Hay There Edition
All Dazzling lovers are welcome. It doesn't matter if you're an Adagio, Aria or Sonatafag, let's all join in one place. Post anything of the Dazzlings: drawings, discussions, stories, fetishes, re-edits, gifs, re-made songs (written or, if you had the guts to, sung), anything you like. Come here and show that you're under their spell!
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Old Shattered Gem: >>25285075
Op. I'd like to cut you. Pls. Let me shank you just a little
>Posts about non dazzle posts.
>posts non dazzle
Also first Best Dazzle pic/post
She is the best, but that was the joke you image naming shit.
Its almost like that's what this thread is about, isn't it?
Any cutie Dazzles like this?
I have no other dead girl. We need a new joke.
>not naming images
It's like you want to sift through your folders for forever looking for the right picture instead of skipping straight to it
That it does, but it also complains that OC are all autistic
See>>25332796 I enjoy the adventure through my Poof folder.
I love you, /dzg/
drawfriend here. give me some reaction images/gifs to Dazzle-fy?
heads up, i'll be pokey.
I hate you, shipper.
I'm in the mood to draw something cute. Someone request something.
Since someone wanted me to repost it, weird Dazzling related dream I had:
>Innafield with a lot of bushes and a huge ass mansion
>Sneak into mansion to eves drop on the Dazzlings
>"We have to stop Twilight, she'll kill all the bears at the rate she's going!"
>Fuck you Dagi, I was born to kill bears
>Sneak out of mansion
>Sneaking through the bushes with my trusty bow
>Finally spot a bear
>Huge black fucker
>Take out an arrow and start lining up shot
>See Dazzlings in the distance
>They see me and run towards me, yelling at me to stop
>Arrow hit bear right in the chest, fucker goes down instantly
>Run up to him and hoist him onto my back
>How is a 120Ibs (at most) nerdy girl lifting an easily over 500Ibs bear? Dream logic I guess
>Before I can run off the Dazzlings catch up
>They grab the bear and throw it into a magic fountain a few meters away (was that there before?)
>Bear starts growing
>Some weird huge undead dragon bear thing now
>Fall on my ass and start crawling away from it
>Some random chick in the distance starts yelling at me to remember my magic, apparently I was a witch or something before I discovered the joys of bows
>Hand starts glowing
>Dream either ends there or I don't remember the rest of it, turns into a dream where I'm a muslim woman (I'm a dude in real life) in a rusty underground train station
Asking if you're down for some
drug-induced pussy pounding
>tfw I was looking for his retard face but couldn't find it
Oops, I didn't notice because I don't get triggered by anthro like some faggots here. Either way, it's so close to EqG that I wouldn't consider it anthro. If pic related is acceptable then the same thing but a horn instead of wings should be too.
Pic didn't send, ugh
Very kawaii, draw-senpai
Don't let an anthro shitposter looking to trigger people derail the thread. It's obvious bait so quit biting and let's get back to cherishing our beloved trio of beautiful tone deaf sirens.
Goooooood Morning /DZG/
Whats for breakfast?
The style of that pic reminds me greatly of mistudomoe
HOLY SHIT!!! The other thread was finished that quickly??? Damn, I missed out on a lot I guess, I got high last night so I wouldn't know. Nice to see the image I posted last thread made it on the OP.
At least you could take marksman, there's always some folks with faster load-ins who manage to take all the good shit and just leave rifleman open.
At least it's fun as fuck to do a bayonet charge on someone.
Best Dazzling Waifu and Best Waifu is fine with me.
>tfw we don't have a /dzg/ gaming group
PS3 & Steam.
Well here it is. Ill add associated games when I know what games we all have. Maybe an event were we all play something together?
Im an idiot so that took longer then needed but now it is public.
Here's the epilogue.
>It'd been a couple of years since the incident.
>You and Pinkie were engaged.
>You all had moved on to bigger fish.
>You decided to take over a university to feed on.
>Half the kids there were already under your spell.
>The other half were from some place called Crystal Prep Academy.
>Sounded like a bunch of rich snobs came from there.
>You were glued at the hip to Pinkie, walking through the hallways.
>You'd bumped into an interesting sight however.
"My my, rocking a new look there Twilight?"
>"Do I know you?"
>You'd found this world's Twilight.
"Sort of. Not in this world though."
>She gasped and ran off.
>You shrugged, Twilight was weird enough to do something like that.
>You texted Adagio and the others.
"Looks like we're gonna have some fun here after all, aren't we Pinks?"
>You pulled her into a hug.
>"Yepparooni! I can't wait to make lots of new friends here!"
>The two of you laughed.
"Neither can I Pinkie, neither can I..."
>She gave you a peck on the cheek and sighed.
>"I can't wait until we get married, then I can throw a wedding party!"
>You tilted her head up and leaned in for a smooch.
"I'll be sure to get you the most beautiful sapphire bracelet I can find."
>She giggles, "You spoil me Nonny!"
"Only the best for my princess."
>She blushes, "Aw, I guess I turned you from a frog into a prince huh?"
"I guess you did Pinkie."
>You gave her a hug.
>The Sirens had found some new playmates in this school.
This was actually a lot of fun to write. I'm surprised it evolved from a simple Tiny Dagi story into what it did. I'll take a few days to read over my Robonon story and get back to work on it. After that I have that Daddy Anon story where the Dazzlings set him up with Sunset and another story I've been tinkering with the idea of. After that I'm freed up for green requests from you guys.
Seeya in a few days /dzg/.
The way I do things is that I come up with important events first and allow the events that connect them to just happen on their own.
It doesn't work for everyone, but I've found that it helps prevent me from getting burned out on a story by not knowing exactly what happens. If that doesn't work, sometimes I like to listen to music and relax, it's harder to come up with stuff when you're upset.
I now want a fashion showing with the Dazzles being the models. Though Dagi's boots should look a bit different, makes me think of Princess from PPG or as a white version of Prof Utonium's shoes. Or Dexter's shoes.
I too desire a Dazzling fashion show
I love the look of these
I have like 40 some but the multiplayer ones I play are L4D2, Contagion, Battleblock Theatre, Sanctum 2, Neverwinter, STO, Unturned, & Warmachine Tactics.
Beach anon here posting again because I made a bit of an extension. Ain't much yet.
Just pay $4.99 to access the DLC.
Previous shoreline: http://pastebin.com/6EKtxQ01
>Standing outside of the dressing room, you busy yourself by looking over scuba gear
>The three girls finally realized they lacked proper wear for the beach
>As in they don't even have swimwear
>It took Sonata running into the water and getting her tennis styled clothing wet for them to notice
>Being your business-suited self, you decided to let them buy a set
>It did not take long to find a nearby shop
>Adagio appears first from behind the curtain
>She has that sultry expression again with a hand on her hip
>A flick of her other hand sends her super poof up for just a moment
>It's not nearly as smooth and silky as normal hair to brush and flick like she wanted to
>Looks like she picked out a pretty nice one piece swimsuit
>Purple like her normal outfit with a pink stripe lazily winding itself around her body twice to end exactly where her hand is on her hip
>Now why is she standing with her hip out like that
>That's not good for the body
>You nod your head with a hand now up against your chin
>Those health class lessons way back helped you through your life
>Good on you to remember
>Though she certainly does have some hips on her
>Might help if she chose a different set of normal clothes
>"I take it it looks great?"
"Wha- Oh yeah, looks nice."
>No matter what, say it's good
>That is rule Number One
>Then again, you are not dating her, so should you ignore that?
>Adagio steps aside with a certain way of moving her hips
>They can be mesmerizing
>You blink and out comes Sonata next from the curtain
>Why is she stacked compared to the other two
>Why is that two piece so nice on her
>Why don't you have a handkerchief in your suit pocket for this exact moment
>Your face is becoming flustered
>Focus on detail, Anon
>First thing you pick out is the store's music changing to some new top hits song
>Something about girls chasing boys
>Your eyes trace along the top piece, more specifically the ways the almost teal main color is intersected and split by the sudden blue streaks and lines at different angles
>They go completely around yet don't
>It is a weird optical puzzle
>Oh she has one of those cute frilled skirt-like pieces
>Odd pattern though, sort of like scales
>Sonata appears to be enjoying it as you watch her walk over with the beat and a sway in her step to join Adagio on the side while mouthing the lyrics playing over the speakers
>That bouncing is mesmerizing
>And her hair's still cute in a ponytail like that
>The whole song ends
>But no sign of the rocker Aria
>Sonata gets back behind the curtain slightly
>"Come on, Aria, let's go!"
>You hear Aria saying something but can't make it out
>The music changes from the previous song to play something that instantly triggers your memory
>What song is that?
>Sonata disappears into the changing room again
>"Come on, it's cute! Don't worry!"
>Oh that's right, it's Around the World by ATC
>Aria finally begrudgingly appears before stumbling out into the open from a Sonata Push
>Nice club mix
>That sure takes you back a bit
>Oh boy she looks pretty mad
>Oh but that blushing makes her look so cute
>You decide to look the obviously embarrassed girl over
>Poor thing has an arm down with the other crossed over chest
>Two piece as well, cool combination of purple and that near neon mint green
>Didn't know they came in that color
>Wait a second
>It's polka dot
>Your eyes bug out to magnify
>The way she has a slight bust hiding under her arm accidentally squished together
>Those nicely formed hips accentuated by the edge of the bottom part of her bikini
>That long and smooth hair that's all let down
>Those slick and somewhat lengthy legs that place her higher than the other two by a good deal
>She even has a toned stomach
>You turn around to grab a small towel off the nearby rack
>Handkerchief or not, you're wiping that sweat off
>Aria's way too good looking in that, even though the polka dots make it more cute
>Finished, you look back to the girls who...
>Are now at the checkout counter
>Rocker chick is standing behind the other two
>Your eyes focus on Aria's exposed back then slide down a tad
>You find yourself buried in the towel again
>After you calm down in Aisle 5 you pay for their swimsuits
>The music changes as you wait for your receipt
>The cashier, who just happens to be a girl, gives you odd looks for the entire transaction
>The girls leave while chatting, though Aria is rather silent
>You take the receipt and change then head for the door
>Your eyes are focusing on Aria again
>"Ooh la la, teeny weeny string bikini."
>Your foot stops in midair
>You take a couple steps backwards to the register, proceeding to turn your head in the most robotic way possible
"Take that song off."
Good Morning /DZG/
Have a good day at work!
Working hard or hardly working?...it's the second one...I'm hardly working. I gotta stay up today too, so I guess I'll do some writing maybe so drawin' if my eyes can take it.
Nice. Damn, I can't believe it's almost December and the end of the year.
No work for me today. Just grocery shopping.
Did anyone make a /dzg/ PS3/4 community?
>You will never experience marshmallow heaven while cuddling Sonata the Big-Titted Reindeer.
It hurts /dzg/.
>You will never wake up at night in the middle of the darkness to a panting in-heat Adagio Claus whispering in your ear if you've been naughty or nice.
Hnnnng thats cute
>You will never receive a shoddily wrapped Christmas present from an unknown source
>You will never unwrap it to reveal an amateur badly made plush of Aria holding up a heart picture frame with your face in it
Life at the Dazzling house and Three Dazzling daughters
>Open the refrigerator.
"Let's see..Soda...Purple stuff..AW YEAH! SUNNY D!"
>Grab the bottle and find it covered in a slimy liquid.
"Yuck! What the fuck!"
>You wipe your hand on your pants, and slam the fridge door, and stomp into the living room.
>Your Dazzling room mates all lay lounged around, Adagio reading a magazine, and the others watching tv.
"Alright girls..I know you're still Sirens on the inside, and some things you still like to do every now and then will still happen..."
>They all ignore you.
"But, THIS SHIT HAS TO STOP. WHO'S BEEN MARKING TERRITORY IN THE KITCHEN?!"
>The magazine comes down finally.
>Aria begins to sweat, and Sonata grits her teeth.
>"It wasn't me!"
>"I only do it in your bedroom."
"ARIA. THE FUCK."
>Sonata is strangely quiet.
>All eyes suddenly fall on her.
>She looks around nervously.
>You reach for a newspaper and roll it up.
>You smack the rolled up paper in your hand.
"Sonata...have you been marking in the fridge...? AGAIN?"
>"Ooooh. You in trouble."
>Aria tauntingly pokes Sonata, as Adagio shakes her head, and goes back to her magazine.
>"I-it wasn't me! For realsies!"
>She starts to shiver.
"Sonata! What have we said about making inkies in the fridge?"
>The trembling gets more fierce.
>"It was Adagio! I didn't do it!"
>Adagio glares at Sonata hard.
>The paper starts to smack in your hand again.
>It makes each of the Dazzlings flinch, as their eyes follow the paper up and down.
>You curl your finger at Sonata to come here.
>"No! It was an accident! IT WAS AN ACCIDENT!"
>Sonata scrambles to get up, climbing over Aria, and heading into the hallway.
>You stomp after her, hot in pursuit.
>She's has to learn she's not a siren anymore. She's a normal girl!
>You see a blue foot disappear into a room.
>You hurry behind her, and see her trying to scamper under the bed.
o shit guess its time to pick up the card game
I didn't even think about that. It would be nice if it were real but based on that Its probably fake.
It's a hoax. Someone made a convincing card, and Equestria Daily is either in on it or too stupid to see it's bullshit. If you look at it, you can see that it's contradicting itself completely. Earth pony siren? Seriously? "Friend"? If you search the net hard enough you could probably even find the image. It's like when Tips and Tricks made the greatest troll ever,
>You grip her ankle, and pull the flailing girl out from under the bed.
>"NO! DON'T SPANK ME! I'M SORRY!"
"I TOLD ALL OF YOU! NO MARKING ON THE INSIDE!"
>She claws the ground trying to get away from your onslaught of hot newsprint to her buttocks.
>You lift your hand again, and bring down the classifieds onto her petite buttcheeks.
>She gets the funny pages next.
>"STOP! I'M SORRY!"
>"I'M SO SOOOOOOOOORRYWAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"
>You release her, as she sits there bawling like a child.
"Okay. What did we learn?"
>She hiccups, sobbing loudly.
>"N-no marking territory in the house..."
>She wipes her face, with trembling lips, and puffy eyes.
"That's right. Now clean yourself up. We're gonna go get ice cream."
>She sniffles again, and smiles weakly.
>Your moment is interrupted by Aria who stands in the doorway with a look of urgency.
>She points to the living room.
>"ANOOOON! ADAGIO IS MAKING INKIES ON THE COUCH!"
>You hear Adagio from the living room.
>How is this your life?
>Looks like the paperwork is never done in this house..
I love this
I love you
>Purple Eyes Orange Poof
>Flip Effect: For 5 turns, all enemy monsters on the field are stunned. If enemy monster is 3 stars or less it is absorbed into Purple Eyes Orange Poof's hair and removed from play for up to 10 turns.
Off on yet another topic, it occurred to me again this morning that I really need to draw some Dazzles as Pillar (Wo)men. I mean, imagine Adagio in pic attached.
Time, unfortunately, is a luxury lately. One of these days...
I like that artist
>>25354591 >>25354193 >>25354156 >>25354139
Didn't like this ship before. Now I am doomed.
I'm a cardfag but I never played Yu-Gi-Oh. Was older than its target audience and already played other TCGs.
MtG (I still play but I don't buy anymore). Used to play DBZ (The older one), Pokemon, YuYu Hakasho, Gundam Wing, and many others.
Doomed? More like saved.
I already loved Aria
she a bestbut I actually hadn't liked any ships with her before this.
yeah its pretty good
Admin here. What do you guys wanna play? What games to do already play a bunch? Once I know what we all play and the time zones I was gonna set up events so we can all play stuff together.
I just joined.
I'm one of the guys who secretly posts SG stuff.
Besides SG, I play Warframe when I get the chance.
This is a lot of the purple blue.
I've been playing the hell out of Contagion lately.
Got it in the current Humble Bundle for $6. It's like Left 4 Dead but slower paced and more thought out. Less run n' gun. If you like Zombie shooters I highly recommend it. You get 4 copies in the bundle here https://www.humblebundle.com/
some Adagio to ease the pain off me getting rekt
Just had it in my folder, dunno.
Have another rare poof though.
The more rare poofs the better, thanks Anon.
I have this image of me in the bath/shower and the Sirens singing trying to make me "crash" by luring me in random directions as they move around the house within earshot.
I have Unturned. It is free to play so there's that.
I haven't played it in a while myself. Last time I played it only had one map.
I felt the same way.
I'm not a fan of Minecraft & Minecraft clonesbut Unturned was pretty enjoyable for the deceptive simplicity of it.
>The hot water feels good on your withered body.
>Work was a bitch, and now all you want to do is relax.
>You slink into the tub of hot water, sighing deeply, as you unwind from a long day of paid torture.
"This..this is what it means to live.."
>You shut your eyes, and drift off into relaxed slu-
>You jolt out of your almost sleep, with the annoying out of body sensation that we all hate to have, and look around, heart racing.
>It sounds like someone is choking a giraffe with a phonograph, and it's coming from the bathroom door.
>Sounds like Sonata.
>"Shut up idiot!"
"We've been over this! This isn't the ocean. I'm not a sailor, and you're tone deaf!"
>They're pretending you didn't just hear them talking in hushed angry whispers.
"If I come out there, and I see three girls with big hair, I'm gonna go get my newspaper.."
>You hear three gasps, and then silence.
>"SONATA MADE INKY IN THE FRIDGE AGAIN!"
>"I DID NOT!"
>The thumping sounds of running leave your door.
>How is this your life?
Shit I'll have that story back updated in a couple days. I'm always reminded when I spot that picture in my folder.
Just had to deal with some pros the first time I played Rocket League. They deranked themselves on purpose to stomp the tiny people.
Those were some good matches,
even if they were all in my favor.
nite nite dazzpones
OK, here's the final WIP instrumental update for the "Welcome To The Show" rock remix, beginning to end. Of course, minor things will change as it's mixed. Now, to start the process of getting vocals.
I rise. Morning /DZG/
Anything fun planned for your Saturday?
4cc, some gaems, hopefully a nice relaxin' day.
I want to
>tfw you will never cuddle with Sonata
Just kill me now
We're already on our way out.
But nice digits anyway, friend.
B-but they're not legal anon! I don't want to go to jail and get raped by a guy named Jumbo Jim!
Nah been on 4chan too long for shit like that to bother me. I think it's because it's a 24/7 thread that's been running over a year now and currently don't have any new writefags/drawfags coming in.
Aria explaining some math to Anon. Aria looking teacherly while doing so please and thank you
sorry for the jagged mess, my photoshop has been just terrible. Anyone know a fix?
That helped a bit. It still does this weird thing. Like every stroke starts off as a straight line. Or it just jumps from point to point instead of following the pen so I end up with a straight line and not a cruve.
idk the only other advice i have is maybe check edit>preferences>performance and close other programs.
other than that there's always lazy nezumi, if you are desperate enough to pay up $30 for a good Photoshop stabilizer
>"Tell Anon Im coming for him"
Thanks to the word filters I read that as "please excuse me f-a-m"
>Chilly air pours out from the front door
>It bathes the scrapes and bruises on your face with even more discomfort
>The living room's barely lit by the rising sun
>Your AC is still going strong
>The TV's on, though turned down low
>You flick on the lights
>Various pillows fall into the floor as a giant worm rises from the couch
>Its head end bobs, then bends in your direction
>Its attempt at climbing over the couch arm end with a collision with the coffee table
>You wince as a mostly empty soda glass rolls into the floor
>"It is you!"
>An arm forces its way out of the creature's mouth and grips the carpet
>It bends and straightens out frantically, making little progress each time
>Halfway to you, another arm comes free and feels around at the worm's base
>It finds a small string, and tugs
>Initially it seems to make things worse
>Once it switches to a shorter string the entire thing loosens up
>It sheds its outer layer sleeping bag and a few bunched up blankets unravel into the floor
>And up from this mess springs Sonata, with red eyes and a fearful expression
>"I'm sorry! I'm not mad any mo..."
>She freezes in a second sense
Her eyes wander up and down your entire body before settling on your face
>"Anon. Oh my gosh. What happened!?"
>Her hands go straight to your bruises
>You expect comforting warmth that you'd regretfully brush away
>Instead, it's like being attacked by an ice box
>She gasps and apologizes, repeatedly
>"No really, I'm sorry!"
"I know you're sorry."
>She bounces nervously and rubs her hands together
>"I'll make it warm. I'm so sorry..."
>She's on the verge of tears
>Trembling lips and all
"Sonata, why are you so worked up?"
>The hands make a return
"Gah! It's just as bad as before!"
>She sighs and rubs her hands against the front of her shirt
"S-Sonata. Enough with the apologies."
"My face doesn't need warmed."
"Why don't you tell me what's got you so scared?"
>"Oh. Um. Ummm. Y-You were gone all day."
>"I was worried that I. You know. Uh. R-Ruined things."
"...As in our relationship?"
>She stares at the floor
"...Have you been crying?"
>She shrugs her shoulders and sways her arms
>What a hassle she's been through
>Worrying about this all day, then freezing all night
>But it's okay
"Sonata. There's something that we need to talk about."
>On the drive back from the station you made your decision
>As gut wrenching as it will be to go through with
>This kind of fear...
>It's the first thing that has to go
>"What? Tell me?"
"Uh. Oh boy. I don't know how to say this. Um."
>You rest your hands on her shoulders
"We. W-We have to. Uh."
>It'll be fine
>Just be gentle
"Look. Let's go make you something for breakfast, and we'll discus-"
>You headbutt Sonata
>She yelps and falls to the floor
>Pain barely registers on your punished forehead, and the hand on the back of your head slides away
>"Could you move already?"
>After you get out of the way, Aria takes two big steps toward the couch
>Her collection of junk food pours onto the coffee table and her Pepsi bottle proudly stands at its corner
"Aria? What was that?"
>You reach under Sonata's arms and lift her up
>"Aria is back?"
>You rub her forehead
"She's going to stay, too."
>"Why's it so cold? There has to be a better way to chill my soda."
>Aria gives you a thumbs up
>"Sorry. I interrupted it. Go ahead."
>Sonata looks to each of you
>"What is going on?"
"Things have changed."
>"What does that mean?"
"Jesus it's cold. One second."
>You run off to the hallway
>Sonata watches you go with a hand resting on her forehead
>"Wait. Why didn't Anon tie you up?"
>Aria puts on a little smile
>"The better question is why he didn't tie YOU up."
>Sonata covers her mouth
>"What does that mean!? What happened?"
>"Aria, what's going on?"
>A quiet snicker
>"Is Anon... mad at me?"
>The bag of Doritos is noisily opened up
>Aria stuffs one after another into her mouth and stares
>Her chewing is uncomfortably slow
>"Y-You're scaring me."
>You make your return
"It'll warm up soon. I'll teach you guys about the AC later."
>Sonata wraps her arms around your waist and buries her face in your chest
>"Please don't tie me up! I'll never get mad again!"
>Aria points her finger and bursts into mean-spirited laughter
"What did you say?"
>"She says you're gonna tie me up!"
>"N-No, I said you SHOULD be tied up."
>Aria pushes the Doritos aside and leans over the back of the couch
>"No it's not."
>She hops over the back and pries Sonata off of you
>"This is your chance to start fresh and stop being a tattletale, so make the best of it."
>"Just tell me what's happening!"
>"You're at the bottom now, that's what."
>"What does that MEAN!?"
>"It means there's only one slave in this room, and it's not me!"
"Aria! Would you shut up?! I can handle it."
>She looks to you for a moment in surprise, before rolling her eyes and leaning against the couch
>Sonata grabs hold of your arm and whines impatiently
"Aria isn't a prisoner anymore."
>"Sh-she agreed to be good?"
"Uh, more or less."
>Aria goes back to munching on her chips
>"So Aria is your Equestrian slave now?"
>Aria's hand shoots up
>It waves back and forth
"She's... what? Do you want to say it?"
>She nods, and you sigh
"Okay. Restrain yourself."
>"I'm no slave!"
>She pokes Sonata in the chest
>"'Cause I don't give in after a few days like a wimp."
>"I waited it out, and now I'm a RESPECTED employee. I get money, my own room, and look at all this shit I can buy."
>Aria gestures wildly to the coffee table
>"Look at it!"
>"Employee? Huh? ...Wait! I'm not a slave!"
>"Pfft. You agreed to be a good little Equestrian slave and you know it."
>"Yeah, but I'm not now!"
>Sonata squeezes your arm tighter
>You tense up
>"I'm special to Anon!"
"Sonata, things have-"
>"He loves me! I'm his girlfriend!"
>Aria's cocky smile turns into shock, then disgust
>She looks to you for confirmation
"...Well. I never said that I loved her. And we haven't done anything. I mean, we never even kissed."
>Just like that, Aria's cocky smile returns
>"Never. Even. Kissed."
>Sonata backs away, mouth hung in disbelief
>"How could you say that!"
"Look, it's not like I... unlove you... I just feel like things developed in an inappropriate context."
>Her expression stays
"...You feel pressured into being my girlfriend, don't you?"
>"No. I like being your girlfriend."
"You seem really uncomfortable around me sometimes. Like you're forcing yourself to look happy, and-"
"-Sonata. I'm pretty sure I'm right about this."
>You rub the back of your hand
"Like yesterday, when you were on the coffee table."
>Aria chimes in, and you ignore her
"Out of nowhere it was like you desperately wanted to be somewhere else."
"Be honest. Did you feel like that at all?"
>She eyes the forest painting on the wall, then your shoes, in silence
"You feel that way because you have the fear of being tied up or abandoned on your shoulders. I can't... force you to live like that."
>Sonata shakes her head
>"I felt that way for another reason!"
"Huh? Why, then?"
>"Because I, I messed up. Really bad, and I didn't want you to know."
>She covers her eyes with one hand and lowers her head
>"I felt bad."
>"...Adagio. The day Aria ran away, I told Adagio that I'm your girlfriend, after you said not to, and I was really excited at first 'cause it WORKED Anon, she said that she was gonna reconsider you and stuff, and I wanted to tell you but then I remembered you saying not to tell Adagio and felt really really bad and I didn't want you to be disappo..."
>She takes a breath
>"Disappointed in me."
>The will you'd built up on the short ride home to make this change starts to crumble
>Could that really be it?
>Something so small?
"Sonata. Are you serious?"
"That's not such a huge deal, you know?"
>She perks up and opens her arms in invitation, just a little
>Something drives you to check with Aria
>The moment you see her angry frown, you realize:
>It's all the same
>"Then it's fine, Anon?"
>Sonata takes one step forward
>"You forgive me?"
"I forgive you, yeah."
>Her hug invitation becomes more blatant, and her relieved smile warmer
>You reach out and hold her arm away
"That doesn't change things."
"The point behind all of this is that becoming my girlfriend while I'm your 'master'... would always cause problems. It's not right. And on top of that, things are going to change. I want you to be focused on those changes."
>"...What are you saying?"
>You can feel her hopeful, nervous stare
"We have to break up. Like I said, it's not that I dislike you. It's something that has to happen. Do you understand?"
>That stare shows no signs of ending for several seconds
>She might even have been holding her breath
>When you see her shoulders rise and fall again, it's accompanied...
>By a weak smile, scrunched up eyebrows and tear-filled eyes
>She shakes her head very slowly
>"You just broke... my heart... into a thousand... pieces."
>The box drops with a thud
>While you hover over it and scan the instruction on the side, Aria taps her fingers on the other end of the table
>Muffled sobs from the living room have both of you at your wit's end
>"I'm just saying, you gave me permission."
>She whispers to you
>You whisper back
>"It's not my fault she can't handle anything. All I told her was the truth. If she would just act like an adult, there wouldn't even be a problem right now."
>Your eyes move from word to word, but none of it really sticks
"Aria, I'm reading."
>"Just tell me this then. Am I a slave, or not?"
"What are you getting at."
>"Am I allowed to speak my mind or not? Getting mad at me just for talking, gee, that sounds like something a slaver would do."
>You push the box aside
>It's just an air mattress, how complicated could it be
"Don't pretend to be stupid."
>She mouths a "what?"
"You're trying to get out of trouble."
>There's a chair that sits in the corner of the kitchen with little purpose
>You slide it over and drop the box onto it
"The way you talked to Sonata was meant to upset her. That's why I'm unhappy with you."
>"That's not true. I told you, she's just LIKE this."
"You toyed with her because she's like this. It's called pushing her buttons."
>"I told. The truth."
>A few minutes ago, after Sonata stuffed her face into a couch cushion and began to cry, Aria went to work defending herself
>Following you into your parent's room and going on and on while you dug through their closet
>Pausing when she realized you were about to go upstairs and see if Adagio needed anything
>Now that the hairball's locked in your downstairs bathroom, the argument with Aria continues quietly in the kitchen
>Raising your voice would probably shut her up
>But maybe shutting her up isn't the best choice
>With the chair resting in your hands, you stop next to her on the way out
"Remember back when you spat in Sonata's face?"
"And she came and told me?"
"And asked me not to punish you for it? Or punish you at all?"
>She rolls her eyes
>"That has nothing to do with this."
"In a way it does. It says something about you."
>Her head, which was leaning to the right, cocks to the left
"There's no hierarchy anymore. Starting right now. I want to make that clear, but: when Sonata was higher than you, she tried to use it to make things easier for you."
"And when you got higher, you gloated about it, got her all worked up, ruined my plan of breaking it off gently, and now you're trying to get me to say it was SONATA'S fault."
>Her whisper becomes even more quiet
>Her shoulders sink
"I- Look. I've got to take this to the guest room. Give it a few minutes, okay? Instead of telling me I'm wrong over and over, would you please think about what I said? We can talk about it more in a few."
"I'll think about what you said too."
>You lean down a bit to meet eyes with her in her slouching state
>"Wh-whatever. Just fuck off then."
>After sliding the air mattress back to the center of the chair, you head off
>Thanks to this shrimp's body heat; her back and hair sandwiching one arm, her thighs and legs sandwiching the other
>Thanks to the heightened anxiety you feel toward this girl, due to Aria's warning
>And thanks to your over-correction on the thermostat
>Having to pass right by the weeping Sonata to get to the staircase was the worst part
>If Adagio were more talkative to you, she'd probably have some choice words
"Here we are. End of the line."
>At the top of the stairs, you turn and carefully slide through the doorway. Her hair doesn't quite fit
>Though she always looks away from you when you're around, this time you can at least tell she's staring at the chair outside the guest bedroom
>And then at the coffee table near her spot by the wall, which is joined by a flattened plastic mattress and black air pump
>And finally at the box laying on top of a big blue, fuzzy pillow
>You sit her down on one end of the table and stand behind the other
>Unsure of what to say, you watch her thoroughly examine each of the room's additions
>Though the coffee table has been here the entire time, and was simply out of her reach
>She lays a hand flat on it and curls one finger at a time, taking in its texture
"...Uh, no. Bare essentials."
"No? What do you mean?"
>She takes the blue pillow, rolling the box into the floor, and places it on her lap
>"The cold. I thought perhaps you were desperate to make me forget about your failure."
>She puts on a smug face and leans against the wall
>Her tone is lowered slightly as she quotes:
>"You'll get hungry, sleep on a park bench, and miss the wooden floor. At least it stays warm in here. You said this to Aria."
"That's still true. I was just gone..."
>"Well, you're here now. Why is Sonata in such distress?"
>"Why haven't you announced Aria's defection? Something gone wrong? Does it have anything to do with the sorry condition of your face?"
>Her eyebrows sink, and her lips curl into a cruel smile
>Maybe it wasn't so bad when she didn't talk
"Everything is fine. I had a wake up call recently..."
>AKA getting the shit beat out of you
"...the effects of it are causing some small problems."
>She snaps her fingers to direct your attention
>"What was this wake up call?"
"I'll tell you later."
>A burst of anger suggests standing up and yelling
>But you hold your breath for a moment, then exhale slowly
>You raise the empty box up and then discard it over your shoulder
"It's your bed."
>"This flat piece of garbage?"
"You've got no room criticizing things for-"
>Dial it down
"It's not aired up is all."
>You scoot next to the pump
"You might have to do this on a regular basis, so-"
>She stands up
>Your heart skips a beat
>Her threatening posture and mountainous hair go a long way; as short as she is, it feels like she's towering over you
>"By all means, human, finish your sentence."
"F-Forget about that. Haha, just look at the pump."
>"No room criticizing things for..."
>She takes a step
"Nothing, nothing. Pay attention."
>She takes another
"Look at the pump, shrimp."
>Her eyes go wide for a moment, then glimmer with violent intent
"...L-LOOK AT THE PUMP!"
>You flip the switch
>A puny but confident motor pipes up, louder than you expected
>Adagio hops an inch off the floor
>The back of one hand covers her mouth, and the other raises, balled into a fist
"...It's just a pump!"
>God it's loud
"IT'S JUST A PUMP."
"IT'S SAFE. IT JUST AIRS UP THE MATTRESS."
>A swift kick sends a small piece of black plastic flying across the room
>A much harder second kick silences the pump and rolls it across the floor
>Her shoulders are tensed up, and her eyes opened wide
>Focused on the demon contraption
"It's a pump. It shoots air into the... god."
>You reach over and bring it back to the mattress
>Adagio's foot waits raised above as you re-attach it
>"Don't do it again."
>"I'll kill it again."
>You rest your forehead in one hand, and shift the mattress around with the other
>Once it's connected you pull the pillow over and set it on top
"Don't kick it. Please. I don't even know where to go to buy one of these."
>Her foot lingers in the air
>You reach under, flip the switch and then smother as much of it as you can without dislodging it
>Though still annoying, it's far easier to listen to
>Her suspicious stare shows no signs of disappearing even after she sits down
>In fact, after the mattress has come to life and the silenced pump is stuffed back into the box, her eyes follow along
"This is a bed. Not a real one, obviously, but it's pretty sweet."
>It moves around as you pat it
"Much better than the floor."
>Expecting Adagio to try it out, you sit behind the coffee table and toss the pillow over
>She sits up, brings her legs up to her chest...
>Yawns, and looks at the wall to her left
>She'll probably use it once you've gone
>You stand up
"Are you hungry?"
"I can make you a sandwich or something. I'm going to go grocery shopping soon, so we'll have more."
"Weeell, if you decide you want anything."
>Back to the usual it seems
>You bend over to take the pump - for its own safety - but change your mind, sitting down again
"It's true, Aria defected. Kind of. Here's the thing though: It wasn't her idea."
>Unless your eye is playing tricks on you, her hair shifts toward you
"Even if you weren't happy with her, why send away your only ally?"
>You wait patiently for an explanation that doesn't come
"Maybe it has to do with Sonata's slip-up?"
>Her attention returns to you
>In response, you clasp your hands together and lay them in the center of the table
"Bingo? It's all I can think of. Both happened on the same day."
>Adagio's face is smug as usual, but there's a hint of... nervousness?
>That'd be a first. Brainstorm, go
"Pushing Aria to my side. Like I said, it doesn't make sense to ditch your ally, so you must be hoping for something to happen."
>Her eyebrows raise
"Something between those two. No, between the three of us?"
>Her eyes squint ever so slightly
"Aria definitely isn't a fan of Sonata and I dating, for whatever reason. And it's already fueled an argument."
>She swallows hard
"You gambled away your only friend because you thought it might cause. Uh. ...You thought it would break my control over them! That's it. Now that I'm aware, I'll double down on keeping those kinds of arguments in check."
>"B-But! You weren't supposed to find out!"
>Her mouth hangs open, perhaps in awe of your speedy deduction
>"My plans! They're... how did you..."
>She rests her hands on her chest, grits her teeth and squeezes her eyes shut
>"They're ruined. How could I be so careless?!"
>You put on a big smile
>Rubbing it in her face was your first idea, but all things considered, you should hold back
"Don't be embarrassed. The other girls were bound to give me those clues eventually. You don't need your 'plans' anymore, anyway, I'm changing things to-"
>That face of a vulnerable woman who, after losing her last chance at bringing you down, had dropped her tough act... is gone
>In its place is a cold, dismissive stare that says, "you're an idiot"
>Your smile didn't last long
>She hums a single, somber note
>"Is a house made more stable, once you learn it's been built with cards?"
"...Of course not."
>"There you have it. I don't care in the slightest if you've caught on to my intentions, or the obvious problem on your hands. They weren't much of a secret in the first place."
"I can protect it. If I focus on the problem, it won't ever ruin things."
>"Protect a house of cards? It'll collapse sooner rather than later. On top of that, ask yourself if it's worth protecting in the first place."
"So you think, what? That I can't control them? That they'll come running back to you?"
>"I think you're a human, who lives in a big, comfortable house, whose idea of 'danger' is not getting what he wants. I think you're a human who believes companions can be earned with spankings and violation, after weeks of sleeping bound on the floor."
>Without thinking about it, you feign a disgusted, confused expression
"No... I mean... at first. That's what I was going to talk to you about. I'm going to change things."
"Yeah. I realized how dangerous it is to be hunted by Equestrians, and how terribly I've treated you. I want to start over and work together."
>"Just like that. Forget everything that's happened?"
>You avert your eyes in embarrassment
>"Do you think that's all it takes, or that I would ever believe you? Has your simplistic human brain convinced you that I would accept YOU of all people into my group, and treat you as I treat Sonata or Aria?"
"That's not what I had in mind. I'd still be the leader, but-"
>"You! Leading me!"
>Anger builds as you listen to her condescending laugh
>"Shut your mouth, and listen close. This dynamic that you've created - one girl whose head is filled with thoughts of love towards you, and rivalry towards another girl who is determined to stay second in command to a man she has troubling, conflicting feelings about - it'll end itself. You'll go through new lectures every day and find that nothing changes. While trying and failing to pick up the pieces, time will run out. The Equestrian will find you. You'll rush into this room, fall to the floor, and beg me to take control. When that happens?"
>She kicks the table into you, then lifts and slams her feet down toward your fleeing hands, one at a time
>"Don't forget my necklace."
>You stand, a hand laying against your stomach
>Still unable to look at her, your eyes take to the ropes to her left
>The frustration builds upon itself in the silent moment before you respond:
"Are you sure you want to piss off the person who decides whether you sleep in a bed or on the floor?"
>Adagio yawns, and grins with half-lidded eyes
>"What a weak, short-lived change that was, hm? Giving up in less than a minute. Anonymous... a leader, you are not."
>You sigh into the palm of your hand
>That, too, was never much of a secret
>With the chair in place under the doorknob, you approach the staircase empty-handed
>There's not even time to think about what she said; having told Aria you'd consider about her argument, you feel pressured to do so before the discussion starts again
>Your feet move as slowly as they could down the steps. One arm slides down the rail
>For most of the way down it feels as though you're weighing your points against hers rapidly
>Taking in what she intended, what happened, why it needs to stop
>Her angsty face and sarcastic mannerisms play out in your head
>But by about halfway down, you notice that Sonata is no longer crying, and after that you realize that your thoughts aren't amounting to much
>It's just emotion
>You continue on, Aria still occupying your mind's eye
>For a moment, you swear you actually hear her hushed, pissy voice
>"Look at me you mental retard."
>A few more steps down, the back of the couch comes into view
>Aria sits on the left side and stares down at what must be the emotional Sonata laying flat on the other
>Shouldn't listen in, right?
>You start to turn around to head back up, so as not to interrupt whatever she's trying to do
>Of course, that idea dies fast
>You sit down and rest your arms in your lap
>"You're going to make me mad, and then you're going to look like Anonymous."
>Sonata lets out a muffled, frustrated groan
>"I'm serious. I'm going to count to three."
>Aria raises up her fist
>A finger pops up
>The count crawls, with nearly five seconds before the "two"
>Then she stops, with a peace sign floating in the air
>Another muffled groan sends Aria into the couch arm, where she lets out a heavy sigh
>She springs forward again and tugs Sonata up by the ponytail
>"I said TWO, so you better stay up."
>"It's only scary when Dagi does it, stupid."
>"Y-You want scary!?"
>Aria raises her fist, hesitates, then lowers it
>As soon as her hair is released, the gloomy siren faceplants the couch again
>"God damn it Sonata, it's not that big of a deal."
>"It IS though."
>"Why do you even like him? He's an asshole."
>A weight sinks into your arms, and they slide down the sides of your legs
>Sonata's pulled up again and Aria gets inches away from her
>"The only butthole here is you. I wish your face was beat up, instead of Anon's."
>"He is a COMPLETE asshole. He hit you and tied you up. Don't you even care?"
>"Only because he had to."
>"No, he said he DIDN'T have to. Even he knows he's an asshole. I know it, Adagio knows it, the Twilight chick probably knows it. I bet he's in the news back home for being such an elusive ASSHOLE."
>"You better shut up. And don't EVER. Say that girl's name. Again."
>Aria grabs Sonata's shoulders and shakes her a bit
>"About Twilight Charkle. We have to deal with her, so stop being a baby. Accept that he's an asshole and that he never loved you."
>Sonata shoves Aria away and falls backwards herself
>They both cross their arms
>"You know what? I think you're jealous."
>Aria breaks into a short, wheezy laugh
>"I think you should be jealous of me, if anything."
>"Talking out of your butt as usual I see."
>Interrupting seems like a very good idea at this point
>...then again, those details have to come to light eventually
>You rest against the wall and close your eyes in awful anticipation
>"Whuuuut? Saw you naked? Wow, big deal. OOPS! I meant small deal, 'cause like, your boobs are tiny."
>"Shut the fuck up. That's not what I was going to say."
>Aria looks at the carpet for a while, enduring a few more annoying "what"s
>Then she waves her hand back and forth
>"...Whatever. I was talking out of my ass."
>Your eyes open and your eyebrows shoot up, half in confusion, half in relief
>"We're sidetracked. This is about... you not being a mopey loser."
>Sonata's arms fly into the air
>"I got dumped like TEN MINUTES AGO!"
>"Shhh! And I don't care! You can't date him!"
>"'Cause you want to date him?"
>Aria slaps both hands onto her face
>When they slide off, they shoot right to Sonata's collar and pull
>"No, because he's our leader. ...In this world. Would you date Adagio? No. So you can't date him either. It's fucking weird. But even if it weren't weird you'd still be single, because HE. Broke up. With YOU."
>Sonata opens her mouth, no doubt with another sarcastic response readied
>Something seems to catch in her throat
>She swallows, fidgets around
>Shrugs her shoulders
>"He... he did. H-He broke up with me, huh?"
>That weak smile returns
>Scratches her cheek
>Nods her head
>Then bursts into tears
>"Wh-wh-why doesn't he liiiike meeeeheeeheheheeeeeeee!"