So… we’ll be continuing this for now. No promises on consistent updates through the week but I’ll try. Give me another reason to try and get enough sleep at least. http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Sekirei+Quest%2C+Collective+Game%2C+GuideName: Hatsu ToyoakiPosition: Special Advisor to the Director of MBI on Security. (You clean up MBI’s dirty laundry.)Sekirei: Akitsu (Temp.)Wealth: Average. (This is more of a general guideline than anything solid and reflects the average of Hatsu’s position in society rather than any particular amount of money. Nor will I let you go completely broke unless something major happens, Hatsu’s been played responsible enough to maintain reserves for food and board.)Gear: Cellphone, company issue, high tech and damage resistant. .45 pistol, 2x reloads. Nice car. Nice suit. Very nice sunglasses. Snark. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\2. A decent sized wardrobe. More variety, somewhat of a range between casual and formal. You won’t be saving money but it won’t break the bank. Your name is Hatsu Toyoaki and at the moment you are buying clothes from the absolutely best place you know of and can afford for the espaced alien you picked up in the park yesterday. Strange origins not withstanding, Akitsu is wearing some not all that great fitting items you had in your place. You don’t know how long she’s going to be staying with you but you do know she was less than eager to return to MBI tower when you asked her about it. So it would probably behoove you to get more than just one or two sets of clothes for her. “I’d like a range of clothes for her, she’s only got what she’s wearing at the moment. Perhaps a weeks worth with a little variety. Day and night clothes.” The majordomo, as that’s the only way you can think of the man, nods. “Of course sir. Ma’am, if you’ll come this way...” he gestures towards a backroom. Akitsu glances at you, some nerves clear in her eyes. “I’ll be right here.” You point to the waiting table closest to the door they’re leading her towards. “They won’t hurt you, just do some measuring to get some new clothes.” Akitsu nods to you, nerves clearing up and allows herself to be led away. “Is there anything I can get you while you wait sir?” “Just some tea if you would.” “Of course.”
>>2709054You wait roughly an hour before Akitsu is finally led back to your waiting area, having sipped on tea and made a few emails or calls on your phone while you did so. Work is going well and your direct subordinates are competent enough they only send you things you actually need to deal with. “Sir.” You look up as one of the tailors assigned to Akitsu comes out first. “Yes?” “We’re finished with the measuring and first outfit if you’d like to come see.” “Of course.” Even if you aren’t all that terribly interested in women’s fashion, you still need to check for politeness sake since you’re buying. Akitsu is probably a bit nervous too and it’ll do you good to make sure she’s ok. You’re led back into an elaborate fitting room, much like the ones you’ve been in before. The darkwood interior is shiny and clean, with the only things out of place being a few items of clothing. Of course you barely notice any of this and instead are focused on Akitsu. Gone is the ill fitting top and bottom. Instead Akitsu stands before you looking like a high class secretary. If said secretary also moonlighted as a model in her spare time. A perfectly fitted blouse and skirt combo along with matching shoes and a suit jacket top now adorn Akitsu. It looks like they even took some time to help her get her hair slightly more in shape. Akitsu herself is nervous looking, red in the face though she looks up at you as you enter. “Is it up to your standards sir?” Asks the tailor. 1. Yes, it’s appropriate.2. You’ve done very well, Akitsu looks perfect.3. Let out a low whistle.
>>2709056>2. You’ve done very well, Akitsu looks perfect.Yay another thread! Perfectly timed for me to leave and miss half of it! Good to see you again Guide
>>27090562. You’ve done very well, Akitsu looks perfect.
>>2709056>2. You’ve done very well, Akitsu looks perfect.
>>2709056>1. Yes, it’s appropriate.
>>2709056>2. You’ve done very well, Akitsu looks perfect.>Secretary Akitsu
>>2709056Wait, can we mix it up? “You’ve Done very well, Akitsu looks appropriate?”1 seems too impersonal. And I didn’t like 2 because “perfect” sounds off.
>>2709056>2. You’ve done very well, Akitsu looks perfect.>Akitsu in business clothesFuck yes.>>2709142Mah nigga.
>>2709143You noticed how the perfect sounded off too, huh? Maybe change it so that it's another type of compliment? I thought about suggesting that but figured Guide would get the point across and wouldn't cause any trouble simply because we chose to use that word instead of a different one
Alright. Calling it here for option 2.
>>2709169Also I may or may not get the post up before I leave work, so please wait warmly.
>>27090563. Let out a HIGH whistle
>>2709056You take in the vision in front of you again and smile to Akitsu, giving the tailor a nod a second later. “You’ve done very well.” The tailor puts on a polite smile and nods her head in return. “Thank you sir.” You look back to Akitsu and find her still waiting on you for some reason. “You look very nice Akitsu.” You don’t want to overwhelm her with flattery but she does look very good in those clothes. You see her face flush some more but instead of looking down meekly she instead raises herself a little bit, showing off just how form fitting that new outfit is even while it moves with her. A small smile appears on her face. She’s nearly preening. “If you’d like sir we can let you go with this and send the rest to the usual address?” The tailor is still by your side and you look to her. “I think that would work out well for all.” You nod to her and she does the same. “Very well sir, I hope you enjoyed your visit.” “It was very productive.” Akitsu has stepped off the platform in the meantime and is now standing next to you once again. You catch her looking at you out of the corner of your eye and when she sees you looking back at her she smile again. You’re both politely led out of the store the same way you came in, having seen nobody else aside from the employees. You’re let out onto the street, now looking like a man and his secretary or perhaps two business people coming from lunch no that the submissive bend in Akitsu’s shoulders has dropped away. Now you’ve got Akitsu properly dressed for the day and more clothes coming later. Toiletries are mostly ok and you may need to ask about those at MBI if there’s anything special you need. Akitsu wait’s by your side. 1. Go out for lunch, it’s a little early but you’ll both be well fed and you can either drop Akitsu off or head to work afterwards.2. Go back to your place. You can cook lunch there and Akitsu will be easy to drop off.3. Head to work. You may need to keep Akitsu calm for a bit but you won’t keep her there. Lunch will be in a few hours.4. Other?
>>27092941. Go out for lunch, it’s a little early but you’ll both be well fed and you can either drop Akitsu off or head to work afterwards.
>>2709294>3. Head to work. You may need to keep Akitsu calm for a bit but you won’t keep her there. Lunch will be in a few hours.We do still have a job, unfortunately.
>>2709294>4 grab something we can eat on the way to work, and ask Akitsu if she would like to come with us to our work. No studying if she doesn't want it, just so she can see us do our job.
>>2709302Good with this
>>2709294>1. Go out for lunch, it’s a little early but you’ll both be well fed and you can either drop Akitsu off or head to work afterwards.
>>2709294>>2709302This is good. I'll back it.
>>2709302I'm for this one, too!
Calling for appropriate write in.
>>2709294>>4 grab something we can eat on the way to work, and ask Akitsu if she would like to come with us to our work. No studying if she doesn't want it, just so she can see us do our job.>>2709302Supporting this one
>>2709294Looking at the time and knowing that while you’re not extraordinarily busy your bosses would certainly appreciate you being close at hand and doing some of the more mundane and ordinary things that fill your schedule, you decide that you should probably skip a long lunch and head in with something a bit more portable. The only thing that you have to deal with aside from that is Akistu. Looking her over once more you certainly could bring her with you to work, as long as she would be ok with the MBI tower. “Akitsu, I need to head back to work now.” You turn and look at the woman. “Ah...” She responds, looking down a little bit. “I can take you back to my place if you’d like but I’d have to leave you there. The other option is you can come with me to MBI tower.” Akitsu stiffens at that, though her eyes move back up to yours. “...I don’t want to go back to the labs.” The quiet strength with which she says the words is remarkable, as is the lack of hesitation. “I wasn’t planning on it but I’ll make sure you don’t have to go.” You reassure her and she nods. “I will go with you.” Akitsu straightens and you nod. “Alright, lets go grab some lunches and we’ll head to MBI.” Akitsu follows you back to your car and you begin your journey to MBI once more, stopping briefly to grab a couple lunches from one of the conbini’s that you enjoy. Akitsu gets a little bit stiffer as you pull up to MBI tower but she follows you in without complaint. You get few looks as you move through MBI, Akitsu following you without comment and her hair covering the tattoo on her forehead making you look like you both fit in. You get an elevator to yourselves thanks to executive privilege and you hit the button for…1. Your office, you should probably clear out any extra emails and do some paperwork.2. Go report directly to Mr. Oshida now that you’re back.3. Go see if the Director has anything for you.
>>2709427>1. Your office, you should probably clear out any extra emails and do some paperwork.Nothing's changed worth updating the higher-up about, and there's always paperwork that needs done.
>>2709427>1. Your office, you should probably clear out any extra emails and do some paperwork.
>>2709427>3. Go see if the Director has anything for you.Doing paperwork is fine by me, I'm just terribly curious if director happens to have anything special he might want us to look in to.
>>2709427>2. Go report directly to Mr. Oshida now that you’re back.
Calling for doing paperwork. Hatsu is good at his job because he actually does it.
>>2709500Give me 1d6 please
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>2709528
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>2709528
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>2709528Dice!
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>2709528
>>2709531mwap mwap mwap
>>2709640I can't believe you've done this.
>>2709644I can't either...
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>2709528I just feel like rolling
So do the rolls correspond to sekirei? Did we end up with 1 when we could have had 3, 4, or 6?
>>2709652Maybe they add up and we meet 10
>>2709652No. They were for random events. None of the Sekirei under 10 would be simply given away on a roll anyway. Much too powerful.
>>2709659I meant more a meeting. >1>Bossman: I need you to check in on 1
>>2709661Well number one wouldn't like that but still just for random events.
>>2709427You press the button for your office, even if you may want to go someplace else. Movies and stories involving people in your line of work are filled with near constant daring do, plotting and high speed chases between hero and villain all ending up in a climax where the case is solved and the girl swoons. Unfortunately real life isn’t much like that. Most of your days are spent up in your office, doing paperwork of some kind or another. Akitsu is quiet as you rise in the elevator, having not been out of the labs before she clearly doesn’t know how high your office compared to them. Your office is just in the rarified heights of MBI’s executive offices, more so your bosses can get to you without unduly inconveniencing themselves than any need of your own. You find it to be somewhat tedious to get there since it’s even higher up than the labs. Thankfully MBI tower is a very modern building and the elevator ride doesn’t last all that long. When the door opens up to a plushly carpeted floors with artwork and plants along the walls, Akitsu visibly relaxes. You lead your way to your office, Akitsu looking around as you do so. Your office is relatively plain, a few pictures of places you visited on legitimate business trips and one or two pictures of friends in appropriate situations. You don’t actually have a permanent secretary, as most of the people who are competent enough to get clearances for the things you do at your level are competent enough you usually feel good promoting them after a year or so. You point to the slightly smaller desk that sits in front of and off to the side of yours. “You can sit there Akitsu. The computer should work if you want to try looking around on it.” Akitsu nods, heading to the indicated chair. You head to your own chair, custom fitted for comfort and support and plop down in it. Booting up your PC, you get to work with your emails and assorted paperwork which is mostly electronic thankfully. Between that and your lunch, time quickly passes. You look up a few times to see Akitsu poking at the PC in front of her. Something must be keeping her occupied.
>>2709687Just as you’re deciding to stop for a quick break, the door to your office bursts open suddenly and in sweeps the Director. You blink suddenly and move to stand, only to be waved down by the overly energetic man in the pure white suit. “Hatsu, it’s good to see you again!” The director turns and looks at Akitsu. “It appears that you’ve been taking very good care of Akitsu-chan. Is that...” He leans forward and then grins. “Wow! You really went all out for her Hatsu. You must really care for her.” You blink, trying to keep up with the rapid fire speech of the man who created MBI from the ground up. Akitsu blushes, the snow woman pinking nicely at the directors words. “Uh… yes Director. Is there something I can do for you?” “Oh, no! I was just coming in to check on Akitsu chan. You are doing well aren’t you Akitsu?” “Yes Director. Hatsu-sama is...” Akitsu pauses for several second. “Hatsu-sama is being very good to me.” “Good, good!” The Director smiles even wider before turning back to you. “Now, Hatsu, since you’re doing so well for me is there anything I can do for you?” 1. No sir, everything is going well. Thank you for the offer though.2. Ask the Director for….? (Limited write in.)3. Ask Akitsu if she wants something from the Director.
>>27096883. Ask Akitsu if she wants something from the Director.I'm pretty sure she got raped so..
>>2709688>1. Go out for lunch, it’s a little early but you’ll both be well fed and you can either drop Akitsu off or head to work afterwards.
>>2709688>3. Ask Akitsu if she wants something from the Director.
>>2709688Director is a mad scientist? What can he offer us?>snow womanwhat?
>>2709688>”No sir, everything is going well.”>”Akitsu? Is there anything you want?”>>2709688
>>2709714Akitsu power is ice. Therefore, “Snow Woman”.
Welp. Looks like you're asking if Akitsu wants something. This'll be fun. Writing.
>>2709744'Fun' or fun?
>>2709744>This'll be fun.Oh no.
>>2709748fun because it encourages Akitsu to have agency as a person, which is excellent'fun' because the Director is a shipper in the most insane of ways and will remember this
>>2709688Thinking on the directors offer you simply can’t find anything reasonable to ask of him. You’re paid very well, your department is well funded and while you do know the Director you don’t know him well enough you’d feel comfortable asking for something personal. Instead you turn the question around. “Is there anything you want from the Director Akitsu?” You honestly weren’t thinking much of the question but Akitsu’s eyes suddenly light up and she blushes, glancing between you and Minaka like she’s looking for something. “Oh, Akitsu-chan, you know you can ask me for anything!” Minaka is exuberant as always, though this time he seems genuinely interested in what Akitsu might want. Akitsu flushes more and then her face starts to clear somewhat. “I… I want Hatsu to be my Ashikabi.” Akitsu’s voice is a mix of pleading and hopeful, a hope that hangs seemingly entirely on you as her piercing blue-gray eyes meet your own. Minaka’s face brightens even more than it already is, his smile widening as he turns to you. “Well Akitsu, I can’t make him become your Ashikabi but I certainly approve of it! It’s all up to Hatsu but if he says yes I’ll make sure it’s recorded immediately!” Now both of them are looking at you. The director is simply intensely interested in your response. Akitsu’s eyes are almost pleading, yet you know she’d simply settle down if you said no. 1. Accept responsibility as Akitsu’s Ashikabi.2. You don’t think that’s for you. She’s nice but you’re not ready to be a husband.3. Uhm… can you get some time?
>>2709815>1. Accept responsibility as Akitsu’s Ashikabi.
>>2709815>1. Accept responsibility as Akitsu’s Ashikabi."As long as you're sure. You've only known me a day"
>>2709815>1. Accept responsibility as Akitsu’s Ashikabi.I feel as if any other answer is like kicking a puppy.
>>2709815>3. Uhm… can you get some time?I want Hatsu to take this seriously and get to know Akitsu more before committing. But that's just me. I personally like Akitsu though. So I won't be upset if 1 won.
>>2709815>4. Isn't that a big deal? I just did the right thing. Are you sure you really want me as your Ashikabi? Accept if she says yes tho. I share my fellow reader's sentiments on trying to take things serious. Totally fine with 1 tho
>>2709815>3. Uhm… can you get some time?This seems to be a major decision. Can we still do our job if we do this?
>>2709845+1 or option 3
>>2709828I'll throw my support in with >>2709845, it's worded better than my addon
>>2709872>>2709695This is me. My ip reset
So, looks like general acceptance if somewhat to be expected hesitation. Also congratulations, you spent approximately 1000% more time with Akitsu before being asked to be an Ashikabi than the MC did in the main story.
>>2709902Sekirei's actually fairly tragic most of the time, if you think about it past the premise
>>2709902To be perfectly fair to the MC. 1. Normally Sekirei's just "find" their Ashikabi's genetically or some shit that's never fully explained. 2. He didn't really have a whole lot of say in the matter given he starts as a standard spineless wimp and his Sekirei kisses him.
Theme music time? Theme music time. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sNbGtuHdnwg
>>2709815Even if you didn’t know anything at all about what the hell an Ashikabi is, the simple intensity of Akitsu’s eyes on yours would tell you this is very important. Since what you do know about Ashikabi’s is best described as a cross between a husband, mate and a genetically bonded partner, this is not some little whim of Akitsu’s, not that she’s had too many things you would’ve called “whims” in the short day you’ve known her more closely than simply being in the labs. If it had been a human asking something like this you could’ve easily said no or slow down. Now… “Are you sure Akitsu? I haven’t done anything all that special. All I did was the right thing, what anyone should have done. I know how big a deal an Ashikabi is for Sekirei.” You’d swear Akitsu was about to break down and cry but instead her voice is as steady as you’ve ever heard it, even if there is wetness at the corners of her eyes. “I am sure Hatsu-sama. You are kind and you are warm to me. You have cared for me, fed me and clothed me.” She looks down at her clothes. “You have done so much more than what anyone else has done for me. If...” She swallows something back, something bitter that almost immediately is washed away by the rest of her feelings. “If I could react properly I am sure you would be my Ashikabi.” She pauses and swallows, two trails of liquid running down her face. “Please… please become my Ashikabi Hatsu-sama.” She’s certainly thought this through. There’s no denying that she’s very clearly emotionally invested as well. You know enough about her to know she can’t be properly… “winged” was the term they’re using now. Yet she clearly wants this to be the real thing. The least you can do is match her feelings.
>>2710005“Ok Akitsu.” At this point you can’t deny her feelings. “I will be your Ashikabi.” “Thank you Hatsu-sama. Thank you.” The desperation in her eyes flees and all you can see is hope… and what you’re pretty sure is love. Love is one of the few things in life you don’t have a ton of experience with. “That’s wonderful Akitsu!” Minaka finally breaks in, his eyes wide and his patented brilliant smile on his face. “I’m sure Hatsu will keep taking good care of you! I’ll go get the paperwork started, you two make sure to complete the ceremony properly!” The Director strolls out of your office in bright spirits. Complete the ceremony… oh. Normally a Sekirei meets there Ashikabi and then… “exchange of genetic material between mucousal contact occurs.” Which is a scientific way of saying they kiss properly on the lips. Akitsu is still looking at you, her eyes locked to you in some joyous happiness. Since she can’t actually be winged you don’t need to kiss her, there will be no activation of powers. Yet… you said you’d be her Ashikabi. Not a pretender. 1. Kiss Akitsu, it’ll clearly mean a lot to her even if it is ceremonial.2. You already took a big step right here, you can slow down a bit and kiss her later.3. You said you’d be her Ashikabi. You didn’t say anything else about intimacy.
>>2710006>1. Kiss Akitsu, it’ll clearly mean a lot to her even if it is ceremonial.Don't half-ass this
>>2710006>1. Kiss Akitsu, it’ll clearly mean a lot to her even if it is ceremonial.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o69amRNgeAM
>>2710006>1. Kiss Akitsu, it’ll clearly mean a lot to her even if it is ceremonial.
>>2710006>1. Kiss Akitsu, it’ll clearly mean a lot to her even if it is ceremonial.We took the step, so we will take the responsibility of it.
>>2710006>1. Kiss Akitsu, it’ll clearly mean a lot to her even if it is ceremonial.We're already committed, let's see it through.
>>27100061. Kiss Akitsu, it’ll clearly mean a lot to her even if it is ceremonial.
>>2710006>2. You already took a big step right here, you can slow down a bit and kiss her later.From what I'm reading, this comes after the ceremony?
>>2710029Nah I think the kiss is the ceremony
>>2710029It is the ceremony.
So, gonna call it here since Hatsu clearly doesn't half ass anything.
>>2710029the kiss is the ceremony. normally it permanently binds Sekirei and Ashikabi, but Akitsu got a little fucked up when the scientist happened to her. If we're lucky there's a way to help her with the issue sometime down the road
You know, having a damaged core is really bad for Akitsu, but there's at least one upsideShe gets to actually fall in love instead of having it all happen with a kiss
>>2710067I'm a Karasuba fan, But honestly I'd say I'd be fine if we went monogamous.
>>2710067That is a positive at least>>2710073You're not the only one, I think the majority of voters might actually go for monogamy.
>>2710082If we do, I'll be irrationally proudI'm still not expecting it, but I'm definitely willing to try for a monogamy end
>>2710084It would be something at least. If it happens naturally, then I'm down with it. It would be really cool to actually play out the plan with only a single Sekirei and Akitsu is a good girl.
>>2710121My only concern is that apparently some of the other girls are condemned to horrible fates.
>>2710125we can help that without winging them
>>2710125Foist them on MinatoOr help them find decent Ashikabi's
>>2710006You aren’t sure if you can claim you love Akitsu yet, this is all happening very suddenly and it’s a somewhat nebulous concept to you. You do know you care for her quite a bit, even after just one day with her. You don’t quit, you don’t half ass anything else in life so you aren’t going to start now. “Akitsu.” You stand and step from behind your desk. “Yes Hatsu-sama.” Her tone if anything, is even more submissive than before, though clearly happy. “Stand up Akitsu.” If you’re going to do this you’re going to do this the best way you know how. Akitsu stands as you approach, her height making it a much more even match than with most women you’ve been with. Her face is warm as you approach and her eyes hold a mix you can’t truly even decipher at the moment. So you don’t even bother, you simply lean in towards her, your hand coming up to the back of her head. Akitsu melts against you. There is no hesitation in her body, no holding back. The curves you’ve done your best to ignore or at least not take advantage of over the past day press willingly against you and her lips are hot and wet as you kiss her. You aren’t really sure how long the kiss lasts, you aren’t paying attention to the time, merely the woman in your arms. As you break the kiss, Akitsu’s mouth falls from yours, though you’re rather sure she’d have kept hers to you until you both passed out. “There, now we’re properly Ashikabi and Sekirei.” “Yes Ashikabi-sama.” Akitsu’s definitely in love now, her voice certainly sounds like it. You smile at her. “You can just call me Hatsu Akitsu.” “Yes… Hatsu.” Akitsu smiles more than just that tiny quirk and leans her head against your shoulder. Your hand follows and you hold her close. It feels… right.
>>2710121It could, but it'll be one hell of an uphill battle.
>>2710130Alright, calling it for tonight. I feel this is a good place to stop. I may run tomorrow, keep your eyes on the thread or twitter. Hope you all enjoyed. Questions, comments and concerns can come here like normal.
Aww, So Akitsu won the waifuwar for now. I kind of hoped for someone else but oh well.
>>2710136Thank you Guide. It was a nice, sweet scene.
>>2710136That ending was adorable.Night Guide. Sleep easy.
>>2710133>Inb4 the biggest twist is that we don't have ashikabi genes at all.
>>2710142I mean, we haven't really met any others yet. We could end up having a really interesting team of Sekirei
>>2710166I hope we do see her, she seems like prime teasing material
>>2710136twas excellent as always Guide. Thanks for running!
>>2710142It's day two of many and you aren't even halfway through. Akitsu's certainly happy but you're not locked out of anyone either. >>2710143Glad you enjoyed. >>2710152Thanks! You as well. >>2710170Benitsubasa is quite possibly the easiest Sekirei to tease.
>>2710170I like 6, she already has a suit. Matches our aesthetic
>>2710179Thanks for running dude.
>>2710180God I can't remember who that is. Is that the one who Minato obtains last? I swore she...he...whatever wore a suit
>>2710174Thanks for reading and participating!>>2710180She is currently he but that can be worked on. >>2710185Thanks for reading. >>2710190>>2710199Yes, that's Homura.
>>2710199Yep that's who I was thinking of.
>>2710155>Hatsu wins the Sekirei game>can't make the wish because he isn't an Ashikabi>shrugs, goes home, watches more nature videos with Akitsu
>>2710236Game? Wish? I feel like there's some info we weren't provided.
>>2709792>and will remember thisLike, will actually remember this, or the bullshit Telltale post-Walking Dead "will remember this" where it's obviously a lie?
>>2710129Why did you say the same thing twice, anon?>>2710130So, we're going to hunt down and execute that scientist, right?As well as anyone else who tries to hurt Akitsu's smile?
>>2710239It's pretty simple on the face of it. The Sekirei Plan(tm) is basically a giant survival game between the Sekirei and their Ashikabi, with the city acting as the battlefield. The winner gets a wish.
>>2710314I think you need to reread past threads. That scientist got turned into chunky salsa mate.
DamnAkitsu literally never smiles in canon. Not even once
>>2710792We will be best husband.
>>2710320>Here have this waifu>Now kill or be killedThat's... really shitty.
>>2710930>Here have this husbandoFixed that for you
>>2710930>>2710946Cute Murdercrow shall be winged. This I swear
>>2710977Karasuba is for John Galt
>>2710977This version? Hell no.
>>2710977Fuck those guys, I'm in
>>2710977I mean dude she's kinda crazy. I like the pink haired chick and the fire chick. but we haven't met them.When we met karasuba she put a sword to our throat.
>>2711022Beni is kinda fun, though doesn’t she have a strong reaction to that other guy already?
>>2711029I have no idea, I've never read the manga/watched the show.I just know someone posted her, she was a cute, so I googled her.
>>2711031Fair enough. Personally, I’d like to perhaps look for Sekirei outside the main ones, since they already get enough time in the manga/show.
>>2711022I always find that what happened to Homura(fire guy) was kind of horrifying.
>>2711063As far as I understand it, he became a waifu. Which isn't horrible at all.
>>2711068>was a male, genitals and all>body started reacting to minato>body was forcibly converted to femaleFrom what I can tell he was originally straight too. So yes, horrifying.
>>2711075Wound up somewhere in the middle IIRC, I think he had a talk with Minato about it
>>2711152Ok, still find it unsettling though. There weren't many male sekirei though, I think. There were perhaps 3?
>>2710977Three years I have waited for this moment.
>>2711156It wasn’t a lot, that is for sure. You would think they would have had a more balanced ratio on the ship, but nope. Though I guess what with the genetics that can forcibly change a sekirei’s gender to match their supposed mate, maybe it was never an issue of the original sekirei culture.
>>2711156There are 4 named male sekirei. Mutsu(005), Homura(006), Amebane(013), and Shiina(107).But we only see a little over half of all sekirei throughout the series, so there could be more in the 50 or so sekirei that spent the whole story off screen.
>>2711205Homura is a chicks name tho.
>>2711443Actually, it's a unisex name most commonly given to boys.
>>2711458>>2711462I don't believe you.
>>2711468Look it up. Google is your friend.
>>2711473I did. Everything I can see either is attached to anime chicks, a surname, or says it's a chicks name.
>>2711477Really? First thing that pops up for me says unisex, predominately male, also used as a surname. Everything following either supports that or talks about specific characters.Mostly Madoka's Homura, who's so ludicrously popular she seems to be skewing results. Every suggested question I get from searching is related back to that one character.Is that show any good, BTW? Never seen it.
>>2711510The show is good. If you don't mind it being ungodly dark and depressing.
>>2711516Dark can be fun. Depressing less so. Think I'll pass.That top one showed up for me too. It says something like 'Homura is rarely given to girls' towards the bottom of the page.
>>2711152I think he still has a dick, but also modest breasts.Think Kainé but a whooooole lot more chill.
So, since it's actually going to be a thing soonish, do we want to participate in the game as players, or be an MBI enforceror start an external faction of Sekirei and Ashikabi that separate from that and attract the attention of outside forces?
>>2711818From what I remember he had both for a bit before finally losing it and going full waifu.
>>2712080Man that is rough...
>>2712080Nah, he still has both. He freaked out, told Minato, and Minato told him that he loved him no matter what, so he never went full waifu
>>2712063I just want tacticool Akitsu
>>2712069what are her powers?
>>2712362Karasuba? She swords with the best of them. Only Miya and her rival Yume have defeated her to my knowledge.
>>2712362she's Kenpachi from Bleach, but even more blood-hungry
>>2712362She swords good. That's a power, apparently.
she always seems so sad. why for?
>>2712396She's not killing someone at the moment.
>>2712396She literally only feels happy when chopping people up
>>2712396She only gets off to murdering, so...yeah
>>2712384>That's a power, apparently.
>>2712426That's not swording good. That's being sword. Entirely different.
>>2712398>>2712398>>2712411So why are you happy we are with her and not a less psycho lady?
>>2712529Karasuba will never love a person, only murder
>>2712529What? We're with Akitsu. She's not crazy.I think there's a miscommunication here. Karasuba is the crazy one.
>>2712535My bad. I made a mistake. What's the deal with our lady friend
>>2712540Got winged prematurely cause someone messed up her core. She's still strong but nerfed compared to her potential. Also broken bird due to it.
>>2712548Aww. There's no way to help her with that?
>>2712553She fled the labs and never ever went back in the series. Maybe.
>>2712553In canon, she eventually grew enough of a spine to overcome her depression and let her Ashikabi wing her. But that also would have killed her if the deus ex machina at the end hadn't brought most of the dead Sekirei back to lifeto find a better solution, we'd have to get her to the labs, and she's against that on account of almost getting raped by one of the scientists
>>2712567Could that be what damaged her core? Or did that happen already?
>>2712585that's the guy she murderedit's been a little while since I read through but I'm pretty sure when he tried to rape her she basically winged herself (which gave her the mark on her forehead), killed him, and ran away
>>2712591Well i hope we can help her. I am a sucker for characters like her
>>2712396Her favourite rival wasn't around to slake her murder boner.
Anyone here ever read In Flight?
>>2712648Yes, and that fic can fuck right off.
>>2712645Yume's death didn't make her more murderous. It made her nihilistic and willing to get winged by Natsuo, so they could burn the world together.
>>2712653It had its problem but overall was a pretty solid experience. Up until the last 1/3 and ending, characters were on point.
>>2712673>its problemsYou mean like mediocre prose, painfully bad plotting that mostly consists of slavishly going through the stations of canon, an incredibly poor understanding of the Fate half of the crossover, and an arrogant author who refuses to take criticism no matter how politely worded and whose fans create a hugbox to further shield him from it?Gabriel Blessing is an overly lauded hack.Fuck him.
>>2712822Things fell apart around the ending but before that, the slice of life and characters were generally on point and interesting to read. Girls were fun, it what seemed to be boring day-to-day managed to be compelling and the birds got nice enough focus. The problems were injecting far too much Nasuism and all these fucking expositions taking 1/2 a chapter alongside waving off the importance of the Sekirei setting. It's not that bad. The beginning and the middle stages are much, much better than the end.
>>2712861Except he constantly, and endlessly, fucks up those Nasuisms.The man is incapable of writing Shirou without turning him into a bad self-insert power fantasy.It was even WORSE in Hill of Swords, where he had to bullshit up a mental gymnastics explanation for how the fuck his bullshit lead was supposed to be Shirou in spite of basically acting nothing like him, but it's still present in In Flight.
>>2712875Yep, I fully agree with you on that. I really, really liked the birds and how he handled them but everything doing with the Nasuverse became irritating despite the fact that it brought great tension. He fucked up on this point, but there's still some genuinely good stuff in the story.The girls, who unfortunately became less important as time went on.
Hol up...I just have an ephipany!Why the fuck are there no Sekrei Gacha game? They could make millions!
>>2713153Mostly because it's no longer relevant. The manga finished publishing in 2015, and nothing else has come out from that direction afaik.It could work and turn out a profit but they would have to pull a Grand Order and change the setting around a bit. Seeing as it's not as popular as Fate they likely just don't want to put the effort.
>>2713197Wait the manga finished in 2015? Huh, I thought it finished much earlier than that.
>>2713197>Mostly because it's no longer relevant. The manga finished publishing in 2015, and nothing else has come out from that direction afaik.There's a spinoff/sequel-ish manga now called 100 Days Without a Girlfriend or some shit iirc. Dunno how regularly it updates though, or even if it's going to run for too long.
>>2713314Huh, what's the synopsis of it?
>>2713316Slice of life shenanigans with Minato and the girls while they wait for Musubi/try to get her back
>>2713341Ah, that seems like a logical conclusion after everything
>>2713314Wasn't aware, thanks for the info
Hey Guide, two kinda weird questionsDid we know Miya's husband at all?And was Karasuba still involved in his death?
>>2714734You did not, that was the researcher route you didn't choose. Unless stated otherwise, Canon is in effect.
>>2714774Well, murdercrow's gonna murder I guessHow're you doing today, boss?
>>2714811Doing ok. At a party at so probably not going to run soon.
>>2714827Nah, just start there. Get everyone there ready to protect Akitsu's smile too
>>2714882Boy, imagine everyone crowding around Guide's phone as they eagerly await what happens next.
>>2714982Imagine Guide's buddies meekly asking if their favorite characters are going to be ok
>>2715265Kek, that'd be perfect.
>>2715265>asking if their favorite characters are going to be okWell, since we're with Akitsu, they should be.If we'd gone Murdercrow route? They'd ALL have been in line for the massacre.
>>2715359well, a lot of characters DO refer to Akitsu as a trashed or rejected Sekirei, which Hatsu'll probably take issue to
>>2714982Oh man, and we live in the East too. That means we have to deal with Higa, the biggest douchebag
>>2715414I was sort've wondering when somebody would bring that particular bit up. Even if it was by random choice it did happen. Anyway, I'm going to try and post a few times tonight. Please wait warmly.
>>2715372True, but people can SURVIVE the ass-whooping they'll get for doing that in front of us just fine. And if they're smart, they'll only get it once.
>>2715438Yeah. East is probably the roughest place to start.
>>2715464Well, all we need is a vast array of high caliber automatic weapons.
>>2715503I think you’re highly overestimating our skills or underestimating sekirei capabilities. Perhaps both.
>>2710130As much as you wanted to spend a bit more time with Akitsu, you were still at work. She seemed much happier and didn’t mind when you pulled away. The mere fact that you accepted her, as fully as you could, seemed to be all that was needed to make her content. You went back to work with a warm if slightly funny feeling in your stomach. You’re not sure if it’s nerves, affection or something else completely but you categorize it, ponder it for a bit and then ignore it while you work. Things like that are best digested fully at your leisure and not on company time. Instead you double down on your work, especially since the Director himself came to visit you. You manage another few hours of work before your phone rings. Surprisingly, Akitsu picks it up before you do, as the secretary’s phone was still set to work after your last one left. “Hatsu Toyoaki’s office.” You wonder where she learned proper phone procedure. “Hold.” “Who is it Akitsu?” 1. Dr. Takami.2. Number 8.3. Mr. Oshida.
>>2715530>2. Number 8.
>>2715530>2. Number 8.Man, I want all of these, but I especially want to see how Yume with more screentime'll wind up
>>2715530>3. Mr. Oshida.
>>2715530>2. Number 8.Too curious not to choose this option.
>>2715530>1. Dr. Takami.>Akitsu is our secretaryHey, at least our wife won't get mad we when we bang the secretary.
>>2715530>3. Mr. Oshida
>>2715530>3. Mr. Oshida.it don't hurt to try
Should I delete my number 8 Post? What's so important about this Oshida dude?
>>2715583Mr. Oshida is your nominal boss.
>>2715535>3. Mr. Oshida.
We did take some time off, we should probably see what's up.
Note this is just who you want to talk to, not pay attention to one over the others.s
Calling for number 8. Writing.
>>2715511I mean if we get one good shot off on the human, we're good
>>2715659Please tell me you’re not implying we should go around shooting ashikabis, right?
>>2715676not lethallywing 'em and have a gun pointed at them, and their Sekirei will surrender
>>2715676Actually I'm not sure what the manga or anime said about ashikabi dealing with other ashikabi. Is it against the rules? I know sekirei can't kill ashikabi. Moreover, just how much has MBI taken over the city. Are they the new law in the city or can ashikabi still be arrested by regular cops. Can you answer any of these questions, Guide?
>>2715676I mean, if they try something, I'm just sayin' it's wise to have a weapon or two at the ready
>>2715715In self defense sure, I have no worries there. That’s just us protecting ourselves at that point.
>>2715704The resident über-Nihilist mentions it in one scene of the manga. If you kill an Ashikabi, their Sekirei will also be terminated. Natsuo (the Nihilist) even questions why Minato doesn't try anything since they're right next to each other and neither are armed. Minato, being the idealist he is, refuses any action and I'm pretty sure doesn't get any chance to after they're forced to separate.
>>2715704So, Sekirei don't really die unless their core gets shattered, if that's kntact they recover in time or with a lot of helpBut if an Ashikabi dies, it triggers a chain reaction that kills every Sekirei bonded to them
>>2715704Nothing was said one way or the other and it's somewhat implied Higa blackmailed a few people or threatened them. You could probably get away with quite a bit given your position, though you might be called to answer at work.
>>2715737Higa also kidnapped the MC's sister and tried to force her into marriage, so you can do pretty much whatever
>>2715740Higa was also fuckin' rich with the accompanying entitled attitude.Mikogami was the same way but grew up as the game went on.
>>2715746Mikogami was never really a douche though, he just played Sekirei like it was Pokemon with waifus. But he definitely cared about everyone in his harem, compared to Higa who used his Sekirei more like disposable tools than people he's supposed to be bonded to forever
>>2715530“Yume wishes to speak with you.” Akitsu looks at you, her eyes somewhat unreadable. “I’ll take her.” You pause, then smile at her. “Thank you for taking my calls.” Akitsu’s cheeks turn slightly red. “You’re welcome.” She picks up the handset and speaks to Yume. “Transferring.” You wait until your phone rings and then you pick it up. “Hatsu Toyoaki speaking.” You keep your voice level, “Hatsu!” Yume’s voice comes over the line, clearly excited. “Is it true? Did you wing her?” “I didn’t wing her no.” You keep your voice down, though it’s clear Akitsu can hear you. “I am her Ashikabi. Fully and truly.” That makes Akitsu relax and you can hear breathing on Yume’s side of the line. “That’s great!” Yume doesn’t seem to care that you didn’t actually wing Akitsu, simply happy you took responsibility. “Did you ask Minaka to take care of her after she ran away?” “Actually she asked for me to be her Ashikabi. I accepted.” “Did you kiss her?” You pause on that one, wondering if you should answer. In the end you decide it won’t hurt, especially since Yume seems to know everything shortly after it happens anyway. “Yes. She seemed happy about it.” Yume nearly squeals on the other side of the line, though you’re pretty sure she did and simply pulled the phone away on her side. “That’s amazing! You just keep saving us Sekirei Hatsu.” “The first two were just the job Yume.” “You always say that but you still care. Doing what you did for Akitsu proves it.” “Perhaps.” Yume has always treated you like a savior, even though at first you didn’t know what you were defending. “Anyway, since you’re Akitsu’s Ashikabi I want to come visit, if that’s ok with you.” Yume’s visited you on a few occasions over the years, mostly to talk or due to your work. She used to be on the Disciplinary squad back in the day, though she’s recently quit and focused more on the upcoming Sekirei plan and making sure her brothers and sisters get winged properly. 1. Sure. I suppose you could come visit now, we’re in my office.2. You could come visit my apartment later. Akitsu and I are working at the moment.3. Call a raincheck on the visit, you’re rather busy.
>>27157561. Sure. I suppose you could come visit now, we’re in my office.
>>2715756>2. You could come visit my apartment later. Akitsu and I are working at the moment.gotta be professional at work
>>27157562. You could come visit my apartment later. Akitsu and I are working at the moment.
>>2715756>2. You could come visit my apartment later. Akitsu and I are working at the moment.
>>27157561. Sure. I suppose you could come visit now, we’re in my office.>anons choosing 2You guys know what this will trigger right?Weren't you in the monogamy route?
>>2715770I'm still in itI'm also a fan of being a consummate professional
>>2715756>1. Sure. I suppose you could come visit now, we’re in my office.
>>2715770We are, but why would choosing 2 be detrimental to the monogamy route?
>>2715770I don't think it'll trigger anything, manIIRC, Yume never really wanted to find love herself, just wanted to make sure all the other Sekirei were free and happy and in love. Something about being an agent of destiny
>>27157564. You can either visit while we are on break or later at the apartment, we're working right now
>>2715756>2. You could come visit my apartment later. Akitsu and I are working at the moment.>>2715770We could just be firm and just treat it like the friendship it is.>>2715781I assume anon is paranoid in that this will trigger a flag. Not to say paranoia is bad, got to have some. Just have to see past some of the paranoia and be friendly.
>>2715770I just wanted to take our current work seriously...
>>2715784Yume also committed suicide by sacrifice because she couldn't have an Ashikabi. So there wasn't a whole lot of hope there. Anyway, looks like inviting her over to your place later. Writing.
You know what this will actually set off?Yume's just going to show up in our house randomly with alcohol, and has probably already decided she will be the vodka aunt to our children so Kazehana can't call it
>>2715698If we wing the Ashikabi, do we get their Sekirei as well, or do they still serve their Ashikabi who serves us?Also, it's said in thread that Akitsu winged herself and that's bad? What *exactly* does winging do?
>>2715826I meant wing 'em with a gun, whoops. Should have pointed out the punWinging a Sekirei basically marks an Ashikabi and Sekirei as soulmates. It also lets Ashikabi power up Sekirei by kissing them. By winging herself, Akitsu prevented herself from being bonded to the guy who tried to rape her, but also cut herself off from being winged by anyone else she's 'supposed to' be with. In the other Sekireis' eyes, and her own because she's got a pretty bad inferiority complex, she's broken and can't find love
>>2715836Holy shit, that's sadIt's been really long sing a saw anything related to Sekirei
>>2715826>>2715842I'm pretty sure that Ashikabi cannot wing other Ashikabi. It's like a Pokemon trainer trying to catch another trainer in their pokeball. What winging does is essentially bond a Sekirei to their respective Ashikabi like a marraige vow and allows the Sekirei to use their ultimate attack, or Norito. The deeper the bond between Ashikabi and Sekirei, the stronger the Norito.Akitsu didn't wing herself, it's possible for unwinged Sekirei to use their powers, it's just she was experimented on so much to the point where she either cannot be winged or if she does it'll overload and kill her.That's exactly what happens in the manga, too. Mikogami managed to wing her and allow her to use her Norito, but as a result she basically terminated herself. She doesn't show up in the epilogue, either.
>>2715842>>2715855Could we get (Read make) the techs unfuck her so we can wing her properly?
>>2715855she comes back
>>2715756You look at your watch, you’ve gotten through most of it but there’s still a decent enough chunk left that you don’t want to waste it. “Well since I’m still working at the moment I’d suggest that you come over to my place afterwards. Akitsu will be there and we’ll have plenty of time to talk uninterrupted.” “Alright Hatsu, I won’t keep bugging you at work. You’re still at the same place as last time right?” “Haven’t moved since then. Code’s the same if you get there before we do.” “I don’t think I will but thanks for letting me know. Later.” “See you then Yume.” The line disconnects and you look up at Akitsu, who is looking your way. “Yume wanted to inquire on the both of us. I told her a bit and then she asked to come over. I told her she could come over to our place later.” Akitsu blinks twice and then turns red. “Is… that not ok?” You’re not sure why she’s red, it could be any number of things. “Oh… no it’s fine.” She looks at you carefully. “...Our place.” She points between the both of you. Oh. That makes more sense. “Yes Akitsu. Our place. Yours and mine. You are living there now after all.” Akitsu gets a small smile on her face at that. The rest of the day passes by relatively normally, with Akitsu taking a few more calls for you and doing quite well, the rest of the time spent looking at her computer. After you finish one last email to Mr. Oshida, you shut down your computer and begin to pack up for the day. Akitsu notices and does the same, her computer shutting down as she stands and waits for you to finish. “What were you looking at all day?” You ask casually, somewhat curious as to what she was doing all day. “MBI manual for executive assistants.” Akitsu’s voice is level, though you can tell she’s looking towards you. You’re somewhat surprised at that, though perhaps you shouldn’t have been. “Well, you’re doing a good job already.” You make sure to put your genuine appreciation in your tone, it’s quite something to be doing on her own. “Thank you Ashikabi-sama.” Akitsu puts her head down somewhat, though you can hear in her voice that she’s happy you’re pleased. You make it down to your car and Akitsu climbs in beside you, her presence already becoming somewhat normal. You pull out and begin the journey home, though you’ve got plenty of time for a stop. 1. Head straight home.2. Pick up some food, Akitsu is eating quite a bit and you’re having a guest over.3. Stop by the gym for a bit.4. Other?(Last post for the night. Choices is for tomorrow/later in the week when we pick up again.)
>>2715955>2. Pick up some food, Akitsu is eating quite a bit and you’re having a guest over.
>>2715955>3. Stop by the gym for a bit.
>>2715955>3. Stop by the gym for a bit.We are fit husbando
>>2715863Depends on two things: 1) Akitsu handling going anywhere near the labs and 2) how bad she was fucked up. It's entirely possible she's past the point of no return. The only reason she lasted as long as she did in canon is because she's a single number, which makes her objectively stronger than 95% of the remaining Sekirei.>>2715870Fuck me I hadn't read the manga in so long. I remember when the last chapter was finally translated but that was, fuck, almost two years ago.still doesn't show up in the epilogue>>2715955>2. Pick up some food, Akitsu is eating quite a bit and you’re having a guest over.The pull to FLEX is strong, but we need food before we get there.
>>2715955>3. Stop by the gym for a bit.We do get stuck in on occasion, need to keep in shape.
>>2715955>3.>>2715971We can at least broach the topic and give assurances. Won’t hurt to check.
>>27159553. Stop by the gym for a bit.
>>2715955>3. Stop by the gym for a bit.Fitness matters in security. We did not get this far by ignoring the call of gains.
Huh, according to the wiki, Homura thinks Akitsu got scrapped deliberately for being too strong. That's an interesting/ fucked up theory
>>2715955>(Last post for the night. Choices is for tomorrow/later in the week when we pick up again.)Fuck me didn't see that thanks for running dude.
>>2715955>2. Pick up some food, Akitsu is eating quite a bit and you’re having a guest over.Got guests waitin, LKet's not be rude yeah?
>2. Pick up some food, Akitsu is eating quite a bit and you’re having a guest over.
>>2716108We should be fine, we'll just be completely out of food tomorrow and have to buy a comical amount
>>2716860Wait, as an Ashikabi, don't we have access to virtually unlimited funds via MBI card? Granted, we're already getting paid by them due to working for them, but still.
>>2716944Yup.Still hoping we can talk her into letting the labs at least look at her. Promise her that if they try anything we'll shoot them.
As much as I'd like to cuckold Natsuo via winging Red and Blue, I'm pretty sure that ship sailed in the first thread; that, and most of you guys seem to want to for a monogamous relationship.
>>2716944New car?New car.M5?M5.
>>2716952Probably ought to wait a day or two for that, but yeah
>>2717077I think we have to use the card on Sekirei, not ourselves. Which means we probably couldn't get like a car or guns or anything with it
>>2717106The M5 is for teaching Akitsu to drive.
>>2717106Think of it the other way:we put all the essential expenses on the MBI card, like food, and save our paycheck which is gotta be substantial considering our position. We can get the car with the savings and technically don't break any rule.
We should try expensing off a VSSK sniper rifle and see how mad our boss gets
>>2717183explain.Also is it better than a Silenced flash suppressed Semi-auto 50. cal Sniper rifle?
>>2717183SR-3 would be a better fit for our line of work. Hide it under a bulky coat.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR-3_Vikhr
>>2717198Well, a VSS is infinitely more practical.A Barrett M82 weighs thirty pounds, EMPTY, and is so large and unwieldy as to only be really usable from a rest. A VKS/VSSK weighs half that, and is 4 inches shorter WITH the suppressor.Silencing .50 cal is mostly pointless, as the round's velocity and mass mean there will be a SIGNIFICANT sonic boom from the bullet itself, whereas the VKS's 12.7x55 STs-130 is inherently subsonic, no sonic boom.A VKS is bolt action, but with this kind of weapon semi-auto is kinda pointless anyway since you need to reacquire the target after firing.
>>2717234Personally though, I'd go for a Remington MSR in .338 Norma Magnum.
>>2717203could also go with the AMB-17. little newer, and has an integral suppressor tooAlso, I can't help imagining that Hatsu looks like a Japanese John Wick
>>2718042Oh neat, hadn't seen that before.>Hatsu looks like a Japanese John WickI'm still hung up on him looking like "Razor" Goto.Although that may just be because Patlabor is my favorite thing ever, and I'm hoping we can be half as sharp as him.
>>2718095Chang's another good look, if we want sunglasses
>>2718543Yeah, but Chang's literally evil Chow Yun Fat, who is ethnically Han Chinese, not Japanese.
>>2719104Looks badass in a suit though
Also, should we spar with Akitsu while we're at the gym? I know she'll kick our ass, but it could be fun
>>2719225might not be a bad idea. Teach her proper hand to hand.
>>2719226>Teach her proper hand to hand.>Ice knuckles>open ice palm strikes>frozen grapplingHuh, she'll actually be great at subduing sekirei or anyone else.
>>2719246Can she create ice weapons?
>>2719268I'm not sure she needs them. From what I've seen she typically waves her hand and then a volly of icey shards rip things to shreds.
>>2719270Can she affect the area around her? For example, creating black ice on the ground to cause opponents to lose footing?
>>2719275Ice is Akitsu's plaything.
>>2719246But we must teach her the one true ice technique: Ice Car
>>2719280Neat, ice spikes from the ground.
>>2719280>Ice is Akitsu's plaything.>tfw no ice waifu to cool you down during the summer heat
>>2719351>She cools you down>But you heat her up
>>2719270Still, hand to hand is always good. Especially if people don't expect her to just whip out an ice knife when they get in close to her
>"...and far too much yen spent on an M5, which just as soon as it was purchased, was promptly crashed into a McDonald's! I don't even want to go into the amount we'll have to pay for damages!">"I don't see why you're complaining, Akitsu didn't hurt manage to hurt anyone while learning about backing up, so I'd call that a win.">"I'm sorry, did you just imply you bought an M5 just to TEACH YOUR SEKIREI HOW TO DRIVE?!""She was very insistent on being my chauffeur along with my secretary, and really, how could I say no?""YOU IRRESPONSIBLE, NEGLIGENT JACKASS! WHEN THE DIRECTOR HEARS ABOUT THIS--hold that thought, getting a message from him now...annnd he's approving of your actions and purchases. Along with what I think is a smiley face. Jesus Christ, sometimes I don't even know why I even bother."
>>2719528Do we end up purchasing a helicopter to teach her how to drive that next?
>>2719528>did you just imply you bought an M5 just to TEACH YOUR SEKIREI HOW TO DRIVEWas she supposed to learn on a car that DOESN'T have a respectable Eboladrome time?
>>2715955As you pull out of MBI, you remember that you were supposed to hit the gym yesterday until you got sidetracked by work. Well, sidetracked isn’t the right wording. Work has been pulling you away from workouts for years, you’ve just made it a policy to make sure to get them in at some point. Today probably won’t be the best for a full workout but you can go work up a sweat before you head back to your place. “We’re going to stop by a new place for a bit Akitsu.” You Sekirei turns to look at you with all of her attention. “I’m going to the gym for a little bit. I need to keep in shape.” Akitsu nods in assent, though you aren’t really sure if she fully understands or not. Either way it doesn’t matter as you drive the both of you to an out of the way though well taken care of gym. It’s on the smaller side but that’s again a matter of clientele. Some people enjoy a bit of privacy and are willing to pay for it, just like you. MBI’s gym is fine but it’s nice to not have to be ready to immediately switch back to work mode in the middle of a workout. You mount your machines after a bit of explaining to Akitsu that no, she cannot follow you into the mens locker room. Other than that it takes no time at all to get back into your rhythm. There are a few people around you, including Akitsu watching. You’d offer to let her join except for the fact the only clothes she has are the ones she’s wearing and they’re very unsuited for workouts. Judging by her looks you’ll need to make sure she has some next time you come. During your workout you…1. Focus. Get in, work up a sweat, get cleaned up and get out. Workouts aren’t for socializing.2. Try to push yourself a bit, you might be getting a bit older but that’s no reason not to try.3. Look around, see if you notice anyone interesting this time.4. Other?
>>2719528>>2719546I read an admittedly pretty mediocre fanfic where they took the cards seemingly unlimited balance to the logical conclusion with Tsukiumi and she just outright bought a mansion because nobody told her she couldn't. It was amusing.
>>2719554>2. Try to push yourself a bit, you might be getting a bit older but that’s no reason not to try.Swole is the goal.Size is the prize.
>>2719554>2. Try to push yourself a bit, you might be getting a bit older but that’s no reason not to try.If our workouts are infrequent, we need to make sure when we do make it here we do it right.
>>2719554>2. Try to push yourself a bit, you might be getting a bit older but that’s no reason not to try.
>>2719554>2. Try to push yourself a bit, you might be getting a bit older but that’s no reason not to try.Always git gud
>>2719554>2. Try to push yourself a bit, you might be getting a bit older but that’s no reason not to try.The goal is always to be better than last time. Nothing less.
>>2719554>2. Try to push yourself a bit, you might be getting a bit older but that’s no reason not to try.That should aways be the reason why to go to the gym
>>27195542. Try to push yourself a bit, you might be getting a bit older but that’s no reason not to try.
>>2719557Kek, sounds pretty funny
>>2719546"Where the HELL did you even find someone to buy an Apache from?!""What can I say, I've got contacts."
getting in better shape is extra important, because Akitsu might shatter our pelvis otherwise
>>2719554>1. Focus. Get in, work up a sweat, get cleaned up and get out. Workouts aren’t for socializing.
>>2719554>2. Try to push yourself a bit, you might be getting a bit older but that’s no reason not to try.Ascend to the realm of the Aztec fitness gods.
>>2719554>3. Look around, see if you notice anyone interesting this time.
>>2719675I don't think any amount of training will prepare us for that.
>>2719636"I know a guy at Euro Hekmat."
>>2719636>Hatsu>Not splurging for a Hind
>>2719754>Thinking a hind costs more than Apache
>>2719756I'm pretty sure the newer ones actually are more expensive
>>2719761New ones aren't called hinds. Also I'd take any Russian tech with a grain of salt.
>>2719761Yeah after some quick googling, if we're going by just price the most modern apache variant is about twice as expensive as the current russian attack chopper.
>>2719776in that case, I will sit corrected
>>2719779Part of it is western tech is usually better. The other part is that the western military industrial complex demands $$$$$$$.
>>2719675Implying Akitsu would ever hurt you, even on accident. >>2719752More like a girl but hey...
>>2719305Truly a nightmarish opponent.
>>2719788Koko is loco. Oh no.
>>2719792I'm glad someone else got that joke
>>2719554>>2. Try to push yourself a bit, you might be getting a bit older but that’s no reason not to try.
>>2720627Phone posting. Shit can get strange
>>2720627Same mechanic that allows for post quoting: Double arrows followed by a number.
>>2720866I know that. I was just wondering what the context was.
>>2719554>2. Try to push yourself a bit, you might be getting a bit older but that’s no reason not to try.we aren't THAT old.
>>2719554You decide, as normal, that if you aren’t pushing yourself to be a little bit better than last time you might as well not be trying at all. Plenty of men at your age and your level of fitness would be happy to simply maintain but you aren’t. Between your job and your general attitude on life you couldn’t stand knowing you could’ve tired that extra bit harder but didn’t. Akitsu stands nearby, watching as you work up a good sweat. You aren’t the most bulky guy in the gym but you’ve never wanted to be. Flexibility and endurance are just as important to you as raw power and you make sure you do all sorts of workouts. It’s given you a toned body that many twenty year old college students would still envy, even if you do cover it up most of the time with a suit and tie. By the time you’re nearly finished you look up and see Akitsu still looking at you… though her cheeks are showing more color than is their norm. If you hadn’t just become her Ashikabi you might have missed it… but you’re pretty sure she’s enjoying watching you work. Good to know. After a proper cooldown and then a quick shower you make your way back out of the locker room to find Akitsu waiting for you, seemingly returned to normal. You give her a smile and she bows her head in return, though there’s something in her eyes that makes yours remain on your face. “Did you accomplish what you set out to do Hatsu-sama?” Akitsu’s deceptively soft voice carries over the sound of your engine starting as you pull out of the parking spot. “I did Akitsu. Got another two reps in compared to last time. I’ve still got it.” Akitsu just nods as you wait to pull out into traffic. 1. Go straight home. You should be ok on food for the night, though you’ll certainly need to pick some up for tomorrow.2. Go pick up some food now, you’ll be able to plan a bit and Yume shouldn’t be kept waiting.3. Grab some takeout for everyone, it’ll be warm and you won’t have to cook at all.4. Other?
>>2721642>2. Go pick up some food now, you’ll be able to plan a bit and Yume shouldn’t be kept waiting.Ay. Hi, there Guide!
>>27216422. Go pick up some food now, you’ll be able to plan a bit and Yume shouldn’t be kept waiting.
>>2721642>2. Go pick up some food now, you’ll be able to plan a bit and Yume shouldn’t be kept waiting.
>>2721642>1. Go straight home. You should be ok on food for the night, though you’ll certainly need to pick some up for tomorrow.We've left her waiting long enough.
>>2721642>1. Go straight home. You should be ok on food for the night, though you’ll certainly need to pick some up for tomorrow.
>>2721642>2. Go pick up some food now, you’ll be able to plan a bit and Yume shouldn’t be kept waiting.2 Sekireis at home and no food? Come on, we need the whole market
>>2721642>that picGood taste, Guide. But who is Best Girl?If you answered anything other than Hye Shin, then you're a fucking faggot.>2. Go pick up some food now, you’ll be able to plan a bit and Yume shouldn’t be kept waiting.
>2. Go pick up some food now, you’ll be able to plan a bit and Yume shouldn’t be kept waiting.
>>2721786>not Lee Go SeulI believe it is you, good sir, who prefers the company of other men.
>>2721642>2. Go pick up some food now, you’ll be able to plan a bit and Yume shouldn’t be kept waiting.>Give Yume a call and ask where she is first and if she has any preferences for dinner. She's a guest after all.
>>2722329>>2721786what manga/manwa(?) are these waifus frome?
>>2722485>right click>search image on googleIt really isn't hard manIts from Girl the Wild's
>>2722503On my phone at work otherwise I wouldn't need to be spoonfed. Sorry
Should we bro up with the Disciplinary Squad Ashikabi from canon? Help him get a bit less depressed, wingman/tease the hell out of Benitsuba, etc.?
>>2724961I'm down for broing it up with him, but as for wingmaning, isn't he gay?Not saying it's impossible for a straight guy to be a literal faggot's wingman, but some anons might get a bit butthurt.
>>2725158If he is, minaka's a huge piece of shit for pairing him off with three female Sekirei instead of any of the male ones
>>2725369>minaka's a huge piece of shit
>>2725369Well... yeah, he is, but in fairness there aint exactly a lot of male sekirei. At least that we see.Grand total of 4 in the whole damn series. Including the one that started turning into a woman, and the one that was so trappy people couldn't tell the difference.
>>2725444True, but mutsu would have been a great fit for the Disciplinary SquadAlso, I think the only person to call Natsuo gay was one of his waifus, and she probably did it to bully the other one
>>2725468Natsuo is gay, at least as far as we have any indication. He's also not in love with any of his Sekirei because he joins with Karasuba in the whole "Destroy the world because we're pissy" thing.
>>2725618Poor Benitsubasa, hopelessly in love with a gay man.
>>2725675Gotta find her a new man to fall in love with before she meets him
>>2725723Depending on the time relative to canon, it could very well be too late.
>>2721786>>2722329Best girl is clearly Whoever you likeBesides I try not to play favorites as QM, even in side posts. Writing an update now, should get a few more in tonight.
>>2725750If anybody is around, give me a 1d100.
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>2725791
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>2725791
>>2725798>>2725802Welp. Should be fun at least.
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>2725791
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>2725791
>>2721642You decide that since you’re having not just one but two Sekirei over, that it might be best to go and stock up on food. Especially since Akitsu will be living with you for… well no it’s probably forever, since you’re her Ashikabi. You’re pretty sure that hasn’t sunk in fully yet. You’ve had a few guests at times, one or two relationships that got to the living together stage but… this is certainly more permanent. “We’re going to stop at the supermarket and get some food.” You turn out into traffic while you speak to Akitsu, plotting out the best directions between here, a decent store and your apartment. You make surprisingly good time, enough so that you think you’ll still make it to your apartment before Yume shows up. Even the shopping goes well, you find several good deals that allow you to pick up more than enough food for multiple Sekirei, even some normally rather expensive meat. It’ll go well for Yume as a guest or just for you and Akitsu. As you check out Akitsu helps with your bags, letting you pay so you can both get out even faster. It’s as you’re walking out of the store that you decide it’s been a good day, even if it was quite weird. Of course that’s when Yume falls out of the sky, nearly landing on your car. Being a Sekirei moving at full power, she manages to crater the ground, roll out of the way of a spinning buzzsaw and then leap to her feet only to stop as she see’s you and Akitsu standing in front of her. “Hatsu! You have to leave! There’s some...” Four Sekirei come jumping to the ground, spreading out behind Yume. You recognize two of them, numbers 16 and 18. Then there are two more with some strange knife weapons who you don’t recognize, meaning they’re high numbers. Akitsu instinctively bristles, taking a step from beside you to in front. You twitch, the four Sekirei looking between them at the sudden interruption of you and Akitsu between their chase. “Hatsu you should go, I can get away from them.” Yume speaks again, though it draws the attention of the Sekirei in front of you. “Move out of the way, we have no business with you.” Number 16’s voice is harsh, though it seems she either doesn’t remember you and Akitsu or doesn’t care. 1. Get out of the way, if Yume thinks she can get away she can get away.2. Tell the Sekirei to leave, on threat of MBI intervention.3. Have Akitsu help Yume. Between the two of them you’re sure they can at least drive the four off.4. Other?
>>27258922. Tell the Sekirei to leave, on threat of MBI intervention.Who are these crazy and suicidal sekirei that they'd attack Yume of all people.
>>2725892>2. Tell the Sekirei to leave, on threat of MBI intervention.
>>2725892>2. Tell the Sekirei to leave, on threat of MBI intervention.Knowing them it might not work, but if it gets Yume points I'm down.
>>27258922. Tell the Sekirei to leave, on threat of MBI intervention.
>>2725892>2. Tell the Sekirei to leave, on threat of MBI intervention.Doubt it will be this easy, but what the heck.
Rolled 27 - 10 (1d100 - 10)Alright. Calling here. I need 1d100-10. Which is dice+1d100+-10
Rolled 16 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>2725928
Rolled 8 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>2725928
Rolled 89 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>2725928please don't fuck up
>>2725938Congratulations, you are the least fuck up.
>>2725932>>2725935These are pretty bad. Especially the -2. >>2725938This one passes, though not spectacularly. I'll get to writing.
>>2725892Glancing between Yume, Akitsu and the other four Sekirei, you decide that playing a neutral party or at least something approaching one, is what you need for now. You cough to clear your throat, causing the Sekirei in front of you to turn and look at you. “I don’t have any business with you either.” You speak, keeping your voice calm and collected, though not weak in any manner. “I do however have business with Yume here.” “You’ll need to cancel it.” One of the Sekirei you don’t remember speaks up, causing you to turn and smile wanly. “I don’t think I can. Given that it’s MBI business.” That certainly gets their attention. The four of them look between each other, then between you, Akitsu and Yume. “You...” the same Sekirei starts up again, only to be stopped by number 16. “Stop.” Number 16 looks you over again and then looks at Akitsu. Then she looks to Yume. “I remember you.” Her eyes lock onto yours once more, her hands caress her staff. “You’re Minaka’s cleanup man.” “That’s me.” You smile at her. She looks between Akitsu, focusing on her forehead and then at Yume. “Lets go.” She turns to leave. “But...” The argumentative Sekirei starts again, only to be interrupted by 16. “I said we’re leaving.” 16 leaps away, followed by 16 and then the other Sekirei. Left alone, the pale haired argumentative one grunts in frustration and leaps away after her sisters. You wait to let out a breath until you’re sure they’re gone. Then you turn to Yume, who gives you a tight smile. “Well, that’s over.” You try to make light of what just happened but you’re pretty sure that you were within a hairsbreadth of a fight. “You’re as brave as always Hatsu.” She gives a brief chuckle. 1. Ask her what was happening with all that.2. Invite her back to your place for dinner, she can explain as she likes.3. Ask her if she should head back to MBI, you aren’t sure how long they’ll stay gone.
>>2726027>2. Invite her back to your place for dinner, she can explain as she likes.
>>2726027>2. Invite her back to your place for dinner, she can explain as she likes. 1. Ask her what was happening with all that.I want to ask her, but I want to ensure she's still coming over.
Calling it here.
>>2726027With the other Sekirei gone, you quickly recover, giving Yume a nod and gesturing to your car. “Perhaps, though maybe I just know when to bluff. In either case, could I offer you a ride? You did want to come over and visit.” Yume looks to your car and smiles, giving you a nod. “If you don’t mind.” “Not at all. Akitsu lets get this all in the trunk.” It’s quick qork between the two of you and soon enough you’re once again driving back to your place, this time with Yume seated behind you as well as Akitsu in her spot next to you. Much of the trip is rather quiet, as you focus on driving the still rather busy streets of Tokyo and Yume only intermittently asks Akitsu about how she’s doing or where she got her clothes. Akitsu for her part at least uses short sentences but “I’m well” and “Hatsu took me” aren’t exactly causes for much more conversation. Pulling into your building, Yume helps with the groceries and the three of you head up the elevator to your apartment. With the three of you in the elevator there’s somewhat of a tension, mostly coming from Yume. You’re pretty sure it’s not directed at you, given that she’s never been anything but completely polite to you, though you can’t be certain. Instead you think it’s likely that whatever happened earlier is still affecting her. The silence continues until you make it inside your apartment, where there’s a message on your machine informing you that there’s a number of packages being held for you downstairs. You start putting the food away, judging how much you might need as you let some of the meat lay out. Akitsu and Yume both take a seat at your table with drinks at your suggestion, while you change into a more appropriate outfit for cooking and begin to make dinner.
>>2726167“So Yume, why were those other Sekirei chasing you?” You decide to cut straight to the chase, the so called Sekirei of “Love” not seeming to want to start the conversation. Though she immediately starts speaking once you ask her. “They… they wanted to take me back to their Ashikabi!” Yume sounds more angry than upset. “They should know I can’t be winged but they didn’t care! Their Ashikabi wanted me so they were going to try and take me to him. Like I was a package or something!” Yume lets out a breath and slams one hand down onto the table, causing it to quiver. “Sorry Hatsu, I’m upset.” “It’s fine Yume, I understand.” Given the fact that you’re quite sure Yume could turn your table into kindling with a few well placed blows, it was still rather restrained. “So they were going to try and take you to their Ashikabi.” “Yes! One of them even said it would be like before! They’ve done it before Hatsu, that means… that means their Ashikabi probably forcibly winged the others!” Yume’s face is strained, even Akitsu’s normally rather impassive face frowning. “He did what?” You’ve not heard of this before. “An Ashikabi can kiss a Sekirei who isn’t even reacting to them and force them into a bond! It’s… it’s...” Yume pounds the table in front of her again. “It’s despicable.” 1. Agree with her. That sounds an awful lot like what you were trying to prevent with Akitsu.2. Make a few neutral comments and keep working on dinner. Yume will work this out of her system eventually.3. Doesn’t that mean they’re still in love? Does it matter that much?4. Other?
>>2726169>1. Agree with her. That sounds an awful lot like what you were trying to prevent with Akitsu.Yeesh.
>>2726169>2. Make a few neutral comments and keep working on dinner. Yume will work this out of her system eventually.The whole 'forced falling in love' thing unsettles me, voluntary or not.
>>2726169>1. Agree with her. That sounds an awful lot like what you were trying to prevent with Akitsu.Welcome to the sekirei plan. Now with even more skeevy undertones.Don't worry. It gets worse.
>>27261691. Agree with her. That sounds an awful lot like what you were trying to prevent with Akitsu.
>>2726169>1. Agree with her. That sounds an awful lot like what you were trying to prevent with Akitsu.Did they give a name?
>>2726169>1. Agree with her. That sounds an awful lot like what you were trying to prevent with Akitsu.
Calling here. Next post will probably be the last for the night.
>>2726169“That… really does sound despicable.” You’ve done a lot of things in your life, you aren’t a saint. There are even more than just one or two things you’re not particularly proud of doing for MBI. Yet, for all you’ve done you’ve never… brainwashed somebody. Not like what you can presumably do to a Sekirei with whatever the bond does. “I knew you’d agree!” Yume seems happy that you agree. “Sekirei are supposed to bond for love! Not for any other reason. Like you and Akitsu.” Yume smiles at that. “Right Akitsu?” “Ah… yes.” Akitsu turns a bit red and glances at you before looking back to her glass. Despite the fact that Akitsu isn’t saying much Yume seems pleased. It’s also pretty much the final nail that makes you absolutely certain Akitsu is in love with you. Not that there was much doubt in your mind but it seems that Sekirei only deal in big ideas. At least when it comes to love and affection. “You must’ve been really great to Akitsu for her to ask you to be her Ashikabi Hatsu.” Yume turns around and in a switch from her previous look, is absolutely glowing. “I just treated her like I would any of you.” You focus mostly on the cooking. “Fed her, gave her a place to sleep, bought her some clothes.” It actually sounds even less impressive when you say it like that. “You were the first Ashikabi-sama.” Akitsu’s voice cuts into the conversation. “The first to do so. Nor did you have to give me such fine things.” She strokes at the fabric of her blouse. “Nor did you have to believe in me.” Yume’s eyes are all dreamy now, focusing on Akitsu. “I’m so happy for the both of you.” Yume says it truthfully, with all her heart. She’s always been open with you but this is something else. “I hope all Sekirei can find something like it.” The conversation drifts from there into less important areas, like Akitsu’s apparently newfound fascination with cute animals. Dinner is served soon after, with both the Sekirei girls putting away vast quantities of food. You’re certainly glad you went and picked up more. As you finish up cleaning and are all starting to relax, Yume stretches. “Uhh… I suppose it’s time for me to head back to MBI. It’s getting late and I don’t want to keep you two up.” You look over to Akitsu, who seems perfectly content at the moment. 1. Wish Yume a good night and see her out.2. Ask Yume if she’d like to spend the night, given that she was attacked earlier.3. Insist Yume spend the night, given that she was attacked earlier.4. Other?
>>2726297Calling it here for the night. Votes welcome till tomorrow. Probably going to get a longer run in, provided I don't get caught up in something. Questions, comments, concerns are all welcome as always.
>>27262974. Offer to either let her spend the night, OR call the MBI for a security escort back. She was attacked after all by a large number of Sekirei.
>>2726297>Do you want us to drive you there? It's not far, and it'll be safer
>>2726297>1. Wish Yume a good night and see her out.
>>2726297>>2726309This. I really don't like the idea of leaving her to go back solo right now.>>2726302Night Guide. Thanks for the run.
>>2726297>4. Offer to either let her spend the night, OR call the MBI for a security escort back. She was attacked after all by a large number of Sekirei.
>>2726297>3. Insist Yume spend the night, given that she was attacked earlier.
>>2726297>4. Offer to either let her spend the night, OR call the MBI for a security escort back. She was attacked after all by a large number of Sekirei
>>2726297>4. Offer to either let her spend the night, OR call the MBI for a security escort back. She was attacked after all by a large number of Sekirei.Smart!
>>2726302Night Guide. Take Care!
>>2726302Thanks for running dude.
>inb4 Hatsu winds up with a small harem full of only unwingable Sekirei>"Yeah, I know I can't be their Ashikabi the proper way. Means we actually love each other, don't need any magic mumbo-jumbo to do the work for us"
>>2726332>>2726389>>2726407Thanks for reading guys!
>>2726297>>4. Offer to either let her spend the night, OR call the MBI for a security escort back. She was attacked after all by a large number of Sekirei.
>>2726413nahwe got an Akitsu. We should be a good friend and find Yume a top-notch husband though. She shouldn't feel like she should be alone just because she can't get winged, especially now
You know...in teaching Akitsu how to drive, we could 'accidentally' smash a car directly through Higa's house
>>2726660We'd need a truck to properly wreck that place
>>2726413I could dig it, though I don’t believe there was any other unwingable sekirei other than Akitsu and Yume.
>>2726851>>2726413>I could dig it, though I don’t believe there was any other unwingable sekirei other than Akitsu and Yume.I thought they were only wingable through sex, but the show was too PG to go into specifics?
>>2727449Only winged through kisses
>>2727500I think anon was asking about those two specifically
>>2727845Canon never showed that or really implied anything sexual would help Akitsu or Yume, but Japan has their whole purity obsession so it could have been what the author had planned. Deeper bonds necessary or somethingWe'll have to find out if that's the case here or not
>3. Insist Yume spend the night, given that she was attacked earlierScrew it, love for the wingless who deserve it.
I'm not sure if I want to be bros with Yume or romance her in the long-term, but definitely not yetGotta focus on Akitsu for a good while before adding a third, of we ever do
>>2726297Yume, despite how powerful she is overall, could still be overwhelmed by a number of Sekirei. At least that’s how you think it is, you’re not exactly sure how powerful she really is given that her going all out would be… messy. Given that she wasn’t exactly tossing around her powers earlier tonight, something’s preventing her from properly defending herself. That doesn’t seem quite fair to you, not to mention that after more than a decade of knowing each other, you do consider Yume to be a friend. You look over at Akitsu once more, who seems to pick up on the fact that you’re looking at her. She looks back, then nods almost imperceptibly to you. You aren’t sure if she actually knows what you’re asking for or not but she trusts you, that much is clear. “Yume,” you say before she can really make a move to leave, “Why don’t you spend the night here instead? You were already attacked once today and in the dark it’s even more likely.” Yume blinks at that, then smiles a bit. “It’s ok Hatsu, I can make my way back.” You sigh and shake your head. “At least let me call an MBI escort for you. You’re not directly involved in the Sekirei plan yet and I’d prefer not to see you get hurt.” Something flickers across Yume’s face, something you can’t make out but then she smiles. “Alright Hatsu. If you’re going to be like that I’ll stay the night.” Her words cause you to grin. “But I get the couch this time! You’ve got Akitsu to think of now.” Yume smiles in victory at that. You blink, you hadn’t really thought of that. Akitsu offered to sleep with you last night, purely because it was your bed. Now that your her Ashikabi… it’s expected? You look at Akitsu and though her cheeks are red, she looks happy at the thought. “Ah… alright we’ll get you setup on the couch.” Between the three of you, getting ready for bed takes a bit of work but your couch is already setup from last night and you all cycle through the bathroom relatively quickly. It helps the girls don’t have the extended period necessary for some human women. Soon enough you find yourself in your bedroom… with Akitsu sitting on the bed waiting for you. She doesn’t say anything, though she looks at you with interest. She’s wearing some more appropriate clothing than last night, a shirt and short combo, but she doesn’t exactly look dumpy. 1. Akitsu can sleep on the bed, you can sleep on the floor.2. You can sleep together with Akitsu. Keyword sleep. You can control yourself. 3. You’re… something at least. You can see what she’s interested in.4. Other?
>>2729419>4. CuddleAgreed. No need to make her think she's not desired or something silly like that.
>>2729407>2. You can sleep together with Akitsu. Keyword sleep. You can control yourself.
>>2729407>2. You can sleep together with Akitsu. Keyword sleep. You can control yourself.We're not going to cuddle, you deviants. I know how this works.If we let that fly, you'll have us holding hands next.
>>2729407>4. Cuddle>>2729269I kinda wanna be bros with Yume honestly, I bet our cynical ass would like some of the cheer she brings yeah? Honestly probably see her as a younger sister, One that can kick his ass seven ways to sunday but still.
>>2729407>4. CuddleHatsu don't let things half finished
>>2729407>4. Cuddle>5. Kissu
Well, number 2 wasn't exactly going to have you sleeping on opposite sides of the bed or anything but cuddling it is.
>>2729512Gotta make sure it's affectionate enough, man
>>2729407>1. Akitsu can sleep on the bed, you can sleep on the floor.
>>2729407You decide that in the end there’s no valid reason you can think of that puts you anywhere on the bed beside Akitsu. She asked, you answered and you don’t half ass anything. Not to mention you’re pretty sure that at this point Akitsu would feel much worse about herself if you didn’t. Not that it means you need to do very much, since this is a relationship you’re allowed to take your time as much as you need to move towards her. “Move over a bit Akitsu, let me climb in.” You keep your words gentle and she complies with no complaints, scooting over until you climb in beside her. She remains facing you even as you lay down and pull the covers up over the both of you. You examine her face for a little bit, it’s undeniably beautiful even if she keeps it impassive much of the time. “Come here Akitsu.” You reach your hand out to her and she immediately responds, moving closer to you. You place your hand on her shoulder and pull her up against you. She’s soft, incredibly so and very warm. Yet, you feel no more desire than to hold her and keep her safe for now. Given her situation it’s been clear to you that she’s very emotionally fragile and the small happy noises she makes when you pull her to you sate you more than enough for now. You sleep well, more than well enough to make up for any exertions in the past few days or the fact that you slept on the couch last night. You wake up with Akitsu looking at you, her face still relatively impassive but calm. “Good morning Akitsu.” “Good morning Hatsu.” “Did you sleep well?” Akitsu blushes and nods, then goes so far as to place her hand on your chest. “I slept… very well.” “Good.” You lean forward and press a kiss to her forehead. “Lets get ready for the day.” You get up and find Yume has already done so, she’s leaving the shower as you exit the bedroom with Akitsu. She smiles at the pair of you. “You look like you had a good night.” “Yes.” Akitsu speaks for you, leaning her head on your shoulder. “Good. I’ll let you get ready then.” You and Akitsu take turns getting ready, then you make breakfast for the three of you. Yume and Akitsu share some talk about what happened last night and Yume seems pleased even though nothing really happened that you’d consider major. Akitsu apparently does. You get dressed, with Akitsu picking out an appropriate if somewhat more casual combo that includes no jacket and a somewhat more flattering blouse than yesterday. Yume is waiting for the pair of you at the door. “Well, I assume you’re off to MBI again. I won’t keep you.” “Where are you going?” “MBI eventually. I’ll just take a different way than the two of you.” 1. Offer to drive her, since you’re both going there.2. Wish her well on her way.3. Offer to let her stay at your place until she actually needs to leave, is she’s not headed to MBI yet.4. Other?
>>2729760>1. Offer to drive her, since you’re both going there.
>>27297602. Wish her well on her way.
>>2729760>2. Wish her well on her way.Pretty clear she wants to go elsewhere first. She'll tell us if we need to know.
>>2729760>2. Wish her well on her way.>Just be safe, alright?
>>2729760>2. Wish her well on her way.
>>2729760Taking a different way could mean a lot of things. She could just be being polite. She could be thinking of just going somewhere out along her way. She could also have something she needs to do without anyone else knowing about. Yume, as much as she likes to nice and polite, was in charge of Karasuba and the discipline squad at one point. She has her own things going on. “Alright Yume. You take care of yourself. Things are getting exciting out there.” You offer her a smile and a handshake. “You too Hatsu. I know you’re always up to something.” She smiles back and takes your hand happily. You aren’t really the hugging type in most cases. “Just most of the time.” “I’ll see you later.” With that Yume takes her leave, heading down one elevator while you and Akitsu take another. You don’t see her in the parking area, assuming she took it to the ground floor. Your drive to MBI is thankfully uninterrupted by anything and you make it up to your office as normal. Akitsu takes her spot at the secretaries desk and begins to log in, presumably to keep reading in some manner. The first part of your day goes without any interruptions as well, mostly normal MBI items. You get a call on your cellphone a little while later, just after you finish lunch. “Hatsu Toyoaki speaking.” “Hatsu it’s...” 1. Dr. Takami.2. Mr. Oshida.3. The labs again.
>>27300553. The labs again.
>>27300551. Dr. Takami.from the labs.
>>2730055>1. Dr. Takami.
>>2730055>>2730076I liked this idea
>>2730055>3. The labs again.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCV0pHjtxesI wouldn't be opposed to Dr. Takami from the labs.
>>2730055>3. The labs again.
>>2730134I feel like this is an accurate depiction of Hatsu's life.
>>27300551. Dr. TakamiIn case of a tie, I'll default to number 3....And why is the theme for Pinky And The Brain running through my head just by reading the third option?
>>2730226That's so fucking true that is kinda sad
Going to call for Dr. Takami in the labs. Writing.
>>2730055“It’s Dr. Takami. I’m in the labs.” “What can I do for you Doctor?” “There’s actually a number of things I’ve got going on at the moment that I could use your assistance with.” “Whatever you need. I’m at your command.” “You know Hatsu...” You can hear her light up a cigarette on the other end. “Just one time I wish you’d be less than polite so I could actually be upset with you.” “Apologies ma’am. I know you dislike what I do. Unfortunately it’s needed.” There’s a sigh on the other end and an exhalation of cigarette smoke. “Unfortunately you’re correct.” There’s a silence on the line, with you unsure as to what you should say. “I got a call earlier, from Yume. She informed me you took her in for the night.” “Yes ma’am. She was attacked by four Sekirei earlier in the day. I didn’t think it terribly safe for her to venture out at night.” “Yes.” You hear an exhalation. “Hatsu. Would you accept an apology from me for my prior behavior?” “Ah…” 1. Accept Dr. Takami’s apology. You’ve always been a bit wary of her but she’s never been outright hostile.2. Say there’s nothing to apologize for. You don’t particularly like some of the things you do either.3. Tell her you’d just like to keep things professional.4. Other?
>>27303132. Say there’s nothing to apologize for. You don’t particularly like some of the things you do either.
>>2730313>1. Accept Dr. Takami’s apology. You’ve always been a bit wary of her but she’s never been outright hostile.
>>2730313>2. Say there’s nothing to apologize for. You don’t particularly like some of the things you do either.
>>2730313>1. Accept Dr. Takami’s apology. You’ve always been a bit wary of her but she’s never been outright hostile.Why is everyone going for 2?
>>2730372I just don't like apologies.
>>2730381>1. Accept Dr. Takami’s apology. You’ve always been a bit wary of her but she’s never been outright hostile.
>>2730350It feels like we're apologizing for doing our job well though.
>>2730388Maybe I'm reading too much into it.
Calling it here for option 1. Might be a bit slow on this next update.
>>2730388>>2730395The option was more simply stating that you personally don't like some of the things you do. Corporate espionage is still espionage. If you could do it in public then you would. Not that you don't do your job well or are apologizing for doing it.
>>2730494Thanks for clarifying
>>2730313“Apology accepted Dr. Takami.” You try not to sigh, instead glancing over at Akitsu who is looking at you with interest. “Thank you Hatsu.” There’s another breath from her side of the phone. “Now, where were we?” “Clearing the air and then you had several things for me to do ma’am.” “Right. Air is now cleared. There’s three things I’ve got on my plate at the moment and you could take care of any of them.” “What are they ma’am?” “The first is relatively straightforward. Number 108 has been begging me to let her go outside and see some plants for a while. I’ve been refusing but...” Another sigh. “108 is the youngest and she’s using those sad eyes on you isn’t she?” “Somewhat. I could say no but it really would be good for her in a number of ways.” “What are the others?” “We’re about to release number 9 but she’s being stubborn again. We have to do some final tests on her before we let her out but she’s refusing to come out right now, even with some female doctors. I could go talk to her but...” “But you’d like me to do it because you don’t want to either.” “Ha. Yes, that’s correct.” “The final thing?” “My daughter is arriving downstairs shortly. If I have to deal with these other things I’d like you to show her around the city a bit, given that I will be occupied.” “Your daughter ma’am?” “Yes, my daughter.” A breath of smoke. “She’s a bit of a handful.” “Right.” “So Hatsu, which one would you prefer to deal with for me?” 1. Escort number 108 around.2. Go talk to number 9.3. Go meet Takami’s daughter.
>>27306722. Go talk to number 9.Kids.. are.. ehh.
>>2730672>3. Go meet Takami’s daughter.>>2730682>>2730672Tsukiumi likes to speak like she is a Shakespearean play, right?
>>2730672>2. Go talk to number 9."If this goes well and quickly we can treat 108 to her plants too."
>>2730672>1. Escort number 108 around.
>>2730672>2. Go talk to number 9.
>>2730693Yes, Tsukiumi speaks very formally. I will probably not be duplicating it exactly.
>>2730672>>2. Go talk to number 9.
Alright. Calling the vote here, will be the last update of the night.
>>2730753Wait, didn't she also hate men at the start?
>>2730824Yes she did. You however have a reputation at this point.
>>2730860So she won't go fireman on us right away. That's good.
>>2730672>3. Go meet Takami’s daughter.
>>2730672>1. Escort number 108 around.no.9 doesn't like men, and 108 is at risk if she is taken out by Takami, so this is the best option.
>>2730899especially because that's a good way for Akitsu to go ice queen on her when we show back up wet, which would probably shred the labs and any hope of helping her inability to be winged
>>2730672You take a deep breath and let it out. You aren’t so sure about kids, especially number 108 since she’s got powers to go along with the lack of sense. Nor do you particularly want to meet Takami’s daughter because you aren’t sure how that would turn out. Number 9… is far from pleasant to deal with but at least she’ll listen to reason. Most of the time at least. “I’ll go talk to number 9 for you.” “Oh? And here I thought you’d take one of the others.” “Kids and I don’t get along all that well.” “My daughter is eighteen but I get your point.” Another breath from her cigarette. “I’ll leave number 9 to you then. She’s at her normal spot, I’ll be dealing with 108 so I doubt you’ll see me.” “Yes ma’am, I’ll deal with her.” “Thank you Hatsu, I appreciate the help.” “You’re welcome ma’am.” With that the conversation ends and you hang up. Your first thought, after making sure to grab your jacket as you stand, is about Akitsu. “Akitsu.” “Yes Hatsu-sama?” “I have to go to the labs for Dr. Takami, she needs me to talk to number 9.” “Ah...” Akitsu nods, her face going a bit more impassive. “You don’t have to come with me if you don’t want to but I need to go for work.” Akitsu looks at you and then stands. “You… you won’t let them...” Her eyes look up at you in honest need. “What? No, of course not. I won’t let them touch you if you don’t want it.” Akitsu nods at that, her face becoming less mask like and she falls into step beside you. Though you notice she’s closer than she normally is. The standard trip to the labs later, you find yourself with Akitsu nearly touching you, like you’re some kind of talisman. A few of the scientists look at you, then at Akitsu. A few even recognize her. One tries to open his mouth. You shoot him a glare and he shuts it, looking away and slipping to the opposite wall. Akitsu seems to appreciate this, as her hand reaches out and brushes you for a split second. Thankfully nothing else happens on the way to number 9’s area of the labs and you pass by a guard after showing your ID. A female guard, one of the small number you have on payroll.
>>2731079Entering the lab you can see that the doors are fully open and staffed by only females. Even with that, you can hear yelling coming from the insides and water on the floor, despite the very clear drains. One of the scientists turns to see you and lets out a sigh of relief. You’ve seen her around before and she’s competent if somewhat quiet. “Sir, I’m glad to see you.” The short woman looks up at you with a smile of relief. “What’s the matter this time?” You look at the woman’s nametag. Dr. Takumi, Naru Takumi, that’s right. “She’s somehow convinced that we’re going to release her immediately after testing and there’s going to be crowds of men around!” She shakes her head. “I’m not sure how she was convinced of that...” You know the Doctor that originally worked on Tsukiumi had some… strange views and managed to impart some of them on her before she left. “Who is out there? Come and show yourself you ruffian! Do not speak about me behind my back!” Tsukiumi apparently heard some of what you were saying. Dr. Takumi winces and looks at you. You sigh. You will approach this…1. Personally. You know number 9, you’ve dealt with her before. Successfully even, compared to most men. 2. Businesslike. This is MBI business you’ll deal with it that way.3. Orders from Dr. Takami. Appeal to higher authority.
>>2731080Like I said, calling it here for the night. Hope you all have enjoyed. Not going to be running tomorrow night, might get a late update in. Questions, comments, concerns, etc welcome as always.
>>27310801. Personally. You know number 9, you’ve dealt with her before. Successfully even, compared to most men.
>>2731080>1. Personally. You know number 9, you’ve dealt with her before. Successfully even, compared to most men.Thanks for running, Guide! great time as always
>>2731080>2. Businesslike. This is MBI business you’ll deal with it that way.This might be more successful than making it personal. Thanks for the session, Guide!
>>27310801. Personally. You know number 9, you’ve dealt with her before. Successfully even, compared to most men. And if anything goes wrong, we do have her hard counter.
>>2731080>2. Businesslike. This is MBI business you’ll deal with it that way.
>>2731080>2. Businesslike. This is MBI business you’ll deal with it that way.We are a professional on the job.
>>2731080>1. Personally. You know number 9, you’ve dealt with her before. Successfully even, compared to most men.
>>2731123The real question is whether Akitsu being there will calm Tsukiumi because she's another woman and Sekirei, or make her more agitated because she'll think it means we're there to wing her too
>>2731080Dealing with the Sekireis personally seems to be a winning move so far (then again it was just the one), going with 1.
>>2731253Being treated like people is a rarity for most of them
>>2731080>1. Personally. You know number 9, you’ve dealt with her before. Successfully even, compared to most men.>Silently mutter that you're getting to old for this shit...
Hmm, close votese in this quest, huh?
>>2737168Waifus must flow
>>2740471We got our one (and maybe Yume)Beyond that, we are Tokyo's scariest matchmaker
>>2740486>Akitsu, the ice queen>Yume, the Sekirei of Love>And their Ashikabi, 'the guy with too many guns'
>>2740624>the guy with too many guns'>too many>gunsDoes not compute.
>>2740660I mean, from the perspective of the people we're pulling them on, yes
>>2740660The MC is Japanese. One gun is seen as too many
>>2740486>only one waifu>In sekireiNah, gonna go for more.
>>2741147>Wanting more than Akitsu
>>2741358I certainly do.
>>2741834This is why we can't have good things.
>>2740936Until the zombie apocalypse happens, anyways.
>>2742143Considering the setting, I’m not sure what you’re getting at.
>>2742221As far as I'm aware, only a few ashikabi's naturally have harems, unless forced.
Honestly, I really want a max of one other girl and only if it's a nice three-way relationship instead of the typical 'everyone lusting over one character' dynamic.That way whoever has the most stressful day gets completely covered in love and affection
>>2742912I just want Karasuba. I believe in the MC, he can do it.
>>2743344I'd rather not go for a murderous nutcase who literally kills herself the moment she realizes she cares about her Ashikabi
>>2743345good thing in a quest anything is possible.
>>2743352possiblebut I'm not really a fan of canon KarasubaHPQ Karasuba was different and great, but her canon self is beyond help in my opinion
>>2743356Nothing is impossible in a quest, half the time it's why they exist. To do the impossible. I know we can do it.
Isn't Karasuba winged by Natsuo already?
>>2743362I rather not.
>>2743464Not yet, she's not winged until about halfway into the first season or so.For anyone arguing to waifu Karasuba, have you considered that by now we've characterized our dude as a basically decent human being whose job just occasionally involves killing people? We literally picked up the lonley lost Sekirei and carried her home, cleaned her up and gave her some food like a puppy. That's not the sort of person Karasuba likes.
>>2743639I have faith.
>>2743677You have faith in what? Karasuba growing a heart? Anon suddenly turning into a nihlist? Guide isn't just going to magic Karasuba to our side.
>>2743688You're arguing with a troll/zealot.
>>2743695Is there a difference?
>>2743695Not arguing, just pointing out. I get the feeling Guide wouldn't even have included her if he didn't have to.>>2743697Sometimes a zealot actually believes what they say. Most trolls are just stirring shit.
>>2743697One's dumb enough to believe their own shit. The other is just laughing at you.
>>2743707Nah, guide would include her anywayShe makes for an amazing antagonist
>>2743717Well yeah. I more meant as a waifu option.
>>2743717>>2743722she sounds like she isn't able to be a waifu without a bunch of bullshit.however she does make for a good recurring antagonist
Especially because we're friends with YumeI'm pretty sure Karasuba was a yandere while Yume was alive, and just got worse when Musubi happened
>>2744443Agreed, Yume is basically the opposite of Karasuba. So if the MC is the kind of guy that wants to waifu Yume then he shouldn't have much if any compatibility with Karasuba.
>>2744631Yeah, we went the route of 'good person who does bad stuff sometimes'To romance the murdercrow we'd need to be a lot more torture-happy and angry
>>2745055Okay, so I understood a lot of the points being said. I was one of the first ones talking about how going after Karasuba would be beyond difficult given what Guide said before and that she's a very violent person/unpleasant person.She enjoys fights a ton and, has zero problems killing others or people she deems weak. Both of those things are true, but she wouldn't waste time torturing someone. Anyone weak enough to be left helpless in a fight against her isn't worth torturing and anyone that gives her a good fight or is a sekirei isn't someone worth doing that too.As a matter of fact, she tends to work toward ending a fight in a single blow rather than drawing it out despite how much she enjoys fighting, so I'd say its not fighting or murder she loves but fighting against strong opponents perhaps as a way to test herself. It's only ever about her opponents if they beat or challenge her.I can only see Karasuba torturing someone if they directly provoked her into doing so or if there was some greater purpose in doing so(probably aiming for a tougher fight), not because it would bring her some perverse sense of enjoyment.Sorry for the rant, I just want to steer this away from just saying untrue things. I'm fine with pretty much everything else people have been saying about Karasuba, and I want to avoid this devolving into just saying untrue things. I just haven't ever seen be torture-happy or otherwise being sadistic. She's a battle maniac with no morals beyond what can get her the best fight so torturing isn't something she does for the hell of it, nor would it be something that would impress her. Being strong is pretty much the only thing that would, and being stronger than Karasuba is....HAH!
>>2745279What a long way of correcting someone...checking this was pretty much the first thing I did when I woke up and I started writing it while half-asleep. Ten minutes of correcting later I realized what I was doing and realized it was too late.I put in too much time it would just be wasted if I didn't put it up.Good luck sifting through any of that, my god my sleepy self is talkative.
>>2745279She wouldn't waste time to torture, yes, but she WOULD torture to make someone else fight, perhaps someone that was reluctant to fight for some reason. So while she definitely cares mostly just for fighting, she's not above using dirty tactics to corner and/or force someone to fight so she can have a good time, or even tell the other party to resist more so she can fight more.
I'd argue that she enjoys killing or watching people die nearly as much as the fight itself. She doesn't torture at all, but she did seem really happy to watch Miya's husband die. Could have been just because she knew it'd get Miya to fight her, but I really think she enjoyed his death too
>>2745361Oh, I can absolutely see her torture someone to make their friends fight or otherwise get an even better fight. Just not torture for the sake of torture.>>2745376I feel it was for both because she wanted Miya to fight her and because she hates humans, mostly for being weak. I'd say that it isn't that she enjoys death but hates humans and doesn't care much about if her opponents die. Difficult fights are the important thing.I'm not even sure what about her is more mellow? Does she not hate humans as much because they didn't lead to Yume's death? Is she not as obsessed with fighting since Yume was there to curb the worst?Unless Guide tells us or we meet/have our character talk about her, we don't know.
So no one wants to try and waifu Murdercrow?
>>2745583I mean I'm willing to try, I just wanted people to know the very truthful circumstances that will work against us. In this case, being human is holding us back from waifuing Karasuba, lol.
>>2745583You're well on your way to pushing the neutrals into 'against' with your constant shilling.
>>2745583It just doesn’t make any sense to.
>>2745583The first time John fought Karasuba in HPQ, the one with LITERAL MAGIC, and her being our teacher fucking broke or dislocated John's back. Most of the rest of the courting involved nearly dying and shounen bullshit level power growth. That's with Karasuba not being a world hating Nihlist. Hatsu simply doesn't have it in him to survive courting Karasuba.
Not gonna lie, Im significantly more interested in whether Akitsu would want a human marriage ceremony or not than other waifusAlso, there's going to be a 'meet the parents' episode at some point since Hatsu's only in his 30s, which will hopefully be adorable
>>2745747This.This anon knows where it is at.
>>2745747ooh, that begs another important questionwedding dress or wedding kimono for Akitsu?