Ok, so I wandered for ages, and eventually gave up and went back home, assuming we could look for our boy in the morning. But when we get there, mum has something to say:
Me: Really? Who is it? OK, hand me the phone!
Mother: Ha, he sounds very charismatic…is he a friend of yours?
Gasp. It appears our mother may be a little suspicious of our rebel, but who cares, we gotta talk to him! To the phone!
Me: …yes, hello?
Dream Guy (telephone): Hello, it’s me! Your mum sounds really nice.
Me: Hi! It’s great to hear from you. What’s up?
Dream Guy: It’s a perfect day for skating….so do you want to come and have a go on the course? I hope you will!
At this point I loudly groaned, because you know what this means? MORE MINIGAMES.
Me: That sounds great! I’m on my way.
Then we receive yet ANOTHER creepy text:
Th-thanks, anonymous shipper person.
So, to the skate park!
Me: Hey, are you ready? ‘Cos when I get going, I take no prisoners! Ha ha!
Wow, I can feel the awkward cringing smiles on that. But ok, let’s smash him.
As soon as we do this, we get the creepiest text yet. I’m not really sure what this is meant to be or who it’s meant to be from:
O-Okay. Anyway, let’s go talk to our guy:
OH GOSH. HERE IT COMES.
Me: …N-no..what do you want to tell me?
Dream Guy: You know…I wanted to tell you…that I..
FIND OUT THE REST IN PA— ok no I’m joking.
Dream Guy: I’ve…
Passer-by: AH! Here you are! Listen, you must come!
DAMN YOU, PASSER-BY. YOU SERIOUSLY COULDN’T GO FIVE MINUTES WITHOUT FUCKING EVERYTHING UP.
Dream Guy: Does it have to be now? What’s happening?
Me: Hey, what’s up?
Passer-By: Come on, there’s no time! The group is waiting for you.
Dream Guy: Err…sorry…I have to go.
Me: But…I’ll phone you, OK?!
STAGE 3 OF THE REBEL SEDUCTION IS COMPLETE. HE IS ALMOST OURS.
We’re transported back home, and our mother wishes to talk to us, and we have a text. Let’s check that out first.
Jeez, okay. Let’s go pick up the phone then. But our mother grabs us first:
Me: I hope so! Something happened in the clique. Perhaps she knows what it was? Thanks mum!
Alright, let’s catch up on the gossip.
Me: Hi! Have you got some news for me?
Best Friend: Hi! I heard something happened. What was it?
Me: I had hoped you would know more…
Best Friend: Sorry to disappoint, but I have no idea. Have you heard from your darling boy?
Me: No, not since last night. I’m worried…
Best Friend: Why don’t you ask around at the park? Maybe one of the skaters will know.
Me: That’s a good idea. I’ll do that! Wish me luck.
Best Friend: Good luck, sweetie!
We put down the phone, and our mother is concerned.
We begin our response in the most patronizing way possible:
Me: ….Oh, mum. Unfortunately I do not know what has happened, but something happened within his circle of friends.
Mother: Oh, hopefully it’s nothing too bad. Maybe you could ask around his friends?
Thanks, mum, not like we literally just heard that suggestion or anything.
But…wait. I’ve forgotten what we have to do. Good thing we get this handy text to remind us!
(We can talk to our dad to have exactly the same reminder, too. The game does not want you to be unclear on this in any way.)
Let’s go to the skater place, then.
Which of course, is completely deserted. Why is nothing easy in this game?
So after much wandering, we come across someone:
Passer-By: I don’t know either, but heard that something happened to one of the members of “Skater Nature Clique”.
Gasp. Like Sherlock on a case, we set off to find more clues.
Passer-By: No, no idea. But everyone has been in a pretty bad mood since yesterday.
Hmmm. More evidence is needed!
Passer-By: You’d better ask the clique leader’s best friend.
Then another omnipresent text.
Alright, let’s go get to the bottom of this mystery, and by extension the bottom of our rebel.
Oh. So I guess that’s the identity of the mystery texter solved. Onto the mystery of the clique.
Friend: Eddie, a member of the clique, is banned from the mall. He went too far in a demo event.
Me: Hey…he must have done something really amazing to get a ban!
Friend: Definitely. I also heard something about a fine. We should go to his house. He lives very near you.
On my way to the friends house, I noticed one of my little bars at the top had run out, the one that means food:
Oh no! I thought. Do I collapse to the ground? Do I have to do anything again?
…Well no, because it seems there are no negative connotations to letting one of your bars empty. So why do I have to keep watching endless meters fill to keep them up? Does this mean I didn’t have to sit through this every game day?:
Apparently so. I sorrowfully made my way to the friends house.
Am I the only one who is starting to feel like this is The Godfather: My Boyfriend DS editon?
Me: Yes, I see him. He is just coming out of the house. How is he?
Dream Guy: Man, man, man…Eddie must have done something really incredible…The shop owners don’t want to see him in the mall for a long time. Sh…sugar!
Oh man, there we go with the edgy almost swears again. I never expected such depravity in My Boyfriend DS.
Me: Oh dear…that’s so unfair. So what happens now?
Dream Guy: And this happens just before our big event! We had rehearsed everything so carefully and Eddie had a big part in it..All for nothing.
Me: …how about if…I were to help you? I think I could do it!
After this bit we’re booted out of the conversation and given the goal of doing what we just did:
Okay, let’s go offer again then, I suppose.
There’s then some um…worrying options:
Well, we’ll have to help, but what exactly are we going to do at this event? Jump through hoops of fire? Fight ecologically-unaware people on horseback?
Me: One hundred percent! I WANT to help you and do my very best to guarantee our success!
Dream Guy: Good, I had no doubts, but the event is just too important. Can you tell me why it’s so vital the event is a success?
Uuuuuh. Went with ‘Counter-measures’.
Me: The mountains of rubbish are rapidly getting bigger! If we don’t take huge steps over the next few years, then our city will drown in rubbish!
Dream Guy: Quite apart from the fact that our air is becoming increasingly polluted and the flora and fauna are suffering, you are quite right! How could we let this happen?
Remember to recycle, kids. We have some more options:
Um…’Engage’, but by this point I was just clicking anything.
Me: The best thing..is to talk very seriously and at length with people…Until they understand!
Dream Guy: The problem with humanity is that time goes by so quickly and nobody can spare the time to listen. We must inspire the people right away, or we will lose them.
Wow. I must admit, I did not expect commentary on the futile nature of man in My Boyfriend DS. Either way, that wasn’t the right option, so this time let’s pick ‘reconsider’.
Me: People must think again, and finally learn to take responsibility for our world and generations to come! That’s what counts!
Dream Guy: I couldn’t have put it better! You understand exactly what this is all about! I am happy to have you on board! Let’s go through the proceedings once more, tomorrow is the big day…
Build the barricade, hoist the flag! Tomorrow, WE BEGIN THE ECO REVOLUTION.
NEXTTIME, IN PART 10, THE SHOCKING FINALE - HOW WILL THE WAR OF THE ECO WARRIORS GO? WILL WE SURVIVE IT? OR WILL WE SHARE EDDIES FATE?