If you know someone who is very competent and self-sufficient, seeing them curled up under a blanket acting enfeebled has to be a bit disconcerting the first time. Sure, we all know guys who get a 4-inch slash on their forearm and just shrug and throw some duct tape over it, but the first time they get a sniffle they act like someone has stolen all their bones. Still, “dude with casually disturbing pain threshold” isn’t quite in the same league as “alien demoness tech sorceress who claims to have killed a few gods.”

And as much as Maxima and Dabbler antagonize each other, Max does consider her a peer and friend, so she’ll probably superspeed fly halfway across Texas to that one place she knows that makes Diamond-tier chili, but she certainly won’t let Dabbler know she did it.

And then punch her in the kidney when she finds out why she needed all that mana last night.

Yes, Maxima is wearing an official Arc-SWAT tactical sweater. I guess no one told the team they ripped of the design from UNIT. I always liked those sweaters. Had one that looked like them. It wasn’t merch. I think someone at Land’s End or wherever I got it from was being cheeky, or more likely, recognized there are only so many ways to design a sweater, and once you have a green one with shoulder bits made from a smoother material than the rest of the garment, it’s going to look like a UNIT sweater.

The new vote incentive is up! Crimson and Scarlett have a present for Ingsol!

It’s them, they’re the present. They’ve decided that “Sire-versaries” are a thing and Ingsol has to be convinced this is a good idea each time. Everyone thinks his pair of names-that-are-synonyms-with-red sirelings who are both women and who were both turned in that age range that ensure peak hotness means he’s a dirty old man, but he actually isn’t. It just worked out that way. And don’t forget that while it looks like there’s a 25 year age gap between the girls and him, it’s actually much worse, as he is 700 years old, while Scarlett is something like 180 and Crimson is only 40. But at the same time it’s meaningless as they were both fully adults when they got turned, so it’s all copacetic.

As usual, Patreon has the pair of them in various states of undress.

Double res version will be posted over at Patreon. Feel free to contribute as much as you like.