Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandMissed 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%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=magical+girl+hunterhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=gundam+build+fighters+questYou are Captain WILLIAM PIERCE, a combat rescue officer of the United States Air Force.Currently, you're on the tarmac next to your freshly assembled Ghost Hawk, ready and waiting to go. Your aircrew is already onboard, and they've assured you that everything's right where it should be. A dozen meters away, you see a Chinook that would be carrying the Christina's technical team and their equipment. You're pretty much ready to go. All you need now are for the Japanese witches to arrive.Your witches, meanwhile, are busy getting fitted into their strikers in preparation for the trip. It was going to be quite a distance, and you'd require several stops to refuel, but you'd rather ride in an open helo with the wind blowing on your face than cooped up in a cramped, pressurized cabin.You then see a Humvee and a trailer carrying a pair of strikers headed towards your landing area. Both vehicles grind to a halt, and the techs swarm the trailer as they begin to unload the pair of F-15 strikers. You see Jetstream and one other witch step out of the Humvee."Jetstream." You nod to acknowledge her presence."Captain." Jetstream nods back. >Ready to go?>Is this your whole squadron?>Who's your wingwitch?>Other
>>32947906>Who's your wingwitch?>This all that's coming?
>>32947906>Who's your wingwitch?
>>32947932This sounds about right
>>32947906"Is this all that's coming?" You raise an eyebrow."We have been attached to your unit to assist you, not provide a full complement of witches." Jetstream explains. "Many of our sisters are already deployed in Korea or assigned to air defense in the Home Islands.""I see." You then turn to Jetstream's wingwitch. Like most Japanese, she seemed much smaller and shorter than the average American. However, she exuded that typical Japanese nobility and self-assurance that they were largely known for. "And you are...?""Lieutenant Yuko Nabeshima reporting for duty, sir!" The small Japanese witch crisply salutes you."At ease." You say, returning the salute."You could just call her Euclid." Jetstream adds in. "Sheesh, Major..." Euclid pouts."She got perfect scores on her mathematics exams." Jetstream explains. "That's what we've been calling her ever since."Behind them, you see the technicians unloading the pair's strikers, along with their weapons. You see a katana and pair of Uzis, no doubt Jetstream's weapons. However, you also see a bow and a set of arrows.>Continue with preparations to lift off.>Ask about the bow.>Other
>>32948191>Continue with preparations to lift off.>Other Introduce Euclid to the rest of the Witches.
>>32948191>Continue with preparations to lift off.>Point out rest of the crew for Euclid
>>32948191>Continue with preparations to lift off.We shouldn't be surprised by the bow at this point.
>>32948191>>Continue with preparations to lift off.
>>32948191>Continue with preparations to lift off.a bow.....fuck it! IT JUST WORKS!
>>32948191>Ask about the bow.NEED TO KNOW INTENSIFIES
>>32948191>>Ask about the bow.Gotta say in certain areas SW/SWQ-verse japanese witches are rather decently sized even compared to amercian ones (excluding THOSE two)
>>32948279Tarin has one as well from what I recall. Though I don't think she's been shown using it... yet.
>>32948191>Continue with preparations to lift off.
>>32948311some SF's still use bow's/crossbow's
>>32948331Didn't know that. I mean I get the crossbow's. Hell it was still used in WWI. But bow, huh.
>>32948361its a perfect weapon for a stealth mission if you think about it
>>32948361At the very least, bows are stealthier than guns.
>>32948395One could channel magic better into a bow and arrow in theory.
>>32948191We really shouldn't have much to do preparations wise, but there's no reason we can't walk and talk>continue with flight prep>ask about bow
>>32948191"All right, I'll leave you to your preparations, then. We're due to life off in ten minutes." You say, and then focus on Euclid. "Anyways, Euclid, the other witches you'll be working with are right over there. The tall one there is Janice, the one with the knives is Tarin, and Red is the one with the red hair and katana.""I see." Euclid nods. "Why does the red one not wear strikers?""Personal preference." You state. "Plus it's easier for her to move around on the ground that way. That's a very important thing in our line of work.""I see..." Euclid frowns, clearly not convinced.>Just leave it.>Ask her what's wrong.>Other
>>32948443>>Ask her what's wrong.might as well get it out in the open before we can deal with it.
>>32948443>Ask her what's wrong.awww shit here we go....
>>32948443>Ask her what's wrong."Your face says you disagree. So the question is; What?"
>>32948443>>Ask her what's wrong.
>>32948443>Ask her what's wrong.She got a problem with pants?
>>32948443>Ask her what's wrong.
>>32948482SHE HATES PANTS!?!
>>32948443>Ask her what's wrong."Your face says you disagree. So the question is; What? Don't like pants?"
What kind of monster hates pants?
>>32948573the bitchy witchy kind!
>>32948573The one's that like the showing of legs.
>>32948599Pants are superior.
>>32948443>Ask her what's wrong.If it's not calssified, we shoul drop that she beat Motherfucking Raikov in single combat without needing strikers.
>>32948612And you know those aren't pants in anyway. They're closer to stockings if not are than anything.
>>32948623Fuck yes this
>>32948612Nopants is better
>>32948656If you can see through them like >>32948612 they anit pants.
>>32948717Can't hear you over the sound of pants.
>>32948678>>32948717WHY NOT BOTH!?!
>>32948744more like the sound of Shirley's top tier tits.
>>32948744Found something better.No pants.
>>32948744>>32948778>not the sound of the pants coming off
>>32948443"Something tells me you disagree." You say. "What's wrong? Don't like pants?""N-no! Nothing like that!" Euclid shakes her head rapidly. "It's just... I find it hard to believe a witch would voluntarily forgo strikers! It's the highest honor to pilot one! Has... has she shamed herself somehow to deserve this treatment?""Nope. It's totally her choice." You say, look at Red as she talks with Rex about something you can't quite hear. "And honestly, I'm glad I can count on her to watch my back when we're on the ground.""But-""Now now, Euclid." Jetstream laughs and slaps her subordinate on the back. "If's her choice to make, and if that's what she wants, who are you to say otherwise?""Understood, Major." Euclid sighs."Don't mind her." Jetstream grins at you. "Euclid comes from a well respected clan, so she is very much a traditionalist. I specifically nominated her to be my wing so that she can broaden her horizons.""It just... still doesn't make sense to me." Euclid grumbles."Well, you can try asking her yourself when we get to Tokyo." You grin, ruffling Euclid's hair on instinct. The girl blushes while Jetstream gives a loud chortle. The techs then yell something in Japanese, no doubt letting Jetstream and Euclid know that their strikers are ready. The two Japanese witches head off to get loaded while you return to the Ghost Hawk.(cont)
>>32948839"Heh, putting the moves on the Jap witches now?" Bullseye grins as you step into the cabin. "Wonder what Janice would think about that.""Just being polite." You sigh. "Janice is a big girl. She'll understand."Finally, the ground crew gives you the all clear signal."Rescue One, you are clear for takeoff." The control tower announces. "Remember to follow your assigned flight path and do not deviate. The Japanese take their air defense very seriously and if you wander too far they may very well shoot you down.""Got it. Thanks, Control." Bullseye says as he powers up the engines. "So how do you want us to do this, sir? We take slow and enjoy the scenery, or do you want us to get to Tokyo asap?"You think on it. While taking it slow would be relatively relaxing and put less stress on your helo and the witches, you knew that the Japanese also took punctuality very seriously, and there was a war going on, after all. >Take it slow. We're in no hurry.>Let's get this done. We've got a war to fight.>Other
>>32948857>Let's get this done. We've got a war to fight.
>>32948839>TraditionalistWhoooo boy, especially in this age where they're on the verge of being obsolete (other factors notwithstanding)>>32948857First impressions/etc.
>>32948857>Take it slow. We're in no hurry.Go over all stuff on the way. Push the hawk here and there to make sure all is green. Otherwise, all is good.
>>32948857>>OtherSTart out slow, make sure it was properly reassembled and didn't develop any new quirks on the way over then punch it later.
>>32948857>Take it slow. We're in no hurry.I kinda feel bad for witches like Euclid. Going to be a hard sell and move.
>>32948857>Let's get this done. We've got a war to fight.We can come back on vacation if we want to see the sights.
>>32948857>>Let's get this done. We've got a war to fight.
>>32948916>>32948857Agreed. This is good time to go over such things. Not really looking for scenery but making sure our shit still works the same out here considering the different climate.
>>32948857>>Let's get this done. We've got a war to fight.LETS GO TROMBE!
>>32948894>>32948916 These guys have the right ideaWe just had the thing completely disassembled, we should treat this more like a shakedown run then a taxi service
>>32948857>Take it slow. We're in no hurry.As others have stated less about scenery more about equipment check and putting her through the paces. Speed isn't hugely key here.
Sorry guys, a last minute dinner plans came up, so the next post will be delayed by like an hour.
>>32948839>ruffling a Japanese girl's hairPierce has no idea he effectively groped her, does he.
>>32949379looks like we have to marry her now.
>>32949249Why don't we have an Idol like that.
>>32949604We do.We have cole who acts like that when shes acting like a little girl
>>32949636That's because Cole wants to BE the little girl...
>>32949685Does that mean we are cole?And cole is us?
>>32949685That's because Cole wants to be HIS little girl...Fixed it
>>32949740>>32949737>>32949685Okay people hold this discussion for when Idol quest IS running. Not everyone here follows it or cares about it.
>>32949760can we talk about Janice instead?
>>32950014I have no problem with that.
>>32950014Yes, those side-ties need more discussion.
>>32950014Go for it.If I recall, she use a beltfed, no? Glorious woman she is.
>>32950014How do we get her in a kimono for a date in japan?
>>32950052I just hope Klinger tries to get a Section 6. It won't be the same without it.
>>32950052You mean getting her out of a Kimono
>>32950052I'm not sure, but it needs to happen.
>>32950074dunno getting that figure of hers in one may be an enjoyable challenge... and the reward.....
>>32950068Through early fog I see...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gO7uemm6Yo
>>32950114>>32950068Such a great show... Why can't we have more shows like this?
>>32950014Hey ghost! Did the doc give you the all clear? You up for Tuesday?
>>32950068It's section 8 but I'll forgive you
>>32950068>>32950114>>32950144Well if we are going to go to Korea, might as well put in as many MASH references as we can.
>>32950176I hope we get some!
>>32950176SUCKY SUCKY FIVE DORRAHME RABU U LONG TIME
>>32950329>>32950176We should call ourselves "Hawkeye" for the duration of this.
>>32950114with out the lyricshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCI8Wgs-o2I
>>32950360Nonono, we need to meet Hawkeye... But is there any US troops in Korea? Well, beyond ours and few small special units like it.Plus don't you want to introductions?>I'm Captain Pierce.>Oh? Well, I'm Pierce also and they just happen to made me a Captain too.I don't know seemed funner in my head. ;_;
>>32950434Good point, we need some old Hawkeye humor.
>>32950465Ah, but now the real questions who rolls with Hawkeye? Trapper or BJ? Both were good but very different characters. Or we can just have both there. Though I think I would miss Charles.
>>32950566I don't know, I might miss seeing them give Frank all sorts of shit
>>32950632Ah, but he could never get back at them like Charles could. Plus Charles, you know, was a good surgeon unlike Frank.
>>32950566I think I would miss Henry...
>>32950566Margaret, witch or not.
>>32950723Hot Lips as a witch? Sure why not, let's see what happens.
I keep thinking of Jetstream as a transformer because of her name. Sounds like she should turn into an F-15 and roll out.
>>32950723Is this the Hot Lips when Frank was there or the one after Frank got shipped off? Because I liked her character far more after Frank got kicked off.
>>32950669Good point, Charles was actually likable too>>32950723>>32950727>>32950760Heal Witch Hot Lips after Frank left>>32950691That episode man... I did not see it coming at all
>>32950754>Good point, Charles was actually likable tooI will never forget the episode where he stops caring about his personal hygiene just to spite Hawkeyes/BJs sloppiness. Hell that episode was great all around from what I remember of it.>>32950909That just wasn't fair...
>>32951021>>32950877Ah hell quoting bah...
>>32951021>mfw radar says thatAlso sorry if it's just the image and not the .gif iPads are shitty and don't always save them correctly
Okay, I'm finally back. Sorry for the wait!Writing post now.
>>32949249>>32951236>>32951237Boy, you must feel stupid
>>32951237well don't you look retarded right now
>>32951275>>32951276Ah! I missed the post what was the post!>>32951236Hi Merc!
>>32951297>Wow, QM dropped because people decided to chatter... what a dick.Was the post
>>32948857"Take it slow for now, just to make sure everything's working fine." You say. "But the moment you're sure we won't drop out of the sky, we're taking the fastlane.""Got it, sir." Bullseye nods and turns back to the controls. The Ghost Hawk slowly lifts up and over Okinawa Base and begins moving north, Behind you, you see the witches taking off and moving in formation, with Janice and Tarin on your right and Jetstream and Euclid on your left. Directly behind, you see the Chinook lifting off to follow you. Bullseye keeps the speed low as he tests all the various functions, which leaves you a bit of free time.>Talk to Red about the Japanese witches.>Ask Bullseye how Nungesser is doing.>Ask Rex what he's been up to.>Other
>>32951297>> Anonymous 06/23/14(Mon)00:20:17 No.32951237>"Wow, QM dropped because people decided to chatter... what a dick."
>>32951314>>Talk to Red about the Japanese witches.
>>32951314>Ask Rex what he's been up to.
>>32951311>>>32950669>>32951325ok guys lets not be dicks
>>32951314>>Ask Rex what he's been up to.Also, Merc, is it possible to meet the 4077 MASH?
>>32951314>shoot shit with air crewBullseye is busy running functions checks and the like, and we should be keeping air traffic clear.
>>32951314>>Ask Bullseye how Nungesser is doing.She flying over here right now isnt she
>>32951314>>Ask Bullseye how Nungesser is doing.I must have more details as to his fractured pelvis.
>>32951314>Ask Rex what he's been up to.Talking to Rex is kinda like talking to Tarin, still should be fun.
>>32951314>Ask Rex what he's been up to."I hear you got a new girlfriend."
>>32951314>>Talk to Red about the Japanese witches.>>Ask Bullseye how Nungesser is doing.>>Ask Rex what he's been up to.we've got time to kill
>>32951400Did we?I mean we could ask him how he spent his leave and it might come up... But do know that?
>>32951314Well, you might as well try to get something out of your normally quiet and stoic airman. Honestly, he was basically like a male version of Tarin in many respects, though you highly suspected that he didn't have a hidden cute side to him.It would be kinda weird if he did, though."Hey, Rex, so what have you done with your leave time?" You ask as he does a weapons check on one of the mounted M134s. "I know you've been hanging around in England. Were you by yourself or were you with company?""Well, we did meet my brother, even if it was only in passing." Rex shrugged."'We?'" You raise an eyebrow. "So you WERE with someone...""...Ghost." Rex says, as if he were reluctant to admit it.>Wait, isn't your brother THE Frank Bishop?>You and Ghost? I never would have thought it!>Sounds like you had quite the time there.>Other
>>32951591>You and Ghost? I never would have thought it!>Sounds like you had quite the time there.
>>32951591>You and Ghost? I never would have thought it!I want all them juicy details.
>>32951591>You and Ghost? I never would have thought it!>Sounds like you had quite the time there.I feel like one of those gossiping women but frankly I don't give a shit.NEED DETAILS NOW.
>>32951591>>You and Ghost? I never would have thought it!>>Sounds like you had quite the time there.
Isn't Ghost like 14?
>>32951591That ghostdiva assLEWDBRO.REXxGHOSTDIVA PLS
>>32951591>You and Ghost? I never would have thought it!>Sounds like you had quite the time there.>Other"So how is she?"
>>32951591>You and Ghost? I never would have thought it!
Much potential I sense in the Rex x Ghost.>You and Ghost? I never would have thought it!>Sounds like you had quite the time there.
>>32951681GHOST IS NOT FOR LEWDS.
>>32951717WRITE HORNET WRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITE!
>>32951717Do it feelthy
>>32951717If you're writing it then yes.Goddammit that Holly one.
>>32951718SHE IS NOW!
>>32951718You know you like the idea!
>>32951754One?[22:30] artyfone Time to waifu hessler[22:31] artyfone Garters + thigh highs > side ties anyday[22:32] Nonamebrand Garters, yes[22:32] feelthyLaptop watch arty start a war[22:32] artyfone I cant do that to merc[22:33] Ghostpeppers I"LL KILL YOU YOU FAITHLESS CUR![22:33] artyfone YOU CANT DENY THIS[22:35] Ghostpeppers I can and do. janice bestwitch[22:41] Nonamebrand Ghost best waifu[22:43] feelthyLaptop I still think that if Ghost lewds are written, the title should be "Never See Her Coming"
>>32951770Do it.>One?>Getting It RightVery lewd. The other one, not such much lewd. More suffering than lewd. Always suffering for Holly.
>>32951770>[22:35] Ghostpeppers I can and do. janice bestwitchWell he is right.Ghost second.
>>32951770>>32951717>>32951718Guys....What have you done with my sides?I don't know how, but they are gone and i don't know where they went to.
>>32951866Third after Tarin
>>32951591"You and Ghost? I never would have thought it!" You gasp with mock horror and shock. "Oooooh, were you two dating?" Red's eyes widen."We're just friends." Rex says simply, though it looks more like he's trying to convince himself than you. "I helped her out some time ago and she feels she owes me.""Suuuuuuure, Rex." Red grins."Well it sounds like there's a story behind that." You say, giving a quick glance at Red to get her to stop teasing Rex."It might take a while." Rex says simply."It's gonna be a long ride. We've got nothing but time." You say. You feel your momentum shift as the Ghost Hawk slowly begins picking up speed. Apparently Bullseye felt comfortable enough to go ahead at full steam."Yeah, well, it happened pretty early in the war, back when you were still in Alaska." Rex continues inspecting the minigun. "Ghost was sent behind the lines to strike Russian strategic assets before they could be deployed on the front. Something went wrong and she got shot down, and our bird was the one that got the call to extract her.""Oooooh, I remember that one." Hoskins nods. "That was a pretty hectic one.""The area was pretty heavily forested, so we couldn't actually land. I roped down to track her, and found her in the nick of time. The Russians were hot on her heels and they nearly caught up to her. I got rid of them, of course.""Wait..." Red frowns. "Exactly how many guys were after her?""There were a lot of Russians looking for her, but there was a fireteam of Spetsnaz that were hounding her.""You took out an entire Spetsnaz fireteam by yourself?" You raise an eyebrow."Ghost helped a bit." Rex said simply. "Anyways, I got her out of there. She's stayed in contact with me ever since.""That's pretty sweet." You chuckle."Goddamn." Red shakes her head. "Never would have figured she actually knew you.""Small world, I guess." Rex shrugs.>Nice to hear that you two are getting along.>Are you actually dating her?>Other
>>32951959>Are you actually dating her?
>>32951959>>Nice to hear that you two are getting along....whisper, >>Are you actually dating her?
>>32951959>Are you actually dating her?Well even if he isn't.>Nice to hear that you two are getting along.All the same.
>>32951959>Are you actually dating her?also HOLY SHIT
>>32951959>Are you actually dating her?Admit it Rex. ADMIT IT.
>>32951959>Are you actually dating her?We are going to set you up with Ghost whether you like it or not.
>>32951959>Nice to hear that you two are getting along.
>>32951959>>Are you actually dating her?
>>32951959God damn Rex confirmed for being a complete badass.>Nice to hear you two are getting along."Just don't be afraid t take it that extra step forward"
>>32951959>Are you actually dating her?Also, an entire Spetsnaz fireteam with support.What the /actual/ /fuck/.
So if we follow the pattern of Bishops getting awesome if witches are plugged into their gear, what did he plug Ghost into?
>>32951959>>Nice to hear that you two are getting along.>>Are you actually dating her?
>>32951959"So, are you actually dating her?" You ask the million dollar question."Well, not right now. At least I don't consider myself doing that. Ghost might, though." Rex sighs. I want to try and clarify things to her but... well... I just don't seem to find a good time to do it.""But you DO like her?""Well, yeah, I guess." Rex nods. "It's not like I despise her or anything. I just feel that it's... just not the right time. You know, with the war and all, I think there's a lot of other things we should be worrying about first."Rex certainly had a point. War was uncertain, and death could be waiting around any corner. However, that would be a bit hypocritical of you, considering your relationship with Janice. Hell, Bullseye's relationship with Nungesser was pretty open as well. Then again, in many ways, Rex just had a different way of thinking from the rest of you.>Yeah, that makes sense. You should probably wait.>You don't want to risk dying with regrets. Let her know how you feel while you still have the chance.>Other
>>32952095>Implying it's Ghost doing the plugging.
>>32952164>>You don't want to risk dying with regrets. Let her know how you feel while you still have the chance.
>>32952164>Other: Makes sense... but for both your sakes, take the time to tell her how you feel. It might make things easier for you.
>>32952164>You don't want to risk dying with regrets. Let her know how you feel while you still have the chance.Do it asshole.
>>32952164>You don't want to risk dying with regrets. Let her know how you feel while you still have the chance.
>>32952164"You don't want to risk dying with regrets." You warn him. "Let her know how you feel while you still have the chance.""Yeah, maybe I should." Rex nods. "I'll think about it.""Aaaaaah." Red sighs as she leans back in her seat. "Must be nice having a significant other. Feels like I'm the only person on this bird who's single.""Don't be silly, Red." You chuckle. "It's not that bad. I mean, I'm pretty sure Snips is still single.""HEY!" Your copilot turns and gives you the stink eye."As far as I know." You shrug. "And Tarin doesn't have a boyfriend, either.""Yeah, well, you know what I mean." Red grunts. "It just makes me feel left out, is all.""Oh Red, you'll find love someday." You chuckle as you ruffle her hair. "You just can't expect it to fall in your lap, or anything."The rest of the trip is fairly uneventful. You'd stop at a few airbases and airports to refuel on the way to Tokyo, and as you flew, you caught sight of the vast greenery of the Japanese countryside, contrasted with the majestic wonder of their cities, all pearl white and promoting the cutting edge future they promised to usher in. However, off to the west, you could see visual indicators of something that could bring all that progress crashing down."Looks like a dogfight." Red says, squinting."Sure does." You nod. You can see white, smoky trails from jet engines and missiles snaking through the sky, with the occasional flash of an explosion. "Rescue One, This is Okinawa Control, do you read?" Your radio buzzes.(cont)
>>32952392"Copy that. We read you." You respond. "What's up?""There's an aerial battle between Japanese and Chinese aircraft just off the coast west of your position. We're still trying to analyze the data, but it's confirmed that we've got pilots in the water. You're not required to go, but Japan has requested any assistance you can provide.""Bullseye, what's our fuel status?" You ask your pilot."Still in the green." He gives you a thumbs up."Janice? Jetstream? How are you all doing on magic?" You ask your witches."We've been pacing ourselves. We should have enough for a short engagement." Janice says."Same here." Jetstream confirms. "Me and Euclid are ready to battle if you need us!">Keep going to Tokyo>Assist in the battle.>Other
>>32952400>Assist in the battle.Ah, hell. Back to work people.
>>32952400>>Assist in the battle.LOCK AND LOAD, LETS GO
>>32952400>>Assist in the battle."That Others May Live"
>>32952400>Assist in the battle."That others may live" we gotta uphold the PJ motto
>>32952400>Assist in the battle.Like there's another option.
I hope we didn't just raise a death flag for Rex
>>32952485You know what gets people killed? Bad decisions. So try to keep those to the minimum.
>>32952400>>Assist in the battle.
>>32952400"Heh, he makes it sound like we have a choice or something!" You chuckle. "Bullseye, we're going in. Keep us as low as you can manage so they won't spot us." You say."Got it." Bullseye nods as the Ghost Hawk banks as it turns. The witches turn as well in an effort to follow you while the Chinook continues on ahead to Tokyo. There wasn't much it could do to contribute to a battle, anyways.As you get closer to the aerial battle, you get a better idea of what is going on. Ahead, you can see about four F-15Js, supported by ten F-4Js. They were flying against a Chinese force that was easily twice their number. While the Chinese J-7s and J-8s were copies of much older Russian airframes. However, while the more modern Japanese force was more advanced, China had the clear numbers. Planes from both sides twisted and turned in the air, with missiles and tracer rounds zipping about. Meanwhile, down in the water, you can see the unmistakeable signs of airplane wreckage, and the beeping of rescue beacons and the sign of life rafts suggested quite a few people in the water."What do you want us to do?" Janice asked.Well, you could send the witches to assist the Japanese. They could certainly use the help. However, that would leave your Ghost Hawk more vulnerable to potential attack.>Send your witches to assist in the dogfight.>Keep your witches close for protection.>Split your witches up to perform both tasks>Other
>>32952849>Keep your witches close for protection.We're here for SAR not dogfights. If anyone gets to close have them teach that poor SOB why it was bad idea.
>>32952849>>Split your witches up to perform both tasksLets see about getting some skin in.
>>32952849>>Split your witches up to perform both tasksMore attackers against the chinese means lesser would tangle with us.Send out Janice and Tarin.We're here to show the Japanese how this unit works, so we keep them with us in close support.
>>32952849>>Keep your witches close for protection.
>>32952849>Split the partyWe can make a real difference in this air battle and save lives.
>>32952849>>Split your witches up to perform both taskssend Tarin to go fuck up the chinks
>>32952849"All right, we'll send two witches up to help out the Japs." You announce."All right, who are you sending?" Janice asks.You consider your options. Jetstream and Euclid were largely an unknown quantity, at least for you, so you had no idea how they would perform. However, this was a chance to see them in action, and they would no doubt be in a better position to work with the Japanese planes. On the other hand, you were perfectly well aware of how capable Janice and Tarin were, and knew they'd do a good job regardless of what assignment they were tasked with.>Send Jetstream and Euclid to support the Japanese.>Send Janice and Tarin to support the Japanese.>Other
>>32953037>Send Janice and Tarin to support the Japanese.
>>32953037>>Send Jetstream and Euclid to support the Japanese.
>>32953037>>Send Janice and Tarin to support the Japanese.Lets show the Japs how PJs work.This should be a relatively easy first assignment.
>>32953037>>Send Janice and Tarin to support the Japanese.
>>32953037>>Send Jetstream and Euclid to support the Japanese.lets send the ones who actually speak the language while we keep the CSAR witches who know how to work with us close
Send a mixed unit composed of 1 jap and 1 of ours
>>32953037>>Send Jetstream and Euclid to support the Japanese.Lets give them a practical exam.
>>32953037>Send Janice and Tarin to support the Japanese.We're here to teach the Japs about PJ work. Well good time to start.
>>32953048>>32953114except that PJ's are not strike witches...if you want to show them how we work, don't send them off to do their work, show them doing our workits like you want to show of a Chef's skills, so you make him build a house...
send tarin and euclid to help out
>>32953145To be fair, all the Japanese witches would be doing, in this instance, would be flying top cover while Pierce and and the rest of the chopper crew pick up survivors and wounded.They should already know how to fly top cover for steelwings and helicopters.We can tell them every thing they could ever want to know about PJ operations when we're not in the middle of actually trying to save lives. Now's not the time to play teacher.
>>32953179>Now's not the time to play teacher.Exactly, and with lives on the line, now is to be as efficient as ever, and you don't get that by switching things up just to show off in actual combat.
>>32953037"All right, Janice, Tarin, you two head up and assist the Japs." You instruct. "Jetstream, you and Euclid stick close to us. Take out any hostile that gets eyes on us, but otherwise do not engage, is that clear?""Roger that." Jetstream affirms."Copy." Janice says curtly as she and Tarin pump magic into their strikers and gain altitude.Down below, you, Red, and Rex scan the water carefully to find any downed pilots. You managed to fish a couple out of the water, one Japanese and one Chinese pilot each. Up in the sky, the Japanese planes continue to tangle with the Chinese, but at this point, with Janice and Tarin's intervention, the battle is quickly turning in favor of the Japanese. The Chinese squadrons have already lost roughly a quarter of their numbers, but they don't show any signs of giving up. A pair of J-7s doggedly pursue an F-15J, and their combined storm of cannon fire forces it disengage from the battle, one of its engines belching ugly black smoke."Sir, permission to engage the enemy." Euclid speaks up, her bow already drawn and ready to fire."Are you sure?" You raise an eyebrow. "That's pretty far.""I can hit them at this range, sir." Euclid assures you.>Go for it. Every little bit will help.>Hold your fire. You'll draw attention to us.>Other
>>32953240>>Go for it. Every little bit will help.Its a bow. Not easy to see where it comes from.
>>32953240>OtherGet some separation from the Ghost Hawk, and go for it, but don't get too far from Jetstream
>>32953240>Go for it.>Other: But make sure you do not get drawn into any dogfights unless absolutely necessary. We're counting on you.Well, if we're teacher, we'll teach 'em to stick to us.
>>32953266>>32953271>>32953240Support.Also fuck people that shoot the core on MDII missions before we killed all the fighters.
>>32953240"All right, you're clear to engage." You say. "But stick close to Jetstream and if you miss, you miss. DO NOT commit to a dogfight.""Understood." Euclid says. You see her shoot ahead of your Ghost Hawk and she stops in the air, hovering as she aims her bow. Looking up, you see her tracking a rather pesky J-8 as it's being chased by an F-4J. The F-4 fires off a sidewinder, but it fails to acquire lock and it streaks off uselessly past the J-8. The Chinese plane takes the chance and performs a hard turn, causing the F-4J to overshoot. Thinking that it's in the clear, the J-8 levels out .This proves to be his first and last mistake.You can see Euclid's bow glow with magical energy as she tracks the J-8, and she finally releases. The arrow shoots out like a lightning bolt, so fast that you almost don't even see it. In an instant, the J-8 literally shatters like glass."Holy shit!" Hoskins yells. "What kind heat is she packing!?" "That is the Nabeshima clan's specialty!" Jetstream chortles. "You will find no better archers in all of Japan!"Euclid, for her part, doesn't say anything as she calmly draws a fresh arrow and nocks is. Whatever she may be, she is at least focused and professional where it counts. Another arrow snaps a J-7 in half.(cont)
>>32953471Suddenly, your radio buzzes in quick and frenzied Japanese."Goddamn!" You wince. "What the hell is that?""The Chinese are sending in another wave of fighters." Jetstream says. "Another two squadrons. At least. The IJN is routing some ships and planes to assist, but I'm not sure if they'll get here in time, or if it'll even be enough.""Shouldn't your fighters retreat?" You ask."Of course not." Jetstream chuckles. "We are the IJA! If we will stand and fight as long as we have the will and capacity to fight! If we let them through now, there is a very real chance they will reach the Home Islands, and nobody wants to bear that shame!""That's crazy..." You scowl. That means they would easily be facing 4-1 odds here.And in the distance, you can already make out the hazy silhouettes of dozens of hostile planes, ready for a fight. You could always pull back, but that would also mean pulling your witches, who have so far been proving to be the great equalizer in this fight...>We can't leave the Japanese hanging. We'll stay here with them.>We can't afford to stay here .Fall back.>Other
>>32953477>>OtherOur Helo will pull back by itself, commit our witches.If we stay in this fight, we're a fucking liability.The ghosthawk fucks off for now, come back when everything dies down.
>>32953477Ask Janice how her and Tarin's magic situation is. If they can handle another fight, then we'll stay and release Jetstream and Euclid into the fray.If they're running low, then we all need to gtfo.
>>32953477>We can't afford to stay here .Fall back.
>>32953490Throwing my vote here. We can loiter somewhere that doesn't make us a big target, our witches are going to be too useful to the Japanese, as they collective seem prepared to get killed as hard as possible.>>32953504This is also a good idea. Janice and Tarin both said they could handle a short engagement. Maybe have our japanese witches take their place in the fray?
>>32953504>>32953477This.No point in sticking if they don't got the fight-juice to keep going.And Jetstream and Euclid will be the only real cover for Hawk and rest team to get back, if anything breaks through.
>>32953490Sounds good. Commit all of the girls to getting in, return under escort to retrieve more folks
>>32953490Agreed, stealth is not the magic protection device everyone thinks it is, it'll protect you at range, but get within a few dozen miles and suddenly you're a nice juicy target.
>>32953518>Maybe have our japanese witches take their place in the fray?My issue with that is if anything breaks through to go after us. They might no have enough fight to cover the Hawk. Either we commit everyone or pull out. Because Jetstream and Euclid will be the only line we have for the Hawk.
>>32953548It's true that we can't help anyone if the chopper gets shot down. The japanese witches aren't likely going to understand this without a lecture though.
>>32953490This.If any chinese pilot comes across us and thinks us easy prey, a magic shot from Red should help fix that.
>>32953572They will follow orders. They might not like but they will follow if told so. Otherwise it was pointless to have them under our command.They got issues. They can take it up after the fight and SAR to come.
>>32953477"Janice, Tarin, how are you doing on magic?" You ask."We fight for a bit longer." Janice assures you. "At the very least until reinforcements arrive.""I'm still active." Tarin says simply."All right." You nod. "Jetstream, Euclid, you're free to engage the enemy at your own discretion. The Ghost Hawk is going to be pulling back, so it's all going to be on you. If you feel you can't keep fighting, then disengage no matter what. That's a direct order to all of you, got it?""Roger!" Everybody affirms."Bullseye, get us out of here." You instruct your pilot. "But I want us to be close enough to stay in contact. You think you can do that?""Yeah, sure thing, sir." Bullseye nods.You feel a knot forming in your stomach as the tension rises. Your witches were out there on their own, heavily outnumbered. You just had to trust that they could handle themselves.Meanwhile, the cloud of Chinese fighters loomed ever larger.>And that's it for tonight! Apologies for it being relatively short, but that's how things go, sometimes!>As always, next thread is next week. Don't forget Gundam Build Fighters on Friday and Cyberpunk Idols on Saturday!
>>32953600Goddomot Merc, cliffhanger!!!
>>32953600Thanks for the thread Merc.Question, whats the chances of a perspective switch next thread to one of our girls?
>>32953600Thanks for running merc.RexxGhostdiva where, fleethy?
>>32953635Rex x Ghost witch, not GhostdivaI was promised that involving Ghostdiva would have indescribable things done to my ass, and while as a Californian this should entice me, I have a feeling I would regret tempting fate.
>>32953626>whats the chances of a perspective switch next thread to one of our girls?Please don't, Merc. Really dislike the PoV switches in quest. They just never feel right and end up causing Anon to be stupid.
>>32953646>I was promised that involving Ghostdiva would have indescribable things done to my assSo we get two lewd stories for the price of one?Do it.FeelthyxGhostdiva is fine too.
>>32953646>Rex x Ghost witchGood enough.NOW WHERE?!
>>32953653>implying Anon needs a reason to be stupid as opposed to the wind blowing a certain way.
>>32953683Let me put this way. Don't add more reasons for them to be stupid.
>>32953666Not for a while, if ever. I've got other things that need writing first anyway.I said it in the IRC, but it should be said here as well: thanks for running tonight, Merc!
>>32953653You're bitter about Yuma, aren't you?
>>32953776Someone not worth mentioning about, that scum