You are a Magical Girl, and you're currently having coffee with one of your former clients. A client whose life you'd saved twice, in as many times as she's hired you. Well, maybe more times than that, but you don't keep really keep count. All you counted, really, was the paycheck you got afterwards. Maybe the kills you got during the job was worth counting, sure, but even that got old. Kill tallies were all well and good, and even Kyoko herself got a bit fussy over hers, but you never did see the point of it. Who cares how many people you've killed, anyway? What was the point? Sure, it looks nice on your record. It's a conversation starter. But you've never felt it was worth bragging about. You've never thought it was a reliable standard of how good someone was. It was nothing but a running total of how many people you've murdered. The act itself wasn't worth celebrating, it was just something you had to do. It certainly isn't something worth trying to keep track of....A sudden surge of melancholic, introspective guilt aside, you note idly that it's been a while since you killed someone.Unless killing a fragment of yourself counts, but that probably just counts as masturbation. Maybe. You can't verify right now.
>>25067720In any case. You're having coffee right now with Minase Iori, 765 Productions idol. She's just given you the opportunity to do what you came here for - and not one to waste an opportunity when it's all but dropped onto your lap, you go for it.You tried to be gentle about it, the first time you gave this...talk. Of course it still came out unfeeling, rough, and callous - something you'd want to blame on your cigarette-ruined voice, but there's a limit to just how much you're willing to delude yourself. One thing's for sure, though. You don't want to cause a scene, not with so many people looking on. You'd like not to cause tears, no matter how inevitable that seems to be. You'd like to be considerate, here, is what you're trying to get at. For once in yourlife, you'd like to do the right thing.Iori is looking at you, expectantly, hanging onto your every word.The shield clamped on your right arm is clicking faintly, so faintly, that you're not sure if it's clicking at all.How do you let Iori down?
>>25067737Aren't you a little early, Decu? Not complaining.> How do you let Iori down?Calm but firm. We end it here and now, before we drag her deeper into the madhouse that is Chiaki's life but there's no need to twist the knife even deeper.
>>25067737Stop timeCover idol in spaghetti
>>25067737Calmly explain that this is our last meeting.That we have no intention to maintain a friendship this inconvinient for both parties.Especially considering that we're barely friends.Then brace for tears. Become a wall of ice.THEN repeat our statement, say goodbye and run the fu-I MEAN go back to the car and escape to the nearest place that has kong
>>25067737Softly and by saying that despite liking her as a friend we can't in good conscience drag her down into the sort of life we lead
>>25067720>>25067737>Repost from last thread since I posted it too late last time "No. No she won`t. I´m pretty sure I can come up with a bunch of reasons why she is interested in me and none of those have anything to do with love or lust. I won`t fall for her.That said, Iori, I want us to be on the same page regarding that. You are my Employer and you are my friend. And I would prefer us to just stay friends, if possible."I think this pretty clear without ourright telling her in her face that we don`t love her around all the other idols.I also have the sneaking suspicion that the Rape-Otaku-Incident wasn`t some shitty thing that just happened. I mean, come on, how exactly would some shitty Otakus compromise Hotel Security? Why did we never investigate that? You need some sort of wealth to do that. They were paid to pull that shit. How to better ruin an Idol than fucking rape her and get the Rapevids in Television or the Internet.The world of idols in noir truly is a terrifying one. And not so different from our live after all.
>>25067737I think someone posted a nice response in the previous thread, lemme see if I can find it.
>>25067772They had an illusion specialist magical girl and possibly massive amounts of otaku funding from people who wanted rape porn of their favorite idols
>>25067772>Why did we never investigate that?Not our job.
>>25067737>>Apologize for being so standoffish and not considering her feelings earlier, explain that we were not used to treating people all that well, then calmly explain that even though we think she's great, we're not really suited for each other, and make sure she understands that even though there might be some mutual attraction, we're not letting her down just because it would be too hard, or too dangerous, but because we genuinely want to just stay friends and not go any further.Was my preferred response from last thread. Whatever we end up going with, drag Iori aside first. Get at least a modicum of privacy and not humiliate the girl in front of her friends.
>>25067737Let her know that the only way for her to stay in touch is to start a "special friebdship" with "special services", saying so while caressing her hand and looking into hr eyes with a malicious grin
>>25067801WIth the hat off?I can already feel the bitchslap
>>25067790If there really is a Community and a demand like that, it would be easy as fuck to manipulate this shit for your own vices. Its certainly sounds more convincing than "Wut, you want to rape Idol X, shut up and take my monies!"
>>25067797This, pretty much.
>>25067737Like this >>25067797In private, and maybe with a dash of 'I don't want to cause you pain, but the closer we are, the more likely that is to happen.'
>>25067772i'm gonna vote for saying this.
>>25067809There is the fact that most people don't know magical girls exist and they are probably bullshit expensiveDon't even see jyuubey sending his girls out for a pittance even if he pays them one
>>25067822>>25067797>>25067772Combining all of them seems like a good idea.
>>25067737Politely, but don't leave any room for error, make sure it's very clear that we're letting her down. If possible get her somewhere a bit with more privacy."Iori, Ruri, no doubt a crazy bint with a strange obsession with Magical Girls, isn't going to steal me away from you.This is for two reasons, firstly, I'm not going to get involved with her beyond my job, my life is complicated enough as it is and I am in no way looking for a relationship with her. It's simply an absurd idea.The second reason is because I am not something that can be stolen from you as I do not belong to you. I enjoy your company, I consider you one of the few friends who I've managed to find. But we're not anything more than that. You really don't want us to be more than that, we'd both regret it the first time you find giblets of flesh in my hair, I might want to trim it some time but it can wait, or stumble on any other number of odious habits and personality traits. I'm not a good person by any stretch of the imagination, or in any way suited towards a relationship with you, and luckily for you you're not a good match for me, anyone who was a good match for me would have to be about as fucked in the head as I am. I'm not going to drag a nice girl like you into hell just because I like your company. It'd be vile of me to do so. The closer I am to someone the more likely they are to get emotionally, mentally, or physically scared and hurt.So yeah, I suck, feel free to do the traditional thing of throwing coffee into my face and running away, I deserve it by this point. Sorry."
>>25067737>Iori is looking at you, expectantly, hanging onto your every word.Its not just Iori, remember where we are. Anyway, lets just get on with it. "I want to talk about us.""We don't know much about each other. All I know about you is that your an idol that works with 765 studios and all you know about me is that I am a magical girl who drinks, smokes and kills for money" "You want the kind of life where legions of fans phrase your name, where everyone talks about you as the next big idol""You won't get that life if you stay with me, there might be one time where I wouldn't return and I wouldn't be able to protect you from everything""I'm sorry, but we can't be together""If you want to thank me for saving you. Please go and life your life and become a great idol. Live a life worth saving"
>>25067840I actually rather like this one.Though, we may want to suggest we talk away from the other idols first, no matter what else.
>>25067772I have the feeling that a combination of all the posts here would do the trick, but if I had to choose one, this would be it. Short and to the point.
>>25067855So... You wanna go someplace private?Oh the misunderstandings.
>>25067737>I'm sorry. I like you but I had to choose darkness.Stand up, put the hat on>I am a very important person from a very important organization.Flip the hair>I don't want to expose you to a danger.>Shhhh, do not talk. Pretty idols shouldn't cry, unless It's a cheap drama.>Likewise, Warmasters are not allowed to loveThen call Kumatora and tell her to ram the entrance, we have her drink and we're leaving.Salute from the car, do whatever
>>25067737Consider this vote of mine to be an addition to whatever wins. As soon as we drop the news we time stop and ask Pinky if she's enjoying herself in a very annoyed tone (Or something)
>>25067772>>25067797>>25067838Some combination thereof.
>>25067881I can just imagine time-stopping to talk to Pinky and finding her crying in a corner, lamenting how she said she would fight fair and yet we aren't being fair to her.But maybe that's just me..
>>25067874Waaaaaaay over the Top. I don`t really like Iori but even she doesn`t deserve to be told off in that way.
>>25067889B-b-but why would you not want a shotgun?Poor Pinky.
>>25067909>filenameYeah ok you got me.
"Iori, I'm, uh, sorry, I just, uh... you're not terribly important to me."
Most of these ways of letting her down seem pretty reasonable, but if she starts to try and make a case against what we're proposing, we need to make DAMN sure that she knows that we're perfectly amenable to staying in touch, but that if it ever comes to her trying to contract with an Incubator in order to bypass the "there's no way it could work; we're from two different worlds" spiel, we would never be able to forgive her for it. She has a good thing going, and throwing it all away while simultaneously going back on her promise to us never to involve herself in our line of work is where we would absolutely draw the line.So for what it's worth, despite seeing this quest around all the time, I hadn't really given it a second look. Figured I'd check it out, and read the whole backlog between last thread and this one. Shit's pretty interesting, but it's in a brutal timeslot as far as participating goes.
>what>I mean, you know how people jump into fires for people they care about? I mean I would for you because I'm not a dick but you know. Okay, bad example. Let's see. If were to rewind time just to save you and simultaneously destroy my life and soul into little pieces, I don't think I would do that.
>>25067934>not changing your sleep schedule to suit Decu's run timesWhat are you, some kind of normal?
>>25067720>nobody commenting on longer haired op picture finallyjust figured i'd point that out.
>>25067934You made it today, now all you have to do is continue like that every time. What are you, a wimp?
>>25067980Longer hair OP picture has been around for a while. More interesting is that Decu has been playing around with the design of the hat.
<- Evil Pinky
>>25068006Oh yeah.I prefer the old one.
>>25068032More like 12yo fanart pinky.
>>25068032Why is QB a car?
>>25068058Becos bya-ches love cars!Kukuku
>>25068084WE COME IN MANY FORMS!
Nobody commented on this, from the last thread?>She calls, not too loudly, but enough to grab the attention of the rest of the shop's customers - customers you notice are also idols, some of them wearing the same costume as Iori is.No Idol worth her salt would dress like another Idol unless there's a performance coming, nor would she visit a coffee shop with her dress (because it can get dirty)The entire caffee is Callidus. Possibly 'Iori', too.
>>25068128Paranoia level is approaching 1 full Shadowrun.
>>25068128They're probably came from the practices for the concert.Lots of idols in that one.
>>25068128Or they are on break from practice / fitting
>>25068128Maybe they just came from a photo shoot for it?
Threadly reminder that the updated Ebook can be found at http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDbSo long as Decu is running multiple times a week, I'll update the Ebook once a week, sometime on the weekend.
>>25068138this reminds me of >its just a hatwhen the hat obviously does a shitload of things.by the way, does anyone else think the hat may actually be a golden weapon of its own right, just painted over?
>>25068128Fucking magical girls and their mutant cats
>>25068128HEY I KNOW, LET'S ASK IORI ABOUT IT.
>>25068173>"Nice try. It's a really good Iori costume">"W-what are you talking about?"There were no survivors.
>>25068173HEY IORI I'M THROUGH WITH YOU DON'T CALL ME ANYM-WOW YOU LOT SURE HAVE SIMILAR OUTFITS, SO WHAT IS GOING ON, HUHSOME KINDA CONCER-Oh
>>25068173Let's arrest all of them until their identities are revealed.
>>25068128Also from the last thread:>Iori nods. "It's usually frowned upon, Chiaki-san, but like I said, it's a really big concert. They're getting help from the other production agencies besides ours, and...well, it's really big publicity. They're pushing it as the 'Concert of the Century', where all the idols sing in one voice, with Kirishima Ruri-san leading the choir."Considering the concert is in 3-4 days, they'd likely be practising their butts off.
>>25067934>>25067966I bet he`s not even a virgin anymore, too.
>>25068184You mean shoot their legs off?Because I could really go for shooting a bunch of idols/assassins in the kneecaps.
>>25068188>>25068128I'm pretty sure no sane group is practicising in their outfits when you have, I don't know, tracksuits.Why would they wear off expensive, shiny dresses for practice session?
Whatever it is said, hold her hands before saying it. Possibly lean close to her.Then say something about staying her closest friend, and her greatest fan.
>>25068217Never heard of full dress rehearsal?You know, standard practice for really really large events and usually begin about a month before the actual event in RL?
>>25068217What is dress rehearsal?
>>25068228It's where you rehearse in a dress.
>hat's a golden weapon>room full of Callidus>all dem shadowruns
>>25068226>>25068228>>25068234I don't know, that's why I'm asking.I get It, I get It.
>>25068128This is giving me major Kilgores Harem-Vibes. ARE YOU REEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAADY FOR THE HEAAALING!?
>>25068242As someone else already noted, "all idols singing in one voice" sure gives a creepy vibe considering the world we're living in
>>25068258The whole concert is meant to summon Pinky so Ruri can win her favor and ascend to a Daemon Princess
>>25068258Isn't that really common in all girl bands in the east?
>>25068258I agree that it's really creepy? But it's probably just some We Are The World bullcrap.
>>25068258I've no doubt it's going to turn into a bloodbath, everything is gonna go to hell, and Chiaki is going to hit the bottle like the cretaceous paleogene extinction event.
>>25067772 >>25067797 >>25067838You take a deep breath, before letting it out in words that...you have no prior experience of saying. Words you'd never thought you'd say to anyone, ever. Even the simple concept of it is...well, laughable at best. But you say them, anyway, and you hope that even with your horrible voice and half-murmured enunciation that Iori would hear you and believe you.You tell her what you've told her, back then, before you left for Siberia - but you manage to do it in a way that you feel manages to carefully nudge the message home more than shove it right into her face. You tell her that you still believe she deserves better - much better - than you could ever live up to be. You're not a good person, nor do you see yourself becoming one in the future - and you're definitely not someone she wants to be with, nor be seen with. By this time, Iori's face had gone pale, her eyes wide and staring, now glistening with unshed tears, but you forge on. There's no stopping, not when you've committed yourself to this course of action.You go on to tell her that you wanted to talk to her, today, to make sure she understood. That something happening between the both of you, something more than friendship - is something neither of you want. Friends, nothing more and nothing less. For both your sakes.. . .You lower your head as you hear the first half-choked sob come from the idol. You wait a few moments, before asking if she understood everything you've told her.[1/2]
>>25068270Yeah, that sounds right.
>>25068274Not really know.Unless you're talking about shit like Yakuza48
>>25068284"...Iori?" You look up, and immediately regret doing so.She's smiling, here, despite the tears trickling down her cheeks."I...I understood everything, Chiaki-san," She says in a quivering voice, the volume barely above a whisper. "I...I knew you were going to say that. And...and I tried to accept it as much as I could, when you told me the first time, before you left. I tried my best, Chiaki-san, I...I honestly really did. I accepted that...that Chiaki-san just wanted to be friends, and nothing else."It's then that she hangs her head, eyes squeezing shut. The tears now flowing freely."...B-but it still hurts when you say it, Chiaki-san. It...it still hurts to hear you say it. Even if I know that it's the right thing to do - that all Chiaki-san wants is to just be friends..." Another choked sob, this time muffled by her own gloved hands coming up to cover her mouth. As if trying desperately to smother her cries, although the result of it makes it sound all the worse.You feel absolutely wretched as you let Iori cry. Right there, in the coffee shop, in the full view of the idols still blatantly scoping the scene, frilled voyeurs with sharp expressions. You...you really wish you could have done this somewhere more private. Somewhere less populated. Where Iori could have cried over how much of an idiot you really are with her dignity preserved, not laid out bare to the bone like this.What do you do, now?Let her cry it out until she stops. A girl should be allowed to shed tears in peace.Say your goodbyes and leave, right now. You're the last person she needs at the moment.Get out of your chair and take her somewhere private. In your car, maybe. Try to salvage what little of her dignity is left.
>>25068161Any chance that there's ever going to be an Ebook without the non-Decu bits?
>>25068217Because that's what you do during a full dress rehearsal. (Having never been an Idol, of course, I don't KNOW this is the case, but I'm assuming they do things much like people in other stage professions.)>>25067966>>25067981>>25068198Fuuuuuuuck you guys. Brb, finding a parallel universe evil cat that accepts dudes to sell my soul to so that I can transcend my worldly attachments and become a magical hikikomori.>>25068282It's totally allowed to be We Are The World bullcrap AND be creepy at the same time. In fact, it's practically mandatory.
>>25068270>she gets a golden weapon>we have to end her>iori basically breaks down>this is killgore bullshitery round 2: electric boogaloo>hat is actually a golden shapeshifting helmet that controls emotions, like a mask of lies
>>25068274Everyone singing with the same voice? No.>>25068270How many Shadowruns is this?
>>25068290>Get out of your chair and take her somewhere private. In your car, maybe. Try to salvage what little of her dignity is left.We can't be her lover but Chiaki can be her friend and sister.
>>25068258>>25068270Well last time we had a Bloodletter for some reason, so this one will turn into a Daemonette if we fuck this up. As soon as this Idol even mentions "Blessed" and "Lady" we should strangle her with her Microphone.
>>25068290>[x]Say your goodbyes and leave, right now. You're the last person she needs at the moment.Let her friends handle that
>>25068296Sleep when you usually do.During lectures and exams.
>>25068290[x]take to car, so she has some dignity
>>25068290>[X]Get out of your chair and take her somewhere private. In your car, maybe. Try to salvage what little of her dignity is left.Friends don't let friends cry in potential full view of a media scandal and/or rivals that may have camera phones with them.We take her to the car, and we let her cry on our shoulder. We can drop her off at work when she's ready.
>>25068290>[x]Get out of your chair and take her somewhere private. In your car, maybe. Try to salvage what little of her dignity is left.This is the closest to what Mami said we should do, right?
>>25068290[x]Take her somewhere private.She's really taking this well, she deserves as much of her dignity as we can rescue.
>>25068290[X]Get out of your chair and take her somewhere private. In your car, maybe. Try to salvage what little of her dignity is left.
>>25068312arn't we trying to friendzone her anyways?
>>25068300About 0.91 Shadowruns.It'd be higher, but the whole thing is kind of sketchy already.Though if you account for Decu's teasing in the post thread Q&A last episode, it'd be more like 6 Shadowruns. More, maybe.
>>25068290>[X]Let her cry it out until she stops. A girl should be allowed to shed tears in peace.Having actually been through a breakup or two, she'll just want to meet up again to talk things over if we leave before she's had a chance to say her piece.Plus, the rumor mill will turn all the harder if we stalk off while she's crying.
>>25068290Get out of the chair and move her somewhere private until she stops cryingThe car will do fine despite the implications it might bring
>>25068290>Get out of your chair and take her somewhere private. In your car, maybe. Try to salvage what little of her dignity is left.We offer to take her to whatever destination she needs. Like home or something.
>>25068337It'll be fiiiiiiiine guys.
>>25068290>[x]Get out of your chair and take her somewhere private. In your car, maybe. Try to salvage what little of her dignity is left.Lets do this.
>>25068304>>25068318>>25068321>>25068325>>25068327>>25068328>All that taking her in your carThe car has a lot of potential to send mixed messages to the other idols, as well as for Iori to leave behind hair or something that Midori will misinterpret. If we have to take her somewhere, walk there.
>>25068345Yeah, we should just relaaaaaax.What could go wroooong.
>>25068290[x]Get out of your chair and take her somewhere private. In your car, maybe. Try to salvage what little of her dignity is left.Maybe tell her that, in a different life, we might very well have ended up more than friends. But to do so as we are now would just be irresponsible and selfish.
>>25068350>s well as for Iori to leave behind hair or something that Midori will misinterpretu wot m8
>>25068290>[x]Get out of your chair and take her somewhere private.Important points to cover:A - Continue to apologize. It really isn't her, it's us. And the mutant cat we sold our soul to, maybe, but mostly us.B - We do still want to be friends, and if there's ever a pair of kneecaps that need a magical .50 round through, we'll be ther.C - Continue to punt all mutant talking cats on sight. If she wants something (us) bad enough, one of them might make an offer, and we should stress how incredibly bad of an idea that is.
>>25068350Midori is not that ridiculously insecureThe worst we would have to deal with is idol gossip
>>25068350>The car has a lot of potential to send mixed messages to the other idols, as well as for Iori to leave behind hair or something that Midori will misinterpret.Midori won't misinterpret anything. She knows how spaghetti we are.[x]tka her to da car
>>25068368>>25068371The car still feels far too risky to me. If we have to take her somewhere--which seems to be the prevailing opinion--I really, really think we should walk.
>>25068355Misaka is the prophet and we will have to choose between her and Mami.Ruri is a magical girl planning to kill us for the Golden Weapons.Iori is going to contract at the concert to try and save us.Iori will find out we're hooking up with the girl hired to help have her raped and possibly murdered.Midori will be hijacked by Jubey and forcibly witched.Nothing at all!
>>25068371And Kumatora gossip. But I think she'll be above that?>>25068387Walking around with a popular crying Idol in public?
>>25068387We can have a witness in Kumatora. Nothing bad is going to happen in front of a witness we control.
>>25068396Nope, Kumatora gets the "keep this shit quiet or I swear I will find new and interesting ways to make you suffer I swear by my sexy hat" look
>>25068290>>25068290I.. I´m not really sure what is the sensible thing to do. On one hand getting everything out of the system is good for her and fuck dignity, she is a teenage girl for gods sake. On the other hand, you would usually want to cry in peace where no one can bother you and in private. And you usually do not want to get a hug or sympathy from someone who just dumped you, nor be around that person because that just hurts more.
>>25068350Why create misunderstandings when we can preempt it?We just tell her we told Iori we wanted to remain friends.
tinfoilhatzone image guy herei figured something else outbut now i've forgottenit was important tooshit
>>25068394>Misaka is the prophet and we will have to choose between her and Mami.FUCK, I FORGOT THAT SHE WENT ALL WEIRD AND TALKED ABOUT THE GOLDEN WEAPONS IN THE FIRST THREADSYOU COULD BE RIGHT
>>25068394>Misaka is the prophetNo, Misaka is something entirely di-So you're saying that Oriko is just a bait?
>>25068345>>25068355>Day of the concert.>Standing in between the barricade and the front of the stage, as concert security personnel are wont to do.>Stop one slightly overzealous fan from falling over the fence.>Return two dropped cell-phones.>Concert ends.>We return to debrief.>Phone rings; it's Iori.>"Hey, so I noticed that you left your hat backstage, but this nice pink-haired girl told me she would bring it back to you. She looks reeeeaallly pretty in it, though. Hold on, let me call you back."
>>25068424WELL WHAT WAS IT
>>25068424Just as planned
>>25068424>i figured something else out>but now i've forgottenYOU ARE ALREADY COMPROMISEDRUN
>>25068394>>25068425>>25068426Didn't we sort of catch on to that the moment pinky told us?There was quite abit of despairing going on as i recall.
>>25068426People keep forgetting her pre-Siberian PROPHECY moment.
>>25068394>Iori will find out we're hooking up with the girl hired to help have her raped and possibly murdered.Oh, yeah, I guess we REALLY shouldn't let her find out about Midori.
>>25068462This is going to be a problem.It's gonna come up eventually. Especially since we're remaining friends with Iori and shes taking this better than i expected. So she'll be hanging around, somewhat.
>>25068290All of the choices feel like terrible, terrible ideas. Where's Kyouko to set us on fire as a distraction when you really need her?
>>25068453There were at least some number of people that thought it could've been due to Kyoko's spear that Misaka "made" having actually been a genuine Golden Weapon, though.There's still even money on that being the cause of the black-eyed outburst, I think. Should be easy enough to confirm/deny that theory, at least.
>>25068394>>25068425>>25068426>>25068452>>25068453>this happens>iori ends up a magical girlanyone else notice iori is going full madoka really really quick?
>>25068429>Pinky gets The HatDear fucking God. Would... would she be heartless enough to use it on us? Or does she retain enough of herself to want us to want her genuinely?
>>25068479I don't think she saw Midori, did she?
>>25068479>>25068462She most likely doesn't remember how Midori actually looks, or even her name.
>>25068350WAIT! WAIT! ABORT! There is Kumatora in the car. Kumatora is known for saying the wrong things in the wrong moments. She will surely make some backhand-comment about us having Midori already or something!We are cursed! Every relationship we touch goes from bad to worse!
>>25068502Fair enough.It'd still be awkward as hell for Midori, if the two were ever to end up in a conversation. Perhaps we should continue to passively keep them away from each other.
>>25068493>implying she wouldn't use it to NTR Midori away from us first, for fully optimal soul-crushing despair generation
>>25068490>finally save Pinky, redeem her into Madoka>find a way to save Mami and Misaka at the same time>Watermelon End, everyone happy>everyone except Magical Girl Iori>Iori witches out>new Faust>quest ends on a cliffhanger of Miracle Midori facing off against Witch!Iori, as Chiaki lays dying in the background cradled in Madoka's arms
>>25068479She didn't actually see Midori iirc and she would have been too traumatised to remember it most likelyAnd it's not like we will be going full Kharn and molesting Midori at every opportunity so I really doubt it is actually going to be an issue until quite a bit down the track
>>25068481Or Sayaka bitching us out for something else again. Speaking of which, we should probably call her and get her to come to our apartment later too, since all the other members of the inner circle are going to be there. We did promise to try to be a bit more civil with her at least.
>>25068498>>25068502>>25068503She was screaming our name repeatedly and Midori was straddling us.She probably was looking our way and MIGHT have seen her if her disguise wasn't continuous.
>>25068514and finally we have found the ending to this mess.
>>25068516Did we actually end up inviting Kyouko? If so, gotta agree with you on that front.
>>25068514>Iori witches out>new Faust
>>25068510It's gonna happen, eventually. Iori doesn't remember Midori, so worst case scenario Midori awkwardly apologises and Iori has no idea what she's sorry about. Then again, Iori might be smart enough to work it out, in which case CHOO CHOO NUCLEAR SPAGHETTI TRAIN, followed promptly by tears and rage.
>>25068532Shes there with Midori right now.Not sure if she'll stick around.
>>25068394On the plus side, I'm pretty sure the last one is impossible. Kyubey monitors the magical girl connections, and he told us just a few threads ago the status of Midori's only involved a one-way link to us.
>>25068516>>25068532>>25068537If we're getting everyone we can have an inpromtu housewarming party!
Good morning, Decu!
>>25068516>The inner circlePurple, red, green, yellow, blue, pink...I like it.
>OH GOD IORI + MIDORI + BADGuys calm down. We just explain that Midori's old incubator was a dick and we got her a new one, that won't give her those kinds of jobs. She only took it because she would suffer a fate literally worse than death if she didn't.
>>25068545MAXIMUM PARANOIA says that Kyubey's override on Jubey's contract wasn't as absolute as he believed, and Jubey still has the ability to force Midori to witch out solely to spite us, as he did with Mirai.
>>25068394>That last bit.SEE. I have questions about this.QB bruteforced and took over her contract.And JB's one includes the provisions for it.It kinda implies that the provisions carried over and QB now might have the rights for them.We REALLY REALLY need to ask QB if he managed to change the terms of her contract.
>>25068515>And it's not like we will be going full Kharn and molesting Midori at every opportunitySays you.
>>25068546Housechilling party, more like.I still fully support this idea. We could even have Kumatora come along, if only to watch her spill all her pasta when she gets invited to the big bosses party.
>>25068369>if there's ever a pair of kneecaps that need a magical .50 round through, we'll be there.Please remind me, how did it turn out the last time we shot someone's legs off?
>>25068546Inviting her to a party might make blueberry stop bitching at us for a while, at least.Who am I kidding, it will never happen.
>>25068588>Wear hat>Announce we are having a housewarming party>Sayaka and Kyouko, go warm the bedroom!>Midori, come warm my chair!>Mami, warm up the pancake pans!
>>25068290Do the car thing. It's actually better if the Idols see us do that, it'll leave the exact nature of our transgression more hard to guess and make it seem less like we're definitely dumping her.Might want to kick Kumatora out of the car to go run some laps around the block when we get there, though.
>>25068563>>25068568What I'm a bit worried about is whether QB's contract override is still wholly intact when Mirai sacrificed her life so that her soulgem could be used to house Midori's soul. While Jyubey wasn't able to make Midori witch-out in Siberia, we do not know if the whole soulgem business with Mirai would allow Jyubey a greater degree of control over Midori.Of course, this all depends on whether the soulgem factors in at all with a contract, or if it's just something that is created as a consequence. It might be important enough to ask QB about.
>>25068602last time we did that, we got someone who literally made porn of us and saved our asses from a painful sad death.i'd say that was good end.
>>25068608And then we ended up with five magical girls sharing one apartment.Best end.
>>25068602Well, ONE of the last times it happened we got a new sidekick who literally gave her life to save us from hell. Couldn't hurt to try it again sometime.
>>25068610No, keep Kumatora. We need her to witness.
>>25068602A serial lifesaver.
>>25068608>Mami, theres pancakes but wheres the syrup?>Right here.And then she pours it into the pool between her knockers.
Its that time again, huh?
>>25068608>Pinky feels left out, warms up the entire apartment with a freak electrical fire.
>>25068612It's something to ask Coobie later, at any rate.Since we're going to all the effort to not be Kharn, he might do some digging for us to alleviate the paranoia.
>>25068631That would get syrup EVERYWHERE. At least have her put it in a bowl between her mamis.
>>25068641>not wanting to lick syrup off mami's body
>>25068628Need her to witness what? Our potential failure at comforting someone who cared for us? At best, her presence will only make both Chiaki and Iori a bit more nervous, at worst, she sticks her foot in her mouth hard enough to cause rivers of spaghetti to fly from Chiaki's pockets like a Minecraft lava accident.
So is Kumatora based on anyone?
>>25068648>Mami's body>not Mami's mamis
>>25068602We got FRIENDSHIP!We are sort of like Nanoha but instead of pink lasers we use magical .50 rounds
>>25068610Nah, Kumatora stays.We'll just motion for her to stay silent when we get into the car, then Iori can cry all she likes while she gets driven wherever.
WAITBEFORE WE LEAVEGRAB A DONUTAND SHOVE IT INTO KUMATORA'S MOUTH>"No. Talking."
>>25068651Her physical description so far has said "black hair in long twin tails" and her soulgem is kept on her belt buckle. That's all I can recall.
>>25068648It's a new goddamn apartment. I don't want syrup all over the floor.Also, if we're bringing my personal tastes into it, I hate syrup.
>>25068658>magicalAll our ammo is 100% normal.Only scrubs and Mami use magic bullets.
>>25068631>>25068648Syrup is actually kind of hard to lick off properly and heaven forbid you touch it with your hand accidentally, because then everything else you touch will start to chafe like sticky hell. >Captch: Sugared sayingYou don't say.
>>25068655Women don't really like it when you focus exclusively on their tits. Gotta work over everything.
>>25068667Pretty sure nothing that comes out of the golden Deagle could be considered non magicalIf it wasn't magical before we shot it then it damn well was once it was fired from that thing, and probably cursed to hell and back
>>25068648As somebody who has actually tried the whole 'licking food products off your life partner' thing, I have but one recommendation: Don't. It is really not pleasant for either party.
>>25068670>licking syrup off Mami's delicious sensual body>suddenly Pinky!>look up in shock>hand goes on Mami to stabilise us after sudden movement>syrup on hand>try to wipe it off>syrup on clothes>it gets in our hair>hair sticks to our face>syrup everywhereFUCKING TIMESTOP
>>25068670>Syrup is actually kind of hard to lick off properly>implying that's not the best part
>>25068695Not only that, but everything in the entire world becomes sticky. We found patches of choc syrup on the TV remote four days after the fact.
>>25068729...How did the TV remote figure into love making?Wouldn't a controller be better? At least it has rumble.
>>25068687I've done it with nutella just couple days ago. And everything went better than expected.You just have to keep it waist-up, really, since getting chocolate cream stuck at certain areas situated lower can turn into a case of nasty yast infection.For everything else there is flavored lube.
>>25068636That's our Pinky![X] Take it to the car. We shouldn't have done this in public to begin with.
>>25068687>>25068687>As somebody who has actually tried the whole 'licking food products off your life partner' thing, I have but one recommendation: Don't. It is really not pleasant for either party.As someone who did that, too, it actually is kind of nice. At least if you are not retarded enough to actually use syrup.Seriously why the fuck would someone use syrup for that?!
>>25068687Trying to do sexy things when you don't know the actual result is always more hilarious in hindsight than sexy. Fictional porn did not prepare me for the fact that a brand of lube will apparently stain your bedsheets into tiedye patterns.
>>25068304 >>25068318 >>25068321 >>25068325You stand up and make your way around the table, towards Iori. Yes, alright, you've made her cry, the same way you did when you said goodbye before taking off to Siberia. But she was somewhere safe then - inside a big mansion, surrounded with maids and someone who seemed to genuinely like her despite being a fanboy. It was alright to leave her then, safe to simply remove yourself from the premises and allow her to recover. But here...well, Iori is out in the open. Out in public. A popular idol, popular enough that someone rich enough and sick enough actually orchestrated a plan to rape her and put it out on video. This was something similar - not as sick, but just as damning. Just as damaging.Before you could take Iori's hand, however, to pull her gently out of her chair and lead her to the car - you see most of the idols that have been watching had risen out of their seats, too. Their eyes narrowed at you as they approach as a group, heads with multicolored hair teased into hairstyles you didn't even know was possible. If you...if you hadn't killed them all personally, you'd have mistaken them for Kilgore's harem. All they needed, really, was knives in their hands and bloody tears dripping down their cheeks, inking lines on grinning faces."That's far enough, please," One of them, a tall idol with long golden-blonde hair, styled into a rather unruly, carefree way - speaks up. "Don't come any closer to Iori. You've done enough, thank you. We'll take it from here. Please leave before you do any more damage."You easily return the collective glare aimed at you - well enough that some of them actually step back, or hide behind their companions - but the rest seems to be determined to stare you down. Despite, you know, you being a Magical Girl and all that. Someone who could, if she wanted, freeze time and end their careers with a point-blank Vindicare makeover.[1/2]
MGNQ: Shadowruns licking substances off somebody else
>>25068761...Or maybe that was the point, in and of itself? Either way, they've got guts, these idols."Matsuda-san." Another voice chimes in, imperious, cold, haughty, but more refined, more elegant. You glance at the direction where it came from, and see Takane Shijou stepping forward from the crowd. One of the idols you met in the gala, where you went undercover as Iori's maid. "I wish we could have met again in better circumstances. Now that I see your true form, I would have liked to have spend time with you. But as Miki-san said, we'll take it from here. Not just because we wish to protect her from anything else you might do, but also to protect her from anyone else who may see this." Takane gestures towards Iori with a slow, careful hand. "Should the media catch wind of this, it would not be very pretty."It's then that she narrows her eyes at you, ever so slightly. "Please, Matsuda-san. Couldn't you have chosen a better time to do this? Right here, right now, before the concert?" Her tone seems to be chiding, here.How do you react?Try to defend yourself. All you wanted was to clear this up before it got too bad.Nod silently, pick up your cap, and leave. You've said all you need to be said."Miki, eh? What a coincidence. I know someone else with a bitch mouth like yours. Always opens it at the wrong time, too."
>>25068739That's the problem, it didn't. How it got onto the remote is just one of life's little puzzles, I guess.
>>25068761>Miki trying to flex nuts at a magical girlHo pls
>>25068749Probably just one of those "Hey I think I heard of X being done with sex in X possibly fictional account, maybe we should try that" things that always happens and becomes an embarrassing memory.I didn't fall for the syrup one at least, mostly because I'm used to things becoming an unmanagably sticky apocaplyse even when just eating the stuff NORMALLY.
>>25068769>[X]Look to Iori. It's her call whether she would rather come with us or stay here with her coworkers.
>>25068769>[x]Try to defend yourself. All you wanted was to clear this up before it got too bad.
>>25068291Ah, sorry. had to get something to eat.To be honest, I'd prefer to remove those bits from the Ebook and put them in a separate one. The only reason why I don't is because previous times that I've asked the only answer I got was to leave those bits in. Granted, I've only asked twice on /tg/ and I only got one answer of "leave them in" each time.The only reason why I'm not going to make separate Ebooks is because it takes about an hour to convert the files and upload as is, and I'd rather not needlessly double that. If I do remove those bits and put them in a separate Ebook, then I won't upload the version that has them all in one.If everyone else wants the Decu and non-Decu bits separated in different Ebooks, I'llv start doing that from now on.
>>25068769[x]Nod silently.They'll take it from here. We never pretended to be good at this. The important thing is protecting Iori's reputation, and they're her friends, after all. Maybe add a..."Sorry. ...Take care of her."Then I guess loiter around a bit to make sure they're not Callidus planning to rape her or something. GO GO SHADOWRUNS
>>25068769Apologize, pick up our cap and leave
>>25068769>"Miki, eh? What a coincidence. I know someone else with a bitch mouth like yours. Always opens it at the wrong time, too."hue
>>25068769>Nod silently, pick up your cap, and leave. You've said all you need to be said.Most in-character choice. If we had the cap on, would be the last one. But defend ourselves? lel, never.
>>25068769>Nod silently, pick up your cap, and leave. You've said all you need to be said.Good to see their bond is as strong as ever.
>>25068785This, minus the Shadowruns.
>>25068769>Nod silently, pick up your cap, and leave. You've said all you need to be said."You are right... sorry."anything else would probably make us seem less sincere.
>>25068781This. Why the fuck did we do this here and now again? We should've grilled her for info and let her down gently later, away from the prying eyes of media and idols.Murderface's spaghetti only excuses so much.
>>25068769[X] Ask Iori what she wants.Since when do we get intimidated by a bunch of girls?
>>25068769>[x]Nod silently, pick up your cap, and leave. You've said all you need to be said.
>>25068769...Are we about to get fucking rolled by 765 Productions?
>>25068784Casting my vote for separate Ebooks.
>>25068769[x]Nod silently, pick up your cap, and leave. You've said all you need to be said.
>>25068769>Nod silently, pick up your cap, and leave. You've said all you need to be said.We've got the warmaster powers.Time to use them.We can pull up the PR/blackmail dept. Suppress any news of this incident.Iori won't get hurt by this.
>>25068769Don't drop a beat. Straight back to deadpan.>"Miki, eh? What a coincidence. I know someone else with a bitch mouth like yours. Always opens it at the wrong time, too."Followed by a hairswish, and then walk back towards the car.Maybe say "...Sorry." in a voice that's *just* loud enough for people to hear.
>>25068769>[x] "Your Call, Iori."
>>25068769>[X]Nod silently, pick up your cap, and leave. You've said all you need to be said.
>>25068814>Why the fuck did we do this here and now again? Because that was the only opportunity seeing her before the concert. That is before things get EVEN MORE complicated.
>>25068814Because we wanted this over and done withWe just didn't think ahead to move her somewhere private first
>>25068828Seconding the PR stuff. It might be seen as an abuse of power by others, but it is probably prudent in this case.And given how Kharn composed herself as Warmaster, I think that media suppression would fly under the radar.
>>25068781>>25068816>>25068834>>25068844This probably isn't the best idea. Dropping the bomb we just did on her and then immediately making her choose between us and her colleagues is a dick move.>>25068769>Nod silently, pick up your cap, and leave. You've said all you need to be said.Perhaps with an addendum asking Takane to take care of her.We don't have half a fuck to give about Miki, but Takane, at least, we have had some contact with prior and seems to hold us in at least some kind of regard.
>>25068769[x]"Miki, eh? What a coincidence. I know someone else with a bitch mouth like yours. Always opens it at the wrong time, too."This is between the two of us, and we're not going to back down just because a bunch of spoiled princesses are feeling territorial. We will simply establish that we'll leave if Iori wishes it, and not before then.
Moon Princess is displeased.Our apartment will get attacked by vampires tonight. Calling it now.
>>25068828Good planThey must have mastered the art while covering Kharn so this will be easy
[x] Just nod, and timestop the fuck out of here.Now's a time to get kicked by pinky, if any.
Don't you guys get it? This is a good thing.She's now surrounded by people who would stand up to somebody as intimidating as Murderface to protect her. They're clearly her friends right now, and they can help her get through this. We drew all their hatred to us, so now they're defending her.Don't say a fucking word. Pick up the hat and bounce.
>>25068828>We can pull up the PR/blackmail dept. Suppress any news of this incident.we can make damn well sure that this doesn't get out.
I have this silly idea about asking Pinky for her opinion.If we take the hat and make to put it on, we could use it to cover our hands while we use the shield to timestop.I mean, we were against leaving Iori with the Idols and now we're all fot it? Because of a few words?
>>25068785This, also without shadowrun.
>>25068880Actually, I support this motion.This entire time we've been saying 'Magical and normal don't mix' but the only magic any of these mooks have seen from Murderface is the 'Bullet' kind.Nod, Timestop, and fucking disappear in front of all of them. That should drive the message home.
>>25068890No, because we found out that they were actually supportive of her, rather than being gossipmongering bitches.
>>25068871Oh, we have WAY worse to look forward to than vampires if this is the case.Remember what else in the plot so far is moon-based? A certain orbital grief seed.
>>25068871Let her come we will keep the hat on.
>>25068873>implying Kharn cared for covering her exploits
One of the drawfags really needs to give us Murderface paralyzed with indecision as we all vote and change our votes.
>>25068904>TimestopPINKY TIME"You know how I hugged you to make you feel better? It would be really great if you could do that for me now."
>>25068880Two birds with one stone.I'm sure Pinky is getting lonely.
>>25068904Works for me.
>>25068890The original worry was that these idols might have been RL idols who'd act like RL idols do.Miki has shown the idolmaster bonds still hold true, even in MGNQ. It's safe to leave Iori with her.
>>25068769[x]Nod silently, pick up your cap, and leave.And then smile weakly at Takane. "Sorry, there is never enough time when the Reaper is always nearby. That's just how it is.""Please take care of her."Of course, the Reaper wears pink~
>>25068761>>25068769>Nod silently, pick up your cap, and leave. You've said all you need to be said.Pretty much this. There is nothing we can say that won`t antagonize us further.Despite what those stuck up, prissy dolls are saying there is never something like a "good moment" to break up. Fucking Idols.
Guys, isn't Iori the only idol that knows we're magical? I'm fairly certain that the others don't know this, and Iori even avoided mentioning any "magical" business within earshot of her friends in the last thread.Time-stop now? Really?
>>25068952>Suddenly, Reaper from the sky
>>25068960Why not? Maybe one of her little floozy idol friends will be like 'What? Trying to get into the pants of a MAGICAL GIRL? Bitch, you crazy.'Why do the heavy lifting when you've got a group of sycophants to do it for you?
>>25068928Kharn didn't, but her underlings probably did, the last thing Malal needed would be someone catching a video of Kharn fucking an idol on a balcony with their cell phone camera.
>>25068932>hugging Pinky>not sexing her inshucky
>>25068998>not sexing her down
>>25068989Take 'camera' off the end of that sentence and now I have the lewds. Thx.
>>25068960Don't you know how to make a dramatic exit? And Pinky is starting to insist.
>>25069006>not sexing her up
>>25068880>timestopThis. We need to vanish out of Iori's life.
>>25068960oh wait shit yeah noWe can timestop in the car.
"Timestop away" works.
>>25069025>>25068989No. Stop it.
>>25068960Dramatic exit yo.We're warmaster now. Our face is probably going to be plastered everywhere, soon. Maybe sooner, depending on if the concert is going to turn into a bloodbath... Which it is, and if we end up fighting a daemon... Which we will.
>>25069050>Stopping it before we sex her all arou-houndNo you stop it.
>>25068880I'll support this.And I'm extra fucking paranoid about these idols. Grab a photo of each so we know who to hunt down in case something happens to Iori
>>25069135>Grab a photo of eachWe know they're 765PRO. Just ask Mami or Kyouko to run a search of them.
>>25068880I like this. Grab the hat option + timestop the fuck out of there and give them a little scare. The adrenaline from the thought of what they were trying to stare down would last them a few days.
>>25069135I mean, it's not like they're FAMOUS or anything.We could literally look them all up in the car on our way back to our apartment.And interestingly, if our investigation is rated at 3 Shadowruns or so, we might accidentally uncover an imposter by virtue of a fanboy posting a wandering Azusa sighting on social media despite our having seen her at the coffee shop.
>>25069152>We know they're 765PRO.Do we really? I mean, come on.
>>25068785This has my vote as well, sans Shadowrun.
>>25069193We may be stupid but we do know some basics like1 they are her friends and colleagues2 Iori works for 765proIt isn't that fucking hard for even amnesiac Murderface to put together let alone semi shit together warmaster Chiaki
>>25069195I'm glad people are voting for this sans Shadowrun, because that part was mostly facetious and a little bit to placate all the tinfoils.
>>25069216They LOOK LIKE her friends and colleagues.
>>25069247They're staring down a Magical Girl for her. That's a Midori-tier bond.
>>25068845>Because that was the only opportunity seeing her before the concertYou mean asking her to step inside to somewhere more private instead of outside in front of everyone wasn't an option we could take?We can always write in options, and you completely ignored that we could have chosen a better time.>>25068847>We just didn't think ahead to move her somewhere private firstIt was brought up a lot at the end of the last thread that doing this in a private location would be better, and all of the reasons why right now, in front of everyone, is a bad idea.
>>25069243Don't worry, it'll probably reach the point where Shadowrun will actually be warranted.
>>25069254Or they're magical girls illusioned by a Callidus.
>>25068785 >>25068793 >>25068794 >>25068804You nod at Takane, acknowledging your mistake. It's...well, she's right. You could have done this some other time, after this whole business with Kirishima Ruri's over and done with. But at the same time...you needed to clear the air. You needed to make sure she understood. Because it would've turned out badly for the both of you. Like...well, like how it's going, now....You should have waited. Maybe. But what's done is done. At least Iori's safe now, in hands of people she can trust. You step away as two idols break off from the main group and approach Iori, staring daggers at you the entire way. Short brown hair, with those cute short ponytails. Twins, from the look of them. One of them kneels down beside Iori, taking her hand and murmuring something you can't hear. The other places both hands on Iori's shoulders, leaning in close to whisper as well."...Your being silent doesn't really help with our opinion of you, Matsuda-san, but at least we know you understand, now." Takane says, seemingly speaking for the whole group. "If that is all, then please leave. The paparazzi may be coming along any moment, and we really don't want them complicating matters more than they already are, now."You have no reply as you take your your cap from the table and put it back on, doing so unhurriedly, carefully. You turn back to Iori, who seems to be responding to whatever the twins are telling her, having stopped crying for the time being - and then tell Takane to take care of her. She nods gravely at this."I will, Matsuda-san. I promise you this."You nod at her one last time, before making to stalk back to your car. It's not that far of a walk, but it felt that way, what with the rest of the assembled idols still trying to hate you to death.Your hand is on the door when Iori's voice suddenly cuts through the thick silence. "CHIAKI-SAN!"[1/2]
>>25069254Agreed. But we should put on our hat to make sure her conviction won't waver in the face of unnatural mental influences.
>>25069278She doesn't as much say your name as she does shout it, the tinge of desperation in her voice. Not just that, but loneliness. A loneliness that spoke of many nights alone, many days spent trying to work up a smile when you felt empty inside - a loneliness that burned your insides slowly, consuming you inside out, leaving you completely hollow."I want to be your friend! Friends... just being friends with Chiaki-san is okay!" You turn to see Iori standing up from her seat, fists clenched, eyes determined even through tears. "B-but...I have to know, please. Did...did Chiaki-san ever feel the same way, even a little bit? Or...is it simply that I never had a chance...?"How do you react?Answer her. (Write-in)Just leave.
>>25069247Yes, and we talked to someone who looked like Iori, someone who looked like Kumatora drove us here, and someone who looked like Chiaki was in our mirror when we woke up.If we're going full shadowrun and beyond here, then what if we're still trapped in that illusion 'Midori' put us in and Iori is being raped as we speak?
>>25069298Deculture, why are you doing this to me. All these feels.>Just leave. And leave a thorny Blue Rose
>>25069298Face her with a smile. Then>Just leave.
>>25069298"...My world's a shithole, Minase. ...Iori. If it weren't... ...Yeah. There'd be a chance."Then leave. Don't let her turn this into a conversation.
>>25069298"For as long as I can remember, there has been only one person I believe the term 'endearing' and 'love' may apply. You are not them."Leave.
>>25069298>Answer her. (Write-in)"I did, before I realized that what I am can only bring harm to you if we traveled down that path"
>>25069334right in the feelsyou evil person
>>25069298Hug her. 'Always'
>>25069298>"...My world's a shithole, Minase. ...Iori. If it weren't... ...Yeah. There'd be a chance."Beat me to it.
>>25069322We still have most of the bouquet, right?Do it.
>>25069298[X] Sadly, almost imperceptibly, nod yes. Whisper it just loud enough the idol bitches can hear it. Pull your cap down over your eyes and timestop out.
>>25069298>Answer her. (Write-in)"You were one of the few people who actually took interest in my well being."
>>25069298[x] Answer her."It's safer for you this way. And that's enough for me."Then leave.
>>25069298I'm sorry IoriAs much as I do like you I never did feel that way.
>>25069298"...Even if I did, there wasn't a chance.I'm sorry."
>>25069330Kinda like this one.
>>25069298>[x]Answer her. (Write-in)"Yes."Then leave.
>>25069298[x] answer"More than a little. Which is why I had to do this.I've already hurt too many people I care about."
>>25069298Your heart was stolen long ago by the girl with pink hair and black eyes
>>25069363No. Fuck, are you trying to do more damage just so that we're unable to work with the other idols during our contract, or are you just stupid and you can't figure out consequences for actions?
>>25069378But we did. If we didn't, this wouldn't be so spaghetti.>[X] I do, but everything I touch turns to shit. You deserve better.
Guys. For all those of you going the whole "Yes but no because Magical Girl life is pain" route; keep in mind, this might make her think "If I become a Magical Girl, I can be more than just friends with Chiaki-san! Then everything will be fine!"My vote is to lie, and tell her she never had a chance. Unrequited love is ultimately less painful than knowing you had a chance and blew it. We need to make this unequivocally about US, not about what might or could have been."I'm sorry, Iori. But no."
>>25069415Iori would be incredibly masochistic and stupid (and not to mention naive) to pull that, what makes you say that'll happen?
>>25069415its almost like you don't want her to become a magical girl and die a horrible death
>>25069298"If I weren't doomed, clinging to each second as if it was the last, with my best hope being a quick, clean death, we could've been together. So, yes, I DO feel the same way, but I love you too much to see you share my fate"
>>25069298[x]"You can`t afford that when you fight for People`s Hopes and Dreams. "[x] Smile faintly.
>>25069415Or it makes her wish that things had gone differently in the beginning so that she did have a chance.You're not taking into account the wish variable that let's her change what was.
"I'm not allowed to have nice things."
>>25069298[x]Answer her. With some strain, remove glasses to wipe our face. It's just dust or rain in our eyes, surely. We definitely knew we had SOME strong reaction to her before. We thought we were dead to all feeling, and yet she brought some out in us. She deserves to have her question answered honestly, and we'll do so with a nod. "Y.. Yes. To the, first thing." Turn, and leave, trying to look cool instead of awkward as we walk away.
>>25069415Hence my vote for just walking away.If you really care about them, its best to be a jerkass in this situation. They'll get better faster.
>>25069415But unrequited love is dangerous love, especially if we expect Dickbutt or Golden Weapon shenanigans. If we stomp on her heart in front of 765, our mission is going to get a lot harder. People are going to raise questions and make connections when we show up with Ruri later. There's no right answer here, only the least wrong.
>>25069298I mean, we DID, at least in our internal monologue, so it's just a matter of whether we're honest with her.I like these ways of handling it pretty well.>>25069330>>25069331>>25069371However, if we want to go full Noir, we could go with something like."I did. But it wasn't YOU who never had a chance."Maybe too melodramatic, but it never hurts to double down on telling her that being a Magical Girl is suffering.>>25069415Covered this issue in my suggestion here>>25067934We've brought this shit up a LOT, and I think she understands that her becoming a magical girl is the only thing we could never forgive her for.
>>25069415This is not one, but TWO let-down speeches we've given Iori, and we managed to critically fail BOTH of them. She deserves to at least hear the truth. Besides, she should know by now this is about us.
>>25069298[x]Smile sadly. "Don't get close to magical girls, Iori. They just hurt you, and leave you behind."
>>25069298[x] "At the begginning...maybe. I'm not used to these feelings. I think I did, though, cause that meeting before I left to Siberia hurt so much."
>>25069445Wishes are bad either way! We don't want her going off the deep end and becoming Meguka, it would literally ruin her life.>>25069433She's a teenage girl in love. She's bound to do reckless stupid shit because heartache; ESPECIALLY in the Madokaverse. Hell, Sayaka's entire character was predicated on that fact in the original canon, as well as Madoka's wish in the first timeline - emotional young girls are shortsighted and fucking retarded, especially when faced with magical wishes.
>>25069298"I'm sorry."No leading her on.
>>25069298Just answer her with a sad small nod before we get in the car, almost too small to notice as anything but us getting into a vehicle
>>25069472>"I did. But it wasn't YOU who never had a chance."I actually quite like this.
>>25069487Then if we have to be harsh, then we must do it. Better a heartbroken Iori than an Iori that will find it's way down Chiaki's gunsights one day.Answer her honestly, but make damn sure she knows that becoming a Magical Girl is something we'll loathe her for.
>>25069330I like this one.
>>25069330Yes. It's most appropriate.
>>25069472>Full noirNever go full noir. But yeah, something like "I didn't have a chance," she lit a cigarette, "Never have, never will." mite b cool.
>>25069512I think we did say something like that to her once, I could be wrong though.
>>25069528>>25069557I'm not a big fan of the ambiguity of that answer. Perhaps the answer in >>25069472Might be better?
>>25069567Well, best to reiterate it. Make sure Iori gets just how much we emphasize it.
>>25069298Both times we tried to let her down we failed because of bad choices on the players' parts, and had characters tell us we screwed up.She at least deserves an honest answer."A little bit; enough to know that there wasn't a chance for it to work out, and that it's better this way."
"I'm sorry, but no. You were a client, then a friend."
>>25069595This.Lying to the girl is the kinder thing to do.
>>25069614>Implying that's a lie
[x] shoot her with the tranq pistol
>>25069483>implying we critically failedThis is just your average break up scene mate.
>>25069298[x]Answer her. (Write-in)"Love has selfish desires.""...I didn't love you enough to want to drag you over to my hell of a world.""I just want you to stay who you are, someone who shines in her own world. My friend who can tell sing and me about a different world than what I see.""Heh.. in the end that's pretty selfish in itself isn't it ?"
Walk away.Whispering sad "no" optional
>>25069666I'd like to think most break-up-ers are smarter than to do it at the breakfast table in front of her friends and staff and with all the subtlety and kindness of a sledgehammer, or doing it a SECOND time in the middle of a crowded coffee veranda surrounded by her friends and potential spies.
>>25069697Iori sort of demanded talks.We never asked for this.
>>25069298"...Y-yeah. But.. It's better to forget about that. Sorry for being stupid." Then WALK THE FUG AWAY.
>timestop>put Kuma in driver's seat>sit behind>resume timeFOR FUCKS SAKE KUMATORA JUST GO STRAIGHT
>>25069711It was completely up to us to move the venue, but we didn't. Why is that? When it was pointed out several times that this is a crowded area with multiple people listening in, it was obvious to go somewhere private, like inside the coffee shop and into one of their booths, at the very least.
>>25069711Iori didn't "demand" anything. She didn't pin us in an arm bar to say "When you dump me, you damn well better do it in a crowded place, missy!" We had every chance in the world to not be a doofus, but everyone was in such a hurry to dump her they literally could not wait five seconds to get her somewhere alone.
>>25069720Telling her truth is the opposite of wise.She's going to look for faults.Then she's going to blame.Then she's going to regain hope because "hey, I actually had a chance".Then we're going to have even more trouble
>>25069738In fact, it was almost lovingly described by Deculture how everyone around us was watching us, and paying attention. Almost like Decu just knew we were going to be spaghetti enough to blunder blindly into this whole thing not only once, but twice.
>>25069741Repercussions only matter if you give a damn in the first place.We've proven we don't care for Iori at all.
>>25069330 >>25069472You look at Iori, and manage to work up a smile of your own. Even if the last thing you feel like doing now is smiling. Or doing anything at all.Your smile is a small, sad thing, and you pull down the brim of your hat to hide your eyes just as you murmur your answer. Loud enough for her to hear in the deafening quiet of the coffee shop."...I did, Iori. But it wasn't you who never had a chance."You turn away just as Iori sobs again. You're already getting into the car as you see her friends stepping forward, crowding around her. Takane wrapping her arms around the brown-haired idol and leading her deeper into the coffee shop, away from you. She turns to meet your gaze, giving you an impassive nod before going back to the matter at hand. You shut the door on that scene, blocking your view and theirs with bulletproof tinted glass.To her credit, Kumatora doesn't say anything for a while, instead quietly starting the car up and driving off. Seemingly getting the hint that you just needed to get away from there as quickly as possible. The coffee shop disappears behind you in no time, and it's only after a while that Kumatora speaks again."There's tissue in the dispenser, sempai," She says, in a voice much more sedate than her usual cheerful one. "The one in the back seat armrest."Ah. Yeah. That thing that folds up into the back seat itself. You locate it, and tear off a few sheets. "Where to now, sempai?" Kumatora asks after you've finished wiping your eyes and blowing your nose. Your shield is clicking a bit more audibly now, loud enough for you to hear it clearly, but seemingly unnoticed by the Eversor driving you around. "I can drive around a bit more for you if you just want to cool off for a bit..."Charles' Bar. You need a drink.Back to Headquarters.Have Kumatora drop you off in your apartment.
>>25069770>Have Kumatora drop you off in your apartment.Let's have a nice chat and sit-down with pinky at home.
>>25069759Then your reading comprehension is shit-tier, given all of the times that Chiaki's internal monologue has said that she cares for Iori.Not to mention, generating unnecessary hostility between us and a client, and the people we have to work with starting tomorrow?You are absolute shit at predicting consequences, and that kind of cavalier give-no-fucks attitude is what gets people killed in a neo-noir.
>>25069770> Timestop. Pinky time.
>>25069770[X] ApartmentBut first [X] Pinky
>>25069770>[x]Charles' Bar. You need a drink.Say, Kumatora, you drink whiskey occassionaly?You do now.
>>25069770[x] TIMESTOP. PINKY
>>25069770Apartment. Tell Kumatora to stop by a liquor store though.
>>25069770Back to HQWe will drop off Kumatora and get rid of those panties we decided to grab for whatever god forsaken reason then take a walk back to our apartmentWhile going and rekindling our friendship with Kong and Charles might be tempting we have other things to do right nowMaybe just swing by our office and stealthily drop them into the box so it doesn't end up awkward
>>25069770>shield clicking moreTimestop and see what Pinky wants.Then>Back to Headquarters.Still have work to do.
>>25069770>[X] Charles' Bar. You need a drink.Time to drown our sorrows and do the Soul Gem thing with Pinky
>>25069786>>25069788>>25069796>>25069797Whichever choice we choose, we should make a quick call to HQ or whoever we contact to make sure that the media suppression of this incident goes on.
>>25069770>Have Kumatora drop you off in your apartment.Pinky wants to talk with us. Let us do so. Alcohol can wait.
>>25069770Wouldn't it be better for us to be alone at the Apartment with Pinky?
>>25069770[x] Charles Bar, go drink with pinkie
>>25069770[x]Apartment, but stop by a liquor store on the way.We're not going to get shitfaced, but a little bit to take the edge off would be great.
>>25069770[x] CHarle's BarOPERATION GET PINKY DRUNK IS GO
>>25069770[x]It's bar time. Bar time. Bar time. It's been too long since we've had a good drink.
>>25069770TIme to cry in Pinky's arms
>>25069770>[x]Back to HeadquartersI think that we should either:>Start finding out who the prophet is >start mastering another gold weapon. (I think we should try to bend XX to our will)
Isn't Kyoko and Midori at the apartment right now?Might not be a good idea to head there immediately.
>>25069840Pretty sure Pinky wants to talk to us first. Might as well meet up with her at the Bar.>>25069843Damn, I forgot about that.
>>25069843I don't think so? The whole Mami thing is scheduled for the evening anyway. And if they are, we can timestop outside the apartment. Just not in a cramped space that is the car.
>going to Charle's Bar or stopping by a liquor storeGreat going on disappointing Mami and running away from the mess you caused, again.
I'm from thread 12 and what is this
>>25069866We don't have our key anyways.We tossed it to Kyoko and Midori
[x] Charle's bar-[x] Drink a before talking to Pinky.-[x] Then drink while talking with Pinky.-[x] Then drink after having drunk sex with Pinky.Nothing can go wrong with this plan.
>>25069868Alcoholics don't tend to make good choices. I don't like it either but it seems realistic.
>>25069875Something that should have been taken care of in thread 12.
>>25069868We're recovering, not running away, first.Mami encouraged us to do It, second
>>25069868>stopping drinking for some hoeWhat next? We'll stop smoking and become an upstanding magical girl?
And that's that! The next thread will be on Wednesday!Thank you for your participation, feedback is always appreciated!Questions answered after another writeup!
>>25069770[X] Charles' Bar. You need a drink.But first: > Activate Timestop, acquire Pinky.She's waiting.
>>25069896Mami encouraged us to be honest with Iori, not to make her cry in front of all of her friends in a messy break-up. That was all us being stupid and impatient.>>25069899Alcohol no longer reigns supreme; water does. Or did you forget that part after the procedure completed?
>>25069921You're tearing me apart Decu!
>>25069868Midori was the one who wanted us to stop drinking and smoking, you milksop.
>>25069921So, how badly did we fuck this situation with Iori up?You had a lot of obvious warning signs, and yet people still barreled ahead without any consideration for consequences.
>>25069924>honest with Iori, not to make her cryBut that's the same thing.
>>25069929And Mami and Misaka, you brain-addled twit.
"Sabpyon." Perfect. She was waiting for me in my room when I got back, just sitting on my bed. "Sabpyon, what did you do with my tablet." The vox whatever in her helmet makes it pretty hard to figure out what Mal's thinking most of the time, but this was...even, I guess. Little more even than usual. What tablet?"Don't screw with me, Sabpyon."I told her I fed it to Lily, because I totally thought about it for like...probably longer than it took to make me the biggest asshole. I couldn't keep the shit-eating grin off my face, though - but hell, that's half of why I wear a helmet."Bullshit. If you're going to be like this, I'm going to go find it." She stood and made for the door, like she was gonna squeeze past me. I slammed my arm into the frame at about her chest-height, and when she tried to duck under, blocked even lower than that with my pipe, then shoved her back with it. I pulsed a little rust her way, but it fizzled against her. It was just to make sure she knew I wasn't fuckin' around - I could take off my suit and shove my tongue down her throat and I couldn't do shit against her.She seemed to get the hint, anyway. Stopped trying to get through, just glared up at me with her hands on her hips.I gave it to someone, see, to hide for me. So she couldn't mindread it out of me or whatever until she'd actually taken a fucking day off for a change."Oh. So Nakajima has it."Fuck! N...no.(1/6)
>>25069932>still bitching about thisWe needed to do this NOW, before the situation went to shit in the concert.
>>25069921Are you planning on giving us FEELS or does it sort of happen, Decu?
>>25069947She slipped under my pipe, awkwardly squeezing through the door while I stood there like a retard trying to figure out a better plan. I didn’t really come up with one, but I had to do somethin’. So I jumped her and put her in a headlock.Mal ain’t a pussy. She can get out of a headlock, usually with the careful administration of a couple of kidney shots. So I expected that, kinda. But all she did was start laughin’. Which was great. I could work with that.“This really means a lot to you, huh?” I explained that I’d set things up so that nobody’d explode if she wasn’t babysitting for a day. I talked Miss Mami and Dorothy into accompanying the big shots for the day, and between those two there was no way anyone out there was gonna have any kind of fun. Unless they had fun by quietly sipping coffee at a café somewhere and talkin’ about…sweaters, or someshit.C’mon, Mal. Don’t be a dick. Be a dude.“You can let me go, Sabpyon. Just make sure I get it back when we’re done.” Yessss. This was gonna be awesome. Fuckin’, we never got to do this stuff, what with Mal pretty much fucking running the Ninth. I didn’t let her go until I’d dragged her all the way back into my room and shut the door behind me.---(2/6)
>>25069932I say we did pretty good.The fuck did you expect, smiles and relief?We only got tears. No aggression, no begging, no spaghetti.It's cool.
>>25069941>in front of all of her friends in a messy break-upI'm pretty sure that Mami wouldn't approve of this.
>>25069927Ahaha!>>25069932Well, erm, it went better than I expected, but...well, it can't get any worse!
>>25069932It's /tg/, damn the consequences is our middle name.
>>25069953I didn’t keep a whole lot of shit in my room. Bass guitar that I probably needed to practice more. Bed. High-end PC I mostly used to zone out when I was tired. And the centerpiece, a big-ass motherfucking TV surrounded by piles of…fucking, media, I guess. VHS. DVD. Blu-ray. Even had a coupla laserdiscs but those were mostly, y’know, collector’s items. The TV was my baby, though – had Dorothy help me pick out something made for pretty much a home theater, since she’s into that shit, too. Made it easy to spend days just…sitting and watching movies.And that’s what Mal liked to do, when we got the time. No fuss. No runnin’ around. No cleanin’ up. She was part of the reason I got this big motherfucker, but I wouldn’t tell her that. She’d pro’lly never believe how much I fucking love this TV again. We were on our third movie. …’The Last Song’, after ‘The Notebook’ and ‘Nights in Rodanthe’. …Shut up. Shut the fuck up. Okay? Mal was…she liked that kind of shit. We were gonna marathon all of Sparks’s movies. Have a big fuckin’ crygasm.Her visor was flipped up by the end of ‘The Notebook’, and her eyes were all pink and puffy. …Uh, more pink than usual. At this point her nose was turnin’ red from all the tissues she was burning on it, and…well, I guess mine wasn’t much better. Neither of us said anything, though. Bro code. I wasn’t allowed to be a girl about this shit, and nobody got to pretend Mal was anything but an immovable, sarcastic rock.(3/6)
>>25069961…When we finished ‘The Last Song’, something that was nagging at me a little bit finally…I guess I finally had the chance to say it, without fucking up the atmosphere. This wasn’t the first time we’d sat and watched sappy movies together, but we didn’t usually get enough time to think about it. I guess I wanted to know why she liked ‘em so much. I was surprised when she seemed to take the question so seriously, but it’s not like that was weird for her.“I watch movies like this to remind myself that love makes people do stupid things.” She only thought about it for a second, and there was no hesitation in her voice at all once she spoke. Creaked a little bit because she’d been cryin’, though. Then she offered that smile that…I guess felt like it only belonged to me. I don’t think anyone else ever got to see it. A smile that kinda pushed my worries way to the back of my mind. Mal really had a way of making everything seem okay, even when they were already pretty good. “What about you?”…Me? Never really thought about it. It was different from everything, I guess. It was stuff that I never thought’d happen to me when I was in the hospital, and it’s all shit that’s…a hell of a lot fluffier than life now. Not that I’d trade what I got for some cheesy romance novel. …I had a girlfriend that got up early to bake apple pie whenever she was gonna be busy working all day.I’d give up a lot of shit for that pie.---(4/6)
>>25069894So you're saying we left Iori marinating in her tears for like a whole 80 threads? Still the same shit?
>>25069958It can always get worse. Always.
>>25069964We were up to ‘A Walk to Remember’ when the door cracked open. We moved in unison – two visors snapped down at once, and in about a second and a half, a couple of tissue boxes and a huge mound of wadded-up tissues were swept off the bed, and instead of some sappy movie neither of us’d ever be caught dead with, Die Hard was on.…Then it was just Lily, and I think both of us felt a little retarded. I sure did. Lily didn’t care, and she wouldn’t say anything. Looked like she’d been crying, too, and she sniffed loudly as she poked her head in.“Lieutenant Hartford. What brings you to this very super-important Culexus strategy meeting?” Malal straightened up immediately and assumed a faux-military tone. Man, she really knew how to deal with kids – I could never pull that off with a straight face. I wondered how much she did this kind of thing back at the Ninth. Lily sniffed again and let herself in the room, closing the door quietly behind her and snapping a half-hearted salute.“Miss Marigold’s leaving, and I don’t know what to do.” She settled in between us on the bed and Mal took her hand and squeezed it. I ruffled her hair a little, myself, and she smiled a little. Malal gave me a look over the top of her head, and over our helmets’ private comm channel, she urged me on.After a second, I reached over and dug out a half-used box of tissues for her. I wasn’t sure what to say right away, but under Mal’s visor, I could almost see that smile.…Sometimes love makes people do…weird things. I said it, but it sounded half-assed coming out of my mouth, so I was pretty quick to try and follow it up. The Warmaster…Miss Marigold found someone really special to her. Special enough to jump ship.“But I’m not special enough for her to stay…?”Shit. Damn it Mal why are you just sitting there. Her voice crackled through the comm channel again.-Step it up, senpai.-(5/6)
>>25069957Break-up being messy was a given, we're still a social fuck-up.And friend part is hardly our fault
>>25069970So I did. I told Lily exactly what I thought about the whole thing. Warmaster Marigold was batshit crazy and she was probably leaving so she and the Spiritual Liege of the Seventh could bloodfuck every goddamn day without anyone being able to stop them. …Lily stared up at me with the eyes of a kid that didn’t know what the hell she was just told. Which was…probably pretty accurate. It seemed to dawn on her after a couple of seconds, though, and she nodded.“The Spiritual Liege is strong, so Miss Marigold wants to eat her.” Mal snorted in her mask, and I had to fight back a laugh, too.Yeah, Shortcakes. That’s exactly right. Kid didn’t seem all that happy about it, but at least she wasn’t crying, now. With the grace and timing of someone used to cleaning up other people’s shit every day of her life, Mal whipped out a jawbreaker a minute later, after Lily’d calmed down some. Made a cute comment about it being bonus pay, since she was being such a good soldier about all this, then tossed it into the air a bit. A second later, it was in Lily’s mouth, wrapper and all, and after an earsplitting crunch, she spit out the wrapper, with just a little bit of candy-colored saliva in it.Man, Lily sucks at jawbreakers.(6/6)
>>25069921Was our answer to Iori good? As in, will she hate us after this, or in the event we find her again we can talk to her without wishing we were dead?What about 765? Are we on their black list forever?
>>25069948>We needed to do this NOWYes, but in a public place when going somewhere out of view was a choice? That's simply impatient and stupid.>>25069956No, I expected that it be done in private instead of in the middle of a crowd in public.
>>25069943They want us to stop killing ourselves with substance abuse. Mami still bought us wine for the new apartment. Midori wants us to kick the habit cold turkey.Apply yourself, you ignoramus.
>>25069995The concert is soon.We'll find out
>>25069921>that time again!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20Questarchive is up!maybe i should have waited for the write up to finish...shit, sorry.>>25069958son of a-
>>25070007>nevermind, I can still update it>HUZZAH!
>>25069995It was good, yes! Better than I'd hoped! Actually, it was a very kind answer. As for 765, well, Chiaki isn't on their black list, but she's going to have a few cold shoulders turned her way during the concert!
>>25069921Alright, Thanks for the Thread!>>25068824Well if there aren't any objections, I'll make separate ebooks for Decu and non-Decu posts sometime this weekend.And next week people will be asking me why there's two ebooks instead of one.>>25069966We couldn't really do anything about that for the last... 30? 40? 50? threads anyway. We were in Siberia for that, training, dealing with surprise witches, and getting our own heart torn out.
>>25070001So Garcia's place was better?With the host in question present?Or maybe our place that would give her room for wailing and begging?Cafe was good.We just had no chance in knowing about other idols
>>25070023>It was a kind answerThank you Decu. I can sleep easy tonight.All these feels.
>>25070023Good, we don't need even MORE idols on our junk. Already have enough shadowruns going around with Kiristalker Ruri
>Culexus adventureswritefag why>>25069921Were we ever getting out of there without Iori in tears?
>>25070001At least in the cafe she was surrounded by friends.
>>25070035Ruri, as opposed to Iori wasn't living with us and making us food so after the work we can kindly tell her to fuck off
>>25070001>Yes, but in a public place when going somewhere out of view was a choice?The idols watching was a nonfactor.
>>25070030>We just had no chance in knowing about other idolsYes, in not knowing they were going to be there. But as soon as we knew they were there, why didn't we move the location? Why didn't we just move inside the cafe instead of outside in the middle of everyone?
>>25070025Honestly I still don't see the needIf it is that much more work to make two ebooks then just leave it as is and people can skip it themselves
>>25070048And rivals. And star-fucking hipsters. and Ruri
>>25070070Shit, WAS Ruri there? Would we even be able to tell? Iori'd point her out, right?Right?
>>25070070I don't think that last one was there...>>25070023Decu, beside the 765 idols, were any others there?
>>25070046Because Culexus are awesome is why>>25069961>>25069964Malal having girls emotions?Blasphemy!Actually it is quite cool, it gives us a more complete character and explains more about her so I think it is good
>>25070087>Because Culexus are awesome is whybut anonthey all dieall of themand it's all our fault
>>25070063Maybe because they were obviously on a break and the back-alley or the car weren't this much of a cool ideaOr, there was simply a limit in dancing around the thing. We just needed to do the damn thing.We're socially retarded after all, dammit
>>25070046Yes, you could have, by not taking up the opportunity and leaving it for another time.
>>25070023DecuMalal side quest when?
>>25070084I can say that those who moved to support Iori were 765 idols, yes!
>>25070098True but that doesn't mean they can't have awesome times while they are alive
>>25070103And that would have just made things worse in the end, yes?>>25070106Malal is dead.Rather Charlotte Quest tbh. She's still got Mami's guns, after all.>>25070119>that wordingOH GOD WHAT
>>25070119Meaning everyone who didn't were potential spies and Ruri will try to get in out pants even more now. Well, eh. We can work with that.
>>25070064Separating it isn't that much work, it's just that converting two 35mb word files and then uploading two versions of a 68mb .rar file would take way too long.
>>25070119Decupyon, Decupyon, Sallaka sidequest when?
>>25070119Time to get that PR/Blackmail machine rolling!
>>25070119>most of the idols
>>25070138Which will make it even better when she gets shut down.
>>25070131There is this great thing called flashbackIt allows us to play through old events like we did in Siberia as Kharn>>25070119Quick question DecultureJust what the fuck is Wendy exactly classification wiseAnd are all the rabbits eversors?
>>25070106I do have a couple of instances of Malal's flashbacks planned, but it'll be a surprise when I run them, yes! Please look out for them.
>>25070119>those who moved to support Iori were 765 idolsAnd the text did say that there were idols who didn't, which means we fucked up pretty badly.
>>25070143Soon enough! >>25070156Wendy's trained as a Callidus, but she's more of the wetwork sort rather than the sneaky sort.As for the Rabbits, most of them, yes. Wendy is the only non-Eversor Rabbit.
>>25070167That's not nearly enough tinfoil.
>>25070145First thing we do when we calm down and finish crying on pinky's shoulder.
What if Ruri proves to be better than what Iori let on? Not that we'd ever give her a chance.What if she is a magical girl?
>>25070099>We're socially retarded after allWe're not socially retarded enough to miss that there were quite a few conversations among the other idols that were conspiratorial and that were busily discussing Iori's situation. Chiaki knew that this was a bad idea, and the character thought of going somewhere more private for this, and yet you still went forward with it.
>>25069921Got home too late to do art of five million dissappointed idols, sorry.
>>25070205Yeah, character stupidity is no excuse for missing textual cues as a reader.
>>25070205>We're not socially retarded enough to miss that there were quite a few conversations among the other idols that were conspiratorial and that were busily discussing Iori's situation.We're exactly that retarded
>>25070197How secret are magical girls globally? Is it an open secret, guarded, very guarded?
>>25070213Should be "Disappoint" in place of sorry.
>>25070205Abit of a problem with quest.Most readers will tend to just choose the offered options instead of picking a 3rd one.
>>25070221>>25070227It's really not an excuse when the character is able to pick up on it, and it's written plainly that the character has picked up on it, and then the players refuse to acknowledge it.
>>25070204>Ruri proves to be betterNo fucks given>magical girlStill no fucks>Golden weapon[x] FLESH OF FALLEN ANGELS
>>25070257How's this for an answerA sufficiently large portion of the player base is sick of this bullshit every time she shows up so we just wanted to get it over and done withAll this constant "bawww you fucked it" "nuh uh we are spaghetti" is annoying as all hell and I think more than a few people wish it would go awayThe opportunity presented itself and hey! We all jumped on it so we can get on with things
>>25070257It seems to me that Iori knew what this conversation would be about and chose this place despite that. It may be that she was trying to pressure us into not doing it socially, which is pretty underhanded.Either way, I'm still glad we did it instead of just using her for information on the mission.
>>25070230Mostly somewhat open to guarded. It's like UFO rumors and sightings. Some people are convinced they're there and they're real, some people aren't. Of course, you also have to factor in that some of the Incubators have their claws in the media.
>>25070283I don't think so.In the previous thread, a good number of us offered that we should do it privately and it was the option that alot of folks voted for. To pull Iori away privately to do this.
>>25070257Let me remind you that after the very post describing the cafe our only choice was>hat on>hat offAnd then we only tried to handle the situation, so fuck off.Chiaki was already thinking only about Iori
>>25070283>How's this for an answerI'd give it a 9/10
>>25070313If the option's chosen after decu goes to bed and after the thread archive is done, he's not going to see it. There's a point after which the votes stop counting.
>>25070308If our shield isn't making funny noises, that means Pinky's not in a hurry to see us, right?
>>25070313Yes, I supported that because it meant it would be done with fasterInstead the result we got and another goddamned argument which is little better than an Internet slap fight
>>25070330I'd like to think that Decu is capable of checking the archive.
>>25070339He is capable but he isn't going to since when he says thread is over it generally means nothing beyond that point counts
>>25070339Read the whole post, man. It's like two sentences. The archive doesn't constantly update on its own. And he already waits for quite a while in most cases before calling chikuwa, giving people plenty of time to vote.In this case? A bunch of people changed their minds after it mattered. That sucks, and I'm sorry, guys. But it is what it is.
>>25070339But counting the opinions after the game is done is stupid.Session done means that session is done.AlsoMost of the people abandon the thread right after archive is up and the can vote on It
>>25070318Then how about you back and read how Chiaki was aware of her surroundings.She was aware of the gossipping of the idols and well aware of the situation she was in. Having the hat on or off doesn't mean jack shit to whether we deal with Iori publically or privately.
>>25070334Usually, yeah. The shield clicking is Pinky trying to get our attention or malfunctioning.
>>25070348He's still around answering direct questions.
>>25070381Yes that is post game answers timeNot "quickly decide that this plan that was too late is now what you want and I will count it" time
All the drama now implies that something of value was lost. Which is wrong. Suck it up and move on, we have other things to look forward to.
>>25070379Or about to spit out a big gun to solve our current problems
>Chiaki's romance acumen.
>>25070400Not that something of value was lost, but that unnecessary complications were created.We have to make sure that the paparazzi are dealt with so that this doesn't get out, who knows what the idols not affiliated with 765 Productions will do with this information, and this could complicate the security detail when the fans hear of this.
>>25070366I did.But. Are you going to argue with the presented choices? Can you seriously say that"customers you notice are also idols, some of them wearing the same costume as Iori is. A few of them eye you critically with narrowed eyes, while some hunker down with their friends, resuming their conversation in hushed whispers, turning to look at you after every sentence or two."Is very noteworthy? Maybe in retrespect but then?Did you, or anyone else went Shadowrun on that situation?We did good. We went with the flow. Made choices from presented options and got a decent outcome.Deal with It
>>25070400We did lose something of value. And it was the only possible outcome
>>25070400>All the drama now implies that something of value was lost.We were breaking up with teenage girl in a crowded cafe.Of fucking course there was drama
>>25070400>Implying banging a hot rich girl and NTRing millions of dumb otaku wouldn't be cool.
>>25070481There is nothing to imply with facts.
>>25070447There is a wonderful thing called delegationWe have a lot of power so we use it to our advantage
>>25070451Of course we can argue with presented choices. And yes, people were bringing up that we were in the center of a group of eavesdropping idols and that we needed to keep quiet on several subjects and that we needed to be careful.>The chattering starts up again, more furtively and insiduous this time>but you could tell by the stares that there's plotting and scheming going on.This was pretty noteworthy since the character already picked up on it and knew it for what it was.
>>25070550And? In the end we decided to forge on regardless. Whining doesn't change that you were outvoted.
>>25070569Then admit that you ignored all of the warning signs, that you intentionally took the stupid route, and that you're going to get us killed because of your idiocy.
>move Iori somewhere more privateThe rest of 765 would've moved against it.
>>25070602Not if it was before we made her cry.
We should have worn the hat guysthe hat would have saved us
>>25070600Holy shit, you're stubborn.No, guy.We ignored what any sane person would take as a normal girl-talk, staring at the jerkass who makes their friend cry. Then we took the polite talk ending with a pretty fucking standard break-up scene and there is nothing that will give us anything more than butthurt and cold shoulders.Deculture agrees, don't bother him about It
>>25070639Now that is the best "we should have done this" post this thread.The hat had fair chance of making us too cool to be hated
>>25070655>Deculture agreesIt was better than expected and a "very kind" answer, but that doesn't quite equal "good". Don't get ahead of yourself.
>>25070600>get us killedOkay we joke about going shadowrun level of paranoia but chill the fuck outWe are not going to get horribly murdered because we made a fucking idol cryWe have a goddamn insane goddess who has once before torn our heart out, who has shown little hesitation to do so again and if we hadn't bugged out of the situation would probably have turned up and made the cafe a bloodbathYou are blowing this so far out of proportion it isn't funny all because you think that someone is out to sabotage everything
>>25070655couldn't get any worse is not good by any measure.
>>25070655The scene may have been standard, but the subjects weren't. We ignored this, and barreled on anyway.This failure to take another option was what sparked the First Iori War, and now we lost her for good.
>>25070690You're pretty hard to please aren't you?
>>25070711BEAUTIFUL!Now can you both please shut the fuck up about this and stop shitting up thread after thread with crying about it?
>>25070709'Better than I expected', however, is.
>>25070711>lost her for goodWasn't this the entire point of this scene?
>>25070711>and now we lost her for good.But that's good. No more Iori means no more dumb wars.Look what is happening in this thread.>>25070731The thread is over, let them wail a little
>>25070711>and now we lost her for good.
>>25070655Normal girl-talk?This was in the middle of a group of idols, before Iori even began to sniffle. We did consider that a public rejection would not only negatively affect Iori's career but that it would be bad for our upcoming mission as well.>>25070700Just because a person doesn't intentionally mean to screw up, doesn't mean that they won't screw up out of incompetence.The ignoring of obvious warning signs now will lead to ignoring warnings in the future.
>>25070731>pointing out the near complete retardedness of the players = cryingNo.>>25070743>>25070748>>25070753We could've lost her for good better, As in, not in an ocean of tears and the hate of the rest of the idol posse.
>>25070753Iori become meguca now. it suffering.
>>25070700I assume this guy is more referring to the whole "Lol doesn't matter if we ignore warning signs, all's well that ends well" thing potentially happening again in worse circumstances.Technically we already got Midori killed once with "lol charge ahead" answers.
>>25070748I have been letting them wail for half the fucking run of thisI am not going to keep sitting there any more
>>25070772The scene has a hopeful tone that she'll get better and stay friends with Chiaki.Hopefully by the time the concert starts.
>>25070769>>25070772I swear you guys are THE most butthurt people I have seen this yearGoddamn
>>25070711>lost her for goodYes, and? That was the point of this meeting.The problem is the half-retarded way that some players went about it, which will lead to future problems when they continue with the same sort of reckless abandon.
>>25070797Well, you need bear with It.The concert thing is ahead. Imagine the drama
>>25070790Thank you for getting it.Getting Midori killed blocked off getting Mirai back, since Midori no longer had an intact Soul Gem and there was only enough material between Midori's and Mirai's for one complete Gem.
>>25070831RIP, potential producer of expendable mook allies and emergency food supplies.
>>25070831Big difference there. Midori-decision was just stupid. Nobody thought about what to do.Iori-decision was thought over and then it was decided that we'd damn the consequences. If you can't see this difference then you are lost to the W/a/ifu. Good day.
>>25070878>W/a/ifuOooooh.So you're THAT kinda person.Explains quite a few things
>>25070878Plenty of people thought what to do with MidoriJust too many more went "lolrandumb"This was a case of "fuck this shit let's finally end this" I agree
>>25069980that was beautiful
>>25070878You refuse to acknowledge that there was no difference, and that you're only retroactively convincing yourself that there was more thought there than there actually was.>>25070959And how are the two different? Both ignore long-term consequences for short-term gains.
>>25070987Because the Midori decision was a case of direct retardation and all around being assholesThe Iori decision was because people like you bitched and moaned until a significant portion of the participants wanted to take the first option to get rid of her
>>25070987>Having Iori off our back magical backs>short-term gainThe whole fucking thing with Ruri started because she thought that Iori and Chiaki were a couple. Since all signs point to her either having a golden weapon or just an insane magical girl telling Iori to stop clinging her NOW will help us in the long run.Hell the Iori situation is the complete opposite of what you said: short term consequences for long-term gains.
>>25070987Because some people just want to MOVE THE FUCK ON and see the short term benefit of MOVING THE FUCK ON is well worth whatever the long term consequences are.I am okay with Iori turning into a mg and witching out if it means ending this now. Totally worth it.
>>25071066100% agreed there
>>25071034>>25071066>>25071085Taking an option because you don't care about the long-term consequences just so you can get the short-term benefit is exactly what led to Midori getting killed. Both choices were to deal with the current situation in the most expedient manner, regardless of effectiveness or how it might turn out.>>25071046And letting Iori down before tomorrow's meeting with Ruri is perfectly fine. But my argument is that it should have been done by getting Iori somewhere private, and not done in front of all her friends and some rivals, in a public area.THAT shows a lack of concern for the long-term.