"Well," you muse, "I think Louie would really appreciate a scarf. Since he's always wearing that old muffler. Oh! I know, we'll get an extra long one with love hearts and stuff, we can double it up as a gift for Alouette as well!"Charme chuckles. "Ambitious, though risky. He'll have to throw it away if he ever breaks up with her or they'd both suffer from bad memories every time they see it."You shake your head, "no I have a good feeling about those two. They'll do just fine!""If you say so. What about Euria and Tear then?"You frown in though. "Hmm. Euria could use a jacket. A nice long one, since she doesn't have any good winter clothes. And I'd bet she'd love one with lots of pockets! Uh, not because it's winter though." Charme nods knowingly at that. "And Tear... we'll just have to get her clothes as well, to make it easier for us."Charme nods. "Sounds like we need a trip to Percival's store!" And without further ado, she sets off along the street in the direction of the market. It takes you some effort to keep up, especially with your limited pace and this blasted WIND!It doesn't help that the streets are getting more and more full, either. It'll be worst right before the Feast's traditional starting time, but it's bad even now. Soon enough though, you're safely through growing and slipping into the store of one Percival Roberts, one of the few on this front that are still open today."Ah, welcome my dears! What can I do for my two loveliest customers on this finest of days?">Tug him aside, ask him for your, uh, item first.>Keep cool for now. Tell him about your gift shopping.>(Write-in)
>>36986833>Keep cool for now. Tell him about your gift shopping.The things we do for love.
>>36986833>>Keep cool for now. Tell him about your gift shopping.
>>36986833>Tug him aside, ask him for your, uh, item first.
>>36986833>Gift shopping>then mention you'll need new socks and underwears
>>36986833riiiight, bump limits...>>36986833>smoothly ask Charme to ask about the gifts, while we "look if there's anything for Caillou"
>>36986833>Keep cool for now. Tell him about your gift shopping.
Bump for life
>>36986833There's nothing to be done. You'll just have to stay calm for now. You quickly pass on the message that you're in urgent need of some gifts for your friends and house-mates. He chuckles in that kind-hearted way of his. "That does seem like a true conundrum. Fortunately, you have of course come to the man for the task. You already know everything here is of the finest standard. Please, allow me to help you pick something out. First, your fairy companion: Tear, if I recall her name?"You nod, amazed that he can remember something like that when he's only ever really dealt with you and had no need to speak with her. "I believe we chose something out for her the last time she stopped by. We have a few items in her size in stock right now. Please, take a loot."You follow his lead to the far end of the store, where a small selection of fairy clothing is lined up. There's not really much to choose from, given the limited selection thanks to the fact the store never really stocks much in the way of fairy sizes. Of course it would never do to overstock, since you only know of two fairies in the town who would ever shop here.Of the three real choices, there's a robe in the exotic eastern styles, something similar to what you've seen Nagi wearing, but not quite. More formal, more femenine, more constricting. Besides that, there's a miniature suit, very similar to what you've always seen the mafia goons wearing. Except this one is clearly tailored to fit a female body, and comes with a pleated shirt in place of the plain of its male counterparts.And to the very far extreme, you stifle a giggle at the image of her wearing the little costume fashioned after the traditional tale told to young children, of the fae folk who help the Saints deliver presents to those who have been good all year 'round.>The robe looks fancy! She'd love fancy.>The suit looks very smart. Very business-like. Very Tear!>Season spirit! Get her the costume!
>>36987536>The suit looks very smart. Very business-like. Very Tear!
>>36987536>all threeWhat are we, poor?
>>36987536>The suit looks very smart. Very business-like. Very Tear! >>36987562>What are we, poor?well, yeah, we're buried in debts, remember?
>>36987536>The robe looks fancy! She'd love fancy.We'll make her love fancy if we have to!
>>36987562Even if we weren't, Recette is fairly frugal.
>>36987580Which we pay as a portion of our income. We had plenty left for us to spend if we want.
>>36987536>Season spirit! Get her the costume!Get her to loosen up a bit
>>36987536>>The suit looks very smart. Very business-like. Very Tear!
>>36987536>The robe looks fancy! She'd love fancy.
>>36987536"This suit looks really smart!" you exclaim. "It's very business-like, she'd love it!"Percival nods, as if appreciating your fine taste. "Indeed. You're fortunate, this is the only example I have in stock. Likely the only one I will ever have. Currently I'm pricing it at four hundred thousand."FOUR- you choke before the word even leaves your throat."Hundr-", you hear Charme making similar noises behind you from row of clothing she was perusing for herself.That's- extortionate! You've been carrying a veritable fortue around with you and even then Tear has only EVER let you carry five hundred thousand in cash at any one time. The rest of your three million is locked secure in a vault, to which only Tear and Mr. Terme have the keys."You can't be serious!?" you yell out loud, unintentionally.Percival frowns in distaste at your raised voice. "This is an Arnachi hand-tailored special. There is one in existence. I had to go to great lengths to secure it and ship it safely through many borders to this store. It is a perfectly reasonable price, considering.">Absolutely no way. You'll take one of the other two!>Surely he's willing to barter down for it? (Write-in arguments)>...Fine. Though you don't like it.
>>36987595That's not how debts work>>36987536>robeShe's more than a goon, and the other seems pretty insulting to fairies considering they're pretty much forced to work for humans or else.
>>36987536How much money do we have to spend? Maybe we can get her the kimono as a real gift and the costume as a gag gift.
>>36987717>Absolutely no way. You'll take one of the other two!Get the robe! It's exotic!>>36987721>That's not how debts workThat's exactly how our debt works. Tear just keeps taking a share of what we earn, the rest we keep for the store and other things. The more we earn, the more we pay back.
>>36987717>Absolutely no way. You'll take one of the other two!ROBBERY! This certainly has nothing to do with not voting for the suit in the first place, no sir.
>>36987717>>36987730I like this idea
>>36987717>Surely he's willing to barter down for it? (Write-in arguments)who else would buy it, seriously? how long has it stayed in his stock for?
>>36987717>Really, Perci? There is less than ten people in this town who would have use for it, and even fewer willing to buy it. I'll give you 110 thousands, and you know how slime the chances of anyone else offering you this much are.
>>36987717>Ask the price of the other two outfits.Let's at least hear them.
>>36987717>Surely he's willing to barter down for it? (Write-in arguments)There are exactly two fairies in this town, neither of which would ever spend this much on a single garment. This is the only chance you'll have to get rid of it for the foreseeable future, surely we can make some kind of deal?
>>36987717>Surely he's willing to barter down for it? (Write-in arguments)>>36987818>>36987967Backing and bumping
>>36987717"Mr. Percival, please. There are exactly two fairies in this town. Neither of them would ever spend this much money on a single suit. This is the one chance you have to get this suit out of your stock in the foreseeable future. Surely a businessman such as yourself would be willing to make some kind of a deal."The usually calm and merry clothing trader fixes you with a dead glare. And holds it. He holds it far longer than anyone could ever feel comfortable with, and then holds it still. When he begins to open his mouth to retort, you realize with a start that he was silently, slowly, counting to ten in his head before he dared respond."Miss Lemongrass," his cool voice sounds through the store. Perhaps I should reiterate. This suit is a one-of-a-kind Arnachi hand-tailored piece. There will never, in the lifetime of this world, be another just like it. It will likely be the only Arnachi suit you or I will ever have the privilege of setting our eyes upon. This suit took me months to attain and longer still to ship to this location, and that did not come at small expense. And I offered it to you, whom I considered to be a friend as well as a customer, for a fee that would grant me very little profit for the effort taken to supply it. Because I believed, foolishly it seems, that you would appreciate such a token this season. Very well, the price shall return to six hundred thousand. It may like be years before a customer of refinement picks it out, but that day shall be worth waiting for.">?
>>36988531Eh, I didn't want it anyway.
>>36988531Apologize for insulting him and continue shopping. Find a different clothing store if he'll be cold to us.
>>36988531Fuck that suit then. Wearing it probably wouldn't feel like it's worth six hundred thousand.
>>36988531>Apologize>Change the subject to the gift for Louie and Alouette.
>>36988676You'd never know. It'd never fit you.
>>36988903Can just put it around the wrist
wouldn't doll clothes also fit tear?
>>36988986...I have a feeling that might cause a relations breakdown if we tried, anon.
>>36988996Not to mention that doll clothes probably aren't made with comfort or proper fit in mind.
I hope he won't be too angry. Though it seems pretty strange to me that he'd went through all those troubles for this suit. I mean, this Anarchi fellow must have done other one-of-a-kind items, and among them some that are a bit more sellable.
>>36988531apologize and say it's out of your budget then bring the conversation to the robe outfit
>>36988531"Ah-"You find yourself momentarily lost for words, barely restraining yourself from retorting that you never wanted the stupid suit in the first place."Sorry, Mr. Percival. The price shocked me is all. How much are the other two outfits?"At your apology, his glare lessens to a glower, his mood improved just enough that he's still willing to conduct business."A hundred thousand for the robe, or twenty five for the costume. No haggling."My sincerest apologies for this absurd delay. I will endeavor henceforth to avoid engaging in pointless political arguments in the IRC.
>>36989686Take them both, to keep the relationship going and because Tear would look funny in the costume but she wouldn't like it as a present.
>>36989686Take both. I'm scared of insulting Tear with the costume though, so maybe we can save it as a joke for next year or something.
>>36989686Let's take the robe.Also, we should find him some precious clothes soon as an apology
>>36989686Sure, why not both. I mostly want the robe though.
>>36989686let's just take the robe
>>36989686You fish into your pockets, bringing forth the supply of petty cash Tear allows you to spend as you please. A hundred and fifty thousand down for both outfits leaves you with three fifty remaining. And you still need to buy for Caillou, Euria, Louie and Alouette yes.This might be a costly visit all told...Beyond you, Charme pulls a set from one of the racks with a quiet "oo", and hastily disappears into the changing rooms, hiding her selection from you. Ah good. Now's your chance! "One more private matter," you mutter quickly to him, leaning in. "I'm in *very* urgent need of new underwear." You can feel your cheeks heating up even just having to voice the request to the merchant."A-ah, yes. Over there," he waves you to one of the side shelves without meeting your gaze, where you quickly pick out a simple pair of modest undergarments. Slipping towards the back of the store, you make for the changing room. And then you notice a problem with your plan. There's only one room, and Charme is in it. If you go in now, she's going to know what you threw away. But, if you don't...>The alternatives aren't any better by this point. You'll just have to go in anyway.>You can wait for her to be done first. Maybe pick something else out to pretend to try on.
>>36990262>>The alternatives aren't any better by this point. You'll just have to go in anyway.
>>36990262>The alternatives aren't any better by this point. You'll just have to go in anyway.
>>36990262>The alternatives aren't any better by this point. You'll just have to go in anyway.Quickly in and quickly out.
>>36990262>see if you can't use the shop's toilets
>>36990262>The alternatives aren't any better by this point. You'll just have to go in anyway.It is, sadly, true.
Did Kaleun fall asleep?
>>36991275Seems like it.When was the last time he went to sleep?
>>36990262The alternatives aren't any better by this point. You'll just have change in there with Charme. Her finding out about your heroic sacrifice isn't that big a deal, right?You slip past the curtain into the changing room, to find Charme already in a state of undress. Her belts and equipment are strewn over the floor, and she's in the middle of removing her shirt at this very moment.>>36991275Just super slow. Sorry. It is coming!
>>36991328"R-recette!" Her shock at your sudden arrive is short-lived, as her face quickly begins contorting into the familiar form of carnal lust. You don't give her the chance to progress her thoughts any further, promptly ignoring her, turning your back and whipping your brand new panties on under your dress.This action freezes Charme mid-comment. Finally decent and modest in all sense again, you duck back through the curtain into the store proper. Only to be followed moments later by Charme."Recette! Th-that thing earlier. You save me with your- So you sacrified your panties for me?" You turn to look at her, not sure how to respond to the sudden awe in her voice. "I don't know how to- for me. And you came all the way here with-" her eyes flicker down to the hem of your skirt, then back up to your face. A flush starts filling her cheeks."Uhhh Charme?""Yes, Recette?" Her voice is filled with a dangerous-sounding tone."I think you should cover yourself."She blinks in confusion at your comment, then glances past you to the furiously blushing Percival who is desperately looking anywhere but at the half-naked lady thief in the middle of his store.Both her hands shoot up to her chest as she bolts back behind her curtain of safety."It's safe to look now," you inform the store owner, who sighs in relief. "So if you wouldn't mind helping me some more, I still need to pick out some more things.""A-ah, yes of course my dear. What else are you searching for?">A long scarf for the young lovebirds!>...Perhaps matching scarves would be better than one long one?>Perhaps there's something else you could get for Louie and Alouette? (Write-in)
>>36991628>A long scarf for the young lovebirds!GO BIG OR DONT GO AT ALL
>>36991628>A long scarf for the young lovebirds!
>>36991628>A long scarf for the young lovebirds!It's gotta be long!
>>36991628>A long scarf for the young lovebirds!I don't care if it can turn out shitty for them, ain't our problem.
>>36991628>...Perhaps matching scarves would be better than one long one?
>>36991628"A really long scarf," you tell him simply. "One that can easily wrap around two people."Percival nods once, his mind visibly running through his list of stock. "I believe I have two that might suit your needs." He excuses himself to move into the back store room shortly, before retuning with three scarves, all of roughly equal length and composed of soft wool of exceptional quality. Definitely the sort that's soft, warm, *and* durable. The perfect winter gift.Of the three, the first is a simple scarf of muted cream and brown, much like Louie's current favorite muffler only twice as long.The second is a patterned one of pure whites, dark greens and vibrant reds. A pretty traditional Saints' celebration pattern.The third is... even more colorful. Red and pink, inter-spaced with lots of little hearts all the way through with both ends tasselled wonderfully. One fit only for a couple of lovers(!)>The plain one is probably the best bet. Louie can wear it regularly then like his old one.>Full ahead on the season spirit!>A lovers' scarf for the lovers is the only option!
>>36992200>A lovers' scarf for the lovers is the only option!Full steam ahead!You better not have them break up before we even give it to them, or I swear...
>>36992200>The plain one is probably the best bet. Louie can wear it regularly then like his old one.
>>36992200>Full ahead on the season spirit!although this is a rare chance, Allouette should be the one to buy/make the lovey-dovey one.
>>36992200>A lovers' scarf for the lovers is the only option!Don't pussy out you fucks, we're going all the way with this.
>>36992271we MIGHT be cockblocking Allouette if she decided to make one herself, and it inevitably ends up looking worse than a store-bought one...
>>36992200>Full ahead on the season spirit!
>>36992290>>36992227It's almost like you guys don't trust me(!)
>>36992200>A lovers' scarf for the lovers is the only option!Woo Woo! Embarassing gift train, all aboard!
>>36992200>>A lovers' scarf for the lovers is the only option!
>>36992200Aaw, this one looks so cute," you exclaim. "I'll take it!" with a look that says he approves of your choice, Percival lists the price for you."Forty thousand. And that's with a friendly discount."You frown at that. "That seems a little-""It's infused with a potent magical defense spell," Percival explains curtly. "You're unlikely to find a more powerful spell on the market anywhere in these parts.""Oh, okay. What are the other two?""Those are simple wool, so two thousand each.">That sounds like a fair price, then.>Hmm, on second thought, that seems a little extravagant for a scarf. (Pick another)
>>36992855>>That sounds like a fair price, then.
>>36992855>That sounds like a fair price, then.
>>36992855>That sounds like a fair price, then.Alright, I'm on to you, I know your game.
>>36992855>That sounds like a fair price, then.Night, Kaleun! Good luck continuing the run!
>>36992855>That sounds like a fair price, then.Eh, sure. We'll have enough for more gifts still.
>>36992935I don't know what you mean.
>>36993019checking if price changes our choice, Challenging recette's christmas spirit!
>>36992855Well, you can't really argue that point then. It seems like a fair enough price if the spell really is of that level. You hand over another load of cash to the merchant, thinking silently to yourself that he's making a killing off you today.At this moment Charme slips out of the changing room, still concealing whatever it is she wants to buy from you. She exchanges a few quiet words, as well as money, with Percival, before beaming vibrantly at him and returning to your side. Just in time to help you pick out Euria's present.Your brow furrows in thought. "I don't even have an idea of what she might want! What are we looking for here?"Charme shrugs, "I don't know. We could try looking somewhere else if you have no ideas here?"You might have to try that. You still need to try the library or somewhere for Caillou anyway.>Try a different store? (Write-in)>There must be something here! (Write-in)
>>36993643>>Try a different store? (Write-in)
>>36993643>There must be something here! (Write-in)Earlier in the last thread, I believe that we wanted to get Euria a winter coat or jacket with a lot of pockets, as I recall. We also wanted to get Caillou a desk lamp or something.
>>36993643What about a nice sweater/hoodie?
>>36993643>There must be something here! (Write-in)seconding >>36993725
>>36989686>A hundred thousand for the robe, or twenty five for the costume>125k>>36990262>A hundred and fifty thousand>150kwut
>>36993643>>36993725this, look for something hardy and practical
>>36993643"Actually, I know what she'd like," you tell her. "She doesn't have any real winter clothing does she? We should definitely buy her a nice warm jacket!"Percival absent-mindedly waves you over to the jackets section of the little fashion store while he heads over to the counter to cash in his sales. You and Charme are left to your own devices to look through them all. There's rather a lot to choose from, and it's all the winter selection here!The obvious choices though seem to be either one of the short, close-fit fashionable jackets with the fur trim around the sleeves and neck, something more practical like a simple thick jumped with an attached hood, or the extreme end of the practical spectrum, a full-length button-up padded jacket with a variety of cargo pockets and a nice wide collar.>Euria's a fashionable girl, she'd obviously want the fur-trim jacket!>Every girl likes something easy and comfy to wear, right? The hooded jumper is the obvious choice.>The full-length jacket seems like it'd come in handy some time. Easy choice!
>>36994527>>The full-length jacket seems like it'd come in handy some time. Easy choice!
>>36994527>The full-length jacket seems like it'd come in handy some time. Easy choice!pockets ftw!
>>36994527>The full-length jacket seems like it'd come in handy some time. Easy choice!
>>36994527>Every girl likes something easy and comfy to wear, right? The hooded jumper is the obvious choice.full-length might be a bit too suspicious
>>36994527It not only looks like the warmest and most practical jacket of the selection, it's got all these pockets as well! It's no contest really. You take the jacket over to Percival, who doesn't even glance up before telling you it's five hundred pix. You don't even need to think about it, tossing him the loose change to pay for it.With that complete and all your purchases packed into a pair of bags, you're pretty sure that's all you wanted from the store. "Merry Feast Day," you both bid him farewell as you head back into the cold and windy weather outside; a certain part of you most glad for the extra warmth provided by the visit.Charme glances up at the main clock tower. "Hmm, we've probably got just enough time for one more shop visit before I need to be somewhere important. And you just had one more thing to get, right? Where do you want to try last?">Caillou loves books, so the book store is an obvious choice!>Maybe there's something for research he'd like? There's a chemist around here you think.>Best to stick to something simply like desk accessories.
>>36995422>>Caillou loves books, so the book store is an obvious choice!"You'll come back and spend the rest of Feast Day with me after your important thing right?"
>>36995422>>Caillou loves books, so the book store is an obvious choice!
>>36995422>Best to stick to something simply like desk accessories.and now, I must go. Real Life calls me.
>>36995422>Caillou loves books, so the book store is an obvious choice!
>>36995422"It's only Caillou left to buy for, and since he loves books so much it would obviously be the book store!" Charme raises an eyebrow at your logic but doesn't comment. Instead, she leads you through the now near-impenetrable crowd to your next target. You end up having to hold her hand just to cross the street with how rough and raucous the crowd is already. It definitely does feel like it's almost time for the Feast.Charme drags you through a slight gap in the crowd and ushers you into the quiet safety of the town's bookstore. "Welcome," the young bespectacled lady behind the counter greets you. "May I help you with something today?""Ah, yes please!" You smile at her gratefully, "I would like to, uh, buy a gift for a friend of mine. He really likes them!" The store clerk smiles warmly back at you."Indeed? And what sort of book are you looking to get him?"Wait. What sort of book would Caillou want!? >Science books, right? That's what he does.>History, you guess? He looks at old stuff a lot.>Fantasy stories! Everyone should have some fun books to read!>Other
>>36996104>Science books, right? That's what he does.
>>36996104>OtherCaillou is a sucker for romance!
>>36996104The last thing he had us do was to collect reagents for an experiment that he wanted to perform, but I think that he probably already has a ton of research done on where to find alchemical ingredients and such. A science textbook wouldn't be of much use to him, since it's all pretty basic knowledge unless you start purchasing college-level stuff. Purchasing a journal on magic theory or somesuch would be kind of hit-or-miss, given that we don't know what type of research he's really interested in.>History, you guess? He looks at old stuff a lot.
>>36996104>History, you guess? He looks at old stuff a lot.
>>36996344Not ded by the way. Just struggling to write. Unfortunately we're not far from hitting the final stretch of what I had planned and then I guess I'll just have to end this session even if we don't hit time.
>>36996889run tear quest after this if theres time then.
>>36996904>not Nagi questYou can't fool me Kaleun, I know you love that idea.
>>36996889You could write single-option epilogues for how each character reacts/uses their gifts?
>>36997044I would probably just end up writing Nagi smut.
>>36997096only after you write charme smut
>>36996104"History, I guess? He spends a lot of time looking at all these old bits and stuff."The bespectacled girl helpfully shows you to the shelves in the store holding a selection of history books for you to choose from. And the shelves are stacked completely full of them. There are dozens and dozens! You have... absolutely no idea what any of them are!Charme places a hand on your shoulder reassuringly, gesturing to one of the nearest books. "Most of these are generic histories of the country and armies, but there are a few special ones. That one's a treatise on the archaeological methods of extracting things safely from the ruins around the city, and that one there is a compilation of all the knowledge drawn from the ruins so far. This one on the end here is a guide on how to translate the glyphs on the walls... and over here, a collection of the local legends surrounding the entire area.">Archaeology sounds practical, maybe Caillou would like to learn the skills?>Knowing about the local ruins seems pretty useful, especially for someone like him.>Being able to read glyphs sounds just like Caillou!>Legends sounds pretty magical. Maybe he'd enjoy it?
>>36997122Charme x Nagi?Or Nagi x Charme?
>>36997239>Legends sounds pretty magical. Maybe he'd enjoy it?
>>36997239>Knowing about the local ruins seems pretty useful, especially for someone like him.He's probably all over languages and stuff, but this might actually hold some novel concepts for him to apply to his adventuring.
>>36997239>Knowing about the local ruins seems pretty useful, especially for someone like him.
>>36997239>Being able to read glyphs sounds just like Caillou!although the archaeological book sounds like something useful to learn for looting.
>>36996889You could continue with Warlord
>>36997695One terrible idea at a time, please Anon.
>>36997710it would be one at a time, it would be after you run out of planned stuff for Recettear this sessionFor an even better idea, how about you resume AAQ
>>36997258Nagi x ...damnRecettear is so cute I just can't feel any of the pairings.I mean, I could see Quest!Recette getting a crush on Griff, but aside from that...
>>36997258No! Bad Kaleun, Charme is only for Recette to dote on and blush for and hold hands with and to teach Recette about lewds under the covers with the lights turned off
>>36997239"There's one on the local ruins?" You perk up at that. "That sounds like it'd be really useful for someone like Caillou!"Charme shrugs, "sure I guess." She pulls it off the shelf and hands it down to you. This volume is only a few thousand pix, so the number doesn't even register in your mind as you hand over ten thousand and await the change patiently. When you step back out into the street, Charme by your side, you note a very different atmosphere. Everyone is much calmer, there's no bustling. There's some chatter, but most folk are looking now towards the town square at the end of this street."Ah, I guess it's time for the Priest's Speech already. Want to hang around for it?" Charme asks you in a disinterested voice. "I've got a few moments to spare but I could do with getting a move on if I'm going to walk you back in time to get where I'm going.">You might as well listen in to the Priest's Speech. It's usually really short anyway.>He never says anything interesting. You might as well head home right now.
>>36998054>You might as well listen in to the Priest's Speech. It's usually really short anyway.
>>36998054>He never says anything interesting. You might as well head home right now.Boring!
>>36998054>Thank Charme for her time>He never says anything interesting. You might as well head home right now.We gotta wrap the adventuring gifts!
>>36998054>>He never says anything interesting. You might as well head home right now.Walk with charme
>>36998054>He never says anything interesting. You might as well head home right now.
>>36998054>>He never says anything interesting. You might as well head home right now.link our arms with Charme
>>36998054>While walking back home say "Where is it you're going? You'll come back after it right? You can come celebrate with me and Tear and the others."
>>36997258Charme will be Recette's after we give her one last gift~[\spoiler]
>>36998054He never says anything interesting, so it's not like missing the speech this once is going to be a big issue. You might as well just head back to the store with Charme now, spend a few extra minutes together before she goes to sort her own business out.Once more she takes a hold of your hand to lead you through the crowd. You can't help but feel the impression of a small child being tugged along by a parent or older sister like this. But it's for a good reason though, you're not sure you'd ever be able to navigate the crown like this.You've barely made it a handful of paces before a flicker of movement catches your attention, and you crane your neck spot to spot a gut-churning sight: right behind where you'd been standing just moments ago, the Inquisitor is now lurking at the back of the crowd. His robe is up to concealing himself from the masses, but you'd recognize him anywhere after what happened.You're suddenly very glad you weren't as eager to get your hands on the free sweets that get cast into the audience after the speech right now.Charm picks her way neatly through the crowd and soon enough you're into the clear streets heading back up the hill towards home. "Thanks for coming with me today, Charme. It's really been so helpful!"[1/2]
>>36998054Seconding>>36998129I still don't get if those threads are in the Quest's continuity or not.
>>36998731I think you mean 'these', and most likely yes.
>>36998654"Don't thank me," she grins back at you, "I should be thanking you. You made my job today easier than I could ever hope.""Eh?" You blink blankly at her as you arrive outside the store. Tear is waiting for you."Ah, right on time. You may be a scoundrel, but at least you are punctual," your fairy aide directs at the lady thief."Ha? Whu?" You look back and forth between the two of them.Charme cackles before answering your confusion. "Tear wanted me to keep you busy until they were ready.""Ready? What do you mean, ready?""For the Feast, of course!" She shoves you through the door, and you find yourself in a room you're sure isn't your storefront. In place of the stands and counters, a grand table stretches through the room, with every inch of space lined with a lavish selection of meats and treats, gravies and sauces, bread and butter, cooked vegetables, snacks, sweets, cakes, and every place mat is already piled high with food before the patiently waiting guests at the table.Charme smoothly guides your shocked form into the empty chair at the head of the table, between Euria and Tear."T-Tear, what is this?" you manage to stumble out."I noticed that you seemed overworked these past days, and had not been making the culturally traditional arrangements. I thought it would be unfair of me not to at least do this much for you, after all the hard work."Every one of your friends and companions has been assembled to greet you home today. Beside Tear is the young elf girl you brought home so recently, and beside her the spear lady Nagi and Elan the monk-in-training. Across from them, Louie sits with Alouette and Prime. Caillou sits at the far end of the table with- and you blink to check what you're seeing here, the strange girl Arma is sitting quite contently and apparently awaiting you to begin the house's festivities.[2/3]
"Everyone-" You fight yourself, trying to force the words out clearly for them. "You came for, you- wanted to spend it here?""Of course," Euria says instantly. "Where else was I gonna spend it?"Louie speaks up as well, "Tear said you wanted us over, and between here and the mansion well, we'd rather... right Alouette?""I-I never said anything about-" he cuts her off before she can ruin the moment."She really wanted to come as well."Elan calls out from the far end, "Well the orphanage is busy enough for today, so I thought I'd stop by here instead. And I didn't even have to drag Caillou with me, he volunteered to come!" Caillou doesn't dignify the statement with an answer. Elan laughs heartily.Louie adds on, "besides, food's better with family, right?""You all,.." you manage to force out. You can feel pin pricks at the corners of your eyes."Ah!" Euria leans in over you, Tear leans forwards as well. "Recette? Are you okay?""F-fine. Fine, it's just. Ever since Pa-... I never thought. A Feast Day, with family-"Euria pulls your head into her chest for a tight hug moments before the dam breaks.When you pull your head free after a long few embarrassing moments, everyone is smiling happily at you. Apart from- "Wait, where's Charme?"The door to the back room is flung open with a crash, and in strides Charm wearing a rather revealing version of the furry white and red Saints' Costume, even complete with the fluffy hat. In one hand, she sports a large bottle of ready-opened champagne and a pair of glasses in the other. And at the top of her voice, she booms "I DO DECLARE THE FESTIVITIES BEGUN!"The table erupts into cheers and everyone hacks into their food. Charme saunters over, leaning her face close in beside yours to whisper consiprationally into your ear. "I'm glad to see Tear granted my one request for a decoration piece." You follow her gaze up, directly above you. Oh. Mistletoe."Merry Feast Day," Charme beams, closing in.
>>36999426>"I'm glad to see Tear granted my one request for a decoration piece." You follow her gaze up, directly above you. Oh. Mistletoe.>"Merry Feast Day," Charme beams, closing in.oh boy oh boy oh boy
>>36999426>Mistletoe.heh, clever girl
>ib4 it was a dream
>>36999426This is the best Feast's Day ever.Nice work, Charme.
>>36999426>no [2/3/4]Is there more or what?
Tu-turu! That concludes the canon ending of the Christmas special! Threw that out earlier than planned just in case I promptly pass out/lose the ability to type because I'm not doing great on this end.There are, of course, 9 further scenes of individual gift-givings. However I'm sure of my ability to write them in a satisfactory manner right now. Or whether or not they'd even be worth reading anyway.As far as bets and records for this marathon go, we're still I think 9 hours from passing my own record, and a further... 14 from the 60 hour target on top of that. But Schteel forfeited nice and early which basically means that as of 24 hours ago I could've given up whenever I darn well pleased and still won!
>>36999590thanks for running, that was fun >However I'm sure of my ability to write them in a satisfactory manner right now.heh, get some rest and write them here or in a pastebin when you wake up
>>36999590Thanks for the threads, Kaleun! Do you think you'll continue Racketeer Quest in the future?
>>36999590Good night, Kaleun.Without the giftgiving, I'm not sure that counts as fulfilling the conditions I set earlier, I mean that's part of a proper ending when you think about it...But I'll accept it.
Obviously the best case scenario would be that I'd spend and hour on each extra scene now for the next 9 hours and it would carry up over the threshold. But I can't say whether I'm up to it yet. Maybe I'll get some breakfast.
>>36999700yeah, you do that. Maybe you should take a bath, too.and while you're taking a bath, sempai...you might fall asleep. Be careful.
>>36999590>However I'm sure of my ability to write them in a satisfactory manner right now>I'm sure of my abilitySo get writing.>>36999700Go get some food in you you loveable rogue, then get cracking, you'll break your record yet I tells you!
>>36999729>and while you're taking a bath, sempai...you might fall asleep. Be careful.Not when I'm there to keep sempai awake.
>>36999729I'm now picturing Kaleun as some kind of mythological hero wrestling with Sleep
Mm, yes. As of right now I'm definitely not feeling the ability to write anything cute or heart warming. Would you guys like me to meta-post how the scenes would've gone, or hold onto the ideas and maybe pastebin them at a later date?
>>37000205>or hold onto the ideas and maybe pastebin them at a later date?This one please.If you pass out before posting anything more then thanks for the threads and the marathon session. Warlord when?
>>37000205hold the ideas for a pastebin sounds better, yeah
>>37000205You better also pastebin the kiss and ensuing lewds
>>37000205pastebin sounds good
bump so hopefully this can be archived on sup/tg/ when its back up
>>37002978sup/tg/ is back, at least for now.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/36986833/