Suptg archived thread https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2023/5591859/Link to previous thread >>5591859Recap:You are Ookami, a fox working what you thought was a dead end office job in Japan. Your life still felt mostly empty besides the endless cycle of work,sleep,repeat. Recently you've decided to make some meaningful decisions or at least to make the best of the place you find yourself. You've pushed yourself to work harder towards a promotion and started being more social. While you've totally enjoyed your newfound friends it's put you in some tougher situations to navigate and started to make you reflect on and confront some of your past. The short of it is you used to be a bastard. You hurt people and made a lot of bad decisions that culminated in your parents kicking you out, eventually you managed to drag yourself back out of the pit with a newly found deep sense of empathy and an appreciation for all the opportunities you had and wasted. You've managed to combat the guilt and navigate these new challenges well and even find yourself on a date with Fenneko, a cute and snarky office gal. You've bonded a fair amount by being wing-canids for another mutual friend Haida and occasionally flirting the line by giving each other a compliment or flirting here and there but romance is a whole new thing.>Head in and loosen up You figure it should be fine and head in to the restaurant, you ask for a table for two and make some small talk with a familiar waiter while you wait to be seated. It's nice that they remember you and they play you up a bit remembering how humble you'd been the first time you came around. Fenneko plays along and ribs you about being so humble and throws in a compliment that it wouldn't hurt to flaunt looks like yours a bit more. You take the time to relax a bit too, There's definitely no need to stress over if Fenneko is taking this seriously or not. That's just how she is and you'd kinda miss the teasing if it stopped now. You hit her back telling her not to get too shitfaced since you don't wanna be dragging her home with her replying that you should be more worried about yourself since she's never seen you drink more than just a beer or two. You get seated after a bit and while it is a bit busy it's nice for the more casual vibe that you've been running with, you both have some time to flip through the menu leaving you with the choice of if you really wanna treat her or just have some food and drinks.You'll also need to decide what your conversational approach is going to be >>Romantic >>Lewd>>Keep it casual>>Hard to get>>Write in>All out (-1 Disposable income)>Just some food and drinks>More drinks than food>Just food for you> Write in
>>5633100Current morale(5/10)Gains^^Empathy^Disposable income - 1(Employee Status- Exemplary) Relationship totalsHaida 81Washimi 13Fenneko 96(??)Tsunoda 50Mannaka 1Retsuko 30Ton 49Komiya 50Kabe 5Resusake 1Komiya 3Inui 10
>>5633100>Casual and keep on teasing her, but gradually start doing some deep cut flirtingAlright, so what I got from last thread is that Fenneko won't take us seriously if we get too romantic or lewd (and might even take it the wrong way). She isn't good at revealing her own thoughts/feelings, and generally needs time to process what she thinks about something.>All out (-1 Disposable income)Might as well make it nice too, I mean it is the first date. We'll be fine after we get our promotion I bet.I think there was some discussion last thread about giving her the rundown of our past while at the restaurant/after it? Not anything detailed, but more like the gist of it (bad person, homeless, then getting our act together). Hopefully we get some more restaurant scenes to talk a bit more.>>5633101Does Komiya being there twice mean anything?
>>5633122Support for this.
>>5633122+1 Maybe Komiya has an evil clone?
>>5633122Nah i just goofed it, 50 is the total for Komiya haha>>5633188>>5633260>>5633471>>5633524You keep things causal for now and and set a precedent by telling her to get whatever she wants, she's a bit keen to not take advantage of you but figures it'd be rude not to if your offering and you both agree on an appetizer and start with some drinks. She's still pretty lightweight though and by the time you've finished that up you catch her staring at you a bit, you keep it casual and tease her a bit about her staring with her cutely denying it and trying to play it off that she was just thinking about how dumb you and Haida usually look running around the office all day. You retaliate by cutting a bit deeper and flirting back with her about her being the one on a date with the dumb guy and that gets a laugh and a blush out of her. You've got a bit of time before the entree's will show up if you wanted to talk about anything more, there's some stuff that'd be nice to get off your chest but it could kill the mood. If you didn't tell her earlier why bother now? >Tell her something>Keep it chill>More drinks>Leave>Write in
>>5633537>Ask her if she believes that people can change
>>5633537>Tell her somethingYou like to figure people out right? First dates are about to get to know each other anyway so why not play 20 questions?
>>5633537>Ask her a question
>>5633537>Keep on the chill talk for a while.>Talk about how fun it was to do detective work at the park with her, and how you even enjoyed the insult spitballing. Keep on chatting a bit more about that sort of stuff>>5633545>>5633549These are pretty good, but I'd rather lead up to it than immediately spring it on her. I mean, we haven't even gotten our first meal yet.Not saying we shouldn't tell her, just that we should try to lead up to it instead of just throwing it at her.
>>5633537>More drinks>Ask what her favorite color is, fun smalltalk like thatChill little date
>>5633552>>5633553Fenneko is a lightweight so she'll be too blasted if we can't get her to pace herself. I suggested 20 questions (we each ask each other questions throughout was the idea) as both a stall tactic and an easy way to lead into some potentially heavier stuff. Plus that doesn't make it all about us since we'll be asking questions to get to know her better too. If anyone has a better idea then I'm all ears though.
>>5633554That's actually a pretty good plan, and with any luck she'd be able to figure out that Ookami was homeless before she finds out some of the things we did (I do feel a bit better about it since it's likely she'll try not to pry too much after finding out about that photo. Though I don't want a repeat of what happened from trying to figure out our /lit/ hobby, and I'd hate to kill the mood so abruptly since it's the first date and all that).
>>5633552Yeah I figured that it might be too sudden. Keeping the chill talk for now an slowly drifting to the heavy stuff is better idea. So Im changing my vote to support you and that other anon >>5633549
>>5633537>Keep on the chill talk for a while.>Don't get more drinks>Talk about how fun it was to do detective work at the park with her, and how you even enjoyed the insult spitballing. Keep on chatting a bit more about that sort of stuff>dramatically and almost flippantly quote some poetry you think would fit for the conversation/be good insults, make sure to be able to laugh and see the humor in things>suggest you both play 20 questionsFenneko isn't good with opening up, so things could get a little tricky.Worst case we can charm our way through things.
>>5633569This is pretty good too.Yeah sure, let's do it.
You keep it chill for now and pass on drinking more yourself, you tone down the flirting for a bit and tell her you had fun with the detective stuff at the park even if you don't quite understand it. You tell her you especially found spitballing some insults fun and she agrees that you made a good team.You quote some shakespeare esque insults and lose her for a second. After that you figure it's time to start learning a bit more about her and start by asking her what her favorite color is. She's a bit caught off guard but tells you it's black. Not exactly what you would have guessed. The food arrives and you talk a bit more between eating and eventually wrap up by ordering some dessert, you suggest a game of 20 questions and she teases you about wanting to try to sleuth her. She's curious what you're willing to trade for that much information and it's clear your gonna have to work for it a bit>Let her go first (What kind of info are you giving?)>Offer something else>A kiss>Different game>Just talk>Drop it and let her lead for a bit>Write in
>>5633735>Let her go first (What kind of info are you giving?)I assume we'll start small like favorite color, food, etc. We'll mutually find where the line we're both unwilling to cross and dial it back from there.
>>5633735>Let her go first (What kind of info are you giving?)
>>5633739Yeah the part about starting small is good
>>5633739Supporting this, just ramp it up between the both of them
>>5633735>Let her go first (What kind of info are you giving?)Gradually ramp it up, like the other anon suggested. We have to get into the more heavier stuff eventually somehow.>You quote some shakespeare esque insults and lose her for a secondHuh, it's almost impressive that Ookami would be able to do that in Japanese. How would Shakespeare even be said in that language?
>>5634113It's cause Ookami can be a huge dork. He'd manage something like this lol
>>5634157Hah, yeah he can be a pretty big nerd and a shut in if given the chance I bet.
>>5634221>>5634157>>5634113>>5634039>>5634033>>5633910>>5633739You let her go first and then take turns asking each-other various questions. you find out various tidbits about her like that her favorite dish is oyakodon and that she isn't much of a classical reader. She prefers internet articles and maybe a web-comic or two.Movie wise you find out she does have more of a girly side with her citing a chick-flick that she likes and more interestingly that she has a interest in horror movies. She hits you back with various questions as well learning your favorite color,meal,book,etc and shows a genuine interest by trying to tone the teasing back a bit, she can't totally help it though and does lay in to you a bit on some of your more odd answers. Your about out of questions now and she's tilting in to a bit more personal stuff with her last one being used to ask you if your bad with your finances. Your a bit curious why she'd think that but suppose it's probably pretty apparent that your either scraping by or just living meagerly because your used to it>Bad with my finaces>Used to poverty>Too much child support>Write in>>Final question for her?>About her parents>Dedication to Haida>Social media>Virgin?>Write in
>>5634288>Used to poverty>>Final question for her?>About her parents
>>5634288>Used to povertyThere's always a chance, however slim, that you can end up with nothing. Living frugally and saving can mitigate that. >Why keep working in accounting?She's smart enough that she could probably have a white hat type job honestly.
>>5634221Huh, saying that makes me realize that maybe he and Fenneko have more in common than I initially thought (at least in how their habits are).>>5634288Finances:>Used to povertyThe honest answer, especially after that whole homelessness thing. We could probably imply or just outright say that we were in a bad spot once.Being afraid of talking about things like this leads to being an anxious wreck.Final Question:>Social mediaSince we're going on the more personal side of things this seems like a good opportunity to ask why she likes it so much.>Offer to tell her about why you like your hobbies tooMy hope here is that we can get a personal and almost sweet moment.I don't want to have a repeat of what happened with her searching for our second hobby, which seems like what would happen if we ask about her parents (she'll try to contact ours or something similar) I'll admit there's less of a chance of that happening since she found the photo, since she did say that 'it was your story to share' (I'm probably just being overly cautious here).
>>5634288>Used to poverty, imply that you were in a bad spot once>Why keep working in accounting? She's smart enough to have a white hat job>>5634350Let's save asking her about the social media stuff for the next date. Though I would like to at least tell her before we split off tonight about us being homeless, and probably ask her not to look at our past more since we've done things we're ashamed of.Also asking about why she's still in accounting can lead up to some deeper topics too.
>>5634370Part of me doesn't feel like talking about work in a date is really a good idea, but then again the question is basically showing that we're interested in her reasoning and thoughts (and like you said it might lead into something deeper).So I guess I wouldn't be against saying it, since it does seem to be the winning vote (as long as we actually do give her the gist of our past sometime soon).
>>5634393We have enough charm and are good enough of a wordsmith to pull it off.
>>5634370>>5634320You think about how to answer for a second and tell her your just kinda used to it, You prefer to live frugally to mitigate the chance that you end up with nothing or in a bad spot again. It's clear that your speaking from experience and she doesn't pry much more. You burn your last question to ask her why she's still working in accounting and compliment her by telling her she's smart enough to do something else. She's got a pretty simple answer, she makes enough to support her lifestyle for the minimum amount of work and she's got a people like you and Haida to keep things interesting. She's not particularly ambitious and a bit of a cynic about company loyalty it seems.You get dessert and finish up eating, this would be a fair point to call it unless you wanted to try to get something else in for the night>Invite her over>Go somewhere else>Split off>Write in
>>5634958>Go somewhere elseKaraoke?
>>5634958>Go somewhere elseFavorite stargazing spot. She's still got one question right?
>>5634958>Walk her to her place, then split off>But before you split off at her apartment/for the night, try to gently and naturally guide the conversation in a way that you can ask her not to look into your past, as you've done some things you're deeply ashamed of. Add that you appreciate the moments you've had with her, and that she's more than you deserve.Last part might be a bit corny (and maybe we can even laugh about it later), but it's pretty accurate. Not only that but I just know that she'll find out about our past somehow (even if she doesn't look for it willingly).>>5634976That's an excellent idea. Although I'd save it for another date.
>>5634991>Not only that but I just know that she'll find out about our past somehowBut then again that might just be me being overly paranoid.
>>5634987>+1This will allow for now-appropriate handholding
>>5634958>>5634987>>5634991Maybe something with both of these? I really like the idea of stargazing. We could have a bit of heart to heart while looking at the stars, ultimate romantic experience.>She's a bit of a cynic about company loyaltyAlright, that's basedAlso, what exactly was the big 'incident' again?
>>5634991Looking back at it, maybe we shouldn't say this in this way. So I'll go for supporting >>5634987 instead (though she already did say her last question. No reason we can't have a bit of heart to heart like the other anon suggested).>>5635250>spoilerIt's implied that we and a few of our delinquent 'friends' crippled someone or destroyed some property (enough destruction that would've permanently affected someone at least) after a night of heavy drinking.We probably didn't kill someone, since that would be on the news or at least spoken about (and Fenneko would've found out about that first before any average bullying we did). It wasn't rape, since Ookami was confirmed to be a virgin last thread. So I feel like it was either crippling or destroying an object/car or some other thing someone had.
>>5635259>>5635250Pretty sure it was that we, personally, crippled someone.
>>5634987>>5635231>>5635250>>5635259You offer to foot the bill but she declines and insists that you split it, it's not that she has a problem with it and she'd be glad to let you pay *next* time. It's not a whole thing but she indicates she's might have a more progressive view of that kinda thing or maybe she's just trying to be respectful to your frugalness in a round about way. Either way the next time was as bit nice to hear even if you aren't getting your hopes up just yet, You wrap up and head outside and offer to take her star-gazing, letting her know that you know some of the best parks to do it, one of the gifts of your time on the streets. She teases you a bit about it being another odd thing for you to know and says she'd really like to but she had some errands and stuff she had to do tomorrow and shouldn't be out that much later so you settle for walking her home. You decide to go for another hand hold and slip your hand around hers as you walk and she doesn't screw with you this time as you enjoy the lovely night stroll in silence. You reach your parting point and she tells you she had a great time, she kinda spirals a bit and lets on that she doesn't really have a standard for a good date since she got stood up with all her past attempts but you calm her down by telling her you don't really have a standard either but this certainly set a high one.You feel a bit of a gnawing in your gut and figure it'd be a good time to at least elaborate a bit on your past and she can tell your thinking about something.You fumble around about how to start in to it for a moment and she looks around to make sure things are sufficiently private before asking you to lean down if it's so important, to your surprise you get a peck on the cheek instead. She must have assumed that's what you wanted. You get a glimpse of her blushing intensely before she wishes you a good night and bolts off home leaving you alone in the dimly lit streets. There's still a lot you have to learn about her and you feel a bit relieved to have the stress of telling her about yourself kicked forward. That was nice, better than you deserve, although that's sorta how you feel about everything. >Head home>Go somewhere else>Write in
>>5635262Yeah, that's what it seemed to be looking back at it.>>5635466>Walk around for a bit and think about things for a bit>Wander into the alleyways and streets, take the long way homeDammit. Oh well at least it was cute. Honestly things should be fine for at least a few more weeks (or until roughly in seasons 2-3), but I'd rather tell her sooner than later.It's a bit weird we didn't get any relationship points with her from this though.>she kinda spirals a bit and lets on that she doesn't really have a standard for a good date since she got stood up with all her past attemptsAh, so that was the reason she was so hesitant. Man I feel a bit bad for her.
>>5635466>Go somewhere elseHad to the park anyway. Take in the night sky and reflect. Text Fenneko after sufficient time has passed to make sure she got home ok.
>>5635466Best girl>>Head homeThe long route.
>>5635466>Head homeThis was a pleasant date, the horrible-ness with women that the average Anon has definitely didn't rub off on Ookami.
>>5635582It is much easier to woo a woman in quest format.
>>5635499>>5635536>>5635582You watch her make it up to her door so you know she's safe and then take the long way home and cut through some alleyways and backstreets you usually wouldn't, Fenneko doesn't live too far and it's not quite late enough to be dangerous doing it this time so you have plenty of time to think , you mostly just think about how nice the date was and if you have a better picture of how you and Fenneko would fit together long term now that you're learning a bit more about her. She's your current focus but there is quite a bit going on in your life now with all your new friends and some of the old stuff your still dealing with, not to mention how hard you've been working for a promotion as well. Everything is building a bit and it might be nice to have something to take some of the edge off. You make it home a bit later than you usually would and head in, you aren't especially tired if you wanted to do something at home but it is past your bedtime. >Lit>Fit>Text someone>Internet>Establish a vice>Write in
>>5635753>Lit>Write something about love>Go to bedHopefully we can dream a bit now.
>>5635753>>5635758+1Sounds comfy.Also on another note, what should our plans be for a second date? I was thinking we'd drive her to the countryside (do we have a car or even a driver's license?)
>>5635760>I was thinking we'd drive her to the countrysideThat's a great idea, I'm down for it.>do we have a car or even a driver's licenseNo, but we should absolutely get them (especially the driver's license). Not because there might be a chance we meet someone important or anything kek
>>5635760Maybe an aquarium or a water park or a beach?
>>5635758>>5635760>>5635766You sit down with your quality writing materials and set yourself to doing a bit of writing about love. Unfortunately you have a pretty hard time with it, you manage to do a bit of broad writing about the concept after doing some reflecting. It's certainly too early to say you love Fenneko and while you could write on the concept loving friends that's just about as tainted by your past as familial love which is a long past childhood memory for you, too far past and tied with guilt to pull anything of value from. Still you manage to eek out what you can on the page but you almost wish you'd taken the advice to 'write what you know'. It doesn't hamper your mood though, you just don't understand it and you're not totally sure you deserve to. You lay down to sleep after and are still a little wired from how the date went leading to some dreaming>Dream of the future>Dream of the past>Nonsense dreams>Lewd dreams>Write in
>>5636058>Dream of the futureThe future: farthest from the past and where all the good things are. Right?
>>5636058>Dream of the futureFriendship, love, reconciliation, dreams. All the optimistic stuff, or at least the positive things what we'll be working on.
>>5636058>Dream of the futurePoetry is behind lyrics in music, and writings can change how people think.Maybe this might be foolish or ambitious, but maybe one day we can change the world from the constant cycle of work-sleep-repeat.But that's a far off dream, even having a future with a little bit of love and hope would be nice.
>>5636085Ookami's backstory locks us out from something like that lmao. Both out of guilt/anxiety or simply because any popularity will immediately end once our past is revealed to the public.Ultimately the anons decided to make more of an introspective drama with a nice guy that's afraid of hurting people, not a thriller where we can make moves for changing the world with an mc that rivals Retsuko's influence (let's be real, best case scenario here is that she defends us when our past gets out in the open and we become a side character to her/one of her supporters that sucks up to her).
>>5636094Fuck, mate, can't we at least have some good dreams about big things? We can always try to do things anonymously, maybe influence the world that way, and use the money to donate to charities for handicapped or orphanages people for example.But I get what you mean, Ookami basically can't do much now other than stew in guilt from being an ex-delinquent. It's probably just me but I'm getting a bit tired of seeing dramas in media. Gimme something funny with memes, action, and intrigue.>guilt/anxiety We can dream about a future where we don't have that. Fuck, maybe we can dream the 'having enough kids to fill a soccer team' meme or at least something hopeful.>best case scenario here is that she defends us when our past gets out in the open and we become a side character to her/one of her supporters that sucks up to herYeah, no.But I get what you're saying and I agree with you, we should dream about smaller things first like making it work with Fenneko and reconciling with people.
>>5636102>we should dream about smaller things first like making it work with Fenneko and reconciling with peopleAgreed. We're pretty locked into dealing with our past one way or another anyway, and I'd rather have the relationship with Fenneko work out (we've been surprisingly non autistic in the date, things should go well if keep it up and gradually tell her about our past).Besides, not everything is hopeless (we have some friends in the office and Fenneko a cute).Although I'm not really opposed to your idea. In fact I probably would've voted for something like what you're suggesting over what we have now (since it does sound like fun and could give us more of an opportunity to make memes something like making some fight clubs to destroy consumerism, row row fight the powah! and any other references/memes we can come up with) not that I'm complaining about the direction of things or anything, it's been pretty enjoyable so far other than the constant heaviness and anxiety over what will happen or how people will react I'm also not much of a dramafag myself and your suggestion to publish books or make videos (I think that's what you're talking about?) anonymously could work.But there's also the fact that we have a friend that's good with tech stuff and a social media addicted gf that knows how to sleuth. If we play our cards right we could memory hole our past from the internet, added with potentially reconciling and apologizing with the people we've hurt we could really go places.>having enough kids to fill a soccer teamGave me a chuckle the abe pill is strong here.Unironically I wouldn't be opposed to this if things happen to go that way.>Yeah, no.I get that she isn't the best, but at least trying to be her friend shouldn't be that bad and besides, we might get to meet someone interesting if we get our driver's license, so there's that.And sorry if I seem rude or if I don't make sense, I blame being tired.
>>5636058>Dream of the futureI think trying to for some big-ass influencer thing is too big, but i WOULD like to Ookami to get a better life and have enough kids with fenneko to fill a soccer team
>>5636058>Dream of the future
I know nobody's necessarily complaining and i don't mean anything in the next part in a negative way, just gotta say some of it before i let it bother me in the futureYou aren't locked out of anything and he can do plenty more than just stew in it, in fact If he doesn't do stuff because of it it's just gonna get a stronger hold over him. I've toned back the drama since people don't seem to like it but it's a little demoralizing to see it dragged so often. I haven't been disingenuous about it or used it to sabotage him just for the sake of drama, it's just something that informs some of his feelings and thoughts and it can defiantly be moved past or ignored to an extent if you wanna go a different route>>5636061>>5636085>>5636196>>5636247You have some pleasant dreams of the future, in one you've won some awards for some of your writing you've published and are long past your old insecurities, even leveraging them in to your writing to help others or at least funneling some of the funds you get as a way to atone. In another your a father having spawned a ludicrous amount of children with Fenneko, that dream sticks for awhile and ends with the children having formed a baseball team. You're feeling pretty good from the dreams and decide to sleep in a bit, waking up a bit after you usually would to go to work leaving you with most of the morning to work with. You make some breakfast and shower before deciding how you wanna start the rest of your day>Text someone>Go somewhere>Internet>Lit>Fit>Write in
>>5636562>>FitDo some stretches and flexibility exercisesas for the the whole drama thing.I would prefer to just get past it because I don't find having crippled a person in our youth to be that interesting
>>5636562>Text someoneHaida and get his ass to the gym. As for the drama: Personally I enjoy it but it does feel like it's getting dragged out a bit because every time we try to address it something happens that puts it off. Like we haven't even successfully told anyone about it despite trying to for a solid 3rd of the last thread. Hell telling someone could bring fresh new problems to deal with but we can't even get past step one.
>>5636562>Internet>Do some online sleuthing and maybe some shitposting (use some burner accounts for the latter).>then do some lit, write some silly nonsense about whatever comes first to your mind>after all of that do some stretches and try to do more than 50 push upsWe can go volunteer after all of this I think. We told Komiya we'd be busy with personal stuff today so that's why I don't want to go to the gym.Also good to know we aren't locked out of any stuff. Thank you QM for running the thread, it's been pretty fun!I'd like to have a nice resolution with the drama, just because I feel like it's gonna explode in our faces someday if we don't deal with it.
>>5636562>>5636591Supporting also, just 50? Let's go for 100 baby!And I'm sorry QM, I didn't mean to come off with all of that. You have given us lots of freedom and been flexible, and I do find Ookami's character and the thoughts on how to redeem ourselves to be pretty interesting.>>5636580If we invite Haida I'd also say we invite Komiya as well. Though I'd rather save going to the gym for tomorrow after work.And as for the drama stuff, I think the best way of dealing with it is not to just blurt out that we crippled someone, but to basically give the gist of our life (bad kid, homeless, then trying again). Either that or we find a way to say things organically.But at the same time, we could just try to deal with things on our own (like going to the old neighborhood or visiting our parents).
>>5636580>+1It's the weekend still, time for /fit/To be fair though, we were willing to but didn't actually try much. I mean, we geared ourselves up to do tell them, but cooled off after talking to Haida and Fenneko. >>5636562I don't think it's annoying, honestly. It's an understandable thing for him to have, and dealing with it adds some content to the quest. You've been doing a pretty good job so far.
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>5636580That's fair, it was a bit strung out between coincidental misunderstandings,trying to fit in the right opportunity cost of actions and people looking for the 'right' time. I also got a bit in my head about being worried that new problems would be received similarly>>5636578There could be a bit more to it>>5636613All good, you didn't come off as rude or anything and it's important that i know how people are feeling. Totally valid if some people don't enjoy that aspect as muchThanks for the compliments and understanding! >>5636677>>5636580Even>>5636613>>5636591Odd
>>5636591>>5636613You blow most of your morning doing some online sleuthing, you're not quite as good as Fenneko but you find a detractor or two on your scarce posting to shitpost at and you can kinda see the appeal after getting a rise out of them simply by slinging some digital insults. You follow up by making some burner emails and accounts in-case you'd need them for anything. After that you do a bit of writing, you brainstorm for a bit and settle on a bit of science fiction with a horror tilt since Fenneko is still on your mind. You get the idea of Moby dick in space and run from there.You have some fun with that and then wrap up your morning by doing some push-ups and with your recent hard work at the gym break your previous record and finish up with 77 done. You wash up a bit after that and get ready for the afternoon>Text someone>Go somewhere>Internet>Lit>Fit>Write in
>>5636896>Go to volunteer at the soup kitchen
>>5636896>>5636900This, but also>text Komiya and tell him we might have some free time tonight if he wanted to do something or go somewhereMostly because I'm curious.
>>5636896>volunteer work>text Komiya, tell him we're a bit free later on today if he wanted to do somethingI'm sure Fenneko will be proud her pupil is keeping up in his sleuthing studies. Let's see if we can get another gym bro too, or at least if he'll take us to someplace cool.>>5636878>There could be a bit more to itWhat if it actually is less than we thought it was but part of something bigger than we imagined?>>5636562I've been lurking for a bit. While I'm more of a mystery guy myself (and even that thriller/intrigue that the other anons mentioned earlier sounded like fun) I find this to be pretty interesting.Ganbatte, QM!
>>5637203>What if it actually is less than we thought it was but part of something bigger than we imagined?What do you mean anon?
>>5637253Well I'm mostly referring to the 'incident' and the 'getting kicked out' and how it came to be.I almost take offence to how the whole homelessness was handled. The thoughts of someone living alone and without a shelter for years tend to be tainted and twisted in order to rationalize how they got into that position in the first place.
>>5637269I think I see what you're going for, and no offense anon but how would that even work? It's strongly implied that Ookami permanently injured someone somehow. Not just that but Fenneko found literal proof with the photo of Ookami bullying someone.
>>5637281I'm not saying that Ookami wasn't a delinquent, or that he didn't cripple anyone, just that things might not of been as he thinks they were.How common is it for Japanese parents to kick out their child? In most asian cultures that sort of thing isn't done, not even for something they did (and especially not just because of something they said).
>>5637290And someone might say that his parents often mentioned they loved him and confronted him on his behavior (not even conversations, just questioning with the same "song and dance") Why do the same thing if it didn't work before? To kick him out just because he said some things to his parents, and not even try to find him afterwards and leaving him homeless, shows that there's something lacking on their part.There's also Ookami not really knowing about love, if his attempt to write about it is anything to go by. Literally says that it's tainted by his past or Ookami's concept of the past while homeless.And there's also how cruel and apathetic Ookami was. They weren't parenting him well, and they didn't even show him that unconditional love since he did get kicked out.
>>5637203>>5637269Thanks! And yeah, homelessness is hard to handle respectfully. It's not always peoples faults that they end up there and that's why it hit him a little harder than he got himself in that position by wasting his potential and taking things for granted >>5636900>>5636903>>5637203You send Komiya a text letting him know you might have some free time tonight after all if he wanted to meet and then you head out and make your way to soup kitchen again. You head in and get to work and are starting to recognize some of the new faces around now that you're spending some time here. You spot that interesting skunk in the crowd again between some tasks. You're a little worn out by the time your done but only because you basically count as two, maybe three people with the effort you put in. You spend a little time outside with the head of the kitchen making small talk with him,he thinks Fenneko sounds nice. You get a message while you're chatting from Komiya asking you where you want to meet(Catharsis 30%) >Look for the skunk before replying>Gym>Bar>Karaoke>Batting cage>Let him pick>Write in
>>5637398Yeah exactly! That was mostly the point I was trying to make, since no parents in Japan worth anything would kick out their own kid (unless they aren't good parents to begin with, have some marital issues or the like).And that brings me to the point of what other memories his experience as a homeless guy might be tainting.Who knows, it might be something completely unexpected or interesting. What exactly happened in the incident? Who did we cripple and why? Was there something else going on that we didn't know? Why did Ton employ us, and what does he know?All I'm saying is that I'd find it interesting to know the 'why', and to slowly realize things aren't as we recall them.I'm getting the same excited feeling I had last thread when we were discussing and voting on what his past could be. This is fun!>>5637417>Let him pickWe're pretty tired now, and he's prolly going to invite us to that concert place so I'd rather get going there quick (besides it's rude to keep a bro waiting).And no problem! Though that does almost sound pretty expected with how things have been implied to have happened. I won't lie and say that I know everything about homelessness, but I can talk from my experience that people tend to aggrandize or color their memories in that situation.I hear what you're saying, but I find the fact that his parents threw him out (and in Japan of all places, where not even mass murderers, rapists, political agitators, cult leaders, and certainly not delinquents of any form tend to not get kicked out by their parents) is a bit strange and telling that maybe mom and dad weren't the best around. Even boss Ton and the head of the soup kitchen have done more in guiding us than our parents have seemed to have done. Who knows, maybe his potential wouldn't of been wasted if his parents didn't give up.Anyway, I've been enjoying the story so far, and I want to thank you for running this bread!
>>5637417Since delinquents of the kind that Ookami called friends often target defensless targets i wonder if they didn't go for the homeless too.And if he met some of those he mistreated in the soup kitchen.>Batting cageI'm sure a guy so small and brown nosey as he is has a lot of pent up aggression to unwind.And it's an excercise that would tie in good with eventually drawing him towards the gym which is our end goal to make his noodle arms strong enough to carry his queen over his head.
>>5637474>>5637489How far bad do we want to have gone? One of our buddies could've said one of his family members is a yak and if we made some serious carnage we could get in as their kobun. After the incident and getting kicked out we go to the guy and find out he was bullshitting and now we're stuck out with no prospects of any kind.
Huh, interesting discussion going on.>>5637417>Let him pick>>5637474>I'd find it interesting to know the 'why', and to slowly realize things aren't as we recall them.I can actually attest that some homeless people I've seen have wonky memories.
>>5637474So what you're saying is that it's just not as bad as we thought and that it was mostly just us overthinking things?
>>5637580That does sound a bit interesting, especially the memory part. I mean, obviously Ookami crippled someone though.>>5637545I think there was a movie about that sort of thing once.
The real reason Ookami was kicked out; he stole forty cakes. That's as many as four tens. And that's terrible.
>>5637474Thanks! >>5637474>>5637572You tell him you'll let him pick this time but you still wanna get him in the gym and he gives you an address, seeming a bit excited. You head there and it's a pretty dingy area, you make sure it's the right spot by checking the address again just to be sure and head down. You're a bit worried about this place even is until you cross in to a new room and realize you're just hearing music, Komiya is hanging around and seems a bit anxious about sharing this kinda hobby with you but he was sorta on the spot to pick something and he trusts you enough. He's already got a ticket for you so you figure you'll give it a shot and follow him in, it's packed and you can hardly think between the loud music and the light show assaulting you but it's decent enough.better than metal at least. Komiya is enjoying himself and you have a decent time chilling with him and manage to make it a bit about fit by giving him some tips with his goofy dancing.You break away from the crowd to get some space for a second and once you have a second to focus it clicks that you recognize one of the singers as that chick from the convenience store.>Head back to Komiya>Merchandise>Take some pictures>Write in
>>5637782>Buy some merchSurely our empathy can help us talk with and understand a certain scary looking idol manager we may or may not encounter, right?
>>5637782>>5637806+1We aren't as into it as Komiya, but it should be a nice memento.
>>5637580>>5637591>just us overthinking thingsYes, but not really? The QM has established that he wasn't a good dude compared to how he is now. And I'm not even saying Ookami is mentally wonky (his guilt and low self esteem are enough on that front), but that it's unironically just him coping.I guess one could say Ookami isn't as bad as he thought he was, just your average teenage bully that might've gotten too violent every so often. The struggle is mostly internal, and the path to redemption is to realize that we were just a stupid teenager with bad parents. All we have to do is take the first step in realizing this.>>5637545Sure we could go down the expected route, or even make it so that Ookami did something extreme like that, but I dunno it sounds... predictable?>>5637806+1Surely, surely!Maybe we can talk to those three superfans.
>>5638300Predictable maybe but making it all in his head feels like a cop out.
>>5638300So did weCripple a guyBeat up a crippleOr find a crippled guy and took a picture
>>5638300Why are you so bent on making Ookami's parents be bad?
>>5638319It's not about it being 'all in his head', just that things aren't as he thinks they happened from years of being homeless. Again I'm not saying he didn't cripple anyone or that he wasn't violent.I don't want this story to be just about him, there's so many colorful characters around and there's so much we could do to develop how the show goes.>>5638321Which one do you think it is? It's implied to be the first, though the third option sounds hilarious.I just feel like having a bigger picture rather than the usual would be more entertaining.>>5638326It would add a bit to the drama, as well as provide a new perspective. But mostly because I think it would be interesting for Ookami to gradually piece things together.There's also a huge theme in Aggretsuko which emphasizes how the older generation doesn't care/understand the problems of the younger generations, Ookami's situation can fall into this nicely.
>>5638353>There's also a huge theme in Aggretsuko which emphasizes how the older generation doesn't care/understand the problems of the younger generations, Ookami's situation can fall into this nicely.I'm starting to like the sound of this.
>>5638353Going for making the story more about what we can do than having it spin around ourselves is something I can get behind.The story has been developing good so far, I'm excited about how things will play out when we find out about Retsuko's secret.
>>5638300>>5637816>>5637806You stop to buy some merchandise figuring it'll be a nice memento and show Komiya you didn't mind it too much, the service isn't great and at one point you feel a bit odd as a older guy in a suit stares you down. You ask him if you can help him with something and he claims that you aren't the usual kind of person who comes here and gives one of your arms a pat. Definitely odd, but as you talk to him you just get the impression that he's a pretty decisive guy, turns out he's the manager of the group here as well and if you're ever interested in getting in at the 'ground floor' he could interview you for security. He tells you to think on it and gets back to whatever he was doing before. You make your way back to Komiya and finish out the night before heading out with him,he's still pretty psyched about the whole thing and glad that you seemed to share the interest although he goes a bit overboard. definitely lucky your more open minded. You thank him again for the ticket and split up, the show ran pretty late and it's absolutely past your bedtime(Relationship with Komiya +25)>Head home>Go somewhere else>Write in
>>5638353>But mostly because I think it would be interesting for Ookami to gradually piece things together.That does sound rather fun, and you do have a point in all of that about the homelessness stuff. And the the thing with the parents, as well as the eventual realization and conflict, is pretty interesting. Though I may personally not be much into drama, it does add a bit more to the 'theme' of the show and gives a reason to why Ookami acted the way he did (or at least as far as he thought he did).
>>5639070>>5639062>>5638801>>5638588>>5638581>>5638581>>5638588>>5638801>>5639062You call it a night and have a nice walk through the night time city, it's a decent walk and you hit the hay pretty much immediately when you get home. Your alarm goes off and you get up still a bit groggy but manage to shake it off this time.It's Monday but that doesn't bother you much>Shower and breakfast>Leave early for work>Screw around and then leave for work>Call in>Write in
>>5639260>Shower and breakfast
>>5639260>Shower and breakfastMonthly reminder that people who don't shower are second class citizens and will be treated as such
>>5639070>or at least as far as he thought he didThere's still the thing with the photo Fenneko found. She still thinks the guy deserved it by the way (I think).
>>5639370Ookami probably did what he did for bad reasons back then, but that does give me a wild idea.What if she's right in that he did deserve it? What if it was Ookami who misunderstood the situation, not the other way around?
>>5639401So instead of going through a journey of reformation, Ookami is just an idiot?
>>5639409Just because one was homeless and suffered through it doesn't make the person into an idiot.Unless of course all homeless people that want to rationalize their suffering are idiots.There's no reason Ookami can't grow in a sense of self realization, acceptance, and in rising above all the pain and the shadows of his past rather than have a story go about things in the completely expected way.
>>5639419Not all homeless people just Ookami specifically. And his parents too. This whole amnesia light bullshit just reeks of regretting picking a difficult background and trying to retroactively undo it. Doing this makes all of the MCs growth come off as pointless. However that seems to be the way things are going so I'll probably bow out of here when it does.
>>5639433Anon, I get what you're saying. I do appreciate and like how the story is going, it's just that this sort of concept has been done often and we'll have the same expected story beats and possible outcomes. The QM is giving us freedom and the chances to act and do what we like, even going as far as to allow us to make up our past and our past relations with others. I honestly think it's pretty sweet.Look, going out is entirely your decision (even though I personally think that sticking around for the content and the story is better, even if you disagree with how things are playing out or what is being discussed), and please don't take offense from this, yet saying you'll do so just feels in bad faith.As an aside, I still believe the other anon had a point in that his parents kicking him out doesn't make sense from a cultural standpoint in Japan, that sort of thing doesn't usually happen. So you're right in that the parents are idiots.
>>5639493>>5639409What if..And take it as lightly as a joke suggestion.What if he was a maned wolf adopted by a fox couple and struggled to fit in, rebelled and got into the wrong crowd and when he turned 18 their parents threw in the towel and chased him away from home without telling him anything?So he still believe he's a fox, has no idea how his parents could have thrown him away and still feels out of place.How's this for a backstory twist?
Wild suggestion, but it would be epic to recreate that elevator scene from Drive with Fenneko.
>>5639493>Done often so it's predictableSo are sunsets and rainbows but I bet some still catch your eye don't they? It lessens the character, plain and simple. It's culturally weird that they would do that? Cool, let's work on confronting them about it and not just saying they didn't understand the whole situation. And I'm not trying to do anything in bad faith, just saying I won't sit around and shit up the quest because we undid the backstory.
To be honest, the 'What if Ookami was wrong' idea is pretty silly. I mean, it would take some huge mental gymnastics that go beyond the suspension of disbelief. It works as a meme though.>>5639544Muh 1% fox ancestry
>>5639544that sounds really, really stupid
>>5639544If we had done things differently earlier, or if the story was pointing in that direction it could work out.But anyway I appreciate the suggestion.>>5639616>So are sunsets and rainbows but I bet some still catch your eye don't they?By that logic we should've kept him as an average character with an average backstory trying to make the best of a monotonous office worker life. But we didn't, since that wouldn't be as interesting.What the other anons and I are suggesting is not to lessen but to give a new perspective, one that is often overlooked.And I don't think anyone was suggesting that the parents didn't understand, just that they were bad parents for doing what they did (and probably should be confronted over it).
>>5639544What if we sold and got addicted to meth and sold it with our high school teacher?
>>5639267>>5639285>>5639296>>5639616>>5639401I have plotted out some of the details for the backstory that are set in stone, but i think i have some interesting curve-balls and i believe that the way it's navigated by you all will be interesting You hop through the shower and make a quick breakfast before dashing out the door and joining the rat race, it's especially crammed on the train this morning and pretty uncomfortable. You escape as soon as you can and make your way up to the office, Haida is coming in at the same time as you looking pretty bummed about it being Monday, either that or the Retsuko stuff is starting to get to him>Head up with Haida>Hang around and wait for someone>Head up early>Write in
>>5639987>Head up with HaidaAhem. Protect the broski's smile.How are you anons feeling? Promotion today?
>>5639987>Head up with Haida
>>5639987>Head up with HaidaPromotion this week at least
>>5639401Probably not deserve it, I'd say. Maybe someone could've stood up to him in front of his 'friends' and he had to prove himself. Or the victim being another delinquent and trying to pick a fight with us. Maybe the victim was just a straight up jerk.>>5639493Ah don't be too harsh on the other anon's last point, I myself was planning on leaving to not ruin the thread if things start to be pushed or spiral too hard into torture and guilt fetishes while ignoring the realities of homelessness.>>5639409Ah anon, you misunderstand. I'm not saying Ookami didn't just go through a journey of reformation, but that he's going through a journey of revelation as well.He currently believes his parents are good people, and that he is completely irredeemable. I'm saying that they weren't and that he is redeemable, and we should strive to fight that eventual conflict. I mean the guy hasn't even really experienced or understood love before.>>5639544I've heard worse ideas, and I'm not really opposed to yours. If something like this is what's going on it could potentially be fun.>>5639616>let's work on confronting them about it and not just saying they didn't understand the whole situation...which is what I've been implying we do. And never did I say they didn't understand what they were doing, just that it would fit the main theme of Aggretsuko if they didn't understand him, cause most of the older generation in the show try to help the youth in the wrong ways and/or act selfishly.They are in the wrong, and the way they parented Ookami (ultimately culminating in kicking him out) is the reason he became a bad teenager.>>5639987>Head up with HaidaPromotion after lunch or in the morning? Maybe after work?>I have plotted out some of the details for the backstory that are set in stone, but i think i have some interesting curve-balls and i believe that the way it's navigated by you all will be interestingLooking forward to what you've got planned!
>>5639987>>Head up with HaidaLet's see what's up with him.>>5640097>if things start to be pushed or spiral too hard into torture and guilt fetishes while ignoring the realities of homelessness.qst tends to not go too deep with grim derp, I wouldn't be too worried.
>>5640149>>5640052>>5639999>>5639996You head up with Haida and spend some time shooting the shit and hitting the vending machine with him, you talk a bit about the date with Fenneko and he's glad to hear it went pretty well. His weekend wasn't really exceptional but he did hit the gym on his own which makes you a little proud to hear. You settle down at your desk and it's looking pretty good since you were ahead last week. You shouldn't have to work too hard to get the fresh Monday stuff done. The rest of the crew filters in too but there isn't really anything of note besides you being able to tell Komyia is still a little hype (Relationship with Haida +5)>Work>Slack off>Talk to someone>Work for someone else>Write in
>>5640783>Finish up any fresh monday work, then talk Ton about getting a promotion
>>5640796>>5640807You get to work and wipe out what you have by lunch time and use some of the extra time you have doing some busy work and generally just keeping up appearances. Before heading off for lunch you stop by Ton's desk and let him know you'd like to discuss a promotion and he eye's you up for a second before nodding, you're pretty reliable and a team player. He'll see what he can do provided you're OK with taking on the extra work it would bring. You're pretty sure you could handle it but you'll have a bit of time to think it over while he gets the paperwork ready and kicks the process in to gear, He makes sure you know that it isn't just up to him either, but it's nice to know he seems to be in your corner. You head off to take your break, Washimi is heading down the hallway if you wanted to try to catch her, Retsuko is buying coffee from the vending machine.Fenneko and Haida are sitting together while Tsunoda dines alone at another table>Work through lunch>Eat alone>Eat withTsunoda >Eat with Fenneko and Haida>Join Retsuko>Catch Washimi>Wrtie in
>>5640872>Eat with Fenneko and Haida
>>5640872>Talk to Kabae
Part of me wonders if Haida will talk about what was bothering him. It's probably nothing that major (or just that it's Monday), since he's been taking the whole Retsuko thing way better than he did in the show.
>>5640910I was thinking it'd be about how we asked for a promotion, joke about showing them favoritism if we get it, and the usual banter.Besides I get the feeling it'll sway more into how Fenneko and us are doing and what our plans are.
>>5640880>>5640879>>5640880>>5640879You join Fenneko and Haida and settle in to the usual talk about each others weekends and cracking some jokes about the going's on at the office. It seems to cheer Haida up a bit hanging out with the two of you and things are totally pleasant between you and Fenneko even if you're both just playing it safe for now. Haida does tease the two of you and actually gets the upper hand for once while letting you know that there's a bit of gossip circulating. Lunch wraps up shortly after and Fenneko stops to talk to Tsunoda for a bit while you and Haida head back , He seems fine for the most part, if anything he's just sorta on auto-pilot now that he's lost his goal. >Work >Work for someone else>Talk to someone >Slack off>Write in
>>5641098>WorkGotta leave no doubts for getting that promotion
>>5641098>Work for someone else>KabaeWe don't have much to do other than keeping up appearances. We could help someone that's usually pretty bad at not being doing her work, show that we're a team player and all that.Besides it's nice to help others at the office.
>>5641098>>5641098>Help others around in generalI think I like this idea more, since we don't have much to do.
>>5641154>>5641166>>5641257Work- even>>5641476>>5641316>>5641277Help others-odd
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>5641905Whoops
>>5641907You finish out the day staying on top of your own stuff in-case Ton has put any extra eye's on you, At a certain point it gets pretty hard to find anything to do and the stuff that you're dredging up is mind numbingly boring but you manage.You're drained by quitting time but hopefully it was worth it, worst case you might have just freed up your morning tomorrow. You pack up while everyone else is doing the same, It's nice that nobody's had to stay late recently, even if it meant a bit of hot water for Ton. >Work overtime>Hang around until everyone leaves to snoop>Ask someone out>Head somewhere else>Head home>Write in
>>5641926>Talk to Fenneko before we leave.>Invite Komiya out to the gym.Of course if Fenneko wants to talk about something more in depth or go somewhere (or if we can sense with our empathy that something's up or that she wants us to invite her out) we should do that.I'm surprised all of this monotonous work didn't take away from our morale, unless it'll only do that if we keep doing boring stuff.
>>5641926>Talk to Ton before we leave about a possible promotionAt the very least we can float the idea. We're a pretty good worker.
>>5641926>Talk to Fenneko>>5642249We already asked for a promotion and he started the process, and on our camp too.See >>5640872I'd rather not keep bugging our supervisor about it.
>>5642255..ah, I missed that. >>5642249>>5641948I'll change to supporting this anon>+1
>>5641948You spend a bit of time talking to Fenneko pretty casually, things are still fine between you and she's definitely starting to act a little different once the crowd clears out a bit which you take as a good sign. She'd probably be up to do something again soon or you could try and wait until she asks you. You tell her good night after you finish up and then try to catch up to Komiya, you barely manage to do so with the head start he got. You ask him if he wants to go to the gym with you and he agrees since he doesn't really have any other plans. You make your way to the gym and immediately run in to a problem when you find out he doesn't have any gym clothes, on top of that he's pretty scrawny and you're going to have your work cut out for you with him in general>>Buy clothes first?>Push him hard>Go easy>Just let him watch you for now>Write in
>>5642448>Buy clothes firstAnd I was thinking we'd try to gradually ease him into it when beginning, probably starting off slowly then finding his limit and working from there.
>>5642448>Buy clothes first
>>5642448>Buy him some clothes>>5642513Sounds like a plan.
>>5642517>>5642514>>5642513You take him to get some clothes first and spend a bit of time doing that. You get him settled with the basics and head back to do what you initially intended. You don't have a ton of time left but you ease him in to a couple of routines and he does pretty well all things considered.,He doesn't quite agree and seems to be the kind of person who's easily discouraged from a hobby if they don't see immediate success.It's kinda frustrating compared to Haida since but you suppose you knew what you were getting in to>Can't measure success without a baseline>Quit being a pussy>Leave it for now>Write in
>>5643684>Can't measure success without a baseline>Remind him what his goal is with thisI feel like the second option is just going to demoralize him, since he doesn't seem like the sort of guy to take insults or tough-love well.Eventually we'll get him to start lifting for his own benefit.
>>5643684>Can't measure success without a baselineC'mon Komiya, gotta have some faith
>>5643684>Can't measure success without a baseline
>>5643706>>5643968>>5643970You take a nicer approach and compare it to work a bit, explaining that he doesn't have anything to compare his efforts to since he's just starting and that even if he isn't great at it that doing it will improve him and hopefully help with his goal of wooing Tsunoda. This manages to convince him and he agrees to stick with it a bit as long as you're willing to teach him. He thanks you for the help tonight and you feel pretty good about it in the end since you've got him headed in the right direction. You hang out a bit longer making some small talk and get a bit more than you bargained for when you suggest he make a gym playlist and have to hear some more about his idol groups. After that you finish wrapping things up and split off for the night(Relationship with Komiya +15)>Head home>Go somewhere else>Write in
>>5644248>Head homeHave we cleaned up our apartment recently?
>>5644248>Head home>>5644258Yea we probably should clean.
>>5644248>Head homeMan I missed the motivation to Komiya vote :( its good to be back and see the project going.For next gym session with him we should take his weight at the gym and tell him "work hard like with everything else and we'll get you to lift this by the end of the month" plot twist, we'll just make him do pullups
>>5644625Oh hey, you're the homosexual from last thread right?
>>5644625Welcome back!>>5644977>>5644966>>5644390>>5644347>>5644258You head home for the night without any trouble and take stock of the apartment, it probably wouldn't hurt to do some chores but it will keep you up a bit later and you'd risk being tired tomorrow. Other than that you could hit the hay or stay up late doing something else if you aren't too worried about work>Chores>Sleep>Internet/tv>Call/text someone>Write in
>>5645202>SleepThat possibility of being tired doesn't sound too good. We can always do our chores tomorrow or the day after.
>>5645350>>5645348>>5645249You hit the hay to ensure you get a full night of sleep. Your alarm blares the next morning and you get up to start the day, you've got a couple of texts. One from Komiya thanking you again and another from Fenneko just saying "Hey">Shower and breakfast>Leave early for work>Do chores and then leave > Screw around >Call in>Write in
>>5646273>Text Fenneko back>Shower and breakfastProbably should text her a bit, leaving your gf on read doesn't sound like a good idea.
>>5646273>Text FennekoIs this the part were we text our romantic interest with a stupid smile on our faces?
>>5646273The obvious response is sending a gif of a horse eating hay.
>>5646684basedThough at the same time I feel like that would be weird in a setting where all the people are animals like this one.
>>5646684I have to agree with the other anon here, it's kinda strange.But what if we just post a hay barrel instead?
>>5646704>But what if we just post a hay barrel instead?Nice, it sounds fun.But that also brings in the problem that the setting is in Japanese. It doesn't really make sense as a play on words.How about we text her a bit first and if the funny comes by naturally we do it (I mean, she might want to actually talk about something instead of just texting for the sake of it).
>>5646314>>5646318>>5646415>>5646684>>5646691>>5646704You send her a picture of a horse eating some hey and she calls you a smartass, you text back and forth a bit more while you go through your morning routine. You get a bit carried away but it's kinda nice and you can't help but feel a little excited about it. You head out the door a bit behind schedule and head to work to find the usual crowd heading in, seems Inui comes in a bit later as well since you spot her>Head up with Inui>Head up with Haida>Hang around and wait>Head up alone>Write in
>>5646748>Head up with HaidaHe seemed pretty banged up yesterday, I'm wondering if it'll be worse today.
>>5646748>Head up with HaidaThat was fun. Let's see if our bro needs a bit of help.
>>5646748>Head up with HaidaThe bro code demands it, not like we needed it to go check how a friend is doing. Maybe a little out to the punk bar and gym session are in order?
>>5646870>>5646763>>5646755You talk with Haida a bit on the way up and make some small talk, it's clear the Retusko stuff is weighing on him even if he isn't fully opening up to you. You still manage to cheer him up a little bit though talking about other stuff and cracking a joke about the space cadet she's dating. You get to your desk and there's a light new load of work, nothing you can't handle. there's also a bit of paperwork Ton left that you'll need to fill out for your promotion. While you're getting situated as well Tsunoda stops by to make some vague comments about you and Fenneko, seems whatever gossip that started there is spreading a bit.>Work>Talk with someone>Fill out promotion paperwork>Work for someone else>Slack off>Write in
>>5647396>Work>Fill out promotion paperworkJust a bit left to goWe can figure out the rumor during lunch
>>5647396>Work>Fill out promotion paperworkAnd if we have the time before lunch>Help others around in generalBoth a good thing to do, and a good way to figure out the rumor.
>>5647396>>5647447Supporting. It has been a while since we've helped people out, though I don't think we'll get the chance to really help out until after lunch.
>>5647396>Work>Fill out promotion paperwork
>>5647447>>5647459>>5647519>>5647581>>5647640It doesn't take long to get the small load of work done and you have the rest of the time until lunch to work on the promotion paperwork. Reading over it it's pretty simple stuff, you feel even more confident about it now that you know Ton is in your corner until you get to the end. There's a few details about fraternization but you aren't too worried about that considering your friendship with Komiya, Fenneko could be a different story. The other question that worries you a bit is one asking about higher education and qualifications.You leave it there and use the extra time to work around the office for other people and pick up some slack while you think about how to answer it, it feels nice to help people again and you manage to figure out that the rumor is that you and Fenneko are dating.Lunch rolls around and people start heading off to eat or have a bit of time away from the work>Work through lunch>Finish up the paperwork>Talk to Ton>Head to the lunch room>Write in
>>5647883>Head to the lunch roomLets take our time and finish it after lunch, think carefully before writing stuff, also do some invisible chairs during lunch
>>5647883>Talk to TonHe probably knows more about workplace fraternizationOur promotion wouldn't make us her boss so would it count?
>>5647883>Talk to Ton
>>5647883>Talk to TonHe probably knows about the rumors, since we told both Komiya and (more directly) Tsunoda about our date with Fenneko. I'm honestly not that worried, since in the show Ton has been pretty good about covering for personal relationships. And Komiya (who I'm assuming has the same position we want to be promoted in) wanting to be in a relationship with Tsunoda is a good sign I think. What exactly is this though, are we being asked to disclose our office relationships or is this just details about what we can and can't do?Also, we should ask him about what to do about the higher education question in addition to the fraternization one.
>>5648403>>5648149>>5648089>>5648082The fraternization part is just information on what not to do.You decide to spend some time talking to Ton, you make some small talk about the office and some general stuff. things are going pretty well in general for now but he's still on the hunt for whoever it was that was talking shit and your a little happier that you're on his good side. You steer the conversation towards the promotion stuff and he gives a hint that he knows what you're talking about but lets on that he can't fully know about it, He suggest that having a good relationships with other workers and being friendly is key and being one of the few people to get along with Komiya is definitely a plus. It'd be best to quell any rumors and not get your honey where you get your money but the company can't be aware of every detail of your personal life and it wouldn't be a serious concern for another position or two anyway. As for the qualifications he suggests honesty is the best policy, your work speaks for itself, you'll just have to hope the higher-ups agree and if they don't you can always get some. You feel a little better after the conversation and eat at your desk with the rest of the team returning after a bit and getting back to work>Work>Work for someone else>Talk with someone>Paperwork>Leave early>Write in
>>5648619>PaperworkShould be a matter of minutes, since it was only that last question left.>Work for someone else (Fenneko)>Talk with someone (also Fenneko)Mostly to ask what she thinks about the rumors. I'm honestly not too concerned, since these sorts of things sometimes stabilize after a while when the next big gossip comes around (I'm guessing it'll be about Retsuko's eventual break up). And if the rumors start to grow (like Fenneko and us getting secretly married or something) we can always quell those.But otherwise I personally don't really mind the rumors too much.Pretty classic boss suggestion about keeping work and personal relationships separate (I can only imagine what Haida would say about that, hah). Sure Ton might have a point in that it might cause issues if we want to climb the ladder more, but I can't bring myself to potentially vote for breaking up with Fenneko for company reasons.
>>5648619>>5648681+1>spoilerI was thinking instead of focusing on our career we could try to deal with our past, or even try something ambitious like writing a book/song.
>>5648770>>5648681>>5648624You fill out the rest of the paperwork while following Ton's advice and just being honest about it. You turn it in still feeling pretty decent about it overall and he tells you that he'll let you know whenever he knows more. After that you head over to Fenneko's desk to snag some of her work and chat her up a bit.You get a bit carried away and have to push yourself a little to make sure that the work is done but you manage. In the end it's worth it to get some snark laced praise from your crush. Things wrap up and people start heading out for the night>Head out with someone>Ask someone out>Head home>Go somewhere else>Stick around>Write in
>>5649589>Head out with someoneDudes night out!
>>5649589>Head out with someone (Haida)We can invite him to the gym and/or we go for some drinks. I think he really needs a buddy he can be with right now.>>5648770Potentially making a song might be cool, same with writing a book. It might be a bit unrealistic, and I still think our past might come to haunt us if we choose to pursue it (unless we use a pen name or get Fenneko and Haida to help us memory hole any online evidence of the things we did) still that's what dreams are for.
>>5649589>>5649645To clarify, dies night out with Haida.
>>5649589>Head out with someone (Haida)
>>5649589>Head out with someone, haidaBring him out, maybe for a concert, a cover band of a good rock band or something.(Nothing to say against the decision to make ookami hate heavy metal, but retsuko's singing is death metal not heavy, that said maybe ookami doesn't even know the difference but i must speak out).
>>5649645>>5649648>>5650012>>5650188You catch up to Haida on his way out and ask him if he wants to hang out tonight, he's down and you kick around a couple of possible ideas. He isn't really up for the gym so you settle on going to his bar, the music might not be your taste but drinks are drinks and it should cheer Haida up a bit at least. Fenneko joins the two of you on the way out and tells you to enjoy the date once she figures out what's going on.You make it to the bar and get settled with Haida, nobody gives you any trouble this time and you even get your first drink free for not escalating things last time >Drink>Gush about Fenneko>Just chill>Pick a fight>Try to get Haida to open up>Write in
>>5650552>Just chillLet's just hang out with our bro for a bit, let thing's progress in a natural manner
>>5650552>Chill talk for a while>Gush a bit about Fenneko>Then use that to segue into trying to get him to open upI'm thinking we can gradually ease what's bothering him (it's almost definitely the Retsuko stuff) by lightly touching romance as a topic.
>>5651491>>5650814>>5650587You take it easy for awhile and make some small talk while drinking a bit and eventually you decide to gush about Fenneko a bit, Haida is still happy for the two of you even if it does put a hint of salt in the wound and he deflects and jokes that you shouldn't turn in to one of those guys who gets a girl and suddenly that's your whole personality. A bit rich coming from him but it makes sense considering. The night progresses and the bar fills up a bit more but you're avoiding trouble for now>Ask Haida what his problem is>Call it a night>Chill>Drink>Write in
>>5651649"You fool, being fit is still at least 50% of my personality">Chill
>>5651649>Ask Haida what his problem isHe ain't good
>>5651649>"You fool, being fit is still at least 50% of my personality">Try to lighten things up for a bit>Tell Haida that if he wants to talk, he can feel free to do so.Probably should've worded the gush about Fenneko bit to be more about touching on romance, maybe it would've been less of a 'salt in the wound' sort of thing.
>>5652100>>5651920>"You fool, being fit is still at least 50% of my personality"That gets a laugh out of him and you manage to lighten the mood back up by chilling out for a bit. You tell Haida that if he wants talk about anything that he can and after working himself up to it a bit he does open up to you, he just feel like he blew it by not talking to Retsuko sooner and he doesn't really know what else to do. You can empathize with feeling directionless so suddenly but it is kinda on him for not acting sooner and letting it define him to an odd degree>Offer to take Resuaske out>Tell him to get over it>They probably won't last>Write in
>>5652404>Advise him to work on his own projects, and find things he wants to do. He's pretty good at playing the bass, there's something he could work on more. Who knows, it might impress her. >Besides, you have a hunch Resasuke and her aren't meant for each other.>Also tell him to keep on being her friend and not to avoid her. Maybe even go to her for advice or her opinions? Nothing too clingy, but enough to make her feel appreciated and listened to.
>>5652404On one side, we know it's temporary and all, on the other i feel like haida would be happier if he didn't just stick around as a simp so retsuko can 'settle down' for him after several seasons.
>>5652404>>5652435Supporting, but also advise him not to be so obsessed over her so much and to be more confident in himself.>>5652445It would be difficult to get him to forget about her. My thought was that we gradually wean him out of simping so hard.
>>5652445You know, there's this really nice doggie who's been into us. We could say we're seeing someone but we know someone we think would get along with her.It's Inui. We gonna make that relationship even more wonky. Being Inui is suffering.
>>5652404>Talk to him about feeling directionless, and how to rise above that.Also a bit of >>5652435 when it comes to the advice too.>>5652445Haida is a bit of an 'interesting' case. Even when everyone told him to move on (hell even Fenneko discouraged him), even with Inui there, even when Retsuko herself didn't show any interest in him, he didn't get over it.It's the main reason why I'm not going for telling him to forget about her right now, it's not going to do anything for him.>>5652566kek
>>5652435I just realized this is basically telling him to do just about the opposite of how Ookami acted with Retsuko lmao
>>5652435>>5652445>>5652499>>5652607You tell him he should focus on some other stuff he enjoys like playing the bass or maybe find some new hobbies, maybe it'll end up helping out in the long run. Besides, you have a hunch they won't be together long anyway from what you know of the two. He should just focus on being her friend so that things don't get out of hand for him. It's good advice without being too heavy handed and he appreciates it. He buys the next round and is in better spirits even if he's still trying to dunk on the dude a bit through the door you opened by mentioning they won't last.It's getting pretty late for a work night but it'd kinda suck to call it when you just got him out of his rut>Call it a night>Darts>More drinks>Go somewhere else>Write in
>>5653707>Chat for a bit more>Call it a nightGotta be responsible, not just for the promotion that will probably happen but for Haida's sake too.
>>5653707>Chat for a bit more>Call it a night
>>5653860>>5653786>>5653740You chat for a bit longer to wind things down and then call it for the night feeling pretty good about getting Haida cheered up, you walk together for as far as you can and then split off. It's dark and you take your usual path, tonight is different though as your assailed on the way and coerced to hand over your money. They aren't terribly intimidating but it's too dark and the bit of alcohol in your system isn't helping, they might not be alone(Relationship with Haida +15)>Try to talk them down>Give him what he wants>Fight>Run>Write in
>>5654454>>Try to talk them down
>>5654454>>Try to talk them downIf they approachI cant let you get close. Start fighting
>>5654454Yeeeeeeeeeeeeah i wouldn't reccomend fighting if you don't wanna get shanked. You knever know if they have weapons.
>>5654454>RunWe're /fit/ enough to manage, even if a bit inebriated. And this being Japan, there's less of a chance for them to have guns.
>>5654454>RunAlways option one in these situations.
>>5654540They might have knives or box cutters.
>>5654454There's always the tried true methods of street survival:Break something with an alarm like a car window or a house window with a rock. Anything that results in spook
>>5654630Ookami is too nice of a guy to justify property damage to save his own skin.
>>5654681property damage means less violence though. Might have to use our expendable cash to fix it I guess if it's a moral issue, in which case we'd probably save money just giving it to the thugs
>>5654803Giving it to the thugs seems like the smarter and more realistic option honestly.I'm mostly just supporting running since I think Ookami could most likely outrun them, and the likelihood of them possessing guns seems low since this is Japan.
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>5654585>>5654558>>5654557>Run(80%)
>>5655234You take a second to weigh your options before settling on running, you turn and bolt and easily outrun the assailant and even blow past a second hidden one who looks shocked. You easily outpace them and are pretty much in the clear but unfortunately luck isn't on your side, you peek over your shoulder to check on them just in time to catch some debris one of them had thrown in a hail mary to the face, it's enough to trip you up and you land on the ground with the wind knocked out of you and your work clothes nice and scuffed. The two are too busy arguing as they approach to notice that you aren't even unconscious. One of them is almost comedically insistent and worried that you're dead >Play dead>Fight>Talk them down>Run>Write in
>>5655234>86>80%What did OP mean by this.>>5655244>Run>But this time don't look back or hesitate, just focus on getting back home and losing themIf they're still approaching then we should have more than enough of a lead (even with the wind knocked out of us from falling). Alternatively if we play dead it could spook them enough to leave, though they might try something stupid like 'hiding the body'.Of course we could just cut our losses and give them the money.Damn it we had this.
>>5655250We could also try to talk them down, since at least one of them doesn't want things to escalate.Only thing I wouldn't recommend is fighting them, since it's a 2v1 and they couls still have weapons. It was also established Ookami isn't a fighter, he just used to beat down people that were weaker than him, so no experience in that regard.
>>5655250+1 Second time's the charm.
>>5655457Hm, talking them down might be possible I guess.And on the combat note, I feel like an eventual goal should be to learn self defense from the yoga teacher.
>>5655250Anything under 80% would have been a success >>5655250You scramble to your feet and give it another go, it's enough to scare the one who thought you were dead in to running off and the other doesn't bother following knowing how fast you are. You make it home and take a look in the mirror, your still a bit sore from the tumble and you'll definitely have a mark tomorrow but maybe it'll be good for some sympathy. You hit the sack and pass right out waking up to the alarm the next day a bit moody about your late night encounter but mostly fine >Leave early>Shower and breakfast>Call someone>Call in >Write in
>>5655971>Shower and breakfast>Check to see if we have any rips or tears in our work clothes, use our spare set if we do (and if we have a spare set of course)Do we have a spare set of work clothes?And thank you for clarifying, QM.
>Miss quest for a couple days>come back>we were muggedDoes this prove Karma isn't real or are we just getting some of our residual bad karma? Hmm. Lol>>5655971>Shower and breakfastMake sure we don't have any blood or dirt stains, some concrete to the face is kind of a big deal.
>>5656499Welcome back!>>5655981You hop in the shower and check your clothes after to salvage what you can, you've still got stuff to wear but it's unfortunate to have to toss some of the stuff that you do. Could be worse though. You check the mirror after to make sure you don't have any dirt or blood left on you and it seems the hot water helped open up a cut you hadn't noticed with how tired you were, you clean it up and bandage it and move on to making breakfast while texting Fenneko a bit as well, seems that's becoming more of a routine. Once you finish you notice that chores are piling up a bit and probably worth doing soon. You hit the road and make it to the office on time as usual, Retusko is heading in and you also spot Inui hanging around the lobby talking to some other gals>Talk to Retsuko>Talk to Inui>Wait for someone else>Head up early>Write in
>>5657047>Talk to RetsukoWhen was the last time we've had a normal conversation with her?But besides that it'll be interesting to see if she's still as infatuated with Resasuke as before.
>>5657047>Chat with retsukoLet's just chill and how she is doing, I somewhat remember she got a hard nesting phase with resasuke.>Try to have a word with Ton when we arriveWe are contesting for a promotion, lets try to tell him someone tried to assault us and we managed to run home with a fre bruises; we do NOT want a rumor in the office that we got in a fight
>>5657047>Talk to Retsuko
>>5657238>We are contesting for a promotion, lets try to tell him someone tried to assault us and we managed to run home with a fre bruises; we do NOT want a rumor in the office that we got in a fightThinking about it, Retsuko might be curious about our appearance too. It might be good if she asks and we clarify it, just to kill any rumors before they start.
>>5657507>>5657258>>5657238>>5657070You catch Retsuko on the way up, it's been a bit since you've talked to her and it's kinda nice. You don't know her well enough to intuit what exactly it could be but she does seem a bit off today, you have some pleasant low stakes conversation until she notices your face and gets a bit carried away asking if you're ok and what happened, it attracts some more feminine attention and funnily enough Komiya joining in on the doting.You tell Retusko you'll catch up later and manage to get out and make it to the office,. Haida teases you a bit about the crowd before showing some concern as well and you fill him in , he thinks you should have kicked their asses personally but he's glad you're ok and apologizes for getting you in to that situation to an extent.(Relationship with Retsuko +3)>Talk to someone>Work for someone else>Work>Slack off>Write in
>>5658080>WorkWe get paid to do it so might as well.Imagine how much protein we could buy with a pay raise, we should ask the protein lady
>>5658080>WorkPromotion is in the works, can't slow down too much. The concern everyone showed was nice.
>>5658080>Work>After you're done help out in general>You don't know her well enough to intuit what exactly it could be but she does seem a bit off todaySo this is where her infatuation for Resasuke is starting to end I bet.
>>5658080>Work>After you're done help out in generalWe have enough of a lead to do this.
>>5658086We should ask the yoga teacher lol
>>5658558>>5658557>>5658166>>5658091>>5658086You get to work and get your own done, it's not too much so it leaves you with a bit of time to work generally around the office and help other people where you can. it defiantly helps your prospects since you get along with everyone a little better and you get some exposure to all of the different work people are doing and strengths/weakness's. Lunch rolls around and you wrap up what you're doing, Fenneko takes the opportunity to talk with you a bit and also makes sure your ok before laying in to you lightly about it,that could bother some people but if anything you probably find it more reassuring. You've got a good opportunity to keep her for yourself for lunch unless you wanted to do something else >Eat with Fenneko>Eat with someone else>Work through lunch>Talk to Ton>Write in
>>5659120>Eat with FennekoSure, why not? I mean I don't think we have much work to do, and Ton will approach us when he gets an answer about the promotion.
>>5659120>Eat with Fenneko
>>5659120>>Eat with FennekoAs long as we aren't being too pushy or clingy.
>>5659554>>5659261>>5659204You eat with Fenneko today and have a pretty good time despite the occasional stare you receive. At one point another gal from the office comes by to give you some sympathy and probe you a bit, Fenneko isn't necessarily the jealous type but she does curb it by mentioning your first date and hinting she's still waiting for a second.Besides that things are pretty much normal with Haida joining after a bit and leading in to the usual banter. As things are wrapping up he mentions that Ton was looking for you(Relationship with Fenneko +3)>Work>Talk to someone>Work for someone else>Slack off>Write in
>>5660122>WorkAnd after we're done (I don't think we have much left if anything at all):>Talk to someone (Ton)Since he was looking for us.
>>5660141+1 lets see what bossman wants
>>5660122It's pretty funny...We're actively isolating Retsy. That and her best friend is in a relationship that's going better than her own.lol
>>5660441How are we isolating retsu? Isnt she kind of doing it on her oen with resasuke?
>>5660441Things are mostly going how they did in canon. It might seem like she's being isolated, but she's still good friends with Washimi and Gori. If things keep on going this way, she'll get her spotlight and nothing drastic will change from the show.What would REALLY isolate her would be if we somehow stop her from being in a relationship with Tadano somehow with our wingcanid magic.
>>5660476Actually meeting and (probably?) befriending Tadano is something I'm looking forward to especially since when first met he looks like an unemployed homeless guy.Somebody here suggested learning to drive earlier in the thread I think, and I personally like the idea of it because of the freedom and options it'll provide. We'll probably be able to afford a car and a place to park it with the promotion we get, since even Retsuko was able to afford it and we're more frugal than she is.
>>5660560>>5660154>>5660149>>5660141You do a bit of busy work but struggle to find much to do at the moment, it still works as a decent opportunity to study a bit and review some of your strategies and habits. You find a good stopping place while you still have some time and check in with Ton, he's a bit gruff as he questions your injury but once you clear that up he acknowledges that you seem to be getting on pretty well lately and that he was considering you as an organizer for the next office party if you're interested. As far as the promotion goes he needs to schedule you for a meeting with HR and some other higher up, considering the current workflow he was going to put you down for this friday or tuesday. You can let him know tomorrow morning which you'd think would work better.Finally he gives you a bit of extra work while your around, it'll take a bit of extra time out of your day but you've had worse. You wrap up getting your stuff settled at your desk and notice everyone else is packing up for the day>Go home>Go somewhere else>Work late>Ask someone out>Talk to someone>Write in
>>5660982>Talk to someone>FennekoWe can schedule that second date with her and make sure we don't have a situation where she planned for something but we're busy with getting the promotion finished up/organizing for the party.Maybe go to the aquarium like an anon suggested earlier in the thread? Or we can just ask her where she'd like to go and when.And after talking about this stuff we should probably go back home and do our chores, since they're piling up.
>>5660982Also it's Wednesday in the quest today right?I'm mostly asking since I don't want to miss the yoga classes.
>>5661003>>5661024Yup it's Wednesday >>5661541You talk to Fenneko on the way out and bring up the date she was talking about, you suggest an aquarium and that works for her. you agree on sunday for now. You tell her good night and split off to head home. Your there much earlier than usual since you didn't decide to go out tonight and have enough time to do a couple of things if you wanted>Screw around on the internet>Text someone>Chores>Hobby>Go back out>Go to be early>Write in
>>5661801>ChoresThey've started to pile up right? Better get them done.
>>5661801>Chores>Do some online sleuthing and shitposting>Then do at least 20 push ups before bedSince we have the time to do some stuff.
>>5661804Support.Our lit can help us get creative lol
>>5661803>>5661804>>5661811You knock out your chores at leisure pace while doing some sleuthing and shitposting on the web. Your still a bit of a novice but you have a good time anyway, with enough practice you might even impress Fenneko. Your lit tinted approach mostly just gets you called a nerd at first but you manage to hone it down to have enough edge without trying to hard. You finish up with that do some push ups to keep yourself in the habit and checking your phone after you have a good laugh at some pissed off web denizen who's still spamming reply's long after you quit egging them on >Text someone>Bed time>Go out late> Hobby>Write in
>>5662294>Bed timeI'm thinking we should hit the soup kitchen soon. Feels like it's been a minute.
>>5662294>Bed time>>5662408We usually do that every Sunday, oddly enough. It could be nice to do it on a weekday, but with yoga, planning for the party, the date on Sunday, and the promotion it might be best to do it Saturday (or even Friday afternoon if we're lucky).
>>5662445>>5662442>>5662408You call it a night and laze in bed a bit while you wind down before dozing off and wake up a bit earlier than your alarm the next day since your in a bit of a groove.>Leave early>Shower and breakfast>Text someone>Call in >Write in
>>5663661>Text someone (Fenneko)>Shower and breakfastI reckon we can fit texting in between our morning routine.
>>5664085>>5664071>>5664046>>5663733>>5663724You text Fenneko a bit while you go through your morning routine of showering and throwing together some breakfast, it's starting to fit pretty well in to your routine and it's nice even if there isn't much substance to the morning chatting. You fill her in a bit on your sleuthing exploits last night as well. You finish up the routine and hit the road making it to the office on time>Head up with Inui>Head up with Komiya>Go up early>Go somewhere else>Write in
>>5664313>Head up with Komiya
>>5664313>>Head up with InuiWould like to see more of her.
>>5664313>Head up with InuiLet's say hello
>>5664313>Head up with InuiNeed more friends
>>5664313>Head up with KomiyaThe bro connection.I think 4chan are my post, cause I don't see it. Unless it hasn't updated on my side yet, though it has been a few hours.
>>5664929I guess 4chan is hungry.
>>5664929>>5664712>>5664652>>5664490>>5664712>>5664652>>5664490You head up with Komiya today, he's more high strung than he usually is but you attribute that to some of the crunch that was going on in the office or whatever he's got going on with Tsunoda. You don't get much out of him on either front but he seems to be confident about the latter still, you spend the rest of the ride up chatting about music and mulling over hanging out again sometime but eventually split off soon to head to your desks. There's a decent bit of work today for you to knock out but you did have some other stuff you'll probably want to start setting up with Ton or Fenneko(Relationship with Komiya +3)>Work>Work for someone else>slack off>Chat>Write in
>>5664998>WorkI'm thinking we also talk to Fenneko about setting up the date more when lunch rolls around. Then again we could start asking Ton about the meeting and what we need to do to prepare (if we need to bring anything, how long it'll take, and so on).While we could leave it off for when work is over, we have yoga scheduled and we'd probably be short on time. If we talk to Fenneko at lunch about the date we can tell Ton after work that we'd like to schedule the meeting for Tuesday, though we might have a bit of time after lunch is over to tell him if we're lucky.And tomorrow/Monday at lunch we could ask Ton about the details in organizing that office party too, I think.
>>5665158>>5665010You work through the morning and put a pretty good dent in the extra work, by the time lunch rolls around your back to a comfortable level as long as you don't get any more sent your way. You get up and stretch your legs a bit while checking out who's hanging around the lunch room. Fenneko and Retsuko are chattering away while Tsunoda and Haida hold a conversation at another table>Work>Eat with someone>Eat alone>Look for someone else>Write in
>>5665914Tsunoda and Haida interacting?Scandalous! i kind of don't even want to interject into such a rare occurence as this.I vote to find someone else to chat to or even just stay in the corner aloneThen get the after report from Haida of what the hell they were talking about.
>>5665914>Talk to Ton>Ask him about the meeting (if we need to bring anything, how long it'll take, what we should say), then tell him we'd like to have it Tuesday>Then get more details about organizing the partyBest not to keep him waiting on that, giving him a response now can let him schedule with the higher ups sooner rather than later.>>5665923Now that you mention it, it is pretty interesting. And even more so because at around this point in canon he would've been drunk in the rain.
>>5665927It's still coming, we've delayed it by keeping him busy for a bit I think. But it's coming.
>>5666030The question is if it'll come before Retsuko and Resasuke break up, since she's already showing signs of not being able to hold onto that relationship, and we advised Retsuko to be more genuine with him (which is the main reason they separated).I guess the choice of sitting with Retsuko and Fenneko will help us figure out how their relationship is going.The more shadowrunning part of me feels like the main part of the conversation between Haida and Tsunoda will be about Retsuko.
>>5665927>>5665927Page 10, i should start a new thread soon right?You eat at your desk hastily so that you'll have some extra time to talk to Ton. You get some visitors at your desk asking a question or making some general chit chat with you since you've been a little more out-going with your help lately. You finish up and head over to Ton and wait a second for him to finish whatever he's doing with his Abacus before asking for any details about Tuesday, he honestly is a bit in the dark about it since this is uncommon but apparently some higher up wants to review candidates for promotion to assure that the company isn't being frivolous. He's not sweating it though, you shouldn't need to bring anything but you can if you thing it'll help, other than that he tells you he's backed you as much as he can but you'll have to play it by ear. You settle it for Tuesday and he nods, it's locked in. You ask him about the party and he fills you in, pretty simple overall just book the venue and inform/convince people to go and generally oversee the event. It'd also include a small bonus. >Talk to someone>Work>Work for someone else>Write in
>>5666659>Work>After we're done talk to Haida for a bit, see how he's doing>Then go around helping people in general if we have the timeAfter work is over we can plan out the date with Fenneko more in dept.And yeah, I'd probably archive the thread just to be safe.
>>5666659>>5666680+1But also>Talk to Fenneko and offer to do a bit of her work>>5666659I wouldn't be too worried, this thread has at least a week left on the board.>he honestly is a bit in the dark about it since this is uncommon but apparently some higher up wants to review candidates for promotion to assure that the company isn't being frivolous.Time to meet the big bad from season 4, or at least the owl guy/another of his cronies.
>>5666696>>5666680Support And oh shit it's that handsome bastard, I think.Also no need to worry OP, thread should still be up for a few days.
>>5666680>>5666696>>5666717>>5666722Sick thanks, I'll give this one another post after this and then archive and get the new one going.You get to it and slog through the rest of your work to get it done and then check in with Haida, he tells you he's doing alright and it seems like he is for now. You do some other work around the office to keep up appearances while soaking up some appreciation before offering to do some for Fenneko,she's thanks you as well but declines this time, she's got nothing better to do and she doesn't want to rely on you too much. You get back to helping around generally and learn a bit more about some of the stuff you don't usually handle while your at it. You get a bit carried away with the guy you're helping and realize everyone's packing up>Stay late>Talk to someone>Ask someone out>Go home>Go somewhere else>Write in
>>5666696>Time to meet the big bad from season 4, or at least the owl guy/another of his cronies.With that said, I think we should brush up our resume or otherwise start preparing this Saturday.>>5667794>Talk to someone>Fenneko, ironing out the date a bit more>Invite her to yoga classes>Then go to the gym for yogaShe'll probably decline, but eh it's nice to at least offer since it is relaxing.
>>5667805+1 sure sounds fun, who knowsWonder if with all that has transpired, turns our first interaction with Fenneko to simping
>>5667858Hah, that would be funny. Better watch out and not turn into a Haida lmaoWe have been pretty good at avoiding being much of a simp I feel, since it was Fenneko who got infatuated first and Ookami didn't have his feelings about her sorted out until he asked her on a date.
>>5667880We should probably hang out with him more. He was worried about everyone abandoning him and we haven't exactly been disproving the notion. Maybe a group hang?
>>5667925That would be nice, we haven't done that in a while.Think we should invite Komiya too?
>>5668067Probably best to stick to core crew. Haida, Retsuko, Fenneko, and us.
>>5667805>>5667858Totally wiped from my job so one more post in this thread then i'll get everything for the new one together You catch up to Fenneko outside and walk home together for the most part, you chat a bit about how the week has been and and fill her in a bit on the fact that you might be up for promotion. She's not very impressed with that but you know her work ethic. You bring up the date she mentioned the other day at work and suggest Yoga, she screws with you for a bit about what you're implying with that before letting on that she's just messing with you. You give her the details and she agree's although it may not be her favorite idea. Just let her know what night you wanna go and she'll come if she can but she can't make it tonight. You continue the walk in silence for a bit, just enjoying each others company and then split off to head to the gym, checking in to the class and getting to it. Some of it's still a bit tricky for you but that's par for the course with learning new things, your usual co-workers are there as well if you wanted to catch any of them during a break or after>Talk to someone>Finish it out>Write in
>>5668565>Try to talk to the yoga instructorShould be funny at least, though we could talk to Washimi and Gori too. Retsuko's probably not here again I think.Also what time will Ookami's aquarium date this Sunday with Fenneko start?
>>5668565>Try to talk to the yoga instructor