You are Giles, Master Thief, lover extraordinaire, and professional fighter.Your job has taken another interesting turn, as you’ve now gone from escort to spymaster.After wrestling with Marcy for a while, Selene fell asleep so you two could talk about adult things.Like the fact that you’re the Master Thieves. All of them.Marcy took it pretty well, you think. At the very least, she didn’t try to stab you. Though handing her the trophy you stole from her before you knew her probably helped.The fires of war rise and dance on the whim of a Devil. Will you extinguish them before they spread, or let them grow into a conflagration to consume the world? >Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=On%20a%20Devil%27s%20Whim>QM Twitter: https://twitter.com/SmileytheQM
“Paaaaaaaapaaaaaaaaaa”You stir in your sleep.“Waaaaaaaaaake uuuuuuuuuuup!” You open your eyes and roll over just in time to brace yourself against your assailant.“OOF” You say as Selene crashes onto your stomach from a flying leap.She then rolls off of you, giggling like crazy as you crumple up.“Ow” You say.“Good morning papa!” She says.You sit back up and look at her.>[ ] Take vengeance>[ ] Good morning Selena
>>40264757>[ ] Take vengeance
>>40264757>>[ ] Take vengeance>Good morning, Selenaaaa- VENGEANCE IS MINE
>>40264757How to prove to strangers that he's awesome dad: he and his little sweetie pie have matching cloaks.
You smile as wide as you can and gently grab Selene, pulling her close.“Good morning Selena” You say.“Papa, your smile is creepy” She says.“Do you know why that is?” You ask.“Why?” She asks, looking up at you curiously.“Because VENGEANCE IS MINE!” You shout, digging your fingers into her sides and tickling the ever-loving shit out of her.Selene squeals and rolls around as you continue your assault, trying her best to get away. But only when you think she’s had enough do you relent.“Good morning papa” She says again, spread out on the now messy bed trying to catch her breath.“Good morning Selena” You say again, pecking her on the forehead.>[ ] Ask her what time it is>[ ] Ask her if Marcy put her up to that>[ ] Other
>>40265331>[ ] Ask her what time it is
>>40265331>>[ ] Ask her what time it is>>[ ] Ask her if Marcy put her up to that>Did Mom put you up to this?
“What time is it?” You ask, looking around.Out the window you can’t even see any light yet, so you cannot have been sleeping in…“Suuuper early” Selene says.“No kidding” You say. “Why did you wake me if it’s so early?”“Mama said to” She says. “She wan’ed to get up early”“Why?” You ask.Selene shrugs.“Because I want to be out of here early” Marcy says from the doorway.“And the mastermind reveals herself” You say.“Alright, alright. I’ll admit that I told her to wake you” Marcy says, walking over and poking one of Selene’s feet, causing her to pull it back in surprise. “But I never told her to do it via divebomb. That was all her”You look down at Selene to hear what she has to say, but she just smiles.“So why do you want to be gone so early?” You ask, stretching yourself out and shimmying yourself over to the edge of the bed.“I was hoping to get out come sunrise” She says. “Considering what happened last time we had to make a quick stop at a town”“Different circumstances” You say.“I’d still feel more comfortable if we were on the road as soon as possible” She replies.“Sunrise looks to be a ways off, though” You say.“Yeah, I wasn’t planning on getting everyone up this early. But when I got out of bed, Kuma got out of bed, and Selene followed… and now here we are” She says.>[ ] Ask why she got up so early>[ ] Ask how long ago that was>[ ] Get up and get your shit together>[ ] Other
>>40265836>[ ] Get up and get your shit together>[ ] Ask why she got up so early
>>40265836>>[ ] Ask why she got up so early>>[ ] Ask how long ago that was>>[ ] Get up and get your shit together
>>40265836>Get's family up at ungodly hours, to pack up, and roll out.Marcy's gone full Mom, it would seem.
>>40265836>>[ ] Ask why she got up so early>>[ ] Get up and get your shit together
You throw your feet over the side of the bed and stand up. The first thing you notice is the chill in the air.Maybe you should’ve tried to get your shirt back from Laura before you left… Ah well, too late now.“So what got you up so early?” You ask.“Uhhhh…” She says. “I had to… uhhh… use the bathroom”“You had to use the bathroom in the night, and you just decided to stay up?” You ask.“… yes…” She replies.You raise an eyebrow at her, but you decide to drop it. It’s not like you haven’t done odd things in the past.“So how long ago was that?” You ask.“Ten… maybe fifteen minutes?” She says. “I talked it over with Kuma, and she seemed to think that leaving now was a good plan”“Well, Kuma probably knows her stuff when it comes to this” You say.“And you don’t?” She asks.“I'd say I do, but Catisse happened on my watch" You say. "My track record is a little tarnished"“I noticed” Marcy says, picking up Selene and heading out of the room. “Get changed, we’ll be waiting for you”>[1/2]
You quickly switch from your pajamas to your usual outfit and hide your knives in their usual places.All the supplies are still in here from last night, so you take a minute to stow it all in your cloak before heading out into the main room to meet everyone.In the main room, Marcy is sitting in one chair with her head leaning back looking at the ceiling. Selene and Kuma are sitting together, with Kuma brushing Selene’s hair.“Good morning” You say.“Good morning master” Kuma says flatly.Marcy’s head pops up. “All packed up and ready to hit the road?”>[ ] Yeah, let’s go>[ ] No, I want to _______________ first (specify)
>>40266579>[ ] Yeah, let’s go
>>40266579>>[ ] Yeah, let’s go
“Yeah, let’s go” You say. “If we’re all up, then there’s no point in dawdling”Marcy throws her feet in the air and brings them back down, using the momentum of that to hop to her feet. It also has the unintended effect if giving you a view straight up her dress…“Not used to wearing dresses yet, huh?” You ask.“Why do you ask?” She says, walking towards the door.You shrug. “Pink is a good colour on you” You say.“Pink is…” She trails off, blinking a few times as her face reddens. “I am indeed not used to wearing dresses”“Just thought I’d let you know” You say.“Pervert” She replies, sticking her tongue out at you before walking briskly to and out the door.You sigh and motion for Kuma to follow you as you head out as well. Kuma picks Selene up and carries her out after you.>[1/2]
You catch up to Marcy quickly with Kuma in tow.“Look, I’m sorry about that” You say.“I know, you probably didn’t mean it” She says.“Really?” You ask.“Yeah, I’m not really mad. Just annoyed at how damn…” She stops, and whispers the rest of her sentence. “Damn hard it is to be female again”“You’re coming along pretty well” You say.She smiles and sways her shoulders. “Thanks. Though as nice as dresses are to wear, I kinda miss being able to spread my legs without giving everyone a view of my nethers” She says.“You could always just wear pants” You say.“But I like wearing this” She says. “Just try not to look next time I screw it up, okay?”“I make no promises” You say. “But I’ll try. The pink really is eye catching”Marcy punches you in the shoulder. “You’re an ass” She says. “But at least you mean well”You tip your hat to the innkeeper as you turn in your key and make your exit. Out on the streets once more, Marcy turns to you.“So, what’ll it be this time?” She asks.“What do you mean?” You ask.“Well, we hoofed it last time because being noticed was too risky. If everyone thinks we’re still in Harthren, we probably have some breathing room” She says.“You just don’t want to walk” You say.“My leg hurts” She says. “If you don’t want to ride, then I could always try to practice my sadface. I hear it works wonders when it comes to getting what you want”You roll your eyes. She might be enjoying this too much…>[ ] Find a carriage>[ ] Find some horses>[ ] Leg itAnd>See what Marcy’s sadface is like? [Y/N]
>>40267307>>[ ] Find some horsesAlso>Y
>>40267307>[ ] Leg itY Y Y
>>40267307>[ ] Find some horses>[Y]
“I still think I want to walk” You say, smiling to yourself.Marcy sighs, then hugs your arm and looks straight into your eyes. “Please?” She asks with the saddest puppydog eyes.Damn, for someone who’s just now trying to be good at all this womanly stuff, she’s pretty good. Even though you were never planning on making her walk, those eyes make you feel like an ass for just suggesting it…“Kidding. We’ll go find a stable and get horses” You say.Marcy pulls away and claps her hands in glee. “It worked!” She says.“I was never planning on making you walk” You say.“Suuuuuuuure you weren’t” She says.The four of you head to the edge of the city, where you’re most likely to find a stable of some kind.Sure enough, you find one that has some horses for sale. They aren’t cheap, but you aren’t poor. The question now is how many do you get?>[ ] 2 horses, 2 people to a horse>[ ] 3 horses, the ‘adults’ get their own, Selene rides with whoever>[ ] 4 horses, spend some time teaching Selene to ride
>>40267825Hard choice, teaching Selene to ride could very well save her life, but on the other hand, people pretending to not be rich, and avoiding as much notice as possible, wouldn't be owning 4 horses, so>[x] 2 horses, 2 people to a horse
>>40267825>[ ] 2 horses, 2 people to a horse
>>40267825>>[ ] 2 horses, 2 people to a horseRemember what Marcy said about horse travel being murder on her back? We sit behind her, and Selene can go with Kuma.
“We’ll get two horses and ride two to a horse” You say.“You and me, Kuma and Selene?” Marcy asks.“If you want” You say. “We’ll probably flip every now and then”“Sounds like a plan” Kuma says.“I get to ride a horse?” Selene asks.“Of course you do sweetie” Marcy says.You smile as you pay for the two horses and head out to get them.Kuma gives them a check-up before you take them out. Apparently she knows horses. Who knew?Once she’s satisfied, you saddle up and make your way out of Yellowvale on horseback.Marcy takes the reins on your horse, since she’s probably the better rider of the two of you.Scratch that, she’s definitely the better rider. You’ve ridden a horse once… maaaaaybe twice in your entire life. And neither time was a good one. You’re glad to have someone who actually knows how to control this thing riding with you…>[ ] Ask Marcy where she learned to ride>[ ] Ask Marcy how her leg is doing>[ ] Ask Marcy how she’s doing in general>[ ] Other
>>40268475>[ ] Ask Marcy how she’s doing in general
>>40268475>[ ] Ask Marcy how her leg is doing
>>40268475>>[ ] Ask Marcy where she learned to ride>>[ ] Ask Marcy how her leg is doing>>[ ] Ask Marcy how she’s doing in general
“So, how’s the leg?” You ask.“Hurts” She says. “If I’m on the reins, do you think you could re-enchant my bandages at some point soon?”“I could do it now” You say.“I was going to suggest that… but I didn’t want to sound pushy” She says.You put a hand on her hip where the bandages are and focus. Your magic practice has certainly been paying off, maybe tonight you should pull out one of those books you bought and learn something new…Within a few moments the enchantment takes hold, and Marcy sighs in relief.“Ahhhhhh… Much better” She says.“Was it bothering you that much?” You ask.“No, I would’ve said something sooner if it was. It was just hurting, that’s all” She says.“If it starts hurting, just say something. It’s not like it’s a difficult enchantment” You say.“I’ll keep that in mind” She says.You smile and pull your hand away, but Marcy stops you.“Keep it there” She says. “We’re married, remember? A husband does not awkwardly try to avoid touching his wife”“There’s no one here” You say. “Who’s gonna see?”Marcy reaches back and grabs your hands, and then pulls them around her waist. “Are you sure you’re the one who’s good at this? Even I know that you have to believe a role if you want others to believe it”“I can be believable. It’s just weird to do this when there’s no one to put on the show for” You say, trying to pull your hands back.“It’s not weird” She says. “No wonder you dropped the servant act so fast. You know nothing about keeping a cover”“I do so” You say.“You do not” She replies. “If you did, then you’d know that the most important time to keep your cover is when you think that no one is watching”>[1/2]
>>40268980"My track record begs to differ."
>>40268980>“If you did, then you’d know that the most important time to keep your cover is when you think that no one is watching”
You sigh. “Fine, if you want my hands on you that badly” You say, surrendering to the hands pulling on your own.“Oooooh yeah, put ‘em aaaaaaall over” She says, before giggling. “Relax. It’s not like those are going anywhere inappropriate. This is just friendly. I should also mention that if I feel them going anywhere inappropriate, I know how to make this horse buck”“Noted” You say.“Seriously though, do you want lessons on how to keep a disguise?” She asks. “Because I don’t think there’s a better teacher here. Except maaaaaybe Kuma”“It wasn’t all that hard to work out your gender” You say.“Yeah, all it took was a MASSIVE blunder on my part… fuck” She says. “I still kick myself for that, you know? But damn was I ever tired that night”Yeah… about that…>[ ] Tell her why she was so tired>[ ] Leave that be
>>40269141>[ ] Tell her why she was so tired
>>40269141>>[ ] Leave that beMaaaaayyybe we shouldn't let her know that Laura drugged her...INSTEAD, we can tell her about all the little things that led us to figuring it out.
>>40269194(Same Anon)I forgot it was an enchantment, and not a drug.
>>40269194>INSTEAD, we can tell her about all the little things that led us to figuring it out.Whether we tell her, or not, about Laura, it might do her well to point out the little inconsistencies in her disguise; just to point out her errors.
“Yeah… about that…” You say. “There’s something you might want to know…”“What’s that?” She asks.“Laura…” You begin. “Laura used magic on you to make you sleep”Marcy is quiet for a moment. “SHE WHAT?!?” She shouts. “WHY?”“Marcy, calm down” You say.“I am fucking calm!” She says.“I’m not continuing until you’re actually calm” You say.Marcy shakes with anger, but takes a few deep breaths. “Okay, continue. Why did Laura want me to sleep?”“So she could sleep with me” You say.“Oh gods, right next to me? Tell me you didn’t” She says.“We didn’t” You say.“Now tell me you didn’t just say that because I asked you to” She says.“Marcy, nothing happened” You say. “In fact, I scolded her pretty harshly for it”“But she’s been wearing your shirt” She says. “Don’t think I haven’t noticed you’re missing it”“She showed up naked. Was I supposed to send her back into the halls naked?” You ask.Marcy chuckles. “At least you were gentlemanly about it” She says. “I am going to have to slap Laura the next time I see her, though”“I understand” You say.“I mean seriously, the biggest blunder I’ve ever had and it’s all because she wanted to get laid?” She asks.“To be honest, I did suspect something” You say.“Really?” She aks.“Yeah” You say.“Damn… mind telling me where I fucked up?” She asks.>What clued you in?
>>402695911. The dropped panties, back at the palace. You had just gotten back, and hadn't left Laura's side, how were suppose to have a one night stand (also your attitude/mannerisms didn't make you seem the type)?
>>40269591>>40269639You have a higher voice than a 'man' your age should have, you're not terribly tall, and, for a seasoned fighter, you're not exactly 'burly'.
>>40269591Usually tried to push for her own room, as well.Hesitant when clothes might need to come off in front of people.
Trying to remember more...
>>40269591The panties way back when, especially when you followed it up by being the least likely person to have a one night stand ever. Along with how you reacted to Eleanor's advances, and to fame and attention in general.Then there was the bit about fighters humouring you at the arena you worked at. Things just didn't add up.And you just plain couldn't hide how handsome you thought I am.
>>40269842YES! I knew I was forgetting a few things.
Who knows? Maybe she's (subconsciously) made Eleanor realize she's gay.Along with EVERY woman that has ever flirted with her...
“Well, the panties on your floor” You say.“I thought my excuse for that worked” She replies.“It would have, if you seemed the ‘lady’s man’ type. Which you did not” You say. “Also, had I followed up on that and gone looking for… Anna was her name? Would I have found her?”“P-probably not” She replies.“I didn’t, but that’s beside the point” You say. “Then there was your slip about the people in the arena humouring you when they were teaching you”“That… yeah. That was a bad one” She says.“Not directly though. Had I not already suspected you, I would never have added that together” You say.“Okay, not so bad. What else?” She asks.“The awkward way you reacted to Eleanor’s advances” You say. “Along with how you turned her down at the party”“I get the advances, but I had duties at the party” She says.“Duties which I would have shirked in seconds had she come up and asked me” You say. “She looked damn fine that night"“Is she really that attractive?” She asks. “I mean sure, she’s cute, but when you compare her to Melissa or even Laura she falls short”“Did you not even look at her at the party Marcy?” You ask.“Yeah” She says. “Not a good look, but I did look”“Then you don’t know a damn fine woman when you see one” You say. “Another thing you should work on. From now on I’ll start pointing them out to you”“Please don’t” She says.>[1/2]
“This is all part of your manliness training” You say. “In two months you are going to be an expert. Never again will your secret be revealed”“Unless I want it to be” She says.“Unless you want it to be” You reply. “Speaking of which, have you even decided if you’re going back to boyhood?”“No…” She says. “It’ll be weird to go back like ‘hey by the way, I’ve been a girl the whole time’. But if I blunder like that again and someone else finds out it’ll probably be worse than if I just came clean”>[ ] My manliness lessons will help you avoid that>[ ] Then you should come clean
>>40270149>>[ ] Then you should come clean
>>40270149>[ ] Then you should come cleanIn between all the other craziness going on, we should be to just slip this one in, and there'll be enough other important stuff to deal with that they just cope, and by the time we're done dealing with Roderick they'll be used to it and shouldn't make a fuss about it.
>>40270149>[ ] My manliness lessons will help you avoid that
>>40270190I mean, Dalen was hiding the truth about Salem, and the fact that he kicked him out. Laura was hiding the fact that she was Selene's mother. You already know about me; I think your lack of a penis is pretty tame.
Huh, so Marcy is using Melissa as her top example of an attractive woman. When Melissa finds out Marcy's gender I wouldn't be surprised if she tried to get her in our pants, this bodes well.
“Then you should come clean” You say.“You think so?” She asks.“Sure. In comparison to some of the other things we’ve learned about people recently, you being a girl is actually rather tame” You say.“I guess you’re right” She says.“Hell, if we slip it in there subtly enough they may not even realize you’ve changed” You say.“I doubt that” She says.“Could be worth a shot” You say.“I think I’d rather just tell them” She says.“Up to you” You say.You pass about an hour in silence, just enjoying the ride and listening to Kuma and Selene chat about various things. After a while, Marcy sighs.“This isn’t so bad” She says.“What is?” You ask.“This” She says. “Even if it’s an act, I kinda like this. Maybe once I’ve come out I’ll find myself a man and take him for a ride”“That sounded dirtier than it probably should have” You say.Marcy elbows you in the gut. “Horse riding, not… that kind of riding… you perv” She says.“I figured” You reply.>[ ] Ask her if there’s anyone she fancies>[ ] Ask her when she wants to do her reveal>[ ] Talk about the road ahead
>>40270648>[ ] Ask her if there’s anyone she fancies>[ ] Talk about the road ahead
>>40270648>[ ] Ask her if there’s anyone she fanciesLike maybe Cedric.
>>40270680inb4 it's us
>>40270648>[ ] Ask her if there’s anyone she fancies>[ ] Ask her when she wants to do her reveal>[ ] Talk about the road ahead
>>40270648>[ ] Ask her if there’s anyone she fancies
>>40270694And then we'll wake up one day covered in girls.
>>40270648>>[ ] Ask her if there’s anyone she fancies>>[ ] Ask her when she wants to do her reveal>>40270694
>>40270740She DID want an open relationship...Although, I personally believe that's her way of saying "I want to experiment, guilt-free, to see if I'm actually into [x]."
>>40270785Well, that's part of it, she is at least leaning bi, and has some repressed kinkiness to work through. But there's other factors involved in it.She doesn't want to lose Giles, thinks giving him this will make him happier, and ensure he doesn't feel trapped and skedaddle like he did way back when. And she probably figures working together to seduce someone is a fun challenge.
“So, anyone in mind for that role?” You ask.“You’re asking if there’s anyone I like?” She asks.“Yep” You say.“Huh… never really thought about it” She says.“Really, not once?” You ask.“Well, I mean there were people I found attractive, sure. But I never really paid attention to any feelings like that” She says.“You just ignored… love?” You ask. “How in blazes did you manages that?”“Not without effort” She says.“Still not buying it” You say.“It took a LOT of effort” She says. “Seriously, there were a few times when I thought I would explode”>[ ] How did you handle that?>[ ] At least you won’t have to worry about that anymore>[ ] Other
>>40270995>[ ] How did you handle that?>[ ] At least you won’t have to worry about that anymore
>>40270995>>[ ] How did you handle that?Inb4 Giles knew why Marcy wasn't asleep, when he and Melissa were doin' their thang.>>[ ] At least you won’t have to worry about that anymoreInb4 she has rising feelingsBueno
>>40270995>[ ] At least you won’t have to worry about that anymore
“How did you handle those times?” You ask.Marcy jumps at the question. “Shit… I don’t suppose you could ignore what I just said there, could you?” She asks.“I could try, but curiosity will eventually get the better of me” You say.She slaps her forehead. “You’re kind of a son of a bitch sometimes, you know that?” She says.“Never met the lady myself, but that’s an appropriate assumption” You say.She sighs. “Fine… You know what I said about keeping up the disguise in private?” She asks.“Yes” You say.Marcy fidgets uncomfortably. “I may have… broken… that rule… and uhhhh… indulged myself a bit” She says.“Oh…” You say. “I see”“That surprises you? What the hell were you expecting?” She asks.“Not really sure…” You say. “So wait… when you said you couldn’t sleep when Melissa and I were-““Oh gods I was hoping you wouldn’t put that together” She says.You sit for a moment in stunned silence.“Welp, at least you don’t have to worry about that anymore!” You say, desperately trying to change the subject.“Yes! Haha, hahaha!” She says.Oh gods this is awkward. And the next town is still at least a day’s ride away…Hopefully this will pass soon…Hopefully…
That's all for tonight, I hope you guy still enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it!Next thread will be tomorrow, or I'll just continue with this one if it's still aroundAs always I'll be sticking around for question/suggestion time!
>>40271432thanks for running
>>40271432Thanks for the thread, Smiley.
>>40271432Thanks smiles.This is some comfy slice of life thread