After helping a homeless man get a place to live, you went back to your apartment with Yu Yan. Currently you two are enjoying a nice dinner prepared by your own hand. As the mundane yet entertaining chat went on and on, the smug noticed your uneasiness. There is something in the back of your mind you haven’t told her during this enjoyable time, something incredibly important in the circumstances you are right now. You left the newly named Motley Crew, or at least, won’t be participating as much as you were before.“…So what’s wrong, amigo? Don’t tell me now you’re nervous around me all of a sudden.” Yu Yan teases. “Because if that’s the reason, hoho… I don’t know if that makes you better or worse at hiding stuff.”You’ve already had this monologue last time, so you will be brief. You can count the people you really trust at this point on one hand, and Yu Yan is one of them. But should you tell her about what’s been eating at you today? The crucial resolution you’ve reached, at the cost of lessening your ties with your allies?…What do you do?>Tell Yu Yan about your resolution and potentially ruin this magnificent dinner!>Don’t tell Yu Yan about it just now. Pretend you’re nervous or something.>Write In.
>>3699325Information:Twitter: https://twitter.com/QM91mDiscord: https://discord.gg/AmjbaTRArchives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=do+your+best+quest (Rough Grammar ‘till half of the 9th Thread) Complete Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-nIx_dvaNCPQ7zLg2BK_ucCyGNM741kAANxqXj7hdDs/edit?usp=sharing Votes: Votes are counted until 25 minutes have passed. This rule doesn't apply to the last reply of the day.Votes that require a dice roll are counted until 15 minutes have passed, so we can speed up the process. Rolls are counted until 10 minutes have passed, so be prepared! (NEW) Dice Mechanic: We always roll 1d100s!Since most people weren’t happy with the system of averaging top four rolls, we’re using best of 2/3/4 depending on the attribute a prompt requires. If Johnny is a genius and it’s a Knowledge based roll, he gets more rolls (Max. 7)! If he sucks, he gets less dice (Min. 2)! When asked for rolls, I will specify how many you’re going to get. Rolling begins after it’s asked. Rolling over a 95 is a critical and ignores all other rolls! In the same vein, rolling 5 or under means a critical failure (only for hard rolls and above). The difficulty of the roll is tied with the effectiveness of the action. In other words, the harder the option the better the result! Don’t forget that at the end of the day, this is a story-driven quest! What the prompts are describing is more important than the difficulty of the rolls, for results in a fight. Again, rolls are only counted when they are posted within ten minutes of being asked, so watch out!
>>3699325>Tell Yu Yan about your resolution and potentially ruin this magnificent dinner!Sorry Yu, we love ya, but we're going to go secret agent man for a bit.>Apologize for ruining the dinner in advance.
>>3699325>Tell Yu Yan about your resolution and potentially ruin this magnificent dinner!
>>3699325>Tell Yu Yan about your resolution and potentially ruin this magnificent dinner!Hopefully she'll understand.
>>3699325This >>3699339It's too important to pass up.
>>3699325>Tell Yu Yan about your resolution and potentially ruin this magnificent dinner!Yu yan has come a long way.
>>3699325>>Tell Yu Yan about your resolution and potentially ruin this magnificent dinner!We can be upfront with her
(Sorry for the delay!)“…First I want to apologize in advance for ruining this dinner.”“Haha… That doesn’t sound like good news.” Yu Yan chuckles nervously. “Okay big guy, hit me with whatever’s going on.” And you oblige! You explain to Yu Yan everything about your crucial resolution in great detail, which isn’t much ‘cause it’s pretty straight forward! The consequences of your choice are what is really important… “…Yo, you aren’t jokin’, right? I mean, your face kinda tells the whole story, but uh…”“I’m not. I wouldn’t joke about something like this, Yu.”“Shit, you are quick to jump the gun! Then again, who can blame you with the way the others treated ya the past few weeks? I bet if everyone stopped thinkin’ about how they feel and didn’t alienate their strongest guy, they could’ve made things work. Now you want to move alone from this… What a disaster.” Yu takes a big gulp of her water. Seems she’s more worried than against your plans. That’s a relief. “But trying to save the whole blue world? Aren’t you putting a lot on your plate? I mean, I know you put a lot on our plates when you cook stuff, but this is a whole other thing. Who do you think you are? Nariko?” Yu holds your gaze. It’s not long before she starts laughing. “I’m reaching here, but you know what I mean! C’mon!” “If nobody else is going to do it or help me work towards it, I’ll do my best on my own. I can’t force anyone else to do something they don’t believe in.”“You know this is a hell of a lot different than just being the cool lone wolf guy, right?”“I’m pretty certain I don’t want this world to explode or worse. I live here after all.” You give Yu a wry smile. Yu Yan pokes at what’s left of her food, expression unreadable. “Fuck… I knew you would do something like this after I heard your talk with Nariko when she got her memory card updated.” So Yu suspected as much, huh? “…Doesn’t matter! I told you before, stud – I’m here to help! I know you want to look cool for the ladies with this solo mission bullcrap, but you don’t need to pull that type of thing with me anymore! Besides I can provide you with some highly important restraint with my always level-headed opinions.” Your smug hobo puffs her chest out in pride.
>>3699851“…Didn’t you send Amelia out of the clinic in the middle of the chaos just for the slightest chance of saving me?” She can get pretty emotional as well sometimes. Doesn’t make her very level-headed now, does it?“How dare you?! That genius move is the reason we’re able to have this nice dinner conversation!” Yu Yan laughs, and you laugh with her a little. “…You know, I wished I could’ve done more than that, but that’s beside the point! I can…” Suddenly, she goes dead quiet. Her eyes go wide and she waves her hands in front of her. “Whoa whoa whoa! H-Hold your horses, amigo! A-Am I the first person you’re telling this? Y-You’re already dead set on doing this?!” Yu Yan seems to have realized something important a bit too late.“I’m gonna tell everyone eventually, don’t worry. But aside from Nina, yes, you are. And yeah, there’s no turning back now.”Yu Yan clutches the table with one hand and facepalms with the other, gritting her teeth. “Ngh… Johnny, what’s wrong with you? Did Nina tell anyone else? Didn’t you think about how mad the little bear is going to get if she hears this second-hand?! Ames needs to hear this ASAP! She even talked to me and Nariko about how much better she feels your relationship is getting after whatever you two experienced! Don’t let the little trust she still has in you get dumpstered like this! I-I’ll go with you to smooth things over! It’ll be fine!” Your smug hobo, now far from smug, tries to get up from the dinner table with her eyes on the door. Yu Yan has a point! The last few days have patched up the frayed trust between you and your sister better than expected. Tearing it down by leaving her in the dark wouldn’t be right! Your dangerous little sister is still near and dear to your heart, no matter what happens!…But is now the best time for her to hear this? >Go to Nariko’s apartment with Yu Yan to tell Amelia your resolution in person.>Call your sister by phone and let her know. You don’t wanna face those claws!>Stress to Yu Yan that it isn’t important right now. Better to leave it to tomorrow.>Write In.
>>3699856>Go to Nariko’s apartment with Yu Yan to tell Amelia your resolution in person.
>>3699856>Go to Nariko’s apartment with Yu Yan to tell Amelia your resolution in person.Better now than later when she'll get pissed at us for delaying it.
>>3699856>>Go to Nariko’s apartment with Yu Yan to tell Amelia your resolution in person.I was planning on going to her next anyways. Is Nariko there too? We should also tell her
>>3699856>Go to Nariko’s apartment with Yu Yan to tell Amelia your resolution in person.this too>>3699901
>>3699856>>Go to Nariko’s apartment with Yu Yan to tell Amelia your resolution in person.
“Sure, let’s go.” You were planning on doing this anyway, so it all works out. Too bad dinner time will be over now…“What a reasonable guy you are! Yep! Let’s get moving!” Yu Yan looks relieved for some reason.The two of you leave your apartment before dinner time was over, but that doesn’t matter! Heading out into the chilly night air, you walk down to the floor below and Yu Yan opens the door with her spare key. Good thing their place is this close to yours! Wouldn’t want to be stuck out in this weather for too long…“Yooo! I’m back!” Yu Yan makes her presence known the only way she knows how! “Please gather around, girls!”The girls’ flat is a nicer version of your own apartment. It’s somewhat cramped with so much furniture obviously meant for a much larger place, some sealed boxes still lying around, and random stuff laying on the floor for who knows what. You expected the interior layout to be oddly similar to yours, but there’s no sofa or TV around the living room. There’s just the shiny wooden dinner table with a few chairs around it. Outside of that, some abstract paintings combined with the fancy furniture gives the place a sophisticated air. It’s funny how some of your family photos contrast so harshly with museum quality pieces hanging right next to them…Wait a second! That’s the reason why your apartment feels so awkwardly empty! Amelia took the family photos! How dare she?! That silly sister!…You remind yourself the reason why you came here. No need to get sidetracked before the important things happen! Eventually Amelia and Nariko walk into the living room, both wearing casual clothes.“For the last time, Yu Yan! I do not appreciate you acting as if you own this place!” Your OG hobo is indignant for all of five seconds before she notices you and her personality flips. By this point you aren’t bothered by her demeanor anymore. “D-Dear Johnny?! What in the name…?!” Nariko starts exaggerating her mannerisms immediately. She’s holding a tissue box in her hand, which you assume is for wiping her tears after another one of her dramas.“Hey Johnny.” Amelia on other hand is glad to see you, same as usual.Nariko glances all over the living room, frantic. “T-This place is ill-suited to receive you at this moment! I must apologize and ask you to leave! Come back when you receive a proper invitation, please!” She rushes to move some of the boxes out of your sight, then grabs a nearby vacuum and tries to turn it on.“Hey hey, stop that! This shit’s important!” Yu Yan calms Nariko and pulls the vacuum away.“Y-You are not the host here! You don’t know how much embarrassment this brings me!” Nariko is now covering her face with her tissue box and free hand. “Why? Why must you do this in front of our guest no less?!”“Nariko, it’s fine. Really.” Damn, you didn’t want to set Nariko off like that!
>>3700209“B-B-But…” Nariko won’t let this go. Just great…“If we move on she’ll calm down. C’mon, let’s sit.” Amelia sits at the dinner table and invites you with a tender smile on her face. You know her well enough to tell it’s faked.After she calmed down and everybody got seated, you felt it appropriate to inform them of your important decision…“D-Dear Johnny, what’s the meaning of this?!” Nariko doesn’t sound pleased, wringing her hands.Amelia freezes up, tensing in her seat. “I see…” She shakes it off and relaxes, but you can tell her mood plummeted from this. “Just don’t overdo it.”“A-Amelia, do you understand the implications of what Dear Johnny has just said?!”“I do, honest. I’m not especially worried for now. There’s a low chance he will act like a dummy soon, but I guess it can’t be helped.” Amelia nods to herself, then locks eyes with you. “I just want to tell you three things. One, you already have a Crystal Piece. If you somehow mess up and lose yours, I’ll gladly give you mine at the end of the game. Two, the only reason you didn’t die the other day was because of me. And lastly, you can always depend on us if you need anything.” Putting her hands on her chest, Amelia smiles at the last point. The gesture is as empty as everything else from her. Hearing your little sister sound so cold and calculating is a strange feeling; you’re not sure if you should be sad at her not being so innocent anymore, or proud she’s learning from all the shit that’s happened to her. Either way, it helps your conscience to hear her give you support, even if it’s somewhat hollow. “Now if you’ll all excuse me, I need to get some rest. It’s getting late.” Amelia stands up and turns away from the table.“You sure you’re fine Ames? You don’t look like it.” Yu Yan fidgets in her seat slightly.“I’m with Yu on this one, sis. Kinda worried I messed up to come tell you this now, but I didn’t want to put it off to later.” Hopefully your sister is really okay with this…“Yeah, it’s fine. I’m just tired after today… Honestly, I’m glad you came to tell me, Johnny. I appreciate it a lot.” Amelia walks away to what you assume is her new room, trying to act all cool. “Now good ni—” Amelia trips over her feet and slams her head into the floor! All three of you leap up to check on her, but she raises her hand to stop you! “Ouchy… Ouchy… Ehem… G-G-Good night!” Your pained sister crawls inside her room without looking back at any of you, utterly failing to keep any trace of cool. She sounded like your old sister at the end there…“…She’s pretty clumsy sometimes.” You scratch the back of your head. Not much to say about that.
>>3700211“Well I, on the other hand, am not fine with your plans!” Nariko emphatically exclaims. “I promised you I would do my best, but I cannot if I’m held back this way! How can I show you my worth if you discard me like a piece of refuse?! More importantly, the only reason I was part of this team was because of you! Now you understand our abilities grant us greater possibilities than you originally thought! How are your selfish desires any different than mine?! Why not stay and convince the others?! I simply don’t get it!”“NARIKO, PLEASE KEEP IT DOWN! I’M TRYING TO SLEEP IN HERE!” Amelia roars from her bedroom. The door does nothing to dampen her bear yell.“…A-Anyway, you get my point!”“…How the fuck is trying to save the world selfish? That makes no sense!” Yu Yan points out the obvious.How do you respond to Nariko’s criticism?>“Nariko, I’m not leaving you behind. I’m just not being as involved. It’s different. You can always depend on me.”>“Yu, explain it to her. I already said my part about this.” Hand it over to the smug hobo to set things straight!>”Nariko you can still help out and do important things without me there, you know? That shouldn’t stop you.”>“You heard me Nariko. I’m not going to put anyone’s life in danger for something they don’t believe in. That’s it.”>Write In.
>>3700214>”Nariko you can still help out and do important things without me there, you know? That shouldn’t stop you.”
>>3700214>>“Nariko, I’m not leaving you behind. I’m just not being as involved. It’s different. You can always depend on me.”You will always be my friendUse our handsomeness and smile for once
>>3700214>”Nariko you can still help out and do important things without me there, you know? That shouldn’t stop you.”>Your a strong girl, you just have give it a go.
>>3700214>>“Nariko, I’m not leaving you behind. I’m just not being as involved. It’s different. You can always depend on me.”
“Nariko, I’m not leaving you behind. I’m just not being as involved. It’s different. You can always depend on me.” You smile. You are always going to be friends.“Do you really think after everything we went through, Johnny would drop us like that?” Yu Yan backs you up.“It’s certainly possible. Doesn’t matter how experienced Dear Johnny is at hiding his discomfort, do not act like you haven’t thought we were taking advantage of him.” Those are some heavy words from Nariko!“I guess…?” Yu Yan shrugs. She admitted she felt like that once though, but for some reason she’s not agreeing with Nariko here. Huh…“I sometimes wonder what I have to do or say to convince you all that I’ve never thought of any of you as a problem or hindrance.” It honestly pisses you off! You keep hearing the same self-deprecation and doubts from Nariko. Doesn’t she know better by now? Why?!“At some point you need to realize that Nariko does dumb shit like this just because she loves drama, and you play right into her hands every time.” Oh, that’s why…“H-How could you say something like that so openly?!” Nariko scowls. She’s getting really offended at this.“You know, I’ve always wondered if that was true or not. After spending time with Watty and understanding this weird overacting hyperbole play you both do, I’m pretty sure this is true.” Yu smirks viciously. “And besides, you haven’t even denied it once. Checkmate!” Well, she’s got her there…“D-Do not compare to that foul pretender!” Nariko is really indignant now! What could have happened between them?“…Just hug her and be done with this, amigo. I can tell that’s all she wants.” Yu Yan shrugs, completely ignoring her fellow hobo roommate. “I’m sure you really know when this cow is acting up or not by this point. You’re not that dense.”“Thanks, but I don’t think that’ll help this situation.” You scratch the back of your head. Embarrassing Nariko a lot won’t change anything, will it?“E-Embracing each other is indeed embarrassing, but I w-wouldn’t exactly say it’s uncalled for…” Nariko blushes as she looks away, one of her fingers playing with her hair. “Also do not call me a cow, little one!”Yu points at the hobo in question. “See? She’s stirring shit up for no reason. This big fat baby just wants to be pampered. I don’t want to indulge in vague childhood traumas or anything, but I think considering everything about Nariko this might count as one.” Yu Yan has an interesting theory about your OG hobo. You never really thought about Nariko’s mannerisms and quirks being tied to that sort of thing. “Look, I’m being 100% serious here. I know I’m sure you are not doing this on purpose, and some of the stuff you’re saying may be legitimate, but… I’m sure Johnny would love a cool capable self-sufficient woman more than a baby bovine who keeps throwing tantrums.” Your smug hobo grins at your distraught hobo. “If not for him, then at least for yourself.”
>>3700595Nariko blinks a few times, taking in Yu’s input. “Who are you to say my feelings aren’t legitimate?” She folds her arms and looks down at the ground.“Then take my word for it, Nariko. I won’t leave you behind, I promise. There’s nothing to worry about.”“Promise? I’m so idiotic I forgot my own…” Nariko shakes her head. “I apologize. It’s not necessary for you to uphold such commitment. I believe in your word and the bond we have made, so no promise is necessary. I’ll be the best version of myself first before I request anything from you, and I will lure you back to us by making the Motley Crew the greatest conglomeration of individuals this war has witnessed. Now…” There’s the embarrassment rearing its ugly head again. “P-Please leave this apartment! I need to clean this up!”“Alright. I believe in you, Nariko.” And that’s all you need to say.Now that your work here is done and nothing went wrong, you two start doing what Nariko asked. Out of nowhere, Nariko grabs Yu Yan’s shoulder!“Where do you think you’re going?” It’s been ages since you’ve seen Nariko this threatening! Good thing it’s not aimed at you.“I… Uh…” The sweat coming down Yu Yan’s face in this cold air tells you she wasn’t expecting this. To be fair, neither were you for that matter. “With him?”“There is no need. Remember I bought a bed especially for you. No need to go back to his apartment now that he’s back.” Nariko smiles. There’s something in that smile that sends warning signals going in your head. Wait, Yu Yan crashed at your place at some point? Why? Since when?Nariko doesn’t want to let Yu Yan go back with you. You have a sneaking suspicion as to why…How will you respond to this clearly jealous girl?!>“We kinda left our dinner unfinished, and I want to get back to that.” >“Sorry Yu, good night. We’ll talk tomorrow. Hope you enjoyed dinner.”>“Yu is staying at my place tonight, is there a problem with that?”>Write In.(Last Reply of the day, we continue tomorrow.)
>>3700598>“We kinda left our dinner unfinished, and I want to get back to that.”
>>3700598>“Yu is staying at my place tonight, is there a problem with that?”We have a backbone, let's use it, if she has a problem she can talk to our future wife and maybe she'll let her indulge in her fantasies, considering the punishment she dished out that other time
>>3700595.....fuck, I still feel stupid for not realising she's just doing it for drama. That's a paddlin.
>>3700598>“Yu is staying at my place tonight, is there a problem with that?”
2 years of Archives? Fuck, I gotta get reading.
>>3700764Took me about 4-6 weeks. Mostly just read the op posts. At least one thread a day, mostly two and sometimes more. Not a speed reader.>>3700739She gets pretty intense. Helping Ame with elctro shock and suicide attempt.
>>3700598>>“We kinda left our dinner unfinished, and I want to get back to that.”
>>3700764What >>3700787 said. Most threads are 20 OP posts on average, so it's not hard to pay attention to plot and things while you progress through the archives.>>3700598>“We kinda left our dinner unfinished, and I want to get back to that.”As much as I wanna go the RESOLVE bravado answer, Nariko would definitely overreact and do more shit. Best to keep things subtle.
>>3700598I would rather combine both, with a mix of urgency and diploma y>“Yu is staying at my place tonight, and we kinda left our dinner unfinished. Would you mind letting us go before It gets cole?I wonder, would any if you guys mind starting a relationship with Yu Yan? She is very reliable and we have still unresolved stuff with her. We are gonna need someone by our side and this dinner is the perfect occasion to tell her that we want that person to be she. Besides, she would LOVE getting confessed to.
>>3701281Switching my answer from this>>3700650to the other one >>3700598
>>3700598>>“We kinda left our dinner unfinished, and I want to get back to that.”>"We'll promise to bring you some later"Bribery>>3701281>I wonder, would any if you guys mind starting a relationship with Yu Yan?That's been the goal for a lot of us for a while now
>>3702557We do need to give you the Nina experience. Which reminds me, we really need to go grab a duplex pack of condoms to burn though, making her forget her name again is going to take a bit. And nothing kills the mood like forgetting the condom. Unless she wants it raw, then by all means.
>>3702663>Unless she wants it raw, then by all means.I don't know why but I can totally see that
>>3702800Because Yu is a freaky girl, and she would want handholding at the same time. And she'll get it too if she asks.
>>3702815>and she would want handholding at the same timeThat's way too lewd!
>>3702826She loves to be spoiled just like Nariko, but it is true, Yu is for lewd.
“We kinda left our dinner unfinished, and I want to get back to that. Would you mind letting us go before it gets cold?” Time to bail Yu Yan out of this dangerous situation!“Y-Yeah! Don’t wanna waste food like that!” Yu Yan’s awkward agreement makes it all sound suspicious, despite being the truth. There’s no way Nariko will fall for this!“Hmmm. What a coincidence, I haven’t eaten anything yet… I believe the best course of action here is to let me accompany you to enjoy this wonderful dinner my Dear Johnny has prepared.” Nariko smiles. Again, there’s nothing good in it. “It’s only fair, don’t you think? You both know how much I crave these exquisite delicacies and how joyful I am to be around the people I love. Or am I no longer invited to these heartwarming events anymore? No longer desirable to be around, perhaps…?” Unlike the drama-filled Nariko from a few moments ago, your OG hobo is anything but exaggerating. Though she isn’t talking that fast, you are starting to feel the pressure from her icy words worse than this July winter…“I-It’s not like that, haha! Th-There’s just not enough food for everyone!” Yu Yan tries to dodge Nariko’s insinuations. “Yeah, it was only gonna be me and Johnny so he didn’t make any spares! Sorry about that!”“We’ll promise to bring you some later.” You were packing some for her anyway. This just… speeds things up a little! That’s all!“I know Dear Johnny is more than capable of making a small meal for me in a short time. If he’s too tired for that, then I shall eat any leftovers you two leave unwanted. I simply want to pass this fine evening in your company. You don’t know how much I missed spending time with you two, and after the constant distress of that Crimzone day I believe it’s better for all of us. You wouldn’t dare to leave me alone now after all you two just said, hmmm?” Nariko sounds way too manipulative! She’s definitely been hanging around Amelia too much! “…Or are you trying to rob me of this blissful night? Surely you wouldn’t begrudge me that, would you?”“Weren’t you busy watching a drama…?” Yu Yan comments, shuffling a little away from Nariko.“I’m willing to put everything on hold for you two. It’s only fair that you are willing to do the same.” Nariko is not letting this go! “…Or is there a problem I am not aware of? Some pressing issue that doesn’t warrant me knowing about it?” Her eyes narrow, glancing from Yu Yan to you…
>>3702871Oh no. How will you answer?>Relent. Invite Nariko over for dinner, then politely ask her to leave early because you have something to tell Yu Yan personally.>Accept. Try to make the best out of this three-way dinner and hope nothing goes horribly wrong in the next hour or so.>Give up. Tell Yu Yan you will talk later and leave for now. You will bring Nariko dinner before going back to your apartment for good.>Refuse. Nariko is trying to project her drama scenarios onto real life! Doesn’t she know not to believe everything they show on TV?!>Write In.
>>3702874>Accept. Try to make the best out of this three-way dinner and hope nothing goes horribly wrong in the next hour or so.
>>3702874>"I'll see you later, Nariko.", then do a 360 and walk away
>>3702874This >>3702890. Time to use that level 4 Handsomeness to moonwalk like MJ.
>>3702874>Accept. Try to make the best out of this three-way dinner and hope nothing goes horribly wrong in the next hour or so.>But tell Nariko it's coming out of her take home box. No unnecessary drama in real life.>She gets extra lunch privileges when she stops.
>>3702890This. If Nariko''s gonna act all manipulative again, then I've got no sympathy
>>3702874>Look at Yu Yan>"Run"
>>3702874SMOOTH CRIMINAL >>3702890
>>3702874>Accept. Try to make the best out of this three-way dinner and hope nothing goes horribly wrong in the next hour or so.The key is acting exactly as we acted during the dinner: talk with Yu and Nariko, watch some films and cuddle with Yu. Nariko will either join or leave (worst scenario: Nariko gets sad or angry. Best scenario: we continue what we started at the clinic). Also go to buy condoms before the girls arrive, we don't want to break the sound barrier while going to a shop, again.
“I’ll see you later, Nariko.” You do a 360 and smoothly walk away without losing eye contact with Nariko…“…” Yu Yan looks confused.“…” Nariko looks confused.Now outside the apartment, you turn your gaze at Yu Yan – who still looks mighty confused by what you just did.“Run.” You point at her and pose at the same time.“Huh?!” Nariko is caught off guard.Without any hesitation, Yu Yan sprints towards her escape, dodging Nariko’s grasp. “So long, Mooriko!”…Out of nowhere, Yu Yan is pulled back by Nariko’s chain power! The deceitful OG hobo used her god damn ability on Yu without either of you noticing! The hobo in question swiftly walks towards the door and slams it in your face before you could do anything!“Shit…” Not much of a smooth criminal now, are you?The bickering and yelling of the two hobos can be heard from out here as you try opening the door to no avail. The scream battle comes to a screeching halt after a bear’s roar trembles the door in its hinges! Now, only cruel silence reigns this winter night…Your phone receives two text messages almost instantly, one from each girl. Both more or less say the same thing and can be summarized in one word:“Sorry.”……In the quiet gloom of the corridor, you hear the light switches clicking off inside Nariko’s apartment.…?>Admit defeat and leave. Matilda’s training is early tomorrow, and you could use the rest.>Text Yu Yan to sneak out of there! There’s still unfinished business you have to handle!>Write In.
>>3703021The vote was tied.
>>3703021>>Text Yu Yan to sneak out of there! There’s still unfinished business you have to handle!The fact that she's trying to stop us only makes me want to do it more
>>370303920 minute rule. >>3702937 counts as leaving and is the first tiebreaker vote despite being past 20 minutes, so it's 5v4.>>3703021>Text Yu Yan to sneak out of there! There’s still unfinished business you have to handle!Being denied only makes the desire stronger, or so they say.
>>3703021>Admit defeat and leave. Matilda’s training is early tomorrow, and you could use the rest.We need to solve this situation asap. If every girl that has a crush for poor poor Ando is going to interrupt his dates with Yu, he can forget about getting laid (unless we manage to pair them with nice boys or get the harem ending without being an asshole like Stan. Pro tip: We can't).
>>3703047That doesn't count, it wasn't the smooth criminal meme.
>>3703021>Text Yu Yan to sneak out of there! There’s still unfinished business you have to handle!It will be done. I hope.
>>3703039My bad, but I wanted to keep going.
>>3703062Fine then. You lazy memeing bastard. You better be playing the song right now.Anyways.>>3703021>Text Yu Yan to sneak out of there! There’s still unfinished business you have to handle!
Ok, If we want Yu Yan to sneak tell her that we are waiting 30 min-1 hour before we go home to sleep because we have training tomorrow. Btw, is past midnight in quest?
>>3703079This is a good plan
>>3703079Yeah, just past midnight!
>>3703021Text both. We will discuss this issue like adults.
>>3703086Support.If our home is too far away from here (more than 30 min) we should leave now or tell Yu Yan to open the door ;-) (no seriously, she should be near the door).
>>3703079I can support this idea. Even if we can't get up too too much, we might still be able to cuddle>>3703098Aren't they just in the apartment right below us?
>>3703098Our apartment is literally on the floor above lmao
>>3703117>>3703133Lol, I forgot. Then we should go for the sneaky sneak option, maybe wait in our house or sneak inside and smuggle Yu with our invisibility or ask our entity to help carry her through the window into our apartament (I'm sure that Philo, as the ultimate bro he has proven to be, will help us in our noble crusade to slay pussy)
You heroically text Yu Yan to escape out of that apartment! You only have one hour to spare waiting before going to sleep. If she wants to continue, she’ll have to move fast! It’s 12:02 AM after all. It isn’t long before Yu Yan texts you back, assuring you she will be there soon. The sheer smug emanates from the text itself, though you figure the smirking emoji helps a lot with that. You send a “K” back out of instinct, and one to Nariko as well. Now back to your apartment! Since you’ll have guests back again, you figure reheating the food is good use of your time. With the food ready, you hear someone knocking at the door. As the prophecy foretold, it’s Yu Yan! And Nariko’s with her! “Sorry, I couldn’t just leave her there…” Yu Yan immediately apologizes to you the moment you open the door.“Do not apologize, dear Yu Yan! This was a massive mistake on my part!” Nariko looks remorseful. “My own jealousy clouded my judgment, and I assumed indecent things I should not have! I completely forgot about Yu Yan’s nightmare episodes!”“D-Don’t be so loud about that! It’s literally past midnight! Sheesh!” “Dear Yu Yan told us you were the most suited individual to comfort her, but still! I misunderstood you! I know from experience your well-known kindness knows no bounds, so there is no good reason to doubt these claims now. So this is why I came here as well, just to apologize for my abysmal behavior. I’m sorry, Johnny and Yu Yan. I dearly hope that this apology will suffice alongside my promise to not get in the way again.” She bows formally to both of you.“Yeah, that’s fine…” Yu Yan looks away from Nariko. “Just don’t use your entity shit on me ever again, okay?”“Y-Yes! I won’t chain you down by the neck ever again!” What do you do? >Tell her it’s fine and hand her some food to take back. You’re not hungry anyway.>Tell her it’s fine and invite her over to dinner and only for dinner. No more, no less.>Tell her you accept her apology, but you will have to ‘punish’ her in the future…!>Write In.
>>3703213>Tell her it’s fine and hand her some food to take back. You’re not hungry anyway.Feed the body, feed the heart. It'll all be better, don't worry.
>>3703213>If you wanted some dinner all you had to do was ask. Suggestive wink at Nariko.
>>3703213>"As long as you promise not to let it happen again then it's fine"This is what it means to do your best
>>3703213>Tell her you accept her apology, but you will have to ‘punish’ her in the future…!>We make your dinner anyway, there is no need to get possessive over it....did you forget to pack your bowl and plate before moving, is that why?
>>3703213>I don't know, you've apologized a lot of times but you've only ever been in line once punished, I think a little paddling is in order for tomorrow
>>3703236She does for attention and spankings, she is doing her best....in her own lewd and obnoxious way.
>>3703213>>Tell her you accept her apology, but you will have to ‘punish’ her in the future…!Can't resist>I won’t chain you down by the neck ever again!”>the neckJesus Christ Nariko
>>3703285Yeah, its hard to tell who has the bondage fetish first. Whether Yu was a bad(?) influence on Nariko, or Nariko gave it too Yu.
>>3703322You think that Yu has a bondage fetish? When was that ever mentioned?
>>3703403She is a secret sub, did you forget? Or all the times she enjoys being pinned under Johny? Pretty sure she also tied herself up as a present for us at some point, and got stuck.
>>3703425Yeah, I know she's a sub but that doesn't mean she has a bondage fetish>Pretty sure she also tied herself up as a present for us at some point, and got stuck.I don't remember that at all
>>3703445I think it was...8 or 9 threads back. It might have been handcuffs now that I think about it, she had us do things for her cause she lost the key.
“As long as you promise not to let it happen again, I’ll accept your apology. But despite that, you’ve been in line once punished, so I’ll punish you again in the near future so you’ll behave correctly from now on. Understood?” You adjust your glasses.“Y-Yes!” Nariko’s eyes lighten up and she grins from ear to ear.“At least hide that stupid smile of yours, you fucking pervert.” Yu Yan already can tell Nariko loves the idea. Your OG hobo covers her silly face with her arm to hide her embarrassment. It’s nice to see after narrowly avoiding things falling apart back in their apartment…“We made you dinner anyway, no need to get possessive over it. Here.” You grab some food for Nariko into a container and hand it to her.“T-Thank you! I don’t deserve such kindness!” Nariko is really overjoyed, almost like she got everything she wanted in life.“That’s right! Now get outta here!” Yu’s all cheerful now, but you can feel how relieved she is.“D-Don’t kick me out just yet… Dear Johnny, Dear Yu Yan. I’m sorry for being the way I am, and I wanted to express my eternal gratitude for putting up with my antics.” Nariko sounds like the shy girl she was as a true hobo. Almost makes you nostalgic for those days.“It’s whatever. You talk too much, I want to see improvement! You got that?!” Nariko nods at Yu, making no effort to hide her joy at being scolded. “Now leave us alone! We’re going to spend some quality time together and you’re in the way!” Yu Yan moves closer to you and smirks. It all sounds in jest, but she’s standing awfully close right now…“…” Nariko pouts. Guess the jealousy is still in there, huh? “Y-Your teasing is ineffective now! I b-believe in what you said before. G-Good night.”“Night!” You wave good-bye. Whew, glad all that awkwardness is over!After Yu Yan ate the rest of the dinner you kindly prepared and you finished cleaning up, you are left with nothing else to do but go to sleep… It’s 12:31 AM. Matilda’s training is in 5 hours. It’s really too late to do anything, unless you’re prepared to endure Matilda’s punishment.Yu Yan yawns loudly before looking at you… “You said you’re busy tomorrow, right? Maybe we should call it a day?”…?>Have a little chat with Yu Yan before going to sleep.>Go to sleep, it's not a great time for it anyway.>Write In.
>>3703478>Have a little chat with Yu Yan before going to sleep.Tonight, we wife
>>3703478>Have a little chat with Yu Yan before going to sleep.It's time.
>>3703478>>Have a little chat with Yu Yan before going to sleep.Fuck it>>37034648-9 threads ago we were still fighting for our lives. Are you sure you're not thinking of something else?
>>3703478>Have a little chat with Yu Yan before going to sleep.>>3703515Farther back then, but she did do that.
>>3703478>Have a little chat with Yu Yan before going to sleep.
>>3703478>Have a little chat with Yu Yan before going to sleep.>Is there anything that's been on your mind? A lot's been happening and all...
>>3703478>Have a little chat with Yu Yan before going to sleep.Depend on the type of chat. If it's a full on love confession, I might be a bit hesitant but if we're going to tell her what we were going to before Nariko interrupted a few threads ago then go right ahead
>>3703525I just skimmed through a bunch of threads from before that and I still couldn't find anything like what you're talking about
Screw it! You aren’t going to be in any decent shape with so few hours of sleep anyway, and you want… What is it you want?“Oh right, the training stuff! Let’s get to bed, champ! A few hours of sleep is better than none!”“Don’t you want to chat before that?”“I don’t think Matilda’s gonna be happy if we stay awake too late, amigo…”“It’s important.”“Let’s compromise and talk while cuddling on the bed. I bet you were waiting for this, weren’t you?” Yu Yan’s eyebrows move seductively as she shakes her hips.“Yup, I sure have.” You move your eyebrows as well. The movements keep going until Yu starts to giggle.“Hey I didn’t bring a pajama, so I’m going to go take one of your shirts. You like me wearing your clothes, right?” Yu Yan prances off to your room, you soon follow her. As you open the door, you see Yu Yan taking her clothes off without a care in the world and putting one of your t-shirts on. “H-Hey, I’m not putting on a show now! Relax!” Yu Yan snaps at you. Ouch! The cold must be getting to her.“I better change too…” Too cold outside to stay only in your underwear or something like that, so you put your great pajamas on. It’s really cold now thanks to your flat’s super shitty heating, so you tuck yourself in almost immediately, putting your glasses in their usual place. Yu Yan sneaks up from next to your legs until she lies next to you. Her whole body feels cold! And this situation somehow feels awkward when it shouldn’t be…“F-Fuck… Why is it still snowing outside?! It’s fucking June!” Yu Yan is trembling despite you doing your best to help her stay warm.“The fuck if I know. N-Not even the news mentioned it…” Which is pretty strange.“I hope this gets better soon. We were supposed to enjoy our summer days! Keeping this cute body hidden is such a waste…” Yu Yan keeps complaining, but you don’t mind. “So what’s this important topic you wanted to talk about, my nice-smelling tiger?” She puts her head on your chest. It’s nice.“…Is there anything that’s been on your mind? A lot’s been happening and all…”“Throwing the ball right back at me? Hehe… Classic Johnny.” The not-so-smug girl laughs, but her shivering makes it comes out much more tense. “Yeah, there is some shit I need to tell ya, but I don’t know if now’s the time. We can save that for later.” Yu pokes you in the side. “Hey, I know I sound like a broken record, but I can tell something is buggin’ ya! If you can keep it under 10 minutes, I’m all ears! I don’t want to be responsible for dojo girl punishing you tomorrow!”…What do you want to say?>“Yeah, maybe I should wait for tomorrow… Good night, Yu.”>“Nah, I’m more worried about what’s troubling you. What’s wrong?”>“Is this a bad time to confess? Asking for a friend. Really.”>Write In.
>>3703693Forgot to say it's the last reply of the day. We continue tomorrow!
>>3703693>“Nah, I’m more worried about what’s troubling you. What’s wrong?”Whatever's up with her is more important than Johnny right now.
>>3703693>>“Nah, I’m more worried about what’s troubling you. What’s wrong?”
>>3703693>is this a bad time to confess? Asking for a friend. Really.
>>3703693>“Nah, I’m more worried about what’s troubling you. What’s wrong?”
>>3703693>>“Nah, I’m more worried about what’s troubling you. What’s wrong?”Johnny will hold hands with Yu or my name isn't Anonymous
>>3704904Indeed, and headpats will be deployed with, Caring Intent.
>>3704904>hold handsAnon, no! She might get pregnant!
>>3705072She is going to only get pregnant on our bed, after forcing us to keep going when we run out of condoms, and she needs that little extra push to pass out. Of course, she's going to latch on like a koala for the rest of the night. But that's fine, we can just carry her around and make breakfast.
“Nah, I’m more worried about what’s troubling you. What’s wrong?”“How chivalrous of you, my charming prince! No wonder you’ve swayed this beautiful maiden’s heart so easily!” Yu Yan is joking around just to evade the topic she wanted to bring up. It’s gotta be something serious if she’s forcing herself to do this.“This cute maiden sure is beating around the bush…”“It never gets easy to talk about this stuff. You’re the only one I know I can trust with this kind of issue but…”“Is it something embarrassing?”“I don’t think it’s particularly funny, and I have a great sense of humor.”“I wouldn’t laugh anyway. I know how much it hurts when someone does shit like that.” Thanks Richard…“I know you wouldn’t. I always count on ya.” Yu winks at you. The only reason you can see it is because you’re so close to her. “Kinda weird having a serious conversation in bed like this…”“Don’t know about that, this feels nice to me.” You pat her head with your free hand, feeling her warmth under it. “What’s wrong Yu?”“I never said something was wrong, handsome. Buuuuut… We are pretty open to one another… in more ways than one.” Yu Yan smirks. It’s the same one she always does, but this time there’s something else under it. Apprehension, maybe? You can’t quite tell. “So it’s only natural we can tell each other our secrets, right? N-Not like we need to, it’s just a possibility. I mean, knowing my circumstances there is not a lot going on with me, you know…?” The doubtfully smug hobo wriggles in your arms out of nervous tension.“You don’t have to keep holding yourself back, Yu. What are you getting at?”“To one incredibly important matter, my good-looking body pillow!” She holds the grin for a few seconds, then it melts into a worried frown. “Okay, I’m gonna explain this one step at a time. It’s likely you will find this pretty fuckin’ odd. I don’t get it myself but it is what it is, okay?”“You’re kinda starting to worry me here.” You confess to the girl you’re holding in your arms. It’s not exactly the confession you were thinking of making here, but her problem is more important than you right now.“It’s no big deal. Probably. I think you have some idea where this is going, more or less… I haven’t exactly been subtle about this.” Yu Yan moves your arms away and climbs up out of the bedsheets while you reach for your glasses again. Without wasting a second, she moves her right leg forward so you can get a good clear look. It’s her stockings. As long as you can remember, she’s had those stockings on 24/7 no matter what. When she spent the night with you to help her night terrors, they were there. When you were taking that shower together two days ago, they were there. “Uhm… Underneath, there are my scars… I’ve never shown them to anyone. I don’t know why, but I always felt like I needed to hide them. Some vague thought creeping in the back of my mind that taking them off is a no-go.”
>>3705605“…I see.” You suspected as much, though you never spoke up about it. Maybe it’s because part of you likes the way the thigh-highs fit Yu Yan perfectly.“You can’t see them with the stocking still on, you doofus!” Yu Yan pouts. Well, she’s got you there!“It’s an expression…”“I know! Err… I kinda want to show them to you? So you’ll know everything about me for real.” Despite her trust in you, Yu Yan is definitely conflicted about this. “B-But every time I see them or touch them, even by accident… Whenever anything happens to remind me they exist on me, it’s just…” Her mouth moves but no words come out. “It’s just… like some bad memories try to flow in, forcing their way up. Something ugly wants to come out, but you and I both know there’s nothing left in here.” She taps her head with a wry smile on her face. “…Maybe I shouldn’t…”…What will you do?>“Can I touch it? It might be better if I do it instead of you.”>“That’s fair, you don’t need to. Let’s go to sleep instead.”>“I’m here, nothing bad is going to happen. I promise.”>Write In.
>>3705610>“Can I touch it? It might be better if I do it instead of you.”>"If you panic I'll hold you till you calm down, if it's this bad it might be why your night terrors are so vivid.">"If it's us I'm sure it will work out.">Hold hand>"We could bring Nariko down to help if you need too, or we could do this when I get back from Matilda breaking me.">"Whichever would work better."
>>3705610>>“Can I touch it? It might be better if I do it instead of you.”>>“I’m here, nothing bad is going to happen. I promise.”
>>3705610>“Can I touch it? It might be better if I do it instead of you.”
>>3705610>“I’m here, nothing bad is going to happen. I promise.”
>>3705610>“I’m here, nothing bad is going to happen. I promise.”>Hold hand
“Can I touch it? It might be better if I do it instead of you.”“Uuuuh… I don’t know dude…”“I’m here, nothing bad is going to happen, I promise.”“…Sure.” Yu nods at you. She gets closer without the usual playfulness.Once Yu Yan closes her eyes and braces herself, you put your hands on the top end of the stocking and slowly start removing it. Yup, those are scars! Lots of them! It puts to mind the image of a surgeon having a stroke working on her leg, or something. They’re not that repulsive, but there’s something about them that strikes you as odd. These were definitely not made by accident. Yu Yan is looking away from all of this and fidgeting from even your slightest touch. Watching her get like this doesn’t sit right with you at all!“See? Everything’s fine. No problem at all.” None of them are new, so there’s nothing to worry about.“H-How bad is it…?” You’ve never seen Yu Yan this vulnerable while awake.“It’s fine. They’re just scars you’d find on anybody else that got seriously hurt once.”Yu Yan opens her eyes and musters the courage to see her own leg. When she does her breathing becomes heavy, almost hyperventilating. You hold her hand in yours to support her, and she grips it tight. “Aagh… I don’t get why this is happening…” Yu Yan is starting to sweat, and with how cold your room is that’s saying something!“I’m going to touch it now, okay?”Taking as much care as you can, you slowly start touching her leg over her scars by putting your free palm on them. You can feel the furrows carved on her skin, faint but still a little rough to the touch. For a few seconds her breathing stops and her hand relaxes in yours, then your traumatized hobo moves without warning. She pulls her hand away from you to shove herself back, grabs her stocking with her other hand, then puts it back on in one swift motion. Before you know it, she’s under the covers and as far away from you as possible. The entire time, Yu Yan never looks in your direction once.“That’s ‘nuff! L-Let’s stop right here! You need to sleep!” Her voice cracks a little.“Sure. If you wanted me to stop, you just needed to say it.” You put away your glasses and turn off your bedside lamp, getting in the bed and out of the chill. After a few moments of quiet darkness, you hear and feel Yu Yan moving close and cuddling next to you.“…This was weeeeird. My bad.”“Don’t worry about it. I’m glad you trust me this much.” You pull her closer so she’s right up against you. It hasn’t been ten minutes but you already missed her warmth.“Yeah, yeah… Sleep tight, my sweet prince. And thank you.”Now that you’re finally back in your bed with a beautiful girl next to you, falling asleep is a piece of cake. You have no idea what this truly meant for Yu Yan, but you’re sure you did the right thing to help her through it…
>>3705997It’s 5:00 AM, Friday June 7th. You feel mighty tired despite being used to sleeping with Yu Yan. Speaking of which, she’s adorably snoring over you and clutching at your shirt. Matilda is expecting you at the dojo in half an hour, or suffering is all you can expect from her.What do you do?>Screw it, continue sleeping with Yu Yan! Call Matilda to inform her about how tired you are.>No time like the early morning for training to not get killed. Better get up and go do that…>Write In.
>>3706000TRAINING TRAINING TRAINING. GET A PROTIEN SHAKE EAT BREAKFAST DO TRAINING. GET HYPE. Its the only thing to do not to be dead tired
>>3706000this >>3706039who knows what kind of scum could be roaming the city now that most of the civilians ditched the place?
>>3706000>No time like the early morning for training to not get killed. Better get up and go do that…
>>3706000This>>3706039and give Yu a kiss on the forehead and to wish us luck surviving the next few hours with Matilda.
>>3706061THIS THIS THIS
Praise the lord that isn’t the Creator! It finally arrived: the time for training! You’ll make Matilda proud! Time to get a protein shake! Eat breakfast! Do training! AND GET HYPE! You’ll pull through this mild tiredness to reach new heights!…Also you promised to make breakfast for Matilda as well, and she’ll kill you if you arrive empty-handed. But before getting your stuff ready, you decide to give Yu Yan a kiss on the forehead, and ask her to wish you luck surviving the next few hours. Rubbing the sleep out of your eyes and putting your glasses on, you sit back on the bed and watch the girl sleeping softly next to you for a few seconds. You lean into the sleeping beauty, and when you get close enough… she turns her head, tilts up, and pecks you on the lips!“Hehe, what a way to start the day huh?” Yu Yan giggles at you while you can’t do anything else but blink. This came out of nowhere, but you can’t say you don’t like it… “So cute when you get confused! So innocent and clueless!”“…Sheesh, w-what happened to confessing and all?” Did you get played all along?!“That’s not what this whole product can do.” She touches her body seductively... under the sheets, so it looks like a slug twirling and wiggling. “You can’t be content with just a trial run, can you?”You’d rather not answer that right now, so you pretend you didn’t hear that. “Wish me luck today, I’ll need it.” Probably the same as all the other training sessions, but a small wish can’t hurt“Good luck, stud! I’ll go back to the girl’s apartment in a few minutes… just as soon as I… get a bit more beauty sleep…” Yu Yan yawns, then her head immediately flops back onto her pillow. Yup, she’s out like a light. Can she even sleep properly without anyone’s help? Or is she just lazy and a small nap doesn’t count? Food for thought… and now time to prepare food for stomach!After getting everything ready, you leave your apartment! This snow in summer is still a thing for some reason. Everywhere you look outside the apartment is white white white. It’s starting to sink in that this strange phenomenon shows no signs of stopping, and perhaps you should look into it if you care that much.While walking towards the dojo, you notice how the white-blanketed streets feel emptier than ever. Back before all this it was due to loneliness; now it’s a physical absence of almost all the people that used to live here. Despite that, there’s still life here – a few groups of civilians going places early now that the curfew is down, some N.U. soldiers walking around and acting pretty friendly with citizens. They aren’t wearing their uniforms but the weapons you spot on some are anything but fake. In a certain way, they resemble the police. Not like you’ve seen much of the cops lately. One of the soldiers was friendly enough to say hi to you, and you responded in kind.
>>3706595....she's getting kids, and a ring, and a nice house, whether it be harem or Yu only waters, that is a certainty.
>>3706595Once inside Matilda’s dojo, now even cleaner and better than before, you’re received by none other than the dojo master herself! The greedy freelancer was expecting you and your meal, though part of you thinks she looked forward to one more than the other. She seemed satisfied with the treat and mildly amused by your punctual arrival. Then you noticed Leo “Watty” Major off to the side as a shadow of his former self. Whatever hell he endured yesterday, it must’ve been especially brutal. Despite all that, he’s ready to attack today’s activities with you.“…Before we start Matilda, I wanted to thank you for putting up with everything that happened. You’re the real deal.” You felt the need to acknowledge everything she has done for you and the lads. Because she deserves it, and why not?“I hope your feeling of gratitude will persist after today’s session.” Matilda banters without missing a beat.“Gratitude doesn’t fade away easily, Master Spice!” Leo Watty chimes in. “Host of the Lightsbane, Johnny Ando! It is a pleasure training by your side!” He bows formally to you. “Let the hellfire and brimstone of this training wash over us like a nice summer breeze!”“Training is hell to the unmotivated but mere playtime to the greats. Let’s begin. Follow me.” The embellished speech is getting to Matilda too…Oh no.And thus, you both trained. A lot. All physical training. Very taxing. Exceedingly difficult. An almost 12 hour long grueling gauntlet of pain. So this is the type of training you need to defeat Flint Masterson… Seems you got off lucky when you fought him outside the old clinic that one time. Oh, and you gained +5 much needed Athletics Points. Joy.
>>3706603It is now 6:00 PM. Matilda’s reign is over for the day. You just ate a meal prepared with Matilda’s specifications. It was healthy, but you wouldn’t say it was delicious. You have no idea where the food came from or when she went shopping to stock up the dojo kitchen, and you’re not sure if you should bother caring about it. Right now you’re just resting on the dining room floor, trying not to waste what meager scraps of energy you still possess…“Congratulations on surviving Day 1.” Philonune acknowledges your victory, sounding much more serious than usual.“…Thanks.” If it weren’t for your previous Level 4 Athletics acting as a buffer to your torments, you would have ended up like… HIM.“I… selected… the… wrong… husk.” Good-bye Leo Major. You barely knew thee.“I’m impressed. You two have done phenomenal today.” Matilda is content over in her seat. You wish she showed it though… Like with a smile or something… But fate is as cruel as ever.Okay… What’s next? It’s only a few hours until the curfew hits again.>Rest in Matilda’s Dojo. You will pay if you must.>Rest in your apartment. The journey is long.>Call someone by phone (Specify who!)>Write In.(Last Reply of the day, we continue tomorrow!)
>>3706601Seconding>>3706613>Call someone by phone (Specify who!)Call Terry, he has a bike and we haven't seen him in ages.
>>3706613>Rest in your apartment. The journey is long.>Ask if she wants some lunch next time we come over, we rushed so we forgot to pack some.>>3706639This also works.
>>3706613>How about that drink, Matilda, I remember you being very eager to get drunk with someone, I owe you that much
>>3706613this>>3706694>>3706645if we don't pass out.
>>3706613>Write-in>Go to the Clinic to check up on Ajna and Ruby
>>3706613>Rest in your apartment. The journey is long.
>>3706613>How about that drink, Matilda, I remember you being very eager to get drunk with someone, I owe you that muchThere's no way this could go wrong. Though, we haven't spent a looooot of time with Matilda lately so!
>>3706613Changing my vote from >>3706639 to >>3706694
>>3706694I can support this as long as we don't go overboard with itStill need to get home before curfew
“…How about that drink, Matilda? I remember you being very eager to get drunk with someone. Now that I’m not trapped in a janitor closet anymore, I owe you that much.” You hope you don’t have to drink that same brand…Matilda shrugs. “Disappointingly, there is no real reason to do that now. I already speak my mind to you when sober. I do not need the help of alcohol to be honest with people.” Right, her grandfather believed real talk is better with a drink or something. You thought she wasn’t up for it, but now that you pay attention you see a certain gleam in her eyes… “Or what? Do you wish to have an after-training heart to heart with me, Johnny Ando?”“Not exactly. You said it was a sign of a strong bond between master and apprentice, so I would like that a lot.”The stoic Matilda lets out an amused hum. “Then by all means. I’ll go bring our beverages.” Something about the way she goes to the kitchen betrays her excitement. Guess she’s been looking forward to this all along. Too bad it took you until now to make good on her offer.
>>3709640In the meantime, you shuffled closer to Leo Watty and closed his eyes. You also offered up a quick prayer for his safety in this trying time. Not long after, Matilda appeared with a tray of two shot glasses and two bottles of alcohol. One is still that Magnum Melbourne, but the other is another brand you don’t know. The label clearly says “Viscount: The Vodka of Vicious Discount!” What a tagline!“I bought another one in preparation for this occasion. I assumed you didn’t like the other one; apologies if I misunderstood you.” Matilda places everything on the empty table.“Uh… how did you notice?”“Well, you made no attempt to hide your distaste for it back then.” Figures. “It was either that or you dislike drinking altogether. You’re strangely open to doing most types of activities normally. It’s a quality I approve.” She starts pouring the drinks out.“Says the girl with like five different jobs.”“I do it for a price, Johnny. I’m no philanthropist.” Matilda hands you your drink. “Here’s your vodka.”“This and your recent behavior says otherwise.” You take the vodka, inwardly thankful you don’t have to drink the same one he used to chug down every few days. You’re not sure what that would mean for you if you did. You’re not sure if you want to find out either. “Am I really that good of a student then?”Matilda gives you the same look from before. “You’re a special case. For better or worse.” She finally sits across from you.“You okay with Leo listening to our little heart to heart?” You ask, glancing over to the unmoving corpse laying against the dining room wall.“I don’t believe he’s awake right now, and he won’t be for some time longer.” Matilda casually points out, as if from experience. “Let’s do a toast then.”“To what exactly?”“…The dojo finally running.”“Sure.”“Cheers, Johnny.”“Cheers, Matilda.”And with that, the two glasses clink together with a satisfying noise that rings through the dojo… …Sadly, we will have to stop here for this thread. Thanks for playing and see you in the next one!
>>3709644Thank you, everyone, for keeping with (and playing) the quest for 2 years straight! It's really something else! I have no idea what else to say!Here's the Yu Yan pic without the logo!
>Do Your Best Quest #73: 2nd Anniversary EditionMore like Yu Yan editionAlso thanks for running
>>3709661Good shit. I look forward to this quest finishing in the next 2 years at this rate :^)
>>3709661>Not drawing Yu yan and her pillow (Johnny) cuddling in bed together0/10 Thanks for running
>>3709644spice is best girl