— Same Name, Different Face [@Homu!Sayaka]


Through death? That… was a curious thing. The possibility within her mind was that this variant of hers had simply escaped the contract through a method, like she heard of someone else doing, but through death… So, it meant this Sayaka was revived somehow. She wondered if she should ask about that though… Maybe not.

"A different Incubator…" That was interesting, and also a little nerve-wacking in some way. "…Yes, it does answer my question, mostly. I’m still curious about your circumstances, but I should introduce myself."

Though, one of the other comments caught her attention. Actually, she seemed amused about it and it showed in her expression. A little chuckle escaped her lips before responding, giving an answer to the question.

"Of course. After all, who knows you better than yourself?” Her sword clicked against the pavement again and the magic covering her appearance faded away.


"My name is Miki Sayaka, but you know that already. It’s very nice to meet you regardless. I don’t tell many people about who I really am, so consider yourself lucky if you want. The reason I approached you is simple, you feel different from our other variants. When I saw your shield, it only made me more curious. So, you could say ‘curiosity' was my entire reason.” She tilted her head.

"Now, does that answer your question too?"


An…alternate. Well, that was actually…well, the last thing she really expected. An alternate under the ruse of Homura Akemi, anyway.

"Ah…yeah, I guess…though, that couldn’t done without tossing swords and fake grenades at me." Oh well. What’s done is done. At least it didn’t seem like her alternate meant any genuine harm to her in the end. "You…could have just asked or something though. I’m not too anti-social or anything, I swear." 

- - - a b e r t a m (@Sayaka)



"Mm, Nagisa is ready! A hundred percent ready! Two hundred!" She declares with a wide grin, bouncing a bit in place. This would be a good opportunity not only to scope out this world’s monsters and how they are defeated, but probably give a good idea of what this Sayaka was like as well. 

With that, the girl begins to hop from windowsill to windowsill with practiced ease, jumping her way up to the rooftops.


Sayaka was glad that Nagisa had little to no problem at all following along. She knew what she was doing. That was very good. Though it made Sayaka wonder how long she’d been contracted, and even so where she picked it up. 

"I think it’s nearby…on the rooftop over there…" She said, looking up at her destination before making her way upwards. Her shoes tapped onto the surface of the apartment rooftop, looking around before her blue hues stared at a worn spot on the wall to the entrance of the roof. "Mm…ready to go, then?" She asked her new teammate as she raised her sword, sinking it into the rotted spot with ease as the magic kicked in, causing a brief flash, and a tear, that would soon erupt into an entrance way into the barrier itself. 



"Oh—Shirakawa-san…it’s been a long time…" Sayaka touched the flower that was put in her hair curiously, before giving the familiar face a friendly smile. "Have you been well?"


"It’ll help to look around. It’s always fun to visit a campus beforehand! All the things you could learn there and the people you’d meet…" Yuuko said, having a nostalgic longing for her many pre-college visits.

"Oh, a gap year you mean? I heard that really helps people solidify their choice. I say go for it!" Yuuko was trying to be encouraging, as she could easily see the disdain on her companion’s face. Pre-college can also have that kind of effect on people.

Something about Sayaka looked very relieved, Yuuko thought. It was as if she had recently finished an enduring battle somewhere far, far away and had come for the first time in a while. Those were just Yuuko’s thoughts, anyway.


"Do you have any plans for today?" the bespectacled librarian asked.

"Mm, I do plan on looking around. I wanna know my options, really. I plan on doing that while I’m taking time off in fact, during my free time." She didn’t get a lot of free time even outside of school though. But, what she did get she tried to use semi-productively. Particularly since it was a harder thing to come across, when she additionally had to hunt witches and raise a kid.

Oddly enough, she wasn’t sure she ever mentioned the latter to the woman.

"Hm? Not really, not today no. Why, do you have something in mind?"

- - Collegiate Experience


Will the groups going on the campus tours please stand by until their tour guide comes to pick them up?

Kyoko groans as she sits on top of the cafeteria table. That was the fifth time she heard that announcement and honestly it wasn’t getting any closer to them getting a tour guide. She lifted the pamphlet up to look at it for the tenth time since getting it. Some small pamphlet saying all the so called good points of the school they were both touring. Of course they left out the cost of said ‘quality education.’


With a quick lift of the badge around her neck, she looks over at Sayaka who is next to her. “How did you get me into coming on this tour with you? I already know I ain’t goin’ ‘ta school after high school. If I can’t afford normal school uniforms how am gon’ be able ‘ta afford college? It’s overpriced and honestly a piece of paper ain’t worth it since I don’t got any ambitions anyway.”

Bringing Kyouko along would be a hassle, Sayaka realized. She didn’t have to convince Kyouko to tag along, but she did anyway. She kind of wanted the redhead to at least look around a bit, know what was going on. 

"It doesn’t hurt to take a look around yourself, does it? You never know. I know it’s pricey, but even if you decide it can’t happen for you, at least you tried." Sayaka was letting that optimistic hit. She was trying to make herself feel a bit more hopeful in the process though. She knew she could find a way to make the cost for herself work. She just…needed to find the right place, now. Well, right places. 



"Oh—Shirakawa-san…it’s been a long time…" Sayaka touched the flower that was put in her hair curiously, before giving the familiar face a friendly smile. "Have you been well?"

"Thank you very much!" Yuuko’s ears piped up instantly.


"Thinking of college, huh? Any advice you need? Plans for repaying student loans? I happen to be an expert, you know!" she declared proudly. Of course the repaying loans part was a nice way of saying that she’s been to the Financial Aid office one too many times. Her part-time work at the library didn’t cover everything.


"Were things hectic for you before?" she asked solemnly. Then she remembered the old adage of ‘Let sleeping dogs lie’. Some things were better left unsaid.


"Well, whatever happened, I’m just happy you’re doing better now!" Yuuko said just before pulling Sayaka into a strong, warm embrace. 

"Yeah…I mean, I turn 18 next month, I’m gonna be graduating pretty soon…I guess college is something I’ll need to start looking at." Sayaka chuckled, a bit nervously. "I think I’m gonna take a little while off though, before trying for a college. Take a breather for a while. Ah, but I guess I do have a friend to go to for college advise huh? Heh, thanks. I’ll keep it in mind. I’ve got a lot of sorting out to do before I even think of just what I need to figure out about it."

Honestly, thinking about it now just kind of made her head hurt. 

She smiled a bit more as Yuuko embraced her for a moment, and chuckled. “But yeah…at least things are moving along now. A lot of things’ve happened since we last talked, and well, I’m just glad I feel like I’ve got a hold of things again.”

"I think I might take a year off schooling….just study at my own pace in the meantime, before I try for college…I don’t think I’m ready to dive right in yet…"

I really think I need to find more Mamis and Madokas and Homuras for this muse to reconnect with and be friends with

"College. Shoot, I thought I was free from stress for a while."



"Oh—Shirakawa-san…it’s been a long time…" Sayaka touched the flower that was put in her hair curiously, before giving the familiar face a friendly smile. "Have you been well?"


"Sorry I’ve been gone for so long! One thing just led to another, and…well, you know…"


"Besides all that, I’ve been just fine." she replied, matching Sayaka smile for smile. "I’m almost done with college, and then the world is my oyster!"

Taking a moment to admire how cute her friend looked with the new accessory, she then asked, “So, how have you been?”

"Hm, that’s cool to hear. I wish you the best of luck with the rest of college, then, aha…guess college is something I’ll have to be thinking about really soon too…" Oh boy.

Sayaka waved it off for now though, before rubbing the back of her head. “I’ve been good. Better than I was before, anyway. Things are settling down, finally, Kind of…feels normal, for once. All in all, I’ve been faring really well lately, thanks for asking.”




"Hi, I’m new here, can you show me around?"
"Uh.. I think I’m lost."
"Wow, those are some awesome threads!"
"Don’t mind me, I just like making new friends!"
"Oh dear, do you need help?"
"You look like you could use a hand."
"You look a little lost, can I be of assistance?"


"Watch where you’re going."
"Oops, did I do that?.. Oh well."
"Take a picture, it’ll last longer."
"Get lost, would ya?"
"I don’t have time to play tour guide."
"Thankfully, it’s not my job to help you."


"Wait! Stop!"
"Don’t let them find us."
"I don’t wanna be left alone."
"Get out of the way!"
"Are you dead?"
"Hurry! Run!"


"Can I skip dinner and go right for dessert?"
"I think I just found the most beautiful girl in Japan."
"Hey there, Foxy Mama."
"Huh? Oh yeah, this view is nice."
"How about we go back to my place? I’ve got board games."
"All you have to do is say, "yes".


"Wow, your eyes are the most beautiful, that I’ve ever seen."
"I’ve been enchanted by your amazing voice."
"Ah, I’m sorry, I could have sworn you were an angel."
"Am I dreaming, or do you really exist?"
"I wasn’t aware that Goddesses/Gods existed."
"No flower or scenery can compare to your beauty."


"At long last! I’ve finally found you! Now I can kill you!"
"What an ugly mug, it’s a good thing I won’t have to see you for long."
"How would you like to be full of holes?"
"You know, I think your head looks better detached from your body. "
"I will make you experience unimaginable pain."
"Beg all you want, but your fate is going to end the same way."


"Love is illogical, it means nothing to me."
"The more you cry, the more reasons I find to leave your pathetic being."
"Do not touch me, I don’t require affection from anyone."
"Why are you hugging me?"
"He’s dead, let’s move on."
"Why is family so important to you?".