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The year is 1868, and as the red strings of fate begin to draw two souls together and tie them as brothers and deadly enemies, the uncaring hand of fate begins to weave the tapestry of life and destiny. Where once there was nothing, besides a lifeless child born and the tragedy that brings, forces beyond the understanding of man brings breathes a spark of life into the womb. A birth outside of destiny, a life outside of fate, an anomaly in the timeline is created. Safe from the wind and rain, an infant cries out into the night, held in their mother's arms, unaware of the great blessing passed down onto them and the power they hold to change the fate of the world itself.

But, what fate has the fateless found themselves born into? What child was created where there once was nothing but a still corpse. What name is given to them, and what will they grow to be someday, through the turmoil of childhood and life, and perhaps a blood stained tragedy set about by greed and an old mask? Who will be the first of a new line, the source of which this bloody stream shall begin.

Who are you to be? And what fate do you find yourself born into?

1:Charles Chesterfield: The Heir to a minor fortune and a blueblooded gentleman, if something of a dandy. He has good mind and charming manner
Stats:STR: 1, DEX 2, CON 0, INT 5, WIS 3, CHA 4
1st Special trait:Peacock: Charles has a certain flair and swagger. He stands out, and knows how to draw attention, However this isn't always...helpful
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2:Anna Anderton: The 2nd daughter to a historied line, she is supposed to be a lady, but in her blood, a wild flame burns. hardy as a horse, but not so bright
Stats: Str: 3, Dex 4, CON 5, INT 0, WIS 1, CHA 2
1st Special trait:Burning Blood: Anna is near impossible to demoralize and break, and has seemingly endless energy. But is quick to anger...very quick
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3:Harold Hales: An Orphan turned Thug. Given nothing, he's lived by his fists and sheer stubbornness. A survivor through and through
Stats: STR 5, DEX 3, CON 4, INT 1, WIS 2, CHA 0
1st Special trait: Giant. Harold is a giant of a man, there isn't much that can knock him down in this world. But, he is too big for this world.
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4: Mary Marley: The daughter of a whore, she was raised in chaos, and learned just how far honeyed words and smiles could take you in the world.
Stats:STR: 0, Dex 2, Con 1 , Int 3, Wis 4, Cha 5
1st Special trait: Puppet master: Mary knows exactly what strings to pull to get someone to do what she wants.
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>>4459226

Rule explanation.
the system will be D20, with separate attribute pools between the character and their stands (Should they get them, you will be able to get them earlier than they appeared in canon, if fate is kind), during times you leave things up to fate, I'll instead ask for a 1d100 and if you want it low or high before the roll.

Traits refer to character bonuses brought about by personality traits or training. You will gain one (or more) before the MC reaches adulthood and more after we reach the start of Phantom blood. it will offer bonuses and special choices at times, as will high attributes.

What each attribute does is listed here.
STRENGTH:A character’s physical might and power, for lifting, pushing, and pulling.
DEXTERITY:A character’s flexibility and agility, as well as the use of fine motor skills.
CONSTITUTION:A character’s overall health and fitness, and knowing how to take a blow.
INTELLIGENCE:A character’s ability to learn, retain, and recall factual knowledge.
WISDOM:A character’s ability to use knowledge in context.
CHARISMA:A character’s ability to command attention and convince others.

And as stated in the opening, the MC isn't tied by fate, so you can change the path of destiny by their actions.
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>>4459226
>1:Charles Chesterfield: The Heir to a minor fortune and a blueblooded gentleman, if something of a dandy. He has good mind and charming manner
Stats:STR: 1, DEX 2, CON 0, INT 5, WIS 3, CHA 4
1st Special trait:Peacock: Charles has a certain flair and swagger. He stands out, and knows how to draw attention, However this isn't always...helpful

only valid option.
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>>4459226
>stats nonsense
blah. anywho.
>2:Anna Anderton: The 2nd daughter to a historied line, she is supposed to be a lady, but in her blood, a wild flame burns. hardy as a horse, but not so bright
Int 0 seems fun.
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>>4459226
>Charles Chesterfield
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>>4459226
>4: Mary Marley: The daughter of a whore, she was raised in chaos, and learned just how far honeyed words and smiles could take you in the world.
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>>4459226
>3:Harold Hales: An Orphan turned Thug. Given nothing, he's lived by his fists and sheer stubbornness. A survivor through and through
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>>4459226
>4: Mary Marley
STR is for rubes
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>>4459226
>1:Charles Chesterfield: The Heir to a minor fortune and a blueblooded gentleman, if something of a dandy. He has good mind and charming manner
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>>4459226
>2:Anna Anderton: The 2nd daughter to a historied line, she is supposed to be a lady, but in her blood, a wild flame burns. hardy as a horse, but not so bright
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>>4459226
>2:Anna Anderton: The 2nd daughter to a historied line, she is supposed to be a lady, but in her blood, a wild flame burns. hardy as a horse, but not so bright
ALL IN CON
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How curious the choices that ended up tied were the ones for being a noble. Wonder why that is, lol.
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>>4459226
>2:Anna Anderton: The 2nd daughter to a historied line, she is supposed to be a lady, but in her blood, a wild flame burns. hardy as a horse, but not so bright
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>>4459226
>1:Charles Chesterfield
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Shall I roll the tie breaker then?

Between Chester the Dandy and Anna the Horse? Asking if you guys would be cool with me doing that. A 1d2 to decide it
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>>4459376
I'll change to Anna
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>>4459377
Well that works, writing
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There was a storm, the day Anna Anderton was born. A furious storm. it had seemed like a grim omen upon the Anderton estate. Crashing thunder and winds screaming as if in pain. Branches snapped as easily as if they were twigs between thumb and finger. Servants rushed to their duties as it seemed the end of the world had come. The braver ones would stop by the door where the lady of the manor suffered through the labor of birth to listen, before scurrying off to the chores once again. Indeed, it was her screaming alone that could be heard above the din of nature's rage outside. And were this another world, the omen would fall. Tragedy would visit the Anderton family, and the eldest daughter would forever carry the weight of a sister that never was. But, instead, as one of the midwife's attending Lady Anderton helped pull her newborn into the world, after a few long moments of heart griping silence and stillness, a voice louder than her mother's own cries of pain, louder than anything nature could muster this night, broke the silence.

A small baby girl, with a head of fiery red hair like her mother's line, kicking and screaming as the Midwives sighed in relief and cleaned her to give to her mother, who smiled weakly under the haze of pain and Ether.

It did not take long for word to spread through the rest of the house. A troubled labor had seen fruitful birth, and soon Alyane Anderton was joined by her husband, their only other child waiting not quite patiently outside of now bustling room. Mortimer Anderton had spared no expense, to bring the brightest and most learned minds of the medical field to his home, for sometimes days at a time to ensure the health of his child and wife, and now they looked over the still screaming infant as she lay against her senseless mothers chest.

"They're...they're both alright?" He asked hesitantly, struggling to maintain his gentlemanly composure in the face of what by all accounts of the doctors and midwives was a miracle.

"Against all odds, it would appear, despite signs pointing to the contrary, your daughter was born...more than healthy" A stout man said, wincing as the babe gave another piercing, wail "Yes...more than healthy"

the bearded man grinned and fell to his knee, grabbing his wife's arm as she smiled wider, realizing he was there for the first time

"Mort" She tried to say before she lost her strength to speak, Mortimer merely gripped her arm tighter.

"Send for a priest when the storm lets up" he ordered, glee evident in his voice and expression "And can we get some space, please"

the doctors nodded, none of them speaking their own unease but showing it clear upon their faces, as the midwives left and began to gossip. A worried face seen between the crack of the door, the face of the Anderton's eldest. Maria.

"Darling" Alyane managed to say "the baby...she's alright, she's"

"Beautiful" Mortimer said, reassuringly brushing his wife's hair out of her eyes "She's beautiful"

Cont
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>>4459399
The stout man cleared his throat, and adjusted his collar, not sure how to act in this situation as his fellows watched with open eyed disbelief. But, they could not leave until Anderton ordered them away, after all he had filled their pockets to lie to him about his child's chances.

"D..do you perhaps have a name in mind" he said, to break the tension rising up inside him, looking at the now red faced crying babe and struggling to see it as anything but a devil "for this little angel"

"Anna" her mother said before the father could speak, making his wide grin turn to a weak smile.

"Anna, after her grandmother?" he asked weakly as alyane nodded, cradling Anna tight to her chest "Ah, you mother then"

He closed his eyes and regained his composure.

"Anna, Anna" He repeated, slowly raising a finger to his child's lips "What a beautiful name for a beautiful girl"

He laughed as she bit his finger, and the doctor's joined uneasily. none of them said it, but by all of their medical knowledge this child should not have been born. there had been signs months before...it wasn't natural. but they let the father and mother have their joy, for soon they'd be away and much richer and forget about this "miracle child".
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12 years later
1880
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"Anna!" Your older sister screamed at the top of her lungs, as you sat looking out upon your family's estate. Laughing you could see her struggling to run to the tree you sat on, blonde hair dancing and flowing behind her as she rushed to the crowd of servants looking up at you. they all looked so very, very small from up here, like minnows in a pond.

"Good Morning Maria!" You shouted back, giggling as she was still in her night's gown, and making a funny face like everyone else. She made a weird choking noise, and you wondered if she had swallowed a bug.

"What are you doing up there?!" She yelled after a sputtering and gasping again. the Servants all jolted like when you pulled the old horse on the tail "Get...Someone help her, what are you doing gawking!? Mother and father cannot see this!"

You grinned, you knew none of them could climb half as well as you. or could catch you if they could. You learned that when decided to go running with one of father's hounds after you let it out of the kennel.

What do you do?
[] Wait and see if any of them can get as high as you did
[] Ask your sister why she's worried, this is half as high as you got last time.
[] While they're panicking climb down and wander off 1d20+dex (DC 10)
[] Oh hey! I should show Mom and dad! *shout for them*
[] Snort, upset that they're ruining your fun and jump off 1d20+Con (DC12)
[] Tell Maria you'll come down if she can catch you
[]look out on the countryside, ignoring all the trouble you've caused.
[] write in
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>>4459418
>look out on the countryside, ignoring all the trouble you've caused.
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>>4459418
QM the standard rule is 3-4 options each post. Pls not this many.
>look out on the countryside, ignoring all the trouble you've caused.
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>>4459418
>[] Snort, upset that they're ruining your fun and jump off 1d20+Con (DC12)
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>>4459845
Okay I'll try to keep that in mind.

>>4459420
>>4459845
so this won, writing
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But you didn't really worry about that, and getting taken down from your perch up so high. Mostly because it wasn't fun hearing all of them down there calling up to you asking or yelling at you to get down. When one of them tried to come and get you it may end up being fun again. But for now there were much more interesting things to think about instead of all the trouble you had cause so early in the morning. Like what was happening on the countryside this morning. That was certainly more fun than being taken down from the tree and scolded and then put into a lesson that would drag on and on about how to do something boring like knitting or the like. You could understand why Maria had so much fun with it. the only fun part was the needle really.

it was a lovely day actually, nice and sunny. Not too much of a breeze. the perfect day to go swimming, or climbing again after you escaped the boring old hag again. Rolling hills, dotted with trees, and distant homes like your own way off in the distances. You could even see that stream by that old bunch of rocks you've been meaning to catch frogs in.

Giggling, you kicked your legs and scooted closer to the tree's trunk to enjoy the view a bit more comfortably. and what a view it was blue skies as far as the eye could see, trees dancing and swaying in the wind, so many mysterious places you have yet to visit. Why you could even some people playing off in the distance, but just barely. How fun. Wait a second, that didn't look like playing. Your smile turned to a frown. Yeah it didn't look like those four were playing out there, at least unless one of them were pretending to be a horse, with bad owners.

The one on the ground was getting beaten by the other two like the maid's beat the morning laundry. That wasn't nice at all. And it was such a lovely day to, why would they ruin it for someone else like this.

"Anna, just stay still, Hubert is going to fetch a ladder, just don't move from the trunk and" Maria said, drawing your attention away from the scene you were watching. She had her hands clasped together, and seemed upset at you for some reason.

"And when you get down, we're going to have a talk okay" She said, one of her eyes twitching when she decided to be mean "A long talk about why you can't just be climbing up trees, you're an Anderton and"

It was getting boring again.

What do you do?
[] Argue that climbing trees is fun, and she should try it 1d20+Cha (DC 16)
[] Climb further up the tree, sticking your tongue out at your sister 1d20+dex (DC 12)
[] Just wait to get "saved", you're probably gonna get in trouble if you keep this up
[] Go and give those ruffians a piece of your mind, for ruining such a lovely day beating up that boy.
[] write in
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Also sorry it took me awhile to update, and I did so so early in the morning. I'll try to be quicker in the future
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>>4460201
>Go and give those ruffians a piece of your mind, for ruining such a lovely day beating up that boy.
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>>4460201
> Go and give those ruffians a piece of your mind, for ruining such a lovely day beating up that boy.
Considering the last few jojo quests seemed to have died to my knowledge. Heres hoping this one lives. Seems good so far so hoping it continues :D
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>>4460201
[] Go and give those ruffians a piece of your mind, for ruining such a lovely day beating up that boy.
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>>4460201
>[] Argue that climbing trees is fun, and she should try it 1d20+Cha (DC 16)
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>>4460225
>>4460289
>>4460225
>>4460276
Well pretty clear what won. writing

And thanks!
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After all, Maria and mom and dad always go on and on about how you act. You don't understand why they do. The Anna they want you to be just seems so...dull. They're all so fussy. Any being scolded is just so...boring and annoying. It'd further ruin this lovely day if you had to have your ear pulled and be told why you can't have fun again. You snort through your nose and cross your arms, now thoroughly grumpy. What a way to ruin a day as lovely as this. It wouldn't upset you as much, if the peace of the day wasn't already ruined by those ruffians on that hill way out there, beating up some poor boy. A glance back at the direction of the scuffle sent a burning haze to your skull, like the fire in your hair. You needed to give them a piece of your mind. It wasn't fair. A fight alone would ruin a day, but two against one? that was just dirty.

There was a thunk next to you, making you jolt as you noticed that Old Man Hubert had managed to find a ladder. Good! now you wouldn't have to waste time climbing down.

Your sister and the maid's sighed in relief as you grabbed hold of the first wrung, wearing a confident smirk as you began to descend with ease.

"You saw reason, sister" Maria said happily "I was worried you'd act childish and climb higher and..."

"I'll be right back Maria" You say sweetly, hoping off the last wrung and fumbling a curtsy to try and appease your older sister as she stood and hid her face in her hands, for some reason "Just going for a quick walk, I'll be right back, Promise!"

"Grab her" Maria said angrily from beneath her hands, as you began to run for the gate Hubert had left open. The old stared blankly and smiled as you rushed past him, a few of the younger maids trying to keep up as you quickly outpaced them, even in the new dress you wearing. they didn't grab it by the hem, and so ended up tripping over themselves as you fled your families estate.

"Hubert, Stop enabling her appalling behavior!" Maria shouted as you reached the gate, but you kept running and didn't catch anything else besides the old man asking

"What am I supposed to do?"

You'd have to give him a sweet or two later to cheer him up after his scolding. But that could wait until later. Now you had reach that hill before they thought to fetch the gardener, or kennelmaster. They were fast, and were probably the only servants who could catch you.

The wind ran through your hair as you ran down the road, laughing and basking in your victory as the branches above you danced. The sun was warm on your face as you left your home in the horizon, along with your sister's shouting for you to come back.

Soon it all faded into the wind, as you hopped over a stream and scrambled up a flower dotted hill, taking a deep breath and enjoying the heat coursing through your legs and stomach. it was a nice burning sensation, like a warm fire.

cont
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>>4460316
But that happiness faded as soon as you realized it, for before your eyes, on just a hill away, by an old stone wall, were the ruffians. Dressed like the folk your father told you to avoid. the Burn in your legs and tummy raised to your head again, making it feel like it was being steamed.

They had interrupted your perfect day with their wild Thug...thugishness you decided the word was. And now they were beating that poor boy while he was down! the sheer sliminess! You put your hands on your hips, letting your dress fall as your head started feeling hotter and hotter still.

And in front of another girl no less! did they have no shame?! The more you saw the worse it made your day.

You could hear what they were jeering now, well bits of it at least. Words like Bastard, Mighty, and teach? It wouldn't have made sense if your head wasn't full of smoke and steam already.

What do you yell at them?
[] HOW DARE YOU RUIN A DAY AS NICE AS THIS.
[] LEAVE HIM ALONE, WHAT DID HE EVER DO TO YOU!?
[] HEY, AREN'T YOU TWO BEING REAL COWARDLY!? TWO AGAINST ONE ISN'T FAIR!
[] RUFFIANS! YOU THINK YOU CAN THUG AS YOU PLEASE?
[] write in
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>>4460322
>[] HOW DARE YOU RUIN A DAY AS NICE AS THIS.
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>>4460322
>[] HOW DARE YOU RUIN A DAY AS NICE AS THIS.
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>>4460326
>>4460337
Well seems like a good time as any to start writing.
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And it comes out, like a kettle set to boil for too long. Crossing your arms over your chest, you take in a deep breath, the cool morning air doing nothing to smother the fire still burning in you. With a stomp of your foot you shout out, loudly and very unlady like, as all the pressure that built up in your head starts to fade, but only by a bit.

"HOW DARE YOU!?!" You roar, your voice shattering the insults and jeers of the two thugs , causing them to freeze as they were starting to kick and stomp on the boy.

They turn and the color returns to their face as the taller of the two begins to laugh. At you, you grind your teeth and yell again.

"RUIN A DAY AS NICE AS THIS" You bellow again, making them go silent again, as the boy they were beating begins to struggle to stand. They look at you weirdly, and then both of them start laughing even louder. Suddenly the fire in your head washes down to your face.

"What's this!" the tall one yells back over the distance between the hill you're standing on and the one the beating took place "Another rich girl flaunting around daddies' money!?"

the shorter, darker of the two cackled and smiled wickedly, as he stepped beside his friend. Everything suddenly seemed much more clear for some reason, you could hear the sound of your teeth creaking as you clenched your jaw.

"Yeah, what do you think? The day is yours?" He heckled "Hehe, look she's turning as red as a radish!"

"Think she's ever seen a boy besides her father?" the tall one shouted "Maybe she's just confused"

"Or lacking in sense, she's growling like a dog now" the smiler howled with laughter as the girl tried to help the boy to his feet "What would your ma think?"

The boy with blue hair got onto his knee.

"L..Leave her alone" He managed to say "A man shouldn't insult a lady". the tall one turned, raising his fist up into the air. the girl covered her mouth, eyes wide with shock.

and just then your head cooled down enough for you to process they were making fun of you. they were making fun of you. First they ruin the day and then they make fun of you. And you weren't growling!?

What do you do?
[] Yell the insults you learned from the servants back at them
[] March up and slap them, hard.
[] laugh at them. is that the best they've got?
[] Leave, day thoroughly ruined
[] write in
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>>4460461
>[] laugh at them. is that the best they've got?
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>>4460461
>[] March up and slap them, hard.
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>>4460461
>laugh at them. is that the best they've got?
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>>4460461
>[] laugh at them. is that the best they've got?
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>>4460463
>>4460529
>>4460523
pretty clear winner here, writing
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The wind blows, and there's a lull in your building rage. is that it? Why were you getting so mad about that. the worst they called you was a radish. And then what? Insulted your manners? why would you care! Manners were pointless. It was actually kind of funny, now that you've thought about it. You know what mother would think, you've never been proper. and what were they saying about only knowing your father? Was that the only insults they could think of? And radishes? Radishes. it was too much, it was too much. it was so stupid it was hilarious.

And without thinking, you began to laugh, a loud bellowing, very unlady like laugh. Laughing at the two stupid ruffians as the tall one moved to swing at the boy again. He froze. they all froze, as you continued to laughing. They started to turn red, red as radishes. You laughed louder again at the thought, as the older thugs clearly began to get as upset as you were a second ago.

"S..stop laughing" the short one shrieked as the girl and boy stared at you like you were crazy "Stop laughing you..you"

your laughter began to die down as the tall one seemingly choked on his own tongue, confused as to what was going on, and forgetting he was about to hit the boy again.
and that kept you laughing, watching him struggle to come up with a reply as you laughed at how silly it all was. Besides the whole beating thing the thugs were doing just now.

"is that the best you've got?" You giggle, covering you mouth as the tall one's eye twitch. The beaten boy seems completely flabbergasted at your actions, while the other girl is trying not to smile at them.

"You...You little" the tall one says, trying to come up with a comeback as his friend does his best impression of a snorting pig.

What do you do?
[] go home, nothing else to do here, your day is saved with this circus act they've put up for you.
[] "What, did your daddy never teach you how to talk around ladies?"
[] Keep laughing at them, this is fun
[] "Little what? go on say it, you aren't afraid of offending a "lady" are you?"
[] write in
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>>4460567
>[] Keep laughing at them, this is fun
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>>4460567
>"Little what? go on say it, you aren't afraid of offending a "lady" are you?"
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>>4460567
>[] go home, nothing else to do here, your day is saved with this circus act they've put up for you.
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>>4460567
[] "What, did your daddy never teach you how to talk around ladies

Do them dirty
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>>4460659
>>4460585
Supporting these
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>>4460585
>>4460659
>>4460689
Alrighty then, writing the tomboy bullying the bullies
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And that just gets you giggling again, nearly laughing as you cover your mouth again. However you know you aren't covering your grin as the two older boys continue to be completely unable to snap back from your reaction, besides gawking and gaping there mouths as they try to get as word out that you won't mock them for. And that just makes the scene all the funnier to you, seeing all of their fluster and swagger vanishing just cause you didn't start crying or whatever they were expecting from you. And judging from the looks on their faces, they're not quite so thug...thugish? to want to hit a girl quite yet. The boy has gotten up to a half kneeling stand, breathing heavily and clearly shaken from getting beaten like butter. The girl is trying to help him it seems, but you don't notice exactly what's being said between them over your own hollering laugh.

"Do...Don't you laugh at us you...you spoiled little" the shorter one struggles to say, trying to meet your stare from across the hills as you open your eyes enough to watch him, tears making the scene rather blurry but you can see his rubbish hat all the same stills.

He sees you're smiling now, not threatened or afraid of either of their bluster, or what they did to the boy behind them, who has a fierce look in his eyes. What could he be thinking? more than either of the other two, that's for sure.

"T..tar" He begins with a sneer on his face, and you cross your arms and stand on your toes, to lean forward

"What?" You ask, interrupting him as he begins to say a very dirty word, and all the air seems to rush out of him as you continue shouting over his insult "Did your daddy never teach you how to talk around ladies?". That seemed to hit him like a spanking, judging from how wide his eyes went" And it looks like the other two heard exactly what he tried to call you, and while the girl looks like she's about to faint, the boy still has that look in his eyes. Maybe he'd want to hit a girl now? he certainly seems to have gotten madder after being mocked himself. But that doesn't matter. What's matters is you're having fun, and this is fun, laughing at these two who can't seem to find their tongues or fight back when they're the ones being made fun of. It's certainly a better time than knitting lessons, or getting scolded for climbing a tree.

the short one raises his hand and the tall one seems to remember they were ganging up on that boy whose standing again now.

What do you do?
[] "Oh? maybe you don't know him! is that it?"
[] "Is this your first time talking with a girl, besides your mother?"
[] Just watch what happens.
[] stick your tongue out and run.
[] write in
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>>4460743
>[] "Is this your first time talking with a girl, besides your mother?"
Mock them. Mercilessly. We will become the first JoJo's friend. And possibly wingwoman, if it comes to it.
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>>4460743
>[] Just watch what happens.
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>>4460778
oh I love the thought
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>>4460743
[] "Is this your first time talking with a girl, besides your mother?"
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Alright, continuing to mock the bullies won, writing
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"Is this your first time talking with a girl?" You ask, tilting your head and keeping your smile sneering as the shorter of the two brutes clenches his fist and tries to open his mouth to try his luck in breaking your confidence like you broke your after calming down. The wind began to pick up again and the trees began their dance once more. Doesn't seem like he can come up with anything new to throw at you. Shame, it was fun teasing these two, but now for the finishing blow.

"Besides your mother?" You say, raising a finger and pointing at the older lad as he turns an even deeper shade of red and starts trying to.

"You're no lady" he says sounding like he's on the verge of crying as The boy he and his friend were beating on, stands to his full height, bruised and with dried blood on his face. He seems mad, not as much as these two ruffians, but much angrier than when he was getting beat, and putting himself between the two thugs and the other girl with golden hair.

the wind begins to die down, and you pout before flashing your teeth in another mocking, sneering grin, the simple act making the older boy clench his fists in anger.

"You're just a...a" He tries to say, breathing heavily and trying to get back all the pride you've been stomping over by laughing at him and his friend.

"Ah" His taller friend says as The boy with the blueish hair's eyes lock on the back of the shorter one.

"A SPOILED LITTLE HARLOT " He manages to shout out. And that is all it takes to get you laughing, louder and wilder than before. You laugh so hard and deeply you end up losing your balance and nearly fall over before you catch yourself. Can't get your new dress dirty, Maria would scold you for hours if you got it dirty so quickly. It starts to hurt a little you're laughing so hard at the brutes last attempt to get you crying. Sure, the words hurt and make your head feel hot again, but its also funny, funny that they're getting so upset that you're laughing, which makes it even funnier. It was a good choice to come and give these ruffians a piece of your mind. You've shown them how much of clowns they are, acting all tough and and smart when they can't even come up with good insults. You've heard your families servants use harsher words than either of them.

"Lets see you keep laughing" You hear as you start to calm down and your laughter starts to get quiet enough for you to hear something besides it. "lets see you keeping laughing, rich girl"

Oh...oh dear you seem to have made him become an even more brutish boy, he's actually approaching you now. You...you don't know exactly what to do now. They'd laugh at you if you run, and probably start beating that boy again if you did. And...and you'd lose something. Deep down in your heart you know this. Something would be lost if you just turned and ran after teasing the two brutes for as long as you did. Something would be taken from you, and you'd never be able to get it back.

cont
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>>4460905
The tall one looks confused, even horrified at his friend snapping like he has.

"But...but she's a" He tries to say, before his friend pushes him out his way, as he starts to pick up his pace. You're frozen, still giggling because you have no idea what to do now, as the thug gets closer and closer. He probably thinks you're laughing at him, but you're just laughing cause there's nothing else you can think to do now!

"RUN!" the boy beaten black and blue shouts as he musters up his strength to tackle to older boys legs, the taller one still stunned by how his friend is acting. The girl with golden hair is covering her mouth, and looks at you, telling you wordlessly to run but. that feeling comes back, the feeling that you'd lose something if you just turned and ran away. Especially after the show of courage of the boy with blue hair, to give you time to get away despite being smaller than the boy you've turned mad. Despite the fact he had already beaten him once before.

And the spell of fear is broken, you stop giggling as you manage to twitch a finger and then stand up. There's a chill running from your chest to your limbs now.

"GET OFF ME YOU WIMP" the boy yells angrily, kicking and punching the boy with blue hair as his friend and the girl with blonde hair watch on, frozen like you were.

What do you do?
[] Start throwing rocks at him 1d20+ dex (DC 15)
[] Yell at and mock him, to keep him distracted so he can't hit the other boy 1d20+cha (DC 10)
[] Grab your dress' hem, and run down and kick him in the bollocks
[] Run for it, ashamed
[] HEY! LEAVE HIM ALONE, YOU WANT TO FIGHT ME DON'T YOU!? OR ARE YOU TOO SCARED TO FIGHT A LITTLE GIRL?
[] write in
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>>4460937
>[] write in
>ROLLING DEATH CRADLE!!!
https://youtu.be/D2KfdG_S2Z0
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>>4460937
>Rolling Death Cradle
Assert dominance
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Rolled 20 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>4460937
[] Start throwing rocks at him 1d20+ dex (DC 15)
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>>4460969
https://youtu.be/UpGDwHurasM
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>>4460969
Changing to this, I can't say no to a roll that high.
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Throwing rocks at the little shit wins. Writing
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>>4461024
>>4460989
>>4460972

I feel blessed
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Even with all your bluster and spirit, you know instinctively getting close to that thug isn't a good idea, even if you're no delicate flower. You've never been in a fight before, let alone against boys. And they seem to have given the brave lad quite a beating. Sure you want to go and hit the brute in the nose, but as mad as he is you have a feeling you'd end up more bruised than he would if you did. But you can't just run away. Everyone adult you've known has always told you to run or find help if you got into trouble, but now you know they were wrong. And besides you've never listened before so why start now! what do they know anyways? besides knitting and other boring things. Running away would make you lose...something. You don't have a word for what it is you'd lose, but you can feel it'd be important. some part of you would die if you just turned and ran.

And so, you did something you didn't do often, you stopped and thought before acting. Rushing down there would be stupid, so what could you do? You're active and can run faster and climb better than even boy's around your age. It's gotten easier to climb lately, meaning your arms have gotten stronger right? But punching him wouldn't be a good idea, you don't know how to actually do that right, and you'd risk ruining the dress your sister spent so long making you. But...but you do know how to skip stones and how to pitch a ball, very well. The only person you've seen throw further than you is your father.
And there's a bunch of rocks at your feet. Yeah that'd work perfectly. Grabbing one that fit in your hand easily, you ran your thumb over it and pulled your arm back.

The raging brute stood up, raising his foot to stomp on the boy clinging to his other leg. You threw you arm forward. The rock sailed through the air, spinning around as it arched towards its target.

It hit, with a loud crack. The brute stumbled clutching his face and yelling out as you reached for another. His friend grabbed his hat. the golden hair girl gasped and almost looked like she'd cheer. The brave boy on the ground gripped his leg tightly, looking confused. You sent the second stone soaring through the air, and this one smacked the brute on the back of his head, knocking his hat off.

You were breathless, your arms felt weightless as you picked up a third and flung it, hitting the boy in the knee as he tried to walk away and stumbled, tripping as the Boy kept his hold on his leg. You scooped up a forth rock, and chucked it without aiming, managing to glance the brute in the chest as he tried to get up.

Another rock hit him, you didn't throw it. You send another and it bounced up near his head.

"HELP!" the boy cried out, crying as the next rock hit him, but missed its target, thudding against his shoulder as The Brave Lad began to pull himself up "HELP ME, SHE'S CRAZY!"

cont
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>>4461071
The tall boy glanced down at him, then at you as you ran your hand over another rock, and then at the brave lad who despite being beaten terribly still managed to stand, one of his eyes swelling as he stood back up, a cheek bruised black. His eyes burned with an anger different than the one you felt.

"You...leave them alone, a man, should never" he started to say "A gentleman should never insult a lady, let alone"

Somehow he seemed more threatening than the ruffian who was coming to hit you. You kept the latest rock gripped tightly in your hand, ready to throw it if you needed to

"Let alone threaten one" He managed to sigh, slowly raising up his hands into fists, his arms shaking from the pain he's endured "You've...done it twice today, I cannot...let you get away with this, as a gentleman I cannot stand by and let you do as you please!"

The brute turned a shade of pale, besides the cut your first rock put into his cheek, and his expression twisted into one of deep, deep fear, his eyes wincing as his lips curled into a disgusting looking grimace.

"HIEEEEEEEEEEEE!" He cried out as he covered his face and tried to scramble away, You decided to throw your rock as he ran off for the road, his friend glancing between The Brave boy, who glanced up at him and met his stare, you and then his friend.

"I'm getting out of here!" He shouted, as he turned tail and ran after his friend "You two are insane! An Ogre and a Devil! That's...that's what you two are!"

You frown as you watch him go. It was fun throwing rocks at something besides water.

And only then did the Brave Boy collapse, falling on his back and breathing heavily but with a satisfied smile on his battered face. The Girl with golden hair came running down the hill to his side and...did she just drop a rock?

What do you do?
[] Go home, you're probably in a lot of trouble already.
[] Go see if the brave boy is alright.
[]Let out one last laugh, loud enough so you're certain the two ruffians can hear you.
[] (Burning blood) "I'm not done with you yet!" *grab more rocks and chase the older boys with them*
[]write in
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>>4461093
>[] Go see if the brave boy is alright.
rekt
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>>4461093
>[] (Burning blood) "I'm not done with you yet!" *grab more rocks and chase the older boys with them*
>"Come on you two, what are you doing just standing there?! Let's pick up some more rocks and go kick their asses!"
Imagine this but with rocks https://youtu.be/rOy5lMGTjdg
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>>4461123
Lol, which one would be Abbacchio? Jonathan or Erina?
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>>4461123
Supporting, fags get beat up when they fuck with us
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>>4461123
Erina since she is the least inclined to fight.
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>>4461123
support
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>>4461093
>>4461123
Supporting
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Well pretty obvious what won, Writing.
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Well, it doesn't matter if she did or didn't! Those bastards are getting away! after beating up that poor boy, ruining the peace of the day, threatening you, and calling you some very mean names. Oh it was fun laughing at them, but you don't just forget when someone makes you a fool because you calmed down for a second. And you especially don't let go of grudges if they were mean. And this Thug was going to come and hit you! strike you! And that, well that just makes you madder than you were before. And that's ignoring all he did to the nice, brave lad who rushed to try and protect you after the bastard came rushing you. No. No. they weren't going to get away with a cut cheek and a scare. They made trouble, so they were going to get trouble. One way or another. And there were still so many rocks on the ground.

You begin to gather as many as you can hold in your arms as the Golden haired girl tends to boy. Seems she got him sitting up again. That's good. You'll need as many pairs of hands as possible, one could only hold so many rocks after all.

"I didn't do go after them in order to be thanked by you" The boy says, slurring his words a bit, probably cause one side of his face is all swollen. You glance up, from reaching down to pick up a particularly round rock.

"I want to be a true gentleman" He says, as the girl brings a handkerchief to his bleeding lip "You were in trouble, and she was in danger. There are...times when a true gentleman"

He blinked and shook his head, taking a deep breath

"Has to be courageous and fight, even when he's outmatched and he knows he's going to" He says, smiling still despite his injuries and sounding like he's a bit drunk. What were they doing? they were wasting time. If he could stand and tackle that brute to the ground in that state, what were a few more bruises here and there?

the girl shook her head as the boy tried to stand, which was good, and proved your point! he might be beaten black and blue, but he still had enough life in him to throw a couple of rocks, right?

"I think you're already more than just a gentleman" she began to say before she noticed you standing there, cradling a bunch of rocks against your chest and frowning "Hello? I'm sorry but, we haven't been introduced yet have we, I'm Erina Pendleton". She bows her head, as the boy seems to mull over what she said about him

"Come on you two!" You whine, shaking your rocks around for emphasis "What are you doing just standing there?!"

Her blue eyes go wide and she stammers, the boy looks at you weirdly, and confused.

"Let's pick up some mor rocks!" You yell excitedly as they stare at you, smiling as you begin to try and jog after the two fleeing Ruffians "And go kick their asses"

"How can you say something like that?" Erina yelps in shock, sounding like your sister when Hubert taught you that word.

Cont
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>>4461186

"It isn't the joestar way to go throwing rocks at people, and it also isn't lady like at all" the boy says, trying to lecture you, but you just keep running jogging for the road, trying not to lose any of the rocks on the way.

"I'M NOT DONE WITH YOU TWO YET!" You yell at the top of your lungs, just barely making out the two bastard down the road, you'll be able to reach them easily if you start running. No one can outrun Anna Anderton. Except the kennel master...and the gardener

"What a strange girl" Erina says, giggling, but a friendly giggle, not a mocking one.

The Joestar boy manages to lurch over to you

"Stop" He says, still looking terrible as he did a few seconds ago "if you chase after them, you'll get hurt! I can't let you go"

The fire in your head starts getting hotter

What do you say?
[] hurt? Like you were? Lets get revenge! so they never do it again!
[] I can take care of myself, don't get in my way!
[] Come on, it'll be fun!
[] Well, you don't have to throw any rocks! More for me and...Erina wasn't it?
[] LIKE HELL I'M GONNA LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS SO EASILY!
[] Well if you want to stop me, Catch me
[] Write in
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>>4461209
[] hurt? Like you were? Lets get revenge! so they never do it again!

Vengance is a virtue for a Protagonist
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>>4461209
>[] Write in
>"A few bruises and some flesh wounds aren't the end of the world! Quit being such a wimp and let's get them!"
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just letting you lads know, I am going to bed, and will write the next update in the morning, so keep voting and I'll post in the quest general when there's an update if you don't want to keep a tab open while I sleep.

thanks so much for participating, I'm having a great time with this and I hope you're having fun to
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>>4461291
I am not of sound mind for voting right now but I very much appreciate your Phantom Blood tomboy game.
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>>4461209
[] I can take care of myself, don't get in my way!
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>>4461209
>[] Well if you want to stop me, Catch me
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>>4461231
support, combined with
>>4461588
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Awake, and writing.
Seems the write in and "catch me" won
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But it doesn't get any hotter than that, and you end up smiling in response, a stray lock of your red hair obscuring your view of the beaten Joestar boy. He certainly is living up to his claims of wanting to be a gentleman, its sweet. But you don't want sweet, you want to revenge, for what they did to him, whatever they did to the girl called Erina and the insults they threw at you. They can't get away with it, you won't let the bastards get away with it. Not while you're still able to stand at least. Besides, he doesn't know you! you're not some delicate rose, you've fallen from trees before and slipped off walls! Being hurt isn't anything new! What's a few scrapes and bruises compared to scaring away a couple of bullies ?

"And?" You ask, speaking quickly so as not to waste breath you'll need for chasing after the brutes.

He looks at you, and pauses as he tries to figure out what to say in response by that. The wind blew your hair out of your eyes and you laughed again. Erina comes up to his side, carrying a doll that kind of looks like her.

"A few bruises and some flesh wounds aren't the end of the world!" You shout proudly, looking smug as the two other kids stare at you in amazement! that is amazement isn't it? either way your words have taken their breath away it seems.

"Quit being such a wimp and let's get them" You say as you turn to leave and get ready to sprint to make up for the distance all this talking has made

"Hey don't call him that" Erina says, pouting and clinging to her doll "After what he did, its just rude"

"I cannot allow you to do something so dangerous" Jonathan said, managing to keep pace despite how he was struggling a few moments ago "Even if I don't know you, and after what you've just said. You're going to just find trouble"

"Jonathan, You can't be running when you're so injured" Erina said, struggling to keep pace with the two of you "And why are you so violent? they left didn't they?"

"Well if either of you want to stop me!" You shout as you begin to run faster, breaking into half a sprint, Leaving Joestar and Pendleton trailing behind as you "Catch me"

"Why you" Jonathan, you think Erina called him, says, trying to keep up "Why can't you just be reasonable"

"Stop" Erina laughed "At least give me a chance to keep up, and stop coercing him! he shouldn't be running like this as he is"

You laugh again, barely keeping away from Jonathan. Mostly because you keep tripping on your dress, and the rocks aren't making it easy any easier to run. He's breathing heavily, but he isn't quitting. Neither is Erina, even if she's quite a bit further behind.

"You're going to get yourself hurt" Jonathan says again "do you truly not care about what happens to you?"

"It isn't the end of the world! like I said" You say, as you hear a loud cry from a hill a short jog away from where you are now. THERE THEY ARE!
cont
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>>4461706
the tall one is grabbing his hat to his chest, looking terrified, while the shorter one looks like he's just fallen into a lion's cage.

"ITS THAT CRAZY GIRL!" the tall one shrieks as his friend you pelted with rocks begins to run off without him "And that Joestar ogre!"

"Ogre?!" Jonathan and Erina shout in near unison, maybe that'd get them nice and properly mad to throw some rocks with you instead of just playing chase.

"HIEEEEE, WHY ARE THEY STILL AFTER US!" The brute who hurt Jonathan more cries as he vanishes down the hill, tripping as he goes.

What do you do?
[] Start throwing rocks and insults at them 1d20+dex (DC 15)
[] "Oh! I forgot! Erina! My name is Anna! ANNA ANDERTON"
[] "Well, Isn't ogre worse than wimp? after all your hero...herotism?" 1d20+ cha (DC 16)
[] rush and tackle the tall one off the hill 1d20+str (DC 15)
[] write in
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>>4461710
>[] "Oh! I forgot! Erina! My name is Anna! ANNA ANDERTON"
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>>4461710
>"Oh! I forgot! Erina! My name is Anna! ANNA ANDERTON"
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>>4461729
>>4461736
Aight, writing
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You start to give chase up the hill, sneering and cackling most wickedly as you march up, losing more rocks as you do your best to not trip over your dress, slowing your pace a bit as you see the taller of the two bullies chase after his friend, dropping his hat as he goes.

"Wait?! Why are you abandoning me! You're the one they're after right?!" He yells glancing back at you as you reach the top of the hill, catching your breath. He starts running a bit faster after that. And as you reach for a stone to start giving them both a reason to be running, you suddenly remember! You've been very rude, just now. You've forgot your manners! Erina introduced herself and you forgot to! You were so caught up in giving these two thugs what they deserved you had completely forgot to introduce yourself. And sure, you aren't much of a lady or at all mannered, but not being polite and just being rude are two very different things, right?

"Oh!" You shout, turning around so quickly a few more rocks fall out of your arms and into the grass below "I forgot! Erina!"

She stops at hearing her name called so loudly as Jonathan nears the top of the hill, taking deep breaths to keep after you after having chased you down the road"

"My name is Anna!" You yell as Jonathan reaches the top and rests against the tree, his face more red than blue now, covered in sweat from the merry chase you led him on "ANNA ANDERTON!"


"Does this count as having caught you?" Jonathan asks "you have stopped, haven't you, Miss Anderton? or do you insist on acting savagely still?"

Around then, Erina manages to get close enough you can hear her again. "Anna!' She shouts , not quiet as loud as you did, but louder than she has since you ran into her "its nice to meet you Anna...you're, a little different from the other girls I've met"

Jonathan seems happy with your lack of an answer, since you haven't gone chasing after the bullies again.

"I should head home" He says, touching his face and wincing just as Erina starts to near the top of the hill, struggling to catch her breath. He stops and looks back at you, as Erina manages to reach the hilltop, looking completely exhausted.

"And do try not to stir up any more trouble than you have already" He says bluntly, adjusting his dirt smeared coat.

"Wait, I haven't thanked you for getting my doll back yet" Erina says, Stopping Jonathan by stepping in front of him "And...and protecting Anna, even though she was a bit"

"Rude?" You chime in

"I already told you, I didn't help you to be thanked, it was merely my duty as a gentleman" he says, seeming to turn a deeper shade of red. And then Erina hands him a handkerchief.

"You...you dropped this" She says meekly. Bleh, this is reminding you of those books Maria likes to read to you. All lovey dovey and sweet. And you're still boiling mad at those two thugs.

You can still see them, you could catch up to them easily...maybe even nail one of them with a rock if you threw one hard enough.

cont
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>>4461790
What do you do?
[] "OOOOH! that's why you were getting beat up! they were bullying your girlfriend"
[] Ask if they'd like to play again sometime
[] See if you can hit one of them with a rock 1d20+dex (DC18)
[] "Oh I'm not done chasing them! Come on! they're getting away!"
[] write in
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>>4461796
>[] "OOOOH! that's why you were getting beat up! they were bullying your girlfriend"
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>>4461796
>[] "OOOOH! that's why you were getting beat up! they were bullying your girlfriend"
I can't not vote for this.
Follow with asking if they want to play again.
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>>4461796
[] "OOOOH! that's why you were getting beat up! they were bullying your girlfriend"

Okay; we must swear not to cuck Erina
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>>4461843
I just feel the need to say, just how much that statement is making me laugh my ass off.
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>>4461848
Anyways its pretty clear what choice won. Writing!
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Actually. Why were they beating up on Jonathan wasn't it, anyways? He got her doll back from them, so clearly that meant they were bullying Erina before they started beating him, but why would he do that? He keep stalking about being a gentleman and their duties and stuff like that. but that's still a bit weird isn't it? You've never seen Papa do anything like that. So isn't it strange? And she keeps helping him get up and trying to tend to his wounds, before he you got him chasing you. Isn't that weird to? She's not a doctor or his mother, clearly so...Why. Well she's acting kind of lovey dovey now isn't she? And he's trying to brush off his deeds as nothing special, even though he got beaten into the ground to get her doll back, it seems. And he tried to protect you to but...still getting all bloodied over a doll seems a bit silly to you, unless, unless. And like that, the cogs in your head clicked together and you realized WHY he'd do such a thing for Erina! it all made sense now, they must be really close! boyfriend and girlfriend, maybe? YEAH! it had to be something like that! So they had to be on a date and those bastards came and ruined it! How terrible! What brutes!

"OOOOOOH!" You shout happily, dropping your rocks to point at the two of them, having pieced together the mystery you just discovered "That's why you were getting beaten up! They were bullying your girlfriend!"

They go quiet, the wind pushes your hair in your face again, but you can still see their faces clearly as they look at you, frozen like statues. And there you stand for a few moments, you grinning and pointing as they stood stuck in the middle of Erina giving Jonathan his Handkerchief back.

Erina suddenly turns red, redder than the shorter thug turned when you laughed at him, redder than your hair. Such a deep and vivid red you've only see in roses before. She gasps and tries to say something, before freezing up again and covering her face. Jonathan's jaws drops and he looks away from the two of you, his unbruised cheek turning a lighter shade of red, more like a peach than a rose.

Aha! so you were right! and people called you dumb! just cause you didn't know numbers too well and stuff like that.

"Wha...wha" Erina struggles to say, peeking through her fingers "No..no you've got it wrong, it isn't like that"

"We...we don't know each other, this is the first time we've met" Jonathan manages to say, but not looking at either of you "I was just, just trying to help like a gentleman should"

"You did more than just that, you were..were" Erina says, still all red around her face before she went quiet and looked away.

"Eeeeeeh" You sigh, tilting your head and squinting your eyes. Were you wrong? No, it couldn't be! could it? it looked so certain, with how lovey dovey they were being.
cont
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>>4461911

What do you say
[] OH! SO EARLY! HOW SCANDOLOUS.
[] Eeeeeh, are you sure? you look like a nice couple to me
[] Well then you should be!
[]Oh my mistake! It just seemed like that to me
[] Eh! who cares! lets go kick those bastards asses!
[] write in
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>>4461913
>[] Eeeeeh, are you sure? you look like a nice couple to me
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>>4461913
>[] Eeeeeh, are you sure? you look like a nice couple to me
Jonathan, Erina, the sooner you start dating the easier knowing Anne will be for you two.
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>>4461918
>Anne
Anna*
Goddammit, this is why you double check before posting.
Alternatively, don't post when you should be sleeping.
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>>4461911
>[] Eeeeeh, are you sure? you look like a nice couple to me
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>>4461943
>>4461918
>>4461917
Pretty clear winner. Writing
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No no, it doesn't make sense! they look just like a couple don't they? Jonathan rushing to protect Erina and Erina fretting over him when he got beaten black and blue. They couldn't have just met, they're too sweet and nice together. It doesn't make any sense. Your head was starting to feel fuzzy, the burning of your anger replaced with confusion, and refusal to accept you were wrong! Cause you couldn't be wrong! but he said they just met and she said they weren't a couple so...you were wrong?! No that couldn't be it! maybe they were trying to keep it a secret or it wasn't official yet! YEAH! you were a smart girl! you couldn't just be imagining something like that! Maria was the one who liked those stupid novels, not you. So, since this was real unlike those books, that must mean you had just seen what was going on in their hearts, Right?! Huffing, you cross your arms and pout, tilting your head in the other direction as you look over the two as they keep from looking in each other's eyes or talking. Yeah, look at them! they're acting like that so you must be right!

"Eeeeeh?" You gape again, brushing a few locks of your long red hair out of your face "Are you sure?"

"I" Erina says, stopping before regaining her composure and clasping her hands together in front of her legs "I'm fairly certain I'd know if I were in a...relationship"

"Exactly!" Jonathan says right after Erina spoke, "Exactly, how could we be a..couple if we only just met, and besides talking about such things openly isn't very uh, gentlemanly"

He adjusted his shirt's collar as her and Erina looked away from eachother again.

"It isn't exactly something you just talk about in public after all, is it" Erina said, turning her gaze to the ground "that sort of thing is more of a private thing, right Jonathan?"

Suddenly Erina jumped a bit and covered her mouth as Jonathan gave her a curious look, before his eyes fell on his Handkerchief and his eyes went wide.

"Oh!" he said, laughing weakly as if embarressed "I, didn't tell you my name did I, Miss Pendleton"

Oh that's a nice shade of red! you wonder if you could get a dress in the color Erina's face just turned"

"Oh, Well you look like a nice couple to me" You say casually, shrugging your shoulders before you looked down to see if you had gotten your dress dirty running after those bastards.

Then there's a really weird choking noise, like the sound of someone throwing up and almost choking on it. Then an akward laugh and sputtering. And at the same time there's a sound like whistling and whining together. You look up, half expecting to see some mythical creature and instead see both Jonathan and Erina turned deep red again and staring at the ground. Their tongues are tied and they seem to be struggling to say something

"Pr..preposterous" Jonathan says first...Jonathan Joestar, Jojo, easier to remember and quicker to say! "Absolutely absurd to think that I could be a match for her"

Cont
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>>4461996
"Really?" Erina asked curiously, glancing up at you as she grabbed at the end of her dress. And like that all the air came rushing out of Jojo! What a fun word, you wanted to shout it! Jojo jojo. His eyes went wide, and even his bruised cheek seemed to become redder.

What do you do?
[] Just watch, this is kind of funny
[]"See? You two have to be a couple! that's the only explanation! you fit together to well"
[] "Aw! they got away! look what you two lovebirds did! now I can't kick their asses!"
[] Eh boring, lets climb that tree there, see if there's anything else interesting around here 1d20+ str (DC10)
[] write in

Also I can't wait till Dio comes in. I am very excited to Write the Tomboy meeting the Devilboy
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>>4461999
>Just watch, this is kind of funny
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>>4461999
>[] Just watch, this is kind of funny
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>>4461999
>[] Just watch, this is kind of funny
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Clear winner again, writing
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Oh now this was getting amusing now, every time you spoke up something entertaining would happen with these two. it was actually kind of funny. So you stood by, watching and waiting instead of pushing either of them to react again, hoping they'd do something funny on their own.

"Really?" Jojo repeated, as Erina realized what she had said, and covers her mouth with one hand, still a lovely shade of red. You'd really need to ask if Maria could make you a dress that color, it was a nice color.

Jojo took a moment or two before he spoke again, obviously choosing what words to use next.

"What exactly do you mean by that? If, if I may pry, Miss...Erina" He asked sweetly, kind of shyly, not able to look directly at Erina or deciding not to try. Which was funny in its own way, watching the two of them get all flustered was a treat! Your plan had worked, now you just had to not laugh, since that might ruin the fun or make them mad. Which would be bad, cause the two of them seemed like they'd make for good friends.

"I was just wondering if she was being honest is all" Erina said, glancing away for moment before looking back at Jojo straight on "About, well"

"The two of us looking like a nice couple" Jojo asked, his smile become a bit wider as he spoke

"Yes, that" Erina said with a quick nod "Even though we only just met and, not under the best circumstances"

"Well" Jojo said, putting his hands in the pockets of his coat, starring at the sky "Perhaps, with your permission we could start as"

"As?" Erina asked, a little too excitedly for the lady she was supposed to be. She was clutching her doll tightly to her chest. And then Jojo paused, seeming like a fish suddenly tossed out of water.

"As" He repeats, looking like he was trying to call on the courage he had before when he took on two boys bigger than himself and got back up for a second round after they had beaten him.

What do you say?
[] Friends? Hey why don't the three of us be friends! it'd stink to be the one left out.
[] Aww Jojo is in love, and so is Erina! So cuute
[] Well it was nice meeting you two, but I'm going to see if I can find those bastards! Hope we can play again later.
[] Oh yeah! I should get home before they send someone looking for me! See you around!
[] write in
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>>4462114
>[] Friends? Hey why don't the three of us be friends! it'd stink to be the one left out.
>"If I didn't stick around with you guys Jojo would probably get beat up again."
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>>4462122
+1
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>>4462191
>>4462122
Alright, this wins then, writing
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"Friends?" You ask, cutting in as you hop closer to the two, nearly tripping one on of the many rocks you dropped before.

"Yes, friends" Jojo says, calming down and smiling

"You don't need permission to be a friend you know" Erina says with a giggle "But, I'd like that, Jonathan"

and now your times to strike! the perfect opening for you to say what you need to, to be sure they're both your friend as well.

"Hey why don't the three of us be friends" You say happily, every word you speak rising with your excitement "it'd stink to be the one left out"

"I don't think I can say no" Erina says, with a small smile, and a bowed head "Besides you seem like a good girl if a little..."

"Energetic?" Jojo offered "and who am I to refuse, besides I need to keep a close eye on you if you act like you did today all the time"

"Well I had another word in mind, but that's a good way to put it" Erina said with a nod.

"And if I didn't stick with you guys, Jojo would probably get beat up again!" You say merrily, and bluntly. You put your hands on your hips with a beaming smile.

"Whose to say that? I'd win, eventually" Jojo said "and I have a feeling you're going to get me into more fights than not...no offense, of course"

"Yes, but you'd still get beat!" You add, wagging a finger "But I can scare off bullies like that, or help you in a fight"

One of Jojo's bruises must've been acting up cause he made a pained face.

"You know how to fight?" Erina asks, sounding shocked "Do your parents know? how'd you learn "

"Didn't you say bruises and wounds don't matter?" Jojo asks "and I wouldn't want a lady to get into a fight and endanger herself for my well being, it isn't gentlemanly at all"

"Well she can clearly handle herself, so long as there are rocks" Erina says "And, I don't think Anna cares about being a Lady too much"

"Well, I've never fought before, but I'm sure I'd do well if I got into one" You say with a huff, puffing your chest out "Especially if I was fighting with a friend"

"And you had rocks" Erina added with a giggle

"You're a very boyish girl aren't you" Jojo sighed, shaking his head but he had a smile on his face "there's going to be no convincing you is there"

"Well how else would I keep you from getting beat up again, if not through fighting?" You ask.

He began to say something, opening his mouth before closing it, and then chuckling.

"Oh, I forgot to tell you Anna but, you were very brave for not running away then" Erina said after a few moments of silence "And, thank you for helping Jojo"

"I could've handled them myself, another day" Jojo said shaking his head "But, thank you, I'd be in more pain now if you had run away. And while throwing rocks is a bit, barbaric, it was very effective, I have to admit"

"And fun" Erina said, glancing away with a coy look on her face.
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>>4462244

What do you say?
[] Well being a Lady is boring! acting "Boyishly" is much more fun!
[] So? Want to promise to always have eachother's backs, Jojo
[] Don't thank me, I just came because they were ruining a lovely day. that's all
[] I KNEW YOU THREW ONE OF THOSE ROCKS, ERINA! Good throw!
[] Want to keep playing? I Know a stream filled with frogs we could catch! back the way we came! come on!
[] write in
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>>4462255
>[] I KNEW YOU THREW ONE OF THOSE ROCKS, ERINA! Good throw!
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>>4462255
>[] I KNEW YOU THREW ONE OF THOSE ROCKS, ERINA! Good throw!
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>>4462278
>>4462277
writing.
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"Wait, Erina!?" Jojo says, trying to sound offended and shocked, but neither of those feelings are in his expression. If anything he looks amazed. You guess its because you never tried to look the part of a lady in front of him unlike Erina. But, wait. A bit ago, didn't you think she dropoed a rock right before you went chasing after those bastards, before they got away because you decided to be polite instead of rude? So you weren't imagining things then! She had thrown a rock! You kind of figured that since the one who wanted to hurt you got hit by an extra rock you didn't throw, but with how Erina has acted since you met her you had trouble realizing it was her, even though she was the only one who could've done it besides the Tall bully.

"I KNEW YOU THREW ONE OF THOSE ROCKS, ERINA!" You shout, pointing at her dramatically as she looks away bashfully, but not quite guilty. You give a thumbs up and add "Good throw"

"Well a lady isn't supposed to throw rocks, but...I couldn't just stand by" She said, smiling a tiny but proud smile "It took some courage to do, but it felt nice when I did it. And thanks! it was my first time throwing one"

"What friends I've made, you and Anna" Jojo said with a smile "the only girls I know who throw rocks"

"She threw more of them" Erina replied, sounding a bit defensive "And besides it was all to help you, wasn't it?"

You don't feel the need to mention how the rocks after the forth were mostly because you thought it was REALLY FUN to toss them at someone.

"it was crude, but I can't say I didn't appreciate it" Jojo said with a nod "Even if its a surprise to learn you threw one"

"I was inspired" Erina replies quickly, looking over to you "Besides, I couldn't face you if I didn't at least try to help"

Weren't they just perfect together? How weren't they a couple already?!. But they only knew each other only a few minutes more than you did both of them, but you couldn't shake the feeling it was meant to be.
It had to be those loveydovey books Maria keeps reading to you and lending you. they had gotten into your brain and were turning it "girly". that must've been her plan from the start! Your older sister was devious, you give her that.

"Oh" Erina said, as if she had suddenly remember something, taking you away from your thoughts of cursing Maria for filling your brain with Loveydovey stuff "Weren't you going to head home Jojo?"

"Well, I should...I'm not in the best of shape right now" He said, as if it wasn't obvious. Despite the fact he managed to keep up with you like that, which was kind of amazing!

What do you do?
[] Say goodbye and head home yourself
[] Offer to help Jojo to his home
[] Offer to take Erina to her home
[] "But couldn't we play a bit longer?"
[] write in
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>>4462324
>[] Offer to take Erina to her home
>When we get back let me teach you how to fight! Did you know that boys have a secret weak spot?
This won't have any implications what so ever. Not at all.
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>>4462324
>[] Offer to help Jojo to his home
>[] Offer to take Erina to her home
We both go with Jojo and then we walk with Erina
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Just letting you guys know, I am heading to bed, and will tally up the votes and write the update When I wake up. I'll of course, post in the General with a link as well.
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>>4462324
>>4462332
Supporting. I want to see Dio get kicked in the dick.
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>>4462324
>[] Offer to help Jojo to his home
>[] Offer to take Erina to her home
Dick kicking is a bit too uncouth for a girl that hasn't actually fought before, so I'll skip over that meme vote and go with messing with the plot more.
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>>4462542
Supporting this
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>>4462362
>>4462542
>>4462656
The tie broke as I got out of bed! Fantastic! Writing.
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"Well, then why don't Erina and I help you home, jojo?" You suggest, putting your hands behind your back and flashing a kind smile "So you get back okay?"

"And don't think of just walking off" Erina says, suddenly getting a lot more fierce in how she spoke "You're in no shape to go home alone, after all, right Anna?

'Usually a gentleman would escort the lady to her home" Jojo said with a smirk, before he winced and rubbed his bruised cheek "But, I would be fine, there's no need"

"I insist" Erina said, closing her eyes and smiling but somehow it was scary rather than reassuring, despite how delicate she seemed. Maybe you had more in common with her that you thought? She did nail one of the bastards with a rock, after all.

"Don't be so stubborn" She says, opening her eyes just a smidge "It just a precaution, and wouldn't your parents less be worried if you got home with friends, instead of just arriving all battered and bruised, alone?"

"You have a point, but who would escort you home" Jojo said, before looking over to you "I am, assuming you will?"

"If Erina will let me!" You say happily, giving a thumbs up and a toothy grin "And this way if those two Bas...Ruffians come back, they won't try anything"

"Don't, get into any fights when you're going home Anna, for my sake" Jojo said sternly, hand still on his cheek

"Not many boys would fight a girl" Erina said reassuringly "even if they laugh at them, She'll be fine"

"And my home isn't far from here! so there won't be many chances for me to pick a fight anyways" You say confidently, swaying in place as Jojo shook his head "But sure, promise"

"Okay, that's all I will ask of you two" Jojo said after a moment "Shall we head off, Miss Pendleton? Miss Anderton?"

"You really are a kind soul aren't you, Jojo?" Erina said, offering one of her arms "But, maybe you should lean on someone else's shoulder for a while? there's no shame in it"

"That's a bit, embarrassing" He said, brushing a hand through his messed up hair "Isn't it? not that I'm objecting, I'm just"

"Its me, or I'll ask Anna to do it, jojo" Erina said sweetly, as you wondered why you would do it. Jojo was too slow! you'd end up hurting him more wouldn't you? Did Erina know how bruises worked?

"You can be surprisingly rough when you want to be, Erina" Jojo said, locking his arm with hers "But I will not lean on you, I can still walk, so it won't be necessary"

"Not as Rough as Anna, I assume. And that's fine, I just don't want to see you fall" Erina said with a nod as you shrugged, deciding to forget about that, since you knew Erina would be gentler with Jojo than you could ever be even if you tried.

"Yeah, that'd be terrible!" You say, as you skip to the lead of your small group "Come on, lets get Jojo home"

"My house is that way" Jojo said, pointing down the road as you turn to it "Perhaps I should lead? Just a suggestion"

"I can find it...eventually" You say, pouting and crossing your arms.

Cont
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>>4462676
"I think Jojo has had enough adventure today, lets not go looking for any more, Anna" Erina laughed as she carefully helped Jojo down the hill

"Hmmm" You groan, tapping your foot as you let them walk alone a bit, rocking your head side to side in thought. What, did she think you'd get lost? all you'd have to do is go house by house looking for the family that looked like Jojo. You'd find his house eventually. It may take awhile but, it was probably a better idea just to let him lead the way.

"Fine, but next time we're going my way" You say with a snort, jogging to catch up to them

"And what way would that be? you'll know how to get to my family's property after today" Jojo asked curiously "Both of you will"

"Yeah, and I'll show you a more exciting way to get to it!" You say excitedly "there's a lot of fun places just off the road and..."

"Please wait until he's recovered, Anna" Erina said, interrupting "Before you get him lost"

"Well you would be there to, wouldn't you Erina?" You ask, smiling as you stop to let the two of them catch up with you, hopping in place to keep from getting too excited

"So you want to get both of us lost?" She laughs as reaches you with jojo, both walking slow so as not to pain any of Jojo's many bruises.

"I don't get lost!" You yell, thumping your foot on the ground, as they both walk past you "I know how to get anywhere from anywhere!"

Erina giggled, covering her mouth with her free hand and smiling beneath it.

"Sorry, but I feel I'll only believe that when I see it" She said, making you huff and shake your head, not angry but determined to prove her wrong as soon as you could. You never got lost, you just ended up in places you didn't know how to get back from is all.

Jojo laughed, wincing as he did.

"Jojo!" Erina shouted as you all stopped, and you waited to see if he collapsed, died or something while Erina fretted over him.

"I'm fine, don't worry, I'm just a bit sore" Jojo laughed a bit less carelessly this time "I'm just thinking, how glad I am I got these bruises today, is all"

Erina frowned, and then smiled softly.

"Lets get you back home" She said sweetly.

"Eeeeeh?" You gape, before jogging past them and a bit ahead so they'd have room to catch up. But why would Jojo be glad he got bruises, that was a bit...OH! its because he met Erina and you because of them! that was it, oh that was sweet.

"Come on, come on!' You shout excitedly, bouncing in place again as you waited for Jojo and Erina to catch up "We'll take all day if we keep this pace, come oooon"
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cont
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>>4462684
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And as Anna walked, and sometimes ran down the road together with Jojo and erina, the laughter of all three of them carried off on the wind, being carried to distant hills and trees as the warm spring sun warmed them. Nothing could ruin this blissful happiness. Where once fate decreed only two friends met today, now three had been made, and sooner for it. The red strings of fate frayed and tangled. And unaware of her hand in the ripples sent through the pool of destiny, Anna blissfully followed after her two new friends, unaware of just where this friendship would lead her
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Jojo's house was on a large hill, surrounded by a wall, with an impressive looking gate set in front of the road leading up to it. You stood in awe, eyes going wide as your smile. it was even bigger than your home! it even had a big tower in the middle, Your family's manor didn't have one of those! it was almost like a castle! it was so amazing! and from the looks of it, there were a few more trees on the land than your family's! You'd be coming to visit often, whenever you could run away from your lessons! you knew you would!

"The Joestar estate" Jojo said proudly as he approached the gate "And, thank both of you for helping me back home"

"Its wonderful" Erina said, peeking past the gates as you planned out which trees you would climb first when you came to play "and, you don't have to thank us, its what friends do after all"

"Jojo! Your home is amazing!" You say excitedly as one of his family's servants, an old man who looked older than Hubert, and with less hair and more grey came shuffling to the gate, looking relieved until he got close enough to see Jojo's face.

"YOUNG MASTER!" He shouted, his eyes going wide and filling with worry and fear "What happened to you! and! and!...who are they? Friends of yours? I haven't seen them around before"

A big dog came running from behind the butler, panting and barking and jumping at the gate, nearly barreling over the old man as he did. Erina clung to jojo's arm a bit tighter, but you didn't see why, the dog's tail was wagging, he was a friendly old boy from the looks of things.

"Don't worry, Erina, Danny would never hurt anyone" Jojo said warmly, trying to reassure your shared friend after that sudden scare.

"It just surprised me is all" Erina says, straightening her back and trying to brush off the fact she had made a very shrill yelp when Danny jumped on the fence

"Down Danny, down" the butler said as he tried to open the gate "But young master, what has happened to you! you've been torn to pieces! ooooh what will your father say! we'll need to get you aid at once and..."

"Yes, they are my friends" Jojo said happily, smiling wider than he since you met him, showing his teeth as he grinned "Erina Pendleton and Anna Anderton, if it weren't for them I'd probably be worse for the wear"

"Truly?!" the butler gasped, turning a very snowy pale "Well I will have to give the young ladies my thanks and DANNY!"
cont
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>>4462696
Danny whined as he pushed past the butler and towards his injured friend. Sadly, you happened to have gotten closer to the gate to get a better look inside, and unfortunately, Danny didn't know how to stop.

Roll 1d20+Con (DC 15) for me please as Danny Barrels into you. lets say, best of three?

Also sorry for the huge post, I felt like it was an important one.
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Rolled 20 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4462699
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>>4460969
>>4462703
TWO ROLLS AND TWO 20s!
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>>4462709
Anyways, ignoring Anna's so far bountiful luck for the moment, writing.
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>>4462709
Clearly we are strong as we are hearty. If we don't have an overly exuberant amount of hamon to go with our sturdy body when we finally unlock it, I'm gonna be mad disappointed.
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However, you were not a delicate flower kept in its garden. Years of climbing trees, and balancing upon uneven walls and slippery stream rocks had given you an amazing sense of balance. And such activities had also given you strength and muscle, where an ordinary girl would be as soft as warm butter. Instead of trampling over you or knocking out of the way to reach his beloved master, When Danny slammed into you, you did not move. In fact, having seen the large dog coming rushing for you, you instinctively took a step to spread your legs further apart, thus giving yourself a greater stability. These two facts combined, had made you something of an immovable object rather than a dainty flower to be trampled and knocked over.

So at the moment of impact, Danny's head hit your stomach. You lurched forward, catching the butler's horrified gasp at the fact the family pet had just trampled a guest, seemingly, and flashed a smug smile.

Danny reeled back, not expecting to be stopped by anything, let alone a girl who he hadn't seen. it was kind of cute actually.

In an instant you had knelt down and were showering the confused, slightly dazed dog in pets and baby talk, ruffling his ears while he starred at you in doggy disbelief. Danny, realizing there was a new friend in front of him, seemingly forgot what just happened and started to shower you in licks and kisses before he pulled away from your arms and rushed back to his master, barking and whining as he circled him.

You stood, dusting your shirt off, and looking around to see three blank faces staring at you. What were they gawking at? Was it rude to pet someone else's pet without permission or something?

Jojo, Erina and the butler all stared at you in wide eye disbelief, having expected you to be sent to the dirt and ran over by the Dog.

"No wonder you were so confident" Jojo said, speaking first sound impressed, which made pride swell in your chest.

"Are you okay little miss?" the butler asked as Erina cautiously reached towards dany, and got a drool soaked hand as a result.

"He's a sweet boy isn't he?" She said, looking over to you "But a bit Excitable, are you okay Anna?"

"Never better, Why do you ask?" You ask blithely, stepping back and clapping your hands, hoping to get the dogs attention again

The butler stammered and wiped his face.

"Y..young master" he said again "We must get your injuries looked at, please come inside, and are you sure you're alright, Miss Anderton"

"Why are you all worried about me all of a sudden!" You shout, pouting and crossing your arms, confused as the what's going on all of a sudden.

Erina giggled, Jojo chuckled. the butler looked at you all like you had all turned green.

What do you do?
[] Say goodbye to jojo and take Erina home,
[] Stay, but just to meet Jojo's parents with Erina, since you're fine!
[] Ask if you can play with Danny later
[] tell the butler what happened to jojo, since he seems worried
[] write in
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>>4462726
>[] Stay, but just to meet Jojo's parents with Erina, since you're fine!
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>>4462726
>[] Stay, but just to meet Jojo's parents with Erina, since you're fine!
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>>4462726
>[] Stay, but just to meet Jojo's parents with Erina, since you're fine!
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>>4462726
>[] Stay, but just to meet Jojo's parents with Erina, since you're fine!
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Writing
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"Perhaps you should stay for a short while, to be sure" the butler suggested gently, raising his arms up as you kept pouting. Looking up at with him with a huff, you were about to tell him you were fine and he was just being annoyingly fussy, but then you realize. if you stay for a bit longer, you'll meet Jojo's parents! along with Erina! And you'll know how long it'll be until Jojo heals and you'll be able to play together again!.

The old man smiled, his grey mustache rising with his lips as you heard Danny whine again.

"We won't keep you for long, just to be sure you're okay, wouldn't want your parents to worry would we" The old timer said softly again, as he held out his hand to you, bending over to reach your height.

You look back at Jojo, seeing Danny struggling to not jump and paw at his hurt friend, clearly worried sick about him. And Erina trying to calm down the whining dog with sweet words, kneeling down to scratch behind his ears.

"Okay, but just so Erina and I can meet Jojo's parents" You say sternly "Cause I'm fine!"

"Of course you are...of course you are" He says, nodding as he motions for you to hold his hand again, you ignore it, turning away and pouting harder. What was up with this old timer? Nothing happened besides a dog running into you? why was he so worried about you.

"Oh, you don't need to include me, I can just wait" Erina says shyly "Danny needs someone to keep him company after all"

"Nonsense, father would love to meet my new friends, both of them" Jojo said happily "And why would we leave you behind, outside, it'd just be rude"

"Yeah! Besides you met him first so if anyone should meet his family, its you Erina! Stop being so shy" You say happily as the Butler motions for the three of you follow, jojo leading "Besides when he's feeling better we can introduce him to your family, and then you guys can meet mine and..."

"Energetic aren't you, perhaps you were are, Miss Anderton" The butler chuckled as he made his way towards the manor proper, past the hedges growing around the fountain set before the castle like building "But it's better to be sure, no...And master Joestar, you never answered my question, what happened to you!"

Erina looks guilty, keeping her gaze on the ground as she follows after you and Jojo. Even though it wasn't her fault jojo got hurt! he was just being brave. its the bullies who did it! it wasn't right for her to blame herself!

"He" You start to say before Jojo interrupted you

"I got into a fight" Jojo said bluntly, looking away guiltily "Erina and Anna decided to help me home, that's all"

"A fight? What will your father think!" the butler gasped shaking his head "You should know better! you're luck these two young ladies were there to help you back! Who knows what would happen if you tried to return alone in this state. You should really know better Jonathan"

cont
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>>4462808
This isn't right this isn't right this isn't right! why didn't he say exactly what happened? He was going to get in trouble! he was just trying to do the right thing! this isn't fair!

You clenched your first, Danny rushing up the stairs to the door before the rest of you, barking at the door, as you stewed in your thoughts. it just wasn't fair. What was Jojo doing? Did he think you and Erina would get in trouble if he mentioned why he got in a fight? He was trying to help her, and then tried to protect you. It didn't make sense to you. Besides Erina did nothing wrong! if anyone would get in trouble, it'd be you for throwing rocks, wouldn't it?

"Utterly irresponsible " The butler said, opening the door as Danny went back to guarding Jojo "Come in, and do make yourself at home, young ladies... Jojo come with me, you need to get all those wounds looked at, before we alert your father. Oh and do try not to wander too far, remember your manners"

"But, Jojo" Erina says quietly, almost to herself as the butler leads him away "it, wasn't like that, why are you?"

What do you do?
[](Burning blood) Yell out what actually happened! You can't stand seeing Jojo get in trouble for acting like a man should
[] Ooooh that's a pretty statue, take a closer look
[] follow after them and drag Erina along with you
[] Wander deeper into the house, its so mysterious! you must know more!
[] write in
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>>4462812
>[](Burning blood) Yell out what actually happened! You can't stand seeing Jojo get in trouble for acting like a man should
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>>4462812
>[](Burning blood) Yell out what actually happened! You can't stand seeing Jojo get in trouble for acting like a man should
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>>4462812
>[](Burning blood) Yell out what actually happened! You can't stand seeing Jojo get in trouble for acting like a man should
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Oops almost forgot! writing
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Your frustration builds, as you stand where the butler left you, Erina looking even more guilty now as you feel that fire that always finds its way to your head washing over you, growing hot and unbearable, like you have hot water and steam coursing through you instead of blood. You can't stand it, Jojo did nothing wrong, but he's keeping You and Erina out of trouble, trying to make you look like perfect little angels. It isn't right, he didn't get into a fight for no reason, he did it to protect both of you! why isn't he being honest? Because he's afraid your and Erina's parents will be upset about? is that why!? it isn't right! if anyone should get scolded its you! Jojo and Erina did nothing wrong, you made the bullies angrier and threw rocks at them. Jojo was just being a gentleman. Why why why? You can't keep your emotions in check, wiping your eyes as tears blur your vision, and the urge to scream makes you grind your teeth. it just isn't right.

"Anna, are you okay?" Erina asks, a second before you lose control of yourself and start yelling to save your new friend from being punished for his good deeds.

"Jojo didn't pick a fight!" You cry out right before the butler and Jojo reach the top of the stairs. Your shout makes Danny start barking, and the hand Erina had put on your shoulder recoils away as she almost jumps in shock.

"He was trying to get Erina's doll back from a bunch of bullies, and he got beat up because of it! he didn't do anything wrong!" You continue, sniffling and wiping your nose with your sleeve as the butler looks down at Jojo, and Jojo looks back at you, surprised that you stopped him from sacrificing himself for Erina and you.

"And...and I found them like that, and I tried to help him by teasing the bullies and" You continue on, the words falling out of your mouth before you think to speak them "One of them got even angrier and was going to attack me, and Jonathan, even though he was already bleeding and barely able to stand, did everything he could to stop him, and he got hurt worse because of it"

"So..so I started throwing rocks at the brute, I just wanted to help him like he did for Erina and me" You sniffle, the high of your rage settling into a dull sense of sadness and guilt of almost letting your new friend get in trouble for something he didn't do "Jojo was a gentleman! We just became friends to day, He, Erina and I, and he threw himself into danger without a second thought! he wasn't picking fights, he was trying to protect us"

"Anna" Jojo says, looking like he's about to cry himself, not that your crying, you just got something in your eyes

"I also threw rocks at Jojo's attacker" Erina shouted, suddenly bold instead of shy stepping in front of you and putting a hand on her chest "Anna chased them away and I helped Jojo to his feet, then We helped him back home. He didn't go looking for trouble, Sir, he was just being kind and brave and..."

cont
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>>4462881
"Jonathan, why didn't you say anything" the butler says, not scolding but just seeming flabbergasted "is what Miss Anderton and Miss Pendleton saying true? Did you really go that far to defend them"

Jonathan nods, with a proud and fierce look in his eyes again as he looks up at the old servant with that.

"What else was I supposed to do? I could not just stand by and do nothing" He said, his voice confident and sure "They were in trouble, and as a gentle...as a man I could not let it continue! and I didn't tell you because...I thought father would tell their parents and they'd get scolded, Sorry for trying to mislead you, but neither Anna or Erina deserve to get into trouble for trying to help me as well"

There's a few more servants now, coming to see what the racket you and Danny have made is.

"Jonathan" the butler says warmly "You've made yourself some good friends haven't you? But you..."

He pauses and shakes his head.

"You must be more careful, you've been beaten to a pulp" He says, trying to mask the pride in his voice and failing "Your father will be proud, I'm sure, but we must get you looked at, you maid, you have some basic medical knowledge?"

"What's all this racket so early in the morning?" A deep, dignified voice rings through the halls "What's this about my son and a fight? I couldn't quite make out what was said, but I certainly heard it"

This must be Mr Joestar, he has the same hair as Jonathan, and a big bush mustache to. the crowding help part as he approaches and Jonathan lowers his head, trying to hide his bruise.

"Jojo, let me see" he says softly, yet sternly as he walks halfway down the staircase to meet his son. he reaches a gloved hand out and winces "What's happened to you? What trouble have you gotten into boy?"

"My lord, those are the scars of bravery, his two young friends have told the story he tried to hide from this humble servant" the Butler says, his voice swelling with pride as the lord of the manor looked up at him from where he kneeled before his son "He selflessly threw himself into danger to defend these two young maidens, and this is the result. I was going to have him looked over to be sure he was alright before telling you but"

The butler looks down at you, as do a fair bit of the servants. You wonder why they are, briefly. Erina sighs and then smiles in relief as the elder Joestar flashes a quick smirk, and then turns back to his son.

"Is this true Jonathan?" He asks, his voice warm and soft, but wavering with worry as he looks over his beaten son.

Jojo just nods, and his father smiles for more than a second now, almost beaming at the boy.

"You've upheld the honor of the Joestar name, but you must be more careful, Jojo" he says, ruffling his hair "When you're feeling better, there's something we must discuss later, but as for now, would you mind introducing your two friends to me?"
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>>4462903

Jonathan seems stunned, like he wasn't expecting that reaction despite the truth coming out, and just returns his father's smile for a few moments, before coming back to reality.

"Of course, father" He said joyously, motioning for you and Erina to come up, Erina reaches him first, cause she's already a bit closer and Danny gets in your way, trying to play with you as you walk.

"This is Miss Erina Pendleton" He says as Erina bows like a proper lady "Erina, this is my father George Joestar"

"Nice to meet your acquaintance" She says as she comes up from her ladylike bow

"The pleasure is all mine, Miss Pendleton" Mr Joestar says sweetly "Lovely manners you have, I can only hope you'll be a good influence on my son in the future"

And then you reach them, Danny looking between you and Jojo as if he can't decide which one to look for affection to.

"And this is" Jojo begins before you interupt him

"Anna Anderton! Nice to meetcha!" You say loudly, still a little breathless for the impassioned speech you just gave.

Mr Joestar gives a weak smile during the silence that follows and lets out a short laugh.

"I take it you were the one I heard then, young lady" He says as he looks you have quickly "I appreciate honesty, however loud it may be. I suppose I'll learn all the finer details of the story later"

"So you aren't mad at me then?" Jojo asks after a moment, as his father stands back up to his full height

"I'm...mad at what's happened to you" His father replies "And very proud of why it happened, Jonathan, your mother would be proud if she were here today. But, lets make sure you're alright before we talk about this further...also, why is this the first time I've met these charming young ladies?"

"We just met today" Erina says happily "that's why, which makes Jojo's actions even more heroic, doesn't it?"

The elder joestar looked down at the younger.

"Well you'll both have to visit sometime, when things aren't as hectic" Mr Joestar said with a nod, rubbing his chin "it was a joy meeting the both of you, Miss Pendleton"

He turns to you.

"And Miss Anderton" He finishes "Any friend of Jonathan is always welcome in Joestar manner, of course, just try and arrange such visits before hand, if possible".

What do you do?
[] Escort Erina home
[] Try and tell Mr Joestar the story, so Jojo doesn't mess it up again.
[] Stay until you know Jojo is okay
[] Thank Erina for having your back
[] write in
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>>4462920
>[] Escort Erina home
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>>4462920
>[] Escort Erina home
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>>4462920
>[] Thank Erina for having your back
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Alright, Taking Erina home won! Writing.

But here's a question for all of you guys. What are you looking forward to in this quest? Just curious
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>>4462980
Probably our character interactions with Dio/Jonathan. Phantom Blood's story early on is pretty much entirely the character interactions between them and I figure it would be pretty fun to see how we come into play in the story. Beating the shit out of Dio/Jonathan in a boxing match sounds fun.
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>>4462980

Eventually starting our own lineage but with Dio's original loin-
Jk, what that other guy said about the interactions is pretty much what I'm looking forward to also
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>>4462920
[] Escort Erina home

Thank god Jack the Ripper will wait a couple years
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>>4462980
i like the idea of a anderton lineage
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"Of course, we'd be happy to visit, wouldn't we Anna?" Erina says as Jojo is led to the top of the stairs.

"yeah but planning it seems like a bit of a pain" You say, shrugging your shoulders before putting your hands on the back of your head and stretching "Oh, you need to get home to, don't you Erina"

"I'm sure my parents would start worrying if I'm away for much longer but" She says, pausing and twirling a lock of her hair around her finger, looking up at jojo "But, it was nice meeting you Jonathan and, you to Anna"

"It was" Jojo says back, waving goodbye "I hope you can come and visit soon, under better circumstances hopefully, It was fun spending time with the both of you...I guess this is goodbye today, Erina, Anna"

"Yeah it was real fun after those bas...bullies ran off" You say happily, catching yourself as Jojo's father watches over your goodbyes, with a distant look in his eyes. Like he's remembering something.

"And I guess it is goodbye" You say, frowning a bit, but its just goodbye today, you'll have more time to play later after all "Thanks for earlier, Jojo. I'd say I owe you one, but we're kind of even aren't we?"

"Sorry I couldn't do more, and thank you so much Jonathan" Erina says, clasping her hands together as if in prayer "I don't have words for how grateful I am, I..I don't want to say goodbye yet"

"We're Even?" Jonathan asks, before nodding "Yes, I agree with that, until one of us has to save the other again, okay? And Erina"

they lock eyes, looking loveydovey again. You bite your tongue so you don't stick it out.

"I'd love to spend more time with you, but you really should get home" he says, turning a bit red in the cheeks again "And keep Anna out of trouble on the way home, for me"

You chuckle, like those bastards would come back looking for a fight, you'd kick their asses for what they did if you saw them again. Even if you never actually fought anything besides boredom before. But they didn't look so tough, especially after you and jojo sent them running home for mommy.

"I will, as best as I'm able" She says, giving a proper bow as Jojo's father puts a hand on his back and smiles, he says something but its too quiet for you to hear from here "Come Anna, lets get going, before it gets too late"

What do you do as you take Erina home?
[] Tease her over her obvious crush on jojo
[] Thank her for being your friend, not many girls your age seem to like you
[] Drag her off to play for a bit, what's a few hours give or take
[] Rant to her about how if you ever see those bastards again you'll make them so ugly their mother's wouldn't even love them
[] write in
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>>4462991
>>4462997

>Probably our character interactions with Dio/Jonathan.

I'm also really excited for that. I've been thinking on how various scenes could go, and what might change, in the days since I started this Quest. Stuff like Dio's arrival, Danny, The kiss, and some stuff after the seven years. Lots of it is figuring out how Dio would react to someone like Anna, just generally.

>>4463001
But who would provide the seed to grow that mighty and probably angry tree?
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>>4463002
[] Tease her over her obvious crush on jojo

>>4463007
Thematically Dio would probably be good as the Ultimate Good has a kid, why can't the Ultimate Evil?

But plot-wise it wouldn't make much sense, unless we do some fuckery
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>>4463002
>[] Thank her for being your friend, not many girls your age seem to like you
Let's show that we aren't entirely loud and outgoing
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>>4463002
>[] Thank her for being your friend, not many girls your age seem to like you
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>>4463002
>[] Thank her for being your friend, not many girls your age seem to like you
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>>4463073
>>4463049
>>4463037
Clear winner here. writing
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You and Erina are escorted out of the Joestar manor's grounds by the kindly old butler, who doesn't have much to say besides apologizing for Danny's earlier behavior. Noticeably he doesn't ask about you or Erina throwing rocks at the boys who hurt Jojo. Maybe he just didn't hear that part, or chose not to bring it up on in friendly conversation. Maybe he's just forgotten it, Old people do that sometimes don't they?

"Are you sure you don't want me to escort you the rest of the way, young ladies?' The butler asks as you stop at the gate "It wouldn't be safe to go on your own, you know. I'd be happy to take you the rest of the way myself"

"There's no need, sir, I trust Anna to get me home safely" Erina says as the butler smirks again.

"Ah to be young, such easy trust" He says shaking his head "And easy friendships, One day you'll look back on these days with envy, Miss Pendleton, and Do keep her safe Miss Anderton, I fear Jonathan would be inconsolable if either of his two new friends got hurt after leaving his home"

"We'll be fine" You laugh "And why say new friends, friends are friends aren't they?"

You start to walk away, down the hill the Joestar home is sat on, when the word friends rises up in your mind. Friends. You don't have many of them do you. Besides your sister you can't think of any other girl around your age who likes you around. You've spent more than one tea party sat alone or wandering grounds looking for things to climb. And sure their brothers tended to get along with you better, but they started treating you weirdly. Thinking about it, did you have any actual friends before today. The thought of it bites deep into your heart, and head and you can't get it out or stop thinking about it. Sure you had plenty of friends when you were a bit younger, but they all got girly or started acting like you were strange for not acting like that. And that made you mad, and that made them go away.

"Thanks for the offer, but we'll be fine, sir" Erina says to old man, rushing to catch up with you as you've been unknowingly shuffling away from the house in thought "Anna, wait up"

You say nothing, still brooding and thinking back to the past. But you do raise your head to show her you heard her. She gets by her side and looks concerned, looking you in the eyes.

"Is something wrong?" She asks as you start walking and she follows along. You don't answer for awhile, suddenly not feeling well, but you manage to muster up a response and half hearted smile.

"Nothing, its nothing" You say after you've walked along together in silence "Nothing's wrong"

She grabs your arm.

"Something is wrong, you haven't been this quiet all day, and you look sullen" She says, letting go as quickly as she grabbed on "I may not know you well Anna, but something is on your mind"

You can't tell her exactly what you're feeling. You don't feel sad exactly, its like a mixture of joy and sadness. it feels weird. Like you want to cry and smile at the same time.
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>>4463129
You don't have the words to describe this feeling. And you didn't ever worry about having friends until you realized you didn't have any for awhile until today. Its a complicated feeling, twisting your thoughts and guts. You feel sad but also happy. its weird. All you can think to do is be honest with what your heart is telling you. You're thankful to have friends again.

"Thank you" You say quietly, she doesn't hear you clearly at first and steps closer to you before you say it again "Thank you Erina for being my friend"

"Anna" She says softly, "You don't need to thank me for that, I'm happy you're my friend to, you know"

"Yeah but not many girls our age seem to like me" You say sadly hanging your head, but your smiling, even as you wipe your eyes before they can make tears "They all ignore me or treat me like I'm a little kid, or worse. it didn't bother me, but, you and jojo are probably the only friends I've had since I turned ten, maybe before then to"

She looks at you, looking heartbroken as you confess this to her, not at all acting like your usual loud, carefree self.

"So thank you, for" You say looking away to the sky "for giving me a chance to be your friend, I can't thank you and Jojo enough Erina and"

She hugs you.

"Don't worry about that, Anna" She says holding you as you try your best not to let yourself cry, and feeling warm tears on your cheeks "You're a good girl at heart, I can tell, its just that you're a little"

"Different" She says, smiling as you try to brush away your crying with the back of your hands "And that isn't bad"

"Thank you" You say, repeating yourself a few time "thank you...thank you so much, I can't ever repay you, but..thank you Erina, and don't tell Jojo about this"

"I won't, and you don't have to repay me, Just being my friend is enough" She says warmly, grabbing your hand, hers is so soft compared to yours "Come on, you can stay at my house for tea if you want, you sound like you could use something sweet"

What do you do?
[] Ask if she'd like to race there
[] Take the invitation
[] Make her pinky promise she doesn't tell jojo
[] Tell her you'd love to, but you should probably get home before you get in trouble
[] write in
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>>4463153
>[] Ask if she'd like to race there
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>>4463153
>>4463162
Supporting
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>>4463153
>[] Ask if she'd like to race there
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>>4463162
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>[Redatto] amore mio io
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>>4463195
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>[V] Offer to take turns racing Koopa The Quick instead
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>>4463195
>>414402
>>>Scotland was Britannia

Not for long.
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>>4463162
>>4463181
>>4463195
Writing
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You laugh, Feeling silly for getting upset like that, over something that doesn't matter now! you have friends now! Erina and Jojo! so why worry about the past! it doesn't matter now, you shouldn't be getting sad about it. You have friends now after all, so what does it matter if you didn't have them before. Better enjoy the present instead of dwelling on things that'll just ruin your day.

"Sure, do you want to race there?" You ask, wiping your cheek one last time, glancing down the road, thinking.

"You don't know where I live" She says with shake of her head

"Well now's a good time to learn, right?" You say with a snicker, squirming your hand out of hers "So how about it, want to race to see who can get there first?"

She stops for a long moment, holding her doll to her chest again, looking down the road again. She closed her eyes, and then smiled sweetly.

"Well I don't see why not" She said happily "It sounds fun, my home isn't that far from here anyways, so it shouldn't be too difficult"

"Gooood" You say, grabbing the hem of your dress, and jogging in place for a few seconds "Just shout where we need to go, Okay"

"Dresses aren't exactly the best for running in, are they?" She says, standing still, not getting ready in anyway. You drop your dress, and clap your hands together. Running for a long time holding your dress would just slow you down. Good for getting away from your sister, but in a race? You needed your arms free.

"Tell me when you're ready" You say as she nods. One second, two, three, and then four.

"Go!" She shouts, and with that, you both start running down the dirt road, side by side at first, but...well, Erina is a proper lady. You aren't. You're used to running, even in your dresses. You can already tell you're going to to win without much of an effort. Even when you were weighed down by carrying rocks, Erina couldn't keep up with you, or Jojo, who was hurt.

You decide not to go all out, since then you'd end up leaving Erina behind, and you're supposed to walk her back to her home, after all.

You keep your pace up easy, While Erina is having trouble keeping up even now. Every now and again she stumbles and almost trips over her dress.

What do you do?
[] Slow down so she isn't at risk of falling over
[] Fall back, and then try to pick her up, so you can both win! 1d20+str (DC 18)
[] Show her how to run in a dress 1d20+wis (DC 14)
[] (Burning blood) FASTER FASTER FASTER!
[] write in
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Rolled 7 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>4463270
>[] Show her how to run in a dress 1d20+wis (DC 14)
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>>4463275
oh hey not a twenty, and its the first roll done for something that isn't physically based. Hmmmm.
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>>4463270
[] (Burning blood) FASTER FASTER FASTER!

We FUCKING WIN
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Rolled 13 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>4463270
>[] Show her how to run in a dress 1d20+wis (DC 14)
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>>4463007
I can see Dio liking Anna in some way, perhaps taking the form of respect rather than affection. It's clear that she doesn't care about politeness and honor, and despite her not being evil those are traits he likes to see in people. I think he also respects "conviction", because two of the people on the extremely small list of people he respects have conviction out the ass. Pucci and Jonathan weren't lacking in that shit at ALL.
>>4463270
>(Burning blood) FASTER FASTER FASTER!
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>>4463270
>[] (Burning blood) FASTER FASTER FASTER!
The girly should fear the strong.
>>4463276
you really should call the vote before letting people roll
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>>4463291
I'll do that in the future.
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>>4463288
Just enough, if that vote wins. going to start calling for the roll after the vote is called AFTER this voting round, just cause it'd be a pain if I started now
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>>4463270
[] (Burning blood) FASTER FASTER FASTER!
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>>4463322
>>4463291
>>4463289
>>4463279

Obvious winner, writing

>>4463289
That is an interesting point you bring up. But We'll see how it turns out anyways
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But this is a race! Races are meant to be won or lost, and it'd go against who you are if you just went easy! if you let her win! She accepted the challenge, its up to her to match it! All you can think of is going faster, faster, faster. You didn't mean to at first, but soon its all you can think of. Faster, faster, got to go faster, got to win, got to go faster, faster, faster. It crackled in your head like a roaring fire, spreading down from your head to you chest, to your arms, to your legs. They became lighter, and you all the world shrunk to just the road, and the fact Erina was still behind you. Its all that mattered. The race, the running, and then soon winning. Win, faster, win. The burning in your head felt pleasant, as you let go of all unnecessary thoughts to focus more on it, the running. Inside your chest, your lungs burned, but it was as easy to ignore as Erina falling tripping and stumbling for the second time. The only thing that breaks through the haze are when Erina yells directions between her gasps for air and yelps from falling over her dress again. Cause if you didn't hear that you'd end up losing! and you can't have that! this is a race, and winning is funner that just competing! it showed the people what you were! Who you were! Anna Anderton was no delicate meek flower! She was Anna! Wild like an unbroken horse, rough around the edges and fiery of hair.

It was intoxicating! it was life in its purest. But you didn't think that, you felt it, there were no words in your thoughts now. Besides the desire, to go faster, to run as fast as your legs would carry you. And to win. To win the race. it was fun, fun FUN!

You nearly run into a wall, smaller than the one around Jojo's house, vaguely aware of how your legs feel like they've turned to pudding. You arms are keeping up, sweat has drenched your face and your dress from you mad dash, your red hair is even wilder now, tangle and having caught a few twigs and leaves from your mindless running.

And your heart, your heart! its pounding like a thunderstorm! BANG BANG BANG!

"Heh...heh...heh" You laugh catching your breath, feeling your chest rise with every gasp of air.

And then you hear even more tired sounding breathing, with a sniffle or two dotted in it. You look up from the hill you've just ran up as easy as you would a flat road.

And See a very tattered and dusty Erina, who is pouting, her hair out of place and the bottom of her dress torn.

"Did I win?" You ask excitedly, between breaths as you push yourself off the wall and sway before you find your balance again "Did I win? Did I win! Did I Erina?"

She glances down at her dress and back up at you, looking like she might just faint.

"Anna" She says, pausing and brushing the little dirt that ended up on her doll off, seems she tried to keep it safe even though she had trouble staying on her own feet "What do you honestly think? Do I really...really need to answer that"
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>>4463381

"I WON!" You shout, pumping your fists into the air as Erina falls to the grass, sitting down, her dress crumpling around her legs. She took deep, long breaths, clearly worn out and exhausted.

"I, didn't think it'd be that hard to keep up" She says, her face red and beaded with sweat as preened and adjusted her dolls dress, seemingly out of habit. Her sleeves were torn from catching herself from her falls, and had been stained slightly green from tumbling into grass.

She looks up at you with her tired eyes.

"You are really competitive aren't you?" She says between ragged breaths "I didn't know anyone could run that quickly in a dress or...ever really"

And as the rush from victory and the running that earned you it, a single thought manages to cross your mind. Oh yeah you were wearing that new dress Maria gave you...it was probably pretty dirty right now and torn by the bottom, especially with how fast you just ran down that dirt road. and up all those hills.

Could an older sister legally killer her younger sister for such a thing? You didn't want to find out.
Erina didn't seem to notice the state of her dress, or she didn't mind it.

"Actually, how can you even run like that? especially in a" She asks, still sitting there and seeming a little whoozy from where you're standing, pausing before she spoke again, sighing out the other half of her sentence "Dress, I could barely run at all in mine"

You flash a grin and point a thumb at yourself.

"Cause I've had a lot of practice" You say more than a little smugly.

Erina nods, and goes back to making sure her doll was in one piece. Which was impressive considering how many tumbles she must've taken.

What do you do?
[] Stay for tea, like you said you would
[] ask if her doll is alright
[] gloat! You won you won you won!
[] Go home. Since Erina doesn't seem to be in the mood for tea now.
[] write in
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>>4463404
>Talk to Erina about how it's ridiculous that your family still tries to make you wear dresses. You'd much prefer to wear something as practical as breeches.
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>>4463404
>[] Stay for tea, like you said you would
and
>>4463415
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>>4463404
>[] Stay for tea, like you said you would
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>>4463404
>[] Stay for tea, like you said you would
and
>>4463415
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>>4463437
>>4463443
+1
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>>4463457
>>4463443
>>4463437
the combo wins!
Writing
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You sit down opposite of Erina, waiting for her to recover, mostly because you don't know how to open the gate to her family's home, and it seemed a bit too pointy on the top for you to want to climb over it to look for her parents.

It takes a few minutes, and you eventually get bored, laying on you back and closing your eyes to enjoy the cool breeze and warm sun on your face as you waited. You started kicking your feet after awhile, and swung yourself back up to a sitting posture.

"Are you okay now, Erina?" You ask, kind of impatient, and see that Erina, while still looking tired from all the running you did together, is looking a lot better off than she did before "Have you caught your breath?"

"I'm feeling a little better now, thank you for asking" She says, standing back up "I'm a little surprised you waited for me Anna, to be honest, you seemed so excited to get here"

"I was excited for the race, the tea and sweets are just a bonus" You say with a shrug "And I can't really have tea with you if you're outside gasping for air like a fish can I"

She shook her head, her lips twitching to a smirk for a moment.

"I suppose that is true, and thank you for being so patient" She says "Come in, I'm sure my parents will love to meet you"

Her house isn't close to the size of the joestar manor, or that of your family. It's bigger than most of the homes you've seen in your wanderings and day trips with your family. More cozy, Less people around. Though you wondered where they'd keep the gardener, since they had some lovely flowers growing along the walls and the house proper. Maybe they kept him in a cage. Then again the house was big enough for him to have a room, Maybe a room with a cage? What were you thinking about again?

"Anna" You hear, pulling you out of the wreckage of your train of thought. Not a voice you know. There's a woman in front of you, seems while you were thinking about Caged gardener's Erina has introduced you to her mother, judging from how much she resembles her.

"Nice to meet you" You blurt out. The woman just keeps smiling and nods, only pausing to take a glance at the state of her daughters dress "uh"

"You weren't listening were you" Erina says sweetly, but her tone is as blunt as a hammer

"No" You admit without any shame, you were lost in thought, not your fault they didn't get your attention

"This is my mother, I've already introduced you" She says motioning to the woman

"Its fine, not every child is attentive" Miss Pendleton said gently "But you're here for tea yes? Come in, we can sort out our second introductions later, its fine"

"What were you day dreaming about?" Erina asked you.

"Well, you see" You start to explain as you follow Erina inside.
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The tea party of two actually goes much better than any of the others you go to, with a few appearances of Erina's mother, who insisted Erina change to a clean dress before you started.
Cont
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>>4463501
of course, as to be expected of a proper lady, Miss Pendleton had some trouble with what passed for your manners or the fact you left your long, red hair to cover your face in tangles and not bother brushing it into a "nice, ladylike" style, but unlike most mother's you met besides your own, she didn't pester you about it when you started complaining! You liked her already.

And that led to the conversation you were having with Erina now.

"I don't get why they keep making me wear dresses, they're all I have to wear! but they're just so annoying" You grumble between bites of tea soaked cookies, having been given a large cloth to lay over you and the end of the table you sat at "They always get in the way! they catch on everything! they get blown in the wind, I trip over them and they get so hot in the summer"

Erina nods along, daintily sipping her tea as you continued ranting and raving. She giggled, looking up behind you before looking back at you.

"So why don't you tell them you don't like dresses? You clearly don't want to be ladylike, so why force you?" Erina asks, passing you the sugar dish after you had moved to reach across the table to grab it again

"They think I'm going to just become like my sister one day, I think. But I've always been like this, why should I change!" You ask loudly, angry at the though of becoming one of those wilting flowers most girls your age seemed to be "And they get upset when I ruin my dresses! they're impracticle! they get in the way of climbing, running, swimming, jumping, everything! and when I take off the skirt they get angrier, Even though it'd get ruined if I kept it on! I don't get it"

Erina choked on her tea

You grumbled chewing on a jammy pastry angrily.

"I'd much prefer to be able to wear something practical, like breeches! boys have it easy, they don't have to wear dresses" You grumble, drinking your heavily sugared and milked tea with crumbs floating inside it "And no one gawks when they climb trees or laugh loudly or say a rude word, it isn't fair"

"So, why don't you wear breeches, Anna?" Erina asks, wiping her mouth with a sky blue handkerchief "if you dislike wearing dresses so much, your family should understand that, shouldn't they?"

"Like I said, they think I'm going to just one day think all of what I like is silly and foolish, and start being all dainty and girly" You pout, crossing your arms and slumping in your chair "They say its "Childish", but I don't get why. If I enjoy it, I should do it, right?"

Erina sipped her tea.

"And have you talked to them about this, maybe discussing it will help?" Erina said raising up her tea cup "communication is important in families, you know"

You shake your head

"It's always the same thing, I tell them I don't like acting like a lady, and they ask why I can't act like one" You say angrily, pouting harder as you remember the last argument you had "Right now they're trying knitting, I hate knitting, its so boring"

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>>4463532
"Maybe you could try knitting something you like?" Erina offered, as you push the sugar dish back towards her

"My sister is teaching me, she won't allow that, not since the time they tried to teach me sewing and I poked one of the maids with a needle" You say, slowly smiling as you remembered that day. It was fun until your mother caught you. She was pretty angry about that. Not like you did anything to bad though, didn't even draw blood.

"Anna!" Erina shouted "Did you really poke someone with a needle"

"She wouldn't leave me alone" You say, defending yourself as Erina takes another sip of tea "she was annoying! and it was just a little prick"

"But that is still quite mean isn't it?" Erina said with an intense look in her eyes, lightly scolding you for your past misdeeds

"She deserved it!" You laugh, and laugh, and laugh.
-
The rest of the tea party went on like that, and you had a great time with it. It was the best one you had, mostly because Erina listened and talked with you instead of flashing dirty looks or scolding you for not being lady like and mannered like everyone else. it was refreshing.

"See you later, I had a lot of fun today, Erina" You say as Erina and her mother walk you to the gate "You have to invite me over again sometime!"

"I'll be sure to, when we both have the time' She said with a polite bow "And I'm sorry I can't walk you home myself, but, it is getting late"

"You could stay awhile longer, Anna" her mother said gently, having seen your reaction to being forced to do something through your complaining and her suggestion you let her or Erina brush your hair into a "manageable" state.

Wait, late. You had been vaguely aware of it getting darker, but you hadn't paid attention to it. You were telling Erina about how to catch frogs, and then she was talking about why tea etiquette which was kind of dull. You look to the sky.
Oh shit.

"My husband should be back from his work soon, he could take you home" Erina's mother continued as you stared at the sunset and took a deep breath. Well, this was bad. Time really flew by you, it seemed. cause it had been midday when you got to her house right.

And you left your home after the tree climbing scene, and hadn't gone back since today.

"I really should get going" You say, turning to the road "thanks for the tea and sweets, Miss pendleton, and thanks for everything today Erina, But I'll see you around, I got to go, goodbye"

"Good bye Anna!" Erina shouted, waving at you from her house's gate as her mother stayed out to watch you for a bit with her, probably worried you'd be eaten by wolves or something.

Instead of the punishment awaiting you back home. You weren't going to hear the end of it! Why were you out so late, why didn't you tell us, why did you dirty your dress so much again Maria worked hard on it, you'll do double lessons tomorrow, You threw rocks at what! it'd last all night, maybe even past that.
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>>4463547

What do you do
[] go home, you're used to being scolded after all
[] Sneak into your room and act like you had just been sleeping all day(Dex check, will give DC after vote is called)
[] WELL YOU CAN'T GET INTO ANYMORE TROUBLE, Why not stay out all night? (Con check)
[] Actually, Erina, could I stay here tonight...my house is actually pretty far away.
[] write in
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>>4463549
[] Sneak into your room and act like you had just been sleeping all day(Dex check, will give DC after vote is called)

Fuck getting in trouble
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>>4463549
>Go home, and pre-emptively scold your family to turn the tables against them. How dare they not give you proper clothes for outdoors activity!
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>>4463554
How to get beat
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>>4463549
>[] Sneak into your room and act like you had just been sleeping all day(Dex check, will give DC after vote is called)
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>>4463556
What are you, a coward?
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>>4463549
>[] (Burning blood) Go home, and pre-emptively scold your family to turn the tables against them. How dare they not give you proper clothes for outdoors activity!
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Just letting you guys know I'm turning in for the night. I'll see if the tie is broken in the morning and update then, as well as ask for that roll if its necessary. and as usual link the thread in the general.

Also, figured I'd point this out. but due to Anna, Jojo had missed Dio's arrival at the Joestar manor. Wonder what that has and will change.
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>>4463625
Hmm...he might not be so dead-set against Dio from the start? He didn't see Dio kicking his dog, after all.
Then again, Dio has plenty of time to kick the dog later. Or worse.
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>>4463549
>] Sneak into your room and act like you had just been sleeping all day(Dex check, will give DC after vote is called)
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>>4463549
>Go home, and pre-emptively scold your family to turn the tables against them. How dare they not give you proper clothes for outdoors activity!
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Anyways, I'm somewhat awake now. Not sure how I should go about breaking the the tie. Since I don't want to flip a coin for it, as that feels cheap to me. And the two options can't be combined, imo.
And since its only 2 choices calling a secondary vote seems pointless.
Should I just wait a bit longer?
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>>4463549
>[] (Burning blood) Go home, and pre-emptively scold your family to turn the tables against them. How dare they not give you proper clothes for outdoors activity!
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>>4463891
Well speak of the devil, writing.
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But then your earlier conversation with Erina came to mind. You were different, but that wasn't bad! so why should be punished for it? Everything your family tried to make you do, you hated! And they kept trying to force you into those hobbies, so you could be a well mannered, proper lady. But that wasn't who you were. And if you said it loud enough, eventually even father would realize that. as you walked down the darkening path, your mind played back through all that happened today. Jojo's bravery, and trying to keep you and Erina out of trouble even if it'd get him punished. The look in his father's eyes when he learned how he got so badly beaten. Erina's kind words and advice given over tea. And all of it drew you to one truth. You were in the right, even if no one else saw it. You were Anna, you were meant to do all the things you do for fun, not be some meek weak thing that faints at the sight of violence. if anyone needed scolding, it was your family for trying to change that. Being a lady was so boring. You'd tell them, give them an earful of exactly how you feel about dresses. And if they didn't listen, well you'd just ruin every dress you have until they get the message, loud and clear. If that's what it takes for Father, Mother and Maria to understand you. But scolding them for not giving you proper clothes for outdoor activates should work! right? If they want you to stop ruining your dresses, they should stop giving you so many of them! breeches and trousers! boots! That's what you needed.

You could hear voices calling your name as you neared your family's now somewhat less impressive seeming manor, seeing lights dancing in the gloom of the evening.

So you pick up your pace and jog over, mind abuzz with all the things you were going to tell them, and probably yell at them. Thinking about it all had gotten you a bit fired up again, stocking the flames of your temper as it were.

You saw a familiar figure running towards you, old man Hubert, not seeming as old now, with a lantern in his hand, and relief in his eyes.

"ANNA!" He shouts, the other lights still bobbing in the distance "Where have you been! We've been looking for you the entire day! Do you know how much trouble you're in! your parents are furious! Maria is in tears! She thinks you ran away!"

You look up at him, seeing Worry and Anger mingling in the old man's eyes, he looks back of his shoulder, shouting to rest of the lights around your family's estate...they do know you go much further than this when you go to your classes, and everyday when you're playing right? Right?

"I've found Anna! she's over here!" Hubert yells before looking back to you, with a serious look, the first time he's actually seemed upset with you "You've thrown the house into chaos, there is much I can ignore in your behavior, I've practically raised you after all. but I cannot defend you this time, I fear my job would be at stake if I tried to"
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>>4463912
He looked at you, pained as the lights grew closer, and lowered his voice to a whisper.

"Please...please tell me you got lost" he said, begging and pleading "You didn't purposefully stay out this late, or try to run away, did you...please Anna, give me something to help you with"

You shake your head.

"I was out playing" You say angirly, as Hubert winces and groans

"Anna, why must you be so stubborn" he says, slouching over as a familiar sight of red came bounding into view. The same red as your own hair, but not as wild and tied up properly. It was your mother, Alyane. Followed by a duller blonde that you also knew well, Maria.

Oh look, mother's face was red to.

"Anna! Where have you been!" She shouted over the din of maids fretting around you, pushing through them in a most unlady like way "We've been worried sick! your sister has been in tears for hours because of you!"

That was true, Maria was sobbing and blubbering as she dabbed at her tear stained face with her handkerchief, and her long hair had become quite a mess as well.

"And what's happened to the dress she made you" She says, after she gets close to you, her green eyes smoldering, but her voice became soft "Anna, were you out playing all this time? while Maria was in hysterics, while we tore apart our property looking for you. Is that what has happened?"

"Excuse me, sorry sir, I must get past, Please make way" Your father said, meek as always, trying to more gently make his way through the small crowd of your family's servants than your mother did.

"Wanna" Maria says trying to say your name, sniffling "You're aww wright, you didn't wun away". it was weird seeing her like this, kind of creepy, and made your heart pang with guilt for a second

"Do you see what you've done to her!" Mom yelled angrily, as your father winced and stammered "All because you couldn't think to tell anyone what you were doing, because you ran off without telling anyone where you were going, because you didn't want to knit! All this insanity, because you were acting like a child again"

"She is a child darling, and I'm sure she just forgot, isn't that right darling?" Your dad asked "Just forgot her manners again, it's fine, just need a better teacher is all, isn't that right?"

Mom shot him a glare that could kill a man much sturdier than your father.

"What manners, Mortimer, when has she ever been mannered or even polite!' She yells, clearly furious, making Maria look away, wiping away more tears. She was going to start really scolding you soon.

"Why should I be!" You shout out, and everything becomes deathly silent. Mother smiles and Dad covers his face with his palm, Maria tries to get to you, stumbling over her words to try and salvage the situation

"NO WHY SHOULD I BE!" You yell over her "I don't care about any of that stuff, its boring and tedious, I want to have fun! I like playing outdoors! climbing trees, swimming, running, catching frogs and throwing rocks, its who I am!"
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>>4463923
"I HATE BEING A LADY AND I HATE DRESSES!" You scream out, as Hubert turns as pale as ghost and Maria clutches at her chest and tries to avoid your gaze.

"but I..I work so hard on" Maria tried to say, sounding a mixture of heartbroken and guilty.

"Anna" Mom said sweetly "could you come here for a moment?"

"Alyane" Dad gasped "I'm sure its the heat, she..she didn't mean it right, Maria she didn't mean it, she's just been under the sun to long I'm certain"

"but she hates my dresses" Maria said sadly, hanging my head "that's why she tried to run away"

"She didn't try to" Hubert tried to speak up but a burning look from your mother shut him up.

"No I know what I said, dad" You say, getting angry just from this, and your mother acting like you did something wrong by being yourself "I hate it! I hate how hard you've tried to make me one! I can't stand knitting, stitching, poetry or gardening or any of the other hobbies you tried to push on me! I hate all of them! I hate only having dresses to wear! they're so annoying and worthless! they just get in the way and then I get yelled at when they get dirty or ruined"

You dad gasp, the life seeming to escape him with his breath as nearly fell on your sister, having been trying to comfort her as your mother listened quietly, not even wearing her fake "angry smile now".

"Anna" She said dully "are you really doing this? RIGHT NOW"

"YES! I AM TIRED OF HAVING TO WEAR DRESSES AND BEING SCOLDED FOR WHEN THEY GET DIRTY OR TORN UP" You yell at her as you take a step closer to her "HOW DARE YOU! How dare you not give me clothes that I like! Proper clothes! that don't get mangled when I just run, or tattered when I climb up tress, or ruined if they get too wet! How dare you! I hate dresses! you know how much they bother me and you always give me more of them!"

"Trees?" Dad asked, looking like he was going to faint "Did she say climbing trees?"

"Anna" Maria said weakly "just...just calm down"

"Oh?" Mother said, closing the distance between the two of you "So you make your sister, your father and I sick with worth, and then you come home so late it is practically night and think to scold us, and act like we've been cruel to you because we want you to grow up to be a proper lady and have a good life, instead of"

"Yeah" You say bluntly interrupting her "You wouldn't listen otherwise"

"I see" She says nodding, before grabbing you by your shoulders "Would you like to talk about it back at home? Privately? So your father and sister don't have to hear it and have you break their poor hearts anymore"

"Darling, we don't have to" Dad tried to speak up "She's just a child"

"Exactly, if she wants to act like a child still, I will treat her like one" Mom said sternly, still looking you directly in her eyes
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You went to bed with an aching bottom that night, after your mother gave you a most humiliating punishment and sent you to bed without supper.
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>>4463932
You didn't sleep much, you were too busy stewing in anger that night to and don't know when you actually fell asleep. It wasn't fair, Maria did what she enjoyed, but you got scolded and spanked for doing what you liked, it wasn't fair.

You woke up late into the morning, no one dragged you out of bed like usual. There was a not by your bedside table. Written in your father's handwriting .

"I'm sorry for being so stubborn over the years, I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me...Your mother was only trying to help you, please do not hate her. I'm sorry for being so strict, it's my fault all this happened. I'm sorry my little angel"

there's more but its been smudged.

What do you do?
[] Get dressed and confront mother
[] Stay in your room, in protest.
[] Sneak out (dex check, roll after vote)
[] Apologize to your family.
[] write in

sorry it took me awhile for this update
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>>4463935
>[] Sneak out (dex check, roll after vote)
>See if you can buy some clothes off of a random boy.
I hope we can get a hat with it
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>>4463944
support
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>>4463935
>[] Get dressed and confront mother
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>>4463945
>>4463944
alright
Give me a 1d20+ dex (DC 20)
best out of three.
The difficulty is high for reasons that should be obvious. If you fail Anna is caught in the attempt
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Rolled 3 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>4463983
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Rolled 19 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>4463983
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>>4463995
https://youtu.be/ffQmb-cNFuk

Writing
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You set the note down, feeling a bit sorry for your father. He's kind, just a bit meek, unlike you and your mother. Which is why you got spanked last night. And remembering that made it so you couldn't leave your room, in any of your dresses. You had given your demands and bending now would just take away what ground you've managed to gain with your outburst. if you have gained any. You could stay in your room, but that'd be boring, and no one has come to wake you up, so they wouldn't notice you rebellion if you did that could you.

You pace around your room, past the fishing pole and net you kept up here after Hubert helped you smuggled them inside, and the cage you kept a frog in once, next to the books Maria loaned you and the ones you were supposed to study. The table they were piled on set next to your dresser and mirror. You couldn't meet your mother in a dress after last night, you know she'd use it to claim victory. You couldn't let her win.

A ray of sunlight caught the mirror, coming in from your window, and you got an idea. You'd just sneak out! buy some clothes off of a boy that's close to your size, and return home! that'd show her and make your point! But, there was one problem. the gate was probably locked considering you ran out of it last night and caused that big fuss.

It wasn't much of a problem though, you've scaled the fence to get out early and late at night before. You just had to get out without being seen.

Opening up your window, you looked down at the ground's of the manor and started grinding your teeth. Hubert and others were everywhere, near the largest, easiest to climb trees and rougher parts of the wall. No doubt to keep you from running outside and staying away from home all day. and what's worse, they weren't just staying in one place, they were moving and looking around periodically.

And with this many people keeping an eye out for you, you being quicker on your feet than most of them wouldn't help, You had to be smart, roguish and sneaky.

And you'd need some of your allowance you've been saving up, just enough to convince a boy to part with a pair of pants, a shirt and maybe his shoes, a hat if you're lucky. It was also a bit chilly so you should take you coat with you two, since you aren't going to change into one of your dresses to do this.

Maria would scream if she saw you wandering around in your nightwear, especially after what you did last night, so you'd have to be extra sneaky.

You step onto the tiled roof outside your window...There isn't much to stand on and it's steep, but you have enough balance to keep from slipping. Going from the ground would be dumb, none of the maids are looking up though. So you just had to get over the wall without dropping down, or making too much noise.

Clinging to the higher tiles, you scale a bit higher for a better look around, and notice a tree outside of the grounds, a branch growing over near the back wall, by the gardener's shed and kennels.
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>>4464047
The dogs would be a problem, they adored you and knew your scent well, But if you moved quick enough you could make it over and vanish. They'll just think they saw a rabbit or squirrel. And you'd be free to go buy some clothes for yourself, with no one the wiser.

So you start to enact your place, sliding down the roof carefully, clambering over to another window at the rear of the manor. It takes a few minutes to do it, quietly, but once you're there, you grab onto the ledge outside the window and hang down, kicking your feet out and swinging them to line up with the ledge under it. You let go with one hand and then the other, using the first to catch yourself. And then its as easy as falling against the wall to not make a sound with a sudden drop. It scrapes your arm a bit, but you don't mind.

And then its as easy as a sprint past the kennel and up the shed. The dogs start whining as you get closer, and start barking as you run, masking the sound of you sprint and scaling up the old shed and leaping to grab the branch.

Pulling yourself up, you look down just in time to see one of the maid's rush to see what riled up the dogs. But she doesn't look up, and the leaves keep you nice and hidden.

Giggling under your breath, you crawl along the old, drooping branch to the tree its growing from, and as easy as walking, you climb down the branches and outside of the walls of oppression!

And almost cheer. That was close, covering your mouth you scurry away from the road, in case they're checking there to. Now all that's left to do is, find a boy.

What do you do?
[] Jojo! he'd be happy to help!
[] Just the first boy you come across, simple
[] Hmm, there's a bit of a crowd over there, lots of shouting, lets check it out.
[] (burning blood) Oh do you recognize those hats! are those the two bastards from yesterday! You still need to kick their asses!
[] write in
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>>4464064
>[] Hmm, there's a bit of a crowd over there, lots of shouting, lets check it out.
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>>4464064
>[] Hmm, there's a bit of a crowd over there, lots of shouting, lets check it out.
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>>4464064
[] Hmm, there's a bit of a crowd over there, lots of shouting, lets check it out.
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>>4464064
>[] Just the first boy you come across, simple
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>>4464076
>>4464075
>>4464071
Ohohoho, good choice! writing.
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You wander around the hills and roads for awhile, with only the morning chill and wind for company. Its a good thing you brought your coat, you'd be freezing without it. You don't know exactly where you're going to find a boy, let alone one willing to pawn off his clothes to a girl in her nightgown, but you're sure you'll find one before anyone knows you're gone.

Stopping along the road, you clamber up on a stone wall, glancing around for any nearby houses or just a random passersby you can make your offer to, when something draws your attention, a bit further ahead. In a flat area of grass beneath a hill, with a free trees here and there, There's a group of boys, at least then of them, in a rough circle, all shouting and cheering loudly! like they're having a great time! its enough to make you jealous, actually! Walking a bit closer, you notice there's a fence of wooden poles tied together in to form an arena, which is what the group of boys is gathering around, the arena itself between a few pieces of the ruins that dot the countryside.

And you didn't notice, but all the shouting, jeering and cheering had gotten you excited enough to start running towards the seen. Soaking in the details as you came up to it.

There's a fight going on, you can tell that, you could tell it once you noticed the ramshackle arena! before that even! with the yelling and cheering. its making your blood boil! it looks like so much fun, and you still have some steam to let off after your scolding from last night.

"Our champion! MARK WATKIN! WINS YET ANOTHER BOUT" A boy in a pinstripe suit, and a straw hat shouts in the middle of the arena as a blonde ape smiles and lifts his arms up, hollering happily as some of the boys help the battered loser out of the ring "And next up, another challenger!"

Fun, fun! it looks like fun! you could learn how to fight here, to help jojo from getting beaten up! and kick those bastards' asses if you see them again. And then you remembered. What boy in his right mind would fight a girl, and that you came here to see if anyone was willing to part with some of their clothes.

What do you do?
[] Make your offer, completely seriously
[] Oh! HEY ISN'T THAT JOJO! "joooojoooo!"
[] Well...watching a few rounds won't hurt right?
[] (Burning blood) I'm full of fire! I wanna try fighting! they aren't going to stop me (Demand they let you fight, and don't leave until they do)
[] write in
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>>4464156
>Make your offer, completely seriously
I'm not gonna fight in a nightgown!
Only once we get pants should we fight
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>>4464156
>[] Make your offer, completely seriously
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>>4464156
>[] Make your offer, completely seriously
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>>4464167
>>4464163
>>4464161


Alright, writing
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"HEeeeeey!" You shout out, approaching the group and stopping on the hill leading down to the boxing arena "HEeeeey!"

The announcer stops midsentence, and looks for who interrupted his big speech introducing the next Ape victim to the ring. He looks up at you, and visibly wilts, looking incredibly confused and offended, before he realizes you're a girl. The rest soon follow in suit, and you spot a familiar face still sporting a nasty looking bruise behind one of the bigger groupings of boys. Oh Jojo is here, that's interesting, guess he was trying to get better at fighting.

"O..oh has the young lady come to watch the spectacle as well? However I must warn you it might be too violent for you tastessss" he announced, his shout turning to a hiss when he noticed you were wearing your nightgown instead of an actual dress "OR have you come to give us a lecture on making too much noise so earlier in the morning, I must apologize but the tournament will not end from one complaint if that is the.."

"Anyone of you lot want to sell your clothes for some pocket money?" You as Jojo noticed it was you and started to try and get through the now gawking crowd to you. He was probably horrified. it was funny! and it got even funnier when the other boys started to laugh.

"No I'm being serious!" You shout over the laughs, crossing your arms to pull your coat closed "Come on, some of you have to be disappointed in your allowances, right? I'm offering a bit of a boost, just give me some of your clothes"

"Anna, what are you doing here?" Jojo said, in fact looking petrified by your sudden appearance "And why aren't you properly dressed, you'll catch your death of cold"

"its not that cold out, and I'm trying to get some proper clothing" You say with a smile as he shakes his head "Also good morning Jojo"

He looks at you, maybe wondering if you've gone insane, but you're actions have reason! you just can't be bothered to explain them.

"Oooh so you want to gaze upon such fine specimens, uncovered as nature intended?" The announcer says boldly, with a wink "What a bold young lady you are, risque even". You thought about going down and shutting that kid up with a quick kick to the knees

"She isn't asking for that reason" Jojo said angrily "and do you kiss your mother with that mouth, She's asking because..."

He paused and then realized he was defending someone who was acting like a complete loony

"Wait why are you trying to buy clothes off boys you have never met?" Jonathan asks incredulously "Can't you go and buy them at a proper store?"

Oooooh yeah you could couldn't you. Ah well too late now.

"I'll explain later...or Erina could tell you, I guess" You say with a shrug "She'd explain it a bit more politely anyways , but ANY TAKERS!"

"ANNA!" Jojo yelled in exasperation, as the rest of the boys laughed and looked to each other, looking for the boldest amongst them.

cont
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>>4464251
Anna is hilarious
And also best girl
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>>4464251
Turns out the hollering and jeering was all just a load of hot air, you idly take a coin out of you coat pocket and flick it in the air, as Jojo gives you a disappointed, and worried look.

"Guess I'll just have to spend it somewhere else, and I've saved up so muuuuch" You tease, grinning as you shook your jacket, the jingle of the coins inside being easily heard.

That broke the wall of shame holding back a few of them. The thinner, more weedy boys in particula who quickly and almost desperately pull off the jackets to get to their shirts, or start tugging on their boots. One even just rips off his pants. The rest of the crowd laughs nervously, except for jojo but he doesn't count.

"Uuuh, I meant clothes you had at home" You say, trying not to laugh as you feel your eyes widen and you face gets all warm for some reason "But that'll do just fine"

"You could've said that before asking" Jojo sighed, shaking his head "And that is still quite boorish of you, Anna...actually why do you want boy clothes anyway"

"Why not?" You answer, not feeling like repeating your reasons even a day later "Besides, I think they'd fit me better"

"This friendship of ours is going to kill me" Jojo sighed under his breath, before he looked like a shock went through him "Wait you don't intend to change into them right here, do you?!"

"Nope!" You say laughing "Why would I do that,? I'm not shameless, and you'll hit anyone who comes over to try and peek, right jojo?"

"Ooooh seems mr joestar has caught himself a" Some kid starts to shout before Jojo snaps back

"Just a friend!" He shouts, getting laughed at and heckled, making him turn to you as you look for some place private to try on the clothes that got thrown up at you, leaving the money where they fell. Not all of it, you might be able to make more through betting!, after all.

"You are a real handful, Anna" Jojo grumbles as you leave.
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All in all you've gotten a pair of breeches, a plains shirt, one with blue stripes, one that was a bit too large for you, and two old pairs of boots. Also one of the boys was nice enough to throw in a flat cap as well.

And wouldn't you know it! despite being a bit loose, wearing pants felt a lot better than a dress! Not as cold and you could move your legs so much easier. Plus the hat kept your hair out of your eyes without brushing or preening at it!

But you could've just gone to a store for this, and not, you know, accidentally make a few poorer boys strip for money. You of course did not know the implications of it, but if your mother saw you'd have probably been locked in your room with a new barred window.

What do you do
[] go home, smugly
[] Ask about the tournament, and if you can join
[] Ask Jojo if he'd like to play with you and Erina later
[] Start placing bets, now that you're properly dressed (a luck check)
[]write in

>>4464264
Yes!
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>>4464271
>[] go home, smugly
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>>4464271
>(Burning Blood) Get in the fight pit and demand a match. Loudly declare that any boy unwilling to fight you is a coward.
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>>4464271
>[] Start placing bets, now that you're properly dressed (a luck check)
All in on Jojo.
His honor and pride will make sure he CANNOT fail his fight in front of Anna.
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>>4464271
>(Burning Blood) Get in the fight pit and demand a match. Loudly declare that any boy unwilling to fight you is a coward.
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>>4464271
>(Burning Blood) Get in the fight pit and demand a match. Loudly declare that any boy unwilling to fight you is a coward.
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>>4464271
>(Burning Blood) Get in the fight pit and demand a match. Loudly declare that any boy unwilling to fight you is a coward.
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>>4464297
>>4464294
>>4464293
>>4464282
The write in wins! This is gonna be a treat to write.
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You start walking back to the fighting tournament, tightening your new pants with a belt the kid who took them off left looped around them. It fits so nicely, your legs are free! completely free. It feels weird having the fabric so close to your legs sure, but its better than having to push it up every time you want to take a step. And the hat probably looks really good on you, even with how long your hair has grown up till now.

Walking back to the top of the hill, You notice jojo is talking with some other kids. Other friends of his? they seem to be giving him a hard time and laughing. there's a blond kid sitting half way down the hill, watching them...what doesn't he have any friends? Poor boy.

However, with Jojo distracted, there's no one in your way, no one to try and stop you from joining in on the fun. And getting into a fight! for real! then you can help jojo Protect Erina and keep him from getting beat up again! Oh yeah! it was going to be great!

And without a second thought, you sprinted down the down the hill, hoping over the bow watching jojo on the way. Your new hat almost fell over, so you had to hold it in place as you did it. Behind you, your vivid red hair flowed like a curtain in the breeze.

You landed and kept running, Jojo noticing you too late as the Announcer tried to start the even back up after you had barged in and took all the attention for yourself. That Ape called Mark something was standing next to him, his wheat colored hair cut into a flat top. It looked weird to you.

"Eh" the announcer said, stopping mid shout for "ATTENTION" As you clambered up the side of the ring, standing on the wooden pole making it, and put your hands on your hips "Not so close miss, it really isn't safe to step into the ring when a fight is about to start"

You flash him and grin and laugh as you swagger right up to him, looking him dead in the eyes as Mark whatsit looks down at you, chuckling and nodding.

"Wouldn't be safe, Feel free to watch though...Anna wasn't it?" He said with an already deepening voice "You can get a good enough view from outside, you know"

"I don't want a view" You laugh walking closer, putting your hands in the pockets of your coat, the only girly thing you're wearing now "I want a fight, and one of you is going to give it to me!"

You turn around, looking for any takers to your challenge. Instead there was a silence, as the spectators awkwardly avoided your gaze and the eyes of their fellows.

Someone coughed, and the announcer chuckled.

"Miss, that's a nice joke and all, but you've already given these lads enough entertainment for today, don't cha think" The announcer said seriously "Boxing isn't a game like catch or football, its a serious dangerous sport! you'd just get hurt. Don't joke about things like that"

"She isn't joking!" You hear jojo laugh, as the announcer glances at you with a worried look, and Mark scratches the back of his head
Cont
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>>4464352

"Look it really isn't ladylike to fight, especially boys, what would you mother think if you got hurt, what would our mothers think if we hit you" He said, trying to calm you down with a stern tone, but instead it just pissed you off. You had to deal with this at home all the time already, now someone you didn't know was trying to tell you what you could and couldn't do.

"It just can't be" He begins to say as there's a nervous laugh or two from the rest of these sons of bitches.

"EEEeeeh?!" You make an awful noise while making a frightening face "What's that? Sounds like a bunch of excuses to me! What, are all of you a bunch of cowards?"

"What?!" Mark shouted, sounding genuinely hurt "I'm just saying"

"That you think I have a chance of beating ya, is that it?" You yell, directly up at his face, making him take a step back "What, scared you're gonna get beaten by a girl! are all of you"

You look around, motioning to the ape dressed like a man.

"or is he just as big of a coward as he is tall?" You ask, insulting the champion of the ring and getting the rest of the boys in an uproar. Some telling you to leave, others just asking what kind of girl you are to talk like that or similar.

That blonde kid you leapt over says something to one of the shorter, scrawny kids, the one who gave you one of your new shirts you think, judging from his bare chest.

"Really?" You here him say, as the blonde kid vanishes back among the small mob forming. He stammers and pulls on his court, speaking up when things begin to calm down.

"I..I'll fight you for a kiss! I won't swing hard, I'll go easy on ya, swear on my mother's name " He says, obviously struggling to even mention it. Everything goes silent, and a few boys begin to slap him on his back, amazed at his "bravery" "

"A kiss?" the oaf behind you asks, sounding interested all of a sudden.

"No no no no!" Jojo says outside the ring "Anna, think about what you're doing, You've never fought anyone before, and this is boxing! You can't just..You're gonna get.. at least reconsider!"

"Nah! I'm gonna fight!" You say angrily as Jojo makes a funny groaning noise "You wanna stop me, come in the ring, JOJO!"

He groans again and slumps against the border around the ring.

"Please, listen to me" He pleads as you start ignoring him.

"Well this isn't exactly...orthodox , but we to enter you need to place a wager and" the announcer says, trying to get you to stop, as you click your tongue.

"Already set isn't" You say bluntly "A kiss right? if I win I take whatever they set down, I lose they get a kiss"

that got them excited.
What do you do?
[] Accept the short boy's challenge
[] Fight Mark! Beat the ape! become champion!
[] Reassure jojo you know what you're doing (you don't)
[] Continue your mocking of the boys, what only one of them thinks he can beat a girl?
[] writein
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>>4464371
>[] Fight Mark! Beat the ape! become champion!
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>>4464371
>[] Fight Mark! Beat the ape! become champion!
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>>4464371
>[] Continue your mocking of the boys, what only one of them thinks he can beat a girl?
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>>4464371
>[] Accept the short boy's challenge
A challenge is a challenge. Let's demolish this punk.
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>>4464371
>[] Accept the short boy's challenge
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switching to break the tie
>[] Accept the short boy's challenge
We can always beat Mark's ass in later
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>>4464385
>>4464390
>>4464395
And with that, fighting the short kid wins! writing
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"Now come on" You say, pointing at the scrawny, shirtless kid, who is trying to button his coat up as while getting patted and slapped on his back by the rest of the boys "We gonna fight or are you just full of hot air! come on already"

"Just try to be careful" Jojo says from outside the ring "if something goes wrong, I'll.."

"nothing will go wrong, stop worrying!" You say confidently as the announcer and mark look at you then each other, and shrugging their shoulders. Mark lumbers out of the ring like a Ape through a jungle, stepping over the fence as easily as he would take any other step. The announcer looks around, taking off his straw hat as he looks to see if his crowd isn't going to beat him for allowing this fight. When he sees the cheering crowd again, he shrugs again and lifts his hat high into the air.

"Well, the title fight will be on hold! for we have a special match in store first!" He yells, turning around slowly to face every side of the ring, before bring his hat down to his chest and motioning with his free hand to the small kid "Benjamin Parker! fighting for a kiss from...Anna, yes?"

"Yeah, Anna Anderton!" You say, keeping your hands in your coats pockets, not really sure what to do with them

"ANNA ANDERTON!" He shouts, holding his hat out to the kid, who puts the money you gave him for his shirt into it, with a cocky smirk "To make it fair, this fight will end when one of you falls to the ground, or starts crying"

You resisted the urge to kick that loud annoying kid in the knees for that, or slapping him. It was hard but you managed it, you were going to be in a fight soon anyways.

"I...I won't hit too hard" Benjamin says as you watch him raise his hands up into the air, closing them into fists as he hunched over slightly, what was he doing?
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Anna had never seen a boxing match before, or any fight outside of childish scuffles, outside of instinct, her experience was 0 in terms of fighting ability. The crowd stood silent as the announcer raised his hat up, expecting her to at least take a stance with all her bluster. A crowd fed by boyish excitement turned worried. Unlike Anna herself
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"Does she even know how to box?" Some one asks urgently as you tilt your head, watching the boy bob in place like that thing inside a grandfather clock.

"START!" The annoying brat in the suit yells, and Benjamin takes a nervous step towards you, breathing heavily.

What do you do?
[] Punch at him (str check)
[] Let him get the first hit in (Con check)
[] Kick him (Str check)
[] Try and figure out what he's doing and mimic it (int check)
[] write in
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>>4464488
>[] Punch at him (str check)
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>>4464488
>[] Leg Sweep (dex check)
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>>4464488
>[] Punch at him (str check)

No faggot can touch us
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>>4464492
>>4464589

Alright, roll me a 1d20+str. DC to hit is 10, every 2 above that will make the punch more effective, like degrees of success. Its every 2 cause the guy is a wimp

Best out of 3.
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Rolled 20 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4464601
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>>4464609
Oh, poor Benjamin. Hopefully an angel will give him a kiss him in heaven, poor lad. Knocked the soul right out of him.
https://youtu.be/lpZiPZwwXhM

Writing it now
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He starts jabbing at the air, a few feet away from you still, taking long breaths as you watch him, giggling at the sight. What's he doing? Does he have any idea how much an idiot he looks like right now. There's now laughing mixed in with the cheers, Well cheers mixed in with laughing to be accurate. Benjamin flashes a smile, his freckled cheeks full and red as he starts to shuffle his feet a bit and moves up to you, close enough to hit you. He's breathing faster now, like a dog that's gone running for too long.

He raises up a gloved fist, to hit you, really leading his strike. Yeah, you were alright with all that going easy crap before the fight, but this little brat's just made you angry pulling this in the actual fight. Lets seem them play soft and nice after this! Slipping your right hand out of you pocket, You raise up your arm, clenching your hand into a fist.

And much quicker and faster than the run can react, you strike. First, you pull your arm back as far as it can go, and then step forward, lunging at him as you punch your fist forward. Directly into the boy's mouth.

There is an audible cracking sound as he suddenly stops mid swing, freezing up as if he's just gotten zapped by lightning. The cheering stops, the laughing fades.

Then you feel a sharp pain in your knuckles, and pull your fist back, seeing the look of surprise on the runt's face, like etched into stone. His smile falls, his eyes are blank, and he starts to sway in place. There's blood dripping down his lip from his bent nose, and a tooth is missing from his smile now. And a few more seem to have bent inwards.

You look down at your hands , wriggling your fingers and clenching it into a fist to try and get the pain to go away. You've gotten cut on your knuckles.

"Ooooooow" You whine, bouncing in place as your opponent falls backwards, fist still raised in a mocking strike.

The announcer doesn't declare your victory for a few moments as you nurse your wound. But it stops hurting so bad after a few seconds, and you look at him beaming.

"So I win right?" You ask bluntly, brushing the blood off on your new pants, not like you need to worry about them getting dirty anyways.

"Uh, uh, yes?" He asks, not so sure himself. None of the other boys seem to know what to do either. the announcer swallows and lifts up his hat again

"Our winner? Anna Anderton!" He says still sounding absolutely floor the fight ended the way it did.

You snort and puff your chest out, taking pride in your victory. But no one's cheering, they're all staring at the boy knocked out on the ground.

"My god" You hear from the crowd. before Jojo starts cheering from the ringside.

"THAT WAS AN AMAZING PUNCH, ANNA" He yells, overjoyed and relieved you ended the fight quickly "And this is your first fight!? Amazing!"

"For a girl" One of the kids you assume to be his friends say quietly.
cont
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>>4464637

What do you say
[] Oh so you want to fight next do you?!
[] Yeah? Didn't I tell you that before Jojo? and thank you
[] Anyone else want to try to earn that kiss?
[] And you guys get excited over this? How booooring
[] write in
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>>4464638
>[] And you guys get excited over this? How booooring
Also thank Jojo
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>>4464640
+1
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>>4464640
Supporting

>>4464609
Oh my god! We have great ass luck when we do physical shit

If we fight anyone to the death, its no contest.
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>>4464638
>Don't you dare underestimate me just because I'm a woman! Did I not just win with a single punch? I'll send you crying home to your mother if you undermine my effort again!
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>>4464638
>"I'm just getting warmed up!! Mark, you're next!"
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>>4464640
>>4464649
>>4464669
Winner, writing
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"Thanks Jojo!" You say happily, still bouncing in place, and clenching your cut hand "But do you guys get excited over this? How boooring"

You can see quite a few of the boys have gotten a bit upset over you calling this club of theirs boring. but it was! the fight didn't even last a full minute, probably not even half! where's the fun in something that's so short. You didn't understand it. What was so entertaining about this. Sure punching the runt felt good, but, well you'd have preferred to hit the announcer to be honest.

You shrug, and walk over to the edge of the ring, only stopping to take back the portion of your saved allowance, before hopping over to the other side of the ring.

"Well, you didn't have much of a fight, to be entirely honest" Jojo said with a shrug as his friend from earlier glares at you, and the other ones that are angry you called their game dumb. But it was boring, how was this something to cheer about?

"Maybe you'll get the appeal if you watch for a bit instead" Jojo says, scratching the back of his head as he glances around.

"Maaaybe, also is he dead?" You ask as you noticed the runt is still laid out on his back, and Mark is nudging him with his foot "Oh, no he's breathing"

"Do you think you're tough? just cause you beat up a wimp?" the boy from earlier, who insulted your punch, snorts angrily.

You know, maybe you'd understand how fun this was supposed to be if you hit him, to.

Jojo doesn't seem to like his heckling either, judging from how white his knuckles are getting, gripping the ring.

What do you do?
[] Provoke the boy, so you have an excuse to punch him
[] Stay and watch a fight or two, can't be that fun.
[] Go home, before you're found to be missing
[] Ask Jojo if he wants to visit Erina instead, it'd be more fun than this
[] write in
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>>4464736
>[] Provoke the boy, so you have an excuse to punch him
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>>4464736
>[] Provoke the boy, so you have an excuse to punch him
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>>4464736
[] Provoke the boy, so you have an excuse to punch him
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>>4464736
>[] Provoke the boy, so you have an excuse to punch him
I suppose we can save Anna's character development for the time skip.
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>>4464744
>>4464746
>>4464753
>>4464775
Unanimous. Writing.

>>4464775
there's been some already hasn't there?
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>>4464781
There has, for sure, I just was tempted to vote for walking away and not laying this poor bastard out.
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"Why do you think that?" You ask with a sneer, leaning over the wooden fence to look past jojo and at the boy who seems to be trying to pick a fight, for some reason "I haven't been gloating too much have I? it just wasn't that exciting is all"

"Don't act innocent" He grumbles, one of the other boys giving him a dirty look "You lured poor Benjamin in with a kiss, and then you beat him up, after acting like you didn't know how to box! he may be a wimp but that's cruel"

"I wasn't lying, and was he a friend of yours?" You ask, using a sweet tone of voice, since he seems to think you're trying to play "Innocent" it might make him angrier! Then you'd have an excuse to hit him.

"No! he's a little runt who can't afford to fight!" The boy says angrily "All he does is sit around and watch, its annoying yeah, but doesn't mean he deserves to get squashed like that"

"It WAS my first fight though, Jojo could tell you" You giggle, watching the boys face slowly turn a light shade of red "Also, he suggested the kiss wager, not me. Just seems to me you're scared"

"Scared?" He huffs "Oh what"

"That I could beat you to" You say with a grin and giggle "I mean, why else would you be angry about someone you don't like getting beat?"

"Anna, don't go picking fights" Jojo says sternly, speaking up as he realizes what you're trying to do "And you, don't go insulting people for no reason"

"Don't defend her Jojo! she's being a brat!" The other boy says huffing and puffing "And you wanna bet on that? The way I see it, you don't really count as a girl if you can punch like that"

"Oh?!" You say, trying not to laugh "Just because I'm not frail and weak, I'm not a girl? Have you ever seen one before?"

He lunges at you, and Jojo as well, since he turns to try to get between him and you.

"Tch" Someone clicks there tongue "if you want to fight, do it in the ring, those are the rules around here no? from what I've seen at least"

Jojo turns, and you follow his eyes, to see that blonde boy from earlier.

"Dio!" He gasps as the other boy stops and trips as he tries and stop and look, falling face first in front of jojo and yelping in pain. The boy gets up, clutching his face and glaring at you.

For some reason the air has gotten a bit heavy feeling now.

"When did you get here?" Jojo continued, as the other boy tries to push past him, but Jojo is quite a bit bigger than he is and he backs down, but not before sticking his tongue out at you. One of the other boys smacked him on the back of his head and started scolding him.

But the rude bastard shot you another glare as he got dragged away. Oh you couldn't wait until he tried something without Jojo around to stop him, it was going to be fun pounding his face in

"Oh, I was just out for a morning stroll" this Dio guy said with a voice like velvet, walking closer to the two of you "When I thought I heard a familiar voice, or two"

He looks at you, and squints
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>>4464792
"As I was certain, not long after I arrived, there was a very loud girl shouting in Jojo's...our Home, it confused me at the time and I thought, perhaps he had a sister I was not told about or perhaps" He says, stopping and tugging on his coat's collar "A "friend" was visiting and I must say Jonathan, I am shocked you are keeping such company"

"Eh?" You gape, looking to jojo. Was this a brother of his or something? Cousin maybe? you haven't seem him before, but then again you only knew Jojo for a day now and didn't ask about his family

"She's not always like this, " Jojo said, looking to you then Dio again "She's got a bit of a temper sure, and a little too much energy, but she's a good girl. You just need to talk to her for awhile"

"Ohoho" Dio said walking closer "I wasn't insulting your "friend" Jojo, I was just surprised a gentleman like yourself would associate with such a creature"

"Good, I was worried you were going to be rude to her" He says , with a friendly smile on his face "and what's that supposed to mean"

"Oh nothing jojo, nothing, perhaps I shouldn't be surprised actually" Dio says with a shrug "Since, I was also wondering how your manners could be so lacking, when your father had spoke so highly of you when we met"

His eyes fell upon you, and your usually hot blood turned cold for an instant before he looked away.

"Perhaps I have merely found the "Bad influence" So to say" He says, smiling as you scratch your head, what was that just now.

"We haven't been friends for long, but I can assure you she is nothing of the sort, Dio" Jojo said confidently "A bit rough around the edges, but as I said, She's a good girl at heart, I know it"

"Oh! but I don't think your father would approve of such a friend, even if she has a "good heart" like you claim" Dio says as all his long winded talking started to get on your nerves, but you didn't ignore him. Something about how he spoke seemed to demand attention.

"But I can see why you keep her company, she is quite interesting, did you teach her how to throw that punch?" Dio asks, rubbing his chin "Or did she teach you? also you seem rather close to be new friends, there's no need to hide anything Jojo. We're practically brothers now, after all"

"I'm not hiding anything, I met her just yesterday, along with another girl, called Erina" Jojo says, getting a weird look in his eyes as he thinks about Erina.

Dio smirked and then let out a laugh, buttery and sweet.

"I had no idea you were such a Casanova, Jojo, you hide it well" Dio teased, punching Jojo in the shoulder, a little hard judging from how Jojo winced "I'm sure all these boys would be furious if they knew"

"it isn't like that!" Jojo shouts as the fight hungry boys start cheering and hollering.

cont
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>>4464813
Cassawhata?

"AND THE WINNER, YET AGAIN IS OUR BELOVED CHAMPION! MARK WATKIN! CAN ANY MAN ON EARTH BEAT HIM"

You probably could, you thought with a self satisfied snort
What do you do
[] What's your brother talking about, Jojo?
[] Introduce yourself to Dio, he seems nice if a bit stuck up
[] Fight the boy you want to punch in the face!
[] Watch the next fight, then go home before you get into even more trouble.
[] write in

>>4464784
Ah, Okay I understand
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>>4464815
>Introduce yourself to Dio, he seems nice if a bit stuck up
As if Anna would ever care about something as ridiculous as approval. She’ll be friends with whoever she wants, wear whatever she wants, and do what she wants. Peer pressure is for weaklings and cowards!
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>>4464815
>[] Introduce yourself to Dio, he seems nice if a bit stuck up
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>>4464815
>[] Watch the next fight, then go home before you get into even more trouble.
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>>4464815
>[] What's your brother talking about, Jojo?
>[] Introduce yourself to Dio, he seems nice if a bit stuck up
por que no los dos?
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>>4464828
>>4464822
>>4464819
Writing the last Update of the night. It seems fitting, in a way.
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"I'm Anna Anderton!" You say happily, smiling as you stuff your hands back into your coat's pockets, since it seems to be getting colder all of a sudden "Its nice to meet you, Dio Joestar"

Dio suddenly turns to you, his eyes squinting again as that sudden chill comes back, before he smiles.

"Brando, Dio brando" He corrects you "Jojo is not my brother, his father has simply taken me in to raise alongside him"

You stare at him, and frown. Oh yeah he did say practically brothers, didn't he, you forgot that for a second. and feel a little foolish for doing so. Still, why didn't you meet him yesterday? that's a bit strange. But that's nice of Mr joestar.

"Yes, Dio's father died tragically not too long and left him alone in the world, but his father knew mine and his last wish was to send him to our home" Jojo explains, seeing you don't quite understand WHY Dio is living with his family "He isn't my brother, but he'll be treated like he is"

Dio's eyes turned cold, before he closed them and nodded.

"Precisely, though I could have told her myself" He says a bit sharply "I am after all still ...mourning"

"Oh I'm sorry Dio, I didn't think about that" Jojo said bashfully, with a guilty look in his eyes "I'm sorry for bringing up painful memories"

"Just remember to watch your tongue in the future" Dio says sounding upset and annoyed "Especially about my father "

"I meant no offense, I just didn't think about what I was saying" Jojo says sadly "I didn't mean to hurt you, I just forgot how painful it must be for you for a second"

Dio nods.

"Well lets put it behind us for now" He says "We've only just met after all, and you seem to make friends quite quickly, no matter who they are"

"Well he's a good guy, so of course he does" You say with a shrug and grin "you shouldn't have any trouble making friends either. You seem like a nice guy to"

"Oh you flatter me, Anna" Dio says with a smirk on his lips. With that voice of his. its so soothing and pleasing to hear. You want to hear more of it but...his eyes. There's a harshness to them. Its probably because his dad died, but you haven't ever seen eyes like that before.

Dio seems nice if a bit stuck up. His father must've been very strict teaching him his manners. You can deal with stuck up, so long as he doesn't piss you off.

"Now Jojo, Would you care to introduce me to your other friends here?" Dio asks, motioning to the crowd "After all, I haven't had much time to mingle since I arrived. Is this a boxing league you have set up here ? You know, I know a bit of boxing myself, maybe we could have a spar after this next match"

"Oh I'd be happy to, Dio" Jojo said kindly, happy that dio forgave his mistake earlier, you start to follow them, and you meet Dio's eyes again.

They aren't smiling like he was. It has to be because of what happened to him, right? Why else would he have such a cold look to his eyes.
cont
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>>4464855

What do you do?
[] Wait around, you need to at least see Jojo fight before you leave.
[] Follow them, and force yourself into the introductions
[] Start heading home, after saying goodbye to your friend.
[] (Burning blood) Now where's that mouthy boy from earlier? You still owe him a punch to the face
[] write in

I'll tally the votes when I wake up in the morning, and post the update then, and as always link to it in the general.

Also that Dio guy seems like a nice, trustworthy young gentleman, surely he'll be best of friends with Anna, Erina and especially Jojo, lol.
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>>4464858
>Wait around, you need to at least see Jojo fight before you leave.
Why do I feel like Dio will try to seduce Anna later as a way to emotionally hurt Jojo? Not that im against it, it would certainly be an interesting mini arc
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>>4464858
>Wait around, you need to at least see Jojo fight before you leave.
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>>4464858
>[] Wait around, you need to at least see Jojo fight before you leave.
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>>4464858
>[] Wait around, you need to at least see Jojo fight before you leave.

>>4464861
Anna isn't his girlfriend, since Jojo is supportive of Dio even though he is a dick he would probably be happy for them as long as nothing abusive was going on in the relationship If there is going to be domestic abuse it's going to be from Anna beating the shit out of Dio until he stops being an asshole.
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>>4464858
>[] Start heading home, after saying goodbye to your friend.
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>>4465090
Hehe, that's one hell of a mental image. But I'm awake now, and watching jojo fight won
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You decided to leave Jojo and Dio to their introductions and just sit down on the hill.. You can't go home yet, you haven't seen Jojo fight. So resting your head in your hands, you decide to stick around and watch until its Jojo's turn to win. Dio seems to be getting along with Jojo's other friends, from how they all seem to be laughing as the two of them move between the small groups of them bunched around the corners and sides of the ring.

A few of the boys come up to you and awkwardly try to start a conversation, a few more than others. Mostly they're asking where you learned a punch like that, or try to impress you with their knowledge of boxing while defending the sports value. You mostly ignore them, just telling them all you did was punch and as far as you know it was nothing special. One or two accuse you of lying, the rest think you're just trying to be coy, but they eventually leave you be to watch the fights. Probably because you were getting annoyed with them asking the same questions and offering to teach you how to "properly box". Was that all they thought about? they were like priests of boxing with how they defended and preached for it.

Mark Watkin, is actually a lot smarter than he looks, you've realized as you've watched, hearing the boys shout and cheer for him

One of them actually explained why every one of the fighters kept putting their arms up in that weird way. It was apparently to block the other guy's fists and quickly jab them when they were open. There was also something called a hook, which sounded a lot meaner than a jab from name alone.

But Mark really knew how to fight, and combined with his size he was easily dominating the ring. On of his jabs had the same force as the other boy's hooks and he was pretty nimble for an Ape lumbering around the ring. Though mostly he just took the hits of the other boys and then beat them to ground with a big smile on his face.

Then the crowd would cheer, even the lads who had just gotten the stuffing beat out of them, and Mark would lift his hands into the air and laugh or bellow, turning around the whole ring. Then the next kid would come in, put down a bet, and it'd repeat. the same story over and over. It seemed kind of boring if the same guy kept winning over and over.

There were around four matches since yours that you watched, and none of them seemed particularly exciting. Half of them lasted about as long as your fight did, just with a few more punches thrown by both sides. Maybe if you fought Mark the fight would last longer.

"NEXT UP, WE HAVE OUR CHALLENGER, JONATHAN JOESTAR!" the announcer yells, snapping you to attention, when you had gotten bored and started counting clouds "HE'S BECOME QUITE SKILLED AS OF LATE, SO ITS SURE TO BE EXCITING TO SEE HIM FACE OFF AGAINST OUR CHAMPION, MARK WA.."

A boy outside the ring taps him on the shoulder.
cont
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>>4465167
the announcer pauses as jojo enters the ring and Mark looks down at him and the kid interrupting them. They hold a hushed conversation, the boy pointing to the crowd excitedly, almost hopping in place. What was going on? You wanted to see Jojo beat Mark, this fight might actually last awhile! what was the hold up!

"What's the hold up! start the fight!" One boy yells, leaning over the ring

"Yeah show joestar how its donel, Mark!" the mouthy one from earlier yells

"Get in the ring already!' Yet another yells, as the crowd starts smacking the ring impatiently

"QUIET, QUIET DOWN ALREADY!" the announcer yells "IT SEEMS OUR NEW FRIEND, AND JONATHAN'S FOSTER BROTHER WISHES TO JOIN OUR GAME IN THE PLACE OF WATKIN"

"EH?!" You gasp, somewhat angry now. You really wanted to see Jojo beat that giant to the ground. He wouldn't lose with that spirit of his, if he could take a beating for a doll and two girls he never met before, he could win that fight. What was Dio doing? Couldn't he wait till after jojo wins?"

"We've only just met him, but man what a guy" the announcer says "Lets see if his boxing skills are as good as his manners, and really get to know him, IT'S DIO BRANDO"

Jojo frowns as Mark shrugs and nods.

"Another time Jojo" Mark says warmly, holding out his fist

"Another time Mark" Jojo replies as you fume silently at being denied an actually entertaining match.

"Now you already know the Rules Dio, these fights aren't just for fun, there needs to be a bet set" The announcer says holding out his hat. Dio proceeds to put a whole lot of money into it, shocking both him and Jojo.

"Jojo, will you match his bet?" He asks, holding his hat to him now

"A..all right lets do this" Jojo says after a moment

"Alright, you both know the rules, You lose if you take one punch to the face, you can take as many hits as you can handle to the body" The announcer says, setting his hat down on the edge of the ring "If you're knocked down, I'll give you to ten to get back to your feet, are you ready?"

Those weren't the rules you fought by, but they set those ones in place expecting you to start whimpering and crying after a hit or two. Not to knock the Runt's lights out. Pretty sure he ran home after waking up, crying.

"Get in one punch to the face, and I win" Dio says with a nod "It's just as if We were fighting without gloves. One punch determines it all. I've fought with those rules back in London"

Jojo looks startled by what Dio said, as you move closer to the ring to get a better look.

"Or like when Anna fought, she didn't need a second punch either" Jojo says, regaining his composure and smile. Dio returns it.

"She also wasn't wearing gloves, Jojo" Dio says laughs as he takes his stance.

What do you do?
[] Cheer for Jojo
[] Cheer for Both of them
[] Just watch them both closely, and their movements (int check)
[]Write in
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>>4465192
>[] Cheer for Both of them
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>>4465192
>[] Cheer for Both of them
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>>4465192
>[] Cheer for Both of them
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>>4465195
>>4465216
>>4465240
writing
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There's a loud clang, as announcer strikes the pot they've been using as a bell with a hammer set down besides it. And with the fight begins, with all the cheering and yelling the ones before it had.
Its chaos, with all the boys crowding right against the ring in two groups, though the one near you gives you a bit of distance for some reason.

"GO JOJO!" "SHOW DIO HOW WE DO THINGS ROUND HERE" "COME ON DIO SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!" "KNOCK HIM OFF HIS HIGHHORSE" Is just what you can make out in the uproar as the two boys rush to meet clash in the middle of the ring. The noise reaches its peak moments before, as the boys' hunger for violence also reaches new heights. and it gets your blood burning hot again with excitement. Mark had gotten boring fast, but Jojo and Dio? You didn't know how well they could fight. And as easy as that, you were caught up in the excitement.

(Burning blood)

"KICK HIS ASS JOJO! THERE'S NO WAY YOU CAN LOSE" You roar above the crowd, pushing over the ring as you did so. The rest of the crowd might as well be a whisper with you around "COME ON DIO! PUT UP A FIGHT. YOU'VE GOT THIS!"

"Which one are you rooting for?!" the boy closest to you asks

"Yeah pick a side!' another yells angrily "You're ruining the fight~!"

"Shut up!" You snarl back, pounding a fist on the ring, making it shake and shutting up the two boys as you turn your attention back to the fight.

Jojo throws the first punch.
"YEAH, KNOCK HIS HEAD OFF! KILL HIM!" You yell, smacking the ring for emphasis as you holler and gasp as Dio moved out of the easily, and Jojo's swing leaves him off balance, wobbling as the bruised side of his face faces Dio.

"THAT WAS A GREAT DODGE, DIO!" You shriek happily, jumping up and down "HE'S GOT NO CHANCE AGAINST YOU! DON'T GIVE UP JOJO! HE'LL GET TIRED EVENTUALLY"

the two boys you silenced look at you like you're insane.

Jojo goes back into the offense, after a moment of confusion. A downward swing, an uppercut, both miss as Dio remains in the same place, just leaning to the side every time Jojo swings!

"KEEP IT UP DIO, KEEP IT UP DIO!" You chant, smacking your hands flat on the ring, as some of the boys join in "COME ON JO-JO, COME ON JO-JO!". Now there's two competing chants as Jojo throws a wild flurry of strikes at Dio, and Dio avoids everyone, a smile on his face.

"WHAT ARE THOSE MOVES!?" Someone yells, before another boy yells over him "I'VE NEVER SEEN FOOTWORK LIKE THAT BEFORE"

"WOOOOOOW!" You shouting in amazement, leaning over the ring, and getting pulled back by the boy next to you, only for you to go right back over it "YOU'RE AMAZING DIO! KEEP IT UP JOJO, ALL HE'S DOING IS DANCING! DON'T GET DISCOURAGED! YOU'RE THE BEST". You're starting to get a little light headed from all the yelling, but only just a little. After all have a lot more yelling left in you still! this fight is incredible! where was this rush before! is this what boxing is supposed to be like?!"

Cont
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>>4465303
"COME ON JOJO! I BELIEVE IN YOU, DON'T GIVE UP" You shout out, cupping your hands around your mouth as Dio dodges another one of his punches with as much ease as before.

Jojo grunts loudly, as Dio moves up so quickly you didn't realize what happened at first. He's just punched Jojo in the gut, hard enough to knock the air out of him.

"GREAT PUNCH!" You yell, as Jojo crumples over, with a dry wheeze "DON'T GIVE UP JOOOJOOO!"

Jojo's hand clenches into a fist again, fire burning in his tired eyes as Dio's eyes burn just as brightly. He stands back up as Dio pulls his fist back, aiming for Jojo's head.
Jojo pulls his fists back up, and swings his fist at Dio as he lunges and strikes.

"WIN WIN WIN!" You cheer loudly, smacking the ring hard enough to make it go loose again.

There's a loud crack, the sound of a fist meeting a skull. Two cracks in fact. Dio had put all his focus into the punch, and hadn't expect Jojo to recover from his first. Jojo had gotten hit on the bruised side of his face, one of his eyes are closed.

the moment seems to last an eternity. Jojo and Dio locked in time as if in a frozen world, there fists slamming into the others face, Pain clear on their faces. Dio's flashed with confusion, Jojo's with determination.

Then things start moving again. Dio stumbles back, mouth open as he gasps, having trouble staying on his feet. Jojo crumples to ground, with a hurt sounding groan. And as he does, Dio loses his balance and falls to the ground, landing on his bottom, Focused on jojo. His eyes still smoldering.

There's a great cheer, you're the loudest of it, and then there's silence. Dio looks furious. No one moves for a moment as he slowly stands back up, while Jojo remains on the ground.

"Who won?" He asks bluntly, angrily as the announcer looks between Jojo and him. He's rubbing his jaw, and seems a bit shaken.

"Uh...uh" The announcer said, looking back and forth rapidly "Well I'm not quite sure"

"Which of us is the winner?" Dio asks again, more sternly than before

Jojo starts trying to get up, one of his eyes still closed, and is that blood?!

"Can we call it a tie?" The announcer asks, shrugging his shoulders weakly "You both got hit at the same time as I saw"

"There are only Winners, or losers, there is no in-between" Dio says dully, untying his gloves as he does, shaking his head "Either one of us won, or we both lost"

What do you do?
[] Make sure Jojo is okay, that looks nasty
[]Praise both of them! What a fight!
[] Ask Dio why winning matters so much, its just for fun.
[] (burning blood) "Eh, you wanna win? Then I'll just take Jojo's place and start round two. You're alright with that, right Jojo?"
[] write in
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>>4465329
>"You take this way too seriously. Alright it's my turn! Let's see how well you can punch a girl Dio!!!"
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>>4465329
>[] (burning blood) "Eh, you wanna win? Then I'll just take Jojo's place and start round two. You're alright with that, right Jojo?"
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>>4465332
>[]Praise both of them! What a fight!
and
>[] (burning blood) "Eh, you wanna win? Then I'll just take Jojo's place and start round two. You're alright with that, right Jojo?"
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Alright the burning blood choice won, writing.
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"Well, I suppose then that" The announcer says Jojo manages to pull himself up, and you see that your eyes weren't playing tricks on you, he's bleeding from his closed eye "As you were the last to fall then". Jojo's gotten hurt again, and the excitement from the fight becomes fuel for the fire growing in your head

"Eh, You wanna win?" You say, hopping over part of the ring you knocked out place, and march up to Dio "Then I'll just take Jojo's place and Start round two!"

Dio faces you with a frown on his face, and looks you up and down as the announcer stops what he was saying, looking at you with relief.

"This match is between me and Jojo, and I couldn't hit a" Dio says with that lovely voice of his, but you just turn to jojo as He gets up, one gloved hand over his eye.

"You're alright with that, right Jojo?" You ask your hurt friend, rather bluntly

"Dio" He asks, sounding like his eye is really hurting "Why did you hit me in the eye? It hurts, it really hurts"

The fire inside you gets a bit hotter, clouding up your thoughts with smoke and steam

"Your strike threw off my aim" Dio replies simply, shrugging "it was an accident, Jojo, but such things happen in fights

"Is it alright I take your place then?" You ask again, smiling as you get closer to Jojo

"Well, as I was saying" Dio says, raising his tone so he could be heard "I don't want to hit a girl, Even if she can throw a strong right hook, but"

"But?" You ask angrily, crossing your arms as you look him in the eyes, the fire coursing from your neck to the rest of you banishing the chill they seem to make "But what?"

"If Jojo agrees, to it, I'll look past that" He says with a smile "After all, You're not an average girl are you, Anna? Surely the rest of you agree as well? We all saw her fight, after all"

Jojo walks up to you and Dio, looking at him for awhile with his uninjured eye as the three of you stand there.

"Will you promise to try your best not to injure her, accidentally or otherwise?" Jojo asks, in a serious tone, moving his gloved hand away from his eye, still tightly shut "I'll agree to it then, Dio, if you promise me that"

"I didn't mean to hurt you, Jojo, like I said, accidents happen in the heat of the moment" He says, putting a hand on his chest "But I swear, I will not try to hurt her, and do my best to avoid any unfortunate mistakes, I swear upon my father's name"

Jojo gasps and looks guilty for making dio swear upon his late father's name. Which must mean he's being really serious about his promise but. it just pisses you off.

"Who cares! Its a fight! people get hurt! don't try and go easy on me! BRANDO" You yell angrily, as Jojo looks shocked for a second and Dio laughs. After a moment Jojo starts to take off his gloves.

"I gave my word, if he promised, I'd allow it" He says, pouting "Even if you refuse that promise, a gentleman can't go back on his Word. Anna."
cont
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>>4465439

"My my aren't you fiery" Dio says with a shocked look on in his face "I can tell we'll have a good fight, you and I"

"I hope you win, I'll be cheering you on, like you did for both of us" Jojo says with a smile "And I am sorry I made you make such a promise over something like this, Dio , but I couldn't forgive myself if she got hurt while I was around"

"IS that so?" Dio says with a smirk as he puts a hand on jojo's shoulder "Stop worrying, Jojo. Its just a friendly boxing match, what's the worst that can happen?"

Dio smiles, and you stare at Jojo's bloody eye as Jojo probably thinks about it as well.

"Alright, I already gave my consent for it" Jojo said, handing his gloves to you "Good luck Anna and...I promise this'll be our little secret"

Dio's smile twitched.

"Well alright then! get into your corners and we'll begin, first to fall or" The announcer begins

"No no, You saw how Anna did before, let her fight under the normal rules" Dio says "She's a tough girl...All of you are okay with that right?"

The crowd shouts in agreement, having began to see you as less of a girl probably from when you knocked one of their friends out or started cheering louder than them. But you were too focused on getting to fight to get angry over that. And it wouldn't have made a difference, as you still had a fire raging in your mind and veins.

"Come on just start it already" You snort as Dio laughs and walks to the other side of the ring.

"WE HAVE ANNA ANDERTON! THE WILD WOMAN, FIGHTING FOR JOJO'S SAKE AGAINST DIO BRANDO, TO DECIDE THE WINNER OF BOTH MATCHES"

The "bell" rang out, and Dio raised up his arms into a fight stance.

What do you do?
[] RUSH HIM (Str check)
[] Go on the defensive (Con check)
[] Start running around the ring (Dex check)
[] write in
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>>4465459
>[] RUSH HIM (Str check)
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>>4465459
>[] RUSH HIM (Str check)
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>>4465459
[] Go on the defensive (Con check)
Our best stat and a good move against the nimble Dio, let him get more winded before we retaliate.
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>>4465459
>[] Go on the defensive (Con check)
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you know, we should probably find a theme to post when Anna does cool things, like any good JOJO character.

I think it'd be fun to discuss while we wait
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>>4465609
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSZIej-ZraE
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>>4465609
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb5-uoNqKcs
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>>4465646
>>4465676
Good choices, personally I like the second as a "theme" more, but that's just me.

Tell me what you think of my suggestion: https://youtu.be/jP6mMv5F3cM

Now I'm going back to waiting for the tie to break so I can call for that roll and write the update.
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>>4465751
Roll a d2 for it brother
If you're ready to write and it's a tie, that's just the proper form
Only troglodytes would be offended at a tiebreaker roll
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>>4465760
Fair enough and it has almost been 3 hours waiting for just a roll call so! Leave it up to destiny! I just prefer to let tie breaks naturally
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

>>4465763
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>>4465764
PROBABLY SHOULD'VE LISTED WHICH NUMBER MEANT WHICH VOTE before I did that.
But I was going to go off the order they came in, so RUSH would be 1 & Being defensive 2
So that's a fuck up on my part, a pretty big one if I say so myself.

Anyways.
-
Roll me a 1d20+Con (DC 20, since Dio is aiming to win this quickly)

Best out of 3
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Rolled 20 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4465768
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>>4465459
[] Go on the defensive (Con check)
He fights mean, we'll have to be meaner and lure him into a trap
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>>4465770
Sorry Dio...but it looks like you cannot win this fight.
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>>4465770
well, he won't be
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>>4465751
I think this actually works pretty well for Anna's theme.
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>>4465770
Okay, that's insane. Writing.

But seriously, out of 5 checks that Eve has taken, she has ended up instantly getting 20 on 4 of them, and the 5th got 19 on its second. And they've all been physical. Anna may have 0 into but man if she isn't strong
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>>4465781
>Anna gets hamon
>Never uses it for anything than bolstering her own physical abilities
>Still wins
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He waited as you mimicked his stance, to make sure you got it right. He raised his hands up, and for a few moments you stood there. Dio was as tense as a spring, bouncing on the tips of his toes and watching you as you merely stood still, watching him from behind Jojo's boxing gloves. He frowned, realizing you weren't going to rush and try to punch him like he and everyone else probably expected. But you saw how hard he hit Jojo, how mean he fought, you weren't going to fall for his game and let him dance around as you hit nothing but air. You weren't stupid. He knew how to fight better than you, and he hit hard enough to send Jojo to the ground with two punches, one of which gave him a bloody eye.

So you were going to force him to hit your first. He begins to approach you, and you do as well lowering your fists a bit to try and bait him into striking as he neared you. You were smiling, he wasn't.

he threw a quick jab, you blocked it without flinching and stepped to the side, he threw another and you caught it again. His brows furrowed with frustration. So he threw two more jabs with his left hand, which you easily guarded, before he threw a punch towards your stomach.

It hit. A wave of pain washing over you from your gut. But, you had muscles while most girls your age didn't, and had tensed up like when danny ran you before. So the gutpunch didn't amount to anything

Dio jabbed for you head again, you blocked it he tried to go for another gut punch, probably thinking you not falling down was just a fluke. Then he suddenly jabbed with his left again, and you blocked it. But got hit in the stomach again.

Dio took a step back when you didn't crumple right then. It hurt terribly, and made you feel a bit sick, but you had a very good sense of balance and could deal with the pain.

"Ohohoooo?" Was the sound he made as he left out a breath, and lunged back at you. Jabs, hooks, upper cuts, you couldn't block them all but the pain didn't bother you. They didn't hurt as much as falling out of a tree or tripping onto a rock did. Dio was visibly getting annoyed as you continued blocking ever punch he threw at your head and just ignoring the waves of pain every time he landed a punch you didn't step out of the way of. He was aiming higher than your stomach now, and hitting harder.

You could hear the boys cheering for Dio, as well as a few boos as you let him throw himself against you defenses again, only tiring himself out trying to find a way to get you to the ground or past your guard.

He was grimacing now, after about a minute of you withstanding everything he threw at you. And as his temper flared, he made a mistake.

He threw his arm to high, trying to land an uppercut on your chin like Jojo did to him, and left his stomach open. All you did was hop back, still as full of energy as you started the fight, if a little sore.

"WHAT IS SHE MADE OF?!" Some boy yells in that moment "None of Dio's punches have phased her?!"
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>>4465825

"Are you sure she's Human, Jojo?!" Another shouts out as Dio realizes his misstep, as you flashed a wild grin and lunged forward.

What do you do?
[] Repay him for hitting you in the stomach like three times (str check)
[] Aim for the head (dex check)
[] Try to trip him with a kick (Str check)
[] Don't hit him, guard (Con check)
[] write in

>>4465784
just zombie cannot continue to attack if its been turned into goo.
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>>4465829
>[] Aim for the head (dex check)
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>>4465829
>[] Repay him for hitting you in the stomach like three times (str check)
It's his stomach that's open, so I assume this will have the lowest DC.
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>>4465829
>[] Aim for the head (dex check)
Dex is higher, let's finish this
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>>4465829
>>4465837
On second thought...Dio is pretty smart, and an experienced fighter. He'll know he left his stomach open, and go to fix his guard as soon as possible. I don't know that he'd expect a simpleton like Anna to disregard the obvious and open target of his torso in favor of a headshot, so his own experience might work against him here...
I'll switch to
>Aim for the head (dex check)
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>>4465829
>[] Aim for the head (dex check)
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>>4465829
>[] Aim for the head (dex check)
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>>4465836
>>4465848
>>4465856
>>4465862
>>4465867
Alright, 1d20+Dex DC 22.
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>>4465884
Forgot my trip. I am just a fuck up today aren't
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Rolled 6 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>4465884
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>>4465884
And best of 3, like every other roll
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Rolled 2 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>4465884
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Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>4465884
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>>4465893
>>4465894
>our luck has run out
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>>4465907
But you still have a lot of pluck, writing
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>>4465907
A 10 (or possibly a 15, depending on if rolls that don't use the modifier count or not - I've seen QM's take and some not) isn't too devastating, especially when we lead with a 20 earlier in the fight
We won't be winning that easily, that's all
That being said, his head defense is high tier as fuck, DC grew despite him getting winded. We'll have to wear him down with torso shots I think.
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You aimed for his head, aimed to win. All it'd take is once punch, and Dio had spent a minute pounding you, so he had to be running out of energy soon if he hadn't already. Everyone had a limit to their stamina, except you. You had this victory in the bag, for jojo and yourself. But Dio didn't look worried, in fact he looked focused as he when he sized you up.

Dio narrowly dodged your first punch, the edge of your glove grazing past his hair as he swayed to the side, bring his guard back at the same time and sealing up the opening he had left. He through a jab you managed to block, and tried to sneak another punch past his guard, he just did his swaying thing again and moved to your side. As he did, he ducked down just a bit. You swung again, straight down, your own temper flaring as he got out of the way and to your unguarded side.

The cheering came up again as you moved to guard your head, only at the last second seeing he wasn't aiming for your head this time.

His fist dug into your side, near your back. Pain burned your spine and made your eyes water..

Roll a 1d20+ con DC 18, best of three
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Rolled 16 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4465926
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Rolled 16 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4465926
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>>4465934
>>4465928
Weird, Writing
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>>4465935
Dubs, they're a sign from god
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A yelp of pain escapes your lips but grows into a wrath filled roar, swinging left arm up to try and catch Dio with an upper cut. He avoids the punch, jumping back and bringing his guard back up, his hair ruffling in the wind as he caught his breath. Now his eyes were wide, with shock or something else. You were too pissed off to think of what it could be, bring your hands back up and ignoring the stabbing pain in your side.

You weren't ready for that, and now you knew just how hard Dio could hit when he was serious. But now he was smiling, and bobbing in place again.


"Impressive" He said under his breath, almost hissing the words as the crowd cheered. No one but you could hear him.

"How tough is she!"
"She's a monster!
"SO is Dio, do you see how he's moving"

"Anna, Don't let up" Jojo's voice says through all the noise "You can still win this, I believe in you. And Dio, don't look down on Anna, she might be a girl but she isn't delicate"

You huff and face Dio, as he waits for you to make the move, or tries to bait you into making one first. You can't tell.

Then he lunges at you, throwing at your face that you block with both your gloves, getting close enough for you to retaliate.

What do you do?
[] Uppercut him in the stomach (Str check)
[] Try to tire him out with a flurry of jabs (Dex check)
[] Return to the defensive (Con check)
[] Spit on his face.
[] write in

>>4465937
Remember Dio means god
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>>4465944
>[] Uppercut him in the stomach (Str check)
I don't think we are going to be tiring out dio that easily with his insane reflexes. We just have to keep beating down on him until he can't get up.
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>>4465944
>[] Uppercut him in the stomach (Str check)
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>>4465944
[] Uppercut him in the stomach (Str check)
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>>4465954
>>4465947
>>4465955

Alright give me a 1d20+Str (DC 18)
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Rolled 4 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4465970
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>>4465970
big money
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Rolled 6 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4465970
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Rolled 12 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4465982
shit, didn't roll
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Rolled 6 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4465970
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>>4465982
King crimson has erased those dice
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>>4465985
Alright writing
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>>4465987
he couldn't handle another 20
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He's close enough, and even though he's hunched over this time, to guard his stomach from your retaliation, all you need to do is come up from under him! A genius move surely! If you can't hit him head on then you can get him from beneath. You twist around, swinging your right arm low as you try and introduce its fist to Dio's gut. Mid swing you arch it up, having to bend back to do it right. You got under his guard, but a just a few inches from hitting dio, he leans back. He almost bends completely flat, barely keep his balance as your fist sails up into the air.

You catch a glimpse of his smile, as he rights himself and comes back up. And as soon as he does, his fist in flying towards your face. You block it with your left, the force shaking your bones and putting a deep ache into your wrist.

Pushing against him, you right your posture and snarl at him, as he toss a jab your way, and follows it with two more, the last coming from his other hand.

Its easy to keep them from hitting your head, but then he throws in a hook, twisting at his hips as he did.

It takes both of your gloves to stop that one, but it doesn't move you, despite the loud noise the strike made.

What do you do?
[] Keep aiming for his stomach (Str check)
[] Pull a feint (dex check)
[] Wait for an opening (Con check)
[] Lunge at him and attack wildly (Con check)
[] write in
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>>4466004
>[] Wait for an opening (Con check)
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>>4466004
>Lunge at him and attack wildly (Con check)
Well, he might start flagging...and if we make it an endurance contest, I'm certain that Anna can win it.
Bonus points if we limit his movement and push his back up against the wooden poles that dictate the arena's boundaries.
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>>4466004
>[] Lunge at him and attack wildly (Con check)
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>>4466004
>[] Wait for an opening (Con check)
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

just breaking the tie so we can continue

1: Wait for an opening
2: Lunge and attack wildly
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>>4466097
Alright.
Anyways, roll 1d20+con DC 17, best out of three.
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Rolled 2 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4466099
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Rolled 16 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4466097
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Rolled 19 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4466099
All my rolls have been good: please let it continue
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>>4466103
>>4466102
Are the winds of fortune changing direction? lets see.
Writing
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>>4466103
Anna is going to be terrifying once she actually has fighting experience. Perhaps even training, if we can convince someone of it - Jojo most likely.
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>>4466113
Anna is already terrifying enough, hell
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You don't drop you guard, and keep your arms. He's been aiming for you face with his last few attacks. Will he try it again, or try to make you defenseless by wearing you down with body blows? You don't know, he's quick and hits hard. No wonder jojo went down in two punches, even if if was a Draw. You'd have gone down to, if you weren't determined to win. You could handle pain, it wasn't the end of the world, you get hurt all the time having fun. this is no different. the only thing that has changed from this and climbing trees or catching frogs is you have something to gain from winning! and if that didn't get your blood pumping, you'd probably be dead and buried.

Dio sighs, pulling his left arm back and swinging hard against your guard, trying to brute force his way through with strong hooks. He does it twice and doesn't get you to budge, so he stats throwing jabs one after another against your stomach. You hunch over, wincing with each "bite" of pain that shoots through your body, but don't give any ground or stumble or get weak in the legs. Pain isn't anything that bothers you, and Unlike Dio, you can keep this up for awhile.

Dio tries to trick you again, swinging with his left before bringing his right up to hit you instead. You manage to block it, but get pushed back from the force, feeling his strength shake down your arms as he stepped forward, not letting up an inch as he swung his left arm, trying to hit you in the face. He pulled his right back.

You stepped to the side, quickly. Copying the move he used on you earlier to hit your side. forcing him to face you and move up his guard. But if you were fast enough you could get a hit in. If he didn't dance out of the way, swaying like a reed in the wind.

But you had to be quick, before he put back up his guard or had time to react to it like he did your uppercut. Strike hard and fast, just like he did to Jojo.

What do you do?
[] Punch him in the side, that hurt when he did it to you (str check)
[] wear him down, throwing as many punches as you can at his head (dex check)
[]Punch him as hard as you can in the shoulder (str check)
[] Keep moving around him, keeping him on his toes before you try to strike (Dex check)
[] write in
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>>4466113
Oh yeah she'll be, considering how much stamina she has.

>>4466114
Local angry red headed child terrorizes countryside.
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>>4466120
>[] Keep moving around him, keeping him on his toes before you try to strike (Dex check)
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>>4466120
>[] Punch him in the side, that hurt when he did it to you (str check)
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>>4466120
>[] Punch him in the side, that hurt when he did it to you (str check)
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>>4466120
>[] Keep moving around him, keeping him on his toes before you try to strike (Dex check)
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>>4466120
[] Punch him in the side, that hurt when he did it to you (str check)
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>>4464637
So it is written.
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>>4466126
>>4466128
>>4466131
Going in for the hit won.

Please roll 1d20+str DC 17

>>4466146
That's actually pretty funny
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Rolled 14 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4466158
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Rolled 7 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4466158
MY BEATING HEART AND BURNING BLOOD, CARRY MY ROLL
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Rolled 5 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4466158
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Rolled 5 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4466158
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>>4466146
I always imagined her looking more like pic related.
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>>4466161
Barely made it
But we did indeed make it!
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>>4466171
Good tastes my friend. Tomo is a great tomboy
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>>4466161
anyways, writing
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Tightening your fist, you step forward, getting just a step away from Dio. He realizes what you're doing and already begins to follow you, trying to close the hole in his armor, to fix his mistake before it happens. To stop you. In fact he looks kind of surprised in the half a moment before he reacts, like you taking a page from his book isn't unbelievable. But only for a second, and you don't pay any attention besides noticing it from the edge of your vision. The world shrinks as you put all of your focus into hitting Dio, the first time of your match. But it could be enough. It will be enough. It has to be enough. Pain can be ignored until it goes away, but only so much of it, and if you let him keep wailing on you, you'd eventually just be unable to move your body even if your spirit was more than willing to keep fighting. But Dio would have to spend all day hitting you if he wanted to beat you like that. And he knew it, he had to know it. You just wouldn't go down even as he used tricks and his far greater experience.

Cause you were fighting for your friend's sake, and having a great time. And nothing can pull you away from something you find fun.

What happens in the moment of the strike seem to move slower than they actually do. Dio turns on his back heel, trying to face you and move his exposed side out of the range you can safely hit without giving him a chance to do the same. He puts his fists up, waiting in case you try to take another of his tricks instead and go for his head instead.

You can see the veins beneath his arms, the muscle pulled tight just under the skin, sweat beading down his face as you looks at you with an almost scary determination to beat you. A look you're now doubt wearing yourself. A twisted smile, focused eyes.

You swing, he starts to twist away, pulling one of his fists back with a twitch in his arms, the muscles contracting just as you take another lunging step, closing the distance to where you can almost feel his breath.

Your fist hits his side, with a loud smack.

Dio grits his teeth and steps back, bending at his side as he does. A groan escapes his lips, it would've been a yell if he hadn't clenched his jaw. The fire in his eyes becomes an inferno.

And he's lost his balance.

You become aware of the cheering again, they're cheering for your first hit. Even Jojo, in as much pain as he is in, is cheering. It stokes the flames still raging inside every inch of your being.

What do you do?
[] Follow up with a gut punch (Str check)
[] He's about to rush you, endure it (con check)
[] try and do his swaying thing, its easier than just taking the hits (dex check)
[] Try and hit his face before he recovers (dex check)
[] write in
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>>4466175
She's great, but she's not my favorite. You can owe my current tastes to your predecessor. You have unknowingly courted powers you cannot hope to comprehend. The massive number of crits that occurred at the start of this quest are undeniable signs of HIS influence from beyond the veil. I pray the the QM curse that will befall you is not swift and merciless and hope against all odds that this is quest is not a metaphorical bloodless sacrifice for the return. Last time that QM came back act-age was consumed in accordance with the great machinations of fate that had been woven for it. I really like this quest, I don't want to see it be destroyed by an Egregore made from man's hubris and love of girl abs.
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>>4466186
>[] He's about to rush you, endure it (con check)
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>>4466186
>Smack his next rage-fueled attack aside to leave him open, and follow up with a second hit in the same spot!
Get parried you fucking casual
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>>4466195
supporting
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>>4466195
>>4466196
Alright, the right wins. Since your smacking his punch away, I'll say its a strength check, pure contest of strength here.

So
please roll a 1d20+str (DC 18, cause DIO IS PISSED), Best out of three.
Failure will lead to a con check after the update
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>>4466221
the write in wins, I meant to write
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Rolled 5 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4466221
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Rolled 9 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4466221
I totally thought it'd be dex, redirecting his strike. But either way works, in the end! DIO, THIS IS REVENGE FOR...HITTING US EARLIER IN THIS TOTALLY LEGITIMATE FIGHT!
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>>4466224
the way it was worded, and how Anna would carry it out is what made me choose str
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>>4466221
It's been a hot 10 minutes since the last roll, is it gucci to roll again?
I'll stay my hand if it isn't
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>>4466231
I'll allow it, but only because it is taking awhile, . Otherwise every roll has to be from a different anon.
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Rolled 9 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4466232
Yeah, I only asked because of the length of time
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>>4466233
Well anyways, writing. Kinda spooky you rolled the same thing the 2nd time
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>>4466237
I did say that dubs were the work of god
And YOU said that dio means god
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But Dio takes the chance faster than you do, fighting through the pain, powered by the same fire in his heart and head that have been raging in yours the whole fight. The scary thing about him rushing towards you, is he's silent as he does it. He doesn't speak or yell out, like in the stories you've read, or the other boys fighting. Only he and Jojo had been silent among all of them, even mark. You didn't realize it until now.

He raises up a fist mid sprint, pulling it low, by his side. You react the only way you can think by his sudden assault, even though you saw it coming. You just missed your chance. But you aren't going to take it lying down.

You move your hand, swinging at his gloved fist, trying to smack it and push it off its path. It doesn't, His fist passes over your hand barely slowing down.

A second later a rush of pain greets your mind, before you body catches up and feels it as well. The urge to vomit rushes up your throat.
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Please roll 1d20+con DC 18
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Rolled 2 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4466244
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Rolled 14 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4466244
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Rolled 9 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4466244
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>>4466248
Writing.
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>>4466248
On the bright side, having an absurd constitution score makes it so we have plenty of chances to turn things around on peskier foes that tend to avoid our strikes.
I never really considered the merits of such a tanky build...
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It feels like you've been stabbed, or fallen stomach first onto a fence post from a tree. It hurts, it hurts. it hurts. But, Anna Anderton isn't a frail, wilting flower. You aren't a proper lady, you aren't a dainty little girl. You have rage boiling in your veins, and even if your body hurts, even if you hurt, you still have the energy to fight.

You gaso, and stumble a few steps back, Dio moving up. there's a few cheers you can make out.

"He's broke her! He's broke her!
"I guess everyone has a limit, still, she is, really tough for a girl isn't she?"
"Should..should we do something"

"Anna! no!" Jojo yells out, sounding worried for you, you stomp your foot, and get your balance back in time to see Dio coming to try and finish you off.

"Not hard enough," You snarl, grinning ear to ear, your stomach crying out in pain as he brings his hands up to guard.

"You" He says, speaking again, his voice raised and on the edge of fury "You just, do not know when to quit and lie down"

You just keep smiling, and manage to catch his next few punches as he tries to end the fight the quickest way he can imagine. A punch to the head, no matter how slight. Its the only way he thinks this can end. and isn't that a victory in of itself?

What do you do?
[] Hit him with another gut punch, (Str check)
[] Aim for his head, while he's focused on yours (Dex check)
[] Corner him, through sheer stubbornness (Con check)
[] "ITS ALRIGHT JOJO! I'm gonna win!"
[] write
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>>4466258
also Dio's the one saying You just don't know how to quit, realized that could be confused with jojo as I hit post
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>>4466258
>[] Corner him, through sheer stubbornness (Con check)
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>>4466258
>[] Corner him, through sheer stubbornness (Con check)
we are nothing if not stubborn
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>>4466258
>Avoid his blows with his own weaving technique, and aim for his head while he's focused on yours (Dex check)
If there's ever a time to start copying Dio's bob and weave technique, it's now.
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>>4466268
>>4466262
Alright.

Please roll 1d20+con DC 17.

Also sorry if the fight is taking long.
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Rolled 8 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4466298
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Rolled 11 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4466298
No worries brother, it's a tense fight and I enjoy it.
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Rolled 13 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4466298
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>>4466308

Writing
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>>4466308
Nice clutch, brother
You brought us from narrow failure to narrow success!

You know, I like to think that Anna will end up regarding this as her first fight. Because the previous 'fight' was just a single punch before the other guy even did anything.
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And that's when it occurs to you. All he can do is hurt you. You've only hit him with one of his tricks, but now he's probably expects you try those same tricks or make up some of your own. Dio knows how to box, you don't. He seems to know more than Jojo, who is also a good boxer, isn't he? So how are supposed to beat him, even if he can't put you down or get a hit in? Even if he's exhausted the fight will probably be stopped before he just ups and collapses. He sways, dodging every time you punch at him, and blocking when you're two quick for that. That's how he beat Jojo, tired him out like you're trying to do now. In your clouded, pain and steam filled head, a plan began and finished forming. Because it only was a sentence long.
it was
[If Dio doesn't have room to move around, I can hit him]. A simple plan, you'd admit, but it was the only thing you could think to get an advantage over Dio besides your stubbornness.

So you rushed Dio, throwing punches you didn't expect to hit, guarding our taking the ones he threw to try and get you to back off or go on the defensive again. You start swinging wide, at his middle and his head. He leans back and steps back, keeping his eyes locked with yours the entire time.

Sweat is gleaming on his brow, and for every hit you use to drive him back, he throws two or more at you. But the pain from the punch that nearly made you throw up makes it easy to ignore these strikes, when you aren't able to block them with Jojo's gloves. The determination burning in your heart and mind, drives you forward. You've come too far to just walk out of the ring with bruises and shame.

There seems to be a bit of a war going on, between the boys cheering for you, and the lads cheering for Dio. You don't pay attention to what's being said, focused on pushing Dio to the edge of the ring.

He starts throwing his jabs and swings a bit slower, squinting his eyes as if in thought. Before he looks over his back, and realizes he doesn't have anywhere to move, caught between you and ring.

You cackle as you've outsmarted the boxing master. It kind of hurts to breath now.

"So, that was your plan" Dio pants with a smirk on his lips "You're no mere brute! I'll give you that, Anna. But the cornered beast fights twice as a hard!"

"Still not hard enough" You boas, squaring up to actually start fighting him again "You've been pounding me for how long now? just double isn't going to be enough to put me to the ground, Dio"

"I can see why Jojo likes you, now" He says his eyes glimmering with the rage that took him earlier, but subdued now "But I, Dio shall prove you wrong"

What do you do?
[] Slam your fist into his stomach (Str check)
[] Use the extra room you have to move to your advantage (Dex)
[] Feint, like he's tried to do to (Wis check)
[] Wail on him until you break through (Str check)
[] write in
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>>4466318
>[] Slam your fist into his stomach (Str check)
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>>4466318
>Tell Dio that this is the funnest time you've had in your entire life. Ask if he'd like to be friends after this.
Then, before his response,
>Slam your fist into his stomach (Str check)

Seems in-character enough!
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>>4466318
>[] Slam your fist into his stomach (Str check)
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>>4466341
>>4466328
>>4466325

Alright, roll 1d20+Str DC 16
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Rolled 10 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4466352
Gotem?
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Sorry guys. but I'm not sure I can stay awake much longer, so I'm going to bed. thought I could get to the fights end before going to bed but that doesn't seem to be in the cards right now, since I'm running on fumes at the moment.

I'll continue it when I wake up, writing the outcome of this roll when I do and again as always putting a link in the general.
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>4466352
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Rolled 13 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4466352
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Rolled 6 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4466352
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>>4466512
>>4466506
Alright I'm awake and writing
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You don't really get why Dio's calling himself a beast or referring to himself by name like that, but you knew he didn't have anywhere to run to now. All you had to do was throw a punch that he didn't have room to sway away from from. Then all you'd have to do is keep hitting him, until you can get a hit on his head. Or knock him down. For all the talk of you being a weak girl, boys really didn't seem to know how to take a punch like you did. And that kept you smiling despite the aching every movement set prickling across your stomach.

Dio kept his gloves up, watching you carefully, every move you made sending his eyes tracking you carefully and closely. The boy probably had more tricks in store for you, but you weren't worried about that them. After all, you had the advantage now.

So you start to throw punches, mostly quick jabs, which Dio guards, swaying only to keep away the ones that would hit his head. He doesn't have room to lean back now. And that's all you needed. Now that you knew he couldn't you could actually hit him.

Rushing forward, taking a lunge forward, your hair catching on the wind as you lean into your punch. Coming up from under, you punch fast and hard, hitting dio in the stomach. A gasp escapes his throat, turning into a low groan as you pull your arm back. He hunches over, a drop of sweat dripping from his chin. But the look in Dio's eyes tells you he hasn't given up yet.

What do you do?
[] Do it again! (Str check)
[] Swing at his head! (dex check)
[] Let him wear himself out trying to retaliate (con check)
[] Laugh and say this is fun
[] write in
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>>4466650
>[] Laugh and say this is fun
>[] Let him wear himself out trying to retaliate (con check)
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>>4466653
Supporting
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>>4466653
>>4466650
>[] Laugh and say this is fun
>[] Let him wear himself out trying to retaliate (con check)

Supporting, based options
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>>4466693
>>4466661
>>4466653
Obvious winner her

So roll me a 1d20+con DC 16
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>>4466746
best out of three of course
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Rolled 3 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4466746
Please keep the luck going
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Rolled 6 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4466746
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Rolled 1 + 5 (1d20 + 5)

>>4466746
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>>4466760
>>4466759
>>4466750
Well then. Writing
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>>4466760
I am so sorry
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He rushes, and you you're just barely able to keep up with him, as he throws everything he has at you to try and get out of the trap you've led him into. Dio doesn't give you the chance to fight back, and forces you to keep your guard up as he steps forward, forcing you back. But then he stops pacing his punches, just enough so you can't retaliate or get a hit in. Before and after every punch, he takes a breath and lets it out as he swings. He isn't wasting energy now. He's learned from the mistake of trying to outlast you, now he's trying to get you to slip up, striking only when you drop your guard. He isn't trying to break through now, he's just waiting, forcing you to keep blocking as he slowly makes more distance between himself and the ring.

Seeing that you're going to lose your biggest advantage, you move forward with your gloves up, hoping to get force Dio back into his "Cage". Then you see his smile. He throws a hook towards you head, you raise both your arms to be your shield.

It hits and sends you stumbling, Dio follows up with another quick swing towards your stomach. It connects and knocks the wind out of you.

That one puts you on your bottom. You yelp, as Dio pulls back to strike again, standing over you.

"ONE!" the announcer starts to countdown, and that sparks your inner fire right back to life.

(Burning blood)

With a wild yell you push yourself up, jumping off the ground and barely avoid Dio's finishing strike. He clicks his tongue.

"I put you on the ground" He says smugly, still smirking

You just laugh and say "This is so much fun"

The cheering stop for a second and Dio looks shocked that you're still enjoying the fight despite how many times he's hit you. Then, the crowd roars with laughter, even the boys cheering for Dio join in.

"What?!" He shouts, completely floored that you're still upbeat despite everything.

You notice that you've started swaying without realizing it. Weird.

What do you do!
[] He'll get too tired to fight back soon! (Con check)
[] PUNCH HIS HEAD WHILE HE'S DISTRACTED! (Dex check)
[] Push him back with brute force (str check)
[] "Fun fun fun fun!"
[] write in
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>>4466772
>[] Push him back with brute force (str check)
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>>4466772
>[] Push him back with brute force (str check)
holy hell we can take a beating
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>>4466781
Its cause of Anna's Con and Burning blood. Were you, say Harold Hales and doing this fight with the same rolls, yeah Dio might not have endured the hits, But he'd be exhausted and the DCs would start rising.

Also I should explain this, but in a fight, you can take your Cons score in failures before you get put into a "Danger" state". Anna hasn't reached that yet cause she is a brick wall of endurance and energy, Despite Dio outmatching her in technical skill and strength, and intelligence (easily on that one, Anna isn't the smartest girl after all) .
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>>4466772
>[] Push him back with brute force (str check)
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>>4466808
>>4466781
>>4466773
Brute force wins

Alright, Please roll me 1d20+str, DC 16
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Rolled 15 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4466842
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Rolled 20 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4466842
Aaaa i refuse to believe my luck with the dice has turned to shit
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Rolled 3 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>4466842
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>>4466846
Well now! Seems you told fate to fuck off, Anon! great work!
Writing
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>>4466852
I honestly feel like the Dice Gods are trolling me right now
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>>4466854
The Dice gods love physical Rolls: Anne will have a 10 pack soon
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https://youtu.be/jP6mMv5F3cM
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But that doesn't matter! the fight isn't over yet! This is so much fun! you can barely handle it. Sure you've gotten beaten up quite a bit, but its the first time its happened to you. Fighting Dio is so much better than that runt from earlier! You almost wish you could keep at it for awhile longer. Its such a fun game! but You don't think Dio or any of the other boys, would let you keep brawling all day long! Even jojo would have his limits.

Dio looks at you as you finish laughing, and just start giggling. He throws a punch and you block it, pushing his arm aside as you step up to him, grinning ear to ear.

He tries to stop you with a jab with his other fist, but you smack his arm down. He takes a step back and brings his guard up, right before you start wailing on him, swinging hard and fast. Each hit pushes him back, his gloved hands flying back towards his face with every hammer like blow you throw at him. And then, as you're just a step or two away from the ring, you throw a right jab at his head again. He sways out of the way, barely avoiding it. You swing your other arm up, Aiming for his stomach. He notices and hunches over, closing up his defenses.

You hit him anway, and force him to fall backwards. And that's when you bring your right back around to hit him in the side, the same one where you landed your first hit of the match on.

Dio winces, clenching his teeth as he falls back letting out a shout of pain. His eyes close for a moment, but shoot back open as you step forward to press the attack.

You can hear jojo's voice rise above the rest of the cheers, screaming "GO, ANNA GO! YOU HAVE HIM ON THE ROPES"

Only when he quiets down can you hear the rest.

"She's the strongest girl I've ever seen! its like she's made of iron!

"COME ON DIO! YOU'VE ALMOST GOT HER, DON'T LOSE LIKE THIS"

"Eh his fancy footwork isn't helping him now is it?"

"How is she still going! she should be dead by now!? Right?"

"And she doesn't know how to fight?! Scary"

"Just who do you think you are?" Dio asks in the moment you move up to keep up your assault on him "Anna Anderton?!"

Eeeh? what a stupid question! he answered it himself!

What do you
[] Keep wailing on him (str check)
[] Try to Finish it with a hook to the face, like he did to jojo (Str check)
[] Throw a jab, lean to the side and punch his head with your other hand (Dex check)
[] "Eh? I'm me of course! haha!"
[] write in
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>>4466882
>[] "Eh? I'm me of course! haha!"
>[] Throw a jab, lean to the side and punch his head with your other hand (Dex check)
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>>4466882
>[] "Eh? I'm me of course! haha!"
>[] Throw a jab, lean to the side and punch his head with your other hand (Dex check)
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>>4466882
>[] "Eh? I'm me of course! haha!"
[] Throw a jab, lean to the side and punch his head with your other hand (Dex check)
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>>4466937
>>4466907
>>4466899

Clear winner here

Please roll me 1d20+dex DC 17

Also, are you guys having fun with this quest so far?
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Rolled 14 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>4466956
I'm liking it so far.
Looking forward to Post-Timeskip Anna.

Unrelated sidenote; does anyone else not trust Maria? For some reason she's making all of my "Bitch in Sheep's Clothing" alarms go off.
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Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>4466956
pretty fun so far.
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>>4466956
D-don't get the wrong idea OP. I'm only rolling because the rolls totals were so pathetic. N-not because I'm invested or anything...
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>>4466981
>>4466986
>>4467010
Glad to hear it! also writing.
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>>4466981
Inb4 post time skip Anna is a completely unrecognizable woman who has married and settled down.
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>>4467049
Anon this is Jojo not Dragon Ball.
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"Eh?" You ask as you block the punch he throws suddenly, and then the next "I'm me of course! Hahaha". You keep laughing as Dio's expression changes to something like confusion and shock mixed in with his temper, right after you spoke.

He's left speechless, his guard falling for a second as he just stares at you, his mouth hanging open a bit as if he can't figure out what you just said. it only last for a moment, but its enough for you to take advantage of, and take another trick from Dio's book. His best trick in fact! but used a little differently.

"Are you actually..." He begins to say, before you toss out a quick right jab, which he blocks, cutting off whatever he was going to say. And as soon as he starts moving to guard his face, you lean to the other side and throw a jab from your left.

Dio's eyes catch it, and you see them following your fist as it races towards his head. But you didn't give him enough time or room to react to it anyway else. He's blocked in and has spent himself trying to beat you down. His tricks and the hits he landed ending up not mattering, Not that you cared about them anyways, it was all in good fun after all!

You gloved fist flies past his guard, and finishes its journey with a thump. You end up hitting Dio in his forehead. The blow knocks his head back. But he keeps his fists up and ready until the bell is rung and cheers drown out the announcer shouting your name.

Dio closes his eyes, his brow furrowing as he dropped up his arms, with an upset look on his face. You pull your arm back, and throw your hands up into the air, hollering along with the cheers and shouts outside of the ring.

"I DID IT, I DID IT!" You cheer, bouncing up on your toes a few times as Dio slowly opens his eye and sighs.

"Congratulations" he says through his teeth, already untying one of his glove's strings. He looks kind of grumpy now "I didn't expect you to have so much Stamina, and stubbornness. But its your win, for now"

"You're a quick learner, Anna" Jojo says, moving to the side of the ring you forced Dio to "you really did well for your second fight, and You to Dio, I've never seen footwork like that before, its amazing. I don't think I could beat it. if I'm being honest"

'Yeah could you teach us how to move like that?" Another boy asks with sparkling eyes "Is that how they box where you're from?"

"You know I was worried you'd just get beat up' A different boy says to you "But you really know how to take a punch! I didn't know girls could be that tough"
"Yeah had a few of us scared there for awhile" Another one adds
Dio remains silent, just untying his gloves, seemingly putting all his focus into the task. He clicked his tongue and sighed.

"I'll beat you both next time" He says, determination burning in his otherwise cold eyes, and begins to leave.

"Oh that sounds perfectly alright...dio?" He says before frowning. He shrugs and turns back to you.
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>>4467068

"I'll teach you the basics before then Anna, you'll be a force to be reckoned with if you learn how to box properly" Jojo says excitedly , his hurt eyes slightly opened now .

What do you do?
[] Celebrate with jojo and boast
[] Give Jojo his winnings and congratulate him on his win
[] Dio looks sad. Why not try to cheer him up?
[] Head home, asking Jojo to say Hi to Erina later for you.
[] write in
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>>4467077
>"When the short kid wakes up tell him that he'll be contributing to the wagers of my future fights."
>Sneak up behind Dio and ruffle his hair
>"You don't have to be so grumpy about loosing, you did great out there. If you want to beat me so badly why don't we train together some time, I'm sure we could learn a thing or two from each other. Do you have more tricks like the one you used on Jojo?"
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>>4467080
supporting.
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>>4467077
>[] Dio looks sad. Why not try to cheer him up?
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>>4467089
The write in wins!
Writing
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You nod, watching Dio make his way out of the ring and heading for the hill that looked over the tournament and the old stone ruins that surrounded it.

"Oh, when you see Benjamin again, tell him He'll be helping pay for my wagers in my future fights" You say, looking back to the crowd before you start to follow after Dio.

"Anna" Jojo asks after a gasp "Wasn't beating him enough?"

"Oh Jojo! Lets train some other time okay! there's something I need to do right now" You say quickly, remembering the offer he made you "And I didn't I said he'd pay, just that'd he'd help! that isn't so bad is it, anyways, I have to go, see you jojo!"


"Eh, Benjamin's a wimp, that wanted to steal your girl jojo!" One of the other boys says in surprise "Are you really worried about him?"

"I told you already, Anna is just my friend" You hear jojo argue behind you "And of course, being stronger than someone doesn't mean you can push them around, and Have a nice day Anna, take it easy okay?"

"Then why are you letting her do it?" the other boy asks "She's the one who knocked him into next monday"

"Because, I don't think she's trying to be mean or cruel, she's just a little inconsiderate is all." Jojo replies and that's the last you hear of that conversation. You just hoped one of them would tell him so you didn't have to waste YOUR allowance just to fight and have fun. It should be free really.

But that isn't important right, now what's important is trailing Dio. You follow him to the road, and track him down it, staying by the side of it. You watch him from behind trees and old stone sheep walls, making sure he doesn't slip away before you tell him you want to tell him.

He keeps going, looking as if he's deep in thought, his hands tucked into his pants pockets as he goes along. Which is perfect for you and what you're planning on doing. He stops beneath the shadow of a tree and stares up at the sky.

He doesn't noticed you rushing up behind you, but he notices when you ruffle his hair playfully. He whips around, eyes burning with anger, until he sees you and his harsh eyes narrow.

"Anna" He says, and only says that before he pushes you hand away "What are you doing? Haven't you humiliated me enough already?"

"Eh, when did I do that?' You ask innocently as he pouts, furrowing his brow

"In the ring" He says, forcing a smile "But what do you want, besides to bother me"

"You don't have to be so grumpy about losing" You say, crossing your arms and standing on your toes "You did great out there"

"Did you come all this way to tell me that?" He asks, sounding like he doesn't believe you "That I fought well? I lost a fight I should've won easily, Next time it will be a much different story"

"If you want to beat me so badly why don't we train together sometime" You ask happily, taking a long step and walking with him as he tries to leave "I'm sure we could learn a thing or two from each other"
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>>4467308

"Oh yes certainly, I could learn so much from..." Dio said with a roll of his eyes, before he looked at you smiling and frown, putting a fist against his chin. After awhile he smiled.

"Actually Anna, I think I could do that, you have quite of potential after all, but wasn't Jojo going to teach you?" He asks with that sugar sweet voice of his "I thought I heard him talking about it before I left"

You shrug, your long red hair catching on the wind as it blew past the two of you.

"He offered, but your boxing is different from His and the rest's" You say excitedly "Do you have any more tricks like the one you used on Jojo?"

"You mean the new defensive boxing technique I use?" He asks, his voice warming up as his expression softens somewhat "I suppose I could teach it to you, if you didn't spread it around"

"Yeah yeah yeah!" You say nodding your head "I'd like to learn it! it seems really useful!"

He set his bag down between the two of you.

"You know, I was saving this to share with Jojo, but I don't think he'd appreciate it as much as you" He says as he kneels down and retrieves something from out of the bag "Besides I was worried he might tattle on me if I did tell him"

Dio didn't know Jojo to well did he? He lied to keep you and Erina out of trouble, why would he tattle over something dio had?

Dio held out the thing he took out of his bag. It was a tube, with a stick on the end, and a fuse tied to it, with a pointed cap on top of it. A firework? Where'd he get one?

Dio smiles and tosses it into the air. A second later there's a loud, teeth shacking boom as the firework explodes. Your eyes go wide with wonder.

"Wooow!" You shout out happily as Dio laughs

"Yeah I was worried Jojo would run and tell his father if I showed him" He says basking in your amazement at his secret "thinking it was too dangerous, so it seemed like a waste. But I knew you would Enjoy them Anna"

What do you do?
[] ask to throw one
[] ask where he got them
[] Tell him Jojo wouldn't tattle, you know he wouldn't
[] write in
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>>4467364
>[] ask to throw one
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>>4467364
>[] ask to throw one
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>>4467415
>>4467411
writing
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"Can I throw one?!" You ask, now very excited. that thing just exploded! it was amazing! you had to throw one, it looked like so much fun. Your mind was abuzz with the possibilities of what you could do with a few of those things. Sure they might be a bit dangerous, but that just made them more exciting! you had to at least throw one, it just seemed like too much fun not to! that one exploded in that most wonderful way! So loud and bright.

Dio shrugs and toss you one, which you catch quite easily.

"Well I don't see why not, after all, If you're Jojo's friend, we should be seeing each other often, no?" Dio says kindly "Just be sure to throw it nice and far, these things pack quite the punch"

Dio chuckled as he saw how you were inspecting it, roughly and thoroughly.

"I have to light it first, for it to work right?" You ask, shaking it to see if you could figure out was inside of it. All you were was some shifting which didn't tell you much.

"How else would you use it?" Dio asks, pulling a match from his pocket and striking it for you "But I knew you would enjoy this kind of thing"

You hold out the firework, and Dio comes and lights it for you.

"Now toss it!" he says with a grin as you hold it in your hand for a second "Wherever you want, there's no one else around, so you don't have to worry about hurting anyone"

You pitch it up into the air above you and Dio, and then look up to watch it in wide eyed wonder.

It flies up, the fuse buring and growing shorter by the second. It vanishes completely as it arcs back down, and then

*BANG*

You laugh, lifting up your new hat by its brim. The fireball is already vanishing on the wind, as pieces of the firework rain down with the smell of burning and a familiar smell! Ah, your dad's old hunting rifles! they smell like that!.

"So, pretty fun isn't it?" Dio asks, as he picks up his bag "I mostly use them for fishing, but there is something just so addicting about tossing them into the air, isn't there?"

What do you say
[] YEAH IT WAS REALLY FUN! WHERE DID YA GET THOSE
[] Can I throw another one? I want to see how far I can throw one
[] So I can't tell Jojo about these then? I'm pretty sure we could trust him to not tattle on us
[] (Burning blood) Hey lets tie a few together! that'll be even better!
[] write in
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>>4467566
>[] (Burning blood) Hey lets tie a few together! that'll be even better!
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>>4467566
>[] (Burning blood) Hey lets tie a few together! that'll be even better!
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>>4467566
>You use them for fishing? How does that work? I've never been fishing before.
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>>4467566
Always go for Trait options

[] (Burning blood) Hey lets tie a few together! that'll be even better!
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>>4467566
>[] (Burning blood) Hey lets tie a few together! that'll be even better!
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>>4467660
>>4467585
>>4467577
>>4467576
Burning blood wins, Writing
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But wasn't it kind of wimpy? Like sure the first one seemed loud and brilliantly bright, but by the second it just kind of seemed, well not as impressive. it was like comparing a match to a bonfire. It just wasn't enough to satisfy you. Like a match couldn't keep you warm, those fireworks would just get boring and mundane if you kept throwing them. Sure you were kind of worn out from the beating Dio gave you in the ring, but your heart hadn't been satisfied with just that fight. Sure it was amazing and so much fun, but you were still wanting more. and Dio's fireworks were your ticket for the excitement you were craving. Yeah one of them wasn't that amazing. But what about two going off at once? What about three? Four?! FIVE! OR EVEN MORE. You could feel your smile curling into a excited grin as you imagined what that would look and sound lie. A great big ball of fire and a thunderclap right up next to your ears. It spoke to something deep inside you and made your tummy feel all fluttery at the thought.

"Yeah yeah" You say nodding, as your eyes lock on Dio's bag "HEY! Lets tie a few together! That'll be even better?"

"Oh?" Dio asked with a curling smirk, like a cats smile "You know if anyone found out, we'd both get in trouble right?"

"Yeah and?" You ask as Dio danced his fingers over his back, enjoying your barely restrained excitement at the idea of making a huge explosion.

"Hmmmm" Dio said, rubbing his chin in thought "You know it took me awhile to make these, it'd be such a waste to just use all of them at once, without some compensation"

"Eh?" You gape, showing your impatience and disappointment "Come on! It'll be amazing! Just imagine it"

Dio frowned.

"Well? How much is it worth to you" He asked teasingly "just curious"

What do you suggest?
[] I'll be your friend!
[] I still have some money in my coat
[] I'll teach you something only I know!
[] (Burning blood) "We get to blow something to smithereens! isn't that alone worth doing it for?"
[] Write in
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>>4467716
Danced his fingers over his bag, not back. No one is jojo posing quite yet
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>>4467716
>[] I'll be your friend!
anna is good, anna is pure
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>>4467716
>[] I'll be your friend!
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>>4467716
>"I'll take you out on a date!"
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>>4467716
>[0 int] I've got an idea! What if you bet them on our next fight? I'm not sure what I'd bet in return, but there must be something you want, right?
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>>4467750
Okay this made me laugh
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>>4467761
Anna is brilliant! Surely nothing could go wrong with giving Dio an open ticket on what we'd bet!
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>>4467729
>>4467727
Saying you'd be his friend wins, writing
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Well that's simple! the best, most worth while thing you could offer someone else. Friendship!. What an easy question.

"I'll be your friend" You say sweetly, happily smiling as Dio continues frowning for awhile before letting out a sigh.

"So, in exchange for me using up all my supply of fireworks, you'd be my friend" He said with a smirk

"Yeah!" You say with a confident grin, crossing your arms and nodding "What could be better? I'm a great friend, just ask Jojo!"

"Didn't you only meet him yesterday?" Dio asks, raising and eye brow and pointing at you like he was accusing you of something.

"So what? He's still my friend" You say pouting "Just means I have to get to know him more is all"

"Enough of a friend to decide to fight in his place, despite only knowing him for a day" Dio says with a laugh " "What a simple, carefree life you must live, Anna. I am a little envious of you, in that regard"

"What's so weird about being friends for a day? We've been friends for two now" You say with a smug look on your face "And besides, I also wanted to fight you, my first fight was so booring after all and"

You shrug and giggle.

"You looked fun to fight" You say, still smiling as Dio gives you a look like he was judging you like a fresh piece of fruit at a store "So what do you say, Dio? Want to be my friend? You're going to be teaching me that swaying thing anyways"

"I have a feeling you will not take no for an answer, if I gave it" He replies "And I was just curious, see it was a test, to see what you saw as valuable, what you treasure"

You stare at him a little confused. a test? what was he talking about now?

"Don't worry about it Anna, Now why don't we go blow something to hell" Dio says with a wicked grin "Just remember, don't tell Jojo about this, or that defensive technique. They'll be our little secrets".

Did he just say hell? You didn't think he'd have such a dirty mouth with the way he talks. It sounded weird coming from a voice like Dio's.

What do you do?
[] Ask why he thinks Jojo will tattle, he doesn't seem like the type.
[] Hug Dio happily, then blow something to pieces
[] "So, you just moved here right? What do you think?"
[] "So, how do you fish with a firework?"
[] write in
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>>4467857
>[] Ask why he thinks Jojo will tattle, he doesn't seem like the type.
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>>4467857
>"So, you just moved here right? What do you think?"
>Did you have many friends back in London?
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>>4467875
Supporting
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>>4467875
Supporting
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>>4467902
>>4467884
>>4467875

Winner! writing!
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"Alright" You say, shrugging your shoulders "So where are we going to set those things off at?"

"I know a place just follow me" Dio says, turning down the road, and walking down it as he motioned you to follow him "I'll lead the way"

"Oh? didn't you just move here, how'd you know a place already?" You ask you walk beside him, the wind starting to pick up again.

"I was stretching my legs earlier, that's all" He says "Don't have to walk too far to find somewhere secluded around here"

"OH yeah! you're from London, Aren't you Dio?" You say, remembering he mentioned it before he fought Jojo "it must've been so crowded there"

"That's not the word I'd use to describe it" Dio says without missing a beat

"So what do you think?" You ask, making dio's brow scrunch up again, as he turns to you.

"About what?" he asks, somewhat annoyed, stopping to hear your answer

"Oh, I meant about here, what do you think of the countryside" You ask curiously "Even if you haven't been here for long, its got to be a lot different than London was, right?"

Dio goes quite, his lip twitching up and his nose scrunching before his expression returned to just a simple frown, except his eyes. they got a distant look in them before he smiled.

"Oh you have no idea Anna, everyone here is so kind and sincere, Just look at you for example. Fighting for friends you made yesterday, Or Jojo, who I heard did the same" Dio says softly, as he starts walking again "Of course, that's a generalization of what I've seen in a day and a half here, so I'm not quite certain yet but"

He smiles a bit wider.

"Back in London, there wasn't anyone I'd describe as trusting" Dio says still speaking in a soft tone as he looked ahead "or trust worthy, but here its an entirely different story"

"Did you have many friends back in London?" You ask, and dio's eyes darken, as his smile turns to a frown almost instantly. He didn't say anything for awhile, he just stood there.

"No" He said suddenly and sharply "I did not, but that's behind me now"

He started walking again, shaking his head as he went. Oh, so he was kind of like you then?

What do you do
[] Just follow him, you have fireworks to set off
[] Tell him you know how that feels.
[] Ask him more questions about what it was like in london
[] Tell him he's luck he has a "brother" like Jojo, Your sister isn't anything like you.
[] write in
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>>4467948
>[] Tell him you know how that feels.
>[] Tell him he's luck he has a "brother" like Jojo, Your sister isn't anything like you.
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Letting you guys know, I'm heading off to bed now. I may be a bit slower with the updates tomorrow, since one of my teeth has started bothering me a bit in like the last hour or so. it might stop by then, but I felt I should warn you guys just in case.

As usual, I'll tally up the votes when I wake up, post the update then, and put a link in the general thread.
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>>4467948
>Tell him you know how that feels.
Anna wouldn't want to imply that he's lucky after knowing his father recently died.
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>>4467993
on second thought, yeah probably will just go with just this then.
>[] Tell him you know how that feels.
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>>4467948
>[] Tell him you know how that feels.
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>>4467948
>[] Tell him you know how that feels.
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>>4468264
>>4468002
>>4467997
>>4467993
Awake and writing.
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"I know how what that feels like, being lonely" You say, frowning as memories of your friends from before leaving you because of your outbursts, but it didn't hit as hard as it did when you were with Erina.

"What its like not to have" You say, pausing and picking through the words you could use "that many friends"

Dio eyes narrow, and he takes a few more steps before he speaks to you.

"I put it behind me, it's pointless to talk about such things any further" he says, sounding more than upset now, before he smiles again "Besides, weren't we about to play? lets not get stuck on depressing topics, it'll ruin the fun"

Dio must've really not have had that many friends if its such a sensitive topic for him. But you thought the same. Live in the now, the past is the past. Why get upset over it when you can be having fun now? the thought just seems a little silly to you. You can't change the past after all, its impossible, so why bother worrying about it.

"Alright, I just figured I should let you know you weren't alone in feeling lonely like that" You say with a shrug as you jog ahead of him a bit "So how much further do we need to go, Dio?"

"Not much further now, and I don't need your pity" He says as he walks past you again, looking back at you as you catch "as I've said many times now, its behind me"

"Oh that's good" you say, nodding as you follow dio down a dirt path deeper into the hills, looks relatively new compared to the road it branches off of "I was starting to worry we'd be walking all day"

"As far as I know, this place doesn't have any houses or other building near it for some distance" Dio says, checking his bag as he spoke "which means its perfect for our purposes of mischief'

The path snakes along the bottoms of a few hills, putting the few houses you past further out of view as you walk down it to wherever Dio is leading you to set of his firework. You don't think you've been as far out in this direction before. There's an eerie sort of quite to the place. The only sound being your and Dio's footsteps scraping off the dirt as the two of you walk towards wherever he intends to blow to pieces with those fireworks of his.

"Your patience has paid off, Anna, we're here" Dio says, having been silent since you stepped onto the path leading to his secret spot "Where there's no one around to hear the blast, and if anyone does, they won't be able to trace where it came from. The perfect place to do this, without getting into any trouble"

It was just a clearing, with a few of over grown pieces of ruin being swallowed up by the grasses, weeds and wild bushes growing here. There was a small stream a bit deeper into it, but it probably didn't have any fish or frogs in it, it was so tiny and thin.

Dio sets his bad down and opens it. He starts to pull out the fire works one by one, and set them into a stack next to them.
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>>4468463

What do you do?
[] Just watch the fire works with Dio
[] Ask Dio if he thinks the blast will be strong enough to crack stone, like those pieces of old staircase over there
[] Look over Dio's shoulder as he works, and pester him with questions.
[] Wander around while you wait
[]write in
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>>4468469
>[] Look over Dio's shoulder as he works, and pester him with questions.
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>>4468469
>[] Just watch the fire works with Dio
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Well I'm going to wait for more votes to come in. if that's alright
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>>4468469
>[] Just watch the fire works with Dio
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>>4468574
>>4468491
speak of the devil, writing
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You just sit by and watch, deciding to take a sit wait for him to finish preparing as he empties his bag and starts to prepare the fireworks. He kneels down, with a serious look on his face, binding the stack of explosives together wit a pieces of string. He ties it tight and then reaches for another, wrapping it a bit lower, and tying it to the first to tie it off. He repeats this two more times. When he is done, he has a bundle of ten fire works, stack one on top of two on top of three on top of four, all wrapped with string. He gives it a quick toss in the air to see if it'll hold and smiles, happy with what he sees, as he catches it and not a single one of them falls out of place. The bundle is so tightly tied that it doesn't even shift slightly, its like the ten tubes of firework were always together as one rather than being ever separated.

"Good job" you say quietly as Dio nods

"Of course I did it" He says with a smug smirk as he walks around the clearing a bit, pacing around as he tried to judge and figure out where he should put the bundle down. Where to set off, what to blast to smithereens. Oh just thinking about it made your head and fingers tingle! it was so exciting! how big of a boom would it make? Would something catch fire? there was so much to see you could barely stand waiting, so you followed right behind dio.

"Now" He says after a few moments of studying the surroundings and deciding on a bundle of thick berry bushes by the stream to be the target of your destructive entertainment. He reaches down and ties all ten of the fuses together and holds it up.

"After I light it, we're going to run back towards the path" He says, striking a match with his free hand "There won't be much time before this goes off, and we'll want as much distance as we can get"

He notices you about to complain

"While still being able enjoy the show" He says, putting the match to the fuse "NOW GO!"

He pushes your shoulder to get you going, and breaks off into a sprint, which you match as the fuse starts to burn. it almost seems to burning quicker than the one you threw, like even it is excited about what its about to unleash into the world. Laughing, you run alongside Dio, holding your flat cap down as your hair danced behind you like a great ribbon of red.

He stops, digging his heels in the dirt to stop himself, apparently reaching safety. You instead slip and slide, stopping on your back, still laughing as you rolled over to watch the show.

Dio crouched down next to you. and you didn't even realize you were still your hat down onto your head, as you watched.

There was a moment of silence, the bushes' branches swaying in the wind as if they were waving good bye.

And then it happened. With all the force of an angry god, or hateful devil, the bundle of fireworks all went off at once. There noise and fire destroyed the silence, absolutely.

*BANG!!!!*
cont
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>>4468607

A ball of fire almost as large as yourself rose out of the bushes, a wave of air fleeing from it. You couldn't hear yourself as you yelled in amazement and awe. Whole branches were blown off of the bushes, flying into the air, scorched and splintered. What remained of the bushes was blackened and parts of it were on fire. Most of its leaves had been blown away, and you could see a few of them drifting down already.

The fire climbed into the sky, smoke and the smell of gunpowder chasing it as it slowly curled and started to fade without fuel for it to feed on. the smoke remained and drifted off into the sky.

Your ears were ringing.

"AMAZING!" You yell happily, and see that Dio is laughing as well now, with a big grin on his face.

"That was More than amazing!" he says with a twinkle in his eye "shame we can only do it once, but"

He shook his head

"What a hell of a sight" He says, quickly regaining his composure "you were right, that was a lot more fun that just throwing one"

"Of course I was, how could I be wrong about something like this? Bigger and louder is better when it comes to fire works!" You say almost panting from the sheer rush of what you just witness. Your heart is pounding like it was trying to punch its way out of your chest and start running around.

"If only there were more people here to see, I bet the boys at the boxing league would've loved this" You say, as dio just watches the smoke get taken away by the wind.

"Well, some of them might" He says with a shrug of his shoulders, before he gets back onto his feet "others might've tattled and got us in trouble"

What do you do?
[] Ask Dio if he can play for a bit longer
[] Remember you have to go home and start running
[] "I'm pretty sure any kid would love to see something like this! it was amazing!"
[] Ask Dio if he has anything else fun in that bag of his
[] write in
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>>4468624
>[] Ask Dio if he has anything else fun in that bag of his
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>>4468721
Seems to be a bit slow today, but that's perfectly fine. No real need to rush after all
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>>4468624
>[] Ask Dio if he has anything else fun in that bag of his
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>>4468808
>>4468721
Writing
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"Well do you have anything else fun in that bag of yours?" You ask, sitting up and reaching for his bag, which causes Dio to grab and pull it closer to himself..

"Were you going to go looking through it yourself?" He asks with a sneer, before he sets the bag back down on the other side of him "You really are a blithe girl, aren't you Anna?"

You didn't know what that word meant but you were sure you've heard it before. Maybe you did know and you just forgot its meaning.

"I guess?" You say, raising an eyebrow and trying your best to sound like you knew what he was calling you, it didn't sound mean so it probably wasn't, right?.

"But do you have anything else we can play with in your bag, Dio?" You ask bluntly, looking down at it past Dio's leg, stuffing your hands back into your coats pocket.

"I doubt you can play with textbooks and journals" Dio says with a snort of a chuckle "And besides that, nothing I'd lend out, especially for play"

"Really?" You ask sadly, pouting and looking up from the bag "Are you sure there isn't something? anything at all we could play with?"

"Unless you want to play five finger filet" He says without much thought "then again, you might enjoy that, actually"

You hadn't heard of that game before, but judging from the name you had a few ideas for why you hadn't.

"Tch that's a pain" You grumble, hanging your head with a side "Well, do you have any other ideas?"

"For what?" Dio asked, picking his bag back up and swinging it over his shoulder "of what to play? nothing comes to mind, and its almost time for lunch, isn't it? We could play more later, but I at least, have things to do Anna"

What do you do
[] try to convince him to play awhile longer, fishing? Frog catching? Climbing? Racing? Wrestling? (Cha check
[] "Okay, that's a promise though" *go home alone*
[] Follow dio on your way back
[] "Fiiine, I'll just go play with Erina then"
[] write in
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>>4468855
>[] Follow dio on your way back
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>>4468863
Supporting, lets follow Dio
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>>4468913
>>4468863
Writing
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Dio turns to leave, and you follow behind him. He glances back at you, but keeps walking and you keep following him as he goes. The wind starts to pick up again, carrying the scent of smoke and gunpower down the dirt path at the bottom of the hills. Neither of you say anything until you get to the road the path split off of, and start back the way the both of you came from.

You start to whistle, putting your hands on the back of your head as you do, not in any particular rush to get back home. Since surely someone must've checked on your room by now. So the way saw it, you were in trouble anyways, so why worry about it.

"I take it your home is this way, and you're not just following me in the vague hope I'll decide to keep playing if you do?" Dio asks dully as you take a few long steps to get to his side. with a smile on your lips, you shrug and look up to watch the clouds slowly crawling across the sky.

"its always nice to have company" You say casually as you don't try to keep up with Dio "Even if its just for a walk home"

"You didn't strike me as the fearful type" Dio says keeping his eyes on the road, not looking to you as he spoke

"We're going the same way is all, doesn't mean I'm afraid to go home alone" You say with a huff, stuffing your hands back into your coat's pockets again "I wander by myself all the time anyways"

"Sure sure, I'll be sure to tell Jojo I escorted you back home safely when I see him again" Dio says mockingly, with a smirk on his lips

"You want to get hit?" You ask angrily as Dio chuckled

"Its just a joke, calm down" He said calmly "You do have quite a temper, don't you"

"Sometimes" you grumble, you guess it was true, you did get angry pretty often "Anyways, when are you going to teach me that swaying thing you do, Dio?"

"Soon, but before the next boxing "tournament" Dio says before shaking his head "If they do have a schedule for those fights, Didn't find out when I was there"

"I wouldn't know" You answer "Maybe ask Jojo about it"
-

"Oh, were almost to my family's home" You say with a heavy sigh, dreading having to walk up to the gate now that you're actually here "Guess this is goodbye for now, Dio"

"Well, it was fun, Anna" Dio says, socking you in the shoulder gently "Remember, next time we meet in the ring, you won't be as lucky"

"It wasn't luck Dio!" You shout at him as he keeps walking down the road, giving you a dismissive wave.

"We'll see about that when the time comes" He says confidently, you can just barely hear a chuckle as he keeps walking away "But for now, Goodbye"

You shake your head, feeling annoyed about what Dio just said just now, watching him go for a few seconds before you look up at you family's manor. Somehow it seems more imposing than it did last night, or earlier today. Probably should've come home earlier.
You really weren't looking forward to this.
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>>4469042

Maybe you got lucky and they just never checked on you throughout the day? Some how that didn't seem as likely as you getting into trouble again today.

What do you do?
[] Just walk in, and act like nothing's happened
[] Try to sneak back into your room (dex check)
[] Decide to go play with Erina for awhile instead
[] loudly announce you're back and had a fight, cause you're already in trouble, so why avoid it
[] write in
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>>4469047
>[] Just walk in, and act like nothing's happened
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>>4469047
>[] Just walk in, and act like nothing's happened
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>>4469047
>[] Just walk in, and act like nothing's happened
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>>4469047
>[] Just walk in, and act like nothing's happened
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>>4469049
>>4469054
>>4469056
>>4469074
Easy winner chicken dinner, writing
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Well no point in being sneaky or trying to avoid, its better to just get back inside and act like nothing's happened, even though you're wearing clothes you bought off some boys you don't know and you've been in a "fight" and a "Fight" And watched a few bushes turn into a campfire. And made a new friend, even if Dio's a bit prickly, but that's excusable, he's lost his family and is somewhere new. you'll sure he'll loosen up soon enough.

Smiling, you walk up to the gate of your families manner and sure enough it is still locked with a chain looped around the two halves of the gate.

Luckily, your family's gate doesn't have spikey parts on it like the Jojo estate, and you've climbed over it more than one. Its actually easier than most trees, and the walls around it.

You're sitting up on top of it, hanging your legs over it, when you see The gardener coming up, using his rake like a cane as he marches up to the gate. Guess he was cleaning up around the grounds earlier.

"Oy, you, don't you know trespassing is" He says angrily, swinging the rake around threateningly before he notices you have long, bright and vivid red hair and he stops "ANNA!?"

"Hey Mr Burgess, hard at work are you?" You ask with a smile as you drop down and dust off your pants, tipping your hat to him as he stares at you, his eyes almost popping out of his head as he looks at you with wide eyed disbelief.

"What are you wearing?" he asks, sternly "Miss Anna, did you sneak out?"

You stare at him, looking back at the gate than at him until he realizes he just asked a very stupid question. You don't say a thing and just roll your shoulders before going back to walking to the front of your family's home.

"Okay, that should be obvious, I realize" He says walking beside you "I'm just curious as to how you managed it, Old Hubert and the maids checked every corner of the yard and"

"Why would I tell you how I snuck out? Are you feeling okay Mr Burgess?" You ask with a smile, feeling a little impish as the gardener sighed and shook his head "Maybe lie down in the shade for awhile"

"I have work to do young Lady" He chuckles before letting out a wistful sigh "Just don't tell Hubert, poor old dog would keel over if her heard, has enough on his plate cause of you as is"

"Oh he's still nice and hale and hearty, he'd be fine" You laugh, skipping up the stairs leading to the front door, leaving the gardener to his work. Opening the door and stepping inside, you see one of your family's maids dusting and cleaning one of the windows.

She turns and looks confused for a second before she notices your hair. And then goes back to her cleaning. So far, so good. Haven't run into mother yet, so you weren't dead yet. Seemed you weren't in more trouble.

Then as if summoned by your thoughts, You saw Hubert walking on the upper floor, towards the direction of your room, With Maria in tow.

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>>4469199
"Cannot believe she's been moping in her room a day, even after her outburst last night. She's never been this gloomy for" He mumbles and complains to your sister as he shuffles along. Maria notices you first, pouting slightly. You remember how much she cried the night before.

"Hubert" She says, standing there as the butler continues on for a few steps "She's out of her room"

"Hmm, did she come out already" Hubert asked "How could you tell?"

Maria just turns back to you.

"Fairly easily, good sir" She says, almost giggling.

"OH! I was worried you'd be inconsolable Anna, I am glad your not in such a grim mood as that" Hubert says happily "Your mother and father sent us to fetch you for lunch, they hoped your sister would be able to convince you to come out"

Wait, why weren't they surprised at what you wearing, had they gone funny in the head.

"I am glad you saw reason and" Hubert continues sounding proud, while you just looked up at your older sister as she smiled softly.

"You snuck out without checking your dresser, didn't you?" She asked sounding amused, and barely holding back from laughing

"WHAT?!" Hubert gasped, turning a bit pale "But we checked the entire grounds! there are no ways in or out without being seen and...and"

"how'd you know!" You yelp before realizing your mistake as Maria laughs "I mean I didn't!"

"Anna, I know you're a bit headstrong, but did you really not leave without even checking the dresser, or the note by your bed?' She asked sweetly, now only giggling gently like the proper lady she is

"I saw the note but I couldn't...read..the end of it" You say slowly as Maria nods.

"Yes, Mother and Father had a bit of an argument after you were punished and sent to bed" Maria says happily "And, they reached a compromise, after I suggested it"

Maria seemed to take a bit of pride because of that, since she was all puffed up now.

"And while you were sleeping, like a rock as you always do, Father and Mother got you clothes you wouldn't ruin out of spite or negligence" She says narrowing her eyes "and undo hours of work someone puts in to making dresses for you, since you don't like standing around to be fitted"

"Why wasn't I told!?" Hubert gasps looking betrayed.

"You'd tell her the second it happened, you're a good man Hubert, but you've always spoiled Anna" Maria says with a serious look on her face

"Wait really? Mom changed her mind?" You ask, completely caught off guard by this revelation.

"Not so much as changed her mind as realize just how stubborn you can be, little sister" Maria says sweetly, rocking her head side to side "But, did you really not check your dresser? which means you"

Maria figures out that to sneak out without looking through it.

"Oh so you snuck out in your nightgown" She says angrily before she sighed heavily "You are really a carefree girl, aren't you?"
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>>4469220

"Wait, how'd you know I did that, I could've just gotten dressed and gone hiding in a tree again" You say, pointing at her and hoping to draw her bluff, and that she hadn't just learned how to read minds or something.

"Anna, I saw the clothes they got you" She says calmly, smiling softly, you can tell she's still upset with you for sneaking out though "While they're all boyish clothes, none of them looked like that, since'

"mother helped pick them out' You say with a groan as Maria nods

"Yes, and if you apologize for ruining every dress I've made you over the years and scaring me so much last night, I won't tell her" Maria says, smiling as sweetly as ever "and You can trust Hubert, can't you?"

What do you do?
[] Apologize to save your skin
[] Stick your tongue out at her
[] "Wasn't mom furious? Why would she change her mind, even just a bit?"
[] [0 int] "OH I was worried you learned to read minds and knew I had gotten into a rough fight to!"
[] write in
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>>4469229
>Apologize to save your skin
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>>4469229
>[] Apologize to save your skin
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>>4469229
>[] Apologize to save your skin
>[] "Wasn't mom furious? Why would she change her mind, even just a bit?"
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>>4469229
>Apologize to save your skin
Make sure to hug her and ask to make it up to her. Maria did nothing wrong.
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>>4469229
>Apologize to save your skin
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>>4469276
>>4469262
>>4469242
>>4469240
>>4469238
Clear winner! writing
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Hubert had never betrayed you before, as Maria put it he had "Spoiled" you by ignoring your antics or even helping them. You wouldn't have that fishing pole and net in your room if it wasn't for him, for example. And while it wasn't on purpose, if he hadn't left the gate open yesterday, you wouldn't have met Jojo and Erina then, and Dio today. And you wouldn't have learned how to fight!. You could trust Hubert, he was a nice old man who before last night was the only one who had given up on trying to make you into a lady and girly. Like Maria is! Maria.

Could you trust your sister? She has lied to you before, to trick you into knitting lessons and to tea parties. But this was a bit more serious than either of those offenses. You frowned, looking up at her as twang of guilt stabbed in your heart.

And she does work really hard on your dresses, even if you didn't like wearing them most of the time. She isn't exactly wrong to be upset with you over that. And she's always been kind to you besides her admonishing you for not being lady like, and occasional scolding when she catches you doing something "bad" when mother isn't around.
Yeah you can trust Maria, she does try her best to be a good sister despite her not understanding you. And constantly reading her latest mushy gushy romance novel to you whenever you can't escape.

"You're scowling" She says noticing the expression you're making remembering her reading that one book about a Duke falling for a poor scottish girl and doing horrible voices for all the characters "Does that mean a no?"

"No no, I was just remembering something else" You say with a nervous laugh, you skin tingling as you realize just how close you got to being ratted out "And, yeah I'm really sorry about all the dress I've ruined, the ones you made me at least"

"Torn, covered in mud, stained in grass, having the lower half torn off, or the sleeves" She lists, counting off her fingers as Hubert looks away, trying to look innocent like a little kid despite his age "Waterlogged, cut along the back some how"

that was when you first went fishing alone, the hook caught on your dress and you ended up nearly casting it into the water off of yourself. not a fun day.

"Expensive fabric getting soaked and stained with wine the very day its made" She continued, looking at the ceiling and tapping a finger on her chin "Lets see if I can recall anymore off the top of my head"

"You don't have to list off every dress I messed up" You say meekly, bowing your head as she makes you remember EVERYTIME you ruined one of the dresses she spent hours or even days working on "I said sorry didn't I? I meant it Maria! You're just making me feel bad"

"Just making sure you aren't saying it just to save your bottom another beating" She said softly, warming but with ice in her eyes "and that you know just how much you hurt me every time you came home with a skirt of ribbons or...last night"
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>>4469348

She frowns, her voice filling with grief and sorrow. She thought you had run away. And the last thing that she had done before you ran off that day was to yell at you.

Your heart wasn't so much stabbed with guilt as wrapped in it now.

"I'm sorry Maria" You say quietly, not looking her in the eye, pouting a bit "I know how much work it takes to make one of those dress, but I just...like having fun"

"I understand that Anna, we should've given you some "playing" clothes a long time ago" She sighs, smiling for real now "its just...please don't scare me like that again? Tell someone when you're leaving, Mom was worried sick about you, father was petrified"

Playing clothes, were they still planning on having you wear dresses

"Are you going to make me wear dresses still" You say as Maria suddenly avoids your gaze and nervous chuckles

"Uh, well only for formal occassions" She says meekly "Another one of, mother's demands that she wouldn't let go of, what's that face you're making"

You hate "formal occasions" more than dresses, much more. That's usually where you get yelled at for no reason.

You groan, almost growling in disgust at the thought.

"Is that really so bad to you?" Maria asks with a pout of her lips, crossing her arms "Can't you stomach to wear dresses then at least"

"That isn't the problem, I don't like those kinds of parties, they're always so boring" Your groan, slouching forward in defeat "But, thanks for helping to convince mom"

"I know you do, but we have to go to them" Maria sighs, smiling again "And don't worry about it, Anna. I'm just glad you got home safe"

You really cannot tell her about the fight you had with Dio, and be careful about hiding the bruises from it.

What do you do?
[] Hug Anna, and tell her you didn't mean to hurt her feelings all those times
[] Tell Anna and Hubert about your new friends.
[] Go thank your mom and dad for listening to you last night after all
[] just go have lunch (time skip a few days)
[] write in
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>>4469363
>just go have lunch (time skip a few days)
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>>4469363
I know Anna has 0 int but is she really going to hug and talk to herself? I know its a typo but I found it somewhat funny.
>[] just go have lunch (time skip a few days)
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>>4469363
>[] just go have lunch (time skip a few days)
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>>4469363
>[] Hug Anna, and tell her you didn't mean to hurt her feelings all those times
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>>4469380
I mean if she had a stand it'd technically be possible buuuut yeah that's a pretty obvious typo. guess I was too caught up writing to notice it, lol
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>>4469389
>>4469380
>>4469375
short time skip wins! writing
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>>4469363
damn, missed the vote to hug
always vote to hug
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"Anyways, we came to bring tell you it was time for Lunch" Maria said with a nod "and I'm guessing you have to be hungry, unless you found something to eat in your adventure outside"

"Oh I haven't, and I really am sorry about those dresses" You say, waiting for your sister at the bottom of the stairs "But they were all I had to wear"

"Its alright Anna, you've apologized enough already, at least for me not to tattle on you" Maria giggled, covering her mouth with the back of her hand "You better be more gentle with the dresses you HAVE to wear now"

"I'm not going to another tea party with your friends" You grumble as Hubert helps your sister down the stairs.

"Hmm, maybe" She replies with a smile "All I have to do is mention they have sweets and you'll change your mind"

That might be true, but no one would enjoy the tea party with you around, at least not Maria's friends

"Well we don't want to keep your parent's waiting, the food will get cold if we don't hurry" Hubert says, butting into your conversation

"That's true, we can talk about tea parties later" Maria says happily, holding her hand out for you to hold onto "Besides, you have to be starving"

You didn't really pay attention to that, since you were having so much fun. You smirk and grab her hand.

"Don't scold me when I have bad manners" You warn as Maria sighs

"You have to worry about mother more than me for that, Anna, but you know that already" She says with a gentle smile as you walked side and side, before she stopped "Oh you need to get changed first"

"Why?" You ask, as she laughs

"Because mother would immediately realize those aren't the clothes she and father bought" She says, covering her mouth as she fell into hysterics "almost broke my promise already, sorry"

Hubert nodded

"I shall warn them you two will be awhile longer then" He says with a wink as you start laughing with your big sister.
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In the following days, Anna spent the time she didn't spend in school or lessons with her three new friends. Sometimes alone and sometimes as a group. During the time, when there was the time, Jojo taught her the basics of boxing while Dio showed you a few of his tricks. As she always had, she lived her life blissfully and free of worry. Though she was unaware of what one of her new friends was truly like, and how quickly bliss could end. But to the young lady herself, her life was truly in its spring, bright and filled with joy
-

What are you doing today?
[] being forced to follow your sister to a tea party, to "meet some friends, hopefully"
[] Learning new tricks with Dio
[] Over at Jojo's to play with Danny
[] Going fishing, having "borrowed" the gardener's straw hat so you wouldn't get sun burned
[] write in

>>4469438
There will be hugs in the future, I swear it
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>>4469444
>[] Over at Jojo's to play with Danny
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>>4469444
>[] being forced to follow your sister to a tea party, to "meet some friends, hopefully"
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