Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Card%20Priestess%20QuestTwitter: http://twitter.com/QM_CardHeartPastebin: http://pastebin.com/1XJESY5p"Does Aiko have any fighting skills?" "She doesn't." Aina is starting to swell with tears. "But Mom said she would try with her anyway, and if Aiko doesn't work out, she was going to come back for me." 'Doesn't work out'?! What does that mean?! I don't like Aiko's mom very much, anymore!I am Itsukuma Masami, and my best friend has been taken by her mother to go fight a huge monster! Oh no! This is really bad! Aiko's sister, Aina, is trying to explain the whole thing for me as best as she can, but she seems to be having problems with it. With the way Aina is telling this story; I'm not even sure that her mother wants Aiko to succeed! What kind of crazy person would do something like that!? "Aina, I need to know where Aiko is! You must tell me anything you know!""She took her to train, somewhere. I don't know how to explain it, and I've never been there." "You have to try, tell me everything you know about this place!" "It sounds really crazy, okay?! It's like.. in another world.. or something. I don't even know how to get there."In another..Oh, I think I know how to get there.From that, I'm not entirely sure. The 'other world' is a HUGE place, but there is very little inside of it. I didn't even realize normal people could get there, and I used to think that I was the only one. Maybe Aina is mistaken, and Aiko's mother isn't there at all. I don't have a whole lot of options to explore. "Come on." "Hmm?" Aina looks up at me."I'm still taking you home! It's not safe here just in case your mother DOES decide to come back!" "Oh, okay.">Take her home myself. I have some questions for Mom anyway.>Have Julie or Haruko take her home. It'll give them something to do.>Call Mom, have her come pick Aina up.>I'm wasting time! Just take her with me. >Other?
>>40681965>Have Julie or Haruko take her home. It'll give them something to do.Maybe they won't argue.
>>40681965>Have Julie or Haruko take her home. It'll give them something to do.
>>40681965>Take her home myself. I have some questions for Mom anyway.
>Have Julie or Haruko take her home. It'll give them something to do.Did you guys mean for both of them to go, or just one?WRiting!
Someone tell me what this shit is about so i know if i want to bother reading the archive or not
Everyone, I'm having a case of extremely bad timing so I have to drive home right now.Thread resumes when I get there.IN the meantime, discuss which one do you think should go, if you have an opinion on it
>>40682313Julie is faster if I remember right?So she should.Honestly, I kinda want to send both just to prevent them from going "She wants ME around", but someone needs to do it.
>>40682380The problem with sending both of them is that we might need help finding Aiko, but I'm not really sure who would be more useful in that department.
>>40682468>The problem with sending both of them is that we might need help finding AikoI can't really see either of them contributing in that regard.I suppose Harukos Holy Aura has a greater chance of being useful here than Julies combat ability.
>>40682519I think either of them would be a great help, Masami herself isn't very well equipped for anything except moving around and fighting, and it also gives us the possibility to split up if necessary.
>>40682619>I think either of them would be a great helpOnce we found her, probably.I meant more, neither of their specific skills are going to be particularly useful in finding Akio.Any second person would probably do.
>>40682730Possibly sooner.Both of them have skills that might be useful.But indeed, any second person would probably do.
If we picked one to bring along and used the other as babysitter they'd probably both view it as favoritism.
>>40683677Yeah, but what can we do about that? We can't send her alone.The best we can do is to stress how important that task is, so they feel like we entrusted something to them, rather than having been send away.
>>40683677Well, it's not really babsitting as such, and either way, we have bigger concerns right now.
WOW IT'S LATEWOW!>>Have Julie or Haruko take her home. It'll give them something to do.Okay writing for real now!
>>40684587I gotta sleep but good luck with the thread!
>>40684686I seriously apologize for starting so late!
"Julie, Haruko. One of you has to take Aina home." "She's doing it!" They both say at the same time. That's when I notice that Aina's feelings are none too happy about being treated like a burden to be shoveled off onto someone.So, I take a coin out of my pocket. "Hey, you two, see this? I'm going to flip it, call it in the air." "In the air?" Julie says with confusion."Um, okay." Haruko puts her hands behind her back.I flip the coin almost high enough to touch the ceiling. That's when Julie leaps forward, sword in tow, and stabs right at the air! Aina squeaks and puts her hands over her head for cover. Haruko and I stand dumbfounded at Julie's course of action.She lands with the shiny medallion impaled onto her sword."See?" She says, proud as she can be. "I got it in the air!" I sigh, "Great, you're going then.""But! Wait! I thought-" "Julie, please. We can meet up later. Just make sure Aina is safe. Okay?" She pouts, and then takes Aina's hand. "Let's go.""Y-yes.""What was that about?" Haruko asks me."I don't know.. I really don't." I say, cupping my face into my palm.This really doesn't solve the problem of me not knowing where Marie has taken Aiko. I mean, the other world is a big place. It seems to expand endlessly in all directions. ..But just to be certain."Haruko, I'll be right back." "Where are you go-" - -I don't know why I thought she would be here. It was a silly idea to begin with. The house isn't even visible in this world. The only things I can see here is my own house far in the distance, and Fortune HQ waaay off in the distance. That's not even consider-..Why is my phone ringing here of all places? HOW is it ringing here? There aren't any cell phone towers!I look at the caller ID. There's not a number listed, instead it's a block of four letters."ASAI". >Answer it.>Ha ha, Nope! Not now! Not the time! >Answer it, but be really snarky and standoffish.>Panic, He's not allowed on my phone! >Other?
>>40685354>Answer it, but be really snarky and standoffish.
>>40685354>Panic, He's not allowed on my phone!>Answer it.But ignore him if he starts being a rude jerk, and its Asai, so we probably will ignore him.
>>40685354>Panic, He's not allowed on my phone!
>>40685354>Panic, He's not allowed on my phone! then>Answer it, but be really snarky and standoffish.in order to conceal the fact that we panicked.
>Panic, He's not allowed on my phone! >Answer it, but be really snarky and standoffish.Writing!
W-what!?How did he-But. I'm not even in the real-I look up, toward Fortune's tower. M-maybe it has something to do with that!? I don't know! And the phone is still buzzing! What do I do? What do I do!? What do I-NO NO THIS IS ALL WRONG, IF HE CAN CALL ME THAT MEANS HE KNOWS I'M HERE! THIS IS AWFUL! THIS IS!-There's one ring left before it goes to voicemail, in a nervous fit I accidentally hit the 'Accept' button. Doh."WHAT IS IT!" I start to yell, but then I quiet my voice down. "What do you want?!""Hi Priestess." ..That's it? He tried to kill me yesterday and now he's just 'Hello Priestess! Wonderful weather today! Why not enjoy some tea'?!That makes me even madder than if he had a snarky one-liner! I WISH he had a snarky one-liner than just acting like we're best friends! "BECAUSE WE'RE NOT!" "..Say again?"Eek! I accidentally said that last part out loud! This isn't going well at all! "I mean!" Okay, I can save this! "Why are you calling me?! I don't have time for banter!" Asai goes quiet for a minute,"I was calling about yesterday. Do you remember what we talked about?" "You mean when you tried to crush me with a building!?" "Before that. About trying to live in human society." "..Where are you going with this?" "I heard from the grapevine that Marie had kidnapped your best friend." "YOU LEAVE AIKO OUT OF THIS!" Asai sighs, "I was calling to ask if you wanted help in finding her. I have a lead." >NO! Hang up.>I trust you LESS than I trust Marie! >Just hang up.>..I'm listening>Wait what are you getting from this?>Other?
>>40686424>I trust you LESS than I trust Marie! >Wait what are you getting from this?
>>40686424>Wait what are you getting from this?
>I trust you LESS than I trust Marie! >Wait what are you getting from this?Cutting voting period a bit early because it's getting late and I want to get at least two more posts in before calling it a night.Writing!
"I trust you FAR less than I trust Marie!" I yell into the phone.Silence on the other end, I continue."All that's wrong with Marie is that she's misguided! She thinks she knows what's best for Aiko, and that's just wrong!" "Marie has believed in this cause since long before you were born. You aren't going to change her mind." "But I have to try!" More silence, this is awkward."What do you get from this anyway!?" I bark into the phone. Asai adjusts his voice on the other end. "I don't want your friend to become like her mother, either. Marie is a very hateful and bitter person. We have a common goal in preventing her hate from infecting her child." "That's.." "I am not your enemy, Masami." ..WHAT?"You're kidding, right?" He laughs, ugh, there's the Asai I know."We have our differences, but that doesn't make you my enemy. My enemy is out there, right now, recruiting a new generation that wants to kill us. You and I, Masami." I'm not sure what to say to that."So, do we have a deal?""But-" He cuts me off, "Don't answer, I'm going to tell you anyway." It's that cockiness, that is what makes me the angriest about all of this."Marie is hiding in a space that is of her own creation. You won't find her searching around here. You must find her vehicle, there's something inside you will need." "How?""You will need to do what you're best at, Draft. You will need to make a card to find her." "I can't just-""Yes you can, Masami. You just have to do it." >I don't trust you! You're getting something else from this, aren't you?>How do I do that?! What do I draft FOR? What do I create!? I'm totally lost here!>Fine, goodbye.>Don't listen to him, it's probably a dumb trick. >Listen to him, but don't do it here. >Other?
>>40687403>Listen to him, but don't do it here.
>>40687403How do I do that?! What do I draft FOR? What do I create!? I'm totally lost here!>I don't trust you! You're getting something else from this, aren't you?
>>40687403>How do I do that?! What do I draft FOR? What do I create!? I'm totally lost here!
>>40687403>>Listen to him, but don't do it here.
>How do I do that?! What do I draft FOR? What do I create!? I'm totally lost here!>Listen to him, but don't do it here.Writing last post of the night!
None of this makes any sense to me."You're saying I need to DRAFT a card to find Marie?""Yes." Deadpan, almost a little sarcastic.And it really makes me angry."How do I do that!? What do I do!? Who do I ask!? Can I do that? I never tried!" "I can't tell you these things, Priestess. I don't know how to draft." He doesn't know how to draft? I didn't know that."But- I can tell you that time is of the essence. Marie will want to attack soon, so she has time for a backup plan. You have to hurry.""Why don't you just run away! Run away from Fortune, don't put someone's lives in danger for a stupid building." "..Wow." I hear pure surprise from the other line."Wow what!?" "Empress.. I really owe it to her, she keeps her word." "What word!?" "Find Marie, find Aiko. That's all you have to do now." "You don't own me!" I yell into the phone, before hanging up. Hmph. Just speaking with him makes my blood almost boil!I'm upset now. Slowly, I feel myself drifting from this world.- -Then Haruko almost IMMEIDATLEY TACKLES ME. "Haruko!" "Oh god I was SO WORRIED! I forgot you could do that, and you just disappeared!" "Haruko! Calm down! How long was I gone, anyway?!"She sniffles as she stands up, I can see the red blush of tears on her cheeks."T-two minutes, twenty five seconds." I was only gone for two minutes? It felt longer. "Haruko.. Seriously?" She doesn't say anything else, instead she grabs me into a hug and keeps crying.What am I going to do with these two?>Thread End
Thanks for the thread.
Thanks for the thread everyone. Sorry this one was really short. So here's my deal for everybody: Set your alarm clocks on Saturday, because I'm going to try to start really early. Like several hours early. Hopefully around 11 or 12 EST. We'll see how that works out.Until next time! Let me know what you thought of this (short) thread.
>>40688076Thanks for running.