>battling DPP E4
>right beforehand, you spent every last dollar on full restores and revives to make sure you'd be healthy for the final fight
>couple of unlucky crits along the way just about forced you to use everything left
>get to Cynthia
>not enough gas left in the tank and you don't have enough healing supplies left
>end up losing
>hang your head and wait for the "whited out" text prompt to show up
>it never does
>heels slowly click towards you as you realize you haven't been transported back to the last like center you used like normal
>look up to see Cynthia striding towards you
>briefly notice her lick her lips and a grin flashes across her face as she meets your gaze
>nervously ask why you're till in the champion battle room
>"silly anon, you didn't have any money left! I can't take half of zero, since that's still zero! That doesn't mean you're off the hook, though..."
>"What do you mean, you can't think of anything I might be interested in for a trade? I see something right in front of me that I'd love to take as my prize~"
>"And I am going to take it, boy. If you don't want me to, well then, I guess that makes it all the more fun! ufufufu, it's always more fun when they struggle...~"