Sorry about missing Monday guys, been rather sick lately. In case anything comes up and the quest gets postponed, you can always check my twitter or in topic in the IRC.Sup/tg/ archive here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20Witches%20CrimsonAlso, big thanks to deculture for running the Angels side quest last weekend. For clarity's sake, that takes place the day AFTER the current one with the Demons.------------------------You are Squadron Leader Scarlet Harrison, and you have just learned what it feels like to have your dog ears scratched after going through a rather traumatic fishing trip.You and Rose are now awkwardly looking away from each other on opposite sides of the room.“Never talk about this again?” Rose asks.“Never talk about this again.” You answer.Right. So. Yeah.“Suppose I'll just get these reports filed and see if I can call Potts up here tomorrow then.” Rose says, flipping through the many binders and folders covering her desk. “Will that be all?”Actually... you kinda had plans for tomorrow, as much as you really don't want to tell her about it.“You?” She asks, cocking an eyebrow. “What kind of plans would YOU have?”Hey! Just because you're lazy doesn't mean you can't be busy some times!“The point stands, what plans?” She repeats, sipping a cold mug of coffee on her desk. You always found it weird how she could nurse one cup for the whole day.You tell her that you were going to lunch with Johanna, if she really must know. Seriously, so nosey.And for the first time in your life, you witness someone perform an honest to god spit-take. “YOU'RE ALREADY DATING?!” She yells. It takes a moment for her to recover, but when she does, she has that old stupid smirk on her face, albeit a bit more nervous and unsure looking. “I mean, not that I don't support you and all, but that's a little fast don't you think?”
“It's a not a god damn date!” You shout at stupid Rose and her stupid smug face.“Whatever you say, Red.” She says, smirking as she takes another sip.You tap your foot rather loudly and ask if you can go yet.“Though, I wonder who would wear the tux at your wedding...”God damn it, Rosie.“Suppose it'd have to be you. Johanna's far more feminine.”Psh. You could totally be feminine if you wanted to.“Then again, seeing you in a wedding dress has an appeal all on its own.”The thought of that alone makes you turn a violent shade of crimson. You manage to sputter out various curses and demands for her to shut up, all the while she wears that same dumb smirk.“Sorry, sorry. Got caught up in the moment.” She laughs to herself. “You're alright now?”Yeah... A bit annoyed, but you're alright.“Knew that'd cheer you up.” Rose laughs. “You're free to go.”[ ] I'll just let you do your work then.[ ] Have you had lunch yet?[ ] Actually, can we talk a little more about.... (write-in)
>>23148216[X] Have you had lunch yet?
>>23148216>[ ] I'll just let you do your work then.We have other fish to fry. Literally.
>>23148216[x] I'll just let you do your work then.Just for that, Rose gets no fish.
>>23148216>[ ] Have you had lunch yet?We got that fish, after all.
>>23148543She has also anger- annoyed us. So it's our fish.
You were GOING to ask her if she wanted to have lunch with you, but you know what? Just for that she doesn't get any fish. You and Ayaka will have all the delishes fishes to yourself. That'll teach her.“Yeah, yeah. I've got work to do.” She groans, waving you out.Well, maybe if she apologized...“I'll think about it. Now get going.”Hrmph. You stomped off in a huff, though not quite enough of a huff to keep you from quietly closing the door instead of slamming it. She'll apologize. Yeah. You can still hear the commotion from earlier in the kitchen. Part of you REALLY doesn't want to go in there, but you promised to help Ayaka. Taking a deep breath and steeling yourself, you push open the door. The kitchen is, well, about what you expected. At the table sits the calmest, coolest man you've ever known. The only man who can act perfectly fine while sitting at the same table as two attractive, single American witches and his amputated, alcoholic ex. Truly Rick Mabbs is a zen master. He gives you a quiet nod as you enter and make your way over to Ayaka, who has sequestered herself in a corner beside an open window and a trash can full of fish bits.“Hey sis!” Kate shouts, waving around a bottle of whiskey rather haphazardly. You're not her sister, damn it. “Good work catching Ricky-boy last night!”Just in the right place at the right time, you suppose.“Guess we know if you're a pitcher or a catcher now.” Kate teases, cocking an eyebrow. “Come and sit with us!”Well, you were going to help Ayaka...“Oh no, I'm fine.” Ayaka spits out rather quickly. “You go talk with them.”Traitor.[ ] Sit with them. What's the worst that could happen?[ ] Oh, but I INSIST, Crowy.
>>23148664>[ ] Sit with them. What's the worst that could happen?
>>23148664[x] Sit with them. What's the worst that could happen?We need to check up on Rick now that he's awake. How's he feeling now?
>>23148664>[ ] Oh, but I INSIST, Crowy.It would only be right, or something. She shouldn't have to deal with the fish alone
>>23148664>[ ] Oh, but I INSIST, Crowy.
>>23148664[x] Sit with them. What's the worst that could happen?Must save fellow Canadabro from the Americans! ...and the other Canadabro.
Oh but you INSIST. You said you'd help and you will!“Oh no, no.” Ayaka smiles. “You wanted to check in with your pilot friend, right? I couldn't keep you from that.”Tch. Fine. At Kate's urging, you pull up a chair to their table, placing yourself right between her and Rick. Joining you is Sammy, ever watchful. A bit overly so judging by the look on her face. To her left is Buzz Wagner, Sammy's best friend who you've spoken to... never, come to think of it. Not directly, at least.“So how you been, squirt?” Rick asks you, ruffling your hair. It would be weird if he hadn't always treated you as nothing more than a little sister.You tell that you could be better, but not too awful, and ask how he's been.“Last pilot in my unit and I've been flying as wingman to Minnie Bishop for the past week and now I'm one of only two guys staying in a building full of witches.” He says, letting out something halfway between a sigh and a chuckle. “Could be better, could be a lot worse.”Kate slides you a glass and before you know it, you've got some whiskey in front of you. “So how's Rosie been?” Rick asks. “She seemed stressed even before the squids hit, can't imagine she's doing all that well now.”Rose is... well, she's holding up. About as well as you are, probably. You don't tell him, but the two of you have had a at least a couple crying sessions since the invasion started.“About as well as you could hope, I guess.” He replies, nodding to himself. "I should probably go see her later."There are quite a few things you could ask him next... Wat ask/say?
>>23149169The two murrifats aren't bothering him, are they?
Hm. One vote in ten minutes. Guess I'll give choices for this one.[ ] Ask if these three are bothering him.[ ] Ask about Minnie.[ ] Ask how his plane got ambushed.
>>23149352>[ ] Ask if these three are bothering him.
>>23149169So what happened to his plane and when is he getting a new one.
>>23149352>[ ] Ask if these three are bothering him.>[ ] Ask about Minnie.>[ ] Ask how his plane got ambushed.Eh. Just do them all.
>>23149352>[ ] Ask about Minnie.>[ ] Ask how his plane got ambushed.Sorry I'm terrible at asking questions, Archival.
>>23149352[x] Ask if these three are bothering him.[x] Ask about Minnie.[x] Ask how his plane got ambushed.Fuck it, everything.
>>23149352[x] Ask about Minnie.[x] Ask how his plane got ambushed.Fucking Twitter not updating properly piece of shit.
So... these three giving him any trouble?“Nah. Getting doted on by two cute foreigners? Could get used to this.” He laughs, getting a wink from Buzz and making Sammy turn a little more red. “Could do without the drunk one, though.”“Hey, if you're looking for a little warmth at night...” Buzz smiles, inching closer across the table. “I hear Sammy's been a little lonely.”“B-BUZZ!” Sammy sputters, yanking her back. The two of them turn a bit, getting into some hushed argument that you can't quite make out.So... what's he doing with Bishop? What is she even DOING here?Rick sighs and leans back in his chair. “Long story short? I found something up north, ended up being the last person who knew where it was. Bishop wanted me to show her where it was. Things got complicated. Not allowed to say much, but she should tell you soon enough.”Great. More mysteries. So what exactly happened with his plane? Mighty coincidence that he makes an emergency landing right on your air field.“Oh. Funny thing.” He says, smiling for some reason. “We ferried around the mountains, inland, then went through Vancouver to get here. Didn't realize just how far out over the strait the martians controlled. Either that or Bishop just wanted to get a good fight in. Not sure what they're going to do with the plane, though. Couldn't have landed it here safely without your help, sure as hell ain't taking off.”So he's grounded for the time being then. Huh...“Ten bucks says Bishop planned it that way.” He says, taking a sip of his own whiskey.Is she really like that? You always saw her has the friendly headmistress...“She's... something else. I'll say that much.” Rick replies.Sammy and Buzz manage to agree on something and turn around, Sammy looking rather reluctant to do so. Buzz gets up and walks around to the door, looking back just as she's about to leave the room.“Hey, Scarlet.” She asks. “Can I talk to you outside for a sec?”
Really sorry guys, but I'm going to have to cut tonight's thread short. Stomach still giving me shit and it's hard as hell to write when you're struggling to keep your dinner down.Not sure when I'll be able to run again, so keep an eye on my twitter at https://twitter.com/archivalfag or the IRC at #swq on rizon.Also, deculture said he'd run more of the Angels next week, so there's that.
>>23149942Aw. Well, take care, man.
>>23149942>Decu running more Angels>still no MGNQallofmywhy.jpg
>>23149942fuckget better soon plz
>>23149942Sad times. Until next time.
>>23149942Don't worry about it Archival. Get better soon.
>>23149996This weekend, chum.
>>23149996As Udz said, he plans on finishing up the Midori arc this weekend. He seemed... rather intent on it when I asked about it.
>>23150119>He seemed... rather intent on itWell that sounds ominous. Don't forget about the Grief Seeds, and the hypo-gun. We're down to just 1 Homura left against the Winged-Homura, and we'll need every little advantage we can get.
>>23149942That's too bad. Get better soon, dude!>more AngelsExcellent.
>>23150254I see you've missed the last thread. We're not down to 'just 1 Homura against the Winged-Homura'. We're also down 1 Midori. She's basically dead, only kept alive by Madokami's shortlived intervention.