"Been a long time since anyone last summoned me, yanno?"

The girl hit her left foot against the ground a couple of times to make sure she was on solid ground. All she could see was a dense fog, about as thick as the one where she encountered Akinari.

"Back in the day they used to call me Hamuko. Hamuko Seikatsu."

She looked around. No trace of Ryoji, he probably was still up there. And it wasn't Minato who was calling for her help through an Evoker. In fact, she didn't even wear her Orpheus Telos 'skin' now.

"But that was before I became an overlord. Now 'My Goddess' or 'My Savior to whom I'll be forever grateful' will do just fine." She smirked. "You don't need my assistance as a Persona, do you?"

The woman in old-timey drags didn't seem amused by her speech. She just floated away, surrounded by the thick fog.

"I AM the guardian of the Desert of Doors!" Hamuko growled. "And I demand to know your name and why you invoked me!"

"…I have great plans for this place."

She extended a hand as she walked away.

"What are you even—"

Hamuko jumped away as a black claw suddenly reached out from the ground. She couldn't stand still, for yet another, and then a dozen more, tried to get a hold of her.

Finally, one managed to grab her leg, pulling her to the ground. It was quickly followed by a lot of other shadowy arms restraining her movements.

"LET ME GO!" Hamuko demanded. "YOU'VE GOT NO BALLS! YOU'RE FIGHTING ME AS A WEAK INVOCATION! FACE ME WITH MY TRUE POWER!"

She was just being ignored. That woman had managed to trap a weakened version of her, as invocations are mere weakened representations of the creature they call. Most of Hamuko's power was in one of the many doors of the desert, keeping Nyx away from Erebus in her dear reality.

" I'LL HUNT YOU! AND I'LL KILL YOU!"

The lady in grey kept marching away, ground trembling behind her as a big spherical silhouette began coming out of it.

The ground below Hamuko disappeared, converted instead into nothing more than a black mass absorbing her.

"Good luck with that."

Hamuko began feeling slowly deprived of what little power she had, like a massive spirit drain was taking place.

"I'LL—"

The world went black.

By the time Hamuko woke up, she had already been left completely alone.

The desert where she was standing had turned into a barren wasteland covered by yellow fog.

And getting lost in the infinite she could see spotlights and platforms.

She opened and closed her hands a couple of times. Nope. Nothing.

She was just a shadow-persona-whatever again.

"Well, fuck…"

Hamuko looked up to see the silhouette of some kind of one-eyed disco ball standing high in the sky.

"…Guess we're gonna need a bigger boat."


A/N: Shenjay here. Alright the fic is over now. The sequel will start in a couple days, so, if you aren't following me as an author, get doing so :3 It'll be co-written by Evilshroom, of course!