HOPEFULLY THE NEW MECHANIC DOESN'T SUCKTwitter: https://twitter.com/EsperQuestQMAsk.fm thing: ask.fm/EsperQuestQMArchives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Raildexhttp://archive.moe/tg/search/username/EsperQuestQM/type/op/order/ascNEW MECHANIC EXPLANATION TIME: 'Insight'Insight should (hopefully) serve as a means for you guys to gain more, well, insight into... pretty much anything, I guess. It's a way for you guys to hear a character's thoughts and opinions whilst also getting more details and information.It works pretty much like this:>Reply to post>Roll 1d5>GREENTEXT *ONE* person/place/thing/etc. that you want to know more aboutI'll reply to your INSIGHT CHECK as is appropriate. I'm not sure if I'll reply to them individually or altogether just yet- that's gonna be something to figure out as we go.I might prompt you make insight checks from time to time, but for the most part you'll be doing them as you please.And, naturally, if this turns out to be awful, then we'll just drop it!
You are Berse- NO.You are NOT Berserker. That's not your name!You are STRENGTH. S-T-R-E-N-G-T-H, Strength.You used to be called, 'Koutari Yuu'.They can't control you anymore. You decided.You are Strength, today is the twenty-fifth of July, the sunlight coming in through the windows is warm and pleasant, your gloves are tucked away nice and safe in the corner of the room, and you're relatively calm.You're sitting, cross-legged, on a very comfy cushion. The table you're sitting at is pretty low to the ground, something you're not very used to, and there are three other people sitting at the table with you. The lady who brought you here- Mami, as you've learned she's called- is sitting directly across from you, looking worried and talking on the phone with someone. On either side of her, there's a girl- both of the girls look the same, and, apparently, they're both her girlfriends- one of them is sipping daintily at her tea, and the other is looking at you rather strangely.Mami concludes her call and lets out an exasperated sigh. “Okay, girls,” she says, “here's the deal: Akari-chan needs to be picked up, the office needs to be opened, someone needs to be here when Kyouko-chan and Sayaka-chan arrive, and I don't feel comfortable leaving Yuu-chan alone.”The girls who look alike look at one another, then at you, then Mami, and then each other again.>Protest; you're not a child, and you don't need anyone to babysit you!>Wait and listen; the pair look like they're about to say something.>Propose a solution; you're smarter than you look!>Something else! (Write-in!)>Remember, you can make Insight checks!
>>35026733>Protest; you're not a child, and you don't need anyone to babysit you!
Rolled 4 (1d5)>>35026733> Twins
>>35026733>Propose a solution; you're smarter than you look!CLEARLY we can go pick up this Akari person.
>>35026733>Wait and listen; the pair look like they're about to say something.>Propose a solution; you're smarter than you look!Gotta stay calm.
Rolled 1 (1d5)>>35026733>The StrangeLet's try out the new shiny.
>>35026852>4You look at the two girls more carefully.They're sisters- they call one another sister, after all- and they look the same...What's the word...?...Twins!They're Twins!You can't believe you forgot what twins were.
>>35026893I... I didn't really think about that, but I meant for insight to be about things in the current scene.I didn't think to make that more specific.Sorry about that.
Rolled 4 (1d5)>>35026964>things in the current scene.>Mami's Mamis
Rolled 3 (1d5)>>35026918Goddammit, EsperQM!I'll admit. I LaughedLet me try again>THOSE TWINS. THE ONES MAMI FUCK. TELL ME WHAT THEY THINK OF US. OR WHAT THEY'LL SAY. TELL US.
>>35027009I propose we use Insight to check out every character's knockers from now on.Asses also acceptable. Who is with me?
>>35027024>THE ONES MAMI FUCKNo need for such language anon. Try 'partakes in' or 'makes love to' or makes bite the pillow.
Rolled 2 (1d5)>>35027071We shall assess all assets!Like>Mami's Butt!I'm sorry Esper, I'll get the silliness out of my system soon, I don't think this is actually a bad idea or anything, at least not yet.
>>35027084Too late to rewrite.Anyone want to try their hand at the new mechanic?It looks like it'll be Fun_
>>35026828I must protest!>>35026861>>35026923>Offer to go get 'Akari' yourself>>35026875Wait before making a proposal; don't get angry.>>35027024Actually, '4' is 'Recollection/Knowledge'Yuu didn't remember until you rolled that>>35027009>4You remember how soft they were when she hugged you. So comfy and warm...You could say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they're real.>>35027024>3You've only just met them, so maybe it's a little soon to judge... but... they're pretty weird. Maybe it's a twin thing?>>35027113>2>Oh wowYou saw her... backside... earlier. Not 'directly,' per se, but you could discern her curves with little difficulty (not that they're difficult to see in the first place or anything).It's pretty big. Definitely bigger than Chariot's.That all?Okay, lemme get to writing!I've brought the silliness back in force.Glorious.
>>35027269Oh, so the the results differ innature depending on the result of the roll?Neat.I thought the result meant how much info we would get, like, a one meant we would get something like>>35026964We got something obvious. Nothing really useful.While a five meant nigh telepathic reading of intentions or Sherlock/Tattletale inference and deduction shenanigans.
>>35027374>The nature of the results differDamn autocorrect never does its damn job...
…Mami does realize that they call you 'Strength' for a reason, right?If someone needs to be picked up, you're the cyborg for the job.It's almost like she doesn't remember you sending her flying.You murmur your offer, and Mami blinks. “What was that Yuu-chan? I'm still having a little trouble hearing.”“I'll pick up that Akari person,” you repeat, shrinking back into your hood as soon as you finish.She smiles warmly. “Thank you, Yuu-chan, but-”The Twins choose now to speak up. “I think it's a fine idea, don't you, sister?” “Why, I believe I do. In fact, I'll go with her.” “And I'll head to the office.” They both fix Mami with a stern look. Mami, for her part, seems surprised. “And Mami can stay here and rest.” “And welcome her friends, too.” They stand in unison.“But... you two hate to be separate,” Mami says, “...don't you?”“Of course we do.” “Why wouldn't we?” “But we hate watching you overwork yourself even more.” “Oooh, well said, sister dearest.” “Thank you, sister.” “I call them as I see them.”One of them offers you her hand. “Come, then, Yuu-chan,” she says, “perhaps, if we hurry, Akari-chan won't manage to get herself into more trouble by the time we arrive.”>Take her hand and go with her.>Get your gloves and go with her.>Change your mind; offer to stay with Mami instead.>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35027794>Get your gloves and go with her.Always be prepared.
Rolled 1 (1d5)>>35027794>Akari-chanHow does she feel about this Akari person, based on how she's talking?
>>35027794>Take her hand and go with her.
>>35027878>1Maybe it's the tone of her voice, or perhaps the phrasing, but your gut tells you she's had to deal with this Akari person's mistakes on several occasions, and having to part with her sister on this particular one is making her rather uncomfortable.I like the way you asked a question to help me understand what you were asking, there, anon, 'cause otherwise I wouldn't have had the slightest clue as to what you were trying to get at.
>>35027794>Get your gloves and go with her.Gotta go go go go go!
>>35027794>Get your gloves and go with her.
>>35027985Gotta go fast?
>>35027852>>35027985>>35028001>GET GLOVES>>35027918GET INTIMACYM'kay, writing!
>>35028195>Weapons and the abilitu to Fuck Shit Up are way more important than making a good non-threatening impression on the young pirokinethicist.Oh, /tg/. Never change.
>>35028366Yuu is a shy girl, she doesn't hold hands with strangers.
>>35028366It certainly fits the mindset of the character at least. Plus this way we might get some Fun!
>>35028366Akari is only impressed by a show of power.
>>35028366To be fair, you /do/ have a bladed metal tail- complete with a stinger tip- regardless of your gloves.Also, some people find the gloves to be rather moe.
>>35028366>>35028422Oh, right. What was I thinking? Its Strenght. She just ain't quite as cool or cute without the oversized instruments of murder she calls her hands.Carry on then.[Spoiler]Akari would also find the gloves quite interesting, I bet. Just think of what she can do with her fingers[/spoiler]Like shooting things with her finger machine-guns
>>35028579Finger-machineguns that rapid-fire bolts of fire.
>>35028782so much fire coming out of those sexy, sexy robot fingersAll that firepower coming out from such a cute girlAnd that Tail just helps accentuate dat perfect assYes, Akari would be VERY pleased.And i want to see what Miku would hink of her Enhancements
>>35028579>>35029042Don't make Mato jealous, anons.
You turn down the offered hand with a shake of your head, then head over to where your gloves are and go though the motions of putting them on- plugging them into neural ports, running routine diagnostics and tests, performing a quick visual inspection, then, finally, locking them into place.The twin watches impassively for the minute or so the process takes.You open your hands and clench them into fists a few times, just to verify that everything's working properly, then, satisfied, you follow her out the door.…Twenty minutes later, you're carrying an unconscious red-haired girl out of that strange arena place.…You don't say anything the whole trip, and the Twin only spoke to confirm who she was and what she was there for. And (naturally) Akari doesn't speak, either.All in all, you'd say it was a pretty good trip.You make good time on your way back to Mami's apartment, too- it only takes you a little over ten minutes to get there.Once you reach the door, the twin pats you on the head, mutters a brief farewell, and (after opening the door for you) departs, presumably to rejoin her sister.When you enter, you find yourself presented with a rather interesting sight.Mami is joined at the table by two girls- one with her hair in a long, red ponytail; the other with short, blue hair- and they seem to be getting along rather well.And, awkwardly sitting a ways back from the table, her legs unable to fit under it, is Chariot.…Mami gets up and hustles over to you, holding her arms out to accept the sleeping red-haired girl.[Cont.] Sorry about the delay.
You place Akari in her arms, and Mami carries the girl over to the couch and lays her down on it.The two unfamiliar girls seem curious and perhaps slightly confused.Chariot, on the other hand, is staring at you.You're staring at her, too.…>Say something. (Write-in!)>Run.>Realize how much this pisses you off >Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35029270>Realize how much this pisses you offTime to go ham!
>>35029069>Implying Mato wouldn't wamt t tap tht too.>Implying Mato wouldn't be up for a threesome.
>>35029270>>Realize how much this pisses you offI'm not sure why I'm angry, but boy am I!
>>35029270>Realize how much this pisses you off PISSED
>all this rage>not even one insight checkoh geez
Rolled 2 (1d5)>>35029270>Chariot
>>35029408If we're given an emotion to work with, that's not much incentive to do an insight check.
>>35029437>2Her eyes are widening. She looks like she wants to say something, but doesn't know what to say. She isn't otherwise moving. That spiky metal crown of hers seems to be glowing a little.
>>35029546No doubt she is unsure which falsehood to default to, so we ought not give her the chance!
>>35029315>>35029361>>35029382>RAGE>Gimme a d20 FORCE OF WILL check.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>35029612RAAAAAAAAAGH
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>35029612WAAAAGH!
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>35029612C'mon dice!
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>35029612
>>35029626>>35029632>>35029652>9That's so bad it's almost hilarious.Writing!
>>35029626>>35029632>>35029652Oh guess, Strength isn't alll that angry after all.
>>35029705It was always a cover for more complicated emotions, anon.
>>35029885So Strength is tsun for Chariot.
>>35029909Well if it walks like a duck, and rolls dice like a duck...
>>35029705Or isn't able to control her anger.
Your eye twitches as you look at her.What is she even here for?You're not sure, but you /are/ angry. Your breathing grows heavy and your lips twist into a snarl. There's some sort of weapon sitting across her lap.Is she here to kill you? To take you back?You clench your fists.Deep down, a little voice says, “Wait,” but it's drowned out by the inhuman roar you loose before lunging towards the subject of your wrath.She doesn't react at all, which is odd, considering her reflexes were more heavily augmented than yours- she should have had time to reach for her weapon at the very least.But, no. Your fist slams into her side, and the impact sends her flying through the large window that makes up the outside wall of Mami's apartment.>Chase after her; go for the follow-up>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35030128>Chase after her; go for the follow-upShe has things to be explained.
>>35030128Wrong pic, sorry.
Rolled 1 (1d5)>>35030128>Chase after her; go for the follow-upYou're not getting away!>MamiHow did she react, assuming insight is an option in this state?
>>35030128>Something else? Try to control yourself. You just broke Mami's window, geeze.
>>35030172>1Something tells you she didn't expect that.
>>35030128>>Chase after her; go for the follow-upEliminate the threat, I suppose.
>>35030128>Chase after her; go for the follow-up
>>35030159>>35030172>>35030208>>35030242>WAAAAAAAUGH>>35030177CALM DOWNOkay, writing!
>>35030446BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! MAMIS FOR THE MAMI THRONE!
Why do we have to beat up Chariot? I like her.
>>35030597Why don't we have to beat her up? We're angry when we see her, she must have done SOMETHING.
>>35030597How else are we supposed to put our pasts behind us and befriend her?
You don't hesitate to chase after her, leaping through the window and hitting the pavement three stories down without missing a beat.The drop doesn't even slow you down, and you charge towards Chariot's sprawled-out form, made easily identifiable by the rend in the soil of the small 'park' across the street that her landing gouged out.Her crown thing is glowing more intensely than it was before- a sickly green color.She manages to get herself almost upright before you're upon her.>Give her a good old-fashioned uppercut>Serve her a knuckle sandwich, and hold the mayo>Introduce her face to the ground, via the tried and true 'double axe-handle'>Take that crown of hers and crush it>Something else? (Write-in!)[This is one of those times where you can't really do more than one of these]
>>35030717>Take that crown of hers and crush itIt's glowing? Best smash it before it does something scary.
>>35030717>>Give her a good old-fashioned uppercutMake her FLY!!
>>35030717>Serve her a knuckle sandwich, and hold the mayo
>>35030597Anger was the easiest way out of that confusing and stressful situation, anon.It was voted for.If you don't want to fight her, vote against it. Write-ins are literally always an option.
>>35030717>>Take that crown of hers and crush itQuick, before the crown does anything really weird!
>>35030793Hey. We want to fight her, not cripple her.
>>35030717>Take that crown of hers and crush itIt' glowing, that must mean it's doing something bad.
>>35030792I tried voting against it. I was the one with the calm down vote. The only one.
You guys know Mami or someone is going to step in, right? Hurting the crown means she doesn't feel any pain and leaves her permanently worse off after befriending.
>>35030770>>35030793>>35030835>SMASH GLOWY HAT THING>>35030785SEND HER TO THE HEAVENS>>35030789PAWNCHOkay. Gimme a d20 good fortune check
>>35030867Is that how that works? I have no knowledge of whatever series this character is from.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>35030927We lucky
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>35030927C'mon dice! For once!
>>35030931No, that's not how it works at all. This is a classic example of people assuming things.
>>35030973Assuming that destroyed crowns need some kind of repair isn't that farfetched.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>35030927I gotta sleep, thanks for running!
>>35030987That's not what people are assuming.They're assuming that destroying the crown will leave Chariot permanently crippled or something.
>>35030987>and leaves her permanently worse off after befriending.'Permanent' implies permanency, anon. And that's assuming that the crown does anything good for her. Also, 'befriending'- I don't even know what to say about that one.>>35030939>>35030953>>35031003>19G'night, anon.Okay, writing.
>>35031081You don't want us befriending Chariot?
>>35031234No, I just think it's hilarious that you showed it by going into a berserker rage the moment you weren't sure how to react to something.And, when I say I think it's hilarious, I really mean that I have no clue what it is that goes on inside of those heads of yours.
>>35031323You're the one who gave us the berserker rage option. It was so shiny. This is all your fault.
I don't think I know what's going on in this quest anymore...
>>35031323Eh, violence is always a necessity to a good Befriending(tm), at least this way we're being proactive about it.
>>35031384What's even more necessary is to yell for them to LISTEN TO YOU ALREADY and TELL YOU WHY THEY'RE DOING THIS.We're failing the most important part of befriending: Communication.
>>35031430Whoever said we were on the heroic side of the equation?
>>35031430Punching is a form of communication. Especially in Toaru-land.
>>35031497We aren't men. We can't talk with our fists.And I'm just saying, Nanoha talks with her mouth like a normal person. The giant lasers are like periods to her.
>>35031539I'm assuming we're actually more like Fate or Vita in this situation.
You take a running leap and pounce on her, taking her back down to the ground in a strange and brutal twist on the tackle. You pin her down with one arm laid across her torso.She doesn't resist, doesn't even struggle as you snatch the crown off of her head and crush it in your hand in a single motion, the same way one might crush an aluminum can.The moment the crown leaves her head, however, her demeanor changes entirely. You feel yourself thrown off balance as what you can only assume is one of her legs sweeps both of yours out from under you.In that instant, she jerks sideways, coming out from under your arm, grabbing your shoulder in the same motion and slamming you face-first into the dirt.The impact dazes you somewhat- enough that you can't react to her slipping her fingers into your hood-thing in time to stop her from tearing it to shreds.Something in your mind suddenly stops, and...You're not angry anymore?“Strength...”>???
>>35031539>We can't talk with our fists.We're playing Strength right now, anon. Yes we can talk with our fists, it's why we have them.
>>35031630>What's going on?
>>35031630>"What's happening? Where did the anger go?"
>>35031630>Why am I not angry anymore?Sounds like a good question to me.
*Cough*Man, it seems like you guys are looking for some sort of, I dunno, insight.*Cough*
>>35031802Yeah, if only we had some kind of game mechanic to use to get some. Something involving a 1d5.But such a thing is impossible, so I guess we'll just move on.
Rolled 1 (1d5)>>35031802Sorry, good point, not used to this yet. >Where anger go?
>>35031842Anger heaven.>1You broke Chariot's hat, and she started acting different.She just broke your hat.And you /feel/ different.And you're pretty sure it's not because they were too tight.In fact, that hood was super-comfy.
>>35031630>>35031915>"Are we ok then? Since the hats are gone and all that?"
>>35031915Let's just hug it out
>>35031962Oh.>"Cool, anger gone. What was that crown doing to you?"
>>35031705>>35031708>>35031740>>35031962>>35031998>>35032004M'kay, let's just do a little consensus-gatherin' here.>"What- why am I not angry anymore?">Ask about hats.>OGRE ARM HUGS ARE THE BEST HUGS.
>>35032074>"What- why am I not angry anymore?">>Ask about hats.Can we do both of these? I like both.
>>35032074>Ask about hats.This strikes me as the most important question at the moment.
>>35032074>>Ask about hats.
You grunt and finagle yourself into an upright position- which, given the size of your gloves, is easier said than done- then turn to face the now-crownless Chariot.She's grinning- covered in mud, dirt, cuts, and bruises as she is- and standing in that kinda-awkward way she always used to, with her knees almost-knocking in such a way that it almost looks like she needs to go to the bathroom really badly.You murmur a long, heartfelt apology, even managing to masterfully work a rather suave greeting into the whole thing, and she blinks.“Huh? Could you repeat that? My ears are still ringing.”She passes that last part off with a laugh, but she cringes a little as she does so.You feel pretty bad about that. You skip the greeting/apology and go straight for the meat of the problem.You ask about the headgear.She shrugs. “You pulled my crown off, and I just wasn't afraid anymore, y'know? I just kinda figured they'd started calling you 'Berserker' for a reason.”So, what she's saying is-She doesn't even need to wait for you to actually vocalize your question to answer it- “Yep. Lucky guess.”…>Hug her.>Scold her.>Tell her she looks weird without the crown.>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35032815>>Hug her.I honestly have no idea who this is. Whatever. Hug protocol initiated.
>>35032815>Hug her.>Very, very carefully>Also apologize a lot
>>35032935You played as her the thread before last, anon!
>>35032815>Hug her.When it doubt, hugs!
>>35032981I didn't! Missed that thread and haven't caught up.I'm still voting though because none of the votes in this story rely on knowledge of all past events. Like this hug vote. It is clear what must be done.
>>35032815>Hug herBut be mindful of our giant arms of power.
>>35033163>none of the votes in this story rely on knowledge of all past eventsI'm really glad you included the word 'all' in there, anonThat way, it only stings a little....I don't think I really need to count up the votes, here.This was really just a way to see if you guys actually wanted to be tsundere or not.Writing!
>>35033326You can still throw in a few tsun lines while we hug her.
>>35033326>I'm really glad you included the word 'all' in there, anon>That way, it only stings a little.I'll catch up later stop guilt tripping me
>>35033326The instinctive response of a quest player to any and all emotional and interpersonal problems is to bug the subject until the problem goes away.I have not seen a single instance where the players of a quest have decided not to hug someone when the option presents itself.
>>35033424>...is to bug the subject>BugI meant HUG.Damn keyboard
>>35033467It works as both bug and hug. You're safe.
Rolled 4 (1d5)>>35033467I think what you wrote also works.Also;>Chariot's assetsWe know Mami has her beat in multiple vectors of softness, but we don't know her exact specs.
>>35033424>bug the subjectCOVER IT IN BEEEEES!Or bugger it. Also works.
She frowns a little. “... What? No scolding? No punching? … Strength?”You blink a few times- your nose and eyes feel a little funny. You sniffle a little.“Chariot...” You mutter, even as your HUMONGOUS METAL ARMS are in the process of enveloping her into one of the deadliest hugs ever developed by the human race, “... you-” you sniffle, “you... big... dummy.”You pull her in tight, and soon enough you feel her freaky-metal-claw-things hugging you back, and her chin on top of your head, and some small-but-proud softness pressed against your face.You stay that way for a- PERFECTLY REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME, AND ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE WON'T DO SO TWICE, 'CAUSE YOU'LL MAKE SURE THEIR JAW GETS WIRED SHUT.…>You are AKARI TAKAMICHI>You are MATO TSURUYA>You're someone else? (Oh god, who?)
>>35033755>>You are MATO TSURUYATime to be best girl for a bit!
>>35033755>You are AKARI TAKAMICHIAt last the prodigal protagonist returns!
>>35033755>You are KYOUKO SAKURA
>>35033755>You are MATO TAKAMICHIWhat was that? They haven't married yet?Oh. Ok.>You are MATO TSURUYA
>>35033755>You are EsperQuestQM
>>35033755>>You are AKARI TAKAMICHITime to light up some crooks!
>>35033850Oh god, we've gone meta. You fool, you've doomed us all!
>>35033890Anon, this is Esper Quest, we were always damned.
>>35033828>>35033846You guys->>35033850https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnHmskwqCCQ&list=FLVE8f1YlHEP4t5HkbaSbQ3gThat warrants both an image AND a video.
So... can we at least pretend to come to some sort of consensus, here?>Akari>Mato
>>35034096>AkariBring on the burninating!
Looks like Akari wins to me.Sorry, Mato, no non-hilarious confessions for you!Writing!
>>35034438It'll happen some day. And when it does, it will be GLORIOUS.
>>35034510No anon, it will be a death flag.
>>35034438don't you mean hilarious non-confessions?
You are Akari Takamichi, a Level 4 Pyrokineticist living in Academy City, and you're hesitant to wake up.You feel like you were on the receiving end of a good, swift kick in the teeth. Thinking about it, you very probably were.The whole arena thing... wasn't your best idea.The thought makes you want to curl up and return to unconsciousness even moreso than you did before.>Wake up; Mato needs you!>Wake up; you can't go looking like some sort of bum, after all.>Go back to sleep; today can take a long walk off a short pier.>Go back to sleep; because reasons.
>>35034794>Wake up; Mato needs you!Mustn't abandon the waifu!
>>35034794>Wake up; Mato needs you!also there are Mami's mamis to oggle
>>35034794>>Go back to sleep; today can take a long walk off a short pier.Screw today.>The whole arena thing... wasn't your best idea.Hey. No. It was a great idea, executed terribly.
>>35034794>>Wake up; Mato needs you!We need to feel silly and get scolded.
>>35034794>Wake up; Mato needs you!
>>35034831>>35034867>>35034907>>35034917>MAAAAAAAATOOOOOOOOOOOOO>>35034876Grumpy Akarin detectedOkay.Gimme a d3 to determine what, exactly, your current circumstances are.
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>35035020
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>35035020>>35034933No fuck you laughing girl.
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>35035020C'mon dice!
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>35035020
>>35035036>2Oh geez.That's the best.I'm going to have fun with this one.>>35035043Hey! Language! I'm not the one in denial, here, anon!Alright, I'll get to writan after a quick bathroom break.
>>35035120>Hey! Language! I'm not the one in denial, here, anon!We would've been fine if the dice hadn't screwed us. That's my belief and I'm sticking to it.
That's right. Mato needs you!You force your eyes open through sheer power of will. “Mato needs me,” you growl as the blur that is the world resolves into recognizable shapes and objects and Mato's collarbone.Wait, Mato's collarbone?Sure enough, though, it's Mato's. If the sight didn't give it away, then the smell and taste certainly did.You lean back a little, and a pair of strong hands on your lower back keep you from falling off of her lap as you demonstrate your lingering disorientation for anyone to see. Much to your relief, however, she looks to be in perfect health.You're also pretty sure that this is your living room, so that's something, right?“Akari...” Mato says, her voice a gentle almost-whsiper->Roll d20 for your obligatory confession check, please.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>35035540
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>35035540C'mon di- oh who am I kidding.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>35035540rolling for not-cow
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>35035540I believe in you Mato!
>>35035623Not the dice gods apparently.
>>35035623That's what happens when you doubt the dice gods, heretic!I can't stop laughing.Oh manthis'll be greatwriting
-“... I don't need you.”…The words hit you like several tons of bricks- that is, they don't feel so nice. How could she even say that?As if that wasn’t enough, she keeps on going. “Just like I don't need my arms or my legs. I could survive without you... but I couldn't /live/. As long as I had you, I could live without... without anything else.” Mato smiles. Wait, what's she- “'Need' doesn't even begin to describe-”“Mato-” You interrupt, but she continues nonetheless.“There's only one word for it...”No. She can't be- there's no way she's-“Akari, I love you.”>Counter-confess!>Tell her that that was the worst confession ever.>Faint. You're so done.>Something else? (Write-in!)I'm so extremely sorry for that.But, boy, does it crack me up.
>>35036117>>Tell her that that was the worst confession ever.>>Show her how it's done with a counter-confession!Hahaha.
>>35036117>Tell her that that was the worst confession ever.Was that supposed to be romantic? Because it really wasn't.
>>35036146That's the joke.
>>35036146Mato's a hopeless romantic.Just not the way that that phrase is usually intended.
>>35036117>>Counter-confess!Return fire! How can we be as obliviously dickish as possible with our phrasing?
>>35036117>>Counter-confess!>>Tell her that that was the worst confession ever.
>>35036167Best girl is best at bad confessions.
>>35036145>>35036193>That was awful>THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE>>35036146Oh god, why>>35036169>>35036250>>35036258>RABUOkay, I think this is the most important thing to ask right now:Tongue-boxing? Maybe you're better at it than regular boxing? Hehehehehe.>Yea>Nay
>>35036315>YeaI'm not entirely sure where you're going with that, but sure, why not?
>>35036315>>YeaOh god, this is a bad idea, isn't it? Fuck it, let's go!
>>35036315>>YeaHell yeah. There has never been a better time to critfail.
>>35036340I just wanted to make the joke, anon.And I figured it was probably relevant.
Rolled 4 (1d5)>>35036315>What thoughts and emotions is Mato expressing through her body language
>>35036381That's not true! A critfail could, in certain situations, kill you! well, probably, at leastAnd at least death wouldn't be as hilariously painful as that was!
Rolled 15 (1d20)Rolling to see how well Akari's confession goes.
>>35036429No, no, I meant critfailing the tongue-wrestling.
>>35036426>4She seems to be sincere. She's also a mixture of exhilarated, terrified, nervous, hopeful, excited, surprised, relieved, etc., etc..She's looking to you for confirmation. Her thoughts and emotions, beyond that, are far too complex for even her to truly understand.
Anyways, kissu is go!Writing!Also, you definitely shouldn't roll d100 to see how this'll go.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>35036573Don't you tell me what to do!
>>35036573Akari is terrible at this.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>35036573What's that? Roll ALL the dice, you say? Can do!
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>35036573Akari is a makeout god!
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>35036589>>35036655>>35036661It seems I'm a psychic. Didn't even need to roll.
Rolled 68 (1d100)great rolls guys
>Nobody rolled 100d1 yet>Such plebeians, the lot of you!>>35036678>>35036696Ooooh, doubles!You know what that means!Nothing.http://youtu.be/JkK8g6FMEXEHere, have some MOOD MUSIC.
Please let Akari somehow manage to knock herself out with a kissu. Mato bumped her forehead far too hard.
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>35036744Akari licks Mato's cheek like a creepy serial killer, and that's all Mato can think about when she sees her, totally ruining the relationship.
>>35036795I should remember this, when I forget to turn off the dice, I roll ironically.
>>35036736And on that note, I'm off to pass out and hopefully stumble to morning lecture tomorrow. Good show so far, hopefully things will turn out well, but even if they don't I'm sure there will at least be a dose of Fun waiting in the archives.
“Mato...” you breathe, leaning in close, “that was, quite possibly, the worst confession ever.”Mato looks at you like a kicked puppy. “Aww.”You smirk and lean in further, 'till you're nose-to-nose. “This is how you do it,” you say.Your heart's pounding, and you can hear the blood rushing in your ears.You lean in further still, bringing your lips to her ear. “Mato,” you whisper, gently, softly, letting your psychically-warmed breath do a little extra teasing for you, “I love you, more than anything. For you, I would re-light the sun and the stars so that future generations could look up at the sky, night or day, and be bathed in the light of my love for you.”“Akari-”You quiet her with a kiss, and try to avoid wondering if that was a little too much or not as she writhes underneath you.By the time you pull away, Mato's bright red, a little sweaty, and still writhing a little.…In fact, she looks rather... lewd.M-maybe that was a little too hot?
>>35037179Everything went better than expecteMato faints of heat stroke.
>>35037179Inb4 standing ovation from literally every other character in the quest who all just happened to be in the room right now.
And, on that note, I think we're done here.Feel free to ask questions here or in question land ask.fm/EsperQuestQMAnd don't forget to hit up those archives http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Raildex and vote and stuff, 'cause it both keeps the threads stored /and/ boosts my confidence considerably.I-I mean, n-not that I'm not confident or anything! It just helps me know that people are still interested!So, uh, yeah! Questions, comments, concerns, etc..Thanks for participating- or, uh, lurking, as the case may be.Have a nice day/good night/tolerable morning/[positive adjective] [time of day]
>>35037308Part of the reason the update took so long was me debating between having someone standing there and commenting "That was hot" and letting the two have their moment.It just didn't seem right.
>>35037336Awww that was nice of you. They can inturrupt next thread, right? Akari spaghetti is too good to pass up completely.
>>35037336Drunk Mami please.
>>35037355STAY OUT OF MY THOUGHTS.