The winds of war are coming! It’s Friday the 26th of May, and in a week the whole city will plunge into chaos! Come June 4th, the game is on. Unexpectedly, it seems you’re going to have a team meeting to discuss your plans for judgment day. You’re at your apartment with Amelia and your new coach Matilda.“What are we going to do, Johnny?” Amelia wonders, as her happy-go-lucky energy is drained out of her.“I dunno…” You’re too busy looking at your Sparks of Luck™ booster pack (Not an actual trademark). You can’t have all the answers anyway, right? You just gotta do your best!“Not getting yourself killed would be a good starting point.” The stoic Matilda responds as she sits on the couch too.“I-I guess all we can do is wait for the others, right? No need to be hasty…” Amelia is really worried, but she’s trying to calm down.“Right, don’t worry…” You try to reassure your sister as you put your new wristwatch on. It’s so ordinary looking it might as well be a random RPG drop. “Thanks for the watch, by the way.”“Mhm! Glad you like it.” Amelia seems content with your comment. “The others will get here in less than an hour. What do you guys want to watch? Something to lighten the mood?” Amelia takes the remote and starts surfing randomly between channels.Is it even time for something like this? Anyway, you have some time to kill…What do you do? >“So why didn’t you bring Bradford here too?” Ask Amelia. Maybe there is something going on there…>Open your booster pack…! I-It’s not like you like collecting these cards or anything…>“So any ideas on what to do, Amelia?” Maybe she has a plan of sorts, or at least you will know what your sister’s mindset is set on.>“So why you drag Matilda into all this?” It’s a good question to ask. Rather, how much did she pay her to do this?>Leave them to TV, go to your room, and get on the internet. Is there anything weird going on on the boards about all this?>Study! Sure there's the apocalypse coming soon, but you might learn something new that might give you an edge? Or just something interesting?>Talk with Philonune! A lot has happened since the fight with Flint, and he's seen and heard everything you have. What's his take? He's been with you from the start, and he's as much a part of the team as anyone else.>Write In.
>>2660922Information:Twitter: https://twitter.com/QM91mDiscord: https://discord.gg/AmjbaTRArchives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=do+your+best+quest (Rough Grammar ‘till half of the 9th Thread) Complete Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-nIx_dvaNCPQ7zLg2BK_ucCyGNM741kAANxqXj7hdDs/edit?usp=sharing Votes:Votes are counted until 20 minutes have passed. This rule doesn't apply to the last reply of the day.Votes that require a dice roll are counted until 10 minutes have passed.Dice MechanicWe always roll 1d100!I use the average (the mean) of the 4 best rolls and success will be determined by the difficulty I specify for the action or prompt. If there are less than 4 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. Rolling over a 95 is a critical strike and ignores the other rolls!We will roll after the voting is done.
>>2660922>Open your booster pack…! I-It’s not like you like collecting these cards or anything…
>>2660922>Open your booster pack…! I-It’s not like you like collecting these cards or anything…And>Talk with Philonune! A lot has happened since the fight with Flint, and he's seen and heard everything you have. What's his take? He's been with you from the start, and he's as much a part of the team as anyone else.
>>2660922>>Open your booster pack…! I-It’s not like you like collecting these cards or anything…
>>2660922>Talk with Philonune! A lot has happened since the fight with Flint, and he's seen and heard everything you have. What's his take? He's been with you from the start, and he's as much a part of the team as anyone else.
Since there is some time to kill, perhaps you could open your Sparks of Luck Booster Pack! You sit in the corner of the couch, pack in your hands. Let’s see what you got… There are 8 cards inside, most of them are effect cards, and none of them are really that great – but now you can build your own deck. There is a unique looking card in this… It’s a Contender card! The Uncharismatic Rogue Huntress! It has a rainbow star, so it’s a unique card. Would it be valuable to someone for trade?“So what'd you get?” Amelia peeking quickly turns into third-degree robbery as she snatches your cards out of your hands. “Oooh! This one seems rare!” She points to your Uncharismatic Rogue Huntress.“Really?” You can't help your eyes shining, reflected in Amelia's glasses. “I dunno, I just like the artwork.” You can feel the excitement slipping now.“Alright, give them back.” You take them away from your stupid little sister, ignoring her pouting.“…?” Matilda is not amused.“A-anyway, what do you want to watch, Matilda?” Amelia regains her composure. Matilda snatches the remote from your sister, and puts a horror movie on. Amelia starts to wave her hands around. “B-but we don’t have time to fully embrace the movie…! Y-you know the atmosphere is the most important part of a ho—”“I can change it to a documentary.” Matilda raises her eyebrow as she interrupts Amelia instantly. Maybe Matilda was the one who influenced Nariko into watching documentaries…Amelia drops her hands and hangs her head, sighing. “Fine. A horror movie it is…” While you watch your sister get bullied into submission, you get an idea. “I need to go to the bathroom. Excuse me.” You leave, wanting to talk with Philonune in private. You overhear the girls’ conversation from the bathroom…“So is your brother a giant pussy?” Matilda says, and you hear Amelia sputtering. You beat her injured, what other proof of courage does she want?!“No… He usually just finds them boring.” You consider that ever since your life became a sort of supernatural horror, movies have become lacking compared to your everyday horrors. You stop paying attention to whatever they start talking about. Time for a chat, and to use the bathroom…“So a lot has happened Philo… What’s your take?”“You know the only thing I want is to stop the Creator. Nothing we’re doing right now is moving us towards my goal, so I have nothing to say.” Philonune replies nonchalantly, basically ignoring the original purpose of your question. If he had shoulders in flame form, he would be shrugging right now. "However… Witnessing recent events has reminded me of how war really is, after all these millenia…" The way he stared at Doctor Calamity on the patient bed, and how dejected he felt after losing to Flint come to mind. He's so much older than you are, but he's just like you in his own way. Doing his best.[1/2]
>>2661198“Yeah, if we don’t move our pieces right, we’re going to die. We don’t need to rush ourselves now.” You say. After coming all this way by avoiding fighting and avoiding being obvious, anything can happen!Philonune nods. “Reason why I’m leaving the strategy to you. I trust you, Johnny, but don’t lose sight of our true objective. A fighter can be easily blinded, but I like to think I've become… immune to that.” He chuckles wryly, and you smile.“I guess I need to be more direct with my approach then. What do you think about Mr. Detective and his partner?” You say.“We’re going to fight him sooner or later. If you think he’s a friendly angel slave, he’s the exception – not the rule.”“Then… what do you think we should do?”“The little child hosting a Judge… We’re in no position to attack anyone right now, with so much to manage; defending her is our priority… We sign a contract anyway.” He’s referring to Constance. You guess he’s right about that.You go out of the bathroom. Amelia is firmly grasping Matilda’s arm while the two of them continue watching their movie… she looks scared. Matilda on other hand, isn’t moving at all.“W-wh-what is up with this movie?!” Amelia tries to make light of the situation. Out of nowhere, someone knocks on the door – making Amelia jump.“Don’t do that. We're not even at the jumpscares yet.” Matilda calms Amelia, but she sounds a little more robotic than usual.“I’ll get it.” You say as you approach the door, open it up, and it’s Osgood… And he’s with a girl!“Hey… I couldn’t… You know…” He looks terrible, like he stayed up straight for days in a row without sleeping. Osgood is staring at his companion, who smiles very tenderly at you.“I’m Ruby, Osgood’s girlfriend – nice to meet you.” Incredibly polite. “Do you mind telling me what’s going on, please?” Osgood shoots you a wide-eyed ‘she doesn’t know shit’ kind of look, and there's sweat on his forehead. Perhaps he wants you to deceive her?>“We have a meetup today, we watch horror movies together. Osgood is big into those.” Lie.>“Osgood, be a man and tell your girlfriend the truth already.” It’s about time he does, right?>“Wrong house, sorry.” Close the door right in their face. It’s an apartment, but you get the idea.>"I'm not sure what exactly you're talking about, but come inside." Hold the door open! Be a good host!>Write In.
>>2661201>“Osgood, be a man and tell your girlfriend the truth already.” It’s about time he does, right?
>>2661201>>"I'm not sure what exactly you're talking about, but come inside." Hold the door open! Be a good host!>>2661207Tell her the truth about your sexuality
>>2661201>>"I'm not sure what exactly you're talking about, but come inside." Hold the door open! Be a good host!>“Osgood, be a man and tell your girlfriend the truth already.” It’s about time he does, right?Let's not tell him to man up directly in front of the GF, though. It's his secret to tell, after all.
>>2661201>>"I'm not sure what exactly you're talking about, but come inside." Hold the door open! Be a good host!
>>2661201>"I'm not sure what exactly you're talking about, but come inside." Hold the door open! Be a good host!>“Osgood, be a man and tell your girlfriend the truth already.” It’s about time he does, right?Yeah what >>2661237 said, not in front of his girl.
“I’m not sure what exactly you’re talking about, but come inside.” You match her in politeness.“Thank you…?” She’s waiting for you to say your name.“Johnny. Nice to meet you too.” You stand aside and hold the door open, waving them inside. Osgood relaxes a little.Ruby gets inside, and Osgood tries to trail behind, but you grab his arm.“Osgood, be a man and tell your girlfriend the truth already.” You whisper to him.“Dude, if I tell her – relationship is over.” Osgood whispers back angrily, eyes desperate. “She fucking hates it when people lie to her.”“Then why did you lie to her in the first place, dude?” You raise your eyebrow.“I don’t know, maybe to not make her get in trouble? Or maybe everything we’re doing sounds completely insane to a normal person? Either way, she’s just like that, you know?” Osgood says like it was obvious. You barely know the situation! He then starts scratching his head rapidly. “Aaagh…” He just seems so troubled. You hear the girls saying hi to each other in the living room.“You can’t keep this hidden forever.” You push the idea into his head. Maybe he will reconsider.“…Oh my, you’re the girl from that sketchy clinic.” You hear Ruby saying.“Yes, I know. I can give you my card.” Matilda replies to her, unfazed.“Oh my, you were serious about that!” Ruby giggles. You hear Matilda's expected response quickly. “I’m always serious. I’m a professional. It's what I do.”Ruby takes this in stride. “Maybe you can help out with my little cousin’s birthday party?”“So… Mind explaining what’s going on?” You get into the mix, walking into the living room. You don't hear Osgood walking behind you.“Well, my Osee has been acting strangely the last few weeks, and I thought that—” Ruby tries to explain but she’s quickly interrupted by a defeated-sounding Osgood. “Ruby… come here, I’m going to explain everything.” He walks up behind you, looking broken. “Can I use your room to talk?”“You could use the kitchen better…” You point to your kitchen.“Right, right…” Osgood walks a death march. Ruby seems somewhat confused, but follows Osgood regardless. They close the door.“What is going on?” Amelia looks at the kitchen, then back at you. You shake your head. “She doesn’t know.”“Know what…?”“You know what.”“Oh… Oh no.” Amelia takes off her glasses and holds her head in her hands.“I have a good feeling about this.” Matilda says, smiling. Is she joking or trying to be positive?
>>2661427After a few minutes, what appeared to be a normal conversation in hushed tones, becomes a heated discussion very quickly – suddenly Ruby bursts out from the door crying, and runs straight out of your apartment. Osgood tries to follow her, but his body isn’t helping and he just trips on the floor.“You okay?” You ask as you slowly check on him.“Kill me.”“For 5 bucks.” Matilda replies cheerfully instead of you. You stare at her dumbfounded. What the fuck is she planning…?“It’s over, man…” Osgood turns over and stares at the ceiling in anguish, ignoring everyone.“What happened to your good feeling?” You ask Matilda, curious.“As in… I’m going to make some easy cash type of feeling, if you get my drift.” Matilda actually winks at you. This girl, she’s trouble.“Osgood, go after her!” Amelia cheers him up from the couch. “It isn’t over yet!” What do you do?>Tell Osgood to go after Ruby! Screw your meeting, you can do it later! Love! Love is on the line!>Pay Matilda to go after Ruby! Chances are 100% that she'll catch her if you pay her enough!>Tell Osgood to leave Ruby be, she needs to digest the information before the two can talk. Also the meeting is soon…>Tell him you’re going after her! Who knows what you can even do in this situation?! You're gonna do your best for your teammate, damn it!>Write In.
>>2661430>>Tell Osgood to go after Ruby! Screw your meeting, you can do it later! Love! Love is on the line!Tell him to ask his flame to help prove this shit is real.
>>2661430>Tell Osgood to go after Ruby! Screw your meeting, you can do it later! Love! Love is on the line!>Tell him to tell her it was just a prank, that you were filming the whole thing and osgood was going to propose to her.
>>2661430Backing >>2661438This is up to him.
>>2661430>>Tell Osgood to go after Ruby! Screw your meeting, you can do it later! Love! Love is on the line!Go with him in case he fucks up, or if she gets kidnapped, or some other shit inevitably happens.
>>2661430>>Tell Osgood to leave Ruby be, she needs to digest the information before the two can talk. Also the meeting is soon…
“Yeah, go after her! You can't give up now!” You join your sister in her efforts to cheer him up!“B-but… she’s gone.” Osgood is starting to react to his environment. “I don’t know where she went…”“Do you love her or not?!" This catches Osgood off-guard. "If the answer is yes, then get moving!" You trying to ignite some fighting spirit in Osgood.“Y-yes!” Osgood now looks somewhat determined.“I’ll help you out a little!” Amelia invokes Saraswati! This came out of nowhere. Amelia drags Osgood onto the cloud! “We can catch her like this!”“J-just don’t drop me, okay?” Osgood shakes a little as he sits on the cloud and grabs your sister by the waist."Hey! Talk like that to us, and I will drop you! We're doing this to get you your love back, got it?" Saraswati talks back to Osgood, slapping him on the back of the head! The cloud is frowning a little, but starts smiling again. "Ah… reminds me back of my younger days!"“What the hell…?” Matilda looks on wide-eyed. Well in her position, this just looks like Amelia and Osgood are floating.“See ya in a bit!” Amelia and Osgood fly away, but they are easily stopped by the door. She can't seem to be able to reach the doorknob. “Uhm… A little help here?”You go there and open it…“Thank you!” Amelia smiles while Osgood gives you a thumb up. And there they go…Now you are all alone with Matilda, who is speechless.“Amelia can float on her bear’s cloud.” You ‘explain’, though that doesn’t explain anything really...“…” Matilda is still speechless, but now she raises an eyebrow.“Hey it’s true…” What else can you say? You wonder if you could follow them. Feels like you’re missing out on some action…“Uhm…” You say out loud, not thinking of anything else.“You already demanded too much from your body. Take it easy.” Matilda reads your mind. She was the one who demanded too much from your body though… Oh god, Matilda's innuendoes are contagious.“Aye, aye…” You cannot feel anything but worried. Not like it matters in the grand scheme of things, right?What do you do?>Wait patiently for the others to arrive; there are more team members, you know?>Call Amelia on the phone and ask her how things are going. Knowing her, she’s probably spying on them if she’s not outright dragging Osgood to Ruby...>Ask Matilda about her cosplay. There's no better opportunity for it than now!>Check the boards with Matilda. Maybe you could get further info about the other groups?>Write In.
>>2661574>Check the boards with Matilda. Maybe you could get further info about the other groups?>"/v/ I'm this far in the game, what do?"
>>2661574>>Check the boards with Matilda. Maybe you could get further info about the other groups?
>>2661574Sorry lads, this is the last post of the day. Another mild inconvenience came. We will continue tomorrow!
>>2661574>Check the boards with Matilda. Maybe you could get further info about the other groups?
You ask Matilda if she wants to check the anonymous boards with you, to maybe get further information about the other groups. Matilda shrugs and accepts. Not that she can do much else except leaving. You’re using your desktop computer while Matilda is using your shitty laptop.“So do you go into these sites often?” Matilda asks you as she puts a USB stick in your laptop. You wonder what that has…“Used to, before the war. Not anymore.” You miss shitposting and memeing, but you don't have much free time anymore between having a girlfriend, fighting for your life, and doing your best.“You seem like the type. Anyway, supposedly anonymous sources aren’t reliable, but in this country no information is reliable unless we verify it ourselves.” Matilda says. “This is the only place people can vent without getting into trouble.”You can't resist joking. “So I can do the digging all by myself, huh?” But Matilda as cold as ever.“Tread lightly, Johnny Ando. You know I’m the best for this type of work.”“Relax, I’m only joking. Your grandpa would appreciate it.”“…” Matilda glares at you, making you feel uncomfortable. “Perhaps I should.” She keeps digging silently, and you focus on your own screen…Who would have thought?! There is actual information about your possible adversaries for next Sunday! Following Matilda’s directions worked wonders! This is what you found:>The new chief of police is back, and with a vengeance! Known enemy of the previous chief Danforth Villiers, he is one of the most corrupt men on the force – well known for being ‘The Cleaner’ for the current administration. His name is ‘Rob Banks’!There's a lot of obvious shitposts about him robbing banks, as well as many other things, but anons mainly call him “Cumbank Rob” though, since he did a shit job and somehow remained on the position for a long time. He still got the boot when Lise’s dad got promoted…>Usually the cultists seem to hide their faces under their robes, except if you’re in a position of power. Someone caught a glimpse of an extremely eerie-looking purple-haired girl without her hood once; maybe she’s important? Who knows?The anons were skeptical about the information being real, but a lot of them want to fuck her. A drawfag even posted lewd art of them, on a blue board no less, derailing the thread in the best way possible and hailed as a hero. One of the anons said the girl's name is ‘Vivienne Neuville’, and that they went to the same school abroad. Anons are swarming the guy and demanding pics and more info. Guess you were going to be ignored if you wanted to ask anything. Matilda will look into it on her own time, though.[1/2]
>>2663784At some point during the investigation, someone knocked on the door! You went to open it and those dirty parasites… you mean friends… are here! Amelia, Nariko, Yu Yan, Uccelli, and Henry are here! The girls have a bunch of bags full of stuff with them. Wait, what happened to Osgood?! Amelia explained he left him very close to where her girlfriend was running to, and she didn’t want to spoil the moment, so Amelia left.You doubt your sister had this much restraint. “That doesn’t sound like you at all.”“It was Saraswati’s idea. She said something about love being sacred or whatever.” Amelia wanted to watch, as expected, but maybe the bear is good for her after all? Nah.“Who cares? We’re back, baby!” Yu Yan jumps on the couch.“Yu Yan, you could have broken it!” Uccelli reprimands her like a real mother would. “You’re already grounded, don’t make it worse for yourself.”Yu Yan grumbles aloud. “Ngh…! I don’t wanna keep cleaning more dishes!”“Then you shouldn’t cause any trouble.” Henry responds, moving the bags closer to everyone else.“You’re one to talk. Nina bad mouths you and that other guy all day!”“Whaaat?!” Henry seems offended as he spins to look at Nina. She scoffs. “Does it really surprise you?” Nina owns it! She really dislikes Henry, and you still don't know why. You didn’t even notice when, but she’s standing next to you.“Ha.” Matilda laughs stoically from your room's door. Is that even possible?“C-can we stay here again from now on, dear Johnny?” Nariko grabs your t-shirt from behind like a little child would. She sounds way more eloquent than usual. Strange.“Yeah, why not?” What’s up with the ‘Dear Johnny’?“Thank you.” Nariko seems happy now.“That’s a relief.” Uccelli wants to know nothing about these two…“I don’t think Osgood's coming back anytime soon, should we discuss what we are going to do or what?” Amelia brings everyone to the most important matter of the day.Yu Yan sighs and gets up off the couch. “C’mon Nariko, let’s bring our stuff back to our room.” Yu Yan starts moving her bags with Nariko, while Matilda takes Yu Yan's place on the couch. Guess, Yu Yan took the hint.Uccelli, Henry, Matilda, Amelia. And you. Are 5 out of 7 members enough (Does Matilda really count?) Let’s see what you're going to do…>Ask someone to bring Bradford here! He’s part of the team gosh darn it! Sure, his power is underwhelming, but maybe there's something to it? Strength in numbers!>Ask someone to make a quick brief of the situation, see if you aren’t forgetting any details! Maybe there's points the others know about that you don't?>Ask if anyone has a plan for next Sunday! What sort of strategy to go with? Where to go? Which group to focus on? Offense? Defense? Staying out of it all until the last second?>Write In.
>>2663786>Ask someone to bring Bradford here! He’s part of the team gosh darn it! Sure, his power is underwhelming, but maybe there's something to it? Strength in numbers!
>>2663786>Ask someone to bring Bradford here! He’s part of the team gosh darn it! Sure, his power is underwhelming, but maybe there's something to it? Strength in numbers!And a write-in>Ask everyone about group training with powers before Sunday!Teamwork plus actually learning what powers Uccelli and Henry have, and if Amelia can do anything else. Every group we have against us has more people and resources than we do, so creativity is one way we can win.
>>2663816I'll support it
“So… What about a group training before next Sunday?” You propose. “I have no idea what type of powers half of you have… And where is Bradford anyway?”“We don’t have any idea of what you can do either, and you're our leader.” Henry responds by a window, glass of water in hand. Wait, when'd he go to the kitchen?“We have terrible team cohesion.” Amelia says as she out of nowhere takes a popsicle. “Only Johnny and I can work as a unit.” She starts licking it, and you remind yourself that there is nothing suggestive about something like this.“Didn’t Johnny and Osgood beat a bunch of bad guys together? Don't overrate yourself.” Henry fires back, taking a victory sip. Heh, that’s true.You hear a disturbing cackling coming from behind you, like someone just freed a ten-thousand year old dark spirit from an ancient tomb.“Did someone say… Training?” It’s Matilda. She’s grinning from ear to ear. “I guess having a special session doesn’t count for you being my disciples. Hehe.”“Like always, your shenanigans don’t amuse me, Ms. Spice.” Uccelli glares at Matilda. Matilda just smirks back fearlessly.“Mhm, Mhm.” Matilda starts walking around the room, inspecting everyone. “I see… I have a lot of work to do here. A reckless and dumb delinquent, an overweight and lazy teacher, a small weakling child, and a fat slob of a photographer... This is going to be more amusing than fruitful, but that doesn’t matter.”Henry bristles at this. “Hey who are you callin' a delinquent?! They never caught me red-handed, and you know it!” Dude, there was more than just being a delinquent there.“…Overweight?” Nina seems… sad as she looks at her body. Again, is that everything she took from that?! Personally you think she's great, but she's your girlfriend so of course you'd think that.“…Small child? Wait, you’re talking about me!?” Amelia just got it. You are starting to have doubts about this team now.“Hey Bradford isn’t even here to defend himself. And Osgood's fine.” You say in the name of the fat slob and the college student. Someone's gotta stick up for the absent, might as well be you!Matilda sighs and pinches the bridge of her nose. “I will need to do miracles with this team.”“We won two fights separately, no? We do need the training, but no miracles are required.” Uccelli looks irritated.“Didn’t you cry like a baby when they were treating your wounds at the clinic? You act tough, but you easily crumble.” Matilda responds back, eyebrow raised. “I was there. Remember?”“Ngh…” Nina seems extra sad now, like she’s too stressed out.“Hey, stop that. No point in saying that.” She's going too far!“Right. I was only trying to prove my point. I'm willing to train you guys, remember? That reminds me, even if I wanted to, I can’t train you and Oswald in the shape you guys are…” Matilda shrugs.
>>2664182“It’s Osgood.” Amelia corrects your trainer. "And for the record, Osgood is a good fighter. He took on Flint alone. Remember?" Amelia echoes Matilda's jab at Uccelli back at her!Matilda frowns a little, but relaxes. “Sorry, got it mixed up with someone else. Anyway, I want you all ready by tomorrow morning; we’re going to have a training session you will never forget.” Matilda starts stretching now. “You and Osgood are going to help, alright? I’m doing you guys a favor here.” Matilda turns to you as she says this.“For free?” You wonder aloud, but you shouldn’t have asked…Matilda's stare grows icy. “You wish.”“But Bradford is in no condition to train either.” He’s in the hospital after all, both from the cultists and from you beating him in Sparks of Luck™!This confuses Matilda. “He needs it more than anyone, what are you talking about?”“I mean… he was beaten up too. He has a broken arm." Not as bad as your head injury and other damage, but still!Matilda’s having none of it. “Nonsense. His legs are intact, so he can still do cardio.” “Anyway, shouldn’t he be here? Can anyone bring him here?” You get the conversation back on topic.“I have a nice idea – why don’t you all go for Bradford, while Johnny and I prepare something for everyone to eat? You can take Nariko and Yu Yan too.” Uccelli advises to the group. This seems suspicious enough that Amelia notices. Her eyes narrow. "Why are the two of you staying?"“We’re the only ones who know how to cook. If anyone else wants to stay, they're going to have to clean this place up. Look at all this dust!” Uccelli drags her finger on the dinner table and lifts it to show the dust layer.“We’ll get going.” Henry is the first one to retreat.“Nariko, Yu Yan! We’re going for a walk together! Hurry up!” Amelia drags the duo out of their room.“Whaaaaaat?! Hey, let me go!” Yu Yan is flailing in Amelia's grip.“Where?” Nariko wonders, dragged along. “Is Johnny coming?”“No. Let’s go!” Amelia drags them outside. Nariko follow along but Yu Yan continues complaining, her voice echoing in the hallway outside.“…” Matilda stares at you and Uccelli mildly confused. You just shrug. Yu Yan is always like that.Uccelli takes her wallet out and gives Matilda 2 Gor$. “Here, go with them.”“Give me 3 more and then I'll consider it.” Matilda bargains immediately.“Here, get going. Tell the others to buy groceries.” Matilda counts the money and nods. Then Matilda leaves the apartment, closing the door behind her.You’re left alone with your secret girlfriend. “Finally it’s just the two of us alone…” Nina grins like she's waited so long for this moment, watching the others go down the street from the window.
>>2664186What do you do?>“So let’s make that dinner. Spaghetti? Something else?” You don’t want to be a liar, do you?>“Do you want a massage or something? You really need to relax, Nina." Be the good boyfriend!>“So how are things going with those two?” It seems Yu Yan was especially troubling for her, maybe she wants to vent?>"What's the deal with you and Henry? We have plenty of time, and I want to hear this story." What's the problem here?(Last Reply of the day, we continue tomorrow. Sorry for these short sessions, running during the week is proving to be difficult for me.)
>>2664186>Hold her gently from behind and kiss her neck. Guaranteed to make her weak in the knees.>“Do you want a massage or something? You really need to relax, Nina." Be the good boyfriend!>“So how are things going with those two?” It seems Yu Yan was especially troubling for her, maybe she wants to vent?
>>2664186>>2664209This is good.
>>2664191>“So let’s make that dinner. Spaghetti? Something else?” You don’t want to be a liar, do you?
Wait, she doesn’t really want to make dinner! She wants to spend time with you alone! Ha-ha, what a brilliant woman you ended up being with. Time for romance! As she closes the curtain you get closer, hug her from behind, then you kiss her neck. You can feel all stiffness from her body disappearing as she sways her body into yours.“Do you want a massage or something? You really need to relax, Nina.” You try to be the good boyfriend! She puts her arms over yours.“You leave me alone two days, and I’m already a mess, huh?” Nina seems calmer; perhaps she forgot you saw her yesterday, or maybe she’s talking about the lack of intimacy. Either way, her mood has swung for the better. “A massage would be great too… But in the condition you are, you should be the one getting it. It’s not like I don’t mind giving you one…”“Don’t sweat it; I’m always willing to please my woman.” You say rather jokingly. Nina smirks.“Hehe, why do you have to say it that way?” She took the joke well, but tries to act all high and mighty. She sighs. “Alright, if you insist.” Nina plummets on the couch, not very hard to convince.You go for one of the chairs near the dinner table and drag it next to the couch. You take a good long look again at the woman you are lucky to call your girlfriend, before getting ready to work. Reminder: You cannot touch the booty for now… Her back is stiff as a board.“Oh yes…” It's working! “Work your magic hands…” It’s just a massage, woman. She’s distracting you too much with her womanly features! Better strike a conversation, before everything gets derailed into something magical but very inappropriate for a blue board!“So… How are things going with those two? You seem to have your hands full.” Maybe she wants to vent?“Oh yeah, right there… Which two?” Nina seems to be into the massage, barely able to pay attention to you.“Nariko and Yu Yan. Sorry for making you take care of ‘em.”“A little below, oh there… Yes…” Nina is moving her feet up and down. “What about them…?”“How are things going? Yu Yan's causing you a lot of trouble isn't she?” You continue working your magic.“I wanted to slap her face at first, but she just needed a little discipline, that's all.” Nina is rather blunt. “Every day I’m questioning why I even became a teacher; all these children are getting on my nerves…”“Must have been tough for her, being a whole new person after all she went through.” Well you never pass time with Happy Yu Yan, just with Depressed Yu Yan. At least she's much better than Insane Yu Yan with superpowers.
>>2665808“I mean, the absolute worst wasn’t even those text messages. It’s when she found our… you know. Yu Yan said she didn’t believe I was getting any action, and the worst part was she wasn’t even mocking me… She was completely serious. Oh, and I was keeping them for next time.” Nina giggles, obviously referring to the co—“The used ones?”“Johnny, that’s disgusting.” She sits up and stops the massage altogether. She really seems disgusted. C’mon, you can save the situation!“It was a joke, come on.” Flawless answer. She stares daggers at you, and your smile is your only answer. She smiles back and kisses you. “I can’t stay mad at you, unless you stop right now.” Now she’s back in ‘I want a massage' position. You proceed, not wanting to anger her any further.“Any problems with Nariko?” You wonder if the OG hobo caused any trouble.“Oh no! She’s an angel, an angel that never stopped worrying about you. She got me all stressed too. I couldn’t even clooooose my eyes the first night… Can’t believe she lived on the streets, so polite and well-mannered.” She yawns in the middle of her talk. Nariko ain’t that great. “I’m so tired… Thank you for all this.” Passing time with you really brightens her day. The massage continues, but there's something else on your mind…What do you do?>“So what are we preparing for the team? They're going to get suspicious if we don’t make dinner. Got any ideas?” Snap her back to reality. Dinner will be ready twice as fast with her help!>“Relax here. I’ll see what I can do for dinner.” Evolve into the ultimate good boyfriend! Maybe you can offer her a cup of coffee too! Even make some for everybody else!>"You know, even after all this I still keep forgetting you have a partner too. What can they do?" Talk to her about her partner and the war while you whip something up for the others!>Touch her butt. You know you want to.>Write In.
>>2665810>"You know, even after all this I still keep forgetting you have a partner too. What can they do?" Talk to her about her partner and the war while you whip something up for the others!
>>2665810>Touch her butt. You know you want to.
>>2665810>>Touch her butt. You know you want to.Be dazed by the wonders of this cushiony goodness.
>>2665810>Touch her butt. You know you want to.Say something like "I had to, Nina. You know I couldn't resist."then>"You know, even after all this I still keep forgetting you have a partner too. What can they do?" Talk to her about her partner and the war while you whip something up for the others!leave her to just relax or watch TV while we do our thing in the kitchen
>>2665810>>“Relax here. I’ll see what I can do for dinner.” Evolve into the ultimate good boyfriend! Maybe you can offer her a cup of coffee too! Even make some for everybody else!>>"You know, even after all this I still keep forgetting you have a partner too. What can they do?" Talk to her about her partner and the war while you whip something up for the others!We touch her put after we make dinner for everyoneIf we get going now, we won't stop till everyone gets home, and it will be mad sus if there isn't a dinner on the table
>>2665808>>“Relax here. I’ll see what I can do for dinner.” Evolve into the ultimate good boyfriend! Maybe you can offer her a cup of coffee too! Even make some for everybody else!Butt is for later, responsibilities come first.
>>2665810>Touch her butt. You know you want to.>“Relax here. I’ll see what I can do for dinner.” Evolve into the ultimate good boyfriend! Maybe you can offer her a cup of coffee too! Even make some for everybody else!
Well you were on the brink of death two days ago, so it’s only fair to get some kind of reward, right? Besides, you feel dazed by the wonders of this cushiony goodness, you wanna touch that booty. You slowly start going downwards and downwards with your magic hands, making painfully obvious what their destination is. You grab Nina’s butt and remember the fabulous and soft feeling they gave you the first time… You were so enchanted by their softness you didn’t notice Nina’s glare. She’s all red too.“I had to, Nina. You know I couldn’t resist.” You are the victim here. Victim of that ass! You can see from her face she feels flattered, but wants to hide it. “Besides, you could have stopped me way before I reached there. You know, if you wanted.” You can't help smirking.“…It’s not the time to get playful.” Nina responds as she slowly takes your hands off her and sits properly on the couch. You note a little disappointment in her voice. At least, you think so… It’s not like you’re thinking straight.Enough fun. Time for work! “Well, I had my fun… Now relax here. I’ll see what I can do for dinner.” You turn to head over to the kitchen.“Woah, wait there Johnny… I caaaaan help.” You turn to see her yawning again. Are you this good at giving massages, or is she just this tired?!“Just get comfy and leave it to me. Here.” You pass her the remote that was on the couch, next to her. “Have fun and relax.”“…” She silently judges you, but doesn’t move. “You sure? I’m happy making you dinner.”“Yes, I’m sure.” You get closer to her and kiss her on the right cheek. As soon as you try to leave, she grabs your hand and stares at you a little disgruntled. “I told you I’m sure like three times now.”“…Fine.” She lets you go, grumbling. “But do it quickly, so we can cuddle after.” She’s all red again. D’aww, she really misses you! You think she’s the most adorable woman in the world.“Yeah.” It’s not like you want to miss the chance! You head into the kitchen while you hear Uccelli turn on the news.Okay, now its time to make dinner! You need to serve food for... how many people again? Seven? It’s going to be troublesome, but nothing is impossible for Johnny Ando!What do you do?>Make spaghetti. Spaghetti for everyone! As long as no one spills their spaghetti during dinner, it should be fine!>Fuck making food, order some pizza! Three larges should be enough for everyone, plus plenty of leftovers.>Make hamburgers. Easy, fast, and delicious! You got enough beef, buns, and vegetables for plenty of them!>Write In.
>>2665974>Make spaghetti. Spaghetti for everyone! As long as no one spills their spaghetti during dinner, it should be fine!
>>2665974>>Make spaghetti. Spaghetti for everyone! As long as no one spills their spaghetti during dinner, it should be fine!
>>2665974>Make hamburgers. Easy, fast, and delicious! You got enough beef, buns, and vegetables for plenty of them!
>>2665974>>Make spaghetti. Spaghetti for everyone! As long as no one spills their spaghetti during dinner, it should be fine!A veritable torrent of spaghetti shall be made. Our friends and partners shall have their pockets filled to the brim, that's how much pasta we'll prepare.
>write inorder a fucking pizza and cuddle / makeout with your gf. Are you guys high?Fuck all those moochers, you almost DIED. how are you prioritizing cooking burgers for over spending time with your gf doing literally anything.
Well, like your momma once said: ‘I don’t like pasta, eugh!”, so let’s make some! That really hasn’t much to do with anything, but there aren’t many options, and you aren’t really feeling that inspired today. Besides, it’s your group – they need to toughen up, and that means carbs! You start creating your culinary wonder! From the kitchen you hear the living room TV on the news.“You sure you don’t want my help, d-d-dear?” Nina asks yet again, voice catching. She’s going to start making you feel guilty if she continues. And why did she struggle to say ‘dear’ so much there?“Yes, I’m fine! Please stop asking!” You insist to your insistent girlfriend. This woman doesn’t really want to relax, does she?From the news, you start hearing the new Chief of Police of Pokyo Lokyo holding a press conference:“So you’re denying all accusations?! You’re pretending you didn’t do anything wrong?!” Sounds like a girl journalist.“Do you see any records on here lady?! If your answer is yes, you’re a liar! And if your answer is no, you’re a dumbass for askin’! Next!” The new police chief sounds annoying in a way you can't explain. It just feels annoying on a deep level.“S-s-sir, I must insist! This isn’t the old times; you need to answer this truthfully!”“Truthfully, I don’t give a damn. That’s my answer.”“You’re acting as Provisional Police Chief. What state is the real Police Chief in?” Another male journalist yells out.“I dunno. I know he went asleep, and he ain’t answering the phone, so I’m here! Isn’t that great…? You can’t stay retired, because some fucko thinks it’s the best time to just about take a dirt nap!”“B-but isn’t he in a coma from that strange illness?! The authorities have told us it’s not contagious at all, but it keeps propagating! We only wanted to you to confirm if this is true or not!” Another journalist backs up the second one. The journalists aren’t reacting too well. You hear a lot of commotion from the background.“I’ll give you a solid maybe. That good enough? In the name of all that is decent, I preferred when you lot were less noisy. They don’t pay me to answer questions from the press, so I’m taking a hike! See ya suckers!” The news feed cuts to the two anchors discussing the new police chief’s comments.“The language of this man is so vulgar! That must be the reason every kid is so rude in this city.” Uccelli comments in an irritated voice. You peek your head out from the kitchen and silently stare at her. “N-not you! …But I wouldn’t mind if you stopped swearing as much.” Nina thinks it twice.“I barely swear.” Fookin’ ‘el, mate…
>>2666142Another piece of news is about the mysterious serial killer that drains people’s… water? Bodily fluids? Sounds confusing, but you've seen the grisly results on television firsthand before. The victims are all just skin, bones, hair, and not much else – drained empty of everything they had. Horrifying! It appears husks are now appearing in the middle of the city, and there've already been four victims! Uh-oh…Anyway, your spaghetti and meatballs are ready! Mhm! Smells good if you had to judge. Now with your food ready and your girlfriend comfy, you know what to do, right?What do you do?>Cuddle with your girlfriend on the couch, and wait for the rest of the peasants to appear and ruin everything…>Ask Nina if she wants to eat right now! Why wait for the others? The food can get cold!>Ask Nina about her partner! I mean, why not? You barely know anything about her power and the relationship they have going.>Tell Nina about Yu Yan’s passport ID magic thing! She’s going to be happy about that, maybe.>Ask Nina her opinion about what the group’s next move should be! Maybe you two being on the same page can swing the conversation later.>Write In.
>>2666145>Ask Nina if she wants to eat right now! Why wait for the others? The food can get cold!
>>2666145>Cuddle with your girlfriend on the couch, and wait for the rest of the peasants to appear and ruin everything…>Ask Nina about her partner! I mean, why not? You barely know anything about her power and the relationship they have going.
>Cuddle with your girlfriend on the couch, and wait for the rest of the peasants to appear and ruin everything…finally, sweet release
“The spaghetti is ready!” That's never going to sound right.“Mhm! It smells delicious!” Nina is being supportive. That's good because you're supposed to be serving spaghetti not spilling it. “Now come here!” She gently taps the empty space on the couch.You sit next to each other and begin to cuddle while watching horrifying news about the daily life in Prancijan. What a mood breaker! You take the remote and start surfing channels randomly. You have a streaming service, why bother with national TV programs?Wait! What are you talking about?! You’re with your girlfriend, screw the TV! Just look at her, what a beauty! Her hair is so puffy, maybe she can use it as a pillow everywhere…! Fuck, you need to focus…“What are you thinking about?” Nina asks, looking at you closely.“Ehm… You?” It’s true…“I’m always thinking about you too.” She holds your hand tighter, maybe she really thought you were gone for good at some point. With Nina by your side, you feel how time moves slower than normal.“I was wondering about your partner… Is everything still so difficult between you two?”“We’re fine! I think I finally get him, after our little encounter with danger – he just seems more talkative... He was really insecure about our chances, my fault really. I did everything I could to avoid getting into trouble. You were so cool when you beat that guy down by the way.”“Oh, so it was true…”“You don’t remember?!”“Uhm… No.”“So you were literally my guardian angel coming to save me.” She hugs you from the side, like you’re her precious little treasure. “I don’t mind admitting this in front of you, but Icioba is always talking about intimidating the enemy with your presence, so I tried to appear tough… But that punch hurt a lot.”“Well, as a guardian angel, all I can say is I did a shit job.” You gently touch her wounded cheek, the bandage still over it. Seeing her flinching in pain hurts you just as much.“Language.” She puts her finger on your nose.“Right…”“You doing a bad job did more than I have ever done for you…” Nina feels bad, her negativity level is rising. “But this time… I’ll be there for you.” The negativity vanishes altogether.“Not like I've ever felt like you weren’t.” You see her hand, the flame. “So what exactly is your power? I mean, mine is just changing the way I see things with light. Filtering some out, things like that.”“You say that like its simple.” She pouts.“Well, it’s the best way to put it. What’s yours?”“This…” She extends her hand towards the TV, and very faintly you are able to see a sphere around it. The TV completely mutes as soon as Uccelli opens her eyes. “I can make areas… silent? I don’t know how to explain it otherwise. No sound can go out of that area, but sound can get in, which doesn't really make any sense but it works.”
>>2666364“Nope. No idea how to use it.”“You’re the mastermind on the battlefield, right? Who else is going to come up with something?” Nina chuckles.“Everything is always up to me, huh?” One man doing his best!“Not this time, I’m only joking.” Nina smiles, and it warms your heart. “We'll do this together.” She really feels comfortable around you! You want this moment to never end.As soon as Nina stopped talking, you hear the gang knocking on the door. A bunch of voices are prattling outside… Guess this moment has come to an end.It’s time for the team meeting!>Ask a member of the team to make a quick brief of the situation, see if you aren’t forgetting any details! Maybe there's points the others know about that you don't?>Ask if anyone has a plan for next Sunday! What sort of strategy to go with? Where to go? Which group to focus on? Offense? Defense? Staying out of it all until the last second?>How did the walk go? Did they see or hear anything unusual? Also tell them about the asshole police chief and the serial killer from the news. Share the other information you got with Matilda!>Before ANYONE is going to talk, they're going to eat! You didn't make all that spaghetti for nothing! Set the table and plates, get the dinner going, and then you can talk business!>Write In.
>>2666367>Before ANYONE is going to talk, they're going to eat! You didn't make all that spaghetti for nothing! Set the table and plates, get the dinner going, and then you can talk business!
>>2666367>Before ANYONE is going to talk, they're going to eat! You didn't make all that spaghetti for nothing! Set the table and plates, get the dinner going, and then you can talk business!THEN>How did the walk go? Did they see or hear anything unusual? Also tell them about the asshole police chief and the serial killer from the news. Share the other information you got with Matilda!
>>2666367>Write In.dont let them in, spend more time with nina until the plot forces your hand and lets them in anyway
>>2666367>>Before ANYONE is going to talk, they're going to eat! You didn't make all that spaghetti for nothing! Set the table and plates, get the dinner going, and then you can talk business!We need to eat that spaghetti before someone drops it.
“I’ll prepare the table.” Nina smiles as she stands up.“I’ll get the door…”You go to open, and you tell everyone before any talking will happen, they’re going to eat! It’s spaghetti time! It’s quite the hefty group… “Seriously? Spaghetti…?” The only thing Amelia complains about is the food.“You aren’t joking…?” Henry is not into it either.“I hope it’s better than the last homemade meal you gave me.” Matilda is all critic.“Whaaat?! I thought you were going to order some pizzas again! Would've been so much better!" Yu Yan, that is not healthy. Why are you making food these people?!“Homemade spaghetti! Mhm!” Bradford seems into it. Finally some recognition!“Johnny’s… food…” Nariko is drooling like always. Great, even more recognition!As the group gather inside, Amelia stops before you to ask you something…“I haven’t heard about Osgood, should we call him?” Amelia wonders with childlike ingenuity.“Ehm… We should let him know what we decide on, but I don’t think we should interrupt him right now.” Because either everything went wrong and he’s dead inside, or he and her girlfriend are fuc—“Everyone, dinner is ready!” Uccelli smiles as the table is completely ready and cleaned. Woah, your lady is fast! Wait, what were you thinking about? Aw, forget it. Dinnertime!“Yay…” The group’s morale is not that great. You cannot help but feel a little guilty, even though they are being assholes about it. You had to use the couch to get everyone a seat around the table. There is barely any space, but you are managing. In the middle of the meal, you decide to spark a conversation.“So… How did the walk go? Did you see or hear anything unusual?”“Yeah, we saw the march going.” Henry says as he continues to enjoy the spaghetti. So much for his complaining earlier!“March? Like a parade?” Uccelli's teacher curiosity is kicking in…“People were protesting the new Chief of Police. They want him out immediately; the public is getting madder by the second. And really, who can blame them? The guy's a massive prick.” Bradford explains, devouring your spaghetti with gusto. Good thing you have plenty of napkins.“Strange, the news weren’t reporting that.” Nina says with sarcasm.“Yeah, we saw some news too…” You briefly summarize what you saw on TV for the group. “…And I think that’s it.”“Crooked bastard.” Yu Yan says as she plays with her food.“Mhm. But there's more, Johnny. A lot of those cultists were roaming the streets – I don’t know how they gain any members with preaching like that. They should stick to Sundays." Matilda eats your spaghetti at a slow and steady pace. She seems to like it.
>>2666612“When you make Lucifer sound like one of the good guys, it’s never going to sound great, right?” Henry quips. “I do admit it sounds way cooler though.”“…So it was working. I figured you would be easily caught by that.” Matilda is unimpressed.“I… ugh… You get what I mean.” Henry stops his grumbling and keeps up the spaghetti.“We had to kick out a bunch of cats too.” Amelia explains, looking at the window. “We can’t trust them anymore. Not after T.T. Neko.”“Bradford Jr. helped a lot with that.” Bradford says, fistpumping the air! Did he convert the cat to a member of your team…?! You already have two strays that live with you, you can't afford a third even with Ka-Shing's money!“You actually named it Bradford Jr…?” Uccelli looks incredulous.“N-No… I didn’t.”“Nah, Nariko did it.” Yu Yan chimes in, selling out Nariko with no remorse!“Both are rather large individuals, yes. I thought it was fitting.” Nariko explains formally. You’re never going to get used to her talking like that.“Why do you talk like that after eating? It takes only 20 minutes, and you come back to being the dummy you always are.” Yu Yan wonders. Looks like you weren’t the only one.“I do not know.” Nariko expertly cleans herself with a napkin, as if trained.“Nariko has come a long way.” Amelia talks like a proud mother. Who could forget when she was a drooling retard? Nariko hides behind her beanie from the embarrassment.“Don’t be mean.” Matilda stops Amelia for some reason, taking her aback.“Eh?! I wasn’t being mean!”“Sooooo mean and cruel!” Yu Yan joins Matilda’s efforts with glee. Amelia starts to get even more confused and nervous. “Whaat?! I wasn’t doing anything like that!"“Haha, you’re so easily bullied.” Henry joins in the tease train! “No, I’m not! You guys are being unfair!” Amelia is getting angry right now, putting her fork down.“…Are you going to eat that?” Bradford asks Yu Yan about her food, and she pushes Bradford way from her plate. “Get. Lost. Fatass.”“Yeah. Dear Yu Yan is going to give it to me instead.” Nariko says, tilting her face up, nose in the air.“No, you’re already getting soft, remember?” Yu Yan replies as she pinches Nariko arms. Yup, she's right. Your hobo needs a workout.“…!?” Nariko looks at you then panics, going back to her usual self. Matilda's disapproval is written on her face as she stares at you.“Pfft. Like he cares…” Yu Yan says with disdain as she lets Nariko go.
>>2666615“Can you guys you keep quiet for a second?” Henry suddenly interrupts everyone talking. All you were doing was listening to them talk and finishing up your perfect spaghetti, but you take notice.“…Didn’t expect that from you.” Nina throws shade at Henry.“Ehem…” He seems annoyed at your girlfriend’s comment. The heat is still there. “I think everyone's done with their food, sans Yupie or whatever, so can we get this meeting going?”“Yupie? Who the fuck is Yupie?!” Yu Yan seems annoyed.“Language!" Uccelli scolds Yupie.“So what are we going to do, boss?” Henry now looks at you.“…?” You go with the obvious response of pointing at yourself and raising an eyebrow.“I mean, you aren’t deciding – I just want to hear your opinion…"What do you think is the best option?!>Have a talk with Ka-Shing, see what his offer is. You will have to bargain a good deal with him, maybe even getting a crystal piece! He can also help you protect Constance. Who knows?!>Don’t do anything risky! Stay out of trouble and stick to defending Constance as number one priority! Come Sunday, you'll use the New Calamity Clinic as your fort against everyone else.>We still need to gather more information – and with Osgood out of the picture for now, we will have to wait and see how things develop. Remember: the longer it takes to make a decision, the less time you have to prepare.>Group training! You have plenty of money to pay Matilda for regular training help, but your group still needs power training and teamwork! The best way to get this done is to start doing it!>Write In.
>>2666616>Find Neko and break her legs- I mean will.
>>2666616Oh, forgot to add it's the last reply of the day!
>>2666616>Group training! You have plenty of money to pay Matilda for regular training help, but your group still needs power training and teamwork! The best way to get this done is to start doing it!Just got finished reading all of the old threads and finally caught up to a live one. Loving the quest so far!
>>2666616>Group training! You have plenty of money to pay Matilda for regular training help, but your group still needs power training and teamwork! The best way to get this done is to start doing it!>>2666957Nice, we need more voters and people following along as it is. The more the merrier.
>>2666616>Group training! You have plenty of money to pay Matilda for regular training help, but your group still needs power training and teamwork! The best way to get this done is to start doing it!
“Let’s do group training. We need power training and teamwork, the earlier the better.” You answer Henry’s question. You do want to beat T.T. Neko, though you're not sure how personal it is…“Yeah, but training for what…?”“To be ready to fight on Sunday!” Amelia yells all hyped, jumping out of her chair.“Sit your ass down!” Henry responds to your impertinent sister. “Fuck, you scared me.” Henry doesn’t look good. Uccelli is glaring at him.“Watch. Your. Language.” Great, now she’s all tensed up again!“How did you guys even survive to this point…?” Henry is losing hope.“Didn’t you beat a bunch of street thugs like a dumbass? You’re problem-seeking machine! You should be dead by now, on all counts.” Amelia retorts. She's even snarling like a bear!“Hey, I was winning!” That sounded way too proud.“What’s wrong with what Johnny said, boy?” Matilda feels the need to be part of the conversation. Her plate is ridiculously clean! She must have appreciated the spaghetti more than she let on.“Uh… The part about not having an actual plan?” Henry responds again, folding his arms. “It would have been better if he just said he doesn’t want to involve us with anything or anyone. I don’t think the training is bad per se, but…”“Then feel free to propose something. You're part of this group too.” Matilda is almost steering this boat now.Henry deflates back to normal. “I… don’t know. We’re a week away from the fight; I was expecting someone to already come up with something.”“Aside from training, I don’t see another other way of preparing for the fight – really.” You explain to Henry. “We’re breaking new ground here. Nobody, and I mean nobody, knows what's going to happen for sure. I do expect that everything to work like the Judge app. Only close ranged weapons are going to be used, but those are no better than our partners. So Matilda, are you willing to train us?”“No.” Matilda responds immediately.“I’ll pay you 15 Gor$.” Like it wasn’t obvious. “Yes.” She’s so easy to read. “We've already scheduled our first training session tomorrow morning, so no need to discuss it more… except for payments.” Her eyes travel to your pockets, looking for your wallet.“Yeah, but we need team cohesion training and power training too…”“What are you expecting from this?” Matilda grins, leaning back in her chair.
>>2667245“Well, I’ll be digging up info in the meantime, while you guys tra—” Bradford says but Matilda cuts him off. “Part of team, part of the training. With your weight and build, you need it more than anyone.”“…” Bradford wants to say anything, really anything that makes him get out of the situation – but he can’t come up with anything.“Ha, you’re fat.” Yu Yan laughs and elbows Nariko, pointing at Bradford.“Dear Yu Yan, don’t be so cruel to him. Obesity doesn't stop him from having feelings.” Nariko feels sympathy, putting a hand on Yu Yan's shoulder.“You should join ‘em too, remember what I just said?” Yu Yan reminds Nariko she’s out of shape. Nariko is embarrassed yet again.“Could you stop that, please?” You stick by your OG hobo. You thought Yu Yan was a sweetheart inside with all the ‘I don’t want to be monster talk’, but she’s just so bratty. Was she like this even before getting powers?“Uuh… Yeah. Sure. My bad.” Yu Yan responds and continues playing with her food. She seems to have reacted better than with everyone else, what gives?“So at what time do we start training tomorrow? I haven’t had the best of sleep patt—” Uccelli asks Matilda, but gets quickly interrupted again.“I want you all here at 5:00 AM, on the dot.”Uccelli coughs on her drink and cleans up, looking like someone just punched her multiple times in the gut. “What? You can’t be serious!”“You want it earlier? That can be arranged…!” Matilda smirks even wider.“No! We’re absolutely fine with this!” Henry now interferes, talking quick. “Alright everyone, it was a nice dinner, but If I don’t get home right now, I won’t sleep!” Henry calls it quits!“Oh right, Osgood ain’t here… We’re going to have to… Walk.” Bradford says it like it’s the worst thing ever. But then he turns to you and shoots you a thumbs up! "At least the spaghetti was nice. I like what you did with the sauce." Your opinion of Bradford improves!“I guess we all should go, we’re going to meet again tomorrow anyway.” Amelia stands up, stretches, and takes her plate to the kitchen.And so most the team left… Except Nina and Amelia, who are staying a little longer to explain to Nariko and Yu Yan what they need to do to take care of you. Matilda reminded you that your priority is to feel better for Sunday's fight.“Okay, if you have any questions you can always call me, alright?” Nina seems worried as she gives Nariko a phone.“Y-yes ma'am!” Nariko is up to the task!“We geeeeet it. You can trust us. Come oooooon.” Yu Yan just lays on the sarcasm.“I’m not going to die.” You reassure Nina.“Try to sleep early.” Amelia hugs you from the side. “Okay?” She looks at you smiling.“Right.” You smile back.“It’s for your own good, Johnny.” Nina joins in your sister’s efforts.
>>2667247“We’ll make sure he’s fine!” Nariko wants to be reliable.“Yep! Believe in us.” Yu Yan wants it too! Where did all this motivation come from?!Finally, your secret girlfriend and your sister left the building. You are alone with your hobos.“Now get to the bed!” Yu Yan pushes you to your room, succeeding in only moving you very slowly. “I can walk there, you know?” You’re mildly annoyed, but you don't bother moving.“W-wait, he needs his pills first!” Nariko runs to the kitchen for a glass of water.You went to bed earlier today for training reasons, but somehow Yu Yan and Nariko were the first to fall asleep. Well, time for you to join ‘em in the realm of dreams... You close your eyes and finally give in…Wait a second; this isn’t the realm of dreams! This is the stupid bridge of lameness!“Welcome back to the Distant Frontier!” Yeah, that! “We’re one week away from our first confrontation, so we felt it was appropriate to hold a new meeting…”Oh god, it’s another weird-ass reunion in the dream world! You look around and see every other flame user you know, and some you don't, all in their pajamas! How embarrassing! There are way fewer people than before, probably because the others died before they got to this point.Woah, really, everyone is here: You, Amelia, Nina, Osgood, Henry, Richard Wright, Wildflame, that one terrorist guy you saw fighting Wildflame once, Ka-Shing, Flint, T.T. Neko, that weird cultist guy everyone mentioned you beat but you don’t remember…! You have no clue if it really is him, but you just feel it is. On the podium down past the stands, there is Constance and the other four Judge hosts! You know one of them is an ex-terrorist, and the other is the ex-dictator, but you can't see their faces as they appear as shadows! Must be some sort of supernatural identity protection…Oh, there is a little cage next to the podium and… is that Lise’s father?! They even brought him too! There are more people in that cage too. You would wonder why, but you get the sneaking suspicion that you already know why…Sadly this is all the time we have for this thread, see ya next thread!
>>2667253Thanks for running.
>>2666367So.....Nina has a sex hotspot button, for anywhere we want....even in public. We must use this information, with extreme lewdness.