Uh…? Ah…? Right! You ended up dozing off after reading all those files – some stuff was eye-opening, some others were plain dumb – but hey, you can’t expect everyone you know to be an evil mastermind! Somehow you’re on your bed, maybe Nariko found and carried you there.Today is May 13! It’s a beautiful Saturday noon and you're in high spirits to tackle this day!“How did I end up here…?” You yawn as loudly as you can while thinking back to what happened at night.“The human girl moved you there. The one with a hat.” Philonune says.“You mean Nariko…?”“Yes. The human girl with no memories.”“She has a name, you know.”“Is it really her name, though? She did lose her memory somehow.”“You got a point there… Fuck, I forgot to make her dinner.” Whoops, you read too many things at once.“She seemed rather pleased with herself after moving you. She’s watching television right now. I still have trouble understanding how you humans came up with that, truly incredible.” Philonune says in mild interest. You hear the TV from here; she’s probably watching a music channel.The horizon is all clear now, getting proactive in this war could be the best option. Today you’re going to have a team meeting later and maybe Uccelli is going to clear up things with you. Maybe things are going to start getting more exciting from now on, no question about it – anything is better than the exams!You have a lot of things you can do right now.>You could check your messages. Anybody try to contact you while you were out?>Prepare a nice lunch for Nariko! She was a good girl yesterday, and you still feel cheated about the ice cream.>Watch the news. After all that info you got from those files, you should be able to get enough to decide on your next target from the news.>Work out. You've trained your mind for the exams, now it's time to train your body for whatever comes next!>Write In.
>>2116966Information:Twitter: https://twitter.com/QM91mDiscord: https://discord.gg/AmjbaTRArchives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=do+your+best+questDice Mechanic:I use the average (the mean) of the 3 best rolls and success will be determined by the difficulty I specify for the action or prompt. If there are less than 3 rolls I’ll do the math with the ones I have.Above 45 is a success on a normal roll. Above 55 is a success on a hard roll. The hardest rolls I won’t specify because I find it more fun if I don’t. From now we will roll after the voting is done.
>>2116966>Prepare a nice lunch for Nariko! She was a good girl yesterday, and you still feel cheated about the ice cream.where the fuck is stevie wonder
>>2116966>You could check your messages. Anybody try to contact you while you were out?
>>2116966>Watch the news. After all that info you got from those files, you should be able to get enough to decide on your next target from the news.>Work out. You've trained your mind for the exams, now it's time to train your body for whatever comes next!
>>2116966>You could check your messages. Anybody try to contact you while you were out?>Prepare a nice lunch for Nariko! She was a good girl yesterday, and you still feel cheated about the ice cream.I don't think she's eaten yet.
>>2116966>>Prepare a nice lunch for Nariko! She was a good girl yesterday, and you still feel cheated about the ice cream.
>>2116966>Check the messages while fixing lunch. Respond after lunch is through.
Before doing anything, you check your phone for messages. You have a grand total of 4.–There are multiple messages from Scarlet apologizing for yesterday, like a post-ice-cream drunk stage for her. She pleaded for you to not tell anyone about what happened. She [I]did[/i] make a scene there, so ignoring the whole issue isn’t that great of an idea…–You have a message from Matilda, a new report on Nariko’s case! She didn’t want to miss a beat and immediately went back to work after the exams. You should read it later, it seems bigger in size than the last one.–A message from Lise…? What a strange occurrence, she’s just saying ‘hi’. You have a bad feeling about this, does she want anything from you? Maybe you could learn a thing or two about Constance’s parents and their super suspicious 'disappearance”.–The last message is from Terry; he says he’ll invite you to Scarlet’s private modeling for the art club! He seems rather confident of his victory… and if you go, you could even see Scarlet, well...It’s time to make lunch already! Let’s make a decent enough one and not waste too much time. You say hi to Nariko as you stride into the living room and then take the controller away from her, switching the channel to the news. Sorry Stevie Wonder, but Johnny is a part-time viewer. You start to cook while paying attention to the TV.“Sorry for yesterday Nariko, I’ll make it up to you now.”“No! Don’t worry! I’m fine!” Nariko holds her hands up in front of her smiles sheepishly, trying to minimize your guilt, but you can already see her drooling a bit as she does so. Then she grabs her shirt and keeps staring at you.[1/2](Sorry for the delay)
>>2117289The news are rather dull this time, but nonetheless informative:–The latest polls are showing a clear victory for the reigning, defending, actual president of Prancijan, Lazarus Don Gordon Jr. They show a small clip of the other candidates, when Elicarto Lloydington appeared and said something about not believing in the polls as everything is corrupt and yadda yadda yadda.–It seems the weird soul-disease from before is still spreading! Again they mention it’s not contagious, but the authorities are concerned since the numbers of afflicted keep rising. They are asking people to stop bringing these sick folks to the homeless shelters too… Wait, wasn't Nariko at a homeless shelter before?–You didn’t pay much attention to this one at first, but it appears there is some type of serial killer going around on the side of the country. They even showed some of their victims on TV! The dead bodies looked all dried up as if all the moisture was removed from them, their hair and clothes all that's left intact, their skin literally hanging off their bones. From other evidence off the bodies, what happened to them happened while they were still alive. Now that's fucked up!That’s all the news that weren’t complete fluff, though it’s worth mentioning a famous band is coming to Pokyo Lokyo – but you don’t care since you never heard of them before and you have better taste in music, right?After feeding Nariko and enjoying a decent meal, you feel it’s time to work out! Nariko stared at you the whole time, making you feel embarrassed, but you power through her presence and finish a decent workout routine! You gain 2 Athletics points. You feel you’re getting stronger and close to leveling up!Well, soon everyone is going to arrive at your apartment, and as the unofficial leader of the group, you should decide what issue you want to tackle first…!>Chernobog’s cult is the most dangerous enemy right now, not just to you but to everyone! Let’s try to take them down before they manage to pull some shit off.>Priority should be helping Trent Figg. It’s the only feasible thing you can do without drawing too much attention to your group.>There are some mysteries surrounding Constance, you should try finding out the truth about her. Lise should be a good lead to start with, for now.>We have to get Nariko’s memories back! We need more members if we want to stand a chance against the real big threats.>This ‘K’ guy has the first crystal, right? Let’s find him and gain a head start over everyone else. And the only way you can do that is by SHITPOSTING! :^)>We should keep playing it safe until the solstice, no point risking yourself yet. Some stealth investigation is doable, but you have to be more hands-off or indirect with it...>Write In.[2/2]
>>2117305>Priority should be helping Trent Figg. It’s the only feasible thing you can do without drawing too much attention to your group.hi steve
>>2117305>>We have to get Nariko’s memories back! We need more members if we want to stand a chance against the real big threats.
>>2117305>Priority should be helping Trent Figg. It’s the only feasible thing you can do without drawing too much attention to your group.The flame-user could be connected to some other group. This way we get info AND kick some ass.
>>2117305>This ‘K’ guy has the first crystal, right? Let’s find him and gain a head start over everyone else. And the only way you can do that is by SHITPOSTING! :^)
>>2117305>Priority should be helping Trent Figg. It’s the only feasible thing you can do without drawing too much attention to your group.
You think the priority should be helping Trent Figg! You’re a small fish in a big pond, so it’s basically the only feasible thing you can do without drawing too much attention to your group. Also having someone not a flame-user, especially one with a lot of minions and shit like Trent has, would be a good ally to have.After a few hours the team finally assembles! Amelia was the first to arrive, then Uccelli and finally Osgood! Amelia was so incredibly happy to see you and Nariko, while Uccelli shyly said hi to everyone when she arrived. On her way in, Uccelli whispered to you that she's ready to talk about you-know-what after the meeting. Osgood arrived too with his calm demeanor, but Nariko hides behind you when he enters for some reason – Osgood only waved at her mildly confused.“Uh, meeting today was smoother this time.” Osgood says as he checks his van from your apartment’s window, smiling. He looks so proud of that hunk of junk.“I don’t remember us having trouble meeting.” Amelia says confused. Yeah, what is he talking about?“We canceled a meeting once, but that’s it.” Uccelli says from the kitchen, preparing drinks for everyone with your help.“…” Nariko is sitting on the couch with Amelia, hidden from Osgood.“Well team, I have some stuff to say…”You explain to everyone everything about the terrorist’s archives, and what happened a few days ago. It took a long time, but with everyone on the same page you propose your team's next move…“Did you really make a deal with that dumbass?!” Amelia sounds furious; Nariko holds her and starts patting Amelia’s head to calm her down.“Hey, I didn’t want to fight and I calmed down the muscle-head. Nothing happened.”“We’re awfully uninformed for this, but if you think it would lead us to something bigger I don’t have anything against it.” Osgood says, casually taking a sip of his drink. He doesn't seem like he cares, but his eyes are on you, paying close attention.“You say that because you’re not the one in danger.” Amelia folds her arms and scoffs at Osgood.“Who says I’m not going to help? This is the exact kind of situation that I should be helping with.” Osgood shrugs.“Oh… I’m sorry for saying that, then.” Amelia hides her face in her hands in shame, but she's still glaring at you through her fingers.“It’s okay, I’m not in danger at the moment. And if we prepare properly, I never will be.”“I wonder what type of person this guy is, if he’s stopping these delinquents this hard. He can’t be that bad, can he?” Uccelli asks confused.[1/2]
>>2117655“Maybe you could convince him to join you, and we get rid of all those bullies? And then we can make Trent pay for what he did!” Amelia punches her palm with her fist, fuming in anger. It’s very amusing to watch – but while you wouldn't normally be affected by this over the years, seeing how legit serious and almost vicious Amelia became before, is making you take more notice of her.“I guess no one is really against the idea, then?” You ask everyone. Nobody seems to have a problem with it now.“Give us the call and we'll be ready!” Amelia starts bouncing on the couch from hype, while Nariko tries to calm her down again.“Remember, you don’t have to be hasty, okay?” Uccelli is worried about you, since she was the one who carried your bloody body last time.“Well, uh… Look at the time! I should be going!” Osgood gets up and starts nonchalantly walking to the door, a grin on his face.“What’s wrong, Mr. Gaumont?” Uccelli asks Osgood.“I need to attend to some... important business…” Osgood winks at you, grin still going strong. Is this the secret poker night signal…?What do you do?>“You’re not leaving yet, this meeting is not over.” Maybe we need some team bonding! Bring out more drinks!>Wave Osgood off, then read Matilda’s report with Nariko, Amelia, and Uccelli.>Time to talk with your teacher privately about you-know-what. Put on something for Amelia and Nariko on TV before you do so.>P O K E R N I G H T, boys! Leave the report for the girls, it's time to bro it up with Osgood against the others!>Write In.[2/2]
>>2117660>Wave Osgood off, then read Matilda’s report with Nariko, Amelia, and Uccelli.then>Time to talk with your teacher privately about you-know-what. Put on something for Amelia and Nariko on TV before you do so.
>>2117660>>Wave Osgood off, then read Matilda’s report with Nariko, Amelia, and Uccelli.Before he goes, send him a link to the files and warn him that he really should look at them tonight, in case of cultists or Rise.
>>2117660Backing >>2117679. Osgood needs those files too, and maybe he can do shit on his own because he has a car and we don't.
>>2117660>Wave Osgood off, then read Matilda’s report with Nariko, Amelia, and Uccelli.
>>2117660Before you talk to our teacher, pull Amelia to the side and tell her that we didn't want to get into a fight and make her upset, so we tried diplomacy this time.
Sorry Osgood, there are more important matters than Poker Night. Mr. Conti will have to live with his grief for longer. Before waving Osgood off, you told him you will send him a link to the files and also warn him that he really should look at them tonight, in case the cultists or Rise are prowling around.“Then I’ll be off early tonight. I’ll call you if I find something else.” Osgood nods before leaving, you nod back silently, a mutual understanding between bros.Your turn around and see the girls. Uccelli looks mighty anxious – she must believe you two are going to have a talk tonight about you-know-what; but she did say she will be completely ready by Monday. You have something important to do now; time to read Matilda’s report.“Since none of you are busy, it’s time to read the most recent report Matilda sent me.” You take your phone out and wiggle it in the air feigning excitement.“Do you think she found something?” Amelia is getting excited!“Ms. Spice is really tenacious, I’m sure she must have found something.” Uccelli is weirdly confident in Matilda’s abilities. Maybe some teacher pride is showing?“I don’t mind if she didn’t…” Nariko says hesitatingly.“B-but Nariko, what about your headaches…? Andmoreimportantlynotbeingadirtyhobo.” Amelia replies, and talks really fast at the end in a lower tone.“It doesn’t hurt when I remember you and Johnny, and what has been happening lately.” Nariko seems… almost happy.“But Nariko, what about your family and friends? The people who loved you? Just because you don’t remember them doesn’t mean they're not worried about you, somewhere out there.” Uccelli says softly.“We’re overthinking it, gals. The whole message will probably be nothing, like last time.” You were let down once, so you have no expectations now. Did you even have expectations before?[1/2]
>>2117930You sit in the middle of Nariko and Amelia on the couch as you take your phone out. The girls congregate around you and all of you start reading Matilda’s text message…After the exams, Matilda went on a trip visiting almost all the schools that were open to find out where Nariko studied. Surprisingly, someone finally recognized Nariko in one of the most prestigious school of Pokyo Lokyo: the ‘Golden Peak Academy’. One of the teachers says that’s the student that went missing during a school trip; her name is ‘Nariko Yabe’. Matilda tried to get more information about Nariko’s family, but the teacher said he couldn’t disclose it.Matilda wrote it would be a good idea to go with Nariko if we want all the information we can get.“Woah, Nariko, you read that? Your name is really Nariko! Nariko Yabe!” Amelia seems so happy about Nariko, she almost appears to bounce out of her seat.“Oh my… You’re no ordinary student. Golden Peak is, you know… a hard place to get into unless you have money.” Uccelli seems surprised at this. Maybe she knew a few students who transferred there, or knows a teacher or two there?“Golden Peak…? Yabe…? I don’t remember any of that… Why can’t I…?” She starts holding her head and starts looking stressed, eyes closed tightly and her forehead strained.“Chill, it’s okay. We’re going to clear up things as soon as we can.” You tell the stressed hobo girl while patting her on the back, she slowly nods and looks a lot more relieved.It’s getting late… You can do one more thing before going to bed – tomorrow could be decisive for Nariko’s future and her place in all this. Tomorrow is Sunday…>Have the talk with your teacher on your way to the station. It’s a good excuse for you two to be alone.>Call Matilda, tomorrow you have a past to clear up! Then get to sleep early!>Dismiss the meeting and go back to exercising! You're close to that level...>Dismiss the meeting and study! Even though you finished your exams, that doesn't mean you can get lazy!>Tell Amelia to stop following Uccelli’s fashion advice. You don’t like her puffy hair as much as you like Uccelli's. Maybe she needs a different hairstyle?>Try some shit with Philonune's powers. Surely being "the one the light cannot blind" means a lot more than being glorified shades for you, right?>Write In.[2/2]
>>2117932>>Try some shit with Philonune's powers. Surely being "the one the light cannot blind" means a lot more than being glorified shades for you, right?
>>2117932>>Have the talk with your teacher on your way to the station. It’s a good excuse for you two to be alone.
>>2117932>Try some shit with Philonune's powers. Surely being "the one the light cannot blind" means a lot more than being glorified shades for you, right?
>>2117932>Have the talk with your teacher on your way to the station. It’s a good excuse for you two to be alone.>Try some shit with Philonune's powers. Surely being "the one the light cannot blind" means a lot more than being glorified shades for you, right?
>>2117958Actually, cancel the first bit. Put me down just for>Try some shit with Philonune's powers.
It’s better if you call off the meeting now, before everyone falls asleep! Before leaving, you tell Uccelli you two will talk after classes Monday; she said she wasn’t ready to talk anyway and she was somewhat relieved. Then she quickly went on her way.Amelia left shortly after, her dad wanting her to come home today for a reason she couldn’t tell you. When you raised your eyebrow, Amelia mentions it’s not really that important with her typical bright smile on her face. But even though you know her and her dad long enough to know that there's something there, you silently decide against asking her any more about it.After eating dinner with Nariko, you think it’s a good moment to try out Philonune’s powers; maybe they have a greater use than you imagined. Filtering light could be much more useful than what you first thought. Philonune himself seems elated at the idea of being useful to you for more than just combat, though with the way he turns to look at his spear, you can tell he still likes fighting over much else.You make Philonune one with your shades again, then you stare at the TV and try to filter out the visible light. You feel something change in the back of your mind, and the whole room suddenly looks dark now, you can't see shit. You can’t even see your hands, it’s spooky. Then you see strange waves in the air, well, waving off in different directions, bouncing off of all the objects you're blind to – even yourself! As you watch them go in awe, you blink briefly, and as your eyes open they instead look like tiny dust specks flying super fast – something no other human can experience… You blink and they change forms once again, looking like bending wavy lines through the air… You recall from your classes that the light you’re witnessing is how light really looks like, both waves and particles at the same time or something.“I don’t get it, Johnny. Is this really how sight truly works? To think I had this power for ages, and never knew it's true use…” Philonune says this in slow wonder, unable to contain his amazement. It’s okay, buddy. That’s why you’re here.You keep experimenting, filtering out everything except UV and everything around gets this faint white purple-ish ambient lighting. Then you look out the window and everything looks like that! It’s incredibly hard to describe, and sends slight shivers up your spine as you try to comprehend it. Even the moon looks weird, white with some purple… You have actually night vision, and maybe more![1/2]
>>2118218“Johnny, you’re acting strange.” Nariko tells you from the couch.You laugh aloud a little at that; if only she could see this too!“Sorry, I was trying out something.” You say as you come back to your proper senses, and everything reverts back to regular visibility again. Your eyes are aching and you have a small headache pressing into the back of your head, but otherwise you're fine.“I’m sleepy...” Nariko yawns really widely and her eyes start closing.You take the hint and head off to bed, sleeping quickly, with the weird colors you saw still in your dreams.It’s Sunday morning and you have a new day to face! Let’s see what can we do…>Call Trent! Time to get some training done, along with more information about your target.>Call Matilda! With Nariko and maybe Amelia, you’re going to the fancy school to discover Nariko’s past.>A free day is a free day, let’s exercise! You can do all of this shit Monday, right? >Write In.+2 Athletics Points (Forgot to add before.)[2/2](Last reply of the day. Sorry for the slow session)
>>2118220>Write InMeet with Uccelli. She's ready to talk and so are we. Let's not put it off any longer
>>2118220>>Call Matilda! With Nariko and maybe Amelia, you’re going to the fancy school to discover Nariko’s past.
>>2118220>>Call Trent! Time to get some training done, along with more information about your target.Sooner we do trent's thing, the better. Learning to really fight just sounds too useful.
>>2118220>Call Trent! Time to get some training done, along with more information about your target.We can do Uccelli's thing Monday, and Nariko's thing any school day (instead of a weekend day) when there's more people at the Academy to get info from.
>>2118220>Call Trent! Time to get some training done, along with more information about your target.
>>2118220>>Call Trent! Time to get some training done, along with more information about your target.Also, I wonder if we can go metaphorical with Philonune's power. A light that can't be blinded can also mean things like being able to see through illusions, charms, and possibly lies.
>>2118250Like a magical lie detector? That would be a really creative way to use it if possible, nice thinking anon. Maybe things like x ray vision are possible too. I'd like to see if we can use it for more aggressive apllication too such making opponents blind, flash bombing, overloading their sight, etc.
All the issues at hand can be cleared in due time and you don’t need to rush any of them. Maybe you can do some workout with Trent, and figure out completely in what type of mess you are in. A quick call will suffice…“The fuck you want?” Trent is as affable as always.“Uh… You always this aggressive?” You say, deadpan.“Nobody calls me by phone. What do you want?” You can tell why.“Uh, you promised me some training.” “What? Who are you again?” He’s so quick to answer.“Johnny. You know, 'the flame guy'?”“Fuck me, you’re really going through this?”“Yeah I am. How are we going to do this?”Shortly, Trent explains to you the plan going forward. You’re going to a Gym near your apartment in the southern district of the city, where he and some other guys are going to help you train and teach you some tricks. Well, now you have something to do today!After eating breakfast with Nariko, you thought it would be a neat idea if she spends some time outside – she has been sitting on the couch doing nothing but watch TV for days now. Not even you are this lazy anymore! You call Amelia in hopes she’s free today to entertain your hobo. After lunch and with your sister already here, you gave her a few bucks (10 Gor$) so they can have fun together. That's one less thing to worry about!After parting ways and with your workout clothes on, you take the bus to the south district – passing the Red Park and finally getting to the gym. Surprisingly the gym looks good, not groundbreaking but good enough to become a regular customer. Anyway, Trent appears alone… 30 minutes late.“Sorry 'bout that, Johnny. I had some issues earlier; you can’t set up a regime in just the morning, you know?” Trent says without a care in the world.“If it doesn’t happen again, I’m okay with it. I thought you were going to bring more people though.”“Those fuckers didn’t even show up yet? Motherfuckers. I’m going to beat some sense into ‘em Monday.” He looks pissed, but part of you feels glad it's not towards you.Well, this is awkward. You don’t think this is a good idea at all, and it appears that Trent has no idea what’s he’s doing either.What do you do…?>Call it off, this was a bad idea.>“You’re gonna to pay for my membership, right?” Be cheeky.>“Let’s get going.” Working out isn't going to wait for you! Wait, it is.>“Are you really prepared to do something like this?” Doubt him.>"I'd rather learn how to fight from you, than work out here." Because you can already exercise on your own, right?>Write In.-10 Gor$.
>>2120106>>“Let’s get going.” Working out isn't going to wait for you! Wait, it is.
>>2120106>“Let’s get going.” Working out isn't going to wait for you! Wait, it is.
>>2120106>>“Let’s get going.” Working out isn't going to wait for you! Wait, it is.While working out, get info on the flame user causing trouble.
>>2120106>“Let’s get going.” Working out isn't going to wait for you! Wait, it is.SWOLENESS AWAITS YOU, NEOPHYTE
“Let’s get going.” You waited half an hour, you aren’t going anywhere now.“Don’t tell me what to do.”“…” You raise an eyebrow. What the fuck is with this guy…?“We’re going anyway.”“Okay…” He doesn't even argue the second time! What a strange guy.Trent is a ruthless trainer, enough that this feels like actual military training. He just keeps yelling at you like you’re a worthless rat, which you might as well be right now… This is training alright. After your conditioning is over, it’s time for fighting training; Trent asks the owner for something and the two of you go to another room, this place looks like a boxing room…“Okay, hit it, maggot.” Trent is holding the punching bag from the other side. You punch it with all your might! Trent is not amused by your display. “What the fuck was that?”“I’m doing my best…”“How the fuck did you even end up punching me before? You have no form! No technique! Look here pansy, this is how it’s done.” Trent punches the bag hard enough to send it swinging past you, and you feel the current blowing as it does. “You don’t need to be this strong to pack a punch. Most real fights end in one or two good hits with whatever you got. Remember that.”“Okay. Now tell me how you did that.”“...It isn’t obvious?”“No.” You respond, Trent facepalms. “This is going to take longer than I thought…” He replies. You just shrug in response. After following Trent’s instructions, you feel like you’re getting some progress here… Small steps, but you gained 2 Athletics points! You feel you’re about to level up! Next training will make enough progress to reach level 3!At the end, Trent starts looking at you as annoyed as he did before, this time there's a different feel to it though. “Could be better, Johnny. Just do that in the air a bit later while keeping the stance, and you'll get there. That’s all for today, man. I’ll stay here, you can go home now.” He dismisses you without a care.Well, bonding with a bully is not an easy process, not that you care at all about that. Better leave, right?>Go home and relax! You did enough for the day, time to plan something else.>Ask Trent about the mysterious flame user. You need that info when the time comes.>Ask Trent why he's an asshole. There's NO WAY this will end badly! At all!>Write In.
>>2120270>>Ask Trent about the mysterious flame user. You need that info when the time comes.
>>2120270>Ask Trent about the mysterious flame user. You need that info when the time comes.
>>2120270>Ask Trent about the mysterious flame user. You need that info when the time comes. I mean even though we didn't kill his brother, he still died because of us and not practicing traffic safety like a dumbass
>>2120270>>Ask Trent about the mysterious flame user. You need that info when the time comes.We should also ask him if there's been any rumors about dead guys who look like they've been dried up to death in his territory. The rival we're fighting might be related to this, or it could be something separate but still dangerous, like those Chernobog cultists.
“Hey, you can’t leave me in the dark here! I need to know about that one flame user.” You sit on a bench near the punching bag where Trent is still practicing.“What do you want me to tell you? We’re preparing an ambush soon with the guys to take the fucker down, and you’re going to be our secret weapon. We don’t want him on our turf anymore.”“You can be a little more detailed you know.”“This is why I asked you what you want me to tell you, remember?” His punching rhythm doesn't let up as he talks to you.“Okay, tell me, have there been any rumors about dead guys who look like they’ve been dried up to death in your territory?”“What the fuck are you talking about? What are you dumbasses even dealing with!? If anything fucked up like that was happening, I wouldn't even bother. I like a good fight, but I’m not suicidal.” You could have given some common sense to your friend Blake, you know?“So what's the guy look like? Why is he bothering you and your guys?”“He’s just a psycho in a mask; he just walks in and stops our fights with the other groups. With him always meddling we’re starting to lose our ground.”“A psycho in a mask? Is he like Wildflame or something?” “Pfft… Nah, thank god that asshole is gone. He was bad, but this guy is worse.” Trent grimaces and punches the bag twice quickly.“Then who is he?”“If I knew, we wouldn’t be in this whole situation, dumbass.”“I thought you were in this situation because he’s a flame user.”“You could always have a chat with someone if you know their identity, if you know what I mean.” Trent grins savagely. You don’t like his tone.“Why is keeping your territory so important? In fact, what's the deal with you?”“You’re chatty today, huh?” He raises an eyebrow and keeps punching the bag, not even looking back at you. “Let’s just say sometimes there's a lesser evil between a bunch of psychos, and in this situation, I’m that lesser evil. Any other questions, 'secret weapon'?”“Not really…”“Don’t give me that look! I’m as lost as you are, okay? I’m not pretending to be an asshole and trying to leave you clueless, I genuinely don't know what the fuck is going on. I just don’t have the means to deal with this shit any longer. I already lost a bunch of my guys, fucking pussies ran away or got too beat up to do anything – hell, even the ones I trusted don’t want to deal with this crap anymore, and they were the ones supposed to be here today! Fucking ghost people, shit ain’t fair.” His angry expression never changed during his talk, but when he was mentioning his guys, you thought you saw the anger change slightly. Maybe he really does care about his dudes, as much as he doesn't want to admit it.“…I’ll be going.”“Whatever, go home… I’ll keep you posted.” You leave the boxing room, the sounds of punches hitting the bag echoing behind you…
>>2120505You almost fell asleep on the bus, but you successfully came back home! The night is starting to fall and you’re alone; guess Nariko isn't back yet. You’re incredibly tired right now, but somehow muster the energy to prepare dinner for yourself. After eating alone, you went to bed muscles sore, but you slept really well!May 15, Monday! Morning once again. You peek into Nariko’s room and she’s there, sleeping like always. Today is going to be a busy day, so you must prepare! You leave breakfast and lunch prepared for Nariko and go to school as usual. You’re on the train now and you feel like you need to decide what you’re going to do after classes…>Time to figure out Nariko’s past! Call Matilda when you can, you'll need someone else with you in case something happens.>You've waited enough for this moment over the week, time to have the talk with Uccelli!>Check your messages before deciding anything. Maybe there are more options than you have right now…>Write In.
>>2120509>>You've waited enough for this moment over the week, time to have the talk with Uccelli!
>>2118975There is also the potential for buffs or defenses as well when you look at another meaning for his title. A light that can't be blinded can be taken as 'a light not blinded by the light of others'. There is some powerful implications there, like 'a fire that cannot be burned' 'a rock that cannot be crushed' or 'a fighter that can't be beaten.'. Speculation, but a possibility too.
>>2120509>You've waited enough for this moment over the week, time to have the talk with Uccelli!
>>2120509>>Check your messages before deciding anything. Maybe there are more options than you have right now…
>>2120511We could also blind the others too.
You know it’s time. You have waited days, maybe weeks, or even if you think about it, YEARS for this moment. You’re nervous, but you’re going to have the talk with Uccelli: is it possible for love to bloom on an interdimensional demon championship battlefield? Who knows, but you want to believe! You arrive to school…You couldn’t concentrate on anything but the clock on the wall that slowly moves toward an uncertain future; seconds felt like hours, hours felt like days, and let’s not even mention years because this is already a painful wait.Classes are over and you have only one objective in mind: that delicious, enchanting, and depressing piece of cuteness that is your teacher. You didn’t have classes with her today, so you have to find her yourself.“Calm down, Johnny. You got this. I don't know too much at all about human courtship rituals, but if they are anything like what we do on our world, then you might die a warrior's death before long! Wait, no, that came out wrong…” Philonune backs you up without fully understanding what is going through your mind, you nod distractedly and continue moving through the halls in chase of Uccelli.Your quest ends rather quickly when you find her walking towards the teachers’ office in the hallway. Other students walk past you two while you stare at each other without saying a single word. Your heart is racing, and probably hers too, but your conviction is clear.“Mr. Ando… Are you here for you-know-what?” She tries to maintain her composure, but you notice her face is slowly starting to get redder, showing a faint sense of urgency and concern. You don't know if she's aware of this, maybe she's as distracted as you are?You feel ready for the talk, but don’t know about the outcome yet; it would be wise to decide a place where to talk. The environment could be crucial to her resolution.>“Let’s chat at Il Grande Café.” If this doesn't go as expected, you can always buy her cake!>“Let’s chat at my apartment.” Be as direct and honest as possible with this, no matter what.>“Let’s talk somewhere around here where no one can find us.” Like an empty classroom?>Write In.
>>2120631Last reply of the day.
>>2120631>“Let’s chat at my apartment.” Be as direct and honest as possible with this, no matter what.
>>2120631>“Let’s chat at Il Grande Café.” If this doesn't go as expected, you can always buy her cake!
>>2120631>>“Let’s chat at Il Grande Café.” If this doesn't go as expected, you can always buy her cake!
>>2120631>“Let’s chat at my apartment.” Be as direct and honest as possible with this, no matter what.Go somewhere where you have privacy! Classroom will obviously reinforce the forbidden nature of their relationship, and a Cafe will mean being surrounded by other people.
>>2120631>>“Let’s chat at my apartment.” Be as direct and honest as possible with this, no matter what.We need some place actually private for this conversation, cafes aren't really appropriate for a romance discussion with your teacher. Remember to clear nariko and amelia out.
>>2120631Chat at my apartment.
>>2120631>“Let’s chat at Il Grande Café.” If this doesn't go as expected, you can always buy her cake!It's where we had our first rendezvous
>>2120963Seconding. Romance, ho!
“Yes, let’s chat at my apartment…” You want to be as direct and honest as possible with this, no matter what. No distractions, only the truth.“B-but… I…” She hesitates for a bit, then nods dismissively. “Alright, we’re going, give me a minute. I need to prepare myself.” Uccelli goes inside the teachers’ office. You wait a few minutes, and your sweet teacher is back with a bag in one hand, and the dumb hat and her sunglasses in the other.After leaving the school together, she puts her disguise on in a back alley. She looks ridiculous as ever, her puffy hair is so easy to notice and you still don’t know why she bothers. Well, more power to her, you like her dumb quirks anyway… Travelling by train was uncomfortable, even though you two tried to start a conversation; you always ended up just having short exchanges of words.At least you’re home now, and don't have to deal with people hearing your conversation in public like they would in the cafe. You open the door and see Nariko watching TV like a NEET, while your apartment looks absolutely radiant. When she notices you, Nariko regains her composure and says hi to you two.“Hello, how have you been?” Uccelli acts compassionately towards your hobo.“I’m good. I’m having fun.” She says in her usual monotone, pointing to the TV. Seems like she’s watching some kind of drama, and judging by the small pile of wet-looking tissues right next to her on the couch, she's really getting into it.“That’s great to hear.” Uccelli nods then looks at you, wanting you to take action.How do you get rid of Nariko?>You don’t. You go for a walk with Uccelli.>Tell Nariko to go for a walk, she needs some exercise.>Call Amelia, she’s going to entertain her once again!>Write In.
>>2121720>Call Amelia, she’s going to entertain her once again!
>>2121720>>Call Amelia, she’s going to entertain her once again!
Well there is always plan A! Amelia, it’s for you to shine, dear sister! Take care of this cute hobo!“Sorry, Johnny! I can’t go. Today I work in the flower shop…”“Oh fuck, when do you come back?”“Late, and dad said I have to go directly home today. I’m sorry, Johnny…”“Uh… Don’t sweat it, thanks anyway.”“Bye bye! Tell Nariko I said hi!”“Goodbye…” Fuck… What’s plan B? Blake…? Fuck, what now?God damn it Amelia, you started to become reliable but you failed! Uccelli starts chuckling the moment you explain the situation. At least she’s in a good mood… but Nariko notices that you want to get rid of her.“Am I being a bother?” Nariko looks extremely sad. Maybe it's the dramas…?“Oh no, you’re not being a bother.” You wave your hand dismissivley to try to calm down Nariko.“Yeah, everything is fine. We just need to discuss something in private.” Uccelli explains to Nariko, who seems to understand what’s going on. She's not an idiot, she just has memory loss.“Uhm… I can go for a walk if you want?”“Don’t worry, have fun watching your drama.” Ucceli replies, smiling sweetly.“Drama…? It’s not real…?” Nariko's face falls, her enjoyment of her drama drastically going down along with her hopes. Plan A failed, what do you do now?>Plan B! Let her walk around the neighborhood, and only the neighborhood!>Plan C! Ask Craig if he can take care of Nariko for an hour or two.>Plan D! Leave her be and leave with Uccelli.>Plan M! Ask Matilda to entertain Nariko… for a price.>Write In.
>>2121788>Lock ourselves with Uccelli in our room and tell Nariko to turn up the volume
>>2121788>Plan M! Ask Matilda to entertain Nariko… for a price.
>>2121788>>Plan M! Ask Matilda to entertain Nariko… for a price.
>>2121788>>Plan D! Leave her be and leave with Uccelli.Take her on a stroll in the neighborhood.Show her the cool spots.
>>2121788>Plan M! Ask Matilda to entertain Nariko… for a price.We have the money for it.
>>2121788>>Go talk in your room and leave nariko in the living room.
>>2121791Just do this, I don't understand why you want to involve Matilda.
>Ask Ucceli what she would be comfortable with.I don't think locking yourself in your room with her will set her mind at ease. It would be even worse if it turned out Uccelli was turning the MC down. >Plan B! Let her walk around the neighborhood, and only the neighborhood!
>>2121872...that's a very good point.Change my vote here >>2121872from our room to walk.
>>2121895I think we've proven ourselves trustworthy enough, plus we're waiting for an answer that she's already thought through
>>2121872if we're going to lock the door, for the love of god, please ask Uccelli if she's ok with it first. "May I lock the door so weirdos don't barge in on us?"We do not want to set a creepy vibe.
(Sorry guys, I forgot to add it to the information post, but the 20-minute rule is still in place.)The only reliable person you know right now is that money-grubbing stoic girl… It’s not going to be free, but she will get the job done. You call Matilda while Uccelli and Nariko watch TV together on the couch.“Matilda, you there?”“Hello, Johnny. I suppose you called me for the case.” She responds almost immediately, what efficiency!“Not exactly. Can you entertain Nariko for a while? I need some private moments.” That didn’t come out right.“For how long…?”“An hour, maybe more, but I’ll call you if I need you to continue.”“Yes, I understand. I know a boy our age needs his private moments.”“That’s not it at all!”“Then what is it?”“I can’t tell you. How much is it going to cost?”“5 bucks per hour.” “Okay, that's fine. But you need to treat Nariko nicely, okay?”“Duly noted. I’ll be there in 5 minutes.” She hangs up. 5 minutes…? She must be nearby.“Hey, Nariko I found you company.” You tell the hobo, who seems entranced watching a TV show, almost drooling. She’s resting on Uccelli’s lap, your teacher slowly patting her head. What a scene!Eventually Matilda gets to your apartment, and Uccelli hides in one of the rooms in the meantime. You hand Matilda the first 5 bucks before she leaves with your hobo, you can tell Matilda is acting more upbeat and friendly towards Nariko now. Guess she took your wish to heart, or she's really dedicated to money.You’re finally alone with your teacher. You stare silently at each other silently.“I guess it’s finally time.” Uccelli chuckles again in spite of herself.“Better late than never.”“Yes, indeed.”“So… Tell me.” You lean back against the couch casually.It’s finally time to hear it. Will she or won't she? She finally looks the other way with a sad expression on her face and starts talking.“I’m sorry Johnny, this is not meant to b-be…” She’s trying to hold in her emotions. Yours are broken, so you don't have anything to hold in.“W-why…?” Being rejected really hurts, and this is your first rejection too!“Isn’t it obvious? We’re student and teacher, and two completely different people. Besides you’re already a charming and inteli—”“You already told me that bullshit. Is that really how you feel?” You say bluntly.“I-I-I… Yes! We can’t do this…” Uccelli’s face is in clear anguish. “Stop insisting!” Her teacher side is back yet again. You’re beyond bummed out.[1/2]
>>2122090"No, keep insisting!” A different yet familiar voice speaks suddenly. From Uccelli’s hand, her partner appears… It’s Icioba!“W-what…?!” Uccelli is surprised! You’re surprised too! Philonune finally seems to care about the situation, watching intently. “Y-you aren’t able to summon yourselves..! What’s going on…?” Uccelli seems to lose her composure.“Just stay silent, woman. Your mouth always speaks against your own happiness.” The strange being says while staring deeply into Uccelli's eyes, who is taken aback.“What’s going on?”“I don’t know, but this is getting interesting for once.” Philonune grins widely.“Uhm… I…” Nina is confused and embarrassed.“Shut it, host. I’m doing a favor to you. Human, please embrace this woman right now. Her feelings for you are truthful, she desires you from the bottom of her heart — she wants your body and your love. Don't believe me? She always hugs that damn doll you gave her every night like it’s you!”“S-s-s-s-s-s-ss-ssss—s… AAAAAAAAAH…!” She screams in embarrassment. “I-I-It’s not true! Johnny, don’t pay attention to him!”“I’m sick and tired of you behaving in this self-deprecating manner. Since the moment we forge a contract, you always act against your own feelings, suppressing them and wishing for them to cease. New flash, insect: It’s not going to happen. You want this human, you want to return to your family, you want a better life, but nooo… She must be the martyr nobody likes, because she sees that as her 'duty'. Pathetic.”“P-please, don’t listen to him!” It should be obvious by now, but she lost her teacher tone a long time ago. She has both hands on her face, hiding from you.“I’m telling the truth. Human… I mean, Johnny. Take her, she’s begging for it.”“I-I-I’m not! This is wrong…!” She’s so red she looks like a tomato…And to think you threatened to scratch your ass with their flame weeks ago, for bothering Uccelli and giving them nightmares! What a comeback! What do you do?>“Sorry, she said ‘No’. I can't force her any further.” Leave all sad because she doesn’t want to have you. Wait, this is your apartment. You can't leave.>“What? I already confessed, it’s her turn now.” Be cheeky.>Don't say a word and just walk up and hug her. Give Icioba a thumbs up behind Uccelli's back.>"Weren't you supposed to be the adult here?" Make fun of her.>Write In.[2/2]
>>2122101>Don't say a word and just walk up and hug her. Give Icioba a thumbs up behind Uccelli's back.
>>2122101>>Don't say a word and just walk up and hug her. Give Icioba a thumbs up behind Uccelli's back.As the guy who suggested scratching our ass with him, I'm so glad we didn't follow though.
>>2122101>>“What? I already confessed, it’s her turn now.” Be cheeky.
>>2122101>>Don't say a word and just walk up and hug her. Give Icioba a thumbs up behind Uccelli's backAnd tell her, >If it is what you truly wish, I won't push this any further.
>>2122101>>Don't say a word and just walk up and hug her. Give Icioba a thumbs up behind Uccelli's back
>>2122101>Don't say a word and just walk up and hug her. But DON'T give Icioba a thumbs up behind Uccelli's backIcioba just laid down some hard truth on Uccelli... in a rather unkind way. I don't think you should immediately approve of that, literally behind Ucceli's back.Instead focus on Uccelli and deal with Icoba later.
>>2122219what this guy said!
Did OP died?
>>2122807(Sorry for the delay, an unexpected thing happened.)You don’t say a word… You slowly walk towards Uccelli, who still too embarrassed to move or to say anything that makes sense, and go for a hug.“No! Mr. Ando! No! Ando! Get away! NO! Johnny! Please…”You hug her and embrace her in your hands. She immediately hugs you back like you’re the most precious thing in the world, she’s not going to let you go.“Finally.” Icioba says relieved as he turns back to flame form on the hand that is caressing your back tenderly.“Good one, Johnny.” Philonune says proudly.“I’m sorry…! I’m sorry…! This is all wrong, but I’m so glad…” Nina holds you like she doesn’t want to lose you.“Is that a yes? Do you like me?”“…Please don’t make me say it.”“But how will I know it’s true?” You smile in spite of yourself. You know exactly how this is going to go.She stops hugging you and quickly kisses you on the mouth.“Is this good enough?” She says embarrassed.“Y-yeah…” Hehehehee…“I’m so embarrassed right now. I must look like a tomato.” She kinda does.“You don’t think I am too? This is my first romance!”“Don’t say that! You are making me feel guilty!”“Just to check, we’re in a relationship, right?”“What? Are you already thinking about cheating on me?” She moves back a little and scowls at you, but her face is still red and cute so it does nothing.“Are you crazy? You know how much I worked for this?”“Enough to make me feel this way… Are you sure you want to do this?”“That’s something I should be asking you.”“You heard how I felt, o-of course I do! Sheesh, you’re so immature sometimes.”“I wasn’t the one having a meltdown before…” You shoot back, and she looks daggers at you.“Just kiss me again…”You enjoyed each other for a while, and after a few minutes, you two are sitting on the couch cuddling. Everything started to dawn in the two of you….“Johnny, I know you’re a young boy and this is your first relationship, so if you ever feel like we shouldn’t continue, you just need to tell me, okay?”“Mhm.”“Also, we should keep this as secret to everyone until you graduate, okay?”“Mhm.”“But remember, I’m a woman too – so don’t play with my feelings, okay?”“Mhm.”“This feels so… riveting. I’m really happy right now, I’m glad everything worked out. I’m sorry if I’m coming off as a nag or something; I just want to make sure you’re going to be happy, because I don’t want anything less for you, Johnny.”“Thanks, Nina. But don’t worry, I’m happy with you.” You hold her tighter.“…” She’s silently happy.Sadly, this is all we have for this week’s thread, thanks everyone and I’m sorry for the lackluster sessions.(Edited the edited)
>>2122818>>2122818Thanks everyone for playing! I’m sorry for the worst session yet. No pic this week either, at least not yet, Sorry! Perhaps I’ll post something cool tomorrow too.Questions/Feedback/Comments/Drawing ideas (Especially for an Uccelli one!) and the like are always welcome and encouraged.If you want updates about the quest:Twitter: https://twitter.com/QM91mDiscord: https://discord.gg/AmjbaTRThere is a barely a chance we will return this Saturday (9th) in a brand new thread. This is extremely unlikely though. (Timelooped Sorry.)
>>2122807No problem, boss. Glad to see Nina's interested in us.As for art ideas, sundresses, to make me feel warmer.
>>2122829Can I offer constructive criticism?
>>2122887yeah, go for it.
>>2122829Draw some nudes
>>2122829Can we have one with Johnny and Nina being a couple? in more ways than one :^))))))
>>2122829Thanks for running, boss.Now to focus on shipping the others :^)
>>2123865Kys, shippers are the biggest faggots.
>>2122830Sundress Uccelli is here! Meh pose, but at least it's finished... I'll draw more stuff soon.Sorry everyone! Didn't have time to deliver the extra thing I was planning. Also, I have terrible news, no thread this Saturday! Sorry! We probably will come back next week.
>>2125393WEW lad. No regrets lads.