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(Welcome, after the very long absence, to Deltaquest! I personally apologize for the excessively long wait.

Previous Threads;
1:https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2021/5022649/
2:https://mitsuba.world/qst/thread/5058987 )

You pull the plush from your pocket and hand it to the dejected Berdly. "Yy'know... you're a real smart fella, Berdly, and I mean, you tried to... uh, 'save' Noelle with me earlier, and that was real Heroic!"

He looks down to you, then at the plush copy of himself with nipples, and you can see a small glimmer of a smile.

"Yeah! Don't cry, Chicken-Nugget man! We're all idiots too!" Lancer said from Susie's back, which...wasn't the message you were trying to send, but whatever.

"I mean, like, I dunno about everyone else, but...," Susie chimes in, "Whether you're the smart kid or not? We couldn't care less. Screw up as much as you want, honestly. Not like our opinions of you can get much w-"

She's interrupted by Berdly's exclamation. "You guys...would accept me? Even if I'm...dumb?"

You nod, and Susie makes a reference. "Yeah, it's like when your sister gets cursed in Dragon Blazers 2. Her stats suck, but she's still your party member."

"Or when your horse gets old, y'can't just abandon it cause it don't run fast anymore." You add.

Berdly took it all in, though he was obviously a little shocked at the reference, and you could see a strange look on his face when he looked at Susie.

After a moment, he responds. "I have decided," He said, hands on his hips in a pose, "To turn over a new leaf. From now on, I will fight on the side..."

He points a finger in the air as he finishes his proclamation. "Of ignorance!"

You chime in as you see Susie getting annoyed at how far he was taking it. "B-Berdly, y'aint gotta be a moron, just... keep your head out of yer butt feathers?"

"And I shall! Now, ONWARD!" Berdly said, running into the next room plush-in-hand, as Susie followed after, grumbling about moral lessons.

"Wow." Beta/Kris said, "Berdly finally quit being such a...Berdly." He said in muted shock.

>If only you could convince Beta to accept you that easily...
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(A small note for anyone new; Deltaquest is very free-form, every post is a write-in! You can do anything physically possible, though you aren't protected from the results.)

(And once again, I apologize for the couple months I've been gone)
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>>5224594
>Proceed to the next room.
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>>5224917
>+1
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>>5224917
Let's stretch our legs after all this time doing nothing
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>>5224917
+1

>>5224612
Flip our revolver around and do tricks with it.
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There wasn't much time for this! You couldn't just stick around and do nothing while Noelle was still trapped!

Giving only a nod, you sped to the next room, past two long tables being set by giant bird-creatures, who chide, "Tut tut. No running in the Halls."

Ignoring them, you continue, finally catching up with Susie, who was holding a sickly Lancer out to...Ralsei?
Oh. That's where he was.

Suddenly Lancer freezes, and Susie has to set the now-stone Spade down.

The blood and adrenaline rushing in your ears makes you miss most of the conversation, only making out "School", "Castletown", and "Fix".

Eventually Berdly shows up once again, explaining that Queen was going to take Noelle to the roof, and make her into a Peon.

You were gonna make that Blue Rustbucket's head into a trash can!

Speeding deeper into this Labyrinthian Palace, you enter a room with another large screen, showing Queen's face. You fire at it twice, disabling it before she could even talk.

"Damn, that was nice!" Susie called as music blasted throughout the hall, decorated with pictures of Quee-


WAS THAT ONE BREATHING FREAKING FIRE!?
-

You escape the painting hallways with...relative ease, the only difficult parts being your singed arm, and the army-crawl you were forced to do.

Thank Pa Noelle didn't see that...

You finally reach...another screen. You almost summon your revolver once again, before Queen appears on this one as well.

"Wait Hold On." She said, 'peace' signs speckling her visor, "Don't Shoot Yet I Still Haven't Told You The Rules!"

"One Respect The Pottery
Two-" She was cut off by an axe splitting the screen. "Susie!" Ralsei admonished. The lizard shrugged. "Hey, destroying stuff is fun."

The next room is filled with vases in the shape of Queen's face. It seems like they were set up so you'd have to swerve around them as you ran...

There was only one Question...


>To respect the pottery, or not to respect the pottery?
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(Sorry about Queen's Mansion being a bit lackluster, there aren't as many branching paths as there were in, say, Cyber City, but it'll definitely get better)
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>>5225399
>Respect the pottery ... by mercy killing it with our revolver.
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>>5225399
Eh, leave the pots alone. For now. Can we steal some fruits? I got some ideas for the future.
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>>5225399
>Target practice.
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>>5225399
>Respect the pottery.
No need to be petty. Besides they might break anyway during a fight if one were to happen, so why waste a potential stylish highlight to a battle.
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>>5225399
>>5225472
switching to no pot shots
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>>5225399
>Respect the pottery.
We can use one as a spitoon later, perhaps?
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You get an ominous feeling from the pottery. It needs to be respected.

Swerving between the weirdly placed vases, you turn the corner and step onto a black and white checkered strip over the carpet. "What's this fo-"

You're cut off as a robotic hand places a vase upon your hat, and you can feel how unsteady it is up there.

Flicking your eyes back up, you see five of those Red-Suited bird guys from earlier. They're all politely standing, watching your every move. "Please respect the pottery." The one to your left says.

"Look, Del, don't let that thing fall!" You can hear Beta say, a strange tone of panick perverting his monotone. You don't look behind you, as you're afraid of letting the vase fall, disrespecting the pottery.

From the size of the bird fellas, you don't wanna disrespect the pottery.

>Roll me a 1d20! 10 or below, it's disrespected! 11 or above, it's respected! First come, first serve!

>Or let it fall, if you'd like. I mean, it's not like they'd actually beat you up....right?
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>5225832
AAAAHH!
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>>5226036
lmao
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>>5226129
fuck me man, first roll of the thread and shit's already fucked.
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>5225832
I'm not gonna get a 20, but fuck that
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>5225832
I'm here to save us
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(Remember anons, it's okay to fail if its funny! Lol)

With the eyes of the bird-men boring into you as you walk cautiously across the Hall, you didn't want to drop the vase. It teeters for a moment, and you can hear a muttered 'Shit!'. Probably from Susie.

You take a sharp turn, and it almost falls! Thankfully some quick thinking you rush to your left as to counteract the tipping.

Finally, you see another five bird men, all staring just as intently as the first five. Sweating, you cross the last checkered line, and take a deep sigh. "Phew!"

Susie grins down at you. "Nice!" She says, almost giving you a friendly punch, before a realizing that it would topple the vase. "Yeah, it sure was a hard Jo-" You said, lifting your hat to wipe your forehead, toppling the vase. For a beat, you all stand still...until Susie yells, "SCATTER!"


And you ran into the next room, braving...a busy indoor highway? And no, no matter who says what, you were NOT afraid of the indoor highway, and you did NOT hold Ralsei's hand while crossing it. You didn't.

Eventually, you make it up another floor, through a dining area, and into a large but empty banquet hall. Finally reaching the doors on the other side, Queen's face appears on two large screens, surrounding the door. "Welcome To My Extravagant Dining Bonanza" She says in her horrible aloof tone.

Tables with one platter each suddenly appeared in the room, and your jaw dropped at the utterly gargantuan amount of tables and platters.

"Only One Of These Delicious Platters has the Key

Im Sure Searching Will Be An Addicting Game Of Chance!" She says, before the screens cut out.

"What!? How in the Sam Hill are we gonna find that key!?" You yell in a cowboy rage, which is not a tantrum. You needed to save Noelle!

"We've just gotta keep searching, I guess." Beta replies.

>ROLL ME A 1D100
>Please
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

>>5226948
Glad to see this back
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Rolled 22 (1d100)

>>5226948
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Rolled 5 (1d100)

>>5226948
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Rolled 51 (1d100)

>>5226948
Start pocketing food. Free food!
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>5226948
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>87. Lucky!

You rummage, lifting the cover off of the platters closest to you. Sadly, you find no key, nor any food...man, it's been a while since you last ate. And that wasn't very filling either, it just...healed you.

By PA, you could use a good ol' stew. Or Mrs.Toriel's pie.

After a good ten minutes of searching, you find it. A key! Holding it up triumphantly, you yell, "Hey fellers! I found that K-" before a fluffy white dog jumps out from under a table and grasps it between its teeth, diving under the table.

You hear Ralsei call out. "Not to put any uneeded pressure on you, but...where's the key?"

"That Dog-Gone Dog has i-WOAH!" You yell, as the dog runs toward you and the party, carrying the table on it's back.

You and your friends are flipped onto the table, and forced along this wild ride as the dog runs faster than Doggenly possible. Dog Dog Dog Dog Dog.

The tables flip and crash as the Dog takes you all for a joyride, crashing through the door and knocking down any wayward birdmen which had gotten in it's way.

Finally, you flip off the table as the Dog smashes into the wall, and scrambles into the wall.

"Everyone alright?" Kris asks, and Ralsei and Susie both reply in the positive. "Damn, that was cool!" The lizard replied, "D'you think we can go again?"

You respond by vomiting onto the carpet.

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After a period of time where you've travelled throughout the maze of a palace, you reach a hall with two bookshelves in it, and Berdly standing next to the second.

"Gamers, Girl Gamer, glad to see you're unwounded... Now, let us hasten!" He says, pulling a book titled 'How to Hide Doors', and the bookshelves moved aside.

"This is a secret passageway to the roof.There, we can enrescuefy Lady Noelle!" Berdly says triumphantly, the smug look on his face less annoying than usual.

"Uh, okay." Susie says, stomping over to the passageway. "C'mon G-"

"Actually! Uh...Del, Kris and his lackey, you have to distract Queen!" Berdly says, as if he'd just pulled that idea out of his tail feathers.

"Wait, Noelle's like, babysitting him or something. Shouldn't we take the kid?" Susie interjects.

You can hear an almost silent snicker from Beta.

>Do you stay with Kris/Beta or take the passageway?
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>>5226952
(I'm glad it's back too, I missed running this quest!)
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>>5228128
Go save Noelle. She is waifu!
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>>5228128
Give the bird out best Eastwood stare. Something ain't right with that plan. Is he planning on betraying us again?
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>>5228128
Go with Berd, let Kris and Ralsei have their moment.
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>>5228128
We gotta go get noelle
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>>5228128
first this >>5228367
then
>Go save Noelle!
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You squint at Berdly, staring directly into his eyes. This...sounded strange. Berdly in general was acting strange. "I'll come too, I've gotta be there for 'er!" You said, not wanting to leave your future wife in peril.

And so, you enter the dark, dank passageway, Berdly's armor glowing in the dark. Heh. Tacky.

It's silent for a moment, but Berdly starts talking. "Susan? Do you happen to remember the 'LoveQuest' Dragonblazers 2 DLC-"

Susie cut him off with a snort, "Pfft, no. Who the Hell actually buys a romance DLC? That's just for lonely losers."

Berdly seems a little taken aback, but seems to accept it. "True..."

What was going on? Berdly's acting real, real strange. And, nobody is talking to you, despite you being right there with them.

Not to say you needed to be the center of attention, but a little bit of it would be nice.

"Maybe, Susan," you can hear Berdly say, breaking the award silence. "Maybe after all of this is over, you and I can... talk about our shared enjoyment of Dragon Blazers at my h-"

"Looks like the tunnel splits." Susie interrupted. She hadn't even been listening, and seemed a bit annoyed. "Hey, Berdly. Why don't you go right while me and the kid go left?" She offered.

"W-wait, can't w-" "Sweet, yell if you need us. Or don't." She says, cutting Berdly off and grabbing you by your vest, taking off to the left. Once you were a good enough distance from Berdly, she set you down.

It was pitch black, but she seemed to navigate fine. "So, uh...did Kris' mom adopt you too? I mean, you're human and all." She says bluntly, though you know it definitely wasn't meant in a specist way.

Her boyfriend(?) is human, after all. Kinda.

>Conversation in a pitch black, damp, smelly tunnel, right after Berdly was cockblocked by Susie's inability to give a shit.
>Life is strange
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>>5229191
>"I.. don't think so? I got..."
Can we say dad? Don't choke.
>"A parent. Singular."
>"How long have you known Kris? What do you know about them?"
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>5229191
Wait....wait....
Oh. Oh! OOOHHH! Berdly likes Suzie. This is good for us. That mean Kris get his goat girl (boy?) friend, Birdly gets Suzie, and we get our wife Noelle. Or, then Kris, Bird boy and fembarnie would be in a weird love triangle....hmmm.

I think we're adopted??? Gotta talk to her more about it, but more or less adopted. So hey that about that Berdly fellah. You could probably beat him in a fight, but do you think you can beat him in a fighting game?

rolling for finding pocket lint off the ground.
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>>5229191
You know it's really unclear. Why's she asking anyway? She want a family members blessing for her and Kris or something?
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>>5229224
+1
We're not adopted, just temporarily being looked-after till our dad shows up at the very end of Deltarune Chapter 7
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Yeah, we don't really know kris for that long. Toriel just took us off the street.
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>>5229224
+1
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You take a second to respond. Would you be choked, like last time you tried to explain your uh...situation.

Keeping it short and simple was probably best.

"Uh, well, I've got a Pa. Just my Pa but uh, I ain't living with him. And Mrs.Toriel let me stay at her house." You tentatively explain. Okay, you weren't choked yet, that was a great sign.

Susie's a little silent for a moment. "Alright..." she says a little slowly. Did your tone weird her out a little? Dang it!

It's not like you can explain why you were so hesitant to tell.

"...We really shoulda hit some sort of exit by n-FUCK!" She cursed, having been cut off by a metallic 'DONG!'.

It was dark, and you couldn't see too well, but you're pretty sure Susie ran into a ladder. You stifle a giggle, as you two climb up to...Noelle, hopefully.

Susie moves a brick that was laid over the ladder-hole, and you hear the wind howling. You've reached the roof.

You've been here before, so Susie follows you this time, as you lead her to the room you and Noelle were in, so long ago.

They taped the door back on. No clue how that works.

Entering...you find Noelle in danger! She's surrounded by two Were-Wires, ready to attack Noelle, while the latter was sitting on her bed!

Those low-down varmints probably tried to catch her off guard!


Quickly, you fire two shots, hitting the wire of the one on the left. Susie slashes down with her great axe, and a cutting sliver of energy severs the wire of the one on the right.

"Del? S-Susie!? You... you saved me?" She said, seeming a little dumbfounded. In her defense; your entrance was really cool.

"Yeah, don't get used to it." Susie jokes with a smug grin.

"Um, okay, I-I won't..!" She says quickly, a blush on her face. Wow, she must be really happy to see you!

>Reliable Narration
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>>5230414
Spin your revolver and blow at the hot barrel before holstering. God you feel soo cool.
>"You're welcome lil' lady. Now lets skedaddle n' regroup with tha gang before the pinkertons sniff out where we're at."
Poke the Were-Wires....are they dead?
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>>5230517
+1
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>>5230517
+1
And what, we just skipped Tasque Manager entirely? I'd figure Del would see them as an expert cattle rustler with that whip of hers
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>>5230517
When we cut the werewires wire they turn back into those pink blocky things.
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>>5230718
Thank god.

>>5230639
Think we could convince her to give us her whip?
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>>5230517
>this but dont bother with the obviously alive plug people
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You blow on the smoking barrel before spinning it, and allowing the revolver to disappear before you dropped it.

Pa, you were cool!

"Yer welcome there, lil lady! Naow, let's skedaddle and regroup with tha gang before them Pinkertons sniff out where we're at." You say, flicking your hat and giving your best 'dashing grin'.

She smiles down at you, with a little smile on her face. "Oh, Del, we don't have to hurry. I've figured out what this place is." She said, looking back out the window.

Susie looks a little surprised, and opens her mouth to respond. But before she can, Noelle adds on to her claim.

"This is all my dream." She stated, matter-o-factly. "I mean, Del having a revolver? Being kidnapped? Susie being in my bedroom? Definetly a dream!" She said, giggling softly.

"Er, Noelle, ah know this was all really we-" you say, before you're interrupted by Susie.

"Yup, you're having a dream. Like, a really messed up one." She said, before she realized Noelle's last reason. "Wait, what about me being in your bedroom?"

Noelle hopped off her bed, shrugging. "The real Susie wouldn't come with Del to save me." She said, "Susie probably doesn't care about me."

Susie's raised an eyebrow. "And why ,uh, do you think that?" She asked.

"Uh, because Susie doesn't really care about anyone?" She said, with a pretty amused look on her face.

"I think she cares about Kris and that effem- ow!" You begin to say, before Susie steps lightly on your foot. 'Lightly' is relative. She's a big lizard.

"Yeah, FAIR, she's really badass that way." She said with a toothy grin, before giving a light cough. She had switched into second person, taking her role as 'dream Susie' to heart. "But...uh...did you ever wonder why she didn't pick on you?"

Susie had never picked on Noelle? Your respect for her rose slightly, after the dip it had just taken from her stepping on your foot.

But then again, who could bully Noelle? She's just too perfect. You couldn't even find a flaw to take advantage of! Really, you were lucky to be her future husband.

Noelle gave a light sigh, staring to the side as if she was imagining being picked on by Susie. She was blushing, from embarrassment you figured.

"Maybe, it's cause when she first came to class, you lent her one of your pencils. Like, a dumb, uh, candycane-looking one." She coughs lightly into her fist. "And even though it didn't taste like peppermint, she uh, remembered your smile. And decided to spare you. Y'know." She said sheepishly, rubbing the back of her head.

"That sounds...really specific!" Noelle laughed good-naturedly.

You're caught up on one detail. "You ATE the doggone pencil!?" You exclaim, joining in on Noelle's laughter.

"Hey! It wa- wait, do you dream about me a lo-" Susie began to ask, before Noelle cut her off. "WELL TIME FOR ME TO GET BACK TO MY PROJECT!"

>Continued in next post
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>>5231428
Noelle stands between you and Susie. "Susie, can you hit me with your axe? Or maybe Del could shoot me? Oh! Throwing me out the window could wake me up!" She said, and you're mortified at the thought.

"Noelle, we can't do that!" You quickly yell, and she cocks her head. "Why not? Del, I still have to make sure you're alright when I wake up."

Thankfully, Susie quickly corrals her with an arm to the right side of the room. "We uh, still have to hang out for a bit longer!"

"We can uh, go right...to this...giant...ferris wheel. Which is covered in hearts." Susie says slowly.

"Waking up can wait!" Noelle says quickly.

"Wasn't that where my doggy-bed was before?" You ask, confused on how you didn't notice that.

In the end, you figured that if there was a God, he probably enjoyed plot convenience.

Anyhow, a blushing Noelle is the first to get on, and Susie follows suit. You're the third, but... there's only enough room for two people on the seats.

You were faced with three choices; sit on the cramped floor, or on someone's lap.

>The embarrassment and discomfort varies with each option
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>>5230639
(I'm incompetent so I've completely forgotten about her, but we'll find our favorite organizer soon)
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>>5231436
>Sit on Susie's lap
"This is demeaning. Well, at least Beta isn't watching..."
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>>5231428
>Sit on Susie's lap
She's a big girl.
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>>5231436
If you're thinking we could waste the opportunity to sit close to our waifu, you're insane

Sit on Noelle's lap
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>>5231436
Sit on the floor unless someone offers a lap. We're a tough little cowpoke, we can put up with a mild inconvenience to keep the ladies comfortable.
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>>5231436
>Sit on Susie's lap
Whisper to Susie. Should we tell her this is all not a dream?
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>>5231588
+1

>>5231447
For you
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>>5231436
>Sit on the floor
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>>5231582
I'm just comparing the relative size of our sprites and that would be really awkward.
We aren't that much smaller than Kris.
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(Looks like we have a tie; which is good in a sense, because it gives us all an excuse to take a break for Easter

Happy Easter everyone! Go out there, meet with your family, hunt for eggs, eat jelly beans that a magic rabbit shit out, and most importantly...

Have fun :D)
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

1 = Susie's Lap
2 = Floor Gang
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You choose to sit on the floor. More toward Noelle's end of course, as Susie has...well, you don't wanna be rude none, but she's a giant lizard. So you'd be in the right mind, assuming she has giant legs.

There's a lurch as the wheel starts moving, and you shudder. Jeez, this Ferris Wheel seemed big. And...well, the last time you were all high up was on them carts.

The less said about them, the better.

You get up on your knees to look out the window, and see the expanse of Cyber City...even with your hatred of heights, you can't help but be in awe.

You sit back down though, and hold onto Noelle's leg for comfort. You can feel her shaking lightly.

Susie opens and closes her mouth, clearly thinking of what to say. "Uh, Ferris Wheels, huh? Kinda makes you wonder what car they were built for. Cause, uh, they're so big." She finished with a nervous grin.

You object. "Coulda been for a big ol' wagon." Which is of course, the better option. No, you didn't have a grudge against cars. You did not.

"I mean, I haven't seen any wagons, this place has a crap-ton of cars. I mean, me, Kris, and Ralsei almost got hit by one of those fuck-...frickers." She points out, censoring herself as her eyes flick down to you.

Why'd she do that? Noelle was dainty, but you were sure she could handle a little toilet language.

She looked over to Noelle, who was silent this whole time. "...What's wrong? You afraid of heights?"

Noelle blushed, quickly shaking her head. "No! No, I...I love heights! Haha!" She said.

Susie paused. "You're, uh, shaking."

"Well, um. Maybe I'm a little scared. But... To be honest, I actually like scary things." She said, the blush on her face never leaving as she looked over to Susie.

Of course you couldn't blame her, admitting a fear of heights in front of anyone would be embarrassing. Much less the girlfriend of another friend.

Also, Noelle liked scary things? Honestly, with being kidnapped, almost attacked multiple times, and...falling into this Dark World, she must have had the time of her life then.

Maybe for the honeymoon, you should kidnap her?

>Anything to say to your In-Law or crush, loverboy?
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>>5235263
You are a confused eight something year old boy. Ask Susie who's our bro Kris dating. We know he's really chummy with Susie, but he's also chummie with that goat girl Ralsei. I refuse to acknowledge anyone that adorable is a manly man.

This is a need to bro thing, we need ammo we can use to tease him to no end.
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>>5235263
Ask Susie about Kris. We could use some ideas to get him less standoff-ish with us and she's dating him so she must have some good info
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>>5235263
We can ask Soos later. Let's talk with Noelle and see if she's okay.
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>>5235486
+1
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"Hey Susie? Can ya tell me about B-Kris? He's all mexican-standoffish with me an stuff." You ask, placing your hat on your lap.

Susie snickers. "Pfft, c'mon. Kris likes everyone!

...except for That 'Rules' guy. And King. And that Sans guy...and me, before yesterday." She said, "Huh."

"Well uh, Kris is a nice guy, I guess. He's all about that whole 'being nice' thing. I mean, I do it too, but I'm not like, as gung-ho about it. Oh! Moss. Dude fu-freaking loves moss." She said, snapping her fingers on the last point.

Moss? Did he like the way it felt or something?

Noelle chimes in. "He likes to pull pranks too... or at least he used to, back when we were little." She reminisced. "I remember, one time he hid under my bed until it was bedtime, and jumped out to scare me!" She giggled at the memory.

"It was just when I got over my fear of humans under my bed, too!"

You all share a little laugh at that.

"So, maybe I should pull a prank on 'em? Think that'll get him to be less of a butt?" You ask, brain already working full-time to get a great idea for a prank...

You could wait till he's asleep and put his hand in some warm water...no, too gross. You could hide under his bed...no, it's unoriginal.

"You could like, give him a wedgie or something?" Susie suggests. But you shake your head; that's less of a prank and more of an invite to get punched.

Susie shrugged, "I mean, don't be afraid to go crazy, it's gonna be funny either way." She grinned.

Noelle chimed in, "I wish I could do crazy stuff like that!" She said with her little smile.

"Yeah? If you could do something really crazy right now, what would you do?" Susie responded after a moment of indecisiveness.

Noelle thought for a moment. "Well I'd...I'd jump out the window!"

You wrap your arms around her leg, as Susie exclaims, "Huh!?"

Noelle continues. "Then I'd grow wings, and fly away, till I could see the whole skyline of Cyber City." She said.

Oh...that did sound beautiful.

After she assured you two that she wouldn't jump out of the window, the conversation continued on with Susie admitting her own dreams as Susie-Zilla, and Noelle noticing her...tail?

Jeez, she could hide that thing well!

Anyway, the ride finally stopped, and you exited first. You stood on shaky legs, finally getting used to unmoving land again.

As Noelle and Susie stepped out, you held the former's hand as you all took in the skyline.

Susie was the first to speak. "Well, that wasn't too bad."

You nodded, and Noelle sighed. "I wish I could have dreams like this every day." She said, wistfully. She probably thought she was gonna wake up any minute now.

This was your chance.
"Uh, Noelle...it doesn't have ta stay one of them...dreams. M-Maybe when you wake up, we can mosey on down t-"

You're interrupted by a frantic fluttering sound, and you all look to the east, where Berdly himself is fluttering down with a rose clenched in his beak.

OH PA DAMN IT
>According to all known laws of aviation
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>>5236478
Hmm, can we just continue? He probably likes that there susie girl.
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>>5236478
Well now that Berdly caught up we have no time to waste and should get moving.

>>5236672
We might not get along but that's no reason to let someone hit on our brothers girl, even if she's more than capable of handling herself.
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>>5236478
Why don't we mosey on over to the tin can, after all noelle is safe with us
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>>5236749
+1
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>>5236478
Be Berdly's Wingman. Explain that Susie is into fighting games and that We'd like to see who can kick whos as harder in Street Fighter.
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>>5237227
That'd be mighty unkind to beta
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"Noelle! My Lady! The Cavalry has arrived to rescue you!" Berdly announces, the rose falling from his teeth and off of the platform, to the depths below. You peek over, and see...carpet? Was there an open-air section of the mansion down there?

"Oh. The good part of the dream is over." Noelle mutters to herself, as Susie looks quite annoyed. "It's fine! Berdly's gonna help! We're allies now!" She says through grit teeth.

Part of you wonders if she was reassuring herself.

"Yes! Don't worry Noelle! I'm stupid now." He says with a heroic grin on his face. "Now ya are?" You ask, eyebrow raised. You were pretty sure he was before.

"Yeah, look, we have to go save the day now, alright?" Susie said, picking you up and holding you under her arm. Like a small chest, or barrel of liquor. "Hey, wait, why're you pickin-"

"GERONIMO!" Susie yells as she jumps off the platform.

You screech like the nine year old that you are on the way down, as the wind rushes past you. You knew you'd probably come back, but it didn't make it less scary. You waited for the inevitable splat as you closed your eyes.

When suddenly, you stopped. You're set on the ground, where you fall back onto your behind, hands shakily supporting you.

"Didja miss me?" You could hear Susie say. Opening your eyes, you see a smug Susie, a surprised Kris, and an almost-flattened Ralsei on the ground. Oh. He broke your fall.

Ralsei picks his face up off the carpet to practice sarcasm. "Of course not!" He said, before suddenly smiling, "Just kidding! That was sarcasm! I missed you!"

Susie shakes her head. "Man, we gotta work on your delivery."

Beta/Kris looks down to you. "Did you drop Del? He's been quiet." He notes in his monotone.

"A-ahm fine..." You say, giving a thumbs up, before passing out.
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Ten minutes later, after many reassurances from Ralsei that it was normal to be shocked after such a huge fall, you're all back on the warpath. Facing peons of the Queen, and deadly traps, you finally make your way to an open-air patio of sorts, though 'fighting squares would be more fitting, as it had no furniture.

To the north laid a spire of black liquid. That must be one of them 'Dark Fountains.' It was...real purdy in a strange way.

In the middle of the square was the Blue Rustbucket herself; Queen. She lounged in her flying chair. "Ah My Sweet Idiot Children." She says, "You're Just In Time To Witness My World Domination. With Noelle In My Posession, It Is Only A Matter Of Time Until Her Will Turns. Then She Will Unleash Her Power, Blanketing The World In-"

"HAH!" You yell, a smug look on your face. "Yer too late, ya Got Dang big blue trashcan! Noelle's free, an' we got Berdly protecting her."

Queen's grin somehow turns even more anger inducing. "Oh? Who's This?" She says, and something descends from the sky.

Its...Berdly! But he's got something stuck to his face...a wire? That Queen sunova... she's got em under her control.

>cont in next post
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>>5237737
Susie and Ralsei jump back in shock. You and Beta/Kris however, stand still. While Kris was doing so because wrangling emotions out of him was impossible, you were doing so out of sheer disappointment.

"Really..? It's been just over thirty minutes..." You mutter.

"I Know Right? Either I'm Great Or He's Incompetent." Queen replied, her visor flashing 'LMAO'. "Lmao Both Are True."

Susie whips out her axe, and you all get ready to fight. "Oh yeah!? Well you just gave us two reasons to kick your ass!" She bellowed.

Queen's smile fades. "Battle Scan... Four Enemies. You'd kick; My Ass. Hmm. Calling In Miniboss." She said, and a pair of legs slammed down from the sky. Followed slowly by a torso...it was a furry!?

A robot furry!?

It carried a rolled up whip, and let the weapon loose, cracking the whip mere feet away from you. "So you're the intruders messing up our *well organized* system?" She purred dangerously.

Queen raised a glass of green liquid, and you knew it was about to go down.

>A battle of unforeseen proportions!
>A wired Berdly, a Tasque Manager, and the Queen!? Buckle up buckaroo.
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>>5237227
>Be Berdly's Wingman

Heh

Hehe
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>>5237743
>ACT- Shoot Berdly's wire!
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>>5237771
+1
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>>5237743
>ACT- Tip hat to Tasque Manager, and compliment that expert cattle rustler! She's clearly one with that whip of hers
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>>5237949
+1
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>>5237743
I'll back >>5237949
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>>5237751
ArwingMan
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>>5237949
+1

yee haw
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>>5237949
supporting this
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(Sorry for the short update, my stomach is killing me. Not literally, but I'll let you know a day or so after if it kills me)

You're a bit preoccupied with something. You let out a low whistle as the battle rages around you, tipping your hat to the newcomer. "Boy Howdy, you must be one good cattle rustler with that there whip."

Tasque Manager, who had reared back her hand to whip the living shit of you, stopped. With a feline grin, she wrapped the whip around her floating blue hand. "Of course I'd be a good one, I'm well experienced in keeping things in order..." she said, and you could hear a squeak from your right; probably Ralsei.

"Have ya ever actually handled cattle?" You ask. You haven't either.

"Well, I handle the tasques and keep them in order. Sometimes they're disorderly, but they're all good boys when I start cracking my whip." She says; matter-o-factly. Despite the battle raging on, you can hear another squeak from Ralsei. Huh. Wonder what that's about.

Either way, Tasque Manager doesn't seem too keen to fight you in particular, but ya don't really wanna fight a fellow cow(or tasque)poke yourself...

>What do?
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>>5238742
We gotta real nice trojan horse back outta tha city. She leaves the fight 'lone, we let her ride our prize stallion. We gotta deal lady?
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>>5238742
Keep up the conversation, talk about the cat we saw when we first arrived
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>>5238980
+1
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>>5238861
>>5238980
+1
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>>5238742
>"Today is friday... In California"
>SHOOT
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>>5238861
I don't think she'd be very comfortable around
a computer virus.
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>>5239435
She's a task manager, so she's either not going to see him at all or be able to control him.

Plus i think it's a funny thing to say.
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"Yannow, I've got a real purdy Trojan Horse back...that-way." You say, waving behind you. "If ya quit fightin', I'll let ya ride her." You offer generously, referring to Patsy Cline.

She noticeably grimaces. "I'd rather...not. Instead, why don't you give up, and I'll let you pet the tasques?" She counter-offers.

You shake your head. "Nah, I've had my fair share of cat back in the city. One of them attacked me, right in an alley!"

Tasque Manager groaned. "Oh, that was Tasqothy, he's...a special one. I swear, trying to keep that one in line is like herding cats- well, it literally is." She shrugged, and you snicker a little.

This is nice, really nice. You almost forgot about the fight going on, until Susie yells at you.

"GOD DAMN IT, DEL CAN YOU DO SOMETHING?" She yelled, the ends of her hair looking burnt, as if by splashes of acid.

"Same For You Tasque Manager", Queen said, "We've Got Worlds To Conquer And Faces To Turn Into Robot Faces"

Tasque Manager unfurled her whip with a CRACK! "Sorry, I wouldn't like to lose my job. No hard feelings?"

"Absolutely no offense taken." You say, tipping your hat as you summon your six-shooter.

>You've learned a lesson faster than Susie did
>You're filled with a strange sense of pride
>Anyhow, fights aren't won by thinking
>What do?
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>>5241096
Welp. I guess it's time to start shootin. Let's get that target practice in on Berdly's Wire. First, if we can
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>>5241103
+1

It's about time we had an 'shoot the noose' moment
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>>5241103
support, lets get shootin
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>>5241103
+1

>>5241423
We're pulling a Blondie and Tuco?
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>>5241103
+1
Save the Berd
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You take no time in firing at Berdly's wire, the damage on said object growing. The casing had already been pierced, and thanks to your efforts, the copper wiring was half-frayed.

You blow smoke off the tip of your gun, as Berdly turns toward you; face still plugged.

You felt a small chill.

If that Wire was controlling Berdly, then it could be competent.

Your fears are proven right as 'Berdly' lifts his hand, summoning tornados. But...HOLY CRAP THEY'RE FAST!

>And accurate!
>roll 1d100, best out of three!
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>5242423
DODGE!
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Rolled 83 (1d100)

>>5242423
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Rolled 83 (1d100)

>>5242423
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>>5242455
>>5242627
Sweet Dubs
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>>5242429
>>5242455
>>5242627
>Lucky Bastard; you beat the DC!

You duck left, duck right, just barely dodging the whirling tornadoes sent out by your currently controlled comrade.

To your right you can see Susie trying desperately to hop between squares in a little diamond on the floor, connected to Tasque Manager's whip. Her reaction time...left a bit to be desired.

To the right of Susie you can see Kris lifting up what looks to be a plastic bottle of 'Susie Tea', in a toast. Queen followed suit, drinking some of her green acid, and depleting a shield that floated before her.

>What do?
(Sorry for the short update, my Cat is missing and I am trying to find her)
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>>5243663
Keep shooting the wire, it's almost snapped

Also hope you find your cat soon!
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>>5243663
backing >>5243807
>my Cat is missing and I am trying to find her
Who would let their cat outside?
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>>5243807
>+1
Also good luck with your cat.
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>>5243663
>use your big shot on the shield
You have to get rid of it to end the fight and this faster than Acting.