&jump day500qu

newline

label day500qu:&

&me "But not everything is clear about you."

&show sl surprise pioneer at left&

&sl "What is not clear about me?"

&me "If I leave, we can never meet again, right?"

&show sl sad pioneer at left&

&sl "Probably."

& me "Well, here, if there is between us... some kind of understatement, it's the time to sort it out."

&sl "Hmm... well, I have nothing special to say. If you have nothing, too."

&window hide

&show sl serious pioneer at left with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&window show

&me "It's hard to imagine the camp without you. You were always perfect here."

&show sl normal pioneer at left&

&sl "You haven't seen me anywhere else."

&me "Yes, but... Of all of us, you are the best for him, even better than Olga Dmitrievna."

&show sl serious pioneer at left&

&sl "Do not talk about the camp like it is animate."

&me "Why not? You don't like it anymore, do you?"

&sl "Maybe."

& "We were silent for a while, watching the boat of our friends on the water. They spent time having much more fun - their joy was visible even from here."

&sl "May I ask something?"

&me "Sure."

&sl "Do you love her?.. How strong?"

&me "Oh..."

&sl "You yourself asked about the understatement. But you don't have to answer, if you don't want to, of course."

&menu:

&&"Very much.":

&&& me "I love her most of all. She's everything to me."

&&&show sl surprise pioneer at left with dspr

&&&sl "And you... Tell her not to come?"

&&&me "Yes. To save her. Both of us."

&&&sl "In that case... This... is a very strong decision."

&&&me "But nothing has been done yet. I need to hurry up with the letter. They take so long."

&&&show sl sad pioneer at left&

&&& "Slavya nodded."

&&&sl "You're a good guy. And you're completely worth her. I'm sorry there's nothing I can do to help you."

&&&window hide

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&&&jump day500da

&&&

&& "I love, but not so.":

&&&me "If you're talking about Samantha, then... It's not as you imagine."

&&&sl "And how? Just friends?"

&&&me "Yes, we just correspond, and never write a word about..."

&&&sl "Because others can read it. And what is on your heart?"

&&&me "Something that is difficult to measure. She really means a lot to me."

&&&sl "The question is, is there a place for someone else?"

&&&me "There is a place for many."

&&&stop music fadeout 5

&&&show sl angry pioneer at left with dspr&&&

&&&sl "It's not like that... Can you afford to... fall in love? Have a girlfriend? Or does Samantha still interfere?"

&&&me "She doesn't interfere! I'm free, I can do it all."

&&&sl "But you did not?"

&&&me "No."

&&&window hide

&&&play music the_sea_scene fadein 5

&&&show sl scared pioneer at left with dspr&&&

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.8)&&&

&&&sl "\"No.\" You are such a scoundrel."

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

&&&sl "Sometimes it seems that you deliberately do everything to humiliate me."

&&&me "Why?! What are you saying?"

&&&show sl angry pioneer at left with dspr&&&

&&&sl "You know everything perfectly!"

&&&me "Do you really... Have any plans for me? So, that's you. And me."

&&&show sl sad pioneer at left&&&

&&&sl "You are a fool, Semyon."

&&&window hide

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&&&hide sl with dspr

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.2)

&&& "Slavya turned around and tried to walk away, but I immediately caught up with her and stopped her, catching her by the elbow, not very politely."

&&&window hide

&&&show sl angry pioneer close at cleft with dspr

&&&me "Don't run away. There's no time for that."

&&&sl "You never had time."

&&&me "Did I deceive you in anything? Don't act like that, please."

&&&sl "How? {w} Like what?"

&&& "Slavya stamped on my leg. It did not hurt very much, but I released her elbow." with vpunch

&&&me "Do you want it to end like this? So disgusting?"

&&&sl "Maybe. What's the difference to you?"

&&&me "There is a difference to me. But now is not the best moment... to test my toughness. This letter... "

&&&window hide

&&&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&&&show sl sad pioneer close at cleft

&&&$ renpy.pause (1)

&&&me "Forgive me, Slavya... Well, I'm a fool... {w} Why do you need a fool?"

&&&window hide

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&&&hide sl with dspr

&&& "Slavya turned away and took a step towards the water. But after a couple of minutes of silence, she came up to me again."

&&&window hide

&&&show sl serious pioneer at left with dspr

&&&window show&&&&

&&&sl "Why do I need this, why I do need that... As if you do something good with your judgments."

&&&me "What are talking about?"

&&&sl "Some kind of eternal indulgence for me. What kind of a lousy sheep am I?"

&&&me "I don't understand. I'm just not a good match for you, that's all." &&&

&&&sl "Yeah... All decent people... They say and think the same thoughts about me." &&&

&&&sl "Slavya can't this, Slavya can't that... She can't wear this blouse, can't read that book, watch that movie... She can't swear. And nobody can, when she can hear."

&&&sl "Slavya prevents you from having fun. Slavya is the one who you have to bear, to adjust to. She is exemplary! With Slavya they behave themselves like Slavya!"

&&&stop music fadeout 3

&&&sl "And worse than that! Worse, in a sense it's better... You're making special progress in this!"

&&&me "Thank you..."

&&&sl "Yes, here she is - Slavya! Too good for everyone. Oh, and I hate her so much sometimes. "

newline

&&&me "Decent people, you say... But you choose them yourself."

&&&play music ss_low fadein 5&&&

&&&sl "And indecent too! Take at least Alisa... {w} When she refused to drink with me - I understood..."

&&&me "Wait, what? Drink?!"

&&&window hide

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&&&

&&&show sl shy pioneer at left with dspr&&&

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&&&sl "...I understand - it sucks. {w} So, it's still worse with these." &

&&&me "What's the story with Alisa? When was that?"

&&&sl "...Never mind. I said it in vain."

&&&window hide

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&&&show sl serious pioneer at left with dspr&&&

&&&window show

&&&sl "That's how it's going."

&&&me "Well, Slavya... I like you very much. But you are really a very good person."

&&&sl "\"But\"? Why always \"but\"?"

&&&me "Because I can't treat you light-mindedly. I'm sorry. You deserve a better..."

&&&sl "Man?"

&&&me "Relationship. There must be someone who will completely dedicate his life to you. I'm sure that soon it will be so."

&&&sl "What if not?"

&&&me "...You are really special. And you must be. This is your nature. "

&&&show sl normal pioneer at left&

&&&sl "But sometimes it is boring..."

&&&me "I see, but don't rush to chase after other people, with their lives. We, ordinary mortals, do not have special joys..."

&&&me "And what are there - those are not exactly for the ordinary ones, or the mortality rate is high when they are used... {w} So what are we talking about?"

&&&show sl smile pioneer at left&&

&&&sl "Who are these ordinary mortals... You yourself are not that ordinary."

&&&me "I'm also immortal. But another time, about that."

&&&show sl normal pioneer at left&&

&&&sl "I hope this 'another time' will happen once."

&&&me "Me too."

&&&sl "You're a good friend. Too good, apparently..."

&&&window hide

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&&&

&&&hide sl with dspr

&&& "We embraced - spontaneously and not very timely, because the boat with the girls was already floating to the shore. "

&&&window hide

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&&&

&&&show sl shy pioneer at left with dspr

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

&&&me "...You are too good. Others need you exactly like this."

&&&sl "Others... They're docking here. Let's help them."

&&&stop music fadeout 3

&&&me "Yeah."&&&

&&&window hide&

&&&$ renpy.pause (0.7)&&&

&&&jump day500nt

&&&

&& "Do not answer":

&&&me "It's better to choose a different topic."

&&&sl "I see. {w} But you still know who I'm talking about." &&&

&&&sl "...Forgive me." &&&

&&&jump day500da

newline

label day500da:

&hide sl with dspr

& "With a heavy sigh, Slavya walked away and sat down on the walkways, her legs hanging down. Soon, I followed her example. "

& "We sat and looked at the water, occasionally swapping phrases about things that were not important at all. After a while, the boat with girls took a course to the shore. "&

& "Having met them and finished all business on the pier, we decided to walk to the beach."

newline

label day500nt:

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&$ day_time()

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "day"&

&scene bg ext_beach_day

&show owl normal pio at center

&with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&sowl "The boat is suitable. When can I take it?"

&me "Tomorrow, it seems..."

&show unl sad at left with dspr&

&ssunl "Owl is leaving tomorrow? So soon?"

&sowl "I will not head out tomorrow. Nothing is ready there."

&show unl normal at left&

&ssunl "Stay longer! She can, can't she?"

&show sl smile pioneer at fright with dspr&&

&sl "She can."

&sowl "It will not work. But I'll be back in a week."

&stop music fadeout 4

&ssunl "And then you will come, won't you?" &

&window hide

&show owl unsure pio at center with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&show sl normal pioneer at fright

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.4, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx2')&

&play ss_sfx2 sfx_dinner_horn_processed&

&sl "Come, we'll arrange for you."

&me "It's already dinner... We just had lunch."

&sl "I'm hungry..."

&me "Won't they leave us without dinner? As a punishment?"

&show sl surprise pioneer at fright with dspr&

&sl "For what?"

&show sl sad pioneer at fright

&sl "Ah, that..."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=1.0, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx2')&

&me "Don't worry. We'll figure it out!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&

&$ day_time()

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "day"

&play ambience ambience_dining_hall_full fadein 1&

&scene bg int_dining_hall_people_day

&with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (1.0)

&play music Rescue_in_a_Wreck fadein 3

&show mt sad pioneer with dspr

&mt "There you are, Semyon. Sit down, have dinner with us. We have things to discuss."

&me "...What about Owl?"

&mt "She has already found friends, I see. They can eat without your help."

&me "Ok then. I've got something to say."

&mt "We're listening."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide mt with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&show mt sad pioneer at fleft

&show evw smile at center

&show sl serious pioneer at fright

&with dissolve

&evw "Just look who is here! Bon appetit. "

&show sl normal pioneer at fright&

&sl "Enjoy your meal..."

&show sl serious pioneer at fright

& "Slavya and I took plates. When I saw the mashed potatoes and the hot wursts, my appetite quickly returned to me. The inspector enthusiastically started eating, also."

& "However, our counselors were visibly nervous. They hardly looked at the dishes, waiting for a promised conversation. It still didn't start. I had to take the initiative."

&me "There was an unpleasant incident after lunch..."

&evw "Really?"

&me "Yes, somebody barged into a counselor's cabin without knocking. It's good that she was just asleep."

&show evw normal at center&

&evw "Amusing... Was she sleeping alone?"

&me "Of course. She was dressed, on a covered bed. Who could have thought badly of it? Only a very spoiled person..."

&evw "Oh, so you know all the details! Were you there yourself? Why? And what for?"

&me "I... yes... I went there to..."

&show evw smile at center&

&evw "Well?"

&me "...Look for some compromising material for you. But I didn't find anything, I'm sorry."

&show mt shocked pioneer at fleft

&show sl scared pioneer at fright

&show evw surprise at center

&with dspr

&evw "What? Is this a joke?" &

&me "No. You told me, remember?"

&show evw rage at center&

&evw "A blatant lie! Why would I tell you such thing?"

&show evw angry at center&

&me "You found me yourself. Should I remind you of our
talk about your sister? "

&show sl surprise pioneer at fright with dspr&

&evw "This has nothing to do with that! You are making things up!"

&me "Well, in your opinion, why did I go to Slavya?"

&show evw rage at center&

&evw "For doing the things you all do! Seclude! Nasty tribe!"

&show evw angry at center&

&me "Like this? In the middle of the day? And without even locking the door?"

&evw "Yes! You don't care about such trifles during the mounting!"

&show mt surprise pioneer at fleft&

&mt "Please, quiet..."

&me "Ask the girls - Slavya was waiting for them in the cabin after lunch, they could have come at any minute. How do you think that could be called seclusion?"

&evw "I will not ask anything - you have conspired!"

&show mt normal pioneer at fleft&

&mt "No, I have heard that conversation. They wanted to settle the children in Slavya's house. "

&evw "Then why does he spy for me, and now suddenly confess?"

&me "Pangs of conscience! It's okay to just sniff out... But framing people like this - no, not on my watch!"

&show mt smile pioneer at fleft&&

&evw "Framed? I've done nothing."

&me "And you will not do it. Slavya is irreproachable. "

&show sl shy pioneer at fright

&with dspr&

& "The Inspector snorted and pushed her plate away. For a minute or two everyone was silent."

&show mt normal pioneer at fleft&

&mt "...It seems to me that this story should stay between us. {w} So nothing happened, right?"

& "The question was addressed to the inspector. She thought about it for a long time, turning the glass in the cup holder. Then she nodded reluctantly."

&evw "It didn't happen. But what is really happening in this camp - that's another question."

&me "I'm sure Nadezhda Markovna will show condescension towards us. Otherwise her methods can be..."

&show mt angry pioneer at fleft with dspr&

&mt "Well, enough! Have you eaten enough, Pavel? Go now."

&stop music fadeout 4

& "I finished half a glass of tea at once and got up from the table without any wrangling."

&window hide

&hide mt

&hide sl

&hide evw

&with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

& "Slavya caught up with me at the door."

&show sl shy pioneer with dspr&

&sl "My reputation is saved? Thank you!"

&me "No worries... Go eat."

&sl "How did you manage it? You lied... But she seemed to believe it."

&me "Maybe. Probably, it's more pleasant for her to think that I've gotten into you for evil."

&stop music fadeout 6

&show sl laugh pioneer with dspr&

&sl "Well, maybe!"

&window hide

&show sl smile2 pioneer with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&me "Slavya, I... I'm leaving now, probably."

&show sl surprise pioneer with dspr&

&sl "Already? {w} But you will return, won't you?"

&me "Yes. And, well... You know where to find me. In case."

&show sl sad pioneer&

&sl "Yeah, I hope you do the right thing. Well, with the letter..."

&me "It would be great to know which one is the right."

&sl "Don't lie. Better let her come."

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

&me "I would want to..."

&show sl smile pioneer with dspr&

&sl "So screw them all. Let it go."

&show sl normal pioneer&

&extend "And also, your letter could insult her very much... She is very young, it could be a tragedy for her."

&me "Oh, don't hurt my soul."

&sl "Never mind. Now you go home, go to sleep early... And tomorrow you'll wake up with a ready decision."

&me "Well, I hope."

&show sl smile pioneer&

&sl "Everything will be all right. {w} Good luck to you!"

&me "Thank you. And you watch these girls."

&sl "I will."

& "I nodded to Slavya and ran for \"these girls\", who just came out of the dining room."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&play ambience ambience_camp_center_day fadein 1

&scene bg ext_dining_hall_away_day with dissolve

&me "Wait!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&show unl normal at right

&show owl normal pio at cleft

&with dspr&

&me "Where are you going?"

&ssunl "To my cabin. Can we?"

&me "Yeah... So you keep going, but I have to say couple of words to Owl."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

&hide unl with dspr

& "Alyona hesitantly nodded and wandered forward, but did not go far away - she modestly waited for us on the sidelines."

& me "...I'm going back to the village. Do you mind?" &

&sowl "I don't."

&me "You already know many people here and you are able to take care of yourself."

&sowl "Yeah."

&me "Apologize to Slavya for the bag, if you can."

&show owl unsure pio at cleft

&me "Well, listen... I need your advice."

&show owl normal pio at cleft&

&sowl "Yes?"

&play music Ladies_Of_The_New fadein 5&

&me "What if someone's life depends on me?"

&sowl "What are you talking about?"

&me "Yes, everything is about a dream... It turns out that it can only be interpreted in this way, but does he need to be trusted?"

&show owl unsure pio at cleft&

&sowl "A human's life..."

&me "Is it possible?"

&show owl normal pio at cleft&

&sowl "Of course."

&me "But if I believe and act... It may break somebody's heart. Do you understand?"

&window hide

&show owl sad pio at cleft with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&window show

&sowl "I believe those dreams."

&me "Well, how can I decide?"

&me "How can I know?"

&me "...What was your dream? Tell me."

&show owl upset pio at cleft&

&sowl "I can't."

&me "...Please?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&show owl sad pio at cleft

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

&sowl "It was my grandmother. I have never seen her in my life."

&sowl "She was always very far away... When she was. {w} In the dream she offered me a very precious thing. I refused."

&me "What was that thing?"

&show owl guilty pio at cleft&

&sowl "This is a secret."

&me "Again, secrets..."

&show owl sad pio at cleft&

&sowl I didn't understand anything at all, then. I understand now..."

&me "That's good. But how can I understand?"

&show owl guilty pio at cleft&

&sowl "You've already figured out everything. And you know what to do."

&me "But it's so cruel! I can do nothing, after all."

&sowl "You know what everything is for. This thought will always support you... And if you do not do right thing... How will you calm yourself down later?"

&me "How will I calm... Well, the inner dialogue will still be difficult. In any case. "

&show owl sad pio at cleft&

&sowl "I listen to dreams, because reality is always the voices of others... It's all around us. It's not difficult to get confused."

&show owl normal pio at cleft with dspr&

&sowl "And a dream is just you. It directs you to the best. The dream is always on your side. "

&me "I understand... {w} Thanks."

&show owl smile pio at cleft&

& "Owl nodded." &

&me "...Haven't you changed your mind about the camp? Or you do not like it anyway..."

&sowl "The uniform is too warm and there are a lot of people. It's not that bad." &

&me "Where shall I look for you next time?"

&show owl normal pio at cleft&

&sowl "Do not look for me. I do not like being looked for."

&me "I understand..."

& "I waved my hand to Alyona, inviting her to come over."

&show unl normal at right with dspr&&

&me "It's time for me to go home. Take care of youself. "

&ssunl "You won't be our leader anymore, will you?"

&me "Nope. My work here is done."

&ssunl "But you didn't do anything."

&me "Yes... Maybe I still have time to do it in another place."

&show unl sad at right&

&ssunl "That's bad. When will you come again?"

&me "I'll try to come back quickly. If I do not get bogged down in depression."

&sowl "What is it? Kind of swamp?"

&stop music fadeout 7&

&me "No, it's like a spleen. When you grow up, you'll understand."

&show owl unsure pio at cleft&&

&extend "Well, that's it. Farewell."

&ssunl "Bye."

&show owl surprise pio at cleft with dspr&

& "Owl just lifted her hand at parting."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&$ sunset_time()

&play music The_Derry_Tune fadein 3

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "sunset"

&scene bg ext_no_bus_ms_ss with dissolve

& "It was not without difficulty, finding the bicycle. I remembered that I was still wearing the uniform, and my own pants and shirt were left in the camp leader's cabin. I headed there. "

&scene bg ext_houses_sunset with dissolve&

&th "And why did I believe that I could do it without any kind of unpleasant meeting?"

&window hide

&show mz normal glasses pioneer with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&mz "You again?"

&me "That's all, I'm leaving. The end of your torment has come. "

&mz "It doesn't bother me. Like everything you say."

&me "Well yeah... I hope. {w} I'm sorry if I've said to much somehow... It's all for fun, you know? Those skirmishes..."

&mz "For fun? Ok, ok."

&me "No, seriously. Why would I need an enmity with someone?.. And I do not have anything against you."

&mz "Say also that you like me."

&th "An awkward situation ... But I can't be rude to her now, can I?"

&me "Well... Maybe."

&show mz smile glasses pioneer with dspr

&mz "Me too... I thought... thought why are you such a pig ... Maybe because I like you too?"

&me "...Really?"

# show mz laugh glasses pioneer with dspr

&show mz rage glasses pioneer with dspr

&mz "No! Because you are a pig!" with vpunch

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&hide mz with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&th "...We will assume that we have reconciled."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&scene bg ext_house_of_mt_sunset with dissolve

&play sound sfx_knock_door7_polite

&$ renpy.pause (1.3)

& "The door was locked. No one responded from inside the cabin."

& "Looking for Olga was not part of my plans. It promised new meetings and conversations, and after all, a great decision was already made."

& "I went back to the side of the forest, to get to the road in a roundabout way."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&scene bg ext_no_bus_ms_ss with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

& "And here it is - the gate. I looked back at the camp once more. "

&scene bg ss_ext_camp_entrance_sunset with dissolve

& "It seemed so calm and tranquil from afar, as always pretending that my departure is an insignificant loss."

&show bigbike with dspr

& "I climbed onto the bicycle. The village waited for me."

&stop music fadeout 3

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&$ night_time()

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_night

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "night"&

&scene bg ss_countryhouse_y2night

&show ss_countryhouse_y2night_nogs

&with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

& "Fortunately, Grigoriy was absent. Usually it meant that the entire evening was at my disposal."

& "I took out my writing materials and was ready to take up the answer, but at first I decided to read Samantha's letter again."

& "It was not the best idea - it was getting really lousy on the soul. To sit down to write, I needed at least a breather. "

& "I sat for a while, listening."

& "No, no one was in a hurry to stop me. No one ran, no one walked, did not steal on tiptoe. It was quiet all around; even the mice did not scrape under the floor, so as not to distract me inadvertently. "

& "Only the clock ticked on the wall, but very quietly and uncomplainingly. Nobody and nothing wanted to disturb me. "

&play music Take_Shelter fadein 3&

& "With a heavy sigh, I took up the pen."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (2)

&$ set_mode_nvl()

&window show

&nvl clear&

& "Hello, Sammy." &

&nvl clear

&window hide&

&$ renpy.pause(0.7)&

&$ set_mode_adv()

&show gustav upset with dspr

&gust "Well, what are you doing? You can't start off like this."

&me "Yes... It's a habit."

&gust "Do not forget how high the stakes are."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&hide gustav with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&play sound leaf

&$ renpy.pause (1.2)

&$ set_mode_nvl()

&window show

&nvl clear&

&"You are a stupid girl, Sam!"

& "It's high time for you to leave me alone, but you want to come here instead. How do you not understand? "

&nvl clear

&window hide&&

&$ set_mode_adv()

&show gustav upset with dspr&

&gust "No! That's even worse."

&me "What's wrong now?"

&gust "Write without irritation, without emotion at all."

&me "Am I not angry with her?"

&gust "No way. People always make up after quarrels. Show her that you do not give a damn about anything. You want to get rid of her, but in an amicable way."

&me "She won't believe it."

&gust "Otherwise it will not work. You have to do your best."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&hide gustav with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&$ day_time()

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "day"

&stop ambience fadeout 1&

&scene black with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&$ day_time()

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "day"

&scene bg wml_ladder with fade

newline

&$ persistent.ssg_15 = True

&

& "When I woke up the next morning, I could not figure out for a long time if there really were any recent events. And how it ended with the letter, I also remembered vaguely."

& "I quickly got dressed and ran into the house."

&window hide

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_day fadein 1

&scene bg ss_countryhouse_y2 with dissolve

&show grigory wow with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&grch "Good morning, kid! Did you sleep well?"

&me "Bad."

&show grigory smile

&grch "Well... Stability is a sign of skill?" &

&me "...And where's the envelope? Have I left it on the table?

&grch "You had... The envelope is sent!"

&show grigory smile2 with dspr&

& "The old man saluted me."

&me "How - is sent?!"

&show grigory wink2&

&grch "The postman has passed by here, and I've caught him and have handed him the envelope."

&me "Oh..."

&show grigory surprise2&

&grch "What's wrong? The envelope was packed, all stamps placed... I checked it - not the first time."

&me "We should not have sent it."

&grch "Should not?"

&me "No way... It's a disaster."

& "I went down to the bench near the door."

&grch "What are you doing, lad? Keep it up - we will bring it back!"

&me "Ah?"

&show grigory wink2&

&grch "Letters do not immediately go to the city - they do not have wings. They lie calmly before shipment."

&show grigory smile2

&me "Yes, perhaps."

&grch "So what? Are you going?"

&me "...No."

&show grigory surprise with dspr&

&grch "How is it \"no\"?! Do you mean I have to go for it?"

&me "No, no! That's it. Let it be."

&show grigory moody

&grch "Why are you bothering me, then?"

&me "My fault."

&show grigory idle

&grch "I don't understand you... Don't understand ..." &

&me "I'm going back..."

&grch "In the hay? What about breakfast? Pancakes?" &

&me "I don't want. Nothing. Nobody."

&stop music fadeout 3

&stop ambience fadeout 3

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&scene black with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (1.0)

&scene bg wml_ladder_night with fade2

&$ persistent.ssg_24 = True&

&$ renpy.pause (2.5)&

&play music Le_Lanterne_Rosse fadein 3

&$ set_mode_nvl()

&window show

&nvl clear&

& "Hello, Sammy." &

& "I'm writing you the second letter in a week. Do you not mind? I'm sure you don't."

& "I have nothing to do except of those letters. My head is always in a fog. And only thoughts about you bring some clarity and meaning."

& "You will not praise me, but I will be honest: I almost do not get down from my attic. I lie around all day long. Go out more at night. "

& "Old man almost doesn't see me - he is sure that I am staying in the camp from morning till night, and sometimes for several days in a row. I do not lie to him, but I do not say the truth - this legend suits me. "&

&nvl clear

&"In addition to night raids in the house for food, I've taken up the habit of walking in the dark. Not far off around the village - not even for the sake of physical warm-ups, but simply to unwind a little. Without it, it is difficult to fall asleep."

& "Oh, I could sleep for a whole week with such a pleasure. Or even a month at a time if I could. But who asks me? My body clearly believes that sleep is not needed. It says: \"Deal with your life - then we'll sleep\"."

& "How could I figure it out? I feel these anxieties will not let me go yet. And now I'm just powerless, I just have to wait. "

&nvl clear

& "Cursed with idleness, I dumped almost all the stocks of paper for airplanes that fly around the barn, and sometimes out. I'm too lazy for walking for each of the departed ones, so I just fold and launch a new one."

& "Some of the fallen are eaten by the pigs and the cow. The rest I have to collect in order not to be exposed by the neighbor. She regularly enters the barn, but I watch it and do not let her take me by surprise. "

&nvl clear

& "Well, that's it. Letters and airplanes. Unsuccessful letters become airplanes, and unsuccessful airplanes... Already nothing. Garbage. "

& "I do not sign them, I do not paint them, they do not have names, they do not participate in flying competitions. Unable to fly, they lie around themselves in the hay, trying not to disturb anyone. They are nothing."

& "And what are they guilty of? It's just that everything went wrong for them."

&"{i}Are they papering over their problems?{/i} Ha-ha."

&nvl clear

& "Someone will have pity on them. Some will find that they can be put in order. It's partly true - they are made from the same paper as others. Just spread the sheet and fold it again. "

& "But {i} do they want {/ i} this?"

& "Some of them have been waiting for their hour for too long. It's best to leave them alone."

&nvl clear

& "No, Sam, I've waited for a long time, but my {i} too long {/ i} has not come yet."

& "I'm afraid of the prospect of your arrival, but I admit - there is no thing that I would like more. To see my girl. "

& "I can endlessly dream of our meeting and imagine how everything will happen later. I am afraid of my own fantasies, but I can not drive them away. "

& "Do not leave me alone, please, never."

&nvl clear

&"Now I 'm finishing this letter and it will follow the others. {w} In a large cheap casket. On the wooden cemetery of my hopes. "

& "You will never see it. It will be filled soon and I will burn it down with all the contents."

& "I have another casket, old and very beautiful - it keeps your letters inside. The little particles of my last happiness - communicating with you." &

& "These are the shards of the best of my lives. I save them most. "

&nvl clear

&

& "Forgive me, Sammy."

& "I already sent my main letter, you will never get others from me. But maybe you will answer yourself?"

& "Yes, I still believe in response, although I deliberately destroyed our relationship."

& "What if you find out my deception? Suddenly you'll write \ "you're lying, Sam \"? Suddenly you'll understand why I did it, forgive me... And then everything will be like it was before? "

& "And even if you believe a lie - you can still answer me, right? I will be glad for any letter. What is in it? Sadness, reproach, hatred? Anything is better than silence. "

& "I cannot write to you, I cannot admit, I've done too much harm already. You cannot tell the truth. "

& "But I'll still wait for an answer. What else is left? "

&stop music fadeout 3

&nvl clear

&window hide&

&$ renpy.pause(2)&

&$ set_mode_adv()

&$ renpy.pause(1.0)

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

&play silent ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 3

&scene bg wml_ladder with dissolve2

&

&$ persistent.ssg_15 = True

&

&$ renpy.pause(1.0)

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.4, delay=0, channel='ss_sfx')

& "There was another July day - another in their endless string. I lay, lazily scribbling in my notebook, slowly approaching the evening. "

&play ss_sfx sfx_bus_honk&

& "An unusual sound disturbed me." &

& "At first I did not attach any importance to it, continuing to remove the crumpled-by-cow plane from the tables."

& "But for a moment, thinking about a strange buzzer, I recognized it as an automobile horn."

&play music the_sea_scene fadein 3

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

& "I jerked to the window and peered at the highway, barely visible behind the trees. And indeed there was something white on the roadside. It was definitely a car."

& "Surprise quickly changed to joy - in a matter of seconds, I believed that Samantha had come to see me."

& "As I climbed down the stairs, I managed to make up a whole theory that my harmful letter did not manage to reach her. And if so, now I will explain everything, and Sammy will forgive me, of course. And everything will be fine."

newline

&stop silent fadeout 1

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(0.5)

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 1&

&scene bg ss_countryside with dissolve

&

&$ persistent.ssg_9 = True

&

&$ renpy.pause(0.7)&

&show sl normal dress far with dspr&

&show sl normal dress with dspr

&$ renpy.pause(0.7)

&stop music fadeout 3

&me "Is that you?.."

&sl "Are you disappointed? Who were you waiting for?"

&me "Nobody. Why would I?.."

&show sl smile dress&

&sl "So, it's me that makes you sad?" &

& "I shook my head and tried to smile."

&show sl normal dress&

&sl "You're somehow rusty today."

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

&play music Monster_Under_My_Bed fadein 3&

&show sl surprise dress with dspr

&sl "Oh, Semyon! Are you ill?"

&me "Nah... Just woke up recently."

&show sl sad dress&

&sl "Look how thin and hollow-cheeked you've become... Well, you are ill, for sure! Ah, poor fellow, so that's why you did not come?"

&me "No... I don't know... I'm fine."

&sl "You're not fine! You're sick, why lie? And why are not you in bed?"

&me "Got up to meet you."

&show sl surprise dress&

&sl "It was not worth it... Why are you in our uniform? Here, I brought your clothes. Do you have others?"

&me "We have everything! It's laundry-day!"

&sl "You better wash the uniform too... Listen, I can't watch you - I'm leaving."

&me "Where to?"

&show sl sad dress

&sl "That's all, I'm going home. There was a car - I asked them to take me. And to come here, too. You've deceived me - you haven't visited us."

&me "I'm sorry... {w} Why are you leaving so early? It's not even August... it seems."

&sl "Not August, but soon will be. Just as I planned."

&me "So, it's time?.."

&sl "Yeah. Although I see that you need help."

&show sl surprise dress&

&sl "Should I stay?"

&me "I'm not a child. I can take care of myself."

&sl "But you don't care. Could I send Olga Dmitrievna to you, maybe? Or Viola?"

&me "No!"

&sl "The car is going past the camp, anyway. {w} Do you want us to take you there?"

&me "Stop it, Slavya. I'm ok. We guys are always like that... when we do not wait for guests in skirts."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&show sl normal dress with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&sl "...Cook yourself a broth."

&me "Did you hear anything about Samantha in the camp? Did she contact Olga?"

&sl "No, I didn't hear anything. Did you write to her?"

&me "Yes. One letter... A wery bad one."

&sl "In what sense was it bad? That bad she does not come?"

&me "Yeah. And I'm afraid I overdid it."

&show sl serious dress&

&sl "That's it... It means you didn't listen to me."

&me "I had no choice."

&sl "You know better, of course... But why do you torment yourself so much?"

&me "What's up in the camp? How was the inspection? "

&sl "...It's okay, in my opinion. Once that hag went away, we didn't hear about her again. "

&me "That's good... What about Owl?"

&show sl normal dress&

& sl "She left a day after you did. Disappeared with the boat. Olga Dmitrievna was very angry... "

&me "She will return the boat. But didn't she returned to the camp herself?"

&sl "No. But Alyona met with her sometimes."

&show sl sad dress with dspr&

&sl "What are you going to do next?"

&me "What do you mean?.. I don't know. Nothing."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.8)

&show sl surprise dress&

&sl "Will you go with me?"

&me "I don't need to go to the camp."

&sl "Not to the camp."

&me "To the town? Even more so."

&window hide

&show sl sad dress with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&sl "...I see. {w} Well then... Farewell?"

&me "Already?"

&sl "Yes, I'm just here a minute. And so it is... "

&me "Well, wait. Will we correspond? Write me from a new address, and I'll answer."

&show sl smile dress with dspr&

&sl "If only not as you answered to Samantha."

&me "Uhm."

&show sl normal dress&

&sl "I'm sorry, I said nonsense. Of course I will write you."

&me "Ok. {w} Good luck in the city. "

&sl "Thank you, and I... I do not know what's keeping you here, but I hope it's worth it. {w} And I still want you to get out, somehow."

&show sl shy dress close with dspr

&stop music fadeout 4&

& "She leaned forward to embrace me, and our cheeks easily touched."

&hide sl with dspr

& "But only for a moment. And after a moment, Slavya was already running to the car. "

& "It had not been the first time we said goodbye, but for the first time I felt that this was really the end. The point in the relationship, which was not that simple, but never became complicated. "

&play music Le_Lanterne_Rosse fadein 5

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.2, delay=5, channel='ambience')&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&show gustav normal with dspr

&gust "You did the right thing."

&me "I did nothing."

&gust "And that was right."

#&play music ss_eg fadein 5&&

&me "Maybe. {w} Look at how fragile all these... relationships are."

&me "She came here to me. She wanted to take part in everything, she offered me some solutions. She was busy with me, I can say."

&me "But in a minute... It's over. Our story is done, every man for himself."

&gust "What's there to dramatize? People converge and separate. "

&me "I can't get rid of my friends like that. How many of them do I still have? "

&gust "You can have new friends. And a new life, if you want. You could leave with her. "

&me "No. It's definitely not that spontaneous ..."

&gust "How, then? It's time for you to decide on something. Time goes by, Samantha is fine. What's next?"

&me "I'm waiting for a letter from her."

&gust "It won't come, you know."

&me "I need an answer."

&gust "You won't have it!"

&me "Silence is an answer too. An answer of a different nature."

&gust "How much silence is enough for you? When will you accept that it's over?"

&me "I have nowhere to hurry to. {w} I did a thing. And I have to wait for repercussions."

&stop music fadeout 5&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&stop ambience fadeout 3

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&scene black with fade2

&scene cg truthful_letter with fade2

&

&$ persistent.ssg_135 = True

&

&$ renpy.pause (2.0)

&$ set_mode_nvl()

&window show

&nvl clear&&

& "Hello, Samantha."

&play music I_Am_and_We_Are fadein 4

& "Today I received your letter. I'm sorry, but it's only about the ending, about you and me. This is very important. "

& "I see that you are very resolute about your arrival. If so, then I need to be resolute too."

& "You should see that our communication is a game that goes too far."

& "Yes, a game. You, of course, will not like this word, but it is so. "

&nvl clear&

& "Once, it was a good innocent fun. We built sandcastles that did not bother anyone, and they looked strong - they stood for two years. But still nobody can live in them."

& "The game should not become life. And it can not."

& "I will not lie - I played with pleasure and with all my heart. Our friendship was pleasant to me and very important. But now I have to inform."&

& "I have a girlfriend here. {W} Do you understand now?"

&nvl clear&

& "I think the details may be excessive. You're smart. After all, you always reserved this right for me. "

& "So my life is arranged. And I do not worry about you. Even in that summer, you were more necessary to me than I to you."

& "Everyone wanted to be in my place then. The whole camp was at your service. Like the whole world behind it. "

& "I tried to take care of you, you accepted it, but we both were a little cunning. You need less care than anyone else."

& "But I was too involved in my role. I could not keep my distance when I should have. And then, I could not admit for a long time that I was leading us into a blind alley, even by my inaction."

& "I hoped that everything would somehow be resolved by itself, that you yourself would leave me aside. No, it was naive and irresponsible. The whole fault is on me, as an adult."

&nvl clear&

& "I do not want to talk about what you feel about me and why it happened. I feel sorry for you, but I'm sorry for myself too. I'm tired of coming up with solutions to your problems."

& "There is only one solution - this letter. It will not please you, but it does not work out otherwise."

&nvl clear&

& "You can do it and you'll be fine. I do not doubt that you are loved too. Not just as a pretty face from a TV set, but for real. "

& "Look around. Life can be much easier than it seems. Happiness is achievable, but you will find it yourself, and I cannot participate in yours in any way. "

& "It's not even that it's impossible, but simply that {u} I do not love you {/ u}."

&nvl clear&

& "Forgive me, I've had to write this."

&"No, you won't forgive me. And I don't wait for it."

& "I feel that I failed you, although I don't exactly know what the mistake was -- Beside the fact that I did not let you understand this earlier."

& "I do not want to bury our communication like that, but you see that I could not remain silent. "

& "In any case, thank you for everything, Sam. There were a lot of bright moments with you, and nothing has been forgotten, but we need to move forward."

& "And if it's me who says this, it's really necessary."

&nvl clear

& "I do not doubt that you have already decided not to come, and it is not necessary. Now it would be too strange, but I will still be happy to meet you sometime, and I hope so." &

& "So that we can sit down and quietly remember the past: a camp with pioneers, our play, parting and long correspondence after, and all unsolvable problems."

& "So it will be, we'll laugh at all of this, but for now it's a bit early. For now - goodbye. "

&"And Happy Birthday."

&"Your Semyon."

&stop music fadeout 6&

&"Always yours, but a little bit less since today."

&nvl clear

&window hide&

&$ renpy.pause(2.0)&

&$ set_mode_adv()

&$ renpy.pause(1.0)&

&scene black with fade2&

newline

label ss_year3:&

&$ new_chapter(16, u"Саманта: окончание")

&stop ss_amb fadeout 1

&stop ss_amb2 fadeout 1&

&$ renpy.pause(2.0)

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "day"

&$ day_time()&

&scene bg ext_beach_sunset&

&with fade2

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

&play silent The_Nothing fadein 5

#&play music Vertical_Life fadein 5&

&$ renpy.pause (1.5)

&$ set_mode_nvl()

&window show

&nvl clear

& "If you sit by the river long enough, you'll see..."

& "I invented many variants of this saying while I sat on the shore by myself. I waited for a really long time - just by the instruction, but not for the sake of checking somebody's wisdom."

& "In this plan, there was simply no one to float by - I did not have any enemies at all."

& "It was a pretty good achievement, but did not bring happiness; Recently, I didn't have any friends left, either."

&nvl clear&

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

& "A couple of months have passed since that moment, but Samantha did not return a response. And the fact that she stopped writing confirmed that my letter had reached its goal."

&scene bg ext_bus with dissolve

& "It was September - my time. I'd already left the village, and now had to say goodbye to Olga Dmitrievna."

& "She leaves - I stay. As always."

& "All that remains is to listen to a final batch of reproaches and fearless threats before her bus leaves."

&nvl clear&

&show mt angry panama pioneer

&with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (1)&

& "This time, she promised to fire me and Grigoriy, especially me - to drive away with the police, unless I change my mind and give up such a life."

&show mt sad panama pioneer

&with dissolve&

& "But in the end, she again ceded, waving to me with the usual gesture."

&scene bg ext_no_bus with dissolve

& "I was left alone, but again at the head of the whole camp."

&nvl clear

&scene bg ext_beach_sunset with dissolve

newline

& "Life has returned to normal."

& "If we consider normal the fact that I broke up relations with the person most dear to me."

& "If we consider this life to be life, not inertial existence."

&nvl clear&

& "There was no motivation left, no point in what was happening. I could just drop my hands and wait for something to happen."

& "But nothing happened. {W} Nothing ever happened."

&nvl clear&

&scene bg ext_aidpost_day with dissolve

& "Sometimes I was annoyed by my own lack of will, which allowed such sitting in place. It is a humble vegetation, an unwillingness to influence my own destiny, let alone a stranger's."

&nvl clear

& "But on other days, my isolation did not seem to be such a bad thing. Not as a lack of will, but on the contrary."

& "I remembered the Tibetan monks, who became famous not for running around and other reflections, but patience."

& "I had a lot of patience, but I wasn't yet famous because of it."

& "And even then, there were far fewer of modest joys ."

&nvl clear

&scene bg int_clubs_male_sunset with dissolve&

& "The correspondence with Samantha was very supportive to me, but I'd lost this joy, and now needed some kind of substitution. I tried all the activities that I had available. "

& "Having finished with plywood gliders, I switched to origami. Then sat down at the piano, practiced cooking, glued pictures of autumn leaves and even tried to repair the benches."

& "But nothing could carry me away for long."

&nvl clear

& "So without finding anything better, I continued the usual business - to write to Samantha."

& "All the letters were in Russian, because nobody was going to send them, but I could write much more, more often and frankly."

&nvl clear

&scene bg ss_wintersquare with dissolve2&

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.3, delay=10, channel='ambience')&

&play ambience ss_snowstorm fadein 6

&

& "Winter came - cold and snowy, this time it became a serious test, perhaps the most serious in three years of my new life."

& "At first I enjoyed the snow. By tradition, after making snowmen, I could spend hours admiring the camp entrusted to them - bleached and fluffy. "

& "Then the snow was quickly up to the waist. The New Year's mood was already off scale, but it did not cease to pour from above."

&nvl clear&

& "There were no speeches about going to the forest, let alone the village. The camp itself became almost impassable."

& "I patted only a couple of the most necessary tracks, but they also disappeared regularly in snowdrifts. It was a very tiring task to update the roads. "

& "At some point, I quit this matter, and my line of defense from the fierce winter shrank to four walls."

&nvl clear

&

&$ persistent.ssg_25 = True&

&

&scene bg ss_wintercabin with dissolve&

& "Because of the frost, I could not leave my pile of blankets for days on end. I was a prisoner of nature, sometimes literally - when my door froze solid overnight. "

newline

& "In such cases, I had to soak the door with boiling water for liberation. Fortunately, it was possible to collect snow directly from the window."

&nvl clear&

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

& "But it was not the war with nature that bothered me most. Unexpectedly for me, the burden of loneliness became the heaviest."

& "On the rights of a serious hermit, I considered such problems a passed stage. But everything turned out differently. It turned out I was not so lonely before, as compared to my new status."

&stop ambience fadeout 7

& "And the status was already impressive: during the whole winter and the beginning of Spring I didn't see a single living soul, which became a kind of personal record."

&nvl clear

&scene bg ext_square_day with dissolve

&"But nothing is everlasting, especially the weather. My winter snow captivity ended - Spring had come."

&"I could go to the village again - to visit the old man, and to get some fresh products. This would make my habitation pretty decent."

&stop music fadeout 6

&stop silent fadeout 6

&"My mood got better with nature's awakening. It seemed to me that my business would get better with a new camp life cycle. I needed to just wait for the first session."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&$ set_mode_adv()

newline

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

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'day'&

&$ day_time()

&window hide&&

&$ renpy.pause(1.0)

&

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 1

&scene bg ext_house_of_mt_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause(1.0)&

& "It was a warm May evening. I was lying on a chaise longue, enjoying the silence and general serenity. In addition to these benefits, there was really nothing to enjoy. "

&play sound bike_arrived fadein 4

& "But they were suddenly taken away from me too. I heard a rapidly growing noise. "

& "The universal peace was ruined by an unknown motor rattling from the side of the road. And it did not sound like a bus at all."

&play music temptations fadein 3

& "Another time, I would probably have acted more cautiously - I would not have been in a hurry to contact uninvited guests. But now this acoustic invasion outraged me so much that I rushed to the gate without hesitation."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(0.5)&

&scene bg ext_no_bus with dissolve&

& "A bullet flew through the gate. I immediately regretted such courage. There was a troublemaker on the sidelines: a big police motorcycle with a sidecar. The policeman himself was riding it."

& "Already, my first thought was to flee, but I mastered this instinct in most situations."

&

& "The policeman was not alone - a woman who had already stood up from the sidecar was talking to him about something."

& "She turned to my steps, and I, to some relief, recognized her as Olga Dmitrievna."

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

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(0.5)

&show mt normal dress far with dspr

&show mt normal dress with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause(0.3)

&show mt smile dress

&mt "Semyon, are you alive here? Well, hello."

&me "What happened? You are very early."

&mt "Yes... I see you have not been expecting guests."

& "It must have been about my clothes - shorts and a torn shirt, as well as permanent bristles. In this mess I forgot about my appearance in the style of Robinson, able to alarm others. "

& "Anyway, it was not the Robinson of his late years - in Adam's suit. Confusion was tolerable. I was worried about something else. "

& "I had to whisper so that the second guest did not hear me."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(0.2)&

&show mt normal dress close with dspr

&$ renpy.pause(0.2)

&me "Why is {i}he{/ i} here? To arrest me?"

&

&mt "Arrest?.."

&show mt angry dress close

&mt "For what? What did you do here?"&

&me "I... Nothing. {w} Arrest me for me being me."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(0.6)

&show mt smile dress close with dspr&

&mt "Ah, no, he's here... {w} Consider, that he gave me a lift."

&show mt normal dress close

&stop music fadeout 4&

&me "Really? Oh, I really thought that it's over!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(0.5)&

&show mt sad dress close with dspr

&$ renpy.pause(0.3)&

&mt "Over... And here you are right in some sense." &

&me "In what sense?"

&mt "How can I tell you ..."

&me "Something with Samantha?!"

&show mt surprise dress close with dspr

&mt "No, what are you... Why?"

& "It was the second exhalation of relief for our short conversation."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(0.2)&

&show mt sad dress close with dspr

&$ renpy.pause(0.5)

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

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.2, delay=10, channel='ambience')

&play silent AM_Havoc fadein 4&

&mt "It's just that the camp is closing. {w} Are not you surprised?" &

&me "...What? The camp?"

#&play music Vesperia_Part_Three fadein 4

&mt "Yes, our camp. «Sovyonok». It's closing."

&me "Why? {w} Because of the inspection?!"

&mt "No, no... It's completely different."

&me "Then what? For repairs?"

&mt "It's simply closing, Semyon."

&me "How is it - "simply"?!"

& mt "It's such a time now. The state does not need it anymore. The camp is far away, maintenance is expensive..."

& me "Nonsense, I don't believe it. These are all grounds, but not the cause. "

&mt "Maybe, but that's what I know. {w} And there was one more thing."

&me "What?"

&mt "Samantha in the interview said... That the first visit to the Union she liked more."

&me "Hmm. Did she say only this?

&mt "It seems like. It happened this fall or winter... Well, when our administration heard about this, well, you understand ..."

&me "I don't understand. She liked Artek more, and so what? "

&mt "But after all, we didn't please her. That's why she said so."

&me "And "Sovyonok "must pay?"

&mt "Do you not know anything about this yourself? You communicate with Samantha."

&me "No more. Since last summer."

&show mt surprise dress close&

&mt "What are you talking about? But why?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&show mt sad dress close with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&window show&

&me "...We quarreled. {w = .6} It seems she may have said that because of me... {w} Well, of course, it turns out that I let you down."

&mt "That's the news! Although I could have guessed."

&me "But she did not want anything like that, that's for sure. {w} I really hurt her."

&show mt angry dress close with dspr&

&mt "So I knew that someday you would do it! Sell us down the river!"

& "I opened my mouth to make some excuse, but I realized that there was no desire for it at all. In the end, I just nodded submissively. "

&me "I was waiting for something like this, too."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1)&

&show mt sad dress close with dspr

&mt "Oh... I feel it's not so simple."

&me "It's complicated. But the fault is on me."

&mt "...Okay, let's be honest. It's not about you. This is just gossip - about an interview."

&me "Are you already comforting me?"

&mt "But it's truth. We are not advisable now, what can we do? Do you think there are only a few camps closing? It's not just the camps..."

&me "We would not have been touched if there was the slightest chance that she would want to return."

&mt "It's a different matter. But why would she want to come back?"

&me "...I don't know, but now she definitely won't."

&stop silent fadeout 7&

&mt "What did you write to her?"

& "I looked away and shrugged."

&show mt normal dress close

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=7, channel='ambience')&&

&mt "All the girls are unhappy with you. You upset everyone. Is that your talent? "

& "I shrugged my shoulders a second time."

&mt "It doesn't look very good. You know how."

&me "How?"

&mt "I feel there was a dalliance here. And it's no good."

&me "...And are you happy with me?"

&show mt surprise dress close

&mt "Of course I'm not!"

&show mt smile dress close&

&extend "Well, maybe somewhere there was no dalliance..." &

& "The policeman coughed, got off the motorcycle and walked past us through the gate."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.2)&

&hide mt with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

& "Olga Dmitrievna followed, inviting me too." &

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&scene bg ext_library_day with dissolve&

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&show mt normal dress with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&stop silent fadeout 7&

&mt "Wait for me here. Five minutes!" &

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)

&hide mt with dspr

&stop ambience fadeout 2&

&$ renpy.pause (1.7)

&play ambience ambience_camp_center_evening fadein 2

&$ persistent.sprite_time = 'sunset'&

&scene bg ss_ext_library_sunset with fade2

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.4, delay=0, channel='sound')

&play sound sfx_open_door_clubs

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&show mt surprise dress with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&mt "Are you still standing here?.."

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

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

&me "...Where else would I stand?"

&show mt sad dress&

&mt "But you can see we're busy. You could go somewhere for a while..."

&me "I didn't realize. Sorry. "

&play music Vesperia_Part_Three fadein 3&

&mt "Okay, okay. Now we'll close it, seal it ... I'll just take a few things."

&me "And then?"

&mt "We will go back. But we cannot take you yet."

&me "I don't need it anyway."

&show mt angry dress with dspr

&mt "No? And what do you want?"

&me "Nothing. I'll go back to the village."

&mt "And what will you do there?"

&me "What's normal. Help... Hinder if necessary."

&mt "Don't you understand? The camp is closed. There's nothing to watch here!"

&me "...Is everything going just to disappear somehow?"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)&

&show mt normal dress with dspr&

&mt "No idea. This is not our headache anymore."

&me "What will happen with "Sovyonok" next? What do you think?"

&mt "Possibly nothing. And that's how it will remain... To grow weeds."

&me "Is that right?"

&mt "It's not for us to decide."

&me "Why? I could... somehow... watch it further."

&mt "Voluntary? Nobody will pay you for it, you know."

&me "I have some savings..."

&mt "Don't speak nonsense. What did you save there? Enough till the end of your life? "

&me "Yes, if I commit suicide in time."

&show mt angry dress with dspr&

&mt "Do not joke. You cannot hang out here anymore."

&me "Previously, somehow I could. What has changed? "

&show mt sad dress with dspr&

&mt "Previously, only I risked. Now no one will cover you."

&mt "If it turns out that you illegally got into the state's property, broke some seals... This is a crime, by the way."

&me "I understand..."

&mt "Not to mention that it's just insanity."

&show mt angry dress with dspr&

&mt "Why are you so attached to this camp? Won't you return to the world now?"

&me "The world does it's best even without me."

&mt "I should have taken you to a therapist long ago! Why can't you just leave?"

&me "I can, but to where and why? I don't know any person there."

&show mt normal dress with dspr&

&mt "You know everyone! You know me."

&me "Doesn't count." &

&mt "It does. I'm ready to help. You can live in my apartment for a while."

&me "Seriously? But it's somehow..."

&mt "Come on. I'll write down the address for you."

&me "Thanks, but it's inappropriate. You know."

&show mt smile dress&

&mt "Why? I lived with you in an even smaller space. And now I live alone - no problem. Only my sister is guesting from time to time..."

&me "...Why do you need it?" &

&mt "So you do not think that I'm able only to preach."

&show mt normal dress&

&extend "Will you go?"

&me "No... Not now."

&mt "We can't take you now anyway. But you will come. You will look around and if you won't like the city - you can roll back. Sounds good, doesn't it?"

&me "Good..."

&show mt smile dress

&mt "It's decided, then."

&me "No, I cannot live with you... But I will be happy to visit. Someday. "

&show mt normal dress

&mt "...Okay, let's focus on this. And do not quickly refuse. Don't you have to build a life somehow?" &

&me "You have helped me so much already."

&show mt smile dress&

&mt "Oh, I have! How much time, already? I've followed you for three years, haven't I? And yet you still call me with my patronymic."

&me "It's a habit."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(0.7)

&hide mt with dspr&

& "Olga Dmitrievna was called away by her companion. A minute later she came back to me. "

&show mt normal dress with dspr

&mt "We'll have to spend the night here. It's almost dark and we still have so many things to be done. {w} And you have time to pack your belongings."

&me "I have to find them, first."

&mt "Then you have to hurry, so that in the morning we can close everything."

&me "I have a whole night... {w} Should I stay here for the night?"

&mt "As you like. We do not really need help. Decide yourself."

&me "Somehow it's not very comforting to be so close to the police... {w} Do you know him well?"

&show mt smile dress&

&mt "This one? No. But I don't think he'll bother you."

&me "And you?"

&show mt surprise dress

&mt "Me?.."

&show mt smile dress&

&mt "Oh, how nice of you to think of me. {w} Go, Semyon. It's alright here."

&me "As you know. Then I'm packing."

&show mt normal dress&

&mt "Don't come looking for me today, I'll come to you myself tomorrow. To give you your final salary. "

&stop music fadeout 4&

&window hide

&stop ambience fadeout 1&

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 3

&$ day_time()

&scene bg ss_countryside with fade2

&$ persistent.sprite_time = "day"&

&$ persistent.ssg_9 = True&

&

&$ renpy.pause (1)

& "The next day, the three-wheeled monster visited our village."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&scene bg ss_countryhouse_y2 with dissolve

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_day

& "Olga Dmitrievna brought a whole pyramid of boxes with things from the camp - to hand them to us for perpetual storage."

& "Alas, there was no video player among them. I was not interested in other nonsense, although Georgiy was pleased."

& "The camp leader was in a hurry. Having settled all the money-related matters and accepting some gifts from us, she said good-bye to the old man. My time had come."

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause(0.6)

&play ambience ambience_day_countryside_ambience fadein 1&

&scene bg ss_countryside with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause(0.3)&

&show mt normal dress with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause(0.3)

&stop ambience fadeout 9

&play music A_Column_of_Glyphs fadein 5&

&mt "Have you lost my address?"

&me "I've learned it already."

&mt "That's good. I'll wait. But first, call if you can."

&me "I will try."

&mt "Yes... There is a phone in a post office. Not that far away."

&me "I know."

&mt "Have you called anybody? Slavya?"

&me "No. Why? {w} We exchanged a couple of letters..."

&show mt sad dress

&mt "And that's all?"

&me "She's busy... To be honest, we don't have so many common interests."

&mt "Do you have more with Samantha?"

&me "Yes... I had more..."

&mt "...Why does it turn out that way? What do you think?"

&me "Slavya does not really understand me... My life... Like you. Both of you want to influence me so much."

&show mt normal dress&

&mt "And that's fine. And how does Samantha understand you?"

&me "She... She may not understand everything. But she feels. She knows that it's necessary. "

&mt "But you quarreled, so was that also necessary?"

&me "...She wanted to come."

&show mt surprise dress with dspr&

&mt "Here?.. That's it. I didn't know. {w} And you were against it? Why?"

&me "Does it seem like a good idea to you?"

&window hide

&show mt sad dress with dspr&

&window show

&mt "...Not too good, but not so bad. {w} It would save the camp."

&me "Yes, it looks like that."

&mt "Do you regret now?"

&me "...I regret every day, even without that. Owl misled me, and then disappeared. As if she knew what she'd done. "

&show mt surprise dress&

&mt "That thief? And what could she have done? Does she know Samantha at all?"

&me "No... It's hard to explain."

&show mt normal dress

&mt "As usual."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&window show

&me "Forgive me for doing all this to the camp."

&show mt sad dress&

&mt "It's you who have to forgive me for the bad news. And the guilt is on the very different people -- those who decided that the camp is not needed. "

&mt "And you... You tried so much, supported it. You needed it the most."

&me "And you too."

&show mt smile dress&

&mt "And me."

&show mt normal dress

&mt "But now it doesn't exist, nothing we can do..."

&show mt sad dress&

&extend "Cabins, benches, a fence... Everything is in place... But the camp has gone. You have nobody to wait on here."

&me "And how are you going to be, now? Keep on leading in another camp?"

&mt "I don't think so. We need to find something else. All of us."

&me "Let's try... What else is left?.."

&show mt normal dress&

&mt "Promise me that in a month you will not be here."

&me "In a month? That is a short time..."

&mt "How much time do you need to be ready?"

&me "I have things to do here... But in a year I will leave, I promise."

&show mt surprise dress&

&mt "Year?!"

&me "If the camp will not work again."

&show mt sad dress

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&mt "You're incorrigible. {w} I wanted to say something else..."

&show mt normal dress&

&mt "Remember. Will you give me the keys?"

&me "The keys from the camp? {w} Well... they were somewhere."

& "I slackly patted my pockets."

&mt "In principle, we can leave them to the keeper..."

&me "Yes, leave them. Just in case?"

&mt "Yeah... Are you sure you're not going to return there? Won't you decide to live in Sovyonok some more?"

&me "Why should I? {w} And if I decide to - I can get in without keys. I have a good crowbar."

&mt "Well, ok. Immediately give them to Georgiy. Do not let me down."

& "I nodded, trying not to give out how important this question is. The counselor did not expose me. "

&mt "It's time to go now."

&me "It's a pity... Are you sure you won't be back?"

&mt "I am. I've already said goodbye to the camp. Now it's time to say goodbye to you. "

&me "Thank you for everything. Except in some cases... "

&show mt smile dress

&mt "Three years ago?" &

&me "That's right... {w} Well, good luck to you... in life... and with that chopper in particular."

&show mt normal dress&

&mt "Yeah. And I'm not going to wish anything to you - what's the use? With those who are sitting on the ground - nothing happens."

&me "...But nothing bad, either?"

&mt "Nothing good! {w} I will wish you good luck when you come to the city, as promised."

&me "I see. Well, you'll still kick me out of there."

&show mt smile dress&

&mt "Kicking you out... I spent three years fruitlessly kicking you out of the camp. {w} Well, that's enough! It's time to go."

&me "...Goodbye, then?"

&show mt normal dress&

&mt "Yeah. Take care of Georgiy... See you."

&mt "And call me, in any case!"

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

&hide mt with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (1.2)

#&scene bg ss_countryhouse_dark with dissolve

#&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&scene bg wml_ladder with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (1.0)&

&$ set_mode_nvl()

&window show

&nvl clear

& "The bleak days and weeks came. The camp was closed to me. I did not dare to appear there. But in the village I hardly found a place for myself, either."

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& "Having lost the title of watchman, I could not stay an idler. I tried to help my host and neighbors, but it was useless - I quickly lost interest to any business. "&

& "My help often turned to harm. The villagers gave me easier tasks - it was more to just keep me busy, but everything fell apart. The less I was trusted, the less I tried."

&nvl clear

& "I thought I'd settled there for a long time, but the village did not become my home. I never lived in it for its own sake - it was just a staging post. I had a camp and there was something else. "

& "Now my entire world has shrunk to a tiny village. There was no outlet for me here. "

& "The information window, which rescued me in the past years, slammed shut. Olga Dmitrievna was right - I was not fit to live in rural isolation." &

&scene bg ss_countryhouse_dark with dissolve

&nvl clear

& "But I still could not leave. I had already made a very serious bet - three years of my own life - to back down now. To go back to the beginning meant to lose everything and return to {i} nothing {/ i}. "

& "Every day my bet increased. Along with the fear that the game was obviously lost."

&nvl clear

& "I could not believe in the happy end of my story. I could not even think of such a thing. All my dreams looked too fantastic - another reason not to give up to the bus."

& "Who wants to look into the black box of his fate, which will not show anything good?"

&nvl clear&

& "I did not want to. Here I had a miserable possibility, at least in theory, to influence Samantha's fate, which outweighed many adversities, leaving me faithful to the ill-fated village. But only for the time. "

&scene bg ss_countryside_dark with dissolve&

& "Time was passing, and my patience was running out. It had already been a year or more since the last letter. It was more and more difficult to believe that I still meant something to Sammy. "

&nvl clear&

& "Now it seemed that even if I wrote to her again - the letter would go straight to the trash can. I could see my own self in a trash can from such thoughts. "

&stop music fadeout 7

& "Discarded, the least necessary person. Or the most unnecessary, if viewed from the standpoint of an optimist."

&nvl clear&

& "Once it turned out that I still became {i} nothing {/ i}, then this status definitely could be risked."

& "And I went to the camp."

&$ set_mode_adv()&

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&play music Lou_Free fadein 2&

&play ambience ambience_ext_road_day fadein 2

&scene bg ext_camp_entrance_day with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

& "I expected to meet here anyone and anything: workers on tractors, clearing vacant lots, even some new pioneers with new leaders. But I found the same old "Sovyonok", only unusually abandoned for this time of year. "

& "I liked this kind of view, and now I even regretted that I had been delaying a visit, for fear of meeting with the police. Or with other vultures that could have taken refuge in a defenseless camp."

&scene bg ext_library_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (1.2)

&scene bg ext_musclub_day with dissolve

& "I walked along the paths, sometimes looking in the windows of cabins and other buildings. Everything looked the same as before."

& "It turned out that nothing really changed for me. I lost my half of the already poor salary of the watchman, but my expenses were not great, either."

& "By approximate calculations it turned out that I could have lived here for at least a year on the accumulated crumbs. Which suited me perfectly."

&scene bg ext_clubs_day with dissolve

& "What I liked much less about this venture was my illegal status. But there was nothing to be done about it."

& "For a full life in the camp, I would have to unlock the forbidden doors, use public property, and spend it. The visit of any stranger to the camp threatened to turn into serious trouble. "

& "To avoid being exposed and arrested it would be worth keeping my location in complete secrecy - even from Georgiy. And this added inconvenience."

&scene bg ss_ext_shed_day with dissolve

& "Meditating, I continued to wander around the camp until my legs led me to the storage doors."

& "Here the defense was two-level: in addition to the lock -- the key to which was available -- the doors were boarded up with a pair of planks, sealed with some official piece of paper."

& "To stay in the camp, I had to remove this obstacle, but then there would be no way back. It was worth thinking twice before seriously violating the law. "

&"And I thought."

&play sound sfx_table_hit

&stop music fadeout 3&

&extend "And I broke the boards down with a heavy stone." with hpunch

&window hide

&stop ambience fadeout 1&

&$ renpy.pause (1)

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&scene bg ext_square_day with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (1)

&play music Lou_Philosophy&

& "A month has passed since I was reinstated in Sovyonok."

& "Here I was a master, but the first enthusiasm for this matter quickly left me."

& "Old gray weekdays came back, overshadowed by a new problem - the threat of the appearance of unfriendly guests of any kind."

& "This threat gradually and regularly transformed me into a paranoid."

&scene bg ext_library_day with dissolve

& "Not wanting to be caught off guard, I even made a guest notification system - an improvised alarm system."

& "The design was simple, but effective: as soon as the fastening gate leaf would tear, one of the drum plates borrowed from the music club would fall on the other."

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& "With this I was able to calm down for a while, but now other, more pressing concerns came to the fore."

& "It seemed to me a good idea to discuss them with Owl - the only one I could admit to usurping the camp."

newline

&scene bg ext_path2_day with dissolve

& "A few days I spent searching for the coveted clearing. Last year's trail to it had disappeared - without Alyona, nobody had been going there. "

&scene bg ext_polyana_day with dissolve

& "On the fourth day I managed to find the "owling box", but already at the wrong time, when it was too late to set it up."

& "On the fifth day I arrived on time, but it was too cloudy. The focus, apparently, was not successful. "

&scene cg owlnest with dissolve

&stop music fadeout 6

& "Finally, on the sixth day, I did my best. The only question was whether Owl would answer the call; if she even waited for a signal on the other end."

&window hide&

&$ renpy.pause (1)

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

&play ambience ambience_forest_day fadein 1&

&scene bg ext_polyana_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

& "After half an hour of waiting a hood flashed between the trees."

&window hide&

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)

#&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.2, delay=6, channel='ambience')&

&show owl normal undr&

&with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (1)&

&sowl "It's you, then."

&me "It's me. Hi!"

&show owl unsure undr&

&sowl "You promised not to call me."

&me "So I didn't call... for a whole year. {w} And what, am I distracting you from something?"

&sowl "No."

&show owl normal undr

&extend "Well, once a year you can."

&me "Distract you? Thank you... {w} Although it's you who should thank me. You're sitting there, waiting for the signal all summer... And it's not coming."

&sowl "I don't wait."

&me "And how do you get it? I thought you were watching for some kind of lighthouse flash."

&show owl unsure undr

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.2, delay=6, channel='ambience')&&

&play music Vesperia_Part_Three fadein 5&

&sowl "There's a bell..."

&me "Wow. So the ray has a receiver? Could you call me?"

&show owl upset undr with dspr&

&sowl "No! Did you call me for this?"

&me "I want to talk... I haven't seen you in a long time."

&show owl guilty undr&

&sowl "So what?"

&me "Well... The camp is closed, don't you know? {w} Alyona will not come any more."

&window hide

&show owl sad undr

&with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)&

&window show

&me "Sorry."

&sowl "She was not going to come again anyway."

&me "Yes, I remember, but you never know ... {w} Do you have a connection with her? We can write a letter."

&window hide&

&show owl normal undr with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.3)&

&window show

&sowl "How?"&

&me "We only need her address. Do you know it?"

&show owl unsure undr&

&sowl "No..."

&me "It's bad. But that's not a problem, we'll find it sometime. I'll look for documents in the camp. And if it does not work out, I'll write to Olga Dmitrievna, or I'll try to call her... "

&show owl normal undr

&sowl "Did you want something from me?"

&me "What? Why do you think so?"

&show owl tender undr

&me "Well, I wanted to, let's say... More precisely, I did not want anything, but since you're asking ..."

&sowl "Spit it out, Semyon."

&me "I want to ask where you get the food from. I've got a little problem..."

&show owl normal undr

&sowl "Out of food?"

&me "Will be soon."

&sowl "Okay, I'll give you a little."

&me "No, no, it's not that. I have money, you know..."

&sowl "Well?"

& me "I lied to everyone in the village that I was leaving to stay in the city. Therefore I cannot go to the store now. In the villages, all people are such gossips... Well, you know how it works. "

&sowl "I don't know."

&me "As soon as someone realizes that I live in the camp, everyone will know everything along the chain - the postman, the neighbors, Georgiy... And the policeman, once he visits the village."

&sowl "So what?"&

&me "They will come for me. And I can't be in the camp..."

&show owl surprise undr with dspr

&sowl "How can you not, if you're there?" &

&me "I'm there but it's forbidden. It's a law."

&show owl unsure undr with dspr

&sowl "I don't understand your unforestal problems. In my opinion, you are inventing them yourself. From boredom."

&show owl normal undr

&me "So it comes out roughly, but I did not come up with this. {w} If you could sell me a little..."

&sowl "I do not sell anything." &

&me "I understand that you do not have in excess, probably... But you buy products, right?"

&show owl upset undr with dspr

&me "You can buy some for me too."

&sowl "I won't do this."

&me "It is uncomfortable to ask, but... It would be very helpful. Forgive me, I couldn't think of anything better. "

&show owl guilty undr

&sowl "I forgive you."&

&stop music fadeout 3

&me "Thank you! Here, I brought money..."

#&play music Lou_Inspired

&play music Shes_Gone fadein 2

&show owl rage undr

&play sound sfx_face_slap

& "Owl suddenly hit me in the palm of my hand, breaking a couple of bills and throwing the rest on the grass." with hpunch

&me "What are you?!"

&hide owl with dspr

& "Postponing the clarification of the relationship, I rushed to collect the bills before they were blown away by the wind. With each collected bill, indignation was growing stronger and stronger. "

&show owl upset undr with dspr&

&me "This is my life at stake here! And you! You can't lift a finger!"

&sowl "You do not understand anything."

&me "Do YOU understand much? You walk here with an important look! I was such an idiot that I listened to you!"

&me "Why did I ever meet you? With your stupid tea, with your advice! The camp was closed because of you, if you want to know! When I sent a letter, from your suggestion!"

&sowl "Good, that's right. You all do not belong here."

&me "So you always hurt us?"

&sowl "...You especially do not belong. You are too weak and stunted to live alone.

&me "I'll outlive you here!"

&show owl sad undr&

&sowl "Why is this necessary? Leave."

&me "And listen to you again? No, leave your advice to others. Who are your friends there? Raccoons and squirrels? "

&sowl "I'm leaving. Do not call me anymore."

&me "Ok, I think I'll listen to that advice."

&stop music fadeout 4

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

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&hide owl with dspr

&play ambience ambience_forest_day fadein 3

&$ renpy.pause (1.7)

&scene bg ext_path2_day with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.7)&

&show gustav upset with dspr&

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&gust "So what have you achieved now?"

&me "Nothing. But I haven't lost anything, either."

&gust "Are you sure?"

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.2, delay=6, channel='ambience')&

&play music ss_help fadein 8&

&me "She dislikes me for some reason. Just like anyone who doesn't have a tail or feathers."

&gust "And why should she love you?"

&me "I did not ask for love. I asked for help a bit."

&gust "Normal request, how do you figure?"

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&me "I know... Shame. {w = .7} But the point is, I stepped over myself! {w} But she didn't even listen."

&gust "Or did not you listen? You cannot go to the village, but how did you decide that she can?"

&me "...She can do everything. She did not want to go to camp either, but then she looked pretty enthusiastic there. No, she just doesn't care!"

&gust "Because she does not want to fulfill your whims? She helped us more than once."

&me "Helped, when she considered it necessary... And does not really care about other things. That does not fit into her forest statute."

&gust "Is this bad?"

&me "Let her live, as she knows. I'll manage without her help. {w} I'll buy everything myself."

&show gustav normal

&gust "In the village? And what will you say there?"

&me "...The truth: they do not know all the details, after all. That I'm a violator."

&gust "Is it so hard to guess?"

&me "They know that the camp is closed. And what's the matter? Do we not need to guard the state's property?"

&gust "Georgiy will understand everything."

&me "He will just keep quiet. And the others ... {w} Well, we just have to answer confidently and give them no reason to dig."

&gust "Let's say that. So why did you bother Owl, then?"

&me "...I will not do it anymore. It's a misfortune to have such a neighbour."

&gust "You cannot really blame her for the letter, but the rest..."

&me "Enough! And I don't want to hear about it!"

#&stop music fadeout 7

&show gustav upset&

&gust "Well, well. Who else do you not want to hear about?"

&me "Let's not talk about this now."

&window hide

&stop ambience fadeout 2

&$ renpy.pause (1.3)

&scene bg ext_square_day with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

&$ set_mode_nvl()

&nvl clear&

& "More than three months had passed."

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.7, delay=2, channel='ambience')&

& "During this time, I visited the village several times. And still without any consequences."

& "Nobody in the village even asked where I had been, nor where I lived. For some reason, even Georgiy was not surprised. "

& "Maybe he'd figured out my plan back then, or just forgot my words about the city. It turned out that the camp did not interest the villagers at all. "

&nvl clear

& "Neither did the police hurry to appear at the gate, like anyone else - my alarm system went unused."

#& "I was all but forgotten, which could be considered luck, but there was nothing to be happy about. My position remained very shaky."

#& "Moving to the city seemed something inevitable, since I firmly decided to fulfill my promise to Olga Dmitrievna. But first, I wanted to live the year I had begged for myself. Wanted very much."

#&nvl clear

#& "I could only be hindered by forcible expulsion. The enemy could come at any moment, and I could not get used to thinking about it."

& "But sometimes I almost wished for gloomy people in grey uniforms to come for me, put me in a car and take me away from here for good. They would do for me what I lacked in spirit to do. "

&nvl clear

& "On other days I felt better and again did not want to leave. It was then that I managed to distract myself from any thoughts about the past."

&stop music fadeout 3

& "And thoughts about the future almost didn't disturb me in any way."

&$ set_mode_adv()

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (1.1)

&play ambience ambience_int_cabin_night fadein 1

&scene bg night_sam_empty with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

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

&play silent Vertical_Life fadein 7&

& "In this late evening there were many thoughts, but the dream, as luck would have it, did not come."

& "In the absence of TV and other luminous miracle boxes, I always went for a walk in such cases. Today I wanted to walk along the shore. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

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

&play ambience ambience_lake_shore_evening fadein 1

&scene bg ext_beach_au with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

& "After the hot summer and warm autumn, the first cold days came. I took the windbreaker with me and did not regret it at all. And next time, perhaps, it was better to dress even warmer. "

& "Time after time, the wind brought to me the smell of a remote forest and a lake, often causing me to shudder in payment, but I did not mind a small chill. This was some kind of an odd pleasure."

& "Maybe I was too tired of the languid monotony of the camp, in which nothing happened at all."

& "It seemed as though I was frozen in it, that time was frozen. Even the air froze. The mischievous streams of northern freshness solved at least one problem."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&me "Good evening..."

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.6)

&show gustavw normal with dspr

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)&

&window show

&gust "And what is so good about it?

&me "What? Don't make me angry."

&show gustavw upset

&gust "Oh, well, I'm sorry."

&me "What's good... Ask such a thing, just take and spoil the mood of a person. Without any reason. "

&gust "So what? Should I leave you alone? Again? "

&me "Again! And forever."

&gust "And what will happen then?"

&me "Nothing. Silence, that's what I'm asking for."

&gust "Nothing - this is what will remain of you. When all are silent and fall behind. And this will be your silence. "

&me "Well, not bad."

&gust "No. Everyone is already silent. Only my voice remains."

&me "Voice of madness."

&gust "Better than the silence of insanity. It would look like death."

&me "Let it be death, then. And you always want something from me. Why? I do not want anything from myself."

&gust "You do."

&me "Just to get rid of the memories. Then I will feel good. "

&show gustavw normal&

&gust "Self-deception."

&me "No. A year ago it was quite lousy, that winter... Now it's ok. When everything is forgotten, I will be free."

&gust "Free from what? From what you were?"

&me "What if even so?"

&gust "But you did not do anything wrong. You were yourself and {i}she{/ i} liked you exactly as you were. So, you were not so bad."

&me "It doesn't matter now. It's over, I'm alone and it's all about how to settle me in this world."

&gust "You're still not alone in it."

&me "Alone like no one."

&gust "I hear notes of resentment."

&me "Not at all, I chose it myself. I can live without {i}them{/ i}."

&gust "But not without {i}her.{/ i}"

&me "We're not talking about this."

&gust "You are."

&me "Because of you. Really, what else can I think of, seeing you all the time?"

&show gustavw upset

&gust "Do you blame me now?"

&me "You're a reminder! {w} And yes, it's your fault! You're the one who made me write that letter, not Owl!"

&gust "It was necessary."

&me "If so, now nothing is necessary anymore. It's done, over! Give me peace! "

&gust "There will be no peace. You will never forget. "

&me "Shut up! You suck at me like a tick!"

&gust "By your will. And I am more like a medical leech. It's Hirudotherapy, isn't it."

&me "Especially! This is enough self-torture! I'm telling you - enough!"

&gust "{i}She{/ i} is still a part of your life."

&me "You deprived me of this, so don't you dare remind me of it!"

&gust "I did not..."

&me "Do not dare!"

&gust "But that's why you need me."

&me "Go to hell, then!"

&hide gustavw with dspr

& "Having swung more forcefully, I tossed Gustav far into the darkness of the lake."

&play sound sfx_water_splash

& "There was a plaintive slap on the water - the last reproach from my old plush friend."

& "In some stupor, I stared at the dark for a couple of minutes."

&me "I will not hear anything from you again."

&stop silent fadeout 7&

& "Shivering, I quickly walked back to the camp, driven in the back by a very angry wind. I had to raise my collar higher. "

&window hide

&stop ambience fadeout 1

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&scene bg ss_ext_house_of_el_night with dissolve

&play sound sfx_wind_gust

& "One more impulse, and I slowed down. The anger that had been driving me left. The wind quickly carried it away, leaving only an aching feeling of pity and resentment."

&play music the_sea_scene fadein 3

& "Halfway to the lodge, I turned and ran back. My eyes gnawed. "

&window hide

&$ renpy.pause (0.4)

&play ambience ambience_lake_shore_evening fadein 1&

&scene bg ext_beach_au with dissolve

&$ renpy.music.set_volume(volume=0.99, delay=0, channel='silent')&

& "I was ready to jump into almost icy water, but did not see my goal. The water surface was clean and calm - there were not even snags or chips. "

& "It was good luck that the moon was bright and I could somehow explore the shore, where Gustav could float to. But long searches from the shore did not yield anything."

& "With a heavy heart, I returned to the camp. But I was not going to surrender."

&window hide

&play ambience ambience_boat_station_night fadein 2&

&scene bg aut_boat with fade2

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)&

& "After waiting for dawn, I continued to search - now from the boat. The shore had already been inspected three times for Gustav, there was nowhere to go except to bed. "

& "I rushed the water with all kinds of poles, rakes and buckets in vain attempts to get my bear back. It seemed that I was about to pick it up, grab it and pull it out like a toy from a slot machine. "

& "Alas, the game was much more complicated than the fun in shopping malls. The water was far from transparent, and the potential range of searches was huge. But I searched, I took short breaks to warm up and came back again."

& "At times I found something, but each time the disappointment was waiting for me - from the seizure of the algae I rescued garbage. I had already fetched out all sorts of things from the bottom: from random trinkets, to toys, to a tie and an almost serviceable umbrella. "

& "Olga Dmitrievna would be pleased that I cleaned the lake that well, but it didn't comfort me. The garbage I found was unsuitable for the role of Gustav - I was not ready to pour my soul out to an umbrella. "

&stop music fadeout 5

&stop ambience fadeout 1

& "The evening was coming, and I had to turn the boat to the shore. There was nothing left but to retreat and reconcile: Gustav was lost."

&window hide&

&$ renpy.pause (1)&

&scene bg ext_beach_au with dissolve

&$ renpy.pause (0.5)

&$ set_mode_nvl()

&nvl clear

&window show

&play ambience ambience_boat_station_night fadein 1&

& "And yet, every day I returned to the unfortunate shore and combed it, peering long into any ripples on the water."

& "It turned into a ritual - I no longer believed in success. If there was any faith now, it was only in the pattern of any failure."

& "The rag-bear was only added to the list; it had become the next