So, this was the end of the game, it almost felt like they didn't get to play the game to long and they felt like it was coming to an end just like their time in the force. Their mind went to all the changes that happened in their life that were all irreversible and the pain that lingered with the changes they had to endure; in a way Merius figured they were a little more like their character outside the game after what they went through, they just didn't physically look like them or was catfolk.
But it was all coming to an end and they decided to go visit Overzealous and his little guild of beginner helpers, while Merius didn't have much reason to help beginners when rumors started to come up about the game ending, the least they could do was visit one of the first people they met when they began playing back as their old character, plus despite not showing up to the guild for a while they were still a member of the guild.
Before leaving their residence they collected a small handful of items including their favorite rifle, they whistled for Femto their snowy dire wolf who appeared from behind her residence and sat before her awaiting commands." Up.
" Merius told the beast, it stood on it's paws and the cat lady climbed into the saddle. Merius didn't really need to use Femto the guild wasn't that far from their residence, but since it was the last day here they figured, why not if anyone was there they could see Femto one last time before they were knocked out the servers.
Once Merius was back inside the guild house it felt a bit empty, but it looked the same as it always was the hall of good guys, Merius didn't know how they ended up joining them when they think of it now because Merius felt as if they were different from when they first arrived like completely different, the Japanese man fond of using Lances and spears to protect allies felt like a distant memory to the now nekopara, they tried to recall the thing that made them change from their original but the reason felt like a blur to them and no matter how hard they dug into their own memories the reason felt like it was buried under memories to painful to uproot.
When Merius met with Overzealous he seemed calm despite the fact that everything he worked for would be gone in a matter of hours, they shared a conversation with each other that felt brief as the last moments were creeping forward, as the count down on her heads up display began getting to zero, Merius dismounted her wolf and gave the mount a head pat for all it's work." You did a good job Femto.
" Merius knew the mount was only an npc so it couldn't show it's affection back to her but she decided to do it still.
She decided to stay by Overzealous' side as the clock hit zero, probably something in them still being honorable or maybe just wanting to stay by Overzealous as it all ends. Out of nowhere there was a cold chill, just an instant drop in temperature making it near freezing levels; the ice cold was something only bothering Merius on a minor level, then she noticed the hall was on top of a mountain and Overzealous' calm demeanor had cracked, he was yelling for everyone to get into the great hall, Merius turned and followed him into the guild hall with that immortal leading some of the other NPCs?
Merius noticed the NPCs were acting more like actual people, they weren't waiting for commands nor were they doing what would usually do, then the thought of Merius' own npc came to the cat girl's mind she wondered where her automaton was before joining the others within the halls, with the low light levels Merius decided to finally use the head lap in her helmet to somewhat illuminate the area for some of the others to see along with the small fires set up to help brighten up the room, Merius took a seat in one of the chairs, not bothering with the food just yet as Overzealous began to panic, and ask questions, looking to the NPC they began staring at the guild leader in his time of panic and Merius chimed in to attempt to ease the beings fears.
"Calm down Zealous-sama, you should shouldn't be so panicked, it will make the others nervous.
" As they spoke Femto appeared at Merius' side, the white dire wolf tried to get at a cut of ham on the table before Merius pulled them back from the table and told them to sit." I believe our, or your guild house has been transported to another location.
" Merius' cat like eyes went over to the NPCs nearby still wondering if her automaton would appear but she still hasn't shown up." I feel speaking of this should be between mostly guild mates and we should let the servants stand out for this conversation, it would be... Above their level of thought.
" She told him.
Thinking on it a little further, Merius didn't know what happened, one of her furred hands tried to activate a menu, their heads up display was gone, their interactive menus were gone and nothing she could do would activate them, then it was Femto acting out and attempting to eat some of the food on the table.
Merius tossed him some of the ham for the large beast to sniff and chow down on with their tail wagging back and forth as if the mount was an actual animal, this was something else, putting a hand on their face as they noticed the servants staring towards the large wolf now licking at the floor, she put together that this either had to be the biggest update the game had just dropped or it was something unimaginable, but could something like that happen? She asked herself before putting a paw like hand on her chin to think further on it, but the thought of their NPC running around awol kinda annoyed them." Damn it, right after I got the surgeries and everything.
" They muttered." Where could Rukuro be hiding at?
" They questioned aloud.