Maeda is in shock, or has been oddly silent this whole time. Aiko leans her head into my chest. I have a few words that come to mind."WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MY MOM?!"I am Itsukuma Masami, and I'm currently standing outside of the meeting room where my supposidly kidnapped mother is staying with my two friends. When I opened the door, I found something far stranger on the inside than a mere kidnapping. She did tell me that she had a 'meeting' today, but I can't imagine that is her definition of a meeting. "Priestess", The beast who escorted me here breaks the silence, "She's perfectly fine, she's been doing this every week for years." "That doesn't make it okay! What is she doing? Is she hurt? Why was I told that she was kidnapped earlier if this her routine?!" "You should ask her those questions. You, as well as I, aren't even allowed to set foot in that room." He pauses, "I made special exception for you; I would do the same for any of my family. So please, she'll be presentable in five minutes; so why don't we do something in the meantime?" >"I'm not going anywhere or talking to anyone until Mom gets done with whatever she's doing.">"Fine, we'll go talk to whoever this is, but only if we're back here the moment she's done." >"Stop calling me your 'family'!">"I-I don't know, I still don't trust you at all. Maeda, what do you think?">Other
>>34212058>"I'm not going anywhere or talking to anyone until Mom gets done with whatever she's doing."No talking without mom.
>>34212058>"I'm not going anywhere or talking to anyone until Mom gets done with whatever she's doing.">"Stop calling me your 'family'!"And I notice he didn't adress the bit about the pretend kidnapping.
>>34212058>>"I'm not going anywhere or talking to anyone until Mom gets done with whatever she's doing."I would prefer to have this meeting with someone trustworthy and knowledgeable around. Also we need to make sure meada and aiko get home alright before we do this. They shouldn't be part of this meeting.
>>34212058>"I'm not going anywhere or talking to anyone until Mom gets done with whatever she's doing."
>>34212058>"I'm not going anywhere or talking to anyone until Mom gets done with whatever she's doing.">"Stop calling me your 'family'!""And I swear to god if you say anything to me before she's done, I will turn you into clothes right here."
Okay, looks like we have"No! I'm not going anywhere, and I'm not your family either."As the answer, sound good? if so>writing
>>34212279Sounds good to me
Rolled 3 (1d20)Quick check
>>34212504This is worrying, very worrying.
>>34212504not sure if we should rejoice or panic probably panic
"I'm not going anywhere or talking to anyone without Mom. And stop calling me your family." The monster looks as disappointed as it's barely recognizable face can allow. I am thankful that he's not attacking us, or threatening us at the moment. That alone puts him leagues above the rest of my 'family' in my book. Aiko shifts some in my arms, she seems to be finally waking up from her beauty sleep. The golden aura of this card has stopped shining onto her and has returned to its lantern-like glow.I turn around and notice Maeda is worriedly playing with her phone, tapping the glass screen and occasionally placing it near her ear."What's wrong?" I ask, shifting Aiko's weight onto my better arm."It's Ryouta, he's not answering his phone. I know that fight shouldn't have taken him that long." I don't want to say anything, but I completely forgot about him."Maeda! Run back downstairs and see if you can find him." "I'm not leaving you alone, Masami." "She's not alone." a tired, groggy voice responds. Aiko climbs from my arms, with a short hop, she's back on her feet. "Aiko! You're still hurt, you shouldn-""No, for some reason, I'm not."She stretches out her injured arm, but the bruise that once decorated her elbow is completely gone. She stands on one leg, twisting and turning her sprained ankle with ease. "In fact, I feel good. I feel... better than ever, even!" She confidently laughs, Maeda and I can only stare. She spins on her heel several times and does a pose with her formerly injured arm in the air. "Go on! I can handle this!" >"She's right Maeda, go look for Ryouta. We're fine here.">"Aiko, don't leave Maeda alone. I think I'm safe here for the moment." >"Let's all go look for him, we got a few minutes.">Other
>>34212785>"Aiko, don't leave Maeda alone. I think I'm safe here for the moment."We got our cards, and we don't want them getting lost alone.
>>34212785>"She's right Maeda, go look for Ryouta. We're fine here."Sure.
>>34212785>"Aiko, don't leave Maeda alone. I think I'm safe here for the moment."Interesting, our light heals too.
>>34212785>"Aiko, don't leave Maeda alone. I think I'm safe here for the moment."
>Aiko, go to with Mae, please"Sounds good! Writing
"Aiko." "Hm?" "You should go with Maeda, too. If something has happened to Ryouta, then she needs all the help she can get." "But-!" "No, we can't-""Please! I didn't want anyone to get hurt by this! They don't want to hurt me, and I have my cards for protection. Just please go find Ryouta!" They look worried, but they understand what I'm saying perfectly. Maeda grabs Aiko's hand and they take off in a sprint down the hallway. This is probably for the best. The next few minutes are spent in awkward silence between the monster and I. This is a good time to ask questions, but I don't really feel there's anything to ask him at the moment.Well, except this one thing that's on my mind.(1/?)
>>34213539Why do you all walking loot? I want to make a deck out of your corpses.
>>34213539"Why are you so different from the others?" "Hmm?" "You heard me, the other monsters immediately tried to fight when they saw me. You haven't even tried threatening me yet." He thinks on that question for a few seconds."They're.. it's difficult for me to answer that, Priestess. I, myself, don't know the true answer as to why everyone else is a raving, battle-hungry lunatic besides me. Even right now, most of them are still on the floors below us fighting over the rights to show you to the top floor. If I went downstairs and told them that you were already up here, they would likely keep fighting for the sport of it.""..And you're seriously saying those people are my family?" "It's hard for me to imagine sometimes too, Priestess." He looks over toward me."Maybe that's why I consider you to be part of my family more than anyone else." "So why do you keep saying I'm your family?"He looks toward the ground, "That's just what I was told, and I've chosen to believe it to be true.""..So what's your name, then?" He looks at the ceiling for a minute, before laughing to himself."I haven't chosen one yet. Most of the others had their names given to them as part of a naming scheme that I don't know the basis of."There's the sound of talking and movement in the meeting room. The lock clicks several times as the doors open to reveal one of the two scientists who were in the room. He adjusts his glasses, "You can come in now, but don't speak too loudly, she's still exhausted." (2/?)
>>34214153I almost push the scientist out of the way as I barge into the room. Looking over to where my Mom is sitting, I can tell she's exhausted. She's slumped over onto the table, her face looks to be almost glowing red. Her hair has returned to its normal jet-black color. Her entire body heaves and coughs, she looks even worse than she did the other day when she passed out. "MOM!" My voice causing her to flinch slightly. The scientists look like they want to say something, but it's too late. I've already ran over to her and wrapped my arms around her panting form. "h-honey, please, I'm in a meet-" I pull her in for an even closer hug, burying her face in my chest. The heat eminating from her feverish scalp is radiating straight through my clothes. As I pull her close, I can notice that Haruko, the card I'm currently wearing, starts to vibrantly shine again. Everyone else in the room notices it too, as the scientists walk over to the device they have mounted on the table and slowly rotate it toward me. They start penning and plotting something on a chart as I cradle Mom in my arms.Several minutes of coddling pass by, no words spoken between anyone in the room. I can feel her fever rapidly receding as her breathing returns to normal. I wish I knew Haruko could do that before now, it seems really useful.Mom's arms reach up to my shoulders and gently push me away. "Sweetie, why are you here? Aren't you supposed to be in school?" "Mom, I tried calling you and you didn't answer, and.. and" "Yes, Masami, I was in a meeting. I told you about it last night, right?" "But this was different! I got a letter this morning saying that you were kidnapped. And you said last night that you were going to do something and-" Her face grows sullen for a minute, and then turns to a scowl. I grab her and hug her close to me again. I can feel the tears about to overflow. (3/4)
>>34214626D'awwwwAlso oh shit.
>>34214626Gee, mom. Maybe you should have mentioned that your meetings have a no phones policy? We wouldn't have freaked out so bad if we knew that.
>>34214153You know, I'm pretty okay with this guy, he seems nice enough. Sure, I still don't want anything to do with them, but he's the kind of guy that I'd be fine if we didn't card.
>>34214626"Mom, I was just so worried about you." They're overflowing now, I can feel it.Her hand runs along my back, Haruko's aura continues to shine onto her. "I said I was fine, and I'm serious. It's like this every week.""Then you need to stop!" my teary, girly voice that hides inside me making itself well-known. She sighs softly, slowly breaking my hug. "You should really get back to school now. I'll be fine for the rest of the day." >Pick as many as you want>"No! I'm not just going to leave you here.">"I wanted you to come with me and talk to whoever is in charge, I have some questions of my own!" >"But- I- Yes Mom, I'll go back to School." >Other?
>>34214826>"No! I'm not just going to leave you here.">"I wanted you to come with me and talk to whoever is in charge, I have some questions of my own!"
>>34214826>>"I wanted you to come with me and talk to whoever is in charge, I have some questions of my own!"> Go check on Mae, Aiko, and hopefully Ryouta.
>>34214826>"I wanted you to come with me and talk to whoever is in charge, I have some questions of my own!"
>>34214858>>>"I wanted you to come with me and talk to whoever is in charge, I have some questions of my own!">> Go check on Mae, Aiko, and hopefully Ryouta.I'd like them to be with us when we meet the boss. I'm sure they have questions too.
>>34214826>>"I wanted you to come with me and talk to whoever is in charge, I have some questions of my own!">Teach the clown that lying to others is a bad thing to do.
>>34214826>"I wanted you to come with me and talk to whoever is in charge, I have some questions of my own!" Time for confrontation!
Even though it's unanimous, give me a minute before I start writingIt seems we want to >"I wanted you to come with me and talk to whoever is in charge, I have some questions of my own!"and> Go check on Mae, Aiko, and hopefully Ryouta.with maybe a hint of >Spank that clown A few minutes and writing
>>34215021Gonna head off to sleep, thanks for writing!
>>34215636Thanks, good night!
"That's not the only reason I'm here. I want to speak to this other CEO you were talking about. I think he's the one who has been wanting to speak with me so badly." "Wha? Are you sure?" "Mom, I'm positive, if he wants to speak with me so badly then I'm going to do it just to get him off my back. Besides, you're going to be there with me, right?" "Well.. Umm." She thinks about it for a second, but immediately shakes her head."Yes.. I'll be right there with you. I wouldn't leave you in a time like this." She hugs me again, but it's almost as if she's... uncertain? I'm not really sure. "Oh! Right. I just remembered." I take out my phone, sending a text message to Maeda and Aiko to see how the search for Ryouta is going.I slowly help Mom out of her chair while I wait for a reply, she seems to need assistance walking. Several seconds later, my phone beeps several times. Picking it back up and reading it,"Masami, Ryouta is fine. The elevator is out and he was wandering around on the 16th floor. We'll be back up in a few minutes. - Maeda" That's a big relief for me. I ask the monster that's been so nice to help them get back in. Together, Mom and I make our way down the hallway toward a large, well-furnished door at the end. (1/?)
>>34215847>"Well.. Umm.">She thinks about it for a second, but immediately shakes her head.>"Yes.. I'll be right there with you. I wouldn't leave you in a time like this." She hugs me again, but it's almost as if she's... uncertain? I'm not really sure.Now I'm terrified.Maybe we should put on Julie before going in there. Just for the confidence boost.
>>34215847We walk up to the door, Mom goes to open it...but then she hesitates. "Mom? what's wrong?" For a brief instant, I think I saw her shiver. Instead of opening the door, she goes to knock on it. ..knock.. knock... tap. With the three weakest knocks on a door that I've ever heard."Mom, seriously, are you okay? You're still not feeling bad, are you?" She puts on a very insincere smile, "I'm fine! Just a little tired. ">Pick multiple>"I don't believe you.">"Is there something behind this door I should know about?">"If you say so."and >Put on Julia, just in case.>Put on the new card>Keep Haruko on.
>>34216122>"I don't believe you.">Put on the new cardSure, let's try the new one.
>>34216122>"Is there something behind this door I should know about?">Keep Haruko on.
>>34216122>"I don't believe you.">"Is there something behind this door I should know about?"and >Put on Julia, just in case.For confidence boost
>>34216122>>"Is there something behind this door I should know about?">>Keep Haruko on.
>>34216122>>"I don't believe you.">>"Is there something behind this door I should know about?">>Put on Julia, just in case.
>>34216122>>"I don't believe you.">>"Is there something behind this door I should know about?">Put on Julia, just in case.
"I don't believe you, is there something behind this door I should know about?" Also, Julia is your new costumeIf that's good, then>writing
>>34216272Time to meet the big bad!
"Mom, you're not very good at lying to me." Arms cross, pout."Ah. heheh, I'm not lying. Really." "Then, why do you not want to go in? Is there something behind this door I should know about?" She pauses for a minute. Then simply laughs to herself. "There's never anything in here except the CEO and his Business partner!" "Then are you, afraid of them?" She freezes, I'm not sure Mom has ever shown fear or regret in her actions before. Though, I've clearly not known her long enough for those emotions to be present. I take Julie out of my pocket, the cool card feels like it's rippling in my hand. With a flip of my wrist, it washes over my body. Leaving me in the collected uniform that makes me both look and feel professional. Mom might be scared of these people, but I am not! I reach my hand out toward Mom."I'm going in, you can stay out here if it's too much for you, Mom." She looks hesitant for a moment. Examining my suit, her shoes, the ceiling. Finally, her hand wearily reaches out and grabs a hold of mine. "Thank you, Mom." I smile at her. Hopefully that gesture alone is enough to boost her confidence. I approach the door, KNOCK, KNOCK"I'm coming in!" Inside, there's some stirring and murmuring. A masculine voice calls out, "And who is this? Who is going to be 'coming in'?" Maybe I wasn't clear enough in my intentions."I said, I'M COMING IN!" My hand grabs the handle, with a twist, the thick wooden door swings open. (1/2)
>>34216756>"I said, I'M COMING IN!" Ahahah. Julie, best card for confrontatins.
>>34216800It's kind of a dick move. We probably could have found a way to use Haruko to comfort Mom, but we took the selfish route.
>>34216892We already had Haruko, and it didn't help until now.
I have the next post typed up, but I'm trying to find a fit for a certain character portrait. I changed my mind about it at the last minute.
>>34217091Just pick something and retcon it later.
>>34217091Gah, late to the party. You should know that not all your posts shown up on twitter mobile HoC.>>34214153Let's call him George.
>>34217297>Let's call him George.No way. He's naming himself after we liberate him or purify the CEO or whatever.
>>34217091Okay, this is taking too long, I'm just going to go with the first thing that pops up on pixiv that's about what I think it is.>>34217287Yeah I agree.>>34217297My posts don't show up? I use tweetdeck and everything. Hmm. You know, the other day someone was complaining about the exact same thing happening. Has anyone else noticing my twitter being inaccessible or Maybe posts disappearing?
>>34217359Not that your posts are disappearing. They simply aren't on my feed. I have to enter your profile or whatever to see them.>>34217329We need a Nanoha Friendship beam. Then he can be our (strange) cousin.
>>34217359everything looks fine on firefox/windows
>>34217411>We need a Nanoha Friendship beam. Then he can be our (strange) cousin.He already wants to be our friend and family. Mission accomplished?
>>34217427The problem is on mobile.
So are Aiko, Mae, and Ryouta just going to barge in here when they arrive or what? They said they're coming up.And let's take a moment to think about how hurt mom's feelings are that one moment we were asking for her help and the next we're saying we're fine and she can wait outside. Fucking magic, man.
>>34216756The light of the room is almost blinding as we step into it. For whatever reason, this room is lit up way too brightly for it's own good. The white ambiance bathes us as we enter.There's a man, who looks none too pleased, sitting behind a sleek black desk that contrasts heavily with the room. Around him are a pair of monsters who seem to be made to stand there and look menacing all day. He folds his hands behind his head and leans back."Empress, I didn't call you to my office, so-"He puts on a cold glare that seems to soften when he sees me. His snarl slowly mutates into a devilish grin."-so if I had known you were finally bringing her to see me, I would have cancelled the experiment for the day. Priestess! Welcome! Welcome to Fortune! I assume you've been keeping busy in your absence?""I didn't come here for you. I came here for Mom, you wrote a letter to me that said you had taken her."He looks taken aback, maybe even a little hurt."I didn't write anything to you.""OOh! OH OH OH! I Can explain! I can eeexxxplainnnnn!"A chatty voice erupts from behind me, at the doorway. It's the jester again."Um. Um. Well. Um You see. You see priestessss You see. Well. Um.""I LIED, WOOOOOHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA"He grabs his nose and starts squeezing it, "HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK"I'm going to punch him.(2/3)
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>34218059We have a sword for exactly this occasion.
>>34218059I compromise with myself, getting in a fight here is probably not a good idea with the other monsters standing around looking bored as they are. So I slam the door in his face, instead. The large, wooden frame making a distinct honk as it hits his nose. I would probably have cut him into confetti if he kept up. The man behind the desk simply sighs. "I know Priestess, I hate him too. But you came here to talk with me, right? So clearly you must have something else in mind." Mom speaks up, "Well, actually, um." She's folding at her hands."We both wanted to say something to you, y-you see-""I didn't ask for your opinion, Empress. I'll let you know if I do." She immediately shuts up. Great, now I want to punch HIM too.>Time to grill him>Here's some sample questions>"You bet I have questions for you, who am I? did you make me? and if so, why?">"Please tell me why you wanted to see me. I'm here, you're here, it's time to tell me.">"Hey, don't speak that way to my mother.">"Her name is Izumi, and she's the most important person in the room to me. So you're going to listen to what she has to say.">"There's a good chance this is the last time I'm talking to you, so you better spit out what you wanted with me."
>>34218143>>"Hey, don't speak that way to my mother.">>"Her name is Izumi, and she's the most important person in the room to me. So you're going to listen to what she has to say.">"There's a good chance this is the last time I'm talking to you, so you better spit out what you wanted with me."
>>34218143>"Hey, don't speak that way to my mother.">"Her name is Izumi, and she's the most important person in the room to me. So you're going to listen to what she has to say.">"There's a good chance this is the last time I'm talking to you, so you better spit out what you wanted with me."must... resist... murderhobo instincts...
>>34218143>>"You bet I have questions for you, who am I? did you make me? and if so, why?">>"Please tell me why you wanted to see me. I'm here, you're here, it's time to tell me.">>"Hey, don't speak that way to my mother.">>"Her name is Izumi, and she's the most important person in the room to me. So you're going to listen to what she has to say.">>"Why were you sending people to attack my friends until nine months ago?"We don't need to declare this is the last time we're speaking to him, fuck.
>>34218143>>"Please tell me why you wanted to see me. I'm here, you're here, it's time to tell me."And please refrain from speaking to my mother like that. Lets try the calm and collected approach for right now.
>>34218143>"Hey, don't speak that way to my mother.">"Please tell me why you wanted to see me. I'm here, you're here, it's time to tell me.">"Why were you sending people to attack my friends until nine months ago?"
Okay, backI'll count up the question totals and start writing.
"Listen here, that's my mother you're speaking to. Don't tell her what to do." Mom grabs onto my shoulder and grips tightly. I don't care though, to me he's just a guy with a bad hairdo. "Oh? Is she?" the guy leans back more, and puts a huge smile on his face. It's not helping my punching instincts. "She is, and furthermore, her name is Izumi and she's the most important person in this room to me. So if you want to talk to me, get it right." I can hear some of the monsters giggling. Like I care what they think. "Okay, Priestess, So what name have you taken for yourself then?" "Masami, that's my name. Priestess is the name you gave me." He sighs, "Okay 'Masami', surely you're not here to tell me your name, so why don't you tell me what's troubling you""What's 'troubling' me? You sit here in Fortune HQ and send people to kidnap me every day. THAT IS WHAT IS TROUBLING ME! And I don't even know what you want with me!" "Pries-Masami, I can assure you that none of this would have happened if you just came and talked to me when you woke up. I won't blame you for it, I mean, you were in a strange place and was abducted by a strange lady." He eyes Mom a bit as he says that, she stares downward at the floor.
>>34219547Oh man, he is just BEGGING to be punched.
>>34219547Look at him pretending he isn't Evil. We're on to him.
>>34219547I can see why he's pissed with Mom. Damn. She kind of deserves it.
>>34219743Shut up you. Do NOT let him inside your head. He is obviously evil. The only way he could be more evil is if he was named Devil VonEvilSatan
>>34219785Obviously he's evil, yes, but she DID abduct an experiment he put a lot of time and effort into and irrecoverably warp its mind.God knows how many years of research, poof. Useless. All because of her.
>>34219785>The only way he could be more evil is if he was named Devil VonEvilSatanWe don't know his name. He might be named that.
I want to ask him about the Great War the old people fought in at some point.
>>34220195time to go. Preferably doing property damage.
>>34219547I ignore that, he's getting on my nerves already,"My point is, you didn't have any right to do any of that. You never even bothered to come out and find me for yourself. If talking to me was so important, why did you sit here?" "Because, Masami, My job is to sit here in Fortune and make sure the company functions as it should. I was planning on paying you a visit this week if you decided not to show up, but I do admit some of my, colleagues, decided to jump the gun a bit and try to bring you here instead. Besides-"He leans forward on his table, cradling his head on his palms."I knew you would want to come meet me. And I am a very patient man." ..He CAN'T be serious! He smiles, "Now that's out of the way, I should introduce myself, I am Tow-."He stops for a moment and thinks, another smile creeping across his face. "Actually, call me Asai. Mitsunori Asai. Now both of us can have a cute name." More giggling, I'm beginning to really hate his tone."So, now that's out of the way-" "I'm not done yet! Why did you make me? Why were you attack school students until a few months ago?"He leans back in his chair, "Well, those are very technical questions, but I may be able to answer why. But first, Chairman, please take a look at her outfit."I hear footsteps, there's a corner of the room where a Monster was standing. On a second look, that monster very closely resembles a human. The hard lighting of the room highlights his features, making his skin appear to be in black and white. "...They're very impressive." a deep, booming voice emits from the shadowed figure. He laughs, "Yes, they are. Nothing short of breathtaking, are they not? And if Masami here would cooperate with us, I could show you all the wondrous things she can accomplish with them." He spins around in his chair, "You want to know why you were created? Then show us a few more of your outfits. I know you already took a couple of my inventions." >Swap cards>No! >Other?
>>34220275>No!>Continue asking questions.
>>34220294It's still stupid. We have questions that need answers.
Okay so >No! and then>Keep asking questions If that's good, I'll start writing. I need to wrap this up soon so maybe next thread we can continue the questioning if I can find a stopping point here.
>>34220432I'll be surprised if he doesn't demand we try on outfits for answers. It's not like we have power here.
>>34220432did OP fall asleep? that'd be kind of embarrassing.
"And why should I do that for you?""Because if you do that, I may decide to answer some of your questions.""Sorry, but if you want someone to try out your new clothes, hire a model." I can feel Mom grip my shoulders tightly. Really, I don't see why she's so threatened by this guy.He smiles and leans back, "Well, that's okay too. Just coming here and showing yourself is more than I asked for today." His teeth click, "Do you want to know the special purpose I had for you? It's really sweet and heartwarming." "..That's a question that I asked, yes." I'm really losing patience with this guy. "Your answer, well. Your answer is standing right beside you."I look over to Mom, she only looks back at me. ButAre those tears welling in her eyes?"I don't know what you're talking about!" I spat back at him"Masami, don't you know that I understand exactly what goes on in this building at every second of the day? When you barged in on your dear mother's meeting, I know that you saw what an average week for her is like." I don't get where he's going with this. But I can hear mom beginning to sniffle beside me. (1/2)
>>34221377My connection is cutting in and out. Apologies. That last post took 20 minutes to finally post, thanks in no small part to fucking captcha bullshit like 'hur it expired' and 'hur it's rong'. Making me having to upload again. >Second part on the way
>>34221452Hahaha wow. What a dick. He's actively trying to piss Masami off now.I still want to ask him why he was attacking our friends before we storm out in a fury, but I'd understand if we didn't get to that.
>>34221552I.. I'm going to burn down the building. I.. I will. You'll see. You'll all see.
>>34221452He continues, "What you saw her doing to that card is a complex procedure we refer to as 'drafting', It's a very long and arduous process. Think of it like creating a final draft of a report from a first draft without a printer. It's akin to having to copy a whole book by hand. And only a certain kind of person is able to do it."Clearing his throat, he continues, "It used to be, a long time ago, we would accomplish the same method by training the newly formed cards on magic-"He cuts himself off."Well that's.. complicated. The point is: Your mother was raised to be the single greatest draftsman in the field of magic studies who had ever lived. She performed suburbly for many, many years, but the process is also very tedious and physically demanding. Up until some years back she was able to draft multiple cards and spells in a single day. But as the years went on, she began showing her age and fraility."He stands up, stretching and allowing his joints to pop."We knew she probably couldn't keep up her pace without physically harming her. So a year or so ago we enacted a plan to allow her to retire while still providing a good Draftsman, as well as something suited to other tasks, for Fortune." He leans over and looks at me, his eye peeking out of his ridiculous hairdo. "I'm sure you see where you fall into this plan, right Masami?"I see where I fit into it, but I don't like it one bit.He feigns sadness, "And the tragic part is, Masami, if we don't find a replacement for her, she's likely going to keep trying to draft anyway. Think of it as a sort of agreement we have." Now I'm mad, "Well the agreement is off! I won't allow you to harm her anymore." "It may be off for you, but does your dear Mother agree?" I look over to her, immediately noticing that she's bawling into the sleeves of her suit. "So, I will see you at work tomorrow, right Empress?" I can hear a teary, mournful reply through the crying and the sniffling. "..Yes."
>>34221610Thread EndWell. That happened. Sorry we didn't quite get to the question of 'Why are you attacking children'? But we'll get to that next thread. You haven't quite told him to sod off just yet so maybe you can get a few more questions in.Thanks for the thread everyone
>>34221648thanks for running hope we'll get enough firepower to take this guy and his fucking tower down
>>34221681Let's not be hasty. The guy hasn't revealed his evil master plan yet. This is perfectly ordinary overwork.What we need here is a union to protect the rights of.. magical transcribers?
>>34221681I hope you do too!Also, archived. Sorry this thread went on longer than expected with such a sparse update rate. I wasn't expecting my connection to die like that.
>>34221734It's not even overwork. She seems to get ample time off.This is hardly a 24/7 slave camp.
>>34221760 if you have a phone that can use internet, you could get and set up PDAnet as a backup, if your connexion dies like that too often
>>34221760Connection problems happen. Thanks for running. Lots of things to think about in between threads.
>>34221826Well, you have a point, but all I have is a flip phone. >>34221852ThanksOne question I had: How was the exposition this thread? Was it laid on too thick?
>You may continue thinking of Empress as your mother if you wishThis dickbag was planning this the entire time. Fuck.
>>34221887>How was the exposition this thread? Was it laid on too thick?It wasn't walls of text and we got to see dickbag and Masami in her hyper cocky outfit trading barbs. It didn't have that lecture tone annoying exposition has.
>>34221887well, it was an exposition scene, for sure, but it was fittingand yeah, pretty interesting to see the personality of this new guy
Also for those wondering what was taking me so long in finding a portrait for this guy: I originally had one of the Kiharas as his portrait, but decided that was a little on the nose. Plus he didn't look laid-back enough, they all look absolutely insane.>>34221942Thanks!>>34221975I hope I conveyed it well enough. I think the picture that I ended up going with fits him a lot better. Even if it, too, is a little on the nose. For those who know who the original character is.
You know, I just realized, I never posted the archive or the twitter.Twitter:https://twitter.com/QM_CardHeartArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Card%20Priestess%20QuestThanks for participating! See you next time!hopefully next runtime is very soon. I may be able to get a thread in tomorrow.
>>34222077Looking forward to it.
>>34222162I meant the thread, not the runtime.Pls don't fall into despair when you can't deliver when you said you would
>>34222180I'll definitely try not to.But just in case I do, you know who to call.