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"This is twice in one day. I know I said this before, but are you sure you're ready for this...?"
For the second time that day, her squad car was parked a small distance away from the Navi Shop. Eric wanted to add some more upgrades to Amy, given the effectiveness of the ones he installed earlier. That was the cover story, anyway; he just wanted to make sure she was as strong as possible with their newfound money.
"Yes... I think so..." he replied shakily. Gripping the purple PET tightly, he struggled to maintain his composure. If he at least had Amy with him, he felt this would be easier.
"Okay..." Stacey wavered in response. "In that case, if you want to add some more upgrades to Amy, I'd probably recommend another two HP Memory upgrades and two more Process Upgrades. It'll compliment the previous upgrades rather nicely."
"How much would that cost?" he asked. "2,500 zenny?"
"3,850 zenny. The two HP Upgrades will cost 1,250 zenny and 1,500 zenny, and the two Process Upgrades will cost 500 zenny and 600 zenny, so that's... yeah, 3,850 zenny total," she confirmed, checking she'd done her math right.
"Why aren't they the same cost as before?"
"Because you're not getting the exact same upgrades as before. You can't just stack your PET full of the same specific upgrade, they wouldn't work in unison. Therefore, the more complex the upgrade, the more expensive the part. Naturally," she added, as if it was common sense. "So make sure you ask for a HP Memory Upgrade #2 and #3, and a Process Upgrade #5 and #6."
"Okay..." With shaking hands he once again opened the back door and begun his walk to the store's front door, doing his best to keep his eyes firmly planted downward towards the pavement.
Once inside he approached the same counter as before and placed the 3,850 zenny on the counter, just like last time.
"Sorry to bother you again, but could I possibly get two HP Memories and two Process Upgrades please? This should be enough, yes?"
"HP Memory Upgrades #2 and #3, and Process Upgrades #5 and #6," Amy added, as Eric had forgotten to mention which ones he required.