Nothing much to say, so let's get this started!Missed past threads? Catch them here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=pararescue+witchesOther Quests:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20QuestTwitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandYou are Captain WILLIAM PIERCE, a combat rescue officer of the United States Air Force.You've been spending the last couple of weeks performing nonstop flights in the newly developed Ghost Hawk, for better or worse. On the one hand, being able to fly cutting edge, highly classified, experimental military equipment was pretty much every soldier's wet dream, and you were starting to take a liking to the Ghost Hawk. However, the nonstop tests were a huge physical and mental effort to keep up with. Not only was Red's mom a slave driver when it came to managing her projects, but the DoD wanted the Ghost Hawk and Comanche operational as quickly as possible so they could be deployed against the encroaching Russians. Every day was taking the Ghost Hawk out on a flight, looking for bugs or quirks in its performance, flying back, reporting everything, waiting for the techs to make adjustments, and then flying back out again.(cont)
>>29933903However, while you were skeptical at first, you were starting to pick up an appreciation for the Ghost Hawk. Once you actually started testing its stealth functions, you found that the Ghost Hawk was pretty terrifying. The combination of its stealth tech and its ability to fly low to the ground meant it was virtually impossible to spot on radar unless you were within spitting distance of it. Hell, one time Bullseye even buzzed Istres Tower during a night run and the traffic controllers never even noticed a thing.There were also OpFor exercises where you had to play cat and mouse with the local French aggressor units, including Nungesser. Again, you and Bullseye had quite a bit of fun scaring the pants off French soldiers and sailors by sneaking in uncomfortably close before they realized what was gong on.Meanwhile, Janice and Tarin were now training on and testing out the newest iteration of the Silent Eagle strikers. Since they were basically F-15 variants, the acclimatization process wasn't nearly as debilitating, and now they could actually keep up steelwings while maintaining stealth capability.You were also pretty damn sure Bullseye and Nungesser were having some sort of fling, though with the hours you spending in the air, you had no idea how they were finding the time. Perhaps it was better not to think about it.(cont)
>>29933913On the other end, the Comanche was also doing amazingly well. By itself, a stealth attack helo was pretty scary, but when amped up with magic, it was straight up terrifying. The French AA crews literally just gave up trying to find the damn thing during night time.However, you were in the home stretch now. Christina was amazed by the progress at which your crew was going, and was fairly sure the Ghost Hawk and Comanche would be ready for field testing soon. Hell, even Colonel Anderson flew down to check things out."I have to say, you and your crew are doing a damn fine job." Anderson grins as you disembark from the Ghost Hawk's last flight for the day. "I'm expecting great things in the future.">Already got a mission lined up for us?>It's been forever since we've been on the front. What's the situation?>Pity, and I was just getting used to France, too.>Other
>>29933947>It's been forever since we've been on the front. What's the situation?
>>29933947>>Pity, and I was just getting used to France, too."Fucking French".
>>29933947>>Already got a mission lined up for us?Looks like it's time for a test run.
>>29933947>[x] It's been forever since we've been on the front. What's the situation?
>>29933947>fighting frenchiesall my yes
>>29933947>It's been forever since we've been on the front. What's the situation?>Pity, and I was just getting used to France, too.
>>29933947>Pity, and I was just getting used to France, too.
>>29933947>>Pity, and I was just getting used to France, too.
>>29934372>>That's a great idea.Make sure there's more booze.
>>29934352>Sorry, I fucked up and put in the wrong dialogue."Pity, and I was getting used to France, too." You sigh."Beautiful country. I can understand." Anderson nods."And even more beautiful women." You crack a grin.Both of you start chuckling like schoolboys hearing a dirty joke for the first time."All right." Anderson quickly regains his composure when realizes he could be seen out here. "We're putting a hold a hold on all testing for tomorrow while we decide what do with the Ghost Hawk and Comanche. That means you'll pretty much have a free night tonight.""Thank you, sir." Well, that was a first in a long while."You guys deserve it." Anderson nods. "I'll see you tomorrow.""Wait, just a second sir." You stop him. "It's been forever since we've been on the front. What's the situation?""Same as always really." Anderson shrugs. "We're still stalemated, but there's intel suggesting that the Russia's Big Push is going to happen soon. We're not exactly sure when, but it's going to happen.""Sounds rough." You frown."Well, we'll talk more about it in detail in the morning."You snap a salute as Anderson leaves, and then you hear Red behind you."Ohmygod does that mean we actually SLEEP IN!!?" She squeals."Yes, Red, we can all get some sleep." You laugh."You know," Janice walks up to you, now out of her strikers. "I'm thinking that we all have a special dinner tonight, to celebrate the occasion!">That's a great idea.>Nah, I'm beat. I think we could all use some rest.>Other
>>29934474>That's a great idea.
>>29934474>>That's a great idea.Dinner!
>>29934474>>Nah, I'm beat. I think we could all use some rest.>Find out we get to sleep in>Janice immediately wants to throw a long special dinnerJanice, please. We can eat good AFTER we stock up on sleep.
>>29934474>That's a great idea.>>29934399Yes this, see if we can get some good stuff to boot.
>>29934578Okay, let's see sleepy Tarin.
>Red wants to sleep>everyone else wants to have a big partySo, we're going to make her take part, right?
>>29934649It's optional, except for tarin.
>>29934649Of course, they have this wonderful little stimulant they call "caffeine"
>>29934474"Sure, that sounds like a great idea.""But I want sleeeeeeeep." Red pouts."I'll make you your favorite dessert, Red." Janice smiles. "Chocolate covered bacon!""....fine. You win this round, Janice." Red pouts even more and then turns to you. "Hey, how about we invite Ugly and Liz too?">Sure, the more the merrier.>Let's not make this too big...>Other
>>29934745Caffien and booze do not go well together
>>29934817>Sure, the more the merrier.
>>29934817>>Sure, the more the merrier.Chocolate covered bacon?The hell?
>>29934860You never had it?It's fucking amazing.
>>29934860Don't knock it until you try it!
>>29934817>Sure, the more the merrier.>Chocolate covered bacon!I love bacon and I love chocolate but never again.
>>29934817>>Sure, the more the merrier.
>>29934874>>29934881I love bacon, but I hate chocolate.That forbidden love right there.or blasphemy?One of the two
>>29934860>>29934874>>29934881That sounds much of a good idea as using Barbecue sauce as a drink.
>>29934817>Chocolate covered baconPic related>Sure, the more the merrier.
>>29934874is bretty good
>>29934922its a mix of both!
>>29934975Depends on how good the sauce is and even then you only lick the plate
What ya'll really need to try is Maple Bars with bacon on top. That shit is cash.
>>29934874i have seen someone infused caffeine into the chocolate covered bacon. the holy trinity of food right there.
How about bacon covered in crystallized Maple syrup or Poutine?
>>29935101canada pls go
>>29935075This nigga, right here, gets it.Fucking amazing.
>>29935101That doesn't sound so bad.Needs pancakes though
>>29934817"Sure, the more the merrier." You shrug. You really haven't had a chance to really talk to Ugly and his sister, other than from a bit of banter over the radio as you made a bunch of French radar operators very miserable."Hm, I was thinking maybe we could bring some wine? It wouldn't be a proper French dinner without it!" Janice smiles."I dunno about that..." Red frowns, obviously memories of her first hangover fresh in her mind.>ALCOHOL!>Let's not risk it.>Other
>>29935262>ALCOHOL!This is southern France. Wine and Ricard are fucking mandatory.
>>29935262>ALCOHOL!YOU WILL DRINK AND YOU WILL LIKE IT!
>>29935262>ALCOHOL!Just remember your lessons from last time, Red.
>>29935262>OtherSure but bring some juice or something as well.
>>29935262>ALCOHOL!Ain't like she has to drink or not as much.
>>29935262>ALCOHOL!We have tomorrow off
>>29935262>AlcoholThe return of flirty Janice
>>29935262>>29935332Please bring Juice or something, I know you anons want to see flirty Janice (though I want to see Tarin more) Let's make sure to have some options for the little redhead
>>29935262>>ALCOHOL!Maybe this time we can start screwing Janice on the table when she gets drunk again.
>>29935262>>Let's not risk it.Let's not get crazy here.>>29935302Why are you not at your AA meeting?
>>29935433You clearly have never been to Southern France The Russians have vodka, the Germans have beer and the French have wine and pastis.
>>29935262"Yeah, I think it's fine, IN MODERATION, of course." You say rather sternly. "And yeah, better bring juice for the kids, too.""I'm not a kid!" Red pouts again."I'm just messing with ya!" You laugh as you ruffle her hair."A-anyways, I'll got let Ugly and Liz know what's going on." Red says as she' rushes off."Hmmmm, it may just be me, but it seems like Red's taken quite a liking to our Comanche pilot." Janice grins. "Isn't that right, Tarin?""I guess." Tarin shrugs."What do you think, Captain?">Now that I think about it, they seem to be getting a little TOO friendly...>Not my place to judge who Red wants to hang out with.>I think it's pretty cute.>Other
>>29935578>Now that I think about it, they seem to be getting a little TOO friendly...
>>29935578>Not my place to judge who Red wants to hang out with.
>>29935578>>I think it's pretty cute.it's the truth. That and he's closer to her in maturity
>>29935578>Not my place to judge who Red wants to hang out with.>But it is my place to poke fun at it!
>>29935578>>Not my place to judge who Red wants to hang out with.
>>29935578>I think it's pretty cute.our little sister found her boy toy.
>>29935578>Not my place to judge who Red wants to hang out with.She ain't a kid after all
>>29935578>I think it's pretty cute.
>>29935578>>I think it's pretty cute.
>>29935578>Now that I think about it, they seem to be getting a little TOO friendly
>>29935578>>Now that I think about it, they seem to be getting a little TOO friendly...
>>29935578>Not my place to judge who Red wants to hang out with.>In fact, I think it's pretty cute."Let's see if we can make sure they spend time together tonight."
>>29935578"As her commanding officer, it's not my place to judge who Red wants to hang out with." You respond stoically. Though to tell the truth, you were pretty glad Red was making the effort to make friends outside of the unit. She was certainly starting to grow up."I never suggested otherwise." Janice says, her smile unbroken. "Hey, so when are we going to get this little party started? I brought the good wine and everything!" You turn your head to see Nungesser leaning against the door, a bottle of wine in her hands. "Nungesser? What are you doing here?" You blink."My party sense was tingling." Nungesser grins. "Plus Janice here was nice enough to invite me.""My French cooking is a bit rusty, and Nungesser offered to help." Janice confirms.Well, you guess it was okay. It's just that.... well, Nungesser in some ways reminded you of Bree, in both good and bad ways."Okay, you can stay, but you'd better be on your best behavior. Especially once Bullseye comes.""Cross my heart." Nungesser says, drawing an x across her chest."Now, we'd better get things prepared before everybody arrives!" Janice says.>Help out Janice and Nungesser in the kitchen.>Help Tarin set the table.>Other>Going out to a family dinner, so next post will be delayed for an hour or two!
>>29935934>Help Tarin set the table.
>>29935934>Help Tarin set the table.Leave the cooking to the people who know how to cook
>>29935934>>Help Tarin set the table.Let's help Tarin out
>>29935934>Help out Janice and Nungesser in the kitchen.
>>29935934>>Help out Janice and Nungesser in the kitchen.I doubt some help wouldn't be unwelcome. Even chopping onions would help save them time/effort.
>>29935934>Help Tarin set the table.For the guy that likes Tarin. Plus I want to see Tarin a little more too.
>Help Tarin set the table.Good opportunity to build bridges there. Crowbar her out of her shell a little.
>Help Tarin set the table.Only so much space in there, I'm sure they have it handed. Plus, Tarin.
>>29935934>Help Tarin set the table.All these Tarin votes. I knew I wasn't alone!
>>29936483I know right?
>>29936483We love you Anon.>>29935934Help Tarin set the table.
I'm just hoping Tarin doesn't become the Ralph Nader of the story.
>>29936601>not voting Ralph Nader every chance you getFucking pleb.
>>29936788he's believed to be one of the factors that lead George W Bush to victory in the 2000 elections by inadvertendly syphoning votes from Gore.
>>29937008Fucking American non-preferential voting system.
>>29937029bitch some more yuropoor
>>29937209Australian, actually. And that shit is a big problem. It encourages non proportional representation, and distorts the voting system. You shouldn't have to vote tactically, or not vote for who you really want because you'll take votes away from the guy you sorta want.
>>29937330I blame Abbott.
>>29937350That bastard, fucking up the American voting system.It's alright, he's fucking done. No way in hell he's getting a second term.
>>29937330Politicians shouldn't be allowed to redraw districts to help guarantee they get enough votes to stay in state legislature, or ensure their congressional fuck buddies get to stay in.
>>29937394Like the Labor backstabbing shitshow is any better.
Sorry guys, this dinner is taking a little longer than I thought. Just hang in there!
>>29937350That motherfucker is a right cunt. "Asylum seekers? BETTER PUT THEM IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS"
>>29937456>>29937394>>29937350>>29937330>>29937209>>29937029>>29937008>>29936945Mind keeping the /pol/ bullshit on its proper board? I am pretty tired of politics in general. I just want to read about little girls with airplane pants blowing things up.
>>29937512Labor's incompetant, the Liberals are immoral.All hail glorious and majestic Palmer United/Greens Coalition.
>>29937543Hard pressed on our right, the center is yielding. Situation excellent, I am posting.
>>29937586My point being my fears of Tarin tilting the flow of Janice or Red votes. It's no secret the latter two are in the lead.
>>29937618>All hail glorious and majestic Communist and Neonazi Coalition.I cannot stop laughing.
>>29937634Left pressing, center pushing, right holding. Situation excellent, I am retreating.
>>29937640....If that's the case, I kind of hope that the case.Again I don't mind Janice too much, but Tarin is still my favorite.
>>29937640It's a fucking crime, it is. Tarin best girl.
>>29937666The funny thing is is that there's a bit of a rift in the Greens, has been for a while. The moderates call the leftists Watermelons, while the return insult to the Moderates is "Liberals on Bikes". As in they're interested in the environmental stuff, but fuck all else.
>>29937739>>29937666>>29937618'Straya needs her citizens to have guns again.REMOVE BIKIE SCUM.
Okay, I'm finally back! Writing up the post right now!
>>29935934You decide to help Tarin set up the table. You were probably just going to get in the way of the girls in the kitchen, anyways. It's simple work, really. All the two of you have to do is pull plates, cups, and silverware out of the cupboards and arrange them on the table. Initially, things start out silent, with only the clinking of plates and silverware breaking the silence, with muffled conversations between Janice and Nungesser emanating from the kitchen, with the occasional loud gasp from Janice followed by raucous laughter from Nungesser."So, Tarin." You say, turning to your stealthwitch. "How are the new Silent Eagle strikers working out for you.""Pretty good."...."Okay, how have you been holding up with the testing schedule then? Not too fatigued, are you?""No, not really."...Wow, now you're starting to realize just how difficult it was to hold a conversation with Tarin. You wonder how Janice does it.>Ask her if she's got any friends or family outside the Air Force.>Ask her if she has any friends in the service.>Ask her about the "Witch Killer" rumors.>Other
>>29938596>Ask her if she has any friends in the service.
>>29938596>>Ask her if she's got any friends or family outside the Air Force.
>>29938596>Ask her if she's got any friends or family outside the Air Force.>Ask her if she has any friends in the service.
>>29938596>>OtherSo what is the animal you think is cutest?
>>29938596>Ask her if she's got any friends or family outside the Air Force.
>>29938596>>29938705Actually thats not a bad question
>>29938596"So Tarin, I have to ask." You say as you set down the last plate. "Do you have any friends or family outside the Air Force? You don't really seem to talk much, and it doesn't seem like you send much mail out, either.""Not really." Tarin sighs. "You should know, sir. You've read my file.""Yeah, and it's just ink on a piece of paper. I want to hear it from you." You say.Tarin sighs again and sits down on one of the seats."No, I don't really know anybody outside of the Air Force." She says. "My parents died when I was little, so I can hardly remember them. My Grandpa was sort of a hermit, and lived off the grid. I mean, he's not a bad guy or anything, but when you're raised in the middle of the woods, days away from any sort of civilization, social skills kind of fall on the backburner.""So, nobody at all?" You frown."Not that I know of.">So are you just going to stay in the Air Force forever?>You really don't have anybody in your life?>What was your grandfather like, anyways?>Other
>>29938873>>What was your grandfather like, anyways?
>>29938873>>What was your grandfather like, anyways?Nothing else seems appropriate, really.Honestly, Tarin's situation is pretty damn sad.
>>29938873>What was your grandfather like, anyways?
>>29938873> What's your grandfather like, anyways?Also>>29938816Just because I want tip see Tarin try to make heads or tails of such a question.
>>29938873>OtherWhat was the cutest animal you ran out there in the woods? Did you think bear cubs were cute?Time to try again
>>29938873You didn't quite realize up until now just how screwed up Tarin's life. Sure, you had an idea from her file, but from the blunt, nonchalant way she recounted everything, you could tell that those experiences broke her, which is how she ended up the girl she is today.It was too tragic."So, what was your grandfather like, anyways?" You ask, seeing if you could steer the conversation into a more positive direction."He was.... eccentric, but he always had the best in mind for me." Tarin says, actually smiling a bit. "He taught me everything I knew so that I could fend for myself.""He must have been a pretty scary guy." You whistle. "Very." Tarin nods. "I never really had a chance to ask him, but I suspect he was military, too. He was very paranoid about the government, and now that I think about it, I think the reason why he raised me in the wilderness was to keep me out of the Academy.""Huh, why would he do that?""Don't know." Tairn shrugs. "And he's not exactly around anymore, so I can't ask him.""How did he die, anyways? The file doesn't mention it.""Died in his sleep from a heart attack." Tarin says simply. "I just did what he told me in the event of his death. Bury him in the backyard and just continue on.">Huh. Thanks for the story, Tarin.>No offense, Tarin, but I think your grandfather may have had the wrong idea.>Other
>>29939139Hug her to comfort her.
>>29939139>>Huh. Thanks for the story, Tarin.Change to a more lighter topic
>>29939139>>Huh. Thanks for the story, Tarin.
>>29939139>>No offense, Tarin, but I think your grandfather may have had the wrong idea.
>>29939139>Other"Wow."I mean really what can you say to that.
>>29939139>>Huh. Thanks for the story, Tarin."He sounds like a swell guy. I wish I could have met him."Then ask about whatever made her smile during Bree's party.
>>29939139Considering what the Cold War US was like, I can't exactly blame him.
>>29939211I support this.hugging seems a bit much and a bit too fast
>>29939258>huggingIt's /tg/ they'll hug anyone and everyone no matter how appropriate it is or isn't.
>>29939275So we're a bunch of cuddlesluts?
>>29939139>Huh. Thanks for the story, Tarin.
>>29939139>Huh. Thanks for the story, Tarin.Hugging is a bit much.
>>29939139"Wow." You blink. It was still a lot to take in. "Well, either way, it sounds like your grandpa was a pretty interesting guy. Wish I could have met him.""Yeah, me too." Tarin nods.Outside, you can hear footsteps and some loud voices of people talking. It looks like the others are arriving. You probably only have a few more seconds of privacy with Tarin.>Anything left of say to her?
>>29939346I got nothing.
>>29939346We're your family now. All of us.
>>29939393That's entirely inappropriate, hell no.
>>29939406That's not a bad thing to say.
>>29939406I like this
>>29939406>>29939346This is good, or catch her off guard by asking what did she imagine that made her smile
>>29939346"Well, in either case." You pat Tarin on the head, like you would always do to Red. "We're your family now. All of us. Don't be afraid to tell us if you're feeling down, or that something's wrong. You got that?"Tarin blinks and then wordlessly nods. Well, you suppose that will have to do.At that moment, Red, your aircrew, and Ugly and LIz enter the barracks. You can also see that Janice's observations were corrected. Judging from how Red and Ugly were in a heated conversation about something, it was clear they were getting pretty chummy with each other. Liz, meanwhile, trails a little behind them, an amused look on her face.Meanwhile, Snips, Hoskins, and Rex were still giving Bullseye shit over his relationship with Nungesser as they tried to pry details out of him. To his credit, Bullseye doesn't give away anything to them, despite the harassment.However, you do note that Janice and Nungesser have been in the kitchen for quite a while. You wonder what's going on back there.>Talk to someone. (specify)>Go to the kitchen to check on Janice and Nungesser.>Other
>>29939518>>Go to the kitchen to check on Janice and Nungesser.Some assistance might be needed, that and people are here.
>>29939518>Go to the kitchen to check on Janice and Nungesser.
>>29939518> Go to the kitchen to check on Janice and NungesserI wonder if dinner has been put on hold for the two too engage in mortal combat.
>>29939518>>Go to the kitchen to check on Janice and Nungesser.
>>29939518>Go to the kitchen to check on Janice and Nungesser.They've been cooking with alcohol. Some of it may even make it into the food.
>>29939518>>Talk to someone. (specify)Join in the harresment of Bulleye
>>29939518>Go to the kitchen to check on Janice and Nungesser.Maybe they need help bringing food out?
>>29939518>>Go to the kitchen to check on Janice and Nungesser.Maybe they're discussing their targets
>>29939518"Just a sec, guys, I'm going to check on the food." You say as you head to the kitchen."-and that is the Nungesser family secret to pleasing anyone you want, regardless of gender!" Nungesser says proudly."O-Oh my." Janice stammers, her face crimson red. "That's... certainly interesting.""Oh hey! Pierce! Just in time!" Nungesser grins. "Food's just about done. All we have to do is serve it!""Great, because pretty much everybody is here." You nod. "Janice, are you all right?""Ah, y-yes, just give me a second." Janice says.>Ask what Nungesser said to get Janice so flustered.>Just ignore it and help serve the food.>Other
>>29939649>>Ask what Nungesser said to get Janice so flustered.Could be useful.
>>29939649>Ask what Nungesser said to get Janice so flustered.
>>29939649>"So Nungesser thinks she has the ultimate sex technique? How did that come up?"
>>29939649>Ask what Nungesser said to get Janice so flustered.I... I know this isn't appropriate to be asking and all but fuck I want to know.
>>29939649>>Ask what Nungesser said to get Janice so flustered.
>>29939649>Ask what Nungesser said to get Janice so flustered.Oh yes~.
>>29939649>>Just ignore it and help serve the food.A gentleman respects a lady's privacy
>>29939649>"You didn't put anything in the food, right?"
>>29939677It ain't appropriate, but I second it!
>>29939696I agree, but I'm curious...
>>29939649"The secret doesn't involve Roofies and ice does it?"
>>29939713so was teh cat and now it's dead.
>>29939727Oh tha- You know, now that I think about it. I wouldn't put it pass Nungesser to try that. Well maybe.
>>29939649>>Just ignore it and help serve the food.
>>29939746calm down bucko we aren't asking for a practical demonstration
>>29939649>OtherIgnore it for now and help serve the food, and ask Janice about it when we're alone so that she's less embarrassed.
>>29939649>Ask what Nungesser said to get Janice so flustered.It's making damn good home-cooked meals, isn't it?
>>29939649"It's probably against my better judgment, but now I have to know what you just said to get Janice here so flustered." You say. "Sorry! It's a secret between us girls!" Nungesser grins. "Isn't that right, Janice?""Y-yes." Janice nods quickly. "It's nothing you should be concerned about."Huh, okay, you guess. "Alright, then we should quite wasting time and serve the food." You say. With that, the dinner starts. Janice and Nungesser had whipped up a traditional French three course meal, starting off with a bowl of French onion soup, then proceeding to steak frites with oysters on the side, and finally finishing off with some Crème brûlée for dessert. You honestly have no goddamn clue where the two witches got the ingredients for these dishes, much less cook them so well in a freaking barracks kitchen.At this point, everybody was pretty much full, and combined with the fatigue built up from all the test flights, food coma was beginning to set in. However, you all perk up when Nungesser stands up, holding out the wine bottle she had brought.(cont)
>>29939945"Now, I was actually going to be saving this until the end of the war, but... since you're all such great friends, I thought I'd pop it open a little early!" She smiles."What is it?" You ask. It had to be extremely special to her if she was saving it for the end of the war."Well, you see..." Nungesser looks at the bottle, with a nostalgic expression. "This particular bottle is one of the few made from the first batch of grapes to be cultivated in France after it was retaken from the Martians.""Jesus." You blink. "A vintage of that year is.... almost priceless.""Which is why I was saving it for a special occasion." Nungesser smiles. "But what better occasion is there than enjoying a simple dinner with your friends?"Wow... you weren't expecting this, but you now felt a sudden increase in respect for Nungesser. "So, to the end of the war." Nungesser toasts, raising her glass.""To the end of the war." Everybody toasts as well before downing their own drinks.And it was some pretty fucking good wine.At that point, everybody begins to disperse. The air crew gets up first to return to their own barracks. Bullseye actually gives Nungesser a kiss on the cheek, which she returns with a hearty slap on his ass, much to everybody's amusement. Pretty soon it's just you, Red, Janice, and Tarin."All right, I suppose I should go clean up the kitchen." Janice says as she stands up and puts on an apron. "Red, if you could be a dear and collect all the dishes we can get everything cleaned up by tonight." "Gotcha." Red nods."And Captain, I believe Tarin may need an escort back to her quarters." Janice says.You turn to see that Tarin had fallen asleep and snoring lightly, her head resting on the table. Man, she wasn't kidding when she said alcohol made her sleepy.>Help Janice with the kitchen.>Help Red with the dishes.>Carry Tarin back to her room.>Other
>>29939963>>Carry Tarin back to her room.Princess carry time!
>>29939963>>Help Janice with the kitchen."Soooooo....did she ask if I had a cute butt?"
>>29939963>>Help Janice with the kitchen.
>>29939963>Help Janice with the kitchen.
>>29939963>Carry Tarin back to her room.
>>29939963>>Help Janice with the kitchen
>>29939963>>Carry Tarin back to her room.Priorities.
>>29939963>Otherall three, it'll be faster.
>>29939963>>Carry Tarin back to her room.
>>29939963>Carry TarinJanice is more or less telling us to help take care of Tarin.
>>29939963>Carry Tarin back to her room.Do as the lady asked.
>>29939963>Carry Tarin back to her room.then head back>Help Janice with the kitchen.Sleeping like that is not good for one's back or neck.
>>29939963>>Help Red with the dishes.
>>29939963>>Carry Tarin back to her room.Yea, help tarin.We can come back later.
>>29939963>Carry Tarin back to her room.AFTERWARDS>Help Janice with the kitchen.
>>29939963"I guess I'll take Tarin up to her room." You say, getting up from your seat."Don't worry about coming back down. Me and Red can take care of the rest. Just think of it as getting some extra sleep, okay?""Thanks, Janice." You nod. You bend down and gently pick up Tarin in a princess carry. You're surprised at the fact that she's astonishingly light, maybe even lighter than Red. You of course do not voice this observation out loud. Tarin's snoring is interrupted for a bit as she mumbles something incomprehensible before falling silent again. You then carry her out of the dining hall and to the living quarters. It's a bit of a challenge opening the door with your hands dedicating to carrying Tarin, but you eventually manage it and set Tarin gently on her bed.It's then that your foot catches on something. You look down and see a small carry bag, undoubtedly Tarin's. You steal a glance back at Tarin, but she's still pretty much conked out. You're tempted to open the bag to see what's inside. You know it's wrong but deep down you just want to know a little more about the eternally enigmatic Tarin.>Just take a quick peek. No harm in that, right?>Just leave things be and go on your way.>Other
>>29940189>>Just leave things be and go back to help clean up.KP duty
>>29940200This.Time to get down there.
>>29940189>Just take a quick peek. No harm in that, right?The law of narrative causality dictates that she will wake up as soon as we touch it.
>>29940189>>Just take a quick peek. No harm in that, right?
>>29940189>>Just take a quick peek. No harm in that, right?I don't feel we have a good sense of the girl. Lets see if there is something there.
>>29940189>Just leave things be and go on your way.Let's not do that.
>>29940200>>29940189>Just leave things be and go back to help clean up.respect her Privacy
>>29940189Fuck, Merc, a button. Why you do this to us?>Just take a quick pek. No harm in that, right?If she wakes up, we'll explain it to her as attempting to learn more about her in order to maximize using her effectively in combat situations while also maintaining her safety. It looks and sounds good, and we can bullshit command with it, too.
>>29940200Make it so
>>29940189>>Just leave things be and go on your way.Lets not invade her privacy.
>>29940200This.WE'RE IN CHARGE WE DECIDE WHO GETS MORE SLEEP AND HOW MUCH
>>29940248> It looks and sounds good,No, it doesn't. It really doesn't at all.
>>29940269It's bullshit. But if you disguise bullshit in terms of troop welfare AND effectiveness, fuck if command won't eat it up.
>>29940189>Just leave things be and go on your way.
>>29940189>leave and go help clean up
>>29940189>>Just leave things be and go on your way.Some things are not meant to be pried into, and this could damage her relationship with other people.
>>29940280What you're doing is going through your soldiers private stuff on a bullshit excuse. Command will not eat that up. Trust me, I've watched a NCO get his ass chewed out for doing just that.
>>29940189Yeah, no. You're not going to violate Tarin's privacy like that. You just pat Tarin on the head again before leaving and quietly closing the door. However, you're still not really very sleepy, so you decide to head back to the dining hall to help Janice and Red clean up. You see the table has already been cleared by the time you get down, so you head to the kitchen. Inside, you see Janice cleaning up all the leftover ingredients and cookware she used, while Red is busy washing the dishes at the sink.>Help Janice>Help Red>Other
>>29940315>>Help JaniceDont think the wash basin will support two people washing
>>29940315fire our side arm into the ceiling
>>29940315>>Help JanicePreserve the foodstuffs first, then help with dishes.
>>29940315>>Help JaniceWaifu Wars!Ready, GO!
>>29940315>Help Janicewe can help dry the dishes once the food is preserved.
>>29940356This round seems pretty tame so don't start
>>29940315>Help RedWe haven't seen much of Red today.
>>29940315>Help Redhelp her get it done faster
>>29940315>Help RedPoor girl really needs some love.
>>29940315>Help Reddishwashing go
>>29940315You decide to go and help out Janice clean up the kitchen."Oh, you didn't have to do this, Captain." Janice says. "I just felt like helping." You shrug. "What sort of CO would I be if I let my subordinates do all the work?""Well, you'd be a very bad CO, in that case." Janice chuckles."I guess you have a point." You nod. >Ask Janice if she ever made a decision about being a matron or not yet.>Talk about Nungesser. They both seemed to be pretty friendly.>Other
>>29940315 >>Help Janice
>>29940460>Talk about Nungesser. They both seemed to be pretty friendly.
>>29940460>>Talk about Nungesser. They both seemed to be pretty friendly.
>>29940460>Ask Janice if she ever made a decision about being a matron or not yet.
>>29940460>>Talk about Nungesser. They both seemed to be pretty friendly.Keep it casual
>>29940460>Pester Janice about the Nungesser sikrit.
>>29940460>Ask Janice if she ever made a decision about being a matron or not yet.She's probably still worried about it.
>>29940460"So anyways, I saw that you were getting pretty friendly with Nungesser there." You say. "I didn't think the two of you would have much in common.""Well, she's quite fascinating, really." Janice grins. "You see, Nungesser is actually descended from one of France's most famous aces from the Great War. That, combined with her family's contributions to the Martian War and the French reconstruction effort mean she and her family are quite influential in France.""Which would be very helpful to a prospective matron, right?" You crack a grin."Perhaps." Janice chuckles. "But she's a fascinating person, regardless. She's one of the best air combat witches in the world, and her list of decorations is only matched by her list of infractions and citations.""Really? I heard she was a bit of a troublemaker, but is she really that bad?" You blink."Oh, it's mostly charges of insubordination, such as taking off without orders to participate in battles. Though she on more than on occasion has been charged with 'excessively hedonistic lifestyle,' whatever that means.""Well, it's gotta be bad if the FRENCH think she's too hedonistic." You frown."It would be, wouldn't it?" Janice laughs. "Well, I think the kitchen is clean enough.""I'm done with the dishes, too." Red announces."Let's get some sleep then, shall we?"---The next morning, you're awoken not by your alarm, but by a blaring siren that shrieks throughout the entire base. You immediately leap out of bed and start getting dressed. You knew an emergency alarm when you heard one."Cap? What's going on?" Red blinks as she shoots up from her bed."I have no idea, Red." You scowl.>Round up the rest of your unit so you can figure out what's going on.>Go find Anderson. He's bound to know.>Find Nungesser. She's basically your liaison to this base anyways.>Other
>>29940620>>Round up the rest of your unit so you can figure out what's going on.
>>29940620>Round up the rest of your unit and get armed.>Find anyone who looks like they know what's going on.
>>29940620>Round up the rest of your unit so you can figure out what's going on.
>>29940620>>Round up the rest of your unit so you can figure out what's going on.And this is why we should have gone to bed early.
>>29940620>Round up the rest of your unit so you can figure out what's going on.rise and shine!
>get squad together . Find the frenchie
>>29940620Alarms means combat posture. >Round up the rest of your unit so you can figure out what's going on.
>>29940620>Round up the rest of your unit so you can figure out what's going on.Get the band back together. It's go time.
>>29940620"Come on Red, get dressed. We're going to find out what's going on!" You yell. You and Red exit right as Janice and Tarin do as well. Without having to speak, the four of you immediately exit the barracks. You see Istres is a flurry of activity. Ground crew and vehicles are moving back and forth, and you see the many hangars opening one by one to let out the fighters stored within. ON the runway, you can see a squadron of Mirages ready to take off."Captain! What the hell's going on!?" You hear Bullseye yell as he and the rest of the aircrew approach.."No clue." You respond. "You guys know anything?""Just that all the French pilots in our barracks building got roused and were told to scramble." Rex says."Yeah, it seems like something big is going down." Hoskins nods. "We should get to our helicopter."Would they even let us take it out?" Snips asks."Who cares, it's better than doing nothing!" Hoskins growls."Hoskins has a point. We'll head for the Ghost Hawk. We might even be able to catch Anderson there." You nod.With that, all of you head over to the hangar where the Ghost Hawk is stored. This hangar, unlike the other ones, is sealed shut. Up ahead, you see Anderson directing a bunch of scientists around."Colonel, what's going on?" You ask.(cont)
>>29940842"Ah Pierce, it looks like I don't have to send a runner then." Anderson sighs. "Two hours ago, the Russians began to mobilize en masse and converge on Berlin. It's the Big Push.""Shit." You gasp."Istres is scrambling every fighter it can spare to support the front.""What about us?" You ask."Your orders are to stand down until further notice." Anderson says."What?!" Red blinks. "We can't just sit here while the Russians roll over Berlin!""What will you do? Fly the Ghost Hawk there? That piece of equipment is still highly classified, and we can't afford to risk revealing its existence to the Russians! The Ghost Hawk and Comanche are not going anywhere. You are to stand down until further notice.>...fine.>There's got to be another way!>Other
>>29940860>Then send us in our old bird.
>>29940860>>There's got to be another way!"Any older equipment we can use? We're gonna need every PJ unit out there."
>>29940860>These people want field testing, sir. There's gonna be a lot of people that we are MORE than capable of helping, people only we can reach. Give us a chance.
>>29940909Not in the middle of a raging battle we won't. We're just another target for the Russians, and another chopper in the way for the Americans.
>>29940930I mean join the flights of PJs who hang back to extract injured personnel.Like that mission in which pierce was injured.
>>29940860>>There's got to be another way!
>>29940860>... fine.Well, we're all set to go if necessary. It's not like they won't call us out if things go south.
>>29940860>>29940860"There's got to be another way." You scowl."Well..." Anderson frowns. "Your old Pave Hawk is still in Ramstein. I can try to arrange a transport to fly you there, but be warned. All airspace is currently being reserved for combat aircraft only. It might take a while for a window to open for a transport. "It's fine as long as we can get into the fight." You say. "Then stay put. I'll see what I can do." Anderson says before leaping into a jeep and driving off.It takes another couple of hours for Anderson to be able to arrange a C-130 back to Ramstein, though you're technically just stowing away on an already scheduled flight. You and your crew rush on, and are slightly dismayed to see that the C-130 is carrying all extra medical supplies and personnel Istres can spare. The fighting had to be getting pretty bad out there.The flight back to Ramstein is long, but quiet. Nobody really feels like talking, due to all of the anxiety. Every so often you'll look out he viewport and see numerous jets screaming by as they head for the front at full speed. Finally, the C-130 touches down at Ramstein and all of you pile out in the hurry. On the tarmac, you see an airman standing in front of a couple of Humvees."Captain Pierce?" He asks."Yeah, that's me." You nod."Colonel Anderson called ahead. We've got your Pave Hawk fueled up and ready to go.">Thanks, now get us to our bird.>How's the battle been going?>Other
>>29941135>>How's the battle been going?
>>29941135>>How's the battle been going?Information is ammunition.
>>29941135>Thanks, now get us to our bird.>How's the battle been going?Walk and talk people.
>>29941135"How's the battle been going?" You ask."Well, most of the major fighting is over." The airman cracks a weak grin. "I don't know how, but we managed to send the Russians packing. The Germans and French managed to catch their main force in a pincer attack, and I heard the Eagle of Tanana himself showed up and shot down two Dreadnoughts by himself!""So we won?" You blink."Well, yes and no." The airman sighs. "Last I heard, the Russians are retreating all across the line, headed back to Poland, but they left hell of a mess behind .We've got a lot of guys and even whole units MIA, and we're picking up emergency beacons and distress signals everywhere. We're trying to organize rescue efforts but everyone's just damn exhausted from the battle.""I see. Get us to our bird.""Can do, sir. You'll be given more mission details once you're in the air."With that, the humvee rolls to a stop in front of a very familiar looking Pave Hawk. Wasting no time, you, Red, and your aircrew pile out of the humvees and dash for the Pave Hawk, moving to get it operational. Meanwhile, Janice and Tarin start the process of putting on their strikers.By the time you're all geared up and ready to go, the sun is already starting to set. "Are you ready, sir?" Bullseye asks as the Pave Hawk's engines power up."Hopefully." You say. "Get us up, Bullseye."With that, the Pave Hawk lifts up and flies off into the darkness.>And that's it for today! I wanted to go a bit further but I guess we'll just have to wait until next Friday.>Don't forget we have Cyberpunk Idols running on Saturday!
>>29941240Good run, Merc. See ya tomorrow!
>>29941240Thanks for running merc!What do you think of Mein winning the akame?
>>29941261I'm a meinfag
>>29941240Guh, got distracted earlier :( Good run anyway Merc