For those unfamiliar, the stories follow Callie and Marie and their life after the final Splatfest of the first Splatoon game. The stories hint to answering why only Marie was seen in the Splatoon 2 trailer and if the sisters eventually drift apart.
You can find the chapters, along with their illustrations, after the break! (They’re getting a bit long now.)
Marie was home alone. She’d gotten a day off, but with theater rehearsals starting up next month, she knew life would be returning quickly to its frantic pace. Chances to relax at home like this would soon become few and far between. Knowing work would keep Callie out late, Marie busied herself with the chores that always seemed to pile up and waited for her friend to return home.
At times like this, Marie’s thoughts always seemed to drift…
“How had Callie truly felt when the results of the final Splatfest had been announced? She seemed disappointed, of course, but that was just because she’d lost…right? Or was she actually jealous of my rising popularity? Could she still be holding it against me after all this time?”
“Just listen to yourself, Marie-you’re overthinking this. You know Callie would never feel that way. Maybe all this worrying has actually given you some sort of superiority complex. Maybe winning that final Splatfest has made you full of yourself.”
The very idea stung Marie with a twinge of self-loathing…
One day Callie was awakened by a call on her cell phone-it was her manager. The recording session she had scheduled for the day had been delayed to accommodate a different performer. Callie found herself a bit thrown off by this unexpected break, but was determined to make the most of it.
Looking around the apartment, she saw no sign of Marie, which was odd-she was sure Marie had the day off as well. It was just past eight in the morning, too early for Marie to have gone shopping. Callie decided to get dressed and head out in search of her roommate. Now that she thought about it, Marie had seemed a bit down lately, like there was something on her mind she couldn’t stop thinking about.
Maybe she was just tired from working too hard. Or maybe something had happened to upset her.
“But worrying about her all day won’t fix anything,” Callie thought.
Work had barely given her time to breathe lately-she’d been feeling a bit lost at sea herself. She made up her mind to find Marie and invite her out for a day of much needed relaxation.
Callie found Marie at a café with Crusty Sean. They were seated at a table, chatting away. Perhaps it was because their hometowns were so close to one another that Callie and Marie both found Sean so easy to talk to. Marie had been a bit shy when they had first come to the city, after all. Callie couldn’t remember the last time she’d seen Marie talking so cheerfully with anyone besides her, and she didn’t want to spoil their fun. She decided to head back to the apartment alone.
Callie was making breakfast when Marie came home. Marie looked a bit surprised to see Callie up and about but greeted her friend in stride.
Same old Marie, thought Callie. While they ate, Callie invited Marie to go shopping, and she gladly accepted.