>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Psion%20Quest>Behind you, interfacing with your omnitool, was Einstein. You could check his data at any time, you knew: http://pastebin.com/CaAF0yS8The year is 2573, and if you weren't psychic than you'd be insane.You're currently standing on the surface of Heaven's Jewel, it's two moons in alignment above, and you - and Anna beside you - are hearing voices from hundreds of years ago."... The UNE Ishelda." Anna said. "United Nations of Earth? That must be... ancient."She rubbed her temple, and shook her head slightly."Hey, Heather, did you hear that?"You nod."We're going to have to look the Ishelda up in the UPA's older archives." She said.The paintbots, done repainting Wyvern in the starport you were in, all hovered back into their box and chirped, signalling that they were done.
>>23770294"That's...you remember my dream I had? That's the ship we ended up on after we escape.""I'll go take the paintbots back to mom."
>>23770359this add "you fuel up not sure what we will find but there I something/some one important there I can feel it
>>23770294"Is the ship refueled? I'll pay, seeing as I dragged you here."
"That's... you remember the dream I had? That's the ship we ended up on after we escaped." You say."And it should be... you said we were only running at 2 point five C, right? And hubwards?"You nodded."Then, let me think..." She said, and you felt her implant light up, interfacing with the computer."... It's probably in orbit, or hidden somewhere, but if your dream was really a prediction, I know where it'll be the day after tomorrow." Anna said."I'll go take the paintbots back to mom." You say. "You fuel up. I'm... not sure what we'll find there, but there is something or someone important there. I can feel it.""I can too." Anna said. "Psionics-amplified intuition at work, I think. Don't worry about the fueling or port fees."Heaving the crate up in both your arms on one side and with your TK on the other side, you carry it back to the monorail, calling it, and climbing into it. It wasn't long before you arrived home, the box in your arms."Hey, Heather." Your dad said, no longer wearing her apron when you walked in. She put her finger up to her lips. "Your friend left this here. Don't tell your mother."She handed you a small bottle of something written in centaur runes.
>>23770442"Oh, thanks Dad! We're heading back to the institute now, so take care, okay? I'll see you in a few weeks!"
>>23770442"Huh? What is this stuff?"
>>23770467It's the Centaur booze Anna bought in the last thread.
>>23770442"hey look a distraction " (tk the bottle to our hands, as we point behind dad) then book it back
>>23770442"Thanks Dad!"Hugs and kisses.Can we try using the ion-boots to get back to the ship as quickly as possible?
"Hey, look, a distraction." You say in a low voice, and your dad turns her head as you pull the small bottle into your hands, and slip it into the bag Einstein was carrying for you. "Thanks, Dad!" You say, and give her a hug. "We're heading back to the institute now, so take care, okay?""Okay! You too! Be careful." She said. "I know that the moment you're free of us, you're going to go wild, but be careful. But not too careful; having fun is important, and you need to make your own mistakes."You give her a hug and kiss. "I'll see you in a few weeks!""Love you!"You make your way back to the monorail, and climb in. For a few moments you considered using your ion boots - you did have them in Einstein's bag - but the monorail went much, much faster than the boots. The moment you climbed out at the starport, though, you kicked them on and blasted off toward Wyvern. It had a large truck next to it, pumped full of phaeron, as it refueled the wyvern. Anna was lying on top of the ship, and waved at you when you returned, the heavy ion boots thrumming beneath your heels.
>>23770562"Ready to go! You forgot something, by the way."
>>23770562"You forgot something, Anna!"
>>23770562"When are we blasting off, captain?"
>>23770562"hey look what my dad found just lying around "
"Ready to go!" You say, and lean back, the boots slowing your momentum. "When are we blasting off, captain?""Soon." She said. "We could probably go in now, and the truck'll be gone by the time we're set up.""You forgot something, by the way, Anna!""What did I forget?" She asked, sitting up.You pull out the bottle."Must have fallen out of my bag. Good thing your parents didn't find it." She said.
>>23770562"I'm all set!"
>>23770626"Dad pointed it out, but she's cool like that."
>>23770626"o they did, well dad at least "
>>23770626"Oh please, like we'd be that lucky."
>>23770626"Yeah...right...didn't find it at all."
>>23770626"They did. Dad found it, but she's more lenient than Mom."We need to make the ion boots fast as shit
"Dad pointed it out, but she's cool like that." You say. "Like we'd be that lucky."Anna frowned. "Oh well. You ready?""I'm all set!" "Alright, then." She said, and slid off of the front of her ship, opening up the side for the two of you to climb in. Anna strapped herself in, stuffed Renard into the bed, and you stuffed Einstein in there as well, closing the hatch.The truck slowly made its way away, and anna gave the driver a thumbs up through the glass, before closing the blastshield and turning on the projector."I'll take us into orbit and back to the station." She said, and started to lift off.Arcing upwards through the atmosphere, your teeth rattled in your skull as Anna piloted the ship upwards and outwards, and eventually, the two of you were in orbit."Now we wait a few minutes until our angle is right." Anna said, and sighed, laying back in her chair. "I'm starting to get tired, though, even though it's still pretty early on the station."
>>23770751"I'm surprised you don't have autopilot."
>>23770751Well, we could pilot the Wyvern to the Ishelda while you nap out in the pod...
>>23770751"swimming all day in the sun will do that to you" (give her a grin)
>>23770751"Well, I guess, uh, if you wanted to...have a sleep, I could, uh, take over, if you'd like."
>>23770751"Hey, what's the tradition when someone finds an abandoned ship like the Ishelda? Do I get to claim salvage rights to it considering I supplied the info to get to it?"
>>23770782We aren't going there yet I thought.
"I'm surprised you don't have autopilot.""I do." She said. "I just really don't like to use it. I could set it to start our thrust burn when we're at the right angle, but I don't like my ship doing things unexpectedly.""Well, I guess, uh, if you wanted to... have a sleep, I could, uh, take over, if you like.""That's fine, I can nap during the bubble drive. You know enough to pull us out of bubble drive." She said."Hey, what's the tradition when someone finds an abandoned ship like Ishelda? Do I get to claim salvage rights to it, considering I supplied the info to get it?""Provided whoever owned it, or their descendants aren't still alive." She said. "And even then, they can sign it off to you saying that it's yours. But it was a colony ship, wasn't it? If there's anyone still in cold sleep, there... We'd have to deal with all that before we even think of the ship. And then when we do think of the ship, we'd probably need an enormous bubble drive for it."
>>23770900"I suppose we'll have to wait and see. It'd be cool if I owned something that huge, though. It'd be a not-so-mobile base, and you would have to use shuttles to get to and from."
>>23770900You did pretty well today, 0.7 gravity all the time and we didn't once have to stop.
>>23770900"Oh, wow. If I remember correctly, it's hundreds of years old. There might be some cool stuff on there."
>>23770900"I'm glad you trust me enough with the ship to rest, even if only during bubble drive."
>>23770900"Thanks for doing this, Anna. I had a really lovely day. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did."
>>23770900You'll get to add 'Tomb Raider' to your list of titles, along with Pirate Queen, and Corporate Thief.
"I suppose we'll have to wait and see. It'd be cool if I owned something that huge, though. It'd be a not-so-mobile base, and you would have to use shuttles to get to and from.""We'd probably want to fit it with a better life support system, too." She said. "Fixing up Ishelda might cost quite a bit... but if you take out and auction all of the ancient cold sleep pods, that would be something." She said. "In fact, I could probably talk Toad into doing the auctions for us. He'd take a ten percent cut from it, though.""Oh, wow." You say. "If I remember correctly, it's hundreds of years old. There might be some cool stuff on there.""Imagine - they have xenon ion drives on the things. Xenon." She said. "That's like... less than a percent of the thrust we get from phaeron. I'm sure there's someone who'd want those as a talking piece.""You did pretty well, today." You say. "0.9 gravity all the time, and we didn't once have to stop.""We stopped a lot today. The monorails, I was able to sit down between changing clothes, and swimming might as well be relaxing." She said."Thanks for doing this, Anna." You say. "I had a really lovely day. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.""I did, yeah." She said. "Maybe we can do this again. We could probably drag Sarvesh along, though we'd have to dump most of my rations off in the station and strap him down in their place."
>>23770900"I am sure it has a shuttle craft or two that would suite me just fine
>>23771018"Dump rations? What's gotten into you?"
>>23771018"Sounds like it'd make an amusing picture. But I'll have to hurry up with my own ship so we have something with a bit more space to use for group outings."
>>23771018well then the Jomuagard is done we can all go on a class field trip
>>23771018"I just hope there won't be any trouble when we find it. I think...there might be a few bad things on board."
>>23771044this."Not that I'd miss them in the least."
Rolled 20>>23771018"gasp; no more green or brown stuff? how will you ever manage?""that seems fair; we didn't take him along on the last ADVENTURE"
"Dump rations? What's gotten into you?" You ask. "Not that I'd miss them in the least.""Oh, I have more than enough rations for a few weeks hidden in the plating and stuff." She said. "The doc sends it to me for free, with whatever drug regimen she thinks I need at the time.""I just hope there won't be any trouble when we find it. I think... there might be a few bad things on board." You say."Well... Don't worry about it." She said. "We're psions. I can even put on an exosuit, and I'll be loaded for demiurg. If you really wanted, we could try and talk some of my friends into helping. And Summer. Maybe Sarvesh, if he wants to help."
>>23771018"Well, if we've got my ship built by then, we'll have a little more space."
>>23771106"We can ask them when we get back, I think we'll need a small group at least."
>>23771106Why do you need to be drugged up? Do they ever help?
>>23771106"Hmm, that's true. I'll have to get my drone carrier done soon, then we can all go off on planetary adventures."
>>23771106This is why I want to make my spaceship, so we don't have to leave anyone behind. We can all adventure together.
"Well, we can ask them when we get back. I think we'll need a small group, at least.""We have until the day after tomorrow to get all that sorted." Anna said. "Because then we'll know where the Ishelda is. If we don't go then, though, we'll lose it.""Why do you need to be drugged up?""I don't need to be drugged up." Anna said. "The doc just thinks I should be. I've never taken anything she's sent me."You notice that she's never called Dr. Stevenson by her name, only 'the doc'.
>>23771246"Does she know that you're not taking them?"
>>23771246So you have a secret supply of all sorts of medicines, just in case something happens? So cool!Do you know why she's like this?
>>23771246seam like she cares about you
>>23771246"Yeah, that sounds fair to be honest. I wouldn't take anything someone sent me."
>>23771246"I'm a little worried but if you're certain it won't endanger your health, I trust you."
"Does she know that you're not taking them?""I respond to each of her emails about 'thinking up a new regimen' by telling her I'm not going to take them." She said."So you have a secret supply of all sorts of medicines, just in case something happens? So cool!""Yeah, because fleurohypotheolomin would be really useful when you get shot." She said in a flat tone."Do you know why she's like this?""Because I'm one of her projects." Anna said, her voice cold. "I'm not her daughter, or her friend, or even a person. I'm a project. A specimen."
>>23771314Well that's not true.It sounds like we need to have an intervention for her.
>>23771314"Ouch. That's...harsh."Hug/mental hug.
>>23771314(hug her/ grab hand if belt/ship moving prevents a hug) "your my friend, what is (fleuro-hypo--hypo- What ever do?)"
>>23771314hug."I'll be twice the friend, if you need me too."
>>23771314Do your dad and Dr. Stevenson get along?
"Ouch." You say. "That's... harsh. I'll be twice your friend, if you need me to." Anna turns up the ion thrust, and the two of you left Heaven's Jewel behind, as Anna flipped on the bubble drive. Everything went green, and then you unbelt yourself to give her a hug."... Thanks." She said, unbelting herself. The both of you drift upwards, and then Anna pushes up on the thrust, making the ship rattle some more.She swooshed her head this way and that."The hair isn't getting in my way anymore." She said, and shot you a grin."What does fleuro... hypo... hypo... whatever it was do?" You ask."No clue. Something about ATP generation. I just send everything doc gives me to Toad, in case he finds a use for it.""Do your dad and Dr. Stevenson get along?""If they didn't, I wouldn't exist. Apparently dad helped with her transgene research." Anna said. "Which is why he chose her to help make me."
>>23771422Well there must be something good in her then, or he wouldn't have.Maybe you can talk him into asking her to pack off?
>>23771422"well I am glad" (kiss her on the check)
>>23771422"Your dad is a cool person. How's he getting on with FutureCraft by the way?"
>>23771422"Hmmm... are they working together again now that he's back up and running?"
>>23771422"I'm sure that deep down she does actually care, in a non scientific way."
>>23771422"well free food at least " (then grab some green stuff)>>23771455ok this first seam like a good time as any>>23771471this
>>23771422Anna, while we're here we have a chance to do something I've wanted to do for a while now."Einstein! Download personality type "Moustache-Twirling Villain!"
So exa, I take you're going to ignore our romantic choices unless they have rediculous support until you want to force the decision more strongly?
>>23771455Yeah, I have to ixnay locking Anna in as our waifu just yet. We don't even know if she swings that way, if at all.
>>23771455Fuck it, why not.
>>23771508>not having realised Anna is into us by now.Seriously?
>>23771460>>23771508Oh, for....we're a bubbly teenage girl! It's platonic! (probably)>>23771496I like this. Let's do it.
>>23771455Sure, let's do it.
>>23771511because you don't get to pick a waifu before the vote.
>>23771514Don't get me wrong, I think Heather is probably the only person Anna could have a relationship with. I don't know if we're to that point or not.
>>23771455I'm against giving the acquisition of waifus any import. Sadly, as an Exabyte quest waifus are mandatory. Might as well get this over with....
>>23771534No, seriously you don't know if Anna is attracted to Heather? After all the hints we had, especially on this shopping trip?
>>23771455I vote we don't kiss her, because this is more hilarious. >>23771496
"Well, I'm glad!" You say, and kiss her on the cheek. She went somewhat red, but you continued on. "Are they working together again, now that he's back up and running?""N-No, they're just staying together for now." Anna said. "Dad's working on... other things, apparently.""Your dad's a cool person. How's he getting on with FutureCraft, by the way?""He's beating me half the time, now." She said.
>>23771549Why not both?
>>23771556this one again.>>23771496
>>23771556"glad to hear he's taking to it so well, though, being a super computer helps."
>>23771556"I guess having supercomputer hardware is a help when it comes to reactions and tactics."
>>23771573sure, go ahead.
>>23771514some people can't into hints, obvious >>23771531cry me a river>>23771543then have her be less emotional less hugging and crying all the time, have her devoted to building shit I am cool with Asexual but dont be all huggey feely if thats the case. >>23771556"great, so I have no chance " (pout )
>>23771544Okay, fine, I'm still holding out for Sarvesh, are you happy?
>>23771556"Maybe sometime, we'll *actually* have to team up to take him down.""Go on, get some rest."
>>23771603>I am cool with AsexualImpossible. The hints Exa left us were too obvious for the userbase to leave them.
I say we shirou our way through romantic moments until the vote is made
"Glad to hear he's taking to it so well. Though, being a supercomputer helps.""Of course it does." Anna said. "Anna, while we're here, we have a chance to do something I've wanted to for a while now."She stared at you."W-what is it? I- don't think-""Einstein! Download personality type 'Moustache twirling villain!'"Einstein went silent.Then he cackled."Haha!" Einstein called. "My personality type is now that of a man with wealth and taste! I am the dastardly and clever Einstein! Haha!"
>>23771556"Oh man...well, I guess I never had a chance against him anyway."
>>23771639Ah hahahahah! Hahahahah!Quickly, Einstein, fetch the rope so we might tie this maiden to the railroad tracks!
>>23771639"You'll never get away with this! Whatever that might be."
>>23771632And this is going to keep happening (anons see their waifu/husbando, they suggest romantic moments for them, others veto/complain) until that 'vote/poll' happens....
>>23771639>what.i have no idea how to respond to that.
>>23771639"Mwahahaha!" Evil laughter.
>>23771651Yep. They and/or you veto'd Sarvesh, so we're going to veto Anna until the vote.
>>23771648.....YES!Throw her over our shoulder! ....and then realize that we aren't at the station yet and can't leg it through the station with her thrown over our shoulder."Dammit."
"Mwahahaha!""Indeeeed~!" Einstein responded, his manipulators rubbing against one another with malevolent glee.You turn to Anna, and she blinked."I just... set Renard not to have a personality. That's less irritating." She said.
>>23771671yea but that was a subtle hint to Exabyte to hurry up and give the poll already
>>23771687"Einstein, initiate plan: 'Kidnap Renard and tie him to a horse!'"
>>23771687"Ah, but it amuses me greatly."
>>23771696I'd imagine he's still trying to find a poll that can't be cheated on.Not that such a thing exists.
>>23771687it helps to keep things interesting.
Rolled 33>>23771687"but he does " "here him" tecknopath Renard and hold a telepathy conferences call with him and Anna
>>23771707I second this motion.
>>23771714From what I saw in irc and in the previous threads, he did find one and was setting one up.
>>23771687"Yeah well I guess it will get irritating after a while. Einstein switch back to Normal."
Guys, we've only had character arcs for Anna and Sarvesh. Let's hold off on any polling until the other options at least have had a chance to present their case.Either that, or Heather can just be the kind of person who sleeps around. Then she can commit to one person later.Or both really, the two aren't mutually exclusive.
>>23771696>Nope. I've only had character arcs for half of the characters."Ah, but it amuses me greatly." You say. "And keeps things interesting."Anna just sighed, as Einstein cackled and started saying things like 'dastardly' and 'drat' in a quiet voice.
>>23771744we can switch him back when and if it gets interesting, not now.
>>23771754>Either that, or Heather can just be the kind of person who sleeps around. Then she can commit to one person later.And that's what you want and some of us don't.but.>>23771758>Nope. I've only had character arcs for half of the characters.fine. Just expect more complaining.
>>23771758"we'll switch him back if it gets to much."
>>23771758How about a game of Futurecraft while we travel?
>>23771758"Go grab some sleep if you want. I'll wake you up if anything goes wrong."
"I'll switch him back if it gets to be too much." You say."Error." Einstein said. "No mustache to twiddle, nor tophat to doff! Curses!"Anna just sighed again. "Wake me up when it gets time for the bubble drive to shut down. No offense, but docking is too much for you right now."
>>23771810"Alright. Sleep tight!"
>>23771810>corrections!"I'll switch him back if it gets to be too much." You say."Error." Einstein said. "No mustache to twiddle, nor tophat to doff! Curses!"Anna just sighed again. "Wake me up when it gets time for the bubble drive to shut down. No offense, but docking is too much for you right now.""I'll wake you up if anything goes wrong." you say, and Anna lays back in her chair, closing her eyes.Some time later, the readout on the display said ten seconds until the bubble drive needed to be shut off, so you shook Anna awake."m? What?" She asked. "Oh, right."She pulled Wyvern out of bubble drive, and through the projector, you saw the station proper. Slowly and carefully, she docked, and both of you drifted out into the hub - where Sarvesh and Max were training teleporting small spheres, Pheles in the corner hanging onto some handholds."Hey!" she said, while Sarvesh nodded.
>>23771862"hello! how is the training coming along?"
>>23771862Run to Sarvesh and give him a hug. "Hi Sarvesh! Hi Max! I had so much fun with Anna! And you MUST see her in bikini! She's so cute!'
>>23771862Is it still Sunday/day-off?"Max, the Ishelda has showed up. I want to lay salvage claim to it."
>>23771902please don't, he's to busy working on teleportation.
>>23771914this " who we would talk to about that? ">>23771923good point don't want our heart ported out by accented.>>23771883ask this first.
>>23771862"Psst, Anna. Where should we stash those, uh, things we picked up."
"Hello! How is the training coming along?""It's going rather well, I think." Sarvesh said."It is, yeah." Max added."I had so much fun with Anna! And you must see her in a bikini! She's so cute!""I trust she is." Max said, neutrally."Ooh! I wanna see!" Pheles said. "And Heather, you look so cute in that!" You look down - you were wearing a swimsuit right now, sans sarong - to find that you'd forgotten to change back."I'm not changing into a bikini again." Anna said, grumbling. "Not *even* if you pout at me again."
>>23771958"Is that a challenge?"
>>23771958"Sure you're not." with a wink"What were you up to while we were away Pheles? Seen more of the base, or?"
>>23771958"Are you suuuure?""Are you going to leave those things we picked up in your ship?"
>>23771958"i keep forgetting to wear proper clothing..."
>>23771958Please my pout could rewrite reality you think you stand a chance ?"thanks Pheles"
>>23771958Wait a minute.... Who is Pheles?
Rolled 6>>23771998Sarvesh's sister
>>23771958"Pjamas before and now a swimsuit, great."
>>23772024Ohh right I forgot.
"Sure you're not." You say, and wink at her. "Are you going to leave those things we picked up in your ship?""For now, yeah." Anna responded."What were you up to while we were away, Pheles? Seen more of the station, or?""Yes, I have!" She said. "And I talked to Damien more, and Alex more. They're both really nice."<Relatedly.> Sarvesh telepathized with you. <Do you have any idea of Alex's interests in centaurs? Or Damien's, for that matter? I'd prefer not to be unpleasantly surprised, if either of them take interest in Pheles.>"Sarvy." Pheles suddenly said, with what looked like a glare."Yes?" Sarvesh asked, his voice abnormally high pitched.Pheles gave him a searching look, and then sighed. "Nevermind."
>>23771958"Oh come on Anna. You weren't so shy before."wink wink
>>23772066<I don't, actually. Speaking of Alex though, I need to go see him.>
>>23772066Little sister is psychic as well, perhaps? Also, I doubt we have that sort of data on Damien, though Alex may. Alex did have that human girlfriend back on his homeworld at least.
>>23772066<she can here us like this you know><and I have know idea.>
>>23772066<As far as I know they don't. But you could talk to them... you know like guys do about girls...>Smile on Pheles"I hope you won't have to depart soon Pheles! It'd be a shame if we wouldn't have another match in FutureCraft!"
>>23772066<Neither of them have ever mentioned an interest in centaurs to me, but I couldn't say for sure.>>>23772089We should probably get changed before we speak to Alex, considering the conversation it might be a bad idea to turn up in a swimsuit.
>>23772066"no idea about Damien, you'd have to ask him yourself.""Alex had a human girlfriend until recently. speaking of Alex, i want to talk to him."
>>23772066"Hmm...no, I must admit I don't have any idea what their thoughts on centaurs might be."
>>23772066<I have no idea. But Alex probably isn't looking for a girlfriend right now.>"Max, while we were there we picked up a signal from the Ishelda."
>>23772066"Sarvesh! I really wouldn't know!"
>>23772066"Max, we need to talk."
We have to get her extranet address, no way were letting someone we can beat get away.
<Hmmm... no, I must admit that I don't have any idea what their thoughts on centaurs might be.> You say. <But Alex probably isn't looking for a girlfriend right now.><Good to hear.> He said."I hope you won't have to depart soon, Pheles. It'd be a shame if we wouldn't have another match in Futurecraft." You say. "Oh, I'm actually leaving tonight." Pheles said. "After dinner, sadly. But don't worry! When I can get on the subtribe's quantum router, we can always play over tridchat.""I have to get your Extranet address." You say."Alright!" She said, and pulled out her personacom, sending the address to you. You nod, and turn to Max. "Max, we need to talk.""... How important is it?" Max asked, and eyed Sarvesh."Don't worry, it's about time for my break anyway. Pheles, come on." Sarvesh said, and the two of them made their way down the lift."... We got a message. From the ship, Ishelda." Anna said. She turned to you, unsure how to explain it.
>>23772232"Yep. I think the ship has arrived, from wherever it was.""But, um, I'd like to claim salvage rights to it."
>>23772232we did record it right just play it back through Einstein
>>23772232"it was a very, very old distress signal, something was on their ship, killing the crew.""we have a rough idea where it will be."
>>23772232"It was a really old distress call. Anna thinks she knows where it will be the day after tomorrow and we feel like we need to go."
>>23772232"We were planetside, when, well, we picked up a distress signal from the UNE Ishelda. It didn't sound good, and it's also the ship from that...vision I had.""I would also like to claim salvage rights to it."
"It was a very, very old distress signal from the UNE Ishelda" You say. "I think it was clairvoyance that I picked up." Anna said. "And she tapped into it, through my implant."You nod. "Something was on their ship, killing the crew. And we have a rough idea of where it will be."You frown - you wish you'd thought to record the message into Einstein, but now, it was too late. "It's also the ship from that... vision I had." You say. "I would also like to claim salvage rights to it.""Noted." Max said. "I'm not quite sure what to do about it, though.""Well, we know where it will be the day after tomorrow, and we feel like we need to go." You say.Max considered it. "I'll see if I can get clearance to send some marines with you, though I'm rather confident that I'll be unable to." He said. "But any of our other resources, feel free to take with you. Suits, mostly, and anything in the workshop. Anything damaged, you'll need to reimburse."He tilted his head, and his ears perked up. "Do you plan on skipping classes?"
>>23772232"can we claim salvage rights if it's there? and is it okay if we bring sarvesh and possibly a marine detachment with us to investigate?"
>>23772339"No, I don't plan to, but if we run into trouble, then we might be forced to."
>>23772339Let's just say it would be very convenient if there were no classes the day after tomorrow.
>>23772339"We'll try to work around it, I only plan on scouting the thing as well, so we should be in time."
>>23772339"mumble mumble look a distraction" run away !
>>23772339"preferably not but that's the only day that we'll know where it is.""I'm in no position to ask but this is the only shot we'll get."
>>23772339"probably..."we should have been more sociable to the marines on station, maybe could have gotten one or two of them to come with us 'on there off time'
>>23772339"I was hoping you could reschedule them. This is the only day we have the opportunity and it feels really important so yeah, I'll probably skip if I have to."
>>23772358This is the correct response.
"We'll try to work around it." you say. "I only plan on scouting the thing as well, so we should be in time. If we run into trouble, though, we may be forced to."He nodded. "Thank you for informing me beforehand. If you do need to skip classes, go ahead. Like I said before, we're only pretending to be a school. Just try not to skip all classes, or your grades will take a hit.""Well, I'd better unload the things we got." Anna said."Wait." Max said, his tone now the tone of the Alpha. He tilted his head, and sniffed. "... You purchased alcohol."Anna paled, and Max's teeth bared themselves, as he growled."You plan on getting a station full of psions *drunk?!*" He asked, and his TK boosted him a step forward.Anna went silent."... B-but I'm over eighteen." Anna said, eyes wide. "I-in UPA space, it's legal at adulthood.""Fool." Max snarled, growling. Then he closed his eyes... and his tail went down, his growling stopped. You feel him force his emotions down."... I'll speak with the scientists." Max said. "They may be interested in the effects of alcohol on psionic powers. If you intend to drink, you'll need to be in a sensor bodysuit. Don't open anything until then."And then Max stormed down the lift.
>>23772494"Holy shit, that sounds like the lamest way to get drunk ever."
>>23772494what a prick.
>>23772494What a spoilsport.
>>23772494"so did you get anything he could drink?"
>>23772494"I-I think we're in trouble?"
>>23772494"Asshole. You want help carrying the clothes to your room?"
"... What a spoilsport." You say, and Anna nodded, taking a deep breath to calm herself. "You want help carrying the clothes to your room?""Nah, I can do it myself." She said. "I'm feeling rather good right now. I just want to take all this to my room, and then talk to dad about my trip." She said. "If you don't mind, that is."
>>23772494fine(said like it was long and drawn out)
>>23772614"nope, I will work on this, in mt work shop" (point to onmitool)
>>23772614>"If you don't mind, that is."sure talk to you later
>>23772614"Of course not, I should probably talk to Alex anyway. Tell your dad I said hi!"
>>23772614"I won't mind if you tell him I said HI"
>>23772641and give her a big smile
>>23772614"Go ahead! Have fun~"Let's go find Alex.
>>23772614"Cool. I'll see if I can find Alex."
>>23772654>>23772659>>23772641all of these
>>23772652>>23772660>>23772664Let's actually get dressed first, we should probably not turn up to see him in our swimsuit.
>>23772614i'm fine with that, willl talk to you later. then we work on the omnitool
>>23772614O god imagine how pissed he would be if we had got weed
>>23772614Go change clothes.
>>23772614"I should probably go put some actual clothes on."
>>23772670Pfft, clothes are for squares.We'll need a swimsuit if we're going to dive into that quagmire and try and wade through Alex's problems.
"Of course not." You say, and give her a big smile. "I won't mind if you tell him I said hi.""I will." she said, and the two of you unloaded your clothing. You pull on a skirt and a blouse over your swimsuit - you could change properly later - and then make your way down to your room, putting your clothes away. Summer was snoring on her bed. You make your way back out, and Damien leaves the room just as you approach it."Yeah, he's in there." Damien said, and brandished his thumb toward the door, walking out, his hands in his pockets.You open the door, and Alex was lying there, reading a book from the recreation room's library."Oh, hey, Heather." He said, with a nod, before going back to his book. "How was your trip home?">Wat say?
>>23772726"It was good thanks, Alex.""Hey, last night in the canteen, you seemed a bit down. Is there anything you want to talk about?"
>>23772726"It was nice! It feels good to be home after this sudden change of pace. But... I am here to talk to you about something"
>>23772726Sit down next to him with a good heavy flumf."Heya there, everything cool?"
>>23772726"showed Anna around and went to visit my parents."
You flop down on his bed. "It was nice! It feels to be home after this sudden change of pace." You say. "But... last night in the cafeteria, you seemed a bit down. Is there anything you want to talk about?""... Not really, no." He said, but he did set his book down and look you in the eyes.
>>23772881"Don't bullshit me Alex. We both know you want to talk about it. Don't be shy. Just say it."Stare in his eyes like a wild dog.
>>23772881"Well, talk about it anyway."
>>23772881"Come on, we've known each other so many years, I feel like you're my brother, tell me."
>>23772881Meet his gaze, maybe do the head-tilt mirror thing."Um... sorta looks like there is, broski."
>>23772937>I feel like you're my brotherTwist the knife why don't ya.
>>23772937>I feel like you're my brotherNow you're just trying to hurt his feelings.
>>23772969you metaing now?
>>23772937I support this
>>23772979It's only metaing if Heather is incredibly stupid, which I was assuming she isn't.
"Well, talk about it anyway." you say."And say what?" He asked. "Yeah, my girlfriend had people messing with her head, she doesn't remember me anymore, so I figure we've broken up. That's that. Of course I'm upset, but there's nothing really to say about it."
>>23772881"All right, then, is there anything you don't want to talk about but think you should anyways?"
>>23773065Wait, wait... she doesn't *remember* you? Like you got wiped from her memory banks or something?
>>23773065"But you can start over! Ask her out again."
>>23773083Yes, that's what he said yesterday, which is why we're having this conversation.
>>23773083We already got this info.
>>23773121>>23773116I am a derp.
>>23773065Have you talked to Max or the researchers about it? I think it'd be a little more evidence that there was some brain majiks going on at your colony when we rescued you.
>>23773065"Is...is that it? Nothing else you want to talk about?"
>>23773065"What about your other friends on Burer's Glyph? Are they okay?"
>>23773065We can find you a new girlfriend, I'm sure.
"But you can start over! Ask her out again.""... That would be more frustrating than anything." He said."Have you talked to Max or the researchers about it?""They think she's decided to use the riots and her subsequent memory loss as an excuse to break up with me." He said, and shrugged."What about your other friends on Burer's Glyph? Are they okay?""Oh, yeah, those guys are fine." He said. "They hid in a blast bunker with enough alcohol and videgames to keep them busy for a week when the riots started. I would've been with them, if Nat hadn't made us go out that night.""Is... is that it? Nothing else you want to talk about?"He appraised you with an eye."You don't need to worry about me like you used to." He said. "We're not really kids, anymore. I can deal."
>>23773281"Well, I'm going to anyway."
>>23773281Its not that we've grown up Alex... its that we're friends and friends help friends. Even if its uncomfortable emotional stuff. No matter how old we are Ill be there for you.
>>23773281Well ok, but I worry about you, you know?If ever you need help getting a girl, just give me a yell and I'll help out as best I can.
>>23773281"OK. I'll you alone then. I have things to do and prepare."Well if he is fine, might as well go do other stuff.
>>23773281"I worry about everyone, didn't you notice? Especially when someone's having a difficult time."
>>23773281Hug him"Even Adults support each other Alex. We may not be kids anymore but we still are friends. And that won't change."
>>23773281"But I'm going to, and you can't stop me."
>>23773281"Alex, buddy, just because we're not kids anymore doesn't mean I can't worry about you."
"Well, I'm going too anyway." You say. "And you can't stop me.""I know." He said. "I wouldn't even try.""If you ever need help getting a girl, just give me a yell and I'll help out as best I can." You say.He rolled his eyes."Yeah, I don't think you could help me, I'm afraid." He said, and chuckled.You give him a hug."Okay. I'll leave you alone, then." You say. "I have things to do and prepare.""Alright." He said, and got back to his book. You go back to the door and start to leave- "Hey, Heather." Alex suddenly said, and you turn back. "... You're looking better than ever. It looks like this place agrees with you."
>>23773475Just grin at him, then walk out.
It does! I feel like I belong.
>>23773475Thanks for noticing, Alex! I've been feeling it too. This is a good place.What time of day is it? if it isn't a meal time, then go to the workshop.
>>23773475Blush lightly. "You think so? I guess I came here under better circumstances; I got to be whisked away by a talking wolf to a magical program where they give me lots of money. You had a zombie horde on your heels."
>>23773475"Thanks. I live this place too!"
>>23773475"Thank you.""Hey, me and Anna were going to go explore that derelict ship I saw in my vision. Want to come with?"
>>23773475nah it's just the aftereffects of a visit home.now I have some vague and mysterious plans to lay into motion, you have a good day and try not to stress out too much; it worries me friend.
>>23773517>>23773501Nah, I'm going to have to agree here, this is a compliment from a trusted friend. That's pretty meaningful.
>>23773517It is a very flattering statement.
>>23773475Go back and give him a hug."Thank you."
>>23773526Won't we have to use the Wyvern to get there? If so we should really prioritize the more useful people (Sarvesh, Damien and/or Summer).Also we've been kind of neglecting Jilly for...the entire quest.
>>23773475"Why thank you. I think the calories burn does the trick.">We must punish him for complimenting us
>>23773557we just gave him one
>>23773569Poor Jilly is always left out.
>>23773569Should we go see her now?Now we've got technopathy and it's kinda like telepathy, talking to her about it could help us out with range, multitasking and other skills.
unfortunately all she ever wants to do is talk. Its her thing!
>>23773569We do have the lowest relationship values with her. Everybody else just seems a heck of a lot cooler, to be perfectly honest.
>>23773600Actually I kind of want to go train up TK some more, maybe singularity power too.
>>23773600indeed we could find likely analogues...>>23773475after this TO JILLY'S ROOM, it's time for a chat...>are we all still under marine guard?if yes"do (either of) you have advice for investigating a derelict ship"
"You think so?" You ask, your cheeks growing slightly warm. He nodded. "I guess I came here under better circumstances; I got to be whisked away by a talking wolf to a magical program where they give me lots of money. You had a zombie horde on your heels.""Yeah, that's probably it." He said, and gave a small chuckle. "Have a good one."You nod, and make your way out of the room, where Damien was leaning on the wall, eyes closed. "Oh! you're done already?" Damien asked. "I couldn't actually see him right now, or you by extension."
>>23773677Is he alright? He won't really talk to me.How do you handle living with him? He said you kept bumping into him. Have you walked into him in the shower yet?
>>23773677has he been an uncomfortable roommate recently?
>>23773608Speak for yourself, Alex is way boring. Doesn't even have the xeno factor.The others might be though (honestly not seen enough of Jilly to say for sure)
>>23773677Yup all done, thanks Damien. I'll be with either Jilly or in my workshop for a while. Though you probably know better then I.
>>23773677"Yep! I just wanted to make sure he was okay."Lets hit up the TK array in preparation for tomorrow.
>>23773715Neither does Anna (unless you count the whole grown-in-a-tube part), but she's the best candidate for waifu at this point in the quest.
>>23773677"Can you keep an eye on him for me? I worry for him."
>>23773569Summer can do a lot of stuff, but if she breaks down at the first sign of trouble again, that's no use.Sarvesh is good, to get around the large ship and as an emergency escape option, but isn't very practised with his power yet and can't use it much.Alex could be incredibly useful if we run into the Void Queen there like we did in the dream. The constructs can't even touch him.Damien is always useful of course.Jilly would be useful if we split up, but we shouldn't do that.
>>23773746I think that value is artificially high due to amount of onscreen time
>>23773777How does that make it artificial?
>>23773656I agree with this fellow. The snake lady hasn't gotten enough face time. Lets go hang out.
"Is he alright?" You ask. "He won't really talk to me.""That's, ah... not really my place to say." Damien said."Has he been an uncomfortable roommate recently?""Not really, no, he's been fine." He said."How do you handle living with him? He said you kept bumping into him. Have you walked into him in the shower yet?""... No, I haven't walked into him in the shower, yet. And I just handle." Damien said. "He's taken to clearing his throat, occasionally, so I know he's there.""Can you keep an eye on him for me?" you ask. "I worry for him.""I'll be sure to." Damien said. "He's my friend too, after all."He nodded, and then climbed off of the wall. "I'll stick around a bit, for wherever you plan on going." Damien said. "I don't have much to do.">Where go?
>>23773796more time is gonna boost any pros when the other options (sarvesh; alex; jilly;) aren't around to compare...
>>23773677"I am worried about him. He looks so sad... Hey I know! Me and Anna decided to have a little alcohol testing party! Boys like you two would be welcome! And maybe it would get him out of that terrible mood."
>>23773820to jilly"damien do you know where jilly is?""hi jilly, I had a thought about how my technopathy works and how it's similar to telepathy"
>>23773820If we're hungry or if it is meal time - CafeteriaIf it's not - Workshop
>>23773820"Can you tell me what happens if I get drunk? You must have seen it in your future visions, surely?"
>>23773820Telekinesis array, prepare for the ship exploring tomorrow.
>>23773820To find Jilly!
>>23773820To see Jilly.Damien can tell us where she is, so that'll save time.
>>23773820Let's Jilly time
"Can you tell me what happens if I get drunk?" You ask. "You must have seen it in your future visions, surely?"He shrugged. "Maybe I can, maybe I can't." He said."Do you know where Jilly is?""She's in the rec room." Damien said, and the two of you walked up the ramps to the recreation room. You make your way in, and there Jilly was, flashing yellow and red alternatively, playing some game on the Trid."Hi!" She said, not even looking away."Hey, Jilly." Damien said. She simply nodded, and then the tip of her tail whipped from side to side as she pulled the trigger on the game, her ship blasting apart the enemy. She whooped, mentally.
>>23773977Red was panic, wasn't it?"Looks like you're having fun. What are you playing?"
>>23773977"Hello! You're pretty good at that, didn't know you liked to play."
>>23773977"Oooh, what are you playing?"
>>23773977...I just want to grab her tail.
"Looks like you're having fun." You say. "What are you playing?""Demiurg commander Six!" She said, as the ship whirled around and blasted down another ship, before flashing yellow again."Alex bought it for me, and taught me how to play. I think he feels bad because he can't talk to me."Her tail twitched again."He's really nice, though."
>>23773977What are you playing Jill? You look quite into it."
>>23774055Looks like fun, are you winning?Touch Twitching Tail.
>>23774055 Are you interested in him Jilly? He has no gf now you know. "Oh well. It looks like you're having fun. I won't interrupt."
>>23774055"He's a real sweetheart, despite being a buttface sometimes. Though he can't get a girl to save his life."
>>23774055"He is. How are you getting on with your Psionics by the way?"
>>23774088Amusingly, he LITERALLY got a girl to save his life.
>>23774055yeah he isso I had this idea, the way I use technopathy seems similar to telepathy and you're the local expert in that so I thought I'd stop by and ask some questions...>ask the computer to flash a message "HEATHER WINS"
"Looks like fun. Are you winning?""Yep!" she said."He's a real sweetheart, despite being a buttface sometimes. Though he can't get a girl to save his life.""Oh, that's because he doesn't really want any normal girl." She said. "He has one in mind, but he doesn't want to ruin things by doing it wrong, I think."Absentmindedly, you grab her tail.Jilly glows a dark turqoise, and then orange. You get the sudden chilling expression that she's giving you an evil grin.The mass of her tail suddenly lifted, showing off the mass of plates that served as her teeth...And then they parted, and dark red madness poured forth, as the numerous tentacles of Jilly's tongues bound your wrists.She giggled yellow."Didn't think I'd do *that*, would you?" She giggled, and then let go of you.
>>23774142I am so terrified right now. I thought she was a nice wiggly snake creature.Not some horror from the abyss.I have no input for heather, sorry
>>23774142"...No. No I did not."
>>23774142I think the first response should be a few moments of stunned silence.Then: "That was awesome!"
>>23774142"no, no I did not..."full body shake"so you know who he's got in mind? do you want to tell me? I could help him not screw it up!"
>>23774142"Oh god I'm going to have nightmares."
>>23774142"Note to self, don't grab Jilly's tail, it's full of teeth, tongues, and perhaps Lovecraftian horrors.I did not expect that to happen.So, who does he have in mind?"
Goodbye coherent thoughts.Hello panic and screaming!
>>23774142I was going to ask about>"He has one in mind,But screw this, she is too weird.
>>23774208This is the only choice.Heather has seen enough freaky shit that I can't imagine this bothering her.Besides, we might hurt Jilly's feelings if we freak out.
You're silent.Jilly's silent.You look down at her tail, where the teeth had closed, hiding those... things."aaaaaAAAAAAAAA." You say, and take two whole steps back."Don't worry, it's fine." Jilly said, rolling her tail entirely over so you could examine her mouth more easily, parting apart her teeth. "I have like, seventy something tongues. Most nagala have anywhere from thirty to a hundred."She giggled. "That's the number of eggs were in our clutch, usually. Don't worry about it. I can't even digest you. Or anyone. I'm made for fungi and for sifting through water for plankton and algae.""Oh god, I'm going to have nightmares.""No, don't!" Jilly said, going a slight green. "Don't worry! I'm fine! I'm not a monster! I promise!"
>>23774326"I'm sorry! I was only teasing! Just, I've never seen anything like that before."
>>23774326"Sooooo. Who does Alex have in mind?"
>>23774326"Sorry, I was just surprised."
>>23774326Just focus on her face. Don't look at the tail. The nice creepy humanly inhuman face without a mouth or nose.Right."That's very cool, Jilly."
>>23774326take a deep breath....or several"alright, so, freaking out aside back to the subject of Alex; so you know who he's got in mind? do you want to tell me so I could help him not screw it up?"
>>23774326jilly for waifu
>People not wanting the adorable tentacle-monster xeno for waifu./tg/ I am disappoint.
>>23774426Well her licking would be.... something extra.
>>23774462We can love it as we are disgusted by it.>>23774326So how is your training coming along? I was hoping you could help me out a bit.
>>23774326Examine the fuck out of that mouth. "Its actually pretty cool. When your not grabbing my hand with it."
>>23774462Does she have breasts? If she does, I may ignore the horror that is her 'mouth'.
>>23774487Top half is mostly human-looking, so yeah, I think so.
>>23774487Pretty sure nagala aren't mammals.
>>23774504They transgene to look more human, so she could have them.
"I'm sorry Jilly, it just set off every primal fear response I have all at once.I would've thought you had something more like a series of baleen plates."
>>23774537this sounds about right.
>Does Jilly have one mouth running lengthwise down her belly, or multiple ones running sideways?
>>23774487>Nagala don't have breasts, mouths, noses, or hair. They do, however, have humanlike primary eyes, and smaller, peripheral night eyes on their temples. They don't even normally have nipples. >Jilly, however, has been transmodded (her mother, actually, and she got the effect too because genetics) quite heavily, so she has hair, smaller periphreal eyes, rather large breasts, and wears T-shirts much too small. >Additionally, her hair changes colors along with the rest of her skin.>>23774565>She has one running from her 'knees' to her 'ankles', actually."I'm sorry! It just set off every primal fear response I have all at once." You say. "I would've thought you had something more like a series of baleen plates.""Of what? No, no, these are better." She said, and stuck her tongue (one of them) out at you for you to examine. It was nearly two feet long.You examine it closely- it looked like it had swollen nodules covering it, and one side of them are very rough- the other side, inordinately smooth.You take a deep breath, and Jilly giggled, pulling her tongue back in. "Again, don't worry. My teeth aren't even sharp."She rolled back mouth-down, and turned to you. Damien was struggling not to laugh."Alright, so... freaking out aside, back to the subject of Alex. Do you know who he's got in mind? Do you want to tell me so I could help him not screw it up?">Field too long!
"I don't know, actually." She said. "He hasn't actually told me most of that, but I'm confident about how he feels. I asked him about relationships once or twice, and we talked a lot. I guessed from what he said that there was someone he liked."
>>23774608oh, I forgot that you can't read him, so you're limited to what he says...
>>23774608Punch Damien. "Shut up.""It's good that he's making friends here.""How has your training been? Learned any new tricks?"
>>23774593"Baleen plates are a sort of filtration comb found in gigantic aquatic mammals on Earth called baleen whales."
>>23774593>>23774608Freaking out about her tonguemaw, then immediately asking for relationship advice; putting the love in Lovecraftian horror.
>>23774593>so she has hair, smaller periphreal eyes, rather large breasts, and wears T-shirts much too small.ok i'm sold.
>>23774593>and wears T-shirts much too smallI don't think that's genetic.
If Jilly needs glasses, do we get to call her eight-eyed?
>>23774608"I hope you are not hiding something from me. Iam really worried about Alex you know. We know each other since childhood."
imagine it, 70 tongues, rough and smooth all over your most sensitive spots.Hmm what else can we chat to Jilly about. How about her training? We haven't heard much about it beyond she can talk to people very far away.
"Baleen plates are a sort of filtration comb found in gigantic aquatic mammals on Earth, called baleen whales." You say. "Ohh." She said, and nodded. "Yeah, we don't eat like that." She said. "We scrape it all up, and then hold the algae on the rough parts of our tongues, and then close our mouth and seal it, and then start drooling until we dissolve our food. And then we scrub our teeth with our tongues to keep them clean, which is probably my favorite part, with all the residue I scrape up from the ground when I walk. It's delicious.""It's good that he's making friends here.""It is!" Jilly said, and flashed yellow as she hugged you. "He's really nice most of the time.""How has your training been? Learned any new tricks?""You could say that." She said. "I could show you some of my memories, if you want! Or... hm.. Some of Damien's memories!""Wait, wait. You can do that?""I can read minds, Damien." Jilly added. "But I don't because it's mean, but it isn't that hard to show people memories."
>>23774742You'd have to be careful though, mechanically, you don't want to slide the rough side against anything particularly sensitive too hard. You'd need to have two against each other so it's smooth all the way around the outside.
>>23774781"Show me the first time you used psi abillities."
>>23774781"Ooh, I have a memory to share!" The one where Anna bit into the lobster ice cream biscuit."Do you think you could look at the memories I have of things that didn't happen?" We could show them the attack we saw, . But for the love of all that is holy, don't show Jilly herself getting sliced up. Maybe just the end bit where we found the Ishelda and the scythe creature was waiting for us.
>>23774781"Show me your home planet!"
>>23774781"That sounds so cool! I'll gladly watch anything you can show me."
>>23774859"Oh, Damien, you could show me that vision of that awesome planet you mentioned."
"Show me the first time you used psi abilities." You say."I can't, really." She said. "I've always used them! Because I talked with people a lot and I never ever need my translator unless I needed to use a phone.""Show me your home planet?" You say.Jilly flashed yellow. "I can do that!"Then she touched your head, and reality melted away.Your name is Jilly, and you're six years old, currently slithering across the grassy field, the sky violet, and sun red and enormous. A young human boy - someone your mind called Dega - shot her a grin. "Jilly!" He called, pointing, and you feel his arm and shoulder raise as if it was your own. "Look at this!"You slither over, following him, and the two of you looked over the enormous, mostly-human city."Woooow." You responded, touching him so he could hear it. "That's so big! How do you get so high?""You take elevators, of course." He responded, putting his hands on his hips.<I can show you another view, if you want!> A four year older Jilly said, hand on your forehead. <Just wait a second...>That memory melted away, and then a new one formed. >field too long!
>>23775006A tall, dark-haired nagala, devestatingly beautiful, with full red lips, almost invisible periphreal eyes, and sky blue eyes grinned at you."Hey, Jilly." the electrical impulses from your mother's hand said. "Come look at this!"You tried and failed to slither in zero-G, so, as your mom once taught you, you extended your normally useless wing coverings, and the wings themselves, flapping your way closer.Your mother pulled open the enormous blast shield with her tail, and you looked out - and you saw home from orbit. An enormous, purple sphere, larger than most and with a thick atmosphere."It's so pretty, isn't it?" Mom said, hand on your shoulder. you nod, and you started to feel -Jilly stopped the memory there, and it melted away, as reality reformed."There!" She said. "That was my planet. And that was Dega. He's an old, old friend of mine. And the second one had Mom."
>>23775020That was so cool! That's an amazing trick.I learned some new things as well, want to see? I was hoping you could help me out with some of them.
>>23775020"Your mom is ridiculously beautiful."
>>23775020"Wow, Jilly, that was amazing."
>>23775020"So...if you look at some of my memories, could you then pass them along to others? That might go a long way to convincing some of the scientists of what I saw on Buhrer's Glyph."
Rolled 20Lets try to share some of Ishelda and ask Damien for a view of that planet he mentioned.
>>23775082"Oh, can you look at my memories of Buhrer's Glyph? Because no one saw the same things I did."
>>23775082this just be careful to not show her dying
>>23775120oops ment to qoute >>23775020
>>23775124She didn't die on Buhrer's Glyph.
>>23775141memories of the dream.
"Wow, Jilly, that was amazing.""I've seen a lot of worlds." Jilly said. "And I've met a lot of people.""Oh, can you look at my memories of Burer's Glyph? Because no one saw the same things I did.""I can. All you need to do is think of it." She said. "Just... remember."She touched your mind, and for a long time, she held her hand on your forehead, sifting through your memories."It's blurry." She said. "You don't remember very well."She stayed there for a time more, and pulled her hand away. "You remember things kind of weird. All the people looked like there was something moving underneath their skin, like... bulging, and stuff."
>>23775141o I was thinking of the dream we should get parts of that too
>>23775194"Exactly. That was abnormal."
I think it was my mind recognizing something was wrong with them psychicly and interpreting that visually.
>>23775194They were! I saw it happening. It was creepy.
>>23775194>"You remember things kind of weird. All the people looked like there was something moving underneath their skin, like... bulging, and stuff.""Exactly that!"
>>23775194"That's exactly what I saw, but nobody else sees it. Not even the cameras. That's what happened with the Void Queen taking people in my dream, too.
>>23775194"Exactly! It was really freaky."
>>23775194"Yeah, that was kind of a bad moment. Do you want to see my home planet?"
>>23775251Be sure to include Anna in the bikini
"That's exactly what I saw, but nobody else sees it. Not even the cameras. That's what happened with the void queen taking people in my dream, too." You say. "I think it was my mind recognizing something was wrong with them, and interpreting that visually.""That's so strange." She said."Do you want to see my home planet?""Yeah!" Jilly said. "I've never been to Heaven's Jewel."She touches her mind, and you cast your mind backward to the recent past - your day, earlier."Wowww." Jilly said. "It's really pretty! I suddenly want to take a swim, too. An eclipse orbit like that never normally happens. And... you two look really pretty in bikinis!"Damien suddenly looked up. "... I would suddenly like to see your home planet as well, Heather." He said.
>>23775315I think Anna enjoying the ice cream cake thing is more important/cute. The bikini is for private use. It's a good thing we have Einstein recording everything all the time, isn't it?
>>23775320>"... I would suddenly like to see your home planet as well, Heather.""Oh? Tired of your supermodels?"
>>23775320"I'll allow that, but only if you tell Anna, and accept whatever consequences she imposes on you."
>>23775320"Oops, I don't think Anna would want everyone to see that."
>>23775320Well we were planning on going back... we'll probably need to take the shuttle or have our ship done by then though. Wyvern is just too small.
>>23775320"Tell you what Damien, you help me get the stuff to put my own ship together and you can come to Heaven's Jewel and join us at the beach. You can even meet my Mom and Dad."
>>23775320"Sure!"<Jilly, don't show him either of us.>
... oh wait I think he means via Jilly. I have no objections to that either.
>>23775320You mean you didn't peek? I'm surprised.
Oh also this might be the only way for him to look at something normally... so definately let him have it.
"You mean you didn't peek? I'm surprised." You say. "Tired of your supermodels?"Damien shrugged. "Say what you will, I've had enough people get angry at me for things I can't control, so I may as well do things right for the things I can. And I was joking about the supermodels.""I'll allow that, but only if you tell Anna, and accept whatever consequences she imposes on you.""... Nevermind." He said. "I'll just come with, when you invite all of us there.""You're whispering about your dream." Jilly suddenly whispered. "Are you okay/"
>>23775426"It wasn't a dream.""I'm not sure I want to show you, Jilly, but it would be great to be able to let people know about it."
>>23775426>>23775456focus on the manifestations and not people she only needs a spinet to show others
>>23775426"It wasn't a dream. It was a lot like the stuff Damien sees.It isn't pleasant, if you still want to see it you can, but it won't be fun."
>>23775426"No, not really. That dream wasn't pleasant at all."I think we should show her what those aliens look like, so we know that they're trouble when everyone sees them.
>>23775426"I'm debating whether or not I want to show you. On the one hand, it'd be great to feel like I'm not crazy. On the other, I'm afraid you seeing it might hurt you as bad as it did me. Or worse."
"It wasn't a dream." You say. "It was a lot like the stuff Damien sees. I'm debating on whether or not I want to show you. One one hand, it'd be great to feel like I'm not going crazy. On the other, I'm afraid you seeing it might hurt you as bad as it did me. Or worse."Jilly was quiet for a time."... I die in it, don't I?" She asked.
>>23775516start to silently cry"...Not just you."
>>23775516"Yes. You die, Damien dies, Alex dies, Sarvesh dies, Max dies, all of the staff on the station dies, me, Anna, and Summer live through it and then later we die."
>>23775516"Right in front of me.... Violently."
>>23775516in the end me summer and Anna, barely made it out
You shake your head, and wipe at your eyes."... Not just you." You say."... A lot of people die?" She asked.You nod. "... Yeah."She pulled you in a tight hug. "I can take it. It didn't happen, after all. But if you don't want to show me, I won't force it."
>>23775564Hug her back."Go for it."
>>23775564"Alright, I'll show you."It will be nice if we can share this burden with someone else, so do it.
>>23775564Ok, I'll show you. The whole thing. Damien too.Let's find somewhere with some seats though. And Ice cream.I'm going to need a lot of Ice Cream.
>>23775564Offer her our mental hand, so to speak, while hugging her tightly."Off through the looking glass, then..."
>>23775564It didn't happen It didn't happen, and .. and It never will!
>>23775564"It didn't feel like a dream though - it felt entirely real. Are you sure you're ready for this?"
You hug her back. "Go for it." You say, and she raised a hand to your head-"NO." Damien *roared*, and bodyslammed you out of the way, knocking you out of Jilly's arms, and making you skid across the floor.He was panting and huffing, his eyes bloodshot."... She was going to snap your neck with her tail." Damien said, panting heavily."What, I never would have done that!""Look in my head." Damien said.Worryingly, Jilly pressed her hand up to his head, and then went bright green and backed up."... Oh, god." Jilly said, looking down at her tail.
>>23775660"What happened!? What did you see?"
>>23775660"...It must be something the Void Queen did."
>>23775660"I-I'm sure you didn't mean to..."
>>23775660"Great so the dream was even a trap, I take it.. Wonderful."
>>23775660"...Okay, let's not do that then. Thanks Damien."
>>23775660"What the fuck?"
>>23775660"Shiiiiit. It's okay, Jilly, it's not your fault."
"Oh no no no no," whimper, collapse, "No no no no, she's in my head she's in my head..."
>>23775712No she's not.
>>23775737and how the fuck do you know for sure? It could be a hidden trigger specifically so we can't safely show anyone.
>>23775660ok so lets see probable the message and control in my head, from the message I got most likely layered, with kill commands if any of us see/feel it must tell the researchers hug Damien well looks like you earned that eclipse view.
>>23775712>implying VQ wouldn't be able to use a memory of something happening to make the memory a reality as it has happened
>>23775660Hug the Damien.
I thinkw e should let Damien see Heaven's Jewel after all.
"I-I'm sure you didn't mean to..." You say. "It's okay, Jilly, it's not your fault.""... My skin went all black." Jilly said. "That doesn't even have a- it- it isn't an emotion. We go dark when we die, Heather. But I was *moving*."She closed her eyes, and shivered - and then only her secondary eyes opened."I do have a question, though, Damien." She asked. "Why do you keep focusing on Heathe-?"Damien shrugged. "It's the sort of thing you focus on when you're not asexual.""... But I'm not asexual." Jilly said. "I just don't have the parts. It gets really frustrating."
>>23775793"Don't stare at my ass in the past!"
>>23775793saved by you pervert sense ha ha
>>23775793"When the Void Queen took people over, their eyes went black, she must have taken you over via the memory of it."
>>23775793"That is, interesting." "Do you have a preference?"
>>23775793"It's okay, Damien."Hug himDamien is now quest waifu
>>23775793>implying that Damien is into uswhy does everyone love me?
>>23775833fuckoffif anything, it's now Jilly.
>>23775833>Damien is now quest waifuhaha, no thanks.
"Don't stare at my ass in the past!""Don't worry, I don't! Just the present, I promise." He said, and rubbed at his eyes. "And now I'm blind. I hate when this happens.""Why are you blind?" Jilly asked."Because I was born blind. But I can't use clairvoyance for a while after I change things.." He said. "It happened when I saved Max."
>>23775793"I'm a girl and he's a guy, of course he looks at my girly bits!" Push our chest out a little and pout at them both."Tell me more Jilly, what sort of things do you like?""Could you transgene yourself to have the right parts?"
>>23775867Offer to help him find his way around, or to his room at least. I mean the guy saved our life, we probably owe him that.
>>23775867"Well, I'll need to take care of you until you get your sight back, then. It's only fair, if you saved my life."
>>23775867But you changed things! Thankyou!then the jilly questions here >>23775881
>>23775867"Thank you. If you need a hand just let me know, you did save my life after all."Give that man a hug, he saved our life.
>>23775881>Push our chest out a little and pout at them both.No, just no.
>>23775881As long as we're interrogating Jilly about her sexuality, I have been wondering..."How sensitive are your breasts? Do you actually have mammary glands?"
>>23775881I second the second part of this, be interesting to see what Jilly's into.
>>23775881I think that's taking things a bit too far. I'll second >>23775887
>>23775867Give him a hug, then lead him to a sofa or somewhere to sit down."Thanks for saving me"
Rolled 4>>23775867Try and use telepathy to show him what we're seeing so that he can sort of see.Or you know, Jilly could do it. She's the expert. But that's no fun.
>>23775949>Or you know, Jilly could do it. She's the expert.yea, she can do it.
>>23775867"let me help you up"also kiss him for saving us
>>23775969>also kiss him for saving usfuck no. Stop that.
Rolled 8>>23775949More proof that the dice gods hate fun I guess.
>>23775975We gave Anna a kiss on the cheek, so I don't see why we can't do it here.
>>23775975How about on the cheek? We did that for Anna when she helped us out, I think Heather's just an affectionate sort of person.
>>23775969Taking it too far man.
>>23775991You proposed full on kiss.
>>23776006Actually, I'm a different anon.
just stop with the shipping.
"But you changed things!" You say, and give him a hug. "Thank you for saving me!""Not a problem. Well, it is rather inconvenient for me, but I fully expect Ji- no, the void queen - to have killed me and everyone else, once she had an in."Taking Damien's hand, you lead him to the nearby sofa, made for lounging."Well, I'll need to take care of you until you get your sight back, then. It's only fair, you saved my life.""That's fine, you don't *need* to." Damien said, sitting back, closing his eyes. "I am pretty wiped out, now. This happens."You turn to Jilly."Tell me more, Jilly, what sort of things do you like?""What do you mean?" She responded. "Oh! I like.. um, a little bit of everything.""Could you transgene yourself to have the right parts?""... I never thought of that." Jilly said. "I don't know...""How sensitive are your breasts? do you actually have mammary glands?""I have nipples, but they don't work." Jilly said. "I'm not a mammal, though. They're just kind of useless meat." She said, grabbing them.
>>23776033That's the kinda useless meat I like...
>>23776033"Useless meat. Ehehe"
>>23776033Poke them. You're bigger then me, that's pretty unusual. I'd bet there's heaps of guys who'd be all over that.And no, before you object, this is just idle chatter, not worth shouting at.
>>23776033"But they have a sense of touch, right?"
>>23776033Useless meat. Humans like those useless meat.
>>23776033Are they firm? Experiment!
Rolled 16>>23776058seconding this followed by."yes, but that 'useless meat' is something male humans find very attractive...most of the time..."
>>23776124>is something male (and sometimes female) humans find very attractice
>>23776033"Just wondering, Jilly, but have you ever thought of getting transgened for a mouth?"
>>23776124>male humansand female humans. Remember we are in the more open future.
>>23776141Ask hits"Ever wanted to have human like mouth, like your mom? You can then kiss!"
>>23776146Are we far enough in the future that people have transgened themselves into a third, unique, sex?
>>23776175it's possible that there are some that did
"Yes, but that useless meat is something humans find attractive, most of the time.""I know." She said."But they have a sense of touch, right?""Yep!" She said."You two are jerks." Damien grumbled."Just wondering, Jilly, but have you thought of getting transgened for a mouth, like your mom?""Oh, yeah." She said. "They have it written already and everything. I'm just saving up for a fast version. Apparently I have all the muscle and jaw and everything already, they just need the mouth cavity and the teeth. Speaking of teeth, I'm getting kind of hungry." She said... and then rolled onto her side, teeth gnashing. "SO NOW I MUST EAT HUMAN FLESH. GRAUGLH GRAULGH."She flashed yellow. "Seriously, though, let's grab some dinner?"
Right! To the cafeteria!
>>23776222"Good plan! Maybe I should try the fungus you eat?""Hungry, Damien? I'll lead you to the cafeteria if you'd like."
>>23776222"Sure, sounds good.Damien, you coming?"Take one of his hands, lead him to the cafeteria, keep on chatting about 'useless meat' with Jilly on the way, complain about hers being bigger than ours.
>>23776222"Sounds good. Hey, once I'm finished building my ship, I wouldn't mind throwing cash your way for the transgene stuff."also offer to lead Damien around until he's sighted again.
Rolled 14>>23776222turn pale at the remembered tentacular horror"okay...think we should take Damien? or shall we leave him on the couch?"
>>23776222"Do you have back problems? Aren't they awkward to move around with?"
>>23776222>No boob poking.>why, exa, why?"Sure, I'd love too.""I came to a breakthrough with my technopathy: I just have to talk to the machines like they are are people, and it works just like telepathy!""Do you think you could help me train up? Do you have any hints that might help?"
>>23776222Poor Damien, sitting there imagining all the hot interspecies lesbian groping he could be missing right now.
"Good plan! Maybe I should try the fungus you eat?""That's not a good idea." Jilly said. "The foods we eat tend to be really bad for humans a lot of the time. It's food for us, but not you. Like chocolate for Max.""Do you have back problems?" You ask."I should, but I'm not human." She said, turning away from you and lifting her shirt. You look at her back - but there's no sign of a spine. Instead she was staying stood by raw muscle. Those four strange wing shells quivered a little. "We're not vertibrates. We're closer to annelids. Or insects.""Damien, you coming?""Yeah, yeah," He said, getting to his feet and reaching his hand out toward you. You take it, and lead him down the hall."I came through a breakthrough with my tecnopathy. I just have to I just have to talk to the machines like they are are people, and it works just like telepathy!" You say. "Do you think you could help train me up? Do you have any hints that might help?""Oh, yeah! I have a ton." Jilly said, as the three of you made your way down the hall. "First of all.... distance doesn't exist." Jilly said. "Keep this in mind...">End of thread!
>>23776322So, in effect, we could technopath that walking robot back home?
>>23776288that's the point of taunting the temporarily blind