Let's see, news. Had a good vacation, hope you guys did too, haha! Kinda messed up my shoulder though, SMLEs don't quite shoot like anything I'm really used to, haha! Other than that, I'll be starting school (again) in about a month, bit less. Classes start the 17th of August. What it probably means for us here is shorter runs- my Tuesday and Thursday are pretty harsh- I'm a dumbshit so I scheduled my classes to run from 08-1700 with no breaks, so it ought to be fun. Monday and Wednesday are better, only 3 hours, but it's 08-11, so I have to get up around seven to make class. I'm not sure if this all means we'll move days (Maybe to Thursday, since I don't have class on Friday) or not, what do you guys think we ought to do?Anyway, enough of that. Archive here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20witches%201989++Anya's condition, if anything, is rapidly deteriorating. By the time your plane lands at the San Diego airport, she's been unconscious for at least an hour. She's still breathing, but it's badly labored, her body's reaction to the infection sapping all her strength. It's been heartbreaking. Even if you don't know her as well as Stasya and Lilya- both of whom occupied the seats behind you, both quietly peering over the chair tops at their sick 'sister'. Slider eventually went back to sit with them and quietly talk, to reassure them. You get the feeling they'd have rather had Ice along- at least, Lilya would have- but her presence was required in London, and Katya had been similarly requested. Personally, you're glad it was Rachel. She's always been solidly dependable, and, while it's not exactly the alone time you'd have liked with her, you'll take what you can get. Even if you doubt either of you will have much time to enjoy your home city for very long. 1/3
A civilian life flight chopper waits for you at the airport, the helo medic waiting to get Anya on a stretcher and on what medicine he can stick her for- in this case, mostly just fluids to try and restore what she's been sweating out. It thuds off the pad almost like the pilots are military trained- they might be, but you doubt it, unless they've been out a while. The war in Europe cos the Army a lot of it's chopper drivers, and they'd recalled a lot of guys who'd been out for years to help cover the losses. These two shoot over the afternoon cityscape with a vengeance, and you rapidly revise your opinion- the pilot handles this thing like an attack chopper on a run, nose down and pushing it's VNE. He flares just before the wheels kiss the pavement on the hospital's chopper pad, causing the waiting medics on the pad to shield their faces from flying debris with their hands. They take Anya almost immediately, transferring her from the smaller airborne stretcher to a hospital gurney and hanging her one IV bag while the chopper's crew disembark. You follow the gurney downstairs and through the building, Rachel and the girls keeping up quite easily- despite the time of day, the place seems almost empty except for you. They wheel Anya straight through a pair of doors- Dr. Reed intercepts you outside of them. "That's the O.R, Mr. Bishop." She says. "It's sterile, at the moment. Ritsu is in there already." You pull up short and nod. "How bad is she?" You ask. Dr. Reed shrugs and shakes her head. "I have no idea yet. I'll be able to tell you more after we get her stabilized and get that implant out of her." She says. "How long?" You ask as Rachel and the girls join you. 2/3
"Again, I have no idea. It depends on the extent of the infection and any complications that could arise. At least four to six hours to get the implant out, possibly longer. Normally we'd wait until we'd had a chance to get the infection under control, but given the soviet implant's nature, we don't think that's an option." She says disctractedly, looking over her shoulder at the set of doors. "We'll keep her monitored, and we've got the university's heal witch with us, so we should be able to handle anything." "So, four to six hours?" Rachel asks. Dr. Reed nods. "At least. Possibly more. At this point, I'd suggest checking into a hotel and getting us your contact information as soon as you do." She says. "We don't really have overnight accommodations here, and even if we did, we'll want to keep her a few days at the very least for monitoring regardless. You're more than welcome to wait, of course, we'll give you a private room, but, again, I've no idea how long this could be, you may have trouble getting a hotel if it gets too late."  We'll wait here anyway, I've still got my apartment we can stay at.  You're right. We'll go check in and then come back after we've had a chance to try to eat.
>>41375057>[X] You're right. We'll go check in and then come back after we've had a chance to try to eat.We might as well make sure the girls have a decent place to stay.
>>41375057[X] You're right. We'll go check in and then come back after we've had a chance to try to eat.Welcome back Ghost, you didn't go to nuggetfest did you?
>>41375057> You're right. We'll go check in and then come back after we've had a chance to try to eat.Welcome back boss.
>>41375057[X] You're right. We'll go check in and then come back after we've had a chance to try to eat.
>>41375057[x] You're right. We'll go check in and then come back after we've had a chance to try to eat.Did anyone eat before we left? I know we made breakfast but I dont know if we had time to eat it.
>>41375057> You're right. We'll go check in and then come back after we've had a chance to try to eat.If it's just Frank and Slider waiting will be fine but being idle doesn't help anyone especially for the girls either. Better do something in the meantime.
>>41375057>[X] You're right. We'll go check in and then come back after we've had a chance to try to eat.Better have a place to sleep at if this drags out.
>>41375057>[x] You're right. We'll go check in and then come back after we've had a chance to try to eat.Fucking shitty soviet design.
>>41375057>[x] You're right. We'll go check in and then come back after we've had a chance to try to eat.Doubt the girls have had something half decent to eat for what, Berlin - San Diego is how long? 12-13 hours at best? Best night of the week!
>>41375057>[x] We'll wait here anyway, I've still got my apartment we can stay at. APARTMENT SHENANIGENS.
You think Volgin might have hacked Anya's VDNA too, or enter some mental backdoor like what us happening to Laika.
>>41375057>BothRest and eat, but stay at Frank's place.
>>41375057>[x] You're right. We'll go check in and then come back after we've had a chance to try to eat.This seems reasonable.
>>41375378I was considering that, but Laika was at the front and Anya was not. It would be a lot more difficult to get her.
>>41375378Niggah it's an INFECTION and NOT A SYSTEM HACK.Anya's VDNI was left open, exposing her bare flesh to the elements, it was only a matter of time before this happened.
Only got this, today. Haven't been scribbling much, lately.
>>41375406Press x to infection
>>41375378While I'm sure he has or I should say had the ability to do so I'm sure he'd need to be close to the implant to access it. But this is a straight up infection due to halfassed/rushed Soviet design.
>>41375418Hell yeah.Does anyone have the pic from the first threads with the two witches playing volleyball? It would fit perfectly.
>>41375418>notsohomoeroticnowhuh.jpg>>41375453Here ya go anon.
>>41375406Sorry, What i meant could it have been possible as well. Though the range might have been an issue too. Though considering magic and all this advance tech it is hard to tell at times on what you can and cannot do.
>>41375593The chances of that happening are slim. From current speculation, the backdoor attack seems to mess with the pilot's ability to use the VDNI. Not their organs. In addition, Anya's medical problems are infection related. Induced by the shoddy work of soviet surgeons.Regardless, the VDNI will not be a problem after the doctors have extracted it.
>>41375486>notsohomoeroticnowhuh.jpgKatya has other ideas, given her suggestions recently.
>>41375418A pic from their honeymoon, perhaps?
>>41375777Trip 7's confirm it
Someone in Decu's draw thread asked for Young as a kancolle fairy. started sketching over lunch. Gonna draw in the P-61 he's riding tomorrow or something.
>>41375908Shit. Er, that's mine by the way.
>>41375741I'm not sure if it's that simple, in the best case scenario that won't be an issue.Though considering the condition of infection she's in compares to Stasya and Lilya, I'm afraid it won't be easy.
>>41375908>>41375982He seems to be missing the requisite head trauma, or evidence thereof.
>>41375908Looks to cute to be Young,, needs a cigarette and swinging a .45 around.
>>41375057> We'll wait here anyway, I've still got my apartment we can stay at.If we have an apartment, couldn't we just go out to eat and get back?
>>41375908He's missing the massive bags under his eyes from sleep deprivation. Also NOT CRAZY ENOUGH!
>>41375057>[x] We'll wait here anyway, I've still got my apartment we can stay at.
[x] You're right. We'll go check in and then come back after we've had a chance to try to eat. You nod. "Yeah, you're right. We'll go check in then come back after we've had a chance to try and eat." "That's probably the best idea." Dr. Reed says. "Look, if anything happens and we need you here, we'll be able to get hold of you quickly enough. But," She continues, thinking for a second "That's unlikely. Once her soviet implants are out, it should be a simple matter to kill the infection and heal her up. And we know what we're dealing with, thanks to your daughters, so getting the implant out should be a cinch." "I'm noticing a lot of should bes and probablies." You observe drily. She shrugs. "Nothing is certain, especially in medicine. Now, I really need to go. Come back in a couple hours, the desk will let you in." She turns and sweeps into the operating room without another word, leaving you standing there with Rachel and the girls suddenly. "C'mon girls. Grab your dad and let's go see about a place to sleep and some food." She says, prompting Stasya to slip her hand into yours while Rachel hoists Lilya to her perch on your shoulders. You're on the way out the front when Slider freezes at the sound of a woman's voice. "Rachel?" She asks. "Rachel, is that you?" You both turn to find a middle-aged woman, accompanied by a younger kid in a cast and a middle-aged looking man approaching. "Rachel! It is you! Oh, my baby!" The woman exclaims, dropping her over-large purse and running up to embrace the witch. "Hi, mom." Slider says after a second, returning the hug. You nod to the man, who you assume is Slider's dad.  We'll wait outside and let you catch up with your family, Slider.  I'd always wondered what your folks would be like.
>>41375908He's lacking a pistol, head trauma, bags under his eyes and for some reason he has pants.
>>41376105>[X] I'd always wondered what your folks would be like.They're our folks now, too.
>>41376105> We'll wait outside and let you catch up with your family, Slider.
>>41376105>[x] We'll wait outside and let you catch up with your family, Slider. NOPE.gif
>>41376105> I'd always wondered what your folks would be like."Hello I'm Frank Bishop"
>>41376105> I'd always wondered what your folks would be like.
>>41376105> We'll wait outside and let you catch up with your family, Slider.....yay.
>>41376105>[x] We'll wait outside and let you catch up with your family, Slider.
>>41376105>[x] I'd always wondered what your folks would be like.>You both turn to find a middle-aged woman, accompanied by a younger kid in a cast and a middle-aged looking man approaching. Didn't ya say Slider's family is from Ohio?>>41375908As other anons have said, he looks sane, he has pants, he has no booze, and no cigarettes. Make sure they're Lucky Strikes none of those goddamn chesterfields.
>>41376105>[x] I'd always wondered what your folks would be like.
>>41376105[X] I'd always wondered what your folks would be like.Might as well share the news while we can.
>>41376105> I'd always wondered what your folks would be like.Although something less...rude. Like just introducing ourselves for a start. And let's let Slider handle the relationship bit.>Oh, nice to meet you. I'm Frank Bishop, a pilot in Sli-I mean Rachel's squadron.or something like that
>>41376105>[x] I'd always wondered what your folks would be like.Awww yeah. Here we see the Sloidah amongst her family...Future voting since I'm going out.> [x] Hug the Daughterus.
>>41376105>[x] We'll wait outside and let you catch up with your family, Slider.We can break them the whole harem story once we have Anya off our mind.
>>41376294We can tell them that later, introducing ourselves and maybe the girls for now and then break it to them after Anya's makes it out of her surgery.
>>41376341That's exactly what I mean.
[x] I'd always wondered what your folks would be like. You wait for a minute while Slider's mom lets go and her dad, then what you guess is her little brother all hug her before you say anything. "I'd kinda always wondered what your folks would be like." You say, grinning. She sighs. "You would, asshat-" "Rachel!" her mom exclaims. "Language!" "Sorry mom." She responds, defeated. "Frank, these are my folks and-" "And me!" Her brother interrupts. "And my brother. I was getting to you, runt." She says. "Mom, Dad, Zach, this is Frank Bishop." Lilya, with both her hands free, tugs a bit on Slider's coat. She sighs. "And his adopted daughters, Stasya and Lilya." "Frank Bishop?" Her dad asks, looking over at you. "You mean THAT Frank Bishop?"  Lieutenant commander Frank Bishop, yes sir. Not so loud, please. Don't want to attract the press.
>>41377110>[x] Not so loud, please. Don't want to attract the press.
>>41377110> Lieutenant commander Frank Bishop, yes sir.
>>41377110>[x] Not so loud, please. Don't want to attract the press.Jokingly look around for any paparazzi.
>>41377110>[X] Lieutenant commander Frank Bishop, yes sir.
>>41377110>[x] Not so loud, please. Don't want to attract the press.Reporters are like sharks.You have to punch them in the face before they go away.
>>41377110>[X] Not so loud, please. Don't want to attract the press.
>>41377110>[x] Lieutenant commander Frank Bishop, yes sir.If the press is in a god damn hospital I'd like to think they'd have the decency to just nod and move on, if they don't break our foot off in their ass.
So what're the chances for hijinks if Stasya were to suddenly call Slider, Mama?
>>41377217I was thinking if they'd ask if Slider's parents are their grandparents but that works too.
[X] Not so loud, please. Don't want to attract the press.
>>41377210IF the press is in hospital, we can get some guard to kick their arse from this hospital.
>>41377217well there's momma Ice, momma Slider and momma Katnya so i think their is a high chance.
>>41377110> Lieutenant commander Frank Bishop, yes sir.Good to meet them and all that jazz.
>>41377110>[x] Not so loud, please. Don't want to attract the press.They are like starved piranha. One drop of blood and they are all over you.
>>41377281Are... are you likening the press with piranha?What the heck Piranhas has done to you? Poor critters.
>>41377110> Not so loud, please. Don't want to attract the press.
>>41377322>Are... are you likening the press with piranha?different anon but i think the word your looking for is "comparing"
>>41377110> Lieutenant commander Frank Bishop, yes sir.>CAPTCHA wants pickup trucksStop changing I was getting used to the food ones.
Hey Ghost! When's the big reveal of the Bishop family increasing by three more?
Sorry for lack of arts lately, was too tired to drawing and too busy with New Vegas.Some quickie about OWB and SW'89 crossover.
>>41377691I almost missed the glasses, well played.
>>41377691This....This pleases me. I am terrified.
>>41377691So lewd exposing her grey matter like that.
>>41377691The scary thing is, I think Merlin might do it.
>>41377863It's not a Wyvern though.
>>41377912Tiny Wyvern? With tiny little manipulator hands?
>>41378152>Tiny Wyvern? With tiny little manipulator hands?>Wyvern with handsA Wyvern Valkyrie?
Hey Ghost you there?
>>41378350Eh, give it another 30min before you start getting worried.
>>41378402Wait 30mins from my last post, your post, or this post?InB4 Yes.
>>41378765Hello Bridgette where have you been?
I know there are rituals to summon Planefag and Deculture, are there any for for Ghost?
>>41379017But Merlin is (kinda) lewd now. Not sure if that works now.
>>41378991>>41379017Specifically Merlin lewds...or if you really want 'diva here asap write Fronk/Wendy lewds.
>>41378991Merlin lewds.I think that Halley has some.
>>41379054>Fronk/Wendy lewdsI can approve of this.
[x] Lieutenant commander Frank Bishop, yes sir."Lieutenant commander Frank Bishop, USN, yes sir." You say, reaching out and returning the handshake offered by slider's dad. "Nice to finally meet you, Mr. Kerner." "Oh Jesus, you don't have to call me that." He says. "Call me Steve. It's an honor to meet you." You're about to respond when Slider's mom starts in on her again. "Rachel, why are you in the hospital? are you hurt? sick?" She pauses and leans in. "You're not *pregnant* are you?" "Mom!" Slider exclaims, her blush only a shade lighter than Ice's worst. "Oh my god. Can we not have this discussion in public? Please?" "Well, why are you in the hospital?" her mother insists. "i mean, if you're not-" "One of Frank's adopted daughters is sick, and needed the specialists here." Slider says, interrupting. "We just flew in from Berlin." "You weren't aboard the Saratoga?" Her dad asks. "We drove down here to see her come back into port, but we thought it was kind of weird you didn't tell us..." Slider shakes her head. "Let's not have this conversation here. We haven't eaten in a while, let's go get some food. I know a place down in town." "Santas?" You ask, and she nods. "Yeah, Santa's." Securing transport turns out to be more difficult than you'd imagined- Slider's family had rented a four door sedan, which didn't have anything like the room required for all of you, and you hadn't been able to get a rental vehicle of any sort, having just arrived. In the end, you have to get a taxi from the hospital to Santa's, and you're not entirely sure how you're going to get back to the hospital, let alone to a hotel. 1/2
>>41377691>>41377762Speaking of braincases...
Santa's is busy- almost as packed as you've ever seen it. It mostly seems to be families, nobody you immediately recognize. The news is on all the TVs, covering the cease fire negotiations, which seems to be pretty straightforward right now- both sides pull back twenty miles from the impact points of the bombs and the old border, and agree to not fly anything over the 'front'. The hard line soviet government, of course, is having no part of it, the cease fire being negotiated with "General" Putin's faction. You're greeted by Santa out front. "Fronk!" He exclaims, wrapping you in a bone-crushing bearhug before you can respond. "How are you, 'mboy?" "Be a bit better if I could breathe." You wheeze. He laughs as he sets you down, smiling at Stasya and Lilya."Hullo girls!" He greets them. "How was the cake?" They look at each other, and Lilya responds, her voice barely audible over the crowd. "It was good." Still, Santa hears it well enough. "Good! I'll have another for you in the kitchen! Here, let's get you seated." He leads the group of you to a quiet part of the deck outside, one that's kind of sectioned off from the rest. "Here, this ought to work! I'll send someone up for your orders in a second." You all sit for a second in awkward silence before Slider's mom speaks up. "So are you two- you know?" She asks. "Uh, seeing each other?" "Mom!" Slider protests, blushing all over again.  We are, but we'd like to keep it quiet, ma'am Nah, we're just close friends. Against regs otherwise, you know?
>>41379405>[x] It's complicated...
>>41379405>[x] Look to Slider to answer.Haha! NOPE.
>>41379405> We are, but we'd like to keep it quiet, ma'amI never thought Slider can blush almost as bad as Ice? I feel like i can make a couple of cold blooded jokes with that.
>>41379405>>41379423Oh boy.But yes, this.
>>41379405>[x] Nah, we're just close friends. Against regs otherwise, you know?I can't come up with anything that deflects the question without being a direct lie.
>>41379405>[X] It's complicated...A roast beef sandwich isn't a hamburger, captcha.
>>41379405>[x] It's... complicated...
>>41379405>[x] It's complicated...No reason to lie to one third of the future in laws.>the cease fire being negotiated with "General" Putin's factionAh the media gave him a promotion or he did himself either way, congratulations to him.>>41379527Everything is a hamburger to captcha.
>>41379405>>[X] It's complicated...
>>41379405> I see Slider every day most days i get called asshat and get rib crushing hugs.i hope being funny deflects well enough.
>>41379405>[x] We are, but we'd like to keep it quiet, ma'amBe bold, Be a man, her father will respect it wusses.
>>41379470>[x] Look to Slider to answer.Passing off responsability is always a good idea
>>41379405> We are, but we'd like to keep it quiet, ma'amThat be bold thing sounds good, saying it's complicated sounds vague.
>>41379405[x] It's complicated. And we want to keep it quiet; Witch Privilege only goes so far against regs, you know?
>>41379405> We are, but we'd like to keep it quiet, ma'amalternatively this is a joke>SO HOW BOUT THEM NINERS
>>41379558True, but we should say we are first.
>it's complicatedSocial awkwardness, ho!
>>41379745Already voted but I like this one since it expands the 'It's complicated'. But a bit late to change my vote though.
>>41380028I don't think there's a non awkward way to explain you're in a four person relationship to a girls parents.
>>41380060Especially when those parents are the definition of suburban middle-class normal.By Kontrast, Katya's mom would probably be far easier to run it by.
>>41380129Yeah, because you could cut the video connection.
>>41380178Na, we would get Putin to smuggle her over
We have even met Tabby's mom yet, just imagine the awkward!
>>41380129So, I can't quite recall, is Sanya Katya's mother or grandmother? Because if Sanya is Katya's mom, I imagine that be hilariously easy>So...mother...I>Oh, I remember the days at Barin, dearie
>>41380211She is Sanya's daughter.If she want to visit Frank and Katya to discuss their weird relationship, she'll come, borders and Putin be damned.
>>41380236nope Tabby said she and her mother dont talk since she joined the navy
>>41380251Sanya is Katya's Grandmother
 Write in!"It's.... complicated." You say, and Slider, happy for the backup, nods. "Complicated how?" Her mother presses. "so you are seeing each other?" she leans forward. "Are you using... you know. Protection?""Mom!" Slider almost shouts. "Mom, please." She says, putting her face in her hands to hide her blush. It's not successful. "Please.""Complicated, eh?" Slider's dad asks. You nod. "Witch privilege goes pretty far against regs, but our situation is kind of unique, so we're trying to keep it a bit quiet." You supply. "Ah." He nods, sagely. "I see. So there's no... family... issues?" You shake your head. "Not that I'm aware of, no sir." "No dad, there's no family issues." Slider says, her voice muffled by her hands as she reaches out with one arm, groping blindly for you. Finding your arm, she pulls you over to wrap you in a hug, hiding her face in your shirt. "I'm not pregnant, and we're in a relationship with Tabitha from school and a girl named Katya.""You- what?" Slider's mom asks, looking like she's been axed. "The three of us share Frank." Slider says. "Hooo boy." Slider's dad says, leaning back in his chair. "Uh, say, you want to go catch a drink down at the bar real fast, Lieutenant Commander?"  Yeah, that might not be a bad idea.  I should probably help explain, and I don't think Rachel plans to turn loose of me that quickly.
>>41380443>[x] I should probably help explain, and I don't think Rachel plans to turn loose of me that quickly.
>>41380443> Yeah, that might not be a bad idea.Three to one we get the shit beaten out of us either way.
>>41380443> I should probably help explain, and I don't think Rachel plans to turn loose of me that quickly.
>>41380443> Yeah, that might not be a bad idea."First three rounds are on me sir."
>>41380443>[x] I should probably help explain, and I don't think Rachel plans to turn loose of me that quickly.As much as I'd like to choose the drink option, responsibility!
>>41380443 I should probably help explain, and I don't think Rachel plans to turn loose of me that quickly.
>>41380443 Yeah, that might not be a bad idea.
>>41380443>[X] I should probably help explain, and I don't think Rachel plans to turn loose of me that quickly.It's like ripping off a band aid.
>>41380443 Yeah, that might not be a bad idea. But I should probably help explain, and I don't think Rachel plans to turn loose of me that quickly.
>>41380443[X] I should probably help explain, and I don't think Rachel plans to turn loose of me that quickly
>>41380546Do while drunk? Not sure that applies here.But we should explain with Slider.
>>41380443>[x] Yeah, that might not be a bad idea.
>>41380443> I should probably help explain, and I don't think Rachel plans to turn loose of me that quickly.Don't abandon your wingmate![x] Write-in"But I'm sure Stasya and Lilya would love to get to know their grandpa and their uncle."
>>41380566I like this. Try and give a bit of an explanation, then go have Stern Father Talk
>>41380443>[x] I should probably help explain, and I don't think Rachel plans to turn loose of me that quickly.No one left behind.
>>41380443The only thing that would make this better is if Fronk's parents show up right now and Jess is in tow.
Filthy, progress on the Slider/Frank lewds?
>>41380443[X] Yeah, that might not be a bad idea.
>>41380486He wouldn't hit us in front of the little'uns. And they'd probably shank him if he did.
>>41380443> I should probably help explain, and I don't think Rachel plans to turn loose of me that quickly.Wonder what Slider's younger brother thinks about this.On one hand he's dating his sister with two other witches.On the other, he's dating three woman, which may appeal to the teenage mind.
I dunno, do we really want to go grab a drink and leave the kids at the table if Slider's mom is about to go nuclear?Because the very traumatized little girls who are still insecure about their new family might just go nuclear back.
>>41381348"Bro, teach me your ways, oh king of women."
quick post merlin lewds
>>41381702Post daughteru leads instead, Merlin is no longer effective.
>>41381419I think they may be afraid of Slider's mom if anything.Not sure if they feel ready to be grandparents. Pretty sure her brother will feel weird about being a uncle so suddenly.
[x] I should probably help explain, and I don't think Rachel plans to turn loose of me that quickly. "As much as I might want to, I should probably help explain." You say, putting on hand on Slider's back and rubbing. "And I don't think Rachel plans to turn loose of me that quickly." He nods. "I can see that, yeah. Ok, good point. So, Rachel, care to explain." "Not really." She mumbles. Her brother laughs at that, reminding everyone of his presence. "We'll talk about this later, young lady." Her mother says, her voice promising that it won't be an enjoyable talk.Santa shows up a second later to take everyone's order- you order light, still worried about Anya, and, judging by their own orders, Stasya and Lilya are worried for their sister as well, their meals fairly small. Slider almost forgets to order, but lets go and straightens up long enough to do so, though, she too orders light, a simple burger and fries. "So you said one of your daughters is sick?" Slider's mom asks, after a minute or two of silence. You nod. "Infection from-" You pause, not really sure how to describe it. "Old surgery issue." You settle on. "Oh dear. Will she be alright?" You nod. "She should be, she's getting the best care possible. We'll be in town for a little while, they plan to hold her over for observation and inpatient care." "But you're not home for good?" Slider's dad asks. You shrug. "We might be, but there's no telling. If the cease fire holds, maybe." "Well, if you are, we'll have to meet your family. And this Katya and her family." Slider's mom says. "and we'll all have to sit down and talk about this... arrangement. of yours." "Nothing to talk about, mom." Slider responds, kind of quietly. "Can we not have a lecture on morals?" "But-" 1/2
"But nothing." Slider's dad interjects, finally. "If they're happy, what's the harm in it?" "It's wrong!" Slider's mom exclaims. "According to whom? And are they on the front lines?" Her dad says. "That's enough of this. Rachel, let's talk about something else. How's the navy been treating you?" The three of them talk quite a bit, till long after your food's been served and eaten. Santa brings up a cake for the girls, a slightly bigger one than last time, and agrees to just put the check on your tab- which you both know he'll probably zero out sooner or later anyway. You've no idea where he makes his money, but with as generous as he is here, you doubt it's in the restaurant business. You part ways with Slider's family in the parking lot- they're off to see some of the other sights, while you have to check into a hotel and get back to the hospital. The hotel proves to be somewhat difficult, though you eventually secure a pair of rooms near the airport and base- you'd have stayed on post, but everything there is full up with the fleet coming home. From there you head back to the hospital, where you're directed to Anya's room- she's only just out of surgery, in her own intensive care room. You're met there by Dr. Reed, who looks tired. "Mr. Bishop." She says, again blocking the door. "She's resting right now, I'm going to have to ask you to let her sleep. Why don't you come on down to my office, and we can talk?"  Let me see her, at least. I won't wake her up.  Alright, let's let her sleep, I can check on her in the morning.
>>41381983>[x] Let me see her, at least. I won't wake her up.
>>41381983>[X] Let me see her, at least. I won't wake her up.
>>41381983>[x] Alright, let's let her sleep, I can check on her in the morning.
>>41381983> Alright, let's let her sleep, I can check on her in the morning.
>>41381983> Let me see her, at least. I won't wake her up.
>>41381983> Alright, let's let her sleep, I can check on her in the morning.>But if she wakes up let her know that I stopped by, alright?>Also, thank you
>>41381983[X] Alright, let's let her sleep, I can check on her in the morning.
>>41381983>[X] Let me see her, at least. I won't wake her up.Just a peek, then we can get down to business.
>>41381983> Let me see her, at least. I won't wake her up.We should buy her some Santa cake when she recovers.
>>41381983>[x] Let me see her, at least. I won't wake her up.>"We might be, but there's no telling. If the cease fire holds, maybe." Too bad we're talking with the wrong people, unless the Loyalist realize that they're taking orders from crazy fucks.
>>41381983>[x] Alright, let her sleep. I can check on her in the morning.She might have sixth sense or something... don't wanna wake her up.And while we wait for the votes, what do you anons think of this?
>>41382135If we get a Valkyrie then yes. >Me-S003 "Merlin"I've had that image and seen it enough times I should have noticed that.
>>41382135thats it world peace is established everyone can stop fighting.
>>41382135They need to get rid of that third engine on the back and simplify the design. Other than that, it might be a cool idea.
>>41382135Excellent.Was the merlin stuff added, or is Ogitsne actually reading this?
>>41382201I think that predates the 89 series.
>>41382201While it would make me amazeballs giddy with joy if he was, unfortunately, no. I just added that bit of flavor text to make this design fit into SWQ89.It's a (possible) design made after the war, with Merlin taking over Messerschmitt and building things in her pimped out garage in Malibu.Thoughts, Ghost?
im still waiting for Frank to run into his ex-bimbogirlfriend or Orion or bothi hope that they are both dating each other.
>>41381983> Alright, let's let her sleep, I can check on her in the morning.Listen to the doctor.
>>41382387I rather not, be kind of a shit development. Separately sure.
>>41381983>[x] Let me see her, at least. I won't wake her up.Best to at least visit.
>>41382855give him a little time to recover from the vacation haha
inb4 last post of the night.
>>41382916Archive Description: Fronk eats a burger, Slider's parents look on disapprovingly .
>>41383116so we complete today's objective though it seems it's just the mom is looking on disapprovingly,
>>41380875I drag my feet on other projects the more they are asked about
>>41383143and this is why everyone else ignored it hoping you wouldn't notice. Apparently it didn't work unfortunately.
>>41383143God fucking dammit! Won't make that mistake again!
>>41383143Hey hornet have you finished those lewfics?Have you finished those lewdfics?Have you finished those lewdfics?Have you finished those lewdfics?
[x] Let me see her, at least. I won't wake her up. "Let me see her, at least." You say. "I won't wake her up." Dr. Reed hesitates, and then nods. "Alright, fine. if you do wake her up, you can answer to the floor nurse." You hold your tongue and open the door, careful to keep it quiet. Inside, Anya is asleep- probably sedated. She's got IV lines running into each arm and an oxygen mask, and still looks pale and weak, though in the dark of the room it's hard to tell. On the other hand, her breathing appears to at least be steady and sure, which is an improvement over when you brought her in. Her neck is wrapped in gauze, though you're not sure why, given the presence of a heal witch. You watch her long enough to reassure yourself, then start to step out of the room. "Father?" Anya's weak voice interrupts you. Inwardly, you curse- you did just promise to not wake her up. "Go back to sleep, Anya." You whisper, walking back over to her bedside. "We'll be here when you wake up, ok?" She pauses, and, for a second, you think she's gone back to sleep. "You promise?" She asks, just as you step away. "Of course. Go back to sleep, we'll see you in the morning."This time she doesn't respond, though you wait long enough to make sure she's gone to sleep before you step back out. "So how bad was she?" You ask. "If she wasn't a fighter, she'd have never made it." She says. "But, as surprising as this sounds, that wasn't the real problem." "What?" She sighs. "Her implants were different from theirs." She indicates the girls. "I'm not sure if it was next gen or a prior one, but it completely replaced part of the top of her spinal column. We've repaired the damage as best we could, but-" "But?" You prompt. 1/2
"She'll need to keep her VDNI implant for the rest of her life." She says. "We had to get inventive, it's acting as part of her spinal cord now. She shouldn't notice any change, but we'll have to keep up with her. We'll want to see her here at least once a year." You nod- you were afraid it'd be worse, like she'd lost use of her legs or something. "There's something else, too." Dr. Reed says. "Her bloodwork is still out, but the initial findings look like she was pretty heavily drugged. Her immune system is shot all to peices, you'll have to be very careful with her. We're considering giving her some things to support it until it can rebuild itself. But that's why that infection was so bad, she just couldn't fight it." "Why would they do that?" You ask. "I mean, it was the soviets, right? that's not natural?" She shakes her head. "Not at all. Probably to prevent her body from attacking and rejecting the implant. but it means you should also keep an eye on the other girls. They've been off longer, and had longer to recover, but it's unlikely their immune systems are as strong as they should be. We'll need bloodwork to confirm that though." You nod. 2/3
>>41383370>>41383402Horrifically murdering some Soviets is sounding more and more like a good idea.
>>41383417i know of a god that demands skulls and blood he sound like a good god right now.
She sighs. "That's it, Mr. Bishop. We got incredibly lucky here. We'll be keeping her in for observation for at least a week, and she may need rehab until she can get used to walking again. We'll work on designing an implant for her specifically, there's some work with a project called scorpion out east, we'll see if we can't use that research." "So for now what do you suggest?" You ask. "Go to your hotel, get some rest, come back in the morning and see her." She pauses. "She asked about you and her sisters first thing when she came to. I think seeing you all would do her good. We'll see you tomorrow, ok?" You nod, and she turns to walk off. "Goodnight Mr. Bishop." "Later, Doctor Reed. And thanks." You respond. "Just doing my job, Mr. Bishop." She says, getting in the last words. Funny, you think, how people like her can say that and not even realize how much just doing their job means to the people they save. You wonder if the people you've said the same thing to have had the same thought about it as well.
>>41383402Swear to God, I thought Anya was going to be wheelchair-bound for life before you clarified here.
>>41383417Still not sure of what kind of death Volgin deserves.
>>41383417I think Drink would gladly trade a testicle for the chance to be alone with Stalin and a hot knife
>>41383452You know a guy has reached the top tiers of evil when even /tg/ is having a hard time coming p with an adequate punishment.
>>41383370>it completely replaced part of the top of her spinal columnGoddamn. That's an "all or nothing" solution. Guess they didn't care if it failed.
>>41383443This is it.Time to assemble a Crusade Fleet to held Volgin accountable.A fleet that large enough that makes Sabbat World Crusade like a skirmish in comparison.
>>41383476I advocate a metal bucket of rats and some hot coals applied to the stomach
And that's it for the night!Sorry about the really slow pacing, being out for a couple of weeks kinda messed with me, haha! I should be back into the swing of it by next week, no sweat. got tied up elsewhere too, that didn't help, but it's also nothing new, so whatever. Anyway, I know it was a bit short, but that's about what i figured it'd be- I have to be up in the morning for a dentist appointment that's perfectly scheduled to fuck with my sleeping patterns! hahaha... ah. figures. We'll be back on track next week, though, for sure. So till next Tuesday, guys, hope you enjoyed and cheers!
>>41383484I guess she was first generation, stasya and lilya were second gen, and Laika was the most current and usable version.
>>41383476its not that its just that there are so many good torture methods and tools that we want to do.
>>41383500Nice to see this back after two weeks.So what do we do in the meantime for Stasya and Lilya, give then anti-biotics pills in the meantime?
>>41383500Thanks for the run, and hope you enjoyed your vacation!Where you going to school?
So this is the first time Anya said and probably acknowledge Frank as her "father'. I might say it was daww if it weren't for the situation.
>>41383500Thanks for the thread Ghost.
>>41383500Thanks for the run
>>41383500Good run as always Ghost!>>41383443>You wonder if the people you've said the same thing to have had the same thought about it as well.That's a crazy realization, damn. >>41383452At this point killing him and making sure he's dead is enough.
>>41374979OH THANK SWEET CHRIST!!! I was going nuts with out my SWQ89 fix!
>>41383632>At this point killing him and making sure he's dead is enoughTrue, a simple Mozambique drill from Pierce after rescuing Laika will work. Guess not every villian needs a poetic death.
>>41383486You know what would be more grating? If Volgin went to ground and we lost his trail. That or got into a place we couldn't reach. As much as I hate him too, I have to give him that he's smart and tough. He won't be so easy to kill.
>>41383701>Implying Volgin isn't going to die from a relatively mundane, unrelated accident far away from any main characters, on account of the civil war
So wait, if Anya has to keep her VDNI won't her being infected again be more likely.Or something involving Volgin exploitation?
>>41383712Worse.>We find and kill Volgin with out mercy and get a sample to prove it's him.>He shows up a year later looking younger than the last time he was seen.>He shows up in multiple spots at the same time and has been confirmed it's him.>We find out he had perfected cloning and brain copying tech.
>>41383701He's gonna hole up in some giant hotel, so Pierce and Raikov have to team up to storm it and take him down.
>>41383772I worry that part of her spinal cord is what will allow her to be controlled. And we can't do a damned thing about it.
>>41383539It's not really a good idea to give antibiotics to someone who isn't displaying symptoms, as it kills off the symbiotic bacteria in their digestive tract. All we can really do is watch their health carefully, keep them away from sick people and take them to a doctor at any signs of illness. They'll also need vaccinations once the docs think their immune systems have recovered enough, herd immunity can only go so far based on the general population's behavior.
>>41383772>We'll work on designing an implant for her specifically, there's some work with a project called scorpion out east, we'll see if we can't use that research.We'll hopefully have that covered and as for a possible backdoor, she isn't going anywhere near a fighter let alone combat any time soon if ever again. As we've said before she is in a far worse position then Stasya and Lilya were, both mentally and going by what we were just told physically.
>>41383803I'm pretty sure the doctors would have noticed a "reverse signal, control body instead" shunt in the implant, considering they were balls-deep in it medically speaking.This just sounds like less refined implant methodology, not conspiracy
>>41383772They covered up the open flesh after cleaning away the previous infection, so her VDNI won't cause anymore problems, theoretically at least. The thing with the spinal cord is that she can't get the upgraded American versions like Frank has.
>>41383854It really sounds like a proto-proto type of what Laika has. >>41383848true, but that sounds like it won't be awhile, and develping it for Anya's use but yeah, I agree.However, if we do get deployed where will she go?
>>41383854>fuck it, they're not built to last anyways, why worry about keeping that shit sterileIs probably more truthful. I mean, wasn't Anya WELDED into her cockpit? That isn't the way you treat a pilot that you expect to come back alive
>>41383893That was probably more of a "for fuck's sake no more defecting and/or live captures" measure than anything else
>>41383871Not really, the reason the American ones work, is because their built so the infections doesn't happen. Even worse, the noises she, and Stasya and Lilya used to hear when using the Soviet VDNI, She still has to suffer from it
>>41383888>However, if we do get deployed where will she go?It might do her good to be around Stasya and Lilya but at the same time it would probably be better for her to stay with Frank's parents if/when Franks deployed again. That way she'll be closer to medical aid and maybe she might be able to start seeing a psychiatrist.
>>41383888If/when we get deployed again, she will travel along. Probably help out with housework or other stuff at the air base, but yeah her flying days are over pretty much.
>>41383924Hopefully the doctors were able to fix thatHopefully
>>41383912Except it was also the case for Laika.
>>41384035Laika wasn't welded in like Anya, just sealed tightly through latches and other stuff. Her VDNI port however prevented her from bailing out (plus the no legs thing). She was still expected to come back after every mission, and so they had to get her into/out of the plane many times, and welding is not feasible for that.
>>41384104Expect the panel that would allow the cockpit to be opened was welded shut.>Your hands scrabble around for the emergency release, and realize with horror that the panel housing it was welded shut. The system designed to get a pilot out of the cockpit in an emergency was welded shut, meaning that these people WANTED the pilot trapped in the cockpit.It wouldn't be too far of push to out right disable the ejection for the plane.
>>41383452The matriarchs of the tribal regions in northern Afghanistan had rather inventive methods they used on captured Russian soldiers, they would usually open their abdomens up and unravel their intestines, then string them up in a brace using their intestines as rope, in a cave that would be inaccessible from the mountain side, and p[position them at the entrance, so that they could be seen from the valley, and their screams would flow through the valley floor attracting attention.When they captured Spetznaz they got real inventive, usually not giving them as much fanfare, they knew how the soviets would respond, so they would sever the tendons in each limb, then slice the skin from the groin around the waist, and peel their skin back from the waist up over their torso and arms, tying it above their head, letting them suffocate in a bag of their own skin while they can't move.Personally I think Volgin deserves the latter or something equal in measure.
>>41385223Is this a thing or someone made this up?
>>41387328It is indeed a thing.
>>41387328It's afghanistan. Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if it's real.
>>41387342Where is the source? At least that it is used by witches?
>>41387358I worked with comapny guys who were there in the 80's>At least that it is used by witches?Where the fuck did you pull that from? This is from reality, not the quest.
>>41387413Oh right, Sorry, I just woke up and didn't read that clearly. I read matriarchs as Matron for some reason.
>>41387464Eh it's an easy enough mistake to make.