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718221 No. 718221 ID: 15a025

Volume 1: http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questarch/res/679483.html
Intermission - Candy's quest: http://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/res/689526.html
Volume 2: http://www.tgchan.org/kusaba/questarch/res/692289.html

Discussion thread: http://www.tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/96175.html
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No. 731505 ID: 15a025
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We walk into the Oscar's room to hear...snoring?
"I think he's sleeping..."
"Oscar wake up!"
"What! What's wrong!? What did I miss! Is everyone okay?"
"That was kind of rude Rainy, but it's also not polite to be sleeping while you're steering the boat Oscar."
"I know what I'm doing, but you're right. I should be sleeping while I'm driving. What do you two need?"
"I was wondering if you could install this little chip in my cell phone for me?"
"Let me take a look here..."

I hand Oscar my Cell Phone, Computer Chip, a screwdriver, and the instruction sheet.

"You do know these chips are illegal and outlawed right? Where did you get this?"

This isn't good...should I tell him the truth or lie about how I got it?
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No. 731510 ID: a075ba

>I [shouldn't] be sleeping while I'm driving.
Also with those tiny chimeras on the loose, if anyone is gonna sleep, they should do so around someone awake so there are no ambushes.

>You do know these chips are illegal and outlawed right?
Well I guess it's a good thing we're in international waters, then!

But no, I didn't.

...wait if it's illegal, why did it come with instructions. Since when does bootleg stuff come with proper documentation?

>This isn't good...should I tell him the truth or lie about how I got it?
Might as well be honest. Your company can afford the fine / has enough lawyers, I'm sure. And assuming you actually save the princess here, I'm sure the king will be more than willing to overlook a little tech.

Honestly, it's your boss' own fault. If he wanted it kept secret, he should have told you. And included instructions you didn't need help to read.
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No. 731591 ID: 15a025
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>With those tiny chimeras on the loose, if anyone is gonna sleep, they should do so around someone awake so there are no ambushes.

Good thinking! We should probably set up a "watch list" list sometime.
>Well I guess it's a good thing we're in international waters, then! But no, I didn't...wait if it's illegal, why did it come with instructions. Since when does bootleg stuff come with proper documentation?
"Well I guess it's a good think we're out in international waters then! Sorry, I didn't know these were outlawed."
"It's fine. You should really be careful about two things in Talvi though. Technology and Magic. Laws on those things are pretty tight and strict. I'll put the chip for now since we really could use another way of calling for help but I'm pulling it out once our business out here is finished. Mind telling me how you got this chip now?"

>Might as well be honest. Your company can afford the fine / has enough lawyers, I'm sure. And assuming you actually save the princess here, I'm sure the king will be more than willing to overlook a little tech.
"My boss gave it to me."
"Your boss? What kind of place do you work at?"
"Same place that gave me this freaky robot arm. I was a currier for a weapon R&D place."
"Well enough questions for now. Give me a second here to put this in for you."

When I turn around to talk to Buddy, he's gone!
"Buddy where'd you go?"
"I'm over here! Me and Sir Kagio are going to head out to hunt down those tiny chimeras."
Before I can say anything, I hear door behind me shut as fast as it opened.

"Looks like it's just us in here now."
While Oscar works on illegally modifying my phone, I wonder how everyone else is doing? After a few minutes Oscar finishes installing the chip.
"Here you go, make any calls you need while you can. Like I said, once we finish our job out here and head back for home, I'm pulling the chip out and bringing it back to factory settings."

I thanks Oscar for his hard work and take the phone back. Now let's see here, who should I call first? I could try calling Candy? Wait, she doesn't live at home anymore and I don't think she'd be back in her dorm room. I could call my boss or the chief and tell them what's going? I could also call up Officer Nibbles and see if they've found any more helpful info in those books Candy and I found.
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No. 731723 ID: a075ba

If it hasn't been very long, you might be able to get in contact with Candy by calling the palace. She still might be there.

Calling your boss probably takes priority over Nibbles, unfortunately. I'd rather talk to her, but I'd rather not be fired, and he should probably be coordinating with the royals instead of being in the dark.
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No. 731894 ID: 15a025
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>If it hasn't been very long, you might be able to get in contact with Candy by calling the palace. She still might be there.
"Oscar, do you know the number for the palace? I'd like to try and get a hold of my friend."
"Yup. Here I'll dial it in for you."
"Thanks!"
"Here, it's ringing."
The phone rings a bit before a silent answering machine beeps.
"No one picked up."
"They must be busy. I'd try calling back later."

>Calling your boss probably takes priority over Nibbles, unfortunately. I'd rather talk to her, but I'd rather not be fired, and he should probably be coordinating with the royals instead of being in the dark.
"Well I suppose I better call my boss and the chief then. Mind dialing the number for me?"
"No problem!"
Oscar dials the number for me and I step out of the room once someone picks up.
"Hello? Who is this?"
"Just a rain cloud blowing by."
"It's about time you called! Do you have any idea how much hell we've been going through to find you and Dr. Gene! Where are you!"
"I'm on a boat in the middle of the ocean."
A loud and drawn out sigh blasts through the phone speaker.
"Well I'm glad you're safe, but now is a really bad time to be going on vacation. The chief wants you back here ASAP!"
"I'm not out here to have fun!"
"Then what are you doing out at sea?"
"I'm on one of the king's military ships ou-"
There's a pop, and then a series of beeps. She hung up on me!

I fumble with the keypad a bit and manage to call up the chief next.
"This better be who I hope it is calling!"
"It's just a rain shower rolling in."
"Well it's about damn time I hear from you! Where the hell are you!"
"In the middle of the ocean on a military boat."
A series of incomprehensible words and vulgarities jet out from the phone's speaker.
"Can't understand a word you're saying chief."
"What kind of trouble did you get your ass into to land on a military ship! I send you out on a simple little job to stop some circus freaks, and you get stuck on a military boat! If you didn't have that arm on you I'd fire ya right now! I don't want to imagine all the bullshit and paper work we're going to have to deal with to get you back! Expect a big wage decrease heading your way as a token of my gratitude for this."
"But Chief, I didn't do anything!"

"Whatever. Anything else you'd like share with me?"
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No. 731977 ID: a075ba

>"[The palace] must be busy. I'd try calling back later."
What? You didn't get picked up by one of several secretaries, or go to voicemail, or anything? Since when do seats of governments only have a single line?

...or it does have multiple lines, and something's happening to keep them all occupied. Which isn't a good sign. Maybe the baddies tried to attack Candy at the palace after all.

>"What kind of trouble did you get your ass into to land on a military ship! I send you out on a simple little job to stop some circus freaks, and you get stuck on a military boat! If you didn't have that arm on you I'd fire ya right now! I don't want to imagine all the bullshit and paper work we're going to have to deal with to get you back! Expect a big wage decrease heading your way as a token of my gratitude for this."
>"Whatever. Anything else you'd like share with me?"
*snap*

Yes, I'd like to share that you're being an idiot. You sent me in to deal with a situation where people were manufacturing chimeras, and either your intelligence gathering was so incompetent you didn't know how bad it was, or you knew how bad it was and sent me in anyways without giving me the facts. I'm not sure which is worse. I could have been killed or much worse, easily. It got so bad the Royal Guard had to storm the place to rescue the hostages / test subjects, which is when the royals swept me up. And you didn't see anything about a massive rescue operation at the circus on the news with so many witnesses they couldn't have covered it up, and you didn't have any assets keeping a personal eye on the situation either? It's your own damn fault you didn't know what happened to me! This is the first time I've had access to a working phone in days!

Oh, and thanks for the highly illegal phone chip too. You could have mentioned that I was supposed to keep it secret when you gave it to me. And not given the blind girl written instructions!

Now, what you should be doing, instead of reprimanding me, is getting down on your knees and apologizing for the massive fuckup on your part, and getting on the phone and trying to leverage the opportunity I've given you with the palace to your advantage. One of your assets, using your tech, just helped the royal guard, repelled an attack on the palace, and got roped into a top level military assignment for them. You should be use this! Getting something for it! Working with them! Working a relationship that will benefit you company, and giving me a damn bonus for the opportunity!

DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?!
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No. 731996 ID: 91ee5f

>>731977
Everything that was said here.
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No. 732181 ID: 15a025
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732181

>Yes, I'd like to share that you're being an idiot. You sent me in to deal with a situation where people were manufacturing chimeras, and either your intelligence gathering was so incompetent you didn't know how bad it was, or you knew how bad it was and sent me in anyways without giving me the facts. I'm not sure which is worse. I could have been killed or much worse, easily
"I...I'm almost at loss for words here. You send me out to deal with what turned out to be a group of crazy badger cultists that can turn people into Chimeras! Either you withheld that bit from me or our intelligence gathering group isn't all that great. It was far from a simple little job! I could have been killed or worse!"
"You're being over dramatic. You were more than well equipped for the job. Not only were you with some best members on the police force, but you had a robotic arm that could kill just about anything in a few measly punches!"

>And you didn't see anything about a massive rescue operation at the circus on the news with so many witnesses they couldn't have covered it up, and you didn't have any assets keeping a personal eye on the situation either? It's your own damn fault you didn't know what happened to me! This is the first time I've had access to a working phone in days!
"And don't you really haven't seen any of this on the news? With so many people around, I have doubts they could cover this one up."
"Hard to watch the news when [i]someone blows out the damn cable box with their morning coffee. Yes damn it I'm talking about you Andrew! But that's on us, so fair point."[/i]

>Oh, and thanks for the highly illegal phone chip too.
"By the way thanks for sending me a highly illegal phone chip thing. You could have told me to keep that a secret!"
"Did you even bother to read the instructions that came with it! You realize how big of fine we could be getting for that? Who did you show and tell that chip to?"
"Oh right, the instructions that I can't read. Thanks for not writing it in braille."
"Oh this day just keeps getting better."

>One of your assets, using your tech, just helped the royal guard, repelled an attack on the palace, and got roped into a top level military assignment for them. You should be use this! Getting something for it! Working with them! Working a relationship that will benefit you company, and giving me a damn bonus for the opportunity!
"Oh well sit down for this one and hold on to your hat, it's about to get even better."
"I swear if there's a law suit heading our way..."
"First, I'm not on this boat over some goofy little phone chip."
"Then why are you on a military boat when you're suppose be back here, working!"
"I'm on a military boat because I helped the royal guard repel a terrorist attack on the palace with your wonderful technology, and then got roped into helping out on top level military assignment! Instead of yelling at me for doing an amazing job, you should be apologizing for messing things up and start using this huge advantage and opportunity with the palace I-."

There's a click, followed by a series of beeps. He hung up me! Now what?
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No. 732217 ID: a075ba

>He hung up me! Now what?
Your boss hung up on you as soon as you mentioned the king. The chief hung up on you the minute you mentioned the palace. I don't think that's a coincidence. I'm having a harder time understanding why, though.

Are the phone lines in your country monitored? Is it a big no no to be heard discussing the royal? Does your company have a serious problem with the royals, where they're going to cut off contact with you if it even seems like you're associated with them? (Could they be in bed with the rebels?).

...did the palace get attacked again? If it was really bad they might not want to be associated with you or even second hand connected to the palace. They might be protecting themselves.

That or someone else is terminating the calls. Preventing you from giving away sensitive information?

I think you need to try the palace again. If that doesn't work, try Nibbles. Don't mention the King or the Palace or where you are. See if there's any big news since the party. Or if she knows what happened to Candy. Then maybe you can talk about the books.
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No. 732315 ID: 91ee5f

Since we're not under attack, I want to try something. I'm going to try screeching like a bat to see if we can use echolocation and improve our blind-dar.

SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

.....did it work?
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No. 732341 ID: 13e5d4

>>732315
This is a cute idea, maybe if Rainy joins in it'll improve even further!
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No. 732442 ID: 15a025
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732442

>Since we're not under attack, I want to try something. I'm going to try screeching like a bat to see if we can use echolocation and improve our blind-dar. SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>This is a cute idea, maybe if Rainy joins in it'll improve even further!
If you feel it's worth a shot I'll try it.
I try to make bat noises with the two of you but the closest I get is making some sickly sounding deer noises.

>.....did it work?
I don't see any differences in the blindar, but I do feel a little better after that.
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No. 732447 ID: 15a025
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732447

>Are the phone lines in your country monitored? Is it a big no no to be heard discussing the royal?
I don't think we even have that kind of technology.

> Does your company have a serious problem with the royals, where they're going to cut off contact with you if it even seems like you're associated with them? (Could they be in bed with the rebels?).
I feel like if the company had a big problem with the royals, they wouldn't really be in business still.

> ...did the palace get attacked again? If it was really bad they might not want to be associated with you or even second hand connected to the palace. They might be protecting themselves. That or someone else is terminating the calls. Preventing you from giving away sensitive information? I think you need to try the palace again.
I go to head back in, but Oscar charges out the door
I heard some yelling and screaming out here, you alright?"
"Just some work related drama. Don't ask about the screaming though."
"Anything I might be able to help with?"
"Nah it's...it's fine. Mind dialing up the palace for me though?"
"Sure."

I hand Oscar the phone and he gives it back once it starts ringing. After a few rings an answering machine comes on.
"We're sorry, the line you're currently trying to connect to is busy. Please hang up and try again."
"I heard an answering machine, no luck on reaching your friend?"
"No luck."
"I'm sure everything's fine. Why don't we head in where it's not freezing cold out?"
"Sure!"
We head back inside the control room place. He shows me around a bit and has me even lets me sit on the captains seat.

>If that doesn't work, try Nibbles.
"Hey Oscar, do you know the number for the local police station? I'd like to get in touch with Officer Nibbles and find out if she's found any more useful info."
"It's the whatever the area code is plus nine-one-one."
"Thanks Oscar!"
I dial the number and yay! Someone answered!

"Hello? ---- city police, this is Officer Jace! What can I do to help you?"
"Oh hi Officer Jace! I need you to get Officer Nibble's on the line please."
"Oh hello Miss Brasshoof! Sorry, Officer Nibbles isn't here. Anything I can do to help?"
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No. 732614 ID: a075ba

>>732447
Uh, this might sound a little weird, but was their recently any really big national news you'd have to have been under a rock (or out at sea) not to have heard?

>Nibbles isn't here
Um, isn't here right now, or she still hasn't made it back after her last assignment?
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No. 732853 ID: 15a025
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732853

>Um, isn't here right now, or she still hasn't made it back after her last assignment?
"When you say she isn't here, do mean isn't here right now?, or do mean she isn't back from the castle party yet?"
"She hasn't come back from the castle yet."

>Uh, this might sound a little weird, but was their recently any really big national news you'd have to have been under a rock (or out at sea) not to have heard?
"This might sound a little weird but, has there been anything huge news wise going on?"
"Define huge."
"Huge as in, you'd have to be living under a rock to not know about it."
"Nothing that massive, but this morning was hell here in town. A chimera started a massive fire at a mall. We're lucky the royal guard showed up in time to kill it. Who knows what that foul beast would have destroyed next."
"That sounds awful! There weren't any casualties I hope."
"Unfortunately, there were a lot of casualties. The entire mall is nothing but a giant parking lot of fi-"

There's a little jingle and then a quiet beep.
"What was that noise?"
"I believe your phone's battery just died."
And almost at the same time someone walks into the room.
"How's it going Buddy?"

"Captain Scallop, Rainy! Quick we need to go down to the storage room! I think we've got a stowaway in there!"
"A stowaway, on my ship! Think it's time a go teach someone there's no such thing as a free ride around here!"

I hear Oscar stomp out of the room as Buddy dashes off barking as well. Did they just leave me in the control room by myself?
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No. 732860 ID: 91ee5f

A chimera showed up and the royal guard showed up to kill it? Well, that's a very convenient way to make them leave the castle with less guards protecting it. I've got a bad feeling about this.

Also, HOLY SHIT THERE'S A TINY CHIMERA RIGHT THERE!!!!!
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No. 732912 ID: a075ba

>"I believe your phone's battery just died."
I was concerned about that, but honestly, was afraid to ask and jinx it. It's been on in your suitcase for days, right?

Will have to plug it in later.

>Did they just leave me in the control room by myself?
Technically not. They left you with a tiny chimera for company.

Smack it one.

Hmmm. Do we need someone watching the wheel? It's not like there's anything to hit in the middle of the ocean, and Oscar ignored driving when the big chimeras attacked. And it's not like you can see any of the instruments.

...on the other hand if you leave the controls alone, that's pretty much asking a tiny chimera to show up and play with them, and who knows how much damage that could do.

Stay here, look around the room, see if you can make out any the controls, look for some place to charge in your phones?
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No. 732935 ID: 15a025
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732935

>A chimera showed up and the royal guard showed up to kill it? Well, that's a very convenient way to make them leave the castle with less guards protecting it. I've got a bad feeling about this.
From my understanding the royal guard is actually pretty huge. I don't think they'd send in the entire army to take down just one chi-

>HOLY SHIT THERE'S A TINY CHIMERA RIGHT THERE!!!!!
>Technically not. They left you with a tiny chimera for company. Smack it one.
Yikes, thanks for pointing that out! Just to be safe I go all out and smack it into the ground. I may or may not have put a decently sized hole into the ground in the process though...

>Hmmm. Do we need someone watching the wheel? It's not like there's anything to hit in the middle of the ocean, and Oscar ignored driving when the big chimeras attacked. And it's not like you can see any of the instruments.
Someone who can see should really be at the wheel. From what I've heard, there's actually more icebergs out here than you'd expect.

>if you leave the controls alone, that's pretty much asking a tiny chimera to show up and play with them, and who knows how much damage that could do.
I don't even want to imagine the possibilities! Hopefully Oscar and Buddy can handle whatever's down there. So while they're dealing with that, what should I be doing?

>Stay here, look around the room, see if you can make out any the controls, look for some place to charge in your phones?
Well I think I see the steering wheel on the blindar. Next to that is a little desk thing with a ton of buttons on it. I'm a little scared to push any of them though.
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No. 732946 ID: a075ba

>Tons of buttons
The circle and the triangle at the bottom are probably important, considering how they're differentiated from the rest, and bigger. (Gas and brake, maybe).

>chimera
>hole in the floor
Well, don't look now but there's another little one peeking over the edge of the control panel. Don't go smashing it and the controls together. Flick it off.
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No. 732953 ID: 91ee5f

HOLY SHIT THERE'S ANOTHER TINY CHIMERA RIGHT THERE!!!!!
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No. 733201 ID: 15a025
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733201

>The circle and the triangle at the bottom are probably important, considering how they're differentiated from the rest, and bigger. (Gas and brake, maybe).
The question is, which is which? Should I push one and find o-

>HOLY SHIT THERE'S ANOTHER TINY CHIMERA RIGHT THERE!!!!!
What where?

>Well, don't look now but there's another little one peeking over the edge of the control panel. Don't go smashing it and the controls together. Flick it off.

Yipes! I flick it off, being mindful not to smash the control station. The little bugger yelps in pain on impact and uh...whops? I hope that shattering noise wasn't the tiny chimera going through the window just now. Judging by the sudden temperature drop, it probably was. I should probably just stay on the lookout for little chimeras and not mess with anything else.
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No. 733202 ID: 15a025
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733202

After waiting around, playing lookout, Buddy and Oscar come back with someone else?

"let me go damn it! I told you I'm on your side! For now at least"
"You can't fool my sniffer! Your soul smells all nasty and corrupted!"
"You know it's real funny how we just got attacked by a bunch of chimeras that looked like badgers, and then we just happened to find a badger of all things sneaking around in my ship."
"You fucks have no clue as to what's actually happening! Those chimeras use to be my family! Those backstabbing assholes fucked us over!"
"What backstabbing assholes?"
"The assholes you're out to go fuck up! Speaking of assholes...what's up Blindy?"
"Is this a friend of yours Rainy?"

I can't believe it! Of all the people it could of been hiding on the ship, it'd be Trish. I motion to start speaking, but get interrupted.

"Ah! Before you start spewing shit here Blindy, I've got a little proposition for ya. How's a temporary truce sound?"
"A truce?"
"Yeah a truce. We're willing to call off our little hunt on you if you're willing to help us slice up some P.O.S S.O.Bs. What'da say?"
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No. 733219 ID: 91ee5f

HOLY SHIT THERE'S ANOTH- Oh, wait, never mind it's just Trish.

.....?! HOLY SHIT IT'S TRISH!!!!! WHAT THE FUCK, HOW DOES SHE KEEP STALKING YOU?!?!

>Truce talk.
Tell her, ".....no. You don't deserve my help. In fact, you deserve to be thrown overboard with weights tied to your legs so that you die out here in the middle of the ocean, all alone and unloved and no one will even care about you. That's what you deserve. But, since I'm better than you, I won't do that. Besides, you can't be that much of a threat, since I managed to shoot you with a gun. That's right, me, a blind girl, with a gun, first try. And after all the shit you put me through, you expect me to trust you? With a temporary truce? I can't believe you're stupid enough to admit that you'd still attack me! My answer is no. We are not teaming up. And I may be blind, but I can see your soul clear as day. And it's purple, the color of corruption. The same color as the chimeras. I wouldn't be surprised if you turned into one right now. I kinda wish you would, it'd give us an excuse to kill you like the monster you are. But like I said, I'm better than you. Instead, we're going to purify you're soul and save you. And then, we're going to tie you up and make you sit in a corner in timeout, while the rest of us adults have a nice long talk about what to do with you."

And anytime she tries to interrupt and/or insult you, slap her across the face with the serious business hand and say, "Don't interrupt me!"
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No. 733226 ID: 93244f

>>733219
NEVER SAY "because i'm better than you I wont"
it does not benefit the conversation at all nor make you seem better than anyone
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No. 733247 ID: 91ee5f

>>733226
You seem to think that Rainy is unable to filter out what she doesn't want to say. In fact, I'm sure she's going to use me as an example of what not to say. However, criticizing me without offering a better suggestion of what she should say isn't helping the situation either. So how about you contribute to the quest and suggest something for her to say?
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No. 733260 ID: a075ba

>>733201
Little !'s everywhere. Must be broken glass. Don't step in that.

"Sorry about the window, Oscar. There were more little chimeras going for the controls."

>>733202
"If by truce you mean you'll stop tracking me down and attacking me, that would be great Trish. I haven't done a damn thing to you except defend myself."

"But if you think I'm going to tell them to let you go, or that I'll work with you, you're crazy."

>>733219
Then go with this speech. She's relentlessly attacked you in the worst possible situation, last time she could have gotten Nibbles or Candy killed. Read her the riot act.
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No. 733266 ID: 3ef6c8

>Those chimeras use to be my family!
>Those backstabbing assholes fucked us over!

I think we should ask about what happened here.
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No. 733575 ID: 15a025
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733575

>Little !'s everywhere. Must be broken glass. Don't step in that.
Thanks for the heads up!

>If by truce you mean you'll stop tracking me down and attacking me, that would be great Trish. I haven't done a damn thing to you except defend myself. But if you think I'm going to tell them to let you go, or that I'll work with you, you're crazy.
"When you say truce here, does that mean you'll stop tracking and attacking me? That'd be great!"
"So we have a deal here then?
"I'll accept your truce. I'm not teaming up with you though."
"That's a big mistake bitch. A big mistake. I'll ask again, we have a deal here or not?

>She's relentlessly attacked you in the worst possible situation, last time she could have gotten Nibbles or Candy killed. Read her the riot act.
"I'm not teaming up with you Trish, especially after all the horrible things you've done to me! You threw snowballs at me, dunked me in a snow bank, chased me and my friend through the grocery store, and almost killed my best friend!"
"Well excuse me for following orders. Maybe if you would have just came quietly, none of that shit would have happened! It's your own damn fault!"
"How is it my fault? You're the one who started harassing me in the first place! Everything I've done has been in self defense!"
"Whatever, bitch. So if your turning my offer down then, what are you fuckers going to do with me?
"I feel that decision should be up to Rainy."

>we're going to purify you're soul and save you. And then, we're going to tie you up and make you sit in a corner in timeout, while the rest of us adults have a nice long talk about what to do with you."
"Well, we can't have some corrupted monster on board here so-"
"Yar! Sounds like you'll be walking the plank here missy!"
"Let me finish. Buddy, can you keep her tied up and try to purify her?"
"Don't you even fucking dare! Purifying me is a huge mistake! You realize I'm able to summon chimeras and get them on my side? I've been through too much shit to get my demonic powers to where they are. I'm not fucking letting you assholes take that away!"
"Oscar, I don't like this spooky feel I'm getting from her..."
"Then I suggest you start working on purifying her soul A.S.A.P. We don't need any more chimeras running around on my ship. Sir Kagio, could you go with in case it gets hairy?"
"Sure thing captain!"
I hear Buddy and Sir Kagio drag Trish out of the room as she shouts more obscenities.

"Now that that's being taken care of, mind explaining why I'm missing a window and there's a hole in the floor?"
"I'm so sorry about that! Some chimeras snuck in here and I got kind of scared and-"
"It's fine, nothing to cry over. Little money and some labor will get her good as new!"
"So Oscar, what do you think we should do with Trish when Buddy's done purifying her soul?"

"As much as I'd love to just send her out on a nice polar plunge to Davy Jones' locker, we won't. Sounds like she might actually know something about this terrorist group we're going to be fighting. We're going to have to dump her off somewhere as well. I don't think having her come with is the wisest idea. What are your thoughts on the matter Lady Brasshoof?"
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No. 733622 ID: a075ba

>You threw snowballs at me, dunked me in a snow bank, chased me and my friend through the grocery store
It almost sounds petty when put like that.

>Don't you even fucking dare! Purifying me is a huge mistake! You realize I'm able to summon chimeras and get them on my side?
So... right after we tell Trish we can't trust her she informs us she has a weapon we can't disarm her of, unless we purify her. Very good, Trish. That will surely make us less likely to purify you! Should have lied it would kill you, or that there was a trap or something. Or tried to bargain harder with whatever information she had.

But no, she's been proven to be relentless and merciless in her pursuit of you, and to be a damn nasty person in the process. Even if she's temporarily more mad at whoever betrayed her, that is not a person who should be trusted with the ability to summon dangerous monsters.

>Sounds like she might actually know something about this terrorist group we're going to be fighting. We're going to have to dump her off somewhere as well. I don't think having her come with is the wisest idea. What are your thoughts on the matter Lady Brasshoof?
...I don't suppose any of you have any interrogation magic? A way to just get her to tell us stuff?
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No. 733816 ID: 13e5d4

She dunked you in a snow bank, so why don't we dunk her in the lake a couple times to get some answers?
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No. 734470 ID: 15a025
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>..I don't suppose any of you have any interrogation magic? A way to just get her to tell us stuff?
"Got any magic interrogation powers?"
"If there were magic powers like that, they'd probably, no, definitely be outlawed."

>She dunked you in a snow bank, so why don't we dunk her in the lake a couple times to get some answers?
I'm not really sure I want to jump right to torturing her. Maybe she'll be really cooperative?
"Then I guess we do things the old fashioned way?"
"Sounds like a plan. Once Buddy finishes purifying her soul and she rests a bit we'll hammer her with the questions."
"What should we do in the meantime?"
"I've got to focus on steering the boat. We're lucky we didn't crash into anything when those chimeras attacked, or while I was uh...resting my eyes a bit. If you're looking for something to do your-self, you could practice using that enchantment I gave you."
"Wouldn't I put even more holes in the ship doing that?"
"Okay...scratch that one off then. Hmm... I've got some old tapes with radio shows on them. You don't seem like you'd enjoy those though."
"I use to love listening to radio shows! What shows do you have tapped?"
"Really? Oh this is going to blast! I haven't listened to these in a few years. Let me go see what one I've got."

I hear Oscar running all over the room opening drawers and cabinets
"I've only got one show, but I've got the entire series for it on tape."
"What show is it?"
"It's the old classic, Frozen Jaw It's about the legendary sailor named in the title. He sailed around all the old kingdoms fighting off all sorts of nasty groups that hid out at sea."
"Sounds entertaining!"
"Here I'll pop the first tape in for you while I clean up this mess."

Before I know it, I'm hooked on the series! When the first tape ends I end up asking Oscar to put in the next tape, and then the next one, and so on until the batteries on the tape player die! Just when we were about to find out who the captain of the phantom ship was too.

"Ah come on, I just stuck new batteries in this thing today! What time is it even? Let's see here... it's only half past seven."
"Half past seven already?"
"Yeah, we should probably turn in for the night. I can barely keep my eyes open here."
"What about interrogating Trish and staying up for Don and Ronda to get back."
"Why don't you go check up on Buddy then?."
"What about you?"
"Even the captain needs a little rest."
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No. 734471 ID: 15a025
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I let out a big yawn and head off to Buddy's room. Before walking in I knock on the door.
"Mind if I come in? It's Rainy."
"Yes! Please stay out where's it safe!"
"Buddy! Are you okay?"
"I'm fine! Just please stay out till I'm done in here! If I goof up a bunch of chimeras could spawn all over the ship!"
"How much longer will that take?"
"A few more hours!"
"Blind bitch I know you're out there! When I get out of this shit you're fucking dead"
"Sorry for being rude here Rainy, but please go away quickly! I'm starting to lose her!"
"Stay safe Buddy!"

I leave the little room hall way by accidently walking outside. Something sounds funny out here though. There's some weird squawky screechy sound hiding behind the roar of the wind and snow. Should I stay out here and try to find what's making that noise or should I just head back in?
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No. 734662 ID: a075ba

>>734470
Is he sleeping alone? Did we ever set up watches and shifts so he doesn't get attacked in his sleep? Is there someone watching the wheel while he's sleeping?

>>734471
(I feel like there should be hidden text in the static, but squinting, looking at the screen at an angle, and messing with the contrast and such in an image editor hasn't made anything stand out).

...does Buddy have a guard or anyone with him in case that gets ugly? Well, uglier?

>Should I stay out here and try to find what's making that noise or should I just head back in?
You should probably investigate the suspicious sounds, yes. I wouldn't trust much to be harmless nothing on this trip.
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No. 734696 ID: 91ee5f

>>734471
Don and Ronda are coming in for a landing! They're at the top and slightly to the left, you can barely see a green heart (Ronda) and a red heart (Don). Actually, it looks like Ronda is carrying Don! Is he injured?! We should help the when they land!

I think the squawky screechy sound is either Don and/or Ronda making distressed bird noises!
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No. 735299 ID: 15a025
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735299

>Did we ever set up watches and shifts so he doesn't get attacked in his sleep? Is there someone watching the wheel while he's sleeping?
Darn! I forgot to talk about setting those up. Wait...no one else was in the room either!

>...does Buddy have a guard or anyone with him in case that gets ugly? Well, uglier?
I think Oscar sent Sir Kagio with him? Can't remember now.

>Don and Ronda are coming in for a landing! They're at the top and slightly to the left, you can barely see a green heart (Ronda) and a red heart (Don). Actually, it looks like Ronda is carrying Don! Is he injured?! We should help the when they land!
I think that is them!

>I think the squawky screechy sound is either Don and/or Ronda making distressed bird noises
I listen a little more carefully. If they're making distress calls something could be chasing them that's not on the blindar. I feel like I hear something else but I'm not too sure. I stand around a little bit waiting to for them to get closer before rushing down to help them land. Thankfully my new robot hand has a built in flashlight to help them see a little better. After a few more minutes I hear something make a crash landing on the ship behind me.
"Are you two okay?"
"I've got a broken wing, and I just crashed onto a ship face first. What do you think!"
"Don drop the attitude already! Maybe if your big beak would stay shut for a few minutes, your wing would be fine!"
"My beak? You were the one who-"
"Sounds like you two had an eventful night tonight. Why don't we discuss this inside where it's not freezing cold?"
"Sorry Rainy! Thanks for coming out here to see if we were alright. Yeah, let's get inside so I can start fixing up mister crab butt here."
I help Ronda lift up Don and we head inside, rushing to Don's room.

"It's going to be a long night and an early morning now. I've got to fix up Don and poor Buddy now."
"Don't forget to add telling fish breath up there about our little trip as well."
"I don't see why you can't report on that as well. Your legs aren't broken and your mouth sure isn't either."
"Maybe I should go talk to Oscar and let him know you two are back?"
"That'd be... wait a second. What was that creaky noise just now?"
"I heard it as well."
As did I! Something feels weird as well. Kind of like the floor is slowly tilting to the left...
"Is it just me or is the room tilting a little bit?"
"Now that you mention it, yeah. Go check up on Oscar and make sure he's alright."

I walk out of Don's room and hear some more yelling.
"Trish stop trying to resist it! I'm trying to save you!"
"No you're trying to ruin everything I've worked for, asshole!"

Maybe I should go try to help Buddy out...what do you think spooky guide spirits?
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No. 735690 ID: 7b65b9

If you run in all of a sudden, you might break Buddy's concentration. For now just get to the door, watch them, and be ready to act if things start going South.
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No. 735728 ID: 3d2d5f

Maybe ask one of the others if it's necessary for Trish to be conscious for this?

Would be pretty easy to just walk in and knock her out like you did before.
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No. 736132 ID: 15a025
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>If you run in all of a sudden, you might break Buddy's concentration. For now just get to the door, watch them, and be ready to act if things start going South.
I walk over to Buddy's room and listen at the door.
"How can you accomplish your task when you're turning into the monster you're fighting Trish!"
"By ending this shit before it's too late!"
I hear Trish make some weird demonic screech, followed by the sound of something breaking.
"Hey no need to take it out on the chairs now!"
"Buddy! Are you sure you don't need any help with this?"
"Rainy? I told you to...actually never mind. I might need just a little help in here."

>Maybe ask one of the others if it's necessary for Trish to be conscious for this?
"Does she need to be conscious for the-"
"Nope! Please hurry!"
Without out even thinking I rip the door open with my robot arm. Better add a new door to the things I owe Oscar now...
"Well look who it is! I'm going to make you regret turning my offer down now!"

I hear something get lifted up and use the torn off door as a shield to protect myself from whatever she just threw at me.
"Hey that's no way to be treating my friend!"
"And what in the hell are you going to do abo-Yipe!"
"I hate to ask you to this Rainy, but I've got her in a good hold now. Mind hurrying over here and knocking her out?"

You don't need to ask me twice! I rush over to Buddy and give Trish a good conk in the backside of her head and knock her out.
"Thanks for helping Rainy! I'm a...I'm sorry you had to witness all this. The corrupted are not pretty to deal with."
"It's fine Buddy! Are you okay?"
"My legs still hurt, but they're not as bad as earlier. I hate to kick you out here but I need to concentrate on fixing her up before she wakes up."
"I'm not sure it'd be the best idea to leave you alone Buddy. If you want me to I will though."
"I can handle it!"
"Alright then Buddy! Oh before I leave, Don and Ronda are back! Sounds like they had a big day."

Buddy doesn't respond. He's already chanting some magic purification stuff. I take that as my hint to leave and go check up on Oscar...
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No. 736133 ID: 15a025
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736133

I arrive at Oscar's little station to hear him snoring away and... well that doesn't look good at all.
"Oscar wake up!"
"Huh! Rainy? What's going on? You okay?!"
"Oscar the wheel is spinning out of control!"
"I guess it is."
The Oscar pops up on the blindar and the wheel slowly stops spinning around.

"So what else is going on Lady Rainy?"
"Ronda and Don are back."
"Good! Have everyone come up here so they can report their findings to us then."
"That's going to have to wait a little bit. Buddy's still purifying Trish, and Ronda is fixing up Don's broken wing."
"Well you know what that means then?"
"No, what?"
"Means we get to listen to the adventures of Frozen Jaw some more."
"Woo! Should I go down and tell them all to come up when they're ready?"
"That'd probably help out. You go do that while I look for some more batteries to get the radio going again."

And back down stairs again. I head off to see Don and Ronda first so I don't blow Buddy's focus...
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No. 736134 ID: 15a025
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736134

"Hello?"
"Who's there?"
"It's Rainy."
"Ah come on in then!!"
"How's Don's patch up coming along?"
"All we have to do is wait for the magic to do it's magic! What was going on down by Buddy's room though? Everything alright?"
"Things...got a little out of hand but everything's fine now. Oscar said to come up when you're all ready."
"It'll be a little bit yet but we'll head up soon. Anything else?"
"Not that I can think of."
"See you in a bit then!"

I leave Ronda and Don and head for Buddy's room. I listen at the door carefully and hear pure silence. I probably should just leave them alone and have Oscar send him up later, or at least have a fair excuse for coming in. What are your thoughts spooky guide spirits?
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No. 736320 ID: 2e2d71

>>736134
...doesn't the radar usually pick up life signs and magic and massive corruption through walls? If you can't see Buddy, or Trish, or what he's doing to her, that's kind of suspicious.
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No. 736683 ID: 7b65b9

It seems weird there is no noise at all. I think you should peek in without disturbing Buddy.
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No. 736833 ID: 15a025
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736833

>doesn't the radar usually pick up life signs and magic and massive corruption through walls?
I don't think I've noticed if it has been picking up things through walls or not.

>It seems weird there is no noise at all. I think you should peek in without disturbing Buddy.
I guess a peek wouldn't hurt.
I...wait a second, how is the door back up? Didn't I accidentally rip it off last time I was here? I try to open it but it's locked. Guess I should knock first?
"Buddy? Everything alright in there?"
No reply.
"Buddy! You okay in there?"
Still nothing! I'm starting to get a little worried here. I force my way in using my serious business arm. Once the blindar scans the room, I see only Buddy is in here.
"Buddy are okay? Where'd Trish go?"
I hear a little whimper come from him.
"Buddy, what's wrong? What happened!"
"I'm sorry Rainy."
"What happened?"
"I'm sorry Rainy. I failed. I failed everyone!"
"What happened?"
"I let Trish get away! She snuck away into the cursed realm while I was trying to purify her."
"Are you okay?"
"I'm...I'm fine. I should probably head up to Oscar's room and tell him what happ-"
"Meeoow!"
"Is there no end to these little monster!"

The familiar chimera starts brushing its head up against my leg and yuck! It's all slimy and gooey feeling!
"Don't be fooled by its cute charm Rainy! That thing's a chimera and it's giving me a really weird feeling as well. I'll take care of this little monster!"

Something is different about this chimera. Both in how it's all slimy now and how it's showing up weird on the blindar now. Maybe I should stop Buddy here from killing it? Doesn't seem to be causing any harm What do you think spooky guide spirits?
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No. 736871 ID: 2e2d71

>I failed everyone
It's not your fault, Buddy. You're overtaxed. We needed you to purify Don, to hold the day in the chimera battle, to search for other chimeras, to purify Trish and hold a hostile prisoner... there's only one of you, and we stretched you too thin.

>Trish escaped
Um. Can we at least hope her corrupted dark magic she wanted so bad is weakened?

>Maybe I should stop Buddy here from killing it? Doesn't seem to be causing any harm What do you think spooky guide spirits?
Ask buddy to hold his fire, please. You don't think this is a normal chimera.

On your soul-sight... there's only a shell of corruption, on the edges. It doesn't go all the way through. There's something white inside.

...I think it's the same one that helped me when I got stuck in the cursed realm.
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No. 737194 ID: 15a025
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737194

>Ask buddy to hold his fire, please. You don't think this is a normal chimera.
"Don't shoot just yet, something's different about this chimera!"
"O..okay."

>On your soul-sight... there's only a shell of corruption, on the edges. It doesn't go all the way through. There's something white inside.
That's something new. I'll have ask Nibbles and see if she knows anything about that?
The slimy chimera thing keeps brushing itself on my leg till it just...vanishes?
"No I let it get away too! I'm sorry Rainy!"

>It's not your fault, Buddy. You're overtaxed
"It's not your fault Buddy. We really stretched out thin today. If anything we should all be apologizing to you for over working you."
I feel Buddy give me a nice soft hug.

"Thanks. I promise I'll make this up to you somehow Rainy."
"It's fine! Did you know Don and Ronda are back?"
"Oh boy! I can't wait to hear how their little adventure went."
Buddy lets go of me and dashes out of the room barking with glee. I go to follow him when I hurt my foot stepping on something. I pick it up and find that it's my phone charger! I stick in one of my pockets and follow Buddy to Oscar's room.
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No. 737195 ID: 15a025
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737195

"What took you so long Rainy! Just when I found some batteries for the radio, everybody started coming up here."
"Still listening to those stupid radio shows?"
"You know I can easily break your wing again."
"And you know if you try I'll be having otter soup tonight. You can't touch the fiery flamingo, fish breath!
"I'm about ready to ground both of you if this silly arguing keeps going on. How about we start talking about what we found instead?"
"Fine."

"Where should I start Oscar? We've got a lot of stuff we could talk about."
"From the basics up. How heavy is this place guarded, what kind of fire power do they have, is this going to be an easy in and out kind of deal?"
"The place swarming with guards. Most didn't seem like they were very well equipped though."
"Most of these morons were running around with knives, daggers, and even steel pipes!"
"The more tougher looking guards though are going to be a problem. There's a good few with some scary looking guns and what seemed like the ability to control chimeras!"
I don't like the sounds of that..."

"What about the layout? How many floors are there? Any important rooms in there we should know about?"
"It's actually a big stuffy office kind of building. Disregard the crap we've heard about this place. It's bigger than just ten floors. It's actually thirty floors tall, plus however deep the basement goes down. Speaking of, it's the only other place of note. We heard they're keeping a few people locked up down there."

"How are we all going to get in there though?"
"And here comes the tricky part. Don and I almost couldn't even find a way for ourselves in. We got lucky and saw some dummy left a window on the eighteenth floor open."
"Well that's great. Wait, Ronda. Can you use any of your enchantments to make us a door in the wall?"
"Didn't even think of that actually...I suppose it's worth a shot. What other questions do you have?"
"Well other than our glaring problem with getting in, I can't think of much. Rainy, Buddy, do you have any questions?"
"Can't think of any.

"How about you Rainy? Floor is all yours."
Got any questions I should ask, spooky guide spirits?
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No. 737850 ID: 7b65b9

Did you see anyone with any kinds of enchantments, or magic other than controlling chimeras?
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No. 737982 ID: 15a025
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737982

>Did you see anyone with any kinds of enchantments, or magic other than controlling chimeras?
"Did anybody there have enchantments, or magic other than controlling chimeras?"
"I saw a lot of the more well equipped guards with enchantment stones, but I don't what kind of magic it would have been. Anything else?"
"That's all I got for you Ronda."
"If there's no other questions, then I believe you should all turn in for the night. We should arrive at the docks around five in the morning tomorrow so rest up. I'll go over preparations plans in the morning once everyone's up."

I head back down with Buddy and we climb into bed for the night.
"You won't have to worry about any nasty nightmares tonight Rainy! My magic does a great job of keeping those away."
"Oh before we go to bed could you do me a quick favor? I need to charge up my phone, mind plugging it in for me?"
"Sure thing!"
"Thanks Buddy!"
"Anything for my new pal!"
After I get settled into the cozy bed I quickly drift off into slumber.

Goodnight Spooky Guide Spirits!
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No. 737993 ID: 91ee5f

>>737982
WAIT!!!!! Don't fall asleep yet! You need to plug in your arm too! Can't go into battle without a fully charged arm!
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No. 737998 ID: 15a025
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>WAIT!!!!! Don't fall asleep yet! You need to plug in your arm too! Can't go into battle without a fully charged arm!
My I jump wide awake upon this realization!
"Buddy can you help me out with something else real quick?"
"Huh? Uh sure what do you need?"
"I need you to open up my suitcase and pull out the charger for my arm and plug me in as well."
"Sure thing! Can't have you fighting tomorrow with a dead arm!"
"Thanks Buddy, goodnight!"
"Goodnight Rainy!


To be continued, for realsies this time!
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