JOHN: so, is...
JOHN: is that it?
JOHN: is that the end of this cool strategy jam, slash fun reunion?
VRISKA: That's it!!!!!!!!
VRISKA: That's the whole situ8tion, my whole plan, and everything you need to do.
VRISKA: Good luck everyone!
TEREZI: *HUM4N "GOLF" CL4P*
VRISKA: Thanks, Pyrope!
KARKAT: ALRIGHT, SO WHAT NOW?
KARKAT: KANAYA, I GUESS WE HEAD TO, WHAT WAS IT?
KARKAT: LIKE RIGHT NOW? SINCE I GUESS THE CLOCK IS TICKING.
KANAYA: And Yes
JOHN: right. and we're supposed to go after the condensce really soon, too. right?
ROSE: And yes.
JOHN: but not like... RIGHT away? there are still a couple hours for us to prepare.
JOHN: which we should use! to come up with a fighting strategy.
JOHN: i wish jade and nanna could be awake for this.
JOHN: i really want to talk to them, and let them in on all the cool stuff we're about to do.
JOHN: i guess they have to stay asleep for a while, though. oh well.
JOHN: hey, jake!
JOHN: want to come make plans with us?
JOHN: we can help you figure out how to deal with robot jack, and whatever hooligans he is bringing!
JAKE: Thanks john.
JAKE: May... maybe.
TEREZI: H3Y D4V3
TEREZI: W3 SHOULD PROB4BLY WORK OUT 4 F1GHT1NG STR4T3GY TOO
TEREZI: S1NC3 1T SOUNDS L1K3 W3'V3 GOT 4 R34L N4STY ON3 TO D34L W1TH >:]
DAVE: it feels weird to make some battleplans when one of our team members still isnt here
TEREZI: W3LL, 1 TH1NK W3 C4N 4T L34ST OUTL1N3 TH3 STR4T3GY, R1GHT?
TEREZI: F1GUR3 OUT HOW W3'LL 4PPRO4CH 4 V1LL41N W1TH H1S P4RT1CUL4R STR3NGTHS 4ND W34KN3SS3S
TEREZI: 4ND 4SSUM3 OUR TH1RD M3MB3R W1LL B3 R34DY TO F1GHT 1F W3 T3LL H1M TO
DAVE: yeah you know im sure if teen hardass strider shows up with his sword and shades and shit and we say
DAVE: hey dude look bad guy go kill
DAVE: im sure the guy will be more than willing to oblige
DAVE: its just
DAVE: it feels wrong
DAVE: planning "around" him
DAVE: like hes a weird hypothetical battle mannequin
TEREZI: FROM TH3 TH1NGS 1 H4V3 H34RD 4BOUT H1M, FROM YOUR OWN P3RSON4L MOUTH
TEREZI: TH4T 4CTU4LLY SOUNDS L1K3 4 PR3TTY 4PT D3SCR1PT1ON TO M3
DAVE: its more complicated than that
DAVE: and im supposed to...
DAVE: be getting ready for this huge deadly battle which is SO much more intense than anything i ever did
DAVE: even like 3 years ago back when i was actually doing adventure shit instead of watching dane cook movies
DAVE: and somehow be all geared up for that
DAVE: AND meet my teen bro for the first time
DAVE: and say oh there you are thats cool
DAVE: lets fight this random nigh indestructible asshole
DAVE: and then
DAVE: hug bump or something?
DAVE: how do i deal with all this
DAVE: i think i could end up getting us all killed and none of you are taking this seriously
VRISKA: Ok Strider, I've heard enough.
VRISKA: I have 8een more than patient, and more than accommod8ting.
VRISKA: 8ut your hangups regarding your ancestor are starting to 8order on pathetic.
KARKAT: WHY DON'T YOU CAN IT.
VRISKA: Karkat, stay out of this.
KARKAT: NO, I WON'T.
KARKAT: NOT IF YOU ARE GOING TO START TRASHING PEOPLE WITH RESPECT TO THEIR SENSITIVE ISSUES IN A MANNER THAT IS *WAY* OVER THE LINE AS FAR AS THE BASIC GROUND RULES OF GOOD NATURED SHIT TALKING GOES, GROUND RULES ON WHICH I *HAPPEN* TO BE AN EXPERT.
KARKAT: EITHER MAKE SURE YOUR TRASH MOUTHED INVECTIVE IS CRITICALLY CONSTRUCTIVE, OR SHUT UP!
VRISKA: Who said I wasn't 8eing constructive?!
VRISKA: I cut him all the slack in the world on this, 8ut I can see it isn't doing him, or any of us, any good at all.
VRISKA: I can see I'm going to have to expedite matters.
VRISKA: Go figure. Leave it all to Vriska, ONCE AGAIN.
DAVE: what the fuck are you even going to do