Well, I almost never thought that this day would come, but with the conclusion of SW89, PJW may finally come to a close, as well! This is probably gonna be a short one though, so let's get started!Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandMissed past threads? Catch them here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=pararescue+witchesOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/ySW8KAMDYou are Captain WILLIAM PIERCE, a combat rescue officer of the United States Air Force!"I now pronounce you husband and wife."The words still echo in your head, even many minutes after they've been uttered, as if it were all part of a dream. Your mind still can't quite process it all as real. But here you were, hand in hand with Janice, a literal angel in her white wedding dress. And in front of you, there had to be dozens, no, hundreds of guests clapping enthusiastically. "I thought you said this would be a SMALL and PRIVATE affair." You hiss to Janice."Eheheheheh, I'm sorry about that." Janice laughs nervously. "Me and Mom got a little... er... carried away when we were organizing the guest list...""You might as well have invited the entire damn Air Force here." You sigh.Indeed, there were a very high number of military dress uniforms among the crowd, composing almost half of the guests. You can immediately spot the majority of them being USAF, with a few dozen or so uniforms from the other services sprinkled about. Hell, you even see RUSSIAN uniforms in the mix, as well!"Well, come one!" Janice giggles as she tugs at your arm. "It's time to socialize! Come on!">Find your family.>Find your squadron.>See if Colonel Kelsey is here.>See what the Russians are doing here.>Other
>>43287729>See what the Russkies are doing here.Oh man! PJs!
>>43287729>>Find your family.>>See what the Russians are doing here
>>43287729>>Find your family.
>>43287729>>See what the Russkies are doing here.
>>43287729>>Find your family.So... how many months has it been since the war?Everyone knows it's a shotgun wedding, don't they?
>>43287820More like GAU-8 wedding
>>43287729>See what the Russians are doing here.But be polite!Might be some people from Putin's faction.
>>43287729>See what the Russians are doing here.
>>43287729>Find your family.
>>43287729>>Find your family.This is a Kodak moment!
>>43287820Well, this is going to be kid #4 after all the adoptees...
>>43287729>>See what the Russians are doing here.I'm curious about them.>>43288064And there'll be more
>>43287729>Find your family.Once more, with feelinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSIzQqQ8AhE
>>43287729>>See what the Russians are doing here.
I wonder if Sokolov finished Laika's new Legs yet?
>>43287729>see what the Russians are doing hereAh, the only thing that could make this day sweeter; the knowledge that Volgin had an egg beater shoved up his dick.
>>43287729>See what the Russians are doing here.Family and Squad will be there, don't be rude to the guests that came all this way!
hey just want to say i love your work Merc and i hope we don't find a way to somehow almost get ourselves killed again.
>>43288274That was a nice part. I wonder if we will see Frank and frends.
>>43288190We need a POLAROID CAMERA to take photos when she takes her first steps towards us.
>>43287729"Come on, let's see how my folks are handling all this." You say."Of course!" Janice nods with a bright smile before frowning. "Oh no! I nearly forgot I need to throw this bouquet! I'll be right back!" "Don't take too long." You laugh as Janice shuffles away as fast as her heels and dress would let her. You continue on to where your family is seated, fortunately on the front row. Mom, Dad, Bree, Laika, Misono, and Artya."I swear." Dad sighs. "Every time I look away, you're always adding another girl to the family! I'd like to at least have a couple of grandsons!""And how the hell did you get married before me?!" Bree groans."Because you'd make a terrible wife." You say smugly."Why you-!" Bree makes to lunge at you but is quickly stopped by a tactical ear grab, courtesy of Mom.""Now, now, you shouldn't fight in public like that." Mom says with barely concealed menace."Y-yes, Mom." You both say mournfully."Willy! Willy!" Laika gets up from her seat and stumbles a bit on her new prosthetic legs."Whoa, careful there, Laika!" You bend down to steady her. "Don't you remember what Sokolov said? Don't try any sudden movements!""But I wanna use them nooooooow!" Laika whines. That Sokolov. Using a combination of striker and VDNI technology, managed to build a working pair of prosthetic legs for Laika. It wasn't anywhere near as advanced or efficient as the cybernetics Putin's Lazarus project was putting out, but they at least worked.(cont)
>>43288473"It was a beautiful ceremony." Misono bows her head. "Though when you find a suitable husband for me, I would wish to have a Japanese-style wedding instead.""Misono, I don't-"Artya, in one of the rare moments without her gas mask, silently tugs at your sleeve and points to the massive wedding cake at the reception table."No, Artya, it's not cake time yet."Artya's frown somehow grows deeper."Get ready, girls!" Janice yells as she stands on top of the steps of the wedding stage. "I'm about to throw the bouquet!""Oh, this will be good!" Mom chuckles."I already got the camera recording." Dad nods.Janice then turns her back to the crowd of eager young girls and witches and tosses the bouquet high into the air.>Quick, who catches it?!
>>43288493>BreeMight as well wingman for her.
>>43288493Ghost and Euclid.Because FUCK the Bishops.
>>43288493It goes past them and lands in Rex's lap.
Rolled 2 (1d4)>>432884931: Red2: Tarin3: Bree4: Rex
>>43288493TARIN oh my god this is best
>>43288493>TarinWho wants to bet it wilts when she catches it?
>>43288493Ramirez.Because he was ordered to.
All right I'm stopping voting here so I can count it up!
>>43288920>Laika picture means Laika caught it.
>>43288493The girl who was after rex who's not ghost.
>>43288493>"It was a beautiful ceremony." Misono bows her head. "Though when you find a suitable husband for me, I would wish to have a Japanese-style wedding instead."This line sounds very confusing....
>>43289008Japanese traditionalism (arranged marriages/etc). She'll have to be taught stuff like dating/etc.
>>43288493The bouquet twirls and spins in the air in seemingly slow motion, and down below you could see all of the various girls fighting tooth and nail to be in a position to catch it. You see dozens of arms reach out in the sky, but the bouquet manages to fly just past, or they don't quite reach it, and it continues on its ballistic trajectory to the ground......until it lands right into Tarin's arms.Tarin just looks down and blinks in surprise. Meanwhile, jealous eyes surround her.>Oh, this will be good.>Run, Tarin! Run home and don't stop!>Other
>>43289008Misono is still up to her neck in Japanese tradition, which often includes Families arranging marriages for their daughters.Basically she's expecting that Pierce is going to find a nice boy for her to marry.
>>43289059>>Oh, this will be good.
>>43289059>Run, Tarin! Run home and don't stop!
>>43289059>Oh, this will be good.
>>43289059>Run, Tarin! Run home and don't stop!Anyone know Legendary Frog?>Run Arc! Use your scrawny little legs!>I'm running as fast as I can! Aaaaaaah!
>>43289059>Run, Tarin! Run home and don't stop!Run Forest Run!
>>43289059>>OtherCongratulate her.>>43289073I suspect its more because her upbringing, coming from high standing family. I bet your ordinary Japanese are more relaxed about this.
>>43289059>>Oh, this will be good.So Ramieriez or Roy?
>>43289059>Oh, this will be good.>Regret nothing
>>43289116>I bet your ordinary Japanese are more relaxed about this.They are, though even IRL a surprising percentage of the populace still subscribes to things like Marriage Meetings and the like even today.
>>43289048>>43289073Actually the omiai is more complicated than that. It's not JUST an arranged marriage; it's a dating service.The two sides are expected to go on three dates, and either side can cancel at that time with no loss of face. Just say that there were irreconcilable differences.
>Oh, this will be good.The question is not who will take it from her.The question is how many will survive the attempt.
>>43289196It's because it's a free (for the two people involved) matchmaking and dating service that also means not giving up personal details to an unrelated third party.
>>43289198>>43289265Well yes, but the salient point remains she's expecting daddy to find her a nice guy to marry rather than the usual western way of doing things.
>>43289294Its not necessarily bad tho.We can do it if she really sucks on dating.
>>43289373I never said it was bad, though?
>>43289294Like the Western way is any better with it's high divorce rate.So she want's to have someone who knows her and has her best interests at heart make her OKCupid account for her and check it every day on her behalf and only give her results that have already been checked and verified. What's wrong with that?
>>43289418And a frigid arranged marriage is any better?
>>43289395It's seen as defending the Western way of doing things as one of the original responses said that she needs to be taught the Western way of doing things.
>>43289418Aside from the fact that OKCupid is a cesspool, there's this big whole modern Western compunction against outsider involvement in relationships - your romance is something that YOU handle, without assistance/interference in it beyond potentially setting the initial date up and/or ensuring that the partner isn't insane/a criminal.
>>43289477I could say the same about Western marriages.Are you defending Western courting practices as better than Japanese ones?
>>43289546And if she decides she wants help from us, in what way is that not fine? Abnormal is not bad.
>>43289507That's because she lives in the west now, so she needs an understanding of how it's conventions work. Ask a random person in '89 USA or Europe what an Omiai is, see how many blank stares you get.
>>43289571Hell yes. Arranged marriages, hell outside interference in a marriage in general is abhorrent.
>>43289059You can immediately see the effects. Half the girls who actually know Tarin's reputation immediately back off, valuing their lives over a simple bunch of flowers. The other half, were either unaware or suicidally brave, lunging at Tarin to try and snatch the bouquet from her. You're not even sure if Tarin even knows the significance of the bouquet, but she protects it all the same, easily wriggling her way out of any attempts to catch her, batting away girls that get too close like ragdolls."Ah, this brings back memories..." Mom sighs nostalgically. "Yep, this one's going on the highlight tape." Dad chuckles."Well, that little bit of business has been sorted out." Janice returns. "Shall we continue?">Find Colonel Kelsey.>Find your squadron.>Meet the Russians.>Other
>>43289638>>Meet the Russians.
>>43289590There's a difference between helping her and literally managing every single aspect of her courtship(s) up to and including who and when she marries, which is what she seems to be requesting.
>>43289638>Find your squadron.
>>43289638>Meet the Russians.
>>43289546>beyond potentially setting the initial date up and/or ensuring that the partner isn't insane/a criminal.And that's what an omiai is; setting up a couple that appear to have good compatibility, and if it doesn't pan out, then both sides call it a wash.>>43289595It's conventions, maybe, but she doesn't want to filter through potential suitors without her dad doing some pre-filtering for her. How is that a bad thing?
>>43289638>>Find your squadron.
>>43289638>Meet the RussiansAlso>rub Janice's tummy
>>43289669You're overlooking all the shitton of connotation that might cause a couple to agree with something they normally wouldn't.
>>43289669Because it's her relationship, not her father's.
>>43289625NO. Just no. If the people involved want outside interference it is totally okay. Interfering without permission is bad, but you are being way to sweeping there. Getting help in figuring out a relationship is great, and honestly I wish more people would ask for help when they get out of their depth. Less shitty relationships that way.
>>43289638>Find your squadron.So Rex invited his brother(s) right?
>>43289638>Find your squadron.>debating marriage practicesNever change anon.
>>43289690...because she's pregnant or because of her familiar?
>>43289699You mean like whatever seems to be letting people get married and then divorce, which are currently running 40% to 50% in America?
>>43289847They have the freedom to do so.I'd like to see the divorce rates in all those eastern cou tries with filthyv arranged marriahes if they had any sort of legal or social freedom to separate from a partner they disliked.
>>43289756And all of them forgetting that Pierce may not like the idea of arranged marriage.I figure IF necessary, he will introduce Misono some nice man and see if it work, but not forcing it.That assuming Laika will not do her best to find Misono some good guy too.
>>43289847No, that's the societal pressure to get married and have kids at a young age that permeates any heavily religious society.The only 'problem' is that we removed the penalties for divorce before we pushed society away from the idea that marriage is a required part of being an adult.
>>43289715No, any sort of interference is disgusting, because it invariably gets twisted to the benefit and interests of those who interfere, asked for or not.
>>43289907They have the freedom to do so, but maybe they shouldn't have gotten married in the first place if they're just going to get divorced later. The response of >>43289699that I'm overlooking things that might make people agree to a marriage they normally wouldn't endorse seems outweighed by the number of people that, given the freedom to do so, only get married to later regret it. So it would seem that the American traditions also makes people agree to marriage when they really shouldn't, since about half of marriages end up in divorce later anyway.
>>43289968...I think your opinion of people seems pretty low. I personally asked for my siblings help with my latest relationship, after my last one went to shit. I at least definitely appreciate some outside help, and my partner had no issues, so... Yeah. Help can be good. Not always, of course. But sometimes.
>>43290069it's more implusiveness than any real pressure, ESPECIALLY in Hollywood (it doesn't help that most people there aren't used to working hard for stuff)In a certain sentence writing a quest/etc is like marriage: it takes work and if you go into it expecting it to be easy it'll end badly.>>43290123Yeah but no one expects a husband handed to them.
>>43290069That assumes that divorce is a bad thing. You strip religious connotations from marriage and it's simply a contract between two individuals - and contracts get anulled when they're no longer beneficial to the parties involved.
>>43289823Why not both?
>>43289638"Come on, let's go check out the Russians." You say, narrowing your eyes. "You didn't try to invite Putin, did you?""Well, the thought DID cross our minds..." Janice chuckles nervously. "Honestly." You shake your head. "Who are they, then?""Well, some of them are the Russian sailors we saved in Alaska. They were very grateful, after all." Janice smiles. "And a few others."You get a strange feeling about the "few others" Janice was talking about, but shrug it off. Immediately, you are barraged by a bunch of grateful Russians, rigorously shaking your hand pushing bottles of vodka into your arms. Not a single one of them spoke a lick of English, saying words of gratitude in their native Russian. It was both endearing and a little confusing. However, like a storm, the whole event passes, leaving you face to face with a Russian general leaning on a cane."I'm sorry, I don't believe we've met, General...?" You reach your hand out. "Orlov." The general gives a warm smiles and shakes your hand. "And yes, we have not yet, but one of my subordinates has.""Really? Who?" You blink."Just a second." Orlov turns head. "He is here. You may come out now. Don't be shy."And out steps the last thing you expected to see. There was Raikov, wearing a black formal gown, her eyes glued to the floor and trembling as if she's about to drop dead from a heart attack.>Well... I certainly wasn't expecting this.>Hello, Raikov.>What the heck is she doing here!?>Other
>>43290069Better than the slavery that results from arranged marriages.Western habits do need some fixing, but your primitive eastern traditions would be a gigantic step backwards.
If this thread any indication, i would not suggest anons to try score some asian chick.Parents sometiemes still have a say in a couple marriage live, and it can be quite obnoxious in worst case.>>43290191>>Hello, Raikov."You look pretty on that."
>>43290191>So how much fun did you have with Volgin?
>>43290191>Well... I certainly wasn't expecting this.>Hello, Raikov.
>>43290145The religious connotations are the least of the problems that divorce causes.Those contracts tend to lead to legal battles concerning ownership of assets, liability for debts accrued during the period in which the contract was in force, and custody of children. Getting into a contract that leads to prolonged legal disputes is not a good thing. Especially if it leads to bloating of the court system.
>>43290223As if the likely hood of the girl ending up like Chi Chi wasn't enough of a deterrant.>>43290191>>Hello, Raikov.
>>43290191>>Hello, Raikov."You look fantastic, by the way. Have you had a drink, something to eat?"
>>43290280That's a result of them being poorly- worded and generally ambiguous precisely because of the religious paraphenalia. Get a lawyer to draw up proper pre-nups and get them updated regularly and there's rarely any trouble.
>>43290208>the slavery that results from arranged marriages.Just because two people met each other through a marriage meeting and decided they liked each other enough after dating that they would get married, doesn't make it slavery. You assume that both parties must get married, or that they even want to date on their own. There are plenty of people that would tell you to mind your own business, so why don't you butt out of their relationships, since as you said, third-party interference in a relationship is inevitably twisted to the third-party's own ends.What's your end for interfering in the relationships of others and demanding that they use one method and one method only?
>>43290191>>Well... I certainly wasn't expecting this.>>Hello, Raikov.>>OtherReeeeeed, got a friend hereeee
>>43290339If you don't trust a person enough that a discussion with the person in question followed by a verbal agreement, why are you agreeing to a legal binding of debts and responsibilities?
>>43290191Despite what you may have thought about witch, what you couldn't deny was that the war was over, and she wasn't your enemy any more. She wasn't causing any trouble now, so you feel you might as well act civil."Hello, Raikov." You say with a smile. "You look fantastic, by the way. Have you had anything to eat or drink, yet?"Raikov nods silently. This was just really weird."My apologies, she's still rather new at all of this." Orlov apologizes. "All she's ever known was the battlefield.""I can imagine." You nod. "Look, no hard feelings, all right? We were just on opposite sides of a war. Try to the enjoy the rest of the evening, all right?"Raikov nods silently again.Man, this was REALLY weird.>Suggest she go meet Red.>Suggest she stay away from Red.>Other
>>43290397Your view of the thing is woufully naiive and assumes thatvthe level of coercion and manipulation inherent to the system is nonexistent. And you actually try to cite personal liberty to protect an evil system that is the direct anathema of freedom and personal choice? You're disgusting.
>>43290492>Suggest she go meet Red.
>>43290492>>Suggest she go meet Red.You can still fight her in other ways than combat.
>>43290492>Suggest she go meet Red.War's over.
>>43290492>Suggest she go meet Red.With us accompanying her, naturally.
>>43290492>>Suggest she go meet Red.
>>43290477Because people don't fix their views and opinions permanently, regardless of trust and civility, and a robust framework is needed to ensure it's resolved fairly.
>>43290492>>Suggest she go meet Red.>>43290518DRINKING GAMES!
>>43290492>Suggest she go meet RedGiven how antagonistic they were, having them meet in a friendly context should go a long way towards helping Raikov wrap her head around the whole 'peace' thing.
>>43290477>>43290546This is PJW, not a debate over marriage views.
>>43290500You're citing personal liberty to interfere in the internal affairs of others, something you said was reprehensible no matter what. You're just a hypocrite who wants to feel offended for the sake of being offended.
>>43290397You're mistaking all arranged marriages for the idealised ones in your chinese cartoons, and the other guy is mistaking all arranged marriages for the horrible slavery-kind ones you see in places like India and the middle east.Grankly you're both being stupid.
>>43290628This is Strike Witches Quest.anon will find something to be debated.>>43290659Quoted for truth
>>43290492>>OtherCALL FOR RED
>>43290628>b-but someone disagrees with me!>>43290659Hey look at that someone gets it!
>>43290659>mistaking all arranged marriages for the idealised ones in your chinese cartoonsCiting the Japanese omiai practice, and specifically a 35 year stable marriage as the test case.The arranged marriage systems in India and the Middle East aren't even similar to the modern Japanese matchmaking system.
>>43290659Yes, but, going back to what started this shitstorm to begin with, if Misono wants Pierce to filter out guys for her to meet, it's her choice. Also, given the characterization Pierce has had so far, he would do well at that. Also, the arranged marriage system in said chinese cartoons would be the most pertinent since Misono is fucking japanese and would follow their traditions since she was brought up as a high-class japanese woman from a prestigious family.
>>43290786i think we should separate Omiai and arranged marriage in context. If kariage speak the truth, Its more like dating service. Arranged marriage usually planned by parents from both side and can be very strict.
>>43290786Arranaged marriages all look alike.>>43290879But she's basically American now... though given what happened with Merlin, perhaps Pierce doing some vetting wouldn't be a bad idea.
So what sort of job do you think Pierce will have once everything has settled down?Can't really imagine him as anything other than a PJ.
>>43290958PIERCE FOR 2016FOR PROSPEROUS U.S.A
>>43290958He goin into politics
>>43290492>Suggest she go meet Red."Try not to have too much fun!"LATER, AT THE HOTEL."We never tell Cap about this." "Only if you do that thing with your tongue again."
>>43290888>If kariage speak the truth, Its more like dating serviceThat is how it was explained to me, and how I experienced it. It was a matter of looking through a number of filtered profiles, choosing which ones seemed to be the most compatible or most interesting, agreeing to a date (the person handling the omiai matched up the calendars), and then going on a date. Eh, it didn't work out, so both sides called it a wash and went our separate ways. It was really just a blind dating service with a human doing the matching rather than an algorithm.
>>43290958Training the next batch of PJs? Staying in the AF? Living off Janice's money?
>>43291019>blind dating serviceWell, wait. I guess with the offered profiles, it wasn't really a blind date. So just a personalized dating service handled by a person instead of a machine.
>>43291019And not on who has the biggest wallet?
>>43290958Wasn't he getting pushed towards politics? If not him, then at least Janice, with all of the connection-making she's been doing on the side. I think Matron is a political as well as academic position, given how important Witch politics can be to a nation.
>>43291019And I've seen so many hundreds of actual arranged marriages where the people actually getting married hated it, had no legal or social recourse to annul or prevent it, and it was all done to the benefit of their families who were arranging it.So it's lovely that you had a nice little fairytale date in your tiny little country, but a systemic, festering rot in a nation of a billion tells me that i'm going to hate the very concept of interference in marriage until the day I die.
>>43291106No, not necessarily. Sure, a good economic standing is a point for a candidate, but that's true of any regular dating service as well as regular dating, isn't it?Ideally, omiai looks for good personality compatibility; trying to set up two people for a relationship is no good if they end up not being compatible.Though saying that money wouldn't be a factor is a downright lie, since of course money is going to be a deciding factor for some people.>And not on who has the biggest wallet?That's like saying money, apparent socio-economic bracket, and good looks aren't deciding factors in dating. Some people are after smarts and personality, but that's not going to apply to everyone.
What the fuck is wrong with all you people. This has gone for far too goddamn long. Now shut up and vote/wait for updates. Fuck.
>>43291237>hate the very concept of interference in marriageThat also includes interventions and interference when one spouse is beating or emotionally abusing another, you know. Because you said you want no interference in a marriage, no matter the reasons, parties involved, or the circumstances.
>>43290492"So Raikov, how do you feel about meeting Red again? Get a proper chance to talk to her?" You ask.Raikov makes a quick glance to Orlov, as if silently asking him for permission to speak. Orlov gives a fatherly smile and nods. Raikov snaps her head back to you."That would be nice." She mumbles quietly. "See how simple that was?" Orlov says appreciatively. Raikov just nods in response."Anyways, I was always kind of wondering." Janice speaks up. "How is Russia now that the war is over?""Truthfully, I cannot say much. I've spent most of the war besieged in Vladivostok." Orlov shakes his head. "But you did join up with Putin's faction." You point out."Only as a matter of convenience." Orlov explains, his eyes shifting. "Though I did not fully agree with how Stalin ran the country before, I find little difference between him and Putin in many ways. They are both men who vie for power and willing to stoop to any low to achieve it.">Yeah, I understand.>I don't think he's that bad a guy.>Other
>>43291412>>Yeah, I understand.
>>43291412>>I don't think he's that bad a guy.
>>43291412>I don't think he's that bad a guy, but I understand where you're coming from.
>>43291412>>I don't think he's that bad a guy.Power tends to do that.
>>43291412>Other"Doesn't that describe any politician? I bet if we had a Martian soldier here with us, even he'd say the same."
>>43291412>>Yeah, I understand
>>43291412>Other"Good thing there are men like you around to keep him in line then."
>>43291412>Yeah, I understand.
>>43291412>Yeah, I understandBetter than Stalin, but a shiny turd is still a turd....also is that pic canon? Are Raik and Red gonna have to go get gay married in Japan?
>>43291411It's kind of a moot point, because even if the marriages weren't arranged or interfered in, there's no legal recourse for intervention or divorce in those cases in the first place. Gods help you if you're a woman there, you are for all purposes a chattel slave.Broad westernisation and emancipation is the answer, but that'll be decades or longer in coming.
>>43291412>>Other"Lesser of two devils, eh."
>>43291495Pretty sure Red's bumping uglies with ugly.Or wants to.
>>43291412>OtherBasically this >>43291481
>>43291520Maybe she want to spice up things.
>>43291520...I thought Nun was with Ugly? Or is she with Rex? Or...Fuck, someone bring out the shipping chart.
>>43291600Rex is with Ghost (I think).
>>43291600Nun got knocked up by bullseye, the Ghosthawk pilot.Red's been making eyes at Ugly, the Comanche Pilot.Rex and Ghost are an item.
>>43291269It was a remark about how Aisan societies seem to grub money so much, including that infamous education mama type.>>43291600Nun's with Bullseye.
>>43291497But then, if there is broad Westernization and legal and social protections for women's rights, you'd still be against intervention by third-parties, whether they be government agencies or concerned friends and family, in the internal affairs of a marriage, even if it's to protect a spouse that's being victimized.Broad Westernization and emancipation don't mean much if a couple get married and later one ends up abusing the other and no one helps because it's a private domestic matter. That's just putting all responsibility for defense on the victim, and saying that bystanders should not interfere at all.
>>43291645and maybe Lucilid, as a mistress How is she going to convince Ghost, I have no idea.
>>43291412"Yeah, I understand." You nod. "Business as usual, huh? New boss, same office.""An apt comparison." Orlov pours a small glass of vodka out and hands it to you. "A toast. To peace.""To peace." You say as you down the vodka."Now, don't let an old crusty Russian like me keep you stuck here." Orlov waves you off. "You still have much to do, don't you?""Thank you.""Raikov, you may go with them. Just be sure to return soon, okay?""Yes, General." Raikov nods obediently, much to Orlov's exasperation.>Find your squadron.>Find Colonel Kelsey>Other
>>43291748>>Find your squadron.
>>43291748>Find your squadron.
>>43291748>>Find your squadron.Thinking on it, it's sort of funny how a badass witch shares teh same last name with a sissy gay bully parody of Raiden.
>>43291748I've always digged women with scars. Always have a story with them.
>>43291826Well, witch!Raikov is reference for that Raikov...
>>43291682If they have the legal and social freedom to end it themselves, then it's fine; it's their responsibility. If the other party then forces the issue, that's what a well-regulated police force is for.Neither of which exists in that shithole, at present. One of the reasons I got out.
>>43291826That's literally the entire idea behind her. Why do you think she was under a man named Volgin.How you didn't figure this out after so long I do not know.
>>43291992>that's what a well-regulated police force is for.That's still third-party interference in a private marital affair. Besides, the entire conversation specifically refers to Misono and so should be restricted to Japanese and American traditions. The traditions of wherever you came from don't apply to this conversation and are irrelevant.
>>43292094No, because one party has contravened public law and therefore has made it a criminal issue.You seem to have a very distorted ideal of what actual freedom and what actual repression is.
ITT: FAGGOTS BUTTHURT ABOUT NOTHING
>>43292118>>43292094For fuck's sake take it elsewhere, both of you
ITT: Misono marriage is a serious business
Posting Hoppou to stop argument.
>>43292179Don't be dragging her into this. Even as attempt to stop it.
>>43292200Buhbuhbut bestgirl can do anything...
>>43292219She might be bestest but she doesn't deserve this shit show.
>>43292271Thus the escape plane. And thanks, I didn't have that image yet.
>>43292006I knew all along but I had to make the remark now.
>>43291748You head over to where you squadron is gathered. Tarin is still clutching the bouquet close to her, like it was a critical mission objective. Red was with Ugly, just laughing at how Tarin, who showed the least interest in marriage, somehow managed to catch the bouquet. Nungesser is also present, gleefully taking notes on everything she sees, no doubt to use in her own wedding with Bullseye. Your pilot, meanwhile was taking full advantage of the full service bar. Rex and Ghost were also present at the buffet. Even Jetstream and Euclid were present, each of them wearing traditional Japanese kimonos. "It's good to see you all here." You grin. "Red, I got a new friend here for you.""What are you talking about Cap- YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" Red gasps, instinctively reaching for her nonexistent sword."Wait, she's not here to fight." You say. "Red, I think she wants something to say to you."Red and Raikov stare at each awkwardly, the two former enemies unsure of what to say. "Yeah..." Red scratches her head.Raikov silently bites her lip. You give Red an encouraging nudge."So yeah, you get anything to eat yet? Janice's parents shelled out for the best caterers on the West Coast!" Red offers."That... that will be nice." Raikov nods and yelps as Red grabs her hand and yanks her away. "Such a cute pair." Janice smiles."Yeah... let's go with that." You shake your head. "Nun, I see you're doing well." "Of course! So many things to keep track of!" Nungesser beams brightly. "Janice, you simply MUST help organize my wedding! Everything must be absolutely perfect!""I'd be glad to!" Janice says happily.At the bar, you see Bullseye instinctively crush the glass he's holding, as if he had just gotten a big shiver up his spine. (cont)
>>43292533"Jetstream, Euclid, glad to see you two came." You nod at the two Japanese witches."We would not have missed it for the world!" Jetstream laughs heartily. "It's a pity the Emperor and Princess Katsumi could not attend, though." Janice sighs."What, you invited THEM, too?!" You cry incredulously. "Well, why not?" Janice shrugs."They would have loved to come, but there's still so much for them to do back in Japan." Jetstream explains. "But me and Euclid here are fully representing their interests.""That's nice." You nod. "I've heard that you two might be out of the IJA, though?"Both Jetstream and Euclid look at each other."Well, yes and no." Euclid speaks up. "With the war over, the Emperor has been moving to shrink the IJA and IJN back down to prewar numbers. We do have the opportunity to stay, due to our status, but, well...""We do not like the idea of stealing a position from other witches when we have other options." Jetstream finishes. "Me and Euclid have received offers from both the Royal Guard and the United Nations to join their ranks."Oh my, those are certainly very good positions." Janice nods. "WIll, do you have anything to say?">You should stick with the IJA.>You should join the Royal Guard>You should join the UN.>No opinion>Other
>>43292550>>No opinionIt's your choice.
>>43292550>Ask them what do they feel what will make them happy, or do the most good.
>>43292550>No opinion"Whatever you think is best. Just keep in touch every once in a while."
>>43292550>You should join the UN.
>>43292550>You should join the UN.As prestigious as the Royal Guards are, the UN is still the ones responsible for defending Humanity itself, and with the mess that Stalin made of Megalith, the UN could use talented Witches.
>>43292550>No opinionWhatever they feel comfortable with.Though I'd love to see them guarding Tatsumi and Jess. Especially if Jess was feeling frisky.
>>43292550>>Other"you know what? Maybe retire from military also a valid decision. War and combat is not only thing witches can do, maybe you two can find something you like in civilian live."
>>43292550>OtherGo Mercenary. Get paid the big bucks.
>>43292550>>43292606>>43292608>Ask them what do they feel what will make them happy, or do the most good.>Whatever you think is best. Just keep in touch every once in a while.Either of those work for me.Also fuck you CAPTCHA I picked all the pancakes there were no more pancakes to pick you little shit.
>>43292647Merc!cipher plsGo home and be a family man, buddy
>>43292550>>No opinionRoll with whatever will make them happiest.
>>43292550>OtherGo do what makes you happy, or at least pay the bills.
>>43292550"You know what." You grin. "Just go with what you two think is right. I'm not your CO any more, after all.""Wise words." Jetstream nods."I was kind of expecting you to say that." Euclid grins. You then head over to Rex and Ghost, who seem to be having a good time. You tap Rex on the shoulder and he spins around and salutes on instinct."Sir." Rex says curtly."At ease, airman." You laugh and look around. "Are you the only one here? Didn't Janice invite your whole family, too?" "Ah, well." Rex shrugs. "My brothers were too busy, and well, I'm still not on great terms with my parents. Besides, I'm pretty sure they've had their fill of weddings for the time being."Oh right, now you remember why. You kind of wonder how Frank is even still alive at this point. "Anyways, what are you doing with the drawdowns?" You ask. "A lot of downsizing, and a lot of personnel are being let go.""Well, I can stay with the Air Force if I want. With my record, they're not going kick me out." Rex explains."A-and I'd be staying with him!" Ghost maintains. >You really should mend things with your family, Rex.>Well, good luck with that.>Other
>>43292976>>You really should mend things with your family, Rex.
>>43292976>You really should mend things with your family, Rex.
>>43292976>>You really should mend things with your family, Rex.awww, we are not going to see Frank in this thread. Kind of disappointed. If only for them to compare their kids again (well Merlin doesn't count)
>>43292976>>You really should mend things with your family, Rex.Time is precious Rex. Don't assume you have forever to get around to it. Rip that band-aid off and rejoin the fam!
>>43293055Not to mention he has a lot of nieces to spoil.
>>43292976"You really should mend things with your family, Rex." You say. "I mean, time is precious and all, and think of all the nieces you get to spoil!""Don't remind me." Rex shakes his head. "But... I guess you have a point there. I'll think about it.""You do that." You grin."Oh, look! It's Hessler and Elsa!" Janice nudges you in the arm.>Find Colonel Kelsey>Meet the Germans>Other
>>43293210>>Find Colonel KelseyIt's time
>>43293210>>Meet the GermansSo where is our Polish bedwarmer?
>>43293210>Meet the GermansIs it just me, or did Rex calculate the cost of Christmas gifts and birthdays?
>>43293210>Meet the GermansBest Germans.
>>43293210>>Meet the Germans
>>43293210>Meet the GermansHESS A BEST
Since the numbers are roughly even now. Who will win,Stasya and Lilya (maybe Natalya) vs Pierce's kids.
>>43293315>roughly even now.For now. In a few years Slider pops out like five at once.
>>43293315With all these daughterus, I'm starting to get a feeling that /tg/ may never be ready for a Son.
>>43293356That is why i'm saying it now. Frank is not at the wedding, so it's up to speculation who will win butween the duel of will between their kids.
>>43293210>Find Colonel Kelsey
>>43293370>Son.Son? What is this "Son" you speak of? There are only cute daughterus that need headpatting here.
>>43293466But anon, Frank has a son.Maybe.
>>43293511Ah, but we have never seen a son before in a quest now!In pretty much every quest, we've been interacting exclusively with daughterus. >inb4 Sons become a sort of urban legend
>>43293210"Hessler, Elsa, it's good to see you two here!" You greet the two German witches, whom you note are wearing military dress uniforms rather than formal gowns like most of the other witches were wearing. It struck you as very German of them."Captain Pierce." Hessler gives you a respectful nod. "It's much more crowded than I expected.""Yeah, well, you can blame Janice for that." You chuckle. "And Elsa, how have you been?""Ah, good as always." Elsa smiles and gives you sticks two fingers out in the peace sign. "Just glad we can finally go home!""Indeed." Hessler nods. "Germany will need much rebuilding after the war. "I hope you'll be able to find the time to visit us!" Janice says happily."Heh, you should come visit US." Elsa counters. "We can show you all the coolest places in Germany! Well, me at least. Hess here is still too much of a prude.""Excuse me?" Hessler glares poison at Elsa."Ha ha, just kidding...." Elsa laughs as she backs away cautiously. "Ah, so there you are, Captain Pierce!" Colonel Kelsey says as he drops a hand on your shoulder. "I've been looking all over for you!" "Really, sir?" You blink."Of course. There's some Air Force brass that want to meet you, if you have the time." Kelsey says, nodding to a gaggle of USAF officers, including General Granger himself.>Sure, why not.>I think I've done enough military meet and greet for now.>Other
>>43293582>>Sure, why not.sure why not
>>43293582>Sure, why not.
>>43293582>>Sure, why not.Gotta love having contacts
>>43293549>>Sure, why not.>>43293546You are either forget VMQ II or deny it happened then.
>>43293582>>Sure, why not.
>>43293370>>43293466>>43293546Well, we'd certainly not be able to headpat them, call them cute to our friends, or give them the usual daughteru treatment like before. It could actually be a sort of a challenge that comes out of left field because they're a boy.
>>43293582"Sure, why not." You shrug."Excellent!" Colonel Kelsey guides you over the gaggle of officers, all of whom eagerly shake hands with you and congratulate you. There's so many and you're moving so fast, you never are really able to catch any of their names."Damn fine job you've done, son." General Granger says as he gives your hands a hearty shake. "You and your squadron have done the Air Force a great service.""Just doing my job, sir." You say humbly."Ha!" Granger barks as he slaps you on the back. "I hope you'll stay with the force, Captain. We have great things planned for the future! Great things!""I'll keep that in mind." You nod.Then the gaggle of officers moves on, ready to pounce on the next diplomatic/social opportunity. "You know, Captain, I think now is a good time to ask." Colonel Kelsey turns to you. "We can't keep putting off the decision forever. The drawdowns are already being implemented, and we need to know whether you're going go or stay on board. I know Janice here will be transitioning into one of the Academies, but I haven't heard what you intend to do, yet."Shit, he was right. You had never actually thought seriously about it until now.>I figure I started out as a PJ, I'll die as one.>I'll stay in the AF, but I think I'm done with fieldwork.>Nah, it's the civilian life for me now.>Other
>>43293813>I figure I started out as a PJ, I'll die as one
>>43293813>>I'll stay in the AF, but I think I'm done with fieldwork.
>>43293813>>I'll stay in the AF, but I think I'm done with fieldwork.Have a family now.
>>43293813>I'll stay in the AF, but I think I'm done with fieldwork.Give us some people to beat into shape for the PJ.
>>43293813>I'll stay in the AF, but I think I'm done with fieldwork.
>>43293813>>I'll stay in the AF, but I think I'm done with fieldwork.We could be Red's boss while she runs around trying to deal with getting promoted!
>>43293813>OtherFire your sidearm into the air!
>>43293813"You know, I've got a family now." You say proudly, hooking an arm around Janice and nodding to your three adopted daughters. "I still want to stay in the Air Force, but I think I'm done with fieldwork.""Completely understandable." Colonel Kelsey nods. "With your service record, I think I can get you to at least Colonel. We'll figure out a duty station later once everything is sorted out.""Really?" You widen your eyes. "Me, a colonel?""Colonel Pierce has a nice ring to it." Colonel Kelsey laughs. "Well, I'll see in the office then!"The rest of the reception is kind of a blur of activity and partying. Meeting old friends, making new ones, and promising a better future. However, as with all things, it had to end eventually."Shall we?" Janice takes your hand with a bit of a seductive grin. "Our honeymoon awaits~." "Heh, of course." You say, tugging at your collar.The two of you make your way to the driveway as the guests pelt you with flower petals and dry rice, though Janice slides to a stop."That's odd." She frowns. "Where's the limousine we rented?"(cont)
>>43294124"Ha!" Hoskins laughs as he walks up in a suit that barely fits him. "A limousine's not good enough! We felt that if you were going out like this, it had to be in STYLE."Suddenly, you're blasted with a gust of wind as a white and pink Pave Hawk, with ribbons and cans hanging off the landing gear, tail, and refueling boom lands on the driveway. Bullseye pokes his head out of the window."You two need a ride?" He gives a smug grin."It was his idea for a surprise." Rex explains."Bullseye you son of a bitch." You laugh and turn to Janice. "Shall we?""Let's." Janice nods and you both step inside. Rex slides the door closed from the outside and pounds a fist on the side to let Bullseye know everything was good to go."All right!" Bullseye says happily as the Pave Hawk gains altitude. "So, where you do you lovebirds want to go?""I don't know... surprise us!" Janice giggles as she kisses you on the cheek."Yeah, surprise us." You agree as you give a loving squeeze to her hand."One surprise, coming right up!" Bullseye nods as goes full throttle.>And that's it for PJ Witches! Stay tuned for the individual epilogues, and tanks to everybody who stuck with the quest all this time!
>>43294128SOKOLOVDr. Sokolov remains with DARPA, where he continues his work with VDNI and other witch/machine interfaces. In later years, some of Sokolov’s crowning achievements include various revolutionary technologies such as prosthetic limbs for witches, and advances in VDNI that allow a single pilot to control multiple aircraft remotely and simultaneously.
>>43294134COLONEL KELSEYColonel Kelsey remains with the Air Force, eventually being promoted to the rank of general. Like General Granger before him, Kelsey is a large proponent for the modernization of the Air Force, as well as investing heavily in new and exotic technologies in order to improve American air power. KELSEY FAMILYRed’s mother and father remain in the field of science. Her father decides to go into the civilian market, taking up a job at Brookstone developing many commercial gadgets and electronics. However, her mother decides to stay with DARPA, continuing to provide her vast technical knowledge to the Department of Defense. Eventually, in the 2000s, the culmination of her work, the Strategic Laser Anti Martian Shield (SLAMS) is finally completed. In addition, she designs the core module for the Air Force’s Freedom Star orbital defense station. It is launched without a hitch from Vandenburg Air Force Base, through it draws much international criticism.
>>43294140COLONEL ANDERSONNot much is really known about what Colonel Anderson does postwar, as he fades back into the shadowy veil of military black operations. What is known is that he eventually retires from SOCOM in 1996, and lives out his retirement in comfortable seclusion, writing memoirs of his past experiences which he knows will never be published in his lifetime.
>>43294159COLONEL VOLGINTaken into American custody, Volgin is swiftly brought before a war crimes tribunal over his participation in several projects that involved the kidnapping, brainwashing, and experimentation of a number of witches. He is unanimously found guilty and sentenced to death. However, even though is officially listed as executed, there are no publicly available pictures of the actual execution or his body. In reality, Volgin negotiates a deal with the CIA where he gives them all the information of every black project he ever worked on. In return, he is spared from execution and lives under house arrest in a secluded ranch in Montana. Despite his lenient sentence, Volgin never ventures far outside his fortified compound due to fears his many enemies, including Raikov, will return to finish him off.
>>43294164GENERAL ORLOVDespite being hailed as the “Hero of Vladivostok”, Orlov politely declines to serve in Putin’s new army and opts for early retirement. Also, since Raikov’s parents cannot be found in the chaos of the postwar period, he takes it upon himself to become her official legal guardian. He still lives in Vladivostok, though, as he had grown rather fond of the city. In 1992, he runs for and succeeds in becoming mayor of the city, which is a position he still holds to this day.
>>43294172IVANNA RAIKOVUnfortunately, Raikov could never quite adjust to civilian life. Despite living with Orlov as his adopted daughter for several years, he one day comes home to find a note thanking him for everything he’s done for her. With an apparent new purpose in life, Raikov gathers many similarly disenfranchised or traumatized witches and forms a private witch group that swears no loyalty to any nation or coven. This group mostly consists of former Soviet witches, several Valkyries that opted not to follow Putin, and even a few Western witches. Raikov and her band of warriors are sighted in conflict zones all across the world, from the sands of the middle east to the jungles of Africa and South America, to the beaches Southeast Asia. For many years, Raikov’s group causes certain politicians and matrons to lose much sleep. However, NSA intercepts show she still keeps in constant contact with Orlov and Red, and her tracked movements often have her making regular visits to Russia.
>>43294179ELISA HESSLERHessler stays with the Panzer Corps, where she is promoted to the rank of General due to her actions in decisively seizing Minsk, and is eventually granted overall command of all of Germany’s Panzer units. Despite calls for Germany’s demilitarization, she lobbies to keep the Panzer Corps intact, preventing the mass scrapping and decommissioning of hundreds of Leopard 2 tanks. She’s often worshipped by her fellow Germans as a modern day Erwin Rommel, earning her the moniker “The Silver Fox”, a nickname and association she always tries to downplay out of embarrassment. She eventually marries an American tanker she met during the war, finding a mutual love for tanks and a mutual dislike for her rival, Wittman.
>>43294188ELSA KONIGLike her friend Hessler, Elsa decides to stay in the German army. However, due to the Fallschirmjagers being heavily downsized postwar, Elsa transfers to the Panzer Corps as one of Hessler’s direct subordinates. While lacking the relative freedom she had as one of Germany’s special forces, as well as utterly lacking the discipline and patience needed to be a proper officer, Elsa still manages to find her niche in Hessler’s command structure as her “extrajudicial problem solver”. When not attending to Hessler’s needs, Elsa can be found playing with her “war prize” she brought back from Poland.
>>43294199THE EMPERORAfter the end of the war, the Emperor manages to negotiate a peace treaty with China and Russia. As a result of Japan’s victory, Japan manages to annex numerous contested islands, as well as all of Kamchatka. However, despite the territorial gains, Japan suffers a massive hit to its overall military strength. The Emperor uses this situation as a pretext to grant Korea its independence, thereby freeing up additional Japanese troops and resources to consolidate their new gains. The release of Korea from its colonial chains is a move is celebrated by nations all over the world, securing a Nobel Peace Prize for the Emperor. However, he doesn’t have long to enjoy it, as he passes away peacefully of natural causes in 1998. Despite his wishes for a small, private funeral, the Japanese government instead gives him a full state funeral, with representatives from all over the world in attendance. His oldest son and successor promises to keep his legacy alive in the years to come.
>>43294188>She eventually marries an American tanker she met during the war, finding a mutual love for tanks and a mutual dislike for her rival, Wittman.wut.WUT.IS THAT.The last Bishop?
>>43294199TAKEFUJI “JETSTREAM” CHIKAMIBeing the independent spirit that she is, Jetstream opts not to take a position in the UN or Royal Guard and voluntarily leaves the IJA. Instead, she becomes something of a modern day Ronin, wandering the world and looking for worthy opponents to fight. However, after a couple of years of traveling on the road, Jetstream eventually grows frustrated at the lack of any serious challenger to her skills. In 1995, she returns to Japan and starts her own dojo, training witches from all over the world the art of classical samurai combat in the hopes that one day one of her students will grow to surpass her.
>>43294214YUKO “EUCLID” NABESHIMABreaking ranks with her former commander, Euclid opts to join the Royal Guard, where she is appointed to be personal bodyguard of the Emperor’s eldest son. In addition to her duties as a Royal Guard, Euclid also maintains her duty as a master archer, and teaches other witches the way of the bow. She currently holds the world record for the longest range archery shot, using her skills to shoot down a satellite when its decaying orbit threatened to crash it onto the Home Islands. It is also rumored that she and the Emperor’s eldest son are an item, rumors that Euclid herself vehemently denies.
>>43294219ERNESTINE NUNGESSER/BULLSEYEAs expected, Nungesser and Bullseye marry in 1992, which causes quite a scandal back home, with a French noble witch like her marrying an apparently “lowly” helicopter pilot. Of course, Nungesser does not take these criticisms well, and a few black eyes and broken bones finally silence the naysayers. Nungesser remains with the French Air Force as one of its top witch aces, while Bullseye retires and spends most of his days at their French chateau, tending to Nungesser’s daily needs as well as taking care of their many, many children. The current count is three sons and five daughters. He still keeps the old Pave Hawk, and can occasionally be seen flying it over the French countryside.
>>43294219Satellite shooting, Emperor laying.Nice
>>43294223>while Bullseye retires and spends most of his days at their French chateau, tending to Nungesser’s daily needsYeeeeeep
>>43294223REX BISHOP/DOROTHY “GHOST” ZELKOBoth Rex and Ghost decide to stay with the Air Force. Despite an opportunity to be commissioned as an officer, Rex politely refuses and decides to stay as a lowly airman. After the war, he continues the same duties that he had done prewar, mainly participating in joint SAR training exercises with young witch recruits all over the country. Suffice to say, his mailbox is always packed full with “letters of appreciation”, much to Ghost’s annoyance. Ghost meanwhile continues her duties as one of the Air Force’s black ops witches, and not much is really known of her activities. However, she and Rex do officially marry in 1993, and finally makes peace with his parents. The one thing that Rex does regret about the war is being continually compared to his brother Frank, not out of jealously, but because he’s constantly bothered by reporters and fans wishing to get close to him. Together, he has twin sons with Ghost. There’s also the fact that some of Frank’s daughters seem to like him more than their own father...
>>43294223>Current count>Top Ace
>>43294234TARIN RICHARDSTarin decides to stay in the military, but not as part of the Air Force. Instead, she is recruited into the CIA’s Special Activities Division. Obviously, the exact nature of her actions are shrouded in secrecy, though the postcards she occasionally sends to her close friends all originate from exotic locations like Panama, Iran, Somalia, and more. She also becomes something of a bogeyman among foreign intelligence agencies, picking up the nom de guerre “Baba Yaga”. It’s to the point where many agents and black ops teams frantically request emergency extraction at the very mention of her name. It’s a shocking surprise to everybody though, when in 1991 marriage invitations are sent to close family and friends when she marries an Army Ranger she’s worked together with on more than one occasion. Even being pregnant with a daughter doesn’t stop her from participating in field ops.
>>43294243RACHEL “RED” KELSEYRed stays with the Air Force, eventually being promoted to captain herself and leading her own Combat Rescue team. She is sent to conflict zones all around the world to support both military and humanitarian missions, and the nature of her work almost always keeps her in constant contact with her old friends and colleagues, much to her delight. She never forgets the lessons Pierce imparted on her, and always does her best to save everybody she can. In 1993, she finally marries Ugly, and they have one son and one daughter. When not on duty, she and Ugly, being the adrenaline junkies they are, often go out on “extreme” vacations. Funnily enough, on one such outing, Red just happens to cross paths with Raikov, and they celebrate the coincidence by base jumping off a nearby mountain.
>>43294243>Even being pregnant with a daughter doesn’t stop her from participating in field ops.Plz Tarin...
>>43294253THE PIERCE FAMILYDespite being the parents of a pair of war heroes, Pierce’s mother and father opt to live a quiet life in retirement and avoid the public eye. However, they do babysit their grandchildren from time to time, and are always happy to host anybody from the old squadron that happens to arrive at their door. Pierce’s father also manages to fix up his old F-4 Phantom, and regularly takes it out on both the airshow and air race circuits.BREEANA PIERCEBree remains with the Air Force after the war, and due to her fairly good combat record and minimal loss rates, is promoted to be a full wing commander. Her Air Force service isn’t particularly special or noteworthy, though she is universally loved by the witches under her command as a “big sister” type of commander. She marries her childhood sweetheart Charlie in 1994, and has two daughters and one son.
>>43294270ARTYA PIERCEWith exact origins still unknown, it’s a relatively simple matter for Pierce to have her adopted as a daughter, and her naturalization is fast tracked. However, Artya never quite fully recovers from her experience of surviving a nuclear blast. Despite her adoptive parents’ best efforts, she never utters a word for the rest of her life, and still carries an acute fear of fire. This setback does not stop her from attending her adopted mother’s witch academy. While she certainly isn’t the smartest witch in the class, she proves herself as one of the most pragmatic, often defeating her opponents in field exercises with clever and unorthodox thinking. When she graduates, Artya is recruited to be a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape trainer, teaching young witches how to survive in hostile environments behind enemy lines.
>>43294276MISONO PIERCELike her sister Artya, Misono attends her mother’s witch academy. Due to her fastidious and hard working nature, Misono graduates at the top of her class. However, the loss of her blood father still eats away at her, and there are many nights where Misono stares at the moon, katana in hand. For many years, the Royal Guard keeps a close eye on her in case she decides to take vengeance on the Emperor or his family for the destruction of hers. Fortunately, Misono gives them no reason to be suspicious, and the surveillance is lifted with the Emperor’s death. Upon graduation, Misono joins the Air Force like her adoptive father and eventually becomes an aggressor witch due to her close combat style. Misono becomes something of a legend in Red Flag exercises, and many witches and pilots consider it great feat to be able to defeat her in combat, with the select few able to do so painting a special kill marker on the sides of their craft or strikers.
>>43294284LAIKA PIERCEWith the war over, Laika is forcibly removed from the Air Force in order to finish her studies, much to her dissatisfaction. Laika proves to be a lazy but brilliant student, with her short attention span often getting in the way of academic success. However, she proves to be a hard worker when her mind is set on something. Upon graduation, Laika immediately returns to the Air Force, where she becomes an official test pilot. Over the years, she flies many experimental and exotic planes on the behalf of the USAF and even NASA. Despite many repeated offers by defense contractors, Laika is not interested in flying for the private sector and remains with the Air Force, though she does fly with and against Frank Bishop from time to time in the course of flight testing. Though official records show no instance of Laika or Frank ever flying against each other in a fully simulated aggressor scenario, there are rumors that such a battle occurred over Edwards Air Force Base, and was so intense that both pilots had to be hospitalized for weeks due to the excessive G-forces they were subjecting themselves to. In later years, despite her disability, Laika passes NASA’s astronaut training program, and is tapped to be the pilot for an eventual expedition to Mars.
>>43294291>Laika staring in The Martian
>>43294317I've got to SCIENCE and MAGIC the shit out of this.
>>43294291WILLIAM AND JANICE PIERCEAfter the war, Pierce transitions from field ops to a new position as a liaison officer between the USAF and the Air Force witch academies, which works out well for him since it gives him constant and close access to Janice and his daughters. Janice meanwhile serves several years at the San Diego coven as an assistant matron. However, thanks to a combination her war record, marriage to a war hero, as well as various family connections, Janice is swiftly elevated as matron of the Santa Monica coven. During her tenure, Janice sees many famed and future famed witches pass through her halls, including her own daughters, and quite a few witches from the Bishop clan. Pierce himself often works to coordinate activities and curriculums between the various California covens, and his work to standardize educational guidelines and rules among all of them inadvertently leads to uniting all of the West Coast covens into a single regulated entity. To this day, Pierce and Janice remain as inseparable as ever. In addition to their three adopted daughters, in later years, the couple has added one son and one daughter to the family. Of course, Pierce always works hard to make sure that at least once a year, the old squadron can come back together to reminisce on old times, and talk about new ones. And every year, this gathering grows little by little...>And that's it! Thanks to everybody who's participated! Who knows, this may not be the last we see of the PJs...>And don't forget Kancolle on Friday and Vertical Tanks on Saturday!
>>43294363Thanks for the quest Merc, was a fun wild ride.
>>43294363Just 2 naturally born kids? I can only imagine the number of condoms/birth control pills used up.Seriously though this last post makes me feel a bit sad, mainly due to a fixture ending. GJ on the ending.
Thanks for the quest Merc, it was fun!
>>43294363Thanks for the run boss.
>>43294363Was a good run, thanks for the fun boss.
Another happy ending, for the Strike Witches, and the men that fly with them.
>>43294234Ouch, that is a blow to his Pride, eh Frank.
>>43294363Good job Merc! Thanks for running!>Select ALL THE FOOD>Captcha this is not the time
>>43294363Thanks for the run, Merc!
>>43294363<<It's finally over...>>
>>43294363Thanks for the ride boss
>>43294140The Freedom Star: Orbital Defense Station and Star Destroyer
>>43294243>RAMIREZ, MARRY TARIN!
>No NTRInfinitely better ending than SW89 Good run Merc!