I glanced down to see her breathing had become regular. It was clear that she was asleep now. Her name was Paitry, I think, a bit of a nerdy girl, but still cute in her own right. She had glasses that were too big for her face, and hair that she kept in a tight ponytail because it went everywhere when she left it loose. She wasn’t hot enough to make it as one of the Principal’s favorites, but she was still very adorable.
I silently pulled my way out from under her covers, making sure not to disturb her in the slightest. I carefully put my clothing back on. When I was done, I went up to her and gently kissed her on the forehead. I then pulled out a rose I had hidden in my pocket and gently placed it on the bed next to her.
It wasn’t about getting into a woman’s pants. It wasn’t about turning her into a slut. It was about tying yourself to her heart, one piece at a time until she could never pull away. It was about creating an image that lasted in her body and mind. This was what I had to do. Rose would call it preparing her heart. It was always about laying the groundwork for future interactions.
That was a major part of what I had learned from the two sisters over the last week. I was always too caught up in the moment. However, the moment is exactly that, momentary. When it came to women, I had to always be thinking about the future. It wasn’t enough to impress her today, but to set things up so I could impress her tomorrow, and the next day. That was the key to winning a woman. It was to make yourself unforgettable. I was beginning to understand why the Memorial skill was so expensive.
When I was done, I gently slid out of her room and left. She was only one of a half dozen girls I had enjoyed this week. Some of the women I slept with were repeat customers from periods I had enjoyed them before. A few were new though. This was necessary for points of course. New lays always netted the most points. This girl’s points would be especially good because she let me stick it in her ass.
As I left the dorm room, two beautiful women suddenly appeared on either side of me. Of course, they were Netorase and Netori. It made me feel slightly regretful that Netorare couldn’t be here to see the two sisters working together. Over the week, I couldn’t explain why, but I felt like the bond between them had started to heal. I liked to think that deep inside me, or wherever her divinity was, that Netorare could see what was going on with a smile on her face.
“You did well, Hakaru…” Netori said with a slight smile on her face.
“She has definitely gone doki-doki heartthrob for you. The rose was a bit cliché, but you picked a girl who is enamored with the clichés. How did you know?”
“I saw a lot of romance books on her shelf,” I explained. “I could see she was the kind of girl who dreamed of getting romantic gestures.”
“Ah… it will definitely work, I can feel it!” she offered encouraging words.
“Well, about that…” I stopped, the two girls taking a few steps in front of me before turning back. “We leave tomorrow. Please tell me, my points?”
Netori glanced over at her sister. “Do you want to do it?”
“Mm!” She grabbed a popper seemingly from out of nowhere and then launched it.
There was a light pop and then confetti gently fell back down, some of it landing in my hair.
“You did it!” Netori smiled. “You leveled. You’re level six now.”
“I never dreamed you would make it this far.” Netorase sighed.
“Hey, doesn’t that make it sound like you were thinking I’d fail!”
Rose grew flustered, and Netori even chuckled as Rose desperately apologized while trying to explain herself.
“It’s fine… I was joking.” I said after I had enough of Rose’s flustered actions. “Rather, what can I do with my points, huh?”
“You have 30,100 points at the moment.” Netori explained, switching to a more serious expression, “At the 50,000 point range, the most expensive skill to date, you have the skill Charming.”
“This skill makes you charming. Men will think you’re charismatic. Women will think you’re interesting. Basically, it gives you the charm of a god.”
“That… really is powerful.” I could only shake my head in disbelief. “But… then again… it feels a bit like a handicap, doesn’t it? If everyone just saw me as charming, then what effort would I have to put into a relationship? It’d make me lazy and cause me to lose my edge.”
Netori’s smile grew even larger. “You’re learning, Hakaru… I’m so proud of you.”
I couldn’t help but blush as she looked at me. Lately, her teasing nature had diminished somewhat, and she seemed to approach all of this much more earnestly. I didn’t know if her sister was rubbing off on her, or if it was something to do with me. However, sometimes, the way she looked at me caused my heart to speed up and my mind to turn numb. I had always been attracted to Netori, so these newer emotions were difficult to wrap my mind around.
“40,000 still can earn you Memorial, but there are also two more skills. Climax is just as it says. It induces a woman to climax. Well, if you do it wrong, it can be uncomfortable and even a little painful to suddenly orgasm without any build-up, but if used wisely, you can make any girl reach the end, even multiple times.” Netori chuckled. “The other ability is called Redo. It allows you to remove a memory from someone, making them forget something that happened. What do you think?”
I shook my head and sighed. “Climax would make handling Principal Vienna a cinch. I could just force her to orgasm again and again until she’s a mess. Redo would also be useful. My father, I still don’t know what he remembers from when I hit him with a bat. If I returned with that ability, I could rest easy by making him forget that event.”
“And?” The two girls were watching me carefully.
Even this was a test of sorts. They wanted to see how far I had grown with my reasoning skills.
“I can’t afford either, so I’d rather learn about what skills I gained at the 30,000-point mark. If any skill is going to help me, it’d have to be one of these.”
“Not necessarily,” Netorase warned. “After… we… well… after we win and… do that… well…”
She suddenly quieted down, a blush on her face.
“What sister is trying to say is that when she gives herself to you, you should earn at least 10,000 maybe even 20,000 points, never mind what you earn for defeating another god. In short, not only will you be close to level 7, but you can also buy whichever skill you want.
“Is that so…” I responded thoughtfully. “I still want to know if there are any other new skills.
“Other than Bold Desires and Embarrassing Act, just one.” Netori sighed. “One 30,000-point skill.”
“What is it?”
“The ability is called Godless,” Netori said hesitantly.
“That sounds rather ominous. What does it do?” I asked.
“It makes you, and all the women whose hearts you possess, immune to all the powers of the gods and goddesses,” Netori spoke carefully.
My eyes widened and my mouth fell open. It was like a god’s blessing? Wasn’t that incredible? If I could guarantee I wouldn’t be affected by someone else’s skills, I could easily defeat them!
“That ability is perfect!” I voiced my excitement. “Why didn’t you tell me about this ability before? I mean, I know I can’t get it until now, but this is really something.”
The girls glanced at each other, and then Netori sighed. “You don’t understand. It removes the powers of all gods and goddesses. You are right, no god or goddess will be able to use a skill on you. However, that also includes… myself!”
I froze for a moment and then looked at Netori nervously. “What are you saying?”
“It will make you immune to other gods and goddesses, but it will also make you unable to use any of the skills you learned. In a word, you’ll be back to being a human.”
“That…” I shook my head. “How could I take on an ability like that? Give up everything? I might as well be asking to be destroyed.”
“…” The two girls wouldn’t meet my eyes.
“Right?” I asked, a crease forming in my forehead.
“Of course…” Netori finally spoke, although she was still looking away. “Hakaru is wise.”
“Those skills, please use them to win.”
I think I understood what they were getting at. If I was confident on my own, I didn’t need skills to get by. As soon as I picked that, skills would become meaningless. They couldn’t use them on me or my women, but I couldn’t use anything on them either. It would truly be a fair game, where the best man won. How could I ever expect something like that? It was ridiculous.
“Pleasure Points.” I finally said.
“Hakaru?” Netori blinked.
I nodded. “Pleasure Points. Knowing how to touch a girl to make her go crazy, right? That’s the best path towards defeating Vienna with the points I have available.”
“R-right…” Netori closed her open mouth and nodded. “Of course, Hakaru, that is perfect for this situation.”
Netorase smiled, but there was a slight tension in her eyes that wasn’t there before. “Hakaru is correct, this will win the day.”
Did the pair really want me to shed all of my abilities? I knew it was the ultimate show that I had the confidence to succeed with or without my abilities, but if I did this, for some reason it felt like I’d be stabbing myself in the foot. I just couldn’t do something like this. Even though I could use the skills more, I still depended on them. There wasn’t a single girl of recent that I hadn’t used Dirt Scribe and Inner Desires on. Safety First was vital to my current lifestyle, and I even used Manipulation. Even if I disappointed them somewhat it was too soon.
I received Pleasure Points. Both girls calmed down once I got them back to the dorm room and practiced my points on them, particularly with a massage.
“M-my turn, my turn!” Rose said excitedly after hearing Netori moan for a half-hour straight.
I spent some time massaging both of them until they were complete jelly, unable to move. They no longer complaining about my choice, instead, giving me a thumbs-up as I systematically disarmed both women.
In the end, it never occurred to me to take advantage of this state to molest the two goddesses. For some reason, I had a feeling that if I pushed them down, they wouldn’t disappear or flee, but the desire to do so was seemingly absent. Rather, I wasn’t thinking about now, but what I would do next.
I suppose you could call it preparing their hearts. I was setting up the scaffolding for the relationship I’d have with these women in the future. It was only a matter of time now. The goddesses were mine!