Welcome to Academy City. The time is late afternoon, the weather isn’t quite straining and the date is August 9.You are Kyril Torikov, ‘Level 2’ Telekinetic Child Error and you wished you had laser eyes right about now. The object of your attention was a small postcard of Academy City. It wasn’t just any old postcard however. On the other side of the picturesque photograph was a bunch of lines and text that looked more at home on an application form than a postcard. Given that this was the THIEF Membership Application form it fit. It doesn’t make the whole test any less tedious though. What was it with THIEF and postcards anyway?The reason you were attempting to set the piece of paper alight with your mind in an attempt to find some answers was because the other occupants of the room were currently occupied with themselves. You were sitting in your girlfriend’s hospital room. She ate a bullet this morning and made the one responsible most assuredly dead. She was also talking to the other two occupants of the room, namely Saten and Uiharu, your acquaintances. If you didn’t know better they almost looked like friends. You must have been spending ages staring at the damn thing because it was Asuka’s voice that broke your concentration.“Dear, are you quite alright?” she asked.She probably noticed you staring at a piece of paper. Your response?>Stare harder. It’ll spontaneously combust eventually>Ask for help, maybe they could figure it out>Put the invitation away
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>>31711493>Put the invitation away"Its nothing. Just a brain teaser, extra credit stuff."one of those two Railgun's friends is Judgement IIRC
>>31711493>Put the invitation away
>>31711605this sounds good
>Ask for help, maybe they could figure it outThis sound fun. I can't see any drawbacks.
>>31711969Honestly, I bet Saten would figure it out in 5 seconds.But I refuse to ask fucking Saten of all people for help.
>>31712021I loved her in the anime. I can see why you'd hold that opinion.
>>31712075don't you have anime to direct?
>>31712086I don't think that's Nagai. If it was Nagai, he'd have just started frothing at the mouth and rabidly shitposted about how Saten is the best. >>31712075 was far too rational for Nagai.
>>31712116Don't get me wrong, she is the best. I just understand that some people resent her bestness. That's enough discussion on this subject.
No one has to know that you are consorting with a questionably legal organisation and especially not the Judgement officer named Uiharu sitting in the room. Quickly you put it away before anyone had a chance to take a better look.“It’s nothing, just a bit of extra credit work is all,” you easily reply.“Then colour myself surprised. I would not expect a delinquent such as yourself to be so devoted to their academics,” Asuka admitted.“So what is it?” Saten asked.“It’s a puzzle,” you replied, “that I’m going to solve by myself thank you very much.”Saten seemed deflate somewhat at your refusal. She was probably going to try and solve it for you. That would have ruined the point of the exercise if you weren’t actually lying your pants off again. A few more moments of harmless chatter continued before a nurse came in to notify the three of you that visiting hours were over. It would be improper of you to stay, as Asuka put it, but it wouldn’t stop you from returning to pick her up tomorrow afternoon.With that taken care of, your afternoon beckoned. It looked like Saten and Uiharu was just going to goof off for the rest of the day and the former did mention something about money earlier. Putting your work hours in could also be a good idea but you had yet to figure out who was trying to kill your boss. Or you could just go home, get some rest, reading or whatever done.>Hang with those two girls>Head to work>Go home
>>31712191The fuck are you doing here, Lelouch?
>>31712191I think your post just made my eyes crust over with crystallized hate.>>31712232>Head to workDay's almost over, so that means we're about to get an hour or so on one of the books, yeah?
>>31712232>>Hang with those two girls
>>31712232>Head to worklittle bit of those two go a long way
>>31712295If you don't end up dying in an alley somewhere, yeah.
>>31712232>Head to work
>>31712445I'll vote exclusively so that route occurs.
>>31712445So we are in New York? Would explain the supernatural criminals and Sub par law enforcement
>>31712903>Sub par law enforcementThey're doing the best they can. It's not their fault that this city is so fucked up.
You decided to head to work. Saten and Uiharu parted ways with you at the hospital. It took a surprisingly short amount of time for you to wheel yourself to School District 17. Maybe you should invest in some wheels, like a non-motorised scooter, or in-lines or something once you got out of the wheelchair. It’d certainly save you some travel time.Your arrival coincided with a gunshot. Squashing your urge to simply leap out of your wheelchair, you wheeled yourself to cover as soon as possible. Another shot rang out, then another, and another. Realising that you weren’t in any danger at the moment you wondered if your boss was. You found him out back with his shotgun, picking off steel targets about twenty metres out. They were vaguely human shaped and were set to move about random left and right across the range. Once all targets were down they reset, but not before Number 3 noticed you.“Hey how’s it going?”He safely secures the weapon before slinging it over his shoulder.“If you’re looking for some work, well there’s really nothing right now that comes to mind unless you want to fill in more forms,” he scratched his chin, “I suppose I could introduce to welding or something.”Your eye was still on his shotgun though.“Oh yeah, I suppose you could do some target shooting if you’re up for that,” he noticed your staring, “I’m probably the only guy you know that legally owns a gun.”>Boring paperwork>Work on engineering>Shoot some stuff
>>31713236>>Shoot some stuff
>>31713236>Work on engineeringNo fucking guns.
>>31713236I'm really torn between into welding and shooting shit.Is our fine control with TK good enough to be of use for either of those?
>>31713335You won't know until you try anon.
>>31713236>Work on engineering
>>31713236>>Work on engineering
>>31713236>Shoot some stuffHe really should get to work on that rocket and not concern himself overly with shooting.
>>31713236>Shoot some stuffwe kinda need more experience handling firearmsI know shotguns and pistols are separate beasts but any is better than none
Rolled 1>>31713236Shit I don't know what to pick just going to roll for my vote1- Egineering 2 - Mo Dakka
Rolled 2>>31713297You sound strangely familiar
>>31713594I've hung around in voicethreads here and done some readings for another quest.>>31713655No_>>31713236http://vocaroo.com/i/s0TThQ0DGNVy
>>31713912>Pronouncing "Saten" like "Satan"Not sure if clever jab or just doesn't know how it's pronounced.
>>31713938Maybe it's a reference to a post last thread?
>>31713967Your're alright, anon.
>>31713967>>31714124I respect your right to wrong opinions and love both of you.
>>31714210If it's any consolation I legitimately thought that's how it's pronounced. I'm an Indexonlyfag, haven't watched any Railgun.
>>31714334Don't watch Railgun. Or if you do, only watch the canon parts and drop it as soon as it gets into anime-only Nagai space.
What was that phrase again? Once bitten twice shy? Perhaps you were developing an aversion to guns ever since that day. Regardless of your reasons you chose engineering, it sounded constructive. With the shotgun still on his shoulder, your boss led you to a familiar shed to get some materials. It’s mostly scraps of metal tubing, clamps and the kind of panoply you’d never think would go together so well.“We’re going to make a drill,” he said, “And not just any old drill.”You reserved judgement until you started assembling the frame. It was a cube shaped rig that held a drill in the middle. The legs and supports ensured it was stayed centred, and here you were introduced to the fine art of alignment. Your telekinesis came in handy here. Then there was the welding, which you were sure you didn’t screw up too badly either since it was your first time actually handling the torch. As much as telekinesis would have been useful, Number 3 insisted you learn by hand first before you started experimenting with your power. He wasn’t exactly a telekinetic himself so it was not like he could teach you.That was how you spent the rest of your afternoon. A glance at the finished product and you posited that with a little bit of adhesives this could be attached to walls or other such surfaces. By the time you got home, you were pleasantly exhausted. A quick dinner after a hard day’s work and you settled in for some reading right before bed.>NEWTON>Minds etc.>Art of Approximation
>>31714446More Newton. Might as well get the least fun one knocked out first.
>>31714446>NEWTONlets just focus on finishing one book at at time
Rolled 61>>31714446>NEWTONCome Newton damm it be useful
>>31714446>Art of ApproximationGet that reading on.
>>31714446>NEWTONTime to become the deadliest son of a bitch in space.
I have to wonder if the multitasking wouldn't be more useful than newton. Hittin harder is cool and all, but how many times have we actually needed to hit harder more than we've needed to TK multiple things at once?
>>31714734Doesn't matter. We have now sunk that cost and should be prepared to see this decision through.
>>31714734It's pretty much getting the nod because of the name dropping.and it has a lead(well, it was tied with multitasking before this vote) on hours anyway
>>31714734Personally I'm more a fan of hitting them hard than hitting them fast.
>>31714858multitasking isn't about hitting them fast. It's about hitting them with a dozen fists instead of one big one. It's about being able to actually do more than various levels of hit.
>>31714908Do we even know what the books do? Multitasking is the only obvious one.
>>31714955You can guess.
>>31714908That's essentially the same thing isn't it? Hitting them a dozen times still counts as being fast.
>>31714972>NEWTON: The Deadliest Son of a Bitch (Applied Physics...)knowledge of science. perhaps more options or creative options (so and so mineral ignites at so and so temperature etc). TK Macgyver >Minds, Memories and Multi-tasking (Cognitive Psychology...)better general awareness, bonus to perception rolls?>The Art of Approximation (Measurement...)bonus to TK combat checks, maybe know which action would be easier to perform?
>>31715032It's not the same thing. Right now, Kyril only has one TK 'hand'. Multitasking gives Kyril more 'hands' with which to manipulate the world. Newton makes Kyril's one 'hand' stronger. Because TK is just raw force, making that hand stronger would also make it faster.Multitasking is do more.Newton is do it faster/stronger.
The time is now morning, the weather is pleasant and the date is now August 10.You must have fell asleep reading at some point last night, given how there was textbook over your face. At least you didn’t drool in your sleep. These books were on loan to you after all. Lifting it off your face elicited a wince of pain and you dropped it back down on your face. Ouch, Newton was right, gravity was a bitch. Your breakfast consisted of toast and another dose of painkillers. You hoped you weren’t going develop any addictions.Asuka wasn’t going to be released until later today so you had your morning to yourself. That didn’t stop her from emailing you a document regarding the various companies you could invest in however. It was a medium sized list with more foreign companies than domestic ones. Studying your options might be a good idea.Another great idea was getting in touch with Kaoru. With the video she captured, letting her have free reign with that was just asking for trouble. The last time she took a photo of you and that ended up as a two-page spread in Nunotaba’s manga. However if you didn’t mind the fallout, then perhaps it’d be nice to spend your time in the company of friends. Or you could continue reading like you were some kind of nerd.>Consider investing (pick a company)>Call Kaoru>Go out with friends>Read some more (pick a book)
>>31715294>Consider investing (pick a company)>Call Kaoru
>>31715294>Barring another world war however, growth doesn’t seem likelyOh glorious meta knowledge making me want Storm Kings...
>>31715294>Read some more (pick a book)More Newtonlets save investment talk with the GF
>>31715294Moar Newton. Let's discuss investment with Asuka.
>>31715294>Read some more Back to newtonAre we limited to investing in one company?
>>31715611No. But I'm not the financial adviser you want to talk to.
>>31715266Newton could also be forcefields or some shit like that. It's just a physics textbook.
>>31715294>Consider investing (pick a company)Parker Tech>Call Kaoru
From the looks of these companies, every single one of them is going to be a side-mission.>Faust Cooperative Looks like a bad investment, but who knows. Might be fun.>Bartholomé's Antiques Looks like a guaranteed romp in the magic side.>Soliloquy Publishing Fuck Quest please.>Parker TechActually looks pretty fun.I thought all those were pretty neat. Not necessarily the best choices, but they'd be neat. As long as we don't invest in STUDY, I'm cool.
we should pick one stable one (Kongou aviation) and then start branching out
>>31715685>Storm King>SturmfuhrerNice Merc Command reference there.
>>31715294>Ondori Cosmeticshttp://vocaroo.com/i/s0pj7TU1dAod>Read more Newton.
>>31715720Before we invest in Kongou Aviation, I need to know something from Bored.Is ACACQ Kongou more similar to the Kamichi Kongou or the Nagai Kongou? Because if it's Nagai-verse Kongou, fuck that. I want nothing to do with her.
>>31715294Delicious metaknowledge and my inherent war mongering pushes me to vote for Storm King. Immortality is also a pretty word, but Kyril has nothing for it in the foreseeable future unless we really, really luck out and manage to become a vampire because of Teacher.
>>31715739>>31715748These companies are reflective of all the quests I've followed, just the big name ones.
Once we do get to investing I suggest these. (In descending order of usefulness.)Storm King Being acquainted with a security company may come in handy down the lineFaust Cooperative They can put up bail for Big Spiderman for usTerme Finances These guys could help increase the cash flowKukyendall Kitchenware An investment couldn't hurtWells Surveying This is more of a favor to Touma more than anything. Sensors to the hand and all that.Nayu Telecom One day there will be a need for the radio
Investing in references I like feels dirty somehow.
>>31715783>Ambrosius Engineering That one wouldn't happen to be about that quest with the autistic elf obsessed with levers, would it?
>>31715816That was just a little tangent. Don't think about it.
>>31715783Your word on >>31715773
>>31715294>Kukyendall Kitchenware >Ondori Cosmetics >Faust Cooperative How can one QM be so based
>>31715773I'm not going by the anime if that's what you're worried about. Notice how she hasn't shown up yet?
>>31715986Good. Nagai butchered her.
>>31716003can we invest in Nagai Butcher shops?
>>31716022Don't you mean the Gen Urobutcher chain of slaughter houses?
>>31716071I don't know about swinging or chopping, but he sure does hack a lot.
>>31716071>>31716022I think you guys mean the Urobuchi-Nagai Butcher and Slaughter Corp.
You considered investing, but then you recall that your financial adviser, Asuka, was currently not with you. It might be wise to hold off on that before you lost everything and the kitchen sink to a bad investment. The thought of going out and amusing yourself with your friends did cross your mind but then you couldn’t enjoy your favourite arcade games in a wheelchair too much. Thus you resigned yourself to more reading. But before that, perhaps it was procrastination, you called up Kaoru.“Yes Torikov-san?” she greeted.“Hey I’m just calling to inquire about that video.”“Oh,” you heard some keyboard sounds, “Do not worry about it Torikov-san, the view counter has just broken one million this morning. Is that all?”“Yes,” you trailed off.It was too late, you were too late. Numbly you hung up and retreated in to a corner with your book.This really wasn’t your thing you decided. Reading was nice an all but the goddamn physics textbook wasn’t fun at all. Why do you even need to know about imaginary numbers? How the fuck were they relevant to applied physics, things that happened in the “real” world. You do manage to go through a useful materials science section though.By the time lunch arrived, you’ve just about had it with reading the damn book for the day. Since you were at home, maybe it’d be a good idea to make some food for Asuka. What cookery shall you attempt?>A simple bento>Sophisticated>Four star chef tier>HEART, BODY, SOUL
>>31716376Urobuchi-Nagai Gut 'n Cut Incorporated
>>31716428>HEART, BODY, SOULWhat little booze we have left goes into the recipe.
>>31716428>HEART, BODY, SOULonly the best should enter the various orifices of your girlfriend
>>31716428I feel stupid. What was the video of? I can't remember.>HEART, BODY, SOULThis worries me, but I can't not pick it.
>>31716428>HEART, BODY, SOULLiterally
>>31716439This better become canon Board, we could make millions. It's not like we haven't butchered and slaughtered before.
>>31716518Touma and Kyril cooking.
>>31716618I didn't try to include meta-reference or the company list would be longer than this quest. But just this once, for you.
Of course we're not going to invest in it right? The company will bankrupt itself eventually.
Oh right, I almost forgot, would you kindly roll 1d20 for that? There is no opposed roll.
Rolled 8>>31716909cooking powers go!
>>31716928Why can't you use your for powers for good?
Rolled 16>>31716909TK cooking.
>>31716928God damnit Wrenloft.
>>31716928Only slightly disappointed that this roll won't kill anyone or anything.
so more we just get her that curry she likes? assuming the dorm doesn't burn down
>>31716928Wrenloft why...>>31717023>Kyril's kitchen bursts into flames
Did Kaoru even know he had killed anyone before Teacher brought it up?
>>31717112The only people who know are Asuka, The Amazing Spiderman, and Kyril.
>>31716428>This really wasn’t your thing you decided. Reading was nice an all but the goddamn physics textbook wasn’t fun at all. Why do you even need to know about imaginary numbers? How the fuck were they relevant to applied physics, things that happened in the “real” world. You do manage to go through a useful materials science section though.We need to visit a teacher and get this shit straightened out.
>>31717112We shot some dudes then burned some more dudes to death
Hospital food was tasteless, bland, and healthy. It probably something Asuka would get sick off pretty quickly. That was why you were going to cook her the best fucking lunch ever. The first indication that anything was wrong was when you almost cut your finger dicing onions. Thankfully it only took a bit of your nails that you were going to trim down later anyway. Then your pot boiled over creating an ungodly curtain of steam. This in turn set off an oil fire in the pan you were warming up. With a whoosh, a pillar of flame rose up and erased most of your eyebrows from your face before settling in to a comfortable blaze. The combined particulates and heat eventually set off the fire alarm, drenching you and everything in the kitchen in nice smothering white foam. You slowly exhaled. Take-out it is.Ignoring the snickering of some of your dorm mates, you went out and got some lunch. Seeing as yesterday was curry, you decided on some pie. Asuka did not question your lack of eyebrows, instead raising her own, as if taunting you for your lack. Ignoring her blatant show of possessing eyebrows, you offer her lunch to which she easily agrees. Now while her defences were down, you could probably try and feed her. Or you could be asking her about the list of companies she sent you. Either one was a valid course of action.>Feed her>Ask about investing>Something else? (write-in)
>>31717655>>Feed her>>Ask about investingmake the well cultured girl talk with her mouth full
>>31717655>Feed herOne day this will succeed and there will be much rejoicing.
>>31717655>Feed her>Ask about investing
>>31717655>>Feed her>>Ask about investing
Hoping to distract her further you enquire on the list of companies she had assembled for you.“Oh that little thing?” she started, “I meant for it to be homework for you. To explore your options so to speak.”She deftly snatches the spoon from your telekinetic grasp and feeds herself. Taking her time to gloat once again with her eyebrows she continued speaking.“Have you ever heard of the saying, ‘chase after two rabbits and you will catch neither’? Because that is exactly what you’re doing.”Resigning to the fact that she has won this round for now, you allow her to finish the pies in peace.“That was delicious, now, what was I talking about?” she started again, “Right, the companies. What I am saying is that some these may or may not be good investments. They just happened to be the ones being talked about the most in most circles right now. Did you know that Nagai-Urobuchi Meats Inc. just declared bankruptcy? Apparently the French hated them so much they got the EU to embargo all their products. My recommendation? Start looking in to the domestic companies first before looking abroad.”So she wanted you to look in to them first huh? That made sense in a way. It wasn’t long before she was cleared and was walking beside under her own power. As you made it to the lobby however, there was a man that seemed to recognise her.“Asuka,” he called out.Asuka turned about face started heading in the opposite direction. the man made to follow.>Go after her>Stop the man
>>31718680>>Stop the man
>>31718680>Go after herI hope this isn't mind control
>>31718680>Go after her
>>31718680I... er... uh...This is odd.Go after her?
>>31719116It's just a relative or some asshole she knew. Nothing to be concerned about.
>>31719364or meet Asuka's Dad and or familyboth are terrifying possibilities
Just as quickly, you chased after her. If there was one thing you knew was that Asuka did not just run from things. She liked to just charge in head on and damn the consequences. Thus you had questions in your mind when you saw her leave like that. Who was that man, and how strong was he that even Asuka was running from him?When you caught up to her she did not stop though thankfully the two of you weren’t being followed. Her face wasn’t full of fear, or dread. If there was to be a description of her expression it would be that she did not want to be within proximity to that man. There was no hatred or disgust. It did have an undercurrent of an unspoken promise though. Her pace was brisk but telekinetically powering your wheel chair wasn’t tiring at all.“That,” she started before she spat out her next words, “That was my father.”You recall something happened between the two of them but it was kind of rude to pry.“We must make haste to the one place that he cannot reach,” she continued, “To the Tokiwadai Dormitories.”You knew she wasn’t using her Ability but it was still compelling as you followed her. Was she running away?>Ask her why she is running>Ask her to stop and confront her father>Just escort her quietly back
>>31719745>>Ask her why she is running
>>31719745And the pic because I'm forgetful.
>>31719745>Just escort her quietly back
>>31719745>>Just escort her quietly back
>>31719745>Just escort her quietly backbest get to safety before asking anything.
There was no need to ask her now, not in public, perhaps later in private. Thus your walk was brisk and silent, save for the hustle and bustle of the city. Upon your arrival however, you found Aneue waiting for you. If anything she would know the exact reason her charge did not return to the dormitory yesterday night. Your fears if anything, are confirmed when she does not so much as glance at Asuka as the two of you walked up to the dormitory.“Kudou, I am glad to see you are well,” her eyes did not leave you, “I hope you will have a speedy recovery.”Asuka only inclined her head slightly enough before letting go of your hand.“We shall talk more but today I wish to get some rest,” she said.Then she walked through the doors, your path barred still by Aneue. Just then a cab drove up and out stepped the man that Asuka had said was her father. This broke Aneue’s gaze as she refocused on the new arrival.“Lord Kudou,” her voice was just as welcoming as usual, “To what do I owe the pleasure?”“Is my daughter well?” his voice was low yet unthreatening at the same time.“Quite well, I take care of all my charges,” Aneue replied.“Very well then, I will have business with that gentleman there.”He gestured to you.“It is most unfortunate that I have business with him as well,” Aneue countered.>Stay in the pan (Aneue)>Into the fire (Asuka’s father)
>>31720812If he doesn't ding as magical, then go with her dad. I wanna see what he wants.
>>31720812>Into the fire (Asuka’s father)this was going to happen sooner or later, you can't avoid the in laws forever
>>31720812>Into the fire (Asuka’s father)Does Dean ding as magical?
>>31720812>>Stay in the pan (Aneue)
>>31720812> Into the fireI am curious as to why Asuka was avoiding him so.
>>31720812>Stay in the pan (Aneue)
>>31720917yeah, it has a red vampire auraI wonder what the gun we have back home reads as, if anything?
i want to meet the queen and abuse our asuka-granted immunity to her crap
Asuka's Dad obviously.....wants grandchildren ASAP
>>31720994Immunity to the Queen doesn't mean immunity to her minions. We'll get to that as The Railgun dips her toes in to the darkside.
>>31720812[X]Stay in the pan (Aneue)
>>31720994at least wait till we're out of the wheel chair
>>31721302Meet the Pep Pep is a go
>>31720981>I wonder what the gun we have back home reads as, if anything?Did I miss something cause I thought spider dude took the gun and framed himself with itNot that I would be surprised if the damn thing was cursed and showed up anyway.
>>31721378no no, the gun we took from Kiyama. It got an omake.we should give it a name sometime
>>31721415Isn't that the one spider dude took?
>>31721517We have a 1911 in our dorm. We had another gun that we took off a thug on site. That gun was the one that was taken.
>>31721517He took the Glock.
>>31721517no, that was a glock we found in a Big Spider vanthe M1911A we took from Kiyama is still in the dorm
>>31721559>>31721569>>31721572Ohhhh.Kiyama's gun is now 60% less creepy to me.
It wasn’t exactly hard to guess what Aneue would want out of you. You’d be sat down and interrogated about why you were in a wheelchair and why Asuka got hurt, again. Then your head would roll, as well as your eyes and your spine would never be the same again. On the other hand, you had no idea what Asuka’s father would ask you about but it was certainly not going to involve physical harm, probably. His first question was to ask about his daughter after all. Wheeling yourself around, you nodded to him.“Kyril Torikov,” you introduced yourself, “Can I help you?”Aneue huffs and leaves as the man she called Lord Asuka raised his eyebrows. Whether it was directed at your casual use of your Ability, your lack of eyebrows or something else you’re weren’t sure.“Lord Kudou Tomohisa, pleasure to make your acquaintance,” he offered his hand, “Just Kudou is fine.”Shaking his hand didn’t hurt but you were still calling him Lord Kudou in your head though.“Come,” he beckoned to the cab still waiting by the curb, “Let us talk in private.”You already decided on him over Aneue so you didn’t back out now. Lord Kudou remained silent during the ride. The cab dropped the both of you off in School District 3 at a fancy hotel. You found yourself led to a private booth at the hotel’s restaurant.“Order anything you wish, it shall be my treat,” he stated.>Order some food or drink>Cut to the heart of the matter>Don’t order, make small talk>Something else? (write-in)
>>31722018>>Don’t order, make small talk
>>31722018>order a black coffee Don't QUITE "cut to the heart of it", but keep things direct.
>>31722018>Order some food or drinksome tea. the way we like it
>>31722018>Order some food or drinkThankyou.
>>31722018>Order some food or drinkTea.
You order tea, as your prefer it and it doesn’t draw much reaction from Lord Kudou. The man instead orders a full course meal which would probably take a while to arrive. That doesn’t stop him from talking to you though.“Do you like living in fear?” he asked.You’re not sure where he’s going with this.“Confused? Let me say that again. Do you like living in fear?” he continued, “If not now, then perhaps in the future, if you continue to court her so.”It’s strange to find the typical words that made up threats from a girlfriends father, not that you had one before, so unthreatening. Rather, there was an uncomfortable amount of concern from that voice.“I am sure you are aware of her,” he paused then settled for, “talents. Do you not mind it, that sword hanging above you by a hair’s width?”So that was it? He’s asking whether you’re afraid of Asuka? Is that he how saw your relationship? He certainly didn’t mind you taking your time to answer, even as the waiter came and poured him a glass of rosé. What exactly was his game? Was he trying to sow doubt? Or was he genuinely curious? Maybe he was concerned for you? These questions and more swirled about like he swirled the liquid in his glass.“So?” he had taken a sip in the mean time, “Would you like me to repeat a third time?”>Write-in your reply. If you wish to ask him questions, please do so now
>>31722758I am not particularly concerned. We met under poorer circumstances to begin with.
>>31722758"A repeat won't be necessary Kudou-san and to answer your question, I don't 'Live in fear' because I trust her."Asuka strikes me as a person that prefers to earn/work for things rather just have things handed to her or taking the easy road.If she wanted some man candy BF or friends, she'd have just used her ability.I respect that about her, and the common interests we share (violence) is nice too.
He's already resisted her ability once. No need to fear it.
>>31722758"I do not live in fear. While Asuka is a dangerous young woman, I am a dangerous young man. It may simply be conceit on my part, but I believe myself to be a good partner for her because of it. I am aware of, and respect her skills and abilities, I trust her to not use them to bring injury to me, just as I assume she trusts me to not use mine to hurt her."
>>31722758>>31723152^ Voting for this
>>31723043when did we do that? back at the first meeting? with the skill out speakers?
>>31723468Yep. But you've never resisted her since.
Rolled 2>>31723540If he absolutely had to I expect he would do something like clog his ears while screaming "LALALALALA"
>>31723847At least you're not metagaming.
“A repeat won’t be necessary Kudou-san,” you stopped him, “To answer your question though, I say no. I do not mind it because I do not live in fear of her.”You paused to take a sip. Lord Kudou did not speak up however. He did have a glimmer of amusement dancing in his eyes. Yep, they were definitely alike you thought.“I do not live in fear because while Asuka is a dangerous you could say the same of me. It may simply be conceit on my part, but I believe myself to be a good partner for her because of it. I am aware of, and respect her skills and abilities, I trust her to not use them to bring injury to me, just as I assume she trusts me to not use mine to hurt her.”Lord Kudou almost bursts out in to laughter.“Trust, now there’s a funny word,” he finally spoke, “She does not trust, not people, especially one of your kind.”He sighed.“You are exactly the kind that I did not want her consorting with in the first place but you know what?”No, you didn’t know what.“You can go ahead, take this as far as you can, I certainly do not mind it at all,” he lit up another cigar, “If only so I can say ‘I told you so’ at your funeral. You’ll be a grand sacrifice indeed. A veritable sideshow to my business here in Academy City.”He was making light of you.>Wish him good day and leave>Ask him further questions (write-in)
>>31723990>Wish him good day and leavewell, definitely not spending Christmas with Asuka's family...
>>31723990>Wish him good day and leave
>>31723990"I'll be sure to set things up so the tombstone reads 'Here lies Kyril Torikov. Kudou told him so.'"
>>31723990>Leave"Very well then, I'll let Asuka know you've given your blessings.""Now if you'll excuse me, I believe we have nothing more to discuss. Thank you for the tea."
Rolled 4>>31723888Even if I did the main way her powers work is authority. But if you can't hear a figure you can't know what the hell the authority is saying you can't do what they ask.>>31724135Do this. Then leave.
>>31724162This. Be nice to maintain some dignity.
>Bored makes the perfect waifu>It's all going to come tumbling downpls no
>>31724199Not all forms of communication are verbal.>>31724305You thought that nat 1 was worth only a gunshot wound?
>>31724360>You thought that nat 1 was worth only a gunshot wound?Maaaaaan...
I don't get it...
>>31724360>a nat 1 on a d20 system torpedos the relationshipWell ok then.
Rolled 9>>31724360Pull out gun and fire at her while looking upwards. Hard to play charades with a bullet hole. Though given the last time someone did that...;_;
Rolled 13, 1 = 14>>31724504What the fuck Capcha?
>>31724360the flowers were that bad?>>31724541IKR?
>>31724560CAPTCHA went more fucked then normal Imputed the thing about 30+ times. Including one of the easy one where you can see everything 5-6 times and it still said failure.
is it still working?
Yeah you’ve had enough of him.“Very well then, I'll let Asuka know you've given your blessings,” you said, “Now if you'll excuse me, I believe we have nothing more to discuss. Thank you for the tea.”At least politeness demanded that much.“I wish you luck in endeavours then,” was his parting remark.Strange, he almost sounded sincere there. You put him out of your mind as you wheeled yourself out back in to the sunlight. At least he wasn’t going to interfere, or so you think. If he was anything like Asuka then he’d be a man of his word. You were headed back to your home district when your phone started ringing. It was Nunotaba, one time patron and the producer of yaoi manga starring you and your circle of friends. You wonder what she wanted.Episode 30 end. Sorry no interlude tonight chaps. We resume on Wednesday.https://twitter.com/BoredofDirectorRadio noise. Things happen where you can’t see. Will you get to question Saten about Enko? When writefag and /tg/ meet the story begins.I’ll stick around for questions. I’ll naturally collapse in a couple of hours then since I don’t feel sleepy now.
>>31724791on a scale of 1 to 10, how scared should we be about Kyril-Asuka relationship's integrity?
>>31724847We'll see how it goes, I'm still in planning since this arc got bumped up real fast.Also your scale needs a clear definition of what constitutes a 1 and what constitutes a 10.
>>31724791How high does Asuka's father think the odds of it working is? Does he think there is a small chance? Or none at all.
>>317249961 is "eh, whatever"10 is "chemical castration"
>>317249961=smooth sailing forever or at the very least no glaring obvious relationship-imploding happenings10=both of them trying to kill eachother
>>31725004Of the relationship? It might work out though he might not like it.>>31725043>>31725028Er, if we're going to abstract it like that let's say somewhere around 6-7.
>>31725146oh dear...what could possibly have brought us to this?the night Vigil for Mum? are we smothering her?not attentive enough?Asuka's own personal baggage sabotaging her?the Wizard stuff?our wimping out over killing big spider?also, archived and thanks for running.
>>31725259>all thatYes.Then again, I can honestly say that I've never been in a relationship where there weren't a few points where I wanted to strangle the other person, including my current better half. That shit just happens.
>that little hissy fit with Karou>mad over waving back to Saten>the wizard secrets.>“And no, I am not interested in a relationship. They require compromise and I do not compromise. I am just a selfish, stubborn and violent girl so there’s not much for you to enjoy in my company. Today just feels like it is too good to be true.”The waifu is the jealous type, with possible low self esteem.we need to sit down and explain we are not double dipping. Maybe reveal the THIEF connections/ heists we do as a sign of trust. (she'll never believe us about magic unless it falls right in her lap)
>>31725519If she gets too wired up, she might just try to order us to tell the truth about magic. Unless that's what you mean by falling in her lap.
>>31725955I meant like a vampire or an imp.I got no ideas on how to make her believe magic is real with a literal fucking demonstration.
>>31725975We can consult Index can't we? Ask for a 'How to make magical fire for idiots' lesson.
>>31726134Then our brain explodes.
>>31726152We don't have to cast it, though. Actually, why can't Index cast magic herself, again? That could cut down on extraneous factors if we had a way around it, unlikely though it is.
>>31726188Because Jesus is a cunt and cock blocking her ability to use mana.
>>31726220This pretty much. She could if she realized it and totally broke Johns pen. Other wise it's impossible for her to use magic.
There is also the option of having Kaoru use that magic comb on her, but that has the essential problem of calling in Kaoru - a person that Asuka doesn't particularly like.
How dead is Styil again?
>>31726455Do remember that in the second novel there is this exchange in regards to Styil getting splattered on the ceiling:"Human constellation, that’s an interesting description… but this is nothing too strange, isn’t it? I was still alive that time, so of course I could refine life-force to create magic. Good thing my rune cards were scattered all over the floor when I exploded!"
Rolled 12, 1, 9, 13, 13, 13, 17, 12, 7 = 97>>31726690