You stare at the handle on the door to your dorm. These things aren't supposed to lock. Your bed is right there, on the other side of this metal door, but it may as well be back in London...You slump to the floor. You're too tired for this.Your exhaustion overtakes you. There's no money in your pockets, the clothes you wear are the same as any other trainee... Screw it, you'll sleep here. The floor is surprisingly comfortable...Some time later, you're vaguely aware of being moved, and then lifted by strong but gentle arms. You feel your bed beneath you...You don't dream this time. Even your brain is too tired to mess with you.You awake in your dorm... wait, no. This dorm is mirrored. And there's a shirtless boy sitting on the edge of the bed... hang on, is that Slugb- Robert?>Continued, will post more soon to let people filter in) I apologize for being late again. I had some testicular-related health concerns, but I'm okay and not losing a ball. Gotta have surgery soon, but that gives me an excuse to run more in the future.
>>803390>testicular-related health concernsIf it's a torsion I have no idea how you're even functioning
>>803390First for shitpost
>>803397Not Torsion, just a hernia blocking the right inguinal canal somewhat. I'm lucky in that it's small, but it's still something that I need to get taken care of soon. Writing!
>>803390First for purifying the sensei and going for the godmode weapon unlock.
You sit up slowly. Yep, that's definitely Robert. The fact that he has his shirt off means this is probably his room. Huh. He's in better shape than you's have guessed, based on his activity level. Robert holds a hand up, waving at you slightly, then returns it to whatever he's doing in front of him. "Hey man, you're up. I was starting to worry." His voice shows no hint of worry, or much emotion at all, really. It's like he's about to fall asleep himself.>"How did I get here?">"Why is your shirt off?">"What are you doing over there?">Write-in?
>>803439>"How did I get here?"
>>803439Is this morning?>"Thanks for letting me have the bed.">Introduce ourselves.>"What are you doing over there?"
>>803452and oh, right> explain why we were so tired as wellflights across the globe and all that.
>>803439>"How did I get here?">"Why is your shirt off?"
"How... did I get here?" You start."Well, it was kind of a drag. Literally. Luckily, you're two doors down from me. I couldn't let such a nice guy sleep in the hall.""Yeah, sorry about that. I was on a special training mission. It was exhausting."Robert doesn't look up. "Neato."Silence falls again. You decide to break it. "What are you doing over there, anyways?""Oh?" He sits up and looks at you from the side of his eye. "You want to know?"You feel... something. A pressure, similar to when Layla regarded you at the cafe."Yes?"Robert spins around to face you and holds a small object up. It seems to be a small handheld game system... and there's a title screen displayed. You read it off, in disbelief."'Precure... Weapon Girls? The Unofficial DWMA Dating and School Life Sim'?" You stare, dumbfounded, as several girls pan across the small display, all disproportionately shaped and in varying states of dress."I've been working on this game for a while, and am VERY close to cracking the True Harem Ending!" Robert's voice is much more animated now, and there's a sparkle in his eyes.>"What the fuck?">"Good job?">"I'm sure it's deeper than it appears?">Write-in?
>>803497>>"What the fuck?"
>>803497>"I'm sure it's deeper than it appears?"
>>803497>Cool>Ask him whos best girl
>>803511I like you.
>>803511Supporting for funnies
>>803497>>803511I like this to
>>803497>"I'm sure it's deeper than it appears?">"So wich one do you like the most?"
>>803497>>"I'm sure it's deeper than it appears?"
You blink. "Uh... I'm sure it's deeper than it appears?" You're a little unsure about this... oh lord, that one is wearing a slingshot bikini."So... you have a favorite?"His eyes gleam. "I KNEW you'd get it. Bernice is Best Girl, at least in my opinion. She's a war pick, but when you Resonate, she uses her ice channeling ability to become a fuck-huge hammer, PLUS she's all aloof and condescending unless you impress her, which flusters her and shows her TRUE FORM! She's actually tsundere!"Well. He really likes this game."Actually, Tony, your expertise might be just what I need to unravel the mystery of the True Harem End!""What? I don't know a lot about video games..." Not really a chance to play them a lot when you're out on the street, though you used to go into a local electronics store and play their Street Brawler demo a lot...Robert chuckles. "Tony, you really don't know?""Should I?""You're the 3D Harem King! You have Kia and Shinobu unlocked already, and it hasn't even been a week! I'm sure you'll have Asuka, Tiffany, and even Braun at your feet before first semester even begins! Tony, you have this raw, untapped potential to break through the chains of propriety and live a life of lewd, cute, and tasteful fades to black!" Robert is breathing heavily, but his eyes are still fixed on you.>"Okaaaaaay, well, I gotta go...">"I'll humor you. Why does this help you with your game?">"Nope. I just treat them how I feel like from moment to moment, and I'm not a dick.">Write-in?
>>803580>"I'll humor you. Why does this help you with your game?"
>>803580>>"I'll humor you. Why does this help you with your game?"
>>803580>>"Okaaaaaay, well, I gotta go..."
>>803580>"So... you want me to give you advice on how to pick up chicks? Multiple chicks. At the same time."
>>803580>>"I'll humor you. Why does this help you with your game?"Not the moment for it but i'd like to convince him to go girl hunting for real after he has beaten the game.
>>803580>"I'll humor you. Why does this help you with your game?">>803616He must wake up and realize that in reality, he is the PreCure Weapon Girl.
>>803580>"I'll humor you. Why does this help you with your game?"kek what
"Okay, I'll humor you. How does that help with your game?" You have an idea what he means, but..."Okay, so I need you to hear me out. There's five girls, and there's gotta be a way to end up with all of them. First of all, why choose? They're all great!. Secondly, I've completed each individual path, all three Triad Paths, and the hidden Witch Girl path- awful writing on that one, by the way, it was just an unneeded reference to Precure Meister Girls, the previous game- and there's still a bunch of missing CGs in the gallery! So I started figuring out how to get every girl to like you before the end of Part 3, where the last girl, Kuni, is able to be wooed."He leans over and pulls a spiral notebook out from under the bed. It looks extremely used, with loose pages, colored page markers, and so on. You interrupt him before he continues. "So wait, you want me to give you advice on how to pick up chicks? Multiple chicks. At the same time?""Yes! Exactly!"Hoo boy.>continued
"Okay, so there's Katya, a longsword, which fans call the slut, because it's literally impossible to not have her fall for you if you aren't with another girl by the End of Year Festival, and she ends up with your rival if you are. I prefer to think she's just a regular girl. Anyways, if you dance with her at the Winter Ball, she won't get with him and be free for the True End. Then there's Bernice, the Ice Queen. She ends up as your partner for the Tournament arc. If you follow her lead, you don't win, but you do all right. She starts to respect you a little, and that lets you try to date her. However, there's a secret! If you train your Soul up to 500 before the Tournament, you can tell her to trust you and WIN the damn thing! That makes her instantly fall for you, though she goes super Tsundere about it. Thing is, you have to grind Soul training nonstop to reach that, and that's a problem."You nod blankly. Robert flips through a few pages, and continues."So there's Izumi, and you have to impress her in week 3 at the gym to get her interested early. That requires a Body stat of at least 300, which you don't have time for if you want to get your Soul to 500 in time. Now, there's a training mode, Sacred Waterfall Training, at the shrine, but that's only unlocked at the culmination of Part 3 when you can save Kuni, the shrine maiden, from the Giant Kishin Egg attack. Sacred Waterfall Training boosts Soul and Body together, but by the time Kuni is unlocked it's too late. I tried talking to Kuni, and she's nice at first, but she gets weird if you do it too often and the only other thing you can do at the shrine is pray. What am I doing wrong here?">Try to make sense of the mechanics>Treat the girls like they're real people>"Can't you try to get a real girl first?">Write-in?
>>803676>>Try to make sense of the mechanics
>>803676>>Try to make sense of the mechanicsHow do you know there even is a true harem end?
>>803676>Treat the girls like they're real people
>>803676So, is>Treat the girls like they're real peopleSaying that Tony will try to think of the girls as real girls and determine what to do with them. Or is he telling Robert to do that? If the former, that has my vote.
>>803676>Have you tried for a route where you DONT attempt for any of the girls? Thats kinda what i did and just ended up with them. Maybe the designers made it so stupid that noone would ever think it would work
>>803697You are correct, I should have been more clear. There's no quotes around the first two options to denote that you're taking that approach to this.>>803700Tony hasn't even HEARD of this game until now.
>>803710He wanted our real life advice on the matter, our advise is jst go for the route where you dont try for any of them
>>803676>Try to make sense of the mechanicsDisregard the Soul training if the win is not necessary for the triad endings.Test Pray for every day on a trial run.
>>803676>"Have you tried bullying any of the girls? Some of them like that."
>If Katya is so guaranteed does that mean that you're not spending any time with her?>If Katya is anything like Kia, and Kuni anything like Shinobu, they should get along well.
>>803750That's actually pretty damn insightful.
You consider the mechanics. After a few questions, Robert tells you that there's only two ways to raise multiple stats at once: Sacred Waterfall and Prayer, but Prayer raises a random two stats by a tiny amount while lowering another by a small amount.You suggest praying every day as a trial run, and NOT talking to Kuni. A small part of your brain wonders if it's possible that they thought this through as though the girls were somewhat realistic.Robert grins. "So, you're saying the way to get Kuni's attention is to ignore her completely? If that worked in real life, I'd be COVERED in bitches, man! But I'll give it a try.""If Katya is guaranteed, does that mean you aren't spending any time with her?""Well no, there's too much else to do once you meet the others...""If Katya is anything like Kia and Kuni is anything like Shinobu, they should get along fine." You add, shrugging a little.Robert's eyes shine again. "So, you're having Kia help build the harem for you? Devious, man. I like your style.">"Look, I'm not building a harem. Kia and I aren't even a thing.">"Look, I'm not building a harem. Kia's just a sweet girl.">"Look, I'm not building a harem. I'm stopping at two.">"I mean, I wouldn't be AGAINST the idea...">Write-in?
>>803781>"Look, I'm not building a harem. Kia's just a sweet girl."
>>803781>"I mean, I wouldn't be AGAINST the idea..."
>>803770I just wanted to get a subtle > Kia a slutin there but thanks anon. Hey, my write-in got used too.>"Look, I'm not building a harem. Kia and I aren't even a thing.">"I mean sure, I punched out Death to defend her honour but really we're just friends!
>>803781>"Look, I'm not building a harem. Kia and I aren't even a thing.">"Look, I'm not building a harem. Kia's just a sweet girl.">We are partners because of our resonance off the bat and Shinobu attached herself us because we were nice to her after she got used badly in the spat.
>>803781>Dont respondWhy was our door locked? Can we bail from this guy and go check on that?
>>803781>"Really m8, I just like spending time with those two. They're fun, did fire shit with Kia, Shinobu is great. If it goes that way, then it does. But I'm not putting all my bets into it happening."
>>803781>Dude, it's not like that, stuff just kinda happened and now I might have two weapons...>Okay, i see your point
All right, I got the general gist. Denial, followed by admitting Kia is nice and finishing with a shrug.Writing.
"Look, I'm not building a harem. Kia and I aren't even a thing." You hold up your hands defensively. Robert looks unconvinced, so you continue. "I mean, we did Resonate right off the bat, and she's a sweet girl... and I like spending time with her and Shinobu. I was just nice to them."Robert sighs. "Look man, it's clear as day to me. You have 'Harem Protagonist' written all over you. You're nice, strong, and don't immediately try to prove anything. That's like... every faceless dude in one of these games ever."You shrug. "Look, what happens happens, but I'm not trying to make any one thing a goal. I just want to get better at being a Meister, make some money, and not get someone or myself killed."Robert writes something in his notebook, then puts it down. "So, what are you gonna do now? I'll try your suggestion later, but it's lunch time."Is it that late already?>Talk to Robert more. Find out what his deal is.>Eh, food is more important, and you have plenty of time later. Besides, you're all Robert-ed out.
>>803844> Bro, why don't we discuss this with grayson in a guy lunch? We can have shenanigans.
>>803844Lunch time, walk while we talk?
>>803844>>803852kek secondingalso drop your name
>>803844Voting this >>803852
>>803857Sorry, running at same time and totally forgot.Wagon?
>>803852Supporting, but first>Check out our room. Is the door still locked? Ask Robert if he noticed anything strange when he found us passed out last night.Since we're two doors down there's no harm in taking a few minutes to check.
>>803844> Bro, why don't we discuss this with Grayson in a guy lunch? We can have shenanigans.and if we can stop by our room for some fresh clothes, all the better.
"Yeah, I'm starving. Let's go see if we can find Grayson there too."Robert pulls on a t-shirt... that has a print of Bernice, from his game, wearing a very short skirt. Oh boy.You try out your own door again, but find it still stuck. Guess you can't change yet."Oh yeah, that. Some NOT-class asshole was in your room, then got mad when you weren't around and broke your door. He was yelling about something like protection money. They came to talk to me too, but I guess I scared them off."You look for any sign of humor in his face, but there's none. He's back to being sleepy."What? I don't have anything, why would they do that?""They're idiots, of course.""So, how did you scare them off?"Robert smiles vaguely. "Oh, I electrocuted one of them.">"Oh that's all, huh?">"How did you do that?">"Oh, I get it, you act tired but you're a secret badass?">Write-in?
>>803902Taser or Soul shenanigans?
>>803902>"Oh, I get it, you act tired but you're a secret badass?"
>>803902>>"How did you do that?"
>>803902>>"Oh, I get it, you act tired but you're a secret badass?"
"Oh, I get it, you act tired but you're a secret badass?"Robert looks over at you. "Not... quite? I have... well... can you see souls?"You nod. He stops and gestures to himself. "Do it then."You let your wavelength collect around your eyes... and see... wow. That's gigantic compared to most people. His soul is easily three times bigger than any other you've seen, and it has... something around it, like an aura.""Holy crap. That's humongous." You're genuinely surprised."Heh, yeah. I have more wavelength and energy than I know what to do with. I can't even sleep the night through because it accumulates too fast. I learned to channel it as an electrical charge to help drain enough so I can sleep, but... I only have my game system here, so there's not much I can do. No worries though, that hooligan last night took a lot of energy and I slept pretty nicely."Interesting. You're learning more and more about the capabilities of souls every day, it seems. You enter the lunch room. You can see Grayson getting his food, but there's no Kia or Shinobu. Asuka is sitting in the corner. You manage to grab Grayson before he heads over to bug Asuka more, and the three of you sit down to eat. Grayson is practically shaking in excitement as he asks you to tell him all about your mission.>Tell everything, including about Layla.>Tell only about the fight and seeing a witch in the sky.>Tell only about the fight.>Don't talk about the mission, in case you aren't supposed to.>Write-in?
>>803964>Tell only about the fight.
>>803964>Tell only about the fight and seeing a witch in the sky.We'd have been told if we're not allowed to talk about something.
>>803964>>Tell only about the fight and seeing a witch in the sky.
>>803964>Tell only about the fight and seeing a witch in the sky.
>>803964>>Tell only about the fight.
"Well, we went to London. There was a pair, Akemi and Daisuke, who were pretty awesome. Daisuke is a crowbar, so you know. They taught me how to do a few cool tricks with my wavelength, like see souls- Grayson don't try it right now, your eyes could explode- and we waited for the Kishin Egg. Akemi was kicking it's ass when ANOTHER one showed up and tried to knife her in the back!"Grayson gasps. "You didn't let that asshole do it, did you?""Hell no! I jumped down and Kia cut his chest open. Looked like a fantasy-style goblin. That didn't kill it, but I kept it busy until Akemi killed her target, then she finished it off."Robert seems mildly interested. "So who got the second Kishin Egg Soul?"You grin widely. "Kia did. Daisuke said we deserved it for saving Akemi's ass."Grayson lets out a low whistle. "That's gotta be some sort of speed record. Bet Kia is super happy."You shrug. "I'm just glad the witch didn't hurt anyone."Grayson's jaw drops. Robert freezes mid-bite. They simultaneously exclaim "A WITCH?"You shush them and continue, but you can feel Asuka's glare on your back now. Thanks guys."Yeah, a witch. She was watching. I saw her in the sky before she dropped into the city and disappeared. She was really far away, so I don't know who it was or anything, but Daisuke and Akemi think she might have been the reason there were two Kishin Eggs there."Daisuke puts a hand on your shoulder. "Bro, you saw a witch and lived. You must have scared her off with your impressive combat skills! We gotta spar sometime... once I get a partner..." His eyes slide over to Asuka, who is still mining a hole through your back with her stare.>"How is that going, by the way?">"Maybe Asuka isn't to be, Robert needs a partner.">"She just needs to see how AWESOME you are, bro!">Write-in?
>>804084>"She just needs to see how AWESOME you are, bro!"
>>804084>>"She just needs to see how AWESOME you are, bro!">Robert could help you show off to her maybe?
>>804084>"How is that going, by the way?"Much as I enjoy poking Asuka with the Grayson stick for giggles, I'll admit it feels a bit mean spirited to be leading Grayson on in to thinking he has a chance with her. I mean, maybe he could get it to work out, but not the way he's pursuing her now.
>>804096>>804091>>804084Hey guys. Maybe not going to work. Unless you're trying to slapstick gymbro, then continue.> Partner with Robbo.Seriously, our swole friend and soul swole friend? FRIENDSHIP!
>>804084>"Maybe Asuka isn't to be, Robert needs a partner."
>>804084Dude have you seen the power Robert here can put out?
>>804084>"Maybe Asuka isn't to be, Robert needs a partner.""Seriously with his soul output and your raw physical ability you two could become the best fighters in this school.
>>804084> Suggest sparring with Robert, he's fucking insane> Ask Asuka to be your weaponWe can spin it as a way to get Greyson away from her, the machiavellian scheme deepens. We probably won't resonate well, but who knows.
>>804084>>"How is that going, by the way?">>"Maybe Asuka isn't to be, Robert needs a partner."
>>804084>>"Maybe Asuka isn't to be, Robert needs a partner."
"She just needs to see how AWESOME you are, bro!" You slam a fist on the table. "Classes start in about 5 days, right? When they do, take every opportunity to show you mean business. Maybe partner with Robert here for the time being? He's got more soul power than anyone else I've met yet!"Grayson and Robert look at each other."Man, you sure about that? I don't want to hurt Grayson, and I'm a lot to handle. Remember when Tiffany just dropped me against him before? I realized that she couldn't handle what I could do, so I didn't connect. If I had... well, I'm not gonna risk that, especially when she's got knockers like that."Grayson replies, "Well, I agree with you on the tits, but holding back is disrespectful. You gotta thrust with ALL of your wavelength! Maximum power is the only way!"They look at you. "How do you connect with Kia?">"I dunno? I'm still new to this.">"I just put everything I had on the table and it somehow worked.">"Kia's actually the one who made it work. We were both new to it, but she's able to handle anything I gave her.">Write-in?
>>804176>"I just put everything I had on the table and it somehow worked."
>>804176>>"I just put everything I had on the table and it somehow worked."
>>804176>>"I just put everything I had on the table and it somehow worked.">>"Kia's actually the one who made it work. We were both new to it, but she's able to handle anything I gave her."We both went all out and it worked
>>804176>I gripped her really hard and made sure she couldn't squirm at all in my grasp as I started to use her body intensely. By the end both of us were panting, and sweaty.>Stare at them seriously.
>>804176>"I just put everything I had on the table and it somehow worked.""The way it felt it was less about making it work and just kind of...falling into it."
>>804176>"I just put everything I had on the table and it somehow worked.">"Kia's actually the one who made it work. We were both new to it, but she's able to handle anything I gave her."Even when Kia isn't with us the innuendo just makes itself.
>>804176>>804176>"Kia's actually the one who made it work. We were both new to it, but she's able to handle anything I gave her."Like we both just took everything we felt and thought and pushed it into the soul of the partner.
>>804176>"Kia's actually the one who made it work. We were both new to it, but she's able to handle anything I gave her."Tech thrusts with wavelength, do not kill the Greyson
>>804176>"I dunno? I'm still new to this.">"I just put everything I had on the table and it somehow worked."
"I just put everything I had on the table and it somehow worked." You say seriously. Grayson lifts an eyebrow. "There's gotta be more to it. You Resonated."Robert nods. "Seriously man, no one skips straight to a Route Unlock that fast. You had to have something different."You shake your head. ""Kia's actually the one who made it work. We were both new to it, but she's able to handle anything I gave her..."You feel hands on your shoulders. Tiny hands. "Tony, you're sharing our private secrets with these two?"You turn your head to see Kia looking at you with a grin. "Should I tell them how you hesitated with Shinobu, but you didn't have a problem trying to THRUST your entire self into both of us together?" You can feel your face flush slightly. Grayson cackles manically, while Robert is looking at you like he just learned you'd killed a dozen witches.>"Kia, can I talk to you? ALONE?" Drag her off.>"Kia, should we talk about how it was your idea to bring another girl into the mix?">"Yeah, and I wouldn't recommend it. I was sore for hours after.">Write in, I will use the best innuendo I read if nothing else gets three votes first
>>804252>"Yeah, and I wouldn't recommend it. I was sore for hours after.">"Kia, should we talk about how it was your idea to bring another girl into the mix?"
>>804252>Write in, I will use the best innuendo I read if nothing else gets three votes first>Thrust, I destoryed the entire process. Its why we all have a limp
>>804252>>"Kia, should we talk about how it was your idea to bring another girl into the mix?"
>>804252>>"Kia, should we talk about how it was your idea to bring another girl into the mix?">Perhaps we should talk about how you couldn't wait for a encore? Or how I wore you out so easily on the way home?
"Kia, should we talk about how it was your idea to bring another girl into the mix?" You aren't going down without a fight here.Kia reddens, but isn't out yet. "Yeah, and you couldn't handle it. You exploded pretty fast, if I remember correctly." She looks pretty smug, but you have another shot loaded and ready."Perhaps we should talk about how you couldn't wait for a encore? Or how I wore you out so easily on the way home? You weren't even able to walk! I had to carry you to your bed."That seems to have done it. Her face is bright red. Grayson is barely able to breathe, and is instead wheezing. Even Robert is stunned."I don't believe it... 3D lewd banter... Maybe I gave up on 3D too soon" He whispers under his breath.You chuckle to yourself. You are really getting good at this. "Kia, relax. You're going to start steaming again." Kia looks like she wants to retort, but can't seem to form a coherent sentence at first. "I... you... we... that wasn't... I have to go."You watch her awkwardly walk off.>Go after her>Finish lunch here>Write-in?
>>804315>Go after her
>>804315>Go after herWink at the boys
>>804315>Finish lunch hereShe's fine.
>>804315>>Finish lunch here
>>804315>Finish lunch here
>>804315>>Go after her
>>804315>3D lewd banter... Maybe I gave up on 3D too soonRobert is best boy
>>804315>go after her and wink.>My lady, you need your knight!
>>804315>Go after herSome days you need to ask yourself, has loli-bullying gone too far? The answer, of course, is no, not far enough.
You stand up from the table."Well, guys, looks like duty calls. I need to follow her and make sure her face is so bright you can see it from space. I have no choice."Grayson is still trying to breathe, but he gives you a thumbs-up. Robert nods, and says "Hope you unlock a new CG, Protagonist."You walk after Kia, shaking your head. Man, Robert's harem talk is making you think weird thoughts. You aren't the protagonist of anything, much less a harem story.You follow Kia out of the lunch room, but a thought occurs. Should you catch up to her now, and continue the assault, or follow her and see if there's a better moment? >CHARGE!>Wait for it>Better idea? Write in!
>>804369>wait for it
>>804369>>Better idea?Close, breath against her neck or make a whisper, then disappear. Rinse repeat.
>>804369Full speed ahead. Charge that bitch
>>804369>Better idea? Write in!Have a momentary flash of insight into how the universe you inhabit works and understand for a fraction of a second that the protagonist isn't the one in control. The player is.
>>804369>Better idea? Write in!>Follow her for a bit. See if we can track her from farther away using our Soul Vision.May as well get the practice in, yeah?
>>804383Changing to this. Let's get meta.
>>804369>>Better idea? Write in!>Follow her for a bit. See if we can track her from farther away using our Soul Vision
>>804424>>804384All of this
You have a momentary existential moment where you think about how, maybe Robert is right in a way. You're in charge of your own story, so you're kind of the protagonist, but if it's a story being told elsewhere, you're just a puppet being controlled by someone else. You shake the thought off and decide to practice your soul vision, focusing on Kia's soul. You can see the little burning soul she has, blue flames coming off in waves. It's a pretty soul, really. You tail her through the halls, as she heads for a small training room. She hesitates outside, unsure of what to do, before opening the door.Does she know we're following her? You don't see anyone inside the room with a soul, so why would she go in? Is it a trap? Is she going to confess to you? Fight you?>Go in>Turn back, abort mission
>>804447>Go inall sneeki breeki like.
You take a breath and go over to the door. You can still see Kia's Soul through the wall, hovering nearby. She's turned away from the door...You open the door as quietly as possible. She's got her back to you. You're able to avoid making noises, you think, but she turns as you close the door."You followed me.""Yeah, I did.'She furrows her brow. "Why?""Well, at first, I was going to tease you more, but now I'm more wondering why you came in here, especially if you knew I was following you."Kia fidgets with her hands. "You know how I asked you about SHinobu last night? How... do you feel... Ugh, I can't!" She tries to walk around you to the door.> Speak before she gets to the door. "We're friends.">Speak before she gets to the door. "I like being with you.">Grab her as she goes past you. WARNING >Let her go>Write-in?
>>804517>>Let her go
>>804517>Speak before she gets to the door. "I like being with you."With occasional bullying
>>804517>Grab her as she goes past you. WARNING
>Grab her as she goes past you. WARNING I too like to live dangerously.
>>804517>Speak before she gets to the door. "I like being with you."Much like I like being with Shinobu.Seriously I've known you for three days.
>>804517>>Speak before she gets to the door. "I like being with you."
>>804517>>Grab her as she goes past you. WARNINGTHIS ONLY GOES WELL
>>804517>>Grab her as she goes past you. WARNING
>>804534Four days nowYou're also teenagers.Also, the warning isn't necessarily for route lock.
>>804517>Grab her as she goes past you.
>>804517>Let her go>Warning
>>804517>Speak before she gets to the door. "I like being with you."
Cutting the vote here!
>>804517>>Speak before she gets to the door. "I like being with you."NO ROUTE LOCK YET YOU BASTARDS
>>804586Read mate. >>804546
>>804586I think grabbing a living bladed weapon suddenly is dangerous, hence the warning
>>804591>>804597Sorry, DWMA quest gets me excited. Still though I think we should play it cool.
You speak as she walks past you. "Kia, wait. I like being with you. Last night... was scary, yeah, but we did well. We proved that we aren't going to need to worry about suddenly getting killed or pulled apart from each other."Kia stops, one hand on the doorknob. "I'm not... I don't..." She's clearly unsure of how to deal with this. You wait patiently for her to figure out her words."When I'm with you, I feel different, Tony. I don't want to lose that feeling. Can you promise me that you won't take that away from me? That we'll stay together? I know, it hasn't been very long... but I feel like we've already known each other for a long time. I don't know why or how, but it's there."You're about to speak, when the door opens of it's own accord. A tall, round man with very tanned skin is standing there. He looks angry."Kia? Who is this boy? And what are you doing, alone, in a private room with him?"You see Kia shift from burning up with anxiety to frozen solid in a moment."Hi... Dad."SESSION PAUSEI gotta make some dinner, but I will continue tomorrow morning. I hope you all had fun, and thank you for your patience again!
>>804603perfect pokerface: "We were exploring the depths of our relationship"
>>804603Hahahahahaha... We're going to be murdered by a Death Scythe.
>>804603>That warning coming true in an awesome, unexpected wayTruly DWMA is the most patrician quest on qst
>>804603So that was the warning, we missed something great.Thanks for running OP, looking forward to it. jKnow that whatever happens tomorrow you'll still have more balls than anon showed tonight.
>>804603>Anon's being pussiesFucking ruined.
Maybe he's just putting up a front and he's really an innuendo spewing loli on the inside, just like his daughter...
Man, Tony has been racking up Kia points like nobodies business. Especially if she is being this open with her feelings to him when she constantly feels the need to overcompensate with lewdness.
We need to hang with shinobu more. Its getting ridiculously easy with kia and shinobu needs to get that soul resonance worked out if we're gonna spear and shield this bitch.
>>805054I will add to this: Kia knows for a fact you have no interest in her family's prestige, and you talk to her as a woman and not as a child, despite her looks. No guy has done that before.
>>805133Robert's game is a metaphor (or analogy I don;t fucking know right now I'm drunk). We get Kia no matter what as long as we don;t pic a girl for the big romantic school event, we just gotta play it cool and rack up the points with miss tsundere Asuka and we'll have a 3some. Then we just need to connect with teacher while ignoring that big tit chick that Robby played with an boom harem ending.
>>805587Harems are the death of quests. It always starts with a threesome then people says why not have a foursome.BOOM the quest dies within 5 threads
>>805666I can attest that that isn't true....well I can on anonkun at least. It doesn't even have to be a smut based quest and it can work. Again can't fully say because I'm not sure how much different running on his is from running on anonkun.
>>805666Afterlife Quest would disagree with you.Though it did die because the MC became too powerful for a human to write.
>>805679Still a very bad idea. I have heard of some quest doing it well, but those are very good writers. Not to knock Death.Also fuck I missed it.
>>805666Bullshit!It usually works. The problem is that its sometimes done by a shitty qm that stops and never shows up again.It works super well when it starts off as its focus instead of letting players decide to.Haram Protag quest was great
>>805666>The Anti-Fun police have arrived.Thanks mate, Sure showed me the wrong way of existence.
While i have no problem with a harem, i suggest that we don't actively persue romance with any girls other than kia and shinobu for nowAt the very least, if we do try and build up a harem, it'll be easier if our partners trust us completely first
>>805699>>805694>>805679 Just my 3 cents after witnessing so many quests die from it over the years
>>805778I know, poking fun. I'mma vote for what I think is priceless no matter what though. Can't be a worse endding then Kayaba's tho.
Okay calmly explain that she seemed to be riled up after yesterday's flustercluck and you didn't want her to go through it alone. If you pull it off you seem protective, calm, and caring.
>>804603Wait for her response.If she hesitates for too long or we get put on the spot say that we are talking about our relationship as meister/weapon. The dude should get that this is delicate shit,and that the delicate undertones need to be sorted.
OP you really need to get yourself a twitter or something. I was playing other quests last night and had no idea you were even running.
>>806191Open for the airplane~!https://discord.gg/wvTea2B
>>806335Oh don't be patronizing, that one hasn't been linked or even directly mentioned as actually being in use in any of the previous threads.
What kind of techniques do you think we could do with each of the weapons we've been introduced to so far?Also, what kind of weapon do you think miss braun was?
>>806488Really? I don't know how I got it then. It should probably have been in the opening post along with an archive link.>>806637Romance the Sensei and find out, all she needs is a real man to show her how to love again.
>>806335Fuck off I don't want any of that shit.I mean why the hell would you use discord to announce threads?
So, if the original Death the Kid isn't in this, is there another half-reaper?
>>806881> UsBullshit theory, but the reaction of Death To Charleotte's sis made me think it.I mean surely he'd be a lot more protective and aunt witch would have recognized us for our lineage instead of "you're interesting."
>>806898Death Soul was an option we did not take, so nah bruh.
>>806881Death is the one whoses stuck in the same place. Not kid, we dunno if his around or not
>>806980Well, different students, different teachers, different death scythes, i kinda figure that DtK might not be around either
>>807024I think that Death said that there was only OCs in the quest except for Death himself
>>807078So, assuming there is a half-reaper, it most likely won't be DtK, right?
>>807114Why do you think there is a half-reaper?
>>807313Well, he had two kids in the original universe, chances are he has at least one in this one
Okay, hear me out on thisWhat if we try wielding robert?
>>808478 Third arm is go. Fourth for Katana-chan
Wait, i just realized something Our mother was a mantis witchWhich is an insectWhat if we actually can grow another pair of arms, even temporarily?
>>808517Hm.Probably not that easily, but witch-style magic is versatile and powerful. You could make a hand out of shadowstuff or something, but that's... pretty far down the ol' Madness route.I'm starting up again in about 40 minutes.I apologize again for not running as much as I wanted, health problems. I'm doing this early because my schedule freed up and I've been obsessing over getting more story out onto paper (and getting to classes holy shit. It isn't special or anything but we're closing in on 3 weeks of this and you're still on day 5).
>>820303Hey you need time for yourself. Don't feel like you need to do everything because I know me myself can wait for when you are ready.
>>820334NO I GOTTABut seriously I enjoy this a lot. I want to do it more. Just hard when I have to see a doctor for fear of my balls falling off. Makes it hard to focus.
>We could've been this Dio had we chosen a lizard instead of a fucking bugFUCKING ANONS.
>>820385Oh, right.There was a lot of early thread support for looking similar to DIO, and I have nothing against it (seems like anons like making people DIO) so we're blonde and pretty. Actually, it plays into the ideas I had, so that works unless there's violent protesting.
>>820391Well, I'm going to bash in windows because of your thoughtless retconning.
>>820397Please don't. Like I said, if everyone here hates it I'll have a vote on it.
The man is big, in every sense of the word. He's tall. He's round. His arms bulge with muscle. You can even see his soul, bigger than Robert's by far, though still contained within his body. His skin is a darker brown than Kia's, but he has the same light hair, the same green eyes... this is definitely her father, the Death Scythe in charge of Oceania. And he's looking between you and Kia suspiciously."Kia, I'm back in town to discuss London with Lord Death, and I thought I'd see if you were okay..." he trails off as he looks directly at you. All right, he just caught you, alone with his daughter, in a private training room. You don't even have to ask how he knew you were here... Kia said he can detect souls over impossible ranges. He probably zeroed in on her. That's not important. What's important is how you react to this situation...>"Hello sir, I'm Tony. I was Kia's partner on that mission.">"This totally isn't what it looks to be, I swear.">"Your daughter and I were just... talking. Yeah. That's all.">Stay quiet. Maybe he'll leave you alone.>Write-in?
>"Hello sir, I'm Tony. I was Kia's partner on that mission."The time has come and so have I.
>>820495>Hi my name is Tony I'm kia's partner.This totally can't be misconstrued in any sort of way.
>>820495>>"Hello sir, I'm Tony. I was Kia's partner on that mission."
>>820495>"Hello sir, I'm Tony. I was Kia's partner on that mission.">Eyebrow wiggle
>>820495Need to remember he likely knows we have a witch soul, he will be suspicious big time.
You step towards the man, still in the doorway (can he even fit in here?) and extend your hand. "Hello, sir, I'm Tony. I was Kia's partner on that mission."You see the oversized man visibly relax. "Oh, THAT'S why you were here with her. I thought... well, Kia's my little girl, and I am not having some little so-and-so change that after she just got here..." He trails off, then refocuses on you, straightening up and taking your hand firmly. "I'm Oke. Nice to meet you... and thank you for keeping my daughter safe. I read the report on my way here."You feel relieved. A second ago this guy would have put you through the wall. "I was just being cautious, sir. We weren't even supposed to fight, but there wasn't much choice, except to see Akemi get blindsided."Oke nods. "I understand. Just be as careful in the future, all right?" He drops your hand after a moment, then pats Kia on the head. His palm is as big as her skull. "I'm proud of you, Kia. You're already doing us proud back at the house. We'll have to have a party or something eventually."Kia nods, evidently not quite over the shock of her father appearing like that."Wonderful! Well, I have work to do, but I'll stop by again before I have to go!' Oke waves to you before going on his way. The floor quivers slightly as he treads. You release a breath you didn't even realize you were holding. He was nice enough, but you could feel how much that man could destroy you if he were so inclined. It was similar to talking with Layla.Kia slumps against the door frame. "I think I'm going back to my room for a while after that. I'm done with today already.You have to agree. You're still not completely recovered from last night, and the small adrenaline rush from this encounter is already fading. You probably have one activity in you, as long as it isn't strenuous, before you're pooped.>Study at the library>Explore the school>See if there's someone to hang out with at the common area>Find (who?)>Write-in?>Bully the Kia more, even though her father is likely still keeping an eye on you. This can't possibly backfire.
>>820626>>Study at the libraryLook up witches. See what we're up against and our heritage.
>>820626>Bully the Kia more, even though her father is likely still keeping an eye on you. This can't possibly backfire.
>>820626> Can we just wander the city? Maybe check out our old haunts.
>>820643You didn't live in Death City before. You CAN explore some of the city, though the steps are gonna be murder to get back up.
>>820626This, lets get familiar with the city >>820643
>Study at the libraryActual school work, maybe some more soul resonance stuff.
>>820626>bully the kia and wander the school
>>820626>>Study at the library
You decide to let Kia go on her way after supressing the (admittedly still new) urge to tease her more. She gives you a small smile as she walks off,. You head for the front of the school instead, feeling curious about the city itself. You find yourself walking down the steps into the town. There's a lot of commercial activity near the school area, with students needing places to both earn and spend money. As you walk down the street, a few places catch your eye. You don't have money, but it might be nice to explore...>A seedy-looking lounge-type place, called Chupa Cabra. You're not old enough to go in, but maybe they'll look the other way.>Deathbucks Cafe. Looks like a coffee shop primarily, but they probably serve light foods here. >A curious store you guess is some sort of drugstore, the sign merely has a mushroom with a stylized skull on it.>Dressed to Kill, a clothing store. You could decide on an eventual outfit here. You've seen the older EAT students wearing all kinds of flashy and functional clothes.>Write-in?
>>820730> Dressed to Kill
>>820730>Dressed to Kill, a clothing store. You could decide on an eventual outfit here. You've seen the older EAT students wearing all kinds of flashy and functional clothes.Something functional ideally Or just really cool.
>>820730>Deathbucks Cafe. Looks like a coffee shop primarily, but they probably serve light foods here. roll twice on the random encounter table and pick the result with the higher hipster score.
>>820730>>A curious store you guess is some sort of drugstore, the sign merely has a mushroom with a stylized skull on it.
>>820730>dress to kill
>>820730>Dressed to Kill, a clothing store. You could decide on an eventual outfit here. You've seen the older EAT students wearing all kinds of flashy and functional clothes.
You enter the clothing store. Inside, you can see several circular racks filled with regular stuff, like shirts, pants, skirts, and the like. The back wall has packages of socks, hosiery, and other minor, but essential, items, and the bottom of that wall is lines with shoes of various sorts (mostly for women, you note, but nothing too fancy for either gender). The side wall, however... there's a large display of customized outfits. In fact, you can see everything from a long blue coat that looks thick enough to stop an arrow, to a thin undershirt with a white shawl-looking piece (tastefully torn in places) to... well, you'd be staring for a long time if you took them all in individually. A large sign in the middle proudly states that custom orders are available, and to talk to the worker at the counter.Speaking of... the counter worker is an older student, one you've noticed in passing as one of the NOT class who was weeded out. He gives you a small smile and says "Welcome, can I help you with anything?"You pause, considering options.>continued with options
>"How much for one of those outfits?" Point to the wall of customized clothing.>"How much to design my own outfit?">"Have anything basic, that's more for utility?">"Need another employee here?">"Just looking around">Write-in?
>>820902>>820895> How much?> Ask about JobPersonally both of these images make me happy.
>>820902I'd rather hit up the coffee shop to see if they want employees.>"Just looking around"
>>820902>"How much for one of those outfits?" Point to the wall of customized clothing.>"How much to design my own outfit?"
>>820902>how much to design my own outfit?>Need another hirer?
>>820910They have a very snappy uniform for men.
>>820902>>"Have anything basic, that's more for utility?"We get money from death right? fuck getting a job, more time getting strong
>>820921I love it, but the consensus seems clear.
You gesture to the wall of flashy outfits. "How much for those? They seem pretty neat."The clerk scratches behind his head. "Well, they start at 750, but depending on which one, they go as high as 2500. Obviously, the more expensive ones are very high quality material, though the workmanship on all of them is superb. The boss man makes all of these himself. Those are his designs up there.You nod nonchalantly, but you're mentally blown back. they START at 750? You hope Death City has a different currency than your home town because that sounds like a lot. "How much to design a custom one?"The clerk sighs dramatically. "Honestly, it depends entirely on you, but I've yet to see a finished design come in under 1000." He grins at you. "That's what the boss man says every time he's asked that. Hm. "You wouldn't happen to need another worker here, would you? Maybe there's an employee discount?"The clerk looks up and sighs, a real one this time. "If only. A lot of the work is at cost, with just enough over to make it worth the time. Boss does this as a passion, so he mostly just needs to eat and pay me. However..." He looks at you again. "If you're in the EAT program, you'll only have time for part-time anyways. I was there for that fight in class. I doubt you're NOT like me."You chuckle a little and look at the floor. Still not used to praise."I'll run it by the boss. Maybe check back in a day or two and he'll be here, or at least I can set up an interview."You nod. "Thanks, that'd be great. I'm still feeling out what's around here, but I'll probably need a source of cash until I start missions..."The clerk smiles again. "You'll be a while on that, but I wouldn't be surprised if you're the first out of your class to be approved. Is there anything else?""No, that'll be all. I'm exhausted."You leave the store, ideas for an outfit swirling in your head. You'll have something cohesive next time you come back here, you're sure.The walk back up the steps is agonizing, but you somehow manage. Staying in the city any longer would force you to skip dinner, and you aren't going to risk that, with how tired you are. Gotta feed the engine that makes you go.You get to the cafeteria as it begins to clear out the initial food rush. You look around... Kia isn't here (possibly asleep already), and neither is Grayson. Robert lazily chews on some glazed carrots in the corner. Also... you can see Shinobu sitting with Asuka. They aren't talking, but they're nearly done eating.You also note that Tiffany Lange, the odd brunette bombshell that paralyzed Grayson in the first spar is in the food line. She still has that weird half-smile on her face. >Sit with Robert>Sit with Asuka and Shinobu>Catch up to Tiffany>Do a different thing?
>Catch up to Tiffany
>>821052>>Sit with Asuka and Shinobu
>>821052>Sit with asuka and shinobu.We really gotta find a way to bring these fucks to the same table
>>821120Perhaps you'll all be closer after facing the worst horrors imaginable?Waiting for a few more votes, just in case.
>>821052>Catch up to TiffanyTiffany is the only character who we know nothing about yet. Let's at least get to know what she's like on the surface.
>>821052>>Catch up to TiffanySwitching over to this after remembering we haven't interacted with her.
>>821052>>Catch up to Tiffany
>>821147>Tfw madness isn't an issue if your already mad
You catch up to Tiffany quickly, before someone else gets behind her in line. You stand there for a moment, looking at the back of her head, thinking of what to say to start conversation...She speaks first. "Is the back of my head that interesting, Tony Starbrine?" Her voice is low and deeper than you'd expect, almost too mature. She turns her head slightly to look you in the eye. "I heard you went on a mission. Do you think you could tell me what happened on it? There's an awful lot of rumors..."You mentally shake off the surprise. Of course people know. Grayson probably told everyone. Guy can't stay quiet. Also, there's something behind the carefully measured interest in her voice... something that carries the barest hint of danger, but only slightly. You think for a bit as you both grab your food, then respond...>"Sure, over dinner." Explain the mission, leaving Layla out like before.>"What rumors are there?" Set the record straight.>"I'm sure the rumors are much more interesting than the truth..." Deflect the question., indirectly>"Why are you so curious about it?" Deflect the question overtly.>Write-in?
>>821204>sure, explain the mission
>>821204>>"Sure, over dinner." Explain the mission, leaving Layla out like before.oh boy, everyone vanished
>>821204>>"Sure, over dinner." Explain the mission, leaving Layla out like before.
>>821321Yeah, I'll pick this back up tomorrow. Same time I started today. We're SO CLOSE to where I wanted this thread to end last week.Have a tentative Tiffany picture.
>>821204> Delect indirectlyITS OUR NINJA WAY
>>821204>"Sure, over dinner." Explain the mission, leaving Layla out like before.
>>821335Curse you and your unannounced threads.
>>821840He did try to get me to mention it in general. But I was running my quest.
>>821204>Sure, over dinner>After getting food sit with Asuka and Shinobu, and TiffanyFill in all the folks.