Ah, Tuesday. that day that reminds me it's quest time by giving me horrible losing streaks in WoT till I ragequit and get posting. Almost like it's a conspiracy. almost. If i wasn't so burnt out on farming in warframe, i'd play that instead. anyway, no new news. Archives here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20witches%201989 They're kind of long, but if you've got time to kill... List of characters here: http://pastebin.com/zFxWNup1 also works pretty well as a cliff notes version of the archives, if you want to jump in without reading for three-four hours. ++You wake up with a sudden gasp, a half-remembered nightmare fragmenting away in your mind as you blearily slap for your watch. 02 in the morning- way too early to be up, but you're not likely to get back to sleep tonight. Truth be told, you've been having these kinds of things happen a lot more frequently, especially since after Tanana. You'd go see someone about it, but they might ground you if you do, and besides, it's not like it's anything major, right? Just your mind handling the stress you've been under. Besides, every pilot dreams of death. Well, you think. You've always been kind of unique in that regard- you're not invincible, and you're well aware of it. It's your job to stay between the witches and hostile fighters, and you've got to stay alive to do it. That was one of the things hammered into your head relentlessly in your early days- you stick with your witches, you interdict and provide the BVR capability they lack. You dive in, guns blazing, as a last resort. Of course, you also had a bad tendancy of letting Orion pressure you into popping off every bit of BVR you were hauling and diving in anyway, guns blazing and sidewinders tearing from your rails. Sometimes it worked, sometimes, it didn't. When Ice took over, it got curtailed quick- you operated by the book or got an ass chewing. 1/2
You got your ass chewed a lot more than you'd like to think about in those early days. Merlin's faint snoring carries across the room- she, at least, has avoided the worst of it, you think. Kid has a right to that, at least. Hell, that's the other thing. She's just as much your little sister as Jessica is, really. Maybe more so, if not by blood then by shared experience. Maybe if it was just you in that aircraft, you wouldn't have a problem diving headlong into a suicidal fight, but with her in the back? It makes a guy think twice. You shake your head with a half smirk, taking a drink of water. Shall defend was right. The problem is, you're stretched thin covering them sometimes, and god knows that their own attitudes towards you don't help. You may not be a witch, but so far you've proven to be almost fully capable of standing in for one- and you've tangled, twice, with a witch one on one and damn near won both times. Downstairs, the TVs on, someone else can't sleep, maybe you could go talk to them? 'Course, you could always go for a run- it's early, sure, but this is a military base, it's not like you'll be the only one up. Maybe jog down to the burger king here on post, it's a 24 hour joint, and god knows piping hot bad coffee could help clear your head a bit quicker.  Go downstairs. Could use someone to talk to.  I'm going out for bad fast food coffee.  Ride down to the flight line and watch the jets.  Other! (write in)
>>25381747> Other! (write in)check downstairs, then go get bad coffee.
>>25381747>[x] Go downstairs. Could use someone to talk to.Best night of the week!
>>25381747>[x] Go downstairs. Could use someone to talk to.also I cant get the song from the new msg v trailer out of my head
>>25381747> Go downstairs. Could use someone to talk to.
>>25381747>[x] Go downstairs. Could use someone to talk to.We might even be able to catch some news.
>>25381747>[x] Go downstairs. Could use someone to talk to.Let's see if Katya's around.
 Other! (write in)Go downstairs, ask whoever is up they want some fast food, make a jock to get our fast food and then talk with our fellow insomniac
Haven't really seen this quest before, anyone care to give a quick run down besides the obvious that it's strike witches in 1989?
>>25381747>Go downstairs, could use someone to talk to.Hoping for Mav or Goose.
>>25381967read the pastebin. It has the story and chars.
>>25381747[X] Go downstairs. Could use someone to talk to. Maybe Patty or Rach are up.
>>25382008Feel like it's going to be one of them.>>25381967Read the pastebin, it summarizes it well.
>>25381747[X] Go downstairs. Could use someone to talk to.
Oh, I updated the character sheet yesterday. Should be up to date.
[x] I'm going out for bad fast food coffee. Coffee is always good. Then we can talk.
lets use the net missile on that crazy bitch!
>>25382244oh lord why did I read that in razors voice!?
>>25381747> I'm going out for bad fast food coffee.BK coffee and a burger sound real good right now.
>>25381747Gonna have to go...>Some shitty fast food coffee>Down watching the Jets fly in.>Invite anyone we meet on our way out to join us.>Everyone. Yes, Even The Stalin girl whos actually our enemy. Its too early to deal with any B.S.While I wait, I'm off for some daily doubles.
>>25381747[X] I'm going out for bad fast food coffee.Nothing like the morning air to clear your mind.
>>25382327>Everyone. Yes, Even The Stalin girl whos actually our enemy. Its too early to deal with any B.S.She can't right now as she is too bust teaching our little sister how to be her personal maid.
[x] Go downstairs. Could use someone to talk to. Quietly, you pull on a shirt and a pair of shorts. While you're not too worried about waking Merlin up- she's a pretty heavy sleeper- these days, you're never sure. Kid's got some kind of sixth sense where you're concerned, and you'd rather not tempt it. Fortunately, this time, you're lucky. She stirs in her bed briefly, then her snoring picks up again. Kid still sleeps with your jacket draped over her like a blanket- which, when she manages to kick her sheets off, is kinda funny, since it covers her from neck to knee, just about. You make sure the door doesn't click when you close it, still paranoid about waking her up. Downstairs, Slider lays sprawled out on one of the couches, an episode of tales from the crypt just starting up on the TV. She stretches around to look at the stairs when she hears you- how she manages to, you have no idea, but you don't complain. “You're up late.” She remarks, sounding slightly bored as she turns her attention back to the TV. “Couldn't sleep?”“Nah.” You say, shaking your head. “Mmm.” she responds. “Something wrong?””Nah. Just couldn't sleep.” “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.” Other! (write-in)
>>25382844> “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.”Slider is Bro, I feel ok talking about them with her.
>>25382844> “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.”Not the time for playing this down. Theres never a time to play nightmares down.
>>25382844>[x] “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.”
>>25382844>[x] “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.”In all honesty Slider is probably the best person to talk about this with.
>>25382844>[x] "Nah. Just couldn't sleep."Mentioning nightmares increases our chances of being grounded (trying to get into Frank's head)
>>25382844[X]”Nah. Just couldn't sleep.”
>>25382844[X] “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.”Slider is bro, we can talk to her about it. When you're having nightmares you don't bottle it up, it 's not healthy. And plop down on a couch, Tales from the Crypt is totally awesome.
>>25382844 “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.”
>>25382844> "Nightmares. Been getting worse, too."Find a seat- next to her, if we can.
>>25382844[X] “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.”No reason to lie to her.
”Nah. Just couldn't sleep.”Merlin already has PTSD. Us having it too will drastically increase our chance to get grounded.
>>25382844> “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.”But please keep this to yourself Slider.
>>25382844> “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.”
>>25382844>"Nah. Just couldn't sleep."
>>25382844 “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.”At some point we're going to become a liability if we don't take care of this.
>>25382844"Nah. Just couldn't sleep."
>>25382844[X] "Nightmares. Been getting worse, too."But please keep this to yourself, Slider.
"Nah. Just couldn't sleep. "
>>25383105This. Don't wanna cause a racket.
>>25383257I think you meantI don't want to be covered in witches.
[X] "Nightmares. Been getting worse, too."
>>25383277Aye. We ain't Young, that's for sure.
>>25383294True, but the Witches have been in 'I'm worried about Frank'-mode for a while, and he just now got them to lighten up.
>>25383410"I forgot to turn my swag off... When I woke up, I was COVERED in witches!"
>>25383410Guys...I think we forgot Slider's the one that worries about us the most...Out loud at least.
>>25383447More like forgetting to turn off the PTSD suppressor.
>>25382844[x] “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.”Slider's enough of a bro to realize that Frank was to get taken off flight duty he'd lose his goddamned mind. She can be trusted to keep this to herself as long as it isn't putting people at risk - which it isn't right now.
>>25383465"I let everyone know I have emotions and personal problems. When I woke up my nails were painted and (insert 80's chick flick here) was playing. Also there was about 10 ice cream tubs empty on the floor."
>>25382844> “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.”I feel like Slider'd be a really good person to talk to about this actually. Her or Patty
[x] “Nightmares. Been getting worse, too.”“Nightmares,” You say with a sigh. “Been getting worse, too. But keep it to yourself, will ya?” She looks over at you, mild surprise registering on her face. “You're kidding, right?” You shake your head. “Why would I be?” “I- We just thought that you hadn't seemed that bad off after Tanana, so....” You smile, weakly. “Maybe it's just catching up to me. Maybe two near misses with disaster the last two times I've flown-”She snorts. “Like every other time you've flown, you mean?” “Not quite what I-” She cuts you off. “Not what you meant, sure. But look at what you're saying, then look at almost every time we've gone into combat. You routinely tangle with four of five jets against your one, you go toe to toe with witches, you do everything the book of dogfighting says not to do. You scare the hell out of Tabby, mostly 'cos she's got daddy issues and sees a lot of him in you.” She pauses. “Don't tell her I said that.” “wait, daddy issues?” “I do that because I have to!  Other (write in)
>>25383715[x] “wait, daddy issues?”You don't bring that up & then just keep going as if it was never said.
[x] “wait, daddy issues?”
>>25383715>[X] “I do that because I have to!
>>25383715[X] “I do that because I have to!"I'm assuming her dad died.
>>25383715>“I do that because I have...wait daddy issues?"We've been consistent in denying we're being reckless just because but Daddy issues are a big thing.
>>25383715> “wait, daddy issues?”
>>25383715> "Wait, daddy issues?"
>>25383715>wait, daddy issues?
>>25383715[X] “wait, daddy issues?”
>>25383715[x] Other[x] Wait, daddy issues?"Merlin and the Wyvern basically do things that the book either doesn't cover or says is impossible. I think I can be forgiven improvising somewhat. "
>>25383715>[x] “I do that because I have to! What daddy issues?"The issues are self explanatory, Ice's dad died in the same way Mav's dad died in Top Gun, Daddy was never there for her.
>>25383768...Does anyone else think the lines on Shirou's face make him look vaguely like a night witch...
>[X] “wait, daddy issues?”
>>25383715> “I do that because I have to!"Not because ya'll can't take care of yourselves, mind you. But in Tanana, it was either I stayed or the groundpounders bit it. Against the crazy Soviet if I didn't tangle with her she would have gone after ya'll. I don't want to see any of you hurt...although I'd feel like shit if I ever got Merlin hurt..."I feel like asking Slider about Ice's daddy issues is a dirty thing to do
>>25383799I don't but that's probably because I know better.
>>25383831I do too...it just kinda bugs me now. Will never be able to look at that pick the same again...
>>25383715[X] “wait, daddy issues?”Does this mean she wants to call us daddy when we bed her? Dohohohoho
>>25383885Now you've done it....
>>25383715 “wait, daddy issues?”"Come on Slider, you can't drop a bomb like that on me then abandon that train of thought."
>>25383922I am ok with this.
>>25383715> “I do that because I have to!fuck the police
>>25383715"I do that because I have......daddy issues? What?!"
>>25384557If it wasn't so late I'd say seconded.
>>25384557Its perfect but way too late
>>25383715[x] “wait, daddy issues?”Joining the bandwagon.Y'know, I like Katya, but I sort of regret that we didn't go after Slider. I like her, and you notice how we have an easier time opening up to her than any of the other witches?
>>25384652Never too late, anon.
>>25384652All that's needed is a rallying to equal the Katya union's might.
>>25384707All aboard the Slider train.I just hope she's okay with us also being in a relationship with the Wyvern.
>>25384735The Wyvern belongs to Merlin, she just lets us borrow it.
>>25384707Like >>25384652 said if it weren't for Katya, I'd be on the Slider train as well.>>25384735Our love for the Wyvern transcends all, were it no for the Wyvern and Merlin we'd be dead.
[x] “Wait, daddy issues?”“Wait,” you say. “Hold the phone. Daddy issues? Something you're not telling me?” Slider sighs. “Look, it's kind of one of those deep dark secrets. Anyone finds out I told you, your ass is mine, you got that?”You nod. “Ok, look. Her dad was... well, according to the official record, a lot like you. Flew with task force one-oh-eight off the Oriskany. Ask Nixon about that one. Phantoms, back then. Maybe a couple of crusaders- witch and mixed units hadn't phased them out, yet.” She says, her attention on you.“ Long story short, they had a blown mission over Cambodia. Lost a witch and two jets- with another witch wounded and her dad's bird shot all to hell. His WSO couldn't get out, I guess- knocked out, maybe, and they didn't fancy their chances in the jungle anyway. He was hurt too, but not real bad, I guess.” She continues, but you think you see where it's going. “They got bounced by some Migs on the way home. Their last crusader, Lieutenant Santos, his weapons all jammed.” She pauses. “Ice's dad's bird still had a pair of sidewinders and his gun, but his phantom was pretty much on prayers, at that point. He took it in to the fight anyway. Bought the lieutenant time to get away, but took a dud twenty three mil round into his chest.” She shakes her head. “Crash-landed on the carrier, died as soon as his ground crew went for the rescue handles.”1/2
“Jesus. I don't remember seeing him on the wall at Annapolis.” You note. “You wouldn't. The entire op- even the following CSAR job by force recon and the PJ teams was black enough that most people don't know about it, and can't find out even when they try.” She says. “We know only because the witches recorded it in their unit history, and most academies keep pretty strong ties to their units.”“So he got shorted a medal because it was black?” You question, attention totally off the TV. “He go- oh, hi kiddo” Slider says, looking over your shoulder. It's all the warning you get before Merlin flops out beside you, laying her head in your lap and pulling her blanket- and your jacket- up over her shoulders. “Couldn't sleep.” She mumbles, before going right back to sleep. Slider chuckles, looking at Merlin. “For what it's worth, his WSO didn't fly again after that, but at least he lived. It's taught as an example of why things like this-” She indicates the house, and by extension the squadron- “Are so rare. Witches used to fly with squadrons of guys all the time. But then the war happened, and...”“And a witch would go up with twelve big brothers, and come home alone.” You finish. Slider nods. “But that's not what we were talking about. Nightmares, huh? Of what?” She asks.  Point at Merlin. “Dunno what you're talking about, Slider.”  “Apocalyptic shit, I guess. Red sky, Black sun, ashes, demonic hounds, that sort of shit.”
>>25384674>>25384707...You are right, of course.BROTHERS! Behold, the Slider! The hips! The blues! The sense of humor! Strength of will, competence, and hidden depths, all within a damn sexy frame!I ask you, what more could you ask for?!
>>25384770[X] Point at Merlin. “Dunno what you're talking about, Slider.”Not in front of her.
>>25384785A threesome with Ice
>>25384770[X] “Apocalyptic shit, I guess. Red sky, Black sun, ashes, demonic hounds, that sort of shit.”While we're doing this make sure Merlin stays asleep by gently petting her like a kitten.
>>25384770> Point at Merlin. “Dunno what you're talking about, Slider.”> Handsignals: We'll talk about it privately, later
>>25384785Being Adorable Cossack 2.0.
>>25384770Point at merlin and mime explosions but say "No Idea what you're talking about."
>>25384761>dud twenty three mil round into his chestFuck.>>25384770>[x] Point at Merlin. “Dunno what you're talking about, Slider.”
>>25384770 “Apocalyptic shit, I guess. Red sky, Black sun, ashes, demonic hounds, that sort of shit.”
>>25384758May I ask why Katya? Just curious and hoping it's not because "she's a Sanya clone that'd jump into bed quickly" I can't really get behind going after her as well... beyond that, I haven't seen too much to convince me.>>25384785Not much more and I can sooner rally behind her than anyone else at this point. She is after all an original (and I mean that in a good way)[X] Point at Merlin. “Dunno what you're talking about, Slider.”
>>25384785Nothing!>>25384770> Point at Merlin. “Dunno what you're talking about, Slider.”
>>25384770> “Apocalyptic shit, I guess. Red sky, Black sun, ashes, demonic hounds, that sort of shit.”Lean over towards Slider when we say this. No sense in worrying Merlin about it.
I can't decide whether it would be good or not for Merlin to maybe be shown, in this small way, that Frank isn't some untouchable bastion of invincibility.
>>25384770[X] Point at Merlin. “Dunno what you're talking about, Slider.” >>25384785Harem end.
>>25384770 “Apocalyptic shit, I guess. Red sky, Black sun, ashes, demonic hounds, that sort of shit.”If Merlin is awake, maybe if she knows that we have the same troubles she'll talk about them with someone and it'll alleviate her problems.
>>25384785Pic ever so related>>25384770something like >>25384810
>>25384770 Point at Merlin. “Dunno what you're talking about, Slider.”
Its hilarious seeing you all debate about who Fronk will woo, but you forget, that Wyvern will steal all the wiminz
>>25384770>Point at Merlin. "Dunno what you're talking about Slider."
Yeah, I think the nightmares are something we need to talk about, but wait till we hear snoring from Merlin.
>>25384872>>25384770I like this one.
>>25384845I'm a sucker for the interactions between the two and to me their whole relationship is quiet romantic.>she's a Sanya clone that'd jump into bed quicklyYea that's no fun, I dislike that as well but like I said it's romantic.
>>25384845Far as I can tell, it all started as "Sanya clone, want". Plus, she was fond of Frank from the beginning because he rode in like a knight in shining armor. Not the healthiest thing to base a relationship on, if you ask me.
>>25384770> Point at Merlin. "Dunno what you're talking about Slider."
>>25384770[x] “Apocalyptic shit, I guess. Red sky, Black sun, ashes, demonic hounds, that sort of shit.”Hopefully Frank would take the obvious measure of being quiet what with the little sister now around.
>>25384982>Nah, the Wyvern only has eyes...er, sensors for Merlin
If we do deflect because of Merlin, we have to make sure to explain later.
>>25385001>I dislike that as well but like I said it's romantic.Relized thats not what I was trying to say, I meant the 'it's' to the interactions and such NOT the Little Sister clone and easy.
>>25385037>Not the healthiest thing to base a relationship on, if you ask me.Pretty much on agreement with that.
>>25385037Hear hear.Still firmly in Ice Camp
So planefag died?
>>25385106"Frank? There's that bright red spot again!"
>>25385120Probably busy with RL stuff.
>>25385106I'm in the camp of both Ice and Slider. Either one would be just fine.Oddly enough, I can't stand Katya.
Yeah, well, I like them all. Wyvern's still the sexiest.
>>25385144How do you feel about the Japanese camp?
>>25385144I'm in this camp as well, although I don't particularly dislike any of the characters. Katya is alright, Ice and/or Slider is better
>>25385106Personaly why I can't get on board on Ice's train is that I can't get past her being our CO. In SWQ I was firmly on the Trude train because of that very reason. If for some reason support for Katya collapses or she is out of the running it'll be Slider or Bust.
>>25385171Eh. So-so. Nothing special, but I don't hate them either.
>>25385161>Not wanting to court Fronk's little sister as a young punk Marine/Airborne trooper fighting in the Pacific front
>>25385185SWQ is the reason why the waifuing in SW89 doesn't bother me. I have seen the darknessIn all honesty though, both Trude and Minna appealed to me. I was cheering for both
>>25385001I can't exactly see it, too much actually filling her in on US life and not progress of note in romance or character development... and from the character who gets a lion's share of the page time.>>25385144well until both camps unite under one, I don't think I see the trends changing, though how to go about choosing which one eludes me.Truth be told I'm currently neutral waiting for something to rise up that I'm interested in. Not that I dislike Katya, I just wish there'd be more to actually like than being a 'easy' Sanyaclone (does this mean these same people would lewd Sanya?)>>25385185I don't think that'll happen short of a equal group rising up. I was leaning towards trude because she was a nice girl and not a goddamn tsundere (even though I know how such things end in the tsundere's favor 99% of the time)>>25385171You mean Kat? If there's a real movement, I'd get behind it, actually a bit more so than Slider, but she's an underdog among underdogs (anyone not named Katya)
>>25385185Can still respect that.
>>25385248Sanya is fourteen, we're not that fucking bad.
>>25385248>these same people would lewd SanyaMONSTERS
>>25385195The hell are you on about?
>>25385185>Slider or Bust>not Slider's Bust
>>25385171Would totally go for it if Katya falls through.
>>25385305>Slider's bust>Not Slider's hipsIt's like you're not even trying
>>25385248>I don't think that'll happen short of a equal group rising upNor do I but I can see, difficult, choices in the future.>does this mean these same people would lewd SanyaHey shes little sister, and 14, Katya is in her early 20's and if I'm correct the oldest witch in the unit.>>25385305Typed it at first but more of a ass/hip man.
>>25385246if you thought SWQ waifuing was bad, you have not seen anything yet. I've been to waifu war II and back.>>25385287>>25385288I only wonder because how quick they went after her granddaughter that threw herself at Frank practically that doesn't look that much older than her.>Mfw it's revealed Katya was lying about her age and is actually 14>>25385315I hope you're not holding your breath.
>>25385359There's still a chance Ghost will kill off a character.
>>25385346hey since when has a stacked chick ever lacked in hips? Though in all seriousness, it helps hips are a common trait by the artist that drew her.>>25385382Never Katya as the resulting riot would kill the story.
>>25385382Don't say that.Because he probably will.Except it won't be someone we want-ish to be killed off. It would be someone like....Merlin
>>25385393what have you done...
>>25385406Prepare to Cry.>RIVER ropplyAExactly, Captcha.
>>25385393I'm curious as to how a vengeful Frank would play out.
>>25385382>Ghost will kill off a character.Everytime we go into combat I think someone may die.>>25385387>Never KatyaMerlin or Katya. If given the choice who to save, who would it be? I'm >>25385348 and this is one of things I am most worried about.
>>25385393And then fronk becomes the manslut, attempting to screw the pain away.
>>25385393Why would you ever tempt fate like that. WHY.
>>25385437You know you'd want to see it.
>>25385424...Now that I think about it, as am I.Just not Merlin.
>>25385437To taste your tears, Bit. Tears of sweet salt.
>>25385424He'd probably live up to that crazy russian chick's delusions of his bloodlust. I imagine Merlin's injury/death would have Frank baying for blood like his original callsign implied.
>>25385393I doubt that as Merlin's pretty popular and I've heard of things getting canceled just because they SEEMINGLY killed off a popular character, even if it's in a Genre known for fake deaths or such.>>25385425>choosing between Merlin and KatyaThat would begin the song that ends this quest as all hell would break loose and it'll break loose various other hells in the aftermath as one side will not forgive the other.And then Ghost would live on as a broken inert lump of man.
>>25385248Considering that Trude punched Young twice, and knocked him out the second time, I would not say that she really fit the ''Nice girl'' archetype, which quite frankly is just as bad as the ''tsundere'' archetype.If you want to like a character, judge them by their interactions, their past, why they are who they are and all the importance stuff. Look past and beyond the first impression so to speak.Which is why, incidentally, I was rooting for Minna, because I could see and understand how that relationship came about, changed and all that jazz.With Trude, it just didn't feel as much.
>>25385424...or worse, a vengeful Frank with no obvious outlet. Have we tested the ejection seats in our experimental new bird?
>>25385470This is /tg/ we'd probably continue if all but one character died.
>>25385468Oh, most surely.I'm thinking Schwarze Squadron levels of bloodlust
>>25385470>That would begin the song that ends this quest as all hell would break loose and it'll break loose various other hells in the aftermath as one side will not forgive the other.>And then Ghost would live on as a broken inert lump of man.Now I want to see this happen
>>25385492maybe that character's fans at best, but in my observations of /tg/ makes me doubt things will be that civil with all the pent up nerd rage in the board.>>25385474Yeah it did help that Minna developed beyond that archetype into someone likable, still doesn't change the fact anon went "retard with a mudkips" for Minna just because she's a tsundere.and when I heard about it, I was hoping for Charlotte.>>25385517you sick, sick bastard.
>>25385517I did the 'broken inert lump' thing for a few months in a hospital. well, a series of hospitals. It's no fun. However I may have wronged you, sirs, I am sorry. also, yes, I'm writing.
>>25385544Take your time, bud. Just us guys projecting our self-loathing onto one another.
>>25385544My apologies, sir, I meant that in jest.
>>25385517I will break you.>>25385539Naw, Shirely was too much of a bro, but yes she was hot.Actually, I'm pretty sure that most of Anon was violentely opposed to Minna because she was a tsundere, but that things kind of changed as they tried to get along with her for Young's, the war's and the unit's sake. And things started to change little by little as they interacted and, well the rest is history.So maybe that's why it felt so natural to me. It reminded me of Kurisu and Okabe actually.
>>25385664>BroThat sort of comes off as unbelievable mainly it's something that people try to use against Slider and Maverick (among other characters in quest history for sure) for no real reason beyond removing obstacles from their (often) more feminine waifu's path.I dare say Minna on her end ends up sort of broish with her trolling stunts.From what I remember the moment her tsundere side showed, it was clear that she'd be a major force... and she was with only Trude being able to oppose her.
>>25385721Shirley was also our Bro's bro. There's some places that are risky places to go.>>25385664I like the way you worded that
>>25385664It did.The progression from man-hating bitch was fun to watch.
>>25385721Well, it's really just a feeling you know? It's like how the real choice was only between Trude and Minna. There really wasn't much between Shirley and Young for there to be something. Yes, part of that was because of lack of interaction, but another part was likely that those two just got along too well. YMMV though.Naw, Minna's trolling is pretty clearly sexual in nature directed at making Young her bitch. Though to Broish part may just come from that fact that they got along suprisingly well when he's not being retarded and she's not being bitchy. He's still going to under as the submissive one though. Poor Young.I thought it was less the Tsundere side, and more the realisation that she had very good reasons to act in the way that she acted and that we might have been too harsh and too assholish. That's when she became a major force
[x] Point at Merlin. “Dunno what you're talking about, Slider.” You indicate Merlin with your head. “I dunno what you're talking about, Slider.” She gets it, you think. “Oh, uh. Yeah. Must have misheard the TV, thought it was you.”You two sit and watch the show- something about a guy getting the 'gland' from a cat that gives it nine lives. The usual horror/comedy crap the show's so good at, but it gets a few chuckles out of the both of you. “So, you're our exec. What's on tap this week?” You ask, after a good twenty minutes of just watching the TV. It's a marathon- reruns from last summer, the new season won't start for a couple of months, yet. Slider shrugs. “We’re all still getting used to the new strikers. Patty's up, out getting some coke for Goose- she's been really sick all week.” She shakes her head. “You pilots think you have it bad, getting used to a new aircraft. This is worse.” “I think I remember talking to Rosalie about this, kinda.” “How so?”
>>25385830Chuck wasn't exactly much of a bro sure Young and him knew each other, but it wasn't like him and Ian and Sean.>>25385842I say Shirley mainly lost out due to Minna basically starting the process of stealing the story.[x] “I think I remember talking to Rosalie about this, kinda.”Is this why those two haven't gotten page time?
>>25385854>[x] “I think I remember talking to Rosalie about this, kinda."
>>25385854> “I think I remember talking to Rosalie about this, kinda.”> “How so?”
>>25385854>[x] “I think I remember talking to Rosalie about this, kinda.”
>>25385854> “How so?”Getting sick?
>>25385854[x] “I think I remember talking to Rosalie about this, kinda.”
>>25385854[X] “I think I remember talking to Rosalie about this, kinda.”
>>25385393That is the most not okay thing I've read all day>>25385854>"I think Rosalie said something like that, but how so?">>25385871>it wasn't like him and Ian and Sean.Of course not. They had been/are crew on the same plane. That's a whole 'nother level
>>25385854>[x] “I think I remember talking to Rosalie about this, kinda.”"You mind getting into detail?"
>>25385854[x] “I think I remember talking to Rosalie about this, kinda.”>>25385888I imagine it's probably something about differences in stress applied to the body or something like that.
>>25385854> "How so?"Are you feeling okay?
>>25385854>Patty's getting coke for GooseWell if she's sure that's the best thing for it I guess.
I have a story that might not be very Strikers 89 related, but I just have to tell it to you guys. This was related to me by a WW2 glider vet who volunteers with me at an air museum. His father was a fighter pilot in WW1.>dad is in flight training>only one instructor>loves to pull pranks>training aircraft has an easily removable control sticks (pull one pin and it it comes right off) and dual cockpits>his favorite prank was to pull off his control stick, tap the trainee on the shoulder, then throw it overboard while the trainee watched>"Both of our lives are in your hands now">does this to every trainee, it's well known among the base staff>dad figures this out>goes to the mechanic>"Can I have a control stick?">mechanic asks why>"I can't tell you">mechanic says he can't give dad a control stick unless he knows what it's for>dad says why>"I absolutely cannot authorize that. Now, I'm going on a 20 minute break, so don't touch the control sticks in that box over there, OK?">dad gets hint, takes control stick>hides it in his cockpit>goes on training flight with instructor>instructor taps him on the shoulder>looks back>instructor throws his control stick overboard>dad: "Oh, OK">takes spare control stick, throws it overboard>instructor's face when>Later, instructor goes to base CO>says he wants dad court martialed>CO: "You'll be the laughingstock of the army if I do">dad is never punished
>>25385975I love this guy
>>25385854[X] “How so?”
>>25385975It's men like these that win wars.
>>25385975he is my hero
>>25385975The hero the Army Air Corps deserved
>>25385854[X] “I think I remember talking to Rosalie about this, kinda.”Yup makes total sense.
Out of idle curiosity, as our little healwitch is sick, can healwitches cure sickness? Or is their healing limited to wounds, etc?
How close are we to christmas, anyway?
>>25386193Why don't we get something for Goose to feel better. Plus gives us a reason to talk to her. We haven't done that enough.
>>25386261Go with Slider, leave Merlin to sleep.We can chat about nightmares.
>>25386261This. She's part of the squad and we haven't really interacted with her for a bit now.
>>25386261I'm down with this gameplan, but I'd feel guilty rousing adorable lil' Merlin from her perch or having her wake up without us there and freaking out
>>25386289I second this
>>25386297We can get something for Goose at a better time of day. My guess is that it is still early morning so everyone else is asleep baring us and Slider.
[x] “I think I remember talking to Rosalie about this, kinda.”“I think I remember talking about Rosalie about this, kinda.” You say. “Something about how each different set of strikers puts different demands on a witch?” Slider nods. “Ask Ice for the specifics. Long story short, though, we all react to it differently too. Goose gets violently sick.” You look down at Merlin and try to picture, with startling success, the image of her spewing the contents of her stomach into a bucket every time you had a new airframe. The look on your face must have given you away. Slider chuckles. “Better than some, worse than others. Ice transitions pretty well, and with me, it's hit or miss. Either I'll get the worst combination of bad hangover and cramps ever, or nothing will happen.”“Sounds like fun.” you note, drily. “Could be worse.” She says, with a shrug. “And there's some old timer's tricks, but unless you happen to have a line on some really old whiskey, we're out of luck. Hopefully it doesn't last long, but you never know.” “let me make a few phone calls, I bet I can get the whiskey.” “This time of night? I have a few contacts, but I probably better not wake them up.”
>>25386526[X] “let me make a few phone calls, I bet I can get the whiskey.”
>>25386526> “let me make a few phone calls, I bet I can get the whiskey.”
>>25386526> “let me make a few phone calls, I bet I can get the whiskey.”> Ask Slider to follow. Chat about nightmares.
>>25386526[X] “Let me make a few phone calls, I bet I can get the whiskey.”Slider deserves something for putting up with us for so long.
>>25386526> “let me make a few phone calls, I bet I can get the whiskey.”Come on Ghost, I mean really? That's not even a choice.
>>25386526> "Let me make a few phone calls, I bet I can get the whiskey."
>>25386572Time for alcohol, Bit?
>>25386526[x] “This time of night? I have a few contacts, but I probably better not wake them up.”As much as I like the lil bird I think it can wait until something resembling a decent time in the morning.
>>25386526> “let me make a few phone calls, I bet I can get the whiskey.”There's always time for wonderful whiskey.
>>25386526> “let me make a few phone calls, I bet I can get the whiskey.”It's the least we can do
>>25386589Away with you, Boss! For you are a medic!
>>25386526[x] “let me make a few phone calls, I bet I can get the whiskey.”Are we getting Goose drunk?We're getting Goose drunk. Aw yeh, professionalism.
>>25386558Think I'll switch my vote to this.
>>25386526[X] “This time of night? I have a few contacts, but I probably better not wake them up.”
>>25386526> “This time of night? I have a few contacts, but I probably better not wake them up.”
>>25386558changing to this as well
Is this is a convenient semi-alternative I spy? Wonderful.[x] >>25386558
>>25386770>Is this is a convenient semi-alternative I spy?Come again?
>>25386865No thanks. Once is enough for me.
>>25386886HA! no staying power?
>>25386898Nah. I'm good for at least a few hours more. I'm just fine as-is.
>>25387021Man, you really gave him his come-uppance.Get it?
>>25387021Whatever you say.But, really, what I originally meant was that the option I backed wasn't really an alternative but a given option with a small something tacked on. Hence the 'semi-' bit.>Acdsng maternalNo, captcha, there is nothing maternal about an acid song.
>>25387094>>25387081It's okay, it was hardly a seminal post
>>25387129At least it wasn't an attempt to get a rise out of anyone.
>>25387196True, I merely ejaculated my thoughts upon the board
>>25387224well as long as you aren't being a dick about it
>>25387224You did quite well. Most people would've made a terrible mess of things and that would assuredly leave a bad taste in someone's mouth.
>>25387260If the erection of said post offended anyone, I do apologize
ghost, you may want to hurry before this thread goes cock-a-mania
Quit dicking around, guys. You're gonna screw up Ghost's thread, and you know how anal he can get.
>>25387317I can't conceive of Ghost ever going that hard on us
>>25387306>>25387317I hope we haven't gone & cocked things up.
>>25387353He will give to us hard and raw.For /tg/'s own good for being an arse.
>>25387353Don't forget about Ghost Diva, you know how much fun sucking she does.
Maybe if he had some dictation software this would go faster.
>>25387466She needs to think of Descartes
>>25387529now now, let's not be premature
>>25387529It's been a great ride.
>>25387529Rip your frenulum, crix
>>25387529Yes. Ripping it open.
[x] “let me make a few phone calls, I bet I can get the whiskey.”You smile, and Slider frowns briefly. “What's funny?” She asks. “Just so happens I might know a guy...” You start, then look down at Merlin, who's managed to get herself wedged right up against your abdomen without you noticing. Slider chuckles at the look on your face. “I'll take her, if you're going to go call.” She says. “Deal.” You nod, helping slider lift Merlin. A frown crosses your RIO's face briefly, but she doesn't wake up, and before you're even out of the room, she's asleep again, curled up against Slider. The phone rings twice before it picks up, and an older man's voice cuts across the line. “Hello?” He says, his southern gentleman's voice modulated a bit by his annoyance. “This is the Lee residence, Edward speaking.”You grin again. “Colonel? It's me, Frank, Frank Bishop.”His voice brightens, somewhat. “Frank! Been a while since I've heard from you young sir, how have you been?” The guy was raised mostly out east- Virginia, you think. According to him, he's descended from Robert E. Lee, though that's hard to prove. He's also a gentlemanly drinker, preferring scotch whiskey above all else. 1/2
“Well, Colonel, I'm good, but I need to call in that favor.” You say, wincing. You hate to do it, you know he'll miss the scotch for the time you have it, but it's the best stuff you- or your dad- has ever run across. “Of course, of course. What can I do for you?” He asks. “I need that whiskey of yours. The stuff in that green bottle.” You say. “It's for one of my squadronmates, she's pretty sick. They said this'd help.”“Hmm. Old witch remedy, I'm sure?” He says, his voice light with mirth. “Yessir.” You respond. “We’re transitioning into new equipment, and she's not taking it very well.” “Well, sir, you've convinced me. If you want to drive right down, I'll get it out of the cabinet for you.” He says- though you get the feeling he didn't really need any convincing. He hangs up before you can thank him- though that's his way.  “Ok, Slider. Bit of a drive. Be back in about half an hour.” “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”
>>25387559that is not ok
>>25387640[x] “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”+50 Slider points.
>>25387640> “Ok, Slider. Bit of a drive. Be back in about half an hour.”lets not leave merlin to wake up in the middle of the night wondering where everyone went
>>25387640> “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”Just...make sure to let Merlin know, or leave her a note or something...don't want her to wake up and start crying her eyes out
>>25387614> “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”still need to talks about nightmares
>>25387640> “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”Oh yes.
>>25387640> “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”Can chat about that nightmare.Write a note by her bed so that she doesn't wake up and wonder where we disappeared to and quickly enter a panic spiral.
>>25387640[X] “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”Tuck Merlin back into bed before we go, make sure she knows that we're gone but will be back soon.
>>25387640> "Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch."Road triiiiiiip. Even if it is a short one.
>>25387640[x] “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”We're eventually going to road trip everyone. And leave a note for Merlin for fuck's sake.
>>25387640[x] “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”+1 for note leaving. "Booze run w/ Slider. 30 mins."
This thread needs more Maverick/Jessica porn.>iceaty respectedYes, I would also respect some porn with Ice.
>>25387640> “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”[x] Leave a note for Merlin "Went on a booze run, be back in 30"
>>25387640[X] “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”We can talk about the dreams on the ride there.captcha: married uniormLet's not get ahead of ourselves.
>>25387775This reminds me. I know they switched to swqu.net after tofusaur went derp but what happened there?
>>25387830waiting on the admin to reload everything after a server move.
>>25387640[X] “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”Not sure whether we should leave a note or not.
>>25387801We'll frank probably is married to the uniform at this point.
>>25387916True. Frank wouldn't know what to do with his life if he didn't have the girls or the wyvern.
>>25387640> "Ok, Slider. Bit of a drive. Be back in half an hour."
>>25387640> “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”
>>25387707>That right there
>>25387932Flag rank is a distinct possibility after all this crap.
>>25388059>Flag rank>taking us away from both the girls and the WyvernWhy would we ever want this horrible thing
>>25388198>Girls all get promoted to Witch Squadron leader. >Us and Ice are promoted to supervise new joint Witch/fighter unit command.>Whichever girl we settle down with wants us even safer.
>>25388198>It's not what you want, its what the Navy wants.It's not like Fronk won't be flying his personal fighter everywhere.
>>25388270Didn't we threaten to resign our commission if they redeployed Ice? I get the feeling that for Fronk, it's a little of column A and a little of column B
>>25388293After the war, I meant. The unit will definately be split up to fill new holes in the command structure.
>>25388320thats if we don't go and join a merc unit running aorund in africa
>>25388373When i read that all I could hear in my head was "Collateral Damage"
>>25388373Why would we do that?
>>25388550you mean "fun", right?
>>25388570because we have threatened to resign our commission and do just that if Ice gets transferred?or because some of the girls have already gotten offers and most likely we have too (if we ever check our fucking mail)what, do you not read these threads?
>>25388585If MC Young could participate in SW89 threads, that's what he would have said
>>25388622No, why would we do that when the war is over?
>>25388632because we like flying around blowing migs up?do you not know pilots work?
[x] “Hey Slider, help me get Merlin in her bed, then we can go get that scotch.”You walk back into the room, smiling. “Hey, Slider. Help me get Merlin back up in her bed, and we can go get that whiskey.” She looks at you, guardedly. “Where in the hell did you find whiskey at this hour that wasn't brewed in a bathtub?” You give her your best shit-eating grin. “I am a man of constant amazement and ability,” you say, dramatically. “Or something like that. In this case, it was just a family friend.” “You seem to have a lot of those.” She says, indicating you should pick Merlin up and carry her upstairs. Merlin, thankfully, doesn't weigh much, and you're able to carry her up without waking her up. You take a second to throw on a pair of jeans and grab a jacket- not your jacket, but one you keep extra, just in case. You've learned that's kind of important, honestly. You apparently have joint custody of your jacket with Merlin. And right now, she's not giving it back. You scrawl out a quick note, leaving it on top of Merlin's glasses- short trip inland, maybe an hour or two, tops. Slider came with.- and again, quietly head out, careful not to put your boots on till you're downstairs. Slider took the time to put on something she could at least be seen in- her witches' flight top and a pair of cutoff jeans. She shrugs when you look at her with a smirk. “Shields, asshat. I'm not as worried about road rash as you are.” You shrug, careful to walk the harley out a bit before firing it up- while you're sure it'll wake someone up, no need to get every light in the neighborhood on. Still, a few do pop on as you head down the road, exiting the base gate and turning onto the highway. 1/2
>>25388652Is Fronk a war monger?I have seen no ic reasoning to support him running off to another war when this one is done.
The colonel doesn't live far- about 45 minutes, actually, though most of that's highway. You turn off onto his dirt driveway- almost a mile and a half long- carefully, noting that, as always, the junction between the driveway and the road is full of loose sand. He greets you at the door, his treasured whiskey in his hand. He smiles when he sees you and Slider dismount from the bike, “Good evening, Mr. Bishop,” He says as you walk up, shuffling the bottle to his left hand to return your handshake. “Pleasure as always to see you. You're well, I trust?” “Yes sir, very.” You say. “And it's good to see you too.”He smiles, turning slightly to regard Slider. She actually blushes a bit when he kisses the back of her hand. “And who's this enchanting young lady?”“Lieutenant commander Rachel Kerner.” You say, with a smile. “Our squadron's executive officer. Slider, this is Colonel Edward Lee, CAF.” “CAF?” Slider asks, momentarily confused. He nods. “Confederate air force. I also have the pleasure of commanding the 26th North Carolina reenactors.” You smile when she turns back to you. “If we get the chance, and the colonel's ok with it, we should come back and see his old warbird collection. He's got quite the flight line.”“I'm always looking for more, too, so if you ever happen across a boneyard, I'd be much obliged if you'd tell me.” He says. “Care to have a cup of coffee with me? I was about to go help Billy put a new merlin in that defiant we have.” “We'd love to, sir.” “Well, we'd like to, but we really need to get back, sir.”
>>25388684Watch as we come back and the place is wrecked because Merlin panicked.
>>25388701[X] “Well, we'd like to, but we really need to get back, sir.”"We've got our own Merlin that we need to take care of."
>>25388701> “Well, we'd like to, but we really need to get back, sir.”Still need that talk.Need to pass whiskey to Goose.
>>25388701[X] “We'd love to, sir.”May as well. After all the night is cold, and the coffee hot.
>>25388701> “Well, we'd like to, but we really need to get back, sir.”Make sure to tell him about the boneyard we found in Alaska
>>25388701> "We'd love to, sir."It's a cup of coffee. Won't take that long.
>>25388701[x] “Well, we'd like to, but we really need to get back, sir.”
>>25388701we need to get back, yeah. We don't want ot panic merlin, and goose needs the juice>Slider blushingHNNNNNNNNNNNG
>>25388701> “We'd love to, sir.”Family friend and all. Plus who knows when we'll be back state side again when we get shipped out.
>>25388701>Confederate air force. I also have the pleasure of commanding the 26th North Carolina reenactors.I like this guy already...but we've gotta get back to our own Merlin> “We'd love to, sir, but we can only stay for a few minutes"
>>25388701> “Well, we'd like to, but we really need to get back, sir.”We have to get this whiskey to Goose, who is still very sick.Though I suppose we should mention that boneyard at that one Alasakan base we were at; after the war is over, he might be able to go to it.
>>25388701[x] “We'd love to, sir, but we can only stay for a few minutes"
>>25388859>Though I suppose we should mention that boneyard at that one Alasakan base we were at; after the war is over, he might be able to go to it.Ooh, that's true
>>25388701[X] “Well, we'd like to, but we really need to get back, sir.”
>>25388701>[x] “Well, we'd like to, but we really need to get back, sir.”And do mention that boneyard we were at.
>>25388701 “Well, we'd like to, but we really need to get back, sir.”Of course mention boneyard.
[x] “We'd love to, sir.”reasons? A) Tide pissingB) Having Ghost feel less bad about having a wasted set of choicesC) I believe in actually smelling the roses and not hurrying everywhere. I doubt staying a bit would provoke that big of a delay. For all we know rushing back would just have the night end before Russians attack out of the blue (Why? It's Ghost's favorite plot device)
>>25389153I just want to hear about the nightmares....
>>25389170yeah. we just want to snuggle with gunny bear, is all
>>25389204No we wanna snuggle with Slider...If she brings gunny bear that's up to her.
>>25389369Sorry, I thought that was implied
>>25389369Gunny bear just...watches
>>25389391Nope, gunny bear escapes. Remember when we first met him? Slider didn't know where he was.
>>25389394Silently judging. Never saying a word, but you know he's disappointed.
>>25389465Its because he's a marine and dad told him about us isn't it?
>>25389513More specifically its because he's a Gunny. They're hard to please
>>25388698>Is Fronk a war monger?No, but by the end of this little World War III, he COULD be a hardcore adrenaline junky."There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter." Ernest Hemingway
>>25389513Ooo-rah ooo-rah yut yut devildog.
>>25389513Gunnys are never satisfied.You only performed 'adequately'.
>>25389589OORAH DEVIL DOG!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19dMSRLCFIs
>>25389566>>25389590Well it's kinda hard to screw up cuddling....But I guess if it's a gunny..
>>25389571>dad's face when
Did ghost die?
>>25390037He felt the intensive stare of the gunny bear and is currently in the corner. Contemplating his misgivings.
>>25390037Hope not>>25390101I would start referring to it as the "Bear of Judgement" but I feel that Gunny Bear says roughly the same thing
>>25390101Gunny bear is giving him a stern, fluffy, five finger pointing right now
[x] “Well, we'd like to, but we really need to get back, sir.”You shake your head sadly. “We'd like to, sir, but we really need to get back. We have our own Merlin to take care of.” “And a sick witch.” Slider adds. “Not taking her striker transition well at all.” She tacks on, for the colonel's benefit. “That reminds me,” He says. “I have some old strikers back there. Stuff from the war. If you know anyone who'd like to fly them for us...”Slider nods. “I can think of at least a dozen girls who'd love to, me included. I'll have them contact you, if that's ok?” He nods with a smile. “Much obliged. I suppose I should get going, though- we're supposed to fly out to Ohio for an airshow next month, and I'd love to have this plane with us.”You snap your fingers. “That reminds me, colonel. We found a boneyard up in the Aleutians. That was pretty good sized. You'll have your work cut out for you, some of those old hulks were in rough shape, but...”“Adak?” He says, shaking his head. “The great graveyard of the north. I've never been up there, but I hear the name is misleading.” You shake your head. “We were based there for a bit. There's plenty of birds there, but they'd need a major rebuild.”He scratches his chin. “Hmm. Well, I'll have to send someone up after the war, then. Thank you for the tip, Mr. Bishop.” “Anytime, colonel.” You respond as he closes the door to the house and steps off the porch with you. “If we have time, we'll stop back by.” 1/3
He nods, and shakes your hand again as you get on the harley, Slider slipping on behind you. “I'd enjoy the company! And feel free to bring your squadron, you know I enjoy having our fighting men and women over!” You nod with a smile as he heads back to the 'barns'- a series of prefabricated aircraft hangars near his private runway. The lights spilling onto the pavement from one of them speak of a late night for his crew. Slider takes the wrapped bottle of whiskey and deposits it in a saddle bag, frowning when she notices Gunny bear already occupying the space. “How'd you get in there, gunny?” she mutters, just as you start up the engine. Personally, you just think he wanted the fresh air. The ride back is just as quiet, and Slider's less amazed by the sights, though you're pretty sure she's enjoying the ride anyway. You pull up to the building and kill the engine, pulling the whiskey free from the saddle bag while Slider pulls gunny bear up and stuffs him in the front of her shirt, his head just peeking out below her chin. Smug little stuffed bastard. You forget his beady, glossy, gloating eyes as you walk into the building and hear Maverick comforting Goose, who's moved down to the couch. Mav's eyes go wide when she sees the bottle. “Where- at this hour?” She asks when you hand it to her. “Remember the colonel?” You say, sitting down across from Goose while Slider tucks Gunny bear down next to her. Kid looks paler than usual and very, very sick. Maverick nods, pulling the stopper out of the bottle and taking a tentative whiff, then regarding the bottle again with surprise. “That's from his private stock. Best stuff to be had this side of the Mississippi river.” You say, nodding to Goose when she turns to look at you. Your heart nearly snaps in half when you see the tears in the corners of her eyes. Kid must be hurting a lot worse than they're letting you know. 2/3
Slider hands Mav a tumbler, and mav pours two fingers of the whiskey in before handing you the bottle back to you. The muted pop of her familiar emerging indicates her use of magic- though, as good as it is, the whiskey never had that faint glow. “Here, drink this. It'll make you feel better.” Mav says, gently handing the glass to Goose. For her part, she takes a sip and frowns, turning her head away from the glass. “It'll help Goose. I promise.” She says. Goose takes a second, then drinks the rest of it- she doesn't toss it back, and tries to drink it like a glass of anything else, which makes you cringe, but she finishes it, at least. She falls asleep seconds later, her breathing deep and even. Mav smiles. “Thanks, Slider, Frank. She's been miserable. I appreciate that.”You nod. “No problem, Mav.” You indicate Goose. “She going to be ok?” Maverick looks, briefly, at her sleeping wingmate, then nods. “She's just taking the transition really badly. Y'all did us a big favor in going to get that whiskey, we won't forget it.”You shrug. “I'm sure she'd have done the same for me.”You only hope the tales from the crypt marathon won't give the kid fucked up dreams. God knows there's enough of those in the house right now. 3/3
>>25390181THE JUDGEMENTwe never got to chat with Slider about our nightmares ;_;
and that's a good place to cut it for the night. We'll be back next week, as usual, and yes, you will get a chance to talk to Slider about Frank slowly going insane- i mean, uh... yeah. anyway. as always, guys, hope you had fun, and I'll see you next week!
>>25390181I TOLD YOU! I TOLD YOU HE MOVED BY HIMSELF!
>>25390265Tanks for running man.
>>25390265Thanks as always Ghost!
Good show, Ghostmeat. Now, if y'all don't mind, I whipped a little somethin' somethin' up set in this here Weird War Three. Lemme scrounge my notes...
>>25390290Wheres M0use, anyways.
>>25390265had fun ghost
>>25390193Why is Mav acting so distant?
>>25390265>FLESH OF FA-Wait, wrong quest.I wonder what kind of insane...
>>25390307Airforce stuff. Probably out disarming bombs and saving the world
>>25390317Probably just worried about Goose. Although Frank hasn't spared much time for his old wingwitch lately.
>>25390317...because this is the first line she's had since we were still at Top Gun?
>>25390336This also must be rectified
This is the current state of our room.
>>25390301The sting of the antiseptic on his arm woke the Technical Sergeant from his trance. Hissing, the man glared half-heartedly at the medic sitting next to him."Jeez, Doc, think you could ladle a little more acid on my bug bite?""Hush, Bloodhound. I swear, for a man who makes a habit of charging Red positions, you sure are a baby about proper medical procedure."Bloodhound grumped. "You'd think they'd find a way to make that shit not hurt as much.""Cry some more, see if I care.""Shouldn't you be taking care of them before that scratch?" He jerked his head back at the three prostrate figures under shock blankets in the back of the Blackhawk. "Figured a couple of downed airmen and a freakin' witch would warrant more than a grunt like me.""You did your job, Sergeant, now let me do mine. The Lieutenants and the Captain are in stable condition, and I've done the best I can for them until we land. Hold still."Bloodhound grumbled more. He was sure his twin never had to put up with this kind of crap. Then again, said twin definitely had the cushier job. Pansy.
>>25390349Screentime =/= time spent together but point taken, we need to spend time with the two.
>>25390384It had been an open and shut extraction, really. A ground attack witch had taken a golden BB while strafing a troop convoy and gone down in some dense woods on the Polish border. The flight lead of the Strike Eagle package sortieing alongside the witch had stuck around to provide cover and a location for the downed sparkly, and had caught a missile volley off a Tunguska- Grison, whatever- for his efforts.Bloodhound thought the whole thing was textbook stupid on the part of the Captain, but pilots is as pilots does, he reckoned. Too attached to the ideal of being the knight in shining armor zooming in to rescue the damsel in distress. Of course, when said damsel had magical jet engines on her legs...Bloodhound's squad had been sent in to recover the three downed NATO aviators. The Sergeant had always hated helicopter insertions, always preferring something that was a bit harder to hit with an RPG for getting him on scene. That said, the tech boys had obviously been hard at work on outfitting birds to get them in and out without attracting undue attention. They weren't silent by any definition of the word, but the MH-60L-S had proved itself time and again. Tonight had been no different. No, the helicopter hadn't gotten them shot at. That had been the damn witch's screaming. Bloodhound surfaced from his reflection on the mission and glanced back at the smallest figure behind him, heart softening slightly. That wasn't exactly fair. When she came down, her left striker had failed to separate properly and gotten caught in a pine tree. The Sarge knew from experience how bad a broken leg hurt, and compounded with the adrenalin from the crash finally wearing off and any number of lacerations, he was surprised she had kept quiet as long as she had- or that she was even conscious when they found her, which was more than he could say for the F-15 drivers.
>>25390451Still, she did finally scream, and that had the fucking Cossacks on them faster than he could blink. Bastards must've been nearby, hunting for potential POWs. Like most firefights, he couldn't remember much beyond what he sighted down his M4, and even that was mostly a blur. Hell, he hadn't even realized he'd taken a hit until they were back on board the 'Hawk and watching the Strike Eagle and strikers go up like Roman candles.Doc Roebuck had been less than pleased with Bloodhound at that point. "Just like your damn brother," he had said, which had only earned a glare from the Sarge. He didn't mind being compared to his brother, not at all. It was any insult to his twin, implied or otherwise, imagined or otherwise, that set him off. Maybe it was just being five minutes older than his flyboy brother that made him so protective. He didn't know. Still, the Doc had made of point of probing Bloodhound about the last time he'd even written to his brother, much less his parents. He let his family occupy his thoughts for the remainder of the flight back to the forward base, then on to Ramstein.
>>25390523After a routine debrief for the routine mission and visits with Roebuck to get his wound checked over- just a graze- and at the postmaster's office- checking on when the next mail shipment was going out- Bloodhound found his way back to his bunk. Rolling his eyes, he figured that maybe Roebuck had a point. His twin had always been the easiest for the Sergeant to talk to, so he decided to start with his letter.Pouring himself a cup of coffee, Technical Sergeant Rex Bishop sat down at his desk and started writing, mumbling the letter to himself as he wrote. "Dear Frank... aw, hell, he'd never go for the 'dear'..."=================Aaaaand that's all she wrote for tonight! I'll try an' have somethin' else together for next week. Maybe a little longer. Just wanted to get my feet wet this time. Thanks for the background info and the setting, Ghost! ...and the main character here, I suppose, too.
>>25390562That was pretty interesting. Looking forward to next weeks.
>>25390124KNIFE PAWS!>>25390265Thanks for the ride, Ghost. See ya round.