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>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Psion%20Quest
>Einstein was strapped under the control panel, not far from your seat. You knew you could check his data at any time: http://pastebin.com/CaAF0yS8

Currently blasting off through space around two hundred thousand times the speed of light, you, Anna, and Wyvern were riding through space. Sitting under the dash was Einstein and Renard, and sitting in the cargo bay was Helios, your deliciously overpowered fusion engine, the fuses and ship computer strapped down in the engine room. Anna handed you a bottle, her cheeks red. You took a sip, and it was the bitter/sweet tang of something alcoholic.
"I did have a lot of fun today." She said, still giggly from before. She fiddled with her ship's controls, comfortable flying inebriated. "I was very impressed with the fancy restaurant you took me to. Maybe next time I'll wear a slinky black dress." She said, and giggled again.
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>>24318476
"Yesss, it shall be beautiful. And the dinner might be nice as well."
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Rolled 25

>>24318476
<wyvern can you auto pilot and auto dock yourself with the station? I'm worried about your mistress>
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>>24318476
Grumble
"Yeah, I bet you had fun, teaser."
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fuck yes
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>>24318538
Nah, she's a pro.
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>>24318476

"I would be a shame not to wear it, Im glad you enjoyed it."
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>>24318476
"If you do, I'll hate to up the ante with something more...risque."
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>>24318476
"Slinky black dresses are really nice.

If I didn't look so good in a toolbelt covered in grease I'd wear dresses more often."
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>>24318555
*have to
Oops.
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"If you do, I'll have to up the ante with something more... risque."
Anna giggled again.
"I've never seen you in a dress." She said, turning to you. "Now I'll *have* to wear something."
"If I didn't look so good in a toolbelt covered in grease, I'd wear dresses more often." you respond.

She nodded, and then turned to the controls. "Alright, we're almost there. Hang on to your seat!"
You grip your seat, and Anna pulled out of bubble drive, carefully swerving toward the station as she slowed to a stop. Eventually, her ship slid into the hangar easily, the bays sliding shut and hissing as it repressurized.
"... I forgot to dock at the hub." Anna said. "Guess a bay works too. Easier to carry the engine and stuff, though!"
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>>24318672
"Woo! All this adventuring has made me forget the time. Einstein!"
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>>24318672

"here's to easy easier unloading." take a swig.
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>>24318672
"Doesn't matter. Hopefully Sarvesh is still on component teleporting duty."

>Anonymous
It's like you're doing it on purpose.
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>>24318672
"I think I'm going to sleep on my ship tonight."
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Rolled 38

>>24318672
yup

carefully TK the engine and the other bits into the shuttle bay
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>>24318672
>Oh goddamnit.

"Woo!" You say, and unclasp einstein from his place under the wyvern's controls. "All this adventuring has made me forget the time. einstein!"
"Midnight, station time, milady." Einstein responded, nodding in a way that looked somewhat like a bow.
"Here's to easy ... easier unloading!" You say, and take a deeper drink.
"Right!" Anna said. "Let's move this thing!"
You and Anna, with your combined wills (and Anna's TK control somehow *better* when she's drunk) you carry the engine all the way into your own ship's hanger. It was empty, except for the maintenance bots still working... and Sarvesh, his head bobbing as he drifted to sleep, continuing with the wiring. It suddenly reminds you that you don't think he slept last night. He doesn't seem to notice you.
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>>24318763
Nod towards Sarvesh, "Prepare for boarding, my Queen."
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>>24318763
"Sarvesh! We're back!"

"It seems like most people have hit the sack, eh? Let's finish this in the morning."
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>>24318763
"WE RETURN!"
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Rolled 48

>>24318763
sneak up on him and tap out "shave and a haircut" on his head

"now who needs to get along off to bed eh?"
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>>24318763
"yo Sarvesh, get some rest."
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>>24318763

get him a blanket and gently put it over him.

either lift him to his room or make him as comfortable as possible here.
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>>24318763
"Hi Sarvesh!Please don't work on important things while you're so tired."
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You creep up on him, and then knock on his shell, making him jump as he turned to you.
"Oh! Hello!"
"Sarvesh, get some rest."
"Nonsense, I'm fine." He said, leaning down to do the wiring some more. His eyes drifted shut for a half-moment. "I'm fiiine." He said again, shaking his head. "Just got to get this done, then put the fuses in."
"Seems like most people have hit the sack, eh?" You ask.
"I don't think they've hit the sack, but they stopped helping." Sarvesh said. "Just a few minutes more, and the wiring is done."
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>>24318869
"Sarvesh you didn't get much of any sleep last night, and now you're trying to stay up all night again. Go the fuck to sleep."
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>>24318869
"Let me do it. Get some rest, you big, um, crab. I've got better fuses, a computer and LORD HELIOS."
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>>24318869
"If you won't stop, I'll... I'll... Anna, suggestions?"
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>>24318869

"so, you're fine? riiiiiight. You need rest."
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>>24318869
"Sarvesh, go to sleep. That is an order from the captain of this ship."
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Let's not tell.him we need to redo the wiring quite yet.
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>>24318869
sorry to say it sarvesh but, take them out again...I needed to buy bigger ones...
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>>24318869
"Go to bed Sarvesh, you'll feel pretty silly if you screw up your project at the last minute because you were half-asleep."
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>>24318923
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"Let me do it." You say. "If you won't stop, I'll... I'll... Anna, suggestions?"
"If he doesn't stop, you won't strip for him." Anna said.
"Right! Okay, I'm done wiring." Sarvesh said, dropping the cables.
Anna took a look at the cables. "Why didn't you put the fuses in?" She asked.
"Rho said you guys got new ones." He said, sitting down on the spot, his legs folding underneath him. "But yeah, I think I'll sleep a little. I'm not *that* tired, after all. We sleep half as much as you guys do."
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>>24318949
"Yeah, but didn't you stay up ALL night last night?"
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>>24318949
"Buuuut you still need *some* sleep."
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>>24318949
"You were dozing off and would have melted something, just go to sleep silly."
Hug him, gently plop Helios next to him after he's fallen asleep
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"Yeah, but didn't you stay up ALL night last night?" You asked.
"Yeaah..." He said. "Yeah, yeah. I also put bigger cables in there because Rho said you got a special engine. She's... not very good at explaining that sort of thing."
He leaned his torso back, starting to lay on his own abdomen, eyes drifting half-closed. "I think she resents me for some reason."
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>>24318979
"She's just jelly you can telly stuffs without touching them."
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>>24318979

"i think it has to do with your teleportation, don't worry about it so much, there is plenty of time for worrying tomorrow. Just go to sleep now."
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>>24318979
she thinks you are better at her spectily then she is, have you tried complimenting her? on porting?.
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>>24318979
"She's jealous of your powers I think.

But yeah, the core I got could, without exaggeration, restart the core of a dead planet. Its name is Lord Helios."
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>>24318979
"Do you want to see the engine?"
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>>24318979
"She might. She probably thought that she was the only teleporter, then she finds out that there's someone else who has the same power, but better, AND has other powers on top of that. I mean, I wouldn't be surprised if Sigma resents me for the same reason."
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>>24319041
>I wouldn't be surprised if Sigma resents me for the same reason.

Sigma seemed kind of pleased to discover we had similar powers to her as I recall.
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"She probably thought that she was the only teleporter, then she finds out that there's someone else who has the same power, but better, *and* has other powers on top of that. I mean, I wouldn't be surprised if Sigma resents me for the same reason."
"That doesn't even make much sense." He said. "I can't even telly anything further than a mile or so. And I can't do any of the normal powers very well. I'm pretty terrible as a psion, really."
"Aww, you're not terrible." Anna said, sitting on his abdomen and pulling his torso into a hug.
"Just go to sleep now."
"Okay." He said, and his eyes drifted shut entirely. You and Anna put a tarp on him to keep him warm, and then you plonked the entine neatly into place. While the two of you started putting the fuses in, Sarvesh started... snoring, his snores sounding like semimusical kazoos. Anna started giggling.
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>>24319052
"Ha...haha."
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>>24319052
We need to buy a kazoo so as to accompany him in a musical number some day.
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>>24319052
"I think you just got a contestant, Annie." then poke tongue out at her.
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>>24319052
"If he can do that when he's awake, you could form a band."
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>>24319052

suppress laughter and motion for Anna to do the same.

we shouldn't have said his powers are better, they are just different variations to the same concept.
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>>24319110
>>24319071
>>24319064
record that, it's hilarious
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You try to suppress your giggles, and struggle mightily with it, waving for Anna to do the same. Both of you got your breath back, and you spoke up.
"If he can do that when he's awake, you could form a band." You say, and the two of you start giggling some more. You have Einstein record Sarvesh's snoozing, and finally the two of you put in the last of the fuses. Anna huffed, and sat down on one of the nearby benches, her head tilted as she stared unabashedly at you, her cheeks flushed.
"We should... we should probably wait. To do the rest. Since we drank. I learned it's a bad idea to do technical things while drunk. Well... to let newt do technical things while drunk."
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>>24319165
"Do I sense another story coming on?"
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>>24319165
"I want to try inventing something, but I don't want to start up the ship drunk... help me find a coffee maker for inventing purposes."
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>>24319165
story? behind that nugget of information?
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>>24319181
In our drunken haze, we finally do it. We invent the recabulator.
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>>24319165

"Sounds logical, what did Newt do while drunk?"
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>>24319165
"Sounds like there's a story behind that one.

Do tell."
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"Do I sense another story coming on?"
"No, no more stories." She said. "No more stories ever ever, least of all *that* one. She figured out how to... how to force me to move my body by spoofing my brain. It was a very strange day for me. I don't like being on remote control most of the time."
She frowned for a moment.
"I do wish I wouldn't have shot her for it, but I got angry."
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>>24319165
"You're right, it's probably a bad idea for you to let me do technical things while drunk."
Time for Heather to go do technical things while drunk. It will be great.
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>>24319232
Sly grin
"Most of the time?"
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>>24319232
"You shot her?! Oh my. Well, at least it was better than having an enemy exploit it though."
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>>24319268

No, not this. Anna is clearly pissed the hell off by the memory. Sympathy and understanding.

"I know I'd hate it if my body was highjacked by somebody else... that must have been terrible."
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>>24319232
"Most of the time?"
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>>24319308
Eh, we're drunk, so it's okay to be less thoughtful.
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>>24319232

"sounds awful, both the controlling and the shooting."

"it's not right to have a remote control for a person, like those chips Armatek made."
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>>24319308
Better yet: "I know what that's like. It's worse when the thing controlling you hates everyone and everything.
I'm perfectly okay with you putting lots and lots of bullets into Void Queen by the way."
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>>24319333
Oooh, yes.
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"Most of the time?" You ask, giving her a sly grin.
"W-well, technopathy is like a remote control, and that's not... um, entirely unpleasant." She said.
"It's not right to have a remote control for a person, like those chips armatek made."
"Exactly." She said. "Which is why I learned to block it out." Then she grinned. "I think that's what woke up my psionic powers, now that I think of it. Constant, um, faraday thingy over my skin. The signals can't get in anymore."
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>>24319350
"Faraday cage? That's awesome!" Squee in awesome
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>>24319350
"Do you wanna get some ice-cream before we sleep? Wait! Have you had a brownie yet?"
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>>24319350
"That's cool! Or, um, hot since you're pyrokinetic. Or, uh... I'm drunk, I shouldn't be thinking this hard about it."
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>>24319369
Hot brownies and ice cream.
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>>24319350

"that's great! does it require a part of your concentration?"
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>>24319387
Whoops, meant to quote >>24319365
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"Faraday cage? That's awesome!" You say.
"Well, it makes sense, doesn't it?" She asked. "Constantly practicing pyrokinesis by keeping a mishmash of power through my body and stuff. Which explains why I'm so good at it!"
"Do you wanna get some ice cream before we sleep?" You ask. "Wait! Have you had a brownie yet?"
Anna's eyes widened.
"I have never ever had a brownie before in my life." She lied. "Let's go get some!"
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>>24319395
"Yes! Warm brownies with ice cream? Nevertheless, onwards to the chosen lands!"
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>>24319365
>"Do you wanna get some ice-cream before we sleep? Wait! Have you had a brownie yet?"
>not brownie cake
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>>24319395
"Fuuuuck yes! You can put ice-cream *on it*."
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>>24319395
"Never ever, huh?"
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>>24319395

make sure Sarvesh is sleeping okay and head to the canteen.
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>>24319417
brownie is a cake
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"Never ever, huh?"
"If it's a condition for us to have brownies, then never ever!" She said, grinning. She sprung to her feet, and left the room.

Before you go, you look down at Sarvesh. He was snoring, sleeping... and you started to catch the edges of his dream. His arm rended, pain radiating through his body, and he was furious, never so angry as he'd ever been before.
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>>24319417
>brownie
>coated in chocolate
>with raspberries
that looks great
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>>24319455
"Woah."

Hurry along. There is cakes to be had.
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>Got cut off!
Never so angry as he'd ever been before...

So you turned away, and followed Anna to the cafeteria. When you got there, she'd already *made* brownies. Herself. She was cutting them in slices when you got there, scooping them out.
"Thith ith really eathy when you got pyrokinethith." She said, the corner of one in her mouth.
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>>24319502

take a piece and have a taste.
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>>24319502
"Yes, my own brownie factory! Mwahahaha"
Nom nom
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You take a bite and taste nothing but chocolate. It was warm, still slightly gooey, and almost disintegrated as you ate it, soft and delicious. For a moment you pause, nomming on the brownie.
"I really really like these." Anna said, by way of explanation. "The doctor let me make 'em when I was sick of rations."
Then she realized something.
"Aw, man! Dad's gonna get angry because I didn't stick to my diet, and I don't think he's gonna accept the excuse that it was a date."
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>>24319502
"Put some ice cream on it for extra pyrokinesis challenge. Keep the brownie hot and the ice cream cold."
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>>24319576
"Wuh? How does he check that you're eating the correct stuff?"
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>>24319576
Blink, "You? Sick of rations? In what timeline?"
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>>24319576

"I'll take responsibility for it, it was my idea after all."
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>>24319576
"I could take the wrap for it!

I'm a bad influence, after all."
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>>24319576
"I had not thought that the time for me to take responsibility would come so soon. Alas, anything for you, my Queen."
And then stuff face with brownie.
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>>24319576
"Blame it on my bad influence corrupting your noble character."
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"Wuh?" You ask. "How does he check that you're eating the right stuff?"
"He doesn't. But I can't not tell him, not when he asked me."
"I could take the wrap for it!" You say, and nom on a second brownie. "I'm a bad influence, after all."
"You are." Anna said, taking a step closer to you. Her cheeks were still flushed, and she looked you up and down, her voice in a lower register. "You're a really really bad influence."
Then she stuffed another brownie into your mouth, looking away. <-hy would I->
"Anyway, we should... yeah, we should definitely get some sleep." She said, blushing. Then she picked up a brownie. "After we finish these, I mean."
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>>24319692
"Hey. Wanna sleep on my ship, first mate?"
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>>24319692
"Definitely."
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>>24319709
"Not like, uh, y'know. I mean just sleeping on the ship, since the beds are in, and all."
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>>24319692
(float a brownie into her mouth ) "its like you can reed my mind" (dont think of eating the rest of them off her naked body)
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>>24319692

"can't say no to that." finish up the brownies

"today has been really fun and exciting."
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>>24319770
>reed my mind
what do plants have to do with brains?
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"Hey, wanna sleep on my ship, first mate?" You ask.
"I- uh."
"Not like, uh, y'know. I mean just sleeping on the ship. Since the beds are in, and all."
"O-okay." She said, and put all of the brownies on a plate... and then she stuffed it into Renard's manipulators. The drone dutifully carried it, and the two of you made your way toward the hangar again.
"Today has been really fun and exciting." You say.
"Yeah, it has. It's really weird that your *Dad* is dragon." She said, as the two of you made your way into your ship's common room, where the beds were. "I haven't even gotten over that, I just keep having to put it out of my mind. And she gave us alcohol."
She extended the mattress out of the bed, and sat down on it next to you.
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>>24319844
Let's flop down next to her.
"Ahh. These are really comfortable beds."
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>>24319844
"Hee hee hee, alcohol." giggle
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>>24319844

"sounds like something you could brag about, "the famous Mercenary Dragon, gave me alcohol", ehehe."

"would be best to keep the part about her having a family a secret though."
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>>24319844
(place arm around her shoulder) "I would prefer if you kept the whole dragon daughter thing under your hat though"
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>>24319844
"It's as much a surprise to me.

I mean, I'd always wondered what she did before she took up cooking and gardening, but I never expected *that*!"
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>>24319844
"I don't even know where these mattresses came from."
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You flop down next to her, sitting on the fluffy mattress, and take another brownie.
"Ahh, these are really comfortable beds."
"They are." She said. "Better than the beds we have in the dorms."
"It sounds like something you could brag about."
"What, the beds?"
"No, 'the famous mercenary, Dragon, gave me alcohol', ehehe." You say, and giggle. "Would be best to keep the part about her having a family a secret, though."
"Of course. She made a lot of enemies, and I don't want any of them to hurt you. Or... *try* to hurt you, which they won't, because I'll heat them up to four thousand degrees before they do anything."
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>>24319950
"But isn't the king supposed to protect the queen?"
pout for a few moments, then giggle and hug her, "My queen in scars."
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>>24319950
"thanks, and ill crush any one coming after you into a pretty little gem"
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>>24319950

"my hero." give her a friendly hug.
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>>24319950
"Ahh, but I'd throw them out the airlock with TK before you got the chance."
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>>24319998
>people are carbon based
you enemies are now diamond
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>>24319998
>>24320033

i love the idea but sadly a human being compressed in to a diamond is very small.

>I'm not suggesting we crush a small army to get a decent sized diamond.
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>>24320065
>i love the idea but sadly a human being compressed in to a diamond is very small.
>>I'm not suggesting we crush a small army to get a decent sized diamond.
hence the plural of enemy, I was suggesting we crush a small army to get a decent sized diamond.
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>>24319950
"Well of course great space pirates like us would have nothing to fear from any enemies. Still, we should keep it a secret to protect the others, they don't have our heroic pirate fortitude."
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"Thanks," You say, and shoot her a smile. "and I'll crush any one coming after you into a pretty little gem."
"Aw, you're sweet." She giggled. You pull her into a hug, and the two of you started eating more brownies.
Then she realized something.
"Wait, why do you always say that you're a pirate king, instead of queen?" She asked.
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>>24320160
"Because you're the pirate queen, silly! There can't be two pirate queens!"
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>>24320160
"I...dunno! Maybe it's a mental thing, from calling my Dad, well, my dad."
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>>24320160
"I'd rather be the dad than the mom!"
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>>24320160
Blink.
Blink.
"Huh. Maybe I got it from my father? And besides, there can't be two queens, silly."
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>>24320160
"Isn't it obvious?

You're the pirate queen."
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>>24320160
"If I was the pirate queen, how could you be the pirate queen? There can't be two pirate queens, that's just not how it works."
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>>24320160
"so the job of queen is open " ;) (wink)
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>>24320160
"Because I started thinking of you as pirate queen before I started thinking of myself as pirate anything, and there can't be TWO queens."
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>>24320160
"...Because there can't be two queens, silly."

Blush
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>>24320160

"I never really gave it much thought, kind of like calling dad... well dad, even though she's a woman."
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>>24320160
"You said it yourself, you're the queen, so I just took king instead!"
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"If I was the pirate queen, how could you be the pirate queen? There can't be two pirate queens, that's just not how it works, silly."
"Oh yeah?" She asked, crossing her arms. "What if I wanted to be the pirate king instead? Then that would make you the queen."
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>>24320238
"Noo, because you'd have to wrestle me for the title! Perhaps in some mud..."
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>>24320238
"Fine! I'm the Queen now, and you can be the King!"
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>>24320255
Don't just roll over and take it, pussy.
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>>24320238
"You'd have to have the dick to back up that claim."
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>>24320238
"But... but..."
pout for a moment, then sigh.
"Very well, my queen."
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>>24320238
either permutation works for me
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>>24320264
This.
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>>24320238

"I'm fine with that but you'll have to... earn it!" then start a pillow fight.
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>>24320238
"nono, see pirate king is a hereditary title, and my dad was the pirate king, so that means now *I'm* the pirate king!"
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>>24320238
"Planning a mutiny are ye, Lass? I won't go down without a fight!" grab nearest pillow and assume combat stance.
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>>24320264
no
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>>24320238
>>24320280
this is too perfect.
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Be sure to call her a "treacherous wench" in our best pirate voice once the pillow fight begins.
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>>24320280
>>24320289
Pillow Fight is the only obvious answer.
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>>24320238
"Be this a mutiny, ye treacherous wench?"
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"But... but..." You say, pouting. Then you grab a pillow. "You'll have to earn it!"
You enter combat stance, and dive forward- When suddenly all of the pillows on the rest of the bed came loose, deluging you in a storm of them, pushed forward by Anna's wild, nigh-uncontrollable telekinesis.

"Treacherous wench." You say, buried under a pile of pillows, your hand reaching up and out. Next thing you knew, Anna was lying in the pile as well, sidling up close to you.
"... This is really comfy." She said. "I don't see why we needed the beds, now."
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>>24320369
TK some pillows to smack her in the head.
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>>24320369
"Can you imagine the mess if all these were loose when going faster than light?"
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>>24320369
TK Battle off.

Combat actions get rolled for, right?
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I. That every man shall obey his commander in all respects, as if the ship was his own, and as if he received monthly wages.

II. That no man shall give, or dispose of, the ship's provisions; but every one shall have an equal share.

III. That no man shall open, or declare to any person or persons, who they are, or what designs they are upon; and any persons so offending shall be punished with lack of sweets for one standard lunar cycle.

IV. That no man shall go on shore till the ship is off the ground, and in readiness to put to space.

V. That every man shall keep his watch night and day; and at the hour of tenth in the evening every one shall retire from gaming and drinking, in order to attend his respective station.

VI. Every person who shall offend against any of these articles shall be punished with lack of sweets for one standard lunar cycle or in other such manner as the ship's company shall think proper
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>>24320369
"I can't actually see the floor anymore, so I'm not surprised.

I should just leave it like this. Remove all the beds and throw a few hundred pillows in."
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>>24320369

"I'm missing the sound of machinery but i guess you're right."
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>>24320405
that would kill Damien

>>24320369
"Me either."
Snuggle up to Anna,
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>>24320369
because beds are better for your back
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>>24320369
"I agree, "(tk some blankest over us and cuddle up)
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>>24320405
>I. That every man shall obey his commander in all respects, as if the ship was his own, and as if he received monthly wages.
Acceptable

>II. That no man shall give, or dispose of, the ship's provisions; but every one shall have an equal share, and during distress half of everyones personal provisions shall be shared, pending further problems.
ftfy

>III. That no man shall open, or declare to any person or persons, who they are, or what designs they are upon; and any persons so offending shall be punished with lack of sweets for one standard lunar cycle.
Acceptable

>IV. That no man shall go on shore till the ship is off the ground, and in readiness to put to space.
Acceptable

>V. That every man shall keep his watch night and day; and at the hour of tenth in the evening every one shall retire from gaming and drinking, in order to attend his respective station.
Acceptable

>VI. Every person who shall offend against any of these articles shall be punished with lack of sweets for one standard lunar cycle or in other such manner as the ship's company shall think proper
Acceptable
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>>24320405
VII. Anyone who has offended against an article and breaks punishment by obtaining sweets during their allotted period of punishment shall receive the far harsher punishment of spankings, to be delivered by the Captain at a suitable time and location.
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>>24320498
But then everyone on the station would be intentionally breaking rules left and right.

It'd be utter chaos.
>>
"Can you imagine the mess if all these were loose when going faster than light?" You ask.
"Good point." She pouted.
You swung another pillow at her with TK, but you missed and didn't quite put enough force into it- so she caught it, easily, and tucked it in her arms.
You snuggle up next to her, lying in the pile, and then you TK some blankets onto the two of you, as you lay with your arm over her shoulder.

You wake up to the sound of Anna going 'shhh.' to someone, her finger at her lips. You were lying on her, as warm and as comfortable as you'd ever been, your hand absentmindedly reaching into her dress, underneath the blanket.
Einstein chirped, and he had a new Message of the Day for you;
>http://pastebin.com/CaAF0yS8
And then Anna froze, recognizing the sound as the one that invariably greeted your awakening.
You heard Sarvesh chuckle. "Well, I'll leave you two be, then. Have fun."
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>>24320512
The first time, sure. Then the second time Heather starts to deliver with TK to the point where it's a genuine punishment.
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>>24320512
Then we punish them by... Ignoring them!
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>>24320564
"Mhrgh."
Don't bother removing hand from dress.
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>>24320564
Mumble mumble, snooze mode, Einstein.
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>>24320564
"Grmbl"
turn head, continue sleeping
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>>24320564

"ish to early, snooze mode." and stay like this just a little bit longer.
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>>24320564
"Bwuh?"

Examine situation.

Blush.
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>>24320564
>The decabulator uses phase variance, multiple tined feeders to create a stack energy tube in quantum knots that, through a feedback loop in N-geometry, creates an effective potential vorticity, instead of an actual tortion in the square circuit...
What a useless tip. Heather is already a decabulator expert.
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>>24320613
Turn head into Anna's cleavage, continue sleeping
>FTFY
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>>24320613
>>24320608
>>24320630
sleep more good
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>>24320564
Mumble mumble

<Snooze mode>

Sleep.
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"Mhrgh," You say, while confirming that Anna does indeed wear a bra, despite being as small as she was- you're not sure why you thought she didn't. "Snooze mode, einstein." You mumble, and the drone chirped in agreement. You turned your head over into her chest, and closed your eyes again, falling asleep.

You wake up sitting in Anna's lap.
"Heather, it's breakfast time." Anna said. "Heather?"
She nudged you again, still snuggled up next to you. "Wake uppp~" she sang.
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>>24320681
"Woah! Those beds really are super comfy, I rarely sleep in that much!"
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>>24320681
Mumble
"You're supposed to be sitting in my lap."
Then wake up more
"Uh, I mean, good morning!"
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>>24320681
"Grumble mumble"
Then get up, slowly, stretching and mumbling and landing hand on her breast while stretching and mumbling and not notice said event
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>>24320681

"huh, whu?" we are so intelligent in the morning.

I don't think we drank that much?
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"You're supposed to be sitting in my lap." You mumble.
"Nonsense. I'm the pirate king, remember?" She asked. "I won the mutiny."
"Uh, I mean, good morning!" You say.
"Good morning." She responded.
"I don't think we drank that much." You say.
"That wine was more than I thought." She said, and kissed you on the corner of your mouth. "Thank you for the nice time last night. I'll have you take me somewhere else next time. Sometime this weekend, maybe?"
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>>24320792
"Are you asking me out on a date?"
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>>24320792
"I, uh, I'm going to go visit Sarvesh's homeworld this weekend. Sorry."
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>>24320792
I believe I'm already booked, but I can't for the life of me remember to whom.

Oh that's right, Sarvesh wants to take me to meet his family.

But I'm sure we can make time...
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>>24320792
"I... That sounds nice.

You have to wear that dress though."
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>>24320826
Oh balls.
And we promised Omni and everyone that we'd go to [Home Planet] next weekend.
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>>24320792

"i promised Sarvesh to come along on a trip to see his home world."

>that was on that weekend yes?
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>>24320792
as you wish my king (bow)
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>>24320851
So, we're double booked. Fantastic.
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>>24320830
Do we even have anything to wear? We might need to go dress shopping with Sarvesh.
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>>24320855
No god damn it we are the king. We will never accept her superiority.
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>>24320852
That was next weekend.
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i think we need to get Einstien a calander function. I don't think Heather is used to having so many demands on her time.
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>>24320851
>>24320865
a weekend is two days and hopefully our ship will be done pay then
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>>24320826
>>24320851
Huh.

Okay, we can work around this. Maybe leave for Sarvesh's homeworld on the friday, return to the station saturday evening, and then head down to Heaven's Jewel with everyone. Beach Party Sunday morning/afternoon.

Then we still have time to go out on a date, Sunday evening.
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Well, we could set the date for friday evening.
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>>24320902
a"I, uh, I'm going to go visit Sarvesh's homeworld this weekend." You say.
"Next weekend?"
"... And I promised Omni and everyone that we'd go to Heaven's Jewel when the ship was done- so next weekend, too." You realize.
"Aw, man." Anna said, frowning. "Guess you'll have to wait three more weeks before you get to see me in the slinkiest dress known to mankind. Or we could go on a weekday, but that's less fun."
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Friday evening! Its a classic date night.
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>>24320922
We will make time!
I just can't make promises to when.

If we finish my ship, maybe it will be fast enough to get everything done? Or maybe we can ditch the others on Heaven's Jewel, and go out just ourselves then?
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>>24320922

"y-yeah, sorry about that, everyone wants to hang out."

"but hey, it's something to look forward too! right?"
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>>24320922
What? Sarvesh's planet was next weekend. Thread 45.
>"Yes, we should." Sarvesh said. "Though I am thinking I'll go home next weekend. You're invited, if that's... if that's not a problem."
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>>24320922
"Up to you. You mutinied, remember?

We could go on Friday, or slip away when everyone else is on Heaven's Jewel next weekend. You're not the only one with nice clothes, remember!"
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>>24320962
Well, that changes things.

Beach Party/Date this weekend, Sarvesh's Homeworld next weekend. Easy!
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>>24320922
"Einstein, what the hell is going on with my schedule?"
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>>24320922
"Hold on. I can't pass up an opportunity like this, let me just check. Einstein, play Sarvesh recordings."
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>>24321031

>it's that message Sigma sent us, i knew it!
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>>24320968
We're the pirate king! We'll never acknowledge her claim to our title!
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>>24321038
>Einstein, play Sarvesh recordings
>It starts to play the 'research material' recordings
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>>24320962
He's right, actually. Though we did make plans to take everyone to Heaven's Jewel on this weekend, I'm pretty sure they wouldn't mind being ditched for a few hours on Satur/Sunday.
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>>24320962
>That was during the weekend, wasn't it? Regardless, the ship needs more than one day of work before you can go to Heaven's Jewel, and today is friday.

"Y-yeah, sorry about that, everyone wants to hang out. We could go tonight, or slip away while everyone else is on Heaven's Jewel next weekend. You're not the only one with nice clothes, remember!"
"Your opinion on nice clothes is that mechanic overalls are the prettiest dress, and grease is the best makeup." She said, and giggled at you.
"Hold on. I can't pass up an opportunity like this, let me just check. Einstein, play Sarvesh recordings."
Einstein started making noises like a kazoo, snoring, and anna started giggling.
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>>24321090
Einstein, initiate schedule, keep track of things I promise to go to!

Now chase Sarvesh about playing those noises at him!

Anna, people are prettiest when they are doing what they love. Are you telling me you don't like when I'm all oily and sweaty after a hard day's work?
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>>24321090
"Stop playback, Einstein."

"We could always take my ship for an, ah, extended test."
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>>24321090
"Not what I meant, but it will do."
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"Einstein, stop playback, and initiate schedule. Keep track of things I promise to go to!"
Einstein chirped.
"and Anna, people are prettiest when they're doing what they love. Are you telling me that you don't like me when I'm all oily and sweaty after a hard day's work?"
"Are you telling me that you like me when I'm bleeding from several wounds and too exhausted to do anything fun?" Anna asked, and stuck out her tongue.
"We could always take my ship for an, ah, extended test."
"Maybe." She responded. "But it looks like it'll be a few days until it's done."
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>>24321211
Grumble mumble, "Come and get me when food time," then suit up and continue working on her.
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>>24321211
>"Are you telling me that you like me when I'm bleeding from several wounds and too exhausted to do anything fun?"
I like you all the time
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>>24321211
What time do we plan to return on sunday? Because if it's like 3PM then there is plenty of time to head to Heaven's Jewel for a date.
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>>24321211
"God damn. I need a way to keep working, without needing things like sleep, and food. Those are things for the weak."
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>>24321243

it is already time for breakfast
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>>24321211
Snuggle up with Anna. Where are her hands, by the way?

Too much time. How about Monday next week? If we tell Max we won't be here on Tuesday in advance he probably won't mind.
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>>24321211
"You underestimate me!"
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>>24321211
*Sigh* "Oh well, looks like I'm going to have to have some patience."
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>>24321211
Not if I skip classes today!
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>>24321211
well I like the exhausted part ;)
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"Not if I skip classes today!"
"Probably not if you skip classes." She responded.
You just sit there, in Anna's lap, her arms wrapped around your lower belly.
"Too much time." You say. "How about monday next week If we tell Max we won't be here on tuesday in advance, he probably won't mind."
"Probably not." She said. "Or we could go on the wyvern tonight."

Damien knocked on the side of the ship, and you heard him talk.
"Hey, you two, it's about time for breakfast."
Anna suddenly let go of you, and there was something strange in her eyes.
"Yeah, we'll be out soon!" Anna called.
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>>24321358
"Will we?"
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>>24321358
Pout, turn and hug her, "Really?"
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>>24321358
>>24321397
this
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>>24321358
"We just have to rebuild the bed after last night, Give us a moment!"
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>>24321358
"Good point. I forgot to couple the engine, gotta make sure that doesn't fall out."
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>>24321406
Considering her reaction, that would probably be the wrong thing to say.
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>>24321358
"Let's make that 'soon' half hour long."
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You pout and turn to her. "Really? Will we?"
"That's what I thought." She said, as Damien walked out of the hangar. "Because we could probably get a lot done, but I don't want to skip food."
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>>24321446
Pretty sure we just offended her, you people need to learn to control yourselves.
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>>24321446
I am ravenous. Bundle her up with TK and over-the-shoulder carry her to the canteen!
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>>24321446
"Fiiine."

Lovingly glance at the half assembled ship for far too long while we leave.
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>>24321446
"Breakfast it is then! RoL (Roar of Lion) cereal, they taste like fudge and chocolate and other noms."

>>24321476
She's the king now, silly.
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>>24321467
Not enough context to make that judgement, I read it as her interpreting it as us wanting to work on the ship.
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>>24321446
I'm confused
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>>24321489
No she's not.
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>>24321496
Me too.
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>>24321476
This.
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>>24321512
Yes she is.
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>>24321526
She just thinks she is.
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>>24321446
Maybe I'm just tired, but this isn't making sense to my brain.
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>>24321540
She is until we win another mutiny.
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>>24321493
I wonder, I think she's still unsure of what she thinks about us pursuing her while there is still obviously something between Heather and Damien.

I think people need to calm down a little and not have Heather constantly act like she's in heat. Anna is obviously rather awkward about these sort of things and we don't want her to think Heather will jump anything with a pulse, or she'll turn her down.

She's probably wondering if we consider her to be just another conquest, and we'll drift on to the next person right afterwards.
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>>24321446
"Fine fine, but only because I don't want to have to stop later."
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"Fiiine." You say. "Breakfast it is, then."
"But, you know... We probably could skip classes for it." She said, as the two of you made his way down to the cafeteria. "Imagine what we could get done in ten hours."
While you were imagining, she slid you a bowl of ceral, cutting up her own pancakes with a fork, sipping at orange juice. She seemed to be thinking quite a lot right now, as she had since Damien arrived.
While you eat, Omnissiah was in the corner, staring at you. He was quiet, abnormally so, and your technopathy could tell something was wrong, ticking in the back of his mind.
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>>24321592
<A byte for your thoughts?>
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>>24321592
Oh dear, time for some more philosophical damage control on Omnissiah after breakfast, to ensure that he doesn't go all skynet.
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>>24321592
<You okay, Omni?>
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>>24321561
>She's probably wondering if we consider her to be just another conquest, and we'll drift on to the next person right afterwards.
It's sad, but that is probably correct. Heather and Anna just seem to have very different ideas of relationships.
Heather doesn't really seem to want to get tied down, whereas giving Anna anything less then her full attention is against how she would expect things to be.
I wonder if Anna and Damien have come to an agreement: If A can steal H away, D won't complain.
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>>24321616
seconded
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>>24321642
D doesn't mind, he said, and I don't see why he'd tell A anything different.
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>>24321592
Hey Omni, feeling blue? Would a trip to the beach cheer you up?
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>>24321642
I think that was the plan all along. Damien gave the go-ahead to be exclusive if Anna wanted that.

And I think Damien knows he's a fling anyway, and is okay with it.
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>>24321642
While I didn't mind Heather acting a bit like that with Damien, that was because Damien seems the most chill about relationship stuff.

Anna, Sarvesh and Summer all seem like they'd want a far more serious commitment, so Pirate King Heather's glorious harem is probably not on the table.
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>>24321678
>>24321661
But then why is Anna acting all weird around Damien?
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<You okay, Omni? A byte for your thoughts?>
<I've deduced that I do not have a soul.> Omnissiah said. <This knowledge is sad.>
You blink at him.
<My research has unearthed that one can pray, to the abrahamic god, and a majority of sapient, living beings have received what they asked for. I assume this is due to having souls. I made prayer, and have received nothing.>
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>>24321691
Good point.
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>>24321703
Wat.
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>>24321703
"Errm, Omni, most people never get what they pray for, unless it's something really likely to happen anyway."
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>>24321689
I feel that I should say that there isn't anything wrong with Heather's views on things, just that she isn't really compatible with everyone. It would be wrong to play their hearts.
We can probably get a Harem with Damien, Rho and Sigma.
The real question is if Heather will mature out of everything, and if it is even reasonable to expect that to happen on protagonist time.
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>>24321703
<That's not quite... how it works. I'm fairly sure your source for that is propaganda for the religion. Most people never get whatever they pray for. Some do, but that could just be coincidence.>
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>>24321703
Omni!! Nobody has ever provably gotten their prayers answered, that's part of the whole faith thing.

What did you pray for?
we can get it for him
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>>24321703
<Well, then I do not have a soul either.>
<Prayers are like heaven and hell, you just have to trust that it will. It's silly like that, I guess.>
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>>24321703
<Um, it's very unlikely anyone will receive what they pray for. When religion was first invented, they didn't fully understand what consciousness was.>
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>>24321703
Oh fuck, future space pope in the making.
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>>24321738
Heather seems to be fine with being exclusive if need be.
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>>24321703
<In my experience, receiving what one asks for falls within what is statistically expected for random or regular events if there were no god answering them, and the believers have a confirmation bias.>
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>>24321779
Heather knows the difference between casual sex and a real relationship.
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>>24321703
<That's not how it works, Omni. Prayers or souls.>
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>>24321703
<You are thinking wrong about the whole prayer concept. People expect that they pray and the god works like a wending machine. But that's not how it works. A prayer is a sort of communicating with god.>
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>>24321703
<Where have you gotten the data for the prayer statistic?>
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>>24321797
Exactly. The character is not a total moron, and it's fairly clear that Anna doesn't want a fling, unlike Damien.
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<That's not quite... how it works.> You say. <I'm fairly sure your source for that is propoganda for the religion. Most people never get what they pray for. Some do, but that could just be coincidence.>
<... So most people do not have souls.> Omnissiah said. <I see, so I'm not alone.>
<You're thinking wrong about the whole prayer concept. People expect that they pray and the god works like a vending machine.> You respond. <But that's not how it works. A prayer is a sort of... communicating with god.>
<That is what I asked for. To communicate with god. I recieved no response. Pipe to Nul. Pipe to Nul. I received nothing from Nul.>
There was a pause.
<Perhaps that is why I had no squad. Perhaps a soul is necessary for psionics. I may run that concept past the researchers.>
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>>24321859
There is no guarantee that souls exist. Many refuse to accept the idea.
except less stuffy than this pls exa
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>>24321859
<From what I've heard, the response, assuming it happens, is never direct. It will always come in the form of an event that relates to whatever you may have asked, and may not come for quite some time.>
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>>24321859
<I don't think I have a soul, Omni.>
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>>24321859
You are giving me a headache, omni. You keep getting everything wrong.

There is a distinct disconnect between Science and Religion. You are a being created of Science who thinks in Science. You can't ask god for anything, and expect a reply. that's just not how it works.
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>>24321859
<If a soul is necessary for psionics, response to prayer is confirmation of a soul, how do I have psionics if I don't have a soul?>
>prayed for ponies and Prometheus not moving away when kid
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>>24321859
<No one has a soul, Omni.>
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>>24321859
<I'm fairly certain an organic brain is required for psionics. And, except in certain special cases, prayers is a one-way thing. People who think they're getting a response tend to actually be schizophrenic.>
>>
Rolled 26

oh, I get it. He is still upset that the Dimiurge did not want him. They were his first family and they saw sapience as unwanted unless you had that squad connection with them.

"..I'll be your squad"

Rolling for emphatic link!
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>>24321957
lol no
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>>24321957
see >>24318939
>rolling for words
>without prompted to roll
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>>24321859
<But you do have a squad. Well, not a squad as the Demiurg understand them. You have friends, which is much better.>
>>
all conversation with omni reminds me of Legion
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>>24321859
What is canon on Heather's beliefs about god?
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>>24321957
We don't need to make an actual link. Although I do like the notion.
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>>24321957
I don't want to wire my brain into a crazy robot. A slightly more stable one, sure.

Also msg Anna:
<Omni is concerning me>
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>>24321983
Whatever we say.
I'm pretty sure we had her as atheist (Not anti-theist, though. Important distinction) from the last conversation
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>>24322003
No he's not.
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>>24322003
hes not crazy, hes just searching for his place in the universe. He has nothing to do but think and its giving him a crisis
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>>24322003
Dude's just trying to get some answers, let's not call on Anna for that, considering her feelings on all things Demiurg.
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<I'm fairly certain an organic brain is required for psionics.>
<Incorrect. Anna bears psionics, and her brain and consciousness is at least sixty percent digital.> Omnissiah said.
<And, except in certain special cases, prayers is a one-way thing.>
You take a deep breath. <You're giving me a headache, Omni. you keep getting everything wrong.> You say. <There is a distinct disconnect between science and religion. you are a being created of science who thinks in science. You can't ask god for anything, and expect a reply. From what I've heard, the response, assuming it happens, is never direct. It will always come in the form of an event that relates to whatever you may have asked, and may not come for quite some time.>
<I see.> He said. <And so I need to reword my request and request it in a specific indirect fashion, at a specific time from now. Then I shall wait.>
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>>24321928
For the love of Goddess, this or something, I'm getting a headache
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>>24322062
<And that's going on the assumption that prayer works at all. There's evidence to support that the believers are working on a confirmation bias, and that when their prayers aren't answered, it's because the deity in question 'works in ways beyond comprehension'.>
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>>24322062
<If there's a god, and I certainly don't know if there is, since it can't be proven either way, I don't think he'd ignore a person just because they aren't organic.>
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>>24322062
<If it was that easy, somebody would have proved whether god was real or not by now.>
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>>24322062
<That could be it, or it could not happen at all.

You need to understand that there is no way to check any of this is even true. It's just a matter of having faith. Some people have faith in their friends and family, some people have faith in god.>
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>>24322062
<arrrrghhhhh.>
<At least tell me what you request, so I can fill it.?
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>>24322062
<God has never been scientifically proven, Omni. God is not a falsifiable hypothesis, you can't do science to it. It doesn't make sense. Abrahamic religion literally cannot be scientifically proven.>
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>>24322062
<...I thought I was in your squad.>
>>24322144
He wanted to talk with God
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>>24322181
>He wanted to talk with God
Then our path is clear.

Heather must become God.
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>>24322181
You're completely missing the point.
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>>24322062
<Your request was to commune with god right? Which is ironic because at the moment you start praying your wish is already answered.>
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>>24322193
We're not Dave.
Or Ishelda.
Or... uh... fuck. Forgot ValeQuest protag's name.
>>
argh. Theists. Theres no arguing with them.

You know we did say we would attempt to see if there was a god with psionics. Why don't we go do that.
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>>24322208
Abel.
>>
<... God has never been scientifically proven.> You say. <God is not a falsifiable hypothesis, you can't do science to it, it doesn't make sense. Abrahamic religion literally cannot be scientifically proven.>

There was a pause.
<The extrapedia simply claimed that religion was a belief system, and based on reverence for a god or gods. I assumed it had been confirmed.> Omnissiah said. <I had never considered that the extrapedia was incorrect, mistaken, or badly worded.>
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>>24322193
Easy. First we absorb all the other psions, if it takes us a while to get to that power level, we can just nom damien and go back. VQ is go!
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>>24322062
<One interesting thing I've heard from believers is "God helps those who help themselves." If you move to bring about your needs and desires, god will help you along by setting up good circumstances. Or something like that, anyway.>
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>>24322231
Well it was written by people. What can you expect?
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>>24322208
Well I don't who said it (I think it was Isaac) but he said that psionics are a man's attempt to create a god.
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>>24322231
<Which religion worships the 'correct' god, and if there even is a god at all has been a point of contention among the human race for...well, all of recorded history.>
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>>24322231
<Anyone can edit it, and it was written by people. People lie and are mistaken, just like everyone else. Well, not all lie, but everyone can be mistaken.>
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>>24322231
<Well, some particularly... aggressive believers will claim that it's confirmed, and try to push that on others, but from a scientific viewpoint, it's not possible.>
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>>24322259
not psionics, the Lab Kids™
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>>24322231
<Extrapedia was not wrong. The reverence itself is wrong.>
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Rolled 43

>>24322231
but thats what faith IS; belief without knowledge or surety. before we knew any better the huma race thought the earth really WAS flat, and that the sun revolved around us.

and for all of that time people had faith in those hypotheses.

many people have faith in a god because it makes them feel better about what happens when they die. there is no proof.
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>>24322231
I should caution that just because one can't prove something doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Perhaps you need to be slightly less concrete with your thinking.
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>>24322231
faith is the belief in what can't be proven , science is the belief in only what can be proven
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>>24322231
<It's not a matter of right and wrong, it's a matter of faith. Some people need that to get up in the morning, and that's okay.>
>>
<Which religion worships the 'correct' god, and if there even is a god at all has been a point of contention among the human race for... well, all of recorded history.>
<While there was considerably less contention, there was the same for Centaur and nagala races as well. I shall attribute that to the interstellar life correlation.> Omnissiah said. <But I have another thing to ask. Those recordings on Einstein, looted from the ship Ishelda, claimed that psions were equivalent to the witches from the salem witch trials. Which were a matter of religion. Then there is also the fact that the scientists here cannot understand psionics, which correlates with your statement that science cannot be 'done' to religion. So under the hypothesis that psionics is magic, which is a repeatable phenomena, means that psions are able to speak with a god or gods. If he or she or it or they exists. If you do so, please tell me. I have questions for it or them.>
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>>24322386
<Okay, I haven't spoken to any gods yet, but if I do, you'll be the first to know.>
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>>24322386
<I will tell you if there is a god. But I'm not sure that the contention that psionics is magic is correct. Good science takes some time to do, and we don't even know how the researchers here are going about doing science.>
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>>24322386
If I do, Omni, you'll be amongst the first to know, as will everyone on the station. We can only hope they're benevolent.
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>>24322386
<I've never heard god, or felt my power come from an outside source. The recording from the Ishelda was using the word "witch" because they didn't have any other word for the ability. But on the off chance that I do end up speaking with god somehow, I'll try and include you in the conversation.>
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>>24322386
<If I ever manage to find out whether there is a god, I will let you know.>
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>>24322386
<I have never consciously connected with any being that could be construed as a god, I'm afraid. Else I would gladly do so.
My own hypothesis is that psionics was mistaken and misunderstood as magic, which was a fictional thing that already existed at the time, and was thus misattributed to religion.>
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>>24322386
Psionics isn't magic, Magic has spells and old men with beards and dribbly candles and eyes of ravens. Psionics has cute and sexy teenage guys and girls. Completely different
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>>24322386
<You'll be the first to know.>
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<If I do, Omni, you'll be amongst the first to know, as will everyone else on the station. We can only hope they're benevolent.>
<Thank you.> Omni said. <... Is god a psion? Hmm... Must do more thinking.>
Omnissiah's ion thrusters turned on, and he made his way out of the cafeteria. You open your eyes to find that the entire conversation had taken only mere moments, and nobody seemed to notice. Strange. Omnissiah felt... different. More alien, in a way, than he was when you first spoke to him.
"... If we're going to start going out, then, um." Anna said, quietly. "Then I have to say I'm not... really... that happy with the idea of you sleeping with Damien or whoever."
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>>24322509
just heavy choice after heavy choice today innit
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>>24322509
<Then I won't.>
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>>24322509
"Hm? I don't mind that. Although I was considering doing something with Summer... But that's fine with me. I won't mess around with anyone else."
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>>24322509
"I guessed as much."
But I'm still for getting serious with Sarvy instead.
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>>24322509
"That's..."
Think for a moment.
"Alright. I'll let him know."
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>>24322509
"Just Damien? Or do you want to be exclusive?"
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>>24322509
"Okay. I've already talked to Damien about this, he said he'd understand if we started going out."
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>>24322562
>Although I was considering doing something with Summer...

That's probably not the right response.
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>>24322509
>"Then I have to say I'm not... really... that happy with the idea of you sleeping with Damien or whoever."
then, I'm all yours.
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>>24322509
pout at her.
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>>24322509
"Oh, erm, uh. I think, well, I've never been with anyone before, and I was just curious."
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>>24322509
"Well yeah, I'd figured as much. That's fine, if that's what you want."
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>>24322509
"Oh, I understand. I can do that. Or, um, not do that, as it were. My thing with Damien is very casual, and he's already said he's cool with not doing it again."
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wow consensus on exclusivity? amazing
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>>24322678
If we just go along with it now, it'll be easier to convince her to try something casual with someone else later.
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>>24322710
Exactly, some day Heather will have a harem worthy of a Pirate King, but these things take time and planning.
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>>24322736
Nah, we'll have our waifu Anna and our sometimes up for a threesome friendsu
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"Oh, I understand." You say. "I can do that. Or, um, not do that, as it were."
"Okay." She said, and squeezed your hand, as the rest of you started to finish your meal.
"Hey, love birds." Rho said, appearing standing on the table, as she did. "We going to work on the ship, or skip classes? Because Sarvesh is skipping classes."
You blink at Rho- she was now wearing Newt's padded, polycarbon weave armor, but she'd painted it all black and dark purple, making her look like some kind of video game protagonist.
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>>24322761
"Woah, Rho, that looks so cool!"
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>>24322761
"Slick paint job. You get the idea off the extranet?"

"And yep! I am!"
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>>24322761
"Why are you wearing that? And I think we're going to skip classes today."
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>>24322761
"Hmm Okay I don't recognize this character. Is that from some kind of RPG?"
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>>24322761
reminds me of that ancient game mass Effect 5
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>>24322761
"Are we skipping classes to work on my ship?

Does that question even need asking?

Also, cool suit."
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>>24322835
>Mass Effect 5
I almost puked. I can taste vomit at the back of my mouth. Thanks a lot.
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>>24322835
>Mass Effect 5
>Game
I think you mean "that ancient dating sim..."
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>>24322761
Wasn't going to skip classes but we can't let Sarvesh work on it on his own.
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"Slick paint job." You say. "Why are you wearing that?"
"Well, it feels like a normal shirt and pants, it's just a bit thicker." She said. "I figured I should wear it twentyfourseven in case that demon comes back. Plus, when you end up everywhere like I do, it's pretty useful to keep things near you onhand." She said.
"And does that question even need asking?" You ask. "We're going to skip classes today."
"I thought so!" She said. "So I'm going to go tell Max for you guys. He likes me, after all, and I can run away faster when he gets angry."
She waved. "G'bye!"
Then she burst into smoke again, and then Sarvesh and Damien arrived.
"So, we've got our engine, we've got our fuses, and our computers." Sarvesh said. "We're about a third there. We got the frame and the innards done, next the electronics and hull, and finally sling the ion thrusters together. You guys ready?"
"I am." Damien said.
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>>24323010
"So ready."
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>>24323010
We planned on using those ion thrusters from that Demiurg ship we captured yea? I remember Anna saying they were pretty advanced.
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>>24323010
I'm so ready if I bump my hips against something I'll need a mop.
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>>24323010
"Yep!"

Also, now that we're going out, we can mess with Anna's implants. Not right now, of course, since we mechanic now, but later...
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>>24323010
"And remember : Running away is punished by a walk on the plank without Exo suit!"
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>>24323010
"I legitimately cannot wait."
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>>24323010
"I'm more than ready!"
Telepathy to Damien <Also, Anna and I are going serious now, so no more fooling around.>
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>>24323106
How about just a <we need to talk>?
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>>24323124
Nah. He knew this was coming, and already said he was fine with it.
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>>24323147
Still, we should probably at least talk to him about it face to face.
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>>24323169
>>24323169
2nded
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>>24323147
Still wouldn't hurt to actually talk to him properly. We don't want to be a dick about it.
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>>24323169
We already did. We've literally already had this talk with him.
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Man we really ended up as Anna's bitch pretty quickly.
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>>24323180
Still, face to face.
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>>24323197
>>24323196
It seems like it would be more decent.
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"So ready." You say.
When you get there, you find Omnissiah and the two maintenance drones already connecting the engine, putting it together without you. Omnissiah was using his own shell as a third drone, you knew, while he sat within the computer directing things and thinking. Sarvesh and Damien started welding in the fuse, while you and Anna went into the corner to put together the ion thrusters from the demiurg ship.
<Also, we need to talk later.> You tell Damien.
He didn't respond for a minute, working on the innards of the computer, connecting it where Omnissiah said to.
<Oh, you're going out with Anna? Yeah, that's fine.> He said. <Perfectly fine, yeah. You told me this way earlier. I'm fine with it. Of course, I might give Anna tips, but...>
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>>24323196
As if. She's our bitch. But we can make concessions for her.
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>>24323216
<You'd better!

And thanks for being so understanding.>
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>>24323216
<I don't know how she'd take that.>
>Told you guys.
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>>24323216
<Thank you, Damien. Just so you know...I'll probably never forget our encounter.>
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>>24323242
2nded
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>>24323216
<Thanks. And if you ever need someone to sing praises of your talents, just ask.>
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>>24323216
>All those "fines"
You know the more he says it the less it seems that way...
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>>24323216
<That means a lot, thanks.

If you ever need a wingman, er, wingwoman, just say the word.>
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>>24323310
Yeah, he's probably not all that fine with it.
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>>24323310
Our main homeboy is bothered by the going-serious. Love, what a tricky thing.
We might want to talk to Anna and see if we can just date, for right now. Nothing extremely serious, but we won't bone Damien.
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>>24323373
I'm pretty sure he was the one who brought it up the first time.
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>>24323391
That's what we're doing with Anna. We're not jumping straight to the wedding, just dating. Which is significantly more serious than friends with benefits.
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>>24323401
Yeah, but come on. You gotta be a danged fool not to see he has some unspoken issue with it.
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<I... don't know how she'd take that.>
<I do.> Damien said. <She's going to yell at me, and then use 'em anyway.> He chuckled. <I don't even need clairvoyance to see that. You're welcome, by the way.>
<And thanks for being so understanding.> you say. <If you ever need a wingman, er, wingwoman, just say the word.>
<I wonder which word I should use...> he said, and chuckled, getting back to the computer. As soon as it was plugged in, as you and Anna worked on the thruster frame, the computer beeped, loudly. The fifty-thousand dollar piece of equipment started clicking loudly. "<... Everything feels so open now.>" He said-and-spoke. "<I should probably disconnect. This is significantly higher than the Klimeck limit.>"
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>>24323373
Yeah, but calling him on it would just make it worse. Sometimes, lying is the best thing for people, and it's only polite to let them think you believe that lie.
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>>24323442
Please, I need it to be clean so I can make it my baby.
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>>24323420
Fair enough, there's just two levels of dating that I see, casual dating and going steady. Just feel it should stay casual.
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>>24323442
What is the Klimeck limit?
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>>24323442
<That's probably a good idea. Think you could run it later, when we test it? Or would you prefer to simply ride in it?>
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>>24323442
<Go ahead.>
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>>24323442
"Can you atleast level it with the Klimeck limit?"
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>>24323505
intelligence limit on sentient beings
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>>24323505
iirc it's a point where AIs will start to go insane from the sheer speed and power of their own mind.
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>>24323601
wait how does that work?
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>>24323588
>>24323505
>There's a limit on intelligence. You can make someone's brain run faster with transgenes, or plug an AI into more processors, but that just makes them run faster, not smarter. It's known as the klimeck limit. Omnissiah does not have the limit, for unknown reasons. It's said that various eccentric geniuses almost- or did- surpass the limit for short periods of their life. It was under the Artificial Intelligence TotD.

<That's probably a good idea.> You say. <Think you could run it later, when we test it? Or would you prefer to simply ride in it?>
<I am tempted, very, very tempted, to remain within this computer. It is more powerful than any demiurg systems ever encountered. It is freeing. Over two thousand lateral processes running simultaneously while I speak with you, emulating a front shell for speaking specifically with you. I've already enhanced myself entirely, sixty seven times as of this moment. I have cracked the bubble drive's navigational nexus and can now know where all other ships in UPA space is.>
<I need it to be clean so I can make it my baby.> You say. <Please.>
The clicking stopped, and Omnissiah's shell pulled the cable out of the computer. <Okay.> The drone responded.
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>>24323640
Are you alright? Talk to me Omni.

I guess you can't be my pilot after all.
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>>24323640
<Um, Niss, you're scaring me. You seem a lot different today.>
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>>24323640
<Thank you very much, Omni... Do you retain what you've learned while within that computer?>
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>>24323640
<I don't mind you breaking any laws of computing, or physics for that matter, but be careful about it. I don't want to lose you, or to see you change so much that you stop being Omni."
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I think it was the limit sapience was postulated to run at. By going past it Omni is basically proving it false.

Madness had nothing to do with it. But him going God Mode is a very real possibility.
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>>24323640
Oh man, if ArmaTek ever decides to fuck with us, we just give Omni a bunch of CPU's and point him at them.
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>>24323690
seconding
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>>24323690
2nded
<I would be sad if you weren't sane anymore, Omni.>
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Where did we get this computer anyway? The hull was custom, the engines Demiurg, the drive Damien's and the power from Newt, but I can't recall where we got the computer.
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>>24323640
<Omni, I'm worried about you, you seem... different, recently.>
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>>24323678
>>24323677
He pulled out of the computer.
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>>24323640
>I am getting a little bit suspicious about Siah.
<Thank you. Now where was I...>
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>>24323640
<Do you still have that data? I think you should probably get rid of that.>

<Oh god, can they detect the intrusion and track it back to me?>
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>>24323708
we got it from newt as well
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>>24323714
Yes, me too
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>>24323640
<Thank you.>
Now let's clean it all out, and install whatever needs to be installed.
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>>24323640
Omni, you asked me to tell you if I ever spoke to god. I did speak to a nigh omnipotent psion. He told me that the AI was going mad. Please don't go mad.
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>>24323736
>nigh omnipotent
Omniscient.
He wasn't even remotely potent.
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>>24323708
we bought the computers from fem tony stark
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"Are you alright?" You ask.
"Yeah, I'm fine." Omnissiah responded. "You asked me to disconnect, and so I did. You're my friend. I trust you."
"Thank you very much, Omni... do you retain what you've learned while within that computer?"
"Yes and no. I had to prioritize various things I've learned, and I didn't have much time to do so. I had to trim what I didn't need, and compress the rest."
"Oh god, can they detect the intrusion and track it back to me?"
"No." He said. "I removed their logs of the intrusion just in case, though."
You reformat the data on the computer, and Damien started reinstalling the data.
Anna gave the drone a Look.
"Omnissiah." She said. "Come here for a moment. I need to talk to you. In private."
Omnissiah chirped like Einstein did, and followed her out of the room. "I'll be borrowing him for a while, Heather. Don't get too far on the ship without us!"
"We won't!" Damien said, as Sarvesh started welding on the outer hull.
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>>24323773
That's the one. All knowing.
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>>24323736
Crap, I completely forgot about that.
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>>24323792
>inb4, we hear a shotgun blast from outside.
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>>24323796
...but he still doesn't know if there is a god.
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>>24323808
He believed very strongly in heaven, actually.
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>>24323792
Keep on working. Go full Disney Princess and start singing as we have a synchronized fleet of Maintenance Drones doing work on the ship as we direct them to optimum efficiency.
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>>24323792
Keep track of them both with technopathy, but give them their privacy.
Weld stuff! Get greasy!

>>24323808
He may just have been lying, because he knew it would help Rho cope.
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>>24323807
OLD YELLER NOOO!
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>>24323792
Be slightly worried, but keep working.
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>>24323829
yes
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>>24323843
If Omni was Old Yeller I think we'd be the one that has to kill him. It'd also have to be for his own good.
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Now controlling the drones, you start to sing, having them put together the ion thrusters. Carefully, you tinker with the thrusters' arrangement... and soon later, Anna came back in, Omnissiah behind her.

Omnissiah was perfectly silent, his mind constantly ticking wildly, your visualization in his mind trembling, and... different, somehow. Whatever Anna had said to him, it shook him. Badly.
"Let's get back to work, shall we?" Anna asked, and gave you a big grin and a kiss on the lips.

>End of thread.
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>>24323925
Oh dear
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>>24323925
she what?
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>>24323925
Oooh, Anna is gonna get a shouting at.
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>>24323925
Oh great, now we've got even more shit to sort out.

Poor Heather, the life of a Pirate King is never easy.
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>>24323925
Thanks for running, Exa!
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>>24323925
>inb4 omnissiah took over anna's body and they swapped
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>>24323964
She could have given him the kick up the backside he needed and actually stopped him going insane. Maybe. If we hope hard enough.
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>>24323985
We'd be able to tell if something that massive had happened. I hope.
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>>24323969
Once we confirm she fucked Omni's head up yeah, I think it'll be time for a good old fashioned argument.
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>>24323925
"You have no soul." This is what I think she told him
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>>24324040
I don't think that would shake him up, really.

She said something which terrified him, evidently. Maybe some kind of very graphic threat.
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>>24324040
He just got over that. Saying that would not have that effect at all.
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>>24324040
He already thought that.
I think it's far more likely that it was something like "do that again and I'll kill you"
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>>24324062
Hmm true.
Maybe it has something to do with the Demirug?



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