Twitter: @HeroRena>Last time on HERO QUEST!>We joined Rena as she uncovered another one of the evil Monster Master's plans. By tricking Rena the Villain planned on... Making her feel silly.>It would have worked if not for the unexpected assistance from the Villain's sister, Bridgette AKA THE MONSTER MAESTRO!>Then we saw Jade Revolver but nothing really important happened there.>We now join someone completely unrelated as they wake up to a bright new day.
>You are now controlling The Rider.>Rider sat up from her bed and looked around, confused. She wondered if she was perhaps having a dream. Normally she would be woken by the countless voices in her head. Some screamed for vengeance, others yearned for just one last experience among the living. But now... Nothing. No one forced her out of bed, she woke up simply when her body was fully rested far later than she normally does.>As her mind recovered from the shock of having a good night of sleep she remembered the day. She had been serving the dead faithfully for countless days and finally they would be silence for 24 hours.>Today she could do whatever she pleased.>It was her day off.
>>32781354Visit your old friend Caffornicator
>>32781354Fix your bedhead, woman. And make some food.
>>32781354You have a practice sword, right? Practice with your practice sword in front of a mirror. Then get coffee.
>>32781354Do whatever you want to do. Eat out, go hang out with some buddies, anything.See how Caffo's doing. You two were friends, right?
>>32781354>finally getting a day of peace from the voices of the dead only to end up hearing us insteadBeing Rider is suffering.
>>32781354>finally they would be silencedad im silence
>>32781354>>32781381Keep the bedhead. Too little time to get ready! Go see your friends and stuff.
>>32781401Caffornicator is a good idea. More than anything you miss coffee
>>32781418> having bedhead> with Drops in the cityThis is a good idea how?
>>32781354Day off! All right!Finally go do what you have always wanted to do.
>>32781354>>32781418Don't you tell me what to tell her. I say she looks very unpresentable. Fix the bedhead!
>>32781440I think you answered your own question.
>>32781354Make some breakfast, maybe loaf around a bit
>>32781429Catherine C. Beans
>>32781440>>32781354>>32781456Wait. Wait. Go visit The Nile. Unless it's only a nightclub.
>>32781354Make yourself presentable and out on your best casuals. Then go out and face the world.
>>32781460What's Caffo's name? And Rider's, for that matter?
>>32781477Because that's where Raindrops probably is.
>>32781354>dat little tearThat's some cute shitNow go hang out with CaffoSurprise you didn't lose the voices, you just got new ones that want you to have fun
Jesus, guys. She's having the first day where she isn't constantly pestered by voices in her head in who knows how long.Let's not ruin it by constantly pestering her.She deserves a break.
>>32781475>And Rider's, for that matter?I... think she legit forgot. As in, I think it was mentioned in a side sentence somewhere.
>>32781496So as long as we're free, we might as well get good and ruffled
>>32781354Holy shit.What are your hobbies?Do something FUN
>>32781496They want Raindrops to give Rider the surprise hands.
>>32781354What did Rider enjoy before she became host to a bajillion spirits?
>>32781557>>32781560I think since Rider doesn't know Drops, not close anyway, there's little reason to go to NileI think it's better to find the excorcist
We can organize a girls' night out at the Nile and invite everyone.
Do what I want...But...I don't know what I want.I completely forgot about today.I didn't have anything planned.I don't...>>32781398I use whips, not a sword.>>32781492>>32781375Oh, right... Catherine. I... I forgot about her. Let me call her.>Rider first makes sure she looks presentable. She takes a quick shower and fixes herself up before pulling out her personal phonebook. She unpacks her cellphone and calls up Caffornicator.>An old lady picks up and informs Rider that she must have the wrong number. She's had this one for around a decade.I fear I may be behind on some things.
>>32781354Sorry about that, but you still have the voices.Just a little less vengeance and more lewd then anything else.Sorry, about that
>>32781354Hey.Go to the park.How long has it been since you were in the park?
>>32781605Well she's probably at the headquarters, you should go check there
>>32781589Magical Monster has to come. Generate SQUEE energy, the empire needs it.
>>32781605You could probably look her up at the Hero's Assocation. They may have up-to-date contact information and other helpful information.
>>32781605Oh dear. Go to the hero association and ask.
>>32781605Well, you could track her down with hero bleepers I suppose.You could also go for a nice walk.
>>32781605Try to find Monster Master, Caffornicator is usually somewhere near her.
>>32781605Damn right you're behind on things.You have yet to punish any of the Monsters for all of the evil that they have caused. All the pain and misery that family is responsible for is on your hands, Rider.Kill them all. Kill them for justice and vengeance.I'm kidding. Have fun! Go on a date with a cute guy or something!
>>32781605But you still have voices in your head right now?Are you going to be alright with us? How about we just wing it?
>>32781605You could always reach her through the Hero Association. You don't have to, though, I'm sure she'd understand that you wanted to do something a little calmer on your day off.Nice sweater, by the way
>>32781605>unpacks her cellphoneYou had it packed away somewhere? And you call THAT a cellphone?No offense but you are behind the times, lady. Go buy yourself a modern cell.
>>32781647Hey fuck you man. That is not cool.
>>32781605Man, you could kill a person with that phone
>>32781605>for a decadeHow long ago were you and Caffo friends?Go visit the Hero association, she's probably there.You can visit the mall on your way there. Maybe go shopping, and splurge a bit with some cake or whatever you like.
>>32781605>>32781375>An old lady picks up and informs Rider that she must have the wrong number.By old friend I think Rider may have mean it literally.
>>32781647Shadow Man? They can be vaguely creepy together.
>>32781605Hey put on a red scarf. People won't stare at you so much outside, and all proper Heroes wear scaves you know?
>>32781605Bridgette left her number fairly recently, you could always hang with her
>>32781605>I use whips, not a sword.Pooose. Pose with the whips. Get the sleep and confusion outta your system.Then go find breakfast. Then find something called "an arcade".
>>32781605Find an exorcist
>>32781686>Shadow Man? They can be vaguely creepy together.That would be awesome. Could help him get over Rena.
>>32781706Oh, right. Thank you.>Rider puts on a red scarf to cover her neck wound.I do need a new phone... I'm not entirely certain how my current one still functions. I just... Didn't get around to buying one. I've been busy.>>32781679We were friends some time ago. I don't really remember.>>32781660I had it packed away in the cellphone suitcase that it came with.>>32781652You are fine. You're just my thoughts. Hearing yourself think is normal.>>32781658Thank you. I do want to see her but I think I'll just... Take a walk. There's the mall nearby so I'll stop there first. Buy a new cellphone.>Rider packs her cellphone up, grabs her wallet, and walks to the mall.>As she walks she feels a bit off. With no voices in her head it feels as though something is missing. She starts to hum to herself as she travels to fill in some background noise.>When she reaches the mall she is blinded by the flashing lights of the store signs within. The constant drone of people inside does have a bit of a comforting effect but it's too indistinct and she finds herself trying to catch snippets of people's conversations.>She looks around for a store where she can buy a cellphone from but she can't tell what any of them are selling by their vague and flashy signs.>She does, however, see a bakery.>Sweets are lined at the window and Rider can feel her stomach grumble.Those look rather good.I haven't had those in a while.But I have a mission. I need to purchase a cellphone. I can not let myself be distracted.
>>32781833Get ear plugs and load up some music on your phone. Helps make the silence bearable, I know how it is.
>>32781833Hahahah, grab a cupcake on the way!
>>32781833Eat cake.Actually, do you have Rena's phone number? She needs to go shopping as well.
Rolled 13>>32781833Rolling to resist the urge to get some sweets.
>>32781833You can do both!Buying sweets doesn't take much time or money.
>>32781833Buy some baked goods
>>32781833No, get distracted. It's your day off
>>32781833Make sure you have some money on you. If you don't, you may have to go to the bank to make a withdrawal or something.
>>32781833But you have no mission today you are alone. Today your life has no meaning. Today you are just you and you are sentenced to freedom and all its horror.
>>32781833>But I have a mission. I need to purchase a cellphone. I can not let myself be distracted.Aren't you tired of having a mission? Live in the moment, at least for a day.
>>32781833Grab something you can eat as you walk. You cannot expect to complete your mission on an empty stomach, you know.
Hello Rider, I regret to inform you that due to budget cuts, we've had to downsize a bit so we in the management decided to replace your previous voices with random people on the internet. I know you may not feel comfortable with this change at first, but we hope that in time you'll embrace this opportunity to be part of our revolutionary new program.
>>32781833It's your DAY OFF.There are no missions.Have some sweets.Then carry them on the way to the phone store.
>>32781833Sure you can, head in and buy two slices so you can share with Caffo when you see her
>Caffo became a hero so she can look out for Rider
>>32781913>>32781903>>32781930I think we need to get her drunk before she can unwind.
>>32781833Today's your day off! It's a day where you're meant to let yourself be distracted from your missions! Go eat sweets!
>>32781940Nah, she joined HA to meet new people. She already explained that much
>>32781941Let's try trick her into eating rum caramels. Perfect plan to get her smashed!
>>32781833There are no missions today. If you want something, go for it.
>>32781990>>32781941Let's not make it so she doesn't even remember her day off.Just have a pleasant day.
>>32781833Are you really so used to following the commands of spirits that you're taking our suggestions as commands?Chillax, girl. Do what you want. Since you don't know shit about phones it might be better to get a friend to pick one out for ya.
>>32781867>>32781876>>32781880>>32781895>>32781903I... I...===================================I regret nothing.1/2
>>32781984After Rider left her and went insane.
>>32781833Secondary objective unlocked: Get a box of pastries to eat with your friends
>>32782017Awwww, good on you!
>>32782017Wait rider that is WAY TOO MANY sweetsYou know why we don't eat too many sweets, right?I don't want you getting a tummyache.
>>32782017>that smileI want to protect it.
>>32782017I don't care how we do it but we MUST ensure Rider gets these breaks more often.
>>32782075Can the undead get tummy aches?
>>32782094I hope not.
>>32782090Yes let us cleave her live of what little meaning it has left. After all why else do you think she was so offended when Bridget offered her time off?Clearly Rider values those dead heroes far beyond herself and her own petty wants.
>>32781833You should buy a phone that can play mp3s. That, you can fill the void with music
>>32782076Thankfully Bridgette has not seen it, last thing she needs is another hopeless crush.>Sorry Bridgette, I'm asexual>Sorry Bridgette, the insane voices in my head are baying for vengeance and they also think your style is TOTALLY last year.
>>32782152>>32782017Oh yeah, did you know?Phones play songs now.And don't need suitcases.
>>32782144Dude, she sounds almost exactly like a wife with an abusive husband.
>>32782144>Clearly Rider values those dead heroes far beyond herself and her own petty wantsThose "heroes" are petty. They only cling to her out of selfish inability to accept their own death. They don't deserve Rider
>>32782177I guess you could say that she's married to the job.
>>32782177dayum. girl needs some counseling. And maybe a cup of coffee.
>>32782192>>32782177Hear that, Rider? From now on, you should take these breaks... AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK!*thunderclap*
>>32782094She's not quite as undead as she looks.
>>32782223She's a dullahan. I think they're classified as undead.
>>32782177>>32782192And though that may be true, but Rider has defined herself through them. And what would she be without them? What meaning would she have?
>>32782223Dullahans are undead in my book
>>32782246>>32782256Weren't they some type of fae?
>>32782248She'll forge ahead and make her own meaning! With blackjack! And hookers!
>>32782248Same meaning as you have.
>>32782248>And what would she be without them? What meaning would she have?Man, if only there was a job that consisted of being a hero and helping living people in need...
>>32782256But she isn't a Dullahan though, she somehow lived and defined herself as Rider.
>>32782248She wouldn't have more or less value than anyone else? It didn't sound like she was a depressed wreck or lonely hikki or whatever before taking them in from what we know via Caffo.
>>32782248Whatever meaning she wants, man.Defining your existence based on an unhealthy relationship is incredibly bad for you.
>>32782265Undead can be fae as well.
Alright, enough delicious cake. I need to finish my... Well, I just want to get a phone. Yes, I -want- to get this phone. I do not need to.However... I do not know what to get...>As Rider wanders around she hears someone call out to her.???: "Yo! Yooooooo!""Hmm?">Rider turns and sees a familiar face in the crowd."Iced-T?"IT: "Rider! Wassup, little lady! I never thought I'd see you 'round this place!""I... I am here to purchase something."IT: "Course. Whatcha lookin for? You look like you ain't never seen a mall before.""It has been a while... I'm looking for a new cellphone. Apparently my old one is out of date."IT: "Shit, my gma had one of these when she was a kid. Let me hook you up.">Iced-T takes Rider to a phone store and helps her pick out a new phone.IT: "This here is the latest model. It's got 5G, superbluetooth, camera that saves in .png .gif .psd, whatever you need. It can call, text, surf the web, call while surfing the web, and it's got like all this other shit on it."I... I can use this to surf with? But it's so small. How does it store everything in there?>>32782168>>32782152IT PLAYS MUSIC!?
>>32782223>>32782246>>32782256>>32782265Wait, Rider herself said something about this to Bridgette in thread 34>Ri: "Bridgette. I apologize for running out on you last time. I had something to do.">"I understand. You're a dullahan, aren't you?">Ri: "Not... Not exactly. Close. I am still alive. There is no word to describe exactly what I am. I just use Rider."
>>32782248Being a hero? She could probably get a lot more done if she stopped kowtowing to a bunch of asshole spirits, and she might even be happier for it.
>>32782265Fae can be used to mean literally any magical creature that is also humanoid.A whole lot of things can be classified as Fae.
>>32782314Iced-T is one cool dude
>>32782314IT HAS MUSIC.Or at least it should have music.Ask your friendly iced-T if this one has music.
>>32782314Politely thank Iced-T, buy the phone and try to find caffo
>>32782314Science magic. And it's a different kind of surfing
>>32782314>I... I can use this to surf with? But it's so small. How does it store everything in there?Don't think about itIt has a lot of useless shit on it, but it can call and is small, so it'll doAlso who's this guy?
>>32782314Microprocessor technology has increased vastly since you last searched the market. Phones like that are now akin to miniature desktop computers.Of course, the desktop computer hasn't fallen to the wayside either since then. But these Smartphones are pretty nifty.
>>32782379It's Iced-T anon.Try to keep up.
>>32782314>musicAnd connects to the interwebs!
>>32782314It can also save phone numbers. Time to fill your contact list with those of all your friends!
>>32782314It saves phone numbers, plays music, lets you play games, connects to the internet, AND acts as a phone.
>>32782314Indeed it does, Rider. With the patented BOUNDE BY ICED-T music service and branded headphones (recently bought up by that asshole megacorp that owns everything already) you too can get into the exciting world of shutting out the outside world!
>>32782314Rider, is this guy trustworthy?Maybe you should ask someone in the HA to get you a new phone.
>>32782314If it has music then that's the one you should get, I think you'll need help getting the songs though
>>32782314Wait a sec, could you transfer the voices of the dead into that phone? They could just text you their grievances.
>>32782402I've no recollection of any Frozen-U
>>32782314Is Iced-T the natural nemesis of Caffornicator?
>>32782459Nah, Ignis.Caffo's arch is FCC Man.
>>32782314No surfing means looking stuff on the internet.No, the internet is not just used by military and big business anymore.Now it is mostly used for porn and cat videos
>>32782468No, FCC-Man is Queenie's arch
>>32782433Iced-T is a Hero.
Rolled 10>>32782489Dude. FCC man is our nemesis.
>>32782489>>32782523>>32782468FCC-Man is everyone's arch.
>>32782468Caffo is her own worst enemyThough Caffo and alt-Caffo are likely to get on REALLY well, assuming alt-Caffo is still alive
>>32782489>>32782468>>32782523>>32782540You're all wrong.FFC-Man's nemesis is Fun.
>>32782540I am starting to think that he's a villain
>>32782519So, like, was Coffee and Tea a team way back when?
Rolled 7>>32782548Alt Rena had alt caffo's powers.She likely isn't still alive.
>>32782555Just because he's a stuck-up bastard doesn't mean he's a villainA lot of heroes would be villains by that merit
>>32782548altCaffo's dead, altRena killed her for killing altBridgette.She also dated altCynthia, who convinced her to become a villain instead of a hero.
>>32782594>for killing altBridgetteWait, didn't altAnti-Hero kill altBridgette?
>>32782314Load your phone up with music.Ask Iced-T for help.Ask that not all of it is hiphop.
>>32782621What music would Rider like? Grateful Dead?
>>32782621Some of it should be hiphop.Get some Nujabes on that shit.
>>32782619Right, sorry. Got them mixed up for a second.So, yeah, maybe she's alive after all.
This... This is amazing..."Does it have music on it?"IT: "I got my entire mix tape on there along with, like, some classical shit that's built in. Here, I'll get you some buds so you can listen to my beats.""Thank you...">Iced-T buys her the phone along with some headphones and directs Rider to the exit so she can make her way to the Hero Association. He says they 'gotta chill together again some time' and sets up the music for her. Rider laughs politely at his pun and makes her way.>As she walks she finds herself calmed by the background hum of Mozart and Beethoven. She listens to Iced-T's 'music' mostly to be kind to him.>She arrives at the Hero Association but doesn't find her friend in any of the usual places. She calls out to a random Hero.""Excuse me."TR: "!? Are... Are you talking to me?""Yes. Can you help me?"TR: "Of course, Ms. Rider! It would be my honor!""Do you know Caffornicator's current phone number? I bought a new phone and I want to save it on there."TR: "Huh? O-oh! Yes! She gave it to me one day for some reason. Uhm..." She feels around her uniform and pulls out her own cellphone.>Rider commits the number to memory and thanks the Teal Ranger for her help.>She pulls out her cellphone and begins tapping at it.How does this store things? It doesn't even have any buttons...Oh, the music stopped working! What did I do!?Is it broken!? I just got it!
>>32782594>She also dated altCynthia, who convinced her to become a villain instead of a hero.I do not remember this part. At all.
>>32782639>Cue a hundred 'she would DEFINITELY like *my kinda music* anon!' posts
>>32782643well, yeah, but Iced-T should be aware of other people's musical likes.>>32782639no idea>>32782652Oh, no. You're just not experienced at using it yet.Ask the ranger for help on how to use modern phones. And what apps are.
>>32782652...maybe find someone else to help you operate it? Show you the ropes as it were.
>>32782666That was a joke, dude"Grateful Dead", get it? Her raison d'etre is pleasing spirits of dead people
>>32782652Ask the Teal Ranger to help you with that.
>>32782652Get TR to fix your phone if need be or at least show you how to use it.
>>32782652Go to contact, create new contact, name it Coffee lover and put caffo's number.
>>32782708I agree with this.
>>32782666>missing the pun You're still probably right
>>32782652Ask the ranger to help you, just say your not very good with technology
>>32782652Ask for help again
>>32782655That one thread where Jade describes the alternate reality in her fanfiction.
>>32782652Please read the manual while walking into things. YOU GODDAMN-TO-GOODNESS MOEBLOB.
>>32782652I'm surprised Teal Ranger is still alive.
>>32782795Rena had given them money to upgrade all their suits remember, I guess that helped a lot
>>32782652It's touch screen like in those Sci-Fi movies.Try touching the screen itself gently.Also - we realise you're not exactly Dullahan, so... I apologise if it comes out rude, but we'd like to know for... technical reasons - does your body have normal human temperature or are you undead-cold?
Rolled 18>>32782795Rena bought them all fancy new suits earlier
>>32782795New suits, and she's the mayor's daughter.
>>32782652>>32782835you DO have to touch the screen yes.Be careful not to damage or scratch the screen though.
>>32782652Ask the Teal Ranger to help you out.Or go to the medical wing, Caffo or Rena are probably there, they could help you out.
>>32782652>>32782835Well, smartphone screens generally work by having the screen detect an electrical interface conducted between your finger and the screen. If her semi-Dullahan state has altered her physiology significantly, it may be that the smartphone can't detect her touching the screen.
>>32782852It's too bad Teal Ranger doesn't get much screen time. I'd like to know what her story is.
>>32782920I'd like to know who the mayor of this insane town is.
>>32782835I'm quite warm.At least I think I am. Maybe others think differently.>Rider tries poking at the phone but nothing seems to work properly.>She calls back Teal Ranger.====================================>An hour later Rider is able to, at the very least, call people and listen to music with her phone. She dials up Caffornicator.CF: "'Ello~?""Caffie."CF: "... Rider? Oh shit, uhm... Hey. What's up?""Nothing much. You?"CF: "Uh... Nothing, man hehe. I'm just uh... Chilling. How did you get my number?""I asked Teal Ranger for it. Is that okay?"CF: "Yeah, nah, it's totally cool. Just wondering, hehe.""....."CF: "....."I don't know what to say.
>>32782941Tell her it's your day off and you want to hang out, together, in person
Rolled 13>>32782941Well, this is deliciously awkward :D
>>32782941Tell her it's your day off and your not sure what to do.
>>32782941Why is she so shocked?Anyway, tell her you'd like to hang out
>>32782941Tell her that since it is your day off, you two should totally hang out and have fun and talk about old times.
>>32782941Ask her how her day is
>>32782941Let her know you have a day off for the first time in... ever, really, and you thought of her and were wondering if she might like to hang out.
>>32782941Tell that you have some free time and wanted to know if she could hang out.
>>32782941Ask her if she knows any good places to hang out.Like The Nile.
>>32782941You could perhaps say that you have a day off from your jobs and that you want to hang out.If you really want to hang out with her, that is. Just a suggestion.
>>32782941Tell her you could use a pick me up.
>>32782941"Are..you okay? You sound stressed."
>>32782941"Missed you. Having my non-crazy day off, wanna hang out? I'm at Hero HQ right now."I bet you $5 she's gonna be there before you can hang up.
>>32782967>>32782975>>32782977>>32782983>>32782986Also ask if you're interrupting anything, you can always reschedule if she's busy.
>>32782941Ask her if she's got some free time, maybe go out for a drink and a talk.It's your first free day in ages, after all.
>>32783021>you can always reschedule if she's busyWe're sorta pressed for time
>>32782941"I have the day off if you'd like to spend some time with me."
>>32782941Being in a perpetual state of near constant motion, she must know of some things to do for 'fun'. Tell her it's your day off and you are looking for something to do.
>>32782941Ask her if she's okay. I really don't think she's okay.
>>32782941ask her to sex you
>>32782941We are having a day off and wanted to call one of our friends.We're not very good at having days off.
>>32782941Why does she look so haunted? Is she regretting making Monster Maestro's heart explode?
"I was wondering if we could spend some time together today. I have a day off."CF: "What? A day off?""Yes. The... The voices stopped. I want to see you. Would you like to get lunch? Is that store still open? The one we used to go to?"CF: "Uh, yeah. Want me to meet you there?""Please."CF: "Alright. Seeya there."====================================>Caffornicator arrives ten minutes after Rider does.>She sits across from her and seems rather nervous/CF: "So... Day off, huh?""Yes. It's been nice."CF: "That's cool...""Would you like to get something to eat? It's my treat."CF: "I'm uh... I'm not hungry, hehe.""Okay. Your skin looks pale. Have you been taking care of yourself?"CF: "Yeah, haha. You know... Whole not being able to sleep thing. I'm sure you understand. Ah, shit. Didn't mean to offend you. You're not offended, right?""Of course not."It's been so long since I've been able to just... Talk to someone like this. Face to face.Just talk and not have people yelling at me for doing so. This is nice."Are you enjoying yourself?"CF: "Yeah, totally, hehe...""... Are you sure?"CF: "Uh huh.">Their food arrives and the two eat in silence.Sometimes it's nice to not hear any noises, I suppose. Moments like this where two allies can be alone and simply enjoy one another's company. I'd almost forgotten how serene it can be.Hmm.I may be enjoying it but I can not tell if my guest is. She said she is but I know that she doesn't always say how she's feeling. Or at least she didn't.
>>32783278Ask her what's on her mind. She looks really uncomfortable.
Rolled 12>>32782941It's my day off, was just calling to say hi. If she's not up for anything, see if you can get Rena's number and see if she wants to do anything instead.
>>32783278Ask what's bothering her.
>>32783278Girl's an activity junkie. Do something fast.
>>32783278Talk to Caffo about her sleeping problem. What can you do to help and what has she done?
>>32783278Something bothering you?You look like you've seen a ghost.
>>32783278Something's off with her. Ask her again if she's really all right. She's a good friend so there's reason to be concerned. ...why did she take ten minutes to arrive if she can move at light speed?
>>32783278She WANTS to enjoy herself for your sake, but she is probably pretty nervous, seeing as you just left her high and dry last time on top of all her other current problems
>>32783278ask her to sex you
>>32783278Ask if you interrupted anything importantAlso tell her you're sorry about not being able to do this more often and that you missed this
>>32783278"Are you really alright? I'm worried about you."
Rolled 13>>32783278Looks like it awkward for her- it's probably been a while after all and I think she likes Cynthia now.Tell her that you're friends- or at least you consider each other that- so her being honest with you would be appreciated.
>>32783278How god she's is sweating espresso.Ask her what is wrong.
>>32783327>...why did she take ten minutes to arrive if she can move at light speed?PANIC
>>32783278She doesn't really know how to relate to anyone other then through sex. Hate to say it Rider, but it may be up to you to come up with some ideas about what to do.
>>32783278Ask her what's going on. Did you do something wrong while under the command of the voices?And tell her you missed her. A lot.
>>32783278>Caffo is always the one going after others>the concept of anyone else even wanting to spend time with her is absurd>She has no idea whats going and is confusedBeing Catherine is suffering
>>32783389>Rider didn't even want to spend time with her at firstAll the suffering
>>32783278It's weird having a day off.I tried one of the new phones they have, and it took me an hour to figure out how to call.
"I can tell something's wrong. Please tell me what it is. I'm your friend."CF: ".... Fuck, Rider... I... I don't know what the fuck you want me to do here, you know? Do we just sit around and chat like nothing fucking happened? I mean... You're gonna go back to normal, right? After we're done here?""Not right after. In about 18 hours or so."CF: "So then why call me, man? Like... I appreciate it and all but... Fuck. This is just fucking teasing me, you know?""I'm sorry if I'm making you uncomfortable."She's cussing a lot. She's distressed. I remember that much.CF: "It's not that it's... You don't even sound like you used to.""I'm sorry."I don't know what to do.>Rider feels her heart beating faster. There is nothing to drive her forward, no list of things she needs to do, and no clear instructions on how to handle this situation.>She feels lost.
>>32783560Sorry, I...I had a day off, and I didn't know who to talk to.
>>32783560Tell her you want to live this day to the fullest.Things can't go back.BUT YOU WANT TO MAKE HER REMEMBER THIS DAY.
>>32783560Kiss her you fool
>>32783560Ask her for help, Rider.Ask your friend to help you.You miss being you, don't you?
>>32783560>>Rider feels her heart beating faster. There is nothing to drive her forward, no list of things she needs to do, and no clear instructions on how to handle this situation.>>She feels lost.Tell Caffo all this. Just...unload. What you need right now is a shoulder to cry on.
>>32783560"I'm sorry, I just wanted to spend some time with you while I'm free. If you don't want to, I'll understand."
>>32783560Tell Caffo everything. Caffo's the best, she'll understand.
>>32783622I feel like Caffo might be the one who really wants to cry here.
>>32783560Apologize.You just have a kind of short list of friends.That aren't dead people.We didn't mean to taunt you.
Rolled 1>>32783560Rider. It's fine to have your job be the spirit of vengeance for heroes, like Ghost Rider.But, even so. You have your own will. You aren't just their vessel! You have your own will, you once had your own hopes and dreams. Seeking honest justice for the fallen is fine, but you've let yourself become their tool for revenge.And its hurt everyone you care about.That's why- even when they return, you need to stand your ground- to be live your own life as you see fit. You've let them erode you so much you aren't even recognizable to your friend. That spending time with you pains her.Don't lose everything you are.It's... It's too sad, Rider.
>>32783560Are you satisfied, having turned yourself into a tool which can't think for itself, Rider? Maybe you should have considered Bridgette's offer. Nobody would grudge you a day out of each week to be yourself, and not a robot following the instructions of angry ghosts.
>>32783560>CF: "So then why call me, man? Like... I appreciate it and all but... Fuck. This is just fucking teasing me, you know?"Now I'm sad>>32783658She did lose her best friend after all
>>32783560Dickbag spirits gotta go
>>32783560Take her hand. Look into her eyes. Promise you'll take more breaks from the spirits. Say you've been overwhelmed, lost your way. Ask her to help you find it again.
>>32783658They can both cry for each other
>>32783560Tell her how you feel.She wants you to be your normal self but at the same time realises that this is temporal and the haunting will be back and soon you again won't have time for... the leisure things... and for her.
>>32783560Well it seems that she's really uncomfortable with seeing the real you and knowing that you'll be going away soon to the avenger mode again. Perhaps it was a bad idea to meet with her after all, you're causing her lot of distress.
>>32783756No pain no gain. "Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor."
>>32783560I guess tell her that, if it means anything, we remembered her.
I think this is a wake up call for banishing the spirits. I mean, I guess it was fine earlier, since Rider was only sacrificing herself, but now she realizes that she also somewhat sacrifices people dear to her, and living people by definition have more integrity than dead souls
>>32783622They both need to unload. Might as well do it now.
>>32783857Rider aint going to banish the spirits.The -most- is that she's going to take more breaks from them somehow.
>>32783857Or she could find a way to turn them on and off to get the best of both worlds.Maybe a punchclock system? From 9:00 to 17:00, she's the spirit's bitch.
>>32783874She can put them on her phone.
"I had a day off. I just wanted to talk to you. You were my best friend."CF: "... I'm sorry, Rider. I can't fucking do this. I'm gonna end up ruining your whole day off.">As she stands to leave Rider grabs her hand."I still want to be your friend, Caffee. But I have a job. I... Those people need help. I'm the only one that can help them. But just for today I don't have to listen to them. I want to spend that day with my friend. Please, Caffee. You're the only person I have left from my past. You're one of the few things I remember.">Caffornicator uses her powers to free herself from Rider. She opens her mouth to say something but then closes it tightly and walks away.>Rider doesn't bother trying to catch up. If that girl wants to get away there's nothing Rider could do....That didn't go how I wanted it to at all.I think I just made her upset...And now my stomach hurts.
>>32783680You're saying rider...Shouldn't lose her way?>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAJzc0RPDmM
>>32783921You should ask someone for advice.Do you know anyone good at that?
Rolled 5>>32783921Sit downTry not to cryCry a lot
>>32783906And from 17:00 to 9:00 Caffo's?
>>32783921You probably feel sad...you should cry. It will help you feel better.Never underestimate the power of a good cry.
>>32783921Well, maybe go out for that walk you were planning on then.Who else is a friend of yours?
>>32783921That's probably the sweets.And the emotional distress. Mostly the distress really. And the sweets. Really, this day has not been conducive to a healthy stomach.Anyway, you really REALLY need to reconsider your life.
>>32783921Well we could try and rebound to Iced-T or Teal Ranger.
>>32783921Cry. The spirits should feel bad for making a cute girl cry, indirectly.
>>32783921Maybe talk to bridgette.She's the only friend-like thing you have going on other than caffo.
>>32783921Make a deal with the spirits so that you are freed from your duty after each sunset and bound back to them with each sunrise.
>>32783921Talk to rena or sparkles?
>>32783921Rider, I think you should start considering getting rid of your freeloaders. Get someone else carry their burden, you've done this long enough. They've literally destroyed your life....Of course the decision is yours. You need to consider carefully what you feel is most important to you.
>>32783921Rider, when you are left emotionally dead and broken...it will be the selfish spirits of the dead who will have to fall beneath the vengeance of The Rider.
>>32783921That Rena girl seems to be good at friends.
>>32783921Rena can be anyone's friend. Go see her. Maybe she can help you reconnect with Caffee, too.
>>32783921Maybe now is the time to reconsider your life choices. Making yourself into the perfect little avenger is cool and all, but right now you're basically a puppet with the strings cut.
>>32784015Our only friend just ditched us its that or get drunk and think about all the mistakes we made in our lives.
>>32783921You should apologize to her later. I'm not saying your decision to keep the spirits was WRONG, but it was definitely selfish and so was contacting Caffo.
>>32784075Or get some lifestyle advice.
>>32783921And now you perhaps understand why you were given a day off. They want to show you that there's nothing for you without their dead voices in your head.Are you just gonna take that sitting down?
>>32783921Sorry, I've got nothing. I basically get what's going on but honestly have no idea how to make it better.
>>32784116finish that cake dammit
>>32783921Yes, the dead need help. They deserve their rest, as much as any other, and if you can assist them, then that is a noble thing to do.But are you really so worthless that your own happiness doesn't matter at all? Do you really hold such a low opinion of yourself?Seriously, shit ain't healthy. You need to take more frequent breaks. A few hours out of each day, a day out of each week, whatever. Just something to make sure that you stay a person and don't end up like, well, this.
>>32784116You need to make some sobbing sounds.
>>32784116It's okay RiderI'm crying with you
>>32783921You should probably go to the bathroom, just in case.
>>32784161...we must talk to Rena.If she can stick her Vampirism in a bottle, maybe we can do something similar with your Rider-hood
>>32784116POV switch! You are an imgurian and just captured the saddest break up evar to post online.
>>32784231Rena may be some sort of friendship juggernaut, but this requires a contract dispute, not an outright cut.
>>32784116RENA! Rena, you asexual slut, where the fuck are you?Give this poor girl a hug. Somebody give Rider a hug...
>>32784265Nah, she only needs to endure this for eighteen more hours and then the pain goes away.
>>32784231Then we'd just be alone. Again.
You are all right... I couldn't see before how... How bad everything had become. I will never give up my job but... I think I can take a break every now and again.... Maybe a few hours, once a week? Just... Just so I can keep my friends.And eat cake.And I know someone who can help me.>Rider calls up Bridgette. The surprised monster girl says she was just in the middle of cooking lunch and Rider is more than welcome to come over if she wants.>Rider sits up->And then immediately runs to the bathroom to throw up the dozens of cakes she ate.>Once she feels better she goes to Bridgette's home.>Rider explains to her that it's her day off. No voices today. Mostly.B: "That's great! So are you just going and visiting friends today?""... Something like that. I was wondering if I can ask you a favor..."B: "Sure, what's up?">At the moment of truth Rider freezes up.>The idea of putting the voices away even for a while terrifies her. This time it was unwilling, she HAD to take a day off.>But what if she took a few hours off willingly? Her breath catches as she recalls the fury that usually awaits her when the voices find her slacking off.>It was relentless and painful.>There were a few that were calm and gentle and understanding but they were buried under the ones that were... Less so.>If they found out she wanted to have weekly, perhaps even daily, breaks?
>>32784116If you do go after Caffo, you should let her talk first.Maybe get her a nice present or something as an apology.
>>32784352Tell her this and the thing with Caffo. Just spill all of it.
>>32784352Okay, we need a fucking ghost expert for this.
Rolled 12>>32784352You could hold them for ransom! Get someone to take away the voices by force if they don't let you have your breaks, with an increasing amount of time taken per missed break
>>32784352Ask for daily breaks. You need a life. If they need more help, they can just possess more heroes.
>>32784352Confide in bridget that you want breaks, but are terrified of ghostly retribution.
>>32784352If they don't value your happiness, why should you value theirs?You aren't worthless. Stop treating yourself like you are and put your foot down.
Rolled 6>>32784352Don't let yourself be intimidated! Fight!Time to call for an exorcist.
>>32784352You should explain everything to Bridgette.
>>32784352Get assistants!There's not a single problem that can't be solved by throwing waves of expendable, unpaid interns at it.
Rolled 15>>32784352Our Voices vs the annoying onesITS ON NOW BITCHES! FIGHT FOR DOMINANCE
>>32784352Look, get one thing straightSPIRITS OWE YOUYou're doing them all a huge favor, and they have absolutely NO right to demand ANYTHING from you. They have to be thankful you're not willing to get rid of them altogether
Rolled 8>>32784352Look, fear's the real enemy here. You're afraid of them. And that's not acceptable.So, get up, tell them who's the boss, and if they fight back you kick those bastards in the teeth as hard as you can.You hold the upper hand here. You have a right to live your own life.
>>32784352Why are you even letting them talk to you all at once? Can't you set up the contract condition so that all the ghosts have to wait in line and only one of them can directly address you? That'll make your contact with them much more bearable.
Rolled 6>>32784429But aren't we both the annoying ones?
Rolled 10>>32784352The living are more important the dead, even the worthy dead whom you help. You do what you do for them because it is right, not because they tell you to; they can bitch and moan all they want but ultimately it is through you that their wills are worked. They would be smart to remember that last part.
>>32784352then tell themYou are the rider, unique and you know what? that means you get to define exactly what the rider isthey can rant and rave and scream all they will but you can endure that, caffo NEEDS you to endure that. then they'll stop. then sob, then beg and THEN you can deign to aid themYou aid them as is your mission, but it isn't everything that you are, your not whole rider, now get some time off and patch things up with caffo
>>32784466But we want her to have fun, their just whiny (we are too but that's not the point)besides, I've been waiting for this moment
Rolled 18>>32784352Fuck them.They're no heroes, and if they give you shit for having your own life, then they aren't really heroes. They lived their life and have no right to tell you that you can't live yours when you're doing THEM the favor.The ones that have a problem with this can go. You have a way to keep them gone now.
How about you just start at the start, Rider?How did you become The Ridden?
>>32784352Just tell her all of it dammit!Maybe in person, but either way.
>>32784352Just give up and wait a few more hours till the dead come back and they take away the pain of freedom.
>The voices are the real monsters>Bridgette can control them
>>32784586What a tweeest!
>>32784352The dead have eternity, and there will always be more dead. You live. It is the right of the living to live. This shouldn't be your burden alone, and it should not cost you the whole of your self.Be free, Rider.Even if only for a short while.They can suck it if they have a problem. Scream over them when they come calling about it, YOU be heard by them for a change. You are not their slave, you do this as a service of justice, it is what you've volunteered for. You have no master but yourself, and they can shove it.
>>32784423>>32784586Fuck off back to your edgy homosex quest
>>32784352Consider a timing out system to dissuade ghosts from having grand revenge at you.
>>32784586This would be hilarious.
You are all correct... Never have so many people given me this kind of encouragment...I will no longer allow myself to be controlled by those I wish to help. I will still help them but I will do so as I deem fit.And I will have my free time.I have served them for the better part of my life. I think I've earned this."Bridgette, I want a way to seal the voices away. The spirits within me... I know they need help but they have taken so much from me. I want time to myself. To spend with my friends. Can you do this for me?"B: "What? Uhm... Yeah, Rider. Sure. I'm not entirely sure if I can do that but I feel pretty confident about it. So what do you want me to do? Just completely seal them away? What?"That is a good question. You voices have come up with a few good systems but what would be best? Making it where I work for a certain amount of time each day? Making it so they can't all speak up at once? I don't want to make it so they're sealed inside my new phone partly because I like my new phone but also because... Some of them just genuinely want someone to talk to. I won't deprive the good ones of that.
Rolled 10>>32784739Workin' nine to five~ What a way to make a living~
>>32784739I'd insert a timer and a filter.Make it work kind of like a radio. You have to tune into the frequency to hear the voices.
>>32784739I say be done with them for good. EXORCISE!
>>32784739Less shouty. More whispery. Make them switch-off-able.
>>32784739Just make it so you can control whether you hear them or not. Anything from individual voices to complete cacophony. You're clearly willing to help so you'd still be doing a ton of work for them, but you're also fully in control meaning they can't bully you or trick you.
>>32784739Get yourself a day off or something.I KNOW!Get a -volume knob-.A volume knob is all you really need.
>>3278473910-12 hour shift each day? Or maybe just a weekly quota of 70 hours or so.Assuming you want 8 hours of sleep each day, that gives you a reasonable amount of free time, and nobody can say that you aren't putting an effort in to help the dead.
>>32784739Put them on the internet.Lots of people to talk to and all the porn they could ever want.
>>327847399-5 sounds good. Make it so you can talk to them on demand if you need to.
>>327847399 to 5 or sunrise to sunset.
>>32784739Have a queue system where each ghost gets to petition you for a time slot. Let them bargain and plead. And define strict working hours for when you're helping a ghost. As soon as you've put a spirit to rest, the next one can take its slot.
>>32784794>>32784808>>32784797These. Volume and frequency knob.
>>32784739Filter based on uniqueness of message content. If a bunch of voices all shout the same thing, it only sounds like one voice.
>>32784739Make it so you can mute them and unmute them on an individual basis.Mutes last for a week and then wear off, and you can't remute them for at least a day.
>>32784739Eight hours on work days, days off on holidaysOnly set amount of requests at one timeThose who won't comply get banished
>>32784739Add some kind of filter, so you can tune them all out if you need to and so you can concentrate on a few when you are working
>>32784739Hm. Giving yourself an at-will off switch might be too much of a temptation. I would suggest give yourself... 7AM to 7PM? Take the first Saturday and Sunday of each month completely off? And get a volume knob so you can focus on other things.
Rolled 12>>32784739Obviously, the seal would need the ability to be activated at will by you- regardless. The ability, also, to just seal away certain voices for good.
>>32784739Simple.Get a computer, and set up a chatroom for the ghosts. They get to scream and shout, and at the same time, they can talk with each other if they want to.Plus, you can set up a bulletin board on the computer as well, where they can post the jobs they have for you. Maybe your friends as well.
>>32784833you mean her boobs? rub to go up in volume, pinch to go down.
>>32784739Some kind of weekend deal. I dunno.You want them most of the time, just not all the time. And the ability to turn them off if they start screaming at you too loudly. So a maximum volume cutoff.
>>32784739>>32784826I'd say Sunrise to Sunset you're on the job. And you get holidays off, especially Christmas and your birthday. I'd also suggest, what, the first Saturday and Sunday of each month you get off too? Regardless of what you do, get a fucking volume knob for this shit so they can't scream at you all the time. You have to remember, you have fulfilled your damn obligation to them. You've spent the vast majority of your life at their beck and call no matter what. It's time for you to take back your life, and if they want scream and bitch, just turn down the volume on that shit and ignore them.
>>32784893That could make for distracting times if she gets involved with someone.
>>32784885With an app that lets us access it on our phone?
>>32784885That actually sounds pretty good. Since it also let's other people help out.
>>32784934Yep.We can get the tech heroes to help us out. It can also serve as something the younger heroes can do in their spare time - they get to complete jobs for the ghosts for some cash or whatever.Convince FCC Man that this can be a new show - Ghostbusting Heroes. He'll fund this shit in a heartbeat.
>>32784885I support ghost chatroom.
>>32784885We're gonna call it shi-chan.(TL: note "shi" means "death").
>>32784885Yes, this. This is good.
>>32785007Set it on a public server so the dead can talk with their living relatives if they can't let go.Or just want someone to talk to in their spare time. Which is all their time, I guess.
>>32784885GHOST CHATROOMWOO WOO
I don't like the chatroom idea much.Rider needs to be able to audibly talk to them. And having them in her head gives her spider sense.
>>32785019>Not explaining the pun in the TL notePoor form
>>32784885How do you make the dead access the internet without a medium ?
>>32785065They're still in her head, they're just not ONLY in her head.
>>32785065We don't have to cut them out of her head, just give them more than just her as an outlet.
>>32785085They're fucking ghosts, they can possess electronics. What did you think white noise is?
>Rider explains her plan to Bridgette. She wants the ability to lower the volume of the spirits and even be able to hear certain ones specifically. Not to the point where she can completely mute them but so that she can have some piece of mind.>Also she wants to make it so she only has to work from 9am to 5pm. Weekends off.>Bridgette furiously takes notes as Rider describes her wishes. Rider begins to brainstorm a bit and comes up with some kind of network that they can set up for the spirits. Bridgette explains that it would be nearly impossible to contain them on something like the internet but instead the two of them can simply post a few of the simpler desires that they have on some kind of bulletin board. That way they can post things they want to get done and not only that but other Heroes can take on the jobs as well. Rider's burden can be eased just a bit more."That sounds good... Can you do all this?"B: "I can try...">It takes a few hours but with Bridgette's help the entire thing is set up. Rider has a new marking, a visual sign of her new contract, and the monster girl is laying against a chair. The ritual drained her energy completely but she said it should work."Thank you so much..."I won't be able to find out if it works until the day is over, though. The voices are completely gone until the day is done.
>>32785245Well, how else would new electricity be made?
>>32785257Now go apologize properly to Caffo
>>32785257Call Caffo and tell her the New Deal.
>>32785257daw bridgette looks cute there.
>>32785300Should do it in person really.
>>32785257Now go tell Caffo we have more time now
>>32785257Thank bridgette some more. She's all tuckered out.Also, maybe consider not taking every night off. It's good to be punchclock, but batman-time is some of the best hero time.
>>32785257Is Bridgette alright?Also, have a friends get together. Might as well enjoy your friends as yourself
>>32785257Hug the monster girl!
>>32785289This. So much this. I bet she would even be the first one to use your unfinished business board
>>32785257break the news to caffothen ask her to sex you
>>32785257Go tell Caffo the good newsLet the healing begin
>>32785257Bridgette: good work. Now make your hair longer.>>32785289>>32785300Wouldn't it be better to show up tomorrow, unannounced, and just... smile, and hug her?
>get hype>get caffo hype>inb4: it doesn't work
>>32785257Thank Bridgette for everything. We'll see how well the system works later.After that, maybe call your friends out for a drink or something? Get Caffo as well, you probably want to break the news to her.
>>32785364DON'T get caffo hype.DO NOT tell her about this until tomorrow night.
>>32785257Now, we just gotta start teaching newbie heroes to not die and add to your headvoices.
>>32785257Find Caffo and tell her. Tell her you've made steps to take your own life back, and that you want her back in your life. No tease, if the seal you've been given holds, then its real.
>>32785257Thank properly Bridgette by ruffling her hair.
This thread needs to end with a caffo/bridgette/rider three-wat
>>32785257Thank the monster girlif it does end up working You can surprise Caffo tomorrow
Please don't break news to caffo until the first night. Once it works.
welpso much for caffo/cynthia
>>32785257Yeah, I'd say we better not be telling Caffo until we make sure it works.Also go shopping for clothes. No offense but your wardrobe is more out of fashion than your phone was.
>>32785445Caffo might not reconcile so quickly. And even if they do, it might be regular friendship.Then again I'm not big on Caffo/Cynthia anyway.
>>32785445To be fair, cynthia never liked caffo/cynthia.
>>32785480>Caffo>being in a committed and monogamous relationshipShe can't fulfill her urges on only a single person
>>32785445>caffo/cynthiaShit pairing is shiiiiit.
>>32785522And Caffo/Rider isn't shipping.
>>32785445Caffo/Rider is superior anyway
>>32785527I think she could, it's just that there's no-one interested in going steady with her.After all, she isn't getting much right now, and she still does fine right?
>>32785445Hey, I do want them both happy and in healthy relationship (within possibilities of the setting). Never said it has to be with each other. Caffo seems to actually care for Rider. And vice versa. So I'm all behind it.We'll get somebody else for Cynthia soon enough.
>>32785556What I'm saying is that this was about getting a girl out of a situation that was basically an abusive relationship and I don't give a fuck about what kind of romantic relationships happen or don't happen because of it.
>>32785257Reward Bridgette by giving her some of your bust size, goddam look at those!
>>32785592>We'll get somebody else for Cynthia soon enough.Baloon Man.
>>32785592The only partners I want for Cynthia are loneliness and misery.
>>32785592>>We'll get somebody else for Cynthia soon enough.Nah she can be old and alone, and settle for being Ben-Bben's "favourite Aunt".
>>32785669To be fair, she is like the best aunt ever.But that doesn't mean she won't get swept off her non-feet by someone.
>>32785635Gee, idk, he seem to always have his head up in the clouds... I think she needs someone more... down to earth. You know what I mean?Chet?
>>32785402>Rider goes up to Bridgette and ruffles her soft, curly, hair. She opens her eyes and makes a noise in protest.B: "Hey, no ruffling my hair.">Rider picks the girl up and gives her a hug instead. It's the first hug she's had in years.>Bridgette doesn't struggle against it too much.I want to tell Caffee right now but... I think it would be best to save it for tomorrow. The look on her face will be worth it.But I still have much of today for myself.I think I've run out of friends to visit, too.
>>32785662It's what she deserves.
>>32785257I wonder if the big boss will pop a monocle at this, since it means less Rider airtime and less profits.
Rolled 20>>32785696What about Rena?You still have Rena.All of you still have Rena!
>>32785696>I think I've run out of friends to visit, too.Time to make new ones! I hear Rena the Rock is easy friend.
>>32785696There's always Rena. She's always up to make new friends.
>>32785696Well, you've run out of friends to visit and you can't revist old ones until tomorrow.Make the most of your day off with some idle leisure activity and maybe a nice dinner.Also consider spending some of your leisure activity doing ghost things anyway. It -is- what you are comfortable doing, and it's important work. Having breaks for friends was all you really wanted.
>>32785696Since vacation day is over, test out the network, summon a little girl ghost and hear her plea.
>>32785696>I think I've run out of friends to visit, too.Solution: cake, movies and ice cream
>>32785696Find Rena and ask her for advice on how to make things up to Caffo.
>>32785696What day of the week is it? You might get tomorrow off as well!Then you can spend all day with Caff, and it won't matter if you stay up late.
>>32785696Whoah now, taking lessons from Raindrops? Hadn't expected that.
>>32785696Take a relaxing stroll, or go see a movie
>>32785696What about Rena? She helped you before.And considering how her power is FRIENDSHIP, she might help you sort things out with Caffo.
>>32785696Shopping! You need some new clothes. And shoes. Girls always need new shoes, my sister taught me that.Also get something kinky as a surprise for Caffo.
>>32785696Watch a cheesy movie, why not.
>>32785696From the thumbnail I thought Rider was trying to hypnotize Bridgette with one of those yen pendulums.
>>32785704On the plus side, it now gives an opportunity for a heart-wrenching story of a woman haunted by her past (literally?) whose horrible horrible fate is averted at the last moment by a villain who took pity on her.Could make a goodly amount off of TV or movie sales.
>>32785696I know, go back to the mall!They had all sorts of things you wanted there. Like sweets.I always visit a good eatery when I have some extra cash and a day off. I know a place that has an endless eggroll buffet.I love egg rolls.
>>32785704Big boss can go pop himself for all I care!>>32785735>I hear Rena the Rock is easy friendThat doesn't sould like compliment.
>>32785696Watch out for Cynthia, she's somewhere in the apartment as well.>>32785766We should buy her a new whip.
>>32785696Go see a movie. Ask Bridgette if she wants to come with.
I wonder if she'll get her memories back if her mind is less influenced by the spirits.
>>32785846I don't think she lost memories, just that she's been busy for 10 years.
>>32785766Maybe a nice italian percolator? I believe she is really into coffee.
Rena is a nice girl but I'm not certain I can consider her a friend.I would like to go to the mall again. It was fun there and I would like to purchase some more things from there.>>32785817Oh, right! I borrowed that from her... So long ago.>Rider thanks Bridgette again and goes back to the mall. Once there she asks around for where she can buy a whip. A man kindly directs her to a nearby shop.>Inside she finds a variety of whips. She handles each of them with a practiced eye.Hmm... Most of these aren't even whips... And they don't look like they would do too much damage. I really like the one I got from her, I don't want to give that one back...But none of these are nearly as good.
>>32786122Rider, you're innocence is adorable.
>>32786122Ask the owner where you can get one that's meant for combat.
>>32786122You should probably look for a nice whip at a farming equipment store.Also, buy some of those ballgags.
>>32786122Ask that friendly-looking person if they know where we can find decent, combat-capable whips.
>>32786122I'm thinking the store you are in now isn't of the type that would sell whips meant for combat. You may need to try another kind of store.
>>32786122If they're not good then don't get them.Maybe ask the clerk for advice.
>>32786122Store owner, none of these seem rugged enough to fight villains with.Where do you keep your heavy duty whips?
>>32786122You're so adorable :D
>>32786122Ask if you can get one specially made
>>32786122Buy some of that gear to use when subduing evildoers, then go find somewhere that sells better whips.
>>32785427Fuckin auto-correct.Fine. RiderXCaffo, while Bridgette Aras approvingly
>>32786122Ask them if they do custom jobs and ask them to recreate Caffornicator's whip.
>>32786122Hey I think there's handcuffs for sale there. Get a few, they should be handy when apprehending evildoers. And those gags might be good for silencing spellcasters.
>>32786122Ask the man behind you where you can find masterwork leather whips, instead of these.Or if he can get you the number of a manufacturer you can order from.
>>32786122Go find a dwarf. I hear they make whips that cut like lightsabers.
>>32786122Hi! I am an sad and lonely spirit. To help me go into the afterlife, I need you to whip someone nearby. He jilted me and needs to be punished! Thanks!
>>32786122This place seems to be more akin to... um.. costume store, so to speak. The tools and outfits sold here are more for show and sceneplay than actual functionality.Anyway, maybe you could buy Caffo something else, you remember her, that she's into? I mean, other than whips.
>>32786238Dark elves are more renowned for their whip crafting and use.
>>32786194I'm in support of RiderXBridgette and OliviaXCaffo.
>>32786122Perhaps there's a Hero at the association who could make you one? Might be a legendary smith or inventor somehwere around there.
>>32786283For example... Prince?
>>32786270Dwarves are dark elves.
>>32786238>dwarf>Whip made of GleipnirMother of god!
>>32786299He's too busy being full of himself for the following century or so.
>>32786122Ask the guy if he has a whipping range and target dummies.
>>32786271Huh. I could see. Shes got an endearingly Rena-ish vibe
>>32786305But they aren't drow.
>>32786169Those are Amulets of Silence
>>32786271I'm a fan of Bridgette x Happiness and Caffo x Happiness
Yes, these are just terrible...>Rider goes up to the owner of the store."Sir, these whips are insufficient."???: "What's wrong with them?""I need whips that can injure people. These are simply toys."???: "Uhm... Yeah, we don't really sell stuff like that around here... I mean some of them are pretty strong but...""I want to use them against those who are being bad as righteous punishment. You must have something better."???: "I might...">The man checks the back and comes out with a dusty whip that looks like no one has touched it. It's black with gem studs on the handle."That will do.">Rider also buys herself a bunch of handcuffs and ballgags. Mostly because the voices advised her too but partly because handcuffs might be useful.There we go.Now I have a new whip to give her when I surprise her tomorrow.
>>32786428>"I want to use them against those who are being bad as righteous punishment. You must have something better."I want to put her and Rena in a room together
>>32786428Wait, isn't that Robomaid's former master?
>>32786428Dispose of the ballgags somewhere, you don't need those.Well, you still have time left it seems. Have any hobbies?
>>32786428>Now I have a new whip to give her when I surprise her tomorrow.Can I advise you to also show her the cuffs and the ballgags?
>>32786428god i hope this scenario wont start with a pun.
>>32786428>Now I have a new whip to give her when I surprise her tomorrow.I can see that already... "Surprise!" *slashes whip*C: "Oh Rider I didn't know you were a dom."
>>32786428The ballgags are almost exclusively used in sexual activities. You've been bamboozled, hornswoggled, and hoodwinked, Rider.
>>32786428Show Bridgette what you bought.She might be interested in them.
>>32786428What else, you could go watch a movie, that's always fun
>>32786480>>32786428You'll find that while we are less harsh than the other voices, we are more likely to fool you as a joke.Do mind that.
>>32786428Rider should never be near rena for too long, the density would crush any room they were in
>>32786519It would be pretty cute though
>>32786271Huh. I could see oliviaXBridgette. Shes got an endearingly Rena-ish vibe
>>32786519Rider is just out of touch. Rena is denser than dense.
Rider's a slut.
>>32786579You're mom's a slut.
>>32786455No! They might end up forming a neutron star!
>>32786604It'll be fine.They'll be great friends.
>>32786428Sounds like a plan, but be careful that she doesn't think you're attacking her. You could even buy a box and gift wrapping for the whip!Hey Rider, what are your thoughts on dating Bridgette?
>>32786457nah, just someone of similar physical dispositions
>>32786595Hey, his mom's a classy lady who knows what she wants. The further we demonize the sexual freedom of half the population while using sexual conquest or experience as a measure of worth for the other half we cannot move forward.That said, I want to make a joke about Rider taking off her top...and she's just lifting her head off of her shoulders.
>>32786271Didn't Caffo said she has no interest in Olivia?She's just checking in on her, considering how she's stuck in a hospital.>>32786575>Olivia and BridgetteThat's actually pretty cute.
>>32786604It'll be the closest Rena will ever get to sex
>>32786641Once she gets better, though?
>>32786641She had no interest because Olivia was busy being Edgemurder.When she's not being Edgemurder she's pretty great.
>>32786579Haven't you heard? Sluts are rad.
>>32786604>a new eggbaby appears
Oh... You guys were tricking me...>She returns the ballgag but keeps the rest. She spends the rest of her day just treating herself. She goes to the movies, has dinner, and eats all the cake once again.>It's the best day she can remember having in a long long time.>Once she's done she sits down on her bed at home, already reflecting back on a day well spent.This is it. When I go to bed I'll wake up and the voices will be back.But this time I'll be the one in charge. I will be the Rider.Thank you, voices. You were a great help.
>>32786801Suddenly I have a bad feeling...
>>32786801You can thank us by removing your cardigan.
>>32786801Whatever happened to us being your thoughts?
>>32786801No problem.Also, we're Rena's headvoices. So if you need us, ask her
>>32786801Totally forgot that it doesn't let me say that the chapter ended so... End of chapter 44! I wanted to go on just a bit longer but I need to wrap up here. I hope you all enjoyed it and as usual I'll be posting the time for the next chapter on the twitter.
>>32786801You said we were just your thoughts?But now you call us your voices?What happened?
>>32786801You're welcome RiderI have a really bad feeling
>>32786801i guess it's back to slave rider again
>>32786873Oh my god sparkleThat is the most terrifying nightmare to have
>>32786873What a terrible nightmare.You made Sparkle cry with the worst tears, I hate you Farro!
>>32786873N-noBut that's a cliffhanger
>>32786873Oh geez, Sparkle that's cuteHer nightmare is Ben leaving her
>>32786873I almost had a heart attack
>>32786801Did you say goodnight to your trusty steed?
>>32786801You're welcome! Don't eat TOO much cake now, you'll get fat! Puking it up repeatedly isn't healthy either.You know, this new Contract might even help some of the spirits move on to the next life, as they will learn to accept their deaths instead of living through you all day like they used to.Good night, have a good rest.
>>32786873Well look at it this way, Sparkle. At least your nightmares are about relatively mundane shit, now.
>>32786873i see sparkle is already in THAT phase of the relationship.WHEN IS THE WEDDING?
>>32786873>>32786966>when is the weddingYou're not wed yet? You have a kid!
>>32786801STOP TRIGGERING YOUR OWN DEATH FLAG
>>32786915Who is Farro? Any relation to Queenie?
>>32786480They have useful applications when dealing with spellcasters or science-wizards with voice controls (see: Robomaids recent battle)
>>32786916But it's a happily ever after! Everything turned out perfect for her.>>32786966It's illegal for her to marry on monster in this country.
>>32787068Rider is a cutie
>>32787068So, what, they'll elope once the whole Crisis of Infinite Renas resolves itself?>>32787029Her dad.
>>32787068>illegalHAHAHAI don't give a shit. When is the wedding?
>>32787068Now I'm even more worried!You bully!
>>32787068that fucking sucks.
>>32787068>illegalTime to fight the biggest nastiest monster of them all - the legal system.
>>32787145Does that mean that Bridgette could summon and control it?
>>32787068why not get married on the monster realm?also we should blast sparkle's mind on proposing to her hubby once we switch POV to her.
All of these lovely happily ever afters make me so worried.SO WORRIED.
>>32787207Don't be silly. There's nothing to be worried about.It's not like an omnipotent evil Rena is coming soon to kill everyone off without breaking a sweat.Oh wait.
>>32787176I'm afraid not. I mean she can summon her dad who is sort of non-euclidean being beyond understanding, but even she has her limits.
>>32787191she already proposed the moment she showed her eggs to him.and no it's not the magical egg
>>32787068You know how either one of them could wipe the city off the face of the map if they got pissed?Well, if nobody refuses to process their paperwork then it's legal. All that matters is that people consider the paperwork to be in order, not if it's actually valid.
>>32787289Those aren't normally visible. Unless they got up to some REALLY kinky things...
>>32787325Well, he IS a monster
>>32787325We all know Sparkle's into biting.
>>32787325there are a lot of ways a man can get acquainted with those two.
>>32787381She wasn't when they first met.
So, how great a meal will sparkle make for ben in order to assure he never leaves the following morning?
>>327874443 stacks of pancakesthe whisky induced kind
>>32787444Whatever it is, she serves it while wearing an apron. And nothing else.
>>32787502oh godlarro pls
>>32787564>>32787502Ben questions why his wife is acting like she is out of a harem anime.He assumes magical girl stuff.
>>32787444She'd look up some magical girl team themed after foods and make all of those at once.>captcha: Cream opseirec
>>32788002>"What's that?">"That is Magical Marmalade Mumbo! Specially for you!">"And this?">"That is Flavorful Fish Fillet! For the guy I love!">"And this?">"That is my fucking booze, because I need it after busting my ass off in the kitchen. now eat."
>>32788097sides orbitsend help
>>32788128cantright with youhi
>>32788097Sparkle, does booze even do anything for vampires?
>>32788220I'm sure she has access to magic hutch.
>>32788220She makes Ben drink the booze so she can suck it out of his veins
>>32788408The sacrifices one makes for one's waifu.
>>32788593It explains why booze is part of the breakfast though.
>>32788624Actually, it was the gimmick of one of the mahou shoujo who joined the group in the later seasons, but Sparkle didn't watch that far ahead.
>>32788672>it was the gimmick of one of the mahou shoujo who joined the group in the later seasonsWhat was her name, Epic Mealtime Miracle Song Jack Daniels?
>>32788720She joined right after Lyrical Soldier Beefsteak and Joy Detective Croissant. They were pretty pressed for recruits in that story arc.>captcha: Bedpons MOMENTS