[x] Let's see if this cannon is worth a damn. Go after a dread!“Merlin! We're goin' after a dread!” You say, rolling the fighter over and trying to gain enough distance for a decent run. “Unlock the missiles, let the girls know!” “Done!” She says. “The cannon should use your gun sights, but it's got a longer range. They said something about a charge time, but said it's short, so remember that. Remember it's a beam- we don't know how strong it is so-”“So don't expect miracles.” you say. “Can you do your thing to it?” Merlin giggles. “What did you think I was planning to do?” She says. “It's actually ambivalent towards the whole situation, and thinks my pilot is insane.”“You're holding a discussion with a prototype cannon.” You say, flatly, juking an inbound missile and listening to the distinct thump of missiles dropping free from your bays. “Yes.” Merlin says, flatly. “And monitoring the jet. We're doing it again, by the way.”“Doing what?” You ask, rolling over the top of a maser beam. “Impossible things.”“Wonderful.” You respond, lining up for the shot and pulling the trigger. Nothing happens. “Oh goddamn-” your cut off as your forward screens momentarily dim themselves and a ravening spear of man-made lightning arcs forward, joined a second later by it's twin from Alyssa's jet. The two beams slam into- and through- the dreadnought, blowing through the thing to impact on the ground, digging out craters. 1/2
>>28132768we ion cannon frigate now
TIME FOR CUTE PILOTS DOING CUTE THINGS
The dreadnought lists, smoke pouring from it's wounds as secondary explosions tear great chunks out it's superstructure. It's weapons dim, and you can see it's nose push down in a shallow, controlled dive. “Holy shit....” Alyssa gasps, her voice thick with disbelief. “Did- Did we kill it?” Before you can answer, you're caged in by masers from the other two dreadnoughts, forcing you to roll and twist to try and stay one step ahead of their firing solutions. “Whatever we did” You grunt. “We got their attention.”“The army! They're retreating!” Katya calls. You manage to glance over your shoulder- noting that there's fighters on you now, and the dread you hit has leveled out, but it's turning, slowly, around. You can't see much, just some dust trails- but they're from the western edge of the battlefield, where the battered and outnumbered NATO troops are withdrawing. The radio lights up with cries of disbelief- you're winning your fight, you've completely frozen their air assets. How could the army lose?You're about to ask for direction from Ice- do you withdraw, or stay in it, hoping the army will rally- when the decision is made for you. Voices- not many- singing. La Marseilles- the French national anthem. “What- who is... Jean Luc!” Rosalie cries.The trails of dust of maybe a dozen tanks rolls right into the flank of the Soviet guards. The singing doesn't pause as the French armor goes to work, freezing the soviet advance by spearing into it's vulnerable side. Someone- presumably Jean Luc- responds in French. After a brief- and frantic on Rosalie's part- conversation you hear him laugh. “This is cuirassier calling the white death! Let us show these little girls how men fight, oui? You keep them busy in the air, we will deal with their ground forces, eh?” “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”  “Cuirassier, you're insane! Let us get in some gun runs!”
>>28132768>your cut off as your forward screens momentarily dim themselves and a ravening spear of man-made lightning arcs forward, joined a second later by it's twin from Alyssa's jet. The two beams slam into- and through- the dreadnought, blowing through the thing to impact on the ground, digging out craters.
>>28132820We Super Acolyte now.
>>28132826>[x] “Cuirassier, you're insane! Let us get in some gun runs!”DON'T BE A FOOL!
>>28132826> “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”
>>28132826[x] “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”awyeh
>>28132826> “Cuirassier, you're insane! Let us get in some gun runs!”The White Death, eh? Has a nice ring to it.also holy shit that was jawesome
>>28132826> “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”Welp, I'd say it works.
>>28132826> “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”He's the ground pounder, let him do his thing.
>>28132826>[x] “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!” ROSALIE HAS BEST HUSBANDOno seriously, that takes some fucking balls to do that in what, AMX-30s?Goes to show anyone named Jean-Luc is a perennial badass.
>>28132826[X] “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”It seems weird for them to give up so easily.
>>28132826> “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”Take out another dread!
>>28132826[x] “Cuirassier, you're insane! Let us get in some gun runs!”
>>28132826 “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!” fine, you ground pounders do your thing! we have some dreds to kill!
>>28132867It's a trap!
I SMELL TANKS.
>>28132826> "Cuirassier, you're insane! Let us get in some gun runs!"Can't let you do that, Jean Luc.
>>28132867They were probably screaming their heads off for CAS and not getting any. We kept them alive, but they're outnumbered
“Oh goddamn-” your cut off as your forward screens momentarily dim themselves and a ravening spear of man-made lightning arcs forward, joined a second later by it's twin from Alyssa's jet. The two beams slam into- and through- the dreadnought, blowing through the thing to impact on the ground, digging out craters.>meaesl unkindnessYes. Unkindness indeed.[x] “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!” Tally motherfucking ho.
>>28132885Well they are pretty stinky.
>>28132885Speaking of that, maus has been MIA for the last 2 threads IIRC.
>>28132826>[x] “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!” "Mako form on me, we got us some dreads to kill"
>>28132826[x] “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!” Kill the remaining dreadnoughts and then we can do a strafing run with the Tesla Cannon right through a Soviet armor column. Man, I love this cannon; we owe Tesla a Hallmark card at the very least.
>>28132885WHEN YOU ASSHOLE?
>>28132885take a bath then!
>>28132826>[X] “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”
>>28132826> “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”Based French master race.
>>28132826[x] “Cuirassier, you're insane! Let us get in some gun runs!”We should at least use this air support to soften up the ground elements.
>>28132826[X] “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!” WE ION CANNON NOW
>>28132948you misspelled crazy
>>28132826> “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”Hell let's go for it. Viva la France, motherfuckers!
>>28132826 “Cuirassier, you're insane! Let us get in some gun runs!”What kind of man would Frank be if he left Cuirassier hanging without air support?
>>28132826> “Cuirassier, you're insane! Let us get in some gun runs!”I have no clue what the French are thinking, but they've apparently gone nuts.
>>28132885How often? Are the crews aware of this habit? Do they mind if they are? What does a tank smell like, exactly? Does the smell vary from tank to tank? Does the smell differ by nation?
So THAT'S why we brought the Tesla Cannon
>>28132987I just wonder what the rail guns would have done.
>>28132982fuel, grease, and ass
>>28132826>[x] “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”
>>28132998Might've actually brought it down.
>>28132987That's also why we trust in Merlin's recommendations.
>>28132826>Open channel."Cuirassier, this is White Death, we got the skies, so show them how France fights harder than Germany!"
>>28132826>“Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”We really should focus on the dreadnoughts. All 3 are still in the fight.
>>28132826>[x] “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”Steady on folks, the dreads will murder anything on the ground and the sky if left unchecked.
>The two beams slam into- and through- the dreadnought, blowing through the thing to impact on the ground, digging out craters.We should totally try for a bow-to-stern gutting. Fine out what the cannon thinks of the situation after that.
>>28133022We literally just killed one.
>>28133019Than the *Soviets*. France is on Germany's side in this war, as shocking as it may be to conceive.
>>28133019Shouldn't we correct Cuirassier on this whole callsign issue? I mean, we're Warhound. He can at least get it right.
>>28133022It seems like one is turning for home though.We should try and cripple the other two.Also, what's the situation with those SIXTY fighters that were escorting the dreads? If we forget about them and they end up killing someone, I swear to god...
>>28133042It's still airborne. Best blow it out of the sky.
>>28133036Yeah. If we save Jean-Luc from the ground forces he just dies to maser. Somebody else is playing hero for us this time, don't let it go to waste
>>28132912I just programmed a macro for cookie clicker that crashed my computer. It was neat.>>28132931>>28132933Friday, you nerds.>>28132934>>28132982Yes.TIEM TO LIFT
>>28133036Hmm, good point. Better finish the dreadnaughts first. Changing my vote in >>28132974 to>“Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!”
>>28133064It's weapons are dead and it's in a dive. It's at the very least mission killed and we need the other ones dead too.
>>28133046And the NATO units are retreating. What I'm trying to say is that the French are fighting harder for Berlin than the Germans.
>>28133075>I just programmed a macro for cookie clicker that crashed my computer. It was neat.Totally worth it.
>>28133054I'm pretty sure there's at least enough names used for Frank to have one each day of the week.>>28133095It's turning to flee & cannot be allowed to do that. Regardless of whether it's by our hand or that of another the sumbitch needs to die today.
>>28133111It's possible they were falling back to draw the Soviets into the flanking attack.
>>28133117>open tab>Attack on Tita->close tabnothx
>>28133095The first dread leveled out and is turning back towards Russki airspace. Better plug the other two before they can really open up.
>>28133135True, he does seem to be accumulating nicknames at an alarming rate.
>>28133144I don't watch it either, but the music is natch man
>>28133135I personally think you're focusing to much, we need the other two gone before we worry about mopping it up.
so who here can't wait for war thunder tanks. My BTD and B25 wants blood of tankers!
>>28133135It's mission killed, and we don't have the luxury of chasing it down when there's two more perfectly operational ones right next to us.
>>28133165Did you read the second sentence? I don't care who does it or when as long as it doesn't make an escape.
>>28133189It's gonna be shit.
>>28133197from what I have seen it looks good
>>28133208>Looks goodDoesn't count for much. I'd be wary of getting hyped.
>>28133195I agree it needs to die. But I don't think we or anyone else who is fighting has time to spare on someone running away when there are plenty of other who are still actively trying to kill us. If it makes it away, well, we just need to kill it later.
>>28133135We're better off taking out the other two first. The disabled dread isn't a threat. The other two lining up to fry Frank and the Fish are. Kill the threats first, then deal with the withdrawing unit. The Tesla cannons don't have much ammo. Better not waste it on a defeated enemy.
>>28133241What IS their ammo? Unobtainium or ludicrous amount of power?
>>28133241Plus, this makes the Russians waste resources repairing the damn thing, and keeps it from flying for a bit. Win-win, really.
>>28133263It was mentioned, I don't think it's particularly exotic but it is limited in-flight
>>28133263Teslas harvested pubic hair, straining with a lifetime of radiation and celibacy.
>>28133279>CelibacyNot After the war, i'll bet.
>>28133263TW89 threads, HO HO I MAKE JOKE AT OWN EXPENSE
>>28133263...I can't remember. I think they're powered by high-capacity batteries. Have to dig through the older threads to find out. But I think without secondary batteries mounted on the hardpoints the Tesla only has enough juice for 4-5 shots.
>>28133309But maus, we shot it more times than there were tank witches '89 threads in recent history.
>>28133314Batteries or super-capacitors or something like that, yeah.
>>28133357RL schedule still doesn't allow you to run a thread for this month?
>>28132826>Before you can answer, you're caged in by masers from the other two dreadnoughts, forcing you to roll and twist to try and stay one step ahead of their firing solutions.gawddamnhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PWvHzZIj3g
>>28133382>Evidently did not read >>28133075
>>28133395>>28133399Well I just came home from school so I didn't read the entire thread yet. I apologize.
[x] “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!” You grin, a feral, bloodthristy grin. One that splits your lips and bares your teeth beneath your armored oxygen mask- one that makes mothers grab their children and chills run down people's spines. Damn shame, you think, no one can see it. “Done deal, Cuirassier. Let's show them how it's done!” You return, Finally breaking free of the pattern of maser fire from the two remaining and fully active dreadnoughts, arrowing into the fighters swarming after you. They scatter- and you laugh, careful to keep your fingers away from the mic toggle on your throttle. Ice would section your ass so fast if she heard that laugh. The fighter cover you brush aside like so many gnats- swatting two from the sky in a second with the briefest bursts of your cannons, crippling a third and cursing- that shot should have taken off his vertical stabilizer. Oh well. Sixty fighters, and most of them are on you. The open network is still echoing with the sounds of the French singing- though the song is growing weaker as the tank crews have to focus on their task at hand. Surprise and speed are on their side, and but the guards are reacting, and it's turning into one hell of a brawl down there. Up here, though, you're untouchable- better than you've ever been. Ah, if Konstantina could see you now, part of you thinks, as you line up, nose to nose with a dreadnought- you'd have to pry her off you with a crowbar. Maybe the jaws of life. Your Tesla cannon speaks again- gutting the dreadnought. It lurches midair, then begins falling, whatever martian propulsion that was active in it thoroughly destroyed by the man-made lightning from the Tesla cannon. You roll over the top of the falling dread, dodging secondaries that claim one of your pursuers. The rest back off to a safer distance- unwilling or unable to match you. 1/2
>>28133449You missed an entire thread, mate.>>28125406
The live dreadnought begins turning, the fighters now almost exclusively attacking you. You knock another out of the sky with one of your last Agiles- the AMRAAMs all spent by the witches what seems like an age ago. “Frank w-we've only got one missile left.” Merlin coughs. “Cannons?” You ask, throwing your fighter sideways and shaking your head- your nose is ticklish. Gets that way sometimes on oxygen. “W-we've still got ammo, but...” “It'll work” You grunt, spinning your fighter around to engage another sukhoi- one of the fighters that was dogging you seconds earlier. “We'll take them down one by one if we have to.”Merlin doesn't respond to that- probably busy as hell back there, just keeping things together. Still, you trust her. The Flanker dives, giving you a split second solution- you shoot, raking his port turbine, and he starts to tumble, the yaw slewing him sideways. “Haha, perhaps this was not my best idea!” Jean Luc calls. “Mais, it worked, they are stopped. If only the Germans still had the fight they had in nineteen forty...”“Haha, jaaaa.” A German answers, clearly hamming up his accent for anyone that might- and probably is- recording this. “But in ninteen forty ve had vorse opponents, ja Frenchman? Ze seventh panzer was clearly vasted on zem. But on zees, ve haf found worthvile adversary. Panzergruppe! Schnell! Schnell! Into zem!”“Jesus Christ, I think all tankers are insane.” You mutter, diving towards the hard deck and pulling up barely above the treetops, casting a fast eye down at your fuel gauge- you're deep into the red, but you can recover nearby, so you've got a couple more minutes if you want them. Still, if you want to land on the Saratoga, you need to break off now.  Stay in it- you can recover at a Luftwaffe base RTB now. You've done your part.
>>28133478we finally snapped guys
>>28133506> Stay in it- you can recover at a Luftwaffe baseWe in this as long as the other witches do.
>>28133506[x] RTB now. You've done your part.Don't wanna get ambushed en route and have nothing left.
>>28133506>[x] Stay in it- you can recover at a Luftwaffe baseCan just top up on fuel before jetting back to the sara
>>28133508But it's a good pain
>>28133506> RTB now. You've done your part.Merlin doesn't seem to be feeling so good...
>>28133486Well shit. >>28133506>[X] Stay in it- you can recover at a Luftwaffe base
>>28133506> Stay in it- you can recover at a Luftwaffe base
>>28133506>[x] RTB now. You've done your part.We are dry. We have to rearm with the best manic grin we can.
>>28133506>[X] RTB now. You've done your part.Damn, who knew Frank had such a boner for Tesla cannons?
>>28133506> RTB now. You've done your part.We're bingo and then some and have no missiles. GTFO while we still can.
>>28133506> RTB now. You've done your part.We can come back with more dakka in a bit
>>28133506[X] Retreat for now, we're our of missiles and we barely have any ammo left.
>>28133506>[x] Stay in it- you can recover at a Luftwaffe base
>>28133506[X] Stay in it- you can recover at a Luftwaffe baseI have a feeling something else is coming up.
>>28133506> RTB now. You've done your part.Man, the girls are gonna go apeshit about this stunt. Gonna need some serious maintenance after this...captcha: aidybe conclusioncaptcha agrees
>>28133506> RTB now. You've done your part.Need more ammo for the cannon and more missiles for the witches to launch.
>>28133506> RTB now. You've done your part.Time to call it. Missiles, low fuel, and our witch doesn't sound too hawt at the moment. It might be best not to push her.
>>28133506>[x] Stay in it- you can recover at a Luftwaffe baseWe've fired 2 shots.The tesla cannon has 6. Fire, fire, fire!
>>28133506> RTB now. You've done your part.Fuck, time to clock out. Two dreads down, pretty good for a day's work. Perhaps check on the girls. We shouldn't leave them in a lerch if we can help it
>>28133506> RTB now. You've done your part.
>>28133506[X] RTB now. You've done your part.No fuel means no fight. And with a close by air base means that it will be a prime target.
>>28133508It's beautiful, isn't it?>>28133478>Your Tesla cannon speaks again- gutting the dreadnought. It lurches midair, then begins falling, whatever martian propulsion that was active in it thoroughly destroyed by the man-made lightning from the Tesla cannon. You roll over the top of the falling dread, dodging secondaries that claim one of your pursuers. The rest back off to a safer distance- unwilling or unable to match you. Yep. Beautiful.[x] RTB now. You've done your part.We're pretty much spent. Time to cackle our way back to the Sara.
>>28133506>[X] Stay in it- you can recover at a Luftwaffe baseHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA>Ah, if Konstantina could see you now, part of you thinks, as you line up, nose to nose with a dreadnought- you'd have to pry her off you with a crowbar. Maybe the jaws of life. Oh god he's falling for the Stalinka this is awesome.
>>28133506> Stay in it- you can recover at a Luftwaffe base.Devil of a choice, but we're not leaving our squadmates behind unless we're ordered out.
>>28133506> Stay in it- you can recover at a Luftwaffe baseI've got a baaaaaad feeling about this.
>>28133506>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO6giM9UAv0Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit>[x] RTB now. You've done your part.Call it in to let our folks know, get back home, get rearmed and refueled ASAP, and get back in the fight. Ask Merlin how she's doing.
>>28133506> Stay in it- you can recover at a Luftwaffe baseGhost, how many tesla shots do we have left?Keep at it! Now more than ever, the ground troops need moral support!
>>28133569We have nothing else useful, Merlin is apparently overloaded, and our tanks are almost dry. We can be bloodthirsty some other time.CAPTCHA apparently agrees: dentucea victory
>>28133506> RTB now. You've done your part.We're not gonna get anything done with no ammo.
>>28133506> Stay in it- you can recover at a Luftwaffe baseNEVER SPLIT THE PARTY!
>>28133566>>28133593Shit, you're right. Merlin sounds kinda spent. I missed that on my first pass.>>28133587Changing my vote to RTB, though if we can recover at a land base all the same, it might be for the best.
>>28133506>Fire on the last dreadnought and launch the last missile, then call out bingo fuel and winchester.
>>28133506> RTB now. You've done your part.If possible, we can get stuck back in after rearm and refuel. I highly doubt some random Luftwaffe base will have ammo for the prototype lightning laser of death.
>>28133506>[x] 1) Kill the last dread> 2) Sitrep on the Squadron> 3) pull back with the girls covering our spent ass
>>28133637It won't matter, you can't rearm and refuel a plane in minutes, fight'll be over before we relaunch.
>>28133519>>28133533>>28133544>>28133545>>28133555>>28133559>>28133562>>28133569>>28133579>>28133587>>28133591What the Hell, people? We've got zero missiles, low ammo for the guns, and low fuel. If something DOES happen, Frank won't be able to do shit like this. Plus, if we want the Tesla recharged or the new model missiles, Frank needs to make it home.
>>28133506[X] RTB now. You've done your part.We've done the important part: scared off the dreads. Need to refuel and rearm.>seamen hubismNo CAPTCHA, we're going after girls, not guys.
>>28133506 RTB now. You've done your part.we're done here. tell the girls we're falling back to base on fumes.
>>28133506> RTB now. You've done your part.But at least fire off one Tesla blast into the thick of the guard formation.And twist/roll so we drag the beam as best we can.Cut a furrow into the ground and their numbers.
>>28133645We do need to figure out what's going on with the rest of them. Letting Ice know we're almost out of ammo and fuel is probably a pretty good idea, anyway.
>>28133668That might actually be a good idea. I can only imagine what it would do against something like a tank, if we managed to do that much damage to the dreads.
>>28133654some people don't want to abandon the witches while they're still fighting.And this isn't the first time they've done stupid decision.
>>28133506[x] RTB now. You've done your part.
>>28133693Except that the witches likely are thinking about RTB about now, also. They don't have the endurance of a Steelwing.
>>28133506Wait a fucking minute...oh shit. Frank and Merlin are pushing beyond what their bodies can handle, aren't they? Merlin is having trouble speaking and Frank might be bleeding through the nose.
>>28133707Heroic RROD here we go.
>>28133506[x] RTB now. You've done your part.Before the strokes kill us and Merlin
>>28133506> RTB now. You've done your part.And what a hell of a part it's been
>>28133707THIS MACHINE IS A FUCKING DEATH TRAP!
>>28133721>[x] RTB now. You've done your part.
>>28133707don't forget that bit of tomcat near his lungs...
>>28133506>[X] RTB now. You've done your part.Bloodlust is getting to us. Lets get back before we lose it even more.
>>28133736>cue coughing up blood
>>28133718Last time we made a stupid decision, Ghost left hints that something was happening, Like Frank feeling the 'Cat was odd before that spar. Better to pull back before the Death Flag is fully raised.
>>28133749...we Guld now?
>>28133727Obviously. We lured Death in with the Black Cat thing and then she was trapped somehow & made the core of the Wyvern. She doesn't mind it too terribly though since everyone comes to her eventually.
>>28133506> RTB now. You've done your part.Two dreadnaughts out of the fight, and the twins can handle the third. We also just fought off dozens of fighters single-handedly. And now we're out of missiles and almost out of fuel.GET THE FUCK OUT BEFORE THIS TURNS INTO ALASKA
>>28133757And it's pretty blatant this time, what with the fact that we're running low on resources IN ADDITION to the pending physical breakdown.
>>28133506>[x] RTB now. You've done your part.
>>28133707Admittedly Merlin having difficulty talking isn't TOO unusual, but...maybe we should be calling our jet vampir
>>28133861Difficulty talking due to coughing, though?
>>28133861Beginning to seriously question whether or not we shouldn't have paid a bit more attention to the mods she did to the jet.
>>28133909oh god... she is going to kill us
>>28133897You'll have difficultly talking when pulling High-G Maneuvers anyways. And that sentence was pretty coherent for a coughing fit.
>>28133923The real question is, which 'she?' Merlin? Ice? All of them?
>>28133975Best to think the worst anon. So "all" is the correct answer. Including Konstantina.
>>28133988>KonstantinaShe's liable to just climax instantly if she gets eyes on footage of the fight.
>>28133988konstantina probably has her ear glued to a radio right now, jaw agape
>>28133988I think she's going to dry hump our leg, after this.
>>28134001>>28134002She's probably Patting herself on the head at the same time.
>>28133975All of the witches. Harem end soon
>>28133988... okay, yeah, we're screwed.
>>28134002>Implying shes not coming here RIGHT NOW.
>>28134002And both hands busy.>>28134007>dry
>Meanwhile Balalaika sits in the bunker.'Someone go wrangle Konstantina before she hurts her self.' .
>>28134027Figure of speech.
>>28134018That's pretty lewd man. Remember: this is a blue board.>>28134022Rip in space-time & alternate past shenanigans when?
>>28134042the squid try to pull a borg and go back in time?
Konstantina is going to pin us to the ground if she ever gets a chance after this.
>>28134086How will that work if we can make her faint by giving her a hug?
>>28134102By eating alot.And fainting ontop of fronk.
>>28134102She enlists the aid of her clones, obviously.
>>28134002"What's with her?" Putin asks."She has been locked in her room since the battle for Berlin began," Petrov responds, worry filling his voice. "I've tried many times to get her to come out, but she's...not responded in a way that would suggest it to be wise for me to enter.""Well, we should convince her. I am certain she would want to hear details of 'her love' in combat." Putin chuckles. "She has been a little...flighty, since his visit."Putin manages to maintain his confident smirk and his composure until he and Petrov arrive at her room's door, and hear the panting on the other side. There is panicked shouting from a radio barely heard alongside it."Y-yes...my love, k-kill them all, just like...that."Putin about faces. "She's fine.""B-but sir!" Petrov protests.
>>28134137>Frank is eventually brought low by the sheer mass of the blushing stammering Konstantinas.I'd support this.
>>28134148...I am okay with this.
>>28134154>so much adorably blushing and stammering yandere in one roomThis is a zone of danger, boner
>>28134148There is so much hue i dont even know where to begin.
>>28134148I'm not sure if she's being excited or being lewd?
[x] RTB now. You've done your part. Your aggression wars with your common sense for a second- and common sense brutally beats it into submission. You stay low and fast, withdrawing west- getting the best view of the Seventh Panzer division's attack as they slam into the Soviets, reinforcing the remains of Jean Luc's company. The formerly retreating NATO troops have turned at bay as well, engaging the guards from two directions. The guards air don't want any part of you anymore- letting you go unmolested, like they're glad to see you go. Of course, the arriving Luftwaffe aircraft may have something to do with that, making the options for the guards clear- chasing you is a bad idea. You pull up and drop back to a cruising speed once you're clear of the immediate battlezone, calling out on the squadron frequency for Ice. “Jesus Frank, what was that?” She asks, by way of response. “Are you hit? We're withdrawing, the Luftwaffe and ADA have the airspace. Can you make the Saratoga?” You shake your head, trying to get your eyes to refocus. Takes a couple tries, but they do, eventually. You tap the fuel gague. “We'll have to hit a tanker, but yeah, we should be able to.” You say.“Ok, alright. Good. You're not hit?” She asks. “Merlin?” You ask over the intercom. “We're fine, right?” “Y-yeah.” She says. “They didn't... didn't even get close to hitting us. That was amazing Frank.” 1/3 (I think)
“That was mostly you.” You respond. “There's no way that was-”“That was mostly you.” She says. “Well, kind of. I just... guided it. Whatever it was. I-I don't know, Frank. I'm-”“You're the best RIO a guy could ask for, Samantha. Can we make the Sara?” “Y-yeah. We'll need a tanker though, we're on vapor.”“Ok.” You say, and flip back over to the squadron frequency. “We're way low on gas, but we're not hit. Merlin says we're fine.”“Oh bullshit.” Slider says, and you pick up on her circling your aircraft. “There's no way you went into that and-” She goes quiet. “Slider?” You and Ice ask, almost simultaneously. “Jesus, they didn't touch you.” She says, her voice almost a whisper. “That's- what are you?” “Really goddamn tired.” You state, bluntly, as waves of fatigue crash into you. Slider, for her part, doesn't respond. The rest of the flight back is tense- you're about to divert when an A-6 tanker, one of several sent up by the CAG, breaks station and hauls ass towards you to get you the fuel you're going to need. You rock your wings in thanks and he just flashes his lights, heading back to his anchor. Those guys never get the credit they deserve, you think. 2/4 (I counted wrong. and had specific post breaks. my bad!)
>>28134230>That was amazing Frank.”That's what she said.
>>28134230>and those assholesGood. I like that nickname.
The witches recover first- it takes them less time to do it, and they're a lot less likely to have problems- they come in, flare, and use their jets to brake themselves - no wire to hit blind. The twins are down next, their landing a 1 wire- sloppy, but it'll work, you think.You're down last- despite being tired and having to rapidly blink away a fuzz growing in your eyesight, you make sure everyone else gets down safely. Your own landing is sloppy- you barely snag the fourth wire, but any landing you can walk away from, right?Well, you think you can walk, anyway. You taxi off to your spot near the elevator, waiting for the crew to give you the cut signal before you start shutting your jet down. You pop the hatch and cast about for your things- collecting the snickers wrappers and unclasping your helmet- fucking oxygen mask anyway, you think. Then you just lean back in your ejection seat and close your eyes, resting for a second while the crew outside drops the ladder and waits. You hit your seat controls and ride it out of the cockpit, still trying to gather the energy to get out of your fighter. The fresh air seems to help- you laboriously swing one leg, then the other, up and over, getting your boots on the walkway and pausing. One of the ground crew nods when another turns and says something to him, while two of them start up the ladder. “Take it easy, sir.” They say, helping you sit on the walkway while one looks down in Merlin's office, while the other supports you, one hand on your shoulder “Why don't you sit there till the docs get here?” You nod, out of it. The doc sounds like a friendly guy. 3/4
>>28134230>Angels of DeathUnderstandable>Those AssholesWell, yeah.>some really poetic name by some Japanese guyWell now I have to know.>“Jesus Frank, what was that?” She asks, by way of response.>“Jesus, they didn't touch you.” She says, her voice almost a whisper. “That's- what are you?” He's the goddamned Jetman.
Guys, we need to ask Merlin what the Tesla cannon thinks of us now.
You wake up with a start, whatever dream you were having gone in a second. “It's ok, Frank, it's ok. Shh. We're fine We're all-” Slider says, soothingly, stroking your hair, one arm wrapped around your chest awkwardly, like the angle isn't right. “Where-” You start, “Is-”“You're on the USNS Mercy. We're tied up in Britain. Berlin was two weeks ago.” She says. “Merlin is fine- she recovered much faster than you did. You- You gave us a hell of a scare, you asshole. You both did.” “What-” She lets go of you, water glistening in her eyes. “L-listen, I need to go call Ice. She wanted to know the second you woke up.” “Not yet. Slider, what happened?”  “Ok, yeah. I won't be going anywhere.”
>>28134247>“Jesus, they didn't touch you.” She says, her voice almost a whisper. “That's- what are you?”That's exactly who we are, babe.
>>28134276> “Not yet. Slider, what happened?”LOL, the plane is eating us.
>>28134276[X] “Not yet. Slider, what happened?”
>>28134276>one arm wrapped around your chest awkwardly, like the angle isn't right.oh god what> “Ok, yeah. I won't be going anywhere.”
>>28134276> “Ok, yeah. I won't be going anywhere.”
>>28134276[x] “Not yet. Slider, what happened?” WE HURT MERLIN?
>>28134148"A-ANOTHER DREADNOUGHT!" Stalinka screams from inside the room. "I-I LOVE YOU~!" There is a loud thump, followed by a crash. The radio cuts out as well."Stalinka!" Petrov adjusts his uniform collar and pounds on the door. "Stalinka I am coming inside the room!""N-no! NO! I-I-I AM-" She yammers, just as Petrov opens the door.Fully clothed, Stalinka lies at the foot of the bed, mostly wrapped around a full length body pillow, a picture of Frank Bishop on it, more or less facing her. One of her arms is wrapped tightly around it, while another appears to be paused midway through patting herself on the head. "The Butcher of My Heart" is scrawled crudely on the back of the pillow. Next to her is a broken radio that apparently fell off the bed with her."I am indecent." She whispers, redder than the flag of the Soviet Union she has hanging on the wall next to an equally large poster of Frank Bishop."So I see." Petrov mumbles in response."OUT! OUT OUT OUT!" she screams, shoving Petrov (surprisingly gently) out of the room. before slamming the door shut."I am sorry ma'am!" Petrov calls through the door. There is a long silence before she finally responds, terribly embarrassed."M-may I get another radio, c-comrade? I appear to have broken this one."
>>28134276[X] “Not yet. Slider, what happened?” Did we go into some sort of magic-depletion coma?
>>28134276>Berlin was two weeks ago.Shit.[x]"Not yet. Slider, what happened?"
>>28134276> “Not yet. Slider, what happened?”
>>28134276>[X] “Not yet. Slider, what happened?” DIS SUM SRS SHIT
>>28134276> “Not yet. Slider, what happened?”>EnglandLooks like Konstantina's got another yandere competitor...our goddamn airplane
>>28134267>Tesla cannon is a sexy caseless god of war and desires a bag of chips[x] “Ok, yeah. I won't be going anywhere.”
>>28134276> "Okay, yeah. I won't be going anywhere."If I know anything about those two, it's that they tell a story better together- and she has a chance to go get Merlin now, too. Sweet of her to watch out for us.
>>28134276>[x] “Not yet. Slider, what happened?”FUCK. THIS. JET!
>>28134276[X] “Not yet. Slider, what happened?”Magic comas?
>>28134276>[x] “Not yet. Slider, what happened?”TWO WEEKS? Holy fuck.And now the shadowruns are running at full power.
>>28134276>[X] "Okay, yeah. I won't be-">[X] "Wait, WHAT?"
>>28134276> “Not yet. Slider, what happened?”Well, looks like we Gnomed ourselves into a coma.
>>28134276> “Not yet. Slider, what happened?”Two weeks?What the fuck?
>>28134276>[x] Ok, yeah. I won't be going anywhere.Sorry about the interruption, Ghost!
>>28134276>[X] “Not yet. Slider, what happened?”>5523 2634325What do the numbers mean, Captcha?!
>>28134321>Gnomed ourselves into a comathank christ we never tried to stick a magic battery or whatever into the Widow like some people wanted.
>>28134276> “Ok, yeah. I won't be going anywhere.”Get both in. Twice the fun.
>>28134276[X] “Not yet. Slider, what happened?”Two week coma after the best damn flying ever? The Tomcat isn't happy.
>>28134295>"M-may I get another radio, c-comrade? I appear to have broken this one."
>>28134276> “Not yet. Slider, what happened?”Wow, we survived all those death flags.
>>28134338Well, there were some modifications Merlin was working on, and I don't know that we ever really got the details on them.
This would never have happened if Frank was augmented.
>>28134276> “Not yet. Slider, what happened?” >>28134295
>>28134361those augs could of exploded!
>>28134361Our Hindsight is augmented.
> “Not yet. Slider, what happened?” Also, find out about Merlin.
>>28134338Wyvern.And I think Fronk's gnome power is simply the ability to overclock everything he touches.
>>28134355>>28134385I was referring to the P-61 from SWQ vanilla
>>28134385Including himself, apparently. That was nuts.
>>28134385>>28134397Don't forget breaking the laws of physics with his plane
Wonder what happened to that last Dread? Perhaps after this fight they should reclassify them as DreadFranks. We're pretty much their natural enemy, after all.
>>28134421>Wonder what happened to that last Dread?It imploded in relief when Frank left the fight.
How long until the enemy comes out with their equivalent of the Tesla Cannon?
>>28134402Well, "Gnome" kind of implies that he can break the laws of physics.
>>28134421twins probably got it
>>28134421probably gtfo.When a fighter blows 2 up and runs circles around your escort wing like nothing, you dont want to stick around.
>>28134276Oh God, imagine what would've happened if we took one of the other options when Katya told us off.She would've totally broken down.
>>28134443More interested in when the Mass Production of the Tesla Cannon starts.The Battle of Berlin is where all the NATO allies start asking the US for Tesla Cannon Toys.
>>28134459>Implying she didn't anyway
>>28134402Nah, that was Merlin. Fronk makes everything work better (for a short while), Merlin makes sure it can stay working under his influence, shield/reinforcement power, I imagine.
>>28134459Guess we definitely have to thank the ladies for their favor now. Claim it let us persevere & all that.Gotta ask Rosy about her beau too. It'd be a damn shame if such a fine Frenchman was lost to the world.
>>28134484If Jean-Luc bit it I will be very sad
I have to say...as shocking as it is that we conked out for two weeks after becoming the avatar of air combat on earth, it's nice that Slider was there to watch over us. I suspect they probably took turns, but I'll admit to having preferences
>>28134484Damn, that's right. Wonder how Jean-Luc made out in this whole mess? He saved Germany's ass right there.
>>28134484"Anyone we know die?"
>>28134503>>28134490Have some faith, he didn't have Foxtrot Six as his callsign.
Christ imagine if we'd stuck in the fight...Probably would have had to bail out
>>28134518Probably worse than that, really. We almost died as it is.
>>28134518>Probably would have had to bail outProbably would have PASSED out. At least. That'd have been great. Merlin freaks & has to trigger the ejection and we lose the Wyvern and the cannon at the least.
>>28134530the amazing part is that even after that we managed a mid-air refueling and a carrier landing
>>28134540That would have been utterly fantastic for the morale of the NATO ground units as well.
>>28134518And this, people, is why breaking the engagement is something we should do more often.
>>28134518That would be one of those 'a character is going to die' moments.
>>28134544Actually, we almost died so many times here that it's utterly inexplicable that we're not getting sent home in a coffin.
>>28134558Probably Merlin, if not Fronk too.>bailing out in the middle of a 60-plane furball>above a massive armoured land battleno thank you
>>28134561How was it Ghost described it before?>You just keep sidestepping death flags.Or something like that.
>>28134574Anon is incredibly lucky/savvy at decision-making, yes.
>>28134586Well lets hopefully keep it up
>>28134586Or ghost has been going easy on us
>>28134586Seems like we only pull it together just before certain death, though. It probably never would have gotten as bad as it did if we'd had a bit of forethought.Captcha agrees that it's been rough: was heckensh
[x] “Not yet. Slider, what happened?” You shake your head, looking around for something to drink- damn, you're thirsty. Slider hands you a clear plastic cup full of clear, sweet water. “Take it easy, Frank.” She cautions. You, of course, don't listen. She just sighs. “Of course you had to wake up on my watch.” She says, handing you a paper towel. “You spilled.” “I noticed.” You supply, somewhat sarcastically. “So what-” “We don't know for sure.” She says, sitting down at the foot of your bed. “It's- Ok, it's like this. A witch cannot draw enough energy to hurt herself. She just can't. No witch in the history of ever has been able to do it- you just, ya know, run out.” She sighs. “You and Merlin on the other hand, no one has a fucking clue. It's scaring a lot of people, Frank. Hell, we're tied up outside an old witch holding- there's a good dozen matrons in there, arguing over who gets to talk to you and Merlin first, and why Ice is being such a cunt to them.” She smiles at that. “So we.. I'm lost.” You say, scratching your head. “We drew too much power or some shit?” Slider shrugs. “I- we. We think so. We already knew Merlin was as strong as anyone anyone's ever seen before, but now the going theory is...” She looks around. “The going theory is that Merlin's amazingly powerful, and you're some kind of new gnome. Something else, something... different. An emergent talent, I guess.” She shrugs again. “You've definitely caught the eye of almost every matron ever, and they all want to talk to you as soon as you wake up.” She laughs. “Ain't gonna fuckin happen.” “So where's Merlin?” You ask, noting that one of her hands is on your shin- you don't say a damn word. 1/2
“Refused to leave the ship.” Slider says, motioning to the other bed in the room- there's no medical equipment on it, just a couple blankets and your- well, Merlin's- jacket. “She's been here ever since they cleared her to walk. She ran down to the chow hall- it was her turn.” Slider grins. “Ice lets her slack off, but Samantha's playing her like a fiddle. I make her do her fair-”“Frank!” Merlin says, dropping the trays of food- Slider just sighs again, then has to duck out of the way as Merlin scrambles up and hugs you, crying. “Oh my god Frank I'm s-so sorry...” She wails.“For what?” You ask, returning the hug. “I- I hurt us. That was me a-and I...” She says, pulling away. “That's not what Slider said.” You respond, calmly. “She said no one knows what happened. That it was probably me.”Merlin doesn't answer, she just shakes her head- either in denial of that or because she can't properly articulate a response to it. 2/3 (oops)
“So how'd we do?” You ask Slider, who's looking at the lost food sadly. “We won, if that's what you're asking. The dreadnaughts only count as one, by the way.” She says. “Rosalie is on leave, spending time with Jean Luc- he's a neat guy, I'm happy for the girl.” She smiles. “The Seventh panzer tore them a new one, and the rallied troops that had been on line were able to push them back. The guards took heavy losses, we think, and the front's been quiet since then. “What about-” You start, one arm still wrapped around Merlin. “Aliums?” Slider shrugs. “Nothing yet.” She sighs. “Now, look, as much as I'd like to keep you to myself for the rest of the day, I really have to go tell Ice.” “Thanks” You say. “Should I be scared? And was that an offer?” “Was wh- oh. Wouldn't you like to know?” She asks, turning to leave. “And I'll let your doc know to come by, too.” You can't help but laugh- Merlin looks at you like you're crazy. Two people to tell you how dumb you are. Wonderful.
>>28134741Next time on Strikers 89...
>>28134741NEXT TIMEOh wait, this ain't GuPQ...
>>28134720>emergent talentHey, didn't we hear this about Merlin, way the hell back in Thread #1?
>>28134741>dat Slider dere>dat Merlin adorablenessIt's like you know how to send me to sleep in a good mood Ghost.But>Hell, we're tied up outside an old witch holding>Britain
>>28134779... we're at Castle Barin, aren't we?
>>28134772Way too many post for BlackJack.
>>28134741Writers out there, will someone make based on the two weeks that Frank was out. Like visitors? Also Ghost if your still awake. When Ice was drunk what did she wanted to do with the plane?
>>28134786It's going to happen again, isn't it?It's like a never ending cycle.
>>28134792>visitorsin before 'my love!'
And that's it for the night!So, here's how this vacation is gonna work. I'm going to take a break from 89- we're actually at a decent point to do so, I think. WE're going to get a short- and I stress short- series- SW45. this will follow Ice's grandfolks through their part of the war. then we'll come back to 89 after that's run. I may take a week completely off in there somewhere, IDK yet. However- and i want to make this clear, because I know how this can go- I plan to come back to 89 as soon as 45 is done- again, with possibly a week's break in there somewhere. This is not a indefinite break, this isn't a "Well, i'll return to the setting sometime"- this is definite, probably... IDK. a month, maybe six weeks at the outside. maybe. probably not even that. Latest is new year's week- and again, that's the absolute latest, barring unforeseen catastrophe. But anyway, guys, you've been great, and I hope you've enjoyed so far. I look forward to another season. Till then, guys, keep an eye on the twitter for the runs of 45, (I swear I'll link them, I promise) and if you need to reach me, hit me up on the IRC- I'm almost always on. Anyway, guys, cheers, and we'll see you next week for some prop planes. I know you gents need your fix, right?
>>28134792We stopped her from doing thatI'm actually kind of tempted to write something about the AFO. Does anyone know how the USAF/USN gets their mail to the troops?
>>28134813>this will follow Ice's grandfolks through their part of the war.ooh, I thought you might do that.This was a hell of a way to cap off the season, Ghost. cheers.
>>28134827rizon, i think it is.
>>28134813You guys bummed that SW89 is taking a break? DON'T BENEW SW89 SIDE CONTENT INCOMING, FELLOW WITCHFAGS
>>28134813Oh well, at least we'll have Tanks to tide us ovHAHAHAHAHAH
>>28134813Thanks for running, as always Ghost!
>>28134813Well, that's more than planefag ever gave us.See you later Ghost!
>>28134813Looking forward to it.
>>28134809Back to where it all started.
>>28134835THE RIDE NEVER ENDS
>>28134813Aww man, now what am I going to do at work on Wednesdays until you come back? Cheers for running, get some rest you glorious bastard!
>>28134835and then there's this guy. heard he ran a quest once or twice before too, not sure. but ya know, I like people so I thought, what the hey. sure, I'll help ya, guy. haha. looking forward to it, merc.
Yeah. Friday.Keep your eyes on muh twitter, fellas. Also, good thread, buttnugget.
>>28134868You have a twitter?
>>28134868of course maus, see you next month
>>28134872He has a twitter?
>>28134868You better deliver Maus.You better deliver.
As Frank and Merlin left the room, Ice turned to Katya and Slider, a small amount of blush still on her face. “You two finish up,” she said, “I’m going to check the Intel shop.” Turning quickly she headed out of the room. Katya turned to Slider, a small frown on her face, “I thought Comrade Ice had just come from the Intel.” “That’s because she did,” said Slider, “and she’s not going to Intel.” “Oh,” replied Katya, realization dawning on her face as Slider stood up, pocketing a few loose shells as she did. “Where are you going?” she asked the departing prankster. “None of your business,” said Slider as she paused at the door, “Just like it’s none of my business where you’re going after this.” Katya immediately understood what Slider meant and nodded back. As Slider left the doorframe, Katya thought about what she needed to get as she stood and pocketed a few magazines. Heading down to her room Katya dug through her things and found what she wanted, her old cap badge. Heading back towards the deck, she ran into Slider, who simply nodded to her as they ascended. Finally making it out onto the deck, the two of them headed towards the waiting form of Frank and Merlin’s Wyvern. Unsurprisingly, Ice was standing next to it, head down and apparently torn as to whether or not she should put what appeared to be a small canvas belt into the cockpit.
>>28134835Of course I forget to post my twitter, for those of you that don't already have it.https://twitter.com/MercCommand
>>28134893So he has twitter...
>>28134888However as they approached within a few feet of her, she looked up, her face shooting red as she recognized who they were. “W-what are you two doing here?” she asked, trying and failing to put a commanding tone into her voice. “The same thing you are,” said Slider, her voice lacking its usual mirth. Turning to look at Katya and then back at Ice she asked, “So are we doing this or what?” “I wish to do so,” answered Katya, looking at both of her “rivals”, “Despite his tendencies towards recklessness, I still care for him.” Turning fully to Ice she looked her in the eye, “But I leave the final decision up to you Comrade Ice.” Looking both Katya and Slider in their eyes before lowering her own back to the ground, Ice sighed. “Fine then,” she said, looking back up at them “It’s not exactly a secret how any of us feel about him. So, let’s send him off with his favors.” All Slider and Katya nodded in response as Ice turned and climbed up the steps built into the fighter to set her belt inside. As she climbed down, Katya nodded at Slider who climbed up as Katya and Ice watched. As Slider came down, Katya finally took her turn up the side of the Wyvern. Looking in she saw Ice’s belt and a piece of lace resting on the control stick. She took her aviation badge and set it with the others, leaving no room for Frank to miss any of them. Climbing back down she nodded again to Ice and Slider and the three of them headed towards where their Strikers and weapons were waiting for him. “I think I would be quite upset if he had done this on purpose,” Katya muttered to the other two as they reached the hangar. “I think that goes for all of us,” returned Ice. “He’s still an ass-hat,” said Slider, venom completely absent from her voice. “Da Comrade Slider,” answered Katya, the small smirk on her face mirrored by Ice as they reached their equipment, “I think we can all agree on that.”
>>28134893>Jake Bishop @JakePenetrator 6 Aug>Friday. We ride on Friday.>Jake Bishop @JakePenetrator 30 Oct>Hory shet, I remembered how to sign into this. Okay so, some news. Been really, really, REALLY busy here. continued.Not exactly inspiring confidence boss.
>>28134925You'll see.You'll all see.
>>28134927You said that the last time you said you'd run.
>>28134927>suddenly, emergency tasking by special forces command>Maus in Bumfuckistan
>>28134895What is that huge pole thing? I see them sticking off of helicopters fairly frequently, but I have no idea what they do. My first guess would be some kind of high power radar, but the tip also looks like a camera lens.
>>28134993Aerial refueling probe.
>>28135004Remember squeak's stories of making shitbags take probe rides? heh. good times.
>>28135010[desire to know more intensifies]
>>28135010Now that sounds like a story
Her head hurts, her throat is sore, and her mouth still tastes of vodka. The bed underneath feels as though it's moving entirely on its own. It's possibly the worst morning ever to feel like this, but the world will not stop for Tabitha Kazanski to recover from the worst hangover she has experienced in a long time. One part of her, the part that embodies military discipline, the part that demands better of herself and those around her, berates her for drinking so heavily.The other part wants to vomit all over that side of her."God, Tabby, you were in there with her for hours." Slider is over her with a huge grin on her face. "Get up, buttercup.""rglrbrlbbbmrlrblrmrlmrlllrlrlbblll" Ice responds, as dignified as she can manage."Do you remember ANYTHING from last night?""Huuuh? Grrrbllbrlrbrbrlllll?"Slider flashes a single photo in front of Tabitha's face. It takes a moment for her eyes to focus on the picture, and she angrily wipes sleep away from them, lifting herself closer to the picture until-"HUHWHATTHEFUCK!? NOIDIDN'TTHATSNOT- RACHEL! RACHELOHMYGOD!""I didn't know you were into her like that." Slider grins before pocketing the photo. Ice swipes at her uselessly, falling out of bed and hitting the deck, hard."Rachel. I will, I PROMISE YOU, I will do unspeakably horrible things to you if you don't give me that picture right now, swear on all that I have ever, EVER held dear to me in my LIFE.""Come and get it~!" Rachel dances just out of reach of another panicked swipe from Ice, waving goodbye as she slips out of their shared quarters. Ice tries to pursue, but falls face first into the ground instead, another wave of dizziness and nausea striking her."Oh God," she moans. Rachel leans back into the room a moment later."By the way: he's coming home. Today, a few hours from now, even."Ice's panic intensifies.
>>28135010Yes. And they always deserve the probe ride. ALWAYS.
>>28135050What, do they tie some poor sap to the pole or something?
>>28135073Duct tape. Then they had a pilot do some go-arounds, iirc.
>>28135084Well, maus, since you're in the armed forces, quick query for you: How do you get your mail overseas?
>>28135084Sounds about right, yeah. Also taught one of their officer's kids the difference between 'boy' and 'girl'' choppers- one with and without the probe, respectively. Apparently didn't pan out so well when the kid saw a MH-47 and said "daddy, it's a boy!" while pointing
>>28135096How do you mean?
>>28135137Do you guys have like a base post office that you can use to send snail mail back to your folks and they route it through USPS or something different? And what happens to mail that can't get delivered?
>>28135157Yeah, there was like, a base office we had to turn mail into that we wanted to send. It eventually goes into the postal service I think, but I'm not sure how. as for stuff that can't get delivered, it prolly gets returned to sender. IDK, never had an issue with mail, to be honest.
>>28135212Thanks, looks like I'm going to have to wing it and make some shit up.
>>28135043Breakfast is finished in the mess, but that doesn't matter to Ice. She could eat later. Rachel would bitch about that, good friend that she was. Ice was used to it. There is absolutely no way she would entertain the possibility of allowing anyone else to see her in this state. Especially not the younger witches! Goose is still impressionable, and Maverick didn't need any more excuses to go nuts than to see her CO suffering a hangover. And poor Merlin, Ice had to be ready to support her, assist her while she dealt with Frank being gone.The Icelady was supposed to be better than this. Christ, what was she thinking?"You weren't Tabitha, you weren't thinking at ALL," she snarls to herself, quickly preparing to sit under a cold shower until the world stopped spinning around her. That she'd managed to get to it without falling over her own feet was impressive.Steam already comes from one of the other stalls, another witch had similar ideas to Ice, and the singing in Russian gives away who that is.'Just go, just get in the shower, she won't see me if I'm inside my own stall, just go just go just go.'The door suddenly is flung wide open, giving Tabitha Kazanski a long eye-full of the competition. The song Katya Litvyak was singing is strangled in her throat as she stares back, frozen mid-pirouette, apparently having been very into her private performance."You-" Katya blushes hard."I-" Ice starts.The door slams shut, and Ice all but sprints into the next open stall, turns on the water as cold as it can get, and hits her head against the wall for the next five minutes.Other than the sore spot on her forehead, it's a very refreshing shower.
>>28135263Her stomach is bothering her, grumbling loud enough that she can hear it over the running water, but Ice internally waves that away. She could grab a snack later, she was sure.Katya, for her part, remains in her own stall, humming awkwardly to herself."U-um." Ice starts again. "So, I'd like to apologize.""S-So would I," Katya answers. "I believe I called you a coward for trying to stop after the first bottle, and you, ah, rose to the occasion.""I don't even remember that-" Ice starts, about to laugh until she runs the sentence through her head again. "First bottle?!""Yes, ma'am.""How many?""Only two. We did...manage to finish both."Ice hits her head against the wall again. "What is wrong with me?""A hangover, perhaps?" Katya replies sheepishly.The disciplined side of Ice rages yet again, and she's conscious enough right now that what it has to say embarrasses her enough to flush a bright red in the privacy of the stall. How dare she even THINK of drinking so heavily! What would the Captain say? Her family?In her minds eye, she could even see Frank, shaking her head in disapproval of her. In the back of her mind, she knows it's not necessarily logical to think that he'd be disappointed in her for one indiscretion. She still feels that she should be a better officer than this.'When the hell did he become the professional one?'She could remember how different he was when he first came to Spellcaster. Remembered hating him. Remembered the private rants she'd unleashed on poor Rachel about how the guy was going to get her girls killed. Hell, she'd never even felt close to as much distrust even towards Katya.She could recount, perfectly, how he'd changed her impression of him, to respect, and to something much more.She remembered watching him die in front of her, and remembered watching him take off his helmet in that hangar. She badly wants to cry all of the sudden, but cannot allow herself to do so.
>>28135471Katya had left well before Ice managed to finish cleaning up, which suits her just fine. On top of being taller and prettier, as far as Ice is concerned, she's graceful, knows that she is, and apparently is a hell of a singer. Damnit, damnit, damnit.Being alone allows Ice to take time to collect her thoughts: 'He's really coming back. He's okay. No, no crying. Calm down. Deep breath.God I'm hungry.'She's just about finished dressing when Katya suddenly walks back into the locker room, a pair of breakfast bars in hand."Slider and I insist, ma'am." She smiles and waves the food in front of her CO. Ice is about to answer calmly that she'd very much appreciate it, but another rumble of the stomach fills the air."Tabby or Tabitha are fine and thank you andcanIhavethatnow?"They sit together on a bench near their lockers, and tear into the breakfast bars. Ice tries to eat slowly and politely, but hunger bids her to inhale it while she stares at Katya and tries to think of something to say. She's certain it's weird, and probably a little bit creepy."Mmf," Ice says."Mhmm." Katya agrees, giggling at Ice's expression.After finishing the meal, Ice takes in a deep breath, steeling herself. Katya shrinks back slightly, in anticipation."Okay, I don't remember anything we said last night. At all. All we have are photos THAT CAN NEVER EVER EVER EVER BE ALLOWED TO BE SEEN OUTSIDE OF YOU, ME AND SLIDER.""Completely understood. You are a very bad kisser while drunk.""That that that is not a subject we are discussing," Ice almost shouts. Katya's grin is too reminiscent of Rachel for her liking, and her mind scrambles to find a way to get the Soviet off balance."In vino veritas, comrade Ice. You said many things I don't think you would say otherwise.""That's what I'm afraid of!""It is nothing to be embarrassed about.""It might be depending on how I said it!"
>New SW89 side quest stuff>By Merc Command>First significant thing that happens is us overhearing some flight deck guys talk about how that crazy bastard WarHound has shacked up with his squad mate Maverick
>>28136184I wouldn't mind. Mav needs more love.
>>28135774Hornet, coming through as always.
>>28136184>>28136220>Merc Commands twitter feed>The rampant waifuing was clearly ruining strikers 89 and it was obvious it need to be stopped>And after a quick reread of the quest I don't find there to really be any waifuing for the 3 "main" girls>So I think Frank falling back on his relationship with Mav makes perfect sense
>>28136240Well how could he not is the real question here.
>>28136184>>28136240You're being rude, there's no way that anything like that can happen.Nobody's been wounded recently so there's nobody for Merc to "develop" into asking us out, and if nobody asks us out, there's no tie for Merc to break himself. Duh.
>>28135774"You only said the truth.""Not helping, Katya.""You are in love with Frank Bishop." Ice's jaw drops open silently, unable to formulate a response beyond a squeak of embarrassment. "You want him, and you hope that he wants you, more than he wants anyone else, despite the appearances you've tried to maintain. Not very different from myself, I've come to accept."Katya is starting to understand why Slider plays the games of blackmail that she does, and Ice is avidly aware that this is the case. She prepares to deny everything vehemently......and instead, she sighs and nods her head sadly."I'm sorry I did what I did to you last night, and if I said anything wrong, I'm sorry about that too," Tabitha's voice is raw with emotion, once again holding back that urge to break down in front of her squadmate. "Ever since he left on this James Bond-inspired bullshit adventure, I've had time to think, you know? Did I also tell you how much I hated him when he first came to us? Him and his old RIO? I hated those two...MEN. God. And I'm pretty sure he hated me. Maybe he still does. Maybe he's just fucking with me because he's getting back at at me for being The Ice Queen of the Pacific. You know that's what Maverick used to call me right? What they all called me? Even Slider. Even she gave up on trying to change me.You know who didn't? Frank Bishop. So when he was t-t-taken from us I-I don't even wanna talk about that, I just know that he's changed me, changed us all for the better. I really, really believe that. Merlin's the most powerful witch, maybe ever, and Frank has helped her realize this. He's rescued you. He's big brother to Mav and Goose. He doesn't treat Rachel like garbage. He's taught me what's really important to focus on as a commanding officer, though I admit I'm a work in progress but aren't we fucking all!"'Goddamnit,' Tabitha Kazanski thinks to herself, 'I told myself I wouldn't cry.'
Holy shit just woke up. That's how you end a thread/ I guess "season", bit late but good run always Ghost!
>>28136369"A-and what have I done in return for everything he's done for us?" Tabitha wails, standing from the bench and punching her locker door angrily. "I've g-gone behind his back, behind Rachel's, yours, EVERYBODY'S, and I've t-talked to some matrons about his and Merlin's talents! Good job, Commander, you might be sending this cute and stupid pilot you like off to be a lab rat, the sort of thing a certain Soviet witch you know was afraid of happening to him a couple days ago! Maybe she'll forgive you if the nice American matrons are the ones having their way with him!"Katya waits until she is certain that Ice has finished venting before guiding her back to a seat. She finds herself hugging the younger witch."Yeah, I guess I am kinda sorta into the guy." Ice manages to joke, still sobbing heavily.Katya insists that things are okay. Neither one really believes that.-Her shirt is cleanly pressed, medals in place exactly where they should be. Tabitha Kazanski is a model witch and naval officer once more. She stands on the deck of the Sara next to Brigette, one of the new arrivals from before Frank's little excursion. Katya did not want to be there. Ice insisted, but...It feels like she's waited for hours in this very spot for Frank to come home. The Greyhound's landing almost startles her.He stands next to the mishapen transport. Cocksure grin plastered on his face, his eyes immediately meet hers. It's like he knew she'd be waiting for him. Christ, what an asshole.“Ah, de baron hisself do be returnin' from is trip, do he?” Brigette says, stifling a laugh and turning to look at Ice. “I'll be 'handlin our kit, you deal wit him, deal?”Ice looks over at her. “I guess, since you asked so nicely.”'Sorry, Frank.'
>>28136564i go to bed as this thread was made, i get up and i find this. man i needed this! yesterday was a bitch and half, but this sure makes up a lot for it. thanks guys! keep it up.
>>28136564Seeing Ice like this is a little sad....
>>28137574He did say he was going to do feels. It is sad.