"M-my daughter...Give me my daughter back!!"Daughter?Today has been just like yesterday, tomorrow will be just like today. A new surprise behind every corner...or LCD screen as the case may be. You stare curiously at the frantic woman on the screen, her constant hopping and shouting at the security camera amusing you more than it really should. While the garment she has on is a plain white color, you can tell it was expertly crafted. In fact, you can't see any seams on it at all. More importantly, the sections below her elbows and knees are covered with a hard, black chitin which seems to move freely along with her joints. Rather than a glove, you're certain this carapace is simply a part of her body. A second set of limbs juts out from her back, covered with the same chitin, but tipped with sharp looking spikes instead of hands and feat. You might have had some doubts before, but those features make it as plain as day: this woman is as inhuman as she claims to be. Mother Weaver, she called herself. You look back to the holding cell behind you and see your captive, Arachne. The two are practically identical, with the only meaningful difference being a bright red dot in the middle of Weaver's head. Rather than mother and daughter, they're more like twins...Beside the strange, hopping spider-woman is another inhuman creature. Once more, the basic form seems regular enough, but there's something off about the way her skin looks. It's obviously flesh and blood, but it is broken up by strange lines at regular intervals. Instead of the normal features of elbows, knees, and knuckles, she has what appears to be hinges, servos, and other strange bits and pieces It appears she is acting as an interpreter between you and Weaver. Anyway, you should probably say something before this gets out of hand.>Are they really spiders?>What happened to the "law of the wild?">Tease Mother Weaver.[Let's take today slowly and elegantly]
>>31108434[ 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.][Oh, I don't know what some of you heard, but the projected length of DXQ got extended beyond my original scope. Hope you guys keep having fun with it.]
>>31108434>>What happened to the "law of the wild?"
>>31108434>Are they really spiders?
>>31108434>>What happened to the "law of the wild?"ALso asked whats up with chocolate
>>31108434>What happened to the "law of the wild?"
>>31108434>Are they really spiders?Seriously.Even in a world of Overeds, SOME things are still weird.
>>31108434>Are they really spiders?Can we please get back to dinner? The roast is getting cold.
>>31108546No matter how many times I see this, I love it every time.
>>31108460>Hope you guys keep having fun with it.you fucking bet i am.
>>31108600DOn't you mean warm? Our dinner was frozen
Okay, I think that's most of us. Let me count these up and see what we're doing.
>>31108600...didn't they already eat the choie bits of the roast? We should see if there's anything else in cold storage though. Maybe Claire can cook something.
so does this mean, more than half of her army are her offsprings?
>>31108600>>31108780fuck it,let's ask if she is lactating.
>>31108813If she thinks that's Captains fetish she'll come up with something. That said I'd prefer to push Claire toward mental health and normalcy, not just being a <insert fetish> gag.
>>31108813I see.Making Claire so disgustingly untouchable that only the Captain can ever have her.A clever scheme, indeed.
>>31108876I'm actually curious on how they know captain, and why they fear him somewhat.
>>31108434So just what happened to the "law of the wild"? Wasn't this whole ultimatum about letting the strongest survive? Not that you don't find it humorous on a personal level, but watching the opposing side instantly give in the moment one of them gets captured is not what you expected of the wild Renegade Beings who chose to live with nature. The artificial woman nods at the camera and then turns to her superior to relate the message."T-that is that! This is this! You're not a parent, you don't understand!"It seems she's going to be inconsolable while she's worried about her daughter."If I may, Mr. Assailant," Weaver's assistant speaks up, "My name is Elle. Elle Iidee. I serve as Mother Weaver's second in command. As my commander is currently out of her right mind, I would like to negotiate terms for a mutual cease fire. If amicable, I shall relay this to the other members of our splinter group."You look to Chief, then to Hawkeye. Chief gives you a tentative nod and steps aside, apparently leaving the decision up to you. Hawkeye, however, gives you a signal to cut off negotiations. Both are okay ideas, you suppose. You could always head to the back and get a third opinion if you really think you need it. Either way, you'll need to answer Elle before you can do anything.>Agree to negotiate>Cut off negotiations>Go see your other...friends.
>>31109004>16 year old girl>lactating
>>31108923This assumes that Claire wouldn't induce Chief or just kidnap Fallen Angel.
>>31109055>>Go see your other...friends.Just for giggles, we should see their opinions
>>31109055>Elle Iidee>Agree to negotiate
>>31109055>Agree to negotiateIf it pisses off dorkeye, it MUST be a good idea.
>>31109060Lactation makes your breasts larger and firmer. Greetings from /d/.
>>31109055>>Agree to negotiate
>>31109055Negotiate.Maybe we can go home without things getting worse?
>>31109098Do you not like their wonderful naming sense?
>>31109055LETS (bristle on verge of transformation)Negotiate.
>>31109055>Agree to negotiateThe Chief okayed it, and we don't give a shit what Hawkeye thinks.
>>31109055>Agree to negotiate.Just give them the girl and ask them to let us leave. These people are Birdman's problems.
>>31109117I wasn't arguing with that, more with the mechanics of getting a 16 year old girl to lactate.The implication being you'd have to impregnate her first.
>>31109055>Mr. AssailantOh boy, a new nickname. And I don't remember doing much assailing. She practically knocked herself out on our self-destructive psyche.
>>31109207Actually impregnation isn't needed for lactation. There's a variety of ways to start it.
>>31109055>Agree to negotiate
>>31109175they will attack us again the moment we give her daughter, i propose they let us leave this dimension go home with the hostage and keep her until the feud between the two organization is over.just hoping this hostage act like her age.
>>31109207>The implication being you'd have to impregnate her first.Counting and writing, by the way.
>>31109245>just hoping this hostage act like her age.The mother acts like a child. Plus they're renegade beings; they could be months old for all we know.
>>31109240Mmm. I suppose, knowing Claire, you could just ASK her to take things to mess up her hormonal levels, but anyway. Stopping now.
>>31109266>Implying Captain would have any say in knocking Claire up if she decided she wanted his child sooner than later...
Oh by the way... I wrote a smutfic for this quest. I'm actually surprised at myself. It's definitely outside my usual range, and I knocked it out in a couple hours. Much faster than usual. Captain/Diabloshttp://pastebin.com/THWem5Nq
>>31109295Simply using a breastpump long enough can induce it. But yeah, stopping as well.
>>31109321after reading the comedic ero diabloli fic before this, it just feel short.still i thank you for a good read!
>>31109389Where was that fic?
>>31109321Well, I have something new to read.
>>31109055Yeah, sure you can negotiate. Out of the corner of your eye, you see Hawkeye cross his arms and turn away. Chief immediately jumps, apparently unaware of his disapproval and goes about apologizing for your insolence and making comforting gestures. Somehow, it really pisses you off. You grit your teeth and return your attention to the monitor."Then, shall we not meet somewhere neutral? You can keep Arachne in your quarters for now, but I request that two of you come to the central dining area in one hour to discuss matters with us. You must come, Mr. Assailant, but you are free to choose who you may take with you. If these terms please you, I look forward to a fruitful discussion, and hopefully a peaceful resolution to his matter."With that, Elle begins to shoo Weaver out of the sight of the cameras. You begin to wonder who is really in charge of Xenos, but nevertheless, you've been given a time and a place. You return your attention to the two chiefs."I cannot believe you would negotiate with these inhuman terrorists, Noble Blood. I believed you to be dedicated to the cause of justice!""But I am, Hawkeye! I merely wished to--""You have overstepped your bounds in my jurisdiction! Were we not peers, this is an action which would see severe consequences!"Chief puts a hand to her face, and you see her choke back a sob."I-I'm sorry..."Chief turns away swiftly, scattering tears behind her as she runs to the other side of the room. You feel like you should do something, but your utter lack of experience in this area roots you to the spot. You mentally switch gears, thinking about the new task at hand. Right, you have to bring someone along with you...>Bring Hawkeye>Bring Chief>Go to the holding Cell and choose among the others.
>>31109557>>Go to the holding Cell and choose among the others.
>>31109557>Go to the holding Cell and choose among the others
>>31109389Where the fanfic man.
>>31109557>Go to the holding Cell and choose among the others.Hawkeye's a dick who'll prevent any peace. Chief's just been yelled down by Hawkeye, and so will prevent any peace.Diabloli's just asking for problems, as is taking the hostage there.Realistically, if we want any backup (and we do) it has to be Claire.
>>31109557>Chief puts a hand to her face, and you see her choke back a sob.>"I-I'm sorry...">Chief turns away swiftly, scattering tears behind her as she runs to the other side of the roomAll is as it should be
>>31109557>Bring ChiefBut make sure before we go that we tell Claire that we're entrusting her with the careful treatment of our prisoner and with keeping Diabloli- er, I mean Seven, restrained and playing nice.
>>31109557>>Go to the holding Cell and choose among the others.Hawkeye sucks, and Chief is mad at us, soo... someone else.
>>31109321You have made me feel a strange feel in the middle of a quest. Good job! I'll add this to the document later.
>>31109637Is chief really mad at us though? I mean yeah she's a little ticked off that we keep refusing to join up, but I'm reading most of the current thread as her being desperate for Hawkeye's approval. Or do you think she's trying to make Captain jealous?
>>31109673She wants Hawkeye's approval.
>>31109557>Go to the holding Cell and choose among the others.Birdman is a dick.
>>31109557>>Go to the holding Cell and choose among the others.grab the hostage.>>31109620>>31109407don't have the link sorry.
>>31109695You want this to be a three on one fight, don't you...
>>31109557>Bring Chief.Hawkeye can go eat a dick, and Clare's getting on my nerves again.
>>31109673she treats him(?) as her mentor/master.
>>31109695http://pastebin.com/ZsipGqDKSokay I found it on the DocDXR is a good man for keeping thm there
>>31109712The problem with bringing the chief is that to suck up to hawkeye, she will sabotage negotiations.
>>31109711Peace Anon! It's here >>31109721
counting, writing, loving my playerbase
>>31109711Have to make it a fair fight somehow.Omae Wa Mou Shindeiru!
>>31109725Maybe, or she'll try to do an excellent job to impress him. Remember, she treats ghost girl like any other maid, not as inferior by virtue of being non human.
>>31109643I was kinda unsure of how tg would react to NTR, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.>>31109673>trying to make Captain jealousHmm, I hadn't thought of it like that. That's certainly possible, but I feel like Chief is such a stone-cold tsundere that she'd never admit it in a million years. It's like Claire said, Chief would like it if Cap took initiative toward her. (she actually said Chief was into being taken by force, but we can assume..)>>31109721Bueno.
>>31109725Should we try to tell her that we don't like his methods later?
>>31109763Fair enough, I just don't see how we could have a fair fight without Rin and Fallen angel suddenly showing up to help us out. And even then I see it ending in a tie...
>>31109787There's nothing wrong with his methods. We just don't like him as a person.
>>31109725We should ask him what he thinks of the maid.Also, where is meido? I think she might be a good choice to bring along.
>>31109770I doubt it.Plus, if his actions are anything to go by, he'll get pissy about Chief going against his will anyway, regardless of the results.He seems like enough of a control freak to want everything to go exactly his way, especially while we're in his home.Really, by not picking Chief, we're doing her a favour, as it doesn't force her to choose between doing what is right and what her idol wants.
>>31109787She'd find a way to twist that into seeing it as an attempt by us at character assassination.It'd push her further from us and closer to him.Frankly, the best thing we can do is let him keep acting like a dick to her, while we don't.
>>31109826The maid wasn't invited, so she's back at our place. Also, I don't want to out the meido in case Hawkeye decides to confiscate our housecleaner and only normal being in this quest.
The captain has such an interesting life.God help him if when Rin writes one
>>31109857>Frankly, the best thing we can do is let him keep acting like a dick to her, while we don't.But we do act like a dick to her, regularly.
>>31109875Then we continue being a dick to her. Until she stops asking us to join her shitty organization and stop biting us.
>>31109875How about acting like a dick, but in a nice way?...yeah, I got nothin'...
>>31109875It's relative.She's used to it from us.
>>31109894Eh. It's been working so far.
>>31109913How about we give her the dick.
>>31109875So what? She deserves it, she constantly bites us and treats us like crap.I wasn't surprised when people wanted to slap her shit in frustration
>>31109894>Stob biting us outside of combat where it removes status effects and gives us a temporary power boost.Let's not go overboard here, the lolivampire can be pretty useful.
>>31109894>>31109913Well, after this we could give her some minor sympathy.Nothing much. Just enough so that she stops moping and goes back to being tsundere.
>>31109954>Well, after this we could give her some minor sympathy.Nope.
>>31109721>Too bad, it w-was me, Seven!Fucking lost it.
>>31109936I still think we should have tried punching her in the face and she should have bitten off our fist in mid swing, then spent the next thrifty seconds or so trying to cough it up. Written well it would have been great comedy.
>>31109864That'd be something. I feel like Rin's would stop suddenly halfway through because she thinks it sucks and she's a failure. And then Fallen Angel would write the rest and make it Chuuni as fuck.>>31109913I dunno. I can appreciate that we're in heavy denial all the time, but I feel like we need to get in at least a few moments of not being a dick. It's kind of uncomfortable to watch us needlessly be an asshole even when everyone else isn't.
>>31109557You think that bringing the section chiefs along right now wouldn't be the most bright of ideas. One seems very opposed to negotiating and all and the other is...a crying girl. You don't know how to handle crying girls, so you won't!You step back into the Holding Cell to find a strange sight. Claire has pushed Seven's chair to the ground, and is holding the girl down with her foot. Seven appears to have been covered with a white t-shirt, knee socks, and a pair of panties. She is violently thrashing about in her bindings, snarling curses and insults at Claire. For her part, Claire is giving Seven a particularly cold look. In one hand, she holds a jersey and what looks like...bloomers? In her other hand, she keeps her signature firearm leveled at Seven's head. Arachne is cowering in the corner, sobbing."...I will not tell you again, Subject Seven. I do not particularly mind you being nude, but you will not spoil darling's debut with your nudist tenden--ah, Captain."Both Seven and Claire look up at you, but in that moment of distraction, your partner takes this opportunity to slide the bloomers on Seven's body. The smaller girl seems very unenthused about being dressed..."Can I help you with something, Captain?">Take Claire>Take Seven
>>31109894...you realize that most people aren't motivated to change if you're a dick to them, right?
>>31109989>>Take ClaireBecause I'm sure 'Neither' isn't an option.
>>31109989>Take SevenLIVE DANGEROUSLY
>>31109989>Take ClaireSeven doesn't seem like a suitable negotiator.
>>31109989Take Claire.It's a dark day when Claire is the most rational choice for a negotiation.
>>31109989>Take SevenAbusing prisoners doesn't get you hand-fed treats, Clare.
>>31109985>That'd be something. I feel like Rin's would stop suddenly halfway through because she thinks it sucks and she's a failure. And then Fallen Angel would write the rest and make it Chuuni as fuck.PRINT IT!>>31109989>Take SevenPromise her more icecream and manga
>>31109989>Take SevenA three way fight? Sure why not?
>>31109989Take Seven.Claire will make things more inopportune and allude to Captain being a sexual beast, which is probably not good.Seven... we can probably bribe her with something.
>>31109989>Take SevenRegardless of who comes with us, we should tell Clare what >>31110019 said.
>>31109989>Take ClaireSorry Arachne, you're going to die before we get back.
>>31109989>>Take SevenAlso Christ apologize to Arachne
>>31109989>Take ClaireI mean, come on, Seven is a prisoner we just recaptured during an escape attempt. One with a powerset that has proven very hard to keep from running away.
>>31109989>>Take Seven claire should watch the hostage.
>>31109989>Take ClaireI suppose we try to bribe Seven to be good while we're gone, but I think it'd be safer just to make the Chief watch her.
>>31110057good point, if we take Claire, Seven might kill arachne.captcha: the god avanoen-...what?
>>31109989>Take ClaireSeven. Negotiations. Yea- no.
>>31110089Seven is bound.
Whelp, looks like Seven's going to win. I propose we let her murder everyone while Cap takes a nap.
>>31110096she can also turn into string, apparently.
>>31109989>Take SevenWe haven't spent much time with Seven, and Clare's getting to be too much.
>>31110133I do think posting her those fic helped seven out a bit just now
>>31110144She'll have a hard time doing that while Chief's watching.
>>31109989There's definitely some samefagging here.
Let me count these up.>>31110133Ha ha ha. Ha.Ha.
>>31110161if you know, she stops crying first. regardless, having someone firmly in our corner in case flawless jackass tries to do something and bullies the chief into agreeing might help.
>>31110159It's funny, people said the same thing when I posted a Devon fic in AoPH. Do I believe it? Ehhh, I dunno. I think anons generally like Seven, and we haven't spent much time with her, so it's not too surprising.
>>31110181I take it you dislike my suggestion?
>>31110213I think we may have unlocked the secret "take nobody" route.
>>31110213Time for coin flip, yay.
>>31110213coin flip or take them both.
>>31110209It's retarded. there is no reason to bring Seven besides>balancin muh social linksshe's not an ally, her last action outside of custody was fighting Claire, her LAST action was trying to escape.
>>31110213Now, I think I tallied every vote and didn't vote twice. This is a tie.>>31110236>>31110237The rules stipulate you can only take one...>writing
>>31110224Looks like we have a tie breaker.
>>31110259Claire with Seven hiding as a red leather corset?
>>31110224>>31110265No we don't. I vote Seven! (Yes, I really haven't voted yet.)
>>31110294This can only end badly.Do it.
I really wish we could just take Arachne to get her away from these freaks.
>>31110339capt. is an even bigger freak
>>31110333It ends with Seven disgusted, but then does it so she can kill claire when the top becomes a mouth and bites Claire's upper torso off.
>>31110339Maybe we'll finally have met someone we can commiserate with."These people are all insane, how do you stand it?!""I don't. Can I join Xeno?"
>>31109989Of course you'll be taking Claire. What kind of guy would take along a psychopath like Seven? Upon asking for her help, Claire practically jumps to your side, her previous coldness having vanished in an instant."I'm overjoyed that you wanted my company, Captain. I promise to not embarrass you on this important mission."The freshly clothed Seven glares at the two of you, righting her chair with the use of her long mane. She hops over to you and delivers a feeble kick to your shin."Hey, asshole! Take me too!"Before you know it, Claire is at eye level with Seven, delivering an unblinking stare at your prisoner. "You will treat Captain with more respect than that. Furthermore, you are under watch for having escaped your cell. What reason do you have to cut into my alone time with...no, to interfere with this important mission?"Seven pales, shrinking back in her seat. "I...uh...can help! Yeah. You can sneak me in! Remember that thread trick? I'm not trying to escape, honest!"You don't really trust Seven here, but it is true that she can be a trump card if you need it. You don't feel safe keeping her on your person anymore..."Allow me, Captain. Subject Seven does have a point. An advantage in this situation may be all that keeps this negotiation from turning into an ambush.""No, I really was more interested in-"Claire turns back to Seven, her blank face showing no sign of hesitation. She undoes the bindings on Seven and pulls her out of the chair."A ribbon. I want a ribbon, Subject Seven. And if you attempt to escape..."The terrorist sighs, and you see her body reform itself into a long, silky red ribbon. Claire snatches the material up and ties it into her hair. It does look pretty cute...but you can't get over how it's really Seven."Now then, is there something you'd like to do first? Or shall we proceed to the meeting early?">Go confer with Chief first.>Discuss a strategy with Claire.>Go early and wait.
>>31110493>>Go confer with Chief first.
>>31110493>>Go confer with Chief first.Let's hope she's not crying any more. We seriously don't know how to handle tears
>>31110493>>Go early and wait.Just get it done, inform Seven that this is probably a Fetish of Claire somehow, promise icecream for her later
>>31110493>Discuss strategy with ClaireMention they're lactose intolerant and see if we can pump any extra information out of Arachne.
>>31110493>Go confer with Chief first.This is either the most brilliant, or the most idiotic plan ever, taking Seven.
>>31110493>Discuss a strategy with Claire.Prior Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss-Poor Performance.
>>31110493>Go early and wait.Take the prisoner as a sign of goodwill.
>>31110493>Go confer with Chief first.Best to keep the Boss in the loop.
(I hope this compromise satisfied everyone by the way.)
>>31110574It's The Seven P's.
>>31110493>>Discuss a strategy with Claire.
>>31110593I'm Happy as long Sept get's more time. We should should play video games with her
>>31110493>Go confer with Chief first.
Hai hai, cutting off votes here. Let's get to counting.
>>31110593The compromise was good.
>>31110593Oh yes, it is happiness.Not a corsetBut good
>>31110593I'm pleased with how it turned out. Mostly because I know we're going to suffer for it.
>>31110493We should totally tell Claire that she looks cute with the hair ribbon, then tell Seven than she makes a very cute ribbon.
If only we knew a Hanuman.>swagger into negotiations as this is playing from thin air:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmqHs_6VSzQ
>>31110849Luna is Hanuman/Chimaera
>>31110493You think you'd better clear what you're doing with the Chief first. After all, she might not be your boss, but she's still...um...what is she? Well never mind that, you still need to go talk this over with her anyway. When you get back to the Chief, she seems to have regained some of her composure. While her eyes are a little red and puffy, she otherwise looks just fine. She's lucky that she doesn't need to wear makeup, otherwise it would have been utterly ruined. "Yes, Wild Card? You're going out to meet them with Claire? A good choice. She's been part of many of my negotiations, so she will smooth things over if you make a misstep...Did you have anything specific you wanted to ask?"Well, how about the basics? You don't know the first thing about negotiating."Oh...oh dear. Just, just try to not be yourself. Imagine someone much more sophisticated and gentle."Right. That's very helpful.--
>>31110962You find yourself in the banquet hall once more, waiting around for your erstwhile hunters to show up for a talk. You've righted some of the tables and cleared away most of the food from the floor. Such a shame it was all wasted. You suppose it was a good thing that this happened during the rehearsal dinner instead of the proper dinner tomorrow...not that you're particularly interested in an Overed mixer. You look over to Claire, who is standing by patiently. She has her hands folded in her lap and has taken a modest and dignified pose for a change. Normally, you don't pay it any attention, but like this you can really see it for yourself. Claire is very pretty. The sharp suit she's wearing and the way she tied her ribbon make a contrast between a professional appeal and a touch of femininity that you can't help but think is cute. Claire notices your gaze and returns your look, her cheeks turning Seven's trademark red.You shake your head. No matter what passing thoughts you may have, the fact remains that Claire is a weirdo. You'll get rid of her someday, right? Right?At the end of the banquet hall, the doors swing open. In walks Mother Weaver, with Elle in tow. Looks like they're ready to begin talks. You get up and consider how you should best approach this...>Be friendly.>Be frank.>Stay quiet and shake hands.
>>31110923Bueno.We need to conspire to make sure she's within easy access next time there's a surprise kidnapping like this.
>>31110981>>Be frank.We still are the Captain
>>31110981>>Stay quiet and shake hands.
>>31110981>Stay quiet and shake hands.
>>31110981>Be frank.While there's no need to be straight-up hostile, I doubt they want to get too chummy with the guy who just KIDNAPPED HER DAUGHTER.
>>31110981>Be frank.Look, I know Chief said not to act like ourself, but... just this. For us not to be frank would probably cause the very fabric of space to tear out of sheer impossibility.Also, I just realized that Claire is in a suit. Yessssssss
Honestly, I wonder as to who the hell Captain's parents were and if he got this way with or without their tampering.Personally, I imagine Captain's Dad to be pic related.It would explain the autism. And the punching.
>>31111050If we have to be frank, let's be"I'm hoping we can get this over with peacefully and quickly. We don't want to fight." sort of frank
>counting writingIt is hard to resist watching the KLK sitting in my downloads folder, but I will hold off until this thread is finished!
Captain's whole life has become Schadenfreude: the Freudening hasn't it?
>>31111199What are the KKK doing in your - oh. Wait, what does KLK stand for?
>>31111317Kill la Kill
>>31111317Kill La KillIt's the story of a girl and her sentient uniform
>>31111199I know that pain
>>31110981You don't see any reason to put on airs. You're both here because you want to get this over with quickly. You give the two an idle wave and motion them over to the table where you're sitting. Before you even finish the gesture, however, Claire has gotten up to meet them, shaking their hands and bowing deeply. "Very good to meet you. I am simply an aide today, but I hope to make this talk go as smoothly as possible."Hm. Is she already covering for you? No, no, couldn't be. Elle and Weaver come over to your table and have a seat. Weaver still seems as distraught as ever, so it's only natural that Elle speaks up first. She hands Weaver what looks like a tissue, and then folds her hands on the table, apparently ready to open up negotiations."Good evening. I see that you have accepted our terms, so why don't we first begin with something we can both agree on. You would like to leave this place, yes?"Of course you would, what kind of question is that?"Good, then shall we discuss the terms upon which all parties will remove themselves from the premises?"Wait, what? Everyone leaves tonight? That seems a little easy...>Bring up how you have the mixer tomorrow.>Ask how long you have to remain gone.>Who says you're going anywhere?
>>31111439>>Ask how long you have to remain gone.Let's not give information away and figure out their intention
>>31111439>Ask how long you have to remain gone.No sense in telling the terrorists that there'll be a large meeting tomorrow if we don't have to.
>>31111439>Who says you're going anywhere?It sounds like they plan on just taking over the castle once everyone leaves.
>>31111439>Bring up how you have the mixer tomorrow.
>>31111439>Who says you're going anywhere?I think you should leave before we do anything to your daughter
>>31111506Threats like that are terrible when negotiating.
>>31111439>>Bring up how you have the mixer tomorrow.
>>31111523We have the advantage why not push it?
>>31111439>Bring up the mixer tomorrow>invite them to the mixer tomorrowIt's their house after all.
>>31111556Because it'll cause needless bloodshed.Really, if you balls-up the negotiations by making us have this kind of attitude, you might as well have just shoved a leash around our necks tagged "lapdog" and then handed the reins to Captain Birdseye.
>>31111556Because threatening a distraught mother's child usually results in being attacked by said distraught mother, and fighting's a lot of work. Cap doesn't like work.
>>31111439>Bring up how you have the mixer tomorrow.I want to turn it into the Xeno/UGN mixer."We have a common interest: Good Food. You receive some agreed upon number of invites and can leave together with Arachne afterwards."Not to mention it will rustle Hawkeye, but still leave open the possibility for better relations and not having a fight over the territory in the end.
Okay, let's see where we're at...
>>31111556Because negotiation is a matter of establishing trust. If you make a threat of that nature to a person, it will make finding common ground utterly impossible.
>>31111650I still think Hawkeye is going to turn out to be the villain of this arc. Think about it, we're forced to take him out, his workload falls to chief and she decides to farm some of it out to us. Thus Hawkeye being the bad guy is the path that leads to the most Captain Suffering.
>>31111761It Had To Be This Way
>>31111792>Hawkeye Cooks his HawkWould be amused.
>>31111761Oh, Hawkeye wants Captain to take him out, but not in the way you're thinking of.
>>31111439Don't you have that mixer you have to go to tomorrow? You can't just clear out of here tonight. Even if you did, odds are a bunch of people would just show up tomorrow and ruin the whole deal. Isn't there something else Xenos can consider, or can they at least postpone this thing until this party is resolved?"..What's a mixer?"Weaver seems to have collected herself, finally, and cocks her eyebrow at you. Oh right. These guys have never lived in human society, have they? They would have never known about something like this. How do you best explain this...? Maybe just focus on how it's a party with a lot of people and plenty of food? They probably wouldn't get the other portions of it--even you don't get those parts very well."F-food? More than what was here tonight?"You're pretty sure. Hawkeye overdid it, but there's bound to be more goods tomorrow since there's going to be a much bigger crowd. These guys...were they really starving or something?"No, we weren't starving or anything. But, uh, maybe we could consider putting all this behind us if you give me my daughter back and let us eat our fill tomorrow? Call it even?"...This is pathetic, really. Where did all that concern for her flesh and blood go? You're beginning to think that this entire raid was just about filling their stomachs and nothing more. Is Xenos just a bunch of starving weirdos in the wilderness? Are they all like this?>Agree to her terms>Disagree>Probe for more information
>>31111924>Agree.Let's get it over with.
>>31111924>>Agree to her terms
>>31111924>Agree to her termsThere, problem solved. We can all go home now.
>>31111924>>Probe for more informationJust how many are you exactly? If there's too many of you, the foods not going to be enough
>>31111924>>Agree to her termsSure. Whatever. Can I go home now.
>>31111924>>Probe for more informationquestion on the topic on why you are infamous to them
>>31111924>AgreeAT LAST, FREEDOM
>>31111924>Probe for more informationWe need to make sure they don't eat /ALL/ the food. We want some too you know.
>>31111924>>Probe for more informationTell you what. You agree not to take any aggressive actions against humanity or join up with a group called Fallen Hearts and we'll give you a constant supply of food and other requested items, in exchange for your friendship and assistance, as well as respect for your independence from human related matters and problems.
>>31112056I can dig it. Seconded.
>>31111924>Probe for more information
>>31111924>Counter OfferAgree to a cultural exchange program where Arachne spends some time learning about human society under Chief's tutelage and we'll invite you to the mixer tomorrow give you an open welcome to stop by and visit.
>counting>writing>getting a snack
>Probe for more informationWe need to find out how many are coming/allowed. More due to the fact that they are potential hostiles, and we need to make sure the number is one UGN is comfortable in handling.Plus we need to hammer out the details of this hostage turnover a little more clearly. I'd like to keep Arachne until the party is over, not necessarily in full lockup, but at least chaperoned. I'm sure Weaver won't like the idea, but otherwise we don't have any leverage against shenanigans in the meantime.
>>31112056It's False Hearts, but whatever.
>>31112056changing muh vote to this.also tell them not to populate too much.
>>31112133don't they just pop up out of nowhere?
>>31111924It doesn't sound like a bad deal to you, but maybe you should figure out some more information first. It never hurts to be informed about these things, right? Maybe something like how many of them there are, or something like how long they've been out here, or maybe where they normally live so this can all be avoided in the future. You don't want to agree to something blindly...for a change."Ahh, well, there's about thirty of us. Nineteen of my daughters, and then ten others, including Elle here. We've been squatti--staying in these woods for about two years now. Before that, we were part of the main branch of Xenos and sort of travelled around with the rest of them."Main branch?"We were kind of...kicked out. Seems our leader didn't think we were contributing very much to her overall plan, so she just left without us one day. B-but we're still valued members of Xenos overall! Fighting the good fight for our kind!"And when was the last time any of them actually got into a fight? Seems that all these people are good for is dining and dashing. "Um.."Yeah, this is about what you expected from them. >Invite them to the mixer tomorrow.>Decline inviting them and figure something else out.
>>31112328>Invite them to the mixer tomorrow.
>>31112328>Invite them to dinner tomorrow.
>>31112328find out if they're willing to work with you about things- bad first impression and all that make people worried they might try something at the mixer. All things said, they're the most polite and reasonable that you've met so far, so you'd hope they could be trusted to their word.
>>31112328>Invite them to the mixer tomorrow.Might be tossing a torch into a tower made of powder kegs but what the hell, how could it hurt?
>>31112328>>Invite them to the mixer tomorrow.Add in what >>31112056 suggested as a means of convincing them that an alliance with us might be a good idea.
>>31112328>Invite them to the mixer tomorrow.Chief wasn't crying when we left, we need to fix that!
>>31112328>>Invite them to the mixer tomorrow.Alright. Time for video games and homework.
>>31112328Thirty doesn't sould like too much. After all, HatofulOculus is the one organising catering.>Invite them to the mixer tomorrow.
>>31112395>HatofulOculusShouldn't have lol'd. lol'd.
>>31109989Claire's the best.
Alright, let's get to writing.
>>31112328>>Invite them to the mixer tomorrow.man i wish i were there and score a monster girl.
>>31112328Fine. If it'll get you out of this mess, they can come to the mixer tomorrow. It's not like you were going to really enjoy that particular party anyway, what's another thirty weirdos in attendance? "Oh fantastic! Then as soon as you let my daughter go, I'll release the castle from stasis."You give Weaver a nod and get up from the table. Claire follows suit, making sure to thank them and shake their hands as you make your way back toward the safe room. You let out a sigh of relief the moment you're out of your guest's view. You're glad all that's over, and what's more, it was resolved peacefully for a change. Why can't everything be this easy?"Splendid work as always, Captain. You were able to deduce the needs of others while still meeting your own. A valuable quality in a negotiator and a lover. Of course, my only need is you, Captain..."Claire steps up next to you and ruffles your hair. You valiantly resist the urge to knock her upside the head."Ugh, shut up about that. Hey, can I go back now? I'm seriously tired of being a scrap of cloth!" Seven flaps around energetically on the side of Claire's head, clearly capable of emoting even without a human form."No, I noticed Captain rather liked the way we looked together. I believe I shall use you as an accessory for a while longer. I will hear no complaints."Seven immediately goes limp and grumbles. --
>>31112782"What!? Absolutely out of the question! This event was to re-establish human bonds between our members. The emphasis here is on 'human'!"Describing Hawkeye as furious would be an understatement. He kicks over his chair and fumes. Chief is currently trying to calm him down, but to no avail. "Now Hawkeye, sir...we stand to gain from this. P-perhaps we could add these Renegades to the UGN? Wouldn't that be in line with our mission?"Hawkeye merely glares at her for a moment before shoving her away. He goes into the holding cell and drags out Arachne. He sets her by the door before cutting her bonds. "A deal is a deal. Even if I don't approve of it, I will honor the agreement Mr. Wild Card made in our stead. Go back to your family."The steel doors open on Hawkeye's command and Arachne bolts out of the room. Finished with his task, Hawkeye storms over to you. He attempts to stare you down, but he's forced to stand on his toes to meet your eyes. It sort of ruins the effect."For this embarrassment, I think I'll have some disciplinary actions for you tomorrow. Your chief will back me on this, right?"Chief visibly winces at Hawkeye's words and nods weakly. Great time to lose your spine, Chief."Good. You had better be ready for some hard work, Wild Card. I've got a special job for you in mind."[Thread End. We've reached a good stopping point for today, and I do like my cliffhangers, but we'll be having another thread within the next few days to keep up the pace and I'll do sme Q and A with you guys to make up for a slightly shorter thread than normal.]
>>31112796>"Good. You had better be ready for some hard work, Wild Card. I've got a special job for you in mind."HAHAHAHA, NOPE! We don't even work for UGN! He can only ask us to do it, at most!
>>31112796Fuck Hawkeye.What a bitch. And Fuck the Chief as well.No spine. How ironic. No blood for her.
>>31112856Being fair, hero worship is a hell of a drug.
>>31112782Claire continues to be the best. She's really earning her Captain Points this thread.>>31112796Nooooooooooooooooooo.
>>31112796>You had better be ready for some hard work, Wild Cardlolno. Try harder faggot. We don't work for you.
>>31112844I now want an image of Captain hugging Chief, smiling, with the text 'I don't even work for this girl'
>>31112881Yeah, his threat fell a little short.
>>31112880>Claire continues to be the best. She's really earning her Captain Points this thread.I was honestly kind of worried, with all the Seven love we've been seeing, that you guys wouldn't appreciate how Claire more or less dominates her.
>>31112856You got everything you wanted. Chief looks bad in front of her idol, Hawkeye is livid, and Captain's conduct was exemplary.Oh, and Claire's effectively neutered Seven.With regards to the highly amusing smutfic's ending, and the question as to a punishment that would actually punish Claire, I'd like to remind the thread that Claire's is terrified of ghosts. Take that as you will.DXR, what's the story behind that anyway?
>>31112914But that what makes it so good.
>>31112914>appreciate how Claire more or less dominates her.Don't worry, I'll have something on the level of my last story for you sometime soon, so everyone can appreciate that fact.
>>31112924>DXR, what's the story behind that anyway?Claire and ghosts? There are several reasons, but the one she'd likely tell you is that ghosts can posses people, and she's scared as hell of that.
>>31112943Oh, oh no. I did not mean like that. More fear.
>>31112970I see. Thanks!
>>31112914Hey, can't speak for anyone else, but I've loved the hell out of Claire's comedy injection into this quest. The fact that we've seen her bully Sadololi and tease Chief mercilessly this arc has just been extra icing on the cake (and goes to show she is hands down the craziest of Cap's allies).Anyway, great thread D, can't wait til it all hits the fan next time.
>>31112992Glad you liked it. While I do have work tomorrow, I will be here for a little while longer to answer any questions or respond to any comments.
>>31113035It might be revealing too much, but would chief have been helpful or antagonist if we'd taken her?
>>31113069Since there's no rewind button, I can go ahead and tell you that she would have helped. However, Hawkeye would have been even harder on her when you got back. Full verbal assault.
>>31113102Why is Hawkeye such a faggot?
>>31113035Tell it straight DXR, is Arachne on the waifu train?>>31113102Hahaha oh man. But we wouldn't have seen Claire loligag Seven, so I guess this is for the best.
>>31113102>Full verbal assault.Dammit. I want more Chief suffering.
Added that lewdfic to the setting document. If I get too many more of these, I'll have to make a new document.>>31113112>Why is Hawkeye such a faggot?Hawkeye really likes dicks.>>31113116>Tell it straight DXR, is Arachne on the waifu train?Dead Maid is more likely than her. Arachne is terrified of Captain, and it probably won't change.
>>31113122So do I. But it's an opportunity lost and I'm guessing she'll be harder to trick into working against Hawkeye's preferences going forward.
>>31113144>Hawkeye really likes dickGAY
>>31113144What about Arachne's mom?
>>31113122Don't worry. I plan to have Chief cry at least a few more times.>>31113165There is a renegade being on the waifu list but it isn't one of the spiderladies or their companions, sorry.
>>31113144Sounds like a goal to aspire to. I hope to bring you hilarious porn until the quest ends.
>>31113144So he's not much of a Paragon. You might even say he's... Renegade?Good, I'm going to enjoy spiting him at every turn.
>>31113146What if we'd fought Arachne instead of traumatically introducing her to our backstory? Would that make her more recruitable?
>>31113181>I plan to have Chief cry at least a few more times.
>>31113144>Hawkeye really likes dicks.Is Hawkeye on the waifu train?
>>31113181Was ghost girl originally on the list?Wait, there's a list?
>>31113202I think we killed that route when we ruined his New Zanzibar debut ball and dinner.
>>31113191It would be more likely, but still probably not.>>31113202I don't know if I'm writing *that* kind of quest, man. Plus, Hawkeye is really mad at Cap.>>31113208There's a list, sorted by pantsu type.
>>31113232>sorted by pantsu type.I really shouldn't ask, but kneesocks or thigh-highs? With garters or without?Deviancy aside, it was sweet to see Captain pay Claire an unqualified compliment, for however brief a time. He's never had a chance to get away, has he?
>>31113232Clearly Hawkeye is a very dedicated reverse-trap.Huh, would have expected you to go with bust size over pantsu type. You learn something new about your OP every thread.
>>31113281Whoah now, son, socks are an entirely different category.>SpoilerClaire will always be his sidekick, no matter what.>>31113288Panties tell you so much about a girl. They're one of the most important facts to learn!
>>31113332>Panties tell you so much about a girlI can't argue with that.
>>31113332>Claire will always be his sidekick, no matter what.Awww. That's all she's ever wanted, isn't it?
>>31113332>Claire will always be his sidekick, no matter what.Not as long as I play.
>>31113332Aww, we're totally her mark. Claire's in deep cover as herself, right DXR?
>>31113388Well, she also really really wants to bear his children (at least three) but you already knew that. It's like right after being his sidekick on the list of things Claire wants.
>>31113419Not quite as endearing, but much more amusing. Boy and two girls or two boys and one girl?What else is on that list? Besides a proton pack, obviously.
>>31113443World peace, become a bride, have a nice home with a garden, to see her enemies driven before her and hear the lamentations of their women
>>31113436...my hairbrained theory (which was meant as a joke I should tell you) was that Claire is actually Battle Doll under cover as Speeding Bullets. So she's basically playing a version of herself that's besotted with Captain, but we don't know if that fixation is becoming real or if it's just an act,
>>31113481Oh, I see. That is a hairbrained theory.
>>31113436He means that Claire's role with the UGN is to be by Captain's side, so she's decided to do it by doing exactly what she wants, which is sticking to his side.>>31113480>spoilerAlways a nice thing to see on someone's list of wants. Reminds me, I need to catch up on Fimbulvetr before they finish.
>>31113481>>31113501FYI, it's "harebrained".
>>31113536Thank you for preventing me from looking stupid for too long.>>31113509>He means that Claire's role with the UGN is to be by Captain's side, so she's decided to do it by doing exactly what she wants, which is sticking to his side.Yeah, I see that now, and it's quite a theory. Certainly parts of it are true.
Alright then, I think we're about wrapped up. I'll go see about getting this archived and heading to bed. There's still quite a few bumps left on this thread, so you can either keep with it or let it slide.
>>31113332Hi there. One of the people who left after Rules of Nature thread 3, checking up on how you guys have been doing. Looks like you're still going strong; that's good to see. It's... unpleasant, let's say, to see the discussion and votes dominated by an approach to playing Captain that's so firmly at odds with the "go home" mentality I loved from thread 1. Maybe I'll join you again in some future thread or some future quest, but for now, it's probably for the best that I leave you guys to your thing.Also, you should probably archive.
>>31113555>>31110493>"No, I really was more interested in-"Sooo, what exactly was Seven more interested in?Skipping right to Plan: Kill Errybodyor being worn as an accessory by Captain?
>>31113605With your post it hit 300.
>>31113620...I am more sleepy than I thought I was. Having 2 jobs is messing with my sanity.>>31113615Seven would rather have been worn by Captain. Claire scares her, remember.Archive up!
>>31113615Ice cream.Probably being close to Captain, Claire scares her.>>31113610The path of least effort takes many forms. Talking is easier than fighting.
>>31113610It's never fun to lose a reader, but it's nice we could part amicably. Alright then, I think I'm going to head to bed now.
>>31113640I was 100% behind the talking; I would have voted the same way there. It's things like how Captain voluntarily brought *two* crazy women to the negotiation instead of attempting to go alone that get to me.
>>31113733Maybe, but leaving either of them would have scuttled the negotiations. Claire would have succeeded in traumatizing the hell out of Arachne which would have justified renewed hostilities, and left alone Seve may well have killed the poor spider girl. Either of those scenarios would mean more work for Captain. We had no way of predicting Hawkeye was going to be a whiny littlembitch about this though, so it looks like we still have extra work to deal with...
The Captain should spend his time at the mixer with the Xeno people just to piss off el Ojo del Halcón.
>>31113733It'd honestly be more effort to not take them then to take them.
>>31114015Not taking them would have been as simple as not even entering the room they were in. Captain could have just walked off to the meeting directly.>>31113778Even assuming such courses of events were likely, thread 1 Captain would have considered that someone else's responsibility. Chief's, probably. He'd definitely try to find a solution that didn't involve taking so many people with him.
>>31114114(And by "try", I don't mean "put a great deal of effort into it". More like "Hey, Chief, make sure those three don't kill each other while I'm out", or "Claire, go over to that corner over there with Seven and make sure Seven doesn't do anything.")
>>31114114Maybe so, but thread 1 Captain hadn't been forced to live with Claire and Chief for weeks/months. I still don't think he sees it as his responsibility (because it isn't) it's more that fighting the insanity takes more work than expediting the conclusion. Besides, they required we bring a second person to the negotiations. By bringing Claire (and hiding Seven) we appeared to except their terms for speaking...oh, right, not your complaint.Honestly, I think Cap's never been particularly apathetic (anti-social clearly, but not uncaring), but it's clear we disagree there.
>>31114160...since when have we ever expected competence from Chief or Claire?
>>31114114Why would we be trying to walk into a potential ambush with as little backup as possible? The increased risk wouldn't be worth a half hour's respite from Claire who would be in mission-mode anyways.I was against bringing Seven, but found DXR's compromise to be satisfactory after that clusterfuck of a vote
>>31114184...accept their speaking terms, not except.Definitely time for me to sleep. Best of luck fellow anons, especially that guy I was just debating. Stay cool my friends.
>>31114233Good night, and good luck.
>>31114184Captain is more resigned than apathetic these days. He knows he can't run, but he's not going to be gung ho about it either
>>31114195They're very competent when something directly relates to their duties. Outside of that, it's really clear that they were raised in a lab environment
>>31114245You too Murrow.
Is Seven going to wear bloomers?
>>31116350Maybe. Claire hade her in them for most of a minute before she turned Seven into a hair accessory.