Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=A+Girl+and+her+TitanOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/N5ByhcUwYou are HOLLY, a Titan Pilot for the Frontier Militia!You were trying to get some well deserved rest after having performed a hot extraction of the IMC mutineers. However, you are suddenly and rudely jolted awake by a piercingly loud warning siren. You eyes snap open and fog clouds your mind as your try to shake off the morning amnesia. After getting a sense of your surroundings, you realize that you're in...>Your bunk.>Inside BLL's cockpit.>Other
>>1280717>>Inside BLL's cockpit.
>>1280717>>Your bunkNaked. With Hess.
>>1280717>Inside BLL's cockpit.
>>1280717>>Inside BLL's cockpit.>>1280726Why not both?
>>1280717Your eyes blink rapidly, clearing up your vision and you quickly realize that you're inside BLL's cockpit. You don't quite remember how you go there, but you did remember hearing stories from your instructors how after a Pilot was connected to a Titan, they started feeling more comfortable inside their cockpits than anywhere else, with some practically living in them."JUST SO YOU KNOW, I'M NOT INTO THAT KIND OF ARRANGEMENT." BLL grumbles as you pop the hatch to get out. "WE HAVE TO HAVE AT LEAST THREE DATES BEFORE WE REACH THAT POINT.">Noted>Sorry, that was a bit of an accident.>So that means we just need two more, right~?>Other
>>1280921>So that means we just need two more, right~?
>>1280921>So that means we just need two more, right~?>Wait, did you just respond to what I was thinking-
>>1280921>>So that means we just need two more, right~?>>>Wait, did you just respond to what I was thinking-
>>1280921>>So that means we just need two more, right~?and>>1280929>>1280934
>>1280921So that means we just need two more, right~?
>>1280921"So that means we just need two more, right~?" You tease."SOMETHING LIKE THAT." BLL grumbles."Haha- HEY WAIT A MINUTE." Your face flushes red. "Did you just respond to what I was thinking?!""I HAD A BIT OF AN IDEA." BLL shrugs his massive shoulders. "THIS IS NOT UNCOMMON, ESPECIALLY NOW THAT OUR COMBINED COMBAT EFFICIENCY IS OVER 80% now.""Huh, oh wow!" You blink. "I didn't realize that!""OF COURSE, BECAUSE YOU'RE A DORK." BLL shakes his bulbous optic. "ANYWAYS, DON'T YOU HAVE SOMEWHERE IMPORTANT TO GO?"Oh, shit, that was right! The alarms were still blaring!>Head for the bridge.>Go check on Hess first.>Other
>>1281084>Head for the bridge.
>>1281084>>Go check on Hess first.
>>1281084>Go check on Hess first.
>>1281084You decide to swing by Hess' temporary quarters first. Poor girl got pretty smashed yesterday, and you were afraid she'd be having a major hangover or something. Plus, you felt slightly guilty that you were partly responsible for her getting so drunk in the first place.Though it was still mostly her fault.You dash up to the door, and in your haste, don't even bother to knock when you hit the door control->Roll 1d20
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1281163
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1281163
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1281163Here comes the 1
Shame we didn't roll a 1 there.
>>1281163You step inside, noting how the interior was still pitch black. Did she already leave?No, you can hear a soft snoring. You look over to the bed, where you see Hess still asleep and bundled up tight. She looked kinda adorable, like a little burrito or something like that. She looked pretty content like this, but it seemed like a serious situation was going on right now. W-what should you do...?>Just leave her to sleep. The others would understand.>You need to wake her up.>Check if that eyepatch is real...>Other
>>1281343>You need to wake her up.
>>1281343>>Check if that eyepatch is real...Wouldn't be surprised if that was her "Night seeing" eye.
>>1281343>Check if that eyepatch is real...
>>1281343>>Check if that eyepatch is real...
>>1281343>You need to wake her up.I refuse the bait! Even though we're probably going to end up taking it either way.
>>1281343>>You need to wake her up.
>>1281343>>Otherpick her up and princess carry her
Rolled 10, 10, 17 = 37 (3d20)>>1281343You know, this was a great opportunity to see if that eyepatch she was wearing really was the real deal, or if she was wearing that look cool like the poser she was. You silently creep forward, a devious smile on your face...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1281520Is her eye open?
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>1281520
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1281520It actually hides a replacement cybernetic eye that also shoots laser beams.
Hot damn, we're on a roll tonight.
>>1281528Here comes the chuuni
>>1281528Well hot damn, that's a 20 right there! Do you want to save that up or a FATE POINT for the fight to come?>Y>N
>>1281554You carefully, oh so carefully grab the edge of Hess' eyepatch with two of your fingers and gingerly peel it back. You see that she at least has her eyelid intact, as it was closed shut from her slumber. Going even further, you very, VERY carefully pry her eyelid open, and see a perfectly healthy, organic red eye.Haha, she totally WAS a poser! You giggle to yourself in glee at the revelation.Suddenly, your comm buzzes. You fight the urge to shriek and take answer it."Y-yes?" You mumble."Where are you?" Tarin's stern voice growls. "Didn't you hear the alarm? Get to the bridge. Now."Goddamn, she sounded like she was going to stab you through the line."Yeah, you're gonna miss all the fun!" Ramirez chimes in in the background."Ramirez..." Tarin sighs. Shit, you'd better get going.>Go go go!>You can't just leave Hess here...>Other
>>1281737>You can't just leave Hess here...>Fireman carry
>>1281737>You can't just leave Hess here...
>>1281737>>You can't just leave Hess here...
>>1281737>Go go go!
>>1281737>You can't just leave Hess here...Princess carry, all the way to the bridge.
>>1281737Well shit, you couldn't just leave her here...>Wake her up normally.>Gotta carry her. You're in a hurry!>Other
>>1281844>>Gotta carry her. You're in a hurry!
>>1281844>>Gotta carry her. You're in a hurry!I just hope she isn't drooling too much.
>>1281844>Wake her up normally.
>>1281844>Gotta carry her. You're in a hurry!
>>1281844>Gotta carry her. You're in a hurry!Like the dainty princess she isn't.
>>1281844Looks like we gotta drag her in by her ankles. Oh well
>>1281844Well, there was no choice. You were gonna have to carry her. Taking a deep breath, you grab the blanket and PULL. Hess' body spins rapidly as the blanket unwinds and unravels from around her body. Thankfully, she was still wearing her uniform, having never had a chance to change out of it. "W-w-w-what!?" Hess stammers, still groggy and numbed by the sudden awakening."Sorrynotimeitsanemergencywegottago!" You say quickly as you work your arms under Hess and haul her up. She was light. Surprisingly light. "L-let go!" Hess grunts weakly as you dash out with her in your arms. Thankfully, you had your jump kit equipped, and the extra thrust it provided was more than enough to offset Hess' extra weight as you dash and wall run through the halls, deftly maneuvering around the surprised crew. "Where are we going!?" Hess growls as she still struggles weakly against your carry."Emergency meeeeeting!" You say as you vault over a terrified looking Naru."Wait wait!" Hess wails. "I can't let the Captain see me like this!">Fiiiiiine.>SORRY GOTTA GO FAST.>Other
>>1281943>SORRY GOTTA GO FAST.
>>1281943>SORRY GOTTA GO FAST.>Otherwe can maybe give her some of Holly's clothes? do we have a jacket or anything on?
>>1281943>>SORRY GOTTA GO FAST.We'll be embarrassed together!
>>1281943>>SORRY GOTTA GO FAST.
>>1281943"SORRYCANTHEARYOUIMGOINGTOOFAST." You manage to blurt out as you give your jump kit one last boost of speed. Thankfully, the bridge door's sensors are able to sense your approach and they automatically slide open as you fly through, draw the gaze of everybody...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>1282024
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>1282024
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1282024Coming through!
>>1282024You manage to slide to a halt, Hess still securely in your grip. Everybody, including Tarin, Ramirez, and Hessler, just stare at you in disbelief as you stand there, Hess held in your arms like a newlywed.Well, it could have been worse. You could have totally fumbled the landing and knocked everyone over.You take whatever small victory you can."I-I am so sorry, Captain!" Hess wails, her smugness now completely gone. >Insert witty one liner?
>>1282074>"It was a smooth ride the entire time."
>>1282074>"Quit whining, I only bumped you into three people and a crate on the way here."
>>1282074Don't mind me, just gonna slip right in.
>>1282074"It was a smooth ride the entire time." You try to assure everybody with a sly grin, Hess still secure in your hold. Ramirez is the first to crack as he bursts out in laughter. Tarin just shakes her head in exasperation. Hessler manages to maintain her composure, but she turns her head away for a split second, demonstrating that maybe she wasn't quite as straight laced as you you had thought. Hess is finally able to worm her way out of your grip, getting back to her feet and saluting."R-reporting for duty, Captain!" Hess stammers, her face still red."So uh, what's this all about, anyways?" You ask. "There's been a change of plans." Tarin sighs. "We just got an emergency message from Sarah that the IMC reinforcement fleet had managed to link up with the Remnant, and the Militia fleet is in a pitched battle with them right now. She's calling for any support we can muster.">Well what are we waiting for, then?>Aw man, really?>Other
>>1282074I've got nothing
>>1282163>Well what are we waiting for, then?
>>1282163>>Well what are we waiting for, then?Blockades? Orbital Defence Systems?
>>1282163Well what are we waiting for, then?>>1282172That or planetary guns
>>1282163With the entire Remnant? The whole thing?
>>1282163"Well what are we waiting for, then?" You ask, ready and rearing to go."Well, we need a plan first." Tarin grumbles as she activates a holographic map, showing two fleets of ships surrounding what looked to an icy planet. "The IMC reinforcements had apparently stopped at this planet, Lantea. We think it was a prearranged meeting point. When Militia scouts entered the system, they found the IMC reinforcement fleet being refueled on the surface by Remnant tanker ships. Most likely they don't have the fuel to make it to Remnant space.""And this is where I assume things went wrong." Hessler narrows her eyes."The Militia moved in to engage, thinking they could take out the reinforcements while they were on the ground, but it turned out to be a trap." Tarin points to a large cluster of enemy contacts. "Elements of the Remnant fleet were ready and waiting. They stayed out of sight of our scouts and jumped in when we committed our forces.""That certainly sounds like a plan the Admiral would have thought up of." Hessler scowls. "I still have a score to settle with her.""So, what's the battle situation?" You glance at the map, so chocked with data you could barely make any sense of it. "Things are stalemated right now, but if we can't advance, the reinforcements will finish refueling and escape, adding their strength to the Remnant fleet." Tarin says grimly. "We have a sizeable fleet thanks to addition of Hessler's forces.""I don't quite agree with having my forces press ganged into a pitched battle like this." Hessler glares at Tarin."Well, you're free to leave at any time. Let's see how long you last in the Frontier without friends." Tarin glares back. "Hey, come on, girls." Ramirez tries to play the peacemaker. "We're all on the same side here, right?""Then let me hear your plan, then." Hessler crosses her arms. "I'm not going to have my men die for a lost cause.""It's simple." Tarin points to the planet. "The Remnant thinks we've already committed our full force, and they probably won't be expecting reinforcements so soon. Based on the data Sarah sent, we have two options."Two points on the map light up. One on the planet, and another in the center of the IMC fleet. "We can jump in behind the IMC lines and hit them from behind. Try to take out as many ships on the ground as we can before they respond. Or, we jump in the middle the middle of their fleet and take out their flagship. Intel suggests both this 'Admiral' and the Remnant liaison are onboard. We take them out, and the fleet should fall apart.""Those both sound equally suicidal." You frown."I know! Isn't it exciting?!" Hess smiles as her characteristic smugness begins to return. >Hit the IMC ships on the ground.>Go for the IMC flagship.>Other
>>1282277>Hit the IMC ships on the ground.
>>1282277>>Hit the IMC ships on the ground.Stealth Mission time?
>>1282277>>Hit the IMC ships on the ground.
>>1282277"I guess we should hit the IMC ships on the ground?" You suggest."Well, I guess that IS our main objective." Ramirez nods. "Even though I have a few cross words with our Admiral, this is the most sensible course of action." Hessler nods. "Hess?""Ha, you know me, always up for a fight!" Hess bounces up and down in anticipation."In that case..." Tarin zooms the map down to the planet's surface. "It's too dangerous to keep our ships in orbit, so they'll drop as many troops and Titans down on the first pass as they can, and then join up with the rest of our fleet. And then we steal or wreck as many IMC ships as we can.""If I may." Hessler steps in. "It looks like in their haste, the refueling crews haven't taken proper safety precautions. You see these tankers scattered throughout the fleet?""Yeah." You nod, seeing the massive, boxy ships with bulbous fuel storage tanks distributed among the field of landed ships, dozens of fuel lines snaking out from each of them like a network of vines and roots."You're not supposed to be connecting multiple fuel lines from a single tanker like that." Hessler explains. "Because if the tanker goes up...""... then it and everything its connected to goes boom!" Ramirez claps. "So if we take out a tanker, we can blow the whole damn fleet up in one go!""Correct." Hessler nods. "But to pull this off, we'd need a diversionary force to draw the guards away. Then we need to have a team board the tanker, open up all fuel lines to maximum capacity, and then detonate it.""From a safe distance, of course." Tarin interjects."In perfect conditions, yes." Hessler nods. "Me and Ramirez perform better in open terrain and movement, so we can handle the diversion." Tarin says. "Seeing as you're familiar with IMC systems, it seems like it's natural for you to lead the boarding team.""If that's what you say." Hessler smirks. "Awww, I don't get to play with Holly, then?" Hess pouts."I suppose she can pick which mission to take." Tarin crosses her arms. "She's a Pilot, after all.">Join the diversionary team.>Join the boarding team.>Other
>>1282376>Join the diversionary team.
>>1282376>>Join the boarding team.
>>1282376>Join the boarding team.
>>1282376>>Join the diversionary team.
>>1282376"I think I'll help out with the boarding team." You decide."All right then." Tarin nods and turns to Hessler. "Take good care of her.""I'll treat her like any other soldier under my command." Hessler nods. "All right!" Hess bro fists you. "The two of us back to back again, huh?""Ha ha, yeah..." You nod. "You two should start getting geared up." Hessler reminds the both of you. "This is going to be a rough battle.""Gotcha." You nod."Yes ma'am!" Hess salutes. You and Hess are the first to leave, and once the bridge door closes, she shoots you a competitive look. "You may have caught me off guard earlier, but I'll have my revenge! You'll see!" She declares."Ha, sure, you can try." It's your turn to be smug now. "I'll be waiting.""Hmph!" Hess pouts and scurries off, no doubt to get herself properly dressed.You meanwhile head back to the hangar, where BLL was waiting for you, as always. Already, you could see Naru's crew mounting the salvaged Northstar rocket boosters to his back."YOU'RE GETTING PRETTY FRIENDLY WITH THAT HESS GIRL." BLL rumbles. "NOT LIKE I'M JEALOUS OR ANYTHING."Greeeeeeeat.>And that's it for tonight! We'll be wrapping this up in one or two more threads, so make sure you're here next week! And don't forget KanColle on Friday!
>>1282459BLL spent the whole night with us sleeping inside him, how much closer can you get?Thanks for running Merc.
>>1282459Thanks for the run! See you next week.
>>1282469He wants to do a 100% Synch with us