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Sharko

Kittania

~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion regards Aer and Rucin in an inscrutable, Cannony way. "Hello."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin is clutched tightly to Aer as his computer freezes up and has to be restarted sorry for the delay
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion is smoking, a cigarette balanced on the rim of his barrel. "Quite the weather we're having," he comments amicably.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin ohs, um. "Hi. Are you...sharkmorph?"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion attempts to glance back at his fin, but only manages to upset the delicate balance of his cigarette. It tumbles into the darkness of his barrel. He returns his attention to Rucin. "Guess so. Drive did me a number, you know how it is."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin nods, "I suppose so. Um, yes, weather, it's hot stuff."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion nods, smoke wafting out of his barrel from the cig. "Sure is. Say, is that a sharkmorph with you, there?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin nods, "Indeed she is."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "What a coincidence." He lets the phrase sit for a moment before asking, "So, what are you two up to?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "looking for...nutrition and care guides for...Shark. Morphs."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion is struck dumb for a moment. But he recovers. "Well... I-- I'm no expert on the subject myself, seeing as how I've only been a shark for about a week, but," at this point he becomes a little more excited, more enthusiastic in talking and giving advice.
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion continues, "I find that the best thing to do when I get... Shark Needs is to go out into the ocean and swim around. Eat some fish, whatever. Monsters don't go there, you know? It's calm, and really quite pretty..." he drifts of wistfully.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin o-ohs, "That...might actually be useful. Aer? Um. She doesn't seem very responsive, right now."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion perks up a little. "Oh, is that Aer? Tell her that you can get good hits on Titans in the ocean. Just latch on and shake. If I remember correctly, she likes destroying things."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin nods, "I'll take that into account; we were going to start combat training as well."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "Combat? Who you fighting?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin ahs, "Everything, of course."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion chuckles. "Of course!"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin pokes at Aer
SharkEyes Aer blinks and pokes back.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin leans in and asks, "What ya think of that? Open seafood buffet?"
SharkEyes Aer shrugs. "Only been swimmin' in th' fountain, yeah? Suppose it's worth a troy."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion mutters, "Isn't that the wrong kinda water?"
SharkEyes Aer shrugs. "Yer tokkin' tewwa land shahk. Y'sayin' Oi can' swimmin th' ocean?
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion turns slightly to address Rucin. "Is this some strange shark dialect? I don't recognize it."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "It is Auster-alien. I can translate, if need be."
SharkEyes Aer huffs at the cannon-thing. "Oi! Oiyain stewpid."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion does a quick take to Aer before asking Rucin, "What did that mean?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "She is rather offended, and is more intelligent than you appear to assume."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion considers this. "Oh." he says, noncommittally.
SharkEyes Aer shoves Rucin's shoulder. "Oi don' needagoddamntranslaytah!"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin flails, and chuckles, "Well, this shark doesn't seem to understand you, dear."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion perks up. "Wait, I think I got that one! Something about donating a translation...?"
SharkEyes Aer rolls her eyes and sighs.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin offers, "Maybe you should try that hot American accent again?~"
SharkEyes Aer glares at Rucin. "Yew sayin' Oi can' soun' sexy on m'own?"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion looks from one to the other and back again, wordlessly.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin smirks, and feints a swoon, "Oh, no; just that the sound of your voice is so seductive I'd rather not share~"
SharkEyes Aer snorts. "So...Oi'm stahvin'? We gonna eat or...?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin ahs, "Let's head to the cafe, I'm sure there'll be something there."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "Welp, see ya." he pauses. "There are plenty of fish in the sea." he pauses again, then adds: "In a literal sense."
SharkEyes Aer manages to wave at the cannon without breaking him in half for that horrible joke. She heads to the Cafe!

The Cool Springs Cafe

Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin ahas! "See? Steak, salads, and plenty of water."
SharkEyes Aer's mouth waters at the smell of bloody, nearly-raw meat. "Foive/"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin blinks, "F-five?"
SharkEyes Aer steps up to the counter and orders "Foive Twitchin' Steaks! Raw."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin whines as he digs out the cash to pay for it, "Whatever you want."
SharkEyes Aer grins at him. "Fanks mate~" She trounces off to the closest open table!
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin just... doesn't need to eat, but oders a salad. He'll jsut steal the water from the springs.
SharkEyes Aer fwumps into an open-backed chair, her tail whipping back and forth anxiously.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin smiles at this; she's so anxious. "Sure you can fit five? It's a lot of meat to stuff inside youself."
SharkEyes Aer barks back with a cheery, wide-eyed "Yup!"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin ohs, she's definitely excited. Maybe not in the particular manner he hopes. "Well, good! See, you were hungry after all."
SharkEyes Aer squirms in her chair, her eyes darting to the other cafe patrons' plates until finally, finally, a server brings over five stacked, bloody steaks on a huge plate. And silverware.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin eyes the stack...is that jealousy in his expression? A salad is unceremoniously slid before him, with just a plastic fork. "Looks good."
SharkEyes Aer lets out a low, rumbling sound as she presses her snout to the stack, inhaling that metallic, spiced goodness. "Mmmmnn..." she moans.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin snickers, "Well now I see what kind of meat it is that you enjoy taking in. Tell me if you want any salad, yeah?"
SharkEyes Aer shoots him a look, then opens her maw wide...wider...wider and inhales two of the steaks at once. Chomp.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin chortles, "I'm teasing, of course. It looks like you have a solid control on your faculties, since you aren't tempted in the slightest."
SharkEyes Aer doesn't even hear Rucin, so busy is she with the act of chewing. She looks ecstatic.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin scooches closer, she looks happy. "So, taste is related to smell, yeah? Can you taste those better?"
SharkEyes Aer swallows, the whole mass of ground meat bulging down her throat before it plops into her belly. "Ohmoigodyeah," she gasps, making an attempt at the rest of the steaks.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin holds out a hand, "Slow down; take some time to savor it, yeah? Don't want you to choke, either, the Heimlich maneuver's rather...risque."
SharkEyes Aer peers at him like he's an idiot, her jaws wide open over the stack of steaks.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin might be an idiot, yes. "Unless you're secretly wanting me thrusting from behind you. Then who'd be the perv." He pauses, "Though, I suppose neither of us are married, at the moment."
SharkEyes Aer answers by deepthroating all the steaks in one go, the plate clattering to the table as she tilts her head back and munches.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin just...just stares. Is that...I mean, he's not three-steak sized, but he's afraid enough of those teeth anyway. is she flirting with him or just really hungry? He wolfs down greens and berries to try and distract himself.
SharkEyes Aer is maybe doing both. She stares at his as she chews, then slowly swallows the mess whole.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin does keep his eyes on her, shivering a bit, is it very temperature in here? It feels totally warmchill. "You...Uh, satisfied?"
SharkEyes Aer licks her lips with a thick, flat tongue and sighs, leaning back in her chair. "Bettah," she rumbles, patting a slightly-bulging belly.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin sliides jsut a bit closer, and with a wry grin, quietly teases, "Not what I asked~"
SharkEyes Aer blinks innocently at him. "...b-buddOi'm no' hungry anymore," she replies with a little grin.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin puts a finger to his lips in mock pondering, "Goodness, but you eyes have hardly changed. Don't we have to be sure everything else is in working order?"
Stalwart Silvonya says "What else ya worried isn't in workin' order there, Rucin?" Her voice a low rumble from a corner. How long has she been there?"
SharkEyes Aer cocks her head to the side, her ears semi-flopping over. "Woddayamean?"
SharkEyes Aer beams meat-flecked teeth at Silv.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin blinks, and calls loud enough for Silv to overhear, "Your combat tactics, of course. We've hardly begun proper training, what with having to babysit you, enjoyable as that may be."
Stalwart Silvonya ambles over and bends down to Kiss Aer atop her head. "Sorry I fell asleep on ya last night, Rucin."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin smiles, "It's no trouble. i'm sure some would give their limbs for such a sleeping beauty."
Stalwart Silvonya chuckles. "Best sleep I've had in days. Gotta send Kit a note, aye?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin nods, but isn't sure why Kit would need notes. "It was good to see you relaxing at last. Naturally, you're free to join us, though we've already eaten."
SharkEyes Aer wipes her lips off on her sleeve.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin hecks, "Right, Aer?"
SharkEyes Aer burps in approval!
Stalwart Silvonya flops down next to Aer and wraps an arm around her waist. "Was it good?"
SharkEyes Aer nodnods! "Yeah! Rucin paid ferra feast, annitwoz so...juicy." She pats her slightly-distended tummy.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin sighs, "Least I could do..."
Stalwart Silvonya chuckles. "Well that was right kind of you, there, Rucin."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin shys away a bit, "Y-yeah, that's me; nice guy."
SharkEyes Aer leans over to rest her head on Silv's shoulder.
Stalwart Silvonya nuzzles the top of Aer's head. "Ya Aer, ya know, a nice guy."
SharkEyes Aer hmmms softly, rubbing her food belly under her sweater.
Stalwart Silvonya gives the belly a playful pat. "Ya ate so much yer wit food baby."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin coughs, and...no, he settles down again. "Dammit, you almost made me fall for that again."
Stalwart Silvonya says "Fall for what, Ru?"
SharkEyes Aer urps helpfully!
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "The foodbaby. I know that human species don't reproduce by eating!"
Stalwart Silvonya blinks. "Well...y-yeah of course not."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin blinks back. "So...So I didn't, y'know...impegnate...foodbaby..." He mutters quietly.
Stalwart Silvonya says "It's...it's a joke Ru. Because you can eat so much your stomach gets distended, yes? looks like you're pregnant."
SharkEyes Aer snrks. "Rucin. C'mon now."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin shrinks. "I...Last time someone said...I dunno, kids are strange."
Stalwart Silvonya says "Aye, that they are. But they're a good kinda strange."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin coaxes a palmful of water away from one of the streams, and busies himself sipping at it.
SharkEyes Aer hiccups, that after-feasting fugue settling in...
Stalwart Silvonya goes to nuzzle Aer's neck and flinches. That's rough, hides it by watching Rucin. "That's a pretty neat fuckin' trick!"
SharkEyes Aer wiggles into the nuzzles. Wait...aw, why'd ya stop? Pout.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin ehs? "Oh, I guess? 's just, water. Want any?" He holds the bubble of swirling colored water toward her.
Stalwart Silvonya shakes her head. "No thanks. Is neat, though."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin withdraws, and sips from it some more. "Thank you; it seems compared to your Earthen magic, this 'technology', it's nothing but a cheap trick."
Stalwart Silvonya shrugs. "I don't know nothin' 'bout magic. Ain't gotta lick of that or that Joker bullshit in me."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin shrugs, "All 'magic' seems to be is a unique understanding of properties that one wouldn't expect. Like the 'firearms' of your people."
Stalwart Silvonya finishes her paper cup of coffee and stands up, heading to the door, "Yep. S'true, I suppose."
Stalwart Silvonya waves and is gone. That was weird.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin blinks, and leans to Aer, "Is she always so...flighty?"
SharkEyes Aer sighs as she watches her fiance depart. "Yeah...but she's a keepah."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin sips. It's definitely better to see her happy. The two of you go well together...Any plans on non-food babies?"
SharkEyes Aer nods. "We tokk'd bouddit. We know we wanna gehl, but not...well, we're not sure when. Definitely afta th' weddin' tho."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin nods, this time it's more comfortable, talking about children that haven't happened... "Best of luck to the two of you. May your dreams come to fruition."
SharkEyes Aer snrks, her tail swaying languidly behind her. "Yeah, well...thanks, Oi guess."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucinnods happily, "Don't mention it. Now then, shall we get to physical training?"
SharkEyes Aer ooohs, her tail undulating a little more energetically now. "Yeah! Th' wok should dew me good."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin nods curtly, "So then, your place or mine?"
SharkEyes Aer stands, gingerly pats her tummy as she considers her options. "Mn...moine."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin nods, "If you're sure. The B&B's closer, but the river makes for fast travelling. You wouldn't mind swimming, would you? It's been a half hour, hasn't it?"
SharkEyes Aer shakes her head. "Nah, buddoidon'wanna get moi clothes wet, roigh?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "I can carry them for you, or dry them off. Water control, yes?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "It'd make a good warm up, and you'd get used to relying on the tail."
SharkEyes Aer walks up the incline and out of the Cafe. "Yeah, suppose tha'ssa good oideah."

Kittania

SharkEyes Aer exits the Cafe, removing her sweater as she ascends the decline. She's wearing a tight black bikini top underneath. "Yew gonna wok tew or swim, Rucin?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin is close behind, "I think I'll ride a wave."
Medousa Rhonwen glances at the stretchy hand then extends the other sleeve covered arm across the cloth holding one to shake. "Nice to meet you."
Friendly Spirit-Fox Bai trys to hold it in, but she lets loose a mighty sneeze. She shakes her self. "I.. I need to lay down. Nice to meet you Aina." she says, oh so stuffly.
SharkEyes Aer bends down to undo her boots and slip out of her jeans. A bikini bottom, companion to the top! Huzzah. "Suit y'self," she replies, folding her clothes and handing them over to Rucin.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin nods, and sets them into his backpack, "Race you there?"
SharkEyes Aer grins, and takes off for the Shack!

Kittania, the next day

SharkEyes Aer walks into the outpost through the southern gates.
SharkEyes Aer takes a look around, loamy earth squishing beneath her boots as she wanders. Everything looks so colorful out here. How'd she not notice that before?
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion sits were he was yesterday, still smoking.
SharkEyes Aer sniffs around distractedly, the smell of trees and grass and pollen oh god pollen mixing in with cats and dogs and cannon. Cannon
SharkEyes Aer turns to eye the familiar artillery unit, and pads over. "Oi," she rumbles.
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion considers his options for a moment as he turns to face Aer. "Oi," he rumbles back.
SharkEyes Aer ehcks and instinctively ducks out of the line of potential fire. "H-how ya doin'?"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "Oh, you know: same old same old."1) He chuckles at his own joke. "You?"
SharkEyes Aer eyes the fin on top of the cannon. This ancient piece of artillery. "Uh. Good? Oi guess? Wotcha dewin' 'ere?"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "Let me tell you, nicotine is delicious." he pauses. "Anyhow, I started a Rank 7 and I'm not sure how to proceed. Perhaps I have to bust myself down to Rank 1..."
SharkEyes Aer blinks. "Uh." She hasn't even tried Rank Seven yet. "Maybe mewve down then?"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion burns metaphorically with determination. "Never surrender!" he exclaims. "...Except for all the other times I have," he adds. "How did you do it, when you did one?"
SharkEyes Aer flushes faintly. "Uh...see...so...abou' tha'..."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion's cigarette falls from his rim on to the ground. "You haven't done a Rank 7? I have so much less esteem for you now."
SharkEyes Aer gasps! "Th-that's not fair!"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "I thought you were some sort of hyperviolent hypertough hypersexual maniac(k), but now I see that you're just a cute shark girl."
SharkEyes Aer narrows her eyes, her embarrassment replaced almost immediately with offense. "Hoipah sexual maniac?" Looks like the rest is true?
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion nods, and-- feeling that the subject has been settle-- moves on, "So how long have you been a shark?"
SharkEyes Aer says "Bout tew weeks now, seems loike." She crosses her arms over her chest. "How long've yew been a cannon?"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "As long as I can rememb--" he pauses to consider. "Well, I mean, I guess I can turn into a man sometimes. Or a shark now, I guess."
SharkEyes Aer blinks. "Wot. Loike a full-on shahk?"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion nods his barrel. "Yep. I could show you, but it would be uncomfortable, unless you happen to have a tank of saltwater..."
SharkEyes Aer ohs, "Fought yew meant, y'know..." She gestures at herself. "But, yew mean, y'know, full shahk."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion nods. "Yep. What's the point, if you aren't going to go all out? Go big or go home, you know? And they won't let us go home..."
SharkEyes Aer nods "Fair 'nuff. Yew kin turn inta a man tew?"
SharkEyes Aer walks around behind FML and attempts to climb onto his back.
SharkEyes Aer continues to climb up FML's back until morale improves.
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "Not-- not at the moment. It seems to have been-- swapped out?-- for the shark. So the real question is, are you going to sit behind or in front of the fin?""
SharkEyes Aer sits behind the fin, of course, and tightens her thighs around the cold metal body of the cannon. "Woddaya foiya? Wot ord'nance?"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "What? I can't understand you. We were doing so well, too..."
SharkEyes Aer huffs. "Wot. Dew yew. Foiya." She pats the lip of the cannon. "Outta here?"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "That isn't a foyer, that's a barrel."
SharkEyes Aer huffs harder and puts on that rough California accent. "Fine, fine! Ugh." She raps her knuckles on his steely exterior. "What do you shoot?"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "Cannonballs."
SharkEyes Aer ooooooos. "Classy~. But how da ya load 'em?"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "Load them?"
SharkEyes Aer nodnods.
SharkEyes Aer says "How da ya foiya continuously?"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "Uh... I just do, I guess. If I want to fire a shot, I just can. About once per second, on a good day."
SharkEyes Aer raises her eyebrows at once per second. "Well shit."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "Th-thanks."
SharkEyes Aer pat-pats the cannon's back. "No problem!"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "You know, I haven't actually tried firing since I turned sharky... maybe we should."
SharkEyes Aer's eyes light up with excitement. "Ya fink so?!"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion nods, accidentally taking Aer for a bucking bronco ride. "Yeah. I guess we'll have to go outside, though."
SharkEyes Aer wiggles and whoas!, barely holding on! "Then let's get goin'! Charge!" She beams as they roll out!
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion rolls out of the gate.

Outside Kittania

~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion rolls out of the gate, with Aer astride him.
SharkEyes Aer rides him out. Once they're far enough into the Jungle, she calls for a full stop! She scans for a thick-looking tree.
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion stops obediently. "So... are you going to catch it, or..."
SharkEyes Aer thrusts a grey finger at the northern woods! "READY!" she commands!
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion points in that general direction. "Ok," he says, "ready."
SharkEyes Aer raises her fist to the sky! "AIM!"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion tilts upward, at the sky. "If you say so."
SharkEyes Aer whoas! as she's nearly de-throned! She wraps her thighs tight around his cannony body and yells, "FOIYAH!"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion fires a projectile straight up into the air. A grey, oddly-shaped projectile. It soars up into the sky.
SharkEyes Aer's body rocks backwards from the force of the shot, a great WOOP! escaping her as she fulfills her adrenaline-junkie aspirations.
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion's projectile goes so high in the air that it almost disappears, then it starts right back down. He turns himself to face the forest so that Aer is in prime position to catch it. "Ok."
SharkEyes Aer blinks down at FML, grinning from ear to ear. "THAT WOZ AWESOME!" she cries, her heart pumping a zillion beats a minute!
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says, warmly, "Aww, thanks. Get ready to catch it!"
SharkEyes Aer's smile freezes. "Wait wot? Catch wot?"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion yells, "Quick!" The projectile barrels down from the sky.
SharkEyes Aer jerks her head up, arms outstretched stiffly! "WODDAMOI CATCHING?!"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion's projectile lands in Aer's outstreched arms with a soft squish before bouncing off and landing on the ground beside them. It is a small shark.
SharkEyes Aer's arms throb with pain as she stares down at her floppity cousin. "Wh..."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion turns to the small shark. "That's adorable. I'm going to name him Sharko."
SharkEyes Aer slides off of FML's back and moves over to scoop up the shark. "Well, c'mon then! We gotta get 'im inta wotah!"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion reflects. "Yeah, I guess so." The little shark looks unconcerned.
SharkEyes Aer holds the shark out in her arms and tromps back into Kitt, her tail swinging behind her.
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion follows.

Kittania

"READY....AIM...FOIYAH!" BA-KOOOOOOOOOM!
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin searchwes around Kittania, as unlikely as it would be for Aer to be here of her own accord.
SharkEyes Aer jogs into the outpost with a wiggly baby shark in her arms. "Quick, help me gettim ta th' fountain!" she shouts back at FML.
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion ponders, "we're going to need salt."
Shark Rescuer! Aer blinks at FML. "S'a soltwatah shahk? How'dya know that?"
The baby shark wriggles, as though this should have been known all along.
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "I've never heard of a freshwater shark. Also, I'm a saltwater shark, I think, and I guess I'm think shark's dad now?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin emerges from the cafe, disappointed that he couldn't Find Aer, because why else would she be here but to sell meat? He prepares to leave.
Shark Rescuer! Aer gives FML a horrified look. "Yer wot?!"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion coughs, "I guess I'm this shark's dad."
Shark Rescuer! Aer's jaw drops. The shark's jaw flaps open and closed. The home audience gasps.
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "And you're the mother."
Shark Rescuer! Aer looks mortified. "Oi'm...Oi'm WOT?!"
Shark Rescuer! Aer stares down at the shark. The baby shark stares back with black, soulless eyes. Mom.
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says, "I mean, that's science, right?" The little shark wiggles in Aer's arms.
Shark Rescuer! Aer shakes her head. "We din' even bone, how th' fuck da ya figure that?!"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin has heard enough of this conversation to have a general understanding of the situation, and he's definitely ging to tell Silv.
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion shrugs, his wood warping around his barrel. "I mean, I was there, you were there... then little Sharko was there. What more do you need?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin declares, "I am shocked and disappointed in you, Aer. I was goign to give you a thing, but Now I'll just lump it in with the rest of your things when Silvy kicks you out."
Shark Rescuer! Aer turns to Rucin and wails, "B-b-but Oi din' even dew anythin'!" Mom mom mom mom
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin hmphs, "Well that certainly isn't a foodbaby, now is it?"
Shark Rescuer! Aer's tail thrashes behind her anxiously. "WoddewOidew?! This ain' moine!"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "Is Silvy also a shark? He could be the godfather."
Shark Rescuer! Aer narrows her eyes. "She, an' no she ain' ah shit wod...woddamOi..." She falls silent as she stares down at the gasping baby shark. Murder.
Shark Rescuer! Aer raises her eyes to stare at FML. No witnesses.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "There's only one reasonable course of action then."
Shark Rescuer! Aer peers at Rucin. "Wot?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin stares back at Aer. "I'm certain you know." A dramatic pause! "...Toss the shark into the ocean and never speak of this again."
Shark Rescuer! Aer nods quickly at that suggestion. "That. Yes that." She glares at FML. "YEW. Get mewvin' we're goin' East." She tromps over and sits side-saddle on FML's cannony body.
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion rolls obligingly.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin shrugs, and follows along after the sharks?
Sharkmom?! Aer commands them to make haste! TO THE COAST!

Outside Kittania

~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion rolls out again, Aer, holding the shark, astride him.

(24,13)

Sharkmom?! Aer commands her company to "HALT!"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin stands at teh shore, gazing emtily at the ocean. Emotions dulled of cruel necessity.
Sharkmom?! Aer stands atop FML's iron spine and holds out her "son" to the ocean. Everything the light touches is yours
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion was there, too!
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin sniffles, "...Before we never speak of this again, I just want to say..." He turns to Aer, "Are you sure it isn't a foodbaby? I'll take full responsibility, if it is."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion comments, "I think you can eat sharks."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin reels in horror at FML's suggestion
Sharkmom?! Aer rolls her eyes. "It's not," she grumps. She leans in to press her lips to the baby shark's head-part. "Ya dumb idiot," she mutters at FML.
Sharkmom?! Aer then grabs the baby shark by the tail, swings it around, and shot-puts that fucker into the deep end.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin nods acceptingly, and mutters, "I thought we had something special..."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion watches the shark splash into the ocean. "I loved that shark like I love myself," he comments absently.
Sharkmom?! Aer snorts. "Let's get back ta th' outpost," she grumbles, her good mood officially ruined now.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin heads back, with heavy heart
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion stares at the ocean for a while, then heads back.

Kittania

Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin guiltily returns to the bastion of psuedo-civilization known as Kittania.
Sharkmom?! Aer stands atop FML's back like a tank commander, arms crossed and expression serious.
Sharkmom?! Aer narrows her eyes at her two companions. "Snitches get stitches," she growls.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin hmphs, "Thought you 'didn't do anything'."
Shark Neverbeenamom Aer glares daggers at Rucin.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin could take her, maybe. Loser pays for dinner.
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "I know nothing. Nothing. Except that we sired a child named Sharko, and a piece of my soul resides in him."
Shark Neverbeenamom Aer stomps on FML's matte-black body. "Shush."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin tilts, "Sired? But, sharks are not seahorses..."
Shark Neverbeenamom Aer tosses a beanbag at Rucin's head. "Shush."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "No, you tell me where that baby came from or I'm never trusting you again."
Shark Neverbeenamom Aer growls, then points at FML's cannony port.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin blinks, and stares at the cannon apprehensively. "...Huh?"
Shark Neverbeenamom Aer says "He shout out a fuckin' baby shahk. Oi had noffin' ta dew wivvit!" she hisses."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin ohhhhhs, "Well why didn't you just say so in the first place?" He laughs it off.
Shark Neverbeenamom Aer bares her teeth in an angry snarl. "Coz Oi woz freakin' out innit?!"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin patpats her shoulder, "It's jsut a connonshark, happens all the time. Relax."
Shark NEVERBEENAMOM!! Aer looks incredulous. "Since when does it happen oll th' toime?!"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin Hmphs, "Ever since pirates developed landsharks as a means of bombarding port cities."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "I did not know that. I've learned something today."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin nods, "It's perfectly normal."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "It's never happened to me before. Does this mean I've hit menopause?"
SharkEyes Aer blinks. Wait what.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin shrugs, "I never read about the specifics of it,"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "Me neither."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion can feel Sharko swimming through the ocean, even now. "So what have you folks figured out since we last met?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin hms, and glances to Aer, "Well, tails are sensitive, but powerful."
SharkEyes Aer nodnods. "Stremely sensitive.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "Oh, that reminds me! I built you a thing!"
SharkEyes Aer quirks an eyebrow. "Wot thing?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin rustles in his backpack until he takes outa...well, somthing metallic, partly like salad tongs bent out backward with metal sockets running along them, and sharpened tips. on the inside of teh metal sockets, they're lined with wadded up gloves.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "Tadah! It's a weapon!"
SharkEyes Aer's eyes widen. "Oh..."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "See, you squeeze it, and the tips of your tail should fit right in. I took your measurements for it during th massage."
SharkEyes Aer curls her tail around to lay across her arms. "...it looks heavy."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "naw, it's pretty small, mostly just meant to cover the striking area. the only reason for teh bottom half is so it doean't go flying off with the first swing, yeah?"
SharkEyes Aer ahs. "...wanna help me puttiton?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin nods, "I was thinking it might be difficult yourself, so I'd be happy to."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion mind swims. Sensitive massages? Strange devices? He never studied for this. He decides to stay quiet and see where it goes.
SharkEyes Aer hops down from FML's back and offers her tailtip to Rucin!
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin bends the sproingy bit, gently placing the main finguard over the top and ensuring its comfortable fit, then guiding the underside into place. It's a bit less heavy than a pair of SPS gloves.
SharkEyes Aer wiggles her tailtip experimentally. "...s'weird," she mutters.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "I believe in you! But careful; your tail now qualifies as a lethal weapon."
SharkEyes Aer flicks the new weapon around behind her, away from FML and Rucin. "...well damn. Thanks, mate!"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin nods, "You're welcome! It should keep you from getting any splinters, too."
SharkEyes Aer winces, and asks, "So...istherea sheath forrit or...?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin blinks, oh. Huh. "Nope!"
SharkEyes Aer narrows her eyes to slits.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "I mean, I guess I could find something, but it's mostly just a spike; we could find like a bugette or something to put over it."
SharkEyes Aer makes a face as her tail swishes behind her idly. "Probably a good policy in the outposts, that."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin says "Okay!" He runs off to the cafe; a bit later he returns with a loaf of bread, which is unceremoniously shoved upon the tip of Aer's tail. Shish kebab? "There, all safe."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion mutters, "Great for campfires."
SharkEyes Aer blinks at Rucin. "...can yew...please take tha' off?"
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin tut-tuts, "Safety first, Aer dear."
SharkEyes Aer grumbles about safetying Rucin's butt.
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin smiles wsweetly, "You have a cute butt too. But like I told Silvy, let's save that discussion until we're all together."
SharkEyes Aer baps him on the shoulder with her breadblade. "Wotevvah," she replies with a smirk. "Anyway. Oi gotta go."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion murmurs, "This is the best thing since sliced bread."
Transcendent Grand Lord Elevated Badass of the Gods Rucin nods, "Alright. Stay upbeat!"
SharkEyes Aer pats FML's tank. "Arse," she chuckles. And with a wave to Rucin, she's off!
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion calls after her, "Arse to you too!"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion says "Well, I have to go, too. See you around, space cowboy." He rolls off in the opposite direction.

Sharko 2: Blood Frenzy

Improbable Central

Transcendent Almighty Emperor of Improbability with Holy Cheese and a Side of Badass Fries Rucin begins contruction on the fountain's covering.
Chomp Jez roars and leaps to shove him away.
Transcendent Almighty Emperor of Improbability with Holy Cheese and a Side of Badass Fries Rucin is pushed to the side!
And it's already too late. From the depths of the pipe, clinking can be heard, rapidly growing closer. From the abyss, Sharko has returned, armed to the teeth that coat his body with swordfish grasped in mouth. He's here for revenge against parents.
Chomp Jez blinks at the thing from the fountain.
The thing from the fountain snarls at Jez, knowing nothing but abandonment and pain. With a withering glare at Rucin, he steps out of the fountain and begins his hunt.
Insouciant Swan Babochka also blinks at the thing from the fountain. And quickly absconds at a high run.
Chomp Jez steps back a bit, baring teeth.
Sharko pays Jez no mind; if she were his mother, killing her now would be too easy, too unsatisfying. But soon, yes soon, his neglectful family will be torn to shreds by his own teeth.
Transcendent Almighty Emperor of Improbability with Holy Cheese and a Side of Badass Fries Rucin holds perfectly still, maybe the shark-mutant can't see motion. He does turn to Jez to hiss, "You just had to keep getting in the way, didn't you."
Chomp Jez snaps at Rucin, tail lashing. She edges for Sharko.
Sharko turns to glare warily at Jez, coated inthe scars of a harsh upbringing on the pitiless streets of the ocean. There's no room for mercy there, which makes it something he's never known. He stares her down, sizes her up. Mate? Or food? Both?
Chomp Jez gulps, continuing to edge closer. N-Nice shark. H-Handsome shark.
Sharko snarls roughly. Too young to be his mother, maybe. There'll be time for tearing her up after he finds and has revenge on his family. He thuds wetly toward the council offices.
Chomp Jez lets out a breath through her gills.

Improbable Central (During a Cocktail Party)

Transcendent Almighty Emperor of Improbability with Holy Cheese and a Side of Badass Fries Rucin erms. He sees where this is going. "So, I'm going to be heading home. Oh! But Mr. Lion, I believe Sharko has returned, and looked rather upset about something. You may want to talk with and/or avoid him entirely."
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion ignores Whistle's fancy promises for a second, and jerks his attention to Rucin. "Returned? Sharko has returned?"
Transcendent Almighty Emperor of Improbability with Holy Cheese and a Side of Badass Fries Rucin nods, "Yep, crawled up through the fountain, which's connected to the ocean of course. Do have fun with that information!"
~^~samedesu~^~ Full Metal Lion turns with a start, and zooms out of the Outpost, crying, "My boy, I must find my baby boy!"

Improbable Central

Like a hundred "SpiderKitty Launcher with Integrated Chainsaw +1"s! Full Metal Lion tries to slam his fist on the table before he realizes he has no table and no fist. "This is unacceptable. Street urchin, I henceforth make it my personal mission to find your name and other sundry items you have lost!"
Mimicbird Shi ohs. "c'n you find a sammich? I- I definitely lost a sammich."
Like a hundred "SpiderKitty Launcher with Integrated Chainsaw +1"s! Full Metal Lion declares "I will immediately find a sandwich!" and quickly rolls to the door of the Prancing SpiderKitty.
Mimicbird Shi grins. "oh, uhh, thanks mister!"
Like a hundred "SpiderKitty Launcher with Integrated Chainsaw +1"s! Full Metal Lion returns a minute later with a sandwich balanced on the top of his barrel. "Eat up! Then, our quest begins!"
Mimicbird Shi reaches for the sandwich. "uhm. quest?"
Dark, hungry eyes gaze out of the fountain, locked upon the barrel of what once was a shark. swordfish gripped tightly in hand, a hunking, scarred figure emerges from the fountain and lumbers closer.
Like a hundred "SpiderKitty Launcher with Integrated Chainsaw +1"s! Full Metal Lion jerks to a sudden stop just a foot from Shi, sandwich sliding forward from its precarious throne. "I know that feeling," he mutters, the hulking figure raising the swordfish behind him, ready to strike.
Mimicbird Shi waaails softly as the sandwich falls on the ground. wait, when has that ever stopped her. she dives to scoop it up and get the hell away before the guy with the swordfish strikes.
Like a hundred "SpiderKitty Launcher with Integrated Chainsaw +1"s! Full Metal Lion dodges left, tumbling over, as the swordfish crashes down in his place. "My son!" He cries. "WAAAAAAAAA!" cries Sharko.
Mimicbird Shi uhms, rertreating a little to eat her sammich from the safety of a tree.
Like a hundred "SpiderKitty Launcher with Integrated Chainsaw +1"s! Full Metal Lion wheels around to face Sharko. "My son, my beautiful son! Come to papa!" And Sharko comes at him for sure, with a mean right-hook that sends him flying over the Outpost wall.
Mimicbird Shi ohhhhs. "uhm. bye mister."
The Shark-beast perrs at Shi, for just a moment, before turning and trudging off toward the jungles. it seems to be trying to form a word, as it is stuttering, "D...d...d..."
Like a hundred "SpiderKitty Launcher with Integrated Chainsaw +1"s! Full Metal Lion is nowhere to be found, however, and Sharko comes trudging back, defeated, a while later. He howls in fury and dives back into the fountain.

1) Ed note: "same" was originally written in hiragana, which could not be reproduced here due to technical limitations of the Wiki of Lies at time of writing. "Same" is the Japanese word for shark.
 
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