Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope you had a good holiday, and here's a little present from me!Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20QuestOther Quests: http://pastebin.com/sYpqmWZgYou are NIKO, an idol for the Clover Entertainment company, and today was a very special day!Well, special for everybody else, that is. Christmas Eve was coming up fast, and well, everybody was all getting ready to take the holiday off. If there was one thing that the Producer could be counted on, it would be that he'd never let any of you work on Christmas, no matter how much money the megacorps would throw at him. It caused some... "tense" situations, but nothing that you and your fellow idols couldn't handle. Of course, he did this so that everybody would have an opportunity to go home to spend time with their families. Easier said than done for you, though. You didn't exactly leave home under the best of circumstances. So there you were, in the common room of your dorms plucking away at your guitar, letting the strings thrum and sing in the brief spaces of silence that weren't broken by your fellow idols and the staff moving hurriedly to and fro for their own holiday plans. In past years, they'd offer to let you tag along with them to their own celebrations but... well... you always felt like you were a bit of an outsider. An awkward hanger on that didn't belong. It wasn't as if their families didn't like you or anything it was just... not right. "Hey, Niko.""GAH!" You're suddenly snapped out of your funk, nearly dropping your guitar in the process. You manage to grab it just in time and look up to see Rochelle standing above you, wearing a really silly Santa hat. "Ah, sorry if I startled you." Rochelle apologizes. "But well, you have a message.""I'm not in a mood to read fan mail." You groan, rolling your eyes."It's not fan mail." Rochelle shakes her head and hands you a package. "Straight from Japan, and the sender is just called 'Yamada Industries.'"Your heart freezes. That was your company! Well, technically your parents, but it was a family thing nonetheless. What.. what could they possible want from you now, of all times?>Give me the package!>C-can you open it for me, please?>Other
>>974499>OtherCan you have your robot dog scan it? He has an EOD package, right?
>>974499>>Give me the package!It's a Christmas Fuckin' Miracle.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ5rI461KNE
>>974499>>C-can you open it for me, please?I miss cyber idols
>>974499>C-can you open it for me, please?Niko and Sparky always were criminally under-used.
>>974499>>Give me the package!>>974519Because Niko is secretly a Ninja!
>>974499>Give me the package!>It's a BOMB!
>>974499>Give me the package!
So are we going to try and keep up the facade of being a normal performance idol and not a Combat idol who can take down everyone?
>>974499>>Give me the package!
>>974499>Give me the package!>>974535>implying it isn't the severed head of our clan leader with a note that the rest of our clan is being held hostage and are we a bad enough girl to rescue them>except it isn't, because it's all actually a cunning ruse on he part of our family to invite us home for christmas>except it isn't, because it's all actually a cunning ruse to get us home so the clan leader can assess our worthiness to become the next head after him, by engaging us in a fistfight atop a giant robot
>>974556>After the epic duel between clans, Niko walks away victorious.>Everyone at Clover are just wondering what the hell just occurred because nobody can speak japanese and have no context.>Niko just smiles.
>>974499 (OP)>>Give me the package!Merry Christmas Merc! Have a YASEN BAKA.2016 not done with it's reaper list yet"Last Christmas" literally the last for George Michael.
>>974564Seriously, just when I thought 2016 threw a hail mary with RTJ3, it was called back with George Michael.
Reminder that Cole is best girl. Pika pi.
>>974560Kunoichi battles with skintight outfits and fishnet tights and clothing damage
>>974582Cole is beautiful, regardless of which quest she happens to act in.
>>974583Don't forget the hips.
>>974499"Gimmie gimmie!" You quickly snatch the package out of Rochelle's hands. "Ummm, you DID check it for booby traps first, right?""I wouldn't be giving it to you if I didn't." Rochelle huffs at the implication that she wasn't doing her job right. "It's perfectly safe as far as we could tell. At least without opening it.""R-right." You nod as you turn the package around over and over in your hands, a sign of your poor attempts to hide your anxiety. "Do you need some privacy for this? I can step out if you want." Rochelle offers.>I could use some privacy, yeah.>Nah, it's totally not like I'm hiding anything from you guys!>Other
>>974583>>974593This isn't Taimanin, or Senran Kagura...yet
>>974602>>Nah, it's totally not like I'm hiding anything from you guys!
>>974603SEXY CYBERPUNK NINJAS OR BUST.>>974602>Nah, it's totally not like I'm hiding anything from you guys!
>>974602>Nah, it's totally not like I'm hiding anything from you guys!
>>974602>>Nah, it's totally not like I'm hiding anything from you guys!Hahaha....
>>974602>>Nah, it's totally not like I'm hiding anything from you guys!>>974608https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di0aqg-6vy8
>>974602>I could use some privacy, yeah.
I forgot, what happened to cause us to think Niko was some super dodge ninja?
>>974631I think she was a non-combat idol who was surprisingly stealthy?
>>974631The swimsuit fight where she stole everyone else's easy peasy.
>>974608This is the final boss.
>>974631>>974637She was barely in the quest and some thought she was actually doing super secret ninja stuff behind the scenes to the point where we thought that, had she become a combat idol, she could have soloed every single mission.With the swimsuit fight at the idol olympics, that cemented her Ninja status."She just lets the other idols do combat stuff so they don't feel left out" is a possible sentiment.
>>974644>it's Niko's little sister who secretly wants to become an idol too but can't and so has a sour grapes thing going on>they reconcile at the end because Christmas
>>974618Would you say Niko's a slashy or shooty ninja?
>>974652>"Little sister">Not actually her onee-chan who is getting married soon and wants to see her imouto before that.
>>974655Why not both?
>>974650Next Idol Olympics will have Keijo Battle.
>>974602"Nah, it's not like I'm hiding anything from you guys." You shake your head as you finally double down and tear the packaging open. And there in your hands is a simple holo message. You hit the play button, half expecting the thing to explode in your hands or inject you with some super toxin or something, but... it just plays a message. A little hologram of a very familiar figure, dressed in a traditional kimono kneeling in front of the camera materializes. "Mom..." You gasp."Niko." The hologram of your mother seems to respond, opening her eyes and looking at the camera. "I do hope that this message has managed to rich you, and I wish I was conveying better news."Oh shit, was Dad finally making good on his promise to send his thugs after you? That wasn't going to end well for anybody. Rochelle looks on with concern as your hands ball into fists. "Your father is ill." Your mother continues. "He is stable, but the doctors... they do not expect him to be long for this world."Well... that was a surprise.>Good fucking riddance.>Holy shit, what?!>Other
>>974678>Holy shit, what?!
>>974678>>Holy shit, what?!
>>974678>Holy shit, what?!>OtherPHONE. SKYPE. ANYTHING. NOW!
>>974678>>Holy shit, what?!>inb4 it's a trap
>>974669A Keijo quest sounds like it would be pretty fun.
>>974678Once again 2016 strikes again!!!
>>974701I hope he realizes Niko's been around crazy mercenaries for a while.
>>974704>A Keijo!!!!!! quest done by planefag
>>974678>Holy shit, what?!What does he have: gigaflu, mega tuberculosis?
>>974731Worse the Japanese cold
>>974731>What does he have: gigaflu, mega tuberculosis?The Japanese cold.
>>974731Tokyo 4 Flu
>>974735Slept with his stomach uncovered.
>>974727>Planefag bending over backwards to learn and include autistically accurate human biology
>>974766Under the kotatsu.
>>974768>3 posts of story>15 posts of salt farming/mining>5000+ shitposts
>>974791>Drawfags and writefags start making totally-not-ecchi
>>974804>Acquires a veritable harem of writefags, one or two with experience with people who are /asp/ personified>Loses a couple when he introduces the Heather Crunch expy
>>974678"Holy shit, WHAT?!" You exclaim, briefly forgetting that you were watching a recorded message and not actually talking with your mom in real time. "We are note sure what exactly it is yet, but his immune system is failing and the doctors are not ruling out foul play." Mom sighs. "I think it is time you came home Niko. At the very least so that your father may see you one last time. So you may see your father one last time."Your fists ball even tighter at the suggestion. "Of course, you might think that this is a trap, and I cannot blame you." Mom sighs. "And I cannot guarantee you can come without harassment. Your sister still hasn't forgiven you for your... departure."Yeah... you kinda figured that. Big Sis always did have a naginata jammed up her ass. "But please, just this once, come home, Niko." Mom bends down to bow before you. "Before it is too late."And that's when the hologram winks out, the message done. "You're going, right?" Rochelle asks, her arms crossed.>Of course.>Hell no.>Other
>>974863>Other: Ugh, if I have to.
>>974863>>OtherAnyone wanna come with? Epic Nipon Trip! Free katana!
>>974863>>974871Supporting, but externally. Internally,>>Of course.
>>974863>>Of course.We must avenge our Father, and reclaim HONOR!
>>974863>>Of course.>>OtherNo choice but to return but Niko will need backup
>>974873FOLDED OVER ONE MILLION TIMES>>974879Rules of Nature?
>>974887Not in front of Rochelle, though. We have to fight while hidden in plain sight.
>>974896>Rochelle enjoying the hospitality of Niko's mom and family, oblivious to the ninja battles happening around her
>>974863"Man, if I have to." You sigh as you roll your eyes and set your guitar down. "Guess I can't refuse if Mom asks.""Well, if I remember my timezones right, Japan is one day ahead of the US." Rochelle glances at her phone. "That means, assuming we take the time differences in account, we'd practically have to leave today.""N-no, you don't have to tag along!" You insist. "I can't just ruin all your holiday plans!""I'm sure we'll find a way." Rochelle grins. "Plus, we're all idols here. We have to look out for each other, right?">All right, you all can tag along.>I think it's better if I handle this alone.>Other
>>974914>All right, you all can tag along.
>>974914>>All right, you all can tag along.
>>974914>OtherGet as many as you can gather. I would like to do this quietly, but we all know the thing about plans: things never go smooth.
>>974907>in the end, the only action Rochelle sees is luxurious hospitality.>All right, you all can tag along.
>>974907>>974945Or Niko involves herself in Japanese Intrigue with passive aggressive threats, manoeuvring, and backstabbing.
>>974914>>All right, you all can tag along.Only if they really want to
>>974914All the idols in kimono when?
>>974914HELPHELPI FORGOT THE NAMESSOMEONE NAME THEM LEFT TO RIGHT
>>974988Morgan, Julie, Melissa, Cole, Sparky, Niko, Rin, and Rochelle. Oh, and Producer.
>>974996Thanks! It's all coming back to me.Text is easier to remember than pics in this case for some reason.
>>974988>>974996Speaking of the other staff...Is Jenner and Producer expecting a boy or a girl?
>>975002Heh, Tarin so short and idolable
>>975002Obviously twinsOne combat idol and one performance idol.
>>975021Would the boy be in combat or performance?
>>975002A part of me wished we flirted with cole older sister or the psycologist
>>975024>Not taking turns to 'fill' in for the sister>>975029Certainly would've made things very...complex.>So not only did we just flirt with essentially an older version of Cole, but we also saw her naked! And Cole's (technically) underaged!
>>974914"All right, you all can tag along, I guess." You grin. Seriously, how would you get this far without them?"Great." Rochelle smiles. "We'll get you home by Christmas. That's a promise.""Yeah, but, how?" You frown. "This time of year, all of the airlines will be packed. We'll never get a flight out.""Oh, I'm sure Rin might know someone." Rochelle laughs. "She's rather good at that."You had to admit she was right...---"What in the hell am I looking at?" You gape as you step out of the van onto a remote landing strip. In front of you was a sleek, black plane that looked more like a dart than an aircraft. It was definitely meant to go fast and not give a fuck."Oh, just an experimental hypersonic passenger plane one of my acquaintances was happy to loan me~." Rin winks."Yeah, an 'acquaintance.'" Melissa rolls her eyes. "How many is that now?""Mmmm, I don't quite keep count." Rin shrugs casually. "You should be careful." Morgan frowns as she unloads her rifle case. "Juggling so many boys can be come back to bite you.""Sounds absolutely kinky." Julie laughs as she slaps Morgan on the ass as she passes by, eliciting a yelp from the little Russian sniper. "It's AWESOME!" Rochelle's eyes flash with awe."Neeeerd." Cole shakes her head. "I wonder if it can drop bombs...?" Sparky squints as she scans every inch of the plane. "You all better get going." Jenner grunts as she exits the van and crosses her arms. "I can only keep the Producer distracted for so long, so don't waste time.""Right, right." You nod. "C'mon, girls, let's go!" You all board the plane, securing your luggage and lounging in the very luxurious first class seats."Hey wait, who's piloting this thing, anyways?" You wonder."No worries, you're all still safely in my hands!" NEMO's voice chimes over the intercom. "Fortunately, my most recent software update allows me to pilot a vehicle such as this!""Cool, so let's go already!" You whine."Well, there's a strict limit to how fast we can fly. Only Mach 7." NEMO explains. "But... if time really is an issue, I can override the safeties since this craft is designed to go much faster...">Let's keep it within limits.>GOTTA GO FAST>Other
>>975024What is this "boy" you speak of? There are only daughterus.
>>975038>GOTTA GO FASTI literally don't see any reason not to.
>>975038>GOTTA GO FAST>>975041I think the trap joke is sort of trite at this point.
>>975038>Let's keep it within limits
>>975038>>Let's keep it within limits.And Rin's Succubuss powers are still going strong.
>>975038>>GOTTA GO FAST
>>975048I think the joke was supposed to be about the sheer amount of little girls that people want to adopt, and take care of in Quests, and how you rarely see (cute?) little boys.
>>975059Who is Rin based on again?
>>975038>>GOTTA GO FASTRin has gone full succubus? I'm surprised the tabloids didn't do anything.Or her smile and hugs has that much of a effect?
>>975038>Let's keep it within limits.
>>975074Pretty much Rin Shibuya from Cinderella Girls.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwuEEA1jSCQ
>>975098damned video is geoblocked.
So have far do you think Rin went with boys? Or is she the eternal cocktease who is real aim is the producer?
>>975038>>GOTTA GO FASTNeed to finish this thread or else its put off to next year
>>975117She's pure! She's just saving herself for the one person who can resist her charms.>inb4 genemods are derived from her DNA
>>975038"Punch it, NEMO!" You exclaim. "We're on a timetable here"!"Affirmative." NEMO chimes. "Remember to put on your seatbelts, and, as they say, hold on to your butts!"The plane rumbles as it begins the takeoff sequence, which isn't so bad, really. It wasn't all that different from a regular takeoff. The plane departs from the ground smoothly and begins gaining altitude. You can even feel the bank westward towards Japan. "Flight plan is set and the route is clear. No weather of other obstructions." NEMO announces. "Igniting stage one booster!">Roll 1d20
>>975122So the producer?
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>975128
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>975128>inb4 nat 1
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>975128Here comes the snow.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>975128
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>975128
>>975122>Constantly sold out perfumes and genemods at malls.>All the girls and women ask her for advice on how to spice up their relationship or how to get the one they want.
>>975128You and your fellow idols are pushed back into your seats as if a bus had hit you head on in the face and smashed you against the brick wall. The plane accelerates more and more until your vision starts to blur, a sign that you're on the edge of blacking out. "Reaching maximum cruising speed." NEMO announces as the sudden acceleration begins to drop off, giving your bodies a chance to finally adjust. "Holy crap!" You take your first breath in what felt like an eternity. "I want to get off this plane now." Morgan squeaks."Do it again!" Rochelle grin stupidly. "I've never felt G-forces like that before!""Guess Ro doesn't have a problem since she doesn't have that much weight on her chest." Cole grunts."What did you say?!" Rochelle glares. "I wonder what happens if we plow this plane into a building at this speed...?" Sparky goes into a deep thought.Well, at least everybody was still alive enough to banter. "So, Niko." Melissa nudges you. "How should we handle this? Go in on foot and try to talk to them first, or we just drop in hard and fast?">Let's try talking to them. Like civilized people.>They're in no mood to talk. Hard and fast!>Other
>>975192>>Let's try talking to them. Like civilized people.
>>975192>Let's try talking to them. Like civilized people.Want some autographs?
>>975192>>Let's try talking to them. Like civilized people.>MelissaWho?
>>975192>Let's try talking to them. Like civilized people.
>>975207>MelissaOne of the Tomb Trio, with the cyberarm. Carries an LMG. The serious one of the three sisters.
>>975059>>975085She teases rich guys for favors?
>>975240Yes. Yes she does.
>>975240Probably teases them after being invited to parties, resulting in her being the center of attention.
>>975240>>975259>>975261I wouldn't be surprised if she uses her skills to become an Idol Producer in the future.
>>975192"Ugh, I guess we can try talking to them, like civilized people." You roll your eyes. "But uh, just gear up to expect trouble. Because it'll most likely happen because that's what always happens when I try to be nice.""Bring the big guns. Got it." Melissa nods. "We are now landing in Tokyo. Everybody please make sure your seat belts are on and secure!" NEMO announces.Holy crap, you were already there? That was fast.---The night air was crisp, and there was a fairly light snowfall. Everything from the streets to the cars were covered in a thin layer of ice and frost. However, that did nothing to dim the bright neon lights of Tokyo, displaying advertisements, commercials, and corporate logos of all kinds. One of these garish towers was the one owned by your father. Highly secure and guarded by the most highly trained and well equipped personal security forces money could buy.And you were going to just walk right into it.You take a deep breath in your rented van while your fellow idols were all getting themselves armed and armored up. Well, except for Rin, of course. Rin was dangerous in her own ways. "Are you sure you want to go in alone?" Rochelle asks you as she checks her handgun and holsters it. "We can take up positions on the perimeter, but if something happens...>I can handle it.>I could use a bodyguard.>Other
>>975291>I could use a bodyguard.
>>975291>>I can handle it.We're a Ninja! We're always prepared.
>>975291>>I could use a bodyguard.
>>975291>>I can handle it.
>>975291>I can handle it.I hope we practiced.
>>975291>I can handle it.
>>975291>Other"I could use a sweet-talking friend."Bring Rin along for a lot of soft power.
>>975314She is coming anyway, else why she suffered the g-forced ride all the way here?
>>975318One day vacation, and souvenirs?The girls better be protecting Rin from otakus.
>>975291Changing from:>>975299To:>>975314We are ninja, but it would be useful to use words to our advantage initially.
Ramirez... I mean Rin, use your slut powers to make men and some women to do stuff for us!
>>975291Okay, so, it seems to be there's some support for bringing Rin along, so let's narrow down the vote here!>Bring Rin>Go alone
>>975376>Bring Rin>inb4 the Shibuya clan are also descended from ninjas, but instead of the infiltration and assassination types, they're specialized in disguise and spying as geisha and other roles.
>>975398>Rin gets a dozen marriage proposals on this trip alone.
>>975398Certainly one way to explain her charms, intentional or not.
>>975405Producer has to act as her boyfriend/bodyguard to fend them off.
>>975424You mean scary Dad with Ranger Training
>>975435That is what the Producer thinks. Rin thinks differently
>>975376"I think I'll be fine with Rin coming along." You say. "You know, her wily charm could help us get through."Your fellow idols all look at each other nervously. That would of course put Rin in the line of fire."It's fine. I can handle it." Rin smiles as she pulls on her jacket. "Let's go see your family, Niko!""Yeah..." You sigh, still not quite looking forward to this.You and Rin exit the van and head out to the front entrance of the tower. Meanwhile, the other idols all file out as well, quietly shuffling away to vantage points to cover you and Rin in case anything were to happen."Oh, this is so exciting!" Rin squeals as you both trudge through the snow. "So, what's you family like? Rochelle mentioned you had a sister!" "Oh, well-" You're about to answer when you're suddenly interrupted by a familiar voice over the loudspeaker. "Imouto-chan." Big Sis' words hit you like a flying brick. "You must be either very brave or very foolish to show your face here again."And striding down the stairs to the tower entrance was your sister, her heeled boots clicking against the stairs, still wearing that high school uniform she loved so much. An armband around her right arm signified her position as 2nd in command of the company, and she was wearing a black coat like one would a cape. At her side rattled her sheathed high frequency katana. Yep. Still chuuni as fuck. "Oh my, she's rather... imposing." Rin observes. >Big Sis! So great to see you!>And you must be brave or foolish to still be licking Dad's boots.>If you want to play swordfight, you should just say so!>Other
>>975449>>Big Sis! So great to see you!>If she continues to make it an issue and Rin can't dissuade her steal her top before she can make it a fight.
>>975449>>Big Sis! So great to see you!HUGS!
>>975449>Big Sis! So great to see you!>Other: MOM wanted me to come.
>>975449>>If you want to play swordfight, you should just say so!
>>975449>OtherGoddammit, Mom called me here. If you're willing to disrespect her, then you're as dumb as I think you are.
>>975449>Big Sis! So great to see you!>MOM asked me to come.
>>975449>>Big Sis! So great to see you!>>975455This.
>>975449>Big Sis! So great to see you!
>>975449>Big Sis! So great to see you!>We can talk after I've seen Dad. As I hear, there isn't time to waste, is there?
So...all I remember is that Niko just ran away from home? What else did she said about her past life? And didnt P-san contacted the family in order to hire her?
>>975489Well we also know that her family really disapproved of her career choice. Other than that, we know nothing.
>>975449"Big Sis! So great to see you!" You grin happily. "So how's the samurai training been going? You're looking pretty cool right now!" "Well, things are-" Big Sis stops herself with a cough. "Nice try, Imouto-san, but I will not allow you to pass.""What, you won't let me in my own home? Mom invited me back, you know." You raise an eyebrow. "Mother may welcome you back, but I do not." Big Sis huffs. "And if Father were able to speak, he would doubtless say the same. You have brought great shame to our family."Oh great, all this 'shame' shit again. Now you remember why you left in the first place. "Running out on your engagement like that was such a humiliating blow for all of us!" Big Sis seethed.Oh right.. there was that."C'mon, Big Sis, it's current year! Who the hell does arranged marriages anymore!?" You groan. "That's Dark Ages crap right there!""You're engaged?" Rin gasps with delight. "On paper." You grunt. "Is the groom handsome?" Rin looks incredibly interested now."Never saw him in person." You roll your eyes."And you dare to bring this... this.. OUTSIDER with you?" Big Sis continues on her rambling, getting ready to draw her sword. "Have you no shame?!""Hm, should I handle this...?" Rin asks you sweetly.>Let Rin do her thing.>Tell Morgan to take the shot.>You can handle her.>Other
>>975522>>Let Rin do her thing.
>>975522>Let Rin do her thing.She's a Shibuya.
>>975522>>Let Rin do her thing.Let's at least try to do things bloodlessly.
>>975522>You can handle her.
>>975522>>You can handle her.
>>975522>Let Rin do her thing.SLUT POWERS ACTIVATE!
>>975522>>You can handle her.Woman up girl.
>>975522>>You can handle her.Rather not jinx Rin's succubus powers just yet
Lemme guess, we have blow dart drumsticks, shuriken guitar picks, razorwire guitar strings, and other music based weapons.
>>975522>Let Rin do her thing.>Other: "Sis, you're being really rude right now. She is a guest that I have invited to our home, and you would besmirch our name by being rude to her?"
>>975522"Jeez, Big Sis, you're being REALLY rude to our guest here!" You pout. "Rin, do your thing!""Gladly." Rin smiles.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>975572tiem for that charisma check
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>975572
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>975572
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>975572
>>975572>>975575I guess its not as effective when it comes to girls.
>>97558317 is still pretty fucking high, let's see how effective it is once Merc adds the modifiers.
>>975572"Come on... I'm sorry, I didn't catch your name." Rin gives her brightest smiles and flutters her eyelashes a bit to try to put Big Sis off her guard."M-Misono." Big Sis stammers, not sure how to react to the seductress approaching her. "W-wait! Guards! Stop her!" However, the guards immediately bow in shame. "Many apologies, Fuku-kaicho! But this is Rin Shibuya! We cannot raise an arm in anger against her!"Huh, looks like your group's influence has even reached out this far. "Such insolence!" Big Sis roars but before she can draw her sword, Rin is already there, clasping Big Sis' hands with hers."Oh, it's just so wonderful meeting Niko's big sister in the flesh!" Rin says cheerfully. "You're just as beautiful and dashing as I imagined!""W-what?!" Big Sis blinks, confused."Oh, don't you know? Niko always speaks so highly of you to us! A Big Sister to be proud of!" Rin continues her smooth talk. "W-well, I suppose..." Big Sis blinks in confusion before shaking her head. "All right! Fine, I shall grant you and your... 'friends' entry into the tower." Yes!"However, if you want to see Father, you and I must speak." Big Sis eyes Rin suspiciously. "Privately.""Right, right..." You sigh. "And you can tell your friends they can put their weapons down." Big Sis rolls her eyes. "And come on in. It must be deathly cold on those rooftops."With that, Big Sis spins around on her heel and snaps her fingers. Immediately, a small army of attendants rushes out of the front to cater to you and your fellow idols. However, Big Sis leads you elsewhere. The very top floor of the tower where Father lived and worked. Mostly worked. The two of you stand on opposite ends of the elevator, and never speak the entire way, though you do both occasionally exchange the a silent, awkward glance. Finally, the door slides open into the top floor's foyer, designed to look like a traditional Japanese courtyard. Genuine wooden construction, cherry blossom trees, sand gardens, the works. It's then that Big Sis finally speaks to you. "I have allowed you to come this far unmolested, but no further." She then draws her katana in one smooth motion. "Father is right on the other side of that door. If you want to see him, then you must get through me."Oh for fuck's sake."Why?" You groan."Because you leave on a whim and return on a whim. It is always whims for you!" Big Sis growls as she paces around you. "No respect for your elders, for tradition, for you own family!" You note that her voice chokes a bit at that last part. "So what, this is another one of those dumb honor traditions?" You roll your eyes."No, just something personal." Big Sis narrows her eyes. "If you are so determined to see father, then prove it to me! Defeat me in a contest of arms!"Big Sis then slashes her katana in the air with arm in a menacing manner.>I suppose I have no choice.>I'm not going to fight you, Sis.>Other
>>975628>I suppose I have no choice.Time for a duel in snow covered garden.
>>975628>I suppose I have no choice
>>975628>>I suppose I have no choice.
>>975628>Other: "I suppose I have no-SMOKE BOMB!"
>>975628>I'm not going to fight you, Sis.
>>975628>OtherThis is so stupid. I'm seeing father, I'm not fighting you. But I will defend myself. If you strike me as I move forward, then remember, you attacked first.
>>975628>>Other"Sister, you have no right to deny me. I was called, no urged by mother to come. Once I have seen father, we can have a settling of accounts. No sooner."
>>975628>I suppose I have no choice.
>>975628"I suppose there's no helping it, then." You sigh. "But you owe me SO MUCH RAMEN when I beat your ass down.""You can try." Big Sis grins smugly. "Go on. Your weapon is still where you left it."Goddamn, it really was been a while, hasn't it? You head over to pick up your...>Sword>Dagger>Bow>Other
>>975675>Sword>OtherShe still hasn't noticed our hidden dagger, hasn't she?
>>975675>The Katana Guitar we got last christmas from the Producer.
>>975689>Niko modified it to also be a bow.We have to make this battle CURAZEE
>>975689>>975696Wait, these are the weapons we left behind, not any of the new ones.
>>975697OR DID WE?Dem Nipon Hammerspace, folded warpspace over thousand times by venerable physicists
>>975705I guess we retroactively came with our guitar, which nobody recognized as our weapon!
>>975675>>OtherGUYS GUYSWE IDOL NOWITS TIME FOR...AN EPIC DANCE OFF!or karaoke match
>>975724It's a contest of arms, dudeUnless Niko suddenly turns out to be a capoeira master, her feet don't count as weapons
>>975675Ah, nothing like your trust old dagger, just as you'd left it. You pick it up, flipping it around in your hands as you get used to the grip, weight, and balance. Yep, still like you remembered."Awfully nice of you to keep it nice and polished up while I was away." You muse."If only so that when this day came, we would be ready." Big Sis points her katana at you. "Be ready!"And then she lunges at you. >Knife throw>Parry>Dodge and counterattack. >Other
>>975729>Dodge and counterattack.
>>975729>Dodge and counterattack.Sweep the leg!
>>975729>>Dodge and counterattack.
>>975737I wonder how surprised our girls react to the performance idol that nobody notices holding her own in a fight.
>>975729>Dodge and counterattack
>>975758Probably only half surprised. Everybody noticed that were melee skills were far better than the official 1 on her stats.
Can her fancy katana slice through our unknown quality but well-used dagger?
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>975729https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItlyJxcN-pQLike a flash of lightning, Misono is already lunging at you, her high frequency katana already winding up for a wide and devastating swing. You flip the switch on your dagger, activating its own high frequency mode. The familiar hum and vibration you feel through the grip is almost nostalgic. Memories of countless sparring matches flash through you mind as your grip tightens. If there was one thing you remembered, it was that Big Sis always had the nasty habit of committing too much power to her swings. If you could just take advantage of that...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>975792"Ryujin no ken wo kurae!"
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>975792
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>975792rolling
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>975792
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>975792Niko!
>>975803Good job youBad job me
>>975800thank fucking god that missed the cut.
>>975792Big Sis swings, her sword glowing with neon light as it glides through the air. Fortunately for you, you had honed your reflexes to avoid these very blows, and you immediately duck down, the blade slicing off a small lock of your dyed pink hair. You then quickly transition your duck into a low kick to to sweep Big Sis' legs out from under her, but she's also learned a few things in the time you were gone and she immediately backsteps to avoid your attack. Seeing that she can't end this quickly, Big Sis changes her battle stance to a low guard, which made it easier for her to hit quickly moving targets like you. Heels thud against the wooden floor as she charges you again, her blade hovering just inches off the ground. Thinking quickly you leaps backwards in the sand garden, your fleet planting firmly in the soft sand. Big Sis follows, but that's a mistake on her part. She loses her footing in the loose and and stumbles, making her upward swing off target and sloppy. You then kick up a cloud of sand with your foot, temporarily blinding her as well as you close in, your dagger at the ready...>Use the blade. This won't end until blood is drawn.>Use the hilt. Give her a headache she'll never forget.>Other
>>975818>Other>Give her a hug. No one else should be hurt today of all days.
>>975818>Use the hilt. Give her a headache she'll never forget.
>>975818>>Use the hilt. Give her a headache she'll never forget.
>>975818>Use the blade. This won't end until blood is drawn.>OtherJust give her a fucking paper cut.
>>975823Third to support.
>>975818>>975823>>Other>>Give her a hug. No one else should be hurt today of all days.
>>975818>Use the blade. This won't end until blood is drawn.
>>975818Okay, so we've got a pretty popular writein so let's put this up for a revote!>Beat her up.>Hug
>>975883HUGSITS FUCKING XMAS
>>975883>Beat her up.
>>975883>>Beat her up.
>>975928So how many steps are we away from receiving a RYUUJIN NO KEN WO KURAE to the face courtesy of our sister?
>>975891I want to see it end this way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku2YRX4VIZU
>>975883You lung forward and tackle Big Sis, causing the both of you to roll through the sand. You manage to knock Big Sis' sword out of her hand, leaving you straddling her, your own dagger still secure in your hand as it hovers above Big Sis' face."Do it, then." Big Sis closes her eyes. That's when you toss your dagger aside and hug your older sister."Niko!" Big Sis yelps as she squirms and struggles. "W-what are you doing?! This is not the trad-""Didn't I tell you, I don't give a shit about tradition." You grin. "Besides, if I beat up my own sister on Christmas of all nights, then I'LL be the asshole!"Big Sis is silent for several seconds. "Go ahead, then." She sighs. "I admit defeat.""That's one ultra-size ramen you owe me!" You snicker as you get up and offer your hand. Big Sis reluctantly accepts it and you help pull her back up to her feet."As promised, you may see Father." Big Sis sighs as she snaps her fingers, and the security doors on the far end of the room open. "C'mon, then!" You grab Big Sis' hand pull her along with you."B-but-!""It'll make Dad happier to see us both, right?" You grin."I suppose..."As you enter Father's room, you're immediately met with the pitiable sight of you father, bedridden and hooked to a life support machine. He looked so... different. Not the large, imposing. powerful man you remember. But a withered husk, barely clinging to life. How could he have gone to this in just the few years you were gone...?You feel something blocking up your throat when you see the rest of the room. All of the tables, and every square inch of the walls was plastered with merchandise. YOUR merch. Posters of you at concerts, plastic figurines bearing your likeness, various T-shirts, and more."W-what is this?!" You gasp."Father apparently had a change of heart when he observed one of your concerts." Big Sis grumbled. "But, he couldn't just ask for you to come back, lest he admit that he was in the wrong."Ugh, that fucking pride and shame shit. Sounded just like Dad."Can he... can he hear us?" You ask."I'm not sure." Big Sis shakes her head. "But I like to think he can.""I see..." You step up to the bed, glancing down on your father's shriveled face. "Hey Dad, it's me. Niko. I came back, like you said I would one day."Silence."And, well, I'm not going to apologize for anything." You sniff, rubbing at your eyes. "I-I still think leaving the house was the right idea. I'm not gonna let you just run my life like your business! I've got real great friends now, and I get to do what I love and make a lot of people happy, so I don't regret anything!"Father shifts ever so slightly."But.. but... if this really is the last time we see each other..." You bite your lip. "I don't hate you at all, Dad. I guess we both have different ideas of what's right for me and... and i guess that's okay. You're my father after all, right?"(cont)
>>975963And that's when his eyes finally crack open."Ohmygosh!" Big Sis gasps. "I need to summon the doctors!" You let her dash out of the room as you just stare your father in the eyes. You can tell there's a multitude of emotions going through his head, but... well... you never really were good at telling what Dad was thinking. His eyes then shift to the side of the room. You follow his gaze to the corner, where you're absolutely floored by what you see. There, sitting on a stand, was your old guitar. It had been getting a bit worn out from age, and well, after the Producer bought you a new one you put up the old one up for a Christmas charity auction last year. Dad as the buyer...?Dad's eyes gaze at the guitar again, trying to communicate something to you."You... you want me to play?" You blink.He nods. "Ha... that's a first." You laugh nervously. Your whole body is trembling now. Your fingers were cold and sweat was dripping down your back, like your first stage fright. You've already performed in front of millions, but you were almost chickening out playing in front of you father?What a weird world this was. You pick up the guitar, and give a healthy strum, noting that it was perfectly in tune. He really didn't overlook anything, huh? You then grab a nearby chair and sit up as close to the bed as you can, the guitar in your arms as you're ready to play. "Um... I'm not too good with Christmas songs, but, well... there's one I kinda know." You explain a little awkwardly. "It's from this old ass movie Rochelle keeps insisting we watch every Christmas, and well... it's actually not bad."And then you play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCTERA9ExlQThe songs continue through the night and into the morning. Christmas Day. And, well, what's that saying about Christmas miracles? You guess something like that happened, even if the doctor's couldn't explain it at all. But at least that mean you had somewhere to go back to for Christmas now!>And that wraps up this little holiday special! Don't forget we got KanColle on Friday and Infinite Stars on Saturday! Merry Christmas everyone!
>>975966Merry Christmas to us all!I'm not crying you're crying
>>975966Merry xmas!Good Dad!
>>975966Thanks for the run, Merc. See you next time!
>>975966Thanks for running merc! I hope all the idols had a fun christmas as well.
>>975966> old ass movie Rochelle keeps insisting we watch every ChristmasNot Die Hard, because every time Hans Gruber falls out of a window an angel gets his wings.Thanks for running Merc!
>>975966Thanks for the run Merc! Happy holidays!
>>975966Thanks for the run, Merc.I hope Niko and Sparky get some time in Pacific Strike now.
>>975966Thanks for everything. So how did Jenner 'distract; the producer?
>>975985An ever-increasing Christmas shopping list
>>975992So how expansive are Rin's 'acquaintances' is she planning to fight Jenner?