All started with a fated meeting, between Tohma and Lily. The ring, the book and everything else all came afterwards. Their meeting was not a tragic one, even if whole worlds could consider their meeting the start of a cruel fate; to those two, it may as well be a miracle. Their powers may be ones that only exist to bring destruction and ruin, yet those two swore to turn those very powers have into their hope. The past can’t be changed, but the future can be anything. This is the record of their struggle.These are the records that chronicle the Book of the Silver Cross Incident and everything that followed. It is the year 81 of the New Calendar, the awakening of the black grimoire, the second volume of the Gospel of the Silver Cross, has been completed. With the birth of the Zero Driver the world now truly spins into motion. The pieces are placed, the actors are ready and the stage is finally set. All that is left is for you to act. Having understood a bit more of the world around you, how will you choose to act from now on? What will you protect? What will you sacrifice? Only a devil might know. ARC 2: Own Soldier Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Nanoha%20FORCE%20QuestTwitter: https://twitter.com/BelkanSniper Also: Happy Easter
>>31580322Your name is Tohma Avenir, the master of the Gospel of the Silver Cross and an Eclipse Driver with the variant Zero Gene… and now you have to contemplate an important offer. Right now your mentor (that is the best word you think to use) has made you an offer. She and her family are willing to help you with the outbreak in Liberty City, but she has two conditions. First, she wants you to pay her for her services… and you lack the funds to even think of paying them. Even if you managed to ask Isis to allow you to use the funds Silber Engel would get from this mission to pay them, it would not be enough. But money is not a problem, even if you have to ask for a loan or ask the TSAB to pay for you, you were sure that you could get the money… maybe. But the second condition is the most troublesome one, Curren Huckebein wants you to go on a date with her. You were sure this wasn’t a romantic date (probably), but you were a bit wary about this, what exactly did Current want to talk to you about that she couldn’t just use the Book to contact you. >[1/2]
>[2/2]Also there were your friends, what would they think of you going on a date with an older woman like Miss Curren? You are sure that Vivio would get mad at the very least…No… you do not have time to waste on thinking about this, you need to answer Miss Curren fast, and the more time you waste the more people will die due to the infected in the city. But this is not your only problem, the TSAB has asked you to deal with the Sniper that is suppressing the airspace and not allowing airships to fly into the Northern Sectors. Unless you deal with this sniper, then the TSAB won’t be able to evacuate the sector. You do not have much time to waste, you have to prepare for the assault in three hours, so you will… >Accept the Offer, you can work the details later.>Ask Isis, she is your mate/partner, she deserves to know about this. >Go and plan for the assault on the sniper, you will think about this later. >Ask Miss Curren for Advice? >Contact Commander Hayate Yagami? You haven’t told her that you can contact Miss Curren, but that is not important right now. >Other
>>31580689Do you guys want to ask Isis too while you are at it, or just Vivio privately?
>>31580951Right... let's ask both. >Writing.
>>31580990You need some help to come to a decision… and well, you have them there. So without any hesitation you ask them, “Guys, I just received a message from Miss Curren Huckebein. They are willing to help us and the TSAB deal with the outbreak under two conditions. While they are nothing out of the ordinary, I am not sure if I should ask the Huckebein family for their help?” Isis jumps at the problem immediately, “The Huckebein Family… that is certainly a famous militia, there are very few merc groups that would be able to match them. But don’t they operate outside the TSAB Space? No, that’s not important right now. Tohma, then why are you hesitating, I hope this is not just about the money?” “Well, I do not want to just say that I will pay them with what Silber Engel makes, you and I are partners, Isis, so you have a say on how we use the money we earn.” A partnership is a bond between equals, Isis has a much as stake in Silber Engel as you do, so she has to make the choices along you. “Tohma, I feel that you shouldn’t hesitate, if it is for the sake of helping others, I am sure that your mate will understand you. If not, then she is not someone you should be working with…” Gee, Ein, don’t say that sort of things, money is kinda important too. “Heheh, I guess Miss Green is right, payment is not a problem, so you shouldn’t worry about that. I am sure that we can ask the TSAB to fork the bill and pay the Huckebeins. I am sure if you call Commander Yagami cute a couple more times, she will melt like butter to your sweet words of love.” Hey… don’t say that, especially in front of Vivio! “Tohma!!” You feel Vivio’s glare on you and part of you starts panicking, what can you do?>[1/?]
>>31581321“Wait, wait, it was just a negotiation tactic, something to win her trust, and still, to me Vivio is still the cutest! There is no comparison!” Vivio does not buy fully your excuses, but she relents… and at this moment Isis takes the opportunity to fuel the fires once again. “So... out with it, what is your problem? We both know that money would not cause you to hesitate so much. Come and trust your mate with your problems, your older sister Isis will help you with everything, hehe!” First of all you would like to point that you were probably around the same age… and you could be that you were older than Isis. Second, Isis is not making this any easier “… Right, as for her second condition, Miss Curren Huckebein has asked me to go on a date with her.” “””“DATE”””” The four girls in the command room cheer in union, as they react to the bomb you dropped. “Wait, it’s not a romantic date or anything (at least I hope so), she probably wants me to go and meet her so we can talk about some more about the Eclipse and the Silver Cross.” “Even so, Tohma, you can’t be thinking of accepting right? From what I understand the Huckebein family are known killers, mercenaries that have done many horrible tasks and are considered monsters by many… Tohma you shouldn’t meet that woman, no matter what she promises you, you shouldn’t.” Einhard is probably right, the Huckebein family are not the sort of people you should hang around, but… “Guys… they know about my hometown… they are the first sort of clue about what happened seven years ago, I can’t let that escape me.” >[2/3]
>[3/3] The group stays silent for a moment, before Isis speaks “Then, just go, as your mate I will support you in everything you want to do, go for it Tohma!” Thanks Isis, but there is another person you want to ask her opinion… the one person who you must answer, “Vivio, are you alright with me going along with this. I won’t ask you to like what I will have to do, but I hope you can understand why I am doing it.” Yeah, this is probably not going to go well.Vivio takes a moment to process everything, but in the end, “I don’t like it. I try be understanding about this, and I know that this is still important for you, but I still don’t like it. I really do not like the idea of you going around and dating an older woman that I don’t even know.” “Vivio… I-“ You have no idea of how to work this, but you should have expected this, who would be fine with their lover cheating on them. (At thinking the word Lover Tohma blushes internally) “So I will compromise, you can go on your date… on one condition. Let me come with you! I will go with you on that date!” What! Your most important friend Vivio wants to come on your date with Miss Curren, what do you do? >Accept, it will be fun at least. >No, I will go alone>No, I won’t go, we do not need the Hucks>Ask Miss Curren if you can bring Vivio along?>Ask Miss Hayate if the TSAB can pay the Hucks?>Other?
>>31581550>Vivio/Curren Double DateTHERE IS NO WAY THIS CAN END BADLYALL WAIFUS ARE GO GO GO GO GO
>>31581550>Accept, it will be fun at least.Multi-bestgirl-teasing.
>>31581594Will wait 10 more mins for another vote.
>>31581673Multiple best girls... you heretic! >All Girls are Best Girls to me! >>31581673>>31581594>Writing
>>31581852“All right.” You know this is a bad decision and that nothing good will ever come from this, but you have never been able to deny those eyes. Those odd-eyes had always won you over and this time is no different. “You can come, but I expect you to be careful… Vivio, I do not want you to be in danger okay.” “Do not worry, if something happens I am sure you will protect me!” VIvio just cheers around, as she jump in and pulls you into a hug. Feeling her near you… you feel that once again this is worth it… that just being near your friends makes you happy… how funny, the you from before meeting Suchan would have laughed if you had told him that. “Hey, don’t say that, I expect you to save me if anything happens, Vivio.” She laughs against your chest, and in that moment you feel happy. This was what you wanted to run away from, this sort of happiness that would wash away your hate. “Teeheh, do not worry, if you are scared, you are welcome to hide behind me, Tohma!” You both laugh at this, you really had missed this, to just relax around someone you knew. Still, you feel sorry for the White Devil and the Belkan Church, because there is no stopping this, you have already sent your acceptance message to Miss. Curren, with the extra condition added. Surprisingly (or maybe not), Miss Curren accepted. Well there is no turning back. How did that saying go… a flower in each hand? Sigh, well it is just a date, nothing special. What could co wrong? Somehow you feel like you do not want to know. Now that this problem has been solved, what do you do? >Plan to deal with the gunner? You have no time to waste.>Rest right now, you are too tired. >Take over Corona so she can rest? >Call back Mira and Lily, you want to introduce them to Vivio and Ein.>Other? >Vivio is hugging you still, push her away and hug someone else? >Group Hug?
>>31582015Right then. There's a sniper shooting down TSAB airships. Thoughts?
>>31582379“Right, moving on, there is that sniper guy who is shooting the TSAB Airships, we have to deal with it to make sure we can evacuate in peace… any ideas?” VIvio is still bearhugging you from your side, and while it is somewhat painful, you do not have the heart to tell her to get away. “A Sniper, well that is easy, we just need to counter snipe it… I can rig up a fake dummy and have the sniper shoot at it, and then you take the opportunity and snipe back at it! Pretty Easy!” “I do not think that might work… from the data the TSAB gave us, I think that the sniper is near the central area, surrounded by Skyscrapers, so I am not sure if we should just shoot blindly at that area.” “If so, then may I suggest something?” Ein interjects into the conversation, “The best way to deal with a sniper is to close the distance on them. Your team may prefer to try to rush to the sniper and catch him in CQC, that way you will be able to avoid collateral damage.” “Eh… that won’t work missy, any sniper worth his salt will try to change his position once he was found, Tohma, the best strategy is to counter snipe, just trust in me.” Isis is being serious about this and you feel that if she keeps calling Ein, Miss Green, you will lose a friend before the day ends. “I also have an idea,” You hear a voice from besides you, and turn your head to face Vivio, “how about you make the Sniper follow you, if you force him to run after you, I am sure that you can win.”
“That’s just easier said than done, Vivi, I doubt that Sempai has anything that would force the Sniper to fight him.” Corona takes a moment to think before giving you her suggestion, “Sempai, maybe you should concentrate on finding the sniper first before it finds you, if you attack first then you will have the advantage.” All of these plans sound good but… >You will try to counter-snipe, Isis will make a decoy! >You will shield someone while they counter-snipe! You and Lily will protect them! >Your team will rush towards the sniper, maybe if you are fast enough…>You will try to draw the sniper’s attention, if you distract it enough, you can flush him out.>You will try to scan for him first, attacking first is always better. >You will randomly shoot in the direction the Sniper is, you will destroy his cover to flush him out, collateral damage be damned! >Other? >Ask Vivio to let you go... you feel like you will die at this rate! >More hugs? Feed the Hug Machine!
>>31582706"The sniper is a Divider, and frankly this place is going to be nuked in a little over a day. Collateral damage be fucked, let's level central."
>>31582706Rushing towards the sniper who has had days to prepare traps and escape routes in an enclosed space is a bad idea, as is wantonly blasting towards central.Which leaves our remaining choices with either scanning down the Sniper and prepare an ambush, or to bait them into coming to a battleground of our choosing.The problem, as Corona stated, is we need bait for the first plan, and there are many, many buildings and windows to scan down for the second plan.
>>31582941Leveling Central is a valid choice... save for the fact that Nanoha and Co are still there. The TSAB won't like to hear that you killed the White Devil due to friendly Fire.
>>31582941It has been hinted that Very Bad Things are in central, I don't want to attract them towards civilians being evac'd.
>>31583063>>31583081Both valid points. Baiting it is!This person is clearly shooting down TSAB airships. If we can make something that looks like one and have it appear to land, we can see where the fire is being shot from by looking from a nearby skyscraper. Pinpoint him that way.
>>31583127If it is about a Decoy Ship, Isis can fake one using Puffy... that thing has some crazy utility. But I will warn you that the Decoy won't work more than twice, if you abuse it too much the sniper will notice that something is up. Also I will give you two options/ideasFirst, you probably can try baiting the sniper by using the Silver Cross... if the Sniper is an EC Driver, s/he will be interested in you. The Second, is that you can ask Miss Curren for help... you are paying her after all.
>>31583236Righto! Inform Ms. Curren there is a sniper shooting down TSAB airships. Have her position herself in Central (or her agents), and then use the decoy. Or a big, glowing sign that says, "Silver Cross is here," though that might be a dumb idea.
>>31583236We can use the decoy Twice?Perfect! The first will be to get the building location and window height of the sniper. Then we prepare the ambush. Right before the Evacuation Airships enter the atmosphere(or area of operation), we lead with the second Decoy, and ambush the sniper right when they open fire.
>>31583236We're using ourselves as bait.No Divider worth their EXP would just let the Zero Divider waltz pass them without doing at least something.
>>31583582>>31583591>>31583614All are valid choices, but you can only do one... please choose wisely, but I do have to say two things... Curren can't give you any of her agents in Central, at best she can have send someone to the Northern Sector, Second, if you ask for non-party allies, you will receive an EXP penalty (or rather, they will also take part of the EXP)
>>31583718Fine, how about this.We have Isis pull her decoy move while we sync with Lily and counter-snipe with both our gunfight bonuses.There's almost a zero chance for error and that's only if the sniper has a Defensive skill as broken as the Monk Devider's EC Lock technique.
>>31583848Well that could work, and I promise that the Sniper does not have a Defensive Skill as Broken as Lock. Will give it a few more mins for others to give their opinions
>>31584213Alright let's go with this.
>>31584441“Let’s go with Isis’s plan, this place will get nuked anyway so I don’t really care about collateral damage, the target is not exactly in central, so I am mostly sure we can avoid friendly fire.” This is probably the best way to handle this, you are not comfortable with trying to rush towards the sniper and fight in a battlefield it has prepared, and you are not sure what kind of bait you can use to draw him out. “Right mate, so I will go work on the decoys, I need to prepare enough fuel for them,” Isis turns to Corona, “So girl, do you know where they store the chemicals here, I do not need anything too fancy, even normal cleaning supplies should be good enough.” “Down the hall to the left, you should find one of the labs we used to test the participants, I think you will find what you need there.” Corona meekly points towards a point on a holomap of the stadium, the area is not far away. “Right, well Tohma, I will go and prepare, I think you should take some time and rest, also make sure the others rest too, I will need them at 100% for what is too come.” Isis leaves the central offices quickly, leaving you with Eins, Vivio and Corona. You are kinda tired now, and probably should now rest… but Vivio is still hugging you. What do you do?>Break out! You will go to sleep now. >Just go to sleep, she will release you eventually. >Ask Corona to call Mira and Lily and tell them to return. >Talk to Corona?>Talk to Ein?>Talk to Vivio?>Prepare for the battle some more, try to think of how to shoot the sniper and only the sniper. >Other?
>>31584693>>31584693>Just go to sleep, she doesn't need to ever let go...
>>31584693>Ask Corona to call Mira and Lily and tell them to return. >Prepare for the battle some more, try to think of how to shoot the sniper and only the sniper. We can sleep when Lily and Mira get back. And move Vivo from your arm to your lap, enough cuddles should sate her.
>>31585065>>31585026Will wait for another vote, if not after 10 mins I will roll for it.
Rolled 1>>315852551- Sleep 2- Plans
>>31585578“Corona… I need you to call Lily and Mira, tell them to come back and rest… I need to go to sleep right now.” These last few battles have been a bit tiresome and now you needed to prepare for the battle against the sniper. Three hours is not much, so you have to make the best of it. “Right, Sempai, do you need anything else?” Even though she is probably more tired than you are, Corona continues to take control of the situation. Just a bit more, and the TSAB will get here and she will be able to rest. “No, I just need to sleep, thanks for all Corona.” You step outside of the office, dismissing your black knight armor and donning the blue suit that the TSAB gave you. Vivio, in her big form, is still connected to you via hug-to-man action, and while you try your best to ignore her, so she will let you go, you know you aren’t doing much. >[1/2]
>>31585924>[2/2]Anyhow you find a nice spot, in a waiting room near the main offices. In the center of the room, there is a nice couch that looks oddly comfortable… who knew these stadiums had such nice furniture. Sitting on it, you still feel Vivio connected to you, right now she is sitting over the sofa on her knees, and you turn to face her, “You really won’t let go, won’t you?” “No.” “Why? I won’t go away, so you can let me go.” You are feeling oddly jerky right now, like you really need to do something. You know what it is… but you will never allow it to happen, not in front of her. “I… I feel that if I let you go… you will leave me, us. So I wan’t to stay with you some more.” “Leave you? Don’t be stupid, if I ever left you, I am sure Ein and you will find me and bring me back… so don’t worry.” If it had been anyone else, you wouldn't have said something like that, but if it is for this girl... you feel that you have to try the best for her. You take this moment to light VIvio in your arms, placing her on your laps. “If you won’t won’t ever let go, then just sit like this… this time I won’t let you go!” This time you hug Vivio yourself, allowing her to rest on your body. “Wait, T-tohma! let me go... it-” Vivio squirms in your arms. Is she really that uncomfortable with this? You thought she would be fine with this, after all she was the one who went all huggy-huggy in the first place. “Shhh, I just want to sleep a bit, so don’t go.” You feel your eyes dropping… you really are tired. But before everything turns black, you hear Vivio again, “Yeah, sleep Tohma, I won’t leave you.” Thus you sleep. While you sleep you. >Hear a strange sound, check it out. >You dream>There is this warm thing near you. >Other?
>>31586234Jumping on it a bit fast...You dream of...>Of Victory and Glory, the ultimate victory against your greatest enemy! >Of Retribution, the day where all depts are paid will one day come... >Of Peace, the angelic days you want to spend along your friends>Of Hell, of a World where only Devils Live? >Other>Of a Date, your date with Miss Curren and Vivio will be a stupid mess won't it.
>>31585976>Something warm. And nekkid
>>31586368>Of Hell, of a World where only Devils Live?
>>31586394First of all sorry, I looks like I jumped the gun...>>31586437Very well >Writing.
>>31586610You fall to sleep very easily, your body is tired, your soul is weary and you need to regain your humanity… that is why you fall to sleep so easily. While you sleep you dream… of hell, of a world of darkness, of a world where nothing except devils may live. This sad pathetic world is your heart, the remains of what once could have been a great man… now it is a place filled with hate, where even the poison called Eclipse found a home. But even so, you do not hate it, for this world is also part of you… and in it lies an odd friend. Sadly that friend is not here right now. This lyrical world cannot connect to those who reside in the conscious realm at the moment. Instead, out of the darkness a familiar figure appears. She was born of crystal and hate, an enemy that you can’t accept. She is the Crystal Devil, a monster that can exist in this world too. She sits over a single chair in the darkness, gracefully drinking tea.“Good Evening Tohma Avenir, I am sure you did not expect to see me here, nevertheless, such is fate. I know that this is not quite the most opportune time, but would you enjoy some tea?” The pink haired girl waves her hand as a tray with tea and cups appears besides her, “Come and sit down, I am sure we have much to talk about.” What do you do?>Leave>Leave>Leave>Stay… this will get interesting.
>>31586704>Confess our unending love for our true Waifu
>>31586704Stay, tell her you're sorry.Ask for forgiveness.
>>31586704>Stay… this will get interesting. Wait for her to start saying something really dramatic and interrupt her by doing this.
>>31586883But what if she doesn't say anything dramatic... will you just sit there like a loser and not say anything witty? Anyhow >>31586783>>31586808>>31586883We have 1) A Confession, 2) Asking her to forgive us 3) Make fun of her...Which one do you guys want to do?
>>31586942It's not making fun of her, it's just some teasing.Alright, it's kind of the same thing, but seriously, I'm expecting her to definitely say something Tohma won't like, just instead of stabbing/shooting her in response, a bit of harmless teasing instead.
>>31586984But her dignity as the final boss, how can you do that? Well if there are no tie breakers, I will probably combine all of these, I guess we will keep the humor even in the weird spiritual segments.
>>31587090Well writing, will just combine them as best as I can.
>>31587289You won’t run away from her, at least not now. With a quick bow you take a cup of tea from the tray and seat in the chair that the pink haired girl suddenly materializes for you. With a wave of her hand, a small table appears, and now you feel like if you were in a café with her, drinking tea like the two of you were friends. How strange. You two spend a few moments in silence before you start talking, “I must apologize, for last time, I think I killed you, right?” You don’t exactly remember what happened exactly, but you know that at least. This is the reason she hates you in the real world right? Also it was either apologizing or confessing… and you felt that this one was the safest. You explode in anger, but all she just tilts her head and asks, “Kill me, I think you are mistaken… but being honest, if someone should apologize, it should be me. Last time, you suffered because of me, I couldn’t control myself and for that reason I almost ended your life.” She takes a moment to bow her head, “For that reason I must ask you to forgive me, Hero of the Silver Cross.” She is being sincere about this, and a part of you feels cheated. You were totally expecting her to go and say something dramatic and cool… and then you would pull her cheeks and tease her. In your mind, everything had been planned perfectly. Chuuu, this was not fun. Teasing cute girls was your favorite thing to do.
“Still, I must say that I am happy to be able to speak with you like this, I expected you to attack me the moment we met, Hero. But I should have never doubted you, a hero always seeks to the path of understanding.” She smiles when she says this and somehow you feel she has the wrong idea about you, you are no hero, and certainly understanding others is something you do. “Still don’t you have some questions to ask me, this is a rare opportunity, so we must make the most of it.” Well since she is offering, what do you ask? >Who are you?>What is this place?>Who was that other Devil?>Don’t you want… like to totally kill me now?>How are you related to the Eclipse?>Other >Add some way to tease her.
>>31587496>Is there anything I can do to help you?
>>31587496>Who are you?>What is your name?>How does she feel about head-pats?
>>31587896>>31587718Then you should start with the most obvious question, “Who are you?” “I am someone who was saved by you. I had been cursed to a cruel fate, but you allowed me to change that fate into a future of hope. For that I must thank you, Hero.” She smiles warmly when she says this, but somehow you feel lost, you saved her? When? “Then, what’s your name?” A name… you needed to know her name, if she wasn’t that other girl, or if she really was, you still needed to know the name.“My name, hehe, how forward, good! A man should not hesitate to ask the name and numbers of cute girls, my father always says that.” She giggles a bit before taking a moment to serve herself some more tea, “My name is A*****, my father told me it is the name of one of one of the great goddesses of the old world. The one who protects the peace and love of the world.” She straightened her chest proudly, but you could just stare at her in confusion, you couldn’t hear that name. “A- I can’t hear anything else… what is your name again? Can you repeat again, for some reason I did not catch that.” “I see, so your hate is still clouding your heart. Can it be that some part of you is still rejecting me, I guess I can’t blame you? Then, until you are able to hear me…” She stops to twirl her spoon in her tea, as she thinks of something, “Then how about you just call me A. I am sure one day you will be able to call me by my real name.” “A… I see, then is there something I can do for you?” If she is not your enemy, then you want to help A, maybe you can do something for her?
“Hehe, there is no need Mr. Hero, you have done more than enough, but I have to say that I appreciate it. But I can handle the rest, my own happiness and you, they must be won by my own hard work, or else they won’t have any meaning. Well, being honest, I could ask you to find my friend, I know that fowl bird won’t just appear before me, but I also want to find her on my own… so I guess that the only thing I can ask of you is to continue being yourself, continue using your powers to help others just like you helped me, Mr. Hero of the Silver Cross.” To continue to help others, she did not have to tell you that, you planned to do that anyhow, but still, her telling you this makes you feel flattered. This is not a bad feeling. “One last question, how do you feel about head-pats?” This is important, you know it! “Heheh, I love them, but I love ticking more, so when we meet in the real world, lets tickle each other, Mr. Hero!” A wiggles her hands in front of you, and suddenly you fear ending on her mercy and being tortured by her hands. "Father tells me that I am the best at this, so I know I won't lose to you!" She is right, you know that if it came to a match there would be no hope for victory, this girl is such a great evil. Still both of you laugh... and seeing her smile.You feel oddly happy. >This was someone that was saved by me... by me and the Eclipse, right? You have some time left what do you do.>Can I call you something cute like A-tan? I feel that A is too simple. >What is this place?>Who was that other Devil?>Aren’t you lonely here?>How exactly did I save you?>Don’t you want to totally kill me here?>How are you related to the EC?>Other?>Just leave, you need to wake up… someone is near you.
>>31588464>Who was that other Devil?>How exactly did I save you?
>>31588464>Can I call you something cute like A-tan? I feel like A isn't cute enough for you.>How exactly did I save you?
>>31588621>>31588850Well, writing! At this point like half of the EC based plot should be obvious by now.
>>31589021“Can I call you something cute like A-tan? I feel like A isn’t cute enough for you?” Just calling a girl like this one A leaves a bad taste in your mouth, to you cute is justice and that will not change now. “… A-tan? I guess I like it, I am not sure if I should be happy the name I have that belongs to a goddess is being shortened to something like that, but who cares, I think it is cute too. So Mr. Hero, you can call me A-tan if you want.” “Right, then A-tan, how exactly did I save you?” This is the part that worries you, you dislike the idea of taking credit for things you have not done, and the last thing you did to this devil was stabbing her with your sword and the Zero Effect- Oh…Before you can word your theory A-tan responds, “Many years ago… I lost myself, to the madness to the hate… I gave up and allowed it to take over me… and become something that could only destroy. In the end I caused everyone to suffer, and my friend had to use all of her powers to kill me and so I sleep, in the crystal, awaiting to be released and be allowed to destroy once again. But in the end, it was you who stopped me, who saved me, Mr. Hero. Using a fake proxy, you managed to connect to my heart that was lost in rage. Thanks to that bond, I was saved. Through you and your kind heart, I learned many things. Because of you, I learned to care my friends, through your heart that is capable of caring for others. Because of you, I learned to hate crimes through your heart that is cable of hating injustice. Because of you, I learned to save the weak through your heart that was once saved when it was weak. Because of you, I learned to comfort others, through your heart that has been comforted many times. Because of you, I learned to become angry, through your heart that hates to see the tears of others. And finally…
>[1/2] Because of you, I learned to love others, through your heart that is filled with love. Because of you, I learned to hate others, through your heart that is filled with hate. To you it may have not been anything special… but for me it meant the world. In the end you washed… no you erased the madness in me, and your heart taught me to be human again. This place may be called hell to me, but because of you, this place might as well be heaven for me.” A-tan is now crying and she takes one of your hands- your unarmored right- and holds it in her hands. “Mr. Hero, I know you might not understand exactly what I said, but allow me to say this, thank you… thank you for saving me. Even if to you it was something simple, to me it was something special, very special. It’s a debt that I will never be able to fully repay.” You… you do not know what to say, but right here, right now, this girl looks to cute… so you will change the topic… quickly before you do something you may regret. “Then who was the other devil?” A-tan, thankfully, releases your hand, “The other devil?” She stops for a moment to think… “Oh, you mean the cute little devil in white?” Well you did not mean that but now you were curious about that too, “I don’t know, I only know that she was really cute. Being honest, I am kind of surprised you do not know who she is, after all the one who called her was you.”
>[3/3]“Called?” “Yeah, at that moment when I attacked you… you called upon someone to protect yourself… I guess that cute devil is the image of the strongest and most absolute power you had in your heart that is why you called it to protect yourself!” The strongest image in your heart… that devil! “Don’t joke around…I don't like that stupid devil, but thanks. I am glad to hear all of this.” You really are, even though you really do not understand exactly how this all works, you are glad that your powers worked to save someone, even if it was just A-tan. Right now you feel a bit closer to becoming like Su-chan. You do not have much time, but you think you could get out another question at least. >What is this place?>No really, in reality there is another devil who looks just like you, who is she?>Aren’t you lonely here?>Don’t you want to totally kill me here?>Can you help me, I have this problem…>How are you related to the EC?>Other?>Just leave, you need to wake up… someone is near you.
>>31589486>Can you help me, I have this problem…We have so manny.
>>31589486>No really, in reality there is another devil who looks just like you, who is she?
>>31589526Don't you have them... well this one was meant to ask her to help you cure the EC outbreak...Also >>31589526>>31589571Please choose one, you do not have time to waste.
>>31589609I'll switch to >>31589526saving people is important and stuff.
>>31589609Right, then writing! Have something while you wait.
>>31589778“Wait, one last thing before I go… there is an outbreak in the city, and I don’t have much time, is there some way to cure the virus? I have to save as many of the infected as possible?” You hopes that she had some way to help fight the Eclipse, that way you could avoid the other devil that looked so much like A-tan.“An outbreak? Well the fastest method would be to take a sample of the EC Virus and introduce it into your body, Mr. Hero… from there you would be able to create a vaccine with the help of the Silver Cross. But I wouldn’t recommend it, Mr. Hero, this method is extremely dangerous, it would be like infecting yourself once again with the EC virus… there would be no guarantee that you would survive, or that you would be able to even control the infection. Silver Cross or no, you should only consider this method only if you have no other choice, and it will work for only one viral-strain at the time.” A-tan pounds her hands on the coffee table, trying to drive her point home. “Then can someone be infected by more than one strain of the EC Virus?” “Yeah, I mean you are looking at one someone that has three strains of the EC… The Original Strain, your Zero-Strain (which saved me), the first variant strain, which mutated from Q-chan back in the day (most of the present EC drivers are based on Q-chan’s data). But it’s something extremely rare, so I do not expect for there to be more than one or two guys with more than one virus strain.But that’s not important, let’s talk about the other method, you need to find the infection agent and devour it with the Silver Cross.” >[1/2]
>[2/2]“Infection agent, you mean the Silver Crosses they used to cause the outbreak?” You wonder about that, how will that help?“They can produce copies of the Silver Cross already? I guess he really has advanced too much… anyhow that not important right now, you only really need the data of the original virus that each copy Silver Cross carries, with it you can use your original book to make a suppressant to calm the infected. This suppressant won’t cure the virus, but it should calm the mutations and constant viralizings a unstable infected suffers from and allow them to regain their sanity, with some luck you might be able to make the suppressants powerful enough to cause the virus to become dormant in their bodies, and make them mostly normal again. At least until something causes the Virus to react inside them again. I do not have to say that this won’t work on other EC Drivers, but you probably can also make suppressants that allow them to control their viral levels better, but I kinda doubt it. Anyhow, I think our time is up. Thank you Mr. Hero, I was glad to be of help… even if it was only this much, it really made me happy.” A-tan and this world begins to fade… no the one who fades is you. Before you disappear, what do you say to A-tan?>Write-In?
>>31590117>If you ever need me, just call. I'll come and help you... because we're friends!
>>31590390“A-tan… if you ever need me, just call! I’ll come and help you… because we’re friends.” You have been saying things similar like this many times lately. You have made many promises to protect people, to save them… but this one is a bit more special, because this girl really believes in you. She believes that you are her Hero, and part of you wants to match her expectations. As the world fades, you do not hear her reply, but you at least said your piece, now all you had left was to meet her in the real world. -----You are Tohma Avenir, a man infected by the EC Virus and who must prepare to battle to death with a laser sniper that shoots down TSAB Airships… and you just woke up. Your eyes are still closed, but you feel two warm things near you, which must be pillows. One is on your lap, and is resting on your right shoulder, the other rests on your left shoulder, and feels heavier and distant. There is still some time before you must wake up, and you feel oddly comfortable (even though the thing on your lap weights a lot), what do you do?>Call for Lily, you need her to help you control your EC, you will just sleep until she comes. >Go to sleep, these warm things are too comfortable… kinda. >Do not fall for the old traps, this old dog knows what those things are! >Stay still and try to get out. Your life might depend on it. >Try to shake one off? The one on your left shoulder? >Other?