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Occupied Equestria - 23 Jump Street
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149000
Dark Star starts has embarked in a new venture - infiltrating cells of leftwing radicals at a local university.
256 replies and 4 files omitted.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149406
149407
>>149405
Iron nods once again, glancing back at Sands as if he expected her to say he didn't really.
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149407
149408
>>149406
“Give me a sign” she says
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149408
149409
>>149407
"I... do not know how I can do that right now," Iron reluctantly admitted before looking back at Sands with bountiful will "but I promise you I will be the stallion you can be proud of no matter what it takes."
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149409
149410
>>149408
“I don’t want to be proud of you. I want to be wanted.” She says, turning over onto her side, exposing her belly to him.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149410
149411
>>149409
Iron spared a glance down at the exposed belly with a bit of concern, surprised to hear her dismiss his earnest attempt to validate her. "Feel wanted?" he asked in turn. "Is striving for your success not equal to feeling wanted?"
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149411
149412
>>149410
“Well, it is, it’s just a little… well, you want a child to do well. You want to own a lover. Merge with her. Spend every waking moment with her. It’s a bit different.”
Anonymous
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No.149412
149413
>>149411
"Own them?" Iron uttered back, not quite grasping what Sands meant with that statement.
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149413
149414
>>149412
“Well, I mean…” her eyes looks upwards around the room as if searching.

“Want them to be yours.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149414
149415
>>149413
Iron's puzzlement only grew at the statement, starting to feel lost again.
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149415
149416
>>149414
She gives a small laugh, and opens her forelegs

“Cuddle me, you fool.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149416
149417
>>149415
Iron blinked once before cracking a smile. He soon wrapped his forelegs around Sands once again with renewed vigor and submerged himself inside her plump chestfluff.
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149417
149418
>>149416
squeak

White Sands may have received more than she anticipated. The mare, though much smaller than Iron, has longer, softer fur that is pleasant to the touch, even if it does smell like pennies and anti-biotics. She is content to be enveloped by him, and places her muzzle on his fur.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149418
149419
>>149417
Iron breathed contently onto Sands, gently stroking her back up and down for a bit with his forelegs as he poured his love out from big heart onto the mare's own.
I might as well enjoy the moment until Cauldron gets here, he softly thought to himself. I have this feeling she might need me for something today.
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149419
149420
>>149418
purr

The mare purrs in his grasp. She lays there contentedly with her eyes closed for what must be several minutes.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149420
149421
>>149419
All the while, Iron made sure Sands felt as wanted as possible with his foreleg, giving her only the best stroking and mane combing he could feasibly do.
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149421
149422
>>149420
Her mane - though frizzled and in areas, tangled, after the events of the last day - is still long and smooth, pleasant to touch.

She lets him go on like this for a while, and then says,
“You’re welcome for last night.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149422
149423
>>149421
Iron's left ear swiveled at the comment, causing him to finally get his head off her chest with a questioning look. "What for?" he innocently asked the unicorn mare in question.
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149423
149424
>>149422
“For making you look good in front of the zebra.” She says.

“She’s onviously interested in you, but ponies don’t prize what they can have at any time, if they want. With me being there, and acting interested in you - pretty young white unicorn pony mare that I am, you look more desirable to her. And more to the point, she has to take you now or maybe lose you.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149424
149425
>>149423
"Huh?" Iron uttered, somewhat shocked to hear Sands' words. "How long did you know she was into me?"
Anonymous
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No.149425
149426
>>149424
“I could hear what you two were doing together. It was pretty obvious. She was into you.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149426
149427
>>149425
"L-like what?" Iron uttered, curious as to what Sands saw that made her realize Cauldron was into him.
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149427
149428
>>149426
She smiles, showing teeth
“Hehehe, don’t worry about it. The point is she’ll want you more, and want you now, if a pretty mare may take you instead.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149428
149429
>>149427
Iron's mouth was still slightly agape from the big reveal, remaining in astonished silence for a good while as he stared up at the Marechiavellian unicorn proudly smiling at such adept social manipulation. He couldn't believe Sands had done such a pivotal act, almost to the point of slightly doubting if Cauldron really desired him as much as he thought right now.
Anonymous
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No.149429
149430
>>149428
"Even if she did leave you blue-balled last night." She adds playfully
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149430
149431
>>149429
"Blue...balled?" Iron gasped out, cuirosity sparking once again.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149431
149432
>>149430
"Heh" She again giggles.

"She did not have sex with you."
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149432
149433
>>149431
"Oh," Iron muttered, fully understanding where Sands was coming from. "It is not a big deal. She might have gotten too much responsibilities on her hooves to really go for it."
Regardless of his platitudes, he was a bit bummed out over it.
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149433
149434
>>149432
“Uh huh.” She tilts her head with a doubting expression

“But because of that, you doubt whether she’s really yours.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149434
149435
>>149433
"I would not say that," Iron denied with a shake of his head. "I am more worried that by fully comitting to it, she may find herself at her limit by taking care of the future foals."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149435
149436
>>149434
"You can have sex without risking pregnancy" She says
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149436
149437
>>149435
"You mean by using her mouth?" Iron asked in turn, not fully convinced at the presumed suggestion.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149437
149438
>>149436
"No. Well yes, but I mean by just pulling out before you orgasm, or by using a condom. Or just have sex when she's not on her cycle."
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149438
149439
>>149437
"Those sound pretty risky," Iron commented, not too sure to risk jumping the gun with these alien concepts of birth control. "I doubt I can pull out, or know when she's on her heat cycle, or what even these 'condoms' are."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149439
149440
>>149438
She says
"So long as you don't get any semen inside her, pulling out will work. And condoms keep any from getting inside as well, so long as they don't break. As for cycles, she'll know."
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149440
149441
>>149439
"Why should I play with fire like that?" Iron answered in turn, getting more unsure by the minute. "I can always cuddle or tickle that pink nub with my tongue. The last thing I want is Cauldron being unable to properly secure her dream job due to motherhood."
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149441
149442
>>149440
She shrugs.

“If you don’t want to, then don’t.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149442
149443
>>149441
Iron couldn't help but pout a little at the dismissive answer, yet simply exhaled and opted instead to just continue the cuddling with Sands for the time being.
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149443
149444
>>149442
With a hoof, she pets his back
I however, will receive you.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149444
149445
>>149443
The pat on the back suddenly reminded Iron that Sands was a mare, too, soon looking back at her with a bit of concern. "Speaking of receiving," he prefaced it with a tinge of concern "are you going to start trying for foals after this?"
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149445
149446
>>149444
“‘After this’?” She asks
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149446
149447
>>149445
"I did say I would accept responsibility, after all," Iron soon added with a sheepish smile. "Perhaps you thought it expired after some time or something like that."
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149447
149448
>>149446
“If the seed has already taken root… it’ll be another eleven months.” She says
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149448
149449
>>149447
"Eleven months?" Iron asked in astonishment as he reeled back his head a bit. "Does it really take that long?"
Anonymous
3572cf0
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No.149449
149450
>>149448
She nods.
“Yes. It takes that long.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149450
149452
>>149449
"Huh..." Iron muttered, turning pensive. "So that is why couples try for foals many times..."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149452
149453
>>149450
“I mean… it takes that long until birth when there is a pregnancy. Foaling is hit or miss. A mare is not guaranteed to become pregnant under even the best of conditions.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149453
149454
>>149452
Iron nodded further, thinking he got the gist of it. "That means I will have to go at it for more times than I do now to be as sure as possible it takes place," he concluded "got it."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149454
149455
>>149453
“You’ll know what there is a pregnancy.” She says, then smiles,

“But yes. Many more times.”
Looking up at him slyly
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149455
149456
>>149454
Iron nodded a couple more times before humming softly in deep thought. "...would your family be proud of you having foals?" he not-so-casually inquired.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149456
149457
>>149455
"Y-yes." She says, sharply
Anonymous
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No.149457
149458
>>149456
"Even if your social standing could be better?" Iron followed up as a hoof soon trailed to her cheek while he stared at the unicorn into her eyes.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149458
149459
>>149457
"Well... the higher the social standing of the stallion, the better."
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149459
149460
>>149458
"Then it seems I must really work on displaying such standing to ensure your family is extra proud, then," Iron concluded with a small smile.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149460
149461
>>149459
She smiles back
"Yes, that's... that's the spirit."
Anonymous
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No.149461
149462
>>149460
Wrapping his other hoof around the back of Sands' head, Iron soon shuffled his position so that his snout was inches away from hers, breathing lightly brushing against the unicorn's coat hairs as he soon smiled along with her. "We will show them just how worthy you really are," he softly yet confidently whispered to his mare.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149462
149463
>>149461
She locks her green eyes into his, and smiles
"Hehehehehe"
She lies relaxed in his embrace, letting Iron move her as he wills.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149463
149464
>>149462
And with that, Iron soon leans into Sands to plant his lips against hers in a tender display of the affection she had craved for a while.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149464
149465
>>149463
Only when it is clear that Iron has made the first move does she herself move, tilting her head to gently lock lips with his, and placing her forelegs on his sides.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149465
149466
>>149464
Iron didn't do much else aside from enjoying Sands' lips on his, gently breathing in and out as his forelegs tenderly brushed her mane up and down in a soothing rhythm.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149466
149467
>>149465
Sands, however, tilts her head, opens her mouth wider, and starts to place her tongue in his mouth.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149467
149468
>>149466
Iron allows it, carefully dancing along Sands' invading tongue at her tempo, always trying to go slow and enjoy the more romantic moment.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149468
149469
>>149467
She briefly invades, and then recedes, keeping pace. Her lips are thin, but certainly soft, and she makes slow movements reciprocating his.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149469
149470
>>149468
Iron's heart couldn't help but swell a little at Sands' restraint, happy to see her reciprocating the mood he had crafted but feeling she wanted a lot more than he really wanted for the time being.
Nevertheless, he simply stayed like this, lovingly making out with Sands until she was fully satisfied or somepony decided to interrupt the moment.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149470
149471
>>149469
It's probably three minutes, but she pulls away, looking at him.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149471
149472
>>149470
Thus, Iron pulls back as well, flashing a lovedrunk smile from the rather tame makeout session they had just experienced. "Feeling any better?" he breathed out, the satisfaction apparent in his voice.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149472
149473
>>149471
"I thought you wanted to try?" She says
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149473
149474
>>149472
"I would rather ask Cauldron for permission first before messing up her furniture," Iron sheepishly admitted. "You won't be able to catch all of it with your lower mouth."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149474
149475
>>149473
She starts a smile, and then moves to a scowl.
“Don’t tell her! That will piss her off.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149475
149476
>>149474
"That is what I mean," Iron replied soon after. "She will most likely smell me if I were to try with you here."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149476
149477
>>149475
She scrunches.
“Alright.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149477
149478
>>149476
"Surely you did not think she would not notice the smell of sex in her bedroom, right?" Iron presented, almost wondering if her desire to become a proud member of her family had blinded her just a bit. "Cauldron is quite perceptive."
With that being said, however, he soon started to slide out of bed in order to get back on his feet before quickly checking if he had bits in his pocket still. "Besides," he added with a smirk "I'm sure you would like something a lot more fancy than this."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149478
149479
>>149477
She continues scrunching. After a minute, she says,

“The hotel room was nice.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149479
149480
>>149478
"Nice is not going to cut it this time," Iron boldly proclaimed before hopping off the bed with a confident strut. "We are gonna look for the best hotel room for today."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149480
149481
>>149479
She smiles s little more brightly, and gets off the bed
“Some day, you should get a house.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149481
149482 149487
>>149480
"It is in my to-do list items to get," Iron agreed with a happy nod "mostly for you."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149482
149483 149487
>>149481
She smiles back, and then turns away, leaving the room and line of sight
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149483
149484
>>149482
Iron first ensured his leather belt was properly set before checking his bit pouch a second time with more of a frown: He may need to get some extra money to ensure he could buy Sands the best time of her life... for now.
I sure hope Cauldron is using all the money I invested in her wisely, he half-hoped before slowly walking towards the bedroom's exit.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149484
149486
>>149483
White Sands is busy setting water to boil on a stove in a tea pot.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149486
>>149484
At least she got some of her appetite back, Iron mused to himself with a proud smile.
Following that, he soon walked over to where Sands was making tea, silently watching her in rapt interest in the offchance he could be the one to do it for her as a friendly gesture later on.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149487
149488
>>149481
>>149482
The door opens, and Black Cauldron enters, wearing a jacket. She quickly turns her head and sees the two in the kitchen.

"Oh. Iron. You're up. And still here."
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149488
149489
>>149487
Iron nodded before trotting over to Cauldron and giving her a warm, welcoming hug. "Welcome back," he greeted.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149489
149490
>>149488
She doesn't seem to have expected the hug, but accepts it all the same. Her fur is course and short.

"Hello. Are you feeling better?"
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149490
149491
>>149489
"I am," Iron confirmed with an energetic nod before backing off back to foreleg's lengths and flashing a thankful smile "thanks to you and Sands."
With that little compliment streak done, he'd soon walk back to where Sands was preparing the water to see how it was done once again, hoping he didn't miss anything.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149491
149492
>>149490
She watches the flames under the teapot, evidently still waiting for it to boil.

Black Cauldron:
“Good. Those Ginoviccis are still out there. And they will try to look for us.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149492
149493
>>149491
"Are they also looking for you now?" Iron inquired with a glance at Cauldron, trying his best not to lose focus on the tea making process.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149493
149494
>>149492
"I don't believe so. Just you two. But they could associate it with all of us, and start a turf war."
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149494
149495
>>149493
Thus, the native simply nodded, thankful it wasn't personal at the very least. "I will be ready to face them before they get any ideas," he confidently declared to Cauldron.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149495
149496
>>149494
“They already have ideas, I am sure. I don’t know if they will want to venture into the city. But they will be looking for you. And they will be ready for when you come to them.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149496
149497
>>149495
Iron nodded once again, taking a deep breath to steel himself for the soon-to-be battle to decide the fate of him and the ones he cares about.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149497
149498
>>149496
"Iron" she turns her eyes towards White Sands, and then back to Iron.
"Can we talk in private for a minute?"
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149498
149499
>>149497
Iron's ears swiveled at the request, making him turn towards Cauldron before walking over to her. "Sure," he answered with a hint of confusion.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149499
149500
>>149498
She looks again to Sands, moves with Iron to the bedroom, looks back suspiciously at Sands, closes and locks the door, and then moves into the bedroom on the other side of the bed, looking suspiciously at the door. In a low whisper she says

"Iron..." She looks into his eyes with seriousness
"Do you want to become an Associate?"
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149500
149501
>>149499
Oh! She must mean something about fully entering the gang proper if we're pulling ranks like that!
"Remind me what's an Associate, first," he'd whisper back to Cauldron just to make sure that was her intention.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149501
149502
>>149500
"It's the lowest level of our organization." She says

"You help make money for the organization. And in return, they offer... we offer, protection. Fraternity."
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149502
149503
>>149501
"If it means I can reduce your workload and focus on your dream job, I will definitely become an Associate for you," Iron soon whispered back with a winning smile.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149503
149504
>>149502
“That’s not…” she looks away, then back to Iron.

“It’s not about me. I will be above you in the organization, yes. But it is not about loyalty to me, nor am I at the top. It is about the organization. The syndicate.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149504
149505
>>149503
Iron's smile faded just a little bit at Cauldron's reply, almost feeling like there was something off about this ordeal. Nevertheless, he nodded once. "I will not betray the organization at any point," he soon confirmed to Cauldron. "You have my word."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149505
149506
>>149504
“Let’s… well, let’s ease you into it. Maybe it’s better that you not officially be a part of it, so long as you have this problem with the Ginovicci’s. For now, let’s do specific jobs for them. Iron, you know you have to tackle these griffins, right?”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149506
149507
>>149505
Iron simply nods to confirm that is indeed his duty.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149507
149508
>>149506
“Alright, well…” she looks away.

“There is a job that would make money. And get you out of the city for the day. Far away from where the Ginovicci would ever look for you.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149508
149510
>>149507
Iron softly tilts his head to the side, puzzled at the sidetrack, but patiently waited for Cauldron to continue explaining the situation.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149510
149511
>>149508
"We received a tip that out in the mountains, there is an abandoned mine where a load of quicksilver was lost sometime last century. There wasn't that much effort to retrieve it back then but now, with the war time shortages, the price has more than doubled. A flash flood has uncovered it, supposedly. We just have to collect it, bring it back, and sell it."
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149511
149512
>>149510
"We will not be the only ones going for it, will we?" Iron muttered, already feeling there will be a lot of ponies gunning for this tip.
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149512
149513
>>149511
“That… depends on who else knows. It’s a bit remote, and harder to get to, especially with travel around the countryside restricted. And the wildlife… it’s also really heavy, and may be hard to carry back.” She smiles. “That’s why we need your muscles.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149513
149514
>>149512
Iron couldn't help but stifle a chuckle at the role he had to play. "I see," he answered softly with a nod. "I can definitely do that."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149514
149515
>>149513
“It’s, well, it’s a bit out of the way. It’ll take much of the morning to get there, and at best, we won’t be back until the night.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149515
149516
>>149514
Iron hummed softly, soon poking the tip of his chin in thought for a second: Sands may not have the chance to properly have her fill, meaning she'll have to wait a day at the very least. However, he barely had any money and this would prove to be a good way to show Cauldron he was perfectly capable of ending this little feud considering all the dangers. Needless to say, he was easy to convince in that regard.
"It will be fine," he answered with a nod. "It will not eat much of my time."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149516
149517 149518
>>149515
“As I said, there’s quite a bit of it up there. And it’s gone up drastically in value since they use it in making munitions, or something. It’s potentially very profitable.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149517
149518 149521
>>149516
Iron smirks softly at Cauldron's added incentive, simply patting her on the shoulder. "I accept the terms," he concluded with a nod. "Who else is coming along?"
Anonymous
1b149a2
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No.149518
149519 149520
>>149516
>>149517
Henlo
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149519
149522
>>149518
Hi

>>149268
June seems to want to hear more about how Solar Night came to his current political understanding, and where he stands now
Anonymous
fcf22cf
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No.149520
149528
>>149518
Hoi
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149521
149559
>>149517
"I'm not sure right now. Certainly you and I" She answers
Anonymous
1b149a2
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No.149522
149523
>>149519
"Well thats a very long story. got time to listen?"
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149523
149524
>>149522
“I’ve got a little time.” He says
Anonymous
1b149a2
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No.149524
149525
>>149523
"Well as i said,My brother would let me read with him. he was a SocDem. he would read books and pamphlets for hours."
He smiles recalling the memories of his actual brother
"But as i said, they weren't inclusive enough for my tastes."
Anonymous
7badb07
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No.149525
149526
>>149524
“Not inclusive enough?” He asks
Anonymous
1b149a2
?
No.149526
149527
>>149525
He chuckles
"Yea thats right. they only seem to care about their own. they are basically fascist,i have came to learn."
He scowls after this statement.
Anonymous
7badb07
?
No.149527
149529
>>149526
He pauses
“Why do you say that?”
Anonymous
1b149a2
?
No.149528
>>149520
i didnt mean to interrupt
Anonymous
1b149a2
?
No.149529
149531
>>149527
Dark Star(Solar night) cocks his head to the side
"What do you mean? isnt it self evident?"
Anonymous
7badb07
?
No.149531
149532
>>149529
“I want to hear why you think it.”
Anonymous
1b149a2
?
No.149532
149533
>>149531
"Have you ever heard of any creature,that's not a pony of some sort being able to run for office with the social democrats? i Haven't. They Claim to represent Every Creature but they only care about the weight of their bit pouches"
Anonymous
7badb07
?
No.149533
149534
>>149532
He nods his head
“Go on.”
Anonymous
1b149a2
?
No.149534
149535
>>149533
"About the social democrats? Ok. Well i've seen them turn away. Minotaurs and griffins from positions of power. simply because they aren't ponies."
Anonymous
7badb07
?
No.149535
149536
>>149534
He nods
"Is it the rights of the non-ponies you are most concerned about?"
Anonymous
1b149a2
?
No.149536
149537
>>149535
"Of Course. they are the most oppressed under the current regime."
Anonymous
7badb07
?
No.149537
149538
>>149536
He nods, taking it in

"Well, you came to the right place. Baltimare isn't quite as diverse as Manehattan, but it's the most diverse place in South East Equestria, and it has the greatest class consciousness. And Jim Haykins in particular will teach you a lot about political theory. But let me tell you, it's not just a theory here. We put our beliefs into practice, and we believe politics is a very practical topic here."
Anonymous
1b149a2
?
No.149538
149645
>>149537
"Jim haykins sounds like paradise. I Think i'm gonna like it hear a lot."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
35b1269
?
No.149551
149552
(You) are a cute pony
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149552
>>149551
gasp
Anonymous
7badb07
?
No.149553
149554
>>149364
Technically... the party was working for the Blackhooves when they investigated Comte with agent Skies being there, and the Hoebuck, raid, while not done through the Blackhooves's State Security Administration, was done by a different part of the federal government

"Are you sure? Because this is how they would do it. If they wanted to clear the region."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
afea8a8
?
No.149554
149555
>>149553
shrugs

"Maybe, but they would have to send in troops to clear out most entrenched of rural families."
Anonymous
7badb07
?
No.149555
149556
>>149554
"Yes! Exactly! And then they'll send them here to Baltimare."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
afea8a8
?
No.149556
149557
>>149555
"Where those very angry and vengeful ponies are more likely to meet up with resistance groups in city, have their anger galvanized, and cause even more trouble for government than if they were left alone."
Anonymous
7badb07
?
No.149557
149558
>>149556
"Yes. That's what we need to be prepared for."
Silver "The Floof" Sword
afea8a8
?
No.149558
149643
>>149557
"Either way, I am not so sure that Black Hooves are interested in anything more than making sure that we do not actively revolt. If I were them, I would be trying to better things in order to actually build loyalty. You cannot just stab country in back during war, call yourselves 'Saviors of Ponykind', and expect loyalty without doing something to earn it."
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149559
149665
>>149521
Iron hums softly for a bit, thinking about his options. "...will we need some sort of guide or more hooves to carry other essentials?" he inquired instead. "Is it better to keep the team as small as possible?"
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149619
149628 149643
I have been busy, but things might calm down soon to get back to playing.
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149628
149643
>>149619
Soon… hopefully
Anonymous
7badb07
?
No.149643
149644 149664
>>149628
>>149619
Soon

>>149558
"Yeah..." Clipping sits down on the couch, looking unsure of himself
Silver "The Floof" Sword
05a3122
?
No.149644
>>149643
Silver goes over, and gives him a reassuring pat on the back.
Anonymous
7badb07
?
No.149645
149661
>>149538
"Paradise? Ha! Far from paradise. There is so much more that can be improved, in the professors, the administrators... even the students. But let me tell you. Paradise is not far off. The creatures of the world are starting to wake. And the steps that will take us to that paradise, or as near as we can make it? That is being planned here. Forged here. I know creatures who were involved in the uprising of last September. I've spoken to them at length about what happened, and what must happen next time."

His eyes light up

"Yes, it failed. They were prepared, we were not. But they are weaker now, with their wars of imperialism. And we will be prepared. Our great mistake in September was reacting to the Fascists, reacting to their closure of the Unions. Can you believe that? Reacting to Reacionaries? When we, the next generation, should be the movers of history? Not again.

The Unions are gone, it is true, and with them ended the first great mobilizing organization of the working class. But the great movers of the Revolution were not arrested - not most of them anyways - and more are being created everyday. They just moved into hiding. And when the time is right, we will rise again. And when we do, we will find ourselves freed from all constraints of Princess, Master, Landlord, or antiquarian morality. We will be free to find fraternity with all feeling creatures, with no bounds of class, nation, or species, and free to pursue all manner of happiness in this, our one and only life. Do you understand what can be won? Do you understand what is to be done?"

He pauses for a moment, enraptured by his own words:
"No. I don't think you do. But if you want to know, well, you came to the right place."

He stands up, still looking at Dark Star, placing a hoof up on the chair next to him.
Silver "The Floof" Sword
bab6c91
?
No.149653
floofy floof noises
Anonymous
220d6f3
?
No.149661
149662
>>149645
“Wow that was quite the speech. You’re very good at that. It’s frankly amazing. You said you actually know some of the creatures that rose up? Incredible! You’re right I don’t know too much but I would love to know more.”
Anonymous
7badb07
?
No.149662
>>149661
When June arrived and sat down on the chair across from Dark Star, Lunar Nadir leaned over Solar Night with both forelegs wrapped around his neck and shoulders, and with her head and chin firmly pressed into his back. Her wings have eased away from her body, and fall down, as if failing to fold properly. Yet despite Nadir's thorough invasion of Solar Night's personal space, June does not look at her, nor take any notice of her, nor aim his eyes anywhere save at the eyes of this newcomer, Solar Night. Just before June's last speech, Nadir becomes aware of her now physical clinginess, and backs off of Solar Night, sitting uprising, and allowing a foot and a half between them. Yet even this movement does not draw June's attention, and Dark Star may be forgiven if he believes Lunar Nadir to be a just a hallucination shared by himself and Mars Loaf, albeit a very persistent hallucination, and one he can feel and touch, and be felt and touched in turn.

June smiles, and pulls his head back in triumph. For a moment it seems as if he's been knocked off kilter, or perhaps the alcohol has finally truly set in. But he lowers his head back and regains his composure.

"Oh yes. I know much, and if you are willing, so shall you in time. We will do much."
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149664
149665
>>149643
Spark was last after a possible changeling, but he got away.
Anonymous
7badb07
?
No.149665
149666 149667
>>149664
The last post is >>149190, which is "[the stallion] runs some ways down, until the sidewalk meets a street"

>>149559
She answers,
"I'm not sure. It's an area I've never been to, and where it may be easy to get lost. Anypony who joins the group will definitely want a share, and may also be a potential traitor. We definitely need as much strength as possible to carry things out."
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149666
149668
>>149665
I had thought last time we got to where the stallion ran behind a building.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149667
149668
>>149665
Iron hummed softly, wondering himself if he had such a thing: Even after his positive experiences after his big failure, he was a quite queasy over inviting Sands along in case she got hurt again for his sake.
Quickly shaking his head, he looked back to Cauldron with a tinge of curiosity. "Do you have a pony who would be interested and is trustworthy enough?" he tentatively prodded.
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149668
149669 149671
>>149666
Correct. He’s gone down another walkway, and out of line of sight.

>>149667
“That depends… we could invite the creature who first gave the tip. He’ll probably want a share, and we don’t know him well. We could bring another associate from the Syndicate. He’d be trustworthy, but he wouldn’t necessarily know anything about the area. And then we could bring one of your friends…”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149669
149670
>>149668
I suppose Spark will now retreat back to his friends now that the spies have their cover blown.
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149670
149672
>>149669
Spark goes south(?), and then west, past apartments, and into a fenced lot where all of the creatures wait in the truck

“Where you followed?” Makade asks
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149671
149673
>>149668
"One of my friends?" Iron asked with a tilt of his head.
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149672
149676
>>149670
"I was for a bit, but he ran off. I think we best hurry or they will catch back up."
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149673
149674
>>149671
“You know. One of your ponies you work with.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149674
149675
>>149673
"You mean Sands?" Iron asked in tow, unsure of what Cauldron was implying.
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149675
149678
>>149674
“Well, she could be one of them, yes. I meant the ones you do… ‘business’ with.”
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149676
149677
>>149672
Ply Press:
“I agree.” He starts the truck, and drives off and away from the location.
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149677
149679
>>149676
I assume he waited for Spark to get inside.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149678
149679
>>149675
Iron blinked once before shaking his head. "I doubt those ponies can be trusted with this," he replied in turn before turning pensive. "...maybe Sands can be trusted?"
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149679
149680 149681
>>149677
Yes. With Spark needing to get inside for it to be easy to talk yo him, though speaking through an open driver’s side window is possible. Wellspring has hidden herself in the back.

>>149678
She blinks
“I’ve asked this before, but… who is she? Is she some rescue project of yours? Are you trying to take her as an apprentice. Is she a” she whispers the next part “lover?”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149680
149682
>>149679
Spark rides along.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149681
149682
>>149679
"I think she will be a valuable asset in order to spread the word of your business," Iron replied as succinctly as he could. "She is quite charismatic."
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149682
149683 149684
>>149680
But where is Spark going?

>>149681
“So that’s what you want to do with her? Hire her into sales? Or advertising?”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149683
149685
>>149682
I believe they are driving back to the house and from there, we can find out more about what Wellspring is wanting.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149684
149685
>>149682
"Either works, really," Iron agreed with a nod.
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149685
149686 149693
>>149683
And so they wind their way through the city, ending up back at the house. Wellspring looks around variously before exiting with her bag, and hurrying into the house.

>>149684
“But what about today?” She asks
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149686
149687
>>149685
"As a travelling partner," Iron proposed instead with a nod. "I think she can shoot magic through her horn, so that could help."
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149687
149689
>>149686
“A unicorn might help.” She mumbles.
“I don’t know how much ‘magic’ is really helpful, but it couldn’t hurt I suppose.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149689
149690
>>149687
"We should probably ask her if she is willing to go into the jungle, though," Iron suggested with a bit of hesitation. "She strikes me as an adept concrete jungle dweller only."
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149690
149691
>>149689
“I suppose…” Cauldron says

“She does look a little soft. And delicate…”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149691
149692
>>149690
"She did jump in a fight when I was downed," Iron tentatively offered with a slightly sheepish smile. "That has to count for something, right?"
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149692
149695
>>149691
“Well…” she looks down to the floor.”

“Yes. That does count for something.”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149693
149694
>>149685
Spark follows her.
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149694
149699
>>149693
She enters the living room, and returns to the couch. Petal and Waabishki are together in the kitchen, as the doctor and ply press enter. Makade follows Spark.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149695
149696
>>149692
Iron is finally feeling a tinge of awkwardness at Cauldron's repeated utterance, causing him to start idly scritching his foreleg with a hoof.
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149696
149697
>>149695
She looks back up to Iron
“Is that all?”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149697
149698
>>149696
This caused Iron to raise his eyebrows in surprise. "All of what?" he asked in turn.
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149698
149701
>>149697
“Is that everyone you want to come?”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149699
149700
>>149694
"Are you going to shed any light on your situation now?" he directs to Wellspring.
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149700
149702
>>149699
She looks up towards Spark with giant, open bright eyes, surprised by Spark’s question.

“Shed… what light?” She asks, trying to force her lips up over her teeth in a smile.
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149701
149703
>>149698
"I cannot think of anypony else that would be both trustworthy and useful to this task," Iron replied with a nod.
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149702
149703
>>149700
"You went back there really looking for just one or two particular items, one of which you have now. So it would be most helpful to know what is going on, especially since we are now being spied on by changelings."
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149703
149704 149708
>>149701
“If trustworthiness is your main concern, then yes. I could have one of my associates help. But I think I need them with money lending.”

>>149702
She looks up at him.

“Uh……”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149704
149705
>>149703
"I think us three would be enough," Iron tentatively proposed in turn, not overly sure himself.
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149705
149706
>>149704
“Well, I hope. But only you are especially strength. Snd we really will need all of your strength. You see, quicksilver is expensive. But it isn’t as valuable as gold, or even silver. It’ll be very heavy, and you’ll have to carry it through the jungle.”
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149706
149707
>>149705
Finally feeling back in his element, Iron soon puffed his chest out proudly as he confidently smiled towards Cauldron. "I can definitely carry a lot of stuff," he boldly proclaimed.
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149707
149709
>>149706
She raises an eyebrow.
“Across land? Up hills? While we are in possible danger? And this isn’t counting the fact that we may have to fish it out of the ravine in the first place.”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149708
149710
>>149703
"If you want our help, you are going to want to tell us what you know."
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149709
149712
>>149707
Iron energetically nodded.
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149710
149711
>>149708
“Uh… uh…” she looks up, and then lowers her head, closing her eyes and lowering her ears flat to her head.

“Okay… I’ve… well, that one Changeling, that’s all true… but I’ve also become involved in… activities.”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149711
149712
>>149710
"What do you mean?"
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149712
149713 149715
>>149711
She is silent for a moment, and after done silence answers:
“… Resistance.”

>>149709
“Well, let’s get ready. Expect more than a usual amount of danger.”
She walks around Iron to the door, opening it
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149713
149714
>>149712
Taking the opportunity to ease tensions by the tiniest bit, Iron quickly plants a swift, dry kiss on Cauldron's lips as she tried going around him. "I am sure we will pull through," he reassured her with a friendly smile.
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149714
149718
>>149713
Iron has to act fast, but there’s the narrowest opportunity as she walks past. And…

Iron succeeds, getting a quick taste of soft, black lips. Cauldron is surprised, jumping slightly and seemingly barking with most of a “Yip!” She quickly recovers, stops moving, smiles, blushes, and looks at Iron
“Heheheh.”
She starts to move past him again, though the end of her tail moves a little to the left, and rubs against Iron’s coat.
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149715
149716
>>149712
"Not exactly anything to hide from this odd bunch. We don't exactly look like rule followers. Care to go more into it?"
Anonymous
5da9263
?
No.149716
149717
>>149715
“I had some contact with ELF before that Changeling, and… I kind of thought that was why he was following me, for a while. Then I got more into it… I’m sure that’s why the other ones are following me now….”
Shimmering Spark
1c89fb5
?
No.149717
>>149716
"Alright. So you need us to drop you off at a spot for the ELF to pick you up or something?"
Anonymous
fcf22cf
?
No.149718
>>149714
Satisfied with his efforts, Iron steps out of the way with a dumb smile by the smallest margin, allowing her to leave at the intense cost of slightly rubbing his coat against hers.