You are Giles, Master Thief, tailor extraordinaire, and professional pretty-okay brother.Your job has taken another interesting turn, as you’ve now gone from house guest to escort.After making sure that Melissa was functioning well enough for the day, you met with Kuma and went over your plans.Now that the assassins are at work, things should start to get a bit more interesting.That is not to say that things are particularly boring. As after spending a long time training Selene in the fine art of fighting dirty, Laura took you to a quiet room and told her that she knows what you are.Not only does it not bother her that you’re a devil, but she actually told you she loves you for it. Sadly, you had to turn her advances away…Hopefully she doesn't hold that against you.The fires of war rise and dance on the whim of a Devil. Will you extinguish them before they spread, or let them grow into a conflagration to consume the world? >Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=On%20a%20Devil%27s%20Whim>QM Twitter: https://twitter.com/SmileytheQM
You lumber on back to your room. It’s not a long way from Laura’s, but it certainly feels that way.She knows that you’re a devil… She knows that you’re a devil, and you rejected her.Gods, you hope she isn't the type to spill that out of spite. You’re pretty sure she won’t, but the worst case scenario is that she does and you’re forced back into the wind.That might not be so bad. You’d miss your sister and Selene, but you wouldn’t have to deal with all these tiresome people anymore…But then it would just be you, all alone again. The thought of it doesn’t appeal to you.You get to your room and reach for the door as your stomach lets out a loooong growl. That’s another thing that’s changed. In the week since you took up your cover at the palace, you think you’ve eaten more than you usually eat in a month…Fortunately, you’ve had tons of exercise to keep in shape… Exercise, blood loss, and a lot of stress. Sure fire way to keep yourself in shape.Despite how much you used to eat, the fact that your stomach has demands cannot be ignored…>[ ] Head to the dining hall>[ ] Your stomach can wait>[ ] Other
>>39715854>[ ] Head to the dining hall
You pull your hand away from the knob. As tired as you are, your stomach has demands that must be met.You miss the days when you could ignore its protests. But that may just be because you’re a cheapskate, and food costs money.The dining hall is not far from your room, so it doesn’t take long to get there. When you arrive, you’re met with the sight of Marcy and Selene eating.You aren’t surprised by Marcy eating, but the window for catching Selene in the act is very short. They must have just put the food down in front of her.When you enter, Marcy looks up. “Back already?” She asks. “What did Laura want to talk about?”“Uhh…” You say.“Damn, you look tired. It wasn’t something bad was it?” She asks.>[ ] “It was nothing”>[ ] Tell Selene that Laura probably needs a hug>[ ] Tell them that she confessed>[ ] Other
>>39716286>[ ] Tell Selene that Laura probably needs a hug
“Can’t say. It’s a little private, but-“ You say.Then you wait for the grand total of five or so seconds while Selene finishes devouring the last of her dinner.“Oh, hi Giles!” She says, finally looking up from her meal.“-Laura probably needs a hug right now” You finish, patting her on the head.Selene tilts her head. “Why?” She asks.“Because she is sad right now” You say.She pouts. “Did you hurt m-… did you hurt Laura.” She asks.You sigh. “Maybe…”Selene smiles. “Then you hafta ‘pologize~!” She says.“I will later. I don’t think she wants to see me now.” You say. “But you feel free to run along and cheer her up, okay?” You ask.Selene nods in determination and hops off her chair. Then she runs out of the room.“Lady troubles?” Marcy asks.>[ ] You have no idea>[ ] Change the subject>[ ] Other
>>39716554>[ ] You have no idea
“You have no idea” You say.Marcy chuckles. “Well, that’s what happens when you’re good looking and charming” She says.“Ugh, don’t tell me that you-““Oh gods no” She says. “I just said you’re good looking, jeez.”You smile. “So you’re not interested?” You say.Marcy flicks you in the forehead. “Not in the slightest. Not only would that…” She looks around and leans in to whisper. “blow my entire façade… but damn dude, the competition over you is fierce”“Tell me about it” You say.“If you want, I could give you some tips” She says. “I’ve had to keep my fair share of girls back with a ten foot pole”“Really? You?” You ask.“I’m good looking, and talented. I know that Eleanor likes me right now, and that is something I intend to deal with soon. If you need a hand, just ask” She says.>[ ] Ask her for help>[ ] You can deal with this on your own>[ ] Other
>>39716937>[ ] You can deal with this on your own
>>39716937>Ask her for help
>>39716937>[ ] Ask her for help
>>39716937>>[ ] Ask her for help
>>39717060[Suspicion of samefagging intensifies]
>>39717075I didn't I mean I know you have no right to believe me but I didn't. Just a shitty copy paste and I'm too tired to care.
>>39717224The fact that all 3 votes asking for help were slightly different is what made me suspicious
“Alright” You say.“Alright what?” She asks. Marcy smiles. She knows damn well what you want, she just wants to hear you say it.“Alright, I need help” You say.Marcy’s smile widens. “Well alright then.” She says.Your conversation is cut off by a servant brining Marcy a mug of tea and taking your order for supper.“Rule number one-“ She says, taking a sip of her tea. “Be honest from the beginning. And if not the beginning, then as soon as you know what’s going on”“Like you’ve been with Eleanor?” You ask. “Been procrastinating a bit there, eh?”“Other things have taken precedence” She says. “My original plan was to break it to her gently the morning after the party, but well… I had other things going on”“So how do I go about that?” You ask.“Well, it’s a bit different for me. I want to remain unattached, because getting attached mean… you know…” She says.“Secrets that must remain secret, gotcha” You say.“Exactly.” She says, sipping her tea once more. “But I guess it’s the same for you.”“How so?” You ask.“Figure out what you want, and then be honest about what it is” She says.“That’s… easier said than done” You say.“No it’s not. It only seems hard. You just have to ask yourself” She says.“Ask myself what?” You ask.“What do you want?”>[ ] I want Melissa>[ ] I want nothing to do with any of this>[ ] Other
>This is the big Melissa vote by the way. Vote accordingly
>>39717280>[ ] Other"I want you Marcy" Sorry I couldn't help myself.
>>39717280>[ ] I want Melissa"But I still don't want to feel like I'm replacing (Giles dead friend)"
>>39717280>[ ] I want nothing to do with any of thisUnattached giles is best giles
>>39717280>[ ] I want Melissa
>>39717280I'm going to change mine from >>39717323to >>39717342
>>39717295Don't let this vote go for too long. Samefagging is guaranteed
You think long and hard about that question, until the answer finally makes itself apparent.She’s been with you the longest. Out of every living person, she knows you the best. And gods be damned has she ever gotten pretty.“That’s a good look. I take it you’ve got your answer?” Marcy asks.You nod.“Good” She says, downing the rest of her tea. “If it doesn’t go well, just knock. If you really need to, I’m willing to share my room”“What?” You ask.“It’s Melissa right?” She asks.“Well… yeah, but-““Melissa who is quick to anger and has already given you the boot once.” She says.“That’s… true” You say.Marcy slaps you on the back. “If it doesn’t go well, just come over. If it does, try to keep it down.” She says, winking before turning to walk away.When Marcy leaves, the servant with your food comes back in. You do your best to channel Selene and eat it as quickly as you possibly can.Then it’s off to find Melissa…>[ ] Look in your room.>[ ] Ask around>[ ] Other
>>39717599>[ ] Look in your room.
>>39717599>[ ] Ask around
>>39717599>[ ] Look in your roomHope Laura doesn't do anything stupid like last time, tying us up and trying to rape us.
And then the waifufags won. Well, what a ride.
>>39717794>calling people waifufags in a waifu-centric questyou're an idiot
>>39717808I'm just glad to be getting this shit out of the way so we can focus on more important things.Like the fact that Cassandra is coming. And she is fucking scary
>>39717808I was under the impression it was a "Save the Kingdom, but Most Importantly, the Loli" kind of quest. Then the shitty romance subplot got overblown (who fucking knew?), and now here we are.
>>39717808>waifu-centricIt wasn't at first, faglord.
You wipe your face and stand up. Chances are that she’s still hurting from last night, so you’ll probably find her in your room.So to your room is where you go…You walk briskly down the hall, up the stairs, and around to your room and throw the doors open.“AHH! Giles what the hell!” She screams. Melissa is sitting on the bed, completely naked. She quickly scrambles to pull the blankets up to cover herself.She must’ve been changing. Yes. You’re going with that.“Melissa, were you-““Giles, shut up” She says, burying her face in her hands.“You seemed oddly focused on-““Please shut up” She says. “Or get out. Or both”You sigh. All of that can wait until you’ve said your piece…>[ ] Tell her>[ ] Kiss her>[ ] Other
>>39717979>[ ] Tell herAnd then she's actually fucking someone we've been travelling with. That would be deliciously realistic.
>>39717979>[ ] Tell her
>>39717979>[ ] Tell herYou would think that giles would learn to knock
>>39717979>>39718005>Run away.Lie on the floor. Try not to cry. Cry a lot?
>>39718005>deliciously realisticAnd that's why it won't happen. Anon's are too sensitive.
>>39718005You have a pretty pessimistic view of real women anon
“I will, but not yet” You say.“Why the hell not?” She asks.“I have something to tell you” You say.Melissa looks up from her hands. “W-what might that be?” She asks.You walk over to her on the bed and put a hand on her shoulder. “I… I kinda… I guess I… like… you…?” You say.Fuck. You were going to be so much cooler than this in your head. You were gonna bust in and confess your feelings and she would be so blown away by the force of your confession that she’d be unable to resist you…That ended right about the time when you busted in…Melissa tries her best to keep a straight face, but her composure quickly collapses and she breaks down laughing.“H-hey, come on. That isn't how you react to something like that” You say.“I can’t help it Giles!” She says between bouts of laughter. “That was so LAME!”>[1/2]
>>39718231Why is Giles so fucking timid? Even if this is unfamiliar territory, he's a grown man acting like a teenager.Maybe Melissa was the right choice. Maybe she'll beat the faggot out of him.
>>39718257Giles is a teenager
>>39718257Yeah Gilles is actually...17? I think.
>>39718257I wasn't even that beta when I was 17
>>39718257Don't forget he's been completely antisocial since he was like 12
>>39718268>>39718314Sorry, it's just when I think teenager, I think thirteen to fourteen in most cases.And I thought he was older.
Then she gets up onto her knees and kisses you.“But that’s you, isn't it?” She asks.“Buh” You say.“I always dreamed about knights in shining armor, tall and dark and mysterious.” She says, kissing you again.“But when there was finally a moment for one of those guys to show up, I got you instead.” She says. “You were awkward, and scrawny, and short, and none of the things that I expected. But you were there.”You blink a few times, trying to wrap your head around what’s happening.“And even though you grew up and filled out” She says, walking a pair of fingers up your chest. “You’re still Giles, and I’ve always loved you for that”“Well, I mean… wait what?” You say. “C-could you repeat that last part?”“I’ve always loved you for that?” She says.“You mean… even before…”She smiles sadly and nods.“I thought that you… and Klaus…”“No… we weren’t. It’s always been you” She says.You blink a few more times.>Anything to say?
>>39718387wunt som fug bb?
>>39718387>Well, don't I feel stupid
>>39718387Kiss her.This would be the first time giles has intentionally kissed someone in the quest. The waifus are very aggressive
>>39718387I love you too
>>39718387You don't mind I want to fuck Marcy though, right?
>>39718387Fuck you guy who said it was delusional for thinking she always loved Giles.
>>39718387So nothing happened between you and Klaus?
>just get rejected>person who rejected me confesses to the person they like 5 minutes later and is reciprocatedGet rekt Laura
>>39718551Dude he was like 12 when he died
A thousand questions that you want to ask her loom around in your head, along with a thousand things you want to tell her.But those can wait.You hold her by the chin, and kiss her.Melissa responds by wrapping her arms around your neck and deepening the kiss while she pulls you down to the bed.After a few minutes, you pull away. The blankets have dropped off, leaving Melissa completely naked.“I hope you’re not done already” She says.“No, just… uhh…” You stumble for words. “What exactly were you doing when I came in?” Melissa smiles seductively. “You really wanna know?” She asks.>[ ] Yes>[ ] No
>>39718759>[ ] Yes
>>39718759>[ ] Yes[Curiosity intensifies]
“Yes” You say.Her smile widens and she takes your hand, placing it gently on her neck and slowly drawing it down.From her collarbone, to her breasts, to her stomach, and to her… place…Her place that is very warm, and very… wet…“This is what I was doing” She says. “I was going to finish up alone, but I suppose if some dashing young man wanted to give me a hand…”You lean back down and kiss her again, then pull back and throw away your cloak and your shirt.“Whoa, whoa! I wasn’t talking about you!” She says.You look at her in surprise. “Well, I guess I’ll take my leave then” You say, picking up your discarded clothes and making for the door.You get half way before Melissa tackles you to the ground, and flips you over.“Okay, you win that one” She says.“I thought I woul- mmph” You almost finish your sentence when your mouth suddenly finds that it has better things to do.Melissa pulls away after a very long time, leaving a trail of saliva between your mouths.“Are you sure you’re ready for this?” She asks.“Probably not” You say, completely straight faced. “But don’t think that will stop me.”You punctuate the end of that with a wry grin, and you both start to giggle.The giggling turns to full blown laughter.The laughter turns to contented hums.The contented hums become moans of pleasure.Needless to say, you don’t end up getting too much sleep.>[1/2]
>>39719151>inb4 laura heard it happening and decides to brutally dismember and murder melissa
>>39719200>inb4 Selene was being sneaky and following you undetected.
I demand smut
You wake up the next morning, still on the floor. You never did end up bothering to get to the bed last night…The most you did before you both crashed was grab a blanket, and even that was done in a half assed fashion.Melissa is right where you left her, snuggled up under the blanket with her legs wrapped around one of yours and her arm draped across your chest.You kiss her on cheek, and she stirs. “mmmmmm-mmm… morning Giles…” She says.“Good morning.” You say.She opens her eyes and blinks a few times as she gets used to the light. “Why are we on the floor?” She asks.“Don’t ask me. You’re the one who did the tackling” You say.She blinks a few more times in confusion, but the realization slowly comes to her. When it hits her, sits up and kisses you.That wasn’t the reaction you were expecting… You thought she’d get all flustered.“Come on, get dressed” She says, hopping up and searching for her clothes.You lever yourself up and find that you’re pretty sore…>[ ] Ask what she’s doing today>[ ] Ask why she never told you how she felt>[ ] Ask how you’re going to break this news to everyone else>[ ] Other
>>39719416>[ ] Ask how you’re going to break this news to everyone else>[ ] Ask what she’s doing today
>>39719416>[ ] Ask what she’s doing today>[ ] Ask how you’re going to break this news to everyone else
>>39719451>>39719453>>39719470Why break the news? It's need to know.
>>39719416>[ ] Ask why she never told you how she felt>[ ] Ask how you’re going to break this news to everyone else
“So what’s the plan for today?” You ask, leaning back on your arms and admiring Melissa’s pale form as she moves around the room looking for her dress.“More boring stuff, but less than there was yesterday.” She says, before shooting you a glare. “So are you gonna stare all day, or help me find my clothes?”You stand up and walk over to her, giving her a kiss on the lips. “I think I'll stare all day” You say.She returns your affections tenfold, but stops after a few seconds. “Not now.” She says. “Dress. Find. Go. Once this is all over with, you’ll have plenty of time to stare”You kiss her one last time before going about helping her find clothes.You find your shirt and your cloak next to the bed where you put them down. Your other clothes are strewn about the room, you didn’t really care where those went once they started coming off.You had other things to focus on at the time.Melissa’s finally finds her dress under the blankets where the two of you were sleeping. You vaguely remember it being on the bed when you came in, so that explains that.>[1/2]
You turn around and start dressing, when Melissa shrieks behind you.“Oh gods, Giles what happened?” She asks.“What happened where?” You ask.“There are claw marks on your back!” She says.“That was you” You say.“What? I think I’d remember something like that” She says.“You were preoccupied.” You say, pulling your pants up.“Preoccupied with wha-“ She stops talking when she remembers, and her face turns beet red. “Oh… heh heh. Sorry”“That’s okay. Just don’t make a habit out of it” You say as you put your shirt on. “Or do. It was pretty good at the time. Hurts like hell now, though.”Melissa, now fully dressed, walks up and kisses you. “I’m going down to the bathrooms to wash up. I’ll meet you in the dining hall” She says.“Wait, before you go.” You say. “How are we going to break this to everyone?”“What, the fact that we’re…” She says. “Not yet. We’ll think about that later, okay?”“Gotcha” You say, kissing her again before she turns to leave.Now then, time to->[ ] Head to the dining hall>[ ] Go see __________>[ ] Go wash up yourself>[ ] Other
>>39719815>>[ ] Go wash up yourself
>>39719815>Go wash up yourself
>>39719815>[ ] Go wash up yourselfWash the stank out>[ ] Head to the dining hall
>>39719815>[ ] Go wash up yourselfI'd rather not smell like sweaty sex
You finish dressing and head down to the baths yourself.When you arrive, you can hear the chatter of all the other people who had the same idea. You don’t really want to go in there if it’s crowded, so you opt to stay in the men’s changing area and wash yourself with a wet towel instead.Once you’re satisfied that you won’t be preceded by any odd smells, you head out and down to the dining hall.When you arrive, there are definitely more people here than there were yesterday. You don’t recognize a lot of them. But Marcy is here, and so are Laura and Selene…>[ ] Go thank Marcy for the advice>[ ] Go try and clear things up with Laura>[ ] Other
>>39720200>[ ] Go thank Marcy for the advice"Now I'll help you out with Eleanor"Give her a little more time to patch things up.
>>39720200>[ ] Go thank Marcy for the advice
>>39720200>[ ] Go try and clear things up with Lauragot to be a man about it
First time I've caught a thread in progress after binging the whole thing over the past few days. I feel like if I ever run a quest I might almost consider just throwing things to a straw poll for obviously contentious decisions. No easy way to mediate it.
You go and sit down next to Marcy. You can see Laura eyeing you nervously from across the table. You want to set the record straight with her, but now is not the time and here is not the place.“Hey, thanks for your advice yesterday” You say.Marcy responds by flicking you in the forehead. “Remember what I said about keeping it down?” She asks.“So… you heard then…” You say.She flicks you again. “I’d be surprised if the whole damn castle didn’t hear” She says. “Damn well kept me up”You frown. Shit, were you guys that loud? You tried your best to keep a lid on it, but Melissa… not so much.“But at least you’ve got that all off your chest” She says. “And your other… parts”“Yeah, thanks again.” You say.“No problem. Us guys have got to stick together. So how do you feel?” She asks.>[ ] Say something about ‘us guys’>[ ] Pretty damn good>[ ] My pelvis is a little worse for wear>[ ] Other
>>39720518>>[ ] Say something about ‘us guys’
>>39720518>[ ] Say something about ‘us guys’
>>39720518Say something about "us guys." Really we should be moving on and getting to business. No one's going to particularly appreciate us belaboring the point / dwelling on the subject.
>>39720518>[ ] Pretty damn good
>>39720518I love the way Marcy has become our bro and wingman
“Pretty good, but ‘us guys’?” You say.“Don’t even” She says. “So help me Giles, I will castrate you with this butter knife”“How would you do that? That knife isn't even sharp” You say.“I never said it would be pretty” She says.“Message received” You say.“Thank you” She says.“I hope I didn’t keep you up too late last night” You say.She shrugs “I probably could have slept through it, but I was-“ She stops, her face turning red.“But you were… what?” You ask.She flicks you in the forehead. “Nothing. Forget I said anything” She says.That was cryptic. You’re curious, but you’d rather not pry and end up getting castrated…“So what are you up to today?” Marcy asks.“That’s a good question. Chances are that I’ll be looking after Selene again” You say.“Don’t worry about that. Laura ditched that on me today” She says.“Oh… well them-“>[ ] Go into town>[ ] Hang with Marcy and Selene>[ ] Other
>>39720826>[ ] Hang with Marcy and Selene
>>39720826Go into town. I could appreciate the prospect of getting some new characters/material into the story.
>>39720826>Go into townWe do need to get supplies. If we make it back in time>Hangout with Marcy and Selene
>>39720826>[ ] Go into townWe've got some errands to take care of, but we'll hopefully have time to hang out with them afterwards.
>>39720826>[ ] Go into town
>>39720826>[ ] Go into townMaybe ask if they want to come, but this is necessary. We need new boots, and more crystal daggers.
>>39720826>[ ] Go into townAs much as I would like to goof around with Selene we are just days away from a ball. And nothing good ever happens when there is a ball.
>>39720944Do we actually know when the ball is?
>>39720995Not as far as I know.
“-I think I need to go into town” You say.“What for?” She asks.“I need new boots, and more daggers” You say.“Why didn’t you ask the twins to pick that stuff up?” She asks.“I’ll be honest with you Marcy, there is probably some less than legal stuff that I want to pick up too” You say.“Ah, gotcha” She says, standing up and brushing herself off. “Just try not to get caught with anything like that, okay?”“Marcy if I get caught, the things I could pick up in town would be the least of my worries” You say.Marcy leaves, and another person takes her spot.“Hey hey” She says, pecking you on the cheek.“What took you so long?” You ask.“Baths were crowded” She says.As she sits down, a servant takes your breakfast order and scurries off.>[ ] Ask her when the ball is>[ ] Ask her if there’s anything she wants you to get in town>[ ] Other
>>39721194>[ ] Ask her when the ball is>[ ] Ask her if there’s anything she wants you to get in town
Who are the twins? Eleanor and her brother?
>>39721194>[ ] Ask her when the ball is
“So when is the big ball?” You ask Melissa.“Tomorrow” She says, reaching up and fluffing up her hair. “I thought I told you that”“No. No you didn’t” You say.“Oh” She says. “The ball is tomorrow”“Thanks for the heads up” You say.“No problem” She says. “So what’s going on in the wonderful world of Giles today?”“Heading into town. There is some things I wanted to grab that I didn’t want to trust to the twins” You say. “Anything you need?”“Hmmmm…” She says, placing a finger daintily on her chin as she thinks. “Got any paper?”“Yeah, why?” You ask.“No questions, just gimme” She says.You reach into your cloak and pull out a bit of paper. You hope no one here looks too closely at this, as this is the paper that you write the Critic’s review on…She takes the paper and pulls a pen out of her cleavage, writing something short on the page where you can’t see it. Then she folds it up and hands it back.“Open that when you get into town” She says in a very sensual tone.>[ ] Ask why you can’t open it now>[ ] Ask if she just keeps a pen in there 24/7>[ ] Other
>>39721637The pen gag of course.
>>39721637>[ ] Ask if she just keeps a pen in there 24/7
>>39721637>>[ ] Ask if she just keeps a pen in there 24/7>[ ] Ask if she just keeps a pen in there 24/7
Melissa puts the pen back where she got it, and you can’t help but look.“I thought I said no staring” She says.“You never said that. I distinctly remember you saying that I wasn’t allowed to stare all day long” You say. “So do you just always have a pen in there?”“I keep tons of stuff down here” She leans in to whisper in your ear. “Maybe later I’ll let you see just how much” She says seductively.“You keep a pen but no paper?” You ask.She leans back and giggles. “Paper would take up too much space. They’re big, but not THAT big” She says.As she finishes her comment about her breasts, the servant comes back with your breakfast.Damn these guys are fast. You were kind of hoping to continue with the subject of Melissa’s breasts.Maybe later…You planned on taking your time and talking while you eat, but it seems like Melissa has decided to channel her inner Selene. She finishes up quickly and stands up.“I’d love to stick around, but I’ve gotta go prepare.” She says, pecking you on the cheek. “I’ll see you later”“See you” You say.You should go too. The sooner you go into town the sooner you can get your business done with.But across the table, Laura and Selene are still there. Selene is talking to Dalen, while Laura looks on with a smile…>[ ] Go get ready to leave>[ ] Pull Laura aside so you can talk>[ ] Other
>>39721998>[ ] Pull Laura aside so you can talk
>>39721998I'd say Laura. If she already knows, she could probably use some closure. If not, she probably deserves to hear about it from us.
You stand up and walk around the table to where Laura is.“Hey uhh… Can I talk to you?” You ask.“Ummmmm…” Laura says, looking to Selene and Dalen.Selene remains oblivious to you, focusing entirely on whatever Dalen is talking about. Dalen waves Laura off while he continues talking.“S-sure…” Laura says.You lead her out of the room to a spot where it’s relatively quiet, and stop.“It’s about last night… isn't it?” She asks.“It is” You say, standing with your back to her.“Sorry I freaked out on you, I just… if you had stayed, I think I might have begged, or tried to blackmail you, or tried to guilt you, or something else stupid.” She says. “Thank you for leaving when I asked”“You seem pretty okay now” You say.“I took your advice” She says.“What advice?” You ask.“What you told me that night at Melissa’s manor… to give Selene all the hugs and the love she deserves” She says. “Can I ask you something?”“Go ahead” You say.“Even if you won’t love me like that… will you still love Selene?” She asks.>[ ] Yes>[ ] Absolutely>[ ] Of course>[ ] Other
>>39722301>[ ] Absolutelyshes impossible not to love
>>39722301>[ ] Of course
>>39722301>[ ] AbsolutelyLoli is best girl
>>39722301>>[ ] Absolutely
>>39722301>[ ] OtherJust you try and fuckin stop me, bitch.
>>39722301>[ ] Absolutely
Selene> Marcy=Melissa > Laura
>>39722416That's some taste.
“Absolutely” You say.Laura hugs you from behind. “I think… I think that’s good enough for me” She says.“Really?” You ask.“Yes… it was a nice dream, but like every dream you do have to wake up. But I’d hate it if my own stupidity made Selene suffer…” She says.“Wow” You say, turning to face her as she releases you.“What’s wrong?” She asks.“I’m not sure…” You say. “I don’t know what I expected from this conversation, but this blew everything that I thought could happen out of the water”“You thought I’d do another stupid thing, didn’t you?” She asks.“Umm… maybe?”She sighs. “I think I’m out of stupid. I’ve gotta keep my head in the game now.” She says. “Can I count on your help?” She says.“Of course. Even if things didn’t work out, I still want to be your friend” You say.“Thank you…” She says. “So was Melissa… was she the reason why you… y’know?”>[ ] Yes>[ ] There’s more to it than that>[ ] What makes you say that?>[ ] Other
>>39722602>[ ] Yes
>>39722602I don't think Melissa wants them to know yet.
I feel like the fact we're literally a no-name nobody and she's a god damn princess ought to factor into just how this is being processed. What did she think would eventually happen if they pursued a relationship? Either way we ought to reconfirm we can trust her not to give away our secret.
>>39722602>[ ] What makes you say that?>[ ] I made a promise to keep my mouth shut until the time is right
>>39722602>>[ ] There’s more to it than that>[ ] There’s more to it than that
>>39722602>>[ ] There’s more to it than thatReally, she was making a good run of it up until The Incident.
>>39722602>[ ] There’s more to it than thatDon't make her think that if something happened to Melissa, they would get together.
>>39722668I don't really think it's much of a secret. Melissa keeps kissing giles in public and apparently she was being really loud last night.
>>39722754I mean the fact we don't have a name you ninny
We're going to be the best good damn uncle ever
>>39722790I see. Looks like its time for bed, my reading comprehension has officially gone to shit
>>39722790>ninnyI didn't think that word was still in circulation
>>39722882 Why use cunt where ninny does the job fine?
“What makes you say that?” You ask.She gives you an incredulous look. “I could hear you two last night” She says. “I had to keep my hands over Selene’s ears so you wouldn’t wake her”“Fuck… your room was like 3 rooms over. How in the hell did you hear?” You ask.She hands you something. An arrowhead… enchanted with Silence.“Use that next time, please” She says.“Th-thanks I guess…” You say.“Don’t thank me, just make sure you use it” She says.You laugh nervously and scratch your head.“So… about what I asked?” She says.“Right… well… there’s more to it than that.” You say. “To be honest, I was nursing a bit of a soft spot for you. Up until…”“Until I… screwed up” She says.You nod.She sighs. “I don’t know what would hurt more, hearing that you never had feelings for me, or knowing that you did and I fucked it all up”“You’re not gonna-““No. Like I said, I’m all out of stupid. I’m just glad that you’re still willing to be a friend and an uncle” She says. “And take care of Melissa. She’s still a friend, and if you hurt her-““Consequences, got it” You say.Laura smiles and heads back to the dining hallShe’s being surprisingly mature about all this… Makes you wonder why you were worried at all.With a smile on your face, you pocket the arrowhead and head back to your room to get ready to go to town.
That's all for tonight. I hope you guys still enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it.Next thread should be tomorrow night. But I suck at keeping to a schedule, so it may not be.Now it is time for questions, but I'd also like to hear suggestions on how to better handle romance in future projects.
>>39722998thanks for running
>>39722998I think the extremely traumatic and disturbing past was the only part you really messed up. Maybe make the girls a bit less aggressive, giles was getting kissed quite a bit without having any say in it for a while
>>39722998What was marcy doing that she couldn't sleep through the noises melissa was making?
>>39723021Pretty much this. Laura, I feel, was actually leading in the waifu wars for a while until THAT happened. Even with the fucked up backstory. Without it, I think most would've gone with Laura and kept Melissa as the cool sis. But yeah, that was the major screwup. This quest so far had been lighthearted enough- even with the murder and coup- that that kinda backstory darkened the whole affair a bit.
>>39722998I can't write for shit so I have no plausible not credible way to critic other than the girls seemed to fall over Giles a bit quick? But anyways thanks for running mate!
>>39723039More like she was probably shlicking it to them.
>>39723039I'll leave that to your imagination.>>39723021>>39723049>>39723064Problems noted. I'll keep that in mind for future projects.Speaking of future projects, I've got two that I want to run when this is done with, I wanted to know which you guys would prefer:>Beyond the GateLighter hearted high fantasy about a blank slate protag, who will be cute as hell. Main story involves a bunch of amnesiacs racing to find the keys to a portal for a reason they don't quite know. Combat will be based around a dice system that I'm still working on. This one involves monstergirls.>Yet unnamed project, because I can't find one that fucking fitsDarker story set in the modern day about a HGW style battle-royale between mages acting as champions for various gods, using items given to them by said gods. Combat will be fast and very lethal, and everyone in the story can and probably will die
>>39723176>>Beyond the GateI'm a softy at heart. Plus I'm interested in this dice system.
>>39722998Will we have to give Selene the "talk" ?
>>39723176>Beyond the Gatei prefer the light hearted stuffthe other one does sound interesting though
>>39723207Instead of just rolling and going for highest or lowest, the dice add up.I'll give you a target number (Like 30) and a number of rolls to reach it in (like 3 for a moderate challenge, 4 for something easier, if the target is 30).Crits happen when the target is reached in the minimum number of rolls (30 in 2 rolls would be a crit) this lets me control how easy/difficult it is to crit (40 is a tough one to crit on, 41 is not)Matching the number exactly counts as a success. In story it involves the mc awakening a power they have. It doesn't matter how many rolls it takes to match. (If the target is 40, and you roll 40 1s in a row, it counts)Blowing past the target number by a certain margin within the given number of rolls will have the MC do something cool.Be gentle with this. Like I said, it's a work in progress. I'll scrap it if I don't think it's going to work.
>>39723176>Yet unnamed project, because I can't find one that fucking fitsMage royal, count me in.
>>39723176>Beyond the GateI could use some more lighthearted fun in my life
>>39723176>cute as hellHow cute are we talkin'?
>>39722933>She hands you something. An arrowhead… enchanted with Silence.>“Use that next time, please” She says.>“Th-thanks I guess…” You say.>“Don’t thank me, just make sure you use it” She says.Y'know, Giles can't cast silence. Are we gonna have to ask laura for Silence whenever we wanna fuck, like we're some sort of kid who can't buy condoms?
>>39723947We could always take a few more cracks at learning it