"Augh, what is that smell? Did you even brush your teeth? I won't permit you to the breakfast table while I can smell your breath at ten paces."Today is a repeat of yesterday, tomorrow will be a repeat of today. As you are lifted up by your collar and escorted to the bathroom to reattempt personal hygine, you feel like you've already done this a million times. The Servant who has you by the scruff looks down on you, pinching his nose. You wish you could punch him in his non-descript face, but the last time you did that, the Chief yelled at you for hours and hours about her sympathetic pain. After you are unceremoniously dumped into your own bathroom sink, you set about the task of cleaning your teeth. Again. It's been some time now since the Chief moved in. You can't say you've enjoyed the company, but some small part of you has grown accustomed to the background noise that is your new roommate. You don't know if you'll ever get into this cohabitation thing, but at the very least, you won't go insane from it. As you brush your teeth, you become aware of the shower running. You turn your head to see a figure through the fogged glass. You can already tell who it is just through the process of elimination, but this vague outline takes you off guard. You never really considered her body before. You don't have much time to think about it as the door cracks open and a soapy hand reaches out from the steam.
>>30621730"Oh, is that you, Capta--no, darling is more appropriate now, isn't it?"It most certainly is not."I seem to have forgotten the conditioner. My hair is not as luxurious as your own, but it does need to be cared for. Could you please come help me apply it?"You frown and look around. Well, she did forget the conditioner. It's fruity, flowery smelling stuff. You never would have kept something like this in the house just a short while ago, but now you're finding yourself all too used to its scent. You reach for the bottle, but are interrupted."Now, darling, don't be shy. I shall be sure to give you the proper amount of skinship in return. Don't worry about the time...while I'm sure you have the stamina to last, I am confident that my technique can relieve your more masculine morning urges."Well now you're a little annoyed. Next to the bottle of conditioner, you see the a bottle of mouthwash and have a devilish idea. You're not sure it's wise, or even decent of you to do so, but the temptation is there.>Just give her the conditioner.>Hand her the mouthwash instead.>Enough of her nonsense. Force her out of here.
>>30621750[ Twitter is here https://twitter.com/DXR27291052Setting document is here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rqpLh08K6gZ2EgxGs3oxAzWeh7ZsuSGlKC2sk755928/Archive listings are here http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Double%20Cross%20QuestAs usual, we're going to give this first prompt a little longer than usual, to make sure everyone makes it here on time.]
>>30621750>Just give her the conditioner.
>>30621750>Enough of her nonsense. Force her out of here.
>>30621750>Hand her the mouthwash instead.I would give her the conditioner, but this is Claire. She won't really be put out, and I'm curious as to how she'll rationalize it.
>>30621750>>Just give her the conditioner.We need her to be docile not aggressive don't start shit
>>30621750>Chuck the conditioner at her head.We need to find a reason to get out of the house more often.
>>30621858It should be noted that if we actually do go down that route there is no going back. It will be an endless escalation of new events to get her back to full satisfaction.
>>30621750>Ignore.Just go about your business. Also, if we need to punch a servant, just punch Chief too when she yells at us.
Everybody who hasnt yet should check out the document. It explains why treating Claire well is actually beneficial for captain.
>>30621750>Just give her the conditioner.Shut door with grimace. Toss bottle over top (assuming it is like my shower back home).>>30621730>sympathetic pain.Huh, must not be that bad if Claire told us to kill your blood-animals for training.
>>30621921This. Don't encourage her, don't react.
>>30621898Like a drug really, a head pat might not get us 100% but it should be enough to stop outright molestation, but we shouldn't just nhand them out make her earn it
>>30621750>Just give her the conditioner
>Counting up, then writing. Glad to see this turnout.
>>30621962That is a very good point. We should bring this up with her. Maybe punch a servant in the same room as her while her back is turned and see how she reacts.>>30621934Saw it. It's not going to affect my playstyle much.
>>30621934Actually, it explains that treating her well will rapidly cause her behavior to escalate when she comes off the high.
>>30621980>we shouldn't just nhand them out make her earn itWhen you say things like that, it sounds like we're legitimately her dom.
>>30622206.... fuck there isn't much I can say without it coming out that way if we're metagaming
Reminder of Truth.
>>30621962>>30622155>Fine! It doesn't really hurt much. It just takes time and effort to replace them so I don't need you damaging them.Then maybe you should make them less obnoxious.>Maybe YOU should be less obnoxious!Hmph.>Hmph!
>>30622238What. The. Fuck.
>>30622238That makes an odd amount of sense.
>>30622238>and then suddenly mpregGets me every time.
>>30622238>>30622287I prefer the theory that the current Full Diablos is a blood servant he transferred everything important over to, leaving behind a weak original that kept the mark, way less distance to leap.
>>30621750She can go lather up her own hair, but you don't see any reason why you can't just hand her the bottle. You take the bottle off the counter and bring it to Claire. Hopefully now she'll leave you be for a little bit and--"Captain get."Claire grabs you by the wrist and yanks you forward. You're too strong for her to really pull you all the way in, but your head and shoulders are pulled into the steamy shower. You frown and glare at Claire before realizing her state of undress. You move to cover your eyes but...wait, what? Two blinding shafts of light run across her body at chest and groin height, totally obscuring your vision of her more feminine features. More confused than aroused, you find yourself staring at the strange phenomenon. After a moment, Claire turns to cover herself with her hands."Please, be gentle with me in here. Everything is quite slippery."You drop the conditioner to the floor and shut the shower door behind you. "Come now, Captain. No need to be reserved."You barely register her words as you head down to the kitchen table. The Chief is sitting at the head of the table, holding a newspaper in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. Dead Maid, the strange being you picked up from the prep school, leans over and fills her cup with a fresh serving of hot black tea. Dead Maid acknowledges your presence with a silent bow, then pulls your chair out for you. You take your seat without a second thought and accept a fresh cup of morning tea from the resident maid. It's refreshing and delicious but you can't help but notice the rumbling in your stomach.
>>30622505The Chief looks at you, a curious expression flashing over her face for a moment before it settles on her usual scowl."You'll just have to wait for Claire to make breakfast, you beast. I've nothing prepared for a dirty animal like you."Good morning to you too, Chief. You take another cup of tea, drinking in silence for a few moments before the Chief sets her newspaper down. She looks at you intently and you can see the gears turning in her head. After finally deciding on how she wants to phrase whatever is on her mind, she speaks up."Wild Card, would you be available for a... personal favor once more?">Yes.>No.>Depends.
>>30622528>No. No. Hell no.
>>30622528Depends. Will you stop insulting me in my own home?
>>30622528>"I'm sure you can find someone more suited to the task than a 'filthy beast'."No, but snarky.
>>30622528>What favor could a dirty animal do anyway?
>>30622528>DependsGet Claire out of my bathroom!
>>30622577Asking for a miracle, huh?
>>30622627Aim big so the failure's don't seem as bad.
>>30622528>Depends.Does she really want to depend on a "dirty animal" for something this important?
>>30622627I love the Chief, but I'll never vote to have Captain respond to condescension willingly. If anything, at this point I expect back and forth barbs going nowhere as neither will budge.
>>30622528I won't reenact that comic, no matter how much you plead. I might be a 'dirty animal' but even I have standards higher than a perverted vampire.Anyway, it depends.
>>30622528do i regain rights as a human if i do it?
>>30622528>DependsWe don't do favors for home invaders. We might exchange services though...if the price is right.
>>30622749Oh shit this please
>>30622749I can get behind this.
>>30622749This, so much this!
>>30622627Sometimes, you gonna do it.
>>30622528It depends. Is she going to ask you to explain more dirty topics from her comic books? The last time you did that, neither of you could look the other in the eye for a week. The Chief averts her eyes, turning red for a moment. She mumbles something before regaining her composure."Nothing like that. The truth is that one of our new Branch Chiefs, Chief Hawkeye, is arranging a UGN formal event and..."What, does she want you to go spike the punch or something? Couldn't she go ask Shining Void for that? "No, you...you..." Chief bites her lip and calms down, "No, Hawkeye has called this event as part of his rehabilitation efforts. We're not sure why, but regular, healthy interaction with other Overed and normal human beings seems to calm the Renegade."And so? What does this have to do with you?"Well...We need to fill out the numbers some, so he is calling people from outside his branch to make sure there's an even distribution. You know how these things are. Mixers, right? Isn't that what they're called?"You haven't heard anybody call one of those a mixers in a long time. You've never been to one of these yourself, you've never had the interest. The prospect of having one of these with dozens of certifiably insane superhumans doesn't sound appealing to you at all."Please, you're the only free young man in my district."Oh, so you get to be a man now? Not too long ago, you remember being called an animal."That was that, this is this! Now, will you do it? I'll make it worth your time.">...Fine, fine. You don't need a reward. At least you don't have to fight anyone.>You want to get paid first. Social events are stressful.>Promise to show up, but plan on spending the night in the parking lot.
>>30623106>I'll make it worth your time."How so? Isnt your subordinate meant to cater to my every whim?
>>30623106>...Fine, fine. You don't need a reward. At least you don't have to fight anyone.We would have her shup up which is a much better reward than money....or her favor.If we ask for money, we get it but that it. If we go to the parking lot, we gonna have a bad time at home.
>>30623106>You want to get paid first. Social events are stressful.I want paid in respect.And volunteer time.
>>30623106>Put an offer on the table.
>>30623106>You want to get paid first. Social events are stressful
>>30623106>>You want to get paid first. Social events are stressful.And do we have our comics back? If not we want them back
>>30623106>You want to get paid first. Social events are stressful.Have her make an offer, haggle it up if we can, if she wants us to go to a mixer we should get something out of it.
>>30623106Can the payment be in the form of being able to live alone again?
>>30623106>Claire stops using my bathroom. That's the deal, take it or leave it.
>>30623106>I'll make it worth your time.How so?
>>30623106No not happening, we've got enough freaks around us as is
>>30623106>I'll make it worth your time."Uh how? More information?
>>30623106>>...Fine, fine. You don't need a reward. At least you don't have to fight anyone.
>>30623106>Promise to show up, but plan on spending the night in the parking lot.
>>30623106>You want to get paid first. Social events are stressful.
>>30623106>I'll make it worth your time.More info is needed
Make it worth your time? Just what is she offering?"W-well," Chief obviously wasn't expecting you to haggle with her, "I'll cover your food and drink expenses while you're there. This is going to be professionally catered, so there's normally a charge per plate but I could see to your meal at least. I'll also speak to Chairman Yugo and have your monitor turned off at certain times of the day. I...we know you haven't been...tending...to your needs."You scratch your chin in thought."And I've got another special present for you if you do well. It may take some time, so it will be a surprise.">...Fine, fine. You don't need a reward. At least you don't have to fight anyone.>You want to get paid first. Social events are stressful.>Promise to show up, but plan on spending the night in the parking lot.[If you're changing your vote, please say so]
>>30623382>You want to be paid first. Social events are stressful.
>>30623382>turned offTurned off? What exactly are we talking about here? Does Claire have a secret shutdown switch? Or do they have spy cameras trained on us at all time?
>>30623382>I go.We can't get paid up front right now due to her needing time.We aren't gonna throw the rewards away but we aren't saying no.Free food and drinks. 5 star food. Let go.
>>30623382Add in Claire leaving our bathroom alone and it's a deal. Same vote as before
>>30623382"And I've got another special present for you if you do well. It may take some time, so it will be a surprise."I hate surprises
>>30623382>>30623419*all timesAlso, my answer is still no.
>>30623382Blackout time? Worth it's weight in gold.... wait, does that include Claire?
>>30623419You don't want to press Claire's secret switch.
>>30623382>...Fine, fine. You don't need a reward. At least you don't have to fight anyone.
>>30623382>OkBut if there is fighting or if you want be to act like a good date your reward is going to have to be pretty damn nice.
>>30623382>>...Fine, fine. You don't need a reward. At least you don't have to fight anyone.
>>30623382>...Fine, fine. You don't need a reward. At least you don't have to fight anyone.Sometimes, her in a good moods means her not making Captain life a hell in home.It worth it weight in diamonds.
>>30623470But I do though
>>30623382>>Promise to show up, but plan on spending the night in the parking lot.
>>30623382>You want to get paid first. Social events are stressful.Obviously give her time on the surprise. But those terms see agreeable, and hey, free food. >>30623455She lives in the same house as us, there aren't enough bathrooms for that.
>>30623382>Promise to show up, but plan on spending the night in the parking lot.
>>30623382>You want to get paid first. Social events are stressful.
>>30623382>>You want to get paid first. Social events are stressful.
Alright, let me go see if I can make sense of these votes.>counting, writing
>>30623382>You want to get paid first. Social events are stressful.He's doing them a favor. Don't do shit for free for these people.
>>30623382It doesn't sound that bad and besides if we don't go Chief will probably sic Claire on us.
Any particular reason you offered the same options for two different votes, DXR?
>>30623799Because the majority damanded to know what she was offering before committing to an action. Knowing what we were picking doesn't change the default choices.
>>30623382...Okay, you'll go. You want to see some of these rewards up front first. You never liked attending big social events like this, so you'll need to have something to take the edge off. "Thank you. You don't know how much this is going to help. I'll retract my observation Servants from your room for three hours every day, just before bed. I'll figure out some explanation to give to Chairman Yugo, so you can rest easy."Wait, it was Chief that was monitoring you now? How? When?"I can't tell you that. You know, I must keep some secrets from you, Wild Card. You still have much time left on your probation and observation period, after all, and I must make sure you are not in any danger of becoming a Germ. But now you have some of your privacy back. Don't squander it."Claire finally comes bounding down the stairs, wearing the apron you've come to view as normal over these few months. She heads to the kitchen and begins preparing your breakfast. Your mouth is already watering just thinking about what she might prepare. You don't know how you're going to go back to eating your old slop that passed for food when Claire finally leaves. You take another drink, Maid cheerfully refilling both your cup and the Chief's before standing aside in a small corner of the kitchen.You suppose you have some free time with this matter resolved. Dare you speak to them again, or maybe you should go find entertainment elsewhere?>Talk to Claire. What's she making?>Talk to Chief. Who is this Hawkeye?>Head into town after breakfast. It's nice to not have any obligations.>>30623799Since some people wanted elaboration, I gave some. It was, essentially, the same choice anyway. Just with more information.
>>30623867>Talk to Chief. Who is this Hawkeye?
>>30623867>>Head into town after breakfast. It's nice to not have any obligations.fuck 'em both
>>30623867>Head into town after breakfast. It's nice to not have any obligations.Things are settled in a precarious balance, do not disturb them.
>>30623867>Head into town after breakfast. It's nice to not have any obligations.Before leaving make sure to memorize the smell of the Chief's blood servants. We might be able to find the servants she hid in the room.
>>30623867>>Talk to Chief. Who is this Hawkeye and what is wrong with him?
>>30623867>You don't know how you're going to go back to eating your old slop that passed for food when Claire finally leaves.You know... there are things we can do to make sure that never happens.For example, we could ask her to teach us how to cook.
>>30623867>Talk to Chief. Who is this Hawkeye?Also thank Maid for being calm, reliable and sensible. A definite role-model for all UGN agents.
>>30623938She can emulate smell. Remember the wolves and lions? Part of the reason I called bullshit on the 'sympathetic pain' or at least it isn't that big of a deal.
>>30623958>Also thank Maid for being calm, reliable and sensible. A definite role-model for all UGN agents.Yes, Maid is best renegade being.
>counting, writingI know I say it once every thread, but I like seeing the chatter, guys.
>>30623867>Claire finally comes bounding down the stairs, wearing the apron you've come to view as normal over these few months.Is she doing the naked apron thing?
>>30624204She used to, but the Chief told her to stop.
>>30624253Yes. She wears panties now.
>>30624266You know what? Still more than I expected. Not if she only materialized those when Chief was looking? That I could buy.
>>30623867So who is Hawkeye?The Chief perks up, putting on an eager face. Great. She gets like this whenever she has an opportunity to lecture you on a topic. "Branch Chief Flawless Hawkeye. He's an experienced Overed from Wales, with a storied combat record. He hasn't lost a single engagement to date, and is known for his genius in battle."The Chief gets up from her spot at the table and summons one of her butlers, who presents you with a file. This must be Hawkeye's official record. You don't feel like reading it right now, but you do notice the photo. Well, crap. He's much better looking than you are."Hawkeye isn't just a good fighter, he's also an exemplary leader. His even-handed, yet personal approach to the Overed he watches over has had wonderful effects on reducing their delinquent activities and improving their mental health. He supposedly has a warm, gentle disposition that just makes you trust him."The Chief clasps her hands together and looks up at the ceiling. "I hope to be as good of a Chief as he is one day. He's my role model."No kidding, Chief? You would never have guessed. You put the file down, intending to read it later and wait for your breakfast. After a few minutes, Claire sets a plate full of fresh waffles and sausage down on the table and takes a seat next to you. She latches onto your shoulder while you eat, making it difficult to even get the food in your mouth. "Claire, please, stop clinging to Wild Card and let him eat."Claire simply shakes her head and attempts to help you out by shoving bits of food in your mouth. It is less than productive. This small act of defiance is enough to sour the Chief's mood once more, and she wipes the smile off her face and goes back to bitterly drinking her tea and reading the paper.
>>30624442--Later, in your room, you're approached by the Chief once more. She puts her hands on her hips and points at you with all the pomp and circumstance she can muster."So, now that you have agreed to come, you must show me your formal wear."You motion to your school uniform, hanging neatly in your closet."Is this some joke? Do you take me for a fool?"This is all you've really worn. Hell, you really only have three sets of casual clothes--forget having anything formal. The Chief huffs, a look of disgust on her face."Then go buy some! I will cover it, but please don't show up in that thing."You'll get to it when you feel like it, but right now...>You better go buy those clothes. >You'd rather go kill some time with video games again.>You want to just go wander around town.
>>30624455>Show up in that thing.Eventually. Not right now. Don't go to the place the meeting isn't yet being held and loiter.
>>30624455>>You better go buy those clothes.remember we are getting privacy and a surprisefor this
>>30624455>You better go buy those clothes. Chief's paying. That means we can go to the most expensive tailor in town, get measured, then go play vidyagaems while they stitch it up.
>>30624455>You better go buy those clothes
>>30624455>You better go buy those clothes.Just do it then we can bum around
>>30622505My sides. Can;t believe you actually used my idea.
>>30624455>You better go buy those clothes.Whatever we where to the mixer is inevitably getting destroyed, so we might as well save one of our sets of casual clothes.
>>30624512Basics of any art if you find something clever or that you like, take it
>>30624512Light control is nifty, huh?
>>30624455>You better go buy those clothes. It's on her bill so get some nice formal clothing, and some extra clothing just in case we destroy more clothing with our Overed powers.
My understanding is that there are to be rules of nature. Can I assume that there will be nanomachines, son?
Time to be fashionistas>writing
>>30624455> Go buy some clothesBeing able to get a nice suit for free shouldn't be ignored. Maybe get a nice mandrin style collar? Means we never hae to bother with ties. Fuck ties.
>>30624611The most unenthusiastic fashionista ever.
>>30624612Would the Captain grow an actual full beard if he didn't shave for a while? And how long is his hair currently?It's important, for fashion.
>>30624578Will this arc have a large number of Black Dogs?
>>30624578You've got my vote.
>>30624612I could see Captain wearing a clip-on.
>>30624676Does it even matter when we have no idea how he looks anyway? Is he like the generic protag from the Double Cross rulebook?Either way, I always imagine him with soulless, somewhat mindbroken eyes.
>>30624455On second thought, you better go get those clothes now. "That's what I thought. Come now, there is no time to waste!"...Wait, what?--The whole place reeks of money. The lights, the carpet, the clothes...everything here clearly costs more money than you've ever seen at once. You're sure the paper cup you've been drinking water out of was made out of Benjamins. You've been here for several hours now and not tried on one piece of clothing. Claire and the Chief have been wandering about, collecting garments, putting them down, then squabbling with each other about which particular item is better or worse, then repeating the whole process. Not once have you been asked your opinion on this matter. You take another sip then put the cup down. If you drink any more, you're sure you'll have to take a leak, and you're not sure your mind is prepared for seeing how expensive their restroom is. The girls finally approach you, each one holding a different suit."Captain, if I may have your attention for a few short minutes, I would like to--""No, Claire, let me," Chief steps in front of Claire, holding up her own suit. "Wild Card, it's time for you to make a choice. Now, I know you're an unrefined fool, but surely this must be simple enough--"Claire pushes the Chief aside with more strength than you thought she had. Without missing a beat, she picks up where the Chief left off."I have taken it upon myself to select something that I'm sure will fit your personal aesthetics and style. I must admit, I have quite often fantisized about you wearing such things while you were ravishing me over and over agai--"
>>30624937You interrupt the both of them, telling them to get to the point."Yes, Captain, of course. We would like to know which suit you would like to wear. I have taken the liberty of ensuring that the tailors know your exact measurements already, so you need only choose which appeals to you. I will let Chief go first, as is polite."The Chief frowns at Claire, and you can see her fang begin to poke out from her lips. She turns her attention to you and raises up her own suit to display it."Wild Card, I have chosen something classic and elegant for you. Note the long tail, the cuffs, and the fine embroidery."...Honestly, it's gaudy as hell. It looks like something that belongs on a 17th Century noble, putting the flashy purple color aside. The Chief seems to be completely unable to tell the difference between what looks good and what just looks good to her. There's no way you're going to wear something like that."Then, Captain, allow me to show you mine. I am confident I have selected something that fits your style. I want you to be comfortable. In any case, no matter what you wear, you are always handsome to me."Claire's is much more subdued, but it looks well cut. It's a nice black color, and while the work looks classy, it's also simple enough for you to feel at ease wearing. There's no real choice here. You're not going to wear the abomination the Chief suggested. The only question is how you're going to put this.>Be blunt. Claire's choice is better by miles.>Put it softly. You don't want to waste the Chief's money>Say nothing and just take Claire's suit.
>>30624960>Say nothing and just take Claire's suit.
>>30624960>Say nothing and just take Claire's suit.There's nothing we can say to improve this situation. Just get the suit.
>>30624960>Be blunt. Claire's choice is better by miles.>"Chief, I'm not a 17th Century Pimp."
>>30624960put it softly. chief may be insane, but shes more sane than most of the people we interact with on a daily basis
>>30624960>Insult Chief's taste.
>>30624960"Not surprising that the perverted vampire would try to make me look like a 17th century pimp."
>>30624960>Say nothing and just take Claire's suit.They should be used to the distant approach by now. No need to insult the Chief's ... "classical" sensibilities, nor to suggest she can't afford to be generous.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3HlJptBmU0Official theme for when Captain enters the event.
>>30625181That sounds much to extreme and fun for something he's going to hate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62aWzW3tfD8
>>30625181I never even realized that song was on the OST.
>>30624960You sigh and get up. You walk over to the girls and snatch the suit from Claire's hand, bringing it to the counter. "I knew it, Captain."Claire leans over the counter next to you, staring at you with her emotionless face. She tilts her head to the side and her eyes shine with expectation.Oh.She expects a reward for choosing well. As you ponder whether or not you should reward her, Claire begins to inch toward you, her hand creeping across the counter towards yours."When it's finished, shall I help you try it on, Captain? Or help you take it off? I'm fine with just the jacket on, too. Rather, I'd like you to leave your suit on while you do it."Claire leans in, visibly panting with excitement. You feel a little threatened by all this and begin to shrink away. Has her switch been on all morning? Was the shower too much excitement for her?"You're ready, aren't you Captain? I'm ready. It isn't the same suit, but a rental is fine for today. I'll pay...""That is enough!"You don't even have time to turn around. You feel a pair of teeth sink into your neck and you rear back. The Chief is hanging on your back, her feet dangling inches from the floor while she digs her fangs into your flesh. Panicking, you twist and turn, trying to throw her off. Claire looks at the two of you, then puts a hand up to her cheek and flushes slightly."Ah...Captain's pained face is also quite exquisite. Perhaps I should try some love-taps on you for a change, Captain."She better not!--
>>30625308You leave the shop, putting a hand to your freshly healed neck. The Chief still had some blood on her lips when she bid you farewell for the day and stomped off in a huff, leaving you alone with Claire. "So, where shall we go, Captain? I know of a hotel around here that has hourly rates that are quite affordable...Unless you would like to try exhibition again. I have been practicing just for you.">Explore this area for a bit. You don't often come to the good side of town.>Spend some time with Claire at the arcade. A rematch could be fun.>Idly wander with no real goal in mind.
>>30625318>>Explore this area for a bit. You don't often come to the good side of town.
>>30625318>Idly wander with no real goal in mind.Goals are for chumps.
>>30625318>Explore this area for a bit. You don't often come to the good side of town.
>>30625318>Idly wander with no real goal in mind.
>>30625318Damnit Claire....Just wander about, maybe tell Claire we are only into chaste nuns that never act on sexual impusles
>>30625204I imagine it would be something Claire would play in the background so that Captain gets a few extra style point.
>>30625318Did Chief just impregnate us?
>>30625357Didn't we see what her idea of a nun is? Purity is lewd as hell (pun intended) if you do it right.
>>30625318>Explore this area for a bit. You don't often come to the good side of town.>>30625357Wouldn't work, she'd just start engineering it so she "innocently" ended up in the most sexually compromising positions right when we enter the room, or "accidentally" falling so we end up groping her.
>>30625385I hope so.
>>30625318>Spend some time with Claire at the arcade. A rematch could be fun.
>>30625357You do realize that nuns, with all their repressed sexual desire, are typically the most lewd once their switch is flipped?
You know that it was comon to send off loose women to nunneries way back when right? There's even quotes in Shakspeare 'Get thee to a nunnery'
>>30625509Nunnery is also slang for a whorehouse.
>>30625318"A splendid idea, Captain."Really? It's not like you actually have anything planned. You just don't feel like heading home yet. Claire shakes her head and places a hand over her heart."I do not have very much time alone with you anymore, Captain. I am happy to receive any exclusive Captain Time I am allotted." Whatever. You pick a direction and start walking. The maze of the downtown area keeps you from growing too bored as you comb through the streets and alleyways, Claire silently keeping step with you all the way. The sound of her shoes hitting the ground with yours forms a pleasant beat in your ears, and your nose picks up the floral scent of her hair. You'd be loathe to admit it, but it sometimes feels weird if you're forced to walk alone these days; like you're missing your shadow. Eventually, you find yourself in front of the UGN building. Well, crap, you didn't mean to come here. Still, you idly wonder if this place sees any use now, since the Chief and her Servants aren't here to staff it."Shining Void and Instructor Luna still use Headquarters for their office and research work, as do some of the other Overed and staff dealing with the day-to-day functions."That makes sense. They're probably still keeping Diablos here too anyway."Subject 7? No, she's been moved to the new bunker and...oh." Claire puts a hand over her mouth. Was she not supposed to tell you?>Press her for the information.>...She can keep a few secrets for now.
>>30625628>...She can keep a few secrets for now.That was probably deliberate on Claire's part, to get us interested.
>>30625628Does Captain actually care? No, he does not.>...She can keep a few secrets for now.
>>30625628>>...She can keep a few secrets for now.
>>30625628>Press her for the information.
>>30625628she can keep her secrets. the last thing we need is a yandere blood monster after us.a second one, that is
>>30625628>>...She can keep a few secrets for now.Captain does not have enough fucks to give for this, continue wandering
>>30625628>"She's in my basement, isn't she..."
>>30625628>...She can keep a few secrets for now.As long as she isn't in his house, I don't see a reason for him to care.
>>30625657I don't think either Chief or Diablos count as yandere. They're both solidly tsun.
>>30625628>...She can keep a few secrets for now.We dont actually care, its not like we work for these people or anything
>>30625628>Press her for the information."Is this bunker under my house?"
>>30625675you're only saying that because we're playing nice right now.
>>30625628So long as it isn't my house, I don't care.
>>30625674Aw crap, the bunker is under Captain's house isn't it?
>>30625628>...She can keep a few secrets for now."So long as she isn't in my house I don't care."Dramatic Irony, ho!>[Right right, the bunker is under the house, so that's okay.]
>>30625809Diabloli can be your dragon tonight, Oniichan.good luck we that slaying though, we've already performed a couple cardiectomies and she's still going
>>30625628You decide to not pry and let her get away with that little information leak. Just as you turn to go back the way you came, you hear a voice call out to you."Oh my, if it isn't our lovebirds?"Both you and Claire are pulled into an embrace before you even know what's going on. You look up to see the familiar face of Shining Void, dressed in her usual coat and blouse. She looks down at the both of you and gives a big smile. You attempt to wriggle free, not knowing what she's even talking about."Oh really? But you two are just the big thing for everybody to gossip about. I've heard that even the other Branches like to hear about how well the two of you get along. It makes me jealous..." Shining Void's smiling face suddenly turns very dark, "So very jealous. I haven't had any in five years."You take this opportunity to break free of her hold and step back. Eager to change the subject, you ask her what she's doing here today. "...Oh my, that's right. I'm reviewing our welfare budget today. You know, we always send some money to the family's bereaved by Overed, as well as those we've taken for training. It takes a lot of paperwork to launder all that money from the government.""Shall I assist you with that, Shining Void?" Claire steps forward,"I am rather good at calculations, after all.""I'd love the help. As long as it's fine with your boyfriend."Claire gazes at you with glassy eyes. Is she spacing out from that little comment?>Let Claire go. You're heading home anyway>...You don't trust Claire being alone with Void.
>>30625963>Let Claire go. You're heading home anyway
>>30625963>She can make her own decisions.We're not her boyfriend.
>>30625963>>Let Claire go. You're heading home anywayI say we run and hide in the forest until it's time for the mixer
>>30625963>...You don't trust Claire being alone with Void.This sounds like a plothook.
>>30625963>...You don't trust Claire being alone with Void.
>>30625963>Let Claire go. You're heading home anyway.We're not her keeper, and besides, with Diablos out of the way it's not as though we need a body guard, right?Right?
>>30625963>...You don't trust Claire being alone with Void.Worst case scenario, Claire comes back drunk and horny. Or is that Lunatic High? Can't keep track of anyone.
>>30625981this, else she might get ideas
>>30626032Lunatic High drinks it, Shining Void makes it.
>>30625963>...You don't trust Claire being alone with Void.Time for HAPPENING
>>30626032You're probably thinking about Lunatic High, though if we're honest, either of them could probably contribute to putting Claire in that kind of state.
>>30625963>>...You don't trust Claire being alone with Void.
>>30625963>Let Claire go. You're heading home anywayThe fear would be the Void gives Claire a new 'special ingredient', hopefully that jealousy or perceived success of the relationship holds.>>30626030>Diablos out of the way>Diablos not making autonomous loli-clone scapegoats
>>30625963>...You don't trust Claire being alone with Void.Why do I get the feeling that one day we're going to encounter someone as yandere for Claire as much as that bone guy was for our classmate?
>>30626063>>30626094>>30626096>>30625991>>30625992>>30626005>>30626007What is this sudden influx of votes?
Alright, let me count this up then write.>writing
>>30626115People genuinely curious about the plothook.>inb4 SAMEFAGS
>>30626107It will be us____
>>30626115hugbox decided to join?
>>30626116This is going to be a big one. I need all your patience.
All right, speculative question: You're a powerful, near mad Overed with a half dozen powerful abilities and a grudge against society. Why do you spend your free time picking on a 17 year old slacker, and why are you even on an ex-military island instead of spreading chaos in a place with a large or mobile population?
>>30626452Because I want someone to pay attention to me, not the monster I've become.
>>30626452Fetish. Or on an assignmnt
>>30626452Wild Card was supposed to be a quick snatch. Then he tore out my heart. Twice. Things got interesting.
>>30625963"Oh-? You can't stand to be apart from her. That's so sweet~"Void grimaces."You make me sick. Whatever, come in."--There are piles upon piles of paperwork everywhere, along with literal mountains of envelopes. Void and Claire are working at an incredible pace, scrawling on every piece of paper in sight as they go about their work. You didn't think the UGN handled this much work, especially of the mundane variety."Of course we do. Did you think we just showed up to kick terrorist butt every now and again? Things like this are what we do every day. You can't just ignore how the Renegade has changed daily life. Making sure that nobody notices is priority number one for us, and part of that includes writing all these checks."You idly nod. You weren't really interested in another lesson, but at least you're sure that Claire isn't being given some roofies from hell...again. You sit down on a chair and start to nod off, letting your boredom overtake your consciousness. You begin to dream. You find yourself in your house, struggling to reach up on the kitchen counter. A childhood dream again, is it? Why do you keep having these? None of this stuff ever happened. Unable to do anything but watch, you decide to stop questioning it and just let the dream get itself over and done with.
>>30626503You reach up to the counter again. What's supposed to be up there? Was it...cookies? No matter how you stretch or jump, the goods you're reaching for are just out of reach. Damn. If only you had some help. Someone taps you on the shoulder and you turn around. Ohh, it's this person again. While you can make out every detail of her pink sundress, you just can't seem to get a good look at her face. No matter, looks like she's going to help you. You think you begin to talk something over with her, and you feel yourself bending your knee. The girl promptly hops up on your back and climbs on your shoulders. As you stand, you can see her reach over the kitchen counter and grab a fistful of cookies. She takes one and pops it into your mouth for you. Before you can get the food down, your mother enters the kitchen. She bends over and frowns."What is with you two? Always getting into trouble!"You feel yourself grin and try to take a bite of that sweet, sweet cookie. Odd...it tastes like...glue?
>>30626511You wake up to find Claire using your tongue to close envelopes, you see a huge pile of closed letters next to you, each of which probably has its own welfare check inside. Realizing you're awake, she quickly closes the envelope and sets it on the stack. "I'm sorry, Captain. My mouth was running dry. You always have so much spare saliva, I simply helped myself."And just how does she know about how much spit you have?"I measure the amount, viscosity, and taste on a daily basis."That's it. You're out of here. You get up and begin to leave, knocking over several piles of paperwork as you go. One in particular, however, catches the edge of your vision. You immediately stop and bend over, picking up the check. This is your name, isn't it? But...there's something wrong here."Captain? Captain, please you need to put that down. It's sensitive information."Sensitive is right. You know what's wrong with this check. The address is right. Your name is spelled right. The amount looks like a typical check from the government. But there's one thing that keeps nagging at you. Only your name is on any of these documents.Why isn't this paperwork addressed to your parents?[END OF THREAD.][Thread ended earlier today because you guys actually picked up a plot point.]
>>30626529Fuck we weren't supposed to run into plot! The captain is fucking up
>>30626467He's doing a piss-poor job of it in that case.>>30626472Heh. Why this 17 year old though? He's unmotivated. Attacking him is more likely to turn him against False Hearts than it is to turn him.Hell, leaving him alone would probably help their cause. UGN will piss him off. Play the shoulder devil, offer help and freedom, let the suits aggravate him. Or do nothing and watch his encroachment deepen.>>30626502That's more like it. A target of opportunity turned, dare I say, worthy opponent.
>>30626529CAPTAINS PARENTS ARE DEEEEEEAD
>>30626563Did I say this last thread, or was it two threads ago?
>>30626557It's because he's a Purebreed.
>>30626529Captain's house always was too big for one person.Wonder how long UGN's had him.
Thanks for a fun thread guys. Stepping out for a smoke and a snack. If nobody has archived this, I'll archive it when I get back.
Captain never HAD parents in the first place! He's a clone!
>>30626529>[Thread ended earlier today because you guys actually picked up a plot point.]In the sense that we figured something out or managed to trip the right set of flags to start a subplot?
>>30626597We didn't do any figuring, we just decided not to ditch Claire for once.
>>30626597in the sense that we actually bit instead of avoiding as hard a possible.
>>30626597Porque no los dos?
>>30626684You know it's possible to do those upside down question marks on an American keyboard? Alt-code 0191 gets you ¿
Archive's up, by the way. QA/comments/idle chatter time is now.
>>30626727I prefer alt-4520 because the shape it makes on the numpad reminds me of the shape of the ¿. Also because I can hit the 4 with my index finger and the 5 with my middle finger at almost the same time and then roll my middle finger down so it hits the 2 and 0 in one fluid motion.
>>30626809Harem end possible?
>>30626776はい、本当。>>30626813I just go with the way my fingers remember. It's pure diagonals.
>>30626829My view on relationships is this: All or nothing. Take that how you will about a harem end.
>>30626809Should we expect Captain getting mindfucked?
>>30626845That's a fair expectation.
>>30626809>restarting the numbering AGAINYou just like trolling the autists, don't you?>>30626833I'm going to take that to mean you're going to give us the exact opposite of what we want/expect.
>>30626833Harem end or bust, we will get all the girls or die in the process.
I hope somewhere in this crazy conspiracy shit, there's a way to make Claire stop being a crazy stalker person.Also, man. We did not dodge the plot nearly as hard as we should have this thread.
>>30626873>Also, man. We did not dodge the plot nearly as hard as we should have this thread.Yeah, I had a couple more hours of material and y'all just got down to business. Was honestly caught a little off guard.
>>30626873Yeah, we got TWO subplots! Childhood friend/imouto AND muh trauma!
>>30626529>"I measure the amount, viscosity, and taste on a daily basis."god. dammit.thanks for running DXR!
>>30626873We have to find what she likes about us and annihilate it from our psyche.
>>30626884That's what you get for telling us that gaining Claire points gives us powerups.
>>30626916I thought I told you guys that from the beginning? Oh well. I'll account for this better in the future.
>>30626884Look on the bright side, you can use a lot of the stuff you had planned later. And now to see how Captain deals with finally noticing that he doesn't have any parents.
>>30626529repressed memories ho!>>30626833this is a fucking trap.
>>30626934Uh, no, you only told us AT THE END OF THE LAST ARC.
>>30626935but who was taking care of him all this time?
>>30626941>this is a fucking trap.There's no trap.>>30626950I was pretty sure the first time I told you guys about powers that you only got powers by developing relationships. Did I remember that wrong?
>>30626950Naw it's been a thing for a long while. It was reinforced at the end of the last arc.
>>30626950he was quite subtle about it on early threads though.
>>30626962Yes, but you didn't say we could get MORE powers until much later.
>>30626859>I'm going to take that to mean you're going to give us the exact opposite of what we want/expect.No, no. I only trick you guys when it looks like you're picking options that will cause the quest to stall out/flounder.
>>30626979I must not have communicated it clearly. I know I put off making very clear definitions for too long, so I'm sorry if I misled you somehow.
>>30626962>There's no trap.honestly though i don't really care about the relationships for captain, the story,battles and subplots is more interesting for me.
>>30626996>It is necessary to interact with a partner to improve upon or learn new Partner Skills. >Finally, every Partner has a greater Skill that is rewarded to you for resolving their particular sub-plot.Not sure when these were added to the setting document, but I KNOW they weren't there from the start, and you NEVER said anything even remotely like that in-thread until we did the arcade thing with Claire.
>>30626962no trap option? heresy!i dont care either way, i just assumed that someone with your powerlevel couldnt not put a trap in somewhere
>>30627042Yeah, one of those things I should have explained fully from the beginning instead of leaving it vague. That's okay, though. Still plenty of time to max out all your links, if that's what you guys want to do.
Can we at least get a reverse-trap? And no, Diablos doesn't count.
>>30627088I'll see what I can do.
>>30627072what if chief hawkeye is the trap?
>>30627074does this things work too when they are fighting w/o captain? or do they have entirely different bonuses depending who they are with?
>>30627096Exactly how well will Chief take being nicknamed "Loligoth"? Because this thread finally saw me make the connection.
>>30627126About how well do you think she'll take to it? Though, Fallen Angel really takes outlandish clothes to the hilt more often than Chief does.>>30627119When they're not with Captain, they work on PLOT because they're not the MC with narrative control.
>>30627148Chief however fits the expected body image better.Wonder if we can point Fallen Angel in Chief's direction. If we do it right, Angel will keep Chief distracted and annoyed long enough for things to not happen.
>>30627182I might just try to use that.
>>30627148>Fallen Angel really takes outlandish clothes to the hiltI have no idea how to interpret this.Is she going to show up dressing in something like pic related?
>>30627213No spoilers please.
>>30627199Fallen Angel must drive Chief crazy. Her personality is completely the opposite of Chief, and we know that Chief has a height complex, and then there's the cowtits. While their fashion senses seem similar at first glance, Angel would have added a sword and domino mask to Chief's suggested outfit, and probably smokebombs for a dynamic entry.We have to get them interacting.
>>30627251The differences between their fashion senses:Chief actually dresses like a noblewoman.Fallen Angel dresses like the villainess from a Saturday morning cartoon.
>>30627278Yes, exactly. Similar at first glance on a foggy night, then you get close and realize both people are weirdoes and cross the street to get away from them.>>30627275He was the only good thing in that franchise.
>>30627296>He was the only good thing in that franchise.That and this guy.
>>30627296>Only good thing>forgetting about Captain BravoNigga u dun goofed.
>>30627311>>30627324I stand by what I said.Moon was hilarious though.
>>30627042>In keeping with the original theme of Double Cross, relationships are an important part of gaining Renegade Abilities. Each Major NPC will be associated with a power Wild Card can learn. In general, strengthening a relationship leads to the formation of new Renegade Abilities, but a relationship need not be positive. As long as the relationship meaningfully progresses in some fashion, Wild Card will learn from it and grow. This also means that stagnant, yes-man relationships lead nowhere.Quote taken from thread 5 of the first arc.
>>30628159Oh good, that did happen. Couldn't remember where it was when I looked last night, thanks for finding it.
So,>>30475375"Your parents? ...Ah, yes, don't worry. Extra welfare has been allocated to take care of all of these arrangements.[...]"was when I seriously got the impression Cap's parent's weren't... existent, but I'm sure the idea had been floating around longer; was there any other suspicious dialogue, or just their prolonged absence?
>>30629219Maybe, my bet is they got mind wiped into not knowing Cap exists.
>>30629227Calling it now, they were killed when Claire first became an overed
>>30629219I remember Chief offering to increase his welfare payments when she asked him to join the UGN the first time. Before that, I think Captain mentioned that he never sees his parents anymore.
It might be that everyone on the island has been mindwiped at one point.
>>30629219Captain mentioned that his parents were working overseas, but in his dreams, his mother is a housewife.
>>30629241Claire became an Overed when she was just a little kid. I don't think Captain's been living on his own since he was ~6.
>>30629367I wouldn't put Flashback Captain at more than six or seven. He had a hard time reaching up to a kitchen counter.
I wonder if the Captain can transfer over to this new UGN division to get away from these people.
>>30629367> I don't think Captain's been living on his own since he was ~6.In the flashbacks, Captain seemed surprised that his parents were "actually home".The only previous mention of Cap's parents are that they work "abroad" in the first thread.I wouldn't put it past DXR to say that they've been gone since Claire.
>>30629413>implying the new division isn't even worseCaptain is fucked either way.
>>30629658Betting the new division is actually traitors.
>>30629705i doubt it would be the entire division. Probably just one of the higher ups
>>30629797We should play spot the traitor at the mixer.
>>30629797>>30629853Let's not play coy, here.We all know the traitor is the division chief, either that or he gets killed by the traitor.
>>30629853bring Claire and Rin along as well. MST3K the entire party
>>30630133What if he is assassinated by Diablos through an Alien-style mpreg birth while in the middle of the mixer?
>>30630292Captain asks for some popcorn.
>>30630365>captain drops his punch and walks back homefixed that for you
>>30630292I think that the last smidgeon of hope that Captain had for a normal life evaporates in front of his eyes. He is even more zombie-like than usual, resigned to his horrid fate of exciting things happening to him.>>30630147That would be amazing.
>>30630147>Well that guy is obviously the spy>Why do you say that, sir?>obviously because is unparalleled sense of smell and keen->he's wearing a trenchcoat and fedora. it's obvious
Next thread, we need to get the decisions back on track. Whether the voters like the UGN crazies or not, Captain wants them out of his life.
>>30631928I'm pretty sure we've been character-developing in the opposite direction, things like 'walking without Claire feels like walking without your shadow'.