So, my computer shat the bed Wednesday, and I lost... well, pretty much everything, haha. I've got enough images to make this work, of course, and since I'm old fashioned, I kept most of my notes on paper, so I guess we lucked out there. Well, I did, anyway. That said, this is pretty much a fresh install of everything- if the trip doesn't match, don't panic. Jump into IRC if you wanna ask me in person, haha. archives here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20Witches%201989Character sheet and short plot synopsis here: http://pastebin.com/zFxWNup1++You whistle, a low, sliding tone- like someone passing a massive train wreck. “So that's the plan, huh? Get in, draw off their air cover, let the weasels do their work, and provide close air for the Marines and IJN?” You ask, skeptically. Ice, at her podium at the head of the room, fixes you with a short glare, then nods. “That's the plan. The IJNAF and IJAF will be mirroring our mission from the north and north east, respectively. The Fleet will be launching their aircraft only as a BARCAP for themselves and a reserve. Launch is from here, this is also our return point.”Goose holds up her hand, like she's in a school room. Ice pauses. “Yes, hon?”“We're not going back to the fleet?” she asks, her voice carrying surprise and concern. Ice shakes her head. “Not for now, no. PACCOM wants us here in Japan, and no, they haven't told me why.”“Bet it has to do with Frank's girlfriend!” Slider hoots from the back of the room, causing your squadron to laugh and you to cover your face with your hand. “You never said anything about a girlfriend! Mom and Dad are gonna be soooooo mad you didn't tell them!” Jess says, looking at you with big eyes and a mischievous grin. “I'mma call them when we get back and tell them!” “She's not my girlfriend, Jessica. Just some crazy witch.” “Pay attention to the briefing, Lieutenant.”
[x] “Pay attention to the briefing, Lieutenant.”Respect your superiors marine.
>>23774507> “Pay attention to the briefing, Lieutenant.”
>>23774440[x] “Pay attention to the briefing, Lieutenant.”
> "Pay attention to the briefing, Lieutenant."She may be our sister, but right now she's gotta be in soldier modo.
[x] “Pay attention to the briefing, Lieutenant.”
oh, and a fast apology- i grabbed a bunch of thumbnail images real fast off of suptg, so if anyone has the real deal, by all means please feel free to post them
>>23774440>why not both.jpg> “She's not my girlfriend and pay attention to the briefing, Lieutenant.”
>>23774440I like this. > “She's not my girlfriend and pay attention to the briefing, Lieutenant.”
>>23774542change vote to this
Ahmagawd I'm in time>pay attention to the briefing Lt.
You cant escape her frank she will turn you to our side. also>[x] “Pay attention to the briefing, Lieutenant.”
>>23774535http://www.mediafire.com/?nlj16ras3w6os31This is the 11/22/12 archive which I think is the most recent.
Rolled 27 “Pay attention to the briefing, Lieutenant.”
>>23774440[x] She's not my girlfriend, just some crazy enemy ace, now pay attention, Lieutenant.
>>23774440> “She's not my girlfriend, Jessica. Just some crazy witch.”"Like wants to kill Merlin for getting to spend more time with me crazy. Don't let her know you're my sister when we're in the air"
>>23774768afaik there is a chieve from last feb
> “She's not my girlfriend, Jessica. Just some crazy witch.”> “Pay attention to the briefing, Lieutenant.”Save the joking for after the briefing
>Katya's face when Slider pops off about Konstantina
>>23774813Good point! we need to warn her about that
>>23774890Nah. Let psycho soviet witch kill off that annoying bitch.
>>23774886>konstantina's face when she finds out we have a sister
>>23774909she is our sister dumb ass
>>237749092edgy4me>>23774440>>23774440> “Pay attention to the briefing, Lieutenant.”afterwards explain what's going down
what does our loving stalker look like?
>>23775085For some reason I see a Tall, Buxom, Blonde witch that has that crazy look, we all know the one.
>>23775085I picture her as something like Deculture's version of Kharn but without the fleshmetal and glowing eyes.
>>23775136I'm almost certain that she was described as having long black hair flying behind her during our fight.
>>23775154I know, just I've only seen crazy women with blonde hair in real life so that is what comes to mind.
>>23775147>without glowing eyeswhy must you ruin things for me?
>>23775147With all the supersoldiery bits and the likely cybernetic enhancements, it probably is a mirror image, actually.
>>23775201we need someone on big boss's level to take her out. It is the only way to be sure she dies
>>23775201You might have a point....especially if Konstantina uses matte-black Flanker Strikers.
>>23775240I am confused. what are you talking about?
>>23775236So now we're just waiting for Ocelot and his quintuple backstabs to make an appearance? Wait, oh god, he's the pilot for the Vampire!
>>23775265>inb4 Konstantina's next "love letter" includes naked Polaroids she took for Frank
>>23775290Who's EVA and The Boss then?
if the reds made her from young's dna...what would we do?
>>23775298>in b4 katya starts intercepting our mail and burning them
>>23775319The Boss, hmm, either Ice or Katya, EVA...ya got me there
>>23775298I can only imagine the chaos this would cause
>>23775271>Soviet super-soldier>stealth Witch>probably night WitchTL;DR Konstantina probably does look like Deculture's Kharn
>>23775298>>23775344Give them to Intel then maybe they'd do their jobs.
>>23775344Not just in the squadron; imagine what the Navy Intell spooks would think.
>>23775367>Intel>EVER doing their jobs>Laughing Everyone.gif
>>23775324>Super witch bred from both Young and Sanya's DNAunlimited oh shit works
>>23775324we send in grey fox
>>23775386Unless they are homosexuals then they maybe they'll be inspired encase more photos come along, But they are Navy.
>>23775388>Super-Witch made from SWQ Crimson's Ekaterina Valnikov's granddaughterHello Kharn 2.0
dont panic I am sure NATO/US has a super witch or two hidden for this
>>23775436>Unless they are homosexuals>But they are Navy.
>>23775324No.>>23775439This makes sense.
>>23775439wouldn't she be a tank witch then and likely what Jake's going to be dealing with?
>>23775475oh son of a-
>>23775462I kid, Grandfather worked on A-7's in Nam wouldn't be here if it were true.
>>23775475>>23775497Damn, Fronk's family does not have good luck
>>23775475>Soviets come up with cloning program>Jakepants also winds up with a psychotic Soviet witch stalkeroh lord--
>>23775534what did our ancestors do!?
 Other! (write in)“She's not my girlfriend, Jessica. Just some psycho witch. Now pay attention.” You respond. “This ain't fun and games, and it's not MILES. It's going to be real shit flying before the day's out.”“Our mission on this one is to focus on luring up- and then killing- as many Red aircraft as we can. Intel thinks most of their witches haven't been assigned to this front yet, and sightings bear that out. Other than some scattered Soviets, it's been strictly conventional on their end here on the islands.” Ice continues. “That said, we do know there's at least one hostile witch that can sneak past even Merlin, so watch out up there. I'll have the first element, that's Me, Slider, Maverick, Goose, and VMF-111. Frank, You'll take element two, that's You, the twins, Katya, Rosalie, Ayumi, and Katsumi.”You nod. “Usual deal, here, folks.” She says, leaning forward a bit. “Frank and the Twins have all our BVR capability, they'll keep us from getting swamped.” She looks over at you again. “No heroics. Let us know if you can't keep them out- Intel expects them to have a heavy air presence. More knockoff Mig-19s, at least, plus maybe some more modern aircraft. Once you're out of BVR, make a judgment call. If it looks good, get in and hit 'em. If not, bug out. Any questions?” Nope. Let's do this thing Yeah, actually. (Write it in!)
>>23775626[x] Nope. Let's do this thing
>>23775626> Nope. Let's do this thingGame time people.
>>23775626> Nope. Let's do this thing
>>23775626>[x] Nope. Let's do this thingLet's Roll.
>>23775626>Any expected AAA coverage?
>>23775626[x] Yeah, actually, what about AAA and MANPADS?And any orders if Soviet or Chinese Witches enter the fight?
>>23775626> Nope. Let's do this thing>>23775626
>>23775626This-->>>23775680>[x]Any expected AAA coverage?
>“No heroics.I hope people remember this before doing something truly stupid.
>>23775773oh look PTSD man is here
>>23775680the answer is lots as we are pulling off air cover so that a wild weasel squadron can go in and neutralize the AA IN ANY CASE[x] Nope. Let's do this thing
>>23775807ah. hadn't thought of that. Tis true
>>23775796I'm not one of the fuckers that aim for that route. Just someone who thinks THAT battle could have been handled better than it was.
>>23775832Harping on it won't help, and I'm rather upset taht Ghost and Mouse have not shut up about it.I voted for taking on the dreadnoughts so having that shit rubbed in my face is really pissing me off.
>>23775908Blame the people who refuse to learn from that then as they'll likely make the same mistake again and again, all for glory.
>>23775943There is nothing to learn we accomplished the mission given to us.
>>23775943you need to stop bring it up every time it starts a fight
>>23775908Not that Anon, I also voted for the Dreads but we were out voted, nothing we can do, it better not happen again cause it fuckin' blows. It was a big thing so of course Ghost and Mouse will bring it up.
>>23775626Time to kill some Farmers and other assorted fighters. I hope we don't run into too many of these...or that fucking Nosferatu again.
>>23775626Maybe we can ask Katya to keep an eye out for the new witches. They are all green and Katya knows what she is doing so it would help them out. But then again our little sister might spill the beans on Fronk's past.
>>23776066What past? What could she possibly spill the beans about?
>>23776052>Implying that China's ripoff of the Flanker has the same quality
>>23776097It wouldn't, we'd just have 3x as many.
>>23776092Embarrassing shit from Childhood. >>23776097They'd have 5 times the amount though.
>>23776097>implying it's a ripoffShenyang actually made a production agreement with Sukhoi to build them using kits supplied by the Russians.Polite sage for slightly offtopic
>>23776195>Russian kitsIf it's anything like Russian Export it may not matter.
 Nope. Let's do this thing“Nothing here boss.” You respond, shaking your head. “Anybody else? No?” Ice asks, looking around. “Alright. We’re wheels up tomorrow morning at oh-seven and the SEAD birds will hit around oh seven fifteen. That gives us fifteen minutes to gain control of that airspace, which should be plenty of time. Frank, Alyssa, budget fuel accordingly.”You nod. “Alright. That's it then. Crew rest starts at eighteen hundred, I want you all back in here by then.” She says. “Dismissed.”“Frank.” Jessica says, tugging briefly on your shirt sleeve. “Can we talk?” Yeah, what's up Jess? Got a lot to do, Jess, can it wait?
>>23776361[x] Yeah, what's up Jess?
>>23776361[X] Yeah, what's up Jess?
 Yeah, what's up Jess?
>>23776361>[x] Yeah, what's up Jess?Shoot.
>>23776361> Yeah, what's up Jess?
>>23776361> Yeah, what's up Jess?Walk and talk type of talk? Or one where I need to sit down for?
[x] Yeah, what's up Jess?
OH GOD THE CONSENSUSIT BURNS
>>23776465IT WORKS! WHY ARE WE YELLING???
>>23776361> "Yeah, what's up Jess?""Shoot, kiddo."
>>23776361>needs pantsI don't think so tim
>So, my computer shat the bed Wednesday, and I lost... well, pretty much everything, haha.I will never understand how this happens to people. Did you go to too many free porn sites without anti-virus installed?Also HEY GUY WHO WROTE THAT JESS/MAVERICK PORN. GOOD JOB, WRITE MORE.[X] Yeah, what's up Jess?
>>23776465ikrthis is minna/trude all over again.
>>23776685Jess is Frank's sister, so naturally he'd have time to spare. Save that shit when there's nothing but Katya votes
>>23776465>OH GOD THE CONSENSUS IT BURNSI guess this is an improvement over HURR SAMEFAG
>>23776767Well considering the number of votes, yea.
[x] Yeah, what's up Jess?“Yeah, what's up sis?” You ask, following her out of the briefing room. “Hey, look.” She says, tugging you out to the patio. “I know what you're thinking, and stop it.”“Stop what?” You're confused now. “You're on about how I'm your little sister and how my CO can't handle herself and she's going to get us hurt or killed and how now you're going to have to watch out for all of us and try and do your job too.”“Jess, I-” she cuts off your protest. “No. Lie to your friends, don't try to lie to me. You were, weren't you?” She says, planting her fists on her hips.  “What else was I supposed to think Jessica?” “Hardly. I knew you would be fine.”
 “What else was I supposed to think Jessica?”
>>23776814> "Hardly. I knew you would be fine."You're a Bishop! Fightingest family in America!No, this isn't bluster to hide fear at all.
[x] “What else was I supposed to think Jessica?”
 “What else was I supposed to think Jessica?”"Well, excuse me for having brotherly feelings."
>>23776814> “What else was I supposed to think Jessica?”
>>23776814Other: Slap that ungrateful bitch right in her fucking mouth.
>>23776814> “After the bullshit she pulled in the hangar? What else was I supposed to think Jessica?”
>>23776814[x] "Rand might be a filthy stinking muhreeeen but she deserves more respect than that. And of course I'm worried, I'm your big brother."
>>23776814[X] “What else was I supposed to think Jessica?”Does she think not caring for family while fighting isn't going to happen? She is our little sister after all, so of course we are going to worry.
>>23776814[x] “What else was I supposed to think Jessica?”YOUR CO IS A DRUNK WITH A HAIR TRIGGER
>>23776911Our sister is also muhreen
>>23776814[X] “What else was I supposed to think Jessica? Hog blew her top after a dumb comment from HUE Twin #1; what do you think an enemy witch is going to say trying to psych her out?
>>23776814[x] “Hardly. I knew you would be fine.”
>>23776939so? your point beeing?
>>23776939Which is why we should already be running when the penny drops.
>>23776814>[x] “What else was I supposed to think Jessica?”Also, another good plan from Ice.
>>23776814 “What else was I supposed to think Jessica?”
>>23776814> “What else was I supposed to think Jessica?”I think Rand'll be a better person for it, but I do feel slightly guilty. We should've at least gone after Sharkbait a little bit too
>>23777011But Ice is already a Commander.
>>23777089why do I want to punch this guy?
>>23777211You're probably a tsundere.
>>23777252no he looks like a dumb ass that needs his clock cleaned
>>23777211>>23777252He is sworda punchable.
>>23777211you lost me
>>23777089That's a perfectly normal reaction.
[x] “What else was I supposed to think Jessica?”“Well what else was I supposed to think, Jessica?” You ask, biting back anger. “Your CO is incompetent and-” She cuts you off again. “First, she's our acting CO. The major hasn't arrived yet. Second, don't talk about Domi that way. She's a good person, even if she does have anger management problems! She's done nothing but help us get squared away and even had good things to say about you!”“That hardly excuses her behavior in the hangar, Jess.” You note. “She acts like that in combat and it's going to get real ugly, real fast.”Jessica shakes her head. “I can handle myself!” says insistently, stomping her foot. “I grew up in the same family you did, and my scores in flight school are better than yours!”“Bullshit.” You say, flatly. “I was the best grad they'd had since the thirties, they said so themselves.”She shakes her head. “Look them up if you don't believe me! And besides I... “ She trails off.  “you what, Jess.” “I don't care. One more witch to watch out for isn't anything to me, Jessica.”
>>23774912she says this first just replace son with sisterhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldHwIBtmA7A
>>23777540[X] “you what, Jess.”
>>23777540 “you what, Jess.”
>>23777540[X] “you what, Jess.”OH BOY MORE DETAILS.Also Calvin and Hobbes is awesome.
>>23777540> "You what, Jess."I swear, if she says 'joined the Marines so this wouldn't happen', Frank's heart might break a little.
>>23777540[X] “You what, Jess.”
>>23777540[x] “you what, Jess.”Silly little sister; everyone knows you don't just trail off like that without getting questioned.>Teutonic FSweenWhile I have no idea what to make of 'FSween' captcha reminds me that we don't have a German witch yet...do we?
>>23777540[x] “you what, Jess.”HI RAND!
>>23777540> “you what, Jess.”
>>23777540>[x] “you what, Jess.”
>>23777540[x] “you what, Lieutenant."
>>23777540>[x] “you what, Jess.”Lay it out.>>23777592>FSweenSwede/Finn?
"Domi"? I can't help but wonder just how hard 'Hog would hit Frank if he called her "Domi" in front of the squad?
Rolled 81[X] “You what, Jess.”
 “you what, Jess.”
>>23777540[X] “you what, Jess.”Maybe she broke a record we held.
[X] “you what, Jess.”
>>23777540:sigh: You what, Jess?
>>23777587More than likely.Or the marines was the only option for her, seeing as her family was everywhere else
>>23777540>a big bro's always gonna worry about his little sister no matter what she says. You what?
>>23777540>DomiI really shouldn't be reading into that the way I am, but after that Jess/Mav fapfic...
>>23777648If she did we should give her a airplane ride.>>23777587>>23777686Probable.
>>23777540> “I don't care. One more witch to watch out for isn't anything to me, Jessica.”Pissing against the tide, but I think it'll provide an amusing reaction.
>>23777815I'd love to see the reaction but it's doubtful.
 “you what, Jess.”“You what, Jessica.” You ask, softly. “I'm worried about you, Frank. Mom and Dad are too.” She says, almost too quietly to hear. “The news is following you, back home, and... and they're always gushing over how you're always in the thick of it, you know? It's- we- they're trying to play you up, make you a hero, like some of those guys in Europe, but we're scared, Frank. You can't keep doing that.”You shrug. “Jess, the news isn't-” she cuts you off. “They're not telling the truth, we know. But Mom has contacts still, and they're not lying. You took a barely armed transit flight and turned it into earning an order of the golden kite by tangling with some new soviet superjet? Before that you took on some kind of flying supership that they're not saying anything about, but it couldn't have been easy, and then before that they said you got hit bad over alaska. Then over Tokyo bay, now you have some Soviet Bitch who thinks you're a god walking earth or something?”She sighs. “How long can you keep it up, Frank? You're not a witch, you can't do the same things we can, and they can get you a whole lot easier. And now I'm scared that you're going to get hurt trying to protect me.”> What say?
>>23777919Damned concern and worry. Why can't people just let us alone to get on with our job?
"It'll be worth it."Why the hell do you think we're fighting this war in the first place?
>>23777919Pull her aside, "Sis, this goes no further, but I may be playing with more than a full deck. Scuttle says I might have the male gift. I am trying not to take unnecessary risks, but when I get a chance to make a difference, it's hard to say 'no'"
>>23777919Give her our patented shit eating grin. "Jess, Merlins in the back giving me shields, a better gun and missiles that can poke the eye out of a gnat at 100 miles. Besides that I really am a damn good pilot in the best plane Uncle Sam makes. Trust me, I'll be fine."
>>23777919"Welcome to war."More men have died than I can count now. We all have are orders that we have to follow through on. And if I die protecting one of you girls then it be worth."
>>23777919"That's just the way things are, Jess, and you're just going to have to deal with it."
>>23777919"it's my job I am a PILOT!"
>>23777919"It is what it is, I have a job to do up here and one of the best squadrons with me to get it done. That the crazy decides to be there when I show up is irrelevant, I am tasked to deal with it and keep my ass and those around as intact as possible while handling it."
>>23777919'Not a witch', eh? That might not be... entirely accurate...
>>23777919"I'll keep it up as long as I need to."
>>23777919"Jess, I can't not do this. It's the only thing I'm able to do, and I'm damn good at it. No Ruskie is going to be able to take me out of the air. Besides, I've got my own superjet, Merlin, and I might very well be magical.I love you Jess, but it's my job to worry about you, not your job to worry about me. I'm the big brother here, you aren't allowed to worry about me, it's against the sibling rules."
>>23777919>How long can you keep it up, Frank?>You're not a witch"No, I'm not a witch but I'm the next best thing, a fighter pilot, a damn good one. I'll fight till this is over, I won't always be right but in the end, do or die, it will be every bit worth it." I'd love to drop the gnome bit but that is Classified.
>>23777919"Look, Jess, I'm not taking unnecessary risks. I'm not going out there looking to bump up my tally or get another medal. I'm simply trying to do the best that I can, wherever I am, whenever I can. I know I've got limits, and I'm not going to cross them. And you're really not giving my plane, or my RIO, enough credit. She practically makes the Wyvern into a giant Striker, more or less."
>>23777919"Jess, I don't go out looking for glory; I just do my job. I'm a naval aviator and my RIO, wingwitch, my CO, and my squadmates are the best any pilot could ever have the honor of serving with. They watch out for me just as I watch out for them. I'll be fine, Jess; don't worry."
>>23777919"And you know this from your no doubt large amounts of combat experience Jess? I WILL BE FINE."
>>23778053I'm with you. Ice told us to keep that quiet, so I don't think now is the right time to spill the beans about that to Jessica.from >>23778070
>>23777919"Okay, first up, ninety percent of that shit I did? Merlin is the one that pulled me through.Second, I fly one of two steelwings in a mostly-Witch squadron. Plenty of backup when I need it.That thing at Alaska sucked but if I hadn't done it, your acting CO and her buddy would be toast. I couldn't just sit back and watch that happen."
>>23777971>"It'll be worth it."This
>>23777971We can't JUST say this.
>>23778198Yeah you can. It's called walking away after that. Give her no chance at responding back to it.
>>23777971Not just like this. No.
>>23778224Yeah but that is idiotic and childish and does nothing to address her concerns.
>>23778240I agree with you, we need to address her concerns in an adequate manner or else it'll hinder her performance.
>>23777919"Jess, I managed to do all those BECAUSE I'm not a witch. I fill a role the girls need. Once you see me in combat, you'll understand."
Why the fuck does everyone and thier fucking dog think we're doing this shit to get medals and/or play up some mythical role of a hero?Job's gotta get done, and we're up at the plate, might as well do it and go home.Fuck this glory hound shit. We get. Our job. DONE. Nothing more, nothing less.
>>23778266THIS. This needs to be added on to anything that is actually said. Ghost do eet, purueeze.
>>23778455the next person to call us a glory hound fucking gets a uppercut!
>>23778455>we just do our jobIf we were just doing our job, and just following the orders given to us, we wouldn't have peeled off of escort duty to fight the Vampire.
>>23778455Cause from the outside it looks like we are glory hounding. I say when the war is over we discharge and live on a farm somewhere, not in the public eye. With Katya preferably.
>>23778505There's more to being in the armed forces than just following orders.
>>23778526more like locked up like big boss....
>>23778526This. That and a Glory seeker would be one to forsake allies to peruse his target, which gets little miss Psycho all wet in her panties.
>>23778505>available air support not helping in a pitched battleokay ...
>>23778534nanomachines keep us asleep while we are in cryo?
>>23778526If Katya wants to be a housekeeper for Frank and Slider, sure.
>>23778526We're going to be betrayed by our country and forced to fight in an endless war.
>>23778526Seconding. And invite Merlin over some times to shoot the breeze. And make sure our surrogate little sister isn't getting in trouble.
>>23778570we better get a bitching eyepatch!
>>23778571But of course! Hell invite everyone from the squadron from time to time.>>23778581It be a bitch to fly.
>>23778526She would have liked to see Montana.
>>23778611Don't you fucking dare.
>>23778534>>23778561who is our major zero then?
>>23778611That thought crossed my mind, that can be the crazy soviet witch.
You chuckle. “You're worried about that, Jessica? Really?”She nods, and you can hear her sniffliling. You put one hand on her shoulder. “Jessica, for some reason, the gods have given me the finest RIO in the fleet- and she is a witch. I've got shields, I've got guns, I've got missiles you don't have. I'm in the best combat aircraft in the solar system, and I'm privileged and lucky enough to fly with a group of witches with amazing talent- I have plenty of backup.”“Yeah, but-” you cut her off this time. “And all that stuff you mentioned? I managed to do all of those because I'm not a witch. I fill a role they need, and once you see us in combat, you'll understand.”“I- I'm just scared Frank. I don't want to be the person who gets you hurt. How could I talk to anybody after that?” “It'll be fine, Jessica. Here, let's go down to the hangar. I'll show you what I'm working with, maybe that will help.” “Don't be, Jessica. Remember the family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?” “Go talk to anybody else if you don't believe me, Jessica. Ask them what they think.”
>>23778665>[x] “It'll be fine, Jessica. Here, let's go down to the hangar. I'll show you what I'm working with, maybe that will help.”>[x] “Go talk to anybody else if you don't believe me, Jessica. Ask them what they think.”
>>23778665[x] “Don't be, Jessica. Remember the family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?”
>>23778665> “Don't be, Jessica. Remember the family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?”
>>23778665> “Don't be, Jessica. Remember the family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?”> “Go talk to anybody else if you don't believe me, Jessica. Ask them what they think.”These two.As long as she doesn't go to the twins.
>>23778665> "Go talk to anybody else if you don't believe me, Jessica. Ask them what they think."Also hugs. Sister needs hugs now.
>>23778665>[x] “Don't be, Jessica. Remember the family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?”>[x] “Go talk to anybody else if you don't believe me, Jessica. Ask them what they think.”
>>23778665"If I get hurt it'll be my own damned fault, no one else's. And it definitely won't be yours, not ever. Understand?"> “Don't be, Jessica. Remember the family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?”
>>23778665> “Don't be, Jessica. Remember the family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?”> “Go talk to anybody else if you don't believe me, Jessica. Ask them what they think.”
>>23778665[X] “Don't be, Jessica. Remember the family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?”Let's try to deal with this in private.
>>23778665[x] “Don't be, Jessica. Remember the family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?”then[x] “It'll be fine, Jessica. Here, let's go down to the hangar. I'll show you what I'm working with, maybe that will help.”
>>23778665Whatever it ends up being, we must give her a hug AND a Airplane ride around the Hanger.
>>23778665[x] “Don't be, Jessica. Remember the family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?”[x] “Go talk to anybody else if you don't believe me, Jessica. Ask them what they think.”
Haven't been back in a while, how's Merlin's PTSD doing?>>23778729seconding.
[x] "Go talk to anybody else if you don't believe me, Jessica. Ask them what they think."
>>23778729Merlin will remember that.
>>23778665> “Don't be, Jessica. Remember the family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?”> “It'll be fine, Jessica. Here, let's go down to the hangar. I'll show you what I'm working with, maybe that will help.”
>>23778665> “It'll be fine, Jessica. Here, let's go down to the hangar. I'll show you what I'm working with, maybe that will help.”
>>23778771We'll grab her and give them both airplane rides dammit!
>>23778665[X] “Don't be, Jessica. Remember the family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?”[X] Here, let's go down to the hangar. I'll show you what I'm working with, maybe that will help.”
>>23778801So we'll be a biplane?
What's the difference between a RIO and a WSO?
>>23778858One's in Brazil
>>23778665> “It'll be fine, Jessica. Here, let's go down to the hangar. I'll show you what I'm working with, maybe that will help.”> “Go talk to anybody else if you don't believe me, Jessica. Ask them what they think.”Apply hugs to sister. Become biplane with her and Merlin
>>23778823No, a Twin Mustang.
>>23778665> “It'll be fine, Jessica. Here, let's go down to the hangar. I'll show you what I'm working with, maybe that will help.”Time for the little sisters to meet.
>>23778858Two letters?>>23778908I like it.
>>23778858Different terms for the same job.IIRC, originally the Navy used RIO and the Air Force used WSO, back in the days of the Phabulous Phantom when they both used 'em.Air Force stopped using 'em, but the Navy kept "RIO" up until the Super Hornet when they switched over to WSO.
>>23778913They've met.Jess even gave Merlin an excuse to get in bed with us.
>>23778913They have already met.
>>23778935BEST SISTER EVER
>>23778935Invite Jessica in for slumber party too. Promise they can do Frank's hair
>>23778823Something like this?
>>23778935No. Stop that.
>>23778953>>23778935MERLIN IS NOT FOR LEWDS.
>>23778971Who's the mom?
>>23778953...Any Bets the Kent/Clostermann Estate in France has that painting on a wall somewhere?
>>23779007and Kontantina is the one underwater making Fronk pull that face
>>23779032In Ian's bedroom.Or man cave.
>>23779033won't Ian be pissed?
>>23779033That's not water, that's poison.
>>23779087Bitch is crazy enough to be swimming in poison
>>23779069i think you replied to the wrong post>>23779096>swimmingthats not all shes doing
>>23779109Damn straight she won't.She will also be drowning in poison
>>23779096Its Konstantina, bitch is completely crazy. She'll either end up dying by our hands, screaming in ectasy the whole way, or we'll somehow make her slightly less crazy and convert her.
>>23779140>converting the daughter of comrade stalinSome things son, you just can't fix. I'm sorry.
>>23779140I do see the second one as more probable.She probably relates to us more than she does her fellow witches anyway.
>>23779150If brainwashing is a thing we can probably make her the most patriotic Russian ever.
>>23779140Paladin-style dicking conversions, seems to be the preferred /tg/ method
>>23779150But she's not actually the daughter of Stalin, just a crazy messed up girl who was given that name. Besides, we're FRONK BISHOP! There isn't a Witch in the world we can't convert!
>>23779173That would be fairly straightforward. A small perspective shift from Fanatical leader loyalty to fanatical national loyalty (or vice-versa) Is not too complex a procedure.
>>23779173>>23779175We are not converting/dicking the daughter of stalin. That would cause several diplomatic incidents. That nixon would not be able to fix.>>23779185WE HAVE KATYA GOD DAMN IT, WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER RUSSIAN!
>>23779185>inb4 the actual descendant of stalin is a heavily brainwashed katya>and all her 'calls home' have been to stalinka
>>23779202We need all the Russians.
>>23779202>Implying she is the actual daughter of stalin>Implying the actual daughter of stalin didn't defect in real life.
>>23779202Bingo. Konstantina said certain things to Merlin that is not forgivable.
>>23779202But muh Yandere!
>>23779063How tasteful>>23778989Yes she is
>>23779228>>23779222No.>>23779226Exactly>>23779223At this point I'm assuming she's the daughter of stalin. adopted or biological
>>23779259You don't want to free the shit out of the Russians?
>>23779283If they wish to be free, like Katya, I will liberate the shit out of them. If not, then I will face them in honorable combat.
>>23779259If what katya said is correct, she's probably a core of a scared little test tube girl mashed into the persona of a psychotic killer. I'm not saying we give her the dick, but hell, don't close the options off. Keep options open, and observe all the angles. The less casualties we have, the better
>>23779301What if they wish to live with us only after we defeat them in honorable combat?
>>23779319that is surrender, and that is dishonorable. Grant them a clean death.
>>23779228If it makes you feel any better, I get the impression that Merlin has a little bit of yandere hidden somewhere in there. She will not take it well at all if Fronk either gets a girlfriend or spends an inordinate amount of time with his sister
>>23779418ya I get a feeling she is hiding a whole different side of her self
>>23779418still waiting for the fanfic
Awright, its been two threads, are we going to acknowledge the fact that people think we're a warlock?
>>23779470Not. Deny and keep it hidden.We're not suppose to know of it, after all.
>>23779470>warlockIt's GNOME and it's pretty much CLASSIFIED!
>>23779470We're a warlock.It doesn't change how we are supposed to go about doing things, and it is supposed to be a secret, so not really no.
>>23779470It's not coming to light until long after we're dead and buried, and the memoirs are published posthumously.
>>23779491>>23779494Alrighty then.>>23779497Gnome is a terrible name.
>>23779516It's what it is, deal with it.
>>23779516It's also how this universe works. Suck it.
>>23779497No, its beyond classified. Its ultra secret, burn before reading, shoot yourself if you think about it too long, plausible deniability for the entire world secret.
>>23779548which means it'll get revealed sooner or later as such a thing can't be hidden forever. Merlin would be the first to realize this, provided she even knows about them as she found a sign (the plane telling her Frank was making it do impossible things)
>>23779616WE KNOW NOTHING.
>>23779616Look, just because the plane thinks it can't do it doesn't mean it actually can't. Sometimes, its just a matter of willpo- oh shit we're doing magic.
>>23779616Well, its apparently been hidden through all of history so far so I think they're doing ok. I mean if Young didn't spill it or nobody believed him if he did then I doubt we're going to change any minds ourselves.
[x] “Don't be, Jessica. Remember the family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?”“Don't be, Jessica.” You say, pulling her into a tight hug. “Remember our family motto? You're my sister. What kind of person would I be if I exempted you from it?”Her muffled reply is lost against your shoulder. “Look, it's going to be fine, ok?” You say, trying to sound soothing. “Let's just go get some food, ok? I think it's Rosalie's turn to cook, and she's pretty good at it.”Again, Jessica's reply is lost against you, but she at least nods her head to the affirmative. It takes her a few minutes to dry off her eyes and wipe her nose- trying to hide that she's been crying. If not for the red rims around her eyes, you'd have a hard time telling. You're waylaid as soon as you step inside though- Goose runs into you, knocking her on her rear and almost rocking you back a step. Almost- she's a small girl, really. “Frank! Miss Ice was looking for you. Wanted to see you up in her office.” She says, as you help her to her feet.  “Not right now, dealing with some family issues. Can it wait?” “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”
>>23779654Oh come on! You know how sissy those planes are! Always wanting maintenance and refueling and more damn missiles! I mean shit they don't know anything.
>>23779672>“Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”
>>23779672>[x] “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”PROFESSIONALISM HO
>>23779672> “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”Professional Fronk is Professional
>>23779672>[x] “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”I hope shit didn't go south.
>>23779672> “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”Duty Calls.
>>23779674ITS GAME OVER MAN, GAME OVER! Black helicopters and all that shit. HEAD FOR MEXICO!>>23779672 “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”Blood is thicker than water and all that.
>>23779672> “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. Promise I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”
>>23779672[X] “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”She must have a good reason.
>>23779672 “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”If we didn't have merlin or our actual little sister, Goose would have more screen time
>>23779672[x] “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”
>>23779672Goose is adorable
>>23779674And the way they bitch if they're carrying a targeting pod and you over-g the thing, you'd think it was the end of the world or something!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYLPoTNnKAk>>23779672> “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”
>>23779672> “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”We're the XO now, gotta go when the CO calls.
>>23779672> “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”This and admonish her to be careful. Might be fun playing up the mother hen thing to fuck with the older witches.
>>23779672> “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”Goose, Play with the little sister for me, mmkay?
>>23779616Look, man, there is a difference between the maximum airspeed and the never-exceed-speed.
>>23779672[x] “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”>Miss Iceso_moe_im_gonna_die.jpg
>>23779719Isn't she just?>>23779727Not yet, we aren't.>>23779702>HEAD FOR MEXICO!As if that'll help.[x] “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”
>>23779750Its a false trail, we actually bail out over the arctic. Make it look like we bailed over mexico, continue to Canada.
>>23779763And then we dig through to Australia right?
>>23779763man they would be ON us before we do step one
[x] “Not right now, dealing with some family issues. Can it wait?”Pissing against the tide; disapoitned the other choices didn't win as they'd do a better job at calming her down.Oh well.
>>23779672>her officeConsidering that we took over slider's desk, technically its our office now, isn't it?
>>23779922She's the boss lady, so it's still her office
>>23780014>implying you can escape us
>>23780083FUCK IT, GOING TO PLUTO WITH THE IMPOSSIBLE JET. How? FUCK YOU AND MAGIC THATS HOW.
>>23780083"So were are we taking "G" to?""back to 51 were he will never see the light of day like that OTHER guy"
>>23780112>area 51 is a lab/prison for gnomes
[x] “Man, I can't even be gone for three minutes and things go nuts. Alright. I'll talk to you at dinner, 'k Jessica?”“I go on one damn three day bender...” You mutter under your breath, wondering what in the hell came up in the past what? Five minutes? That's so important. “Hey, Jessica? I'll talk to you at dinner, ok? And if you need me, you know where to find me, ok?”She nods. Goose surprises you both by grabbing Jessica's wrist. “C'mon! We can go help Miss Rosalie cook! It'll be fun!” Jessica smiles- she's always fancied herself a cook, even if she's lousy at it. Maybe Rosalie can help?….more likely, you'll be digging into that stash of 'emergency' MREs you've got hidden under your bed. Upstairs, Ice is sitting alone in the office, the door sitting open. She looks up when you enter. “Close the door, Frank.” she says, her voice serious. She's got a pair of envelopes sitting on her desk, along with a small black box. “Catch.” She tosses it at you. Inside, a pale green ribbon with white stripes rests, a enameled medal hanging from it. “That's from IJN command- with regrets they can't present it properly. Everyone's a little busy with the operation to take back the airport and surrounding area.”You nod. “the rest is bad news, I'm afraid.” “Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then.” “Don't tell me till after tomorrow boss, I'd rather not know.”
>>23780162[x] “Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then.”
>>23780162> “Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then.”Might as well get it out of the way now. So long as we can put on a happy face when we go back downstairs
>>23780162> “Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then.”
>>23780162>[x] “Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then.”one guess who or WHAT it is
>>23780162> “Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then.”Lets get it over with.Make ourselves comfortable in our chair
>>23780162>  “Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then.”
>>23780162> “Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then.”"Huh another one.Did you get anything for saving the Royal Palace and the guards, boss?"Hope shes not getting shafted on these awards
>>23780162[X] “Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then.”Let's hear it.
>>23780162 “Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then.”
>>23780221Slip this in.I'm curious.
>>23780162> “Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then.”hit me boss
>>23780162> “Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then.”'Ere we go!
>>23780083would gordon freeman be a gnome?
>>23780162> "Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then."
>>23780335He'd be Gordon Goddamn Freeman.
>>23780335Obviously. How else does he carry an entire armory and still run faster than most cars?
>>23780335freeman's mind gordon in 89....god help us all
>>23780390>freeman's mind gordon in 89wat
>>23780411you need to watch this series NOWhttp://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=ELkznu7Gec_hU
>>23780433new episodes when!?
>>23780366He's just that good.
[x] “Aw hell. Might as well hit me with it now, then.”“Might as well hit me with it now, boss. And hey, where's yours?” You ask, indicating the medal and sitting down. “Well, it's mixed news.” She says. “Chance-vought wants the XF-02 back. They're recalling yours for the time being to work in some improvements. The Twins are losing theirs too.”She sighs. “They want us to head stateside to help with testing. We'd be back at Miramar. Well, between there, China lake, and the Vought plant in Texas. That's why they put those girls here- to take our place.”“That sounds- “ Ice holds up a hand. “Wait, before you say anything, Frank. It's not all bad.” She says. “The IJN has agreed to attach one of their best witch squadrons here to take our place. Katsumi and Ayumi would be staying and taking command. Goose's sister is supposed to be coming in to take over from Rand within the next couple of days as well.”“What kind of time period are we looking at?” You ask, weighing it in your head. Not that you think you have much say in it, but still.Ice shrugs. “Who knows? The vought engineers aren't estimating over two months, but they're saying there's a lot of work to do to it.”She grins impishly. “I can see why you wouldn't want to go, I mean, I doubt your grilfriend would be able to follow...” “She's not my girlfriend, boss.” “Yeah, that is kind of a shame.”
>>23780731>[x] “Yeah, that is kind of a shame.”
>>23780731>[x] “Yeah, that is kind of a shame.”Deadpan pls.
>>23780731> OTHER"Far as I can see, I'll have enough girl trouble following me there anyway, even without Miss Crazy-Eyes."
>>23780731> “She's not my girlfriend, boss.”/Cue WORRY
>>23780731[x]Knowing her, I don't think even an ocean would cause her much pause.
>>23780731>Goose's sister is supposed to be coming in to take over from RandSo this is the alleged Major we've been hearing about.
soon a cardboard box will be following us
>>23780731Excuse me if I worry boss, Knowing her, I don't think even an ocean would cause her much pause.Stolen from >>23780760
>>23780731[X] “Yeah, that is kind of a shame.”She's kind of nice in a 'One of us is going to die' way.
[x] “Yeah, that is kind of a shame.”must be "Yanked back to the states time" in '89
>>23780760This. Also, are they sending the whole squadron back, or just us, merlin, and the sharktwins?
>>23780731"I would be more ambivalent about this if we got in more than one or two sorties before getting recalled."Also this leaves little sister all aloooooooone
>>23780731heh two can play at that game[x] "Really Boss? Katya didn't tell me she was being pulled by ONI. Weird."
>>23780731Just in time for the Inevitable Soviet invasion through Mexico, right?
>>23780731>[x] “She's not my girlfriend, boss.”
>>23780804No. That was utterly retarded in the movie and Ghost will never let that happen.
>>23780787Dammit, now the little sister is within arms reach of the crazy russian.
>>23780799That is very mean.But it might spur her on to be more aggressive.
>>23780731> “What a shame.”
>>23780731[x] “Yeah, that is kind of a shame.”
>>23780731> “Yeah, that is kind of a shame.”Counter-Trolling
>>23780871The best part is that it could work regardless of who we're "joking" about>They're keeping you here, boss?>What is Slider gonna do all by her lonesome?>Who's gonna keep me sane if Patty can't come?!etc
>>23780839Eh it might happen, this seems to draw much from various 80's action films
Either "Really, that'd be a shame." or this: >>23780799
>>23780927This is a terrible idea. This is so easy to misconstrue....just...just no.
>>23780731 “Yeah, that is kind of a shame.”
>>23780899Said it before, i'lls ay it again:OHGODHIPS
>>23780960I know right?Slider option is best option
>>23780960You called, Comrade?
>>23780990but of course
>>23780731[x]"She's not my girlfriend, boss. And the farther I can get from a crazy Soviet super-soldier Witch, the better."
I see all this joking and denied of our glorious soviet waifu, yet nothing about how we're going to leave our sister in-theatre with the monster and her squadron is in no shape to take her on
>>23780799This amuses me.Do it.
>>23781121Me im more curious about who ineffect authorised katya to follow us to china lake.Granted, shes fought well and all against the reds and even helped some surrender but letting defectors near top secret research? Never happens. At all. Unless said research is part of their domain.
>>23781121>and deniedand i don't know what i was trying to type therewe should write a letter for Konstantina and tell her to come after us or threaten that if she hurts our sister there will never be anything between, something to make her angry/crazy/stupid enough to disregard orders and leave our sister and her squadron alone
>>23781121Perhaps we should make a big show of being pulled from the theater? If Konstantina knows that we're not in the area, perhaps she will lose interest.
>>23781148>>23781157This could be a double-edged sword though. If we let her know, she might come after our sister just to make us angry enough to come and get her
>>23781145unless it is in their interests to keep their greatest air asset (read: us) happy and effective, you forget they're trying to win a war thats not going too well for them, they're not about to handicap their own forces like that, also if she is with us she is more useful towards the war
guy's she will follow us somehow.Pic related
>>23781179By bringing her along?No you see, the best way to keep fronk happy and keep the secrecy of the research:Would be to leave her here in japan with Jessica, attached to her squadron.Fronk won't need to worry so he'll be happy, top secret research won't be compromised, her prowess in war won't be wasted away from the frontlines and thus she'll be more useful, win-win for all.
 “Yeah, that is kind of a shame.”“Yeah, boss.” you say, you voice completely deadpan. “That is kind of a shame.”Ice laughs. “That's actually the other piece of bad news. Intel wants you to start writing her.”Your eyes narrow. “They what?”Ice nods. “Apparently, she's giving away some useful information. Useful enough that they want you to start writing. After we're stateside, they'll give you a mailing address, and you're going to start writing. At least one letter for every one of hers, clear?”“Aye, Ma'am.” you respond, glumly. Ice laughs again. “It's not all bad. At least you'll get the fan mail- after Intel's gone through it.” “So when do we head back?” You ask. “Right after we sortie tomorrow.” Ice says. “We'll land here, get a few hours rest, then load up. And they want the whole squadron- I guess China Lake has been working on some pretty space-age stuff they want to test out. Have your gear packed for a ferry flight.”you sigh. “This shit is getting old, boss. Wish we could just get back on the sara and get back to doing what we're supposed to be doing.”Ice nods. “Me too Frank. Me too.”
>>23781228>>23781179....ooooooorrrrrr maybe they're going to take this witch who was until as of late part of Frontal Aviation, and use her knowledge of Soviet tactics for aggressor training.
Alright guys, gonna call it here. I'm REALLY sorry for the slow pacing tonight- spent most of the time inbetween updates trying to get the image folder back to speed. We should be back to 100% next week, barring this computer dying! haha!(oh god I just tempted fate)anyway. till next time guys.
>>23781258oh this will be FUN....well we could troll her
>>23781228Seems like a good Idea... but I worry for the safety of anyone we leave within reach of Konstantina, especially known associates of ours.
>>23781258Soooo.....yeah. Crazy Yandere Witch is going to end up converted I swear.
The small, cramped room was a luxury. It was a hole she could slip into, to separate herself from the rest of the world. The air, thick with humidity, calmed her. The dim lights and fuzzy shadows were a warm blanket. The hard bed was a place of comfort. Only the hum of the engine penetrated here. It was a womb, and she could think of no better place to collect her shattered thoughts.Alive.Natsumi Ogawa repeated the word to herself, quietly. Alive. Her sister had been lost, her memory attacked by the superiors that once praised her, charges of incompetence and cowardice staining her record. She was not expected to be able to stand trial and defend herself, but that was a trivial matter; for cases such as hers, no conviction needed to be reached. Once accused, the results were the same.
>>23781281Thanks ghost!Now wheres mouse...
Dead.Natsumi's sister, Harumi, was thought dead. It drove Natsumi off the track, the carefully planned and executed series of events that were her life until now. Once the star child of her peers, primed to follow in Harumi's footsteps, news of her sister's downfall ruined her. Her superiors began to see her as the incompetent coward they believed Harumi to be. They belittled her, stoking the flames of her fury. Natsumi struggled to contain herself, to stifle the internal chaos that was dragging her off the track, but there is only so much such a young girl can do to control her emotions. Her performance suffered. Her manner became toxic. She found bitter pleasure in proving her now-malicious superiors right. Incompetent? Yes! Look! Do you see? The Ogawas are both ruinous! Ahaha, you believe in such a falsehood! Let you believe that until the day you die, not ever knowing how wrong and foolish you are!But then she cooled. Natsumi was transferred, juggled, and abandoned. When she finally hit rock bottom, she was sent to a backwater pet project run by an American. Only then did she realize the folly of giving in to her emotions. She had told herself she was not incompetent, repeating that mantra as she purposefully embraced incompetence. Now she found herself surrounded by her chosen peers: fools and rejects. Why? What had gone wrong?
Then she saw her. Natsumi found what had happened. Her sister had been involved in this very same program, no doubt brought to her demise by the witch before her, this Kuykendall now in charge. Look at her! Nothing special about her! She had no spark like Harumi had. She had no sense of honor or proper respect. She could barely even perform her duties! This Kuykendall was the source of her grief, reaping benefits without even earning them. Luck had chosen her over Harumi, and without Harumi, Natsumi was nothing.Nothing.But that was too much. In a brief moment of weakness, Kuykendall had made Natsumi look inside herself, and all she could see was nothing. The same lack of everything Natsumi once stood for, the lack of everything that made her hate this Kuykendall, that abhorrent void...it was as much there as here. Kuykendall and Natsumi were too much alike, and so Natsumi was deprived of even irrational hatred to comfort her.She punches the bulkhead, enjoying the pain. It is good to know that she still feels. She had gone with Kuykendall, participating in her plan to push the pet project forward. The trainees had managed to pass. The submarine vessels that were made to carry them were completed. Sorties had been run. Martians had been killed. Peers had been injured. Life was becoming more routine, and for once Natsumi felt like the demons that had been hounding her had begun to grow bored, leaving her alone more and more.
>>23781258>Ice laughs. “That's actually the other piece of bad news. Intel wants you to start writing her.”Oh dear lord, we are gonna troll the poor yandere so very very hard.
And then they met the Warmind. He was a strange creature, even for a Martian. Natsumi had gotten used to seeing the lone friendly Martian, a scientist, back at the base during training. He had been a typical speciment, with mannerisms that she noticed in the fleeing and fighting Martians spotted during missions. The Warmind, however, seemed to lack those basic instincts. He did not flinch the right way, he did not turn justly so, he did everything slightly off from what Natsumi had begun to expect. The Warmind radiated an aura of foreboding, as though he carried resentment with him wherever he went. It was disconcerting, but not nearly as much as what he had to say.Your sister is alive.No, he had not spoken the words in any fashion. He had mentioned the location of a captive witch, held by the former commander of the Martian forces in the area, was to be recovered and used as a kind of bargaining chip and trophy in his campaign against the proper Martian Military. The Warmind had only just escaped from the commander's clutches, but would no longer be accepted by the proper Martians; it was believed that the Warmind had defected, and it was much more convenient for the Martians for that fiction to be true. In exchange for the information, he was to be offered asylum.
Natsumi had asked about the witch. What kind of person would allow themselves to be captured? It was then that she realized who the prisoner was. A witch captured around the time Kuykendall and the others were, badly injured by a botched attempt at capture. She was recovered separately from the others, and had to be carefully nursed back to health. Afterward, the prisoner had been experimented on, battered, and locked away. While Kuykendall and her friends had managed a miraculous escape with the help of the Martian scientist, Harumi had been left to face the torture alone.And old wounds were reopened.Natsumi punched the bulkhead again, a faint glow of magic illuminating the cold steel. Her fist collides with a solid thunk, denting it ever so slightly. Alive. Harumi was alive. A million thoughts rushed through her head. Is she ok? Is she still sane? Would she be proud to know what Natsumi had gone through, or would she hate her for it? Would she be put to death once recovered? Would the Americans protect her? Natsumi pushes her fist against the bulkhead, relishing the resistance it provided. Did she want her sister to come back normal, able to criticize Natsumi's performance during Harumi's captivity? Did she want her to be broken, so that Natsumi would never have to feel the biting shame of Harumi's disapproval? If Harumi came back and had only harsh words, Natsumi might fall back into that pit of nothingness...
>>23781281Thanks for running ghost
>>23781320hmmm send her photo's to tease her?
“Natsumi? Are you ok?”A voice pierces through the hatch that separated her from the rest of the world. The voice was familiar and friendly. The Australian had found her, damn it all.“I am fine, Odessa,” she replied.“Are you sure? I heard thumping.” The worry in her voice was not what Natsumi wanted right now.“I am sure. Please, just allow me to be alone.”“...If you need anything, I'll be there for you.” Light footsteps somehow reach Natsumi's ears as Odessa walks off.Kindness. Curse kindness! Natsumi gritted her teeth, examining her emotional state. Why is it that, when she was most ready to lash out and reject any contact, any probe that might upset her chaotic thoughts, it had to be the most kind and positive reassurance she could have? Why couldn't someone seek her out to berate her, to criticize her, to insult her? Then she could let go and work it all out without guilt. No, all her fellows were too kind and friendly for that. Even the deadened Boser was beyond that. There would be no external release.At least, not until tonight. She smiled grimly. Yes. Tonight. Let the Martians fight back. Crushing them would provide a desperately needed release. Taking her sister back would simply be icing on the cake.---Additional updates to come, or may be found early on Tofusaur. And yes, it's relevant to SW89.
>>23781342Send her photos with us in them, but like...in the background. Take a picture of a highway, we're standing down the road half behind a sign. Take a picture of a crowded restaurant, we're sitting in the back with the squadron.It's like an infuriating version of Where's Waldo
>>23781342Fronk cheescake?....And im suddenly terrified oh what she'll send in return...
>>23781342Firefighter style beefcake calendar of FronkPrint extra copies for our squadron/to sell
>>23781359>>23781362>>23781364I like all of these
>>23781362Sweaty after working out and only wearing aviators
>>23781345This doesn't answer the important questions I had about SuWQ, like why is Socks so moe? and why was Yetta a more interesting character when she was dead?
>>23781385I can only imagine the hell the spook reading our letters would go through every time we sent a picture...>Here's me after playing volleyball with the squadron. I hope you enjoyOn a related note, it wouldn't be a good idea to remind her that we're the only male in our squadron would it?
>>23781408Not unless you enjoy regularly defending everyone you love from nearly unstoppable Khornate Berzerker level rages as practiced by a Witch.
>>23781408so we need the troll the spooks also? PERFECT!
>>23781408I'm sure we can find a couple of virile young American men to play some beach volleyball with for propaganda purposes.
>>23781362>>23781385That might actually be better than planned.A nude photo would make it clear if she's undergone any surgical alterations.>>23781408Not if we write that they're asking about her, what is she like and all that like they're interested and want to meet her.
>>23781400Socks is Socks. Duh.And because I'm horrible at juggling so many characters and also had problems committing to any ideas for her character and others. I'm working on it.
>>23781436Franken-Witch?...Not sure if want.
I wonder if we can send her a package...like a tape
>>23781470or a camera and some blank tapes so she can give our spooks tons of info
>>23781455No no no, just surgical scars that we'll gently tell her don't look that bad and we'll gladly rub lotion on for her to feel better.
>>23781480>>23781470Video letters?How will Fronk keep his enthusiasm at this plan in check?
>>23781488he will have to learn from a spy?
>>23781433Or we could write her about the most patriotic shit of all time>Today, I spent my time pondering the true meaning of liberty whist watching Bald Eagles fly over the Rockies. I listened to the American streams roar with the ideas of this boundless land, and the patriots who birthed it. I imagined the settlers awe upon viewing such magnificent American beauty...etc
So is Frank gonna crib from cheap romance novels for the letters? Actually, how do you make the letters sound not suspect as fuck all get out?
>>23781497oh we will need to do that one day>>23781488we could send her taped TV shows
>>23781488>>23781486>Intel plan backfires, Fronk slowly falls in love with Konstantina over the course of the correspondenceSign me up
>>23781496I think that was mean to be sarcastic, mate.Fronk already doesn't like the idea.More to the point, letters can be interpreted differently so you can write them even if you don't want to.Video letters will be much much harder, since he'll be unable to keep his dismay in check.
>>23781442I actually like your writing, but it is pretty cool that you are aware of and willing to admit to its flaws.Keep improving homie.
>>23781436I'm not sure Frank would come up with this plan, the sharktwins however...
>>23781529Working a little bit at a time. And, hopefully, I've gotten better at getting better, too.
>>23781561I always thought yours was a good quest, if not real flashy. You get much better and I'll have to start a Tropes page for you like this one.
>>23781597A month ago I'd have been ecstatic to hear that. Well, as long as fools like you are around, I suppose I do have a reason to get better and keep going. Thanks.I've done enough post-mortem hijacking. Enjoy the rest of your post-quest discussion, guys.
Frank is gonna wake up strapped to a bed while the crazy one does things to him. At first it'll be scary and kind of sexy, but then she'll start talking about how mixing their blood will mean that we're together forever, and it goes downhill from there.Don't stick your dick in crazy. It never ends well.
>>23781722It may never end well but its always a hell of a trip.
>>23781735best choice is to stick with the sane Russian, Frank'll live longer
>>23781821>sane russian and crazy russian threesome, each one trying to prove they're better for Frank>Dammit Katya untie me and get me out of this chair!>Not until you tell us who you like more!>...
Well at least back in the states we can't be cockblocked by enemy action so thats a bonus.
>>23781836muh het SW89 porn that isn't futa witch rape, where are you?
>>23781873It's Ghost, he'll find a way.
>>23781873No, Frank will just be cockblocked by his brother, who, coincidentally, is also back in the States..
>>23782186hes on the opposite coast though
>>23781497That...is amazing. Send her volumous letters about liberty boners. See if we can get her to defect.
>>23781442Hope you come back soon. I enjoyed your quest, especially when you got past the malignant self deprication. How did you keep the cast straight? Did you draw up notes on the characters?
>>23782270>liberty bonersI'm seeing her interpreting our letters as some kind of coded innuendo. Next battle, she hops out of her strikers and tries to get Frank into her cockpit.
>>23782331How did I keep them straight? Here's a secret: I didn't. Part of the reason why I was so reluctant to commit to an idea for a character was that I was afraid of needing to keep things straight. You can probably see how that affected most of the early characters. When I brought up the recruits, though, I actually made proper sheets from the get-go. They're a little more concrete, but have their own issues I'd like to fix. And don't worry about the self depreciation. I've...gotten over a lot of things. The Assault actually helped me get through it, but that's neither here nor there.
Wait, I must be really behind on the times, but...Strange is Kotters?
>>23782546strange isn't it?
>>23782546Yes. That whole "getting over a lot of things" part I posted? It involved me giving out my tripcode. Either way, it makes a nice break between how I did things before and how I feel now.
>>23782384And the joke will be on her...it will be nothing but long horse rides, cruising in muscle cars, back yard barbeques, and line dancing. The confusion and frustration would be delicious.