>Previous Threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Psion%20Quest>Einstein chirped, waking you up. You could check his data at any time: http://pastebin.com/CaAF0yS8>Woo, I have my desktop again!Your name is Heather, and you woke up incredibly, incredibly warm. Because something very furry was snoring on you. Einstein chirped- it was 7:30 in the morning, it looked. You stretched, and Summer just continued snoring, nuzzling her nose into your neck and purring loudly. Was she.. ? She was *drooling* on you!You look through the data Einstein had, and apparently there was hardly anything about Omega or even what the 'Pariah Gene' was at all.Summer stretched, and opened her eyes. "Morning." She said- she looked like she'd slept rather well.
>>24550435"good morning sleepy head." "when did you want to leave for your home?"
>>24550435"Morning! When do you want to leave? After breakfast?""Do you mind if I stop in at my parents on the way back?"
>Those messagesOkay, when can we next fit a trip to Heaven's Jewel in our schedule? Can't turn down free Coyaki.
"Morning, sleepyhead." You say. "When do you want to leave? After breakfast?""After class." She grumbled, laying on you. "We can't skip class *again*. Mom might yell at me."Pushing the drooling tiger's head off of you, you get to your feet and stretch."Do you mind if I stop in at my parents on the way back?""No, I don't mind. I could always use more sun." She said and giggled. She stretched, claws digging into the bedding for a moment, tail wiggling.Then she yawned. "But for now, breakfast. Or something." She said.
>>24550435>I can't unsee that goddamned unicorn
>>24550592>My first time back on my desktop and I drop my trip.>Goddamnit.
>>24550592"Yeah! Let's do it! I haven't had a good breakfast since we all the stuff started happening. I hope we have at least another week before someone tries to kill us."
>>24550592"I got Dr. Manus to send us self-study packs! We won't miss anything if we leave early."
Ellie has the most adorable extranet address.
>>24550592"let's see who is up and have breakfast.">letting Anna work out her issues takes time, but that doesn't mean we should avoid her completely, right?>I have no experience with this whatsoever.>I'm also not trying to start anything, really!
>>24550673>basically yeah, we've made peace with her, we're leaving her to sort things out on her own, but beyond that we can be civil.
"Yeah! Let's do it! I haven't had a good breakfast since all the stuff started happening." You say. "I hope we at least have another week before someone tries to kill us.""I hope nobody tries to kill us." Summer said, and you went into the bathroom to change. When you come back, Summer was all brushed and less fuzzy- you're not sure how she did it."I asked Dr. Manus to send us self-study packs." You add. "We won't miss anything if we leave early.""But we'll have nothing to do at my place." Summer said. "We'll just be kind of wandering around for hours if we have all that spare time.""Let's see who's up, and have breakfast.""Alright."Inside the cafeteria was Lambda and Sigma, talking and eating, and Summer created a manifestation to go get her food, as usual.And then you notice that this time, her manifestation was Winter."Hey." Sigma said, waving. You notice that Omnissiah was sitting next to her, quietly- seemed the three of them were becoming fast friends.
>>24550710"Heya! How're you doing?"
>>24550710Wave back, go get some food, then go sit with everyone.
>>24550710Hi! So I was thinking, do you wanna try, well, mixing our technopathies with the teaching program?
>>24550735I think we were worried this might prevent us from hearing the machines talk anymore.I'm against doing that.
>>24550710"how is your new life treating you Lambda?">Isaac's genes were taken from Descartes.>I have no memory of him doing anything perverted.>doubting if he actually has...>maybe it's just me?
>>24550758It's not supplanting what we do, it's teachig us how to do something else.
>Rho's genetic information taken from Veronica Descartes>DescartesIt explains so much
You wave back, and walk with Winter to grab some food. You get back and sit down with your waffles, and dig in."How're you doing?""I'm doing okay." Lambda said. "Technically, I'm ... not actually going here. Because I can't do anything like this. But they're letting me stay with Sigma."You nod, and turn to Sigma. "So I was thinking, do you wanna try, well, mixing our technopathies with the teaching program?""I talked to that one doctor about it, but he wants us to cool off. Let Robin do her thing until they figure out if it's okay for the rest of us." She said."What teaching program?" Summer asked.
>>24550758Seriously? You think Exa would pull that kind of bullcrap?He eats delicious tears, but he's never unfair about it.
>>24550794Well except that one time he killed off half the characters in one foul swoop. But then I suppose he did go "loljk" right after, so...
>>24550793"It's a technopathy program that can transfer the knowledge needed for different psi powers! I gave Robin TK yesterday, but it's really difficult, because we need to transfer it via Jilly and it might have problems. I think we got lucky yesterday."
>>24550776But Sigma can't touch machines without taking control of them and making them quiet. So if we gained her power we couldn't either.>>24550793"They made a program out of the Void Queen virus. Jilly and I managed to use it to teach Robin telekinesis. You have probably noticed her using it to grope everyone."
>>24550793"they figured out a way for us to teach people Psionics with technopathy, we tested it on Rho and now she's... going around groping people and being a general threat to society."she's in the vents as we speak isn't she?
>>24550793"Wait, nobody told you? I unconsciously fixed the void queen virus, now we can use it, a technopath, and Jilly to teach new powers.Although since a technopath has to be the one to write the power to the disc, I suppose I'd have to teach everyone technopathy first."
>>24550835Robin is schrodinger's molester.
>>24550835We're going to get groped mid sentence.
>>24550857Bullshit. There's no uncertainty with Robin. She's always there ready to molest whether observed or not.
"It's a technopathy program that can transfer the knowledge needed for different psi powers! I gave Robin TK yesterday, but it's really diff-""IS THAT WHY?!" Summer asked, paws on the table. "I kept hearing her giggle and felt her touching me! You created a monster!"Lambda started giggling to himself, and Sigma couldn't help but join in- until she eeped again, as Robin burst into smoke next to you."Hi!" She said.Summer *snarled* at her, baring her teeth."... Bye!" She said again, and vanished.
>>24550895"Hehheh. What a rascal.""Anyway, I think the success was purely luck."
>>24550895"I'm sorry Summer, if it makes you feel any better I've suffered just as much as you have for my crimes."
>>24550895"I've created a monster, a tiny molesting monster.I'm not sure whether to be proud or ashamed of myself."
>>24550895"I didn't mean to give her tactile telekinisis, I forgot I even had it...""At least she uses it enough to gather the data quickly right?"
>>24550895"I realized that right after I did it. She started giggling and I felt a sense of dread. Then I got groped."
>>24550857>that feeling of slight discomfort?>Robin is already touching you, she's touching everyone, everywhere, at the same time.horrifying.>>24550895"I, um... y-you could try asking her to stop?"
>>24550936That's not true, she only groped us once. Who knows how many time's she's done it to summer.
>>24550956She's groped us once that Exa has mentioned. I assumed that groping has just become a sort of background fact of life on the station.
>>24550895"I just wanted to try and make her less jealous of Sarvesh. I forgot that I had worked out how to get tactile feedback during the council demonstration..."
"What, you think I'm immune from this menace? She grabs me just as much as everyone else!"
I owed her something. She keeps on getitng hurt and doesn't really expect anything in return... and she mentioned she is really jealous of Sarvesh being able to both teleport and use TK.
>>24550986she likes to torment us by telling us she could do it any time she wants, but doesn't, until we enter a false sense of security.
>>24550895"She took a bullet to the head because I asked her to help me save Damien's sister! I had to do something thank her! I just... forgot that i could feel things with TK..."
You giggle. "I'm sorry, Summer, if it makes you feel any better, I've suffered just as much as you, for my crimes." You say. "I've created a monster. A tiny, teleporting, molesting monster. I realized that right after I did it. She started giggling, and I felt a sense of dread... and then I got groped."You sigh. "She took a bullet to the head because I asked her to help me save Damien's sister! I had to do something to thank her! I just... forgot I could feel things with TK..."Summer sighed, and her manifestation set out some more food. Robin reappeared, and started to eat, rather sheepishly, and you felt something pinch your butt.Robin wasn't actually using her TK this time."... More people need to swim as much as you do." She mentioned, perfectly casually.
>>24551064Use CV to set our POV in the 3rd person. See if there's anyone else back there.
>>24551064"I'll take you to Heaven's Jewel sometime. Everyone swims there, you'll have all the butts you could ever want.""...just, no groping my parents, please."
>>24551064"Yeah.""What class do we have today by the way? I've completely lost track of the schedules."
>>24551089>Implying anything Heather says would stop Rho from groping anyone.
>>24551064"best way to spend time outside of the workshop.""I think Summer would appreciate it if you didn't grope her anymore." ruffle her hair a bit.
>>24551107Oh I know, I just figured Heather would try, however futile the attempt.
>>24551064"I am honoured to be complimented by such an expert on all things butt."
>>24551089"Theres also a ton of nude beaches there." Grin at her.
>>24550807The idiom is "fell swoop". >>24550793I guess we had ought to let our buddy in on the fun.
>>24551154I know, but this one was pretty foul.
"I'll take you to Heaven's Jewel sometime." You say. "Everyone swims there. You'll have all the butts you could ever want.""Yessss.""There's also a ton of nude beaches there."Robin suddenly frowned. "And I can't feel where it is! Damnit, damnit.""And I think Summer would appreciate it if you didn't grope her anymore." You say, and ruffle her hair."Yes. I would." Summer said. "I don't like it when people do things like that to me invisibly."Then she gave Robin a grin. "Because that way, I can't maul them.""Alright, alright. Way to be a party pooper." She said, and pouted.
>>24551226Shit eating grin"Sounds to me like you'll have to grope Summer the old fashioned way, then."
>>24551226"glad we understand each other!" is Robin cute when she pouts? because we could totally give her a hug."higher risk with bigger reward?"
>>24551226<Omni, want to come with us or stay here?>
"Glad we understand eachother!" You say, and pull her into a hug. "Higher risk with bigger reward?""Well, she does have a rather fluffy belly..." Robin said.Summer just ate, and Sigma giggled again.Lambda bit into his sandwich, and started to chew.<Omni, want to come with us, or stay here?> You asked him.<Where are you going?> Omnissiah asked.
>>24551337<We're going to visit Summer's parents, then we're going to drop in and see mine. And we can go to the beach if you like!>
oh... I just had a thought. They grabbed Damien's sister because he was obviously one of the Psions opposing Armatek.I'm also pretty sure they knew how to get to her because in the article he gave out his name. If Armatek's pull is good enough they can cross-reference people hes associated with recently... and find our own families. As a group we aren't exactly low key.We should warn our families to be careful.>>24551337<after classes we're headed to Summer's home planet, then Heaven's Jewel. She wants to talk to her parents and I'd thought I'd introduce you to mine!>
>>24551337<going on a trip to Summers home, stopping by my house on the way to pick up some stuff and show Ellie a few psionic tricks>
>>24551368>Implying they'd be able to kidnap Dragon
>>24551368I'm pretty worried about Ellie in particular, she seems like the most vulnerable target.
>>24551393its not just Dragon, its Summer's family, and Sarvesh's, and Jilly's.
>>24551368Yeah, I think Heather is probably the safest in that regard. Even if they succeeded in kidnapping one or both of Heather's parents, they'd have every Blackreach member who ever was all up in their shit. Not to mention everyone who wants to ingratiate themselves to Blackreach.
>>24551368Remember, Damien was the one person to allow his name to be published - I doubt him being the target was a coincidence. While possible, I'm not sure the rest of us are very well-known. Besides, our parents are more than bad-ass enough to fend for themselves, Anna doesn't really have anyone to exploit, and I'm not sure Armatek could get at anyone Sarvesh cares about, which leaves just Jilly and Summer as likely targets.
>>24551406we should teach Ellie telepathy to get her in school with us! After all, we need a guinea pig for the teaching thing, and she'd jump at the chance.
>>24551440Well, one would hope that Armatek wouldn't be retarded enough to target Jilly's mother, since she's an ambassador and all, and they'd effectively be declaring war on the Nagala race if they pulled that shit.
Isn't Damien some bigwigs son too? I don't think they care.
>>24551472Well then, we should probably inform the UPA about the kidnapping attempt, so that next time Armatek sends its thugs to grab someone, they can get their shit ruined by a squad of UPA commandos.
>>24551472Oh bloo bloo a pervert in charge of a bubbledrive company on some moon. Chances are they already have a spy there considering Sigma's previous situation.
<After classes, we're headed to Summer's home planet, and then Heaven's Jewel. She wants to talk to her parents. Then we'll stop by my house on the way to pick up some stuff and show Ellie a few psionic tricks.><No, I think it would be best if I stayed.> Omnissiah said. <I have work to get done.>You sigh, and continue to eat.Anna came in, Damien and Kat next to her. She gave you a Look, and a small... reluctant wave, before going to get food and sitting down at a different table.
>>24551337We aren't bumping again.
>>24551453Let's not.Human testing is sort of a bad thing.
>>24551515Give her a little smile. Keep eating.
>>24551459Well Kat's dad is an industry giant, and they didn't seem to give a shit about that.
>>24551515hmm, I kinda want to go over and talk to her. I have no idea on what though.... instead smile at her a little and wave back.
>>24551515give a wave back and a small smile. Is she eating alone or are Damien and Kat joining her?
>>24551515<Have fun, Omni!>
>>24551517Yeah, I thought so as well.I guess the janitor just has a hate on for quests?
>>24551515Wave back, weak smile.
>>24551515"Lambda, if Robin's thing works out, would you want to get some powers you can actually use?"
>>24551563It's not a janitor, it's the crappy wordfilter.
You give Anna a wave and a smile back, and then she sat down next to Kat and Damien, sliding their meals to them. Kat gave her a grin, and the three started to talk.<Have fun, Omni.> You say.<I will. Designing things is fun.>"Lambda, if Robin's thing works out, would you want to get some powers you can actually use?""No." He responded. "I don't want any powers, ever again."He sipped at his orange juice. "Simple as that."Sigma just ruffled his hair."But they're so cool!" Robin said."They are cool. I just don't need them." He said, confidently.
>>24551629"Good for you."
>>24551629"If you're sure then we'll leave it at that.">we're still drinking a lot like the doc told us, right?
>>24551629<Ooh, still working on the shields for the armour, or something else?>Also, we should bring the helmet with us to work on whilst we're in transit.
>>24551629"Can't say I blame you, but at least you have the choice now."
>>24551629"Do you have any plans for what you're going to do in the future?"Somebody on the station who appears to have themselves figured out? Holy shit.
>>24551629ea.. you may want telepathy at least understanding people with out translators is sweet.
>>24551555So far as I can see, there's basically an unspoken agreement that we're both gonna keep our distance until she deals with her stuff.I presume when that time comes she'll talk to us about it rather than expecting us to inherently know.
>>24551720And he's the youngest one here. Crazy town.
>>24551751>Actually, according to the data, he's one of the earliest batches that were decanted. It took forever for them to confirm that he had what they call the 'Pariah Gene'. It didn't elaborate on why."Do you have any plans for what you're going to do in the future?" You ask."Yeah." He said. "I'm going to work at being a politician." He said. "I think I could help people."<Ooh, working on the shields for the armor, or something else?><Yes, the shields for the armor.> Omnissiah said.<I think I'll bring the helmet to work on, on the way.><Alright.> He responded.
>>24551720Isaac and Sigma appear to be fairly mentally stable, as well. Everyone else has glaring issues.
>>24551751I guess knowing everything kind of helped.
>>24551779"That's pretty noble. Good luck to you."
>>24551787Oh yeah, Sigma's cool. She's even in a relationship that as far as we know is working!
>>24551787Well to be fair, Alex seems to be handling things fine for now. And who knows about Jilly really - we really haven't interacted with her enough to notice much, unless you count the transgene thing which has both been harmless so far and is apparently common for Nagala.
Telepath Robin: <Hey, if you want a REAL molestation challenge, you should try to figure out how to grope Sarvesh.>
>>24551862we should hang out with her more.
"That's pretty noble." You said. "Good luck to you.""Thanks." He said. "A good idea of stock trends, Sigma's money, and the knowledge of the state in politics in a few years will help a lot with that.""... That suddenly got from very warmhearted and kind to... actually rather scary." Summer said."Thanks." He said again, and gave Summer a wide smile.
>>24551900Curse his protective carapace!If we're going to show off our ship to mom... have we learned how to land yet? We kind of need to.
>>24551915"Yeah, that's a pretty big advantage. Maybe you won't need good luck."
Summer, ALL of us are kinda scary.
>>24551915we might have inadvertently released a very different kind of monster.we should probably notify the others that we'll be accompanying Summer to her home and won't be back for the rest of the day after class.
>>24551915"Sigma has money? I didn't think Armatek paid you guys."
"Yeah, that's a pretty big advantage." You say. "Maybe you won't need good luck.""I'd prefer good luck from bad." He said."Sigma has money? I didn't think Armatek paid you guys.""The institute does." Sigma said. "Quite a lot, actually.You grin, and focus on Robin.<Hey, if you want a REAL molestation challenge, you should figure out how to grope Sarvesh.>Robin thought for a few moments. Then she pulled open the personacom that the institute gave her, and started looking up centaur reproduction. "Anyway, I'll be going with Summer to her homeworld after class." You say. "And won't be back for most of the day.""Aww." Sigma said. "Well, you two should have fun."
>>24551787Well, Sigma's issues are probably masochistic in nature...
>>24552010"That's true."Let's goto class now.
>>24552010>I meant everyone, including the people who are not at our table, send a message to them.>also remind them not to ask us if we have time on thursday, them's alien contact day!time for class?
>>24552010"Thanks! We will! We'll all visit somewhere together at the weekend as well."
>>24552010"I thought the Institute paid a lot of money, too. Then I found an ancient spaceship with a multi-million credit bounty on it!"
"Thanks, we will!" You say. "We'll all visit somewhere together at the weekend as well.""Your homeworld?" Robin asked, a particular light in her eyes.You shoot her a grin.Class went quickly, as usual. Professor Neva gave all of you a sudden quiz, and only Damien and Alex seemed to know what was what- but you had a feeling that the former spied on the latter via clairvoyance. Max sat everyone down and explained a few things- that there might be a few changes in the institute due to the results of the demonstration- mostly that you had to inform someone if you planned on leaving the station. And finally, Manus was half asleep as he gave his own lesson, eventually just letting you read on your own time.After class, you stretched, and Summer climbed off of her dais."You ready to go?"Sarvesh suddenly buzzed, alarmed, springing to his feet and looking around every which way, breathing heavily.Robin struggled not to giggle, and closed her personacom.
>>24552160"Yeah, I'm ready to go. Although I kinda want to stay and watch the fireworks."
>>24552160<brb, max. going 2 visit summers parents. -love heather xxx>"Yup, let me just grab my exosuit helmet to work on whilst we're in bubble space then let's roll!'
>>24552160<Wow, that was quick. You truly are a master groper.>
Alas Heather's Monster once again runs rampant.
>>24552160*Poker Face* "Yeah I'm ready, let's go!"
>>24552160oh boy, the next few days between Robin and Sarvesh will be interesting.message everyone, our friends and Max, that we'll be off for the day to Summer's home planet.
>>24552160To Robin: <Impressive. What uh...what does it feel like?>
>>24552160<Hehehe, I'm going to have to knock off some points for your use of the extranet, though!>
>>24552160All these promises about the weekend when we'll be gone for several weeks talking to aliums.Remember our schedule people, do we even have time to visit aliums before killing the void queen?
>>24552275From what I read of the message the alium ambassadors have been brought to Earth, we're not going all the way out of the galaxy.Although how they got them there that quickly I don't know.
>>24552160Did Theta manage to make our eyes see UV while still looking normal, like he said he'd try to?
>>24552323Probably by using a superfast engine to haul another superfast engine and attach it to the alium ship. Or just escort a select few ambassadors while the rest of them come in on less superfast, but still fast drives.
>>24552275>Actually, you and the ambassadors are going to earth. They got there that quickly because the UPA sent one of their very smallest ships, attached to the single very largest bubble drive pretty much ever made.>>24552327>No, he didn't. He turned back your vision when he redid your lungs for human pressures.<Wow, that was quick.> You tell Robin.<Turns out that you can tickle their undercarriage.> She said. <Just next to their plates.><What uh... what does it feel like?><Hey, I didn't grab his dick!> She said. <That's way overstepping boundaries.>You don't move a muscle in your face, and sent a message to everyone you hadn't told already that you were going to Summer's homeworld... "Yeah, I'm ready, let's go!""Alright!" She said, and sprung to her feet.<I'll have to knock off some points for your use of the extranet, though!><Well, I don't grope for *you*.> She responded.You and Summer make your way down to Surya, and it looked just as good as it usually did, shining red and black, the entire ship piping up at you... "Oooh, ooh, can I try flying it?" Summer asked.
>>24552339>Or just escort a select few ambassadorsIt's that one, but the point was it would take a couple of weeks to get there in the Wyvern so for them to have got there and back already they'd need a super super record-breakingly fast engine.
>>24552355<Really? I thought you would've gone straight for it. It's supposed to be something like two and a half feet long and prehensile.>
>>24552355"Um... Let me get us away from the station so you've got a good margin of safety to learn."Make sure to point out things to her while we're flying
>>24552355"Sure, why not. Seat your manifestation in the pilot chair and I'll sit in the co-pilot to take over if anything goes wrong."
>>24552355maybe *after* we teach her how to competently fly.
>>24552355sure, ill show you how on the way to your house. you can do it to my home
>>24552355"Okay, let me just move us out of the station first. It'll be easier if you don't need to worry about retro-thrusters and orientation angles needed for leaving the hangar.""I meant to ask, but what does your father's company sell by the way?"
>>24552355<That's ok, they're imaginary points, and completely meaningless, anyway.>
<Really? I thought you would've gone straight for it. It's supposed to be something like two and a half feet long, and prehensile.><... Wait, what?!>"Um... Let me get us away from the station so you've got a good margin of safety to learn." You say."Alright!"You took the ship out, and sent it away from the station."Alright." You say, and moved to the copilot seat, strapping yourself in there. "Seat your manifestation in the pilot chair, and I'll sit here to take over if anything goes wrong.""Yeah, like anything'd go wrong." Summer said.Not long later, you pulled the ship out of its wild, crazed spin, as Summer's manifestation winced, and you turned Helios's engines back down to where it had been before.Summer, you realized, should NEVER EVER FLY A SPACECRAFT. It was probably your good fortune that you'd chosen to leave the hangar beforehand, else you'd probably be crashed. She was clumsy, accidentally hit the wrong buttons with her elbows at the wrong time, and had no idea how the thruster orientations quite worked."I... don't think I'm very good at this." She said, quietly, and her manifestation sheepishly vanished.>I'll have to take a quick break here for a bit, but I'll make another thread when I get back! Post responses anyway.
>>24552508"...I think I have to agree. Well, you tried anyway, and no harm done."
>>24552508"Hmmm. Well, you just need a more gentle touch. Yeah. That's it."
>>24552508"You should try practicing on a simulator."
>>24552508"Um, I think maybe you should use a simulator for a while before you try the real thing again any time soon."
>>24552508"Well it is your first time. I have no idea how long it's meant to take normal non-technopathic people to learn this stuff."
>>24552508just pat her on the head and say"noted" while looking disheveled as all hell.>break time?>thank god, i can go to sleep now without feeling guilty!>gentlemen, please keep Heather and company safe!>goodnight.
>>24552508What if we used TK to control it while her hands were there until she could get the hang of the proper grip and whatnot until we 'let go'?
>>24552585Is he gone?Voting for trying to have sex with the Devourer.
>Back earlier than expected!"... I think I have to agree." You say. "Well... you tried anyway, and no harm done."Summer whimpered."... You just need a more gentle touch!" You say. "Yeah, that's it. Maybe you should try practicing on a simulator.""I'll just have Omni write me a program to fly ships for me." She grumbled to herself.You gave her an earscritch, settled yourself in your pilot's seat, and shot off into space.>New thread!>>24552670