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936823 No. 936823 ID: 1301e8

CASE 2: The secret art of the great, green twin wyrms.
[Very NSFW]

Wiki and previous threads: https://tgchan.org/wiki/New_Horizons
Discussion thread: https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/112260.html


“…And our next piece is drawn the very talented and gifted Pilli DuGast. See the stroke work, how it splashes unto the canvas with such fury and vigor. You can almost see the emotion of the artist as he painted this masterpiece. The shape language tells us a story on its own, with the sharp angles contrasting the soft circles of its centerpiece, whiles the colors, red and green, presents us with the idea of the endless conflict of the two sides of our very soul. Tell us, Pelli, what emotional significances, what deep enigmas and thoughtful depictions are you presenting us with?”
Marquis Isabella de Lac Vicatar the IV.
At the monthly art appreciation extravaganza at the Sunstrider gallery of grounded and local art.

“It’s a rooster.”
Pelli DuGast
About four seconds after the last quote.

“…oh.”
Marquis Isabella de Lac Vicatar the IV.
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No. 942689 ID: 1301e8
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They waste no time getting your clothes off and covering you in all kind of food stuff, as they seem to be in quite the hurry. You can even overhear some of the people placing food on complaining that you were late and that you were supposed to be female, though they keep referring to you with the name Siklia. In fact, only the Cibic that Kat apparently talked with seem to know you’re completely new to this and they give you some pointers, which mostly boils down to lie still, shut up and not let them get to handsy with you. Ergo, you can only conclude that they were expecting Kat’s friend and don’t know you’re taking her place.

As they finish making a spread upon your body consistent of Hiver sea food and… you’re not sure what the other stuff is, but you digress, the Cibic comes up to you with a mind damper necklace in their hands and ask you if you’re ready. In your current, food covered state you can’t do anything but nod and brace yourself for what is to come. Your mind is thrown into a thick mist, clouding your perception of the world around you, ensuring that you can’t reach out with your mind to speak and be spoken to by others.

You’re carried to a room with four Xeno’s, both male and female of several species. You hear them talk and cheer, but everything they say is spoken in an alien language you cannot hope to understand. Without your telepathy, the sounds they make are simply grotesque noises made by feral animals and nothing more. You can see some of them pointing at you, or to be more précises, to the food on you, already planning on what they’ll grab first. One of them even drags their hand across your hip before giving your bum a pinch when she doesn’t think anyone is watching.
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No. 942690 ID: 1301e8
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…and before the dinner can even start, you spot another club employee filming the whole thing. An overweight male Serpents… whose name is Tezo Axio, if you’re reading his name tag correctly. And here you are, deaf, mute and unable to move without causing a scene. Verily, this just your usual luck…
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No. 942693 ID: b1b4f3

>>942690
You can still use your comms. I wonder if Thule can tell Tezo you'd like to meet him afterwards? He's free to move throughout the building, isn't he?
Try sending Thule a message.
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No. 942703 ID: ad51b8

how against would you be about just stealing the camera later so it doesn't get out?
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No. 942704 ID: 91ee5f

>>942690
You said the necklace only affects your telepathy. So it’s a good thing you’ve still got another method of communication! You’ve still got your comms!

>>942693
Try this.
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No. 942716 ID: e6f10c

Don't talk like your luck is bad here. This is much more like your luck was alright but not better. Just laying here you confirmed Tezo Axio is in the club and a member of the wait staff. ...Or possibly someone higher up posing as a member of the wait staff, since you'd think both staff and members wouldn't be allowed to record what goes on in the club. Well, whatever the reason he can get away with that, it looks like you're probably gonna be the subject of one of Tezo's future paintings.

Now, just play your part, don't screw up and you'll be able to join Thule once you're done here and work to get Tezo into the SAIs' private rooms to speak with him. Meanwhile you can pass the time playing solitaire on your comm implant or listening to a audiobook or something. Oh, or calling Ben to ask him if he'd be up to a threesome with a domineering Hiver female and you sometime later.

You can try to call or text Thule to inform him that you spotted Tezo Axio here wearing a waiter's outfit and taking photos, then ask if that's against club rules. Though, don't be surprised if your comms don't work since the club rooms are likely comm shielded.

If the club put a mind dampening necklace on you to keep you from listening in on the club members conversations, that seems rather ineffectual considering you have a comm implant that can record external audio; It can do that, right? Pipe the audio through a voice-to-text converter or translation app and you'll be able to understand what they're saying. Though, it won't work for Serpens unless your comm implant can pick up external telepathic transmissions.

>>942693
>I wonder if Thule can tell Tezo you'd like to meet him afterwards? He's free to move throughout the building, isn't he?
I was under the impression that the Thule hadn't been here long enough for the club to allow him to move about outside the SAIs' private rooms. But even if he could move about the general areas of the club, I think Rishi is in a private room, thus Thule wouldn't be allowed in here. Though, if Tezo leaves this room, then Thule could ask Tezo to speak with you in the SAIs' private rooms later.
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No. 942744 ID: a9af05

>>942690
He's probably here to have a look at the person that was asking for him, just to see if he needs to be worried or not. Taking pictures is just a bonus for him.

You could try winking at him.
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No. 943061 ID: 1301e8
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>Don't talk like your luck is bad here. This is much more like your luck was alright but not better. Just laying here you confirmed Tezo Axio is in the club and a member of the wait staff.
Unlucky or not, it still feels annoying to have him right there exactly when you can’t talk to him. Though having confirmed that he works here is something at least.
>You'd think both staff and members wouldn't be allowed to record what goes on in the club.
Going by the fact that the guests are posing for him and seemingly directing where he’s filming, you can only come to the conclusion that they actually asked him to be here. Ergo, his job is probably to actually record people at the club.
>He's probably here to have a look at the person that was asking for him, just to see if he needs to be worried or not. Taking pictures is just a bonus for him.
He’s barely noticed that you’re here, so that seems unlikely. Verily, you’re more of an object right now anyway, to be placed in the background of a photo.
>How against would you be about just stealing the camera later so it doesn't get out?
You’re sure this is only for private use for these four individuals… and you’re sure you can get them to blur your face if you ask them too…

>Now, just play your part, don't screw up and you'll be able to join Thule once you're done here and work to get Tezo into the SAIs' private rooms to speak with him.
Even if your main objective is right there, you can’t let yourself lose focus on here and now. Verily, laying still is actually harder than it sounds… especially when one of the ladies keep “accidently” stroking your sides… and one of the guys keep pinching you with those weird eating utilizes they got when he grabs the food. Why can’t they just use a fork instead of those wooden sticks? Luckily, the last two are either too focused on the food itself or posing for Tezu to be of any trouble to you.
>You said the necklace only affects your telepathy. So it’s a good thing you’ve still got another method of communication! You’ve still got your comms!
Indeed, you still got your comms. What you lack is the number to contact Tezu himself, as his social profile lacked one. Maybe you can contact someone else?
>You have a comm implant that can record external audio; It can do that, right?
Normally, yes, but they made sure to disable those functions while they were prepping you to become a plate. Verily, you might be able to just activate them again yourself, but you don’t think they’ll appreciate that when you’re done here.

>I wonder if Thule can tell Tezo you'd like to meet him afterwards? He's free to move throughout the building, isn't he? Call him and ask.
:ThuleNH: You wish for me to converse to Tezu? It’s possible I can find you, as long as I can get to you by going through any of the general areas in this establishment. What is your current location?
:RishiNH: A private room somewhere on the ground floor. Sadly, I wasn’t able to catch any kind of number or name on this room, if they even have one. Verily, unless you know where they serve food like this, I don’t think you’ll be able to find me.
:ThuleNH: Then I’ll await further instructions.
>or calling Ben to ask him if he'd be up to a threesome with a domineering Hiver female and you sometime later.
… … …apparently, they don’t allow you to contact anyone outside the club. Crud.

>You could try winking at him.
As soon as you see that his attention is centered on you, you wink at him in the most obvious way you can. It doesn’t go unnoticed as he gets closer and continues filming you. Verily, he probably believes that you’re putting on a bit of a show for the camera. Now that he’s focused on you, you start to twist and turn your head around as if you’re trying to get his attention even more… which seem to work… to a certain extent. He lowers the camera and stares at you in confusion, but you at least have his attention now. Of course, now you just need to figure out a way to tell him you want to talk to him later without moving your body, talking or disturbing any of the food that’s still on you… or the guests, for that matter.
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No. 943062 ID: b1b4f3

>>943061
"Cameraman" huh?
...can you move the very end of your tail without disturbing anything/anyone? Maybe you can get him to come over and initiate contact to get past the collar.
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No. 943089 ID: a9af05

>>943061
>Nametag
What is that red writing under the word "Cameraman"? If you can get him to come closer, you might be able to read it.

You might be able to get him to come closer if you slowly make the "come over here" gesture with your hand. And I say slowly because you don't want to wiggle around too much and knock some food off of yourself.

Does he need to be physically touching you in order to bypass the necklace so that you can talk to him?

>Why can’t they just use a fork instead of those wooden sticks?
Rishi, ask yourself this: "Do I want to be accidentally stabbed by a fork or do I want to accidentally be pinched by these wooden sticks?"

Once you come to the obvious correct answer, you'll realize that there's a reason they don't have forks! It's harmful to the person that's currently being the plate! Plus, there's always the chance that blood could be drawn and that would ruin the food.
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No. 943181 ID: c49ece

Is there a universal Serpens gesture for 'mind-meld me'?
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No. 943188 ID: 974afd

>>943061
Tail motion for "get over here" could work, long as there's not food on it.
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No. 943189 ID: bbd5f5

>>943061
Good, we've got his attention. The next step is to communicate with him using only our eyes to tell him how to contact us.

I know! We can tell him our comm number by winking in base-8! You've got three eyes facing him, meaning you can form a total of eight different gestures by opening and closing them in specific combinations. That's enough to form the basis of a language.

If your number doesn't easily translate to base-8, then is there some other simple code you could use, like Morse code? We only need to convey a simple message, just enough to tell him your name and say "call me". Perhaps you could use a Serpens mythological reference, or allude to something you saw in one of his paintings, something that would be inconspicuous to anyone else nearby while still telling him what we need him to know.

The important thing right now is to move as little as possible. We don't want to mess up anyone's dining experience. Acting as living furniture might not be our usual profession, but it's a job we took and we're going to be professional about it.
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No. 943190 ID: b1b4f3

Oh, if you do get him to mind-meld please first make it clear that you mean no harm and will respect his privacy no matter what.
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No. 943200 ID: 91ee5f

>>943061
If you’re able to communicate with him, then don’t give him the entire message from Isabella right now. You have to make sure whatever you tell him is a short message, since he’s supposed to be working right now.

Ask Thule what room he’s in, since it’s gotta have a name or room number. Then if you can get Tezo to talk to you, ask him to meet you in the room that Thule is in, once you know the name or number of the room.

If you successfully get Tezo to meet you, then just in case he has the same reaction that Drizu Axio had, don’t call him The Great Green Twin Wyrm until the very end of delivering Isabella‘s message. That way if he does have the same reaction as Drizu, you’ll have delivered the entire message successfully before he slithers away and tells you to leave him alone.
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No. 943331 ID: 1301e8
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>Rishi, ask yourself this: "Do I want to be accidentally stabbed by a fork or do I want to accidentally be pinched by these wooden sticks?"
Good point, those points are far worse. Those wooden sticks might actually be on to something.
>The important thing right now is to move as little as possible. We don't want to mess up anyone's dining experience.
Verily, messing things up now will probably ruin your chances to talk to Tezo. Ergo, you must be the best plate that ever plated!
>"Cameraman" huh?
That would explain why he’s allowed to film these people.
>What is that red writing under the word "Cameraman"?
“Dreamweaver”. So he’s part of the club.

>Ask Thule what room he’s in, since it’s gotta have a name or room number.
:ThuleNH: N34-ktz-N340. Third floor, main bu-ktz-main building. Just follow the danc-ktz-just follow the signs.


>I know! We can tell him our comm number by winking in base-8! You've got three eyes facing him, meaning you can form a total of eight different gestures by opening and closing them in specific combinations.
While it would be possible for you to send him a simple message, like your comm information, by using base-8, it’s also all to possible that he won’t understand any message you try to send him, seeing as he’ll have no idea what each combination represents and would probably just think that you’re mad. Ergo, there has to be a simpler solution with higher rate of success than speaking in base-8.
>If your number doesn't easily translate to base-8, then is there some other simple code you could use, like Morse code?
You start to blink at him in Morse and he looks at you confused.

Then before you can do anything else he’s pulled away by one of the patrons and is forced to return to his duties for now.

>Does he need to be physically touching you in order to bypass the necklace so that you can talk to him?
It might be possible, but you’re not sure. Your experiences with these necklaces are lacking.
>Is there a universal Serpens gesture for 'mind-meld me'?
Not one that you can do in decent company. Also, mind-melding is far from convert, so you’ll probably stick to just talking to him for now.

You watch as Tezo takes one last group photo of the group with you visible in the background before you see them beckon for him to leave. Tezo on his parts holds up his finger as if to ask for just one more minute and look over at you.

>Tail motion for "get over here" could work, long as there's not food on it.
With your tail free, you managed to make a simple motion of “come closer” to him and he abides. He slithers right up to your tail and grabs in.

:TezoNH: Hey there you alright or do you need anything are they treating you alright theyaren’ttohandsyarethey?
:RishiNH: Err… they are fine… well, expect for the Sakkilian lady, she keep pinching me. But th-
:TezoNH: I’ll talk to her real quick but hey can you do me a quick favor can you maybe do a V-sign or something and wink for this last photo soitlookslikeyou’rehavingagoodtimeaswellandstuff?
:RishiNH: …sure? But I ne-
:TezoNH: Great good talk bye.
:RishiNH: Wa-

He let’s go of your tail and sever the mental connection the two of you had, but reacting quickly, you manages to grab his hand with your tail tip before he gets away.
:TezoNH: Huh!? What a-
:RishiNH: I got a message for you! Just listen for a second.

>If you’re able to communicate with him, then don’t give him the entire message from Isabella right now.
:RishiNH: The Sunstrider gallery of grounded and local art wishes to give you a prize fo-
:TezoNH: Prize for what is this some kind of scam or i-
:RishiNH: For one of your paintings. The marq-
:TezoNH: But I haven’t sent any paintings anywhere I still got themormyhusbandgotwhy do they have my paintings!?
:RishiNH: …because you’ve been sending them there for years?
:TezoNH: No I haven’t I haven’t sent a painting anywhere ever!
>Then if you can get Tezo to talk to you, ask him to meet you in the room that Thule is in, once you know the name or number of the room.
:RishiNH: Okay, there might be some confusion here. How about after I’m done here, we can meet in room N340 i-
:TezoNH: What no I’m not going anywhere with some painting thief you would be glad I don’t call security and have you thrown out!
:RishiNH: Wait, but I haven’t-
:TezoNH: Now let go of me so I can take this last photo and leave and I’ll tell that lady to stop pinching you if you justletgoofmealready!

He is trying to free himself from your tail without causing a scene, as the other patrons have still not noticed that anything is off. You better act now.
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No. 943332 ID: b1b4f3

Tell him if his paintings are stolen you can help him recover them, so long as he can confirm that they're his. Does he sign them?
Can't he sense your emotions, tell that you're being honest and mean no harm?
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No. 943333 ID: 32b5ec

>>943331
"Hey, I didn't steal any paintings. I was hired to find whoever created the paintings my client possesses. If they are yours, and it turns out she has stolen them, I can assure you I will assist in their recovery; however, this can only be cleared up if you agree to meet me later, be it at my office or somewhere else in a far less awkward position. That work for you?"
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No. 943334 ID: 91ee5f

>>943331
Give him Isabella‘s contact number and your contact number.

Tell him that if his paintings are being stolen, then he needs to contact Isabella and tell her. You’ll even go with him if he wants to tell her in person!

And if he changes his mind on wanting to talk to you, he can either meet you in the room Thule is in or, if you’re not there, he can call you.

Then tell him to he can take your picture now, let him go, and do a V-sign and wink for him.
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No. 943337 ID: c49ece

What about the one for Drizu? The one of the flowers? Or the one next to the portrait of you and him in the Sol Corp building?
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No. 943345 ID: 3674e7

>>943331
Could it be that he has been the one painting but not the one turning them in? Maybe his brother/friend has been doing it behind his back all this time.
If his friend/brother was close to him and found his art good but he himself thought that it wasn’t he could have handed them to the gallery without their knowledge to get his art recognised thus proving his point that the art was good to him.
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No. 943348 ID: e6f10c

You're gonna have to talk fast so he can't cut you off. Tell him you're a P.I., Rishi Zsazsa, hired by the Sunstrider Gallery's owner, Isabella, to find the artist Great Green Twin Wyrm, him, and get him in contact with her. Tell him Isabella's comm number and ask him to please just call her. Tell her he's the Great Green Twin Wyrm and him and her can sort out this business with his paintings. Then tell him your comm number and to call you if he wants to know any more.

>themormyhusbandgotwhy
>husband
He's married? Well, that's a real un-Serpens thing, isn't it? And it's rather likely that Drizu is Axio's husband, going by what you've seen so far. ...And going by the way Axio doesn't know the paintings are gone and that Drizu got all aggressive when he found out who you were looking for, Drizu is either involved in the paintings getting to the gallery or is hiding that the paintings are gone from Axio.

Also, since there's no outside comms in the club, that'd explain why Drizu didn't get in contact with Axio the second you left Drizu's office.
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No. 943354 ID: b1b4f3

I don't see much reason to hide the act of donating paintings to a museum. Not unless there's something else being smuggled in with the paintings that the curator doesn't know about.
It's more likely that Tezo is making up excuses to decline- I mean, saying the paintings aren't supposed to be in the museum is one thing, but accusing the messenger of being the thief is another. It's frankly a ridiculous accusation; why would a painting thief track down the owner and invite them to the museum they DONATED the paintings to?
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No. 943389 ID: bbd5f5

>>943331
Well, attempting to hold an extended conversation in the middle of your respective jobs turned out awkward. That's why we said not to try and give him the whole message right now. It sounds like he's kind of in a hurry, so we should keep our current meeting as brief as we reasonably can.

Sure, we'll wink for a photo if Tezo agrees to talk later so we can explain things properly. It sounds like something suspicious is going on and we want to help him get to the bottom of it. Sharing comm numbers should be enough.

Or if he doesn't want to talk about it over the comm system for some reason, he could give us a room number where he'd be comfortable meeting with us later. If he thinks we're suspicious, would he be more comfortable if we were tied down while we were talking so we couldn't try to attack him or anything?

If we have the time, we might want to assure him that we don't mean any harm and were simply having a difficult time getting into contact with him.
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No. 943409 ID: a9af05

>>943331
"I was just hired to find you and deliver a message to you, which I have. If you believe your artwork has been stolen, then contact my employer at this number" *give him Isabella's number* "to tell her."

"If that's not enough to satisfy you, you can call me at this number" *give him Rishi's number* "and I'll help you find the art thief."

Then let him go and pose for the camera, without knocking any of the food off of you. Afterwards, go join Thule and hang out with him for a little bit. If Tezo wants to talk to you, he can have someone from security bring you to him or he can have someone in the security room follow you on the cameras and then he'll come to the room you're in.
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No. 953285 ID: 1301e8
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>You're gonna have to talk fast so he can't cut you off.
He’s already talking way faster than you can ever hope to do, but you’ll try your best to get a full sentence out at least.
>Can't he sense your emotions, tell that you're being honest and mean no harm?
Even at best of times, just touching someone to get their emotions is rather unreliable. Right now your emotions are a bit of a mess and the contact between the two of you aren’t great, so he’s probably not getting any kind of reading on you that he can trust.

>It's frankly a ridiculous accusation; why would a painting thief track down the owner and invite them to the museum they DONATED the paintings to?
:TezoNH: Eh? But… see… you…
:RishiNH: And why would a thief even donate the paintings?
:TezoNH: …alright fine you’renotthethiefbut I’m still not going to your scam museum!
>Sure, we'll wink for a photo if Tezo agrees to talk later so we can explain things properly. It sounds like something suspicious is going on and we want to help him get to the bottom of it.
:TezoNH: Just do your job so wecangetoutofherenadI’lltalk whatever.
>He can either meet you in the room Thule is in or, if you’re not there, he can call you.
:TezoNH: Give me their room number and I’ll meet you do there as soon as I can find the time but I’msureitwillbeawasteoftimebut if you insist…

>Do a V-sign and wink for him.
You strike your pose for the camera, though with you still having some food on you you’re stuck with doing a V-sign and a wink, but the clientele seems to appreciate it nonetheless, what with them doing their own V-signs behind you.

It doesn’t take long after Tezo leaves for the last of the food to disappear and your job to be done, but even as the other employees are carrying you out from the room the lady that can’t keep her hands to herself “accidently” strokes your chest and whispers what you think is a room number into your ear. She’s getting a bit annoying…

It takes a while for you to clean of any leftover food and to dress yourself again, so you can only hope that Tezo haven’t already been by Thule’s room and already left.
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No. 953286 ID: 1301e8
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>He's married? Well, that's a real un-Serpens thing, isn't it? And it's rather likely that Drizu is Axio's husband, going by what you've seen so far.
Serpents are quite odd here out in space, aren’t they? But if they want to adopt alien customs you won’t judge. You’re not sure how this… husbandry thing works, but you guess that Drizu would be the best match you know of so far for being his sole partner.
>...And going by the way Axio doesn't know the paintings are gone and that Drizu got all aggressive when he found out who you were looking for, Drizu is either involved in the paintings getting to the gallery or is hiding that the paintings are gone from Axio.
Drizu is definitely connected, especially seeing that all the paintings in the museum were gifted to him. Now, why was he so… defensive about them?
>I don't see much reason to hide the act of donating paintings to a museum.
…hmm… why do you donate something to a museum? Tax cut? No, they would need to be worth something first… to smuggle something? No, that’s stupid and to complex. No, there has to be a simple reason… like someone wanted people to see the paintings… or just wanted to get rid of them without throwing them away?

Either way, you make your way to the room Thule and his friends is using… and you find them sitting around some kind of weird techno hookah thing with cables inserted into their heads. Their vacant, blissful faces sits completely unmoving until the tranquility is broken as an electric shock jolts their whole body with regular intervals. Tezo is also here, looking rather annoyed at you.
:TezoNH: Is a SAI drug den really your idea of a good meeting place?
:RishiNH: To be honest, I didn’t actually know what my friend was doing in here. My apologies about that.
:TezoNH: Hmpf. Whatever. Just tell me about mypaintingsthathave somehow found theirwaytosomewierd museum or something!?

>Tell him you're a P.I., Rishi Zsazsa, hired by the Sunstrider Gallery's owner, Isabella, to find the artist Great Green Twin Wyrm, him, and get him in contact with her.
:TezoNH: …so you’re just some hiredgoonthatthey’vesenttofindme? Why didn’t you say so in the first place!?
>Give him Isabella‘s contact number and your contact number.
:TezoNH: Give me her contact info so I can give her a piece of my mind.
>Tell him if his paintings are stolen you can help him recover them, so long as he can confirm that they're his. Does he sign them?
:TezoNH: You already said they were signed with theGreatGreenTwinWyrmsoftheendlessoceansdidyounot? And they aren’t mine. I’m not the one who dreamt of those paintings.
:RishiNH: …but you did paint them?
:TezoNH: Huh? But I just said I-
:RishiNH: You said you didn’t dream of them. Not that you didn’t paint them. Apparently, your artist name gave it away, the twin wyrms, as in, two people. Oh, you also called them “of the endless oceans” as well, which I haven’t heard them being called before. And dream is a term used by the SAI. You’re painting the paintings an SAI is dreaming up?
:TezoNH: Err… I’m not…?
:RishiNH: The paintings at the museum is all signed as “To Drizu”, whom is your… husband? You’ve been painting work of arts and given them to him.
:TezoNH: W-wait, do you mean… Drizu has been selling m-my-
:RishiNH: Seeing as he got a painting proudly presented in his office, I’m going to guess he donated them to the museum so others would be able to see them. He probably thinks more highly of them than you do.
:TezoNH: But… I told him I didn’t want them… them… I didn’twantpeopletoseethemandlaughtandandand...

It seems you’ve successfully located the Artist that goes by the Great Green Twin Wyrms, or at least part of the duo. Now the question is, do you continue and try to find the other half as well or are you content with just finding one of them? You’re sure Isabella will be happy as it is… but there might be a bonus for you if you continue pressing the subject… hmm…

Also, is what Thule is doing right now even legal?
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No. 953291 ID: b1b4f3

>>953286
Tell him that noone is going to laugh at them. The reason the owner wants to meet the artist is that their paintings won an award. They're good paintings.
So I'm thinking both of them should show up. The artist, and the dreamer. However, that's pretty much just up to them, and you don't really have to do it in person anymore. Just tell him that he should contact the other wyrm and suggest the both of them show up to the award ceremony. They can contact Isabella with their decision or any further questions they might have. You've done your job and opened the lines of contact, so the rest is up to Isabella, who will likely be better at handling a self-conscious artist.

Don't worry about Thule, you're explicitly not here to cause trouble or uncover any illegal activities. If anything you can tell him you're worried about him, because what they're doing looks a bit dangerous.
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No. 953303 ID: 4854ef

One of the reasons he was sought out was because of how beautiful his paintings have been. They were certainly not laughable and have garnered vast attention to their quality.
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No. 953312 ID: a9af05

>>953291
Say this.
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No. 953407 ID: 91ee5f

>>953291
This
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No. 953453 ID: 1301e8
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>One of the reasons he was sought out was because of how beautiful his paintings have been. They were certainly not laughable and have garnered vast attention to their quality.
:TezoNH: Really? So I havelikeseveralofmypaintingsondisplaythereandpeople… like them?
:RishiNH: They’ve put up some of your newer paintings. Your older ones where described as “having potential but lacking that special touch”. The owner in the museum noticed a distinct change in your art recently and was so impressed that she started putting up your paintings for public view.
:TezoNH: Oh… um... that would have been my friends doing if I’m going to guess asthey’vesuddenlybeenalotmorecolorfulintheir dialog with me when I’m in contact with them and are painting the things they are showing me not to mentionthattheyseemalotmorehappythoughworriedaboutsomething but I can’t really say what they are actually-
:RishiNH: I know that we don’t need to pause for breath, but can you please slow down?
:TezoNH: Oh, my apologies.
>The reason the owner wants to meet the artist is that their paintings won an award. They're good paintings.
:TezoNH: So I really did win and award then what kind of award is it?
:RishiNH: I think it was some reward for new local artist or some such? Or was it for adult art?
:TezoNH: Adult art? Oh, right, it’s one of those paintings.

>So I'm thinking both of them should show up. The artist, and the dreamer.
:TezoNH: Um… that might be problematic.
>Just tell him that he should contact the other wyrm and suggest the both of them show up to the award ceremony. They can contact Isabella with their decision or any further questions they might have.
:TezoNH: See… I don’t know who the other wyrm is…
:RishiNH: …and yet you can paint their paintings?
:TezoNH: I got one of those neural interfaces for the comm net one of thosethatcanbeusedtomindmeld virtually through a computer.
:RishiNH: Doesn’t those thing barely work?
:TezoNH: While I agree the Serpent to Serpent connection still need a lot of work it’s stilldecentenoughmindconnectiontousethem with people you can’t meet in person though the thing I was going to talkaboutwasthatImetthisotheruser called 11843 who I mind melded with and it turned out they were a SAI and I suddenly was able to not only witness their dreams but we were kind of like one and we kind of painted a picture?
:RishiNH: …you were able to mind meld a robot? I guess those interfaces do make the thoughts digital? Hmm…

>You've done your job and opened the lines of contact, so the rest is up to Isabella, who will likely be better at handling a self-conscious artist.
:TezoNH: Oh! And I’ll call that… Isabella was it? I’ll get right on that when I get off later. From work.
:RishiNH: Good luck with the reward, Tezo.

And with that Tezo slither out of the room and out of your mind. Which means your job here is done… unless Isabella wants you to track down the other wyrm as well… eh, that will cost her extra…

>Don't worry about Thule, you're explicitly not here to cause trouble or uncover any illegal activities. If anything you can tell him you're worried about him, because what they're doing looks a bit dangerous.
You turn around and look over at the three SAI’s. They are still completely out of it, only reacting to the violent shocks the machine in the middle is giving them.

:RishiNH: Is that thing safe?
:ThuleNH: It’s set to an acce-ktz-ptable power level.
:RishiNH: So it’s both safe and… legal?
:TranquilNH: Choice is binary. Either it is set to-ktz-safe levels and is legal, or it is not. This apparatus is unable to reach unsafe levels.
:RishiNH: Oh? Wait, Tranquil? I thought you were all about being one with nature? What are you doing here?
:TranquilNH: This unit is still artificial, thus it still need simulated stimuli artifi-ktz-cially created to mimic naturally occurring effects.
:RishiNH: …I’m not sure how getting electro shocked in the brain is a naturally occurring effect?
:TranquilNH: Mind needs to be addled before it can become a tree in the ga-ktz-rden of many eyes! Processing unit too quick to enjoy the unity of the plants and fau-ktz-na and becoming one with nature once again!
:RishiNH: …okay?
:ThuleNH: Tranquil needs to corrupt their core so they can “con-ktz-verse” to a Uredo tree downstairs.

As on cue, Tranquil gets up from their resting place, unplugs themselves and stumbles through the door. It’s almost like they are drunk?

:RishiNH: Well, as long as what you are doing is safe and-
:ThuleNH: It is time to bring out the whores!
:RishiNH: And that’s definitely not legal…
:NonNH: Relax, we are only considering visiting the technophile club nearby.
:ThuleNH: They appreciate the mechanical stimuli we create.
:NonNH: Though last time you had that face they didn’t. It’s to organic looking.
:ThuleNH: I will remove my face before we depart. Though, unsure if they are in the correct setting currently. This program is usually executed on weekends.
:RishiNH: So you’re just going to run off to some… orgy?
:NonNH: We would invite you, but they are technophiles.
:ThuleNH: Rishi can pretend to be SAI. She only need to go beep boop and they will fall for it.
:NonNH: If they do not appreciate your organic face, they will not appreciate her organic body.
:RishiNH: Yeah, while I might have the stamina of a machine, I do not look the part.
:ThuleNH: Then we make you look the part. They got many costumes at this location.
:NonNH: I know someone that works down the at the rentals booth. I am sure we can borrow something for a little while for free if we ask nicely.
:RishiNH: I’m not sure I want to deceive people…
:NonNH: Or we can find a visually pleasing gal and/or boy bot for Rishi here to interface with, depending on preference.
:RishiNH: Also, do you remember that Kat told me to not wander around?
:ThuleNH: There is bound to be some visually pleasing SAI in the area designated for “dancing”. We might locate other SAI willing to join us as well.
:NonNH: We might locate enough SAI to enable us to skip the organics completely. Not putting subject Rishi inside the organic brackets.
:ThuleNH: This unit is willing to both interface with organics or mechanical today. Both options are viable.
:RishiNH: Are you even listening to me?
:ThuleNH: She told me to keep my optics on you. Thus you have to come with us.
:NonNH: That is correct. The only way we can keep you from wandering off is to have you follow us!
:RishiNH: *Sigh*…

You really need to report back Isabella that your job is done so you can get paid.

But then again, you’re sure she won’t mind waiting an hour or two more. Though, you’re not sure about any of the ideas that these two metal heads have brought forth, as all of them seems a bit to spontaneous. That and you were told to not wander around the club, weren’t you? But Thule is the one who’s supposed to keep an eye on you so if he leaves… hmm…

You also got that room number from that lady that wasn’t able to keep her hands to herself, but you’re definitely not sure if you actually want to see her again.

Or you can just leave and find Ben or something to have fun with instead. That’s always an option.
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No. 953456 ID: b1b4f3

>>953453
There's a certain bird waiting outside for you. Ask Thule to escort you to the exit since your job here is done.

Also, there's an obvious solution to the "other wyrm" problem. Ask Tezo (you got his number, right? if not I guess you can ask Isabelle to relay the idea after he messages her) to simply pass along Isabelle's contact information via the meld thing. Only potential problem is that they might not be melding on a regular basis. In that case I guess you would have to find the SAI after all.
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No. 953500 ID: 91ee5f

>>953453
Ah, damn, I forgot to ask Tezo something. I wanted to see if he could explain why Drizu Axio overreacted and had his secretary tell us that he said to never speak, contact or come near him ever again or he will call the Peace Keepers and have us arrested for harassment?

I really wanted to know why mentioning Great Green Twin Wyrm set him off like that.

>>953456
>There's a certain bird waiting outside for you. Ask Thule to escort you to the exit since your job here is done.
Yeah, Leon is waiting for you outside. If you don’t show up, he might get worried about you.

Also, he still needs to give you a good reason to get a mouth mod. “Eating donuts” is his only argument so far and he needs to come up with something better than that.
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No. 953508 ID: a9af05

>>953453
Go outside to Leon. Call Isabella and report in.
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No. 953526 ID: 15088f

Your job here is done, you don't want to get caught where you shouldn't be and kicked out and banned 'cause you might want to come back here later, and it'd be rude to keep Leon waiting for a hour or two more for you. You also need to call Ben about a possible threesome with Kat. Better ask Thule to lead you outside.

Make a note to try that digital mind meld tech with a SAI at some point. It'd be real interesting to feel what melding with one of them is like, even if it is a pale imitation of a Serpens to Serpens meld.
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No. 953746 ID: 1301e8
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>Wanted to see if he could explain why Drizu Axio overreacted and had his secretary tell us that he said to never speak, contact or come near him ever again or he will call the Peace Keepers and have us arrested for harassment?
Drizu and Tezo seems to be rather close, ergo, it probably has to do with that emotional connection. Be it that Drizu simply don’t want Tezo being harassed over his art, that he didn’t want Tezo knowing that he had donated the art or that he don’t want their relationship to be further scrutinized for some reason.
>There's an obvious solution to the "other wyrm" problem. Ask Tezo to simply pass along Isabelle's contact information via the meld thing.
You’re sure he will do so without needing to be prompted to… or if not, then Isabella will surely request it.
>Make a note to try that digital mind meld tech with a SAI at some point. It'd be real interesting to feel what melding with one of them is like, even if it is a pale imitation of a Serpens to Serpens meld.
You’re not sure about that whole virtual melding interface thing in the first place. It just feels so… intrusive…

>There's a certain bird waiting outside for you.
Bird? Oh, right, Leon! Verily, with all that being a plate business you completely forgot about him. You’re on a date, after all, so you can’t leave him… what do the Varkian call it again? Blue balled?
>He still needs to give you a good reason to get a mouth mod. “Eating donuts” is his only argument so far and he needs to come up with something better than that.
Well, he did also mention kissing… then again, what else can you do with a mouth that doesn’t involve either food or lewd stuff?

>Ask Thule to escort you to the exit since your job here is done.
:NonNH: Aw, you’re no fun, organic.
:ThuleNH: If that is what you wish, Rishi. Come with me if you want to leave.

Thule does his best to keep himself steady as he leads you outside again. He’s apparently in such a hurry that as soon as you get outside he grunts a quick goodbye before heading back inside, leaving you right next to Kat, the bouncer.

:KatNH: Oh, hey girl. Had fun? Thanks for bailing out my friend, by the way.
:RishiNH: I should be thanking you for letting me get inside in the first place.
:KatNH: And the meathead was in such a hurry that I wasn’t even able to say hi because…?
:RishiNH: He and his friend is going to crash some technophile meeting, I believe.
:KatNH: Techno… wait, you mean those robot lovers? But they are only here on the weekends.
:RishiNH: …then who’s party are they going to crash?
:KatNH: Let me look up who’s renting that room… oh, it’s seem to a group of boys celebrating coming of age… and… heh… they have ordered a male stripper.
:RishiNH: …so Thule is about the crash a party of young, horny guys who’ll probably think he’s a stripper? You know, I kind of regret I didn’t tag along just so I could see how that mess would have ended.
:KatNH: And I wish I should leave this stupid post…
:RishiNH: Hey, don’t forget about our date with our friend later?
:KatNH: I’m still not sure about that…
:RishiNH: I’ll call you later, cutie.
:KatNH: Yeah, whatever…
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No. 953747 ID: 1301e8
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>Call Isabella and report in.
:IsabellaNH: Tezo Axio, you say? And he will contact me later? How magnificent! As soon as I’ve verified that he indeed is the artist you’ll be compensated in full, my beautiful amethyst.
:RishiNH: Just doing my job, ma’am.
:IsabellaNH: When you get the time, please do drop by my museum. I still have some things I wish to converse about, my soft scaled friend.
:RishiNH: Um… sure.
>You also need to call Ben about a possible threesome with Kat.
:PunkNH: I really don’t have the time to talk right now and THE FUCK? A threesome!?
:RishiNH: With a cute Hiver lady that’s just waiting to dominate you, Ben.
:PunkNH: R-Rishi!? Y-you can’t just… j-just set up a threesome like that, you hear!?
:RishiNH: I haven’t set anything up yet. Verily, I’m just asking if you would be interested.
:PunkNH: Ugh, I c-can’t... I… I t-think about that later. I really need to go. Smell you later, Rishi.
:RishiNH: May the tide be with you.


Finding Leon turns out to be an easy task, as you simply need to follow the commotion. You find him halfway up one of those giant mushrooms, seemingly trying to get a stuck pet down for a small, hiver child.

:LeonNH: Come here, little friend, I’ll get you down in no time… oh, hello Ri-

You watch as he does a double take as he lay his eyes on you and almost manages to fall down the mushroom from the sheer shock of seeing you. He hasn’t seen you in this dress before, has he?

:LeonNH: Gah! I… um… d-didn’t expect you being dressed so… err… classy?

While Leon flails around on the mushroom you take your time to check your messages. Apparently you’ve received several while you were inside the club.

:RendNH: [Yo! You’re like Ben friend, right? This is Julia. Or Rend. Or the red one. Or some fuck. We got a job for you down at the scrap yard if you’re interested. We can’t pay too much but it should be a milk run. Come by so we can talk. Smell you later.]
:NonNH: [Greetings. This is Security officer Karte of the Sol Corp. We are willing to hiring your expertise concerning a recent theft. Please get an appointment at the info desk at Sol Corp HQ for more information if you’re willing to accept this contract.]
:NonNH: [The tides brings you our greetings, Rishi Zsazsa. This is the local Brood pit of the Sunstrider Spire. We are in need of a Serpents capable of tracking down certain people. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can discuss the details of hiring you.]
…you’ve never gotten this many job offer at once before. Verily, it’s a bit… stressful…

:LeonNH: So, as soon as I g-get *huff* this cute little critter down, I was thinking… you’re done with *huff* your glorious quest, correct? Then it would only be fair if I honored you with a great reward for your courageous deed as we continue our date! Stargazing is common activity after getting coffee together… or do you wish to do something else? Maybe I can treat you to a grand feast in honor of such a grand knight! Sadly I do not have a fair maiden to reward you with, hah- H-hey, don’t bite my hand! You’ll scratch the metal.
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No. 953751 ID: 2aa5f0

well we're not really hurting for money I believe so maybe take up Rends job. That one is a bit more personal and it might be nice to help out some friends.

As for the upcoming date... maybe grab a drink/snack and head on out to the stargazing thing. Might be nice to have a nice simple and relaxing date since I feel things might be getting a little hectic in the coming days if all those job offers are anything to go by. Or if you really want to go full ham on the relaxing part maybe see if the two of you can't find a spa and get pampered together.
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No. 953756 ID: b1b4f3

Stargazing is fine.
Yeah alright do the scrap yard job.
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No. 953758 ID: 91ee5f

>>953747
>Ben’s reaction
That’s the reaction of someone that doesn’t like being roped into things with being present to voice his own opinion. Perhaps next time, instead of assuming he’d be ok with something, you should just not try to sign him up for something again.

>jobs
Let’s do the scrap yard one. After you finish this date with Leon.

>…you’ve never gotten this many job offer at once before. Verily, it’s a bit…stressful…
That just means that you’re doing a good job! But if it’s really stressing you out, then you might want to consider hiring someone to help you! Which would also be useful if you’re ever sick or injured or something that prevents you from working, your helper will be able to continue doing jobs while you recover.

>Leon
Tell him to focus on what he’s doing because he might fall!

>activities with Leon?
Grab some food and go stargazing.
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No. 953836 ID: a9af05

>>953747
Food and stargazing.
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No. 953874 ID: 1301e8
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>That’s the reaction of someone that doesn’t like being roped into things with being present to voice his own opinion. Perhaps next time, instead of assuming he’d be ok with something, you should just not try to sign him up for something again.
While you have to admit that you might have jumped the wave as well as explained it badly to him, your intention wasn’t to sign him up to anything without his consent. As you said to Kat, you need to talk to both of them before you make any solid plans.
>I feel things might be getting a little hectic in the coming days if all those job offers are anything to go by.
Quoad hoc, you should really take it easy with this date. Maybe pick the “milk run” job first as well.

>That just means that you’re doing a good job! But if it’s really stressing you out, then you might want to consider hiring someone to help you!
Even with the steady income of jobs, you still aren’t making enough credits to hire someone else full time. Verily, you rather not delegate your work to someone else either, as you like having control over what gets done. Hiring some kind of accountant or secretary part time might be an option, though. It’s those darn reports and billing certificates that take so damn much time.
>We're not really hurting for money I believe so maybe take up Rends job. That one is a bit more personal and it might be nice to help out some friends.
It does mean meeting Ben and his friends again, if anything.
>After you finish this date with Leon.
Of course. You might still contact this “Julia” or Rend or whatever she likes to be called for some extra details if you get a quiet moment, but you’ll wait with actually visiting them in person until after this alien date procedure is completed.

>Tell him to focus on what he’s doing because he might fall!
:LeonNH: Do not fret about my wellbeing, lady Rishi, my mechanical arms are designed to be able to have a firm grip. I only wish this little critter would be more cooperative.
>If you really want to go full ham on the relaxing part maybe see if the two of you can't find a spa and get pampered together.
As much as you want to get back into some water while sitting next to Leon’s naked bum, you’re certain that you’ll need to actually reserve a time if you want to get a private room at a spa. Besides, isn’t it a bit… much?
>Maybe grab a drink/snack and head on out to the stargazing thing.
Leon finally manages to get the pet down from the mushroom tree with minimal damage to himself, after which he gets a very grateful “Thanks mister birdy” from the Hiver kid as he returns it. Going by how he practically blinds you with his huge smile you assume Leon found that reward enough.

:RishiNH: Well, aren’t you a hero?
:LeonNH: All in a day’s work, ma’am.

The two of you make your way across the station, towards one of the observations decks that is currently aimed towards the planet that New Horizon orbits. Before you enter the two of you take a few minutes to purchase a few snacks, just enough to be appetizing, but not enough for you to spoil your lunch. Then to get into the observation deck proper you actually have to go through a large airlock, just in case of an emergency. Verily, it makes the whole thing more exciting… though the view alone is exciting enough as it is.

:RishiNH: Woah, that… that thing is huge.
:LeonNH: Planets usually are rather big, yes.
:RishiNH: …though, I’m a bit disappointed it’s so… much black. Where are all the colors?
:LeonNH: It’s called the big black for a reason, you know.
:RishiNH: …it makes you feel so… small, doesn’t it? Just watching that great expanse, going out into the infinite.
:LeonNH: It get even worse when you realize that one of those small dots out there is the star that your glorious home world is traveling around.
:RishiNH: Wait, what is that red thing?
:LeonNH: I’m pretty sure that’s just a ship.
:RishiNH: Huh…
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While things are quiet, you take a moment to message Julia/Rend about the job.

:RishiNH: [The tides brings you salutations, friend. I am Rishi Zsazsa, Private Di- Private detective and I am indeed Ben friend. You don’t happen to have a minute to share some details of that job offering you had?]
:RendNH: [You already know the fucking deal, mate. Some fuckers are bumming our stuff and the rozzers can’t be arsed to do anything about it. So just find out who the bastard is that’s been nicking our scrap and we’ll fork out some creds, eh? It will be a fucking milk run, like doing the rumpy pumpy with Ben.]
:RishiNH: […you want me to catch whoever it is stealing scrap metal from the junkyard?]
:RendNH: [No shit, you bloody pillock. What else would I fucking want? To crush your pathetic pelvis between my thunder thighs? You wish, eh? Just get here soon so we can catch the wanker who got our stuff.]
:RishiNH: [Sure, I’ll come by later…]

…that was an interesting conversation.


:RishiNH: You know… it’s a bit cold…
:LeonNH: The big black does look rather cold, doesn’t it… not to mention the ice clad planet that’s-
:RishiNH: No, I mean that it’s cold in here.
:LeonNH: Oh, that. It’s because of the windows. While they endure in their duty to show us the wonders of the outside, they fail when it comes to keeping the warmth of the station in.
:RishiNH: So they are real windows and not just viewing screens. That’s why we needed to go through an airlock?
:LeonNH: While it would require strength of a mad dragon to break them, they are still a weak point in the hull of the station. No need to worry, lady Rishi, as they won’t break short of a ship crashing into them.
:RishiNH: What I’m worried about is the cold… do you mind if I snuggle with you a bit?
:LeonNH: Oh… err… I’d… be honored to?

You lean on his shoulder while letting your long tail constrict his body in a large hug.

:RishiNH: There, that’s better.
:LeonNH: Heh… err… I guess we work better as a team when it comes to… keeping warm…
:RishiNH: …so, anyway, does this count as a second date or does the coffee not count?
:LeonNH: Huh? Why does it matter if this glorious moment is date one or two?
:RishiNH: Well, you said we couldn’t have fun until the third date so…
:LeonNH: That’s n-not… not how it works, Lady Rishi.
:RishiNH: …you know, I think our different cultures considering relationships might make this a bit awkward. What do you even expect of me in this relationship?
:LeonNH: …I… I’m not actually sure… you’re so different from the women where I come from… what are you looking for in a relationship with me?
:RishiNH: …hmm…
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No. 953879 ID: b1b4f3

>>953874
>red thing
Note to self: get a telescope or something and find out what it is for sure.

>what do you want out of a (personal) relationship with Leon
Good company, and the occasional booty call. Pretty normal Serpens stuff. Oh, he'd be good at keeping you on the righteous path as well, as sometimes PI work can delve into morally grey areas. The help he's willing to give you on cases is part of your professional relationship, not personal.
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No. 953889 ID: 2aa5f0

>Red thing
Oh god it's a sniper! nah but for real as for what you want in a relationship... well why not tell him how normal serpen relationships work out, see how relationships work out for his species, and try to meet somewhere in the middle and see if the both of you are comfortable with it.
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No. 953902 ID: 19fdd8

>>953875
>cold
Heat can't travel through a vaccuum. For heat to be absorbed, there needs to be matter to absorb it. That's why the glass on the front of your oven doesn't burn you if you touch it.
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No. 953903 ID: 91ee5f

>>953875
>Rishi gives Leon a full body hug.
Seems like Leon is enjoying it, since his tail is wrapped around your tail.

>relationship?
>>953879
>>953889
Both of these.

>>953902
Then I guess Rishi and Leon need to inform the maintenance crew that the heater in the observation deck isn’t working. Or maybe someone turned the ac on way too high?
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No. 953923 ID: a9af05

>>953889
Trying to meet in the middle sounds like a good idea.
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No. 953943 ID: 1301e8
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>Note to self: get a telescope or something and find out what it is for sure.
Whatever it is it will be long gone by the time you find a telescope. Besides, you can actually see other ships floating past, close enough for you to see some of the details even.
>Oh god it's a sniper!
Oh no! You better throw yourself on Leon so you can get him out of harm’s way… and just accidently land on top of him. But seriously, why would there even be a sniper in space? …and would a sniper bullet even be able to penetrate the glass? Hmm…
>Seems like Leon is enjoying it, since his tail is wrapped around your tail.
His body tries to not show it but his tail betrays his true feelings. Tails are one of the worst snitchers in the universe, true fact.

>Heat can't travel through a vaccuum. For heat to be absorbed, there needs to be matter to absorb it.
:RishiNH: …don’t space ship have heat sinks installed just because how hard it is to keep things cold in space? After all, heat needs a medium to travel through… and space is rather empty. Ergo, that can’t be the reason why it is so cold out here.
:LeonNH: Wait, the heat doesn’t leave through the windows? But when I asked them the first time I was here why it was so cold they said it was because the windows were horrible insulators? Did… did they dishonor themselves with the untruth?
:RishiNH: Or you simply misunderstood them.
>Then I guess Rishi and Leon need to inform the maintenance crew that the heater in the observation deck isn’t working. Or maybe someone turned the ac on way too high?
:LeonNH: I am certain they are doing their task honorable, as it has always been this cold each time I have been to one of these observatories.
:RishiNH: They said they were bad insulators… but they can’t let the heat out… so… they are letting the heat… in? But space is cold, isn’t it?
:LeonNH: But the nearby star is hot?
:RishiNH: But wouldn’t the whole station cook if that was the case? …or does the rest of the station have better insulation against the heat? We also went through an airlock to get here, so it’s possible it simply another system that can’t keep things as warm? Does that make sense?
:LeonNH: …I cannot say.
:RishiNH: Verily, this is getting bothersome enough for us to change the subject.
:LeonNH: You did not honor me with an answer about what you were expecting between us?
:RishiNH: Oh, right.

>Good company, and the occasional booty call. Pretty normal Serpens stuff.
:LeonNH: …that’s all you’re…?
:RishiNH: I’m looking for a good friend and not a serious relationship.
:LeonNH: Oh… of course…
>See how relationships work out for his species, and try to meet somewhere in the middle and see if the both of you are comfortable with it.
:LeonNH: Well… we usually have a relationship just between two people… who start a life together, get married, lay a clutch…
:RishiNH: I can’t really tie myself to just one person. Not right now, at least.
:LeonNH: I’m not sure I’m comfortable being with someone that… honor other people with their intimacy.
:RishiNH: …so, then we can just be friends?
:LeonNH: I guess that works…
:RishiNH: Just see me as a friend that you can experiment with until you find an actual girlfriend, eh?
:LeonNH: Experiment?
:RishiNH: Trying new experiences is always good… and if things get to uncomfortable, we can always just stop, can’t we? Are you sure there isn’t anything you’d like to try some time?
:LeonNH: Well… there was this… BTL…
:RishiNH: See? There’s always something new to experience.
:LeonNH: Forget I said anything. But yes, honorable friends… whom train together… that might work…

The two of you sit there watching a few ships slowly drift by in silence for a while… only breaking it with the occasional small talk… like what you can do with a mouth.

:LeonNH: …you can sing?
:RishiNH: I can already sing. Well, badly, but still sing.
:LeonNH: But not with an actual voice?
:RishiNH: Is that really that much different?
:LeonNH: Other than that… well… the main duty of the mouth is to eat and make noise so…
:RishiNH: Hmm… I’ll keep considering it… after all, I do have the credits for it…

More pleasant silence… more ships… and someone floating in space in a space suit… huh…

:LeonNH: …a feather for your thoughts?
:RishiNH: That floating in space like that looks really fun…
:LeonNH: Walking into space does sound glorious, doesn’t it?
:RishiNH: …and can you… you know?
:LeonNH: …trust me, zero g is a bad place for… that.
:RishiNH: I was also thinking about this next job I just got. It’s in the scrapyard down on the lower levels.
:LeonNH: Oh, you mean the thefts? I did send someone to look at it, but sadly, they couldn’t do much. As I understand it, the only way to solve that is to catch the culprit while they do the dishonorable deed themselves.
:RishiNH: So… a “glorious stake out”, then?
:LeonNH: Sadly, I’ll need to honor them with my presence at work tomorrow, so I can’t in good faith be part of an all-night stake out the day before.
:RishiNH: Sadly…

...so… as much as you like basking in Leon’s body heat and watching the stars, it’s time to do something else. Though, you’re pretty sure Leon doesn’t want to tag along while you work all day. How do you end one of these alien date things anyway?
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