n the far future, biotechnology advances by leaps and bounds, creating stunning achievements in medical, civil, and military applications. Illness becomes a thing of the past, and genetic modification is as commonplace as cosmetic surgery.However, like all great advances, unchecked progress and experimentation has led to abuse and corruption. Ultra powerful megacorporations that monopolized the latest biotech have risen to be the great powers of the age, waging secret wars of sabotage, espionage, and deceit to get ahead of each other.In order to fuel their rampant growth, megacorps develop lethal diseases and viruses, horrific bio-organic abominations, and ever more exotic genetic modifications to both sell to the highest bidder and unleash upon each other.The rampant proliferation of bioweapons, and the need to contain them, has given rise to a new profession, the BIOWEAPON HUNTER.---Now with a new OP!Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Bioweapon%20Hunter%20QuestOther Quests: https://pastebin.com/eTUmEmRb---You are LEWIS, a Hunter specializing in hunting down biological threats with your T-Doll companion HK!You are left facing both HUNK and SOPMOD, standing at the mouth of the tunnel, freshly fallen snow still clinging to their clothes like dust. "Man, who woulda thought we'd see you two all the waaaaaaay out here?" SOPMOD says cheerfully as she softly elbows HUNK. "Small world, huh?""I don't believe in coincidences." Hunk grunts as he glares at you, his submachine gun armed and pointed at you. "What are you doing here?""We don't have to answer your questions." HK grunts, pointing her rifle straight at HUNK."Heeee, a real Mexican standoff!" SOPMOD giggles and looks to you as she points her own weapon at HK. "Hey, hey, point your gun at me so we can complete the setup!""SOPMOD. Behave." HUNK grunts, his gaze not leaving you for a second. "You still haven't answered my question.">Just doing a bit of sightseeing, that's all. >Hunting a particularly nasty BOW.>We're here to rescue Vahlen. >I don't need to answer your questions.>Other
>>3020316>>We're here to rescue Vahlen.
>>3020316>>We're here to rescue Vahlen.Do not antagonize the Shinigami.
>>3020316>>Hunting a particularly nasty BOW.Don't tell them we're here for Vahlen, or we know anything about her. We don't know anything about their motives or what they would do if we're enemies or at least competitors. Why the hell are anons so trusting of these crazy people?
>>3020328Their missions take priority above all else. Figure that out and your gold, get in the way and complications arise. HUNK isn't a bad guy, until you get in his way.
>>3020328One of said crazy people likely has bio-sensors to tell when we're lying to them. The other is an implacable killing machine.
>>3020316>>Hunting a particularly nasty BOW.Technically the truth
>>3020335The unstoppable killing machine is the human one by the way.
>>3020316>Hunting a particularly nasty BOW.
>>3020333>Their missions take priority above all else.Hell no, OUR missions take priority above all else, they can do whatever they want so long as they stay out of the way. Just because they're scary doesn't mean we need to do whatever they want us to do. They aren't invincible.
>>3020316>We're here to rescue Vahlen.
>>3020349Hunks record states otherwise.
>>3020349Pfft. I never said their missions take priority above ours friendo. This is regardds to THEIR motivation. Whatever they're after. Since we're a merc, we can't just say fuck corporations. We gotta understand em, to get the most money outta them. Or crush their toys eventually. But seriously, we aren't backed by a megacorp, we don't have that money. Pick your battles anon.
>>3020316"We're here to rescue Dr. Vahlen." You say cautiously, keeping your grip on your weapon tight."I see." HUNK nods but doesn't lower his weapon. "Our mission is to bring in the rogue BOW for further study.""That means we got dibs on it!" SOPMOD says cheerfully. "So you two are gonna have to move along now!"Huh, seems like HUNK and SOPMOD were here on a different mission, but it didn't take a genius to figure out that someone in Umbrella caught wind of Vahlen's... "experiment" and wanted a piece. Pretty much the reason why Vahlen wanted you to destroy the BOW in the first place. You look to HK, but she keeps her gaze and aim squarely on HUNK, waiting for your next order. All you knew was, the longer you dallied, the more time the Viper could recover, or worse, more Umbrella mercs converging on your position. If HUNK had the idea to check this place out, others couldn't be far behind.>Sorry, but we already have dibs. >How about we work together on this?>Fine, it's your problem now.>Other
>>3020439>Sorry, but we already have dibs.
>>3020439>other"Alive or dead? Cause if you want it dead, i'll help bring it down. But if you want it alive, thats on you."
>>3020439>How about we work together on this?"We'll make it a fair competition. Whoever finds the BOW first decides what to do with it; hell, I'll let you have the corpse if we end up killing it."
>>3020439>>Sorry, but we already have dibs.
>>3020439>>Sorry, but we already have dibs.Last one there's a rotten egg.
>>3020439>>3020444this.>Sorry, but we already have dibs.
>>3020439>>Fine, it's your problem now.
>>3020439"Sorry, but we got dibs." You reply. "Doctor's orders." "I see." HUNK says coldly. "Eheheheh, things are starting to get fun, eh newbie?" SOPMOD giggles.HK remains silent.And this impromptu Mexican standoff continues, the four of you keeping you weapons trained on each other as the window outside howls, causing the hull to creak and groan. >Try to intimidate HUNK into backing off. >Screw it, open fire.>Wait for them to make the first move.>Other
>>3020491>>OtherStart walking backwards, until we're around the corner.
>>3020491>>Screw it, open fire.
>>3020491>Wait for them to make the first move.Reminder that Wesker's T-Doll is a certain AIIIIII DEEEE DOUBLEYOUUUUUU DE NYAAAAAAA!!!!!!
>>3020491>"Nothing says we can't have a little contest to see who can get to it first."I mean hell, SOPMOD might actually dig the idea of that sort of challenge.>>3020496Oh fuck that would be horrifying. And totally in character for Wesker to have such an abomination.
>>3020491>Screw it, open fire.
>>3020498Hey now, the Parker Hale PDW is an absolutely fascinating piece of engineering, and actually would have been quite well suited to its intended role as a weapon for officers vehicle crews, et cetera.It's not its fault that the idiotic devs of GFL decided to make it the single most common drop from their terrible fucking gacha system.
>>3020496SupportingBecause I'm pretty sure that the only reason they're not firing is because we're not firing first.
>>3020491>>3020498Going with this.Also, please consider that we’re in the middle of Antarctica with a rogue BOW running around as we speak. Getting into a firefight with HUNK and SOPMOD is a stupid idea given the circumstances.
>>3020491>Wait for them to make the first move.https://youtu.be/watch?v=cWo__6Xn6QsSo if BOWHQ had a The Mercenaries mode, what would Lewis' gear be?
>>3020498>>3020491Going with this.
>>3020522I'm still supporting the Lewis Gun for the joke.
>>3020525>>3020522What would be our finishing move?
>>3020498Go with this; firing on them is a crap idea especially if we keep running into them.
>>3020522How about one of Alice's old guns from Magical Girl Hunter?
>>3020525Have we used ANY machine gun thus far?JAGER STURMFUHRER we aint.
>>3020530If we're going insane, I say an Aussies-in-Vietnam-style Bitch. You take an L1A1 SLR (semi-auto only British and Commonwealth FAL), take the handguards off, saw down the barrel as far as you can, use a matchstick as a "field-expedient sear" so she can rock-and-roll, and bolt on a grenade launcher.
>>3020531Not really. The very minimum we could probably use is an LMG unless we get enough strength mods to fire heavier machineguns from the shoulder, or hip.
>>3020491"Nothing says we can't have a little contest to see who can get to it first." You speak up."Oh! OH! That sounds fun!" SOPMOD turns her head to HUNK, her eyes wide like a puppy. "Can we race 'em? Please? Please?" "This is not part of the mission." HUNK growls."Oh come oooooon do as a favor to me?" SOPMOD asks, still keeping up the puppy eyes. "Remember that time I totally saved your life?""Because you're programmed to." HUNK reminds her. "And if I remember correctly, it was YOUR demo charge that collapsed the tunnel in the first place.""But I pulled ya out, didn't I?" SOPMOD giggles. HUNK just gives SOPMOD a hard stare before shaking his head ever so slightly. "Fine. I'm in no mood getting shot for no reason." HUNK grunts, lowering his weapon. "We'll do it your way, then. First one to neutralize the BOW gets to decide what to do with it.""All right!" SOPMOD cheers. "Then we'll go this way and you guys can go that way! Totally fair! Right, newbie?""I suppose." HK replies tersely. "May the best pair win." And so HUNK and SOPMOD head down the tunnel they picked, leaving you and HK alone."Well, let's get moving." HK grunts. "We don't want them to get ahead of us.">She's right. Better get going.>You should report this to Vahlen.>Ask HK what she's so angry about.>Other
>>3020555>She's right. Better get going.We can bug HK later when we're not totally dying of hypothermia.
>>3020555>She's right. Better get going.I'm starting to think HK has a thing against us interacting with other T-dolls in general.
>>3020555>She's right. Better get going.
>>3020555>>She's right. Better get going.
>>3020541Considering our partner, an M27 IAR with some nice Magpul 40-rounders, and a 60 round drum in the gun, would be a solid choice to let us do the Automatic Rifle thing, though personally I'd say old school Galil with one of those ludicrous 50-rounders in the gun and a harness full of 35s would be more unique and stylish.>>3020555>She's right. Better get going.
>>3020555>>She's right. Better get going.>Ask HK what she's so angry about.
>>3020555>>Ask HK what she's so angry about.
>>3020555You nod. HK was right that you had to get going and keep moving if you wanted to get to the Viper before HUNK and SOPMOD did. "I've been tracking the blood the BOW left behind after it was wounded, but it seems like it's already regenerated its wounds, or at least closed them up." HK explains as she scans the ice in front of you. "If the BOW retains the instincts of a snake, then it would naturally move downward deeper into its tunnel system.You pause and focus on your biosensor. You could detect an extremely strong signal, similar to HK's, moving upwards towards the upper decks. Were HUNK and SOPMOD up to something? Meanwhile you were having trouble finding the Viper. You're not sure if it was just the climate, the Viper's biology, or if it found some place to shelter itself. Going down deeper... you'd be heading under the ice and be well underwater. If there were a hull breach down there, well... well you wouldn't want to be down there, that's for sure.>Head to the lower decks. >Tail HUNK and SOPMOD>Other
>>3020624>>Head to the lower decks.
>>3020624>Head to the lower decks.
>>3020624>Head to the lower decks.Let's hope they don't recognize our blood.
>>3020624Well, guess there wasn't much else to do but go deeper into the ship. You could definitely feel the ground beneath you slant downwards as HK leads the way. At some points, the tunnel winds close to the ship's rusted hull. You try to ignore the large chunks of ice protruding from the hull, indicating past breaches. Hopefully they wouldn't open up again. You continue on through the tunnels, moving deeper and deeper, with the only source of light quickly becoming the glow from HK's eyes and the dim flame simmering on your flamethrower. And then you enter a large chamber, a section of the hold that seems to have been dug out. Something drips on your shoulder, and you instinctively look up, turning on your flashlight. You're met with the sigh of a giant black... THING hanging above you, stuck in the ice. You notice that parts of the ice had bee chipped away, exposing the body, where some sort of black ichor seeps out and pools on the ground below. This must have been that Invader Vahlen was talking about. It seemed almost... familiar somehow. "Contamination index reaching unsafe levels." HK stops and puts a hand to your chest. "Recommendation that you retreat. I'll flush the Viper out.">Follow HK's warning.>Assure her you'll be fine.>Other
>>3020718>Assure her you'll be fine.
>>3020718>Assure her you'll be fine.Let's agree not to bath in, or consume that ichor for the off chance of getting superpowers.
>>3020718>Assure her you'll be fine.>See if you can burn some of the black ichorI mean if we can get rid of some of it, it might bring the contamination down a tiny bit.
>>3020718>>Follow HK's warning.
Hell if we do follow her warning, we should at least trade weapons with her so she has the flamethrower, so she can flush out the BOW more effectively.
>>3020718>>Assure her you'll be fine.Going with the burning.>>3020726Who knows how much engineering it'll take to make sure Lewis and Lucina's kid isn't too corrupted. I find it funny that no matter what, after all that hard work to get a perfect human their kid will be a kitchen sink worth of genes.
>>3020747Who knows, maybe they'll be more Magical Girl than anything else. The interesting thing is the potential effects on the mother. IIRC, post-war MGs became enhanced humans. Maybe it'll give that to the mother temporarily?
>>3020718"Don't worry, HK. I'll be fine." You assure her. "We won't be down here long. Let's just keep going.""Affirmative." HK nods. "But I will keep a close eye on your vitals, regardless.""Thanks." You grin. "So uh, what do we do about this thing?""My standard programming would have me destroy the Invader in order to prevent any possible future harm it may cause." HK says simply. "Though I would defer to your decision.">Well, I heard Invaders were pretty flammable...>We'll flood the hold and permanently seal it in. >Let's get the Viper first and worry about that later.>Other
>>3020768>Let's get the Viper first and worry about that later.
>>3020768>Well, I heard Invaders were pretty flammable...That way, it'll draw out the Viper to us.
>>3020768>>Let's get the Viper first and worry about that later.
>>3020768>Well, I heard Invaders were pretty flammable...
>>3020768>>Well, I heard Invaders were pretty flammable...
Rolled 15, 6, 10 = 31 (3d20)>>3020768"Well, no sense leaving it around for someone else to find." You grunt as you arm your flamethrower. "I heard Invaders were pretty flammable.""My stored data supports that assertion." HK nods. "You're not planning to-"You shoot a burst of flame from your flamethrower, igniting the black ichor. The orange flames crawl up the walls towards the main body, providing more fuel.And then you hear a angry shriek from the tunnels...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>3020796
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>3020796Here comes the Snow!
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>3020796>>3020798>>3020799Oh fuck me, did we have a Hive Mind connection that we didn't know about?
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>3020796>>3020799>>3020798wat
Rolled 2, 2, 13 = 17 (3d20)>>3020796...
>>3020798>>3020799>>3020804This just seems statistically improbable. Someone must have pissed off the dice gods
>>3020807It's the presence of HUNK.Simple as that.
>>3020806The Viper leaps out of nowhere, striking you like an arrow as its head slams into your chest. The momentum continues, and you both slam into the ice. The ice shakes loose, and flaming Invader blood and ichor comes tumbling down on both of you. HK swings around to bring her gun in line, but a quick tail whip from the Viper sends her flying, smashing into the opposite end of the hold. The Viper then wraps its body around, you and starts to constrict, squeezing the air out of your lungs. Not only that, but its cold body practically sucks the warm out of yours, further sapping your strength. The world starts to grow dark and blurry, your vision fading-"My my, it looks like you're in quite the bind."This new voice you hear crystal clear, and you open your eyes. Time itself seems to have frozen, or at least slowed to a crawl. The Viper is still wrapped around you, head reared back and fangs bared, ready to finish you off. In the background, you could see HK scrambling to her feet. But you knew even with her enhanced speed and reflexes, there was no way she was going to make it in time.And then there was that black cat, nestled snugly on top of HK's head, using her beret like a makshift bed. Wait, since when did that get there?"You should feel fortunate, that I've decided to keep watching over you all this time." The voice continues. >Who the hell are you?>Wait, I remember you...>Other
>>3020824>>Who the hell are you?
>>3020824>>Wait, I remember you..."Imaginary Friend"?
>>3020824>Wait, I remember you...
>>3020824>Who the hell are you?>that black catFrom bad to worse.
>>3020824>>Wait, I remember you...
You know when shit has gone bad when dual nat 1s bring Loki back from the either.>>3020824>Who the hell are you?>Wait, I remember you...
>>3020824>>Wait, I remember you...It's time to wake up, Star Child.
>>3020843And here I thought that Loki would show up to HK to grant her a wish first.
>>3020824>Who the hell are you?
>>3020824"Wait, I remember you..." You frown. "...Loki?"You vaguely recall playing with a black cat when you were young. One you swore could talk to you. But ever since then, Mom had always maintained that the family never had a cat, and you were just imagining things. Maybe you were, but it seemed so real right now-"Ah, so you DO remember! Human memories can be so fallible, especially when you're young!" The black cat chuckles as he teleports from HK's head onto the Viper's, staring at you with those beady golden eyes. "We're at quite the interesting moment.""Moment?" You frown, staring back at the cat. "See, I was content to just stay back and watch your latent potential emerge. It was going to happen sooner or later." Loki chuckles as his tail flicks back and forth. "But this convergence of events... well... let's just say that it's going to happen sooner." "Potential? What the hell are you talking about?" You growl, trying to move, but like everything else, you were locked in time, only able to see, hear, and speak."You have absolutely no idea what Alice and Carol locked away within you." Loki huffs, as if offended. "The crystallization of everything Alice gained. The logical endpoint of her development!"Loki then pauses and glances back at you."My apologies, I got a tad carried away there. It's been AGES since I actually spoke to anyone." Loki leaps from the Viper's head down to your shoulder. He felt... warm. "There's two paths ahead of you, Lewis. You can accept what you are, and claim your birthright. Or... you can try to delay it just a bit. Leave your fate to the whims of chance. But the wheels are already turning, young Lewis. What has started cannot be stopped, so why not just hurry along things for a bit for your own benefit?"You look at Loki, smugly staring back at you. You look at the Viper, ready to land a killing blow on you. You look at HK, desperately trying to save you from certain death. >Accept Loki's offer. >Screw Loki. You figure out a way out of this.>Other
>>3020864>Screw Loki. You figure out a way out of this.
>>3020864>Accept Loki's offer.Well, if we turn into chaos spawn, at least it could look like a mess of flesh covered up by a pristine, marble and gilded coat.
>>3020864>Accept Loki's offer.ids habbeding
>>3020864>>Screw Loki. You figure out a way out of this.
>>3020864>>Accept Loki's offer.Time to do s Duck Dodgers says "Let's get dangerous!"
>>3020864>Accept Loki's offer.
>>3020871>Time to do s Duck Dodgers says "Let's get dangerous!"...that's not even the right animation company.
>>3020864>>Accept Loki's offer.>>3020868I will regret this choice if we do not get at least a nice shapely butt out of this Apotheosis.
>>3020864>>Accept Loki's offer.Excalibur Prime, here we go!
>>3020864>>Accept Loki's offer.FUCK IT LET'S GO
>>3020876Was it Darkwing Duck? I forget. I know its one of the two.
>>3020885It was Darkwing Duck.
>>3020864>>Accept Loki's offer.Birthright.... ok
>>3020807>L1A1/qst/ dice, like /tg/ dice before them, are only pseudo-random. The number is generated based on post time and date. Posts in extemely close succession like >>3020798 and >>3020799 can, and have in the past, come out identical. But >>3020804 was just plain bad luck.
>>3020893Bad luck eh?...
>>3020882Honestly wouldn't mind other kinds of Frames.Maybe Volt, Valkyr, Rhino, or maybe even Loki Prime
>>3020864"I guess I don't have much a choice, do I?' You grunt. "So... do your magic, then.""Oh no, I'm not going to do anything. This is all on you." Loki chuckles."Um... what do I do?" You blink. "It'll come to you, if my memory of human survival instinct is correct." Loki purrs. "It will come naturally to you, in your greatest moment of need. You just need to-let itin."And in that instant, time returns to normal. Your chest burns while your skin goes numb. The Viper's hissing fills your ears as HK tries to scramble to her feet. And... you feel... something. A warmth welling up inside of you, burning like a miniature sun. And you see...>A brilliant rainbow of light. Like looking into a kaleidoscope. >A dark, empty void. Endless and hungry.>Other
>>3020901>>A brilliant rainbow of light. Like looking into a kaleidoscope.
>>3020864>Accept Loki's offer.>>3020877>>3020882Nah, we Excalibur Proto Armor Skin now.
>>3020901>A dark, empty void. Endless and hungry.Hit me with that Black End Galaxy.
>>3020901>>A brilliant rainbow of light. Like looking into a kaleidoscope.The hunger sounds like it'll be higher maintenance
>>3020901>A dark, empty void. Endless and hungry.YOROKOBE, SHOUNEN!
>>3020901>A brilliant rainbow of light. Like looking into a kaleidoscope.Fuck aliens we magic now
>>3020901>A dark, empty void. Endless and hungry.
>>3020901>>A brilliant rainbow of light. Like looking into a kaleidoscope.Oh my... it's mother's power! But how would a Magical Boy work?!
>other"Everything turns a shade of red! And as the warmth wells up inside of you, you feel a surge of power and rage rush through your body."
>>3020901>>A dark, empty void. Endless and hungry.Excal Umbra baby
>>3020901>>A brilliant rainbow of light. Like looking into a kaleidoscope.Time for the return of an age of Glorious Golden Warriors. Though it would be cool if we could somehow incorporate both if they don't try to murder each other.
>>3020901>A brilliant rainbow of light. Like looking into a kaleidoscope.
>>3020917>But how would a Magical Boy work?!I mean, they've pretty much always been a part of the genre.
>>3020901>>A dark, empty void. Endless and hungry.
>>3020901>A brilliant rainbow of light. Like looking into a kaleidoscope
>>3020901https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCdbNDZDFmcYou see... light. A brilliant rainbow of light, like as if you were looking directly into a kaleidoscope. The intense burning sensation fades away, becoming something softer, more intimate. Like a hug from Mom, when you very little and scared of... something. Soon the light dims and fades away, and your vision returns to normal. You blink and find yourself kneeling on the ground, a brilliantly glowing dagger now clutched tightly in your hand. When did it get there?And then straight ahead, you see the Viper, flung into the ice by an unknown force. HK meanwhile was just standing there, a blank look on her face. Her eyes and facial expression seemed to be twitching unnaturally, as if she had suffered some sort of system error. Did... did you cause it?But the Viper was already starting to regain its senses, hissing at you with pure malice and... hate? You were getting that impression from it.Your right hand grips your rifle, the flamethrower still hissing, ready to go. The dagger in your left hand trembles and wriggles, as if trying to break loose and fly straight at the Viper. >Set this bitch on fire. >End it>Other
>>3020901>>>A brilliant rainbow of light. Like looking into a kaleidoscope.
>>3020944>Set this bitch on fire.
>>3020944>>End itTime to PURGE
>>3020944>END IT RIGHTLY
>>3020944>>Set this bitch on fire.
>>3020944>>End itOh boy!
So...who should we tell about our newfound powers?I bet if Sam found out, she'd try to find ways to milk us for all our worth. And make Nemo experiment on us everyday.
>>3020963Hank would probably have a field day with this news. Maybe tell us stories from years ago during The War.
>>3020963Mom, Carol, maybe Lucina.
>>3020963Mom, because she needs to know and start teaching us what NOT to do ASAP so we don't fuck up too badly with these powers. Hopefully there's some kind of secure line we can call her from.
>>3020971There is. She's called Carol.
>>3020973Oh yeah, we need to get super serious Carol to talk to in order to learn The Truth.
>>3020944All it takes is one swipe, and the Viper is just... gone. And so is a large chunk of the hull. You blink as you get hit the face with freezing seawater, and the dagger in your hand is suddenly gone. In fact, all of your strength seems to disappear along with it, and you collapse to the ground the hold starting to fill with icy seawater. Thankfully, HK seems to have finally rebooted, and she swoops in to the rescue, scooping you up and carrying you out of the flooding hold. You hear watertight bulkheads slamming shut. You feel the entire ship groan and creak, the extra weight of the seawater weighing it down. "Lewis, your vitals are in a critical state." HK explains to you. "Can you respond?"You look up to her and try to say something, but you can't seem to form words in your mouth. "This is quite serious, then." HK frowns."What happened?" Vahlen yelps, scrambling towards you and HK, the armored case still securely in her grip. "I felt something shake the ship and now the whole thing is sinking!""Insufficient data for a conclusive answer." HK says grimly. "Structural integrity of this ship is now failing. We need to evacuate immediately.""The blizzard hasn't subsided yet." Vahlen says as she does a quick, cursory examination of you. "Is he hurt?"Insufficient data for a conclusive answer." HK replies. "All right, then we must move." Vahlen mutters. "But if we try to make for the coast, your partner might freeze to death. Perhaps we should head to the Umbrella outpost....?""Negative. That would be the first place your possible killers would search." HK flatly refuses. "If we leave now, we can possibly make it when our extraction arrives.">Head for the rendezvous.>Head for the outpost.>Maybe you can hitch a ride with HUNK and SOPMOD?>Other
>>3020983>Head for the rendezvous.
>>3020983>>Head for the rendezvous.
>>3020983>Head for the rendezvous.No time to ponder over the mystery of our family, time to leave.
>>3020983>>Head for the rendezvous.Gogogo!!!
>>3020983>>>Head for the rendezvous.
>>3020962>posting shit-tier Shikinami peasantry>and not the glorious Sohryu master race>>3020983>Head for the rendezvous.Protocol 2. Uphold the mission.
>>3021002>6MB gifI wasn't even aware they raised the limit on those. But these days webm is the superior choice.
>>3021007It's what I had on hard drive and I didn't feel like hunting, but very nice.Seriously though, Rebuild's pretty as all get out to look at, but it has yet to match the technical and narrative beauty of that fucking scene.
>>3020983"We need... to leave." You manage to wheeze. "To the rendezvous." "Affirmative." HK nods."You can't be serious!" Vahlen gasps. "In his condition-""I cannot disobey his orders, Doctor." HK replies simply. "If he chooses to head to the rendezvous, then that is what we will do.""If that's what you wish..." Vahlen says nervously. "Lewis, your clothing is compromised." HK says as she starts shrugging her jacket off. "I'll contribute some of my own to keep you warm. I'm better suited to withstand the elements, anyways.">You're glad for the bit of extra warmth.>You need HK at 100%>Other
>>3021021>You're glad for the bit of extra warmth.
>>3021021>>You're glad for the bit of extra warmth.
>>3021021>>You're glad for the bit of extra warmth.It's only logical to do this, since Lewis is seriously incapacitated, and HK can simply produce more waste heat as a robot anyways. Generally it's extreme heat that troubles machines, not cold.
>>3021021>>You're glad for the bit of extra warmth.Don't strip on our account, please.
Now that I think about it, there is one way we could try combining the best of both power sets, though it may be a bit /d/.Carol and Lewis should have some good compatibility for some sibling combos.She could shapeshift into, or create an armor or weapon for Lewis to use, while he could try to imbue her with Magical Girl energy to increase her effectiveness.I don't think it should be too bad for both of them. Carol has more Invader in her than Magical Girl, while Lewis has more Magical Girl than Invader. I think it should bring out the best of both worlds.
>>3021021You simply nod, and HK takes off her jacket and wraps it around you. You can instantly feel the difference as HK mounts you on her back and trudges into the snow, Vahlen in tow.>Roll 1d20+2
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>3021056
Rolled 18 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>3021056
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>3021056Wonder if we can Waifu the scientist as well?
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>3021056
>>3021056Thankfully, you manage to stay conscious throughout the whole trip. HK continues to plod along through the wind and snow, overclocking her own systems to generate as much heat as possible, not just for her own benefit, but yours as well. Finally, after what seems like ages, you reach the rendezvous point. Out this close to the coast, you've actually outpaced the blizzard the skies clears up. Even more thankfully, you see the helicopter waiting for you. HK quickly piles you into the back while Vahlen follows closely. The helicopter then takes off, finally taking you away from this cold land. "Lewis, would you allow me to examine you?" Vahlen asks. "I am a licensed medical professional as well, after all."HK eyes Vahlen warily.Meanwhile, your body was still lacking energy, but it felt like it was being torn to pieces as, well, every square inch aching horribly. >Sure, you need to know what's wrong with you.>No way. You don't fully trust her right now.>Other
>>3021073>Sure, you need to know what's wrong with you.
>>3021073>>Sure, you need to know what's wrong with you.
>>3021073>No way. You don't fully trust her right now.
>>3021073>Sure, you need to know what's wrong with you.>tfw We essentially did what the cult leader wanted to do in Alice's quest, but without artificial means.
>>3021073>>No way. You don't fully trust her right now.No no no no. No doctors until we get mom here. this shit is WAY too much for her to know when she's not someone we know much about. Who knows how info she learns could leak, willingly or not. We'd be risking not just us, but also mom and Carol if we let her examine us.
>>3021073>>No way. You don't fully trust her right now.>>3021082True, but who knows how long this will be affecting Lewis. Last thing we need is to give Carol and Alice a heart attack with Lewis in terrible condition.
>>3021073>>Sure, you need to know what's wrong with you.Tell anyone about what you've seen today, Vally, and you'll find out where the snake went.
>>3021073>>No way. You don't fully trust her right now.
I'm guessing that Lewis is the kind of guy that names his attacks.Maybe if that knife grows into a full length sword, he could call it: EXALTED BLADEI just hope there's nothing wrong with him since iirc, only women could use magic.
>>3021082Come on, this is the good doctor Vahlen. She’s trustworthy. Nothing can go wrong. What’s the worst that could happen? Besides we kinda rescued her.
>>3021073You only manage a nod, but that's enough to get HK to back off."All right, this won't take long." Vahlen says as she leans forward, zipping your jacket open. "Hm, some signs of minor physical trauma, but nothing that would explain your symptoms."Vahlen then reaches into her bag and brings out a small injector gun, pressing it against your chest. "This will just inject a simple diagnostic sensor." Vahlen explains as she pulls the trigger. You flinch.Vahlen the takes out her laptop and glances at her screen. You can see her eyes flitting back and forth on the screen. "Hm, it seems like your immune system is starting to reject your biomod." Vahlen explains and pauses. "In fact, I don't detect ANY immune suppressants in your system, which is... quite odd.""Never seemed to need them." You croak."Well, you do need some now." Vahlen says calmly as she takes a syringe out of her case. "Thankfully I always keep a little for emergencies."Vahlen moves to inject you, but pauses and glances at HK, who gives a slight nod. You wince at the injection, but you immediately start to feel better. Well, at least you weren't feel like you being torn apart at the cellular level now. "That should handle the pain for now, but I suggest a more thorough evaluation at a proper medical facility." Vahlen says as she packs up her gear. "And, in return for destroying my creation..."Vahlen reaches into her case and takes out a small, black box, handing it over to HK. "My payment."However, that's just about when you lose consciousness...>And that's it for tonight! We'll continue things on Saturday, so don't miss it!
>>3021104Thanks for running Merc!
>>3021104Thanks for the run, boss!Can't wait for the super serious fun family talk they're gonna have.>>3021099Considering how things are turning out, we're not turning into a warframe anytime soon without some rather significant alterations.
>>3021112Say what would Lewis look like if he has a MG transformation sequence. What would our mother and Carol react. What about Lucina? Even Hank on that matter?
>>3021104Thanks for running!
>>3021170If he does have one, the real question is if it just gives him a cool new outfit/form, or turns him into a cute girl.The reactions should be rather great to see. I'm interested in how Lucina would take the news.
>>3021537>she'd be embarrassed that magical girl lewis has bigger chest than heron a marginally more serious note, I'd have preferred just a flashy uniform made of love and friendship
>>3021667I just want something extremely fashionable and stylish.
>>3021537>Mother: I swear I'm going to kill that cat.>Carol: Squeeeee! I have a big sister now>Lucina: Lewis I have several questions about you...>HK:ERROR... REBOOTING>Boss: PERFECT! You will be our PR for my company!>Nemo: I think I'm dreaming right now *goes back to sleep*>Hank: *secretly takes picture for future... references.At least in my imagination.
>>3021104Merc, are HUNK and Sopmod okay? Are they mad we won the race? Can we hang out?
>>3021892Well, you sort of left in quite the hurry so you'll have to find out later!
>>3022009>>3021892Aw shit, SOPMOD's gonna kidnap us, we both end up on the island with the Ashfords, and it turns into a teamup with HK and HUNK to get their respective partners back.
>>3021537>>3021667If we do transform, we better give ourselves a more appropriate name for it as well as something to hide our identity. No telling how many people would want Lewis' genetic samples for bioweapons.
>>3022140I'm putting in my vote that Lewis should look like a Bloodborne Hunter while transformed.
>>3022164If he choose the 'dark, empty void' maybe. In fact that might even be fitting if that vote also came with ways to gain strength via killing and taking in 'essence' of some kind.
>>3022164Why?What's the connection here?I mean yeah, Bloodborne is cool, but I just don't get why anons constantly want to ape its style even in settings where it would be completely out of place visually.
>>3022164Pretty good. Maybe mix in a bit of weird organic stuff like Mesa since we're seemingly bingeing on warframes.>>3021537>>3021667If we can spawn infinite clothes, we could give Luci some.
>>3022245Fair enough. Still, I find it fitting given how Lewis is a Hunter who kills rogue BOWs as a living rather than being a high school schoolgirl.Just my two-cents.
>>3022254Because in Bloodborne the Hunters are individuals with eldritch-horror blood who slay monstrosities.Lewis is a Hunter with biomods and one hell of a spliced genetic make-up who kills genetically engineered monstrosities.The parallels are rather obvious, but I have no issue with differing to what Merc/the majority of players decide on what Lewis' 'outfit' will be; if there is one at all.
>>3022255Who needs magical girl clothes when she can wear a cool sci-fi combat suit?
>>3022280Who needs a sci-fi combat suit when you can just turn into the firearms messiah?
>>3022277Well, except we went the Magical route for our abilities instead of the Invader DNA one. And most of Bloodborne's visual style is due to it being a pseudo-Victorian English setting.
>>3022300I know, but considering there was discussion about it I figured I could put up the suggestion. Mainly 'cause someone brought up protecting Lewis' anonymity and pic related is rather good at covering up the face/body.
>>3022300>>3022317Isn't the standard magical girl outfit a sailor fuku or idol dress? Seems like the closest thing would be a gakuran or a male idol outfit.Soma fits the style I'm thinking of fairly well.
>>3022327That could work.
>>3021104You don't really remember much of what happened after you passed out. Just... fuzzy clouds. A few rays of light. Scattered images that fade away right before you can make any sense of them. Finally, your eyes manage to pry themselves open, and you instantly regret it as your blinded by a bright white light overhead. Soon, you eyes begin to adjust, and you find yourself...>Back in your apartment.>The office infirmary.>Home....>Other
>>3023205>>The office infirmary.
>>3023205>>Home....Home is Best! Don't be somewhere else for mom!
>>3023205>The office infirmary.
>>3023241Lewis may need to be firm in wanting answers.
>>3023205>Home, with your head on mom's lap
>>3023205>>OtherI vote for a hospital room where mom has connections...
>>3023205And you find yourself in your room. Your... old room. The one you had lived in when you were a kid, with Mom, Dad, and Carol...."Finally awake, huh?"You turn you gaze to the side, where you could see Mom sitting in a chair, cigarette in her mouth. A real one. It wasn't let, but it looked like she was fighting the urge to, a lighter continually being palmed around in her hands. She also looked completely haggard, as if she hadn't been sleeping for days. And to her side, leaning against the wall was a fully loaded assault rifle, read to be picked up at a moment's notice. You didn't see Carol or HK present, though. "Mom...?" You croak. "You're going to tell me just WHAT THE HELL happened down there." Mom growls. "Every. Detail. Now."Your heart stopped cold. The intense tone of her voice indicated that Mom was being serious. Dead serious. You've actually never seen her so on edge in your life, and it honestly kind of scared you. >Just tell her everything.>Frankly, YOU'RE the one that needs the explanation.>Other
>>3023312>I was right! We did have a cat!
>>3023312>Just tell her everything.
>>3023312>OtherTouka koukan - equivalent exchange.
>>3023312>OtherSame to you Mom. Every detail. No more secrets.
>>3023312>"Once I've told you, you explain everything. I can't be left in the dark when I'm glowing and shooting lasers out my ass.">Tell her everything, then get answers.
How upset should we be with learning that our childhood imaginary friend was actually real, and Alice/Carol keeping the truth hidden?>>3023312>>Frankly, YOU'RE the one that needs the explanation.
>>3023312>>Just tell her everything.>>Frankly, YOU'RE the one that needs the explanation.a bit of both with support for >>3023315and that we sparkle now.
>>3023312>>Frankly, YOU'RE the one that needs the explanation.>>3023315Also this.
>>3023312>>Just tell her everything.Yes mommy! Oh god I hope she's not too angry!
>>3023312>>Frankly, YOU'RE the one that needs the explanation.Also: >>3023315
>>3023312>>Just tell her everything.
>>3022317I wouldn't mind a White Phyrexian style mask in lieu of a mask of Black carapace.
>>3023312>Frankly, YOU'RE the one that needs the explanation.What's worse, learning that your mother and sister were keeping a secret about you even as an adult, or learning it from the cat they claimed never existed?
>>3023312"Frankly, Mom." You grunt as you sit up in your bed. Your body was still a bit sore, but not the explosion of pain it was earlier. "I think you owe me an explanation, too. I mean, we really did have a cat!"Mom's eye twitches at the mention of a cat."And he was telling me stuff about this hidden potential I had and how... how..." You give mom a cautious look. "How you and Carol locked it away."Mom just stares at you long and hard before giving a long, tired sigh. "I was hoping it wouldn't have to come to his. I didn't want you making the same mistakes I did." Mom stands up and sits on the side of the bed. She reaches her hand out and softly ruffles your hair. "When you were born, I was so happy... and so scared. I suspected that you wouldn't turn out... 'normal' like everybody else, because of me. Because of mistakes I made when I was a dumb kid.""What are you talking about?" You ask curiously. "I was a Magical Girl, Lewis." Mom sighs as she takes the cigarette out of her mouth and flicks it away. "A lifetime ago.">Holy crap.>I always sorta suspected...>Other
>>3023418>>I always sorta suspected...>I mean that stare, you having no real history, the fact sis has literally all the powers associated with the scariest intruders....>Details, now, please.
>>3023418>>Other... I watched a lot of magical girl shows mom. There were differences between them. Were you the 'fuck no I'm a magical girl' or 'fuck yeah I'm a magical girl'
>>3023418>...>...sssoooooo did you have a frilly dress and shit or what?
>>3023418>>Holy crap.>>3023433also this
>>3023430This one. Kinda teasing and some smidge of truth.
>>3023418>>Holy crap.This -> >>3023433
>>3023418>I always sorta suspected...with some >>3023430
>>3023418>>Holy crap.Whaaaaaat. No. Really?
>>3023433>>3023430Supporting both, we can totally have both.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>3023418...
How the hell are we gonna explain all of this to Lucina without blowing her mind that our family consists of an ex-magical girl, an Alien Hybrid that loves to eat things, and us, a person who just found out we have magical powers and a bit of Alien blood in our veins.
>>3023497Simple, we don't until we're stuck in a situation where she demands at lewdpoint to force us to talk.
>>3023497Right now, she works for Umbrella. We don't.
>>3023473"Holy crap." You pause, trying to process this revelation, when it hits you. "So... did you have a frilly dress and shit or what?""The frilliest and the prettiest." Mom chuckles as she smacks you in the side of the head."But I thought all the Magical Girls lost their powers at the end of the war." You frown. "They did. Most of them, anyways. I was a bit special." Mom holds her hand out, and a dagger made out of rainbow crystal, glowing brilliantly with light, materializes. "My magic ain't what it used to be, but it never fully went away. Courtesy of the goddamn cat.""Loki was your Companion, wasn't he?" You blink, the pieces falling together. "Bingo. Annoying little bastard." Mom nearly spits. "Anyways, that's not all."Mom pulls up one of her sleeves and flexes her arm. Immediately, her arm turns black, encased in chitinous armor, the fingers ending in wicked claws. "Now, I know what you're thinking, but it's not a biomod. Well, not a traditional one." Mom sighs. "I lost the old one in an... accident, and Auntie Egan helped grow a new one, but she used some of Carol's DNA to do it...""What, what exactly IS Carol?" You ask, raising an eyebrow."She basically an Invader, with a bit of my DNA thrown in." Mom grumbles. "So, still my daughter, in a sense. Still your sister, definitely.""So, you're a Magical Girl with Invader DNA...?" You frown as you start putting the connections together."Pretty much." Mom nods. "And unfortunately, it looks like you inherited all that shit from me, as well.">This is so wrong.>What are you talking about? That sounds amazing!>Other
>>3023502Did Dad know?
>>3023502>So what the fuck happens next? I can't exactly put the stuff back into Pandora's Box.
>>3023502>>What are you talking about? That sounds amazing!WOOHOO!!! I'm part alien AND magical!
>>3023502Shit this is a good one. Going with: >>3023510Technically, wouldn't that make Carol like...20 years older than Lewis?
>>3023502>Write-inI won't have to worry to be transform as a cute little girl with frilly dress right?
>>3023502>>What are you talking about? That sounds amazing!Does this mean I'm a Magical Boy? Do I have to wear a dress?
>>3023502>Damn, so I'm just a bit of fuckin' everything, huh?>...Wait, shit, I don't have to do poses or anything now, do I? I mean I might if I come up with something cool, but I want the option.
>>3023502>>This is so wrong.
>>3023502Adding on the: "are we gonna turn into a girl?" Question.>>3023499We should probably get her out of the company soon. Lest she's used as leverage.
>>3023512Alien horror and magical girlWe Sailor LV-426 now
>>3023502>>What are you talking about? That sounds amazing!Plus >>3023510
>>3023502My Biomod started getting rejected. So now I need to juggle:A:Immuno-suppressantsB:Being magicC:Being part alienD:Keeping all that a secret… I could use some advice on not blowing myself and others to smithereens with a rainbow.
>>3023525>QMC: "In the name of Hank I will punish you!">Hank: "If it wasn't for this walking toaster I'd be strangling your dumbass right about now."
>>3023547We could probably ditch the biomods and use our invader bits for that instead. Of course, there's the question of if biomods are supposed to be removable.
>>3023502>This is so wrong.
>>3023547At least our magic, and alien sides aren't attacking each other like an immune system believing its own cells are foreign invaders.
>>3023502"What are you talking about? That sounds amazing!" You grin and then pause. "Wait, does that mean I'll turn into a girl?""No, and you shouldn't be happy about this." Mom grunts as she smacks you in the side of the head again. "Showing magic potential, that attractions attention. All sorts of wrong attention. I'd rather you never find out you had it.""Well, that pandora's box has been opened." You sigh. "Which is why I'm here. To teach you how to hide it." Mom grumbles. "Your robobuddy was also saying something about biomod failure.""That's right, my body just started rejecting by biosensor..." You nod."Not surprising. Your magic circuits activating also triggered your dormant Invader parts." Mom sighs. "Just a second."Mom clamps her Invader arm on your shoulder and closes her eyes. She mutters something under her breath, and suddenly, you started to feel much better. Like a weight was lifted off of your chest. You could breathe freely now."What was-?""A side effect of keeping your Invader side suppressed." Mom grunts. "Had to make some adjustments, but the blocks are all gone now.""Blocks?" You narrow your eyes."Me and Carol... well, Loki wasn't wrong." Mom turns her gaze away from you. "When you were little, you started showing off so much transformation that we we afraid you'd lose control of it. So.... me and Carol suppressed it your abilities. Locked them away."Mom draws her arm away from you and just stares at her own black, armored limb, her face fraught with concern. >I understand>You had no right>Other
>>3023586It's just doing it to our Biomod.
>>3023523>leverageNot the worst thing Wesker could do to her. Like being forcefully turned into a bioweapon to the point of not being recognizable to us.>>3023590>>I understandHow bad was it?
>>3023590>I understand>Did dad know about it?
>>3023590>I Understand.>Did dad know about all of this or was i the only one left in the dark?
>>3023590>>I understandYeah... that would've been too crazy to trust a child to know the significance of or hide properly.
>>3023590>I understandI'm also curious about how bad it was
>>3023593Then we're going to have to purify her, and put her mind at peace with the power of love!
>>3023590"I understand." You nod. "Shit, all this stuff is kinda scaring me NOW. I know you and Carol are always trying to look out for me.""You're taking this a lot easier than I thought you would." Mom frowns. "Well, I guess it sorta helps we're already in pretty crazy times, huh?" You shrug. "I guess." Mom chuckles. "If I knew biomods would be such a huge thing, maybe I wouldn't have worried so much." "So did Dad know?" You ask."...yeah." Mom nods. "I told him everything before we tied the knot, and... he just accepted it all. Didn't hold anything against me. Honestly didn't deserve him.""Mom-""That's enough about him." Mom rubs at one of her eyes and gets up. "There's also the matter of your little robobuddy.""What about HK?" You blink, trying to get up. "She definitely saw you doing your... magic thing. Thankfully, it seemed to scramble her programming so she's got no memory of it but... well... I'm gonna ask Egan to wipe that mission from her memory, just to be safe.""You're going to tamper with her memory? Just like that?" You gasp."She saw too much, Lewis." Mom takes a deep sigh. "And, well, that's the thing about robots, even Dolls. Easily rewritable memories.">I think that's for the best.>I'm not going to let that happen.>Other
>>3023667>>I'm not going to let that happen.>>
>>3023667>>I'm not going to let that happen.
>>3023667>>I'm not going to let that happen
>>3023667>I'm not going to let that happen.
>>3023667>>I'm not going to let that happen.She's gonna learn to tolerate our Invader side.
>>3023667>>I think that's for the best.Yeah, better that she's not at risk for knowing too much, at least until we have a better grasp and control on our magic and other powers.
>>3023667>I think that's for the best.
>>3023667>I'm not going to let that happen.Mom no. If you remove that you may as well remove it all and scrap her. Because if you remove one mission she's not gonna stop at nothing to find out, and if you reset her to factory settings then you may as well kill her because I won't live with the fact that I just let my partner mentally die and there's someone else walking around in their body.
>>3023667>I'm not going to let that happen.Protect robofu
>>3023667"I'm not going to let that happen." You grunt as you manage to get out of your bed. "HK's not just a robot. She's my partner.""You do realize, if anybody pulls that data out of her-""Then it's a result of my choice and I'll deal with it." You finish. Mom just gives you a long and hard stare before nodding. "Fine. You're a grown up, too. Get dressed and get to the kitchen. Springfield's getting breakfast ready.""Where's Carol and HK?" You wonder."Patrolling the grounds." Mom replies as she walks out. "Had to give 'em something to do other than sitting around fretting over you."Guess that made sense.>Might as well get some breakfast, then.>You at the very least want to let them both know you're okay.>Other
>>3023739>You at the very least want to let them both know you're okay.
>>3023739>>You at the very least want to let them both know you're okay.
>>3023739>>You at the very least want to let them both know you're okay.Let's hope Carol won't go full Hug Monster again.
>>3023739>You at the very least want to let them both know you're okay.Carol will be worrying anyway, and HK is programmed to protect us.
>>3023739>>Might as well get some breakfast, then.
>>3023739>>Might as well get some breakfast, then.Also might wanna tune into the news to see what's been going on in Racoon since we've been out cold.
>>3023739"Nah, I want to let them know that I'm okay, at least." You grunt as you get up to your feet."Fine, fine, but don't blame me if Carol breaks your spine again." Mom rolls her eyes."Oh come on, she's learned her lesson!" You laugh as you open the front door->Roll 1d20
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>3023798
Rolled 7, 6 = 13 (2d20)>>3023798AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>3023798What could possibly go wrong?
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>3023802FUCKING DAMN COCKSUCKING DICE SYSTEM FUCKING WITH ME AGAIN AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>3023798
>>3023798Fortunately, you had already predicted Carol's move and sidestep just as she dives through the door in an attempt to hug you. Your sister slides across the floor, bashing into the wall and shaking the whole house, but there's a big smile on her face."Lewie! You're okay!" She squeals."Yeah, I guess so-" You're interrupted as Carol reels you in with a tentacled arm. "I was so worried!" She cries, holding you close. "You were all messed up and everything and I didn't know what to do-""I told him everything, Carol." Mom sighs. "And I undid the blocks. No point keeping them around now that his magic's awakened.""Oh OH! That means we can teach him how to shift!" Carol says happily."Careful there, he's still gotta get readjusted to it." Mom cautions. "I see that Lewis has made a full recovery." HK says as she steps up, rifle slung loosely under her shoulder.She just blankly looks at you, and then to Carol. You're not totally sure what was going in her digital mind but... >It's nice to see you too, HK.>You have permission to hug.>Other
>>3023827>You have permission to hug.Just in case, we are not an Omega level BOW.
>>3023827>You have permission to hug.>Also it's nice to see you again HK.
>>3023827>You have permission to hug.
>>3023827>>You have permission to hug.
>>3023827>thank her for getting you back.
>>3023827>You have permission to hug.and >>3023862
>>3023827"You have permission to hug, too, HK." You laugh.HK pauses and sheepishly takes a step forward.However, Carol is too impatient, and swings her other arm out to nab and reel HK in to the group hug. HK is just barely able to awkwardly wrap her arms around you. "Isn't this nice?" You laugh."Possibly." HK mumbles. "I still do not know the proper response.""There doesn't need to be one!" Carol giggles. "All right, Carol, let 'em go. It's time to eat." Mom sighs as she walks into the kitchen. A scent of pancakes and syrup wafts through the briefly open doorway."Okaaaaay!" Carol says as she lets both you and HK go and dashes into the kitchen after Mom.So now it's just you and HK. She just looks at your curiously, ready to follow your lead.>Breakfast time.>Ask HK if she remembers what happened.>Other
>>3023891>Breakfast time.We'll ask HK later in a more private setting.
>>3023891>>Breakfast time.I just hope our friends back in the city don't worry too much about our absence. I bet Lucina misses us messing around with her.We should try to annoy her to make up for lost time, and fill our quota.
If we're magic does that mean we can make HK a real girl?
>>3023891>Breakfast time.>>3023904Seems more up in Loki's alley in all honesty.
>>3023891Well, you suppose it was time for breakfast, especially now that your hunger was hitting you full force. Goddamn, how long were you out, exactly?"C'mon, HK." You motion for her to follow you as you enter into the kitchen. "Why hello there!" A woman you've never seen before greets you. She looked to be the epitome of the motherly caretaker, being tall, beautiful, and quite a bit stacked. "Your, uh, caretaker, I guess?" You look to Mom."Oh right." Mom's already scarfing down a pancake and she quickly swallows. "Lewis, this is Springfield. Springfield, this is my son Lewis. Treat him nice.""Why of course!" Springfield smiles and pulls out a chair. "Have a seat! Everything is already prepared!" Sure enough, you see the table in front of you is already set, with a plate stacked high with steam hot pancakes, butter, syrup, and other toppings set to the side on smaller plates. Carol was meanwhile shoveling pancakes into your mouth as fast as possible, only resort to proper table manners whenever Mom shot her a nasty look. "And HK, would you like to join us?" Springfield says cheerfully. "As I said before, I'm a T-Doll. I have no use for ingestion." HK shakes her head. "Well then, why not help with the dishes then?" Springfield suggests. "Affirmative." HK nods.>Let HK do her thing. >Request she sit at the table with you.>Other
>>3023946>>Request she sit at the table with you.Was this even an option, Merc?
>>3023946>Request that she sit at the table with you for a small while.Not too long, just so that we get a rough update from her before she goes off cleaning.
>>3023946>Let HK do her thing.
>>3023946>>Let HK do her thing.Let the T-Dolls hang out together
>>3023946>>Let HK do her thing.
>>3023946>Request she sit at the table with you.
>>3023946You let HK go off to help Springfield with the kitchen work, focusing on getting some damn food in your belly finally. "So, after all lthat's happened. are you still going to stay a Hunter?" Mom asks, almost casually, with a certain hope."Mom!" Carol tuts. "It's an honest question. I'm not trying to pressure him out of it." Mom sighs. "Well, Lewis?">A hiccup like this isn't going to stop me.>I'm still thinking about it. >Other
>>3023983>>A hiccup like this isn't going to stop me.
>>3023983>A hiccup like this isn't going to stop me.
>>3023983>A hiccup like this isn't going to stop me.>What's my alternative? House husband?
>>3023983>A hiccup like this isn't going to stop me.>What's my alternative? House husband?It's too hard to resist.
>>3023983>>I'm still thinking about it.might need some time to train the magic and invader powers to prevent things like accidental flare-ups in public.
>>3024000It truly is gold.
>>3023983Absolutely. Sudden change of my path now would be suspicious.Besides what else should I be doing? Become a vigilante with rainbow love lasers smiting injustice? No offense, that does sound kinda awesome but you were right about attention.I think for now best I can do is keep with business as usual.Although it would be nice if you showed me the ropes mom, so I don’t screw up in a pinch.
>>3023983"A hiccup like this isn't going to stop me." You grunt as your pour some extra golden syrup on your pancakes. "Besides, what else am I gonna do? Be a house husband?""Ugh, I could list off a lot of safer professions that use similar skillsets, but you're obviously not going to listen." Mom groans. "Fine, but you better keep everything you learned on the down low. Nobody else can know.""Even Nemo and Lucina?" You raise an eyebrow."ESPECIALLY Nemo and Lucina." Mom grunts. "Magic is supposed to be extinct, and a lot of people would prefer it that way. Just the mere knowledge that it isn't completely gone is enough to put a target on your back.">I guess that makes sense.>That's not right at all.>Other
>>3024020>That's not right at all.
>>3024020>I guess that makes sense.
>>3024020>That makes sense.
>>3024020>>I guess that makes sense.Totally agreed.
>>3024020>That's not right at all.We'll have to tell Lucina once we waifu her.
>>3024020>I don't like it, but...I guess that makes sense.The thought of Magical Wesker legit scares me. And not in the funny way.
>>3024020She doesn't still look super young right?
>>3024020"I guess that makes sense." You grumble. "Nemo might get weird ideas and Lucina already has enough to worry about on her plate.""Glad you understand." Mom nods. "Anyways, Auntie Egan will come over to do another checkup on you. Then I guess we send you home before anybody get's suspicious. As far as anybody knows, you're on sick leave.">I can't wait to get back.>I can stay for a couple more days, can't I?>Other
>>3024048>>I can stay for a couple more days, can't I?We really should get some basic training in to know how to hide and use the powers. The fact that we can excuse it as a sick leave makes this the perfect opportunity for it too.
>>3024048>I can't wait to get back.
>>3024048>I can stay for a couple more days, can't I?
>>3024048>>I can't wait to get back.
>>3024020>that’s not right>but I understand>>3024034And we will, but in the meantime it would be another secret she would have to keep on our behalf. I trust her but it would put her in extra danger.On the other hand, the risk might be worth the show of trust and give her chance to prepare rather than having to synchronize cover when it’s needed. Maybe next time we speak in a secure environment we can agree on policy of how much we want to expose the other party to truth that could place them in trouble. After all if she finds herself in position where she has to risk her neck for us, it’s better for her to know than not to.
>>3024048>>I can stay for a couple more days, can't I?
>>3024051Well I don't even think we necessarily need to train the magic so much as we definitely need to figure out how to handle our body morphy stuff so we don't like accidentally grow an extra arm or get heart pupils or something while we're talking to a Waifu
>>3024048"I can stay for a couple more days, can't I?" You ask."Ah, well... I guess you could." Mom grunts, quite obviously taken off guard by your question."Oh, that would be simply wonderful!" Springfield hums. "We get so few visitors, you know!""Don't remind me." Mom grunts eliciting a laugh from Carol."Mommy, you should really try dating again!" Carol giggles. "Oh HELL no." Mom grunts, her face turning red. "The first time was hard enough. I'm not putting myself through that again!" You just smile at the little scene when HK taps you on the shoulder. "Lewis, it looks like you're receiving a call." She says, handing you your phone. Guess she was keeping an eye on it this whole time. "Thanks, HK." You nod as you check the caller ID.>Lucina>Hank>The Boss>UNKNOWN CALLER>Other
>>3024082>>UNKNOWN CALLERHmm... better that we receive the mystery call while mom is right next to us in case it's from someone she knows...
>>3024082>>UNKNOWN CALLERMystery box lets go
>>3024082>LucinaI'm not choosing the trap option.
>>3024082Uh oh, looks like we got a spread of votes so let's narrow things down!>The Boss>Unknown
>>3024082I really hope it’s not wesker
>>3024112>>The BossI don't want no boxes right now.
>>3024063Not mentioning how this could affect our future together. She could possibly have a shit ton of fun playing with our shifting abilities, and dressing us up.
>>3024112You check the ID and see that the call was coming from the Boss, of all people. You were beginning to wonder why she would go through the trouble of personally calling you, but then again, you were off on a "vacation" for who knows how long now. Though, she was probably not all that worried about you but instead angry over you not showing up to work. "Hey Boss." You say as you answer your phone. "What's up?""Lewis! About time you picked up!" The Boss groans. "How much longer are you going to be on sick leave? We're drowning in jobs, AND debt!! Without our main earner, we're kind of in a bind here!""Sorry, I'll have to be away for a tad bit longer." You sigh. "How are things going at the office?""Come back and find out!" The Boss grunts and she hangs up.Well, you suppose everything's fine for now. "All right Lewis, come on." Mom says as she gets up and puts a hand on your shoulder. "We got a lot to take care of before you go heading off."That you do...>And that's all for tonight! Come back Friday for the next thread!
>>3024143Thanks for running merc
>>3024132>Lucina having as much fun with kid Lewis as he did with little Lucina, or asking if he could try out different forms ranging from the manly to the very, very androgynous>>3024143Thanks for the run, Merc!Can't wait to see how we'll develop our powers. Maybe we can somehow produce weapons and armor for our allies by shedding our skin, or blend both of our powers together to cover their weaknesses?
So does this mean that when we get stuck against a wall, we can pull out the stops and full Super Hero?I can certainly imagine Lewis being a mundane Hunter by day, but by night he becomes a vigilante tracking down the movements of Megacorps.Plus, that can lead to playing around with Lucina at all times of the day!
>>3024763If she finds out that we've been stacking tons of work on her day and night, there'll be hell to pay.But it would be entertaining to reveal our secret. Maybe we can get Carol in on the act? Secretly have Carol shift to look like Lewis, and Lewis to look like Carol to mess with Lucina before Lewis assuming Luci's appearance.
>>3027403I wouldn't mind if Lewis only has Magical Girl powers since Carol has the Invader thing going already. Kind of a balance.
>>3028367We should see if we could imbue our ammunition with magic as a subtle way to use it.
>>3028652Now I want to see Lucina wearing Tank Strikers.
>>3027403>Lewis assuming Luci's appearance.Sounds like an easy way for Lewis to be punished after she asks, "How long have you been capable of doing that?"And then Lewis is punished to be Lucina's personal mirror whenever she demands it.
>>3028652we should see if we can power up hk with magic.