Blazblue, Destiny's Herald Quest 18: Get Up To Rock EditionArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ben%20HeraldFollow me on Twitter @DeadSpike4twCharacter sheet at http://pastebin.com/KcG8QSZX"Get going, Corporal."The man who you remember from your flashback to the orphanage is looking down at you with sad eyes, and hands you his gun."What? Master Sergeant-""I said go. No hesitating, Corporal.""So, someone finally decides to stand up, huh? I'm impressed you're handing over your weapon." A humongous man with tattoos covering his body and a depraved smile on his face walks towards the two of you. "It might make things interesting."The Sergeant concentrated and puts up a barrier. "Go, Corporal."You hesitate for a second before beginning to run away."Oh, so only you, then? But I don't like my prey getting AWAY!" The man stomps the ground and a surge of force rolls in your general direction. But it's blocked by the sergeant."Your fight is with me, Mad Dog." You hear your mentor speak as the barrier holds."So you say. But it isn't gonna be much of a fight, now is it?"As you go further and further away, the voices become blurred. Suddenly, another voice you don't recognize is heard, and then you look forwards to see huge batches of Ars Magus artillery magic forming on the hills.You can hear the power of likely hundreds of Ars Magus users being funneled into each of the many circles.Then you trip and fall, and you are deafened and blinded by the light and heat and sound of the attack on where you were just standing. You are hurled forward at breakneck speed, then fall unconsious.And then you wake up, startled and sweaty. Your right arm feels dead.Wait-where are you?>Your room>Noel's room>Tsubaki's room>Jin's room>Newton's room>Somewhere else
>>40440701This isn't your room. It smells like a woman's room, like... Oh, no.You try to move your arm and find that you have a young woman you are very familiar with holding onto it like it's some sort of teddy bear.Noel breathes quietly, her body resting very slightly on top of yours. Her hair is down, and she honestly looks pretty beautiful.However, that thought quickly slips away into panic.No, no, no, no. This can't be happening. You know you share romantic affection with Noel, but you two have only technically known each other for a short time- even though it's pretty much been as long as you can remember anyways.Tsubaki is gonna KILL you.Wait... can you remember anything? Maybe you two didn't->"Oh, Ben, keep going! I-!"Yup, oh, yes, yes you can. Well, it happened, you guess. You two are both under covers, so nothing serious is exposed yet.Wow, what happened? You feel like you should have a hangover, but don't.Okay, focus.What's the first thing you can remember?> We were going out to get some clothes for the Iwatsuchi celebration.> We were taking in some of the city sights.> I was getting a holdout with Newton.> We were having a meal somewhere.> Wait, weren't we supposed to leave soon? What time is it?> PANIC> Write-In
>>40440932> We were going out to get some clothes for the Iwatsuchi celebration.> We were taking in some of the city sights.> We were having a meal somewhere.> Wait, weren't we supposed to leave soon? What time is it?> PANICAm I the only one here?
>>40440971> We were going out to get some clothes for the Iwatsuchi celebration.Okay, that's a start. You went with Jin and the girls to buy some formalwear.> We were taking in some of the city sights.Noel stopped you to overlook some of the city- it did look pretty nice, despite the fact that you guys basically live post-apocolypse.> We were having a meal somewhere.Yeah, that's right. You got dressed up adn went out to eat. Then Noel got a little tipsy and you escorted her back. Then, she told you that she wantedt to talk to you about something before locking the door and very carefully removing your suit to make sure it was perfect for the celebrationon- She said she wore her bra and panties because it was formalwear and that she normally went commando before demonstrating.Then things got hot and heavy, and...> Wait, weren't we supposed to leave soon? What time is it?Oh, right. The celebration, you completely forgot. Tsubaki said you guys had to leave at five today.You glance at the clock in curiosity. It's 1:47 PM.> PANICF U C KU UC CK KYou swear loudly and nearly jump out of bed as you realize you have three hours to account for yourself and get ready.This wakes the girl grasping you like you're her husband- which at this point, you might as well be.You two stare at each other for a few seconds, before Noel's face surges red and she begins to breathe quickly. "I, uh... I... Wa... aaa...?"She's losing her composure, and begins to shake.> "I... I didn't hurt you, did I?"> "Don't panic, that's my job!"> "Um, can you get off my arm?"> "...You were great?"> "I think we need to get ready."> "...Was it good for you, too?"> "Write-In">Am I the only one here?Maybe.
>>40441350> "I... I didn't hurt you, did I?"> "I think we need to get ready."> "Um, can you get off my arm?"> "...Was it good for you, too?"
>>40441350>"I... I didn't hurt you, did I?">"Um, can you get off my arm?"> "...Was it good for you, too?"sorry missed opening.
>>40441387>>40441529"I... I didn't hurt you, did I?" you ask as her whimper of confusion becomes higher in pitch."What? N-No, I... Ah, um... I mean, at first it was... I mean..."She shakes her head and swallows, clutching your arma a bit tighter and looking away embarrassedly. You can hardly feel it. "Um, can you get off my arm?" "Ahh, I'm so sorry! I... I didnt think of that!" She lets go and then looks at the way you two are arranged. "Um, you need to get out first.""I think we need to get ready." You point at the clock with your good arm as you shift out of bed.Her pupils dilate in fear. "Oh, no! No, no, no! You need to get back to your room before Tsubaki shows up!" She covers her face. "I mean, I'm not ashamed of it, but... Tsubaki won't like this one bit!"As you step out into the open, you feel a bit awkward. Then your mischevious side kicks in. "Noel...Was it good for you, too?" You give her a wink.She looks back at you when you request this, her view darts over your body a bit, and then her cheeks puff out a bit, like she does when she's pouting."You... I told you to stop teasing me! I... I'll tell you later!" She throws the covers over her head and turns around. "Please... get on some clothes!"> "It's your room. Shouldn't you change first?"> "I only have the clothes I had last night, so I'll need to use your shower."> "Hey, come on. You can't just stare at me in the buff and not return the favor."> "You think you could run down to my room and get me something to change into as well?"> Write-In
>>40441729>> "Hey, come on. You can't just stare at me in the buff and not return the favor."Your butt looks so much better than mine.Seriously though > "I only have the clothes I had last night, so I'll need to use your shower."
>>40441729> "It's your room. Shouldn't you change first?"> "I only have the clothes I had last night, so I'll need to use your shower."
>>40441756>>40441785You shake your head, still feeling a bit vulnerable. "It's your room. Shouldn't you change first?""No!" Noel cries from behind the blankets. "You change, and then you leave, and then I change!""Hey, come on. You can't just stare at me in the buff and not return the favor. I can assure you your rear looks better than mine."She throws a pillow at you. "You-can't just request that, stupid! I... I wasn't staring, anyways!"Sighing, you make sure the door is locked before continuing. "I only have the clothes I had last night, so I'll need to use your shower.""So? I-I don't care! Just tell me when you go so I can change!"> Change without showering and leave> Shower, change, and leave> Shower, change but stay> Hand Noel what she has to change into> Write-In
>>40441980>> Shower, change, and leave> Hand Noel what she has to change into
>>40441980> Shower, change, and leave> Hand Noel what she has to change into> Write-In"Lets just hope Tsubaki isn't going to pop up the instant I open the door"
>>40442081You said it.Roll me 2d6.
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>40442098I blame Hazama
Rolled 3, 2 = 5 (2d6)>>40442098>>40442114Good thing I screwed up on the # of dice, let me try again
>>40442135Good news.Tsubaki isn't going to show up the second you leave.Writing...
>>40442161What'd she roll?
Rolled 5, 5 = 10 (2d6)>>40442098
>>40442081>>40442098>>40442135>>40442161You shower and change quickly, before pulling out some clothes from Noel's drawer and hnading them to her."Hey, you can't just do that to a girl's clothing, you know?" She mutters, before dragging it under the blanket where you can't see her. "Now go, so I can change."You snort in a little laughter as you unlock the door and step outside.Thankfully, there's nobody-"Hey, are you that Ben Herald guy? I've heard some about you."You turn around to see a brown-haired chick in a black NOL uniform. She seems awfully cheerful, but her smile slips a bit."Say... What are you doing in Noel's room?" The tone is slightly threatening.> "Who are you, exactly?"> "Uh, I was helping her prepare for the trip to Iwatsuchi."> "I'm her boyfriend, kinda..."> "Is that a tail you have there?"> "Hey, look, a distraction!"> Remain silent.> Write-In
>>40442281> "Who are you, exactly?"> "Is that a tail you have there?"How the hell did you sneak up I me? Hell Hazama isn't even that good.
>>40442281> "I'm her boyfriend, kinda..."> "Uh, I was helping her prepare for the trip to Iwatsuchi."> "Who are you, exactly?"> "Is that a tail you have there?"
>>40442311>>40442326"I'm her boyfriend, kinda..." You hesitate to answer. Wow, this new chick's really intimidating when she wants to be. It isn't even overt, either.Is every friend of Noel like this?"Her boyfriend, huh?" The girl narrows her eyes. A bushy bit of hair swishes back and forth behind her. "So...""I was, uh, helping her prepare for the trip to Iwatsuchi." You take a slightly more powerful position to counteract her attempt to throw you off. "And you are?""Makoto Nanaya. One of Noel's besties."Crap, that's right. Noel was worried about her when you were in Kagutsuchi. "Best friends, huh? Noel was- Is that a tail you have there?"Nanaya steps forward. "Why, yes it is. Are we going to have problems?"> "Only if you start them."> "No sir... uh, ma'am."> "Nope. I just don't see beastkin very often."> "We might, if you don't stop trying to bully me."> "Hey, come on. I met Noel's standards, so would you mind laying off?"> "I know you're Noel's best friend and all, but... Possessive much?"> Write-In
>>40442470> "Only if you start them."> Write-In"So unless you act like Hazama then yes, otherwise we might become the best of friends."
Sorry, I was expecting more replies.>>40442507"Only if you start them." You stare right back at her. "So unless you act like Hazama then yes, otherwise we might become the best of friends."Makoto's face changes rapidly. "Wait, Hazama? You had to deal with that asshole, too?""Well, yeah. I was there when he was captured.""Oh, thank God. That saves me a lot of trouble. THat guy is nuts- like, one flew over and never came back." She sighs. "You got rid of him? I have to say, if you're not like him either, we'll get along swell. So long as you don't break Noel's heart or something. Then you're a dead man walking."The sound of a shower turning off reaches Makoto's ears. She looks at you suspiciously."Yeah, 'helping her prepare'. I'll bet. Just don't get grabby." She turns to leave. "Also, you should probably pick a manly cologne to hide the smell of her shampoo."You blush a bit as she leaves, and then the sound of your stomach growling distracts you.> Back to your room> Find Jin> Find Tsubaki, your 'sister'.> Find Newton.> Follow Makoto and inform her of the plan.> Get something to eat.> Write-In
>>40442735> Follow Makoto and inform her of the plan.> Get something to eat.
>>40442735> Follow Makoto and inform her of the plan.> Get something to eat.> Write-In"Tell Noel that Makoto is here"
>>40442767"Wait." You walk beside Makoto. "If you're with us, we're working on a plan. Relius is up to no good, I just know it. Jin Tsubaki, Noel, Newton, and I are all palanning on figuring out what he's preparing and stopping him when we get to Iwatsuchi.""Wait, Jin and Tsubaki, too?" Makoto asks. "That's great! I'm sure we can come up with something. I'll talk to you later, though. I need to report in.""I need to get something to eat myself." you say, as she leaves. You walk back to Noel's room and speak through the door. "Makoto's here, if you wanted to know." you say."Alright, I'll be right out."Wait a minute, where is Makoto going? Does she report to Relius or something?> Forget it and go eat> Trail her> Get Noel to talk to her> Write-In
>>40442897That should also be >>40442809, my bad.
>>40442897> Get Noel to talk to her> Write-In"Want me to bring you anything eat? i'm heading to the mess hall"
>>40442923Noel steps out, and you point her in the direction of Makoto."You guys want me to bring you anything to eat? I'm going to the mess hall.""Makoto! It's been so long!" She practically tackles Makoto, and you get a nice upskirt for your trouble."Yeah, it has, hasn't it?" The beastkin smiles."I'm sorry- stupid Intelligence Department buisiness. I've got one last thing to do and then I'll meet back up with you guys.""Aw..." Noel frowns a bit. "Don't worry. I just need to talk to someone and I'll be right back. Maybe you should get something to eat with Ben in the meantime. Lovebirds.""Hey, don't you start teasing me, too!" Noel frowns at Makoto."Hey, I just call it like it is. Besides, you could have done a lot worse, Noellie.""Oh, um, by the way..." Noel whispers. "He's kind of Tsubaki's brother.""What? You?" Makoto looks you over. "There's no way they're related.""Apparently they are." Noel shrugs."In my defense, it's complicated." you hold your hands up. "I'll explain later.""You better. That's not just something you say." Makoto walks away. "So, are we gonna get something to eat, or- Oh, you'd better change, shouldn't you?" Noel looks at your somewhat elegant Western attire.> "It can wait. I need to eat, and I'm gonna be doing laundry anyways."> "Sure, give me a minute. I can pack too. It won't take much time."> Write-In
>>40443099> "Sure, give me a minute. I can pack too. It won't take much time."> Write-In"So how'd you and Makoto become friends? You told me you meet her and Tsubaki back at the academy, right?"
>>40443099> "Sure, give me a minute. I can pack too. It won't take much time."
>>40443128>>40443180Noel thinks for a second. "Oh, well... We met at the academy, and at first we didn't get along very well."Makoto nods. "We're almost completely different, the three of us. It took me a while to trust them. But after a while, we really started to learn about each other's problems and strengths, and, well, we became friends."She smiles.You nod. "That makes sense. Hold on- I'll change and pack- It won't take very long.""Noel, I'm gonna go talk to that guy I have to, and then I'll meet you two at mess."As she walks away, you yourself go to your room to pack.Closing the door, you're left in peace and silent again, packing what little you have into a tiny briefcase that still faintly smells of rose.Rachel really does think of everything, doesn't she?You've basically cleaned everything up and locked the door when you go to mess.As you walk, you recall a memory you've never considered before.> Your 'birth'.> The birth of Tsubaki's brother.> Your foster mother.> The children of the orphanage.> Something you were told to forget.> Write-In
>>40443280> Your 'birth'.> The birth of Tsubaki's brother.
>>40443304Pick only one, please. This will be the biggest and last story post of the night.
>>40443304> The birth of Tsubaki's brother.
>>40443304>>40443338>A child is wrapped in swaddling clothes. It is frail, and weak, and it breathes heavily."But... That's not possible! You can't be telling me that-" >The mother of the Yayoi household looks distraught."Yes. He was born with glass-bone disease. This is one of the more severe types- He will not survive the year.""Just... Please. I...""I'm sorry. I could try to increase his bone density, but...">Her eyes turn cold, and despairing. "No... If he's going to die, he's going to die. Just... Leave me be for some time.">The child is taken away.>His name is later given as Hiruko. Leech-child, because he is bound to intravenous feeding and sustinence."Take your child.">The voice of the mother is bitter and harsh. This indicates anger, sadness, and regret."Lady Yayoi, what?""This is your child. Take him away. If you speak to anyone else about this matter, I will have you killed. You are dismissed from my service.""You can't, he's-""I don't care! I... I can't sustain this family with an heir like this. If word gets out, there will be no way the Librarium allows us or anyone associated with us to continue working as normal.""...I have served you loyally, even to the point of stupididty, but your family has refused to see the signs of your foolishness. If you wish to blame me for this, so be it. But if this child lives, and you attempt to take him back, I will expose the depravity of the Yayois fto its full extent.">This soldier is angry. Perhaps he wishes to protect the boy?>Context clues indicate that this is the father of the child. Likely illegitmate."-How dare you!""How dare I? How dare you discard your first son! I hope that your children live to ruin you." >The soldier leaves, seemingly out of being overcome by emotion. There is no reading his emotional wavelength.>The abandonment of a child. Some cultures claim that this is the worst of all transgressions a mother can make.(1/2)
>>40443724>He is taken away by a man whose disgrace, at the moment, knows no bounds. They are on a train south, to what was the United States of America before the Black Beast appeared."I have a sister. You can live with her, while I regain my bearings. I don't know why I'm talking to you, to be honest. I... I have no right to call you son, and neither does your mother. I hope that one day, you can forgive us." >The regret is genuine. Surprisingly so.>This child is watched over by a ghost. The child knows not of the ghost. >For some reason, out of all the things the ghost has recorded so far, this elicits some new reaction.The child is fragile. Dying- it has no life of its own- it must leech off of others. The ghost knows this phenomona.>This child, doomed to die by doctors and even by his own parents, will live.>The ghost will see this through.>Hiruko - the first child of Izanagi and Izanami, born without bones due to his mother's transgression during the marriage ritual. Hiruko struggled to survive but, as he could not stand, he was cast to the sea in a boat of reeds before his third birthday. >Hiruko eventually washed ashore and was cared for by the Ainu Ebisu Saburo. The weak child overcame many hardships, grew legs and the rest of his bones at the age of three, and became the god Ebisu.>...This is the 304th recalling of this particular incident.>Close log.(2/2)…And that closes the book on tonight.Any questions?
>>40443740Noels mind on Ben after waking up together
>>40443776Somewhere between confusion, panic, and satisfaction, in that order.
>>40443802Did they use protection
>>40443823No. Too drunk to think of it.She's not pregnant, though.
>>40443832How dead would we be if Tsubaki was the one to appear at the door?
>>40443845Super fucking dead.Like, a Bad End is you.
>>40443832What would have happened if one of the other options were picked?>Tsubaki's room>Jin's room>Newton's room
>>40443869>Tsubaki's roomCongrats for sleeping with your sister.>Jin's roomYou were his Ragna replacement for the night.>NewtonIt's not gay if you don't connect gazes/ Woke up drunk with a woman you don't know because he hired hookers.
>>40443890So Tsubaki would have been the bad end before the thread would have started then.Is Mom visiting Dad in jail?
>>40443912You bet.She's not posting bail, though.
Archived. I can field one or two more questions.
>>40443912>Tsubaki is bad endIt could have been.No offense, but incest is basically par for the course in Blazblue.I mean, Tsubaki would be mortified, but she likely would have let you go un-harassed and extremely embarrassed.Noel would be pissed, to be honest, considering Tsubaki would have basically stole her man.You guys are only half-siblings anyway, and she wouldn't be pregnant.