Tokyo, The Passion of the Satoshi, Part 1
STARBOY’s Log, Stardate September 28.2.
STARBOY has truly delicious new fans! One of them’s super cute and has stars in her eyes. It is clearly destiny. I aim to woo her by remaining aloof and mysterious.
I guess before they were fans and confidantes, they did some moderately heroic things on their own. Certainly nothing like STARBOY’s heroism, but one can only ask so much of others, after all. The Eyes Above report that they were involved with the Price Serum incident. It seems that Kyoko Akagi is a traitor. We should deal with her.
The Eyes Above weren’t certain how my newest fans got the word of the Serum’s theft, let alone how they knew which of the Sumiyoshi-kai’s transport vehicles to divert and assault, but they were undeniably effective. There was one individual with them, Satoshi, that even our remarkable resources were unable to identify. He’s clearly unimportant, and STARBOY is in no way jealous of his roguish good looks.
The surveillance footage is impressive. It seems one of the Yakuza, known as Sosuke, had already taken a dose of the Serum. He put up a better fight than his allies. (Alloy effectively neutralized them, in a STARBOY-esque show of skill.) Red Dragon’s fire-breath isn’t just a joke! He should’ve waited for the Serum’s durability-enhancing effects to take hold, though, as he incinerated large parts of his insides in the ensuing fight. A mistake STARBOY would never have made. Andromeda shot him in the face. The Criminal hit him with some sort of bioelectric whip thing. Victoria’s dogs ate his legs. Sucks to be him, really.
They recovered the Serum, but we remain uncertain where they brought it. Their movements aren’t entirely easy to trace.
Anyway, let’s get to the good parts – the ones where STARBOY is there.
Alloy and Victoria first saw me outside Shibuya station, after their day’s excitement. They were overwhelmed, naturally, so I can’t blame them for not introducing themselves. STARBOY is very magnanimous. After STARBOY’s riveting speech about the power of justice, Alloy and Victoria went back to their frustratingly difficult to locate headquarters, where I assume they talked about STARBOY.
It was the next day that my new fans really impressed me. They found me in Harajuku, at one of my many – and very important – public appearances. Seeing STARBOY gives people hope! I was immediately struck by their fashion sensibilities. These, truly, were individuals worthy of STARBOY’s autograph. Andromeda wasn’t going to settle for just that, though: it was obvious right from the beginning that she wanted me badly. I played it cool, like heroes do.
I was surprised to learn that Andromeda was sent sent to aid me in my spectacularly important mission by none other than Suzaku. Fans of STARBOY and allies of Izuko! It’s a small world sometimes, my friend. Naturally, STARBOY sprang into action, and invited his new fans into The Secret Headquarters. They were all, of course, stunned by my highly sophisticated technological research department. I tried not to flaunt it too much. After all, we had a job to do. After the murder of the three Shikayn and the disappearance of the device they were guarding, even someone as heroic as STARBOY knows when to accept a helping hand. They weren’t all the way up to date on the details of the operation, so I filled them in – and Andromeda and Alloy said they could get me valuable intelligence, maybe even the location of the missing device. My contacts in Joju assured me it was still on Earth, but I’d had no luck in finding it myself. Dignified and charming as I am, I bowed out and allowed them to take the spotlight on this mission. When they return, we’ll have another rendezvous and discuss the proper course of action.
If Andromeda plays her cards right, there might even be a date with STARBOY in her future. Here’s hoping.
Harajuku’s Most Fashionable Hero