You are a Magical Girl, and you're in the worst dream ever.Charles' bar - your own personal hideaway and watering hole - is on fire. It's burning, right in front of you, its door that had welcomed you every night with a creaky resignation locked and chained down, bulging as the inferno raged behind it. Tongues of flame licking up the walls, unfurling from the windows, clawing at the uncaring sky with fingers of choking black smoke. The crackle of timber burning along with the roar of the flames curiously muted, but no less painful to hear.You'd cry if you could. Even if this was just a dream - or a nightmare, really - you have no doubt that you'd be bawling right about now, curling up into a ball. No tears now, though. Only silence, as you watched one of your own personal apocalypses unfold right in front of your eyes.
>>29431539You don't remember much, after your training with Sayaka. One moment you were standing victorious over the unconscious Eversor, the fist you've broken her jaw with split open and bleeding at the knuckles - and the next, the training mat underfoot was suddenly flying up to meet you. The moment after that, well...here you are, in the all-too-real, all-too-lucid dreaming state that you've had a few times already, all of which had you encountering a brown-haired girl with sleepy eyes and a tired voice.She wasn't around to greet you when you opened your eyes, however. Just this vision of the world gone horribly wrong, and only in your very specific and very narrow direction.There doesn't seem to be anything else around, though, except for a few of those...beaked shadow creatures you've seen hang around inside the bar, during Wendy Time. One of them is kneeling in front of the bar, seemingly weeping from the hooting sounds it's making. It's clutching something in its fists.What do you do?Try and ask the crying beaked thing who did this.Try and force your way into the burning bar.Wake up. Dream or no, this is as horrifying as it gets.
>>29431551[X]Try and ask the crying beaked thing who did this.
>>29431551[x]Try and force your way into the burning bar.WE HAVE TO SAVE THE ALCOHOLTHERE MIGHT STILL BE TIME
>>29431551>[X]Wake up. Dream or no, this is as horrifying as it gets.
>>29431551[x] Try and force your way into the burning bar.
>>29431551>[X]Try and ask the crying beaked thing who did this.the most exciting time of the day has come dood!
>>29431551>Try and ask the crying beaked thing who did this.Wendy dun fucked something up
>>29431551>It's clutching something in its fists.[X]Try and ask the crying beaked thing who did this.
>>29431551>[x]Try and ask the crying beaked thing who did this.
>>29431539Wendy us getting back at us, okay fine. >[x]Talk to the beak doodly
>>29431551[x] Try and ask the crying beaked thing who did this.Dream or not, that's not normal.
>>29431601I recognise a clue when I see one.
>>29431551[ x ]Try and force your way into the burning bar.Murderface style.
>>29431551[x]Try and ask the crying beaked thing who did this.That beaked thing seems familiar but I can't say why because spoilers. Kinda hope I'm right though.
>>29431551>[x] Talk to toriningenI should probably get caught up on the Wendy Cooldown rightups.
>>29431551[x]Try and ask the crying beaked thing who did this.
>>29431551Try and force your way into the burning bar.sober or not, this is still the Chiaki/Murdurface thing to do, and since when have BOTH sides agreed on anything?
>>29431551>[X]Try and force your way into the burning bar.
>>29431770I'm confused, both sides of what?
>>29431779He means Chiaki / Murderface.As if there's only two of us in here.haha
>>29431551This is because we started going out with Midori instead of Wendy, isn't it?>[X]Try and ask the crying beaked thing who did this.Might as well try communicating with these things.
>>29431551[x] Why, Beaked thing, why?
>>29431789Ah, thanks for clarifying. Yeah, if only Chiaki knew... On second thought, good thing she doesn't. We've seen before how she'd react to being in a quest thread.
>>29431792>This is because we started going out with Midori instead of Wendy, isn't it?possibly. Of course, it's a lucid dream, so it may just be an unconcious reflection of how she feels....Chiakiface is just taking it a little personally.
>>29431551Decu needs to tell me when he starts threads. That rascally moon jerk.I AM NOT MADE OF TWITTER MISTER CULTURE
>>29431877>I AM NOT MADE OF TWITTERI thought that was pretty much your gimmick? Or what is it they call it in MGNQ land? Twunterbocks?
>>29431877>NECO>Not on twitter 24/7hahaha.
>>29431877thats what the twitter is for you silly cat.
>>29431877>NECO>Having a real lifeYeah, right..
>>29431939Hey. I totally...er...YEAH WELL YOU'RE ON 4CHAN HOW SAD IS THAT
>>29431939>>29431955well, so are you.
>>29431955Cry more, faggot
>>29432000keep on keepin' it classy anon.
>>29431955WELL I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP EVERY NIGHT BUT AT LEAST MY TWITTER ISNT IDOL-PANTSU-CENTRAL!
>>29432049>implying you wouldn't LOVE it if your twitter was idol pantsu central.Checkmate aethists
>>29431577 >>29431589 >>29431593 >>29431594You look down at the beaked shadow kneeling in front of the burning bar, before reaching down and grabbing it by the shoulder. It flinches at your touch, but doesn't recoil back - it just continues on crying, tar-black tears trickling down its avian snout to drip onto the asphalt between its knees.Who did this? You ask it as firmly as you could. Who could do something like this? And where's Wendy?The gibbering beaked shadow creature looks up at you, before pointing one slender-fingered hand towards the fiery inferno. Its beak opens wide, as if to snap at you, and you make to shrink away - but you're stopped as a voice warbles out from its depths. Scratchy and static-warped, as if it's being played from a broken-down radio, but familiar."...You promised..."It's here, then, that the beaked shadow thrusts something into your hands, something that it'd been gripping tightly in its gnarled fingers. It's notepaper, torn out from a notebook or a diary of some sort, folded and then crumpled. You glare at the half-bird, half-thing as you unfold the paper, smoothening out the crinkles as best you could, but it's already started crying again.Shaking your head, you glance down at the crumpled notepaper. The writing on it - and there seems to be a bit - seems to be made by someone who's usually slow and methodical about things, but for some reason was hurried at the time. [1/2]
>>29432128Oh boy. It's time for Healing, isn't it?
>>29432170We have no one to blame but ourselves for this.
>>29432128>s Tomoe's are better, but I'm getting there. Been making them for her every morning we get to spend together, and she did that dumb puppy thing she does where she just stares until someone figures out what she's trying to say. Usually it's 'more pancakes'. I fed them to her today, cut them up and crap. It feels really stupid now, but I mean...it seems okay with her. I was really happy, just leaning there and feeding her. >She seemed really happy, too. We just kinda sat together after that, and she said she didn't wanna go home. She asked me to join the Ninth, and everything. I'm thinking about it. Like, really thinking about it. I want to be with her all the time. I want to spend every day like this. I think she really might be made for me. Especially for me.>I'm not gonna fuck this up. She told me she loved me today, and everything. Almost. Close as I think she'll ever come, but it's not something that always needs to be said. I think I'm gonna retire or something. At least from Santa Destroy.>Christmas. This Christmas I'm gonna ask her to come with me. We can join the Seventh with Miss Marigold and do mercenary work. Neither of us'll be happy just sitting around, and we might still die, but that's alright. We can go wherever we want that way. I talked to Miss Marigold about it a little, but she already knew. I guess the blue roses in her garden turned lavender, or some weird flower crap. We're already making plans. I'm gonna talk to Eightball later, too. He's not gonna be happy, but he'll suck it up if I give him enough notice. [2/3]
>>29432128>>29432170>>29432181I still dont give a fuck about Wendy.
>>29432191>...Maybe we can get gay married. That's what Miss Baocun and Miss Marigold did, and it was really beautiful. Dad's not too happy I'm only into girls, but he's trying. I know he'd come, and he'd be really happy. And Miss Tomoe could probably give her away, too. Kong'd never go for it, but...I dunno. Maybe. Maybe just a little thing, to make it official. Give it a name. I guess that'd be...Wendy Cooldown-Tomoe? Not Wendy Cooldown-Face, that'd be fucking stupid...."...You promised," the shadowy creature warbles beside you again.Wendy. That...explains things. Probably found out about you and Midori after NECO, but then again, you had an inkling she'd know about it even without the damn cat snooping around.You promised. Yeah, you did promise, but...Well, but what? Are you going to try and talk your way out of this one, too? You broke another promise you made. One you sealed with a fucking kiss, even. You promised you were going to do things right this time.You shake your head, letting out a sigh, before looking back at the bar.It's no longer burning. Rather, the fire had left it a smoldering ruin, a charred skeleton of what had been its corpse. Completely and utterly gutted, like all burning buildings do after you let them burn themselves out.Strangely enough, it looks even more heartbreaking like this, rather than when it had only a few moments ago.What do you do now?Try to get into the bar. Maybe something's still in there.Get the beaked shadow to give Wendy a message for you. Probably...probably an apology.Other.
>>29432170>>29432181>>29432128YUS! Chance to kill the bitch!
>>29432206[x]Get the beaked shadow to give Wendy a message for you.[x]OtherCongratulate her on her excellent taste. Mami will do her good.
>>29432209>thinking we can kill people in dreamswe ain't pinky
>>29432206[X]Get the beaked shadow to give Wendy a message for you. Probably...probably an apology.
>>29432206>Get the beaked shadow to give Wendy a message for you. We need to have The Talk.And she needs to stop being a murderhobo'ing insufferable cunt.
>>29432206>[x] Try to get into the bar. Maybe something's still in there.
>>29432230>being this dumbAs if we only meet her in dreams.
I'm a hardcore Midorifag but I never wanted to hurt Wendy. I don't know how to make things right. Can we make things right?
>>29432206>Well, but what? Are you going to try and talk your way out of this one, too? You broke another promise you made. One you sealed with a fucking kiss, even. >>You promised you were going to do things right this time.That's exactly what we're trying to do.But Wendy's "Kong" is as dead as Wendy's supposed to be.
>>29432229She's talking about Murderface, not Mami. Apparently she was considering Murderface to have Mami's last name back before her name was Chiaki.
>>29432206[x]Try to get into the bar. Maybe something's still in there.
>>29432206[x]Try to get into the bar. Maybe something's still in there.Should apologize in person.
>>29432229It was probably written long before we went by Matsuda so Wnedy probably didn't know what to call us aside from murderface.
>>29432244nope. This is an undead relationship.Wendy wanted to go back to how things were, but both the people from that time and place are dead and buried.
>>29432263>>29432250Meh. Point stands.
>>29432206[X]Try to get into the bar. Maybe something's still in there.
>>29432243>being this failing at contextThe person said "time to kill her" but we're in a dream RIGHT NOW.
>>29432206>[x]Get the beaked shadow to give Wendy a message for you. Probably...probably an apology."SUCKS TO BE YOU, FAGGOT"
>>29432206[x]Get the beaked shadow to give Wendy a message for you. [x]"Yeah, I promised. But I am not Murderface no longer. If she has something to say about it we can meet up in the Real World not in another demented Dreamscape. I am sick of having Nightmares."
>>29432246>That's exactly what we're trying to do.We promised we were going to do things right this time with Wendy. How is promising that, then going on a date with another girl supposed to be "do things right this time"?
>>29432206>>29432206[X]Get the beaked shadow to give Wendy a message for you.[X]Try to get into the bar. Maybe something's still in there.We need to talk to her face to face, no dreams, no hallucinations.
>>29432206Go inside the bar. Maybe there's still some nightmare whiskey that can be salvaged. Whatever time it is in Wendy Time, it's too early to take this shit sober.
>>29432268>congratulating her for getting with Mami>note was about marrying murderface
>>29432246Oh god, can we not try to give the talk? Can we make another character do it? Letting someone down gently is not Matsuda's strong point. We did it to Iori twice and still fucked it up.
>>29432270>implying the most idiotic thingsI am that person and you should diagnose your reading skills.
>>29432206>[X]Get the beaked shadow to give Wendy a message for you. Probably...probably an apology.she really deserve better than this>>29432244we can always try anon
>>29432206Oh man - This throws wendy's death so far into shadowruns it hurts. She had a fucking mark on her back as soon as this shit started.So pinky had her murdered, and fixed her up again so she could use her for whatever, as well as try to keep her away from murderface.Alternatively, Godoka brought her back? I dont even know anymore.
>>29432299>WhatExplain to me again how this is a chance to kill someone when we're inside a dream.
>>29432295>captain obviousPoint still stands.
>>29432244Noir always ends in tears, anon.>>29432206Cat taming, puppy taming; what next?>Try to get into the bar. Maybe something's still in there.Nothing we say will help, all we can do is pick up the pieces.
>>29432312Because you need a reason to kill someone. Up until now we didn't have one for Wendy.
>>29432308Wendy write-ins confirmed that it was Pinky was the one who brought her back, not Godoka. And if I remember correctly, Wendy is part of the cult that sacrifices to Pinky.
>>29432206[x]Get the beaked shadow to give Wendy a message for you. Probably...probably an apology.
>>29432285>We promised we were going to do things right this time with Wendy.That might have been what YOU were promising. I interpreted differently.Half truths whispered in the ear of a pretty dame are damn noir.>>29432206>[X]Other."For old times sake, she gets one warning. Steer clear of the cult.The Blessed Lady's Shieldmaiden has some business with them and there's not going to be a lot left standing when she's done."Then wake up.
>>29432206>[x]Try to get into the bar. Maybe something's still in there.not sure apologizing via nightmare creatures would work.
>>29432283>Yeah, I promised. But I am not Murderface no longerBesides the double negative, not being Murderface anymore doesn't have any relevance to the promise, since we made it as Chiaki Matsuda. The promise was made by Chiaki that she would do things right, to rekindle the relationship with Wendy.That Murderface is gone is a non sequitur.
>>29432331A nightmare of our favorite bar being burned down isn't the best excuse for the murderface experience.
>>29432331Burning down an imaginary bar in a dream is a pretty flimsy motive for murder.
>>29432353>>29432354Murderface murdered without reason. At least we'd have A reason.
>>29432206>Get the beaked shadow to give Wendy a message for you.I'm not done yet. Not with the memories I'm missing, and not with her. I AM making this right.then look in the bar for some kind of symbol to keep. Probably an empty bottle of Kong.
>>29432343>I interpreted differently.And what you interpreted is wrong. Do you need Deculture spelling it out for you that your interpretation is not what Chiaki meant, what Wendy heard, and what was written?
>>29432366Having a bad reason might actually be worse than no reason, at least the latter could be blamed on mental sickness.
>>29432372[x] thisIts probably the best we can get that isn't just a shrug and a sorry.
>>29432377Well then, as QM all he has to do is ignore everything I write.Shame you don't seem to be capable of the same.
>>29432377Not to mention going all aspergers in "No you just misheard me, let me lay down THE FACTS and try to talk my way out of any wrongdoing at all because pride" is a pretty shitty way to try and let down someone broken-hearted.
>>29432206>[x]Try to get into the bar. Maybe something's still in there.
>>29432366we are not girl A anymore>>29432343basically what >>29432377 said, just because you would like that things went you can't just wish them awayalso >>29432399 is right
>>29432423That's why we need a reason.
>>29432372This. Finally a decent idea.
>>29432396>as QM all he has to do is ignore everything I write.That's the thing; he's not going to ignore you, your vote will count as Chiaki doing something stupid again, and if people don't call you out on your mistakes, the players who don't remember the events accurately will more likely than not vote alongside you and get us into a worse situation.
>>29432432The reasons don't matter- to either of them. The promise was broken, Wendy is feeling betrayed and hurt. And there's no way that Chiaki isn't going to feel responsible/blame herself for that.
>>29432452The fuck are you going on about?
>>29432423>basically what >>29432377 said, just because you would like that things went you can't just wish them awayI'm not wishing them away. We said what we said, and we knew how Wendy would probably take it.It would have been about sparing her feelings in the short term.You're acting like it's a way to wriggle off the hook, when in truth it's more like claiming a whole different set of guilt.
>>29432462Sorry, I mixed up the reason thing from what you were saying, and the broken promise argument from the other guy he replied to.
>>29432484Ah. Sorry I didn't catch that.
>>29432402of course it's all moot now.
>>29432444>When the QM agrees with what you write, it's stupid>when he agrees with what I write it's the goddamn fucking gospel
>>29432466>You're acting like it's a way to wriggle off the hookno sir I want to face the bad decisions that were made and try to fix things even though it's not going to be easy
>>29432516Decu is perfectly willing to have us do extremely stupid things and be made to face their consequences if that's the way votes go.As an example, bringing QB into Time Stop; it was a vote miscount, but still counts as showing that Decu will go with the votes, no matter how ill-advised.
>>29432530Wendy should have fainted too. Maybe have Pinky fall out of the shield from squee as well.
>>29432530Hello NiceHat, are you doing well?>>29432516the QM count the votes and wright the scene even if it is stupid but he leaves a obvious on the text which opinion he has
>>29432538>perfectly willing to have us do extremely stupid thingsevidently, given the fact that half of you seem to want to cosy up to a vicious murderous psychopath we've just broken the heart of, despite the fact that she is a clear and present danger to everyone and everything we CURRENTLY love as well as being deeply involved with a brutal murderous cult that we're about to try and exterminate.I just want you to know, I will NOT be telling you I told you so when this all ends in the inevitable blood, murder and fire which must surely follow.
>>29432583>a vicious murderous psychopath we've just broken the heart of, despite the fact that she is a clear and present danger to everyone and everything we CURRENTLY love as well as being deeply involved with a brutal murderous cult that we're about to try and exterminate.You seem to have forgotten that this is Magical Girl Noir quest. Noir.
>>29432583look at this optimistic nigga thinks we can somehow AVOID blood, murder, and fire
>>29432347>>29432312It is because she is in love with Murderface not Chiaki Matsuda. Chiaki Matsuda just happens to look like Murderface.
>>29432612There's no avoiding the blood and fire.There's just trying to prevent as much of the blood shed as being belonging to us and/or people we care about.The route you have chosen means Chiaki is likely to be loosing rather a lot of her own.
>>29432618>she is in love with Murderface not Chiaki Matsuda. Chiaki Matsuda just happens to look like Murderface.This is true, however it does not detract or change the fact that it was Chiaki Matsuda that made the promise, then promptly broke it two days later.
>>29432633Being meguca is suffering.
>>29432555>Wendy should have fainted too.Wendy is the stunned "..." reaction!
>>29432594I've forgotten nothing.You're the ones trying to cuddle up to a knifewielding maniac because you're TOO FUCKING SOFT to put her out of her fucking miserable unlife.Unless you think a pat on the head and "I'm sorry" are going to somehow magically make things right. In which case I ask you, who has truly forgotten this is noir?
>>29432618Until a month ago we were murderfaceStop acting like decades ago we decided to clean our shit up and told her about it in advanceWe are still Murderface whether we like it or not, no matter who we end up or what we do we will always be murderface That means among other things we need to keep the promises she made when we can and not act like a cunt to old friends just because they aren't your new waifuIf wendy ends up being a threat we kill her, until we see he and she pleads her case however that happens we aren't going to do shit
>>29432530Always great to see your work!
>>29432633Which was anons ignoring the heavy build up towards Midori, lots of samefagging, a whole lot of chucklefuckery and of course Waifufags who thought HURRDURR-HAREM-ENDINGEveryone who voted to make that promise was a Wendyfag shitting the quest up with no regard to prior decisions, its as easy as that.
>>29432707>Opinion dicarded.opinion retarded
>>29432677The noir part is questionable, but to fully embrace that and not give any chance to the magical girl part of the title wouldn't be fair. I think there's a chance she can be redeemed.
>>29432677>magicallyconsidering this is MAHO SHOJO! I find you choice or words funnybut a bit more serious here do you really think that acting like and jerk to her is going to improve the situation anon?
>>29432688How ducking butthurt can you be?Oh no people disagree with me! I must take this as a serious insult!Lighten the fuck up and learn to live with that fact that this runs on popular choice which was against you on that occasion
>>29432530Wahahaha.That's great Hat. Good work.
>>29432746>>29432343 was my response.Make of that what you will. But I don't think it's particuarly jerk handed. Cold, maybe, but I don't think handing out more false hope is doing either party any good.
>>29432688Yes, I'm not disagreeing with the points you made there.But what does that have to do with the specific argument of the chain of posts you are replying to? Namely whether the fact that we are no longer Murderface should have any relevance to the promise we made as Chiaki Matsuda.
>>29432372So much this.
>>29432765A-fucking-men. People need to take being outvoted less seriously and stop being such a threadshitting crybaby. For example I think Midori's a shit but I don't bitch about it every time she comes up.
>>29432793A-fucking-men indeed, anon
>>29432779very well anon but still disagree with you and think she is redeemable and shall vote for this optionI don't want to give her false hope, but truly make it work>>29432793true anonit also seems that we share a opinion here
>>29432845>I don't want to give her false hope, but truly make it workso... your plan is to make it work by... what? Doing exactly the same thing to Midori?
>>29432845>namefagging for no reason
>>29432861We can START by actually talking to her when we aren't in the middle of a mission.
>>29432786>"Hey you totally different person that doesnt remember nor has any affiliation with me other than me stabbing her twice in her dream! Promise me you won`t hurt me will love me this time!">"Sure."You see now what I am getting at?
>>29432861Oh god, that's exactly what's going to happen, isn't it? The chucklefucks are going to run us right at Wendy, fuck off MIdori and in the end we'll wind up with nobody because we're ALL dipshits.
>>29432878That's going to be rather difficult if she doesn't leave the Cult because we're going to fucking exterminate every last one of the motherfuckers.
>>29432882You're catching on now.
>>29432877PrinnyAnon has been in these threads for a while and you're JUST now complaining?
>>29432882And those are probably the same people who make the retarded votes and when called out on it go "WELL YOU ARE JUST BUTTHURT BECAUSE YOUR VOTE DIDNT WIN!"
>>29432896I have to say he's like, the shittiest namefag I've ever seen.Its like he actively detracts from threads he posts in. He's that bad.
>>29432877leave him alone, dood. He/She/It's been around for a while already, dood.
>>29432765>Oh no people disagree with me! I must take this as a serious insult!Wow. You completly missed to point. Congrats.
>>29432861talking and not being extremely cold or a jerk can do magical thighs anon>>29432880a exaggerating does wonderful things to back up an argument, doesn't it anon
>>29432947>magical thighsDoes midorin have those?
>>29432947I'd do Midori's magical thighs. I bet they're nice and soft, like pillows.
>>29432908How about not derailing the thread into a posterquality shitstorm?Personally, I see an opportunity in being nice to Wendy.I mean, being a two-timing chucklefuck is a great plotpoint.Especially If one of our love-interests happens to have a shitload of treason_flags
>>29432947>magical thighsthat works too
>>29432880Except that we're the one that made the promise with no prompting from Wendy. Sure, if things had occurred as you implied, you'd have a point.But all Wendy said was that she and Murderface had a relationship, it ended when Wendy died, and that she promised that she wouldn't reveal too much about what happened to Malal.Chiaki promising to rekindle their relationship was all the fault of the players; it wasn't even an option but a write-in.
>>29432947Except there is nothing exaggerated about that. This is pretty much how it went with Wendy, thanks to Wendy & Waifufags.
>>29432947>talking and not being extremely cold or a jerk can do magical thighs anonYou're remembering that Wendy was together with Murderface, right?Being extremely cold and a jerk was well... kind of her thing.The worst thing is I can kind of see where the Wendyfags are coming from. Yes, I feel guilty as shit about what we said. Yes I feel sorry for her.But I still deeply feel that the "right" course of action has to be a bullet to the head unless she leaves the cult.
Okay guys. We can still salvage this, seriously.If you'll remember, Wendy both enjoys the fuck out of MMxMM, and is open to threesomes if she's loved by both other parties equally, or something. And she probably doesn't know that Midorin is Green Green. She probably doesn't know who she is at all, in fact.All we have to do is get Midorin and Wendy to fall in love or something, and things'll sort themselves out naturally. Either we get our Watermelon, or they run off together without us and we can get Pinky all to ourselves. Either way we ultimately win.
>>29432990>But I still deeply feel that the "right" course of action has to be a bullet to the head unless she leaves the cult.She can't, not yet.She's not there because she wants to be, she's there because she's trying to drag someone else (probably Amber) out of the cult.
>>29433006Okay. How do we get to that point genius
>>29432990You missed the christmas thread didn't you?The only reason she is in it is amber is in there and she is trying to get her the fuck out. She said as much right there
>>29432961>>29432962>>29432968damn you auto-corrector! >>29432919>>29432963thanks anons!>>29432908good to see people like me dood>>29432990the Q&A thread implied that she is actually trying to do some thing and that if she could she would leave the cult
>>29433035I dunno, get Wendy to be open to actually getting to know Midori by telling her that she's Green Green? Wendy basically being Murder Mayumi IRL will probably help things along, too.
>>29433037>You missed the christmas thread didn't you?Nope.But Chiaki did.We don't know that shit In Character you dipshits. But we might have found out if we'd asked her to leave the cult.
>>29433006inb4 pinky kills off everyone else anyways
>>29433060at this rate we'll be dead before the end of this arc.
>>29433054Does Chiaki even know about the cult?
>>29433017Am I the only one who thinks that the person she's trying to save is Murderface, and Wendy is only in the cult because it, somefuckinghow, will make things easier for us down the road?
>>29433077Reasonably sure it hasn't come up to her yet.
>>29433054You weren't talking about in character knowledge since we don't actually know on character wendyia even in the cult dipshit
>>29433079No, I'm pretty sure she specified that the person was actually IN the cult...
>>29433086Didn't we fight a fuckload of their cultists in front of a sold out idol concert?
>>29432896>>29432919>>29432947>>29433051There's still no reason for him to be namefagging. I hate to bring up posting etiquitte and site culture, but c'mon. If you're namefagging just to be different or just to be non-anonymous, don't.
>>29433099It's every anon's choice if he wants to be anon or emerge from the sea.Leave him alone.
>>29432972Perhaps you need to re-read Thread 123, because I went back through it, and didn't see anything like what you are describing.>>29433098No, because the Prophet and her group actually denounced publicly that the Blessed Lady is a lie and that Chiaki, as the Shieldmaiden, must be stopped in order to protect the world.It's ironic that we are about to purge the very people who would be our greatest allies in rooting out the Cult.
>>29433086>You weren't talking about in character knowledge since we don't actually know on character wendyia even in the cult dipshitAlso, she was kind of raised from the dead by Pinky.It's a blessed lady cult.it's not a complicated chain of deductions.
>>29433098Yeah but they weren't going "hey you know your old girlfriend who died and was resurrected and has been visiting you in your dreams? Totally our top member real grade A cultist" we only got bullshit about our being dangerous and then stopping our evil plots
If this is our dream as much as it is Wendy's, why don't we start controlling it?
>>29433090Re-reading the recap, you're probably right. I just remembered Wendy calling the person she was trying to save a dumbfuck and thought it was us.>>Do you want to get back together with Chiaki? Would you leave the church for her?>...It's not a good idea right now. I'm there for a reason.>>You really don't sound like the religious type though. What could it be I wonder~? Is there more love hidden there? Are you protecting someone you care about in the organization?>...Yeah. I can't leave until I bail someone out. Someone who's a complete, deluded dumbfuck.
>>29432233 >>29432255 >>29432372You turn towards the beaked shadow-thing again. No, you're not completely sure if it'll actually work, but still you ask it if it could possibly give Wendy a message from you. Whenever she shows up, or something.The creature looks up at you, still squawking its heart out, but nods after a few moments, as if finally understanding what you were trying to say. You nod in return, before taking a moment of your own to collect your thoughts. This isn't something you do all that often - and whenever you try, it usually ends up completely fucked - so you'd like to get it right this time, at least.You close your eyes for a moment, before opening them as you start speaking. The half-bird, half-shadow creature falling silent as it listens to your every word. Granted, you can't see its face, but you feel reassured that whatever you're saying to it will reach Wendy's ears sooner or later.When you finish, the creature nods again, before shakily getting up to its feet and staggering away. Leaving you alone with the burned-out husk of Charles' bar....It wasn't much of an apology. You doubt it'd make up for everything, or even start to make the girl feel better. But you tried your best, and that's all anyone can ask of you.You're still trying to make it right. You're not finished with her yet, or everything else. Not by a long shot.You give the bird creature one last look, before turning back and walking towards the destroyed bar.[1/2]
>>29433154It isn't something Chiaki has deduced nor even thought aboutShe has had no reason to consider that train of thought so trying to say we know of her involvement is meta knowledge
>>29433150>It's ironic that we are about to purge the very people who would be our greatest allies in rooting out the Cult.Well, not really.They're trying to murder us.>>29433163>If this is our dream as much as it is Wendy'sIt's not. We're only as lucid as we are because Wendy is here.
>>29433120Yes, and nine years of 4channing has taught me that the overwhelming majority of people who name/trip for its own sake are faggots. Either you need to prevent confusion or are assuming a persona (Like Deculture or Chesnokov), or you want to be a special snowflake on a forced-anonymous board. The former is necessary, the latter is ego tripping.
>>29433179It takes two kicks to break your way in, the wooden door seemingly fused shut with its frame. You freeze for a second as the entire thing creaks, but thankfully the entire place doesn't seem to be in the mood to crash down around you just yet.The bar is...well, it's just as burnt inside as it is outside. It's a charred, sooty mess, but surprisingly without the twisted, blackened corpses you were expecting. The only thing in the place that's not been roasted to a crisp is the bartop, with one specific spot on the teak that's practically untouched by the flames. And there's something sitting on that spot - some sort of book, hardbound in black leather, the size of a wallet or a playing card.You step into the bar, making a beeline for the book. Each footstep making the floorboards underneath you creak and groan and crack. You ignore this as you pick up the book from the ruined bar top, examining it....It's got KONG embossed in golden print on the cover, in neat block script. You blink at this, before opening it and leafing through its pages.Huh. Empty, except for a handwritten note at the very first page.> 'Think of a journal as fuckup insurance. Even regular jackoffs forget things, sometimes. Don't beat yourself up too much for it, just try to fix whatever it is.'It's signed by two initials - W.C.A journal? Wendy left you a journal? Here?That's...hnh. Well, this'd definitely be handy, and you were thinking of getting one yourself, but you didn't quite expect this. Not after what happened....Or maybe she was planning to give it to you? Before...everything, anyway.You have the sinking feeling that it's the latter, but you've no time to contemplate it, as the bar suddenly shakes, before crashing down on you in one crushing, crunching collapse.Making everything go dark once more.[2/3]
>>29433178Fits Amber just as well if not better>>29433163Chiaki never seemed to go for that, it was mor Wendy's area of expertiseAnd this is her subconscious speaking right now
>>29433189It's the Prophet's group that's trying to murder us. We still don't even know what the actual Cult is doing other than listening to Pinky, but I'm willing to bet they'd want to make use of us if anything, so maybe we could actually solve a problem just by getting the two against each other somehow.
>>29433198>> 'Think of a journal as fuckup insurance. Even regular jackoffs forget things, sometimes. Don't beat yourself up too much for it, just try to fix whatever it is.'Wendy ;_;
>>29433198wendyyyyywatermelon or death.
>>29433198You open your eyes to a completely new scene for the second time - but in this instance, only one of your eyes are cooperating, the other swollen shut, throbbing in its socket with a dull ache. Joining the many others all over your body as you start to realize that you've woken up for real this time, no longer in a dream."Finally." You hear someone say beside you, their words preceded by what sounds like bones grinding together. "Thought you were going to take the rest of the fucking day off, Murderface."You turn to look at the source of the voice. ...Yep, it's Sayaka, alright. You didn't know who you were expecting.And...she's smoking? Yeah, that's definitely cigarette smoke you smell, and that's definitely a lit cigarette between her fingers.You watch as she takes another pull from the stick, and it's here that you notice that her cape's missing. Giving you an unobstructed view of her back and shoulders - which look eerily similar to yours. In terms of scar tissue here and there, anyway.You're about to ask where it went, before realizing that it's actually draped over you, like some sort of blanket."Well? Are you going to take a longer nap or what?" Sayaka glances over you, her left cheek bruised, swelling up something fierce. "Because from how you were snoring, it sounded like you needed it." How do you respond?
>>29433181Surely by virtue of us having mentioned it, it has crossed her mind?Just saying man, it's not a really complicated leap.>>29433215Seems unlikely. If we don't end the world, Pinky will, or at least that's what I've gathered.So, in a sense they're absolutely right. We ARE going to end the world. Only somehow it'll be the lesser of two evils.
>>29433198;_;Why is she such a good girl?
>>29433240Hug the cape closer."I'm ruined for marriage."
>>29433240>Sayaka woke up firstSasuga healer I guess.[x] Boast
>>29433240[X] Deadpan: "Five more minutes."
>>29433251you mean aside from the whole murderous psycopath thing?I mean, not that i'm judging since we are one as well.
>>29433240I'm fine, but let's take advantage of me being injured.>pull out Kirika and have a talk.
>>29433240[X]nah I'm good now
>>29433240[x] Light me a cigarette already.
>>29433240>>29433255Seconding this, in monotone.
>>29433240"Regeneration is bullshit, I totally beat your ass."
>>29433240>How do you respond?[X] "Fucking bullshit regen hax"
>>29433255[X] 100 times thisOtherwise ask her whether it was as good for her as it was for us and if we could make this a regular thing
>>29433240"Did you take my cigs?"
>>29433240[X] "Yeah, I needed it. Thanks." Smile at her. "You got knocked the fuck out"
>>29433240[x]>You should be embarassed, you knowWait till she starts talkig shit about the fight and then>You think you're better than me?>Oh no, I have issues bawwwThen stareSay "no, fuck you" the moment she starts saying It
>>29433240[X]"I need a cig... how are you?"
>>29433240"Does Kyoko know you have a glass chin?"
>>29433240>>29433278>if we could make this a regular thingThis. We need to fight more.Maybe have a spar with Kyoko sometime? That could be fun. Kyoko would destroy us. If Sayaka is smart she'll go for it so she can laugh at us.
>>29433240'didn't know you smoked but any way I will go try to have a talk with Kirika want me give a message?''also totally beat you'
"Is there something you need to tell me about, Rank Leader, because there's no fucking way that should have ended like that....You got a bun in the oven or something?"
>>29433240[x]"Spare me the talk about my fighting being shit"
>>29433240> "Sayaka what are you doing up? you need to rest more after that beating you took"
>>29433240[x] "I refuse to believe that I snore. And fine, I'm up. Heal yourself up first. Now's a good time for me to talk with Kirika; if I'm already bruised and beaten all over, the less damage she can do if she takes control."
>>29433240[x] second >>29433285Can I get one of those?
>>29433265>>29433255These two in order
>>29433240call for medical personnel or just go to the infirmary .>>29433255what a shitty suggestionI'm not surprised it's getting so much support
>>29433240"When have i ever had enough sleep that i wouldn't need it now? How long have you been awake?"Lit a cigaratte yourself if you can manage.
>>29433337>>>29433255>what a shitty suggestion>I'm not surprised it's getting so much supporttruly, these are the darkest of days.
>>29433240"The Girl in the Chainaxes has a keen sense of humor."
>>29433240"Mind calling me a doc or something? Not everybody heals like you."
>>29433240>>29433255[x]ThisBut also add: [x]"So you are one of those weird people who like to look at sleeping people`s faces, huh..?"
>>29433337uh oh! the fun police are here!
>>29433337>what a shitty suggestionWell... it's a shitty joke without any context for it, but it surely can't lead to anything bad other than getting a glare from Sayaka
>>29433240>>29433255Truly we no longer know no bounds if we're already messing with Sayaka. THINK OF KYOBRO!
Oh, lol, she broke our nose, didn't she?Some of these are going to come out hilarious.
>>29433369Sayaka can heal others too.
>>29433377At the start of the fight she seriously thought we were going to kill her. I don't think there's any combination of english words we could string together and say that would worsen our relationship right now.
[x] Whoever is in change of the security tape, I want that on bluray.
>>29433395Yeah, but that takes magic and means that her Soul Gem darkens. And while she's got an extremely high-speed and high-efficiency self-heal, I don't know if that same high-efficiency extends to when she's healing others.Also, as some others pointed out, right now when we are physically not at our best could be a good time to speak with Kirika. If she does end up taking control for a few seconds, it'll be of a broken, noodly-armed Chiaki, and not one that's physically at 100%.
>>29433395Yeah, but we aren't going to waste our winnings (she "has to do what we say") on a mere healing. I have no idea what we even want from this, but I want to be able to lord it over her for at least a few days if not weeks.
>>29433240[x] "I've run out of ways to describe what being punched feels like."
"Hmmm. We did less structural damage than I expected."
>>29433419We haven't seen much grief seed scarcity.>>29433421Good point.
>>29433402>I don't think there's any combination of english words we could string together and say that would worsen our relationship right now."I am going to have sex with Kyouko and Mami in front of you, because I am the Warmaster."
>>29433442>And also better than you
>>29433240so, got everything out of your system yet or do you need to get a few more punches in?
>>29433441>We haven't seen much grief seed scarcity.No, but just because she's our Equerry and can requisition as many as she needs, doesn't mean we should just throw them around like an 80's Japanese executive with an expense account. We should really take a look at Grief Seed harvesting reports, and see if there's any trends we should be aware of.
>>29433442I get what you're saying, but I just have a difficult time imagining having sex with Mami ever being a bad thing.
>>29433376it's a shitty suggestion that is getting a lot of support, MGNQ has a track record of people jumping along retarded suggestions. Note, I didn't oppose nor support it, I know it probably has no bearing further down the quest. Might even make Sayaka laugh.It just shows you what kind of a Player base this is, which goes for the most out of character, improper suggestions because they are lolfunnyrandomb.
>>29433536Ever heard of lightening the mood?Chiaki isn't so socially retarded she wouldn't at least try to start things off on a better tone than "so get all that bitchiness out of your system ready for me to fill it right the fuck back up?"Whether it works or not is entirely another matter
>>29433510>>29433427How can "sexy" so be contained in one single girl?>>29433536Chiaki does make jokes from time to time. This is up to par for hers.Of course, doing it after fighting with Sayaka might tell her this was all a joke for us, and we didn't do it seriously. Cue her hating us, and just when we got some respect out of her.
>>29433530Still not seeing an issue
>>29433536Pouring whiskey, cooking pancakes to console myself.
>>29433565She's the embodiment of sexy.
I don't even think the line has to have sexual connotations to work. She just beat us ugly.
>>29433627We were the last one standing. That has to count for something.Also we need to snatch that cigarette off her. That shit's going to kill her.
>>29433304 >>29433257these. stop trying to be cool Sayaka, you still got knocked the fuck out
I don't get why nobody said "I didn't know you smoked"
>>29433682one smoke in an unusual situation doesnt make one a smoker.
>>29433730Well I don't think she bought her cigs in this particular training room and I don't remember sharing one with her
>>29433753Which means she stole our fucking cigs.
>>29433753She probably took them off of our unconscious body.
>>29433593I bet she gives great head
>>29433265 >>29433255You narrow your eyes at Sayaka. ...You were hoping to wake up first, to be in a better position to boast about knocking the fuck out of her - but it's not like you didn't expect her super regenerator bullshit to come up and make a mess out of everything.So you do the next best thing, in your opinion. You grab fistfuls of your cape-blanket and drag it up to your chin, before grumbling that you're now ruined for marriage - just as she takes another pull from her cigarette.The sudden rash of coughing and hacking and wheezing that came directly afterwards never sounded so righteous, nor so vindictive. The sudden flat-handed slap over your forehead - the heel of her gloved hand pressing against the bridge of your broken nose - feels less than righteous, and it's with an irritated grunt that you try to pull your face away from it. Sayaka seems to hold on, however, with a grip of iron that you're not exactly eager to test."Stay still, idiot." That grinding noise again. "I was waiting for you to wake up so I could heal your ugly face. I did all what I could with the other big ones, but the small stuff you'll have to let your own body heal on its own." She grunts....Ah. Well. That's...nice of her, actually. For someone who'd been doing their level best to kill you earlier, anyway.Couldn't she have at least fixed your nose while you were sleeping? You can feel it getting better, sure, but it's still throbbing painfully, like your swollen eye."Probably could've." Sayaka murmurs after a moment. "But it's more painful this way."...Bitch."Fuckface."A moment of what passes for comfortable - or at least, relaxed - silence between the both of you, and it's here that she pulls her hand away. Your eye not as swollen anymore, able to actually open and close this time. Your nose isn't feeling like it's filled with broken glass anymore, too.[1/2]
>>29433906"Thank you, Sayaka," the Eversor suddenly says, in a rough and disturbingly accurate mockery of your own voice. "Thank you for healing my stupid, ugly face, and kicking my stupid, ugly ass. Oh, and sorry for suddenly going batshit insane and attacking you with a fucking chainaxe in the middle of training."...Well. You were going to say all those things yourself - except for the part about her kicking your ass - but since she already did, you're probably not going to bother, now.Any chance of her letting you bum a smoke off her, though? Seeing as you won and all."Figured you wouldn't. And yeah, I figured that too." She takes what looks like a pack of cigarettes from her lap - one that you recognize as your own - and taps out a stick from it on her wrist. "And technically, I won. You just got lucky." Sayaka reaches out to place the cigarette between your lips, before lighting it with a zippo - which, again, is your own. You take a few grateful puffs nonetheless, closing your eyes and letting the soothing smoke calm your frayed nerves. "Fucking lucky punch, that was all that was. I'd have taken your head off if it weren't for that."How do you respond?Tease her about losing to a Vindicare.Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.Ask about her sword. Is it fucked?Other.
>>29433931>[x] Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.[x] Ask about her sword. Is it fucked?
>>29433931[x]Ask about her sword. Is it fucked?Better not be.
>>29433931>[X]Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.>[X]Ask about her sword. Is it fucked?
>>29433931>[x]Ask about her sword. Is it fucked?>[x]And yes, there are spirits in those golden weapons.
>>29433931[X]Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.[X]Ask about her sword. Is it fucked?
>>29433931>Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.>Ask about her sword. Is it fucked?
>>29433931>[x] Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.>[x] Ask about her sword. Is it fucked?
>>29433931>Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.And that's why I'm the only one that should be wielding them.Normal people would get FUCKED.
>>29433931[X]Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.[X]Ask about her sword. Is it fucked?"Oh, and the axe spirit says hi."
>>29433931>Tease her about losing to a Vindicare.then>Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.
>>29433906>...bitch>"fuckface"...with apologies to Bill Watterson, it's shameless the way they flirt.
>>29433931[x]Mock the shit out of herYou may add a single "sorry, I blame the weapons"
>>29433530Oh christ, that fucking doujin.
>>29433931>[X]Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.We've had our fun, time for the healing to begin.
>>29433931>[x]Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.>[x]Ask about her sword. Is it fucked?>[x]Other: Do you feel up to restraining me when I go try to talk with Kirika?Apologize, because it's been implied that our amnesia has done exactly what we did before, and it was the equivalent of prank-calling a bomb threat to the Boston Marathon.Second thing because it IS a nice sword and it'd be a shame if it's fucked.Third thing we may as well get this done now when we have 2 of the 3 other Golden Weapons willing to play ball with us.
>>29433931>Tease her about losing to a Vindicare.technically, she lost to a Warmaster. And one wielding a golden weapon, no less. And at best it was only marginal, AND she got up first.By any reasonable measure, she won.>>29433931>[X]Other."As long as we're having this comfortable moment... time to talk about Oriko and Kyoko?"
>>29433931>[X]Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.>[X]Ask about her sword. Is it fucked?>[X]Talk about Oriko, Kiriha and Kyoko.
>>29433931[x] I just knocked you out in your own game.Now when I say that I can kill from a distance you can't say "nu-uh, I'd close the distance and kick your ass"Miss glasscannonAnd destroying your weapon in the middle of a fight? What a newbie
>>29433931>[x] Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.>[x] "So remember that thing about weapon ghosts? This one really explains a lot about Kharn.">[x] Tease her about losing to a Vindicare. It's surprising that such noodly arms could get lucky enough to knock out big bad rank leader Blueberry.
>>29433931They're even having a cigarette after their hatesex.
>>29434020>By any reasonable measure, she won.and even admitting this doesn't mean we're not taking that CCTV footage, trimming it down to the bit where the girl with the noodly arms wrecks an Eversor Rank Leader with one punch, and then leaking it to the Press at some far flung future date after we "retire" and Sayaka becomes Warmaster.
Slow poke anon here, what if we re-enact that wedding with Callidus magic and have Kong wedded to Wendy but Chiaki in the audience or as the maiden of honor? Then we can walk away from it. It will send the right message. Unless we go threesome (make that four).
>>29433931[x]Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.Time to give her the full skinny about the golden weps. Not to pass blame, just because she needs to know."And bull-fucking-shit you won. There was at least 10 seconds before we went down where you were at our mercy where we COULD have done anything. Sure, you got up first, but that doesn't matter."
I think this has generally worked well to keep Sayaka sane in the long run, we're helping Kyoko!
>>29433931>[x]Tease her about losing to a Vindicare.She's just too much of a bad loser.
>>29433931After we finish talking with her[x] Pry axes out of ceiling.
>>29434078Okay plan b.We get Sayaka out of the picture and instead hook up Oriko with Kyouko.This way, we can acquire a helper that can actually see a punch when It's coming.
>>29434106Can we reach the ceiling?
>>29433931[X] Tease her for losing to a Vindi[X] Apologize for attacking her for real[X] Ask if the sword is still fucked
>>29433931Apologize for attacking her for real.Ask if her sword if fucked
>>29433931>[X]Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.>[X]Ask about her sword. Is it fucked?We should probably suggest not training with the golden weapons in future. At least we didn't go with the golden sword.
>>29433931>Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.>Ask about her sword. Is it fucked?>Tease her about losing to a Vindicare.In that order. Bring it up, slide it across, bring it down.
>>29434159It's Wendy's nickname for us
>>29434138No no no.We just got a super valuable information. We have to work with Not-Strength more and tell her to corrupt us as hard as she can.Once we're immune, we can safely wield Kirika
>>29433931>Apologize about attacking her, for real this time.>Tease her about losing to a Vindicare.
>>29434159Giant monkey that kidnaps wenches and throws barrels at people.
>>29434185We don't know if corruption resistance is shared between weapons. Worth finding out though.
>>29434138Naw. This is useful in two ways. First is that we learn about the GW in a controlled setting. If we had tried this is Kirika in the field thinking she was safe because she didn't rage at us, everyone would be dead. Second is that Sayaka is a good instructor. If we don't devolve the training into a bitchfest, we could get really good with weapons that we can actually train with, like Yuu.If Sayaka is up to it, we need to do this again. But maybe at a bit lower intensity next time, when Yuu is back in action.
>>29434243Yuu could probably just teach us how to fight herself.
>>29434243This, this is good. We now know that even the procedure does not prevent the full body hijack, and that we need more practice with the weapons.
>>29434267Yuu seems to me like one of those people who fights without thinking, which would make her a bad teacher. Also, that would deny us quality time with our Blueberry.
>>29434243Think she can manifest in front of other people? You know, just to prove we're not going crazy? Unless all of it really is just our imagination.>>29434267As some kind of ghost coach?>kick, punch, it's all in the mind
>>29434243>If Sayaka is up to it, we need to do this again. But maybe at a bit lower intensity next time, when Yuu is back in action.I think not. There's no such thing as low intensity combat. Next time training will be the Kirikatana. Prepare your anus.
>>29434267This is actually a good point. We would end up having Yuu corrects our posture before Sayaka can even say anything. Just need to schedule some alone time with Yuu in the Gym and we should be good.>>29434298Yuu had a master. She didn't just pick up her skill naturally.
>>29434367That master might still be alive actually. In the Q&A she mentioned never being able to return to him so she could learn his ultimate move.
>>29434408Unless Decu was teasing, her teacher was Roshi. I think it was implied that he was dead.
>>29434298>>29434367>>29434299Actually, this is a good idea. Whether or not Sallaka can see her, having Yuu help us WHILE Sallaka is training us might just be worthwhile.>>29434408No. Master Roshi does not need to show up. Yes, that's Yuu's master.
>>29434408>his ultimate move>Yuu's ultimate form is a four armed beastYuu's master is Asura.
>>29434487What would be wrong with Roshi showing up? The whole DB canon can be thrown out by all others being dead. I kind of agree though, it would probably take away from the main plot.
>>29434498The four arms are a golden weapon super move, she was going to learn the Kamehameha.Of course, what this really means is that if we took her to see her old master she could probably use four arms to fire two at once.
>>29434545Oh God...are we there already?
>>29433931You know we should have said something like. "You know. This may be the best way to get stress out. We get pissed at each other go into the training room then beat the shit out of each other. Lets do it again later."Dear lord these girls need to beat the shit out of each other more.
>>29433956 >>29433963 >>29433974You hold off from biting back at Sayaka's somewhat halfhearted barb, opting to instead enjoy your cigarette in silence, and letting her enjoy hers in peace. ...If you're honest, you're a bit glad this happened, and in this way. Sure, the both of you very nearly killed each other, and you're pretty sure things will start hurt much more the morning after, but it's nice to finally to be able to clear the air between you and the blue-haired Eversor. Winning - and being able to lord it over her - was just a bonus. A big, juicy, fat bonus.You're savvy enough to know that it's not exactly the time for that, though, and after a few more puffs, you work up enough gumption to apologize for real. About attacking Sayaka during training. Yeah, the repetitive exercises were getting boring, but you knew what they were for. You didn't just attack her because you were bored, or anything like that. It was--"--the ghost inside the Golden Weapon? That's what you were going to say, right?" Sayaka interrupts you again, and you nod here, expecting her to snort in disbelief and call you names again. What you get instead is silence, a contemplative one, before a grunt that sounded much like begrudging acceptance."...I'll buy it. I still think it's bullshit, but...I'll believe it." You hear her pull a deep breath in, before tapping out another cigarette from your pack. ...Is she chain-smoking? "I figured it wasn't you, you know. When you charged me. It felt like you were playing around, doing crazy shit for laughs. Reminded me of Kharn, in fact. Crazy bitch."Then why the hell did she get that mad, then? You find yourself asking incredulously. What was that breakthrough about? Beating you like a drum? Going for the decapitation no less than four times?[1/2]
>>29434593Waiting for Decu to break the scale and go 11.
>>29434760[x] Also we know why Kharn is so crazy now.
>>29434760"...Let's just say I got carried away, alright? I needed to let out some steam, too. I figured, hey, if you're going berserk with your golden shit, then that means I could cut loose a bit, get some stuff that's making my job hard to do out of my system." She shrugs her bared shoulders, here. "Also, if you were indeed going absolutely batshit insane, at least you'll be with someone who can take you out if it comes to that."Right. Like how she took you out by getting knocked out first, earlier."I did say I got carried away. That's not going to happen again, now that I know what kind of boost you actually get." Sayaka smiles. "I got your number, Murderface."You shake your head at this, before glancing up towards the ceiling, where the golden chainaxes remain embedded. The harsh fluorescent lighting overhead making them glow....Huh. Speaking of weapons, what about her sword? Is it fucked?"You try blocking two demonic chainaxes with a sword, see how it turns out." Sayaka snaps at you, and it's here that you realize that she'd been talking all this time with a broken jaw. That was where the grinding noise was coming from. "Yeah, it's pretty fucked. I can get it fixed in time for our op, though, no problem." It's here that she looks - and sounds - a bit hesitant. "...Yeah, no problem at all."How do you react?So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.Remind her about the match stipulation. Loser does whatever the winner wants.
>>2943478411 - Every other quest on /tg/ is playing into the narrative I have created. Everything is MGNQ, and MGNQ is everything. Keikaku doori.
>>29434784But I don't think the local galactic super cluster could take that...
>>29434784I personally think the scale is broken, it's supposed to be a percentage.We haven't reached one tenth of a full Decu yet.
>>29434802>[x]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.>[x]otherA way we can help with the weapon?
>>29434802[x]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.You're the Equerry, do something.
>>29434802[x] We should do this again sometime.
>>29434802>[x]So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?>[x]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.No need to mention the winning condition, she knows.
>>29434802>Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.How are we gonna do this without breaking Kyoko's heart?
>>29434802>[x]So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?>[x]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.
>>29434802>[X]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.>[X]Remind her about the match stipulation. Loser does whatever the winner wants."And I want you to go and handle this issue with Kyouko as delicately as you can. No putting it off."
>>29434848Such a dumb movie. The ending really destroyed it.
>>29434802[x]So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?[x]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.
>>29434802[X]So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?[X]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.what is she hesitant about?
>>29434802[x]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.We need to get this resolved first.
>>29434802>[x]So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?>[x]Remind her about the match stipulation. Loser does whatever the winner wants."I want you to take three days of paid vacation to wear a maid costume and do whatever kyuko wants you to do."
>>29434802[X] so this a one time thing or we can make it a regular thing? Because honestly we both needed this and it actually felt quite good, also it would help us working together if we don't get to that point hatred again...Just don't tell Lyouko or she would be in here wanting to fight as well and she would obliterate me
>>29434802[ x ]So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?With all the ups and downs, it was still a better practice than we could ever hope for.did anyone else's captcha jot got much more retarted than it already was?
>>29434802[x]So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?[x]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.[x]sorry about your sword
>>29434802>So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?>Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.
>>29434802>[x]So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?
>>29434802>[X]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.But carefully. We don't want to suddenly say to Sayaka that we're going to try killing Kyoko's friend. Just find out a bit about their relationship and perhaps mention that she may be a bit of trouble later on.possibly>[X]So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?as well if we have time.
>>29434878If we do bring up the crazy bet, having her spend some time serving Kyoko would be a good idea.
>>29434802>So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?
>>29434802[x]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.Might as well get it started now
>>29434878[x] I like it. This would be perfect.
>>29434925"Now that I've got you pinned down, Kyouko, I'm going to do all the lewd things to you. There's no escape this time."
>>29434802[X]So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?[X]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.Also for the next OP we should totally bring the axes. It's rare that Chaki gets a chance to go full "KILL! MAIM! BURN!." and would be a good chance to get some points.
>>29434802>[x]So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?>[x]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.We'd better get another shot at this, because I'm still certain we're gonna need to learn how to katana eventually, and training/sparring with Sayaka seems like the best situation for that in more ways than one.
>>29434943Is it wrong that I see them actually doing this? Frequently?
>>29434878We need Kyouko to know that Oriko is the Prophet so that she won't blindly accept an invitation for tea from her and get herself captured or killed. We don't know when the Prophet's group is going to attack again, and next time she's likely to go after Kyouko.So we need Sayaka to come up with how we're going to break this news to Kyouko.
>>29434962[X] Jesus christ, talking with a broken jaw?Someone get our equerry a fucking medic. Why hasn't she patched herself up yet? Have we got any Grief Seeds on us?
>>29434974When you don't die when killed, it's just another kind of dominance play.
>>29434795She DID become more sane when she stopped using the axes.
>>29434802>Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.While we're recovering.>So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?Sounds like the right question for parting ways.
>>29434863Nigga you dumb
>>29435015Oops, forgot to clear the name from last time I posted a thread.
>>29434802[X] I have a guy for that. Well, an imouto-chan. Misaka can probably fix it. [X] So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?Also, White Rock Shooter when?
>>29435032Sure thing, racist. I'm dumb and not the guy using skincolour as an insult.
>>29434802>[x]So is this a one-time thing or can we do this again?>[x]Breach the subject about Kyoko and Oriko.>>29434863I dunno, most people, including the author, thought the movie ending was better than the book ending. It's a silly story, though, no question.
>>29435075Never read the book. Sounds bad when the book is considered worse than the movie.
>>29435071how's that white guilt treating you
>>29434802Sayaka healed us first instead of taking care of her own broken jaw. She's low on magic and took care of us first.I want to show Sayaka some love and appreciation. She's not really such a bitch.
>>29435071you're hella defensive considering you're both anon.
>>29435124But if you're anon and I'm anon and he's anon, THEN WHO IS FLYING THIS PLANE?
>>29435071Nigga you really dumb
>>29435128Pol is invading.
>>29435112>She's not really such a bitch.She worked us over pretty good.But it's bad form to murder your Warmaster, even accidently if she comes at you with a Golden Chainaxe.
>>29435138We all are anon. We all are.
>>29435128>>29435145What the fuck does /pol/ have to do with anything here?
>>29435110I don't give a fuck about their suffering. I just don't think that I'm worth more than them. Just luckier.You are NOT of more worth than anyone else. How's that misguided superiority complex serving you?>>29435139>>>/pol/
>>29435112of course she is not a bitch, Sayaka is JUSTICE!
>>29435170Wow, you are seriously this butthurt about being called a nigger?How fucking new are you?
>>29435071nigga who stuck that stick up u're ass
>>29435170pretty well actuallyi'm not the one who's mad
Help, I need a mod.
>>29435171cut out the first panel, hardly anyone talks about actual news on /pol/ anymoreadd something about jews, then the picture is completely accurate
>>29435195No? If I were mad I'd have left.>>29435202>>29435201>>>/pol/
>>29435170>>29435249You are just shitposting now, cut it out.
>>29435249>>29435195>>29435201>>29435202All of you fucking leave and stop shit spaming the thread.
>>29435109Just the ending. The book itself was kind of neat, though like everything Palahniuk writes, fans tend to treat it as if it's profound, when it's really not.Basically, if you don't go into it expecting it to be amazing, it's a fun read. Which is true for pretty much all of his stuff. That said, he's a fan of gross-out humor, so unless you are okay with stories about people getting their jaws shot off with shotguns or their intestines sucked out of their anus', you might want to stay away.
>>29434848Should I watch it? I've yet to see it in my 25 years of living.
>>29435309>>29435281No.>>29435305Eh. Doesn't sound interesting at all.
>>29435071Lurk more newfag.
>>29435333Then don't read it. I hope you enjoy your day anyway.>>29435309It's a fun movie, though you might be a little too mature for its charms by now. I think it's more aimed at high school boys than any other demographic, but it's got Ed Norton and Helena Bonham Carter, so give it a go.
>>29435309Yes. Like the other guy said it's not as profound as some make it out to be but I liked it. The ending's weird but doesn't ruin the movie or anything.
>>29435372I am.>>29435347Grow up.
>>29435380I don't get it
>>29435211Christ, how can one meguka be so best?
>>29435487it ain't easy being red
>>29435492Age doesn't really necessitate maturity
>>29435492So still a kid.
>>29435492Sense of humor of the usual fifteen year old x-box live player, though.
>>29435483>looks up on googlefuckin... WHY
>>29435594rip ghostI just like the art she did and try to post it now and again so nobody forgets her, her stuff was funny and doesn't deserve to just drift into obscurity forever.
>>29435594>>looks up on googleI tried but can't find anything that seems relevant.
>>29434836 >>29434837 >>29434848Right. Well. About Kyoko and Oriko, then."Yeah, I know." Sayaka turns away from you, exhaling smoke in the other direction. "I know they're pretty close, and Kyoko has a thing for her, even though she'll swear up and down that she doesn't." Another pull, and the Eversor taps out her THIRD cigarette from your pack. "That said, they haven't talked to each other much after...you know." She turns, gesturing at you. "Kyoko was worried sick about her, and kept trying to call her up every now and then. Never picked up once."Sayaka reaches forward and replaces your now-spent cigarette with a freshly-lit one. "It's going to be rough on her, so I'll just get it over with as quickly as I can. Delicately, of course, but no need to prolong it more than necessary."...Would she need help there, then? Because you can probably help out if you're needed--More coughing, more hacking. And this time, you get a spirited nudge of a sock-clad foot in your still-tender ribs. "Give me a fucking break, Murderface. No, it's fine. Let me handle it. I know how to get Kyoko out of a funk."You blink at this, before nodding. Well, how, then? You'd like to know it too, just in case.No coughing, this time. Just a glare, one with red-tinged cheeks. "...You're the last person I'd tell it to, and if I had to at gunpoint I'd fucking kill myself first."...Ah. Well. That's...couple stuff, yeah. Nevermind."Yeah, because I don't ask you how you sexually harrass Midori, right?" Sayaka shakes her head. "Don't ask about what other people do behind closed doors, you fucking idiot."What? But you don't sexually harrass Midori. And no, you just wanted to look out for Kyoko, that's all."Sure, Murderface. Whatever." Ah, that's the old Sayaka you know and love. The bitch is coming back.Anyway. So...this thing. With the training and the sparring. Is this just a one-time thing, or can it be something that happens regularly?[1/2]
>>29435651if you mean, the gif, that's neat>>29435701sudaca, racist term for Latinos appearentlywhat this has to do with PMMM characters is beyond me
>>29435733>what this has to do with PMMM characters is beyond meYeah that's what I don't get.
>>29435704Haha. Blueberry sexing the blue out of Kyouko.We should ask red for techniques later. For reference. And for science.
>>29435704Anyway. So...this thing. With the training and the sparring. Is this just a one-time thing, or can it be something that happens regularly?"Christ, you already forgot?" Sayaka's jaw makes that cracking sound again. "Yeah, this is probably going to be a regular thing. Once, maybe two times a week if my schedule's okay with it." It's here that she looks you up and down. "...Bring Kirika's katana next time. I want to see if I can take you down with you using that."...Who's training who, here?"It's a two-way street, Murderface! You learn how to be a proper Magical Girl as an Eversor, I learn how to retire a crazy, bloodthirsty Warmaster with golden fever." She grins at you for a full second before wincing. "Ugh. Fucking jaw."What? She's been talking all this while with a broken jaw?Why? Why not heal it first and be done with it?"...Because I like how it hurts?" Sayaka blinks, as if puzzled to be confronted by such an OBVIOUS question. "It'll only take me a few moments to set back and shit. Just let me enjoy this."Right. Fine.More silence here, enough that you actually feel comfortable enough to sleep.Before you could, though--"...Are you going to kill Oriko?" The Eversor asks. "If those golden things are as bad as you make them out to be...it means you need to kill her, right?"How do you respond?
>>29435764[x] I am trying not to.That is why I need your help. And Kirika's.
>>29435764"I don't want to if I don't have to, but... yeah, probably.">>29435747If we're going to ask anyone of techniques, I think it's gotta be Kyouko. Anyone who can make Sayaka melt has to be a technician.
>>29435764[X]"Not if I can help it, she's not magical, it's just the fucking staff she drags around, it's fucking with her brain. I didn't need to kill Kharn either."
>>29435764>"If it comes down to the wire, I might have too. But if I'm right, there may be a way out of it."
>>29435764[x]I won't if I can help it. But probably.
>>29435764"We don't know the whole situation yet. It seems likely that she's being possessed. We might be able to just separate her from the weapon. But if she's sending me severed heads of her own free will, she might be too far gone."
>>29435764>>29435805>[X]"Not if I can help it, she's not magical, it's just the fucking staff she drags around, it's fucking with her brain. I didn't need to kill Kharn either."This.
>>29435764"There's not much of choice here. At the end, I doubt I'll even have one."
>>29435764[x] "Maybe not. I've got a crazy idea about making a deal with Kirika that I'll let Oriko live if she'll stop trying to bodyjack me every time I use her sword. But I'll be honest; if I have to take out Oriko, I won't hesitate to do it."
>>29435741something tells me the creator's explanation wouldn't help much there
>>29435764[x] "Maybe. From what I've found out, though, its probably that bitch Ahriman thats in the drivers seat, there. It really depends on how much she's involved with this whole fiasco, and whether I can talk her down...which is why I need your help. And Kirika's. I'm kinda gambling on that crazy bitch not being too happy that she's being cheated on."
>>29435764[x] I'm not gonna shy away from it if needed. But things sound pretty complicated - I'll try using the staff or sword to change her mind in some way if the opportunity arises.
>>29435764"Oriko might kill herself by drawing too much power from the stuff but I personally don't want her to die.On the other hand we really can't afford to pull any punches so I'm going all out if a fight brakes out."
>>29435764[x] If she doesn't immediately give up, then yeah. Probably going to have to. I was hoping that Kirika might be able to talk her out of it, or help me talk her out of it. But she might not even be the one in the sword. The axes had some British chick with wolf ears and half a skull for a face.
>>29435764[x] Working on a way to not kill her actually.I think she is possessed by the girl in the golden weapon she is using, Ahriman, the Warmaster of the Third before Khan murdered the fuck out of her. Hopefully I can get Kirika to help with that.
>>29435764"I didn't kill Kharn, and everything worked out alright. Besides, she's just a civilian."
>>29435764[X] I hope not. If I have to though...
>>29435828Maybe it has something to do with those Mexican halfbreed jokes?
>>29435764it would be good if separeaing her from the golden wepon could solve, and I'm trying to get enougth help so it doesn't come to that but if it's neededI'll do it
>>29435764I might not have toThat is Ahriman's staff though, she nearly killed Kharn and Malal with itHonestly the best way I see this going is Oriko dead and maybe me with herOtherwise it is something like tear her arms off and hope she can't control it with her mind
>>29435764[x] "I'd like to avoid that, but if she's too far gone there might be no other choice."
>>29435764"Maybe? If you've got any ideas on how to kill someone who can see the future, I'd love to hear them."
>>29435764[x] I don't know. We'll see when it comes to that
>>29435764[x] It can't be helped
>>29435764>How do you respond?If it comes to it, yeah.It's pretty damn bad, but the Golden Weapons are pretty much uncharted territory. Who knows, maybe Oriko will be the exception to the pretty consistent streak of death and murder surrounding them?Whatever happens, you'll try and give her that chance. For Kyoko.
>>29435764>"...Because I like how it hurts?"
>>29435764[x] "I don't know. I won't if I can avoid it, but I might not be able to. Despite what you may think, I don't enjoy killing people that much. Maybe I did before, but that was Murderface. I'm not her anymore."
Sayaka is a hard masochist.
>>29435996Blueberry confirmed for dou-M
>>29435764[ x ] "I probably will. We cant know until it is done and over"
>>29435764[x]I'd prefer not to, but if she's willingly working with it I'm not sure how much of a choice I have.[x] Oh, and I look forward to seeing your A game.
>>29435764Speaking of M.
>>29435704>"Yeah, because I don't ask you how you sexually harrass Midori, right?" Sayaka shakes her head.We need to sexually harass Midori now
>>29436070We DO sexually harass Midori. It's just never on purpose.
>>29436070>Implying we haven't already done that at least two times already.Chiaki's memory a shit even when she's not amnesiaing.
>>29436070we were planning on it.We had a couple hard reminders today that there may not be a tomorrow.
>>29436117Right, that time we licked her soul gem was an accident.
Alright, pausing thread for now! Most voted option starts off the next thread, which is tomorrow! Thank you everyone for your participation, feedback is always encouraged! We have a writeup tonight, so questions answered after it!
Well, Sayacakes is a masochist, and probably a powerbottom.Strangely, I feel no surprise.
>>29436159There was boob groping, also. Which was quite deliberate.
>>29436215It doesn't count if she's asleep when you do it. Right?
>>29436068Midori seems like an M, but she's a switch, just like Chiaki.Blueberry seems like an S, but in reality, she's a super M!Kyouko seems too pure to be an S, but she'd rather eat than be eaten, so S!Mami: World Class S!
[Pastebin of all Prose Magica chapters here: http://pastebin.com/u/Grizzlyniisan This is gonna be a long one.] Sleepy Sue's engine rumbled as the armoured car meandered down the cold streets of Toronto. Within, Odette sat on the floor, staring blankly at her laptop's screen. For the first time in months, her head seemed clear. She thought of the case, of Lotte and a new start. Her mind wandered to the image of the blonde Callidus' face and the thought of her touch, making Odette smile and blush like only a teenage girl in love could. For years she'd forced herself to ignore Lotte's advances, whether out of anger or fear. Something had changed inside of her. She was no longer Odette Brighton, Warmaster of the Seventeenth. For the first time in far too long, she was happy enough to just be Odette, the girl who eats too many sweets, writes dorky poetry in her spare time and works for a fat cat with an enormous moustache.Shaking herself out of her content stupor, Odette got back to looking over the history of Fennel Vance. It occurred to her that she ought to have done a more in-depth look much earlier, but her earlier melancholy hadn't exactly proven to be the best state of mind in which to work. Contracted for just about four years, Fennel's file seemed to have more redacted missions and details than anything else. It was to be expected of someone in her line of work; the Seventeenth may have been a bit more picky about its clients than others, but there were still a good many that ought best be left out of official reports. One thing in particular about the blacked-out information caught Odettes eye, however. It appeared that - relative to her current state - Fennel was entirely average during her first year. She was described with words like 'friendly' and 'personable', if a bit on the quiet side. Her second year consisted of but a single, censored assignment, after which she seemed to take on her current, morbidly lighthearted demeanour. [1/17]
>>29436198Thanks for the thread, Decu!
Odette stared at the black lines for some time, mulling over what could possibly have happened and whether or not it was important enough to call in for further information. It looked to be about the size of four short paragraphs, further adding to the mystery. A single assignment with four paragraphs worth of information that took an entire year. The one-eyed girl groaned as she conceded, reaching into the pocket of her jeans to find her cell."Mornin', sunshine!" Holly answered after only a single ring, accompanied by the non-stop sound of typing.Odette rolled her eyes and grinned, laughing at how casual the Vanus could be after not speaking for over a week."Good morning to you too, Holly," the silver-haired girl replied. "Sorry I didn't call you earlier. I really meant to, but-""Busy night?""In a manner of speaking," Odette laughed, humming a bit to herself. "Miss me?"Holly paused for a moment, as if debating whether or not to make a joke. "Aaaah hell, you know I did, shrimp! Even I can't joke about it when you drop of the face of the Earth all of the sudden.""And yet, you still have the nerve to call me 'shrimp'.""Your vertical deficiencies are fair game. So what's up?"Odette huffed loudly before turning her attention back to work. "Take a look at Vance's file. There's a whole year censored and judging by everything else, it looks like something big happened then. Mind unlocking that for me?""Uh, yeah, gimme a sec," the Vanus replied, followed by a momentary silence. "Mhrm. Looks like that's ultraviolet level information for whatever reason.""Seriously?""Ayup, so I'm gonna have to run it by Terry or Tubs. Gimme a few.""Take as long as you need," the one-eyed girl replied. [2/17]
>>29436249I love you.Post the video.
>>29436198Okay, let me get my question in now:The 7th Officio takes in Magical Girls who want to leave their own Officios; do the other Incubators grudgingly allow this, or is it a matter of Magical Girls simply running away to the 7th and asking for sanctuary and the 7th is strong enough to discourage the slighted Incubators from retaliating?
As soon as she had said it, Odette realized how little the bureaucracy bothered her. A week earlier and she would have been sent into a slump over not having her old clearance. The Eversor drummed her fingers on the keys lightly as her mind began to wander yet again. Almost unconsciously, she opened a side window of a fresh document and began jotting words down. Thoughts of love and the future that had suddenly appeared in front of her. "Hey! Hey!" Holly called out. Glancing at the clock, Odette realized that she had managed to zone into her poetry for five whole minutes. "Alright, so bad news. Terry's not answering her phone for whatever reason and Foob's having tea with the Seventh. You know how he hates being disturbed during their tea parties.""So..?" Odette queried, scrambling to jam the phone between her cheek and shoulder. "Guess I'll take a rain-check on this one?""Well," the Vanus started, "I could just go ahead and unlock it... I doubt Foob would mind. I mean, with you being sane again and Kelzang coming to visit, I could tell him half the Officio died and he'd probably be okay with it. As long as it's for work, it should be fine.""And Therese?""Terry doesn't check these things and besides, she's your biggest fan. What's the worst that could happen?""I don't know, Holly," the former Warmaster muttered. "I can wait, it's cool. Besides, don't you have to follow the three laws or something?""Don't be a smart ass, tiny," Holly scolded. "If anything happens, I'll take responsibility for this one.""If you say so...""One, two, aaaaaand," a few more firm key presses rang out through the phone, "refresh."[3/17]
>>29436249>you will never be dommed by Mami.
Odette did as she was told and hit a key, refreshing the page. Suddenly, the wall of black lines filled out, replaced with text littered with the numbers and acronyms she had come to except from incident reports. Nothing about it seemed terribly out of the ordinary - it seemed to be an entirely standard training mission - until her eye ran across two words that Odette had hoped to never see again:Varrigan City.As it turned out, Fennel had been volunteered for a particular training mission. One that entailed being dropped into the city without outside contact and eking out a living for two weeks until extraction. A ninety percent mortality rate. How the seemingly mild-mannered Fennel Vance managed to take part was unthinkable; the fact that only a single member of her four-girl squad arrived for extraction spoke well enough for their success. It wasn't until an entire year later that Fennel - along with an unidentified individual - arrived for an entirely different training squad's extraction. In the face of such an unprecedented situation, the Eighth and Seventeenth agreed to take her home."Christ, kid," Odette muttered, feeling just a twinge of pity for the girl who had tortured her for over a week. "What did they do to you?"Somehow, she had managed to survive in the closest thing to Hell on Earth for an entire year. She never spoke of what happened in the city, nor told anyone who was with her when she left, only ever calling the figure "Sensei" or "The Wolf". Odette read it over and over, as if expecting to find some hidden answer to the obvious question. How did she do it? Even before it had become a ruined, mutant-ridden hellscape, it was already a horrible place to be for a single day, let alone an entire year.Odette let an exasperated breath run through her nostrils. "Thanks, Holly. It might not be related to the case, but it'll give me some serious ammo if she doesn't want to talk."[4/17]
"No problem, doll," the Vanus laughed, before adding, "So hey, chubby said you wanted to requisition some supplies or something?""Oh yeah, almost forgot," Odette exclaimed as she suddenly remembered. "Since he wants to get me back to the fight, I figured I'd knock a few things off my Christmas list.""Shoot.""Alright, let's see. First, can you get me a bullet-proof cape? We started talking about it right before I got fired, right?""Expensive. I'd have to run it by Fubey, then start development from scratch... Like hell I'm going to those asshats in the Four-""But you can do it?"Holly sighed. "Let me run a quick search on the latest tech. I'll see what I can come up with," the Vanus was silent for several moments before speaking up again. "I can dooo: blade-proof, bullet-proof... Ooh, chainsaw-proof, I didn't even know that was possible...""While we're at it, think you can make it work as a glider-thingy? With some magic wind thrown in, I could probably make it fly pretty well."Holly paused for a single second, accompanied by the sound of a keyboard being pushed away. "Odette," she started slowly, "are you asking me to make you a batcape?""Mmmaybe? Can you handle it?""I'll see what I can do," the Vanus grumbled. "What else?""Grenades, please.""Like," Holly said, trying to pick her words carefully, "frag grenades?""Yup," the one-eyed girl replied, bright and chipper as she switched the phone to her other ear. "Maybe, like, an assortment? Frag, smoke, flashbangs, all that stuff. That'd be swell.""Do I want to ask why?""They would have helped a lot with that last job.""So would a rocket launcher! And I know what you're thinking, don't eve-""Can I get one of those, too?"Odette could actually hear the servos whine as Holly clenched her robotic fists in frustration. "Fancy cape and grenades. Fine. That it?""A pony would be nice.""Well, yeah," the Vanus said. "A regular sized horse would be way too big for you, shrimp."[5/17]
The silver-haired Eversor pursed her lips and pouted. "Guess I deserved that one.""Trying to do you a favour here, small-fry," Holly muttered. "Show a little gratitude, why don'tcha?""I'm sorry, I'm sorry," Odette said, trying her best to stay serious. "I'm grateful, really. This'll help a lot. Thanks... for everything.""D'aww, you know I was just playin' around," the Vanus replied. "I'm glad to see you in such a good mood for once. It's... refreshing? I don't remember you actually joking around like this since... For... For a long time.""Since Mimi died.""I didn't want to say it, but yeah," Holly said, pausing for a moment, "since Mimi died. Even then, you serious'd up pretty hard after Brie went. You've been through a lot, kiddo. I think she would've been pretty damn proud of you. You did a hell of a lot better than a lot of others."Odette forced out a chuckle and shook her her, grinning meekly. "I don't know about that, but thanks. I just- I don't know. I just want to do my best, that's all. And for what it's worth, I'm sorry for the past couple years. I'm going to do things right this time.""I know you will, kid. I know you will. Take care.""Later, Holly. Say hi to Molly for me." Odette hung up and breathed a long sigh of relief. Somehow, talking to the unseen Vanus felt like another weight was lifted from her shoulders that she didn't even know was there. After a few minutes of rereading Fennel's file, the one-eyed Eversor gathered up her things and got out of the car. It had probably already been parked outside of the main building for some time, for all she knew; Lotte's condo was significantly closer than her old apartment.[6/17]
You know guys after we get done with blueberry we really should go find that Katana and give Kirika a wake up call.
As she passed by women's clothing stores on her way to the elevator, Odette made a mental note to have the Callidus take her shopping at some point. For the first time in far too long, she was perfectly fine with just letting herself be a girl. Her jeans and leather jacket combo were comfortable enough, but they weren't exactly the height of female fashion. Lotte, on the other hand, seemed to have "a guy" for every possible article of clothing or accessory. She always seemed to know exactly what was in season - though, Odette reminded herself, looking good was very much a part of her job.Taking the pair of elevators down to the holding cells, the silver-haired girl made sure to smile the whole way and nod or say hello to passers-by. She even made sure to switch into her costume as she strode down the halls. Just about every she saw was in some way awe-struck at the sight of the fabled Odette Brighton, especially in such good humour. She had heard about the reputation she had garnered following her self-imposed exile, but it still shocked her to see just how stunned everyone seemed to be to see her.It wasn't long before she reached the double doors of Block Nine, nicknamed "The Ninth Circle" by just about every girl in the Officio. Standing somewhat less than alert were the ubiquitous duo of Mona Bernard and Meg Laurie, the latter giving a curt nod and a restrained smile, while the former simply called out across the hallway, jumping and waving."Yo!" Meg shouted. "How's it goin', boss?""Nice to see you, too, uh," Odette snapped her fingers as she tried to remember the girl's name. Spending a week hanging from a tree had a way of sapping one's memory. "Laurie?"The shorter girl's eyes lit up as she seemed to fade into a star-struck daze. "She remembered my name...""How you holding up?" The one-eyed girl asked, turning her attention to the taller of the duo.[7/17]
Mona shrugged, giving Odette a neutral look. "I can do my job well enough. Night's are harder. Times when I don't have a lot on my mind.""Has a way of creeping in, don't it?" The former Warmaster reached up to place a hand on the taller girl's shoulder and gave it a squeeze. "You ever need to talk or anything, feel free to give me a call. I've got time these days.""Thanks, but, uh," Mona grinned sheepishly, glancing over at her smaller companion, "I've been staying over at Meg's place. Our- my place is a bit wrecked after... everything.""Oh," Odette nodded slowly as her lips spread into a wide grin. "Oooh! I didn't realize you two were- Oooooh.""What?" The taller Eversor blinked before her eyes went wide, suddenly realizing what she had said. "Oh no no nononono, I meant- I didn't- We're not- NO.""It's alright, I understand. Magical girl life's a lot easier with a warm bed.""Meg!" Mona shouted, grasping for assistance. "Tell her what I meant!""Ah?" The shorter of the pair muttered as she finally snapped back to reality. "Ah! Nah! Nah, we ain't like that! We just watch movies and play video games and read comics, SPEAKING OF WHICH!""Meg-""Hold on, I've got it here somewhere," the black-haired girl stuck her tongue out, obviously putting great effort into searching her inventory."Meg, no-""Got it!" Meg handed a single, soft-cover book to Odette, beaming with excitement. "Think of it as a get well present! Or a welcome back present. Or something."Odette blinked as her eye ran across the title. "The Steamy Adventures of... Um.""I got Mona hooked on them. They're actually really," Meg paused, searching for the right word, "entertaining?""They're... not BAD," the taller Eversor added. "But, feel free to just... not."The one-eyed girl blinked again, taking in the cover and skimming through the pages. "The one in the glasses reminds me of someone, but I can't remember who... Huh. It'll come to me.""So you'll read it?!"[8/17]
>>29436365>Getting a batcapeTruly, priorities: restored.
"I guess," Odette said with a shrug. "Got nothin' better to do. Thanks, kid.""Yes!" Meg shouted, doing a short fist pump. "Told you she would!""Whatever," Mona grumbled. "If you're quite finished, I have actual important stuff to talk about with her.""Ah- Oh. S-sorry," the shorter Eversor muttered, suddenly realizing her faux pas."As I was GOING to ask you earlier," Mona started, "dad's funeral is in a couple days. I'd be honoured if you wouldn't mind coming. I know we don't really know each other that well, but, well, you WERE right there and all...""Oh, uh, yeah, of course," Odette replied. "Guess I gotta go dress shopping tomorrow, huh?""You... wear dresses?" The taller Eversor asked, cocking an eyebrow."I am still a girl beneath my cold, hardened exterior, believe it or not.""I- I'm sorry, I didn't mean it like-""Chill," Odette laughed as she waved the girl into silence. "I'm just playin' with you.""Ah- Yeah," Mona laughed. "Um, hey, there is... one thing I wanted to ask you about. In private, if it's alright."The one-eyed girl nodded and shrugged. "Sure, but I'm a bit booked right now, so just ask Holly for my number whenever you get the chance.""Will do. And, uh, give her a good hit for me when you get in there, if you wouldn't mind.""I'll make sure to," Odette replied, opening the door to the next wing. "Stay out of trouble, you kids."The double doors slowly shut with a long, drawn out hiss. Mona let out a long, deep breath and craned her neck, leaning her head against the wall as she stared blankly at the ceiling. Her peace was interrupted in a matter of moments when she noticed the shorter Eversor staring up at her, a wide smirk plastered on her face."So," she started, sidling up to the taller girl, "what's this about talking in private, hm?""Y'know, Meg," Mona groaned, "usually when someone says they want to talk in private, that means they want it to be private."[9/17]
The black-haired girl gently elbowed her companion in the side, saying, "Awww, come on. Ain't nothin' you can't tell me.""God, fine. Just... training tips. Routines and stuff. That's all.""Yer lyin' to me.""Am not.""Are too."Mona sighed and rolled her eyes, leaning against her side of the hallway. She knew better than to feed the other girl ideas. Instead, she would let the silence speak for her. It was a new kind of anxiety that pressed her into secrecy. She wasn't entirely sure how to break it to her best friend that she - and she alone - had been approached to join the most prestigious group in the Seventeenth. Part of her still didn't quite believe it was true, while another part of her didn't even think herself worthy. Most of all, she didn't know if it was worth leaving her one and only friend - if such an honour was worth losing Meg Laurie, the first colleague who didn't see her as 'that spoiled rich girl'."Hehe," Meg chuckled, taking a sledgehammer to Mona's tranquil silence. "She thought we were lesbians.""God damn it, Meg..."*** Nine identical doors numbered 901 to 909 lined the far wall of the Seventeenth's maximum security holding area, dubbed 'The Ninth Circle' by the girls. Odette stepped into the deserted corridor, the sound of her footsteps echoing throughout as her metal boots clanged against the marble floor. The hall was sparsely decorated, with only a handful of chairs along the near wall, with a container full of old magazines on either end. The one-eyed girl stared up at a solitary camera nested in one corner of the room."We good?" Odette asked."She's surprisingly well behaved," Holly answered through the room's PA. "Sitting nicely, cuffs still on. Head in whenever you're ready."[10/17]
Odette nodded at the camera and took a deep breath. From under her long, black cloak, she produced her battered notepad, along with a sheaf of papers clipped together. She had always preferred analog notes over digital, when the situation allowed. As she went over her notes one last time, it struck her just little she'd written in her notepad since that fateful day two- no, a week shy of three months ago, she reminded herself. After another breath to steady herself, she put on her professional face and opened the door to cell 901. As soon as she crossed the threshold, she could feel the familiar sense of weight and itching in her gums as the room robbed her of her magic. In the center of the room, behind a stainless steel table, sat Fennel Vance, showing Odette a smug grin that only made her want to punch it off the girl's stupid face. Her hair was still long and unkempt, but appeared somewhat better groomed than last they'd met. Odette had, however, not noticed how much the other girl's costume resembled an unbuckled straitjacket in their earlier meetings. It seemed so oddly fitting."Mornin' Vance," the one-eyed girl called out, twirling around her own chair to sit in it reverse, leaning forward over the back rest. "How are things?""I want my phone call," was the Wolf's only response, bemused grin still decorating her face."This isn't prison," Odette laughed, matching the girl's expression. "You don't get a phone call.""Laaame.""You didn't answer my question," the former Warmaster pressed. "How are you doing?""Booooored out of my miiiiind," Fennel drawled, leaning her chair back."If you cooperate, I can grab you a magazine on the way out."The messy-haired girl smirked and let out a short snort of laughter. "Pretty they sure haven't been replaced since Brie kicked it.""Quite possibly," Odette muttered as she reached under her cloak. "Quite possibly... Shall we get to business?"[11/17]
>>29436198hey decu, do we still have that journal from the dream? Like how we gave Wendy her panties back?
"Well, I was trying to have a conversation, but SUUURE," Fennel grumbled, rolling her eyes and waving her hands in an exaggerated gesture, "let's do what YOU want to do.""Good, good," the one-eyed girl replied, unphased, as she leaned back and pulled out her notepad. "Now, we have a vague idea of why you kidnapped these innocent girls. Something about this...""Blessed Lady.""That's the one," Odette said, holding a pen to her notepad. "Elaborate."Fennel blinked, then shook her head with a look of stern confusion. "What?" She asked, dead-pan. "That's... You're not even gonna threaten me? No intimidation? No yelling or rage? Just a 'Hey Fennel! How ya doin! So how's about that Blessed Lady, huh?' Like.. Seriously?""Would you rather I hurt you?""No, but like, I expected some kind of 'TELL ME WHAT YOU KNOW OR I'LL DO'... some kind of unspeakable torture, I dunno," the messy-haired girl shrugged, "you fill in the blank.""Not the type.""I guess, but it's just... it's unnervi-" Fennel blinked as her eyes widened in sudden recognition. "Oh. OH. Oh, you're good."Odette shrugged sheepishly, making a show of absorbing the praise. "I do my best," she replied. "Gets old, after all. Only so many ways I can tell people how I'll power down the room, give you a little cut, dig my finger in there and slowly freeze every vein in their body - incredibly excruciating, by the way - then call Fubey in so I can do it all over again.""Right.""Was that intimidating?" Odette asked, maintaining an unphased look. "I never know.""Well-""Getting back to the Blessed Lady," the former Warmaster interrupted, redirecting the conversation. "Explain to me why you saw fit to kidnap eight- no, seven innocent girls.""Eight. You're- You're, uh, forgetting yourself. You were right the first time.""My mistake. Carry on.""Right, um, okay," Fennel puffed up her cheeks and exhaled deeply. "Baiting the hook, essentially. You get it? Cause I used-"[12/17]
"So you're saying... what?" Odette twirled her pen around, shaking her head. "I was the aim the whole time?"The other girl pointed a finger from each of her hand-cuffed hands, grinning. "Bingo! Well," she corrected herself, "sort of. I mean, if they decided to call on the big B, then that's a win in our book.""Why me?""It's obvious, isn't it?" Fennel replied, giggling. "I mean, think about it. Big churchy-culty thing, looking for the poor and the down-trodden. Big tough Warmaster suddenly dropped in the gutter. Makes sense, don't it? Who better to go after?""I see. Looks like you fucked that one up," Odette laughed."Sure does looke that way, don't it?" Fennel replied, returning a laugh of her own."And where do those golden hooks fit in?"A sly, wolfish smirk crept up the messy-haired girl's face as she listened to the question, answering, "Beats me. Can't say I rightly know either. Didn't seem all that special to me. I wouldn't think too hard about them.""Is it getting a little chilly in here," Odette said with a cold smile, "or is it just me?""Hey, if you want to give them a look, feel free. They're," Fennel paused, thinking, "wherever you put them?""Maximum security vault.""Vault, right. Yeah, don't just leave them lying around in the open. That might be a bad idea.""I'll remember that," Odette replied, making a quick note. It seemed too easy. It was more like a friendly - albeit tense - conversation than an interrogation. Fennel offered little to no resistance and seemed to be answering the questions to the best of her ability. It was perhaps worse than if she had resisted. This way, Odette couldn't be sure if she was telling the truth or making it up as she went. The Wolf knew the game just as well as she did; no doubt Fennel had put the screws to her share of captives over the years, as well. [13/17]
Odette decided to stow her burning curiosity for the sake of staying on track. Once again, she reached under her cloak, this time pulling out a wrinkled, flattened sheet of paper - the same one that had been found in her apartment two prior. She slid it across the steel table, watching as the other girl cocked a curious eyebrow."The night I first saw you, my apartment was broken into. We found this waiting for me. Care to explain?"Fennel picked it up with both hand-cuffed hands and examined it closely, squinting and turning it this way and that. Finally satisfied, she placed it back on the table and nodded."I believe, and this is just my own personal opinion," she said, "that this is a message.""Why did you write it?" Odette growled, her patience starting wear away.Fennel's cheeks puffed up as she tried to maintain her composure. "You- You think I wrote this?" Fennel asked, slapping a hand on the table as her roaring laughter slipped free. "You- Oh god. Oh that's just rich. Listen, Odette. Can I call you Odette? I'll call you Odette," she waved her hands and spoke between fits of giggling. "I tried the whole 'Teehee! I'll carve out your skull with melon-baller!' routine, I really did. It just- It's not ME, y'know? Some people can pull it off, but not me.""Then who?""Hell if I know!" The messy-haired girl answered. "One of the higher-ups or someone!"Odette blinked. "Higher-ups?""In the Church," Fennel answered. "What, you think I've been doing this ALONE? Come on, Brighton! Think a little!"Putting a pen to her notepad, the silver-haired girl narrowed her eyes. "Names?""None under your jurisdiction.""Indulge me."[14/17]
>>29436297Not even a please? S!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhGDMPNhLLU
Fennel let out a long, strained breath, rocking back in her chair. "Let's see... Main contact is a chick that goes by Daedalus. The Architect. She's the one who gave me the note. Probably wrote it, too," she leaned over the table, gesturing with her hand as she spoke. "Real hoity-toity sort. Got them big long curls, blue ribbons in her hair, big fan of tea. You know the type. I'm, like, ninety percent sure she's ex-Eighth, but she sounds English or some shit. So who knows?""So she's one of the people in charge," Odette asked, "this 'Daedalus'?""Nah, nah. Word is she did some big favour for someone important," Fennel shrugged. "I don't know. I stay out of the loop as much as I can. They're all pretty fuckin' loopy over there. 'Golden Land' this, 'Chosen Ones' that. Devoted as I may be, that ain't exactly my scene, y'understand?"The one-eyed girl nodded, jotting down notes. Holly was already recording all of it - and probably already had enough leads to book her schedule for next month - but taking personal notes was something that had been ingrained in Odette's mind from day one. It seemed, for the time being, that there wasn't anything left to ask, aside from the one, golden question."So," Odette started, folding her hands over the backrest of her chair, "I think we both know what I'm going to ask next. You want to fill in the blank for me?"Fennel chuckled. Three, poignant laughs, as though she had been working from a script. Odette could immediately tell that she had been looking forward to the moment."Why have I been telling you all of this so easily.""Bingo."The messy-haired girl smiled to herself - a smug grin that made Odette just want to punch it right off of her face. "Two reasons. Two simple reasons. One, I enjoy toying with you, but I assume you've already gathered that-""I have."[15/17]
"-and two," Fennel's face darkened as her grin grew imperceptibly more sinister, "it doesn't matter. In the time it would take you to reach Daedalus, I'll be out of here, you'll be long dead and there won't be anyone left to go after us."Odette eyed the other girl. She was hoping to find some sign that she was bluffing, that Fennel had just let everything slip and was scrabbling to cover up her mistakes. Instead, she found nothing but cold certainty in the Wolf's face. Odette snapped her notepad shut and shoved it back under her cloak as she made to get up."I think we're done here," she said. "See you in a couple days."Fennel smirked and gave a delicate, mocking wave good-bye. "Ta-ta, Odette~"As she tucked her chair in, a stray thought crossed the one-eyed girl's mind. It was juvenile and malicious, but worth it. One final statement to get the last laugh."Hey, kid, one thing before I go," said Odette, smirking as she turned around. "If you're planning on getting out, you might want to pick something other than 'the Wolf'. It's rude to take someone else's name."All at once, Fennel's face twisted into a vicious snarl as she opened her mouth to yell. Then, as if on cue, Odette's cell phone rang, loudly echoing through the cramped room. The silver-haired girl held up a finger to silence the 'Wolf', not even bothering to turn around and face her. Checking the call display, Odette recognized Holly's number instantly."Yo," she greeted the Vanus."Hey, uh, just a heads up," Holly said nervously, "you've got some company waiting right outside."Odette cocked an eyebrow. "Who? If Lotte came to visit me at work, I swear-""Nah, it's... Well, you'll see."[16/17]
"Vague and mysterious, thanks," the Eversor grumbled. "You get enough data."Holly grunted in acknowledgement. "It'll take me a bit to analyze all this. I'll have something by tomorrow."Odette nodded and the two said their good byes. As the door unlocked with the heavy thunk of numerous tumblers, she couldn't help but get excited for a brief moment. Perhaps it could be just Therese or someone else she had forgotten to visit after her recovery. It was then, as the door hissed open, that the realization struck her. The Seventh was visiting. That could only mean-"Aiiiyah!" A voice screeched from across the hall. "This not how you treat guests! Stupid Crow tell me to come all way down to smelly basement and you KEEP ME WAITING?!"[17/17][that's it. i'm done. comments, criticisms, etc. call 911.]
>>29435888which, once again, make NO SENSE WHATSOEVER
>>29436620Shitty jokes don't need to make sense.
>>29436605Oh lord.>>29436198Thanks for running!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20QuestThread has been archived!see you gents next time!
>>29436303Both! The Seventh has an agreement with all the other Incubators that all who seek sanctuary with him are protected. However, he does reserve the right to turn away refugees, and he adheres to certain guidelines as well.
Hey, better late than never.Threadly reminder that the updated Ebook can be found at http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDblink to the Fanart gallery: http://wiki.magicalgirlnoir.com/index.php/Fanart
We get some Sayaka points?Working on that harem.Pinky, Wendy, Midori, Sayaka, Kyoko, and Mami. I'm not greedy, just a few girls.
>>29436717You forgot our most valuable subordinate.
Okaaay Decu went and passed out, so I'll be (as usual) fielding any other questions people have, blah blah
>>29436691Huh, so quitting your Officio in order to join the Seventh isn't considered treason by the Officio's? So an Incubator might be pissy about it, but a girl's choice to leave for the Seventh has to be respected?
>>29436605The banter was really enjoyable to read. It's cool to see the plot branching out.
>>29436756So can you answer >>29436759 ?
>>29436748Sh needs more screen time before she qualifies for harem status.
>>29436812I was seconds away from making that joke.
>>29436605I liked it. Looking forward to more abusive language with a written Chinese accent next time.
>>29436605So, if Reimu and Aya are from the Seventh, does that mean that their Warmaster is Yukari, the Magical Girl with the power over gaps and insists she's still only 16?
>>29436759Doesn't HAVE to be respected? But it would probably be poor form not to without a very, very good reason.>>29436864Reimu IS the Warmaster of the Seventh at the moment. That isn't to say anything about past or future Spiritual Lieges, though.
>>29435764>"...Because I like how it hurts?" Sayaka blinks, as if puzzled to be confronted by such an OBVIOUS question. "It'll only take me a few moments to set back and shit. Just let me enjoy this."FUCKING SAYAKA IS A SLAANESHII WHOOOORE