You are a Magical Girl, and after spending two very eventful weeks in Siberia, you've finally returned to Mitakihara, Japan. Midori, the girl who saved your life by jumping into two overlapping Witch Barriers, woke up just as the plane touched down, and had immediately grabbed on to you, a panic-stricken look on her face as frantically asked if the both of you were out of the barrier already. You reassured her that you are, and to prove it, you waved your copy of Miracle Midori x Murder Mayumi in her face, allowing yourself a small smile when she immediately got flustered and told you to put it away. She also went off to gently wake Misaka up for your disembarkation, as well as to help her put back the tools she used in tinkering with Tiny Pete's AI....You'd find this situation amusing - the way Midori chided and fussed carefully over Misaka reminded you of a mother with her child - if it weren't for the fact that you just had a nightmare where you got your throat cut open by a girl who called herself Wendy. A split second before you shot her in the face with the Golden Desert Eagle.Not to mention Pinky's cryptic warning, delivered after one of her trademark tantrums. Something about Tomoe Mami dying, unless you killed someone called 'The Prophet'....You can't take it easy like this.You can't take it easy like this at all.
>>23975171You disembark a few minutes later, with a loading truck and a company limousine parked just beside the plane's staircase itself. As you descend, you notice a familiar figure waiting for you, in her dark red Magical Girl costume - Kyoko, with her sword guard eyepatch and everything. She's wearing a rather fluffy-looking woolen blue scarf, and what could be an expression similar to a kid just raring to get at her wrapped Christmas presents. . . .Kyoko can really be transparent, can't she?Behind you, Midori is carrying the over-large piece of luggage that bore the golden weapons. She's having a hard time with it, but even when you volunteered to carry it yourself, she shook her head and valiantly pushed on. You've stashed Malal's package in your inventory, just to make sure it's in a safe place. "O-oi, Murderface! Welcome back!" The red-haired Eversor greets you loudly and energetically as your heeled feet finally hit the tarmac. She holds out her hand to you, grinning all the while. You look down at the hand, before reaching out and clasping her wrist, as she does yours. Typical salute between Eversors, but something that Kyoko always made whenever she met you. ...You remember Sayaka doing this, too, way back then."I'm the one driving you back to Headquarters -- whoa, what's with the new hair?! How'd it get so long so quickly?!" Her one eye nearly boggles at this. "Is this an image change? Did you break up with someone or what...?"How do you respond?
>>23975189"A lot happened in Siberia. Better to discuss it over drinks later. That way I don;t have to tell the story more than once."
>>23975171BUY A BLUE ROSE.To tuck in a collar button hole or breast pocket before we enter the office.All de magical girls arw gonna stare and sqeeeee.
>>23975189I vote to hug midori as an answer.>>23975203And yesssass.
Alright, new MGNQ. About time. Now, a small list of what we have to do..1) run a database check on any megucas with prophetic powers and ask QB about this;2) visit the richfag mansion and meet the head maid who was supposed to be in need of our assistance.Anything else?
>>23975189>Did you break up with someone or what...?"I may have gotten together with someone. I'm not entirely clear on the situation yet."
>Be too ill to go to Granparents for Sunday Lunch.>Be home in time for start of MGNQ>Everything worked out better than expected.
>>23975199Having over some cans of Asashi CIDER
Where is that ushanka?Get that girl her ushanka.
>>23975189"Long story. Long, long story. I want to check with the boss just how much of it i'm allowed to tell, for now."
>>23975189In a complete deadpan. "Long complicated fucking story. The only time I'll possibly tell it is you give me a bottle of whisky, a couple packs of cigarettes and manage to hide me from Midori, who objects to me smoking and boozing, for long enough to tell the tale. Until then you just have to cope with the fact that I look spectacular.Also, we ought to pick up a blue rose on the way back if possible, may as well fuck with everyone now that I'm the Warmaster."
>>23975189Long story. Went to Siberia, hunted bears, trained, one morning woke up covered in witches and bitches and not feeling quite myself.You know, the usual.Where can I get a blue rose?
>>23975257Abit too verbose.Chiaki is too socially challenged.
>>23975284Airport florist?Or stop by one on the way?
>>23975286New Chiaki though.
>>23975203>>23975257>>23975284Remind me why we're getting a blue rose and what it means, again?
>>23975286New Chiaki, new haircut, and we may as well start being somewhat unpredictable right from the start to separate ourself from Murderface so the transition to Warmaster goes better, people may be a bit iffy about us running the show if we act completely social fucked in front of them.>>23975297It's what the character based on us gives to the girls she fucks in Midori's smut. Mainly just to fuck with everyone in the office, saying that we know that they've read porn about us.
>>23975171>You reassured her that you are, and to prove it, you waved your copy of Miracle Midori x Murder Mayumi in her face, allowing yourself a small smile when she immediately got flustered and told you to put it away. Wait, didn't Souji take that away?>"It's mine," The young man, who'd been furiously typing from behind his laptop, suddenly snaps, and the book is rudely torn from your grasp. "Sorry. I lent it to you earlier, before your procedure. Something for you to read while we got the equipment warmed up.>>23975189"Some people gave me hair extensions as a joke"
>>23975317In that case, let's be classy. Murderface and Kharn had horrible dress sense.We need an appropriately Professional and competent look.I suggest we go full Balalaika.
>>23975340Didn't we get a bunch of the things?
>>23975343>Longhair Murderface in business suit and greatcoat>allmybonersDecu, get to drawing this. Stat.
>>23975343We need a greatcoat full of pockets on both the inside and the outside to wear as a cape and fill with...stuff. Like ammo, or cigarettes, or water.
>>23975317And when the girls see:Long haired chiaki + green haired midori + blue rose,Shipping minds will go in overdrive.
>>23975409BL:Behind the Scenes
By the way.I guess the Siberia incident somewhat changed Chiaki, right?I guess she still would be socially awkward but we did gained an ability to express ourselves in something else than deadpan and pokerface?
>>23975409>>23975418What am I looking at?
>>23975418>Different genders. The genders of the twins in the show was one of the things they left ambiguous.and that was one of the many things that make them creepy.
>>23975364As long as we make sure to never actually put our hands through the sleeves. Have a reputation to uphold after all.
>>23975447Dude, there's really no need for dumping It all here.Really
>>23975443Black Lagoon omake that imagines that the behind the scenes shots if BL is a live-action TV show played by actresses.
"Not an image change; I'm cutting this shit as soon as possible."
>>23975424>I guess she still would be socially awkward but we did gained an ability to express ourselves in something else than deadpan and pokerface?Mind control glasses.>>23975448Indeed. To actually put our hands into the sleeves would be unthinkable.
>>23975199 >>23975203 >>23975256"Oh, classified information, huh? Well, fair's fair. I won't ask anymore, unless you really feel like talking." Kyoko nods in understanding. It's then that she looks over at your two companions."Ahaha, welcome back too, Misaka-chan, Midori-chan! Hopefully Murderface didn't give you too much trouble!...Wait, why do you have bandages...?""Big Sister Murderface didn't make trouble...!" Misaka lies in the sleepy yet cheerful way that kids always do when they're tired. "A-and, um, Misaka fell down some stairs! Was accident!""...Yeah, okay. Sure!" Kyoko seems to buy it, although her one eye focuses on you for a split second, before it gets closed again in her cheerful grin. Midori, on her part, is being wisely quiet about this - although you figure it's her straining with the luggage that's got her occupied."A-ah, let me get that for you," Kyoko hurries forward, taking the luggage from Midori. The Callidus looks over at you for a moment, as if to ask permission, and you nod. Kyoko would be fine just carrying it - Kharn did verify that it was safe to carry something that contained the golden weapons, so long as there was no direct contact with them in the first place."You'd better get in, then," The Eversor says as she places the luggage in the trunk, soundly locking it after shoving it shut. "Kyuubey wants to get your full report on what's happened back there. Mami-san's waiting for you, too, along with a few VIPs." You could almost hear the smirk in her voice. "Oh, and...blue roses? Well, er, there's a flower shop on the way, I guess we can get some there." She blinks at you once more. "Didn't peg you for a flower person, much, Murderface, but I guess people change."...Yeah. They do.[1/2]
>>23975444But isn't a surprise more fun than always knowing?
>>23975509With the rest of Tiny Pete offloaded into the truck and Misaka parting ways with you here - giving you and Midori one last hug goodbye - it's rather wearily that you and Midori pile into the back seat of the limo, while Kyoko herself gets in behind the wheel. Midori immediately falls asleep, clearly still exhausted, leaning her head on your shoulder.It's...a bit strange, being physically close to someone like this all the time, but...it's not too bad, you gather.The car rumbles smoothly into life, and you watch as familiar civilization whips past you. Cars. Buildings. Mitakihara's nightlights, lighting up the dark.It's good to be back. Relatively speaking....You could really use a cigarette."So, how was Siberia, Murderface?" Kyoko says after a moment, seemingly intent on small talk. You catch her questing gaze in the rear view mirror, her one crimson eye twinkling. "You don't hafta talk about anythin' classified if you don't want to. Just give me some bits you could let go! Like, how was it trainin' with the Betrayer an' such?" The Eversor grins at this. "Ah, what I would've given if I got the chance to do something like that!"How do you respond?
>>23975522"Cold. Lots of bears. And with Kharn there, very Russian."
>>23975522It was a killing routine.Kharn was dead serious about It. She bearily had any restrains from almost killing entire base.But I guess there was something bewitching about the sudden development that's currently classified.Also, Kharn's preggo
>>23975522[x]"You wouldn't have enjoyed it. She beat me with a stick. And I had to see her in a sports bra all the while." Chest-envy solidarity.
>>23975555That last bit.Yes. We must mention it.
>>23975522supporting something like this:>>23975555was it implied that she was pregnant in her apology note?or did She and Souji REALLY get it on that time?
>>23975522"Crazy, It was crazy. But if you want to know something Kyoko. Kharn told me that she plans to settle down with this guy." Pause "I can't believe it either"
>>23975522>>23975509Wait, wait. Protoculture? When did this happen?
>>23975555Do we really know that's what was being implied, for sure? Not that I'm saying we shouldn't do it. Trolling Kharn by telling everyone she got knocked up is even funnier if she actually isn't.
>>23975583He was in a draw thread.>>23973775
>>23975522SO>deadpanIt was cold very cold in fact and I had to go through freakish lab experiments and I was hunting bears with awhole fucking battalion and Kharn is pregnant and I was beated up pretty badly by a stick and then me and Kharn tried to kill ourselves and then there was vodka and my hair is now long and It was terrible.I got you a furry hat.>Let's see what Kyouko will notice first. Kharn or Ushanka
>>23975522"Bears. My god."
>>23975555This is perfect.
>>23975588That is a VERY nice pic of Reimu and I want a wallpaper out of that please
>>23975591This is unambiguously the best response.
>>23975591Best response so far.
>>23975555Can Kharn even get pregnant?? She may have returned from witchhood but she's still a magical lich-girl (albeit a cyborged-up one).
>>23975613IT'S MAGIC.THAT'S HOW INCUBATORS ARE BORN!HAHAHAHA
>>23975613I don't think there's anything that says she *can't* get preggers either.Plus, her note said the hat "wasn't appropriate for a Mother", so something's happening there.
>>23975591I can't help but read this in this voice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqi0c6aMYRA
>>23975613>>23975624Magic powers from mexico
>>23975479Wait, what. Where is that gif from?
>>23975629>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqi0c6aMYRA>MORINING RESCUE>RESCUE>R>NOT L
>>23975682What exactly am I watching, here?
>>23975778I dunno, but it doesn't have enough Charlotte.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOjvcv-hG6UThere, that's better.
>>23975591Clearing your throat a couple of times, you give Kyoko the summarized version of events that happened in Siberia, redacting the details you're not quite sure you should be spreading around just yet (at least, not without Kyuubey being told first, as much as you dislike the furry little bastard). You do this in an uninterrupted stream of words muttered deadpan, and to her credit, the red-haired Eversor keeps quiet throughout the entire thing, her one eye focused on the road yet wide in wonder. It's at the last bit - where you tell her about getting her a furry hat - that you reach into your inventory, grab it from the box it was stored in, and toss it onto her lap. The black bear-fur ushanka making a rather heavy noise as it drops."A furry hat? O-oh, wow, I...I've always wanted this, I really wasn't expecting you to get one and WHAT THE HELL KHARN'S PREGNANT?!"You wince at the shout, and nudge at the back of the driver's seat with the toe of your shoe. You grumble at her to keep it down, Midori's sleeping. "S-sorry. I...really, thank you for this thing, it...it still smells like bears, hahaha! Oh, man, everyone's gonna be so jealous back at the Officio!" Kyoko guffaws, taking one hand off the wheel to hug the strange headgear to her, much like a child cherishing a stuffed animal. "Hehe, wait'll Sayaka-chan sees this!" There's a moment, before she narrows her one eye at you. "B-but, about Kharn, you're shitting me, right? About her being pregnant?"...No. Maybe. Well, you're not too sure, but you have your suspicions. "...Man. Who'd have thunk it. I mean, I'd have put my money on Mami-chan first, but Kharn..." Kyoko shakes her head slowly. "Whoever got her knocked up must've been SUPER hardcore."An image of the reedy, white-haired young man scowling at you in a wrinkled lab coat comes up in your mind, and you smile slightly at this.Heh. Super hardcore. Right.[1/2]
>>23975855"Well, what was he like, then? The guy who scored with the Betrayer. Come on, gimme the details! Does he, like, skullfuck bears in the morning or something? Is he one of those super huge muscular types, with hair all over their chest and arms, and is like really into wrestling bears?" Kyoko is being a huge gossip at the moment, but you find yourself not minding too much. It's...Kyoko, after all, one of the few friendly faces you've grown accustomed to having around. You can indulge her curiosity for now, at least.In any case, you're being asked to describe Kharn's future husband and father of her unborn child.How do you describe Souji?
>>23975868First things first.[x] hand on shoulder. "Wait... Mami? TELL. ME. EVERYTHING."
>>23975171Because it's been some time:Updated gif.
>>23975868"White hair, wears a coat, apparently is pretty good with his hands, and supposedly really smart. I mostly did some verbal sparring with him; the rest of the time was spent with Kharr or Midori.Oh, and he's Misaka's big brother."
>>23975913My god, it's full of stars
>>23975868"Pervert. Saw me and Midori naked. Also, a scientist. Gave me the bitchin' new eyes.Misaka's brother, Sort of. So I guess I'm gonna be Kharn's sister-in-law."
>>23975868Seconding >>23975922. Maybe add, "I don't quite understand the attraction between them either but that's Souji."
>>23975922*technically* true, but not giving away that he's a skinny nerd. I approve.To fulfil the badass quotient and drop some hints, we should say 'He's the sort of guy who'd be ready to jump into a witch barrier to rescue Kharn if she needed it."We don't need to mention that Misaka beaned him unconscious before he could, though.
Wow, we are trolling the crap out of Kharn if it turns out she isn't knocked up.Yet.
>>23975868"He has a hentai addiction."This may not count as trolling since Kyouko may not believe it.
>"Well, what was he like, then? The guy who scored with the Betrayer. Come on, gimme the details! Does he, like, skullfuck bears in the morning or something? Is he one of those super huge muscular types, with hair all over their chest and arms, and is like really into wrestling bears?"
>>23975885This needs to come in at the end.
>>23976083She's been ordered to be a housewife. She'll get pregnant. Soji will invent a machine, if he has to.
I missed Kyouko.
>>23976102It is sad that her gloriously toned form will go to pot as a result.Instead of being iron hard under a soft exterior, she will just be... soft.
>>23976156She won't need that toning to spit out babies and make sandwiches.
>>23976156>implying mama bear Kharn will drop her trainingNyet.
>>23976150Pity we didn't get a chance at the round robin interview with her.
>>23976170Best of all, she won't become a babushka.
>>23975913Needs bloody Midorihat
>>23976168Unless Souji asks for a bear sandwich.
>>23975922You look out the car window as you try to describe Souji as charitably as you can without lying your ass off. You end up telling the red-haired Eversor the bare specifics about him - his white hair, how he wore a coat most of the time, and how good he was with his hands. Oh, and how he's on Kyuubey's payroll strictly because of how smart he supposedly is. In any case, you didn't spend a lot of time with him, so you can't really form a complete opinion about him just yet, nor explain the attraction between him and Kharn. But you trust the former Warmaster to be enough of a big girl to make her own decisions based on her tastes, despite her rather disappointing track record about making choices."Hah! Yeah. I don't know if you remember, but Kharn made some really bad choices, back when she was still new at this. Malal, that aide of hers, took care of everything after that, and things went over a lot more smoothly since then." Kyoko shrugs at this. "Not her fault, really, since Warmasterin's got two sides of the job - the side where you kill lots of important people, and the side where you talk and deal with important people without killin' em. Load of bull if you ask me." Yeah. You're not exactly looking forward to that bit."Oh, hey, speakin' of which! Is that offer still on the table, and stuff? Like, you want me to be your aide and such?" Kyoko turns to look at you while the car's stationary at a stoplight. "Me an' Sayaka's talked it over. I want to, anyway, but she wants to talk to you personally first before I make a decision." A moment. "I-it's not that I don't want, ya know? But she wants to hash some things out with you personal-like, before anything." Another moment, this time much more awkward than the first. "Just...don't kill each other when you do meet up, alright?"You'll...try your best not to. You only hope Sayaka would do the same.[1/2]
>>23976276"Ah, you know how she can get. I'll try to be there in case it gets too hairy, but I don't think she'll actually do it."...As much as you like her, sometimes, Kyoko can be stupid too.Well, anyway. What's this about Mami being pregnant? "Ohh, nah, that's just a pool that's gettin' tossed around the water cooler. Some girls gettin' boyfriends, doin' stupid stuff without protection, that kinda thing. Kyuubey had Mami talk to the entire Officio about that during the last all-hands meeting. Completely red in the face throughout the entire thing." Kyoko laughs at this. "But, uh, yeah, rumor has it she's got a boyfriend, some dude in college. But that ain't the only rumor, of course. Some are sayin' they spotted Mami hanging out with a really stylish-looking girl, gothic lolita as all get out. Had an American accent too, at that."How do you respond?
>>23976289"Huh. Good." Ponder for a moment. "I don't know, Kyoko. I'll talk with Sayaka and we'll go from there."
Ooookay, the lolita goes on the list of investigation. As for aides? I say we skip Kyoko and Sayaka. Kyoko is okay, Sayaka is just begging for trouble. When we need them, we give them a call and conscript into our entourage. The rest of the time they can be the top Eversors of our Officio.
>>23976289dammit.We told them of the golden weapons right?Did Chiaki tell the other girls about pinky?I kinda want to tell Kyoko about the warning we got. Shes got a good head on her shoulders and she can keep a lookout on Mami as well.
>>23976326Every close circle needs a naysayer, just to play the devil's advocate.I can think of no better person.
>>23976289An American girl? Anyone catch her name?
>>23976331>>23976326>>23976289I think, I *think* we shoudl wait until we've talked to Kuubey forst on what is and isn't kosher to say.*then* we get the posse together - Midori, Mami, Sayaka, Kyoko, whoever else is useful - and tell them whatever we know anyway.Over drinks or something. And after we've gotten ourselves that new outfit.We're srs bzns Chiaki now, and we should look the part.
>>23976289"I'll have a chat to her, no problem. I need practice at being civil anyway."Wasn't the plan to make Kyouko the social/PR aide, Midori the administrative and 'personal' aide, and bump Sayaka up to head Eversor? 'cause that works for me.
>>23976289"College guy and a gothloli, huh. I'll add them to the list." Maybe we've gotten enough of our personality back to make a joke like that.(May not be a joke.)
>>23976289"...Looks like I will have a talk to Mami too"Then change the subject"What sort of VIP's are we going to meet?"
>>23976364I believe its a together or nothing thing.Sayaka as full bodyguard/devil's advocate detail. She'll be the first to voice out if chiaki is doing something stupid.
>>23976338We already have Midorin to keep us on a leash. We don't need blueberry going batshit on us the moment a witch chomps off Kyoko's arm or something. She's too involved and too unstable to be of any use whatsoever.
>>23976331I'm sure we told them of the 'witch' already.Kyoko is trustworthy. Chiaki should be able to tell her about the warning. Another person keeping a lookout would be good too.
>>23976397>>23976392Well, let's discuss it with her and see what she's up for.Can't hurt to try.
>>23976289"Anyone heard a name of this girl Mami is hanging out with....Never mind, let me know after I've spoken with the cat. By the way: who are the VIPs?"
>>23976442Quite sure kyuubey said he was fine with it when we phoned him in Siberia.Also Kyoko specifically asked that Sayaka come along since she doesn't want them to be seperated.
>>23976461Well, then why not make them all a Special Operations task force, to deal with this Golden Weapon problem? Warmaster, Aide, two top Eversors, and a top Vindicare seems like an appropriate force to handle a problem of that magnitude.Wonder if we can get Yuma on the team too.
>>23976485This is a great idea, actually.Also, we should pry about Mami. Given we're concerned she might, like, die. What if this gothic lolita is the Prophet or something? Maybe she's the reason Mami'll get killed.
>>23976485So, on the table, but pending modification and approval by the cat?Works for me.
>>23976485We'll be lucky if we only have to deal with that.A storms brewing. One that smells of the 9th Officio vs the 10th.
Well, Sayaka's in line for Eversor Rank Leader, probably the best choice for the job now that Kirika is dead. If she has a problem with her girlfriend working directly with us, we should listen to her seriously. We're going to be running the whole Officio so we should at least keep a cordial, working relation with the girl in charge of our shock troops. If that means telling Kyouko that we'll have to rethink our offer, then I think we should. Kyouko is mature enough to deal with it.
>>23976485>Warmaster, Aide, two top Eversors, and a top VindicareChiaki, Midori, SauKyouko, Mami, and maybe a Yuma?Pity whatever's on the recieveing end of *that*.>>23976510All the more reason to form a dedicated task force to deal with the present state of bullshit. It's a damn good idea.
>>23976213You are right, forgot that one.Fixed version.
>>23976520The warmaster's entourage does whatever it wants.As long as they're assigned to Chiaki's staff, its a go.
>>23976538"Special Operations Task Force" sounds a lot more professional and OPERATOR than "Entourage", though. That just sounds like they're groupies.Plus, Kyuubey's more likely to OK us monopolising than many resources if we dress it up all businesslike.
>>23976560Point.We should tell kyouko to detour and find a place that sells business girlsuits before coming to see QB. Homulaika, ho!
>>23976560Why not just call it our Retinue?
>>23976560Retinue, then.A task force is formed for a specific goal and is disbanded when its goal is complete. A commander will always have a staff corp.
>>23976572>Businessgirl suitsI was just reminded of the "Madoka as Mafia" doujin, and now I approve of dapper new working wear.
>>23976572Won't go well with the traditional headpiece of the 9th Officio's Warmaster.
>>23976519It was also mentioned that it might be worth creating a position of responsibility for Sayaka that allows her to be close to Kyouko. Something like a vice-war master who would carry out important duties and work closely with the Warmaster's aide.This is assuming that we appoint Kyouko, though.
>>23976592It won't be too bad if we have a nice military greatcoat over the shoulders over the suit.We need to do the ponytail, though.
>>23976289"Huh.Good for her."
More to the point, did we miss an all hands meeting while we were in Siberia?I wonder what was brought up.
>>23976596Eversor Rank Leader is already a position of authority that allows her to be close to Kyouko. I'm just saying we should listen to what Sayaka has to say before making a decision on Kyouko.
>>23976314 >>23976364 >>23976496You tell Kyoko that the offer's still on the table, pending some modifications and approval by the mutant cat. And since she brought Sayaka up, yes, you'll be consulting her chromatic opposite about the matter - so long as Kyoko doesn't get angry at you just in case you need to shoot off Sayaka's legs just to make her listen.Kyoko makes a face at this. "What, like you did to Midori? Aw, come on, Murderface. You know I hate seein' the both of you at each other's throats like that. Just...I don't know, shoot her on the shoulder or judo chop her into unconsciousness or somethin'." The stoplight turns green, and the limousine moves on again. "Not like you can't do those things, you've done them before. Didn't like it one bit when you did, I gotta tell ya, and I came close to guttin' you for it, but she was kinda baitin' you. So I couldn't exactly blame you. But still..." Her voice gets that pleading note that only Kyoko could pull off without sounding like a total git. "Just try to be civil for me, okay, Murderface? I'll count it as a personal favor if ya do."You did say you'll try, didn't you? She should stop worrying too much, it doesn't suit her."Hah! Well, I made you promise, at least. That makes me breath easier." Kyoko beams. ...Anyway, does Kyoko have any details about the people Mami is supposedly seeing? The college dude and the gothic lolita with the American accent?"Eh?" The Eversor blinks at you from the rear view mirror. "Oh, er. Not...not particularly? I can hunt around for you, though. Send it to your cellphone when I get 'em. Or you can ask Mami-san yourself if ya want, she's waiting for you back at the Officio anyway." She grins, again. "Hah, I shoulda taken a picture earlier. She spent her lunch hour grocery shopping for pancake supplies. In her OL outfit, at that. Never looked so much like a housewife." Kyoko cackles at this.[1/2]
>>23976715...Pancakes? Why should she be--"Why? Oh, because the pancake maniac's comin' home, that's why! She wanted to make 'em fresh for you the moment you got home!"That's...that's great. Yes. Best news you've gotten for a while.Mami's pancakes. After for so long...She couldn't drive any faster, could she?"Hell no I can't! I already got enough demerits on my license!"Useless."Hey!"Is there anything else you'd like to ask Kyoko? It seems that you can ask her something else - that, or just sleep on the way back to the Officio.
>>23976730"Hows things been when I was away? Anything else interesting?" Chiaki trying hard to learn to be not so social awkward.Also ask about Yuma. How is she like and when we can arrange to meet. Mustn't forget the rose, either.
>>23976730Ask about the last Culexus
>>23976730With the new slew of nightmares, we should try to sleep while we can.
>>23976730So, what have I missed while I was away aside from the usual gossip, anything important?And I have to go see a girl called Yuma, supposedly our last culexus. Malal left me a gift that requires her to put it together
>>23976751This sounds like a good idea.Though curling up next to Midori then stopping time to convince Pinky to join in is awfully tempting...
>>23976730>sleeping We seem to be doing a lot of that. >>23976730"Have you encountered any Pleiades Saints since we last talked, or any girls from the other officios?"
>>23976730Let's ask about Yuma, the Last Culexus. We can sleep after.
American accent?Aww, shit. Gothloli might be Totally Awesome Sweet Alabama Liquid Snake.
>>23976892...somehow I doubt that.One of her agents, maybe. But I doubt her.
>>23976938>American Accent>Rori actually knowing how to speak english.
>>23976892I don't know why, but I picture her aide as a very weary yet competent meguca. Like some sort of hybrid of Haskill and Kiff Kroker.
>>23976892I was expecting someone a little bit more...shirtless, to be honest.
Forgot the business suit, but hey.
>>23976981Whos awesome?You're awesome.Warmaster hat, next revision?
>>23976981Thinking about it what should we do with our hair. Should we cut it?Leave it as it is?Or make into a ponytail?
>>23977005Last option, probably. We're no longer the old Chiaki, but we're not Homuhomu either. So middle ground.
>>23977005Let Midori cut it.After everyone we know has seen our new hairstyle.
If we fall asleep after asking about Yuma, we should remember to ask for Kyouko's cellphone when we wake up and delete any photos of Chiaki sleeping against Midori.
>>23976730Ask her if she thinks she looks good in a Butler outfit
>>23977075This.Can we get our suit in Dark Homu purple?
>>23977005twintails.a garrote hidden inside each one
>>23977204>one for each hole in panties after it goes over the head.
>>23977204I also vote twintails for easy panty-wear.
>>23976751 >>23976763 >>23976794At this point in the conversation, you'd normally have shut up, unable to talk about anything else. It's not that you've ever been socially awkward - it's just that you've never really considered social stuff as...well, important. It wasn't a priority. And you avoided it whenever possible. Only Mami, and to a certain extent, Kyoko, could force it upon you and not expect more than a grumbled expletive and the cold shoulder as a rebuke. Anyone else, well, you glared into silence or simply did away with force.But you find yourself...well, wanting to keep the conversation going. Making this probably the longest conversation you've ever shared with the red-haired Eversor. At least, without the influence of alcohol. You ask her about...well, anything else she can tell you. How did Kyoko fare in the two weeks that you were gone? Any other gossip she could share with you?"...Well, aren't you chatty," Kyoko notes, displaying her tendency to be unexpectedly sharp every now and then. "Don't know what happened back there in siberia, but whatever it was, it kinda loosened your tongue a bit." She turns towards you momentarily, grinning. "Kinda like it, to be honest. Didn't really like talkin' to a wall and such."She shrugs as she watches the road. "Eh, nothing much, to be honest. There was that one time when Sayaka was on recon and she disappeared for a couple of days. Said something about a library, or what. I was worried sick about her, but she came back okay, so...all's good there." Despite her conversational tone of voice, you couldn't help but see the usually-cheerful Eversor's expression darken for just a moment. "I didn't see any one of them Pleiades Saints that you warned me about. Made sure the other Eversors looked out, too, but not a hair of them popped up after you called."[1/2]
>>23977435Well, that's something. You make a mental note of this, before asking Kyoko about Yuma, the last Culexus. Does she know how to get in contact with her? It seems that Malal left Kharn a package for the succeeding Warmaster, and it needs to be put back together by a Culexus. That's according to her own instructions.This gets you a rather uncomfortable period of silence from Kyoko."Huh, well. That's weird. But I guess if it's from Malal..." The red-haired Eversor says, slowly, giving you the impression that she's picking her words with care. "I just...well, I don't know if she'll be up to talk to you, you know. It's not a personal thing, but...the kid never really got back the same way after..." Kyoko's voice trails off into silence as she frowns. "...Well. After her entire unit died."...You don't blame her. No one really comes out intact after something like that."Anyway, sure, I'll try my best. She should be okay with you, at least, moreso if it's Malal who did the askin'. That kid really liked Malal." A moment. "And boy, did she ever hate Kharn's guts."Not much of a surprise there. Kharn's an easy soul to like, but at the same time, very easy to hate, too."I could get that, yeah. But we Eversors? We adored Kharn. She still got her share of fangirls even after she got sent to Siberia." Kyoko grins, before suddenly easing the car into park, right beside what appears to be a flower shop. You glance out the window, and...see a familiar face. One in a maid costume.Fabiola...? What's she doing out at this time of night?"Right, here we are. Flower shop." Kyoko undoes her seat belt. "You want me to get your blue roses or you wanna do it yourself?"Get them yourself.Have Kyoko get them.
>>23977441>Get them yourself.
>>23977441>[X] Get them yourself
>>23977441> Get them yourself.I'd say together but someone needs to watch the car and Midori
>>23977441>Get them yourself.Maybe awkwardly greet Fabiola.As one professional to another, at least. It's the polite thing to do.
>>23977459Hah, nice. Impressed by how you removed the scars.
>>23977477And a single blue rose for her to give to Iori.I don't think she'll understand what it means anyways.
Since Decu asked for a warmaster hat version, and I forgot the glasses the last time.
>>23977441...nooooo!If we get them ourselves then Fabiola might end up telling Iori about us getting flowers. Making her think that we are either seeing someone else or preparing to get back together with her.Then again Who care about Iori>[x]Have Kyoko get them.
>>23977504....Iori will understand the full implications in the Language of Flowers. She doesn't need to be aware of the manga to know what blue roses stand for.
>>23977522Not if we tell her its just something we saw in a manga.Dohoho if Fabiola also reads the series.
>>23977441[x]Get them yourself.
>>23977522NO BLUE ROSE FOR IORISeriously. That's cause the most horrid misunderstandings ever.
>>23977533But a blue rose means something that cannot be.Unless I remember wrongly.
>>23977511>Midori is just a few feet to her right>trying to figure out a way to remove the cigarette without making homu look bad
>>23977556Sort of.It generally means Longing for the impossible or teh defiance of the impossible.Like romance stories where some random dude give a princess he has no hope of marrying a Blue Rose in a declaration of "Fuck everything, i'm going to make you my girl no matter what".Though this does vary from culture to culture, i'm told.
>>23977511This is the coolest thing in forever.
>>23977591Holding out an ashtray for Homu's 'convenience'.Alongside a very significant look.
>>23977600>Though this does vary from culture to culture, i'm told.Yeah, in China it means "Yeah, that's pretty much impossible. Deal with it."
>>23977511Fuck yes, that looks awesome.Also, I don't think a Homu Purple suit would work with that hat, to be honest.The hat and suit need to be color coordinated and shit. Its less unique, but we'll have to go with a black suit to be perfect. Though, maybe if we went with a black dress shirt underneath the suit we could get away with Homu Purple...
>>23977600So basically, given what we told her before, 'Your'e a client getting involved with Meguca is bad don't do it", the emotional backlash from that would make it even worse?
>>23977556something desired but unattainable...Somewhat fitting actually.
It's possible that the gothic lolita that Mami is hanging out with is Oriko, girlfriend of Kirika who we killed early in the quest. In the manga, Oriko has the power to see the future which would make her the prime candidate for being "the Prophet" that's supposed to kill Mami. And given that she's likely seeking revenge for Kirika, she has the motive for trying to kill someone close to Chiaki.But then again, I don't recall Oriko having an American accent. Regardless, I imagine Oriko will show up to cause problems sooner or later.
>>23977634That assumes we Desire Iori.because i'm seeing a dozing Green-haired girl who quite literally walked into hell and bitchslapped the Devil to get us out, in the name of Love.So yeah.
>>23977643Plus, Kyouko knows who Oriko is, IIRC
>>23977643That's still a three out of four.>Prophet-esque power>Motive>Connection with Mami
This whole blue roses thing is absolutely retarded.
>>23977670Let us have our fun. No rose for Iori though.
>>23977650I see it more as an easier way to say goodbye, really.
>>23977511Maybe it's just me, but I think she looks better without the hat.
>>23977627Black suit, purple blouse?
>>23977663Also the fact that she doesn't have to directly kill Mami, if she tells her we are hunting down those who have golden weapons and organizes things to go badly for our timing then Mami could try killing us out of self defenseMuch better to make us kill her or die and then deal with the fallout than trying to kill her directly
>>23977680Yes, but it gives the implication that we want her, despite not being able to have her.If *she* gave us the blue rose, the implications would be correct.
>>23977703True.Then again we're assuming Chiaki of all people actually knows what these flowers mean.I just have the image of her buying what she wants and just getting an extra stalk for Fab to pass to Iori, without realising what shes doing.
>>23977676Not that I can stop you.It's still stupid though.
>>23977740It's stupid fun, yes.
>>23977732Buying the Roses to troll the fuck out of fangirls who read porn of her, yes.I'd rather not provoke more shipping shitstorms by having one sent to Iori, though.
>>23977765Wheres your sense of adventure and fun~
>>23977773I dunno about the guy you're talking about but mines buried beneath pages upon pages of shitstorms.
No to anything involving IoriWe made a clean break, we don't need to reopen that shit.
>MGNQ>on EasterDammit, Decu, I have family shit to do today.Guess I'll have to catch up in the archives or something afterward. Carry on, you magnificent bastard.
>>23977765>>23977773>>23977782>>23977788Let's buy a flower (not necessarily blue) for Fabiola. Iori will see, ask about it and interesting shit might happen.
>>23977773Jumping out of planes, usually, Not being sorely tested by rabid shipper wars.
>>23977808Fuck off with your Iorishit.I've been polite up till now but seriously noone other than you wants to dive back into that shitstorm. Just let it drop, dude.
>>23977808Nothing good will come of it
>>23977809Not like this will be a Ice/Katya shitstorm.Iori isn't actually even in the running anymore.
>>23977840This. We're shooting for the watermelon salad threesome end. And Ice/Katya are from where?
>>23977833Hey, fuck you too.I want to see how Iori is handling the rejection, and to make sure that she doesn't end up Contracting with any other Incubator. Especially Jyuubei.
>>23977456 >>23977465>>23977471 >>23977539You glance at the still-sleeping Midori by your side. You know she'd been sleeping the entire way from Siberia, not to mention a full night's sleep before that - but she seems to still be sleep-starved even then, enough that she's even snoring lightly here. Running around in overlapping barriers must have worn her out more than you thought.Another look at the flower shop just outside, and it's then that you make your decision. You'll get the roses on your own. Not much sense of sending Kyoko over to get it, and you could use the opportunity to stretch your legs after the flight. Besides, there's something you need to ask Fabiola."Fabiola...? Oh, you mean that maid back from that gala thing?" Kyoko blinks, before following your gaze. "Huh. Didn't even recognize her." The Eversor shrugs. "Alright, go ahead. I'll wait here, keep the engine running." She presses a button on the dashboard, and the door on your side unlocks. "Don't take too long, alright? We got a schedule. Mami-san's going to scold me if we get there with your pancakes already cold."Yes, yes. She doesn't have to remind you.You carefully extract yourself from Midori's grasp before getting out of the car, reaching up with a hand to irritably flick some of your long hair that's fallen over your shoulders. ...This'll take some getting used to, to be sure. You idly wonder when you'll be able to get it cut short again.Pushing the car door closed, you make your way inside the flower shop. It's an old-fashioned one, but with some modern improvements here and there - some of the more expensive flowers being stocked in sliding-door refrigerators, to keep them fresh longer. A bell hanging over the door rings as you push your way through, alerting the senior shopkeeper there and netting you a greeting. You return it as well as you could - and your voice, despite you keeping it low, makes the only other customer in the shop turn at your arrival. [1/2]
>>23977903"...Pretend Magical Girl," Fabiola blinks in surprise. "Ah, I do apologize. I forget myself. Pretend no longer. But...hmm, you're different from the last time we met."Yes, yes, it's the hair. You get it."...Well, I was going to mention your eyes. They're a slightly darker purple, with keen crimson pupils." She smiles. Huh. Well. That's...a thing. Not even Kyoko noticed. But anyway--"They're beautiful. Much more beautiful than I remember." Fabiola smiles just a bit wider, a pink tinge blossoming on her cheeks....How do you react?
>>23977788I agree it'd be a bad idea on several levels to encourage any sort of shipping with Iori, but on the other hand it wouldn't be right to give her the cold shoulder entirely. We are trying to become a somewhat less dysfunctional human being (or pseudo-lich or whatever you want to call what we are -- person, anyway), and we were making some decent progress toward that end with Iori. We don't want to drag her into the mess that is our life, and she's pretty well out of the question for shipping stuff aside from that, but that doesn't mean we can't still maintain a friendly and professional relationship.>>23977893>make sure that she doesn't end up Contracting with any other Incubator. Especially Jyuubei.Also a good point.
>>23977910Oh dear.[x] Ask about her underwear
>>23977910Please, I do not need another fangirl. Tha Manga is bad enough
>>23977893>>23977916Right so we can meet her for coffee or something. Not buy her fucking flowers.
>>23977910"well, thank you"then ask whatever we wanted to ask her and get the stupid flowers
>>23977910Deadpan: "The line forms to the right. It's a long one. ... So, how's things in the Garcia household?"Yes, we shall freak everyone out by being SOCIAL AS HELL.
>>23977910"I...suppose so, depending on a person's tastes."Security around your mansion has been satisfactory? "How is....how is Iori?"
>>23977922This will end in nothing but pain but i waaant.
>>23977910"Well, you're looking not too shabby yourself."
>>23977962I like this one. We should also ask about the head maid.
>>23977962This one seems good.
>>23977962We should mention we on a tight schedule too.
>>23977962Adding my vote to the pile.
>>23977910,,,,A fan of the Blessed Lady's work, maybe?
>>23978364The eyes are from the procedure they did to help us resist the golden weapon corruption, not a direct result of the Blessed Lady's influence at all.
>>23978492Pretty sure we've seen similar eyes on Pinky before, tho.
>>23978492>>23978573I think our eyes were completely black but only after we got put back together did we get the darker shade of violet plus the red spots.
>>23978573Hers are pure black on black but I agreePersonally I think the operation actually links them to a shard of pinky's soul gem so it stops the corruption simply by having it a part of their soulThe remaining color of their eyes shows that they aren't fully gone
>>23977962You try your best to ignore your own cheeks heating up as you tell Fabiola, in the same deadpan tone of voice that you've always spoken to everybody - that the line, as it was, forms to the right, and it's quite a long one. You also ignore the smile that the maid makes as this, quickly following up the retort with a query about what's been happening in the Garcia Household. "Hoh~ You don't need to be so nervous, Magical Girl. I have no interest in...falling in line, at the moment. I am content to simply admire from afar. Although, I do remember that you still have to collect the payment I owe you." The smile turns into a rather rosy one, and she bows. "You are free to ask me of anything you wish, whenever you wish. For that, at least, I am at your service."...Are all maids like her? Seriously?"No, I do not believe so. We of the Garcia Household are one of a kind, trained by the Head Maid to be the most efficient and capable maids there are." Fabiola smiles the kind of smile that makes you wonder if she's being truthful at all, or simply jerking you around. "As for your question, well...everything is as it should be, at the household. There has been little excitement as of late. Minase-sama has been safe behind our doors ever since you left her in our care, and remains safe up to this day." A moment's pause, here. "She and the young master has been getting along quite well. She rarely cries about you anymore."That's...well. You look around the flower shop a bit uncertainly, before nodding. That's...good to hear."I believe so, too." Fabiola isn't smiling now, rather studying you carefully....Yes. Right. You remember something about the Head Maid acting strangely. Does she still need your help?"The Head Maid seems to have calmed down a bit, when she saw the young master being preoccupied with Minase-sama. She believes that Minase-sama's company is doing the young master good, getting him out of his shell."[1/2]
>>23978637The maid hesitates a bit. "Although...it is not with a small amount of wistfulness that she talks about this, of course."That's something to take note of, at least. "The Head Maid has always been mysterious, at least to me. She is honest and hardworking, but she keeps a side of her hidden, even to the young master. We do not pry or question, what only matters is that we serve as well as is expected of us. And the Head Maid had served beyond expectation, every time." Fabiola seems to be careful in her words here, and you decide not to pry any further. She knows how to reach you, anyway, in case you're needed.What about her? Why is she out so late at night, buying flowers?"An order, direct from the young master. A surprise for Minase-sama, for tomorrow. The exact details of it I'm not aware, but I am reliably informed that an expensive dinner and a night out in the town is involved." A wistful smile. "And you? Surely you did not simply stop to just talk to me, Magical Girl?"...Not exactly. What do you do next?Ask whether or not Fabiola suspects that Iori and Garcia are together.Leave it at this, order your flowers, and get out of there.
>>23978651>Leave it at this, order your flowers, and get out of there.
>>23978651>[X]Leave it at this, order your flowers, and get out of there. But make sure to explain why you're here - to mess with everyone at the office who's read a certain...series.
>>23978651[x] Leave itPancakes > Gossip
>>23978651Leave it, tell Fabiola we are pleased things seem to be going so well.We need to avoid being late for pancakes
>>23978651>Leave it at this, order your flowers, and get out of there.We're on a pancake deadline, we can't waste too much time.
>>23978651I think we can pretty easily deduce the answer to the suggested question, so I say we get what we came for and get home for delicious pancakes.
[x]Leave it at this, order your flowers, and get out of there.PANCAKES!
>>23978651>Leave it at this, order your flowers, and get out of there.Though I would suggest making sure that Fabiola and the Head Maid has the number for the Ninth Officio on speed-dial, in case the Pleiades Saints make a house call.
>>23978651[x]Mentally add her to the list of people we might be able to wrangle into a three-way, and go about ordering our gag flowers.
>>23978651>[x]Leave it at this, order your flowers, and get out of there.Its probably best for all of us if we don't continue this line of thought
>>23978651[x] Leave it.Iori's fine as she is now. We don't need to screw that up all over again.
>>23978651>Leave it at this, order your flowers, and get out of there.Tell Fabiola that we're happy that Iori is happy. And this conversation never happened.
Might be a bit late, but should Chiaki get something for Midori while she's at the florist?
>>23978858>>23978881A green.... flower?
>>23978858>>23978881She gets a gag-flower. Might not be a gag, though.
>>23978905No she gets a purple flowerWe get her what she wants not what she is
>>23978858We should really stop encouraging her. If she gets any more attached Pinky might have something to say about it.
>>23978920Then we put it in her hair. Or behind her ear. Mixed signals ho.
>>23978949Pinky already HAS said something about it.She respects Midori enough that she'll compete for Chiaki's affections fairly and with honor.
>>23978949>more attachedI do not think that is possible.But yeah Pinky might get jealous.
>>23978949Pinky already said her part. Midori will get a fair fight.
I dunno, I think it'd be kind of out of character for us to get Midori an overtly romantic gift like that at this point.Some manner of thank-you gift, yes. But a flower strikes me as not being very appropriate for Chiaki. It should be something decidedly more awkward. Something really brash that we'd like, not really realizing that it might not be the most appropriate thing. Like a bottle of whisky or something.
>>23978976Yes, but what constitutes a fair fight in Faust's view? Because just because she said it'll be a fair fight, doesn't mean that Midori will be able to come out of it alive.
>>23978964Which just means more hope for a watermelon flavor harem end...What color is Fabiola, just out of curiousity?
>>23979034>Like a bottle of whisky or something.A gun. Some kind of easily concealable, yet practical, gun.
>>23979047Uh...brown, maybe?Chocolate-covered watermelon?
>>23979034We should just pull a gun out of our shield.
>>23979040Or us, for that matter.
>>23979034a mig maybe?
>>23979068Midori is a pacifist
>>23978651 leaveno need to complicate matters
>>23979034the flower is the accentwe give her a gun or a bottle of kong with a black rose and a green tulip attached to it.if we wanted to be super awkward, we could get chiaki to pen up her own MMxMM doujin for hilarity
>>23979109I didn't really think she wasShe dislikes violence but when it is necessary will use it. As a callidus she would obviously rely more on her illusions to avoid combat and control opponentsShe did do quite well with the machine gun we handed her against the bears
>>23979149She's never killed a person
>>23979163We could give her an air pistol with tranquilizer darts.Or maybe a dazzler-type laser weapon (even if they are banned by the Geneva Convention).Doesn't have to be a lethal option.
>>23979163But tried to sex another girl with a lot of random man in the room raping another girl at the same time.Also, nothing wrong in the idea of pacifistic killing.
>>23979195Admittedly a low point in her career
>>23979163Never killed a person =/= pacifist.Pacifism is an ideology. Just because you've never done something that ideology denounces doesn't mean you adhere to it. And given that her role is based on subterfuge rather than combat, it's fairly plausible that she's simply never been in a situation where she needed to kill someone.
>>23979163Pacifists generally don't kill at allYou might claim extraordinary circumstances but really Midori isn't a pacifist.There is a difference between avoiding/disliking violence and being a pacifist. The former is a reaction while the second is a decision
>>23979163The barrier in Siberia was also her first Witch-related mission, despite what she told Chiaki during the takoyaki making. Might need to talk with her to reconcile facts with stuff said under duress.
So Midori would be chaotic good?She tries to uphold some sort of higher ideals but still is willing to shank a guy or two If needed?
>>23979193Pretty sure that with us together with her there is no need for her to ever get near a gun.
>>23979301Using the old alignments is always dicey because people interpret them differentlyI would agree with you on that count though since she does try to do what's right even if it isn't what is really correct
>>23979304You're making no sense. How can being near us ever not be being near a gun as well?
>>23979193Tranq pistol + mindfuck powers is a potent combination.
>>23979301No she tries to be good but wasn't really strong in her convictions until after getting kneecapped by Murderface, not that she was in much of a position to make her own decisions after contracting with Jyubei.Alignments are dumb.
>>23979304That's not been borne out by past events.
>>23978685 >>23978688 >>23978812After a moment's thought, you shake your head, allowing yourself a small, yet brittle smile. No, you tell her. Not just to talk to her.You turn to the shopkeeper who seems to be keeping himself busy behind the cash register - you'd caught him ringing up Fabiola's order - and ask him if he has any blue roses available. The shopkeeper nods, gesturing to the sliding refrigerator display at the farthest end, saying that he has a dozen left. You nod at this. You'll take them all, you tell him."...Blue roses?" Fabiola asks, her eyes widening slightly as she receives her receipt, before the shopkeeper himself goes to fix your own order in a proper bouquet. "I...do you have any idea what those mean in flower language, Magical Girl? Or is it simply one of your customs, the significance of which is kept secret from the rest of the world?"They're just flowers, you tell the Maid as you hand over your debit card to the shopkeeper. She shouldn't read into it too much."...Yes, well. I am sure that what they mean in the language of the flowers does not figure into you buying them. Yes. Of course." Fabiola replies after a moment, as she watches you receive your order. It's a tastefully-done bouquet, and the flowers themselves have quite long stems with the thorns shaved off. You get your card and your receipt a moment later. "Well, it appears that you're in a hurry. I will leave momentarily, so...it has been good to see you again, Magical Girl. Do you have any message you'd like for me to convey to Minase-sama?"You shake your head no at this, but much too quickly.You're just happy that Iori's happy, you tell her. And this conversation never happened."What conversation?" Fabiola smiles innocently. "Goodbye, Magical Girl. I hope we meet each other yet again in more favorable circumstances. Maybe...I will take a place in the line after all. Or take a number."[1/2]
>>23979365Well until then she was generally still doing her best to do the good thing, she took a dodgy job to help support her family.Since joining Murderface though she has had more of an opportunity to actually follow what she thinks is the right thing to do
>>23979401...You shake your head at this. You bid her goodbye, and make for the car. Kyoko had stepped out, industriously chomping on some Pocky."Took your time, there." The Eversor remarks, before holding out the half-empty box to you. "Want one? And what's the flowers for?"You take one of the chocolate-dipped sticks. You just felt like buying them, you explain without going further. Which is...practically the truth, but not the complete truth. You wonder if this was what Kyuubey felt like."Yeah, okay. Sure." Kyoko shrugs. "Get in. We're still in schedule, I guess. I'll have to floor it for a bit, but we'll get there in time." She grunts as the both of you get in your respective seats, Midori still fast asleep. You place the bouquet on your lap, before allowing Midori to once more lean her head on your shoulder."So what did you guys talk about?" One of the few friends you've got asks as the limousine barrels through the road once more.Maid stuff, you say, and leave it at that. Yeah. Just maid stuff.Crazy, outmoded, fetishized forms of servitude.[2/3]
>Chinese folklore, the blue rose signifies hope against unattainable loveYou guys are unintentionally cruel
>>23979460>Murder Mayumi leaves a blue roseMidori started it
>>23979360We're the queen of dakka. We alone can outgun entire squads of megucas. If WE are being outmatched, Midori having a gun won't make a difference.>>23979366We're whole now and have timestop (probably). We're in top form now.
>>23979523Queen of Dakka we may be but we only have two arms and a still unknown quantity with the shields powerWe won't need backup all the time but Midori being an ace in the hole with a gun would be useful
>>23979523>If WE are being outmatched, Midori having a gun won't make a difference.There's a difference between the effectiveness of a hammer to the ribs and a stiletto between them. Midori specializes in being that stiletto - she's a master at illusions and all sorts of mindfuckery. Why not give her the means to do some serious precision damage with that power?
>>23979558>but we only have two armsAlso a wing of MIGs. We should find a use for those.
>>23979523>won't make a difference.The right Meguca in the wrong place, with the right tools, can make all the difference in the world.
>>23979589That reminds me.Should we get a steamroller at some point?
>>23979589>We should find a use for those.Ask Misaka if she can get AI Cores like Tiny Pete's built into the MiG's, so we can have a squadron of Soviet interceptors with Terminator pilots?
>>23979597I didn't realize that Midori was Gordan Freeman
>>23979589I was thinking they can either be a gift or a massive "fuck you" to the next person who decides to go FoFA / witch out on us>>23979606Sure, why not.
>>23979606YESalong with heart-ornamented circlet to that
>>23979606We don't need a steamroller, we already have fighter jets. Much more explosive.
>>23979606I wonder if we have that truck in our shield.
>>23979615Better idea.We just give one of them to her.For...testing purposes.
We should take this pic as basis and work our way up collecting every piece of dakka.This arsenal would make our job collecting the golden weapons so much easier. Remember the girl who was supposed to have 5-6 of them? Fuck her, we can start a World War.
>>23979656We need to ZA WAARUUUDOOO some one atleast once
>>23979589The 9th Officio's Tactical Air Wing, callsign Murder.
>>23979711I approve of this. How can I not?
>>23979422The rest of the trip back to the Officio is rather uneventful. With it being after dark and everything, it's not as active as you'd like, although you look up at the building with a sense of...nostalgia, you suppose. You missed it. It's only been two weeks, but those two weeks felt like months.The guard stationed for the night doesn't seem to recognize you, blocking you and Midori access after allowing Kyoko to pass through - and she gets an irritated, if half-hearted scolding from the Eversor for this. You tell Kyoko to let her be, she was just doing her job - and it's not her fault you look barely recognizable at the moment. You probably don't even match your ID picture right now."Yeah, alright," Kyoko grumbles, carrying the luggage containing the Golden Weapons one-handedly, as if it weighed little. "Sorry. I guess I got a bit...well, I got reminded of how Yuma got really screwed up by what happened. Mind, she's improved a lot since then, but..." She shakes her head. "Ah, nevermind, we'll talk about it later." She glances at Midori - you've managed to wake the Callidus up after a few moments' shaking, and you'd held her hand the moment she stepped out of the car. The bouquet held carefully in your other hand, resting on your shoulder. "Here, is she going to be alright?" The Eversor asks, concerned. "She was saying some stuff in her sleep earlier, back in the car. Somethin' about you needing to come back to her, stuff like that." You glance at Midori, before turning to Kyoko and nodding. Midori has...had a hard time in Siberia. You'll tell her all about it after you report to Kyuubey, you promise. But Midori should be fine, she just needs more sleep."Alright." Kyoko's eye narrows slightly at you, before she turns away. "Just tell me if you need me to take her into sick bay or somethin'."You nod at this. Beside you, Midori yawns, before shaking her head.[3/4]
>>23979821"I-it's okay, sempai. I'm fine." The Callidus slurs, her voice still thick with sleep. "Just need a bit more shut-eye, and I'll be okay."You're worried, but...well. You need sleep yourself, so you can understand her, at least.With that, all three of you make your way up to Kyuubey's Office.Pity. You were half-expecting a grand welcome, but...well, them's the breaks.The doors to Kyuubey's Office open to reveal none other than Mami, slumped in front of Kyuubey's desk - seemingly having fallen asleep on her arms. A plate of still-steaming pancakes placed on the table beside her, along with a clear crystal pitcher of syrup and a pre-sliced stick of butter on a saucer. The smell makes your mouth water as soon as it hits you, but even that goes out the window as the blonde lifts her head slowly to blearily blink up at you.She does so once, twice. And beside you, Kyoko muffles an awkward cough with a fist, before breaking the silence with a greeting. "Er...yeah, Mami-san. I went and fetched Murderface from the airport, just like you asked." She smiles. "She's still in one piece, and she still remembers us."Mami's eyes go wide at this - and you note with some horror at the hint of eyebags underneath the blonde's amber eyes - and she murmurs your name with the same kind of desperation that you'd heard Midori whisper yours in her sleep. Another moment, and she'd walked around the desk, and you see her office lady suit wrinkled and rumpled as she steps towards you."Chiaki-san...Chiaki-san!"You drop the bouquet - and Midori's hand - as Mami suddenly pulls you into an embrace, a warm, soft one, smelling of honey and pancakes and sweetness and tears. Dimly, you feel her crying into your shoulder."I...I heard what happened! Souji-san called us, briefed us about the situation...! I thought we'd lost you, Chiaki!"How do you respond?
>>23979835>"Can't get rid of me that easily."
>>23979862This this this.
>>23979835Return the hug."I'm sorry to have worried you, Mami. I'm home."
>>23979867Pancakes for the Warmaster!
>>23979867"Pancakes. I would dig myself out of hell, hands raw and bloody, for them."
>>23979835Muffled reassurances into her mammies.
>>23979835"It'd be poor form for the next warmaster to go down [b]that[/b] easily"
>>23979835I... leveled up from my first amnesia>hug, thenGlad to see you too
>>23979835should have known Souji made a report about it by now.
>>23979862this is goodbut, Something's wrong.... Mami made pancakes anticipating our return, meaning she knew that we survived and that we were on our way back. So why was she crying and is now so relieved to see us as if she heard that we died.
>>23979862Deadpan snark, go go go
>>23979835[x] Hug Mami, avoid pinching her rear and smirking
>>23979905>So why was she crying and is now so relieved to see us as if she heard that we died.She knew we were alive, it just didn't really kick in until we got here.
>>23979905Girls are emotional
>>23979862>>23979867Both.>>23979905Souji probably said that we live. Not that we were the same, so she was probably worried about that.
Ok, what happens if someone summons Chiaki as a Rider?
>>23979946Mami is summoned as Archer
>>23979946Where did this come from all of a sudden?
>>23980034all the bits about pulling the MiGs out
>>23979905Souji probably mentioned the memory loss we had after the procedure, and Mami was worried we forgot everything again.
>>23979995unlimited flintlock works
>>23980069Should we throw something in about remembering a little more than we did?
Random question, but did we (the readers) ever find out Kharn's father's name at any point? I need to know for a little something I'm working on.
>>23979835Don't worry Mami, I remember everything."
>>23980157I think so. I have the word doc open right now, I'll heck.
>>23980157Go away. No one wants you to do whatever you are doing.
>>23979995"Chiaki! Chiaki! CHIAKIIIIII""What!""DANGER ZONE"
>>23980172Thanks, I appreciate it.>>23980179It's not for you guys anyway.
>>23980069>Chiaki? Well, It's not so good. She KIND OF lost her memory. What do you mean by "again?">Jesus, please, don't cry on me.>Yes, yes, everything is proceeding without further complicatons. Her memory? Same as befor- Please, do not cry, my heart can't stand It>What? Chiaki? Fuck, I don't know, the whole base is on fir- I mean everything is fine please don't cry, please I SWEAR everything is fine and not on fireAnd that was the last time Mami called. Must be tough having so strong motherly instincts
>>23980251And she was away for only 2 weeks. Look at what happened. Mami can't let her eyes off Murderface even for a moment.
>>23980206Oh. Shine on then, crazy diamond.
>>23979606>Should we get a steamroller at some point?YES!Best use for it is to be dropped in timestop.I'm almost certain one of our eldritch friends would find the scene very fitting.
>>23980206After skimming through Kharn's flashback and using Ctrl+f for "Valnikov" and "Father" individually, I could not find a name anywhere.
>>23980367I'm almost certain she'd help out.
>>23979862"Can't get rid of me that easily," you find yourself replying deadpan, even if you felt tears springing to your own eyes as well. Mami cries even harder at this, hugging you a bit more tightly. It's...strange. Always has been. You've seen strange things, disturbing things, things that shouldn't be. You've managed to stare at them without so much as flinching. But the sight - and sound - of Tomoe Mami crying was not something you could bear so easily. What made it worse than everything you've seen so far? You have no idea, and yet you feel repulsed, infuriated even, at the mere thought of it. It meant a grave injustice has been done, fueling your knee-jerk response for reparations made with force. Someone made Tomoe Mami cry, and therefore that someone needs to die....Whoever this prophet was, they were dead. You'd sooner burn this city in flames than allow harm to come to Tomoe Mami. You'd have hoped that what you did to Kirika would have served as a warning. Apparently, you need to make a second one.You let Mami cry for a bit more before you...well, you do your best to awkwardly return the hug, your own arms coming up around her and clasping slowly. She shivers slightly at this, before drawing back and placing a quick kiss on your cheek, one that makes your own tear-stained cheeks redden once more."I knew it, though. I knew that...that Chiaki-san would fight to get back to us. She'd do her best or...or destroy the entire world trying!" Mami reaches up to wipe at her eyes with the sleeve of her uniform, before pausing and pulling out a handkerchief instead. "We...we've been worried sick ever since Souji-san alerted us about the situation. Kyuubey-san in particular, he was...very concerned."What? The mutant cat? But--[1/2]
>>23980395"Yeah, he was pretty upset too." Kyouko grins. "Just like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Oh, for the record, we still don't know what happened, but we kinda inferred some of it. If things get bad enough that even the mutant cat gets distressed, well, then it's bad." It's then that Kyouko slaps you on the back, making you wince. "But hey, you're back, right? S'all that matters!"...Yes. You suppose.Of course, erm. You look back at Midori, who's visibly trying to stay awake and look a bit miffed at the current situation - and you take her hand and pull her forward. Back to your side.You tell them the real reason you're back and in one piece. Midori, who jumped in two overlapping nightmares to rescue you. The only person who went in without a moment's hesitatioin. Without her, you wouldn't even be here talking to them."...Yes, of course, we know that," Mami smiles through her tears, and she steps forward to pull Midori into a hug as well. The green-haired Callidus squeaks at this, although she seems to fall limp in such an embrace. "Everyone in the Officio will know her name, of course. The girl who saved the future Warmaster of the Ninth. There will be awards, I'm made to believe. And it should be right." She lets go of Midori. "...Thank you for bringing back Chiaki-san for us, Midori.""It's...it's alright," Midori mumbles, swaying slightly on her feet. This gets a concerned look from Mami. "Midori-san, are you alright?""M'fine, really," Your Callidus replies, her brow furrowing, before all but collapsing in your arms. The luggage crashes to the floor as Kyoko rushes forward to help out. The both of you hoist Midori back to her feet, while Mami looks on worriedly."I think we should get her to sick bay now, yeah? Just to get everything checked out." Kyoko says. You nod at this, and make to leave with her, but Mami places a hand on your arm.[2/3]
>>23980367>>23980428I'm sure they would.
>>23980409"I'll take care of Midori personally, Chiaki-san," Mami replies firmly. "...Let us take care of the rest, for now. She's done enough. You've done enough." A smile breaks her professional expression. "The both of you need rest, and while I can see that you're concerned, it won't do if you're there in the room while she's being checked. It's probably nothing, but the moment something is found, we'll notify you right away."You nod at this. You...well, you're not sure at all at the moment, but Mami knows what she's doing, right?"I'll come back for you once we've made sure Midori-chan is in the sick bay and getting the care she needs. In the meantime, you can enjoy the pancakes I've made for you, Chiaki-san." she gestures to the table, where the nearly-forgotten pile has been left steaming. "I made sure to make them special for the occasion. I hope you like them."You...you have a feeling you will. You nod again.Say, where is Kyuubey, anyway?"He was called to an urgent meeting with the Incubators, a few hours before you arrived. He'll be arriving shortly, I believe." It's then that Mami nudges you towards Kyuubey's desk. "Now, go on, Chiaki-san, before they get cold. Midori is in safe hands." A moment. "Oh, and please don't touch Kyuubey's computer."They leave before you could say anything else, leaving you alone in Kyuubey's office. With the golden weapons. And a pile of pancakes, made specially by Tomoe Mami.After a while, you make your way behind the desk, settling in on the high-backed leather chair. Swiveling it a couple of times, before pulling it forward to get you nearer to the desk. Sliding the plate of heavenly delight towards you, so it's right in front.You pour a healthy amount of syrup, place a square of butter on the uppermost cake - and then, with fork and knife, begin to feast.You could cry. You really could.And you do so.You're home. For what it's worth, you're home.
>>23980409This...doesn't look like just being tired..
>>23980379Ah, too bad then. Thanks for looking, anyway!
>>23980469And that's that for this thread! Thank you for your participation, and feedback is always great!The next thread will be next weekend, same time, same day! Questions answered before I go to sleep!
>>23980469>requesting crying Chiaki eating pancakes for heartdestrying purposes
>>23980490Is Midori sick, or did she just expend a fuckton of energy?
>>23980490So we're to make It TWO weeks?Are we going to get some unrelated sidequests during next few sessions or are we getting some short healing time and plot-diving?
>>23980490awesome, i half expected the entire officio to come welcome us and be stunned that we've changed so much in 2 weeksenough time to surprise people next thread.
>>23980490Is shit going to hit the fan? Because it feels like shit is going to hit the fan.
>>23980518Do you really need to ask that? When has shit NOT hit the fan in this quest?
>>23980490thanks for the thread!Give me a few minutes and I'll update the ebook and post links.
>>23980518>"He was called to an urgent meeting with the Incubators, a few hours before you arrived." Looks like it is, I doubt anything good is being discussed at the meeting.
>>23980540Who wants to bet that it's about Chiaki and the incubators are not happy that another MG came back from being a witch.IIRC, Juubey said the other incubators weren't very pleased that Kyubey kept Kharn.
>>23980540>Welcome brothers. Today's topic of discussion is - What the fuck, Third? What the fuck
>>23980474Well, she's just returned from BEING DEAD so there are bound to be side effects.
>>23980474I have a feeling that using Mirai's soulgem as a house for Midori's soul may be having some negative side-effects.
>>23980566>*JYUBEY. YOU HAVE IGNORED OUR COMMANDS, AND WILL BE PUNISHED.*
>>23980563>>23980566>"Why do you have the witch that appeared at during the last Walpurgis Night inside a facility in Siberia?
>>23980530I was hoping for a period of calm, maybe few regular missions before shit hits the fan
what would Chiaki's state of mind during this thread be?
>>23980603>I don't know, I JUST built that Siberia base and BAM, she was in the basementNINTH, DID YOU JUST LIED? BECAUSE THAT SOUNDED LIKE A LIE. YOU'RE NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO UNDERSTAND THE IDA OF A LIE. NINTH, DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL US?>...No?
>>23980490It's that time again!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20Questhope you fine gentlemen like the description.>took a while and i still feel that i rushed it...also, judging from the archive, Sayaka had a guest role in /tg/Meta Quest?gonna read that.
>>23980617>I don't know how to call that feeling>Oh god, I can't shut up>Midori sure smells nice>I want to smoke.>I want some water>DOTH PHENKAYKS 'R SOGOOD
>>23980490>>23980533>>23980687Thanks for your work gentlemen. It was a pleasure as always.
We should ask QB if there's any truth to what Jyuubei said, about the 9th being out of sorts with the other Incubators, and if he's heard about the Magical Girl with the 5 Golden Weapons.
>>23980786>>23980490Say, shouldn't we have 5 weapons too?Or did Kharn not give a fuck about the golden staff in her flashback and just left it there?
>>23980825I'm guessing that one of her bad decisions was about what to do with the staff.Trophy?Glorified paper weight?just left it there?who knows?
Thinking about it. If we encounter another Ahriman or at least, someone who is fanatical towards the blessed lady. We can troll them by saying "You claim to be so devoted to the Blessed Lady, but I doubt she's even told you her true name."
Alright, files finally finished uploading.MGNQ:http://www.mediafire.com/?a64hzn14nhoflbtPictureless: http://www.mediafire.com/?m0c26l8d4rxabx1If there are any mistakes I made, harass me on twitter @RootofWoot.
>>23980867"HEY MALAL! CHECK OUT HOW FAR I CAN JAM THIS THING UP THIS GUY'S SPHINCTER!""'k">splortch"DIDJA SEE THAT MALAL!?""That was a very nice spine rip, Kharn.""...YOU WEREN'T EVEN LOOKING!"
>>23980867>Trophy?>Glorified paper weight?>just left it there?>who knows?Given Kharn's general attituted it probably depends on how suitable thing's shape and size was...
>>23981088Malal was probably sensible enough to store it somewhere safe.Hopefully.