You are Yamada Ken, a NEET reincarnated as a [Mob] character, tasked to grant [Happiness] to the [Main Character] Nakamura Eiji and his female partners.But Nakamura Eiji has just stated a firm ‘no’ to a confession that hasn’t even happened yet.I AM REBORN IN A HAREM ROMCOM, BUT I'M ONLY A MOB CHARACTER?! 15By: BSGTwitter: https://twitter.com/bisugoQMArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=I+Am+Reborn+in+a+Harem+RomCom%2C+but+I%27m+Only+A+Mob+Character%3F%21The Parable of the Moth : https://pastebin.com/dCj6wYNV
>>3159719“Whatever your plan may be...if it involves me, then don’t bother okay? The answer will be no.”Nakamura Eiji looks away while taking a sip of his coffee milk. The lobby is quiet save for the buzz of the fluorescent light above, and the tick of the clock on the wall.You are pretty sure you have shown no indication to him about the upcoming confession. Nor do you know anyone who will tell him about the plan. Maybe Iwata Riho would? She herself has declared that she wants to win the harem bowl. Eliminating competition, perhaps?What should you do next?>Backtrack. “So you wouldn’t want to hangout on free day with us?”>Challenge. “Why the immediate no? Give it a chance.”>Probe. “Were you...influenced by someone to come to that decision?”>Write in.
>>3159726>Alright. We won't get any pizza for you then.His answer doesn't really matter either way. It matters that she hears it and moves forward from there anyway.
FIGHT THE SYSTEM! NO GODS, NO MASTERS! WE HOLD BACK CHAOS BY OUR OWN WILL AND NO ONE ELSE'S!That said.Backing >>3159746 for all of his reasons. We already presumed he'd say no, so all this is is confirmation. The why is honestly irrelevant. Our plan continues unabated.
>>3159726“That so? Then, I guess we won’t be getting you any pizza…”“P-Pizza? Wait, you didn’t tell me you were ordering! Yamada-san!”You grin as you duck out of the lobby, but you couldn’t help the grimace you have once Eiji is out of sight.You expected this outcome somewhat before hand. It doesn’t really matter what his answer would be, as what would be important is how Ryou handles this…But why is he so sure that his answer would be ‘no’? Is there really no convincing him to say otherwise?You look out of one of the open windows. The giant silhouette of Jigokuyama looms over you and the ryokan like a shadow. You are somewhat reminded of the legend, the traveller and the demon. You see the various overhangs of the face of the mountain.“How did Hanazawa put it again…?”>People believe that couples that climb Jigokuyama will have the two lovers torn apart…>Unless they jump like the demon and the traveller did.///Morning arrives soon enough. The senseis corral the sleepy students into files as you prepare to trek around Jigokuyama’s base.“We’d be hiking, but the reports say that there may be a good chance of rain,” said the guide.“But don’t worry! There’s still a lot to do at the base and with the natural springs and streams of the mountain. Now group yourselves into partners.”“Again…?” The class rep said whilst yawning.Whoever you will pair with will be with you for the rest of the day. Your partner and dialog choices would dictate the actions that can be done in tonight’s Test of Courage.>Pair with Ryou>Pair with Fumi>Pair with Rei>Pair with Eiji>Go over and pair with Mariko
>>3159910Funny how the 'Mariko' option is worded slightly different.I can see a number of ways this can go wrong no matter who we pick. I can explain it, but I don't want BSG to get any ideas. The question here is 'who do you all think has the potential to wreck things the least badly?, or will cause trouble we can recover from the easiest?'
>>3159910>Pair with Eiji
>>3159910Pair with Ryou
>>3159910Pair with RyouShes our friend and we can get an idea if she'll be okay with a no
>>3159910Pair with RyouShes our closest friend and we can test the waters to see how prepared she is for a bad answer
>>3160001My terrible app I use refused to show my first post being successful
2-1 in favor of Ryou>Writing
>>3160018GOOD SHIT THIS QUEST IS BACKHOPE YOU HAD A GOOD CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR BISUGO
>>3160032yep I did, merry christmas and happy new year too :)
>>3159910>Pair with HanazawaYou can't stop me BSG we gonna get the hot steamy sex outdoors.
>>3159910You go up to Ryou and tap her on the shoulder.“Wanna partner up, class rep?”She stretches before answering. Is she not a morning person?“Sure, Ken-kun…*yawn*...”“Didn’t get any sleep last night?”Ryou looks annoyed and looks away with a pouted lip.“How could I? Today’s…”Confession time. Though she wouldn’t be confessing til much later in the evening, it seems the nerves are already getting to her now.Rei pairs with Fumi and Eiji, the odd one out, goes away to pair with one of the others.“Now you and your partner will remain for the rest of the day. No complaints!” The guide screams over the megaphone as some of the students groan.“We want to make full use of this day and stopping every second will just be a waste of time. Now prepare yourselves and we’ll start the trek!”///The trek involved walking down a narrow stream flowing through the base of Jigokuyama. Some of the students take off their shoes and wade in the warm-hot water of the spring. The guide speaks facts about the place from afar, but no one seems to be listening.You hop from rock to rock while the class rep wades through the water. Even the diligent Ryou is not paying that much attention to the guide, and instead enjoying herself.“Jump down here, Ken-kun, the temperature’s nice!”Seeing Ryou play in the water reminds you of just why she’s touted as one of the top two beauties of Koh Highschool.“I might later.”“Hmph! Lame. Are you an old man or something?”“Er…”She splashes you with some water while giggling.“Come on, come on~”>Ask if she’s feeling better now>Prepare her for rejection later>Join her in playing in the stream>Write in
>>3160071That comes AFTER we stop the suicide attempts
>>3160097>Join her in playing in the streamProbably trying to unwind intentionally. Why not?
>>3160097>Join her in playing in the stream
>>3160097>>Join her in playing in the stream
>>3160097Take off our shirt and join her
>>3160097You sigh out and start taking off your shoes.“Yes! You’re such a slowpoke, Ken-kun.”“Shut up. Kids these days…”You dip your toes in. The water is at a good temp, not too cold as to give chills, but not hot enough that playing around is uncomfortable. You slosh your way in, making sure to fold your jogging pants first.“See? Wasn’t too bad was it?”“The stones are digging into my soles.”“You’re just too sensitive~”“Who’re you calling sensitive?!”“See! That’s what I’m talking abou-- Hey!”You interrupt her by splashing her with water. Ryou grins menacingly as she positions herself in the water.“You don’t know what you just started, my friend.”She splashes you with a wave enough to soak all your clothes. The class rep then stands up and shouts.“Water fight!”The whole class breaks into chaos. The senseis try and calm down the kids, and the guide is going off on the megaphone. But everyone’s having too much fun splashing around, despite the water being warmer than usual, and the wind still chilly because of spring.///Obviously, you and the class rep get a scolding from the sensei. While everyone is drying their clothes, you and Ryou sit by the side of the stream getting screamed at.When the sensei finally leaves, Ryou giggles.“You’re awfully chipper,” you say.“Well, it was worth it.”“Good. Did it calm you down somewhat?”Ryou smiles as she wrings off her hair.“Yeah. It helped. Thanks, Ken-kun.”“I didn’t really do anything though?”“No. You have no idea how much you’ve been helping me all this time. I’m really glad to have you as a friend.”You smile and rub her head.“It’s nothing, class rep.”“Knock that off, Ken-kun!”“Hahaha.”You pull away and Ryou continues drying herself off.“I hope everything goes well tonight.”You should probably say something about that.>Give it all you’ve got>You'll definitely get the right answer>I’ll console you if anything happens>Be prepared for any scenario>Don’t do anything rash>Keep quiet>Write in
>>3160226I'll console you
>>3160226>I’ll console you if anything happens
>>3160226I'll console you if anything happens
>>3160226>>Be prepared for any scenario>And remember what we talked about, okay? About there being more to life than high school romance...
>>3160226“Hey...class rep.”“Mm?”“If anything happens, I’ll console you okay?”“What’s with that? You make it sound like I’ll get rejected already.”“No, it’s not like that.”The class rep giggles. She really is in high spirits now.“I don’t think that’s necessary, Ken-kun. I have a good feeling about this. As long as I give it my all, nothing bad will happen, right? At least I’ll know I gave it my all.”“...Well, my offer still stands. Just be prepared for any scenario. I’m with you in this til the end.”She grins, her wet hair glistening in the sun.“Ok. Look out for me when it happens, okay?”///The trek continued on through the forests on the base of Jigokuyama, with discussions toward the geological makeup of the mountain and the types of animals that live there. The trip took the whole entire day, and by the time you got back to the inn, the sun is already setting.But none of the students are tired. All of them are carefully excited about one thing.The test of courage.You still haven’t figured out how to pair Ryou with Eiji. But just as you were thinking that, you spy a lock of silver hair among the sea of brown and black.Kobayashi Mariko is in charge of the lots tonight. She could probably do some flubbing to pair the two, but then that would require bribing her.“And just how much does it take to bribe an ojou…”Should you even bother?>Try asking Kobayashi Mariko>Leave it to fate
>>3160398Leave it to fateIf the world behaves according to the wishes of the gods then it'll happen without our interference
I'm tempted to say leave it to fate. But the question to answer is, what to do if they don't get paired? Presumably she'll try to approach him otherwise.No, WE need to keep an eye on Riho. We're here to play defense, not offense.
>>3160398>>Try asking Kobayashi Mariko
>>3160398Leave it to fate
>>3160398>Try asking Kobayashi MarikoFate is against us. We need cunning and power.
Sweet, I finally got here on time.>>3160398>Try asking Kobayashi MarikoWorst case scenario is that Riho gets paired with Eiji instead, we shouldn't be careless now.
Ask Mariko wins 3-2 (unless this>>3160412 was a vote for leave it to fate, in that case we need a tie breaker)
>>3160474Nah, I was just musing. Go with ask.
>>3160398You approach closer to Kobayashi Mariko.She looks at you with disdain, as if knowing just what you are going to ask.sorry i actually need to run now. I thought I had another hour but no dice. Apologies for the short run, I’ll most likely be back tomorrow for the test of courage.(TO BE CONTINUED)
>>3160498Well that's a cliffhanger if I ever saw one. See you tomorrow Bisugo
Damn I missed it. Oh well, looking forward to the run tomorrow! Good to see you back, BSG!
I think we need to be cautious about the repurcussions of Eiji rejecting Hikaru here. I mean obviously if he doesn't want to be with her it would be a mistake to force it, but she strikes me as the kind of person to do something drastic after the rejection, and with the legend... Maybe we should outright tell her? She'll probably find out later that we knew anyway.
>>3161567We're not forcing it. We're letting it happen while we wait in the wings in case shit goes horribly wrong. If she even attempts something retarded, we will be there to call her out and bring her away from the brink.
New here. Had a thought. What if the player character cross dresses?
>>3165723You can ask Riho for help with that.
>>3165723For what purpose?
>>3165723I don't think this is the sort of narrative where the MC's friend turning out to secretly be a trap would work.
Holy shit I'm reading through the fourth thread with the Class Rep on the couch with the MC. SO much spaghetti.
On thread 5. Did he ever get around starting that novel?
>>3167509Yes. He's using it as a way to collate his notes on his situation. The "Parable of the Moth" pastebin in the OP is a reference to it.
So if anyone is watching Bisugo's twitter, he's at the ER with one of his relatives. This last tweet is from January 7, hence the lack of any QM posts
>>3168378He has a twitter? Does he announce the threads in it? 'Cause I always miss them.
>>3169341Read the OP you double nigger>I AM REBORN IN A HAREM ROMCOM, BUT I'M ONLY A MOB CHARACTER?! 15>By: BSG>Twitter: https://twitter.com/bisugoQM
Thread 6 now. Slowly but surely catching up. Have you guys checked the IC 4chan yet?
>>3172188You mean IC 2chan.Also what for?
>>3172193Bantz and memes
>>3172197We're in danger from the fabric of reality itself. This is not a time for memes.
>>3172203But there is always time for memes
Just got home.Run either tomorrow or day after tomorrow.
>>3174113How are things going? Is the relative in the ER stable, or did shit go horribly wrong?
>>3174153He's fine now, recovery is just taking longer than expected. I'm the only one available in the area so I've been the one assisting with the papers and the doctors. Tired, but reckon I'll be good by tomorrow or day after.
>>3174186Hang in there man. I hope you don't drop this fucking quest, because it's been a fun thrill ride of frustration and shadowrunning so far, and I only expect more from here.
>>3174186Best wishes, for both of you
>>3174984What this one said.
I'm really sorry, I'm dead tired. I'm sorry for getting hopes up, but I really need to rest for now.
>>3179547Hang in there Bisugo! Stay alive!
>>3179547Don't die QM