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A lot of things have changed lately. For instance, Fly had another growth spurt.

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Fly didn't even know the game was running because no one told Fly.

What did Fly miss?

[1d4]

Roll #1 1 = 1

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>>571724
I'll need a drink

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>>571724
Bring the weapons to the rep.

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>>571724
I'll go with Light Heart since I'm carrying the weapons.
>>571727
"…You didn't really find those documents, did you."

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>>571728
I just smile.
"Does it truly matter?"

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>>571729
Sigh and shake my head.
"…I guess it doesn't. Still… seeing her so angry, consumed by a desire for vengeance… it was like looking in a mirror, seeing what I could have been.
Only she found what I did… and it still wasn't enough for her."

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>>571730
"She was indeed quite clearly consumed by her obsession for revenge. Perhaps now she will even have a chance at it."

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>>571731
"…It's scares me, the thought that I could have been like her. Why was she so convinced that revenge was necessary?"

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>>571732
"Quite frankly, I do not wish to know exactly what was going on in her mind. Mad ravings of an embittered pony are hardly anywhere near my area of interest. I am just pleased she is gone now without us having to shed blood to achieve that. She reminded me a bit of miss Emrille in a way. … In a vengeful, horrible way."

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>>571725
Growing up a whole year in a day.

>>571727
That was already taken care of. This is your last night in Awa before you depart and timeskip.

>>571726
Drinks! Time to go get that hard-earned pay.

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>>571734
Rosemary?

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>>571734
Ahh, fuck yes, give me the gold too!

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>>571735
She's being aloof.

>>571736
Better go ask Abilio.

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>>571734
I run off to Abilio.

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>>571737
Find him!

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>>571737
Hmmm. Approach her then when we're alone.
"Still sulking?"

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>>571738
>>571739
Abilio is in his cabin, working on finances.

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>>571740
"I suppose that'd be fair to say."

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>>571734
Who do I go to in order to get paid?

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>>571742
"Because…?"

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>>571741
"It happened again!"

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>>571743
Abilio, lacking a formal master of coin.

>>571744
"I'm not sure how to apologize… and I figure you'd know if it were not sincere."

>>571745
"What? Oh – oh, a growth spurt. But… it's stopped now, hm?"

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>>571746
I nod.

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>>571747
"Hm… maybe if I were to attempt to induce a spurt, that would help figure out what is going on. Would you like to try?"

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>>571748
How old am I?
"Uh…."

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>>571746
I sigh.
"I am not entirely blameless here either. I was angry and that clouded my judgment. You do not need to apologize to me, but to Wark. I am not asking you to love him… or to even love Adel. Only to tolerate them and to never insult them like that again."

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>>571751
"I understand that. I just need some time…"

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>>571749
>>571750
"How old would I be?"

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>>571746
Go see Abilio then.
Come to think of it, I haven't interacted with him all that much…

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>>571753
"The nature of the magic surrounding you is uncertain. At least this way I'd be able to make some observations."

You'd roll another 1d4.

>>571754
He's talking to that griffon girl.

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>>571752
"Alright… I understand. I hope you'll work your way out of this soon, it hurts me to see you down."

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>>571755
>>571753
"Hello you two. Am I interrupting something?"

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>>571756
"Alright…"

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>>571741
Enter then.
"I hope you've already counted my share."

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>>571755
"Uhhh, maybe later."
I want to play her as a kid some more.

>>571757
I shake my head.

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>>571759
Hircus and Fly are here.

>>571757
>>571759
"I need a new master of coin… Without Topaz, managing finances has become more difficult than ever. You'll get paid in time."

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>>571758
Give her a kiss on the cheek.
"That's my girl."

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>>571760
"Fair enough. Keep an eye on yourself."

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>>571762
She gives you a little nuzzle.

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>>571760
"You're Fly, right? How have you been? I haven't seen you in a while."
>>571761
"Alright… Permission to go collect my pay from a local bank? I'll try to be discreet."

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>>571764
Right, let's leave her to herself.

HP Lovepone?

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>>571761
Grin.
"I could be master of coin~"

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>>571767
"You don't have the patience for finances and I don't have the patience for my entire salaried staff revolting."

>>571765
"Are you asking permission to rob a bank?"

>>571766
HP is bouncing around deck.

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>>571763
"Okay."

>>571765
I nod.
"I'm good. Who are you?"

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>>571768
Walk up to her.
"Our last day here in Neighpon and Happy Puzzle is bouncing about cheerfully."
I chuckle.

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>>571770
"I knew that, silly!"

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>>571768
"Awww, don't you trust me with money?"

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>>571768
"I could bring money back for the fleet too, if you wanted…"
>>571769
"I'm Hircus, the raiding party's scout. I could have sworn we've met before."

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>>571771
"So, enlighten me what it is that makes you so happy."

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>>571773
"Oh right!'

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>>571772
"Yes, that's it precisely. Thank you, I couldn't quite find the words."

>>571773
"If you get caught, it would certainly cost us any legitimacy we've gained here. To turn on one's employer, we'd certainly be seen as traitorous."

>>571774
"It's been a fun trip!"

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>>571776
Lean against the wall.
"Well at least you're doing something useful now."

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>>571776
"And very eventful. What was your favorite part of it exactly?"

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>>571776
"Just a suggestion. On further thought, I don't think there are any banks in the area anyway.
…So…We haven't really talked much since you hired me."

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>>571777
"You have no idea how much day-to-day administration running this fleet requires."

>>571779
"No, I've been quite busy. Still am, working on the pay."

>>571778
"When we helped that old pony with his shrine back in my old home!"

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>>571780
"I never see you doing it."

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>>571780
"Oh that was quite fun. I think our day off in Shiba as fun myself."

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>>571780
"Why not hire a secretary? Maybe a cute neighponese mare with curves and curls so you get a show while you work?"

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>>571780
Am I back on the ship?
Did we get our pay yet?

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>>571781
"That's because you're in a constant state of interrupting it."

>>571783
"Finances are not something to be pawned off on a petty secretary. Besides, these are the responsibilities of the position."

>>571782
"It was kind of a day on too!"

>>571784
Abilio is working it out.

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>>571785
"That's a pretty half assed excuse."

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>>571785
"Well, parts of it were, I suppose. But you know… I was considering learning how to speak Neighponese. Given how popular Elementalism is around here, I believe it would be appropriate."

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>>571786
"You're simply very unobservant!"

>>571787
"It's a pretty language, but sometimes it's quite complicated!"

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>>571785
Yay, we survived and we'll get lots of money soon.
Time to drink some brown rum like Tela taught me '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

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>>571785
"Then I'll leave you to them."
Still, we ought to celebrate, right? First though, I need to find Itzlki.

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>>571788
"I can imagine. But I have time, so I may as try to learn the basics with some aid from some of the native speakers around here."

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>>571788
"Pretty sure I have a sharper eye than you."
Snicker.
"And definitely better than Cloudy."

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>>571789
"Mad Port Rum" they call it. Any port in a storm, right?

…Just how bad could it be right?

…What's the worst that could happen?

>>571790
Itztli is hanging upside down from the rigging with a very serious expression.

>>571792
"So why are you delaying my accounting, anyway? Still haven't made up with Tela?"

>>571791
"I can help!"

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>>571793
"Hey there. Can we talk for a bit? I've sort of got a request to make."

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What's going on?

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>>571793
"That is very kind of you. Thank you."

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>>571794
"SPEAK."

>>571795
The fleet got paid. It's the last night before leaving Neighpon and a timeskip.

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>>571796
"Was that all? I think I might go have fun on the town before we leave."

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>>571793
Frown.
"That's none of your business."

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>>571798
"Go ahead. We will have plenty of time to converse soon enough."
Wave her off and go find Spook. The Spookster. Spooky Spooky.

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>>571797
"You're a servant of Chaos, right? Changing stuff is what you do."
Take a deep breath and steel myself.
"Well, there's something I want to change."

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>>571797
Nice.
Any word on that new position on the Hourglass?

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>>571799
"It's my business if it starts to affect your work. And it's my personal if it makes you upset."

>>571800
I always spell his name as Spooky[backspace].

You wander some dark halls for a while until a voice calls to you. "How's it going, Light?"

>>571801
"I AM AWARE ALREADY THERE WAS AN EIGHTY SIX PERCENT CHANCE YOU WOULD APPROACH ME WITH THIS QUESTION TONIGHT THE FACT THAT YOU ARE APPROACHING ME IS OF MY OWN DESIGN YOU HAVE NO LOGICAL REASON TO BELIEVE I HAVE THIS CAPABILITY BEYOND THE SUGGESTIONS I HAVE PLANTED WITHIN YOU."

>>571802
No one on the fleet ever checks their mail.

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>>571803
"I can shoot just fine. And I'm not upset."
Rolling to not-sound upset.
'1d10-2'

Roll #1 2 - 2 = 0

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>>571803
Well the mailmare sure didn't stop by to give me anything! I remember though, Emrille used to bitch about that constantly.

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>>571803
"No, you told me when we… when we talked about it… why can't I remember…
…You were messing with my head so that I'd come to you."
Shake my head and groan.
"Okay, so the question is that I'm good at fast moves with my hooves, specifically when it comes to explosives. That's literally what I'm talented at.
…and I want to be talented at something else."

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>>571803
Stop and smile.
"Hello Spook. I do hope you are not using the darkness to veil your attempts at ogling me."

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>>571804
You're REALLY getting emotional. Maybe it's that time of the month.

It's so obvious that Abilio just cocks a brow at you.

"Do you want to stay here tonight and talk about it?"

>>571805
Better check with a quartermaster.

>>571806
"POTENTIALITY IS A SPECIALTY OF MINE THOUGH A SUBJECT HAS ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF POTENTIALITY BE AWARE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REGAIN IT AGAIN FOR SOME TIME."

In short, you can't respec frequently.

>>571807
"I would never hide ogling at you, Light. It's the honest truth."

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>>571808
S-Shut up, stupid voice. YOU CAN'T JUDGE ME!

Turn away from him.
"Fuck no, I don't want to sleep in your shitty crowded bed and talk."

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>>571808
I chuckle.
"Oh I believe you. What about Ambercharge then?"

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>>571808
Alright, I have to ask around who that is because I don't know.

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>>571808
"I understand. This isn't something I'm doing lightly.
Ciddir doesn't like using explosives; they go against the teachings of Nature that he follows. So, in light of that, I wish to stop using explosives as weapons.
However, my…potentiality is heavily invested in being able to do that. So I want it freed up, so I can learn to do other things.
…exactly how much potentially can you change? Because I want to change quite a bit."

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>>571809
"It's not that crowded for a pony of your size!"

…The doorknob is far above you… Damnit! You shouldn't have shown so much emotion! Now that idiot thinks you need to be comforted!

>>571810
"I doubt she minds. I think she has a thing for me."

>>571811
You pick up your commission confirming you as the new Commander.

>>571812
"POTENTIAL IS CHAOTIC AND IS THUS IMMEASURABLE DEFYING ATTEMPTS TO IMPOSE THE ORDER OF NUMBERS UPON IT."

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>>571813
"Oh my. Is the feeling mutual?"

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>>571814
"She seems sweet. I don't believe in love at first sight, so we'll see how it develops."

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>>571813
J-Just like that? Why didn't they come to me personally!?
Oh no, I need to go check on the ship! If there's no one to lead the effort, everything will crash and burn!

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>>571813
Stomp a hoof.
"God fucking damnit you have to stop this shit! I don't need this right now!"

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>>571815
I nod.
"Of course. Now, Neighpon will be behind us soon… will you remain on the fleet? Are you content here? Any… desires?"

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>>571816
The ship is currently helmed by a pony you don't recognize.

>>571817
He floats you up and over to the bed, then ruffles your mane. "I'll make time for you. I can tell you're pretty beaten up."

>>571818
"Yes, I suppose so. I'm mostly sticking around lacking anywhere to go. And Lavinia seems to want us to stay together."

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>>571819
"I want my gold! And turn me back or… or I will swear to hell I'll bite you!"

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>>571819
"Yes she does… but now that some funds have opened up to us, perhaps I can offer you something. What do you wish for in life?"

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>>571793
Eh, whatever. I need a drink after this.
Chug a few glasses down '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

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>>571820
"Shhh, shhh… here, bite this."

He reaches into his hat and pulls out a sugar tit pacifier before sticking it in your mouth. It's annoyingly tasty, the honey inside a sharp contrast to the gruel you've had to eat lately.

>>571821
"Iunno. I don't think I'd feel right just accepting a handout."

>>571822
Things are starting to get blurry… this stuff sure hits you fast… keep going?

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>>571819
What does he/she look like?
"Afternoon. Anything to report?"

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>>571824
She's an earth pony with a long blonde mane that covers her eyes. She doesn't seem too bored by it.

"Hoy cam'der. All's well."

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>>571823
It may be tasty, yes… but he's mocking me!
Spit it in his face.
"Go fuck yourself, Abilio, turn me back already!"

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>>571823
"Well… would it hurt to speak about your aspirations?"

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>>571825
"What's your name, sailor?"

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>>571823
Yes, I want to forget the sights of my friends getting burned by magic lasers, seeing my friends killed, the cold touch of my own death.
Days like these I wonder whether it wasn't better to stay in Dawnwood.
Chug another few glasses down. '1d10'
What's everypony else doing around me?

Roll #1 5 = 5

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>>571813
"Okay… let's do it."
Heres what I want to change:
I want to switch my multiclass from Trickster to Hermit, swapping Hustle for Innocent.
I want to change my Special Talent from Sleight of Hand to Sleep Serum.
I want to unlearn Unorthodox, So that I have the two SP to buy Sleep Serum.
However… I want to RP learning to use Sleep Serums from Ciddir, since he's a nature buff.

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>>571830
I would also like to unlearn Sleight of Hand and use the SP to learn Natural Remedy.

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>>571826
Cloudy suddenly shows up.

"What's the matter?"

"Little Emmy is still beaten up about her girlfriend."

"Aww… come here, you poor thing."

Abilio sticks the pacifier back in your mouth, this time tying it in place magically. You'll need to Disable Device to stop being gagged! Meanwhile you are passed into Cloudy's waiting hooves as she pulls you close, up to her body, and strokes your mane. "Shh, shhh… it's okay. Let it all out for me Emmy. We're here for you."

"Let's just turn in early… I think Emrille needs us more than the fleet right now."

>>571827
"I don't, to be honest. I had some sort of plan back in Trotantium, but it has been nice to just drift for a while on the fleet. I guess I'm just waiting on the elements to make something happen… or ask me to do something."

>>571828
"Spry Jack, cam'der. I'm yer relief."

>>571829
Some sort of angel is nearby being the life of the party. Everyone seems to gravitate toward him… they're all laughing and it seems like they've having a good time, unlike you…

>>571830
You can't pick up skills from Itztli, you can only unlearn. You'll need to go talk to relevant trainers.

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>>571832
Alright, then I drop Hustle, Unorthodox, and Sleight of Hand.
Will I be able to learn Sleep Serum from Ciddir? Because I'm still changing my special talent to Sleep Serum if I have access to a trainer.

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>>571832
W-what?
Go check him out…m-maybe I can be the life of the party too…

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>>571832
"Ah… well, if you ever think of anything I would be glad to aid a friend."

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>>571832
Flip Abilio off with a wing.
And struggle out of Cloudy's grasp!
'1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

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>>571832
Wave a hoof in front of her.
"Can you like… see at all?"

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>>571833
That's a Rogue skill, consult a Rogue.

>>571835
"Good to know… tonight I think I'm going to see what Lavinia's up to."

>>571834
It's hard to focus on who it is, but everyone seems so happy.

Everything blurs and suddenly you're dancing together! Stay upright!

>>571836
You can't get free of her loving hold! Now that it's warm and dark… it feels like your power to resist is being sapped…

"She can sleep snuggled up to us tonight, don't you think, Abilio?"
"Oh, I imagine she'll be fine. And I think we can put off a child one more night…"
"Do you think you could talk to Selena about making something to increase fertility?"
"Let's worry about Emmy for now."
"Right, right… Well, Emrille asked about feeding once I start lactating…"
"Do you think she was serious? She was probably joking."
"Let's just get some sleep."

Soon you find yourself cocooned in a warm, comfy prison between Cloudy and Abilio. Too tiny to be taken seriously if you escape, and gagged through the pacifier to the point where you can barely whine. It looks like you have little choice but to accept the love! It doesn't mean you have to like it, though.

>>571837
"Aye, cam'der."

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>>571838
Alright, I'll go find Spook!
There any hermits on the fleet?

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>>571838
"Feel free to. Now, I was also hoping to consult regarding an idea I had. I was hoping to build a shrine to the Elements on this very fleet."

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>>571838
I can still kick them where it hurts out of defiance.
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

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>>571838
O-oh my~. How magical.
Keep it together.
One hoof in the air, then the other '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

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>>571838
"Well, if you say so… How long have you been at the helm? I can take over soon if you're tired."

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>>571839
Not that you know of.

Light Heart is talking to Spook.

>>571840
"That sounds like a nice idea."

>>571841
Which do you kick? Choose wisely.

>>571842
Oh, my! You're a beautiful dancer! There's a round of drinks for your performance!

He asks something about inviting you back… for a victory massage.

>>571843
"Aye, cam'der. Good sailing."

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>>571844
I nod.
"I think we should all sit together sometime to decide on how to make it look."

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>>571844
"Hey Spook. Mind if I ask you something?"

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>>571845
"That sounds nice. I look forward to it."

>>571846
"Uh, sure."

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>>571844
"Right… well I'm going to inspect the rest of the ship first then."

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>>571848
"Aye, cam'der."

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>>571844
Abilio, obviously, he shrunk and gagged me.

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>>571847
"I will leave you to it. We will speak again soon."
Off I go then. To the kids.

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>>571847
>>571845
"Oh, a shrine to the Elements on the fleet? That… I'd like that.
Anyway, I was wondering if you could teach me something."

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>>571849
Alright, how many crew are working here?

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>>571844
I said "yes." before I even realized it, everything seems to just happen tonight

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>>571850
Your legs are too short to kick him in the junk, but you knock the wind out of him by kicking him in the stomach.

"Easy, easy… you kicked daddy by accident."

He telekinetically lifts a big blanket and swaddles you in it, making your cocoon somewhat more literal.

"There you go, Emmy. Now get some rest."

>>571851
Wark is taking care of them in the room.

>>571852
"What's up?"

>>571853
Three, total. This ship has no permanent menials and only one bed – yours.

>>571854
The massage gets lower and lower… but your senses are dulled by alcohol, and it feels good… Let him continue?

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>>571855
I won't be defeated so easily!
Headbutt him!
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

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>>571856
It's… warm… and dark… getting… harder to resist…

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>>571855
I'm too drunk to resist.
Or that's what I keep telling myself anyway.

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>>571855
"Well, up until now, I've mostly gone through combat using explosives, slipping them into people's pockets. I… I don't want to do that anymore. I was wondering if you could teach me a quieter way of doing that. Maybe one that doesn't immediately reveal me to everypony?"

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>>571855
Check up on each of them before stopping by Lilly. Is she awake?

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>>571857
Must… not… fall asleep!
'1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

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>>571855
Alright. What's belowdecks? Just cargo space?

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>>571859
"There are some ways. Not so lethal, though."

>>571860
Wark put Lilly and Adel to bed. Grey is sleeping early too, so he's entertaining Red.

"Evenin'."

>>571861
Zzzzzz

At least… Tela can't see you right now… wedged between these idiots and mouth full of pacifier.

[Sleep]

>>571863
Yep. This ship has some room for expansion, it looks like.

>>571864
You feel so warm, tingling and amorous… you even gasp when you realize how big he is… And then it all fades away…

You awaken in the morning with disheveled hair on Face's bed. You recognize it.

He's already up and cleaning himself for the day in the mirror.

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>>571865
Do I dream of sexy mares and stuff at least?
'1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

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>>571865
"Evening."
Pick up Red then.
"And good evening to you too, your grace. Are you feeling well?"

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>>571865
"That sounds perfect. Easier to sneak around if the guards think they just dozed off."

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>>571865
~ '5d10'

Roll #1 10, 6, 3, 8, 6 = 33

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>>571865
Alright… that's good to hear. The room is probably pretty small, huh? That's fine, I don't need a lot of space anyway.

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>>571866
For sure! In fact, you wake up alone in your own bed.

…Was it a dream too?

>>571867
"Jus' as well I s'pose."

>>571868
"Well, we can give it a try. Here… this may take all night…"

Dance 'til dawn? In the sense of 'let's dance motherfucker'.

>>571869
'5d10' (Autocrits)

>>571870
Your personal quarters are indeed small. More room for the hold.

Roll #1 4, 9, 4, 8, 4 = 29

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>>571869
33 x 32

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>>571871
"The contract is fulfilled, I hope you are happy. More funds means better food for all of us."

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>>571871
That's fine.
… Guess I should move all my stuff over here. It's all back in Emrille's cabin.

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>>571873
"Fer now funds, tomorra, the world!"

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>>571872
W-was I better than F-face?

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>>571874
Retrieve it?

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>>571877
Yeah, I'll go do that.

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>>571875
I smile.
"One step at a time, dearest."

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>>571871
Rub my eyes.
I couldn't have been dreaming.

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>>571876
Maybe your stars were aligned~

Unfortunately you were too boozed up to remember most of it~

>>571878
Jack tracks you with her head as you depart.

>>571879
"I got four steppers though!"

>>571880
You wonder to yourself briefly if it would be better or worse if it was a dream.

Then you yawn and remember today is shove-off day.

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>>571881
"I'll be back to take over soon Jacky, just got to pick up a few things first and move 'em over."

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>>571881
"Oh you certainly do. Four strong steppers at that. A true earth pony feature."

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>>571881
I'm not a sailor, let the crew handle it…
I'll just sleep in…

571885

>>571882
Emrille's room is empty.

>>571884
Zzzzz

>>571883
"Yeah. So four steps at a time!"

571886

>>571882
Of ponies, not objects

571887

>>571885
That's fine, just pick up my stuff and haul it over to the Hourglass.

571888

>>571881
ZZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZ….
Open my eyes…where am I?

571889

>>571887
It's all set up.

>>571888
You awaken in the morning with disheveled hair on Face's bed. You recognize it.

He's already up and cleaning himself for the day in the mirror.

571890

>>571885
"That sounds more like jumping to me."
Set her down on the ground.
"It is getting rather late, perhaps you should rest soon."

571891

>>571890
"I'll sleep when I wanna!"

571892

>>571885
Okay, after that let's climb out of bed and fix my mane, get dressed, all that.

571893

>>571889
Nice. Now let's get back to Jacky.
"Alright, I can take over now."

571894

>>571892
There's a bag of pay on your nightstand.

…And all of Tela's stuff is missing.

571895

>>571893
"Aye. Night cam'der."

571896

>>571889
Hue…wait…
Rub my eyes and brush my hair aside.
Rub my head. Do I have a headache '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

571897

>>571871
"Well… It'll be a long voyage. Maybe you could teach me over the course of it?
I kinda… want to celebrate with Ciddir tonight."

571898

>>571891
"Little fillies need their rest."
I smile smugly.

571899

>>571894
Frown.
…F-Fuck it, not like I care.
Grab the pay and count it.

571900

>>571895
"Night, have a good one."

571901

>>571898
"Keep laffin! I'll go make Mister Abilio shrink you down and you'll have a bed time too!"

>>571896
A splitting one.

>>571897
"Very well. Come bright and early."

>>571899
75,000 songs. You could buy a lot of apples with that.

>>571900
"Mhmm."

It'll be a cold and lonely night at the helm…

571902

>>571901
"Will do, sir."
Off to see Ciddir!

571903

>>571902
She's looking out the window.

571904

>>571901
Rub my head.
"My head is killing me.'

571905

>>571901
What's that in normal pony money?

571906

>>571901
"Hmmm… that would be quite the setback. Very well, I suppose another hour will not hurt you."

571907

>>571903
"Hey there. Tonight's a night for celebration. How do deer usually celebrate?"

571908

>>571904
"I get that a lot… would a scalp massage make you feel a bit better?"

He flashes you a winning smile. Damn. How does he look perfect this early?

>>571905
You no longer have a mint…

>>571906
"Good!"

Of course, even saying that, she falls asleep in ten minutes.

You're left alone with Wark.

>>571907
"Usually with prayer."

571909

>>571901
Yeah well, that's life sometimes. Just concentrate on the task at hand and enjoy the silence.

571910

>>571909






The sailing is uneventful. You're up 'til dawn.

571911

>>571908
"Oh? What does that usually entail?"

571912

>>571908
Fuck.
An estimate?

571913

>>571908
Speak softly then.
"Good night Wark. I will rest as well."

571914

>>571908
I grin.
"Sure…"
Look at the bed.

571915

>>571912
You operate only in foreign currencies lacking your own!

>>571911
"A quiet offering and a time of introspection."

>>571913
"Mhm… y'too."

>>571914
It's pretty messed up from last night! Face meanders over. "Ready?~"

571916

>>571915
Time for some Z's.

571917

>>571915
Grin and nod.
"You've still got a lot of energy left~"

571918

>>571917
"One of the perks of nature."

He ends up giving you a full body massage… it's quite pleasant…

Did you want to skip to about a week from now for a missed period or just continue your story after the timeskip in 3 months. Note that if you opt to use Abilio's magic option, your pregnancy can be compressed from 11 months to 1 month. So this actually matters.

571919

>>571918
Let's RP part of this first week out.
Besides, I don't think anyone is timeskipping yet.

571920

>>571919
I mean the next week.

571921

>>571910
Just like old times!

571922

>>571915
Bah.
I also need a better outfit…

571923

>>571915
"Well, I'd like to celebrate with you…"
Come sit beside him.
"Just… tell me what to do? I've not done this before…"

571924

>>571920
Everyone's ready but you and people who aren't here (Shu, Fly, Manako, Chip) and Hircus

ONE WEEK LATER

You wake up feeling uneasy. Like queasy. You didn't even drink last night!

You sure have been having a lot of fun with Face lately… he's so roguish~!

>>571921
Indeed.

When Spry comes to relieve you, you're exhausted.

"Mornin', cam'der."

>>571922
That last one got thrashed, right?

>>571923
"Hm… well, normally we pick grass for this… Could you go pick some in town?"

571925

>>571924
"Why don't you come with me? That sounds like something that would be nice to do together."

571926

>>571924
Yeah, it did.

571927

>>571924
I yawn.
"Mornin'. Catch some nice shuteye?"

571928

>>571925
"Comfort. But okay."

>>571927
"'Bout average, cam'der."

>>571926
Mmm… well, you'll see many ports to come…

571929

>>571924
Queasy?
Ugh, I hope I'm not getting sick.
Get to some water to wash myself and get ready for the day '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

571930

>>571929
You are overwhelmed by a craving for watermelon. You haven't seen a decent selection of food in weeks, but you NEED WATERMELON.

RIGHT NOW.

571931

>>571928
"Well, let's see if I can catch some too. I'm knackered."
Let's go sleep.

571932

>>571928
Walk out into town in search of grass with her.
"So, remember what you said about nature frowning on the use of explosives?"

571933

>>571928
I can't wait!

571934

>>571930
How mundane, I was expecting watermelon with haybutter and cherries.

WHY DOESN'T ANYPONY HAVE WATERMELONS?!?
Hat magic a big juicy watermelon right now '1d10+2'

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

571935

>>571931
Zzzz…

The best part of this new job is that you have opposite sleep schedules with Emrille… you won't ever have to see her again.

>>571932
"Not all, just yours. They're metal. Dead. There are living explosions, too."

>>571934
A GIANT MELON! AS BIG AS YOUR BED! THIS WILL BE YOUR NEW BED AFTER YOU EAT OUT ITS WONDERS!

571936

>>571935
Right….

571937

>>571935
Let's go visit Cloudy to pass time.

571938

>>571937
You knock on their door but get no answer…

>>571936
Anything else you wanted to faff about or are you ready to skip?

571939

>>571916
Wait a minute, does Rosemary even sleep here anymore?

571940

>>571939
She's been sleeping elsewhere lately. Who knows where?

571941

>>571938
Well, who are the other menials working on here?

571942

>>571935
Slice of a a big piece. Oh and another piece for while I'm at work, oh and another one!
Take one piece and start nomming as I walk to the deck.. I put the others away in my bag for later.
Oh this is great, why don't I eat watermelon more often. When the first slice is done, I immediately throw it overboard and start with the next one. NOM NOM NOM

571943

>>571938
They said I can come in anytime.
So walk in.

571944

>>571940
Consarn it! What must the kids be thinking?

571945

>>571935
"Well, I mostly used explosives in combat. But I spent some time thinking recently, and… I've decided I'm not going to use them anymore.
That said… It leaves this… emptiness, like I'm not living up to my potential. I'd like to learn how to use that potential towards nature."

571946

>>571941
You have no permanent staff on your ship. The two menials at the sails today are different than the ones from before. It's pure coincidence that Spry Jack was serving as duty navigator twice in a row, probably.

>>571943
The door must've been enchanted to allow you as an exception…

No one's home.

>>571942
You feel sad.

You have no explanation for this. No reason for this. It just washes over you. Why are you so fat? Eating all this watermelon like a pig…

>>571944
They might be under the mistaken impression that they have one dad and one mom!

>>571945
"Okay."

571947

>>571946
Damnit.
Maybe they are on the deck?

571948

>>571946
Watch his tail; does it do anything when I tell him all this?

Also, looking for grass. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

571949

>>571946
That doesn't seem really efficient…

571950

>>571942
(A week before)

When you're in your lab, Cloudy knocks on the door.

"Hello?"

>>571948
No signs of tail movement.

Grass all around!

571951

>>571946
But all three of them tend to them!

571952

>>571949
Your ship has no duty officer, no quartermaster, no bunkhouse, no cannons, no doctor, et cetera.

>>571951
Mostly you and Wark.

Rosemary tends to just Lilly usually but doesn't explicitly ignore Grey and Red.

571953

>>571950
Watch him and do as he does.
"Well, one thing I want to learn… Selena tells me there are herbs and potions that can be used to restore somepony to health. I'd… I'd like to learn how to do that myself.
What's the grass like?

571954

>>571952
That's I can understand, but at least the menials should be permanent so they know their way around the ship!

571955

>>571946
OM NOM NO-…
Look at the numerous slices of watermelon next to me then at my belly.
Oh god what am I doing?
I tear up a bit but wipe it away, I'm such an idiot.
Argh, this is so weird…First I was feeling sick, now this…

>>571950
I look up and smile.
"Hello, miss Cloudy."
I quickly wipe some boxes from a chair.
"Sorry for the mess. Here you go."

571956

>>571952
Well she's been tending to them far longer than Wark has at least. And they know we've been together even before they were here!

571957

571958

>>571953
Her poker face is perfect! She simply picks grass.

It's Neighponese Stiltgrass.

>>571955
Perception check



"So… I won't pretend to know Theia, but Abilio really seems to trust you because of her."

>>571956
True.

>>571947
Abilio is at the helm. Cloudy isn't here.

571959

>>571958
Walk up to him.
"Hey. So, we're finally leaving?
Where did you leave your little wifey?""

571960

>>571958
Well… fuck this. I'm not going to care about it. She needs her time, so I'll give it to her for now.
Let's go see what Lacy Doily is up to.

571961

>>571959
"That's right. And I think she was getting to know Theia's daughter."

>>571960
She's in the mansion. Today she isn't cleaning.

571962

>>571961
"Who?"

571963

>>571961
"Miss Lacy. How are you? Have you been considering my words?"

571964

>>571962
"Oh, what's her real name… Selena?"

>>571963
"Sorry… feel sick today… gonna… just sleep it off…"

571965

>>571958
Rolling to pick grass. [1d10]

If her face isn't very expressive, maybe her tail is? Is there anything at all in the way of visual cues that she gives? [1d10]

Roll #1 8 = 8 / Roll #2 1 = 1

571966

>>571965
You get a bunch.

"You are staring very intently."

571967

>>571964
"Oh. Sorry to hear that, I will leave you be then. If you need anything, be sure to ask."

571968

>>571967
"Sure…"

571969

>>571964
"Oh, her.
Fine piece of ass on her… Maybe I should get to know her better, too."

571970

>>571966
"You are very attractive."

571971

>>571968
>>571968
What happened?

571972

>>571969
"Giving up on Tela already?"

>>571970
"Does staring at me give you sexual pleasure?"

571973

>>571971
Tonight is your last night in Neighpon. You were paid 75,000 songs for your services.

571974

>>571968
"Please, do make sure you rest sufficiently."
Leave her alone then.

Uh… I need to talk to Abilio in private…

571975

>>571972
"Well, looking at you, yes… was I really staring?"

571976

>>571958
'1d10'

————————————-
I perk a brow.
"…he does?"

Roll #1 2 = 2

571977

>>571972
"She gave up on me. She moved out."

571978

>>571973
Look at all the pile of money I got.
Ah shit lets fetch Flora and lets go shopping.

571979

>>571975
"Yes. There are more efficient ways to gain sexual gratification."

>>571974
"Yeah…"

To his room then! You knock but get no answer.

>>571976
Oh well!



"Yes, of course. In any case… I have a favor to ask."

>>571977
"That doesn't mean it has to be the end… but you're an adult. You can choose for yourself."

>>571978
She's in your room, rifling through your stuff.

571980

>>571979
Look at her.
"Uhhmmmm…… Empress?"

571981

>>571979
"I am aware of this."
Examine her a bit more closely. Is she… Is she turned on? '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

571982

>>571979
Gah. He's probably working then. Guess it'll have to wait.

Strom then. Go to Strom.

571983

>>571979
Denial is a powerful thing, Wf.
But let's timeskip a few days, if Selena keeps being sick in the morning she might go visit Luck.
————————————-
I nod.
"Of course, miss Cloudy, whatever you need."

571984

>>571982
WAIT NO!

September.

571985

>>571979
"Since when you are a fucking relationship whatever?"

571986

>>571980
"There you are! About time!"

>>571981
You can't tell.

"Let us return and celebrate."

>>571982
>>571984
September has the helm of the Seaworthy.

>>571983
Yep. Morningsick again.



"I wanted to know if you could make something to increase fertility…"

>>571985
"Wait… you're upset that I'm telling you to do what you want? …You wanted my advice?"

571987

>>571986
"Captain, could I occupy a moment of your time? I have questions of fleet historical nature."

571988

>>571986
"All right then. Lead the way."
As I walk behind her, I'll subtly try one more time to tell whether she's turned on or not. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

571989

>>571986
"I said I'd fuck Selena, is that asking you for advice?"

571990

>>571986
Buaagh.
This has to stop.
I'll go visit Luck, maybe I got some kinda…morning flu or something.

————————————————–

I blink.
"Oh…I see…uhm."
Have I ever heard of such a potion? '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

571991

>>571986
I close my arm and nod.
"I was also finding you, since we are still on land and that I got some allowance from the fleet, I think its high time we get some stuff the ship needed… with your help of course. I mean you are right, that kitchen is just tragic."

571992

>>571987
"Go ahead, then."

>>571988
There's no reading her.

She returns to the room and piles her grass in the bowl.

>>571989
"Apparently!"

>>571990
Diamond Luck is in his office.

"Come in, come in."



There are certainly potions that increase performance. Maybe that's a start.

>>571991
"Good! Let's get going, come on!"

571993

>>571992
"Do I need to get a bowl myself?"

571994

>>571993
"We can share."

571995

>>571992
"Thank you. How old is this fleet exactly? I only joined it back when commodore Tallow was in charge of this operation, but obviously he was not the first commodore on here."

571996

>>571992
"You're talking shit again."

571997

>>571994
Alright, put my grass in the bowl and await further instructions.

571998

>>571992
I grin as I see him.
"Hey doc, how are you today?"

—————————————————–
"It's been a while since I made one but there are a number of potions that increase…performance. I can look look a few up, brew them and we can see what works!"

571999

>>571992
"Yes Empress.~" I bow.
Just glance back as we go back to the docks to buy stuff, is she going through my shirts again?

Anyway head to the market and see what ingredients/foodstuff/items she needed to buy.
"I leave it to you on what food we need buying so far all I can think of are dried goods like jerkies and stuff but I am no chef." I grin.

572000

>>571995
"Much older than I am, I suspect. The Pillager's Fancy was the most ancient vessel still floating in the fleet."

>>571996
"Oh? Well, I'm busy with the fleet. Why don't you go find Selena if you want to flirt with her so badly."

>>571997
He gently rubs the grass, and the wilting reverses itself. The picked grass looks fresh.

>>571998
"Good, good. How are you?"

You're angry. This is all his fault. Why does he keep asking all these stupid questions?!



"Thank you. Please look into it… discreetly."

>>571999
She was going through it all!

She leads you straight to the foods, but she frowns. "Stupid ponies don't sell enough meats! We should've bought stuff in Shiba… well, maybe we can visit Novdogod… I bet they sell meat there, right?"

572001

>>572000
"…What do I do?"

572002

>>572000
"Impressive… you said you have been in this line of work for about twenty years, correct?"

572003

>>572001
"Oh… I forgot… you have no connection to the Mother."

572004

>>572003
"Oh… is that a bad thing? Can you show me how to connect to her?"

572005

>>572002
"Almost, here in two years. Though I've worked on ships before this fleet. When I started, that was under Commodore Crate."

572006

>>572004
"I don't think I can… it's something you have to feel."

572007

>>572005
"Commodore Crate… could you tell me about him? I am very curious."

572008

>>572000
"How do you think I'm feeling?!? Are you laughing at me? Is this one big joke to you?!?"

—————————————
"You have my word, miss Cloudy, I'll keep you informed once I found something."

572009

>>572006
"All right… Let me… see if I can…"
Put my hooves on the grass, close my eyes, and try to see if I can feel some sort of connection or something. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

572010

>>572000
Alright let her pick the needed food stuffs that she needs as I began to carry them.
"Euugghhh you tell me Flora, dandelions will never ever fill this stomach of mine you know."
"As for Nodvogod, yes it is a doge settlement so expect lots of chicken, fish, rabbits… and other kinds of meats." I grin at her.

572011

>>572000
Wave a wing.
"Whatever. Do your business, I'll do mine."

572012

>>572007
"I don't remember much about him, but he was quite involved in trade. He was in charge for a good, long while. Five or six years, I think. There wasn't much advancement during that time."

>>572008
"What? Calm down."



"Thank you."

She departs.

>>572009
…Nothing you can identify…

Hm…

>>572010
"We'll just buy more nets and fish for ourselves…"

>>572011
He shrugs.

572013

>>572012
Don't think about identifying, don't think at all, just feel. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

572014

>>572012
"What happened to him in the end?"

572015

>>572013
No luck. Oh well!

"It is okay. Few outsiders can understand."

>>572014
"Let's see… I believe he retired, in fact. Though I always suspected there was something more to it, I wasn't privy to that knowledge during that time."

572016

>>572015
I chuckle.
"I see. I have heard another name float around before. Commodore Garrison?"

572017

>>572012
Grit my teeth.
"I am perfectly calm. You're being completely unreasonable!"

———————————————————-
I sit down and take a piece of paper.
>B. Potion for HP
>H. Potion for Heart
>F. Potion for C.
I sigh, so much work. I need like an assistant or something.

572018

>>572012
"That will do, fish it is then." I nod, go and use my resources to buy those.
How is she looking by the way?

572019

>>572015
"I… I think there was something there… I'm sorry I don't understand yet. Is there… can I still help you celebrate?"

572020

>>572016
"Yes, he was after Crate's successor. His reign was marked by bloody rebellions which he put down with an iron hoof. When Tallow unified the fleet after his rule, it was with the promise of a return to the old ways of greater captain autonomy."

>>572017
"Can you at least tell me what's wrong?"

Oh no. He was only trying to help and now you've offended him!

>>572018
She seems a little on edge.

Finally you return to the fleet with your purchases and she shouts. "WHY HAVEN'T YOU ASKED ME TO BE YOUR GIRLFRIEND YOU IDIOT?!"

>>572019
"It's okay. I will just say a prayer and that will be all."

572021

>>572020
"I did not serve long under commodore Tallow… but he was quite something. There was something unnerving about his presence."

572022

>>572020
"Don't feel that you shouldn't celebrate the way you wish just because I can't be included. Being close to you is celebration enough for me."

572023

>>572020
"I..Oh..I'msorry" I slap my head and put my hoof before my mouth. "Please don't be mad at me. I don't know why I said that!"

572024

>>572020
Whelp!
Look at her shocked and bite my lips.
"W… where did that come from?"

572025

A few days after we left from the Neighpons I run into Tela by chance during an afternoon.
I frown slightly.
"Oh…hey."

572026

>>572025
Look at her boredly.
"Something you want, Emrille?"

572027

>>572021
"Yes, he was certainly something. But by then I had been made First Mate and our captain decided to do some independent work for a bit."

>>572022
"I wouldn't."

>>572023
"May I examine you?"

>>572024
"So what?! You just invited me on this fleet and let me stay in your room and you don't even want me to be your girlfriend?!"

572028

>>572027
"Okay. Good."
Sit by and wait for him to finish his prayer.

By the way, is there a forest near the town?

572029

>>572027
Roll my eyes.
"Yes, of course, why do you think I'm here? All these questions…." I grumble a bit as I sit down.

572030

>>572026
Snort.
"There's a lot of things I want. Unlimited gold. A license to kill."

You back…

572031

>>572027
"Right. Then mister Smitts took over."

572032

>>572028
Outside the city wall, the forest you traveled through.

>>572029
He only has to examine you for less than thirty seconds before he nods knowingly.

"You're pregnant."

>>572031
"I wasn't here for it, but it sounded like quite the odd succession."

572033

>>572030
"Yeah I'm sure. Why do you come to me with that though?"

572034

>>572032
All right. Wait for Ciddir to finish. I have a possible plan in mind…

572035

>>572032
"What are your thoughts on it then?"

572036

>>572032
Look annoyed.
"Yeah I alread-…"
Expression drops.
"…what?"

572037

>>572033
"Who says I came to you?"

572038

>>572034
He seems satisfied after a time.

>>572035
"I don't know enough to comment reliably."

>>572036
"Definitely. Have you been feeling sick lately? Cravings?"

572039

>>572038
"Did you enjoy yourself?"
Come up behind him and carefully nuzzle his cheek.

572040

>>572038
Remember that…
Grab him.
"N-no no, you're joking right, this is like some kind of horrible prank HP and Light are doing on me right? You haven't even really examined me yet?!?"
Start breathing heavily.

572041

>>572037
"Well, if you don't need anything, I should really get going. Lots of work and responsibilities, y'know."

572042

>>572039
"Yes."

>>572040
"I could perform a more thorough examination if you relax."

572043

>>572042
Nod. "Yes, whatever you want."

572044

>>572038
"I hear commodore Tallow had a heart condition not unlike my own."

572045

>>572042
"So… is there anything else you want to do? It's our last night here in town."

572046

>>572041
"Oh yeah? Why's that? We're not raiding anything, are we?"

572047

>>572046
"Got a ship to tend to."

572048

>>572044
"Is that so? All that cocaine must have been hard on it."

>>572043
He looks you over, and his horn glows. After a thorough ten-minute study, he nods.

"You are pregnant. With twins, I believe. It's too early to determine a sex."

>>572045
"I am satisfied."

572049

>>572047
Raise a brow.
"Which one?"

572050

>>572048
"….." Scrunch
Rolling for how to react to this '1d10-2'

Roll #1 8 - 2 = 6

572051

>>572048
"Then…"
Oh, fuck it. He seems to prefer getting straight to the point.
"Would you mind having sex with me tonight?"

572052

>>572049
"The Hourglass. What, didn't you hear?"

572053

>>572048
I just chuckle.

572054

>>572050
"Oh shit…."
Bury my head in my hooves.
"This can't be happening. Fuck this, fuck this."

572055

>>572052
"Hear what?"

572056

>>572055
"I got promoted to commander of the Hourglass."

572057

>>572054
>>572050
"It's still too small to notice. Termination is an option."

>>572051
"Okay. But… I am going to go back to being a buck after tonight. I do not like being a doe. You do not have to go through with your promise. Being a doe is uncomfortable, and I do not want you to be so."

>>572053
"Something funny?"

572058

>>572056
"Well, congratulations then. You've got your own ship now. Hope you're happy with it."

572059

>>572057
I bite my lip and look at my belly.
"…I need to think about all this."

572060

>>572057
"I do not believe he was actually addicted to cocaine, in all fairness. He did not look like it, at the very least."

572061

>>572057
"…Okay. Thank you for being so understanding about this, but… I changed into a doe when I first found the altar after they brought it aboard, and didn't notice the change at first.
I'm actually… kinda curious about what it's like…"
Nibble her ear, then walk to the door.
"You coming with me?"

572062

>>572058
"Very happy. It's not big, but I don't give a shit. A ship's a ship."

572063

>>572027
I look at her and gulp.
"I… I dont know, I find you attractive and cute, yes you are those, not to mention that there is a certain spark in you that makes me rather fond whenever you are around. The way you threat me poorly is cute and I really admire that you can stand up on your feet and be direct which is admirable."

I look at her and grab her hand.
"I thought it was obvious but an old sea dog like me can be both callous and stupid, and I am stupid and a big oaf I admit that. My mistake for being too cold and stupid… " I frown.

I then look down and look at her.
"Will Flora be Chips girlfriend?"

572064

>>572059
"Well, if you need medical advice, feel free to come to me. Perhaps you should consult with a spiritual adviser or a family friend. And of course, the father."

>>572060
"He received very frequent visits from Ruxiang, who was a well-known dealer. And the rumor was quite popular."

>>572061
"Okay."

She follows you.

572065

>>572064
"Right, the father…."
I get off the bench.
"Uh Luckie, you're a good friend, you won't mind keeping this secret for now, right?"

572066

>>572063
"Of course you idiot!"

She looks away. "I-it's not like I was waiting for you to say it! That is… now that we're a couple… do you want to… you know…"

She turns bright red. "Um… sleep together?"

572067

>>572064
Lead her out into the forest, not too far in but enough so that there are trees all around.
"I can't explain why, but… I had the idea to do this, and something about it just seemed… right somehow."

572068

>>572065
"I try to maintain confidentiality. You can trust me."

572069

>>572062
"Yeah, a ship's a ship. I guess you deserved it. More than me, anyway."

572070

>>572067
"What did?"

572071

>>572064
"Hm. I am sure it was quite popular indeed."
I shake my head.
"But I digress, back to history… did the fleet ever have a written law?"

572072

>>572070
"The idea of… having sex here. Well, not here specifically, but… out in the woods, underneath the canopy, with the grass beneath our hooves and nopony else around…
Am I being strange again?"

572073

>>572071
"Yes, once… but it was surely lost at Roads."

>>572072
"You are always strange."

572074

>>572068
"Thanks." Get up and wobble out.
Is it just me or is the ship more wobbly.
I need to talk to somepony….I wonder where Light is.

572075

>>572073
"Hmmm, what a shame. I would love to have given it a read. This fleet certainly is interesting."

572076

>>572074
Probably her room! >>572075
(This is one week later, Groves)

>>572075
"Yes, Smitts certainly liked the ancient laws."

572077

>>572066
"Are you? I mean… oh." I scratch my head as I stop thinking of how confusing she said that and start to sit next to her as I began to nuzzle.
"Even I, an old sea-barnacle can be respectful of ladies you know. If its just other girls then yeah I can just go 'hey lets fuck'….. but Chip respect ladies like Flora that is why I… am a bit shy to ask you if you and me want to do it."

I then hold her closer and lick her face once.
"I will try to be as gentle as I can…."

572078

>>572076
>>572075
Knock knock.
I knock that door up.

572079

>>572076
"Hmmm."
I nod and go silent for a minute.
"… Commodore Abilio surely plans on retiring one day. When that happens, who do you think will succeed him?"

>>572076
>>572078
Probably practicing writing really basic Neighponese or something.
And my door is usually open anyway.

572080

>>572079
Stick my head in the door.
"Liiiiiiiiiight!"

572081

>>572080
Look up and smile.
"Selena. How are you today? Please, come in."

572082

>>572081
Close the door.
"Are we alone?"

572083

>>572079
"If the old rules apply, I would be the likely choice."

>>572077
"You can be… you know… rougher if you want… Idiot."

She blushes as you head back to your room.

572084

>>572073
"Well then…"
Pull her into a kiss.
"Let's find a comfortable spot~"

572085

>>572082
>>572083
Are we?

"Well, I believe you would be a worthy successor and commodore. You certainly would deserve it."
I smirk.
"I do remember you were rather cynical about it all back when you rejoined our ranks in Autumnsreach. You said you believed that you would die within a week as captain of the Eagle's Roost."

572086

>>572084
Roll perception

572087

>>572086
'1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

572088

>>572082
>>572085
Who and HP are here. Plus the infants.

>>572085
"The ship was a deathtrap. In any case, I find if you don't have high aims you can't be disappointed."

572089

>>572087
You spend all night making love and fall asleep!

You wake up as the sun is already high in the sky. Have the ships left you behind?!

572090

>>572069
"You got your promotion long ago."

572091

>>572088
Greet them with a sheepish and nervous smile.

572092

>>572089
Hopefully not! Let's head back quickly and make sure we get aboard in time.

572093

>>572091
HP gives you a big smile. Who is dismissive.

>>572092
Roll luck

572094

>>572090
"Yeah, but it didn't come with a ship. I'm not even First Mate because of Cloudy."

572095

>>572093
Oh shit. you're actually doing this. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

572096

>>572088
"Of course, but you are still ambitious, no?"

>>572091
"Come. I can see you wish for privacy to discuss whatever it is you are here for."
Get up and lead her out of here. To the mansion.

572097

>>572094
"Well, my cabin on there is still smaller than yours y'know."

572098

>>572097
"Yeah, I noticed you moved out. Did you find room for another mare yet in there?"

572099

>>572093
"Waht are you smiling about, there's nothing to smile about?!? Are you laughing at me?"
Dismissive.
Dismissive, oh that little shit.
Dismissing me?!?
Glare at him.

572100

>>572098
I snort.
"You think I'm looking for someone else to get my cunt wet already?"

572101

>>572095
By the time you arrive in town, you don't see the ships!

"I don't see the ships."

>>572096
"I prefer to be flexible."

572102

>>572099
"Yeah! Laughing is fun! You laugh along too!"

572103

>>572100
"Why wouldn't you? Maybe you found somepony who's not a bitch."

572104

>>572099
I raise a brow.

>>572101
"Flexibility is very good, I agree. Would you expand the fleet out further?"

572105

>>572083
"As you wish Empress." I smile.
Carry her gently up and go to my room before locking the door, making sure that Fly is not within her cupboard and lay her slowly on bed before cuddling and touching her nose with mine… oh my~

572106

>>572101
"I don't see them either. That's problematic."

572107

>>572103
"I'm not into dogs anyway."

572108

>>572107
"At least I know you're not fucking Chip then."

572109

>>572102
"This I'm always so happy thing is really working on my nerves!
And you…" turn to Who.
"For a breezie that's so small you got a really big chip up your shoulder you know that?!?"

572110

>>572104
"Planning on becoming my campaign agent?"

>>572105
It's the best night you've had in a long, long time~~

>>572106
Perception

572111

>>572110
Damnit, what is it this time? '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

572112

>>572110
Best night or bestest?
~
'5d10'

Roll #1 9, 6, 4, 7, 1 = 27

572113

>>572109
"Miss Springleaf, if you are quite done insulting my associates, would you please follow me?"

>>572110
I chuckle.
"Mere curiosity, captain. Only if you ask."

572114

>>572108
"Yeah no thanks. He's tough and all, but i wouldn't want to wake up in the same bed as his."

572115

>>572111
Wait, the Hourglass is still here! It stayed behind for you!

>>572112
It was really good. She was really tight… but surprisingly flexible.

>>572113
"They say you can play tall or play wide."

572116

>>572113
>>572110

I perk my ears.
"Uh…Oh…Sorry." I quickly say to Who and HP.
And then run with you.

572117

>>572114
"At least you aren't forced to sleep somewhere you don't want to."

572118

>>572116
"BYYYYE!"

572119

>>572115
"Oh, there's the Hourglass. Come on, they probably aren't too happy with us. It was my idea, so I'll take the blame."
Hurry up and come aboard.

572120

>>572115
"What is your preference?"

>>572116
Let's go find a room in the mansion where we're alone if possible.

572121

>>572117
"Stop dancing around the issue, Emrille."

572122

>>572115
Cuddle next to her as I wrap my arms around her in bed as I chuckle
"I expect it tha it will be a slow process but… wow. You are a very floofy girl Flora." I nuzzle next to her.

572123

>>572121
"I'm not dancing around it."

572124

>>572123
"What are you doing then? Trying to make me feel bad for you?"

572125

>>572119
There are only three here. Two sailing menials and the commander, Tela.

>>572121
(The day of departure)

That idiot goat and Ciddir you were waiting for have arrived. The whole fleet went ahead but you had to stick around to see if they turned up. Normally you'd be getting to bed soon, but your relief isn't on the vessel. You'll have to catch up if you want to sleep…

>>572120
"Tall carries less risks."

>>572122
"You're not… bad yourself…"

572126

>>572125
Wait, only three ponies to sail an entire ship?
>>572124
"Sorry about that. I didn't mean to spend the whole night out there."

572127

>>572124
Snort.
"I thought you're through with me. You wouldn't give a shit, would you?"

572128

>>572125
My eyes widen and laugh.
"Ohohoho! That is the first praise I got from you ever since we met in that bath back in Shiba, why thank you Empress. I will maintain to do my best." I nuzzle.

572129

>>572120
We got one?

572130

>>572126
Yes, a very small vessel, known as a dhow.

Granted, even this is a ghost crew. It's the absolute minimum required.

572131

>>572128
"Good…"

With that, she dozes off for the night. Skip to morning?

572132

>>572130
Well, let's get to work catching up with the rest of the fleet then! Me and Ciddir will both help get the ship sailing.

572133

>>572125
>>572126
Grumble grumble… need some coffee for this
"There you two are. About time you decided to show up."
Let's get this baby underway. Release her from the docks and maneuver her out of port.
"Should be sleeping right now… thanks a lot for making me stay up."

>>572127
"We're still friends, no? Or are you wishing for more than that again?"

572134

>>572131
Lets do that.
Open my eyes… whats happening?

572135

>>572125
"Hm. I believe commodore Smitts was fond of a wider strategy."

>>572129
>>572131
Do we have someplace private?

572136

>>572135
Just go to her 'room', which is more of a closet until she gets her real lab.

572137

>>572133
"It's my fault. I let time get away from me, and for that I'm sorry. What can I do to help get this ship sailing?"

572138

>>572134
Flora's not here. She must be up and about.

>>572133
>>572132
It takes a couple hours, but finally you catch up with the fleet.

572139

>>572133
Keep my cool.
'1d10'
"What makes you think that?"

Roll #1 4 = 4

572140

>>572137
"Just help handle those sails."

>>572138
Thank fuck. I can collapse and die in my cabin then.

572141

>>572139
>>572133
My voice might crack at 'what' a bit.

572142

>>572138
That is quite early of her.
I then look out the window, how is the weather? Also get ready and get dressed.

572143

>>572139
"I'm not blind."

572144

>>572138
Alright then, time to take care of something…
Me and Ciddir go find Light Heart.
>>572135
"I hate to bother you, but… May we have access to the altar again?"

572145

>>572143
"Then?"

572146

>>572136
Time to go to the lab.

572147

>>572142
>>572138
Also… perhaps its time to see what is Nurse Heart decision regarding his stay or employment on the ship.

572148

>>572144
Look him over for a moment, then nod and give him the key.
"Return it when you are finished, please."

>>572146
Close the door and approach her.
"Now, you seem very upset. What happened? Something wrong?"

572149

>>572146
You won't get a lab until after the time skip!

So your "lab" is that closet you've been sleeping in.

>>572147
Word is that he's still on the fleet. Might go check his room.

572150

>>572149
Yeah, the closet lab!

>>572148
Grab her.
"I'M PREGNANT!"

572151

>>572148
>>572138
"Of course. We will be back soon."
Head down to the altar and open it up.
"Well, Ciddir, ready to be a buck again?"

572152

>>572149
Alright lets knock.

572153

>>572151
"Yes."

>>572152
A somewhat deeper voice asks, "Um, yes?"

572154

>>572150
Actually look slightly taken aback for a moment.
"Is this a joke?"

572155

>>572153
"Well, there's the altar. Go for it."

572156

>>572155
He touches the altar and immediately rag-dolls across the room and slams into the wall.

"Yes. That feels better."

572157

>>572145
"You know why this whole thing happened in the first place."

572158

>>572154
"I wish it was…Luck just told me."
Start trotting in circles.
"Oh fuck me, I wish this was all some fucking dream"

572159

>>572156
Help him up, looking over his new male form.
"Glad to hear it.
…So, ready to be the one on top?"

572160

>>572158
Look baffled for a moment.
"… Excuse me, but who is the father again?"

572161

>>572157
"Because you think I don't care?"

572162

>>572159
"Yes. But… equals is okay too."

572163

>>572160
Scrunch up.
"F-face."

572164

>>572162
"Remind me to show you what it's like when the mare is the one on top~"
Take a deep breath and look at the altar.
"So, I know your culture's thing about submissiveness and self-sacrifice, but… I don't think my personality is going to change when I do this. Just so you know."

572165

>>572163
"I see. Well, not to worry, there are ways to put an end to unwanted pregnancies."
Put a hoof on her shoulder.
"I can help. I understand this must be quite the emotional blow to you, but you must remain calm."

572166

>>572164
"Okay."

572167

>>572166
…reach out and touch the altar.

572168

>>572161
"I think you're a reckless moron with no regard to the ponies around her."

572169

>>572167
Back, zam! You slam into the wall of the room.

FUCK, you'll never get used to that! It HURTS.

572170

>>572168
"I was trying to do my job."

572171

>>572165
"…..what are you talking about?"

572172

>>572169
Ugh. Get up and examine my new body. Am I at least attractive as a jenny-goat?

572173

>>572170
"You're being paid to be a moron? Well holy shit, I'm jealous now."

572174

>>572171
"… You don't wish to abort? Have you informed Face about this?"

572175

>>572173
Narrow my eyes.
"Like you never died on the job here on the fleet, right?"

572176

>>572149
>>572153
"Its Chip."

572177

>>572174
Start running in circles again.
"I don't know! I don't know! And no I didn't tell him, what would he say? I don't even know…"

572178

>>572175
"I've yet to die in a way as stupid as that."

572179

>>572178
"Because we fight cloud airships all the fucking time, don't we?"

572180

>>572177
"Let us start with the start… Do you want to keep it? If not, we can simply use my altar and forget this ever happened."

572181

>>572179
"There's plenty of equivalently stupid ways to die in different scenarios."
I shake my head.
"You're lucky you survived that. If it weren't for Scarab…"

572182

>>572180
"Them." I snap, then I sit down.
"I don't know….I shouldn't keep them…but it feels so wrong to just….get rid of them."

572183

>>572181
"Then I'd be dead and you wouldn't have to worry about me anymore. Wouldn't that be great now in hindsight, huh?"

572184

>>572176
"Oh, uh, yeah, come on in."

The voice drops another octave as he acts more manly.

>>572172
You were always pretty average. That's the key to going unnoticed, you know?

Nanny goat.

"Did it work?"

572185

>>572182
Sit down next to her and rub her back with a hoof softly.
"Well… I would not blame you if you did. It is a big responsibility. In the end though, you and you alone can decide what to do. Whatever you do, I will be there to support you, do you understand?"

572186

>>572184
I then enter, how is he doing? Any improvements?
"So have you decided?" I nod.

572187

>>572185
Scrunch.
"I..I should tell Face first…"

572188

>>572184
Smirk at him as I shashay my way over.
"Why don't you find out for yourself?~"

572189

>>572186
He looks a bit more masculine now.

"Decided…?"

>>572188
"Okay."

He walks around behind you and sticks his head between your legs.

"Yes."

572190

>>572187
I nod.
"Should I accompany you or do you wish to do that alone?"

572191

>>572189
Shiver at that for a moment. Oh, this is going to be fun, I can already tell…
Flip my tail up and spread my legs out, lowering my chest to stick my rump in the air..
"Care to try it out? You could start by licking it~"

572192

>>572190
Wiggle nervously.
"Come with me please…."

572193

>>572189
I smile at him.
"You did say you will need some time if you are going to stay on the fleet or no. Any decision you make is fine if you ask me, if you want you can still ride a ship here going to Bridgewater port of Equstria where Star, her mother Spring and Curry and Mera are now living."

572194

>>572192
I nod.
"Of course. Now? Or do you want to eat or drink something first to soothe the nerves?"

572195

>>572194
Rolling for normal food tastes '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

572196

>>572191
"Yes. Okay."

Without further ado, he begins to lick. It sends a shiver through your body as you're wracked with a new kind of pleasure you've never felt before.

>>572193
"Oh… I mean… I feel a lot better now… I think… I mean, I'm not sure, but I think I'll stay."

572197

>>572183
"It wouldn't, because I do fucking care about you. You-… when we were younger, I always saw you as a sister I never had. That evolved into something different later on, but I've never stopped caring about you."

572198

>>572196
"O-ooooh yes, that feels good," I breathe, resting my face against the floor.
"D-don't be afraid to… experiment… Mmm…"

572199

>>572195
"I'm hungry."
Hat magic some Sandwiches with hay and icecream '1d10+2'

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

572200

>>572198
And then more stuff happened as one thing led to another. FTB.

I'd write more but I'm burned out from questing almost a third of a day straight.

572201

>>572196
I stand up straight and look at him.
"Are you just saying that to make me feel good or is that what you really want?"

I then smile.
"Look sir Heart, you may tarry, or come back, or turn aside into other paths, as chance allows. The further you go with this fleet, the less easy will it be to withdraw; yet no oath or bond is laid on you to go further than you will."

"Is your decision official?"

572202

>>572199
I smirk.

572203

>>572200
I understand.

Clean up and go return the key to Light Heart.
>>572194
"Thanks. I owe you again."

572204

>>572197
"You think I did? Or that I stopped loving you?"

572205

>>572202
OM NOM NOM.
"You want one too?"

572206

>>572201
"I just said I'm not sure. But no… this decision is for me."

572207

>>572204
"I don't think you did. But maybe we shouldn't have gone so far."

572208

>>572205
"Certainly."
Munch on one.
"So… did you enjoy him?"
I smirk.

572209

>>572208
I smirk.
"Yes."
Then look ahead of me.
"I wonder what he's gonna say…"

572210

>>572207
"I can't! I…"
Turn away.
"Fucking hell, Tela, I'm mad for you. Always been… I had a lot of shitty days and a lot of good ones, but do you know which one single day I love the most?"
Turn back to you.
"When you told me that you'd give me a chance! When I had a chance!"

572211

>>572206
"That is good to hear." I nod at him.

572212

>>572209
"He is very good at what he does, that much is certain. But… I cannot say for certain what his reaction will be."

572213

>>572212
"I'm such an idiot…I should have used protection."

572214

>>572213
"There is no point in beating yourself up. What has done has been done. "

572215

>>572211
"Yeah… maybe, in time we can work out our relationship."

572216

>>572214
Start crying.
"I'm so stupid…"

572217

>>572215
>>572215
"Yes we will and thanks for staying." I nod.
"I need to check on the other crews, perhaps some day we may have a drink or too someday eh?"

572218

>>572216
"Come come…"
Wrap a wing around her.
"I have committed my own share of stupidities in my time. We all have. It is only ponylike to be stupid sometimes."

572219

>>572218
"Did you ever make mistakes like this?"

572220

>>572210
"So… what am I to you then? A lover? A soulmate?"

572221

>>572219
Give her a look.
"… Yes."

572222

>>572220
"Everything! I've got nothing without you!"
Don't tear up, don't tear up… '1d10-2'

Roll #1 10 - 2 = 8

572223

>>572221
"What did you do…"

572224

>>572223
"I… put an end to it."

572225

>>572217
"Yes, that might be nice."

Okay, pausing. Feel free to faff with others.

572226

>>572224
I gulp.
"…how…do you feel about that?"

572227

>>572226
"I was concerned for my health at the time, as I was still my actual age rather than de-aged like now. It was a necessity."

572228

>>572222
I scrunch.
"How can I know you're not just trying to play my feelings?"

572229

>>572227
I nod.
"I'm not sure what to do. My brain is telling me to get rid of them…my heart wants to keep them…"

572230

>>572226
It's been a while since I've talked to Selena. Where would I be able to find her?

572231

>>572230
She's in her lab.
She's not in a talkative mood.

572232

>>572228
Frown.
"Why would I do that? For a quick fuck, and risk ruining everything between us forever?"

572233

>>572231
"…Selena? Are you… feeling okay?"

572234

>>572229
"Emotions versus rationality… it always comes down to that, does it not?"

572235

>>572233
Look up.
"This isn't a good time, Hircus. I want to talk to Light."

>>572234
I nod, but shut up as Hircus enters.

572236

>>572232
Tap my hoof slowly on the floor.
"Are you sure you don't want to keep our relationship platonic and friendly?"

572237

>>572236
"Even if I could, I wouldn't want to."

572238

>>572237
"Why? Because you just want to fuck me?"

572239

>>572235
"What's wrong?"
Move to take a seat.
"I want to help if I can. You're my friend; that's what friends do, right?"

572240

>>572239
Grit my teeth.
"I said, I want to talk to Light."

572241

>>572239
"Mister Hircus… this is mare business, I'm afraid."

572242

>>572241
"But I am a mare-"
>>572240
"…Oh. I see."

572243

>>572240
Droop my ears and leave.

572244

>>572242
I smirk.
"The package hardly matters."

572245

>>572241
When he's out.
"I can't even keep track of his and Ciddirs gender anymore."

572246

>>572238
"And I want to go to sleep with you after I do, and I want to wake up with you, and I want to kiss you when I'm happy and I want you to hug me when I'm sad… I honestly want to be with you. You showed me what it's like to have somepony in your life."

572247

>>572245
"Clearly they enjoy the versatility."
I chuckle and lower my voice slightly.
"Between you and me, Rosemary used to bug me to change all the time."

572248

>>572247
"Really? Wow, I'd never have guessed. She seems so…quiet."

572249

>>572248
"She is quiet around most others, but do not mistake that for shyness or timidness. When that mare gets an idea in her head, she will not give in."
I shake my head.
"She still surprises me sometimes."

572250

>>572249
"…how are the kids doing, Light?"
Hat magic more sandwiches.
OM NOM NOM.

572251

>>572250
"Grey is being tutored by miss Stripes. I thought having her learn some new skills would be a wise move, it is good to be flexible in life. Red is… well, being Red. Adel and Lilly are faring well. Adel takes after me quite a bit… Lilly has Rosemary's nose and eyes."
I smile.

572252

>>572246
"So… you want me to take another shot at this."

572253

>>572252
Nod.
"Yes…"

572254

>>572253
I let out a long sigh.
"… Fine."

572255

>>572254
Step closer tentatively.
"Really?"

572256

>>572255
"I talked to Cloudy about it as well."

572257

>>572251
"…..Do you think they'll have a future?"

572258

>>572257
"Hm? But of course."

572259

>>572256
"You did?"

572260

>>572258
"Sorry, I didn't want to sound negative."
Rub my belly.
"I was thinking about them. I don't know if they'd be safe here…"

572261

>>572260
"It is a big responsibility, Selena. You should realize this before deciding. I myself did not agree to children until I felt my position on the fleet was stable enough."

572262

>>572261
Eat more of my sandwich.
"….I'll become fat if I keep eating like this."
Put the sandwich away.

572263

>>572262
"I do hope you are prepared for those pesky hormones playing tricks on your mind."
I chuckle.

572264

>>572263
I rub my head.
"Oh and I've been so mean to everypony lately.
And I have to puke every morning."

572265

>>572264
"Well… if you do keep them, I highly recommend asking the commodore to speed up the process."

572266

>>572217
It's been a while since I talked to Chip. Let's go find him!

572267

>>572265
"He can do that?"

572268

>>572267
"Of course. Rosemary and I both had it done to our convenience. From 11 months to 1 month."

572269

>>572266
Meet him half-way going to the deck.
"Sir Hircus, appears the fleet is back on its footing, part in thanks for your help." I nod.

572270

>>572268
Scratch my chin.
"IF I keep them, which I still need to decide, I'll certainly consider it….One month is a bit short though…"

572271

>>572270
"Oh but it is certainly safe if that is your concern. I would not have done so if it was not."

572272

>>572269
"Not like you didn't help as well," I remark, giving him a smile.
"So, like the new body?~"
You notice that he is now a she!

572273

>>572271
Chuckle.
"Look at me, talking about this already. I should speak to Face first.

572274

>>572272
I look at you stunned before shaking my head and stare.
"Did you sneak in inside LightHearts cabin again?"

572275

>>572273
I nod.
"Yes. And I will accompany as you asked."
Stop here?

572276

>>572275
Yeah, thanks for faff.

572277

>>572274
"Nope! Ciddir got tired of being a girl, so I asked Light Heart if we could use the altar again. While we were there, I figured, 'why not? It might be fun.' and, well, here we are!"
Do a little twirl.
"I have to say, Ciddir sure liked it~
So, what are you up to these days?"

572278

>>572277
"Well I do like it myself…." I stare lost in thought before shaking my head.
"Oh… I mean well I am up to something yes."
"Well I did talked with Nurse Heart earlier and he decided to stay with the fleet. His help in the fleet as a nurse is of great help and it is official that he will stay as long as he please."

572279

>>572278
"That's great news! I'll have to go see him sometime. So, I take it you two kissed and made up?"

572280

>>572279
I chuckle before coughing and gulp.
"Eh… no no. Nurse Heart is someone dear to me but no… I am not like that.. not anymore. He is a good pony if you ask me, though a bit on the cold side and shy, you will find him in his room attending to his duties."

I then close in and sit next to you~
"Say so how did the negotiations goes with those assassins? I did miss the fine details of it."

572281

>>572280
"Eh, it got a bit dicey with the chick, but with Light Heart's help, I managed to get through to her.
It was kinda scary… she reminded me of what I could have become…"
Trail off, then shake my head, glancing at you as you sit close to me, Shifting towards you just a little~
"So, this is probably going to be a long voyage. Do you want to do something together, to pass the time?"

572282

>>572281
"What could have become…." I then look at you.
"Oh. Something together? Like what?"

572283

>>572282
Shrug nonchalantly, leaving my belly completely exposed.
"I dunno. I'm bored. I heard something about a dice game you play with Light Heart and Selena?"

572284

>>572283
Just stare at that belly.
"Uhmmm.. uhh. yes! Yes! We could play that! To pass the time you see. Yes." I then grab the dices before heading back to you and laying the dice on your belly.
"Here's the dice, I mean yeah that is quite odd to put it there but yeah…" I gulp.
"Now where is the best place to play though…"

572285

>>572284
"Well, let's try to find someplace quiet on the ship where we won't get disturbed. Maybe someplace with a table?"
Lead the way looking until we find a good hidden-away spot, but no tables to be seen.
"Ah well, we'll just have to roll on the floor…"
Lay down on my side and stretch my body, resting my chin on my elbow.
"So, what are the rules for this game?"

572286

>>572285
I stop and think.
"Ah the rules are simple, who-ever rolls the highest will get to decide to either make the loser tell him or her a truth, if not force the loser to a dare, something that he must do since he is the loser. Pretty simple if you ask me."

I then grab the three dices and shake it.
"So should we start?" I smile.

572287

>>572286
Smile up at you and pat the floor.
"Sit down and roll, big guy. Pass the dice when you're done."

572288

>>572287
I then sit down next close to you and began to roll.
"Wise-men's graces unfold!"
'3d10'

Roll #1 3, 3, 6 = 12

572289

>>572288
Take the dice when you're done.
"Let's see what lady fortune has in store!"
'3d10'

Roll #1 10, 9, 8 = 27

572290

>>572289
"Oh.. Oh!" I look at the result.

572291

>>572290
"Well, well, well, what do we have here?" I smirk at you.
"Okay, tough guy. Truth: What's the dirtiest thing you've ever done?"

572292

>>572291
I then clear my throat.
"Well it depends on what kind of dirty. If you mean literally, I am kind of a scavenger back then in Nodvogod to provide food and water to my Sister and brother, had to go to the trash to get stuff to sell, that is before the time I met someone who took me in as an apprentice in the dry docks to repair ships you see. Come to think of it, its been a long time… since I've been home."
I then clear my throat.
"But if you mean by 'dirty' well that has to wait for another question am I right." I grin slyly.

572293

>>572292
Smirk right back, shifting my back legs slightly.
"Very well then mister Chip. Let us see what the dice have in store." '3d10'

Roll #1 6, 2, 10 = 18

572294

>>572293
Look down.
"Uhmm yes. yes."
'3d10'

Roll #1 8, 4, 7 = 19

572295

>>572294
Pout a little.
"So close…"

572296

>>572294
>>572295
"Uhmm alright… Truth: Who is your first love?"

572297

>>572296
"Ciddir." I answer without hesitation.
I then pause and think for a moment.
"Well, that's first real love actually. My first crush… She was a mare, Blackcat Sally. Wasn't much older than me, but she ran her alley better than most of the old-timers. Thinking back on it, I can't really say why I got drawn to her, but… She wasn't interested. At least not at first…"
I sigh and trail off, a happy smile on my face.

572298

>>572297
"Ah, interesting for a goat to find ponies cute. Looks like we are in the same boat regarding that." I grin as I ready the dice.

572299

>>572298
I chuckle.
"Well, I'm currently banging a deer, so my tastes aren't very conventional in the first place." '3d10'

Roll #1 6, 1, 4 = 11

572300

>>572299
I then inch more closer and wrap my arms around~
"Well I can easily see that." I grin as I roll the dice.
'3d10'

Roll #1 8, 10, 2 = 20

572301

>>572300
Mhm, that's nice~
Scoot back into your chest, then frown at the dice.
"Darn, your turn again."

572302

>>572300
"Alrighty, how about a little dance?"

572303

>>572302
"E-excuse me?"

572304

>>572303
I lift my head proud.
"I dare you to dance, whatever kind of dance that you have in mind. That is my dare."

572305

>>572304
"Um… okay…"
Slowly get up and take a few steps to get clear.
"Uh, I think I saw something like this in the clubs a few times…"
Try to recreate the provocative nightclub dancing I'd seen. '4d10'

Roll #1 3, 7, 4, 3 = 17

572306

>>572305
A valiant effort, at the end I just chuckle.
"Oh my.. that is quite a dance eh. I find that tail wagging cute though." I bite my lips.

572307

>>572306
I scrunch and blush, sitting down huffily and glancing up and down your body, lingering at your crotch.
"Dancing's not really my thing anyway… let's just keep rolling." '3d10'

Roll #1 8, 5, 1 = 14

572308

>>572307
"Ah my bad for making you do it, it is just cute to see someone doing something awkward for a change of pace." I grin.
'3d10'

Roll #1 4, 6, 6 = 16

572309

THREE MONTHS LATER

The ships have become downright crowded lately. Abilio doesn't seem shy about throwing money around to recruit new talent – and Blue Topaz is back to manage the fleet finances, too!

572310

>>572309
That shekel lover, I must pay a visit to her.
To Topaz!

572311

>>572308
"Your turn again?! no fair!"

>>572309
I've heard one of the new crew is a vampire! Maybe they can tell me something about ghosts. Go look for them.

572312

>>572310
Even after three months, Topaz is still at work minting the new fleet currency. Catching up with so long dead will take months more.

>>572311
That's the rumor about the bat. You see her wings fluttering about the Crow's Nest.

572313

>>572312
Climb on up then! '1d10' dc-1

Roll #1 6 = 6

572314

>>572312
Well, smirk at her as I enter.
"Making my money, I see~"

572315

>>572308
>>572307
>>572311
"Ohohoho.. looks like its my time again. Dont worry, I will be fair to you in time." I smile as I began to notice your stare and began to open up my legs slightly.~
"Truth: As a thief, tell me the story of your biggest contract ever? Hmmmm…."

572316

>>572313
Shouldnt you be [Sneaky Nanny]?

Talia is teasing Spot, batting her pretty eyes.

"Awww~"

"Goat."

"What?"

"There's a goat behind you."

572317

>>572314
"Someone's in a cheerful mood."

572318

>>572317
"Why wouldn't I be? We're finally getting some real money!"

572319

>>572318
"All these new amenities are burning through them just as fast."

572320

>>572319
"Well, why earn money if you don't spend it?"

572321

>>572315
Blush a little as I continue to shoot glances that way, my hips beginning to shift from side to side…
"W-well, um… there was this one time I got hired to steal this massive gem that was getting transported to a museum or something. What mattered to me was they were offering bit sizes that would make your eyes pop for it.
It got even better when I found out it wasn't a gem at all, but a dragon's egg! Then the light's came on, and suddenly I was surrounded…"
I sigh and shake my head.
"It was a setup. For whatever reason, Taskmaster wanted me gone, so he'd sent me to steal from a secure shipment to draconia. They sentence was that I'd get hoofed over to the draconic legal system, and, well… you can imagine how that would have ended."
'3d10'
>>572316
"Good evening. I hope I'm not interrupting anything?"
Tallia? Spot? What exactly am I looking at?

Roll #1 9, 9, 3 = 21

572322

>>572320
"One way to look at it. With all this money coming and going, it only makes it harder to properly track. I'm a perfectionist."

572323

>>572321
A lovely looking bat pony with a yellow coat and leathery wings is batting her lashes at a hippogriff – an abomination with the body of a griffon and the head of a pony.

572324

>>572322
"That's why we wanted you back. If anypony can do it, it's you."

572325

>>572323
Abomination? That's a little harsh. He looks fine to me- a little hunky, actually~
"Well, hello there. I'm Hircus, raider scout for the fleet."
Take a bow while checking them both out.
"May I ask whom it is my pleasure to meet up here?"

572326

>>572324
She gives you the old lady eye. "Not a coin will slip by me."

>>572325
"I was just leaving. Think it over~"

"Ah… yeah… Sorry… Hircus, was it? I'm Spot, a new crow."

572327

>>572309
I just scratched my head and grin.
"Damn.. that is a missed opportunirty to strike big. Well bad jobs and assholes sometimes come in our line of work."
Slowly creep my hand on your flank and snuggle a bit tighter, as I roll the dice.
"You dont mind do you?" I grin
'3d10'

Roll #1 6, 6, 9 = 21

572328

>>572326
Give her my innocent look.
"Maybe a few?"

572329

>>572326
"Pleasure to meet you," I offer my hoof to shake.
"So, I've not met many with your appearance before. May I ask where you're from?"

572330

>>572327
"Well, it's a tie," I remark as I wiggle my flanks back towards your paw and slide closer.
"Maybe we should both do a dare?~"

572331

>>572328
"You'll appreciate it when the auxiliary raiders aren't skimming 80% off the top."


>>572329
He uncertainly shakes it with a talon.

"Eastern Novdogod."

572332

>>572327
>>572330
I pant.
"That sounds about right, so what do you have in mind?"

572333

>>572331
"I totally deserve a premium though."

572334

>>572333
"Funny how everyone says that."

572335

>>572331
"Really? I know an officer from Novdogod by the name of Chip. Big old mass of muscle for a diamond dog, but a sweet guy."
Look him up and down with a small smile.
"So, what convinced you to join our little band of troublemakers?"
>>572332
Smirk as I move to straddle him.
"Maybe a test of endurance? First to bring the other to orgasm wins~"

572336

>>572334
"I actually do!"

572337

>>572335
Alrightee

572338

No bodies, no combat, no.. volunteers… why did I come here again? Bah.

572339

>>572338
I'll be wandering around on deck with Crux, my shadowy skillington minion.

572340

>>572309
THREE MONTHS

Alright lets go on deck and go next to Abilio.
"Thats a lot of crew member, with this the fleet will be on its feet back in no time."

572341

>>572339
"And who are you? It's… interesting that this fleet takes such a liberal view of necromancy."

572342

>>572341
"I'm Fly! Who are you?"

572343

>>572342
"Why, glad you asked. I am Shu, new doctor here. Feel your body isn't good enough? Need an imrprovement? I can help."

572344

>>572343
I circle the short little diamond dog closely.
"Are you calling me ugly?"

572345

>>572344
"Maybe I am. We're all ugly in some way, aren't we? Shouldn't we try to be better?"

572346

>>572345
I laugh and give you a push.
"We are! Are you good at cutting people up? I'm still trying to figure out how to make the cuts right and put the pieces all together."

572347

572348

>>572346
"Oh? I… cut people up differently. either so I can make them better, or I can take their bits and give them to others! I assume you mean you're good at cutting people up on the battlefield? Or…?"

572349

>>572348
I nod and flutter my wings.
"Yeah! I'm trying to cut up dead things and put them together in different ways! Its an idea my dad gave me."

572350

>>572349
"…Dead things? Oh, well, I suppose it's good practice until you learn how to keep them alive! Make sure you study each bit carefully!"

572351

>>572350
"I do!""

572352

>>572337
'5d10'

Roll #1 9, 9, 3, 10, 2 = 33

572353

>>572351
"Good! Actually, want to help me? Next time you find a nice body part you cut cleanly, bring it to me and I'll see what I can do with it!"

572354

>>572352
~
'5d10'

Roll #1 7, 10, 4, 3, 8 = 32

572355

>>572353
"Okay!"

572356

>>572353
>>572355
I jump up and down a few times.

572440

>>572335
"Just making some money."

>>572336
"Well, bonuses do not work that way."

>>572340
"Yes, I think it already is."

572513

>>572440
"I see. Same reason I joined, in fact.
So, was she bothering you? You looked a little uncomfortable."

572514

I really need to fulfill my part of the deal with Manako by finding out more about Flowing…
Let's see if I can find him.

572515

>>572514
Lolligagging about.

572516

>>572515
"Hey there Flowing! It's been a while since we've talked; how are you doing these days?"

572517

>>572516
"Can't complain."

572518

>>572517
"Good, good… You know, we never really got to know each other that well, did we?"

572519

>>572518
"…You sound different."

572520

>>572519
Smirk knowingly.
"See? You can't hardly recognize my voice anymore.
What do you say we do something together? Chip introduced me to a game of dice that seemed a good way to get to know each other…"

572521

>>572520
Give him a flat stare.
"Hircus, you are a master thief. Do you expect me to believe you won't cheat?"

572522

>>572521
"I'm a thief, not a con artist. Besides, this is between friends. Cheating would kinda defeat the purpose, wouldn't it?"

572523

>>572522
"Very well. Do you have the dice?"

572524

>>572523
"Yep. I'll make the first roll, then you go. You played this before?"
'3d10'

Roll #1 6, 7, 4 = 17

572525

>>572524
"Yes. Once or twice. Not as complex as virgin dice, but good for a laugh. What's your cash?"
'3d10'

Roll #1 9, 9, 3 = 21

572526

>>572524
"Yes. Once or twice. Not as complex as virgin dice, but good for a laugh. What's your cash?"

Wait a second, it's d6 not d10.
'3d6'

Roll #1 6, 3, 2 = 11

572527

>>572524
>>572525
"Oh, this isn't for cash. The winner gets to either make the other tell one truth, or make them perform one dare."
>>572526
Oh. '3d6'

Roll #1 2, 6, 1 = 9

572528

>>572527
"Isn't it an equestrian expression?
What's your cash?
Your wage, what do you want to bet?"

Then, look down at his dice and smirk.

"Seems I'm in luck.
So do tell me, why is your voice and your size so different, now?
I remember you taller than this."

572529

>>572528
Blush a little and look away.
"Well, I can't tell you how because of confidentiality, but… when Ciddir got turned back into a male, I sorta… turned into a girl.
…Can't complain so far, but… it's a little awkward. Kinda fun, though.
All right, here's hoping I get some luck…" '3d6'

Roll #1 6, 4, 4 = 14

572530

>>572529
Shake my head in disapproval.
'3d6'

Roll #1 4, 5, 4 = 13

572531

>>572530
"Hey, don't knock it if you haven't tried it.
Anyway, looks like I get a shot at you this time…
Tell me truly: What do you look for in a mare when deciding whether to pursue her or not?"

572532

>>572531
"If she truly is a mare or not. I'm not picky."

572533

>>572532
"…Gonna make me work for that one aren't you? Well, let's see what the dice say…" '3d6'

Roll #1 5, 6, 4 = 15

572534

>>572533
"I really don't understand the question."
'3d6'

Roll #1 6, 2, 1 = 9

572535

>>572534
"Then I'll clarify: What qualities do you find attractive in a mare?"

572536

>>572535
"And I will repeat myself.
Having a vagina."

572537

>>572536
"So if I asked if you wanted to fuck me, you'd say yes?"
I quirk an eyebrow.
"Not that I'm complaining, but… I had this idea that you'd be some kind of prude."
'3d6'

Roll #1 4, 3, 2 = 9

572538

>>572537
"No. Because you were a dude."
'3d6'

Roll #1 2, 4, 3 = 9

572539

>>572537
>>572538
"hmn… we appear to be at an impasse."

572540

>>572539
"One more die. Only one."
'1d6'

Roll #1 6 = 6

572541

>>572540
"Fair enough." '1d6'

Roll #1 5 = 5

572542

>>572541
"My turn.
Why are you asking this?"

572543

>>572542
"There is someone on this fleet who has a crush on you, but is afraid to approach you about it for fear of being rejected. As such, she asked me to inquire as to what you like and dislike in a female, so that she has a better idea of how to approach you."
'3d6'

Roll #1 4, 3, 5 = 12

572544

>>572543
"That damn redhead."
Look him over.
"Are you even comfortable like that?"
'3d6'

Roll #1 3, 3, 2 = 8

572545

>>572544
"First time it happened, I didn't even notice.
Anyway, my turn: Would you, in your own opinion, end up breaking her heart?"

572546

>>572545
"That's something I can't know if I don't know the girl, is it?"

572547

>>572546
"Let me clarify: would it be an actual relationship, or would you just 'love her and leave her?'"

572548

>>572547
"I already loved. It's not gonna happen again."

572549

>>572548
"…I see."
'3d6'

Roll #1 4, 1, 5 = 10

572550

>>572549
'3d6'
"You seem to care particularly about this mare."

Roll #1 3, 2, 6 = 11

572551

>>572549
"My turn.
Life as a mare. How is it different?"

572552

>>572550
"…She's a very good friend of mine. I don't want to see her get hurt."
>>572551
"Well… For me? Not much has changed. I mean, obviously sex is different, and I feel a bit lighter and smaller than before, but other than that…" Shrug dismissively.
'3d6'

Roll #1 3, 4, 3 = 10

572553

>>572552
'3d6'
"I was mostly inquiring about the sex."

Roll #1 4, 5, 3 = 12

572554

>>572553
"Well, in that case…"
Blush a little brighter.
"It's… more intense than when you're a guy. It takes longer to get in the mood, but once you're there… It's like every touch is sending jolts of lightning up your spine, and you're just so… sensitive… a-and it just goes on and on… and when you finally hit the end, it's… like a tidal wave that robs you of all sense or reason… and if he doesn't stop when you climax, you'll just… climax again…
It's… overwhelming. In a good way."
'3d6'

Roll #1 6, 4, 6 = 16

572555

>>572554
Raise a brow.
"I see.
Your turn."

572556

>>572555
Scrunch and blush harder.
"A-anyway… Tell me true: what's your biggest fear?"

572557

>>572556
"I can tell you, but it will hardly help.
I fear to stop.
To give up on moving, to settle down.
I fear to never again change like whe wind and the stream do."

572558

>>572557
"That actually helps a lot. I understand that fear; in the backalleys, if you're not constantly moving, you're dead." '3d6'

Roll #1 4, 1, 2 = 7

572559

>>572558
"I'm not sure that's the same reason I keep on moving."
'3d6'

Roll #1 5, 1, 4 = 10

572560

>>572558
>>572559
"My turn it is now. If I were to use one of my dares to fuck you silly, what would you do?"
Look at him with a perfectly calm, still expression.

572561

>>572560
Blush profusely but smile a little.
"W-well, I'd, um… T-try to enjoy it and… hope you aren't into anything that draws blood…"
'3d6'

Roll #1 1, 1, 5 = 7

572562

>>572561
Shake my head again.
'3d6'
"You are not thinking about Ciddir I see."

Roll #1 5, 6, 3 = 14

572563

>>572562
"We agreed at the start of the relationship that we'd both be free to pursue additional partners. Besides, he understands that I am more… hormonal than he is."

572564

>>572563
"Why even call it a relationship. It's no better than the sleeping around I do.
Now, for my question…
Who is your best friend on the whole fleet."

572565

>>572564
"My best friend… Probably Manako. She talked me through a really tough time, and has just… always been there when I needed her. She's really something special.
And you assume that our relationship is based around sex. If you fucked me silly, it would be just sex, a fufilling of a bodily desire. When I'm with Ciddir… I only need to be in the same room as him, and I'll immediately start feeling happier. He's the one I talk to about work with, the one I discuss nature and religion with… proximity alone makes me feel like I'm on top of the world. That is why it's a relationship."

572566

>>572565
"Wishing or not, you have the body of a female now. Sex will matter just as much as every other 'romantic' facet of your relationship.
It'd be pretty sad to be stuck with someone else's kid and ask Ciddir to take care of him."

'3d6'

Roll #1 1, 1, 1 = 3

572567

>>572566
"I'm a goat, Flowing. Unless you see any other goats on the fleet, I can't get impregnated. Even Ciddir can't knock me up.
It's not that I haven't considered it, just that I found it to be something that's already taken care of."
'3d6'

Roll #1 2, 1, 5 = 8

572568

>>572566
"What a horrible roll. Looks like luck's not with you right now."

572569

>>572567
>>572568
"If you say so, Hircus."
Smirk at him, then move a hoof as if to invite him.
"Please, do ask."

572570

>>572569
Eye him up and down carefully; what can I tell about him from his posture? '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

572571

>>572570
I don't know what you want me to tell you!

572572

>>572571
Is he relaxed, tense? Does he have a stiffie? Does he look interested in me, or is he just playing?

572573

>>572572
Relaxed, he's wearing pants, just enjoying dice.

572574

>>572573
"…Hmn…"
Think for a moment.
"…I dare you to strip naked for the rest of our game together."

572575

>>572574
Raise a brow, but comply, slowly taking off my traditional clothes and settling them beside me, revealing the red coat.
"You might be getting the wrong idea, Hircus."
Pick the dice again and roll'em.
'3d6'

Roll #1 4, 1, 6 = 11

572576

>>572575
"Nah. Just trying to push your buttons."
'3d6'

Roll #1 5, 4, 5 = 14

572577

>>572576
Chuckle.
"Welcome to try."

572578

>>572577
"All right, truth again: how willing would you be to consider a relationship with a female of a different species?"

572579

>>572578
"With a female, it would not be a problem."
Put a lot of emphasis on female.

572580

>>572579
"Don't worry, she's exactly the way she was when she was born; just a little older is all."
Chuckle and shake my head as I roll the dice.
'3d6'

Roll #1 3, 3, 4 = 10

572581

>>572580
"You seem very settled on this."
'3d6'

Roll #1 3, 6, 4 = 13

572582

>>572580
>>572581
"I… Honestly have no questions. No challenges. You win, Hircus."

572583

>>572581
>>572582
"…To be honest, I'm sort of out of ideas too.
This was certainly fun, though. We'll have to do it some other time; hopefully with other participants so the topic doesn't stagnate."

572584

>>572583
Smile.
"Hopefully, when you aren't trying to get me in bed with a friend of yours."

572585

>>572584
"She's not just after you to get you in bed, though. In fact, she's probably too shy to have even considered the possibility. Just keep that in mind whenever you find out who she is, all right?"

572586

>>572585
Sigh.
That damn girl…
"I take you will tell her the result of our little chat?"
Start dressing again.

572587

>>572586
"Yes. I'm… actually going to warn her to be careful about pursuing you. If it was up to me, I'd even recommend that she abandon the idea of pursuing you… but the heart wants what the heart wants, I suppose. Just… don't you dare hurt her, okay?"

572588

>>572587
"Stupid fae.
No. I won't. You have my word."
Stare calmly at h-er.

572589

>>572588
"Okay.
…You know this change isn't permanent, right? Eventually I'm going to turn back into a buck. Will you stop acting so weirded-out then?"

572590

>>572589
"Probably."

572698

>>572513
"What? No… listen, it's not important. Don't worry about it."

572699

>>572698
I hear there is a new Dixie pone aboard the fleet?

572700

>>572440
"How do they work then?"

572701

>>572700
"Raiders are paid on commission. Like how you received a bonus for dealing with the three assassins in Neighpon. Typically bonuses were more specific to the role someone played during my tenure, but I can't blame Abilio for having no head for finances. As far as I can see, he's been paying all the carpenters the same as the patchers. The bilgers the same as the swabbies. And all of the raiders the same overall."

>>572699
Yes, in the unused Second Mate's chambers on the Darklantern, the room has been converted into a modernized post office to step above the old fleet mail system. A dixie pone was hired to run it.

572702

>>572701
Lucky pony.
Go see this Dixian on my lone self.

572703

>>572701
"Well fuck, you know that we did all the work? The important parts, anyway. So it's totally fair we get more money too."

572704

>>572702
This room is full of pidgeon coops! The Postmistress is presently feeding them. She has a blue coat and an orange mane. The birds seem comfortable around her but start chirping when you approach.

>>572703
"It was three months ago. From now on, I'm handling accounting personally."

572705

>>572698
"Alright then. So, what did you do before joining the fleet?"

572706

>>572704
Flutter my eyes.
"C'moooooon, Topaz, for old times' sake?"

572707

>>572704
"I do adore what you have done with the place."
Smug smile.
"Oh look at my manners. My name is Light Heart, a pleasure to meet you, miss…?"

572708

>>572706
"You have plenty of money in your account. I know, because I had to mint it into our new Great Doubloons. Which are, in case you've forgotten already, double the value of the old doubloons."

>>572705
"Uh… mostly wandered. Most places in legitimate society don't really want a monster around. But on a fleet like this I'm only like the tenth biggest monster."

>>572707
She turns around. A Black Jay is resting on her shoulder. "Bolt. Blazing Bolt."

572709

>>572708
"I hear you are from Dixie city."

572710

>>572708
Cock my head inquisitively.
"…monster? Are you a necromancer or something? Because if so, it's not really showing."

572711

>>572709
"Yes, in fact."

>>572710
"A hippogriff. Rare offspring between a griffin and a pony."

572712

>>572708
"Can you tell me how rich I am?~"

572713

>>572711
Is she a mud pony?
"Gentry?"

572714

>>572711
"Well, I can see that. I'm just not seeing the 'monster' part. If anything, I'd say you look kinda hunky."
Kick back and look out over the sea.
"I spent a lot of time wandering, too. Left to die on the streets, I grew up kinda having to move to find places to survive. A bad heist really ruins your chances in a city."

572715

>>572713
Yes.

"Are you teasing?"

>>572712
She flips through the pages of a book on her desk.

"8.185."

>>572714
"For many years I lived among the diamond dogs of Novdogod. They view all other races as equally inferior, I think. To them, I was no different than a Griffin."

572716

>>572715
"…You really don't think highly of yourself, do you?"

572717

>>572715
"Now, why would I do such a thing? It is an honest question from a Dixie pony to a Dixie pony."

572718

>>572716
"What? No… no, I think normal. Neutral. Whatever. Point being is that I think I'm normal. I just know that most others don't."

>>572717
"Didn't you receive my letter?"

572719

>>572715
Frown.
"Well shit, I was expecting at least a three digit number."

572720

>>572719
"Then you should have stuck to songs. It'd be eighty thousand."

572721

>>572718
"Your letter… no, I cannot say I have read one of yours. Then, I always did prefer verbal communication."

572722

>>572718
"Good. People look down on me all the time for being a street rat; just makes- made it easier to pick their pockets.
You mind if I hang out up here with you sometimes? I like being up high where I can see everything."

572723

>>572721
"Well. I suppose I can't blame you for forgetting. It is our specialty to be forgettable, after all. I'm your case worker you met in Dixie, and I sent you a letter last year reminding you of this fact. Blazing Bolt, Sister of the Fraternal Order of the Olive. I trust you can practice discretion."

Several more black jays land on her, glowering darkly at you in spite of her pleasant expression.

>>572722
"Uh, sure. Whatever you want."

572724

>>572720
"That was a shit currency…"
Lean on her table.
"Listen, you like perfection, right? Why don't we round that number up to ten?"

572725

>>572724
"It's closer to eight."

572726

>>572723
A bird does not scare me, keep smiling.
"Keeping secrets is somewhat of a specialty of mine. But yes, I do remember now. My apologies for not remembering. What brings you here?"

572727

>>572725
"Ten is a nicer, more round number."

572728

>>572723
"Have you met Ciddir yet? I bet the two of you would get along great.
…Well, it would probably involve long stretches of silence, but you'd still get along great!"

572729

>>572726
"I reiterate, I'm your case worker."

>>572727
"Ten has sharp edges, an eight is completely smooth."

She gives you that wily-grandma look.

>>572728
"Huh? Ciddir? No… I don't think so, anyway… Does he have a particularly easy to recognize characteristic?"

572730

>>572729
"Ten has a zero in it which is as round as it gets. C'mon, I know you want to."

572731

>>572729
"So you are here for me and me alone? I am quite flattered."

572732

>>572729
"He's a deer. A buck, to be specific. He's in charge of keeping these ships afloat. Also the buck rutting me senseless every now and then. A word of warning, though: He's very literal, and has the world's best poker face."

572733

>>572730
"Not even a little."

>>572731
"I do have a cover of course. There's no reason to not be amicable."

>>572732
"Oh… that's very explicit."

572734

>>572733
"Of course. How do my beloved niece and nephew fare then?"

572735

>>572733
"I saw a twinkle in your eye that said yes, you want to give me ten."

572736

>>572733
"Eh… I've spent so long telling nothing but lies, that now that I follow Honesty, I figure, why dance around the issue?
Just tell it like it is and get it out of the way.
So, you got a special somepony, or are you available?"

572737

>>572734
"They've recovered. In fact, that is part of the reason I've come. Your niece is of age to inherit the family fortune assuming you are disqualified from inheritance for piracy. I'm here to survey how legitimate this operation is, in part, to determine if you should remain in your parents' will."

>>572735
"I'm afraid my stance hasn't changed from the last time you asked me for money."

>>572736
"Um… no. I… there aren't any of my kind that I've ever met. Plus, you know, sterile."

572738

>>572737
"Is that so? Then do tell, what is my parents' will exactly? I imagine most of my family's belongings were consumed by the flames."

572739

>>572737
"Um… why does that matter? A special somepony is about finding someone who makes you happy, just by being near them. I'm a goat, and Ciddir's a deer, but just by being in the same room he brightens my day.
And what does being sterile have to do with it?"

572740

>>572738
"They had considerable non-liquid holdings in the West Manesian Company, which is now beginning to pay dividends."

>>572739
"I don't know. These questions are getting awfully personal!"

572741

>>572740
"Then the only thing that will be inherited is money and shares, I assume."

572742

>>572741
"Some other metal goods were salvaged. Log handling tools from the fireplace. The family furnace. A sword."

572743

>>572740
"Eh, you're right. Let's just enjoy the view for a while."

572744

>>572737
"Hey, in my defense, I wasn't stealing that money or anything. The fleet sort of went to shit and you died a bit, buuuuuuuuuuuuuut I wasn't stealing the money."

572745

>>572744
"I never did receive an expense report for that mercenary money."

>>572743
"…Okay."

Out here, this far out to sea, water stretches out on all sides.

572746

>>572745
I'll stay up here for a while. After I feel I've stayed long enough, I'll get up.
"Well, I enjoyed talking to you. I look forward to stopping by again later."

572747

>>572745
"The mercs sort of blew up or died, or whatever, I was busy shooting down a dragon to keep an eye on them and the finances."

572748

>>572746
"Yeah… okay. See you, then."

Where to?

572749

>>572742
Give her a pleasant smile.
"Why, good news for you then, darling. I am about to make your job much easier. My niece and nephew can have their money. I feel they will be needing it far more than me."

572750

>>572747
"I'm not blaming you, just making a point."

>>572749
"There is another issue, however."

572751

>>572748
Looking for the bat lady. I've got some questions about the paranormal for her.

572752

>>572750
"Yes?"

572753

>>572751
She's traipsing around the bow.

>>572752
"Your citizenship is at risk of being revoked. I assume you're less willing to give that up than your inheritance."

572754

>>572753
"Hello there! Mind chatting for a bit?"

572755

>>572754
"My, my! Are you following me?"

572756

>>572750
"And I'm making a point too. That you should give me that two double doubloon premium."

572757

>>572753
"Of course. Pray tell, how have I managed to incur the wrath of the good ponies of Dixie that they would wound me so?"

572758

>>572755
smirk at that.
"And what if I am? You don't mind, do you?"

572759

>>572756
"As a reward for losing track of those other doubloons?"

>>572757
"It's not public knowledge. Yet. The circumstances are classified, but it is for the same reasons. Your accuser or accusers claim your piracy may lead to a repeat of the Island of Roads inside the Confederacy."

572760

>>572758
"Most of my admirers are male, I'll say that much."

572761

>>572759
"As a reward for saving the fleet, and by extension, even with a long wait, getting you back?"

572762

>>572757
>>572759
Let's talk to Face!

572763

>>572760
"Well this isn't usual, or permanent, for me."
Gesture at my body.
"Still, I'm here for something different than that. I've heard some rumors about you that make me think you might be able to help me."

572764

>>572761
"I can't pay you for something more than a year ago. And I certainly can't make financial decisions based on any personal feelings. Though between you and me, good on you for dealing with both those bastards. I made it no secret that I had no love for Umlock or Landgrave from the start, long before that battle."

>>572762
After timeskip?

>>572763
"Oh?"

572765

>>572759
I chuckle and shake my head.
"I defended Roads, miss Bolt. Princess Lavinia Ambercharge can confirm that. I would think a testimony from pony of her standing would be enough to refute such wild rumors."

572766

>>572762
Right.

572767

>>572764
"Tell me, what do you know about the… paranormal, shall we call it?"

btw, has my sheet been updated with my new skills?

572768

>>572764
Last time, before timeskip, Selena was going to tell him, so I'd rather have before.

572769

>>572764
"Because Umlock and I were best buddies, right? That fucking idiot."
Smirk.
"It felt so nice to see him die."

572770

>>572765
"That evidence may be called at the tribunal. I am here strictly to create a character reference."

>>572767
Nah. You wanted… Sleep Serum and Natural Remedy?

"What exactly constitutes paranormal?"

>>572768
>>572766
Face is in his room. "Hey there beautifuls."

>>572769
"I thought you might be, to be honest. More than one fleet member has compared the two of you. It's good to see you were on the right side."

572771

>>572770
Sleep Serum, Natural Remedy, and Innocent.

"If I told you that one of the ships is haunted, would you be able to help? Not that I want them gone, I just… have some things to discuss with it."

572772

>>572770
Bite my lip and look at Light before talking.
"Face….we need to talk…."

572773

>>572770
"Psch, I'm the loyal type, y'know, probably a leftover from my merc days."

572774

>>572770
"Oh? A trial and everything? My my, how lovely."
I chuckle again.
"But very well, miss Bolt. You wish to stay on our fleet to evaluate our activities? Be my guest. You have my full cooperation. Anypony who looks out for my family is a friend of mine."

572775

>>572770
>>572772
"Indeed. Something rather important has come up."

572776

>>572774
"That's wise. Frankly, with the charges leveled, I think my reference can only help you. You're being made out as a complete monster."

>>572773
"Reckless, too. Is that from those days as well?"

>>572772
>>572775
Face nods knowingly. "You're breaking up with me, huh? It's alright. We had a good run. No hard feelings, okay?"

572777

>>572776
Smirk.
"I'm still here and it got the job done, didn't it?"

572778

>>572777
"I understand you've had to meet with the twisting black lately too."

572779

>>572778
Look away and shrug.
"Well, yeah, but shit happens, right? And I took out at least twenty of those shitheads before going down, too."

572780

>>572776
Scrunch for a second.
"No..it's…."
Wiggle as I find my words eventually settling on
"I'M PREGNANT!"
Smile nervously.

572781

>>572776
"And in time my niece and nephew will get to hear all these wild imaginary tales of my exploits."
I shake my head.
"I must say it does make me wonder whether it is even worth disputing."

>>572776
I just cough politely.

572782

>>572779
"Well…. it's something to think about. In any case… I suppose you have a leadership position now. You need to be less reckless with your life. That said, I won't keep you any longer."

>>572781
>>572780
"Oh? Wow. That's uh… are you going to keep it?"

>>572781
"Well, the Governor wants to dispute it. He asked me to come as a personal favor."

572783

>>572782
"Right, I know, I know."
Start leaving, but turn around at the door.
"So, ten?"

572784

>>572782
"Of course. No doubt he fears what the news would do to my poor niece's heart."
I shake my head.
"Who are the accusers, exactly?"

572785

572786

>>572783
She smiles. "Not a chance."

>>572771
"How is that paranormal? Why not just ask one of the myriad of necromancers around here."

>>572784
"That's classified."

572787

>>572782
My smile drops.
I look down for a few seconds then raise my head angrily.
Start advancing angrily.
"are you going to keep it? That's your answer?!?"

572788

>>572786
"Well, I can't understand Scarab, Fly is just a kid, and Shu is… still new to the fleet, so I don't quite trust him yet.
Anyway, what's your name? I'm Hircus."

572789

>>572786
"Of course it is."
Bunch of worthless cowards.
"Anything else from Dixie?"

>>572787
>>572786
Raise a brow at Face.

572790

>>572786
Smirk.
"One of these days.. ta ta!"

Heh.
Let's go visit muh burgers.

572791

>>572788
"There's the Commodore. Or those new necromancers that joined recently."

>>572787
>>572789
"I take that for a 'yes'. So, congratulations. Picked a name?"

>>572789
"Something specific?"

>>572790
They've moved into the mansion's old shooting range, which has since been renovated. They rebuilt the old fortress here: a great banner now flies with the name: Frankfurterfort. There's even a Hamburgerburg flag.

Over the last few months, a few of the corpses of Hamburgerburgians were recovered and resurrected, and new ones have joined as well. They're maintaining the new shooting range inside Frankfurterfort.

572792

>>572791
Aww yeah, shooting range!
I love this mansion!
I'm guessing they won't stop me from entering the fort?

572793

>>572792
Nope, you can go in

572794

>>572791
"My nephew, for one."

"Not quite, mister Face. Rather early to determine a gender, no?"

572795

>>572791
"Okay, so I'm not the best at trying to get others to help, okay?! You still haven't even told me your name."
Huff and lean back on the railing.
"What were you bothering him about, anyway? He seemed rather flustered when you left."

572796

>>572791
"I'll call them 'disgusting pig' like their father!"
Slap him '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

572797

>>572793
Enter then!
Who's at the range?

572798

>>572794
"What about him? He's recovered."



"Well, a lot of times mothers pick one for each sex, just in case."

>>572795
"That's between him and me~."

>>572796
He shrugs it off. "I understand. A kid shouldn't grow up with a stallion like me for a father. I won't tell the kid, don't worry."

"…Did you say 'them'?"

>>572797
Strom is instructing a younger Hamburgerburgian.

572799

>>572798
"He playing hard to get to your attempts to get him in bed?"

572800

>>572799
"Jealous, are you? No, nothing like that."

572801

>>572798
Flutter over and watch.

572802

>>572798
"so I hear. But is he happy? It has been months since I last saw him."

"Hm. Would it not be… prudent to be more thoughtful about miss Selena's stance on this?"

572803

>>572798
"They're twins…."
Look at him.
"So that's your answer, you're going to be a dad and it means nothing to you? I know you care, you're just doing your routine."

572804

>>572800
"Not jealous; I've already got Ciddir to take care of me. And like I said, I'm not usually a female; once this effect ends, I'll have bait and tackle again.
So, what exactly is it that you're going to do for the fleet? Give us a fearsome reputation?"

572805

>>572798
So, we got paid, I assume?

572806

>>572801
It's just basic weapon instruction.

"Something up, Emrille?"

>>572802
"I should think so. All should be proud to serve Dixie."

>>572803
>>572802
"I've been a dad a long time. Most of them the mother didn't want to keep, or barring that, didn't want me in the kid's life. I just… I don't know, I didn't expect you to want someone like me to be the male role model in their lives. Is that something you really want?"

>>572804
"Just a guest for now. I'm not drawing a salary, don't you worry."

>>572805
Yep, a lot.

A lot of new faces joined and new facilities were added.

572807

>>572806
I will check those places later.
Any new raider joined the ranks of the Seaworthy?

572808

>>572806
Smile.
"Can't I visit my old friends? Or maybe I'll just use the range, see if I'm still in shape."

572809

>>572806
"How very patriotic of you."
Pat her on the shoulder.
"I suppose that is all for now. We will speak again soon enough, miss Bolt. Perhaps over a cup of tea rather than… surrounded by birds."

572810

>>572806
"Oh. Well, I was actually looking forward to seeing you stick around."

572811

Everyone rejoice, I have arrived

572812

>>572807
A few. Most notably among them is Ji, a fellow Neighponese pony.

>>572808
"Well you don't need my permission for it. You were just kinda… hovering."

>>572809
"Farewell then."

>>572810
"We'll see, sweetie. For now, it's up in the air."

She hovers for effect.

572813

>>572812
"I was watching."

572814

>>572812
I should go meet him. Or is it her?

572815

>>572812
Right. The theater?

572816

>>572812
"Heh. I get it. Well, I'll see you around then."
Let's check in with Ciddir.

572817

>>572813
"I don't take you as the observative type!"

>>572814
"Him. An ashigaru marksman."

>>572815
In the mansion, the old theater was renovated. You can enter it past the pub.

>>572816
He's in his room, prodding the golden apple.

572818

>>572806
Look around his cabin to all the props.
This really isn't a place to raise twins….
Scrunch.
"This isn't a place to raise them…but.."
Look at Face.
"I was raised without a dad…I don't want that for them. I can't let them see this but if they need a dad…would you be there for them as a dad?"

572819

>>572817
"Trained with the bow, I take, or did you try some more…
Modern devices?"

572820

>>572817
Snort.
"Really? Snipers must have good eyes!"

572821

>>572817
Then let's get to it. See what's what.

572822

>>572817
"Hey there honey." Gently nuzzle his cheek, then examine the apple myself.
"Figure anything out about it yet? It's been here for a while; I'm not sure how it's still alive."

572823

>>572818
"I will, but how long do you think this can stay a secret? Kids are smart. A few years and they'll start asking questions."

>>572819
I have no idea why that was in quote marks.

He uses a gun.

>>572820
"You seem like the kind that relies on a spotter."

>>572821
The theater is quite well renovated. Up on stage there is a horse – a Saddle Arabian. You feel like a filly compared to him in size.

>>572822
"No, I was just thinking of that myself."

572824

>>572823
"I'm my own spotter! Really? You don't think I'm perceptive?"

572825

>>572824
"This is a trap! Either I upset you or I have to lie."

572826

>>572823
Hmmm… flutter up to him then, so I'm at eyelevel.
"Good day."

>Face

"Telling them the truth would be preferable, in my opinion."

572827

>>572823
"Maybe some of the Neighponese natives might have heard of them before? I could go around and ask some questions."

572828

>>572823
"We'll….figure something out."

572829

>>572823
"A pleasure to meet a fellow neighponjin."

572830

>>572825
Fucker.
Smirk.
"So, which one will it be?"

572831

>>572826
He has a thick accent. "Hello there little pony. Are you lost?"

>>572827
"Okay."

>>572828
"Are you sure? We have some time to think about this. Months. There's no reason to jump to a conclusion."

>>572829
"Sure."

>>572830
"I suppose I'll have to commit to being honest. Now stop interrupting my lesson, unless you're so rusty you're back on kid level."

572832

>>572831
Take my pistol out, aim down the range, and try to hit a bullseye.
'1d10+3'
"I think I'm good."

Roll #1 4 + 3 = 7

572833

>>572826
"….you think so?"

>>572831
I think about this and nod.
"You're right…."
I leave without another word.

572834

>>572831
Sit down.
"What's your story?"

572835

>>572831
"Hm? Oh no, not quite. I am merely wondering who the figure who has taken the stage is."

572836

>>572833
I nod slowly, then follow.
"I am sorry this is so difficult for you, Selena."

572837

>>572831
"I'll see what I can find out."
Go see if I can find one of the Neighpon natives. Maybe Happy Puzzle?

572838

>>572836
I tear up again.
Hug '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

572839

>>572832
You hit the third ring. Not awful.

"Good."

>>572833
"Hey, just – don't run off and be upset okay? We can talk about this more."

>>572834
"I kill for money. No fancy story."

>>572835
"Shall I instead characterize the nature of this dramatis persona?"

>>572837
She's bouncing around the deck.

572840

>>572838
"I am certain he will come around."
Hug.

>>572839
"Do feel free to."

572841

>>572839
"Another time…I want to be alone right now…"

572842

>>572839
"I could do better if I wanted to!"
Holster my pistol.
"But I'll leave you two be now."
Maybe I could meet some of the new burgers.
They are certainly an interesting bunch.

572843

>>572840
"I don't know….he's right…you know his job, I couldn't hide that forever"

572844

>>572839
"So do I. But it's not the reason I began killing."

572845

>>572843
"Which means there is no point in hiding it in the first place. They will have your blood as well as his, which makes you all family whether you like it or not, I'm afraid."

572846

>>572840
"In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. But this introduction veers most verbose, so it is my very good pleasure to meet you. You may call me Harun of Arabia."

>>572841
"Alright… another time it is."

>>572842
At the center of attentions is a mare who is working on a flag.

>>572844
"You sound more interested in sharing your past than I am."

572847

>>572839
"Hey there HP! Mind if I ask some questions about neighponese stories?"

572848

>>572846
"You, however, don't seem interested in much."

572849

>>572846
"Harun, you say…"
Ever hear of him? '1d10'
"My name is Light Heart. So very pleased to meet you."
Offer a hoof.

Roll #1 8 = 8

572850

>>572848
"Perceptive."

>>572847
"Sure!"

>>572849
Nope

He shakes.

"I'm afraid it will take some time to put out our first production."

572851

>>572850
"Oh? That is quite the shame. How come?"

572852

>>572846
Timeskip done.
A few months later?
We can start with a checkup with Luck.

>>572845
"You know how important a dad is…I don't know how they'd feel about him. What if Face has to entertain more concubines again? How do I explain that to them?"

572853

>>572850
"Very well. If you change your mind, I exported some tea from the homeland. We could drink to battle."

572854

>>572852
"Work is work, Selena. I am surprised you are more worried about that than you are about the inevitable bloodshed and battle they will witness on this fleet."

572855

>>572851
"True art takes time! I won't settle for a sub-par lead role, and among pirates it is hard to find leads."

>>572852
By now your stomach has become round.

"Development seems to be proceeding well. Do you want me to attempt to determine the gender?"

>>572853
"I will let you know, then."

572856

>>572846
A mare?
That can certainly get my attention too.
Flutter closer.
Is she hot?

572857

>>572850
"I've heard something about some Golden Apples or something; would you be able to explain that to me? I don't understand what the golden apples are, exactly."
True enough; I have no idea what the golden apple is to be able to survive this long.

572858

>>572855
"If it is actors you seek, you are certainly speaking to the correct pony. It has been years since I last participated in a play, officially at least, but my love for the stage burns ever so fierce."

572859

>>572854
I nod to the doc.
"Go ahead."
Grin in anticipation.

>>572854
"Red and Grey haven't seen much…have they?"

572860

>>572855
Nod.
"Welcome aboard."
So.. Did the redhead ever show her face again?

572861

>>572856
Hard to say. She is wearing pretty conservative dress, but maybe she just likes sewing a lot of clothes.

>>572857
"Golden apples?"

>>572858
"Oh? Then we should schedule an audition."

>>572859
He rubs some herbal mix over your belly and then his horn glows as he presses it up against the stomach.

"It would seem based on a preliminary examination that you are going to have twin girls."

>>572860
She's been around, teasing you.

572862

>>572859
I chuckle.
"The answer to that question is dependent on whether mean battles in the field or battles under the sheets of my bed."

>>572861
I nod.
"Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to audition for one of your plays. Care to give me any examples of your latest productions?"

572863

>>572861
Huh.. I could use some new clothes…
Walk up beside her.
"Hey there."

572864

>>572861
"Yeah. Have you not heard of them before? I heard something about them being associated with the takikaga or something."

572865

>>572861
Do I see her now?
'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

572866

>>572861
Look at my belly.
"Girls…" I say thoughtfully.

>>572862
I chuckle and shake my head.

572867

>>572866
"As you can imagine, we do not keep them around when the latter happens."

572868

>>572867
"Not for the first either I hope…"

572869

>>572868
"Of course not. One day perhaps, but not yet. Have you spoken to them before? Red is quite the sneakster. And Grey… well she is slowly becoming a marksmare."

572870

>>572862
"I write my own! Though our first production will perhaps be a classic. Play it safe. Othello maybe."

>>572863
"Yeeeeees?" She asks sweetly.

>>572864
"What? I don't know anything about that."

>>572865
She's not eying you presently, but you can usually find her if you want to. She's a deck down lounging about.

>>572866
"Yes, I am fairly confident."

572871

>>572869
"No I've never talked to them."

>>572864
You wanna talkie talk?

572872

>>572870
I want to get the jump on her for a change.

572873

>>572870
"You will need quite a few more actors then."

>>572871
"You should certainly do so some time. They are such sweet little fillies."

572874

>>572873
"Well, extras are easy."

>>572872
Roll for sneaky?

572875

>>572874
Sneak.
'1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

572876

>>572874
"Extras? There is more than a single lead character, no?"

572877

>>572870
"I'd love to!"
After the timeskip?

>>572870
Turn to him.
"The vomiting has stopped…thank Celestia."

572878

>>572870
"Oh. Okay, I'll ask someone else. Thanks for giving me your time!"
Let's see… wasn't one of the new arrivals a neighponese marksman? Find him.

572879

>>572877
As you wish.

572880

>>572870
Smirk.
"I don't think we've met before, cupcake."

572881

>>572879
Getting on same timelevel seems good.

>>572878
Faff?

572882

>>572875
You trip across her lap.

"My, my. Someone's feeling adventurous."

>>572876
"Of course. I meant all of the minor roles. The leads are always difficult of course."

>>572877
I have no idea what that first reply is for.



"Good!"

>>572878
Yep, Ji. He's on deck.

>>572880
"I don't think so either. Betsy."

572883

>>572882
Was for LH.

I get up again.
"Anything else Luck? Or will I see you again next week?"

572884

>>572882
Groan.
"Stealth is not my forte anyway."

572885

>>572882
"Hmm… perhaps in time, I can provide you with a useful tool I have picked up during my journey. Something to make your actors more… flexible."
I smirk.

572886

>>572881
Certainly.
I eye you nervously but hopefully as you approach.
"Hi, Selena… sorry about earlier…"
>>572882
Go say hello.
"Greetings, Ji. Mind if I ask you something?"

572887

572888

>>572883
"That should be all. Just continue taking it easy."

>>572884
"No, it's mine."

>>572885
"In any case, my wardrobe is top notch.If you have need to stop by and try things on to prepare for your audition, you're welcome to."

>>572886
"What?"

572889

>>572882
Offer a hoof.
"Emrille. You made that flag?"

572890

>>572889
"I did indeed. And the banner too. And this dress!"

572891

>>572886
I'm probably on deck.
Looking at the sea.
I turn to you.
"Hircus..ah no, I'm sorry, I was distressed."

>>572887
Yes, I'll come find you on the Hourglass.

>>572888
"As always."
Grin.
"When are you going to show me your card tricks?"

572892

>>572888
"Indeed. But I managed to find you quite easily, didn't I?"
Smirk.
"And don't you disappear on me now!"

572893

It's been three or four hours… I think it's time to pause

572894

>>572888
"I will require some lines to audition with, of course."

572895

>>572890
"You like making dresses then?"

572896

>>572891
When? I'm on duty at night and sleeping in the mornings.

572897

>>572896
What are you doing in the evening?

572898

>>572891
"When your mood swings are over!"

>>572892
"You always seem to come back."

>>572894
"Of course, of course. I'll scribe you a copy."

>>572895
"When I have the time for it – and the materials."

#Pause

572899

>>572897
Depends? Whatever I feel like at the time.

572900

>>572891
"Anything I can help with?"
>>572888
"Have you ever heard of a golden apple?"

572901

>>572898
"I will pick it up when it is ready then. I do look forward to it, mister Harun. It is always good to see another pony who appreciates showbusiness."

572902

>>572899
Uh, let's say I catch you on duty.
"Hey, Tela, or should I say Commander?"

>>572900
"No…it's complicated I suppose."
I smile.

572903

>>572898
"I totally tripped this time."

572904

572905

>>572902
Is this pre or post-timeskip?
"I'm a genderbending goat in a relationship with a deer buck who makes knives out of blood, working on a privateering fleet run by a necromancer. I think I can handle complicated."
Smile reassuringly.
"You're my friend, Selena. I want to help you if I possibly can."

572906

>>572902
"Eh, just Tela works fine. Commander is okay and all, but it doesn't sound as great as 'your excellency' or 'mistress', so I figure it's not worth having ponies address me like that."

>>572259
"I did."

572907

>>572906
"About what?"

572908

>>572905
Eh…inbetween somewhere.
"I think this is one thing you can't help me with Hircus. You see I'm…expecting."

>>572906
I chuckle.
"Mistress Tela sounds a bit wrong."

572909

>>572907
"You, mostly. If you want specifics, you'll have to bug her though."

>>572908
"I think it's got a nice ring to it… but Emmy would never call me that, her own massive ego wouldn't allow it."

572910

>>572908
"You're… pregnant?"
I'm… unsure how I feel about this.
"That's… wow. May I ask who the father is?"

572911

>>572909
"How are you holding up?"

>>572910
"Eh…I'd rather keep that to myself..for now. As I said it's complicated."

572912

>>572909
Walk a bit more closer.
"So… I'm guessing you can't really move back?"

572913

>>572911
I grin.
"Pretty well, now that I've got a promotion. Hourglass is a fine lady and I'm caressing all her parts juuuust right."

>>572912
"Well… I could, but it'd be wrong to sleep away from my ship all the time."

572914

>>572911
"I see…"
Think for a moment.
"If you need me to, I'd be more than happy to help with anything you need. If someone needs to watch him- or her, I guess- you can count on me. I'd probably be able to get Ciddir to grow you a cradle right from the ship's hull, too. Or from something, at least."

572915

>>572913
"Sometimes at least? Every few days?"
Lower my voice.
"Please?"

572916

>>572914
"Thanks Hircus, I appreciate that."
Look at you.
"When are you going to tell me why you're a doe?"

>>572913
"I'm so glad for you. You deserve it more than anypony."

572917

>>572916
Blush and shrug.
"Well, Ciddir didn't want to be a doe anymore… and I sorta figured, since he'd been a doe for me, I ought to be a doe for him; at least for a while.
Besides, I was… curious, I guess."
Blush harder and look to the side.
"Can't say I complain about it, either."

572918

>>572915
"You can just sleep on the Hourglass, y'know. Room's pretty cozy!"

>>572916
"Thanks sweet cheeks. Y'know, the hold's pretty big and could probably be modified to fit all kinds of shit in it. Maybe if Abilio allows it, you could set up a distillery or something in there, to help with your potion stuff."

572919

>>572918
"Cozier than the mansion? I guess we could sleep at each other's places every now and then, how about that?"

572920

>>572919
"Whatever you say, sugarplums."

572921

>>572918
"And your rum." Wink.

>>572917
"You like being a doe?"

572922

>>572920
Walk even closer, brushing up against you.
"Sorry for being dumb… but fuck, that slap was still uncalled for."

572923

>>572921
"I'd rather drink than just store it."
Flash her a smile.

>>572922
I frown.
"It wasn't."

572924

>>572923
"I heard rum gets better with age though."

572925

>>572923
"I never slap you even when you piss me off!"

572926

>>572921
"Well… kinda… It makes me feel… I don't know, like I look good?
T-the sex is also a lot more… intense when you're female. So, that's a plus.
That said, I might get… tired of it after a while… I'm sort of flip-flopping on it right now."

572927

>>572924
"Rum tends to age way quicker than wine and shit, because it's usually brewed in places that are way hotter than a wine cellar."

>>572925
"Well I was fucking pissed off back then and rightfully so."

572928

>>572927
"You could have hugged me first before slapping me at least!"

572929

>>572926
"There's a lot more to being a female than just sex and looking good you know."
I grin.

>>572927
"Does it taste better with age?"

572930

>>572929
"Oh? Could you… enlighten me, perhaps?"

572931

>>572928
"What part of really fucking pissed don't you understand?"

>>572929
"Most people seem to think so, yeah."

572932

>>572931
Scrunch.
"You still shouldn't slap me around."

572933

>>572931
"Maybe we should store a few bottles then. It will be fun!"

>>572930
"Uh…"
I take a step back and scratch my chin.
"If you'll just be pretty, ponies will think you're dumb, you need something more to gain some respect. Like I work on my alchemy."

572934

>>572933
"Right, right, but that applies to everybody! Guys are supposed to be strong and handsome, but if he's only strong, ponies call him a dumb jock."

572935

>>572932
"Sometimes I don't know what else to do to make you fucking listen."

>>572933
"I think we got a pretty big supply stored already now that we've got the money."

572936

>>572935
"You don't see me shooting you when we have different opinions!"

572937

>>572934
"You also need to know how to behave yourself. Proper etiquette."

>>572935
I giggle then become a little more serious.
"Uh Tela, there's something I have to tell you."

572938

>>572937
Blink at that.
"…Sally didn't use etiquette. Neither does that trigger-happy dyke who's always running ahead of the group."

572939

>>572936
"Shooting's a little more extreme than a slap, idiot."

>>572937
"Mmm? Oh boy, this looks serious. What's up?"

572940

>>572938
Scrunch.
"They don't know how to behave."

>>572939
"You might want to sit down for a second."

572941

>>572939
"Your slaps really fucking hurt though!"

572942

>>572940
"Okay… how am I supposed to behave? I mean, I'm still honest with everyone."

572943

>>572940
Place my butt on the floor.
"… Alright? …I'm not gonna like this news, am I?"

>>572941
"Oh you survived far worse, don't be such a baby."

572944

>>572943
Take a deep breath.
"I'm pregnant."

572945

>>572942
"First of all, you need proper attire. Something that gives an air of dignity and grace."

572946

>>572943
Nuzzle against your neck.
"Didn't they teach you that mare beaters are not okay?"

572947

>>572944
Jerk back for a moment, then snort.
"Yeah, good one Selena. I thought you were a magician or something, not a comedian."

572948

>>572947
Stay serious.

572949

>>572945
"…Okay? And that would be…"

572950

>>572946
"My mom sometimes punched my dad too back in the day"

>>572948
Stare at her when she doesn't respond
"… Holy shit, you're actually serious?"

572951

>>572949
"Uh…you'd have to go searching until you find the right one. Something that goes with your fur."

>>572950
Nod nervously.

572952

>>572950
"Is that what made you so agressive?"

572953

>>572951
Rub my head.
"Uh… congrats? Who's the father again? … fuck, I'm sorry but I didn't even know you were together with someone."

>>572952
"Nah. She was just a cunt sometimes."

572954

>>572951
"Why are clothes important? Isn't that just another way of saying that you have money?"

572955

>>572953
"You definitely inherited that, didn't you?"

572956

>>572955
"If I inherited that, I'd hate to meet your mom."

572957

>>572953
"Eh…It's complicated. Can you keep a secret, I don't really want it getting out yet…"

>>572954
Rub my temples, then put a hoof around your shoulders.
"Clothes are a way of expressing yourself and how you feel."

572958

>>572956
"I'd blow her brains out before you got a chance to make friends with her."

572959

>>572957
"Oh… oh! Okay! I can see that… but then, why are most mares always naked?"

572960

>>572957
I scratch my head.
"Well yeah…
Wait…
Oh no, did Light heart fuck you after using the altar and knock you up or something?"

>>572958
"You're a real cupcake when you say things like that."

572961

>>572960
Wince.
"What? No, no, it's…Face"

>>572959
"Because it's comfortable sometimes."

572962

>>572960
"Yeah, I know… want to have some make-up sex now that we're back together instead of talking?~"

572963

>>572961
I arch a brow and smirk
"Face? Huh. Aren't you a lucky bird. How'd he react?"

>>572962
"Kind of on duty here, Emmy. But after that… sure thing."

572964

>>572961
"All right, so… I guess I can do that. I might need your help with that.
In the meantime… If whoever knocked you up tries to run out on you, just let me know. I… I don't know the first thing about parenting, but… if Ciddir doesn't mind, I think we'd be more than willing to help raise the kid. If you wanted, of course."

572965

>>572963
"C'mon, I'm sure that you have time for a quickie!"

572966

>>572963
Scratch my head.
"He asked if I was going to keep it."

>>572964
Grin.
"Thank Hircus, I'll keep it in mind."

572967

>>572965
I sigh and look around.
"… Fine."

>>572966
"… Oh. And are you going to?"

572968

>>572967
Snicker.
"I knew it~
Your place?"

572969

>>572966
"I'm serious. I… I know I don't really have any claim to act as a father, but…
I know what it's like, growing up without parents… knowing that whoever was your caretaker decided…"
Look away and clench my eyes shut.
"…decided you weren't worth keeping around… I don't want that for anypony's kid. Especially not a friend's.
…And I'm being a 'baka yagi' again, aren't I? Pulling up unimportant stuff for my own sake. Sorry."

572970

>>572968
"Sure thing, not like there's many people around there anyway."

572971

>>572970
"And I've got to try out your new bed."

572972

>>572969
Grin and put a hoof on your shoulder.
"Thanks….what's a baka yagi?" I ask confused a few seconds later.

>>572967
"I….I don't know. I should but…it doesn't feel right."

572973

>>572972
"Manako's nickname for me. I found out that it means 'idiot goat.'"
I chuckle amusedly.
"She still doesn't know that I got told what it means. I actually find it endearing, really."

572974

>>572971
"Try not to break anything. There's a lot of sharp objects lying around."
Lead her to my cabin

>>572972
"Well, it's your decision, Selena."
I shake my head.
"Emmy hates kids…she'd never take one herself. But me? I like 'em. If I were in your shoes, I'd probably keep it too!"

572975

>>572974
"Them…Luck told me it's twins…"

572976

>>572974
Follow you, and look around in your cabin when we get there.
"Don't worry, I'm more interested in you than your toys."

572977

>>572973
"I won't tell her, promise."
Grin.

572978

>>572975
"Whoa… two for the price of one! Boys? Girls? Boy and girl?"

>>572976
There's probably a lot of stuff lying around, mostly blades and whatnot
"Yeah I'm sure."

572979

>>572978
Is this after timeskip?

572980

>>572979
Uh… maybe?

572981

>>572978
Drop my saddle and clothes off as quickly as I can, then jump onto your bed.
"C'mon, Tela, aren't you happy to be back together? Or that I'll try and be less reckless for you?"

572982

>>572977
"Thanks. Good luck with everything, and… What would be a good time for Ciddir to come over and see if he can get a cradle set up?"

572983

>>572980
Let's go with it.
"Luck says it's girls."

>>572982
"Uh…let's just wait a bit on that."

572984

>>572981
Pounce her and pin her down.
"Yeah I am, but you're talking way too fucking much. Just shut up and get that tongue ready for some other action."

>>572983
"Nice. Got names already?"

572985

>>572984
"I haven't been thinking about it. There's still time. Luckily."

572986

>>572983
"All right. It might take a while if it has to be grown from the wood. I'll talk to Ciddir and get back to you on that."

572987

>>572986
"Hircus, just..let's wait a bit okay?"

572988

>>572987
"…Please tell me you're not considering what I think you're considering."

572989

>>572985
"Right… well, congrats again Selena. I got to admit I did not see this coming at all though."

572990

>>572988
"…what?"

>>572989
I chuckle.
"Honestly, I didn't see it coming either. Guess this will put a dent in you teaching me how to drink rum."

572991

>>572984
Smirk up.
"Show me the goods then~"

572992

>>572990
"I've… I've heard that some mares… decide to get rid of their kids. Something called abortion or something… please tell me you're not considering that."

572993

>>572992
"I..uh…I don't know…this is all so sudden, I haven't made decisions yet."

572994

>>572990
"Eh… don't worry 'bout it. Drinking's not everything in the world. As long as you're happy… I'm happy for you. And when those kids are born and you need someone to look after them while you're doing other stuff, I'll gladly do it."

>>572991
Oh I'll show you alright. Sit down on her face for starters.

572995

>>572994
Whoop whoop
Dat ass too fat
'1d10+2'

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

572996

>>572994
I bite my lip.
"I didn't really want to talk about it yet, but when my thoughts turned to it, you'd be my first choice to look after them."
Give you a hug '1d10'
"Thanks Tela."

Roll #1 9 = 9

572997

>>572993
"…If you decide you don't want it, I'll raise the kid. There's nothing wrong with admitting that you don't want to be a parent."

572998

>>572995
Aw shit. I'm going to have to cover my mouth for this one. At least there aren't many people around to hear
Once we're done with the appetizers… it's time for the main dish of the evening [5d10+10]

>>572996
Shiny hug. [1d10]
"Aw heck, that's kind of you to say. don't worry Selena, I'll be here to support you whenever you need it."

Roll #1 3, 7, 1, 5, 2 + 10 = 28 / Roll #2 5 = 5

572999

>>572997
Slap you '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

573000

>>572998
And what a meal it is!
Juicy~

Roll #1 3, 1, 5, 10, 2 + 10 = 31

573001

>>572999
That didn't hurt much it seems.
I fume.
"You watch your fucking words."
I storm off.

573002

>>573000
"Hm… I think we got rusty…"

573003

>>573001
Nope, stop you in your tracks.
"Don't you fucking dismiss me like that. I'm willing to do anything I can to help you and the kid."

573004

>>572998
"Thanks Tela, that means a lot to me."

573005

>>572998
"Thanks Tela, that means a lot to me."

>>573003
"GOOD. You can start by getting out of my fucking way and stop talking about taking my kids."

573006

>>573002
Lick my lips and snicker
"We'll have a lot to catch up on then…
Though it seemed you really needed it. Think I made your little crew hear you?~"

573007

>>573005
"I'm not- I was trying to give you an option that isn't abortion if you decide you don't want it!"

573008

>>573004
"Psch. You just make sure to take it easy while you're in this state. No drinking, smoking, stressing or any dangerous shit. You know the drill, right?"

>>573006
"Eh, they're not permanent anyway. There's that Spry Jack chick that's been at the helm a few times… the others are just changed out every day."

573009

>>573008
"I guess if they are not just for this ship… then word of the cute sounds the Commander of the Hourglass makes will spread to more than just this ship."
Start snickering again.

573010

>>573007
Move closer and whisper with barely contained rage in your ear.
"Listen very closely to me. Me and the father decide what happens to my kids, not you, not Abilio, not even fucking Celestia. And if you ever even so much as think about taking my kids again or trying to make decisions for me, I'll poison you in your sleep, got it?
Now get the fuck out of my way before I get really mad.
"

>>573008
"Don't worry, I got it all under control. Except my cravings for pickles…and hay butter and melons, and…oh I can't say more."

573011

>>573009
"Let them talk… I had my fun, that's all that matters. And besides, those fuckers are screwing each other in public all the time!"

>>573010
"At least there's no shortage of doctors to help with this whole thing!"

573012

>>573010
"Someone decided that instead of taking care of a little goat barely old enough to walk or turning it over to the orphanage or child-care system, it was better to just toss him out on the street to die. I still hate them for doing that to me.
I'm not trying to make decisions, for you or your kids. But I can't let the same thing happen to them that happened to me.
Nobody deserves that pain. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
"

573013

>>573011
"What, are you jealous? You want to fuck in public too?"

573014

>>573013
"Nope."

573015

>>573012
"Yeah, Luck has been really helpful. He's a really nice pony."

>>573012
"ARE YOU SAYING I'D THROW MY KIDS IN THE GUTTER?!?"

573016

>>573014
Hug you closer with a wing.
"C'mon, you get all flustered whenever I smack your ass in front of others."

573017

>>573015
Blink and step back.
"…I had to be sure. Even if you were Celestia herself, I'd have had to ask to be sure. I'm sorry if that offended you."

573018

>>573015
"Can't say I know him. Hard to keep up with all the people on this fleet. There's like thousands of them."

>>573016
"For a reason that isn't enjoyment."

573019

>>573018
"You totally get hot and bothered~"

573020

>>573017
Glare at you and spit out every word.
"You. thought. I'd. be. capable. of. that."
Shake my head.
"Yeah, you're sorry. I thought you were my friend but instead you sit here trying to take my kids because I'd throw them into the fucking gutter.
I hope next time you slice your wrists, you'll do it fucking properly."

573021

>>573018
"You don't go to the doctor? Tela, that's important!"

573022

>>573019
"My temper gets hot alright."

>>573021
"Uh…"
I rub the back of my head.
"Well I get healed by Rosy, Manako or that chink mare in combat pretty often. Doesn't that count?"

573023

>>573020
Reel back as if struck.
"that's not- I didn't- FUCK! If that's the case, then what the fuck was that "I haven't made any decisions" bullshit? I asked you to tell me you weren't considering it, and you essentially told me you hadn't ruled it out! What other conclusion was I supposed to draw?"

573024

>>573022
"You should channel your agression into something else. Like, I dunno', lust?"

573025

>>573024
"Cunt fuel?"

573026

>>573025
Snicker.
"I guess?"

573027

>>573022
"That's just combat healing! It just heals flesh wounds. What if you've got some kind of illness? It's best to check up once in a while to see such things quick."

>>573023
"So I haven't made a decision and in your twisted little mind that means I'll throw my kids in the street. You sad little goat. You even know how pathetic you are, crying to every pony about how bad your childhood was and how horrible your parents you never knew were. Maybe that's why you like being a doe so much, maybe now daddy will take you back."

573028

>>573026
"I dunno… I thought you didn't like it rough? Not really that fond of it myself…"

>>573027
Look a little worried.
"You… you think I'm ill?"

573029

>>573027
"…Fine." Step out of her way.
"If this is what you're really like… then I don't know how I ever considered you a friend."
Try not to cry. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

573030

>>573029
Trot further without looking back.
"Now go cry in your little corner."

>>573028
Feel your forehead.
"Oh my…" concern.

573031

>>573030
"… What do you mean 'Oh my'!?"

573032

>>573028
"Eh, sometimes it's fun when you pin me down, but it'd get boring after a while if that was the only thing we did it.
It's so much fun to just tease you and watch you squirm~"

573033

>>573031
"You haven't been feeling a bit sweaty lately, have you?"

573034

>>573032
"Well… I like mixing things up between the two, I guess."

>>573033
"Only when I'm doing it with Emmy or when it's hot outside… That's normal!"

573035

>>573034
"If you say so…"

573036

>>573034
"Face said there were books about positions and stuff for mares… I should get a book like that, don't you think?~"

573037

>>573035
"Hey! It is normal! Totally normal!"

>>573036
"Uh… sure?"

573038

>>573037
I nod.
"Of course."
Wave my hoof.
"I was thinking…ah, I was just being silly, that would be very unlikely."

573039

>>573037
Blink.
"What, we do a lot of things, but I'm sure we missed out some creative shit to do to each other."

573040

>>573038
"… What? What were you thinking?"

573041

>>573039
"I guess we might…"

573042

>>573041
"You don't sound very excited."

573043

>>573040
"Ah forget about, it's like one in a thousand chance you know. It would be like winning the lottery, a horrible lottery."

573044

>>573042
"Reading and sex doesn't sound like a great combination, that's all."

>>573043
I stomp a hoof.
"Tell me!"

573045

>>573044
Give you a look.
"We wouldn't be reading and fucking at the same time, dumbass."

573046

>>573045
"I know. But still.
Whatever though, just get that book."

573047

>>573044
"I once read about this disease. It starts very innocent, you're a bit sweaty, you feel a bit feverish, you start feeling fatigued, mood swings…"

573048

>>573047
I scrunch.

573049

>>573046
Frown.
"I was hoping for more than a meh, but fuck, you're right, books are dumb anyway…"

573050

>>573049
"Just get the fucking book!"

573051

>>573048
"But then, then it gets worse. You start feeling dizzy, you see spots and your mane starts falling out…"

573052

>>573050
"I don't even know where to find one like that yet! It was just an idea I threw up but you don't seem to give a shit about it!"

573053

>>573051
"That's fucking horrible!"
Start prancing in place nervously.
"I need a doctor… Maneloss is where I draw the fucking line."

>>573052
"Fine, I'll get it myself then."

573054

>>573053
Snort.
"I'd like to see you asking around for a book on lesbian sex."

573055

>>573054
I scrunch.
"Just you wait…"

573056

>>573053
"You better go see him first thing tomorrow!"

573057

>>573055
Smirk.
"Oh, I will. I want to be there when you awkwardly try to ask ponies about it."

573237

Go find Emrille. Post timeskip.

573238

>>573237
I'm probably chilling in the mansion.

573239

>>573238
Settle down somewhere comfortable.
"A clean mansion at last. No explosions, no ruins… only a few more empty rooms left."

573240

>>573239
Smirk.
"With the money, we can get some fancy furniture for those as well."

573241

>>573240
"Only the fanciest will do. Perhaps you should consider a wardrobe… upgrade as well. I certainly will do."

573242

>>573241
Nod.
"A fancy attire, yes, with golden buttons and everything… I was thinking of something that looks like it's military, but still stylish."

573243

>>573242
"It is still surprising, really, to witness your attraction to military style costumes. While Tela does not wear any of the sort, despite her background."

573244

>>573243
Lean back in my seat.
"They have this… y'know, authority. Somepony sees that you are wearing an outfit like that and they will think 'Shit, that mare is somepony I don't want to cross'."
Smirk.

573245

>>573244
"Of course. I never quite had the need for such methods myself, I must admit."

573246

>>573245
"Yeah, why, because even if you're naked ponies know you're the hot shit?"
Chuckle.

573247

>>573246
"I would not dare to be so presumptuous of my looks and image aboard the fleet."

573248

>>573247
"Are you saying you're not the hot shit then? Or you just don't want to admit it?"

573249

>>573248
"I am what ponies believe I am through observation of my looks and character. I assume they see me for the stylish and elegant mare that I am at this time."

573250

>>573249
"At what time are you a slut? Because I'd get a pocket watch if you told me."

573251

>>573250
"My, such rude vocabulary for such a young mare."
I shake my head in mock disapproval.

573252

>>573251
Snicker.
"What are you going to do, spank me?"

573253

>>573252
"Perhaps I ought to do so."

573254

>>573253
"I'm right here~"

573255

>>573254
"I believe I would be obligated to change into a stallion first. You may enjoy it otherwise."

573256

>>573255
"Me, enjoying your spanking? Never! Whatever gave you that idea?"

573257

>>573256
"You are a deviant lesbian, miss Emrille. Your kind has depraved ideas of pleasure and I cannot risk participating in such hedonistic activities lest my reputation is ruined."

573258

>>573257
"I'm sure we could make something sweet happen… would they take back