>Introduction & Sumary:You are Katja Hartkern, Ex-Kyokugen Karateka and a proud participant in this King of Fighter's tournament, nicknamed "The Infinite Match" and featuring the largest roster of teams EVER (24 Teams, bringing the roster itself to 72 Fighter's total, as the usual 3 Fighters on each team aspect still remains) going after a "Garunteed" $9 Million for the winner alone...You know this because you're currently attending "The Infinite Waltz", a dressed-up (Or down for some) party being held at the "Sutherland Hilton" just outside of the city of South Town with your teammates Yuri Sakazaki & King... It honestly has been fairly boring to you for the most part, though you had gotten to spend some time with Yuri & King, as well as check in on Shen Woo as well as bring Fiona Graves over to talk with the three of you as the band starts up it's second part of it's so-called "Tribute to Iori Yagami">The Rules:http://pastebin.com/Dj9z4r1t>Previous Thread: http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/31276957/#31276957 (I didn't get the chance to put the last thread up on Sup/tg/)>Contact Information:https://twitter.com/WeaselThat>Stats Page:http://pastebin.com/aVcUPrqh
>>31299479===As there weren't any votes from the previous thread's last voting field, let's kick it all of with it, shall we?>A. Keep talking with Fiona Graves, Tsuyako Horikawa, Yuri & King until either Mai Shiranui or Hatsune Horikawa get in on the conversation; Maybe you could set up a friendly sparring match between your team and "The New Gorgeous Team" before both of you have to leave for your fight locations?>B. Lead the conversation towards yourself, Tsuyako, Yuri & King for a moment or two, as Fiona seems to have "Somthing Else" on her mind right now and you dont want to embarass yourself in front of your teammates... ESPECIALLY if they start talking about past Boyfriends[/spoiler](/Girlfriends?)...[/spoiler]>C. Just sit back and let Tsuyako & Fiona talk with Yuri & King for a little bit, adding some insight here and there but mostly getting introductions out of the way and making sure that there's no bad blood between any of you before the tournament starts.>D. Excuse yourself to go to the restroom to think this all out, as you feel like bringing Fiona in to talk with you and your other friends was not only a mistake, but a potentially deadly one as she just doesn't seem to care about what she's saying right now...>E. Assume the Role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possibly different perspective of "The Infinite Waltz") >F. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>>31299571 A. Keep talking with Fiona Graves, Tsuyako Horikawa, Yuri & King until either Mai Shiranui or Hatsune Horikawa get in on the conversation; Maybe you could set up a friendly sparring match between your team and "The New Gorgeous Team" before both of you have to leave for your fight locations?Future fights are good, but juat talking is better right now IMHO.
>>31299571>A. Keep talking with Fiona Graves, Tsuyako Horikawa, Yuri & King until either Mai Shiranui or Hatsune Horikawa get in on the conversation; Maybe you could set up a friendly sparring match between your team and "The New Gorgeous Team" before both of you have to leave for your fight locations?
>>31299882>>31299980>>31300678>>31300718>Days until the Start of "The Infinite Match": 8>Days until your fight with "The Soul of the Streets Team": 8>Date: Tuesday, May 22nd>Time of Day: 6:05 PM>Updates now officially begin>You now assume direct control of Katja Hartkern>New Thread Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL91scCpc6MThe band leader again grabs the Microphone, feeling a little bit more comfortable as you hear him yell "Alright! We're gonna kick this one up and start going into Stormy Saxophone 2: The Refinement", the clang of a few different guitars quickly starting to flare up a little before a wailing Saxophone starts, the beat giving you a little bit of a respite from the tournament that looms large in your vision (Specifically Heavy D!, Lucious "Lucky" Glauber & Duck King)."So yeah, after that I ended up taking a talk with them that day and it sorta went along from there" you finish explaining to Yuri Sakazaki about how you had met Fiona Graves & Tsuyako Horikawa as King glances around, taking a sip from her second glass of New Zealand Red (Though not quite to her taste)."Don't forget about the swimsuit shoot either" you hear Tsuyako cheerily addas she and Fiona walk over to the three of you, Yuri's eyes widening a little at the Formal Kimono Tsuyako's wearing (As well as her sheer size)"That's... Wow..." you hear her mumble, then look down at her chest a little bit as Fiona raises an eyebrow at her, but doesn't say anything."Believe me, you don't want to know how long it took to get into this" Tsuyako says, trying to get the topic back onto her outfit rather than her undeniably womanly figure, though even the normally reserved King felt compelled to say something (Again, wanting to get the flow of conversation AWAY from Tsuyako's body). "That's quite a striking outfit" she says, then takes yet another small sip of her glass of wine with Fiona taking quite a chug from a bottle of beer she had nabbed from somewhere.
>>31301667"Damn, you look like a woodcut come t'life" you tell her, Tsuyako's usual tomboyish charm replaced by something much different without her usual long, white headband headband and the formal clothes.She blushes a little as she admits "Yeah, mom made me wear it", but perks up as she adds "But she's wearing one too, so it's all good in my book.""Oh yeah, THAT was fuckin' funny as hell to watch you two fuss over each other's clothes" Fiona adds."Uh... Not to sound rude, but what do you guys do?" Yuri asks, then quickly adds "I'm just curious how the two of you, well...""Got so undeniably imposing?" you ask, finishing Yuri's sentence before anyone could take this conversation somewhere it might not have wanted to go."Oh, you mean my guns and Tsuya-Tsuya's... Well, everything?" Fiona asks, flexing an arm to show off a little before she says "We're wrestlers for a local company.""And I've been wrestling in Greco-Roman style since my first year in America" Tsuyako adds, explaining " I couldn't make weight back home in Okinawa, plus they wouldn't let me grapple guys.""Well that sucks" Yuri says, fighting back the urge to say "Obviously" at Tsuyako's admission of not being able to "Make Weight"."Yeah... Intergender fightin's really an American thing though, innit?" you ask, "Honestly? Probably... I mean I know I had to disguise myself to do Muay-Tai, but that was because my family had lived in Thailand to start off with and they REFUSED to let women practice it" King says with a slightly bitter tone."Shit fuckin' sucks bro, let me tell ya" Fion says, though she doesn't elaborate any more than that before she turns to you and asks "I was wondering, could we like get together and Spar before the tournament starts? We're supposed to be leaving pretty soon to our first location...""Well, Fiona is; Our first fight is in Iceland at some hotsprings resort, right?" Tsuyako asks, Fiona nodding as you wonder if you should take her offer up or not...
>>31301834>A. Accept her offer and see if Yuri & King want to make it a "Mock Battle" to get the whole "Flow" of KOF Battles down before the Tournament starts.>B. Accept her offer regardless of whether Yuri & King want to go along and fight alongside you.>C. Decline, as you don't want to really fight such good friends before you have to do it "Fer'real" soon, if the brackets are anything to go by...>D. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>>31301879>A. Accept her offer and see if Yuri & King want to make it a "Mock Battle" to get the whole "Flow" of KOF Battles down before the Tournament starts.
>>31301879 >A. Accept her offer and see if Yuri & King want to make it a "Mock Battle" to get the whole "Flow" of KOF Battles down before the Tournament starts.
>>31301879>>A. Accept her offer and see if Yuri & King want to make it a "Mock Battle" to get the whole "Flow" of KOF Battles down before the Tournament starts
>>31302048>>31302140>>31302670>>31302774"Hell yeah I'm down for a sparring match" you tell her, Fiona smiling at that as you look around and ask "Either of you two up for one?""I wouldn't mind one more before the tournament" King"... Maybe, but I'm still pretty sore from when you body-slammed me into the ground" Yuri admits, directing her words to Tsuyako as she rubs her back a little. "Besides, I don't think Dad'll let me out to fight befre the tournament starts again...""Shit dudette, what the hell's up with you elders? " Fiona asks, then says "My parents couldn't WAIT to send me out into the world to take up "The Family's Honor in the name of Combat" or some shit, i'don't know...""He's just..." Yuri starts to say, biting back the word "Asshole" and going with "Traditional...""Ah... I see" Tsuyako grumbles, probably knowing all and well the kind of frustration."So! When you gals all leavin?" you ask, trying to get back on track to setting up a much-needed sparring session for yourself."About three days" Fiona says, though she admits "I'm actually heading out early to meet with the fam and a few other friends I have...", then turns to Tsuyako and asks her "You're flying in with Mai like two days after right?""Yeah, because our fight's taking place the day AFTER the Tournament officially starts" she reminds her, elaborating a little by adding "We're coming in with a day of rest, while YOU help us adapt to the change in time-zone, and climates, and whatever...""OK, OK" she tells her, sounding a little like a kid trying to make up to her parent that something inside of you wants to laugh at, but you bottle it up and ask "So... Thursday OK then?""Why not tonight?" Fiona asks, adding "I fight better after a couple anyway...""I'm not really up to fighting tonight... But in a day or two? Sure" King says as she moves her glass of wine around a little, watching the contents of it much like a somelier would.
>>31304063"So it's settled then?" Tsuyako asks, smirking a little as she seems to be having a wordless conversation with Yuri."I'll... I'll try to" she replies, again looking a bit like she might still be sore from yesterday's supposed fight with Tsuyako."I think we're ready freddy" you think out loud, shaking on the deal with Fiona & Tsuyako, King & Yuri tentatively doing so as well as a part of you wonders where Mai might've gone off to...>A. Keep talking with Fiona, Tsuyako, Yuri & King a little bit more; You honestly aren't up for looking for anyone else to try and talk to just yet...>B. Propose a toast to a successful tournament and no bad blood between either of your teams, then say that you want to talk to somebody for a second (Please write-in who Katja wants to try and find to talk to with this vote)>C. Ask Fiona or Tsuyako to see if they can go find Mai Shiranui; It just doesn't seem right to agree to fight when the third team member isn't here to offer up an opinion...>D. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)>E. Assume the Role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possibly different perspective of "The Infinite Waltz")
>>31304390>E. Assume the Role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possibly different perspective of "The Infinite Waltz")Team Japan, specifically Benimaru
>>31304390 >E. Assume the Role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possibly different perspective of "The Infinite Waltz"The Wildcard Team, specifically Andrew Draco.
>>31304390 >C. Ask Fiona or Tsuyako to see if they can go find Mai Shiranui; It just doesn't seem right to agree to fight when the third team member isn't here to offer up an opinion...Feels like a good idea, as Mai is supposed to be the leader of "The New Gorgeous Team"... Right?
>>31304390>E.Seconding >>31304779, if only to see what was up with the "Heated words flying back and forth" from a few threads ago.
>>31304390>C.Seems kinda fishy that Mai's M.I.A right now...
>>31305555>Them QuadsYep, it's confirmed that something sinister's going on right now...>>31304390>A.But lwt's maybe wait around just a little bit more in case something happens?
>>31304390>>C. Ask Fiona or Tsuyako to see if they can go find Mai Shiranui; It just doesn't seem right to agree to fight when the third team member isn't here to offer up an opinion...WORRY.
>>31305555Nice Quads.>>31305348>>31305128>>31304779>>31305627>>31304583And it looks like a TIE in the voting options right now (The lone Benimaru vote for Option E not withstanding)... Vote to break it /tg/!
>>31305689Still sticking by vote from >>31304779
>>31305689Maybe a combination Vote? Find out where Mai could be and THEN switch over Edgy McEdgelord for alittle bit?
>>31306250How the fuck is Draco an "Edgelord"? We haven't seen enough of him in this quest to even get an idea of what his personality's like outside of "Loyal to his boss".Unless that one dream sequence Katja had was with him and her laying out under a field of stars, then I don't know what to thimk aboit that.
>>31305689>E. Assume the Role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possibly different perspective of "The Infinite Waltz"Jean-Claude, after he discovers that Katja -- his crush -- is one of the competitors in his tournament.
>>31306425If I can recal correctly, the QM based him off of Vincent Volaju and Dan Smith from Killer 7; If that's the case, then how the fuck can he NOT be the edgiest NPC on /tg/...
>>31306456I like this
>>31306250... Maybe... But also, as >>31306425 pointed out, we don't really know enough about Andrew to jump to conclusions. Also, try not judge a character by their design.>>31306456>>31306063>>31305348>>31304779>>31304583Option E wins the Vote, but I have to commute; Update will be posted ASAP... Also, there's a TIE between going with Jean-Claude Gabriel & Andrew Draco that should be voted on while I commute.
>>31307135Gabriel, for MAXIMUIM SHENANIGANS.
>>31307135Between the two, going for>Jean-Claude Gabriel
>>31307135Reaffirming Jean-Claude. His party is going off mostl without a hitch, and all the greatest fighters in the world are in one place. He's on cloud nine right now.
>>31307460>>31308221>>31308239OKAY! Back from my commute and updates are now pending, following a few household chores... With the players wanting to gain direct control of one Jean-Claude Gabriel.>Pic Kind-of-Related: What Jean Gabriel would probably lok like if NoNa or Tetsuya Nomura ever got a hold of him...
>>31308687Huh... Kind of looks like Kain from MotW with the "FABULOUS'-meter cranked up to 11... Also bumping this for the QM I guess.
>>31309686The pic's supposed to be a joke; While Jean IS a "Pretty Boy", he's not up to Bishounen status... Yet.>>31307460>>31308221>>31308239>You now assume direct control of Jean-claude Gabriel>Time of day: 6:13 PM>New Thread Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn22dxKCoI4You take a look around the room, your eye wandering a little as some press hack blabbers on about how great of a speach yours was, and how much of a "Bold new Era" and you were taking the King of Fighter's tournaments -- And by extension, the City of South Town itself -- "Into a whole new age"... All while wondering if it's fate, that if your perfect start to the evening was destined to start to fall apart at some point or another...As the band switches to something called "Arashi No Saxophone 3: Rise of the Cool" and plays something downright funky-sounding (With a few of the fighters and other memebers of the press corp gate-crashing the party starting to actually dance to the music), you ponder at the fact that the man talking to you is, in fact, an undercover reporter trying to get you to start talking about how your various businesses were doing awful, "Unspeakable" things day-by-day and get a slight sour expression as you feel him start to change tack.You sigh, frustrated at how this guy seems to be a "Crescondo of Suck" on the night, your mind briefly thinking back to what might've been "The Bridge of Suck" being when you had to step in and break up a possible fight between Korea's "National Tae Kwan-Do Treasure" Kaphwan Kim and Andrew Commodore Draco, your bodyguard of 7 years and one of the few genuine friends you seem to have left...You were pretty damn mad that something like this flaring up, especially as half of the local press seemed to be here just for him alone, his fame and name-recognition at an all-time high after Sunday's heroics at "The Speedway" at 16th & Georgetown, Indianapolis, Indiana...
>>31311620Plus, the fact that Andrew was ALSO your defacto "Company Man" meant that you felt obligated to step in and do SOMETHING about the perfect storm brewing between those two...Even though it was less than an hour ago, it seems almost distant in your mind, threatening to expell BOTH of them from the tournament if they started a fight on what you had felt was "Neutral Ground". "Either leave your grudges at the door, or I'll send them and both of YOU packing" you had told them, dusting off your rusty-sounding Korean to Kim to add emphasis to your point as the two of them dropped whatever was going on faily quickly, Andrew going off to sulk somewhere (And STILL hasn't shown up yet to say "Hello" or anything) while Kim had his clique back him up...That's when you turn to the reporter and state "I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to cut you off there."His eyes widen a little as he starts to say something, though you cut him off and again state "Listen, I KNOW, to a degree, what my company's various arms and branches do every day, OK? I don't need you to throw that all back on to my face one of of the biggest nights of my life...""Furthermore, the fact that you basically tried to bait and switch ME, of all people, by asking for a few words about the tournament I've broken my back over to make a reality, only to IMMEDIATELY shift gears and start telling me how much of an awful person I am over things that, at this point, are completely out of my control?" you rhetorically ask, the journalist scared witless at being "Caught in the act" as you conclude by politely asking "Please relieve yourself from this party before I have security THROW you out... And no, it's not because i'm unwilling to talk about the wrongs of a few of my companies; It's the fact that you LIED TO ME to get me to say that when all you needed to do was set up a time and a place for an interview."
>>31312348You glare at him in silence, taking a sip of a somewhat stiff drink (Vodka Chaser with a Whisky back) to emphasise the importance of your words as the cheery mood of the room seems to turn cold to you, the wailing saxophone more of a siren's blare that acts like a warning signal to leave as the reporter nods, then wordlessly heads out of the room.You take another sigh as you head around the room, wordlessly looking at everyone seemingly having a good time and thinkng about how you had personally introduced yourself to each team that could make out here tonight, maybe only three, maybe four teams out of the 24 total that accepted your invitations (With one team in particular not showing up due to your "Wild cardTeam's" members) and how the time had seemingly just flew by after your opening statement.That's when Kazunori Kazahaya casually walked over to you as you lurk around. seemingly taking the time to check out the rather fetching women that are in attendance..."Gettin' pretty damn funky right now, eh boss?" he asks as he leans up on the wall next to you."Yeah..." you let out with yet another sigh, then take one more sip of your drink before you admit "It just feels like the press are trying to take bets and turn it all into good sport, wondering how I'm going to fail...""That shit always happens to brash guys with seemingly too much ambition to hold" he replies, seemingly "Playing the Field" alongside you."It's times like this I just wish that people were, well, more open to what i have to bring to the table" you think out loud, then admit "i'm like Bill Gates in the 90's huh?""Bingo chief; You're biggest flaw is that you have too much damn money and know how to use it properly" he replies, then asks "You get any luck finding somebody to deal with you-know-who?""No... None of them are right for this kind of thing" you admit, pouting as you tell Kazunori "And that "Little Black Book" was just your mentor's CALL GIRL book, Kats."
>>31313421He looks at you funny, then doesn' say anything about it as he tilts his hat low, then asks "You find Draco yet man? Because that guy might've checked out after what went down with "Mr. Justice" and all...""Not really, no... I haven't had the time, honestly" you reply, then tell him "But I don't think he would've gone away just yet... He's not the type to leave without paying his respects to those that earned it from him..."Kazunori nods, then asks "Wanna grab a cig together? Mood in this place is still kind of tense for me...">A. Agree and follow him outside to the "Designated Smoking Area", as while you take a cigarette or two here and there, this seems like a good time to share one...>B. Decline, telling him you're trying to quit and then see if you can find that lvely Austrailian Woman you wnet out with... Katja, her name was? (Maybe you HAVE been working too hard, especially if you can't recall her name right now...)>C. Decline, but ask if you can stay with him a little bit as he takes a few "Nails"; There's something else you want to talk to him about that would feel right doig so out in the open, especially with all of the roaming press out and about...>D. Tell him that you'll have to take a "Rain-Checque" on that and go look for Andrew Draco; You wat to appologise for being so harsh towards him earlier (As your nerves got the better of you in the heat of that moment).>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)>F. Switch back to assume direct control of Katja Hartkern.>G. Assume the Role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possibly different perspective of "The Infinite Waltz")
>>31313777>>D. Tell him that you'll have to take a "Rain-Checque" on that and go look for Andrew Draco; You wat to appologise for being so harsh towards him earlier (As your nerves got the better of you in the heat of that moment).We might be the designated bad guy, but we're a good boss. Good friend.
>>31313777>A. Agree and follow him outside to the "Designated Smoking Area", as while you take a cigarette or two here and there, this seems like a good time to share one...
>>31313777>D.Jean's WAY too damn sympathetic to be the true BBEG of this quest IMHO... Though I get the feeling that what Jean'll say to him might be a good bellweather for the kind of people that they are.
Appologies for the delays Anons, I was having some connection issues for quite a bit due to what the provider called "Solar Flares" (Which is odd, as there hadn't been any mention of them this week in most other "Legitimate" news sources...)>>31313834>>31314143You think it over for a moment and wonder if you should show off you nicotene patch, though you decline and tell him "I'll take a rain checque for now; I want to go find Andrew."You hear Kazunori yell "Good fuckin' luck chief!" as you walk away from him, looking back at him for a second as he shrugs and smiles, not meaning anything by his response as you nod then turn around and start to scan the crowd, looking for the unique patches on the shoulders of Andrew Draco's suit to try and spot him (As he had put them on as a bet with you if he HAD won the Pole Position for the Indianapolis 500) and see Katja Hartkern talking with a few other fighting luminaries as you ignore her for now, still muscling your way through the curiously dense crowd, most of them from the press and not even trying to do interviews with anyone other than Andrew Draco & Yourself (Though most of them take a step away from you, as they got the message along with that undercover reporter guy)...You make it all the way to the front entrance and still can't seem to find him as you hang around and scan the crowd again, a VERY pretty Asian woman passing through the door beside you as you admire her "Black Jack"-colored dress, an oddly Egyptian theme coming to mind as you take a moment to admire her long pony-tail swaying with her surprisingly full rear...You then turn on your shoulder and head ou through the door, the hallway mostly empty... Save for one Andrew Draco, his suit and shirt slightly disheveled as you hear him let out a heavy sigh, his usual sunglasses over his head and his eyes closed.
>>31315672>A. Walk over and ask him if he just did what you think he did with that woman who just passed you by...>B. Try to get his attention and then appologize about "Bringing the Hammer Down" on him like that when things got heated between him and Kim Kaphwan.>C. Wordlessly walk up to Andrew and lean with him next to the wall, then try to scare him with a question for old time's sake (As you used to do it when he was first starting out as your bodyguard).>D. Stand off to the side of the front entrance and wait for the lucky bastard to come to his senses, THEN ask him how his night's been (Aside from what had gone down with him and Kim, of course)...>E. Something Else... ("Write-In/Combine up to two Votes" Vote)>F. Switch back to assume direct control of Katja Hartkern.>G. Assume the Role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possibly different perspective of "The Infinite Waltz")
>>31315729>>C. Wordlessly walk up to Andrew and lean with him next to the wall, then try to scare him with a question for old time's sake (As you used to do it when he was first starting out as your bodyguard).What question, you ask?>A. Walk over and ask him if he just did what you think he did with that woman who just passed you by...Hehehe.
>>31315729>A. Walk over and ask him if he just did what you think he did with that woman who just passed you by...
>>31315910>>31315917>>31316236You wordlessly look at Andrew for a moment, putting 2 & 2 together before smirking a little at your former confidant's luck... Well, that is if he HAD done what you think he had done with that rather fetching woman that walked past.You stealthily walk up down the hall and sit on the wall next to him, casually asking "So how was she?"Andrew opens his eyes and looks around like he had just seen a ghost, then smiles as he sees that it's you. "Jesus Jean, you've got to stop doing that; It's bad for my health" he says after letting out a contented sigh.Even though you had been around him on and off for nearly seven years, you never quite got used to Andrew's unique eye condition, one Iris a reddish-brown with the other an almost icey blue... "Not wearing contacts tonight?" you ask."Nah, I stopped wearing them after I started testing at the speedway" he says, then explains "I wouldn't have cleared my rookie test OR gotten my license if I had them in.""Fair enough" you reply, then seriously ask "So how was she?"Andrew mulls over your question, then replies "Everything I ever wanted in a woman", sounding almost like the weight of the world had been lifted off of his shoulders.You nod and cross your arms, then smirk and playfully punch him in the arm, asking him "How far did you get with this one Andrew?"He pauses, then says "Oh come on, you I know I don't kiss and tell...", then stops for a moment and admits "Anymore..." "I'll leave it at that, then" you reply, then tell him "I want to appologize for how I acted when I stepped into what you and that one Korean guy were going off about; My nerves have been on-edge tonight and it got to me..."Andrew nods, then says "Appology accepted Jean; If anything, I should be thanking YOU for saving my ass", pausing again before explaining "That guy just bumps shoulders with me, does a double-take and starts trying to lecture me about "The Power of Justice" and whatever..."
Falling asleep at the keyboard Anons; This'll be the last update for the night.>>31316607"So then I basically tell him under no certain terms to kindly stay the hell out of my personal business and keep your opinions to yourself" Andrew says, then takes another sigh as he admits "Then it all went crashing down from there I guess...""Wasn't Kazunori supposed to offer himself up as a manager/interpreter for the foreign press?" you ask, wondering what might've happened that caused a seemingly big rift between Andrew & Kazunori."Yeah... I'dunno, I guess he's too busy wth rolling in that high-end life South Town has to offer to talk to me anymore" Andrew replies with a bitter-tone to his voice as you wonder wat exactly had happened to the one HELL of a feared "Wrecking Team" they made back when Andrew first started working for you as your Bodyguard/Bill Collector/Personal Assistant/Sparring Partner...
>>31317154>A. Ask Draco if there's any kind of bad blood between him and Kazunori, explaining that "Kats" doesn't really say much about you anymore (And that what he DOES say is, well... "Not for polite company").>B. Ask him if he's "100% certain" that he's serious about this whole "Racing" thing for a laugh, then tell him you'll see him around and head back to Kazunori for that smoke break he had wanted to take with you...>C. Ask him if he still smokes since taking up motorsport more seriously again; If he says "Yes", ask him if he wants to join him and Kazunoi for a quick break outside and see what he says.>D. Ask him if he was man enough to jot that one girl's number or if she has a sister or something, because you're sick of Kazunori bitching about how he "Can't find someone to take out anymore" in South Town and want to try and play "Match-Maker" for a goof.>E. Just hang out with him a little bit, letting Draco ask you anything he might have on his mind before you decide whether to let him go for the rest of the night or not; He's clearly enjoying his independence from you...>F. Joke with Draco about he was right all along when he thought that Bizuki Iijima was the devil incarnate, then tell him about what she's done over the last week, looking for advice from him about what to do next...>G. Admit that you've got a crush on someone that looks like Draco's crazy psycopath of an ex-girlfriend and see how he takes it, ready to defend yourself if things go wrong...>H. Something Else... ("Write-In" and/or "Combine up to Two Votes" Vote)>I. Assume the Role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possibly different perspective of "The Infinite Waltz")===>Pause UpdatesAs usual, BIG thanks to those that participated today through the slow-going updates thanks to other, outside distractions... As was the case before, updates should begin tomorrow at around 9 AM PST, Noon EST if this thread's still alive.
>>31317209Secondly, if the thread 404's before I can save it, a new thread will start up at around 9:30 AM PST/12:30 PM EST instead. Lastly, the voting options are open until the thread 404's or the Next round of updates, whichever comes first...Either way, G'night /tg/.>Pic Sorta-Related: What Jean Gabriel could've said to Andrew if he had asked "What're you doing out here for?'"
>>31317209>>A. Ask Draco if there's any kind of bad blood between him and Kazunori, explaining that "Kats" doesn't really say much about you anymore (And that what he DOES say is, well... "Not for polite company").>>F. Joke with Draco about he was right all along when he thought that Bizuki Iijima was the devil incarnate, then tell him about what she's done over the last week, looking for advice from him about what to do next...DEG also tempting. Doubt I'll be awake afore it starts up again. Sleep.
>>31317274Seconding that "SLEEP! GLORIOUS SLEEP!!!" feeling too Tiger... Also announcing that this baby's on Sup/tg/ in case it 404's.>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/31299479/>Meanwhile, on Bizuki Iijima's Twitter Feed...
>>31317274Seconding this, with a helping of G.
>>31317209>>31317238 >H. Something Else... ("Write-In" and/or "Combine up to Two Votes" Vote)Basically: >A. Ask Draco if there's any kind of bad blood between him and Kazunori, explaining that "Kats" doesn't really say much about you anymore (And that what he DOES say is, well... "Not for polite company").Then >F. Joke with Draco about he was right all along when he thought that Bizuki Iijima was the devil incarnate, then tell him about what she's done over the last week, looking for advice from him about what to do next...Then lastly go with: >G. Admit that you've got a crush on someone that looks like Draco's crazy psycopath of an ex-girlfriend and see how he takes it, ready to defend yourself if things go wrong...So A+F+G, in that order if possible.
>>31317274>>31319588>>31320365Appologies for the delay Anons; I sort of overselpt... Again... However! A combination of Options A, F & G has won the vote (With the first update of the day on the way).>Pic Unrelated, but have some good-old fashioned cheesecake to tide y'all over.
Appologies again for delays Anons; I had to help get one of my cats out from under my loft's stairwell.>>31320365>>31319588>>31317274>Updates now resume>You're still in Direct Control of Jean-Claude Gabriel>Time of Day: 6:21 PM"Has been there been anything going on between you and Kazunori? Because once you left he became pretty hard to read" you ask, genuinely curious at what might be causing the hostility you sense between what used to be your two best men under your employ.Andrew pauses, stroking his slightly trimmed beard for a long while, the muffled music from inside the ballroom the only thing that breaks the silence in the hallway."I think... I think it's because he's too wrapped-up in his life right now, the act of being that well-to-do businessman when in the end, he's just a drug dealer" he finally says, a hint of disgust in his voice at that last part of his sentence."You helped him get started though, right? It's not as though he hadn't" you start to ask, though Andrew cuts you off."Actually, he DID have his own contacts before he met me; Shit, if anything HE introduced me to THEM" he says with a frustrated sigh, then explains "The fucker's high on the fact that he feels like he's got China Town in his back pocket when NO ONE could claim that before..."You nod at that, then reply "I'll have to talk with him in private after this's over.""Good luck... He keeps dancing around the subject everytime I bring it up" Andrew replies, putting his sunglasses on and pushing himself up off the wall to do a few stretches in the hallway."And here I though he was supposed to be, you know, QUITTING that business this year..." you start to ask, then stop as a sudden realization hits you. "Motherfucker...""Yeah... He changed when I left the city Jean; He's showing his true colors a little bit more and I don't like him as much right now" he replies, then asks "You want to get a drink with me inside?"
>>31322989===>New Thread Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIWwSPavmlM==="Of course" you tell him as the two of you walk back into the ballroom, the music slowly starting to die down a little as you hear the "The Eight Maiden's Musicians" Band Leader grab the Microphone and yell "OK, going into Stormy Saxophone 4: Death of the Cool right now!" as a more "Acid Rock" sound starts up, artistically decent but not to your tastes at all (With a fair amount of the attendees sharing your view)."Who booked this band?" Andrew asks as flashbulbs start to go off around the two of you, the press focusing on Andrew as he answers a few of the "Soft-Ball" questions that get lodged at him while walking over to the bar.You look around and get another Vodka Stinger (With a Whiskey back) as you casually wait for Andrew to finish up his short interviews/questionings about how his run on Sunday went, how much it meant to him etc. etc., instead looking at that Katja Hartkern across the room, presumably talking with her teammates as wellas the woman that had walked past you when you were hanging out in front of the ballroom's main entrance...You feel like leaving Andrew for a moment to go and talk with her, but decide instead to tap him on the shoulder and whisper "There's something elese I want to talk to you about in private", leaning into his ear so he can hear you.Andrew looks around at the baying reporters, then says "Hang on everybody, I've got something REALLY important to take care of" as you lead him out through the Men's Restrooms and into an old, partially-hidden kitchen linked to the hotel's actual kitchen for it's "Sunrise Cafe". "What's up?" he asks, a slight edge to his voice as he knows that this probably isn't going to be good news...You clear your throat and tell him "Well, it's two things actually... Remember Bizuki?""Yeah... And?" he asks in reply.
>>31324115You'd think Jean would be a little more surprised that Katja is possibly one of the competitors in his tournament.
>>31324311Jean deals with so much stuff on a daily basis that sometimes, he just forgets about other things...>>31324115"Remember all of awful those things you'd said she would do at some point?" you ask, Andrew's mood darkening a little, though he has an oddly smug look on his face."She did some of them after I left?" he asks, crossing his arms."Well..." you reply, then tell him that "She kidnapped a pair of government agents, outight assualted a third one that was ALSO a private detective/bodyguard/CIA affiliate...""Blue Mary", huh?" Andrew says in reply, having been around South Town long enough to know who were talking about.You nod and also add "As well as skip work for about a week and attack one of the part-timers I hired to replace her...""Well, I hate to say "I told you so", but..." Andrew says, then stops and gets a "Serious" look on his face. "What're you do about it?""I kind of don't know..." you admit, feeling quite embarrassed at even admiting that as you add "I haven't much luck trying to track her down and when me & Kazunori did, well...""Too much to take in one shot?""Let's just say that the drive back to South Town wasn't exactly pleasant" you tell him, leaving out the hard details of what had happened out near the Northernmost tip of South Town National Park, as well as the lack of evidence that ANYTHING that you and Kazunori had witnessed had actually happened...Andrew takes a long pause, again stroking his chin before he asks "Did you ever tell her that you weren't interested in dating her?""... What?" you say, not quite sure what Andrew's getting at as you raise an eyebrow at him."Seriously? You NEVER noticed that she's got a fucking HUGE ladyboner for you? Or that she got the job as your secretary JUST so that she could be near you?" he asks as you use his words as food for thought, a few glaring holes in your various theories about Bizuki Iijima and her motives slowly, possibly getting filled...
>>31324851"I torture and mindfuck others because I CARE."
>>31324851>A. Tell him "No, I didn't know" and scheme with him about what he thinks you should do about her...>B. Ask Draco where he got that theory, because you always thought Bizuki Iijima was into women, hence your silence regarding any affection she might've had for you...>C. Truthfully admit that you were just too terrified to think what might've happened if you had given Bizuki "The Cold Shoulder", then get ready to get chided by Andrew over your cowardice...>D. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)>>31324969Yeah, that's pretty much where her wared logic's at...
>>31325024A. We knew she was loyal, but not like THAT, especially given her "fantasies" about one or two of her targets.
>>31325024"WARPED" logic's at, sorry... >"But ain't she purdy?">"She's Pucci from Stone Ocean Anon">"... OH... 10/10, would waifu">TFW my Fa/tg/uy friends have NO fucking taste at all...
>>31325024 >A. Tell him "No, I didn't know" and scheme with him about what he thinks you should do about her... >>31325172Does that make Katja "Jolyne" and Jean "Dio" then...?
>>31325024>A.>>31325172>>31325332>Jean Gabriel>As DIOAnon pls.To be quite serious, I think Kira from Diamond is Unbreakble is a better fit for him IMHO.
I think "The Curse" is intensifying for me Anons, as my poor old lap-top's getting bombarded by pop-up ads that weren't on the site when I finished up my last post... Furthermore, the whole site seems like it's been running in slow-motion for my browser, as well as diverting me to off-site to "PLEASE DOWNLOAD NOW"-kinds of extensions for Google Chrome...>>31325160In her mind, "Loving" women the way she does is mostly an power & ego-trip kind of thing, while only one MAN is worthy of her true affections...>>31325332>Pic Related>>31326212I like your style Anon.===You look at Andrew for a moment, your mind lost in thought as you calmly tell him "No, I didn't know that at all... I always figured she was gay."Andrew mulls over your response a little bit, then says "Really? I mean you didn't suspect even once that she might've wanted to... Well, you know?"You shrug, then tell him "I always thought she was a loyal employee, for sure, but not like THAT... The fact that she never talked about her love life seemed like a mark of professionalism, rather than "He chuckles at that a little, though not really finding anything humourous about you reply as he says "Fuck Jean, no she's all messed up right now... You've had her working for you for like what? Two years now? Maybe three?" he asks, not pausing to hear your response as he adds "And you never gave her the time of day?""I was just too busy rebuilding the city" you remind him, Andrew backing off a little as he nods at your point."True... But why exactly did you even hire her in the first place?" he asks, looking like he might want to let off some steam with a cigarette soon (As you've been around him enough to know his physical "Tells").
>>31327439So Bizuki wants Jean, but Jean wants Katja. It also helps that Bizuki has fantasies of Katja, too.I can see where this is going.
>>31327439You take a while to think of an answer that might not enrage Andrew, or make him chastise you... But drop them all and admit "I hired because, well, I knew of the kinds of things she could be capable of... Not only that, I felt I could use her as a tool to ensure order into this city; An "X-Factor" that no one except you, Kazunori or Myself could figure out." You then take a breath in the relatively stuffy room. "Plus, she's the type of person who's mere presence could turn an underworld on it's head and allow the boys & girls back in the local congress to make certain "Changes" they had basically wanted me and companies to impliment...""More of good'ole Mr. Armstrong and his cabinet, huh?" Andrew asks rhetorically, disgust in his voice at your actions... Yet, a kind of knowing acknowledgement as you hear him ask "What do you want to do about her then? Because I can't really help you anymore... Well, not directly anyway.""Well... I DO have private protection from Stonewater LLC. to act as a cushion, but honestly? I'm not quite sure anymore... I can't even find anyone crazy or stupid enough to go after her, even though a bounty has been placed on her head" you tell him, then ask "What would you do? As a favor to an old friend?"Andrew again pauses, looking down at the floor as the hustle and bustle of the nearby kitchen the only sounds you can hear as an uneasy silence enters the room... He then looks up at you and asks "Well... OK. As a favor from an old friend, I'd say it depends: Do you want to talk through it and still keep her around, maybe try to get her through some kind of counciling maybe? Or do you want to take the easy way and want her to "Hear the Squeak"?"You again think about the choice of words Andrew's used, as while you HAD briefly thought of hunting Bizuki Iijima down yourself to see her die by your hand, hearing that she MIGHT be salvagable as both an employee and as a person has gotten your mind to kickstart once again...
>>31328055>A. Tell him that you'd like to try and take a non-violent solution if posible...>B. Admit to Andrew that you want to see Bizuki Iijima stuffed and displayed in your offce, much like Rugal Bernstein and his infamous "Trophy Room"... Then get the "Sasher-Flick" fantasies out of your head and tell him that yes, you'd like her "Taken Care", so-to-speak...>C. Drop the subject for a seond and tell him about Katja and how you (Only now) might be able to link the two of them together (That she might've found out about your date with her and decided to go "#YOLO" in response)>D. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)>E. Resume control of Katja Hartkern.>F. Assume the role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible alternate take on events during "The Infinite Waltz")
>>31328119 >B. Admit to Andrew that you want to see Bizuki Iijima stuffed and displayed in your offce, much like Rugal Bernstein and his infamous "Trophy Room"... Then get the "Sasher-Flick" fantasies out of your head and tell him that yes, you'd like her "Taken Care", so-to-speak...Bitch fucked our shit up; It's time fo' STREET JUSTICE!
>>31328119A. This revelation changes the perspective on the entire dynamic between Bizuki and Jean. It still stands that Bizuki - even by herself - is one of the most potent forces in the city and an undeniable asset. I'm still surprised at how quickly people jumped on the path to killing her. If Bizuki can be salvaged and turned back to his side, he has his ace-in-the-hole again.Face it. Bizuki is too strong and too potent to have her marked for death, especially if she WANTS to make Jean happy and WANTS to subject herself to him. You don't shoot the gifthorse in the moth with buckshot.
>>31328119>A.>>31329213It feels like some of the players want Jean to do something dastardly to try and pigeonhole him into being the villian of the quest, even though he comes off more like an Anti-Protagonist at best IMHO.>Got blackmailed into going after The Sakazakis and a new sports stadium for some shithead Govenor>Used his vast millions(Billions?) to rebuild the city>Still gets treated like he's an avatar of LuciferFucker's like an Internet Meme waiting to happen IMHO.
>>31329213Bizuki acts out the way she does precisely because Jean never truly acknowledged her. She wants to be acknowledged by him, to be with him, to work for him, to love him. If he can recognize her and give her the attention she wants, she is his for life. Plus, Iijima wants a more impressive body, and Jean is infatuated with Katja. It also helps that she also has a thing for Katja's body. If she can change her body to meet her and Jean's desires, everyone wins.
>>31329213>>31329697Speaking of, Jean still has yet to mention his crush.
>>31328119 >A. Tell him that you'd like to try and take a non-violent solution if posible...Make love, not war OP.
>>31329213>>31329497>>31330374Sorry for the delayed response Anons; I had to take care of some gardening before I could settle in for the rest of the day/night... Option A wins and updates are on the way shortly.
>>31330374>>31329497>>31329213You let your mind wander for a second or two, Andrew seemingly getting impatient with you as you think back to all of those subtle hints Bizuki had dropped right into your lap, but were too enamored with someone else to notice... Though the fact that you're downright TERRIFIED of her might help explain why you never bothered to look into her advances. "Hey, are you still with me Jean?" Andrew asks, then adds "Or did Bizuki do the Vulcan mind-lock on you while you were You shake your head "No" and reply "I'm just thinking, that's all... I don't really get much of a chance to truly ponder certain things in life anymore.""Dollar for your thoughts?" Andrew asks, waving one in front of you a little bit before flicking it at you.You grab it out of the air, then stare down at it a little, the driving force of so much of your life litteraly in the palm of your right hand. "I just... Well... I don't know how else to put this, but I went out on a date with someone a few days ago, after I had flown in from Indianapolis" you start to explain, though the shocked look on Andrew's face suggests that this might've been the wrong thing to bring up."Well holy fucking shit dude, good for you" he says with a slightly droll voice, though you know from talking with him long enough that the tone of his words shouldn't be taken at face value (Probably fairly impressed). His eyes widen a little behind his sunglasses as he says "Wait a minute...", the dawning of a fairly big reason why you might not have talked to Bizuki Iijima written all across his face."Yeah... I think the fact that Bizuki cut up my secretary that night, tells that she knew what I was planning" you reply, cutting Andrew off with a theory of yours you've had for the last 48 Hours or so. "Not to mention the fact that I didn't exactly hide what I was doing on the day she had left..."
4chan decided to "Eat" a few of my updates, hence the delay.>>31332270"And your squeeze is probably one of the participants in this year's tournamennt, isn't she?" he asks, seemingly having a sixth-sense about how nervous you feel right now talking to him about this.You sigh and nod, then tell him "She's the woman that waited on our table back when Kain & Mr. Big tried to strong-arm us into giving them "Appearance Money"."Andrew's expression turns to stone as an uneasy silence could be felt between the two of you, the hustle & bustle of the nearby kitchen being the only thing you can hear."Look, she's not you Ex, alright? I checked into her background when one of my sources got a chance to do a sweep of" you start to explain, though Andrew cuts you off."I FUCKING KNOW she's not Katherine alright!? GOD!" he lashes out of frustration, angrily asking "Do you even know who the fuck she IS?! She's Kyokugen Karate's brightest star! The one that's been trying to take you down since that night!""Yeah?!" you ask, Andrew's fury seething as you retort "Listen, I KNOW for a FACT who she is alright? I know that my realty firm shut her out of her apartment, I KNOW that Armstrong's pushing hard for a freeway on-ramp that cuts RIGHT through her Dojo's property... Oh, and I KNOW she fucking hates my guts deep down OK!?""Then why the FUCK did you take her out on a goddamn date?!""Because I FELT SORRY FOR HER ALRIGHT?!" you exclaim, Andrew and even yourself a bit surprised that you had revealed something so personal in the heat of this screaming match that had flared up..."It's just... I would see her around, at the grocer's one day, down out near Sound Beach on another with this perpetually sad look on her face and I, well... I wanted to make her feel like she had someone out there that wanted to make her like she was special, OK? Even it was only for a night, and even IF she was "Pumping Me for Information", as you put it..." you explain.
>>31334213>I'm sorry I had you robbed, run out of your apartment, spied on, marked for death and nearly killed at least five different times. Be my GF?
>>31334213Andrew looks at you for a moment, his eyes hidden behind his sunglasses as he coldly asks "What exactly did you say to her, Jean?"You take a little bit to answer him, noting that he's PISSED OFF right now as his voice was around half an octave lower than normal to your deft hearing... "Just enough to take down Armstrong and paint it to look like I'M the victim... Which I'll do, as I'm going to offer help to whatever agency Katja's involved in to try and get me out of any real hard time" you explain.Andrew looks down at the floor for a moment, his breath getting steadily heavier as he tries to calm down. "Alright" he says to himself before aking off his sunglasses and glaring at you menacingly, one eye looking like it had been freshly forged from the depths of Hell's Cauldron itself with the other as cool, calm and Azure as the ocean."Here's what you're going to do: You're going to drive out to wherever the hell Bizuki's at right now and offer yourself to her" he says, hatching a plan that you initially balk at, but don't say anything as he clears his throat."And the key is that's just you. No bodyguards, no secret servicemen to corrupt; JUST. YOU. You throw yourself at this woman's mercy just like you did with Kathe" he starts to say, but corrects himself. "Katja, sorry... Because if you can tap into the love she has for you and use that to get her to stop whatever she's doing? Then you're in; You've got your big-bad boogie-woman to keep the streets on lockdown if you need her to, you've got the mst powerful person in South Town at your beck and call...""And it's not going to work because I don't love her, Andrew" you cut in, admitting "It's a good plan, sure, but she scares me shitless with what she can do on a whim; Like sending me text messages without useof ANYTHING electronic, or doing mind tricks to get more drinks when we went out bar-hopping with Garcia..."
>>31334548I swear, how contrarian can you get?
>>31334656"Then you USE that fear and turn it into the most powerful aphrodisiac known to man" Andrew replies, explaining "Shit, when I was doing rookie orientation last week I was scared to DEATH at the speeds I was reaching... But by the time I was done I was quickest of my group AND had a legit hard-on halfway through my last run."The look you get on your face can't really be described through normal prose, or even a short poem (And would take FAR too much time to explain), though you don't argue as Andrew adds "Secondly, if everything goes well with Bizuki, you turn yourself in to whatever agency that Katja chick has made friends with and YOU TAKE THAT FUCKER ARMSTRONG DOWN... In exchange for light-to-no sentencing, for you AND Bizuki of course."You nod at that, then ask "Shall I tell her that getting robbed, run out of her apartment, spied on, marked for death and nearly killed at least five different times was all the good govenor's idea because he thinks that "Women don't belong in Combat Sports?"Andrew pauses for a second, then asks "Are you trying to cover your ass with that? Or is he really THAT fucked up?""He's really that fucked up" you instantly reply."Then hell the FUCK YES you do" Andrew says as he puts on his sunglasses and adds "Of course, you can always wait on your hands when cops arrest you and every fighter in that ballroom, myself included, does unspeakable things to you and your remains... But hey, it's your decision; I'm just an old friend that offered you some advice, right?"
>>31335478>A. Nod and give Andrew a "Bro Hug", then kick yourself into overdrve with the amount of work that's STILL looming ahead of you...>B. Nod, but tell him that you'll consider his advice before going back out to be the "Host" for the evening...>C. Tell him he's full of shit and that as of right now, you don't consider him a real friend while escorting him out and acting like nothing had happened for the media's sake. >D. Ask him if he still smokes since taking up motorsport again; If he says "Yes", ask him if he wants to join him and Kazunori for a quick break outside.>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)>F. Resume control of Katja Hartkern.>G. Assume the role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible alternate take on events during "The Infinite Waltz")>>31334548>>31334797That's one of Jean's flaws Anons; He expects others to act like he deserves infinite forgiveness, yet is either forced to (Or actually intends to) do awful, terrible things to keep his image and power up.
>>31335544>D. Ask him if he still smokes since taking up motorsport again; If he says "Yes", ask him if he wants to join him and Kazunori for a quick break outside.>F. Resume control of Katja Hartkern.
>>31335478When in doubt, kick the blame upstairs. Jean's convinced he's an infallible fucking angel.
>>31335544>>A. Nod and give Andrew a "Bro Hug", then kick yourself into overdrve with the amount of work that's STILL looming ahead of you...
>>31335544Seconding >>31335607>>31335677He's a stupendously large asshole; Why WOULDN'T he think that?
I done fell asleep Anons; Here's the last updates of the session and appologies for not posting them sooner.>>31335607>>31336444"Sounds like a plan" you tell him, then ask "You wanna grab a cigarette with me and Kazunori? Because there's no FUCKING way I'm going out to her house right now, even if it's still light out..."Amdrew shrugs, then admits "I'dunno, I keep telling myself "Oh, you'll quit eventually" and maybe have a smoke a week... But fuck it, yeah, I'll have that one with you & Kazunori for old time's sake."You smile at that and give him a "Manly" hug, then lead him out through the old kitchen and into the new one, careful not to saty in there too long as the rather humid air would ruin your clothes (And while you could buy another outfit like the one you had on, this was one you've only worn a few times, that oddly frugal part of your mind for finances kicking in at such an odd moment).Eventually, you lead him out through the "Sunrise Cafe's" closed dininghall and out into the Hilton's lobby, walking out to the designated smoking area for "The Infinite Waltz" and finding Kazunori Kazahaya already there, running a cigarette right down to the filter in the cool evening air."You guys took for fuckin' ever" he says as a way to greet you, Andrew walking over to shake his hand (Which beomes more of a semi-"Bro Hug" as Kazunori grabs his shoulder)."Yeah, we were tlking through a lot of shit" Andrew says as you get out a small pack of long, thin Belgian Cigarettes, lighting one up to take the first drag you've had in weeks."Just going over a few things about a certain you-konw-who" you tell Kazunori after making a smoke-ring."We're still going to end her soon?" he asks, his voice relatively low."No... No, we're not" you reply, then start talking with him about what you and Andrew had talked about, Kazunori's eyes widening just as much as yours had when Andrew had reaffirmed that Bizuki had a "Lady-Boner" for you...
>>31339259A part of you feels as though somewhere, somehow, Bizuki's watching the three of you converse as though it were four, three, even two years ago, wondering if your drive to push and expand your influence over the city of South Town and the effort taken to run a LEGITIMATE "King of Fighter's" tournament had taken it's toll with your friendship with Andrew & Kazunori, as the three of you all seem to acknowledge that the times have changed and the dynamic you had as employees and boss was gone... Though thankfully, the sense of camaraderie you had all shared hadn't faded in your mind as the nightslowly started to begin, the sun setting and framed by the rolling hills and mountains off into the distance ahead of you...===>You now resume Direct control of Katja Hartkern>New Thread Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwqpjLfmjeQ===You honestly wondered how and when your luck was going to fall apart tonight, as the seemingly awkward start to talking with Yuri, King, Fiona & Tsuyao had seemed like a bad joke that stayed on a little too long when Mai Shiranui showed up. She had seemingly added that unnexpected sense of "Fun" that the night was missing to you, with the big reason being your honest lack of communication skills.It was nice to talk about "Girly" things for a change, with Mai being the catalyst for it, the flow of conversation bouncing through fashion (Specifically the fact that you & King had the nerve to wear dresses), high art (About how Yuri had gotten a rather beautiful, authentic Lithograph of one of her ancestors thanks to Robert, though she had felt that it was a gift for the whole family rather than just herself), more make-up techniques (As Mai was downright shocked you had used so little when she had asked you how long it took you and King to get ready for this) and a few fitness feats for good measure, Fiona asking you, Yuri & King to sit on the"Bridge" of the natural arc her body made when suplexing someone...
>>31339476However, the underlying motive for all of that came around to almost bite you when Mai asked "So... Tomorrow at 2:30, at The Pao Pao Cafe 2 right? Your team Vs. ours, with the losers buying drinks?"You took a look at King & Yuri, then nod and shake Mai's dainty-looking hand, a part of the back of your mind wonder "What's up with her tonight? She's WAY too calm, and relaxed and funny...", then shake that off as "The Eight Maiden's Musicians" performed an original piece they had composed to close out their "Stormy Saxopohone Set", not quite sounding good as even the last one did to your ear *Which was saying something, as you felt that it was a rather torrid show of musicianship).>A. Ask if you could look around for Terry Bogard or "Blue Mary" to talk to for a little bit; You want to check in with the former and "Talk Shop" with the later (IE Get advice on whther to take up becoming a secret agent for Seth), respectively...>B. "Bite the Bullet" and formally introduce yourself to Robert Garcia & The rest of the Kyokugenryuu practitioners in attendance (If there are any, of course. as Takuma Sakazaki might've made them all stay at the dojo to train); You want to make it clear there's no real hard between yourself and the dojo on a personal level...>C. Just hang around with your teammates and "The New Gorgeous Team" a little while longer; Mai's in a rare good mood tonight and it's actually kind of fun talking with all of them so far...>D. Somtething Else... ("Write-In" Vote)>Pause UpdatesI again thank the participants from today's session... Updates will start up around the usual time (9 AM PST, Noon EST) if this thread makes it through the night without any problems. However, if this thread 404's I won't have a chance to get to start a new one until around 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST Tomorrow (As I'll have to leave early in the morning)...Either way, good night.
>>31339733>>A. Ask if you could look around for Terry Bogard or "Blue Mary" to talk to for a little bit; You want to check in with the former and "Talk Shop" with the later (IE Get advice on whther to take up becoming a secret agent for Seth), respectively...
>>31339733B may as well say hello
>>31339894>>31342398Option A wins the Vote, but I have to commute now; First update will be in ASAP... (Also, 4chan ate my first update about a minute ago as well...)
>>31339733A, then B.
4chan's getting buggy on me Anons; It keeps telling me that posts are successful, yet nothing ever shows up either in this thread or on any other board...
"The Curse" continues to intensify for me Anons; Shortly after I had posted in >>31344979, I had my whole broswer crash for the first time since I've had my "New/Old" computer... Nothing got lost though (Thank GOD, as I'd be bummed the FUCK out if my extensive image collection vanished) and updates can FINALLY begin>>31343494>>31342398>>31339894>>31343315>Updates now officially resume>You're still in direct control of Katja Hartkern>Time of Day: 7:13 PM"Y'mind if I excuse meself for a bit?" you ask as you finish shaking Mai's hand, confirming the plans to have a "friendly" sparring match with her "New Gorgeous Team" in a couple of days."Sure!" she cheerily replies as you nod, then head back into the crowd, jostling between the slowly, but surely departing crowd as you hear the hear the music slowly die down as the bandleader for "The Eight Maiden's Musicians" announce that they're going to take a break (Getting the loudest rouse of applause all night, though part of you thinks that's because people were wondering if they were ever going to STOP).You look around for Terry Bogard or "Blue Mary" Ryan, not feeling like you could really leave until you can at least talk to one of them as our wandering eye spots that same "Banchou" from one of your dreams lurking around, looking fairly nervous inspite of his boisterous-sounding voice... Eventually, you find Terry & Mary out by the bar talking to each other, Joe Higashi nearby talking to a curiously butch-looking woman in a suit & tie as some guy's now up serving drinks.You walk over and casually order one last drink, Mary giving you a wave and asking "Hey! how've you been?""Pretty... Well, same ole' same ole' really" you reply, thinking that it couldn't be "All good" after what had happened with that weird driver guy trying to kidnapp you and your teammates."Hey there Kat... Heard about what happened with you today from Mary here" he says before giving you a quick "Fist-Bump".
>>31345748"Yeah, that thing with the driver? Just the good ole' curse tryin' t'collect I guess" you reply, adding "It had been a coupl'a days since somethin' bad happend to me anyway, soo... You know."Terry nods, knowing well enough about your particular brand of bad luck that he doesn't have to ask anything as Mary says "So... I heard from Vanessa about how you did on Sunday", then asks "You thinkin' about being a part-timer like me? Or go full-on into that kind of stuff?"You pause a little at that, then truthfully reply "Honestly? ... I'dunno, I've got too many people asking me t'work for them that it's hard to really know who t'pick" you reply, taking a sip of you bottle of Foster's."Yeah, I know Bobby's looking to hire you... He needs somebody to bounce after his last guy quit on him" Terry says."Huh... He hasn't really tried t'call me though" you tell him, then admit "Plus I've got in's at Lee Pai Long's in China Town, Fiona wanting to be wrestler with 'er and Tsuyako, Bodyguard work... Shit, even King wanted me to become a bartender to give her some rest."Mary's eyebrows raise at that, though she doesn't say anything about how important (Or rare) that opportunity is, instead asking "You made any firm plans yet?""Not really... I kinda wanted t'talk to you about what you do with Vanessa & Ramon" you reply, not wanting to reveal anything TOO tangible in case that they were in attendance (Or had the entire ballroom "Bugged" or something)."Well, to be frank, I'm a little higher-up in the food chain than you probably are, so I can't really say that you should just go for it or not... Though I can tell you that the kind of work they make rookies do is, well...""Tedious?" you ask, seemingly finishing Mary's sentence for her (An unusual habit that you only just recently started to do again)."Sort of" Terry says, then tells you "Well, from my one experience working with my lady here", hugging Mary to emphasize that point, "It was alright."
>>31345901"JUST "Alright"?" you ask."Well, I could tell you" Terry says, but Mary cuts in and finishes the sentence for either of you."But then I'd have to kill you both and I REALLY don't want to do that..."You nod, knowing that it was probably some "Special Ops" stuff that you don't need any particulars on. "You ever get nervous when you're on one of them?" you ask Mary."All the damn time" she replies, but adds "I got used to it though.">A. Tell her "Thanks, I think I'll consider it" and then look around for Robert Garcia & The rest of the Kyokugenryuu practitioners in attendance (If there are any, of course); You want to get that one last thing out of the way before you can truly leave...>B. Nod and tell them that you'll look around for one those "Agents" (Not the word you'll use) to tell them that you want to get started right away... >C. Offer up a non-commital reponse and just hang around with Terry & Mary a little bit more, asking what you can about what either of them have been up to since you last saw them.>D. Tell Terry & Mary that you'll probably pass on being a "Full-Timer", as you'd like to keep your options open a little bit (That and you honestly love the way you're living life right now to go back to something so "Rigid"-Sounding to you)... >E. Assume the role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible alternate take on events during "The Infinite Waltz")>F. Somtething Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>>31346074 >A. Tell her "Thanks, I think I'll consider it" and then look around for Robert Garcia & The rest of the Kyokugenryuu practitioners in attendance (If there are any, of course); You want to get that one last thing out of the way before you can truly leave...Gotta hit Robby up for a real-estate agent before we have to leave his crib, right?
>>31346074>A.Let's just hope that the Kyokugenryuu guys don't start talkin' shit to us when we say hello...
>>31346074>>C. Offer up a non-commital reponse and just hang around with Terry & Mary a little bit more, asking what you can about what either of them have been up to since you last saw them.Seems like we're just bouncing from place to place tonight.
>>31346074 >C. Offer up a non-commital reponse and just hang around with Terry & Mary a little bit more, asking what you can about what either of them have been up to since you last saw them.
>>31346074 >C. Offer up a non-commital reponse and just hang around with Terry & Mary a little bit more, asking what you can about what either of them have been up to since you last saw them.Seconding Tiger; We neex to just chillax a little bit more..
>>31348119>>31348016>>31347993>>31347427>>31346696>>31346191Sorry for the delayed reply Anons; I had to do a last-minute scan or two of my computer to get it back into tip-top shape again...Also, the Next Vote between Options A or C will win the voting poll.
>>31348180Switching my vote from >>31347427 to C.
>>31348119>>31348016>>31347993>>31348827You nod at that, then tell Mary "Yeah, I might end up givin' them a call sooner or later... But until after the tournament; I'm enjoying me civvie life too much right now.""Yeah... It can wear on you when you don't get enough rest" Mary says, adding "I can only do like three, maybe four REALLY "Hot" deals a year before I have to just say "No thanks, I'm done; Time to head out and ride".""Fightin's like that too" Terry chips in, admitting "Hell, maybe I'm just getting old but I enjoy my time out of fighting a little bit more... 'Course, it might be because I'm sore from Ryo Sakazaki jumping me out in the national park...""Really? How was he?" you ask, pondering how he was after you had watched him fight that boxer guy up in Meadow's Park, then do "Cool-Down" Stretches with him.He takes a little bit of time to answer, his jacket and jeans looking decided "Dressed-Down" compared to quite a few of the other fighters in attendance. "I'd say he was... Philosophical, yeah" he finally replies. "He was talkin' about a couple of guys we had fought in the old days, back when we were younger and it felt like the center of the whole martial arts scene South Town had was revolving around us..."You nod, fighting the urge to ask him "Who could they be?", knowing that Terry's probably referring to Geese Howard most of all. "Huh... I wonder what's up with him?""I'dunno... I never was as chummy with him as you might be" Terry replies, then asks "You got any ideas? Because all I can figure's that he's just getting on in age like I am.""... Yeah, prolly just that" you tell him after a brief pause, not wanting to go through all of the politicking and drama that's going on at the Kyokugen Dojo right now. "Actually haven't seen anybody from the Dojo here aside from Yuri...""That's because they're all doin' a late-night training session by Takuma's mandate" you hear Robert Garcia say, then turn around to see him grinning at you.
Fightin' three other people over control of my lap-top, hence the delayed follow-up... (Especially after I had to chase one of them trying to "Jack" it).>>31349591You smile and give him a quick hug, then ask "Hey Big Slick... How've you been?""Busy... Tonight's the first time I've had off in about two weeks" he says, then greets Terry & Mary with a few quick "Hello's" and "How-do-You-Do's"."Yeah... Kinda the same the same 'ere, but I have to tell you I can't thank you enough for gettin' me a place to stay, even fer a little while" you tell him, then try to transition into what you had wanted to talk to him about by whispering "You know of anybody I could call up for a place to rent maybe? I DO have to move out pretty quickly...""You haven't already?" he asks as you hold up a hand to wordlessly tell Terry & Mary "One second"."Mate, I've been nursin' a concussion and got wrecked t'shit by some knife-wieldin' crazy two days ago, not to mention what went down today..." you explain, Robert nodding as he remembers how unlucky you can be in life."Right, right... OK, I happen to know a guy who handled my apartments and rents out theones i don't use" he tells you. "He'll hook you up for... How much do you have in the bank?""Bout 14 Grand or so? But with up to four job opportunities" you tell him, trying to make your financial situation as attractive to a realtor as possible."... We'll see what he can do" Robert replies as he slips you a business card, then turns around with you and explains "Nothin' fancy Terry; Just some business, that's all..." Terry shrugs as Mary asks "Gettin' your own place huh?""Tryin' to" you tell her, then admit "I've had too much happen t'my in the last month to have time to really think about what's gonna happen iwhen the tournament ends..."She nods as Robert says "It's something we all think about, I think... At least this year we're FINALLY getting paid, right?"
>>31350693"Says Mr. Moneybags himself" Terry jokes, then adds "Hell, I might not like this new guy all that much, but I can agree with that for once.""Same 'ere... I mean, yeah, I get this guy and whathe wants t'do, but I STILL think he's a right cunt" you add, then take a sip of your beer to drive home the point, Mary just nodding not saying anything as she knows very well about the kind of brand of evil Jean-Claude Gabriel is...>A. Keep hangin' with Terry, Mary & Robert for a little bit longer; You want to at least stick around long enough t'see if the house band falls flat on their face after their break... Maybe you could ask them all where they're going for their matches? For simple conversation?>B. Thank Terry & Mary for their time hanging around with them, then tell Robert that you'll be gunning for "Mr. Karate" before heading back over to King; You're ready to go home if she is...>C. Tell them that you'll be seeing them around, then head back over to King, Yuri & "The New Gorgeous Team" for a little bit more.>D. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)>E. Assume the role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible alternate take on events during "The Infinite Waltz")
>>31350950A. May as well do some extra scoping. Who are they fighting?
>>31350950 >A. Keep hangin' with Terry, Mary & Robert for a little bit longer; You want to at least stick around long enough t'see if the house band falls flat on their face after their break... Maybe you could ask them all where they're going for their matches? For simple conversation?
>>31350950>>A. Keep hangin' with Terry, Mary & Robert for a little bit longer; You want to at least stick around long enough t'see if the house band falls flat on their face after their break... Maybe you could ask them all where they're going for their matches? For simple conversation?
>>31351010Let's stick around find out, shall we?>>31351063>>31351359You look around the room a little, some old Jazz standards being piped in from the sound-system "The Eight Maiden's Musician's" had set up."Hey, I was kinda wonderin: Which teams're you guys fightin' to start it all off?" you ask, curious at what kind of locales the average host site for a King of Fighter's tournament could have."Eh, I'm supposed to head out to Spain to fight "Team Neo-Geo", whoever they are" Robert says, adding "Ryo & Marco joining me, of course.""Oh yeah... Tizoc told me about that him; He's that one cat from Brazil, right?" Terry asks.Robert nods and says "I don't know, the stages they've got out this year just seem so... Well, "Normal" I guess.""What'cha mean mate?" you jokingly ask, visions of far-off temples and fanciful stages inside active volcanos coming to mind..."Well... It's kind of a given in most KOF's that you're going to have to REALLY treck out to some wild and crazy locale to fight, with nothing so much as a "Better luck next time" to get you home" Mary says, though she explains "But this year that "Jean" guy really got his act together and it seems like all of the stages are, well, well-thought out I guess.""Yeah... I mean hell, I'm supposed to go out to Rio De Janeiro to fight some clowns called the "Wildcard Team" right down on one of the beaches, with the statue of Christ in the background and everything" Terry adds with a shrug."And I'm supposed to be headin' out with Vanessa & Seth out to some dude's castle in Germany" Mary quietly says, not wanting to tip Terry off that Wolfgang Krauser's manor is an actual, legitimate stage in this year's tournament. "No clue who the third guy on the "Grappler's of The World Team" might be, though Ramon already told me he's on that one with Chicken Mask...""Heh, got that one from Joe huh?" Terry teasingly asks Mary as you take another sip of you beer, not quite polishing it off.
>>31352623Where are you heading to Katja?" Robert asks, genuinely curious now that you've got the looming tournament on his mind."The Soul of the Streets Team" in San Francisco" you tell him, adding "Right down on Fisherman's Wharf on some ring they got out on the water i guess...""That's cool" Terry says, then adds "Heavy D!, Lucky & Duck King right?""Supposed to be... Unless somebody beats them up and steals their invites AGAIN" you joke, knowing the kind of reputaion they have...Terry & Robert chuckle, though Mary says "Don't think that'll happen this year; Their are WAY too many fighter's around to have that kind of pent-up demand..."You nod and finish your beer, wondering if it's time to leave just yet as the band seems to be taking their sweet time to get ready for their supposedly last set.Gotta cut this update short; Next branching path will be on the way ASAP.
>>31352728"Where's the wildest places you've ever fought then?" you think out loud, again letting your imagination run wild."Some street corner in Cairo, I guess... Though that might be more of a "Wildest trip TO a place", rather than the location" Robert says"There was this one place, I don't remember where, but it was a building that was basically rotating AROUND a certain spire... Made it feel pretty weird when you'd side-step around somebody's attack" Terry tells you."I honestly don't have a "Craziest Place"..." Mary fibs, not wanting to talk about the secret underground base that NESTS had that she infiltrated... "I guess the prettiest place I've ever been to was Bali, out by some ruins I suppose...">A. Keep talking with Terry, Mary & Robert for a tiny bit more... Maybe you could get your teamates and "The New gorgeous Team" in on your conversation?>B. Nod and admit that you have to check in on King & Yuri for a second, then head back over to them.>C. Thank Terry, Mary & Robert for talking with them, then tell King that you're ready to go home if she is...>D. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)>E. Assume the role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible alternate take on events during "The Infinite Waltz")
>>31354174>B. Nod and admit that you have to check in on King & Yuri for a second, then head back over to them.Can't neglect the team. See if they want to come over.
>>31354603Going with this if there aren't any other votes soon...
>>31355254>>31354174 >B. Nod and admit that you have to check in on King & Yuri for a second, then head back over to them.Seconding >>31354603
>>31354603>>31356175You can feel the atmosphere at this party slowly start to deflate a little bit, the crowd losing interest in staying and the mood kind of infecting you as tell Terry & Mary "I need to check in with me other mates... Y'mind?"Both of them shrug, though you don't object when Robert says "I want to see her too" and lead him across the slowly-dispersing crowd of the ballroom, most of the fighters present sticking to hanging out with each other rather than actually socializing... You lucked out and found Yuri & King talking out near the Ladie's Bathroom, both of them with fresh drinks in hand (Though Yuri's actually got a soda in her glass).She smiles when she spots Robert and says "Hey! Wondered where you went off to...""Just having a nice little talk with your friend here" he replies, pointing his thumb at you before he gives a tender hug, picking her up and spinning her around once before putting her back down."I was just havin' a chat with Terry & Mary along with Ole' Slick 'ere" you add, then ask "Where'd the others go?""I think they were going to leave, but they all had to go to the restroom at once..." King says, muttering "Kind of suspicious if you ask me..."You raise an eye at that and ask "Did they all have chicken or something? Because the one I had at your place didn't agree with me when I got here..."King ponders that as Mai gets out of the restroom with a quiet dignity, her vast cleavage a sight to behold as her figure seemed to almost move in lock-step with her as you ponder how Andy scored a woman like her..."Hey... You seen Andy around?" she asks you, then nods and says a quick "Hello" to Robert."No, actually... I've been talkin' with Terry & Mary for a little bit though" you reply, a slight "Tick" in Mai's face as she smiles at the two of you."You alright Mai?" Yuri asks, picking up on Mai's possible "Reverse Poker-Face".
>>31357999"Yes, why?" she replies, then explains "I just wanted to see if I could find my precious A~ndy before I left...""Maybe he went outside?" King offers, sounding slightly tired as she stifles a yawn. "Sorry, I've had a bit of a day, as you'd know...""Yeah, me too" you admit, doing an arm stretch over your head, inadvertently showing off your impressively large bosom to Robert's slightly wandering eye (As well as Benimaru Nikaido's, who just happened to be walking by and almost did a "Double-Take" when he saw you)..."I think I'll go check up on him..." you hear Mai seductively pur as she walks off, using her peripheral vision to check her out as a small voice in your mind says "See! YOU could be bangin' something like that!" That voice (Thankfully!) gets forced out of your head when King asks "Anyone else here you want to really talk to Katja? Because I'm starting to feel it a little bit...">A. Shrug and tell her to wait for you outside in the lobby or out in her car; You still want to party a little bit more... Besides, she's supposed to be the "Designated Drunk Driver", right? (As she's probably had too many glasses of wine by know to pass a brethalyzer test...)>B. Agree with her and say you're goodbyes; Your body needs rest after that OBSCENE work-out you put it through early in the day anyway.>C. Try to keep her partying with you and Yuri, as the three of you probably aren't going to enjoy a night off like this until the end of "The Infinite Match"... Maybe you could convince her and Yuri to hang out with Terry & Blue Mary? (Roll 1d100 for Persuation)>D. Admit that it's all up to her and see what she does... Unless someone offers you a ride home, that is...>E. Assume the role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible alternate take on events during "The Infinite Waltz")>F. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>>31358496>D. Admit that it's all up to her and see what she does... Unless someone offers you a ride home, that is...
>>31358496>>B. Agree with her and say you're goodbyes; Your body needs rest after that OBSCENE work-out you put it through early in the day anyway.
>>31358496 >D. Admit that it's all up to her and see what she does... Unless someone offers you a ride home, that is...I was tempted to have Katja try to talk to that Banchou (Makoto Mizoguchi, if my personal theory's correct), but this seemed better IMHO.
>>31358496 >B. Agree with her and say you're goodbyes; Your body needs rest after that OBSCENE work-out you put it through early in the day anyway.So... Is Katja confirmed to be superhuman or genetically engineered? Because I caught up with the archives and HOLY SHIT, how the hell is she even STANDING after what she did before taking that Ryan Goesling wnnabe down?
>>31359869Let's just say that doing Kyokugenryuu makes you RETARDEDLY STRONG and leave it at that.>>31358953>>31359191>>31359571>Pause Updates I hate to do this Anons, but I have to call it a night now, as I have work early in the morning.As before, if this thread is still alive when I can get to it, updates will resume earlier than usual (At 8 AM PST, 11 AM EST). If it 404's during the night, a new thread will start up at the usual 9 AM/Noon time.Until then, feel free to vote and break the current TIE between options B & D; I'm going to get some rest.Also, anyone interested in a full roster of the teams and combatants for "THe King of Fighter's: Infinite Match?" (Like I need to ask...)
Appologies for the delay Anons; As my twitter feed suggests, I've had a HELL of a time getting my once-trustworthy lap-top to work today... Again, i haven't really lost any hard files, but I might have to go offline after today to get it looked at by a tech or two (As well as look for storage devices for my media stored on said lap-top)...>>31361760>>31358953>>31359571Anyways, Option Dwins the Vote, with the first update of the session on the way.
>>31363554Also, still new to 4chan X, hence my lack of trip on that last comment...
>>31361760>>31359571>>31358953>Days until the start of "The Infinite Match": 8>Days until your fight with "The Soul of the Streets Team": 8>Date: Tuesday, May 22nd>Time of Day: 7:33 PM>Updates officially resume>You're still in direct control of Katja Hartkern"To be honest, I can go when you go mate... I need t'rest up anyway" you reply, then admit "My body's pretty sore from all of the crap I've been through today...""Yeah, me too" Robert says as he stretches to prove his point. "I had to talk Takuma into letting me be the "Official Representative of the Kyokugen Dojo" tonight..."Yuri giggles at that as she hugs his arm as you smirk, then whistle at that. "y'really are a hell of businessman, eh?""You wouldn't know the half of it" he says, not quite sure if he's joking or not as King sighs, then takes one last sip from her drink."I think I'm ready to go home... The party's starting to get just a little stale for my tastes" she says, then adds "I need to check up on Sally & Liz anyway..."You shrug, then ask "Mind if I say some goodbyes?""Go right ahead" she says as you turn to Robert and clasp his hand, teasingly asking him "You still wanna fight sometime?""I'll see you in the finals then" he replies, then says "Team Kyokugen's on the other side of the bracket anyway...""Right... Figured as much" you reply, then nod and head to the Women's restroom, knocking on the one occupied room."Occupied! Sorry!" you hear Fiona yell."Oi, Big Red? It's Katja mate" you tell her. "I just wanted to say g'bye to you'n Tsuyako before I take off...""OH! Just a second" you hear her yell, then wait around for about a minute until she open the door, her dress a bit askew and Tsuyako fixing her Pink Kimono up a little, checking for any stains or marks on it..."Bloody 'ell" you pause, more-or-less knowing what Fiona was up to in there (With a part of you almost jealous). "Couldn't y'find a less obvious place to, well... "Barry White?"
>>31364221....was she doing what i think she was?
>>31364284... Yes. Fiona & Tsuyako ARE a couple. >>31364221"What? I can't exactly bust into a hotel room now, could I?" Fiona muses, though Tsuyako looks quite embarassed at being found out by a relatively close friend. "Besides, there's cameras almost everwhere EXCEPT the bathrooms..."You don't try to argue with her logic, but ask Tsuyako "Did your mom know about, well... The two of you?"She pauses, then seemingly sniffles as she says "No... I was going to tell her, but she left a little while ago...""Well, y'better get on that shit mate" you tell her, sounding slightly like a overly-nagging parent a little bit. "I'll be seein' you two Thursday, right?""Right..." Fiona says, her smile slightly intimidating, as if she wanted to say "You tell ANY of your girlfriends this and I'll show you how to play the "Game Of Death"..."... I won't tell anyone awright? Jesus..." you reply with a nervous chuckle, Fiona wordlessly nodding before giving you a slightly-too-strong hug, as if to tell you "Yeah, you better not..." and seding on you on your way with an almost-friendly wave and a blown kiss.You hear her blow you a kiss, then turn around to "Catch" it and plant it onto your cheek, making a funny-looking face at her and making that you had just got socked in the cheek before looking around for Terry & Mary, spotting them with Tizoc.You walk up to them just in time to hear Tizoc conclude some sort of joke or story by saying "And when I returned Zach's leg they called me "Tizoc the Honest" ever since", Terry guffawing and even Mary chuckling a little.You nod your head up to get Terry's attention, then duck under Tizoc's huge forearm and bicep to shake his hand and tell him "Just wanted to say hey before I got along's'all.""You're leaving so soon?" Tizoc asks, a mug of beer looking comically tiny in his huge hand."Yeah, my ride's headin' out right now" you reply, then add "I knda feel like the party's dying down a little anyway..."
>>31364462"Shit Kat, I can get you a ride if you want to stay" Mary says as there seems to be some commotion going on up at the stage, Kazunori Kazahaya wheeling out a table with a lap-top sitting on it with a USB-Ported turntable next to it."Yes! The night is still young and ready for the taking!" Tizoc exclaims, his voice filled with the same sense of pride that you thought only comicbook characters and soldiers in old, cheesy war movies had...>A. Agree to stay with Terry, Mary & Tizoc for a little bit longer, but tell them that you need to grab your coat from King (As well as tell er about your change of plans).>B. Decline their offer and say your goodbyes before rolling out with King; You're really starting to feel the strain in your body from that workout this morning...>C. Assume the role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible alternate take on events during "The Infinite Waltz")>D. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>>31364570 >C. Assume the role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible alternate take on events during "The Infinite Waltz")Fiona Graves, for discussing the /u/-shenanigans she just got through with doing to Tsuyako...Also, just how buff IScshe supposed to be? I keep getting a vibe that she's a pretty damn big woman...
>>31364570 >C. Assume the role of...? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible alternate take on events during "The Infinite Waltz")Andrew Draco, because I've got a hunch that Andy Bogard's fighting him rigjt now...
>>31364717>>31364832Could be a tie between these if no one else votes fairly soon...
>>31364832>>31365599Option C with the choice to gain direct control of Andrew Draco wins the vote... However, I have to leave sooner than expected (With most of my time being aken up by further lap-top problems); Updates will be on the way ASAP (Around an hour or so, depending on whether traffic's heavy or not).>Pic Related: Andrew Draco in his prime, working for Jean-Claude Gabriel during an incident in "Second Southtown">Vid Related: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkBMAHUkibY
>>31364717Katja was supposed to be super-unique compared to other KoF women by being all-around larger and more muscular/toned, to say nothing of her skin, hairstyle and scars.Fiona is larger than Katja. Not by much, but she's slightly taller and more ripped than Katja. If you want an immediate close-enough image of Fiona, find Tsukasa Jun's rendition of Risty from Queen's Blade.The observation was already voiced in the past that Katja was meant to make the other KoF women look bland by comparison, yet she's managed to surround herself with characters that make HER look bland by comparison.
>>31366526> Fiona is larger than Katja. Not by much, but she's slightly taller and more ripped than Katja. If you want an immediate close-enough image of Fiona, find Tsukasa Jun's rendition of Risty from Queen's Blade.Huh... OK. Is it weird that my first thought was Fiona could be that XBAWKS HUEG chick from Violence Jack? (Or the Canon Rule 63 of Violence Jack, either one works.)
>>31366160>Dat Pic>"during an incident in "Second Southtown" So... Draco confirmed for being part of the events of that "Another Day" OVA? Also bumping in hopes the QM didn't bail on us or have something awful happen to his computer I guess...
>>31368600If Fiona were designed by Capcom, she probably WOULD look like and be about the size of Fire Venus (The character you're thinking of)... And while I've toyed wiith making such a character (As it feels like NO ONE'S really tried to in the past or present), Fiona just doesn't seem like she'd fit being THAT large in a SNKP Universe IMHO... Though you DID make me picture her wearing Pic Related as a DLC costume, which scares and amuses me at the same time. >>31369632Possibly... And no, I'm not dead and neither is my battered old lap-top, though I might have to take a long break from QM'ing the future to get it worked on to deal with the issues it seems to have (As it NOW won't accept 4chan X and sticks to "2010 Mode" on the regular site [IE No Quick Reply, Thread Tracker, Catalog, spot where it is on the bard as far as which page it's on Etc. Etc.])...>>31364832>>31365599>>31366160Just bumping this up with a quick announcement that the next update is on it's way, as my errands in my podunk little town took WAAAY longer to do than I expected...
... And NOW, after further fiddling, everything's back to normal as far as 4chan's concerned.>>31364832>>31366160>You now assume Direct Control of Andrew Draco>Time of Day: 7:49 PMYou had been enjoying one last cigarette with your boss Jean Gabriel and Brother-in-Arms Kazunori Kazahaya, shooting the shit and just about ready to get back to the party when you hear footsteps draw closer to you.You crane your head to see a fairly short, but built and strong-looking guy with long, blond hair and blue eyes march towards you, the energy that's coming off of him and his body language suggesting that he's VERY angry... "Who are you?" the bonde guy asks, pointing a finger at you when he gets close enough.You get a smug look on your face as you puff on your cigarette, thinking of all of the silly and downright stupid names you could say to this guy, a part of you knowing that he probably knows who you are."They call me... X" you tell him. "Now what'dyou want? I'm busy.""With what? Adding more nails to your coffin?" he asks, then says "And don't try to bullshit me; I KNOW who you are!""Really" you muse, letting that word linger in the evening air as you lean up off the the wall you resting against and stand upright, again smirking as he seems to be dwarfed by the shadow the light above you makes (Mainly because you have an easy half of a foot in height over him)... Neither of you say anything for a few tense moments, the blonde guy breathing hard enough that he loks like he's convulsing as you shoot him a piercing look through your sunglasses, still smoking your last cigarette for the day."Look... I know what you're here for" you honestly tell him. "And I'm not gonna bullshit you or lie about what I've done to your so-called "Fiancee", either" your voice doing that odd octave drop you can't really control when you're angry... "What DID you do to her?" he asks, his eyes full of fury that remind you of a lone, hungry wolf a little...
>>31373194>Draco fucked Mai, at worstYou serious?
Seriously, my lap-top's been doing WEIRD SHIT in the last 48 Hours... Appologies all around for the few that were left waiting for hours on end during that time.>>31373418>>31373194You get a smug look on your face again for a second, then drop it in favor of a more "Hard"-looking one. "Well, I made out with her in the hallway about an hour ago...""And that's all?" he snappily asks, his fears seemingly masked by the anger behind his question."No, actually" you snappily reply. "We've been dating off and on for about, oh... Four years now? Since that little escapade you, your brother and your Kickboxing Friend went on in Denmark..."He seems a little beside himself, but channels it into a seething fury as you can feel his Ki start to sky-rocket. You take off your sunglasses and look himdead in the eyes, one of them probably burning a bright red and the other a placid blue as you ask him "OK, I see how it is... You want to fight me here and now? I'll make EXTRA sure that you won't be able to compete in the KOF next week for the enjoyment of, what, the two guys by my side? The SAME two guys that'll be the only eye-witnesses when one of them calls the cops on you for assault & battery?"Those words seem to drop his anger down somewhat, though he mostly gets confused look on his face as you explain "On the other hand, you COULD cool your jets and wait 10 Days, then LEGALLY pound me into the turf at Copacabana Beach with millions of people watching from around the world... But again, the choice's yours", crossing your arms as Jean-Clayde Gabriel & Kazunori Kazahaya slowly, deliberately stand up behind you, Jean cracking his knuckles and Kazunori making some Wuxia-Inspired stance to try and look intimidating next to you."Just tell me one thing" the blonde guy says, his energy and ager-levels steadying out a little bit as you seemingly don't do anything to prepare for a probable fight. "Did you have sex with her?"
>>31373590You pause at that, not saying anything as you take the last possible drag off of your cigarette blowing a smoke ring at his face as you try to quickly think of what to tell him.>A. Tell him the truth, then get ready to stomp his ass with Jean & Kazunori backing you up (Roll 3d100 for speed.>B. Lie through your teeth and see if he buys it (Roll 2d100 for Bluff & Luck).>C. Lie to get him mad at you, then counter any possible strike with an Atemi Nage (Roll 4d100 for Speed, Defense, Luck that you guessed which height his attack was at and Attack Damage).>D. Offer up a non-comittal response and see what he does, backing away from him and playing it cool, calm & collected for as long as you feel like it if he tries to attack you (Roll 3d100 for Speed, Defense & Evasion)>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)>>31373590Why don't you stick around and find out. eh Anon?
Rolled 50, 95, 62 = 207>>31373824>A. Tell him the truth, then get ready to stomp his ass with Jean & Kazunori backing you up (Roll 3d100 for speed.Telling him will fuck him up for the rest of the tournament if it's as bad as it sounds.
>>31373824>>31373842>A. Tell him the truth, then get ready to stomp his ass with Jean & Kazunori backing you up (Roll 3d100 For Speed, Evasion & Attack Damage)Fixed.
Rolled 19, 41, 68 = 128>>31373824>>A. Tell him the truth, then get ready to stomp his ass with Jean & Kazunori backing you up (Roll 3d100 For Speed, Evasion & Attack Damage)Lost your name, btw.
>TFW I'm actually right about a plot twist for onceFucking CALLED IT.>>31373824 >A. Tell him the truth, then get ready to stomp his ass with Jean & Kazunori backing you up (Roll 3d100 for speed.Edge for the Edgelord, I guess...
Rolled 57, 54, 68 = 179>>31374266Forgot to roll.
Rolled 16, 38, 7 = 61>>31373824>D.OK, NOW this is getting mildly interesting... [Spoiler]Andrew's like a tribute to what the quest thread generals think is a "Cool" MC, right?[/spoiler]
Rolled 18, 51, 49 = 118>>31373824 >C. Lie to get him mad at you, then counter any possible strike with an Atemi Nage (Roll 4d100 for Speed, Defense, Luck that you guessed which height his attack was at and Attack Damage).Get him salty and fuck him up? I like.
>>31375284He's getting mad salty either way, no matter what Draco says. It'll just be more dramatic if he's truthful about it.
>>31375626He DID just outright say that Mai has been cheating on him for four years. If he says he banged her AT THE SAME PARTY HER HUBBY IS AT, it'll ruin him.
I don't think Andy's THAT short. Shorter than Terry, yeah, but not noticeably squatty, not like XIII Takuma.
Rolled 8, 24, 76 = 108>>31373824 >D. Offer up a non-comittal response and see what he does, backing away from him and playing it cool, calm & collected for as long as you feel like it if he tries to attack you (Roll 3d100 for Speed, Defense & Evasion)Draco hasn't actually said anything tangible yet IMHO; If anything, Andy's jumping to conclusions to give him a reason to fight.Also, I'm ptetty sute Andy's only like 5'8" tall, while Takuma's close to 6' (Making Draco about 6'2", if my info's correct and my math's right)...
>>31376391>Draco hasn't actually said anything tangible yet IMHO; If anything, Andy's jumping to conclusions to give him a reason to fight.See >>31375736.
>>31374058Thanks for that friendly Tiger.>>31373842>>31374291>>31375183Well, Andrew's more like a shot at the roster of that one Korean KoF knock-off ("Flip-Bucket", I think it's called?), but close enough I guess...>>31376391You're math and info's spot-on according to SNKWiki, but see >>31376436 & >>31375736...And it looks like a heated TIe while I was helping a roomate pack for a trip... Vote to break it /tg/!
>>31376616No it's not. It was resoundingly in A's favor.
>>31376616Three As, two Ds, one C.
Isn't this breaking, like, at least 1/3 of Mai's core character? Her character as a whole is "sexy ace ninja," "Japanese nationalist," and "unending devotion to Andy."
>>31376667>>31376737...I'm sorry for that Anons; I counted the votes wrong! Option A WINS and an update's on the way (I thought that >>31376391 was a mis-cast vote because the Anon only rolled 3d100 instead of 4d100... )
>>31376616>that one Korean KoF knock-offWHICH Korean KoF knock-off? There's been a couple over the years.
>>31376926Xuan Dou Zhi Wang, AKA "King of Combat" AKA "Flip Bucket" as a nickname following a rather poor original English translation.>>31376781SNKP turned her into a goddamn DANCER for a pachinko-only sequel to Garou that's CANON; I think this could slide a little... Maybe...>MFW I realized that video WASN'T an April Fool's day jokeBask in the rage by watching it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkt0y5rElgQice
>>31377165>Old Terry>Some blonde chick>Geese is back>Krauser is back>Billy has a shitty haircut>Black, maskless Raiden>Yamazaki looks cool, I guessAt least Mai still has her fans and looks glamorous, so that's keeping in character.
>>31377165I don't think a four-year affair is letting it "slide a little."
>>31378578Correction: They have a similar view on their relationship like Terry & Blue Mary do (On-Again, Off-Again but in relative secrecy).>>31377307Yeah, I suppose so... And I actually like "Ice Cream" Geese a little bit; Makes him look a little more like the "Uber-80's Badguy Businessman" he's portrayed as in the earlier games.>>31374291>>31374058>>31373842Your mind seemingly hits a wellspring of all of the most ridiculously perverted sex acts you could say to Andy Bogard to try and throw him off his game... But you take one last look in his eyes and realize that lying through your teeth just isn't your style, plus the fact that he deserves another brand of pain:You tell him the truth."Yes, I did... You happy Now?" you rhetorically ask, throwing your cigarette butt away as your words only seem to serve as a catalyst to piss Andy Bogard off even further as he yells and rushes towards you, his elbow outstretched with a "Zan'eiken" and a slightly golden aura surrounding his body.In a split-second, you take the first impact of his hit and use it to "Lock-in" his elbow and grab him into a counter-hold, tossing him over your hip.You scramble to back away from Andy, not even feeling the after-affects of his first hit and feeling that the possible risk of eating a "Wake-Up" "Choureppudan" DM this early weigh on your mind quite a bit (Partly because you feel that this fight seems a bit gratuitous, as well as the fact that you've got the biggest day of your life less than 4 days ahead of you).Jean & Kazunori seem to pick up on this and trade off attacks for a few moments, Jean's almost mathematical punches and Kicks serving in stark contrast to Kazunori's dazzling display of flashy slashes and acrobatic kicks (A part of you wondering if he had dusted off his old "Wuxia Wireframe" film collection to steal ideas from again) as you do a few quick stretches before rushing in to get a piece of the fight for yourself.
>>31378919So if they went all the way earlier tonight, that means Mai literally had sex with Draco behind her fiancee's (and everyone else's) back at the exact same function as part of a long-running four-year affair.Draco's fuckery aside, there's no way Mai isn't going to get seriously burned by this. Money says Terry throttles her.
>>31378919> like Terry & Blue Mary do (On-Again, Off-Again but in relative secrecy).No, I'm pretty sure that's vaguely public. They don't trumpet from the grandstands like Andy and Mai, but at the least, most everyone associated with Fatal Fury knows about it.
>>31379138I can confirm that they didn't have sex tonight though... Only the make-out session that Jean had caught the literal end of (Draco thought Andy was just asking a general question about his relationship with Mai, as niccotiene does weird things to how his mind functions).>>31379194(I should've said "They're on-again, off-again LIKE Terry & Mary, but very secretive of their affair"; Sorry for any confusion.)>>31378919However, while Andy didn't do a full-on DM attack, he DID catch you off-guard with a quick sweep kick that tripped you up as Jean & Kazunori hop away from the two of you, your "Ring Rust" showing a little bit as you get up and "Stuff" Andy's belated follow-up attack (A high kick hat he thought would connect due to your height) with a "Buzzsaw Cutter", an uppercut that Andy widens his eyes at (As it looks like a variant of his "Shoryuudan") and knocks him down for a split-second, though he instead did an obviouly drilled-for-years "Ukemi" and holds up his guard at you, his eyes still swirling with either pure, unbridled rage or something inside of him that even he doesn't realize is going on...You don't really have any lead in the fight to start thinking about something else as Andy's also deceptively strong, his Koppoken style of Ninjutsu focused not on breaking and dislocating joibts in the human body, but the bones themselves...Inspite of this, you trade blows with him now, neither one of you trying to dodge as instead one tries to over-power the other in a test of will... That you eventually take charge of with a high-counter-attack, grabbing and hoisting his body over yours as you slam him ito the pavement, Jean & Kazunori off to the side a little bit as you again back away from Andy, playing it catious right now for your own health rather than his...
Ran into connection issues, then (Predictably?) fell asleep... Here's the last half of the updates Anons; I appologize (Once again!) for not posting these earlier.>>31379641Andy's "Bells" seem to be ringing though as that golden glow of his wears off and he slowly gets back up, Jean & Kazunori still by your side just in case things get TOO wild for either of the three of you to handle...Andy clutches his head and groggily asks "Where'd you learn techniques from Master Tung-Fue Rue?"You don't choose to answer him right away, then tell him "Some old book I found in a pawn shop down by Weaver Ave." and put up your defense to see if he wants to fight some more, as Andy seems slightly cowed by the power of your attacks...===>BATTLE START!>Your Health: 90%>Jean's Health: 96%>Kazunori's Health: 95%>Andy Bogard's Health: 78% >Your Ki: 56%, No Bars of Ki>Jean's Ki: 23%, No Bars of Ki>Kazunori's Ki: 29%, No Bars of Ki>Andy's Ki: 12%, 1 Bar of Ki
>>31381826>A. Ask Jean & Kazunori if they actually want to keep fighting fight alongside you while you battle Andy Bogard; If they say yes, try to get them to "Read" your "Tells" as you back off for now (And let them fight for you a little bit here and there) (Roll 4d100 for Speed, Evasion, Defense & Counter-Attack Damage)>B. Ask Jean & Kazunori to respectfully step aside; This is a matter of personal pride now and you want to REALLY hammer that home by going on the offense to try and KO Bogard quickly (Roll 3d100 for Speed, Evasion & Attack Damage)>C.Ask if Jean and/or Kazunori want to stay in the fight, then keep up your current strategy by making Bogard guess what you're going to do, moving in and out of his possible Attack Range to open up both Offensive & Defensive opportunities for you (Roll 4d100 for Speed, Evasion, Defense & Attack Damage)>D. Shit-Talk Andy into "Giving it up now while he can still walk out of this one" and fight him another day... Or something like that; You honestly hope he'll cool down so that you don't have to go through with this right now (Roll 1d100 for The Power of Persuation; "Write-In" Dialogue encouraged with this choice)>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)>F. Assume the Role of....? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story" and/or an alternate take on current events)===>Pause UpdatesI again applogise for the night cutting off so abruptly for a lot of Anons regarding the freeze on updates; I intend to not have to go through this kind of thing in the next session (VERY tired over the course of this week for a variety of reasons).Speaking of which, if the current thread lives when I can get back to it, updates will resume at 9 AM PST, Noon EST tomorrow (Today? for the PST time-zone folllowers). If the current thread 404's however, expect a delay of up to one hour onto the current ETA (So 10 Am PST / 1 PM EST).Regardless, have a good night anons.
Rolled 43, 26, 93, 42 = 204>>31381904>C.Ask if Jean and/or Kazunori want to stay in the fight, then keep up your current strategy by making Bogard guess what you're going to do, moving in and out of his possible Attack Range to open up both Offensive & Defensive opportunities for you (Roll 4d100 for Speed, Evasion, Defense & Attack Damage)
Rolled 63, 48, 82, 64 = 257>>31381904 >C.Ask if Jean and/or Kazunori want to stay in the fight, then keep up your current strategy by making Bogard guess what you're going to do, moving in and out of his possible Attack Range to open up both Offensive & Defensive opportunities for you (Roll 4d100 for Speed, Evasion, Defense & Attack Damage)
Rolled 77>>31381904>D."I fucked your Waifu; You mad?"
Rolled 33>>31381904>C.Rollin' to help the cau->Reads through the latest character arcI'll take that back; I'm rolling to see this asshole fail, HORRIBLY.
Rolled 55, 47, 89, 12 = 203>>31385447Whoops, didn't read the dice right lol.
>>31382721>>31384606>>31385466Option C overwhelmingly wins the vote, with the first update of the session now pending...
>>31382721>>31384606>>31385466>Updates officially resume>You're now in Direct control of Andrew Draco>Time of Day: 8:01 PM>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkBMAHUkibYAndy Bogard seems incensed at your remarks and charges forward once more, his usually calm demeanour replaced by an unabashed recklessness as you step past his "Hishouken" projectile, rather than rolling towards or away from him.He throws out another one as you take a step forward, then dodge it at the last moment, asking Jean-Claude Gabriel & Kazunori Kazahaya "You guys still want in on this?""Hell yeah! I haven't had a chance to show anybody why I'm "the Undefeated Karnoffel King of the East" yet" you hear Kazunori boast, Jean looking at him like he's from the moon while you uncontrollabley guffaw at him, brief visions of him being the main character in some cheesy-as-shit anime in your mind."Sure thing Shuuji" you jokingly tell Kazunori as you try to close in against Andy, though his speed seems to pick up as he smacks you in the jaw with a spinning back-fist, nearly bowling you over as he tries to do a few extra punches kicks to knock you off-balance. However, after the initial shock of the first hit wore of, you were able to still stand and block his strikes, blasting him away from you with a "Blow-Back Attack" (A Jumping Spin-Kick) before hopping away from him in case he tried to strike you while he gets up...Though he does try for an attack, Kazunori steps in to take the hit for you, Jean Gabriel kicking Andy in the shins before knocking him up into the air with a standing uppercut, his hand leaving behind a trail of blue Ki. You take that as your cue to hit hit him, jumping as high as your legs can carry you and smashing into Andy with a "Windslicer", knocking Andy back down to terra-firma where Kazunori's waiting for him, slicing at him with a playing cards in each hand in a movement similar to ones used by Bājíquán practioners.
>>31387418You look on as you land a little awkwardly on the ground, Jean helping you up as youwatch Kazunori act as a kind of "Guard" between you and Andy, slicing away his projectiles with a strike or two while slowly advancing towards him...A part of you almost feels sorry for him, knowing that Mai Shiranui's probably the only thing he's got to take pride in his life (As it was well-known that he was a good fighter, sure, but seemingly lacked that certain intangible "Something" that made his brother Terry a bonafied legend in your eyes, as well as in many others) as you yell "You still want to keep going? Or are you gonna just get pounded into the pavement by the three of us?!""Fuck you!" you hear him yell back in Japanese as he once again starts to faintly glow a golden yellow, as Kazunori & Jean step away from him as he rushes towards you, his elbow outstretched again but closing in on you MUCH faster than before...===>Your Health: 83%>Jean's Health: 95%>Kazunori's Health: 90%>Andy Bogard's Health: 71%>Your Ki: 3%, 1 Bar>Jean's Ki: 77%, No Bars>Kazunori's Ki: 8%, 1 Bar>Andy's Ki: 0% (Attempting an SDM)===
>>31387612>A. Wordlessly stare him down, dodge his "Powered-Up" "Zan'eiken" at the last moment, then suplex him before he has a chance to turn around and face you (Roll 3d100 for Speed, Evasion & Attack Damage)>B. Block his strike and any other follow-ups, then hit him with a pair of "Standing Wind Slicers" to blast him back a little bit and open up some breathing room for yourself (Roll 3d100 for Speed, Defense & Attack Damage)>C. Attempt to counter his attack with a 'Sngle-Winged Slam" DM, then see if Jean & Kazunori can "Soften him up" a little bit more before you KO him yourself (Roll 3d100 for Speed, Attack Damage & Luck that your comrades will follow your lead and attack him)>D. Let the attack hit you, then motion to Jean to have him call the cops on Andy Bogard for "Assault & Battery"; After all, YOU were the one that hasn't tried to fight him so far and NEEDED your friends to help you out... Right? (Roll 1d100 for how much damage you take; 100 will be a straight-up KO for you, while a 1 means he misses you completely...)>E. Attempt to grab his attack with your Atemi Nage like you did before, but instead of slamming him into the ground, try chucking him away from you to let Jean & Kazunori fight for a second as you try to think of what to say if anyone nearby's watching this all unfold... (Roll Roll 3d100 for Speed, Defense and Attack Damage)>F. Assume the Role of....? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story" and/or an alternate take on current events)>G. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
Rolled 61, 31, 83 = 175>>31387872C mixed with D. If it hits, that's a stronger case for assault.
>>31388139It'll ruin Andy physically, emotionally AND legally. Not only did he lose his girl, but he lost his pride for being unable to avenge his honor.
Rolled 70>>31387872>D.Draco's a jackass that needs to DIE. HORRIBLY. NOW.
Rolled 74, 15, 84 = 173>NTR>Mai being a total slut>Andy looking like a chump compared to some OC'sThis is just like one of my H-Mangas!But seriously, Fuck You Weasel. FUCK YOU.>>31387872> C. Attempt to counter his attack with a 'Sngle-Winged Slam" DM, then see if Jean & Kazunori can "Soften him up" a little bit more before you KO him yourself (Roll 3d100 for Speed, Attack Damage & Luck that your comrades will follow your lead and attack him)Let's just hope that Andy can KO this guy and go to town on the others soon.
Rolled 60, 55, 9 = 124>>31387872>C.Curious at the backlash yhis guys had so far... But then again, he hasn't really said much to defend himself.
>>31389996People are getting mad at Draco because he made Mai BREAK CHARACTER and cheat on Andy - for four years, at that! And now he's about to get away with it in severe fashion, at least right now.I'm not sure if the same can be said of Mai herself, but she'll get a reckoning too. For how long she professed her love for Andy and her desire to be his blushing bride, now she'll be outed as both a whore and a liar in front of everyone.
>>31388628Andy has a habit of jobbing to almost everyone, it seems.
I think this thread's done guys. The QM's been bitching on his twitter that he can't get the captcha to load for like an hour now...RIP in peace King of Fighter's Quest; Draco, Jean, Kazunori & Mai are a shit, Fiona & Tsuyako OTP and Katja is a real QT 3.14
>>31392605A tragically misunderstood woman who SHOULD have been the MC from the start.
Image test to see if the captcha problems have been solved or not...
>>31393204Well holy fucking shit, that didn't take long... Continue the thread right now Anons? or wait until tomorrow at 9 AM PST, Noon EST for Round 27? (Option C with a splash of D won the vote and will be the in the next true update.)
>>31393283You're already here.
>>31393180She'd be more like that sub-final boss fight from Maximum Impact 2. You're not quite meant to play as her.
>>31393922Pretty much, yeah... I actually think she's a character with merit for the MC of an "Evil" KOF or fightin' game crossover Quest, but her powers would be pretty OP compared to most of SNKP's universe (Give-or-take characters like Igniz, Orochi & Saiki)>>31393662OK, then let's get back to the business at hand, shall we?>>31388628>>31389996>>31388139You start to channel energy into your arm as you quickly raise it over your head, then slam the ground as a cage-like wall of Orange energy forms around you, confident that your "Single-Winged Slam" will blast Andy Bogard back (Or at least make him come to his senses and concede this 3-on-1 "Fight" until you can fight him WITHOUT a guilty conscience in little less than a fortnight)... Luckily for you, everything fell into place for this one as the attack beats out Andy's outstretched elbow, knocking him FAR away from you as the energy illuminates the immediate expanse of parking lot.However, any sense of victory you might've had is extinguished when you first note that Jean & Kazunori are nowhere to be found as you look around for a second, then get a sight of why they might've split on you:The silhouette of Mai Shiranui staring at you just out of reach of the light that hangs over the door that leads out to this so-called "Smoking Area".You try not to look hurt or surprised as you wordlessly curse your so-called "Friends" for bailing out on you so quickly, but take that back when you realise that they probably left you alone because they saw "Your old lady" and knew that they weren't needed any longer...You put the sunglasses you had taken off back on, not wanting to look "Weak" if you start to cry as you take a breath and walk over to Mai, her expression one of seeming shock but an odd sense of, well... "Inevitability?" you guess; Like a part of her just KNEW that this was going to happen tonight, or soon enough...
>>31395685You back away slightly when Andy looks up at you and growls "You...", then pauses to spit out some blood from his mouth. "You home-wrecking son of a bitch!""Oh, Andy please just" Mai started to say, but he wasn't listening to her, shaking her hand away from him and almost knocking Mai back with his elbow (Though she had hopped away from him just in the nick of time). You can practically see him start to convulse again as once more, the golden aura he seems to start to fade away just a little bit as you honestly don't quite know how to proceed, especially with Mai nearby and looking like she's had it with BOTH of you...===>Your Health: 82%>Andy Bogard's Health: 48%>Your Ki: 0%>Andy's Bogard's Ki: 0% ===>A. Confidently walk up to Andy & Mai, then do the hpnorable thing by telling them that you're sorry and letting Andy beat the crap out of you. (Roll 1d100 for how damage he deals to you; A 100 is none at all, while a 1 equals an instant KO)>B. Try to get Mai to explain what lead the two of you to start secretly dating, as you feel as though Andy would only just get angrier if you tried to tell him, then get ready to possibly fight him some more... (Roll 4d100 for Luck that Mai's explanation will calm him down, Speed, Evasion & Attack Damage if it doesn't)>C. Rush in and pound this wannabe "Fail-Ninja" into the pavement, showing off the kind of macho prowess that chicks like Mai' are supposed to dig... Right? (Roll 4d100 for Speed, Defense, Evasion & Attack Damage)>D. Tell them that "It's between the two of you now; I'm not bringing up Mai's choices if she hasn't already" and find away to make a hasty retreat... Besides, you've got a flight to catch soon (Roll 1d100 for Speed in GTFO'ing)>E. Assume the Role of....? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story" and/or an alternate take on current events)>F. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
Rolled 31, 95, 67, 49 = 242>>31396772>C. Rush in and pound this wannabe "Fail-Ninja" into the pavement, showing off the kind of macho prowess that chicks like Mai' are supposed to dig... Right? (Roll 4d100 for Speed, Defense, Evasion & Attack Damage)Because that's what tryhard coolguy homewreckers do: beat the shit out of the original boyfriend right in front of the girlfriend just to prove a point.
>>31396772Is Mai about to try and take the high ground in this argument? Because fuck her if she is.
>>31396772 >A. Confidently walk up to Andy & Mai, then do the hpnorable thing by telling them that you're sorry and letting Andy beat the crap out of you. (Roll 1d100 for how damage he deals to you;A 100 is none at all, while a 1 equals an instant KO) Fuck it, let's try to get out of this with dignoty and make Gogard look like more of an asshole fighting us than we are for what we did (Which the QM STILL hasn't truly revealed yet).
Rolled 61>>31397949>Gogard>Not "Bogard"Fuckin' lol... Also forgot to roll too.
Rolled 49>>31396772>A. Confidently walk up to Andy & Mai, then do the honorable thing by telling them that you're sorry and letting Andy beat the crap out of you. (Roll 1d100 for how damage he deals to you; A 100 is none at all, while a 1 equals an instant KO)I'm going to hell for posting this, but IDGAF.
>>31398563Damn it, I shouldn't be laughing...>>31397996Well, it looks like Option A has it on lock-down if there aren't any other votes soon...
>>31397996>>31398563"Don't try to defend me Mai" you tell her, your voice dropping lower as you confidently stride towards her and Andy Bogard. "I'M the one at fault here, OK?"Andy launches a punch to your jaw and you simply take it, the impact once again not enough to knock you down (Though the punch does stagger you a liitle bit).You crane your head up and look at him, taking off your sunglasses as you simply say "Harder", wiping the blood off of your mouth from a small cut on your lip.Andy grits his teeth as he lands another punch, this one with actually LESS strength behind it as you again turn to him and smile. "Harder."Andy seems slightly shocked as he lands a kick at your sides, Mai holding her tongue at the two of you as you cough out "You kick like that and call yourself a fighter? C'mon already...""Why are you just LETTING me hit you?" Andy asks, slightly unnerved by your antics."Because I'm the snake in yor garden of eden?" you quip back as that murderous gleam in Andy's eyes start to fade away. "I want to go home and rest before I fly out, alright?"Andy crosses his arms at you, not wanting to let on that you and your friends were more-or less beating him into hamburger. "Why'd you do it?""I'll answer that" Mai pipes up, seemingly sick of being ignored as she moves forward and wraps her arms around Andy's waist and locking her hands around her wrists so that Andy couldn't easily escape her grasp... But also so that he couldn't move or fight anymore (Not that he's really thinking about it, but still...)."Let go of me damn it" you hear Andy tell her, Mai getting a "Hurt" look on her face (hough to be fair, she's not really in a place to argue) as she almost instantly lets him go."Will you just LISTEN, please?" she asks as Andy looks at her and sighs."Fine... " he grumbles as she clears her throat and gets every last fact of her story together as you're not quite sure if he's going to ignore her and start attacking you again.
>>31401655"Well... It was four years ago; You, Terry. Joe and I had been invited to compete in a tournament in Japan called "Shukumei no Tatakai" she starts to explain, pulling a folding fan virtually out of nowhere. "I had lost in the qurater finals to a masked wrestler that you DEMOLISHED in like ten seconds."Both of you nod, knowing what had happened but from different sides of the action: YOU were that masked wrestler Mai was referring to, though you were confident that Andy didn't know and Mai had curiously ignored the fact that she had more-or-less had your number the whole fight, but lpst after over-extending and unintentionally knocking herself out of the ring (Resulting in an instant disqualification for her)."Then we went on that wild goose chase in Denmark for me and Nee-san's birth parents" Andy adds, starting to remember that particular time in his life. "And?" he asks, wanting to get right into what this has to do with her infidelity and unfaithfulness."Well... On the night before you had left for Denmark, I headed over to personally deliver a note of appologies to her about what had happened in that tournament" you tell him, admitting "I just didn't really feel right taking that win after what happened, ESPECIALLY after everyone had started to laugh at her..."Andy nods, flashes of the humiliated look on her blusing face after she hid for a little bit in the Medical Tent. "OK... AND?""And I just happened to be going out to Denmark that next morning too... I was looking to restart my career and was hustling to try and find a backer and there was some guy that needed a licensed professional to get in on some new Pro-Am Sportscar series..." you explain, pausing for breath when you add "Also, a friend of a friend was playing in some funky little metal club.""Damn it" Andy winces, recalling how he had wanted to go to be with Mai that night, but had to take care of his portion of the so-called "Will" that later turned out to be a scam...
>>31402172"Well, that's where I met Andrew" Mai admits, but quickly adds "But to be fair, I wasn't to well, you know...""Yeah.. To be honest, me either" you truthfully tell him, admitting "At the time, I had a bit of a mental block about getting involved in physical relationships with, well... ANYONE really; It had to do with what my Ex did to me, which I'll spare all of you..."Andy lets out a frustrated sigh, then says "OK, so then you two got drunk and fucked, right?", venom behind his words.The silence that followed more-or-les backed that up in his mind as he yells "What the FUCK Mai?! You're BETTER THAN THAT!""I KNOW OK!" she screams back before saying "But it was just ONE TIME alright!?""BULLSHIT!" He roars back. "He JUST told me that you fucked behind my back TONIGHT!""I didn't say that OK!?" you yell, forcing your voice to have a certain sense of presence rather than "And yeah, it WAS just that one time; I was fucking MISERABLE the next day over what heppened..."Mai nods, then admits "We might not have actually had sex that night either; We were SO drunk that neither of us can remember what had happened when we got back to the castle we were all staying at" Mai says, trying to sound positive."She's right dude; I was so out of it I didn't even remember what my hotel's name was, so she offered to take me in for a night in one of the unused room at that "Hall" place she was staying in" you add, backing her up as Andy seems to be beside himself yet again, though that might be from how badly you, Jean-Claude Gabreil & Kazunori Kazahaya "Softened him up" a few minutes earlier..."Mai... He JUST told me less than ten minutes ago that you two had been having sex the whole time" Andy says, though again offer up a quick rebuttal of-sorts. "And there you go again: I DIDN'T say that I had done something like THAT, alright?" you rhetorically ask, then legitimately ask Andy "You asked me 'Did you have sex with her?'; I said 'Yes, I did'. That's IT."
>>31402609Still waiting for the "four-year" part.
>>31402822Hang on a second.>>31402609"Of course, you go challenge me to fight while I'm out here smoking a cig with my boss and best friend and I'm thinking "Well, shit, who am I to deny you a chance to get your honor back?" you ask, telling him "But no. Aside from the first night we met", pausing to emphasise "Which remember, we MIGHT not have actually done anything on aside from cuddle", before again telling "Aside from that first night, we haven't had sex...""... Why?""Because he asked for it, Andy" Mai tells him. "He told me that he wanted to just talk things out at times and I told him that even though I was in a really rocky state with you at the time we were in Denmark, a part of me still loved you... And I didn't want to ruin that by fucking the first guy I saw."You and Andy both say that for a moment, both of you not quite sure what to say... Though the fact that Mai had seemingly placed you into the dreaded "Friendzone" when you had other possible plans sticks in your craw longer and harder than you had expected, ESPECIALLY after you had helped save her from a crumbling stadium that was used to host the much-more sinister "Shukumei no Tatakai 2" Tournament as that masked Wrestler Persona..."So... Wait a minute: Aside from that one, possible time, the two of you have just... Talked? For FOUR YEARS?!" Andy asks, a part of him slightly mystified, astonished and deeply suspicious of your and Mai's parts of your explanation. "Why didn't you tell me?"Mai pauses at that, looking down at the ground for a moment as he turns back to you, his glare once more having a slight tinge of rage to it. You look at him and truthfully admit "Honestly? I think it's just a case of her not having any other guy friends... Though I have to say, if it weren't for her having the time to help me out and take my advice, I probably wouldn't be here right now", your words holding a strong sense of conviction to them.
>>31403134That doesn't explain making out with Mai earlier tonight. Plus Draco literally said that "we've been dating off and on" for four years.Counseling != datingAnd what the fuck does he mean, Mai has no guyfriends? What does that make Terry and Joe (ESPECIALLY Terry and Joe)? How about Kim, Duck, even Hon-fucking-Fu, among others? And that's before you spread out beyond Fatal Fury.
>>31403134So Draco and Mai happened to be going in the same direction, got drunk, MAYBE-fucked, and proceeded to chat on-and-off for four years straight just because Draco needed an outlet and Andy was too busy to be with Mai?How fucking convenient is that.
>>31403315>>31403350Even when defending his honor and the dignity of himself and his girl, Andy STILL ends up in the wrong somehow. Might be construed as him jumping to conclusions, but still. Poor guy.
>>31403134Andy quizically looks at you for a moment as you force a smile, a part of you screaming internally as Mai officially sends you straight out into "The Friendzone" as she says "Yeah, I was kind of like his suicide watch/guru for a while... But eventually, we became friends I guess."Andy again quite believe either of your stories, but doesn't offer any serious discontent; Instead, he ask Mai "... WHY exactly did you hide a friendly relationship with this man from me four years?" he asks. "Because I'm just not seeing it...""Well, you would go on those long training retreats out into the mountains, or in Thailand with Joe, or in the Great Northwest of the United States for up to like five, nearly 6 months at a time" you hear Mai remind him. "You were never around when he'd call up and ask for advice.""Also, I stopped REALLY calling her after about two years or so" you tell him, a kernel of truth to offer him.Andy crosses his arms again, ceding to the both of that it was a "Fair point", though he drops his voice low when he asks Mai "But I want to know who's cologne was on your neck earlier tonight.""W-Well, um..." Mai starts to say, though you step up and tell him either a bald-faced lie or another kernel of truth to try and get yourself out of this mess before it eats into your previous rest from the press, and "Good Afternnon America!" and all of those radio shows (Though getting interviwed by "The Gnome" on the IMS Radio Network was a personal highlight, if only for how hard you were having a "Nostalgia-Bomb" through it)....
>>31403601>A. Because Mai told you that Andy gets jealous as shit whenever she tries to have a male friend, just like he is now... Then get ready to fight him again, because you KNOW he's not going to take a comment like that (Roll 4d100 for Speed, Evasion, Defense & Attack Damage)>B. Because You came to idolize Geese Howard after finding his journal and his detailed, hand-written manual on the art of Hakkyokuseiken at the pawn shop on Weaver Ave, then Deck him and storm off (Roll 1d100 for the Power of your "Sucker-Punch")>C. Because you just realized that it WASN'T her after all, then run like the wind and try to find Jean-Claude Gabriel or Kazunori Kazahaya, because "The Devil Incarnate's" FUCKING HERE TONIGHT! (And no, not your Ex OR her virtual body-double...) (Roll 2d100 for Speed & Luck in finding Jean or Kazunori)>D. "Because the possibility of shit like this happening always ticked me off...", then shake your head and admit that you DID try to get her to make out with you earlier tonight.>E. Something Else ("Write-In" Vote)>>31403315Mai's seemingly only tolerant of Joe if their intros in certain games have been an example (CvS2's being a case-in-point), Hon-Fu's usually in Hong Kong, Kim' normally at home in Korea and Duck King's, well... I GUESS he's a friend along with Terry, but a fairly infrequent one.>>31403471if you were involved with a woman like Mai, would YOU fight tooth-and-nail to keep her? Even if it meant that you were a little hair-trigger when it came to asking questions and dealing with your own pet-theories on how and why you're waifu's suddenly seemingly got the looks for another man? (TL;DR Andy rushed to conclusions a little in this case, but rightly so IMHO.)
>>31403696>Pause UpdatesI hate to do this, but it's getting late and I have to get up early tomorrow Anons. Thanks to all that had to deal with my computer issues today and as usual, updates should resume tomorrow at 9 AM PST / Noon EST.
>>31403712Also forgot to mention that if this thread 404's while I'm sleeping, a new one will start up at around 9:30 AM PST / 12:30 PM EST.>Pic Related: Katja Hartkern's Face When she's been shadowed by one of her most hated enemies (Draco being a close second to Jean-Claude Gabriel)
Rolled 87>>31403696>B.It would explain the moveset at the very least.
>>31403696>D. "Because the possibility of shit like this happening always ticked me off...", then shake your head and admit that you DID try to get her to make out with you earlier tonight.I mean, she IS Mai Shiranui.
>>31403696 >D. "Because the possibility of shit like this happening always ticked me off...", then shake your head and admit that you DID try to get her to make out with you earlier tonight.Be the bigger man still; It seems to be working...
>>31403696 >B. BecauseYou came to idolize Geese Howard after finding his journal and his detailed, hand-written manual on the art of Hakkyokuseiken at the pawn shop on Weaver Ave, then Deck him and storm off (Roll 1d100 for the Power of your "Sucker-Punch") What a TWEEST!
Rolled 45, 88 = 133>>31403696>C."Bizuki did it lol; Gotta go tell my boss so he can find her."
Rolled 50, 17, 49, 68 = 184>>31403696>>A. Because Mai told you that Andy gets jealous as shit whenever she tries to have a male friend, just like he is now... Then get ready to fight him again, because you KNOW he's not going to take a comment like that (Roll 4d100 for Speed, Evasion, Defense & Attack Damage)Fun.
>>31406622>>31406587>>31406179>>31406041OK Anons, I'm back and it looks like a TIE to start off the session... Break the Tie? Or possibly combine the votes /tg/?
>>31403696>>31407705Combine B & D please.
>>31407705Seconding the combination from >>31408020; It's the classiest way out IMHO
Rolled 42>>31403696>B. Because that's what tryhard coolguy homewreckers do.
>>31407705Still sticking with my vote from >>31406587 OP.
>>31408020>>31408749Looks like the Combine option has it at 2 Votes at this new round of voting, with Options B & D with one each... As such, I'm going with the "Combine" Option unless there's any outcry/feedback from the players.
>>31409142Combine the damn votes and START already!
>>31409159OK...>>31408020>>31408749>>31408885>>31408938>>31406622>>31406587>>31406179>>31406041>Updates Officially Resume.You're still in direct control of Andrew Draco>Time of Day: 8:10 PMEven though your mind races with thousands of possible lies that you could tell Andy Bogard to try and defend yourself and your honor, you cast them all aside and decide to tell him the truth; You owe him that much, especially as you can tell that he means well (If a bit hasty and the type to jump to conclusions a little too quickly for your liking)."Well hang on dude, I've got a couple of reasons for her" you start to say, deliberately letting your words hang in the night air as you walk over to him. "First of all... yeah, That's my cologne; But I'M the one who made the first move, not Mai."He glares at you as Mai looks as though she's beside herself a little at your words (As to her, it WAS an equal kiss) as you clear your throat. "NowI know I'm a COMPLETE monster for doing that, sure, but I think we need to put this on hold until the tournament starts... Settle it there like gentlemen would, because I KNOW you probably would've given me a hell of a fight if it weren't for my buddies backing me up..."He thinks it over for a little bit, his eyes locked on yours with a piercing glare as you slowly ready yourself to fight him again... Though fortunately it doesn't come to that as he tells you "That's fair. We ARE scheduled to fight in 10 days, right?""Right... "My "Wildcard Team" Vs. "The Lonely Wolves", live in Rio" you remind him, then ask him "And let's agree that no matter what happens, we'll fight "Fresh"? Even if one of us have to force a team member out to do that?"He raises an eyebrow at that and crossses his arms, then asks "How about we go ahead and just start first then?"You ponder his offer for a second and nod. "Deal" you tell him, then offer a hand for him to shake.
>>31409886"Get that damn hand out of my sight before I shove it up your ass" Andy coldly tells you as you nod and put your sunglasses back on and shrug, walking past him but stopping for a second."I'll you two around then" you calmly reply, your back turned to Andy & Mai, chanelling your energy for one last reminder of what's in store for him. "Oh yeah... One other thing I wanted to tell you."You turn around and sucker-punch Andy squarely in the jaw, knocking him down onto the ground as Mai whips out a fan and tries to "THAT'S for the author of my Hakkyokuseiken training manual" you tell him before storming off into the night, the same feeling of unbridled fury swelling inside of you right now that you had only felt once before, back when you had dropped Mai off at the hospital after the "Shukumei no Tatakai 2" (Only to see her wake up to Andy Bogard's voice)...You don't try to stiffle or calm yourself down as you walk across the parking lot, looking for the front entrance to find Kazunori Kazajaya holding your riding helmet and gloves along with his."How'd it go?" he asks, noting your cuts and bruises."Why the hell did you and Jean split on me?" you ask him in response, your anger not-quite contained enough in your words."I figured you needed privacy... We were right around the corner though" he explains, adding "Plus, I think Bizuki Iijima tried to crash the party as yours truly; She was playing dubstep out in the ballroom after that house band bailed."You nod at that, knowing that you REALLY don't want to see someone like Bizuki right now, a nagging voice in the back of your mind compelling you to "Go to her man! Make her mind-rape Mai into LOVING YOU FOREVER! She'll TOTALLY do it too!"... You shake that thought out of your head and calmly tell Kazunori "We're fighting his team in Rio in 10 Days; We'll settle it all then."Kazunori nods, then asks "Why's your hand red though?""I gave him a little going away present" you simply tell him.
>>31410276 Kazunori nods at that, then asks "I take it your done for tonight?" "Yeah...." you admit with a weary sigh, then ask "Hey, where's that girl? Angel I think her name was..." "She split after the bar stopped serving her drinks" Kazunori tells you, then says "Let's boogie" as you nod and follow him out to the parking lot you had parked your motorcycles at ('the two of you and Angel refusing to let a valet handle them).You slip on your helmet (An Arai RX-7 RR4 Corsair "Matsudo Replica") and straddle your bike, feeling something slightly "Off" about the night as you fire up your bike, that Norton Rotary-Engined hunk of "Black Death" almost getting drowned out by the low rumble of Kazunori's Ducati Monster "Senna Edition", the two of you riding off into the night shortly soon after...>A. Assume Direct Control of Katja Hartkern and play through the rest of the night normally>B. Assume Direct Control of Katja Hartkern, but Time-Skip to the next day (5/23).>C. Assume the Role of....? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story" and/or an alternate take on current events)>D. Somthing Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>>31410497 >A. Assume Direct Control of Katja Hartkern and play through the rest of the night normally
>>31410497 >A. Assume Direct Control of Katja Hartkern and play through the rest of the night normallyBack to our 6' Aboriginal goddess.
>>31410609>>31410702>>31411005I forgot to add that I'm heading out for lunch; Voting is still open, Option A leads cleanly with 3 Votes and updates will resume when I get back online.
>>31411136>A.We want Katja Mate!
>>31411779>>31411005>>31410609>>31410702OK, back from lunch; Update's on the way... Have some tart cheesecake on me Anons.
Appologies for the delays Anons; Connection issues once again.>>31411779>>31411005>>31410702>>31410609>You now resume direct control of Katja Hartkern>The Days until the start of "The Infinite Match", Days until your fight with "The Soul of the Streets Team" & Date remain unchanged from >>31364221>Time of Day: 8:10 PM>New Thread Theme (Muffled): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRftXCiqfQ8You and quite a few of the other guests at the party had more-or-less walked out when Kazunori had started playing some infernal racket from his lap-top, the unholy sound what seemed like a machine gun blowing up an old arcade game giving you more than enough reason to get the FUCK out of there, Terry, Mary & Tizoc following you out as they didn't want to leave yet either... After saying your goodbyes to Yuri & King, the four of you hung out in the lobby for the last few minutes and were right in the middle of talking with Tizoc about the kind of diet that a guy his size has ("I eat anything!" being his reply) when you see Andy Bogard hobble over to you, looking like he had picked a fight with someone and lost... "Holy shit..." you think out loud, then put a hand over your mouth and blush slightly as Terry & Mary practically jump out of their seats."Jesus H., you alright?" Mary asks, more to get a sense of what Andy's feeling like rather than his physical condition (Which is easy to guess with a glance).".... Yeah" you hear Andy tell them before he looks to his brother and says "But I think we need to go home Nee-San," wiping a small trickle of blood from his mouth with the sleeve of his shirt."God Damn bro... What the hell happened to'ya?" Terry asks as he puts a gentle hand over his shoulder. "And where's Mai?"His long pause tells you more than the words he said to his brother ("I'll tell you about it later") as he & Tizoc help him up and hobble out of the Hotel's front entrance, heading back over to the parking lot.
>>31414749"Well shit, it looks like we're gonna HAVE to go now, huh?" Mary asks as you get up and follow her, putting on your jacket you snagged from King's car before she had left."Yeah... I'dunno, maybe we could hit up a club or something?" you ask as you stop for a second so Mary can check her phone, reading a text message."... Well holy fucking shit" Mary drolly replies, then says "I don't think that's gonna happen tonight Kat; Something BIG just came up.""Work-related?" you ask as you zip up the jacket (As you had fiddled with the slightly-sticky zipper)."No... But I don't know if you want in on this; It has to do with Mai" she replies as she flips her phone back into her jacket as the two of you continue walking out to her beloved custom "Street Rod" Motorcycle.>A. Tell her that you want to ride out with her and check in with Mai; You want to show her some support right now for the strength she gave you at "Fantastique La Femme".>B. Shrug and tell her that you're cool with being dropped off back at "the Imperial"; You've got to get your rest and have an early day tomorrow anyway...>C. Tell Mary that it's up to her really; You know Mai for sure and like her well-enough, but aren't TOO attatched to her as a friend...>D. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)>E. Assume the Role of....? ("Write-In" Vote to determine which character to gain control of for a possible "Side-Story" and/or an alternate take on current events)
>>31414749>Andy calling Terry "Nee-san"That means "sister," ya goof.
>>31414928C. It's not like Katja's connection to Mai is inordinately strong.
>>31414749>Nee-Sanhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2y8Sx4B2SkTry nii-san. Nee- is the feminine.>>31414928>>A. Tell her that you want to ride out with her and check in with Mai; You want to show her some support right now for the strength she gave you at "Fantastique La Femme"."I'm coming with. If sommut's appened, I outta be there."
>>31414928>A.I think she owes it to Mai after what had happened at Shermie's IMHO.
>>31415602>>31416150>>31415594I'm sorry to say this, but I have to commute home Anons; Voting's stil open until I can get back (Should be quick; Less than Half-An Hour at the most).
>>31414928>>31416185 >B. Shrug and tell her that you're cool with being dropped off back at "the Imperial"; You've got to get your rest and have an early day tomorrow anyway...
>>31414928 >B. Shrug and tell her that you're cool with being dropped off back at "the Imperial"; You've got to get your rest and have an early day tomorrow anyway...Regardless of what Mai's done, it would be rude to just not show up and AT LEAST listen to her side of her story IMHO.
>>31415559>>31415602Maybe he got hit in the head too many times or was too beaten up to care?>>31417237>>31416150Apoologies for the commute taking longer than expected; I had to stop and get something to eat... Anyway! Option a wins the vote and updates are now on the way...
>>31417237>Voted for A>Phone makes it show up as BAnd THIS is why I shouldn't have a few before participate in quest threads... Thankfully, I contacted the QM through his Facebook page and cleared it out.
>>31418698And THAT'S why I posted that Option A had won the vote when it had looked like a Tie.>>31417237>>31416150>>31415602You could tell by the tone in her voice that Mai must've done something either very foolish and needs some friends to vent about it... Or something very, VERY wrong and needed an intervention. "And why should I just leave you t'it?" you ask."... Well, let's just say this; There was a reason Andy didn't say much when Terry asked what had happened to Mai" "Blue Mary" replies as you continue to walk with her, her motorcycle now in sight."She cheat on'im?" you ask, thinking of the first "Bad" thing that came to your mind as Mary hands you a helmet that she usually never wears.She nods solemnly as she straddles the big 'bike and kickstarts into life on the first try, slotting in behind her on the rather comfy sadle-fairing."Listen! I'm goin' t'help her out Mary" you yell over the sound of the engine. "I fuckin' owe her BIG for helpin' me find me feminine side againand I'd be a right bugger for not helping her when she needs it!""You so sure about that? I think this kinda shit's not exactly gonna be in your comfort zone" Mary yells back, quickly adding "No offense.""None taken" you reply, then tell her "I awready told ya', I'm coming with. If sommut's appened, I outta be there" as Mary backs the bike up, looking over your shoulder before riding out of the parking lot and getting back on the highway.You don't say anything as Mary takes a different route than King had took in her car and cutting through the outskirts of the city and heading right towards the heart of South Town itself, a part of you wondering if she's going to take you back to "The Imperial" anyway in spite of what you had just said...Your theory gets thrown out the window though as Mary instead turns to head towards "The Pao Pao Cafe", arriving there quickly it seems as she pulls up and parks her Motorcycle in the small parking lot out back.
>>31420512From the way that her body moves, it feels like you're following her to a wake, or possibly a "Trial by fire"... Which, when you consider that to the best of your knowledge Andy & Mai AREN'T legally married, makes you wonder what the fuss could be all about?"Hey... One thing before we go inside" you whisper to Mary before she gets away from you. "Do Andy.n/Mai have a relationship like you & Terry? Or is it more serious than that?""It's REALLY fuckin' serious, yeah..." Mary says, then tells you that "Mai & Andy have been a couple for as long as anyone can really remember; For her to do this? Ir's a BIG fucking deal...""But they never got married and he seems like he'd rather be doin' something else than be around her half the time..." you sorta-ask her."Well... yeah, that's true" Mary replies as the two of you slowly walk towards The Pao Pao Cafe's front entrance. "I guess that you just haven't been around them like I have.""Yeah..." you admit as the two of you head inside, Mary more than friendly enough (And enough of a regular) that she doesn't need to go through the oddly timid-looking bouncer (A rather striking... Woman[?] with spiky brown hair and a bandage across one cheek) as the place seems slightly subdued a little, the usual bright lights, neon and pumping music having a sort-of "Tragicomic" feel to them as you and Mary look around the Cafe for Mai... And eventually find her sitting all alone up at the bar, quietly sobbing ino an oddly-clolored cocktail (And still wearing the dress she had on at the part)."Hey... Where're your mates?" you softly ask as you sit up at the bar with her, ordering one last bottle of Foster's to try and get into the mood of the night as Mary sits to her left.She sniffles before chirping out "Said they needed to work out tonight to make up for not doing anything today", pausing as she cruelly says "Fucking dykes might as well just crawl under a bed together for all I care", then takes a sip of her drink.
>>31421768You bristle at the "Fucking dykes" part (As while you don't really consider yourself to be one, you consider it EXTREMELY rude to call someone you consider friends that) as Mary asks "What about King & Yuri?". "Busy with her bar & busy with dealing with whatever the hell goes on at that shit-hole of a dojo" she replies, then lazily rests her head while crossing her arms, a part of you feeling compelled to kick her ass for calling your old Dojo" a shit-hole... >A. Smack Mai across the face and tel her that if she doesn't quit it with the language NOW, you're going to drag her out to the restrooms and wash her mouth out with soap (Roll 1d100 for Intimidation)>B. Throw up your hands and admit that coming here was a mistake, then leave it to "Blue Mary" as you stretch a little and get ready to fight whover steps to challenge you (Roll 1d100 for Luck that somebody wants to fight you tonight).>C. Sit back and calmly ask her to talk about how it all started before you cast any judgement on what she has done...>D. Calmly tell the bartender to cancel your order and walk out on her, because NO ONE talks about yourself, your friends or your dojo the way Mai just did.>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>>31421810>C. Sit back and calmly ask her to talk about how it all started before you cast any judgement on what she has done...Shit. We're dealing with drunk Mai. She's one of those mean bitch drunks, if the stories are to be believed. Let her vent for now.
>>31421810 >C. Sit back and calmly ask her to talk about how it all started before you cast any judgement on what she has done...>>31421876Honestly, she strikes me more as a mody drunk rather than a mean one; If she's happy, it's all good... But if she's drowning her sorrows (IE Like right now) she can be pretty damn brutal right now.
Fell asleep again Anons; These will be the last updates of the session.>>31421876>>31422408You fight back the urge to smack Mai in the face for what she had just said about your former Dojo and her teammates (Who happen to be fairly good friends of yours, all-things considered) and glare at her for a moment, taking a swig of your bottle of beer to help calm you down.Mary picks up on your anger and gets in on the conversation, telling her that "Hey, there's no need to bash your own team mates for the kind of people they are.""Damn it, that's the thing!" Mai yells. "Those two're like a pair of fucking horny teenagers that just hit puberty or some shit... And the training regiment the fat one's mom has got us on makes the drills my family put me through when I was young look like a fucking JOKE" she tells the two of you, lifting up her unusually large (For her anyway) left arm and flexing it. "I mean look at this! Where did my girlish figure go? Fuckers turned me into some kind of monster or something..."You honestly don't know how to even guess where THAT came from, as to your eyes Mai's a downright 10/10 stunner of a beauty, even more so now that she has a certain... "Softness" to her that's backed up by the fact that while she IS larger, she's seemingly much stronger than she probably has been in her entire life."Mai, you're going off track" Mary says, reminding her that "You called us because you wanted to tell us what had happened to Andy tonight, remember?"You nod at Mary, backing her up as you think out loud "Shit mate, it kinda sounds like you're jealous t'me", Mai taking the chance to glare at you for a moment, which you match yet again.She hides behind her arms and does a "Bar-Palm" with her forehead, then cries a little as she admits "Yeah, you're right... I mean, I look at my team mates every day and go "Damn it, why can't Andy & I be like THAT anymore?" Like when we were younger", then downs the rest of her drink.
>>31424819"You're wanderin' 'round the issue again Mai" you tell her, then ask "C'mon, tell us what had happened t'night? S'why we're here and all", looking at her and again wondering WHY you decided to tackle this instead of going home and getting some sweet, precious sleep?Mai nods, wiping away a couple of stray tears with a napkin before slowly recounting how she had met Andrew Draco four years ago during probably the rockiest period she and Andy Bogard had ever had as a couple until now, how that the fact that Andy & Terry arriving in Japan without any kind of advance warning REALLY pissed her off, so much so that a shopping trip and subsquent date just couldn't shake the feeling that something wasn't right between them.Curiously, something in your mind seemingly stops at the name "Draco" and you ask her "What's this guy look like? Draco, I mean" before she could continue her story.Mai pauses, Mary thinking it over and realizing who he was in the so-called "Grand Scheme of things" along with you as Mai says "He's a pretty tall guy, has long black hair with a black beard, looks thin but is actually pretty strong and built like a fighter... And I can't even tell why I'd be attracted to him honestly; He's charming, but not Andy-levels of hot...." "Your mind races at that description, then it hits you all too clearly: The man that Mai Shiranui had supposedly cheated on Andy Bogard with was, in fact, the very same "Man in Black" that had tried to kill you a few times in the past...>A. Tell her straight-up right now that Draco's all kinds of bad news and that she should forget about seeing him anymore, even as a friend.>B. Tell her what you and Mary know about Draco and see what she says.>C. Let Mary tell her the hard details about Draco and just throw in a few other snippets of information here and there.>D. Keep quiet and tell her to continue her story; You want to learn more about Draco for your own sake.>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>>31424948>Pause UpdatesOnce again, thanks to the hearty players that stuck it out today in spite of my generally relaxed update schedule (Completely my fault and something I needto work on in the future). As is the usual, updates will begin at 9:30 AM PST / 12:30 PM EST tomorrow if this thread makes it through the night. If it doesn't, welll... A new thread will probably start up on 5/14/14 at 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST (As I'd like to take a little bit of time off when round 26 eventually 404's).Regardless, good night /tg/.
>>31424993Also forgot to add that the voting poll IS open until I resume updates...
>>31424948 >B. Tell her what you and Mary know about Draco and see what she say
>>31424948>>D. Keep quiet and tell her to continue her story; You want to learn more about Draco for your own sake.Let her talk it out. We can tell the poor dear what we know when she's done.
>>31424948 >D. Keep quiet and tell her to continue her story; You want to learn more about Draco for your own sake.
>>31424819>"Damn it, that's the thing!" Mai yells. "Those two're like a pair of fucking horny teenagers that just hit puberty or some shit... And the training regiment the fat one's mom has got us on makes the drills my family put me through when I was young look like a fucking JOKE" she tells the two of you, lifting up her unusually large (For her anyway) left arm and flexing it. "I mean look at this! Where did my girlish figure go? Fuckers turned me into some kind of monster or something...">You honestly don't know how to even guess where THAT came from, as to your eyes Mai's a downright 10/10 stunner of a beauty, even more so now that she has a certain... "Softness" to her that's backed up by the fact that while she IS larger, she's seemingly much stronger than she probably has been in her entire life.So the OCs make Mai look incompetent and are bringing her up to their level.>>31424948>D. Keep quiet and tell her to continue her story; You want to learn more about Draco for your own sake.We'll drop the bomb on her very shortly.
>>31428580Honestly? I think they're all about even, actually... It's just that Mai's insecure and feels like the two rookies she brought in are outshining her quite a bit, along with the fact that she's been slacking off in her training a little too much (A nod to the fact that Mai's generally considered a "Bottom-Feeder" or "Match-Up Specific" character as far as the various tier-lists for various KOF Games go, with KOF '98 being one of the very few times she was ever "Viable" to Tournament players)...>>31427739>>31427154>Updates now resume>You're still in direct control of Katja Hartkern>Time of day: 9:25 PMYou hold your tongue at Mai's incessant bitching and moaning, hearing that she's got a decent "Buzz" going right now and needs to just vent a little bit, especially as you don't really want to drop a sizeable bombshell on her when it almost sounds like she likes this Draco guy (For what reason, you can't fathom though; The fucker tried to kill you once AND impersonated a police officer to try and arrest you on an equally fake charge)."Slow down a little Mai; You're talkin' a mile a minute" "Blue Mary" tells her, the look on her face suggesting that she came to the same realization you did."Yeah, just take a breath and think it over a bit" you add, backing Mary up as Mai takes a few breaths."OK... Well, after I got DQ'ed from that BULLSHIT tournament, I was in a REALLY pissy mood" she starts to say, then explains "And when I think about it now, I don't know what it was, but even though Andy did everything right to try and cheer me up I just wasn't taking it all to well that day...""What was REALLY on your mind then? 'Cuz I don't think it was JUST the fact you had lost a fight like that" you inquisitively ask, hiding the fact that to you, to hear a crowd outright LAUGH at your misfortune would've made your skin crawl (But then again, that tournament WAS in Japan, and Mai was the only woman taking part in it)...
>>31429177Mary looks at you like you had just invoked a demonic blood ritual or something (As she knows that Mai can get VERY sensetive when she's like this) as Mai sighs, then looks at you and says (In Japanese) "I wanted a family.,. With Andy. THAT was what was on my mind."You fight back the urge to blurt out "Isn't that what you ALWAYS think though?" and just nod, then hear Mary ask "What ticked you off the most though?", sounding as new to this as you are.She shrugs, then sighs when she says "It was a couple of things, I guess... First, it was the look on his face when he came over to me after I was trying to get away from the medics -- Who INSISTED that I get placed on a fucking gurney after all I did was fall from about two feet at the most -- when I said 'I guess I'm not gonna fight you today, huh?'."She pauses to take a breath, neither of you saying anything as she continues to explain what had happened that day. "So he looks at me after I said that and goes 'Its okay, Mai. I'll beat the guy who did this to you and we can go back to the Shiranui dojo together; You can fight with me all you want then'... It was how he reacted when I asked him 'Really! You'll come back home with me? And you'll STAY home this time?""Let me guess; He wobbles a little bit and doesn't deny that he would, but doesn't commit either" Mary ponders out loud, all of this sounding SO "Highschool" to you that you feel like yelling "Then corner the bastard and ASK HIM IF HE WANTS TO FUCKING MARRY YOU!", but hold your tongue angain as you take another sip from your beer.Mai nods, then says "And a part of me got mad at him because I was basically asking him 'And you'll actually MARRY me this time?' without actually SAYING that... And all he says was 'We'll see.' and leaves; No kiss on the cheek, no hug, NOTHING."Mary raises an eyebrow at that, as she knows Andy couldn't be THAT cold-hearted, though all you can think of is "Why's she even BOTHERIN' with a guy like him?"
>>31429731>A. Ask Mai what started her infatuation withAndy n the first place, because you honestly can't quite fathom how she'd be attracted to a guy like Andy's shaping up to be in your mind...>B. Ask her if she could speed things through a little bit, because she hasn't actually started talking about how she had first met Andrew Draco yet...>C. Don't say anything and just let her keep talking with Mary interjecting; She knows her WAY more than you do...>D. Something Else... ("Write-In"Vote)
>>31429765>A. Ask Mai what started her infatuation withAndy n the first place, because you honestly can't quite fathom how she'd be attracted to a guy like Andy's shaping up to be in your mind...Andy's a driven guy who doesn't want to be tied down yet. Basically, Mai's problem is that she comes on way too strong and gets surprised when he backs off.
>>31429765 >A. Ask Mai what started her infatuation withAndy n the first place, because you honestly can't quite fathom how she'd be attracted to a guy like Andy's shaping up to be in your mind...Are you TRYING to force the NTR here Weasel? Because go fuck yourself if you are.
>>31430035For it to be NTR, Mai has to both not be willing to stop her affair and not want to get back with Andy. That said, this is skirting pretty dangerous territory.
>>31430035Dude, Mai & Andy are a weird couple when you stop to think about it IMHO.>Chase each other around for years>Mai wants Andy's D to the point where dresses like a slut just to get his attention>Andy pulls a "Drive" on her and almost never comments on her actions, but secretly loves her deep down and shows her affection to keep her hooked>Lather, Rinse, Repeat>>31429765>A.
>>31430164>Mai wants Andy's D to the point where dresses like a slut just to get his attentionI thought that was just her overall ninja attire.Basically, the relationship boils down to "Mai is obsessed with Andy and wants to marry and have his children RIGHT NOW, and while Andy likes her, he's not ready to commit yet because he's got other stuff going on, plus Mai comes on WAY TOO STRONG for his tastes."
>>31429922>>31430310In short, Mai is too aggressive and doesn't realize that Andy doesn't like that.
>>31429922>>31430035>>31430164Mary raises an eyebrow at that as you straight-up ask Mai "Not to pry or sound mean, but what's fuckin' DEAL with him mate? Because shit, if I had someone like YOU, or the male version of you always chasin' me 'round, you'd proly never be able to get me out of bed."You can see Mary's eyes widen as she mouths "Oh boy, here we go" at you behind Mai's back as Mai looks at you for a moment, her mood feeling remeniscent of the coiled rattlesnakes you'd run into in The Outback."We've known each other since we were kids and have trained together for nearly 20 Years... Andy came over to Japan without knowing a single word of Japanese or even how to read or write it to learn Koppoken & Shiranui Ninjutsu to avenge his father's murder. He devoted a full decade into doing that, socked away all of his money that he receved for working as an assasin for my family... And the only thing he spent it on aside from his plane ticket home was a pair of earings for my 14th birthday that I STILL have" she explains with a slightly cold tone of voice. You chide yourself for asking, feeling like a fool for a second as Mai sighs, then says "I don't know, I just want to BE with a man like that, one that's driven enough to stand tall in spite of getting shat on by my family over EVERY SINGLE LITTLE THING he did and didn't do during his time learning the art...""Why won't he just commit then? What's the deal?" you ask, ntrying get just a little more insight."... Well, for one thing, I'm practically an heiress to one of the oldest Ninja Clans around, while he's supposed to be the lowest of the low on my family's totem pole, even now" Mai starts to explain, her voice sounding remarkably clear to you right now. "But I was drawn to him because I knew back then watching him train and fight that... Well, that he was stronger than anyone else in the clan aside from maybe my grandfather..."
>>31430484>Katja doesn't know how Andy and Mai met>Gets bitched at because she asks about itHigh expectations, much?
>>31430484You pause at that, then come up with the closest analogy you can think of: "So it's a class thing? Like how back home, people marrying aboriginals like me are considered "Scum of the earth" and "Race-Traitors"'n'shit by all the old codgers that run eveything?""EXACTLY!" Mai yells, offering a brief smile before letting the gravity of what had happened hit again. "Mai, she didn't KNOW how you had met Andy, OK?" Mary asks, trying to defend your lack of knowledge about something that everyone else seems to take for granted."I know" she says, sounding slightly foolish herself over forgetting just how sheltered you can be."Appologies fer not havin' the Kyokugen Dojo talk about your personal life 24/7" you tell her with a smirk, then ask "So back to what we were on about, yeah?""Yeah... OK" Mai says, seemingly feeding off of your energy as she switches back to the story of the "Shukumei no Tatakai" tournament's aftermath. "So, I'm in the medical tent after my fight getting checked-up on by like, three other people all attending to my brusises and shit, right? So Andy walks with me after saying that 'We'll see' bit and... Well, I call him out howunwilling he is to settle down with me after all this time and telll him 'You keep neglecting me like you've always done and I may not wait for you anymore'...""Aw shit" you you say under your breath as Mai stops for a second, then says:"So then he stammers a little, asks me to hang on talking about it until the tournament's over and well, he looks at me and says 'Mai, I'm going to BREAK the guy who did this to you' with this kind of mean glare in his eyes, then turns around and walks out when I tell him 'I know you will; You always do'... But the feeling I had at the time wasn't 'Alright, go get'em Andy! Kick his ass!', it was 'That's all you ever DO for me you ass'."Neither you or Mary can really say anything to that as Mai orders another of whatever she was drinking and takes a momet to clear her mind.
>>31430984"So... After the tournament ended, I'm still in the medical tent waiting to get cleared to leave when Andy comes in, all beat up after he had fought the guy that beat me to a Double KO... And JUST so happens to get placed right next to me." She pauses at that, really thinking it over and trying to get the words to come out EXACTLY as she had heard them. "So then he wakes up, looks up over at me and says 'OK, NOW we can talk' while there's this gash on the side of his head getting bandaged up.""So we start talking a little bit... And again, I was in like a REALLY sour mood that day, OK? The loss to that masked wrestler guy, and with Andy acting like how he usually does... It just seemed like everything was just not going my way that day you know? Like, I had to put on an older version of one of my outfits because the one I wanted to wear got ripped or something and-""-You've said that, yeah... So WHAT HAPPENED?" Mary asks, curiously getting impatient enough for the both of you and cutting Mai off as you nurse you beer a little bit more.She nods and says "Well, at some point in our conversation, he says to me 'People are gonna think you're a battered house-wife'... And while I knew it was a joke, it was the wrong thing to say at the wrong time and I took it WAY too seriously.""He'd fuckin' say somethin' like THAT to ya though'?" you ask."Yeah... I mean, I love him, no question about it but" Mai starts to say, then pauses and lets out a deep sigh as she admits "He can be a REAL idiot sometimes... And on that day, well, that was pretty much it for me; I got off the gurney and told him 'You know what? I won't hit you ever again. If that's all you're worried about, I'll stop... Call me if your head ever gets stitched up properly; If you even remember that I EXIST, that is' and stormed off."You and Mary again sit in silence as Mai takes a sip of her second cocktail on her tab. "It gets worse, too..."
>>31431630"HOW?" you blurt out, then"Well, I was SO mad that I had just left wearing my battle outfit, right? The older one I had to scramble to make work when my usual attire got damaged andI didn't have the time to make a new one or fix it..." "Yeah... so?" you ask, curious to where she's going with this.Mai pauses, then takes a breath and admits "Well, I hadn't realised it when I had put it on, but the outfit had a VERY obvious design flaw that I had worked out with my later ones; Namely, if you were to, say, pull on the decorative "Tail" of it, it would basically undo my Obi..."You try to keep the image of a woman like Mai Shiranui getting undressed like that out of your mind, or at least as "Clean" as you can as your eyes widen, Mary starting to ask, "So... Oh fuck me, don't tell me that the tail-""Yeah" Mai says, cutting her off much in the same way she had a few minutes earlier. "Andy followed me out, we argue, I pretty much told him to grab his shit and move out because I was SO mad that EVERYTHING he was saying was pissing me off... So he decides to grab my "Tail" when I leave and yanks it towards him."Your eyes widen at that as a nagging mental image of a nude Mai Shiranui enters your mind and can't seem to leave... Again...>A. Tell her to keep talking, because this shit's better than most of the trash that they put on TV nowadays... Maybe you could see if the Pao Pao Cafe serves popcorn or something?>B. Ask Mai & Mary to excuse yourself, then laugh your head off at Andy's misfortune in the Ladie's Room because you don't know HOW the fuck you could be able to bottle it up for the rest of the night (Roll 1d100 for Luck that Mai doesn't hear you laughing in the Restrooms)>C. Finish off your beer and order another one, because you've got a feeling that you're going to need it as you try to not laugh at poor Andy Bogard's expense.>D. Go on a Third-Person "Flashback" and get a detailed take on this part of Mai's story.
>>31431983"HOW?" you blurt out, then quickly put a hand over your mouth to try and hide your blush.Fixed.
>>31431983Cand call andy a dimbass
>>31431983>A. Tell her to keep talking, because this shit's better than most of the trash that they put on TV nowadays... Maybe you could see if the Pao Pao Cafe serves popcorn or something?As much as getting another beer would be good, it may hurt our credibility when we reveal Draco is a corporate goon and a killer.
>>31431983 >D. Go on a Third-Person "Flashback" and get a detailed take on this part of Mai's story. I need this... For shenanigans.
>>31431983>>C. Finish off your beer and order another one, because you've got a feeling that you're going to need it as you try to not laugh at poor Andy Bogard's expense.Keep a straight face. This is a sombre moment. Keep that grin off if you have to rupture something to do it.
>>31431983 >D. Go on a Third-Person "Flashback" and get a detailed take on this part of Mai's story.This story NEEDS to be shared IMHO.
>>31433322>>31432382>>31432171>>31432079Appologies for that Anons; I had to get my lunch started and tend to my garden before it got too warm outside... Vote to break the TIE /tg/? Or possibly combine the C & D votes?
>>31433372May as well combine. Let's not have this drag too long.
>>31433372You know what must be done.
>>31433397>>31433505>>31433322>>31432382>>31432171>>31432079>***FLASHBACK!!!***>Date: May 16th, 20XX>Time of Day: 5:37 PM"Mai? MAI! WAIT UP!" Andy yelled, his wound on his head pulsing as he caught up to Mai, who was storming down a narrow walkway between the stands and the ring when Andy finally caught up with her. He grabbed her arm and made her face him, asking "What did I do or NOT do this time?""Nothing." She said. "I'm just leaving.""Are you still angry because I didn't call you when I got to Japan?" He asked"No" Mai quickly replied, knowing that it was kind of a "Maybe" at best..."Then what is it? You were fine with me this morning. What happened?"People squeezed by on either side on their way out of the stadium, some of them casting curious glances at Andy and Mai's "Lovers Quarrel" while others hurried away so as not to get hit with any "Romantic Shrapnel"."Nothing happened." She said. "I just had some time to think and I realized some things. That's all." And that was true enough; She DID have time to think and she had felt that Andy didn't really display any particular feeling for her other than friendship, and it was pointless to try and coax him into a loveless relationship."What things?" Andy pressed, not willing to let her off so lightly. "Talk to me. I may have been away for a while but there's nothing wrong with my Japanese; I just don't understand what you're trying to say."A short and somewhat stocky man in a smart western style suit chose that moment to approach Andy. "Excuse me sir, but are you Andrew Bogard?""Not now." Andy snapped, not even bothering to look at the man; His full attention was focused on Mai. "Talk to me.""What are you going to DO with your life?" She asked in English."What?"Mai switched back to speaking Japanese as she asked "There's no immanent threat to world peace, no insane nobleman to put in his place and no dead dad to avenge... So what are you gonna do with the rest of your life?"
>>31433954"Well, I…" He started to say, but stopped when he realized that he really hadn't given it much thought yet... Well, not much beyond "Return to the Shiranui dojo", anyway; He had been planning to do a good majority of his thinking there and while Andy knew what Mai wanted him to do with the rest of his life, he hadn't really sat down and examined his other options yet. He wasn't exactly averse to the idea of marrying Mai (She was after all, an amazingly beautiful womann in more ways than one!), but he didn't think that he'd be investing an equal amount of emotion into the match as she would... After all, she loved him to an almost unhealthy degree.Of course, it dawned on him that all this thinking he had planned to do was going to take place at the dojo, but with her mad at him like this (For no reason apparent to him) he didn't think he'd be welcomed back just yet. "… I was going to return to the dojo with you and-"Train?" She cut him off."I don't know" Andy replied, knowing that yes, he probably would train at the Dojo; He could think and train at the same time and besides, he wasn't exactly in the habit of just sitting and doing nothing but THINK for hours on end."Er, may I say something here?" Asked the man in the suit."Stay out of this!" Andy & Mai snapped, with the man withdrawing a few paces from the pair, figuring that it was no use getting hit with "Romantic Shrapnel"..."All you ever do is train!" Mai moaned."Skills rot if they aren't maintained." Andy reminded her, thinking that "Maybe you wouldn't get your ass handed to you so much if you trained more often and bitched about me less", but smartly knew that he would NEVER say that out loud."You know what? You're right!" She threw her arms up in defeat. "Skills rot if they're not maintained and you have no relationship skills whatsoever! They're all completely desiccated by now!"Andy paused for a second, his thoughts expressed in one single, soliatry word. "W-What?!"
>>31434135"You heard me. You have rotten relationship skills, bad people skills to! And you know what?! I'm sick and tired of waisting my time pining for any bad meat!" She turned to leave. "Ja mata, Andy. You left some stuff at the dojo, I'll see that it gets mailed to you once you get me an address to send it to.""What the...? Wait! Damn it Mai!" He yelled as he grabbed her in a frantic attempt to make her stay, his fist closed around the decorative tail of her costume and he yanked, hoping to pull her back to him.He didn't understand at first why instead of having her fall backwards into his arms, the material of her costume just went slack in his hands. Several of her fans could be heard clattering to the ground and when Andy's eye was drawn to them he wondered why her obi was pooled around her feet... Didn't she need that to hold her tunic closed?Passers by were frozen in their steps gawking at Mai; The women wearing expressions of shocked mortification, the men unmasked lust (With enough mixtures of either to make it a little less cut-and-dry than that on second glance). That was when Andy's brain came back online and realized what he'd done. The decorative tail that he now held in his hand had been tied into the bow of Mai's obi; When he pulled on the tail he had inadvertently undid Mai's obi, effectively undressing her in public.She rounded on him, unchecked FURY in her eyes..."S-sumimasen!" Andy said as he thrust the tail back in her hand, bending down to pick up her obi and handing that to her as well. "I didn't know… I was just… I've never undressed you before, and I didn't know it would…" Then he just shut-up and bowed low. "Gommen na sai! HONTO no gommen na sai!"Mai didn't pay much attention to his ramblings or apologies as she hurriedly retied her obi before any otaku or randy lensmen could snap pictures with their cameras and cellphones. She remained quiet the whole time too; Almost TOO quiet, much like the calm before a storm...
>>31434309"Mai…?" Andy ventured when she didn't say anything for a curiously long while. "I'm really sorr-""Andy." She cut him off.Though Andy had seen Mai manipulate flame time and time again, he had NEVER seen Mai rush towards her so fast while covered in flames and was too shocked to block when her outstretched folding fan connected, the attack similar to her "Hana'arashi" DM except she just kept on spinning, hitting him with the brunt of her flaming fans with all the subtlety of a tank.."Baka!" she screamed on the first hit. "Baka! Baka! BAKA! Kisama! Onore! Baka! Andy no BAKA!" she finished screaming as Andy went flying back on the last hit, knocked completely off his feet by the fury of her attack.Mai then took a few moments to calm down, then turned his back on him and squatted down to pick up a few stray folding fans before storming off and out of the stadium.>***END FLASHBACK!***===>You now resume direct control of Katja Hartkern"And I though my luck was bad" is all you can say as you force down one HELL of a laugh as you order another beer as "Blue Mary" shakes her head at Mai's story."Looking back on it now, I just can't explain WHY I acted so rashly... But yeah, Andy tugging my tail open and exposing myself to about 100 people made me SERIOUSLY fall out of love with him for a while.""How long?" you ask, again trying to force the mental imagery of Mai's story out of your mind (As well as thinking that it sounded like something out of a Gag-Comedy Anime one of your roomates in college would watch)."That's a hell of a story" Mary says, again trying to look serious as she asks "So you then went with him, Terry & Joe out to that "Duke of Yutland's" place in Denmark, right?"Mai nods, though you quickly ask Mary "Where you involved in this whole thing too?""Sort of, yeah; I got hired by some anonymous benefactor to study whoever the heir to the "Asmund Estate" would be... And for a time, that was Terry & Andy Bogard" she explains.
>>31434794"Huh...'Kay then" you reply as you grab your second bottle of beer, but don't drink it just yet.Mai pauses, then says "Yeah... the funny thing was that after he had left that night, the masked wrestler I fought with showed up at the doorstep of the small estate one of my cousins agreed to let me stay at..."You think back to the mask you wore in your dream and feel curiously compelled to ask if matched your vision, but you don't quite know if you should or not..."Why was he there?" Mary asks, her crack-detective skills going to work as the night wears on, the sounds of a fight in the back of the cafe starting up."He handed me a letter that explained how sorry he was at that he had won the fight in a such an "Uncouth Manner" and asked for a rematch at a location that ended up being IN Denmark..." Mai explains as the lights in the Cafe dim, an uneasy silence hit all three of you as Mai's story turns towards something that she might not be ready to talk about just yet...>A. Tell her what you know about Andrew Draco, having Blue Mary back you up on any details you might've missed and pray that your revalations don't completely destroy her self-esteem. (As NO ONE wants to hear that a friend is, in fact, a "Corporate goon slash Contract Killer)>B. Ask Mai if she's really ready to talk about this part or not, as while it obviously is the crux of the problem, you respect her feelings enough for her to not feel pressured into saying anything about it...>C. Don't say anything and see if you can catch glimpses of the fight from where you're sitting at the bar; You need to keep your mind distracted from laughing in Mai's face over Andy Bogard's misfortune.>D. Excuse yourself and head to the bathroom, mostly to actually use it but also to think of what to say about Draco and let out a laugh or two at Andy Bogard's expense (Roll 1d100 for Luck that Mai doesn't hear you laughing in the Restrooms)>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>>31435077>B. Ask Mai if she's really ready to talk about this part or not, as while it obviously is the crux of the problem, you respect her feelings enough for her to not feel pressured into saying anything about it...
>>31435077>>B. Ask Mai if she's really ready to talk about this part or not, as while it obviously is the crux of the problem, you respect her feelings enough for her to not feel pressured into saying anything about it...We nice. Katja gud pal.
>Dat FlashbackMy sides have left orbit.>>31435077 >B. Ask Mai if she's really ready to talk about this part or not, as while it obviously is the crux of the problem, you respect her feelings enough for her to not feel pressured into saying anything about it...
>>31435187>>31435261>>31435251"This's when you met that guy, huh?" you glumly ask as you look around, the lively atmosphere that had seemed so distant or off-putting earlier feeling slightly better, yet at the same time a little bit worse as Mai nods."You really want to talk about it?" you calmly ask her as the fight in the back begins. "Because I understand if you don't want to.""Thanks" she says with a smile, though she admits "I just wanted a guy to call a friend. Just ONE..." before polishing off her cocktail."You really don't have any guy friends, do you?" Mary asks, genuinely surprised at the idea.She hakes her head "No" and says "Andy always got jealous... Shit, he attacked Terry once when we were just talking about him and our relationship when he had brought Rock over...""Oh yeah, I forgot about him havin' a son t'look after... What's he like?" you ask, wondering if it's his kid from a previous lover or not."Aside from him calling me "Auntie" Mary, he's cool" Mary replies, then shifts her focus to Mai. "If that IS the case, then why is he taking it so hard?""Because he's protective" Mai tells her, a part of you agreeing with that assesment (As if you had a woman or man like Mai to call yours, you'd fight like hell to try and make it work) as she adds "And also because of bad timing, I guess...""How so?" you ask, pressing the question a bit further."Andy would go out on these long training sessions to clear his mind, body & spirit, but NEVER call... And for whatever reason, Drake would always call whenever he wasn't around" Mai explains.You raise an eyebrow at that, Mary asking "And that's not the least bit suspicious to you?" (Saving you the trouble of asking her yourself.)"No, I don't think so... The calls themselves were so infrequent after the first few" Mai starts to say, but stops when he realizes that saying "Years" could make her side of the argument sound bad."How long HAVE you been taking this guy's calls mate?" you ask.
>>31435796Mai sighs, then says "Longer than I should have" and leaves it at that for the moment. "He just needed help and I needed someone to talk to, so...""But for HOW LONG, Mai?" Mary asks, seemingly playing the "Bad Cop" to your "Good" one."... Almost four years exactly" she finally says as the sound of a "KO!" could be heard ringing in the back of the Cafe, you and Mary too flabberghasted to speak for a moment."Four... YEARS?" Mary asks, completely at a loss. "What the shit Mai?""I'DON'T KNOW!" she yells, sounding flustered as she pouts a little, tears starting to roll dow her cheeks again. "Can't we just say that I fucked up and focus on getting Andy back over to me? Please?"You nod and sigh at that, knowing that you had basically did something that was COMPLETELY the opposite of your intention as you finally take a sip of you second "Round" of beer, as this feels like it's going to be a LOOONG night ahead of you with no respite in sight...>A. Tell her that she FUCKED UP and "Drop some Knowledge" on her about Andrew Draco, having Blue Mary back you up on any details you might've missed and pray that your revalations don't completely destroy her self-esteem. (As NO ONE wants to hear that a friend is, in fact, a "Corporate goon slash Contract Killer")>B. Admit to Mai & Mary that this is just too much for you to deal with tonight and walk out, taking a taxicab home if you have to (Plus, you have to deal with a LOT of stuff early in the morning)...>C. Excuse yourself to go to the restroom, then think of a plan or something to say as you void your bowels... (Can be combined with up to 1 other Vote)>D. Ask Mai how long she thinks it'll take for her to try and talk to Andy, then tell her to open her heart to him when the time comes.>E. Something Else... ("Write-In" Vote)
>>31436235>A. Tell her that she FUCKED UP and "Drop some Knowledge" on her about Andrew Draco, having Blue Mary back you up on any details you might've missed and pray that your revalations don't completely destroy her self-esteem. (As NO ONE wants to hear that a friend is, in fact, a "Corporate goon slash Contract Killer")"Your four-year confidant tried to MUR-DER ME."
>>31436235>>A. Tell her that she FUCKED UP and "Drop some Knowledge" on her about Andrew Draco, having Blue Mary back you up on any details you might've missed and pray that your revalations don't completely destroy her self-esteem. (As NO ONE wants to hear that a friend is, in fact, a "Corporate goon slash Contract Killer")This is not going to be pretty, but she needs to hear it.Also, breaking character for a moment, am I the only one starting to think Mai just has really shitty taste in men?Seriously. Draco's a homicidal sociopath, but Andy's a complacent, entitled, jealous raging dickwaffle. A waffling dickwaffle.I actually like the murderhobo more at this point, which admittedly might say more about me than them.
>>31436746If it were any other (Japanese) woman, they might not like Andy because despite his dashing looks and flowing locks of golden blonde hair, he's "too serious." If it's not avenging his father, it's proving his superiority to his (unprofessionally-trained) big brother. I wouldn't call him "entitled," but I would say he feels he has undeserved bad luck, because he can't live up to the image of either his brother or his father's killer. He went to Japan and went through grueling training to be professionally trained in powerful ninjutsu, and he STILL can't beat Terry. The guy is standoffish because he's both serious and frustrated.
>>31437158Don't get me wrong: Andy is still crazy powerful. I mean, he IS one of the three Hungry Wolves (it's "Hungry," not "Lonely") and one of the only people in the world to have the balls to stand up to Geese fucking Howard. It's much of the frustration that Katja is suffering right now, though: he's strong, but he perpetually looks weak in comparison to everyone immediately around him. It's the same with Katja -- she's probably absurdly powerful, but that doesn't change that she's jobbed to most every named character in the quest (Draco being one of the only exceptions). Even other OCs have a better track record than her.
Also, we're past 300 posts.
>>31437445Yep, looks like it... Theses last few updates wil be the last of the thread.>>31437158>>31437269That's a very astute assesment Anon.>>31436570>>31436746You think about letting Mai off easy, giving her girlish advice or simply saying "Right... Well, I need to get goin' home, so K THNX BYE" and leave without any other word... But the fact that Mai had willingly, knowingly talked with Andrew Draco, the man in FUCKING BLACK in your mind just doesn't sit well with you. Which is why, after a long chug of beer for courage, you step up and decide to tell her the truth about him, hoping that Mary will back you up wit a few facts about him for good measure."Mai... Er, I don't quite know how to tell you this, but that Draco guy that you're friends with? He works for the big bad evil "Paragon Group" that's running the tournament this year... And take it from me, He's a bad bloke Mai; A real gangster that doesn't let go of ya'."Mai's eyes widen in shock at that as you ask "Wot, he never told you what he does fer a livin'?", explaining "Well, one time he beat up a few of the weaker grandmasters of Kyokugenryuu and tried to kill my sensei, Takuma Sakazaki... And myself as well."You wonder why Mary's not adding small snippets of digestible information to back up your claims as you wonder aloud "C'mon Mary, y'said yerself the group's tryin' to build a road right through my Dojo and..."you pause, then ask "Fuck, he's right behind me isn't he?""Off to the side, actually..." you hear a slightly gravelly voice ask, then turn in your seat to see HIM, The Man in Fucking Black standing (Sure Enough!) off to the side, covered in sweat as his red T-Shirt clings to his torso like a second skin. "And I'd like to clear a few things up, if you don't mind..."You feel like your eyes have grown to the size of dinner plates as Mai asks him "What the hell are YOU doing here?" her eyes narrowing at Draco as he walks up to the bar.
>>31438014"Just blowing off some steam, I guess... That was me KO'ing some poor chump back there, by the way" he says along with a quick "Howdy Officer" before ordering a soda. "I honestly didn't expect you to be here though... I figured you'd go up to La Illusion and I could get some time with my thoughts.""I've got a record on you a mile long, you know that?" Mary says, trying to sound tough enough and showing that she's not going to take ANY of Draco's bullshit tonight."And my boss personally kisses the paycheck the department you work for gives you every time it's sent" you hear him say, an almost comical lilt to his voice that makes his words have a certain "Bite" to them."Give me one good reason why I can't haul you in right now" you hear Mary ask him."With all do respect officer, if you DO arrest me, I don't think you would be any better than the crooked cops that ARE taking bribes, selling dope out of the evidence lockers and shaking people down for no good reason every single day" he coldly, calmly tells her, adding "My arrest wouldn't change the S.T.P.D.'s culture one bit... Besides, I'm done with doing stuff like that; I'm living the clean life now.""Yeah? I don't think it changes the fact that you tried to MUR-DER ME!" you yell, glaring at him as something seems strangely familiar about him when you look at him up close...He glumly pauses as the bar goes silent, Richard Meyer himself looking on with a quiet disaproval (And wondering if he should through all four of you out PERMANENTLY) as Draco tells you "Even if I WAS going to murder you, I wouldn't try to fight you unless it was absolutely necessary; I'd take out my gun", then stops, looks to Mary and says "Which I have the proof of ownership, liscense, permit to carry AND permit to conceal, officer", then looks back at you and says "And shoot you. End of discussion... The fact that you're still alive and talking to me right now? Proof that it wasn't my intention to begin with."
>>31438605>using a gun to kill someone in the KoF universeYeah, okay.
>>31438803It's unexpected I guess? Plus, it worked for Geese Howard in the lead-up to Fatal Fury and Whip at the end of KOF 2000...>>31438605"Why did you even TRY to fight me then? What was the point of you jumpin' me at the cafe and trying to kill me with your bare hands?" you ask, Mai look forlonly on at the two of you conversing while Mary fishes for the Tazer she carries around ("Dr. Watts") "Just-in-case"..."Two reasons... One, I had to look good for my boss in front of the REAL gangsters that were there that night" he tells you almost as a matter-of-fact. "Two? ... Well, I just needed to firm up that was bothering me. That's all.""What, exactly?" you press on, that alchahol from earlier only increasing your boldness as Draco takes a breath, then seemingly looks over at mai, who's silently looking at him with the same expression of a deer caught in the headlights of a passing car, seemingly numb to what she's hearing."... I'll be blunt: You're the dead-ringer for my Ex-Girlfriend that I'm STILL going to therapy over 7 years later, OK? I flipped out that one night because I had seen you earlier bouncing and I just needed to know if you WERE her" he admits, the says "And if it felt like I WAS trying to kill you, then I'm sorry; I didn't really intend to..." You roll your eyes at that and sigh, then ask him "Then what about what you did to Marco, The Boomerang Guy & Takuma? Was THAT just "Making your boss look good" too?"He pauses at that, though Mai interrupts him by saying "I'll... Be in the restroom, yeah..." then gets up and quickly walks across the bar over to the 'loo, Mary getting up and telling you ywo "Yeah... I think I'll join her" before following her."That, in case if you were wondering, was actually part of a challenge I had formally written to take on a team of Kyokugenryuu fighter's single-handedly" he explains before taking a sip of his bottle of Pepsi.
>>31439124"Why didn't I hear about it then? I would'a liked a chance to fight you for honor & respect" you reply, cracking your knuckles for added effect."I honestly don't know... Maybe it was a way to get you motivated to train harder?" he asks, then says "I know, stupid joke from a self-taught fighter..."He stands up and does a neck stretch, then tells "You know, if you want to, we can fight right now... The guy I went up against didn't even last Two Minutes."You aren't quite sure as to how to respond that, as while you wouldn't mind getting a chance to "Throw Dtoown" with this guy right now, it IS getting late and you are a bit drunk to challenge him seriously...Still, you turn around in your stool and ask him "Any chance we'll meet in the tournament?""Only in the Finals" he replies with a grin."Of course" you say with a sigh, the temptation to throttle this guy into the ground not just for yourself, but for Mai as well starting to rise... though you hold yourself back from agreeing to fight him just yet and ask "Oi, Dracoo... What was you're Ex's name?""Why would you want to know?" he asks. genuine surprise in his voice as you want to clear up something for yourself."Just curious's'all" you coyly reply.Draco looks at you for a moment, then sighs and says "... Katherine. Katherine Hart", the vision of that "Not-You" woman in the motorcycle leathers filling your mind as you take a sip from your beer, the tension between the two of you thick enough to cut with a knife...>End UpdatesI'd like to thank all of the participants that joined in on this quest today, as well as those that helped keep this thing alive long enough to autosage... Secondly, The King of Fighter's Quest Round 27 should be up at 8 AM PST, 11 AM EST on 4/14/14 (Unless something happens to either myself or my lap-top).>Lastly, Pic Kinda-Related: A "Cheesecake" example of what "Katherine Hart" would look like (The Girl on the right, of course...)
>>31439891Of course, it'd be Tsukasa Jun.