Last time, depression arose! Then it went away as it was time for healing and finally acceptance! It was your free day but you ended up resolving matters not related to the war but to your daily life, which is very important too! You don’t want to neglect yourself just because you’re determined to save the world.Speaking of saving the world, you are currently at your new shiny base decorated by your fellow Nameless team member, Scarlet! It’s at Tulipware Warehousing & Offices, a name you need to start getting used to – it’s close to home too, so hooray.After showing you the disappointing add-ons to your mask and her not-disappointing-at-all drone, Scarlet drifts the conversation to another post, something related to the Motley Crew…“Anyway, there is something I wanted to talk to you about.” Scarlet looks a little bit uncomfortable asking.“It’s an official team meeting, so go ahead.” You have absolutely nothing to hide!“Uhm, all right… So I discovered that… Ms. Uccelli is involved in all of this, and is part of the group with Amelia? I thought you two disliked each other since you made fun of her that one time. She called you to her office a bunch of times too.” Scarlet is visibly confused. “What I’m trying to say is; I understood you last time when you told me you didn’t want to tell me who’s involved in this for their own privacy, but maybe we’ll reach the point where I’ll need to know and it’s better to do it now than way later, right?”Scarlet has made her point clear, and it’s a good one! But is it really necessary for Scarlet to know about the Motley Crew? They are, by definition, pretty harmless and you know for a fact some of them will get mad if you start divulging information about them. But at the same time, it’s your team member who you’re telling! If you can’t trust her, what’s the point of this alliance?What do you do?>“I’ll ask if I can. Again, it’s their privacy…” Call Nina and tell her about Scarlet and what’s going on with you.>“Well, after dealing with the Cult we'll see. It’s not the time right now.”>“Sure, I guess there’s no point in hiding it. The others won’t be too happy though, but I trust you.” You’ll tell them anyway.>Write In.
>>4126216Information: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!
>>4126216>>“I’ll ask if I can. Again, it’s their privacy…” Call Nina and tell her about Scarlet and what’s going on with you.Better safe than sorry I guess
>>4126216>>“I’ll ask if I can. Again, it’s their privacy…” Call Nina and tell her about Scarlet and what’s going on with you.Good to see you back.
>>4126216>“I’ll ask if I can. Again, it’s their privacy…” Call Nina and tell her about Scarlet and what’s going on with you.
>“I’ll ask if I can. Again, it’s their privacy…” Call Nina and tell her about Scarlet and what’s going on with you.>>4126216
>“I’ll ask if I can. Again, it’s their privacy…” Call Nina and tell her about Scarlet and
“I’ll ask if I can. Again, it’s their privacy…” You make it painfully clear it’s not your call. You pull your phone out.“Y-Yeah, I’m not going to hold it against you.” Scarlet nervously smiles, she didn’t think you would do the call immediately. It’s a team meeting, what else can you do but address your team’s concerns?You move to a corner of the room and dial Nina’s number! You don’t know how happy she’s going to be upon hearing this news.“Hello? Johnny?” That’s Nina’s voice.“Yeah, it’s me. Are you busy right now?”“I was waiting for your call, we really need to talk – you saw my messages, right?” Nina sounds a little bit worried.“I did, but there’s something else I need to talk about…” You glance at Scarlet for a second.“Is something wrong? How are you feeling?” Now Nina sounds really worried! Fantastic…“I’m doing fine, it’s just… well… I’ll be brief…” You start explaining what’s going on to Nina without going into any details.“Y-You’re teaming up with your classmate Scarlet? She knows everything about the flames? And you’re asking for permission to tell her about us because you respect our privacy…?” Nina sounds a little dumbfounded.“Yeah…”“I’m very confused on so many levels right now, another one of my students involved in all of this? Not to look down on her or anything, but why her?” Nina sounds troubled. “You’re doing your own thing so I can’t exactly scold you for this, and I do appreciate your concern about The Motley Crew… you’re still welcomed anytime by the way, uhm…There’s no point in crying over spilled milk, right? I’ll have to tell everyone not to divulge any information to normal people. Still…”“Believe me, Scarlet won’t tell anyone, she knows how important this is.”“Well I believe we shouldn’t talk about this over the phone. Johnny, the 3 of us need to meet up as soon as possible. Are you two free right now? If so, let’s meet up somewhere privately. Your place, my place – I don’t mind where.”What do you do?>Invite her over to your new super cool base. It’s almost like an information exchange of sorts, you tell Scarlet about them – Nina knows where your new base is.>Go to Nina’s apartment! It should be close since it was Carmella’s not too long ago anyway.>Refuse to meet up and tell her to continue chatting like this. It’s only going to make things go slower.>Write In.
>>4126376>Go to Nina’s apartment! It should be close since it was Carmella’s not too long ago anyway.
>>4126376>>Invite her over to your new super cool base. It’s almost like an information exchange of sorts, you tell Scarlet about them – Nina knows where your new base is.I don't really mind her knowing about the base
>>4126376>>Invite her over to your new super cool base. It’s almost like an information exchange of sorts, you tell Scarlet about them – Nina knows where your new base is.
>>4126376>Invite her over to your new super cool base. It’s almost like an information exchange of sorts, you tell Scarlet
>>4126376>Invite her over to your new super cool base. It’s almost like an information exchange of sorts, you tell Scarlet about them – Nina knows where your new base is.
“Well, I have a new cool base I would love to show you, so come over! I’ll send you the address…” You shout loud enough for Scarlet to notice and start preparing.“Understood! I’ll be there as soon as I can. Take care!” Nina sounds a little bit excited. Maybe she’s lonely?“See ya soon.” There isn’t much to do but wait now. Which is fine, since Scarlet looks a bit tired from moving stuff.You inform Scarlet how the call went and what the plans are now. She seems pumped up for no good reason but maybe you’re confusing her anxiousness for eagerness .“A teacher coming over to this place, this is going to be freaky.” Scarlet looks tense. Maybe she thinks she’s going to get scolded or something?“Yeah, sorry about that – but I thought it was fair that she gets to know about this place, like exchanging information.”“I’m not complaining!” Scarlet wryly smiles. “It’s just… when has a teacher coming over ever been a good thing?”“You’re right. But when you come over to their place, that’s when things get magical.” You adjust your glasses.“W-What…?” Scarlet looks visibly confused. Why did you say that?!“F-Forget about it… You didn’t get the reference… I-It was from a show I saw on TV…” You give a panic response! You shouldn’t go deeper into this!“Mmm… What show? I can search for it on my phone!” Scarlet looks intrigued for no reason.“L-Let it go, the joke is dead…” This is getting awkward. “Want something to drink in the meantime?”“Sure!” Scarlet ignores what happened too. What a good girl.
>>4126570Eventually, after another call from Nina (she needed way more instructions to get here on her own.), you hear her knocking outside the door. You instructed her to call you once she got to the building so you could wait outside for her – but you know she has that strange sense of pride sometimes. You invite Nina inside and she seems enchanted, almost hypnotized by your little cool base! Of course, your base is the best and that should be the natural response, but Nina seems a little too infatuated with it! She just can’t stop giving you two compliments!“Ms. Uccelli, y-you really seem to like this place. A little too much…” Scarlet is a little bit uncomfortable with your teacher’s reaction.“I-I’m sorry. Since I was little, I always dreamed about having a secret base. I know it’s silly, but lately, I can’t help it. I-I mean it’s no different than having your own room or apartment at this point, and… Uhm… I’m talking nonsense…” Nina blushes a little bit. “It’s nice to see you doing well, Ms. Argyle.”“Yeah, yeah, just call me Scarlet! We’re out of school, remember?” Scarlet winks at your teacher. There’s something off about her but you can’t put your finger on it…“We’re here for a reason.” You bring everyone back into the real discussion at hand. “We’re in no rush though.”“Oh, before I forget. I brought a very special dessert for you!” Nina goes for her bag.“T-That can wait! I really want to hear from you all!” Scarlet wants answers!And you’re ready to give them, unless Nina thinks otherwise… Maybe you need to get those two comfortable with each other before you can dive into the important stuff, or they are going to hold on to some information... You trust them enough not to be petty, but you can all be friends here, right?What do you do?>Inform Nina about everything that you’ve been doing in the last few days.>Ask Nina to tell Scarlet about the Motley Crew.>Eat something first and have a wonderful little chat before getting things started.>Write In.
>>4126572>>Eat something first and have a wonderful little chat before getting things started.
>>4126572>>Eat something first and have a wonderful little chat before getting things started.Foods good
>>4126572>Eat something first and have a wonderful little chat before getting things started.
“Meh, be patient, Scarlet. Let’s eat something first, we’re taking things easy today, remember?” You pat Scarlet on the back to calm her down.“I’m not going anywhere either, Scarlet.” Nina smiles at your redhead companion.“Fiiiiine, but I’m not moving a muscle from now on. I’m really tired…” Scarlet pouts as she sits near the kotatsu. You can’t believe you have a kotatsu in here! It’s awesome!“Hehe, you’re going to change that mood of yours once you see what I have in here…” A cheeky Nina starts dragging out stuff from her bag, 2 tightly packed boxes. You’re intrigued. “Can you heat up some water? These go great with a cup of tea.” Nina smiles at you.You go for the plates, the cups, and all the other stuff to turn your Kotatsu into a dinner table. With everything ready, Nina starts opening the snacks…“Ta-dah! It’s lemon pie! I made it myself, I followed my mom’s recipe but I’m not even close to being as good as her at cooking. A-Anyway, enjoy!” Nina cheerfully presents her pie to both of you. You can attest she’s not that great a cook.“Y-You made it for us…?” Scarlet is surprised.“Hey, I can’t look into the future! I was making it and wondered ‘why not?’ This is a happy coincidence, that’s all.” Nina chuckles nervously.“I wouldn’t be surprised if you could. Johnny can turn invisible!” Scarlet is not joking.“I-If I could do that, there wouldn’t be anything to worry about, r-right…? For better or worse I mean.” Nina gets a little bit gloomy.“That power would be busted.” Nobody likes that kind of power anyway.“Well, if you didn’t do this for us. What were you making a pie for…?” Scarlet awkwardly chuckles.“…” Nina silently takes a sip of her tea as she looks away ashamed. Scarlet starts panicking…“What’s in the other box?” You ask Nina to break the awkward silence.“Oh, this is… I didn’t make this one, but I needed to share it with someone else apart from my roommate! It’s so good it’s going to change your lives!” Nina gets really excited about this one!Nina opens the little box and from it sprinkles something 8 times its size………It’s Kata’s really big muffin…!“Wooooah!” Scarlet is in awe, reminds you of the time she ate all that ice cream by herself at Jackey Frosties.“Don’t just stare at them! Eat!” Nina seems happy to share her goods!For some reason, you feel like you can only pick one or bad things are bound to happen otherwise…W-What do you do?!>Eat Nina’s Pie!>Eat Kata’ Big Muffin!>Let these 2 women eat everything.>Write In.
>>4126753>>Eat Nina’s Pie!
>>4126753>Let these 2 women eat everything.I'm a fan of THICC, so...
>>4126753>>Write In.Slowly eat small portions so they eat the majority, if they see us not eating they'll insist we eat, and may even make us eat the larger portion.
>>4126782changing to>>Eat Kata’ Big Muffin!
>>4126753>Eat Kata’ Big Muffin! Life is all about doing something different right?
>>4126776>>4126782>>4126753These are good. Just have a slice of each.
>>4126753>>4126769Gonna switch to big muffin to prevent bad things.
>>4126753>Eat Kata’ Big Muffin!But what >>4126782 said about small portions to pace ourselves well, and so we don't get insisted on, you know?
>>4126753>eat a little bit of both
It has been out of your reach more than a couple of times, but it’s finally in front of you, and no one is going to stop you from experiencing what Kata’s really big muffin tastes like! No one is going to rob you of this!…But still, it’s better to eat small portions slowly so they get to enjoy their desserts without guilt. You’ll have to play along so they don’t insist you eat more than necessary. And you’re doing this only because you have a bad gut feeling.You were so submerged in your thoughts that you just noticed that Nina has a kitchen knife in her hands and waiting to serve a slice.“Which one, Johnny?” Nina’s tender voice demands an answer.“Eerr… The muffin?” You want to sound as nonchalant as possible.“Don’t be shy or you’re going to regret it later!” Nina giggles as she gives you a normal slice for the size of that thing. “And you, Scarlet?”“Muffin too, please!” Scarlet looks more happy to receive a piece than you. “Juuust a little piece though, I don’t want to completely ruin my figure again.”“Again…? Were you out of shape when you were little or something? Because in all of these years as your teacher I’ve never seen you look anything but slim.” Nina looks quite surprised at Scarlet’s comments.“T-Thank you! But t-that’s not true, and it’s not something I want to discuss in front of Johnny…” Scarlet looks depressed.“I totally understand…” Why does Nina look sad as well? “Here you go, to cheer you up!” Nina gave Scarlet a little piece of the muffin just as requested. “Just enough to have a good taste!” Nina takes a slice of her pie for herself. “Everyone’s plate is ready…”“Let’s eat then!” Scarlet grabs her fork and digs in.The wait is over! You give it a good chomp…! You can feel Kata’s feelings, all the emotions poured into this meal! The authentic essence of Katastrophic Calamity!……It’s pretty decent, edging on really good! Nothing out of this world, but it’s enjoyable at parts! Kata sure didn’t disappoint as much as you were expecting. You mean, calling it any level of disappointment feels a little disrespectful – it’s only your opinion though.“Kata has such a good hand, don’t you think?” Nina wants to make some small talk with you.“Yeah, I like it.” Nothing life changing like your teacher suggested, but you’re a fan.
>>4127138“A very subdued reaction, Johnny. I’m glad you tasted it here and not in front of Kata.” Nina is enjoying her pie as calm as ever. She has never been the type to rush when she’s comfortable. “She’s unhealthily proud of everything she does or works for, and she can tell when someone is not being genuine – you would’ve broken her heart. So try not to eat these in front of her.”“But I actually like it.” You’re honest! You’re not too different from how Amelia reacted.“Compared to how everyone else reacts…” Nina rolls her eyes and chuckles.“This is vewy dangewous…” You almost forgot Scarlet was here! H-Her plate is completely clean… “To think there was something almost as good as Jackey Frosties…”“I don’t casually lie, you know?” Nina winks at Scarlet.“I’ll have to go on a diet! You’ll have to help me, Johnny.” Scarlet pouts as she grabs your arm and drags you towards her.“…” Nina didn’t react for some reason.In midst of a joyful casual conversation between you three, you and Scarlet ended up eating the Big Muffin (mostly Scarlet) and Nina ate her whole pie – it wasn’t as big, but it’s still a lot. For reasons you can’t quite get, there were points where Nina ate faster, mostly when you were enjoying yourself laughing...You can tell some tension dissipated during this time, Scarlet had some sort of animosity against Nina, you assume it had to do with school – but at least she came around. Now you’re free to actually discuss the important stuff… What do you do?>Ask for a backup for your mission at the Dark Church. Anything is better than B-WORM and Dudley getting caught…>Ask Nina to tell Scarlet about the Motley Crew.>Inform Nina about everything you’ve been doing in the last few days.>Ask Nina what the plans of the Motley Crew going forward are.>Write In.(Last Reply of the Day, we continue tomorrow.)
>>4127140>>Ask Nina to tell Scarlet about the Motley Crew.That was the whole point of this meeting
>>4127140>Ask Nina what the plans of the Motley Crew going forward are.
>>4127140>Ask Nina to tell Scarlet about the Motley Crew
>>4127140>Ask Nina to tell Scarlet about the Motley Crew.>Ask Nina what the plans of the Motley Crew going forward are.
>>4127140>Ask Nina what the plans of the Motley Crew going forward are.>Ask Nina to tell Scarlet about the Motley Crew
“I’m glad you two are getting along.” You love to see it.“You make it sound like it was going to be impossible.” Nina raises an eyebrow.“To be fair, you’re often much much grumpier! You weren’t nice at all! Maybe it’s when you’re in teacher mode or something.” Scarlet has no problems saying that to Nina’s face.“I-I was really that bad, huh…?” Nina doesn’t like this moment of introspection. “But still, you never made it easy. As a teacher, there’s only so much I can take…”“Ehem, let’s talk about something else! We meet up for a reason.” You try to steer the conversation back to its original purpose. “Can you tell Scarlet about the Motley Crew?”“This is just a formality, but can you promise you aren’t going to tell anyone about any of this?” Nina gets straight to business. You’re surprised that she’s willing to tell Scarlet everything, maybe Nina trusts you enough to believe Scarlet is reliable – either way, if things go badly, it’s going to be your responsibility.“Y-Yeah, of course.” Scarlet feels intimidated but her curiosity is too strong.“Good, let’s start by…” Nina starts her long-winded explanation, you feel like you’re back at school, for better or worse.Nina explains what the Motley Crew is all about and who their members are! You don’t want to go into details because you already know all of this crap! You can tell Scarlet was far more interested in knowing more about this strange band of misfits. There are few details you didn’t know about but nothing cool enough to get hung about – but you’re going to mention them anyway because it’s character development:-T_T Neko’s real name is Susie Tornatore and she’s in her 20s. Nina made it painfully clear that if this information is somehow divulged, everyone will be in real trouble.-Lise is still holding onto Welimor. No one is suitable for her still…-Scarlet told this tidbit: it appears Henry and her friend Sammi are related! They’re cousins! You never saw it coming.-While he’s only an honorary member, it appears Richard is working at the police station once again.-“Perfect” Billy Buonanotte’s nickname comes from him having a perfect aim throwing stuff. Nina thinks it’s a neat party trick. You have an awful aim, so maybe he can give you a couple of tips. Now after taking notes, Scarlet seems to have a couple of questions...
>>4128307“So why aren’t you guys actually doing something to stop everything?” Scarlet went right for the jugular.“At first, we were too disorganized. I haven’t been the leader for long, and we only worried about our safety because we didn’t know what to do or expect from this.” Nina painfully admits. “Now I’ve been trying to work within our means to ensure we will get through this. I don’t want to put anyone’s life in danger, most of our members are underage too and if something happened to them, I… well, as you can see it’s not that simple. I don’t want either of you to get in danger either.”“I get that but…” Scarlet looks away.“Even if I told you to stop, what good would that do? Despite being just a student Johnny is the most competent flame user I know. Compared to me, a flameless mediocre history teacher, who do you think has a realistic chance of doing anything? And we’re talking about the fate of the whole world, it’s not something we can just leave to anyone… But should you two carry on that burden? I don’t think you should. I know you’re doing your own thing here, but never hesitate to call me for help or to back down.” Nina seems adamant about being an asset from now on.“So what are you planning to do? As the Motley Crew, I mean.” You have your own questions to make!“I’ve been busy reading and organizing all of Susie’s important information. Once I get a clear vision of the situation, I’ll know what our next move is going to be. I do want to find a way to eliminate all tracks that lead to us without being suspicious so we don’t have anything to worry about. That goes for you two as well.” Nina has a neat idea. “But personally, I think I should get an entity again… I-It’s not like I want to become an action woman all of the sudden, I’m not suited for that – but after what happened the other day with you… I just hate the idea of waiting with my arms crossed for everyone to be fine. I want to be useful too.”“W-Wait you can just get one just like that? I thought you needed to be depressed.” Scarlet is surprised at the possibility. You thought you told her at one point… But who knows?“With Constance’s help, it’s possible. I’m thinking about taking Kazuchika’s entity since its ability is pretty useful and his mind was wiped so that doesn’t happen again…” Nina is really thinking ahead.“C-Can I get one…?” Scarlet wonders.“Scarlet…” You glare at the red head.“I-I mean… I just want to be useful, y’know?” Scarlet looks down. “…And maybe going on spy missions together would be cool…”“This is not a game, Ms. Argyle.” Ms. Uccelli is using that tone of voice…“I wasn’t thinking like that… Yeesh…” Scarlet pouts. Well she did make it sound like that.
>>4128311“Now that I answered your questions, I think it’s time you do the same.” Nina is now interested in your other shenanigans. “What were you doing the other day…?”“Well…” It’s time for you to explain everything…And you did! Hooray! It was a long explanation of your latest shenanigans, but it was worth it. Now Nina knows what’s going on.“Well, Kata did tell me that Xavi guy had a flame…” Nina looks deep in thought. “If you wanted information, you should’ve asked us… We have Susie on our side, remember?”“No offense to her, but I think we got more and better information than what a bunch of cats could.” You don’t think it would be enough, which is true… Cats are not meant to be spies.“Don’t underestimate them. I was surprised at the sheer amount and the level of accuracy the intel from those cats had.” Nina reveals about the cats. “Still, what you did was way too risky.”“W-We had it under control…” Scarlet intervenes. For once, you’re not the only one defending your actions!“Which prompts me to ask you both… Please, do not try to do anything dangerous for a while.” Nina begs, bowing down.“Why…?” Scarlet is as confused as you are.“Because if information is what you need, well, I’ll provide it to you! You just need to be patient! I’ll read all the archives related to the Cult. Please!” Nina asks again. Is she really that worried?“To be honest, we got everything we needed…” Scarlet tells Nina about your findings.“Then I don’t think you’re going to sit down and do nothing either at this point. Johnny, Scarlet… I want you to promise something to me. If your missions go badly, you won’t only not hesitate to call me but also from that point on you’re going to formally be part of the Motley Crew.” Nina is begging again!“Huh…?” Scarlet is a bit confused.“I don’t want you to get hurt. Please. You’re free to do whatever you want until it gets out of your hands, how does that sound…? I really need you to promise me you’re going to be part of the Motley Crew if Johnny gets hospitalized again.”…It’s not like your promise fulfillment record is good, but you’re a changed man…How do you respond?>“Sorry Nina. I’ll do what I have to do to ensure the world will be saved.”>“Sounds fair. If we get to that point, I’ll know I was doing things the wrong way anyway.”>“I’ll do it under one condition. Scarlet gets an entity too.” Or someone else if she doesn’t want one.>Write In.
>>4128314>>“Sorry Nina. I’ll do what I have to do to ensure the world will be saved.”Don't want to make any promises. She's gonna have to trust that we'll make the right decisions
>>4128314>“Sorry Nina. I’ll do what I have to do to ensure the world will be saved."
>>4128314>“Sorry Nina. I’ll do what I have to do to ensure the world will be saved.”
>>4128314>“Sounds fair. If we get to that point, I’ll know I was doing things the wrong way anyway.”Our goals are pretty much aligned.
>>4128314>>“Sounds fair. If we get to that point, I’ll know I was doing things the wrong way anyway.”
>>4128314>“Sounds fair. If we get to that point, I’ll know I was doing things the wrong way anyway.”
“Sorry Nina. I’ll do what I have to do to ensure the world will be saved.” You won’t back down, and you don’t want to make any promises – she’ll have to believe you.“I-I don’t think I asked for anything outlandish… Did I?” Nina looks dumbfounded by your decision. “Maybe you need some time to sleep on it…?”“I think you’re being fair.” Scarlet chimes in with an unexpected response. “But I completely understand where Johnny is coming from. If something bad happens he’ll be the first one to recognize it. Well, I’m not so sure how much at first, but he’ll come around – he trusts you a lot after all. So promising anything here is almost pointless, it’s almost like you’re the one not trusting him enough.”“Don’t say that, I trust him… I just thought that he’s putting too much pressure on himself, and wanted to make it clear that there’s room for leniency, that he doesn’t have to take care of everything alone.” Nina refutes.“That’s where you’re wrong. He’s not alone! I’m with him! And if he goes bonkers, I’ll be the first to throw in the towel for him.” The positive Scarlet gets closer to you to drive her point home. “I mean, you just said you felt uncomfortable putting the lives of your members in danger. How do you think he feels knowing that if he fails he’ll be put on the bench to never do anything again? I think you’re just giving him even more pressure!”“You are equating the pressure of fighting for the entire world versus possibly going out of action. Scarlet, your argument is disingenuous and it wasn’t even my point. I said it myself, Johnny is the strongest flame user I know and I trust him.” Nina fires back. Despite the tone, both are being respectful with their arguments.“Maybe if you knew Johnny better you would understand what he’s going through, instead of putting him on the spot.” Scarlet shakes her head.“Hey, hey, hey… I can talk for myself, you know?” You intervene at last, mainly because you don’t like where this is going... “I know I can count on you, I know if I fucked up I can reevaluate and maybe join back.” If you don’t die… “This has nothing to do with trust or anything like that. I need to do this the way I see fit, that’s all.” That your formal response to the leader of the Motley Crew.“Then Scarlet, there’s one thing I want to ask you.” Nina turns to Scarlet.“M-Me…?” Scarlet is confounded.“Next time, please call me before you get your plans underway.” Why is Nina asking Scarlet this?“S-Sure…” Scarlet agrees.“Thank you!” Nina smiles. What a mood swing! “I’m sorry, I got a little bit too serious now…”You noticed it’s already night, almost time to go to sleep. This whole conversation was really long…
>>4128527What do you do?>Go to your apartment. Time to go home!>Ask Scarlet if she has any plans. Maybe you can spend some time together.>Ask Nina if she has any plans. Maybe you can visit her new apartment.>Write In.
>>4128531>>Ask Nina if she has any plans. Maybe you can visit her new apartment.It's been a long time since we've had a good chance to hang out with her
>>4128531>Go to your apartment. Time to go home
>>4128531>Ask Nina if she has any plans. Maybe you can visit her new apartment.
>>4128531>Go to your apartment. Time to go home!
>>4128531>Ask Nina if she has any plans. Maybe you can visit her new apartment.Sorry Scarlet, it’s only business.
It’s late, but Nina still lives close by to both here and your apartment, maybe you can pay her a visit to get to know her flashy new home! This will be strictly business because that’s only the reason you would visit her apartment. There are no ulterior motives at all, you don’t expect anything in there. Zero, nada – nothing.…This has nothing to do with checking if Sir Knightford fulfilled his duties and retrieved the artifact from the evil witch. The Kingdom of Coziness is no more after all, just something for the history books to enjoy. Definitely. “It’s fine! I know you more for being serious all the time, y’know?” Scarlet tries to help calm down Nina’s anxiety.“Better than being all grumpy I suppose…” Nina shrugs, resigned.“You sure need to smile more, Ms. Uccelli! Need some positive vibes in your life!” Scarlet is trying to cheer up Nina in the worst way for her.“I have all that and more now.” Nina smiles at both of you.“Woah! You’re beaming! Today you totally flipped everything I knew about you!” Scarlet is pleasantly surprised with Nina. Before all this flame stuff, you remember Nina being just kind of dull in classes and that’s it. You wonder what kind of stuff happened between them, Nina wasn’t great at dealing with bad students and Scarlet wasn’t the best either… “Don’t you feel the same about me? We never saw each other's bright sides!”“No, I always knew you had potential.” That’s the type of teacher BS you wouldn’t believe if it was anyone other than Nina.“M-Me…? Y-You always acted like I was a pain in the butt, so...” Scarlet is dumbstruck.“I was frustrated with myself for not being able to help you reach your potential. Same with Johnny. I need to get better at my job.” There’s something that bothers you greatly about the manner in which Nina speaks of herself, but it feels way different than the way she used to be– you wish you could put a finger on why…“But that doesn’t have anything to do with your job.” Schools don’t look out for the students’ future. It’s just a stepping stone to move forward in life.Your response kind of created an awkward silence between you three…“Ugh, I need to get back home soon…” Scarlet checks the time on her phone.“Then we should get going.” Nina takes her bag with her.You all leave the building, you’re standing in front of the main gate!
>>4128701“Anyone taking the bus outside? Leaves me directly at the dorm.” Scarlet wonders.“I came here walking, and I’m planning on doing the same.” You apologetically inform Scarlet. “It helps as a little workout anyway. I ate way too much.” You have been lazing around all day.“…” Both girls look quite ashamed of themselves. They know they ate way more than you did.“I’ll walk as well…” Nina looks dejected.“I-I think I’m going to j-jog to the station…” Scarlet chuckles unenergetically. “S-See ya! Call me if you need anything!” Scarlet just runs away after winking at you! That ain’t jogging! The station was in the same direction you were going… What’s the hurry anyway?You’re left with Nina, which gives you the opportunity to ask something very casually.“Hey Nina, do you have any plans?”“M-Me? None in particular.” Nina didn’t expect that question.“Can I come over to your new apartment? I wanna check it out.” If you were king (which you’re not right now) you would be going to enemy territory.“Jo-Johnny, it’s late… I d-don’t think it’s appropriate. But we can share a walk together…” Nina hurries and starts walking.“Why not? What’s the problem? Isn’t your apartment really close to mine?” You naively insist as you level up to her.“Johnny…” Nina acts a little more stern.“Pleeease.” You reply in a playful manner using all your charm.“F-Fine…” Nina relents as she looks away! That was easy! “Susie isn't going to like it so we’ll have to prepare something to appease her, she’s easy to win over.” Nina is thinking about food again! Maybe you can prepare something nice for them? Anyway, it bothers you that she calls Neko by her real name for unknown reasons...It’s going to be a little while before you arrive at her apartment, maybe you can spark some conversation! This reminds you of the old times when everything was starting to get more complex but at the same time they were simpler times!What do you want to talk about?>What’s living with T_T Neko is like.>The Motley Crew. Ask about the new members and how they are gelling with the rest.>Ask her if she has any worries you can help her with.>Playfully tease her about your breakup, ask her how much she misses you.>Write In.(Last Reply of the day, we continue tomorrow!)
>>4128703>>The Motley Crew. Ask about the new members and how they are gelling with the rest.
>>4128703>The Motley Crew. Ask about the new members and how they are gelling with the rest.
>>4128703>What’s living with T_T Neko is like.
“So, what do you think about the new members of the Motley Crew so far?” That’s a good question to ask, right?“They’ve all been fine…” Nina says in the least reassuring way possible. “You want me to go into specifics, don’t you?”“Yup.” You shrug. You’re used to being people’s vent machine or something at this point.“I don’t have much to say in all honesty, it’s been more or less a week since they’ve joined and they’ve done all the work I asked of them...” Nina is having problems coming up with things to say about them. “I should go one by one, right?”“Let’s start with Billy.” He’s the guy you know least about.“He’s certainly the surprise package of the bunch. His work-ethic is commendable and he follows the pecking order to a fault. But I’ve dealt with bootlickers like him before, so I’m always wary.” Nina tries not to sound too harsh but she’s failing. “He acts like the kind of man who tries to get on your good side to get what he wants but doesn’t have the tact to do it successfully. I wouldn’t call him a sleazebag, but I don’t know what he’s really thinking or what side he’s on – it wouldn’t surprise me if he just vanishes one day. Doesn’t help that he’s a loudmouth either...”“Look, I don’t have any chickens in this race but the other day I saw him talking with Ka-Shing, basically letting him know that he was changing sides… I think he’s committed for the immediate future.” You don’t think Billy is a bad guy, or at least as untrustworthy as Nina seems to be painting him. “And as for his eccentricity, I think that’s just part of who he is. Ask him to tone it down or something.”“That’s good to know. I supposed it also doesn’t help that the way he talks always manages to make my skin crawl. He lacks the charm to pull all that flirting off. At least Kata likes it more often than not…” Nina looks both frustrated and embarrassed at the same time.“Unlike me, right?” You playfully wink at her. You don’t think Billy’s game is necessarily bad…“Despite your cheekiness you always managed to make me feel a little bit happy, so I’ll give you that. Just a little.” Nina really doesn’t want to give you this.“So harsh…” You scratch the back of your head. You were only trying your best back then… You should tease her just to remind her what it was like, not now though. “I wanna leave T_T Neko for last so…”“Right now, it’s Oliver’s turn.” Nina is getting her thoughts in order. “Unlike with Billy, I didn’t want to ask him about his background. I feel it isn’t the time just yet, he’s hurting very deep inside…”“Wait, you skipped all that with Billy.” You raise your eyebrow.“Oh, have we reached recent history this semester?” Nina wonders.“You mean in class?” You, of course, don’t remember.
>>4130082“Just by looking at your face I can tell there’s so much we need to talk about!” Nina is getting all excited to teach. “I guess we can leave it for later, but Billy is considered part of ‘Abandoned Children’ generation, I think he edges it but still falls under it and… I don’t know if I should be the one telling you this.”“Too late to hide it at this point.”“He should be the one telling you, right? Didn’t you say you respect the privacy of the Motley Crew members?” Now Nina is acting all playful.“You can’t just throw a curveball like that and then not deliver!” You actually think she’s the worst right now.“At my apartment, okay? Just don’t forget about it!” Nina starts walking faster.“Well, we were talking about Oliver Watty.” You try to move the conversation forward.“Yeah, Oliver! What’s his nickname again? Leo Major?” Nina doesn’t remember. “He’s kind of charming in a weird way. He’s being overworked by Matilda, Yu Yan and his job – so I only asked him to guard Constance more often than not. But I wholeheartedly believe he’s going to be an asset to the team.”“You seem hyped up about him. What gives?” You find this pretty odd coming from her.“I believe Yu Yan’s words. She even says he’s going to be stronger than you!” Nina chuckles.“Yu Yan said that?!” That cute little rodent! So she too wanted to backstab when you weren’t expecting it, huh? You’ll have your revenge! “The nerve…”“He’s also being trained by Matilda. So that’s another plus!” Why is Nina sounding more naïve than usual here…?“Let’s talk about Neko now…” You want to change the subject, pronto.“Susie, she’s… special.” Nina doesn’t seem thrilled to talk about your frontstabber. “It wasn’t easy at first, but I’m slowly helping her out with... everything.”
>>4130085“What do you mean everything?”“I’m her therapist, her caretaker, her cats’ caretaker, her cook… She’s a handful. She’s even worse than that person I don’t want to talk about.” She’s probably talking about Carmella… “But Susie needs it, she was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, she never truly had good night’s sleep since the start of all this. I don’t even understand how she’s alive right now.”“That bad?” You aren’t surprised one bit.“That bad.” Nina sighs. “Now she’s functioning more like a normal person.”“I know I should’ve asked before for each one, but how are they gelling with the rest of the team?”“Amelia hates Susie.” Nina throws it out, just like that. “Aside from that, everyone is friendly with each other, as much as strangers can be anyway.”“That ain’t good.” You expected it though.“Indeed it isn’t…” Nina is trying to come up with ways to fix that problem. Or taking her keys out of her bag…Since you were enthralled with the conversation, you didn’t notice until now that you arrived at Nina's apartment building! It’s like a renovated version of yours, painted neatly and much cleaner. It’s nice…“I’m sorry. Could you wait a couple of minutes outside? I wasn’t expecting visits and I need to clean and tell Susie.” Nina apologizes for being rude as she opens the door. You take a sneak peek inside and see the place is a little disorganized but nothing too bad and—…That’s Bradford Jr.…That’s Sir Knightford and he’s being held captive by the other cats! H-He has the artifact in his mouth! He’s not looking good!What do you do?>“Yeah, I’ll wait.” You don’t want to be rude.>“Nina, I’ve been to your apartment before, I don’t mind at all.” Play it cool.>Enter the realm of darkness and confront those heathens! Your loyal Knight needs your help!>Write In.
>>4130088>>“Nina, I’ve been to your apartment before, I don’t mind at all.” Play it cool.To pull off a rescue mission you need to avoid alerting suspicion until the right moment
>>4130088Sorry everyone I got sleepy all of the sudden. Tomorrow we will continue in a decent session. I'm sorry again.
>>4130088>>Enter the realm of darkness and confront those heathens! Your loyal Knight needs your help!
>>4130085>“I guess we can leave it for later, but Billy is considered part of ‘Abandoned Children’ generation, I think he edges it but still falls under it and… I don’t know if I should be the one telling you this.”Wait, that's the stuff about CotF? So Billy is related to that too?
>>4130088>“Nina, I’ve been to your apartment before, I don’t mind at all.” Play it cool.Calm down, and don't get mauled a second time.
>>4130088>“Yeah, I’ll wait.” You don’t want to be rude.
>>4130088>“Nina, I’ve been to your apartment before, I don’t mind at all.” Play it cool.
“Nina, I’ve been to your apartment before, I don’t mind at all.” There is no need to wait outside in all honesty. You aren’t strangers.“Johnny, it’s only a couple of minutes…” Nina persists.“It’s no biggie.”“You’re acting a little pushy today…” Nina feels like something is off about you. “Just… sit on the couch and don’t even lift a finger, understand?” Despite all that she relents! You nod affirmatively and both of you go inside.It’s a neatly decorated interior with nothing lousy inside, seems someone put a lot of thought into this place as all the furniture matches with each piece. You don’t think this is either Neko’s or Nina’s style, so you’re assuming this is all Carmella’s stuff. But you can tell their influence is slowly creeping in with some pictures of Nina’s family on the wall, and the cat litter/tower…“Please sit down!” Nina asks you in a rush as she dives into another room. It seems like it’s the kitchen. You casually sit down on the black couch, it’s not that comfy but it’s way better than Nina’s old one.…As for Bradford Jr., once the cats noticed your presence, they scattered around – but they are waiting for their chance to end the hit on your loyal knight. Should you do something now…?What do you do?>Casually grab Bradford Jr. and put him on your lap. Act like you’re having fun with the house pet.>Look around, you know Neko is watching from somewhere…>Aid Knightford Jr. and threaten the rest of the cats.>“So, you too have become a spinster, huh?” Throw shade at Nina for fun.>Write In.
>>4131511>Aid Knightford Jr. and threaten the rest of the cats.For the kingdom
>>4131511>>Look around, you know Neko is watching from somewhere…>Casually grab Bradford Jr. and put him on your lap. Act like you’re having fun with the house pet.
>>4131511>>Casually grab Bradford Jr. and put him on your lap. Act like you’re having fun with the house pet.
You cannot just leave the poor cat like that, you need to do something! You casually start approaching Bradford Jr. as you look around the room, you know for a fact that Neko is watching you from somewhere – she had cameras all over the place in her apartment and old habits die hard. No cameras or anything of the like but you see some eyes creeping, submerged in the darkness from a just slightly opened door… That must be Neko, because once you lock eyes, she quickly closes the door. You take the wounded Bradford Jr. and put him on your lap once you’re back on the couch. He’s one heavy cat…“Meow…” The easily distinguishable very deep meow of Bradford Jr.“It’s all fine now.” You start petting him and look for any kind of wound. Thankfully there’s nothing like that, just dirt in some areas. You take Neko’s sweater and leave it on the side of the couch.You start hearing meows coming from different parts of the apartment, but you see no cats roaming around. It reminds you of the first couple of times you visited Dr. Calamity’s original clinic. But these ain’t no ghosts.“Here is some lemon tea…” Nina appears out of nowhere with a tray in her hands, and leaves a glass of lemon tea for you on the little table you have in front. Lemon tea is one of your favorites, but you don’t remember mentioning it to her at any point, or anyone for that matter.“Thanks.” You take a sip, it’s decent.“I fed the cats just now, and Susie is already aware that you’re here…” Nina looks at her phone. Did Neko text her…? “And by the looks of it, I don’t think she’s too thrilled with your presence. And Scarlet thought I was grumpy…” Nina finally notices Bradford Jr. in your arms. “Oh, playing with the cat while I was away?”“Y-Yeah… I consider us old pals.” You awkwardly laugh about it while petting him. He’s almost asleep, so he’s not acting strange or anything for Nina to notice.“Hmm… This is coming out of the blue, but how close are you to him?” Nina seems to have ulterior motives for asking this question.“W-What do you mean?”“Well you see, I’m trying to find homes for most of Susie’s cats. She cut ties with the group of people that used to take care of them and I ended up with dozens of them. The most obedient ones I gave to members of the Motley Crew, so we have a backup that can inform us if you’re in danger.” Nina starts explaining. “And well… Bradford Jr. here, he needs someone who really can take care of him and not just make him stay around the house, he really needs to go on a diet. I can’t do it here because he keeps eating the other cats’ food, and one of Susie’s demands was to have at least 3 of her cats around her… I like him, he’s one of my favorites, but I can’t do much. Could you please?”“Meow…” Bradford Jr. gives his 2 cents.Uuh… Would Bradford Jr. count as a hobo…?
>>4131683Do you adopt Bradford Jr. permanently?>Yes! He’s a brave warrior and a good friend!>No! Neko is probably going to use him to spy on you!Who is going to make Dinner?>You.>Nina.>Neko.>Write In.
>>4131686>>Yes! He’s a brave warrior and a good friend!Assuming Ruby is fine with it obviously >You.
>>4131686>>Yes! He’s a brave warrior and a good friend!>You
>>4131686>Yes! He’s a brave warrior and a good friend!>Neko.
>>4131686>>Yes! He’s a brave warrior and a good friend!Sir Bradford Jr would never divulge information on his Liege.Who is going to make Dinner?>>You.Pretty sure we can cook better than Nina AND Neko
>>4131686>>Yes! He’s a brave warrior and a good friend!>>YouDo we really need other options here?!
“Ehm… Sure. I never had a pet before but I’ll give it a shot.” You decide to adopt Bradford Jr.! May your friendship last for the rest of his lifetime! Or yours! Who knows who will die first here!“Thank you, Johnny! I knew I could count on you!” Nina is very happy about this. You still love to see her like that.“Meow…” The tired and wounded Bradford Jr. sounds thankful. Or he doesn’t understand shit about what’s going on and you’re assuming things! Just like all pet owners! Hooray!“I’m going to miss having you around, big guy.” Nina pets Bradford Jr. too. “I forgot to ask you but how are you liking this place?”“Oh, it’s great. This couch is way better than the old one.” You give your unfiltered thoughts.“I don’t know how I even sold that other one. I didn’t get much if I recall correctly. What a piece of junk that was.” Nina doesn’t seem bothered by the fact that she had to sell all of her stuff anymore.“Did you ever find out what Carmella’s deal was?”“I’m trying not to think about it. I haven’t even told Susie to tell the cats to look for her.” Nina doesn’t seem interested in talking about Carmella at all. “Well, look at the time, you’re feeling hungry too, right?”“Ehm… Yeah.” You’re lying, but you’ll go along with it.“Mmm… I wonder what I should prepare.”“I’ll do it, let me see your fridge.”“Johnny, you’re my guest tonight…”“Stop acting like I’m some distant relative you never see and have to put up a front for. I’ll cook, you enjoy yourself and pet my new fat cat, young lady.” You drink all your tea and hand Bradford Jr. over to Nina.“J-Johnny, y-you’re acting so assertive! P-Please, you don’t need to…” Nina blushes as she catches Bradford Jr.“You just wait here.” You pat her fluffy head and go to the kitchen.“D-Don’t forget to make some for Susie…” Nina just relents yet again… She’s been easy to win over today, huh? You wonder if something is different.With the ingredients you found in her kitchen, you decide to make a stew, it’s not snowing anymore outside but the climate is still cold. To this day, you have no idea where all that snow came from…While cooking, you and Nina were chatting about random subjects you enjoy and having a fun time. All in all, pretty comfy. Well, that is until Nina closes the door to the kitchen…“What’s wrong?” You wonder why she did that.“That’s what I wanted to ask you. Is there something wrong? You’ve been acting off… You can trust me.” Nina looks worried and you have no idea why.How do you respond?>“What?”>“You’re the one acting weird now.”>“It’s hard to talk while being spied on by someone, but I don’t think that has influenced me enough for you to ask me this question.”>“Uhm… if something comes up, I’ll tell you. I’m fine though.”>Write In.
>>4131856>>“It’s hard to talk while being spied on by someone, but I don’t think that has influenced me enough for you to ask me this question.”
>>4131856>>“What?”>>”I’m sorry, it’s just a lot of happening recently.
>>4131856>>“What?”Stop and think on it."Hmm""I don't think I'm acting off"
>>4131856>“Uhm… if something comes up, I’ll tell you. I’m fine though.”
“What?” You don’t know where this is coming from.Nina stares at you intensely, right into your eyes.“The stew is ready.” You don’t know what else to say.“…” Nina looks away, embarrassed of herself. “I m-made a mistake… I apologize.”“It happens. Now let’s get the table ready before it gets cold.”“R-Right…” Nina panics and takes out a bunch of plates from one of the kitchen drawers.Nina asked you to set up the table while she brings a portion to Neko on a tray. Is Neko that much of a shut-in now? She was pretty bad before, but now Nina is basically pampering her! You don’t complain and start putting the plates on the small table in the living room……But then you noticed, while Knightford and you were busy in the kitchen, the witch’s minions took away the artifact! They even left a message in the form of a letter, it reads ‘Ha-ha!’. You made all of Knightford’s efforts go to waste by preparing the dish! The same dish that wretched witch is going to enjoy! How careless of you…You see Lady Nina with the offering knocking on the gate to the Witch’s hideout! As the gate unfold its interior, the darkness unveils… T_T Neko the Witch! She locks eyes with you and cackles in your face! H-How dare she?! She thinks she’s won buuuut…What do you do?!>Have a pleasant dinner with Nina. Forget this ever happened.>“Stop right there in the name of the King!” You won’t let her away with this.>Keep looking at her, get real close to Nina, put your arm around her shoulders, look down at the Witch’s plate then back up at her again and smile.>Write In.(Last Reply of the day, we finish the thread tomorrow.)
>>4132025>>“Stop right there in the name of the King!” You won’t let her away with this."You VILLAINOUS FIEND, RETURN THAT WHICH YOU STOLE!!!"
>>4132025>Keep looking at her, get real close to Nina, put your arm around her shoulders, look down at the Witch’s plate then back up at her again and smile.
>>4132025>Have a pleasant dinner with Nina. Forget this ever happened.We shouldn't pull Nina into this insanity.
>>4132064She shall be Queen ComfyHer breasts are comfy enough to qualify
>>4132025>>“Stop right there in the name of the King!” You won’t let her away with this.ITS TIME TO D-D-D-DUEL!!!
>>4132025>“Stop right there in the name of the King!” You won’t let her away with this.
>>4132025>>“Stop right there in the name of the King!” You won’t let her away with this.
>>4132025>>Have a pleasant dinner with Nina. Forget this ever happened.Have you all go insane ? How do you expect her to react ? We'll just end up with Nina and Neko mad at us.this is not called "do your worst" quest.
>>4132025>Have a pleasant dinner with Nina. Forget this ever happened.
>>4132025Changing vote from >>4132113 to>Have a pleasant dinner with Nina. Forget this ever happened.A true ruler knows to pick his battles
>>4132025>>“Stop right there in the name of the King!” You won’t let her away with this.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0quirqgbUA
>>4132337You're taking the gag too seriously, we're just trying to get the sweater that we rightfully won back
>>4132745Found this quest thr other day didnt want to vote until I caught up
>>4132537>>4132025Changing to >“Stop right there in the name of the King!” You won’t let her away with this.
>>4132025Changing to >“Stop right there in the name of the King!” You won’t let her away with this.
>>4132750You caught up fully? How is it? Thoughts on plot, characters, favorite OP pics, etc.?
>>4133068The plot is good, I enjoy any part where Johnny beats cultist ass. Favorite op pics include kiryu Johnny and exercise nina I think it was. Favorite characters are Johnny, Trent grew on me, same with Scarlet, Matilda and Yu Yan are cool too
“Stop right there in the name of the King!” You won’t let her get away with this!“The K-King…? W-What?!” T_T Neko doesn’t get what’s going on and is in complete shock.“Huh?” Nina is confused as well.“I-I told you that he’s a freak… You need to start listening to me, Nina...” Neko mutters as she takes Nina’s tray away from her.“Meow! Meow!” Bradford Jr. lashes out as well.“Shut it! I-I d-didn’t send anyone to steal anything…!” Neko hisses. “W-Why would I send a fat cat to do my bidding?! Pure nonsense!”“That’s suspiciously specific…” Nina looks dumbfounded.“Return that which you stole, you villainous fiend.” You demand.“F-F-Fiend?! H-How dare you insult me in my household again…?! You disrespectful prick!” The witch puts the tray inside her realm of darkness and turns around again to continue shrieking. “Nina, I told you that he’s trouble… Kick him out!”“What’s gotten into you two?” Nina is incredibly dumbfounded.“Lady Nina, I merely desire for justice to be enacted. Nothing more, nothing less.” You retort.“J-Justice…?” Poor Nina is trying to make sense of this.“Nina, Don’t you see?! He’s just talkin’ nonsense! That’s all he does! It’s just a matter of seconds before he goes all crazy again and tries to take advantage of us! Why did you let this crazy prick inside our home?! I told you that only trustworthy people are allowed in here, and he’s just a maniac! A perverted maniac!” Neko and 3 more cats point at you!“I just want the artifact I won fair and square returned to me at once. Everything else this witch is spouting is pure fabrication of her twisted mind.” You stop this crazy talk from going any further.“Nina, tell me why a functional man would want a poor maiden’s sweater? That’s right! They wouldn’t! Just a perverted horny kid with no restraints would! And you know what perverts do with girls’ clothes…” Neko is spouting nonsense like she’s a machine gun. “I’m tired of going with this guy’s fetishes! First it was to bathe me! Now he steals my clothes! You know this! I’m a victim! A VICTIM!”Nina is so shocked about what she’s hearing she’s not even looking at you or Neko…How do you respond?>“I’m no pervert. You’re the one fantasizing about weird stuff…” Go out a little out of character to defend your honor.>“Then explain to Lady Nina why you decided to hurt Sir Knightford. That’s not the behavior of a victim.” >“I didn’t steal nothing! I won it in fair and square game of Sparks of Luck! She’s lying, your honor!”>Write In.
>>4133146>>“Then explain to Lady Nina why you decided to hurt Sir Knightford. That’s not the behavior of a victim.”If Ms. Victim wanted to win it back normally she could've just made another bet instead of trying to steal it
>>4133146>“Then explain to Lady Nina why you decided to hurt Sir Knightford. That’s not the behavior of a victim.”
>>4133146>Drop the king act, use your handsomeness to get her to confess."Come on Neko, you lost that bet fair and square"
>>4133172I'm this anon changing this write in to be the same but removing handsomeness
>>4133146>>“Then explain to Lady Nina why you decided to hurt Sir Knightford. That’s not the behavior of a victim.” >>“I didn’t steal nothing! I won it in fair and square game of Sparks of Luck! She’s lying, your honor!”"
>>4133211Going with this
“Then explain to Lady Nina why you decided to hurt Sir Knightford. That’s not the behavior of a victim.” You found a contradiction!“W-Who the frick is Knightford...?!” The witch looks at a loss.“Meow…” Bradford Jr. takes a stance.“Oh, you mean fat cat.” Neko is sure underwhelmed.“Hold on, what did you do to Bradford Jr.?” Worried, Nina takes your valiant knight and checks on him. Nina starts noticing the few bruises on the fat cat, and glares at Neko.“M-Me? Nothing! W-Why would I do anything to him? He’s one of my cats, you know?” Neko plays dumb.“Meow!” The betrayed Bradford Jr. shouts!“Tch... You can meow all you want, but these two can’t understand you.” Neko is being such a dishonest bitch right now! But you easily understand that that’s Bradford Jr. refuting what she just said.“He has bruises all over him, you need to explain.” Nina won’t pretend nothing is wrong.“W-Why? I have a-absolutely nothing to do with all that. He probably got into a fight with the other cats because he keeps eating their food. That already happened before. I t-told you from the very beginning, Nina, I only can talk to the cats, not control them! A-And it was part of our deal that I wouldn’t be responsible for what they do because of these reasons! Are you going back on your word now because you’re defending a sex pervert?!” Neko fires back.“Hold it, you said something very important about Knightford Jr. at the beginning, and I quote, ‘Why would I send a fat cat to do my bidding?’, so this is proof you tried to do something with him!” You interject.“A-Are your ears full of wax or what?! Don’t you even understand what comes out of your mouth?! I categorically denied it back then, you prick!” Neko smirks. “W-Why are we wasting our time listening to this perverted thief anyway? Nina, remember our deal! Kick him out!”“I’m no thief! I didn’t steal nothing! I won it in a fair and square game of Sparks of Luck! She’s lying again, your honor!” You exclaim to Nina.“W-Wait, I’m the judge here…?” Nina is a little bit confused.“Objection! I’m a grandmaster of Sparks of Luck, which means I’m one of the greatest players of the game! I would never lose to the likes of you, a beginner with no experience! You dare to call me a liar, but your sad excuse is just pathetic, prick!” Neko smirks.“Yeah, Susie has shown me her accomplishments and the complexity of that game, for better or worse…” Nina tries to act fair.“Lie after lie, this prick continues to besmirch my name but it all backfires! Kick him out! A-And don’t call me Susie! I’m T_T Neko!” Neko feels like she’s winning this argument…But there are flaws in all of her arguments, you know it! You just need to prove it!
>>4133339How do you respond?>“Your honor, I want Knightford to testify and I want the Witch to give a fair translation!”>“Your honor, can the Witch explain why she thinks I’m, and I quote, ‘a beginner with no experience’, if I have this?!” Show her your rarest card! The one you got from Neko herself!>“Your honor, I want the Witch to give her testimony about the events in which I supposedly stole her sweater.”>“Forget it… Let’s go eat…”>Write In.
>>4133339>>“Your honor, can the Witch explain why she thinks I’m, and I quote, ‘a beginner with no experience’, if I have this?!” Show her your rarest card! The one you got from Neko herself!*Ace Attorney music starts playing*
>>4133339>“Your honor, can the Witch explain why she thinks I’m, and I quote, ‘a beginner with no experience’, if I have this?!” Show her your rarest card! The one you got from Neko herself!
>>4133344>“Your honor, can the Witch explain why she thinks I’m, and I quote, ‘a beginner with no experience’, if I have this?!” Show her your rarest card! The one you got from Neko herself!
>>4133339>“Your honor, can the Witch explain why she thinks I’m, and I quote, ‘a beginner with no experience’, if I have this?!” Show her your rarest card! The one you got from Neko herself!The Lieutenant of Headpats! Pre-Errata
“Your honor, can the Witch explain why she thinks I’m, and I quote, ‘a beginner with no experience’, if I have this…?!” You pull from the court record (your wallet) and take out the decisive evidence! The rare card you got from Neko herself.“What’s this?” Nina starts inspecting the card.“T-The Lieutenant of Headpats…?!” Neko starts sweating!“Yes, your honor, this is The Lieutenant of Headpats.” You show it to the world.“Hold it! What’s the big deal anyway…? I-It’s just a 2 star card! The rare ones have 3! Nina, I went into excruciating details about this, r-remember?! 2 star cards are basically worthless...” Neko gives a weak argument.“I do, but…” Nina knows something is up.“See! See! Just kick him out…!”“Neko, I can’t believe I need to inform a supposed Grandmaster about this but this is ‘The Lieutenant of Headpats’ Pre-Errata. One of the rarest cards in the game! You see, she was so strong the card company had to nerf it! The same card you gave me before our duel and the one I defeated you with! Your favorite card!” You air your case.“Yes, I remember Susie going into great lengths to explain how they destroyed the whole game by ruining this card in particular, you even have a poster of it in your room too. That was what I was trying to say before you interrupted me.” Nina adds to your case. “Susie, have you been lying to me the whole time…?”“W-Well, you see… t-the thing is… w-what I’m trying to say is…” Neko is at a loss for words…!“Neko, just admit it, you’ve been lying from the very beginning. You lied about the attack, the sweater, and even the duel we had! Admit it, you’re no victim! You stole the sweater! You’re truly the culprit here!”“Ngh... NggH…. NGGGH….” Neko is on the border of a collapse. “UWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!...”
>>4133546“…Just Kidding.” Neko regains her composure like nothing happened! Was it all a trick?!“Huh…?” You’re confused.“What a sad display of ignorance from this perverted prick. I didn’t think it was going to be this easy, but I stand by my point! This man is nothing but a beginner with no experience!” Neko is grinning from ear to ear. “Your honor, take a look at the card in question…”“What is it?” Nina doesn’t seem to get it.“This amateur thinks this is the original Lieutenant of Headpats, but this is, in fact, the second edition! Yes, there are 3 editions. This one has 5 HP, 3 ATK and 2 DEF! But the original Headpats, the one no expert doesn’t know about, is actually this one!” Neko opens the door to her room to fully display the poster in there! The supposed original version of Headpats! “Take that!”“It has… It has…” It reads clearly… 6 HP, 3 ATK and 3 DEF…“I can show you the real card if you think I forged the poster! HAHahHAHaha!” Neko laughs to her heart's content. “Y-You tricked me…” You remember her telling you it was the original…“Tricked? I didn’t say a frickin’ thing to you, you dug your own grave. Nina, aren’t you tired of listening to this liar?” Neko can’t stop mocking you.“Johnny…?” Nina doesn’t appear to believe it, but she can’t do much if you don’t refute Neko’s points...How do you respond?>“Fine, I’m leaving…” You admit defeat today, but one day you’ll return the favor – this isn’t the last she has seen of the Kingdom of Coziness…>“I want to see the original anyway.” There must be something you can use against her!>“Yeah, I made an honest mistake, but how does that prove I’m a pervert or a thief?” I mean the card game just was a red herring, right?>Write In.
>Nina is believing the person that shanked us, over us
>>4133547>“I want to see the original anyway.” There must be something you can use against her!DONT GIVE IT UP!
>>4133547>Write in>Exploit the unveiled opportunity: challenge her character via her own testimy!>"Even if this isn't the true original like you told me before we played, this is still one of the rarest cards in the game and is also proof that I beat you. As the person who taught me everything I know about the game you're responsible for errors I've made due to information you gave me. Teaching a student wrong on purpose just to have an advantage on them later doesn't seem like something an earnest person would do, especially not an honest one."
>>4133546>Write In.>Look online on your phone for information about the Lieutenant of Headpats card editions. There are websites about this stuff, right?
>>4133571Use this to buy us some time for:>>4133581
>>4133547Supporting>>4133571She wouldn't dare violate the sacred bond of Sparks of Luck
>>4133547>Call Ka-shing and fact check the card
>>4133547I'm the anon who suggested this >>4133571and am also supporting the joint effort of this >>4133604
>>4133599Combining with >>4133604
>>4133604Switching to this. Good idea.
>>4133604Support"I CALL KA-SHING TO THE STAND!"
>>4133604Chasing my vote to this.
…Hold on a second. Why are you wasting your time with a liar when you can fact check with the man she cannot contradict?!“Well, I have one way to demonstrate that you’re a liar, Witch. Your honor, I want to call a witness to the stand.” “Nina, why are we still listening to this proven liar? You just saw how sure of himself he was and it completely fell down flat on his face! You only see that type of confidence on pure amateurs! Please, just kick him out.” Neko scoffs at your attempts to turn around the case, sounding more overconfident than you ironically enough.“I’m sorry, Susie. But I would like to hear what Johnny has to say.” Nina disagrees.“W-W-What…?! B-But I’ve already proven t-that he’s a liar, a pervert and a loser! He shouldn’t even be standing next to us!” Neko is losing it. “Why are you doing this?! We have a deal!”“Because I believe in Johnny and I felt like you tricked him. So I’m giving him one more chance.” Nina still believes in you! You won’t disappoint her.“T-This is clearly favoritism! This case is over! The evidence shows it! You can’t do this!” Neko is furious.“Susie, don’t forget this is not really a court of law…” Nina just shrugs it off. “Please proceed.”“Your honor, I want to call to the stand the mastermind behind Sparks of Luck… Yes, the man himself… Mikhael Ka-Shing!” You start dialing your witness’ number!“YOU…. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!” Neko grabs her hair in complete shock. “You CAN’T have his number! This makes absolutely no sense! How does this lowly prick have his number?! I had him under surveillance for months! I KNOW ALL HIS CONTACTS! THAT PRICK LIED TO ME! IT’S IMPOSSIBLE!” Neko shrieks. You really got her with this one!“Susie, part of our deal was that you wouldn’t shriek as much…” Nina covered her ears in time. You weren’t so lucky...And so the call connected! You put it on speaker and ask the other two to be silent…“Ka-Shing speaking, you’ll have to speak up – I’m drinking lemon tea.” Ka-Shing says for no reason.“Hey, it’s me, Johnny. Do you have a couple of minutes to squander?” You try to play along.“He-hey, Johnny boy! You say squandered, I say invested. What can I do for you? Wanna work some kind of deal out?” Ka-Shing sounds excited, seems he’s in a good mood.“This is kind of random but I need to fact check something... You have all the editions of every Spark of Luck card, right?” You wonder.“Hey, if you wanna play, play fair – you’ll have to buy booster packs like everyone else. That’s the game’s spirit.” Ka-Shing sounds quite serious here.“N-No, I don’t want any cards. I just want you to show me all the editions of ‘The Lieutenant of Headpats’.” You politely ask.
>>4133745“I fuckin’ hate that card, but I have ‘em. Are you playin’ some kind of game or somethin’ right now?” Ka-Shing wonders.“I’m trying to prove my innocence.”“That’s rough, buddy. A man’s word is all he has in this cruel world.” Ka-Shing suddenly stops talking for a second. “Hold on, the fuck you mean by that…?”“I-It’s complicated…”“A-Are you in court?”“Sort of.”“So I’m a witness...”“Kind of, yeah.”“That’s rad... OBJECTION! The defendant is innocent ‘cause I said so…!” Ka-Shing chuckles. “…I always wanted to say something like that. I’m not clever on the spot.”“Shut up, you prick…” Neko couldn’t stay silent. “The Headpats I have was never released to the public… It was a prototype… yours is technically the first edition… I framed it because it’s the rarest card I have.” Neko admits.“Hey, is that T_T Neko? Tell her Daddy is worried!” Ka-Shing chuckles.“I will. Also, I don’t think I’ll need your help anymore, thank you for everything. I owe you one.” You tell Ka-Shing.“Anything to make Neko mad, bitch abandoned us out of the blue. Not like I’m seeking revenge or shit, she ain’t worth it. Hey, when you are a free man, call me for real. I need to speak with you about something…” Ka-Shing brings up out of nowhere.“W-what is it?”“Nothing serious, relax. Now take care and keep the money flowing!” Ka-Shing hangs up. …“You shamelessly lied.” Nina shakes her head.“N-Not really, I proved he was just a mere amateur…! He didn’t even know about the prototype cards a-and…” Neko tries to regain some ground.“I believe you should abandon that train of thought because it’s not doing you any favors.” Nina gets all serious.“So, in truth, I was no mere amateur and I, in fact, was able to defeat you in a game of Sparks of Luck! And I won the sweat—”“Yeah, you won the game and got my Headpats as a prize.” You try to continue but get interrupted by Neko. “Then you took advantage of me while I was crying and you stole my sweater just to bully me! Then you did perverted things with it!”“W-What…?” Y-You still need to deal with more lies?!“…” Nina is not buying it at all though.How do you respond? >“Witch, you’re actually a nice person when you play games, why are you lying again?”>“Nina, just tell her to stop lying.”>“Witch, that’s impossible. I battled you with that card.”>Write In.
>>4133746>>“Neko, you’re actually a nice person when you play games, why are you lying again?”Let's just stop this dumb back and forth
>>4133746>“Witch, you’re actually a nice person when you play games, why are you lying again?”
>>4133746>“Neko, you’re actually a nice person when you play games, why are you lying again?”Is this even about the sweater anymore?
>>4133746>>“Witch, you’re actually a nice person when you play games, why are you lying again?”Besides>“Witch, that’s impossible. I battled you with that card.”"Oh, we better eat our food before it gets colder....I'll go heat it back up."
“Witch, you’re actually a nice person when you play games, why are you lying again?” You simply don’t get it at this point. Is this even about the sweater anymore…?“I know this for a fact as well, Susie. Remember when we played that board game with Kata the other day? We all had fun together!” Nina just shakes her head in disappointment.“Ngh… NGH… Y-You don’t get it, do you?! You’re so frickin’ naïve! H-He’s a huge pervert! A shameless pig!” T_T Neko is at it again.“This again…? I think we’re all tired of this now. Can we move on?” Nina doesn’t want this to keep going. You’re not in the mood either.“I-It’s not about the frickin’ sweater!” T_T Neko takes the sweater out of nowhere and throws it at you. You catch it no problem. “It’s yours! Happy?! You can use it to… you know what again or whatever, you perverted freak! I… I believed in you but…!” You wonder what her deal is, she always implies everything but can’t outright say it..“Why are you saying this? I don’t get it.” You cannot take her insulting you all the time without an explanation. Not that one is going to make it much better but still.“I-I tried to i-ignore it at first as an honest mistake, but you’re so bad about it… when I gave you that frickin’ sweater, all you did afterwards was stare at my b-b-breasts… It’s frickin’ d-disgusting.” T_T Neko is being a little too paranoid.“…Are you serious? I really don’t want to say the real reason but…” You scratch the back of your head.“But what? How much of a perv you really are?!”“No, what got my attention was how nasty your top was…” You look away a little embarrassed.“Oh jeez, Susie...” Nina is embarrassed for the both of them. Feels like something they talked about recently.“S-Stop makin’ fun of m-me! I know it wasn’t that!” Neko is really convinced otherwise. “I saw what you were doing since you got here, and you couldn’t help yourself, could you – prick? Nina, the whole time he was staring at your… ehm… you know! He couldn’t keep his eyes off you! You were just like a nice piece of meat to him! A-And he hasn’t stopped for one minute…! He’s an uber-pervert!”
>>4133953“D-Did he…?” Nina blushes and looks away from you.“S-Stop smiling! W-Why are you happy?! I know you’re lonely, but he’s just the worst! Have some standards!” Neko feels so powerless right now.“I-I’m not smiling! Do-Don’t say that!” Nina is all flustered.“Neko, if you truly believed in what you’re saying, why are you acting up now…? We had that card game together, I thought everything was good between us.” You just want to clarify this before eating, because you know you’re not going to be able to convince her otherwise.“B-B-B-Because a couple of days ago, I was going through my files with Nina and... I-I-I s-s-saw you… s-s-s-spanking… NARIKO! I HAVE IT ALL ON TAPE!” T_T Neko shrieks while blushing furiously.“YOU W-What…?!” You shout as well!“E-Excuse me?!” Nina is in shock too.….Oh no…….….OH NO.That’s it for this week’s thread, thanks for playing and see you next time!
>>4133954>OH NO.That's just awful. How could you end on such a wonderful cliffhanger?! You Tease!