Huh, the Robocop remake was surprisingly pretty good.Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=magical+girl+hunter+questOther Works:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Questhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Pararescue%20WitchesYou are ALICE. You were once a magical girl, but have now ended up having to hunt down your former comrades. As a member of the Magical Girl Hunter Bureau, it is your job to defend humanity from the Magical Menace!Currently, you WERE enjoying a rather nice vacation until your boss suddenly called you out of the blue."Alright, Leo, keep an eye on Carol." You sigh and turn back to Jager's bodyguard. "All right, let's get this over with."You follow the bodyguard, who takes you to the uppermost floor. Of course the boss would be at the top. The elevator doors then open to a very expensive but modern looking foyer, where there is at least another squad of armed men and women standing by. They turn to face you, but the bodyguard accompanying you waves them off and they return to their duties. The bodyguard then silently inputs a code in a keypad and the giant steel doors at the other end of the foyer creak open.Without having to take any prompt, you stroll through the doors, which quickly and silently close behind you, their only evidence of having moved at all being the loud CLICK as the locks engage, Looking ahead, you see Jager sitting at his desk. There's also a large teleconference screen, with Bruttenholm's tired and exasperated face plastered all over it."Ah, Alice, you're finally here." He says.>It's good to see you too, General.>You do realize I'm still on vacation, right?>Other
>>30442674>>It's good to see you too, General.>>otherI'm assuming this has something to do with the private research on this island?
>>30442674>You do realize I'm still on vacation, right?
I think I know a way to improve PR about Carol's existence and establish some humanity in her. When she's in her chitin armor during non-combat or low threat situations, she should go bareheaded or have an open face helmet due to the fact she can do partial transformations, and so that the people can see a human face instead that of a monster (also having a collapsible helmet is kinda cool). It may be a small detail, but it can go a long way in humanizing her in the eyes of the public, and in turn, could give Carol a sense of humanity.On another note, we should try to establish that whenever we're on a mission, Carol does not call us "Mom", and that there is no preferential treatment for either us or her just because we're family.
>>30442772Or you know we could just have her make the 'head' removable.Like a helmet.
>>30442674"It's good to see you too, General." You sigh. "I assume this is something about the secret research going on at this island?""Well... yes, actually." Bruttenholm blinks. "Just sharp as ever, I see.""Ha, I see why you've taken such a liking to her!" Jager chortles. "Now what the hell is going on?""What Alice here says is true. We have evidence that one of the companies based on your island is performing illegal magical research. We have most of our squads currently raiding their main headquarters and subsidiary facilities. Alice, since you're already on the ground, I need you to act as the Bureau's representative. It shouldn't be much. All you need to do is accompany Jager as he audits the facility.""Uh huh, and you know my record with supposedly 'easy' missions." You grumble."And I'm sure you'll find a way to salvage. You're our best, after all." Bruttenholm chuckles. "Jager, I expect you to give Alice whatever she needs.""Got it, Trev." Jager nods. "Consider it done.""Well, I won't keep you any longer. Good luck to all of you!" Bruttenholm says as his image winks out."Well, I'm not expecting a fight or anything." Jager sighs. "But I expect a fight in any situation. Reason why I lived this long.""Wise words." You nod."You gonna bring any of your companions with you?" Jager asks.>I'll take Leo.>I'll take Carol.>I'll take both of them.>We don't need to bother them about this.>Other
>>30443302>I'll take both of them.
>>30443302>I'll take both of them.I'm assuming we'll be taking a complement of Jager's best men with us, correct?
>>30443302>I'll take Carol.
>>30443302>I'll take both of them
>>30443302>>I'll take both of them.
>>30443302>I'll take both of them.Bring them both. Leo has been useful in the past and most likely continue to be so. This 'easy' mission might be something nice to see how Carol will handle all of this also.
>>30443302>>I'll take both of them.Have carol go to combat mode but maybe see if she can morph into a tacticool operator look instead of living bio-weapon.
>>30443302"Yeah, I'll bring my own backup." You nod."Whatever you want." Jager nods. "Now, I understand that you probably didn't bring any weapons with you. If you want, I can take you down to our armory. You can pick anything you want out of there, within reason, of course."Of course." You nod.You step into the elevator with Jager, closely followed by his bodyguards. It drops down one a pretty damn low level, which you were sure was underground. "I'm already having Leo and Carol summoned at this moment. The should be meeting us in the armory.""Thanks." You nod.Sure enough, as the elevator opens, you're greeted by Leo and Carol."Mom!" Carol eyes light up."Now Carol." You sigh. "Don't call me Mom when other people are around, okay? It's not professional. Just call me Alice, okay""Oh, okay, Alice!" Carol nods rapidly."Well, like I said before, you can pick whatever you want." Jager grins as he motions to the countless rows of guns lining the shelves and walls.>Go with a lighter loadout. You can move faster and you're probably going to be fighting regular people, if at all.>Go with a MG loadout. Can never hurt to be prepared.>Go with a heavy loudout. You'll be really weighed down, but at least you'll be REALLY prepared.>Other
>>30443770>>Go with a MG loadout. Can never hurt to be prepared.But pack the goo goo gun as well
>>30443770>Go with a lighter loadout. You can move faster and you're probably going to be fighting regular people, if at all.Let Carol and Leo be heavy support.
>>30443770>Go with a MG loadout. Can never hurt to be prepared.
>>30443770>Go with a MG loadout. Can never hurt to be prepared.>What about the pellet gun and the powerfist?Inb4 we regret not taking heavy
>>30443770>>Go with a MG loadout. Can never hurt to be prepared.
>>30443770>Go with a MG loadout. Can never hurt to be prepared.DEagles and Beowulfs, stuff of that nature I take it?Or does that get put under heavy loudout?
>>30443770>>Go with a heavy loudout. You'll be really weighed down, but at least you'll be REALLY prepared.No kill like overkill
>>30443770>>Go with a MG loadout.
>>30443770>Go with a lighter loadout. You can move faster and you're probably going to be fighting regular people, if at all.Actually... I suspect the cries carol heard were that of a companion.We want to run fast here to capture it.>>30443852Heavy option is still carol.
>>30443770>>Go with a lighter loadout. You can move faster and you're probably going to be fighting regular people, if at all.
>>30443770>>Go with a MG loadout. Can never hurt to be prepared.If they're doing research on magic stuff, we should be prepared for mages.
>>30443770>Go with a heavy loudout.we need to stomp everything that's in there.
>>30443904I don't think Carol specified that it was a companion.
>>30443770>>Go with a heavy loudout. You'll be really weighed down, but at least you'll be REALLY prepared.
>>30443770You just decide to go with the standard anti-MG loadout. It seemed to be a safe bet. You load up on Deagles and Beowulfs. You know that Carol probably wouldn't need them, but you have her take some weapons anyways, if only to keep up appearances."Alright, you all ready? Let's go!" Jager says.You, Leo, Carol, Jager, and a squad of his private soldiers then march over to a waiting APC, which shuttles you over to the restricted compound Carol was drawn to earlier. You see that the building in question has already been surrounded by Jager's men."Report, sergeant." Jager says as he steps out of the APC.(cont)
>>30444371"Sir!" One of the soldiers salutes him. "We've secured the building and all of the above ground levels. We also have parts of the underground levels secured, but we're having trouble getting into the main lab.""Show us."You're then guided through the building and down a long elevator shaft, and you're reminded of the Bureau lab complex. You shudder as you try not to think about that.Finally, the elevator grinds to a halt. The doors then slide open to reveal another squad of soldiers standing in front of a large, sealed glass panel door. You suspect it was the type of armored glass rated to take on tank rounds without shattering."O-Once again, you have no authority to be in here!" You hear a squeaky voice over an intercom system as you see a scientist on the other side of the door. "We are conducting perfectly legal and valid research under all UN provisions!""Oh yeah?" One of the soldiers grunts in the other end of the intercom. "Then why do I see your fellow eggheads burning documents behind you? Open the goddamn door!""It's been like this for the past fifteen minutes." The sergeant sighs. "We've already called up engineers to crack the door, but they won't be here for another half hour, and god knows how long it'll take them to actually open the door.">You're pretty sure Carol can open that door pretty quick...>No sense rushing it. Just wait for Jager's guys to open it up.>Try and negotiate with the scientist.>Other
>>30444395>>You're pretty sure Carol can open that door pretty quick.Maintain overwatch while she does so.
>>30444395>>Try and negotiate with the scientist.Using guns"Open the door or i blow your foot off."
>>30444395>Try and negotiate with the scientist.Failing this Carol opens the damn thing.
>>30444395>You're pretty sure Carol can open that door pretty quick...
>>30444395>You're pretty sure Carol can open that door pretty quick...No time to waste.
>>30444395>Try and negotiate with the scientist.
>>30444395>>You're pretty sure Carol can open that door pretty quick...
Rolled 18>>30444395Negotiate, and when that doesn't work, say,"Hey Carol, open the door." and then refer tot he scientists as "meatbags" from this point onward.
>>30444395>Try and negotiate with the scientist.Give the scientist to change their minds. I'm sure either they'll learn who they're dealing with or they'll hurrying up with the burning in which case Carol can just rip the door open.
>>30444395>You're pretty sure Carol can open that door pretty quick...Get ready to blow this thing wide open.
>>30444527>Give the scientist a chance.Nice to use words sometimes.
>>30444395>OtherGive an ultimatum and countdown of 10 seconds to open the door and be provided some amnesty, or Carol opens the door and there will be no mercy.
>>30444395>Try and negotiate with the scientist.Remembering our final weapon the "PLEEEAAASEEE"
>>30444395>>You're pretty sure Carol can open that door pretty quick...Fuck them. We've got the authority to fuck them up.
>>30444395>You're pretty sure Carol can open that door pretty quick...Cmon guys we all know there's no way they're coming out of there without those docs burned. They're not that fucking dumb.
>>30444395>You're pretty sure Carol can open that door pretty quick...they are destroying evidence in there! stop that!
>>30444626It also looks terrible going straight to GUNSGUNSGUNS without so much as giving even any lip service to talking them down.
>>30444683It's alice, she doesn't give two hoots about her PR, though.
>>30444683Right because obviously Jager didn't try negotiating with them already.>>30444721Also this
>>30444395Actually, changed my mind from this:>You're pretty sure Carol can open that door pretty quick...Tell them we can up the door in 10 second, so they have 5 seconds to open the door, or we are feed their eyeballs to invaders.
>>30444395>You're pretty sure Carol can open that door pretty quick.
>>30444825>we are feed their eyeballs to invadersAs much as I'd love to give our little girl a treat like that, we need to teach her the importance of preserving evidence and the chain of custody.She can eat their eyeballs once they've been processed, tried, and sentenced.
>>30444395"Carol. Open the door, please." You say. You seriously don't have time for this shit."Okay!" Carol says cheerfully as she steps forward. Her hand then hardens into a black armored gauntlet, much to the shock of everybody around her. She then winds back for a punch and sends her fist surging forward, slamming into the glass with a loud THUD that sends shockwaves throughout the entire room. Everything is then silent except for a very subtle crackling sound as the glass cracks.The scientists' faces look at Carol, absolutely shocked. Carol punches the glass again, and the cracks widen ever more like a growing spider web. At this point, the scientists have already fled. The third punch proves to do the trick, as the thick armored glass finally gives away, shattering into countless pieces."The door's down! Go go go!" Jager yells as his troops pour through the breach. "Secure the lab!"With that, you enter the lab as well, and take a quick glance at a map of the lab.>ADMINISTRATION>CONTAINMENT CHAMBER>PRODUCTION LINE>Other
>>30445075>>CONTAINMENT CHAMBERThe most dangerous stuff
>>30445075>CONTAINMENT CHAMBERGoddammit. We need to make sure that whatever's in that containment chamber stays contained.
>>30445075>CONTAINMENT CHAMBERHaul ass before we in a jam
>>30445075>CONTAINMENT CHAMBERPretty much what >>30445107 said. Nothing gets in or out of that chamber.
>>30445075>CONTAINMENT CHAMBERSend Jager and a group of men to the Administration to gain control of this facility.
>>30445075>CONTAINMENT CHAMBEROh I wonder what can be inside...Artificial Magical Girl/Companion perhaps?
>>30445075>Otherwe go to containment chamber! Jager goes to Admin! the back up head to production line!
>>30445207Still betting its a companion.
>>30445207Time to meet Loki again!
>>30445075>containment facility>production facility>hints of a companion being stored here...Dammit, are they making companion juice here? From a captured companion?Any female we run into may be a possible doped up faux MG.
>>30445311 if it is Loki 2.0 .... will he try to turn Carol into a MG too? she does have our DNA after all...
>>30445075>>CONTAINMENT CHAMBERFine, let's bite the main course
>>30445075>CONTAINMENT CHAMBEROh look, a place where we might just possibly need as much firepower as possible. What are the odds.I for one am glad we left that heavy duty pack at home and went with the light stuff.
>>30445562we're packing anti-MG weapons, we'll be fine.Also if it was that dangerous, where are their firm's own private security. I'm surprised we haven't seen any security staff.
>>30445632They're probably busy coating the walls right now. When has a security staff ever been effective in that kind of situation ?
>>30445075"We'll take the containment chamber!" You yell as you rush deeper into the facility. In here, it seems it's all scientists, and none put up a fight or try to stop you as you rush past them. You then come up to a set of sealed security doors."Carol!" You yell."Got it!" Carol nods as both her hands form combat carapace, and she easily rips the door open like it was made of paper.And once inside, your heart stops at what you see.Inside the chamber are two pods. One is massive, containing the head of an Invader. An Invader you actually recognize. ARMAGEDDON-CLASS INVADERIt took... a lot of lives, both normal and magical to take it down. It was the fearsome Invader to have ever stepped foot on Earth The other pod, however, contained what looked like a girl. She was unconscious, but there were dozens of tubes snaking into her body, filled with various fluids you couldn't identify. You notice some of the tubes were snaking into the Invader head, while others led away to somewhere outside the chamber."What the fuck have they been doing...?" Leo whispers."I intend to find out." You scowl."Mom.... I-I don't want to be here any more..." Carol whimpers.>Investigate the Invader.>Investigate the girl.>Follow the tubes.>Find who's in charge of this project.>Other
>>30445706>Find who's in charge of this project.
>>30445706>>Find who's in charge of this project."Get me the head or his head."We don't touch anything until we know what we're dealing with.>Also call it in to Bruttenholm. Egan will want to see this.
>>30445706>Investigate the Invader.Make sure that is still contained.
>>30445706>OtherAsk Carol what's wrong? Can she her something?
>>30445706>Find who's in charge of this project.>"Mom.... I-I don't want to be here any more..." Carol whimpers.Oh okay... can we ask beyond 'really feelings of doom' why we should be bugging out and calling in a tactical strike?
>>30445706>Investigate the girl.>Comfort Carol
>>30445706>carol being afraidguys....GUYS?DOES THIS NOT BOTHER YOU!?
>>30445833It bothers some of us...
>>30445833Yes, but we still need to find the head researcher in charge of this project. We still have a job to do.
>>30445805What I'm really wondering is why we shouldn't be bugging out and calling in a tactical strike or two.This cannot possibly end well.
>>30445833Touching the stuff we dont understand can possibly backfire badly.It appears that they're working on a similar project to that which produced carol, only that they're injecting it directly into a girl, maybe even an MG.
>>30445706>Investigate the girlGet her out of here in case the invader wakes up. Who am I kidding? It's going to wake up.
>>30445899Because there is probably valuable research here. We just need to listen to Carol and be careful.
>>30445953So who was "talking" to Carol, the Invader or the Girl?
>>30445977We better fucking find out.
>>30445952Or you know the girl is more dangerous than the invader. You know considering we don't know what's going on in here at all.
>>30445953I can't wait for this to resident evil it up right in our fucking faces. We'll talk about data then.
>>30445977I suspect the girl.
>>30445706>>Investigate the girl.To Carol, "Be brave, my dear"
>>30445995The girl can at least be reasoned with. Though I do agree with your point.Still. Be a pity to have the girl killed, dangerous or not.
>>30446009Science will win this war.Still, it would be a good idea to scramble jets for an airstrike.
>>30446043>The girl can at least be reasoned with.Says who?
>>30445706>Find who's in charge of this project.>Also call it in to Bruttenholm. >Confort Carol
>>30446043Making a lot of assumptions here
>>30446069Well, in comparison to the apocalypse class invader. That thing ain't gonna talk to us.The girl is at least capable.
>>30446043I suspect the girl is the more dangerous entity.Shes been piped full of Invader juice and the invader is at least only left with a head.
>>30446103Maybe Carol can talk to it?
>>30445706"Don't worry, Carol, everything's going to be fine." You try to reassure your daughter. "What's going on?""The voice... it's a lot louder now! It's close!" Carol sniffles. "It says I'm it's sister, that we should be together forever... but... but I don't understand!""Carol. That Invader is dead. We- I- made sure of that." You say."It's not coming from that." Carol shakes her head and points to the unconscious girl. "From HER."Even more unnerved, you motion for Leo to get the hell out, and you slowly back out of the room taking Carol with you."How's the containment facility holding up?" Jager asks over the radio. "We've just secured the others sections of the lab.""Some real fucked up shit!" You grumble. "Who's the guy in charge here? We need to talk to him NOW.""That would be..." Jager pauses. "Dr. Ishimura. He's still not accounted for.">Search for Ishimura.>Explore the lab further.>Get to the surface to report to Bruttenholm.>Other
>>30446113But remember this is only the contaminants area. Not the production area.My suspicion is the girl is an MG and they're combining magic juice with invader juice.
>30446141>Search for Ishimura.
>>30446141>OtherSecure the girl, make sure she's not waking up.
>>30446141>Get to the surface to report to Bruttenholm.>OtherTell Jager to not stop until they find Ishimura.
>>30446141>>Explore the lab furtherGet back in there and shoot up the tubes.
>>30446141Dr. IshimuraGod Dammit...>Search for Ishimura.
>>30446141>Search for Ishimura.
>>30446141>>Send Leo to the surface to report, have him bring carol up as well.>>Ask Jaeger to send folks down here and DONT TOUCH ANYTHING>>Search for Ishimura>>Punch him in the face when we find him.
>>30446141>>30446141>>Search for Ishimura.>>Explore the lab furtherBoth. We need to find any info on what the hell their plan was. The sooner the better
>>30446141>>Explore the lab further.
>>30446141>IshimuraZombie MGs are a go?
>>30446141Send Leo to the surface to call for reinforcements, scramble jets for airstrikes, and ask Egan for the next dose of Companion juice.Ask Carol to locate the closest and as many scientists as possible. They will explain and get this under control as soon as possible.
>>30446194This.The report needs to go up the chain. This is DANGEROUS SHIT.
>>30446166This. Wrap a shitton of C4 around her pod and blow her to kingdom come
>>30446141>OtherGet back in there and secure the girl.
>>30446236More like an army of them.
>>30446265Not what I meant...
>>30446265Kinda be jumping the gun their aren't you? Not saying she isn't potentially dangerous, but securing her alive would probably be better till other evidence is shown
>>30446141GET CAROL OUT NOWThis thing is reacting to her, we can't let it wake up.
>>30446329This.Send Carol to find Ishimura and then go investigate the production level.
>>30446347So we send her to the surface. Why keep her here.She should go with leo to report.
>>30446141These guys has a good point:>>30446329>>30446347"Carol, can you talk to her. Tell her that we can save her, that we can put an end to this horrible experiments.
>>30446391No. God no. Please no.In short, NO.
>>30446329yea, send her top side and have her tell Leo.
>>30446391Fucking no, holy shit.
>>30446391Go on, try, let's see how this ends.
>>30446391NOPEDo NOT talk to the insane psychic monster that wants to be with you forever carol
>>30446141"Leo, you take Carol back up to the surface, and get Bruttenholm on the horn. He needs to know what's going on down here." You order."Got it." Leo nods and takes the still whimpering Carol's hand as he heads back to the elevator."Jager, I want you to secure every fucking square inch of this lab. Nothing in or out. I want this fucking Ishimura found!""We're working on it!"Scowling, you pocket your radio and check your weapons. It was time to go hunting."Now if I was a mad scientist on the run where would I hide...">Check the utility passages.>Check the production line.>Check for a panic room.>Other
>>30446562>Check the production line.See what the final product was.Then.>Check for a panic room.
>>30446562>[x]utility passages>[x]panic roomin that order, why the fuck would you hide in a production line?
>>30446562>>Check for a panic room.
>>30446562>Check for a panic room.It's obvious.
>>30446562>Check the utility passages.
>>30446562>>OtherSecure the girl! Scientist always want to secure their specimens anyway.
>>30446562>OtherIs there a control room for the containment chamber because if I was him, and since I'm an asshole, I would go there and activate everything.
>>30446562>Check the production line.We need to see what they we making.Then.>Check for a panic room.
>>30446562>Check the production line.I only hope he's not using whatever they were researching now
>>30446562>Check the utility passages.there might be a hidden escape route somewhere in there.
>>30446562>Check for a panic room.
>>30446562Remembering how the Bureau's lab was set up, you start sniffing around for a possible hidden panic room.>roll 1d20
>>30446801MAMA! JUST KILLED A MAN!
>>30446828Blessed Helix saving the day.
>>30446820At least it's something.>>30446828And you. We dodged the bullet.
>>30446828Don't scare me like that.
Have y'all seen this?http://vimeo.com/m/85903713
>>30446828That was a close one
>>30446820Well, you didn't find a panic room or anything, but at least you were reasonably sure there wasn't one in this lab. "Jager, are there any parts of the lab that haven't been totally cleared yet?" You ask."We've cleared most of the production line, but there's a section we're having trouble accessing. We've already got engineers getting ready to cut the door open."Huh, that might be him.>Head to the production line.>Keep search the rest of the lab.>Other
>>30446966>Head to the production line.Time to walk into more doors.
>>30446966>>Head to the production line.
>>30446966>Head to the production line.
>>30446966>Other Secure the girl goddamit.
>>30446966You head down to the production line. At first, you don't see anything out of the ordinary. Just some facilities so the lab can fabricate its own equipment. However, as you walk through the room, you notice something.Those tubes from before...You follow them deeper into the room to the back, where you see Jager's men cutting a sealed door open. From the looks of it, they're nearly done."Do you have any idea what's behind that door?" You ask."No ma'am." One of the engineers shakes his head. "That's what we're about to find out."Finally, with one final cut from the torch, and there's now an opening in the door large enough fro people to go through. The soldiers begin filing through the breach while you follow close behind. What you find is... beyond words.What the fuck. WHAT THE FUCK." You breathe.In front of you, you see rows over a dozen captured magical girls, confined in pods and apparently unconscious. You then realize the tubes were carrying their blood. THEIR FUCKING BLOOD.You suddenly become dizzy, trying to fight the urge to retch. The soldiers around you are similarly unnerved, but they continue to press forward."We found him!" One of them shouts, and they push forward a slightly disheveled, but completely unrepentant looking scientist.""Dr. Ishimura, I presume." You say, trying to regather your nerve."That is me." He nods.>WHY!?>Shoot him dead.>Other
>>30447344>WHY!?WHAT THE FUCK.
>>30447344>other>Are these girls recoverable?Then when he's answered that, shoot him dead.
>>30447398No. We need him. But he doesn't need his face.
>>30447344You know, of all the things I was expecting, a blood farm is a lot less concerning than I thought.>"Doctor Ishimura, do you know what the penalty is for failing to report magical girls?"
Carol better not consume a single atom of him. We don't want her to assimilate someone like him.
>>30447344>Other"What are the containment protocols and safeguards on the Armageddon-class Invader you have, and on the Magical Girls you have here. That thing, and the Girl you have connected to it, are pinging as fucking active, so you had better have a way of keeping them under control."
>>30447344> Explain, FAST!
Could someone explain to me why anons hate this blood farm so much?Discounting the obvious safety hazard of keeping active invaders and megucas.
>>30447344>>30447503Oh yeah, good point. We need to control this situation.Changing my vote from >WHY!?
>>30447503I agree with this. Convince him that neither of us want a rampage.
>>30447344Shoot his kneecaps off.
>>30447550Well the thing is, the MGs are kind of alive in order to produce blood.
>>30447344>WHY!?>Shoot him a little for emphasis
>>30447550They are still people.
>>30447550For me, because he doesn't only have active invaders and megucas, he's somehow doing something worse and the invader in question is ARMAGEDDON-CLASS. He's shadier than shadier and we have Egan on our side, so that's saying much.That's bad news for everyone on earth.
>>30447616>>30447656Yes, and?I mean, it's just blood, it's not like he's an organ grinder.
>>30447344"WHY!?" You scream as you sock the scientist in the face. "What the FUCK are you doing down here?!""Advancing the field of science, of course." Ishimura huffs as he tries to straighten himself out. "I don't expect somebody like you to understand.""Oh, yeah, I'm sure hooking up a bunch of Magical Girls to a machine that continually sucks their blood out is very hard to understand." You growl, grabbing the scientist by the coat. "According to the UN Magical Lifeform Treaty, Magical Girls don't count as human and therefore don't have any human rights. We doing nothing illegal here.""Bull. SHIT." You punch Ishimura again, drawing blood this time. "Live Magical Girls are solely in the Bureau's jurisdiction, otherwise you wouldn't have gone through such lengths to hide this shit! Now, one more time, what the FUCK are you trying to do?!""Why, I thought you would have figured it out." Ishimura smirks. "An Invader/Magical Girl hybrid. Think of it, the two most dangerous beings yet encountered by humans, combined! It would be... unstoppable!""I'M the most fucking dangerous thing alive right now." You growl. "So you just shoot up some poor girl with Magical GIrl and Invader blood and just hope for the best?""Among other things."You punch Ishimura again."Take them out!""That's quite impossible." Ishimura shakes his head, now extremely bloodied and disheveled. "Magical Girls are dangerous, you see. We've put them into a permanent vegetative state to keep them under control.""You mean you fucking lobotomized them!" You were starting to get REALLY angry now.By this point all of the soldiers have cleared out, and Jager is standing behind you. He glances warily at the magical girls."Alice." He says grimly. "We have to take him into custody.">Fine. Get him out of my sight.>Sorry, Jager, but Ishimura here just suffered a very tragic accident...>Other
>>30447820>Sorry, Jager, but Ishimura here just suffered a very tragic accident...heem sleepy
>>30447803>Lobotomized>>30447820>Fine. Get him out of my sight.
Rolled 5>>30447820Shoot both his kneecaps and his dominant arm.He'll live, but gods damn it, we WILL punish him for this.
>>30447820can we taunt him with Carol before letting Carol do what she wants with him?Can we let Carol eat him?He dies knowing his work was going toward nothing
>>30447820>>Fine. Get him out of my sight.Kick him in the nuts
>>30447820>Sorry, Jager, but Ishimura here just suffered an accident..."You are going to have to bring a wheelchair."
>>30447820>Sorry, Jager, but Ishimura here just suffered a very tragic accident...
>>30447820At the very least he no longer needs all of his limbs
>>30447875Don't, she'll probably get his memories and knowledge. We don't want her to bear that burden.
>>30447820>Fine. Get him out of my sight.>Secure him well and no funny accidents, he's not getting away that easy
So what do we do with the hybrid?She might be in a situation similar to Carroll.
>>30447820seconding >>30447879 followed by >>30447875
>>30447820>Sorry, Jager, but Ishimura here just suffered a very tragic accident...Nope. Scum like this does not deserve to live.
>>30447820>Fine. Get him out of my sight.Rip off his middle fingers."He doesn't need these."
>>30447820>Sorry, Jager, but Ishimura here just suffered a very tragic accident..."Well, you're going to need a wheelchair then. Or a bodybag. Depends how fast this fucking asshole bleeds out."Shoot his legs off.
>>30447879This sounds reasonable.
>>30447820>Other"He doesn't leave until he tells us how to deactivate the active hybrid upstairs."
>>30447908we need to get Egan down here, contain the invader and restrain the girl, then see if tshe can be salgaved
>>30447898well she's a weapon...Having her understand what some people can do is technically a good thing...
>>30447879Yep. His kneecap privileges have hereby been revoked.
>>30447820>Fine. Get him out of my sight.Shot his leg first though
>>30447875That's a bad idea, don't have Carol LEARN to EAT PEOPLESeriously guys, let the Bureau, Cops, and the UN to deal with him, make him an example of why it is a bad idea letting anyone to experiment with the magic tech and make it only bureau field
>>30447820>Otherand THIS is the reason i lose faith in scientist to do the right thing and NOT create super weapons that will turn on us all.
>>30447858You know, I actually thought the blood was for the magic injection thing we used. I'm in agreement with this guy being a mad scientist now though.>>30447820>Fine. Get him out of my sight."I'm sure the UN would love to hear about your experiments. I wonder what the treaty says about making new magical lifeforms."
>>30447820>Fine. Get him out of my sight.Goddammit, we don't need Carol learning bad habits from us, and we need Ishimura alive so that Egan can tear the details of the project from his mind.She can't do that if he's dead.
>>Fine. Get him out of my sight.No need to lower ourself to his level.
>>30447979Actually, typing this I just realized.Wouldn't that technically make him a Companion, and he'd therefore lose his human rights?
>>30447936Yes, she needs a picture of it, but assimilating his memories is a bad idea. Just imagine if she assimilated every person we send to her which are worthy to be executed by her. Every misdeed would outweigh the good. Hell, maybe she loses her sense of identity, trying to tell apart her memories from everyone else's.
>>30447958Can we have her just like... eat his leg?
>>30448025No. And stop asking.
>>30447820>OtherUuuuh, Mend Maiden can do something about this right?I see no reason why her powers can't affect brain matter, though I doubt those girls are going to be the same after...
>>30448025No, we only feed her sharks and tigers so she can get their powers
>>30448025No. No eating evil people.
>>30448059Do we want to?Or should we just mercy kill them.
>>30448064This.When we find a worthy magical girl, we allow Carroll to eat her heart. To gain her courage.
>>30447820>Sorry, Jager, but Ishimura here just suffered a very tragic accident...Wow, fuck.Don't kill the guy, but he at least needs to lose his legs.
>>30448012Reminds me of Prototype 2 when Heller could of just consumed the scientists who were planning to exterminate undesirable races and classes, but decided that he didn't want to taint himself with their filth. So he killed them all. No consumption.
>>30448085Well, if they're amnesiac, there is the possibility that we can convince them to side with us.Or at least give them normals lives like Heartlancer has. It'd be callous to not at least try.
>>30448136>It'd be callous to not at least try.Not only callous, but what kind of example would we be setting for Carol?
>>30447820>>Fine. Get him out of my sight.Shoot him a couple times first though. Just for emphasis.
>>30447820"Fine. Get him out of my sight." You grunt. "You think they'll punish me?" Ishimura laughs. "I'll never see a day in jail, because they'll want what I know!"There's a loud CRACK as Jager pistol whips the scientist in the head, and he drops like a sack of potatoes."That's why I don't like eggheads. They love hearing themselves talk too much." Jager shrugs.A couple hours later, reinforcements in the form of Lucy's squad and Egan finally arrive to secure the lab. "Alice." Lucy greets you simply."Lucy." You reply just as simply."I see you've been busy. At least you didn't blow the whole building up like last time.""I'll take that as a compliment, thanks.""Oi, I heard some serious science stuff was going on down here?" Egan's head pokes out from behind Lucy's. "Mind showing me?"You reluctantly take Egan and show her both the production line and the containment chamber. If Egan was surprised or shocked, she hid it very well. However, you can see a bit of a sparkle in her eyes."Interesting. Very interesting. It seems like they were thinking along the same lines we were." Egan nods. "Though of course, we used far more ethical practices.""So, do those girls have any chance?" You ask."They do not, I'm afraid." Egan shrugs. "All of their higher brain functions have pretty much been fried. They're literally braindead in every respect.""I see...""But they can still be valuable for test samples, seeing as how they're already here." Egan adds.>At least they'll be doing some good then.>No. Give them some peace.>Other
>>30448186>>"What are you going to do to them?"
>>30448186>>No. Give them some peace."Requiescat in pace"
>>30448186>No. Give them some peace.Shit's fucked enough as it is.
>>30448186>Other"Can Mend Maiden restore some of their brain functions? At least so they could have normal lives?"May as well ask.
>>30448186>>No. Give them some peace.so this Tarin is named Lucy?
>>30448186>be reluctant>at least they will be doing some good then.
>>30448205This, find out what shes going to do first.
>>30448186>No. Give them some peace.
>>30448186>OtherEgan, I want you to think really hard about this. I know you are a real mad scientist, but I know you actually have a set of ethics. I won't stop you, but please do what you think is right.
>>30448186>No. Give them some peace.You can salvage the facilities data and research, but they've suffered enough
>>30448186>Fine.At least something good will come out of this.
>>30448186>Other"Are you sure they are all brain dead? Carol seemed to have been in communications with the one here in the containment chamber earlier"
>>30448186>>At least they'll be doing some good then.
>>30448186>How about Mend Maid? Nothing? Nada?>Do what you think is right.
So... how are we going to explain to Carol how she was "born" when she asks, especially after seeing the girl and the Invader?
>>30448186>>30448257ASK THIS FIRST
>>30448186We have the lab, and we smashed our way in pretty quick. We should have some of Ishimura's notes still around.Other than that, this decision probably belongs to the higher ups. We can request that they be given something like human respect though.
>>30448257Yea, this.Find out if removing the girls will activate the last one.
>>30448257THIS, MERC PLZ READ IT.
>>30448186Just pointing out that shooting the dude into a wheelchair pretty clearly won.I don't particularly mind, but just saying. This is one of the few times an audience has voted not to be a dildo. Sorry if I sound like a dildo for mentioning this.
>>30448186>OtherAsk about the MG that Carol was in telepathic communication with, and what side-effects there might be if we do anything to the farmed MG's.
>>30448257This! Very much this!
>>30448281>>30448257this, for god's sake ask this!
>>30448257Oh shit, changing my vote from >>30448236to>>30448257
>>30448257This seems important.
>>30448327yeah I'm confused why the varying different methods of injuring him didn't win when they were in the majority by atleast half
>>30448327probably because the othervotes, while outnumbering the 'Fine' option, looked more like a discussion than [x]
>>30448186"Are you sure they're all brain dead?" You ask. "Carol seemed to be able to communicate with the subject in the containment chamber.""Well, of course." Egan blinks. "Do you think they'd lobotomize their own weapon? Of course it would still be active. It's probably being kept in stasis similar to how we stored Carol before we activated her." "In that case, can't we take them to Mary-""Alice, you know that's against protocol. We're already making an exception for you because Bruttenholm thinks you're too important to lose. You really think he's going to bend the rules further for official enemies against humanity?">You have the point there.>But even so...!>Other
>>30448447>>You have the point there.Regrettably
>>30448447>You have the point there.
>>30448447>>You have the point there.
>>30448447>You have the point there.>Do as you see fit.I actually forgot those were full on active ones.
>>30448447>>But even so...!We are not like Carol, we are human after all...
>>30448447>OtherEgan what you do to them, I want you to think really hard about this. I know you are a real mad scientist, but I know you actually have a set of ethics. I won't stop you, but please do what you think is right.
>>30448447>>You have the point there.>>"I... I trust you'll know where to stop, Egan."
>>30448447>You have the point there.>Do whatever you think is right.
>>30448447>You have the point there.Just give them peace, the facility and all its staff are more than enough of a prize.Also, I'm pretty sure the evil doctor guy is not human, feel free to experiment on him.
>>30448528Seconding this."It's just so easy for me to think of myself ending up here one day..."
>>30448447>But even so...!Jesus fuck, they're just little girls who have been brainwashed by the Companions. They deserve their shot at life.
>>30448447>"Egan, I fought alongside these people before, killing the invaders when humanity didn't even know they existed. They were protectors then, even if they aren't now.">"Please, just give me one chance."
>>30448447"You have a point there, Egan." You sigh. "It's just... it doesn't feel right, you know?""I suppose..." Egan looks at the unconscious Magical Girls. "You know, Alice. There could be an accident. Some sort of unexpected failure in the equipment. Those sort of things happen.">You'd really do that?>I thought you wanted them as subjects.>Other
>>30448587Then again, most of these girls likely killed people. Alice is also proof that they made their choice in siding with the Companions, even if they were indoctrinated.
>>30448629>You'd really do that?>Thank you>Choose the most innocents of the MGs, know mass murderers are out.
>>30448629>OtherNo. Because when the war against the Companions is over, we might be allowed to bring these girls back, and in fact might need them for the Invaders that still attack every once in a while.
>>30448629>You'd really do that?
>>30448629>"Thanks for your considerations, Egan. Sincerely.">"Do whatever you think is right. I'm letting my emotions cloud my judgement."
>>30448629>I thought you wanted them as subjects.
>>30448629>>You'd really do that?>>I thought you wanted them as subjects.
>>30448629>You'd really do that?>I thought you wanted them as subjects.
>>30448629Yeah, supporting this:>>30448659I don't think I'm the best person to handle this. Please do the right thing.
>>30448659>Supporting this>>30448656This guy has a point too.
>>30448629>>You'd really do that?>>I thought you wanted them as subjects.Give Egan a hug.
>>30448656We've got a whole prison star full of MGs.And MGs depower after the companion is kills.>>30448718Yes. Hug.
>>30448734One word: Companion juices.Go go stimmed MGs!
>>30448659This, then go outside and pic related
>>30448734I think those ones are fully powered ones, because they were used for their magical blood to create the hybrid.
>>30448773Are you sure? Carol or Leo might find us.
>>30448796I'm really glad we got carol out of here before we found this damn place
>>30448659This.We're biased. Trust in Egan.And let's make sure that hybrid is secure.
>>30448796That's the point. Throw me a bone here namefag, a bit of d'aww is fine, no?
>>30448847Of course. Besides, I'm for the whole family events.
>>30448629"You'd really do that, Egan?" You blink."I'm a lot of things, Alice. Cute, ultra smart, eternally tired, and so much more. But most of all, I'd like to think we're at least friends. Dr. Ishimura may not have any sense of right or wrong but I do.""Thanks, Egan." You smile and give your resident scientist a hug. "Do whatever you think is right. I'm letting my emotions cloud my judgement.""In that case..." Egan hits a key.There's a loud alarm klaxon as the life support systems keeping the trapped magical girls alive shut down. In unison, over a dozen monitoring devices screech as their patients begin to flatline."It's done." Egan says. "Now to figure out what to do with that hybrid."With that, the both of you head back up to the containment chamber, where Egan's science team is already crawling all over the containment pods."We'll be taking the Invader specimen. We confirmed it's biologically dead, so we'll just use it as raw material. The hybrid, on the other hand, is very much alive. However, we're left in a rather tricky situation.""Like what?""Well, as head scientist, I can make the call on whether we try to salvage this hybrid or not." Egan glances at the containment pod. "We can take it with us and study it further. See how different or similar it is to Carol, and maybe learn a few things from it. However, it does also violate a lot of treaties and laws, and I don't know the first thing about handling or controlling it. It might be better off just destroying it.">Keep it.>Destroy it.>Other
>>30448944>Destroy it.She's the expert.
>>30448944>OtherOne sec, let me ask Carol what does she think of her.
>>30448944>Ask Carol.It called her it's sister. not sure what to make of it
>>30448944>Keep it.Carol called it her 'sister'. Probably bears looking into, at the very least.
>>30448944>Keep it.This one has a chance.
>>30448944>Destroy it.Just pretend to be her Mother while we put her to "sleep", and say the hybrid just had a "bad dream".
>>30448944>Destroy it.Don't risk people. Please. If Carol was afraid of it there's a damn good reason behind it.
>>30448944Ask Carol.Ask why and what makes her scary to her.See if you can talk to the hybrid through Carol.
>>30448944>OtherAsk Carol if the hybrid scares her, and if she thinks that she could be okay with a sister.
>>30449015People are afraid of the unknown. It happens.
>>30448944>>Destroy it."You're the expert Egan. I'll do it."
>>30449015I just want to open the mystery box.
>>30448944>don't know the first thing about handling or controlling it.That's good enough reason for me to do this;>Destroy it.
>>30449042We could learn how to. We're not waking it up right away.
>>30448944>OtherAsk Carol. It won't hurt our situation.
>>30448944 >>Destroy it.
>>30448944>>Keep it>>Ask Carol
>>30448944>OtherGet Carol's opinion. While it did call her sister, she also seemed really freaked out. Even if we did keep it, we'd need to make sure it wasn't going to cause problems.
>>30448944On one hand, science, on the other she wanted to be "whole" with Carol...>Destroy it
>>30448944Carol knows more than we do.Ask Carol's opinioin
>>30448944>OtherAsk Carol more about it, can she communicate with it, what did she mean by it being her sister?
>>30448944>Destroy it.Carol was seriously freaked out and near tears because of this thing. We don't need to ask her to know we should kill it.
>>30448944"Hold on, let's get Carol's opinion on this." You say."Sure." Egan nods. You travel back to the lab entrance, where Carol is waiting for you. "Mom!" Carol hugs you the moment she sees you."Hey , Carol." You smile. "I need to ask you something.""Yeah?""It's about that girl that claims she's your sister.""No. Not a girl." Carol shakes her head. "It's just in the body of one.""...what?""It... it didn't make sense at first. Maybe because I never met an actual live one before, but... but I think that big Invader is inside the girl now.""What...?" You blink."Wait a second..." Egan takes out a tablet and rifles through a few files. "Oh.... this... is interesting.""Talk to me, Egan.""Our preliminary scans show an abnormal amount of pure Invader brain cells present in the girl's brain, a much higher concentration than even Carol has. There's a very real possibility that... well..." Egan hesitates."Spit it out, Egan.""There's a possibility the hybrid is basically an Invader in a Magical Girls' body." Egan finishes....>Kill it. KILL IT NOW.>And you think there's a lot of research potential in it, don't you?>Other
>>30449322>>And you think there's a lot of research potential in it, don't you?Let just hear what egan has to say.I'm still voting to kill it.
>>30449322>Kill it. KILL IT NOW.While we're at it, ADD MORE FIRE.
>>30449322>And you think there's a lot of research potential in it, don't you?We never did get a chance to ASK the Invaders WHY they're invading, or why they've got such a hateboner for the Companions.
>>30449322>Kill it. KILL IT NOW.NOPE
>>30449322>Kill it. KILL IT NOW.Oh my god they essentially did a brain transplant did they?
>>30449322>And you think there's a lot of research potential in it, don't you?You know... communicating with the invaders alone would be a major leap in the amount of information we have available...
>>30449322>Kill it. KILL IT NOW.NOPE NOPE NOPE
>>30449322>And you think there's a lot of research potential in it, don't you?Let Egan research.
>>30449322>OtherCan we talk to it? Learn more about the invaders? Is it possible that we can have a peaceful talk with it?
>>30449322>"What does that mean? Because it sounds bad. Like, really, really bad."
>>30449322>and you think there's a lot of research potential in it, don't you?
>>30449322>>Talk to it, tap the window.How exactly is Egan gonna kill it anyway?
>>30449322>Kill it. KILL IT NOW.
>>30449322>And you think there's a lot of research potential in it, don't you?
>>30449322>And you think there's a lot of research potential in it, don't you?Let's hear at least what she thinks can come of it. Then we can decide to kill it or not
>>30449322>>And you think there's a lot of research potential in it, don't you?>>OtherCan we communicate with it?This is big.
>>30449322>Kill it. KILL IT NOW.Okay... That's not good.
>>30449322So can Carol eat it?
>>30449322>>And you think there's a lot of research potential in it, don't you?hear egan out. it might be possible to communicate with this high level organism.
>>30449377>Is it possible that we can have a peaceful talk with it?It'll either end in>Can there be a peace between our peoples?>No peace...or>Who told you that?>Oh, the Companions told us that Earth was responsible for Space-Hiroshima.>We were so happy, that we ended our war with the Companion Homeworld the next day.>FUCK YOU HUMAN AND DOLPHIN!
As much as you "kill it now" people worry, it's just a magical girl. We've taken those down before.
>>30449420Carol is the one to be eaten if you try that>>30449322>And you think there's a lot of research potential in it, don't you?
>>30449436We have to fucking try. Wars end.
>>30449439Not exactly.It might be a Magical girl with the powers of an invader.
>>30449322>>Kill it. KILL IT NOW.The MGs are sympathetic characters that are misguided. The Invaders are pure evil that we can sometimes control. Even Carol isn't really an invader's brain, and the hounds are basically lobotomized IIRC. We do not want a full-intelligence hostile Invader.
>>30449439Considering it was talking to Carol. I don't think it's 'just magic girl' in the least bit.
>>30449486So Invaders have a Hive Mind structure?
>>30449486I mean physically.
>>30449482I'm thinking carol's abilities.
>>30449322An Armageddon-class Invader in a Magical Girls' body. We need to kill the fuck out of this thing ASAP.>Kill it. KILL IT NOW.
>>30449500If I recall, Carol was suppose to be able to lead our own Artificial Stalkers as a leader type to them
>>30449521You act like that's a bad thing.
Look, if we can at least get the Invader's motives and their relationship with the Companions, that's a big win for us.It's worth the risk. There is no better source of this information than the Hybrid.
>>30449533Then that would mean Carol would get controlled if she were to "become one" with it.
>>30449560I totally agree. This is a once in a lifetime chance.
>>30449322>OtherMaybe it can learn to like humanity!
>>30449596Or at least hate Companions more than regular humans.
>>30449535That's because it is
>>30449322"And you think there's a lot of research potential in it, don't you?" You sigh."Oh yes." Egan nods. "A working Invader brain in a human body? This might actually be our chance to figure out how to communicate with one. With Carol's help, of course.""I don't think Carol wants to be anywhere near that thing." You say. "It gives her the creeps.""It's nothing like me! I try to talk back to it but I can see there's nothing there! J-just an endless void and the desire to fill it! It's hungry, all the time!"Yeah, that sort of sounds like an Invader, all right."Don't worry, we'll keep it under the strictest of security." Egan tries to assure you. "You still have a day of vacation left, don't you? You should probably use it.""I guess you're right." You sigh. "Come on, Carol. Egan can handle the rest here."With that, you and Carol return to the surface, where Leo is waiting for you. You see him casually chatting with Lucy until she notices you arriving, and she slinks off."Hey, Alice." Leo greets you. "All finished?""More ore less." You sigh. "Was Lucy trying to poach you, again?""Yep. Told what I always told her. Not interested.""I guess you could consider it an honor she's asking for you to join. She's even pickier than I am.""Yeah, well, I'm happy where I'm at." Leo grins.Deciding to let the rest of the Bureau take over, you return to the hotel with Leo and Carol to get some rest.---The next day, you wake up and perform the same morning ritual, cleaning yourself up and going to get breakfast. Carol, for the most part, seems to have recovered from her ordeal yesterday, considering how fast she was shoveling pancakes and bacon into her mouth. You check your schedule. So far it seems like the only place you haven't yet visited yet was the spa. Looking over the brochure, you see that they offered several services.>Hot springs.>Body massage.>Manicure>Other
>>30449596Thats way optimistic.And I'm for listening to research options.
>>30449678>>Hot springs.>>Body massage.>>ManicureALLAnd drag Egan along too.
>>30449678>OtherCarol tutoring, why and how to make friends your age.
>>30449678FUCK DO ALL THE THINGS!>Hot springs.>Body massage.>Manicure
>>30449678>Hot springs.I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS
>>30449678>Hot springs.Just want to lay back in some good ol' hot water
>>30449698>And drag Egan along too.yesss
>>30449678>Hot springs.>Hungry all the timeJust feed it pancakes. Name an instance when pancakes haven't worked.
>>30449678>Hot springs.>Body massage.>ManicureFOR ALL 3 OF US, YES EVEN LEO, ALL AT THE SAME TIME, TOGETHER
>>30449715....this anon is on to something
>>30449720Guys are in for a separate room usually though.
>>30449678>>Hot springs.>>Body massage.>>ManicureAnd egan too.
>>30449715>earth becomes well known across the universe for its delicious rare item called pancakes>many species has tried learning about how to make this special and amazing recipe but the native populace wouldn't tell.
>>30449678>OtherEverything! And drag Egan into it as well (assuming that the security for the Armageddon Invader is ready).
>>30449720They do happy endings right?Also, Carol's hungry
>>30449740but its family bonding between mommy and daddy and their daughter
>>30449770Exactly.Daddy: EganMommy: AliceDaughteru: Carol
>>30449754"The humans says that pancakes are to be made with 'love.' Where can we find this 'love?'"
>>30449770Leo is an Uncle, Egan is the dad
>>30449781Why does this give me Nanoha feeling.I don't like that feeling
>>30449678>"Don't worry, we'll keep it under the strictest of security."If by that she means a new space station that isn't in anyway connected to the other two and has rockets to burn right to the sun when this shit bites us in the ass. Then yeah whatever.
>>30449678>SpringsGotta take care of the skin after all
>>30449678>>Hot springs.>>Body massage.>>Manicure>>Otheradd Egan
>>30449798I want the /u/boats to be gone and stay gone.
>>30449834there are no /u/boats here, just a complicated family, we're the the single mom, egan is the separated but friendly other daddy, leo is the godfather, and we're still straight
>>30449698yess.... do all of this.
>>30449678"I guess I could soak in the hot springs." You say. "Never actually done that before""Yeah! I wanna try it, too!" Carol says happily."Spas aren't exactly my type of thing." Leo frowns."Fine, be party pooper. Me and Carol are still going." You say. "Have fun." Leo sighs."Come on, Carol." You say, leading her away.The spa is really damn nice looking. Everything looked clean and ultramodern. There was even a natural hot springs, fueled by the dormant volcanic activity under the island.You and Carol quickly change into your bathing suits and slip into the warm water. Even though it was warm, your entire body shivers at the sensation. You can actually FEEL your entire body relaxing, as the warm waters worked their magic. Meanwhile, Carol was just sort of floating around aimlessly, likewise entranced by the waters."Oh man, this feels a lot better than I thought it would..." You sigh."Oh, in a certain context that statement would be outright scandalous." You hear a very deadpan and very familiar voice say.Goddamnit, Egan."Egan, I see you're enjoying the hot springs as well." "Well, I couldn't pass up the chance. This spa is one of the most top rated, plus I sort of wanted to see you in a swimsuit, so it was a double victory for me today.""Good for you, Egan. Good for you." You shake your head."Hey, Alice." Egan says looking over to you. "Mind if I ask something a bit personal?""When has that ever stopped you?""Well..." Egan looks away for a second. "What's your opinion on Leo?"Huh... that was a weird question.>Well, he's a good friend of mine.>He's a loyal subordinate.>Don't tell anybody this, but I might actually sort of like him.>Wait... are you actually interested in him!?>Other
>>30450193>Don't tell anybody this, but I might actually sort of like him.
>>30450193>He's a loyal subordinate."I have to admit, he's grown on me. But I will deny I ever said that."
>>30450193>He's a loyal subordinate.Say no to shipping of any kind.
>>30450193>Well, he's a good friend of mine."Why? Thinking of hitting that?"
>>30450193>Well, he's a good friend of mine.
>>30450193>Wait... are you actually interested in him!?
>>30450193>>He's a loyal subordinate.>>other"Beyond that... I dunno."
>>30450193>>Well, he's a good friend of mine.>>He's a loyal subordinate.>>Don't tell anybody this, but I might actually sort of like him.
>>30450193>don't tell anybody this, but I might actually sort of like him.
>>30450193>Well, he's a good friend of mine.>If you blush blame it on the springSeriously guys, he's more than just a subordinate.
>>30450193>Don't tell anybody this, but I might actually sort of like him.>Wait... are you actually interested in him!?The only option
>>30450193>Well, he's a good friend of mine.>Don't tell anybody this, but I might actually sort of like him.
>>30450193>>Well, he's a good friend of mine.
>>30450193>Well, he's a good friend of mine.>Don't tell anybody this, but I might actually sort of like him.Oh boy...
>>30450193>>Well, he's a good friend of mine and a loyal subordinate
>>30450193>>Well, he's a good friend of mine.>>He's a loyal subordinate.
>>30450193>>Don't tell anybody this, but I might actually sort of like him.Sure why not
>>30450193>>Don't tell anybody this, but I might actually sort of like him.>>Wait... are you actually interested in him!?
>>30450193>>Well, he's a good friend of mine.>>He's a loyal subordinate.>>"I still dunno honestly..."
>>30450193>Well, he's a good friend of mine.He is a nice guy. good drinking buddy wager
>>30450193>>Well, he's a good friend of mine.I mean....>>He's a loyal subordinate!um....umm...hey...>>Don't tell anybody this, but I might actually sort of like him.But..>>Wait... are you actually interested in him!?thesaddestface.jpg
>>30450335That would be pretty funny to see.
>>30450193>>Well, he's a good friend of mine.>>He's a loyal subordinate.>>Don't tell anybody this, but I might actually sort of like him.>>Wait... are you actually interested in him!?EVERYTHING
>>30450193>Well, he's a good friend of mine.That is all
>>30450193>>>Well, he's a good friend of mine.>>He's a loyal subordinate.>Wait... are you actually interested in him!?
I just don't see Leo as a love interest. He's not very interesting imho. Good squaddie, just not a very noteworthy character.This can be fixed, of course.
>>30450193>"He's had my back every time I needed him, and a few other times beside.">"I don't think I'd still be here if it weren't for him."
>>30450193"Well, I consider a good friend and subordinate, if that's what you mean." You shrug. "Ah, in that case..." Egan starts blushing a bit, though you're not sure if it's her or just the water temperature. "What would you think if I tried... erm... initiating romantic relations with him?""Like... a date?" You blink."That would be the term, yes.">I don't see any problem with that.>OH HELL NAW.>Other
>>30450463>I don't see any problem with that.Matchmaker time?
>>30450463>I don't see any problem with that.>Other"But I still expect you to be a father-figure for Carol."
>>30450463>I don't see any problem with that.
>>30450463>I don't see any problem with that.I'll probably need to explain the family situation to Carol again though.
>>30450463>>I don't see any problem with that.This love-triangle...
>>30450463>I don't see any problem with that.This is going to bite us in the future
>>30450463>I don't see any problem with that."So much for that cold scientist's heart, eh?" *Wink, wink, nudge*
>>30450480Supporting, maintaining a proper family unit for Carol is important!
>>30450463>>I don't see any problem with that.Float up next to her, arm around her.>>other"You're gonna need some help, aren't you?""Carol, not a word of this to anyone 'mkay?"
>>30450463>>I don't see any problem with that.
>>30450463>OtherFlashback to a MG ex-comrade who you personally killed asking you the same kind of question back in the day
>>30450522[x]thisCarol needs to keep this quiet
>>30450463>>30450554More 'nam flashbacks please!>>30450565Discretion is advisted
>>30450554This would be funny. We probably have set up dates for our MG friends before.
>>30450463>OH HELL NAW.
>>30450463"Awww, is Egan in looooooove~Sure, knock yourself out. But I still expect you to be a decent father."
>>30450554Nice, switching vote from >I don't see any problem with that.
>>30450554this, completely and utterly this.
>>30450463>I don't see any problem with that.Dammit...
>>30450463"Huh, I don't see any problem with that." You grin.>roll 1d20
Rolled 7>>30450669No spaghetti.
>>30450669come on 1
>>30450675>>30450679>>30450680So, are we getting nam style flashbacks?
>>30450702I hope. We shouldn't need to roll to remember things, right?
Rolled 18Either Egan is serious...Or shes fishing to see if Alice sees Egan in a romantic light.Oh wow. This is going to descend into drama either way.
>>30450749She's in for disappointment given the current "no yuri ever" sentiment here.
>>30450759Dunno about that, all I see right now is "its complicated."
>>30450669For moment, as you blink, you see Mirai sitting where Egan is, and suddenly memories come flooding back, like back in junior high, before you became magical girls, how you and Mirai and Jo would gossip about boys and deciding on which ones to ask out-And suddenly the image is gone as you blink again."Alice, are you all right?" Egan blinks curiously. "You're short of breath. Are you having an allergic reaction?""N-No, I'm fine." You assure her. "Just another one of those little panic attacks." "I see." Egan nods. "Well anyways, good for you Egan. I guess there IS room for love in that cold scientist's heart of yours." You say, snaking an arm around her shoulders. "Remember to give me all the juicy details, okay?""I'll consider it."With that, you lean back in the bath to soak in the warm water. You're not sure why, but it felt like things were changing, and changing fast. First there was Loki's reappearance, Carol's awakening, and now Egan of all people considering asking Leo out. You have a feeling that the world in general was moving a lot faster know.And you fear that it was going to leave you behind."Think fast, Mom!" Carol says as she splashes water into your face."Goddamnit, Carol!" You laugh as retaliate with your own splash, completely forgetting what you were thinking about just a second ago.>And that's it for tonight! Tune in next week for the next thread! And don't forget PJ Witches on Friday and Cyberpunk Idols on Saturday!
>>30450749Or she's hoping to fish a reaction out of us to see if we like Leo.
Nice running Merc, and G'night everyone! I will have the next Tribunal meeting by Saturday.
>>30450776Dammit, I was hoping for a Leo route but....whatever/
>>30450776Well, we didn't need any relationships besides a Mother/Daughter one. I hope we can get to some actual fighting against MGs soon.
I am conflicted at these recent developments
>>30450803Don't worry, this revelation could help Alice move forward in the world.
>>30450827This. Carol is enough.
>>30450803Still possible.what if alice is part of the harem and not the harem master
>>30450827So we're going under the Nanoha ruling?Again the feeling I have for that are a little weird if not bad.
>>30450870I guess it is a bit strange, but I think that is due to Alice not exactly having plans after dealing with the MG threat.
>>30450870pretty much how I feel about it.its just little odd for me...
>>30450870Feels odd to.This is new. For a quest at least.Is this what a midlife crisis feels like?
>>30450950I think so... I wish I don't have to go through that.
>>30450930I kind of worry about it. Right now, Alice only has the job and Carol. Once the job is done, we need to find a new purpose and fast.
>>30450930Probably, I don't even have an explanation (a coherent one at least) but the only sense of weirdness I had was with Nanoha, thus the Nanoha ruling >>30450943Agreed,>>30450950I think this has happen before at some point but I'm not sure I like it.
>>30450999Oh well, who knows what Merc has planned for Alice? Maybe it will work out in the end if we play the cards right.
>>30451028How to resolve this love triangle though. Hmm.Its obvious that leo likes alice.
>>30451105so we take him into our bed, and then when he's on us, we hold him in place and Egan penetrates him from behind?
>>30451128...so turn it into leo's harem of alice and egan?
>>30451105Well we don't even know what Leo thinks of the situation, so we still have some hope.