The sound of cicadas and crickets fills your ears as you run down the path. The knee high grass whips at your exposed legs, and you can feel the soft soil, wet from the midnight dew, sticking to the bottom of your feet. The pale moonlight is just barely enough to see by, giving the tall trees a fuzzy, indistinct appearance. You can hear the sound of running water just beyond the tree-line, beyond the reach of the soft light. You were heading to the stream, weren't you? You look to your hand and see a stick with a bit of string tied to it. Right, you were going to the steam to fish. You push past the shrugs and tall blades of green and step out onto the side of the brook. Small, smooth pebbles line the bottom of the water, and larger sharp rocks border it on either side. Even in the moonlight, the stream is so clear that you can make out each and every fish taking a swim. You take a seat on the rocks, putting your feet into the stream, and set up your rod. Today, the bait is fresh grasshoppers, caught just this morning. You throw the line out and prop your rod up with a few stones. Now you just have to wait. You take a deep breath and take in the night air. No cares, no worries. If only you could stay this way forever.You hear a small splash and see another line join your own in the brook. A small set of feet takes their place in the stream besides yours. Looks like they finally got here. You were worried they forgot about it. You turn to greet your companion and--
>>30156742You feel a tug on your blazer. You open your eyes to find yourself in the same, neat Tea Room at Yamada Girl's Prep. The sun has gone down since you decided to take a nap on the warm, inviting table and now only moonlight illuminates the room. You turn to the tugging behind you to see Claire, your appointed babysitter, pulling at the tail of your coat. Though her face is as stone cold as ever, the way she pulls at you indicates a sense of urgency. Not that you'd need any help figuring that out, you can practically smell the fear from her sweat. Her eyes aren't looking at you, and she seems to be refusing to speak, or even breath at the moment. You follow her gaze to see a young girl sitting opposite you at the table.Or rather, she would have been a young girl. Her long black hair hangs over her face, the small glimpses you catch of her eyes reveal them to be sunken in and bloodshot, her uniform is tattered and dirty, and she smells of earth and soil. One detail in particular stands out to you: She has no heartbeat. Normally, when you're this close, you have to intentionally ignore the beating hearts of other people, but your recent awakening has made you drop your guard for a few short moments. So...this must be the ghost of Yamada's Tea Room. The ghost lifts up a cup of warm tea and takes a drink. She gestures to the pot of steaming tea beside her and back to you. You think she's offering to serve you a drink.>Take the drink and carefully observe the ghost.>Decline the drink and start asking questions>Try to get Claire to calm down before you do anything else.
>>30156767>>Decline the drink and start asking questions
>>30156742[ Twitter is here https://twitter.com/DXR27291052Setting document is here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rqpLh08K6gZ2EgxGs3oxAzWeh7ZsuSGlKC2sk755928/Archive listings are here http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Double%20Cross%20QuestAs usual, we're going to give this first prompt a little longer than usual, to make sure everyone makes it here on time.]
>>30156767>>Try to get Claire to calm down before you do anything else.
>>30156767>Take the drink and carefully observe the ghost.If tea does not smell objectionable, go ahead.
>>30156767> Drink teaLets not be rude.
>>30156767>Take the drink and carefully observe the ghost.
>>30156767>Decline the drink and start asking questionsClaire's a professional, she can handle this.Meanwhile, we can get valuable intelligence from this spirit. We'll probably have to shout though, as it won't have ears.
>>30156767>Take the drink and carefully observe the ghost.BE POLITE.
>>30156767>>Decline the drink and start asking questionsNo filthy ghost tea please
>>30156767>Take the drink and carefully observe the ghost.but NEVER actually get around to taking the first sip
>>30156767>Take the drink and carefully observe the ghost.Nothing unusual about drinking tea in the tea room.
Who the fuck are all these ghost tea lovers?
>>30157126Don't underestimate the appeal of hot tea and dead girls.
>>30157145It's more the tea than the girl. Right after waking people are usually thirsty and what do you know there's tea right there.
>>30157126Probably the same fools who ruined our chances at getting Rin on our side.Seriously, what is it with you humans and your attempted rape?
>>30157126When someone offers you a beverage you generally accept it, we're being polite. And hey, free tea. Though we should smell it first, make sure it's not poison.
>>30157226It's also tea from a fucking ghost. You're an idiot if you drink that kind of shit. And Captain is not an idiot. For the most part.
>>30157270hence why I said >>30157015be polite, but not foolish
>>30157270That's the great thing about the monster physiology. No more worries about what goes into the stomach.
>>30157204Whoa, whoa, whoa. Claire's the attempted rapist, not us. We just THREATENED her with rape. Totally different.
>>30157270We are also a superhuman Chimaera. We can sense if it is off, and the only thing that would be scary to ingest is like... Solaris bile, and maybe high concentrations of renegade material, if that increases our encroachment score.
>>30157313she's not a rapist. she just wants us to know how she feels about us, and she only knows one way to express that.WHY WON'T YOU LET HER WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY
>>30157313Exactly.How are you gonna get her respect if you only have "threats" and "attempts"?Really, it's a wonder you guys have got this far with how badly you've been acting.
>>30157370>she's not a rapist.No, just an attempted rapist.If Captain had followed through on her "tie Rin up and offer her to the Captain" plan, she would legally be a rapist, given that Rin was obviously not consenting.
>>30157383Global Rule #13: Do not use avatars or attach signatures to your posts.
>>30157433eh, it's wheatly. not like anyone takes him seriously and he limits himself to specific quests
>>30157464If you make an exception for one, you make an exception for all.
>>30157480Or you could just ignore him and move on, not getting stuck on your autism on the way.
>>30156767You just woke up so you're feeling a little thirsty. You nod to the newcomer, who gets up from her seat to fetch you a cup from the cabinets. Though the long skirt of Yamada Girl's Prep doesn't show off much of her legs, you can see old bruises and dried blood on her calves. After a moment, she returns and pours you your cup of tea and holds out the cup for you. You take it from her, giving it a cursory sniff. Well, it smells fine to you. You take a small sip to start with and give yourself a few seconds to process it. It's normal green tea in every way you can think of. Feeling less paranoid, you take a big gulp of the drink, finishing it off in one go. You place the empty cup down on the table, feeling a little better. The 'ghost' covers her mouth and appears to giggle, though you don't hear her take any breaths and she doesn't make a single sound. She pushes a bowl full of rice crackers towards you before she pours you another cup. You grab a cracker, again inspecting it, before taking a bite. Like the tea, it seems perfectly normal and was likely in the room before you even got here. You attempt to drink your second cup in a more dignified fashion while you observe your host more closely.After two or three more cups, you think you have a better idea of this creature. She doesn't appear to be violent or dangerous. In fact, it looks like she derives a great deal of enjoyment out of serving drinks and offering snacks. Your host appears incapable of vocalization, though, and hasn't responded to anything you've said. A cup and cracker sits on the table for Claire, but Claire has remained urgently attempting to get your attention since you woke up. The ghost keeps looking at Claire with a disappointed face, but hasn't pushed the subject. Maybe you could learn more if Claire would participate too...>Try to converse with the ghost with pen and paper>Get Claire to play along>This ghost isn't dangerous. You can leave it alone.
>>30157574>Try to converse with the ghost with pen and paper
>>30157574>Get Claire to play alongGet the ghost happy.Also, stop pushing Claire off stairs and windows. It domestic abuse.
>>30157370Yeah, shit like what you spoilered is kind of the reason why, anon...
>>30157574>Try to converse with the ghost with pen and paperMaybe she can work as a scarecrow for Claire if she starts haunting the Captain?
>>30157574>>Try to converse with the ghost with pen and paper
>>30157574>This ghost isn't dangerous. You can leave it alone.We've wasted too much time on a harmless ghost.Let's go investigate elsewhere.
>>30157574>try to converse with the ghost with pen and paper>if she comments on Claire just shrug and lament that she's a coffee person, and her wincing and whining while drinking tea would probably be more rude than whatever she's doing that we're pointed ly ignoring because she's no doubt inadvertently trying to cause trouble.
>>30157574>Get Claire to play alongoffer to Hold her hand
>>30157622And the thousands upon thousands of attempts to grope our fur isn't a form of sexual abuse. Nope. Just like the guy who voiced Elmo was completely innocent.>>30157574>Try to converse with the ghost with pen and paper
>>30157678She's a pervert, but is she *that* perverted?
>>30157765No. She's just into bondage and rapeplay, not that sick shit.
>>30157824We gotta push back sometime, anon.
>>30157900Yes, let's try escalating things, surely we can find some perversion she's not into, right? Nothing could possibly go wrong.
>>30157900We push back by constantly telling her that we don't want any of her shit. Also we shove her into tables and out windows.
>>30158034she appears to enjoy that and covers it up for us.>>30158026Damn straight. Worst Case scenario it short-circuits her for a bit and we can get at least a little peace and quiet
>>30158079>Worst Case scenario it short-circuits her for a bit and we can get at least a little peace and quiet...that is not even close to the worst case scenario, anon.
I would like it to be known that I am against this plan.
>>30158026Brilliant!So, uh.. When do we start?
>>30158079Worst case? That's the best case! Worst case, it's completely ineffective and she thinks we have that particular fetish, thus setting up for similar shenanigans.
>>30158104No one cares.
>>30158184Tickle attack time?
>>30158204We just have to tell her we have the ultimate in unappealing fetishes:Being told that our partner has a headache and then quietly jerking off alone.
>>30158243But she already thinks tats our thing. That's why she's been working so diligently to broaden our horizons. So our fetishes won't tick her off so much.
>>30157574You bat away Claire's hand and tell her to get you some writing materials. Claire wordlessly reaches into her pack with a shaky hand and retrieves the items. You slide them over the table to the ghost and start to ask her some questions. You know that one of the places you were supposed to inspect today was the Archery Range. You weren't given much information on this, however, and you hope that your new acquaintance might shed some light on the situation. The ghost nods at you then begins scrawling on the paper.While she's doing that, you figure you should scold Claire a bit. Even if she's a little more feminine when she's reserved like this, she needs to be able to stay helpful to you. "...Are you saying you like to see my frightened appearance."No, you didn't say anything like that. "No, no, it's fine," Claire takes a few shaky breaths, "I should have prepared myself for this kind of situation play."You would like to strongly object to Claire's interpretation of your statement, but you're cut off by the ghost returning the sheet of paper to you. ...What? It's in Japanese. You can't read this."At the Archery Range, a boy and a girl meet under the tree every midnight. I don't get what they're talking about, but it seemed important."You look to Claire, who tilts her head to the side at you."I am fluent in most languages."...Then why doesn't she ever understand you?--You're outside the door for the Archery Range. It's about half an hour away from midnight, and you're not sure if you want to head in yet. Claire, who is back to her usual self, waits patiently next to you. As usual, she hasn't offered any advice on what to do next, so it's up to you to figure out a plan.>Hide inside the Archery Range itself and wait for them to show up.>Wait outside the Archery Range and follow these mystery people in.>Try to listen in from outside the Archery Range when it is time.
>>30158278>Hide inside the Archery Range itself and wait for them to show up.
>>30158104Let it be known that I would prefer forcing her to choose between shooting us dead and staying with the UGE. While I do like being Cap'tn, getting Clare to flip out and go apeshit would be a nice consolation prize.
>>30158278>>Wait outside the Archery Range and follow these mystery people in.
>>30158278>otherObserve from the roof like a sneaky ninja
>>30158278>Try to listen in from outside the Archery Range when it is time.Make use of those senses.
>>30158278>>Try to listen in from outside the Archery Range when it is time.Priority one, hear them, luckily we have superhuman hearing. If visual identification proves valuable, Claire has superhuman vision. No need to move to a position more likely to blow the op.
>>30158318Dude. What the fuck is up with you?Why you got this hate for Claire? Can't you just talk like normal people?She will shot us in the head and the game be over.Or we go completely OOC and go with fucking terrorist that brainwash.
>>30158278>>Try to listen in from outside the Archery Range when it is time.
>>30158278>Wait outside the Archery Range and follow these mystery people in.With our stealth, it should be no problem.
>>30158318Shit. That should read> between shooting us and staying with the UGE, and not shooting us and betraying them.My bad.
>>30158362No. No we cannot. She isn't normal, so being abnormal is the only way we can make her miserable.
>>30158393>>30158459Why you want to make her miserable?Dont you remember the whole terrorist bombing fucking bleachers and the tar shit?The whole girl who brother is used as a hostage?Also, the UGE isn't gonna like what we are doing to claire.If they find out, we get put in Jail for Overed.Or shot dead.
>>30158459I would rather not be actively malicious though.Seriously, we just need to sit down and talk about boundries
>>30158459Wouldn't that make her happy?
>>30158514Yep.Just sit down with her. If she can respect the boundries, then cap might not do all that shit.Heck, the Cap might go out with her just to make sure she doesn't do that creepy shit anymore.
>>30158459>giving in to the madnessI fail to see how this is a good idea
>>30158536>Heck, the Cap might go out with her just to make sure she doesn't do that creepy shit anymore.No, he wouldn't.
>>30158514And make sure she follows them.What if she doesn't though?
>>30158558>some date>her not collecting cap semen or doing shit to him sleepingThat be a worthy sacrifice for Cap to not deal with that creepy shit.
>>30158558maybe A pity date but not steady
>>30158511>Also, the UGE isn't gonna like what we are doing to claire.They aren't going to give a shit, for the same reason that they don't give a shit about Claire's recent attempted rape.Because it's a comedy, lighten the fuck up.
>>30158576Cap wouldn't date her. End of story. YOU just want to date her for some reason. Probably a stupid one.
>>30158574She gets punished.As in COMPLETELY IGNORED.For one week.Next time, 2 week.third time, A month.>>30158578This.>>30158582You say that until the UGE finds out. Besides, Claire doesn't support Rape. read the google doc.
>>30158582>it's a comedy, lighten the fuck up.quoted for truth. I propose a new topicCan we convince the ghost to accompany us home expressly for the purpose of scaring the shit out of Claire?
>>30158582So what you're saying is that we should blame Japan?I'm ok with that.
>>30158622>Claire doesn't support RapeOkay, act as an objective, unbiased, real world observer for a moment. Pretend the author is dead.Look at the scene where the Captain arrives upon Claire and Rin tied up. Is there any possible way a reasonable person could interpret that particular series of events so that Claire was not trying to get the Captain to rape Rin? I don't fucking think so.
Huh, for some reason I'm enjoying the mindless chatter between game posts much more than usual. Not really sure what the difference is tonight, but it's nice.
>>30158626This amuses me. Should we try to do that anyways, since she is most likely a renegade phenomena?
>>30158622>She gets punished.>As in COMPLETELY IGNORED.Won't that just force her to become even more obnoxious, in order to get our attention?
>>30158699We are on opposite sides of the spectrum, you and I.
>>30158714Na I think we should exorcise it
>>30158714I am completely ok with that. We need some space from Clare, and she needs some human contact.
>>30158771I thought she was described as thin? why would she need exercise?
>>30158626I like the way you think Anon, let's give Chief her contact info and tell her the tea's excellent. We could use a zombie tea mistress back at headquarters.
>>30158714>This would cause Claire to distance herself away from us>Or discontinue her shitty advances and "humor"I like it
>>30158714>>30158550"So Claire, whats the UGN policy on ghosts? Should I ask her to move in too? She's very polite, I bet she'd be a better guest than the others I've picked up."
>>30158804Gotta build up some muscle so she looks less anorexic I think. She needs to fallout her curves with giving up her health.
>>30158626We should convince the ghost girl to become our observer instead of Claire
>>30158869I think she probably would end up getting vetted the same way we are, so Claire would end up observing us both (and hiding behind us the entire time).
>>30158903Yeah but ghosty would scare Claire making her a lot less annoyingGood idea either way
>>30158869not likely I think. Claire actually has history with the UGN, ghost does not>>30158903I find this image funny as hell
>>30158869We should convince the ghost girl to become Claire
>>30158278You decide to take the safest option, and wait outside the room. You and Claire take up positions outside the room. Claire decides to help, for a change, by turning her book back into a large cardboard box. She drops the box over your head and tells you to huddle down next to the door. You're not quite so sure this is a good hiding place, but Claire hushes you as the sound of footsteps fills your ears.The person is small. With dainty feet. Wearing flats. There's a flutter of a skirt. Probably a student from this school? They slide the door next to you open and walk into the room without paying you and your box any attention. You feel the heat from Claire's breath and nearly jump. Is there any reason why she needs to be this close?"...The thought of being discovered is exciting, yes? I wasn't ready before but perhaps I can understand the appeal of exhibition."You flick Claire on the forehead.You and Claire wait for several more minutes but nobody else comes down the hallway. You begin to wonder if that ghost really knew what she was talking about, or if she somehow misunderstood you. However, you do start to hear the girl outside begin to speak."Yeah, it's me. What? You couldn't tell? Maybe I'm getting better at this. Yeah, they found the blacktop. Haven't done anything about it, but there's no way they're going to let it slide. You better make sure you've got a backup plan. ...No, I won't go out with you. Don't forget who I am just because I look like this... Hearing that from you is kind of disgusting.">Wait for the conversation to finish>Confront them.
>>30158931>Wait for the conversation to finish
>>30158931>>Wait for the conversation to finish
>>30158931>Confront themIt's time to blow this case wide open!
>>30158931>confront themSTOP RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL SCUM!
>>30158931>Confront them.If possible sneak up and hold them up.
>>30158931>confront themwe should get claire to make us a gun whose feed mechanism is shaped like an infinity sign
Can Exiles make themselves look like totally different people?
>>30159031I get that reference
>inb4 the "girl" is a painfully obvious crossdressing Diablos
>>30159088Nigga, Exiles can implant themselves INTO other people and the other person won't notice.
>writingThis is a big one. Or I think it will anyway. Please be patient while I shout at myself attempting to get this right.
>>30159150Do whatcha gotta do OP, we'll wait. Probably impatiently, but that's more a compliment to your work than anything else.
>>30159088>>30159119>you realise that, at any point, he could just choose to look like a girl by using simple exile powers>but he doesn't because it takes away from "the thrill">this is the monster we are dealing with
How do we go about getting the ghost as a maid?
>>30159364Don't know, but hopefully we can make it happen.
>>30159364If this doesn't end with us waking up from unconsciousness under Shining Void's care, we should go back to the tea room and try to get to know her better. Maybe she won't want to or can't leave or something. Otherwise ask if the Chief.
>>30159439>maybe she won't/can't leave the roomThere are ways around that you know
>>30158931You decide to wait for this conversation to finish, focusing your senses as best as you can. Once more, you detect that same void of presence that was there when you were eavesdropping on Rin. A voice finally makes itself clear as you put your full effort into listening."Can you blame me? Our organization isn't exactly brimming with available or sane women. I'd be willing to experiment a little with you.""Shut up and stay focused. They still haven't found anything in the playing fields or on the tracks, so we don't need to completely scrap the plan. Just make sure you do your job and fix your screwup on the blacktop. You've utterly failed to produce results for three years now, but I don't think I need to remind you of that.""Y-yes. Sorry about my performance. I'll put everything I have into this.""You had better. If you fail again, I'll personally make sure that you'll never fail us again. When I come for you, it won't matter if you're in your stupid territory.""Yes, ma'am. Absolutely, ma'am.""Good. Don't forget: I own you."
>>30159532The presence vanishes, and you hear the girl slide open the door, then briskly walk down the hallway. You notice a smell of blood on the figure, and...cherry scented shampoo? Really? You wait until the girl is beyond detection before leaving the safety of your cardboard box. "It appears that False Hearts has been using this location as meeting grounds."Thank you for the obvious, Claire. This trip hasn't been too productive. You know there's something to look for on the fields and track, and the ghost has let you know that your mystery terrorist is male, but aside from that..."I agree. At the very least, they are unaware of our surveillance. It seems like they will be changing their plans somewhat in the future. We may have to step up our investigation."Claire is right. You don't want to admit it, but you might have to work harder these next few days. Checking the time, Lunatic High should be done with her decoding by now. But you could always save that for tomorrow and just go to bed tonight. >Get those decoded papers.>Turn in for the night.>Report the ghost to the Chief.
>>30159439Actually, quick question. Can we survive having our heart cut out? Because I feel like Dead girl's missing hers and she might not stay as dead if she had a working replacement.
>>30159551>Get those decoded papers.
>>30159556>/tg/ makes a plan
I wonder what we'd do if we were to play out some downtime. No objectives, just an opportunity to do the things we talk about doing while we wait for updates. Would we try to patch things up with lightning girl? Would we sit down and have a talk about reasonable behavior with Claire? Would we make friends with the tea ghost? Or would we just sort of fumble about and lose momentum?
>>30159551>>Get those decoded papers.>>30159556>imretarded?.gif
>>30159556>head_of_vecna.jpeg>>30159551>report the ghostAnd make sure to mention she makes great tea
>>30159551See if ghost-chan is still around. Ask her name this time.
>>30159551Report the Ghost /and the details of the conversation we just overheard/ to Chief.
>>30159551Go talk to the ghost again.
>>30159551>Turn in for the nightWe've had a long day, and need some rest.Tomorrow we can get started on >>30159556
>>30159551>Turn in for the night.The ghost isn't hurting anybody.
>>30159551>Report the ghost to the Chief.
>>30159551>>Report the ghost to the Chief.
>>30159532>"Can you blame me? Our organization isn't exactly brimming with available or sane women..."I wonder if Claire's playing on both teams?
>>30159532>Our organization isn't exactly brimming with available or sane women.Well fuck, there goes that backup plan
>>30159753and then suddenly silence
>>30159551You decide to report your findings, and this ghost, to the Chief. You head back to the tea room. Claire still seems less than eager to enter, but walks the whole way into the room this time. Her knees are shaking, but she's managed to not run away. The ghost sits at the table, slowly and elegantly drinking a cup of tea. You take this time to call the Chief."...Wild Card? What do you want at this hour?"You tell the Chief that you need to see her as soon as possible. You've got something you just can't handle on your own, and need her help to take care of it."W-what? Don't you have Claire for that, you beast? Or...or are you like Lido and you need more than one woman to satisfy yourself?"Wait, what?"This is improper! Indecent! How dare you ask me to do such a thing? You should at least try to set a mood instead of calling me in the middle of the night! Or, wait, is this one of those, you know, behind calls?"You don't know what the Chief is talking about. You tell her what you've learned about the situation here, and also inform her of the tea serving ghost."...Oh. I see. How foolish of me," There is a palpable silence. "W-Well, I'll send some servants over to pick this ghost up. It sounds like a Renegade Being has taken the shape of a former student or something like that..."
>>30159947You wait on the line for almost a minute, but the conversation stops cold. Is the Chief going to say anything else or just leave you hanging?"Yes, well, goodnight!"The call ends abruptly. You sigh and shake your head. The Chief is almost as bad as Claire is sometimes. You look over to Claire, who is still shivering in fear from the ghost. You're not sure if it's a good idea, but you ask if she's alright."...I am still frightened terribly, but right now I am a little disappointed."Disappointed?"Yes. Had I a more full bladder, we could have experimented in some loss of bodily fun-"You grab and pinch her cheek before she can finish. You've already had enough of this for one day. You intend to return home and sleep this crazy day off ASAP.--((Small break. Small RL issue came up.))
>>30159962That's just nasty.
>>30159947Next time we speak to the Chief."So am I take take your statements on the phone to mean that you condone Claire's attitude? I had been considering requesting a formal reprimand."Plus, with completely flat affect, "And the term you were looking for is 'booty call.'"
>>30160153This. But without the booty call comment.
Problem resolved! Thankfully, it didn't take as long as I thought it would.
>>30160153Are you sure you want the answer to that question?
>>30160263Nope. It's already been heavily implied that Claire's behavior is condoned and our reciprocation is expected. I'd rather not dwell more on that fact than necessary.
Alright, got my act back together now let's get going again. Sorry for the late night and slower responses than usual.>Writing
>>30160309It happens, don't sweat it. We're still here having fun, and hopefully now that things are resolved that's the same on your end. Don't worry about speed, just relax and enjoy yourself.
>>30159962It seems this ghost is not only good at preparing green tea, but black tea as well. You're sitting in the Student Council Office, sharing a cup of tea with the Chief. The ghost has prepared the both of you a pot of the Chief's favorite blend, and is waiting on the both of you silently and patiently. The Chief's bizarre taste in uniforms shows through again, as the girl has been put in what you guess to be a maid's uniform. Furthermore, it looks like she's been cleaned up for the most part, removing the smell of dirt and fresh soil and replacing it with a faint perfume. She's still missing a heartbeat, and her pallor isn't going away any time soon, but you suppose there's nothing to be done about that.The Chief seems a little off balance today, not bothering to tidy up her papers over and over again like usual She can't still be worrying about that awkward phone call, can she? Eventually, she decides to stop ignoring you for small tasks and addresses you firmly. You resist an instinctual urge to bow your head as she straightens up; the Chief's charisma is no joke."So, you've been doing a fine job so far on this case. I'd like to thank you for all the brilliant volunteer work you've been doing. So...thank you."The Chief smiles at you. Ah, it's too bright. You can't look at it directly or you'll feel you'll go blind. You're not sure you like the scornful Chief, but this isn't really any better."Putting that aside, I'd like to offer you, once more, the opportunity to join our organization. There would be many benefits to you, such as an increase in your welfare payments, reduced medical bills, as well as more clearance on otherwise classified topics. What do you say, have you changed your mind?">Give in and join the UGN.>Refuse once more.
>>30160538"How much time am I getting of for this?"
>>30160538>>Refuse once more.Get outta here with that shit
>>30160538>Refuse once more.
>>30160538"The tea makes it tempting, but it's too much work."
>>30160538>Refuse once more.They have given no reason to join. If anything they have just reinforced why joining is a bad idea.
>>30160538Of course you're not going to join. Why would you want to join an organization full of perverts led by a softcore porn-loving vampire?You swear you can feel the temperature in the room drop sharply. The Chief's smiling expression doesn't change, but you feel an immense pressure emanating from her person. "..I..I see."She puts her cup down on the table sharply, and the tea nearly spills over. She reaches into her desk and pulls out some paperwork. She looks at it with a terse face, then throws the papers into the trash beside her. Finished with this disposal, she snatches up her tea and downs it in a single go, then picks up a scone from a basket nearby and begins to stuff her face with it. Looking closely, don't her teeth look a bit different..? It seems you looked too closely, because the Chief turns her attention back to you and puts the food down."...You still have work to do, yes? What are you going to do today?">Start combing the track and fields for those traps>Pick up those papers from Lunatic High>Finally visit Mary Magdalene's. [Day 4 begins now. You only have two days until the meet.]
>>30160816>Looking closely, don't her teeth look a bit differentThe fuck? Is she the old woman that Pennywise was impersonating?>Start combing the track and fields for those traps
>>30160844>>30160816NOTHING THAT WAS MENTIONED LAST NIGHT. Leave them alone until the last second so not to alert them to our knowledge of those particular traps.
>>30160816>Finally visit Mary Magdalene's.
>>30160844>The fuck? Is she the old woman that Pennywise was impersonating?Remember she has a taste for blood?She's a vamp, they're probably elongated canines.
>>30160816>Finally visit...Probably should get that out of the way soon.
>>30160816>Pick up those papers from Lunatic HighThey might be important.
>>30160870But...Yeah, I guess your right. Threw me for a loop because that's not a usual vampire thing.
>>30160816>>Finally visit Mary Magdalene's.
>>30160816>>Pick up those papers from Lunatic High>>Finally visit Mary Magdalene's.In that order.
Is she still in the room? Can we fish those papers out of the can while she's not looking?
I wonder what that paperwork was.
>>30160885Chief is probably really upset with us, so she probably popped her fangs unconsciously.
>>30160915It was the paperwork for our admittance to the UGN. I'm kind of curious what the chief's most recent encroachment count looked like, and if we just set her back by derailing her expectations for us.
>>30160816While you make a mental note to go pick up those decoded papers from Lunatic High before the day is out, your big task for the day will be finally getting down to business at Mary Magdalene's. While you've put the school on hold out of a vague sense of politeness for Claire, you can't procrastinate on that any longer. "I agree. I shall contact Fallen Angel and have her waiting for you when you arrive. We can't afford to have another one of these private institutions serve as an outpost for these FH terrorists."...You're not sure if you'd really like a guided tour with Fallen Angel. Not only was she as weird as the rest of these UGN agents, but it seems like there's bad blood between her and Claire. You know better to fight about it this time, though, and you keep your mouth shut. The Chief continues to eye you closely, finishing the scone in a flash. You think she has more to say, but she just keeps looking at you, picking the crumbs off her cheek before licking them off her fingers. Your eyes instinctively focus on her new, pointed canines. You haven't ever seen her display those before. Either the Chief is very hungry, or very upset. Or both. You remember something about the Chief having a taste for blood...No, no. You try not to take that seriously as you back slowly out of the room. While the Chief gives you her normal parting words, her predatory gaze never leaves you.--
>>30161153So...is this a chapel or is it a school? The large, gothic towers and flying buttresses throw you off. Stained glass windows seem to line each and every building, all made from stone and marble. Angelic statues serve in place of gargoyles, and latin phrases wrap around the gelding and doorways. "It is both, Captain. This institution was originally a convent, if you must know."Huh...You kind of feel bad for intruding, then. You were never really religious to begin with, so you'd feel out of place. You idly wonder if you're really the best person for this job.>Let Claire take the lead today>Wait for Fallen Angel to show you the way>You can handle this
>>30161172>Wait for Fallen Angel to show you the way
>>30161172>>Let Claire take the lead today
>>30161172>>Wait for Fallen Angel to show you the way
>>30161153>predatory gazeI swear if she tries to dominate the Captain's will we're going rogue.
>>30161217She's just considering tearing our throat out and lapping up our sweet, sweet lifejuice
>>30161217>>30161257If she can take captain in a fight, I say she wins best grill.
>>30161172>Wait for Fallen Angel to show you the wayShe will know the areas to explore.
>>30161275She's supposed to be more powerful than she normally appears, because she's literally splitting her attention dozens of ways to make up for UGN not having a lot of staff on Zanzibar Island
>>30161172As unhappy as it makes you to admit it, it might be best for you to wait for your contact after all. This place seems much bigger and more complex than the previous schools were, and you have no idea what to look for at any rate. You tell Claire that you'll be waiting around for Fallen Angel, and Claire immediately turns away. Is...is she pouting?"Greetings, Cerberus! I have been waiting for this day with bated breath. I see your shining spirit has not diminished since our last meeting."Oh boy, here we go. You turn, expecting to see the same, poorly dressed woman from before but instead she actually looks...normal? Her formerly red eyes are now shining blue, and her hair is free from the excessive ornaments and clips. The uniform of Mary Magdalene's is as typical as you can get. A plain white blouse and plaid skirt, with a black ribbon tied under the collar. Most importantly, her chest is hidden from view today, keeping your eyes from wandering needlessly. Like this, you could even argue that Fallen Angel is pretty.You attempt some form of a normal greeting again, and hear Claire click her tongue behind you. Fallen Angel takes your hand eagerly and shakes it as normal. You hazard a guess that she keeps her eccentricity a secret."Cerberus, I have been investigating while you were away! Though it pains me greatly to tell you this, but the Holy Prison is as pristine as it seems! Though forbidden love is rampant, and Sister Roberta has been wallowing in mead, I have no leads for you to follow. I humbly apologize!">Ask about Forbidden Love>Ask about Roberta>Decide to simply tour the area
>>30161501>>Decide to simply tour the areaGoing to have to stop here till tomorrow. Getting too sleepy to continue
>>30161519OK. Is this going to be a problem for anyone else?
>>30161501She's been replaced by an Overed Terrorist. She was the girl at the midnight meeting.
>>30161501>Ask about Roberta>>30161537I'll be here for a while.
>>30161542Where's my tinfoil hat?
>>30161501>Ask about sister Roberta
>>30161501>Decide to simply tour the area>>30161537My dedication is indomitable.
>>30161501>>Decide to simply tour the area
>>30161537I could pass out at any time, but I think I'm good for another hour or so.
>>30161555>>30161599>>30161616Alright, but if we drop down to like three guys or so, I'll suspend it because three way ties are bad.
>>30161501>Ask about RobertaLet's scram seeing as there are no problems.
>>30161695Maybe this place is clean after all, and you don't need to worry. You still think it would be best if you at least walked through the area. You ask Fallen Angel to lead the tour and show you anything of interest. "Your wish is my command, Cerberus! Allow me to display the full terror if this Holy Prison!"Fallen Angel puts a hand to her mouth and lets loose a proud, loud, and totally grating laugh. Hm, they even bounce when she laughs...--You find walking through these halls is a little more tiring than you thought it would be. Everywhere you go, the students stop to gawk at you. Even if they have been kept under lock and key during the semester, these girls have seen a man before right? Right?"This Prison takes even toddlers and imprisons them away from the world! Rarely are they granted a sequester, and the male form has become alien and strange to them. Do not be alarmed if they treat you like the noble predator that you are, Cerberus."So, basically, there are some girls here who have never interacted with their male peers?"That is correct, Captain," Claire decides to interject,"Only one in five students here has interacted with a man for more than ten minutes in the last year. This is a special occasion for them.""Bullets...Claire, I mean, is right. But be proud! You are a fine specimen to behold. I have heard word from your Chief that your hair is silky and glorious," Fallen Angel turns to you and puts her hands on her cheeks,"I must admit that I am curious about this as well.""You mustn't, Sister Silvia!"
>>30161955A younger girl runs out from the crowd and tackles Fallen Angel. Positioning herself between you and Angel, she sticks her tongue out at you. Her short, cropped brown hair and small figure strike you as sort of plain. You'd wager she's 14 or so? What's this about Sister anyway?"Sister Silvia is a member of the Sisters of Saint Joan. She's a great woman who volunteers at the soup kit--"Fallen Angel clasps her hand over the girl's mouth."Ahaha, what are you saying, Jill? I don't know anything about that!"The girl, Jill, breaks free. "You might be bashful about it, but I think it's great! That's why you shouldn't hang around with this filthy, filthy man and come stay with me instead. I'm much better, right?">Agree with her.>Compliment Fallen Angel on her volunteer work.>...Sister? Is she a nun?
>>30161971Why not all of them?
>>30161971>>Agree with her.
>>30161971>...Sister? Is she a nun?
>>30161971>Agree with her.
>>30161971>Agree that the loli is far superior to you>Complement Fallen Angel on her volunteer work>Ask if she's really an ordained nun already
>>30161993I have no idea how I would work that in, plus, Captains immediate reaction is important.
>>30161971>...Sister? Is she a nun?+>Agree with her.Yes, you should definitely limit your exposure such a filthy man. Right Claire?
>>30161971>Agree with her.>Compliment Fallen Angel on her volunteer work.
>>30161971>>Compliment Fallen Angel on her volunteer work.
>>30162024I guess that should have been>one should definitely limit their exposure such a filthy man. Right Claire?if I wanted to be more precise in my intent.
>>30162019Oh well in that case, for >>30162026 just go with agree.
>>30162018>>30162024>>30162026For people trying to do more than one at once, I gotta be clear about you. This decision point is about setting their perception of the Captain. While it's entirely reasonable for him to ask or talk about all of these things, what he mentions first is going to color their view of him.
>>30162057Oh. Give me a minute then.
>>30162057understood, I put my first response first.>>30162024
>>30161971> Agree with her.
>>30162073No problem. Consider this like a tool tip for decision points like these in the future.
>>30162057>Sister? So you're a nun?
>>30162057If we >Agree with her, then Claire is going to be all "you like forbidden love I should find a girl and put on a show for captain, yes"
>>30162119So we're screwed for first impressions all three ways.
>>30162131Somebody will be pleased by anything you say.
Alright, I think there's been enough time for consideration. >writing
>>30162140What if we stay silent and let the conversation take its own course? Strictly speaking, she wasn't even talking to us, so it'd be rude to interrupt, even if she was being far ruder herself.
>>30162140Oh no. I think I voted to make Claire happy. Whhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
>>30162182Counts as agreeing with Jill
>for once DXQ is running when I am not normally asleep>still miss most of the thread because I slept inMy rage cannot be measured by the mere laws of physics.
>>30161971...Sister? Is she a nun?"A lay sister, to be precise," Claire offers,"While she has no formal vows, she is recognized as a contributing member of the Roman Catholic Church. Silvia is still too young to take vows as a Nun. Why do you ask? Is this relevant to your interests? It would be easy for me to procure appropriate dress and..""Lewd! This man is so lewd! Do you see what I mean, Sister Silvia?""...I had no idea that men liked such things," Fallen Angel puts a hand to her cheek,"Perhaps I have overlooked the appeal of purity to the average man.""No! You stay away from him! I won't let you be corrupted by a dirty man!"Jill drags Fallen Angel away, sneering at you the whole way. You see Claire give Jill a thumbs up before she begins to pull you along herself."I can conduct this tour for you, Captain. I attended this school myself before I was placed on your detail. Shall I show you some places of interest?"You suppose that would be useful.
>>30162421--So, just how does Claire think the confessional is relevant to your investigation? Claire told you to look around in one portion of the booth while she covered the other side. However, you've not been able to find anything here. You hear a knocking from the other side of the confessional. Curious, you slide the small pane aside. You see what looks to be one of the nuns on the other side of the partition. Wasn't Claire supposed to be here?"Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been some time since my last confession."The voice sounds a little familiar. Isn't that...?"I've been terribly remiss in my duties as a woman," The nun pulls aside the mesh and leans through the partition. It's Claire. Either she found or created a nun's habit while you weren't looking and put it on, "Please, allow me to perform penance."Claire leans in, pulling at the collar of the habit. Either these things aren't as modest as you thought or Claire's made some modifications. Either way, she's able to pull it down far enough to expose some flesh. She's...much bigger than you thought she was."I'm not Angel, Captain, but I'm confident in my own size. Now, have your way with me right here."She closes her eyes and purses her lips.>Hit Claire.>Leave the booth.>Pull her clothes back up.
>>30162421Damn it guys.
>>30162438>Leave the booth.
>>30162441>Damn itthose were my exact words
>>30162438>Pull her clothes back upNo more outbursts, just deal with her and move on.
>>30162438>No. Seriously, cut it out.Let's try to handle this like a reasonable person.
>>30162438>>Leave the booth.
>>30162438>Leave the booth.Don't have time for this shit.Even if we were lying on the couch staring at the ceiling we wouldn't have time for this.
>>30162438>flick her forehead>Leave the booth
>>30162438> Leave the booth.
>>30162438You immediately turn around and step outside the booth."Ah, please wait. I can do bet--"You shut the confessional booth door and look around. Was this just a great big waste of time? Growing bored, you shove your hands in your pockets and begin to wander around. Not particularly looking at anything, you remember the dream you had yesterday, and idly wonder how long it's been since you last went fishing...wait, have you ever even gone fishing? You can't remember a single instance of you doing that outside of your dreams. Maybe you just thought it all up?As you walk along, you notice one of the Nuns walking around. At least you're pretty sure it's a nun. She's not wearing the headdress the other Sisters are wearing, even those who are using something more practical than the stereotypical habit. Still, this place is run by the church. You don't think they'd let someone else just walk around without reason. You check your watch and notice it's already getting late and you still haven't picked up those papers. While you're curious about this person, you don't think that you'll have time to respond to anything that's on those documents if you take time to pursue this person.>Let it go and get those documents. It's probably nothing.>You'll just have to make more time. You should investigate this.
>>30162724>You'll just have to make more time. You should investigate this.We can probably track her scent without much trouble.
>>30162724>>You'll just have to make more time. You should investigate this.
>>30162724>You'll just have to make more time. You should investigate this.
>>30162724>You'll just have to make more time. You should investigate this.Nothing wrong with idle curiosity.
>writingI grow weary, my energy drinks are wearing off. Next post is lastpost.
>>30162724You decide that you're just going to have to burn the midnight oil here. You need to figure out who this woman is. You follow her as best as you can, trying to get a feel for their identity. She's wearing what looks to be a suit, a rather gaudy one at that. Thick, red rimmed glasses are on her face, and large gold hoop earrings catch the soft glow of the candles. Her brown hair is tied up into a tight bun, held in place with what looks like...chopsticks?Eventually, the woman reaches a dead end and turns to face you. She puts a hand on her hip and smiles at you, her mouth full of razor sharp fangs. This woman is..."Yes, Overed. Oh don't be so surprised, kid. I know who you are."You put up your hands and jump back. Maybe you should call for Claire?"Looking for that UGN kid? Don't bother. She's a little occupied at the moment."The woman takes off her glasses and throws them away. She reaches behind her head and pulls out the chopsticks, letting her hair fall to her shoulders. She throws the chopsticks at you, which hurtle toward you at incredible speed. You reflexively reach up and snatch them out of the air just inches from your face. If those had hit you, you'd have lost your eyes! Just who is this lady?"You don't recognize me? And after you stole my heart..."Blood starts leaking from the woman's eyes, which turn yellow. The blood collects down at her feet, then begins to crawl up her legs again, forming a sleek crimson armor. This can't be..."Yes, it's me, Diablos! Are you ready for round two, kid?"[End of thread. fight next time]
>>30162929Good night OP! Great thread today.
>>30162929>And after you stole my heart...I can't remember. Did we literally rip out its heart or is she another weirdo?
>>30162974You threw Diablos's barbed tail through his own heart. Also, could someone else archive today?
>>30162929Goddamnit Claire. This is the second time, stop chasing after blooddoubles without us. NEVER SPLIT THE PARTY. wait I mean... uh, when we are on missions...
>plans on posting Claire smut at the end of the thread>falls asleep>wakes up right about nowShit!Oh well. Here it is: http://pastebin.com/76h2kwKq
>>30163841>implying Captain would ever have sex with ClaireWriting smut won't help you get laid, Claire.
>>30163866>implying the Captain isn't just tsundere for Claire.
>>30163841So I got up to see if my thread was still here and what do you know, it was. I promised I'd read this, so I did. You have fictionally defiled my fictional daughter, good sir. I am unsure of how to feel about this.>>30163866This is now a canon. The smut is a story Claire wrote.
>>30164361>This is now a canon. The smut is a story Claire wrote.I hate to ask but... why did she write it in the second person perspective?
>>30165401Actually, hold on, I have another question.Why is it that even in her smut, the Captain is incredibly reluctant to have sex with her and doesn't really like her?
>>30165496Claire loves her denial play, almost as much as she loves fluffy tails.
>>30165496She's terrible at suspension of disbelief.Also, i'm glad I woke up to see this.
>>30165496Because Captain not like Claire is a universal constant
>>30165496because her fetish is us acting all stuck up and mighty then giving in to our bestial side with a side of fluffy
>>30166179Do you have malware or something? Some of the links in your image look like the kind malware would insert, especially the one that says "gold".
>>30167118Yeah.I just ignore it, most of the time.Laptop's dying anyway, no real harm in it dying a bit faster.
>>30165401>>30165496Sometimes, Claire likes to pretend she is the Captain, ravishing herself.
>>30169457That and the implications of what she can do with her Angel Halo and Morpheus Syndromes are frankly terrifying.
>>30169561It's better than my first thought on why she wrote it in the second person perspective.She wrote it for the Captain as a present.
>>30169608>She wrote it for the Captain as a present.This is also something she does. She shares the cream of the crop with Captain.
>>30169675Is he so used to it that it doesn't really bother him anymore yet? Because that's really the impression I'm getting of their interactions in general lately.
>>30169828He has grown more accustomed to it than he'd like to be.
>>30169973Looks like Captain is no longer a Pure Chimera because he has Stockholm Syndrome.