So, news.Nothing really big. Work continues on the next installment of Raikov, probably another couple weeks on that though. Suppose we'll see. Archive here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20witches%201989++The train ride from the Torun station back to Berlin took the better part of the day. Far too long, in your opinion. You'd embarked at 04, being driven to the station by Slider- Ice had helped you help the girls pack for the trip, then gone to bed. You're thankful the roads were empty at that hour, and never thought you'd be so glad to get your shoes on the ground. The train was far from full leaving Torun, with a mere handful of passengers, military and civilian. As it passed through other Polish towns and cities, it gradually filled up. While travel in Europe is still significantly reduced from pre-war, it's picking back up. You'd finally arrived at Berlin, near the Schonefeld airport, where you'd been directed to meet your driver here in Germany. You're only a little surprised to see Katya standing next to Brigitte when you step out onto the platform. They both smile when they see you- Katya starts towards you, but pauses when you hold up a hand and reach back, helping the girls down off the train and onto the platform. She was forewarned they were coming, you're sure, but you think you see her smile falter a tiny bit when she sees them. She probably thought you'd be coming alone, and had hoped the girls had changed their minds. 1/2 (I think)
They almost had stayed behind either way. Even though they'd both been insistent on coming along, you aren't off duty, and as such are wearing a duty uniform- your khakis. The issue had been uniforms- the girls simply didn't have any, other than their abbreviated flight suits. You'd had to borrow some from Goose and Merlin, and even then, they don't fit too well, the short skirt that should cover to their mid thigh instead coming to just above their knee. You'd had extra name plates, thankfully, and their ribbons are almost nonexistent, so that hadn't been much of a problem. While it won't stand up under close scrutiny, it'll pass well enough for now. You turn around in time to catch Katya's hug- she follows up with a hell of a kiss, too. Someone's been coaching her, you think distantly. “Welcome to Berlin.” She says, pulling away with a smile. “Y-yeah.” You respond, trying to catch your breath, noting the girls are looking at you both with those trademark blank stares they have. They're kinda creepy, really, when they do that. You hold out your free hand, and Lilya takes it, while Stasya walks on the side with your bag. “Heya, Brigitte.” You greet, as you reach her. “You're here too?”She nods. “I be tinkin so, oui.” She says, grinning. “Eider dat, or ya be havin a real good dream, oui?”You laugh. “What brings you here anyway?” 2/3
She shakes her head. “Dat I do no be able ta tell ya. Maybe if we be workin togtha again. Maybe not even den.” She looks down at the girls. “Girls! Ya be missin maman Brigitte too?” They both look at her blankly- she laughs again. “Ah, oui. Ya missed maman, she can tell. Ya been keeping yer papa out dat trouble he like to get himself into?” Stasya looks over at her sister, who seems to make no communication at all. She looks back at Brigitte and nods. Brigitte smiles even wider. “Good! Yer papa, he be a handful ta be watchin out for, always be wantin to get hisself in trouble, but you no be lettin him did dat, no.” The girls look at each other again- you can practically see the gears in their heads turning as they attempt to decipher Brigitte's accent and peculiar way of speaking. “So, did Tabitha tell you why you were being sent here?” Katya asks as you climb into a blacked out sedan and pull away from the station.  Not really, just that it came down from NATO headquarters.  Katya, does anyone tell me anything? Ever?
>>40056674>[x] Katya, does anyone tell me anything? Ever?
>>40056674> Katya, does anyone tell me anything? Ever?
>>40056674>The girls look at each other again- you can practically see the gears in their heads turning as they attempt to decipher Brigitte's accent and peculiar way of speaking.I'm glad, I'm not the only one who has trouble trying to figure out what she was saying.
>>40056674>[X] Katya, does anyone tell me anything? Ever?While we're here, we need to use the girls to tempt Maman into a life of martial bliss.
Best time. Having shitscribble. Gah, I should just stick to cutesy stuff...
>>40056674> Katya, does anyone tell me anything? Ever?Not like we can question the mistress of the harem, anyway...
>>40056775Ghost requested spider witches.
>>40056674>[x] Not really, just that it came down from NATO headquarters. Shit, we have to meet generals... and maybe even PRESS.
>>40056799That's just not right.
>>40056775Scrib pls>>40056799>Cardboard spider legsKek
>>40056674>[x] Katya, does anyone tell me anything? Ever?Maybe because we've meet Putin and the Brass want our opinion on him? Best night of the week!
>>40056775Nice rex and ghost>>40056799>Spider witchNot sure if cute or terrifying.
>>40056674>[X] Katya, does anyone tell me anything? Ever?Frank being kept informed of events? As if.
>>40056826>>40056853Pls use Yamame Kurodani as a reference?
>>40056853Now anons made spider-witch sad!I hope you guys are happy with yourselves.
>>40056674>[x] Katya, does anyone tell me anything? Ever?Hey, guys, I just realized. If NATO backs Putin's forces in the Soviet Civil War and sends Spellcaster into Soviet territory, suddenly Konstantina's got her chance to fly alongside Frank and be near him during downtime WITHOUT having to defect.
>>40056904I dunno if I should be reminded of Cinco de Mayo or Dia de Muertos with this one...>www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT-QcrYYelY
>>40056932and finds out the harlots and gotten a grip on him.I'm looking forward to that.
>>40056799>>40056826>>40056853>>40056881>>40056904Spiderwitch a best. Also: writing!
>>40056973If this does not devolve into a pillow fort fight I will be disappointed.
>>40056973then anons spring "operation add Konstantina to the harem"
>>40057043I was hoping a request in which Sasya and Lilya build a pillow fort to prevent Katya from entering Frank's room as a drawing but didn't go through.Some day though, some day....
>>40057055Meh, I personally prefer Bridgette or Wendy but even then I'm content with then I'm content with what we have.
>>40057033So will we see a spider-witch soon?>www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8w3bzmwYdo
[x] Katya, does anyone tell me anything? Ever? You laugh, shaking your head. “Katya, does anyone tell me anything? Ever?” You pause. “Speaking of, why are you here?” You see her grin in the rearview- she's up front in the passenger seat while Brigitte drives. “That you will find out soon enough, dearest.” “Oh good, more surprises.” You grump, causing Stasya, sitting next to you, to hug you. Well, try to, anyway. The angle is pretty awkward. Still, the effort makes you smile. “De highah ups, de brass and de politicos and dem, dey be wantin to talk to ya.” Brigitte supplies. “Ya not in trouble, no, but dey be wantin ta know why ya intercept dat bomber de way ya do, how ya know to.” You're about to fire off a scathing response when you stop and think about it- a lot of what you know Merlin can do is still a question mark to other people. To them, you couldn't have known that bomber was special. “And de commandant of de UN defense forces, he be wantin ta chat with ya too.” She adds. “Not too many people what be able ta claim ta have lived through a nuclear blast. Not dat close, anyway.” 1/2
>>40057289It's the familiar ofAnya (the "older sister" of Stasya and Lilya)
“And I have some things for you to do as well.” Katya adds. “In fact, we'll be doing them first, your first hearing in front of the brass isn't until later.” “Things like what?” You ask, noting Brigitte is driving you deeper into the city. “And what happened to staying in the VOQ? That's not in the city, last I checked.” Brigitte laughs. “De VOQ? Baron, ya ougghta be knowin bettah by now. Who be tellin ya silly tings like dat. Dey puttin ya up in a hotel neah de government buildings. Ya be undah guard too, don't be worrin none bout dat.” “And the girls?” You ask. “It be a suite, baron.” Brigitte says, still laughing. “Be expectan visitahs, by de way. Be a lot o questions bout dem, people be anxious to meet dem.” The girls both look at you.  Any chance of us being able to not meet them? Sounds like we'll be pretty busy, won't we?
>>40057352> Sounds like we'll be pretty busy, won't we?
>>40057352> Any chance of us being able to not meet them?
>>40057352>[X] Any chance of us being able to not meet them?We can at least negotiate and keep the numbers lower.
>>40057352if the girls want to meet them
>>40057352 Sounds like we'll be pretty busy, won't we?
>>40057327NoNO>>40057352> Any chance of us being able to not meet them?Oh man, I wish we have a German equivalent of the French inspector...
>>40057352>[x] Any chance of us being able to not meet them?
>>40057069This...this idea amuses me. Logging it now.
>>40057352>[x] Any chance of us being able to not meet them?>Until we can vet who it is of course.
>[x] Any chance of us being able to not meet them?
>>40057327That must be a bitch and a half when she's in the cockpit>>40057352> Sounds like we'll be pretty busy, won't we?
>>40057385>SCARED.gifWhy do I have a feeling that Katya and Brigitte have talked about that 'night' Maman and Fronk shared?
>>40057352>[x] Any chance of us being able to not meet them?I have a feeling that won't go well.
>>40057352>[X] Sounds like we'll be pretty busy, won't we?You can't block brass. At least they are i for very one-sided talks with the girls.
>>40057443Doubt it, Bridgette knows how to keep a secret though I wonder where she got the practice other then Mav.
>>40057427On the countery, having those extra arms would allow her to do things simultaneously.Though the familiar would better suit a spetznaz witch. More arms for more weapons.
>>40057507Well they could kiss and not tell, you know...
>>40057516I'm just talking from a "fitting her ass in the seat" standpoint
>>40057352>[x] Sounds like we'll be pretty busy, won't we?nothing is exploding right now and we have maman for blackup. socialising the daughterus a bit should be ok.
>>40057551Maybe she has a custom seat? Though having a witch with a spider familiar would best be suited to spetznaz.
Katya dominating brigitte when
>>40057763I think it's the opposite considering who has more experience
>>40057763not Brigitte dominating KatyaAbsolutely disgusting
In any case, I hope we can meet with the panzergruppe captain from the Berlin offensive again.
>>40057495True but limit it if we can.>>40057581socializing sure, being interviewed and bombarded with questions, not so much
>>40057972Includingnaked apronsandholding hands
>>40057352>[x] BothI don't fancy getting interrogated by spooks, again, thanks.That or reporters. They're just as bad.Hey Anons, what do you think the presence of witches do to RTS games -- especially those set during WW2? It's been a question nagging away at the back of my head ever since I've started reading the quest.
>>40057352>[x] Sounds like we'll be pretty busy, won't we?
>>40057352 Brigitte, I really want to know who these people are before I let them anywhere near the girls or tell them to pound sand.
>>40058040Barely anything? They'd just end up being another unit, an expensive unit likely, but just a unit or maybe like a hero unit some games have.
>>40058040In my opinion, witches could act like Tier 2 production units, with named witches as hero-tier units.
>>40058094I guess you're right. (Darn, I was hoping for some intense badassery courtesy of THEM SHIELDS and DAT MAGIC)>>40058104Explain further.
>>40058020>naked apronswell that's only to be expect->holding handsAnon please this is a blue board!
>>40058130Let's take RA2 for instance. A witch could be on the same production level as a SEAL (after the Air Force Command is built) or Crazy Ivan (after the radar dish is erected). They'd be specialized, like the aforementioned units, and will have a slight increase in cost to make up for their special abilities.>>40058136IN THE DARK, IN THE MISSIONARY POSITION
>>40058189Oh, okay, thanks for clarifying.And the hero witches would be like Tanya after you build a Battle Lab, no?>>40058020TOO MUCH, THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR ME
[x] Any chance of us being able to not meet them?“Any chance of us being able to not meet them?” You ask. “Last thing we need is a bunch of bi- witches bothering the girls.” Brigitte laughs. “Maman will see, but ya ain't gonna make no friends doin dat, no.” She says. “And dere be some I can't do nuttin bout, like de matron London.” “She's here?” You ask. “Why wouldn't she be?” Katya responds. “Ice said she requested out presence in London, not that she'd be here.” You say. “I thought don nobody be tellin ya nothing?” Brigitte asks, teasingly. You just scowl at her- she laughs in response. Katya shrugs. “She's got, how is it said. First dibs? This has not made many people happy, but it is difficult to refuse the requests of the first matron of the crown.” She grins. “Unless, of course, you are soviet.” “You're not, anymore, are you?” You ask. She laughs again. “I am not sure what I am anymore. This does not bother me as much as it used to. My family is the squadron, I find this acceptable.” “Fair enough.” You say, noting that you're slowing down as Brigitte pulls into a parking space in front of a rather nice hotel with a view of the river. “We heah.” She says, turning off the car. “Ya be followin maman, now.” 1/2
>>40058233Yeah, either that or spy/secret lab-based unitslike in the case of defector!Constantina or swq-era!Minna
The hotel isn't that full, though you notice more than a few armed men- GSG, you suspect, and those just the visible ones. No doubt there's more plainclothes police and special forces in the area, especially if there really is a concentration of brass here. Still, it's quite nice, and the people behind the desk barely look up when you walk in. Brigitte hands you the keys to the rooms- cards, not the usual keys you're used to. She leads you up to the top floor, where the elevator is guarded by another pair of uniformed troops. She nods to them, and they nod back, greeting her. They watch your group as you walk past, their gaze unreadable. “Heavy security.” You note. Brigitte nods. “Be a lot of important people heah, and don nobody forget Paris.” She says. “Don nobody tink dey be havin de resources ta be tryin dat again, but nobody wan be de one dat let them have a chance. Heah, dese your rooms.” The rooms themselves are, compared to the last few hotels you've stayed in, rather spartan. There's a large combined room with most of the furniture, what looks like a minibar, and a small kitchenette, while a pair of bedrooms sit to either side of it. Large windows look south east over the city, with a clear view of the river spee and the dome of the church nearby.You're only slightly surprised to see Lady Dowding sipping tea on the couch, chatting with Matron Longstreet. They both look up as you enter- you notice Brigitte scowl out of the corner of your eye. “Ah, Sir Bishop.” She says, putting her teacup back on her saucer and setting it down. “We were just discussing some things. I presume you've met Matron Longstreet before?”  We've met, yes.  A few times. Is there something I can do for you ladies?
>>40058273> We've met, yes. >Proceed to ignore Matron Menopause for the rest of the conversation
>>40058273> A few times. Is there something I can do for you ladies?
>>40058273>[X] We've met, yes.So how's the bathroom? It's probably the only place we'll be able to spend time with Katya in private.
>>40058273> We've met, yes.
>>40058273>[x] We've met, yes.then>[x] Is there something I can do for you ladies?Longstreet, this is now your make or break moment to not become ultimatebitch.
>>40058273>[x] A few times. Is there something I can do for you ladies?Here so soon?
>>40058301>Bathroom>Private Times with KatyaBut anon, Maman has eyes in the walls and ears in the ceilings...
>>40058273>[x] A few times. Is there something I can do for you ladies?Didn't Nixon say she was on his staff and that if we saw her to send her his way? She got here fast.
>[x] We've met, yes. Make the tone icy, give no ground to longstreet. Try and play them against each other if possible.
>>40058273> A few times. Is there something I can do for you ladies?Remember guys, professional.Bitchstreet helped us on... crete? before.
>>40058273>[x] We've met, yes.Fun times ahead... joy of joys.
>>40058345Katya's an exhibitionist. I'd think she'd get even more lewd if she knew this~
>>40058273>[x] We've met, yes.
>>40058273> We've met, yes.>>40058288we cant Nixon asked us to bring her to the front
>>40058345Not like Katya and Bridgette don't mind.Also not surprised the girls don't have a problem with her, they have not experience her lack of tack with Merlin and Ice before meeting her so it's okay,>“Maman will see, but ya ain't gonna make no friends doin dat, no.” Should we be worried about this?I mean we have friends with Nixon, Putin, Katsumi, That army officer with the patriot battery, and bridgette All influential in one form or another.
>>40058273>[x] We've met, yes.Ice for the ice queen!
>>40058377yeah, she forwarded the girls to our care. >>40058288>>40058362Come on guys, sure the matron is a bitch but we should give her some slack, If only because Nixon (Our boss, sponsor and high ranking supporter) told us to.
>>40058273>[x] A few times. Is there something I can do for you ladies?feh, as if we even need to ask. we have two skillsets, flying murder and vigorous witch dicking. and the dicking calendar is already full.
>>40058447Hey, so long as Longstreet remembers to ask nicely, I don't mind throwing a few favours her way.
>>40058421Only if you're worried about witch politics, which when it comes down to it we're dealing with the people that we need to be dealing with at this point.
>>40058421Isn't the army officer the one that saved our ass at Tanana?
>>40058445Sliders for the slider th--WAIT>>40058400Ara ara~>>40058421I think everybody else is worried but not really voicing it out.>>40058447>>40058418Hopefully. I just hope Matron Menopause doesn't bring her whole MURRICA FICK JA schtick into this. Remember that the Matron London is also somewhat dismissive of her approach.
>>40058447Exactly.Besides, maybe she might finally (GASP) admit to being an asshole and wants to apologize.... Nah fat chance. Probably out here to hand over our daughterus to her when the war is over.Still, doesn't make that an excuse to act like a dick.BTW: are our daughterus witches?
>>40058475I got feeling Longstreet have tact and diplomacy as her stat dump.She feels like Monty-quite competent on their job but insufferable on personal level.
>>40058502Nixon said last thread O'Hare has Annapolis now, Longstreet ain't in the picture.
>>40058502>BTW: are our daughterus witches?Uh yeah, that first reason why Colonel A-Hole kidnap them in first place.
>>40058502I think our daughters are witches, the whole program for them involved getting witches that had the ability to interact with machines.
>>40058421>Should we be worried about this?Not being a dick to people we may have to work with in the future is generally a good idea. Frank's generally been professional in his past dealings, and trying to throw influence around to get what you want (especially borrowed influence) is kinda uncharacteristic for him. Unless you want to start Frank down the Longstreet path?
>>40058513Maybe she's like Ice if she never thawed and grew old and bitter.I mean half the reason why Ice hated us before was because she wanted to protect the girls, and maybe, just MAYBE Longstreet has that exact same view. Except that she's old and she's not exactly open to change.Dunno for real though, this Anon is more than likely just talking out of his arse.
>>40058537We've only used influence and politics when it's benefited us somehow, not when it'll cause needless issues and questions particularly about Stasya and Lilya.
>>40058544no she had a pice of Ice's past that she held over Ice and the squad trying to make ice give longstreet Frank and Merlin when she could have handed Ice her belongings and earned a friend
>>40058582Even then it was to help others and did some of the legwork.>>40058537Not what I kind of met, I meant meeting with these people as a way to make 'friends' as Bridgette put it
>>40058630>'friends' as Bridgette put it>friends>BRIDGETTEOkayyy, I'm getting an equally different vibe on 'friends' here bro...
>>40058677That oddly reminds me of the second book in the Old Man's War series, when a special forces squad gets back from a mission and the members promptly indulge in a massive orgy.
>>40058728You know, flings, one-time stuff, that sort of thing?Also what >>40058755 said
>>40058755Don’t forget that they were all vat-grown with programmed personalities. They more or less all went through puberty at the same time, in one day. Hormones happened and things took their course from there.
>>40058804Suddenly you made me wonder.How would the matrons take it if a Witch-in-training got into a relationship with her witch-instructor at the academy?
>>40058827Not well, I'd presume. Probably the same as our school system where it's frowned upon.
>>40058273>[X] A few times. Is there something I can do for you ladies?Forever professional.
>>40058827Given how young witches seem to do their initial training... it'd say that goes a biiiiiit further that fraternization. Just a bit.
>>40058827Probably the same way it's treated now. As a very big no no.
>>40058827They fire them.At the stake.
>>40058899Lel pun>>40058866>>40058864>>40058859Now that's some pretty serious food for thought...
>>40058919I mean it's all but confirmed the girls experiment around themselves, but instructors are probably watched closely.
>>40058859>>40058866Meh a slap on worse, especially if the instructor is a pretty witch.
>>40058993Indeed, although I can help but think that Versailles no Bara/Onegai Teacher-type stories have already been circulated.
Hooyeah, Strikers 89 time!Here is the dream transcript I promised a while back, just in cast anyone missed it last thread. I'd be curious to know what you guys thought of it.http://pastebin.com/vseCzZeVJust for comparison the dream I had last night involved me making breakfast. Only every object made of metal in my kitchen was burning hot, and the ones that also had food in them like the toaster and fridge were on fire.
[x] We've met, yes. You nod. “We've met, yes.” You say, trying to keep your voice neutral. Lady Dowding tilts her head slightly, then nods. “I see. I rather imagine you're curious as to why we're here?” “Tabitha had indicated we'd been summoned to London, ma'am.” You respond, motioning to the girls they should put their bags in the room off to the left while Katya takes yours to the room on the right. They both look at you for a second, then head off. She nods. “That had been the original plan, but then miss Katya contacted me, and we decided it should be more beneficial for me to meet you here. I apologize for the change of plans.” “No need to.” You say. “I'm just curious as to what's going on?” She smiles. “I imagine so! Tell me, what do you know of your lovely daughters?”  Not much, to be honest. Matron Longstreet said she'd had some possible ideas, but didn't know for sure.  Enough to know I don't think digging into their history is going to do either of them any good.
>[x] Enough to know I don't think digging into their history is going to do either of them any good.We know enough.
>>40059032Not really. Pretty or not, I'd be pretty disturbed if my daughteru was lewded before her time.Seriously. I don't mind girls fooling around with each other, but not student x teacher, especially if there's a large age gap. Beautiful or not, I loathe pedophiles.
>>40059079>[x] Enough to know I don't think digging into their history is going to do either of them any good.Whatever these girls were in the past, WE are their father now.
>>40059079> Enough to know I don't think digging into their history is going to do either of them any good.
>>40059079>[X] Not much, to be honest. Matron Longstreet said she'd had some possible ideas, but didn't know for sure.I'd rather not make it look like Frank is deliberately cutting them off from their part unless we're given a compelling reason to.
>>40059079>As much as they were willing to tell me, Ma'am. Be somewhat respectful to the Matron.
>>40059079> Not much, to be honest. Matron Longstreet said she'd had some possible ideas, but didn't know for sure.
>>40059079> Not much, to be honest. Matron Longstreet said she'd had some possible ideas, but didn't know for sure. To be honest I think digging into their past will be inevitable...>>40059044Well you could say that your breakfast table was smoking hot.>instantrimshot.com/?sound=csi
>>40059079>[x] Not much, to be honest. Matron Longstreet said she'd had some possible ideas, but didn't know for sure. >[x] Enough to know I don't think digging into their history is going to do either of them any good.
>>40059079>[x] Enough to know I don't think digging into their history is going to do either of them any good.But I NEED the information... Can we do it when the girls are not near us? As their father, we kind of need to know what exactly happened to our beautiful daughters.
>>40059079>[X] Not much, to be honest. Matron Longstreet said she'd had some possible ideas, but didn't know for sure.
>>40059079 Not much, to be honest. Matron Longstreet said she'd had some possible ideas, but didn't know for sure.
ICE AS LADY OSCAR WHEN
Let's just be careful to protect our daughters, w are their father. This is not up for debate.
>>40059079>[X] Enough to know I don't think digging into their history is going to do either of them any good.Add a "for now" to it. We can sort their past out when they got a stable present.
>>40059109https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3CgRH8RlJsCouldn't find a better quality video but it kind of sums up the idea of it.Then again its SW89 so standards may be different for better or for worse.
>>40059159Supporting this. Provided the girls aren't around things are good.
>>40059079> Enough to know I don't think digging into their history ISN'T going to do either of them any good.Ghost can't into english.
>>40059470IT'S A STATEMENT PARADOX
>>40059470Nice double negative you've got there.
>>40059498...No, his original line is correct. Read.
>>40059079>>[X] Enough to know I don't think digging into their history ISN'T going to do either of them any good.Yay, caught up with Strikers!
>>40059470>I don't think digging into their history ISN'T>i don't think>isn'tlol
Gradosian invasion soon?>www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PSOQMQu_qQ
>>40059621https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k0Jc135ErIAfter our witches perform deep penetration strikes on the enemy's rearward positions.
>>40059753Next thing you know...SCOPEDOG STRIKERS>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2r487PIlI4
What were Stasya and Lilya's familiars?
>>40059470Learn to read, nigger. Ghost's statement is correct. Your double negative isn't.What ghost is saying is "I know enough to know that digging any deeper won't do them any good."What you're saying is "I know enough to know that digging into their history isn't a bad idea at all!"
>>40059825unknown, i think. I don't recall them manifesting in front of us before.
>>40059917AFAIK they haven't been mentioned on screen
[x] Not much, to be honest. Matron Longstreet said she'd had some possible ideas, but didn't know for sure. You shake your head. “Not much, to be honest. Matron Longstreet said she'd had some ideas, but wasn't sure.” Longstreet nods, though she stays quiet- perhaps understanding that you're not only not her friend, but everytime she's talked to you, she's managed to ruin whatever chances she had of working with you on good terms. The Matron London nods. “Quite so. I'm not saying too much by telling you that their very appearance sent shocks through the European covens. I'm rather sure the same can be said of the American covens as well.” Longstreet nods again. “You could say that.” She confirms. “Of course, since they've been found, they've been adopted by you- which, may I say, is a rather selfless act.” Lady Dowding continues. “But it's given us other problems.” “How so?” You ask, looking over at the door to their room- they haven't come out, yet, though it's entirely possible that's them assuming they don't need to be present when they're being discussed. She shakes her head with a light smile. “Mostly moral ones. Assuming Matron Longstreet is correct, they may have relatives that would rather like them returned.” “Which wouldn't do them a bit of good.” Longstreet says. You look over at her surprised. She grins, if somewhat lightly. “I know what you think of me, and maybe you're right. But it doesn't do anyone any good to uproot them, especially now.” “Quite.” Lady Dowding adds. “There is the question of which sisterhood they're part of, but that's easily put off. But none of that involves you or your girls right now. Tea?” 1/2
You nod, accepting a cup on a saucer. You learned to drink it straight at some point- it's still not coffee, which you get the feeling you're going to desperately need, but you'll take what you can get. “We're here because the German coven desperately wants to interview the girls.” Longstreet says. “Along with some intake tests, simple things. You'll be present, of course, both as their recognized guardian and their only parent, along with anyone else of your choosing.” You frown. “So why didn't they ask me directly?” You ask. “Or the girls, for that matter? What if they don't want to be interviewed?” Lady Dowding shrugs. “They were worried about offending you.” She says. “You have something of a... reputation, shall we say.” She smiles. “Entirely incorrect, of course, but you know how these things are. And if they don't wish to be interviewed, they certainly don't have to.” “For what it's worth, if they're happy and willing to let their past go, then we almost all agree that'd be the right thing to do.” Longstreet adds. “But we think it ought to be their decision, too.”  You're right, it should be. Let's see what they think.  That's not really... they don't really work like that. Look into it, then we can decide if you find anything.  We're not going to go digging, it's not going to do them any good regardless of what we find, at least not right now.
>>40060028 That's not really... they don't really work like that. Look into it, then we can decide if you find anything.
>>40060028> You're right, it should be. Let's see what they think. I dunno, seems they can handle this.With adult supervision of course.
>>40060028> [x] You're right, it should be. Let's see what they think.> “They were worried about offending you.” She says. “You have something of a... reputation, shall we say.” She smiles. “Entirely incorrect, of course, but you know how these things are. And if they don't wish to be interviewed, they certainly don't have to.” EXPLAIN. EXPLAIN.
>>40060028> That's not really... they don't really work like that. Look into it, then we can decide if you find anything.
>>40060028> You're right, it should be. Let's see what they think.
>>40060028> You're right, it should be. Let's see what they think. Was Longstreet not a bitch for once?STOPTHEPRESSES
>>40060028>[X] You're right, it should be. Let's see what they think.If they're not interested right now, it'll be easier to put it off until later than it would be to cancel plans that are already in motion.
>>40060028>> You're right, it should be. Let's see what they think. Though they're still... adjusting, so let's take it a bit easy.
>>40060028> That's not really... they don't really work like that. Look into it, then we can decide if you find anything.i want some thing to give immediately if they want to look into their past
>>40060073Probably getting O'Hare to snatch her position was a better idea than initially presented.
>>40060028>[X] You're right, it should be. Let's see what they think.>>40060053Take your pick:Upstaged Longstreet on her own territoryWas annoyed at the Barin schenanigansHighly decorated aceGolden boy of CINCPAC
>>40060028>[x] That's not really... they don't really work like that. Look into it, then we can decide if you find anything.Bets on us boning Katya while she's pressed up against a window?
>>40060028>[x] You're right, it should be. Let's see what they think.It's there choice.>You have something of a... reputation, shall we say.” She smiles. “Entirely incorrect, of courseHa! No need to be diplomatic about it.
>>40059917That's what I remember too, they obviously have them but it hasn't come up in conversation yet. What kind of familiars do you think our future daughters will have?Slider: Probably a snake too WHO BEARS ON HER CHEST THE DFCIce: Another arctic creature like a penguin or polar bear.Katya: Some kind of big cat.
>>40060110So she was suffering from a lack of stress release?Thank you Mr. Longstreet. Though I don't want any details.
>>40060028>[X] You're right, it should be. Let's see what they think.A reasonable Longstreet agreeing with the Britbong Matron? My mind is blown.
>>40059804I think we should call Merlin up if we get the opportunity. Make sure out machine doesn't grow ten new functions while we are away.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXE4wO-Qt48On that occasion we might want to check in on out lovely sister wives.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOmNWL5nzE4But such is life for the Fronk.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gFYhwuN5wcWas looking for the German opening, but that's not on YT in any presentable quality.
>>40060132anon we'll bang her pressed up against everything in the suite if we can get the privacy for it
>>40060135Ice's daughteru needs to be a wolf. Or another fox. Because fox girls are love.Lioness familiar when guys?
>>40060132>Bets on us boning Katya while she's pressed up against a window?I still say the bathroom is our best bet. We really don't want the daughters to interrupt and we can bone her in front of the mirror. It'll be just as lewd.
>>40060139I think it's been confirmed that Matron Menopause had an S&M fetish>>40060135>dat spoilerHERE--oh wait, maybe not.I'd like the twins to have bear familiars for once
>>40060053Longstreet tried to fuck with us, and we both removed her capability to do so and fucked her over while doing so.Our reputation is that we don't give a fuck about witch politics and have the power (as Guardian of Witches) to deal significant damage to any coven that tries to manipulate us. Since we're once again in control of 'high-value' assets (eg the twins),they don't want to risk pissing us off and ruining their chances of accessing said assets.
>>40060154>Rally and RevyI don't suppose you are Salvo from ACQ?
>>40060028>“You have something of a... reputation, shall we say.”Gee wonder where that came from. Actually apart from Longstreet how many times have we butted heads with matrons in this quest?There was that one incident with doglewd on Barin over her stealing Wendy's strikers.
>>40060219And barin, when we stopped combat testing due to us going to be heading to the front when they would have very much preferred us to go full out one last time.
>>40060139Admiral Longstreet is the hero we deserve, but do not need.
>>40060219We've only butted heads with Longstreet and told them that Wendy's strikers were hers. However we dealt with Longstreet by siccing Bridgette on her and becoming Guardian of Witches.
>>40060188Excellent. (Though I wonder if we're giving off Young-esque vibes?)
>>40060180>Katya and Fronk in the closet
>>40060255In fairness though, it was Nixon who stopped the tests not us.
>>40060028>the German covenIncoming Minna/Trude/Erica?
>>40060028> You're right, it should be. Let's see what they think.may as well ask them.
>>40060331yes, the testing as a whole but fronk prematurely called an end to the last test fight.
>>40060334Unfortunately I don't think Minna and Trude are still active as Matrons, seeing as how Minna is enjoying her retirement with Young (for a given meaning of 'enjoying' anyway) and Trude is nowhere to be found.Now Hartmann's Youkai Girl on the other hand...>>40060311EVERYTHING WE CAN DO ON THE FLOOR LEST WE BREAK YOUR SPINE
>>40060363>for a given meaning of 'enjoying' anywayOh I'm sure SHE'S enjoying itYoung on the other hand...
>>40060417From what little we saw of them from the last time we were in Berlin, I'd say Young has resigned himself to the fact that his pelvis is long gone.
>>40060363>for a given meaning of 'enjoying' anywayI don't know, i think she enjoying it so much if they can get four children.
>>40060449Wait, I thought Kitty was the ninth kid?>>40060447Hmm, wonder how Krupinski's grandkids are doing.
>>40060434I'm suprised that he's not wheelchair bound, personally.On the other hand, that would open up a whole other bunch of shenanigans for Minna to deal with.
>>40060374I wonder if the 501 girls will show up in Strike Witches 3.On the other hand, georgette~
>>40060473>Hmm, wonder how Krupinski's grandkids are doing.Trying to steal panties at the academy, if feelthy's writeup are any indication.
>>40060473I forget which, all i know she has a litter.>>40060483Obligatory Yoshika titties grabbing scene.
>>40060200I am afraid not, mein Freund.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmhWwXP-w4g>>40060334Assuming any of those were still active. Not to mention alive.In any case, could you imagine the old semen demons all over our precious little girls?
>>40060473Just as lewd as their grandmother.There are stories of men who wake up in the night, utterly spent and their pelvis shattered.
>>40060483I fear that best French might have a minor role in there, especially with queen crash Nipa and Cupcake...>>40060478Gnome, aint gotta explain stuff, blah blah
>>40060478>Minna has to keep calling in old war favors with the local coven's heal-witches>Hey...yea, he broke it...again>THIS TIME IT WASN'T EVEN MY FAULT
>>40060529Expect that Sadako will be main character here.Because Japanese Witch must be main protag in every SW story.
>>40060558Yeah, those trigger weights are tricky.
>>40060517Ah, no matter, I approve of your Gunsmith Cats/Black Lagoon taste anon.>www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE_ofAg8POYAmen, Hallelujah, Peanut Butter.
>>40060558>THIS TIME IT WASN'T EVEN MY FAULTblatant lies, I'm sure.
>>40060558>it's not even half a year and this is the 20th time you called me in for fixing him back up. Damn it Mina, I'll have to charge you if I have you.
>>40060583>>40060581>>40060558>Insert Erica's mg42 skit here>>40060580Fortunately or unfortunately.Though I think she might have more development in-show than poor Yoshika in two seasons, a movie, and several OVAs.
>>40060626>The charge being a threesome between Minna, Young, and the healwitch.
>>40060665>Said healwitch happens to be Yoshika or her grandkids
>>40060638to be fair, Yoshika has some development. At very least she comes from frikking peacenik at first episodes on S1 to somewhat a willing fighter on movie.She still bland as water tho. I prefer Katou Keiko-nee if i must choose Japanese Witch.
>>40060698y u no IRC tho
>>40060716Dude, he like, dropped in last shipgirls quest, give him some slack.
>>40060483I really wish they'd gone with the 506th. I really wanted to see more Princess.
>>40060739gotta bully m8
>>40060740I wish they go for an official Gulf-era story, to be honest.
>>40060760You're just scaring him off more!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nftxDrStny8
>>40060716I am busy with studying forbidden ritual to summon both Blackjack and Maus so they can QM'ing more regularly.So far no luck there.
>>40060899i don't even have the heart to say >implying
>>40060899Obviously you are using the Planefag summoning ritual.Surely tankers follow a different routine.
>>40060698Hi, Manga! Hope you're feeling better now.
>>40060701Trude's not a healwitch.She's a break-things witch.
[x] You're right, it should be. Let's see what they think. You nod. “You're right, it should be. Let's see what they think.” You say, looking over towards the door of their room. “Girls! Can you come out here for a minute, please?” They both peer around the corner of the door for a second before walking over to stand near you. “Girls, these ladies are the Matron London, Lady Dowding, and Matron Longstreet.” You say, kind of happy how minor Longstreet seems next to Dowding with her title. Kind of petty, you know, but it is what it is, as dad would say. The girls, perhaps predictably, don't say anything. You grin. “They're kind of shy, sorry. Matrons, let me introduce my daughters, Stasya and Lilya Bishop.” Longstreet smiles lightly. “I believe we've met.” The lady Dowding nods. “A pleasure.” She says, then looks at you, prompting you to speak. “Go ahead and sit down, girls.” You say- they look at you for a second, then both silently walk over to the unoccupied couch and sit together near the end. “We wanted to ask if you'd wanted us to start looking into your past.” 1/2
>>40060939so she's a healing-type witch
>>40060899Does it involve 'get back to writing faggot'?
The girls look at each other, then back at you. “Before you were in Russia.” You add. The words seem to hit them like a physical force- Lilya starts tearing up, and Stasya follows suit. “W-we're not allowed.” Stasya says, as if that explains everything. She tries to add something else, but it's garbled- a mix of German and Russian and English, and barely ineligible at that as she starts to cry. The matrons both look at you, surprise on their faces. You shrug- having expected something like this. For the girls, this is about as violent a breakdown as you've seen, other than the one at Crete. “Girls.” You say, trying to sound reassuring, crossing the room to kneel down in front of them and lean forward, hugging them both. “Hey. It's ok, I promise. If you want us to leave it alone we will. We just thought-” Both lean into you, crying openly now. “Girls- hey-” You try, futilely, to calm them down. Finally, you look back at the two matrons- Lady Dowding's face betrays no emotion, but Longstreet looks shocked by the response. “Ladies, if you'll excuse me real quick.” You say, leaning forward and scooping both the girls off the couch. You carry them into 'your' room, where Katya is lounging on the bed, flipping through channels on the TV. She pops up like she's spring-loaded when you carry the girls in. “What has happened?” She asks- you note her familiar pops into being as soon as she hits her feet, perhaps before that.  Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject.  From here on in, no more discussion of their past.
>>40060989> Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject.
>>40060989> Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject.Don't just shut the door on it.
>>40060989 Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject.
>>40060989>[X] Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject.They shouldn't bury their heads in the sand forever. They need to face it at some point.
>>40060989> Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject.Although this should've been pretty bloody obvious
>>40060989>[x] Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject.It's something that will need to be dealt with at some point, that point is not now.
>>40060989> Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject.well, we tried. they can try later if they want, but this was our attempt and it didn't do too well.
>>40060989>[x] Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject.
>>40060989> Longstreet looks shocked by the responseIncoming MURRICA FICK JA in 3.. 2...
>>40060989>[X] Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject.Looks like we're putting that off until later.
>>40060989>[X] Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject.Hugs and headpats for our daughterus! A Telsa cannon bolt in the face for the colonel!
>>40061057Ha if it does then its the vindictive side of it, which can't say we'd disagree with.
>>40060989> Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject.Probably more a result of conditioning than anything else.
>>40060989> From here on in, no more discussion of their past.
>>40060989>[x] From here on in, no more discussion of their pastGuys, we all know who did this. So let's find the cunt and throw him into one of those huge jet turbines that are on 747s.
>>40061123Well, it's been shown time and again that, for being such an ultranationalist Longstreet can get very VERY protective of witches.
>>40060989> From here on in, no more discussion of their past.for fucks sake guys, don't mention their past
>>40061153Nah, we should make him suffer a slow and painful death.Where's the SORROW when you need him...
>>40061153Nah.Too fast.Hand him off.To madam Bridgette.
>>40061153Wood chipper, that's all.
>>40061175If we torture him we're no better than him. A short and satisfying death is best.>>40061195>>40061223These two have the right end of the stick.Alternately we give the girls baseball bats wrapped in barbed wire and let them sodomise the bastard.
>>40061223Feet first, so he'll feel all the pain before his head is chewed up
>>40061223>>40061257>>40061195>>40061258Can't we just call mistress Flandre?
>>40060989>[x] Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject.We need to help them live with what they've been though. One step at a time, people. Not all at once.
>>40061258While on fire. Make sure it's a slow burning fuel that he cant put out.
>War ended but Volgin managed to escape>Make an uneasy peace with Raikov to hunt him>Find him and his goon on a luxurious hotel on Arab Peninsula.>OBJECTIVE: KILL VOLGIN
>>40061311>M240 Locked and loaded>This is for Jake
>>40061354>spoilerI didn't ask for these feels and the way things are going this seems plausible.
>>40061474Hmm, I get this feeling I need to catch on PJs now. Might as well get started.
>>40061508Jake is tanks, not PJs.
>>40061474I prefer to think when thing goes kaboom, Jake is fuming about how he was put on reserve by Witmann.And have conflicted feeling that he realize he must thanked Witmann to not committed him that day.
>>40061537No.No giving Witmann any points.No compromise. Not even in the face of nuclear annihilation.
>>40061508That's PierceJake is Tonks WHEN
>>40061570And then anderson wanders by and says loudly what he thinks inside.
Don't worry girls, Katya Mama will make everything alright.
>>40061529>>40061578But PJs is the only that's updating, so SOMETHING must have happened there.
>>40061640This just reinforces my belief that the girls have bear familiars.
>>40061641yeah, but nothing about our wacky tank commanders.
>>40061660Funny.I already have this idea that Stasya and Lilya meet some polar bears....
>>40061666It's an excuse to catch up on something I've haven't been up-to-date on since January 1st.
>>40061683>Hey do you think they have polar bears in sweden?>Course they do. it's really cold there right?>Yeah, they probably have them walking all up and down the streets>Yeah If I ever visit sweden I'll be sure to bring my gunCookies for those who get the reference
>>40061722There's a Nordic island (either Swedish or Norwegian, can't remember which) called Svalbard, where it's illegal to leave your house without carrying a firearm because the population of polar bears is so high.
>>40061537Nah, think about it like this Frank and Rex are out fighting the war and are god damn heroes while Jake has been sitting in reserve for the entire war.
>>40061787Wait really?... Goddamit Massive Entertainment, I thought you were making a joke...
>>40061722Maybe not related, but hey.
>>40061660>>40061683According to google the closest polar bears to Germany are in Norway and Russia. But they do have plenty of brown and black bears in Europe, so that kind of familiar would make sense. We call brown bears "grizzlies" instead over here in North America for some reason.A fluffy THE FLUFFIEST winter cat familiar would be cool too.
>>40061852My idea is to make reference to two webcomic that features polar bear tho.
>>40061824>>40061787In World in Conflict, one of the idle chatter lines that US infantry teams have is a comment about polar bears in Sweden.... Apparently it isn't just a joke...>>40061852DAT FUR THO
>>40061852Grizzlies and Browns are different. Very much so.
[x] Apparently, their past isn't a real good subject. “Apparently,” You say, trying to keep the sarcasm from being overwhelming in your voice, “Their past isn't a real good subject.” “What was your first clue being? Here.” She says, reaching out to take Lilya, who starts crying into Katya's chest just as readily as she cried into yours. She starts talking, soothingly, in Russian. You're not sure it works well, but it's an attempt, anyway. You don't have any of the same options- you're kind of woefully unequipped for this kind of situation, so all you can do is stand there and hold Stasya, letting her cry into your shirt. You stand there for a minute before she starts to calm down- though you can only tell as the wet spot on your shirt starts to cool down. “Stasya?” You say, quietly- she shifts against you. “Hey. I have to go back out there and talk to the matrons, do you want to stay in here with Katya?” She shakes her head. You look over at Katya- who uses her free hand to motion for you to be quiet, then returns it to the back of Lilya's head. You have to carry Stasya back out, and she doesn't even let go when you sit down. “Sorry about that.” You say to the matrons. “We should be the ones apologizing. We had no idea-” Matron Longstreet says. You shake your head. “No one did.” You say, steadying Stasya with one arm. “The only thing we need to remember is that, regardless of anything we may find, if we ever look, they're Bishops now.” Longstreet nods, and Lady Dowding smiles. “And much the better for it, I suspect.” She pauses, taking another sip of her tea. “Well. I rather imagine we've overstayed our welcome. We'll be off, and relay to the Matrons of Berlin that they may have to wait.” You nod, thanking them. “Don't get up, dear.” She says, still smiling, as you struggle to your feet. “We'll show ourselves out.”1/2
We need more Katya pics.
Once they're out, Katya pads out to join you, Lilya following her, wiping her eyes with one hand while holding Katya's with the other. Katya sits next to you, motioning for you to transfer Stasya over to her- you do without much trouble, though Lilya quickly occupies your now-free lap. “I am afraid there is more work to be done.” Katya says, after a moment. “The girls can come with, of course, but I am not being sure this is a good idea.” “Why's that.” You ask, looking sideways at her. “You are needing to talk to their sister.” Lilya goes stiff. “Sis- The one we tangled with before-” You start. Katya nods. “How?” You ask. Katya smiles. “I will perhaps tell you later. But I promised her someone safe to talk to. I can think of no one safer.” “No way I'm leaving them alone.” You say to Katya. “Especially not right now.” She nods. “I am sure Brigitte will agree to watch them while we are doing this. I will go get her, if you want.”  No, it's ok. They can come with.  Yeah, go get her, then let's get this done with.
>>40062026 Yeah, go get her, then let's get this done with.
>>40062026> No, it's ok. They can come with.
>>40062026> Yeah, go get her, then let's get this done with.
>>40062026>OTHER>Hey girls, would you like to come with me and talk to your 'sister'?
>>40062026>ask if they will be okay with brigette. If not take them
>>40062026>[x] Yeah, go get her, then let's get this done with.
>>40062026> Yeah, go get her, then let's get this done with.>>40062050this too though
>>40062026>[X] Yeah, go get her, then let's get this done with.
>>40062026> No, it's ok. They can come with.Okay, she either got shot down, or this will devolve into something like Paris again.I BLAME CONSTANTINA
>>40062026>[x] Yeah, go get her, then let's get this done with.We all know what our main question for her will be."Who did this?"
>>40062026>[x] Yeah, go get her, then let's get this done with.Bring them isn't going to be a good idea, though I hate leaving them.>“You are needing to talk to their sister.” She ejected or was forced down?
>>40062090Hey, Konstantina may be a yandere but she did nothing wrong.
>>40062143Kinda sounds like she's in Berlin, though I guess we'll fine out shortly.
>>40062026>OTHERAsk them if they want to go with us. They may want to be there to finalize their separation from her, or they may want to never see her again. Either way, let's make it their decision.
Just to remind people the sister was supposedly kidnapped like they were and was trying to take care of them but, was taken and tortured/brainwashed into her craziness now.
>>40061970Had to look it up, the Grizzlies are considered a brown bear subspecies.We know that witch familiars don't necessarily have to be animals from the witch's native country. Brigitte expected a crocodile and got a cat like her mom. They can also match family lines or just be kind of random, Lucchini got a panther somehow for instance. We have examples of canines, felines and birds. Reptiles are possible too, even if the only examples so far are snakes. Plus fish/sharks and maybe other invertebrate oceangoing creatures like squids. If the arachnid familiar is canon that opens up spiders and other insects.There isn't much left that couldn't be a possible witch familiar other than, I dunno, dinosaurs. And uh, whatever this thing is...also fuck you captcha a sub is not a goddamn hamburger
>>40062299Reverse image search reveals...SEA SLUG WITCH
>>40062299>Crocodiles>native to North Americanamefag what are you doing
>>40062373Don't forget the Sea Cucumber Witch and her BFF the Pearlfish Witch.
>>40062299>Brigitte expected a crocodileAlligator.
>>40062405Oh god not those two again!
>>40062470>>40062379Hmm upon further research they DO have crocodiles in the states, but only at the very tip of Florida. The rest of the American crocodiles mostly live on the south continent. Everything else is gators.So it's a real shame that Brigitte didn't get the gator familiar she wanted. Imagine all the Steve Irwin quotes we could have used.
>>40062661>Core Blimey, ain't she a big'un!
>>40062661You think they won't make them anywayMost people can't be bothered to differentiate between crocs and gators
>>40062661>I'm gonna wrassle 'er.And then Fronk's hips were broken.
>>40062692We just act that way with sloidah
>>40062661It's all right. We have Slider. We can wrassle that 24-inch python all day long... if you know what I mean...
>>40062759Acted, even. Remember Barin?
>>40062764Funny thing is, if Steve Irwin heard what we said about Slider, Frank inspired the Crocodile Hunter.
>>40062777Remember Alaska? We did a Steve Irwin impression then.
>>40062809>>40062777Remember Beirut?You're with us
>>40062786The Irwin will not be denied his bread and butter, not even by witches or the fae.
>>40062928What about Gnomes?
>>40062888....aaaand we never know what happened there.Thanks, Makarov.
>>40062958Isn't it obvious? Irwin IS a Gno-*gets tackle-wrestled from behind by a burly Australian*Halp! Halp! Rape! Rape!
>>40062968>Elsa, my friend, you never should have come here>What the hell's she talking about?>beepbeepbeepGet out, now!>BOOM>RIP Hessler
[x] Yeah, go get her, then let's get this done with.You nod. The girls have certainly had enough for one day- and it's not even noon, yet. “Yeah, go get her, then let's get this done with.” You say, reaching out as Katya passes Stasya back to you and stands up, looking back. She smiles. “I am wishing I could take a picture.” She says. You laugh, and she turns and heads out of the door. “Are you girls ok with staying here while I talk to her?” You ask. Both of them look at you, but don't respond. You laugh again. “I'm not a mind reader, girls.” Eventually, Stasya nods. “Yes, papa.” She says, quietly. “We feel bad that we shot at her.” “You do?” You ask. She nods. “We know that she is not normal anymore, that the colonel did things to her. We know that she says things that she doesn't mean. We know that she's like we were. But she wanted to take us away- take you away- a-and...” She trails off, tearing up again. “Hey, it's ok.” You say, pulling her in close again. “I'm not going anywhere, ok?” She nods. “Papa, will you adopt her too?” Lilya asks. You laugh. “Why, do you want me to?” She shakes her head. “I-I don't know. She was always nice to us, but she's not-” “She changed.” Stasya says. “She was always nice to us, but after the colonel started training her, she wasn't the same.” She shakes her head again. “She wasn't the same.” 1/3 (I think, spacing is weird)
Your response is cut short by Katya and Brigitte entering the room. “Frank?” Katya asks- you look up at her and smile tiredly. “Come, we need to be going. Brigitte says they will attempt to fix supper for us.” Both the girls perk up a bit at this. And Brigitte grins. “I be tryin, anyway. Maman, she not be so good a teacha, now.” She says, setting down an assault pack and opening it up to get an apron out. “C'mon over to maman, girls, she get ya yah aprons. Ya be wantin it, I tink.” That seems to get the girls moving. Not quickly- but they slide off their perches on you and walk over cautiously, taking the aprons from Brigitte. Lilya ties hers on without help, while Stasya leaves hers hanging, seemingly at a loss until Brigitte shows her how to wrap the cords around herself and tie them in the front. Brigitte stands back and tuts. “Dey too big for ya, but it be workin for now.” She says. “Now, to de kitchen! I be showin ya how ta make cajun chicken.” You smile, following Katya out of the room- you're surprised when she whirls on you as soon as the door clicks closed and pins you to the wall, kissing you hungrily. She finally comes up for air what seems like a month later and smiles. “That.” She says, “I was waiting for for too long.” “I can tell.” You say, trying to catch your breath. She laughs. “Do not think I will be misbehaving with you with the girls here.” She says. “I am sure Tabitha and Rachel will understand if I am telling them this, yes?” “Probably.” You say as you walk down the hall. “So what's the deal with Anya, anyway?” She shrugs. “She was like you. Didn't want to leave her airplane even after it is being clear that her airplane is no longer flying.” She says. “But this is of no concern to me.” “They shot her down?” You ask. She nods. 2/4
>>40063021>The Anarchist's cookbookWell no shit everything's on fire.
“They were, as you say, all over her.” She responds as you step into the elevator. “I arrived in time only to help in the last few seconds. She made no attempt to eject, and I believe the canopy had been welded shut to prevent it.” “Welded- what?” You ask. That just raises all kinds of questions you're not even sure you want answered. “It was a one way trip?” Katya shrugs. “This is possible, she will not say. I had to use explosives to open the cockpit enough to pull her out. Her neural uplink disengaged when I did.” She pauses. “I was worried it would contain an explosive. We are fortunate it did not.” You don't say anything as you both step back outside and Katya hands you a motorcycle helmet. She grins when you turn it over in your hands. “I am hoping you do not mind riding behind me.” She says. “I have been learning in my spare time since we were in California. I have been looking forward to this for some time.” “I- yeah.” You say, flipping the helmet over and putting it on, following her over to a Kawasaki bike- inwardly you grimace, though you have to say the selection kind of fits her. She saddles up and starts it in a single kick, and you get on behind. The ride is short, which you're kind of glad for. Khakis are far from ideal for riding like that, and while she's good, she's not the best you've ever seen. You dismount infront of a nondescript building on the river. A pair of heavily tinted double doors give no indication of the building's function, though, once inside, the armed guards, augmented by a pair of witches in leopard 2 strikers gives it away. 3/4
>>40063107>Katya>KawasakiIt has to be a Ninja.HAS TO BE.
Behind the desk, another witch looks up, then smiles. “Ah, Senior Lieutenant. I take it this is your Commander Bishop?” She says in accented english. Katya smiles and nods. “Yes, he is, as you say, mine.” The witch laughs at that. “Here to see your girl?”Katya nods again. “This way then.” She says- you note one of the witches in her strikers falls into step behind you. “That much of a threat?” You ask. She shakes her head. “Precautions.” She says, simply, leading you to a simple room, one barely furnished. It looks like any interrogation room you've ever seen. You and Katya step in, while she leaves the door open behind you. “Wait here, we'll bring her.” She says. “Anything I need to know, Katya?” Just wait quietly. You can take cues from Katya.
>>40063156>[X] “Anything I need to know, Katya?”
>>40063052>Brigitte carries a Tactical Sexual Assault ApronTruly prepared for everything.
>>40063156> “Anything I need to know, Katya?
>>40063156> “Anything I need to know, Katya?”
>>40063156> “Anything I need to know, Katya?”>>40063136ZX-250A?
>>40063156> Just wait quietly. You can take cues from Katya.LIKE ANYBODY TELLS US ANYTHING THESE DAYS, RIGHT?
>>40063156>[X] “Anything I need to know, Katya?”>>40063107>canopy was welded shutDidn't Laika have the same deal with her Nosterfatu in PJ witches? Fucking Russians.
>[x] “Anything I need to know, Katya?”
>>40063156>[x] "Anything I need to know, Katya?"
>>40063156>[x] “Anything I need to know, Katya?”>following her over to a Kawasaki bike- inwardly you grimace, though you have to say the selection kind of fits her.Shit, a Ninja does fit her well.>“Ah, Senior Lieutenant. I take it this is your Commander Bishop?”Hahaha
>>40063193I was thinking the Ninja 900 actually.
>>40063021Hey Ghost is starting to use fanart now.Must have a stockpile prepared.
>>40063209YepThis is what happens when you've got fanatics and crazies running a war of survival with nothing left to lose
>>40063277Also when you have a serious problem with your high-value assets defecting.She'll be what, the fourth one thanks to Frank alone?
>>40063314>She'll be what, the fourth one thanks to Frank alone?Would the plane full of scientists and technicians also count? Frank and Spellcaster are the ones that made that defection possible, after all.
>>40062661Actually, Crocodiles can be found in the middle parts of Florida. Very infrequently, but found all the same.
>>40063156>[x] “Anything I need to know, Katya?”
>>40063334Right, though they probably weren't witches.Also whoever the hell those two were that Brigitte bagged on that black op.
>>40063052>You smile, following Katya out of the room- you're surprised when she whirls on you as soon as the door clicks closed and pins you to the wall, kissing you hungrily. She finally comes up for air what seems like a month later and smiles. “That.” She says, “I was waiting for for too long.”But didn't she give Frank the tongue back in the train station?
>>40063458Quickies don't count
Do we have any lewd fics now that Bishop brothers are getting it on FINALLY?
>>40063624>You turn around in time to catch Katya's hug- she follows up with a hell of a kiss, too. Someone's been coaching her, you think distantly. “Welcome to Berlin.” She says, pulling away with a smile.Not sure if this is a quicky.>>40063641Not for awhile, Feelthy might do it but he just finished an Ogawa chapter on Sunday, so it might take him some time.
>>40063641Well, they're all in the same theater now, not counting jess.Maybe they'll get a chance to meet up and compare girlfriends.
>>40063641Man, I really need to get back into Pararescue Witches.... Its been since like thread 20...
>>40063675>Jess is getting more pussy than Jake is right now
[x] “Anything I need to know, Katya?”“Anything I need to know, Katya?” You ask, sitting down in one of the chairs and setting your cover on the table. She nods. “This girl, she is not knowing who you are.” She says. “She knows me, but this is because I am telling her who I am.” You nod, and she continues. “She is hating the butcher.” She says. “She claims he must have corrupted her sisters to get them to behave like that. It is greatly disturbing to her.” “She'll know me as soon as she sees me.” You say. “Remember? I'm a wanted man. Bounty and all.” Katya nods. “I know.” She says, then hesitates. “She is liking me. I saved her.” She says. “I am hoping this will help her understand why Stasya and Lilya did what they did.” You blink. “Is this even legal?” You ask. She shrugs. “I am believing so.” She sits down and takes one of your hands in both of hers. “Frank, you are helping people who need it. I am asking you to help this girl. I cannot, not as you can.” She says.  I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that.  I don't know about this, Katya. This could go wrong in so many ways.
>>40063752> I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that.
>>40063752> I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that. I'll go get Neco-Arc for this, hang on.
>>40063156>[x] Anything I need to know, Katya?Operation ADOPT ALL THE DEUTSCH DAUGHTERUS a go?
>>40063752>[x] I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that.
>>40063752>[x] I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that. Are we about to add to the number of girls in Fronk's life? I think we are about to daughteru get. Again.
>>40063752ugh. late to the party>[x] I'll try Katya.No fuck that we're doing it. OPERATION ADOPT ALL THE DEUTSCH DAUGHTERUS is DEFINITELY A GO
>[x] I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that. Let's hope we can help her be the person the girls remember again.
>>40063752 I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that. >"Guardian of Witches, got to give it a try."
>>40063752>[x] I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that.I honestly think the fact that being a POW is going to be a good thing for her, since it'll put her far out of reach of the Colonel.
>>40063752 I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that.
>>40063752>[x] I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that. >>40063822Her conditioning is far too along at this point but that doesn't mean we can't try to help.
I wonder if georgette can heal brain damage and brainwashing.
>>40063799>>40063822Not yet enough daughteru. Must get.
>>40063752> I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that.Add headpats.
You know, I fear this will be a Misono-like scenario or something.That is unless, of course, it becomes a Revolutionary Girl Utena thing for Anya and Katya
>>40063752>Katya nods. “I know.” She says, then hesitates. “She is liking me. I saved her.” She says. “I am hoping this will help her understand why Stasya and Lilya did what they did.” >You blink. “Is this even legal?” You ask.I feel like there is a sentence missing inbetween, I don't understand.
>>40063858At this rate we will adopt enough daughters to fill a full Squadron.
>>40063882I like this idea. It will be best squadron.
>>40063846Exactly.But I don't believe in no-win scenarios. Even if we don't adopt her as a daughteru, we WILL help this girl get back on her feet.And when we do find this Colonel, we WILL lay the hurt on him so much he WILL wish he was dead.
>>40063846I think we may be able to help her at least a little, especially if Stasya and Lilya want to help her get better at some point.
>>40063882...I'm starting to think that Merc and ghost have a secret war on who can get the most daughterus.
You guys better not try to adopt her.
>>40063752>>40063832>[X] I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that.>>"Guardian of Witches, got to give it a try."I like this sentiment.
>>40063752[X] I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that.
>>40063898Do you believe in reprogramming the simulation so its possible to rescue the Kobayashi Maru?
>>40063752>[X] I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that.
>>40063913If we include Merc Previous quest... isn't Merc still going ahead with P-kun adopting three of Tomb Girls?
>>40063916TOO LATE. THERE ARE NO BRAKES ON THE DAUGHTERU TRAIN
>>40063916you cannot stop usssssss
>>40063932I believe in reprogramming the simulation to save the Kobayashi Maru AND the antagonists.
>>40063942I don't think they count. I can only imagine Pierce and Frank having a daughteru war
>>40063951>>40063932We Kirk nao?
>Shoot Russians>Recieve Daughters
>>40063932Yes. Failure is NOT an option.The universe doesn't cheat. It plays by the same rules as you and I. And if I can get an advantage over that cheating program, I will.Besides, it's a test of character anyway. Tenacity above all. Unwillingness to accept anything less than victory. Dedication to the safety of all.
>>40063916At this stage no, if we can break the conditioning then maybe. Probably.
>>40063967Daughteru Olympics?See daughterus go head to head in different events?
>>40063982Shoot daughters and receive Russians.
>>40063997It all started with a piggyback race... and it wasn't even over daughterus!
>>40063968Silly anon, we were always Kirk.>>40063997Piggyback Racing is the oldest event in the Daughteru Olympics.
>>40063982LOL!!! >Recieve Daughters & harem seems like a reward>Happy family life>Dating age arrives>Truth Revealed: Is punishment for all the lives we took>Fronk knows only suffering
>>40064005Konstantina Route go!>>40063997Piggybacking! Frank and Pierce strength testing
>>40063989We'll have to see. If heal witches can help with the damage it might be possible to break the conditioning. Also it does look like shes not too hung up on returning to the russian lines and is more concerned about her sisters?
>>40064005Receive Russians. Receive daughterus. Receive Russian daughterus. Win-win.
>>40064052SHE BECOMES BEST OLDER SISTERGlorious!
>>40064072>RECEIVE PUTIN>>40064047/人◕ ‿‿ ◕人＼?
FOR ALL MY NIGGAS IN AMERICA, THIS ONE'S FOR YOUPIC RELATED, HOMIES
>>40064005Daughteru Russians and recieve shoot.
>>40064052It's not like her brain is damaged, it's her mental state that was forcibly changed. I'd be surprised if a heal witch could do anything about it. This is a job to a psychiatrist.
>>40064135NO NONO DEATH FLAGSNO ANONSTOP!
>>40064135Shoot and receive Russian daughters.
>>40064157We don't know exactly what they did to her. Some brain damage may have been part of it.
>>40064151Gearing up for the Fourth soon, fellow Americans. I need to design a system to deliver cold beers from my beer fridge to anywhere in my house.
>>40064095>Gets Worse: Daughters only want to date - MARINES>or even - CHAIR FORCE>Waifus must constantly stop Fronk from trying to kill himself in twisted ways>Story gets made into a blockbuster black comedy by Cohen Brothers - Big Lewbowski never gets made>Society crumbles
By the way anons, what do you think our newest [s]daughteru[/s] acquaintance looks like?
>>40064215HAHA TIME TO GO BACK IN TIME HOMUHOMU STYLE
>>40064207COOLER, RED, WHITE, AND BLUEFILL WITH ICE AND ICE COLDSENJOY
>>40064207>not having a trained Eagle that fetches beers for you.Get out of America.
>>40064215Well.I don't think Fronk will angry just because that. Remember, his brother is a PJ and his sister is Marine.But, he will subject them to Hell Week to see if they worthy his daughters.
>>40064229GOD DAMN IT MAN IT'S FUCKING BRILLIANT but how do I get perfectly chilled Coke to go into my Jack? I DON'T WANNA MIX THAT--what if I premix it, like, a week beforeand then just let the drinks chill in my fridgeoh my god anon you're amazing I love you
>>40064207inb4 daughtersAlso page 10. Nuu thread tonight?
Is today a some sort of big day on Americaland?
>>40064281Time to lewd Ghost~
>>40064286it's always a big day in freedom land
>>40064286Not yet it's not, no, but it's never too early to start celebrating AMERICA.
>>40064287Time to Ghost lewd.
>>40064047>>40064215Nah, it'll be fine.The daughters have 3 very scary moms breathing down their necks.
>>40064286In a month and a half but we celebrate freedom everyday.
>>40064316Lewd time to Ghost.
>>40064263EXCELLENT WORK PRIVATENow go out and buy your shit, it's Memorial Day in less than a week
>>40064316Time to write Ghost lewds~man all these food captchas are making me hungry
I'll just leave this here>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZirGXaNzYU0
>>40064344To write Ghost lewds time~
>>40064359Rex lewding ghost?Why am I imagining a dinosaur lewding ghost
>>40064359Time to lewds Ghost time~
>>40064369We need a drawfag, stat
>>40064286We have our Memorial Day coming up this weekend and Monday of next week.That's good enough for some pre-emptive freedom celebrations.
[x] I'll try, Katya. I can't offer more than that. You sigh and nod. “I'll try, Katya.” You say. “I can't offer more than that.” She smiles, kissing you a lot more gently than the last couple of times. “Thank you, Frank Bishop.” She says. “You are a good man.” You grin. “I'd hope so.” You respond. “You're dating me, after all.” She laughs- then looks up as the door opens and a small girl in a plain looking jumpsuit is brought in. The door closes behind her as she suffles over to the seat, looking at Katya, then, warily, at you. “Anya, this is the man I told you of.” Katya says, indicating you. The girl looks at you, frowning. “He is safe to talk to?” She asks, then looks around. “I understand I have failed, but he's not one of the colonel's men?” Katya shakes her head. “He is from the United States.” She says. “He is?” Anya asks, leaning forward a bit. “He looks familiar....” Katya nods. “He should. His name is Frank Bishop.” 1/3
“Fra- he is the butcher!” Anya cries, practically jumping back in her seat. “What did you do to my sisters you monster!” She yells. “You did something to them, I know it!” “Anya, please!” Katya says, raising her voice above that of the younger witch. “He did nothing to Stasya and Lilya.” “They attacked me! They attacked me because of him!” She responds. “He had to have! What did you do to them! They were good girls, they didn't deserve this! You have them somewhere, don't you! Tell me! Tell me where they are!” You look over at Katya, who nods. “Back at the hotel.” You say. “Learning how to cook chicken.” “At the hotel?” Anya responds, sounding confused and doubtful. “Learning to cook? You're lying!” Katya shakes her head. “He's not, Anya.” She says. “We can bring you some, if you like.” “I want to see them!” Anya fires back. “I want to see with my own eyes that you haven't done anything to them!” “I'll have to ask them.” You say, keeping your voice level. “They may not want to see you. They did seem angry about your threats yesterday.” “Only because you've twisted their minds.” She says, sullenly. “They were good girls. Good girls! They didn't deserve what you've done to them.” “What I've done?” You ask. “I mean, I adopted them, so there's that-” “Adopted?” Anya asks, confused. “What is this? Some form of torture? It is, isn't it?! You monster!” “Not quite.” You say, shrugging. “It must be. You tortured them and broke their minds.” She says. “You turned them against me, and against the colonel.”“So who is this colonel, anyway?” Katya asks. “I am sure he will be anxious to know you're alive and well.” “Colonel Volgin.” Anya says. “And I don't think he will care. I am a failure, I couldn't even stop my sisters.” “Sounds like quite a guy.” You snort. “He doesn't even care about his people.” 2/3
“Says the butcher.” Anya fires back. “At least he only punished me when I was bad. Stasya and Lilya never resisted, why did you hurt them?” “I didn't.” You respond. “I want to see them. I want to talk to them.” She says. “We are done until then.” “Anya...” Katya tries- the girl shakes her head. “No!” She says. “We are done until I hear from my sisters that this man never did anything to them!” “Fine.” Katya says. “It will not be until later, perhaps days from now.” “I can wait.” Anya responds, then folds her arms across her chest and sits back, clearly done with the conversation. The door opens a minute later and the guards, escort her out of the room. Katya sighs as you leave the building. “That did not go as well as I'd planned.” She says. “We'll get Stasya and Lilya in on it.” You say. “I'm sure they'll help if we ask.” Katya nods. “I hope so.” She looks up at the noon sky. “I feel as if I am owing these girls a personal debt. I cannot believe my country would do these things.” She sighs. “I cannot believe no one stopped this.” “It's not your fault.” You say, not quite sure if that's the right thing, but needing to say something. “You had no way of knowing.” She shakes her head. “I know.” She says. “But I feel as if it is.” She sighs again, pulling her hair back, and grinning at you. “If we get some privacy, I can think of another way to thank you, too.” Her vicious grin leaves no doubt as to what she means.
>>40064419Ohhhh boy>Next time on Strikers '89!
Couldn't we, you know.Call the hotel? Put them on the phone so she can speak to them abit?
>>40064441RIP in pepperoni Frank's Pelviswe hardly knew ye
And that's it for the night! Sorry about the slow update times tonight, I got kind of sidetracked here trying to clean up the desk a bit. there was an attempt, hahaha! Anyway, no news for you guys to look for, other than restating that I am still working on Raikov, so that's not dead, haha. I should have something in the next couple weeks, hopefully. Other than that though, nada. Keep an eye on the twitter I guess, and I may still set up an ask.fm account cos why not? hahaha. We'll be back at the regular time next week, of course, so till then, gents, cheers!
>>40064419>“If we get some privacy, I can think of another way to thank you, too.” Her vicious grin leaves no doubt as to what she means.
>>40064456Thanks for the thread boss.Also requesting permission to post writefagging
>>40064419Katya's first time will be in a boom closet.....Hours later, we heard on the news that the hotel is on fire
>>40064456thanks for today boss.
>>40064456thanks for running
>>40064456Ghost, what's your Twitter account's username??
>>40064456Thanks, Ghost! Hope Fronk can adopt Anya soon. That'll show that Chair Force Pierce who's the boss.
>>40064456Thanks again, Ghost
>>40064456I think I'm looking forward to Katya lewd the most out of the three considering where in the hell will they do it.?On the other hand, I'm wondering how the hotel will fare.
>>40064472>3x daughterus>all of them glorious Teutonic girlsI don't think I can take it any more!
>>40064456What do you think of Strike Witches 3?
>>40064489She said she'd behave herself because the girls are here
>>40064500Rall a best
>>40064461NO. NO WRITEFAGGING. EVER. nah , go for it man. hahahah!
>>40064419>I cannot believe my country would do these things.” She sighs. “I cannot believe no one stopped this.Every country has its low points where there isn't enough good men or women to stand up against whats wrong.>>40064456Good run as always Ghost!
>>40064500it's going to be shit, just like the rest of the anime and movies
>>40064512Ah, thanks.... Crap, the thread might 404 soon, so have a link guys.>http://pastebin.com/KCwMbjQGAlso, if you missed Move 1 of my attempt at a side story, go here:>http://pastebin.com/5a9jAytR
>>40064500Cupcakeski's antics will become the stuff of legends.cupcakeski needs to act like tony stark or i will be madwe need more charming playgirls in our world
>>40064503>She sighs again, pulling her hair back, and grinning at you. “If we get some privacy, I can think of another way to thank you, too.” Her vicious grin leaves no doubt as to what she means.Girls aren't here, but the girls are setting things on fire in the hotel that shouldn't be on fire.How long their intimate session will be, Sasya and Katya will end up summon a fire god.
>>40064419Katya shows her true colours, huehuehue.
>>40064456So Ghost by the time Frank and Katya get back, how frazzled Bridgette will be after her cooking session with his daughters. Will they feed him the chicken? or what might have been a chicken?
>>40064579>Anya sees them the next day, singed hair and still slightly smelling of smoke."You burned them!" she shrieks. "How could you~~!!"
>>40064607Adoption = Burning in Anya's mind now.
>>40064542Or I could, you know, link it here as well.Move 2: Bishop and RookTHE YOUNG AIR CONTROL OFFICER took in the sights of the pre-dawn sky as he made his way to the Asuka II’s top deck. His frazzled hair, youthful face, loosely-worn flight suit and loud-colored undershirt with a Shonen Knife print belied the fact that he was, in fact, in command of an airborne command and control platform attached to the most advanced ship in the navy. Every morning without fail, Lieutenant Junior Grade Fukube Ichinose would come up to the top deck before the rouse to catch a glimpse of the first rays peek from beyond the horizon, a habit of his since he was a kid back in Ibaraki. Crazy as it might appear, doing this made him feel at ease. There must have been something in seeing the first rays of sun every morning that stirs the heart. He stretched, taking in the air while doing so. For a moment, everything seemed peaceful. “I seriously do not get why you always do this in the morning,” a snarky voice said from behind him. Ichinose ran a hand over his short hair before turning to face his ‘assailant’, a smile of pure amusement written on his face. “My, my, aren’t we grumpy this morning.” His grin widening, he added, “That time of the month again, I take it?”
>>40064633Lieutenant Junior Grade Erika Takamiya wore an unmarked version of the standard witch flight jacket, with the skivvies to match. A white beret hung from her right passant. Her deep purple, shoulder-length hair was held in place by a headband with a mint-colored ribbon on the right. Her hazel eyes still showed signs of sleep. She held a styrofoam cup filled with coffee in her left hand. She laughed the last comment off as she strode towards Ichinose. “Since when did you learn to be counter-snarky?” Crossing her arms, Takamiya added, “I don’t remember the Flight Officer Course having a subject on that.” “Hey, I try to rein it in, you know,” Ichinose replied. “But you can’t help getting snarky when you’re handling a rowdy crew and ‘unrestrained’ witches at the same time.” He briefly glanced to his E-2 Hawkeye, parked not too far away on the starboard side of the Asuka II, before turning back to the witch. “Anyway, what brings the air wing vice-commander up top so early in the morning? This isn’t like you at all. Don’t tell me I was right--” “Put a sock in it, Fukube,” Takamiya interrupted. “That joke isn’t funny.” She took a sip of coffee from her styrofoam cup before continuing. “I… I just have some things on my mind, you see.” She regarded her companion—Ichinose had his flight suit unzipped as usual, the upper part hanging loosely at the waist. An old habit from their training days at Hakodate that he can’t kill, Takamiya thought. Ichinose stuffed his hands in his pockets. “You ALWAYS have things on your mind.” Takamiya has always been the overthinking type; ever since Hakodate, she’s taken it upon herself to worry about other people’s well-being. She took the whole “you’re a senior officer, these people’s lives are in your hands” talk from their former commanding officer a little too much to heart.
>>40064607Then we pull the Frank Maneuver and headpat her until she's calmed down.
>>40064644The dark-haired witch stared into her cup for a moment, as if contemplating what to say. A moment later, she exclaimed, “I guess I’m just worried about how the war’s progressing and all.” She paused. “Do you think… what we’re doing here, so far from the front, is making a difference for everyone else?” “Oh, dear, here you go again with your deep thinking,” Ichinose replied, shrugging. “Of course what we’re doing is making a difference. Otherwise you’d see more casualties on the news. Imagine getting recognition for helping in perfecting a new weapon system for our witches!” the air control officer emphasized his point by thrusting his fist in the air. “I can see it now: ‘Navy test squadron helps save lives!’ They’d make documentaries about us!” Takamiya gave Ichinose an annoyed look. “You’re not helping, Fukube.” She finished her coffee before adding, “I still think we’ll be sent to the front soon.” She shuddered involuntarily. “These pilots and witches… they’re far too young to see the true horrors of war. They’re not ready for it.” She hugged herself, clutching the sleeves of her uniform. Her purple hair drooped down, covering the dark expression on her face. Images of the battle of Tokyo flashed in her mind.
>>40064648"My face.. it burns... why?! The butcher is burning meeeee!"
>>40064654They were both silent for a while, the witch holding on to herself tightly, the air control officer looking around helplessly as if searching for something to break the ice. After what almost amounted to minutes, Ichinose finally spoke, “Look, Erika. You… you shouldn’t be so cynical about this situation we’re in, okay?” Again, he looked around, unsure how to proceed. “The Army’s already making headway into the heart of China, Korea’s pretty stable, and Russia’s suffering heavily on the Western Front. I’m sure they won’t need to put us in the fight.” Putting on a grin, he added, “Even if they DO call us up—and I highly doubt that—you, me, everyone in this carrier group is getting out of it alive. We have the Crimson Lightning commanding us; we’ve got the most advanced ships, planes, and strikers at our disposal…” “You’re oversimplifying things, Fukube,” Takamiya exclaimed, cutting off the ACO’s pep talk short. “Just think of the aviators and witches. They’re barely fresh off training, probably still idealistic, thinking how glorious it is to fight in His Imperial Majesty’s Navy. Imagine them seeing death and destruction.” The witch fiddled with her green hair ribbon for a bit before continuing. “If they do survive combat, they’d be scarred for life. I… I don’t want that to happen to them.” Ichinose made no attempt to cut in. “They have their whole lives ahead of them… they… they shouldn’t even be here in the first place.”
>>40064658"I-is this the power of the butcher?!"
>>40064664Ichinose sighed. This was typical of Takamiya; she holds her thoughts in, more often than not, but when she lets them loose, she can get very emotional. “You know, my father used to tell me something: fate is like a tsunami; you can choose to fight it and face utter destruction, or ride its currents and take control.” The witch looked up, her attention now focused on him. “We can’t always choose our battlefields, Erika. Sometimes life throws us a curveball that catches us off-guard. Sometimes, too, you don’t actually have to hit that curveball to win the match.” He paused, pulling out a box of Pocky. Snatching a Pocky stick and putting it in his mouth, he continued, “I don’t really know what’s going to happen when all this is over. What I DO know is that, whatever happens, I’ll make sure I can make the most out of my time in service. That means helping out those who took it the hardest in this war, the ones who have been scarred and will be scarred by all this fighting. I don’t have a plan yet on how to do it, but I will do it.” Takamiya actually smiled at that; a weak smile, but a smile nonetheless. “Fukube, you were always so optimistic… I’m sure it will get you in trouble in the future.” She wiped away the tears that had formed in her eyes. “By the way…” “What I—” a wicked right hook hit Ichinose square in the jaw before he can finish his reply, dropping him flat on the deck. The ACO sat up quickly, clutching at his lower jaw as he did so. “Well gee, I thought you don’t do that anymore,” he said, as the witch offered him a hand to help him stand up. “You said you’d stop hitting me for no reason back in Hakodate, remember?”
>>40064667Ghost, make it happen.
>>40064678“This is a special case,” Takamiya replied, dusting off her hands. “Pent-up frustrations get to you, you know?” Ichinose merely smirked in reply. Chuckling, Takamiya continued, “Anyway, I really do appreciate you listening to me. You’ve been helpful, though not much, and… wait, are you even listening?” The ACO was actually looking behind the witch, distracted by something. Before Takamiya could see what it was, she felt something tug on her uniform. Turning around, she found the source of the tugging: Ensign Nanami Kaede. The little witch held on to Takamiya’s sleeve with her left hand while her right hand was clutching a copy of Jo’s Boys. “Already? Hang on, Nanami, let me finish up here, okay?” Takamiya exclaimed, fixing her white beret on—a personal accessory that she kept from her academy days. Kaede nodded wordlessly in response. “It’s time for you to go, I take it? After all, your cute little sister came up here to fetch you,” Ichinose smirked. Takamiya snapped back with equal snark, “For the last time, Fukube, she is not my little sister, and I do not have a little sister complex, so shove it.” She turned to go, Kaede close to her side and still clutching her sleeve. She stopped however and, without turning, exclaimed, “Thanks again, Fukube. I owe you one.” Ichinose watched them go. He turned towards the horizon as the first rays of sunlight peeked from behind the clouds. He grinned, though his jaw still felt the sting from that punch earlier. “So much for enjoying the sunrise,” he muttered to himself as he took a bite at another Pocky stick.
>>40064667What does Anya look like anyway?
>>40064658>>40064667That's it. Commence OPERATION ADOPT ALL THE DEUTSCH DAUGHTERUS!We must acquire the GLORIOUS ball of (blonde? I picture Anya as Bismarck-chan) BLONDE ADORABLENESS that is ANYA!
>>40064698Admiral AIKAWA chuckled as he watched the scene from the observation deck. “Ah, the joys of youth,” he muttered. He glanced over to his companion—a young officer with short, wavy hair, piercing black eyes and stubby nose, wearing an unmarked navy blue field jacket, white ascot, white pants and well-shined black shoes—to see his reaction. “I don’t know how getting punched in the face could amount to the joys of youth, sir,” Naval Intelligence Liaison Jinn Hamatsu replied, visibly puzzled at the admiral’s remark. “That’s precisely the point, Hamatsu. Youth is that phase of life when you can get away with bizarre notions like getting punched in the face.” Aikawa patted the younger officer on the shoulder, adding, “You’ll understand when you get to my age.” “But sir, you’re barely even 48.” Hamatsu refuted, still confused. Aikawa sighed. Kids these days tend to overthink things. “With that done,” he exclaimed, changing the subject, “I suppose we can focus on the matter at hand, Hamatsu?” “Indeed sir,” Hamatsu responded in a business-like tone. “I looked into background information concerning Ensigns Ichimonji and Kaede.” He paused. “I found some, ‘discrepancies’, if you will.”
>>40064684>>40064667What would Konnie say in this situation?
>>40064708Aikawa stayed mum and serious, his attention focused on every word coming out of the intelligence officer’s mouth. “I made queries on basic information, mostly concerning their background as orphans. However, when I tried to extract higher-end information, I was, ‘denied’, so to speak.” Hamatsu fixed his ascot. “Actually, headquarters was just looping my queries around different intelligence branches. What’s even weirder is that, when I was close to getting the information I really need, I run into ministry-level intelligence staff, brushing off my queries with official excuses for the unavailability of the data.” He shrugged. “It’s like they don’t want people to know more about those two witches, apart from the basics.” The admiral scratched his chin, contemplating on the information given him. “Why am I not surprised?” He then remembered his briefing on these girls; his superiors told him they were high-value assets that would be help ‘in conducting research and testing for new weapons’, and nothing else. He tried to inquire further, but he was brushed off with the remark that he lacked ‘clearance’ for the information. Turning back to his companion, he asked, “What do you suggest we do now, Hamatsu?” “Well sir, I could still use some other avenues,” the intelligence liaison replied. Fixing his uniform he added, “But then we could run into problems over ‘back channels’ and whatnot.” “I can accept the risks, Hamatsu,” Aikawa replied. “Just try to make it as tidy around the edges as possible. If what Sa-" He stops himself before he can say his friend’s name. “If my source’s hunch is right, there might be more to this whole assignment than meets the eye. If you can’t keep this job entirely clean, Hamatsu, you have my permission to get creative.”
>>40064719The liaison regarded the last statement coolly before answering, “Of course Admiral Aikawa.” With that, he clicked his heels and saluted the admiral. “By your leave, sir.” Aikawa saluted back. “Keep up the good work, Hamatsu. Dismissed.” The rouse blared over the intercom as Aikawa turned to look back on deck, by now milling with activity. Catapult crews checking the wind speed, arresting gear teams double-checking the #4 arresting gear, ordnancemen and fuel crews slowly coming topside from elevators. A bosun’s call can be heard not too far away, signaling for the boatswain’s gang to assemble. Fixing his command cap back on, Aikawa muttered, “Quite the mess we’ve gotten ourselves in, huh?”
>>40064732... Annnd I guess that's it for Move 2 of my attempt at a sidestory. Again, spergings and comments are welcome.
>>40064742Is Erika a tsundere?
>>40064750Nah, she's just defensive.This is a plot point. I think.
>>40064771Great snippet, LurK. Keep up the good work.
>>40064664>We have the Crimson Lightning commanding us;Char Aznable's on this ship?
>>40064788Sorry to burst your bubble, but the Crimson Lightning is actually Johnny Ridden.Also Admiral Aikawa is known as the Crimson Lightning among aircrews. This is another plot point. I guess.
>>40064787Thanks. I'll do my best!
>>40064810>the Crimson Lightning is actually Johnny Ridden.I know.
I was thinking of writing something too. Is Merlin off limits for side stuff?
>>40064841As long as it's not lewd, I guess.My opinion is you should go for it!
>>40064841If you write lewds for Merlin you are already dead.
>>40064899What about lewds that Merlin wrote?
>>40065018You play with powers beyond your control, Starshadow...
>>40065018Lewds about fronk, merlin and wyvern?