Xander: It's time... For a DEATH BATTLE!
The clock struck midnight.
The moon glowed green.
All electronics ceased functions.
Gekkoukan High School's usual image disappeared, taking the shape of a massive tower, almost appearing as an Eldritch horror unto itself. And, as with many nights, the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad, S.E.E.S., stood within the first room. Each donned their respective uniforms as they prepared for the upcoming expedition.
"So, some exchange student went missing in there?" Junpei Iori asked, grabbing the bill of his hat, "Seems to be a lot of that happening."
"Is that supposed to be a joke about Fuuka?" Yukari Takeba asked in response, "Cause if so, it's unfunny on so many levels."
"All the same..." Mitsuru Kirijo remarked, "I
I-Magician: "The moment man devoured the fruit of knowledge, he sealed his fate...
Entrusting his future to the cards, man clings to a dim hope.
Yes, the Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
Attaining one's dream requires a stern will and unfailing determination."
II-Priestess: "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
The silent voice within one's heart whispers the most profound wisdom."
III-Empress: "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
No matter how we shape or mold it
It stays the same way even with a slight change
For the mask is a part of us
Just as we are part of the mask
When we hide a hidden side
Deep within our hearts
It becomes a shadow
Something we try to deny
Something to forget
But it always comes back to haunt us
Trying to engulf us in its darkness
To show others what their really like
As they keep denying it gets stronger
Shifting and molding into something terrifying
The shadow becomes a beast
A monster of our dark side
Because we've denied it
For thinking it isn't a part of us
But it is a part of us
Like we are a part of it
The only way to combat it
Is to accept it as it is
For that shadow is you
You are the shadow
Your persona that is in your heart
Don't be afraid
Just face it
Show no fear
The shadow is you
You are the shadow
You wear the mask
Wearing the mark
On your heart
Once you accept it
It becomes a great ally
A powerful persona
Right by your side
Always there to hel