Welcome to Academy City. The time is noon, the weather is warm, and the date is August 28.You are ‘Kyril Torikov, ‘Level 2’ Telekinetic Child Error and you have just made your good escape. While you were loathe to leave Asuka, your girlfriend, before she was discharged, you prioritised escaping with your life first. Her uncle, a certain Fujimoto Shiro, was rather angry with you. Part of it was your fault, the other you chalked up as him being overprotective. He was angry enough to lose the ability to form grammatically correct sentences. You had found it funny until he pulled a pistol. That merited a hasty exit. Asuka had blown you a kiss as you dove out the window, leaving her amused mother, an exasperated Sparky and a perplexed Kongou Mitsuko.The day could only get busier from here on out. In addition to meeting Asuka’s family on her mother’s side, you had been put in contact with some of the “bigger fish” in Academy City. They had in no uncertain terms detailed the consequences of your actions the previous day. Now you were in their employ and had been given a tablet with which they were going to contact you. Other than you also had another problem. You, and pretty much everyone you’ve met so far, were bathed in green mana, random pedestrians included. While you didn’t feel like anything was different, the only other person you remember who had one was Teacher, a pseudo-immortal. Answers to the whole situation would be nice. Other than that, Nakazawa still had stuff for you to do. Hopefully it involved less traffic violations.Your first priority was to,>Investigate magic>See Nakazawa>Check the tablet
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>>33675571>See NakazawaNot like we can do anything about the magic anyway, we've been ignoring Nakazawa lately and should see what we can do to help.
>>33675571>See NakazawaPriorities, right?
>>33675571>Investigate magicWe're already stuck under one member of the board, we might as well keep our noses out of trouble, and considering Nakazawa wants us to sabotage his opponents, that counts as trouble.
>>33675571>Investigate magic>>33675672While I agree with you, I can't think of Kyril just ignoring fucking mana auras on eveyone.
>>33675571>Investigate magicWe still have a few days for Nakazawa and basically unlimited time for the higher-ups (unless they call us), so we should do that.
>>33675571>>Investigate magicThou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
>>33675571>Investigate magicMaybe Index will know something.(My Captcha was a gray blur on a black background... Wat?)
>>33676176Index isn't here, she's playing with Touma, or not, she looks like a dude to him atm.
>>33676236Well, time to call Touma then.
>>33676283He's a bit busy getting his ass kicked by Tsuchimikado.
>>33676313Who else do we know that knows magic?
>>33676313Sounds like a perfect time to do it. >>33676357We could also call Teacher or Kaoru.
>>33676357Source one is Teacher, since he'd likely have the best idea why everything would end up with the same mana color as him. (guessing it's for mana sources powered by the belief of others, Teacher is a legendary figure, as are angels). Then there's Kaoru, who's the only one in the city who knows about magic and can actually investigate.
You’ve left Nakazawa high and dry for long enough so you were going to drop by and do some ‘honest’ work for once. You had two days left and procrastinating isn’t going to change that fact. Having decided that, you were still mildly curious about why everyone was glowing green. There was only one person you could ask about that right about now. That meant going back to your room but you figured you could use lunch and a shower as well. If only Index were here.You sent Nakazawa a message saying you were going to clock in this afternoon and he replied positively. After that you unfolded a familiar letter. As usual, the mana formed the image of Teacher.“Whoa,” it greeted.“It’s me, Kyril,” you returned.“I knew that kid,” the image seemed defensive, “I take it something’s come up.”“Yeah, everyone is glowing green,” you continued.“That’s interesting,” its tone changed to curiosity, “That’s probably something an incompatibility between systems.”“Uh huh, that’s really helpful Teach,” you sighed, “I know that ‘normal’ magicians show up in yellow, so I have no idea why even I’m showing up in green.”“Well I’m not exactly programmed for this you know,” it explained, “I’m just a fragment of his mind and it’s not like he’s paying attention to this one right now. I’m like a computer that’s not hooked up to the network and all the local files are combat apps.”“So you don’t know what Teach is up to right now?”“Probably figuring out why everyone is ‘showing up in green’ so to speak,” it shrugged, “I’m not even sure why he shows up in green to you anyway but I bet this ‘green’ problem is related to his magic.”Maybe you should actually call Teacher then. It’s not like you didn’t have money for international calls. The only other magic-related person you knew was Kaoru, and you’re not sure if she would have anything to contribute.[1/2]
>>33676489>Make an international call>Call Kaoru>Drop this for now
>>33676489>Make an international callThis seems a bit out of Kaoru's league, to be honest.
>>33676518>Make an international call
>>33676489>Call Kaorustick to local first
>>33676518>Drop this for nowWell Teach is looking into it, so i'm sure he'll sort it out. Can we leave a message with this 'fragment'? And honestly, Kaoru is just gonna bitch at us for leaving LO alone, and I want to delay that as long as possible.
>>33676518>Make an international callMight be fun. We are too busy to get roped into his adventures still though.
>>33676518>Make an international callJust trying to satisfy your curiosity.
>>33676601>And honestly, Kaoru is just gonna bitch at us for leaving LO alone, and I want to delay that as long as possible.Oh yeah, that's why I wanted to stop shadow running, we're supposed to be looking after a loli. Woops, kinda stuck in now.
>>33676601Actually changing my vote to;>Make an international callForgot Teacher's default solution to a problem is a colony drop.
>>33676518>Call KaoruKeep things low-key, and make inquiries among our friends before drawing Teacher into it.
>>33676518>>Make an international callKnowledge is power!
It was time to make an international call then. Thanking the image of Teacher, you folded up the letter and found Teacher’s business card. From there you dialled in the number and hoped the rates weren’t astronomical, even if you did have the money for it. It took a while to connect.“Hey kid, how’s it going,” he greeted amidst thunderclaps.“Is this a bad time?” you asked.“Nope not at all,” then he was cut off.It sounded like he dropped the phone. There was also screaming.“Sorry about that,” he apologised, “Temporary lost my arm to DShK fire. You wanted to ask me something?”“You’re in a warzone,” it wasn’t a question.“Israel, if you were wondering,” he elaborated, “Trying to get these headless chickens to keep calm and carry one ever since someone dragged an Angel out of their Heaven.”“Their Heaven?”“Abrahamic Heaven,” he answered before shouting at someone else, “Get down you idiot.”The phone dropped the ground again. There was more screaming and swearing. You waited another minute.“Hey, you still there kid?” Teacher came on again.“Yeah.”“If your question was how to stop the spell which caused an Angel to fall and coincidentally is also switching everyone’s appearances around then you have to obliterate the actual magic array in one hit,” he explained, “But if you’re asking why everyone thing is showing up in green then I don’t know. If you’re asking why I show up in green it’s probably because I’ve accidently made ‘Zhuge Liang will live another 12 million years’ a law of reality. Draw your own conclusions.”[1/2]
>>33677911“And you can’t stop it?”“Well I think the spell was cast somewhere in Japan. Definitely not in Academy City though,” he added quickly, “I’d love to drop something right on top of it but I currently have my hands full right now. Well actually that’s a lie. I don’t have any hands at the moment. I’m holding the phone with my foot. Don’t ask.”“But it’s not doing anything bad though?”“Apart from pissing off the Angel that is currently on Earth, then no,” he answered, “I bet the Anglicans already have people on the case. If not, well I’ll get around to dealing with it as soon as I have arms again, and a new hat.”Well it didn’t look like you could do anything about it.“It was nice talking to you anyway Teacher,” you wrapped it up, “Got your letter too. It’s been helpful. Maybe we’ll see each other someday alright?”“Glad to hear it kid.”You hung up. With your curiosity sated, now was time to get back to business. Funny how you wanted to call Kaoru earlier, you didn’t think she’d have given you a good answer. Wait, now that you thought about it, Last Order was still probably with her.>Maybe we should check in with Kaoru>It’ll be fine, work comes first anyway
>>33677981>Maybe we should check in with Kaoru
>>33677981>It’ll be fine, work comes first anywayIf it's not in Academy City, there's not much we can do about it anyway.
>>33677981>Maybe we should check in with KaoruMore for LO's sake than Kaoru.
>>33677981>Maybe we should check in with KaoruGotta be the responsible older brother.
>>33677981>Maybe we should check in with KaoruUrgh.... I want to pick up LO, but I don't want to interact with Kaoru. Can we run a heist? We're getting pretty good at stealing small children.
>>33677981>>Maybe we should check in with Kaoru
>>33678041And then Kaoru kills someone during the abduction, trying to defend Mishka.Or pursues her captors, swinging a Judgement stick.Or is just devastated she couldn't look out for our sisteru.
>>33678041>but I don't want to interact with Kaoru.;_; Kaoru is pretty fun. Just need to hide half the shit we do if we don't want to explode.
>>33677981>Maybe we should check in with Kaorujust chat over the phone
>>33677981>Maybe we should check in with KaoruWe probably pissed her off and with us now working for the higher ups, taking care of LO might become even more of a problem.
>>33678141Meh I like Kaoru, but we've had prophetic visions of her chasing us to the ends of the earth for our misdeeds. Also she's dedicated to the law and justice, which can't be good for a petty thief.
>>33678259Why do I see something like 22 year old hardcore level 4 Kyril in a nice suit and Kaoru fighting now?
>>33678326What if defeating Kaoru is the last step to reaching level 5?
>>33678326>Only level 4Get a load of this guy. Level 5 by the end of the month or bust.
>>33678407Asuka beat Kaur so wouldn't beating Asuka be worth more?
>>33678407That would be pretty amusing. Though I can already see the after battle "Touman put your hand everyone on me! Just to make sure there isn't any bullshit enchantments."
>>33678432>Asuka beat Kaur so wouldn't beating Asuka be worth more?Hey now Kyril may be slightly criminal but he wouldn't beat his own waifu.
>>33678464what if she's into that?
>>33678432I don't think Kaoru was using all her might and magic in that fight.
>>33678489pls anon. I don't need that mental image. Though he might need a ball gag just to be sure he doesn't strangle himself again if she gets too into it.Though in general I would assume level 5 Kyril would curbstomp Asuka. Just because he knows her powers well enough to get a shot in. Though it would probably be a game of rocket tag. He would have enough raw strength to pretty much send her to the morgue but she would have enough mental control to screw him if she got it though.
>>33678661Honestly, with how her powers work, I think Kyril would only be more susceptible to them from being in a relationship with her.
>>33678695Doesn't really work that way. It sets her as an authority above you so it doesn't really matter how close you are now since in the end it's still the same effect.Though yeah pretty much it really just depends on who would get the first shot and what method she used to try. If she tried to talk at that level I think he could create a heavy wind and drown it out. On the other hand if she raised her hand in a stop sign it might freeze him enough to win. So it's kind of a "Who gets the first strike in?" thing here.
>>33678796There is also the option of simply shooting her with an antimaterial rifle at a distance.
>>33678796The end effect doesn't matter here. It's that she's already damn important to him, and it would be easier for her powers to work.Think about the last time she got shot.
>>33678841Or use Telekinetic Railgun method discussed in earlier threads.
its pretty obvious how Kyril vs Asuka endsit ends in sex
>>33678842Her power is pretty binary. It works or it does not.
>>33678912Well yeah. Nobody's doubting that.
>>33678841>using a real weapon>level 5 telekinetic>not just shooting a tk bullet
>>33678842That was more because the guy couldn't imagine someone above him. Which has no real bearings here because any at all would end the fight.>>33678912Pretty much. I just like to do the theoreticals. In reality it would most likely end with mentally scarring a bunch of people.
>>33678959Unless we fuck something important up. And we're going to fuck something up, the only question is if it's important.
>>33678661>implying Level 5 Kyril wouldn't just do this
>>33678982Actually even at level 5 a gun is pretty useful here. Mainly because then he could shoot the things like hound dogs or whatever but use TK on things like the houses and the likes.
>>33679036Depending on how much his range increases it could be hilarious to drop a satellite on someones head. "I learned from the best you know?"
Man you felt terrible about having forgotten about LO. She was your little sister goddamnit. Asuka was certainly important but. Now you just felt terrible about yourself. You knew there would be problem when you signed up to take of her but you haven’t actually been taking care of her too well now. On top of that you were more or less dreading talking to Kaoru. No doubt the Sikh would have a lecture or two about your neglect. You called her anyway.“Thank goodness you called,” Kaoru seemed harried.“Uh, is this about Last Order?” you started.“No, but it is not enough that I have to look after your little sister is it?,” now her voice was stern, “If it wasn’t for her I would be looking in to why Kyouko-san just ran off screaming this morning.”“Did it involve a change in appearance or?”“She did ask who I was this morning,” she relayed, “I reintroduced myself but I did not think she believed me and ran out screaming about body snatchers, or words to that effect.”“Ah.”You then told her about what you had discussed with Teacher earlier.“That would explain a few things,” Kaoru mused, “In either case I would like to ask you a favour if you had the time.”“I can’t promise anything though,” you sighed, “I’m kinda busy.”“Very well, if you could tell Kyouko-san to come home, I would appreciate it,” she said, “I understand that you are busy, no doubt working to provide for both yourself and your sister but if there any trouble in that regard I will be happy to assist you.”She was mistaken.“Yeah, sure, I’ll see if I can fit that in somewhere,” you replied.>”I’m coming to pick her up now.”>”I’m heading to work right now.”
>>33679074Level 6 is a sort of God mode, so I figure it would fit to be able to pull a satellite down at 5.Too back we will never make it past 3
>>33679092>”I’m coming to pick her up now.”We should probably call Kyouko on the way. In fact, we should explain to both of them. We kind of owe Kaoru an explanation, because this is from her side.
>>33679092>”I’m heading to work right now.”we've put off Nakazawa long enoughcall Kyouko on the way
>>33679092>”I’m coming to pick her up now.”We really need to get things done, but I really want to see her reaction and get her to tell us who we look like.
>>33679092>”I’m coming to pick her up now.”Safety of the loli takes priority.
>>33679092>”I’m coming to pick her up now
>>33679092>”I’m heading to work right now.”
>>33679092>”I’m heading to work right now.”Just text Kyouko, if we call she won't recognize our voice and will freak out more. Just say something like "Magic bullshit angel has made every human change their appearance. Good luck with that. Also Asuka isn't dead."
>>33679092>”I’m coming to pick her up now.”
>>33679092>”I’m coming to pick her up now.”Bring her along to the show. She might learn something.
>>33679074>>33679115Definitely possible for a level 5, it's about as powerfull as an esper can get.>>33679041I can imagine a higher level tk user would have no problem using his ability in a gun-like way.He would just have to focus much force in a small field(assuming his tk works like Kyrils) and shoot it forward, now combine it with multitasking: tk gun.
>>33679092>no doubt working to provide for both yourself and your sisterWell, I want to laugh, but is that really wrong?
>>33679730Kind yes and kind of no. Kyril does use his money to provide for him and the others. On the other hand he is also pretty greedy.
>>33679771We should really use the money to buy or rent ourselves an apartment with more than one bedroom. Especially if Asuka comes over.
>>33679831I don't know, I like our location. Helps us run into people more often. Not sure we would even see Touma anymore if we didn't live next to him.
Move out of the dorms and get a bigger apartment when Asuka transfers and we'll room together.
>>33679910We could rent him out a room. I'm sure he could use the cash he'd save from paying for a dorm.
>>33680028And also he wouldn't have to sleep in a bath.
>>33679965>>33679831Sounds like a cool idea, but what kind and size of apartment are we talking about?I kind of lost track of our finances when we bought the weapons for the assault on STUDY.
>>33680169Not that much left really.About 5 Million yen. Though I'm hoping Kyirl gets paid something good after the shit he went though trying to get that chemicaloid.
Yesss, buy apartments. Slumlord Kyril, that's where the 'legit' money is.
>>33680028We could just have him (and Index) as a roommate
>>33680169assuming the padlet is accurate1,305,101 JPY in an Offshore Account5,086,269 JPY in a Savings Account
>>33680214We wouldn't be able to afford the food for that.
>>33680200The only thing we're getting out of that is a feeling of contentment seeing as that was a favor to Nunotaba.
>>33680243Time to rob Nunotaba.
>>33680200>>33680233clearly we need to rob a bank
There was no helping it. In fact, you kind of didn’t want to bother Kaoru with looking after Last Order for a bit. That’s why you told her you were coming to pick up Last Order right now. It’s not like your work with Nakazawa was illegal or anything. Hell it probably wasn’t life threatening so there shouldn’t be a problem if you brought her to work with you. Who knows, maybe she’d be useful in her own way. As for Kyouko, you didn’t want to call her just yet. Apparently you weren’t yourself right now. Thus you sent her a message, explaining the worldwide spell that was in place. That got no reply. You then informed her that Asuka had woken up. Her reply to that was four letters, “nuts.” Once you arrived at Kaoru’s place, Last Order was happy to see you.“Onii-san I missed you, says Misaka says Misaka as she gives you a hug.”She pretty much tackled you but you took it in stride.“Sorry for bothering you Kaoru,” you apologised to the Sikh, “and thanks.”“It is little trouble, I am more than happy to help,” she replied, “I received a reply from Kyouko-san. She’ll be back whenever the spell wears off. She thinks my appearance is off-putting.”You shrugged and made to leave.“So, where are we going onii-san? Asks Misaka asks Misaka as she wonders on where onii-san is taking Misaka.”“Work,” you replied, “It’s nothing dangerous. Just helping a friend of mine with the ACRE Assembly is all.”“I shall be there as well, I look forward to your results,” was Kaoru’s parting remark.You didn’t know what to feel about that. What you did know was that the rest of the lads had already showed up before you did and were hard at work pretending like they were doing anything of import.[1/2]
>>33680306We should get masks.
>>33680327In actuality Nakazawa was pretty much tearing his hair out trying to get them organised. Sagara and Tadakuni were waging another one of their little prank wars by subtly messing with each other’s work arrangements. Kyousuke was discussing acoustics with both the interior designer and exhaust engineer. The amount of work he was actually doing was a big fat zero. A quick clap to get their attention however and they pretty much dropped whatever they were doing and formed up on you.“Fuck I wish you got here sooner,” Nakazawa commented, “and who’s the kid?”“I am Misaka, says Misaka says Misaka as she introduces herself.”“My little sister,” you added quickly, “You don’t mind right?”“I would but honestly, at this point it can’t be much worse than these three stooges,” he sighed.The three Problem Children didn’t seem at all slighted.“Just get the work done,” Nakazawa finished.There were still a fair few things left to do.>Scope out the competition>Look to our defences first
>>33680200I guess we should have sold the chemicaloid to THIEF for that.I doubt we will still get money out of this.Maybe I forgot something, but I don't see us earning money that soon, not with our current 'employers' and having just finished a heist.
>>33680360>>Scope out the competitionWe're better at espionage than holding down the fort.
>>33680360>Look to our defences firstHonestly I'd try for both, get LO to run around and annoy our competition, whilst we work on the defenses. But if that's not possible, just make sure our project is safe first.
>>33680360>Scope out the competitionsize the bastards up
>>33680360>Look to our defences first>>33680391> not with our current 'employers'We might actually be able to pull something out of this. Depending on who and what we meet up with.
>>33680360>>Scope out the competition
>>33680496Hey if we're lucky we could probably rob one of the board if we can get enough intel.
>>33680360>Scope out the competitionLet's see what we're up against first.
>>33680529> rob one of the boardThat's a pretty horrible idea. Unless Aleister is literally going to kill him in 3 days and we know that for sure.
>>33680360>Look to our defences firstWith the Problem Children in their current state, not looking to protect the project might bite us in the ass sooner than later.
>>33680360>Scope out the competitionHave to know what we're defending against before actually doing anything.
>>33679831Giving LO her own bedroom would be nice.
>>33680603Yes and no, Aleister only cares about their power, so if one of them is stupid enough to lose all their money, he's just gonna go "Well you were worthless, NEXT." The only think would be the board member trying to get revenge, but if they have no money, meh.
>>33680734Main problem is robbing them of all their money. Most people don't store all of it in one place.
>>33680789We need to bring a hacker onto the team.
>>33680789Hence the gathering intel whilst we work for them.
>>33680829or a cyberpath
>>33680486I like this. She is with us, why not use that fact?>>33680496Well, we probably will get connections, which might prove better than money
>>33680829Do we start powerlevelling Last Order?
>>33680529Or maybe we just ask the board if there's someone they want us to rob. At least one of the board guys must have a grudge against someone.
>>33680886In a pinch, she has a supercomputer to fall back on, so yeah we should.
>>33680886Nah, I wouldn't really want to make her a part of the crew.Also before doing something like that, getting better ourselves seems appropriate.
>>33680969If we could actually trust on the protection we get, this would be a great idea.
“Alright, what have we got here Nakazawa?” you asked.No point in hanging back. You were always a little more on the proactive side. Still you had to resist the urge to slouch whilst rubbing your hands as Nakazawa handed you a piece of paper. One because you weren’t actually a cartoon villain, and two, Last Order had taken up residence on your shoulder. She probably liked the view up there.“This is the best projections we have so far, according to the latest rumours,” he said.It was a list of projects. Smack dab in the centre of the list was Nakazawa’s project, the eighth one to be precise. Admittedly some of them sound wacky, insane, or just plain ridiculous but at least you got to take them down a peg or two. However that was a lot of projects to go through and no doubt sabotaging them would change the rankings. Whether that was going to be a good thing or bad thing remained to be seen. That and sabotaging some now gave them a better chance to recover by the time the final grade was due. Of course if you were really determined you could put them permanently out of the running but that took time. You had two days to work with and seven projects to go through. Looks like you had to prioritise, you had to pick your targets, be selective.Did you hit them all at once and set them back a bit, or did you go all in one or two at a time and hope the rankings change favourably? All of this of course was on the assumption that no one would attempt to disrupt Nakazawa’s project.>Wat do?
>>33681142Well, of course they aren't going to help us too much, plausible deniability and all that, but it surely is a better idea than just robbing a bank and accidently pissing off the board.
>>33681351I say we hit them all at once, a lot of these seem like very fragile projects that won't take a lot of sabotage to seriously fuck up.
>>33681351>Still you had to resist the urge to slouch whilst rubbing your hands as Nakazawa handed you a piece of paper.
>>33681351Well most of these are nonsense and will never work. I'd go for one at a time. The priority should be the other Bugatti, because it's too similar to our work and we're more likely to be marked down by that. Although we can deal with number 5 by sending a letter saying "Lol, Vectors are better."
>>33681351Steal the giant Robots.
>>33681351>Wat do?Go two or three at a time. Less chance of fucking everything up and/or getting caught.
>>33681534Grand Theft Gundam? I like it! Plus if these are the ones I'm thinking of we can twist the knife in STUDY a little more.
>>33681351To mess with #4 we just need to mess with their instruments. An industrial grade magnet would suffice.
>>33681534And the Ghost Recon stuff.Apart from that, permanently destroy the first 2 or 3.
>>33681351>Take them out one or two at a time, we should't just delay them. But relying solely on offence might turn out bad, we should try to find someone who watches our back.
>>33681351first, destroy all the SEED related ones because fuck that show.we also need to consider a way for Nakazawa to avoid suspicion when we ruin everything for everyonemaybe make #7 go haywire and go on a rampage
>>33681386Either way, we seriously have to start concealing our identity on heists.
>>33681351>GN Particles and their usesDo EMP to destabilize everything>Surpassing human limits through coordinationUse TK as they try to practice/on stage>Gene Therapy done rightCall Nunotaba, get her to deal with it>Dark Matter as MagicInvite Touma. Watch as his misfortune ruins absolutely everything.>Smearing a Dead Comrade's AshesLaugh until they stop. Alternatively, tell Kaoru to deal with it.>Giant Metal Robots as Viable Weapons PlatformsLet Misaka play with her robotstoys
If possible we should steal some dark matter or one of those Robot Toasters.
>>33681751I think we should get some ridiculous mask. Bug bunny or an ass or something so out there that people who explain our appearance gets laughed at the first time.
>>33681979Why not one of these?
presidents? clowns? horror movie killers? hollow masks from bleach (or bleach related quests?)
>>33682059>"Alright sir, now what did the culprit look like?">"Twas a Koopa officer! A Koopa!"
>>33682059Heavy and restrictive. Really only usefull for riotpolice or something.>>33681979It should be something that conceals our eyes, not too many foreigners in AC.
>>33682324Don't go tarnishing the image of super heroes.
>>33682371Spider-man is a menace!
>>33682428Hey, man. Everyone already knows Jameson only does it to give Parker the kick in the pants he needs to stop moping around and get to heroing.
“We’ll have to hit several of them at once,” you noted.The rest nodded. You refrained from doing so lest Last Order lose grip.“True that but it doesn’t look like it’ll take much to disrupt many of them,” Tadakuni spoke up, “I mean, we only need to steal the papers for these ones.”The current top 5 were basically papers. There was little actual practical demonstration as everything had been recorded and put on a slide show presentation of some sort. All that was required was to steal said materials and hope the speakers weren’t good enough to ad lib without the visual support. It was a wonder how they ever scored so high, given Asuka’s position in the rankings.“Some of the practical ones look really cool though,” Sagara added, “The Robots in Disguise one had a toaster that transformed in to a coilgun.”“What about the home team?” Kyousuke weighed in, “We’re certainly not all that stealthy.”“Same as always, we don’t have the time,” you repeated.At least you had some sunglasses and a flashy leather jacket to distract people with. At worst you’d have to ditch them but it’s not like either were expensive to start with. Sagara however was probably hard to place since he’d do well both for sabotage and defence. As for Kyousuke, the best he could do was to call up some buddies to pay a visit to one of the exhibits.“I think we should steal some of the practical ones,” Sagara continued, “Fence them quick enough and they’d never be able to recover in time.”“Or we could just use them against the competition,” Nakazawa suggested, “It’d be a shame if a robot happened to go on a rampage now would it?”“We are a bad influence on you,” Tadakuni remarked.“No really?” Nakazawa returned.>Play it safe, steal from the top 5>Let’s commandeer a robot>Other (write-in)
>>33682677>Both>Both?>Both is good.
>>33682677>Let’s commandeer a robotThis is not even a choice.
>>33682677>Let’s commandeer a robotGet Kaoru distracted first, if she finds out we're all kinds of fucked.
>>33682677>Let’s commandeer a robot>Play it safe, steal from the top 5>Other (write-in)Acquire masks.
We're stealing that toaster.
>>33682677>Let’s commandeer a robotwe're not subtle >>33682324on second thought, supervillains might be more fitting
>>33682677>>Let’s commandeer a robot>Have Tadakuni steal the "Surpassing Human Limits" paperBetter than any book.
>>33682830We're stealing everything from them.
>>33682830>Steal Robot>Steal Toaster>Attach Toaster to Robot
>>33682677>Let’s commandeer a robotAs if we would do anything else.
>>33682677>Play it safe, steal from the top 5>Let’s commandeer a robotStealing sounds good, also (a little) money.And, well....robots and shit.
So what are we gonna do with our new robot? I think we should name it Kalishnikov.
>>33681751Maybe we should hire some Skill-Out thugs, to rob one or two other places at the same time. It distracts Anti-Skill a bit and the city gets someone to blame it on. We only have to conceal our abilities in front of them.
>>33683090Sorry for the double post, but I just remembered that we could meet up with them after the heist and then scam them and take their part of the money as well. I'm pretty certain that they'd be willing to rob a bank, they are a criminal organisation and that's the way they get money to buy weapons usually.
>>33683167We somewhat got a reputation as a thief by now, we should refrain from scamming people we work with, even if they are just Skill-out.Unprofessional and might keep potential clients away.
>>33683314Well, now you're right. I don't even know if they want to work with us after we betrayed some Skill-Out guys a long time ago, back in the first chapters. However, my point that they need the money for their weapons still stands and I still think it would be a good idea to hire them. (Although my idea to scam them really was greedy and maybe we can bait them into trying to scam us, so that we can scam them back. Just let them see our ability to make them angry and let them do things they'll regret.)
>>33683314>Skill outNot one gives a shit about skill out. Not even skill out half the time.
>>33683567I just noticed that we could also tell the board of directors where we would meet up after the heist, so that the hound dogs can kill/capture the thugs, but we miraculously escape. Damn there are so many ways to fuck Skill-Out.
>>33683589Like I said, this isn't about skill out. Nobody would come after us for that.Point is the scamming. You won't hire someone to steal something for you, when he might scam you.
>>33683722No one fucks Skill-Out over more than Skill-Out by just existing. They accomplish nothing and only fuck over other Level 0s by pissing off AC.
>>33683167>sorry for the double postYOU'RE FUCKING ANONYMOUSNO ONE CAN EVEN TELL
Sometimes, you think Nakazawa was the one who was bad influence, talking to you in to these things. It was time to steal a robot. Not the most subtle course of action but the lead up to it was. It wasn’t hard to grab a lab coat as a disguise to scope out the mark beforehand. The rest of your crew would just have to make do with some official shirts and caps. Approaching the stand wasn’t a problem as well. All Last Order had to do was act her usual cheerful self and the coats around the stand were more than willing to show off their creation. You suspected desperation for recognition, or paedophilia. Either way it was an impressive piece of equipment. Of course asking for a tour of the cockpit didn’t seem likely.The defences, if it could be called that, consisted of a measly USB stick carried on one of the coats. You weren’t sure which but you need to pick pocket them all to be sure. Tadakuni could do that easily enough. The next was actually controlling the damn thing. While it had a cockpit, you weren’t going to be caught sitting inside it, dead or alive. Thankfully it had a clunky remote control system. There were several laptops which were used to control it, so stealing it shouldn’t be too hard, given they tended to crowd around one half the time. You didn’t even have to touch it to take it away. The hard part was locking out the other laptops. Once you had both, you were pretty much home free to do what you pleased with the robot as long as the signals were in range.[1/2]
I think you're all complicating things needlessly. We just need to detonate 1kg of the plastic explosives and steal everything in the ensuing panic.
>>33684059I know, I just like being honest, makes me feel better. :P
>>33683796It's pretty unlikely for skill out though because everyone scams those bastards. In general though I agree.
>>33684178As for weaknesses, it looked like the team were very reliant on coffee, if any of those empty cups and mugs were anything to go by. Even if one of the laptops had been taken out by a stray spill they still didn’t move the cups away from their workstations. The other weakness was their apparent lack of surveillance technology. While the hall had its own cameras, they were mostly trained on the hallways that visitors walked through. The booths themselves needed their own cameras. If there was a blind spot in the security it would be on the ceiling. You were confident enough you could station yourself up there. On the other hand, if you took the laptop and ran, you’d have a better chance of evading any sort of pursuit though you recall Kaoru was patrolling outside.>Hit them from above>Acquisition and relocation>Other plan (write-in)
>>33684184Stop right there criminal scum.
>>33684233>Hit them from aboveisn't about time we crawled through an air duct/vent?
>>33684233>>Acquisition and relocation
>>33684233>Acquisition and relocationand>Other plan (write-in)Steal their coffee. All of it.
>>33684233>Hit them from aboveLet's try to avoid pissing off Kaoru if we can help it.
>>33684233>Hit them from abovePeople have the tendency to never look up. All we need to do is wait till they're crowded around a laptop and TK some coffee to cause some chaos allowing us to TK a laptop up quickly.
>>33684233>Hit them from aboveIs everyone in this city but us addicted to coffee? It feels like it. Even Touma is.
>>33684233>Hit them from above>You need a distraction for stealing the laptop from above, make sure LO keeps them busy.
You eyed the ceiling. There weren’t that many beams or stray protrusions but it should be enough to aid you in keeping out of sight. You’d have to keep applying your power near constantly to be able to just sit and work from up there. At least you would have a pretty great view of the robot running amok. Or just plain running, either worked. While you felt you slightly uneasy at having Last Order keep the coats occupied with her whilst you pretended to leave, she was more than enough to capture their attention. In reality you just moved out of sight to change clothes. From where you were you marvelled at how deft Tadakuni’s fingers were as Last Order pretty much held their collective attention. USB and laptop acquired, Tadakuni made a show of escorting Last Order away as the team said their goodbyes. With a little nudge here and there, the cups of coffee were overturned and the coats started to panic.Control secured, you found a secluded spot to levitate yourself up to before the USB and laptop followed. It was both easier and harder to maintain your Ability constantly. Easy because you were using a I-beam to steady yourself, hard because you weren’t exactly sitting still. You had to keep yourself aloft whilst holding on to the laptop and typing in it. At least the controls were simple enough, even if it required both hands. It took the robot booting up to get the coats to focus on it. They were panicking now, since they didn’t have a way to control it and they bet the coffee spills somehow had a hand in it. That was fine with you. Now you were going to,>Make off with the robot>Cause a bit of damageRoll 1d20 to maintain altitude
Rolled 6>>33685163>Make off with the robotLet's get away safely before we cause any chaos.
Rolled 8>>33685163>>Cause a bit of damage
Rolled 2>>33685163>Cause a bit of damagepop pop pop
Rolled 5>>33685163dice gods pls
Rolled 8>>33685163>Make off with the robot
>>33685163>>Cause a bit of damage
>>33685163>Make off with the robot
>>33685163>Make off with the robotWell whatever happens, it looks like we're gonna get seen.
>>33685197>>33685220>>33685235>>33685236>>33685252Guess we're going down.>>33685163>Cause a bit of damage
Rolled 6>>33685163>Make off with the robotFind a way to blame STUDY for this.
>>33685296What even happened to STUDY here, I can't remember.
>>33685291We should try land on the robot and ride it out
>>33685163>Cause a bit of damage
>>33685323Maybe we should stop being a bitch and get in the cockpit.
>>33685531>Get in the fucking robot Kyril
Rolled 11>>33685163>>Cause a bit of damage
Rolled 1No roll higher than an 8.>>33685197>>33685252>>33685266>>33685285>>336852961. Abscond>>33685220>>33685235>>33685262>>33685291>>336854242. AnnihilateIt's a tie it seems. Rollan.
>>33685687We be rolling, they hatin.
>>33685687Maybe they'll all fail their Spot checks?
I hope this thing has weapons active.
>>33686332I just hope we don't get caught
>>33686345The cops can't arrest you if shit's blowing up.
You were making off with the robot. Just as well, you were at the limit of your Ability just maintaining altitude. Your descent was aimed at the cockpit which you had opened remotely. Swinging yourself in once more, you closed the cockpit around you as you piloted it out the venue. You may have knocked a couple of things over but you didn’t pay much attention as you made a break for it. The weapons were offline so it wasn’t like you could level the competition. As you broke out on to the streets proper you took care to not crush vehicles as you went about trying to find a fence. You also received a call from Gage, which was kind of strange if you thought about it.“Hey kid, I heard you had a new toy according to Toulour,” he greeted, “I’ll pay good money to take it off your hands.”“How much are we talking here?” you asked.The sensors suite also started picking up aerial contacts. Traffic as well was thinning.“Several billion if you get it to me in near mint condition,” he answered.“Oh right, Anti-Skill,” you realised.“Uh-huh, I ain’t paying for a hunk of scrap,” he sent you some coordinates, “Meet me here, preferably without Anti-Skill but we can always figure something out if you don’t.”The map display was showing an Anti-Skill roadblock, several of them in fact, between you and your destination. The various zoom levels showed that they were armed with only man-portable anti-tank weapons for now. You suspect they were going to start opening up with the helos and big guns the deeper you went.>Go evasive, gotta watch the pain>Emphasis speed, can’t hit what ain’t there>Terror doctrine, you can take a few hits
>>33686464>Emphasis SpeedYeah, we gotta get out of here before the helos arrive, they'll fuck us in the ass.Honestly this wasn't a very good idea in retrospect.
>>33686464>>Go evasive, gotta watch the pain
>>33686464>Go evasive, gotta watch the pain>Emphasis speed, can’t hit what ain’t thereAin't these the same thing?
>>33686464>>Emphasis speed, can’t hit what ain’t thereWe prescribe to the Char Aznable school of fucking shit up.
>>33686464>Emphasis speed, can’t hit what ain’t thereLet's blitz it and reach the meeting site before they can bring out the big guns.
>>33686539I'm assuming evasive means we try and dodge shit.
>>33686464>Go evasive, gotta watch the pain
>>33686464>Emphasis speed, can’t hit what ain’t thereGuys, what if we jump the robot?Also if they start firing TK the rockets into each other.
>>33686464>>Emphasis speed, can’t hit what ain’t thereneed for speed mothfucker
What are we even piloting anyways? Also when did we learn to pilot mechs?
Is Kyril's TK at the level where he can rip off the hoods of cars?
Once we eventually get back to our dorms, we gotta finish off those last 3 hours of MMM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TYfFlTmcbQLets hope AS doesn't bring out their own giant robot.
>>33686464>Emphasis speed, can’t hit what ain’t there
>>33686714are the under 232.44 kg or 512 lbs?
>>33686695Academy City is 30 years ahead in technology. This includes usability practices that allow Kyril to pilot an giant robot despite just jumping in to the cockpit. Any parallels to Kira Yamato are purely coincidental.
>>33686767Well, he probably needs more force to rip them off as opposed to of simply lifting them.
>>33686777I thought AC's standard usability practice was "Here, this machine will read your mind and implant any knowledge you need."Is that happening now? If so that's kinda awesome. We Dragon Rider now.
>>33686714Depends on the material. If it's steel or aluminum, nah, unless it's got a shitty latch. If it's some polycarbonate plastic shit, maybe.We're in AC, so either way probably not, shit is made tough here.
Oh god, what if Kaoru is tailing us?
>>33686807Recall that the ACRE Assembly is basically a glorified science fair. Brain-machine interfaces are reserved for transforming jet fighters.>>33686534>>33686539>>33686548>>33686559>>33686581>>33686640Speed>>33686538>>33686539>>33686576I misspelled paint.1d20 to backflip off a highway overpass and roundhouse a helicopter if you weren't currently trying to break the speed limit, again.
>>33686867We run and deny everything.
Rolled 4>>33686911spare the eyebrows
Rolled 3>>33686911Time to make the news.
>>33686939did you bring your Peter Parker Quest bad luck here?
>>33686714He could use his TK like a crowbar and rip it upwards probably. Depending on the quality of the car.
>>33686939God damn it Wrenloft can't you roll like a normal person. Every time I see you you roll some ridiculous extreme, and it's at least 50 % ones.
>>33686939Well, that happened.In retrospect, maybe we should have read a manual of some sort first.
>>33686939God damn it Wrenloft.
several billion yen, our eyebrows, and maybe our freedom gone
>>33686994Nah. It's more fun this way.
>>33686939We're not going to see any money for the mecha, are we?
>>33686939>Trashed a high tech robot>Going to jail>Disappointed everyone we know in one way or anotherWell it's been fun guys.
>>33686939Actually how many 1s does this make now? Like 4 in a almost row.
Rolled 19Don't worry guys I"m here now.
>>33687045>>33687063Let's look on the bright side. Maybe we'll find religion in jail or something.Plus we'll make lots of contacts, assuming any of them ever make it out of that hell-pit.
>>33687063We need to eat that C4 and the detonator before the cops arrive.
>>33687075Please Bored, go easy on us. We've been good.
>>33687100I feel like our situation won't be any worse than it already is if they found us with some explosives.Hell, it's not like what you're charged with actually matters in this city anyways.Let's just hope our alliance with Oyafune means something. Though her and her backers might just give up on us for fucking up so bad.
>>33687132Actually I was thinking about escaping rather than disposing of evidence. We might be able to TK the stuff out of our stomach if we put it in a container.
>>33687194Why not just leave it in the robot, escape, and set it off, destroying the robot? Assuming the cops don't get us.
>>33686939I didn't know this was Kamijou Touma Quest.
>>33687336Obviously in this timeline, Touya's plan was a complete success, and Touma's luck was transferred to us.
>>33687371Shit, is that Unlucky Star fan art? That story ever update?
Rolled 14>A few billion yen>Over 20 million USD>All goneGone. ;_;
You were going to go fast. Like, real fast. If you went fast, nothing could touch you. If the SR-71 Blackbird could do it, then so could you. The speedo reported speeds in excess of the law and safety operating procedure. Still you pushed onwards. Unfortunately, this giant metal robot wasn’t an SR-71. You think one of the missiles struck a hip joint and cleaved clean through. That would explain the tumble and crash as several tonnes of moving robot came to a stop. You must have hit your head hard if the world didn’t stop spinning. The interior was flashing red before finally becoming white as you were dragged out by a pair of strong hands.What was worse than getting arrested by homeroom teacher? Getting arrested by three of them at once. There went your payday. The last thought that crossed your mind before you got tossed in the paddy wagon was maybe stealing the robot was honestly a bad idea.Episode 55 End. We have time for interludes.>The Hidden Dragon>Two Way Street
>>33687521>>The Hidden Dragon
>>33687521>>The Hidden DragonTeacher?
>>33687521>Two Way StreetHaha. That old bat can't do shit to us now.
>>33687521;_;>Two Way Street
>>33687521Maybe I shouldn't have suggested stealing the robot in the first place...>The Hidden Dragon
>>33687521Man, we are the worst role model for Last Order. Also a terrible onii-chan.
>>33687521>The last thought that crossed your mind before you got tossed in the paddy wagon was maybe stealing the robot was honestly a bad idea.If only Kyril knew he had the dice gods misfavor.
>>33687553Considering we did this job without Oyafune's input...and fucked it up majorly...well, we may have just lost any 'protection' we had.
>>33687553>Implying the board of directors gives asingle shit about usWe're fucked.
>>33687458It is and it hasn't, unfortunately.
>>33687594This is the kind of crisis you really can't foresee. It's great and I'm super looking forward to the next episoe.
>>33687521>Two Way StreetI'm not sure what this will be, but I want to find out.
>>33687627I mean, really.>Oh look, a Level 3 Dumbass just got himself arrested crashing a mech into a building. Want to bail him out gu-Oh god, I can't even say it with a straight face. Someone get me more babies to eat.
>>33687521>>Two Way Street
>>33687521>Two Way Street
>>33687684I just hope we don't end up dead in a ditch.
>>33687684We've got other parties that might help us out. Wouldn't it be amusing if Asuka got her her family to break us out?I'm honestly not sure how she'd react to this.
>>33687627>>33687621I was saying that chick can't manipulate a dude who is in jail, not that she would get us out of jail.
>>33687755I mean, the Board of Directors owns the jail, so I guess she could. Not that she has any reason to.
all because of a nat one...
This is it, guys. The event that pushes Kyril onto the straight and narrow for good.
>roll 1d20 not to drop the soap
Rolled 16>>33687901What's the DC?
>>33687891You'd love that, wouldn't you?
>>33687891>implying we aren't gonna Jailbreak.
>>33687891There's always one of these faggots
>>33687901>Nat 1>Not only do we drop the soap, but we TK every bar of soap in the prison to us
>>33687891I doubt getting arrested has led anyone, ever, to pull a complete reversal become the exact opposite of who they are.
>>33687980Kyril has so many friends and family who will be disappointed with this. That's what'll turn him around, not the jail.
>>33687891fluffbringer pls go
>>33687960I don't know man. Awaki can freaking teleport, and she still thought there's no way she could rescue her friends in jail and get them out of the city before AC fucked them up.Our best bet is to try and get the city to use us, since they sometimes release criminals who agree to work for them for, well, forever.
>>33688011>and familyHahaha... Right.
>>33687891I never wanted the life of crime in the first place. Too bad I missed that vote/thread.
Rolled 19>>33687901Maybe we can get some help...
>>33688022AC already owns our ass. either they release us or we rot.
>>33687539>>33687551>>33687584Teacher's Misadventures in Israel>>33687553>>33687571>>33687670>>33687705>>33687730>>33687745Feelings aren't vectors
>>33688050I don't think that would be a very good idea.
>>33688011He has a terrorist. A fossil that throws satellites at schools. A clone of a terrorist. A murderous girlfriend. A criminal gang. A murderous homunculus. A fence. An arms dealer. These are his connections.
>>33688080They have both a magnitude and a direction. They are vectors.
>>33688080>Feelings aren't vectorsYES!
>>33687670Accel's name in moonrunes is "One Way Road" or something.He's hanging out with a r63 version of himself. Take a guess.
>>33688118Is Kaoru on there? I can't tell if Kaoru is on there.
>>33688121Measure Heart supposedly could work on Accelerator. It'd probably send him into a murderous rage, but that's besides the point.
>>33688050>implying Esper Quest QM actually wants to run his questAll he wants to do is talk to Bored and Decu on twitter.
>>33688158She isn't, but unlike the rest of the list, she doesn't entirely view us favorably. Rather, she's pretty disappointed in us, but she's willing to continue being our friend because we're a useful connection to have.
Shit what are we going to do about LO?
>>33688171Measure Heart is one of the more interesting powers in the series, and she's probably got more common sense than anyone else. I wish she got more screentime.
I'm not afraid of prison. We have something much worse to be afraid of.
You are Suzushina Yuriko, Level 0 and you hate your life. Most of it had to with your appearance however. It couldn’t be helped that your hair was white and your skin was pale. Those two features of your appearance, and more, matched those of a certain first ranked Level 5. For the bird-brained thugs of Academy City that was more than reason enough for them. This has never happened before though. You had enjoyed a relatively peaceful time the City of Science. Like many other children before you, you had come here in hopes of having a special ability, a super power, something that you could only dream of. It was such a shame that you were found to be a Level 0 but you kept your chin up. You swore you’d never let it get you down. Life seemed to have a different opinion however.The first time it happened you did know why, but you remember the when. It was after the night of August 21. You were accosted by thugs. It was kind of normal though. In your time many have tried to pick you up. Unfortunately, these guys didn’t take no for an answer. In fact, they weren’t even there to pick you up in the first place. It was after the first punch floored you that they started laughing. At least you didn’t suffer any indignities. It wasn’t the first time, and somehow, you knew it wouldn’t be the last. However, that changed when you met him. He was the source of all your pain, the source of all your suffering, the reason a normal, Level 0 high school girl was beaten half to death nearly every day was him. His name was Accelerator. He happened upon you in the middle of a beating. Then he took the thugs to town. It would have been like a fairy tale. The look on his face told you all you needed to know. It wasn’t the face of prince charming but a damned blackguard. They were shown no mercy and some part of you savoured their screaming. It didn’t change that the Accelerator was the cause of all your pain and torment though.[1/2]
>>33688269Touma can take care of her until we presumably get out at some point. They get along well enough in canon.
>>33688301That was why you hated him. You had told him so and he replied in kind. It made you loathe yourself even more when you followed him home. He wasn’t going to protect you, not directly anyway. You were going to hide in his shadow. He cast a big shadow. While you couldn’t and didn’t want to rely on him forever, the other option was less than pleasant. That was why you awoke in his bathroom and inside a ruined apartment that he claimed was his. If anything was still functioning, it would be the stove. Funnily enough there were still some ingredients left behind despite the broken refrigerator. Accelerator was still asleep on his ruined bed.>Make breakfast for yourself>Make breakfast for the both of you
>>33688316Touma is on a vacation. He can't do jack.
>>33688333>Make breakfast for the both of youspit in his food
>>33688333>>Make breakfast for the both of you
>>33688333>>Make breakfast for yourselfFuck that guy.
>>33688333>>Make breakfast for the both of you >>But eat his serving.
>>33688343He'll be back tomorrow, she won't starve. Presumably there's some sort of food in our apartment.
>>33688333>>Make breakfast for the both of youOperation "Street Shadow" is a go!
>>33688333>Make breakfast for the both of you
>>33688333>Make breakfast for yourselfI'm also for any option where we fuck with his serving.
>>33688360>Spit in the food>Accel looks at it>Touches it>The spit separates out and goes flying>It hits Yuriko in the face
>>33688333>Make breakfast for the both of youBut eat his half right in front of him!
>>33688461>He now has to head to dead nigger storage.
>>33688257I needed to hear it, really.The 'git gud' part, that is.>>33688333>Make breakfast for the both of youWhat kinda weirdo spends the night and cooks breakfast with the host's ingredients and DOESN'T make enough for all involved?
>>33688543You don't need to git gud so much as stop being a slut puppy.
>>33688543You're not a very good rival if you don't run.
>>33688543Just run when you say you're going to. Or work out a schedule or something. I don't care that you want to float around twitter like a flamboyant moth, but I at least want to see "oh by the way thread ____" and not immediately have it followed up with "jk lol I was sick" and replies to everything Decu posts.
>>33688543If you aren't telling yourself to git gud every day, you aren't living your life correctly.
What do you think the bail will be set at? Assuming we can get out on bail.
>>33688736Hopefully no bail. I want to see some Consequences.
>>33688736I don't think the AC legal system works that way. Everyone is either a student or an employee, so it'll be a disciplinary thing.
Good thing we got that insurance!
>>33688786We don't got shit. We gonna die cold and alone in a soundproof room.
>>33688736We didn't do anything too terrible this time, did we?Bail's probably an option.>>33688637>>33688690>>33688707>>33688693>Slut puppy>flamboyant moth>jk lol I was sickIn my defense, I get sick a lot.
>>33688786I just hope the "Premiums" don't go up drastically.
>>33688822It's not as if we didn't sell our soul to AC anyway.
>>33688820We stole a mech bristling with weapons, resisted arrest, and charged a police roadblock.
>>33688865See, it sounds a lot worse when you put it that way.
>>33688865We just need a good lawyer
>>33688865Okay, how about we try to bribe the guys who we stole the mecha from and make them tell some story about how some mechanical failure alarmed the police when we went on a test ride with the mecha.
AC Suicide Squad her we come.
>>33688935Could work. Though unfortunately, they probably already called the cops and told them what we did. They'll have their statement taken down and shit before we're even conscious.
>>33688958We might be able to meet the hounds of the city again, and that's always a plus. They have the nicest toys.
>>33688958But which one? Probably not SCHOOL, since they have a TK guy already, and he's stronger than us to boot.Maybe MEMBER or BLOCK?
>>33688820If you don't want me calling you a flamboyant moth, then stop acting like a flamboyant moth.
>>33689025Aren't we already a member of a Dark Side organization? Toulour's handler might kick up a fuss if they try to reassign us.
Oh what the hell, it wasn’t like you could finish it all yourself anyway. You weren’t doing it out of gratitude. He probably needed it anyway. It’s not like you were doing this out of the goodness of your heart. You couldn’t thrash thugs on an empty stomach. Well you couldn’t thrash thugs, period, but still. The thought of petty revenge did arise, such as spitting in his rice but then again that was a waste of good food. Instead you made him a smaller portion than yours. Not that he noticed or anything. You were finished by the time he woke up. All this elicited no more than a raised eyebrow. You turned away with a huff.Hmph.You were going to use him. This you knew, this you decided, this you swore. There wasn’t any need for pleasantries. Neither of you needed them and that was just fine. Some may construe such a relationship as unhealthy but they weren’t victims of violence just because they looked like someone. All you had to do was stay near him. Even with the two of you, thugs would go out of their way to stop him. He gave them once glance, then usually another at his hands before the blood started flowing. This repeated, once, twice, three times before people started noticing the blood on your clothes, and the bruises you tried to hide. Then they gave the two of you wide berth.“So I guess even you can be useful huh?” he muttered>Don’t give him the satisfaction>Maybe this was an olive branch
>>33689060>Don’t give him the satisfactiontsun first
>>33689060>>Don’t give him the satisfactionI don't want to make nice with him.
>>33689060>>Maybe this was an olive branch
>>33689060>Maybe this was an olive branchIf it keeps him working for us, I suppose we ought to take what we can get.
>>33689036I'm less frustrated and more confused.>>33689060>Maybe this was an olive branchI'm not sure what action this might entail, but it seems like a good sentiment to have.
>>33689054I don't really think that's likely. Shit only flows downhill in this city, kicking up a fuss ain't worth us.
>>33689117>I'm not sure what action this might entail, but it seems like a good sentiment to have.It entails you guys being goddamn diplomancers again.
>>33689060>Maybe this was an olive branchI don't even know why I'm voting for this, but it's 5 AM and I'm tired.
>>33689060>Maybe this was an olive branch
>>33689117>I'm less frustrated and more confused.You flap and float around, getting in everyone's face and being highly visible without actually doing anything for the most part.
>>33689142Oh anon if I could I'd go on until 8 but the thread just hit autosage. I'll try writing faster.
>>33689147Oh, okay.I was going with a policy of 'do 1-4 twitter things a day to let people know I'm still alive'.If that's too much, I'll be glad to tone it down. I remember a few QMs just suddenly stopping and I mean to avoid that.
>>33689060>Don’t give him the satisfactionLet's see how long until he ends her.
>>33689265I wouldn't care about you doing a lot of twitter things if you didn't do such an awful job of scheduling and cancel most of the sessions you do say are going to happen. As it is, it looks less like you want to QM and more like you want to whore for attention.
“Same here,” you replied.It wasn’t exactly a friendly tone but communicating was a start. He snorted and continued on his way. You needed to establish rapport. Slowly but surely you were going to worm your way in to a more permanent position. You hated that you needed his protection at all, why all this was necessary.After that little exchange, the both of you went shopping. Well, it was more like he entered a convenience store and you just followed him in. It was kinda creepy to be honest but the clerk didn’t give either one of you trouble. Accelerator zeroed in on the canned coffee. It was his favourite, if the cans around his apartment were any indication. It probably wasn’t good for his health. No wonder he was all skin and bones. You almost swat it out of his hands. If such a thing were possible, you might as well have. Instead you hung around the actual produce section, hoping he’d take a hint. Then you remembered his fridge was broken. It wasn’t like you were going to cook him dinner were you? Not likely, given that he was loading up on some instant noodles.As the sun set, you were getting tired of following him around. The thought of killing someone for a nice shower and a warm bed seemed tempting but it only served to remind you that you were powerless. It reminded you of why you were following the Accelerator around in the first place.You bumped in to him as he stopped abruptly. Then he turned around.“Why the fuck are you following me around?”>”I’m not following you around.”>”What do you think idiot?”
>>33689517>”What do you think idiot?”Totally not a stalker.
>>33689517>”What do you think idiot?”a shark and that thing hangs on it and eats bugs
>>33689517>”What do you think idiot?”This can only end well.
>>33689517>>”I’m not following you around.”
>>33689517>”What do you think idiot?”
>>33689517>>”What do you think idiot?”
>>33689517>>”What do you think idiot?”The other option is, 'get beaten to a pulp and die', obviously following some power-crazy asshole is preferable.
"How fast was I going Yomikawa sensei?"
>>33689670"Your speed?" she asked, "You could say that you went,"She picked up your aviators and put them on."Illegally fast."
Maybe we'll get busted out by Mama Torikov?
>>33689868She's dead jim.
>>33689926she got better
“What do you think?”He seemed confused at being given a question as a reply.“Idiot,” you added for good measure.Honestly, you could do with a little less hostility. Then again you still hated him and he knew it. A change of tone probably wasn’t worth the effort. If he killed you then and there it probably would have solved all your problems. Granted you’d be dead but if that was the price then it seemed tempting. He raised a hand. You drew back. If he was going to kill you then it was probably better than being beaten to death by some random thug. At least this way you’d go through what you dared not inflict on yourself. He had other ideas though. How else could you explain what happened next?Instead of lashing out at you, he grew silent, contemplative even. Then he turned around and kept walking. You had no choice but to keep following him then. Always following, always relying on him. You loved life once. Now you just followed around the biggest, baddest beast in Academy City just so you could live through the day unmolested. You hated your life.Interlude End. Let us resume next week, because I try not to fritter on twitter, follow me.https://twitter.com/BoredofDirectorThe Jailbird. The next thread could be our last. Will you die trying? When writefag and /tg/ meet, the story begins.I'm still around for questions.
>>33689954Could we have successfully stolen the mech?
>>33689954>The next thread could be our last. Will you die trying?But, but... I don't want us to die. :(
>>33689954We're gonna try escaping right after we get to jail? That seems...dangerous. And a little stupid.Though I guess if we sit there too long we'll miss alot of events. It's not like canon stuff needs us around though.
>>33689954>The next thread could be our last. Will you die trying?
>>33689954How bad is everything fucked up?archived and thanks for running.
>>33689954Are we really at risk of ending everything now? We really are gonna have to call in everybody, aren't we...
No matter what happens shit is going to blow up, and that's just great.
>>33689954>Kyril can hold his soap with TK, unless it's one of those fancy prisons with the anti-psychic stuff.A Certain Prison Kingpin Quest when?
>>33690073There's only one prison in Academy City. And it's got all the anti-Esper shit.
Is that one lady gonna bail us out? i thought thats what we signed up with her for.
>>33690001Death is but the beginning of the next great adventure.>>33690009The choice is as always, yours to make.>>33690011Nothing big. Perspective is a funny thing.>>33690024The end of ACACQ is a real possibility.>>33690107Oh she has things to say to you, don't doubt that.
>>33690107Couple problems though. 1.She didn't give us this job. That wouldn't be a problem, except 2. We fucked it up and showed some supreme incompetence here.She doesn't actually have any real power. And her backers aren't going to want anything to do with us after this.I mean I guess it's possible they could still bail us out. But they'll own our asses even more than they already did, and we'll probably have to go full Dark Side.
>>33690153So in other words call absolutely everyone, cut completely loose, hold nothing back. Got it, they'll never know what hit them!
Yeaaah. No trying to escape, please. I don't want this to become Fugitive Esper Quest.
>>33690107IDK about "bail" but I don't think a level 3 telekinetic with some experience will sit there rotting in the Reformatory for long.
>>33690192I think A Certain Runaway Esper Quest has a nice acronym, don't you?
>>33690185We're not involving anyone. Their asses can stay out of jail if they don't acknowledge helping us.
>>33690206Level 2. We never participated in the next system scan to let them know that we got better.
>>33690228I dunno, the Q at the end kinda makes it sound like you're choking and dying when you say it.
>>33690192There are alot of logical problems with us trying to run away too.For one, we'd have to leave LO behind, because if we tried to take her with us, Christ we're so fucked beyond comprehension that Jesus himself will raise his hands and say "Nah, you got yourself into this one buddy."I mean we're already fucked, but that would just be the last straw in the basket of fucked over.
>>33690235I work under the assumption that AC higher ups know everything about us.
>>33690228ACRE Quest? I don't get it.
>>33690268Telekinetic farming ho!
>>33690268>>33690273I'm starting to hate that word...
>>33690268I'm all for being a telekinetic land owner.
>>33690284More like being Teacher's sidekick and going on adventures.That honestly doesn't sound bad. I'd rather be in Academy City, but it's a nice consolation prize.
>>33690296Are you sure you want to buy the farm?
>>33690273The thing we just failed to steal the robot from? It's called the ACRE assembly.
>>33690324can we just fake purchasing a farm?
>>33690324Large plots of land are necessary when you want to plow and sow seeds.Buying the farm is a necessity.
>>33690324We should start Academy Citys first farm.
>>33690373We could sharecrop.
>>33690396It's like you don't want to relax on the veranda and enjoy being a land owner.
>>33690296>>33690324>>33690356>>33690373>>33690388>>33690396I make one pun, and suddenly, farming.
>>33690432Talk about killing a joke.
>>33690420What is a veranda, anyways? Is it like a patio?
>>33690463We gotta kill the joke to fertilize the field. That or let it shit up the place.
>>33690489Now you're just beating a dead horse.In other news, my Electronic playlist just looped, marking 9 hours and 55 minutes of non-stop questing. I'm off.
>>33690548Night bored, thanks for running!
>>33690548night i look forward to teh next instalment
So how do we break up with the Lady Kudou? Since I doubt she'd be up for what will eventually follow the jail break attempt.
>>33690645I feel like the jailbreak itself is kind of a shitty idea.Spending some time in jail isn't the worst thing in the world, and AC will probably spring us eventually and put us on some team.Prison Arc could be alot of fun actually.
>>33690645We don't break out of jail. That "Will you die trying?" bit of the blurb wasn't for show.Especially not with our dice performance lately.
>>33690645Nah, she digs violence.