Anon World Order part 2 [Kinda flirty] (Dazzlings)

Nov 21st, 2014
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  1. > The dining room is about what you would expect, highly ornate and pointlessly large
  2. > And there's Aria, eating some sort of chocolate rice crispies cereal
  3. > You always knew she was the most evil
  4. > Adagio settles in the seat at the head of the table
  5. > "Cheerios for me, Anon."
  6. > Oh right, servant time
  7. > The breakfast paraphernalia is laid out in stacks on a nearby table
  8. > Next to it is a fridge, which you find is filled with milk...and nothing else
  9. > You hear Aria dryly observe,
  10. > "Interesting choice, Adagio. I can see why you picked him, but is he useful?"
  11. > You set the bowl before orange creamsicle, and pour her cereal
  12. > "At the very least, he is another person to buffer you from Sonata. I'm sure his other qualities will become apparent in due time."
  13. > You pour the milk, then begin to retreat
  14. > Adagio stops you with a hand gesture
  15. > "Some sugar, Anon."
  16. "As you wish."
  17. > You give her a peck on the cheek
  18. > Aria chuckles as Adagio blushes
  19. > Purple Hatsune leans forward with a leer
  20. > "In due time indeed."
  21. > Adagio glares at her, then turns a softer look on you
  22. > "Crystalline sugar. For my cereal."
  23. > You nod in acquiescence and set about your duties
  24. > Not much later, Sonata enters the room, clad in a fluffy pink bathrobe and her hair left down, still glistening from the shower
  25. > You take the initiative and pour her a bowl of lucky charms
  26. > She beams at you
  27. > "Thanks hot guy! Here, let me show you,"
  28. > Her hands go to the neck of her bathrobe, but then stop
  29. > You think you see Aria finishing some pantomime in your peripheral
  30. > Sonata pouts
  31. > Hnnngg
  32. > "Maybe later, 'kay?"
  33. "As you say. Anything else I can do for you?"
  34. > Sonata ponders this, then holds out her spoon
  35. > "Feed me!"
  36. > Adagio has had enough
  37. > "Anon, I believe you have done enough for Sonata. In the future, don't do anything for her unless Aria or I tell you to."
  38. "Underst-"
  39. > "That's not fair! Why can't I play with the boy toy too?"
  40. > This is the moment Aria has been waiting for
  41. > Whatever she says, you are sure it will help Sonata learn and grow to be a more competent, mature person
  42. > "Because, Sonata. You are the worst."
  43. > Adagio just sighs, and you decide then and there to stay with the sane one as much as possible
  44. > As you stand behind her chair, Adagio addresses the problem
  45. > "Tell me, Sonata, what is his name?"
  46. > Bluey pauses, her arm cocked back to throw her spoon
  47. > As she looks at you, her brow furrows in concentration
  48. > "Donald?"
  49. > "Try again."
  50. > "Theron?"
  51. > Aria smirks
  52. > "Can't even remember his name? You really are-"
  53. > "Enough, Aria."
  54. > Professor Plum sulks
  55. > "Anyways, Sonata, you will get to have fun with Anon when you are responsible enough, or as part of the group. Understand?"
  56. > Moments pass
  57. > "So, what you're saying is, we are going to have an orgy?"
  58. > Facepalms all around
  59. > "No, just- no. Show me you are responsible and then you might get some -platonic- time with Anon."
  60. > Aria rolls her eyes
  61. > "Like that'll work."
  62. > Adagio shushes her, then returns to eating her breakfast
  63. > The other two grudgingly do the same
  64. "Ah, may I have some cereal as well?"
  65. > Adagio looks up at you in surprise
  66. > "Oh, right. Yes, of course."
  67. > Aria has an evil glint in her eye
  68. > "But which cereal will you eat?"
  69. > Great, now breakfast is political
  70. > You ignore the stares of the three sirens as you ponder your choices
  71. > You have an idea
  72. > You turn slightly, keeping Aria in the corner of your vision
  73. > Then you pour the coco rice krispies into your bowl
  74. > Is she?
  75. > Is she blushing?
  76. > You set the box down, then pick up one of each other type and add them to the mix
  77. > You return to the table, and sit next to Adagio
  78. > She gives you an approving nod
  79. > Aria scowls at you
  80. > "Does that even taste good?"
  81. > You take a bite
  82. "Sweet, bitter, and wholesome. It certainly is interesting."
  83. > Sonata cups her cheeks
  84. > "He said I was sweet~."
  85. > Adagio raises an eyebrow
  86. > "Wholesome?"
  87. "'The only sane one' isn't exactly a quality of cereal."
  88. > She smiles at that, and you are left to enjoy your food
  89. > At the end of breakfast, Bluey stands, then pauses
  90. > She glances at Adagio, then picks up her bowl and spoon and rinses them off in the sink
  91. > "Very good, Sonata. Anon, please pat her head."
  92. > ...
  93. "Alright."
  94. > Sonata is grinning, her hands clasped behind her back somewhat bashfully
  95. > You pat her head a few times, and she smiles even wider, her eyes closed in contentment
  96. > You wonder if she was recruited into the group for her weapons grade cuteness
  97. > You return to your place, and set about collecting yours and her bowls
  98. > Orange creamsicle reaches up and pats your head
  99. "You do know I'm not Sonata, right?"
  100. > She smiles at you
  101. > "That was for my own amusement."
  102. > You roll your eyes, and return to your work.
  103. > After breakfast comes the daily broadcast
  104. > Adagio hands you a pair of earplugs
  105. > "Wouldn't want you to become boring."
  106. > Fair enough
  107. > The studio has quite a bit more equipment than you expect
  108. > Then you see several monitors displaying maps, and you understand
  109. > There are entire stretches of Russia and China still resisting
  110. > Between the lack of infrastructure and the rugged terrain, the sirens' usual tactics fall short
  111. > You lose track of time as you browse the computer displays
  112. > Then someone plucks the foam from your ears
  113. > "Go with Aria, Sonata and I have some tactical singing to do."
  114. "Understood."
  115. > As you follow miss tight jeans out of the room, you see Sonata fiddling around with a joystick
  116. > Thanks, Obama
  117. > Aria leads you to a fairly generic office, one wall dominated by a large whiteboard
  118. > She sits in a heavily cushioned office chair, and you do the same
  119. > "While we wait, do you have any ideas on how to make things better?"
  120. > She taps a pen on a pad of paper
  121. "I understand that I am a slave here, but I am loyal to my fellow humans. Why would I go out of my way to help you oppress humanity?"
  122. > Aria sets the pen down and frowns
  123. > "Look, maybe what little resistance there is will get lucky with a missile, maybe not. But until that day, we have the vast majority of your species under our control. We don't actually need or want massive conflict; most sporting events have enough contention for our needs."
  124. > What is she getting at?
  125. > "What I want from you, is how can we make our rule more comfortable for all of you. Crime is nearly nonexistent, war abolished, and yet there are those who resist us."
  126. "You take away people's ability to think for themselves. Of course people will resist."
  127. > "You are a bunch of stubborn idiots, you know that?"
  128. > You shrug
  129. "Independence must have some value, if I'm not being sung into obedience."
  130. > Aria rolls her eyes
  131. > "That's because Adagio is oddly romantic, and wants to jump your bones without coercion."
  132. > ...
  133. "Can't complain about that. You don't approve?"
  134. > She huffs
  135. > "If you have the power, take what you want. If you don't, wait until you can. Let me tell you, Adagio is far too comfortable with the latter. If I was the leader, we would have ruled the world ages ago."
  136. "So why aren't you the leader, if you don't mind me asking?"
  137. > The siren gives you a dry look
  138. > "Don't think I don't know what you're doing. But to answer your question, Sonata."
  139. "Sonata?"
  140. > "When we were young, and Adagio and I were putting together a chorus, she was the best fit. She sang the higher registers we needed, she was cute and soft, and she could pretend to be clueless when we needed something said without the appearance of guile."
  141. "I'm sensing a but."
  142. > Aria nods
  143. > "The cluelessness wasn't all and act. By the time we figured it out, we had already been banished to this mudball."
  144. "What does this have to do with you not being the leader?"
  145. > She sighs
  146. > "You have to understand, there are resonances and harmonics you need three for. Adagio can handle Sonata, get her to obey. As for me, I ended up spending a decade coming up with an insult that she really dislikes. Riling her up is one of the few good things about being stuck with her."
  147. "And that insult is " you're the worst"?"
  148. > Aria grunts
  149. > "Should have known it was something simple. Would have saved me ten years."
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