>>421102Oh no Ozma's home, better stop @:
Well, for some reason I'm still wearing clothes, so I'd say the stripping
isn't going at all.
Think you caught enough fish ?
I dunno if that counts as clothes.She wheels the wagon to the kitchen!
And yep, We won't be starving this
winter! She starts to unload her haul into a chest freezer. Lots of real big fish, and some smaller exotic fish! Apperently ozma has standards on which fish she takes home.
Also I can't express how much I love this blizzard box thing… So much easier than having to keep a block of ice and cast blizzard on it every few hours.
It decorates my body and covers up the private bits.That's basically what clothes are for. Mostly the first one.
Would it be better if I walk around naked ?That's probably a joke but it might be hard to tell
Anyway, I think there's a word for it… 'Freezer' ?Zana looks the fishies over !
Oh ! Should we invite Merilda for dinner ? That's a much more exciting thought than what's for dinner
No no, some clothes is better than none.She finishes dropping most of the fish into the freezer
Hmm, Freezer eh?She takes the last fish out of the wagon and throws it up on the counter, in front of her step stool
Wow you're really crazy about this girl.
Don't you think it's a bit early to say I'm crazy about her ?
I mean she's amazing and cute, and… Beautiful…Oh no someone stop her
I didn't think you wanted to hear about the thing he's packing between his legs.
Anyway Geralt is a dirty fun hookup when I meet him out in the forest or the streets. Merilda is different, she's…
Ah, how do I put it…Whatever it is, it's easy to see the excitement in Zana's eyes just thinking about her.
I did not, but what I meant is that you never thought about asking him over for dinner.Ozma stops dressing the fish and smiles over at Zana!
Someones in lo~ove~Ozma has opted to tease Zana!
I don't know yet. I mean I love what she does to me, but…She's not gonna deny it though
… Wanna sterilize the whole apartment ?So instead she's gonna come up with the most feeble excuse not to invite Geralt over
Awww, you're being so cute!
I don't think I've ever seen you be anything but direct before.She washes up and goes to the fridge to get some stuff to cook with!
I mean it wouldn't be the first time.
>>421118The turtle scoffs at the punk in the sewer
Yeah you aren't exactly gonna win any beauty pageants yourself there, bud. Get outta here.Raph pulls out his sai, flipping them around to make sure the stabby sides are pointed outwards, and interposes himself between the punk and the TARMAN
What horror movie did you crawl out of? A new sequel to Child's Play maybe?
Keep your hurt feelings and get out of the damn sewer!Raph points towards the tunnel towards the ladder the turtle himself came down
Not a chance, Moldy.Raph will answer the lunge with a bob to the side and then swinging to jam the Sai into it's face
Yeah…He seems pretty dedicated to his cause, after all…Sigh
Wishful thinking, maybe?
What, really ?
And I was trying so hard
not to be too direct around her.<_<
… Do you think I messed up ?
…He turns back to the body after seeing it smash the head into a wall
Uh…fall down now.He gestures at it, hoping it'll just listen to him
It's gonna be risky no matter what we do…Sigh
But we can't just do nothing…
Ah, phew…That's visibly a relief !
I still think it's too early to say I'm in love, buuut~
I guess I can't deny it either.
Oh I know, I was just teasing. It very rare that I get a good chance to tease you.
But yeah, I'm glad to see you two being so happy together. It's nice.
Gee, didn't think of it that way.Smiles at this goofer
Still, he's really good. Doesn't even hurt anymore unless I put pressure on it. How are you feeling, though?
>>421144Nope, it's a silly girl in a dumb hat and dress
Excuse you, I am a MUCH
trying to be condescending.She huffs and stants up
I mean to be fair, we both know that guy was bellow your pay grade~
Aw, am I too hard to tease ? If you ask nicely I might just pretend to be embarrassed for you.Now she's just sassin
So should I invite her over ?
>>421148He spins his Sai around and puts them back in the belt
Sorry if I don't excuse myself.
The hell you doing down here, girly?
Yeah go for it, This fish will be plenty for three of us once I add in some side dishes.She's grabbed some potatoes and carrots and green beans and started washing them
Fried fish and chips with roasted carrots and green beans sound good to you?
Enjoying the show. I thought the boy was going to die before someone saved him, but your response time is pretty fast for a turtle.She wanders over to the squirming giblets and looks down at them.
Some beings have the strangest rules…
As fine and sane as ever, thank you.Alice doesn't have a lot of smiles to share, but all things considered that's probably understandable.
I did walk away reasonably unscathed, after all.
I'm a ninja, speed has to be near the top of my game.
So are you telling me you're responsible for that thing?
Lovely~ Yeah, sure, it sounds fine.She completely forgot to pay attention to anything beyond Ozma's first four words.Zana gets out her Guild Communicator(TM) to text a white mage !
Oh, if she accepts I'll have to prepare the bedroom. Did you get any roses ?
Ewwww no! I only associate with cute things! Do I look like someone who'd use rotten old zombies? She shakes her head
No, I hate the being responsible for that thing. That's why I was keeping an eye on it, hoping someone would deal with it.
What ever do you mean ?
He did hit me quite a bit, but I am rather tougher than I look.
Yeah, that's the thing. You're tougher than you look.
And I've kinda only just discovered that…I was worried.
Something's pushing itself into this world, working within its structure to send things through which sow chaos and suffering. She kicks the giblets into the water and watches as they wash away down the sewer
While I don't have issues with chaos and suffering as a rule, I would prefer if this particular source of those things would leave this world alone.
Hmhm I didn't think you'd be the type to just keep rose petals around~
Thanks though, then I won't have to go and find some. But you might need to resupply.
Well, I appreciate that you worry about me.
Did you think the vorpal blade was just for show ?She sounds curious, like she's trying to understand where Jill is coming from or just why she was worried
They're pretty useful! I can use them to make dyes, or perfumes, and they work as reagents in some of my potions.
It shouldn't be too hard to get more, I was planing to go out harvesting tomorrow anyway.
How am I supposed to know?! It looks like a fancy kitchen knife!Sighs
Look, I don't know
how strong you are. This is the first time I've ever seen you in action and you…you surprised me, okay?
Or you can strew them around your bed and make it a little more romantic.
Why don't you grow your own roses, though ?
Yeah, but that one's not my kind of thing.Shruuuuug
I don't really have the room here to garden. I really should find a place to do that though, it would save me time.
Hmmm…Alice takes a moment to inspect her knife !It does look a lot like a fancy oversized kitchen knife.
When you say it like that I suppose I can see the resemblance. Nonetheless it is sharper than any kitchen knife I've laid hands on.She holds out the blade for Jill ! She can try touching it if she wants to.If she does she'll find that it is indeed extremely sharp.
… Anyway, it's quite alright if I surprised you. As long as I didn't leave you terrified of me.
If you knew it like I do, you'd understand.Lambda shrugs at the turtle.
I mean even if I was, I'm pretty sure you could take on more of them. They're smarter than your average zombie, but not by much.
Besides, if I wanted to trick you I'd have shown up disguised as one of your brothers and lured you into a trap that way. Or at least as someone evil you recognize. Appearing to you in my actual form doesn't really help to trick you unless you're very susceptible to the color pink.
What about the rooftop ?
Just buy that and make it your garden if you have to.
Wouldn't have let you carry me to this clinic if I was.Jill inspects the blade but does not touch it
Well, now that I've seen it up close, yeah, it's pretty threatening. Anyway, you went toe-to-toe with that huge freak and came out on top. It takes more than a sharp knife to do that. Even one that
You live with me and make stuff for me, so I'll share whatever money I have with you.Zana shruuuuuuuugs like it's no big deal
Just make sure it grows.
Oh of course, how rude of me!
I am Lady Lambdadelta, the Witch of Certainty who has lived for 1000 years~
I know quite a lot of things about quite a lot of beings, and I make it a point to pay attention to especially interesting worlds and people, and that counts your family~She seems undisturbed by the sai
Feel free to stab me with that if you'd like, but it would just get all sticky.
They certainly help. Where do you keep
Yeah, of course.
I hardly ever spend money on stuff outside the bedroom, so it's just been sitting there, growing and growing and waiting to be put to use.
You could use it to… I don't know, build a crafting empire or something. That's what my friend back in Eorzea did.
More or less~ But hey, if you don't want super powerful being sticking their nose in your business stop being interesting. It's not our fault you're a giant heroic turtle with attitude.She smiles
But I can leave you alone if that's what you wish. I just thought you might want to help fight back this coming scourge.
While this place has it's fair share of heroes, they aren't all equally suited to handle the horrors that are coming.
Hm? Ah, hello!She was lost in concentration!
I was just working on this charm…it's a little magic to help ma-, err…Steve's Avengers out :D
Well now that oyu mention it, some extra starting capital could really help me make the shop I want to open at the guild really shine. And being able to have a place to grow my own plants could really help save me some time.
… If you're sure about this, I'll take you up on it.
I've never had help offered to me by a person of your like and it not have a giant "but" attached to it.
So what's the catch?
Cause I can just crawl back out of this dump and get my friends at the Black Order to help me.Goat Mom's network of orphans have to know each other
…So there's a lot
more to it than just being a sharp kitchen knife, then, huh?
He is…ah, but he doesn't like being called
master. Apparently it's an American-thing.Nefertari shrugs!
I do forget occasionally, though.
Wouldn't have mentioned it if I wasn't.
The bank stuff's all in the safe, that's prooooobably all you need.
Oh yes, quite a lot more.
It might also take the shape of a teapot or a pepper grinder.
So I'm basically being used for a stupid game of chess by some weird beings outside reality.
This isn't some kind of dumb family fued is it? I had enough of that with Rat King and his siblings.
But no, we aren't family. We're just an evil cosmic being and a somewhat more neutral cosmic being who wants to be left alone.
Ah—It's hard to hug that low, so Zana reponds to hugs with headpats @:
I couldn't have asked for a better roommate myself really.
It's important to support your friends, right ?
Let's just get on with this already.
You're the boss~Lambda snaps her fingers, and a gauntlet will appear in the air in front of Raph. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of this gauntlet because I cannot find out which issue of what comic it was in, but whatever!
If you agree to help hold the darkness at bay, reach out to the gauntlet, and it will enchant you you with a marking that appear and glow when it sense danger from the Crawling Chaos. This will help you stay one step ahead of the monsters that are coming.
A word of warning however, it will sting a bit, but you're a pretty big guy I'm sure that won't bother you.
>>421213Judgemental stares! Huzzah, Alastor's favorite thing in the whole world!His eyes meet with this JUDGEMENTAL BITCH's, and that broad smile becomes rather toothy all of a sudden.But still quite amicable, by most peoples' standards!
Good evening, there!That static and buzz only gets more prominent as he actually speaks, but doesn't make his words any harder to understand, really. Giving his odd cane a jaunty twirl as he continues to hum his tune, he will stroll RIGHT on over to this desk and stop in front of it.
I say, my dear, I seem to have taken a wrong turn on my stroll this evening, and gotten myself all turned about…He holds the cane and waves the head of it around in a small circle a few times to accentuate his meaning.
… and I'm afraid I haven't the foggiest idea where in Hell I might have wound up!Tak! He plants that cane on the ground and leans on it, the smile never leaving his face as he speaks.
I don't suppose you might be so inclined as send me off in the right direction, would you, my dear?
Not in my
hell? Ha ha ha!He seems to find this an amusing statement.
Now, there isn't exactly a wide range of Hells to choose from, is there?Naturally, he finds the idea ridiculous.
But then, you don't seem the type to idly joke around, nor do I remember seeing any garden so singularly and uncharacteristically lovely as this where I'm from! So, what the hell, I'll bite.He clasps his hands behind his back and leans slightly over the desk at Eiki.
Do enlighten me, my dear. Exactly where
have I wound up?
Don't tell me about thaaaaaaaaaat.>>421217
S-sorry.Almost apologetically she loosens her grip on the tails !But she still wants to just disappear into them.
There isn't?Eiki raises an eyebrow!
A purely monotheistic universe, perhaps? How odd.She shakes her head.
We have a plethora of hells to suit all requirements.
As to where you are more precisely, this is the border of Higan, the land where souls await judgement. The hells proper are down there.Eiki waves toward the distant screaming.
I'm sure she'll show up eventually! She's quite adventurous, after all~Yuyuko's gonna give Ran a headpat!>>421218
Oh, don't worry, Chen is quite cuddle-able as well!
Mm…Yukari used to spoil her quite thoroughly…
>>421218That 'sorry' goes totally unacknowledged, but the other thing…
Don't tell you about what? How Chen would attack you ever so viciously if she saw you so enamoring yourself within my fluffy tails?>>421220Headpat.
Mmm. Well, I can only hope, at least.
of hells?Alastor turns to look in the direction she waved, and takes a moment to listen to all that distant screaming.
Ahhh, now that
sounds familiar! Familiar, downright homey…Brief, interference-laden chuckle.
… but not very entertaining
.The smile does not waver in the slightest as he critiques it so, but the tone of his voice takes on a very 'same old, same old' kind of quality.
Competi…Ran covers her face with her sleeve again!
Oh my, to think you're having such bold thoughts…>>421224Ran's gonna take advantage of Maribel not paying attention to reach over and snag a dango for herself.
Eight major hells subdivided, depending on how you count them, into upwards of 60,000. I don't think anybody's ever properly counted them.Eyebrow raise.
You have some advice?
? Oh, certainly not! I wouldn't dare be so presumptuous as to tell you how to run things around here.Somehow, that sounds completely genuine and also like a complete lie.
I just mean to say the old classic kinds of hellish punishment… they just lack a certain je nais se quoi
after a number of decades.
>>421225>>421226Nom nom nom
…So miss Merry~
What is it you do besides playing with Ran-chan's tails?
Oh, I very much doubt that any punishments you might have already whipped up around here are going to tickle my
fancy.He might be telling the truth. Eiki would likely have no trouble discerning that however affable he may seem, his is truly a most wicked (and most wickedly powerful) soul.
Uhh…Quick Maribel come up with something
I… Go on walks sometimes ?
Frankly, I personally have little interest in what happens once a soul is judged. So long as they are purified to the point where they are able to reenter the cycle of reincarnation.
I do not know how you conducted yourself in your own world, but if you desire to assist in this hell you are free to do so, provided you do not disrupt operations.
I thought humans had to do a lot more than that to stay alive.
a thought as that is, I have a bustling new venture in the works for an all new form of entertainment for myself. One that I shouldn't be away from too long, unless I want to miss some of the show!He very much does not.
So if you would just be so kind, then, as to tell me how I might return to where I came from, Miss…?Waiting for a name!
I have no reason to hold you here, of course.
Cross the river there.She points!
I would advise obtaining the services of one of the shinigami to cross. Attempting to swim or fly over the Sanzu is…not advisable. Do you have any money on you?
…I miss the BSAA sometimes.
I really shouldn't be surprised by this point. My fault. Anyway, I'm gonna need to make my report to Smoker over the phone. Bet he'll be nice 'n pleased with this.He'll yell at her to call for backup
>>421241Just hire Alice to be your backup, it'll be great
I'd not be pleased about it at all if I were him.
On the contrary, I've a feeling they're bound to come back once again sooner or later.
Yes, I figured it may just slow his return to life down. Last time his head was severed and buried, yet he still put himself back together.
In any case, isn't your leg fine now ? You don't seem that hurt to me.
You might've had a prior obligation.Smil
Thanks, regardless. Even if it is simply what friends do.
'Simply' what friends do as opposed to… ?
Is there something you'd like to tell me ?
>>421209Zana's Guild Communicator(TM) makes a message sound and she checks it !Ozma can probably figure out the answer just by the way Zana jumps with giddy excitement and holds the phone close to her chest.
Ah, haha~ !
I need candles.
Thank goodness, you almost had me afraid you might be in immediate danger of going through the same things I have.Which is to say that she would have been about 200% ready to kill a predator
Well, it's not a problem. Let's get you home.With the vorpal blade back in its more compact knife form, Alice goes to support Jill !
You wouldn't be the first to try~
Raphael, the Cool but Rude Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, welcome to the Midnight sons!As he puts the gauntlet on, his for arm will start to burn! After a short but rather painful burn, the gauntlet will vanish and he will see that he now has a mark on his forarm shapped like the second picture (But without the text) It will be glowing bright green, and after a few seconds it will fade away, becoming invisible. The pain will also fade.
When a minion of Chaos is near, that symbol will glow to alert you to it's presence. Only you and other members of the team will be able to see the glow, so don't worry about it ruining your stealth or anything.
Oh shush, I'm not that
reckless. Of course I'll use Teraflare.Limit breaking the candles would probably be worse, but thankfully it was just a joke.Zana practically runs off to get her bedroom all niced up !
I think we kinda knew that from day one, Izuru.Suruga is currently flopped over a chair, with a small datapad in hand. Looks like he's playing some sort of game on it as he lazily swipes and taps on it.
But hey, at least it's a little bit more peaceful.
Well…Y-yeah, but you know. When we started this mission, I thought they'd at least be at our level of technology. And not…all over the place…Good thing heroes are adaptable.DERP>>421263It has not really taken form aside from some basic lining so farBut it will eventually be a heroic character taking an unconscious damsel away from danger
Yeah, you can't really temper yourself in this kind of calm.NO, STUPID
At the very least, we have a tech level where they can keep our ships repaired and running. That's the real important thing.Suruga swipes and taps a few more times, staring intently at his game>>421263
You just know you're just inviting something crazy to happen when you say something like that, right?Suruga gives Kei SUCH a look.
I've played enough games to know how that goes.
Mm, it's been quite interesting meeting the people involved! They're quite a…well, diverse group!Y'know. Wolf people. Alien cyborg. High school kid.
I'm not sure if I count as one or not…but I'm glad to help out :D
You think so?This gets a laugh!
Ah, but my husband will surely be envious!
There's nothing to really be tempered for, what are you even talking about?>>421268
Maybe, but it would have been bound to happen anyways…and you should stop thinking about things like a video game.
I'm certain he would love
to be a superhero! He does enjoy that kind of thing now and then.
We haven't been going from space to ground as often as we did back home. I hope we don't get too accustomed to gravity again…>>421272
Heroes perform better under pressure!Numbskull
It's healthy to have a bit of gravity in your life, though. The human body doesn't exactly do great in environments without it, no matter how much you exercise.>>421272
I know, life isn't supposed to be a game, but I can't help not thinking about the parallels, you know?Suruga places his pad down and glances over at Kei
You want to take bets on the next big thing that'll show up here?
Haha, yeah…D-…Do you think he'd…he'd like
"superhero to everyone he knows"?
Real people don't.>>421278
Okay, I bet it'll be Hellfire.
I mean, we always had gravity, it just isn't always…natural.>>421281
But aren't we heroes?SURUGA, SAY SOMETHING WEIRDLY MEANINGFUL
I'll take that bet. What do you wanna wager?He pokes his tablet a few more times>>421284
We're not just heroes, Izuru, we're Majestic Princes. We're royalty amongst the commoners, but we need to prove ourselves worthy of a such a title.
We went through quite a few heralds back in the day…sometimes they would lose their voices in the middle of reciting his titles!
Ah, of course that was merely the stress caused by mortals having to speak so many divine names in one go! So naturally I made sure they were properly taken care of :D
I guess whoever wins pays for the other's lunch for a week?DON'T DO IT SURUGA IT'S A TRAPand then suddenly Asagi decides to finally speak up from his position in the chair next to the desk.
"Do you guys always have to talk about this stuff in my room?"
Mnn…Wasn't that just because we were MJP?…Besides, holding yourself over others isn't very heroic…>>421287
C'mon, onii-chan, it's like old times!Old times was like…a month before they showed up in Leyang
I'm just the one who keeps the wheels greased.Nefertari waves a hand dismissively!
It's really nothing spectacular!
One day I got a little lost and I just walked in here, but then you found me and brought me home.>>421291
So I kept coming back to eat all his nuts.NOM
Hmmm, I suppose that's true!
Still, having it be official is nice!
By being part of an organization, I mean! Nef waves a hand again!
But don't worry about it. You must tell me how things have been going for you! :D
I keep summoning Assassins.DERP
And they're all really…kinda sexual.DOUBLE DERP
Is that a problem?
Ah…I…I mean, no, but…Squirmsquirm
I don't…just want them to be…like that…because it's fun but because it'll be…special for them…Be-because we care for each other and all that…Bond levels, yo
Ah, I didn't realize you were a romantic! :D
Well, I'm sure if you're firm with them they'll respect your wishes!
Just like the princes of old, we were 'born' into our positions of power, Izuru. The people trust us to wield the power we have for good things.He shifts in his chair slightly, still tapping away>>421287
Ah…no.And then an ASAGI SHOWS UP
Where else would we talk about important things like this?
I mean…Tha-that's okay, right? I…I mean, all of my Servants are so precious to me…I WANTED THAT ASTOLFO DICK
"'Old times' wasn't even a year ago.">>421303
"Someone else's room!"Kei looks at Suruga with a brow raised
Saying we were born with it isn't exactly accurate either.
…oh! Right.How could she have forgotten that? Androids aren't supposed to forget things. 2B makes a mental note to defrag before bed tonight…
As long as you're enjoying yourself.>>421291A tight-lipped grimace implies an emphatic "GOOD" at hearing V/V hasn't been served liquor.
Thanks for keeping an eye out for her. We're…What are they now? Friends doesn't seem like right right word anymore.
Yes, well…I'm limiting you to one bowl per day.>>421306Tyki has been around the block and practically has it memorized. The insinuation does NOT escape him
…Really?…You and her, huh?…Didn't know she understood that sort of intimacy.>>421293
No offense, of course.
Mmm, I suppose it is more fun with people you know! She chuckles!
Although there were always new girls around the palace. It was politically expedient for my beloved to pick up a few new wives now and then!
Mhm ! They're really tasty, you should have some.>>421309
Awww, can't you make it three ? Or four ?
Anyway it's alright, she taught me a few things about it on the couch. And then all our flowers bloomed a lot…She ponders this for a moment.
It was really lovely.
Hmm…Thinks for a bit as she sorta…wobbles
The heart only has so much room, huh?…
…Am I going about it all wrong?
I see…I think this conversation's really helping me…
My advice may not be entirely
applicable to your situation, of course…but I'm glad I can be of some help :D
That's alright, food isn't really…There's a pause, and then-
Actually, yeah. I will.She has all the parts needed for it, after all. Plucking one of the nuts from the dish, she crunches down on it slowly, looking like a complete weirdo as she consumes food for what is likely the first time.
…weird. But 'good weird', I guess.>>421309
Neither did I.The poor android sounds flustered and tense already, talking about things she's barely come to grips with herself to a total stranger.
She understands a lot, though. Maybe people ought to listen better to her->>421312Errorerrorerrorerrorerror-2B has to thump on her chest to stop from coughing and choking.
Let's not talk about that in public okay
…Wow…I'm…tempted to pour you a drink. I won't, but I'm tempted.>>421320
…Are you of drinking age? Do you want a drink? Maybe water to start?
I shall keep it to myself 'til the day I die!
…Or…well, I'm sure you get the idea.whispering!
Hmmm, aw, even me?Eyebrow raise!
W-well, it…I j-…Shhh! There are…you know…I mean, I respect that there are those I've never met and ones that I ca-…Loo-…I me-…Blushes furiously and bows her head low
>>421320V/V intensely watches 2B eating the nut, seemingly mesmerized by this whole ordeal. Her wings flap slowly along with 2B's chewing.
Aha, I knew you'd like it. Maybe you can persuade Tyki into giving you a few bowls.>>421321
Awww, why no—Sec>>4213202B broke and V/V looks terrified that she might have broken her
Ah— !But then she can speak again
Alright.Will it make it better if she gives 2B a quick kiss on the cheek ? She's going to.
Hmmm, well! Perhaps we can…ah, what is it people do these days?
Go see a movie?Nefertari is doing a good job of projecting absolute innocence!
Of course! I'm interested in the culture of this world! I haven't had a lot of time to enjoy it…
If you like, I can ask Steve to come as chaperone. He'll make sure there's absolutely no funny business :D
Water's fine, thank you.Would liquor even take effect in a synthetic body? 2B isn't quite sure she wants to experiment to find out.>>421328
That sort of thing is just better kept…private.The smooch is appreciated however, and she thanks V/V for it with a pat on the head.
A few bowls, huh. And I imagine you'd want to "share" some with me.
Because even if you want me to, there are many around you who are holding me to a strict moral level.>>421334
If last time is any indication, she will do no such thing.Slides 2B a glass of water
For you, miss.
Mhm !V/V smiles !
I'm not gonna say I won't try to steal all of them while you're not looking.>>421336
Hmmmm…She thinks hard for a moment, trying to come up with a solution to this problem.
Alright, I won't tell if you won't.SNEAKY ANGELOne of those people is literally sitting RIGHT THERE
>>421336The glass is drained in one gulp, and the faintest bit of steam can be seen wisping from 2B's ears.
I can cover what she's eaten until now, if you'd like.Some treasure hunting here and there has let the gold in her wallet pile up, especially with how little she needs to spend on herself.>>421338A deadpan stare is leveled at the oh-so sneaky angel.
Well I'm glad you wouldn't say
it.Git u a little pinch on the cheek
I still think it's probably not a good idea for you to go getting inebriated.
…Nope. No can do.>>421342Chuckles
Believe me, my dear, her enjoyment of my nuts is payment enough. Though I'm still limiting her because I can only provide so much for free, after all.THIS IS STUPIDRefills 2B's water
I guess not…He shrugs a little bit, still draped over his seat and refusing to move>>421308
I suppose not…He shrugs and sighs
What do you think, Izuru?
I don't know if I can get that, but I'll never know if I don't try it.>>421344
Lovely 2B is here to keep an eye on me though.
>>421344You're lucky these accidental puns are sailing over 2B's head
If you're sure. Thank you, though.>>421346
It's what happens when organics drink alcohol. They get dizzy, and light-headed.
…but I guess I can't stop you, if you're that curious about it.At least this way there's someone around to keep a sloshed angel from causing too much trouble.
Surely this can only go well
Whatever happens, I promise not to do like Mercury is doing over there.A promise not to accidentally terraform the planet into Venus. Then again, acid rain wasn't her old body's thing either.
Come to think of it I don't think I can even do that, and I don't wanna try to.>>421348
It sounds like permission to me.:oShe's watching this glass !
I wouldn't stop her from making her own choices. I trust her judgement.The worry is becoming visible in her features.
…maybe give her something weak, though>>421349VERY ASSURING PROMISES THANK YOU V/V
That…would probably be best not to do, yeah.Do angels puke? 2B will probably be figuring that out by the end of tonight.
Just pace yourself, alright.
Something light to start us off, then, right?And he mixes up something fruity and mild
Don't drink it all at once. Sips, you hear?
"Do any kids ever really get to decide where their life goes before their adults?"
I mean, they must…right? Not everyone has to fight evil space aliens.
Eh? What do you mean?>>421352
…I think they do…But for us…He pauses
It doesn't really change anything for me, but…
>>421350V/V giggles !
Haha I'm just kidding, that's super not gonna happen.>>421351
Mhm~She has a curious sip !And another.
Thanks.Dollar notes are slid across the counter in his direction for the drink (and maybe a wee bit more for good measure).>>421356
One would hope not.It's hard to resist a face and a giggle like that. At least she seems to be enjoying her first drink…
There's harder stuff than this, but it's best to start slow.
Pace yourself, now. I don't take drunks in my establishment.He says it jokingly but it is a factual statementTHIS IS A CLASSY PLACEThe bar nuts are more a compromise to keep Jill happy>>421357Nods subtly
Are you sure you don't want a drink of your own? Besides water, I mean.
Liquids are usually pretty soft though…She has no idea what hard means in the context of alcohol.
Anyway if it was going to happen it probably would have last night, right ?V/V taps her chin as she ponders this>>421358
And that's alright, I can't be a drunk if I don't know what it means.That's how that works, right ?Siiiiiiiip.
>>421358She takes a second to mull this offer over. After a glance at V/V though, she bites back her hesitation. Maybe curiosity can be good, sometimes.
I guess I could try one.>>421359Walked right into that one
Harder, as in, more potent. More dizzying.2B goes bright red again, but she fortunately doesn't start coughing this time.
I…guess you've got a point.
My dear, you don't have an ounce
of self-restraint, don't you?Does not say that with any amount of malice
At any rate, it's the people who don't know how to get drunk that find themselves drunk more often.>>421360Mixes her up the EXACT SAME DRINKOr kind of drinkSh'up
Take it slow, now.
It's supposed to be dizzying ?:hmmm:>>421361
I don't think anyone could ever restrain me, much less myself.That's what that meant, right ?V/V is all smiles
>>421361Cautiously paced as she always is, 2B drinks in small pecks, circuits already buzzing with strange new sensory information to process. She doesn't seem too off put by it though, and soon enough the glass is emptied. Her lips smack together a lil bit.
A little bit. Or a lot, if you take too much.Wait no this is just making it sound more tempting
Ah…but I'm sure you'll be fine with just one or two.
…Just…take your time with your drink, please.>>421364
Please don't encourage the lass too much. While I'm open to her exploring new sensations and all, I don't think I want to see her on a bender.
Some do, some don't, I suppose.>>421355
You think something's big is in our horizon?
"Maybe we should ask that Kabuto guy.">>421355
What do you mean it doesn't change anything for you?
What's that like ?She's never been dizzy before, but now she's curious>>421365
But I am taking my time.Siiiiiiip.
… Aw… It's empty. It was really tasty though.
…I don't know…>>421367Kabuto guy?
Because I'm going to be a hero anyway! I can still do that on this path we've been put on!
I wonder what'd happen if we die out here. Would you guys want to be buried on this planet or shot out into space? >>421367
You think that's a good idea?
I guess that's true, nothing would stop you from doing anything you set yourself to. And all the consequences of it.>>421370
"What the hell kind of question is that!?"
GAH!Raph grabs at the arm as it's burned by the gauntlet. He has half a mind to try and rip it off but it appears to be gone at this point. He sneers in annoyance at the new mark on his arm
You know if you wanted to give me a tattoo you could have just said that much…neat trick though if true.
Well, if I die a hero, maybe I'd get my own monument!GODDAMMIT, IZURU>>421371
Yup, that's right!Oh my god, that was not…Fucking Izuru
An important one! I mean, it's probably cheaper to bury me, but I'm sure your body would manage to survive longer in space, right?>>421373
I think we'd all probably get something like that.
Well it's more a brand than a tattoo I think. At least I'm pretty sure there isn't any ink involved, but then again it's not actually my
magic, so I might be wrong on that.She shrugs
Either way, you're on the team now. It's so far you and a somewhat mad girl named Alice, Who I'm sure you'll meet soon enough. Goodluck fighting back the chaos~And with that Lambda gives a small wave and vanishes into a cloud of pink butterflies!
Izuru that's not…Kei and Asagi both just put their face in their hands>>421374
"Honestly at this point I rather just be cremated, if I HAD to answer."
>>421379If those are my donuts, I'll fucking kill youSo we're hanging outI'm probably sippin' some fuckin' pumpkin spice whatever
Hm…I dunno, I don't get it…Shrugs
Anyway, I need to talk to you about something.
But would you want your ashes scattered around in space or on the planet…?>>421378
None of us are.
"On the planet, probably.">>421378
Nobody ever really is, I think.
…Phos is gonna peer over at this small child. Look is relevant.
I wasn't talking to them. I was talking to myself. 'Cause they don't respond to anything I say. 'Cause they're boring.
…Which iiiiis what I wanted to talk to you about in the first place.Is she okay?
It's something I thought about during the last invasion while you were escorting some civilians to the shelter. I've already discussed it with Towacchi and I'm pretty sure she feels the same way I do.WHAT COULD THIS MEAN?!
>>421396ILL FIGHT YOU
…Who are you?Phos is technically aware that children are a thing, but then Phos' best human friend is Konata who's probably even shorter than Mamoru so this doesn't seem all that odd.
If they spread you around a field or a forest, at least you'd be a part of the plants that grow there…Suruga shrugs a little.
Then again, if they dumped you in the upper atmosphere, the ashes would make a pretty light show…>>421385
Let's. I'm gonna do my best to make sure we stay alive.
"I definitely plan to do my best to keep us all alive."
Of course I do, Kirara. She's a dear friend to me - how could I not?She's going to give Kirara a warm smile.
There's no way I couldn't. Why do you ask?
>>421403Actually cuts of Minami at around the word "friend"
Don't misunderstand me, Minamin…Or rather, don't dodge me. Because I do love her. And so does Towacchi. I feel confident that you do, too. What I'm not confident is about whether or not you're brave enough to admit it.Harsh, especially coming from Kirara
The only thing I'm not confident in myself about is whether or not I'm brave enough to accept that other people do. I'm the kind of person who goes for her dreams with %100 of what she's got. So if HaruHaru won't accept all of us, I'll see to it that I'm the one she does accept. Do you understand what I mean?