Komm Susser Tod 2 4 8

[23:28] <Yanmei> Resources on board the Dorian Lachapelle were more plentiful than they had been in the days immediately after the crash. Still, it would probably not compare to the safehouses the UEF had been using. -
[23:36] <Yanmei> Food and water, for example, were still being strictly rationed. The temperatures on the battleship were deathly cold, and the company was grim and tired. There was also the issue of space. More and more rooms were becoming usable every day, mostly being turned over to newly released medical patients and civilians shuttled over from the Liberty Bell. Single occupancy was a thing of the past, no matter how highly esteemed a person was. -
[23:39] <Yanmei> So it was no wonder that even the mighty Liu Lin and her famous entourage found themselves in a sparse, frigid room together with six narrow mattresses waiting for them and little else. -
[23:40] <Yanmei> Shortly after they had arrived, settled, and collected their assigned equipment, someone would press the door's buzzer and wait patiently for it to be opened.
[23:49] <Minaplo> [And so it would be.-
[23:50] <Minaplo> [Yanmei would have a split second look at the room- six mattresses, four sitting, one at the door- before someone grabbed her arm and pulled her inside.-
[23:51] <Minaplo> [She'd see the stout form of Ju for a second before a shriek filled the air and something slammed into her hard.-
[23:51] <Minaplo> ["Oh my god oh my god oh my god!" Squealed Lanfen, having catapulted herself across the room. She near-tackled Yanmei into the wall.-
[23:51] <Minaplo> [Ju- who'd opened the door in the first place- grabbed Yanmei too, squeezing the air out of her lungs.]
[23:54] * Yanmei tried to say something back in return, but… she was too dazed and now breathless to do so. She could only express her enthusiasm by hugging back, beaming, and waiting for the spots in her vision to subside.
Session Time: Mon Jan 12 00:00:00 2015
[00:10] <Minaplo> [They pulled away. They were both wearing what looked like military field outfits, with lots of pockets and a utilitarian, olive colour. Lanfen had her long black hair tied up in a bun, whilst Ju let her shorter hair just hang around her face.-
[00:11] <Minaplo> [Lanfen was still clutching onto Yanmei's shoulders, however, her eyes filling with tears. "Oh my god, you're alright…"]
[00:18] <Yanmei> Yanmei's vision was still a little strange and blurry.. it took a second for her to realize that they were also very damp. "L-like I wouldn't be okay? Don't start crying, alright Lanfen?" She threw her chin up, trying desperately to look as if she was leading by example. "You guys… I-I knew you'd be alright when they said you went missing."
[00:24] <Minaplo> [It took Lanfen a lot of concentration to obey Yanmei. She took a deep, sniffly breath, wiped away her eyes, and smiled. "It's thanks to Lin."]
[00:27] <Yanmei> "I knew it!" Yanmei laughed hoarsely. "Isn't she the- wait, 'Lin'?"
[00:30] <Minaplo> ["Hello, Chancellor." Said Liu Lin, sitting on a mattress, two blankets wrapped around her. She was wearing her white coat, barely visible beneath the other coat she'd been given to wear. She had an arm around a woman sitting next to her beneath the same blanket- a pretty, shrewd-looking woman who Yanmei recognised through reputation- Zhuge Minglei.]
[00:33] * Yanmei gaped for a split second, and then snapped into a salute. "M-Major. Hello. Welcome. Um." Her face was growing a little warm now. "I don't know what to say! Thank you for saving my friends."
[00:38] <Minaplo> ["You're welcome." Said Liu Lin with a small smile.-
[00:39] <Minaplo> ["She was amazing." Said Lanfen breathlessly. "She saved us and caught the killers in a trap all in the same time, then we went cross-country and- oh, you have to meet her attendants-"-
[00:40] <Minaplo> ["Hold up." Said Ju, her eyes narrowed. She was looking Yanmei up and down suspiciously. "Something's fucky."]
[00:41] * Yanmei jumped slightly, peering back. "F-? What is?"
[00:43] <Minaplo> ["You've changed." Said Ju. "Lanfen, you have a look."-
[00:44] <Minaplo> ["Huh? Ju, this-" Lanfen flicked Yanmei up and down once, then stopped. "Wait, since when have you been taller than me?"]
[00:47] <Yanmei> "Oh, that?" Yanmei put a hand on her hip and grinned. "So you've noticed how womanly I've become~? I had a growth spurt. It wasn't exactly a -natural- one, but it looks pretty good on me, doesn't it?"
[00:52] <Minaplo> ["It looks fantastic." Said Ju appraisingly. "Your legs are longer, you're curvier in general… It's not fair, not fair at all."-
[00:52] <Minaplo> ["It's super not fair?" Said Lanfen, but she was grinning. "Being tall was -my- gig. Oh man, Yanmei, so much as happened- we need to talk, what do you even mean by not-natural…?"]
[00:55] <Yanmei> "Well, erm. Angels can sometimes mess with people's bodies, you know? I changed when I was fighting one."
[00:56] <Minaplo> ["What, seriously?" Asked Ju. "So you tried to kill it and it made you sexier? How does that work?"]
[00:58] * Raphael (~ua.moc.tensutpo.wsn.lsd.31-252-632-022d|taO#ua.moc.tensutpo.wsn.lsd.31-252-632-022d|taO) Quit (Ping timeout)
[01:00] <Yanmei> "Dunno? It's happened to other pilots before. At this rate, all the Paris pilots except one have gone through this at some point? Isaiah too."
[01:00] <Minaplo> ["Oh yeah? How's he changed?"]
[01:03] <Yanmei> "He's a lot taller! His shoulders are broader too, and he put on muscle and his hair got a little longer."
[01:04] <Minaplo> ["Wait, so it made -him- hot too?" Asked Ju. "What sort of Angel was this?"]
[01:08] <Yanmei> "One of the strongest? And apparently one of the perviest, since you're putting it that way. I want to hear more about your roadtrip, though!
[01:14] <Minaplo> ["Well first, you need to meet everyone else." Said Lanfen. "Have you met Lin's proteges?"-
[01:16] <Minaplo> [She gestured to two men, sitting on a mattress each. One was a tall, smiling fair-skinned man with long, straight black hair and a delicate frame. The other was a stout, powerful-looking man with a hard face full of straight, rock-like edges. He was rolling his eyes.]
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[01:19] * Yanmei stepped closer to them, beaming confidently. "Welcome to our battleship! It's a pleasure to meet you? I'm Zhang Yanmei, the Chancellor of the UEF."
[01:24] <Minaplo> ["Thank you for your welcome." Said the tall one. The hard-faced one eyed Yanmei darkly.-
[01:24] <Minaplo> ["Yanmei, um, this is Xun Liang." Said Lanfen, gesturing towards the tall one, a little breathlessly. "But everyone calls him Nine Lives."-
[01:27] <Minaplo> ["And the scowly shithead is Zhao Yi, but everyone calls him Bad Neighbour." Said Ju. "They call him that because "Irredeemable Fuckwit" was taken."]
[01:28] <Yanmei> "It's good to see you've been making friends, Ju," Yanmei sighed.
[01:29] <Minaplo> ["They were like this for the entire trip." Said Lanfen.-
[01:30] <Minaplo> ["Better than what you were doing." Snapped Ju. "'Ooh Nine Lives, tell me more~'"-
[01:30] <Minaplo> ["You shut up!"-
[01:33] <Minaplo> ["Oh Heavens." Muttered Bad Neighbour. "Who knew the Ten Yama were teenage girls?"]
[01:39] <Yanmei> "AHEM." Yanmei cleared her throat loudly, hoping to get the two to pipe down. "I see that we're also in the presence of the prestigous Zhuge Minglei too?"
[01:41] <Minaplo> [Minglei withdrew a hand from her warm blanket cocoon. "Hi."]
[01:46] * Yanmei crossed over to shake it warmly. "Thank you for coming. Everyone." she threw inclusive looks at Bad Neighbor, Nine Lives and Liu Lin too. "I should apologize for the living conditions? Normally it's not so… desperate on board, but we had a bit of an accident that's making supplies scarce and luxuries non-existent Please bear with us."
[01:47] <Minaplo> ["Trust me, Yanmei, that's normal for us at this point." Said Lin. "Except replace the cold with intense humidity."-
[01:47] <Minaplo> ["You really grew up in Sichuan?" Asked Lanfen. "How did you stand it? I used to get into showers already damp from the air!"]
[01:50] <Yanmei> "It's not that bad? Anyway, if you live, eat, sleep and play there every day you get used to it."
[01:56] <Minaplo> ["I'll stick to Hebei, thanks." Said Lanfen airily.]
[02:00] <Yanmei> "Hrmph. Anyway, I don't think we'll be here long? In a day or two we'll be floating along an icy French beach on planet earth."
[23:11] <Minaplo> ["That soon?" Asked Lin.]
[23:13] <Yanmei> "Yes. I don't think we can risk staying here any longer than we absolutely must? You've probably seen the state of morale around here…"
[23:26] <Minaplo> ["Tell me."]
[23:32] * Yanmei shifted as if on the verge of joining her on the bed, but she stopped, clasping her hands behind her back instead. She lifted her shoulders boldly. "Most people were not as lucky as Ju and Lanfen? Caine hit a lot of safehouses and killed a lot of people who were close to UEF crew members and soldiers. These conditions - the cold, the isolation of an alien planet, the supply shortages, the threat of death should our engine fail or we run out of food and water - have not been helping. There have been people who had killed themselves. There have been violent outbursts. Everyone is miserable and hates it here." -
[23:39] <Yanmei> "If we stay here, things can't improve. If we return home, though, we can at least get food and be in a less hellish environment."
[23:46] <Minaplo> ["I see. Then leaving is definitely preferable."]
[23:53] <Yanmei> "Precisely. Of course, I've been holding things together even under these conditions! Everyone has been working hard, and thanks to that we have an opportunity to get out of here."
[23:55] <Minaplo> ["That's good." Said Lin. "What do you need me to do?"]
[23:58] <Yanmei> "W-well, I could always use more commanders? We'll be jumping into an Eva battle first thing after returning. Then we have the more normal-sized fights…"
[23:59] <Minaplo> ["The situation in Russia and France, yes."]
Session Time: Tue Jan 13 00:00:00 2015
[00:01] <Yanmei> "Yeah… plus, um. There some other stuff dealing with China that you should be aware of? You met John Brown, right?"
[00:01] <Minaplo> ["I have, yes."]
[00:02] <Yanmei> "Did he mention his reason for helping the UEF to you?"
[00:17] <Minaplo> ["I inferred it."]
[00:21] <Yanmei> "He's not alone? There's a monstrously violent Neospartan from Vietnam on board with the same intentions for her homeland. We can't afford to turn away help, but… this is going to become a problem before long, isn't it?"
[00:24] <Minaplo> ["It's already a problem." Said Lin. "You'll hear the same message repeated in many places. Korea, Mongolia, Malaysia, anywhere where China's hegemony has been exercised."]
[00:27] <Yanmei> "What should we do? At this rate there will eventually be outright rebellions, and we'll be sucked into them."
[00:29] <Minaplo> ["We'll need to promise them what they want."]
[00:31] <Yanmei> "What happens when it's time to deliver? China is one of our allies too…"
[00:33] <Minaplo> ["Another Sykes-Picot would kill any trust in your Federation before it has time to grow." Said Bad Neighbour.-
[00:34] <Minaplo> ["I'm afraid he's right." Said Lin. "China will have to deliver, and for that to happen we'll need to remove China's underlying reasons for expansion."]
[00:40] <Yanmei> "I thought it would come to that? We'll have to spend some of our precious research figuring out how to do it."
[00:40] <Minaplo> ["Yes. But fortunately, once the war is over, we'll have the resources."]
[00:41] <Yanmei> "That's right! Of course, to get there, we'll have to survive?" She straighted her back again, proudly. "Which of course we will. Easily!"
[00:53] <Minaplo> ["Well, you've exceeded expectations so far."]
[00:55] * Yanmei beamed! "Thank you~~ Ah…" the beam faltered a little bit. "Wait. Does that mean people were doubting me?"
[00:59] <Minaplo> ["Of course they were." Said Lin. "Considering the circumstances, the fact that anyone here survived at all is miraculous."]
[01:00] <Yanmei> "W-well. Fortunately, we both know better, right?" She winked at Liu Lin.
[01:03] <Minaplo> [Lin stared at Yanmei in polite puzzlement. Bad Neighbour snorted in amusement.]
[01:09] <Yanmei> "Right…" she mumbled, feeling her face warm up again. "Well, thank you. *ahem*. You all must have had some exciting adventures in the meantime, right?"
[01:13] <Minaplo> ["Maybe exciting, but definitely an adventure. Why don't you sit down?" She pointed at the edge of the mattress.]
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[01:17] * Yanmei obliged rather happily, eyes fixed intently on her for storytime.
[01:18] <Minaplo> ["There is one thing you should know, though." Said Lin, a little hesitantly.]
[01:19] <Yanmei> "Ah?"
[01:21] <Minaplo> ["We've kept it a secret for a long time, but I think I can trust you." Said Lin slowly. She glanced at Minglei shyly before looking back at Yanmei. "Minglei is more than a friend to me. We're… Together."]
[01:23] * Yanmei blinked once. Then again, more slowly. She turned her head slightly to regard Minglei with mute surprise.
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[01:30] <Minaplo> [Minglei gave Yanmei a grin and a wave. "Gotcha."-
[01:31] <Minaplo> ["But no, it's true. Has been for a long time." Said Minglei quickly, after Lin gave her a Look.-
[01:31] <Minaplo> [Lin looked back at Yanmei. "I trust that's not a problem?"]
[01:33] <Yanmei> "N-no! Of course not? I was just surprised? It doesn't fit in with the stories…"
[01:33] <Minaplo> ["Stories?"]
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[01:35] <Yanmei> "Of how you reunited everyone in China? Zhuge was there too, but none of the history books mentioned that you were… Together. But you did say it was a secret!"
[01:39] <Minaplo> ["We had to keep it secret, I'm afraid." Said Minglei.]
[01:42] <Yanmei> "People you like can become targets during war," Yanmei mumbled with a touch of sullen knowingness.
[01:45] <Minaplo> ["That's one element, yes." Said Lin. "But there's also the fact that many in China's political and military systems do not believe in same sex relationships."-
[01:45] <Minaplo> ["It'd be awkward, you know?" Said Minglei.]
[01:47] <Yanmei> "Yeah. I understand…" She blinked again and glanced at Ju and Lanfen suddenly. "Did you two know about this?"
[01:48] <Minaplo> [Ju and Lanfen glanced at each other.-
[01:48] <Minaplo> ["Kinda, yeah." Said Lanfen. "Like, not right away, but."]
[01:49] <Yanmei> "Huh…"
[01:50] <Minaplo> ["Now then. Shall I?" Asked Lin.]
[01:52] * Yanmei snapped back to attention, nodding quickly.

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