Last time, against all odds you managed to save a bunch of brainwashed people from the cult’s hands, and found a cure of said brainwashing that you wouldn’t exactly call the ‘definitive’ one – leaving you tremendously tired in the process!And oh boy, that’s bad news for everyone involved! Just like your little sister, when you get really tired aside from the usual symptoms (except for grumpiness), your body feels too numb to think correctly and your common sense takes a break and neglects the social cues of daily life just like your father! Basically, it’s not like you’re letting things go out of control, it’s just that you don’t have a filter – that plus finding everything hilarious is a dangerous combination! Matilda and Osgood paid the price once, how will Scarlet fare? Let’s find out.Scarlet is currently dragging you by the arm out of the bunker part of the Clinic. Your eyes feel heavy, but you feel properly fine otherwise, you let her know about that fact!“I’m fine, Scarlet…” You say with conviction.“And you will be more than fine when you get back home and take the break you deserve!” Nothing will stop Scarlet from getting to her destination!The problem here is that your legs feel wobbly, you need a break…What do?>Sleep. Trust Scarlet or something!>“I don’t need to go home, find me a room here, bubble butt…”>“Maybe you should ask someone for help… I’m too tired to move, cupcake.”>Write In.
>>4047600Information: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) Incomplete 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 100 is a critical and ignores all other rolls! In the same vein, rolling 1 means a critical failure (only for Very 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!
>>4047600>Sleep. Trust Scarlet or something!
>>4047600>“I don’t need to go home, find me a room here, bubble butt…”
>>4047600>Write In.>Put an arm around her shoulder so you can lean on her for support
>>4047600>“I don’t need to go home, find me a room here, bubble butt
Do you believe people can return from the dead online, Chief? Guess who? It's ME. Life has been eternal suffering since December, beyond anything I could EVER have imagined. I do look forward to coming back to proof again, once I handle some... traumatic things. Let's just say the "ghost" part of "ghostwriter" was going to be a cruel reality for a LONG TIME. Once my life is back in order, I want to come back to proofing again. I miss it. I miss you too. I miss everyone. But a certain Fate is dealt to me, and my time is constantly low, and I feel like a burned-out candle. I loved the Richard gravestone OP tribute pic, by the way. It means a lot to me, and the feelings are dearly appreciated in this trying time. I am too fucking determined to survive to stay dead. Not a chance. No way in Hell.I'm still reading. Still watching. Don't ever lose hope or give in to despair, you hear me?Regards,A certain retard with a D for an icon.
>>4047656Glad to see you're not dead. Have you stayed caught up?
>>4047663Fully caught up, yes. Always.>>4047686I hope you have been doing well in my absence. Unfortunately, I have not been doing so good. Should be going up soon, things WILL get better! You hang in there too, got that?
You put your arm around her shoulders so you can lean on her for support, this doesn’t last for long as you begin dozing off.“I’m sorry, Scarlet…” You start closing your eyes, as the darkness is all you see – you start feeling dizzy and slowly losing balance. “I trust you…”“J-Johnny! N-No! W-W-Wake up! Please—!” That’s the last thing you heard from a panicky Scarlet. You hope she doesn’t get too stressed out from this.…Uhm, it’s never going to get less weird, but now you think you’re at the Distant Frontier. Philonune is here, so it must be, right?“Yeah, this is the distant frontier.” Philonune reads your mind and erases your doubts. “Who do you think we’ll meet first?”“My money is on Constance, a good girl like her is never late.” You have no doubts in your mind. “Wait, if we’re here that means someone already summoned us. Which means…”“Yes, I don’t know why you’re ignoring us.” It’s Giorsal! And Ethempress is flying next to her!“Hey Johnny!” Constance is here as well! Which means they arranged something between them.“Gio told me it would be better for you if I invited her as well!”“So your claims were true for the most part, Mr. Johnny Ando.” Giorsal tries to act a little more serious.“Did I tell you my name before or…?” You don’t remember telling her.“It’s not important right now, dear.” Ethempress interrupts. “We have more pressing matters to attend to, am I correct? My sweet girl might have fallen for your charms, but I don’t quite trust you yet.”“C-Charms…? That has nothing to with anything!” Giorsal blushed furiously.“Charms as in his speech. Now if you find him attractive or not, that’s none of my business.” Ethempress bluntly shrugs. “Mr. Ando, the only way I’ll believe your case, that you’re actually friends of Constance and the judges, is if… you can convince Constance to let Athelone out of her prison cage.” She points upwards.“Oh…” Constance deflates once the topic is brought up. You hear the cage up there rattling.“W-What does it have to do with what we need to talk with him about?!” Giorsal doesn’t get it.“You’re too naïve!” Ethempress shakes her head and slaps Giorsal’s wrist. “Perhaps he’s the type of manipulative man who wouldn’t even hesitate to trick a small adorable child! The truth will arise once we witness him do this test.”“So everything my pal says is true and you still think he’s the enemy here? Who’s truly the naïve one here?” Philonune injects himself into the conversation.“Then it will be easy to prove me wrong.” Ethempress smiles. How intrusive.Well, the test has been laid off. You need to convince Constance to let Athelone out, right?
>>4047739What do you do?>“I’m not going to force you to do anything Constance. It’s your decision.” You will not play her game.>“Constance, I think Athelone has been punished for long enough. Don’t you feel the same?” Try to appeal to her kind side.>“I’m not here to do random tests. You two are truly the sketchy ones here, so if you want to have a meaningful discussion here answer me this first: How are Dudley and B-WORM doing now?”>Write In. >>4047724I am now hyped as fuck, buddy!
>>4047745>“I’m not here to do random tests. You two are truly the sketchy ones here, so if you want to have a meaningful discussion here answer me this first: How are Dudley and B-WORM doing now?”
>>4047745>>“I’m not going to force you to do anything Constance. It’s your decision.” You will not play her game.And she's accusing us of being the manipulative one? She's gonna end up in the cage herself one of these days
>>4047745>“I’m not here to do random tests. You two are truly the sketchy ones here, so if you want to have a meaningful discussion here answer me this first: How are Dudley and B-WORM doing now?”Seize the initiative, don't let them control the flow of conversation.
>>4047739>“I’m not here to do random tests. You two are truly the sketchy ones here, so if you want to have a meaningful discussion here answer me this first: How are Dudley and B-WORM doing now?”
>>4047739>“I’m not here to do random tests. You two are truly the sketchy ones here, so if you want to have a meaningful discussion here answer me this first: How are Dudley and B-WORM doing now?”They're the Judge leaders and are doing field operations for a death cult that runs a sex slavery ring. They're in no position to make demands until they explain themselves.
>>4047745>“I’m not going to force you to do anything Constance. It’s your decision.” You will not play her game.>“I’m not here to do random tests. You two are truly the sketchy ones here, so if you want to have a meaningful discussion here answer me this first: How are Dudley and B-WORM doing now?”I do agree that Athelone has been locked up for long enough but these games are not the way to go about it. Talk to Giorsal, she's much more reasonable
>>4047745>>“I’m not here to do random tests. You two are truly the sketchy ones here, so if you want to have a meaningful discussion here answer me this first: How are Dudley and B-WORM doing now?”>>Write In."Besides, I'm not the one helping the doomsday cult traffic," Look at constance and then look back, "'female' slaves."
“I’m not here to do random tests. You two are truly the sketchy ones here, so if you want to have a meaningful discussion here answer me first: How are Dudley and B-WORM doing now?” You refuse to play their game now. Who does she think she is?!“Yeah, what my partner says.” Unnecessarily Philonune backs you up. You appreciate it though.“Hmph, then truly we don’t have anything else to dis—”“We let the guy with the shoe hair free but he won’t have another chance if he misbehaves. As for the biker, we still have him unconscious as we deemed him untrustworthy.” Ethempress gets interrupted by Giorsal who seems more willing to talk.“Giorsal Kane, his unwillingness to do this test is indicative of what we should expect out of him. In other words, we should keep our cards to ourselves and stop this at once!” Ethempress is getting angsty.“For all he knows we’re helping the wrong people, he has all rights to feel distrust from us.” Giorsal tries to convince her partner. “He’s still very rude though.”“No! Johnny is really cool! He’s my friend and I’ll never stop believing in him!” Constance backs you up. “If you trust me, you should trust him!”“Also he signed a contract..….!” From up top you hear the faint voice of Athelone yelling. Did she back you up? That’s strange.“The good one, right?!” Ethempress yells back.“Yeeeah…….!” Athelone confirms it.“Why didn’t you say so earlier?” Ethempress questions Constance.“Did you even talk to her before coming over here…?” You’re a little bit pissed.“Hehe, let’s chalk it all up as a massive misunderstanding! Sorry!” Ethempress profusely apologizes.“Hey, hey, hey, let’s not forget what I said earlier. The truly sketchy ones are you two.” You can’t buddy up with them just like that.“I believe the feeling of distrust will be mutual then, Johnny Ando.” Ethempress just doesn’t like you at this point, though it is her fault for her lack of communication. “Either way, if you want our stance to change – I want you to apologize for telling Giorsal her chest is as barren as a wasteland.” Giorsal now looks like she’s about to cry.“I never said that.” You immediately respond back.“If you really want us to change our stance, why don’t you start telling us why you are helping a doomsday cult?” Philonune interjects just to look smug.
>>4048102“Fine. Go ahead, my naïve Giorsal. I’ll make sure we will stand tall in the end despite these hiccups.” Ethempress really doesn’t trust you one bit.“D-Don’t tell anyone, please! Or else you’re going to make her cry.” Giorsal is pointing at Constance. “And if you make her cry, I will cry – and if we both cry, I’ll chop your head off, understood?”“Right…” You raise an eyebrow.“It’s a euphemism of taking your partner away.” Giorsal clarifies but doesn’t make it any better. “Anyway, the real reason we were aiding the cult was…” Giorsal sounds like when she gave a speech to all participants that one time. “…To destroy it from within.”“Huh…” For how incompetent the judges have been as a whole this honestly surprises you.“If you remember the events of the meeting well, I have to inform you ‘Ka-Shing Corporation’ wasn’t the only group that offered us, judges, protection to help continue this war, ‘The Cult of Chernobog’ wanted us to affiliate with them as well. With the last meeting between all the players and subsequent threat from a group of baddies named ‘the Assembly’, I pretended we were overwhelmed by them during the events of the eclipse and I desperately needed to join forces with a strong group of flame users, like the Cult, to get rid of them. They took upon my offer easily, so to gain each other's trust – at least as a part of the play on my end – I wanted the Assembly members caught and they wanted me to do them some random favors. I never got to know more about them during this time, so that… slave thing… I… I’m sorry. But my objective from the very beginning was to make them go poof… I was still in the planning phase when our confrontation happened. Now I don’t know what to do…”“Why are you two doing this?” You expect to hear good news.“My mission as a Judge is to make the game continue with as few numbers of casualties as possible. My mission as another human being is to protect the world from extinction. And that Ammirati, I want him to… I shouldn’t say this. You get the idea…” Giorsal gets flustered.She just talked about chopping your head off, why does she have problems saying she wants to kill Ammirati?How do you respond?>“We want the same thing then. Let’s work together.”>“So it was all a play? Why go so far?”>“Stop that. Don’t get yourself killed for no good reason. I’ll take them down, trust me.”>“I’m really having problems believing this story.”>“What if they try to brainwash you?”>Write In.
>>4048109>“So it was all a play? Why go so far?”especially without doing more research
>>4048109>"You nearly took my flame away when I acted in self-defense because of your pretending.">"But... I think Athelone should go free now, she's been locked up long enough I think."
>>4048109>>“We want the same thing then. Let’s work together.”We can both be mutually beneficial to each other
>>4048109>“We want the same thing then. Let’s work together.”
“You nearly took my flame away when I acted in self-defense because of your pretending.” You and Philonune stare in disapproval.“I’m sorry, but you’re being awfully unfair here.” Giorsal will stand up for herself. “Put yourself in my shoes for a second! When I saw you and you directly threaten me – I thought you were another member of the Assembly we didn’t know of. Getting rid of the Assembly wasn’t merely a front, it was something I also had to do!”“Indeed, and unlike other groups, these cretins never held meetings or acted as a unit. Tracking them was impossible for us! The fact we knew the identity of those five was thanks to Constance’s efforts! But we never stopped speculating about more members.” Ethempress chimes in with one bit of information.“…And how did you think she knew?” You raise an eyebrow again then point to yourself. It was thanks to your ex-team’s efforts that they got that information.“Now that I know about your efforts, I want to thank you!” Ethempress bows and so does Giorsal a moment shortly after.“Honestly, I didn’t do much in that regard…” You come clean! It was Nina’s idea to torture Howie after all.“A group effort is a group effort. I’m sure your allies believe the same.” Ethempress’s attitude is confusing in many regards.“I wish…” You look down...“W-Well, as I see the logic to why you slapped me in the face – I think it’s fair that you give me the same benefit with events that transpired today. I just hope we can both conclude this was a major misunderstanding.” Giorsal uses the underrated power of diplomacy. “Besides, you were really mean…”“Please do not make any references to what you said back then. My girl can only take so much.” Ethempress gets ahead of your response.“It’s fine I guess. Also I think Athelone should go free now, she’s been locked up long enough in my humble opinion.” You tell Constance. The little girl just shrugs with no intention of freeing her.“It’s too late to worry about the test! I’ll mention that if you manipulated Constance to free Athelone I wouldn’t have trusted you. Not like I feel you’re trustworthy enough… I’m just trying to be fair here.”“You’re not really being fair if you already made up your mind.” Philonune chimes in again to antagonize Ethempress.“That’s true! But going against your own instincts gets you so far!” Ethempress shrugs the criticism. “You wanted this meeting as well, Johnny Ando. Is there anything you want to tell us?”How do you respond?>“Not exactly. I just want to appeal to your good side and tell you Dudley is not a bad guy.”>“I just want you to stop worrying about the cult. Leave them to me!”>“We want the same thing, why don't we work together?”>“No, that’s it. Thank you for your time. I’ll talk to Constance now.”>Write In.(Last Reply of the day, we continue tomorrow!)
>>4048280>>“We want the same thing, why don't we work together?”Would be dumb to work on the same goal separately as opposed to together
>>4048280>>“We want the same thing, why don't we work together?”
>>4048280>“We want the same thing, why don't we work together?”>Then yell to Athelone that she can't say you didn't try to free her.
>>4048280>“We want the same thing, why don't we work together?”>Explain how your plan is going so far. Because from what I can tell the only person who knows about you turning traitor is in your custodyDestroying them from the inside could still work, it's a good plan overall
>>4048280>“We want the same thing, why don't we work together?”Shed a tear that there's someone else out there who's also trying to save the world
“We want the same thing, why don’t we work together?” Now that you know all the facts there is no reason to not team up at this point.“That’s an interesting proposition but…” Giorsal looks away and rubs her arm. “With what happened today, my cover is most certainly blown. I don’t know what I’m going to do now… I still need to get rid of those guys… And I need to find a new place to hide…” Giorsal starts scratching her head rapidly.“We don’t need to continue with your plan, you know?” You could come up with something else.“Her safety is our priority, her position as a Judge can not be put in danger! The only reason I allowed her to attempt this nonsense is because she promised me she wouldn’t put herself in harm’s way and if she tried to disobey – I can always take over her body.” Doesn’t seem likely you can change Ethempress’ stance.“Ethempress, there must be something we can arrange…” Giorsal does want to help.“I suppose you can chat over your ‘phones’ or something. But I strictly forbid you from fighting alongside him!” When Ethempress says no, it means no! “Find another way.”“Well you can always depend on me if you need to remove someone’s flame…” Giorsal admits defeat. “I wanted to ask you, why are you fighting against the cult?”“It’s a doomsday cult…” Isn’t it obvious?“Oh. I understand. Hehe...” Giorsal is almost embarrassed for asking.“This was a fruitful conversation. I hope you achieve your goals, Johnny Ando. But this is where we say good-bye!” Ethempress wants this end this meeting. “Giorsal, say good-bye to them!”“Uhm… Don’t we have a meeting later with the others? You postpone last one...” Constance grabs Giorsal’s oversized t-shirt.“Oh right! I almost forgot!” Giorsal gets panicky. “We really need to go now! Byeeee!”“Constance, remember what Scarlet told you.” You wink at the little mummy.“Mhm! I got it memorized!!” Constance cheerfully points to her head. “Bye Johnny!”Both Judges start slowly fading away. Which reminded you of something.“Wait! You didn’t tell me—!” Fuck, her phone number!…You wake up! It’s Friday June 14h, your alarm woke you up and you’re still in time to go to school! But fuck, you feel so tired right now you don’t really want to go – not as badly as other times but still. You need to worry about your health.You’re in your always comfy bed! Huh, Scarlet managed to bring you home somehow – you need to check what ended up happening after you doze off. You don’t want more mysteries to pile up like with Snowman Johnny.What do you do?>Go to school, because fuck you.>Take a well-deserved break for the day.>Write In.
>>4050236>>Take a well-deserved break for the day.We earned it
>>4050236>Take a well-deserved break for the day.
>>4050236>>Go to school, because fuck you.
After these hard fought days, you have the strongest conviction that you undisputedly deserve a break for the day! But you’re not irresponsible, you’re going to tell Scarlet so she doesn’t get worried or anything the like.You pick up your phone and realize you got a message in Chat Now! It’s from the redhead in question informing you in short of what happened. Scarlet ended up calling Amelia to take you back to your apartment. Nurse Calamity was kind enough to drive Scarlet to her dorm, as a thank you for helping you out. You send her a text telling her you’re too tired to go to school today.You can not talk to your sister right now, so... Still you left some things unfinished from yesterday, like talking to Xavi, seeing what happened with B-WORM and Holly. But a break is a break…What’s the plan now?>Sleep! Sleep! Sleep!>Write In.
>>4050405>First things first, call B-WORM
>>4050405Go visit Craig, maybe he’s home?
>>4050405We have a lot of people we should check up on after yesterday. Let's start with B-worm
>>4050405>Call XaviYou can rest without going to sleep, relax in bed while calling some people up
>>4050406Supporting call B-worm
>>4050405>Call B-Worm and get his side of the adventure
Well you don’t need to leave the comforts of your bed to call on the phone. Guess you’re going to start with B-WORM because… err… alphabetic order? He’s the only one you’re not sure of what happened with. You dial up his number.“I’ve been waiting for your call.” That’s B-WORM.“Really?” You’re surprised by this, but on second thought you shouldn’t be.“From what I gather, it was thanks to you I was able to come out unscathed. So kudos to you.” B-WORM sounds grateful enough.“Huh, so Giorsal told you what happened?”“No, but it’s easy to guess.” B-WORM already made up his mind. You don’t think he makes much sense here, he was knocked out and was spared – so Giorsal must’ve told him something important and he’s hiding it. Or it wasn’t important at all but whatever she said gave him clues. Point is, he’s not being completely honest here.“Well, I wanted to check on you, while we gave the Cult a pretty big blow – our work is not done yet and I believe we can still work together.” You propose again.“Tell me first if you found the secret entrance.” B-WORM doesn’t know a thing about what happened on your end.“There is. It should be open still, a giant hole underground in that workshop – you can’t miss it.”“Good. If you still understand my main objective is saving my friend, then I believe we can work something out.”“Now tell me what happened with you.”“There isn’t much I can say, I was attacked from behind by a bunch of demon birds – I tried to fend them off but I couldn’t do much. I was too distracted watching over the workshop to have ever seen it coming unlike Mr. Thug. I saw him and that cult guy having an even duel before going completely unconscious. I know it’s not a story you want to hear, but it’s the only one I can tell…” B-WORM sounds disappointed in himself.“By the way, you sure your friend isn’t with the people we saved?” You wonder.“What people?”“Sheesh, I should’ve started with my part of the story…” You briefly told him what happened without going into excruciating detail. “…So you should check that out.”“There is almost no chance, but since I’m not fully fit to fight yet I’m going to take a look – I’ll call you if I find something. Good-Bye for now.” B-WORM abruptly hangs up. He sounds busy, so it didn’t surprise you one bit. He’s quite the serious guy despite his appearance.Wait, you didn’t know what ended up happening with Dudley and where exactly he is! You don’t think he would’ve answered though...What now?>Call Xavi. It’s his turn.>Maybe Ruby is up? Check her out if you don’t want to worry her with you coming unconscious and all.>Maybe Craig is back? You should check on him. Wait, should you?! You’re skipping school right now!>Write In.
>>4050596>>Maybe Ruby is up? Check her out if you don’t want to worry her with you coming unconscious and all.
>>4050596>>Maybe Ruby is up? Check her out if you don’t want to worry her with you coming unconscious and all.Might as well check in with her
>>4050596>Call Xavi. It’s his turn.Let's clear these up
>>4050596>Maybe Ruby is up? Check her out if you don’t want to worry her with you coming unconscious and all.
>>4050596>Call Xavi. It’s his turn.
>>4050596>Maybe Ruby is up? Check her out if you don’t want to worry her with you coming unconscious and all.The phone ain't going anywhere, we should at least let her know we aren't injured or anything
>>4050596>Call our Spanked Hobo and ask her to come to our home and be our stress relieving pet>Call Matilda, get her to do that massage of hers we're stressed out
Despite wanting to stay in bed like a sloth on a branch, you think it’s a good idea to check on Ruby, it’s likely she ended up worried yesterday if she saw you coming home unconscious. Who are you kidding? She totally saw you coming home unconscious. You stretch for a little bit then come out of bed towards the kitchen, like every day when you make breakfast and lunch. Will normalcy make things go smoother? You hope so. Besides you’re a hungry tired man.Well she’s not exactly awake as you find no one around in the living room, the kitchen is not any different – so you start taking stuff out of the fridge and prepare your shitty pan to make some pancakes! You look up online how to do pancakes…Amidst your culinary discovery, Ruby appears wearing a robe and her pajamas underneath – she looks a little stressed out.“Johnny…” Your name escapes her lips softly, more surprised than worried.“Want some pancakes?” You act chill like nothing bad happened.“I would love to, but what happened yesterday?” Ruby sounds very concerned.“I did some amazing stuff and got too tired to come back home, so someone else brought me here.” You paint it with a bit of sarcasm as you pay attention to what is in the pan. You don’t want to ruin your first attempt!“Is this normal? Even your sister seemed like it was no big deal.” Ruby feels like a fish out of water.“Not really. A rare occurrence, but nothing to worry about.” Good news is Amelia wasn’t that worried. “So you met Ame?”“I’ve seen her before. I didn’t know she was your sister, I never made the connection.” Ruby is still on edge. “Are you sure you are okay?”“Of course not, I’m stupidly tired. Don’t tell anyone but I’m skipping school today.” You wink at her in an attempt to make her laugh or anything.
>>4050939“Your sister mentioned you came here from the clinic. I supposed they told you to take it easy, right?” Ruby tries to rationalize what’s happening.“I don’t know. I just blacked out.”“Please, don’t play dumb with me, if you’re not feeling good, I wouldn’t mind at all taking care of you today.” Ruby gets closer. “I told you I’m not a great cook, but I can get the job done – so leave breakfast to me.”“Don’t worry, pancakes are ready!” You put them on a plate and start preparing for your own. “Eat them, you don’t want them to get cold.”“Johnny, if I eat that now I would burn my mouth. Have you eaten pancakes before?” Ruby chuckles.“N-No…” It was one of those things you always saw on TV and wondered what they tasted like.“Either way, I think it’s best for you if I take things from here. I’ll pamper you today, how does that sound?” Ruby smiles. She really wants you to take it easy...How do you respond?>“Sounds great.” Time to really relax today!>“I can take care of myself. Besides I’ll be busy later.” You’re an independent man that needs to solve so much shit!>“I’ll chill, but I’m not that tired to be in bed all day.” You don’t want her all over you.>Write In.(Last Reply of the day. We continue tomorrow. Sorry for the short session today!)
>>4050942>>Write In."Having my guest take care of me? Nonsense, now go enjoy your pancakes, and we can watch some tv later if you're free."
>>4050942>>“Sounds great.” Time to really relax today!If she wants to help let her, we can get to know each other better too
>>4050942>“Sounds great.” Time to really relax today!
>>4050942>“I’ll chill, but I’m not that tired to be in bed all day.” You don’t want her all over you.Shows that we know how to maintain boundaries while trusting her enough to help us out.
>>4050942"Being pampered by a beutiful woman? Sounds great!"
>>4051490Just tease the everliving shit out of her using our handsomeness.
>>4051490>>4051499At the very least, it's pretty funny
“Being pampered by a beautiful woman? Sounds great!” Your eyebrows start dancing to play up the joke! The dense atmosphere is slowly lifting so you’re going for the last push!“B-Be careful with what you’re saying, you could get someone else really… uhm… excited…” Ruby’s tomato face shows she’s part of that someone else... “Now that I noticed, you look very manly today!”“You think so?” You touch your face! Did you finally grow a beard?!“Well yes, hehe!” Ruby gets closer and takes the pan from your hands. “You should take a look in the mirror! I’ll take it from here! You’ll understand what I mean when you do.”“Cool!” You leave stupidly excited towards the bathroom.Disappointed, you leave the bathroom after not finding any changes on your face, not even one hair. Did Ruby lie?! Why would she do that?! She hates liars! She’s a hypocrite! How dare she?! Maybe you misunderstood her… That’s most likely what happened. Back in the living room, you noticed the dinner table is ready with the breakfast, Ruby is sitting with her plate waiting for you to come out! Her pancakes look… different from the ones you have. The ones you’re going to eat are the ones you prepared, you made them for her – so you don’t know how to feel about them.“Please sit down, Johnny!” Ruby smiles.“By the way, I don’t understand what you meant.” You take a seat.“Hehe, maybe you’re more oblivious than him! That’s good!” Ruby heartily chuckles.“W-What do you mean?” You frown.“Nothing! You said it before, let’s eat before it gets cold!” Ruby takes a bite from her pancakes and suddenly stops, you notice after you do exactly the same thing.It seems at this moment you two found out that… Pancakes are pretty good! Holy smokes, this is probably going to become one of your favorite dishes! Well maybe you’re exaggerating, but you find it neat. And like you said Ruby is loving it too, it’s funny seeing her maintain her etiquette but eating as fast as she can! That’s not supposed to be how you enjoy food…It was really delicious though!
>>4052544“I’m going to make more, do you want more as well?” Ruby stands up with her plate in her hand.“Sure. Do you want me to make them?” You want to stress you don’t feel that bad.“Another day maybe!” Ruby cheerfully leaves towards the kitchen.And so Ruby prepared a worse version of your pancakes again, you enjoyed them for what they were – but it’s not the same. Ruby enjoys her piece either way, so it wasn’t all that bad.After this pleasing moment, Ruby reappeared with a bunch of pillows, a blanket and more things – and with them she created the fortress of coziness in your couch! You’re the sole ruler of this kingdom! Ruby also left you with a glass of soda, snacks and your phone at hand. Now you’re watching TV while she scratches your head with such a great technique it might be more relaxing than an actual massage! You wonder if Osgood enjoyed this every day. But this dream sensation will come to a sudden halt…“Johnny, I’m going to go to work for one or two hours. They are going to train me for Monday.” Ruby instinctively kisses you on the cheek, then stays a couple of seconds staring at the void – then she bee lines towards the door while blushing. “S-See ya!” Ruby leaves.“T-Take care…!” What was that?!…You’re feeling conflicted. But maybe it’s time to enjoy the spoils of your kingdom and continue relaxing than overthink it.…Someone rang the doorbell. Fuck.What now?>Leave your kingdom and open the door like a plebe.>Let the peasants suffer outside. You were groomed into power, you’ll stay here.>Write In.
>>4052546>Leave your kingdom and open the door like a plebe.
>>4052546>>Leave your kingdom and open the door like a plebe.Don't get too lazy Johnny
>>4052546>>Let the peasants suffer outside. You were groomed into power, you’ll stay here.
>>4052546>Leave your kingdom and open the door like a plebe.Doth our beste, indeed
Ugh, you don’t think there is any other option but to leave your kingdom and open the door like a plebe. This will give the Kingdom of Coziness instability and will halt its growth, but it’s for the greater good or something… You stand up and you slowly but surely get to the door.…It’s Henry. You resisted the urge to slam the door and return to your kingdom.“Hey Boss.” Henry looks out of breath, like he ran a marathon. He’s wearing a hoodie hiding his identity like that other time at the clinic for what it feels now like long ago.“Hey Henry.” You’re too relaxed to act confused. “What are you doing here?”“Nariko sent me here for her lunch, she said you would understand. Matilda and Yupie want their share too but Nariko is the only one who promised something in return.” Henry shrugs.“Oh right.” You turn a little then realize. “Wait, shouldn’t you be at school?”“Errr, yeah, I skipped classes to get here.” Henry says it like it’s the most normal thing ever. “I could say the same thing to you.”“No, you can’t. I’m your senior.” You wanted to say ‘king’ so badly.“Don’t be like that, man…” Henry doesn’t like your attitude.“It was a joke.” You shake your head. “Anyway, give me a couple of — Hold on, I’m too tired to make them lunch! And I believe they are taking advantage of me at this point...”“Could you at least make something for Nariko? I already made the trip, do me a solid here.” Henry is being a bit pushy about the subject.…You technically don’t owe them a thing! Maybe to Matilda! But the main point is that this wasn’t worth getting up for.…You feel like someone else is around.What do you do?>“Sorry Henry, I’m not doing shit, I’m tired.”>“Sorry Henry, you can come over if you want though.”>“Sure, give me a few minutes. Make yourself comfortable if you wanna.”>Write In.
>>4052685>Agree to help, but only if Henry cooks while you instruct. That way Henry doesn't have to run a marathon to get food for hoboes. Tell Henry to wash his hands and face first.
>>4052685>“Sorry Henry, you can come over if you want though.”
>>4052685>>“Sure, give me a few minutes. Make yourself comfortable if you wanna.”We should be used to this by now, let's get it over with
>>4052685>“Sure, give me a few minutes. Make yourself comfortable if you wanna.”
>>4052685>“Sure, give me a few minutes. Make yourself comfortable if you wanna.”Dude should wash himself off though. Don't need to be relaxing in sweat smells.
>>4052685>“Sure, give me a few minutes. Make yourself comfortable if you wanna.”And when I say comfortable it doesn't mean he can go into the pillow fort. That's ours
>>4052685Mooriko is asking for another spanking.
“Sure, give me a few minutes. Make yourself comfortable if you wanna.” You should be used to this by now, better to get it over with.“Thanks, boss.” Henry cordially enters your apartment. “It feels like it’s been a while since I last visited.”“It sure does.” You grumpily walk towards the kitchen almost defeated in a way.“Oh, Nariko said she wants curry this time.” Henry takes a seat at the dinner table.“All right…” Curry for all then. Since when does Mooriko get to decide what you prepare? “By the way, since when you were her errand boy?”“First and likely last day on the job, boss. She seemed desperate so I couldn’t turn her down.”“If she was truly desperate she would’ve called me or even pay Matilda first.” You don’t quite believe him.“Uh, it’s kinda embarrassing to admit – but I volunteered.” Henry is a little impressed with your deduction skills.“Don’t tell me you’re a pushover...” You have a bad taste in your mouth if he was. Or maybe it’s Ruby’s pancakes. Who knows? You promise yourself to make this lunch good though.“Nah, we made a deal. Nariko will tutor me to get my grades up, she’s book smart, you know?” Henry is taking school seriously?!“She’s going to help you out just for this, isn’t that a little disproportionate?” You think Henry made one hell of a deal.“Nah, she’s stayin’ in school teachin’ Yupie. Seems like she’s not as smart as she thinks she is. Anyway, they will let me join their sessions.” Henry explains. Maybe Yu Yan needs help acclimating in this new environment. You don’t know what kind of education she received as Rise…“Damn, she should’ve told me.” You’re a tad worried, but you trust Nariko to help her out. “No offense, dude. But why do you want to improve your grades all of the sudden?”“Uccelli won’t let me join missions if my grades continue being this awful.” Henry looks determined to improve. “That seems random.” You wonder if Nina is doing it just to prevent Henry from helping out.“Yeah, I think she doesn’t want me to help out. But I made her promise that she will let me if I improve. I won’t let her back down from her word now!” Henry is not as naïve as you thought.“I mean, sending a highschooler to war isn’t something she would ever want to do.” Food is done! You start putting it in their containers.“Easy for you to say. You’re doing whatever you want these days, right?” Henry looks a little bit more serious. “Seems you cracked down something huge on your own, huh?”
>>4052838“Where did you hear that?” Did Bradford Jr. tell them?!“That doesn’t really matter, Uccelli was going to tell us in our next meeting anyway so it wasn’t exactly a secret.” Henry believes it is not a big deal.“That doesn’t answer my question. But here you go, here is the food – I made one for you too.” You hand him the four containers.“Y-You didn’t have to.” Henry is surprised.“Yeah, I didn’t.” You shrug because it’s no big deal.“Boss, if you ever get to do something cool again, call me, okay? I hate being with my arms crossed sitting doin’ nothing.” Henry really wants to help out.“We’ll see. I don’t want to go against the Motley Crew’s wishes.”“Uccelli doesn’t need to know.” Henry sure wants to get his hands dirty. “Take care! I need to get back quickly before they notice.”“Take care…” You yawn… Fuck, you’re tired.Henry leaves your apartment full of rations! Curry doesn’t taste great microwaved though, so you hope they enjoy it regardless.As you make your way back to your kingdom, you noticed a pillow of a peculiar shape.“Meow.” It’s Bradford Jr.! What is he doing here?!What do you do?>Welcome him to your kingdom. You will be pals who enjoy comfiness.>“Why are you here Bradford Jr.? Did someone send you here?”>“You shouldn’t be here. Get out of the way.” Expel him from your kingdom!>Write In.
>>4052840>Welcome him to your kingdom. You will be pals who enjoy comfiness.>“Why are you here Bradford Jr.? Did someone send you here?”
>>4052840>>Welcome him to your kingdom. You will be pals who enjoy comfiness.Only if agree to cuddle for maximum comf>“Why are you here Bradford Jr.? Did someone send you here?”
>>4052840>Welcome him to your kingdom. You will be pals who enjoy comfiness.
“Do you agree to cuddle for maximum comfiness?” You ask the creature occupying your land.“Meow.” He accepts as always, then moves a couple of inches away to give you back your throne.“Then welcome to my kingdom, friend.” You accept him as part of your state. “You will be known as Sir Knightford Jr. from now on.” You pretend to have a sword and knight the cat.“Meow.” He proudly accepts his new role. He can be part of your round table, or be the table!“Truly an invaluable ally.” Sir Philonune approves.As you two put yourself comfortable, you think it’s time to ask the hard questions to your loyal knight.“Why are you here Sir Knightford Jr.? Did someone send you here?”“Meow.” Bradford informs.“I understand.” You don’t speak cat.“Meow.” From absolutely out of nowhere he takes a letter out! He actually had a message, who would have known?“What’s this?” You take it from his paws. It’s addressed to you! You open it…The note reads as follows:“I took my sweater back now that I realized why you wanted it.I told Nina too, you pervert.If you want it back, you’ll have to duel me again! But this time I’m not going to lose!T_T Neko.”Wait, what sweater…? OH NO! She stole the sweater you won fair and square from her! The one with the sweet design you may or may not were planning on gifting to someone! Curse you, Neko! You disgusting thief! You thought you made amends for crying out loud and she does this!…But what can you do? Will you leave your people behind for retribution? Your kingdom needs you…“Meow.” Wise from words Sir Knightford Jr.What do you do?>Today your interests are the same as the people. You will continue your reign here.>Call T_T Neko and complain! She can’t just do that!>Send Sir Knightford on a mission. He will retrieve back the great treasure.>Write In.
>Send Sir Knightford on a mission. He will retrieve back the great treasure.he can do it
>>4052948>Send Sir Knightford on a mission. He will retrieve back the great treasure.It’s time for a Crussade!
>>4052948>>Send Sir Knightford on a mission. He will retrieve back the great treasure.Nobody messes with Comfy Kingdom
>>4052948>>Call T_T NekoAnd issue forth a challenge!Just not for today.
>>4052948>Today your interests are the same as the people. You will continue your reign here.
>>4052948>Send Sir Knightford on a mission. He will retrieve back the great treasure.Have Knightford leave our own letter that we will accept her rematch one day for even bigger stakes but if she tries to cheat us out of our prize it'll mean war!
“I know our time together in this kingdom hasn’t been long, but I have a mission for thee.” You are going to believe in your knight. “Retrieve back the great treasure, please, Sir Knightford Jr.!”“Meow.” Bradford Jr. nods. For some reason, he knows exactly what you mean.“Before the comfy crusade begins, I’ll send her a letter of my own.” You lazily grab a pen from the TV stand with your feet, then write a response on the back of the letter Neko sent you. You will accept her rematch one day for even biggers stakes but if she tries to cheat you out of your prize it’ll mean war! “Here. I will provide you great spoils for your heroism when you come back.” You attach it to your knight’s collar.“Meow!” Bradford Jr. leaves the kingdom to accomplish his holy mission, floating like the true hero of this campaign and saying good-bye for now.Who knew being royalty would have difficult moments like this? Either way, it’s time to continue reigning over your state.……You think you’re going to go to sleep any second now.……GOD DAMN IT! Someone is ringing the doorbell again!What do you do?!>You have no more knights to defend the kingdom. You’ll stay here!>Open the stupid door.>Write In.
>>4053033>>Open the stupid door.Go and check it out, it would be rude not too...
>>4053033>Open the stupid door.This better be good
>>4053033>>Open the stupid door.But glare at them as a king would a peasant
>>4053033>Open the stupid door.AAAAAAAAAA
>>4053033>>4053045>>4053047>>4053049>>4053051>>4053073I got sleepy, so this is the last reply of the day. We'll continue tomorrow.But as an extra, please vote for who is knocking the door!>Write In.
>>4053104Hmmmm, who's someone we don't see oftenSure, I guess I'll support >>4053111. Ajna's fun
>>4053104>MatildaAdding another vote for Capitalism
>>4053308Stay mad, Matilda-fag
>>4053380I voted for Howie but I’d rather have Matilda come over than “flirting practice dummy #18”. 91m10 has lost his way.
>>4053308Look it would be in character for the teacher to check up on us.
A tie huh?
>>4053104>Matilda there tie broken, full disclosure I just found this quest I have no idea who either of these characters are
>>4053880We still have a bit of time
>>4053887Nice try samefag
>>4053104>Matildabecause I want to see what happens when comfy meets anti-comfy.
>>4053104AjnaHaven't seen her in a while
(Votes are looking a bit iffy to me, so we’re starting over from this post on – sorry for the ones who can’t make it in time.)His Majesty King Comfy the 1st is still struggling with his decision. He knows he will open up the door, but wonders if magically he can change the makings of space and time to make the person knocking not be annoying. He wants to resume his rule as soon as possible after all.He ponders again who would be the best person who could be outside.Who’s outside?!>Write In.
>>4054107>MatildaNo breaks on this train
>>4054107TrentCause FUCK waifufags.
>>4054107Ajna, the master of blankets and wielder of pillows, here for an audience with the king.
>>4054107>MatildaOnce more with feeling
>>4054118Changing my vote to this>>4054120You OWE ME NOW, motherfucker!
>>4053409Yo Mr.Not a waifufag, if you wanna vote now's your chance
>>4054107>AjnaComfy shall reign
Closing the votes now! Thanks for your participation! I'm writing now.
Once again you leave your riches behind, walk through the valley of nothingness and open the forbidden gate! What lies behind it will be revealed now!……It’s Ajna! The little adorable and somewhat schizophrenic neighbor you have! She was like in the middle of a little celebration dance but froze once she realize you’re here. Wait, wasn’t she at the clinic? What is she doing here?! Well, that was last Saturday and today is Friday, so things might have changed. But again, why is she here?“Ajna…?” You’re still a bit puzzled with her presence here. She’s wearing her robes but no hat like other times.“J-J-J-Johnny?!” Ajna is almost as shocked as you are. “I-I…” She’s panicking.“I took the day off from school, wanna come in?”“Y-Ye—Sure…” Ajna’s tongue gets twisted, but seems very happy now that her surprise is over. But then she points backwards at someone you didn’t notice at first. “C-Can he t-too come?”It’s Double J, he shrugs in response. It appears Ajna is starting to hyperventilate the longer she’s outside.…Is his presence something the Kingdom of Coziness will allow?What do you do?>“Sure. I owe him one anyway.”>“Uuh, does he even want to come over?”>Write In.
>>4054200>>“Sure. I owe him one anyway.”
>>4054200>“Sure. I owe him one anyway.”
>>4054200 (checked)>>“Sure. I owe him one anyway.”
“Sure, I owe him one anyway.” You open the gates to your realm.“T-T-t—t-t…” Ajna hesitates while trying to thank you, she’s wondering if she should go back to her apartment as the dangers of the world are going to get her out here.“It’s fine, my place is safe.” You smile at her as you gently push her inside your apartment. She skipped when you touched her – but otherwise didn’t seem to mind. She looks around in awe and makes timid steps.“Thanks.” Double J casually goes inside as well. “Also here, for your troubles.” He hands you a random bag.“What’s this?” You accept his offering anyway.“Coffee beans, keep them. I have too much.” Double J is a man of mystery. You don’t drink coffee, but that could change with these, right?You invite Ajna, the master of blankets and wielder of pillows, to your kingdom as an honorary guest – while Jeff Jefferson had to drag one of the chairs from the table closer to your couch like a peasant.“W-We look a-alike, hehe…” Ajna notices you two are way too comfy for this world.“Sure we do.” You must look terrible then.“S-Sorry f-for coming uninvited…” Ajna apologizes.“I don’t mind at all. But why were you out here?” You genuinely wonder.“I-It was my g-goal…” Ajna is still having problems talking.“She has panic attacks while she goes outside, so she wants to build her strength back by coming out of her apartment more often. Her first goal was to get here and say hi to surprise you another day. She tries it once a day, and this was her 3rd attempt.” Double J is an information dispenser. You kind of ruin that plan…“…” Ajna puts her scarf over her mouth as she gets embarrassed now that Double J explains her plan out loud.“And you, my dude?” Now you wonder about what’s Double J’s deal.“Craig asked me to help her out for today. He’s visiting Sewel at the hospital.”“So you knew each other beforehand or…?”“This is not the first time Craig asked me to help her out.” Double J doesn’t have a filter, huh? Ajna doesn’t seem happy about that fact. “She told me to go away the other day which I did, but she seems fine with me now.” So you weren’t the only one who got Ajna’s sudden rejection.“So you guys are friends?”Double J just shrugs in response, which makes Ajna look a little bit somber. He’s more talkative when you ask him more impersonal questions…Errr… Maybe you should do something now.What do you do?>“Do you guys want something to eat? I have curry.” Give them leftovers.>“Good job, Ajna. You’ve really improved!”>“So where did you get these coffee beans?”>Write In.
>>4054281>“Do you guys want something to eat? I have curry.” Give them leftovers.
>>4054281>“Do you guys want something to eat? I have curry.” Give them leftovers.>“So where did you get these coffee beans?”
>>4054281>“Do you guys want something to eat? I have curry.” Give them leftovers.>“Good job, Ajna. You’ve really improved!”
>>4054281>>“Do you guys want something to eat? I have curry.” Give them leftovers.
>>4054281>>“Do you guys want something to eat? I have curry.” Give them leftovers.>>“Good job, Ajna. You’ve really improved!”
“Do you guys want something to eat? I have curry.” You offer some of the goods your kingdom amassed.Double J just shrugs, he seems on board – you think.“I-I w-would love to.” Ajna wants to eat! Is that rare? You mean she’s a twig, she must not be fond of eating.“Oh, I almost forgot to say. Good job, Ajna. You’ve really improved!”“T-T-This is still… not good enough…” Ajna is being hard on herself. “I p-panicked and rang the bell…”“Don’t put too much pressure on yourself.” You don’t want her to halt her improvement.You walk towards the kitchen, serve a couple of plates and bring them back to the table. Both Ajna and Double J take a seat.“Not eating?” Double J wonders.“I already ate.” Too many pancakes! Soon you will be hungry, you’re sure – but now? Nah.“…” Ajna starts eating, she seems to be liking it. “I-I-It’s good…!”“I agree.” The emotionless Double J nods.“Thank you.” You humbly receive their praise. You can not do anything but watch them eat anyway.Out of the blue, Ajna drops her spoon and her eyes go completely blank! What happened?“Are you alright?” Double J wonders from his seat while you immediately check on her. Ajna just remains there, all paralyzed without moving a single muscle – not even blinking, staring at the wall……Wait.You turn around and remember something is in there…Oh god no, it’s Osgood’s picture! The one Ruby hanged on there! Her troubled past is coming back to haunt Ajna once more. She starts breathing heavily and doesn’t seem to react to neither you or Jeff attempts to get her attention, not even holding her is doing the trick.This is bad…!Real bad!What do you do?>Bring her back to her apartment!>Tickle her!>Take the photo from the wall and drop it on the trash can!>Tell her Osgood is dead and she has nothing to worry about!>Write In.
>>405437091m10 has lost its way because he made mai Waifu hyperventilate Also, because all these choices are BAD. >TIckle her! She needs a distraction, and FAST.
>>4054370>>Bring her back to her apartment!Shit. Get her out of here so she can calm down before explaining things to her
>>4054370>Bring her back to her apartment!
Double J finally decides to stop trying to make Ajna snap back and looks behind him. Noticing at last Osgood’s picture on the wall. You in the meantime move her out of the chair and hold her.“Isn’t that the guy from poker night…?” Double J comments. “Are you gay for him?”“N-No! And it’s not the time for that! Let’s take her back to her apartment!” You carry her bridesmaid style. Double J gets closer and takes something from Ajna’s pocket.“I have her key.” Now as fast as you have ever seen him move, he runs towards the door and opens it up for you! You two go through it!Outside you see Ruby coming back with a paper bag full of groceries! She’s just a couple of feet from the door.“Hey Johnny! Did you hear me coming or…?” She looks happy to see you then her face turns to confusion once she notices you panicking and carrying Ajna. “W-What’s going on?”“I’ll explain later! Double J, come on!” You command the man who was supposed to be taking care of her!“Right…!” Jeff appears from behind you and opens Ajna’s apartment door, you three go inside – leaving Ruby alone and speechless.Inside it’s almost the same deal, Ajna doesn’t respond, but now she’s whispering gibberish! You take the executive decision of bringing her back to her room because that’s the closest thing she has for a safe space. It’s a more decorated than last time! Man, she was really having some progress…You put her on the bed and started caressing her head to calm Ajna from the spontaneous shaking she started doing…! “Craig is going to get real mad.” Double J shakes his head as he brings a glass of water, he has no idea what to do or why he brought that up.“Shit happens man.” You would’ve preferred if he was a little bit more worried about Ajna.“You seem to know what you are doing.” Double J feels more relaxed with you around.“Well, I don’t.” You’re honest. Despite living a couple of panic attacks with her, you don’t really know how to stop them consistently.“Fuck.” Now Double J looks guilty, but then the sensation leaves his face. “She seems to be calming down.”But Ajna wasn’t calming down exactly, she just started inconsolable crying – but it felt more subdued than other times. Like she’s not going crazy like when you saw her back after the eclipse.“Should I call Craig?” Double J is overwhelmed with the situation. Ajna is slowly calming down though, you like to believe both of you being here is helping her out somehow.What do you do?>“Let’s call Craig.”>“Don’t do anything yet. Ajna, are you okay?”>“Let’s take her to the clinic better.”>Write In.
>>4054458>“Don’t do anything yet. Ajna, are you okay?”
>>4054458>Comfort herDon't leave her side. If she's slowly calming down reassuring her will hopefully get to not be as much as a mess
>>4054458>“Don’t do anything yet. Ajna, are you okay?”This is one of the times where headpats and hugs would unironically help alot
“Don’t do anything yet.” You tell Double J to chill for now, which gives you a unique sensation inside. “Ajna, are you okay?”Ajna continues crying, but tries to say something in midst the weeping. “I don’t… want this…” The poor thing is at least responding coherently. You won’t leave her side until she starts feeling better!Well that response despite being heartbreaking, ends Double J’s hopes to call Craig to take care of all this – he feels like you really know what you’re doing so there is no need for now. Despite him being actually cold with the recent happenings, he stays here almost like a puppy waiting for your instructions or just Ajna to get better. Whatever comes first, it’s not going to be soon. You can only comfort her the only way you know: head patting.Still fidgeting, Ajna appears to finally have some autonomy over her body again! Of all the attacks she has had, this one was the easiest to manage – is this a sign of better things to come for her? You can only hope so and aid her on that path.“Why… Why am I like this…?” Ajna hates everything right now.“You done it.” Jeff is fairly surprised with your efforts.“I didn’t do shit.” You at this point don’t know if you’re just a detriment to her recovery.“Then I hope one day my uselessness can be as useful as yours.” Is that a joke? You would laugh, but you don’t want to make Ajna feel ostracized.“G-Guys, I-I-I’m sorry… I r-ruined it.” Ajna wipes what’s left of her tears, her eyes are looking redder.Double J just shrugs in response.“You didn’t ruin anything, Ajna.” The Kingdom of Coziness won’t be destroyed that easily.“W-Why… Why do you have a p-picture of him of all people?” Ajna now realizes why this all happened, she doesn’t look mad but she’s serious about it!Double J shrugs yet again! If you ban that move, he won’t be able to communicate.How do you respond?>Shrug.>“It’s a long, long story. Sorry, Double J – but can you wait outside for a bit?” Tell her everything about you and Osgood, and how Ruby ended up in your apartment.>“He was my friend. His ex-girlfriend is living with me in the meantime and she still has feelings for him.” Don’t go into details and dispel the notion you have that type of feelings for Osgood.>Write In.
>>4054589>“He was my friend. His ex-girlfriend is living with me in the meantime and she still has feelings for him.” Don’t go into details and dispel the notion you have that type of feelings for Osgood
>>4054589>“He was my friend. His ex-girlfriend is living with me in the meantime and she still has feelings for him.” Don’t go into details and dispel the notion you have that type of feelings for Osgood.
>>4054589>“It’s a long, long story. Sorry, Double J – but can you wait outside for a bit?” Tell her everything about you and Osgood, and how Ruby ended up in your apartment.
>>4054589>>“It’s a long, long story. Sorry, Double J – but can you wait outside for a bit?” Tell her everything about you and Osgood, and how Ruby ended up in your apartment.
“He was my friend. His ex-girlfriend is living with me in the meantime and she still has feelings for him.” You come clean to both of them without going into excruciating details. There is no point going further than that.“W-What do you m-mean was?” Ajna took upon a detail you weren’t sure if she knew.“Wait, you mean he’s dead and buried?” Double J looks shocked, well as much as he can – which is not visually, which completely contradicts what you just described…“Well… I…” You struggle to find the words but you just want to say yes.“So he was another victim. Sad.” Jeff is up to date with the news.“He can’t be dead…” Ajna is dumbfounded. “That man can not be dead!” Ajna sounds furious, no stuttering at all – she sits down and stares at the ground. Her fingers almost stabbing the mattress with how tight her grip is. “He needs to pay! H-He needs to pay for what he did to me…! He did this to me!” Ajna storms out of her room, tears falling down off her face!What do you do?!>Follow her and try to calm her down!>Follow her and let her vent!>Write In.
>>4054675>>Follow her and try to calm her down!She definitely has the right to be mad at him but this level just seems unhealthy. Don't let her do anything stupid
>>4054691>>Follow her and try to calm her down!
>>4054675>>Follow her and let her vent!
>>4054675>Follow her and try to calm her down!
>>4054675>Follow her and let her vent!
>>4054675>Follow her and let her vent!Offer her a shoulder to cry on and an ear to complain to.Trying to smother this level of emotion is not healthy.
>>4054675>Follow her and let her vent!We should step in if she gets stupid though
You decided to just follow her and let her vent! If she keeps that inside her it won’t be healthy in the long run, you will step in if she does something stupid though – you’re not that oblivious about the consequences of letting your actions run wild. Besides, she's just a twig, what’s the worst thing that could happen?Double J shares your same approach but you can tell he’s going to more passive than you when the times comes. You can’t rely on him with this.You see Ajna running away, she opens up the door to the outside and quickly gets to the railing. You ran so fast after her when you noticed, flashbacks of Nariko running through your mind – you find yourself actually outside just a couple of steps behind her. But she never had the intention of jumping off, she just hold tight the railing and lets a painfully scream out of her soul. Shrieking while the tears keep falling off her face – she’ll break her voice if she continues.“Johnny, what’s happening? Is she all right?” It’s Ruby, and her concern is as obvious as Ajna’s anguish! Wait, what is she doing here?!“Ruby, please go back to the apartment.” You immediately realized this could turn ugly.“You’re… You’re his girlfriend…” Ajna notices Ruby’s presence, you can not make up what emotion is on Ajna’s face.“Pardon me? We’re just very good friends.” Ruby mistakenly thinks Ajna is talking about you two being a couple.“He did this to me… Look at me!” Ajna takes her robe off to show her anorexic body, well, it’s not like she’s naked or anything, she’s just wearing a t-shirt and shorts – but you can tell what she means.“Goodness…” Ruby looks horrified.“Ruby, please go.” You get in the middle of both.“I can’t control it… I can’t make it stop… I fight it every single day, but I can’t feel fine… He’s there mocking me… Taunting me… He’s there bringing those demons back… Why didn’t he let me be…? Why couldn’t he let it sink that I didn’t want to do anything with him…? I told him to go away but he keeps coming back! Over and over and over again! He used me and discards me when he wanted! He took everything from me because I was never good enough! I loved him but he stole me from me…! I don’t want to feel this way! I don’t want to be this way! I. Don’t. Want. To. Look. This. Way.” Ajna starts beating herself up with the last sentence. “I JUST WANT TO BE ME!”
>>4054925“That’s it. Calm down, Ajna!” You had enough and hold her to stop. She’s not resisting, she’s too busy talking to Ruby.“I’m sorry, little miss – but you’re talking nonsense. I don’t believe Johnny is capable of any of that.” Ruby debates with a broken person. That’s going to work out great. Hold on, you didn’t do shit!“Not Johnny…! It was… It was… iT Was… IT WAS… OSGOOOoooD…!” Ajna’s empty stare stabs Ruby in the soul. “I hate him, I hate him… I HATE HIM!”“…” Ruby is speechless. “I heard Johnny just mentioning it, your name is Ajna, right?”“…” Ajna is just fidgeting while heavily breathing in your arms.“Osgood told me about you. You were his best friend in College before I met him.”“…” Ajna looks hurt.“Osgood said there was no other person he regretted hurting more than you. You left such an impression on him that when I tried to pursue a relationship with me, he told me all about you and the others, that he promised to himself to never take advantage of another girl ever again, so a relationship with me was impossible. So I ended up being the one insisting, hurts your pride a little bit, right? You feel like you’re not good enough…” Ruby looks back on her relationship with Osgood. “But it ended up being one of the best decisions of my life. Thanks to you he turned into the beautiful man I loved with all my heart, thank you.” Ruby smiles at Ajna.“You’re just like him…” Ajna’s tears just stops. “You think all I suffered was just a life lesson for you…? That once you regret it that’s it…?! Everything is fine…?! He poisoned your mind! You think he was some type of martyr?! You think he ever paid for what he did?! I’m not the one who got it worse! The man you loved… the man we loved… he was a monster! THE WORLD IS BETTER NOW THAT HE’S DEAD!”Upon hearing this, Ruby breaks into tears and runs inside your apartment……This is everything for this thread! Thanks for playing everybody! Until next time!
>>4054925>>4054927This is why we should’ve had Howie over.
I can't believe you guys thought this was a good idea>>4054939Not choosing Howie wasn't the problem here>>4054927Thanks for running, comfy thread (for the most part)
>>4054927Ruby is kind of a retard.
>>4054927Good thread and all but the grammar has been really bad lately
>>4055804Sorry, I'm doing what I can.
>>4057531It's ok I hope I don't sound like an ass. It's just something I noticed has been recently
>>4057531Bring back Howie for the grand return. His presence will kickstart a new arc and his exploits will cause ripples in the storyline for many threads to come.
>>4059006I’ll double down, give him his own spinoff!
>>4058081>>4059027Nobody likes Howie>>4059152The old proofreader/ghost writer up and disappeared a while back without a trace. This is also the reason for the sudden change in the quality of the grammar
>>4059453That sounds like a you problem bud.
>>4059638Did I stutter?