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Avatar Support Transcript by Misha-Heart

Version: Water | Updated: 03/16/2016

Fire Emblem 14 Fates Avatar Supports
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Change Log:
3/16/16- First and possibly only entry
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Quick questions about this guide

Q. Does Avatar need to marry?
A. Avatar does not need to marry at all in the story.

Q. What is the purpose of the Private Quarters?
A. To gain support points with units outside of battle. Invite any ally with 
a heart icon next to them and they'll gain support points. It can only be 
done once per battle or after enough time has passed.

Q. What happens when you bond with your spouse?
A. You're able to buy the Heart Bracelet in the Accessory Shop after two full 
hearts.

Q. Avatar can have two children? How?
A. By marrying any male aside from Gunter, Yukimura, Shura, Izana and Fuga, 
Avatar can have their kid along with Kana, similar to Azura. For a Male 
Avatar, marrying Azura is the only way to have two children.

Q. Hold on, it's possible to not get all the kids?
A. If any first generation woman gets married to Avatar, then one child will 
be left out as there is only an even number of suitors for each side. The 
decision can come down to two choices: either marrying a child unit, Reina, 
Scarlet, Flora or Anna; or leaving one father a bachelor for life, ridding 
the chance to gain an additional child unit. Similarly, one cannot get all 
the children as a Female Avatar, but only if you leave Azura as the odd girl 
out.

Q. Who should Avatar be married to?
A. Personality-wise, can't really say. It's entirely on opinion. Stat-wise, a 
character from the Deeprealm is best.

Q. How does Avatar use the Friendship Seal?
A. If Avatar reaches an A support with any unit of the same sex, they will be 
able to reclass into their base class. The other unit will not be able to A+ 
Avatar back though.

Q. Why does Azura get three supports with Avatar?
A. Azura has a different support chain depending on which version of Fates is 
played.

Q. Who are the spouses exclusive to Avatar?
A. They are Gunter, Shura, Izana, Yukimura and Fuga for women and Reina, 
Scarlet, Flora and Anna for men. Yukimura is exclusive to Birthright, Izana 
is only available on Birthright and Conquest, Fuga is exclusive to Revelation 
and Anna is available on all routes through DLC.

Q. How do I recruit certain exclusive units?
A. Level a specific building to Level 3 in My Castle and complete a battle. 
After that, the unit will join as early as the specified chapter. To recruit 
Izana, level up the Hot Springs and he will join in Chapter 19 of Birthright 
or Chapter 23 of Conquest. To recruit Yukimura, level up a Puppet building 
and he will join in Chapter 23. To recruit Flora, level up a Turret and she 
will join in Chapter 19 of Conquest or Chapter 23 of Revelation. To recruit 
Fuga, level up the Hot Springs and he will join in Chapter 19 of Revelation. 
To recruit Anna, purchase the DLC map "Anna On The Run," which can be 
accessed at any time once My Castle is unlocked and clear it.

Q. What's with Gunter?
A. At the start of the game, Gunter will leave during Chapter 3. He never 
rejoins in Birthright, but will return in Chapter 15 of Conquest and during 
Chapter 7 of Revelation. In Revelation, Gunter cannot gain support levels.

Q. What's with Kaze on Birthright?
A. If Kaze does not have an A support with Avatar at the start of Chapter 15, 
he will leave the party and the paralogue to unlock Midori will never appear.

Q. What's with Scarlet on Revelation?
A. Scarlet will leave at the start of Chapter 18 and never rejoins. However, 
it is still possible to marry her and have a child unit.

Q. There's same-sex marriage!? Who are the options? What are the benefits?
A. Only one option from either kingdom. Niles, a man from Nohr, and Rhajat, a 
girl from Hoshido. If an S support is achieved with either, the Partner Seal 
can be used like normal, however no child units result from this.

Q. Hey, there are a few typos in here. Aren't you going to fix them?
A. Believe it or not, they're actually in the game so they're left as such.

Q. Gods, is there any way to skip over to the end for the confession?
A. Hold down the Down arrow on the D-pad and A. The text will go by extremely 
quickly if this is done.
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Table of Contents
To skip to the desired support pair, use ctrl+F and type the following.

Example: Add A1. to Azura(Hoshido) to skip to her C support in Hoshido with 
Male Avatar.

Corrin = Avatar, the default name
(Live2D Confession)= Voice over that plays when being confessed to.

*Warning* Most of Avatar's supports are generic for both genders. The same 
for Kana's parent and sibling supports. 

A. Lover Supports
- Male Avatar!
A1. Azura(Hoshido)
A1. Azura(Nohr)
A1. Azura(Valla)
A1. Felicia
A1. Mozu
A1. Sakura
A1. Hinoka
A1. Rinkah
A1. Hana
A1. Orochi
A1. Setsuna
A1. Oboro
A1. Kagero
A1. Elise
A1. Camilla
A1. Effie
A1. Nyx
A1. Selena
A1. Beruka
A1. Peri
A1. Charlotte
A1. Midori
A1. Sophie
A1. Caeldori
A1. Mitama
A1. Rhajat
A1. Selkie
A1. Ophelia
A1. Nina
A1. Soleil
A1. Velouria
A1. Reina
A1. Scarlet
A1. Flora
A1. Anna
A1. Niles

- Female Avatar!
A2. Jakob
A2. Kaze
A2. Silas
A2. Ryoma
A2. Takumi
A2. Subaki
A2. Saizo
A2. Azama
A2. Hayato
A2. Hinata
A2. Kaden
A2. Xander
A2. Leo
A2. Arthur
A2. Odin
A2. Niles
A2. Laslow
A2. Benny
A2. Keaton
A2. Shigure
A2. Dwyer
A2. Shiro
A2. Kiragi
A2. Asugi
A2. Hisame
A2. Siegbert
A2. Forrest
A2. Percy
A2. Gunter
A2. Ignatius
A2. Shura
A2. Izana
A2. Yukimura
A2. Fuga
A2. Rhajat

B. Buddy Supports
- Male Avatar*
B1. Jakob
B1. Kaze
B1. Silas
B1. Ryoma
B1. Takumi
B1. Subaki
B1. Saizo
B1. Azama
B1. Hayato
B1. Hinata
B1. Kaden
B1. Xander
B1. Leo
B1. Arthur
B1. Odin
B1. Laslow
B1. Benny
B1. Keaton
B1. Shigure
B1. Dwyer
B1. Shiro
B1. Kiragi
B1. Asugi
B1. Hisame
B1. Siegbert
B1. Forrest
B1. Percy
B1. Ignatius
B1. Gunter
B1. Shura
B1. Izana
B1. Yukimura
B1. Fuga

-Female Avatar*
B2. Azura(Hoshido)
B2. Azura(Nohr)
B2. Azura(Valla)
B2. Felicia
B2. Mozu
B2. Sakura
B2. Hinoka
B2. Rinkah
B2. Hana
B2. Orochi
B2. Setsuna
B2. Oboro
B2. Kagero
B2. Elise
B2. Camilla
B2. Effie
B2. Nyx
B2. Selena
B2. Beruka
B2. Peri
B2. Charlotte
B2. Midori
B2. Sophie
B2. Caeldori
B2. Mitama
B2. Selkie
B2. Ophelia
B2. Nina
B2. Soleil
B2. Velouria
B2. Reina
B2. Scarlet
B2. Flora
B2. Anna

C. Parent-Child Supports
- Male Avatar^
C1. Shigure

- Female Avatar^
C2. Dwyer
C2. Midori
C2. Sophie
C2. Shiro
C2. Kiragi
C2. Caeldori
C2. Asugi
C2. Mitama
C2. Rhajat
C2. Hisame
C2. Selkie
C2. Siegbert
C2. Forrest
C2. Percy
C2. Ophelia
C2. Nina
C2. Soleil
C2. Ignatius
C2. Velouria

D. Parent Supports
- Male Kana^
D1. Avatar
D1. Jakob
D1. Kaze
D1. Silas
D1. Ryoma
D1. Takumi
D1. Subaki
D1. Saizo
D1. Azama
D1. Hayato
D1. Hinata
D1. Kaden
D1. Xander
D1. Leo
D1. Arthur
D1. Odin
D1. Niles
D1. Laslow
D1. Benny
D1. Keaton
D1. Shigure
D1. Dwyer
D1. Shiro
D1. Kiragi
D1. Asugi
D1. Hisame
D1. Siegbert
D1. Forrest
D1. Percy
D1. Ignatius
D1. Gunter
D1. Shura
D1. Izana
D1. Yukimura
D1. Fuga

- Female Kana^
D2. Azura
D2. Felicia
D2. Mozu
D2. Sakura
D2. Hinoka
D2. Rinkah
D2. Hana
D2. Orochi
D2. Setsuna
D2. Oboro
D2. Kagero
D2. Elise
D2. Camilla
D2. Effie
D2. Nyx
D2. Selena
D2. Beruka
D2. Peri
D2. Charlotte
D2. Midori
D2. Sophie
D2. Caeldori
D2. Mitama
D2. Rhajat
D2. Selkie
D2. Ophelia
D2. Nina
D2. Soleil
D2. Velouria
D2. Reina
D2. Scarlet
D2. Flora
D2. Anna

E. Sibling Supports
- Male Kana~
E1. Dwyer
E1. Midori
E1. Sophie
E1. Shiro
E1. Kiragi
E1. Caeldori
E1. Asugi
E1. Mitama
E1. Rhajat
E1. Hisame
E1. Selkie
E1. Siegbert
E1. Forrest
E1. Percy
E1. Ophelia
E1. Nina
E1. Soleil
E1. Ignatius
E1. Velouria

- Female Kana~
E2. Shigure

F. Kana's Lover Supports
- Male Kana!
F1. Midori
F1. Sophie
F1. Caeldori
F1. Mitama
F1. Rhajat
F1. Selkie
F1. Ophelia
F1. Nina
F1. Soleil
F1. Velouria

- Female Kana!
F2. Shigure
F2. Dwyer
F2. Shiro
F2. Kiragi
F2. Asugi
F2. Hisame
F2. Siegbert
F2. Forrest
F2. Percy
F2. Ignatius

G. Kana's Buddy Supports
- Male Kana+
G1. Shiro
G1. Siegbert
G1. Percy

- Female Kana+
G2. Midori
G2. Mitama
G2. Selkie
G2. Velouria
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A. First Generation Lover Supports

Male Avatar!

A1. Azura(Hoshido) C

Azura: Hello, Avatar. What brings you here?

Avatar: I decided to take a little stroll. This breeze feels so heavenly!

Azura: Mmm. Yes! All of that sunshine filtering through the leaves reminds me 
of Hoshido.

Avatar: Haha! I envy you. In Nohr, we didn't have days filled with sunshine!

Azura: Oh, Avatar. How stupid of me!

Avatar: Huh?

Azura: That was thoughtless of me. I never should have brought that up! It 
should've been you in Hoshido all those years-basking in the sunlight!

Avatar: There's no need to feel bad. It's not like you kidnapped me and took 
me to Nohr!

Azura: I know, but I still feel guilty. I lived with the royal family and 
received all the love that should have been yours.

Avatar: Please, Azura, you shouldn't worry. My life hasn't been as hard as 
you think.

Azura: But I lived in Nohr! I know what that was like. It's a cruel place to 
grow up.

Avatar: That's true. Nohr can be a harsh place, but I have happy memories 
there too.

Azura: Really?

Avatar: Of course! I was just remembering this one time... Oh, no! I'm late 
for a meeting! I'm sorry. We'll have to continue this later!

Azura: Yes, I'd like that! 
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Azura(Hoshido) B

Azura: Avatar! I hoped to run into you. I'd like to hear more about your time 
in Nohr.

Avatar: Of course! Well, let's see... I lived in the Northern Fortress. It 
was pretty remote. Hmm... I wasn't allowed to go outside or have any friends.

Azura: That sounds terrible!

Avatar: Thinking back, it was hard. However, at the time, I never felt 
lonely. The servants were like family, and my brothers and sisters visited 
all the time. Elise came by to hang out every single day.

Azura: How sweet of her!

Avatar: ...And there was a huge library! You'd never run out of books to read 
in Nohr! Felicia, Jakob, and I even had a little book club. You see? I was 
too busy to feel alone.

Azura: Hmm. The Nohr you describe is so different from the one I remember.

Avatar: Well, I spent a lot of time there. It still feels like a part of 
me...like home.

Azura: It almost sounds like you miss it.

Avatar: I do. I miss the Northern Fortress. I even miss Castle Krakenburg.

Azura: One day, I'm sure you'll get to go back there.

Avatar: I hope so, but first, we have to defeat King Garon and end this war 
for good! 
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Azura(Hoshido) A

Azura: Avatar, you're always outside, aren't you?

Avatar: Haha! I came out here to unwind, but it's so windy!

Azura: Yes. I think a storm is coming.

Avatar: I haven't seen such a dark cloud since I left Nohr.

Azura: You must be thinking about how much you miss it. I see that wistful 
look on your face. It's hard to believe we lived in the same country. Our 
experiences were so different. I've listened to your stories, but it's hard 
to picture anything good happening there.

Avatar: I think many Hoshidans feel that way.

Azura: That's why we must bridge the gap. We must work together to end this 
war.

Avatar: I agree with you completely. We can't call one place good and another 
bad.

Azura: You and I are linked by fate. It's no coincidence that we're both 
here. If you and I work as a team, surely we can bring about peace.

Avatar: You know I'd do anything to make that happen! We're in this together, 
Azura. 
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Azura(Hoshido) S

Avatar: Hello, Azura. Thanks for meeting me here.

Azura: This is becoming your favorite spot, isn't it?

Avatar: Yes. It seemed like a fitting place to discuss 
something...uh...important.

Azura: Oh, my. You have a serious look on your face. Is everything all right?

Avatar: Yes, I'm fine. I've just been thinking about our conversations about 
Nohr. Even after our talks, I haven't changed your mind about Nohr, have I?

Azura: Well, not exactly...

Avatar: I realized all of my good memories of Nohr are thanks to a handful of 
kind people. Without Jakob and Felicia and my brothers and sisters, I would 
have been miserable.

Azura: So you do understand what I'm talking about after all. Nohr can be a 
cruel place!

Avatar: Yes, but no matter what, there are good people in this world who want 
to help. There are people who will love you no matter what it may cost them. 
There are people-right here, right now- who want to stand beside you.

Azura: Avatar, what are you saying?

Avatar: I want to be that person for you! They could throw us in a dark pit, 
and we'd be fine as long as we're together. I know it.

Azura: Avatar, I'm so happy to hear you say that.

Avatar: Really?

Azura: Yes! Our fates have been intertwined since the beginning. I believe we 
were always meant to walk through this life together.

Avatar: And now the path is bringing us to a peaceful place! I know it is!

Azura: I'm sure there will be plenty of sunshine when we get there.

(Live2D Confession)
Azura: I...I love you too... Please forgive my many faults...and promise to 
stay with me, forever. 
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A1. Azura(Nohr) C

Avatar: Oh, no! Ugh!

Azura: Avatar? Is that you? What's going on?

Avatar: I'm fine! I was getting some water, and I dropped the glass. Be 
careful! There are broken shards everywhere!

Azura: What are you doing up at this hour? You look like you've seen a ghost!

Avatar: I-I'm all right. Really. It was just a bad dream.

Azura: Goodness! You must have been thrashing about. You're dripping sweat! 
Poor thing. Here, have a fresh glass of water.

Avatar: *gulp* *gulp* ...Ahhh! Thank you, Azura.

Azura: Did you want to talk about it? Your nightmare, I mean...

Avatar: Nah. It's no big deal.

Azura: Hmm. Your decision to side with Nohr is really troubling you, isn't 
it?

Avatar: Seriously, Azura? How do you figure this stuff out? I can't hide 
anything from you!

Azura: Well, I've suspected this for a few days now. You've been looking 
dejected. Also... There's the hand-wringing and the sighing and that pouty 
thing you do with your lips.

Avatar: All right. All right. I get it! ...The thing is, I know I made the 
right decision. I put a lot of thought into it. I really believe this is the 
best way to bring about peace. ...But I have nightmares every night about the 
Hoshidans I've killed!

Azura: Avatar, you knew this path wouldn't be easy when you chose it, right?

Avatar: Yes, that's true.

Azura: If you believe this path leads to peace, then you have to keep walking 
down that road.

Avatar: You're right. I can't give up just because it's hard. Thanks, Azura. 
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Azura(Nohr) B

Avatar: Phew! My patrol is almost done for the night, and everything's nice 
and quiet. ...Hold up! Did that shadow just move?! *gasp* It's an enemy 
soldier!

Hoshidan: There you are, Avatar...Prince of Nohr! I'll kill you where you 
stand! GAAH!

Avatar: Ha! Nice try, but I'm not going down without a fight!

Hoshidan: Ugh! ARGH!

Avatar: *pant* *pant*

Azura: Avatar! What's going on?! ...Oh, my! Is that a soldier from Hoshido?!

Avatar: He slipped through our defenses somehow. Don't worry. He won't be 
getting back up.

Hoshidan: ...Y-you killed my whole family! You and the rest of Nohr! I-I'll 
never forgive you! Enjoy your life while it lasts! Death and punishment are 
coming for you! Just wait! Gahaha... Gufffpphh...!
(Hoshidan falls)

Azura: Avatar? Are you all right?

Avatar: Yes, I'm fine. I escaped without a scratch.

Azura: No, I mean-are YOU all right? That was hard to hear.

Avatar: I feel terrible. I robbed him of justice! I didn't want to kill him, 
but I had no choice!

Azura: He doesn't know why you sided with Nohr! Give up, and his death will 
be meaningless.

Avatar: It's easy for you to say that. You didn't kill him! Now he'll never 
avenge his family!

Azura: Hmm. I see. In that case, you SHOULD feel terrible.

Avatar: Wow. Thanks a lot, Azura.

Azura: No, listen... Just because you've chosen this path doesn't mean you 
have to like it. Get upset. Throw a fit. Cry into your pillow! I'd be worried 
if his death didn't upset you.

Avatar: You're right.

Azura: All we can do is keep pressing on. This won't be the last soldier who 
dies.

Avatar: That's why we have to end this thing!

Azura: Exactly! Just remember, Avatar... No matter what, I'm right here with 
you. Whenever you feel lost, I'll try to help you find your way again.

Avatar: Thank you, Azura. I don't know what I'd do without you. 
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Azura(Nohr) A

Azura: Avatar! *gasp* Oh, thank goodness! I found you!

Avatar: Azura? What's wrong? ...And why are you so out of breath?

Azura: I came to warn you! There's been a breach! Another Hoshidan 
infiltrated our camp!

Avatar: What?!

Hoshidan: You're that prince from Nohr, aren't you?

Azura: Oh, no! He's already here!

Hoshidan: I'm here to avenge my friends! DIE!

Avatar: Uh...

Azura: Avatar! What's wrong with you?! He's drawing his weapon! Snap out of 
it!

Avatar: B-but...! 
(Weapon clang)

Azura: Avatar? ...Fine! You leave me no choice. I'll fight him for you!

Hoshidan: ...Huh? She got me...?! N-no!
(Hoshidan falls)

Avatar: Azura, are you all right?!

Azura: Now that he's finished, I'm perfectly fine. The question is-Avatar, 
are you all right?

Avatar: Yeah. I don't know what happened. I just froze! I'm so sorry. I put 
both of our lives in danger. I can't believe I'm so pathetic!

Azura: You're not pathetic! You're human-like the rest of us. You care about 
people! I know you're tired of having blood on your hands. I won't let you do 
it alone anymore. Now my hands are just as stained as yours. When you can't 
go on, I'll fight for you.

Avatar: Do you really mean that?

Azura: Absolutely! We're going to walk this bloodstained path until we reach 
the end.

Avatar: All right. I won't hesitate next time. If we're going down, we'll go 
together.

Azura: I'll be by your side every step of the way. I promise. 
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Azura(Nohr) S

Avatar: Azura, do you have a minute?

Azura: Of course, but it's so late! You didn't have another nightmare, did 
you?

Avatar: No. I haven't had another nightmare since we talked. I'm doing much 
better now.

Azura: You are better, aren't you?

Avatar: Thanks to you. That's actually what I wanted to talk to you about.

Azura: Oh?

Avatar: The other day, you promised to be by my side. That made such a 
difference to me. Now, I know that I'm not in this alone anymore.

Azura: Well, it's true. You're not alone.

Avatar: ...But the thing is, I don't want blood on your hands either!

Azura: Oh, my! Avatar, that was just a metaphor.

Avatar: I know! But I care about you! ...And not just as an ally or a 
friend... Azura, I love you. I would do anything to protect you.

Azura: What?!

Avatar: I can't bear the thought of dragging you down with me! I'd rather 
know you were unburdened by guilt than have you by my side, suffering.

Azura: Avatar, you have a kind heart. I'm not surprised you feel that way. 
What if things didn't have to end so badly? Let's make a new promise! What if 
we keep walking this road until we end up someplace full of hope?

Avatar: Do you really think that's possible?

Azura: Yes! Avatar, I love you! Let's keep pressing on until we find peace!

(Live2D Confession)
Azura: I finally know what true happiness is. No matter what happens, dear 
love...I will always be with you. 
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A1. Azura(Valla) C

Avatar: A small lake in the middle of the woods... Reminds me of where I once 
met Azura.

Azura: Oh, hello, Avatar. What brings you out here?

Avatar: I was looking for you, in fact. I apologize if I interrupted your 
singing.

Azura: It's no trouble. Is there something I can help you with today?

Avatar: I actually wanted to talk with you about something I realized. I 
believe that you and I are in a unique position regarding Nohr and Hoshido. 
I'm a prince of Hoshido who was raised in Nohr, and... You're a princess of 
Nohr who was raised in Hoshido.

Azura: Ahhh, I see what you mean. I agree that we're pretty unique.

Avatar: Because of this background, I think we may have interesting views on 
the countries. I wanted to talk with you and compare what we each believed.

Azura: That is quite interesting...

Avatar: We could start with Hoshido. From my perspective, it seems so warm 
and bright. The land is fertile, and it seems like no one is ever wanting for 
anything.

Azura: A valid observation. This bountifulness makes everyone amiable and 
respectful.

Avatar: And yet, they always have the threat of a Nohrian invasion hanging 
over them.

Azura: Indeed. Which is quite unfair; Nohr is always the aggressor, and 
without reason.

Avatar: That does seem to be the case, but... What if you considered the 
Nohrian side? Can you try to imagine how the people in Nohr view Hoshido?

Azura: I suppose the carefree attitude of Hoshido might look like 
indifference to others. It could give people the impression that Hoshidans 
are very self-centered. So long as there is peace, the people in Hoshido seem 
uninterested in the world.

Avatar: I hadn't ever heard that opinion before, but I think it could have 
some merit. It could be one of the reasons that Nohr dislikes Hoshido so 
much.

Azura: I'm glad to be able to look at this situation with a new perspective. 
I'm sure we'd benefit from continuing this conversation...

Avatar: I agree, though we'll have to continue at another time. The day has 
only just started, and there is a lot to do. Until next time, Azura! 
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Azura(Valla) B

Azura: Hello, Avatar. You've come calling again?

Avatar: Indeed. I was hoping we could continue the conversation we were 
having the other day.

Azura: Of course. We were going to talk about Nohr, were we not?

Avatar: Yes. I spent most of my life in Nohr, and I can safely say it was 
always gloomy. Besides the dark forests, there was very little plant life 
among the rocky terrain. From what I've read, most of the land is tundra and 
bad for farming...

Azura: I've always heard that the people of Nohr are especially cold to 
outsiders. It's almost like the world they live in has deeply influenced 
their mentalities.

Avatar: You can dismiss that thinking, though. I know many Nohrians who are 
kindhearted. Just look at our allies from Nohr if you want proof that that is 
a misconception.

Azura: Interesting. Like with Hoshido, if we look at Nohr with a different 
perspective... we both learn a bit more. Nohr has invaded other regions many 
times over the years, but talking about it now... It could be that their 
biggest motivation has been jealousy or feeling alienated. After all, anyone 
would get upset if they were often made to feel inferior.

Avatar: And if that's how Hoshido made Nohrians feel, even accidentally, it's 
good to know. It doesn't excuse Nohrian actions, but it does help understand 
them.

Azura: And by understanding, we might be a step closer to bringing peace to 
the world. If we can find a way to ease the tensions that both nations 
feel...

Avatar: First, we have to eliminate the evil that is getting in the way. But 
that's for another time, I think. There are many things to do today.

Azura: You're right. I'd be glad to continue this conversation later. 
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Azura(Valla) A

Azura: Hi, Avatar. Are you here to continue our chat from the other day?

Avatar: Indeed I am! We've already covered Nohr and Hoshido, so we should 
talk about-

Azura: NO!! Sorry, I mean... You know how it works. You can't say anything 
here... I can take us there through the lake, and then we can talk.

Avatar: Oh, of course. What was I thinking?

Azura: We'll be there in just another few moments. ... And here we are. Easy 
enough.

Avatar: It's still so strange to see this place. It's unlike anything in 
Hoshido or Nohr.

Azura: Now that we're in Valla, we can safely talk about it. It...is what you 
wanted to talk about, right?

Avatar: Yes. I don't know why the curse slipped my mind.

Azura: You know, Avatar, it isn't really the kingdom of Valla that is a 
problem. The entire conflict is a result of the will of Anankos.

Avatar: That's right... Anankos, the King of Valla. I was only able to find 
the occasional mention of him in ancient texts. Usually he was referred to as 
a sort of god, right?

Azura: Whether he is a demon or a god, I am not sure, but he possesses 
incredible power. I've heard a legend about how, long ago, a powerful entity 
gave humans great power. In return, he required their faithfulness. Though 
this alliance was meant to last for all time, the humans did not honor it. 
Over time they discovered and acquired power from other sources. As they did 
this, they slowly abandoned the entity that had aided them. Insulted by this 
betrayal, the being went berserk.

Avatar: And that being... It was Anankos?

Azura: There is no way to know for sure, sadly. It would explain why he's out 
to destroy Nohr and Hoshido, though.

Avatar: What a sad story.

Azura: Indeed. But it also teaches us an important lesson, I think. We've 
talked about the conflict between Nohr and Hoshido... This story teaches us 
what can result from holding a grudge for too long.

Avatar: I agree. We have to focus on what we can do to improve the world... 
It may mean that we sometimes have to fight, but it doesn't always have to. 
Anytime we can turn an enemy into an ally, we should at least try.
(Weapon clang)

Azura: Indeed. But we've drifted from our topic... We should head back. It's 
dangerous to be here by ourselves.

Avatar: Very well.

Azura: Thanks for the conversation, Avatar. Time flies, and I feel like we 
grow a lot each time we talk.

Avatar: I feel the same. I think we've discovered a special connection 
between us. I'll always cherish this special friendship.

Azura: Likewise. Until next time, Avatar. I will do the same. Looking forward 
to spending more time with you, Avatar. 
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Azura(Valla) S

Avatar: I wonder if I'll find Azura by that lake again. Can't hurt to 
check... Is that a shadow over there? I think so... It must be her!

Azura: ...

Avatar: Oh. Oh! I'm sorry!

Azura: What?! Who's over there?!

Avatar: It's me! I'm sorry, Azura! I didn't realize that you'd be bathing...

Azura: Avatar... Could you turn around? I need to dress.

Avatar: O-of course! I'm sorry...

Azura: OK, you can turn around.

Avatar: I can't stop apologizing, Azura. I was coming here to talk to you, 
and... I didn't see anything, I swear!

Azura: Nothing at all? I had a feeling someone was around for a bit before 
you spoke up...

Avatar: Well... OK, maybe I saw your back. But only for a moment!

Azura: ...

Avatar: You're a beautiful woman, Azura! I couldn't look away.

Azura: But peeping on someone who is bathing? That's just...ugh. I'm a bit 
upset, but I'll forgive you this one time.

Avatar: Thank you, Azura. I promise to be more aware and more careful. I 
wouldn't want to end up on your bad side. Especially now that, well...

Azura: Pardon me? You kind of trailed off there, Avatar.

Avatar: I've been thinking, since we had our last conversation... Talking 
about the major kingdoms, and the reasons for this war we fight... All the 
mysteries that surround things in the world just didn't seem as important.

Azura: What are you talking about?

Avatar: We could have been talking about the shade of the color of the sky... 
What was important was being able to spend that time with you.

Azura: Oh, Avatar... Honestly, I've been trying to find a way to tell you 
that I feel exactly the same.

Avatar: What...?

Azura: I also really, really enjoyed just talking with you all that time. I 
want to believe it was fate that you and I came together. Two people like us, 
with pasts so similar to each other... It could only have been meant to be.

Avatar: I think so, too.

Azura: Whatever happens in the world... I believe that you and I are tied 
together, and what binds us is stronger than all else.

Avatar: I'll stay by your side, Azura. We can take on the entire world if we 
have to!

Azura: We'll always be together!

(Live2D Confession)
Azura: I somehow feel that I have always loved you...Together we will save 
this world. Please, never let me go... 
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A1. Felicia C

Felicia: *sniffle* Why does this sort of thing always happen to me? I've 
ruined ANOTHER meal! I thought I followed the recipe perfectly this time...

Avatar: Hey, Felicia. What's the matter? Oh, no. Did you start another fire? 
That's the third time this month...

Felicia: Lord Avatar! N-no, not this time... This time I just ruined another 
meal.

Avatar: Felicia...I'm sorry. I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. Please, 
cheer up! You're plenty helpful to everyone. I promise.

Felicia: Sorry, but I don't believe that at all.

Avatar: Well, what about that last battle, when you got the enemy's attention 
by screaming? And then, you not only got them to come after you, but you took 
them all out too! I've never seen such a bold strategy! And such bravery!

Felicia: ...

Avatar: Felicia?! What's wrong? Why are you curling up on the floor again?!

Felicia: You really don't understand, do you? That wasn't a strategy, Avatar! 
I was just trying to run away from them, and then I got surrounded. I had to 
fight my way out or die! I wasn't being brave. I was terrified.

Avatar: Oh, really? Could have fooled me...

Felicia: I don't want to be a good warrior anyway! We have plenty of soldiers 
already. I want to be a good maid. I want to be able to mend clothes and make 
food and wash dishes and the like. Have you seen camp lately? We need that 
more than we need extra muscle.

Avatar: Yeah, I guess so. I suppose you don't have to join us on the 
battlefield.

Felicia: But then I'd be COMPLETELY worthless!

Avatar: No! Don't say that! You could...er... You could help with... Oh, 
look! A Faceless! I have to go.

Felicia: ... I'm going back to my corner... 
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Felicia B

Felicia: Ouch! That really stings.

Avatar: Hey, Felicia. I just saw a big pile of broken dishes. Did you...? Oh, 
wow, that's a big cut on your forehead. Are you all right? Here, let me take 
a look... Hm. We should put some ointment on this.

Felicia: I'm so useless I can't even carry a few stupid dishes around... I 
wish I could serve you like a proper maid. Or at least stop breaking 
things... Then you wouldn't have to look after me all the time.

Avatar: Aw, come on, Felicia. We're practically family. And family helps each 
other out. Besides, it's the least I could do for someone who saved my life.

Felicia: I saved your life?

Avatar: Don't you remember? It was when I had that terrible fever, years ago. 
I just kept getting sicker and sicker.

Felicia: Oh! Yes! I do remember. It was around the same time Flora and I 
started serving as your maids, correct? But even then, I was a mess. I 
couldn't care for you properly at all! I had no idea what to do when you fell 
ill...

Avatar: Well, you didn't know the normal ways to treat an illness, it's 
true... But that didn't matter. You kept my fever down for days using your 
ice powers. Drawing the heat out of me and into yourself... They said it was 
extremely dangerous. You could have died.

Felicia: It was the only thing I could think to do at the time...

Avatar: Did you even stop to consider what might have happened to you? I'm 
grateful, of course, but I don't want you sacrificing yourself for my sake, 
OK? I want you to look out for yourself, too.

Felicia: Lord Avatar, you don't understand. I WAS looking out for myself.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Felicia: Heehee, never mind. Forget I said anything!
(Felicia leaves)

Avatar: Felicia? Wait! 
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Felicia A

Felicia: *gulp* You can do it, Felicia! Just put the pot back in the 
cabinet... Gently...gently... I'm not the same old Felicia I've always been! 
I'm Super Felicia! I'm transforming into an elegant maid, like a caterpillar 
into a butterfly! NO! Argh! I'm g-gonna slip! ... Huh? Why does nothing hurt? 
I could have sworn I slipped...

Avatar: Felicia... Try to be more careful when you're on a ladder.

Felicia: Lord Avatar?! You caught me!

Avatar: I'm just glad I arrived in time. Now, Felicia, you need to pay more 
attention to what you're doing. No wonder you get distracted all the time, 
talking to yourself like that.

Felicia: Ack! You heard that? Having you catch me was bad enough, but hearing 
me talk to myself... I'm never going to live this down.

Avatar: Haha. Don't worry about it too much. Let's get you back on the 
ground. Are you all right?

Felicia: Y-yes, I'm fine.

Avatar: So, you know... I might consider keeping this little incident to 
myself if you were to tell me something.

Felicia: Oh? And what's that?

Avatar: Remember how I was scolding you for always putting others before 
yourself? And you said that you did look out for yourself? What did you mean 
by that?

Felicia: Oh...that. Do I have to tell you?

Avatar: Yes. I've been wondering about it ever since.

Felicia: OK, then. I just meant that I look after myself by looking after 
others.

Avatar: Huh? What do you mean?

Felicia: You were worried that I'd neglect myself by trying too hard to help 
out. But the thing is...I'd only be neglecting myself if I didn't help 
everyone. If I stopped, I'd just feel terrible and useless... I wouldn't be 
happy. I know I'm a big klutz, but I take pride in working as hard as I can 
to serve others.

Avatar: But don't you find that exhausting?

Felicia: Very much so. But it's a meaningful kind of exhaustion. And that 
makes it all worth it.

Avatar: Felicia...you're a very inspiring person, you know that?

Felicia: Oh, stop! You're making me blush!

Avatar: But I don't want you to push yourself too hard. Remember, you can't 
help others very effectively if you're exhausted all the time.

Felicia: I know that! I promise not to overwork myself.

Avatar: Haha, good. Now, if only you could promise to keep away from the 
dishes too...

Felicia: Avatar!! Why did you have to go and spoil a perfectly beautiful 
moment like that?

Avatar: Hahaha. Sorry, Felicia. I couldn't help myself. But I do hope you'll 
always be there to help us-on and off the battlefield.

Felicia: Of course, milord! 
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Felicia S

Avatar: Felicia? Felicia! Where are you?! It's OK. You can come out now! Poor 
girl. I hope she's not beating herself up too much. Today was worse than 
usual. I bet she's off in that corner again... Aha. Thought so.

Felicia: *sniffle* Hello, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: Felicia, cheer up. Everything'll be all right. Everyone makes 
mistakes.

Felicia: But what kind of maid oversleeps and gets dressed with her clothes 
inside out? And then burns everyone's breakfasts and drops their sheets in 
the mud? Can I just quit being a maid and go back home?

Avatar: I'll admit, that's pretty impressive for one morning. You know, maybe 
calling it quits isn't such a bad idea...

Felicia: Lord Avatar! Don't say that! Especially not right now!

Avatar: Haha, calm down. I'm only kidding! Felicia, giving up like that... 
It's just not like you. Didn't you tell me that helping others is what keeps 
you going?

Felicia: Huh? Oh. I made all that up.

Avatar: Wh-what?! Why?

Felicia: I mean, of course I want to do my best for others, but I'm really 
not that selfless.

Avatar: But you said you were looking out for yourself when you healed me... 
What did you mean by that?

Felicia: Really? You're going to make me spell it out for you?

Avatar: Spell what out?

Felicia: I love you, milord!

Avatar: What?! Since when?!

Felicia: A long time now... But it's OK. You don't have to say anything. I 
know my feelings are forbidden. A prince cannot marry a maid. Royal marriages 
are too important for love to determine... Not that you DO love me. So, 
please...just forget what I said.

Avatar: Oh, Felicia... I love you too.

Felicia: What?!

Avatar: Why do you think I spend so much time tracking you down when you're 
sad? I've loved you for a long time... All the way back to our days in the 
Northern Fortress.

Felicia: Avatar...

Avatar: So, please, don't worry so much about the proper protocol for royal 
marriages. I will never let anything tear us apart.

Felicia: I-I'm so happy... I can hardly breathe!

Avatar: I'm sorry for allowing you to suffer for so long in silence. Will you 
make me the happiest man alive? Will you be my wife, Felicia?

Felicia: Yes! Of course!

(Live2D Confession)
Felicia: I'm so glad I didn't mess this up. I love you... 
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A1. Mozu C

Mozu: Now what should I do with these veggies? Boil them? Ooh, or I could 
pickle them! Gosh, just thinking about all I could do is making me tingly 
inside.

Avatar: Hi, Mozu! You seem to be in high spirits. G-goodness, that's a tall 
stack of boxes. Are all of those filled with produce?

Mozu: Sure are!

Avatar: You seem to have your hands full. Can I help you with those?

Mozu: Sure! Just be careful. I don't want any of these precious babies 
getting bruised.

Avatar: OK, one...two...three... Lift! GAH! T-too...heavy... Oh, my back!

Mozu: Yipes! Just set it down careful, and I'll take care of it! Whew... You 
had me going there. You're weaker than you look, Lord Avatar...

Avatar: I don't think it's that I'm weak, so much as that you're shockingly 
strong...

Mozu: Just what're you implying?!

Avatar: Sorry, I meant it as a compliment. No offense intended. Where did you 
get all these vegetables, anyway?

Mozu: From a village I visited a little while back. I helped some of the 
grannies on the farm there and made a few new friends!

Avatar: Haha, that's always nice.

Mozu: I worked the fields every day back home, so I'm used to putting in some 
elbow grease. Hmm...

Avatar: Mozu? Is something wrong?

Mozu: Nah, it's nothing...

Avatar: Do you miss your old life?

Mozu: Course not! The very idea! I'm grateful for all you did for me, Lord 
Avatar. And you know I'm no weakling, so don't worry about me, OK?

Avatar: Point well taken...

Mozu: A-anyway, what should we make with all these veggies? Maybe I should go 
around and ask people what kinds of things they'd want. See you, Lord Avatar!
(Mozu leaves)

Avatar: Mozu...I don't think there's anything that can stop me from worrying 
about you. 
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Mozu B

Avatar: You really opened my eyes, Mozu. I never knew you were such a good 
hunter.

Mozu: Aw, you're flattering me. Farm work and hunting is all I've ever been 
good at.

Avatar: What sort of animals did you used to hunt?

Mozu: Well, a nice big boar was always welcome when you'd bring it back to 
the village. They're good eating, and you can put most parts of it to use. 
They're pretty rowdy, though, so they're not easy hunting. Around my village, 
you weren't a real hunter until you'd bagged yourself a boar.

Avatar: Did you ever get one?

Mozu: Surely did! On my first try, too! I forgot my bow though, so I had to 
finish it off with a knife.

Avatar: Just a knife?!

Mozu: Yep. My fondest memory of hunting, though, isn't boars. It's bears.

Avatar: B-bears?! You caught a bear on your own?!

Mozu: Surely did.

Avatar: How did you manage that?! Their sharp claws...their immense size...!

Mozu: Oh, those aren't the things you gotta worry about. It's their smarts.

Avatar: No...no, I'd still be most intimidated by their size, I think...

Mozu: They can dodge arrows and track you with their powerful noses. They're 
some real tough prey. This old man in our village was good at hunting them, 
though. He had some technique that'd been passed down over generations. I 
really looked up to him and tried to figure out his moves for myself. Man, 
that really takes me back...

Avatar: Mozu...

Mozu: Aww, there I go again! I gotta stop thinking about that stuff.

Avatar: I have a suggestion... You're good at farming and hunting, but why 
not try something new?

Mozu: Something new?

Avatar: Maybe I could teach you something I know a lot about as thanks for 
your help hunting.

Mozu: What do you got in mind?

Avatar: Heh heh... That's for me to know, and you to look forward to!

Mozu: Hm... Now you've got me curious! 
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Mozu A

Mozu: Lord Avatar... What are we doing here?

Avatar: Welcome to the world of the mind, Mozu!

Mozu: The what now?

Avatar: Academia! The list of things you could learn is endless. The history 
of the world, taxonomy of species, grammar, literature, science... I'm ready 
to tutor you in a wide range of subjects!

Mozu: Like school...?

Avatar: I thought you might have missed out on a formal education growing up. 
So this seemed like a good opportunity for you to study something new.

Mozu: Isn't that stuff for nobles? I don't know if I'm cut out for it...

Avatar: Don't worry about it. I might not be the best teacher in the world... 
But I think you have the makings of a great student. You can already do so 
many things that I can't!

Mozu: There IS a lot in this world I've always wondered about... We just 
didn't have anybody back on the farm who could teach us.

Avatar: I might be hopeless at growing or catching my own food... But as a 
member of your new family, I want to do this for you.

Mozu: New family?

Avatar: Yes. I know you miss what you had, and that's natural. But I want you 
to consider all of us here with you now your new family. If you ever need 
support or a helping hand, I hope you'll turn to us.

Mozu: Lord Avatar... *sniff*

Avatar: Mozu?! What's wrong? Was it something I said?

Mozu: *sniffle* No, silly... These are the first happy tears I've ever cried. 
Thanks a whole lot, Lord Avatar. I can come visit you and all the other folks 
when I start to feel lonely?

Avatar: Of course you can.

Mozu: Awww...thanks... 
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Mozu S

Mozu: Hey there, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: Hello, Mozu.

Mozu: Got time for a lesson today? I wanna learn more about animals.

Avatar: Hm...yes, I think I have time. Where did that biology tome get to...? 
Oh...

Mozu: Lord Avatar? What's with the faraway look in your eyes?

Avatar: I'm very sorry, Mozu, but on second thought, this isn't a good day 
for a lesson. There's something more important I feel we should discuss 
instead.

Mozu: Something important? Why are you acting so funny?

Avatar: Where to begin... I mean no offense by this, but when we first met, I 
felt sorry for you. You had just lost your entire family and were forced to 
survive on your own. But as I've spent more time with you, that pity has 
given way to something else. I find myself wanting to be with you more. I 
think of you constantly...

Mozu: Are you saying...?

Avatar: I told you last time that you should think of us as family. What I 
meant by that was that we're all part of something larger in this army, 
but... I want to revise that. So please indulge me when I say... I love you, 
Mozu. I want us to be married. Could we start a real family together?

Mozu: I...! Lord Avatar...

Avatar: It must have taken a lot of courage for you to leave your village to 
join our cause. That's something to be proud of. I don't want you to regret 
your choice.

Mozu: ... Thank you, Lord Avatar. I think maybe my heart was always meant to 
be yours...

Avatar: Hm? Oh! So...?

Mozu: Of course I'll marry you. I've never for one day regretted joining your 
army. This new family I found makes me feel so lucky...

Avatar: I'm relieved to hear it. You need never feel lonely again. Not with 
your family and I here for you.

Mozu: That's just what I love about you, Lord Avatar.

(Live2D Confession)
Mozu: You've opened up a whole new world to me! Let's explore it together. 
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A1. Sakura C

Avatar: Hello, Sakura. How's it going?

Sakura: Um, OK... I'm f-fine. I guess.

Avatar: You don't seem too sure about that. Are you feeling unwell?

Sakura: Huh? No! I'm in perfect health.

Avatar: Oh, I see. Then...um, do you just not like me all that much?

Sakura: What?! That's not true! How could anyone dislike you, Avatar?

Avatar: Every time I try to talk to you, you always seem upset.

Sakura: I'm sorry! That's m-my fault. I'm terrible around people!

Avatar: Sakura...is there anything I can do to help? If that's really what's 
bothering you, maybe you could practice talking to me.

Sakura: D-do you think that would work?

Avatar: I do. In fact, I'll prove it to you! 
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Sakura B

Avatar: Sakura, are you ready to start our conversation practice?

Sakura: Y-y-yes!

Avatar: Then, let's begin. *ahem* Sakura, how old were you when you knew you 
wanted to be a healer?

Sakura: Uh...I d-don't know...

Avatar: Did you do any special training or studying to become a healer?

Sakura: Uh, I mean, I guess... I d-don't know!

Avatar: Sakura... Try to calm yourself. Just calmly answer my questions, OK?

Sakura: I'm sorry, Avatar! I just get so n-nervous all the time...

Avatar: No need to apologize. Besides, I think I've figured out what the 
problem is... You let other people intimidate you. Do you have any idea how 
that started?

Sakura: I d-don't know.

Avatar: *sigh* I see.

Sakura: I'm sorry... Thanks for trying to help me anyway...

Avatar: Haha, sweet Sakura. One of these days I'll get you to stop 
apologizing! 
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Sakura A

Sakura: Avatar... Do you have a minute?

Avatar: Of course. What do you need?

Sakura: I didn't tell you this the other day, because I didn't want to hurt 
your feelings... But I think I know the reason I'm so anxious all the time.

Avatar: You do? Please, go on!

Sakura: W-well...I was really little when you were kidnapped and taken to 
Nohr... One day, I overheard some maids talking, and they said that Nohr 
wasn't after YOU. They had originally planned to kidnap me!

Avatar: What?!

Sakura: I know! Later, I realized it was probably just a r-rumor...but I 
still felt terrible. It was all my fault that my brother got kidnapped!

Avatar: But that's not true! You poor thing... None of this was your fault!

Sakura: You're really kind to say that, Avatar. I still worry that you'll l-
leave us again.

Avatar: Don't worry, Sakura. I'm not going anywhere. I'll always protect you.

Sakura: Thank you, Avatar. It's easier to be brave now that we're together 
again. 
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Sakura S

Sakura: Avatar, do you have a m-moment?

Avatar: Sakura, you look upset... You're not dwelling on the past again, are 
you?

Sakura: Actually, I am.

Avatar: I understand. Those memories aren't happy ones. It will take time to 
heal.

Sakura: Th-that's not what I'm thinking about! After you were kidnapped, 
there wasn't a single day that I didn't think of you. I always tried to 
imagine where you were... what kind of person you were becoming... Maybe you 
were warm and kindhearted. Maybe you were thinking of me...

Avatar: Sakura...

Sakura: I dreamt about you too. In my dreams, I'd find you again, and we'd be 
so happy!

Avatar: Did I meet your expectations?

Sakura: You were more than I'd hoped for! From the moment you returned, I 
loved you instantly. Just...n-not as my brother.

Avatar: Huh?! What are you saying?

Sakura: The real reason I found it so hard to talk to you at first is 
because...I love you! I mean-look at me now! I've told you how I feel, and I 
still can't stop talking.

Avatar: Sakura... I appreciate your feelings, but we...

Sakura: I know what you're going to say. That we're half-siblings. But...what 
if we weren't?

Avatar: What do you mean?

Sakura: After you returned to Hoshido, Mother gave me a letter. She said I 
should read it if I ever started worrying about the one I loved. At the time, 
I didn't understand, but... Mother had almost prophetic powers. She must have 
known how I felt.

Avatar: What did the letter say?

Sakura: It was sh-shocking! It said that we're not blood related...not even a 
tiny bit.

Avatar: But you and Ryoma and the others... you're all King Sumeragi's 
children...

Sakura: That's right...but you're not his son. Your mother, Queen Mikoto, 
came to Hoshido to ask my father for help. She brought along a baby-you. My 
father knew you weren't his son... but he loved Queen Mikoto, so he raised 
you as his own. He really did love you.

Avatar: King Sumeragi...must have cared for me a lot to raise me as his own. 
But if it's not him, then...who is my real father?

Sakura: I'm sorry, but Mother didn't say anything about that in her letter.

Avatar: Oh...
Sakura: I'm s-sorry. It was selfish of me to tell you all this for my own 
benefit.

Avatar: Don't apologize, Sakura. I'm relieved to learn the truth. As shocking 
as it is to find out we're not blood related, it makes me happy.

Sakura: It d-does?

Avatar: It does. After all...I love you too. Why do you think I offered to 
help you with conversation practice? It was just an excuse to spend more time 
with you.

Sakura: Oh, Avatar! I'm so h-happy!

Avatar: Since we're not siblings, we shouldn't hide our feelings anymore. It 
may be hard, but we'll cross that bridge together. I promise to protect you.

Sakura: Oh! Then I...I promise to protect you too! Just swear you'll never 
leave me again.

Avatar: I swear, I won't ever leave your side.

(Live2D Confession)
Sakura: I've never felt this way before. My heart is beating so fast! I'm 
yours forever. 
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A1. Hinoka C

Avatar: Hm? Was that a whinny just now? Oh, I think I see Hinoka. It must be 
her pegasus I heard...

Hinoka: There you go... Feels good, doesn't it? Oh, don't get your feathers 
all ruffled! It just makes it harder to brush you... We've been partners for 
a while; it was so long ago that I chose to be a sky knight... Hm?

Avatar: Oh, sorry, Hinoka. I didn't mean to interrupt you...

Hinoka: Hi, Avatar. It's not a problem at all. What can I do for you?

Avatar: Well, I overheard you talking about when you decided to become a sky 
knight... I'm actually curious why you did it.

Hinoka: I don't know if it's a story I should tell you. ... No, that's wrong. 
Now that we're reunited, I can share it with you. After you were kidnapped, I 
was so mad, I didn't know what to do with myself. On several occasions, I 
snuck out of the castle, thinking I could come save you.

Avatar: Really?!

Hinoka: But I was always stopped, either by castle staff, Ryoma, or even 
Mother herself. I was just so angry that those Nohrians had stolen you away 
from us... And I was mad at myself for not being able to do anything about 
it.

Avatar: Hinoka...

Hinoka: As I got older, I realized that I was trying to do the impossible. I 
was so young; there was no way I could walk through all of Nohr and save you. 
And then one day I saw a pegasus flying...

Avatar: So that was when you decided to become a sky knight?

Hinoka: Indeed. That decision has driven almost everything I've done since 
then. It's really made me into the person I am today-much stronger and 
determined. I suppose I should thank you, Avatar, even though I wish you'd 
been spared it.

Avatar: I'm the one who should be thanking you. If things hadn't turned out 
exactly as they did, I'd have needed you to save me! Thank you, Hinoka. 
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Hinoka B

Avatar: Hello there, Hinoka. Tending to your pegasus again?

Hinoka: Indeed. He's always been my partner on the battlefield, after all. 
It's important that I show him my appreciation whenever I can.

Avatar: You were still quite young when you decided to become a sky knight, 
right? It's obviously a dangerous job... Did anyone try to talk you out of 
it?

Hinoka: Oh, definitely. Many people did. Your mother more than most.

Avatar: What? Even my mother? She was worried for your safety, even though 
you weren't related?

Hinoka: Indeed. It even surprised me how strongly opposed to the idea she 
was. She tried all manner of things to convince me to change my mind. 
Begging, bribing...

Avatar: How did you respond?

Hinoka: Well, I was still a very young girl... Ryoma and the others accepted 
her as Father's wife and our new mother, but I... I didn't do that very 
easily. As a result, I was cruel to her-more cruel than she could ever 
deserve.

Avatar: Oh, no! What happened? What did you do?

Hinoka: I told her that she wasn't my mother and had no place ordering me 
around. Of course, I apologized later, but it's impossible to take back what 
was said. I still remember how her face changed right as the words left my 
mouth. I'll probably regret having said that for the rest of my life...

Avatar: That was years ago, though! I'm sure she forgave you long ago. You 
were young and didn't know any better. I think you can forgive yourself...

Hinoka: No, it's better that I continue to carry this burden with me as a 
reminder, I think.

Avatar: Hinoka... 
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Hinoka A

Avatar: Is that Hinoka's pegasus over there? Hey there. You're a lucky one. 
You probably know this, but Hinoka is pretty great. She's strong and she's 
brave...and she's really determined. At the same time she's so kind and 
caring. You couldn't have asked for a better rider.

Hinoka: Avatar? What are you doing here?

Avatar: Gah! H-hello, Hinoka! I didn't see you...

Hinoka: You jumped a foot in the air, Avatar. Why were you so startled?

Avatar: No reason! No reason... I'm fine, I just wasn't expecting you to be 
there. I was...wrapped up in talking to your pegasus about you.

Hinoka: You were? What were you saying to him?

Avatar: I was telling him how lucky he was to have someone who cares so much. 
Even though becoming a sky knight has really defined who you are... you were 
just as caring a person before.

Hinoka: ...

Avatar: I'm incredibly grateful for how much you've cared for me. I feel like 
I need to give a little back, too.

Hinoka: Avatar...

Avatar: You've worked so hard to support me. I want to be able to support you 
too.

Hinoka: Heehee... When did you learn to be so direct in your words?

Avatar: D-don't tease me! I'm serious!

Hinoka: I know, Avatar, I know. Thank you. I'm blessed to be your sister.

Avatar: And I'm thankful to be your brother. I hope that you'll lean on me 
for help whenever you need it.

Hinoka: Of course. 
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Hinoka S

Hinoka: You know, Avatar showered me with all those nice words, but... I 
don't think I'm as wonderful a person as he seems to believe...
(Pegasus whinny)
Hinoka: Remember how angry I was after he was kidnapped? It's impossible to 
deny-even you wouldn't obey me back then... They say pegasi only listen to 
people with pure hearts... I can't even count the number of times you threw 
me as I was learning to ride. Heehee... Even then I had probably fallen for 
him and just not realized it. I can be pretty scary when I lose something I 
love...

Avatar: H-Hinoka...

Hinoka: What the-?!

Avatar: Were you talking about...me, just now?

Hinoka: I...um... You were listening? It doesn't matter! Just...forget 
everything you heard, OK? That wasn't meant for you!

Avatar: No. I don't think I can forget that.

Hinoka: But why...

Avatar: Because hearing it... It made me really happy to hear you say that.

Hinoka: What?!

Avatar: Never in my wildest dreams did I think that you felt that way about 
me. And while I am glad to know it... no matter how much we care about each 
other, we're siblings. It would be best if we just buried these feelings and 
never let them out.

Hinoka: I didn't think you shared the same feelings, which is why I didn't 
tell you... Well, forgive me for not sharing this truth with you before now.

Avatar: What are you talking about?

Hinoka: The truth is...you're not my brother. My blood brother, anyway.

Avatar: Huh?! What do you mean?

Hinoka: After you returned to Hoshido, Mother... Queen Mikoto gave me this 
letter. She told me to read it if-in light of your return-I ever worried 
about who I loved. I didn't know what she meant then, but a few days ago I 
realized she meant you. In the letter, Mother writes that you aren't 
Father...King Sumeragi's child. Since we also have different mothers...

Avatar: This is...a lot to take in all at once...

Hinoka: Thinking back, we all knew that Mother had prophetic powers. She must 
have given me the letter because she knew I would fall in love with you. The 
letter also talked a bit about her and Father's relationship...

Avatar: What did it say?

Hinoka: Mother wrote that she came to Hoshido after asking my father for 
help. When she arrived, she had a baby with her. He had been born in her 
homeland. That baby was you, Avatar. Father knew that you weren't his child, 
and yet he raised you as his own... Such was his love for Mother... Your 
mother, that is.

Avatar: Even knowing the truth, I can't think of him as anyone other than my 
father. This begs the question, though... Who is my father by blood?

Hinoka: I can't help you there. Mother didn't say anything about him in her 
letter.

Avatar: I see... Still, this means that you're not actually my sister...

Hinoka: I'm sorry, Avatar. Maybe I shouldn't have told you...

Avatar: No, I'm glad you did! I'm shocked, to be sure, but now that I know 
the truth, I can be honest, too. Hinoka... I love you. I love you more than 
anyone else in the world.

Hinoka: Really? Are you certain? If you are... Well, there is no one I would 
rather be with than you.

Avatar: I am. And I feel exactly the same way.

Hinoka: Avatar... I never dreamed this would happen. It makes all those days 
I spent planning how to rescue you all the more meaningful. I'm so glad that 
we feel the same...

Avatar: We'll never be separated again. Ever. I'll always be by your side.

Hinoka: Me too. I promise to always protect you.

(Live2D Confession)
Hinoka: You never left my mind since the day you've been gone...Never leave 
me again. 
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A1. Rinkah C

Avatar: Rinkah? Over here.

Rinkah: Did you need something done?

Avatar: Sort of. I'd like to ask your opinion on something. Take a look at 
this map. If we are positioned here, and the enemy attacks from here...what 
should we do?

Rinkah: ...

Avatar: If a unit detached and came at them from the river...do you think 
they'd cluster? If so, we could hit them with a volley...but if we fail, the 
attacking force might rout.

Rinkah: ...

Avatar: Rinkah? Are you listening to me?

Rinkah: You know as well as I that I am not a tactician. Why are you here? 
Hoping to make friends? I'm sorry to disappoint you. I'm just here to carry 
out orders. Nothing more. Farewell.

(Rinkah leaves)

Avatar: Hey! Hey, wait! I'm not done talking yet!

Rinkah: I have nothing to discuss with you. Leave me alone.

Avatar: You know I can't do that. We're allies! I have to be able to 
communicate with you.

Rinkah: That's not what I meant. I will still listen to and follow any orders 
you want to give. But otherwise, do not speak to me!

Avatar: What is wrong with you?

Rinkah: *sigh* My apologies. Perhaps I went too far. That is no way to talk 
to one's superior. I am grateful you spared my life when I was your prisoner. 
And I will follow you wherever you decide to lead us. However I neither need 
nor desire your attention. Please leave me alone.
(Rinkah leaves)

Avatar: Hm... 
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Rinkah B

Avatar: Hey! Rinkah!

Rinkah: ...

Avatar: Rinkah! Did you hear me?

Rinkah: What is it this time? I told you to leave me alone.

Avatar: I wanted to ask you why you insist so much on remaining aloof.

Rinkah: If I do, will you leave me be?

Avatar: I...I guess I can do that.

Rinkah: *sigh* Very well. I keep my distance because it is the law of the 
Flame Tribe. As you know, we worship the God of the Flame. To honor our God, 
we keep a fire in the village burning at all times. This is a challenge, and 
so in order to keep it burning we have effected many laws. One such law 
directs us to avoid contact with outsiders as much as possible. This is why 
we live in isolation-and why I would prefer you quit prying.

Avatar: How does living in isolation keep the flame burning?

Rinkah: It's always an outsider that extinguishes the flame of life. They 
don't respect it, and so foolishly they run headlong into taboo acts.

Avatar: Like putting out the flame?

Rinkah: That is one of them, yes. And it has terrible consequences for the 
transgressor. Once, a long time ago, the sacred flame was extinguished by an 
enemy tribe. They only wished to cause us harm, but they angered the God of 
the Flame. The holy mountain then erupted, and fire fell from the sky. Lava 
decimated the enemy tribe, and by the end of it, there was no trace of them 
left. The stories say our own tribe suffered greatly as well, however.

Avatar: I see. But then why were you siding with Hoshido against Nohr?

Rinkah: Because our chief-my father-decided we should cooperate with Hoshido. 
A fighter should fully commit themselves to every battle, it's true. But to 
be honest, I had grave misgivings about this whole venture. Bad omens. And 
those feelings turned out to be well- founded. As you know, I was taken 
captive.

Avatar: I see. You must feel very vindicated.

Rinkah: I feel the same as I did before. So. Now you understand. I expect you 
will stick to your end of the bargain. Farewell.
(Rinkah leaves)

Avatar: Rinkah... There must be something I can do. 
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Rinkah A

Avatar: Rinkah.

Rinkah: Heh. Lord Avatar. You really don't know how to take a hint, do you? 
I'm starting to lose count of all the times I told you to stay away.

Avatar: Er. Sorry.

Rinkah: Well? What is it this time?

Avatar: Is there no way I can convince you to be a little more friendly with 
the others?

Rinkah: Why?

Avatar: When we spoke of your capture at Nohr's hands...you seemed angry. Do 
you hate having been caught so much?

Rinkah: Of course I do. Being captured is far more shameful a fate than death 
to a warrior. I wish I had perished that day. I would have retained my 
dignity, at least.

Avatar: But if you'd died, we'd never have met and worked together.

Rinkah: What?

Avatar: We're at war. Nothing is certain. One day we celebrate, the next we 
may be mourning. But I have to believe there's some kind of order to things. 
And so I think we were fated to meet as we did, and that we should be 
grateful for it.

Rinkah: I see. I AM grateful we met. But I still feel regret and anger at my 
capture. It is difficult to be grateful for a misfortune, is it not?

Avatar: But in the end it wasn't a misfortune, right? It all worked out. We 
should thank fate for that-for all the ways it sees fit to connect us. All of 
us. And I think fate has given you a unique and incredible opportunity.

Rinkah: How so?

Avatar: It's rare the Flame Tribe interacts with outsiders, right? Then 
perhaps you should take advantage of this chance to learn about the world. 
About other people, other cultures, lands, arts, history, technologies... 
Your people may not have an opportunity like this again for a long, long 
time. And I think it would be a terrible shame were you to let it slip past 
you. But...I admit I may feel this way because I spent my entire life trapped 
in isolation. So the choice is yours. I won't press you further.

Rinkah: I see. Very well. I will have to think on it, but your argument has a 
certain weight. I'll...do my best to try to warm up to the others. All right?

Avatar: Thank you, Rinkah!

Rinkah: No. Thank you. 
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Rinkah S

Rinkah: Avatar. I've been looking for you.

Avatar: Oh! I've been looking for you too! I hear you've been warming up to 
everyone. I'm know it couldn't have been easy for you. Thank you.

Rinkah: S-sure. No problem.

Avatar: So, you had something you wanted to talk to me about?

Rinkah: No, never mind. It's not important.

Avatar: Are you sure?

Rinkah: Maybe we can talk some other time.

(Rinkah leaves)

Avatar: W-wait! Rinkah! What's wrong? You can tell me. You've finally started 
to open up. Don't close yourself off now! Please. Let's talk.

Rinkah: Hmph.

Avatar: Huh? Are you all right? Your face is burning up! Do you have a fever? 
Are you sick? Let me get you a healer!

Rinkah: N-no!

Avatar: Are you sure? You're sweating a lot too...

Rinkah: I wanted to tell you...

Avatar: Yes? Go on.

Rinkah: I'm sorry. My pride prevented me from telling you before. I swore I'd 
never do this. Every time I saw you, I felt ashamed. You were a reminder of 
my capture. A reminder of my weakness.

Avatar: I'm so sorry.

Rinkah: But over time, the shame over my capture has weakened, and been 
replaced. I began to wrestle not with my weakness, but with a new feeling.

Avatar: A new feeling?

Rinkah: Yes. Love.

Avatar: Love?!

Rinkah: I could not accept that I had feelings for you. You are a foreigner, 
an outsider-and a constant reminder of my capture.

Avatar: I see. Well, the truth is, I have had feelings for you too. Ever 
since the day I saw you.

Rinkah: Huh?!

Avatar: I made excuses to myself, saying I just wanted you to make friends 
and learn. But the truth is, I really only wanted to get closer to you, 
Rinkah.

Rinkah: Avatar...

Avatar: Hahaha. When you think about it, we really met in the worst possible 
way, didn't we?

Rinkah: Don't say that! From now on, I will remember it as one of the 
happiest days of my life. As you said, we should be grateful for everything 
fate did to connect us.

Avatar: Haha. Yes. Thank you, Rinkah.

Rinkah: There is no need to thank me. I should be the one thanking you-for 
saving my life. And for igniting this fire in my heart.

(Live2D Confession)
Rinkah: ...I love you. The flame in my heart will never die. Thanks to 
you...I now know what true love is... 
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A1. Hana C

Hana: Sakura? Lady Sakura?!

Avatar: Hana, are you looking for Sakura?

Hana: Eek!! Oh, it's you. Do you need me for something?

Avatar: Wait, did you say "eek" when you saw me? That's not a reaction I get 
very often... Never mind. Sakura isn't over here.

Hana: Oh. Well, thanks for letting me know. Good-bye, then.

Avatar: Hang on-just like that?! Wait a minute, Hana!

Hana: What is it? I really need to find Lady Sakura...

Avatar: I feel like there's some pretty intense animosity coming from you. 
Did I do something to slight you in some way?

Hana: ... Yes, you did.

Avatar: I can't think of what it could be, but I apologize for it just the 
same...

Hana: Lady Sakura has spent years being sad over your kidnapping. I've 
watched her try and hide the tears countless times. And I don't like someone 
who makes my best friend cry!

Avatar: What?! Sakura cried because of me? She's never said anything to me...

Hana: It's pointless to ask her-I doubt she'd talk to you about it anyway... 
Really, I feel like I'm wasting my time even explaining this to you.

Avatar: Sheesh...

Hana: However, as you are commander of this army, I will still obey your 
orders. ...No matter what my personal feelings toward you are. Good-bye.
(Hana leaves)

Avatar: That...was unexpected. 
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Hana B

Hana: Hyah! Hah! Hiyaaaah!!

Avatar: Hello, Miss Hana-in the middle of some intense training?

Hana: *Huff...puff...* Lord Avatar. If you're here to ask about Lady Sakura, 
then you can stop right now. It's an issue between you and Lady Sakura. Don't 
try to get any information from me.

Avatar: That's not what I'm here for. I'm here because I wanted to talk to 
you.

Hana: ... Hrah!!!

Avatar: Whoa whoa!! ...That's dangerous! Even with a wooden sword, you could 
do some serious damage!

Hana: Well dodged. All right. You can ask me one question.

Avatar: What? Are you... Are you seriously only letting me ask because I 
dodged that attack?

Hana: Hurry up if you have a question. Otherwise I need to get back to my 
training.

Avatar: OK... If I'm correct, you come from a family of samurai that served 
the Hoshido kingdom.

Hana: That's right. So what?

Avatar: So you'd say that a large part of why you work hard to train your 
mind and spirit... is to pay respect to your family's samurai history, right?

Hana: Of course.

Avatar: I think that's terrific.

Hana: What do you mean?

Avatar: I grew up locked away in a remote castle. I didn't know why I was 
there, and I had no ambition because I was isolated from life... So I'm 
fascinated by someone like you, who always knew where they were headed.

Hana: I have someone who inspired me-my father. He was a model samurai.

Avatar: What kind of person was he?

Hana: He devoted everything to King Sumeragi, who ruled Hoshido at the time. 
More than once he saved the king's life... either by slaying those who 
threatened the king, or by protecting him from danger. He gave the king 
everything he could, whenever he could.

Avatar: ...

Hana: The stories of my father's accomplishments fill me with pride... He 
passed from this world while he was protecting the king. But even in death he 
fulfilled his purpose- his devotion to the king symbolized his life. For a 
samurai, to die in service is really the best possible death.

Avatar: ...I see.

Hana: I live my life the way I do because I want to honor everything my 
father stood for.

Avatar: I understand your mindset much better. Sorry if this sounds rude, but 
I don't think dying itself is something to be respected. Even if you protect 
your master, I don't think it's wise to throw your life away.

Hana: What?! Are you saying my father was foolish to do what he did?!

Avatar: No, I wasn't trying to say that at all! Your father was very 
admirable. He protected King Sumeragi to the very end... But I wouldn't want 
you to follow in his exact footsteps.

Hana: Well, it's easy to criticize someone's actions after they've made them! 
I'll never forgive you for ridiculing my father's honorable sacrifice!
(Hana leaves)

Avatar: Wait, Hana!! 
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Hana A

Avatar: Oh... Hello, Hana.

Hana: Lord Avatar.

Avatar: Sorry about what I said the other day.

Hana: No need to apologize. I'm over it now. You are my commander after all, 
Lord Avatar. I respect your leadership.

Avatar: No...I want to apologize. It was simply rude of me to not even 
consider your feelings before speaking.

Hana: Stop it! You're just making me look like someone deserving of pity!

Avatar: No...that's not what I'm trying to say... I just thought that Sakura 
might be crushed if you did what your father did... That's all!

Hana: Lady Sakura?! What are you talking about now?

Avatar: Before, you were mad at me for making Sakura cry... I can see why 
you'd respect your father for his sacrifice and want to honor him. But 
imagine if you died protecting your liege. Sakura would be crushed. She would 
never want that to happen, and she'd probably have trouble moving on. I can't 
stand thinking about a future like that, and I bet that you can't either. 
Right?

Hana: Well...I hadn't considered that...

Avatar: I understand it's a really important thing for a samurai to protect 
her master. But...isn't there more to protecting your master than just the 
physical act?

Hana: You're right. I don't want to see Sakura cry anymore either...

Avatar: Hana...that's all I was trying to convey before. I'm sorry I didn't 
do it well.

Hana: It's OK, Lord Avatar. Thank you for this conversation. I'm sorry I was 
so hostile toward you.

Avatar: No, it's fine... I think we've both grown from this. 
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Hana S

Hana: Hello, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: Oh, hello there, Hana.

Hana: What's the matter? You look really anxious. Don't worry-I promise I 
won't get mad at you anymore!

Avatar: Oh, good. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried about that...

Hana: I wanted to thank you again for showing me a better way to lead my life 
as a samurai. That's why I came to see you.

Avatar: I don't know if I actually deserve your thanks, really.

Hana: Why would you say that? You have such a strange expression on your 
face. Do you need to use the chamber pot?

Avatar: What?! No!

Hana: Heehee. Then what's the matter?

Avatar: I was hoping you'd be able to guess, but I'll go ahead and just tell 
you. Hana, listen closely. I told you the other day that I didn't want you to 
die. But I realized later, as I thought about what I said, that I had more 
reasons... More than just for the well-being of you or Sakura.

Hana: What is that supposed to mean?!

Avatar: Part of why I said what I said was selfish. Because I like you. I 
don't want you to die...because I have feelings for you.

Hana: Y-you do?!

Avatar: I said some high and mighty stuff the other day, and I'm sorry about 
that. Afterward... I realized in my heart of hearts...I was just selfishly 
thinking of my feelings for you.

Hana: Oh, I never knew... ... Oh jeez, this is so embarrassing! I mean, for 
me! This is the first time anyone has confessed their feelings for me!

Avatar: Imagine how I feel!

Hana: But I'm happy. I'm so happy.

Avatar: Then...you like me too?

Hana: Yes, I like you a lot. I mean, you taught me something about being a 
good samurai. I love you, in fact!

Avatar: Just like you've protected Sakura all this time, I'd like to be able 
to protect you now.

Hana: I'll protect you too! Oh, are we going to make this a competition? I 
won't lose! I'll protect you just like I protect Sakura, because you're 
important to me!

Avatar: Oh, that reminds me. You'll basically be an older sister to her 
now... I hope you can handle that responsibility!

Hana: Uh... Oh, gosh! She...she'd be my little sister!

Avatar: Is that going to make things awkward?

Hana: No. Sorry, that was excitement, not terror! I mean, not only are you 
and I connected to each other in such a wonderful way, but... now I'll share 
a new and amazing connection with Sakura, too! Because of you, two really 
great things have happened today...

Avatar: Hana...I'm glad you're happy. I love you more than anyone.

Hana: Lord Avatar...

(Live2D Confession)
Hana: I'm so glad you told me so... I love you, too! We'll be the best couple 
in the world. 
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A1. Orochi C

Avatar: Have a moment, Orochi?

Orochi: I live to serve, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: I was wondering if you could tell me a little more about my mother.

Orochi: Lady Mikoto-a remarkable woman. I'd be delighted to share my memories 
of her.

Avatar: I barely had a chance to get to know my mother. So little time, 
because of what I... Hmm. Anyway, could you share some stories about her?

Orochi: Trust me when I say she wouldn't have blamed you for what happened. 
And she'd be saddened if you blamed yourself, Lord Avatar. But yes, a story-a 
funny one! That's what we need.

Avatar: She seemed so graceful. You know funny stories about her?

Orochi: Oh, she was endlessly hilarious. One time, I recall catching her 
swimming- with her slippers on! She'd forget she had two chopsticks in hand-
and eat with four! Some might say she was absentminded. Not I. She was a 
dreamer of dreams. So what if Lady Mikoto had her silly mishaps. We loved her 
for it.

Avatar: Please, go on.

Orochi: Once she sat cross-legged for so long, her legs went to sleep. And I 
am talking a DEEP sleep! She stood up before the court-and careened right 
into a fountain!

Avatar: I wish I could have been there. Er, at least to help her out of the 
water.

Orochi: Your mother was truly unique, like a wise sage and an accidental 
jester. She had the sweetest voice, but the things she would say... Honestly, 
that dear woman-she really was a hoot.

Avatar: Thanks, Orochi. That's exactly what I needed to hear right now. 
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Orochi B

Orochi: Hello there, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: Oh, Orochi! Thank you for sharing those funny stories about my mother 
last time.

Orochi: I fear I made her out to be a buffoon. Far from the truth.

Avatar: You did no such thing. You revealed a side I would never have known.

Orochi: But she had many facets. That woman was a gem. I'd like to tell you 
about the side of her that was kindness itself.

Avatar: I'm all ears.

Orochi: She was kind enough to treat me with the greatest respect. My family 
has long served as diviners at the royal palace. But we'd been treated very 
poorly.

Avatar: I can't believe that. Really?

Orochi: We diviners tell as many bad fortunes as good, which can make us 
unpopular.

Avatar: How unjust. To speak the truth, and be blamed for it?

Orochi: Indeed. But my fate was changed when I met Lady Mikoto. She treated 
me like her own daughter. No matter what fortunes I told her.

Avatar: A rare soul, I guess.

Orochi: The rarest! Why, once I saw enemies outside the palace... I rushed at 
them, tried to drive them off by myself, and got hurt badly. She wept at my 
bedside that night, and many nights after that. Once I got better, Lady 
Mikoto said I must never run off like that again. To make sure that I didn't, 
she made me one of her personal attendants.

Avatar: She sounds like perfection.

Orochi: Lady Mikoto was so kind, being in her presence was like basking in 
the sun.

Avatar: A beautiful memory. Thank you for sharing it.

Orochi: Of course. Now if you'll excuse me, Lord Avatar... Th-those are all 
the memories that Orochi has in her right now. 
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Orochi A

Orochi: Ah, Lord Avatar. May I share one last thought about your mother?

Avatar: Of course. Your tales are like pearls, Orochi.

Orochi: As I have said, she had many facets. Funny, kind, wise, brilliant... 
...... And also dark.

Avatar: Oh?

Orochi: She usually shone, one way or another, no matter when you saw her. 
But then I'd catch her alone, a shadow in her features... She fell into dark 
spells, and I believe she was always thinking of...

Avatar: Me.

Orochi: Yes, you-or so I believe. She was agonizing over the loss of her son. 
Before her people, and at court, she was always bright as the sun. Yet she 
was unafraid to show this troubled side to me and Kagero.

Avatar: My poor mother...

Orochi: I wasn't sure whether to tell you. It's not a happy memory. And yet, 
in a way, it is. That was the side of her that loved you-missed you-deeply.

Avatar: Th-thank you, Orochi. I suspect no one knew her quite as well as you. 
That side of her, I feel it too. But in the darkness is love. I must do what 
I can to defend all those she also feared losing.

Orochi: I know she'd want you to take heart from all this loss.

Avatar: You're among those she held most dearly, Orochi.

Orochi: Perhaps. In any case, I loved Lady Mikoto very much. She was like a 
mother to me. So, of course, I feel very close to you. I hope I...haven't 
overstepped.

Avatar: Of course not, Orochi. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Orochi: My pleasure. 
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Orochi S

Orochi: Pffft-HA!

Avatar: Everything all right there, Orochi?

Orochi: Oh, it's nothing. I mean, it's not nothing. Far from it! But why are 
you sneaking up on me in the shadows, Lord Avatar?

Avatar: Well, I did no such thing. I just happened by, that's all.

Orochi: You'll have to pardon my outburst. Let's change the topic.

Avatar: All right, Orochi. I know you well enough by now NOT to let it go. 
Come on, tell me-what were you laughing about?

Orochi: All right, if you must know. We've confided a lot, you and I, so 
there's no point in secrets now.

Avatar: Secrets?

Orochi: I'll start over. Last time, I said I hoped I hadn't overstepped with 
you. Well, the truth is-augh!-I want to REALLY overstep with you.

Avatar: What?!

Orochi: I think in sharing all those facets of Lady Mikoto with you... I 
revealed many sides to myself too that no one knows but you.

Avatar: I...I feel just the same.

Orochi: Do you? Well, I've only just realized it. Which is why I laughed!

Avatar: HA!

Orochi: You see, Lord Avatar? It's ludicrous... you and I...and yet...

Avatar: Sorry. I just didn't see this coming either-not after all our sad 
talks. I mean, they were happy. Or bittersweet? Anyway, how'd we find 
ourselves here, of all places? HA!

Orochi: Well, we can't stand around here laughing all day. That'd be awkward.

Avatar: Truly, Orochi, I think I've felt like this for a while. The way you 
cared so much, to show me who my mother really was... You've changed my life.

Orochi: I swear I didn't tell you those things to hook myself a royal, Lord 
Avatar...!

Avatar: Whoa-hold on. You really need to stop saying crazy stuff!

Orochi: You'd better get used to it!

Avatar: Wh-why?

Orochi: Because we're getting married! Pfffft-HAAA!

Avatar: Wait, that's not funny.

Orochi: Oh. It's not?

Avatar: Bwahaha! Just kidding-we ARE getting married!

Orochi: All right, chuckles. Cut it. We've got to dig up some rings 
somewhere...

(Live2D Confession)
Orochi: I knew we'd wind up together. Even before I met you. I read it in the 
cards...and the cards are never wrong. 
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A1. Setsuna C

Avatar: Hmm... Looks like it's about time to go check those boar traps we put 
out. I wonder if we caught anything...

Setsuna: ...

Avatar: What in the world... Setsuna? What are you doing in the boar trap?!

Setsuna: Hello, Lord Avatar... Is that what this trap was for...?

Avatar: Yes! How did you even- Never mind. I'll get you out. There! The cage 
door has been unlocked. You don't seem to be hurt, at least.

Setsuna: Thank you for letting me out...

Avatar: Why weren't you calling for help? The camp isn't all that far away 
from here. Next time this happens, just yell really loud and I'm sure someone 
will come running. Though I guess that advice is moot; this sort of thing 
doesn't happen often.

Setsuna: This happens to me daily, milord...

Avatar: ...Excuse me?

Setsuna: Traps and I are destined for each other. If I go hiking in the 
mountains, I fall into traps left for wildlife... I always get hung up in 
fishing nets when I'm crossing rivers... I even fall into the small holes 
that children dig for fun in towns.

Avatar: *sigh* I don't even know what to say to this. I suppose it's at least 
a reliable "talent."

Setsuna: Thank you very much...

Avatar: That...really wasn't a compliment. Considering this happens so often, 
why didn't you call for help?

Setsuna: Oh... Lady Hinoka always eventually finds me, so...

Avatar: My sister tracks you down each time you get caught in a trap?

Setsuna: Yes. Lady Hinoka is very good about looking out for her retainers...

Avatar: The way you say that, I can't help but picture a pet, rather than 
another person.

Setsuna: You think so? Hmm... Anyway, that's why I don't get too worried 
whenever I'm caught in a trap.

Avatar: I suppose that's one way for you two to bond. 
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Setsuna B

Avatar: *phew* It's a hike to go out this far, but I'm almost to the traps I 
set last night. If I caught something big, there should be plenty for a feast 
for the whole camp!

Setsuna: Oh, hello...

Avatar: GAH! What's hanging in my trap?! It can't be... Setsuna?!

Setsuna: Yep, it's me. Hello, Lord Avatar...

Avatar: Hello... Bah! This is no time for pleasantries! How did you get 
trapped again?!

Setsuna: I thought I was pretty clear the last time we talked...

Avatar: But I told you to be more careful... Whatever, we can discuss this 
later. First, let's get you down from there!

Setsuna: Thanks again...

Avatar: *huff...huff...huff...* All right, there you go. I feel like we 
really need to address this problem. Maybe with some kind of plan.

Setsuna: Oh, no, I don't want to cause you any trouble, Lord Avatar...

Avatar: You already have. Twice.

Setsuna: In that case, perhaps it would be easier to just pretend you don't 
see me next time? Lady Hinoka has always found me before, so I'll be OK.

Avatar: *sigh* That's not the point, Setsuna. You being caught in traps for 
hours isn't good for you-or for the group.

Setsuna: Oh, it's never for hours, milord. It's usually a day or two before 
Lady Hinoka is able to figure out where I got caught.

Avatar: You mean... You've been left hanging in traps overnight?!

Setsuna: I suppose that's one way to look at it...

Avatar: That's the only way to look at it! Ah, I've had enough!! You can't 
live like this, Setsuna! I'm ordering you to undergo special training in how 
to avoid traps!

Setsuna: Hmm... Thanks for the offer, but I think I'll pass.

Avatar: You...you can't pass! It's an order, not an offer!

Setsuna: Aw...

Avatar: Don't give me that! This is for your own good!

Setsuna: I guess... 
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Setsuna A

Avatar: Look! Can you see how the leaves on the path are a different color?

Setsuna: Oh yes... They're really quite pretty, when I look at them now. I 
want a closer look...

Avatar: No! Don't do that!! Weren't you listening earlier? That color change 
is a sign of a hidden hole!

Setsuna: Oh... Did you say that?

Avatar: I did... Here, look at the base of that tree-does it seem odd how 
those fruits are there?

Setsuna: Oh, those look really, really fresh... Seeing those makes me kind of 
hungry...

Avatar: Setsuna! I told you not to touch stuff laid out like that! You'll be 
hanging upside down by your ankle if you do!

Setsuna: Oh. Sorry...

Avatar: I really don't understand... How can you be this inattentive all the 
time? You have got to be more aware of your surroundings...

Setsuna: Heeheehee...

Avatar: What's so funny?

Setsuna: I'm sorry, it's just... This is so much fun... Most people just kind 
of give up on me after a bit, because I don't really listen. But you're 
trying so hard, and it just seems really amusing to me...

Avatar: Um...

Setsuna: Lord Avatar, your face is all red... Do you need to cool down? We 
can move over into this really shady area, if it will help. Here, follow 
me...

Avatar: Setsuna! Wait! That's-

Setsuna: !! Where did this net come from? Oh no, is this another trap?

Avatar: *sigh* Yes...

Setsuna: It's a good thing you're here already, isn't it, Lord Avatar? Could 
you help me again? It'd really make me happy...

Avatar: Haha...I guess so. Just stay still for a moment.

Setsuna: Thank you... 
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Setsuna S

Avatar: *huff...huff...* Only one more trap to check... This is the area 
where I usually find Setsuna stuck in a trap. Ah! There she is! Hi, Setsuna!

Setsuna: Ah, Lord Avatar...

Avatar: What's this? You're not trapped! What are you up to?

Setsuna: I've been walking very, very carefully, since I'm pretty sure there 
are traps here...

Avatar: I'm glad to hear that, Setsuna! You're finally developing a sense for 
traps. This is a big improvement!

Setsuna: It is good, but...it's led to other problems...

Avatar: What kinds of other problems?

Setsuna: Well, now that I don't get trapped, you never have to come save 
me...

Avatar: True, but wasn't that the whole point of teaching you how to spot 
traps?

Setsuna: ...I hate it. I mean, I was actually kind of enjoying you coming to 
save me...

Avatar: You... I don't understand what-

Setsuna: Because, Lord Avatar... I love you. Sometime between the 5th and 
50th time you saved me, I fell in love with you...

Avatar: Setsuna...

Setsuna: What's the matter? Is it how clumsy I am?

Avatar: ... It's not that at all. In all of my efforts to free you from 
traps, I think I've started to fall for you, too. Clumsiness and all.

Setsuna: Lord Avatar! I'm...so happy...!

Avatar: Hey! What are you-?!

Setsuna: WAH!

Avatar: It looks like we found the trap you thought was around here. I 
suppose it's not surprising that you set it off while hurrying to hug me. 
What are we going to do now? We're both trapped!

Setsuna: Heehee... Guess we're stuck with each other now?

Avatar: I said I wanted to be with you, but not like this! HINOKA!! SAVE US!!

Setsuna: Heehee...

(Live2D Confession)
Setsuna: We will always be happy, so long as we're together... How should I 
report this to Lady Hinoka? 
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A1. Oboro C

Avatar: Hmm, this is unusual. I've actually done everything on my list for 
today. Maybe I'll sit back and have a cup of tea before I turn in. There is 
that book I've been meaning to finish, too...

Oboro: Lord Avatar! What are you doing in here?

Avatar: Wh-Oboro?! Why are you up so late?

Oboro: I'm cleaning. Couldn't you tell by my mop and broom?

Avatar: In the dead of night, though?

Oboro: Afraid so. I have my duties and training to attend to during the day. 
So this is really the only chance I get. Now stop loafing around, Lord 
Avatar. You're in the way. Don't you leave that book there! Take it with you!

Avatar: Urgh...so much for a relaxing evening... I suppose the chores must be 
done, even if it is nearly midnight. Is there anything I can do to help you?

Oboro: ...

Avatar: Oboro...? Did you hear the question?

Oboro: Hm? Oh, uh, yeah.

Avatar: Really? You seemed anguished over something.

Oboro: F-forget it... Now shoo! I've still gotta sweep in here!

Avatar: I'm going, I'm going... 
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Oboro B

Avatar: Whew... What an exhausting day. And I still haven't had dinner yet. I 
wonder if there's anything in the kitchen I can take back to my room...

Oboro: ...

Avatar: Is there someone in here? AAAAH!

Oboro: ...

Avatar: Help! S-s-someone! It's a demon!

Oboro: Oh... Lord Avatar.

Avatar: Huh? Oh...it's only you. Whew. I must admit, it's a little creepy to 
see you in a dark room with only a single candle.

Oboro: S-sorry...

Avatar: Oboro...is everything OK? You were staring off into the woods for a 
moment.

Oboro: Yeah. Everything's fine.

Avatar: I'm not convinced. Your attention was wandering last time, too. Is 
something bothering you?

Oboro: Nothing that Lord Avatar should concern himself with.

Avatar: Don't worry about that. You shouldn't keep your troubles bottled up 
inside. I don't mind listening, at least.

Oboro: ...All right, since you insist. It's not a problem so much as a bad 
memory. When I was a kid, my parents ran a clothing shop in our village. We 
were out trading in Nohr when bandits attacked and killed them both. I hid in 
the wagon, and fortunately the bandits didn't notice me.

Avatar: I never knew...

Oboro: It all happened on a moonless night, just like this one. I can't help 
but remember when the sky gets black.

Avatar: Which explains why your face was so stormy. I'm sorry, Oboro. Here I 
am, notionally a Nohrian, asking you to open up to me. It was insensitive.

Oboro: N-not at all! You have nothing to feel guilty for, Lord Avatar. It's 
the bandits who are to blame. They're fiends in human shape...

Avatar: Oboro...

Oboro: Oh, um-sorry. I got kind of carried away there, I guess. I'll, 
uh...show myself out.
(Oboro leaves)

Avatar: That poor girl... 
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Oboro A

Oboro: Midnight cleaning time! Let's do this!

Avatar: More late-night cleaning, Oboro?

Oboro: Yes. Sorry to disturb you at this hour, but I'd appreciate your help.

Avatar: A couple nights ago it was repairing weapons and armor. Last night, 
you took inventory of the whole storeroom.

Oboro: Well, better safe than sorry, they say. Come on, Lord Avatar, don't 
just stand there. Help or get out of the way!

Avatar: I know what you're doing, Oboro. You're staying busy to pretend that 
nothing bothers you during the night, aren't you?

Oboro: ...

Avatar: Is it because spending a quiet night alone reminds you of the night 
your parents died?

Oboro: D-don't be silly! There are all kinds of reasons a girl would spend 
every night doing chores.

Avatar: But I've noticed you tend to glance grimly out at the forest while 
you do these chores.

Oboro: Th-that's because...um...

Avatar: Sorry. I wasn't trying to overstep my boundaries. But you seem 
desperate somehow, and it makes my heart ache to see.

Oboro: Hrgh...

Avatar: You don't need to try so hard. It won't bring your parents back... 
You have your master, and me, and all the others here to help you.

Oboro: Haha... You saw right through me, Lord Avatar. No matter how hard I 
try not to be, I'm a mess. I put up a front so I don't fall apart, and I keep 
people away with my stare... But it was never going to work forever. I just 
can't do it.

Avatar: Oboro... No one cares if you're a mess! We all have problems. We'll 
all help you through yours.

Oboro: Lord Avatar...

Avatar: If you're scared to fight on the front lines, there's plenty to 
contribute in back. If you really want, you can just stay here and do the 
chores. Everyone knows you as a kind person who always looks out for her 
comrades. So let us look out for you. Come to us anytime you want.

Oboro: Lord Avatar... You think they'll help me if I ask?

Avatar: I know they will. An army is founded on people not having to struggle 
alone.

Oboro: ...I never saw it like that before. Thank you...so much. I think I was 
shutting myself out for no reason. I feel a little better now.

Avatar: Good. You shouldn't hesitate to show your vulnerable side around your 
friends.

Oboro: Hahaha. What about my scary side?

Avatar: You mean that face you're always making? Maybe keep that to 
yourself... 
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Oboro S

Oboro: Um... Lord Avatar?

Avatar: Hi, Oboro. Doing some late-night chores?

Oboro: No...my past hasn't bothered me as much lately. So no cleaning 
tonight.

Avatar: That's good. It shows you're growing.

Oboro: Well, I still make that scowl sometimes. I see a Nohrian and can't 
help myself.

Avatar: Hmm...well, just be aware that not everyone in Nohr is a villain. And 
I'm not saying that in self-defense.

Oboro: Yeah, I know.

Avatar: I think we should judge people by what's in their hearts, not where 
they're from. As Hoshidan royalty raised in Nohr, I hope to prove that to 
you.

Oboro: Mind proving that to me up close, Lord Avatar? It would be easier to 
see if I could stay at your side from now on...

Avatar: If that will help, then of course.

Oboro: ...

Avatar: Um...?

Oboro: You can be so thick sometimes, Lord Avatar. When I say "up close" and 
"by your side," I mean...

Avatar: Wait... Oboro, are you saying...

Oboro: You're just getting it now? I love you, Lord Avatar. You've always 
watched over me and helped me when I needed it. Now that I've put the traumas 
of my past behind me... I want to help you as you've helped me, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: Oboro...

Oboro: Or maybe you don't want someone as fussy and difficult as me...

Avatar: No, don't be silly! I love you too. I love the way you're always 
thinking about the best way to help other people. That's why I wanted to help 
you-to repay all the kindness you've shown!

Oboro: Lord Avatar...

Avatar: I promise to make this world a place you can feel safe at night-or 
any other time. Until I do, I hope you'll stay at my side and come to me for 
whatever you need.

Oboro: I'd be delighted to, Lord Avatar. And I'm great at taking care of 
people- you know that by now!

Avatar: Then I'll be at your side, counting on you as well.

(Live2D Confession)
Oboro: I hope someday I can love the world as much as you do. Please stay 
with me 'til then. 
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A1. Kagero C

Avatar: ...

Kagero: ...

Avatar: ...

Kagero: ...

Avatar: Um... Kagero?

Kagero: Yes, milord?

Avatar: You've been watching me from up there for a while. Is there something 
you need?

Kagero: Hrm. I suppose you could say that. What I need is for you to remain 
safe and sound.

Avatar: I agree with that sentiment, but I should be safe here, don't you 
think?

Kagero: What I mean is...it is absolutely vital that we keep you safe. After 
careful observation of the army, I've realized that you are critical to 
morale. I will keep an eye on you at all times to make sure nothing happens 
to you. This also helps my liege, Lord Ryoma.

Avatar: How does this help my brother?

Kagero: It would undoubtedly break his heart if something happened to you.

Avatar: You clearly care deeply for him. How long have you been his retainer?

Kagero: I've served him for some time, though I was under Lady Mikoto's 
command before that. Combined, I have spent most of my life in service to the 
Hoshidan royal family.

Avatar: I didn't know that... Well, I am grateful for your assistance, but... 
You aren't planning on following me around everywhere I go, are you?

Kagero: You will be under my protection day and night, without fail.

Avatar: OK, well... I really need to go use the bathroom...

Kagero: You will be under my protection day and night, with exceptions. I 
will vanish whenever you need privacy.
(Kagero leaves)

Avatar: Whoa! She disappeared! Kagero really is a ninja... 
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Kagero B

Avatar: Kagero, I have a question...

Kagero: Yes, Lord Avatar?

Avatar: I know you're just doing your job, but... don't you think you should 
take a break?

Kagero: I would not be able to live with myself if something happened while I 
did so.

Avatar: It's just that...I feel a little on edge, being watched all the time. 
If it gets to me, I can only imagine how draining it must be for you to do 
it.

Kagero: I've trained for years to perform all the tasks of a ninja, so it 
doesn't bother me. But...I understand your point, milord. I will make an 
effort to be more inconspicuous in the future.

Avatar: I appreciate that, Kagero. I know your job can't be an easy one... 
That reminds me... Do you mind if I ask you something about Ryoma and my 
mother?
Kagero: Go ahead. I'll answer as best I can.

Avatar: How well did Ryoma and my mother get along with one another? Not 
being blood related, I imagine they had to figure a few things out.

Kagero: As far as I could tell, they had a very cordial relationship.

Avatar: I'm glad to hear that.

Kagero: I should clarify, though, that they didn't simply start off that way. 
The two of them worked very hard to forge their relationship into what it 
was.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Kagero: When Lord Sumeragi married Lady Mikoto, it wasn't just the royal 
children affected. There were a large number of Hoshidans who felt uneasy 
about her becoming queen. Lord Ryoma saw this and took it upon himself to 
build a relationship with her.

Avatar: Oh, I see. He wanted to set an example for everyone else to follow. 
Heh, that sounds like exactly something he would do.

Kagero: Lord Ryoma intended to make Lady Mikoto feel like she was welcome in 
Hoshido. From what I saw, he succeeded completely.

Avatar: That's reassuring. Thank you for sharing this with me, Kagero.

Kagero: Of course, milord.

Avatar: Ehem... Kagero?

Kagero: Yes, milord?

Avatar: I...I need to get changed...

Kagero: Oh! I apologize! I'll give you some privacy.
(Kagero leaves)

Avatar: And just like that, she's gone again... 
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Kagero A

Avatar: Hey, Kagero?

Kagero: You require some privacy? I shall disappe-

Avatar: Oh, no! Sorry, I just wanted to ask you something. I'm curious where 
your drive to carry out your missions comes from. It seems like all you do is 
follow the orders you've been given. I'm sure there are other things you'd 
like to do for yourself, aren't there?

Kagero: Of course, but it is the duty of a retainer to work hard for her 
liege.

Avatar: That's true, but...I feel like you're far more diligent than any of 
the other retainers.

Kagero: ...

Avatar: There must be something deep down that motivates you.

Kagero: *sigh* My clan has loyally served the Hoshidan royal family for many 
years. It is my duty as a ninja to continue that tradition. Also...I have an 
older brother.

Avatar: You do? I didn't know that...

Kagero: He's been frail since birth. It would be impossible for him to do 
even the most simple of martial arts. However, as he is the eldest child, it 
was his duty to carry on the tradition. His condition led some to criticize 
our clan's loyalty. This hurt my brother more than anything else.

Avatar: ...

Kagero: So I serve in his place, working hard to prove to everyone that our 
clan is loyal. I have to protect my clan's honor.

Avatar: I understand, Kagero. Thank you for telling me all this. I can really 
appreciate your motivations.

Kagero: Thank you for understanding, Lord Avatar. I'm sorry if my dedication 
is ever inconvenient for you.

Avatar: Don't worry about it at all! It's reassuring to know someone like you 
has my back. 
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Kagero S

Avatar: Kagero...

Kagero: Lord Avatar! Have I intruded again?

Avatar: Oh, no, not at all.

Kagero: Thank the gods. I was worried I was causing you undue stress again... 
It wouldn't do for me to drive you to ill health because of my 
protectiveness.

Avatar: Not at all! In fact, I've grown used to your presence. Comfortable 
with it, actually.

Kagero: Lord Avatar...

Avatar: You know, rather than serving others, I felt it'd be nice to do 
something for you.

Kagero: I'm only fulfilling my duty to my clan. There is no need for reward 
of any kind...

Avatar: I suspected you would feel that way. But I want to show you my 
gratitude for all you've done for the royal family. Not just in my capacity 
as a member of it. I...want to express my own feelings.

Kagero: Excuse me, milord?

Avatar: I want to protect you as faithfully as you've protected me. I want us 
to be together, Kagero!

Kagero: What?! I mean... I did not realize you had feelings for me, Lord 
Avatar... I'm not deserving of such... Lord Avatar, are you sure of yourself?

Avatar: I'm completely sure. Having you around all the time, protecting me, 
has allowed me to discover how I feel. I've realized how dear to me you are. 
I want to be able to offer you the same comfort.

Kagero: That you would open your heart to me... How can I say anything but 
yes?

Avatar: I'm so happy, Kagero! I promise to protect you as you have protected 
me!

Kagero: This looks to be the most important mission of my life!

(Live2D Confession)
Kagero: To tell you the truth, I love you, too... I'll never be a traditional 
wife...but I'll keep you safe for the rest of our lives. 
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A1. Elise C

Elise: Hya! HIIIYAA!

Avatar: Um, Elise? Why are you throwing punches in the middle of the field?

Elise: Waaah! Avatar! I-I'm not doing anything! Really. Not a thing. Or, I 
mean, I was just here to pick flowers. YEAH! A pretty girl picking pretty 
flowers...

Avatar: Oh, I see. Are you sure about that?

Elise: But of course! I wanted to make you a lovely bouquet. I'M JUST TOO 
SWEET!

Avatar: OK then. It just seemed an awful lot like you were practicing your 
punches...

Elise: ... FINE! You caught me. You're just too clever for my devious 
deceptions. The truth is, lately I've been feeling like kind of a burden to 
everyone... I was hoping if I trained secretly I could become as strong as 
you are one day!

Avatar: Elise, please don't say that. I promise, no one thinks of you as a 
burden.

Elise: You're sweet to say that, Avatar. I love that you're always looking 
out for me. But that's exactly why I need to train! That way I can look out 
for myself instead!

Avatar: This clearly means a whole lot to you.

Elise: Oh, it means everything to me! Everything! See, watch this...KAPOW! My 
killer left hook. KABOOM! My right fist of fury! Kapow! Kaboom! HYAAA!

Avatar: Ah, wow. I'm impressed by your... exuberance. Well then, if it means 
that much to you, I'd be happy to help you out. After all, training is twice 
as effective with two minds at work.

Elise: You mean it, Avatar?! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You're the 
best! I love you THE MOST!!

Avatar: Hahaha, you're very welcome. Now then, let's start with some cardio. 
Ready...GO!

Elise: Heehee, yay! Here I gooooo!! 
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Elise B

Avatar: Hello, Elise. Shall we start our training for today?

Elise: Hrm... *sigh*

Avatar: Elise, are you feeling all right?

Elise: Not really. It's just... I've been training so hard, but I still feel 
like a big ol' burden.

Avatar: Nonsense. You've already improved quite a bit. Be patient. These 
things take time.

Elise: Do you mean it? You really think I've improved a lot?

Avatar: Absolutely. But the only way you'll keep getting better is to work 
hard every day.

Elise: You're right! No more moping around! I'm gonna do my best from here on 
out!

Avatar: That's the spirit!

Elise: So what are we working on today? Kicks? Punches? Intimidating faces?!

Avatar: Today we'll be working on your upper-body strength. Time for some 
push-ups! Go on, drop and give me twenty!

Elise: T-t-twenty push-ups? Like, in a row?! Is that even possible? And 
besides, aren't push-ups for big, burly, muscular types? Not cute little 
girls?

Avatar: That's just silly. Push-ups are for everyone. Everyone serious about 
training, anyway.

Elise: I see... Well, if you say so, Avatar. Here goes nothing...

Elise: One... Two... Three... F-four...

Avatar: You're doing great. Keep it up!

Elise: Fiiiiive... Ugh...

Avatar: What's the matter? You're not quitting already, are you? If you want 
to get stronger, you can't give up when things get tough.

Elise: But...my arms are wobbly... and I'm getting all SWEATY.

Avatar: No pain, no gain. When you can't take any more, remember why you're 
training. You want to be a stronger version of yourself, right? This is how 
you'll get there. Think you can handle it?

Elise: I...I CAN! I want to be better! Stronger! SWEATIER!!

Avatar: That's the Elise I know! Now let's try that again. This time, drop 
and give me ten!

Elise: OK! One! Two! Threeee! 
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Elise A

Avatar: Training time, Elise. Are you ready to get started?

Elise: ...

Avatar: Elise?! What's going on? Why are you crying?

Elise: I...I... *sniffle* *sob* I'm sorry, Avatar. I just feel... *SNIFF* I'm 
just so pathetic...

Avatar: Why would you say that? You've been doing so well!

Elise: ... I-I think I've gotten a tiny bit stronger, thanks to you. But... 
But... *sob* But when I encounter an enemy on the battlefield all alone, I 
still get so s-scared! If I keep being such a weak baby, I'll never stop 
being a burden to everyone!

Avatar: Elise...

Elise: I want to help protect everyone... I wanna protect you and Xander... 
and Leo... and C-C-Camilla... and everyone else too... I just want everyone 
to be safe and happy and to *sniff* live peacefully. But for that to happen, 
we've just got to win this stupid war! I can't keep holding us back by being 
the weak link...

Avatar: Elise... You sweet, silly girl. Dry those tears. I understand how you 
feel, but I promise things aren't so bleak.

Elise: Avatar...

Avatar: War isn't just about fighting. To truly win, you must believe in what 
you're fighting for. You have such a pure desire for peace, and that's 
invaluable in times like these. So no, Elise, you're definitely not a burden. 
You're a ray of light in the dark. Now show me that smile, and please, never 
stop trying to improve. You're doing great.

Elise: Avatar... Th-thank you, Avatar! You always know just what to say. I 
love you so much!

Avatar: I love you too, Elise.

Elise: All right then, no more messing around! I'm gonna become the best me 
ever! I won't stop until I'm the invincible, unstoppable, legendary princess 
of Nohr!

Avatar: Haha, that's the spirit! 
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Elise S

Elise: Avatar, is that you? What are you doing out here in the field?

Avatar: WAAH! Elise! I... I wasn't doing anything. I mean, I was doing push-
ups. Yes, that's it. Lots of push-ups.

Elise: It didn't look like you were doing push-ups. Trust me, I know what 
they look like. Are those... Wait a minute, were you picking flowers? *gasp* 
Oh my gosh, those are gorgeous! Can I see them?! Let me hold them!

Avatar: Um...

Elise: Mmmm, what a lovely smell! Ooooh, and they're so PRETTY! Heheh, I see 
what's going on, you sly devil. So that's why you were sneaking around. You 
have a sweetheart, and these flowers are for her! Am I right? I'm right, 
right?

Avatar: ...

Elise: HEEHEE, I knew it! Now spill the beans! Who are you going to give 
these to? These particular flowers symbolize eternal love, so it better be 
someone special.

Avatar: Yes, Elise. I'm well aware of the special significance these flowers 
hold. So, ehem...stay right there, OK? And...hold out your hands.

Elise: What, why? I don't understand...

Avatar: These flowers... These special flowers... I was gathering them for 
you.

Elise: But, Avatar... Giving these flowers to someone means you l-l-love 
them! Like, LOVE love them!

Avatar: Yes, I know. That's exactly why I wanted to give them to you. Elise, 
I know we've been like siblings for a long time now...but we're not siblings. 
I gave you those flowers because I care for you, very deeply. I want to take 
care of you.

Elise: ... D-does this mean... Are you asking me...?

Avatar: Darling Elise... Will you marry me? I want to spend the rest of my 
life keeping you safe and making you smile.

Elise: Oh, Avatar... I'm so happy! But... *sniff* Do you really think I'll 
make a good wife? Are you sure about this? Of all the people in the world, 
you're the last person I want to be a burden to...

Avatar: Not this again! Elise, you're brilliant and perfect just as you are. 
Just keep acting as you normally would. You have nothing to worry about.

Elise: Maybe you're right! Maybe I don't need to change at all. After all, I 
already keep you in my heart when I'm playing or fighting... And also when 
I'm laughing or crying... Now I can keep you in my arms as well!

Avatar: That sounds perfect.

Elise: Heehee, I like the sound of this. Oh! But what should I call you now?! 
Just plain ol' Avatar doesn't sound nearly special enough for my hubby!

Avatar: You can call me whatever you like.

Elise: Lemme think... Hmmm... Ooh! I know! Can I call you..."Honey"?

Avatar: !!

Elise: Wh-what's wrong? Did I say it weird?

Avatar: No, not at all! It's far from weird. Actually, it's wonderful.

Elise: Heehee, I'm so glad to hear you say that! I love you so much...Honey!

Avatar: Elise... Thank you. You've made me so happy.

(Live2D Confession)
Elise: I promise to be a great wife! I love you more than anything EVER! 
Never leave me. 
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A1. Camilla C

Camilla: Avatar! I've been looking all over for you.

Avatar: Camilla? Is something wrong?

Camilla: No, no, of course not. Now, I'll just sit down first, and...I'm all 
ready!

Avatar: This again?

Camilla: That's right-it's time for you to rest your precious little head in 
my lap. Would you like a lullaby as well? I know how hard it is to fall 
asleep sometimes.

Avatar: Camilla, it's been YEARS since I've done that.

Camilla: Are you sure? It seems like yesterday to me. I could just sit and 
stare at your cute little sleeping face for hours. C'mon! I promise I won't 
kiss your cheeks while you're sleeping. Oh, who am I kidding? I can't promise 
that!

Avatar: Camilla... I'm not a child anymore.

Camilla: So?

Avatar: So...our relationship has to evolve. You don't need to cuddle me to 
sleep anymore.

Camilla: I don't see why not!

Avatar: Look, it's normal for a sister to be close to her brother... But this 
is something else altogether.

Camilla: So you're worried about what people will think, is that it?

Avatar: Well, yes! I'm not a child anymore, and I need to be taken seriously!

Camilla: D'awww, you're all growed up. I'm so proud of you, my sweet little 
brother.

Avatar: Are you even listening to me? 
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Camilla B

Camilla: Ah, there you are, Avatar.

Avatar: Hello, Camilla. I suppose it's my nap time?

Camilla: Of course not. I've come to my senses. I know I oughtn't treat you 
as a child.

Avatar: Do you mean that? My message finally got through?

Camilla: Certainly. Going forward, I will treat you as the adult brother you 
have become. Now then, I was thinking we deserve a small break from all this 
action. Shall we pop off to the local hot springs for a spell? Do a bit of a 
"spa fortnight," as I like to call it?

Avatar: What?!

Camilla: What do you mean, "what"? It's just a little soaking and relaxing, 
dear. Don't we deserve a little extra time to bond?

Avatar: Of course, but... How do you think it would look to the others? I 
can't let my friends fight and die while I'm off soaking in a tub!

Camilla: And basking in the rejuvenative powers of daily facial peels! One 
mustn't forget the facial peels.

Avatar: I'm sorry, Camilla, but I can't get away for something like that 
right now.

Camilla: Oh, I suppose not. It's just that I feel terrible about your 
wretched past. Being locked away for so long...unable to run wild with the 
other boys. Let alone experience life's simplest pleasures! Like splashing in 
the ocean...or playing knights and dragons with your friends. Father didn't 
allow that sort of thing, did he.

Avatar: No.

Camilla: Don't you see how hard it was on me? Not to be able to do anything 
for my poor little brother?

Avatar: Camilla, please don't cry.

Camilla: You're right, I'm being ridiculous. Letting my emotions overtake me 
like that. Just give me a moment...

Avatar: Of course.

Camilla: ...to pack both of our bags! Now, will you be needing any armor, or 
can we pack light?

Avatar: Better bring a set, just in case. Wait, what am I saying? 
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Camilla A

Avatar: Camilla, can we chat for a minute?

Camilla: Of course, my silly little Avatar! I mean...of course, Avatar. Is 
everything all right? You seemed so distressed the other day. And then you 
just ran off...

Avatar: I know. I just needed some time to think.

Camilla: Time to think?

Avatar: Yes. Sometimes you come on so strong, and my first reaction is to run 
and hide. But...I realized that that's pretty childish.

Camilla: Oh?

Avatar: I mean, here I am trying to get you to treat me as an adult... But 
I'm acting like a spoiled brat. I do need to work harder at empathizing with 
others. I know that your intentions are pure. And I appreciate how much you 
care for me. So...I'd like to spend more time with you. I promise I won't run 
away again.

Camilla: Awwww... *sob*

Avatar: Camilla?

Camilla: My little Avatar is growing up right before my eyes. So, where 
should we go first? There's a whole world out there to explore!

Avatar: Well, I thought you might have some ideas about that.

Camilla: Oh, I most certainly do! Look at this map.

Avatar: Did...did you just pull that out of your bra?

Camilla: Where else would I keep it? Now, let's see... Ah, yes. See all these 
circles?

Avatar: Yes... Is this a map of all of Nohr?

Camilla: Indeed. Oh, I've been planning this for ages! Now, each circle 
represents a place I've dreamed of visiting with you.

Avatar: I don't know what to say...

Camilla: First on the list is this field of flowers here. It's absolutely 
sublime-a living work of art. This circle is a cavern filled with sparkling 
crystals and mysterious rock formations. And, last but not least, a secluded 
hot spring not far from our current location...

Avatar: Really?

Camilla: Yes, I want more than anything to go together.

Avatar: Camilla, you meant for us to visit this hot spring from the very 
beginning, didn't you?

Camilla: Don't be ridiculous. It just so happens that it's a natural wonder.

Avatar: And it has nothing to do with the-what did you call it? Facial peel?

Camilla: Oh, well as long as we're there, we might as well TRY one...or 
two...

Avatar: Well...let me think about it. OK?

Camilla: Oh, certainly! I can wait. I mean, I've already been waiting for 
years. Take your time, brother. This will be like the blink of an eye.

Avatar: First things first... They don't actually peel your face off, do 
they? 
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Camilla S

Camilla: OK, I'm all packed, Avatar. Are you ready for our hot-spring 
vacation?

Avatar: Um... I'm actually having second thoughts about the whole thing, 
Camilla.

Camilla: You're still hung up on what other people will think-is that it?

Avatar: Yes, but it's more than that.

Camilla: Well, why don't we just get married? Nobody would bat an eyelash at 
two newlyweds going on a honeymoon.

Avatar: What?! How do you think people's eyelashes would respond to a brother 
marrying his sister?

Camilla: Oh, please. We're not blood related. And everyone knows that.

Avatar: But...we've lived as brother and sister for so long. And everyone 
knows THAT, too.

Camilla: You know, I've always been a bit sad that we're not actually 
related. But if we got married, we would be!

Avatar: Camilla, are you even listening to yourself?

Camilla: So, is that a no?

Avatar: I...I think it has to be a no, right? Even though there is a part of 
me that wants to say yes...

Camilla: There is? Let's build on that! Look, what's the hang-up? You don't 
find me attractive?

Avatar: Gods...I had hoped to avoid ever having this conversation...

Camilla: So that's it, then. You find me hideous.

Avatar: Camilla, no! It's just the opposite, I'm afraid. Growing up with a 
stunningly attractive sister...who's not ACTUALLY my sister... It was 
confusing, to say the least. And now that we're adults of no blood 
relation...

Camilla: Oh, Avatar. I never knew you felt that way!

Avatar: Exactly.

Camilla: But don't you see? There's no reason to hide our love any longer. 
I'll say it again: we are not related. There's no taboo preventing us from 
marrying. We're just like...childhood sweethearts who have finally come of 
age.

Avatar: ... ... All right.

Camilla: What?!

Avatar: Let's do it, Camilla. Let's ignore the dissenters and get married.

Camilla: Are you sure, Avatar? I don't want to feel as though I've pushed you 
into this...

Avatar: No. I'm certain. Thanks to you, I won't have to live with regret any 
longer. You've shown me that being an adult means being true to yourself. I 
love that about you...and I love you.

Camilla: I love you too, Avatar. Let's stay together forever.

Avatar: Once the war is over, we can travel wherever we like. Even to the hot 
spring you've been wanting to visit for so long.

Camilla: Wait, we still don't get to go right now?

(Live2D Confession)
Camilla: We're a real family now. And I love my family more than anything. 
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A1. Effie C

Effie: *nom* *nom* *nom* Mmm...

Avatar: Ah, Effie. Hosting a feast, are you? Who else is invited?

Effie: Oh, hello, Lord Avatar. No, why do you ask?

Avatar: Um...because you have enough food for twelve people laid out here.

Effie: Twelve people? Goodness, no. This is simply my lunch-nothing more. I 
expend a great deal of energy in the course of my training, you see. 
Afterward, I must refuel. All in the name of protecting Lady Elise, of 
course!

Avatar: I see. Well, Elise is lucky to have someone like you on her side.

Effie: Thank you for the kind words! I do hope I'm doing an adequate job for 
her. After all, I owe her everything...

Avatar: Is that so? How do you mean?

Effie: Oh, yes. I wouldn't be the person I am today without her.

Avatar: That sounds like an interesting story. Care to fill me in?

Effie: I suppose I could...but it's a long story, and I'd like to eat while 
my lunch is hot.

Avatar: Of course! Pardon me.

Effie: Thank you, Lord Avatar. *nom* *nom* *nom* 
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Effie B

Avatar: Effie, there you are! I've been looking all over for you. Wait, what 
are you doing?

Effie: Oh, Lord Avatar! I'm just patching up this wall. After it rained the 
other day, I noticed that a few of the boulders were loose. We can't have 
that, can we?

Avatar: I don't understand. What kind of repairs can you possibly-

Effie: Here, I'll show you. HRRRRGH!

Avatar: Unbelievable! How can you lift that rock with your bare hands?

Effie: Aw, it's nothing. Just years of training in service of Lady Elise.

Avatar: That's right... You were going to tell me a story about her the last 
time we spoke. Are you still willing to share?

Effie: Certainly. But would you mind terribly if I continue working while we 
speak?

Avatar: Not at all.

Effie: Very well. I'll start at the beginning. I was born into extreme 
poverty-a child of the streets. And yet Lady Elise herself would often visit 
my slum in disguise.

Avatar: Really? I had no idea.

Effie: Oh, yes. Now, let me just grab another rock... HRAAAAAAA! Anyway, as I 
was saying, Lady Elise visited frequently, and we became fast friends. Hyup. 
HRRRRRGH! Whew! One day, while we were playing, some guards began harassing 
us. Lady Elise was forced to reveal her identity to get them to leave us 
alone.

Avatar: I see.

Effie: Her glory was so blinding at that moment that I can hardly describe 
it. YAAAAAHHHH!

Avatar: Pardon me, Effie, but your repairs are becoming too distracting!

Effie: How do you mean?

Avatar: I've never seen such feats of strength. It's all I can do to refrain 
from applauding! Perhaps you can finish telling me the story another time.

Effie: Sure, I suppose so, Lord Avatar. Although...I have a favor to ask of 
you.

Avatar: Certainly. Name it.

Effie: All this lifting is making me hungry. I know it's not your place, 
but... Would you mind terribly bringing me something to eat? A whole lot of 
something, preferably.

Avatar: Of course, Effie. I'll return shortly.

Effie: Thank you, Lord Avatar! Bring as much food as you can carry, please! 
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Effie A

Avatar: Hello, Effie. I've been dying to hear the rest of your story. Is now 
a good time?

Effie: Of course, Lord Avatar. Now, where did I leave off?

Avatar: Some guards were harassing you, and Lady Elise was forced to reveal 
her identity.

Effie: That's right. It was sad, because we both realized we wouldn't be able 
to play together anymore. I sat sobbing in the street for hours, until I 
realized how I could see Elise again!

Avatar: Go on...

Effie: Well, I realized that I must become a palace soldier.

Avatar: Of course. It all makes sense.

Effie: If I could make it as a soldier, I'd get to spend time at the palace. 
And to even be in the presence of Lady Elise once again seemed intoxicating. 
From that day onward, I gave everything in my quest to become a soldier. 
Fortunately, I turned out to have some aptitude for the profession.

Avatar: Yes, I'd vouch for that...

Effie: Anyway, it wasn't long before my dream came true. Lady Elise took me 
on as a retainer. And that's where things stand today. She brought me hope in 
my darkest days. I would do anything for her. So, uh, that's my story...

Avatar: Effie, thank you so much for sharing this with me. I may have said 
this before, but Elise is truly lucky to have you as her retainer.

Effie: Thank you. That's nice to hear.

Avatar: But? What's wrong?

Effie: Lord Avatar... I feel a bit conflicted. Because lately, you've become 
so important to me.

Avatar: And this upsets you?

Effie: Yes-I mean, no! It's just that...well...Lady Elise is always my first 
priority. But at the same time, you've been so helpful in battle. And you've 
taken such an interest in my humble life story...

Avatar: Effie, there's nothing to worry about. I understand your feelings for 
Elise. I would never want to get in between you and her. I know that she 
comes first.

Effie: I'm so relieved to hear that! Because we do seem to be such a good 
team... On the battlefield.

Avatar: Yes, of course. On the battlefield. 
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Effie S

Avatar: Effie! I've been looking all over for you.

Effie: Lord Avatar? What's going on? Why are you carrying that roast turkey?

Avatar: Well, Effie, I figured you might be wrapping up a workout and in need 
of sustenance. So, I had one of the cooks prepare a meal for us to share.

Effie: Aww, that's so thoughtful, Avatar! I mean...Lord Avatar.

Avatar: Please, just call me Avatar.

Effie: If you say so, Avatar. Anyway, can we start eating? I'm famished. Ooh, 
those dinner rolls look like they're fresh out of the oven. And you even have 
soft butter! Gimme!

Avatar: Effie, wait!

Effie: *crunch* *CRUNCH* *ptooie* What am I eating? This one has gravel or 
something in it. Yuck!

Avatar: Oh dear...

Effie: Omigosh...is this a ring?

Avatar: Was. It WAS a ring.

Effie: What?!

Avatar: Well, I suppose this is my moment, ring or not. Effie, will you marry 
me?

Effie: But...but... You're a prince! And I'm just a humble retainer.

Avatar: I don't care about such things. Why should it matter?

Effie: Well, perhaps it doesn't. But do you even know what you'd be getting 
into? When I'm not working out, I'm eating, resting, or guarding Elise. There 
isn't much room for anything else. Could you live like that?

Avatar: Effie, the last thing I'd want to do is disrupt your lifestyle. I 
know how important Elise is to you. But just think...if we were to marry, she 
would become your sister.

Effie: Elise...my sister? I think I'm going to faint...

Avatar: Yes, well, sister-in-law, I suppose. But still. Your bond would be 
closer than ever.

Effie: Then...I will. I will marry you, Avatar! Let me just put on this ring- 
Oh.

Avatar: Yes. It was rather pretty, I can assure you! But don't worry. It 
appears as though the gem has split evenly in two. We can have a blacksmith 
craft two matching rings. One for each of us.

Effie: That sounds perfect. I love you, Avatar!

(Live2D Confession)
Effie: Nothing is stronger than my love for you. Except my biceps... 
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A1. Nyx C

Nyx: *sigh* It's not here either. I was sure I'd find it here...

Avatar: What's wrong, Nyx? You look upset.

Nyx: Avatar...it's not important.

Avatar: It looks important enough to you. If there's any way I can help, just 
tell me.

Nyx: That's very kind of you. But if you really want to help, you can mind 
your business and stay out of my problems.

Avatar: Ah, er...I'm sorry. I didn't mean to pry.

Nyx: No harm done. You're young enough that I expect you can't help it.

Avatar: Me? Young? Unless I miss my guess, I'm clearly older than you.

Nyx: Are you through speaking?

Avatar: Y-yes...

Nyx: ...Perhaps I was too harsh. I know your intentions were good. But when a 
LADY has a secret to keep, don't go digging for answers. Be mindful of that 
in the future.

Avatar: Uh...understood.

Nyx: Good. Now go. 
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Nyx B

Nyx: Nothing! How does this volume not contain what I'm looking for...?

Avatar: What ARE you looking for, exactly?

Nyx: Avatar...didn't I tell you not to pry into a lady's secrets?

Avatar: Yes, I remember something like that. But you can't expect me to turn 
a blind eye to a friend in need.

Nyx: A friend, hm?

Avatar: If you still insist that I leave, then I will.

Nyx: Hmhm... Ah, to be young again.

Avatar: What?

Nyx: Since you insist, I'll tell you. I'm searching for an artifact mirror. 
It's an ancient, sacred treasure, imbued with the power of the gods. It's 
rumored to reflect only the truth. And that's all I'll say about it.

Avatar: See, that wasn't so hard. You'll be the first to know if I come 
across any mystic-looking mirrors. On a different subject, though...

Nyx: Yes?

Avatar: You keep implying that I'm younger than you. But you seem to still be 
in your adolescence, at most.

Nyx: ... So you don't know.

Avatar: Know what?

Nyx: *sigh* I suppose you're bound to find out sooner or later. I may look 
young, but in truth, I'm much older than you.

Avatar: What?

Nyx: As a result of a serious error I made in my youth, I'm stuck in this 
form. I haven't physically aged in many years, but mentally I'm quite old. If 
only I could see my true form...

Avatar: Oh, I see now.

Nyx: Yes. That's why I seek the artifact mirror. It alone can show me what 
I'm meant to look like at this age. Now you understand?

Avatar: Y-yes, that explains a lot. Thank you for sharing, Nyx. 
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Nyx A

Nyx: Nayah hortek tumlah turlah escheh... Haa!

Avatar: Nyx! What is this?! Are you casting a spell on yourself?!

Nyx: There's no harm in it. Try as I might, I can't find the artifact mirror. 
So I thought I'd try to break the curse directly.

Avatar: The curse?

Nyx: Yes. Do you remember how I told you that I stopped aging physically long 
ago? It is because I was cursed.

Avatar: I see. How did this happen?

Nyx: I showed a gift for magic at a young age. I was known by many as a 
prodigy. Such was my downfall. I became carried away in my inexperience and 
lost control of my magic. It backfired, and I have been stuck in this form 
since.

Avatar: I never knew of this...

Nyx: But while my body stopped changing, my mind and soul grew older. I was 
no longer seen as a prodigy but as a monster. And I don't blame those who saw 
me that way. That's what I am.

Avatar: No, you aren't! I've never thought of you that way.

Nyx: Indeed?

Avatar: Not once! If I thought you were a monster, we wouldn't be having this 
conversation.

Nyx: ...I suppose not.

Avatar: You're an important member of our force. And you've only become more 
so as I get to know you better.

Nyx: Avatar, I...

Avatar: I'm glad you opened up to me. I'm thrilled to finally get to know you 
better. I've been searching for that artifact mirror, too, but... Details 
have been hard to come by. Still, I'll keep trying!

Nyx: Thank you. But even if you don't find the mirror, I think I'll be all 
right. It's enough to know someone cares sufficiently that they'd make the 
effort.

Avatar: That's true... But even so, it would be better to find it, wouldn't 
you say? I won't give up. Just give me some time and have faith.

Nyx: Very well. I'll keep my expectations low, but who knows? You're so 
young...so ambitious, and so fearless. Though I am your elder, who's to say 
you're not the more mature of us? 
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Nyx S

Nyx: What is it, Avatar?

Avatar: Nyx... Could you look into this mirror for me?

Nyx: Are-are you saying you've found it?! L-let me see at once! ...This isn't 
it. This is not the artifact mirror I wanted.

Avatar: No, it isn't. It's a different one.

Nyx: What?

Avatar: This artifact mirror is said to have an interesting property. If it 
reflects the image of the one you intend to propose to, you'll get your wish.

Nyx: I don't understand.

Avatar: Then I'll make it clearer for you. Nyx, will you marry me?

Nyx: ... Unbelievable. Why would you toy with me like that?

Avatar: I'm not toying with you. It was a serious question.

Nyx: Indeed? That makes it even worse. I can never be married. Don't you 
understand? I'll be young forever. You'll grow old, and the wife walking 
beside you will be a young girl. People will talk. And they won't be saying 
nice things.

Avatar: I don't care how others see us. Not when I can see your true form.

Nyx: Come again?

Avatar: Well...maybe "see" isn't the right word. But I have a clear picture 
in my head of the older, more mature you. She's about shoulder height to me. 
A bit thin, just shy of gaunt. With long hair that drapes mysteriously over 
her childlike face...

Nyx: Avatar...

Avatar: In my mind, she has these charming crow's feet beneath her eyes when 
she laughs.

Nyx: That's enough about my wrinkles, please.

Avatar: Y-yes, well... If you want to see your true form, ask me and I'll 
describe her. I'll be your own artifact mirror.

Nyx: Hmhm. I wasn't expecting the artifact to be so big...or so talkative. 
But it works for me. Thank you, Avatar. I've never met anyone so invested in 
me as you. I feel like I could grow old with you... or the next best thing, 
anyway.

Avatar: So you'll marry me?

Nyx: Yes. If you'll have me, that is.

Avatar: I will. It's you I'm worried about-whether you'll still want me when 
I'm old and gray.

Nyx: Hmhm. I don't doubt that I will. You and I will stay happily 
together...forever.

(Live2D Confession)
Nyx: Somehow you always saw who I really was behind my veil of darkness... I 
had forgotten what love felt like. But this is it...this is love. Thank you. 
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A1. Selena C

Selena: Grr! Where did it go? Why am I the most cursed person in the entire 
world? Ughhh!

Avatar: Selena? I heard shouting... Is everything OK?

Selena: Um, obviously not! I can't find my yukata!

Avatar: Oh no! Wait, what's a yukata?

Selena: You don't even know what a yukata is? Well, for your information, 
it's a super- cute dress-type thing from Hoshido.

Avatar: Oh. But aren't you from Nohr?

Selena: What does that have to do with it? And who said I was from Nohr?

Avatar: Sorry, I'm confused-

Selena: Why does it matter where I'm from? I can wear whatever I want.

Avatar: No argument here. If the shoe fits...

Selena: I thought I told you it was a dress, not a shoe. And OF COURSE it 
fits-I looked fabulous! But now I CAN'T FIND IT.

Avatar: No need to shout... I'm sure it's around here somewhere...

Selena: Don't you know anything? I was fishing for a compliment there. Jeez!

Avatar: I'm sorry?

Selena: Whatever. Are you going to help me find my yukata or not?

Avatar: Well, it doesn't sound like I have a choice.

Selena: Not if you want to remain my third-best friend, mister. Now, c'mon, 
let's find that thing!

Avatar: OK, sounds good. Wait, THIRD best? Who are numbers one and-?

Selena: Oh, don't you worry your pretty little head off about them. 
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Selena B

Selena: Hey, Avatar! Didja find my yukata yet?

Avatar: Sorry, I haven't. But, to be honest, after we spent so much time 
looking the other day... I sort of assumed it was gone forever. So I haven't 
been looking very hard.

Selena: Ugh! You give up too easily.

Avatar: Well, I did look all around the castle, and I asked a few people 
about it.

Selena: Well, you feel that you tried your best. I guess that's good enough 
for some people.

Avatar: *sigh*

Selena: You're sighing? It's like you don't even WANT to find my yukata.

Avatar: Selena, I would truly like to help you find it, if only for my own 
personal relief. Maybe you could tell me a bit more about the garment...

Selena: All right... It's burgundy with a tiny cherry blossom pattern. It's 
the same color my mother used to wear a lot. But it probably looked better on 
her, of course...

Avatar: Why would you say that?

Selena: Well, she was perfect and she had perfect taste. Kinda hard to live 
up to that. Not that I don't come pretty darn close!

Avatar: She "was" perfect? Did she pass away?

Selena: Yeah, but whatever. I'm over it. Anyway, we're talking about my 
yukata here. You got the details memorized?

Avatar: Er, yes. Burgundy with cherry blossoms. Oh, one other thing. What 
size was it?

Selena: What SIZE?

Avatar: Er, yes?

Selena: That's kind of personal, don't you think? What if I asked you what 
color of underwear you were wearing, huh?

Avatar: Um...

Selena: Oh, great. Now you're probably thinking about MY underwear. You're so 
nosy, you know that?

Avatar: Selena, please listen! I wasn't thinking anything like that! I just 
want to help you find your yukata. I thought it might be helpful to know the 
size.

Selena: All right, fine. It's a regular size yukata. Not large, not small. 
REGULAR. Got it?

Avatar: Regular-sized. Got it.

Selena: Now, are you done interrogating me? Will you hurry up and start 
searching?

Avatar: Yes, I will be glad to take my leave of you at this point.

Selena: Wait, what do you mean by THAT? 
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Selena A

Selena: Hey, Avatar! Did you find my yukata yet or what?

Avatar: Well...

Selena: *sigh* Don't bother answering. I can tell by the look on your face. 
Whatever. It doesn't matter anymore.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Selena: I mean...we've both looked all over for the darn thing, and it's just 
gone. I'm sorry I wasted your time. I know you've got a lot of important 
stuff going on.

Avatar: Selena...

Selena: Just so we're clear, I'm not grateful.

Avatar: Well, I'm glad you could clear that up.

Selena: I guess I'll just have to make a new yukata. It'll probably be 
challenging, but with my level of talent, I'm sure it will turn out.

Avatar: I think that's a good idea, Selena. Camilla is always saying how 
talented you are.

Selena: She...she is? I mean... Of course she is. By the way, what's your 
size?

Avatar: My size? You got so upset when I asked about your size the other day.

Selena: Ughhh. This is for a gift so it's TOTALLY DIFFERENT, duh.

Avatar: Fair enough. I was just teasing! But you don't need to get me a gift.

Selena: Well don't worry. It's not like it's a good gift or anything. I just 
thought that if I had some leftover scraps of material... Maybe, if I had 
time, I could sew them together into a yukata for you. Whatever! I probably 
won't have enough material or I'll forget or something.

Avatar: I see. Well, it's the thought that counts.

Selena: Great. So now we just need to go find some cute fabric. Ready to go?

Avatar: Um...

Selena: What do you mean, "um"? Are you ready or not? Most people would BEG 
for a chance to go shopping with me.

Avatar: I'm sure I'll be begging for something by the end of the trip...

Selena: Ha, ha. C'mon, let's go! This is going to be fun. Hurry up!
(Selena leaves)

Avatar: And there she goes. Wait, I never told her what size I am! 
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Selena S

Avatar: Selena, how are you doing today?

Selena: Fine, fine. But what's going on? I was in the middle of something.

Avatar: Oh, I'm sorry to have interrupted you. What were you doing?

Selena: If you must know, I was packing. Remember how we couldn't find any 
decent fabric the other day? Well, I've got a lead on some premium silk, but 
I have to go pick it up. It's...a bit of a hike from here.

Avatar: Well, I'm glad I caught you. Because there's no need for you to go. 
Here, take this.

Selena: This fabric... It's the same as my missing yukata!

Avatar: Indeed! I found a place that was willing to make a custom order for 
you.

Selena: Oh, gods... I don't deserve this. I've been so awful to you. To 
everyone...

Avatar: No! Don't say that. I mean, sure, you've been prickly, but that's 
just who you are. Y'know, it's funny. I've actually grown somewhat fond of 
being belittled-

Selena: Then marry me.

Avatar: What?!

Selena: You heard me. Grow up and marry me, Avatar! Or are you a scared 
little baby? Waaah! Waaah!

Avatar: I...no. Wait. What?!

Selena: Look. I've got important things to do. I can't just sit around 
waiting for a proposal. So are you gonna marry me or what? Most people would 
kill for this opportunity, just so you know.

Avatar: Against all better judgment...I will. I will marry you, Selena!

Selena: Well, good! And you better make me the happiest woman in the world 
while you're at it!

Avatar: Does this count as the start of our honeymoon?
(Live2D Confession)

Selena: You're lucky to be marrying me. Just don't screw it up. 
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A1. Beruka C

Avatar: Hello, Beruka. What are you up to?

Beruka: ...

Avatar: ...Beruka?

Beruka: It is obvious. I'm repairing my weapon.

Avatar: Oh. Right. I suppose that is obvious. You know, I very much admire 
the care with which you treat your weapons. Which reminds me-the other day, 
when I saw you on the battlefield-

Beruka: State your business. Quickly.

Avatar: Huh? I don't really have any "business." I just thought it would be 
nice to chat.

Beruka: Why?

Avatar: Do I need a reason?

Beruka: If you do not have business, do not speak to me.

Avatar: Beruka... Very well. I'm sorry for bothering you.

Beruka: Thank you. I'll never understand how people enjoy such meaningless 
chatter.

Avatar: Well...I guess I'd say it's because people want to get to know one 
another. Even now, I feel I've gotten to know you just a little bit better.

Beruka: Why do you feel the need to get to know me?

Avatar: Because I'd like for us to be friends.

Beruka: Why?

Avatar: I...ah...I don't know. It sounds nice?

Beruka: You are strange. May I resume my task now?

Avatar: S-sure. Sorry to bother you. Maybe we can talk about this some other 
time... 
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Beruka B

Avatar: Working on your weapon again, Beruka?

Beruka: You again. I suppose this is good timing. I need to discuss something 
with you.

Avatar: Really? You want to talk with me? About what?

Beruka: Our conversation the other day confirmed my hatred of conversations. 
Yet you seemed to think it was a good thing, as it helped you "get to know" 
me. What benefit do you think there is to be had in getting to know one 
another?

Avatar: As I said before, it's because I would like for us to be friends.

Beruka: Friends? Hmph. These are things people have said about me: "Beruka is 
a monster. She does not feel. She is barely human." "Beruka is a peerless 
assassin. And there is a reason for that." "She'd murder her own mother if 
given the order." "She's a puppet. A sad, murderous little tool with no will 
of her own."

Avatar: Beruka...

Beruka: I do not tell you these things to defend myself against them. I am 
telling you because they are accurate descriptions. Do you understand now 
what kind of person I am?

Avatar: ...

Beruka: I had a mentor who taught me how to kill. I returned that generosity 
with violence. My mentor died by my hand. I did not hesitate for even a 
moment.

Avatar: What? Why would you do such a thing?

Beruka: Why? What a foolish question. I was ordered to. Nothing more, nothing 
less.

Avatar: ...

Beruka: I hope this has been enlightening. No good will come of "getting to 
know me" better. Now, excuse me. Milord.
(Beruka leaves)

Avatar: ... 
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Beruka A

Beruka: What are you doing here?

Avatar: Just came by to chat.

Beruka: Even after our last conversation? You are strange.

Avatar: Yep! That's me!

Beruka: So? What is it this time?

Avatar: Hm. Let's see... How about we talk about your family?

Beruka: My family? I don't remember them.

Avatar: Why not?

Beruka: I was abandoned before I was old enough to retain any memories. I 
don't even know who they were.

Avatar: I'm sorry. It sounds like I hit on a sensitive subject.

Beruka: Don't worry about it. It is what it is. I cannot blame them. They 
were neither good nor bad. Few in the slums even believed in such concepts. A 
man who was kind enough to give me bread was also a murderer. Was he "good"? 
Was he "evil"? Neither. He fed me. He killed. That is all. In the same way, 
my parents left me. In the same way, I kill. That is all.

Avatar: I see...

Beruka: May we be done now? This was pointless. Continuing it would only be 
more pointless.

Avatar: I disagree. You're an important ally, and I am grateful I've gotten 
to learn more about you.

Beruka: Ally? You think me an ally?

Avatar: Yes. Why wouldn't I?

Beruka: I told you I killed my mentor, correct? If given the order, I might 
kill you as quickly.

Avatar: Ha. Bring it on! I'll take you on with all I've got.

Beruka: You think you could defeat me?

Avatar: I don't know. But at the very least, I'd certainly make you work for 
it.

Beruka: ...Heh. You really are a strange one. But you're all right. 
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Beruka S

Avatar: Ah. There you are, Beruka.

Beruka: More questions?

Avatar: Not quite. Today, I wanted to tell you something.

Beruka: Yes?

Avatar: I'll cut straight to the chase. I want to build a family with you.

Beruka: Please repeat your order. I do not understand.

Avatar: It's not an order, Beruka. Here, let me put it another way. I love 
you. Will you marry me?

Beruka: I...

Avatar: Yes?

Beruka: I understand the words you are saying, but I think you must be 
mistaken. Are you well, milord?

Avatar: Yes. And I'm not mistaken. You're the one I want to spend my life 
with.

Beruka: I see. Then I am sorry. I'm not interested in marriage.

Avatar: You aren't? Why not?

Beruka: I cannot say I even truly understand what a family is. I was not 
raised in one. I cannot make something I don't understand.

Avatar: I wouldn't worry about that. I mean, I don't really know either.

Beruka: What do you mean?

Avatar: I've always had people who loved me and called me family, it's true. 
But I don't know what a normal family is like. Ones where the parents and 
children all live in the same place. Where they're all close and loving, and 
they see each other every day... That's why I want to have one. I think it 
would be a beautiful adventure for us both. So, will you reconsider?

Beruka: Is that-

Avatar: A wedding ring. Yes. I had it made especially for you.

Beruka: Hm.

Avatar: Beruka? What's wrong?

Beruka: I...don't know what to do.

Avatar: You can do whatever you want. I only ask you don't reject it out of 
fear that you won't be able to handle it. I will be by your side every step 
of the way. We'll help each other through it.

Beruka: I suppose I will hold on to it for now, then.

Avatar: Thank you.

Beruka: I also have one request.

Avatar: Anything.

Beruka: Up until now, we've mostly talked about me. But I want to learn more 
about you. I want you to tell me everything about yourself.

Avatar: I would be happy to. We have a great deal of talking to do, I think. 
But now we also have all the time in the world to do it.

Beruka: Yes. We do.

(Live2D Confession)
Beruka: This warm, cozy feeling... Is this happiness? I only now realize that 
I love you... 
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A1. Peri C

Peri: *sniff* *sniff* Waaaaah...

Avatar: Peri? What's wrong? Why are you here crying by yourself?

Peri: Lord Avatar... I uh...*sniff*... Waaaaaaah!

Avatar: It's hard to understand you while you're sobbing so hard. Can you 
tell me what happened?

Peri: Don't wanna...

Avatar: Why not?

Peri: Because...because you'll say the same thing as they all did... I'm 
gonna kill 'em.

Avatar: Um, what?

Peri: All the ones who made me cry! They're dead meat!

Avatar: H-hey, we all get mad sometimes, but...

Peri: No joke, I'm really gonna slaughter them all!

Avatar: (Whatever happened must have been serious... She's incoherent with 
rage. I'd better stay with her until she calms down...)

Peri: Urgh...*sniffle*... Waaaaaaaaaaaaah! 
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Peri B

Peri: Urgh...*sniffle* *sob* Waaaaaaah!
Avatar: Peri, are you crying again? Won't you please tell me what's upsetting 
you so much?

Peri: ...Why do you care?

Avatar: Why? Well, because we're allies.

Peri: Allies... Lord Xander said it's important to have those. In that case, 
I guess it's safe to tell you.

Avatar: I'm honored that you'd confide in me.

Peri: I'm sad because everyone looks at me like I'm weird.

Avatar: Really?

Peri: Yeah. But of course I'm different! I come from a really noble family.

Avatar: You're the daughter of nobility? No one mentioned that.

Peri: Well, now you know! At home, they called me Lady Peri, and I had 
servants waiting on me hand and foot. They all loved me, even when I killed a 
few of them.

Avatar: B-back up there. You killed your own servants?

Peri: Uh-huh. I was bored, so I picked up my sword, and TWHACK! I took a 
blood bath in the spray that came out! It's good for your skin, you know.

Avatar: E-eep... You...answer to Xander, yes?

Peri: I do! Me and Laslow are Lord Xander's top retainers. Lord Xander's 
great because he gives me lots of chances to bathe.

Avatar: (What was he thinking?!)

Peri: Did you say something?

Avatar: Me? No!

Peri: Lord Xander doesn't look at me weird, but everyone else sure does. 
Every soldier at the castle kept their distance from me.

Avatar: Do tell...

Peri: Some allies they were! They looked at me funny, and now they have to 
die!

Avatar: Th-there's no punishment you go to first before killing them? (Who 
have I let into my army?! I can't let her go killing people willy-nilly...!)

Peri: Thanks for listening. I feel a lot better! Here, you can have this in 
return. I baked it myself!

Avatar: A hidden talent, eh? Sure, I'll try it. Thank you very much, Peri.

Peri: You're very welcome! 
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Peri A

Peri: Oh! Lord Avatar!

Avatar: No tears today, Peri? That's encouraging.

Peri: I know! People still look at me funny... But now they all want to try 
my snacks!

Avatar: I'm glad for you.

Peri: I know what you did for me. You talked to them all and told them how 
good my snacks are.

Avatar: Guilty as charged. I really did enjoy it, though!

Peri: Thanks, Lord Avatar!

Avatar: It probably helped that I omitted the part about you killing your 
servants...

Peri: Sorry, I didn't catch that.

Avatar: Oh, er, I was just reviewing my agenda for the rest of the day.

Peri: What a great day! I'm going to keep churning out treats for everybody. 
Especially for you, Lord Avatar!

Avatar: For me?

Peri: Yup! I like being your ally. You were nice to me, so I'll be nice to 
you. Like when you listened to my problems.

Avatar: You're very welcome, Peri. I'm really pleased to see this outpouring 
of goodwill from you. I can see now why Xander chose you as his retainer.

Peri: Oh yeah?

Avatar: Yes. And I don't think it was entirely because of your bloodlust. 
Xander saw the kindness in you, and that's why he wanted you in his company. 
I want to make sure I recognize and reward kindness, just as he did.

Peri: Thanks, Lord Avatar. I hope you'll be kind to me, too. We'll be 
spending lots of time together!

Avatar: I'm looking forward to it. 
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Peri S

Peri: There you are, Lord Avatar! I was looking all over for you!

Avatar: Ah, Peri. I was looking for you too.

Peri: You were? Huh. Well, I'll go first anyway! Come see!

Avatar: See what...?

Peri: Ta-daaaa!

Avatar: Gods! This is enough to feed an army!

Peri: It's all for you, Lord Avatar!

Avatar: Really? Well...I am a bit peckish...

Peri: Do you like red meat?

Avatar: Of course.

Peri: Whew, because I have plenty here! Go on-have some!

Avatar: Maybe just a bite... Mmm! *chomp* *snarf* *nom* What is this, Peri? 
I've never had anything like it!

Peri: Yay! Lord Avatar likes it! I couldn't find any good ingredients, so I 
had my servants from home bring some!

Avatar: ...You didn't kill them afterward, right?

Peri: Of course not, silly. They did a great job!

Avatar: Whew... Peri...you know what I'd really like? If I could eat your 
amazing food every day.

Peri: You're serious? Lord Avatar, are you asking me to...?

Avatar: Yes. That's why I was looking for you, in fact.

Peri: Oh... I'm sorry, but... I can't be your personal chef!

Avatar: My what? N-no, that's not what I meant. What I wanted to ask was, 
um...your hand in marriage.

Peri: M-marriage? To Lord Avatar? Someone, pinch me...

Avatar: It's not a joke...or a dream. I genuinely feel that way about you.

Peri: I...I... Uh...urghh...*sniff* Waaaaaaaaah!

Avatar: Wh-why are you crying? Are you that opposed to the idea?

Peri: No, no! Crying isn't always for sad times. Sometimes I cry when I'm 
happy! And right now, I'm very, very happy. I love you too, Lord Avatar!

Avatar: Then you'll accept my proposal?

Peri: Yes...!

Avatar: Wonderful! I'll make sure our home is up to your aristocratic 
standards. I want you to live in the style you're accustomed to, with 
servants. I'll make sure to hire hardy folk, who won't die when you attack 
them.

Peri: This is perfect! I'm so excited! Thank you so much, Lord Avatar! I 
promise to be a good wife!

(Live2D Confession)
Peri: I know nothing will ever come between us...because I'll eviscerate 
anyone who tries. 
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A1. Charlotte C

Charlotte: Oh! Lord Avatar! I've finally found you!

Avatar: Hello, Charlotte. Was there something you needed?

Charlotte: Nothing for me, no. But for you, milord... For you I have made a 
wonderful lunch! I hope you haven't eaten yet...

Avatar: I haven't, no. That's very thoughtful of you, Charlotte.

Charlotte: It is, isn't it? I was back in my tent, thinking about how you're 
always fighting on the front lines... It seemed to me like a nice lunch might 
be exactly what you'd need!

Avatar: Thank you very much.

Charlotte: Could you...take a quick look at it, before you eat it? I just 
want to be sure that there is nothing in it that isn't to your liking. If 
there is, I'll throw it out and make you a whole new meal!

Avatar: I'm sure that won't be the case, but if it makes you feel better... 
... Just as I said, it looks perfect.

Charlotte: Really? I'm so happy to hear that! I poured my heart and soul into 
making this lunch for you, Lord Avatar. I started thinking about what I would 
make for you last night, and before I knew it... The sun had risen! Teehee! 
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

Avatar: *munch* *munch* Wow! This is fantastic, Charlotte! The way you've 
mixed the flavors is perfect!

Charlotte: Truly? I'm so glad to hear that! It makes all the effort worth it. 
*sniffle* Oh dear... Please excuse me, milady. I seem to be overwhelmed with 
gratitude... I must step away, or I'll make an absolute fool of myself.

Avatar: Of course, Charlotte. Thanks again. 
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Charlotte B

Charlotte: Wait, am I reading this right? THIS is how much we're getting 
paid?! What kind of... We're out there risking our lives, and this is all we 
get?! What kind of fools do they think we are? This is disgusting! Insulting! 
And...and... RAWR!

Avatar: Um... Hey, Charlotte...

Charlotte: !! O-oh my! Lord Avatar! Tee...hee...hee... What are you doing 
here?

Avatar: I just came by to return your lovely lunch box... Did I come by at a 
bad time?

Charlotte: No! Not at all! And that's so nice of you. Aww, you even washed it 
for me!

Avatar: No problem... Hey, this may sound rude, but you...are Charlotte, 
right?

Charlotte: What? Of course I am!

Avatar: But...you just punched that tree so hard it fell over. With your bare 
hands, too.

Charlotte: Punching? Me? Never! You must be mistaken.

Avatar: ...

Charlotte: All that happened was I reached out...with my fist...to lean on 
the tree. Then there was a huge gust of wind! THAT'S what must have toppled 
the tree. Teehee, it just made me look freakishly strong is all!

Avatar: A gust of wind? I didn't feel any wind...

Charlotte: ... Damn it!
(Charlotte leaves)

Avatar: Hey, Charlotte, wait! That was so strange. It was like she was two 
different people... Hrm? It looks like she dropped something here. Is this... 
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Charlotte A

Avatar: Charlotte, there you are! I've been looking all over for you.

Charlotte: Hrmph, what do you need, Lord Avatar? I'm kind of occupied. By the 
way, this is how I normally am. Shocking, I know.

Avatar: It is a little surprising, yes...

Charlotte: It really shouldn't be, though. Aren't all women like this? I 
mean, putting on an act in order to earn favor with others? It's exhausting, 
and it's nice to be able to drop it once in a while.

Avatar: Does this mean that you've given up putting on your act?

Charlotte: Ha! As if. Just because I've dropped the act with you doesn't mean 
I'm telling everyone. You're not the only person I was trying to butter up to 
get to like me. But I suppose there's no harm in being myself around you all 
the time. You're not going to judge me for acting, are you?

Avatar: Not at all. It's just surprising is all. I had no idea, to be honest. 
But I'd rather talk to the real Charlotte instead of the girl you pretend to 
be.

Charlotte: Really? Wow...

Avatar: Anyway, that's not why I came by today. I just wanted to return your 
lunch box. You left in such a hurry before, you forgot it. That really was 
one of the best lunches I have ever eaten.

Charlotte: I... Thank you, Lord Avatar. It's wonderful to hear that...

Avatar: I'm glad to say it. It really was a treat. Also, I wanted to return 
this to you. You left it behind as well. It looked important, so...

Charlotte: Is that... Ahhh! Give it here! ... It's...for sending money...

Avatar: You mail money? Who do you send it to?

Charlotte: My parents. It may be surprising to learn, but I actually care 
deeply about them. Growing up, we never had much, but they always made sure I 
knew they loved me. Ever since I left home, I've made sure to send them money 
whenever I can. ...I can imagine you don't believe a word I'm saying though, 
huh?

Avatar: No, I believe you. After all, you have no reason to lie to me about 
this, right? When you were pretending, you seemed helpless and frail. Without 
that act, you seem much stronger. And also...more direct.

Charlotte: Heh. Usually people just say I seem really, really scary. In any 
case, I have no reason to hold back in battle now.

Avatar: That is very true. And I imagine, seeing you going all in during 
battle... I'll be driven to fight better, too!

Charlotte: Lord Avatar, I'll work hard to serve you in any way you need... 
But don't even THINK about telling anyone about the real me, OK?

Avatar: Ahaha, I promise. 
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Charlotte S

Charlotte: Why the sudden summons?

Avatar: After our last conversation, I thought I'd try opening up a bit, like 
you. There is some real value in being honest, and I'd like to do that with 
you.

Charlotte: I am...very confused right now.

Avatar: What I'm trying to say is... I love you.

Charlotte: What?! Milord, you're speaking crazy talk. You need to see a 
healer.

Avatar: I'm perfectly fine, Charlotte.

Charlotte: If you are in your right mind, then you should know how rude it is 
to mock people.

Avatar: I'm not making fun of you! I'm very serious, Charlotte.

Charlotte: We...we did talk about how my helpless- woman thing is an act, 
right? How I'm actually an aggressive, tree- smashing girl?

Avatar: Heh, didn't you say the wind blew that tree over?

Charlotte: Shut up-you know that was a lie. My point is, I wasn't honest with 
you before. How can you trust me?

Avatar: I think I'd be worried about the kind of person I am if your secrets 
bothered me. Everyone has something they'd rather not show to the world. 
You're human, Charlotte. And the kind of person you actually are is who I 
love.

Charlotte: *sniff* *sniff*

Avatar: Is something wrong?

Charlotte: The tears... They won't stop!! And in case you weren't sure, these 
are genuine tears. Sure, I can cry on command, but this is something else 
entirely!

Avatar: I believe you, but...why are you crying?

Charlotte: Because hearing you say that is one of the nicest things I've ever 
heard... And I've gotten people to say some really nice things about me. 
But...are you sure you want to be with me? Really sure?

Avatar: I am completely sure. I think every day with you will be exciting.

Charlotte: Avatar... I'm not entirely sure you're all right in the head.

Avatar: That could be true, hahah. But if so, isn't that a good thing? Two 
people, crazy and in love, could never tire of each other.

Charlotte: ... You might be right. Thank you, Avatar.

(Live2D Confession)
Charlotte: I love you, darling. I've always dreamt of this moment! I did 
think there would be more golden things around, though... 
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A1. Caeldori C

Avatar: *yawn* Woke up a little early today. Maybe I should make the 
rounds...

Caeldori: *pant* *pant* Oh, Lord Avatar! Good morning!

Avatar: Morning! What are you doing up so early?

Caeldori: Just doing my morning training. I've been sprinting for the last 
hour!

Avatar: Wow! How many sprints have you done?

Caeldori: Huh? Just the one!

Avatar: Y-you mean you've been sprinting for an hour straight?!

Caeldori: Yeah. I just wish I could go for longer. This is nothing compared 
to what Father can do. If he wanted, he'd be up even earlier, doing mountain 
trails at top speed, no sweat!

Avatar: Ah...did Subaki tell you this?

Caeldori: Nope! But Father is perfect, so I'm sure it'd be a piece of cake 
for him.

Avatar: Right. Um. You really look up to your father, don't you?

Caeldori: Don't we all? By the way, did you know that he praises you a lot 
too, Lord Avatar? Not just that you're a skilled fighter, but that you've a 
good mind for strategy too. He also says you're very knowledgeable and 
charismatic.

Avatar: Huh. Really? I never knew he thought all that.

Caeldori: He says that sometimes he thinks you must be a gift to us from the 
heavens. One of those rare people who can do just about anything. A hero who 
appears in times of terrible crisis.

Avatar: Uh. Does he now? I think he might have gotten a little carried 
away...

Caeldori: Lord Avatar-will you be my mentor?

Avatar: What?! Why?

Caeldori: I told you-Father has so much respect for you! There must be so 
much you could teach me! Please, make me your disciple!

Avatar: But don't you think Subaki would make a better mentor than me?

Caeldori: Maybe...but he always says he doesn't like doing that sort of 
thing. Teaching, I mean. He didn't even change his mind when I said he was 
the only one who'd do! I kept saying "You're the best there is!" but he 
started sweating and just left. Funny enough, that's when he told me how 
incredible you were!

Avatar: Oh. (Oh, Subaki-why hast thou forsaken me?)

Caeldori: Huh? Did you say something?

Avatar: No, no! Haha! It's nothing, just talking to myself.

Caeldori: OK! Well then, I look forward to receiving your sure-handed 
guidance in the future!
(Caeldori leaves)

Avatar: Good grief. So Subaki set me up. Ah, well, I can't say I blame him. 
He probably just didn't want to let her down. Let's hope I don't, either... 
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Caeldori B

Caeldori: Hah! Hyah!

Avatar: Whoa-whoa-whoa?!
(Avatar falls)

Caeldori: Oh no! Are you OK, Lord Avatar?!

Avatar: Y-yeah. I think so. Just slipped. Haha...

Caeldori: I'm sorry. I got carried away and went overboard. You could have 
really been hurt!

Avatar: No, it's not your fault. I was just clumsy.

Caeldori: Lord Avatar... You're amazing! To downplay my mistake in order to 
make me reflect further on it!

Avatar: What?

Caeldori: Wait. And now that I think about it, my blow didn't even land on 
you. You said you fell, but you really just dodged it, didn't you?

Avatar: Er, tempting as it may be to say so, I really did just slip.

Caeldori: The skill it must have taken to dodge that and make it look like a 
mistake! Incredible! Wait! And you're trying to deceive me... A-ha! I see 
what you're up to! Article 53 of Book 9 of Royal Discourses on Military 
Strategy! You sly fox!

Avatar: Caeldori, look-

Caeldori: "In war one should look to deceive one's enemies as to one's own 
strengths." "That is the true path to success." You were trying to teach me 
another lesson! Wow...I wonder what other lessons you've been subtly trying 
to teach me!

Avatar: Uh...

Caeldori: "Do not be ostentatious, but rather act as if success happens by 
chance." Page 30 in Article 8 of Book 18! I knew Father was right about you! 
I'm so glad you agreed to teach me.

Avatar: Uh, yeah...me too. 
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Caeldori A

Caeldori: *pant* *pant*

Avatar: Caeldori? What's wrong? I thought you did your naginata training in 
the morning.

Caeldori: I didn't...have time to train this morning... so I'm doing it 
now...instead!

Avatar: But the sun's about to go down. It's not safe to train at night. 
Maybe you should call it a day.

Caeldori: No! *grunt* I have...to finish. If I skip even one day...all my 
hard work... will have been for nothing!

Avatar: But if you overexert yourself and get hurt, it'll be even worse!

Caeldori: I'm fine. A few extra...repetitions aren't gonna...kill me. I know 
my...limits! Ahhhhh. Phew. Break time.

Avatar: Look, Caeldori, I think it's very admirable how strict you are about 
your routines. But what exactly are you trying to accomplish?

Caeldori: What do you mean?

Avatar: I mean you're already incredibly skilled in one-on-one fights. Only 
very few with comparable arms and armor can stand against you.

Caeldori: Which is exactly why I must train-to maintain my skills in this 
area.

Avatar: That's a great sentiment, but I think there are other things you 
could be working on. For example, I've noticed that in the field, your 
teamwork isn't always perfect. Sometimes you go too fast, or take risks to 
yourself in order to help others. It's laudable, but dangerous. An army must 
fight as one body, not many. So it may be better to save your energy for our 
team drills.

Caeldori: Hm. You're right. I never thought of it like that before. My 
apologies, milord. I promise to do better in the future. For tonight, I'll 
rest up and reserve my energy for tomorrow's team drills.

Avatar: Wonderful. Thank you for listening to me, Caeldori.

Caeldori: Of course. You're very wise, milord. It looks as though I've much 
to learn from you yet.

Avatar: Er-I mean, "wise" might be a tad overstating it. I didn't say 
anything special.

Caeldori: To think, my mentor is such an incredible man. Such genius! Oh, I 
so look forward to our future lessons!
(Caeldori leaves)

Avatar: Ack. I was really hoping she'd be over that stuff by now. But I guess 
it's not the worst thing in the world to have someone look up to you. I'll 
just have to work that much harder to make sure I don't disappoint her! 
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Caeldori S

Caeldori: Avatar. Are you free?

Avatar: I am. Is it time to begin today's lessons already? What did you want 
to do first? Sparring, small-unit tactics, military logistics... Heh. It just 
struck me. I've been working much harder to improve myself lately. Ever since 
you became my pupil, I've just been so driven. It may be bad for a mentor to 
say this, but I almost don't want you to outpace me. I don't want to lose 
you, I guess. Haha.

Caeldori: Truly? Then...I've a favor to ask you. I want you to teach me 
something new.

Avatar: Something new? OK, sure. I'll do my best. I'm a little nervous 
though. I'm anxious you'll throw a really complicated question at me. But 
whatever it is, I'll answer it! It's my duty as a teacher!

Caeldori: OK. Here goes.

Avatar: Something the matter, Caeldori? You're blushing.

Caeldori: I've admired Father all my life, and so I've always striven to be 
perfect like him. But since I became your pupil, I've come to see other 
things are more important. Instead of trying to be a perfect person, I now 
want to be a good person.

Avatar: A good person?

Caeldori: Yes. Like you. You always put the needs of others before your own. 
Even when dangerous, you choose mercy, compassion, and kindness over all 
else. And I started to think that I'd like to be that kind of person too.

Avatar: Haha. Thank you for the kind words, but I don't know if I'm as 
saintly as you think. But as far as trying to be a good person- that's a 
noble goal. It's a bit vague, though. Is there anything in particular you'd 
like me to teach you?

Caeldori: Yes. You have many wonderful qualities, but the one I admire most 
is your compassion... So...I want you to teach me...about love.

Avatar: Agh-um-er-you-what?!

Caeldori: I see. That's OK. It was foolish of me to ask.

Avatar: I-I just don't think I have anything to teach you. I mean, there's 
nothing to teach, right? You just have to learn for yourself. Besides, I'm 
not sure how it would help you to be a good person...

Caeldori: OK! I'm sorry! You look so flustered. This isn't at all how I'd 
wanted things to go... Why do I always fall in love with men who never love 
me back? In the Deeprealms, I fell in love with my guardian...who was 
married. With kids. And after I left, I fell for someone who turned out to be 
engaged to another. Agh! I'm so pathetic! How will Father ever respect me?

Avatar: You went through all that? I'm so sorry! I didn't mean to- I never- 
Wait, does this mean you love...?

Caeldori: You? Yes, it does.

Avatar: I-I see...

Caeldori: If you're going to reject me, then get on with it. I understand. 
It's what's always happened. I'm used to it by now.

Avatar: No, no. Caeldori...I love you too. It's just...

Caeldori: What? What is it?

Avatar: If we're to be together, I can't be your mentor anymore. We must be 
equals. I'll still teach you things, but I want to learn from you as well. Is 
that OK?

Caeldori: Yes! Of course it is! Oh, Avatar. So then you'll be mine?

Avatar: Well, in that case...yes. I will.

Caeldori: Really?! Thank you! Thank you so much!

Avatar: Haha. There's no need to thank me, Caeldori. I'm not doing it as a 
favor. I'm doing it because I love you.

Caeldori: Oh. Yes, of course. I'm just so happy. It's like all my prayers 
have been answered. It's the first time in my life I've ever felt this way. I 
promise, I will do everything in my power to make you happy...my love.

(Live2D Confession)
Caeldori: Our love is eternal; somehow I just know it. If we cross paths 
again in a distant future, dear love...promise you'll remember me. Promise... 
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A1. Mitama C

Avatar: Mitama? Mitama, you in there? She's not coming out, but I know I 
heard her...

Mitama: I've nothing to say / I will never come outside / Away from my bed.

Avatar: Oh, so you ARE in there! Perfect.

Mitama: H-hey! Were you not listening? I told you! "I will never come 
outside"!

Avatar: I know! That's why I came in.

Mitama: Oh. Right. So...what did you want?

Avatar: Nothing in particular. I just wanted to come chat with you, is all. 
You're always locked up in your room. I figured you must get lonely 
sometimes. I know I was.

Mitama: You were? Did you used to lock yourself away as well?

Avatar: Not quite. Unlike you, I wasn't exactly allowed to leave. Or...is 
there something keeping you in that I'm not aware of?

Mitama: To be all alone / Cloistered from the fallen world / It is a 
blessing. There is nothing compelling me to remain. I simply enjoy it.

Avatar: I figured as much. So what do you spend all your time doing inside?

Mitama: As you no doubt have guessed, I read and write poems. Haiku, in 
particular.

Avatar: Haiku?

Mitama: It is a poetic form belonging to the Hoshidan literary tradition. The 
first line contains five syllables. The second, seven. The third, five again. 
It lends itself to brevity and the juxtaposition of striking images.

Avatar: 5-7-5, huh? Maybe I can come up with one! Sweet Mitama / Loves to 
read and write haiku / A poetic form. How was that?

Mitama: You used four syllables in the first line!

Avatar: Oh. You're right. OK, OK! Let me try again. Courage and genius / Are 
less important in war, I think / Than weapons and foodstuffs. How's that?

Mitama: I am concerned for you. Do you not know how to count? The syllables 
were all wrong. And pointlessly so! You could have just removed the "I think" 
and changed "foodstuffs" to "food"! I do not understand how one could 
possibly be so inept. Thank goodness our victory does not depend upon your 
poetic skills.

Avatar: I'm sorry. This stuff is harder than I'd thought. But I won't give 
up!

Mitama: Slim expectations / A heavy sigh escapes me / Little more to say. 
*sigh* I will await your improvement with few to no expectations. Good day. 
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Mitama B

Avatar: Ate beef ribs last night / But they were not very good / Unmarinated. 
Woke up this morning / With a really weird cowlick / Isn't that something? 
How about those? Am I a master poet yet?

Mitama: Well, I suppose they do follow the 5-7-5 pattern. But... *sigh*

Avatar: What's wrong? Did I not do a good job?

Mitama: No. Syllable count is not the only thing of importance in the 
composition of haiku. You need to consider the images you invoke and the 
emotions you evoke. The ideas of transience, imperfection, and incompleteness 
are key here. Together, they embody "wabi-sabi."

Avatar: Wabi...sabi? Like wasabi?

Mitama: Teehee. No. Wabi-sabi is a Hoshidan aesthetic worldview. Good haiku 
always show an understanding of and appreciation for wabi-sabi. Here, allow 
me to compose an example for you: So long you've been gone / I will become 
young again / Before you return. This is a poem about a woman waiting for her 
husband to come back to her. She has grown old waiting and believes he will 
never come back.

Avatar: Oh, I get it! She says she'll be young again before he returns 
because it's impossible!

Mitama: Yes, but that's not the only meaning. His return would also bring her 
a youthful joy. Or, alternatively, it could mean she will die and be reborn 
before he comes back. The concision of the haiku form therefore allows for 
much ambiguity. And this is where much of a poem's beauty lies-in its 
ambiguity.

Avatar: Wow. You really know your stuff, don't you, Mitama? Please, go on. 
I'd like to hear another one.

Mitama: I would be happy to. Listen: A blast of cold wind / White crystals 
drift from heaven / The gray firmament. Observe how the word "winter" is 
never used, yet it is present throughout. Seasonal terms are used to indicate 
it without telling the reader outright.

Avatar: I see, I see! Very good! I think I'm starting to get it.

Mitama: That is the key to haiku-to subtly stir the heart through simple, 
suggestive images. I encourage you to try to use such seasonal terms in your 
own poems.

Avatar: I see. But this makes me wonder... If you write about seasons so 
much, shouldn't you go outside more?

Mitama: Huh?! W-well, I...I...

Avatar: It just seems like you'd have a better idea of what to write if you 
experience them.

Mitama: Well, that may be true, but-

Avatar: Splendid! Then let's go out next time and get some fresh air.

Mitama: Um, O-OK. Sure. I cannot say "no" / Inexorable logic / Compels me to 
go. 
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Mitama A

Mitama: The soul of Nature / Stirs in the stillest dewdrops / Gems on 
greening leaves.

Avatar: Hm. So with this one you're saying that water is the essence of all 
life, right? Because it's the "soul" of every living thing in nature?

Mitama: Precisely. Now, for something new: In red evening / When the crows 
caw their sad song / I contemplate time. Burning now through the mountains / 
Is the sadness of their song. This is a slightly different form, called the 
tanka. It's like a haiku, but with five lines. The last two have seven 
syllables.

Avatar: I see. It's very beautiful. And this one is about autumn, right? "Red 
evening" doesn't just mean any old sunset, does it?

Mitama: You are exactly correct. I'm impressed you caught that. It means 
you've been listening. It makes me very happy to see you've begun to 
understand haiku.

Avatar: Thanks! I think I've started to enjoy writing them too. Here, let me 
try one: The air glittering / In the spaces between trees / Sunlight dripping 
through.

Mitama: Very good! Such beautiful imagery. And you used a deft hand in 
indicating the season. The air glitters because there is both sunshine and 
rain; hence, springtime.

Avatar: Heh. Can't get anything past you, can I? OK, now I want to try a 
tanka. Here goes! A vision in dreams / The dark skyline of my home / Alights 
on my sight. Arms reach for this outer dark / But my legs walk in the light.

Mitama: Is this a poem about your home country?

Avatar: Haha. You got me. Last night I dreamed of Nohr.

Mitama: I see. You miss it so much, and yet do not abandon your task. That is 
true strength. Well, in any case, you have improved greatly. I have nothing 
more to teach you.

Avatar: You think so? Well, anything I've learned has been because of you. 
Though I admit, most of my images come from being outside, not from other 
poems.

Mitama: I...see. What an unpleasant way to write.

Avatar: Maybe you should spend a little more time outside too, Mitama. It can 
only help your poetry, right?

Mitama: I shall think about it. Somewhat. Maybe.

Avatar: You want to go on a hike tomorrow? Sounds great! I'll see you soon! 
Bye!
(Avatar leaves)

Mitama: ...Did he do all this just to get me to come outside more? Heh. The 
trickster prevails / But leaves his victim happy / For such are his charms. I 
think I like this man. 
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Mitama S

Avatar: ...

Mitama: H-hello? Avatar? I thought you wanted to read me a new poem of 
yours...

Avatar: Ah-uh-well, yes. I-I just feel shy, I guess.

Mitama: *sigh* I understand. It can be scary to share something you've 
created. You're also revealing what's in your heart. But that should not stop 
you. A true poet's work / Only reaches transcendence / By baring his soul. It 
is only through vulnerability that we learn to be stronger.

Avatar: OK. You're right. I'll read it to you.

Mitama: I am all ears.

Avatar: Only through poems / Did I come to understand / These feelings 
inside.

Mitama: Hm?

Avatar: I offer my love / To the woman I adore / Through these, my verses. 
Everything I feel / All that resides in my heart / Is for you, my star.

Mitama: What?! You mean...

Avatar: Haha. Yes. This was more than just a poem. It was a confession.

Mitama: I can't believe it. You really feel that way about me? I am 
overwhelmed / Such confusion in my heart / Foolish, wild, and blind.

Avatar: I'm sorry. I know this is sudden, but I could not hide my feelings 
any longer.

Mitama: Your poem, just now / Has shattered my very soul / With supernal 
might.

Avatar: Shattered?! What's supernal? I'm sorry, Mitama! Have I offended you?

Mitama: You left me stricken / Smote me with the blade of love / You left me 
stricken.

Avatar: By the blade of love... Wait. Do you mean stricken in a good way, 
then? So...you're actually happy about my confession?

Mitama: Yes. I am. I am so very happy, I could cry. This is the first time 
I've written poems with such emotion. Will you stay by my side forever and 
write poems with me?

Avatar: I would have it no other way.

Mitama: My heart is giddy / A new adventure awaits / We go together! Heehee. 
I love you, Avatar!

(Live2D Confession)
Mitama: How can it be that at the happiest moment of my life, I cannot think 
of a haiku? Oh, well. You know I love you, right? 
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A1. Rhajat C

Avatar: ...

Rhajat: *stare*

Avatar: Hello, Rhajat. Did you need something?

Rhajat: Nope. *stare*

Avatar: I see. Well, would you mind not staring at me so intently?

Rhajat: Why? I'm not making any noise or physically disturbing you.

Avatar: I suppose that's true. But it just makes me feel a little 
uncomfortable. It seems every time I turn around, you're there, peeking at 
me.

Rhajat: Don't worry about it. I'm just watching over you.

Avatar: But why?

Rhajat: Because you're my soul mate, of course.

Avatar: What makes you say that? We barely know each other!

Rhajat: Because you saved my life. Watching over you for the rest of yours is 
the least I can do.

Avatar: I actually think that's the MOST you can do, Rhajat. And it's not 
necessary. Yes, I saved your life, but you would have done the same for me. 
As would anyone.

Rhajat: Uh...sure. Anyway, even if you hadn't saved my life, our fates were 
already intertwined.

Avatar: How so?

Rhajat: You really don't remember? Muhahaha...this is going to be fun. I'll 
be observing you even more carefully from now on...

Avatar: Well, this went poorly... 
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Rhajat B

Rhajat: Heh heh...

Avatar: Ahem.

Rhajat: Hahahahahaha...

Avatar: AHEM!

Rhajat: Hee...

Avatar: You know, Rhajat...you're not as stealthy as you think you are. I can 
hear you laughing!

Rhajat: I'm not laughing. I'm GIGGLING. Because following you around makes me 
giddy! And because I have a secret.

Avatar: Why don't you just tell me what it is? You know you want to.

Rhajat: No, this is much more fun. Muhaha!

Avatar: Fine. I'm not going to do anything for the rest of the day. You can 
just stand there and watch me do nothing if you want.

Rhajat: Ugh. Fine. If you're gonna be that way, I guess I'll spill the magic 
beans.

Avatar: Great. Let's hear it.

Rhajat: Well...you've been wondering why I'm so obsessed with you...

Avatar: Because I saved your life. Right?

Rhajat: No. Because you saved my life TWICE.

Avatar: What?! How is that possible? We never met before Hayato led us to 
your village.

Rhajat: Oh yes, we did... Do you remember when you came to visit my 
Deeprealm? There was a wild little girl there who ran around tirelessly, 
curious about everything.

Avatar: That was you?!

Rhajat: It was! I know it doesn't sound like me at all...but my whole life 
changed that day. In all my youthful enthusiasm, I nearly ran myself straight 
off a cliff. But you were there to catch me. It took me until the other day 
to make the connection that it was you. Heh, heh...

Avatar: Gods...I do remember that! But that little girl-I mean, you... You 
were so different. So...outgoing.

Rhajat: Yeah, well...that incident changed everything.

Avatar: I'm so sorry.

Rhajat: Don't be! It was the happiest day of my life. It made me realize that 
life is precious and I should be a little more selfish. Hayato hated it, but 
I started dabbling in the dark arts...teaching myself magic. Honestly, I owe 
you everything.

Avatar: Well, you're welcome. I guess...

Rhajat: Is that all you have to say?

Avatar: I'm sorry. I'm just in shock. I might need a little time to process 
this.

Rhajat: OK. See ya.

Avatar: Wait! Rhajat!

Rhajat: Yes?

Avatar: I...uh. About that time...

Rhajat: Spit it out, Avatar!

Avatar: Sorry. It's nothing. Let's talk later.

Rhajat: Hmm... 
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Rhajat A

Rhajat: Avatar...I need to know something. What were you about to say the 
other day?

Avatar: Oh, right. It was nothing. I was just going to apologize.

Rhajat: For...what?

Avatar: For the way I treated you when you first started stalking-I mean 
WATCHING-me. I see now how much impact I've had in your life... It's totally 
understandable that you'd have strong feelings toward me.

Rhajat: Understandable, huh... You're talking to me like I'm still a little 
girl.

Avatar: Gah! You're right. I'm sorry again. Let's start over, shall we? I'm 
Avatar-nice to meet you! Let's pretend I haven't saved your life twice.

Rhajat: Ooh, role-playing... I like it. I'm Rhajat. I like cursing people, 
stalking people, and long walks through the graveyard. Heehee!

Avatar: Haha! Wait. You weren't joking, were you?

Rhajat: You're so cute when you pretend to be terrified of me. Heh, heh...

Avatar: Yes. I was pretending. 
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Rhajat S

Avatar: ... I know you're following me, Rhajat. I can hear you giggling 
again.

Rhajat: Heh. Aww, it's no fun if I can't surprise you every so often. Lately 
you've been noticing me right away.

Avatar: Well, one should get to know his own stalker-that's what I always 
say. So, did you need something?

Rhajat: Actually...yes.

Avatar: Well? Is it bad? You look upset.

Rhajat: I...I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to stop following 
you around.

Avatar: Really? Why?

Rhajat: Because that's what you want, isn't it? I've been a nuisance this 
whole time. That's no way to treat your hero.

Avatar: Your...hero? Gods... Rhajat, I'm so sorry to have given you the wrong 
impression. To be honest...I've enjoyed having you around...pretty much all 
of the time.

Rhajat: Do you mean that?

Avatar: I do. I don't know what I'd do anymore if I looked up and you weren't 
there. I...I've even followed YOU around once or twice.

Rhajat: What?! And I didn't notice? Grr!

Avatar: Hah! Maybe I've learned a thing or two from you.

Rhajat: I assure you that you still have more to learn. But I'm glad to see 
that you're becoming as obsessed with me as I am with you.

Avatar: Perhaps we should stop sneaking around each other like this... I'd 
like to spend the rest of my life with you in plain sight.

Rhajat: Eh, that doesn't sound so great. I'd like to be stalking you at least 
20 percent of the time.

Avatar: Fair enough. Will you marry me, Rhajat?

Rhajat: I will. I love you, Avatar!

(Live2D Confession)
Rhajat: I've got you right where I want you. And I'm never going to let go... 
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A1. Selkie C

Selkie: Grrrrr!
 
Avatar: Selkie?! Why are you growling at me like that?
 
Selkie: RAWR!
 
Avatar: OK, I can see that you're upset. But can we talk this through?
 
Selkie: Ugh, FINE. I just want to know why you interrupted me in that battle!
 
Avatar: You mean when you were about to finish off that opponent?
 
Selkie: Yeah! We're supposed to be on the same team. What were you thinking?
 
Avatar: Selkie, that opponent was already defeated. I stopped you out of 
mercy.
 
Selkie: Defeated? He was still alive. He could have healed and attacked any 
one of us! Besides, when I'm in my animal form, it's not easy to just pull 
back like that. You of all people should understand.
 
Avatar: I'm afraid that I don't have the same kind of hunting instinct that 
you do. But I must ask you, for all of our sakes, to remain focused on the 
battlefield. Think about how your actions are impacting the greater cause.
 
Selkie: Meh, I don't get it. You're going to have to do better than that.
 
Avatar: *sigh*
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Selkie B

Avatar: Selkie? What's the matter? And what's that in your mouth?
 
Selkie: *nom* *nom* *nom* It was a bird, of course! I was going to see if you 
wanted one. So...do you? It'd only take me a minute to catch another.
 
Avatar: Thanks, but no thanks.
 
Selkie: Your loss! Bird meat is delicious because it's so fatty. Mmm... I may 
need to catch another one for myself...
Avatar: You must be a pretty good hunter if it's that easy for you to catch a 
bird.
 
Selkie: Well, I don't mean to brag, but I once caught 50 birds in a day. 
But...I don't catch that many anymore.
 
Avatar: Oh? Why's that?
 
Selkie: Well, my dad told me that if I keep on catching that many, they'll 
disappear. So, I usually only catch one or two if I'm hungry or if I want to 
sell one at market.
 
Avatar: That seems quite reasonable. And...it sort of relates to what we were 
talking about the other day.
 
Selkie: I don't remember... What were we talking about?
 
Avatar: Remember the soldier you felled in battle? You were going in for the 
coup de grace, and I stopped you.
 
Selkie: The coup de what now?
 
Avatar: You were going to kill him, Selkie. Even though he no longer posed a 
threat. Sometimes it's important to show a little mercy. You never know... It 
could come back and benefit you later.
 
Selkie: Or HE could come back from his injury and stab me when I'm not 
looking!
 
Avatar: It's possible...but unlikely, given that both of his arms were 
broken. Anyway, the point is that that soldier could have offered us 
information. And what if you found yourself in a similar situation? Disarmed, 
disabled, but still alive... Would you want a second chance?
 
Selkie: Hmm...
 
Avatar: There's a certain balance to the world, I think. We'd do well not to 
disrupt it.
 
Selkie: Balance, eh? All right, got it. Thanks, Avatar!
 
Avatar: I hope I got through...
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Selkie A

Selkie: Avatar! Avatar!  Did you see me?
 
Avatar: Hi, Selkie. Did I see you...when?
 
Selkie: In the last battle, silly!
 
Avatar: Ah. I did! You stopped attacking the moment the enemy lost the will 
to fight. I was extremely proud of your judgment.
 
Selkie: Yay! I told you I understood your lesson. And I knew you'd be proud.
 
Avatar: So, how did it feel? Were you worried about a fallen enemy springing 
back to life?
 
Selkie: A little bit, to be honest. And I also really like fighting, so it 
was hard to stop when I was having fun... But what you said makes a lot of 
sense. If I catch all the birds at once, I won't have the fun of catching 
them later!
 
Avatar: Excellent. I'm sure glad you're on my side, Selkie.
 
Selkie: Me too, Avatar! See you later!
 
Avatar: I wish I could be that carefree at the end of a bloody battle...
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Selkie S

Selkie: Hey, Avatar Get over here! *pounce*
 
Avatar: Selkie! What are you doing? Get off of me!
 
Selkie: What? What's the big deal? You don't wanna wrestle?
 
Avatar: No! I...I don't think it's appropriate.
 
Selkie: Pfft. Appropriate? I wrestle like this with all of my friends!
 
Avatar: Well...I guess I've been starting to think of us as more than just 
friends, Selkie.
 
Selkie: Oh, yeah! You're totally like my BEST friend these days. And you're 
also kinda like a teacher. I've learned a ton from you.
 
Avatar: Er, I'd rather that you didn't think of me that way...
 
Selkie: Heehee! Too bad, teach! Now, try and get out of this headlock!
 
Avatar: Selkie! I said stop!
 
Selkie: Aww, you really mean it, huh?
 
Avatar: Yes, Selkie. I do. I'm sorry for pushing you away like that.
 
Selkie: No, I'm sorry for being so wild and goofy. Do...do you hate me?
 
Avatar: No! Just the opposite! I mean... Ugh...why is this so hard?
 
Selkie: Just say whatever it is you're trying to say, silly! As long as you 
don't hate me, I promise I won't get offended.
 
Avatar: OK. Here goes. I...I think you're really cute, Selkie.
 
Selkie: Is that it? 'Cause I think you're kinda cute too, dum-dum.
 
Avatar: But...it's more than that. When you're around, my heart starts racing 
and I get flustered...
 
Selkie: Well, that sounds like...
 
Avatar: I'm in love with you. There, I said it. Now I guess you can go ahead 
and put me in that headlock...
 
Selkie: Aww, if I put you in a headlock, it's going to be a headlock of love.
 
Avatar: So, er...somewhat like a hug?
 
Selkie: Yeah! I think I'm in love with you, too. This is great!
 
Avatar: Is this really happening? Surely love can't be this easy...
 
Selkie: Why not? It should be the easiest thing in the world, shouldn't it?
 
Avatar: Well, it seems you're the one who should\nbe offering me lessons. 
Because I think you're right.

(Live2D Confession)
Selkie: Aww, you're the best! Get ready for a love tackle! 
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A1. Ophelia C

Avatar: Have a moment, Ophelia?

Ophelia: No. I'm in the middle of soaking up the duskiness of my immediate 
atmosphere.

Avatar: Er, what?

Ophelia: I'm meditating.

Avatar: Oh, I see.

Ophelia: Can our spirits commune later?

Avatar: Sure. I didn't mean to bother you. I only found a gemstone that you 
dropped. I'll leave it over here.

Ophelia: A gemstone? Th-that's one of my most precious pieces of quartz!

Avatar: It is? Glad I found it then.

Ophelia: This gemstone can only be wielded by the purest of maidens to read 
the stars. How could I have dropped something so important to my methods?! 
Thank you, Avatar.

Avatar: (I had no idea a speck of quartz could be such a big deal.)

Ophelia: Hmm? Say something?

Avatar: Uh, no. Nothing at all.

Ophelia: Ha! Few alive could know the true value of this gemstone. In fact, 
only chosen ones know, like my father and I.

Avatar: Chosen ones?

Ophelia: Exactly. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll get back to soaking up 
duskiness from the atmosphere. 
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Ophelia B

Avatar: Hello, Ophelia.

Ophelia: ......

Avatar: Sorry. You're meditating again. I'll come back later.

Ophelia: No need. I always have time for you. You might not be a chosen one, 
but you did reunite me with my mystic quartz!

Avatar: Oh, that's right. I almost forgot.

Ophelia: And so, my quartz-savior, what can Ophelia Dusk do for you today?

Avatar: I found this gemstone in the dirt. It looks a little like quartz. I 
thought it might be yours too.

Ophelia: No, that's not one of mine. But, whoa! It's pretty stuff. Way 
pretty!

Avatar: Uh, hello? Ophelia? Are you there?

Ophelia: Why, yes! I am! Why do you ask?

Avatar: You usually say things more fancifully than "whoa" and "way pretty."

Ophelia: Ah, you noticed. Just a lapse of my powerful vocabulary... That 
happens sometimes when I'm so overcome by beauty. Now, may I keep this?

Avatar: Of course.

Ophelia: I must give it an evocative name. Any ideas, Avatar?

Avatar: Um, not on the spot, I don't.

Ophelia: I know that naming such an exceedingly dazzling gemstone must be 
hard. Give it a try though. What's the first thing that comes to mind?

Avatar: Er, the Pretty Gem?

Ophelia: Awful. Zero points. Rejected.

Avatar: Huh?!

Ophelia: Don't huh me. I should be huh-ing you!

Avatar: You...sound different again. Almost like you're two people, Ophelia.

Ophelia: If you won't try to give me a good name, then I won't give you the 
real Ophelia.

Avatar: Pretty Gem was that bad? How about you give me a good example?

Ophelia: All right, how about the Wakeful Lode? Or...or...or... The Evil Eye 
of the Marquis? Anything more sensible than the Pretty Gem. I'm sorry to be 
so judgmental. It must be hard, not being a chosen one.

Avatar: Er, yes?

Ophelia: All right. You just need more time. Ponder this quartz... Next time 
we meet, unleash a name that will light the world on fire!

Avatar: I'll...I'll try my best.
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Ophelia A

Ophelia: Salutations, Avatar! Have you come up with a proper name for that 
wondrous quartz you found?

Avatar: I think so.

Ophelia: Then let's hear this name! Sent from the heavens to your lips! Now 
to my ears!

Avatar: Reckless Reckreck?

Ophelia: What?!

Avatar: It just popped into my head. I knew it was no good...

Ophelia: Are you kidding? Reckless Reckreck is astounding! Well done, Avatar!

Avatar: Huh?

Ophelia: Last time, your name failed because you forced yourself to make it 
sound good. This time you went with your gut. Reckless Reckreck-brilliant!

Avatar: Oh, well...neat!

Ophelia: It is infinitely more than neat. For now I bow to your naming 
prowess. More than that, I now know that you are a chosen one.

Avatar: I'm a chosen one?

Ophelia: Without a doubt. We may be separated by blood, but by this...? We 
are family. Do you think that's too much, too soon? Then if not family, let 
us call ourselves best friends forever.

Avatar: That sounds fine by me. To be honest, even when we were arguing the 
other day, I thought it was fun.

Ophelia: Really?! Awesome! Hmm. How about I fill you in on one of my greatest 
secrets?

Avatar: Are you sure?

Ophelia: Yep! Ta-dah! It's this mark on my skin. It appeared right after I 
joined you all. It's the mark of the chosen ones. At least I think so?

Avatar: You're not sure?

Ophelia: It has an odd shape. Maybe you have one of these marks too! If you 
don't...I'll draw one on you.

Avatar: That would be nice. I think it's a powerful- looking shape.

Ophelia: You do? Then that's another sign that you and I were meant to be 
friends!

Avatar: Best friends forever. 
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Ophelia S

Avatar: Is there something wrong, Ophelia?

Ophelia: Everything. I fear that I'm not really one of the chosen ones.

Avatar: That can't be!

Ophelia: If I was, I should be able to do the most amazing things. But 
lately, I feel as if I'm nothing but hot air-not chosen at all.

Avatar: But isn't your father one of the chosen ones? It's in your blood!

Ophelia: I thought so, but all I really have as proof is this odd mark on my 
skin. It might just be an ink stain that hasn't gone away yet.

Avatar: That is most certainly not a stain. It's a mark. You are a chosen 
one!
Ophelia: How can you say that?

Avatar: No one lives as vividly as you. The way you name everything too! 
Besides, I choose you, which makes you chosen yet again.

Ophelia: What do you mean, you choose me?

Avatar: That gemstone I gave you... Do you have Reckless Reckreck?

Ophelia: It's right here.

Avatar: I researched this gemstone. Turns out it's legendary. The giver of 
Reckless Reckreck and the recipient are bound by fate.

Ophelia: By fate?!

Avatar: Suddenly, it all made sense-the way I always want to be near you. The 
legend is referring to us.

Ophelia: Oh, Avatar, I had no idea...

Avatar: Can I borrow Reckless Reckreck for a while? I want to have it set 
into a ring.

Ophelia: A ring of power?! Clearly we are chosen ones to each other. I was 
thinking of doing the same thing. Why, when your aura touches mine, I can 
barely restrain my exaltation!

Avatar: I feel the same way. You just put things so much better than I do, 
Ophelia. But I'll give it a try. Will you walk with me down the dark hall of 
existence, our auras lighting the way?

Ophelia: Yes. If I see your face twist with suffering, I will envelop you in 
my peace. Just as you did to me this day. Ha! And can I mention...? You spoke 
powerfully there, Avatar.

Avatar: I tried my best, but I'll always be glad to take your lead, chosen 
one.

(Live2D Confession)
Ophelia: Fate has chosen us. The moon and the stars bless our union. The 
constellations celebrate our love. You and I, forever into eternity. 
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A1. Nina C

Nina: Yes...these two are perfect for each other. Hee hee!

Avatar: Nina, is that you? Why is it so dark in here?

Nina: Avatar? Is that you? I was just, uh, looking for something I lost in 
here.

Avatar: Really? Then why not open the shades or light a candle? And were you 
speaking with someone?

Nina: You heard me? I mean...why were you spying on me?!

Avatar: What? No, I was also looking for something I lost in here!

Nina: Oh, OK. Well, how much did you overhear? Because, you know, it wasn't 
anything that weird. I was just playing puppets!

Avatar: Playing puppets?

Nina: Sure! Like I said, totally normal. See this gauntlet and this helmet? 
The gauntlet is a swarthy young gentleman named Horst. And the helmet doesn't 
have a name, but it's very open minded. So I was just imagining the sort of 
drama there would be if these two were lovers.

Avatar: I see.

Nina: Right? Of course, Horst really loves the helmet, but he isn't good at 
expressing it. Can't you just feel the chemistry between these two? Major 
sparks!

Avatar: Um, Nina?

Nina: Oh, you're still here?

Avatar: Um, yes.

Nina: Yeesh. Don't you know how to take a hint and quietly leave? Either way, 
forget everything I said. Promise me you will. Unless...you want to feature 
in my next daydream. Heehee.
(Nina leaves)

Avatar: I still don't understand what I just walked in on... 
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Nina B

Nina: *sigh*

Avatar: Nina, what's wrong? You look upset.

Nina: Well, I am! And whose fault do you think that is?

Avatar: Well, based on your tone...I'm guessing mine. But why?

Nina: Don't play dumb. You must think I'm such a disgusting weirdo with a 
weirdo hobby.

Avatar: Weirdo hobby? Oh, you mean the gauntlet and helmet puppets.

Nina: Exactly. But what am I supposed to do? I'd rather manipulate real 
people, but... for SOME reason, that's frowned upon. You think this is funny, 
right? Go ahead- laugh away...

Avatar: Actually, Nina, I find it oddly charming. Your imagination is so 
vivid-giving these inanimate objects such interesting lives. Thanks to you, 
Horst the helmet and, uh, Ms. Gauntlet will be so happy.

Nina: First of all, Horst is the gauntlet. And who said anything about "Ms." 
anything?

Avatar: I-I'm sorry?

Nina: Well, are you or aren't you? Are you asking me?

Avatar: I am sorry that I misremembered Horst. But, like I said, I don't find 
your hobby strange. Well, I mean, it IS strange, but that's what makes it so 
interesting. I think our differences should be celebrated, not mocked.

Nina: So...you're not going to laugh at me?

Avatar: Of course not.

Nina: Well then...what would you think about playing this sort of game 
together?

Avatar: Oh, I'm not sure my imagination is up to the task.

Nina: Don't be silly! I'll give you lessons in pushing your imagination to 
the limits. Let's see... We should probably start simple. What can we use 
around here? Ah, look over there! A spoon and a vase. Begin by pretending 
they're in love.

Avatar: That's easy for you to say.

Nina: Well, you have to give them personalities. The vase seems like a 
fragile soul. And it's been in love with the spoon for a long, long time. Oh, 
when will the spoon wake up? Heehee!

Avatar: (I brought this upon myself...) 
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Nina A

Nina: Avatar? What are you doing with that satchel?

Avatar: Hmm? Oh, I'm just trying to repair the buckle. And not having much 
luck.

Nina: That's a shame-the leather is gorgeous. Such a pretty object.

Avatar: I agree! I don't know if your puppeteering has influenced me, but... 
I've discovered a newfound appreciation for all kinds of material objects.

Nina: Aw, thanks for playing along with my silly hobby. Most people would 
just laugh. I'm glad you accept all my little quirks! Because I take them 
quite seriously.

Avatar: No need to thank me. It was just good fun.

Nina: There's more, though. My puppet fantasies do get a bit more complex. On 
the surface, it's your average gauntlet-helmet romance. But what if I told 
you that both of them were boys? Would you be scandalized?

Avatar: Hmm. Mr. Gauntlet and Mr. Helmet, eh? Well, I don't have a problem 
with that. It's still a love story, right?

Nina: Yes...a clandestine love story. Those are the kind that get my heart 
racing.

Avatar: Well...I guess that just goes to show how imaginative you really are.

Nina: Do you really mean that, Avatar? I was worried you'd want to stop 
daydreaming with me.

Avatar: No. I didn't quite understand the appeal at first... but I've come to 
truly enjoy our daydreaming sessions.

Nina: Oh, that makes me so happy! Maybe we can even take it to the next 
level...

Avatar: There's a next level?

Nina: Bwahaha! We're just scratching the surface, Avatar. Are you ready for 
some REAL fun?

Avatar: I...I think so? 
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Nina S

Avatar: Nina. Do you have a moment?

Nina: Avatar? Of course! What's going on?

Avatar: There's something I want you to have.

Nina: Oh, a ring... It's pretty! But what's it for? Ooh, did you have a new 
role-playing scenario in mind for it?

Avatar: Er, yes, in a manner of speaking.

Nina: Yes! I can picture it. The ring is an earnest man who has lived his 
whole life in solitude. Nobody gets him. He's alone in the world. Each lonely 
morning leads to another lonely night...and breaks his heart ever so slowly. 
But then, one bright day, destiny takes him by the hand... and introduces him 
to...this wicker basket!

Avatar: That's...surprisingly accurate. But no, I had something slightly 
different in mind. I want to introduce the ring to your ring finger, Nina.

Nina: My ring finger? That doesn't really make sense.

Avatar: Nina...the young man you described... He's asking for your hand in 
marriage.

Nina: Are you serious? You want to marry ME?

Avatar: Yes. But perhaps I should offer a more formal proposal. Nina, would 
you do me the honor of giving me your hand in marriage?

Nina: Are you sure, Avatar? You know I'm not exactly...normal. I mean it. I'm 
giving you an out here. Just take a moment to rethink what you're doing. I 
won't be offended if you change your mind.

Avatar: It turns out that I love everything about you, Nina. So I won't take 
my propsal back. I'll reinforce it. Nina...marry me.

Nina: I will.

Avatar: I promise to look out for you for the rest of our lives.

Nina: I...I've never felt this way before. I couldn't have imagined that 
anyone would love me just the way I am. So...no more daydreaming for a while. 
Reality is so much sweeter.

(Live2D Confession)
Nina: My wildest dreams are coming to life! Let's see what the future 
holds... 
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A1. Soleil C

Soleil: *sigh* I have a problem, Lord Avatar. But I'm not sure you'd 
understand...

Avatar: Try me. If nothing else, I can offer another perspective on it.

Soleil: Okay, here goes. I want to be a warrior. A fearless, take-no-
prisoners, sword-slinging tough gal. There's just one small hitch that I 
haven't gotten past... And it's making what should be smooth sailing into a 
four-day hurricane at sea.

Avatar: This is sounding serious. What's this "hitch" you mentioned?

Soleil: Ok... don't laugh, but... I lose my mind around cute girls.

Avatar: So I've heard. But what's the problem?

Soleil: No, I mean, I REALLY lose my mind. When I see a cute girl, I start to 
sweat. When she gets close, I faint sometimes. I just can't stand how great 
girls are!

Avatar: ...Are you putting me on? Is this some sort of prank? Are people 
watching this?

Soleil: You remember the other day, when I was on my way back to camp?

Avatar: Hmm, vaguely. I thought for a moment that you might have taken a blow 
to the head.

Soleil: Yeah, I don't blame you for thinking so, but it had nothing to do 
with the battle. What happened was... this cute village girl came up to me to 
thank my troop. That's when I started to feel weak in the knees...

Avatar: Oh, was that all?

Soleil: No, you don't understand! This is a real problem if I'm going to be a 
warrior!

Avatar: I... I see... Take heart. I'll give it some thought, and hopefully we 
can come up with a solution.
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Soleil B

Soleil: Ok, the blindfold's on.

Avatar: You fastened it tightly? There's no light getting through?

Soleil: Nope, I'm totally blind for whatever you had in mind.

Avatar: Good. I want to try a visualization exercise with you. I want you to 
picture me not as I am, but as I might look if I was a woman.

Soleil: ... Hello, gorgeous.

Avatar: Y-you've got the idea, it seems... What we'll do is, I'll play the 
role of a girl, and you try to keep it together around me.

Soleil: OK! This should be fun. Though it's harder to fantas- I mean, imagine 
you as a girl when you're talking. Maybe try a higher pitch?

Avatar: Ah, good point. OK... Oh, Soleil...!

Soleil: *gasp* Th-there it is... that tingly feeling... That familiar rush of 
blood to the head...

Avatar: You saved us all! You were so amazing and strong when you beat up the 
bad guys!

Soleil: Aaaaaaaaah!

Avatar: Was that more or less right? I was trying to get into the village 
girl mind-set.

Soleil: I-it was scary close. I almost fainted.

Avatar: Good! This should help to build a tolerance. Shall we go once more?

Soleil: Yeah. I'm game. But maybe I could take a short break before we get 
back at it?

Avatar: Of course! Take all the time you need.

Soleil: Thanks! Because so long as I've got this blindfold on and we're 
visualizing... I'm gonna daydream about what the rest of the guys would look 
like as girls! Mmm, Xandra... you're so much prettier when you smile...
(Soleil leaves)

Avatar: Uh, Soleil...! Soleil! That's not the point of the exercise!
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Soleil A

Avatar: Ah, hello, Soleil. Have our visualization sessions helped with your 
problem?

Soleil: Not much, I'm afraid. After the last battle, I went to a nearby 
village. And wham, I got mobbed by a pack of grateful village girls. Just the 
kind I like... I blacked out, and when I came to, things had taken a turn for 
the worse. They were waiting on me hand and foot! I hate to say it, but I 
think we've been wasting our time.

Avatar: I see...

Soleil: Sorry, Avatar.

Avatar: It's all right. It might be a while before you can keep your 
composure around girls. Don't be upset because the problem isn't solved after 
a few days.

Soleil: That's true. I shouldn't let it get me down. When I was little, I was 
a real crybaby. But then my father said to me... "Laugh it off, Soleil. The 
trick is to smile until you have something to smile about." Ever since, no 
matter how I feel inside, I put on a happy face. Which is what I ought to be 
doing right now!

Avatar: Soleil... you don't need to force a smile.

Soleil: It's not forced, though! Sure, we haven't made any headway on my 
problem. But you're trying to help. That counts for a lot. So don't think 
this smile of mine is fake. I mean it!

Avatar: In that case, I'll smile for you too. You're an important member of 
the team. I want to help with any problem of yours.

Soleil: You mean that? Because I'd be up for some more of that visualization 
stuff. I love it when you pretend to be a girl, heehee. Though nowadays, I 
have fun with you no matter what we're doing.
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Soleil S

Soleil: What did you want to see out here, Avatar? What's going on?

Avatar: It's nothing special. Look up at the sky.

Soleil: The sky...? Oh!

Avatar: This is the warmest, brightest spot I know. The sun shines especially 
strong here.

Soleil: Wow, no kidding. It's so nice!

Avatar: Just like you.

Soleil: Hm?

Avatar: Your smile is radiant as the sun. I'd bask in its warmth forever if I 
could...

Soleil: Uh... Are you feeling OK, Avatar? Did you take a hit to the head or 
something?

Avatar: N-nno! I'm being totally serious!

Soleil: For real...? Gosh, I wasn't expecting this today.

Avatar: I understand if you're not interested, since I'm only a woman in your 
imagination.

Soleil: Oh, that's no such a problem. I like men just fine. I think I could 
even get to like one for real if I knew him well enough.

Avatar: That's great! So then...

Soleil: But we're not there yet. The image I had of you during our 
sessions... It was cute, and lovely, but it's not you.

Avatar: Is that a problem?

Soleil: Well... yes and no. The girl you in my imagination was cute and 
adorable. And if you just wanted to be silly and have fun, I'd close my eyes 
and imagine her. But it sounds like you're talking about something serious. 
Something real. So that version of you, cute as she is, won't work anymore.

Avatar: Oh. Then where does that leave us?

Soleil: We'll just have to start over! Instead of hanging out with you 
pretending to be other people... we'll hang out and I can get to know who you 
really are instead. I'm confident we can get there. I mean, I already like 
you a lot!

Avatar: Enough to make up for me not being a cute girl?

Soleil: Hey, cute's cute!

Avatar: That's high praise, coming from you.

Soleil: Haha... to be honest...

(Live2D Confession)
Soleil: I love you more than all the cute things in the world combined. This 
is kinda embarrassing, but... stay with me forever... always?
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A1. Velouria C

Velouria: *sniff sniff* *sniff sniff* did you need something?
 
Avatar: Huh? How did you know I was coming? I was still around the corner!
 
Velouria: Your odor, of course.
 
Avatar: My odor? Do I smell or something?
 
Velouria: Yes. Quite a bit, if I may be blunt. *sniff* *sniff*
 
Avatar: Come on-cut it out! It's embarrassing to have you sniffing me like 
that.
 
Velouria: It's not an unpleasant odor. In any case, did you require something 
of me?
 
Avatar: Oh, no. I was just wondering what you were doing here.
 
Velouria: Is my being here alone so odd, it merits your attention?
 
Avatar: Er. I guess you could say that.
 
Velouria: Rest assured, nothing is amiss. I'm merely looking for treasure.
 
Avatar: Treasure?! What kind of treasure?
 
Velouria: Do you not have more important people to be bothering?
 
Avatar: I don't know. Treasure sounds pretty important to me.
 
Velouria: Very well. If you insist. Here is one of my treasures. Take a good, 
long look, if you must.
 
Avatar: Is this a joke? This is just a dust bunny!
 
Velouria: Yes, it is. A fluffy, delightful dust bunny, if I say so myself. 
There's nothing quite like the downy bliss of a dust bunny's touch.
 
Avatar: Your definition of "treasure" is a bit... unique.
 
Velouria: Indeed, my treasures are very unique. That's what makes them 
treasures.
 
Avatar: That's not exactly what I meant.
 
Velouria: You don't say? Well, if you'd ever like to see more, you know where 
to find me.
 
Avatar: Oh. Uh. Thank...you? I'll be sure to take you up on that... Yep...
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Velouria B

Avatar: Oh, hi. What's on your mind?
 
Velouria: I'd like for you to have this.
 
Avatar: Uh...is this the hilt from that sword I busted during training the 
other day?
 
Velouria: Yes! Isn't it marvelous? Look at how jagged that break is! I 
thought you might appreciate it. It seemed like it would be to your taste. 
I'd love to keep it for my collection, but I think you should have it.
 
Avatar: Uh. Thanks. But why did you think it was to my tastes, exactly?
 
Velouria: Because you are a kindred spirit.
 
Avatar: I...am?
 
Velouria: Yes. You are one of the few people to have ever shown any interest 
in my treasures. If that doesn't make you a kindred spirit, what would?
 
Avatar: Uh. Good question...
 
Velouria: Having someone to talk about my treasures with is nearly as good as 
finding new ones! Now, anyway, I've got a whole bag of new treasures we can 
go through right here! See? Looky!
 
Avatar: I suppose a peek or two wouldn't hurt anything. Er, but why is it 
moving- OH GODS IT'S ON MY FACE! GET IT OFF!GET IT OFFFF!
 
Velouria: Hey! Where are you going! Get back here! Drat. He just made off 
with my favorite weasel. The ones with foamy mouths are so rare, too.
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Velouria A

Velouria: Ah. There you are!
 
Avatar: Hey! How is your day going?
 
Velouria: Quite well, thank you. I have another treasure for you.
 
Avatar: Wow! I don't think I've ever seen a bird's nest this big before.
 
Velouria: Do you like it?
 
Avatar: I do! I'm going to hang it up in my room! Are you sure it's OK I have 
it though? It's from your collection, right?
 
Velouria: Yes. I treasured it dearly, but I feel it belongs with you. This as 
well.
 
Avatar: A bone? Ah, thank you.
 
Velouria: You should take this. And these. And some of these as well.
 
Avatar: A holey boot, some empty bottles, and a bunch of little mouse 
corpses? But these all belong in your collection,Velouria. I can't accept 
them.
 
Velouria: Please, I want you to have them. I've grown rather fond of you, 
Avatar. After all... *sniff sniff* *sniff sniff* You smell so nice!
 
Avatar: O-OK. OK now. Enough with the sniffing.
 
Velouria: You'll always be my treasure-buddy, right? So all of it will be 
yours if only you ask!
 
Avatar: The only treasure I need is your friendship, Velouria. I just enjoy 
spending time with you and learning more about you.
 
Velouria: Truly?
 
Avatar: Truly.
 
Velouria: Then could I have my treasures back?
 
Avatar: Huh?
 
Velouria: It's just...I'd hate to part with such exquisite finds if you don't 
need them.
 
Avatar: Haha! Yes, of course. You can keep them.
 
Velouria: You can keep the bird's nest, though. I think it would look lovely 
in your room.
 
Avatar: Really? Thanks!
 
Velouria: You are a good person, Avatar. I'm very glad to have met you.
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Velouria S

Velouria: *sniff sniff* Avatar!
 
Avatar: That nose of yours is as keen as ever.
 
Velouria: Is something the matter? You smell nervous.
 
Avatar: Huh? You can smell that?
 
Velouria: Clearly. What is bothering you?
 
Avatar: Huh. I guess I can't hide anything from you, can I
 
Velouria: Not a thing. Although, I'd hope you wouldn't hide things from me 
regardless.
 
Avatar: Then it's time for me to tell you why I wanted to see you today. I 
have something for you. It's not much, though...
 
Velouria: Th-this is for me?! How thoughtful! It might be the finest gift 
I've ever received.
 
Avatar: But you haven't even opened it yet.
 
Velouria: What an adorable little box you are. Yes you are! The perfect size 
for storing an acorn.
 
Avatar: Er, Velouria. I'm glad you like the box, but the real gift is what's 
inside it.
 
Velouria: Inside it? OK. But this box is pretty great. I don't know how 
you're going to beat it. Oh! My goodness!
 
Avatar: There we are.
 
Velouria: It's stunning! And so soft. I could spend all day just feeling it. 
Yes, the fabric they used to line this box is just too silky. You were right, 
Avatar, the real gift WAS inside!
 
Avatar: There should be something on top of the fabric too...
 
Velouria: Oh, yes, the ring? We can talk about that later. But for now, I 
just want to enjoy this! Ohohoho! Eheehee!
 
Avatar: Talk about it later?! Velouria! The ring is what I'm giving you. Not 
the box!
 
Velouria: Really? Maybe your taste in treasure is not as fine as I thought. 
Why would you give me this?
 
Avatar: Because I want to marry you.
 
Velouria: Come again?
 
Avatar: Velouria, I want us to be together and to build a family together. I 
promise, if you accept, I will be the best husband I can possibly be.
 
Velouria: You're stranger than I thought. Are you sure this is what you want?
 
Avatar: I'm happy to be as strange as it takes for you to say yes. You're the 
only one for me.
 
Velouria: Oh my. Thank you. I don't know what to say.
 
Avatar: "Yes," maybe?
 
Velouria: All right. Yes! I'll marry you.
 
Avatar: I promise I'll make you the happiest treasure hunter alive.
 
Velouria: Heh... You know... It's so strange...
 
Avatar: What is?
 
Velouria: Just a moment ago, this ring meant nothing to me, but now I can't 
bear to part with it. To think that something so worthless could become so 
precious. All because it was a gift from you. Maybe everything will be like 
that from now on... The whole world turned to one giant treasure now that 
you're by my side!
 
Avatar: I certainly hope so...because I feel the same way. Will you take my 
hand, Velouria? There's a world of treasure out there for us to enjoy.
 
Velouria: Yes. Innumerable treasures, all for just us two...

(Live2D Confession)
Velouria:
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A1. Reina C

Avatar: Reina, wait! You dropped something!

Reina: Hm? Oh! My apologies. I should be more careful.

Avatar: Is that an apron?

Reina: Yes. I've been asked to help out with chores, so...

Avatar: Chores?

Reina: Yes. You know-cooking, cleaning, laundry, waste disposal, all that.

Avatar: Oh? I can see why they'd ask for your help. You look like you could 
handle anything. But are you sure you're OK with doing that? You're not 
obligated to...and it doesn't seem like the sort of thing you'd enjoy.

Reina: Thank you for looking out for me, but it's really no trouble.

Avatar: All right. If you say so...

Reina: Now, if you'll excuse me. I've some stews to prepare.

Avatar: Good luck! 
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Reina B

Reina: Lord Avatar? You have a strange look on your face.

Avatar: Oh, sorry. I guess I was just thinking this is so different from my 
image of you.

Reina: Your image of me?

Avatar: Yeah. Usually I think of you as fierce and bloodthirsty, like you are 
in the field. But after the fighting's over, you put on an apron and it's 
like you're everyone's mom. The change is so sudden that it's a little 
jarring sometimes.

Reina: Ah, I see. It's true-I find no greater joy in life than that I feel 
when I am fighting. Some say I become battle crazed, and I can't say they are 
wrong. But I do still like to serve others in this way too.

Avatar: Any particular reason?

Reina: ...I am the daughter of some well-known magistrates in Hoshido. They 
never wanted this life for me. They wanted me to live a peaceful, domestic 
one. I wasn't allowed to touch toy weapons, let alone real ones.

Avatar: So you lived a sheltered life, then?

Reina: I suppose you could put it that way. But I was quite the tomboy. One 
of my favorite pastimes was watching the soldiers practice. Sometimes when my 
parents were busy, I'd get them to let me come with them. It wasn't long 
until I was slaying Faceless with the best of them. I loved it.

Avatar: I believe it. You're a force to be reckoned with.

Reina: But when my parents found out about it, they sent me to serve in the 
castle. My parents gave this apron to me before I left, as a parting gift. 
They'd hoped I would learn to become a proper lady and forget about fighting. 
However, when I got to the castle, I told the guard captain I wanted to be a 
knight.

Avatar: I see.

Reina: Oh no! I can't believe it's already this late. I need to start 
preparing dinner. My apologies, Lord Avatar. Perhaps we could pick this up 
some other time.

Avatar: Sure, I'd love to. 
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Reina A

Avatar: Reina, do you have a moment?

Reina: Certainly, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: I was wondering if we could pick up where we left off the other day.

Reina: Oh, about my becoming a knight? Of course. It's not a very interesting 
tale, but I'm more than happy to share. It didn't take long for me to be 
accepted into the guard as a knight. Once accepted, I devoted my entire being 
to my training. I started as a pegasus knight, but quickly distinguished 
myself from my peers. I soon began serving Lady Mikoto and was assigned to 
the kinshi knights. I felt it was the greatest honor that could ever be 
bestowed upon me. However, my parents felt...differently.

Avatar: Really?

Reina: Yes. When they received the news, they felt confused and betrayed. 
They told me they cried and cried until they could cry no longer.

Avatar: I see...

Reina: They've refused to talk to or see me ever since. However, I still have 
a tremendous amount of gratitude for everything they did for me. Which is why 
I still use this apron whenever I perform my more domestic duties.

Avatar: You've had a hard time of things. I'm so sorry. Thank you for 
sharing, Reina.

Reina: It's nothing. Thank you for listening to my boring tale. Sharing it 
with you has helped me a little, I think.

Avatar: I'm glad to hear that. And please know, if you ever want to talk, I'm 
willing to listen.

Reina: Thank you, Lord Avatar. 
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Reina S

Avatar: There you are! Er-what's wrong? You look sad.

Reina: It's nothing worth sharing, milord. In fact, it's a little 
embarrassing.

Avatar: Come now. You can tell me anything, Reina. You know that.

Reina: Yes, I suppose I can. I was just thinking about our discussion the 
other day. More specifically, I was wondering whether or not I should stop 
using my apron.

Avatar: Huh?

Reina: What I mean is that whenever I do domestic work, I feel like a fraud. 
Because the truth is that I'm terrible at it. I can't cook, I can't clean, 
and I can only just barely wash my own clothes. I do my very best, but I'm 
starting to think I should just leave the work to others. Much as I'd like to 
continue, to honor my parents, I should recognize my limits. Maybe it's time 
to put this old apron to rest.

Avatar: Well, I don't think you need to use that apron anymore.

Reina: Huh?

Avatar: I visited and spoke with your parents.

Reina: You did what?

Avatar: I told them everything. How bravely you fight and how hard you work 
for everyone. And how you try to honor them even to this day.

Reina: And how did they react?

Avatar: They cried. But, they weren't tears of sadness. They were tears of 
joy. They told me they were very proud of you and that they missed you 
terribly.

Reina: ...

Avatar: So, if you don't want to, I don't think you need to wear that apron 
anymore. But...I didn't just go there to tell them that.

Reina: You didn't? What else did you say?

Avatar: I asked them for your hand.

Reina: My hand? What do-

Avatar: Reina, will you marry me?

Reina: What?!

Avatar: Er-I mean-it's OK if you don't want to! I just had to ask you... I 
couldn't hide my feelings any longer.

Reina: No...don't be silly. I was just taken off guard. Of course I'll marry 
you. You've grown to be someone I depend on every day. I can't imagine what 
I'd do without you.

Avatar: Then you'll accept this ring?

Reina: Yes. I will.

Avatar: Whew. I'm so happy you said yes. I love you, Reina.

Reina: And I you, Avatar.

(Live2D Confession)
Reina: It's wonderful to know that you love me, too. It feels like a 
dream...We must go tell everyone at once. 
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A1. Scarlet C

Scarlet: One more whack oughtta do it... HEAVE-

Avatar: Scarlet, what's all this racket?

Scarlet: Hey, Avatar! What's it look like? I'm busting up rocks.

Avatar: You're breaking rocks? For fun, or...?

Scarlet: Yep! Come in closer and I'll show ya. You see those sparkly bits 
mixed in with all the dirt and rubble?

Avatar: They look like jewels...

Scarlet: I'm smashing these rocks apart to get at the good stuff inside.

Avatar: You make your own jewelry? Interesting.

Scarlet: Hah! You think I turn these little gems into a necklace or what have 
you? Have you MET me? That's not my style at all, Avatar.

Avatar: Oh! I see now. These are the rocks you use to decorate your weapon.

Scarlet: Give the man a prize! I'd show you how it works, but...I'm out of 
the most important material.

Avatar: What's that, if I might ask?

Scarlet: My magic gunk. It sticks to anything! Too bad. It'd be fun to give 
you a demonstration.

Avatar: "Magic gunk," eh... 
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Scarlet B

Avatar: Scarlet!

Scarlet: Hey, if it ain't Avatar!

Avatar: That magic gunk you mentioned... Is this it?

Scarlet: It sure is! But how'd you know? And where'd you get some?

Avatar: The shop in town had some. I picked it up while I was running 
errands.

Scarlet: I owe ya one. Thanks. How about a live demonstration for your 
troubles? I've got some rocks all set to go.

Avatar: There are so many tiny fragments here...

Scarlet: Amazing, aren't they? They shine like tiny stars. OK, first we set 
the weapon down here. Then we slather on some of that gunk. Once it's fully 
coated, we stick on a bunch of those shiny rocks. The gal who taught me the 
technique called it mosaic. It's probably my favorite hobby.

Avatar: Is there an outline of some sort near the hilt? It's faint, but I can 
just barely see...

Scarlet: That's my rough sketch.

Avatar: You sketch it out beforehand?

Scarlet: Yep. It helps to lay down a design first before you fill it in with 
the rocks. Makes it look like a painting, huh?

Avatar: It's exquisite!

Scarlet: You have to be reaaaaal patient... Place each rock slowly... 
Carefully... And you're done!

Avatar: This design... Did you...?!

Scarlet: Yep! It's your face!

Avatar: That's a stunning likeness. You're very skilled to get it so 
lifelike. I wouldn't have guessed it of you, Scarlet.

Scarlet: Haha, right? Came out pretty fine, if I do say so myself. Though...

Avatar: Hmm?

Scarlet: It's nice to hear someone else appreciate it, too.

Avatar: Why, Scarlet...I didn't think you were the type to blush.

Scarlet: Heh, I surprised you once today already. Why not twice? 
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Scarlet A

Avatar: Did you call for me, Scarlet?

Scarlet: Yep! I thought we could take a few minutes to spruce up your weapon 
today.

Avatar: Huh? I...don't quite see the point...

Scarlet: What, you don't like my mosaics?

Avatar: Oh, no-I mean, yes, I do. I'm just not sure a sparkly weapon is my 
style... It doesn't really instill fear in one's enemies, does it?

Scarlet: Yeah...makes sense. All right, we'll go with my other idea then. Lie 
down over there.

Avatar: Sorry?

Scarlet: If I can't pretty up your weapon, I'll sparklize your outfit 
instead.

Avatar: What?!

Scarlet: Oh, relax. It's not like I'm fastening this stuff to your bare skin. 
It's just some clothes. This won't hurt a bit.

Avatar: B-but why me...?

Scarlet: 'Cause I like ya, I guess. So I wanna see you sparkle!

Avatar: That's very kind of you, but-

Scarlet: Hurry up and lie down. Don't make me knock you flat.

Avatar: All right! All right! Just promise you'll keep it small and tasteful.

Scarlet: How small are you thinking?

Avatar: Maybe you can keep it to the wrist of my sleeve.

Scarlet: Oooh... That'd make it look like a bracelet, kinda. Not a bad idea! 
Let's get started.

Scarlet: How do you like that? I went with a color that I thought would go 
good with your eyes.

Avatar: I thought when I asked you to keep it small that it would be easily 
hidden... But this is actually very nice.

Scarlet: Didn't quite catch that. Care to repeat it?

Avatar: N-no, it's fine!

Scarlet: Take good care of that, OK? It's got sentimental value.

Avatar: That it does. Thank you, Scarlet.

Scarlet: There's that smile I love to see. Say, what would you think of a 
matching design on the other wrist?

Avatar: Oh, er, one is enough. But I appreciate the thought. 
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Scarlet S

Scarlet: You wanted to talk, Avatar?

Avatar: Yes... I called you out here... to see if you would decorate me.

Scarlet: Finally getting into the spirit of it, huh? Just so happens I have a 
fresh pile of rocks here, so let's-

Avatar: W-wait.

Scarlet: Chickening out already?

Avatar: I wasn't clear. Let me start over.

Scarlet: Huh...?

Avatar: Scarlet, I want you to decorate me... with your love...

Scarlet: ... ...What? What does that even mean?

Avatar: I'm asking if you'll marry me.

Scarlet: Seriously?

Avatar: Completely. I don't think I can live without you.

Scarlet: ... No, wait, go back to the "decorate me with your love" part. How 
long did you spend coming up with that?

Avatar: *sigh* You're so cool about everything that I worried I wouldn't 
measure up. So I thought long and hard...and tried to come up with something 
cool sounding...

Scarlet: ... HAHAHAHAHA!

Avatar: Was it really that bad? I meant it seriously!

Scarlet: Haha, sorry. It's just...you had that long, and that's the best you 
could do?

Avatar: Fine. I'm no poet-I admit it.

Scarlet: Hey, I didn't say I hated it. I mean, at least you tried! If anybody 
else tried a line like that on me, they'd probably get a slapping. But you? 
I'll let it slide.

Avatar: Really? Does that mean...

Scarlet: Yeah, I think you know what it means. You and me go together like 
sparkly rocks and sticky gunk.

Avatar: I'm tempted to ask which of us is which in the relationship... But 
I've learned by now to keep my mouth shut and appreciate what I have.

(Live2D Confession)
Scarlet: I love you and I'll spend the rest of my life with you...even if 
your proposal was pretty weak. 
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A1. Flora C

Flora: Lord Avatar! Where are Jakob and Felicia? Should you be unguarded like 
this?

Avatar: It's quite all right, Flora. I dismissed both of them for the day. 
They'd work themselves to death if I allowed it. I have to make sure they get 
some free time every now and then, just like the rest of us.

Flora: You're so kind! Well, if that's the case, please allow me to assist 
you in their stead. Let's see here. Your hair looks a bit messy today.

Avatar: Huh? It does?

Flora: You can't go around performing your duties with messy hair! A man's 
appearance is the mark of his character, after all! There, much better.

Avatar: Thanks!

Flora: Ah! There's a leaf stuck to your cape. Just a minute, and I'll get it 
right off you!

Avatar: OK.

Flora: There, much better. Oh my, your boots are so scuffed! Luckily, I've 
got some boot polish handy right here.

Avatar: A-all right...

Flora: There! Much better.

Avatar: Thank you. You know, sometimes I forget how unlike Felicia and Jakob 
you are.

Flora: Thank you very much! Ooh! Dust on your shoulder. I'll take care of 
that. *wap* *wap* *wap*

Avatar: Th-thanks... 
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Flora B

Flora: *sigh*

Avatar: Flora? What are you doing slumped against the wall like that?

Flora: Lord Avatar! I apologize for letting you see me in such a disgraceful 
state.

Avatar: Is something bothering you? You can always talk to me, you know.

Flora: Well...as you know, I'm a maid. It is my duty to never miss a single 
detail. Even the smallest lapse could cause embarrassment or discomfort to my 
master. Yet there is so much work to be done that I must also be very 
efficient with my time.

Avatar: Yes, and I think on both counts you're exemplary. So what's the 
issue?

Flora: Thank you, milord. The compliment means a lot coming from you. 
However, there are times where my duties make me feel so...exhausted. Er, 
but, ah- M-my apologies. I shouldn't be complaining like this to you, milord. 
I'm sure my problems are nothing compared to everyone else's. They all work 
so hard without complaint, and yet here I am, moping and whining.

Avatar: No, it's all right. I'm glad you opened up and let me know how you 
really feel.

Flora: Huh?

Avatar: You're a very talented maid, and you never seem to take a break. I 
had almost begun to wonder whether or not you were really human. But hearing 
your concerns just now has proven it to me. And...it's nice feeling closer to 
you.

Flora: Lord Avatar...

Avatar: Anyway, you're done for the day. Go get some rest. OK? And know that 
you can always take a break whenever you feel you need it. It won't do to 
have you exhausted all the time from overwork.

Flora: Thank you, Lord Avatar. But, before I go, can I adjust your hair 
really quickly? Just a little bit!

Avatar: No way! Break time starts now.

Flora: Fine, fine... 
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Flora A

Flora: Lord Avatar!

Avatar: Someone's looking peppy today.

Flora: I took your advice, and I've been resting a lot more lately. And as 
you can see, it's already paying off! I feel so much better now!

Avatar: I'm glad to hear it. Now you just have to make sure to keep it up!

Flora: Of course! Thank you so much. You're far too kind.

Avatar: Hey now, none of that. Just seeing you happy again is plenty thanks 
for me.

Flora: Lord Avatar... 
(Snowstorm blows) 
Flora: Oh no!

Avatar: F-Flora?! Where did this snowstorm come from?

Flora: My apologies, milord. Your kindness just moved me so. I might be able 
to stop it right away...but would you mind if I let it go a little longer?

Avatar: Huh?

Flora: My emotions are running too hot. I'd like to use this draft to help me 
cool down.

Avatar: Oh. Um. All right.

Flora: ...

Avatar: ...Not done yet?

Flora: I'm sorry. Just a bit more...

Avatar: C-could we speed this up? I can't feel my hands! Th-th-they're 
turning b-blue... (Snowstorm blows)

Flora: There we are. I feel better now.

Avatar: Thank the gods. Any longer and I might have lost a limb...

Flora: My apologies, Lord Avatar. I keep behaving most shamefully.

Avatar: No, don't worry about it. If anything, I want to see more of this 
side of you. Not the maid-you, but the real you.

Flora: Oh. You're so kind, milord. It's so touching. I-I don't think I can 
control- 
(Snowstorm blows) 
Flora: Oh no!

Avatar: N-n-not again! 
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Flora S

Flora: Lord Avatar. You called for me?

Avatar: Yes. Thank you for coming. There is something I wished to speak to 
you about.

Flora: Of course! But before we get started, would you like anything to 
drink?

Avatar: No, thank you. I'm fine. What I wanted to talk to you about is-

Flora: Oh dear, your hair is all out of sorts again. There we go. Much 
better.

Avatar: Ah. Thanks.

Flora: Ack! You've got little hairs on your cape! Have you been around any 
dogs today? This won't do. Here, let me get all of that off for you. *brush* 
*brush* So, what did you wish to discuss with me? *brush* *brush*

Avatar: C-could you stop that?

Flora: Hm? *brush* *brush* Stop what? *brush* *brush*

Avatar: Stop being a maid.

Flora: What?! But why?! How can I help you if I can't even perform any maidly 
duties? I'm not skilled on the battlefield. All I know is how to take care of 
others! D-do you no longer want me to serve you?
(Snowstorm blows)
Flora: Oh, my cold, desolate heart...

Avatar: Uh...F-Flora? I-i-i-it's getting a little chilly in here.

Flora: *sob* If I stopped being a maid...what would I even have to live for?

Avatar: Wait, Flora! You misunderstand! I just wanted you to stop for a 
moment! Because it was difficult trying to tell you how I felt while you were 
brushing me! I...I love you, Flora! (Snowstorm blows)

Flora: Huh?

Avatar: I love you. Please, will you be with me? Here, I have something for 
you.

Flora: A ring?

Avatar: Yes. I want you to have it.

Flora: Ohhh. Oh, Avatar!
(Snowstorm blows)

Avatar: F-Flora! The wind is picking up again!

Flora: I'm sorry! I'm just so happy! It's too much for me to handle! I can't 
stop it!

Avatar: So you mean-

Flora: Yes! Of course I'll accept your ring! I love you too!

Avatar: Oh. W-w-well good, then. I'm glad!

Flora: I'll do my best to be the perfect wife for you! My very, very best! I 
swear it!

Avatar: A-am I imagining things or...is the wind g-g-g-getting even stronger? 
I'm...so cold...can't...see... But...so happy.

Flora: Me too! 
(Snowstorm blows)

(Live2D Confession)
Flora: It's just wonderful to finally know how you feel! So, please please 
always stay with me! 
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A1. Anna C

Avatar: Hello, Anna.

Anna: Oh, Avatar. I'm glad I ran into you! I just got some nice weapons in. 
Piping hot, fresh off the forge.

Avatar: New weapons...? Sorry, but I think I'm all set with weapons at the 
moment.

Anna: Oh... How about some armor, then?

Avatar: I just got this armor last week. Sorry... I think I'm good there, 
too.

Anna: I see... ...Oh, I know! I also got something totally new and truly 
amazing!

Avatar: Truly amazing?

Anna: Yes... It's this... flower!

Avatar: It's extraordinarily beautiful, but what makes it so amazing?

Anna: So glad you asked! It's the meaning behind this flower's name-opulary. 
Opulary literally means "good fortunes."

Avatar: "Good fortunes"?

Anna: Yes. The more of these you have, the more good things will be drawn to 
you.

Avatar: Hrm. If that's true, it certainly would be amazing!

Anna: So...have I piqued your interest? Would you like one?

Avatar: You know what? Sure, I'll buy one.

Anna: Heehee, thanks for the sale. Good things are coming your way! 
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Anna B

Anna: Hey, Avatar. I just got some nice weapons in. Piping hot, fresh off the 
forge.

Avatar: Hrm? Like I mentioned the other day, I'm all set for weapons right 
now.

Anna: The other day? ...I don't know what you're talking about, but if you're 
set, you don't need any. How about some armor instead?

Avatar: I... No, I'm fine in the armor department too. I'm having the most 
intense feeling of déjà vu...

Anna: Huh? I definitely didn't ask you... ...Oh, I just remembered! I also 
have something amazing in stock. Just look at this flower!

Avatar: That flower...

Anna: It might seem like your average, ordinary flower, but it's not! Its 
name...

Avatar: I know. It means "good fortunes," and good things will happen to me 
if I have a bunch, right?

Anna: That's it exac-wait, how...?

Avatar: You know how! You told me the other day. I even bought this one from 
you!

Anna: ... ...Ah, I see. I know exactly what happened. Avatar, you met one of 
my sisters.

Avatar: One of your sisters?

Anna: This might come as a shock to you, but... My sisters and I... We all 
look the same, have the same name, and do the same job. There are many, many 
Annas, just like me, all over the world.

Avatar: What?! Wait...wait just a second. How is that even...

Anna: Don't worry; I'm the Anna you saved from the brigands. The rest is up 
to you to believe or not.

Avatar: No, I believe you... Now that you mention it, I feel like I've seen 
you in many different places before...

Anna: I'm sure you have. Now then, back to business! Would you like to buy a 
flower from me? You haven't bought one from me yet, after all.

Avatar: ...I suppose you're right. Sure, I'll buy one.

Anna: Heehee, thanks for the sale. Good things are coming your way! 
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Anna: Avatar, thanks for taking time to talk with me today.

Avatar: Of course. What's on your mind?

Anna: ...I need to apologize. I wasn't completely honest the other day.

Avatar: Huh?

Anna: I do have many sisters that look like me and share the same name, 
but... the Annas who sold you the first flower and the second flower...were 
both me.

Avatar: ... You're making my head hurt.

Anna: I'm really sorry, Avatar. When it comes to making money, some of my 
ideas can get a little...shady.

Avatar: Shady how?

Anna: You see, I thought...if I pretended to be my sisters, I could keep 
selling you flowers. ...I'm sorry. I'm really truly sorry.

Avatar: Why did you decide to come clean? You could have kept quiet about all 
this.

Anna: A merchant who has to lie to her friends to make a profit isn't worthy 
of her job. I'll return your money, and I hope you can find it in your heart 
to forgive me.

Avatar: You can keep the money. There's nothing that needs forgiveness. I 
think it was an honest sale.

Anna: What?

Avatar: I liked the flowers you offered me, so I paid you fairly for them. I 
didn't buy the second flower just because I thought you were a different 
Anna.

Anna: Hmm... I suppose if you look at it that way...

Avatar: Besides, aren't good things supposed to happen if I collect more of 
them? Thanks to those sales, I got to see a softer side of you. I consider 
myself lucky.

Anna: Really? You're kind to say that, but... now I'm starting to worry you 
might be a little...too kind...for your own good. Avatar. I'm going to share 
some tricks to always avoid making bad deals.

Avatar: Really? You'd do that for me? That's great!

Anna: Annnd that's step one: don't be so quick to trust people! Oh well. 
Consider this a special one-time offer. I'll teach you all you need to know. 
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Anna: Avatar, I received a letter that said "good fortunes." Was it from you?

Avatar: Hello, Anna. Take a look over there.

Anna: These...are the same type of flower that I sold you. You've filled an 
entire planter with them? It's gorgeous!

Avatar: Yep. I bought a few more after the two from you and then learned how 
to grow them. Look-I was even able to make a bouquet.

Anna: It's so pretty.

Avatar: I'd like for you to have it, since you taught me the meaning behind 
these flowers.

Anna: Really? You're sure? Oh, thank you, thank you!

Avatar: ...

Anna: Avatar, what's wrong?

Avatar: Well, I mentioned the meaning behind these flowers...

Anna: That having a lot of them will draw good things to you!

Avatar: Exactly, and look at all the flowers I've got. I'm going to need all 
of the positive energy they can attract today. Ehem. Anna, will you marry me?

Anna: Hmmmmm.

Avatar: Is...is that a no?

Anna: ... Avatar.

Avatar: Y-yes?

Anna: You are brilliant. I love you.

Avatar: Huh?

Anna: Rings are so old fashioned. We can make flowers the only proper way to 
propose. We'll...gently...remind people that it takes a lot of flowers to 
really make things work! People will start competing with each other over who 
proposed with a larger bouquet. Once we get our flower garden growing, we'll 
start a trend that'll rake in the dough! Avatar, I accept your proposal. 
Let's become the world's best merchants!

Avatar: Thank you...I think? Are we still talking about the same thing?

Anna: We'll need to have lots of children, too. They'll all be merchants, of 
course. Working together, we'll really make bank!

Avatar: OK...

Anna: With that settled, we'll need to set a date for the wedding next... No, 
wait! I need to contact all of my sisters first. But what is the least 
expensive way to contact that many people...

Avatar: This is going to be an interesting ceremony...

(Live2D Confession)
Anna: Being with you makes me feel like nice things will keep happening. Is 
it OK that I still love money a little more than you? 
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A1. Niles C

Avatar: Oh, hello, Niles. What are you up to?

Niles: Ah, Lord Avatar. What a pleasant surprise. Tell me, what do you 
suspect I am up to?

Avatar: Well, I can't really tell from here.

Niles: Then you should come a little closer. Don't worry, I don't bite.

Avatar: OK...

Niles: Meow!

Avatar: Gah! What was that for?

Niles: Sorry, I just felt like teasing you. I'm all done now. So if you are 
genuinely curious about what I'm doing... Please, feel free to come a little 
closer...

Avatar: Well...

Niles: Scared of what I might do next? I don't blame you. I haven't yet 
earned your trust. It's smart of you to be skeptical.

Avatar: No, no... I trust you.

Niles: You do? How foolish! After all, I don't yet trust YOU.

Avatar: What?! Why not?

Niles: Because we barely know each other, milord. Trust is often borne out of 
a violent confrontation or traumatic experience. I suppose you must have had 
some kind of blessed childhood, free from worry.

Avatar: I don't remember anything of my childhood.

Niles: My apologies. Clearly a sore subject. Of all people, I should know 
better than to probe the secrets of a troubled history.

Avatar: What do you mean by "of all people"? What happened to you?

Niles: Oh ho! You offer nothing and expect juicy gossip in return. Sorry, 
child, but you'll have to do better than that. 
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Niles B

Avatar: Niles, do you have a moment?

Niles: Still fishing for a story about my sordid past, are you?

Avatar: No, it's not that. I think because my memories are so limited... I'm 
always curious to hear about other people's backgrounds.

Niles: I see. You know, I do believe you are genuinely curious.

Avatar: I am. So, would you be willing to share a little bit of your past 
with me?

Niles: Very well. But you should know up front that it's not all lollipops 
and puppy dogs. Since I was a child, I've had to do a lot of unsavory things 
just to survive. Steal, beg, kill-just another Tuesday for li'l Niles, sadly.

Avatar: Gods...

Niles: Surprised? I haven't even gotten to the good stuff.

Avatar: I'm so sorry. I think I've heard enough for now. I should have known 
better than to pry.

Niles: Please, it's all in the past. But you should know that if we continue, 
there is a nonzero chance you may faint.

Avatar: I'm so sorry. You're putting on a brave face, but I can't imagine...

Niles: No. If anything, I should apologize to you. You asked so sweetly, and 
here I am teasing you again. My past was troubled, and I certainly suffered a 
great deal. But it is all in the past, and I don't mind sharing. At least, I 
don't mind sharing with someone whose motives are pure. As I believe yours 
are.

Avatar: Well, thank you. Perhaps we could chat again another time...

Niles: Certainly, Lord Avatar. Let me know when you're in the mood for 
another trust-building session. 
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Niles A

Niles: Hello, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: Niles? Is something wrong?

Niles: No, of course not. I just thought I'd offer you the pleasure of my 
company.

Avatar: Oh. Heh! Yeah, that sounds good. It's been a while since we've 
chatted.

Niles: Oh? A chat? With a near-infinite array of more stimulating activities 
available to us?

Avatar: Do I dare ask for an example?

Niles: Oh, let's see... How about low-friction tactical grappling and 
strategy?

Avatar: Uh...I've never heard of that. What's involved?

Niles: Oh, it's a valuable training technique. First, we simulate the 
conditions of low friction by applying oil to our bodies. Then we practice 
various situational grappling techniques.

Avatar: Niles, that just sounds like oil wrestling. I don't think I'm ready 
for that.

Niles: Very well! Then I suppose we'll just have to have a VERY stimulating 
chat.

Avatar: Yes, that sounds good.

Niles: Hmm...

Avatar: ... Niles?

Niles: You know, I'm afraid I'm fresh out of stimulating topics of 
conversation.

Avatar: Oh...I see.

Niles: Isn't that peculiar? There's nothing I wish to discuss, and yet I 
approached you today. Why is that?

Avatar: I...I couldn't tell you.

Niles: Perhaps I just wanted to see that flustered look on your face again. 
No, that's not it... Perhaps, in a twisted sort of way... I wish to connect 
with you as a person.

Avatar: Heh. Niles, there's nothing twisted about that. It's normal.

Niles: Well! That's the first time anyone's ever used that word to describe 
me. Would you mind terribly if we try this whole "human connection" thing 
again later?

Avatar: Of course not. Please, be my guest. 
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Niles S

Niles: Good day, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: Hello, Niles. How can I help you?

Niles: Well, this might seem out of character, but I was hoping we could have 
a serious chat.

Avatar: Oh, that doesn't sound good. Is something the matter?

Niles: Hmm. I suppose it depends. On how you respond to the topic at hand.

Avatar: All right... So, what did you want to talk about?

Niles: I was just wondering...if you believe a person can be irreparably 
damaged.

Avatar: You're talking about yourself. Is that how you feel about yourself?

Niles: No. But I was wondering if that's how you perceive me.

Avatar: Where is this coming from?

Niles: Do you believe a person with a broken past can build a real future?

Avatar: Well, I certainly hope so. If you'll recall, my past isn't exactly a 
fairy tale.

Niles: Oh, I know! So given two people with equally complex histories... What 
do you think would happen if they joined to create a new future together? As 
a married couple.

Avatar: A married couple?!

Niles: Yes. I've done a lot of thinking about this. You and I have so much in 
common. You're the first person I've ever met who has shown genuine empathy 
for me. And I don't believe that's a coincidence.

Avatar: This is a lot to take in.

Niles: Do you think you could marry me? I want you to take this ring.

Avatar: Niles...

Niles: You seem hesitant. Very well, I was aware that my chances were slim...

Avatar: You speak too soon, Niles.

Niles: Hmm?

Avatar: In truth, I've become fascinated with you. You've overcome so much. 
Our past is out of our control and irrelevant. You've shown me how to move 
forward. So...yes. I will marry you.

Niles: Ah, I knew I was right about you. How splendid! Well, now that the 
boring, sappy part is out of the way... We don't have to act so reserved.

Avatar: Wait, this is your "reserved"?

Niles: Oh ho! You haven't seen anything yet.

(Live2D Confession)
Niles: Do you have any idea what you're getting into? I sure hope not... 
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Female Avatar!

A2. Jakob C

Avatar: Jakob, can we talk? I've made up my mind about something.

Jakob: Of course, milady. I am yours to mold to your whim. What is the issue?

Avatar: Well, the truth is...

Jakob: Please, do not hesitate. You have but to ask, and I will assist in any 
way imaginable. For you, Lady Avatar, I would walk through fire and ice... I 
would charge into an army of Faceless if you asked it of me... I would 
manually extract the fangs from a dragon's jaw to prevent its biting you!

Avatar: Oh, um, thanks...Jakob. This isn't... anything like that.

Jakob: I remind you, Lady Avatar, that my talents are not limited to the 
battlefield! I can cook, clean, sew, smith, demolish, or bricklay anything 
you might require.

Avatar: I know you're extremely capa-

Jakob: Please forgive my immodesty... It is of course thanks to you that I am 
so accomplished in the butlery arts. Now I feel there's nothing you could ask 
of me that I couldn't perform with ease!

Avatar: Would you just let me finish?! I couldn't wish for a better butler 
than you, Jakob. I know I can count on you for any service, big or small.

Jakob: And yet, you clearly have something to tell me that you believe I 
won't want to hear...

Avatar: I want to be independent!

Jakob: Independent? ... ... Out of the question.

Avatar: What?! But...I'm an adult now. I shouldn't need your help all the 
time. And hey, aren't I supposed to be the boss in this relationship?

Jakob: Yes, but your authority has limits. Among them, you may not deny my 
reason to live.

Avatar: "Reason to live"? Aren't you exaggerating a little?

Jakob: Not even slightly, milady. When I was first sent to serve you, I was 
incompetent to perform even simple tasks. The other servants shunned me, 
since I invariably created more work for them. You were the only person who 
took the time to talk with and encourage me. I will never forget the kindness 
you showed me, and I will be indebted to you forever.

Avatar: Hmm... When you put it that way, I see your problem... But on the 
other hand, I want to be able to do things myself so I can help the others.

Jakob: A noble goal-but not incompatible with receiving help yourself from 
time to time.

Avatar: ...All right, you've made your point. Let's compromise... Teach me 
how to make a pot of tea.

Jakob: Tea? Why?

Avatar: I want to learn to help everyone, including you, Jakob. I want to be 
able to make tea for the person who takes such good care of me. Is that 
acceptable?

Jakob: ...

Avatar: Jakob?

Jakob: I'm...so touched. To think that my liege, Lady Avatar, would feel this 
way about me... ...Very well. If you insist on this act of wanton 
domesticity, I will not stop you.

Avatar: Really? That's great!

Jakob: But we must be cautious. Tea is dangerous business. Make it only when 
I'm nearby.

Avatar: You got it! Let's find some tea leaves and get started! Thank you so 
much, Jakob! You're the greatest butler in history!

Jakob: My word!
(Avatar leaves)

Jakob: ...I hope nothing ill comes of this arrangement. Lady Avatar has no 
experience in the kitchen. Things could get...apocalyptic... 
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Jakob B

Avatar: This time I'm going to nail it! I'm going to make a perfect cup of 
tea for Jakob! So...first I... And then I... AH! Hot hot hot!

Jakob: Are you all right, Lady Avatar?

Avatar: I'm fine. The kettle boiled over is all. Don't look so worried, 
Jakob-I can make a pot of tea in my sleep!

Jakob: So you have said, but... Forgive me for observing that you have not 
once managed it since our lessons began.

Avatar: That'll be enough truth out of you, mister. You have to at least 
admit I'm getting better at handling the kettle, though. All I need to learn 
now is how to keep the tea from going bitter.

Jakob: Quite, but...I'm afraid we'll run out of tea leaves first. And by 
"we," I mean the nation. Perhaps you should spend more time just watching me 
make tea. Then, after a while, you can start practicing on your own again?

Avatar: But...I don't want to get in your way while you're working, Jakob...

Jakob: Thank you, but to be honest, worrying about you is the bigger drain on 
my time.

Avatar: What? How so?

Jakob: Look to your left. When we started talking, I had washed all the 
dishes, but... now there's another mountain of them.

Avatar: Gods, it's like a sheer cliff face of stemware... I'm sorry, Jakob.

Jakob: Now, may I please just make the tea so I can tame the savage dish 
beast sooner?

Avatar: You know what? No. Go wash the dishes, and I will make the tea. I can 
do this!

Jakob: Ah. My apologies. I had forgotten just how stubborn you can be.

Avatar: ...I'm not listening, but I can still hear you. All right! Time to 
ignore Jakob and get back to this perfect tea in the making!

Jakob: *sigh* Fine. May I at least check your tea when it is finished?

Avatar: I suppose this is a bit pointless if I don't make it the way you 
like... ...All right, Jakob! It's finished! I think I got it this time! 
...Probably.

Jakob: I shall be the judge of that. First, to examine the color of the 
tea... (and secretly add some sugar and hot water)... Well done, Lady Avatar-
the color is passable. Let's have a cup together.

Avatar: This is so silly, but I'm really nervous. It's just tea, though... 
*sip* ...Hey! It's not bitter!

Jakob: Ah, delicious! ...Good work, Lady Avatar. You are now certified to 
make a pot of tea.

Avatar: Wonderful! I'm going to go find some other people to try it as well!
(Avatar leaves)

Jakob: Do be careful running with that hot kettle! *sigh* I think I managed 
to cover up the bitterness. Even if it's a little bitter, everyone will 
gladly drink a cup of tea that she's made... ...I hope I haven't made a 
terrible mistake... 
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Jakob A

Jakob: Lady Avatar, may I have a moment?

Avatar: Of course, Jakob. And thanks again for teaching me how to make tea!

Jakob: As always, I am delighted to serve you.

Avatar: You look pretty unhappy for a man who's supposedly delighted. What's 
wrong?

Jakob: I... I need to apologize to you, my lady. I am...truly, deeply sorry.

Avatar: Huh? What for?

Jakob: The truth is...your tea was quite bitter. Undrinkably so.

Avatar: ...

Jakob: When you handed me the pot, I secretly added some sugar and more hot 
water! I shouldn't have done it, and I'm terribly, terribly sorry. I 
just...couldn't stand to watch you do it wrong any longer, so...

Avatar: ...Hee hee... Hahahaha!

Jakob: Lady Avatar?

Avatar: Sorry, Jakob. I knew you did that.

Jakob: Y-you did? Then...you won't...punish me for interfering?

Avatar: Not at all. You were only trying to help me. I admit...I was too 
stubborn about it. So, I think that makes us even, don't you?

Jakob: You are most magnanimous, milady.

Avatar: Well, I also learned something from this: I still need your help to 
stay on track, Jakob. So...can I count on you to stick with me even when I'm 
a stubborn mule?

Jakob: Of course I will. I promise to never leave your side. In all 
honesty...I seem to fall apart when I'm not with you as well.

Avatar: It's funny how alike we are.

Jakob: That you would even compare us that way! I might...faint with joy...

Avatar: No fainting, Jakob! Jakob? Jakob?! Wake up! 
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Jakob S

Avatar: Hey, Jakob. Can you show me how you make that one tea that's kind of 
spicy?

Jakob: Tiger's milk? Certainly, my lady...

Avatar: You know...you've been sounding a bit distant lately. Did I offend 
you somehow?

Jakob: Oh...no... You could never...

Avatar: Are you all right? Do you have a fever? I've never seen your face so 
red!

Jakob: *sigh* I knew it was only a matter of time before you realized 
something was wrong. Lady Avatar, I'm deeply sorry, but I can no longer serve 
as your butler.

Avatar: What? You've got to be joking! Just the other day, we were saying how 
we'll always stick together! Where is this coming from?! I...I really did do 
something to offend you, didn't I?

Jakob: You have my oath that that is not the case. It's...just... *mumble*

Avatar: Huh? I can't hear you when you mumble, Jakob.

Jakob: ... I... I've... I've fallen in love with you!

Avatar: Jakob...

Jakob: However, it is not proper for a butler to be in love with his 
mistress. As such, I must ask to be reassigned to new duties far away from 
you, my lady...

Avatar: No! Ou-out of the question! I can't imagine going through each day 
without you! I need you, Jakob... I...

Jakob: My lady?

Avatar: I...love you, too.

Jakob: What? What...do you mean?

Avatar: What do you mean, what do I mean?! I've always liked you, of 
course... But...recently you've come to mean so much more to me...

Jakob: I must be dreaming. There is no other explanation for this. Only in my 
dreams would Lady Avatar look at me this way... with her cheeks all 
flushed...

Avatar: Will you stop it?! You're embarrassing me! Besides, you're just as 
red as I am! Anyway, request granted: you are hereby fired as my butler. 
Would you consider being my husband instead?

Jakob: YES! ...I mean, if it pleases Your Ladysh- I mean yes, I would like 
nothing more than to be your husband.

Avatar: And we'll be together always...

(Live2D Confession)
Jakob: I love you... I was always afraid to say it, but from now on I will 
tell you every single day. I love you. 
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A2. Kaze C

Kaze: *sigh*

Avatar: Is something wrong, Kaze? And, um... what's with all those radishes?

Kaze: Ah, Lady Avatar. Greetings. A young lady gave me these radishes as 
thanks for helping her find her way.

Avatar: Looks like we're having a radish feast tonight! That's pretty great, 
right?

Kaze: I must disagree. It is not "great."

Avatar: No? What's the matter? Do you have something against radishes?

Kaze: It feels wrong being rewarded for such a simple kindness as giving 
directions. This is not the first time something like this has happened, 
either...

Avatar: It's...not?

Kaze: I can't figure out why, but... I find I'm often approached by women who 
wish to speak with me or give me things.

Avatar: Oh, is that so?

Kaze: It gets worse. If I speak even a few words, they'll often start 
shrieking or hugging me. Sometimes they'll give me letters or garments of 
clothing or, like today, food. None of our allies act that way, of course. 
Just strangers. It's...frustrating.

Avatar: Heheheh, it sounds to me like you're just popular with the ladies!

Kaze: Popular? With...the ladies?

Avatar: Exactly. Those women are just... well, they're curious about you. 
It's because you're kind yet mysterious. Being a ninja doesn't hurt either. 
In fact, when I was in town the other day, I overheard one of the local 
women. She said, "That sorrowful look on Kaze's gorgeous face is waaay too 
dreamy!"

Kaze: Argh, I wish you hadn't told me that. I appreciate the praise, but... I 
would prefer to focus on my duties and keep such silly distractions to a 
minimum.

Avatar: Hahaha, you're so serious all the time. Most men dream of this kind 
of attention!

Kaze: I'm simply behaving as any self-respecting ninja should. That's all 
there is to it. In any case, they are mistaken. I'm not a good man.

Avatar: Why would you say that?

Kaze: ...It's nothing. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have an urgent matter to 
attend to.
(Kaze leaves)

Avatar: Gone, just like that! Ninja are so cool... But I wonder what he meant 
by that... Why does he think he's not a good man? 
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Kaze B

Avatar: Kaze, I have a request. I'd like to follow you around town.

Kaze: Ah, Lady Avatar. You know I don't mind your company, but may I ask why? 
Have I done something amiss?

Avatar: No, no! Nothing like that! I thought it would be a good way to point 
out all the charming things about you!

Kaze: Er... And why would you like to do that, exactly?

Avatar: I've been worried about you... Ever since you told me you weren't a 
good person. It sounded like something's really been bothering you, and I 
want to help. I want you to see the good in you!

Kaze: That's...

Avatar: So! What do you say?

Kaze: I thank you for your concern, but I am fine, really. Now, if you'll 
excuse me...

Avatar: Kaze! Hang on! Aaand he's gone. Hm... But I bet he's still close 
by... I'm not gonna give up so easily! Kaze! Kazeeee! Where aaaare youuuu?! 
Kaze! Come on! Don't just leave me out here!

Kaze: Hmph.

Avatar: KAAAAAAAZEEEEE!

Kaze: Lady Avatar.

Avatar: There you are! Ha! I knew you couldn't hide from me!

Kaze: I would prefer it if you didn't scream like that. What if there were 
enemies nearby? Never give away your position when isolated from the main 
body of the army. Please, for all our sakes, try to refrain from such 
behavior in the future.

Avatar: You're right. I'm sorry. I just wanted to find you so badly... Thank 
you for coming back. I know you did it because you were worried for my 
safety. Which just goes to show how good of a guy you are!

Kaze: Why do you insist on saying such things?

Avatar: Huh?

Kaze: Please, stop. Just leave me alone.

Avatar: Kaze!

Kaze: ... Erg...my apologies, milady. I should not have spoken to you so 
rudely.

Avatar: No, no, this is all my fault. No one likes being pestered like this. 
I'm sorry, Kaze.
(Avatar leaves)

Kaze: Lady Avatar! ... 
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Kaze A

Kaze: Lady Avatar. I wish to apologize for hurting your feelings the other 
day.

Avatar: Huh? Oh, you mean when you got mad about me following you around? 
Don't worry about it. It was my fault anyway. I'm sorry I bothered you, Kaze.

Kaze: ...You have a kind heart, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: You think so?

Kaze: ...

Avatar: Kaze?

Kaze: Lady Avatar, there's something I haven't told you about myself. 
Something for which I cannot be forgiven, no matter how much I wish to 
repent.

Avatar: Huh?

Kaze: I am a worthless servant. It is my fault that you were kidnapped and 
taken to Nohr.

Avatar: Your fault? What did you do, Kaze?

Kaze: We had all traveled to Cheve that day, and I noticed Nohrian forces in 
the city. The same forces that would later kill Sumeragi and take you away. 
But I was young, and I didn't know what their presence meant...so I said 
nothing.

Avatar: It's not your fault, Kaze. You were a child! How could you have known 
what would happen?

Kaze: I come from a long line of ninja that have always served the Hoshidan 
royalty... I began my training at an early age. If anyone should have known, 
it was me. For such incompetence, I should have paid with my life. There's no 
way I can ever heal the suffering I've caused you and your birth family. I 
should not even be allowed to speak with you... I am so sorry, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Stop! You did nothing wrong! If anything, I should be apologizing to 
you!

Kaze: Milady?

Avatar: I'm so sorry, Kaze. You must have been tortured by this for years... 
I never knew...and I've acted so inconsiderately toward you. But...I believe 
now is the time for us to forgive and move forward. We cannot allow the rest 
of our lives to be defined by past mistakes. Besides, you were the one who 
returned me, were you not?

Kaze: Returned you?

Avatar: Yes. It was you who traveled to the Flame Tribe to come get me. And 
you were the one by my side when I returned to Hoshido. It was you, Kaze. You 
gave me a chance to be with my birth family again.

Kaze: But-

Avatar: Kaze, you are not at fault. And even if you were, you have repaid 
your debt to me. So, please, let us never talk of this again. Will you 
promise me that?

Kaze: ...

Avatar: Well?

Kaze: ...Yes. I promise.

Avatar: Good.

Kaze: Heh.

Avatar: Are you...laughing at me?

Kaze: It's just...you remind me so much of Lady Mikoto. It warms my heart.

Avatar: I remind you of my mother? How so?

Kaze: When Lady Mikoto became queen, she forgave me and allowed me to serve 
her. I wonder if she somehow foresaw that her child would do the same one 
day. Perhaps you are the one I was always meant to serve.

Avatar: Hm? What do you mean?

Kaze: As you must have noticed, all members of Hoshido's royal family have 
two retainers. These retainers are chosen from the best of the castle 
soldiery. When the time is right, they pledge their allegiance to a single 
lord. For example, Orochi and Reina both served the late Queen Mikoto. Subaki 
and Hana serve Lady Sakura. Hinata and Oboro serve Lord Takumi. Azama and 
Setsuna serve Lady Hinoka. And Kagero and my twin brother, Saizo, serve Lord 
Ryoma.

Avatar: Yes, I'm aware. Wait. So that means...

Kaze: Yes. Though I have served the royal family for some time, I have no 
single master. I've always been troubled by this fact, but perhaps Lady 
Mikoto arranged it... so that someday, when the time was right, I would serve 
you, Lady Avatar. If you will have me, then I will pledge myself to you.

Avatar: I-

Kaze: Do you accept?

Avatar: Kaze... I do. I accept your offer.

Kaze: Now, as your retainer, I hereby vow to protect you with my life.

Avatar: Thank you. I pray it never comes to that, my friend. 
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Kaze S

Kaze: Lady Avatar. Where are you headed?

Avatar: Hello, Kaze. I was just going out for a little stroll.

Kaze: If you don't mind, I would like to come with you.

Avatar: Oh, Kaze, don't be silly. Spending a few seconds alone won't get me 
kidnapped.

Kaze: ...Lady Avatar, I have realized something since I became your retainer. 
You find immense satisfaction in teasing others about their past failures.

Avatar: I wouldn't say "immense" satisfaction... Besides, I've hardly had a 
moment alone since you made your pledge. If we couldn't introduce a little 
levity to our relationship, I think I'd go crazy.

Kaze: ...

Avatar: Oh, quit your pouting.

Kaze: I am not "pouting."

Avatar: Heehee, are you sure? I think I'd know better. I AM your liege, am I 
not?

Kaze: Haha, I suppose you are.

Avatar: I really am blessed.

Kaze: Pardon?

Avatar: I feel I've gotten to see a whole new side of you, spending all this 
time together. You smile so much more than I thought you would. And you can 
be pretty funny. And...when I see you fighting so hard for me...I feel so 
grateful. You are such a loyal, good man, Kaze.

Kaze: ... You are a cruel mistress, milady.

Avatar: What? But I was complimenting you!

Kaze: You make me want to say things... Things best kept to myself.

Avatar: Oh? Like what?

Kaze: I have pledged myself to you as retainer. I am your servant and your 
bodyguard. Therefore, under no circumstances am I allowed to say what I am 
about to. I love you, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Oh!

Kaze: I have sworn to serve and protect you. And I would give my life to 
preserve your own. But...while duty would be enough, it is not for duty alone 
that I made these vows. I made them because I do not think a life without you 
would be worth living. Is there any chance that you would honor me with your 
love?

Avatar: *sniffle*

Kaze: Lady Avatar?! Why are you crying?

Avatar: I'm sorry... I'm just so filled with joy, I can't help it.

Kaze: Joy?

Avatar: Yes! Don't you see? I feel the same way about you! I want to be with 
you. I love you, Kaze. I will consent to be yours if you will be mine in 
return.

Kaze: I will, milady. Gladly.

(Confession)
Kaze: My liege...my love... I adore you with all my being. I promise to 
treasure you forever... and to keep you in my heart, always. 
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A2. Silas C

Avatar: Hello, Silas. Do you have some time?

Silas: Hm? Oh, hi there, Avatar. Need something?

Avatar: Sort of. You mentioned that we were childhood friends, but... I'm 
trying to figure out how you remembered that when I didn't.

Silas: Oh, is that all? I wouldn't worry about it. Those old memories slip 
away for everyone.

Avatar: But isn't it strange that I'd forget someone so close to me? You 
became a castle knight just so our paths would cross again... While I, on the 
other hand, forgot you existed at all.

Silas: Really, though... I wish you wouldn't worry about it. You remember 
now, and that's all that matters to me. My hard work paid off, didn't it? I 
became a castle knight, and here we are. I'm grateful for the chance to make 
up for lost time.

Avatar: Grateful, huh? That's a good way of looking at it. Thanks, Silas.

Silas: There's the cheer I remember. Oh, hey! Why don't we go take a little 
trip together sometime?

Avatar: Hmm. It sounds fun, but where should we go?

Silas: Someplace you always wanted to see. When we were young, you had a long 
list of places you wished you could go. We couldn't go to any of them at the 
time, but nothing's stopping us now!

Avatar: It sounds nice...but I don't think we should go far, given the 
circumstances.

Silas: Hmm, you're right. But don't worry. I'll find a way to make it work.

Avatar: Do you have something up your sleeve?

Silas: Haha, sorry if I made my plans seem grander than they are. If we can't 
go far, we'll limit our options to places within reach. You might not 
remember all the places on your old list, but I do.

Avatar: Great! Thanks for doing this, Silas.

Silas: Hey, what are friends for? Now go get packed for the trip!

Avatar: I will!
(Silas leaves)
Avatar: Silas is a really good guy. So...how did I forget all about him? He 
told me not to worry about it, but there's got to be a reason... 
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Silas B

Silas: Avatar! I need to talk to you about our upcoming trip.

Avatar: Hello, Silas! Did you draw up the list?

Silas: Well...about that... I started writing down all the places I could 
remember you wanting to visit.

Avatar: Goodness! That's...a long list...

Silas: Yeah. The memories just kept flooding back... It got a little out of 
hand.

Avatar: I was desperate to get out into the world, wasn't I? I can't believe 
you remembered all these so many years later...

Silas: Haha, well, I've always had a keen memory. So, where on the list do 
you want to go? Pick any one you like.

Avatar: These aren't really "places" as such, are they? "A town plaza"..."a 
street food stall"... "a festival"... Did I really say I wanted to go see 
"bugs"?!

Silas: That's how I remember it.

Avatar: Then I'll defer to your memory. It's hard to decide on one, though.

Silas: Take your time. And you don't need to limit yourself to one, you know. 
We can take multiple trips.

Avatar: It really is good of you to do all this for me... It's all the more 
mysterious why I would have forgotten about you.

Silas: For goodness sake, are you still brooding over that? Why don't we see 
if anyone in your retinue knows? They've been with you for a long time. One 
of them must know why, right?

Avatar: Yes...though I'm anxious they might have had some reason for not 
mentioning you...

Silas: Don't worry, Avatar. I'll come with you. Whatever they say, I'll stand 
by your side.

Avatar: Thanks, Silas.

Silas: Come on, let's get this cleared up before we do any more trip 
planning!
(Silas leaves)

Avatar: Huh? Hey! Wait for me! 
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Silas A

Avatar: Silas...I'm really sorry about the other day.

Silas: What, for what we found out? It was a long time ago, Avatar. No need 
to be sorry. Though I'll admit, the truth isn't what I expected...

Avatar: It was a little embarrassing to learn how much I cried after I 
couldn't see you again.

Silas: I can see why they tried to take your mind off me, though. I guess 
they simply did too good a job...

Avatar: That's putting it mildly. I suppose the feelings of one noble boy 
weren't a priority.

Silas: Haha, next to the young princess? I'd have done the same thing in 
their shoes.

Avatar: You have a big heart, Silas. Though I feel my offense in forgetting 
about you was worse than any of theirs...

Silas: I'm actually relieved by what we learned.

Avatar: What? Why?

Silas: You cried every day because you weren't allowed to see me, right? 
Doesn't that prove I really was your closest friend?

Avatar: Yes, I suppose so.

Silas: You should know that I have no regrets about taking you outside those 
walls. Nothing makes me happier than helping you in whatever way I can.

Avatar: Silas... You're a better friend than I deserve.

Silas: Well, now that the past is laid to rest, it's time to focus on the 
present!

Avatar: Well said!

Silas: Did you decide yet what you want to see? Wait...damn, I forgot the 
list! Wait here just a second, and I'll be back with it.
(Silas leaves)

Avatar: Wait, Silas! I'll come with you! You don't need to sprint! 
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Silas S

Silas: *sigh*

Avatar: Is that Silas over there? Ho there! Silas!

Silas: ...

Avatar: How did he not hear me...? Silas! Is something troubling you?

Silas: Gaaah! M-my heart...don't do that to a guy!

Avatar: Whoops. You seemed miles away, so I was curious why.

Silas: W-well... You see... I was thinking about how much you've changed 
since we were little.

Avatar: Oh? Was I different then?

Silas: Not so much in personality, but... You're a lot...prettier.

Avatar: Huh?! Are you...only noticing this now?

Silas: No...it was the first thing that struck me upon our reunion.

Avatar: Really? Strange, you never mentioned it before.

Silas: How could I?! How could I tell you it was love at first sight...

Avatar: D-did you just say...love?!

Silas: When we were young, you were my best friend and constant playmate. But 
now we're adults, and...you've grown into quite the lady. The shock of seeing 
you this way was an arrow right through the heart. But I was so overjoyed to 
see you that it took time to realize what I was feeling. There's no mistaking 
it anymore, though. I love you, Avatar.

Avatar: Silas...

Silas: Haha, so typical of me to fall in love at first sight and take weeks 
to realize it.

Avatar: D-don't say that...

Silas: Hmm? Wait, why are you blushing?

Avatar: Why do you think?

Silas: Oh... Look, I know you're out of my league. I hope we can at least 
stay friends. If I can't be with you, I at least want to keep fighting at 
your side.

Avatar: You don't have to worry about that. I...have those same feelings for 
you.

Silas: You do?!

Avatar: Yes. Ever since our paths crossed again... I might not have 
remembered who you were, but I still felt drawn to you. For a while, I 
thought that was our old friendship surfacing again... But the more time I 
spent with you, the more I realized that wasn't it at all. I suppose you 
could say it was love at first sight for me too.

Silas: Well...how do you like that... Does this mean we can be a couple?

Avatar: There's no one else I'd rather be with. It's you and me...forever.

Silas: Agreed! I'll never let anyone take you away from me ever again!

(Live2D Confession)
Silas: I've always cherished you as my best friend, but now you're so much 
more. I love you, and I'm honored to be your partner in this life. I promise 
to never leave you again. 
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A2. Ryoma C

Avatar: Hello, Ryoma. I have a favor to ask of you.

Ryoma: Certainly. How can I help?

Avatar: Well, I don't have many memories from before I was taken to Nohr. I 
was just wondering if you had any that you wouldn't mind sharing with me...

Ryoma: Hmm. Yes, I suppose I do. They're not all happy, I'm afraid.

Avatar: That's OK. I just feel as though there's a...void...in my mind. I'd 
like to hear a little bit about what it was like growing up in Hoshido. And 
stories about the whole family... Hinoka, Takumi, Azura, and Sakura.

Ryoma: Very well. I anticipated this day would come, actually. And I have 
something for you.

Avatar: Oh? What is it?

Ryoma: I think I'll hang on to it for a little while longer. It will hold 
more meaning if I give it to you later.

Avatar: All right. I suppose I can be patient.

Ryoma: I'm glad to hear it. Because our conversation will also have to wait, 
I'm afraid. I have something I must attend to shortly.

Avatar: I understand. Thank you, Ryoma. Let's chat again soon. 
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Ryoma B

Avatar: Good day, Ryoma. Would now be a good time to chat?

Ryoma: Ah, Avatar. Yes, I suppose I have some time right now. But where to 
begin? Hmm... Ah! Perhaps I could start with the siblings. Like little 
Hinoka...the crybaby.

Avatar: Hinoka...a crybaby? I can't see it.

Ryoma: Yes, well, she has matured tremendously. Now she's an excellent model 
soldier. Takumi, on the other hand...has not reached the same level of 
maturity.

Avatar: But Takumi seems so strong and self-assured.

Ryoma: Perhaps, but remember that very hard substances are often brittle. 
Takumi's emotions are fragile. He needs to work on his mental fortitude. That 
said, I believe in him. I think he has a promising future ahead.

Avatar: I see.

Ryoma: As for Azura, she's always been a bit distant. Even as a child. She's 
kind and wise, but I wish she knew how to open up a little bit.

Avatar: It's fascinating to hear your perspective like this. Please, 
continue!

Ryoma: Certainly. Let's see, where was I... Ah, Sakura. She's a gentle soul. 
Always worrying about others. My hope for her is that she can learn to be a 
bit more selfish. It would serve her well.

Avatar: Thank you, Ryoma. I really appreciate your insights. I think it's 
wonderful that you've spent so much time thinking about your family.

Ryoma: Well, as the eldest, I suppose I feel a certain responsibility. And, 
of course, I spend a great deal of time in self-reflection. I'm not without 
my faults.

Avatar: Well, you're human. Nobody's perfect. But you are a wise and caring 
older brother, Ryoma. Everyone looks up to you.

Ryoma: Thank you, Avatar. That means a lot coming from you.

Avatar: I just wish I knew more about my own background.

Ryoma: Yes. Your story is a troubling one. I hope that I can help you put a 
few of the pieces together. But I'm afraid even I don't know nearly the whole 
of it.

Avatar: Thank you, Ryoma. I really appreciate it.

Ryoma: Anytime, Avatar. 
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Ryoma A

Ryoma: Hello, Avatar. I've noticed that you seem a bit down lately. Is 
anything the matter?

Avatar: Hmm? No, I'm fine. Why do you ask?

Ryoma: Are you sure? You can confide in me. You seemed a bit...forlorn...when 
we last spoke.

Avatar: Well, if I'm being totally honest... I have truly enjoyed hearing 
your stories about the past. But they've also made me sad. I feel like I've 
missed out on so much.

Ryoma: So that's what's weighing you down. It's important to remember that we 
can't change the past. We can only try to shape our future. So, if you don't 
have any memories, you just have to make new ones. And we're all here 
together now.

Avatar: Thank you, Ryoma. Those are wise words.

Ryoma: You're welcome. And here's something else that may cheer you up. 
Remember how I said I had something for you? Well, I think the time is right. 
This is from all of us.

Avatar: Whoa. That's quite a ring.

Ryoma: Indeed. The four of us had it made for you a long time ago. We vowed 
to give it to you upon our eventual reunion. And here you are, safely 
returned to us.

Avatar: Ryoma... I'm so glad to be a part of this family. Thank you!

Ryoma: And we are happy to have you. Our ties can only grow stronger as we 
move forward! 
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Ryoma S

Avatar: Hello, Ryoma! Do you have a few minutes to spare today?

Ryoma: Of course. I always have time for you. What's on your mind?

Avatar: Well, I just keep thinking about this ring. It's kind of like...my 
first family heirloom.

Ryoma: Er, y-yes. I suppose it is.

Avatar: Is something the matter?

Ryoma: A family heirloom? Ah...y-yes...er... No. I am sorry, Avatar. There is 
something I must tell you. Father...Queen Mikoto...please forgive me.

Avatar: Ryoma?

Ryoma: I owe you an apology. I have not been honest with you. Nor with the 
others. The truth is...I am not your brother.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Ryoma: Exactly what I said. You and I are not related by blood.

Avatar: How can this be?

Ryoma: My father, King Sumeragi, told me, and me alone, the truth of your 
birth. You see, many years ago, Queen Mikoto came to Hoshido, asking my 
father for help. With her was an infant she had given birth to in her 
homeland. That infant was you, Avatar. King Sumeragi knew you were not his 
child. But because you were the child of the woman he loved, he raised you as 
his own. And it was not long before obligation turned into a deep and abiding 
love. You meant as much to him as any of us did. I promise you.

Avatar: So...he took care of me-died protecting me-knowing I was another 
man's child? Then...he WAS my father. Whatever my blood. But then the 
question remains. Who was my birth father?

Ryoma: I don't know. King Sumeragi never shared that detail with me. I'm not 
certain even he knew.

Avatar: I see...

Ryoma: I am sorry I kept it secret for so long, but I felt I had to. It was 
what Father wanted. He'd never have wanted you to feel like he loved you any 
less than he did us.

Avatar: So then why are you telling me this now? What changed?

Ryoma: I fell in love with you.

Avatar: Ryoma!

Ryoma: I could not lie to myself any longer, Avatar. I want to be the one to 
stand by your side for the rest of your life. I could not live without you. 
You are the only woman I have ever loved like this.

Avatar: I-I see. Are you ready to hear my answer?

Ryoma: Yes. I am prepared.

Avatar: I admire you tremendously. You are a strong and kind man and a 
natural leader. You will make a great king and will rule as wisely as your 
father. I know it. And...I want to be with you while you do it. As your 
queen. As your wife. I love you too, Ryoma.

Ryoma: I am glad. You have made me so happy. My heart sings with joy.

Avatar: You are the most precious person in the world to me. Please, stay 
with me. Forever.

Ryoma: I will, my love. I promise it.

(Live2D Confession)
Ryoma: Our past may be broken, but our future is stronger than iron. Take my 
hand... 
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A2. Takumi C

Avatar: Hello, Takumi.

Takumi: ...

Avatar: Takumi? I said hello.

Takumi: Yeah, I heard you. Do you need something?

Avatar: Well, I guess I don't NEED anything, but I was hoping we could 
chat...or something.

Takumi: Yeah, the thing is...I'm busy right now. Practicing. Can't you see?

Avatar: Yes, I can see that. But it seems you just don't care to get to know 
me at all.

Takumi: You hit the nail on the head. I know I SHOULD trust you, since we're 
siblings. But we were raised worlds apart, so we don't really have much in 
common after all.

Avatar: I see. You remember, of course, our shared history. And that we are 
fighting for the same cause.

Takumi: And YOU remember, of course, that you grew up with the enemy.

Avatar: Be that as it may, surely I have proven my loyalty by now. There's 
got to be a way to convince you... Hmm. How would you feel about training me 
on the bow?

Takumi: I don't see the point.

Avatar: Well, it'll give us a chance to get to know each other a little bit. 
And then, in the next battle, I can more effectively demonstrate my loyalty.

Takumi: Very well. You get one shot at this, understand? If you start slowing 
me down, I'm outta here.

Avatar: I'll do my best to keep up. Thank you, Takumi.

Takumi: Hmph, we'll see. 
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Takumi B

Takumi: Avatar! Your arm is too low. Raise it three degrees! Also, bend your 
right knee another six degrees. What are you doing? Never take your eyes off 
the target!

Avatar: OK...I'm doing my best! Just give me a moment to concentrate...

Takumi: What was that? Who asked who for help? Don't tell me you're already 
whining!

Avatar: No! I can do this. We're at war-I can't give up now.

Takumi: *sigh* Fine, I guess we can take a break.

Avatar: Whew. I must admit, I'm grateful for the rest. It's harder to bend a 
bow than I imagined.

Takumi: Well, of course. Did you think it would be easy?

Avatar: To be honest...sort of. But, that's only because you make it look so 
easy, Takumi.

Takumi: Are you being sarcastic?

Avatar: No, I mean it. Watching you, it looks effortless. But when I pick up 
the bow... I realize that I need to work on my stance, my strength, and my 
concentration. Still, I've already improved. Wouldn't you agree?

Takumi: Yes. You are making progress. But make no mistake-you have a long way 
to go!

Avatar: Of course. So, why don't we get back to work?

Takumi: Very well. OK, get into position, take a deep breath, slowly pull 
back...

Avatar: Ow!

Takumi: What happened?!

Avatar: Sorry! My hand slipped. Oh, damn. I'm bleeding.

Takumi: How bad is it?

Avatar: Not bad. I'll be fine...

Takumi: Let me see. Nope, you're done for today.

Avatar: But I want to keep practicing! This is my chance to learn from you!

Takumi: I said you're done. You can't hit anything with an injury like that. 
And besides...you'll get other chances.

Avatar: Do you mean that, Takumi? I'd be really grateful for the opportunity. 
I guess I'll go get this bandaged up...
(Avatar leaves)

Takumi: Maybe I pushed her too hard... 
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Takumi A

Takumi: Hey, what are you doing with that bow? I thought I told you to lay 
off until your hand heals!

Avatar: Oh, I know. I'm not practicing. I'm just polishing and adjusting the 
tension. I feel restless not being able to practice.

Takumi: You're really getting into this, aren't you?

Avatar: You know...I am! It was devastatingly hard at first, but you're a 
good teacher. I do hope I'm coming along fast enough and not just wasting 
your time.

Takumi: Don't worry, you're not.

Avatar: Really?

Takumi: No. You're actually really talented. And as much as I hate to do 
this...I have to apologize. I've seen your dedication to Hoshido with my own 
two eyes. So, please forgive me for doubting you in the first place. I will 
gladly continue your training as soon as you're ready.

Avatar: Thank you, Takumi. I'm so glad you gave me a chance.

Takumi: You're welcome. Oh, by the way, take this. It's a salve that might 
help your hand heal faster.

Avatar: Great! I've been dying to get back to work with you.

Takumi: Me too, Avatar. 
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Takumi S

Avatar: Yes! I finally did it! Did you see that?

Takumi: Heh. Yep, I'm right here. No need to shout.

Avatar: Oh, but I hit the target TEN TIMES in a row! Can you believe it?

Takumi: Of course. Like I said, you're talented! But you still have a lot to 
learn. Hit the target 100 times in a row, and then I'll get excited. Hit a 
moving target on the battlefield, and I'll bow down before you.

Avatar: You're right, of course. I have a long road ahead of me.

Takumi: You do, but I'll be there to guide you down the path. Like it or not, 
you're stuck with me now!

Avatar: You mean it? Thank you, Takumi!

Takumi: You're welcome. Although...there is something else I wanted to talk 
about...

Avatar: Yes?

Takumi: This...may not be easy to hear. But I have to get it off my chest. I 
really like you.

Avatar: Oh! That's great to hear. I mean, you seemed to hate me so much at 
first-

Takumi: No. I LIKE you. Like, I love you.

Avatar: Huh?!

Takumi: I know. I'm sorry. I never meant for this to happen. You know that, 
right? Remember how surly I was to you?

Avatar: I know, Takumi, but...this isn't...

Takumi: I know what you're thinking, but before you say anything, you should 
read this.

Avatar: Hm? A letter?

Takumi: Yes. From Queen Mikoto. It...explains the circumstances of your 
birth. Specifically...it says you are not the child of King Sumeragi.

Avatar: I'm not?! B-but how? What about Sakura?! And Ryoma? Hinoka?

Sakura: Sumeragi was my father, and all theirs as well. But...he wasn't 
yours.

Avatar: And how long have you had this letter without telling me?

Takumi: The queen gave it to me when you returned to Hoshido, but I only 
opened it recently. She said to read it if I ever worried about who I was in 
love with. At the time, it seemed bizarre...but she did have the gift of 
prophecy. She must have known that someday I would fall in love with you. 
That it was...fated.

Avatar: Then you're telling the truth...

Takumi: The letter says she brought you to Hoshido as an infant, seeking 
help. And so Father took her in-and you as well, even knowing you were not 
his child. Having fallen in love with your mother, he decided he would raise 
you as his own. But it was not long before he loved you as much as any of us.

Avatar: He did all this-even died for me-knowing I was another man's? Then he 
WAS my father, whatever my blood. But the question remains... Who was my real 
father?

Takumi: It...um. It doesn't say.

Avatar: Oh.

Takumi: I'm sorry. I struggled with whether or not to tell you any of this. 
After all, now that you know, we can never go back to being siblings. But I 
couldn't simply pretend to be your brother for the rest of my life. 
Especially not with the way I felt about you. It is shameful, I know.

Avatar: It's all right, Takumi. I'm glad you told me.

Takumi: So...does this change anything? About your feelings toward us, I 
mean.

Avatar: ...No. In the short time we've spent together, I feel I've gotten to 
know you all so well. I care for you. We may not be family, but you are all 
still very precious to me.

Takumi: I can't tell you how relieved I am to hear you say that.

Avatar: Although...there is one change. My feelings for you are no longer 
forbidden. I love you too, Takumi.

Takumi: What?!

Avatar: When you said that you liked me, my heart started racing. But I 
didn't want it to show because I didn't know about Father. Everything is so 
confusing.

Takumi: That's right. But in a confusing world, we must cling to the few 
fragments of truth we share. And the truth is that I love you, Avatar, and 
you love me. Let's build a future on that.

Avatar: Y-yes. I think you're right. Let's give it a shot. What's the worst 
that could happen?

(Live2D Confession)
Takumi: If you were aiming for my heart, you've struck true. This was meant 
to be... 
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A2. Subaki C

Subaki: Haaah! Ahaah!

Avatar: Hmm? You train so vigorously, Subaki.

Subaki: Ah, Lady Avatar. What brings you here today? Were you attempting to 
learn some of my dynamic combat techniques?

Avatar: No, Subaki, I just so happened to see you training. I didn't mean to 
interrupt.

Subaki: No need to apologize! Please, feel free to sit down and watch, if you 
like. My form with weapons is second to none, after all. Perhaps one of my 
techniques will prove useful to you in the battlefield someday.

Avatar: It's certainly possible. I wish I had your dexterity as a fighter. 
Every movement you make is so assured.

Subaki: In that case, why not spar with me? There is no better way to learn 
and improve.

Avatar: Really? Would you mind?

Subaki: Of course not! I would do anything in my power to aid Lady Sakura's 
sister! Besides, I've mastered every class of weapon. Responding to your 
moves shouldn't prove overly difficult for me. *grumble*

Avatar: Umm, Subaki? Did you hear something?
Subaki: N-no, not at all! You must be imagining things, Lady Avatar... 
*gggrrrooowwwlllll*

Avatar: Wait! There it is again! Goodness, what is that sound?

Subaki: Oh my!

Avatar: Subaki... Was that your stomach growling?

Subaki: Of course not. Don't be ridiculous.

Avatar: Subaki, it's OK. You're just hungry! I'm sorry it took me a moment to 
understand. Why don't we go get a bite to eat?

Subaki: No, that's not it. You don't understand. I was just practicing making 
my stomach growl to distract my enemy...

Avatar: Are you sure? Your face is beet red.

Subaki: I feel so disgraced...

Avatar: What? Don't be so dramatic. Everyone's tummy growls from time to 
time. There's no need to be hard on yourself for something so silly.

Subaki: I've always been able to avoid failure in every task. This is an 
obvious sign that my focus is beginning to slip! Lady Avatar. May we postpone 
our sparring session? I need to redouble my efforts. Farewell!
(Subaki leaves)

Avatar: He just ran away. Subaki certainly is hard on himself... 
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Subaki B

Avatar: Subaki! Are you there, Subaki?

Subaki: *munch* Ah, Lady Avatar! Good afternoon! What's your hurry? *chomp*

Avatar: Ahhh, so I see the rumors were true!

Subaki: *om nom nom* What rumors are you referring to exactly?

Avatar: Everyone has been talking about you eating so much! I heard that 
you've been constantly munching on something wherever you go. So I got a 
little worried and wanted to come and find you. No offense, but it really 
seems like you can't stop shoving food in your mouth.

Subaki: Oh, don't be ridiculous. There's no need to trouble yourself over me.

Avatar: But there is! You're my comrade. We need to look out for one another. 
Does this have anything to do with my overhearing your stomach growling?

Subaki: Wh-what do you mean...?

Avatar: OK, so clearly it does.

Subaki: Listen, this is the only way to make sure that my stomach never 
growls again. If I'm always eating, I'll never be hungry.

Avatar: Subaki, you can't keep eating like that! It's not healthy. Besides, 
it will just make you get bigger and bigger. Then you won't be able to train 
anymore. I know you wouldn't want that to happen.

Subaki: Oh, don't you worry about me. I've already calculated how much food I 
need to stay in fighting shape.

Avatar: Right... But still, I'm concerned.

Subaki: I never meant to alarm anyone. Listen, if it really bothers you, I'll 
give up on my new fitness regimen.

Avatar: Good. Trust me, it's for the best.

Subaki: But what do I do now? I'd be horrified if someone ever heard my 
stomach growl again.

Avatar: Why are you so worried about what other people think of you? No one 
would ever judge you for something so trivial anyway.

Subaki: I could never talk about that with you, Lady Avatar. Please, excuse 
me...
(Subaki leaves)

Avatar: There he goes again... I'd probably better follow him to make sure he 
doesn't get any other crazy ideas. 
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Subaki A

Avatar: Greetings, Subaki.

Subaki: What is it, Lady Avatar?

Avatar: I figured that you might still be thinking of ways to avoid getting 
hungry.

Subaki: Yes, I am. The problem is, I'm having a difficult time thinking of 
another solution.

Avatar: I still think you should relax. You don't need to be upset about your 
tummy making noises.

Subaki: I appreciate your opinion. But I simply cannot let that happen again.

Avatar: Hmm... Fine. Then at least let me help you figure out a new strategy!

Subaki: Huh? What do you mean?

Avatar: If you can't stop worrying about this issue, I'd love to help you 
figure out a solution. There's no reason to torture yourself by overthinking 
this.

Subaki: I couldn't possibly ask that of you!

Avatar: I was with you when this all started. I should help you see this 
problem through to the end.

Subaki: Lady Avatar... Fine. But only because you're so insistent. I-I've 
never had someone behave like that toward me before.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Subaki: You may not know this about me, but I can't stand to fail in front of 
people. My goal in life is to achieve perfection in every possible way. 
Though it's wildly painful to admit, even I sometimes make a mistake. But I 
never know what to do when that occurs.

Avatar: Really?

Subaki: Yes. But like I said, this very, very rarely happens to me.

Avatar: I know that it's hard to be vulnerable around other people. But I 
promise, I'm not going to make fun of you. I just want to help.

Subaki: I'm no good at getting help when I need it. That's the problem with 
seeking perfection. You always feel like you have to do everything alone. I 
have to admit that it feels good to get all of this off my chest.

Avatar: Huh. So that's what this has all been about. You just needed a 
counselor.

Subaki: Maybe. So, Lady Avatar... Now that you understand me so well, I'm 
going to count on you for advice.

Avatar: That's fine, Subaki.

Subaki: OK! Now that we're agreed, let's start brainstorming! I gotta figure 
out how to beat my appetite. My newest idea was to eat foods that make you 
feel really, really full. I brought a bag of snacks, actually. Let me go get 
them!
(Subaki leaves)

Avatar: Wait up, Subaki! Well, at least he's not so depressed now. 
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Subaki S

Subaki: Pardon me, Lady Avatar. If you don't mind, may I have a moment?

Avatar: Greetings, Subaki. Certainly. Did you need advice on something? I 
thought we had finally resolved the issue with your stomach growling.

Subaki: Yes, indeed. Thank you for your help with that, by the way.

Avatar: Oh, there's no need to thank me. You're the one who thought to quiet 
the sound by flexing your abs.

Subaki: Haha... Well, I'll admit that it was a moment of brilliance on my 
part.

Avatar: It was inspired. Anyway, what did you want to talk to me about?

Subaki: I need some advice. This is a problem I simply can't solve by myself.

Avatar: Oh? Did something bad happen? How can I help you?

Subaki: To be honest, I think you're the only person who can solve this 
issue.

Avatar: Why just me?

Subaki: Well, the truth is... Lady Avatar, I have very strong feelings for 
you.

Avatar: Wh-what?!

Subaki: I'm not surprised at your shock. Not to be arrogant, but I hid my 
emotions perfectly. But now, there is no way for me to hide them. I needed to 
tell you.

Avatar: I don't know what to say...

Subaki: I've often been admired for my tireless pursuit of perfection. But 
you were the first person to ever really try and know me. With you, I can 
actually show my whole self. Not just the parts that are perfect. It makes me 
feel stronger, not having to hide my weaknesses.

Avatar: I have to admit something... I like you too.

Subaki: R-really?! You mean it?

Avatar: Yes. I truly believe we can make each other stronger by being 
together.

Subaki: Lady Avatar... Thank you! I've never felt so lucky in all my life!

Avatar: Hehe. Me neither.

(Live2D Confession)
Subaki: Darling, you're the very picture of perfection. And we're so perfect 
together... 
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A2. Saizo C

Avatar: Hm...? ... I have the strangest feeling someone is watching me... ... 
Hello? Is someone there...? S-Saizo?! I nearly jumped out of my skin... Why 
were you lurking in the shadows?

Saizo: Hmph...took you long enough to notice. If this was the battlefield, 
you'd be dead.

Avatar: What?! Why would I be looking over my shoulder here in camp? And what 
in the world were you doing spying on me?

Saizo: Keeping a very close eye on you.

Avatar: Huh?

Saizo: It wasn't long ago that you lived as royalty of Nohr. How convenient 
that we should be drawn into your orbit now. The moment you try anything, 
I'll be the first to know.

Avatar: Except you won't, because I'm not going to try anything! My brother 
didn't put you up to this, did he?

Saizo: Hmph. This has nothing to do with Lord Ryoma. I'm doing it on my own 
initiative. Though we fight side by side at times, I'm not prepared to trust 
you yet.

Avatar: I see.

Saizo: If you take even one step out of line, I will act accordingly. 
Remember that before you get any cute ideas.

Avatar: I never intended to. Isn't there anything I can do to win your trust?

Saizo: Prove yourself to me. I'm keeping thorough surveillance notes on you, 
you know.

Avatar: Yes, the "Surveillance Notes-Avatar" on your notebook suggested as 
much. Do you...keep books like this on a lot of our soldiers?

Saizo: That's classified. All you need to know is that I'm watching you. 
Always.

Avatar: Even when-

Saizo: ESPECIALLY then.
(Saizo leaves)

Avatar: Saizo, wait! OK, I can't see you, but you're not gone, right? You're 
still watching? Saizo...? Gods, this is going to be difficult. 
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Saizo B

Avatar: Ugh...I can feel his eyes on me again. Saizo, are you always this 
vigilant when it comes to me? Don't you get tired? I know I get exhausted, 
being under constant watch. No response? Nothing? *sigh*...

Saizo: ...

Avatar: Ah, but enough bellyaching. I need to get these things inside. I just 
wish they weren't so heavy. One...two... Nrrghh!

Saizo: All right.

Avatar: Gah! Warn me next time, Saizo!

Saizo: I don't make a habit of advertising my presence. You should learn to 
sense it. Something seems wrong, though. You've been looking pale and 
fatigued lately. Not that we really need you, but... I worry that you'll drag 
the others down if you try to fight in that condition.

Avatar: Oh, haha...sorry. I'm just tired out from looking over my shoulder 
all the time.

Saizo: What?

Avatar: You still don't trust me, do you?

Saizo: You've given me no reason to. I'm sure you'd love for me to stop 
watching you, but I know better. I have one eye, and it's staying fixed 
directly on you. ...Though I'm forced to admit this is a problem I can't 
overlook.

Avatar: What problem? What are you talking about?! Whoa!

Saizo: Quiet. Where do you need these?

Avatar: Those are my things! I can carry them perfectly well myself.

Saizo: That's not what I saw. You are, however tenuously, an ally. I'm not so 
cruel as to let you lug these around by yourself. It is dishonorable to turn 
a blind eye to one in need of help. Are you impugning my honor?

Avatar: N-not at all... Thank you, Saizo.

Saizo: Don't think this means you're off the hook. More importantly, hurry 
and tell me where this trunk goes.

Avatar: Oh, er...that shed over there.

Saizo: Understood. This will only take a moment...
(Saizo leaves)

Avatar: Was he in such a hurry to leave because he was embarrassed...? Hah. 
Saizo, embarrassed... There's a mental picture for you. 
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Saizo A

Avatar: Saizoooooo! Helloooooo? If you're watching, come out so we can talk!

Saizo: ...

Avatar: SAIIIIIIIIIIIZOOOOOOO!

Saizo: What do you think you're doing? Don't give my presence away like that.

Avatar: Ah, hello, Saizo. I knew you couldn't be far off.

Saizo: What are you playing at, calling upon your watchman? This is very 
irregular.

Avatar: I'm not playing at anything. I just never had the chance to thank you 
for carrying my things. To remedy that, I brought some mint candies. Would 
you like one?

Saizo: C-candies...

Avatar: Is something wrong?

Saizo: I don't need your sweets! Eat them yourself.

Avatar: S-sorry... I had no idea. I thought you might like them, but clearly 
I don't know you very well. My apologies, Saizo. I'll find someone else to 
share them with.

Saizo: Stop biting your lip that way. You're making me feel guilty.

Avatar: That's easy for you to say, but...

Saizo: *sigh* All right. I'll come clean...

Avatar: What?

Saizo: I hate sweets.

Avatar: Really? Oh, come to think of it, I recall Ryoma mentioning that once. 
I had completely forgotten...

Saizo: It's not as if they're poison. They're just not to my taste.

Avatar: If that's why you refused the candy, is it safe to assume you don't 
hate me?

Saizo: ...

Avatar: I know you can't trust me because I was raised in enemy territory. 
But clinging to that conception of me is counterproductive. It may take time 
before we reach a true understanding of each other... But until then, could 
you try to have faith in me?

Saizo: ...Hmph. I'd already come to the same conclusion.

Avatar: What?

Saizo: My surveillance on you is over, effective today. You have free rein 
from now on.

Avatar: Does this mean you trust me?

Saizo: I wouldn't go that far. It just means that I don't think a simpleton 
like you could be scheming anything.

Avatar: "Simpleton"? Don't hold back, Saizo... I'm glad you're starting to 
accept me, though.

Saizo: I still expect you to remain on your best behavior, of course.

Avatar: Of course. I wouldn't want to lose your trust, now that we're 
friends.

Saizo: Friends? Where did you get that idea?

Avatar: It seemed clear to me. Do you disagree?

Saizo: Think what you like. I'm leaving.
(Saizo leaves)

Avatar: Saizo...! Haha, very well. If he's given me leave to think what I 
like, I'll consider us friends. 
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Saizo S

Avatar: Saizo, I know you're there. You're not still spying on me, I hope.

Saizo: Forgive me. I didn't intend to remain hidden for long. I came to 
apologize again.

Avatar: Oh...?

Saizo: Yes. I'm sorry I doubted you.

Avatar: Is that still on your mind? Because it ceased troubling me some time 
ago.

Saizo: Still, I couldn't rest until I'd apologized. If I wrong you in some 
way again, I expect you to let me know.

Avatar: It's all right, honestly. I hesitate to mention this, but you're 
acting oddly today. Why are you so determined to apologize?

Saizo: It's because...argh... I can't rest, worrying that the one I love may 
be upset with me.

Avatar: The one you what?

Saizo: Gods! I'm trying to tell you I love you!

Avatar: WHAT?! B-but...you were so suspicious of me at first!

Saizo: That's why I must apologize! As I shadowed you, I saw how deeply you 
care about your friends. How you throw yourself into battle, willing to 
sacrifice yourself for the sake of peace.

Avatar: Saizo...

Saizo: Seeing that made me eager to fight alongside you. To do anything near 
you, really. But if you'd rather I not, then I'll continue supporting you 
from the shadows. I may be better suited to that anyway.

Avatar: Will you let me get a word in edgewise before you go deciding this?

Saizo: Avatar...?

Avatar: At first, it was frustrating, the way you felt you needed to monitor 
me. But you did step in to help when I needed it. And eventually...after a 
very long time... you started to believe in me. I want to be with you, too, 
Saizo. Do you trust me enough to give me your heart?

Saizo: Hmph. Of course I do.

Avatar: Good! It warms my heart to see you smile...to know that it's because 
of me.

Saizo: Gods, just listen to you... Don't let anyone else catch you spouting 
such sugary nonsense.

Avatar: Heehee. Who'd have thought the fearsome Saizo would be so shy?

Saizo: Ugh...

(Live2D Confession)
Saizo: I guess I can't be shy around you anymore, eh? I promise to tell you 
everything. 
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A2. Azama C

Avatar: Ah, what a beautiful day for a walk... Hmm, looks like I'm not the 
only one out here. Hello, Azama. Are...are you taking a nap...sitting up?

Azama: Ah, Lady Avatar. Good to see you. No, I was just meditating.

Avatar: Hmm, I've never heard of that. Can you describe what's involved?

Azama: Certainly. I'll just need you to be silent for a few moments.

Avatar: No problem.

Azama: ... ... ...

Avatar: (This is getting weird.) (Is he ever going to say anything?) (Wow, 
this forest is actually pretty noisy. I can hear all kinds of animals...)

Azama: And there you have it. Meditation.

Avatar: That's fascinating! I had no idea what I was missing out on. I can 
hear the gentle burbling of the stream and even the swaying of the trees. 
It's so relaxing...

Azama: Yes, isn't it?

Avatar: Oh! Pardon me, I realize now that I must be interrupting your peace 
and quiet.

Azama: Oh, that's quite all right! I wouldn't expect anything less of an 
unenlightened person.

Avatar: Excuse me?

Azama: Yes?

Avatar: You know what? Never mind. Well, thanks for the meditation lesson. I 
learned something today.

Azama: Oh ho! I'd expect you learn something just about every day... Since 
you seem to know so very little!

Avatar: Seriously?

Azama: But I do think it's great that you're trying to learn new things.

Avatar: What?

Azama: Oh, look at the time. I'd love to continue expanding your mind, but 
I'm afraid I have more pressing matters.
(Azama leaves)

Avatar: What a strange guy... 
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Azama B

Avatar: Hello, Azama. Pardon me for interrupting, but I have a small favor to 
ask.

Azama: Ah, Lady Avatar. How may I be of assistance?

Avatar: I was just wondering if I could meditate with you for a little while. 
I've tried a few times on my own, and for some reason it isn't the same.

Azama: Certainly. As long as you remain quiet, you can sit here for hours.

Avatar: Great! I just wanted to feel that strange connection with the forest 
again. The peaceful chirping and bubbling water... Sorry, I'll be quiet now.

Azama: Shut up.

Avatar: I said I was about to stop talking! There's no need to be rude about 
it.

Azama: I mean it. Silence yourself. NOW.

Avatar: Gods! What's that noise?

Azama: Please wait here. This will only take a moment or two.

(Azama leaves)

Avatar: Azama?! Where are you going? What is that monstrous sound?

Azama: And there we go.

Avatar: What is THAT?

Azama: Oh ho! It's a bear, of course.

Avatar: Is it...dead?

Azama: Sadly, yes. It's a matter of course that one encounters bears in the 
forest. Unfortunately, from time to time, it becomes necessary to kill them. 
You know, the whole "eat or be eaten" thing. Isn't life funny?

Avatar: I can't believe you just killed a bear! Was it about to attack us?

Azama: Naturally. That's what bears do!

Avatar: Well, thank you for protecting me.

Azama: Oh, please. It was nothing. I'm just happy that we've been blessed 
with this wonderful food source. Now, if you don't mind, it's best to flay 
the beast immediately. That way we can get the meat back to camp and into the 
kitchen while it's fresh.

Avatar: Actually, I kind of DO mind. You're going to flay it here? Right now? 
I ventured out here for some peace and quiet... And now I'm watching a bear 
be eviscerated.

Azama: Ha ha ha! I know! Isn't life wonderful? Here, give me a hand with 
these intestines. They're remarkably heavy!

Avatar: Gods... 
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Azama A

Avatar: Good day, Azama. I thought I might find you here again. I just wanted 
to thank you once more for protecting me the other day.

Azama: Really, it was nothing. You're welcome.

Avatar: And, I must admit... The bear stew that the cook prepared was 
delicious. I also would like to apologize for refusing to carry any bear 
intestines back to camp.

Azama: Again, please don't concern yourself with such trivialities. Apology 
accepted.

Avatar: So, will it be another day of meditation for you?

Azama: Yes. I wish I could spend my whole life doing this. It's a good 
distraction from the ultimate and total futility of war.

Avatar: I see. So you don't believe there's value in defending our friends 
and family?

Azama: Oh ho! That's an interesting argument. I agree that it can be sad when 
another entity leaves this plane of existence. But I am comforted by the very 
nature of the universe! We are all mere manifestations of a much larger 
consciousness, of course.

Avatar: I don't know. Call me old fashioned, but I think this "plane of 
existence" is pretty special. Still, perhaps it IS wise to take some comfort 
in the absurdity of life.

Azama: Yes, that's exactly it! You know, you're much wiser than you look. Or 
act.

Avatar: Well, thank you. I think.

Azama: Now, if you don't mind... I would like some quiet time out here.

Avatar: Oh, yes-of course. I'll be quiet...but would you mind if I sat here 
awhile with you?

Azama: Be my guest. 
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Azama S

Avatar: Aha! I knew I'd find you here.

Azama: Avatar! What's the matter? You look upset.

Avatar: Well, I've been worried about you. I haven't seen you around. And I 
was beginning to think that maybe you encountered another bear...

Azama: Oh ho! Bears pose no more threat to me than I do to a mountain. But I 
appreciate your concern. I am doing just fine...if a little sleep deprived.

Avatar: Oh? What's been interrupting your sleep?

Azama: Well, I've been spending my time making this.

Avatar: A...bear suit?

Azama: Ha! Now that would be a sight! No, this is a pelt. It's for you.

Avatar: For me? But...why?

Azama: Please, take it. It's warm, and it has protective qualities.

Avatar: Well, thank you! It is quite soft. I've never worn anything like this 
before.

Azama: It pleases me to hear that. This is also my first time proposing 
marriage!

Avatar: *gulp* What?!

Azama: Ahaha! I'm happy to have caught you by surprise like that. You see, 
I've never really cared about any one person so much as I care about you. At 
first, I dismissed you as just another ignorant soul in need of 
enlightenment. But you have proven to have quite an inquisitive mind-a 
beautiful curiosity! It made me want to do something special for you...to 
show my appreciation.

Avatar: But...marriage. It's so sudden!

Azama: Yes. Well, what can I say? I'm in love with you. And we don't have 
much time. Our physical bodies have such a pitiful life span... It would be a 
shame to waste time on something as foolish as courtship!

Avatar: You're actually making a whole lot of sense right now. Although I'm 
not entirely convinced I didn't just join a cult...

Azama: Haha! So, is that a yes? Never mind. You don't even need to answer. I 
can tell by your face that you're ridiculously in love with me!

Avatar: Hey, stop teasing! But yes, it is a yes.

(Live2D Confession)
Azama: I am so happy to have found you on this plane of existence! Nirvana 
awaits... 
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A2. Hayato C

Hayato: *mumble mumble*

Avatar: Oh, hey there, Hayato. Are you writing something? Your brow is all 
furrowed. Why do you look so intense?

Hayato: AH! Avatar?! Don't sneak up on me like that! I almost messed up. Then 
I would have had to rewrite this entire charm all over again.

Avatar: Oh, sorry about that. Say, what exactly is that thing you're working 
on anyway?

Hayato: Well, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to tell you. This paper contains a 
very special charm. I make them for people in the village. They can be used 
for all kinds of purposes. To provide protection, aid a harvest... Whatever 
you need, really.

Avatar: Interesting. I don't think I've ever heard of something like that.

Hayato: Well, these are my own creations. I write a unique spell on each one. 
They are extremely effective.

Avatar: Huh. So what is this one for exactly?

Hayato: This is for the Wind Tribe's upcoming festival. They really want it 
to be a success. I couldn't possibly turn them down.

Avatar: So you're sending this one back to them. I have an idea! You're 
already giving them this charm. Why not include a letter too?

Hayato: A letter? Wh-what do you mean?

Avatar: There are probably people in the village who are concerned about you, 
right?

Hayato: I am an adept diviner. There's no reason for me to report to the 
village. And besides, I still have work to do. Please, leave me alone. Ahh!

Avatar: You just dropped something, Hayato. I-is that an unfinished note?

Hayato: N-no, of course not! Don't even think about trying to read it!

Avatar: Ha! So you were already working on writing a letter? Why are you 
acting so odd? I don't understand what the big deal is.

Hayato: The truth is...I can't write one.

Avatar: Huh? What do you mean?

Hayato: I've never written a letter before, OK? I just don't know what I'm 
supposed to say! Are you happy now?!

Avatar: Calm down. Now I understand why your letter was only half-written.

Hayato: Will you show me how to finish it, Avatar?

Avatar: Huh? How can I help?

Hayato: You're the one who's been encouraging me to write. So come on, help 
me. It's basically your responsibility now. And it has to be a great one!

Avatar: That's a strange way to ask someone for a favor, Hayato. But I 
suppose assisting you is probably the right thing to do.

Hayato: Of course it is. Let's get to work!

Avatar: OK! 
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Hayato B

Hayato: Avatar, what exactly is supposed to go into writing a letter? I don't 
really know where to start.

Avatar: Well you're writing to the Wind Tribe. Perhaps you should let them 
know how you're doing. Have you gotten anything down on the page yet?

Hayato: Well, I explained how to use the charm that I'm sending and what it 
does.

Avatar: That's not a letter-it's merely a list of instructions. Letters 
should be personal. They should let the reader know what you're getting up 
to.

Hayato: It has to be personal, huh?

Avatar: Preferably. Oh, I have an idea. Tell them that you can finally sleep 
after you hear a scary story now!

Hayato: Wh-what are you talking about?! I've never had a problem with s-scary 
stories!

Avatar: Oh? That's not the rumor I heard. But fine, I'll think of something 
else. I'm sure they would be happy to hear about how much you've grown.

Hayato: No, absolutely not! I would much rather write about my 
accomplishments on the battlefield.

Avatar: Hmm, that's not a terrible idea. I saw you take on a whole group of 
Faceless just the other day. You really have been a wonderful asset in the 
war, Hayato.

Hayato: Heh, you think so? That gives me some good ideas for my letter, 
actually.

Avatar: War stories it is. Good luck with your writing! Let me know if you 
need any help.

Hayato: OK, thank you. Say, maybe you should write a letter too.

Avatar: Oh? You think so?

Hayato: Yeah! It feels strange to be the only one writing one. Maybe you 
could entertain me with some of your tall tales? I love to read stories.

Avatar: So you want a letter, huh? Sure, I suppose I can do that.

Hayato: Great! That way, we can see who's the better writer. You or me! But 
just so you know, I don't plan on losing this competition.

Avatar: Heehee. Well I suppose that I'll have to do my best work then! 
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Hayato A

Avatar: Hey, Hayato! I finally finished my letter!

Hayato: Oh really? You have excellent timing.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Hayato: I wrapped up my letter and sent it along with my charm to the Wind 
Tribe. I just received their reply, actually.

Avatar: That's great! What did they say?

Hayato: Apparently everyone in the village was pleased with the charm. It 
sounds like it was very effective. They also delighted in hearing about my 
success on the battlefield.

Avatar: That's wonderful. Are you glad that you sent them the letter?

Hayato: Of course. Clearly it went over well. I'd say that makes me the 
winner of our little letter competition, don't you think? That being said, I 
need to thank you. The letter was your idea, after all.

Avatar: I'm glad that I could help. Oh, I almost forgot. I finished my letter 
too. Would you like to read it?

Hayato: Hmph, I guess so. Hand it over. Wh-wh-what is this supposed to mean?!

Avatar: Hm? Is something wrong?

Hayato: Why is my name all over this letter? "Hayato has the finest 
handwriting. His charms are the best around!" This is totally embarrassing! I 
thought you were going to talk about yourself!

Avatar: The thing is, I didn't know what else to write about. You already 
know about what's been going on with recent events. I couldn't think of 
anything else to say!

Hayato: That may be the case, but still... It's not very interesting to read 
two letters all about myself! I know what I have to do. I'll have to sit down 
and write another letter!

Avatar: Huh? What do you mean?

Hayato: I'm going to write a letter all about you! Then we can both be 
totally embarrassed. Maybe I'll even throw in one of my charms for good 
measure.

Avatar: Heh, it's almost like you and I have become pen pals or something.

Hayato: Yeah, you're right. I never realized that I enjoyed writing so much. 
First I'll jot down one for you, and then maybe I'll write to someone else 
too. You better look forward to it!

Avatar: I am, Hayato. I'm sure your letter will be fantastic. 
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Hayato S

Hayato: OK, I wrote you a letter, Avatar. You had better be grateful!

Avatar: I appreciate you taking the time to write this for me, Hayato.

Hayato: This is just payback for the other day. I was very honest about how I 
see you. Hopefully you can handle it.

Avatar: What?! Is this going to be really embarrassing to read? Knowing you, 
it's probably just a massive list of things I should work on.

Hayato: Quit bellyaching and read it already!

Avatar: F-fine! *ahem* "I think you're a real cutie." "I like how you always 
try to take care of other people in need." Yikes! This is even more 
embarrassing than I imagined!

Hayato: Haha, good. Now you understand how I felt.

Avatar: Hahaha, I sure do. But I'm a little surprised. I had no idea you felt 
this way about me. Reading that out loud made me a little bashful. And yet, I 
feel kind of happy too.

Hayato: Just hurry up and finish reading it already!

Avatar: OK, OK... What?! Hayato, you can't be serious about this last 
sentence, right?

Hayato: Of course I'm serious... I'm in love with you.

Avatar: Oh my!

Hayato: Normally, it's hard for me to say something like that out loud... But 
when I just wrote it down, it was easy to express my feelings. After getting 
to talk with you a bunch, I know it's true. *sigh* I think you're adorable, 
OK?

Avatar: I never would have expected to hear you say that in a million years.

Hayato: Did you see the charm I put in at the end of the letter?

Avatar: What does it do?

Hayato: If you feel the same way I do, it will keep you safe.

Avatar: I'm confused...

Hayato: The charm naturally reacts to the heart of its owner. So if we don't 
feel the same way, it has no effect at all.

Avatar: Well then... I guess I'll have to treasure this forever.

Hayato: Wait, you mean-

Avatar: Let's just say that I think this letter will be very effective, 
Hayato.

Hayato: Oh, Avatar, I'm so happy. I promise I'll do everything I can to 
always be there for you. I just know we'll be super strong together.

Avatar: I think you're right about that. Do you want to go for a walk with 
me? There's a lot I'd like to talk about.

Hayato: Of course. Lead the way.

(Live2D Confession)
Hayato: Let's write the next chapter of our lives together. I love you... 
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A2. Hinata C

Hinata: HYA! HA!

Avatar: Hello, Hinata.

Hinata: Huh? Oh, Lady Avatar!

Avatar: You seem to be concentrating hard on your training today. I couldn't 
help but stop and watch.

Hinata: Thanks for the praise, Lady Avatar!

Avatar: I am a little surprised though. I didn't really expect to find you 
training so intently.

Hinata: What do you mean?

Avatar: Just that...I'd heard a rumor you were more a fan of relaxing than 
training... So, I admit I may have been biased...

Hinata: Ahaha... I see... I wonder who's spreading rumors about me... I'll 
just have to work my butt off to prove this rumormonger wrong!

Avatar: Work your butt off? Hopefully not literally... Anyway, is there a 
reason why you're training so hard?

Hinata: Um... Nope... No...reason... None at all.

Avatar: Hinata, you could not possibly have said that any less convincingly. 
You couldn't even make eye contact.

Hinata: There isn't! Really! Honest! Oh! Say, since you're here, why don't we 
have a sparring match? What do ya think?

Avatar: I accept your challenge!

Hinata: Hehe! That's the spirit! Go get your sword and come back here. First 
one to get a clean hit wins!

Avatar: I look forward to it! 
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Hinata B

Avatar: *pant* Almost there... Just...five more laps!

Hinata: Lady Avatar... Why are you running circles around the practice 
grounds?

Avatar: Hi, Hinata! After I lost to you, I decided I needed to work on my 
fitness.

Hinata: Oh! You mean our match the other day? I wiped the floor with you!

Avatar: Yes you did. I think there are a lot of reasons why, so I decided to 
address them. For starters, I'm going to improve my stamina by running laps!

Hinata: Ah, I see. So you're actually a pretty hard worker, too. I'm a little 
surprised.

Avatar: Really? Why?

Hinata: I'd heard that you spent most of your time in your chambers, when you 
were in Nohr. I guess I didn't think running would appeal to you, is all. But 
you were pretty agile in our match, and now you're running laps... Kinda 
funny how different you are than I first thought.

Avatar: Heehee. I'm glad you got a chance to see a different side of me.

Hinata: Me too! Can I join you for a few laps? Watching you has put me in a 
running mood, too!

Avatar: Oh! Certainly! I don't mind at all.

Hinata: Great! Let's race to see who's faster! Ready, set, go!
(Hinata leaves)

Avatar: Huh? Just a...! Wait! Hinata!! 
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Hinata A

Avatar: Ya! Ha! Take...that!

Hinata: Huh! You're getting better! I can feel the strength behind your 
attacks! So...take this! HAA!

Avatar: Gah! Ha! That won't work this time! HAA!

Hinata: What the-?! Waaaah!

Avatar: Did...did I just land a clean hit?

Hinata: ...Yeah. You finally got me.

Avatar: Heehee. That's awesome!

Hinata: Haha... Guess this means we got some talking to do.

Avatar: Oh? Are you actually going to tell me why you're training so hard, 
then?

Hinata: The reason is...I'm working toward a goal.

Avatar: A goal?

Hinata: Yeah. It's Lord Takumi.

Avatar: My brother? What about him?

Hinata: See, I come from a long line of warriors who have served Hoshido. 
Even before I learned to walk, I learned to use a katana. I learned quick, 
too. I thought that being Lord Takumi's retainer would be easy, too, but...

Avatar: But what?

Hinata: One day, he challenged me to a match. The rules were the same as 
ours. He even selected the katana as our weapon, so we'd be on equal terms. 
He absolutely destroyed me.

Avatar: You lost that badly?

Hinata: My head was spinning, he beat me so fast. Everyone knows Lord Takumi 
is skilled with a bow, but he's just as good with a katana. I was so mad at 
myself for losing and for underestimating him. It was a big hit to my pride-
how can I protect him, if he can beat me? What was I even doing there? So I 
swore I would become as strong as him. That's what drives me to train.

Avatar: Thanks for sharing your story, Hinata.

Hinata: Someday, I'll be stronger than him, and I'll prove to everyone that I 
can protect him. Him and everyone else in Hoshido!

Avatar: I'll be cheering you on, Hinata!

Hinata: Heehee, thanks. Coming from you, that gives me a lot of confidence in 
my work. I hope you'll continue to practice with me.

Avatar: Of course! 
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Hinata S

Hinata: Hmm...

Avatar: Ah, there you are, Hinata!

Hinata: Gah!! Lady Avatar?!

Avatar: I'm sorry, Hinata! Is something wrong?

Hinata: Oh no, nothing's wrong. I just didn't expect you to appear like that!

Avatar: Oh, I see. You looked pretty stressed out about something, though... 
I'm more than happy to listen, if you want to talk about things.

Hinata: Oh, well if you're open to it, then... You see, I realized something 
recently!

Avatar: Oh? What was it you realized?

Hinata: Well, you're a princess, aren't you?

Avatar: I suppose I am, yes. Why do you ask?

Hinata: See, I knew it! I knew it and I completely forgot! How can I be so 
dumb? You'd think there would be a limit to how stupid one person could be...

Avatar: I...um... Sorry, Hinata, I don't understand what exactly is going on.

Hinata: We've been working hard in order to become stronger, but... It's 
supposed to be my duty to protect you. What if I'd accidentally hurt you when 
we were training?!

Avatar: That's just a risk of training, though... I don't think we'd ever 
actually be able to seriously injure each other, in any case.

Hinata: I know I'd never be able to hurt you! I mean, I might be able to 
actually defeat you in combat, but I really mean... Damn, this is not coming 
out right at all! Lady Avatar, I want to be the one to protect you from 
danger!

Avatar: That's very kind of you, Hinata. I'd say yes, but I'm sure Takumi 
would like to keep you as a retainer...

Hinata: I already asked him, actually! I knew he could appreciate the pairing 
of the strong samurai and lovely princess. After all, how could he say no 
when I told him I simply had to defend my beloved!

Avatar: Oh, Hinata, that... Hang on, what did you just say?

Hinata: Hrm? I said that I have to defend my beloved!

Avatar: Ahah! I didn't mishear you! You're calling me your beloved?

Hinata: Of course! I want to be the man by your side, protecting you from 
everything!

Avatar: And you say "the man" because...

Hinata: Because I'm in love with you, Lady Avatar!

Avatar: Ahhh!! I-I don't know what to say!

Hinata: Your face has turned really red, Lady Avatar... I'm not sure how to 
take that! Do your flushed cheeks mean I have a chance, or...

Avatar: They...might.

Hinata: Huh? What was that? I couldn't hear you. Could you say it again?

Avatar: No! You can figure it out yourself! Even you said there must be 
limits to how stupid one person can be!
(Avatar leaves)

Hinata: W-wait! Don't go!

(Live2D Confession)
Hinata: Please don't ever go away! I really love you, you know? I will make 
sure to keep you safe! My one and only princess! 
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A2. Kaden C

Kaden: Arghhh...

Avatar: Kaden, is something wrong? You seem out of sorts.

Kaden: Hrmm? Oh, it's you. Hi, Avatar.

Avatar: What's troubling you, my friend? Are you injured? Or maybe you've 
caught a cold?

Kaden: Huh? Oh, nah. It's nothing like that. I'm just...I'm just so HUNGRY!

Avatar: You're...hungry? That's what's wrong? Haha, please don't scare me 
like that! I really thought something was wrong. I have some candy in my 
pocket, if you want it. It should tide you over until dinner.

Kaden: You're giving me your candy? Really? Do you mean it?

Avatar: Sure, knock yourself out. It won't fill you up or anything, but it 
should help.

Kaden: Wow, thanks! *crunch* *crunch* *munch*

Avatar: Y-you already ate it all?! Incredible!

Kaden: *belch* Ahhhh, that was perfect. It really hit the spot. Thanks again, 
Avatar! I promise to pay you back for this!

Avatar: Please, think nothing of it. I'm just glad you're feeling better.

Kaden: No, I insist! I simply won't rest until I've returned the favor! 
There's gotta be something you need my help with, right? Right?! Come on-
don't hold back! Spit it out already!

Avatar: Awww... You're really adorable when you wag that bushy tail of yours. 
If only I could think of a way... Oh, I know!

Kaden: Ooh! Oh! What is it? Tell me! Tell me!

Avatar: Sometime soon I need to take care of some shopping in town. It sounds 
really boring to do on my own, so why don't you keep me company?

Kaden: You sure that's all you need? Cuz I can do that easy, no problem!

Avatar: Haha, glad to hear it. I'll let you know when the time comes!

Kaden: Groovy! I can't wait! 
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Kaden B

Avatar: Thanks for going shopping with me, Kaden. I had a great time!

Kaden: No problem. Glad I was able to pay you back for that delicious candy. 
So were you able to find everything you needed?

Avatar: Yes, thank goodness. My go-to armor was starting to show its age. 
Thanks to you, I was able to find what I needed in a flash!

Kaden: Heheheh, you made the right call when you decided to take me along! 
After all, no one in the whole world has an eye for aesthetics quite like 
mine!

Avatar: Haha, you're too much, Kaden. Really, though, I was impressed by your 
attention to detail. I wish I had such a keen eye for quality craftsmanship.

Kaden: Yeah, I'm pretty awesome like that. It was so much fun too! You're 
funny when you're shopping and your face is all like "OOH!" and "AWW!"

Avatar: Well, I'm glad to hear I amuse you. Today was a success for both of 
us!

Kaden: Sure was! So would you say my debt has been paid now?

Avatar: Oh, absolutely. Thanks again!

Kaden: Anytime! Man, it feels great to finally be appreciated. Oh, that 
reminds me. I forgot to buy that thing before we left...

Avatar: What's that? Did you forget something?

Kaden: Huh? Oh, nothing. Don't mind me. I was just thinking out loud.

Avatar: Um, OK, if you say so.

Kaden: Hey, do you think we could hang out again sometime soon? There's 
something I want to show you!

Avatar: Sure thing. Anytime.

Kaden: Heheh, that's a promise! See ya later, Avatar! La dee da dee daaa ?
(Kaden leaves)

Avatar: That Kaden. What a character! I wonder what he wants to show me... 
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Kaden A

Kaden: There you are, Avatar!

Avatar: Hello, Kaden!

Kaden: I'm glad I found you. I have that thing I wanted to show you right 
here. Tada!

Avatar: Oooh, it's... Wait, what is it? It looks like some sort 
of...miniature telescope?

Kaden: Huh? You mean you've really never seen one of these before? Well, then 
I'm extra glad I bought this! It's a kaleidoscope! They're amazing.

Avatar: A ka-lie-do-scope? What's it do?

Kaden: You see this hole here? Peek through it, and then rotate the whole 
thing.

Avatar: OK, I'll give it a shot. Oh my. Wow! All those colors and shapes are 
stunning. It's beautiful! This is really something else!

Kaden: Isn't it? I adore these things. I've always wanted one to call my own. 
I found this one when we were out shopping together.

Avatar: Huh, really? But I don't remember seeing you buy anything that day.

Kaden: Heheh, that's because I was too busy watching you shop. You're so fun! 
I didn't buy it then, but I just couldn't resist going back for it. I had a 
feeling you'd like it too, which was all the more reason I needed it!

Avatar: That's very kind of you, Kaden. Thanks for thinking of me!

Kaden: I'm just glad you like it as much as I thought you would!

Avatar: I've never seen anything so pretty. Is it OK if I try it again?

Kaden: Sure! In fact, you can keep it if you want to!

Avatar: Oh no, I couldn't do that! If you'll just let me look at it now and 
then, I'll be happy.

Kaden: Are you sure? Well, I guess that way we'll be able to enjoy it 
together. OK, it's settled! Please drop by anytime you feel like using it 
again!

Avatar: I will. Thanks! 
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Kaden S

Avatar: Hello, Kaden! Do you mind if I have another look through your 
kaleidoscope?

Kaden: Sure thing! Here-it's all yours.

Avatar: Thanks! Wow, it's just so beautiful. I never grow tired of looking at 
it.

Kaden: Heheheh. I knew you'd like it, but I didn't think you'd love it as 
much as I do! Ya know, Avatar...I really do think you should just go ahead 
and keep it.

Avatar: Oh no, I couldn't possibly!

Kaden: Well then, let's just say it's both of ours! That would work 
perfectly, actually. Kill two birds with one sto- Um, oops.

Avatar: Sorry. I'm not sure what you mean by that...

Kaden: Umm... Erm... Well, you see... Oh man, this is bad. I wasn't planning 
on telling you yet.

Avatar: Huh? Telling me what?

Kaden: Well, it's...um...it's like this. If this belongs to both of us, then 
we can look at it together all the time. I would like that 
because...basically... What I mean is, I wanna be with you... Like, forever. 
If that's, um, OK with you.

Avatar: Oh! I see. Kaden, I had no idea.

Kaden: Well, you should know that there's another reason I bought this 
kaleidoscope. Inside I see so much beauty. Such charming and unpredictable 
loveliness. It reminds me of you and all of your cute expressions. You 
fascinate me. And no matter what you say or do...or how you move...you're 
beautiful. Ever since we spent that day shopping together, you're all I can 
think about. I love you, Avatar.

Avatar: Kaden...

Kaden: I want to stay by your side! I can't stand the thought of missing a 
single expression. You're so kind and so fun, which is another reason I love 
you. There are so many! You've given me so much joy, I need to spend the rest 
of my life repaying the favor! So, um, what do you say?

Avatar: Kaden...I'd like that very much. The truth is, I love you too. 
Something about you makes me smile... just like our kaleidoscope, heehee.

Kaden: Really?! Wow! Thank you, Avatar! This is the best news ever! Aww, look 
at you! You're so cute when you blush like that. I'm so happy I confessed!

Avatar: D-don't call me cute like that! You'll embarrass me.

Kaden: Heheheh, that's silly. All I did was tell you you're cute when you 
blush!

Avatar: I know, but it's still embarrassing.

Kaden: If that embarrasses you, what are you going to do when I tell you 
you're beautiful... and smart, and wonderful, and special, and that I love 
you more than anything. That's your life now, you know. So you better get 
used to it!

Avatar: Oh my, you really are serious about paying me back for loving you, 
aren't you?

Kaden: You better believe it! I vow on this here kaleidoscope that I'm going 
to spend my life making you smile!

Avatar: Th-that sounds wonderful. I can't wait!

(Live2D Confession)
Kaden: My love is as pretty as a diamond and twice as eternal. Even if you 
get sick of me, I'll always love you. I mean it...always and forever. 
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A2. Xander C

Xander: Hya! Hah! Hyaaa!!

Avatar: *yawn* Xander? You're not still training are you? You should get some 
rest.

Xander: Hm? Ah, Avatar. Thank you for your concern, but I haven't a moment to 
lose. I must keep improving my sword technique for the glory of Nohr. As 
crown prince, it is my responsibility to be as strong as I can for our 
people.

Avatar: Ha ha, even after all these years, you're still the same Xander.

Xander: Oh? How so?

Avatar: Remember when I was little, and I'd get so lonely in the Northern 
Fortress? You'd always come stay with me until I got sleepy and then go train 
late into the night.

Xander: You knew about that? But how?

Avatar: I could see you from my window. After you left, I always watched you 
train for a bit. It's a little embarrassing, but I'd even try to imitate how 
you swung your sword. I thought if I matched your movements, maybe one day I 
could be as strong as you.

Xander: I had no idea.

Avatar: I was always afraid if I told you about it, you might train 
elsewhere. Wow, thinking about all that is making me really nostalgic. Such 
great memories. You know...we've been so busy, we haven't had a chance to 
train together in a while. Um, if you're not too busy, maybe we could 
practice sword swinging like old times...

Xander: That's the best idea I've heard all day. But it can't be like old 
times. This time, you and I shall train side by side. No more lonely Northern 
Fortress for you.

Avatar: Ha ha, great! I'll grab my blade! 
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Xander B

Xander: Hyaaa! Hah!

Avatar: At it again, Xander? Don't you ever sleep?

Xander: If I train while my enemies are sleeping, I shall always have the 
advantage.

Avatar: Mind if I join in? I had a great time training with you the other 
day.

Xander: I am always happy to have such a capable fighter aid me in my 
practice. ...

Avatar: Is something the matter? I understand if you'd prefer to be alone 
right now...

Xander: Oh no, not at all. I was just thinking about what you said the other 
day.

Avatar: What about it?

Xander: Exactly how much sleep did I cause you to lose because of my 
training? Thinking back, I recall how hard it was to get you up in the 
morning. Am I to blame?

Avatar: Ha ha, don't be silly. It's true I stayed up to watch, but it 
actually helped me sleep. Some people need to hear the ocean waves to lull 
themselves to sleep... I need to hear your powerful blade slicing through the 
night air. It's soothing. I know it sounds ridiculous, but watching you train 
always made me feel safe.

Xander: Truly? Well, I suppose if that's the case I shall forgive us both.

Avatar: ... Um, Xander? Is something else on your mind? You look troubled.

Xander: Am I such an open book to you?

Avatar: You're swinging your sword so fiercely today, with a wild look in 
your eyes. It's the same look you always had on nights when you and Father 
would argue.

Xander: ... You're too clever for your own good, Avatar. I have much on my 
mind, but I have no regrets about the decisions I've made. Like you, I am 
proceeding down the path I believe in, no matter the consequences.

Avatar: Oh, so that's it. Sorry, maybe I shouldn't have asked. It's just so 
nice to hear what's on your mind instead of wondering from afar.

Xander: Worry not, little princess. I have enjoyed our discourse as well. But 
the hour is getting late. Let's finish up so we can rest for tomorrow's 
endeavors.

Avatar: OK. This time I'm going to beat you! 
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Xander A

Xander: Ah, Avatar. I've been waiting for you. I knew you'd turn up 
eventually.

Avatar: Ugh, am I that predictable? Oh well. Shall we begin?

Xander: Certainly. ... Avatar... Did you mean it when you said you prefer to 
hear what's on my mind?

Avatar: I meant it with all my heart.

Xander: I see... Well, I suppose I owe you the courtesy of explaining a thing 
or two. You were right about me taking out my anger at Father during my 
training. Sometimes being crown prince means following the king's orders no 
matter what. But there were times when I felt his commands crossed a line. 
Sometimes it didn't feel like he was trying to benefit the kingdom at all, 
just himself. Having to do things I didn't believe in weighed heavily on my 
heart. Now I'm wise enough and brave enough to stand up to Father. But back 
then... Those were the nights you spoke of, when I swung my blade like a wild 
beast.

Avatar: Xander...

Xander: I never thought I'd tell you that. I always tried to shield you from 
such things. A sword is a strange and beautiful thing... Sometimes just one 
swing of your blade can communicate more than a lifetime of words. Thank you 
for listening, Avatar. Both to my blade back then and my words now.

Avatar: No need to thank me. I didn't do anything but listen. And pry.

Xander: You did more than you know. It's thanks to you...that I don't feel 
alone anymore.

Avatar: Xander... It means the world to me to hear you say that. You saved me 
from my own loneliness when I was a child, locked away from the world... I'm 
so happy to finally repay the favor. It was always my dearest wish to do so. 
If you ever feel like talking, about anything, I'm always here for you.

Xander: I don't wish for you to lose sleep over my troubles...

Avatar: I've been losing sleep over you for years now, ha ha. It's my 
favorite tradition.

Xander: As you wish, Avatar. From now on I promise to let you in. 
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Xander S

Xander: Hello, Avatar. Thank you for joining me here today.

Avatar: Sure thing. Your note said it was urgent... Is everything OK?

Xander: ... I need to ask you something. What do you think of me?

Avatar: I'm not sure what you mean...

Xander: I know this is out of the blue, but I need to know. Please answer 
truthfully.

Avatar: OK... If it means that much to you. Well, to me you're someone I 
admire. Someone strong and wise and noble. You're the rock of the family, 
someone we can all depend on and look up to. You taught me about courage and 
about the sword, as well as about right and wrong. I was so sad when I first 
found out we aren't truly brother and sister... I was always so proud to be 
the little sister of the finest prince there ever was.

Xander: Thank you, Avatar. I am honored by your kind words. Though, to be 
honest, I feel the exact opposite in one respect.

Avatar: Oh?

Xander: I am overjoyed that we are not brother and sister.

Avatar: Y-you are? But why?! I guess I wasn't a very good sister...

Xander: Please don't misunderstand me. I meant that in the best way possible.

Avatar: What way is that?

Xander: You said just now that I taught you about courage and about the 
sword. But...I wish to teach you about much more than that. I wish to teach 
you about love. That's why I bought this for you.

Avatar: Is that a r-ring?!

Xander: Dearest, Avatar. You are the most precious person in the world to me. 
Would you do me the honor of being my wife?

Avatar: Your wife?! Xander, are you sure? What will the others say...

Xander: Let them say what they will. I wish to protect you for the rest of my 
days. I don't see you as a sibling any longer, but as a woman... One who I 
adore. Please say you'll stay by my side, now and forever.

Avatar: Xander... Of course I'll marry you. I'm so happy. I don't know what 
to say! But everyone will be so surprised. They may even object at first...

Xander: Worry not. In the end, I'm certain everyone will understand. After 
all, our marriage won't only benefit our future happiness... I believe it 
will also have a positive effect on our beloved kingdom as well.

Avatar: You're right, as ever. Besides, what matters most is that we'll 
finally be together.

Xander: I can't wait to spend my life with you, little princess. I have so 
much to tell you... You were cooped up so long, I wish to show you the whole 
world.

Avatar: I can't wait. Thank you, dear Xander.

(Live2D Confession)
Xander: I love you, truly. I've been meaning to tell you for so long... You 
are my precious wife now. It is my honor and duty to keep you safe, at all 
costs. 
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A2. Leo C

Avatar: Leo, could I borrow you for a moment?

Leo: Certainly. What do you need?

Avatar: I was hoping you could help me study.

Leo: You? Wish to study? In the middle of a war? I'm happy to help, but why 
are you suddenly so serious about your education?

Avatar: I thought broadening my horizons might help me protect everyone... 
Now that we're at war, I can practice what I learn right away in a real 
battle.

Leo: The battlefield is not so kind, nor so simple. I'm sure you've learned 
that by now. Haven't you, Avatar?

Avatar: Well, yes, but...

Leo: However! I do think intellectual pursuits play a key role in keeping a 
mind sharp. That can make all the difference in the heat of battle. If you 
truly desire it, I will teach you anything you wish to know.

Avatar: Thank you, Leo!

Leo: But don't expect me to go easy on you. You know how strict I am about my 
studies.

Avatar: Um, I know, but maybe...you could lighten up just a little?

Leo: You ask the impossible. I will be as strict as I need to be to help your 
mind grow. Don't forget, you're the one who sought this out!

Avatar: I suppose that's true... I'll do whatever you ask of me without 
complaint.

Leo: Spoken like a model pupil. Now, let us begin! 
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Leo B

Avatar: Leo! I finished the assignment you gave me on battle tactics.

Leo: Ah, excellent. Hand it over; I'll take a look.

Avatar: So, um...what do you think?

Leo: This is...rubbish. If you positioned your units this way, they'd all be 
massacred!

Avatar: What?! No way!

Leo: You're focusing too much on the enemies right in front of you. Rookie 
mistake. Do that, and you open the door for them to overtake you from behind. 
In this situation, try using a small, select group of soldiers to scout 
ahead. Guide them through here while keeping close watch on their formation. 
If you successfully reposition them like so, see how your battle options 
increase? You could even sneak around here and take out their commander with 
ease.

Avatar: Wow... That's amazing. You're so clever, Leo.

Leo: Not really. This is the most basic of the basics. Honestly, it's a 
miracle you've survived this long.

Avatar: Yeah...I know. I certainly couldn't have made it so far alone. *sigh*

Leo: ...

Avatar: What's wrong, Leo?

Leo: Avatar...you know how, on the battlefield, we all look out for you? Why 
do you think that is?

Avatar: Probably because...I'm so new to all this.

Leo: Precisely. I'm glad you realized as much on your own. That's why Xander 
and Camilla have always paid more attention to you...

Avatar: Oh, Leo, I wouldn't say-

Leo: No, it's fine. The strong are always alone because no one thinks they 
need any help. But that's not true at all. There have been many times when I 
wished... that I had someone at my side, someone to help guide me through 
tough situations. But I'm no longer a child, and I can't get away with saying 
such selfish things. All I'm trying to say is that you should enjoy where you 
are in the growth process.

Avatar: Leo...I'm so sorry. It's all my fault you feel so hurt, isn't it? The 
others have always doted on me so...

Leo: ...

Avatar: You're so talented, Leo. We're all so very impressed by you. We hold 
you up on a pedestal of sorts... but I can see how that might be lonely. But 
you should know that I would trade minds with you in a moment if I could. I'm 
trying so hard, but I never feel like I'm quite good enough to lead us...

Leo: ...Forgive me, Sister. I said too much. We are family, first and 
foremost. All that matters is we have each other's backs. Forgive my moment 
of weakness.

Avatar: It's OK, Leo. I know I'm not as strong or wise as I should be. But 
that's why I need your help. I hope you will consent to keep tutoring me...

Leo: Of course, Avatar. It would be my great honor. 
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Leo A

Avatar: Hey, Leo! I completed your latest battle tactics assignment.

Leo: Oh? Let's have a look. ...

Avatar: ...So? How did I do this time?

Leo: This is...really good, actually. Much better than the last one. Your 
units actually have a decent chance of survival.

Avatar: You think so? Phew! That's a relief.

Leo: Of course, there's always room for improvement. Still, you did well.

Avatar: It's all thanks to you, Leo. I couldn't have improved so quickly 
without your help.

Leo: Too true. In fact, showing a bit more gratitude wouldn't be out of line.

Avatar: Leo! You're the worst, haha. Is that really something a teacher 
should be saying?

Leo: Haha, my apologies. I tend to let my sharp tongue get carried away from 
time to time. Honestly, when you first asked for my help, I didn't think 
you'd be so dedicated.

Avatar: It's only because you're such a great teacher.

Leo: No, that's not it at all.

Avatar: It's...not?

Leo: I always had a theory about why Camilla lavishes attention on you... But 
now I've finally confirmed my suspicions. It's your kind heart. Being near 
you has a sort of unexplainable soothing effect. Additionally, you're so kind 
and eager to learn, it makes teaching you a great joy.

Avatar: Really? You mean it?

Leo: I do. Something about you just draws people in and makes them trust you. 
That's why, despite your lack of experience, you're such a natural leader. I 
thought the weak attracted the attention of others while the strong stood 
alone... But I see now that was a misunderstanding born of my own arrogance.

Avatar: Leo...

Leo: Thank you for helping me realize that, Avatar.

Avatar: Don't thank me. I didn't actually do anything...

Leo: Enough talk. I intend to polish you into the finest strategist Nohr has 
ever known. Scream and cry all you want, but I won't let you off the hook 
until you're perfect.

Avatar: Um, OK...just don't go TOO hard on me. Promise? ...Leo?!

Leo: Hmm. Well, just give me your best and we'll see what happens. 
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Leo S

Leo: ...

Avatar: What's wrong, Leo? You look so sad...

Leo: Not now, Avatar.

Avatar: What's the matter? I know you too well, Leo. You can't keep anything 
from me. Come on now, tell me what's bothering you.

Leo: ...Could you please just leave me alone for a while?

Avatar: You don't mean that...right?

Leo: Sorry, it's just... You're the last person I want to see me like this.

Avatar: Oh, don't be silly. Being sad is nothing to be embarrassed about.

Leo: You don't understand. You couldn't. Please, just go.

Avatar: There's really nothing I can do to help you? Nothing at all?

Leo: ...

Avatar: Very well. If you don't want me around, I'll leave you to your 
solitude. Just know that I'm here for you. If you need anything at all, 
please let me know.

Leo: ...Forgive me, Avatar. Perhaps you can help after all. Will you hear me 
out?

Avatar: I thought you'd never ask.

Leo: I have a problem, and for the life of me I can't figure out a solution.

Avatar: There's something even the great Leo can't figure out?! What could it 
be?

Leo: There's something I want very badly, but I don't know how to go about 
obtaining it. This has never happened. I've never had a problem I couldn't 
think my way out of. I know it would be foolish to act without proper 
planning... And yet, I don't think I can hold myself back any longer.

Avatar: Leo... If it means that much to you, you have to go for it! What is 
it you want?

Leo: Perhaps this will make things clear.

Avatar: Wait...this is a ring!

Leo: Keen as ever. But as you might have surmised, this isn't just any 
ring... This is the ring you give to one special person whom you vow to love 
for eternity. When I bought this ring for you, for the first time in my life, 
I felt... happy. Pure happiness, like everything finally made sense in my 
life. I've been battling these emotions since I first learned we aren't blood 
related... But as I said, I cannot hold them back any longer.

Avatar: You don't mean...

Leo: Dear Avatar... It seems I've fallen madly in love with you. Would you do 
me the honor of accepting this ring?

Avatar: Leo! I don't know what to say...

Leo: I know-it's just... You're all I ever think about. I love you so much, 
I'm in agony!

Avatar: ...

Leo: I'm sorry... I know this is probably the last thing you expected me to 
say. But now that it's out there, I must know... Do you feel the same?

Avatar: Leo... Thank you. I happily accept this beautiful ring.

Leo: R-really?!

Avatar: Yes. I feel the same as you. These feelings are unexpected, but 
also...beautiful. I'm glad you said something. I don't think I ever would 
have had the courage to. I know I still have much to learn, but I promise to 
try my hardest for you! I want nothing more than to be worthy of your love.

Leo: You are perfectly splendid just as you are, Avatar. Together, I'm 
certain we will both continue to grow as warriors and as people.

Avatar: Heehee, I look forward to it!

Leo: Thank you for your hand, Avatar. I swear to devote my life to your 
happiness.

Avatar: Oh, Leo... I promise the same.

(Live2D Confession)
Leo: I've hidden my feelings for so long... I can't believe you felt the same 
way all this time. Stay with me forever. 
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A2. Arthur C

Arthur: Mmm, do you smell that, Avatar? It's the sweet smell of justice!

Avatar: I take it from your...exuberance that you just returned from a 
mission? Of justice?

Arthur: I received word that a group of ne'er-do-wells was on the attack. 
I've just disbanded their society of injustice and rescued the town they were 
terrorizing.

Avatar: Ne'er-do-wells, you say? Interesting. Was it a difficult battle?

Arthur: Not in the least! Whenever I stare evil in the eye, evil always 
blinks first.

Avatar: Haha, that's great! Right? It sounds great. Just what I'd expect from 
the hero of Nohr. I really admire how you've devoted yourself to helping the 
helpless.

Arthur: You're too kind, my lady! But truly, it was no trouble at all.

Avatar: But your pants are covered in mud! They didn't hurt you, did they?

Arthur: Oh...that's actually unrelated. I was hit by a couple of carriages on 
the way back.

Avatar: Huh?! You mean to say that two different carriages hit you in one 
day?

Arthur: And after that, the town's self-defense force mistook me for a thief. 
They chased after me for a good... oh, I don't know, 10 miles?

Avatar: Gods, that's awful. You must have been born under a truly unlucky 
star.

Arthur: So they say. Oh! I'm sorry, but I must take my leave now. I promised 
to deliver some much-needed medicine for the village elderly today. Thank you 
for the chat, Avatar!
(Arthur leaves)

Avatar: What a character. I do hope he makes it through his delivery in one 
piece... 
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Arthur B

Arthur: Another day in the service of justice has been completed. Ahh, feels 
great!

Avatar: Hello, Arthur! May I ask what heroic deeds you performed to help 
people today?

Arthur: Today I was asked to help a charitable organization prepare for a 
banquet. I just got back, actually. It went swimmingly!

Avatar: That's wonderful! Good work, as always.

Arthur: Thank you! It was a new experience for me. I was asked to be a taste 
tester. The food I tried was unfortunately past its prime... My stomach feels 
pretty terrible. However, the dishes the other testers tried were fine. The 
banquet was a big success! And no one but myself has to endure this terrible 
stomach trauma, so I'm very happy.

Avatar: *sigh* Poor Arthur. Why am I not surprised?

Arthur: Life is full of lemons, my lady. So long as they're not spoiled to 
the point of being deadly, one must make lemonade! HAHAHAHAHA!

Avatar: Haha, I guess you're right. Um, do let me know if that stomachache 
gets worse, OK?

Arthur: As you wish! Now let's see... What's next on my justice agenda...? 
Hm, I'm actually done for the day! Perhaps I'll turn in early to prepare for 
tomorrow.

Avatar: What are you doing tomorrow?

Arthur: I volunteered to help a nearby village with its fire drill!

Avatar: F-fire drill?!

Arthur: Yep! I'll be teaching them how to put out a wildfire. Should be fun!

Avatar: W-wildfire?! ... Um, Arthur... Could you do me a favor?

Arthur: Certainly! Your wish is my command!

Avatar: Before you do the fire drill, douse yourself in water from head to 
toe. Got it?

Arthur: Um...come again?

Avatar: I want you to completely soak yourself in water before you light any 
fires. Promise me you'll do that, OK? You won't forget?

Arthur: I must admit I find your request a little strange, but you have my 
word! 
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Arthur A

Avatar: Hello, Arthur! How did the fire drill go?

Arthur: Lady Avatar! Just the person I was hoping to run into. As promised, I 
drenched myself in water before the drill. It was a huge success!

Avatar: Ah, thank goodness. I had a bad feeling something might happen with 
the wildfire. I'm so glad I said something.

Arthur: The wildfire? Whatever do you mean? This has nothing to do with the 
fire...

Avatar: No? Then why was soaking yourself in water a success?

Arthur: Well, we conducted our drill by the river. Safety first, as I always 
say! Remembering your advice, I went to the river's edge to jump in before we 
started... That's when I slipped on some mud and fell face-first into the 
water.

Avatar: ... I really shouldn't be surprised. But I'm still confused... How 
was the day a success?

Arthur: Allow me to finish! The river I fell into had some remarkably swift 
rapids. I pride myself on being the best swimmer in town, but it was too much 
for even me.

Avatar: Good grief. Go on...

Arthur: Well, unfortunately for me, I wasn't the only thing fighting the 
rapids that day. It rained heavily the night before, so the river was full of 
rocks and broken branches. Every stroke was accompanied by searing pain. It 
really pushed my limits. However, I didn't lose heart! It's important to keep 
your cool in emergency situations. With the fury of a thousand sharks pulsing 
in my veins, I fought with all my might! Through sheer grit and 
determination, I somehow made it safely back to shore. All of the villagers 
gave a huge round of applause when I surfaced. They said it was even more 
exciting than a wildfire-best show they'd seen in years!

Avatar: *sigh*

Arthur: It's a mad world, Lady Avatar! One must always be vigilant. Without 
your advice, I would have never had the chance to test the waters, if you 
will. I value any chance to grow, so I will surely be coming to you for 
advice more often. I'm quite certain this marks the beginning of a beautiful 
friendship!

Avatar: Happy to help, Arthur... I guess. I'm just glad you're OK.

Arthur: I'm more than OK. I'm on top of the world! You really are my lucky 
star.

Avatar: Thanks... I think... 
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Arthur S

Avatar: Hello, Arthur!

Arthur: Ah, Lady Avatar! Thank you for meeting me here tonight.

Avatar: No problem at all, but is something wrong? It's pretty late for a 
chat...

Arthur: I apologize for the late hour, milady. You'll understand when you 
see...

Avatar: See what?

Arthur: Here, follow me and I'll show you. ARGH!

Avatar: Arthur?! Are you OK?

Arthur: I-I'm fine. Thank you. Why would someone dig a hole here? 
It's...rude. Very rude. In any case, if you'll just give me a moment. Good 
gods, it's slippery in here... N-never fear, milady! I've never met a hole so 
deep I couldn't brute force my way out. It takes more than that to foil a 
proven force of justice like myself... HMPH!

Arthur: See! It was nothing.

Avatar: Thank goodness. For a moment I thought I might have to go in after 
you!

Arthur: Ehem, in any case... Here we are! Just around this corner here is the 
most breathtaking view you'll ever see. It will fill you with wonder and a 
sense of hope. It is quite simply divine! It's my... ...

Avatar: ...

Arthur: ...

Avatar: It's a bit foggy, isn't it?

Arthur: Indeed it is. I was told we'd have crystal- clear skies tonight. 
Well, nothing can be done. At least we still have the stars above to...

Avatar: ...

Arthur: ...

Avatar: It's a rather cloudy night, isn't it? Cloudiest I've seen in ages.

Arthur: So it is, milady. It would seem Mother Nature is a mischievous lass. 
Well, nothing can be done. Suffice to say, the view would have been 
unforgettable. Ehem... Um... Lady Avatar... The truth is, there's a special 
reason I asked you here tonight. I was hoping...praying and hoping that you 
might consent to join your life with mine!

Avatar: Arthur...

Arthur: Please, let me finish! You inspire my heart even more than the quest 
for justice. Truly! I was hoping you would be my sidekick. Nay, my wife! My 
partner in this life...

Avatar: This is so sudden. I don't know what to say...

Arthur: Oh, wait a moment! I have a ring and everything. Here, open this box.

Avatar: Uh, Arthur? There's nothing in here...

Arthur: Wha?! The shopkeeper must have forgotten to put it back in after he 
polished it... I should have double-checked. Of all the times for my luck to 
plague me, why now?! *sigh* I can take a hint, life. If you'll excuse me, I 
have some gentle sobbing to do...

Avatar: Heeheeheee! HAHAHAHA!

Arthur: Lady Avatar... I'm sorry, but I fail to see the humor in this.

Avatar: Don't worry, Arthur. I don't need a ring or a pretty view to know 
what you're saying. I feel the same way. You're so kind and heroic, so intent 
on helping the helpless. Somewhere along the way... I kind of fell in love 
with you.

Arthur: Lady... I mean, Avatar! Do you really mean it?!

Avatar: Heehee, I do! And yes, I would be delighted to be your wife. 
Besides...

Arthur: Yes, darling?

Avatar: Well, if we're always together, I can keep an eye on you. Make sure 
you stay safe.

Arthur: Keep an eye on me? Whatever for? Do you think...I'm incompetent?

Avatar: What? No! Of course not! It's because... You know, because you're so 
handsome! You and that stylish "H" belt, heehee.

Arthur: ... The "H" stands for "hero." It reminds me to always act humbly and 
heroically. Thank you, darling Avatar. I can't wait to walk down the 
honorable road of justice with you at my side!

Avatar: I can't wait either!

(Live2D Confession)
Arthur: Your love is as sweet as the sweet, sweet smell of justice! I love 
you more than anything. But don't tell justice I said so. 
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A2. Odin C

Avatar: Greetings, Odin.

Odin: Oh, I didn't see you there, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: What are you doing out here all by yourself?

Odin: Isn't it obvious? You are witness to a quiet intermission in the play 
that is my life.

Avatar: Intermission? What are you talking about?

Odin: Well to put it quite simply, I'm enjoying a nice moment of tranquility.

Avatar: Ah, now I understand. Why didn't you just say that to begin with? And 
why are you holding that strange pose? It looks exhausting.

Odin: Oh this? It's a unique creation that I concocted myself. This stance 
allows me to harness a great deal of power.

Avatar: Huh. I've never seen anyone stick out their hand like that. It's 
very...unique.

Odin: Hahahah...

Avatar: What's so funny?

Odin: Well it's clear that the moment has come to unveil the origin of this 
divine creation... That being said, the explanation will take some time...

Avatar: Umm, I don't think I need to hear all that. You'll have to excuse me, 
Odin.
(Avatar leaves)

Odin: What do you mean? Hey, wait a second! Don't leave! 
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Odin B

Odin: Finally! I found you, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Oh, were you looking for me, Odin?

Odin: Obviously. I must explain the origin of this unique pose in minute 
detail.

Avatar: I told you before, I really don't need all that information. I was 
just curious about the weird thing that you were doing.

Odin: This unique pose grants me extraordinary power whenever I use my dark 
magic. Only a chosen one such as myself can tap into the might granted by 
this creation. I'm sure that you're wondering who chose me. Sadly, I cannot 
tell you. It is a profound secret that must stay locked away in the pit of my 
heart.

Avatar: O-OK... I guess that makes sense.

Odin: Allow me to propose an idea. I believe that you should come up with a 
special name for this fascinating pose. With the perfect title, this creation 
will make me even more powerful!

Avatar: Oh, really? I'm surprised that you haven't named it already.

Odin: Inspiration has yet to strike. That's why I require your assistance. I 
feel that the time is right to transfer the naming rights to you. On a cosmic 
level, I can sense that it is meant to be.

Avatar: What do you mean exactly? I'm a little bit confused...

Odin: Just what I said! You must rename my holy creation! Help me unleash the 
true power within! Just think for a moment, then whisper the name into my 
ear. It's obvious that people will tell tall tales about this moment for 
years to come. Probably until time itself comes to a halt.

Avatar: So you want me to rename it right now? On the spot like this? But I 
haven't had any time to actually think up a good name yet.

Odin: That's fine! It should be spontaneous. Just embrace the sheer joy of 
creation! Set yourself free, and shout whatever springs immediately to mind!

Avatar: All right... Hmm, let's see... Umm...

Odin: This is such a thrill! I'm getting goose bumps already!

Avatar: Hmm...

Odin: Still thinking, eh?

Avatar: Listen, I'm sorry. Nothing is coming immediately to mind. Can I have 
a bit of time to think it over?

Odin: Wh-what?! You can't possibly be serious. How could you cast off the 
honor of naming this beautiful pose?

Avatar: I didn't say that I wouldn't do it. Just give me some time!

Odin: I'm in shock. It's horribly cruel of you to get my hopes up. How could 
you?

Avatar: Calm down, Odin! You're getting all upset for no reason.

Odin: I can't help it! I'm very serious. Please, just think up a name 
already. Wait, I have an idea. Maybe something will come to you if I offer up 
some ideas first. What do you think?

Avatar: Well, if it really means that much to you... Fine, I'll do it.

Odin: Outstanding! We can start brainstorming when I next see you! 
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Odin A

Odin: Pardon me, Avatar. Can we speak for a moment?

Avatar: *sigh* You found me...

Odin: Well of course I did! I've been thinking a great deal about our recent 
conversation... To be perfectly honest, no brilliant ideas leapt forward in 
my mind. This enchanted pose will obviously be talked about for decades to 
come. But the sheer weight of that knowledge is impeding my creative flow.

Avatar: Well that's too bad. I'm sure you'll figure something out eventually 
though.

Odin: Now wait just a minute! Why are you acting so cold toward me? Can't we 
talk for a bit? Please?

Avatar: Hmph...

Odin: We must engage with every single idea, no matter how small. Together we 
can conceive infinite possible names and debate them freely! That is 
precisely the sort of conversation that I desire.

Avatar: Sorry, but I um...have to go take care of something. Bye, Odin.

Odin: Quit making all of these cowardly excuses. This won't take up much 
time. Please, I'll even do my best not to wear you out. I'll do whatever it 
takes!

Avatar: OK, fine. I can't turn you down if you're really this passionate. But 
please, let's try to make this brief.

Odin: I knew that you'd come through for me! Thank you, Avatar. This means 
the world to me. When we were speaking before, I felt tremendous joy. Your 
obvious enthusiasm is a great source of delight and inspiration. That's 
precisely why you must be the one who decides upon the final name. So what 
kind of moniker do you think would be most appropriate? Having a general idea 
would almost certainly make this process easier.

Avatar: You just need a basic idea? Hmm... Well it should probably be pretty 
timeless, don't you think? Something impressive, just like you.

Odin: Wait, wait... You think I'm impressive?

Avatar: Yes, I do. You can be a little tough to understand sometimes... But 
whenever we fight together, you're always so calm and assured. All I meant is 
that it's pretty remarkable.

Odin: R-really?! You mean it? I don't know what to say... I'm beyond thrilled 
to receive such praise from you. It's as though a lightning bolt of emotion 
has just struck my heart. Yes, I believe you've touched my very soul. With 
all these feelings percolating within me, I know just what to do! I have it! 
The all-important name has finally come to me! It is a glorious revelation. 
Brace yourself, Lady Avatar... The name of this smoldering pose is... Shadow 
Glitter!

Avatar: Umm, you just named it yourself, Odin.

Odin: Ahh! You're right. I got completely carried away. I'm terribly sorry. 
I'd promised that we would work out a title together!

Avatar: Oh, it's fine. I'm just happy that I could lend you a helping hand. 
In a way, we did figure it out together. And Shadow Glitter is a perfect 
name. It suits you quite well.

Odin: Th-thank you! Just hearing you say that makes me unspeakably pleased. I 
hope you can still think of me as a reliable friend and companion. I didn't 
mean to get caught up in my moment of divine inspiration.

Avatar: It's fine, Odin. I'm just glad that we don't have to talk about it 
anymore! 
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Odin S

Odin: The endless screaming inside my soul is utterly unbearable... What is 
this strange heartache that devours me from within?

Avatar: Umm, Odin?

Odin: Shh, don't speak to me. I can't possibly listen to your faint 
murmuring...

Avatar: But I only came here because you called me.

Odin: I, the chosen one, summoned you?

Avatar: If you can't remember what you wanted to talk about, I'm going to 
head back home.

Odin: Whoa, now! Wait just one minute! I know exactly why I called on you. 
Thank you for coming to see me. I'm sorry for being a bit rude earlier. I 
lost my composure.

Avatar: Why are you so nervous anyways? Is something wrong?

Odin: Are you familiar with the concept of matrimony, Avatar?

Avatar: What do you mean?

Odin: Allow me to explain... It is a binding agreement between two people not 
related by blood. These people share feelings of tenderness and love... Which 
is why they decide to share their lives together.

Avatar: Odin, I know what marriage is.

Odin: Haha, well of course you do!

Avatar: What are you getting at anyway? Why does it matter if I'm familiar 
with marriage?

Odin: Well, um... If you've already been blessed with this knowledge, I'll 
skip to the point. I must confess something of grave importance. For I wish 
to propose a bonding of souls for the rest of eternity...

Avatar: Odin, skip to the point. Are you asking me to marry you?

Odin: H-how did you discover my intentions so swiftly?

Avatar: Well it was pretty obvious when you asked about the whole matrimony 
thing.

Odin: Ha. Now I see. You're incredibly quick. Explaining this will be simple. 
Thou art my-

Avatar: I think I'm going to leave now.

Odin: What?! You can't go!

Avatar: I'm not going to stay here and listen to your dramatic nonsense. I'm 
sick of the crazy airs you put on. If you want to have a real conversation, 
you should be honest and direct, Odin.

Odin: You're absolutely right. This is no way to propose.

Avatar: You're important to me, Odin. So if you're going to do this, then you 
had better do it properly.

Odin: Ahem. Lady Avatar, I have loved you deeply for some time. There are so 
many things that I wish to share with you. I hope that I can be someone that 
you grow to rely on in the years to come. I'll do everything I can to protect 
and cherish you in every possible way. As proof of my feelings, I've brought 
you this ring. Granted, it's not filled with brilliant gems and stunning 
diamonds... But it's the most valuable thing that I could possibly find. 
Please, take it as a symbol of my devotion. Won't you marry me, Lady Avatar?

Avatar: That was very sweet, Odin. It was lovely to hear you speak so 
honestly. Of course I'll marry you.

Odin: Really?! You will! By the gods, I've never been happier! Ah, but there 
is one other thing...

Avatar: Oh? What is it?

Odin: One day, I will be wrapped in a black wind and carried back to another 
dimension. For I am but a lowly mage tormented by the cruel goddess of 
fate...

Avatar: You're already back to this again? I have no idea what you're talking 
about.

Odin: I'm sorry. I thought since I proposed already that you wouldn't mind.

Avatar: Do you know what a mood is? Because you're completely ruining it 
right now.

Odin: You're right. I'm terribly sorry.

Avatar: Just allow me to enjoy this moment, and then you can return to your 
ways. From this day forward, I will accept you and your quirks. I love you, 
Odin.

Odin: And I love you, Lady Avatar.

(Live2D Confession)
Odin: The stars shall go dark before my devotion to you fades. Uh, I mean... 
I love you. 
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A2. Niles C

Avatar: Oh, hello, Niles. What are you up to?

Niles: Ah, Lady Avatar. What a pleasant surprise. Tell me, what do you 
suspect I am up to?

Avatar: Well, I can't really tell from here.

Niles: Then you should come a little closer. Don't worry, I don't bite.

Avatar: OK...

Niles: Meow!

Avatar: Gah! What was that for?

Niles: Sorry, I just felt like teasing you. I'm all done now. So if you are 
genuinely curious about what I'm doing... Please, feel free to come a little 
closer...

Avatar: Well...

Niles: Scared of what I might do next? I don't blame you. I haven't yet 
earned your trust. It's smart of you to be skeptical.

Avatar: No, no... I trust you.

Niles: You do? How foolish! After all, I don't yet trust YOU.

Avatar: What?! Why not?

Niles: Because we barely know each other, milady. Trust is often borne out of 
a violent confrontation or traumatic experience. I suppose you must have had 
some kind of blessed childhood, free from worry.

Avatar: I don't remember anything of my childhood.

Niles: My apologies. Clearly a sore subject. Of all people, I should know 
better than to probe the secrets of a troubled history.

Avatar: What do you mean by "of all people"? What happened to you?

Niles: Oh ho! You offer nothing and expect juicy gossip in return. Sorry, 
child, but you'll have to do better than that. 
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Niles B

Avatar: Niles, do you have a moment?

Niles: Still fishing for a story about my sordid past, are you?

Avatar: No, it's not that. I think because my memories are so limited... I'm 
always curious to hear about other people's backgrounds.

Niles: I see. You know, I do believe you are genuinely curious.

Avatar: I am. So, would you be willing to share a little bit of your past 
with me?

Niles: Very well. But you should know up front that it's not all lollipops 
and puppy dogs. Since I was a child, I've had to do a lot of unsavory things 
just to survive. Steal, beg, kill-just another Tuesday for li'l Niles, sadly.

Avatar: Gods...

Niles: Surprised? I haven't even gotten to the good stuff.

Avatar: I'm so sorry. I think I've heard enough for now. I should have known 
better than to pry.

Niles: Please, it's all in the past. But you should know that if we continue, 
there is a nonzero chance you may faint.

Avatar: I'm so sorry. You're putting on a brave face, but I can't imagine...

Niles: No. If anything, I should apologize to you. You asked so sweetly, and 
here I am teasing you again. My past was troubled, and I certainly suffered a 
great deal. But it is all in the past, and I don't mind sharing. At least, I 
don't mind sharing with someone whose motives are pure. As I believe yours 
are.

Avatar: Well, thank you. Perhaps we could chat again another time...

Niles: Certainly, Lady Avatar. Let me know when you're in the mood for 
another trust-building session. 
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Niles A

Niles: Hello, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Niles? Is something wrong?

Niles: No, of course not. I just thought I'd offer you the pleasure of my 
company.

Avatar: Oh. Heh! Yeah, that sounds good. It's been a while since we've 
chatted.

Niles: Oh? A chat? With a near-infinite array of more stimulating activities 
available to us?

Avatar: Do I dare ask for an example?

Niles: Oh, let's see... How about low-friction tactical grappling and 
strategy?

Avatar: Uh...I've never heard of that. What's involved?

Niles: Oh, it's a valuable training technique. First, we simulate the 
conditions of low friction by applying oil to our bodies. Then we practice 
various situational grappling techniques.

Avatar: Niles, that just sounds like oil wrestling. I don't think I'm ready 
for that.

Niles: Very well! Then I suppose we'll just have to have a VERY stimulating 
chat.

Avatar: Yes, that sounds good.

Niles: Hmm...

Avatar: ... Niles?

Niles: You know, I'm afraid I'm fresh out of stimulating topics of 
conversation.

Avatar: Oh...I see.

Niles: Isn't that peculiar? There's nothing I wish to discuss, and yet I 
approached you today. Why is that?

Avatar: I...I couldn't tell you.

Niles: Perhaps I just wanted to see that flustered look on your face again. 
No, that's not it... Perhaps, in a twisted sort of way... I wish to connect 
with you as a person.

Avatar: Heh. Niles, there's nothing twisted about that. It's normal.

Niles: Well! That's the first time anyone's ever used that word to describe 
me. Would you mind terribly if we try this whole "human connection" thing 
again later?

Avatar: Of course not. Please, be my guest. 
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Niles S

Niles: Good day, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Hello, Niles. How can I help you?

Niles: Well, this might seem out of character, but I was hoping we could have 
a serious chat.

Avatar: Oh, that doesn't sound good. Is something the matter?

Niles: Hmm. I suppose it depends. On how you respond to the topic at hand.

Avatar: All right... So, what did you want to talk about?

Niles: I was just wondering...if you believe a person can be irreparably 
damaged.

Avatar: You're talking about yourself. Is that how you feel about yourself?

Niles: No. But I was wondering if that's how you perceive me.

Avatar: Where is this coming from?

Niles: Do you believe a person with a broken past can build a real future?

Avatar: Well, I certainly hope so. If you'll recall, my past isn't exactly a 
fairy tale.

Niles: Oh, I know! So given two people with equally complex histories... What 
do you think would happen if they joined to create a new future together? As 
a married couple.

Avatar: A married couple?!

Niles: Yes. I've done a lot of thinking about this. You and I have so much in 
common. You're the first person I've ever met who has shown genuine empathy 
for me. And I don't believe that's a coincidence.

Avatar: This is a lot to take in.

Niles: Do you think you could marry me? I want you to take this ring.

Avatar: Niles...

Niles: You seem hesitant. Very well, I was aware that my chances were slim...

Avatar: You speak too soon, Niles.

Niles: Hmm?

Avatar: In truth, I've become fascinated with you. You've overcome so much. 
Our past is out of our control and irrelevant. You've shown me how to move 
forward. So...yes. I will marry you.

Niles: Ah, I knew I was right about you. How splendid! Well, now that the 
boring, sappy part is out of the way... We don't have to act so reserved.

Avatar: Wait, this is your "reserved"?

Niles: Oh ho! You haven't seen anything yet.

(Live2D Confession)
Niles: Do you have any idea what you're getting into? I sure hope not... 
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A2. Laslow C

Laslow: Aha! If it isn't the lovely Lady Avatar. I caught you, you 
incorrigible flirt!

Avatar: Huh?

Laslow: Were you not eyeing me just now? Perhaps admiring my flawless smile 
or my manly bearing?

Avatar: What? No, I was just walking by.

Laslow: Oh. Are you sure? How peculiar. I could have sworn I felt someone 
staring at me.

Avatar: Be that as it may, it wasn't me.

Laslow: Perhaps I was mistaken. My apologies, your beautifulness. Never 
wanted to hurl false accusations at such a vision of loveliness as yourself. 
Truth be told, I'm happy you weren't staring. It makes me uncomfortable. 
Anyways! Since we're both here, perhaps milady would like to join me for some 
tea?

Avatar: Ah...I guess I have time. Sure.

Laslow: You do?! You mean you accept? This is so unexpected! I'm not sure how 
to react. (Breathe, Laslow! Breathe!)

Avatar: ...On second thought, I think I'm busy. I have to...um, do...stuff. 
Royal stuff.

Laslow: Ah, there it is. Rejection, my dear old friend...

Avatar: You poor thing. ...Now, if you don't mind, I'll be on my way. Bye!

Laslow: Hey! Not so fast! Life is full of twists and turns and unexpected 
happenings! We should approach each day as if it were our last, as for all we 
know it will be! Just think, tomorrow I could be spirited away-or worse! What 
if you never have an opportunity to see me again? Would you not give anything 
to then apologize for how you treated me? Perhaps...over a cup of tea?

Avatar: No.

Laslow: Yeesh. Tough crowd. Very well, then. I relent. For now! 'Til our 
paths cross again, milady!

Avatar: Phew. He's quite the character, isn't he? 
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Laslow B

Laslow: We meet again!

Avatar: Hello, Laslow.

Laslow: We really must quit meeting like this! Unless... Perhaps it's fate? 
Yes, I hear it now! The very stars whisper our names, my sweet!

Avatar: Must you do this every time? We see each other every day.

Laslow: Hm. I suppose you've a point. But I prefer to treat each meeting as 
if it were special. Because it is! We will never meet precisely the same way 
at the same time again. I think we should treasure every moment of our lives 
as much as most do gems.

Avatar: I see. Quite the romantic, aren't you?

Laslow: But of course! Speaking of which, I have a gift for you, milady.

Avatar: Oh. What is it?

Laslow: It's a special salve with unique restorative powers.

Avatar: Really? Wow! Thank you so much! It looks expensive. Are you sure I 
can have it?

Laslow: Of course! I only ask you remember this fateful crossing whenever you 
use it.

Avatar: I will. You know, there really is something beautiful about your 
point of view. Maybe I should try harder to treasure every moment.

Laslow: I'm delighted to hear you're coming around! After all, no one knows 
where their friends may disappear to next. Life is more fragile than most of 
us ever imagine...One moment, a friend is standing beside you, smiling. And 
the next, they're gone. And you realize that you will never see them again.

Avatar: Laslow?

Laslow: Hm? Oh! Haha. Silly me. My apologies, milady. All this is just to say 
you never know-you know? It's as true for me as for anyone else. I won't 
always be around, after all.

Avatar: Huh? Are you planning on going somewhere?

Laslow: Maybe. Maybe not. For the moment, however, I am thinking of visiting 
some of the fine shops in town. Would you care to join me, Lady Avatar?

Avatar: I suppose I have-Oh. I see what you're doing. You can't trick me that 
easily! I think I'll pass. Thanks.

Laslow: You wound me, milady. I assure you, I had only the most innocent 
intentions! But, in all seriousness, we should always remember that we are 
soldiers. At war. There's no guarantee that we will meet again with smiles on 
our faces.

Avatar: That's...true.

Laslow: So won't you please reconsider? I value our time together very much.

Avatar: Laslow...

Laslow: Yes, my dove?

Avatar: How many women have you used these same lines on today?

Laslow: You would be the eighth, milady.

Avatar: I'm sure you'll have a fine trip into town alone.

Laslow: Ah... And just like that, history repeats itself. Oh well...Then I 
only pray we shall meet again! Until next time, milady.

Avatar: Heehee. Farewell then, Laslow. 
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Laslow A

Laslow: Lady Avatar, you grace me with your presence once again.

Avatar: Hello, Laslow.

Laslow: Do you think you could find it in your heart to join me for tea now?

Avatar: Yes, I believe I can.

Laslow: Dohoho! Rejected again! Ah, well, another day anoth-Er, wait. You 
mean you will?!

Avatar: Yes. We never know when next we'll meet, do we? And perhaps next time 
you won't offer me an invitation.

Laslow: I suppose that's technically possible...

Avatar: I've spent a lot of time thinking about what you said before. Every 
meeting is a once-in-a-lifetime encounter, right? And now that I've come to 
see things this way, it would be silly of me to reject you.

Laslow: Thank you, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: But it does make me a little more scared to say good-bye to people 
than I used to be. When every good-bye could be your last, it becomes much 
harder to let go. I never thought about it much before, but now it's always 
on my mind.

Laslow: Milady, if I may be frank, I feel that parting is a deeply sorrowful 
thing. If it were up to me, I'd never have to say farewell to anyone. I've 
had to do that far too much in my life...But it is not up to me. It's a part 
of life. And life cares little for our feelings. So it is, I suppose, as 
important to learn to let go as it is to cherish every moment.

Avatar: I agree.

Laslow: And besides! The sorrow of parting makes reunion all the sweeter, 
does it not? And saying good-bye to one person usually means saying hello to 
another. If I had not said good-bye to many people I loved, I'd never have 
met you, for example. I am truly grateful I was able to make your 
acquaintance, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: I'm glad I was able to meet you as well, Laslow. I'm sure all of the 
others feel the same.

Laslow: Thank you. Now! Enough of this dreary philosophizing. Shall we treat 
ourselves to tea now?

Avatar: Of course! After you, good sir. 
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Laslow S

Avatar: Hello, Laslow.

Laslow: Lady Avatar. We meet again. Well, this puts me on the spot. What 
should I do now?

Avatar: Is something wrong?

Laslow: It hurts, is all. It hurts so much, I feel my chest will burst. If 
only our paths would never cross again...

Avatar: What? Are you angry with me? Did I do something to hurt you at tea?

Laslow: No... You haven't done a single thing wrong, milady. Our teatime was 
amazing. A revelation, even. My heart can't help but dance when you are by my 
side. But it also cries in pain at the same time.

Avatar: Why?! What's wrong?

Laslow: I'm terribly sorry. But I believe I've fallen in love with you, Lady 
Avatar.

Avatar: Y-you're joking!

Laslow: Would that I were, love. But lately I find myself staying up all 
night thinking of you. I wish I could just turn my feelings off, but I 
cannot. Nor can I ignore them. It was all I could do to just keep from 
telling you until now.

Avatar: I never imagined-

Laslow: But I did, milady. I imagined we would spend a long and happy life 
together. But I know it is a foolish dream.

Avatar: Why do you say that?

Laslow: Because meeting requires parting. And one day I would have to part 
from you. No matter how much I wish otherwise, when this war is over, we too 
shall...Well, anyways.

Avatar: Laslow, if I were to go somewhere far away, what would you do?

Laslow: I'd feel incredibly lonely without you.

Avatar: Is that all? You wouldn't try to come with me?

Laslow: Of course I would! Say the word, and I will follow you anywhere!

Avatar: Perfect. Then you will understand when I say that I would do the same 
for you. So if you must leave when this war ends...it doesn't matter. 
Wherever you go, I will go also. After all...I love you.

Laslow: Lady Avatar! Thank you. You've no idea how much it means to me to 
hear you say that.

Avatar: Now, no more talk about us parting, all right?

Laslow: Of course. We will always be together from here on out. I hope you're 
ready for that.

Avatar: As long as you're ready to give up flirting with other girls.

Laslow: Will you accept this ring?

Avatar: Of course! What a beautiful blue stone. I'll wear it always. Thank 
you. I suppose the next thing to do is go talk with Xander.

Laslow: ...Huh?

Avatar: What do you mean, "huh"? If we're going to be wed, my brother must be 
told.

Laslow: I suppose you're right. Oh gods, what am I going to do? Lord Xander 
is going to kill me.

Avatar: Don't worry. He won't kill you. Probably.

Laslow: *sigh* The things one does for love...This reminds me though. Lady 
Avatar, I have a request. There are some people I'd like for you to meet as 
well. People from a place I once called home. They'll love you. I know it. I 
want more than anything to laugh and smile with them once more...

Avatar: I'm sorry, I didn't catch that. Where did you say they were?

Laslow: Never mind. It's not important right now! We'll talk about it some 
other time, though. I promise.

(Live2D Confession)
Laslow: I love you, and only you. Your smiles makes life worth living. I 
promise to keep you safe... and I swear, I'll stay by your side, always. 
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A2. Benny C

Avatar: (Gods...that's Benny. I've walked right into his path... Don't make 
eye contact...don't make eye contact... Blast! Too late...) *ahem* Hello, 
Benny.

Benny: Good day, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: I'm terribly sorry to disturb you like this. But...er...what are you 
working on?

Benny: Oh, I'm crafting good-luck charms.

Avatar: Is...is that so? Well, again, I'm so sorry to have bothered you.

Benny: You're not bothering me. Did you need something?

Avatar: Well, now that you mention it... Have you ever defeated an army of 
10,000 soldiers all by yourself? It seems unlikely, but...

Benny: What?! Who told you that?

Avatar: I'm sorry! Please don't hurt me!

Benny: Why would I hurt you? Anyway, the answer is no.

Avatar: I also heard that you once tossed a man so far into the sky that he 
never came down.

Benny: That is true.

Avatar: What?! Really?!

Benny: No. Of course not.

Avatar: I'm sorry for asking. Please, don't destroy anything!

Benny: What would I destroy? Anyway, I'm not mad.

Avatar: Huh.

Benny: Are you surprised?

Avatar: A bit, yes. I've just heard so many crazy things about you...

Benny: What?!

Avatar: Oh, now I've done it! Aaaauuugh!

Benny: How odd. 
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Benny B

Avatar: Hello, Benny. Do you have a moment? I feel I must apologize...

Benny: It's OK. Happens all the time.

Avatar: Is that so? Well, that makes me feel even worse.

Benny: Please, don't. I know that my appearance can be off-putting. And for 
some reason, the stories about me spread like wildfire.

Avatar: Well, to be fair, they are good stories.

Benny: Oh? What's the latest you've heard?

Avatar: That...that you blew on a volcano to stop it from erupting...

Benny: False.

Avatar: That you forged an axe with your bare hands...

Benny: False.

Avatar: That you punched a bear in the face...

Benny: I would never! Who's been spreading that slander about me?!

Avatar: Gods...

Benny: Anyway, I'm sorry that I don't really live up to my reputation.

Avatar: Benny, please don't apologize. I think I'd like to learn more about 
who you really are, if that's all right.

Benny: What?!

Avatar: Did I say something wrong?

Benny: No, I'm just surprised. You're the first person to express that kind 
of interest in me.

Avatar: Well, that's a shame. Because you seem like a nice guy.

Benny: Ha. I suppose I am. Thanks for not being scared of me, Lady Avatar. 
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Benny A

Avatar: Oh, hey, Benny! I didn't expect to see anyone out here. Er...what 
exactly are you doing?

Benny: Hello, Avatar. I'm just feeding some of the forest animals.

Avatar: Ah. That's so kind of you. I can't believe that wild animals would 
let you get so close, though... You're practically petting that squirrel!

Benny: Who, Charles here? He's one of my friends. He'll let me pet him 
anytime. See? I've always been able to relate to these animals better than 
humans.

Avatar: Aww. That's cute. But also kind of sad...

Benny: Is that sad? Me liking animals?

Avatar: Well, I guess if you're not sad about it...then it's not sad. 
Honestly, Benny, I just can't believe the reputation you've acquired. It 
doesn't fit your real personality at all.

Benny: I suppose the tales have taken on a life of their own. Anyway, I'm 
glad I ran into you. Here, take this.

Avatar: What is it?

Benny: Consider it a...good-luck charm.

Avatar: Did you make this yourself? Why give it to me?

Benny: I just... I don't want you to die. And maybe this can help you stay 
safe on the battlefield.

Avatar: Well...that's pretty morbid. But also quite thoughtful. Thank you, 
Benny.

Benny: It's nothing...

Avatar: No, it's not. You made this by hand...for me! I'll treasure it 
always.

Benny: I'm glad to hear that.

Avatar: I just want to see you come out of your shell a little bit, Benny. 
You might not be the smoothest talker around, but you're kind and generous. 
People shouldn't be afraid of you.

Benny: Well, I don't know about that... But I'm glad that you're not afraid 
of me anymore, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Me too... 
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Benny S

Benny: Hello, Lady Avatar...

Avatar: Hi, Benny! Is...is something the matter?

Benny: Uh...no. Can we just talk for a bit?

Avatar: Of course. What's going on?

Benny: I've just got something to say.

Avatar: I believe that's been established at this point... Would you care to 
elaborate?

Benny: ...

Avatar: I see. Fascinating.

Benny: I...I want to protect you, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Oh. Is that it? I was hoping for something...more...

Benny: I don't think you understand. I really want to protect you.

Avatar: Er, yes.

Benny: Ugh... I'm having a hard time saying exactly what I want to say...

Avatar: Benny? Just come out and say it. There's nothing to be afraid of.

Benny: Oh. I almost forgot. This might make things easier. Here, take it.

Avatar: Oh my gosh...a wedding ring! Benny!

Benny: Do you understand now? What do you think?

Avatar: ... What do I think about what? I'm going to need to hear an actual 
question.

Benny: I see. So, that's your answer?

Avatar: No, please, don't misunderstand. I just need to hear the actual 
words, Benny. Please. It's important.

Benny: You're right. Ahem. Avatar... Will you, uh... Will you marry me?

Avatar: I will, Benny!

Benny: You mean it? You'll actually marry me?

Avatar: Benny...I've been hoping that things were heading in this direction 
since we met.

Benny: You weren't afraid?

Avatar: Oh, I was afraid. But after a minute or two, I could begin to see the 
real Benny. And after a few minutes more, I began to fall in love with him.

Benny: Well! I'm glad you gave me a chance. I love you too, Avatar.

(Live2D Confession)
Benny: The only thing that scares me... is how much I love you. 
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A2. Keaton C

Avatar: Keaton, how goes it?

Keaton: Hey, Avatar! Look at this!

Avatar: Oh, how nice. A torn-up stuffed animal. What a dream come true.

Keaton: Yeah, look at those tatters! You ever smell stuffing that musky 
before?

Avatar: Don't you think we should try and patch the poor thing up a bit?

Keaton: What? Why? Don't you see? This is A-grade stuff! Look at all that 
moist cotton falling out of the open belly! *sniff sniff* And the stench-
divine! I love it!

Avatar: OK, Keaton. If you say so.

Keaton: Man, you're missing out if you can't appreciate all this goodness.

Avatar: Really, now?

Keaton: I guess I'll just have to teach you how to see this stuff like a real 
connoisseur.

Avatar: Huh?

Keaton: We're gonna take a look at my treasure collection! Look, touch, 
sniff, and learn!

Avatar: Er, what exactly do you mean by "treasure"?

Keaton: Ohoho! Eager to see the goods, huh? I guess I can whet your appetite 
a bit! Well, just one of my many fine pieces is an embalmed lizard! I also 
have a giant bat corpse! It's huge!

Avatar: Tempting as that sounds, I don't think I can manage today.

Keaton: What, not feeling so good? Well, maybe next time!
(Keaton leaves)

Avatar: Phew... 
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Keaton B

Keaton: Hey, you! Do you have a minute?

Avatar: Sure. What's going on?

Keaton: I thought today would be the perfect day to show you some of my 
treasures! You ready? You might want to bring a drool rag. This could get 
messy.

Avatar: That's OK. I think I'll be able to contain my drool. Thanks, though.

Keaton: Your loss! OK, so, first up-a spool of spider webbing! There are even 
spots with flies and bugs and stuff! Sorta like raisins in a cookie, but, 
y'know, better!

Avatar: That's...incredible.

Keaton: You bet your tail it is! And look at this: A necklace made from bat 
fangs! Just think of all the different animals whose blood has touched this 
stuff! And they're still so sharp! See? It's a little prickly when you wear 
it, but I think it feels good. No pleasure like pain! Wanna try?

Avatar: No. But thanks.

Keaton: Yeesh, tough customer. So, what do you think? Pretty cool stuff, huh?

Avatar: Not really. I think I'm missing something. Why do you like this junk 
so much?

Keaton: What? Junk? Well, what've YOU got that's so much better? Come on! Out 
with it!

Avatar: I don't have any treasures, but I do have books and ornaments that 
are dear to me.

Keaton: Neat! I knew you weren't a lost cause! You mean, like, moldy books, 
right? And how much rust have you got on your ornaments? Anything fully 
crusted over?

Avatar: Er, no. Nothing moldy or rusted.

Keaton: So...they're just normal? Ugh. No accounting for taste, I guess...

Avatar: I guess not. But that doesn't mean we can't still get along, right? 
What do you say? Friends? Maybe you can teach me how to appreciate this 
stuff.

Keaton: What? Who said I wanted to be friends? Sure wasn't me, I'll tell you 
that. I just wanted to make you see how great my treasures are, is all. But I 
guess if YOU want to be friends, I can deal.

Avatar: Keaton, your tail's wagging again.

Keaton: It is NOT wagging! ARGH! 
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Keaton A

Keaton: Avatar!

Avatar: Hello, Keaton. What's going on?

Keaton: Oh. Nothing in particular, I guess.

Avatar: OK. I guess I'll be on my way, then.

Keaton: Wait! I said "nothing in particular"! Not "nothing at all"!

Avatar: Oh, OK...

Keaton: I found some more treasure! Wanna take a look?

Avatar: Sure.

Keaton: Perfect! Look!

Avatar: Oh! What an amazing seashell! It's beautiful.

Keaton: Right? Yeah. Beautiful. No cracks, no smell, no grime. It's just a 
pristine, normal old seashell. Hooray.

Avatar: Hm?

Keaton: What? Got something to say?

Avatar: This isn't the sort of thing that would normally go in your 
collection, is it?

Keaton: Why do you say that?

Avatar: I think I know you well enough by now, Keaton. This isn't your thing.

Keaton: I see. Hm. Maybe you're right. Now that I've given it a closer look, 
I'm starting to think it's not so great after all. I GUESS I might as well 
just give it to you, Avatar.

Avatar: Keaton...did you plan on giving this to me the whole time?

Keaton: What?! Don't be crazy! This was pure spontaneity! I just happened to 
find something and happened to bump into you! And then I happened to realize 
I didn't like it, and you happened to like it! It just makes sense to give it 
to you now!

Avatar: Oh, I see. Of course. Thank you, Keaton.

Keaton: No need to thank me. You just got lucky, that's all.

Avatar: Your tail is wagging like crazy.

Keaton: Oh, that's just...it cramping up! Ow ow ow! Oh man, how crazy! You 
must think I'm super happy or something. What a hilarious misunderstanding!

Avatar: Haha, OK. Well, I'm very happy you're my friend, Keaton.

Keaton: Me too! Er, I mean...as you should be! 
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Keaton S

Keaton: Hey! I need to talk to you, Avatar!

Avatar: OK, sure. What's the matter?

Keaton: I wanted to get your opinion on something. See, I've sort of been 
thinking about throwing away all my treasures.

Avatar: What?! Why would you do that?

Keaton: They're disgusting, right? That sort of stuff should just be thrown 
away.

Avatar: But isn't all that stuff precious to you?

Keaton: Of course! But I've got a way better treasure now. I don't want to 
spoil it.

Avatar: Oh? What would that be?

Keaton: You!

Avatar: I'm...your treasure?

Keaton: Bingo! You smell super nice and you're so pretty! You're a top-rate 
treasure! Usually I hate those sorts of things, but on you they're great, 
just by association! I mean, who wouldn't love someone as smart and 
understanding and nice as you! So, uh, will you...be with me?

Avatar: Before I give you my answer, I've got two things to say to you.

Keaton: OK... What's up?

Avatar: First: I'd prefer it if you didn't call me one of your treasures. I'm 
not an object. But thank you for the compliment.

Keaton: Oh. Sorry.

Avatar: Second: I think it's important for partners to really consider each 
other's feelings. And the fact you were willing to give up your treasures 
means the world to me. But, at the same time, I don't want my love to give up 
the things he adores. So you don't have to throw away your treasures, OK?

Keaton: Your love? Did you just say I'm your love?

Avatar: Yup! If you'll have me, of course.

Keaton: Awooooooooo! You're the best, Avatar! I promise I'll take good care 
of you! I'll dust you and polish you every day!

Avatar: ...Aren't those the sorts of things you'd do with your treasures?

Keaton: Haha! Gotcha! It was just a joke, silly.

Avatar: Oh, you. Heehee. I think this is the start of something wonderful.

(Live2D Confession)
Keaton: You are my greatest treasure of all, and you smell the nicest. Hope 
you're ready to be really happy. From now on, I'm keeping you all to myself. 
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A2. Shigure C

Avatar: Is that...singing? But where is it coming from? There's nobody 
around.

Shigure: You are the ocean's gray waves ? Destined to seek life beyond the 
shore...

Avatar: Oh! Up in the sky! Is that Shigure?!

Shigure: Huh?! Is that...Avatar?! How long have you been down there?

Avatar: Oh, not long! Out for a little flight with your pegasus? You're a 
very good singer!

Shigure: You heard me singing? Oh no.

Avatar: Hm? I'm sorry, was I interrupting something? I didn't mean to 
intrude.

Shigure: No, no, you haven't done anything wrong. I'm just a bit shy about my 
singing.

Avatar: Oh, thank goodness. So what are you doing out here all alone? Have 
you been getting in some extra training?

Shigure: Although I am ashamed to say it, no, I am not out here to train.

Avatar: Oh?

Shigure: Yes. I was just singing and flying. It's what I've always done to 
relax, ever since I was a child. It never fails to lift my spirits when I am 
feeling sad or anxious.

Avatar: That sounds wonderful!

Shigure: Perhaps you would like to come with me sometime?

Avatar: Huh?

Shigure: Would you like to come ride with me sometime? I could sing for you. 
It's a little embarrassing to sing in front of others, but you seem to like 
it when I do.

Avatar: Of course! I would love to go with you.

Shigure: Perfect. I'll be looking forward to it. 
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Shigure B

Shigure: It's so beautiful out today. Perfect flying weather. Are you sure 
the wind isn't too cold for you?

Avatar: Yep! No need to worry about me. I think it's amazing up here!

Shigure: *chuckle* You sure seem to be enjoying yourself for something as 
mundane as a pegasus ride.

Avatar: Do I really sound so giddy? I guess growing up I never got to fly 
like this much. I was really looking forward to getting up into the skies for 
once.

Shigure: Then I'll do everything I can to make sure it meets your 
expectations. Oh! You see those birds over there? Why don't we join them?

Avatar: Wow! There are so many of them! And they all seem to move as one 
creature!

Shigure: I think my pegasus is enjoying himself as well. He loves birds. 
Would you like to hear me sing?

Avatar: Oh, yes, please!

Shigure: You are the ocean's gray waves ? Destined to seek life beyond the 
shore...

Avatar: Oh! It seems even the birds are enjoying your song, Shigure!

Shigure: Yet the waters ever change ? Flowing like time, the path is yours...

Avatar: You really do have a wonderful voice. Your mother truly passed on her 
gift to you. Heehee... This has been a wonderful trip through the sky. Thank 
you, Shigure.

Shigure: Heh. Would you say it was worth the wait?

Avatar: Of course!

Shigure: I'm glad. I think my mother is the only other person who enjoys this 
so much.

Avatar: Azura?

Shigure: Yes. I've never seen her so happy as when she was flying with me. We 
sang a duet! Ah! This reminds me. Would you care to accompany me again 
sometime? There's something I'd like to show you!

Avatar: I'd love to! 
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Shigure A

Avatar: So where are we headed today, Shigure? We're already pretty deep in 
the forest.

Shigure: It's a surprise, but I'll give you a hint. You need a pegasus to get 
there. Oh! Nearly there.

Avatar: Is that a waterfall?

Shigure: Yes. There's an alcove just about halfway up it. I'll touch us down 
there.

Avatar: Oh, that little recess? I see what you mean about needing a pegasus. 
This is amazing! I've never seen a waterfall from this close before! It's 
so...soothing.

Shigure: That's not all. Look, over here.

Avatar: A rainbow?

Shigure: Mhm. If you stand here at the right time of day, one usually 
appears. There are times it won't, but it seems luck is on our side today.

Avatar: It's beautiful!

Shigure: I'm happy I was able to share this with you. I've been meaning to 
show someone for a long time.

Avatar: I only wish the others could see it. It's truly a remarkable sight.

Shigure: That would be nice. But not many people can fit at a time. It could 
take a while.

Avatar: I see your point... Shigure...would you sing for me here?

Shigure: Hm? Oh, of course! *ahem* You are the ocean's gray waves ? Destined 
to seek life beyond the shore...

Avatar: Thank you... Thank you so much. 
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Shigure S

Avatar: Oh, Shigure, the rainbow looks even more beautiful today. It really 
is best to come on the sunniest days.

Shigure: Yes... ... ...Avatar, can we talk?

Avatar: Hm? What's wrong, Shigure? You look so serious.

Shigure: It's...it's about...the rainbow.

Avatar: Oh. That doesn't sound so bad. What about it?

Shigure: It's just...you said we should take everyone to see it here. But...I 
disagree. Because...I want this to be a special place for just the two of us.

Avatar: A...special place? What do you mean?

Shigure: I want this to be somewhere that only the two of us know about. 
Somewhere we can go to be alone... Our own little secret. And I hope we can 
travel someday, and find many more little places just like it.

Avatar: I don't understand. What-

Shigure: Avatar, please...just listen to me. I...I love you.

Avatar: Shigure!

Shigure: Of course, our friends are important to me as well. But this place 
was like my first present to you. I don't want to share it. I know it's 
selfish of me. But I can't help it. So...now you know. Will you be with me, 
Lady Avatar?

Avatar: Shigure...of course I will. I love you too! Heehee. You chose a nice 
spot to confess your feelings to me, though. Quite the romantic, aren't you?

Shigure: Haha. I'm sorry, was it a bit cliché? You just seemed to love this 
place so much...

Avatar: I do. It's magical. But I have to say you're wrong about one thing. 
This wasn't your first gift to me. Your first and most precious gift to me 
was your song.

Shigure: Avatar... I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to hear you say 
that. Would you like me to sing it for you again?

Avatar: Please! Would you?

(Live2D Confession)
Shigure: Of all the songs I know, none of them can capture how deeply I love 
you. No sound is sweeter than your voice. 
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A2. Dwyer C

Dwyer: Good day, Lady Avatar. Can I ask you for a small favor?

Avatar: Of course. How can I help you, Dwyer?

Dwyer: I just made a pot of tea, and I was wondering if you would sample it.

Avatar: Well, that's easy! Sure, let me have a sip. Mmm. It's really good.

Dwyer: I see. Any further detail you care to offer?

Avatar: Oh! Sure. Let's see... It's a bit floral. And do I detect hints of 
vanilla? In any case, it's delicious, Dwyer! Just the way I like my tea!

Dwyer: Yes, your perception is correct. How would you say it compares to my 
father's tea?

Avatar: Um, well... It's pretty similar, to be honest. Perhaps that's why I 
like it so much!

Dwyer: I see... I should have you know that when it comes to my skills as a 
butler... I have no intention of taking second place to my father. So, please 
understand that I will be redoubling my efforts to please you.

Avatar: Um, that's really not necessary... 
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Dwyer B

Dwyer: Hello, Lady Avatar. I have another favor to ask of you.

Avatar: Certainly. How can I help?

Dwyer: I've baked some cookies. Would it be too much trouble for you to try 
one?

Avatar: Dwyer, I'd be more than happy to try one of your cookies. But 
please...you don't need to ask me like it's some big favor.

Dwyer: I don't know. What if they're terrible? It's a new recipe-completely 
untested.

Avatar: Well, let's see. *munch* *munch* They're unbelievable, of course.

Dwyer: Thank you, Lady Avatar. Do you have any suggestions or other feedback 
for me?

Avatar: Yes, actually.

Dwyer: Oh...this doesn't sound good.

Avatar: Relax, Dwyer. It's just...well, I need you to relax in general, 
actually.

Dwyer: I don't understand. I'm quite relaxed. Whenever I'm not working, 
you'll find me sleeping.

Avatar: Maybe so, but I feel like you're trying too hard to impress me...or 
defeat your father. There's no competition. You don't need to do that.

Dwyer: ...

Avatar: I want you to think of us as friends. Please treat me as you would 
any other friend.

Dwyer: I'm afraid that isn't possible. You're my boss.

Avatar: That's not really true. And even if it WERE true, I'd ask that you 
treat me as a friend.

Dwyer: I think I understand. I'm being a nuisance. I'll do my best to stay 
out of your way.

Avatar: No! That's not it! Dwyer, I want you to treat me as an equal. I want 
us to be comrades fighting together. Nothing more, nothing less.

Dwyer: Equals? Comrades? You and I?

Avatar: Yes!

Dwyer: Understood. However, I hope that you'll allow me to continue assisting 
you as a butler.

Avatar: If you insist. However, I insist that you allow me to assist YOU as a 
butler sometimes, too.

Dwyer: Uh...OK. As long as my father never sees you acting as my butler...I 
think I'm OK with that. 
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Dwyer A

Dwyer: Hello, Lady Avatar. Would you be interested in a pot of tea?

Avatar: Hey, Dwyer. Sure, that would hit the spot right now!

Dwyer: Excellent. I'll have it ready in a moment. By the way, I just wanted 
to say that it's always my pleasure to serve you. You are a kind and fair 
master, and-

Avatar: Dwyer, I thought I told you to lay off that whole "master" thing.

Dwyer: Ah...my apologies. It's just that you have such a pleasant 
disposition... And Father always says-

Avatar: What does your father have to do with this?

Dwyer: Everything, I'm afraid. Ah, the tea is ready. Please, have a sip 
before we continue.

Avatar: Thank you, Dwyer. Mmm, it's perfect, as always.

Dwyer: And how is it compared to my father's?

Avatar: Dwyer, for the last time... Jakob is very skilled at what he does. 
And so are you. Both of you make a wonderful pot of tea. Why does it have to 
be a competition?

Dwyer: I...I don't know. But, for your sake, I will try to refrain from 
competing with my father.

Avatar: That's good to hear. Now, how would you like some fresh-baked 
cookies?

Dwyer: What?!

Avatar: It's like I told you before. We're friends. Friends can do nice 
things for each other.

Dwyer: Well...thank you, I guess. *crunch* *crunch* These are amazing. How 
did you get such depth of flavor?

Avatar: Ha! It's an old trick. I browned the butter before I mixed it into 
the batter.

Dwyer: I see... Wait until my father tastes my next test batch... I mean, 
thank you, Lady Avatar. 
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Dwyer S

Dwyer: Sorry to bother you, Lady Avatar, but would you like anything to eat?

Avatar: Oh, hello, Dwyer. No, thanks. I'm not hungry.

Dwyer: Hmm, I see. Not even a small trifle? I actually have something perfect 
in mind...

Avatar: No, really, I'm fine at the moment. Thank you, though.

Dwyer: Um...

Avatar: What's wrong, Dwyer?

Dwyer: It's just...I've been working on a new recipe that I thought you would 
like...

Avatar: Well, why didn't you say so? I'd be happy to try a small bite.

Dwyer: Excellent! Yes, a small bite should suffice, I think. You should also 
probably avoid biting down with excessive force... Just a very small nibble, 
right...here!

Avatar: What the hell did you put inside my cookie, Dwyer?

Dwyer: Please...just break it in two if you'd rather be on the safe side.

Avatar: You didn't bake a ring into it or anything clichéd like that, did 
you? Haha!

Dwyer: Well...

Avatar: Oh, Dwyer...

Dwyer: Lady Avatar...will you marry me? I promise to take care of you for the 
rest of my life.

Avatar: No.

Dwyer: I see. Well then, I'll just...um...

Avatar: What I mean is that I won't have you taking care of me for the rest 
of my life. I will only marry you if we can have an equal partnership. I want 
to do things for you, Dwyer! I want to cook, and do laundry, and make tea... 
Because I love you. Isn't that normal for husbands and wives? Wanting to do 
things for each other?

Dwyer: Yes, I think so. Does that mean...you'll actually marry me?

Avatar: Yes. I want to work together to build a future with you.

Dwyer: So, I won't have to do as much work...and I also get to marry you? 
You're the best, Lady Avatar.

(Live2D Confession)
Dwyer: I don't lift a finger for just anyone... but I would do anything in 
the world for you. 
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A2. Shiro C

Shiro: Hrrrnh! Gotcha!

Avatar: Shiro? So it is you! What are you doing down by the river so early?

Shiro: Oh, morning, Avatar! I was just out trying to spear a fish or two. I 
know my way around a lance, after all! See how many fish I've snagged 
already?

Avatar: That's enough to feed an army. You caught all of these single-
handedly?

Shiro: Sure did! Shh-I just saw another one. Hyah!

Avatar: My, you're quick with that spear.

Shiro: Cut it out, before you embarrass me. Hey, what if I cooked some of 
these fellas for breakfast? They're good eating!

Avatar: Oh, no, I couldn't ask you to trouble yourself.

Shiro: Trouble? No trouble at all! I should warn you, though, I'm not as good 
with a skillet as I am with a spear.

Avatar: Pfft, you're too modest. I'm sure it will be delicious.

Shiro: Hahah, well, we'll see. I actually already cooked a few in case 
anybody came by wanting one.

Avatar: Hmm? Oh, is that what the campfire by the riverbank is for?

Shiro: Yep. It takes too long to roast them one by one, so I do it in 
batches. I figured all the serious eaters would be by at some point... Looks 
like you're the first!

Avatar: I-I'd hardly call myself a "serious eater"!

Shiro: Hahahah! Here, this one looks just right for you.

Avatar: Wow, that does look tasty... OK, let's have it. *chomp* *chomp* Wow! 
It's delicious!

Shiro: See? You're a connoisseur after all.

Avatar: This may be the best fish I've ever tasted. Is it because it's 
freshly caught? Or do I have your skills as a chef to thank?

Shiro: Good question. I dunno. But seeing as you liked that one so much... Go 
ahead and have some more. I'll join you!

Avatar: You're a generous sort, aren't you, Shiro?

Shiro: Who, me? I don't know about that... I just felt like putting all this 
together. But never mind that-there's more fish ready to eat. Come on, dig 
in! You gotta try the trout!

Avatar: H-hold on! One at a time...! 
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Shiro B

Shiro: Avatar! I've got another giant pile of fish ready to serve. How's your 
appetite this morning?

Avatar: Oh, you went spear fishing again today? I can't ask you to bring me 
fish every time you go out.

Shiro: Sure you can! You probably don't know this, but... I was really happy 
you liked my fish that time we met by the river! I want you to be as happy as 
I was then, which is why I keep bringing you fish.

Avatar: Errm...thanks, I think! But this makes five meals of fish in a row, 
and I'm ready for something else. Besides, there is something I wanted your 
advice on...

Shiro: I'd be glad to help.

Avatar: You've fed me so many fish now that I feel I should repay you for 
them somehow. Why don't I act as your partner for lance practice?

Shiro: Hmm...I guess you are my father's sister. If you're as tough as him...

Avatar: You mean Ryoma? Yes, I've had quite a few sparring sessions with him.

Shiro: All right, I'll take you upon that! I love a good challenge.

Avatar: Thank goodness...no more fish...

Shiro: Huh?

Avatar: Oh, it's nothing! I'll let you know when I'm ready, OK?

Shiro: Yeah, sounds great! Thanks! 
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Shiro A

Avatar: Hrrnh! Yaah!

Shiro: Oof! You're as good as I hoped, Avatar! I'd have to go back a ways 
before I had a sparring session this intense!

Avatar: Thank you. You're not so shabby yourself.

Shiro: Hahah, glad I'm living up to your expectations! We've been at this 
awhile, though... Let's take a breather.

Avatar: Very well.

Shiro: Whew! What a workout. I appreciate you taking the time to train with 
me. I can already see a few ways to improve my technique!

Avatar: I'm happy to assist. But they tell me you never miss a day's 
practice... Is there a reason you're training so hard?

Shiro: Hmm? Oh, for my father, I guess.

Avatar: Ryoma? You're trying to outdo him?

Shiro: Yes. My father's outlook is pretty... old fashioned. We don't agree on 
much. But no one can touch him when it comes to pure skill in a fight. If you 
had a father like that, wouldn't you feel the need to push yourself all the 
time? That's why I never let up practicing. One day I'll beat him.

Avatar: I think I can sympathize. But, Shiro...if anyone can surpass Ryoma, 
I'd bet on you.

Shiro: Then you'd win your bet! Though of course, that's not my highest 
priority right now. I've still got to bring peace to the world, and other 
little things like that.

Avatar: Indeed. I'm training for the same reasons.

Shiro: You? No way! You're already terrifying! It's hard to pin down, but 
you're strong in a way that's different from my father. I'm trying to learn 
from you as best I can.

Avatar: Haha, you're too kind, Shiro. I think this is as good a time as any 
to resume training, don't you? We both have a lot of ground to cover!

Shiro: Let's do it! 
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Shiro S

Shiro: Avatar, can I ask a huge favor? Let's have a practice match. Right 
now.

Avatar: Why on earth...?

Shiro: Please, just do this for me!

Avatar: I don't mind at all, but why-

Shiro: No time to explain. I brought a lance for you.

Avatar: Very well. I'm ready when you are.

Shiro: En garde!

Avatar: You're like a man possessed today...!

Shiro: *pant* *pant* Yaaaaaaahh!

Avatar: Ouch!

Shiro: Oh! I'm sorry, Avatar! You OK?

Avatar: Fine...just winded. You came at me so ferociously, I'd lost before 
the battle had even begun.

Shiro: Yeah...I guess I overdid it just a little.

Avatar: A little? What's going on here, Shiro? You don't seem yourself today.

Shiro: I should come clean. I decided that today's match would decide for me 
if I should tell you or not...

Avatar: Tell me what?!

Shiro: If I managed to beat you, I was gonna go ahead and say it...so here 
goes... I'm-I'm in love with you!

Avatar: Shiro...

Shiro: Sorry if this comes as a shock. But over all those fish dinners and 
mock battles... I noticed I was starting to really care about you. You've 
always gone the extra mile to support me. When I see you smile... I really 
believe in myself. I know I can get stronger if I try. So I'm hoping you'll 
stick around for me.

Avatar: Um... Ahahahah!

Shiro: Huh? What are you laughing for?! I was being serious!

Avatar: I'm sorry, Shiro, I didn't mean to make fun. But this whole 
confession you set up...it's so you! I can't help but laugh.

Shiro: That's cold, Avatar...

Avatar: Forgive me, I didn't mean to offend you. I actually found it 
charming. It's a perfect example of what I like about you.

Shiro: What? Really?! Does that mean that you want to be with me too?

Avatar: Yes. Whether it's spear fishing or lance practice, I want to do 
everything together!

Shiro: Thank the stars! And thank you, Avatar!

(Live2D Confession)
Shiro: I'm stronger with you at my side. Stay with me forever. 
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A2. Kiragi C

Kiragi: La la la la ?

Avatar: Hey, Kiragi. Wow! That's a pretty big pheasant. Did you just get back 
from hunting?

Kiragi: Sure did! Bagged myself a big ol' girl.

Avatar: You seem to be quite good at hunting. Have you been doing this your 
whole life?

Kiragi: Hm? Oh, yeah, pretty much. Sort of...

Avatar: Why the face? Did I say something wrong?

Kiragi: Huh? Oh, no. I was just thinking about hunting when I was younger. My 
caretakers always tried to keep me from doing it. "Hunting is too dangerous 
for a child like you! I swear, if we catch you again-" Yadda yadda. Haha. I 
still remember the scoldings.

Avatar: Well, you ARE a prince. I'm sure they just wanted to make sure you 
were safe.

Kiragi: And there is it again! I wish people would stop treating me like some 
delicate little princeling! But they never will. Even when I tell them I hate 
it, they just keep right on doing it.

Avatar: I-I'm sorry, Kiragi. I didn't mean to offend you.

Kiragi: No, it's OK. I'm sorry for going off like that. It's just... I mean, 
well, you're a princess, right, Avatar? Doesn't it bug you when people act 
like that? You know, with all the polite talk and the kid gloves and stuff?

Avatar: Well, I don't know. A little, I guess. I try to speak politely to 
everyone, whatever their rank, so I may be a bad example. There are times, 
however, when I wish people would speak more freely.

Kiragi: Yeah, that's it! I know exactly what you mean. And it's not just 
that! Doesn't it bug you when people act like royals are dumb? Like, they 
think we're all just isolated shut-ins that never go outside! Can you imagine 
what it would be like to even live a life like that?

Avatar: Ah... Yes, actually, I can.

Kiragi: Huh?

Avatar: I spent my childhood as an isolated shut-in that rarely went outside. 
I was never permitted to leave the castle.

Kiragi: Oh! Seriously? I'm so sorry! I didn't mean you, I meant-ah, gee... 
Hm...but... That gives me an idea! Does that mean you've never gone hunting?

Avatar: Hunting? Maybe a little, but not much.

Kiragi: Then why don't you come with me sometime? I'll teach you all the ins 
and outs, so no one can call you a weak little shut-in again!

Avatar: B-but nobody's ever called me that before...

Kiragi: Yeah, I think this'll be great! Woohoo! I can't wait! I'll see you 
tomorrow, bright and early, OK, Avatar?
(Kiragi leaves)

Avatar: K-Kiragi! Wait! ...And he's gone. *sigh* I guess I'm going hunting 
tomorrow. 
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Kiragi B

Kiragi: Well done, Avatar! You were great out there!

Avatar: I'm just happy I didn't cause you any problems. I'm still so new to 
this... You, on the other hand, are truly amazing.

Kiragi: Yeah, right? I'm pretty sure I'm the best hunter alive! Of course, I 
wasn't always so unbelievably skilled. I might never have become a hunter at 
all if it hadn't been for my caretakers. They were always squawking in my 
ears, "Princes should stay inside!" "It's too dangerous out there! What would 
the kingdom do if it lost a prince?!" And one day I just got fed up! I 
decided I had to start going out into the real world! I think it all turned 
out all right, if I do say so myself.

Avatar: Aw... Well I'm glad you managed to find a way to do what you love.

Kiragi: It was so fun back then, even when I didn't catch anything. 
Everything was so fresh and exciting. I snuck out every day to go for a hike!

Avatar: Heehee. I'm pretty impressed, Kiragi.

Kiragi: Huh? Why's that?

Avatar: You know how I said I was kept inside my entire childhood? Well, I 
longed to see more of the outside world, just like you did. But I never 
really managed to get away with escaping. Not for lack of trying.

Kiragi: Aren't you out now, though?

Avatar: Well, yes, but through no virtue of my own. That's why I think it's 
so impressive that you managed to follow your dreams. You got out due to your 
strength and determination. That's inspiring.

Kiragi: Heehee. Aw, stop. You're making me blush! Well, if you'd like, I'll 
teach you everything I know about hunting. Just ask!

Avatar: Heehee. OK! I'll keep that in mind. 
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Kiragi A

Avatar: Hello, Kiragi. About to go hunting again?

Kiragi: Nope! I actually just got back!

Avatar: Oh, then could I borrow you for a second? I wanted to talk to you 
about something.

Kiragi: Um, sure. What's up?

Avatar: Remember how you told me you hate people treating you like a prince? 
I don't think you really need to worry about it as much as you think.

Kiragi: Huh?

Avatar: If I understand you correctly, what really bothers you isn't all the 
conventions. You're worried that others will not see the real you behind "the 
prince."

Kiragi: Huh?

Avatar: What I mean is...I don't think you're that bothered by fancy talk or 
special clothing. I think you're afraid people will think you're weak or 
uninformed because you're royal. You just want people to acknowledge you for 
yourself and not your title. But the thing is...I think everyone already does 
that.

Kiragi: Why do you say that? I told you about my caretakers, right?

Avatar: I don't think they were really all that worried about the kingdom. 
They were worried about you. You were their charge. They didn't want you 
hurt. The people I grew up around...they all loved me, and not because I was 
a princess. I'm sure it's the same for those who took care of you.

Kiragi: Avatar... You're probably right, you know? But...I didn't realize it 
at the time. And I don't think I left on good terms.

Avatar: I'm sure they understand that you had your reasons.

Kiragi: Yeah, maybe... Thanks for taking the time to chat with me, Avatar. 
Heh. I feel like a huge weight's been lifted off my shoulders. Almost makes 
me miss the Deeprealms a little bit. Maybe I should write my caretakers a 
letter sometime...

Avatar: What was it like there?

Kiragi: Oh, it was incredible! We were surrounded by nature on all sides! It 
was the perfect place for a natural-born hunter to grow up! When this war is 
over...I wanna go back there, I think. We should go together.

Avatar: Haha. Very well. But only if you promise to introduce me to everyone 
you grew up with! Deal?

Kiragi: Haha. Deal! 
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Kiragi S

Kiragi: Avatar!

Avatar: Hey, Kiragi. What's wrong? You look like you've been chased by a 
dragon.

Kiragi: *pant...pant...pant* I just realized...something and wanted...to tell 
you...right away...so I ran to see you! I was on...that mountain...over 
there...so it was a bit...of a trek!

Avatar: Huh?! But...that mountain must be 10 miles away! Please tell me you 
took some breaks!

Kiragi: Enough-*pant*-about that-*gulp*- This is important. Do you have some 
time?

Avatar: Of course. What did you want to discuss?

Kiragi: I just... I realized that I have the most fun when I'm with you!

Avatar: And you ran all this way to tell me that?

Kiragi: Yes! Er, well, no! See, lately, I just don't have fun when I go 
hunting by myself. Even if I catch something, I'm not happy. Even if it's 
big!

Avatar: O-OK...

Kiragi: But, when I go with you, I have fun even if we don't catch a thing! 
The time just flies by when we talk! So, I guess what I'm trying to say is... 
I think I'm in love with you, Avatar!

Avatar: Wh-what? Come again?

Kiragi: I love you! I love you! I love you more than anyone! So...would you 
want to...um...be together?

Avatar: Kiragi...

Kiragi: I-is that a no?

Avatar: No, Kiragi...I love you too. You're the kindest, sincerest, most 
easygoing person I've ever known. I'm so lucky to have met you!

Kiragi: Then, you mean-

Avatar: Yes. My answer is yes!

Kiragi: You mean it?! HOORAY! WOOHOO! Aw yeah! Yeah yeah yeah! I don't think 
I could possibly be happier!

Avatar: Heehee! I didn't expect you to be so happy!

Kiragi: Why wouldn't I be? My favorite person in the whole world loves me 
back! Hey...Avatar. Wanna go hunting?

Avatar: Huh? Right now?

Kiragi: Yeah! Don't you think it's a fitting way for us to celebrate today? 
It was hunting that brought us together, after all! Come on! Let's go!

Avatar: K-Kiragi! Kiragi? How can he be so fast?! Kiragi! Wait for meeeeee!!

(Live2D Confession)
Kiragi: Guess I'm not the only archer around here-you got me right through 
the heart, you know. And I couldn't be happier. 
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A2. Asugi C

Avatar: *pant pant* Oh, Asugi! C-could I get your help?

Asugi: Hey there, Boss. What's wrong? You seem a little out of breath.

Avatar: We've been rai- Did you just call me "Boss"? That's not 
as...imaginative as your other nicknames.

Asugi: I know, I know. I WAS thinking "Bubbles," but something about it just 
didn't sit right. I've been having trouble coming up with good nicknames 
these days... Anyways, what'd you need?

Avatar: We've been raided!

Asugi: Raided? I didn't hear anything.

Avatar: I mean our food! Someone managed to break into the mess's storage 
room!

Asugi: ...Isn't there a watch assigned to that room round the clock?

Avatar: Yes! And they didn't see anything! Which is why this is such a 
problem! We have no idea how they got in! Which means it could happen again.

Asugi: I see...

Avatar: Asugi, do you have any idea how this might have happened?

Asugi: ...Nope. Nah. Not a one. Mm-mm. No, ma'am.

Avatar: Um...OK. Suspicious answers aside, if you think of something, please, 
come to me. I'll be heading the investigation personally. This is too 
important to delegate. If they hit our food again, they may take far, far 
more. And if we don't have food, we don't have an army.

Asugi: Yes'm. I'll keep my peepers peeping. Now, if you'll be so kind, I'll 
take my leave. I have some affairs to see to.
(Asugi leaves)

Avatar: Hm... ...No, it couldn't be. Asugi wouldn't lie to me. I should get 
back to my investigation. 
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Asugi B

Avatar: *pant pant* Asugi!

Asugi: Out of breath again? Let me guess...

Avatar: Yes. Those thieves hit our food supply again.

Asugi: I see.

Avatar: I swear I will catch the dastards that did this and bring them to 
justice! If this keeps up, I shudder to think what will happen to us. 
Thankfully, they've only managed to get away with a trivial amount of food so 
far...

Asugi: You've a right to be angry, I s'pose.

Avatar: Huh?

Asugi: Stealing is a crime, after all. It's not right, taking from others for 
one's own gain. But, then, how many people steal food out of selfishness?

Avatar: ...What do you mean?

Asugi: I mean that there can be good reasons for stealing. See, this may be 
hard to believe, but not everyone who's poor deserves to be so. And nobles 
have more wealth than they can shake a candy cane at. The world could use 
some...rebalancing now and then. That's why we have noble thieves-to take 
from the rich and give to the poor.

Avatar: But how are we supposed to prevent chaos if we just let people steal? 
What did the nobles do to deserve to lose their property?

Asugi: *snort* What did they do to earn it? A little chaos can be a good 
thing. Besides, you'll find that the poor aren't greedy. They take what they 
need. Like you said, only a small amount of food was missing from our stores.

Avatar: I...I mean, that's true, I guess...

Asugi: Anyway. That's all. Catch you later, Boss.

Avatar: Asugi! Wait!

Asugi: Yes'm?

Avatar: Um...I apologize in advance, but I must ask. Did you...?

Asugi: You think I stole it? Heh. Can't say I blame you after that little 
speech. Don't worry, though. Wasn't me. But everything'll be clear soon 
enough.
(Asugi leaves)

Avatar: Hm... 
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Asugi A

Avatar: Asugi! Is it true?! Were you the one that caught the thieves?!

Asugi: Damn it. Who ratted?

Avatar: It never even occurred to me that they would be children. How did 
they even get in?

Asugi: There was a hole in the back, hidden behind a mound of dirt.

Avatar: If you knew this, why didn't you say anything about it? This is a 
major security risk! What if someone else had found it?!

Asugi: The hole is tiny. Barely big enough for a hound. It was pretty clear 
no adult could get through it, and there's no other way in. Besides, it's 
pretty much always children who steal food. Especially in that amount.

Avatar: Huh?

Asugi: Adults always go after money. They understand they need more than 
food. But kids are more straightforward. They follow their stomachs. Anyways, 
I don't want to make a big deal out of this. For their sake. You're not going 
to help them much by giving them anything. These kids have parents. Which 
means anything you give the kids ain't theirs.

Avatar: And you don't think the parents would do the right thing...

Asugi: I visited them. They're not the virtuous type. It's hard to be 
virtuous and poor. I did arrange something with the local grocer, though. 
Heard he was trustworthy. He agreed to look out for them as well as he could. 
Make sure they weren't hungry. And I got the kids to promise they wouldn't 
steal so long as they were fed. Hope one of them takes it to heart.

Avatar: Y-you did all that?

Asugi: Eh? Sure. Why not? Didn't have anything better to do.

Avatar: I guess I just...didn't expect it of you.

Asugi: Heh. Glad to know I inspire such raw, trusting admiration.

Avatar: Er, not that I ever had a bad opinion of you. I think I 
just...misunderstood you. You've taught me some important things, Asugi. We 
need to keep in mind the people we're supposedly trying to do this for. 
Without them, all our efforts amount to little more than another power 
struggle. Even if we don't see them, we must always keep them in mind.

Asugi: Guess you're not so naive after all, Boss. Well, if something else 
comes up, let me know. Later.
(Asugi leaves)

Avatar: Thank you, Asugi. 
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Asugi S

Avatar: Asuuuugiiiii.

Asugi: Hey, you. Need something?

Avatar: You went to check in on the kids who were stealing from us, didn't 
you?

Asugi: What? I don't- You got spies on me or something? I could have sworn I 
wasn't being followed.

Avatar: A little bird told me. I guess this explains all the baking you've 
been doing lately. I figured your sweet tooth was acting up, but it looks 
like it was just your heart! Haha. You should be proud, Asugi. It's a good 
thing you did.

Asugi: Oh, cram it. Anybody'd do the same. Who doesn't like to look after 
kids?

Avatar: Plenty of people. You're much kinder than you let on. Speaking of 
which...I wanted to apologize. For suspecting you were the food thief. It's 
just...it seemed so obvious. You had the skills and the knowledge. And you've 
got an insatiable appetite for desserts... I couldn't help but suspect...

Asugi: Yeah, I know. You're pretty easy to read. Most earnest, naive types 
are. But I like that about you. It's what makes you admirable.

Avatar: Thank...you? But, really, I must apologize for thinking you had 
anything to do with it.

Asugi: I'd be real annoyed if it were anyone else, but I think I can let it 
slide this once. But only because it's you.

Avatar: Huh? Why?

Asugi: Heh. Guess I gotta come clean. I fancy you, Boss.

Avatar: What?! A-Asugi!

Asugi: Haha. Don't sound so pleased.

Avatar: No, I didn't mean... I meant... That makes me very happy, Asugi. I 
"fancy" you too.

Asugi: Huh?

Avatar: You didn't notice? Who'd you think's been leaving all of those candy 
apples in your quarters?

Asugi: Th-that was you?

Avatar: Yes. I wanted to pay you back for what you did for those kids. And, 
well, we all love giving presents to the object of our secret affections. 
You're so kind, Asugi. I think it's very... admirable.

Asugi: W-would you quit saying the "k" word?!

Avatar: Heehee! You're so cute when you're embarrassed.

Asugi: G-ghh... Whatever... But...I am glad we feel the same way about each 
other.

Avatar: As am I. I think this might just be the start of a beautiful life 
together, Asugi.

Asugi: Me too, Avatar. This life and the next one, too.

(Live2D Confession)
Asugi: You're sweeter than sweets, my sweet. Let's celebrate our delicious 
love with a giant wedding cake! I'm serious. Biggest. Cake. EVER. 
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A2. Hisame C

Hisame: *crunch* *crunch* Mmm...perfection. Yet again.

Avatar: Hello, Hisame. What are you eating?

Hisame: Avatar?! What are you doing here? You surprised me!

Avatar: I'm sorry! It just looked like you were having a little snack. I was 
going to see if you'd be willing to share. But now that I see you're just 
eating raw veggies...I'll be on my way.

Hisame: Raw veggies? Please tell me you're joking. Are you completely 
ignorant of the fine art known as pickling?

Avatar: I...I suppose I must be. What's pickling?

Hisame: Gods. OK, deep breath, Hisame. Pickling is the time-honored art of 
preserving vegetables. You essentially brine the vegetables in a broth of 
vinegar and salt.

Avatar: Ah, so you preserve them by making them taste even more repellent?

Hisame: What a dark and desolate life you've lived in the absence of pickles. 
Listen, I'm going to give you a pickle, and you are going to eat it. You do 
not have a choice in this matter.

Avatar: All right. Here goes nothing. *crunch* *crunch* Hey, that's not bad!

Hisame: You see?

Avatar: I do. I'm afraid I'll need another bite. And you're going to have to 
tell me where you got these.

Hisame: Oh ho! I made them myself, of course. I've perfected the recipe over 
many years.

Avatar: Wow. So while other children were out playing, you were making 
pickles?

Hisame: Yes. Much to the dismay of my father, I might add. But never mind 
that. Now that you're hooked, we must expand your palate. Shall I stop by 
with some new varieties for you to try later?

Avatar: I'd love that! Thank you!

Hisame: You're welcome. I'm just pleased to have made another pickle pal.

Avatar: Do we have to call it that? 
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Hisame B

Hisame: Good day, Avatar. I've come bearing pickles, as promised.

Avatar: Mmm, I can't wait to try them.

Hisame: Well, I hope you have a strong appetite. I've brought three varieties 
today.

Avatar: This does look like a lot of food. I hope you didn't go to too much 
trouble...

Hisame: It was nothing. I pickle constantly in my spare time.

Avatar: *crunch* *crunch* I mean, these are delicious, but how did you come 
to be so dedicated to pickling?

Hisame: Well, you know how some people rebel against their parents? Staying 
out late? Wearing silly clothing? Breaking the rules? I made pickles because 
my father hated them.

Avatar: Oh. I'm sorry to hear that.

Hisame: It's OK. Ancient history. However, I will say that one of my life's 
goals is to make a pickle so good... ...that my father will actually eat it.

Avatar: Well. If these pickles aren't good enough, it seems you have a long 
road ahead.

Hisame: Perhaps. But in the meantime, I will surely get to enjoy many a 
delicious pickle.

Avatar: Well, good luck. And thank you again for the delicious pickles.

Hisame: You're welcome. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must stir my latest test 
batch.
(Hisame leaves)

Avatar: The man sure loves his pickles... 
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Hisame A

Avatar: Hello, Hisame! Thanks again for all those pickles the other day. 
How's your latest batch coming along?

Hisame: Ah, Avatar! They're coming along quite nicely. Thanks for asking. I 
wonder if you're ready to take the next step... Would you like to learn how 
to make your own pickles?

Avatar: Really? You'd teach me? I guess I assumed that your recipe would be a 
closely guarded secret.

Hisame: Nothing of the sort. One of my goals is to popularize pickle 
consumption. So, of course, I'm always happy to share.

Avatar: Great! It's funny; I never thought I'd be getting this excited over 
something like pickles.

Hisame: And I never thought I'd be able to converse so freely with a 
beautiful woman. I mean, uh...

Avatar: Um, what?

Hisame: Sorry...that was awkward. But that's exactly what I meant. Unless I'm 
talking about pickles, I tend to get flustered around women.

Avatar: Well, I never would have guessed. You seem perfectly at ease to me.

Hisame: Well, as long as we keep this relationship strictly pickle-platonic, 
I should be fine. So, to that end, I believe we were discussing you learning 
how to pickle.

Avatar: Yes, that's right. What do I need?

Hisame: You will need only the basics. A few jars, a few ingredients, and my 
knowledge. Come! Pickle paradise awaits!

Avatar: Pickle paradise? I can't imagine why you'd have a hard time talking 
to women... 
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Hisame S

Avatar: Hey, Hisame! Check out my first batch of pickles!

Hisame: Ah, very nice. Very fragrant, and... *crunch* the texture is sublime.

Avatar: You really think they're good?

Hisame: Oh, yes. It took me years to achieve results this good. I can't 
believe it's your first batch.

Avatar: Aww, thank you. I couldn't have done it without your help.

Hisame: Well, your success is encouraging. It has encouraged me, in fact.

Avatar: Oh? How so?

Hisame: This may get awkward. Please brace yourself... But I've found that I 
can't stop thinking about you, Avatar. Even when I'm mixing my pickle brine, 
my thoughts drift to you. Is it strange that pickles should have brought us 
together like this? Am I totally off base? Have I gone too far? 
You're...you're not saying anything. Oh, gods, what have I done?

Avatar: Hisame...relax. Take a deep breath.

Hisame: *huff* *huff* Avatar...will you go out with me?

Avatar: Yes.

Hisame: You mean it?

Avatar: Yes! Hisame, I've been falling for you since the day we met. I don't 
care that it took the power of pickles to bring us together.

Hisame: I can't tell you how happy this makes me. Just think...we could grow 
old together. We could be that old couple at the park that always smells like 
pickles.

Avatar: Look, I like pickles, but THAT is too far. Let's just take this one 
step at a time.

Hisame: You're right, Avatar. I'm sorry. We're still pickle partners, though, 
right?

Avatar: Yes. Let's just try to think of a new name for it sooner rather than 
later...

(Live2D Confession)
Hisame: Our love is stronger than the world's most pungent pickle. Won't you 
dive into the brine with me? 
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A2. Siegbert C

Avatar: Siegbert, I see you reading that book all the time. What is it?

Siegbert: Hello, Avatar. It's a collection of paintings by one of my favorite 
artists.

Avatar: Oh really? May I take a look? A wheat field at harvest time... A calm 
ocean... You're a fan of scenery paintings, I take it?

Siegbert: I am, though I like most all paintings, really. I tend to take to 
looking at these paintings in particular after a long battle. 
They're...calming, somehow. They help me to relax.

Avatar: I think I can see why.

Siegbert: You're more than welcome to borrow the book, if you'd like.

Avatar: That'd be wonderful! Are you sure you won't miss it?

Siegbert: Not at all-I have a decent collection of others that I can look at 
in the meantime.

Avatar: Then I'll take you up on your kind offer. Thank you!

Siegbert: The pleasure is all mine.

Avatar: This does have me wondering, though... Do you ever paint your own 
paintings?

Siegbert: It's...just a hobby. Growing up, I received instruction in all of 
the various arts.

Avatar: Talented with a brush and a sword... You're definitely Xander's son.

Siegbert: My father did make sure that my tutors covered a wide range of 
subjects. I do my best to show him that I appreciate the balanced education.

Avatar: You have nothing to worry about there, Siegbert.

Siegbert: Thank you, Avatar. 
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Siegbert B

Siegbert: Hrmmm...

Avatar: Ah, Siegbert! There you are. I wanted to return the book I borrowed 
the other day.

Siegbert: Oh! How did you like it?

Avatar: It was lovely! Each picture was prettier than the last.

Siegbert: If you liked that one, I'm sure you'll enjoy some of the others I 
have. I'll bring them by sometime.

Avatar: Thank you! I'd love to see them.

Siegbert: ...

Avatar: Is something wrong, Siegbert? You seem to be a bit preoccupied.

Siegbert: Ah, I apologize. I've just found myself consumed by some things 
lately.

Avatar: You know that I'm always available to talk, if you need to.

Siegbert: That's very kind of you... Perhaps I could take you up on that 
offer? Right now?

Avatar: Certainly!

Siegbert: Do you think I am of any use here?

Avatar: What do you mean?

Siegbert: I'm worried that I am not living up to my potential, as my father's 
son. On second thought, forget I said anything. I won't fix anything by 
whining. Any time I spend worrying would be much better used working toward a 
solution. I'm sure that's what my father does, so I should follow his 
example...

Avatar: Siegbert, sometimes it's good to stop and worry for a little bit.

Siegbert: But I'm sure my father never lets his issues slow him down...

Avatar: Knowing Xander, that could very well be true, but... You are not your 
father, Siegbert. You don't have to be exactly like him. Why not take time to 
worry over things?

Siegbert: Are you sure?

Avatar: I'm positive.

Siegbert: Thank you. It's...comforting to hear someone say that. This is the 
first time I've ever talked about my worries with anyone. There's something 
about you that makes it easier, Avatar. I'm glad we met. 
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Siegbert A

Siegbert: Pardon me, Avatar. Could I have a moment of your time?

Avatar: Sure. What do you need?

Siegbert: Well... Hah, this is requiring a bit more courage than I thought...

Avatar: The way you say that makes me worry...

Siegbert: I'm sorry! I didn't mean to! *whew* All right. You just...have to 
promise me you won't laugh.

Avatar: Now why would I ever laugh at you, Siegbert?

Siegbert: I don't know, Avatar! I'm not used to showing weakness in front of 
others... I wanted to...show you this...

Avatar: A...picture? It certainly has a lot of character. Is this something 
you drew yourself?

Siegbert: ...Yes. But I'm a little ashamed with how it turned out. I thought 
though, since you enjoyed the book I shared with you... You might like to see 
one of my drawings, sort of inspired by it.

Avatar: This is everyone sitting around a bonfire, right? I think it's pretty 
charming, really.

Siegbert: Do you really?! I feel like I can't draw the way I really want to 
yet...

Avatar: Just looking at this picture, I can feel warm feelings bubbling up 
inside me.

Siegbert: You're too kind, Avatar. Thank you. Talking to you really helps, 
you know? I already feel like it's not such a bad thing to show my weaknesses 
to other people. I've been very focused on living up to my father's 
greatness. Knowing that I'll be king someday, I want to do everything to make 
Father proud.

Avatar: Siegbert...

Siegbert: But I realize, just like you said, that I don't need to be like 
him. Your words have really lifted my spirits. So, even though it's a very 
early picture... I wanted you to see what I can do. I wanted you to see me as 
I am.

Avatar: Thank you.

Siegbert: Avatar, I hope that I can continue to be vulnerable with you. I 
would really appreciate it.

Avatar: Of course. I'm here for you, Siegbert, in any way you need me.

Siegbert: Thanks. 
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Siegbert S

Avatar: Oh, hello there, Siegbert! Are you drawing?

Siegbert: What the-! Avatar?!

Avatar: I'm sorry! I didn't mean to scare you.

Siegbert: Oh, no! It's OK, you didn't scare me. At least, not too much! It's 
just...you either have the best or the worst possible timing. I'm not sure...

Avatar: What do you mean? Is everything all right?

Siegbert: Oh, everything's perfect! Don't mind me!

Avatar: Wait... Is that a picture of me you've got there?

Siegbert: Y-yeah, it is... I just finished it, actually.

Avatar: Awww, you drew us holding hands.

Siegbert: I was trying to decide when the best time to give it to you would 
be. It seems like Fate decided for me, though!

Avatar: Oh, you drew this for me?

Siegbert: Yes. Will you accept it?

Avatar: Of course!

Siegbert: I've named this drawing, too.

Avatar: You've already given it a title? What is it?

Siegbert: It's called..."Stronger Together." You know, Avatar, I actually 
drew this because of something I wanted to ask you. I see how much you've 
made me a better person, and...I want us to be together.

Avatar: What?!

Siegbert: Avatar, I want to be by your side, holding your hand just like in 
this picture. That's what I kept in mind as I drew this.

Avatar: Oh, Siegbert...

Siegbert: I...I love you with all my heart!

Avatar: Oh!

Siegbert: Just like in this picture, I think we can make each other stronger 
in real life. What do you say?

Avatar: Hmm... This picture... There's one small thing missing. Can I borrow 
your pencil?

Siegbert: Of course.

Avatar: I'm just going to add a little bit to this picture. Here...and 
here...and this...

Siegbert: Now we're...surrounded by smiling stick figures?

Avatar: I'm not great at drawing people. But I want a relationship where 
everyone around us is happy, too. Not just us.

Siegbert: Oh, Avatar! If that's your only concern, then consider it done!

Avatar: That's a promise now, Siegbert. I'll hold you to it!

Siegbert: Of course. I'd never break my word.

(Live2D Confession)
Siegbert: I'm still full of shortcomings, but someday, I promise I'll be a 
man who deserves your company. I can do anything if it's for you, my love. 
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A2. Forrest C

Avatar: Working on something, Forrest?

Forrest: Good day, Avatar. I'm putting the final touches on embroidering this 
dress. Here...the last rose is complete. Go on- see for yourself. It's a 
little more effort, but these fine details can absolutely transform a work.

Avatar: You're right-it's exquisite. I'd rank it with the finest needlework 
I've seen.

Forrest: Oh, you flatter me. Anybody with a spool of thread and some time 
could do this much. Though if you like it, I could embroider a few cute 
embellishments on your outfits.

Avatar: Hmmm...that's a very tempting offer. Forgive me for saying so, but 
it's hard to see you as anything but a young lady.

Forrest: Is that strange to you? I can't imagine myself any other way. Ever 
since I was small, I've worn the clothes that enchanted me most.

Avatar: It's not strange at all. I admire your boldness in expressing 
yourself.

Forrest: Is that really and truly how you feel?

Avatar: I promise. Objectively speaking, you look amazing in that outfit.

Forrest: You're very kind, Avatar. Hmm, come to think of it... Would you 
object if I sewed you a new dress? Not that there's anything wrong with what 
you're wearing now, but... I think you would look very chic in a frilled 
skirt!

Avatar: I'd love that! I'm not as sure as you that I'd wear it well, but... 
if you have the time, I'd be honored to own one of your creations. 
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Forrest B

Avatar: Headed out, Forrest?

Forrest: Yes, I was making a trip into town to stock up on fabrics.

Avatar: Glad I caught you, because I need to do some shopping, too. Want to 
go together?

Forrest: Together? As in...both of us? You and me?

Avatar: Is there another meaning I'm unfamiliar with...?

Forrest: N-no, it's just...well, I'd be delighted to have your company, 
but... I don't want to stir up any commotion.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Forrest: Well, it shouldn't be a problem, I suppose. As long as I don't open 
my mouth, people will just assume I'm a girl. I wouldn't want you to be 
embarrassed when folks discover I'm a boy.

Avatar: I'm not worried about what anyone thinks.

Forrest: ...Well, I appreciate that. But might I get your honest opinion?

Avatar: Always.

Forrest: I've always dressed however I feel, and back home people respected 
that. Here I find that's not always the case, and my clothing makes it harder 
to fit in.

Avatar: Hmm. You do dress ostentatiously, for a man or a woman, but... some 
people simply grew up sheltered and have trouble with the unfamiliar.

Forrest: Yes. It doesn't happen everywhere, but I catch people staring 
sometimes. And once I've noticed, I wonder what other judgments they make. 
Who else they hurt.

Avatar: I wish I could say you're just overthinking things, but...I know it's 
not that simple. Even if you're comfortable with yourself, the world around 
you may need to grow.

Forrest: Quite...

Avatar: But.

Forrest: Hmm?

Avatar: However anyone else reacts, I want you to know that we will accept 
you as you are. Hold to that, when things seem uncertain.

Forrest: Thank you, Avatar.

Avatar: Now, are you ready to shop?

Forrest: Lead the way! 
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Forrest A

Forrest: Avatar...

Avatar: Hello, Forrest. What's on your mind?

Forrest: I have a gift for you, if it's something you would want. Here...

Avatar: Huh...an angel patch?

Forrest: Yes! I sewed it myself. It's a little touch of Forrest you can add 
to whatever you like. You've been kind enough to go on outings with me, 
regardless of what people think... I wanted to show you how much I 
appreciated that.

Avatar: Thank you, Forrest. I'll take good care of it. The threadwork is so 
detailed. Not that I'd expect any less from our master tailor.

Forrest: Heehee...you're too kind. I could do more in this vein for you, if 
you'd like.

Avatar: Really?

Forrest: Yes. A sleek fox or a fluffy rabbit... Maybe a moon encircled by 
stars. Oh, or! Remember how I offered to make you a frilly dress? What might 
be even better is if I made one covered in darling patches. Not too cloying, 
though... Maybe a six-gore skirt without the ruffles would do well. Ahh, I 
can picture it now! And I'm picturing it looking adorable on you, Avatar. 
What do you say?

Avatar: Y-you're sure about this?

Forrest: Yes! I guarantee it!

Avatar: If you're sure, then...why not? I'm game.

Forrest: You won't regret this!

Avatar: Haha...you get this sparkle in your eyes whenever the subject of 
clothing comes up.

Forrest: I simply can't help myself! You know I'm not ashamed of the way I 
dress, Avatar. And I feel I should show that confidence and pride in public. 
The only way the world will grow more tolerant is to see people like me. 
...See us living, loving, and being both our unique selves and quite 
ordinary. When we're not invisible, we can become part of the pattern-woven 
into the fabric.

Avatar: Well said, Forrest. Your passion makes you so vibrant and full of 
life. I think you're at least as splendid as any of your creations.

Forrest: Why, thank you, Avatar! 
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Forrest S

Forrest: Avatar! Be a dear and try this on, when you have a spare moment.

Avatar: A hairpin? Did you make this too?

Forrest: I have talents in more than needlework, you see. It was made just 
for you. Ah...just as I'd hoped, it brings out your eyes magnificently. I 
made a matching necklace, if you wouldn't mind trying this on as well.

Avatar: Go right ahead.

Forrest: Why, it looks perfect on you!

Avatar: Haha, thank you. But you didn't have to do all this for me... That 
lovely dress with all the patches was enough for me.

Forrest: That was something of a test run for what I really wanted to put 
together. There's another dress for you in this bag. I...I put everything I 
had into this one.

Avatar: Hmm? O-OK... Good heavens! Is...is this...a wedding dress?!

Forrest: I think you'd look wonderful walking down the aisle in it. Will you 
marry me, Avatar?

Avatar: Come again?!

Forrest: The hairpin, necklace, and dress are all part of a wedding ensemble. 
I love you more than anyone else in the entire world. I can't imagine anyone 
else loving you as much as I do. Won't you please be my very own princess?

Avatar: Forrest...

Forrest: I crafted a ring for you as well. Will you accept it...?

Avatar: ...

Forrest: Your silence says everything. I suppose you can't see yourself with 
a man like me...

Avatar: Don't be so sure. Granted, you look to me like a young lady on the 
outside, which isn't usually my type.

Forrest: But?

Avatar: But you have a noble heart. Your passion, drive, and consideration 
for others... I couldn't ask for anything more in a man.

Forrest: Then...that means...

Avatar: I accept your dress, your ring, your necklace. I accept your 
proposal. I accept you, Forrest, in every way.

Forrest: Avatar! Thank you, thank you... I swear I'll make you happy!

Avatar: I hope I can do the same for you.

Forrest: Gracious me, I haven't a moment to lose. I must set to work on 
another dress!

Avatar: What's wrong with this one? Didn't we just establish it looks fine on 
me?

Forrest: Yours is taken care of, yes. But I still need to make one for 
myself!

Avatar: Hmph. You're going to look better than me at my own wedding, aren't 
you.

Forrest: Wouldn't it be stranger if I didn't?

Avatar: ...Good point. It's part of what I find so charming about you. Then 
shall we both wear your fashions as we swear our love to each other?

Forrest: Gladly!

(Live2D Confession)
Forrest: I love you for you who are. As I know you love me. What a lovely 
pair we make. May love always triumph over ignorance. 
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A2. Percy C

Percy: Hyah! Wha-bammy! Take that!

Avatar: Hello, Percy. Boning up on your axe skills?

Percy: Yep!

Avatar: Your devotion to your training is very admirable. Do you ever take a 
day off?

Percy: Nope! I want to be a great knight like my dad as soon as possible. If 
I'm gonna do that, I hafta practice every day, right? Oh! I just had an idea. 
Maybe you could help me train! Whaddaya say?

Avatar: Of course! I'd be delighted to help you.

Percy: Woohoo! OK, then grab a sword and let's duke it out! The first to 
score four points wins!

Avatar: All right. I won't go easy on you though.

Percy: I wouldn't ask for anything less!

Avatar: En garde! Hey...wait a minute. Those clouds sure are coming in quick. 
Why is the sky green...? Oh no. Percy! Quick! We have to take cover!

Percy: *plonk* Take that!

Avatar: Huh?

Percy: *kabonk* Aaaand that! And this! *plink-plonk* Wow. I won...against 
Avatar... I'M A CHAMPIONNNNNNN!

Avatar: OK, yeah, sure, but forget about that! We need to seek shelter 
before- Before... Huh. The tornado disappeared. What just happened?

Percy: OK, round two! ReadysetGO! *kabonk*

Avatar: Percy! Cut it out! 
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Percy B

Percy: Hi, Avatar.

Avatar: Percy? What's wrong? You're looking a bit glum. Don't you normally 
practice your blade work this time of day?

Percy: Yeah. But I'm not even gonna bother practicing anymore. Even if I 
don't practice, I always win anyways.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Percy: I mean I always win because I'm just really, really lucky. You saw it 
yourself, remember? Like when we fought the other day.

Avatar: Wait, you mean the tornado that distracted me and went away?

Percy: Yeah! And it gave me the perfect chance I needed to win. That's 
exactly the sort of thing I mean. Stuff like that always happens when I spar. 
The second I'm about to lose, the blade of their sword snaps. Or a mole pops 
out of the ground and they trip! Or a sinkhole swallows them up. That's how I 
always win. By luck. Not skill.

Avatar: So that's it? You're just gonna stop practicing?

Percy: Can you blame me?! No matter how much I try, it's pointless. No one 
will ever acknowledge my skills. They'll just blame it all on luck. And the 
worst part is that they'll be right.

Avatar: Tell me again what you want to be someday.

Percy: Huh? I want to be a great knight like my dad.

Avatar: What is it about your dad that makes you think he's a great knight?

Percy: He's super determined, and he'll fight with all he's got to overcome 
any obstacle!

Avatar: And do you think you could be like that if you didn't train and work 
hard?

Percy: ...No, I guess not. That stuff comes from the inside.

Avatar: Exactly.

Percy: Thanks, Avatar. I guess I'll keep training after all. I'll practice 
lots and lots and work hard each day. And someday, I'll show everyone that I 
can be a great knight too! I promise!

Avatar: I believe in you, Percy. I think you'll be a legend someday. 
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Percy A

Percy: Hah! Ahhhh! GAAAAAAH!

Avatar: Percy! I see you're back to practicing again.

Percy: Mhm! Can't become a gallant knight relying on luck alone!

Avatar: Got that right! Would you like to train with me again today?

Percy: Sure! That'd be great!

Avatar: All right! I won't lose this time!

Percy: Time to show off the results of my training! HYAH! Take that!

Avatar: Ack! You're stronger than I'd thought! But I'm just getting started! 
Take this! Hm? What's...that? BIRDS! Biiiirds! They're coming right at us! 
There must be hundreds of them!

Percy: Hey! Eyes on me!

Avatar: I-I know, but- GAH! And now cats?! Where did they even come from?! 
They're...they're tickling my feet. I can't move!

Percy: Take that! *kabonk*

Avatar: Towels! I'm drowning in towels! NO! Not locusts! AGGHH! Why 
beeeeeees! Wha-my cape! It's wrapped around me! I'm gonna trip- GAHHHHH!

Percy: You're wide open! *thwack*

Avatar: Aww. I lost again...

Percy: I won! I won! Woohoo! Though...I probably had some help from my good 
luck again.

Avatar: W-well, they DO say luck is just another skill, right? But I have to 
say, that first blow you landed was masterful. I believe you've improved.

Percy: You mean it?! For real?

Avatar: I mean it. You've definitely improved.

Percy: Wow! Thanks, Avatar! I hope you'll keep training with me!

Avatar: Of course. I'd be delighted! 
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Percy S

Percy: Avatar!

Avatar: Hello, Percy. What's wrong? You look out of breath.

Percy: Um...well... I was hoping you'd take this!

Avatar: Is that a toy ring?

Percy: Yep, it's the best I can do right now, but maybe someday I can get you 
a better one. I just really wanted to get something for you. W-WAH!
(Percy falls)

Avatar: Percy! Are you OK?!

Percy: Whoops! I fell! Sorry! Hey, wait. Where's my ring?

Avatar: I think that bird just grabbed it and flew over there.

Percy: What?! No! Give it back! Give it back! Oh! Hooray! It dropped it! Er. 
Wait. This isn't the ring I had. Oh wow! It's a real ring! Score!

Avatar: You really are the luckiest guy in the world.

Percy: OK, now hold out your hand! Ta-da! It's yours now!

Avatar: Thank you very much for the gift, but what's the occasion?

Percy: Oh! Right! Um, I just wanted to tell you I like you a lot, Avatar!

Avatar: What?!

Percy: I always suspected I was the luckiest person in the world, but now I 
know it! After all, I got to meet you! So, how do you feel about me? Will you 
go out with me?

Avatar: I don't think you're the luckiest person in the world.

Percy: Huh?

Avatar: That honor is mine. I'm certain. To have someone like you care so 
deeply for me...

Percy: You mean-

Avatar: Of course. I'll be yours if you'll have me, Percy.

Percy: WOOHOO! Yay! Yeah-hah!

Avatar: Teehee. How about we go on our first date right now?

Percy: Sounds good to me!

(Live2D Confession)
Percy: Oh, gosh, I really am lucky! I get to marry you AND ride a dragon 
every day! Can Ace sleep in our room? 
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A2. Ignatius C

Avatar: Hello, Ignatius. What are you looking at?

Ignatius: Hmm? Avatar? Sorry. I was just lost in thought.

Avatar: Oh. Well, sorry for interrupting you. Have a good day!

Ignatius: Wait.

Avatar: Hmm? What's wrong?

Ignatius: Look at that wall.

Avatar: What about it?

Ignatius: Don't you think that stain looks a bit like a creepy face?

Avatar: I suppose so, now that you mention it. It's just a water stain, 
though.

Ignatius: I'm sure you're right. A water stain. Of course. Pardon me.

Avatar: Pardon you for what?

Ignatius: I'm sure it's nothing...but would you mind terribly taking a closer 
look?

Avatar: At the wall? Why me? Can't you do it yourself?

Ignatius: I have, uh, some other things to attend to.

Avatar: Ignatius. Are you scared of that stain?

Ignatius: Don't be foolish! I'd never be scared of a mere stain. THAT, on the 
other hand, might be a demon trapped in the physical world. So, yeah, I'm a 
little bit scared of it.

Avatar: Riiiight. Well, I have some things to do, so I'll see you later, 
Ignatius.
(Avatar leaves)

Ignatius: *whimper* 
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Ignatius B

Ignatius: Hey, Avatar. Can I ask you a question? Is there anything that 
frightens you?

Avatar: Yes, of course. I'm frightened every time I go into battle. What 
about you, Ignatius? Please tell me you weren't REALLY scared of that wall.

Ignatius: Well... There are a few things that make me pretty uncomfortable.

Avatar: Supernatural things?

Ignatius: I don't believe in supernatural things. But, unfortunately, that 
hasn't stopped me from fearing them.

Avatar: I see. It's a bit unexpected coming from you.

Ignatius: Are you laughing at me?

Avatar: No, of course not. Fear is normal. Healthy, even. Fear can keep you 
alive in battle.

Ignatius: Well, I wish my fears were more rational. How do you face your 
fears, Avatar?

Avatar: Anytime I have to do something that frightens me... I think about the 
people who matter most in this world. When I remember what I'm fighting for, 
I feel a little braver.

Ignatius: Yes, that sounds great for real, rational fears. I'm not sure 
whether it'll work on ghosts and wiggly bugs, though.

Avatar: We'll never know unless we try it out. C'mon!

Ignatius: I don't like the sound of this. What do you have in mind?

Avatar: There are some ruins not far from here that are supposed to be 
haunted. Every night, the local villagers claim they can hear a voice-a woman 
sobbing. I'm sure it's just the wind, but why don't we go investigate?

Ignatius: Why don't we leave well enough alone? That sounds terrifying!

Avatar: But aren't you curious? Whoooo... WHOOOO! That's what it probably 
sounds like!

Ignatius: Please, Avatar, I can't take it! 
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Ignatius A

Avatar: Hello, Ignatius. Spending a little time staring down that demonic 
wall stain?

Ignatius: Yep.

Avatar: Does that mean you've conquered your fear of the supernatural?

Ignatius: I wouldn't say conquered, no. But I am working on it. I do know 
that this is just a stain. I've watched it long enough to be certain.

Avatar: That's great! Facing your fears isn't easy. How are you doing with 
ghosts and bugs?

Ignatius: I still don't like them very much. But, like I said, I'm working on 
it. There is something else that's been bothering me.

Avatar: Oh?

Ignatius: I think I can deal with my irrational fears. But you made me 
realize something. You spoke about how you think of your friends and family 
before battles... You said this gives you strength. I've found it terrifies 
me more than anything else!

Avatar: Oh, Ignatius...I didn't mean for my speech to have that effect.

Ignatius: It's not your fault. But I'm more scared than ever of losing a 
friend. Just think about it!

Avatar: I feel the same way, Ignatius. But this war isn't over. We don't know 
what will happen to any of us.

Ignatius: I know. And in a strange way, I feel stronger than I did before. I 
feel like I have the courage to protect the people who are important to me. 
Even if I have to sacrifice myself.

Avatar: Let's hope it never comes to that. But I'm glad to hear about your 
resolve. I think you're plenty brave, Ignatius.

Ignatius: Well, thank you, Avatar. Your friendship is what has made me 
stronger. 
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Ignatius S

Ignatius: Avatar...I need to speak with you.

Avatar: Ignatius? What is it?

Ignatius: *sigh*

Avatar: What's wrong? You've gone as white as a ghost. Er, perhaps I could 
have phrased that better.

Ignatius: Don't worry. This has nothing to do with ghosts.

Avatar: What, then?

Ignatius: I'm just...nervous.

Avatar: Ignatius, you have nothing to be nervous about. It's just me! Go on. 
What's on your mind?

Ignatius: Very well. Look at this.

Avatar: Um...your fist is completely clenched. I can't see what you're 
holding.

Ignatius: I see. Well, let me just open my fingers... HRRRRGH!

Avatar: Ignatius! Your hand is shaking! What are you holding? It's not...some 
strange bug, is it?

Ignatius: A bug? Where? Get it off! Get it off!

Avatar: Argh! Just open your hand already!

Ignatius: OK, here goes nothing...

Avatar: Oh! It's a ring. It's beautiful.

Ignatius: Avatar...will you marry me?

Avatar: Oh!

Ignatius: I promise to protect you until the end of my days. So, um, what do 
you say?

Avatar: Ignatius...

Ignatius: Um, could I get an answer at some point here? I think I'm close to 
passing out...

Avatar: You promise to protect me?

Ignatius: Yes, I promise.

Avatar: What if a ghost attacks me? Will you protect me then?

Ignatius: You're...you're joking, right? Because ghosts don't exist. But if 
they did, and one was attacking you... that ghost would not be long for this 
world. Er, I mean... You know what I mean.

Avatar: I do, Ignatius. I do.

Ignatius: Wait, you mean you know what I mean? Or you'll marry me?

Avatar: Both, of course!

(Live2D Confession)
Ignatius: I used to be afraid of commitment. And then I met you. 
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A2. Gunter C

Avatar: Ah, Gunter, there you are.

Gunter: Lady Avatar...

Avatar: I didn't see you around camp; I was starting to get worried.

Gunter: No need to worry. Old men like me just prefer to relax alone 
sometimes.

Avatar: I see...

Gunter: By the way, Lady Avatar...do you recognize this ball?

Avatar: Hm? Oh... Wait, I do! This is the ball we used to play catch with! 
This brings back memories...

Gunter: It's seen better days, but it's still in pretty good condition, don't 
you think?

Avatar: It really is; I'm impressed. I didn't realize that you'd kept it 
after all this time.

Gunter: I could never bring myself to throw it away. It's filled with too 
many memories. You know that I made this the same year I began serving you? 
We played so many games of catch with it.

Avatar: It really does stir up all those old memories.

Gunter: How does a round of catch sound to you? For old times' sake.

Avatar: I'd love to!

Gunter: Excellent. I have a few tasks to deal with today, but we'll play 
sometime soon?

Avatar: I look forward to it. 
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Gunter B

Avatar: Hey, Gunter! I'm here to play!

Gunter: Excellent. I just finished my warm-up exercises, too.

Avatar: I stretched before I came over, so we can get started right away. 
Hmmm... Do you think this is too close?

Gunter: We can probably start at about five paces and back up as we get 
going.

Avatar: Sounds good! So...here then!

Gunter: Perfect. Ready, Lady Avatar?

Avatar: I'm always ready!

Gunter: Then...catch!

Avatar: Ha, I got it! That was simple enough.

Gunter: Well done! I see you haven't lost your touch at all.

Avatar: Hah, or your throws are deliberately easy for me to catch!

Gunter: You mean unlike the ones you throw to me? I'm liable to pull 
something with how far I have to reach to catch them.

Avatar: Oh, you mean like...this?!

Gunter: Ouch, that was a fast throw! My hand actually stings from catching 
it.

Avatar: Faster than when I was little?

Gunter: By leaps and bounds, for sure. I wasn't certain I would be able to 
catch it. If you keep that up, I won't be able to play for long. Catch!

Avatar: And right back at you!

Gunter: Well done. Heh, this is rather enjoyable, actually.

Avatar: Agreed. I'm glad it still feels like we can connect just by tossing 
the ball around.

Gunter: It's strange, is it not? 
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Gunter A

Avatar: I'm back for more, Gunter!

Gunter: I had a feeling you'd be back. Do you need to stretch, or are you 
ready?

Avatar: Ready as I'll ever be! There's no way I'm missing one of your throws!

Gunter: All right, then. Here we go.

Avatar: And easily caught. I have to say, Gunter, you have excellent form and 
follow-through. You know, I just remembered... Wasn't this ball made from a 
whip?

Gunter: It was indeed. A pretty odd choice for material, I know...

Avatar: Gunter... Would you be willing to tell me a few stories from when I 
was growing up? I still have a lot of holes in my memory from when I was 
little.

Gunter: Of course. But you'll have to pay attention to the ball at the same 
time! Did I ever tell you how come I made this ball from a whip? No... King 
Garon was in an especially foul mood one day. He summoned me and handed me a 
whip. "You must teach Avatar to behave!" he said, almost yelling.

Avatar: Was I truly that problematic?

Gunter: Not in the least, in fact. But you were really closed off around 
everyone. King Garon was greatly displeased by that. So I took the whip from 
him, and I made my way to your room. I thought I was ready, but one look at 
your face... I turned right around, returned to my room, and broke that whip 
down into leather. And that's what this ball is made from.

Avatar: What an unexpected turn! You turned something meant to punish me into 
a toy.

Gunter: Indeed. I knew that striking you wouldn't ever get you to open up to 
anyone. So I came up with a different method-one that used this ball. I 
returned to your room sometime later, and I rolled the ball over to you.

Avatar: Which I immediately picked up, examined, and threw back to you.

Gunter: Oh, you remember this part? Good.

Avatar: Of course! No sooner did you catch it than you were throwing it back 
to me again. Something about such a simple game was really fun to me. I 
suppose that was when I started to see you as a father figure...

Gunter: You... You are much too kind. Ah, now look what you've made me do.

Avatar: Gunter! It's rare that you miss a catch.

Gunter: My sincerest apologies. There was...something in my eye.

Avatar: Getting sentimental in your old age? Hang on, I'll get you a 
handkerchief. 
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Gunter S

Avatar: Gunter, I'm ready for another game of catch. What do you say?

Gunter: Certainly. However, I'd like to revive a deal we had when you were 
growing up.

Avatar: Oh? What deal are you talking about?

Gunter: The one where, if you missed a catch, you'd have to do as I 
instructed.

Avatar: Oh, I remember this deal. You always used this when I was refusing to 
study or train...

Gunter: Exactly. I'll throw more and more difficult passes, and you have to 
catch them. We can work out some reward later if you catch them all, but I 
doubt you will.

Avatar: That sounds like fun to me. Let's do it!

Gunter: I imagine you'll have no trouble with a normal throw, so... Try and 
catch...this!

Avatar: What the- You threw it straight up!

Gunter: And with the sun overhead, you'll have a bit of trouble, I bet...

Avatar: I think I... Awwww! It got away from me...

Gunter: Hahaha. That one always got you. You haven't changed a bit.

Avatar: I can't believe I didn't remember that trick. You used it so often, 
too...

Gunter: And since you missed, you must answer a question I have for you.

Avatar: All right, ask away.

Gunter: Is there anyone in camp that you have particularly strong feelings 
for?

Avatar: Wh-what? Why would you ask that?

Gunter: Ah, I'm the one who is asking questions.

Avatar: That's fair... There is someone in camp, yes...

Gunter: Really? I see. Then... Tell me, milady, who is this person?

Avatar: You really want to know, Gunter? It's... Well, it's you.

Gunter: It is?! Lady Avatar, I had no idea. I had no idea you felt the same 
as I do.

Avatar: Gunter, do you mean...?

Gunter: I care very deeply for you. I kept it to myself because you are my 
liege, though. I thought for sure that I would be taking these feelings to my 
grave, but... Hearing you say that you cared for me... I couldn't remain 
silent. Ah, that felt so good to finally say. I'm sorry if it is too much to 
take in at once.

Avatar: Gunter, you should throw the ball again.

Gunter: Excuse me, milady?

Avatar: If I don't catch it, you'll have to ask something of me again... And 
I can guess that it will be "Can we be together?"

Gunter: Avatar...

Avatar: It's all or nothing, Gunter! You'd better throw that ball really 
high!

Gunter: Very well. This ball may well touch the sun before it comes back!

(Live2D Confession)
Gunter: I think you missed that one on purpose, but I suppose I have to ask 
now: Will you please... marry me? 
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A2. Shura C

Shura: ...

Avatar: Ah. So this is where you've been hiding.

Shura: Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Why are you way out here? You know that everyone else eats in the 
mess hall, right?You should come over and sup with us nsometime.

Shura: I'm fine here, thank you. I appreciate your graciousness in allowing 
me to travel with you, milady. But as a former outlaw, I don't think I am fit 
to dine at your table.

Avatar: What? Of course you're fit to do so. And I'm sure the others would 
all agree.

Shura: That's very kind of you. Regardless, I would prefer to remain alone.

Avatar: Why?

Shura: It is best I remain in the shadows as much as possible.

Avatar: In the shadows? What are you talking\nabout?

Shura: My face is not unknown. Many people recognize me as an outlaw. If it 
became widely known I was part of your group, it would damage your good 
names.Even if the mess hall is not exactly public, it is still large, and 
rumors spread.A soldier may write to their family, who would then tell their 
village, and so on.

Avatar: I don't think-

Shura: You cannot deny that the possibility exists,can you? I have no 
intention of allowing my presence to hurt your cause. Please try to 
understand.

Avatar: Shura...

Shura: Now, go rejoin your people. I am sure they are missing you.

Avatar: A-all right. I will. Good day.

Shura: Good day, milady.
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Shura B

Shura: Wa...

Avatar: Alone as usual, I see.

Shura: You're very kind, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Hmm?

Shura: You are very generous with your time and attention. Most royalty is 
not so giving.

Avatar: I-I don't- I mean, I haven't done anything special. You are an ally 
and as important to our cause as anyone else.I try to make sure I do not 
overlook any of the people we fight with.

Shura: Ally I may be, but I still must insist you avoid my company off the 
battlefield.

Avatar: Shura-

Shura: I only wish to ensure your honor is not tarnished.

Avatar: Do you really feel so much shame about your past as an outlaw?

Shura: Of course I do. You would feel the same. It's still strange to me... 
that I would wind up serving royalty after all I've done.

Avatar: But all you did you did to survive, right?

Shura: Do you think that excuses me? I murdered people for their coin. People 
who had done no wrong at all. A decent person would have chosen death over 
this.

Avatar: ...Shura, would you do me a favor? Spend some time talking to the 
others.

Shura: What for?

Avatar: I think it is important-more important for you than most-that you 
form new bonds.

Shura: New bonds?

Avatar:Yes. I feel it would do you a lot of good.

Shura: Have you not heard a thing I've said?

Avatar: Of course I heard. And I am giving you my judgment. I agree that it's 
important to remember and reflect on the mistakes we've made.
However, sometimes it can become a weight too heavy for one person to bear. 
They need others to help them shoulder the load and carry on.
At least, I know this was true for me.

Shura: For you?

Avatar: Yes. And for others as well. There are many in our company with pasts 
they would prefer erased.

Shura: Truly?

Avatar: Yes. And they have all found comfort and strength in their comrades.

Shura: I see. Well, if you insist, I will try talking with some of the 
others.

Avatar: I do.

Shura: Very well. Thank you for your advice, Lady Avatar.
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Shura A

Shura: Lady Avatar, do you have a moment?

Avatar: Oh, Shura. What is it?

Shura: I tried talking with some of the others like you suggested.

Avatar: Oh? I'm glad to hear it! How did it go?

Shura: You were correct. I'm not the only one weighed down by the past.

Avatar: So you now understand why I asked you to talk to them?

Shura: Yes. I feel like I have learned anew the value of companionship. It 
helps you see things from other perspectives. You learn things. Seeing our 
comrades work through their struggles, I realized I could do  the same. And 
that I in fact should do the same. I should not worry about damaging your 
honor or that of your comrades. I should be focusing upon what I can do to 
help.

Avatar: Shura...

Shura: After all, the walls of Kohga still must be rebuilt. And self-pity 
makes for poor bricks.

Avatar: I believe in you, Shura.

Shura: Heh.

Avatar: Something funny?

Shura: Oh, no. Not really. I just never expected to hear myself talk like 
this again.I sound like a bushy-tailed, optimistic little youngster.

Avatar: There's nothing wrong with a little optimism. Takes a little gray out 
of your hair, doesn't it?

Shura: Ha! I wish. Anyways, thank you for helping me to remember what's 
really important. If you ever need anything from now on,please know you can 
rely on me.

Avatar: Thank you. I will be counting on you.
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Shura S

Shura:...

Avatar: Shura? You look distressed.

Shura: Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Yes? You know you can tell me anything.

Shura: Yes, I know, but it's not...

Avatar: Er. Did you catch a cold, then?

Shura: No, I'm in perfect health.

Avatar: So what's bothering you?

Shura: Do you have a dream?

Avatar: A dream?

Shura: For a long time, I lost sight of my dreams. When you are so focused on 
survival, you don't have time for dreams. But after I met you, they came back 
to me, nstronger and more vivid than ever. The dream of a reborn Kohga has 
filled me with new life. But there is another dream that has come to me as 
well. I know it is one that will never come true. And yet... I cannot seem to 
give it up.

Avatar: Shura, I don't believe there are dreams that can't come true.

Shura: That's very naive of you, if you don't mind my saying so, milady. I'm 
too old to believe in such fantasies.

Avatar: Then maybe you should have someone who isn't? Someone who believes in 
you. Someone who you can share your dream with.

Shura: Someone I can share my dreams with?

Avatar: Yes. Maybe even someone like...me. What is your other dream, Shura?

Shura: Avatar, will you be with me?

Avatar: Huh?

Shura: In my dreams, you are there with me when I rebuild Kohga. In my 
dreams, we live the rest of our lives together, in peace. You see... I have 
fallen in love with you. And I dream you will return my love.

Avatar: You what?!

Shura: Avatar, do you share this dream with me?

Avatar: Shura...

Shura: I-it is all right if you do not wish to. I understand-

Avatar: I think it's a beautiful dream.

Shura: Then...

Avatar: Yes, I would love to share in your dreams. I am yours, if you will be 
mine.

Shura: Avatar...thank you. We still have a long road ahead of us... But 
together, I know we have nothing to fear.

Avatar: I feel the same way.

Shura: I am glad to hear it. And I promise you, I will do whatever it takes 
to help your dreams come true.

(Live2D Confession)
Shura: This dream was built to last. No matter where the future takes us...
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A2. Izana C

Izana: Lady Avatar! Fancy meeting you here!

Avatar: I was hoping to run into you. I heard a rumor that you can tell 
people's fortunes.

Izana: Girl, that is no rumor! I am a whiz at reading the future. Would you 
like a demo?

Avatar: Would you do that for me? Really?!

Izana: Of course! Now, let's see... Where shall we start? How about your 
health? After all, if you don't have your health, you don't have anything! 
Hmm... Anazi-si-emosewa! Anazi-si-emosewa!

Avatar: Wow. Telling fortunes must be complicated. There's a special chant 
and everything!

Izana: Oh, no, dear. That was just for dramatic effect! It sounded legit, 
didn't it?

Avatar: You made that whole thing up?

Izana: It's much more fun this way! All right. I think I have your fortune. 
Hmm... Avatar, you are exhausted! What you need is a break!

Avatar: Huh? That's my fortune?

Izana: Yes, indeed! What you need is some caffeine! Care to join me for a cup 
of tea?

Avatar: That's really generous of you. Are you sure you're not busy?

Izana: Nonsense! Besides...you shouldn't go around with sad, droopy eyes!

Avatar: OK. Some hot tea sounds really nice.

Izana: Splendid! Right this way, Lady Avatar. One hot tea coming up!

Avatar: Thanks, Izana.
(Izana leaves)
Avatar: Wow, he's so nice! ...But I wonder if he can actually tell 
fortunes... I feel like that was just a good guess! Of course I'm tired. We 
all are! 
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Izana B

Izana: Hello, hello! Did you enjoy your tea the other day?

Avatar: Yes, it was refreshing! Thank you. ...I was wondering. Could I get 
another fortune?

Izana: Ah, yes. Of course. Shall we peer into the future today?

Avatar: That sounds exciting! Thanks, Izana! You're so nice to me!

Izana: Heehee... Don't thank me yet. Let's see what your fortune says. Oh, 
my. Hmm... That is strange.

Avatar: What's wrong?

Izana: This can't be right! I seriously doubt you're going to go bankrupt! 
You're royalty!

Avatar: Bankrupt?

Izana: I wouldn't worry about it, milady. If you're concerned, you could 
start saving a bit.

Avatar: OK. I'll do that. ...Wow, Izana. Telling fortunes must be hard on 
you.

Izana: What do you mean?

Avatar: I bet you have to give people really bad news sometimes! That must be 
terrible!

Izana: Ah, Lady Avatar. You're such a kind soul.

Avatar: I'm serious! I bet that's really hard!

Izana: Don't you worry your precious little head over me! That's what charms 
are for!

Avatar: Y-you mean you can ward off a bad fortune with one of your charms?

Izana: Of course! ...Oh! Would you look at the time? I've got to run! 
Toodles!
(Izana leaves)

Avatar: Good-bye, Izana! ...Hmm. I hope I didn't offend him. He left in a 
hurry! 
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Izana A

Avatar: Izana, is something bothering you?

Izana: What do you mean?

Avatar: You ran off the other day in the middle of our conversation. Did I 
offend you?

Izana: Heavens, no! You haven't been worrying your pretty little head over 
me, have you?

Avatar: You left in such a hurry. I thought maybe I said something wrong.

Izana: I assure you, it was quite the opposite. Everything you said was 
right. Giving people bad news can be a heavy burden, but I didn't want you to 
worry.

Avatar: Of course I worry about you. You're my friend!

Izana: That is very kind of you, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: You would do the same for me! We'd support each other no matter what! 
Sometimes the future looks dark, but it's not hopeless as long as we're 
together!

Izana: Well, if that isn't a mood lift, I don't know what is! Thank you! I 
needed that. You don't need to be a fortune-teller to know that hard times 
are ahead. Still, I don't know anyone with a peppier outlook than you, Lady 
Avatar.

Avatar: I know we'll get through this. Brighter days are just around the 
bend! I'm sure of it!

Izana: Heehee! Look who's telling fortunes now! ...I do hope you're right. 
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Izana S

Avatar: Every time Izana tells my fortune, I keep hoping he'll tell me who my 
soul mate is. I have an idea, but it would be nice to hear it from him!

Izana: Helloooooo, Lady Avatar!

Avatar: Izana? Where'd you come from?!

Izana: Heehee! Sorry! I didn't mean to startle you. Maybe I can make it up to 
you... Would you care for a little fortune about your love life, perhaps? 
Hmm?

Avatar: *gasp* How did you know?!

Izana: Oh, do you have a question about love? We all long for that special 
someone! Who will we spend our life with? Who is destined to be our soul 
mate? Let's find out, shall we? Rouy-lous-etam-si- anazi...!

Avatar: These chants keep getting weirder.

Izana: ...And your soul mate is...right in front of you!

Avatar: Wha?!

Izana: Yes, it's plain as day. Your soul mate is ME! Shall we celebrate?

Avatar: You?!

Izana: You're not disappointed, are you? I've been wanting to tell you how I 
felt for a while.

Avatar: Oh, Izana! I wanted it to be you, but I was afraid you'd say it was 
someone else.

Izana: Does that mean-

Avatar: Yes! I love you too, Izana! I'm so glad we're soul mates!

Izana: PHEW! Yay! I was sooooooo nervous!

Avatar: What do you mean?! Aren't we fated to be together? Why would you be 
nervous? You're not saying you made that whole thing up, are you?

Izana: Uh...no! Of course not! We're a match made in heaven! Seriously!

Avatar: Heehee! All right. If you say so.

Izana: Absolutely, my love!

(Live2D Confession)
Izana: We were destined to be together. I'm not even making that up... 
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A2. Yukimura C

Avatar: Yukimura, could I have a moment of your time?

Yukimura: If it isn't Lady Avatar. How can I be of service?

Avatar: Well...I was wondering if you could tell me about my parents.

Yukimura: You mean King Sumeragi and Queen Mikoto?

Avatar: Yes. You served them both, right? I was hoping you'd tell me what 
they were like.

Yukimura: Ah, I see. You don't have many memories of them. You were quite 
young. Where shall I begin? Perhaps with King Sumeragi?

Avatar: Sure! What was he like?

Yukimura: He was hard on himself, but he treated all his subjects with 
dignity and respect. It was this, more than anything, that earned him the 
trust of his people. However, he was a different man with his family.

Avatar: Really? How so?

Yukimura: When he was with them, he shrugged off the mantle of the King of 
Hoshido. And instead, he simply focused on being the best father he could 
possibly be. I remember when you were a babe, he'd come to check on you every 
day. At court, he rarely smiled, but when he was around you he never stopped 
beaming. It was a heartwarming sight.

Avatar: I had no idea.

Yukimura: As for your mother, Queen Mikoto-she thought of you as her pride 
and joy. If you so much as sneezed, she would dash around the castle in a mad 
panic. It was always left up to me and Orochi to help calm her down. Heh.

Avatar: Haha. That sounds like a lot of work. Sorry for causing you so much 
trouble.

Yukimura: Oh, not at all. I look back on those days fondly. Both of them 
loved you very deeply, Lady Avatar. So. Does that help with your problem? I 
imagine your sudden curiosity was brought on by some trouble. No?

Avatar: It was that easy to tell?

Yukimura: It was. But you can talk to me about it if you feel it will help.

Avatar: Both of them... Both of them died protecting me. Sometimes I think if 
I had never been born, they'd still be alive.

Yukimura: Do you still feel this way?

Avatar: No... And I feel a bit better after hearing you talk about them. It 
sounds like I really made them happy, which is worth something.

Yukimura: Yes, you did. That reminds me! I have something to show you.

Avatar: What is it?

Yukimura: It will take me some time to find it, so you'll just have to wait 
until then.

Avatar: OK. You know where to find me. 
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Yukimura B

Yukimura: Lady Avatar, I found the object I wanted to show you. It's this.

Avatar: A box? Oh! Is this a gadget of some sort?

Yukimura: Yes, that would be one way to describe it. Here, take a look.

Avatar: Is that paper inside it? What's on the paper?

Yukimura: They're pictures. You can move the lid to the right to look at 
them.

Avatar: Oh! It's...

Yukimura: Your parents, yes. This is what they looked like when you were a 
baby. And if you tug on this rope on the side of the box like so... it 
changes to the next picture. You might think of it as an automated storybook.

Avatar: Wow! This is amazing! And they're all pictures of us!

Avatar: Did you make this, Yukimura?

Yukimura: Yes. And I drew the pictures as well. It took quite some time. I 
worked on it nights on end for you.

Avatar: For me?

Yukimura: Yes. At the time, both Queen Mikoto and King Sumeragi were very 
busy. It was difficult for them to find time to play with you. But they 
didn't want you to feel lonely, so they asked me to make this.

Avatar: That was very kind of them.

Yukimura: After you were taken, it broke the queen's heart to see it, so I 
stowed it away. I never thought I'd be showing it to you again one day as a 
grown lady.

Avatar: Yukimura...I think I remember having seen some of these before. Only 
just barely, but I do. Mother and Father are at my side...laughing?

Yukimura: I'm so glad you remembered. I'm sure your parents would be happy to 
hear it too. So please, Lady Avatar, you must dry your tears.

Avatar: Ah! I'm sorry! I didn't even realize...

Yukimura: Don't worry about it. It's OK. Please let me know if there's 
anything I can do for you. And know that if you'd like, you can come by 
anytime to look at these pictures. OK?

Avatar: I'll do that. Thank you so much! 
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Yukimura A

Avatar: Hello, Yukimura.

Yukimura: Ah, Lady Avatar. Have you come to look at my pictures again?

Avatar: Yes. I never get tired of looking at them. They feel so...familiar. 
And warm. Happy.

Yukimura: You may take them with you, if you'd like.

Avatar: Really? Are you sure? But you've taken such good care of them all 
this time.

Yukimura: They were made for you. I think it is right that you should have 
them. Please, don't give it a second thought.

Avatar: Thank you, Yukimura. I'll take good care of them.

Yukimura: I'm glad you like them so much. I hope these pictures will be a 
source of strength for you in these difficult times. Just as they were to me.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Yukimura: After you were taken, I would sometimes look at the pictures. I 
lost my family when I was young, so looking at these always cheered me up. 
You all look so happy in them. And I was, of course, very close to your 
father. And when I felt short of hope, these reminded me there was good in 
the world. There was still happiness, and family, and honor. Things worth 
fighting to preserve.

Avatar: Yukimura... I vow to you, on these pictures-on the honor of my father 
and my mother... I will protect Hoshido. I will bring peace to this world.

Yukimura: Then I once more vow to you: I will give all that I am to help you 
protect Hoshido.

Avatar: Thank you. I am honored.

Yukimura: No, milady. The honor is mine. 
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Yukimura S

Yukimura: Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Hello, Yukimura. What brings you here today?

Yukimura: I have something I'd like to give you. Would you take a look?

Avatar: It's a picture of the two of us. What made you want to do this?

Yukimura: I thought it would be nice to add to your picture-box. Something of 
an update. To show the woman you've grown into and the bond we've formed. 
What do you think?

Avatar: That's a great idea! I'll go get the box.

Yukimura: Wait-before we do that, there's something I wish to tell you.

Avatar: What is it?

Yukimura: Lady Avatar, when I drew this picture, the bond I wanted to 
represent... It was not simply supposed to be that between a princess and her 
advisor. Nor was it only a bond of friendship...

Avatar: What do you mean?

Yukimura: I mean that... That is to say... I love you, Lady Avatar!

Avatar: What?!

Yukimura: I wish to support you in all things. Not only as a servant, but as 
your husband. When you came back to us, I saw in you the same strengths I saw 
in your parents. But since then I have come to see so much more. I see 
someone I could love forever. I wish to stay by your side, always at hand to 
draw new memories for your picture-box. Memories that we'll make...together. 
Would you like that?

Avatar: I'm so happy to hear you say that!

Yukimura: T-truly?

Avatar: Yes! As we've grown closer, I've come to feel the same way about you. 
Yukimura...will you be with me?

Yukimura: Yes! Yes, of course!

Avatar: Thank you... I love you so much.

(Live2D Confession)
Yukimura: We will make new memories together every day... my love. 
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A2. Fuga C

Fuga: Hiyah! Aiyah!

Avatar: Wow. Is that Chieftain Fuga over there? He broke that tree trunk in 
half with his fist!

Fuga: Avatar? I see you hiding over there! Come out and show yourself!

Avatar: Oh, hello, Chieftain Fuga. I didn't mean to interrupt.

Fuga: Do not apologize. Distractions teach us to stay focused.

Avatar: That's so wise! Sometimes I wish I could follow you around and take 
notes.

Fuga: I have a better idea. Why don't we train together? I'll give you some 
exercises.

Avatar: Really?! You'd do that for me?

Fuga: Of course! Don't sound so surprised! Training is most effective in 
teams.

Avatar: I'm sure you're right, but wouldn't you like to train with someone 
more...advanced?

Fuga: I'd rather train with you, Avatar. After all, that's a legendary katana 
you have. Follow my training regimen, and you'll improve. I wish Hayato had 
not given up so soon.

Avatar: I promise to take it seriously!

Fuga: That's what I like to hear! 
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Fuga B

Fuga: All right! That's enough for now. Let's rest.

Avatar: Whew! Thank goodness. That workout was intense!

Fuga: Here. Drink this water.

Avatar: *glug* *glug* Ahhh! ...Thanks again for training me.

Fuga: Few people can keep up with my program... Push-ups. Burpees. Yoga under 
a waterfall. You've made a strong showing, but then again, you're King 
Sumeragi's daughter.

Avatar: You were friends with my father, weren't you?

Fuga: He was more than my friend. He was my brother-in-arms... But I failed 
him at the end. I don't deserve to call him my friend.

Avatar: That's not true! You can't blame yourself for his death! He wouldn't 
want that. Besides, we both know he died because of me! If he was here, he'd 
be happy to see you fighting alongside us, working for peace!

Fuga: Avatar-

Avatar: *gasp* I can't believe I blurted all that out! I shouldn't talk about 
stuff I don't know.

Fuga: I'm pleased to hear you say those things.

Avatar: You are?

Fuga: Yes. You remind me of your father sometimes. He'd be proud of you. You 
shouldn't blame yourself. We all grieve his loss, but he wanted to protect 
you.

Avatar: Thanks, Chieftain Fuga.

Fuga: Are you rested now? We should continue training.

Avatar: I'm ready! 
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Fuga A

Avatar: Chieftain Fuga! Guess what? My friend just asked if I've been working 
out!

Fuga: Ah. That is good to hear.

Avatar: Well, it's all thanks to you.

Fuga: No need to thank me. You did the work. I just gave you guidance. Soon 
you will not need my help anymore.

Avatar: What?! You're not giving up on our training, are you?

Fuga: I did not expect you to be so upset.

Avatar: I get it. You have better things to do with your time.

Fuga: That's not it. I enjoy training you. But I thought you'd want to train 
on your own.

Avatar: No! I like working out with you. I even look forward to the push-ups!

Fuga: Do you? And what about the burpees?

Avatar: Well, no. Not so much.

Fuga: And how about the training under the waterfall?

Avatar: Actually, I really hate that part. ...But I like spending time with 
you!

Fuga: ...And I with you. Years ago, I made a vow to King Sumeragi. Now, I 
swear it to you. Avatar, I give you my strength always. Together, we will 
protect this world.

Avatar: Thank you, Chieftain Fuga!

Fuga: Don't forget. You have many friends by your side. You do not fight 
alone. 
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Fuga S

Fuga: Ah. Hello, Avatar.

Avatar: I was just looking for you. Do you have time for another training 
session today?

Fuga: I suppose so.

Avatar: Why do you look so disappointed? Did I do something wrong?

Fuga: No. It's just...I hoped that one day our visits would not center around 
training.

Avatar: Huh?

Fuga: I enjoy sparring with you, Avatar, but I fear you come only for my 
help.

Avatar: That's not true! Fuga, at first, I did come to you hoping to get 
stronger. But your training regimen is over-the-top! I only stuck with it so 
we could hang out!

Fuga: Really?

Avatar: Yes! My arms are sore. My legs are sore. My back is sore. I'm 
exhausted!

Fuga: Ah, then I am even more impressed. You never complained.

Avatar: I didn't want to disappoint you, Fuga! I'm a little bit in awe of 
you.

Fuga: ...And I am in awe of you.

Avatar: Really?

Fuga: Yes. I was drawn to your strength, but I have learned you are gentle as 
well. Your kind words mended some old wounds I never thought would heal.

Avatar: I'm so glad! Fuga, I want you by my side... always.

Fuga: Then that is where I shall remain. I promise to never leave you.

(Live2D Confession)
Fuga: You are a remarkable human being. Let us be joined forever. 
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A2. Rhajat C

Avatar: ...

Rhajat: *stare*

Avatar: Hello, Rhajat. Did you need something?

Rhajat: Nope. *stare*

Avatar: I see. Well, would you mind not staring at me so intently?

Rhajat: Why? I'm not making any noise or physically disturbing you.

Avatar: I suppose that's true. But it just makes me feel a little 
uncomfortable. It seems every time I turn around, you're there, peeking at 
me.

Rhajat: Don't worry about it. I'm just watching over you.

Avatar: But why?

Rhajat: Because you're my soul mate, of course.

Avatar: What makes you say that? We barely know each other!

Rhajat: Because you saved my life. Watching over you for the rest of yours is 
the least I can do.

Avatar: I actually think that's the MOST you can do, Rhajat. And it's not 
necessary. Yes, I saved your life, but you would have done the same for me. 
As would anyone.

Rhajat: Uh...sure. Anyway, even if you hadn't saved my life, our fates were 
already intertwined.

Avatar: How so?

Rhajat: You really don't remember? Muhahaha...this is going to be fun. I'll 
be observing you even more carefully from now on...

Avatar: Well, this went poorly... 
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Rhajat B

Rhajat: Heh heh...

Avatar: Ahem.

Rhajat: Hahahahahaha...

Avatar: AHEM!

Rhajat: Hee...

Avatar: You know, Rhajat...you're not as stealthy as you think you are. I can 
hear you laughing!

Rhajat: I'm not laughing. I'm GIGGLING. Because following you around makes me 
giddy! And because I have a secret.

Avatar: Why don't you just tell me what it is? You know you want to.

Rhajat: No, this is much more fun. Muhaha!

Avatar: Fine. I'm not going to do anything for the rest of the day. You can 
just stand there and watch me do nothing if you want.

Rhajat: Ugh. Fine. If you're gonna be that way, I guess I'll spill the magic 
beans.

Avatar: Great. Let's hear it.

Rhajat: Well...you've been wondering why I'm so obsessed with you...

Avatar: Because I saved your life. Right?

Rhajat: No. Because you saved my life TWICE.

Avatar: What?! How is that possible? We never met before Hayato led us to 
your village.

Rhajat: Oh yes, we did... Do you remember when you came to visit my 
Deeprealm? There was a wild little girl there who ran around tirelessly, 
curious about everything.

Avatar: That was you?!

Rhajat: It was! I know it doesn't sound like me at all...but my whole life 
changed that day. In all my youthful enthusiasm, I nearly ran myself straight 
off a cliff. But you were there to catch me. It took me until the other day 
to make the connection that it was you. Heh, heh...

Avatar: Gods...I do remember that! But that little girl-I mean, you... You 
were so different. So...outgoing.

Rhajat: Yeah, well...that incident changed everything.

Avatar: I'm so sorry.

Rhajat: Don't be! It was the happiest day of my life. It made me realize that 
life is precious and I should be a little more selfish. Hayato hated it, but 
I started dabbling in the dark arts...teaching myself magic. Honestly, I owe 
you everything.

Avatar: Well, you're welcome. I guess...

Rhajat: Is that all you have to say?

Avatar: I'm sorry. I'm just in shock. I might need a little time to process 
this.

Rhajat: OK. See ya.

Avatar: Wait! Rhajat!

Rhajat: Yes?

Avatar: I...uh. About that time...

Rhajat: Spit it out, Avatar!

Avatar: Sorry. It's nothing. Let's talk later.

Rhajat: Hmm... 
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Rhajat A

Rhajat: Avatar...I need to know something. What were you about to say the 
other day?

Avatar: Oh, right. It was nothing. I was just going to apologize.

Rhajat: For...what?

Avatar: For the way I treated you when you first started stalking-I mean 
WATCHING-me. I see now how much impact I've had in your life... It's totally 
understandable that you'd have strong feelings toward me.

Rhajat: Understandable, huh... You're talking to me like I'm still a little 
girl.

Avatar: Gah! You're right. I'm sorry again. Let's start over, shall we? I'm 
Avatar-nice to meet you! Let's pretend I haven't saved your life twice.

Rhajat: Ooh, role-playing... I like it. I'm Rhajat. I like cursing people, 
stalking people, and long walks through the graveyard. Heehee!

Avatar: Haha! Wait. You weren't joking, were you?

Rhajat: You're so cute when you pretend to be terrified of me. Heh, heh...

Avatar: Yes. I was pretending. 
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Rhajat S

Avatar: ... I know you're following me, Rhajat. I can hear you giggling 
again.

Rhajat: Heh. Aww, it's no fun if I can't surprise you every so often. Lately 
you've been noticing me right away.

Avatar: Well, one should get to know her own stalker-that's what I always 
say. So, did you need something?

Rhajat: Actually...yes.

Avatar: Well? Is it bad? You look upset.

Rhajat: I...I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to stop following 
you around.

Avatar: Really? Why?

Rhajat: Because that's what you want, isn't it? I've been a nuisance this 
whole time. That's no way to treat your hero.

Avatar: Your...hero? Gods... Rhajat, I'm so sorry to have given you the wrong 
impression. To be honest...I've enjoyed having you around...pretty much all 
of the time.

Rhajat: Do you mean that?

Avatar: I do. I don't know what I'd do anymore if I looked up and you weren't 
there. I...I've even followed YOU around once or twice.

Rhajat: What?! And I didn't notice? Grr!

Avatar: Hah! Maybe I've learned a thing or two from you.

Rhajat: I assure you that you still have more to learn. But I'm glad to see 
that you're becoming as obsessed with me as I am with you.

Avatar: Perhaps we should stop sneaking around each other like this... I'd 
like to spend the rest of my life with you in plain sight.

Rhajat: Eh, that doesn't sound so great. I'd like to be stalking you at least 
20 percent of the time.

Avatar: Fair enough. Will you marry me, Rhajat?

Rhajat: I will. I love you, Avatar! 

(Live2D Confession) 
Rhajat: I've got you right where I want you. And I'm never going to let go... 
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B. Buddy Supports

Male Avatar*

B1. Jakob C

Avatar: Jakob, can we talk? I've made up my mind about something.

Jakob: Of course, milord. I am yours to mold to your whim. What is the issue?

Avatar: Well, the truth is...

Jakob: Please, do not hesitate. You have but to ask, and I will assist in any 
way imaginable. For you, Lord Avatar, I would walk through fire and ice... I 
would charge into an army of Faceless if you asked it of me... I would 
manually extract the fangs from a dragon's jaw to prevent its biting you!

Avatar: Oh, um, thanks...Jakob. This isn't... anything like that.

Jakob: I remind you, Lord Avatar, that my talents are not limited to the 
battlefield! I can cook, clean, sew, smith, demolish, or bricklay anything 
you might require.

Avatar: I know you're extremely capa-

Jakob: Please forgive my immodesty... It is of course thanks to you that I am 
so accomplished in the butlery arts. Now I feel there's nothing you could ask 
of me that I couldn't perform with ease!

Avatar: Would you just let me finish?! I couldn't wish for a better butler 
than you, Jakob. I know I can count on you for any service, big or small.

Jakob: And yet, you clearly have something to tell me that you believe I 
won't want to hear...

Avatar: I want to be independent!

Jakob: Independent? ... ... Out of the question.

Avatar: What?! But...I'm an adult now. I shouldn't need your help all the 
time. And hey, aren't I supposed to be the boss in this relationship?

Jakob: Yes, but your authority has limits. Among them, you may not deny my 
reason to live.

Avatar: "Reason to live"? Aren't you exaggerating a little?

Jakob: Not even slightly, milord. When I was first sent to serve you, I was 
incompetent to perform even simple tasks. The other servants shunned me, 
since I invariably created more work for them. You were the only person who 
took the time to talk with and encourage me. I will never forget the kindness 
you showed me, and I will be indebted to you forever.

Avatar: Hmm... When you put it that way, I see your problem... But on the 
other hand, I want to be able to do things myself so I can help the others.

Jakob: A noble goal-but not incompatible with receiving help yourself from 
time to time.

Avatar: ...All right, you've made your point. Let's compromise... Teach me 
how to make a pot of tea.

Jakob: Tea? Why?

Avatar: I want to learn to help everyone, including you, Jakob. I want to be 
able to make tea for the person who takes such good care of me. Is that 
acceptable?

Jakob: ...

Avatar: Jakob?

Jakob: I'm...so touched. To think that my liege, Lord Avatar, would feel this 
way about me... ...Very well. If you insist on this act of wanton 
domesticity, I will not stop you.

Avatar: Really? That's great!

Jakob: But we must be cautious. Tea is dangerous business. Make it only when 
I'm nearby.

Avatar: You got it! Let's find some tea leaves and get started! Thank you so 
much, Jakob! You're the greatest butler in history!

Jakob: My word!
(Avatar leaves)
Jakob: ...I hope nothing ill comes of this arrangement. Lord Avatar has no 
experience in the kitchen. Things could get...apocalyptic... 
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Jakob B

Avatar: This time I'm going to nail it! I'm going to make a perfect cup of 
tea for Jakob! So...first I... And then I... AH! Hot hot hot!

Jakob: Are you all right, Lord Avatar?

Avatar: I'm fine. The kettle boiled over is all. Don't look so worried, 
Jakob-I can make a pot of tea in my sleep!

Jakob: So you have said, but... Forgive me for observing that you have not 
once managed it since our lessons began.

Avatar: That'll be enough truth out of you, mister. You have to at least 
admit I'm getting better at handling the kettle, though. All I need to learn 
now is how to keep the tea from going bitter.

Jakob: Quite, but...I'm afraid we'll run out of tea leaves first. And by 
"we," I mean the nation. Perhaps you should spend more time just watching me 
make tea. Then, after a while, you can start practicing on your own again?

Avatar: But...I don't want to get in your way while you're working, Jakob...

Jakob: Thank you, but to be honest, worrying about you is the bigger drain on 
my time.

Avatar: What? How so?

Jakob: Look to your left. When we started talking, I had washed all the 
dishes, but... now there's another mountain of them.

Avatar: Gods, it's like a sheer cliff face of stemware... I'm sorry, Jakob.

Jakob: Now, may I please just make the tea so I can tame the savage dish 
beast sooner?

Avatar: You know what? No. Go wash the dishes, and I will make the tea. I can 
do this!

Jakob: Ah. My apologies. I had forgotten just how stubborn you can be.

Avatar: ...I'm not listening, but I can still hear you. All right! Time to 
ignore Jakob and get back to this perfect tea in the making!

Jakob: *sigh* Fine. May I at least check your tea when it is finished?

Avatar: I suppose this is a bit pointless if I don't make it the way you 
like... ...All right, Jakob! It's finished! I think I got it this time! 
...Probably.

Jakob: I shall be the judge of that. First, to examine the color of the 
tea... (and secretly add some sugar and hot water)... Well done, Lord Avatar-
the color is passable. Let's have a cup together.

Avatar: This is so silly, but I'm really nervous. It's just tea, though... 
*sip* ...Hey! It's not bitter!

Jakob: Ah, delicious! ...Good work, Lord Avatar. You are now certified to 
make a pot of tea.

Avatar: Wonderful! I'm going to go find some other people to try it as well!
(Avatar leaves)

Jakob: Do be careful running with that hot kettle! *sigh* I think I managed 
to cover up the bitterness. Even if it's a little bitter, everyone will 
gladly drink a cup of tea that he's made... ...I hope I haven't made a 
terrible mistake... 
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Jakob A

Jakob: Lord Avatar, may I have a moment?

Avatar: Of course, Jakob. And thanks again for teaching me how to make tea!

Jakob: As always, I am delighted to serve you.

Avatar: You look pretty unhappy for a man who's supposedly delighted. What's 
wrong?

Jakob: I... I need to apologize to you, my lord. I am...truly, deeply sorry.

Avatar: Huh? What for?

Jakob: The truth is...your tea was quite bitter. Undrinkably so.

Avatar: ...

Jakob: When you handed me the pot, I secretly added some sugar and more hot 
water! I shouldn't have done it, and I'm terribly, terribly sorry. I 
just...couldn't stand to watch you do it wrong any longer, so...

Avatar: ...Hee hee... Hahahaha!

Jakob: Lord Avatar?

Avatar: Sorry, Jakob. I knew you did that.

Jakob: Y-you did? Then...you won't...punish me for interfering?

Avatar: Not at all. You were only trying to help me. I admit...I was too 
stubborn about it. So, I think that makes us even, don't you?

Jakob: You are most magnanimous, milord.

Avatar: Well, I also learned something from this: I still need your help to 
stay on track, Jakob. So...can I count on you to stick with me even when I'm 
a stubborn mule?

Jakob: Of course I will. I promise to never leave your side. In all 
honesty...I seem to fall apart when I'm not with you as well.

Avatar: It's funny how alike we are.

Jakob: That you would even compare us that way! I might...faint with joy...

Avatar: No fainting, Jakob! Jakob? Jakob?! Wake up! 
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B1. Kaze C

Kaze: *sigh*

Avatar: Is something wrong, Kaze? And, um... what's with all those radishes?

Kaze: Ah, Lord Avatar. Greetings. A young lady gave me these radishes as 
thanks for helping her find her way.

Avatar: Looks like we're having a radish feast tonight! That's pretty great, 
right?

Kaze: I must disagree. It is not "great."

Avatar: No? What's the matter? Do you have something against radishes?

Kaze: It feels wrong being rewarded for such a simple kindness as giving 
directions. This is not the first time something like this has happened, 
either...

Avatar: It's...not?

Kaze: I can't figure out why, but... I find I'm often approached by women who 
wish to speak with me or give me things.

Avatar: Oh, is that so?

Kaze: It gets worse. If I speak even a few words, they'll often start 
shrieking or hugging me. Sometimes they'll give me letters or garments of 
clothing or, like today, food. None of our allies act that way, of course. 
Just strangers. It's...frustrating.

Avatar: Heheheh, it sounds to me like you're just popular with the ladies!

Kaze: Popular? With...the ladies?

Avatar: Exactly. Those women are just... well, they're curious about you. 
It's because you're kind yet mysterious. Being a ninja doesn't hurt either. 
In fact, when I was in town the other day, I overheard one of the local 
women. She said, "That sorrowful look on Kaze's gorgeous face is waaay too 
dreamy!"

Kaze: Argh, I wish you hadn't told me that. I appreciate the praise, but... I 
would prefer to focus on my duties and keep such silly distractions to a 
minimum.

Avatar: Hahaha, you're so serious all the time. Most men dream of this kind 
of attention!

Kaze: I'm simply behaving as any self-respecting ninja should. That's all 
there is to it. In any case, they are mistaken. I'm not a good man.

Avatar: Why would you say that?

Kaze: ...It's nothing. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have an urgent matter to 
attend to.
(Kaze leaves)

Avatar: Gone, just like that! Ninja are so cool... But I wonder what he meant 
by that... Why does he think he's not a good man? 
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Kaze B

Avatar: Kaze, I have a request. I'd like to follow you around for a while.

Kaze: You know I don't mind your company, but may I ask why? Have I done 
something amiss?

Avatar: What?! No! Nothing like that! I thought it would be a good way to 
point out all the charming things about you!

Kaze: Hm? Why would you want to do that?

Avatar: I've been worried about you... Ever since you told me you weren't a 
good person. It sounded like something's really been bothering you, and I 
want to help. I want you to see all the good in you!

Kaze: That's...

Avatar: So! What do you say?

Kaze: I thank you for your concern, but I am fine, really. Now, if you'll 
excuse me...

Avatar: Kaze! Hang on! Aaand he's gone. Hm... But I bet he's still close 
by... I'm not gonna give up so easily! Kaze! Kazeeeee! Where are you?! Kaze! 
Come on! Don't just leave me out here!

Kaze: Hmph.

Avatar: KAAAAAAAZEEEEE!

Kaze: Lord Avatar.

Avatar: There you are! Ha! I knew you couldn't hide from me!

Kaze: I would prefer it if you didn't scream like that. What if there were 
enemies nearby? Never give away your position when isolated from the main 
body of the army. Please, for all our sakes, try to refrain from such 
behavior in the future.

Avatar: Oh. Yes. You're right. I'm sorry. I just wanted to find you so 
badly... Thank you for coming back. I know you did it because you were 
worried for my safety. Which just goes to show how good of a guy you are!

Kaze: Why do you insist on saying such things?

Avatar: Huh?

Kaze: Please, stop. Just leave me alone.

Avatar: Kaze!

Kaze: ... My apologies, my lord. I should not have spoken to you so rudely.

Avatar: No, no, this is all my fault. I've been pestering you too much. I'm 
sorry, Kaze.
(Avatar leaves)

Kaze: Lord Avatar! ... 
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Kaze A

Kaze: Lord Avatar. I wish to apologize for hurting your feelings the other 
day.

Avatar: Hm? Oh, you mean when you got mad about me following you around? 
Don't worry about it. It was my fault anyway. I'm sorry for bothering you, 
Kaze.

Kaze: ...You have a kind heart, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: You think so?

Kaze: ...

Avatar: Kaze?

Kaze: Lord Avatar, there's something I haven't told you about myself. 
Something for which I cannot be forgiven, no matter how much I wish to 
repent.

Avatar: Huh?

Kaze: I am a worthless servant. It is my fault that you were kidnapped and 
taken to Nohr.

Avatar: Your fault? What did you do?

Kaze: We had all traveled to Cheve that day, and I noticed Nohrian forces in 
the city. The same forces that would later kill Sumeragi and take you away. 
But I was young, and I didn't know what their presence meant...so I said 
nothing.

Avatar: It's not your fault, Kaze. You were a child! How could you have known 
what would happen?

Kaze: I come from a long line of ninja that have always served the Hoshidan 
royalty... I was trained from an early age. If anyone should have understood, 
it was me. For such incompetence, I should have paid with my life. There's no 
way I can ever heal the suffering I've caused you and your birth family. I 
should not even be allowed to speak with you... I am so sorry, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: Stop! You did nothing wrong! If anything, I should be apologizing to 
you!

Kaze: Milord?

Avatar: I'm so sorry, Kaze. You must have been tortured by this for years... 
I never knew...and I've acted so inconsiderately toward you. But...I think 
now is the time to forgive and to move on. We can't allow the rest of our 
lives to be defined by past mistakes. Besides, you were the one who returned 
me, were you not?

Kaze: Returned you?

Avatar: Yes. It was you who traveled to the Flame Tribe in order to bring me 
back. And you were the one by my side when I returned to Hoshido. It was you, 
Kaze. You gave me a chance to be with my birth family again.

Kaze: But-

Avatar: Kaze, you are not at fault. And even if you were, you have repaid 
your debt to me. So, please, let us never speak of this again. Will you 
promise me that?

Kaze: ...

Avatar: Well?

Kaze: ...Yes. I promise.

Avatar: Good.

Kaze: Heh.

Avatar: Are you...laughing at me?!

Kaze: It's just...you remind me so much of Lady Mikoto. It warms my heart.

Avatar: I remind you of my mother? How so?

Kaze: When Lady Mikoto became queen, she forgave me and allowed me to serve 
her. I wonder if she somehow foresaw that her child would do the same one 
day. Perhaps you are the one I was always meant to serve.

Avatar: Hm? What do you mean?

Kaze: As you must have noticed, all members of Hoshido's royal family have 
two retainers. These retainers are chosen from the best of the castle 
soldiery. When the time is right, they pledge their allegiance to a single 
lord. For example, Orochi and Reina both served the late Queen Mikoto. Subaki 
and Hana serve Lady Sakura. Hinata and Oboro serve Lord Takumi. Azama and 
Setsuna serve Lady Hinoka. And Kagero and my twin brother, Saizo, serve Lord 
Ryoma.

Avatar: Wait. So that means...

Kaze: Yes. Though I have served the royal family for some time, I serve no 
single master. I've always been troubled by this fact, but perhaps Lady 
Mikoto arranged it... so that someday, when the time was right, I could serve 
you, Lord Avatar. If you will have me, then I will pledge myself to you.

Avatar: I...!

Kaze: Do you accept?

Avatar: Kaze... I do. I accept.

Kaze: Now, as your retainer, I hereby vow to protect you with my life.

Avatar: Thank you. I pray it never comes to that, my friend. 
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B1. Silas C

Avatar: Hello, Silas. Do you have some time?

Silas: Hm? Oh, hi there, Avatar. Need something?

Avatar: Sort of. You mentioned that we were childhood friends, but... I'm 
trying to figure out how you remembered that when I didn't.

Silas: Oh, is that all? I wouldn't worry about it. Those old memories slip 
away for everyone.

Avatar: But isn't it strange that I'd forget someone so close to me? You 
became a castle knight just so our paths would cross again... While I, on the 
other hand, forgot you existed at all.

Silas: Really, though... I wish you wouldn't worry about it. You remember 
now, and that's all that matters to me. My hard work paid off, didn't it? I 
became a castle knight, and here we are. I'm grateful for the chance to make 
up for lost time.

Avatar: Grateful, huh? That's a good way of looking at it. Thanks, Silas.

Silas: There's the cheer I remember. Oh, hey! Why don't we go take a little 
trip together sometime?

Avatar: Hmm. It sounds fun, but where should we go?

Silas: Someplace you always wanted to see. When we were young, you had a long 
list of places you wished you could go. We couldn't go to any of them at the 
time, but nothing's stopping us now!

Avatar: It sounds nice...but I don't think we should go far, given the 
circumstances.

Silas: Hmm, you're right. But don't worry. I'll find a way to make it work.

Avatar: Do you have something up your sleeve?

Silas: Haha, sorry if I made my plans seem grander than they are. If we can't 
go far, we'll limit our options to places within reach. You might not 
remember all the places on your old list, but I do.

Avatar: Great! Thanks for doing this, Silas.

Silas: Hey, what are friends for? Now go get packed for the trip!

Avatar: I will!
(Silas leaves)

Avatar: Silas is a really good guy. So...how did I forget all about him? He 
told me not to worry about it, but there's got to be a reason... 
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Silas B

Silas: Avatar! I need to talk to you about our upcoming trip.

Avatar: Hello, Silas! Did you draw up the list?

Silas: Well...about that... I started writing down all the places I could 
remember you wanting to visit.

Avatar: Goodness! That's...a long list...

Silas: Yeah. The memories just kept flooding back... It got a little out of 
hand.

Avatar: I was desperate to get out into the world, wasn't I? I can't believe 
you remembered all these so many years later...

Silas: Haha, well, I've always had a keen memory. So, where on the list do 
you want to go? Pick any one you like.

Avatar: These aren't really "places" as such, are they? "A town plaza"..."a 
street food stall"... "a festival"... Did I really say I wanted to go see 
"bugs"?!

Silas: That's how I remember it.

Avatar: Then I'll defer to your memory. It's hard to decide on one, though.

Silas: Take your time. And you don't need to limit yourself to one, you know. 
We can take multiple trips.

Avatar: It really is good of you to do all this for me... It's all the more 
mysterious why I would have forgotten about you.

Silas: For goodness sake, are you still brooding over that? Why don't we see 
if anyone in your retinue knows? They've been with you for a long time. One 
of them must know why, right?

Avatar: Yes...though I'm anxious they might have had some reason for not 
mentioning you...

Silas: Don't worry, Avatar. I'll come with you. Whatever they say, I'll stand 
by your side.

Avatar: Thanks, Silas.

Silas: Come on, let's get this cleared up before we do any more trip 
planning!
(Silas leaves)

Avatar: Huh? Hey! Wait for me! 
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Silas A

Avatar: Silas...I'm really sorry about the other day.

Silas: What, for what we found out? It was a long time ago, Avatar. No need 
to be sorry. Though I'll admit, the truth isn't what I expected...

Avatar: It was a little embarrassing to learn how much I cried after I 
couldn't see you again.

Silas: I can see why they tried to take your mind off me, though. I guess 
they simply did too good a job...

Avatar: That's putting it mildly. I suppose the feelings of one noble boy 
weren't a priority.

Silas: Haha, next to the young prince? I'd have done the same thing in their 
shoes.

Avatar: You have a big heart, Silas. Though I feel my offense in forgetting 
about you was worse than any of theirs...

Silas: I'm actually relieved by what we learned.

Avatar: What? Why?

Silas: You cried every day because you weren't allowed to see me, right? 
Doesn't that prove I really was your closest friend?

Avatar: Yes, I suppose so.

Silas: You should know that I have no regrets about taking you outside those 
walls. Nothing makes me happier than helping you in whatever way I can.

Avatar: Silas... You're a better friend than I deserve.

Silas: Well, now that the past is laid to rest, it's time to focus on the 
present!

Avatar: Well said!

Silas: Did you decide yet what you want to see? Wait...damn, I forgot the 
list! Wait here just a second, and I'll be back with it.
(Silas leaves)

Avatar: Wait, Silas! I'll come with you! You don't need to sprint! 
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B1. Ryoma C

Avatar: Hello, Ryoma. I have a favor to ask of you.

Ryoma: Certainly. How can I help?

Avatar: Well, I don't have many memories from before I was taken to Nohr. I 
was just wondering if you had any that you wouldn't mind sharing with me...

Ryoma: Hmm. Yes, I suppose I do. They're not all happy, I'm afraid.

Avatar: That's OK. I just feel as though there's a...void...in my mind. I'd 
like to hear a little bit about what it was like growing up in Hoshido. And 
stories about the whole family... Hinoka, Takumi, Azura, and Sakura.

Ryoma: Very well. I anticipated this day would come, actually. And I have 
something for you.

Avatar: Oh? What is it?

Ryoma: I think I'll hang on to it for a little while longer. It will hold 
more meaning if I give it to you later.

Avatar: All right. I suppose I can be patient.

Ryoma: I'm glad to hear it. Because our conversation will also have to wait, 
I'm afraid. I have something I must attend to shortly.

Avatar: I understand. Thank you, Ryoma. Let's chat again soon. 
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Ryoma B

Avatar: Good day, Ryoma. Would now be a good time to chat?

Ryoma: Ah, Avatar. Yes, I suppose I have some time right now. But where to 
begin? Hmm... Ah! Perhaps I could start with the siblings. Like little 
Hinoka...the crybaby.

Avatar: Hinoka...a crybaby? I can't see it.

Ryoma: Yes, well, she has matured tremendously. Now she's an excellent model 
soldier. Takumi, on the other hand...has not reached the same level of 
maturity.

Avatar: But Takumi seems so strong and self-assured.

Ryoma: Perhaps, but remember that very hard substances are often brittle. 
Takumi's emotions are fragile. He needs to work on his mental fortitude. That 
said, I believe in him. I think he has a promising future ahead.

Avatar: I see.

Ryoma: As for Azura, she's always been a bit distant. Even as a child. She's 
kind and wise, but I wish she knew how to open up a little bit.

Avatar: It's fascinating to hear your perspective like this. Please, 
continue!

Ryoma: Certainly. Let's see, where was I... Ah, Sakura. She's a gentle soul. 
Always worrying about others. My hope for her is that she can learn to be a 
bit more selfish. It would serve her well.

Avatar: Thank you, Ryoma. I really appreciate your insights. I think it's 
wonderful that you've spent so much time thinking about your family.

Ryoma: Well, as the eldest, I suppose I feel a certain responsibility. And, 
of course, I spend a great deal of time in self-reflection. I'm not without 
my faults.

Avatar: Well, you're human. Nobody's perfect. But you are a wise and caring 
older brother, Ryoma. Everyone looks up to you.

Ryoma: Thank you, Avatar. That means a lot coming from you.

Avatar: I just wish I knew more about my own background.

Ryoma: Yes. Your story is a troubling one. I hope that I can help you put a 
few of the pieces together. But I'm afraid even I don't know nearly the whole 
of it.

Avatar: Thank you, Ryoma. I really appreciate it.

Ryoma: Anytime, Avatar. 
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Ryoma A

Ryoma: Hello, Avatar. I've noticed that you seem a bit down lately. Is 
anything the matter?

Avatar: Hmm? No, I'm fine. Why do you ask?

Ryoma: Are you sure? You can confide in me. You seemed a bit...forlorn...when 
we last spoke.

Avatar: Well, if I'm being totally honest... I have truly enjoyed hearing 
your stories about the past. But they've also made me sad. I feel like I've 
missed out on so much.

Ryoma: So that's what's weighing you down. It's important to remember that we 
can't change the past. We can only try to shape our future. So, if you don't 
have any memories, you just have to make new ones. And we're all here 
together now.

Avatar: Thank you, Ryoma. Those are wise words.

Ryoma: You're welcome. And here's something else that may cheer you up. 
Remember how I said I had something for you? Well, I think the time is right. 
This is from all of us.

Avatar: Whoa. That's quite a ring.

Ryoma: Indeed. The four of us had it made for you a long time ago. We vowed 
to give it to you upon our eventual reunion. And here you are, safely 
returned to us.

Avatar: Ryoma... I'm so glad to be a part of this family. Thank you!

Ryoma: And we are happy to have you. Our ties can only grow stronger as we 
move forward! 
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B1. Takumi C

Avatar: Hello, Takumi.

Takumi: ...

Avatar: Takumi? I said hello.

Takumi: Yeah, I heard you. Do you need something?

Avatar: Well, I guess I don't NEED anything, but I was hoping we could 
chat...or something.

Takumi: Yeah, the thing is...I'm busy right now. Practicing. Can't you see?

Avatar: Yes, I can see that. But it seems you just don't care to get to know 
me at all.

Takumi: You hit the nail on the head. I know I SHOULD trust you, since we're 
siblings. But we were raised worlds apart, so we don't really have much in 
common after all.

Avatar: I see. You remember, of course, our shared history. And that we are 
fighting for the same cause.

Takumi: And YOU remember, of course, that you grew up with the enemy.

Avatar: Be that as it may, surely I have proven my loyalty by now. There's 
got to be a way to convince you... Hmm. How would you feel about training me 
on the bow?

Takumi: I don't see the point.

Avatar: Well, it'll give us a chance to get to know each other a little bit. 
And then, in the next battle, I can more effectively demonstrate my loyalty.

Takumi: Very well. You get one shot at this, understand? If you start slowing 
me down, I'm outta here.

Avatar: I'll do my best to keep up. Thank you, Takumi.

Takumi: Hmph, we'll see. 
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Takumi B

Takumi: Avatar! Your arm is too low. Raise it three degrees! Also, bend your 
right knee another six degrees. What are you doing? Never take your eyes off 
the target!

Avatar: OK...I'm doing my best! Just give me a moment to concentrate...

Takumi: What was that? Who asked who for help? Don't tell me you're already 
whining!

Avatar: No! I can do this. We're at war-I can't give up now.

Takumi: *sigh* Fine, I guess we can take a break.

Avatar: Whew. I must admit, I'm grateful for the rest. It's harder to bend a 
bow than I imagined.

Takumi: Well, of course. Did you think it would be easy?

Avatar: To be honest...sort of. But, that's only because you make it look so 
easy, Takumi.

Takumi: Are you being sarcastic?
Avatar: No, I mean it. Watching you, it looks effortless. But when I pick up 
the bow... I realize that I need to work on my stance, my strength, and my 
concentration. Still, I've already improved. Wouldn't you agree?

Takumi: Yes. You are making progress. But make no mistake-you have a long way 
to go!

Avatar: Of course. So, why don't we get back to work?

Takumi: Very well. OK, get into position, take a deep breath, slowly pull 
back...

Avatar: Ow!

Takumi: What happened?!

Avatar: Sorry! My hand slipped. Oh, damn. I'm bleeding.

Takumi: How bad is it?

Avatar: Not bad. I'll be fine...

Takumi: Let me see. Nope, you're done for today.

Avatar: But I want to keep practicing! This is my chance to learn from you!

Takumi: I said you're done. You can't hit anything with an injury like that. 
And besides...you'll get other chances.

Avatar: Do you mean that, Takumi? I'd be really grateful for the opportunity. 
I guess I'll go get this bandaged up...
(Avatar leaves)

Takumi: Maybe I pushed him too hard... 
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Takumi A

Takumi: Hey, what are you doing with that bow? I thought I told you to lay 
off until your hand heals!

Avatar: Oh, I know. I'm not practicing. I'm just polishing and adjusting the 
tension. I feel restless not being able to practice.

Takumi: You're really getting into this, aren't you?

Avatar: You know...I am! It was devastatingly hard at first, but you're a 
good teacher. I do hope I'm coming along fast enough and not just wasting 
your time.

Takumi: Don't worry, you're not.

Avatar: Really?

Takumi: No. You're actually really talented. And as much as I hate to do 
this...I have to apologize. I've seen your dedication to Hoshido with my own 
two eyes. So, please forgive me for doubting you in the first place. I will 
gladly continue your training as soon as you're ready.

Avatar: Thank you, Takumi. I'm so glad you gave me a chance.

Takumi: You're welcome. Oh, by the way, take this. It's a salve that might 
help your hand heal faster.

Avatar: Great! I've been dying to get back to work with you.

Takumi: Me too, Avatar. 
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B1. Subaki C

Subaki: Haaah! Ahaah!

Avatar: Hmm? You train so vigorously, Subaki.

Subaki: Ah, Lord Avatar. What brings you here today? Were you attempting to 
learn some of my dynamic combat techniques?

Avatar: No, Subaki, I just so happened to see you training. I didn't mean to 
interrupt.

Subaki: No need to apologize! Please, feel free to sit down and watch, if you 
like. My form with weapons is second to none, after all. Perhaps one of my 
techniques will prove useful to you in the battlefield someday.

Avatar: It's certainly possible. I wish I had your dexterity as a fighter. 
Every movement you make is so assured.

Subaki: In that case, why not spar with me? There is no better way to learn 
and improve.

Avatar: Really? Would you mind?

Subaki: Of course not! I would do anything in my power to aid Lady Sakura's 
brother! Besides, I've mastered every class of weapon. Reacting to your moves 
shouldn't prove overly difficult for me. *grumble*

Avatar: Umm? Subaki? Did you hear something?

Subaki: N-no, not at all! You must be imagining things, Lord Avatar... 
*gggrrroooowwwwlllll*

Avatar: Wait! There it is again! Goodness, what is that sound?

Subaki: It was nothing!

Avatar: Subaki... Was that your stomach growling?

Subaki: Of course not. Don't be ridiculous.

Avatar: Subaki, it's OK. You're just hungry! I'm sorry it took me a moment to 
understand. Why don't we go get a bite to eat?

Subaki: No, that's not it. You don't understand. I was just practicing making 
my stomach growl to distract my enemy.

Avatar: Are you sure? Your face is beet red.

Subaki: I'm so humiliated...

Avatar: What? Don't be so dramatic. Everyone's tummy growls from time to 
time. There's no need to be hard on yourself for something so silly.

Subaki: I've always been able to avoid failure in every task. This is an 
obvious sign that my focus is beginning to slip! Lord Avatar. May we postpone 
our sparring session? I need to redouble my efforts. Farewell!
(Subaki leaves)

Avatar: He just ran away. Subaki certainly is hard on himself... 

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Subaki B

Avatar: Subaki! Are you there, Subaki?

Subaki: *munch* Ah, Lord Avatar! Good afternoon! What's your hurry? *chomp*

Avatar: Ahh! So I see the rumors were true!

Subaki: *om nom nom* What rumors are you referring to exactly?

Avatar: Everyone has been talking about you eating so much! I heard that 
you've been constantly munching on something wherever you go. So I got a 
little worried and wanted to come and find you. No offense, but it really 
seems like you can't stop shoving food in your mouth.

Subaki: Oh, don't be ridiculous. There's no need to trouble yourself over me.

Avatar: But there is! You're my comrade. We need to look out for one another. 
Does this have anything to do with my overhearing your stomach growling?

Subaki: Wh-what do you mean...?

Avatar: OK, so clearly it does.

Subaki: Listen, this is the only way to make sure that my stomach never 
growls again. If I'm always eating, I'll never be hungry.

Avatar: Subaki, you can't keep eating like that! It's not healthy. Besides, 
it will just make you get bigger and bigger. Then you won't be able to train 
anymore. I know you wouldn't want that to happen.

Subaki: Oh, don't you worry about me. I've already calculated how much food I 
need to stay in fighting shape.

Avatar: Right... But still, I'm concerned.

Subaki: I never meant to alarm anyone. Listen, if it really bothers you, I'll 
give up on my new fitness regimen.

Avatar: Good. Trust me, it's for the best.

Subaki: But what do I do now? I'd be horrified if someone ever heard my 
stomach growl again.

Avatar: Why are you so worried about what other people think of you? No one 
would ever judge you for something so trivial anyway.

Subaki: I could never talk about that with you, Lord Avatar. Please, excuse 
me...
(Subaki leaves)

Avatar: There he goes again... I'd probably better follow him to make sure he 
doesn't get any other crazy ideas. 
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Subaki A

Avatar: Greetings, Subaki.

Subaki: What is it, Lord Avatar?

Avatar: I figured that you might still be thinking of ways to avoid getting 
hungry.

Subaki: Yes, I am. The problem is, I'm having a difficult time thinking of 
another solution.

Avatar: I still think you should relax. You don't need to be upset about your 
tummy making noises. No one cares.

Subaki: I appreciate your opinion. But I simply cannot let that happen again.

Avatar: Hmm... Fine. Then at least let me help you figure out a new strategy!

Subaki: Huh? What do you mean?

Avatar: If you can't stop worrying about this, I'd love to help you discover 
a solution. There's no reason to torture yourself by overthinking it.

Subaki: I couldn't possibly ask that of you!

Avatar: I was with you when this all started. I should help you see this 
problem through to the end.

Subaki: Lord Avatar... Fine. But only because you're so insistent. I-I've 
never had someone behave like that toward me before.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Subaki: You may not know this about me, but I can't stand to fail in front of 
people. My goal in life is to achieve perfection in every possible way. 
Though it's wildly painful to admit, even I sometimes make a mistake. But I 
never know what to do when that occurs.

Avatar: Really?

Subaki: Yes. But like I said, this very, very rarely happens to me.

Avatar: I know that it's hard to be vulnerable around other people. But I 
promise, I'm not going to make fun of you. I just want to assist you.

Subaki: I'm no good at getting help when I need it. That's the problem with 
seeking perfection. You always feel like you have to do everything alone. I 
have to admit that it feels good to get all of this off my chest.

Avatar: Huh. So that's what this has all been about. You just needed a 
counselor.

Subaki: Maybe. So, Lord Avatar... Now that you understand me so well, I'm 
going to count on you for advice.

Avatar: That's fine, Subaki.

Subaki: Great! Let's start brainstorming. I must figure out how to beat my 
appetite. My newest idea was to eat foods that make you feel really, really 
full. I brought a bag of snacks, actually. Let me go get them!
(Subaki leaves)

Avatar: Wait up, Subaki! Well, at least he's not so depressed now. 
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B1. Saizo C

Avatar: Hm...? ... I have the strangest feeling someone is watching me... ... 
Hello? Is someone there...? S-Saizo?! I nearly jumped out of my skin... Why 
were you lurking in the shadows?

Saizo: Hmph...took you long enough to notice. If this was the battlefield, 
you'd be dead.

Avatar: What?! Why would I be looking over my shoulder here in camp? And what 
in the world were you doing spying on me?

Saizo: Keeping a very close eye on you.

Avatar: Huh?

Saizo: It wasn't long ago that you lived as royalty of Nohr. How convenient 
that we should be drawn into your orbit now. The moment you try anything, 
I'll be the first to know.

Avatar: Except you won't, because I'm not going to try anything! My brother 
didn't put you up to this, did he?

Saizo: Hmph. This has nothing to do with Lord Ryoma. I'm doing it on my own 
initiative. Though we fight side by side at times, I'm not prepared to trust 
you yet.

Avatar: I see.

Saizo: If you take even one step out of line, I will act accordingly. 
Remember that before you get any cute ideas.

Avatar: I never intended to. Isn't there anything I can do to win your trust?

Saizo: Prove yourself to me. I'm keeping thorough surveillance notes on you, 
you know.

Avatar: Yes, the "Surveillance Notes-Avatar" on your notebook suggested as 
much. Do you...keep books like this on a lot of our soldiers?

Saizo: That's classified. All you need to know is that I'm watching you. 
Always.

Avatar: Even when-

Saizo: ESPECIALLY then.
(Saizo leaves)

Avatar: Saizo, wait! OK, I can't see you, but you're not gone, right? You're 
still watching? Saizo...? Gods, this is going to be difficult. 
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Saizo B

Avatar: Ugh...I can feel his eyes on me again. Saizo, are you always this 
vigilant when it comes to me? Don't you get tired? I know I get exhausted, 
being under constant watch. No response? Nothing? *sigh*...

Saizo: ...

Avatar: Ah, but enough bellyaching. I need to get these things inside. I just 
wish they weren't so heavy. One...two... Nrrghh!

Saizo: All right.

Avatar: Gah! Warn me next time, Saizo!

Saizo: I don't make a habit of advertising my presence. You should learn to 
sense it. Something seems wrong, though. You've been looking pale and 
fatigued lately. Not that we really need you, but... I worry that you'll drag 
the others down if you try to fight in that condition.

Avatar: Oh, haha...sorry. I'm just tired out from looking over my shoulder 
all the time.

Saizo: What?

Avatar: You still don't trust me, do you?

Saizo: You've given me no reason to. I'm sure you'd love for me to stop 
watching you, but I know better. I have one eye, and it's staying fixed 
directly on you. ...Though I'm forced to admit this is a problem I can't 
overlook.

Avatar: What problem? What are you talking about?! Whoa!

Saizo: Quiet. Where do you need these?

Avatar: Those are my things! I can carry them perfectly well myself.

Saizo: That's not what I saw. You are, however tenuously, an ally. I'm not so 
cruel as to let you lug these around by yourself. It is dishonorable to turn 
a blind eye to one in need of help. Are you impugning my honor?

Avatar: N-not at all... Thank you, Saizo.

Saizo: Don't think this means you're off the hook. More importantly, hurry 
and tell me where this trunk goes.

Avatar: Oh, er...that shed over there.

Saizo: Understood. This will only take a moment...
(Saizo leaves)

Avatar: Was he in such a hurry to leave because he was embarrassed...? Hah. 
Saizo, embarrassed... There's a mental picture for you. 
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Saizo A

Avatar: Saizoooooo! Helloooooo? If you're watching, come out so we can talk!

Saizo: ...

Avatar: SAIIIIIIIIIIIZOOOOOOO!

Saizo: What do you think you're doing? Don't give my presence away like that.

Avatar: Ah, hello, Saizo. I knew you couldn't be far off.

Saizo: What are you playing at, calling upon your watchman? This is very 
irregular.

Avatar: I'm not playing at anything. I just never had the chance to thank you 
for carrying my things. To remedy that, I brought some mint candies. Would 
you like one?

Saizo: C-candies...

Avatar: Is something wrong?

Saizo: I don't need your sweets! Eat them yourself.

Avatar: S-sorry... I had no idea. I thought you might like them, but clearly 
I don't know you very well. My apologies, Saizo. I'll find someone else to 
share them with.

Saizo: Stop biting your lip that way. You're making me feel guilty.

Avatar: That's easy for you to say, but...

Saizo: *sigh* All right. I'll come clean...

Avatar: What?

Saizo: I hate sweets.

Avatar: Really? Oh, come to think of it, I recall Ryoma mentioning that once. 
I had completely forgotten...

Saizo: It's not as if they're poison. They're just not to my taste.

Avatar: If that's why you refused the candy, is it safe to assume you don't 
hate me?

Saizo: ...

Avatar: I know you can't trust me because I was raised in enemy territory. 
But clinging to that conception of me is counterproductive. It may take time 
before we reach a true understanding of each other... But until then, could 
you try to have faith in me?

Saizo: ...Hmph. I'd already come to the same conclusion.

Avatar: What?

Saizo: My surveillance on you is over, effective today. You have free rein 
from now on.

Avatar: Does this mean you trust me?

Saizo: I wouldn't go that far. It just means that I don't think a simpleton 
like you could be scheming anything.

Avatar: "Simpleton"? Don't hold back, Saizo... I'm glad you're starting to 
accept me, though.

Saizo: I still expect you to remain on your best behavior, of course.

Avatar: Of course. I wouldn't want to lose your trust, now that we're 
friends.

Saizo: Friends? Where did you get that idea?

Avatar: It seemed clear to me. Do you disagree?

Saizo: Think what you like. I'm leaving.
(Saizo leaves)

Avatar: Saizo...! Haha, very well. If he's given me leave to think what I 
like, I'll consider us friends. 
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B1. Azama C

Avatar: Ah, what a beautiful day for a walk... Hmm, looks like I'm not the 
only one out here. Hello, Azama. Are...are you taking a nap...sitting up?

Azama: Ah, Lord Avatar. Good to see you. No, I was just meditating.

Avatar: Hmm, I've never heard of that. Can you describe what's involved?

Azama: Certainly. I'll just need you to be silent for a few moments.

Avatar: No problem.

Azama: ... ... ...

Avatar: (This is getting weird.) (Is he ever going to say anything?) (Wow, 
this forest is actually pretty noisy. I can hear all kinds of animals...)

Azama: And there you have it. Meditation.

Avatar: That's fascinating! I had no idea what I was missing out on. I can 
hear the gentle burbling of the stream and even the swaying of the trees. 
It's so relaxing...

Azama: Yes, isn't it?

Avatar: Oh! Pardon me, I realize now that I must be interrupting your peace 
and quiet.

Azama: Oh, that's quite all right! I wouldn't expect anything less of an 
unenlightened person.

Avatar: Excuse me?

Azama: Yes?

Avatar: You know what? Never mind. Well, thanks for the meditation lesson. I 
learned something today.

Azama: Oh ho! I'd expect you learn something just about every day... Since 
you seem to know so very little!

Avatar: Seriously?

Azama: But I do think it's great that you're trying to learn new things.

Avatar: What?

Azama: Oh, look at the time. I'd love to continue expanding your mind, but 
I'm afraid I have more pressing matters.
(Azama leaves)

Avatar: What a strange guy... 
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Azama B

Avatar: Hello, Azama. Pardon me for interrupting, but I have a small favor to 
ask.

Azama: Ah, Lord Avatar. How may I be of assistance?

Avatar: I was just wondering if I could meditate with you for a little while. 
I've tried a few times on my own, and for some reason it isn't the same.

Azama: Certainly. As long as you remain quiet, you can sit here for hours.

Avatar: Great! I just wanted to feel that strange connection with the forest 
again. The peaceful chirping and bubbling water... Sorry, I'll be quiet now.

Azama: Shut up.

Avatar: I said I was about to stop talking! There's no need to be rude about 
it.

Azama: I mean it. Silence yourself. NOW.

Avatar: Gods! What's that noise?

Azama: Please wait here. This will only take a moment or two.

Avatar: Azama?! Where are you going? What is that monstrous sound?

Azama: And there we go.

Avatar: What is THAT?

Azama: Oh ho! It's a bear, of course.

Avatar: Is it...dead?

Azama: Sadly, yes. It's a matter of course that one encounters bears in the 
forest. Unfortunately, from time to time, it becomes necessary to kill them. 
You know, the whole "eat or be eaten" thing. Isn't life funny?

Avatar: I can't believe you just killed a bear! Was it about to attack us?

Azama: Naturally. That's what bears do!

Avatar: Well, thank you for protecting me.

Azama: Oh, please. It was nothing. I'm just happy that we've been blessed 
with this wonderful food source. Now, if you don't mind, it's best to flay 
the beast immediately. That way we can get the meat back to camp and into the 
kitchen while it's fresh.

Avatar: Actually, I kind of DO mind. You're going to flay it here? Right now? 
I ventured out here for some peace and quiet... And now I'm watching a bear 
be eviscerated.

Azama: Ha ha ha! I know! Isn't life wonderful? Here, give me a hand with 
these intestines. They're remarkably heavy!

Avatar: Gods... 
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Azama A

Avatar: Good day, Azama. I thought I might find you here again. I just wanted 
to thank you once more for protecting me the other day.

Azama: Really, it was nothing. You're welcome.

Avatar: And, I must admit... The bear stew that the cook prepared was 
delicious. I also would like to apologize for refusing to carry any bear 
intestines back to camp.

Azama: Again, please don't concern yourself with such trivialities. Apology 
accepted.

Avatar: So, will it be another day of meditation for you?

Azama: Yes. I wish I could spend my whole life doing this. It's a good 
distraction from the ultimate and total futility of war.

Avatar: I see. So you don't believe there's value in defending our friends 
and family?

Azama: Oh ho! That's an interesting argument. I agree that it can be sad when 
another entity leaves this plane of existence. But I am comforted by the very 
nature of the universe! We are all mere manifestations of a much larger 
consciousness, of course.

Avatar: I don't know. Call me old fashioned, but I think this "plane of 
existence" is pretty special. Still, perhaps it IS wise to take some comfort 
in the absurdity of life.

Azama: Yes, that's exactly it! You know, you're much wiser than you look. Or 
act.

Avatar: Well, thank you. I think.

Azama: Now, if you don't mind... I would like some quiet time out here.

Avatar: Oh, yes-of course. I'll be quiet...but would you mind if I sat here 
awhile with you?

Azama: Be my guest. 
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B1. Hayato C

Hayato: *mumble mumble*

Avatar: Oh, hey there, Hayato. Are you writing something? Your brow is all 
furrowed. Why do you look so intense?

Hayato: AH! Avatar?! Don't sneak up on me like that! I almost messed up. Then 
I would have had to rewrite this entire charm all over again.

Avatar: Oh, sorry about that. Say, what exactly is that thing you're working 
on anyway?

Hayato: Well, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to tell you. This paper contains a 
very special charm. I make them for people in the village. They can be used 
for all kinds of purposes. To provide protection, aid a harvest... Whatever 
you need, really.

Avatar: Interesting. I don't think I've ever heard of something like that.

Hayato: Well, these are my own creations. I write a unique spell on each one. 
They are extremely effective.

Avatar: Hmm. So what is this one for exactly?

Hayato: This is for the Wind Tribe's upcoming festival. They really want it 
to be a success. I couldn't possibly turn them down.

Avatar: So you're sending this one back to them. I have an idea! You're 
already giving them this charm. Why not include a letter too?

Hayato: A letter? Wh-what do you mean?

Avatar: There are probably people in the village who are concerned about you, 
right?

Hayato: I am an adept diviner. There's no reason for me to report to the 
village. And besides, I still have work to do. Please, leave me alone. Ahh!

Avatar: You just dropped something, Hayato. I-is that an unfinished note?

Hayato: N-no, of course not! Don't even think about trying to read it!

Avatar: Ha! So you were already working on writing a letter? Why are you 
acting so odd? I don't understand what the big deal is.

Hayato: The truth is...I can't write one.

Avatar: Huh? What do you mean?

Hayato: I've never written a letter before, OK? I just don't know what I'm 
supposed to say! Are you happy now?!

Avatar: Calm down. Now I understand why your letter was only half-written.

Hayato: Will you show me how to finish it, Avatar?

Avatar: Huh? How can I help?

Hayato: You're the one who's been encouraging me to write. So come on, help 
me. It's basically your responsibility now. And it has to be a great one!

Avatar: That's a strange way to ask someone for a favor, Hayato. But I 
suppose helping you out is probably the right thing to do.

Hayato: Of course it is. Let's get to work!

Avatar: OK! 
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Hayato B

Hayato: Avatar, what exactly is supposed to go into writing a letter? I don't 
really know where to start.

Avatar: Well you're writing to the Wind Tribe. Perhaps you should let them 
know how you're doing. Have you gotten anything down on the page yet?

Hayato: Well, I explained how to use the charm that I'm sending and what it 
does.

Avatar: That's not a letter-it's merely a list of instructions. Letters 
should be personal. They should let the reader know what you're up to.

Hayato: It has to be personal, huh?

Avatar: Yeah, preferably. Oh, I have an idea. Tell them that you can finally 
sleep after you hear a scary story now!

Hayato: Wh-what are you talking about?! I've never had a problem with s-scary 
stories!

Avatar: Oh? That's not the rumor I heard. But fine, I'll think of something 
else. I'm sure they would be happy to hear about how much you've grown.

Hayato: No, absolutely not! I would much rather write about my 
accomplishments on the battlefield.

Avatar: Hmm, that's not a terrible idea. I saw you take on a whole group of 
Faceless just the other day. You really have been a wonderful asset on the 
battlefield, Hayato.

Hayato: Heh, you think so? That gives me some good ideas for my letter, 
actually.

Avatar: War stories it is. Good luck with your letter! Let me know if you 
need any help.

Hayato: OK, thank you. Say, maybe you should write a letter too.

Avatar: Oh? You think so?

Hayato: Yeah! It feels strange to be the only one writing one. Maybe you 
could entertain me with some of your tall tales? I love to read stories.

Avatar: So you want a letter, huh? Sure, I suppose I can do that.

Hayato: Great! That way, we can see who's the better letter writer. You or 
me! But just so you know, I don't plan on losing this competition.

Avatar: Heehee. Well I suppose that I'll have to do my best work then! 
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Hayato A

Avatar: Hey, Hayato! I finally finished my letter!

Hayato: Oh really? You have excellent timing.

Avatar: Oh? What do you mean?

Hayato: I finished my letter and sent it along with my charm to the Wind 
Tribe. I just received their reply, actually.

Avatar: That's great! What did they say?

Hayato: Apparently everyone in the village was pleased with the charm. It 
sounds like it was very effective. They also delighted in hearing about my 
success on the battlefield.

Avatar: That's wonderful. Are you glad that you sent them the letter?

Hayato: Of course. Clearly my letter went over incredibly well. I'd say that 
makes me the clear winner of our little letter battle, don't you think? That 
being said, I need to thank you. The letter was your idea, after all.

Avatar: I'm glad that I could help. Oh, I almost forgot. I finished my 
letter. Would you like to read it?

Hayato: Hmph, I guess so. Hand it over. Wh-what is this supposed to mean?!

Avatar: Hm? Is something wrong?

Hayato: Why is my name all over your letter? "Hayato has the finest 
handwriting. His charms are the finest around!" This is totally embarrassing! 
I thought you were going to talk about yourself!

Avatar: The thing is, I didn't know what else to write about. You already 
know about what's been going on with recent events. I couldn't think of 
anything else to say!

Hayato: That may be the case, but still... It's not very interesting to read 
two letters all about myself! I know what I have to do. I'll have to sit down 
and write another letter!

Avatar: Huh? What do you mean?

Hayato: I'm going to write a letter all about you! Then we can both be 
totally embarrassed. Maybe I'll even throw in one of my charms for good 
measure.

Avatar: Heh, it's almost like you and I have become pen pals or something.

Hayato: Yeah, you're right. I never realized that I enjoyed writing so much. 
First I'll jot down one for you, and then maybe I'll write to someone else 
too. You better look forward to it!

Avatar: I am, Hayato. I'm sure your letter will be fantastic! 
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B1. Hinata C

Hinata: HYA! HA!

Avatar: Hello, Hinata.

Hinata: Huh? Oh, Lord Avatar!

Avatar: You seem to be concentrating hard on your training today. I couldn't 
help but stop and watch.

Hinata: Thanks for the praise, Lord Avatar!

Avatar: I am a little surprised though. I didn't really expect to find you 
training so intently.

Hinata: What do you mean?

Avatar: Just that...I'd heard a rumor you were more a fan of relaxing than 
training... So, I admit I may have been biased...

Hinata: Ahaha... I see... I wonder who's spreading rumors about me... I'll 
just have to work my butt off to prove this rumormonger wrong!

Avatar: Work your butt off? Hopefully not literally... Anyway, is there a 
reason why you're training so hard?

Hinata: Um... Nope... No...reason... None at all.

Avatar: Hinata, you could not possibly have said that any less convincingly. 
You couldn't even make eye contact.

Hinata: There isn't! Really! Honest! Oh! Say, since you're here, why don't we 
have a sparring match? What do ya think?

Avatar: I accept your challenge!

Hinata: Hehe! That's the spirit! Go get your sword and come back here. First 
one to get a clean hit wins!

Avatar: I look forward to it! 
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Hinata B

Avatar: *pant* Almost there... Just...five more laps!

Hinata: Lord Avatar... Why are you running circles around the practice 
grounds?

Avatar: Hi, Hinata! After I lost to you, I decided I needed to work on my 
fitness.

Hinata: Oh! You mean our match the other day? I wiped the floor with you!

Avatar: Yes you did. I think there are a lot of reasons why, so I decided to 
address them. For starters, I'm going to improve my stamina by running laps!

Hinata: Ah, I see. So you're actually a pretty hard worker, too. I'm a little 
surprised.

Avatar: Really? Why?

Hinata: I'd heard that you spent most of your time in your chambers, when you 
were in Nohr. I guess I didn't think running would appeal to you, is all. But 
you were pretty agile in our match, and now you're running laps... Kinda 
funny how different you are than I first thought.

Avatar: Heehee. I'm glad you got a chance to see a different side of me.

Hinata: Me too! Can I join you for a few laps? Watching you has put me in a 
running mood, too!

Avatar: Oh! Certainly! I don't mind at all.

Hinata: Great! Let's race to see who's faster! Ready, set, go!
(Hinata leaves)

Avatar: Huh? Just a...! Wait! Hinata!! 
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Hinata A

Avatar: Ya! Ha! Take...that!

Hinata: Huh! You're getting better! I can feel the strength behind your 
attacks! So...take this! HAA!

Avatar: Gah! Ha! That won't work this time! HAA!

Hinata: What the-?! Waaaah!

Avatar: Did...did I just land a clean hit?

Hinata: ...Yeah. You finally got me.

Avatar: Heehee. That's awesome!

Hinata: Haha... Guess this means we got some talking to do.

Avatar: Oh? Are you actually going to tell me why you're training so hard, 
then?

Hinata: The reason is...I'm working toward a goal.

Avatar: A goal?

Hinata: Yeah. It's Lord Takumi.

Avatar: My brother? What about him?

Hinata: See, I come from a long line of warriors who have served Hoshido. 
Even before I learned to walk, I learned to use a katana. I learned quick, 
too. I thought that being Lord Takumi's retainer would be easy, too, but...

Avatar: But what?

Hinata: One day, he challenged me to a match. The rules were the same as 
ours. He even selected the katana as our weapon, so we'd be on equal terms. 
He absolutely destroyed me.

Avatar: You lost that badly?

Hinata: My head was spinning, he beat me so fast. Everyone knows Lord Takumi 
is skilled with a bow, but he's just as good with a katana. I was so mad at 
myself for losing and for underestimating him. It was a big hit to my pride. 
How am I supposed to protect him, if he can beat me? What was I even doing 
there? So I swore I would become as strong as him. That's what drives me to 
train.

Avatar: Thanks for sharing your story, Hinata.

Hinata: Someday, I'll be stronger than him, and I'll prove to everyone that I 
can protect him. Him and everyone else in Hoshido!

Avatar: I'll be cheering you on, Hinata!

Hinata: Heehee, thanks. Coming from you, that gives me a lot of confidence in 
my work. I hope you'll continue to practice with me.

Avatar: Of course! 
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B1. Kaden C

Kaden: Arghhh...

Avatar: Kaden, is something wrong? You seem out of sorts.

Kaden: Hrmm? Oh, it's you. Hi, Avatar.

Avatar: What's troubling you, my friend? Are you injured? Or maybe you've 
caught a cold?

Kaden: Huh? Oh, nah. It's nothing like that. I'm just...I'm just so HUNGRY!

Avatar: You're...hungry? That's what's wrong? Haha, please don't scare me 
like that! I really thought something was wrong. I have some candy in my 
pocket, if you want it. It should tide you over until dinner.

Kaden: You're giving me your candy? Really? Do you mean it?

Avatar: Sure, knock yourself out. It won't fill you up or anything, but it 
should help.

Kaden: Wow, thanks! *crunch* *crunch* *munch*

Avatar: Y-you already ate it all?! Incredible!

Kaden: *belch* Ahhhh, that was perfect. It really hit the spot. Thanks again, 
Avatar! I promise to pay you back for this!

Avatar: Please, think nothing of it. I'm just glad you're feeling better.

Kaden: No, I insist! I simply won't rest until I've returned the favor! 
There's gotta be something you need my help with, right? Right?! Come on-
don't hold back! Spit it out already!

Avatar: Awww... You're really adorable when you wag that bushy tail of yours. 
If only I could think of a way... Oh, I know!

Kaden: Ooh! Oh! What is it? Tell me! Tell me!

Avatar: Sometime soon I need to take care of some shopping in town. It sounds 
really boring to do on my own, so why don't you keep me company?

Kaden: You sure that's all you need? Cuz I can do that easy, no problem!

Avatar: Haha, glad to hear it. I'll let you know when the time comes!

Kaden: Groovy! I can't wait! 
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Kaden B

Avatar: Thanks for going shopping with me, Kaden. I had a great time!

Kaden: No problem. Glad I was able to pay you back for that delicious candy. 
So were you able to find everything you needed?

Avatar: Yes, thank goodness. My go-to armor was starting to show its age. 
Thanks to you, I was able to find what I needed in a flash!

Kaden: Heheheh, you made the right call when you decided to take me along! 
After all, no one in the whole world has an eye for aesthetics quite like 
mine!

Avatar: Haha, you're too much, Kaden. Really, though, I was impressed by your 
attention to detail. I wish I had such a keen eye for quality craftsmanship.

Kaden: Yeah, I'm pretty awesome like that. It was so much fun too! You're 
funny when you're shopping and your face is all like "OOH!" and "AWW!"

Avatar: Well, I'm glad to hear I amuse you. Today was a success for both of 
us!

Kaden: Sure was! So would you say my debt has been paid now?

Avatar: Oh, absolutely. Thanks again!

Kaden: Anytime! Man, it feels great to finally be appreciated. Oh, that 
reminds me. I forgot to buy that thing before we left...

Avatar: What's that? Did you forget something?

Kaden: Huh? Oh, nothing. Don't mind me. I was just thinking out loud.

Avatar: Um, OK, if you say so.

Kaden: Hey, do you think we could hang out again sometime soon? There's 
something I want to show you!

Avatar: Sure thing. Anytime.

Kaden: Heheh, that's a promise! See ya later, Avatar! La dee da dee daaa ?
(Kaden leaves)

Avatar: That Kaden. What a character! I wonder what he wants to show me... 
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Kaden A

Kaden: There you are, Avatar!

Avatar: Hello, Kaden!

Kaden: I'm glad I found you. I have that thing I wanted to show you right 
here. Tada!

Avatar: Oooh, it's... Wait, what is it? It looks like some sort 
of...miniature telescope?

Kaden: Huh? You mean you've really never seen one of these before? Well, then 
I'm extra glad I bought this! It's a kaleidoscope! They're amazing.

Avatar: A ka-lie-do-scope? What's it do?

Kaden: You see this hole here? Peek through it, and then rotate the whole 
thing.

Avatar: OK, I'll give it a shot. Oh my. Wow! All those colors and shapes are 
stunning. It's beautiful! This is really something else!

Kaden: Isn't it? I adore these things. I've always wanted one to call my own. 
I found this one when we were out shopping together.

Avatar: Huh, really? But I don't remember seeing you buy anything that day.

Kaden: Heheh, that's because I was too busy watching you shop. You're so fun! 
I didn't buy it then, but I just couldn't resist going back for it. I had a 
feeling you'd like it too, which was all the more reason I needed it!

Avatar: That's very kind of you, Kaden. Thanks for thinking of me!

Kaden: I'm just glad you like it as much as I thought you would!

Avatar: I've never seen anything so pretty. Is it OK if I try it again?

Kaden: Sure! In fact, you can keep it if you want to!

Avatar: Oh no, I couldn't do that! If you'll just let me look at it now and 
then, I'll be happy.

Kaden: Are you sure? Well, I guess that way we'll be able to enjoy it 
together. OK, it's settled! Please drop by anytime you feel like using it 
again!

Avatar: I will. Thanks! 
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B1. Xander C

Xander: Hya! Hah! Hyaaa!!

Avatar: *yawn* Xander? You're not still training are you? You should get some 
rest.

Xander: Hm? Ah, Avatar. Thank you for your concern, but I haven't a moment to 
lose. I must keep improving my sword technique for the glory of Nohr. As 
crown prince, it is my responsibility to be as strong as I can for our 
people.

Avatar: Ha ha, even after all these years, you're still the same Xander.

Xander: Oh? How so?

Avatar: Remember when I was little, and I'd get so lonely in the Northern 
Fortress? You'd always come stay with me until I got sleepy and then go train 
late into the night.

Xander: You knew about that? But how?

Avatar: I could see you from my window. After you left, I always watched you 
train for a bit. It's a little embarrassing, but I'd even try to imitate how 
you swung your sword. I thought if I matched your movements, maybe one day I 
could be as strong as you.

Xander: I had no idea.

Avatar: I was always afraid if I told you about it, you might train 
elsewhere. Wow, thinking about all that is making me really nostalgic. Such 
great memories. You know...we've been so busy, we haven't had a chance to 
train together in a while. Um, if you're not too busy, maybe we could 
practice sword swinging like old times...

Xander: That's the best idea I've heard all day. But it can't be like old 
times. This time, you and I shall train side by side. No more lonely Northern 
Fortress for you.

Avatar: Ha ha, great! I'll grab my blade! 
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Xander B

Xander: Hyaaa! Hah!

Avatar: At it again, Xander? Don't you ever sleep?

Xander: If I train while my enemies are sleeping, I shall always have the 
advantage.

Avatar: Mind if I join in? I had a great time training with you the other 
day.

Xander: I am always happy to have such a capable fighter aid me in my 
practice. ...

Avatar: Is something the matter? I understand if you'd prefer to be alone 
right now...

Xander: Oh no, not at all. I was just thinking about what you said the other 
day.

Avatar: What about it?

Xander: Exactly how much sleep did I cause you to lose because of my 
training? Thinking back, I recall how hard it was to get you up in the 
morning. Am I to blame?

Avatar: Ha ha, don't be silly. It's true I stayed up to watch, but it 
actually helped me sleep. Some people need to hear the ocean waves to lull 
themselves to sleep... I need to hear your powerful blade slicing through the 
night air. It's soothing. I know it sounds ridiculous, but watching you train 
always made me feel safe.

Xander: Truly? Well, I suppose if that's the case I shall forgive us both.

Avatar: ... Um, Xander? Is something else on your mind? You look troubled.

Xander: Am I such an open book to you?

Avatar: You're swinging your sword so fiercely today, with a wild look in 
your eyes. It's the same look you always had on nights when you and Father 
would argue.

Xander: ... You're too clever for your own good, Avatar. I have much on my 
mind, but I have no regrets about the decisions I've made. Like you, I am 
proceeding down the path I believe in, no matter the consequences.

Avatar: Oh, so that's it. Sorry, maybe I shouldn't have asked. It's just so 
nice to hear what's on your mind instead of wondering from afar.

Xander: Worry not, little prince. I have enjoyed our discourse as well. But 
the hour is getting late. Let's finish up so we can rest for tomorrow's 
endeavors.

Avatar: OK. This time I'm going to beat you! 
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Xander A

Xander: Ah, Avatar. I've been waiting for you. I knew you'd turn up 
eventually.

Avatar: Ugh, am I that predictable? Oh well. Shall we begin?

Xander: Certainly. ... Avatar... Did you mean it when you said you prefer to 
hear what's on my mind?

Avatar: I meant it with all my heart.

Xander: I see... Well, I suppose I owe you the courtesy of explaining a thing 
or two. You were right about me taking out my anger at Father during my 
training. Sometimes being crown prince means following the king's orders no 
matter what. But there were times when I felt his commands crossed a line. 
Sometimes it didn't feel like he was trying to benefit the kingdom at all, 
just himself. Having to do things I didn't believe in weighed heavily on my 
heart. Now I'm wise enough and brave enough to stand up to Father. But back 
then... Those were the nights you spoke of, when I swung my blade like a wild 
beast.

Avatar: Xander...

Xander: I never thought I'd tell you that. I always tried to shield you from 
such things. A sword is a strange and beautiful thing... Sometimes just one 
swing of your blade can communicate more than a lifetime of words. Thank you 
for listening, Avatar. Both to my blade back then and my words now.

Avatar: No need to thank me. I didn't do anything but listen. And pry.

Xander: You did more than you know. It's thanks to you...that I don't feel 
alone anymore.

Avatar: Xander... It means the world to me to hear you say that. You saved me 
from my own loneliness when I was a child, locked away from the world... I'm 
so happy to finally repay the favor. It was always my dearest wish to do so. 
If you ever feel like talking, about anything, I'm always here for you.

Xander: I don't wish for you to lose sleep over my troubles...

Avatar: I've been losing sleep over you for years now, ha ha. It's my 
favorite tradition.

Xander: As you wish, Avatar. From now on I promise to let you in. 
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B1. Leo C

Avatar: Leo, could I borrow you for a moment?

Leo: Certainly. What do you need?

Avatar: I was hoping you could help me study.

Leo: You? Wish to study? In the middle of a war? I'm happy to help, but why 
are you suddenly so serious about your education?

Avatar: I thought broadening my horizons might help me protect everyone... 
Now that we're at war, I can practice what I learn right away in a real 
battle.

Leo: The battlefield is not so kind, nor so simple. I'm sure you've learned 
that by now. Haven't you, Avatar?

Avatar: Well, yes, but...

Leo: However! I do think intellectual pursuits play a key role in keeping a 
mind sharp. That can make all the difference in the heat of battle. If you 
truly desire it, I will teach you anything you wish to know.

Avatar: Thank you, Leo!

Leo: But don't expect me to go easy on you. You know how strict I am about my 
studies.

Avatar: Um, I know, but maybe...you could lighten up just a little?

Leo: You ask the impossible. I will be as strict as I need to be to help your 
mind grow. Don't forget, you're the one who sought this out!

Avatar: I suppose that's true... I'll do whatever you ask of me without 
complaint.

Leo: Spoken like a model pupil. Now, let us begin! 
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Leo B

Avatar: Leo! I finished the assignment you gave me on battle tactics.

Leo: Ah, excellent. Hand it over; I'll take a look.

Avatar: So, um...what do you think?

Leo: This is...rubbish. If you positioned your units this way, they'd all be 
massacred!

Avatar: What?! No way!

Leo: You're focusing too much on the enemies right in front of you. Rookie 
mistake. Do that, and you open the door for them to overtake you from behind. 
In this situation, try using a small, select group of soldiers to scout 
ahead. Guide them through here while keeping close watch on their formation. 
If you successfully reposition them like so, see how your battle options 
increase? You could even sneak around here and take out their commander with 
ease.

Avatar: Wow... That's amazing. You're so clever, Leo.

Leo: Not really. This is the most basic of the basics. Honestly, it's a 
miracle you've survived this long.

Avatar: Yeah...I know. I certainly couldn't have made it so far alone. *sigh*

Leo: ...

Avatar: What's wrong, Leo?

Leo: Avatar...you know how, on the battlefield, we all look out for you? Why 
do you think that is?

Avatar: Probably because...I'm so new to all this.

Leo: Precisely. I'm glad you realized as much on your own. That's why Xander 
and Camilla have always paid more attention to you...

Avatar: Oh, Leo, I wouldn't say-

Leo: No, it's fine. The strong are always alone because no one thinks they 
need any help. But that's not true at all. There have been many times when I 
wished... that I had someone at my side, someone to help guide me through 
tough situations. But I'm no longer a child, and I can't get away with saying 
such selfish things. All I'm trying to say is that you should enjoy where you 
are in the growth process.

Avatar: Leo...I'm so sorry. It's all my fault you feel so hurt, isn't it? The 
others have always doted on me so...

Leo: ...

Avatar: You're so talented, Leo. We're all so very impressed by you. We hold 
you up on a pedestal of sorts... but I can see how that might be lonely. But 
you should know that I would trade minds with you in a moment if I could. I'm 
trying so hard, but I never feel like I'm quite good enough to lead us...

Leo: ...Forgive me, Brother. I said too much. We are family, first and 
foremost. All that matters is we have each other's backs. Forgive my moment 
of weakness.

Avatar: It's OK, Leo. I know I'm not as strong or wise as I should be. But 
that's why I need your help. I hope you will consent to keep tutoring me...

Leo: Of course, Avatar. It would be my great honor. 
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Leo A

Avatar: Hey, Leo! I completed your latest battle tactics assignment.

Leo: Oh? Let's have a look. ...

Avatar: ...So? How did I do this time?

Leo: This is...really good, actually. Much better than the last one. Your 
units actually have a decent chance of survival.

Avatar: You think so? Phew! That's a relief.

Leo: Of course, there's always room for improvement. Still, you did well.

Avatar: It's all thanks to you, Leo. I couldn't have improved so quickly 
without your help.

Leo: Too true. In fact, showing a bit more gratitude wouldn't be out of line.

Avatar: Leo! You're the worst, haha. Is that really something a teacher 
should be saying?

Leo: Haha, my apologies. I tend to let my sharp tongue get carried away from 
time to time. Honestly, when you first asked for my help, I didn't think 
you'd be so dedicated.

Avatar: It's only because you're such a great teacher.

Leo: No, that's not it at all.

Avatar: It's...not?

Leo: I always had a theory about why Camilla lavishes attention on you... But 
now I've finally confirmed my suspicions. It's your kind heart. Being near 
you has a sort of unexplainable soothing effect. Additionally, you're so kind 
and eager to learn, it makes teaching you a great joy.

Avatar: Really? You mean it?

Leo: I do. Something about you just draws people in and makes them trust you. 
That's why, despite your lack of experience, you're such a natural leader. I 
thought the weak attracted the attention of others while the strong stood 
alone... But I see now that was a misunderstanding born of my own arrogance.

Avatar: Leo...

Leo: Thank you for helping me realize that, Avatar.

Avatar: Don't thank me. I didn't actually do anything...

Leo: Enough talk. I intend to polish you into the finest strategist Nohr has 
ever known. Scream and cry all you want, but I won't let you off the hook 
until you're perfect.

Avatar: Um, OK...just don't go TOO hard on me. Promise? ...Leo?!

Leo: Hmm. Well, just give me your best and we'll see what happens. 
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B1. Arthur C

Arthur: Mmm, do you smell that, Avatar? It's the sweet smell of justice!

Avatar: I take it from your...exuberance that you just returned from a 
mission? Of justice?

Arthur: I received word that a group of ne'er-do-wells was on the attack. 
I've just disbanded their society of injustice and rescued the town they were 
terrorizing.

Avatar: Ne'er-do-wells, you say? Interesting. Was it a difficult battle?

Arthur: Not in the least! Whenever I stare evil in the eye, evil always 
blinks first.

Avatar: Haha, that's great! Right? It sounds great. Just what I'd expect from 
the hero of Nohr. I really admire how you've devoted yourself to helping the 
helpless.

Arthur: You're too kind, my lord! But truly, it was no trouble at all.

Avatar: But your pants are covered in mud! They didn't hurt you, did they?

Arthur: Oh...that's actually unrelated. I was hit by a couple of carriages on 
the way back.

Avatar: Huh?! You mean to say that two different carriages hit you in one 
day?

Arthur: And after that, the town's self-defense force mistook me for a thief. 
They chased after me for a good... oh, I don't know, 10 miles?

Avatar: Gods, that's awful. You must have been born under a truly unlucky 
star.

Arthur: So they say. Oh! I'm sorry, but I must take my leave now. I promised 
to deliver some much-needed medicine for the village elderly today. Thank you 
for the chat, Avatar!
(Arthur leaves)

Avatar: What a character. I do hope he makes it through his delivery in one 
piece... 
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Arthur B

Arthur: Another day in the service of justice has been completed. Ahh, feels 
great!

Avatar: Hello, Arthur! May I ask what heroic deeds you performed to help 
people today?

Arthur: Today I was asked to help a charitable organization prepare for a 
banquet. I just got back, actually. It went swimmingly!

Avatar: That's wonderful! Good work, as always.

Arthur: Thank you! It was a new experience for me. I was asked to be a taste 
tester. The food I tried was unfortunately past its prime... My stomach feels 
pretty terrible. However, the dishes the other testers tried were fine. The 
banquet was a big success! And no one but myself has to endure this terrible 
stomach trauma, so I'm very happy.

Avatar: *sigh* Poor Arthur. Why am I not surprised?

Arthur: Life is full of lemons, my lord. So long as they're not spoiled to 
the point of being deadly, one must make lemonade! HAHAHAHAHA!

Avatar: Haha, I guess you're right. Um, do let me know if that stomachache 
gets worse, OK?

Arthur: As you wish! Now let's see... What's next on my justice agenda...? 
Hm, I'm actually done for the day! Perhaps I'll turn in early to prepare for 
tomorrow.

Avatar: What are you doing tomorrow?

Arthur: I volunteered to help a nearby village with its fire drill!

Avatar: F-fire drill?!

Arthur: Yep! I'll be teaching them how to put out a wildfire. Should be fun!

Avatar: W-wildfire?! ... Um, Arthur... Could you do me a favor?

Arthur: Certainly! Your wish is my command!

Avatar: Before you do the fire drill, douse yourself in water from head to 
toe. Got it?

Arthur: Um...come again?

Avatar: I want you to completely soak yourself in water before you light any 
fires. Promise me you'll do that, OK? You won't forget?

Arthur: I must admit I find your request a little strange, but you have my 
word! 
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Arthur A

Avatar: Hello, Arthur! How did the fire drill go?

Arthur: Lord Avatar! Just the person I was hoping to run into. As promised, I 
drenched myself in water before the drill. It was a huge success!

Avatar: Ah, thank goodness. I had a bad feeling something might happen with 
the wildfire. I'm so glad I said something.

Arthur: The wildfire? Whatever do you mean? This has nothing to do with the 
fire...

Avatar: No? Then why was soaking yourself in water a success?

Arthur: Well, we conducted our drill by the river. Safety first, as I always 
say! Remembering your advice, I went to the river's edge to jump in before we 
started... That's when I slipped on some mud and fell face-first into the 
water.

Avatar: ... I really shouldn't be surprised. But I'm still confused... How 
was the day a success?

Arthur: Allow me to finish! The river I fell into had some remarkably swift 
rapids. I pride myself on being the best swimmer in town, but it was too much 
for even me.

Avatar: Good grief. Go on...

Arthur: Well, unfortunately for me, I wasn't the only thing fighting the 
rapids that day. It rained heavily the night before, so the river was full of 
rocks and broken branches. Every stroke was accompanied by searing pain. It 
really pushed my limits. However, I didn't lose heart! It's important to keep 
your cool in emergency situations. With the fury of a thousand sharks pulsing 
in my veins, I fought with all my might! Through sheer grit and 
determination, I somehow made it safely back to shore. All of the villagers 
gave a huge round of applause when I surfaced. They said it was even more 
exciting than a wildfire-best show they'd seen in years!

Avatar: *sigh*

Arthur: It's a mad world, Lord Avatar! One must always be vigilant. Without 
your advice, I would have never had the chance to test the waters, if you 
will. I value any chance to grow, so I will surely be coming to you for 
advice more often. I'm quite certain this marks the beginning of a beautiful 
friendship!

Avatar: Happy to help, Arthur... I guess. I'm just glad you're OK.

Arthur: I'm more than OK. I'm on top of the world! You really are my lucky 
star.

Avatar: Thanks... I think... 
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B1. Odin C

Avatar: Greetings, Odin.

Odin: Oh, I didn't see you there, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: Why are you standing out here all by yourself?

Odin: Isn't it obvious? You are witness to a quiet intermission in the play 
that is my life.

Avatar: Intermission? What are you talking about?

Odin: Well to put it quite simply, I'm enjoying a nice moment of tranquility.

Avatar: Ah, now I understand. Why didn't you just say that to begin with? And 
why are you holding that strange pose? It looks exhausting.

Odin: Oh this? It's a unique creation that I concocted myself. This stance 
grants me incredible power.

Avatar: Huh. I've never seen anyone stick out their hand like that. It's 
very...unique.

Odin: Hahaha!

Avatar: What's so funny?

Odin: Well it's clear that the moment has come to unveil the origin of this 
divine creation... That being said, the explanation will take some time...

Avatar: Umm, I don't think I need to hear all that. You'll have to excuse me, 
Odin.
(Avatar leaves)

Odin: What do you mean? Hey, wait a second! Don't leave! 
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Odin B

Odin: Finally! I've been searching high and low for you!

Avatar: Why were you looking for me, Odin?

Odin: Obviously, I must explain the origin of this unique pose in minute 
detail.

Avatar: I told you before, I really don't need all that information. I was 
just curious about the weird thing that you were doing.

Odin: This unique pose grants me extraordinary power whenever I use my dark 
magic. Only a chosen one such as myself can tap into the might bequeathed by 
this creation. I'm sure that you're wondering who chose me. Sadly, I cannot 
tell you. It is a profound secret that must stay locked away in the pit of my 
heart.

Avatar: O-OK... I guess that makes sense.

Odin: Allow me to propose an idea. I believe that you should come up with a 
special name for this fascinating pose. With the perfect title, this creation 
will make me even more powerful!

Avatar: Oh really? I'm surprised that you haven't named it already.

Odin: Inspiration has yet to strike. That's why I require your assistance. I 
feel that the time is right to transfer the naming rights to you. On a cosmic 
level, I know that it was meant to be.

Avatar: What do you mean exactly? I'm a little bit confused...

Odin: Just what I said! You must rename my holy creation! Help me unleash the 
true power within! Just think for a moment, and then whisper the name into my 
ear. It's obvious that people will tell tall tales about this moment for 
years to come. Probably until time itself comes to a halt.

Avatar: So you want me to rename it right now? On the spot like this? But I 
haven't had any time to actually think up anything good yet.

Odin: That's fine! It should be spontaneous. Just embrace the sheer joy of 
creation! Set yourself free, and shout whatever springs immediately to mind!

Avatar: All right... Hmm, let's see... Umm...

Odin: This is such a thrill! I'm getting goose bumps already!

Avatar: Hmm...

Odin: Still thinking, eh?

Avatar: Listen, I'm sorry. Nothing interesting is really coming to mind. Can 
I have a bit of time to think it over?

Odin: Wh-what?! You can't possibly be serious. How could you possibly cast 
off the honor of naming this beautiful pose?

Avatar: I never said that I wouldn't do it. Just give me some time!

Odin: I'm in shock. It's horribly cruel of you to get my expectations up. How 
could you?

Avatar: Calm down, Odin! You're getting all upset for no reason.

Odin: I can't help it! I'm very serious. Please, just think up a name 
already. Wait, I have an idea. Maybe something will come to you if I offer up 
some ideas first. What do you think?

Avatar: Well, if it really means that much to you... Fine, I'll do it.

Odin: Outstanding! We can start brainstorming when I see you next! 
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Odin A

Odin: Pardon me, Avatar. Can we speak for a moment?

Avatar: *sigh* You found me...

Odin: Well of course I did! I've been thinking a great deal about our recent 
conversation... To be perfectly honest, no brilliant ideas leapt forward in 
my mind. This enchanted pose will obviously be talked about for decades to 
come. But the sheer weight of that knowledge is impeding my creative flow.

Avatar: Well that's too bad. I'm sure you'll figure something out eventually.

Odin: Now wait just a minute! Why are you acting so cold toward me? Can't we 
talk for a bit? Please?

Avatar: Hmph...

Odin: We must engage with every single idea, no matter how small. Together we 
can conceive infinite possible names and debate them freely! That is 
precisely the sort of conversation I desire.

Avatar: Sorry, but I um...have to go take care of something. Bye, Odin.

Odin: Quit making all of these cowardly excuses. This won't take up much 
time. Please, I'll even do my best not to wear you out. I'll do whatever it 
takes!

Avatar: OK, fine. I can't turn you down if you're really this passionate. But 
please, let's try to make this brief.

Odin: I knew that you'd never let me down! Thank you, Lord Avatar! This means 
the world to me. When we were speaking before, I felt tremendous joy. Your 
obvious enthusiasm is a great source of delight and inspiration. That's 
precisely why you must be the one who decides upon the final name. So what 
kind of moniker do you think would be most appropriate? Having a general idea 
would almost certainly make this process easier.

Avatar: You just need a basic idea? Hmm... Well it should probably be pretty 
timeless, don't you think? Something impressive, just like you.

Odin: Wait, wait... You think I'm impressive?

Avatar: Yes, I do. You can be a little tough to understand sometimes... But 
whenever we fight together, you're so calm and assured. I've always admired 
that.

Odin: R-really?! You mean it? I don't know what to say... I'm beyond thrilled 
to receive such high praise from you. It's as though a lightning bolt of 
emotion has just struck my heart. Yes, I believe you've touched my very soul. 
With all these feelings percolating within me, I know just what to do! I have 
it! The all-important name has finally come to me! It is a glorious 
revelation. Brace yourself, Lord Avatar! The name of this smoldering pose 
is... Shadow Glitter!

Avatar: Umm, you just named it yourself, Odin.

Odin: Ahh! You're right. I got completely carried away. I'm terribly sorry. 
I'd promised that we would work out a title together!

Avatar: Oh, it's fine. I'm just happy that I could lend you a helping hand. 
In a way, we did figure it out together. I think Shadow Glitter is a perfect 
name. It suits you quite well.

Odin: Th-thank you! Just hearing you say that makes me unspeakably pleased. I 
hope you can still think of me as a reliable friend and companion. I didn't 
mean to get caught up in my moment of divine inspiration.

Avatar: Please, don't worry about it, Odin. I'm just glad that we don't have 
to talk about it anymore! 
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B1. Laslow C

Laslow: Ah! If it isn't the dashing Lord Avatar. Did you need something?

Avatar: Huh?

Laslow: Oh. Were you not staring at me just now? I could have sworn you were.

Avatar: No, I was just walking by.

Laslow: Are you sure? How peculiar. I could have sworn I felt someone staring 
at me.

Avatar: Be that as it may, it wasn't me.

Laslow: Perhaps I was mistaken. My apologies, milord. Anyways! Since we're 
both here, perhaps milord would like to join me for a bite?

Avatar: Um, sure. I guess I have time.

Laslow: You do?! That's wonderful news! With you there, the fair lasses in 
town are far less likely to flee from my advances!

Avatar: On second thought, I think I'm busy. I have to do...not that.

Laslow: Ah. There you are. My dear old friend Rejection. How are you, old 
boy? I'm terrible as ever, thanks. Oh? No, I knew you'd be back-

Avatar: *ahem* Now, if you don't mind, I'll be on my way.

Laslow: Hey! Not so fast! Life is full of twists and turns and unexpected 
happenings! We should approach each day as if it were our last-as for all we 
know, it will be! Just think, tomorrow I could be spirited away-or worse! 
What if you never have an opportunity to see me again? Would you not give 
anything to then apologize for how you treated me?

Avatar: For not helping you harass those poor townswomen all day? No.

Laslow: Fine, fine. I will relent...for now! 'Til our paths cross again, 
milord!
(Laslow leaves)

Avatar: Phew. He's quite the character, isn't he? 
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Laslow B

Laslow: Lord Avatar! We meet again!

Avatar: Hello, Laslow.

Laslow: What are the odds we would meet like this again? Unless...perhaps 
it's fate?

Avatar: Must you do this every time? We see each other every day.

Laslow: Hmm. I suppose you've a point. But I prefer to treat each meeting as 
if it were special. Because it is! We will never meet precisely the same way 
at the same time again. I think we should treasure every moment of our lives 
as much as most do gems.

Avatar: I see. Quite the romantic, aren't you?

Laslow: But of course! And in this spirit of gratitude, I have acquired a 
gift for you.

Avatar: Oh? What is it?

Laslow: It's a special salve with unique restorative powers.

Avatar: Really? Wow! Thank you! It looks expensive though. Are you sure I can 
have it?

Laslow: Of course! I only ask you remember this fateful crossing whenever you 
use it.

Avatar: I will. You know, there really is something beautiful about your 
point of view. Maybe I should try harder to treasure every moment.

Laslow: I'm delighted to hear you're coming around! After all, no one knows 
where their friends may disappear to next. Life is more fragile than most of 
us ever imagine... One moment, a friend is standing beside you, smiling. The 
next, they're gone. And you realize that you will never see them again.

Avatar: Laslow?

Laslow: Hm? Oh! Haha. Silly me. My apologies, milord. All this is just to say 
you never know-you know? It's as true for me as for anyone else. I won't 
always be around, after all.

Avatar: Huh? Are you planning on going somewhere?

Laslow: Maybe. Maybe not. For the moment, however, I am thinking of visiting 
some of the fine shops in town. Would you care to join me, Lord Avatar?

Avatar: I suppose I have- Oh. I see what you're doing. You just want me to 
help you hit on women, don't you? I think I'll pass. Thanks.

Laslow: You wound me, milord. I assure you, I had only the most innocent 
intentions! But, in all seriousness, we should always remember that we are 
soldiers. At war. There's no guarantee that we will meet again with smiles on 
our faces.

Avatar: That's...true.

Laslow: So, won't you please reconsider? I value our time together.

Avatar: Laslow...

Laslow: Yes?

Avatar: How many people have you used these same lines on today?

Laslow: You would be the eighth, milord.

Avatar: I'm sure you'll have a fine trip into town alone.

Laslow: Ah...and just like that, history repeats itself. Oh well... Then I 
only pray we shall meet again! Until next time, milord.

Avatar: Haha. Farewell then, Laslow. 
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Laslow A

Laslow: Lord Avatar, you grace me with your presence once again.

Avatar: Hello, Laslow.

Laslow: Do you think you could find it in your heart to join me for a meal 
now?

Avatar: Yes, I believe I can.

Laslow: Dohoho! Rejected again! Ah, well, another day, anoth- Er, wait. You 
mean you will?!

Avatar: Yes. We never know when next we'll meet, do we? And perhaps next time 
you won't even offer me an invitation.

Laslow: I suppose that's technically possible...

Avatar: I've spent a lot of time thinking about what you said before. Every 
meeting is a once-in-a-lifetime encounter, right? And now that I've come to 
see things your way, it'd be silly for me to say no.

Laslow: Thank you, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: But it does make me a little more scared to say good-bye to people 
than I used to be. When every good-bye could be your last, it becomes so much 
harder to let go. I never thought about it much before, but now it's always 
on my mind.

Laslow: Milord, if I may be frank, I feel that parting is a deeply sorrowful 
thing. If it were up to me, I'd never have to say farewell to anyone. I've 
had to do that far too much in my life... But it is not up to me. It's a part 
of life. And life cares little for our feelings. So it is, I suppose, as 
important to learn to let go as it is to cherish every moment.

Avatar: I agree.

Laslow: And besides! The sorrow of parting makes reunion all the sweeter, 
does it not? And saying good-bye to one person usually means saying hello to 
another. If I had not said good-bye to many people I loved, I'd never have 
met you, for example. I am truly grateful I was able to make your 
acquaintance, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: I'm glad I was able to meet you as well, Laslow. I'm sure the others 
all feel the same.

Laslow: Thank you. Now! Enough of this dreary philosophizing. Shall we treat 
ourselves to a meal now?

Avatar: Yes, I think that sounds delightful. After you, my friend.  
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B1. Benny C

Avatar: (Gods...that's Benny. I've walked right into his path... Don't make 
eye contact...don't make eye contact... Blast! Too late...) *ahem* Hello, 
Benny.

Benny: Good day, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: I'm terribly sorry to disturb you like this. But...er...what are you 
working on?

Benny: Oh, I'm crafting good-luck charms.

Avatar: Is...is that so? Well, again, I'm so sorry to have bothered you.

Benny: You're not bothering me. Did you need something?

Avatar: Well, now that you mention it... Have you ever defeated an army of 
10,000 soldiers all by yourself? It seems unlikely, but...

Benny: What?! Who told you that?

Avatar: I'm sorry! Please don't hurt me!

Benny: Why would I hurt you? Anyway, the answer is no.

Avatar: I also heard that you once tossed a man so far into the sky that he 
never came down.

Benny: That is true.

Avatar: What?! Really?!

Benny: No. Of course not.

Avatar: I'm sorry for asking. Please, don't destroy anything!

Benny: What would I destroy? Anyway, I'm not mad.

Avatar: Huh.

Benny: Are you surprised?

Avatar: A bit, yes. I've just heard so many crazy things about you...

Benny: What?!

Avatar: Oh, now I've done it! Aaaauuugh!
(Avatar leaves)

Benny: How odd. 
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Benny B

Avatar: Hello, Benny. Do you have a moment? I feel I must apologize...

Benny: It's OK. Happens all the time.

Avatar: Is that so? Well, that makes me feel even worse.

Benny: Please, don't. I know that my appearance can be off-putting. And for 
some reason, the stories about me spread like wildfire.

Avatar: Well, to be fair, they are good stories.

Benny: Oh? What's the latest you've heard?

Avatar: That...that you blew on a volcano to stop it from erupting...

Benny: False.

Avatar: That you forged an axe with your bare hands...

Benny: False.

Avatar: That you punched a bear in the face...

Benny: I would never! Who's been spreading that slander about me?!

Avatar: Gods...

Benny: Anyway, I'm sorry that I don't really live up to my reputation.

Avatar: Benny, please don't apologize. I think I'd like to learn more about 
who you really are, if that's all right.

Benny: What?!

Avatar: Did I say something wrong?

Benny: No, I'm just surprised. You're the first person to express that kind 
of interest in me.

Avatar: Well, that's a shame. Because you seem like a nice guy.

Benny: Ha. I suppose I am. Thanks for not being scared of me, Avatar. 
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Benny A

Avatar: Oh, hey, Benny! I didn't expect to see anyone out here. Er...what 
exactly are you doing?

Benny: Hello, Avatar. I'm just feeding some of the forest animals.

Avatar: Ah. That's kind of you. I can't believe that wild animals would let 
you get so close, though... You're practically petting that squirrel!

Benny: Who, Charles here? He's one of my friends. He'll let me pet him 
anytime. See? I've always been able to relate to these animals better than 
humans.

Avatar: That's kind of sad...

Benny: Is that sad? Me liking animals?

Avatar: Well, I guess if you're not sad about it...then it's not sad. 
Honestly, Benny, I just can't believe the reputation you've acquired. It 
doesn't fit your real personality at all.

Benny: I suppose the tales have taken on a life of their own. Anyway, I'm 
glad I ran into you. Here, take this.

Avatar: What is it?

Benny: Consider it a...good-luck charm.

Avatar: Did you make this yourself? Why give it to me?

Benny: I just... I don't want you to die. And maybe this can help you stay 
safe on the battlefield.

Avatar: Well...that's pretty morbid. But also quite thoughtful. Thank you, 
Benny.

Benny: It's nothing...

Avatar: No, it's not. You made this by hand...for me! I'll proudly wear it 
into battle.

Benny: I'm glad to hear that.

Avatar: I just want to see you come out of your shell a little bit, Benny. 
You might not be the smoothest talker around, but you're kind and generous. 
People shouldn't be afraid of you.

Benny: Well, I don't know about that... But I'm glad that you're not afraid 
of me anymore, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: Me too... 
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B1. Keaton C

Avatar: Keaton, how goes it?

Keaton: Hey, Avatar! Look at this!

Avatar: Oh, how nice. A torn-up stuffed animal. What a dream come true.

Keaton: Yeah, look at those tatters! You ever smell stuffing that musky 
before?

Avatar: Don't you think we should try and patch the poor thing up a bit?

Keaton: What? Why? Don't you see? This is A-grade stuff! Look at all that 
moist cotton falling out of the open belly! Those clumps of lint! *sniff 
sniff* And the stench-divine! I love it!

Avatar: OK, Keaton. If you say so.

Keaton: Man, you're missing out if you can't appreciate all this goodness.

Avatar: Really, now?

Keaton: I guess I'll just have to teach you how to see this stuff like a real 
connoisseur.

Avatar: Huh?

Keaton: We're gonna take a look at my treasure collection! Look, touch, 
sniff, and learn!

Avatar: Er, what exactly do you mean by "treasure"?

Keaton: Ohoho! Eager to see the goods, huh? I guess I can whet your appetite 
a bit! Well, just one of my many fine pieces is an embalmed lizard! I also 
have a giant bat corpse! It's huge!

Avatar: Tempting as that sounds, I don't think I can manage today.

Keaton: What, not feeling so good? Well, maybe next time!
(Keaton leaves)

Avatar: Phew... 
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Keaton B

Keaton: Hey! Do you have a minute?

Avatar: Sure. What's going on?

Keaton: I thought today would be the perfect day to show you some of my 
treasures! You ready? You might want to bring a drool rag. This could get 
messy.

Avatar: That's OK. I think I'll be able to contain my drool. Thanks, though.

Keaton: Your loss! OK, so, first up-a spool of spider webbing! There are even 
spots with flies and bugs in it too! Sorta like raisins in a cookie, but 
waaay better!

Avatar: That's...incredible.

Keaton: You bet your tail it is! And look at this: A necklace made from bat 
fangs! Just think of all the different animals whose blood has touched this 
stuff! And they're all still so sharp! See? It's a little prickly when you 
wear it, but I think it feels good. No pleasure like pain! Wanna try?

Avatar: No. But thanks.

Keaton: Yeesh, tough customer. So, what do you think? Pretty cool, huh?

Avatar: Not really. I think I'm missing something. Why do you like this junk 
so much?

Keaton: What? Junk? Well, what've YOU got that's so much better? Come on! Out 
with it!

Avatar: I don't have any treasures, but I do have books and ornaments that 
are dear to me.

Keaton: Neat! I knew you weren't a lost cause! You mean, like, moldy books, 
right? And how much rust have you got on your ornaments? Anything fully 
crusted over?

Avatar: Er, no. Nothing moldy or rusted.

Keaton: So...they're just normal? Ugh. Never mind. No accounting for taste...

Avatar: Sure. But that doesn't mean we can't get along, right? What do you 
say? Friends?

Keaton: What? Who said I wanted to be friends? Sure wasn't me, I'll tell you 
that. I just wanted to make you see how great my treasures were, is all. But 
I guess if YOU want to be friends, I can deal.

Avatar: Keaton, your tail's wagging again.

Keaton: It is NOT wagging! ARGH! 
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Keaton A

Keaton: Avatar!

Avatar: Hello, Keaton. What's going on?

Keaton: Oh. Nothing in particular, I guess.

Avatar: OK. I guess I'll be on my way, then.

Keaton: Wait! I said "nothing in particular"! Not "nothing at all"!

Avatar: Oh, OK...

Keaton: I found some more treasure! Wanna take a look?

Avatar: Sure.

Keaton: Perfect! Look!

Avatar: Oh! What an amazing seashell! It's beautiful.

Keaton: Right? Yeah. Beautiful. No cracks, no smell, no grime. It's just a 
pristine, normal old seashell. Hooray.

Avatar: Hm?

Keaton: What? Got something to say?

Avatar: This isn't the sort of thing that would normally go in your 
collection, is it?

Keaton: Why do you say that?

Avatar: I think I know you well enough by now, Keaton. This isn't your thing.

Keaton: I see. Hm. Maybe you're right. Now that I've given it a closer look, 
I'm starting to think it's not so great after all. I GUESS I might as well 
just give it to you, Avatar.

Avatar: Keaton...did you plan on giving this to me the whole time?

Keaton: What?! Don't be crazy! This was pure spontaneity! I just happened to 
find something and happened to bump into you! And then I happened to realize 
I didn't like it, and you happened to like it! It just makes sense to give it 
to you now!

Avatar: Oh, I see. Of course. Thank you, Keaton.

Keaton: No need to thank me. You just got lucky, that's all.

Avatar: Your tail is wagging like crazy.

Keaton: Oh, that's just...it cramping up! Ow ow ow! Oh man, how crazy! You 
must think I'm super happy or something. What a hilarious misunderstanding!

Avatar: Haha, OK. Well, I'm very happy you're my friend, Keaton.

Keaton: Me too! Er, I mean...as you should be! 
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B1. Shigure C

Avatar: Hmm? Who's that sitting over by the window? Oh! Hey, Shigure!

Shigure: ...

Avatar: Hm. He didn't hear me. Must be caught up in whatever he's doing. Is 
that pen and paper? I wonder what he's writing. Maybe if I get closer...

Shigure: ...

Avatar: Hmmm...

Shigure: AGH! By bellberry's bones, Avatar! You startled me.

Avatar: Ah, I'm sorry. Did I scare you?

Shigure: No, no, it's all right. I just wasn't expecting you. Especially not 
so...close.

Avatar: Right, sorry about that. I was just trying to see what you were 
writing. In my defense, I did call your name first...

Shigure: You did? My apologies. I must not have heard. Sometimes when I draw, 
I get sucked into my own little world.

Avatar: Oh, so you were drawing! Can I see?

Shigure: Oh, certainly. It's nothing special, though. I was just drawing the 
view from here.

Avatar: Elfire, you're good at this! It looks like it was done by a 
professional!

Shigure: You really think so?

Avatar: I do. It looks like the beginnings of a masterwork. I never knew you 
were so talented, Shigure.

Shigure: Well, I spent a lot of time alone, growing up. Plenty of opportunity 
to draw. It wasn't any uncommon drive that made me draw, so much as my 
circumstances.

Avatar: You give yourself too little credit. If anything, being self-taught 
makes your achievement all the more impressive.

Shigure: That's very kind of you. You know...if you'd like, I have other 
works you could see.

Avatar: Really? Yes, I'd love to!

Shigure: Very well. Just give me some time to organize, and I'll show them to 
you.

Avatar: Thanks! I'm looking forward to it already. 
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Shigure B

Shigure: Avatar! I brought some of my pictures for you today.

Avatar: Thank you! I've been waiting for this. My gods...these are all as 
good as, if not better than, the one I saw the other day! Is this one Azura?

Shigure: It is.

Avatar: And this one... Is this a drawing of the Deeprealm you grew up in?

Shigure: Right again!

Avatar: Hm...

Shigure: And this...is a picture of the people who acted as my guardians 
while I lived there.

Avatar: They all look so kind.

Shigure: They were. I know I'll never see them again...but this picture helps 
ease the pain. When I look at it, I remember things about each and every one 
of them.

Avatar: It must be very important to you.

Shigure: Yes. It is one of my most prized possessions.

Avatar: Looking at all these...it seems you prefer to draw real places and 
people, from sight.

Shigure: Yes, typically, however I do draw different things from time to 
time.

Avatar: Like what?

Shigure: In particular, I find myself drawing many pictures of a place I've 
never seen. I close my eyes, then draw, and repeat. Eventually, I have a 
finished work.

Avatar: Oh? That's interesting. And it just comes to you? You must have a 
good imagination.

Shigure: It's not quite like that. I don't think I'm imagining it, per se. 
It's more like I can remember those images. Just like anywhere else I've 
been.

Avatar: Now I'm really curious. Could you show me those pictures sometime?

Shigure: Certainly. I'll bring some by soon. 
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Shigure A

Shigure: Avatar, I brought some of the pictures you wanted to see.

Avatar: Ah, you mean the ones of the place you see in your dreams? Hm...this 
is...

Shigure: Very curious, right?

Avatar: Yes. It's so...abstract. It looks as though everything's...floating. 
What strange shapes.

Shigure: Yes. It's nothing like Hoshido or Nohr, or even the world where our 
castle is. Yet I can clearly picture this scenery in my head, even now.

Avatar: Perhaps it is a vision of some kind. Or memories passed on to you 
from Azura.

Shigure: My mother?

Avatar: Yes. Such things are not unheard of.

Shigure: Normally I'd laugh at that sort of thing... but I suppose it's 
possible.

Avatar: Well, whatever the source, I feel these must be very special. May I 
continue to see these drawings as you make more?

Shigure: Of course. When I've finished the next one, you'll be the first one 
I'll show it to! 
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B1. Dwyer C

Avatar: Hmm. I have the strangest sensation that someone's following me...

Dwyer: Hi there.

Avatar: Dwyer? Are you stalking me?

Dwyer: Not you. Your sleeve.

Avatar: What?

Dwyer: If you wouldn't mind...? Your sleeve... has a little hole...right... 
...there. May I?

Avatar: Fix it? Uh, sure.

Dwyer: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm. There. That should do it.

Avatar: Thanks. I didn't even know my shirt had a hole-or that you could sew.

Dwyer: It was nothing. Less than nothing. Infinitely less than nothing. I'm 
sure my father makes a huge deal out of mending torn sleeves. But I? In like 
the wind. Out like a whisper.

Avatar: So I see.

Dwyer: I heard my father sing your praises. May I...?

Avatar: Er, may you what?

Dwyer: Sing your praises. Nothing would make me happier.

Avatar: I suppose. But I haven't really done much worth praising so highly.

Dwyer: Then I will sing that to the heavens! He has done so little! ?

Avatar: Please, that's not necessary. But thank you.

Dwyer: Now, to make you tea. Now, I'm sure my father has made you tea in his 
buttling duties. But his tea is the water from the pot of your chamber 
compared to mine. Prepare to be carried away on a magic carpet ride of tea 
excellence. Just take a seat over there, if you will, and I'll get the water 
boiling.

Avatar: Uh, thanks? 
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Dwyer B

Dwyer: Hi there, Lord Avatar. I'm ready to lavish more superior buttling on 
you.

Avatar: There's really no need, Dwyer. I've already got-

Dwyer: Observe! A covered cart of pastries! And here the cover comes off... 
Behold! A mélange of muffins! A panorama of cheesecakes! A scone or two. All 
baked for your pleasure. By me. Your humble servant.

Avatar: Oh, Dwyer. Thank you. But I can really eat only one-

Dwyer: Eat one? Of course. That's not insulting at all. Why, I should have 
better gauged the capacity of your stomach. You can eat the rest later. I had 
prepared a flight of teas to match your full course of pastries. But you 
leave me no choice. I'll make you ONE cup of perfect tea. Watch the master at 
work...

Avatar: Oh, Dwyer! That actually smells amazing. What's in that tea?

Dwyer: The finest leaves. The freshest water. Boiled, brewed-and then 
tickled.

Avatar: You...tickled the tea?

Dwyer: Anything for you.

Avatar: But you know you're not my butler, right? We're friends.

Dwyer: ......

Avatar: Uh, Dwyer?

Dwyer: Are you firing me?

Avatar: What? No! I just feel bad that you're going to all this trouble. I 
could never do all this for you.

Dwyer: Don't worry yourself with how to ever repay me. It's my pleasure.

Avatar: All right, Dwyer. Keep the muffins coming. If you insist.

Dwyer: I do. And I will. But I feel like I must outdo myself tomorrow. Ah! I 
know. I will make you the perfect cup of tea.

Avatar: I think this is perfect enough.

Dwyer: That?! That is FILTH. The perfect cup requires mint from a nearly 
unclimbable cliff near here. How will I get it though? It's hardly ever at 
the market in town. Hmph!

Avatar: Well, don't put yourself out too much. Like I said, this tea is good.

Dwyer: Good, eh? I will bear that insult in the best of spirits. Think 
nothing of it. I will get that mint for you somehow. I swear it on my life.

Avatar: Th-thanks, Dwyer. 
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Dwyer A

Avatar: Hi, Dwyer. Can I bother you for a moment?

Dwyer: Do you have to ask, Lord Avatar? No, you don't.

Avatar: I have something for you.

Dwyer: For me?

Avatar: I wanted to do a little something for you. Since you go above and 
beyond for me.

Dwyer: Unnecessary. You shouldn't have. I will pen you a thank-you note. With 
paper I will make from fresh pulp. With a feather plucked from a goose. And 
ink squeezed from a squid. I'll just go do that now.

Avatar: No, wait. I haven't even given you my gift yet, Dwyer. Here, open it.

Dwyer: But these... Are these...? They can't be... These are the mint leaves 
for the perfect cup of tea.

Avatar: You did want these, didn't you?

Dwyer: Please tell me you found these at the town market. Please!

Avatar: No. I had to find them in the wild.

Dwyer: Not atop the nearly unclimbable cliffs! No, you didn't!

Avatar: I did. I have to admit, it was a little scary getting up there.

Dwyer: ......

Avatar: So, you like it, right?

Dwyer: Are you kidding? NO! Who in their right mind would like this?!

Avatar: Excuse me?

Dwyer: You put yourself in terrible danger to get this mint. It makes me 
sick. Get this mint AWAY from me!

Avatar: I...I don't know what to say.

Dwyer: Just to be clear-I've pledged myself to your happiness. Muffins 
galore! Cheesecake beyond compare! Scones, if you must. I'll shine your shoes 
so bright, you'll blind yourself looking at them. And, of course, I'll make 
you tea. But I can't do any of that if you're lying in a broken heap at the 
bottom of a cliff.

Avatar: I'm sorry.

Dwyer: Sorry doesn't cut the mustard. Promise me, Lord Avatar. Tell me you'll 
never do anything so utterly idiotic ever again.

Avatar: Oh. I promise?

Dwyer: Well, now that we've settled that, care for a cup of mint tea?

Avatar: What? But you just-

Dwyer: What's done is done. Still, it'd be a tragedy to let this mint go to 
waste. I'll get the water on the boil right away, Lord Avatar... 
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B1. Shiro C

Shiro: Hey, Avatar, what's your opinion on kings and queens?

Avatar: Kings and queens...? Umm...what are we talking about here? Are you 
asking what I think of King Garon, and King Sumeragi and Queen Mikoto?

Shiro: Them too. But also about, I dunno... future kings.

Avatar: Future kings, eh? Well, no one knows how the war will end. But it's 
reasonable to think that Ryoma will be crowned King of Hoshido.

Shiro: Probably, yeah.

Avatar: Which would make you next in the line for the throne after him.

Shiro: Because I'm his son, right?

Avatar: Well, yes. That's how succession works.

Shiro: ... Seems kinda old fashioned to me.

Avatar: Shiro...?

Shiro: Why should I be king just because I'm the old king's son?

Avatar: Do you not want the crown?

Shiro: It's not about what I want. I went most of my life not knowing I was a 
prince. And now that I do, I'm not sure I have what it takes. A king needs 
certain qualities. He's gotta be a good leader. And I'm not that.

Avatar: Is that really what you think of yourself? I'd say you're quite 
capable of leadership.

Shiro: Sure, during training, or when I'm putting together a fishing trip. 
But that's just a few people. Anyone can say "Let's go fishing!" or "Time to 
train!" Getting an entire country to follow me, like a king should do, is way 
out of my league...

Avatar: Hahaha...you might be right about that.

Shiro: Heh, I'm glad it's not just me. I like the IDEA of being a king my 
father could be proud of. A big leader type. I'd love to do it if I thought I 
could. But if there's anyone more qualified than me, I think they should rule 
instead.

Avatar: Hmm...

Shiro: Oh, whoops. I think someone's coming over to talk to us. It's not 
really a problem if they heard us, but I'd rather keep it quiet for now. 
We'll talk more about this later, Avatar.

Avatar: Oh, sure... 
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Shiro B

Avatar: I was thinking about what you said, about a king's duties... I'll 
grant that you're still inexperienced and not the natural-born leader that 
Ryoma is. But those aren't major problems for a king, I don't think. That's 
what a king has retainers, envoys, and advisors to help him with.

Shiro: That'd be true if every subject was as nice as the folks in this army. 
But not everyone's like that, are they? Wouldn't it be simpler to decide who 
rules by strength instead of bloodline?

Avatar: It depends on your definition of "strength."

Shiro: Oh, well, you know. You can just tell how strong someone is by 
fighting them. It's simple, fair... Every man, woman, and child would get it. 
The strongest person should be king. I think that would be a way better 
system. If I knew I was king because I was stronger than everyone, I'd be a 
lot more confident.

Avatar: What are you saying?! Are you advocating for the strong subjugating 
the weak? Isn't that exactly what King Garon does? If that's the kind of dog-
eat-dog world you want, maybe you WOULD be a poor king!

Shiro: Whoa there, Avatar... I think maybe I'm not explaining this right.

Avatar: Oh?

Shiro: I'll put it another way. You got two commanding officers, right? One 
is this decorated hero, scars on her face and all. She nods confidently at 
you. The other keeps checking her clipboard and looking back at her sergeants 
for help. Whose unit do you join?

Avatar: Er...well...

Shiro: It's not even a choice, right? You pick the one who's gonna get the 
job done.

Avatar: I-I see your point.

Shiro: So my question is... how would you feel about being the next king of 
Hoshido, instead of me?

Avatar: Whaaat?! Where did you get that idea?!

Shiro: No, really, I think you've got what it takes. In terms of raw 
strength, definitely... But you're also generous and considerate, and you 
work well with people. You're much better suited to be king someday. Hoshido 
would be a better place under you than me.

Avatar: Shiro... I understand your perspective on this and why you'd think 
that. And I agree there's some merit to your line of thinking. If you're 
serious, though, we need to put the idea that I'm truly stronger to the test.

Shiro: Yeah?

Avatar: I propose a duel. Single combat. You may use the lance you specialize 
in. That will prove whether I'm really as strong and capable as you think.

Shiro: Interesting... I accept!

Avatar: Good. I'll name a time and a place later. Until then... 
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Shiro A

Shiro: Hraaaaaah!

Avatar: Ngh...!

Shiro: What's wrong? Had enough?!

Avatar: Urk...!

Shiro: Now you'll see how strong I am!

Avatar: Enough! I'm impressed already! Your technique is perfectly 
balanced... You don't leave a single opening!

Shiro: If you won't face me, I'll end this now. Even a blunt training lance 
can leave a bruise or two! Haaaaaaaaaaaah!

(Avatar leaves)

Shiro: What the...? Where did he go?!

Avatar: Right here.

Shiro: Aaah! You got past my defense! How...?! (weapon clang)

Avatar: Hyaaaaaah!

Shiro: Urgh... ... Dammit...

Avatar: Now that my blade is at your throat, can we declare me the victor?

Shiro: Arrrrrrrrghhhhhhh! I almost HAD you!

Avatar: Hahaha. You have a powerful swing, but it tends to go wide. I noticed 
your strikes were creating a blind spot for you, so I aimed for that. It took 
a few hasty blocks against your blows before I could gauge the distance... 
But once I had it figured out, I waited for my chance to enter into your 
guard.

Shiro: So the whole time I thought I was wearing you down was just part of 
your plan... Ugh! This was a disaster! I have to admit... you're much, much 
stronger than me.

Avatar: Then my first command is: Be a good king over Hoshido.

Shiro: Huh?

Avatar: Yes, you're still inexperienced. You're far from qualified yet to be 
king. But it's a big step that despite your status you realized your 
deficiencies. You're not satisfied with divine right. You're actively trying 
to make yourself worthy. I'd say that makes you perfectly suited to be king 
someday.

Shiro: Avatar...

Avatar: Remember, Ryoma isn't king yet. And he'll reign for a long time 
before it's your turn. You have time to grow into the role. When the day 
comes, you'll be a great king. So give yourself more credit.

Shiro: Hmm... When you put it like that, how can I refuse? After all, my 
original plan was to follow the orders of whoever's stronger. So if you're 
saying I can be king...then that's what I'll be!

Avatar: Someday you'll see that there's no one better suited to lead Hoshido 
than you. And when that time comes, I hope I'll be there to support you.

Shiro: Yeah...that'd be great, Avatar...! 
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B1. Kiragi C

Avatar: Do dee do da da dee-la ? Tum te dum de bum boo-ba.

Kiragi: YAHHHHH!

Avatar: Wh-what in the blazes?! BACK, FIEND!

Kiragi: Don't attack! It's just me! Kiragi! Did I scare ya?

Avatar: Yes! Yes you did! Where on earth did you come from?! There's not even 
anywhere to hide in here!

Kiragi: Heehee. There are plenty of places to hide if you know where to look. 
For example, there's a foot of space between the ceiling and the bookshelves. 
If you can climb up fast enough without toppling them, it's a great spot! And 
if you're in a corner, you can brace yourself against the walls near the 
ceiling!

Avatar: You what?! That sounds like the sort of thing only ninja can do...

Kiragi: Totally, right? I'm probably a world champ hide-and-seeker!

Avatar: Hide-and-seek, huh? That takes me back. I used to play it a lot when 
I was younger.

Kiragi: Really?

Avatar: Yeah. I wasn't allowed outside much, but the Northern Fortress was 
pretty big. There were plenty of places to hide.

Kiragi: Oh! Oh! How about you play hide-and-seek with me sometime? We could 
play in the forest! I'll even be "it" first!

Avatar: You want to play outside? I mean, I don't mind, but there are so many 
places to hide in the forest. Wouldn't you be at a disadvantage?

Kiragi: Heh heh heh. I might be good at hiding, but I'm even better at 
seeking. I've been hunting since I fell out of my swaddling clothes. I'll 
sniff you out from a league away!

Avatar: All right. You're on!

Kiragi: Oh, boy. This is gonna be fun! 
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Kiragi B

Kiragi: Haha! There you are!

Avatar: *sigh* You're so quick. I thought covering myself in that much mud 
would hide me for sure.

Kiragi: Heehee. All the mud in the world can't hide you from Bloodhound 
Kiragi!

Avatar: Ugh. I'm actually starting to think you might be right... I was 
pretty confident going into this, but I haven't won even once...

Kiragi: Hey, don't feel bad! You chose some really good hiding spots! It's 
just that covering yourself up with all that stuff isn't enough.

Avatar: Why not? What do I have to do to make sure you can't see me?

Kiragi: I can't. I smell you!

Avatar: S-smell me?! But I just bathed this morning! I swear!

Kiragi: I know. I can smell the soap on you.

Avatar: What? Even under all that mud? How?!

Kiragi: My nose is wayyyyy more sensitive than most people's. Although even 
if that weren't the case, you still make too much noise, Avatar.

Avatar: Ugh...yeah, yeah, I know. Whenever I hear you getting close, I get 
nervous and start shaking. I can't help it!

Kiragi: I know, but staying still is the key to hiding. You just gotta try 
harder! My ears are almost as gifted as my nose, so if you can't do better, 
you'll never win!

Avatar: Haha. Maybe I should just accept defeat while I still have some 
dignity left. You have keener senses than half the animals in this forest! 
There's no way I can hide from you.

Kiragi: Nuh-uh! Here, to tell you the truth, your biggest giveaway is 
something else. If you can fix that, you might actually be able to beat me!

Avatar: Huh? What could you possibly be using besides your eyes, ears, and 
nose?

Kiragi: It's your aura. I can sense it!

Avatar: Aura? I've heard of those before. Are they truly real?

Kiragi: They are. Or...I think they are. People, animals...all living things 
have them. And I don't know why, but your aura is larger than most people's, 
Avatar. That's what makes it so easy to find you.

Avatar: So, if I could find a way to quiet my aura, you wouldn't be able to 
find me?

Kiragi: Yep!

Avatar: Then I guess I'll just have to find a way to do that! Next time you 
won't beat me so easily!

Kiragi: Ooh! This might actually be a challenge! Heh heh. 
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Kiragi A

Kiragi: *pant* *pant* I never thought it would be this hard to find you!

Avatar: (Muahahahahahaha!)

Kiragi: Come on! You've got to be here somewhere!

Avatar: (It's been over an hour, and I don't think he's getting any closer.) 
Hey! Kiragi! Think we can call this one a win for me?

Kiragi: (Is that Avatar?) Y-yeah, OK, fine. I think it's about time I admit 
defeat... *sigh*

Avatar: Haha! I did it! I finally won a game of hide-and-seek with you!

Kiragi: I couldn't sense your aura at all today. How did you do it?

Avatar: Well, I tried a lot of things. Facial scrubs, special ointments, 
essential oils... But what did the trick was learning to suppress my dragon 
power.

Kiragi: Your dragon power?

Avatar: Yeah. There's a strange source of inner energy I always feel. Even in 
human form. I never really noticed it until after the first time I 
transformed. I still don't know what an aura is, but it sounded similar, so I 
gave it a shot.

Kiragi: Gave it a shot? How?

Avatar: Honestly? It's nothing too mystical. I just relax all my muscles and 
take deep breaths. Then I try to clear my mind of all thoughts, worries, 
anxieties, and fears.

Kiragi: Hmm... Do you think you could try it again for me?

Avatar: Huh? Um, sure. It might be a bit hard for me to do it with you 
watching, though... OK. Here goes. ...

Kiragi: Oh! Oh! Charred chard! That's amazing!

Avatar: D-did you sense something?

Kiragi: You did it! Your aura just disappeared! It was like you weren't even 
there!

Avatar: Haha. I'm glad to be the one to surprise you for a change! You 
know...this aura-hiding thing might be useful on the battlefield as well.

Kiragi: Yeah! Especially if you need to be stealthy or to get away!

Avatar: Exactly. Let's try practicing this a bit more, then. You up for 
another round, Kiragi?

Kiragi: Sure am! 
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B1. Asugi C

Asugi: *sigh* Why do they always assume that?

Avatar: Asugi, what's wrong? You're muttering to yourself.

Asugi: Huh? Oh, Boss. It's nothing. OH! Wait! Hey, buuuddy!

Avatar: Um...yeah?

Asugi: Ya wanna go into town with yours truly? We'll have a grand old time, I 
promise!

Avatar: Why the sudden invite? Did you need to go shopping for something?

Asugi: No, no. I just heard that a new bakery opened up just outside town. 
They're said to have the most amazing cheesecakes in the land. And I've been 
looking for someone to go with me.

Avatar: Sounds fun, but... Asugi, why waste cheesecake on me? Sounds like a 
prime dating opportunity!

Asugi: Oh, cribbles. Here we go again. Why, oh why, did I expect anything 
different?

Avatar: Hm? Is something wrong?

Asugi: Whenever I invite someone to get sweets with me, they get the wrong 
idea. And when I tell them I don't want a date, they just think I'm being 
defensive. The worst part is when they get all twinkly eyed and I have to 
turn them down.

Avatar: So that's why you were grumbling to yourself.

Asugi: Yeah. I don't want any dates. I just want to enjoy some cheesecake and 
chat. Is that such a terrible thing?

Avatar: I suppose not.

Asugi: So I figured I should ask you. I thought of all people, you'd 
understand. Guess not.

Avatar: Haha. Sorry, thought I was helping. I'd love to go eat some 
cheesecake!

Asugi: Thanks! You're a real pal, Boss. I'll just grab my things, and we can 
go!
(Asugi leaves)

Avatar: Haha. Asugi sure loves his sweets... 
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Asugi B

Asugi: Ah! That really hit the spot. I haven't tasted something so good in 
ages. That cheesecake was a work of art! Right, Boss? And the presentation! 
Beautiful! I've never seen plating that impeccable before.

Avatar: That pie was pretty tasty too.
Asugi: Yes! The crust was flaky and flavorful, but not obtrusively so. And 
the raspberries... Not too tart, and not too sweet. A balance rarely achieved 
by even master bakers! It feels as though the gods crafted a divine culinary 
harmony for my tongue alone.

Avatar: Haha. That's an...interesting way of describing food, Asugi. I don't 
think I ever fully realized just how passionate you are about this stuff.

Asugi: I-I wouldn't say "passionate." I just like tasty things, is all!

Avatar: Haha! You're blushing! It's all right. I won't judge. I'm surprised 
you didn't become a chef, though.

Asugi: Eh, we can't all do what we're passionate about for a living. Some 
things are more important. Anyways, you need to learn to appreciate sweets 
more, friendo.

Avatar: I do? I thought I was appreciating them just fine!

Asugi: You kidding me, Boss? You spent more time picking out trinkets to 
bring back home than you did eating! You were rubbernecking like a regular 
country bumpkin, too. I'm surprised at you. What's with all this touristy 
stuff? Ain't that a bit below someone of your station?

Avatar: What about you? You were buying out every sweets shop and bakery we 
came across! Kind of looked like a country bumpkin yourself, if you ask me.

Asugi: Hey! It's not my fault. They didn't have places like that back in my 
Deeprealm.

Avatar: Haha. Trust me, I know the feeling. I grew up confined to a castle, 
remember?

Asugi: Fair enough. It's too bad they don't let you box up any of their 
cheesecake, though. It would have been nice to bring it back and share with 
everyone.

Avatar: Why don't we take them all there instead?

Asugi: That tiny place? We'd never fit! Oh, I know! I'll just make it myself.

Avatar: Make it yourself? How?!

Asugi: Oh, I've got my ways. Now that I've tasted it, I think I can whip 
something up. I'm going to need your help, though. I want to make sure that 
it's an exact replica.

Avatar: Sure! I'll do whatever I can! 
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Asugi A

Asugi: OK. I think we're done.

Avatar: You did it, Asugi! I don't know how you managed to pull it off, but 
you did. Every single treat, tart, cake, and cobbler from that bakery, re-
created from scratch. Even the cheesecake!

Asugi: Oh, hop off. It's not that amazing.

Avatar: You got the tastes down perfectly... In fact, these might be a little 
better. Even I know this can't have possibly been easy. How did you do it?

Asugi: I have some connections that managed to get me a list of the bakery's 
ingredients. From there, it was just a matter of taste and patience to figure 
out the rest. But, of course, it'd be boring to just make copies, so I added 
a few of my own twists. Notice the lemon zest on that raspberry tart? That 
was ol' Asugi's doing.

Avatar: Mm. This really is a remarkable achievement, Asugi.

Asugi: Yep. But I hate to say I can't do this again. I don't want to steal 
their business. Ain't gonna let anyone call me a thief.

Avatar: That's very admirable of you. Now, let's grab everyone and have 
ourselves a party!

Asugi: Sounds good to me, Boss!

Avatar: Seems a shame, though... I don't know when I'll taste cheesecake this 
good again.

Asugi: Aw, don't make that face. I can make you tons of different sweets. 
You'll forget about this stuff in no time.

Avatar: Really?

Asugi: Sure! You're my sweets buddy now. You ever crave some, just ask. 
Course, you'll have to help out some. No such thing as free dessert.

Avatar: Haha. Thanks. I'm honored to be your sweets buddy. Maybe we can open 
a bakery together after the war?

Asugi: Hey now, don't get too crazy there. You're a prince, remember? And I'm 
a ninja. We've got duties to see to. Besides, can you imagine the figure we'd 
cut in a bakery?

Avatar: I can. I think it'd be great! A prince-ninja bakery! But...you're 
right. Duty first. Maybe we could do a bake sale every now and then though.

Asugi: Hey...that ain't a bad idea. I think I'm gonna hold you to that one, 
Boss.

Avatar: Good. I wouldn't have it any other way. 
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B1. Hisame C

Hisame: Good grief! When will my father grow up and stop acting like a lewd, 
disgusting...

Avatar: Hisame, did I catch you at a bad time? You look pretty angry.

Hisame: Ah, Avatar. No, you're just in time. I have a few things I'd like to 
share...

Avatar: O-OK...

Hisame: ...About my father.

Avatar: You mean...Hinata?

Hisame: Exactly. His attitude toward relationships makes me ill. The way he 
fawns over every woman he comes across, you'd forget he was married!

Avatar: It could be worse, right? He could be rude to every woman he comes 
across.

Hisame: I see your point... but, no. Today, he was at the market, and the 
sales- woman flirted her way right into his wallet. He was so busy ogling her 
that he didn't notice the price on anything! Now, we could probably set up 
our own shop. We have enough clothes!

Avatar: Wow. I don't know what got into him.

Hisame: I wish I could say this was a onetime thing, but no-Father does this 
ALL the time! I can't believe we're even related. Here I am, afraid to even 
approach a woman...

Avatar: You are?! Why?

Hisame: What do you mean, "Why?" Do you really need a reason?! Girls are 
intimidating!

Avatar: Hmm... So it seems that you and your father both share a weakness for 
women.

Hisame: Wh-WHAT DID YOU SAY?!

Avatar: Maybe you and your father are two of a kind after all. That's sort of 
cute.

Hisame: M-me...and my father...th-the same? No, you must be confused.

Avatar: Hisame...are you OK?

Hisame: I'm sorry. I need to go piece my life back together.
(Hisame leaves)

Avatar: Hmm... Did I say something wrong? 
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Hisame B

Hisame: Hey, Avatar. Listen to this!

Avatar: What's happened now?

Hisame: I'll give you one guess. It's my father again-my sick, twisted, no-
good father!

Avatar: Wow. Calm down, Hisame. You're losing your cool!

Hisame: Y-you're right. Sorry about that.

Avatar: ...Well?! Are you going to tell me what happened this time?

Hisame: So Father decided to round up a bunch of friends and hold a sword-
fighting class...

Avatar: That sounds really nice of him.

Hisame: Sure... Except all of his students were girls! That would've been 
fine if he hadn't felt the need to show them how to hold a sword... He kept 
wrapping his arms around them from behind, grinning like an idiot!

Avatar: It sounds like you're being a little harsh... In your book, you 
wouldn't want your father to talk to women-any women at all, right?

Hisame: W-well, not like that! Why can't he be more like a proud, dignified 
warrior?

Avatar: I see what's going on here. We call this "hero worship."

Hisame: What?!

Avatar: You clearly love your father so much you can't accept his less-than-
perfect behavior. Maybe that's your problem with women too... They are always 
catching you off guard.

Hisame: It's an interesting theory.

Avatar: I am very touched by how much you love and respect your parents.

Hisame: OK, now you're just messing with me again.
(Avatar leaves)
Hisame: Yeah... You better run! ...Even if you might be right. 
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Hisame A

Avatar: You seem a little down, Hisame. You're not still thinking about your 
father, are you?

Hisame: Actually, yes...

Avatar: I think you're taking this whole thing way too seriously.

Hisame: But it's a serious problem! Do you think a weakness for women could 
be debilitating in battle?

Avatar: I don't even know how to answer that. ...Hmm... No, Hisame. I think 
it might be the opposite.

Hisame: How so?

Avatar: You can't help but notice when a woman is around, right? ...And you 
treat these women as people you should respect and honor?

Hisame: Absolutely.

Avatar: In this world, there are a lot of bad guys who are violent toward 
women... Compared to them, you and your father are practically role models!

Hisame: That might be taking it a bit far.

Avatar: Soldiers need strong bodies and hearts in order to protect the weak. 
In that sense, I think both you and your father are model soldiers.

Hisame: I never thought of it that way. That's a nice thought... If only it 
were true! Heh heh.

Avatar: Hisame, I finally made you smile! 
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B1. Siegbert C

Avatar: Siegbert, I see you reading that book all the time. What is it?

Siegbert: Hello, Avatar. It's a collection of paintings by one of my favorite 
artists.

Avatar: Oh really? May I take a look? A wheat field at harvest time... A calm 
ocean... You're a fan of scenery paintings, I take it?

Siegbert: I am, though I like most all paintings, really. I tend to take to 
looking at these paintings in particular after a long battle. 
They're...calming, somehow. They help me to relax.

Avatar: I think I can see why.

Siegbert: You're more than welcome to borrow the book, if you'd like.

Avatar: That'd be wonderful! Are you sure you won't miss it?

Siegbert: Not at all-I have a decent collection of others that I can look at 
in the meantime.

Avatar: Then I'll take you up on your kind offer. Thank you!

Siegbert: The pleasure is all mine.

Avatar: This does have me wondering, though... Do you ever paint your own 
paintings?

Siegbert: It's...just a hobby. Growing up, I received instruction in all of 
the various arts.

Avatar: Talented with a brush and a sword... You're definitely Xander's son.

Siegbert: My father did make sure that my tutors covered a wide range of 
subjects. I do my best to show him that I appreciate the balanced education.

Avatar: You have nothing to worry about there, Siegbert.

Siegbert: Thank you, Avatar. 
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Siegbert B

Siegbert: Hrmmm...

Avatar: Ah, Siegbert! There you are. I wanted to return the book I borrowed 
the other day.

Siegbert: Oh! How did you like it?

Avatar: It was lovely! Each picture was prettier than the last.

Siegbert: If you liked that one, I'm sure you'll enjoy some of the others I 
have. I'll bring them by sometime.

Avatar: Thank you! I'd love to see them.

Siegbert: ...

Avatar: Is something wrong, Siegbert? You seem to be a bit preoccupied.

Siegbert: Ah, I apologize. I've just found myself consumed by some things 
lately.

Avatar: You know that I'm always available to talk, if you need to.

Siegbert: That's very kind of you... Perhaps I could take you up on that 
offer? Right now?

Avatar: Certainly!

Siegbert: Do you think I am of any use here?

Avatar: What do you mean?

Siegbert: I'm worried that I am not living up to my potential, as my father's 
son. On second thought, forget I said anything. I won't fix anything by 
whining. Any time I spend worrying would be much better used working toward a 
solution. I'm sure that's what my father does, so I should follow his 
example...

Avatar: Siegbert, sometimes it's good to stop and worry for a little bit.

Siegbert: But I'm sure my father never lets his issues slow him down...

Avatar: Knowing Xander, that could very well be true, but... You are not your 
father, Siegbert. You don't have to be exactly like him. Why not take time to 
worry over things?

Siegbert: Are you sure?

Avatar: I'm positive.

Siegbert: Thank you. It's...comforting to hear someone say that. This is the 
first time I've ever talked about my worries with anyone. There's something 
about you that makes it easier, Avatar. I'm glad we met. 
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Siegbert A

Siegbert: Pardon me, Avatar. Could I have a moment of your time?

Avatar: Sure. What do you need?

Siegbert: Well... Hah, this is requiring a bit more courage than I thought...

Avatar: The way you say that makes me worry...

Siegbert: I'm sorry! I didn't mean to! *whew* All right. You just...have to 
promise me you won't laugh.

Avatar: Now why would I ever laugh at you, Siegbert?

Siegbert: I don't know, Avatar! I'm not used to showing weakness in front of 
others... I wanted to...show you this...

Avatar: A...picture? It certainly has a lot of character. Is this something 
you drew yourself?

Siegbert: ...Yes. But I'm a little ashamed with how it turned out. I thought 
though, since you enjoyed the book I shared with you... You might like to see 
one of my drawings, sort of inspired by it.

Avatar: This is everyone sitting around a bonfire, right? I think it's pretty 
charming, really.

Siegbert: Do you really?! I feel like I can't draw the way I really want to 
yet...

Avatar: Just looking at this picture, I can feel warm feelings bubbling up 
inside me.

Siegbert: You're too kind, Avatar. Thank you. Talking to you really helps, 
you know? I already feel like it's not such a bad thing to show my weaknesses 
to other people. I've been very focused on living up to my father's 
greatness. Knowing that I'll be king someday, I want to do everything to make 
Father proud.

Avatar: Siegbert...

Siegbert: But I realize, just like you said, that I don't need to be like 
him. Your words have really lifted my spirits. So, even though it's a very 
early picture... I wanted you to see what I can do. I wanted you to see me as 
I am.

Avatar: Thank you.

Siegbert: Avatar, I hope that I can continue to be vulnerable with you. I 
would really appreciate it.

Avatar: Of course. I'm here for you, Siegbert, in any way you need me.

Siegbert: Thanks. 
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B1. Forrest C

Forrest: Oh, Avatar. Good afternoon, sir.

Avatar: Hello there, Forrest.

Forrest: Oh, my. There's a thread loose on your shirt... Let me take care of 
that for you. There. All better.

Avatar: Thanks. ...

Forrest: I-is something the matter with my face? You're staring quite 
intently at it...

Avatar: Sorry, I didn't mean to be rude. It's just uncanny how you look like 
a young lady. An adorable young lady, at that.

Forrest: Adorable? What a sweet thing to say.

Avatar: Forrest, can I ask you something personal?

Forrest: Of course. I'm an open book, sir.

Avatar: I've never met anyone like you, and I'm curious: Do you prefer boys 
or girls?

Forrest: *giggle* Romantically speaking, you mean? Girls, exclusively. I 
can't imagine why you would have been confused on that point.

Avatar: Hahaha, sorry. Maybe it was a strange question. But it seems to me 
that if you walked around with your sweetheart... Well, you might get some 
funny looks from people who don't know you.

Forrest: Avatar, I get funny looks even when I walk around all on my 
lonesome. Whether I've a paramour on my arm doesn't change things for me 
appreciably.

Avatar: Oh. Right, of course... I swear, I didn't mean anything by that...

Forrest: *giggle* I'm teasing you. Sorry if I went overboard with it.

Avatar: Oh...haha...hah. A joke! Of course! I need to get my act together... 
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Forrest B

Forrest: Avatar!

Avatar: You certainly seem pleased today, Forrest.

Forrest: *giggle* Is it that obvious?

Avatar: Having a good day, then?

Forrest: Yes! Just look at this!

Avatar: A bracelet? That ironwork flower looks like it took some expertise.

Forrest: Doesn't it, though? It's divine. I saw it at the market, and it was 
love at first sight. I didn't think twice before opening my purse strings.

Avatar: You're really wild about anything cute, aren't you?

Forrest: ...

Avatar: Forrest? I didn't offend you, did I?

Forrest: Avatar...do you think I'm strange? Because of my interests and 
clothing, that is. It's not that I consider myself to be a girl. Far from it. 
But I see darling things such as this bracelet, and my heart simply melts. I 
wear what I feel most comfortable in, but I know your upbringing 
was...sheltered.

Avatar: Everyone has unique tastes. I don't think that makes you strange at 
all.

Forrest: ...You mean that?

Avatar: I do. Besides, you really do look fantastic in those clothes. I think 
it would be a tragedy if you stopped wearing them.

Forrest: Avatar...thank you very much. I am comfortable as I am, but I wanted 
to make sure you weren't troubled.

Avatar: Not in the least.

Forrest: Hmm...

Avatar: Hm?

Forrest: Then why are you ogling me again?

Avatar: What?! No, I-I wasn't...!

Forrest: *giggle* I was teasing again. Relax.

Avatar: Ugh... Why am I always so gullible around you...? 
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Forrest A

Forrest: ...

Avatar: Forrest? Is something the matter?

Forrest: What makes you think anything's wrong?

Avatar: Your usual cheer is nowhere on display, is all.

Forrest: It's nothing...

Avatar: Your face suggests otherwise. If you want to talk, I'm here to 
listen.

Forrest: ... Very well. I went into town to do some shopping, as I often do. 
The clerk at one of my favorite shops discovered I'm a man and laughed at me. 
I was having none of it, of course. "I dress as I like," I said. "What of 
it?"

Avatar: Good. You had every right to stand up for yourself in that situation.

Forrest: I wholeheartedly agree. But this was a man I've seen many times 
before. We've even chatted occasionally. I thought I knew him, but he turns 
out to be a mean-spirited ignoramus.

Avatar: I see. That does sound disheartening.

Forrest: Quite. And I wonder, who is next? How else will the world disappoint 
me?

Avatar: Don't be disappointed-pity the poor world.

Forrest: Huh?

Avatar: Any world that doesn't appreciate your charms is a fool. The natural 
response to a fool is to pity their foolishness.

Forrest: I'm charming, am I?

Avatar: Extremely.

Forrest: ...Thank you. That's just the encouragement I needed to stay the 
course.

Avatar: That's the spirit. You look great in those clothes. Anyone who says 
differently is a dunce or a dastard.

Forrest: Goodness, Avatar.

Avatar: Hmm?

Forrest: You protest so vehemently that I begin to wonder if you have 
feelings for me.

Avatar: Oh, ah-!

Forrest: Hahaha...I'm teasing again. In all sincerity, thank you for 
brightening my day. I really appreciate it. 
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B1. Percy C

Percy: Hyah! Hrrragh! Ree-yaah!

Avatar: Hey, Percy. Getting some solo training in?

Percy: Sure am, Avatar! How else am I gonna be a great knight like Pop 
someday?

Avatar: That's our Percy. Keep it up, kid!

Percy: Hey! C'mon! Do ya have to say it like that?

Avatar: Like what?

Percy: Like I'm some kinda little kid! I'm a man now, you know!

Avatar: Haha. Yeah, I guess that's true, huh? OK, Percy. I'm sorry. I meant 
no offense. But you were saying you wanted to be a great knight like your 
father, right? You must really like him a lot.

Percy: I could like him without wanting to be like him, y'know. What it 
really is is respect! He's got it so hard, and yet he never gives up no 
matter what!

Avatar: What do you mean?

Percy: Well, like yesterday I saw him go through all kinds of things! He was 
hit by lightning, pooped on by wyverns, and trampled by a horse! And that's 
not even unusual. It's just sort of below-average. Pop goes through so much 
every day, and yet I've never seen him lose heart. For him, just getting out 
of bed must take more courage than most ever have!

Avatar: I...see. His life does sound trying. Perhaps there is something I 
could do to help him... 
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Percy B

Percy: Rrrrrraaah! En garde! Nyah!

Avatar: You're working hard as ever, I see.

Percy: Avatar! I didn't see you there!

Avatar: Is there any way I can help?

Percy: You wanna help me? Really?! That'd be great!

Avatar: OK, then. What would you like me to do?

Percy: Hmmm. I want to practice dodging enemy missiles, so let's see... Ooh! 
Could you throw that pile of rocks at me? As fast as you can? If you could 
throw a bunch at the same time, that'd be best!

Avatar: What? At the same time?! Are you sure?

Percy: Yeah, yeah, I'll be fine! Now let 'em fly!

Avatar: OK, if you insist... HRAH!

Percy: Heh. There...there...and there!

Avatar: What? Not a single one hit you. How is that possible?

Percy: Heehee! Right? I dodged them all!

Avatar: I don't know if you dodged them or if they dodged you.

Percy: Huh?

Avatar: It looked like they only missed you because of how they bounced off 
each other. You have some unbelievable luck.

Percy: What?! Come on! I dodged them because I train really hard! Not because 
of luck! You don't have to be so rude, you know.

Avatar: I'm sorry. I should have chosen my words more carefully. I didn't 
mean to take away from your accomplishment. I promise.

Percy: Heh. OK, fine. I forgive you.

Avatar: So Arthur has incredibly bad luck, but his son has incredibly good 
luck. Their family reunions must be interesting...

Percy: All right! Grab up those rocks and let's go again!

Avatar: Again? OK, but I don't think anything'll change...
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Percy A

Percy: Hrrrrgrepah! Gndlifmrrrjkr!

Avatar: Percy!

Percy: Avatar! Come by to help me train again?

Avatar: Bingo! What did you have in mind this time?

Percy: I want to practice avoiding enemy attacks again!

Avatar: So you want me to throw rocks at you again?

Percy: Heehee! Not quite! I've got a secret weapon today.

Avatar: A secret weapon?

Percy: Ta-DA!

Avatar: Wait. This is a hornets' nest!

Percy: Yup! And I want you to hit it with that stick over there. Then they 
should all fly out and head for me.

Avatar: You're joking, right?

Percy: Nope! I'm going to dodge every single one of them.

Avatar: Are you insane?! No way!

Percy: But I won't learn anything if I don't push my limits.

Avatar: But you still HAVE limits! Some things are impossible!

Percy: Oh. It's impossible? And here I thought it was a great idea... Oh 
well. I'll just get rid of the nest then. *fwip* *thud*

Avatar: Wh-why did you throw it away?! Oh gods! They're coming for you-! 
Wait...wait...no. They're not coming for you. They're com- Oh no! NO! NOOO!

Percy: Whoops! Sorry, Avatar!

Avatar: AGGHGHGHHH! 
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B1. Ignatius C

Ignatius: How can I protect everyone? I must be their shield.

Avatar: Ignatius? Are you OK? What are you muttering about?

Ignatius: Avatar? Sorry. It's nothing.

Avatar: It doesn't look like nothing. You're shivering! Are you feeling OK?

Ignatius: Of course. I'm not shivering. Like I said, it's nothing. Let's 
change the subject. How are you?

Avatar: Well, I'm fine. Thanks for asking.

Ignatius: We'll be heading into battle again soon. Are you prepared?

Avatar: Yes. It's difficult, but I'm always ready to fight.

Ignatius: Do you ever think about all the split-second decisions we have to 
make? One wrong move can be the difference between life and death. I just 
don't know if I can protect everyone. Excuse me.
(Ignatius leaves)

Avatar: Wait! Ignatius! You dropped something. 
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Ignatius B

Ignatius: Ugh...

Avatar: Hey, Ignatius! I've got something for you.

Ignatius: Hmm? What is it?

Avatar: You dropped this the other day. I've been meaning to return it.

Ignatius: Oh! That. I was just going to throw that out.

Avatar: It's a good-luck charm, isn't it? Why were you going to toss it?

Ignatius: Because I'm a failure.

Avatar: What are you talking about?

Ignatius: Relying on good-luck charms is the sign of a weak-willed coward. 
And that's precisely what I am.

Avatar: Shut up, Ignatius.

Ignatius: Huh?

Avatar: It's called tough love. You're not a failure. You fight hard, and you 
have protected all of us.

Ignatius: You don't need to lie to comfort me.

Avatar: I'm telling the truth. Here. Please take this charm back. It appears 
valuable.

Ignatius: I wish I could believe you. Please dispose of the charm, and never 
speak of it again.

Avatar: Ignatius... 
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Ignatius A

Ignatius: No one will die on my watch...

Avatar: Hello, Ignatius. I trust you're feeling better?

Ignatius: Not exactly, I'm afraid. I apologize. I'm a pitiful sight again... 
Sitting here trying to psych myself up.

Avatar: Well, I'm sorry to hear you're still upset. But if it makes a 
difference, you appear perfectly fine to me.

Ignatius: Thank you for the kind words, but my problem persists. I am afraid 
every time I step onto the battlefield. What kind of warrior has feelings 
like this before each and every fight?

Avatar: Ignatius, every warrior I've ever known has felt the same way. 
Including myself. It's normal to be afraid. Fear can keep you alive. Fear can 
protect your loved ones.

Ignatius: Nonsense. A grown man, fondling a good- luck totem? Pathetic. At 
least I've had the fortitude to dispose of that ridiculous charm.

Avatar: Ignatius, you're far from pathetic. You're a hero in my eyes. I'm 
proud to step on the battlefield with you, because I know you have my back.

Ignatius: Do you really mean that, Avatar?

Avatar: Of course. That's why I saved this.

Ignatius: My charm? I thought I told you to throw it away.

Avatar: How could I throw something like this away? It looks old enough to 
have been in your family for generations.

Ignatius: It is true. My father made it for me when I was very young. Thank 
you, Avatar. I've gained a great deal of confidence today. And I'll be even 
stronger tomorrow. That I promise.

Avatar: I know you will, Ignatius. I'm counting on it. 
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B1. Gunter C

Avatar: Hello, Gunter. What are you up to today?

Gunter: Ah, greetings, Lord Avatar.

Avatar: What's that in your hand, Gunter? It looks like a piece of 
paper...covered in black circles on one side?

Gunter: Oh, you saw this? Don't worry yourself over it. It is nothing 
important. Just a relic from the past.

Avatar: A relic...from a past filled with black circles?

Gunter: Just an odd hobby of mine, milord. Nothing more.

Avatar: I see... Honestly, I didn't think serious old Gunter would have any 
strange hobbies.

Gunter: Even at my age, I still hold a surprise or two.

Avatar: It does seem so! Hmmm, now that I think about it, though... I recall 
some of the fortress residents talking about you behaving oddly...

Gunter: Hahaha, you were so young then. How do you even remember that?

Avatar: It's one of the few memories I have from my early years... No one 
would say such things about you now, of course.

Gunter: Indeed, that is true. How much of your younger days do you remember, 
Lord Avatar?

Avatar: Not a lot at all, I'm afraid.

Gunter: It is possible that that is for the best...

Avatar: Gunter? 
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Gunter B

Avatar: Hello, Gunter...

Gunter: Ah, Lord Avatar. What's the matter?

Avatar: I searched my memories and recalled some of what the servants used to 
say about you.

Gunter: Oh? What did you remember?

Avatar: I remember them talking about some of the things you used to do. One 
such thing was wandering the fortress late at night.

Gunter: Ah yes, I recall doing that. What else did they speak of?

Avatar: It had to do with your meals...

Gunter: Oh...

Avatar: They talked about how you'd often request two or more portions at 
mealtime. But you'd never finish either and would end up taking some back to 
your quarters. And despite this extra food, you'd do the same thing the next 
meal, too. So, wandering around rather than sleeping, and forgetting how much 
food you had... It was actually a bit worrying to remember this, you know.

Gunter: There is nothing to worry about, milord. I do not have those habits 
any longer.

Avatar: Really? They've simply gone away?

Gunter: Indeed.

Avatar: Gunter, I get the feeling you are hiding something from me. And I 
suspect it has something to do with that paper you were holding the other 
day.

Gunter: Milord, I appreciate your concern, but there are some things I want 
to keep to myself.

Avatar: If you insist, Gunter... I'm sorry. I feel like I may have brought up 
something I shouldn't have.

Gunter: No need to apologize. Perhaps someday we may talk about it.

Avatar: But not today?

Gunter: Some other time. When we do, it will be a long conversation.

Avatar: Oh. All right. Well, I'll make sure to set aside plenty of time. 
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Gunter A

Gunter: Milord, I asked you here because I've decided to explain my old 
habits.

Avatar: Oh? I'm all ears!

Gunter: You may not remember, but you were very shy when you were first 
brought to Nohr. Because of how King Garon regarded you, you were treated 
like a prisoner. Including your diet. I was charged with your care, but the 
king would not let me improve your situation. I was forced to take matters 
into my own hands, starting with your meals.

Avatar: Wait, are you saying that the food you brought back to your 
quarters...?

Gunter: Indeed. I couldn't stand to see you suffer on third- rate leftovers. 
When you took that first bite of fresh bread, well... I nearly cried at the 
smile on your face.

Avatar: What about your random wanderings around the fortress?

Gunter: I could tell when I would visit you that you were not sleeping all 
that well. Whenever I could, I would make my way to your quarters after 
hours. I'd read stories to you until you fell asleep, then watch over you as 
you slept. It looked like I was wandering because no one at the fort could 
risk the king's anger. They would have reported my visits had they seen me 
come directly to you.

Avatar: I had no idea, Gunter... But wait-what were the black circles for?

Gunter: That day when I brought you bread for the first time... It was also 
the first time I saw you smile since you arrived in Nohr. I resolved to keep 
track of each time I saw you smile. For some reason I can't imagine, I 
decided to do that by drawing a circle each time. Of course, I don't have to 
anymore. You're almost always smiling these days.

Avatar: You know, Gunter, hearing all this... It helps me understand why I 
care about you. You've always been like a father to me, and now I know where 
that comes from. Thank you, Gunter. You've done so much for me. I don't think 
I'll ever be able to repay you in full.

Gunter: I have one suggestion, milord. Give me a reason to draw one last big 
circle.

Avatar: How would I do that?

Gunter: It's simple. Bring an end to this war. Then you'll smile your biggest 
smile yet.

Avatar: All right, Gunter. I believe I can honor your request.

Gunter: Thank you, Lord Avatar. 
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Avatar: Shura! I just wanted to say that I'm glad you joined us.

Shura: Thank you, milord. I promise I won't let you down.

Avatar: I believe it. I had a question for you, though. You don't have to 
answer it if you don't want to. Why did you become an outlaw? You seem an 
honorable enough type now...

Shura: ...

Avatar: ...I understand. Well, if you ever feel comfortable sharing, I'm all 
ears.

Shura: No, wait. The reason is... I needed money. There is a dream I must 
make a reality.

Avatar: A dream?

Shura: Yes. I dream of someday rebuilding Kohga, my home.

Avatar: I see. It must have been marvelous, to inspire such ardor.

Shura: It was. It was a beautiful, mountainous land, lush with greenery. And 
our people...they were so joyous-so cheerful. The laughter never truly 
ceased. In truth, it may not have been too different from other small 
countries... Nostalgia could easily have clouded my judgment in such matters. 
But for me it will always be an earthly paradise... one that must be restored 
at all costs.

Avatar: I wish I could have seen it. You make it sound so lovely.

Shura: That it was. And maybe someday you will see it, once it has been 
rebuilt.
It would only be fitting; it was you, after all, that made me dare to hope 
once more.
If Kohga stands tall once again, it will only be because this outlaw met so 
noble a man.
Which is why I vow to serve you until my dream might be realized.

Avatar: I am glad to know I have such a valuable and steadfast ally at my 
side.I'll be counting on you, Shura.

Shura: Aye, milord. I will not disappoint.
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Shura B

Shura: Hmm...

Avatar: Shura! You look upset. Is something troubling you?

Shura: Avatar...? No. I'm all right.

Avatar: Are you sure? You look like you could use someone to talk to.

Shura: It's just... I am beginning to feel my dream of rebuilding Kohga will 
remain just that.

Avatar: Don't say that. I'm sure you will make it happen.

Shura: I wish I could have that same faith.

Avatar: But you were so hopeful just the other day. What's changed since 
then?

Shura: Nothing. Just thinking... Suppose we do win this war. Even if we 
reclaim our territory, the people of Kohga are no more. Perhaps what made 
Kohga beautiful was not the lands but the spirit of the people. And perhaps 
others, living in the same way, in the same homes, will be...different.

Avatar: I see.

Shura: I could rebuild a Kohga a thousand times as grand, and it would not 
change this.
Perhaps I am simply a child at his mother's wake, wailing for her to return.

Avatar: Shura...

Shura: On some level, I must have always known this. Perhaps I never became 
an outlaw for my dream. Perhaps it was to escape reality. Outlaws only have 
to think about how they are going to survive each day. That life has a way of 
pushing aside one's larger doubts. It makes them irrelevant. But now they 
return to me. And they will not go back to sleep.

Avatar: I don't know what to say.

Shura: Bah. You needn't worry yourself over this, Lord Avatar. Even if I 
cannot hope to achieve my dream, I will still serve you loyally. If only to 
repay the debt I owe you for plucking me from the darkness.Now, I'll trouble 
you no more about this. Good day, milord.

Avatar: W-wait! Don't go...
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Shura A

Avatar: Shura, we need to talk.

Shura: Eh? What's with the serious tone? Something wrong?

Avatar: Are you still worried that your dream of restoring Kohga will never 
be fulfilled?

Shura: Yes. Why?

Avatar: I see. Then Kohga is truly lost.

Shura: What do you mean? My homeland was destroyed long ago.

Avatar: It's true that Kohga is no longer the land it once was. And it is 
also true that many of its people no longer draw breath...

Shura: Yes, yes. And?

Avatar: However, the spirit of Kohga-the spirit you prize so highly-lives on 
inside you.

Shura: Hmph. Kohga's spirit, eh?

Avatar: Yes. As long as you believe in it, its fire will continue to blaze.
However, if you give up, then there is nothing in this world that can restore 
it.

Shura: Heh. You sure know how to make a sappy speech, boy. But you're not 
wrong. Thank you. I will never allow myself to waver again. I WILL see Kohga 
restored.

Avatar: Yes. You will. And I'll do whatever I can to help you, my friend.

Shura: Thank you, Lord Avatar. I will not forget the kindnesses you have done 
me.
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B1. Izana C

Izana: Hello, hello, Lord Avatar! I have a little present for you!

Avatar: That's so nice of you! Huh. What is this? It looks like some kind of 
uniform.

Izana: Exactly! I made us matching outfits! This style is all the rage in 
Izumo! But I didn't stop there! I bedazzled the tunic with mirrors. They 
reflect spells! Now you'll be stylish and safe! I can't wait for you to try 
it on!

Avatar: Whoa! This thing is heavy! I can hardly move!

Izana: Oh, that's too bad. Well, no worries. Here. Try this on instead. Ta-
da!

Avatar: How many outfits did you make?!

Izana: I always say, "You must have options!" Here we have the pinnacle of 
Izumo fashion... The cape! Just look at the embroidery! Isn't it 
breathtaking?

Avatar: Uh...it's certainly flashy.

Izana: Don't be silly! If anyone can pull this off, it's you. Everyone will 
be talking about you!

Avatar: ...I'm not sure I want that.

Izana: What a shame! Well, perhaps this is more your style-

Avatar: Izana, wait! Why are you giving me all this stuff?

Izana: I wanted to show you my appreciation! After all, you saved my life! I 
just want to see you happy, and there's nothing better than a brand-new 
outfit!

Avatar: I guess so...

Izana: Don't you worry, Lord Avatar. I won't give up until I've tickled your 
fancy! So it isn't clothes? No problem! I've got plenty of tricks up my 
sleeve. It's important to be a good host no matter where I am! I treat all my 
friends as guests. ...And I want my guests to feel welcome whether we're in a 
tent or a palace!
(Izana leaves)

Avatar: Izana's a good host, but I'm terrified to see what he comes up with 
next! 
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Izana B

Izana: Oh, good! I'm so glad you could make it to the party. It was a bit 
last minute! I'm sorry for the short notice. I meant to send out the 
invitation ages ago!

Avatar: Uh...Izana? Don't you mean "invitations"? Where's everyone else?

Izana: Mmmhmm... So the theme of our party is food and lots of it. I call it 
"The Bounty of Izumo." All of the dishes you see here are Izumo specialties!

Avatar: But you didn't answer my question! Surely this food isn't just for 
the two of us? I've never seen so many dishes before! We could feed the whole 
army...twice!

Izana: Of course it's for you. Now, dig in. There's plenty to go around!

Avatar: I'm not quite sure what to say...

Izana: Well, go on. If something's not to your liking, you can tell me!

Avatar: There's just so much! I'd hate to see this wonderful food go to 
waste!

Izana: I see. Waste not, want not. Is that your philosophy? All right... 
You're a tricky man to please, but don't you worry. We'll just invite a few 
more friends! Heehee! Shall we throw a party?

Avatar: That's a great idea! Everyone will be so excited!

Izana: Splendid! I'll go grab them! I'll figure out a way to return your 
kindness later.
(Izana leaves)

Avatar: I know he wants to repay me, but I've gotta stop him before he does 
something crazy! 
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Izana A

Avatar: Izana, thanks again for a great feast. The Bounty of Izumo was 
delicious!

Izana: Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Avatar: We all did! In fact, I brought you a thank-you present.

Izana: O-ho! Is this a book? How kind of you!

Avatar: I have to apologize. This one's from my personal library, so I'm 
sorry it's used. I thought you might like to read some Nohrian literature.

Izana: How splendid! I look forward to reading it! I'm sure I'll learn a lot! 
Perhaps our next gathering can be a Nohrian theme night!

Avatar: Wow. ...That's an interesting idea.

Izana: I want to be an excellent host to all of my guests-no matter where 
they're from!

Avatar: Izana, that's a nice thought, but the best way to do that isn't with 
gifts.

Izana: Don't be silly! Of course not. It's not just about favors. There's 
also the appetizers!

Avatar: Actually, it's more than that. I've learned a lot from you about 
being a host... Being a good host isn't what you give your guests, but how 
you make them feel. That's why everyone loves your parties. You make everyone 
feel special!

Izana: That's very kind of you to say. You'd make a thoughtful host as well. 
In fact, you're very generous. See? You've already given me a gift!

Avatar: I learned that from you too.

Izana: If you really want to take your party planning seriously, there's one 
more thing.

Avatar: Oh? What's that?

Izana: You really do need a better outfit! Now, come on. Just give me one 
more try! I'm sure I'll get it right this time! Stay there! I have just the 
thing!
(Izana leaves)

Avatar: Oh, dear. Here we go again! 
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B1. Yukimura C

Avatar: Hm? Whose map is this? And what are all these figurines?

Yukimura: Lord Avatar! My apologies! I've made a mess of the table.

Avatar: So this all belongs to you, then?

Yukimura: Yes, I thought I'd run through some tactical exercises for our next 
encounter.

Avatar: By all means, continue. Your advice has been invaluable to us. You 
are a man of singular talent and genius.

Yukimura: I would not go that far, milord. I merely had good teachers. The 
knowledge I possess was given to me by King Sumeragi and my father.

Avatar: You learned from both of them?

Yukimura: Yes. I learned the fundamentals from my father, who was minister in 
his day. Later, I was sent to serve the king as an aide. I saw firsthand how 
he took my father's strategies and took them even further.

Avatar: Is your father still around?

Yukimura: No, he died on his sickbed when I was still quite young. However, I 
spent much of my youth poring over all the papers he left behind. Battle 
strategies, fighting techniques, tactical manuals-all sorts of things. 
Afterward, the king more or less took me under his wing. I suppose you could 
say that King Sumeragi was like a second father to me.

Avatar: I know he... He died trying to protect me. I'm so sorry. It's my 
fault we both lost him.

Yukimura: Lord Avatar, stop right there. It was never your fault. It was King 
Garon's. And it happened long ago. There is no benefit in us discussing this 
now.

Avatar: I know, I know.

Yukimura: Now, I think I should clean up this table. I finished the exercises 
before you got here.

Avatar: All right. But please, allow me to help.

Yukimura: Thank you very much. I appreciate it. 
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Yukimura B

Avatar: Yukimura, what tactics would you suggest we use in this situation? If 
we pursued, it would leave our allies over there vulnerable, which seems 
reckless. However, it would also take out a huge number of the enemy in a 
single action. And the gains made from their sacrifice might save many lives 
in the fights to come.

Yukimura: ...

Avatar: It's a very difficult situation, don't you agree?

Yukimura: ...

Avatar: Yukimura?

Yukimura: Ah, my apologies, Lord Avatar. You are correct. It's a very 
difficult situation. The only thing to do is to decide for yourself which 
loss was acceptable. It reminds me of something.

Avatar: What's that?

Yukimura: The one and only time that King Sumeragi scolded me.

Avatar: He scolded you? What could you have possibly done to make him upset?

Yukimura: It was during a discussion much like this, where we considered 
different scenarios. I developed a plan involving puppets and traps that 
would decimate the enemy. It was an extremely effective plan, saving many of 
us while eliminating the enemy. However, when I recommended the plan, King 
Sumeragi grew very angry.

Avatar: What did he say?

Yukimura: "It's not a matter of killing as many people as possible. That is 
not what war is about." He placed much importance and value on the lives of 
enemy soldiers. He did not believe in killing any who surrendered. Nor did he 
approve of killing without giving a man a chance to surrender. It was this 
latter point my plan was in conflict with.

Avatar: Hm.

Yukimura: At the time, I thought he was being a soft- hearted fool. But now I 
see his wisdom. The plan you presented to me tries to reduce the bloodshed of 
your own allies. But you should not be so quick to shed enemy blood 
needlessly either. Conquerors make a wasteland and call it a peace. This is 
not our way.

Avatar: I think I understand.

Yukimura: Many people naively think reason and logic are opposed to emotion 
and compassion. In truth, the former cannot exist without the latter. The 
simplest decisions are, at bottom, rooted in the inner life of the 
individual. A person cannot walk across a room without asserting some kind of 
value. I believe that understanding this is the hallmark of a master 
tactician.

Avatar: I will remember your words, Yukimura. Your words...but also those of 
my father.

Yukimura: I believe that would please him greatly. 
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Yukimura A

Avatar: Yukimura, do you have a moment?

Yukimura: What do you need, Lord Avatar?

Avatar: I've been thinking a lot after our last conversation, and I want to 
say something. My father is no longer with us because of me. And I am 
tremendously sorry I caused you such pain.

Yukimura: Hm? Didn't I tell you the other day that you needn't say such 
things?

Avatar: Even so, I only realized after our talk just how large a role he 
played in others' lives. Not just in my family's lives, or even in all the 
people of Hoshido's lives. But in the lives of those he met and knew 
personally, simply as a man. And, in particular...I realized just how 
important he must have been to you. You looked so happy and peaceful while 
you were talking about him... So I DO feel I need to apologize to you.

Yukimura: Milord... The truth is, when I heard that Lord Sumeragi died, I 
indeed resented you for it.

Avatar: Yukimura...

Yukimura: I was still very immature, I must admit. But as I grew older, those 
feelings faded. And in their place, a new respect for the king arose. Lord 
Sumeragi fulfilled his greatest duty as a father by protecting his son. Now I 
feel his end was one of the few befitting a man of his integrity and virtue.

Avatar: I'm not sure it's my place to say this, but I think he would be happy 
to hear that.

Yukimura: Thank you, Lord Avatar. It does me good to hear you say that as 
well.

Avatar: He was a father to both of us. As his sons, let us strive to live up 
to his example.

Yukimura: Yes, and to do so in all things we are and all that we may someday 
become. As warriors, as statesmen, as fathers... All things.

Avatar: Yes. I believe we can do it, so long as when one of us falls the 
other helps them up.

Yukimura: You can rely on me, milord.

Avatar: And you on me, Yukimura. 
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B1. Fuga C

Avatar: Chieftain Fuga, do you have a minute? ...You were friends with my 
father, right?

Fuga: Yes. King Sumeragi and I were very close.

Avatar: Do you remember any stories about my father? ...I barely remember 
him.

Fuga: Of course! Your father and I became friends when we were quite young. 
Our fathers were rulers, so we had much in common. We were both eldest sons, 
and it was good to have someone to laugh and train with. In fact, I couldn't 
imagine my future without him. We vowed to protect each other. It was easy to 
be brave knowing that your father had my back.

Avatar: It sounds like you were best friends.

Fuga: Yes. Best friends and troublemakers! Your father was a bit of a 
prankster. He loved to play tricks on the royal family's servants.

Avatar: Really?!

Fuga: We got in a lot of trouble back then, but what can I say? We were 
young.

Avatar: I have a hard time picturing that!

Fuga: Too soon, we were grown-ups. Your father married twice...and then he 
was gone.

Avatar: ...He died protecting me, right?

Fuga: Yes. He lived a full life. I sometimes wonder which of us got the 
better deal. I've spent my whole life as a soldier, training and fighting, 
and he is at peace. Well, I'm not one to get emotional. Is that enough for 
you today?

Avatar: Oh, yes, Chieftain Fuga! Thank you so much! 
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Fuga B

Avatar: Chieftain Fuga, you look upset. Is something wrong?

Fuga: Yes! A young lady asked me on a date. Me! What was she thinking?!

Avatar: You have to tell me what happened! Did you say yes?

Fuga: Of course not! Can you imagine a man my age going on a date?

Avatar: Sure, I can! You're not that old. Besides, it's never too late to 
fall in love.

Fuga: Wait until you get to be my age, and then see if you feel the same!

Avatar: The other day you said you'd spent your whole life as a soldier... 
You're the chief of the Wind Tribe! Haven't you considered marriage before?

Fuga: Only once.

Avatar: Well, what happened? Why didn't you marry her?

Fuga: It wasn't meant to be. Before I could tell her how I felt, she married 
someone else. When she and her husband were killed by Faceless, I raised her 
son as my own.

Avatar: You're talking about Hayato aren't you? You were in love with his 
mother!

Fuga: Yes. Pathetic, isn't it?

Avatar: No! I think it's amazing that you raised Hayato as your own! That was 
brave of you.

Fuga: That is kind of you to say. Please, tell no one else. I am an old man 
now, and I've managed to keep this a secret all this time.

Avatar: Of course, Chieftain Fuga! I won't tell! I swear to you-from one man 
to another.

Fuga: Thank you, Avatar. I appreciate it. 
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Fuga A

Avatar: Hmm... Is that Fuga over there? ...Hey, Chieftain Fuga! What are you 
doing?

Fuga: Oh! ...Sorry, Avatar. I was lost in thought.

Avatar: Haha! Even when you're in a daze, you still look intimidating. How do 
you do that?

Fuga: ...No idea.

Avatar: Chieftain Fuga, are you OK? You seem a bit gloomy.

Fuga: I was thinking I should retire and let you young people finish this 
fight. It's time for the next generation to step up. King Sumeragi is gone. I 
should follow him.

Avatar: What?! How can you say that?

Fuga: I didn't think you'd be so upset.

Avatar: Not a day goes by that I don't wish my father was still here! I can't 
believe you would leave me too!

Fuga: Th-that's not what I meant...
Avatar: I know it's time for my generation to start taking responsibility for 
the future... But we still need guidance from people like you!

Fuga: Of course, and you shall have it.

Avatar: Good! You have so much wisdom to share with us...to share with me!

Fuga: You're right. These are my twilight years, but the sun hasn't gone down 
on me yet! It's my duty to carry the burden left by your father and others 
who have passed on.

Avatar: Thank you, Chieftain Fuga!

Fuga: You know, sometimes I feel like I'm talking with a young Sumeragi.

Avatar: Really?!

Fuga: You are passionate and strong...just like he was. I am honored to be 
your friend.

Avatar: You consider me a friend?

Fuga: We have fought side by side-just as I did with your father. We are 
brothers-in-arms.

Avatar: I guess you're right! I look forward to being your friend for many, 
many years!

Fuga: As do I! 
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Female Avatar*

B2. Azura(Hoshido) C

Azura: Hello, Avatar. What brings you here?

Avatar: I decided to take a little stroll. This breeze feels so heavenly! 
Mmm!

Azura: Yes! All of that sunshine filtering through the leaves reminds me of 
Castle Shirasagi.

Avatar: Haha! I envy you. In Nohr, we didn't have days filled with sunshine!

Azura: Oh, Avatar. How stupid of me!

Avatar: Huh?

Azura: That was thoughtless of me. I never should have brought that up! It 
should've been you in Hoshido all those years-basking in the sunlight!

Avatar: There's no need to feel bad. It's not like you kidnapped me and took 
me to Nohr!

Azura: I know, but I still feel guilty. I lived with the royal family and 
received all the love that should have been yours.

Avatar: Please, Azura, you shouldn't worry. My life hasn't been as hard as 
you think.

Azura: But I lived in Nohr! I know what that was like. It's a cruel place to 
grow up.

Avatar: That's true. Nohr can be a harsh place, but I have happy memories 
there too.

Azura: Really?

Avatar: Of course! I was just remembering this one time... Oh, no! I'm late 
for a meeting! I'm sorry. We'll have to continue this later!

Azura: Yes, I'd like that! 
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Azura(Hoshido) B

Azura: Avatar! I hoped to run into you. I'd like to hear more about your time 
in Nohr.

Avatar: Of course! Well, let's see... I lived in the Northern Fortress. It 
was pretty remote. Hmm... I wasn't allowed to go outside or have any friends.

Azura: That sounds terrible!

Avatar: Thinking back, it was hard. However, at the time, I never felt 
lonely. The servants were like family, and my brothers and sisters visited 
all the time. Elise came by to hang out every single day.

Azura: How sweet of her!

Avatar: ...And there was a huge library! You'd never run out of books to read 
in Nohr! Felicia, Jakob, and I even had a little book club. You see? I was 
too busy to feel alone.

Azura: Hmm. The Nohr you describe is so different from the one I remember.

Avatar: Well, I spent a lot of time there. It still feels like a part of 
me...like home.

Azura: It almost sounds like you miss it.

Avatar: I do. I miss the Northern Fortress. I even miss Castle Krakenburg.

Azura: One day, I'm sure you'll get to go back there.

Avatar: I hope so, but first, we have to defeat King Garon and end this war 
for good! 
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Azura(Hoshido) A

Azura: Avatar, you're always outside, aren't you?

Avatar: Haha! I came out here to unwind, but it's so windy!

Azura: Yes. I think a storm is coming.

Avatar: I haven't seen such a dark cloud since I left Nohr.

Azura: You must be thinking about how much you miss it. I see that wistful 
look on your face. It's hard to believe we lived in the same country. Our 
experiences were so different. I've listened to your stories, but it's hard 
to picture anything good happening there.

Avatar: I think many Hoshidans feel that way.

Azura: That's why we must bridge the gap. We must work together to end this 
war.

Avatar: I agree with you completely. We can't call one place good and another 
bad.

Azura: You and I are linked by fate. It's no coincidence that we're both 
here. If you and I work as a team, surely we can bring about peace.

Avatar: You know I'd do anything to make that happen! We're in this together, 
Azura. 
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B2. Azura(Nohr) C

Avatar: Oh, no! Ugh!

Azura: Avatar? Is that you? What's going on?

Avatar: I'm fine! I was getting some water, and I dropped the glass. Be 
careful! There are broken shards everywhere!

Azura: What are you doing up at this hour? You look like you've seen a ghost!

Avatar: I-I'm all right. Really. It was just a bad dream.

Azura: Goodness! You must have been thrashing about. You're dripping sweat! 
Poor thing. Here, I'll get you a fresh glass of water.

Avatar: *gulp* *gulp* ...Ahhh! Thank you, Azura.

Azura: Did you want to talk about it? Your nightmare, I mean...

Avatar: Nah. It's no big deal.

Azura: Hmm. Your decision to side with Nohr is really troubling you, isn't 
it?

Avatar: Seriously, Azura? How do you figure this stuff out? I can't hide 
anything from you!

Azura: Well, I've suspected this for a few days now. You've been looking 
dejected. Also... There's the hand-wringing and the sighing and that pouty 
thing you do with your lips.

Avatar: All right. All right. I get it! ...The thing is, I know I made the 
right decision. I put a lot of thought into it. I really believe this is the 
best way to bring about peace. ...But I have nightmares every night about the 
Hoshidans I've killed!

Azura: Avatar, you knew this path wouldn't be easy when you chose it, right?

Avatar: Yes, that's true.

Azura: If you believe this path leads to peace, then you have to keep walking 
down that road.

Avatar: You're right. I can't give up just because it's hard. Thanks, Azura. 
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Azura(Nohr) B

Avatar: Phew! My patrol is almost done for the night, and everything's nice 
and quiet. ...Hold up! Did that shadow just move?! *gasp* It's an enemy 
soldier!

Hoshidan: There you are, Avatar...Princess of Nohr! I'll kill you where you 
stand! GAAH!

Avatar: Ha! Nice try, but I'm not going down without a fight!

Hoshidan: Ugh! ARGH!

Avatar: *pant* *pant*

Azura: Avatar! What's going on?! ...Oh, my! Is that a soldier from Hoshido?!

Avatar: He slipped through our defenses somehow. Don't worry. He won't be 
getting back up. I didn't want to kill him, but I had no choice!

Hoshidan: ...Y-you killed my whole family! You and the rest of Nohr! I-I'll 
never forgive you! Enjoy your life while it lasts! Death and punishment are 
coming for you! Just wait! Gahaha... Gufffpphh...!
(Hoshidan falls)

Azura: Avatar? Are you all right?

Avatar: Yes, I'm fine. I escaped without a scratch.

Azura: No, I mean-are YOU all right? That was hard to hear.

Avatar: I feel terrible. I robbed him of justice! I didn't want to kill him, 
but I had no choice.

Azura: He doesn't know why you sided with Nohr! Give up, and his death will 
be meaningless.

Avatar: It's easy for you to say that. You didn't kill him! Now he'll never 
avenge his family!

Azura: Hmm. I see. In that case, you SHOULD feel terrible.

Avatar: Wow. Thanks a lot, Azura.

Azura: No, listen... Just because you've chosen this path doesn't mean you 
have to like it. Get upset. Throw a fit. Cry into your pillow! I'd be worried 
if his death didn't upset you.

Avatar: You're right.

Azura: All we can do is keep pressing on. This won't be the last soldier who 
dies.

Avatar: That's why we have to end this thing!

Azura: Exactly! Just remember, Avatar... No matter what, I'm right here with 
you. Whenever you feel lost, I'll try to help you find your way again.

Avatar: Thank you, Azura. I don't know what I'd do without you. 
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Azura(Nohr) A

Azura: Avatar! *gasp* Oh, thank goodness! I found you!

Avatar: Azura? What's wrong? ...And why are you so out of breath?

Azura: I came to warn you! There's been a breach! Another Hoshidan 
infiltrated our camp!

Avatar: What?!

Hoshidan: You're that princess from Nohr, aren't you?

Azura: Oh, no! He's already here!

Hoshidan: I'm here to avenge my friends! DIE!

Avatar: Uh...

Azura: Avatar! What's wrong with you?! He's drawing his weapon! Snap out of 
it!

Avatar: B-but...!
(Weapon clang)

Azura: Avatar? ...Fine! You leave me no choice. I'll fight him for you!

Hoshidan: ...Huh? She got me...?! N-no!
(Hoshidan falls)

Avatar: Azura, are you all right?!

Azura: Now that he's finished, I'm perfectly fine. The question is-Avatar, 
are you all right?

Avatar: Yeah. I don't know what happened. I just froze! I'm so sorry. I put 
both of our lives in danger. I can't believe I'm so pathetic!

Azura: You're not pathetic! You're human-like the rest of us. You care about 
people! I know you're tired of having blood on your hands. I won't let you do 
it alone anymore. Now my hands are just as stained as yours. When you can't 
go on, I'll fight for you.

Avatar: Do you really mean that?

Azura: Absolutely! We're going to walk this bloodstained path until we reach 
the end.

Avatar: All right. I won't hesitate next time. If we're going down, we'll go 
together.

Azura: I'll be by your side every step of the way. I promise. 
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B2. Azura(Valla) C

Avatar: A small lake in the middle of the woods... Reminds me of where I once 
met Azura.

Azura: Oh, hello, Avatar. What brings you out here?

Avatar: I was looking for you, in fact. I apologize if I interrupted your 
singing.

Azura: It's no trouble. Is there something I can help you with today?

Avatar: I actually wanted to talk with you about something I realized. I 
believe that you and I are in a unique position regarding Nohr and Hoshido. 
I'm a princess of Hoshido who was raised in Nohr, and... You're a princess of 
Nohr who was raised in Hoshido.

Azura: Ahhh, I see what you mean. I agree that we're pretty unique.

Avatar: Because of this background, I think we may have interesting views on 
the countries. I wanted to talk with you and compare what we each believed.

Azura: That is quite interesting...

Avatar: We could start with Hoshido. From my perspective, it seems so warm 
and bright. The land is fertile, and it seems like no one is ever wanting for 
anything.

Azura: A valid observation. This bountifulness makes everyone amiable and 
respectful.

Avatar: And yet, they always have the threat of a Nohrian invasion hanging 
over them.

Azura: Indeed. Which is quite unfair; Nohr is always the aggressor, and 
without reason.

Avatar: That does seem to be the case, but... What if you considered the 
Nohrian side? Can you try to imagine how the people in Nohr view Hoshido?

Azura: I suppose the carefree attitude of Hoshido might look like 
indifference to others. It could give people the impression that Hoshidans 
are very self-centered. So long as there is peace, the people in Hoshido seem 
uninterested in the world.

Avatar: I hadn't ever heard that opinion before, but I think it could have 
some merit. It could be one of the reasons that Nohr dislikes Hoshido so 
much.

Azura: I'm glad to be able to look at this situation with a new perspective. 
I'm sure we'd benefit from continuing this conversation...

Avatar: I agree, though we'll have to continue at another time. The day has 
only just started, and there is a lot to do. Until next time, Azura! 
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Azura(Valla) B

Azura: Hello, Avatar. You've come calling again?

Avatar: Indeed. I was hoping we could continue the conversation we were 
having the other day.

Azura: Of course. We were going to talk about Nohr, were we not?

Avatar: Yes. I spent most of my life in Nohr, and I can safely say it was 
always gloomy. Besides the dark forests, there was very little plant life 
among the rocky terrain. From what I've read, most of the land is tundra and 
bad for farming...

Azura: I've always heard that the people of Nohr are especially cold to 
outsiders. It's almost like the world they live in has deeply influenced 
their mentalities.

Avatar: You can dismiss that thinking, though. I know many Nohrians who are 
kindhearted. Just look at our allies from Nohr if you want proof that that is 
a misconception.

Azura: Interesting. Like with Hoshido, if we look at Nohr with a different 
perspective... we both learn a bit more. Nohr has invaded other regions many 
times over the years, but talking about it now... It could be that their 
biggest motivation has been jealousy or feeling alienated. After all, anyone 
would get upset if they were often made to feel inferior.

Avatar: And if that's how Hoshido made Nohrians feel, even accidentally, it's 
good to know. It doesn't excuse Nohrian actions, but it does help understand 
them.

Azura: And by understanding, we might be a step closer to bringing peace to 
the world. If we can find a way to ease the tensions that both nations 
feel...

Avatar: First, we have to eliminate the evil that is getting in the way. But 
that's for another time, I think. There are many things to do today.

Azura: You're right. I'd be glad to continue this conversation later. 
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Azura(Valla) A

Azura: Hi, Avatar. Are you here to continue with our chat from the other day?

Avatar: Indeed I am! We've already covered Nohr and Hoshido, so we should 
talk about-

Azura: NO!! Sorry, I mean... You know how it works. You can't say anything 
here... I can take us there through the lake, and then we can talk.

Avatar: Oh, of course. What was I thinking?

Azura: We'll be there in just another few moments. ... And here we are. Easy 
enough.

Avatar: It's still so strange to see this place. It's unlike anything in 
Hoshido or Nohr.

Azura: Now that we're in Valla, we can safely talk about it. It...is what you 
wanted to talk about, right?

Avatar: Yes. I don't know why the curse slipped my mind.

Azura: You know, Avatar, it isn't really the Kingdom of Valla that is a 
problem. The entire conflict is a result of the will of Anankos.

Avatar: That's right... Anankos, the King of Valla. I was only able to find 
the occasional mention of him in ancient texts. Usually he was referred to as 
a sort of god, right?

Azura: Whether he is a demon or a god, I am not sure, but he possesses 
incredible power. I've heard a legend about how, long ago, a powerful entity 
gave humans great power. In return, he required their faithfulness. Though 
this alliance was meant to last for all time, the humans did not honor it. 
Over time they discovered and acquired power from other sources. As they did 
this, they slowly abandoned the entity that had aided them. Insulted by this 
betrayal, the being went berserk.

Avatar: And that being... It was Anankos?

Azura: There is no way to know for sure, sadly. It would explain why he's out 
to destroy Nohr and Hoshido, though.

Avatar: What a sad story.

Azura: Indeed. But it also teaches us an important lesson, I think. We've 
talked about the conflict between Nohr and Hoshido... This story teaches us 
what can result from holding a grudge for too long.

Avatar: I agree. We have to focus on what we can do to improve the world... 
It may mean that we sometimes have to fight, but it doesn't always have to. 
Anytime we can turn an enemy into an ally, we should at least try. 
(Weapon clang)

Azura: Indeed. But we've drifted from our topic... We should head back. It's 
dangerous to be here by ourselves.

Avatar: Very well.

Azura: Thanks for the conversation, Avatar. Time flies, and I feel like we 
grow a lot each time we talk.

Avatar: I feel the same. I think we've discovered a special connection 
between us. I'll always cherish this special friendship.

Azura: Likewise. Until next time, Avatar. I will do the same. Looking forward 
to spending more time with you, Avatar. 
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B2. Felicia C

Felicia: *sniffle* Why does this sort of thing always happen to me? I've 
ruined ANOTHER meal! I thought I was following the recipe perfectly this 
time...

Avatar: Hey, Felicia. What's the matter? Oh, no. Did you start another fire? 
That's the third time this month...

Felicia: Lady Avatar! N-no, not this time... This time I just ruined another 
meal. Oh, why couldn't I have been more like Flora? At this rate, I'll never 
be even a middling maid. I just wish I was more useful...

Avatar: Oh, thank goodness. That's OK, Felicia. It's just a little spoiled 
food. No big deal. Buck up! You're plenty helpful to everyone. I promise.

Felicia: Sorry, but I don't believe that at all.

Avatar: Well, what about that last battle, when you got the enemy's attention 
by screaming? And then, you not only got them to come after you, but you took 
them out too! I've never seen such a bold strategy! And such bravery!

Felicia: ...

Avatar: Felicia?! What's wrong? Why are you curling up on the floor again?!

Felicia: You really don't understand, do you? That wasn't a strategy, Lady 
Avatar! I was just trying to run away from them, and then I got cornered. I 
had to fight my way out or die! I wasn't being brave. I was terrified.

Avatar: Oh, really? Could have fooled me...

Felicia: Anyway, that's completely beside the point. I don't want to be a 
good warrior! We have plenty of soldiers already. I want to be a good maid. I 
want to be able to clean clothes and make food and wash dishes. Have you seen 
camp lately? We need that more than we need extra muscle.

Avatar: Yeah, I guess. I suppose you don't have to join us on the 
battlefield.

Felicia: But...then I really would be completely worthless to everyone.

Avatar: No! Don't say that. You could...er... You could help with... Oh! 
Look! A Faceless! I have to go.

Felicia: ... I'm going back to my corner... 
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Felicia B

Felicia: Ouch! That stings!

Avatar: Hey, Felicia, I just saw a big pile of broken dishes. Did you...? Oh, 
wow, that's a big cut on your forehead. Are you all right? Here, let me take 
a look... Hm. We should put some ointment on this.

Felicia: I'm so useless! I can't even carry a few stupid dishes around. I 
wish I could be a proper maid for you. Then you wouldn't have to look after 
me all the time...

Avatar: Aw, come on, Felicia. We're practically family. And family helps each 
other out. Besides, it's the least I could do for someone who saved my life.

Felicia: I saved your life?

Avatar: Don't you remember? It was when I had that terrible fever, years ago.

Felicia: Oh! Yes! I do remember. It was around the same time Flora and I 
started serving as your maids, right? But even then, I was a mess. I couldn't 
care for you properly at all! I had no idea what to do when you fell ill...

Avatar: Well, you didn't know the normal ways to treat an illness, it's 
true... But that didn't matter. You kept my fever down the whole time using 
your ice powers. They told me you drew the heat out of me and into 
yourself... They said it was very dangerous. You could have died. Why would 
you have taken such a risk?

Felicia: It was the only thing I could think to do at the time...

Avatar: Did you even stop to consider what might have happened to you? I'm 
grateful, of course, but I never want you sacrificing yourself for my sake, 
OK? I want you to look out for yourself, too.

Felicia: Lady Avatar, you don't understand. I WAS looking out for myself.

Avatar: Huh?

Felicia: Heehee, never mind! Forget I said anything!
(Felicia leaves)

Avatar: Felicia! Wait! 
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Felicia A

Felicia: *gulp* You can do it, Felicia! Just put the pot back in the 
cabinet... Gently...gently... I'm not the same old Felicia I've always been! 
I'm Super Felicia! I'm transforming into an elegant maid, like a caterpillar 
into a butterfly! NO! Argh! I'm g-gonna slip! ... Huh? Why does nothing hurt? 
I could have sworn I slipped...

Avatar: Felicia... Try to be more careful when you're on a ladder.

Felicia: Lady Avatar?! You caught me!

Avatar: I'm just glad I arrived in time. Now, Felicia, you need to pay more 
attention to what you're doing. No wonder you get distracted all the time, 
talking to yourself like that.

Felicia: Ack! You heard that?

Avatar: Haha. Don't worry about it too much. Let's get you back on the 
ground. Are you all right?

Felicia: Y-yes, I'm fine.

Avatar: So, Felicia... I might consider keeping this little incident to 
myself if you were to tell me something.

Felicia: Oh? And what's that?

Avatar: What did you mean the other day when you said that you DID look out 
for yourself?

Felicia: Oh...that. Do I have to tell you?

Avatar: Yes. I've been wondering about it ever since.

Felicia: Well, OK then. I just meant that I look after myself by looking 
after others.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Felicia: You were worried that I'd neglect myself by trying too hard to help 
out. But the thing is...that's actually the best way for me to take care of 
myself. Because if I didn't help others, I'd feel terrible and useless. I 
wouldn't be happy. I know I'm a big klutz, but I take pride in working as 
hard as I can to serve others.

Avatar: But don't you find that exhausting?

Felicia: Very much so. But it's a meaningful sort of exhaustion. And that 
makes it all worth it.

Avatar: Felicia...you're a very inspiring person, you know that?

Felicia: Oh, stop! You're making me blush!

Avatar: Still, I don't want you to push yourself too hard. You can't help 
others very effectively if you're exhausted all the time.

Felicia: I know that! Don't worry, I promise not to overwork myself.

Avatar: Haha, good. Now if only we could get you to be a bit less of a 
klutz...

Felicia: Hey! Why did you have to go and spoil a perfectly beautiful moment 
like that?

Avatar: Haha, sorry! I couldn't help myself! But I do hope you'll always be 
there to help us-on and off the battlefield.

Felicia: Of course, milady! 
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B2. Mozu C

Mozu: Now what should I do with these veggies? Boil them? Ooh, or I could 
pickle them! Gosh, just thinking about all I could do is making me tingly 
inside.

Avatar: Hi, Mozu! You seem to be in high spirits. G-goodness, that's a tall 
stack of boxes. Are all of those filled with produce?

Mozu: Sure are!

Avatar: You seem to have your hands full. Can I help you with those?

Mozu: Sure! Just be careful. I don't want any of these precious babies 
getting bruised.

Avatar: OK, one...two...three... Lift! GAH! T-too...heavy... Oh, my back!

Mozu: Yipes! Just set it down careful, and I'll take care of it! Whew... You 
had me going there. You're weaker than you look, Lady Avatar...

Avatar: I don't think it's that I'm weak, so much as that you're shockingly 
strong...

Mozu: Just what're you implying?!

Avatar: Sorry, I meant it as a compliment. No offense intended. Where did you 
get all these vegetables, anyway?

Mozu: From a village I visited a little while back. I helped some of the 
grannies on the farm there and made a few new friends!

Avatar: Haha, that's always nice.

Mozu: I worked the fields every day back home, so I'm used to putting in some 
elbow grease. Hmm...

Avatar: Mozu? Is something wrong?

Mozu: Nah, it's nothing...

Avatar: Do you miss your old life?

Mozu: Course not! The very idea! I'm grateful for all you did for me, Lady 
Avatar. And you know I'm no weakling, so don't worry about me, OK?

Avatar: Point well taken...

Mozu: A-anyway, what should we make with all these veggies? Maybe I should go 
around and ask people what kinds of things they'd want. See you, Lady Avatar!
(Mozu leaves)

Avatar: Mozu...I don't think there's anything that can stop me from worrying 
about you. 
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Mozu B

Avatar: You really opened my eyes, Mozu. I never knew you were such a good 
hunter.

Mozu: Aw, you're flattering me. Farm work and hunting is all I've ever been 
good at.

Avatar: What sort of animals did you used to hunt?

Mozu: Well, a nice big boar was always welcome when you'd bring it back to 
the village. They're good eating, and you can put most parts of it to use. 
They're pretty rowdy, though, so they're not easy hunting. Around my village, 
you weren't a real hunter until you'd bagged yourself a boar.

Avatar: Did you ever get one?

Mozu: Surely did! On my first try, too! I forgot my bow though, so I had to 
finish it off with a knife.

Avatar: Just a knife?!

Mozu: Yep. My fondest memory of hunting, though, isn't boars. It's bears.

Avatar: B-bears?! You caught a bear on your own?!

Mozu: Surely did.

Avatar: How did you manage that?! Their sharp claws...their immense size...!

Mozu: Oh, those aren't the things you gotta worry about. It's their smarts.

Avatar: No...no, I'd still be most intimidated by their size, I think...

Mozu: They can dodge arrows and track you with their powerful noses. They're 
some real tough prey. This old man in our village was good at hunting them, 
though. He had some technique that'd been passed down over generations. I 
really looked up to him and tried to figure out his moves for myself. Man, 
that really takes me back...

Avatar: Mozu...

Mozu: Aww, there I go again! I gotta stop thinking about that stuff.

Avatar: I have a suggestion... You're good at farming and hunting, but why 
not try something new?

Mozu: Something new?

Avatar: Maybe I could teach you something I know a lot about as thanks for 
your help hunting.

Mozu: What do you got in mind?

Avatar: Heh heh... That's for me to know, and you to look forward to!

Mozu: Hm... Now you've got me curious! 
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Mozu A

Mozu: Lady Avatar... What are we doing here?

Avatar: Welcome to the world of the mind, Mozu!

Mozu: The what now?

Avatar: Academia! The list of things you could learn is endless. The history 
of the world, taxonomy of species, grammar, literature, science... I'm ready 
to tutor you in a wide range of subjects!

Mozu: Like school...?

Avatar: I thought you might have missed out on a formal education growing up. 
So this seemed like a good opportunity for you to study something new.

Mozu: Isn't that stuff for nobles? I don't know if I'm cut out for it...

Avatar: Don't worry about it. I might not be the best teacher in the world... 
But I think you have the makings of a great student. You can already do so 
many things that I can't!

Mozu: There IS a lot in this world I've always wondered about... We just 
didn't have anybody back on the farm who could teach us.

Avatar: I might be hopeless at growing or catching my own food... But as a 
member of your new family, I want to do this for you.

Mozu: New family?

Avatar: Yes. I know you miss what you had, and that's natural. But I want you 
to consider all of us here with you now your new family. If you ever need 
support or a helping hand, I hope you'll turn to us.

Mozu: Lady Avatar... *sniff*

Avatar: Mozu?! What's wrong? Was it something I said?

Mozu: *sniffle* No, silly... These are the first happy tears I've ever cried. 
Thanks a whole lot, Lady Avatar. I can come visit you and all the other folks 
when I start to feel lonely?

Avatar: Of course you can.

Mozu: Thank you so much. 
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B2. Sakura C

Avatar: Sakura, how's it going?

Sakura: Um, OK...I'm fine. I guess.

Avatar: You don't seem too sure about that. Are you coming down with 
something?

Sakura: Huh? No! I'm in perfect health.

Avatar: Oh, I get it. ...You just don't like me.

Sakura: What?! That's not true! How could anyone dislike you, Avatar?

Avatar: I'm sorry. Every time I try to talk to you, you always look upset.

Sakura: That's m-my fault. I should be the one apologizing. I'm terrible 
around people!

Avatar: Sakura...is there anything I can do to help? If that's really what's 
bothering you, maybe you could practice talking to me.

Sakura: D-do you think that would work?

Avatar: Well, we won't know unless we try! 
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Sakura B

Avatar: Sakura, are you ready to start our conversation practice?

Sakura: Y-y-yes!

Avatar: Then, let's begin. *ahem* Sakura, how old were you when you knew you 
wanted to be a healer?

Sakura: Uh...I d-don't know...

Avatar: Are there any special training programs for healers in Hoshido?

Sakura: Uh, I'm not really sure...

Avatar: Psst...Sakura, you're supposed to add to the conversation if you can, 
OK?

Sakura: I'm sorry, Avatar! I just get all tongue tied...

Avatar: You don't have to apologize so much! I think I know what the problem 
is... You let other people intimidate you. Do you have any idea how that 
started?

Sakura: I...d-don't know.

Avatar: *sigh* I see.

Sakura: I'm sorry... Thanks for trying to help me anyway...

Avatar: Sakura, seriously-stop apologizing! I'd do anything for my little 
sis. 
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Sakura A

Sakura: Avatar...? Do you have a minute?

Avatar: Of course! What is it?

Sakura: I didn't tell you this the other day, because I didn't want to hurt 
your feelings... ...But I think I know the reason I'm so anxious all the 
time.

Avatar: You do?! Please, tell me!

Sakura: W-well...I was really little when you were kidnapped and taken to 
Nohr... One day, I overheard some maids talking, and they said that Nohr 
wasn't after YOU. They'd planned to kidnap me instead!

Avatar: WHA?!

Sakura: I know! Later, I found out it was just a r-rumor...but I still felt 
terrible. It was all my fault that my sister got kidnapped!

Avatar: B-but that's not true! You poor thing! That was never your fault!

Sakura: You're really kind to say that, Avatar. I still worry that you'll 
leave us again!

Avatar: Don't worry, Sakura. I'm not going anywhere. I'll always protect you!

Sakura: Thank you, Avatar. It's easier to be brave now that we're together 
again. 
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B2. Hinoka C

Avatar: Hm? Was that a whinny just now? Oh, I think I see Hinoka. It must be 
her pegasus I heard...

Hinoka: There you go... Feels good, doesn't it? Oh, don't get your feathers 
all ruffled! It just makes it harder to brush you... We've been partners for 
a while; it was so long ago that I chose to be a sky knight... Hm?

Avatar: Oh, sorry, Hinoka. I didn't mean to interrupt you...

Hinoka: Hi, Avatar. It's not a problem at all. What can I do for you?

Avatar: Well, I overheard you talking about when you decided to become a sky 
knight... I'm actually curious why you did it.

Hinoka: I don't know if it's a story I should tell you. ... No, that's wrong. 
Now that we're reunited, I can share it with you. After you were kidnapped, I 
was so mad, I didn't know what to do with myself. On several occasions, I 
snuck out of the castle, thinking I could come save you.

Avatar: Really?!

Hinoka: But I was always stopped, either by castle staff, Ryoma, or even 
Mother herself. I was just so angry that those Nohrians had stolen you away 
from us... And I was mad at myself for not being able to do anything about 
it.

Avatar: Hinoka...

Hinoka: As I got older, I realized that I was trying to do the impossible. I 
was so young; there was no way I could walk through all of Nohr and save you. 
And then one day I saw a pegasus flying...

Avatar: So that was when you decided to become a sky knight?

Hinoka: Indeed. That decision has driven almost everything I've done since 
then. It's really made me into the person I am today-much stronger and 
determined. I suppose I should thank you, Avatar, even though I wish you'd 
been spared it.

Avatar: I'm the one who should be thanking you. If things hadn't turned out 
exactly as they did, I'd have needed you to save me! Thank you, Hinoka. 
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Hinoka B

Avatar: Hello there, Hinoka. Tending to your pegasus again?

Hinoka: Indeed. He's always been my partner on the battlefield, after all. 
It's important that I show him my appreciation whenever I can.

Avatar: You were still quite young when you decided to become a sky knight, 
right? It's obviously a dangerous job... Did anyone try to talk you out of 
it?

Hinoka: Oh, definitely. Many people did. Your mother more than most.

Avatar: What? Even my mother? She was worried for your safety, even though 
you weren't related?

Hinoka: Indeed. It even surprised me how strongly opposed to the idea she 
was. She tried all manner of things to convince me to change my mind. 
Begging, bribing...

Avatar: How did you respond?

Hinoka: Well, I was still a very young girl... Ryoma and the others accepted 
her as Father's wife and our new mother, but I... I didn't do that very 
easily. As a result, I was cruel to her-more cruel than she could ever 
deserve.

Avatar: Oh, no! What happened? What did you do?

Hinoka: I told her that she wasn't my mother and had no place ordering me 
around. Of course, I apologized later, but it's impossible to take back what 
was said. I still remember how her face changed right as the words left my 
mouth. I'll probably regret having said that for the rest of my life...

Avatar: That was years ago, though! I'm sure she forgave you long ago. You 
were young and didn't know any better. I think you can forgive yourself...

Hinoka: No, it's better that I continue to carry this burden with me as a 
reminder, I think.

Avatar: Hinoka... 
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Hinoka A

Avatar: Is that Hinoka's pegasus over there? Hey there. You're a lucky one. 
You probably know this, but Hinoka is pretty great. She's strong and she's 
brave...and she's really determined. At the same time she's so kind and 
caring. You couldn't have asked for a better rider.

Hinoka: Avatar? What are you doing here?

Avatar: Gah! H-hello, Hinoka! I didn't see you...

Hinoka: You jumped a foot in the air, Avatar. Why were you so startled?

Avatar: No reason! No reason... I'm fine, I just wasn't expecting you to be 
there. I was...wrapped up in talking to your pegasus about you.

Hinoka: You were? What were you saying to him?

Avatar: I was telling him how lucky he was to have someone who cares so much. 
Even though becoming a sky knight has really defined who you are... you were 
just as caring a person before.

Hinoka: ...

Avatar: I'm incredibly grateful for how much you've cared for me. I feel like 
I need to give a little back, too.

Hinoka: Avatar...

Avatar: You've worked so hard to support me. I want to be able to support you 
too.

Hinoka: Heehee... When did you learn to be so direct in your words?

Avatar: D-don't tease me! I'm serious!

Hinoka: I know, Avatar, I know. Thank you. I'm blessed to be your sister.

Avatar: And I'm thankful to have you as my sister. I hope that you'll lean on 
me for help whenever you need it.

Hinoka: Of course. 
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B2. Rinkah C

Avatar: Rinkah? Over here.

Rinkah: Did you need something done?

Avatar: Sort of. I'd like to ask your opinion on something. Take a look at 
this map. If we are positioned here, and the enemy attacks from here...what 
should we do?

Rinkah: ...

Avatar: If a unit detached and came at them from the river...do you think 
they'd cluster? If so, we could hit them with a volley...but if we fail, the 
attacking force might rout.

Rinkah: ...

Avatar: Rinkah? Are you listening to me?

Rinkah: You know as well as I that I am not a tactician. Why are you here? 
Hoping to make friends? I'm sorry to disappoint you. I'm just here to carry 
out orders. Nothing more. Farewell.

Avatar: Hey! Hey, wait! I'm not done talking yet!

Rinkah: I have nothing to discuss with you. Leave me alone.

Avatar: You know I can't do that. We're allies! I have to be able to 
communicate with you.

Rinkah: That's not what I meant. I will still listen to and follow any orders 
you want to give. But otherwise, do not speak to me!

Avatar: What is wrong with you?

Rinkah: *sigh* My apologies. Perhaps I went too far. That is no way to talk 
to one's superior. I am grateful you spared my life when I was your prisoner. 
And I will follow you wherever you decide to lead us. However I neither need 
nor desire your attention. Please leave me alone.

(Rinkah leaves)

Avatar: Hm... 
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Rinkah B

Avatar: Hey! Rinkah!

Rinkah: ...

Avatar: Rinkah! Did you hear me?

Rinkah: What is it this time? I told you to leave me alone.

Avatar: I wanted to ask you why you insist so much on remaining aloof.

Rinkah: If I do, will you leave me be?

Avatar: I...I guess I can do that.

Rinkah: *sigh* Very well. I keep my distance because it is the law of the 
Flame Tribe. As you know, we worship the God of the Flame. To honor our God, 
we keep a fire in the village burning at all times. This is a challenge, and 
so in order to keep it burning we have effected many laws. One such law 
directs us to avoid contact with outsiders as much as possible. This is why 
we live in isolation-and why I would prefer you quit prying.

Avatar: How does living in isolation keep the flame burning?

Rinkah: It's always an outsider that extinguishes the flame of life. They 
don't respect it, and so foolishly they run headlong into taboo acts.

Avatar: Like putting out the flame?

Rinkah: That is one of them, yes. And it has terrible consequences for the 
transgressor. Once, a long time ago, the sacred flame was extinguished by an 
enemy tribe. They only wished to cause us harm, but they angered the God of 
the Flame. The holy mountain then erupted, and fire fell from the sky. Lava 
decimated the enemy tribe, and by the end of it, there was no trace of them 
left. The stories say our own tribe suffered greatly as well, however.

Avatar: I see. But then why were you siding with Hoshido against Nohr?

Rinkah: Because our chief-my father-decided we should cooperate with Hoshido. 
A fighter should fully commit themselves to every battle, it's true. But to 
be honest, I had grave misgivings about this whole venture. Bad omens. And 
those feelings turned out to be well- founded. As you know, I was taken 
captive.

Avatar: I see. You must feel very vindicated.

Rinkah: I feel the same as I did before. So. Now you understand. I expect you 
will stick to your end of the bargain. Farewell.
(Rinkah leaves)

Avatar: Rinkah... There must be something I can do. 
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Rinkah A

Avatar: Rinkah.

Rinkah: Heh. Lady Avatar. You really don't know how to take a hint, do you? 
I'm starting to lose count of all the times I told you to stay away.

Avatar: Er. Sorry.

Rinkah: Well? What is it this time?

Avatar: Is there no way I can convince you to be a little more friendly with 
the others?

Rinkah: Why?

Avatar: When we spoke of your capture at Nohr's hands...you seemed angry. Do 
you hate having been caught so much?

Rinkah: Of course I do. Being captured is far more shameful a fate than death 
to a warrior. I wish I had perished that day. I would have retained my 
dignity, at least.

Avatar: But if you'd died, we'd never have met and worked together.

Rinkah: What?

Avatar: We're at war. Nothing is certain. One day we celebrate, the next we 
may be mourning. But I have to believe there's some kind of order to things. 
And so I think we were fated to meet as we did, and that we should be 
grateful for it.

Rinkah: I see. I AM grateful we met. But I still feel regret and anger at my 
capture. It is difficult to be grateful for a misfortune, is it not?

Avatar: But in the end it wasn't a misfortune, right? It all worked out. We 
should thank fate for that-for all the ways it sees fit to connect us. All of 
us. And I think fate has given you a unique and incredible opportunity.

Rinkah: How so?

Avatar: It's rare the Flame Tribe interacts with outsiders, right? Then 
perhaps you should take advantage of this chance to learn about the world. 
About other people, other cultures, lands, arts, history, technologies... 
Your people may not have an opportunity like this again for a long, long 
time. And I think it would be a terrible shame were you to let it slip past 
you. But...I admit I may feel this way because I spent my entire life trapped 
in isolation. So the choice is yours. I won't press you further.

Rinkah: I see. Very well. I will have to think on it, but your argument has 
swayed me. I'll do my best to try to warm up to the others. All right?

Avatar: Thank you, Rinkah!

Rinkah: No. Thank you. 
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B2. Hana C

Hana: Sakura? Lady Sakura?!

Avatar: Hana, are you looking for Sakura?

Hana: Eek!! Oh, it's you. Do you need me for something?

Avatar: Wait, did you say "eek" when you saw me? That's not a reaction I get 
very often... Never mind. Sakura isn't over here.

Hana: Oh. Well, thanks for letting me know. Good-bye, then.

(Hana leaves)

Avatar: Hang on-just like that?! Wait a minute, Hana!

Hana: What is it? I really need to find Lady Sakura...

Avatar: I feel like there's some pretty intense animosity coming from you. 
Did I do something to slight you in some way?

Hana: ... Yes, you did.

Avatar: I can't think of what it could be, but I apologize for it just the 
same...

Hana: Lady Sakura has spent years being sad over your kidnapping. I've 
watched her try and hide the tears countless times. And I don't like someone 
who makes my best friend cry!

Avatar: What?! Sakura cried because of me? She's never said anything to me...

Hana: It's pointless to ask her-I doubt she'd talk to you about it anyway... 
Really, I feel like I'm wasting my time even explaining this to you.

Avatar: Sheesh...

Hana: However, as you are commander of this army, I will still obey your 
orders. ...No matter what my personal feelings toward you are. Good-bye.
(Hana leaves)

Avatar: That...was unexpected. 
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Hana B

Hana: Hyah! Hah! Hiyaaaah!!

Avatar: Hello, Miss Hana-in the middle of some intense training?

Hana: *Huff...puff...* Lady Avatar. If you're here to ask about Lady Sakura, 
then you can stop right now. It's an issue between you and Lady Sakura. Don't 
try to get any information from me.

Avatar: That's not what I'm here for. I'm here because I wanted to talk to 
you.

Hana: ... Hrah!!!

Avatar: Whoa whoa!! ...That's dangerous! Even with a wooden sword, you could 
do some serious damage!

Hana: Well dodged. All right. You can ask me one question.

Avatar: What? Are you... Are you seriously only letting me ask because I 
dodged that attack?

Hana: Hurry up if you have a question. Otherwise I need to get back to my 
training.

Avatar: OK... If I'm correct, you come from a family of samurai that served 
the Hoshido kingdom.

Hana: That's right. So what?

Avatar: So you'd say that a large part of why you work hard to train your 
mind and spirit... is to pay respect to your family's samurai history, right?

Hana: Of course.

Avatar: I think that's terrific.

Hana: What do you mean?

Avatar: I grew up locked away in a remote castle. I didn't know why I was 
there, and I had no ambition because I was isolated from life... So I'm 
fascinated by someone like you, who always knew where they were headed.

Hana: I have someone who inspired me-my father. He was a model samurai.

Avatar: What kind of person was he?

Hana: He devoted everything to King Sumeragi, who ruled Hoshido at the time. 
More than once he saved the king's life... either by slaying those who 
threatened the king, or by protecting him from danger. He gave the king 
everything he could, whenever he could.

Avatar: ...

Hana: The stories of my father's accomplishments fill me with pride... He 
passed from this world while he was protecting the king. But even in death he 
fulfilled his purpose- his devotion to the king symbolized his life. For a 
samurai, to die in service is really the best possible death.

Avatar: ...I see.

Hana: I live my life the way I do because I want to honor everything my 
father stood for.

Avatar: I understand your mindset much better. Sorry if this sounds rude, but 
I don't think dying itself is something to be respected. Even if you protect 
your master, I don't think it's wise to throw your life away.

Hana: What?! Are you saying my father was foolish to do what he did?!

Avatar: No, I wasn't trying to say that at all! Your father was very 
admirable. He protected King Sumeragi to the very end... But I wouldn't want 
you to follow in his exact footsteps.

Hana: Well, it's easy to criticize someone's actions after they've made them! 
I'll never forgive you for ridiculing my father's honorable sacrifice!
(Hana leaves)

Avatar: Wait, Hana!! 
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Hana A

Avatar: Oh... Hello, Hana.

Hana: Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Sorry about what I said the other day.

Hana: No need to apologize. I'm over it now. You are my commander after all, 
Lady Avatar. I respect your leadership.

Avatar: No...I want to apologize. It was simply rude of me to not even 
consider your feelings before speaking.

Hana: Stop it! You're just making me look like someone deserving of pity!

Avatar: No...that's not what I'm trying to say... I just thought that Sakura 
might be crushed if you did what your father did... That's all!

Hana: Lady Sakura?! What are you talking about now?

Avatar: Before, you were mad at me for making Sakura cry... I can see why 
you'd respect your father for his sacrifice and want to honor him. But 
imagine if you died protecting your liege. Sakura would be crushed. She would 
never want that to happen, and she'd probably have trouble moving on. I can't 
stand thinking about a future like that, and I bet that you can't either. 
Right?

Hana: Well...I hadn't considered that...

Avatar: I understand it's a really important thing for a samurai to protect 
her master. But...isn't there more to protecting your master than just the 
physical act?

Hana: You're right. I don't want to see Sakura cry anymore either...

Avatar: Hana...that's all I was trying to convey before. I'm sorry I didn't 
do it well.

Hana: It's OK, Lady Avatar. Thank you for this conversation. I'm sorry I was 
so hostile toward you.

Avatar: No, it's fine... I think we've both grown from this. 
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B2. Orochi C

Avatar: Have a moment, Orochi?

Orochi: I live to serve, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: I was wondering if you could tell me a little more about my mother.

Orochi: Lady Mikoto-a remarkable woman. I'd be delighted to share my memories 
of her.

Avatar: I barely had a chance to get to know my mother. So little time, 
because of what I... Hmm. Anyway, could you share some stories about her?

Orochi: Trust me when I say she wouldn't have blamed you for what happened. 
And she'd be saddened if you blamed yourself, Lady Avatar. But yes, a story-a 
funny one! That's what we need.

Avatar: She seemed so graceful. You know funny stories about her?

Orochi: Oh, she was endlessly hilarious. One time, I recall catching her 
swimming- with her slippers on! She'd forget she had two chopsticks in hand-
and eat with four! Some might say she was absentminded. Not I. She was a 
dreamer of dreams. So what if Lady Mikoto had her silly mishaps. We loved her 
for it.

Avatar: Please, go on.

Orochi: Once she sat cross-legged for so long, her legs went to sleep. And I 
am talking a DEEP sleep! She stood up before the court-and careened right 
into a fountain!

Avatar: I wish I could have been there. Er, at least to help her out of the 
water.

Orochi: Your mother was truly unique, like a wise sage and an accidental 
jester. She had the sweetest voice, but the things she would say... Honestly, 
that dear woman-she really was a hoot.

Avatar: Thanks, Orochi. That's exactly what I needed to hear right now. 
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Orochi B

Orochi: Hello there, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Oh, Orochi! Thank you for sharing those funny stories about my mother 
last time.

Orochi: I fear I made her out to be a buffoon. Far from the truth.

Avatar: You did no such thing. You revealed a side I would never have known.

Orochi: But she had many facets. That woman was a gem. I'd like to tell you 
about the side of her that was kindness itself.

Avatar: I'm all ears.

Orochi: She was kind enough to treat me with the greatest respect. My family 
has long served as diviners at the royal palace. But we'd been treated very 
poorly.

Avatar: I can't believe that. Really?

Orochi: We diviners tell as many bad fortunes as good, which can make us 
unpopular.

Avatar: How unjust. To speak the truth, and be blamed for it?

Orochi: Indeed. But my fate was changed when I met Lady Mikoto. She treated 
me like her own daughter. No matter what fortunes I told her.

Avatar: A rare soul, I guess.

Orochi: The rarest! Why, once I saw enemies outside the palace... I rushed at 
them, tried to drive them off by myself, and got hurt badly. She wept at my 
bedside that night, and many nights after that. Once I got better, Lady 
Mikoto said I must never run off like that again. To make sure that I didn't, 
she made me one of her personal attendants.

Avatar: She sounds like perfection.

Orochi: Lady Mikoto was so kind, being in her presence was like basking in 
the sun.
Avatar: A beautiful memory. Thank you for sharing it.

Orochi: Of course. Now if you'll excuse me, Lady Avatar... Th-those are all 
the memories that Orochi has in her right now. 
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Orochi A

Orochi: Ah, Lady Avatar. May I share one last thought about your mother?

Avatar: Of course. Your tales are like pearls, Orochi.

Orochi: As I have said, she had many facets. Funny, kind, wise, brilliant... 
...... And also dark.

Avatar: Oh?

Orochi: She usually shone, one way or another, no matter when you saw her. 
But then I'd catch her alone, a shadow in her features... She fell into dark 
spells, and I believe she was always thinking of...

Avatar: Me.

Orochi: Yes, you-or so I believe. She was agonizing over the loss of her 
daughter. Before her people, and at court, she was always bright as the sun. 
Yet she was unafraid to show this troubled side to me and Kagero.

Avatar: My poor mother...

Orochi: I wasn't sure whether to tell you. It's not a happy memory. And yet, 
in a way, it is. That was the side of her that loved you-missed you-deeply.

Avatar: Th-thank you, Orochi. I suspect no one knew her quite as well as you. 
That side of her, I feel it too. But in the darkness is love. I must do what 
I can to defend all those she also feared losing.

Orochi: I know she'd want you to take heart from all this loss.

Avatar: You're among those she held most dearly, Orochi.

Orochi: Perhaps. In any case, I loved Lady Mikoto very much. She was like a 
mother to me. So, of course, I feel very close to you. I hope I...haven't 
overstepped.

Avatar: Of course not, Orochi. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Orochi: My pleasure. 
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Avatar: Hmm... Looks like it's about time to go check those boar traps we put 
out. I wonder if we caught anything...

Setsuna: ...

Avatar: What in the world... Setsuna? What are you doing in the boar trap?!

Setsuna: Hello, Lady Avatar... Is that what this trap was for...?

Avatar: Yes! How did you even- Never mind. I'll get you out. There! The cage 
door has been unlocked. You don't seem to be hurt, at least.

Setsuna: Thank you for letting me out...

Avatar: Why weren't you calling for help? The camp isn't all that far away 
from here. Next time this happens, just yell really loud and I'm sure someone 
will come running. Though I guess that advice is moot; this sort of thing 
doesn't happen often.

Setsuna: This happens to me daily, milady...

Avatar: ...Excuse me?

Setsuna: Traps and I are destined for each other. If I go hiking in the 
mountains, I fall into traps left for wildlife... I always get hung up in 
fishing nets when I'm crossing rivers... I even fall into the small holes 
that children dig for fun in towns.

Avatar: *sigh* I don't even know what to say to this. I suppose it's at least 
a reliable "talent."

Setsuna: Thank you very much...

Avatar: That...really wasn't a compliment. Considering this happens so often, 
why didn't you call for help?

Setsuna: Oh... Lady Hinoka always eventually finds me, so...

Avatar: My sister tracks you down each time you get caught in a trap?

Setsuna: Yes. Lady Hinoka is very good about looking out for her retainers...

Avatar: The way you say that, I can't help but picture a pet, rather than 
another person.

Setsuna: You think so? Hmm... Anyway, that's why I don't get too worried 
whenever I'm caught in a trap.

Avatar: I suppose that's one way for you two to bond. 
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Setsuna B

Avatar: *phew* It's a hike to go out this far, but I'm almost to the traps I 
set last night. If I caught something big, there should be plenty for a feast 
for the whole camp!

Setsuna: Oh, hello...

Avatar: GAH! What's hanging in my trap?! It can't be... Setsuna?!

Setsuna: Yep, it's me. Hello, Lady Avatar...

Avatar: Hello... Bah! This is no time for pleasantries! How did you get 
trapped again?!

Setsuna: I thought I was pretty clear the last time we talked...

Avatar: But I told you to be more careful... Whatever, we can discuss this 
later. First, let's get you down from there!

Setsuna: Thanks again...

Avatar: *huff...huff...huff...* All right, there you go. I feel like we 
really need to address this problem. Maybe with some kind of plan. 
'''Setsuna''': Oh, no, I don't want to cause you any trouble, Lady Avatar... 
'''Avatar''': You already have. Twice. '''Setsuna''': In that case, perhaps 
it would be easier to just pretend you don't see me next time? Lady Hinoka 
has always found me before, so I'll be OK. '''Avatar''': <nowiki>*sigh* 
That's not the point, Setsuna. You being caught in traps for hours isn't good 
for you-or for the group.

Setsuna: Oh, it's never for hours, milady. It's usually a day or two before 
Lady Hinoka is able to figure out where I got caught.

Avatar: You mean... You've been left hanging in traps overnight?!

Setsuna: I suppose that's one way to look at it...

Avatar: That's the only way to look at it! Ah, I've had enough!! You can't 
live like this, Setsuna! I'm ordering you to undergo special training in how 
to avoid traps!

Setsuna: Hmm... Thanks for the offer, but I think I'll pass.

Avatar: You...you can't pass! It's an order, not an offer!

Setsuna: Aw...

Avatar: Don't give me that! This is for your own good!

Setsuna: I guess... 
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Setsuna A

Avatar: Look! Can you see how the leaves on the path are a different color?

Setsuna: Oh yes... They're really quite pretty, when I look at them now. I 
want a closer look...

Avatar: No! Don't do that!! Weren't you listening earlier? That color change 
is a sign of a hidden hole!

Setsuna: Oh... Did you say that?

Avatar: I did... Here, look at the base of that tree-does it seem odd how 
those fruits are there?

Setsuna: Oh, those look really, really fresh... Seeing those makes me kind of 
hungry...

Avatar: Setsuna! I told you not to touch stuff laid out like that! You'll be 
hanging upside down by your ankle if you do!

Setsuna: Oh. Sorry...

Avatar: I really don't understand... How can you be this inattentive all the 
time? You have got to be more aware of your surroundings...

Setsuna: Heeheehee...

Avatar: What's so funny?

Setsuna: I'm sorry, it's just... This is so much fun... Most people just kind 
of give up on me after a bit, because I don't really listen. But you're 
trying so hard, and it just seems really amusing to me...

Avatar: Um...

Setsuna: Lady Avatar, your face is all red... Do you need to cool down? We 
can move over into this really shady area, if it will help. Here, follow 
me...

Avatar: Setsuna! Wait! That's-

Setsuna: !! Where did this net come from? Oh no, is this another trap?

Avatar: *sigh* Yes...

Setsuna: It's a good thing you're here already, isn't it, Lady Avatar? Could 
you help me again? It'd really make me happy...

Avatar: Haha...I guess so. Just stay still for a moment.

Setsuna: Thank you... 
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B2. Oboro C

Avatar: Hmm, this is unusual. I've actually done everything on my list for 
today. Maybe I'll sit back and have a cup of tea before I turn in. There is 
that book I've been meaning to finish, too...

Oboro: Lady Avatar! What are you doing in here?

Avatar: Wh-Oboro?! Why are you up so late?

Oboro: I'm cleaning. Couldn't you tell by my mop and broom?

Avatar: In the dead of night, though?

Oboro: Afraid so. I have my duties and training to attend to during the day. 
So this is really the only chance I get. Now stop loafing around, Lady 
Avatar. You're in the way. Don't you leave that book there! Take it with you!

Avatar: Urgh...so much for a relaxing evening... I suppose the chores must be 
done, even if it is nearly midnight. Is there anything I can do to help you?

Oboro: ...

Avatar: Oboro...? Did you hear the question?

Oboro: Hm? Oh, uh, yeah.

Avatar: Really? You seemed anguished over something.

Oboro: F-forget it... Now shoo! I've still gotta sweep in here!

Avatar: I'm going, I'm going... 
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Oboro B

Avatar: Whew... What an exhausting day. And I still haven't had dinner yet. I 
wonder if there's anything in the kitchen I can take back to my room...

Oboro: ...

Avatar: Is there someone in here? AAAAH!

Oboro: ...

Avatar: Help! S-s-someone! It's a demon!

Oboro: Oh... Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Huh? Oh...it's only you. Whew. I must admit, it's a little creepy to 
see you in a dark room with only a single candle.

Oboro: S-sorry...

Avatar: Oboro...is everything OK? You were staring off into the woods for a 
moment.

Oboro: Yeah. Everything's fine.

Avatar: I'm not convinced. Your attention was wandering last time, too. Is 
something bothering you?

Oboro: Nothing that Lady Avatar should concern herself with.

Avatar: Don't worry about that. You shouldn't keep your troubles bottled up 
inside. I don't mind listening, at least.

Oboro: ...All right, since you insist. It's not a problem so much as a bad 
memory. When I was a kid, my parents ran a clothing shop in our village. We 
were out trading in Nohr when bandits attacked and killed them both. I hid in 
the wagon, and fortunately the bandits didn't notice me.

Avatar: I never knew...

Oboro: It all happened on a moonless night, just like this one. I can't help 
but remember when the sky gets black.

Avatar: Which explains why your face was so stormy. I'm sorry, Oboro. Here I 
am, notionally a Nohrian, asking you to open up to me. It was insensitive.

Oboro: N-not at all! You have nothing to feel guilty for, Lady Avatar. It's 
the bandits who are to blame. They're fiends in human shape...

Avatar: Oboro...

Oboro: Oh, um-sorry. I got kind of carried away there, I guess. I'll, 
uh...show myself out.
(Oboro leaves)

Avatar: That poor girl... 
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Oboro A

Oboro: Midnight cleaning time! Let's do this!

Avatar: More late-night cleaning, Oboro?

Oboro: Yes. Sorry to disturb you at this hour, but I'd appreciate your help.

Avatar: A couple nights ago it was repairing weapons and armor. Last night, 
you took inventory of the whole storeroom.

Oboro: Well, better safe than sorry, they say. Come on, Lady Avatar, don't 
just stand there. Help or get out of the way!

Avatar: I know what you're doing, Oboro. You're staying busy to pretend that 
nothing bothers you during the night, aren't you?

Oboro: ...

Avatar: Is it because spending a quiet night alone reminds you of the night 
your parents died?

Oboro: D-don't be silly! There are all kinds of reasons a girl would spend 
every night doing chores.

Avatar: But I've noticed you tend to glance grimly out at the forest while 
you do these chores.

Oboro: Th-that's because...um...

Avatar: Sorry. I wasn't trying to overstep my boundaries. But you seem 
desperate somehow, and it makes my heart ache to see.

Oboro: Hrgh...

Avatar: You don't need to try so hard. It won't bring your parents back... 
You have your master, and me, and all the others here to help you.

Oboro: Haha... You saw right through me, Lady Avatar. No matter how hard I 
try not to be, I'm a mess. I put up a front so I don't fall apart, and I keep 
people away with my stare... But it was never going to work forever. I just 
can't do it.

Avatar: Oboro... No one cares if you're a mess! We all have problems. We'll 
all help you through yours.

Oboro: Lady Avatar...

Avatar: If you're scared to fight on the front lines, there's plenty to 
contribute in back. If you really want, you can just stay here and do the 
chores. Everyone knows you as a kind person who always looks out for her 
comrades. So let us look out for you. Come to us anytime you want.

Oboro: Lady Avatar... You think they'll help me if I ask?

Avatar: I know they will. An army is founded on people not having to struggle 
alone.

Oboro: ...I never saw it like that before. Thank you...so much. I think I was 
shutting myself out for no reason. I feel a little better now.

Avatar: Good. You shouldn't hesitate to show your vulnerable side around your 
friends.

Oboro: Hahaha. What about my scary side?

Avatar: You mean that face you're always making? Maybe keep that to 
yourself... 
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B2. Kagero C

Avatar: ...

Kagero: ...

Avatar: ...

Kagero: ...

Avatar: Um... Kagero?

Kagero: Yes, milady?

Avatar: You've been watching me from up there for a while. Is there something 
you need?

Kagero: Hrm. I suppose you could say that. What I need is for you to remain 
safe and sound.

Avatar: I agree with that sentiment, but I should be safe here, don't you 
think?

Kagero: What I mean is...it is absolutely vital that we keep you safe. After 
careful observation of the army, I've realized that you are critical to 
morale. I will keep an eye on you at all times to make sure nothing happens 
to you. This also helps my liege, Lord Ryoma.

Avatar: How does this help my brother?

Kagero: It would undoubtedly break his heart if something happened to you.

Avatar: You clearly care deeply for him. How long have you been his retainer?

Kagero: I've served him for some time, though I was under Lady Mikoto's 
command before that. Combined, I have spent most of my life in service to the 
Hoshidan royal family.

Avatar: I didn't know that... Well, I am grateful for your assistance, but... 
You aren't planning on following me around everywhere I go, are you?

Kagero: You will be under my protection day and night, without fail.

Avatar: OK, well... I really need to go use the bathroom...

Kagero: You will be under my protection day and night, with exceptions. I 
will vanish whenever you need privacy.
(Kagero leaves)

Avatar: Whoa! She disappeared! Kagero really is a ninja... 
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Kagero B

Avatar: Kagero, I have a question...

Kagero: Yes, Lady Avatar?

Avatar: I know you're just doing your job, but... don't you think you should 
take a break?

Kagero: I would not be able to live with myself if something happened while I 
did so.

Avatar: It's just that...I feel a little on edge, being watched all the time. 
If it gets to me, I can only imagine how draining it must be for you to do 
it.

Kagero: I've trained for years to perform all the tasks of a ninja, so it 
doesn't bother me. But...I understand your point, milady. I will make an 
effort to be more inconspicuous in the future.

Avatar: I appreciate that, Kagero. I know your job can't be an easy one... 
That reminds me... Do you mind if I ask you something about Ryoma and my 
mother?

Kagero: Go ahead. I'll answer as best I can.

Avatar: How well did Ryoma and my mother get along with one another? Both 
royals, but not blood related... I imagine they had to figure a few things 
out.

Kagero: As far as I could tell, they had a very cordial relationship.

Avatar: I'm glad to hear that.

Kagero: I should clarify, though, that they didn't simply start off that way. 
The two of them worked very hard to forge their relationship into what it 
was.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Kagero: When Lord Sumeragi married Lady Mikoto, it wasn't just the royal 
children affected. There were a large number of Hoshidans who felt uneasy 
about her becoming queen. Lord Ryoma saw this and took it upon himself to 
build a relationship with her.

Avatar: Oh, I see. He wanted to set an example for everyone else to follow. 
Heh, that sounds like exactly something he would do.

Kagero: Lord Ryoma intended to make Lady Mikoto feel like she was welcome in 
Hoshido. From what I saw, he succeeded completely.

Avatar: That's reassuring. Thank you for sharing this with me, Kagero.

Kagero: Of course, milady.

Avatar: Ehem... Kagero?

Kagero: Yes, milady?

Avatar: I...I need to get changed...

Kagero: Oh! I apologize! I'll give you some privacy.
(Kagero leaves)

Avatar: And just like that, she's gone again... 
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Kagero A

Avatar: Hey, Kagero?

Kagero: You require some privacy? I shall disappe-

Avatar: Oh, no! Sorry, I just wanted to ask you something. I'm curious where 
your drive to carry out your missions comes from. It seems like all you do is 
follow the orders you've been given. I'm sure there are other things you'd 
like to do for yourself, aren't there?

Kagero: Of course, but it is the duty of a retainer to work hard for her 
liege.

Avatar: That's true, but...I feel like you're far more diligent than any of 
the other retainers.

Kagero: ...

Avatar: There must be something deep down that motivates you.

Kagero: *sigh* My clan has loyally served the Hoshidan royal family for many 
years. It is my duty as a ninja to continue that tradition. Also...I have an 
older brother.

Avatar: You do? I didn't know that...

Kagero: He's been frail since birth. It would be impossible for him to do 
even the most simple of martial arts. However, as he is the eldest child, it 
was his duty to carry on the tradition. His condition has led some to 
criticize our clan's loyalty. This hurt my brother more than anything else.

Avatar: ...

Kagero: So I serve in his place, working hard to prove to everyone that our 
clan is loyal. I have to protect my clan's honor.

Avatar: I understand, Kagero. Thank you for telling me all this. I can really 
appreciate your motivations.

Kagero: Thank you for understanding, Lady Avatar. I'm sorry if my dedication 
is ever inconvenient for you.

Avatar: Don't worry about it at all! It's reassuring to know someone like you 
has my back. 
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B2. Elise C

Elise: Hya! HIIIYAA!

Avatar: Um, Elise? Why are you throwing punches in the middle of the field?

Elise: Waaah! Avatar! I-I'm not doing anything! Really. Not a thing. Or, I 
mean, I was just here to pick flowers. YEAH! A pretty girl picking pretty 
flowers...

Avatar: Oh, I see. Are you sure about that?

Elise: But of course! I wanted to make you a lovely bouquet. I'M JUST TOO 
SWEET!

Avatar: OK then. It just seemed an awful lot like you were practicing your 
punches...

Elise: ... FINE! You caught me. You're just too clever for my devious 
deceptions. The truth is, lately I've been feeling like kind of a burden to 
everyone... I was hoping if I trained secretly I could become as strong as 
you are one day!

Avatar: Elise, please don't say that. I promise, no one thinks of you as a 
burden.

Elise: You're sweet to say that, Avatar. I love that you're always looking 
out for me. But that's exactly why I need to train! That way I can look out 
for myself instead!

Avatar: This clearly means a whole lot to you.

Elise: Oh, it means everything to me! Everything! See, watch this...KAPOW! My 
killer left hook. KABOOM! My right fist of fury! Kapow! Kaboom! HYAAA!

Avatar: Ah, wow. I'm impressed by your... exuberance. Well then, if it means 
that much to you, I'd be happy to help you out. After all, training is twice 
as effective with two minds at work.

Elise: You mean it, Avatar?! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You're the 
best! I love you THE MOST!!

Avatar: Hahaha, you're very welcome. Now then, let's start with some cardio. 
Ready...GO!

Elise: Heehee, yay! Here I gooooo!! 
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Elise B

Avatar: Hello, Elise. Shall we start our training for today?

Elise: Hrm... *sigh*

Avatar: Elise, are you feeling all right?

Elise: Not really. It's just... I've been training so hard, but I still feel 
like a big ol' burden.

Avatar: Nonsense. You've already improved quite a bit. Be patient. These 
things take time.

Elise: Do you mean it? You really think I've improved a lot?

Avatar: Absolutely. But the only way you'll keep getting better is to work 
hard every day.

Elise: You're right! No more moping around! I'm gonna do my best from here on 
out!

Avatar: That's the spirit!

Elise: So what are we working on today? Kicks? Punches? Intimidating faces?!

Avatar: Today we'll be working on your upper-body strength. Time for some 
push-ups! Go on, drop and give me twenty!

Elise: T-t-twenty push-ups? Like, in a row?! Is that even possible? And 
besides, aren't push-ups for big, burly, muscular types? Not cute little 
girls?

Avatar: That's just silly. Push-ups are for everyone. Everyone serious about 
training, anyway.

Elise: I see... Well, if you say so, Avatar. Here goes nothing...

Elise: One... Two... Three... F-four...

Avatar: You're doing great. Keep it up!

Elise: Fiiiiive... Ugh...

Avatar: What's the matter? You're not quitting already, are you? If you want 
to get stronger, you can't give up when things get tough.

Elise: But...my arms are wobbly... and I'm getting all SWEATY.

Avatar: No pain, no gain. When you can't take any more, remember why you're 
training. You want to be a stronger version of yourself, right? This is how 
you'll get there. Think you can handle it?

Elise: I...I CAN! I want to be better! Stronger! SWEATIER!!

Avatar: That's the Elise I know! Now let's try that again. This time, drop 
and give me ten!

Elise: OK! One! Two! Threeee! 
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Elise A

Avatar: Training time, Elise. Are you ready to get started?

Elise: ...

Avatar: Elise?! What's going on? Why are you crying?

Elise: I...I... *sniffle* *sob* I'm sorry, Avatar. I just feel... *SNIFF* I'm 
just so pathetic...

Avatar: Why would you say that? You've been doing so well!

Elise: ... I-I think I've gotten a tiny bit stronger, thanks to you. But... 
But... *sob* But when I encounter an enemy on the battlefield all alone, I 
still get so s-scared! If I keep being such a weak baby, I'll never stop 
being a burden to everyone!

Avatar: Elise...

Elise: I want to help protect everyone... I wanna protect you and Xander... 
and Leo... and C-C-Camilla... and everyone else too... I just want everyone 
to be safe and happy and to *sniff* live peacefully. But for that to happen, 
we've just got to win this stupid war! I can't keep holding us back by being 
the weak link...

Avatar: Elise... You sweet, silly girl. Dry those tears. I understand how you 
feel, but I promise things aren't so bleak.

Elise: Avatar...

Avatar: War isn't just about fighting. To truly win, you must believe in what 
you're fighting for. You have such a pure desire for peace, and that's 
invaluable in times like these. So no, Elise, you're definitely not a burden. 
You're a ray of light in the dark. Now show me that smile, and please, never 
stop trying to improve. You're doing great.

Elise: Avatar... Th-thank you, Avatar! You always know just what to say. I 
love you so much!

Avatar: I love you too, Elise.

Elise: All right then, no more messing around! I'm gonna become the best me 
ever! I won't stop until I'm the invincible, unstoppable, legendary princess 
of Nohr!

Avatar: Haha, that's the spirit! 
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B2. Camilla C

Camilla: Avatar! I've been looking all over for you.

Avatar: Camilla? Is something wrong?

Camilla: No, no, of course not. Now, I'll just sit down first, and...I'm all 
ready!

Avatar: This again?

Camilla: That's right-it's time for you to rest your pretty little head in my 
lap. Would you like a lullaby as well? I know how hard it is to fall asleep 
sometimes.

Avatar: Camilla, it's been YEARS since I've done that.

Camilla: Are you sure? It seems like yesterday to me. I could just sit and 
stare at your precious sleeping face for hours. C'mon! I promise I won't kiss 
your cheeks while you're sleeping. Oh, who am I kidding? I can't promise 
that!

Avatar: Camilla... I'm not a child anymore.

Camilla: So?

Avatar: So...our relationship has to evolve. You don't need to cuddle me to 
sleep anymore.

Camilla: I don't see why not!

Avatar: Look, it's normal for sisters to be close to one another... But this 
is something else altogether.

Camilla: So you're worried about what people will think, is that it?

Avatar: Well, yes! I'm not a child anymore, and I need to be taken seriously!

Camilla: D'awww, you're all growed up. I'm so proud of you, my sweet little 
sister.

Avatar: Are you even listening to me? 
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Camilla B

Camilla: Ah, there you are, Avatar.

Avatar: Hello, Camilla. I suppose it's my nap time?

Camilla: Of course not. I've come to my senses. I know I oughtn't treat you 
as a child.

Avatar: Do you mean that? My message finally got through?

Camilla: Certainly. Going forward, I will treat you as the adult sister you 
have become. Now then, I was thinking we deserve a small break from all this 
action. Shall we pop off to the local hot springs for a spell? Do a bit of a 
"spa fortnight," as I like to call it?

Avatar: What?!

Camilla: What do you mean, what? It's just a little soaking and relaxing, 
dear. Don't two sisters deserve a little extra time to bond?

Avatar: Of course, but... How do you think it would look to the others? I 
can't let my friends fight and die while I'm off soaking in a tub!

Camilla: And basking in the rejuvenative powers of daily facial peels! One 
mustn't forget the facial peels.

Avatar: I'm sorry, Camilla, but I can't get away for something like that 
right now.

Camilla: Oh, I suppose not. It's just that I feel terrible about your 
wretched past. Being locked away for so long...unable to go shopping or 
stroll the gardens. Let alone experience life's simplest pleasures! Like 
running madly through a springtime meadow...or splashing in the ocean. Father 
didn't allow that sort of thing, did he.

Avatar: No.

Camilla: Don't you see how hard it was on me? Not to be able to do anything 
for my poor little sister?

Avatar: Camilla, please don't cry.

Camilla: You're right, I'm being ridiculous. Letting my emotions overtake me 
like that. Just give me a moment...

Avatar: Of course.

Camilla: ...to pack both of our bags! Now, would you like to bring one 
bathing suit or two?

Avatar: Two, of course. Wait, what am I saying? 
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Camilla A

Avatar: Camilla, can we chat for a minute?

Camilla: Of course, my silly little Avatar! I mean...of course, Avatar. Is 
everything all right? You seemed so distressed the other day. And then you 
just ran off...

Avatar: I know. I just needed some time to think.

Camilla: Time to think?

Avatar: Yes. Sometimes you come on so strong, and my first reaction is to run 
and hide. But...I realized that that's pretty childish.

Camilla: Oh?

Avatar: I mean, here I am trying to get you to treat me as an adult... But 
I'm acting like a spoiled brat. I do need to work harder at empathizing with 
others. I know that your intentions are pure. And I appreciate how much you 
care for me. So...I'd like to spend more time with you. I promise I won't run 
away again.

Camilla: Awwww... *sob*

Avatar: Camilla?

Camilla: My little Avatar is growing up right before my eyes. So, where 
should we go first? There's a whole world out there to explore!

Avatar: Well, I thought you might have some ideas about that.

Camilla: Oh, I most certainly do! Look at this map.

Avatar: Did...did you just pull that out of your bra?

Camilla: Where else would I keep it? Now, let's see... Ah, yes. See all these 
circles?

Avatar: Yes... Is this a map of all of Nohr?

Camilla: Indeed. Oh, I've been planning this for ages! Now, each circle 
represents a place I've dreamed of visiting with you.

Avatar: I don't know what to say...

Camilla: First on the list is this field of flowers here. It's absolutely 
sublime-a living work of art. This circle is a cavern filled with sparkling 
crystals and mysterious rock formations. And, last but not least, a secluded 
hot spring not far from our current location...

Avatar: Really?

Camilla: Yes, I want more than anything to go together.

Avatar: Camilla, you meant for us to visit this hot spring from the very 
beginning, didn't you?

Camilla: Don't be ridiculous. It just so happens that it's a natural wonder.

Avatar: And it has nothing to do with the-what did you call it? Facial peel?

Camilla: Oh, well as long as we're there, we might as well TRY one...or 
two...

Avatar: Well...let me think about it. OK?

Camilla: Oh, certainly! I can wait. I mean, I've already been waiting for 
years. Take your time, sister. This will be like the blink of an eye.

Avatar: First things first... They don't actually peel your face off, do 
they? 
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B2. Effie C

Effie: *nom* *nom* *nom* Mmm...

Avatar: Ah, Effie. Hosting a feast, are you? Who else is invited?

Effie: Oh, hello, Lady Avatar. No, why do you ask?

Avatar: Um...because you have enough food for twelve people laid out here.

Effie: Twelve people? Goodness, no. This is simply my lunch-nothing more. I 
expend a great deal of energy in the course of my training, you see. 
Afterward, I must refuel. All in the name of protecting Lady Elise, of 
course!

Avatar: I see. Well, Elise is lucky to have someone like you on her side.

Effie: Thank you for the kind words! I do hope I'm doing an adequate job for 
her. After all, I owe her everything...

Avatar: Is that so? How do you mean?

Effie: Oh, yes. I wouldn't be the person I am today without her.

Avatar: That sounds like an interesting story. Care to fill me in?

Effie: I suppose I could...but it's a long story, and I'd like to eat while 
my lunch is hot.

Avatar: Of course! Pardon me.

Effie: Thank you, Lady Avatar. *nom* *nom* *nom* 
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Effie B

Avatar: Effie, there you are! I've been looking all over for you. Wait, what 
are you doing?

Effie: Oh, Lady Avatar! I'm just patching up this wall. After it rained the 
other day, I noticed that a few of the boulders were loose. We can't have 
that, can we?

Avatar: I don't understand. What kind of repairs can you possibly-

Effie: Here, I'll show you. HRRRRGH!

Avatar: Unbelievable! How can you lift that rock with your bare hands?

Effie: Aw, it's nothing. Just years of training in service of Lady Elise.

Avatar: That's right... You were going to tell me a story about her the last 
time we spoke. Are you still willing to share?

Effie: Certainly. But would you mind terribly if I continue working while we 
speak?

Avatar: Not at all.

Effie: Very well. I'll start at the beginning. I was born into extreme 
poverty-a child of the streets. And yet Lady Elise herself would often visit 
my slum in disguise.

Avatar: Really? I had no idea.

Effie: Oh, yes. Now, let me just grab another rock... HRAAAAAAA! Anyway, as I 
was saying, Lady Elise visited frequently, and we became fast friends. Hyup. 
HRRRRRGH! Whew! One day, while we were playing, some guards began harassing 
us. Lady Elise was forced to reveal her identity to get them to leave us 
alone.

Avatar: I see.

Effie: Her glory was so blinding at that moment that I can hardly describe 
it. YAAAAAHHHH!

Avatar: Pardon me, Effie, but your repairs are becoming too distracting!

Effie: How do you mean?

Avatar: I've never seen such feats of strength. It's all I can do to refrain 
from applauding! Perhaps you can finish telling me the story another time.

Effie: Sure, I suppose so, Lady Avatar. Although...I have a favor to ask of 
you.

Avatar: Certainly. Name it.

Effie: All this lifting is making me hungry. I know it's not your place, 
but... Would you mind terribly bringing me something to eat? A whole lot of 
something, preferably.

Avatar: Of course, Effie. I'll return shortly.

Effie: Thank you, Lady Avatar! Bring as much food as you can carry, please! 
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Effie A

Avatar: Hello, Effie. I've been dying to hear the rest of your story. Is now 
a good time?

Effie: Of course, Lady Avatar. Now, where did I leave off?

Avatar: Some guards were harassing you, and Lady Elise was forced to reveal 
her identity.

Effie: That's right. It was sad, because we both realized we wouldn't be able 
to play together anymore. I sat sobbing in the street for hours, until I 
realized how I could see Elise again!

Avatar: Go on...

Effie: Well, I realized that I must become a palace soldier.

Avatar: Of course. It all makes sense.

Effie: If I could make it as a soldier, I'd get to spend time at the palace. 
And to even be in the presence of Lady Elise once again seemed intoxicating. 
From that day onward, I gave everything in my quest to become a soldier. 
Fortunately, I turned out to have some aptitude for the profession.

Avatar: Yes, I'd vouch for that...

Effie: Anyway, it wasn't long before my dream came true. Lady Elise took me 
on as a retainer. And that's where things stand today. She brought me hope in 
my darkest days. I would do anything for her. So, uh, that's my story...

Avatar: Effie, thank you so much for sharing this with me. I may have said 
this before, but Elise is truly lucky to have you as her retainer.

Effie: Thank you. That's nice to hear. But...

Avatar: But? What's wrong?

Effie: Lady Avatar... I feel a bit conflicted. Because lately, you've become 
so important to me.

Avatar: And this upsets you?

Effie: Yes-I mean, no! It's just that...well...Lady Elise is always my first 
priority. But at the same time, you've been so helpful in battle. And you've 
taken such an interest in my humble life story...

Avatar: Effie, there's nothing to worry about. I understand your feelings for 
Elise. I would never want to get in between you and her. I know that she 
comes first.

Effie: I'm so relieved to hear that! Because we do seem to be such a good 
team... On the battlefield.

Avatar: Yes, of course. On the battlefield. 
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B2. Nyx C

Nyx: *sigh* It's not here either. I was sure I'd find it here...

Avatar: What's wrong, Nyx? You look upset.

Nyx: Avatar...it's not important.

Avatar: It looks important enough to you. If there's any way I can help, just 
tell me.

Nyx: That's very kind of you. But if you really want to help, you can mind 
your business and stay out of my problems.

Avatar: Ah, er...I'm sorry. I didn't mean to pry.

Nyx: No harm done. You're young enough that I expect you can't help it.

Avatar: Me? Young? Unless I miss my guess, I'm clearly older than you.

Nyx: Are you through speaking?

Avatar: Y-yes...

Nyx: ...Perhaps I was too harsh. I know your intentions were good. But when a 
LADY has a secret to keep, don't go digging for answers. Be mindful of that 
in the future.

Avatar: Uh...understood.

Nyx: Good. Now go. 
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Nyx B

Nyx: Nothing! How does this volume not contain what I'm looking for...?

Avatar: What ARE you looking for, exactly?

Nyx: Avatar...didn't I tell you not to pry into a lady's secrets?

Avatar: Yes, I remember something like that. But you can't expect me to turn 
a blind eye to a friend in need.

Nyx: A friend, hm?

Avatar: If you still insist that I leave, then I will.

Nyx: Hmhm... Ah, to be young again.

Avatar: What?

Nyx: Since you insist, I'll tell you. I'm searching for an artifact mirror. 
It's an ancient, sacred treasure, imbued with the power of the gods. It's 
rumored to reflect only the truth. And that's all I'll say about it.

Avatar: See, that wasn't so hard. You'll be the first to know if I come 
across any mystic-looking mirrors. On a different subject, though...

Nyx: Yes?

Avatar: You keep implying that I'm younger than you. But you seem to still be 
in your adolescence, at most.

Nyx: ... So you don't know.

Avatar: Know what?

Nyx: *sigh* I suppose you're bound to find out sooner or later. I may look 
young, but in truth, I'm much older than you.

Avatar: What?

Nyx: As a result of a serious error I made in my youth, I'm stuck in this 
form. I haven't physically aged in many years, but mentally I'm quite old. If 
only I could see my true form...

Avatar: Oh, I see now.

Nyx: Yes. That's why I seek the artifact mirror. It alone can show me what 
I'm meant to look like at this age. Now you understand?

Avatar: Y-yes, that explains a lot. Thank you for sharing, Nyx. 
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Nyx A

Nyx: Nayah hortek tumlah turlah escheh... Haa!

Avatar: Nyx! What is this?! Are you casting a spell on yourself?!

Nyx: There's no harm in it. Try as I might, I can't find the artifact mirror. 
So I thought I'd try to break the curse directly.

Avatar: The curse?

Nyx: Yes. Do you remember how I told you that I stopped aging physically long 
ago? It is because I was cursed.

Avatar: I see. How did this happen?

Nyx: I showed a gift for magic at a young age. I was known by many as a 
prodigy. Such was my downfall. I became carried away in my inexperience and 
lost control of my magic. It backfired, and I have been stuck in this form 
since.

Avatar: I never knew of this...

Nyx: But while my body stopped changing, my mind and soul grew older. I was 
no longer seen as a prodigy but as a monster. And I don't blame those who saw 
me that way. That's what I am.

Avatar: No, you aren't! I've never thought of you that way.

Nyx: Indeed?

Avatar: Not once! If I thought you were a monster, we wouldn't be having this 
conversation.

Nyx: ...I suppose not.

Avatar: You're an important member of our force. And you've only become more 
so as I get to know you better.

Nyx: Avatar, I...

Avatar: I'm glad you opened up to me. I'm thrilled to finally get to know you 
better. I've been searching for that artifact mirror, too, but... Details 
have been hard to come by. Still, I'll keep trying!

Nyx: Thank you. But even if you don't find the mirror, I think I'll be all 
right. It's enough to know someone cares sufficiently that they'd make the 
effort.

Avatar: That's true... But even so, it would be better to find it, wouldn't 
you say? I won't give up. Just give me some time and have faith.

Nyx: Very well. I'll keep my expectations low, but who knows? You're so 
young...so ambitious, and so fearless. Though I am your elder, who's to say 
you're not the more mature of us? 
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B2. Selena C

Selena: Grr! Where did it go? Why am I the most cursed person in the entire 
world? Ughhh!

Avatar: Selena? I heard shouting... Is everything OK?

Selena: Um, obviously not! I can't find my yukata!

Avatar: Oh no! Wait, what's a yukata?

Selena: You don't even know what a yukata is? Well, for your information, 
it's a super- cute dress-type thing from Hoshido.

Avatar: Oh. But aren't you from Nohr?

Selena: What does that have to do with it? And who said I was from Nohr?

Avatar: Sorry, I'm confused-

Selena: Why does it matter where I'm from? I can wear whatever I want.

Avatar: No argument here. If the dress fits...

Selena: Well OF COURSE it fits-I looked fabulous! But now I CAN'T FIND IT.

Avatar: No need to shout... I'm sure it's around here somewhere...

Selena: Don't you know anything? I was fishing for a compliment there. Jeez!

Avatar: I'm sorry?

Selena: Whatever. Are you going to help me find my yukata or not?

Avatar: Well, it doesn't sound like I have a choice.

Selena: Not if you want to remain my third-best friend, missy. Now, c'mon, 
let's find that thing!

Avatar: OK, sounds good. Wait, THIRD best? Who are numbers one and-?

Selena: Oh, don't you worry your pretty little head off about them. 
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Selena B

Selena: Hey, Avatar! Didja find my yukata yet?

Avatar: Sorry, I haven't. But, to be honest, after we spent so much time 
looking the other day... I sort of assumed it was gone forever. So I haven't 
been looking very hard.

Selena: Ugh! You give up too easily.

Avatar: Well, I did look all around the castle, and I asked a few people 
about it.

Selena: Well, you feel that you tried your best. I guess that's good enough 
for some people.

Avatar: *sigh*

Selena: You're sighing? It's like you don't even WANT to find my yukata.

Avatar: Selena, I would truly like to help you find it, if only for my own 
personal relief. Maybe you could tell me a bit more about the garment...

Selena: All right... It's burgundy with a tiny cherry blossom pattern. It's 
the same color my mother used to wear a lot. But it probably looked better on 
her, of course...

Avatar: Why would you say that?

Selena: Well, she was perfect and she had perfect taste. Kinda hard to live 
up to that. Not that I don't come pretty darn close!

Avatar: She "was" perfect? Did she pass away?

Selena: Yeah, but whatever. I'm over it. Anyway, we're talking about my 
yukata here. You got the details memorized?

Avatar: Er, yes. Burgundy with cherry blossoms. Oh, one other thing. What 
size was it?

Selena: What SIZE?

Avatar: Er, yes?

Selena: That's kind of personal, don't you think? What if I asked you what 
color of underwear you were wearing, huh?

Avatar: Um...

Selena: Oh, great. Now you're probably thinking about MY underwear. You're so 
nosy, you know that?

Avatar: Selena, please listen! I wasn't thinking anything like that! I just 
want to help you find your yukata. I thought it might be helpful to know the 
size.

Selena: All right, fine. It's a regular size yukata. Not large, not small. 
REGULAR. Got it?

Avatar: Regular-sized. Got it.

Selena: Now, are you done interrogating me? Will you hurry up and start 
searching?

Avatar: Yes, I will be glad to take my leave of you at this point.

Selena: Wait, what do you mean by THAT? 
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Selena A

Selena: Hey, Avatar! Did you find my yukata yet or what?

Avatar: Well...

Selena: *sigh* Don't bother answering. I can tell by the look on your face. 
Whatever. It doesn't matter anymore.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Selena: I mean...we've both looked all over for the darn thing, and it's just 
gone. I'm sorry I wasted your time. I know you've got a lot of important 
stuff going on.

Avatar: Selena...

Selena: Just so we're clear, I'm not grateful.

Avatar: Well, I'm glad you could clear that up.

Selena: I guess I'll just have to make a new yukata. It'll probably be 
challenging, but with my level of talent, I'm sure it will turn out.

Avatar: I think that's a good idea, Selena. Camilla is always saying how 
talented you are.

Selena: She...she is? I mean... Of course she is. By the way, what's your 
size?

Avatar: My size? You got so upset when I asked about your size the other day.

Selena: Ughhh. This is for a gift so it's TOTALLY DIFFERENT, duh.

Avatar: Fair enough. I was just teasing! But you don't need to get me a gift.

Selena: Well don't worry. It's not like it's a good gift or anything. I just 
thought that if I had some leftover scraps of material... Maybe, if I had 
time, I could sew them together into a yukata for you. Whatever! I probably 
won't have enough material or I'll forget or something.

Avatar: I see. Well, it's the thought that counts.

Selena: Great. So now we just need to go find some cute fabric. Ready to go?

Avatar: Um...

Selena: What do you mean, "um"? Are you ready or not? Most people would BEG 
for a chance to go shopping with me.

Avatar: I'm sure I'll be begging for something by the end of the trip...

Selena: Ha, ha. C'mon, let's go! This is going to be fun. Hurry up!
(Selena leaves)

Avatar: And there she goes. Wait, I never told her what size I am! 
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B2. Beruka C

Avatar: Hello, Beruka. What are you up to?

Beruka: ...

Avatar: ...Beruka?

Beruka: It is obvious. I'm repairing my weapon.

Avatar: Oh. Right. I suppose that is obvious. You know, I very much admire 
the care with which you treat your weapons. Which reminds me-the other day, 
when I saw you on the battlefield-

Beruka: State your business. Quickly.

Avatar: Huh? I don't really have any "business." I just thought it would be 
nice to chat.

Beruka: Why?

Avatar: Do I need a reason?

Beruka: If you do not have business, do not speak to me.

Avatar: Beruka... Very well. I'm sorry for bothering you.

Beruka: Thank you. I do not see why people so enjoy such meaningless chatter. 
Do you?

Avatar: Well...I guess I'd say it's because people want to get to know one 
another. Even now, I feel I've gotten to know you just a little bit better.

Beruka: Why do you feel the need to get to know me?

Avatar: Because I'd like for us to be friends.

Beruka: Why?

Avatar: I...ah...I don't know. It sounds nice?

Beruka: You are strange. May I resume my task now?

Avatar: S-sure. Sorry to bother you. Maybe we can talk about this some other 
time... 
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Beruka B

Avatar: Working on your weapon again, Beruka?

Beruka: You again. I suppose this is good timing. I need to discuss something 
with you.

Avatar: Really? You want to talk with me? About what?

Beruka: Our conversation the other day confirmed my hatred of conversations. 
What benefit is there in getting to know one another?

Avatar: As I said before, it's because I would like for us to be friends.

Beruka: Friends? Hmph. I will make this quick. These are things people have 
said about me: "Beruka is a monster. She does not feel. She is barely human." 
"Beruka is a peerless assassin. And there is a reason for that." "She's a 
puppet. A sad, murderous little tool with no will of her own."

Avatar: Beruka...

Beruka: Do you understand what kind of person I am now?

Avatar: ...

Beruka: I had a mentor who taught me how to kill. I returned that generosity 
with violence. My mentor died by my hand. I did not hesitate for even a 
moment.

Avatar: What? Why would you do such a thing?

Beruka: Why? What a foolish question. I was ordered to. Nothing more, nothing 
less.

Avatar: ...

Beruka: I hope this has been enlightening. No good will come of "getting to 
know me" better. Now, excuse me. Milady.
(Beruka leaves)

Avatar: ... 
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Beruka A

Beruka: What are you doing here?

Avatar: Just came by to chat.

Beruka: Even after our last conversation? You are strange.

Avatar: Yep! That's me!

Beruka: So? What is it this time?

Avatar: Hm. Let's see... How about we talk about your family?

Beruka: My family? I don't remember them.

Avatar: Why not?

Beruka: I was abandoned before I was old enough to retain any memories. I 
don't even know who they were.

Avatar: I'm sorry. It sounds like I hit on a sensitive subject.

Beruka: Don't worry about it. It is what it is. I cannot blame them. They 
were neither good nor bad. Few in the slums even believed in such concepts. A 
man who was kind enough to give me bread was also a murderer. Was he "good"? 
Was he "evil"? Neither. He fed me. He killed. That is all. In the same way, 
my parents left me. In the same way, I kill. That is all.

Avatar: I see...

Beruka: Are we done? This conversation has been pointless. Continuing it 
would only be more pointless.

Avatar: I disagree. You're an important ally, and I am grateful I've gotten 
to learn more about you.

Beruka: Ally? You think me an ally?

Avatar: Yes. Why wouldn't I?

Beruka: I told you I killed my mentor, correct? If given the order, I might 
kill you as quickly.

Avatar: Ha. Bring it on! I'll take you on with all I've got.

Beruka: You think you could defeat me?

Avatar: I don't know. But at the very least, I'd certainly make you work for 
it.

Beruka: ...Heh. You really are a strange one. But you're all right. 
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B2. Peri C

Peri: *sniff* *sniff* Waaaaah...

Avatar: Peri? What's wrong? Why are you here crying by yourself?

Peri: Lady Avatar... I uh...*sniff*... Waaaaaaah!

Avatar: It's hard to understand you while you're sobbing so hard. Can you 
tell me what happened?

Peri: Don't wanna...

Avatar: Why not?

Peri: Because...because you'll say the same thing as they all did... I'm 
gonna kill 'em.

Avatar: Um, what?

Peri: All the ones who made me cry! They're dead meat!

Avatar: H-hey, we all get mad sometimes, but...

Peri: No joke, I'm really gonna slaughter them all!

Avatar: (Whatever happened must have been serious... She's incoherent with 
rage. I'd better stay with her until she calms down...)

Peri: Urgh...*sniffle*... Waaaaaaaaaaaaah! 
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Peri B

Peri: Urgh...*sniffle* *sob* Waaaaaaah!

Avatar: Peri, are you crying again? Won't you please tell me what's upsetting 
you so much?

Peri: ...Why do you care?

Avatar: Why? Well, because we're allies.

Peri: Allies... Lord Xander said it's important to have those. In that case, 
I guess it's safe to tell you.

Avatar: I'm honored that you'd confide in me.

Peri: I'm sad because everyone looks at me like I'm weird.

Avatar: Really?

Peri: Yeah. But of course I'm different! I come from a really noble family.

Avatar: You're the daughter of nobility? No one mentioned that.

Peri: Well, now you know! At home, they called me Lady Peri, and I had 
servants waiting on me hand and foot. They all loved me, even when I killed a 
few of them.

Avatar: B-back up there. You killed your own servants?

Peri: Uh-huh. I was bored, so I picked up my sword, and TWHACK! I took a 
blood bath in the spray that came out! It's good for your skin, you know.

Avatar: E-eep... You...answer to Xander, yes?
Peri: I do! Me and Laslow are Lord Xander's top retainers. Lord Xander's 
great because he gives me lots of chances to bathe.

Avatar: (What was he thinking?!)

Peri: Did you say something?

Avatar: Me? No!

Peri: Lord Xander doesn't look at me weird, but everyone else sure does. 
Every soldier at the castle kept their distance from me.

Avatar: Do tell...

Peri: Some allies they were! They looked at me funny, and now they have to 
die!

Avatar: Th-there's no punishment you go to first before killing them? (Who 
have I let into my army?! I can't let her go killing people willy-nilly...!)

Peri: Thanks for listening. I feel a lot better! Here, you can have this in 
return. I baked it myself!

Avatar: A hidden talent, eh? Sure, I'll try it. Thank you very much, Peri.

Peri: You're very welcome! 
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Peri A

Peri: Oh! Lady Avatar!

Avatar: No tears today, Peri? That's encouraging.

Peri: I know! People still look at me funny... But now they all want to try 
my snacks!

Avatar: I'm glad for you.

Peri: I know what you did for me. You talked to them all and told them how 
good my snacks are.

Avatar: Guilty as charged. I really did enjoy it, though!

Peri: Thanks, Lady Avatar!

Avatar: It probably helped that I omitted the part about you killing your 
servants...

Peri: Sorry, I didn't catch that.

Avatar: Oh, er, I was just reviewing my agenda for the rest of the day.

Peri: What a great day! I'm going to keep churning out treats for everybody. 
Especially for you, Lady Avatar!

Avatar: For me?

Peri: Yup! I like being your ally. You were nice to me, so I'll be nice to 
you. Like when you listened to my problems.

Avatar: You're very welcome, Peri. I'm really pleased to see this outpouring 
of goodwill from you. I can see now why Xander chose you as his retainer.

Peri: Oh yeah?

Avatar: Yes. And I don't think it was entirely because of your bloodlust. 
Xander saw the kindness in you, and that's why he wanted you in his company. 
I want to make sure I recognize and reward kindness, just as he did.

Peri: Thanks, Lady Avatar. I hope you'll be kind to me, too. We'll be 
spending lots of time together!

Avatar: I'm looking forward to it. 
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B2. Charlotte C

Charlotte: Oh! Lady Avatar! I've finally found you!

Avatar: Hello, Charlotte. Was there something you needed?

Charlotte: Nothing for me, no. But for you, milady... For you I have made a 
wonderful lunch! I hope you haven't eaten yet...

Avatar: I haven't, no. That's very thoughtful of you, Charlotte.

Charlotte: It is, isn't it? I was back in my tent, thinking about how you're 
always fighting on the front lines... It seemed to me like a nice lunch might 
be exactly what you'd need!

Avatar: Thank you very much.

Charlotte: Could you...take a quick look at it, before you eat it? I just 
want to be sure that there is nothing in it that isn't to your liking. If 
there is, I'll throw it out and make you a whole new meal!

Avatar: I'm sure that won't be the case, but if it makes you feel better... 
... Just as I said, it looks perfect.

Charlotte: Really? I'm so happy to hear that! I poured my heart and soul into 
making this lunch for you, Lady Avatar. I started thinking about what I would 
make for you last night, and before I knew it... The sun had risen! Teehee! 
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

Avatar: *munch* *munch* Wow! This is fantastic, Charlotte! The way you've 
mixed the flavors is perfect!

Charlotte: Truly? I'm so glad to hear that! It makes all the effort worth it. 
*sniffle* Oh dear... Please excuse me, milady. I seem to be overwhelmed with 
gratitude... I must step away, or I'll make an absolute fool of myself.

Avatar: Of course, Charlotte. Thanks again. 
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Charlotte B

Charlotte: Wait, am I reading this right? THIS is how much we're getting 
paid?! What kind of... We're out there risking our lives, and this is all we 
get?! What kind of fools do they think we are? This is disgusting! Insulting! 
And...and... RAWR!

Avatar: Um... Hey, Charlotte...

Charlotte: !! O-oh my! Lady Avatar! Tee...hee...hee... What are you doing 
here?

Avatar: I just came by to return your lovely lunch box... Did I come by at a 
bad time?

Charlotte: No! Not at all! And that's so nice of you. Aww, you even washed it 
for me!

Avatar: No problem... Hey, this may sound rude, but you...are Charlotte, 
right?

Charlotte: What? Of course I am!

Avatar: But...you just punched that tree so hard it fell over. With your bare 
hands, too.

Charlotte: Punching? Me? Never! You must be mistaken.

Avatar: ...

Charlotte: All that happened was I reached out...with my fist...to lean on 
the tree. Then there was a huge gust of wind! THAT'S what must have toppled 
the tree. Teehee, it just made me look freakishly strong is all!

Avatar: A gust of wind? I didn't feel any wind...

Charlotte: ... Damn it!
(Charlotte leaves)

Avatar: Hey, Charlotte, wait! That was so strange. It was like she was two 
different people... Hrm? It looks like she dropped something here. Is this... 
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Charlotte A

Avatar: Charlotte, there you are! I've been looking all over for you.

Charlotte: Hrmph, what do you need, Lady Avatar? I'm kind of occupied. By the 
way, this is how I normally am. Shocking, I know.

Avatar: It is a little surprising, yes...

Charlotte: It really shouldn't be, though. Aren't all women like this? I 
mean, putting on an act in order to earn favor with others? It's exhausting, 
and it's nice to be able to drop it once in a while.

Avatar: Does this mean that you've given up putting on your act?

Charlotte: Ha! As if. Just because I've dropped the act with you doesn't mean 
I'm telling everyone. You're not the only person I was trying to butter up to 
get to like me. But I suppose there's no harm in being myself around you all 
the time. You're not going to judge me for acting, are you?

Avatar: Not at all. It's just surprising is all. I had no idea, to be honest. 
But I'd rather talk to the real Charlotte instead of the girl you pretend to 
be.

Charlotte: Really? Wow...

Avatar: Anyway, that's not why I came by today. I just wanted to return your 
lunch box. You left in such a hurry before, you forgot it. That really was 
one of the best lunches I have ever eaten.

Charlotte: I... Thank you, Lady Avatar. It's wonderful to hear that...

Avatar: I'm glad to say it. It really was a treat. Also, I wanted to return 
this to you. You left it behind as well. It looked important, so...

Charlotte: Is that... Ahhh! Give it here! ... It's...for sending money...

Avatar: You mail money? Who do you send it to?

Charlotte: My parents. It may be surprising to learn, but I actually care 
deeply about them. Growing up, we never had much, but they always made sure I 
knew they loved me. Ever since I left home, I've made sure to send them money 
whenever I can. ...I can imagine you don't believe a word I'm saying though, 
huh?

Avatar: No, I believe you. After all, you have no reason to lie to me about 
this, right? When you were pretending, you seemed helpless and frail. Without 
that act, you seem much stronger. And also...more direct.

Charlotte: Heh. Usually people just say I seem really, really scary. In any 
case, I have no reason to hold back in battle now.

Avatar: That is very true. And I imagine, seeing you going all in during 
battle... I'll be driven to fight better, too!

Charlotte: Lady Avatar, I'll work hard to serve you in any way you need... 
But don't even THINK about telling anyone about the real me, OK?

Avatar: Ahaha, I promise. 
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B2. Midori C

Midori: Should I go? Or should I stay? This is so frustrating!

Avatar: Huh? Midori? What are you doing here? Are you about to head into the 
forest?

Midori: Oh, Avatar! Well, see, I wanted to gather some medicinal herbs...

Avatar: Buuut...?

Midori: But sometimes I get so carried away that I wind up losing my way and 
getting lost.

Avatar: Lost?

Midori: Yeah! And last time I only got back 'cause I ran into some people 
from town. So I'm too scared to go out herb hunting by myself again.

Avatar: I see. That does sound like quite the conundrum.

Midori: B-but how can I make medicine for everyone if I can't even get the 
herbs? I don't wanna be a disappointment...

Avatar: Don't worry, Midori. I'm sure no one will be disappointed in you. But 
if it bothers you that much, then I'd be happy to go with you!

Midori: Really? You would?

Avatar: Mhm! That way I can make sure you don't get lost. And, if it's OK 
with you, I'd love it if you taught me about all the herbs we pick.

Midori: That sounds wonderful! Thanks, Avatar! We got a deal!

Avatar: Well then, shall we be off?

Midori: Yep! 
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Midori B

Avatar: Hey, Midori! I forget, was this herb for medicine or for cook- Huh? 
Midori? Where did you go?

Midori: Hmmmm.

Avatar: Midori! Wait for me! When did you get so far away?!

Midori: Huh? Oh, Avatar! I'm sorry. Did I wander off again?

Avatar: Yes, for the fifth time today!

Midori: Awww! I'm sorry! I'm so, so sorry!

Avatar: It's OK. That's the whole reason I'm here, right? So, what was it 
this time? Did you find another rare herb?

Midori: Yep! Check this one out!

Avatar: Wow! It looks so weird. Are you sure it's not poisonous?

Midori: Of course I'm sure! It's really good for you! And it even tastes 
super good!

Avatar: Oh? Really? Even though it's medicinal?

Midori: Yup! It's not all bitter like most herbs.

Avatar: That's so neat! I almost want to try a bite right now.

Midori: Ooh, looky! There's another special herb growing right over there!

Avatar: Midori! Wait! Didn't I just get done telling you to not run off?! 
Here, how about you start marking your path as you go.

Midori: Marking my path?

Avatar: Yeah, like carving a symbol into the trunks of trees you pass. That 
way you can find your way home later.

Midori: Oh! Avatar, you're amazing! I'll carve an X into every tree I pass 
from now on! An X here! And here! Aaaand here!

Avatar: Good job, Midori. Keep it up!

Midori: And an X on this one! And this one! And on this one! And-oh! Look, 
that herb over there is super rare! Oh wow, and there's more over there too! 
And there!

Avatar: M-Midori! Hang on! You're not marking the trees! *sigh* I don't think 
this plan is going to work. I wonder what else we could try... 
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Midori A

Midori: All right, Avatar! I'm determined not to get lost this time!

Avatar: That's the spirit!

Midori: I have to ask, though... What's with the rope?

Avatar: It's my latest plan! You tie one end to a tree at the entrance of the 
forest, like so... Then you tie the other end around you. Now you can't 
possibly get lost!

Midori: Wow! You're a genius! OK, let's head out- Wahh! *thud*

Avatar: Midori! Are you OK? What happened-oh! Drat! I was stepping on the 
rope. Sorry about that.

Midori: Do you think you could untie me?

Avatar: Of course. Here, just a second, and... All right, you should be free 
now.

Midori: Thanks!

Avatar: Hrm. I guess this plan is a bust too.

Midori: Aww. Maybe I should just give up on gathering herbs.

Avatar: Don't give up yet! We'll come up with a plan that works! I know it!

Midori: Are you sure?

Avatar: Positive. And I'll keep making trips into the forest with you until 
we do. How does that sound?

Midori: It sounds perfect! And don't worry about finding a solution too soon. 
There's no rush. I love having your company on these little trips!

Avatar: Oh? I'm glad to hear it.

Midori: Yep! In fact, you might not even have to find a solution at all!

Avatar: Er, I don't know about THAT...

Midori: Heehee, just kidding! But I really do like taking you on my trips!

Avatar: Aww. And I like going on them with you!

Midori: Hooray! So-think you're ready for today's trip?

Avatar: Of course! Got my baskets right here. Let's go! 
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B2. Sophie C

Sophie: Whoa, boy! Take it easy!

Avatar: Sophie's trying to ride Avel again? Must be part of her cavalier 
training.

Sophie: Whoa, whoa, whoa! WHOOOA!

Avatar: Sophie! Is everything OK? Avel's not about to throw you off, is he?

Sophie: Eeek! Help! Waaaaaaaah!

Avatar: Sh-she's going to turn to one side before she tramples me, right...?

Sophie: Avatar! Gangway!

Avatar: Aaaaah!

Sophie: Avel's out of control! Run for your life!

Avatar: Gyaaaaah!

Sophie: S-sorry, Avatar! Are you hurt?

Avatar: No, I'm fine. Though it was a very near thing...

Sophie: Whew...thank goodness for that. I'm really, really sorry.

Avatar: Avel seems like a tough horse to master.

Sophie: It comes and goes. Last time he seemed fine... Maybe it's me. *sigh* 
But I don't think there's anything more I can do today. He'll snatch up any 
food I prepare and trample on any equipment I work on.

Avatar: You seem very out of sorts...

Sophie: I don't care anymore! I'm gonna go back to my tent for now. I'll pass 
the time counting the grains of sand on the ground...

Avatar: I-is that really the best use of your time...?

Sophie: If I do anything else, I'll just mess it up somehow! I don't wanna 
make any trouble for anyone...so I'll just go count sand! *sniff* *sob*
(Sophie leaves)

Avatar: Uh-oh...I hope she'll be all right. 
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Sophie B

Sophie: Oh, Avatar.

Avatar: Are you feeling all right, Sophie? You seemed melancholy last time...

Sophie: Was I? Huh.

Avatar: You don't remember? Avel acting up, you moping back to your tent to 
count grains of sand... None of this is ringing a bell?

Sophie: Haha, oh! I totally forgot! Sorry about that. But I'm touched you 
were thinking about me! I usually forget whatever gets me down after a good 
night's sleep.

Avatar: I see. Fair enough, then.

Sophie: Let's see, where did I get up to? I think it was around 10,055.

Avatar: That's...a serious waste of your time, Sophie.

Sophie: Heehee, now that you mention it, I guess it was! Maybe next time I'll 
do something more productive. Ooh, Avatar, you could teach me some 
swordsmanship!

Avatar: I would love to. In fact, why don't we start now?

Sophie: Yay! Today is looking up! Let me just-hngh-get my sword out of this-
nnf-sheath... Ha! Oops...there it goes.

Avatar: Goodness, it really went flying. It's lodged solidly in that 
barrel...

Sophie: Oh no! It's leaking!

Avatar: Stay calm! Do we have anything to plug the hole with?

Sophie: Will this do? Here, stand aside! Whew...it's all stopped up.

Avatar: Sophie, is that... Did you plug the leak with one of my socks off the 
clothesline?

Sophie: Uh! Whoops! ... I'm gonna go back to my tent... It's time to count 
some more sand...

Avatar: Sophie! You really don't have to!

Sophie: No...I do. Counting grains of sand is my life now.

Avatar: That's not a life! You can't support yourself counting sand!

Sophie: Well, maybe I'll be the first! I'll be a sand- counting LEGEND! 
Waaaaaah!
(Sophie leaves)

Avatar: Sometimes I wonder about that girl... 
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Sophie A

Sophie: Avatar! Guess what? I beat my record and counted up to 30,112 grains!

Avatar: How long did that take you exactly...?

Sophie: So I'm all set to be super-duper productive today! But I'll need your 
help again.

Avatar: Of course! I'd be honored.

Sophie: I've been wanting to exercise my muscles lately, so today would be 
good for that.

Avatar: So, push-ups and sit-ups and so forth?

Sophie: Yup. Stuff simple enough that there's no way I can mess it up. Even I 
couldn't do a push-up wrong!

Avatar: All right. I'll spot you.

Sophie: Let's get started! One! Hup! Two! Hup! What's this string doing in my 
way? Yoink!

Avatar: Sophie...that wasn't a string. It was the rope supporting that tent.

Sophie: Are you serious?! Arrrrrrrrrrgh!

Avatar: On the bright side, there was no one in that tent. Or what's left of 
it.

Sophie: Unbelievable... I did it again... I can't stand it anymore! This 
turned out as bad as everything else! Sorry, Avatar. I must seem pretty 
pathetic right now.

Avatar: Not at all. If anything, I'm always in awe of your positive attitude.

Sophie: For real?

Avatar: You never dwell on your problems for long. Anytime something goes 
wrong, you always find a way to recover by the next day. I could learn from 
your example.

Sophie: ...You mean that?

Avatar: I do. You have a strong heart.

Sophie: Yeah...yeah! That was just the pick-me-up I needed! No more counting 
sand for me! The day's still young!

Avatar: That's the spirit, Sophie!

Sophie: And I'll start by fixing that tent.

Avatar: Let me help you with that. What else are friends for?

Sophie: Thanks, Avatar. 
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B2. Caeldori C

Caeldori: ...

Avatar: Hey there! Whatcha reading?

Caeldori: Finderbinders! M-milady!

Avatar: Er, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to scare you.

Caeldori: No, don't be sorry. It's all right. To answer your question, I'm 
not reading anything of interest.

Avatar: Oh? Then why are you trying to hide it?

Caeldori: Er, well...it's a little embarrassing.

Avatar: Ooooh. Embarrassed, eh? C'mon, you can tell me.

Caeldori: I-it's sort of kind of a love story.

Avatar: Oh, is that all? That sounds normal enough.

Caeldori: I suppose it is... I just imagine it's not exactly the best use of 
my time. I don't want anyone thinking I'm shirking my duties.

Avatar: So that's why you were hiding it. Well, I wouldn't worry about it so 
much. Plenty of people love that sort of thing. I've read some myself.

Caeldori: You have?

Avatar: I wasn't allowed out as a child, so I used to spend a lot of time 
indoors. As a result, I ended up reading a lot of books. Romances VERY much 
included.

Caeldori: I see. Your childhood doesn't sound so different from mine. I 
didn't know many children growing up, so books had to serve as my companions. 
In the end it was good for me, as it meant I learned a lot. But it was lonely 
at times.

Avatar: I see. I guess we've got more in common than I'd thought. So, tell 
me-what are your favorite kinds of love stories?

Caeldori: What do you mean?

Avatar: Y'know... What sets Caeldori's heart aflutter?

Caeldori: Hm. I think my favorites are the ones where a prince falls in love 
with a commoner.

Avatar: Ooh, I like those too! Or the ones where two lovers are torn apart by 
their families!

Caeldori: Oh, yes! Cuddling up with a tragic love story every now and then is 
wonderful. I don't know why I like them so much. I always feel so sad by the 
end. But it's a good kind of sad.

Avatar: Yes, I know exactly what you mean! I always end up crying and then 
just starting it all over again. I never would have guessed you'd be into 
this stuff too.

Caeldori: Nor I you. It's a pleasant surprise, I must say.

Avatar: Say, how about we see who else in camp likes this stuff? I'm sure 
we'd find tons of other fans if we just asked around.

Caeldori: Ooh. That's a great idea! Let's do it!

Avatar: Perfect! Now, who should we start with... 
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Caeldori B

Caeldori: ...

Avatar: ...

Caeldori: I can't believe it. We couldn't find a single woman in the entire 
army who liked romance novels.

Avatar: Yeah. Everybody else turned out to be so practical. Somebody told me 
"The real world isn't all dashing princes and glittering manaketes."

Caeldori: It's like they don't even get that that's the whole point-it's NOT 
the real world! *sigh* They must think we're just silly dreamers.

Avatar: Maybe, but I think THEY need to be educated. If we can only show them 
the wonders such stories have to offer, they'll be hooked!

Caeldori: But how will we do that?

Avatar: Let me think...

Caeldori: ...Oh! I know!

Avatar: Yeah? What did you come up with?

Caeldori: Let's write our own story!

Avatar: What?! That's impossible. I don't even know how to write!

Caeldori: Well, writing a novel might be hard, but I bet we could make some 
short stories!

Avatar: And you think our stories will make everyone love romance novels? You 
have a lot of faith in us...

Caeldori: I never do anything by half measures. I'm sure we'll succeed. And 
when we do, people will start wanting to see the stuff that WE like! And 
THAT'S when we show them our romance novels! They'll gobble them up like 
hotcakes!

Avatar: Heehee. OK, count me in. Let's do it! 
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Caeldori A

Avatar: Th-this...

Caeldori: What's wrong? Was my story that bad?

Avatar: *sniff* *sniff* Waaaaah!

Caeldori: Wh-why are you crying?

Avatar: B-because...it was...so...so moving! *sniffle* Especially the last 
part, where the hero, fatally wounded, returns to his lover! How could it NOT 
make me cry?!

Caeldori: Oh! Then I'm glad you liked it.

Avatar: "Liked" it? That doesn't even begin to express how I feel about your 
story! I mean, wow, you really CAN do anything, can't you? Not only are you 
super smart and an amazing fighter, but you can write too!

Caeldori: Aw! You flatter me. Now, when do I get to read something YOU wrote?

Avatar: Never!

Caeldori: What? Why not?

Avatar: Because it's nowhere near as good as yours was! Mine seems 
so...pathetic now. I'd feel BAD for you if you had to read it.

Caeldori: Don't say that! Just let me read it. I bet I'll love it.

Avatar: No! Really, it's horrible. Not even readable. At least give me a 
chance to rewrite it.

Caeldori: OK, OK. If you really don't want me to read it, I won't push you.

Avatar: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to make such a big deal out of it. 
But...um...if it's OK with you, I think I'll just tear up my story and throw 
it away. And we can take yours around and show THAT one to everybody.

Caeldori: I think...I'd rather not.

Avatar: Huh? Why not?

Caeldori: The one I wrote wasn't that good either, I think. I just took stuff 
from other stories I liked and put them all together to make mine.

Avatar: Oh, I see. I guess that makes sense. I probably just liked it because 
I like all those clichés too... But I still think what you did takes a lot of 
talent!

Caeldori: Thank you, Avatar. But I think this has taught me that writing 
isn't for me. I'm much happier just being a reader.

Avatar: Me too! I can't wait until we're done with this war. The second it's 
over, I'm going to just disappear into a library somewhere.

Caeldori: Me too! It'll be dashing rogues and noble princes as far as the eye 
can see! But in the meantime, I still want to read that story of yours!

Avatar: So you didn't forget... OK, OK, I'll do my best to finish it for you. 
But you better not laugh! 
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B2. Mitama C

Mitama: *sigh*

Avatar: What's the matter, Mitama?

Mitama: Oh, it's nothing. It's just...my hairs aren't quite the way I like 
anymore.

Avatar: Your "hairs"?

Mitama: Yes. They just don't have the gleam they once did. I think it's time 
to replace them.

Avatar: Well, for what it's worth, I think your hair looks wonderful. I never 
pegged you as one to worry about your appearance, though.

Mitama: My appearance? No, I'm talking about my brush.

Avatar: Your brush?

Mitama: Of course. My writing instruments are my life. If they're ruined, so 
too are my poems. Bristles of my brush / Split ends split also in two / 
Beauty and poem. Do you see? That's the best poem I can write right now.

Avatar: Was that a bad poem? I can't really tell. But you do certainly seem 
unhappy.

Mitama: This is the end of my career as a poet! What will I do?! My life as a 
poet / Like a dream after waking / Sublime, but now over. No no no! Now I 
can't even get the syllables right anymore!

Avatar: Why don't we just go and buy you a new brush? They should have some 
in town.

Mitama: But how do we know that they'll be good brushes? I do not want to 
waste a trip. I hate going outside more than anything. There is dirt out 
there. Do you know dirt? It's so...dirty.

Avatar: Come on! If you don't at least try, you'll never have a good brush 
again! Is that what you want?

Mitama: No, it isn't. You're right. Which is why I will permit you to buy one 
for me.

Avatar: What?! I'm not your lackey. I'll come with you if you go, but I'm not 
buying anything.

Mitama: Ugh. OK. Fiiiiine. 
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Mitama B

Avatar: Here we are! This is supposed to be the biggest art shop around for 
miles.

Mitama: ...

Avatar: What's the matter?

Mitama: I'm not leaving.

Avatar: O-oh. Wait. What?

Mitama: I love it here. The soothing scent of ink drifting through the air... 
The rows and rows of brushes, reams of paper, easels, and canvases. I am 
enchanted. This store is a paradise. It shall also be my home.

Avatar: I don't think you can just move in! How about we just look for some 
brushes? Besides, everyone would miss you if you left us.

Mitama: I don't think so. Hm. Do you think I could make a mattress out of 
paper?

Avatar: People would absolutely miss you! And your poems! Now, tell me what 
kind of brush you're looking for.

Mitama: Fine, fine. If you insist it's a bad idea, I won't move in. Today. 
Now, brushes. Let's see... I want one identical to my old one. The bristles 
must be precisely the same- they are the soul of the brush. What animal the 
hair is from, how they have been prepared... There are many things to 
consider-all of which are of the utmost importance. I will not compromise on 
a single one.

Avatar: Wow...you really do have strong feelings about your brushes. I kind 
of thought you had no interest in anything other than poetry and sleeping.

Mitama: Heh, don't think complimenting me will do you any favors. We left on 
a quest / In search of the perfect brush / Now we near the goal!
(Mitama leaves)

Avatar: I don't think we should be running in here! Wait for me! 
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Mitama A

Mitama: *sigh* Even with Avatar's help, I couldn't find the perfect brush... 
My brush hand trembles / Despair closes off my throat / Word-makers, unmade.

Avatar: Mitama?

Mitama: No voice reaches through / To sing my poems to life / O, this broken 
soul. Brushless, therefore soulless. I am quit now of the world of the 
living. Please, leave me be.

Avatar: Wait just a minute, now. I brought you a gift. Here. Take it.

Mitama: A new brush? And the bristles... They're exactly the same as the ones 
on my old brush! How did you get this?

Avatar: Well, after we had no luck at that first store, I just kept trying 
others on my own. I had your brush, so I knew it'd only be a matter of time 
before I found a match. And find one I did! Even if it took a little longer 
than I'd thought. Heehee.

Mitama: Avatar...

Avatar: Oh, but I guess the handle isn't exactly the same. Is that OK?

Mitama: Yes. I can just replace it with the handle from my old brush.

Avatar: Oh, great! Then I guess we solved our problem!

Mitama: Thank you so much. Without you...my life as a poet might have been 
done for.

Avatar: Well, I wouldn't go that far. I'm sure you'd go back to writing 
eventually.

Mitama: No, truly. You have saved me. And now I will devote myself to poetry, 
body and soul! I could do no less after receiving a gift of such incredible 
generosity!

Avatar: I'm happy to hear it.

Mitama: For art and beauty / I live, and giving me these / You gave me my 
life. Heehee. The poems now flow from me as easily as a forest stream from 
its spring.

Avatar: Oh? Then perhaps you could write some for me.

Mitama: Anything for you / A thousand thousand blossoms / I'll heap upon you! 
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B2. Selkie C

Selkie: Hey, Avatar! Wait up!

Avatar: Selkie? How can I help you?

Selkie: You have horns, right? On your head?

Avatar: Um...

Selkie: You know what I mean. When you turn into a dragon. You have horns?

Avatar: Yes, I suppose I do. Although I haven't spent much time looking in 
the mirror as a dragon.

Selkie: Well, that's too bad, because they look AMAZING on you. I wish I had 
a set of my own... But kitsune don't grow horns.

Avatar: But you have such a lovely tail and cute fuzzy ears! I'm not sure 
horns would complement the overall look...

Selkie: Bah! Cute, schmoot. I want to look tough! Will you come hunting for a 
cool set of horns with me?

Avatar: Hunting for horns? I don't understand.

Selkie: Jeez, do I have to explain everything to you? I'm going to get them 
from a deer! Their horns just grow back anyway.

Avatar: Well, first of all, deer have antlers. Secondly, how are you going to 
attach-

Selkie: All right! It's decided! Let's go! Woohoo!

Avatar: OK, then... 
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Selkie B

Avatar: What do you think, Selkie? Should we call it a day?

Selkie: Aww! If I were hunting these deer for real, I'd have caught ALL of 
'em. But when I'm trying to be all nice and capture one alive, it just runs 
away! Stupid deer! Don't they know I just want their antlers?

Avatar: I'd call them SMART deer, for running away from a predator like you. 
But I can see that you're frustrated. And I'm exhausted. Running around all 
day at your pace has really wiped me out.

Selkie: You're tired? I have just the thing. Wait here!

Avatar: Selkie?

Selkie: Here you go! A canteen of fresh springwater, ice cold!

Avatar: Oh, that's just what I needed. But where did you find it?

Selkie: There's a hidden spring just around the bend from here. It's one of 
my little secrets!

Avatar: Well, thank you! I feel refreshed enough to keep on hunting. C'mon, 
let's go!

Selkie: Nah, that's OK. I don't wanna waste any more of your time.

Avatar: Really? Are you sure? I know how much you want a set of antlers.

Selkie: It's all right. I had a lot of fun today just racing all around the 
woods with you. Besides, I'm hungry. Let's go home!

Avatar: Well, if you're sure...

Selkie: Yep! I'll race ya back to camp!
(Selkie leaves)

Avatar: Hmm...How can I help Selkie get over this whole "antlers and horns" 
thing? 
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Selkie A

Avatar: Hey, Selkie. What are you up to? What's that book you're reading?

Selkie: Hi, Avatar! I was just looking through this amazing picture book. 
Check out this horse. Crazy horn, right? And look how many horns this monster 
has!

Avatar: Yes, those are some impressive creatures. But...I hope you're not 
still worried about not having any horns of your own...

Selkie: Well...

Avatar: Because...I think your fuzzy little ears and tail are pretty darn 
cute. Everyone already knows you're fierce-you don't need horns to prove 
anything. I guess what I'm saying is...I think you're pretty great just the 
way you are.

Selkie: Really? You mean that?

Avatar: Of course! If anything, I'm a little envious of your look.

Selkie: Aww, you're too nice, Avatar. But you should know that I'm actually 
totally happy with the way I look. I thought some horns would be cool, 
sure... But I also just wanted an excuse to play with you in the forest!

Avatar: Well, that's great! I'm really glad to hear that. So, you're all done 
questing for horns and antlers and other types of trophies?

Selkie: Nope! Now we've gotta go get you a pair of cute fuzzy ears just like 
mine! Since you like 'em so much, you know!

Avatar: Um...

Selkie: What? You don't have to wear 'em when you're a dragon or anything. 
Plus, it'd be another great chance to go running in the forest. Wheeee!

Avatar: Selkie, we don't need an excuse to go hang out in the forest. We can 
just go! So, please...let's not scalp the ears and tail off any poor woodland 
creature...

Selkie: OK, sounds good to me. Let's go!
(Selkie leaves)

Avatar: Don't ever change, Selkie... 
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B2. Ophelia C

Ophelia: Can I have a moment of your invaluable time, Avatar?

Avatar: You look awfully serious, Ophelia. What's wrong?

Ophelia: It's your aura. Something has gotten into it...like...like... Like 
manure into a pristine pool! We have to clean it at once.

Avatar: My WHAT has manure in it?!

Ophelia: Your aura-the energy that radiates from people. Yours is usually so 
beautiful, but it's gotten dank and dirty. Stinky even.

Avatar: My energy...smells?

Ophelia: More importantly, a bad aura can muck up your entire life!

Avatar: It can? Is there something we can do about it?

Ophelia: Never fear. That's why I'm here. If you hold a holy stone, face west 
at dusk, then beg for celestial intervention... a messenger from the heavens 
will descend to bless you. Then your aura will be all spiffy again. We must 
act in haste!

Avatar: Thank you, Ophelia. I...I never know what to expect from you. You're 
an odd duck, but I'm glad you're here with us.

Ophelia: As one who loves both ducks and oddities, I will take that as high 
praise.

Avatar: Oh, good.

Ophelia: But I cannot rest on my laurels. I must achieve the impossible and 
more. I am a chosen one, after all, and I must live up to my fated role! 
Please, offer me no more compliments. It's a life of thorns for me. I must do 
what cannot be done and bear my backbreaking responsibilities. Then I will be 
truly worthy of being a chosen one.

Avatar: Well, if I can help in any way... 
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Ophelia B

Avatar: I've been meaning to ask you, Ophelia... What is a chosen one 
actually responsible for?

Ophelia: Oh! A question that I could answer for all of infinity and never be 
done speaking! But let's take my father for a start. As a chosen one, he 
names things.

Avatar: Odin...names things?

Ophelia: Haven't you heard him do it? He makes reality more real with his 
words. His naming prowess is beyond poetry!

Avatar: Odin is something else, all right.

Ophelia: ......

Avatar: You got silent all of a sudden.

Ophelia: I pale in comparison to him. He's all sparkle and thunder! Even his 
"bam" is bamtastic! But I'm all fizzle and flop. Understand?

Avatar: Yes? And no?

Ophelia: My father IS a chosen one, while I'm just a pretender. A poor 
imitation!

Avatar: I doubt that, Ophelia. Is there anything I can do to help?

Ophelia: You? Help me to be more chosen-ish?

Avatar: You're my friend. I'll do anything to help you reach your true 
potential.

Ophelia: What an ambitious glint in your eye! You'd help me...name names? 
Hope lives! Why don't we start with some naming exercises. You toss out a 
name, and I'll give it its TRUE name.

Avatar: All right. How about the sky?

Ophelia: Divinius Domus?

Avatar: Clouds.

Ophelia: Hmm...Fluffy Vagabonds? Ack. That's horrible! I can't do this! My 
power of naming is mired in the ordinary. I must break free!

Avatar: Why so upset? This really doesn't sound like you, Ophelia.

Ophelia: I will break free! Give me more names! I must climb out of my sad 
abyss... my...my Delirium Chasmatis!

Avatar: Then more names coming your way. We'll keep at it until you beat 
this, Ophelia... 
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Ophelia A

Ophelia: Thank you for all your help with my naming problem, Avatar. I'm just 
sorry that you had to witness my failure. I'm a terrible chosen one. 
Fortunately, the world has my father to watch over it. I'm giving up.

Avatar: What? But your names were amazing. So out there, I couldn't believe 
my ears!

Ophelia: You're just saying that to be nice.

Avatar: No, really! I mean, calling wyvern's dung...Arthur's Slophat? I don't 
even know what that means!

Ophelia: Haven't you noticed? Dragons always drop doo-doo on Arthur's head.

Avatar: Ew. Can I speak honestly with you, Ophelia?

Ophelia: Yeah, for sure! I mean...verily! Speak as if each word is a shooting 
star of truth!

Avatar: Um, well, about that right there. You really don't need to speak in 
such a flowery way.

Ophelia: Flowery?

Avatar: I feel like sometimes you dress up your words to sound just like your 
father. But Odin is Odin. And you're you. You have your own path to becoming 
a chosen one. Don't imitate his.

Ophelia: Wow. I never thought about it like that. Walk my own path, huh? Good 
advice.

Avatar: Maybe Odin thinks I'm dull, but I just like things a little simpler. 
Whatever you choose to do, Ophelia, I'll like you no matter what. I do think 
that if you simply focus on being you, you'll be a chosen one sooner.

Ophelia: You're a good friend, Avatar.

Avatar: I try.

Ophelia: Will you always be so honest with me? I welcome the advice.

Avatar: I...I doubt I have any more advice beyond that. But I'll always be 
your friend.

Ophelia: Yay! Thanks, Avatar! Oh, look! Your aura was so mucky before. But 
now it's cleared right up!

Avatar: Oh. I forgot all about my mucky aura. Is that really...a real thing?

Ophelia: Is it? Yes! I love anything spiritual and celestial. I really do. 
Wait! Your aura is changing before my very eyes. It...it looks just like my 
father's. You must be a chosen one too! So, how about it, Avatar? I'm tired 
of being all fizzle and flop. How about we both go for sparkle and thunder?

Avatar: No, no-that's all right. I like how I am just fine.

Ophelia: What?! Now that I see the true you, I give you my eternal pledge! I 
now grab your hand, and we will ascend into chosenality in togetheritude! 
Come on... Don't hold back, Avatar... 
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B2. Nina C

Nina: Hee hee!

Avatar: Hello, Nina.

Nina: Avatar! When did you get here?

Avatar: Um, just now, of course. Is everything all right?

Nina: OK. You haven't been standing there watching me for a while? Whew.

Avatar: No, of course not. But now I'm curious... What have you been up to, 
Nina?

Nina: Oh, nothing interesting at all. Nothing even worth talking about. I 
suppose if I had to say SOMETHING, I would say I was...people watching.

Avatar: People watching?

Nina: Yeah! Like, see that guy over there? The one dripping with sweat from 
practice?

Avatar: Yeah, looks like he had quite a workout.

Nina: And then over there, there's a guy tending to some horses. What if 
those two guys met up...like, for a cup of tea? Wouldn't that be splendid? 
What would they talk about? Would they become fast friends? Or something 
more...

Avatar: Something more? I'm not sure I understand.

Nina: Oh, well, never mind that, then! Just imagine a good, old-fashioned 
friendship. But then one day they find themselves in the middle of an intense 
staring contest... Hee hee!

Avatar: Huh?

Nina: Oh, you're still here. Was I talking out loud? Well, just pretend I 
didn't say anything.
(Nina leaves)

Avatar: How odd. 
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Nina B

Nina: No, no, no! Wait...YES! Yes, yes! Oh, this friendship is coming along 
nicely...very nicely indeed!

Avatar: Nina? What are you doing?

Nina: Avatar? Gah!

Avatar: Sorry. Did I startle you? I've been waving and calling your name for 
about five minutes. It almost seemed like you were in a trance.

Nina: Really? Sorry about that. I get lost in my own little world sometimes.

Avatar: No kidding. Anyway, many of the others are planning a feast. I came 
to see if you were interested in partaking. But it looks as though you're a 
bit preoccupied.

Nina: Oh...not really. I was just, you know, doing a little people watching.

Avatar: Well, you appeared to be concentrating rather intently on your 
observations.

Nina: That's just how I am. I never do anything halfhearted. I wear my heart 
on my sleeve.

Avatar: I'm actually a bit jealous. I wish I was as passionate about, well, 
anything.

Nina: Well, why don't you join me? C'mon-it'll be fun.

Avatar: You wouldn't mind? I'd like that, Nina. Since we've been teaming up 
in battle, it seems we ought to get to know each other.

Nina: All right! But just to warn you, my hobby can be pretty addictive. So, 
remember those two from the other day?

Avatar: The two gentlemen you were observing? Yes, I see them just down the 
hill.

Nina: Right. Notice anything different?

Avatar: Well, they appear to be having a friendly conversation. I didn't 
realize they knew each other.

Nina: Oh ho! They didn't! Not until I executed a plot to introduce them to 
each other. Hee hee!

Avatar: Um...

Nina: Can you imagine how powerful that feels? Manipulating people like that? 
Anyway, now that you're here, we can dream even bigger. Help me brainstorm. 
How can we advance their friendship to a whole new level?

Avatar: Uh, Nina? You've gone beyond mere people watching here. I'm not sure 
I can be a part of this after all.

Nina: Hee hee! Oh, Nina, you devil. What a fancy plot you've hatched this 
time...

Avatar: I don't think she even knows I'm here anymore. 
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Nina A

Nina: *sigh* Why isn't this working?

Avatar: Hello, Nina. What's the matter? You look a bit distressed.

Nina: Have a look for yourself, Avatar.

Avatar: At those men you've been spying on? What's the matter? They appear 
friendly.

Nina: Yes, that's just it. They're JUST friends. I think they should be 
something more.

Avatar: Well...don't you think it's up to them to decide that sort of thing 
for themselves?

Nina: Grr! Probably. But I went to so much trouble to introduce them. And 
look at how they repay me.

Avatar: Nina! I think you're taking this whole people-watching thing too far.

Nina: Argh! Forget I said anything!

Avatar: Not the kind of thing one easily forgets, is it?

Nina: I know. I have a bit of a problem. It's just that... I'm obsessed with 
clandestine love and impossible desires. I can't get enough of that kind of 
love story.

Avatar: I see.

Nina: I'm sorry for hiding that from you. I know I'm a bit strange.

Avatar: Please don't be so hard on yourself, Nina. I don't think you're 
strange. As long as it doesn't interfere in others' lives, I support your 
people watching.

Nina: Do you really mean that, Avatar?

Avatar: I do. And I must admit-it is a bit thrilling to spend time with you 
watching others.

Nina: Aww! It makes me so happy to hear you say that. Most people just don't 
understand. So, now that you're on board, who should our next target be?

Avatar: Uh, next target?

Nina: Yeah! These two are a lost cause. It's time to dream up a new scenario. 
Now, I saw a guy at market the other day with an interesting beard. Maybe we 
could introduce him to the butcher. He's completely bald! Yes... What an 
interesting matchup that would be! Hee hee!

Avatar: Oh dear. What have I done? 
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B2. Soleil C

Soleil: I'm baking alive in this sun! Good thing there's an easy fix for 
that.

Avatar: Soleil! What's gotten into you?!

Soleil: What do you mean? I'm just changing clothes.

Avatar: But we're out in the open where everyone can see!

Soleil: So? I've got nothing these ladies haven't seen before.

Avatar: But there's men here too!

Soleil: Who cares about them? Wait...is this one of those things where I do 
something wrong without realizing?

Avatar: I wouldn't call it wrong, per se, but... most people are embarrassed 
to be seen changing in public.

Soleil: Oh. Well, good thing I'm not, then!

Avatar: How can you not care about that?

Soleil: I just choose not to. I change when I feel like it. If I want to take 
off a few layers, I do that. That's just me! Why spend my time caring what 
other people think? Who needs the hassle?

Avatar: So that's your philosophy?

Soleil: Yeah! You should try it. I bet it won't be as embarrassing as you 
think.

Avatar: Um...that's quite all right.

Soleil: Oh? Well, it was worth a try... 
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Soleil B

Avatar: Soleil...

Soleil: Oh, hey, Lady Avatar. What's up? Changed your mind about staying 
straitjacketed by society's rules?

Avatar: N-not precisely... It's just that I, er, saw you...

Soleil: Yeah? Did you like what you saw?

Avatar: That's not at all what I meant!

Soleil: Whoa, deep breaths, Lady Avatar. What did you mean?

Avatar: I saw you talking to that girl in the village.

Soleil: Hmm, you're going to have to narrow it down for me.

Avatar: You seemed...pretty forward with her...

Soleil: That doesn't narrow it down much.

Avatar: She had short, golden hair and a green dress on. You leaned in close 
and said, "I didn't know they grew them that cute here." Then I think I heard 
you whisper, "It's especially cute when you blush like that. If only you'd 
just let me show you how much I really love you..."

Soleil: Oh, OK, I know the girl you're talking about! I think. 90 percent 
sure.

Avatar: That's all you have to say for yourself?! I could barely get the 
words out, and I'm not the one who said them to begin with! How can you flirt 
so brazenly with people?

Soleil: Um...because it's fun?

Avatar: Is that actually your answer?

Soleil: Well, yeah. A cute girl is a cute girl, no two ways about it. I get 
feelings about that! I can't keep them bottled up inside! Why, what do you do 
when you see a cute girl? Just stare silently without telling her? THAT, I'd 
be ashamed of. Sounds to me like you're missing out on life.

Avatar: I see... Wait, what? I don't see! You're not making any sense!

Soleil: Maybe you'd understand if you tried it sometime.

Avatar: Huh?

Soleil: You can practice on me! I'll rate your technique and everything. 
Oooh, this is gonna be fun. It's not often the girls are the ones hitting on 
me!

Avatar: Um...thank you, but I think I'll pass... 
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Soleil A

Soleil: And then turn and step? Or is it step, then turn? How is this 
supposed to work? Yowch! Oof, that smarts... Dad makes this look so easy! 
I've gotta face facts. I've got two left feet, and that's that.

Avatar: ......

Soleil: Huh? Lady Avatar? How much of that did you see?!

Avatar: Enough, I suppose.

Soleil: So...you saw my sad attempts at dance...

Avatar: I was watching, yes. But what are you so ashamed of?

Soleil: I'm terrible! I have no rhythm! No soul! No skill at dancing at all!

Avatar: That's not what I saw. You're much lighter on your feet than me, to 
be certain.

Soleil: If you say so... Just don't tell anyone what you saw here, OK?

Avatar: My goodness...Soleil, are you blushing? This is a first.

Soleil: Hrgh!

Avatar: What are you so embarrassed of? Are you worried about what other 
people might think? Isn't that missing out on-

Soleil: All right, yes, I said that! I get it! I hate to admit it, but yes, 
I'm so embarrassed, I could die. C-could you maybe leave me in peace?

Avatar: Heehee. Seeing genuine embarrassment on your face... It feels like a 
victory, in a way. And I don't mean that badly. It humanizes you somewhat. It 
makes you more relatable...gives us more in common than we had.

Soleil: Really? You mean that?

Avatar: Yes, I do.

Soleil: Heh heh, I like the sound of that. This might not be so bad after 
all!

Avatar: Er...how do you mean?

Soleil: I've been hoping to get an in with you this whole time.

Avatar: Come again?

Soleil: But I didn't think I stood a chance with you, so I was holding back.

Avatar: A-a chance?! So you've been looking for an opportunity to be so 
brazen with me?

Soleil: Well, maybe not turned up to my usual levels. But yeah, I'd give it a 
shot.

Avatar: Hmph. A true lady prefers to be courted, not solicited. If you're so 
uninhibited with me, I'll tell everyone about your dancing!

Soleil: What?! You wouldn't...!

Avatar: Advantage: mine.

Soleil: Grr...you haven't heard the last of this! I'll practice dancing until 
I'm so good, you'll be powerless before my wiles!

Avatar: Or you could just give up already... 
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B2. Velouria C

Avatar: *sigh* That's the last of my junk. I had so much. Old clothes, busted 
swords, my childhood stuffed bear... Fly thee now to thy eternal rest, Mr. 
Pookie. You were too good for this world. So many fond memories...but it's 
time I moved on. Thank you for your service, my friends.

Velouria: Don't worry, dears. I'll give you a good home.

Avatar: Velouria?! What are you doing with my things?

Velouria: As I said, I'm giving them a new home. One lady's trash is 
another's treasure.

Avatar: But...what do you plan on doing with it all?

Velouria: What else? Admire them, touch them, sniff them. I shall treasure 
them dearly. *sniff sniff* Ooh. This bear has a rather unique scent.

Avatar: C-cut it out. Quit sniffing my stuff.

Velouria: But it's not yours anymore, is it? *sniff sniff*

Avatar: G-gross! Velouria! Cut it out!

Velouria: This old blade is interesting. I can only imagine the adventures 
it's seen. Oh, what lovely treasures I've found today! Heehee.
(Velouria leaves)

Avatar: She...she took Mr. Pookie... 
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Velouria B

Avatar: Velouria? What are you doing under the table?

Velouria: *sniff sniff sniff*

Avatar: Sniffing out treasure?

Velouria: Hardly. *sniff sniff* Ah! Here it is. Someone dropped a half-eaten 
muffin. *chomp* *munch munch*

Avatar: Wait! Stop that!

Velouria: Oh. I apologize. I suppose it was rude of me not to offer you a 
bite.
Avatar: I don't want a bite! You're just not supposed to eat things off the 
floor!

Velouria: Why not? It's still fresh. *munch*

Avatar: Do you WANT to get sick?! Spit it out, right this second!

Velouria: *gulp*

Avatar: And of course, you swallow it.

Velouria: A lady never spits out food. Did you learn nothing as a child?

Avatar: I learned that a lady doesn't eat food that fell to the floor.

Velouria: *sniff* *sniff sniff*

Avatar: What now?

Velouria: You'll have to pardon me if I don't feel inclined to share. *sniff 
sniff* Now, if you'll excuse me.

Avatar: Hang on. I'm coming with you.

Velouria: Why?

Avatar: I'm worried you'll eat something that will make you sick.

Velouria: So you wish to monitor my actions like I'm some kind of prisoner?

Avatar: Well, when you put it like that...

Velouria: I do appreciate your concern, however. Thank you for your misguided 
compassion.

Avatar: Wellll, if you really want to thank me, will you stop eating things 
off the floor?

Velouria: No. Good day.
(Velouria leaves)

Avatar: That could have gone better... 
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Velouria A

Velouria: *sniff sniff*

Avatar: Hello, Velouria. On the hunt again?

Velouria: Hello, Avatar. I smell treasure nearby.

Avatar: More treasure? Oh boy.

Velouria: A-ha! There you are, my precious! Here, Avatar! Look, look!

Avatar: Oh, delightful. It's a hair ball.

Velouria: Not just any hair ball! It's made of the hairs of all kinds of 
beasts. Such a thing is rare beyond measure. You would know this, had you any 
taste.

Avatar: I guess it IS sorta cute, if you squint enough.

Velouria: This is a good omen. Today will be a wonderful day. I'm sure of it. 
In fact, I feel so good about today, I think I should give you a present!

Avatar: Huh?

Velouria: Please accept this as a token of our friendship.

Avatar: But...it's your hair ball. I thought you wanted it for your own 
collection.

Velouria: It is truly a wonderful treasure. Perhaps the best I've found in 
weeks. All the more reason I believe it will make for a suitable present. Few 
people seem to care about me the way you do. I wish to show my appreciation.

Avatar: Oh, Velouria. Thank you.

Velouria: I hope you'll treat it with the love and care such a treasure 
deserves. Admire it, sniff it, touch it. You might even cuddle up with it at 
night. Just thinking about how much joy it will bring you is making me a bit 
jealous.

Avatar: I suppose it WOULD feel nice and soft next to my cheek at night. But 
I think you should keep it.

Velouria: I...see. Then you reject our friendship?

Avatar: No, no. It's not like that. It's just...I know how much this means to 
you. You understand its true worth, and so you should be the one who keeps 
it. As for our friendship, your feelings are more than enough for me.

Velouria: ...Very well. I shall keep it and tend to it as lovingly as I will 
our friendship. And maybe, given time, our friendship will become as hairy 
and soft as this ball.

Avatar: Er, yes. We can only hope. But I'm glad you feel that way, Velouria. 
I am so happy I met you. 
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B2. Reina C

Reina: I must be going now. Please be careful on your way home, all right?

Avatar: Is that Reina talking to that old man over there? Hello, Reina. Who 
was that?

Reina: Oh, Lady Avatar. You mean the elderly gentleman? Just a lost soul in 
search of directions. I was obliging him.

Avatar: Oh? I thought you knew him. You seemed to be enjoying the 
conversation so much. You had a much softer expression on your face than 
usual.

Reina: Hm. To tell you the truth, he reminded me of my parents. They're about 
the same age.

Avatar: That makes sense. So you're close with your parents, then?

Reina: Not exactly. I haven't seen them in many years.

Avatar: Really? I'm sorry to hear that.

Reina: It's all right. I made a choice, and it required they no longer be in 
my life. My parents were local officials back home. They had high hopes for 
me. So they were very upset when I ignored their plans in order to become a 
soldier.

Avatar: I see. If I remember correctly, you served my mother, right?

Reina: I did. I was very proud to have risen to so high a station. But all 
the awards and commendations in the world would not sway my parents. They cut 
off all ties with me after I signed on.

Avatar: But, you devoted your life to the defense of your country! How could 
they resent you so much for that?

Reina: Please, do not trouble yourself over it. I do not hold it against them 
myself. I even still send them money every month, to show I still appreciate 
all they've done. They raised me, after all, and I'd never have served at the 
castle if it weren't for them.

Avatar: Don't you sometimes wish you could see them again?

Reina: Of course I do. But I can't just go back to them. Not after all this 
time. And my poor mother might have a heart attack if she saw my scars. Now, 
my apologies, but there is a meeting I need to attend. If you'll excuse me...
(Reina leaves)

Avatar: I feel so bad for her. She looked so lonely there... 
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Reina B

Avatar: Good afternoon, Reina!

Reina: Afternoon, Lady Avatar. How is your day going?

Avatar: All right, I guess. I was wondering if we could talk about something. 
You know... What we talked about the other day?

Reina: About my parents? Please, I would rather you didn't worry about that.

Avatar: I can't help it! After all...I lost both of my birth parents. So it 
pains me to think that yours are still alive, yet you do not speak.

Reina: I see. My apologies, milady. I know it must seem terribly foolish of 
me. But I still don't think I can just go see them.

Avatar: Why not? I'm sure if you just talked, you could smooth things over. 
You could explain to them why you wanted to be a soldier... Say, why DID you 
want to become a soldier?

Reina: Because I enjoyed the thrill of battle. Fighting was what I lived for. 
I always felt a weapon was more suited to my grasp than a brush or an 
instrument. It was a great source of confusion for people when I was younger. 
I did not exactly look the part of the blood- hungry warrior.

Avatar: What do you mean?

Reina: I was very polite and modest when I was young. Here, look at this. 
It's a miniature family portrait my parents had made back then.

Avatar: Whoa! You were adorable! No wonder people were confused.

Reina: You think so? Hm. I'm not sure I agree. Though I'm sure my parents 
would. They were as baffled as the rest. Maybe more so, even.

Avatar: Er. I see. Say, would you mind if I tried to find out how your 
parents are doing? I'm sure you'd feel better knowing they're OK, right?

Reina: Lady Avatar... You are too kind.

Avatar: Is that your way of saying no?

Reina: On the contrary, this sounds like a wonderful opportunity. My parents 
would not have to learn anything of what I've become. If you did this, I 
would be eternally in your debt.

Avatar: Then I'll get started immediately! I'll see you later, Reina!
(Avatar leaves)

Reina: Off like the wind. That one never tires, does she? Why did I become a 
knight... Hm. That question might be harder to answer than I'd thought. I 
don't even remember how I got so interested in fighting in the first place... 
It's been so long. 
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Reina A

Avatar: Great news, Reina! Your parents are doing very well. There's nothing 
to worry about! Here, I put together a little mini-report for you.

Reina: That is indeed great news. Thank you very much for your help, milady.

Avatar: No need to thank me! I'm the one who asked you if I could do it, 
remember?

Reina: ...

Avatar: Hm? What's wrong?

Reina: It seems my parents are still acting as magistrates.

Avatar: They are. It sounds as if they are well loved by the people in their 
area.

Reina: Lady Avatar...

Avatar: Are you all right?

Reina: Yes. I just...remembered something.

Avatar: What's that?

Reina: When I was young, I was very proud of my parents and the work they 
did. And as their daughter, I wanted to help them protect all the people 
there. So I found myself drawn to the idea of military service of some sort. 
I thought when I grew up, I would serve my parents by guarding them.

Avatar: Reina...

Reina: Heh. Nowadays, I just love fighting for the sake of fighting. But I'm 
glad I remembered what started me on this path. It was my love for my 
parents. Thank you for helping me remember this, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: I didn't do anything. But I am glad you remembered. I hope that 
someday you'll be able to tell your parents this, too. I'm sure they'd be 
very proud.

Reina: I hope so too. But in the meantime, I must see to my duties. We must 
return peace to this world before we can set about our personal affairs. Heh. 
I look forward to seeing the destruction of our enemies. I will relish the 
cries of terror and anguish they give as I come upon them, the curs. For each 
scream is a trumpet blast heralding the victory to come. And each pound of 
flesh I claim brings us that much closer to victory.

Avatar: Uh...huh. And we were having such a pleasant conversation... 
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B2. Scarlet C

Avatar: ...

Scarlet: Thrust! Parry! Riposte! Haaaaa!

Avatar: ...

Scarlet: Who's there?! Oh...it's just you, Avatar.

Avatar: I'm very sorry to interrupt your training. Please, continue.

Scarlet: Haha, it can wait. Didja need me for something?

Avatar: Oh, er, no. I was just captivated by the way you handle your weapon. 
I couldn't help but stop to watch.

Scarlet: Wanna practice with me?

Avatar: Y-you wouldn't mind?

Scarlet: Of course not! Here, hold this and stand a few feet away.

Avatar: Got it!

Scarlet: Nice moves. You have good balance and a knack for when to block.

Avatar: You're too kind. May I ask where you learned to fight that way?

Scarlet: Oh, I'm self-taught. Both my parents were knights, so I copied what 
I saw them do. See, I grew up in Cheve, home to three companies of knights. 
In a place like that, even the alley cats pick up a few moves.

Avatar: Why didn't you join any of these companies?

Scarlet: I planned to. I thought I'd sign on with the same company my parents 
did. But when I saw how King Garon treated his subjects, I knew it wasn't in 
the cards. I had no faith in the Nohrian nobility to do right by the common 
folk. So I ended up forming my own company, which turned into the resistance. 
That about sums it up.

Avatar: Well, I salute your bravery. As well as your skill with a blade... 
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Scarlet B

Scarlet: Hey, Avatar! Glad you showed up.

Avatar: What, no practice today?

Scarlet: Nah, I thought it was a nice day to do something else.

Avatar: And it involves these...shiny little rocks?

Scarlet: You've never seen these? Wow, you really were sheltered, huh? Pull 
up a seat, and I'll give you a little demonstration. First, you unsheathe 
your weapon and put it down on some paper, like so. Then you pour on some of 
this magic gunk. It's very sticky, so try not to touch it. When everything's 
ready, you place these stones in the gunk.

Avatar: Oh! So this is what makes your weapons so sparkly, is it?

Scarlet: Yep. This is how I pretty them up. It's called mosaic, and it's one 
of my favorite hobbies.

Avatar: What are those faint lines near the hilt?

Scarlet: Sketch lines. I draw a design I like in pencil and then fill it in 
with the stones. That way it comes out looking kinda like a painting.

Avatar: That's amazing!

Scarlet: You have to be reaaaaal patient... Place each rock slowly... 
Carefully... And you're done!

Avatar: What a lovely white flower!

Scarlet: You like it? It's a kind of flower native to Cheve.

Avatar: It's strong and dignified, yet also ornate and beautiful. Just like 
you, Scarlet.

Scarlet: Haha, you're laying it on pretty thick.

Avatar: No, it's true! You're strong and dependable, which are fine qualities 
in and of themselves... And you balance them well with your softer, more 
creative side.

Scarlet: Hahaha, you're not so bad yourself! I could get to like hanging out 
with a gal who says nice things about me all the time. 
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Scarlet A

Avatar: *yawn* Scarlet...? It's pretty late. What did you need?

Scarlet: Ah, sorry about that. I just felt like stargazing with ya.

Avatar: Stargazing?

Scarlet: Yeah. It's easy; you just lie down on this here blanket and look up.

Avatar: All right.

Scarlet: Well? Whaddaya think?

Avatar: It's breathtaking... I never realized how many stars there were in 
the sky.

Scarlet: Yeah, this is one of the best hills for it. The stars are so pretty 
here.

Avatar: Oh!

Scarlet: What? Didja see a shooting star?

Avatar: No, it's just...looking up at the stars, I realize... they remind me 
of the stones you use to decorate your weapons.

Scarlet: Haha, don't they though? Part of the reason I like making mosaics is 
that they remind me of the stars.

Avatar: Really?

Scarlet: ... I mentioned my parents, yeah? They...aren't around anymore. The 
war took them.

Avatar: ...I'm sorry to hear that.

Scarlet: In Cheve, we believe that people who die turn into stars. So when I 
lie out here stargazing, it feels almost like visiting my folks.

Avatar: And that's the same reason you decorate your weapons?

Scarlet: Yeah. Hey, Avatar... When I die, what color star do you think I'll 
be?

Avatar: D-don't ask that. It's bad luck.

Scarlet: Hey, we all gotta go sometime. You can't avoid thinking or talking 
about it if you've chosen to go to war. Don't tell me you've never wondered 
what happens after you die.

Avatar: ... In that case, I'd say... the shiniest stone on your weapon is the 
one you would be.

Scarlet: Yeah...I like that. Good choice, Avatar. One of these days we'll get 
your weapon decorated too.

Avatar: Huh?

Scarlet: With a bunch of those stones you say remind you of me.

Avatar: If that's a serious offer, I'm looking forward to it!

Scarlet: We'll need a design... Maybe watching the stars will give us some 
inspiration.

Avatar: Sounds good. 
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B2. Flora C

Flora: Lady Avatar, I present to you the Hill of Wishes.

Avatar: Amazing. It's just like you said. There are little pieces of paper 
everywhere.

Flora: Yes.

Avatar: So, remind me again. How are you supposed to make your wish?

Flora: First, you write it down on a piece of paper. Then you fold it up and 
tie it to a string. If you do this on three different days, they say your 
wish will come true.

Avatar: So cool!

Flora: Yes...but I think we should take such things with a sizable dose of 
salt.

Avatar: Oh, no, you misunderstood me. I wasn't talking about the wishes. It 
just struck me how impressive it is that you know so many things. I can ask 
you practically any question, and you always have the answer!

Flora: Oh? I don't know about that. I just try to prepare before we set out 
somewhere. It is, after all, my job to assist you in all things. That 
includes learning about places you wish to visit.

Avatar: All the same, thank you very much.

Flora: Please. It's my pleasure. Now, I brought some paper and string with 
us...

Avatar: Oh! Yes, thank you. 
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Flora B

Avatar: There it is! The Hill of Wishes. It's no less enchanting the second 
time you see it, is it?

Flora: No, it isn't. It's as beautiful as it was on our first visit. Now, I 
suppose you should prepare your wish. Here is your slip of paper, milady.

Avatar: Thank you. Oh! Of course!

Flora: What is the matter?

Avatar: Why don't you wish for something too, Flora? You came all this way, 
after all.

Flora: Oh, don't worry about me. I'm fine.

Avatar: What? Too superstitious for you?

Flora: It's not that. It's just...my job is to serve you. Not waste time 
dreaming up wishes.

Avatar: I...I see.

Flora: Now, please, make your wish.

Avatar: Well, all right. ... That should do it. Just one more time and my 
wish will be granted.

Flora: Yes. Hopefully we can make it out here again soon. ...I must admit, 
though, I was surprised when you said you wanted to visit this hill.

Avatar: Why is that?

Flora: I just did not think you were one to ask the heavens for anything. 
I've seen you overcome so many difficulties on your own, it was 
just...unexpected.

Avatar: You're right. I'm not really the type to do this sort of thing. But 
there are some things in the world you just can't do alone, you know?

Flora: Well, I hope your wish comes true, then.

Avatar: Thank you, Flora. 
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Flora A

Flora: Hm.

Avatar: Flora? What are you doing here?

Flora: Lady Avatar?! Why- What are you-

Avatar: I heard you sneaking out, so I got curious and decided to see where 
you were going. I never thought you'd be coming all the way out to the Hill 
of Wishes though. I guess you had a wish for the hill after all?

Flora: Yes, I suppose I have. I came each morning before we visited it 
anyway, so I figured there was no harm.

Avatar: Huh? You did?

Flora: Yes. I needed to survey the area and the route to ensure they were 
both safe. Traps, terrain, criminal elements-I had to confirm none of these 
would endanger you.

Avatar: I never knew you went through all that just for me...

Flora: Please, don't be upset. It is my duty. That's all.

Avatar: So...what did you wish for?

Flora: Ah...this is embarrassing. But here. This is my wish paper. It says 
that I wish for your wish to come true, Lady Avatar.

Avatar: Oh, Flora... You really do too much for me. But thank you. I just 
wish you'd think about your own happiness sometimes too.

Flora: There's no need for you to feel that way. I am perfectly all right as 
I am, milady.

Avatar: I thought you'd say that...but I think happiness might still find a 
way to you.

Flora: Hm?

Avatar: Because my wish was for you to live a happy life.

Flora: Huh?!

Avatar: And since your wish is that my wish would come true, you're doubly 
insured!

Flora: Oh...Lady Avatar. Why would you waste your wish on me?

Avatar: It wasn't a waste, Flora. You've done so much for me over the years. 
I want to pay you back for that somehow.

Flora: Lady Avatar...

Avatar: Now, let's tie our wish to the string. Shall we?

Flora: Yes, of course. Thank you so much, milady. 
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B2. Anna C

Anna: ...

Avatar: What's wrong, Anna? You were smiling a moment ago.

Anna: Huh? I was smiling?

Avatar: What? You don't remember? Just a minute ago, you were showing me a 
bunch of different goods. And I told you that I didn't need anything... But 
you gave me some expensive makeup and said I could pay when I had the money.

Anna: I... I didn't do that.

Avatar: I'm telling you, you did! I refused again, but you said, "You can pay 
the interest with King Garon's signature." And then you happily skipped off, 
shouting, "I'm gonna make bank today!"

Anna: That sounds like me, but... I swear it wasn't.

Avatar: Huh? What do you mean?

Anna: It was probably one of my sisters. I have quite a few of them, and we 
all have the same name, same looks, and same job. My sisters live all over 
the world, so it wouldn't be odd to run into one of them.

Avatar: I don't even...

Anna: You wanted to know what's wrong, right? I was worrying about those very 
sisters. I can understand why we look alike, but why were we all named the 
same? I'm strongly considering doing some rebranding and changing my name.

Avatar: I...can't say I blame you. 
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Anna B

Avatar: Anna, you're looking rather glum again... Err... I suppose I should 
ask first, but are you...our...Anna? You're the Anna who was thinking about 
changing her name, right?

Anna: Yeah, don't worry. I'm that Anna.

Avatar: Oh good. I didn't want to make that mistake twice.

Anna: Thanks for double-checking. Ughhhh...

Avatar: That was a pretty big sigh.

Anna: There'd be no need for you to check who I am if I could decide on a new 
name. But I just can't come up with one. Nothing I think of feels like it 
really fits. Do you have any good ideas? I'd pay really well for your best 
ones. ...Wait, I don't want to waste my gold. How about King Garon's 
signature instead?

Avatar: Eh, no thanks. I really don't need my father's signature. Besides, I 
don't think he'd give you one to give me, even if you asked nicely.

Anna: I...I suppose you're right. Awwww, why is this so hard? I want a name 
that captures my personality! Something that is unique to me and me alone.

Avatar: Something that captures you and your personality... How about 
Goldy...or Casha? Or maybe Sellma, or Salestia?

Anna: Those certainly fit me, but I can't say I'd like to be called any of 
them. Besides, all my sisters could fit those, too.

Avatar: Hmm... This really isn't easy... I wonder if your parents had a hard 
time deciding too.

Anna: Huh?

Avatar: I would think it'd be really inconvenient to give all your children 
the same name...

Anna: You're right... I wonder why they did that... I'm going to think about 
it for a little bit.

Avatar: Let me know if you figure it out! 
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Anna A

Anna: Oh, Avatar!

Avatar: Anna, did something good happen? You look like a huge weight has been 
lifted from your shoulders.

Anna: It has! I've decided to stick with the name Anna.

Avatar: I'm happy for you! But why the change of heart?

Anna: After we talked, I started to think about my childhood and living with 
all my sisters. Then I realized something amazing. You might not believe 
it... Whenever my parents needed one of us, they'd just yell our name... But 
only the Anna they meant to call would respond.

Avatar: Huh? What do you mean?

Anna: The way my parents said our names would change ever so slightly. Anna 
only has four letters, but there are actually a lot of different ways to say 
it. We were able to train ourselves to listen for the differences. Here, 
it'll make more sense to you if I show you how it's done. Say my name in a 
few different ways.

Avatar: All right... Anna.

Anna: ...

Avatar: And I guess... Anna.

Anna: ... You need to raise that last part. Go up when you say the "na."

Avatar: Er...OK. Anna.

Anna: That's it! Right there! That's me! My parents would say my name by 
slightly raising the "na" at the end. That's precisely why it shows my 
personality. I think compared to my sisters, I'm a bit more determined to 
succeed.

Avatar: I don't quite...

Anna: Maybe my parents named me... with the belief that I would never give up 
on a goal, no matter what. That I'd always try to end anything that I did on 
a high note, like my name! When I think of it that way, I'm certain I can 
continue being Anna. I still don't know why my parents gave us all the same 
name, though. Regardless, thanks for sticking with me on this, Avatar.

Avatar: I'm glad things worked out for you, Anna.

Anna: I wouldn't have found my way if it wasn't for your help. Would you like 
a signature from King Garon as a reward?

Avatar: ...No thanks. I'm good. 
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C. Parent-Child Supports

Male Avatar^

C1. Shigure C

Avatar: Back to painting again, Shigure?

Shigure: Hello, Father. I didn't hear you come in. I'm sorry... I know this 
is no time for artwork. We are at war, after all.

Avatar: That's not why I asked, Son. I wasn't trying to criticize you. 
Honestly, I feel bad for you. In a different time or place, you might have 
become a world-famous artist.

Shigure: That's kind of you to say, but I'm not so sure about that.

Avatar: Your paintings truly deserve to be seen. I wonder if there's a way to 
show off all this work to other people...

Shigure: What do you mean?

Avatar: Hmm... Wait, that's it! I know what to do. We should throw a solo 
exhibition and display all of your work!

Shigure: A-an exhibition? I could never do that. Besides, our troops are on 
the advance. The setup alone would be much more work than it's worth.

Avatar: It doesn't have to be such a grand affair. We just have to rent a 
tent and announce it to the troops and villagers nearby.

Shigure: B-but it seems so vain to reserve a whole tent just for my personal 
use.

Avatar: In trying times, it's important to find a way to quiet one's mind. 
This show could be a very welcome break from hardship for everyone.

Shigure: I'm not sure...

Avatar: I don't want to force you to do anything. What do you say?

Shigure: OK, fine... We can give this exhibition a shot. The idea makes me a 
bit anxious though.

Avatar: This will be the event of the season! We should get started right 
away. I'll head into town to recruit volunteers. Good-bye, Son!
(Avatar leaves)

Shigure: Thank you, Father. 
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Shigure: Hello, Father...

Avatar: Hey, Shigure. Say, is something on your mind?

Shigure: Well... You've done so much to make this exhibition possible. I just 
wanted to say thanks.

Avatar: No need to thank me. The villagers deserve all the credit. They're 
all on board because they can't wait to see your artwork.

Shigure: O-oh, I see...

Avatar: Son, are you feeling nervous?

Shigure: Of course. But mostly I'm upset because my last painting isn't 
coming together...

Avatar: You mean the new piece that you're making just for the event? While I 
would love to see a new work from you, time is running short. If it's going 
to be too much trouble, you may want to think about completing it later. Does 
it really need to be in the show?

Shigure: I promised myself that I would finish it. Everyone has worked so 
hard to pitch in. I want them to know how much I appreciate all of their hard 
work. That means the exhibition must be great.

Avatar: I understand, but don't overwork yourself. All this effort will be 
pointless if you make yourself ill.

Shigure: I'll be careful. Thank you, Father. I should return to my easel.

Avatar: Yes, of course...
(Shigure leaves)
Avatar: I wonder what the subject is for this mystery painting. I can't help 
but be curious... 
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Shigure A

Avatar: Shigure's big day is finally here. I wonder how the exhibition is 
going. I should take a look inside the tent. Hmm... Wow! Look at all these 
people. This crowd is spectacular! From what I've overheard, his work seems 
to be going over quite well. Thank the gods. This event appears to be a 
smashing success. Wait a minute... Where is the man of the hour?

Shigure: *pant*...*pant*...

Avatar: Shigure, why are you winded? Are you just now arriving? The 
exhibition has already begun. How could you be late to your own show? You're 
supposed to be the host!

Shigure: Sorry about that, Father. I had to stay up all night to finish up my 
painting.

Avatar: You stayed awake all night just to finish up some art?!

Shigure: Y-yes, I did...

Avatar: I told you not to overwork yourself, right? Even if you hadn't 
completed this final piece, there are plenty of works on display. Look 
around. See all these smiling faces? These people are happy because they love 
your work. You almost ruined the show because of your carelessness.

Shigure: You don't understand. I promised myself that I would complete it, no 
matter what. I made this because I'm thankful for everything you've done for 
me, Father.

Avatar: What?! Th-this is your mother...and me...

Shigure: That's right. I painted a portrait of you two.

Avatar: So this is what you've been working on so tirelessly?

Shigure: Indeed, Father. My love for you and Mother cannot be measured. You 
brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to 
paint. So I wanted to put all those feelings into this portrait.

Avatar: Shigure... Th-thank you... Thank you so much...*sniff*

Shigure: F-Father, it hurts when you hug me so tightly... Hahaha.

Avatar: I'm lucky to have such a wonderful son like you, Shigure.

Shigure: I'm very lucky too!

Avatar: Son, there's no time to talk. We have to put this handsome painting 
where everyone can see it!

Shigure: Sure, OK... It's a little embarrassing, though...

Avatar: Why, because it's personal? This is clearly the finest piece in your 
exhibition. It would be a shame if everyone couldn't enjoy it.

Shigure: You're right, Father. 
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Female Avatar^

C2. Dwyer C

Dwyer: Hello, Mother. I made you some coffee.

Avatar: How sweet. Thank you, Dwyer. Wow, this is excellent. You have a true 
gift for brewing!

Dwyer: Really? I'm so happy that you like it!

Avatar: It has a wonderful aroma and a unique flavor too. Almost like 
chocolate. You certainly know how to make a perfect pot of coffee. Honestly, 
I think it's even better than the kind your father makes.

Dwyer: That's high praise! But umm, maybe I should keep that to myself. He 
might get mad at me.

Avatar: You think so? I suppose he can be a bit jealous from time to time. 
It's not ideal to be on his bad side.

Dwyer: That sounds even worse...

Avatar: Heehee, right? I bet if he overheard us talking, he'd make me try cup 
after cup of coffee. I'm sure your father wouldn't let up until I said his 
brew tasted better than yours.

Dwyer: Heh, yeah, that's not hard to imagine. I still have more coffee in the 
carafe. Let me know if you'd like another cup later.

Avatar: Thank you, Dwyer. 
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Dwyer B

Dwyer: *sigh*

Avatar: What's on your mind, Dwyer?

Dwyer: N-nothing in particular...

Avatar: You're obviously upset about something. Why are trying to hide things 
from me? I'm your mother, silly.

Dwyer: Oh, sorry.

Avatar: Just tell me what's on your mind. You'll feel better if you get it 
off your chest.

Dwyer: I've been thinking a lot... I'm just afraid that I'm not suited for 
war.

Avatar: Why do you say that?

Dwyer: You know why. I hate getting into fights. All I would do is weigh 
everyone else down in the heat of battle.

Avatar: Oh, Dwyer, that's not true.

Dwyer: Maybe I should leave the army and go off to be a butler or something.

Avatar: No, you can't do that.

Dwyer: Huh? Why?

Avatar: This is your home, Son. You should be fighting here, with us.

Dwyer: But why?

Avatar: Because you're sweet and compassionate.

Dwyer: No, I'm not.

Avatar: You are. You just tried to hide your troubles to keep me from 
worrying, right? No matter what, you're always thinking of other people 
first.

Dwyer: That's just more proof that I have no business on the battlefield. 
There's no room for kindness there.

Avatar: You're wrong about that, Dwyer. I've seen you help your friends even 
when it puts you in a difficult position. That's a very thoughtful thing to 
do, and it certainly isn't easy. When I look into your eyes, I can see that 
it's as natural as breathing to you. You're selfless.

Dwyer: I never thought of it like that. Thank you, Mother. I'll do what I can 
to help my friends.

Avatar: That's the spirit, dear. You should be proud of yourself. Just know 
that I'll always be here to protect you. 
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Dwyer A

Avatar: What was I thinking...

Dwyer: Is something wrong, Mother?

Avatar: It's nothing, Dwyer. Don't worry about me. I'm just feeling a little 
tired today.

Dwyer: You know that I can see right through your lies, right? After all, I'm 
your son!

Avatar: Heehee, is that right? Maybe I shouldn't be so surprised...

Dwyer: I'm happy to lend you an ear if you feel like talking.

Avatar: That's sweet of you to offer.

Dwyer: So? What is it?

Avatar: I feel like I've failed you as a mother...

Dwyer: Don't say that. It's not true at all.

Avatar: But I told you to fight. To put yourself in danger on the 
battlefield.

Dwyer: You mean when I was feeling worried the other day?

Avatar: Yes. A good mother should always be thinking of their child's safety 
first and foremost. But I encouraged you to run into battle. To put yourself 
in harm's way. I'm a terrible mother.

Dwyer: Please, don't say that. Sure, you encouraged me to fight. But it was 
my decision to stay. Not yours.

Avatar: I suppose that's true.

Dwyer: More importantly, I needed your advice. I feel like I might have put 
my friends in danger without your encouragement.

Avatar: Dwyer, I had no idea.

Dwyer: You haven't failed me in the slightest. In fact, you're the best 
mother anyone could ask for.

Avatar: That means so much to me. Thank you.

Dwyer: Would you like some coffee? It might help you unwind.

Avatar: That sounds lovely. I'm so lucky to have such a thoughtful son like 
you. 
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C2. Midori C

Midori: Mother?

Avatar: Why, hello, Midori. What is it?

Midori: You said your knee was bothering you the other day, right, Mother? 
Well, guess what? I made some ointment for you!

Avatar: Oh my. This is for me? Thank you, Midori!

Midori: Heehee. I'll apply it now, OK? Pain, pain, fly away! Come again some 
other day!

Avatar: Oh, wow. It's already feeling much better. That's Midori's special 
medicine for you!

Midori: Teehee! I'm glad.

Avatar: I still can't believe your father taught you to do all this. And you 
grew up to be such a bookworm! Your father and I are so proud.

Midori: Aww! Thank you, Mother! I love you both so much!

Avatar: And we love you too. Now, run along. Mother's got battle plans to 
draw up!

Midori: OK, bye! 
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Midori B

Midori: *grumble* *grumble*

Avatar: Midori? What's the matter?

Midori: I just ran into a bunch of kids in the forest who were planning to go 
in much deeper. But I warned them it wasn't safe for kids their age to be 
doing that without an adult. And then one of them said "Who are you to tell 
us what to do, huh?" "You're just a kid yourself! Bossy-pants!" And then they 
kept chanting that at me. "Bossy-pants! Bossy-pants!" They didn't stop until 
I left. It was infuriating!

Avatar: Aw. I'm sorry, honey. Did the kids get home safely, though?

Midori: Yeah. I stayed and looked out for them the whole time. I just wish I 
didn't look like such a kid. Why is that, Mother? You and Father don't have 
the same problem. Why do I? I'm already, like, fully grown up! It's so 
frustrating.

Avatar: I don't think I can answer that, Midori. Some people just take longer 
to grow. But I'm very proud of you for looking out for those little ones.

Midori: But-but-

Avatar: Come now, don't be like that. You did the right thing. Sometimes we 
have to just be satisfied with that. Not everyone appreciates a good deed, 
but that doesn't mean you shouldn't do them.

Midori: I know, I know. I won't stop helping people. But I don't have to like 
it every time, right?

Avatar: I suppose that's only fair. But maybe this will help. Even if no one 
else appreciates what you do, I always will, OK? So if you ever get 
frustrated, just remember how proud I am of all your good deeds.

Midori: Hm... OK! Thanks, Mother! You're the best! 
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Midori A

Midori: Mother!

Avatar: Hey there, Midori. You're certainly in high spirits today.

Midori: Yeah! Something really good happened! Remember those kids I met the 
other day?

Avatar: The ones you warned not to go too deep into the forest?

Midori: Yeah! I just ran into them in town, and they apologized and thanked 
me!

Avatar: Oh?

Midori: Yup! I guess they got scolded really bad by their mothers. They said 
it would have been even worse if I hadn't been there looking out for them.

Avatar: So it looks like they came around after all, huh?

Midori: Yeah. They really warmed up to me after that. It was great!

Avatar: Is that so? I'm glad.

Midori: The only problem is that now they want me to go with them again. They 
said they got permission this time, but only if they can go with a grown-up.

Avatar: What, you mean back into the forest?

Midori: Yeah. Don't worry, I won't let them get lost or go too far in or 
anything. On the one hand, it's sort of a pain to have to play chaperone 
again... But on the other hand, it means I'm a real, bona fide grown-up, 
right? Teehee.

Avatar: Haha. You know you don't need other people to tell you that, Midori. 
But I suppose if it makes you feel better, I'm still happy for you.

Midori: Heehee. Well, I better go get packed! It's gonna be a long adventure, 
I think.

Avatar: Go on then. Just be safe, OK?

Midori: Will do! Good-bye, Mother! I'll be back before sundown! 
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C2. Sophie C

Sophie: Moooooooother!

Avatar: Sophie! What have you been up to today?

Sophie: Look! I found some of those flowers you love! Ones just like what you 
have!

Avatar: Oh, you're right! These are my favorites. Thank you, Sophie!

Sophie: Heehee. I'm glad you like them!

Avatar: Er...where did you find these?

Sophie: That's what's so amazing! They were really close by! I can go back 
and get you more, if you want. There's a bunch more!

Avatar: Ah, no, that's all right. I, er, suspect these are the flowers I 
planted myself nearby...

Sophie: Then that means... Oh no! That explains why I hadn't seen these 
flowers there before! I'm so sorry, Mother!

Avatar: What's done is done, I suppose. And I do appreciate the thought.

Sophie: Can...can I go back and plant these again? They'll grow back their 
roots, right? Awwwww! Why am I always screwing up things like this?! 
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Sophie B

Sophie: *sigh* Why am I such a klutz?

Avatar: Is something wrong, Sophie?

Sophie: Hey, Mother... Do you think I'll always be a klutz? Earlier today, I 
went to the market and got a bunch of apples for myself and Avel. When I got 
back, I decided to see if he could catch one in his mouth, but... I let go in 
the windup, and the apple hit an old lady behind me instead! Also, Avel fell 
over. I don't know why that happened.

Avatar: Heehee...it sounds like you had quite a day.

Sophie: Mother! Don't laugh at me.

Avatar: I'm sorry, dear. But if you imagine it happening to someone else...

Sophie: I'm seriously worrying about my future here, Mother!

Avatar: You're right. I shouldn't make fun. But what's wrong with making a 
few small errors here and there? Everyone does it.

Sophie: It's not a few small errors! My life is one long series of mistakes 
and blunders!

Avatar: Oh, I think you're overstating the problem. Don't despair, Sophie. 
You're strong enough to shake it off and keep on going every time you fail.

Sophie: But... But...

Avatar: Besides, you know what they say about clumsy people...

Sophie: They don't say anything, Mother! You're making things up now.

Avatar: Heehee...it was worth a try.

Sophie: *sigh* Thanks for cheering me up, though. 
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Sophie A

Sophie: Moooooooother!

Avatar: You look excited today, Sophie.

Sophie: I sure am! What you said the other day really cheered me up.

Avatar: Is that what did it? Your bad mood didn't just drift away as you 
slept?

Sophie: Why do you always have to tease me?

Avatar: Heehee...

Sophie: Oh, that does remind me, though... I made a small mistake at 
breakfast today. I...accidentally gave the horses the soldiers' meals.

Avatar: Oh my...

Sophie: But once I realized my error, I rushed to make fresh meals for 
everyone. Suddenly, they all joined in to help! It made me really happy.

Avatar: You're lucky to have such understanding friends.

Sophie: Yeah, I think so too!

Avatar: I think I know why they were so eager to help...

Sophie: Maybe they were worried that I would burn everything?

Avatar: No, that's not what I had in mind. Seeing your vibrant spirit 
encouraged them to try their hardest, too.

Sophie: It did? I don't know...

Avatar: That's why I was trying to tell you there's nothing wrong with you, 
dear. No one who brings smiles to so many can be as hopeless as you think.

Sophie: OK, Mother! I think I can remember that. Oh! Also, I think I found 
some flowers nearby that I'm sure you'll like. We can go check them out 
together!

Avatar: Lead the way! Unless...um, these flowers...they're not...?

Sophie: Don't worry! They aren't the ones you replanted. I didn't pick any in 
advance, either-just in case!

Avatar: Ah! See that, Sophie? You don't always flub things!

Sophie: All right! Let's go! 
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C2. Shiro C

Shiro: Hey, Mom. Do you feel like doing something today?

Avatar: Hmm? Why do you ask?

Shiro: We didn't get to spend very much time together while I was growing up, 
right? Maybe now we can make up for that! We should have a mom-son bonding 
day!

Avatar: Oh, I see. How sweet. But honestly I can't think of anything to do 
right now. But I'm just delighted that you thought of me, sweetie.

Shiro: No! That's not good enough! I wanna spend time with you now. I mean, I 
can't spend time with Dad. He's always preoccupied with the war. I guess you 
don't see him often either. Has Dad ever even given you a gift or anything? 
How do you know he even cares about you?

Avatar: Sh-Shiro, that's not your father's way.

Shiro: Well, guess what. I'm not like him. I actually want you to know how 
special you are. So hurry up and think of something cool for us to do 
together already!

Avatar: Heehee, you're too much.

Shiro: Why are you laughing at me?!

Avatar: Shiro, I don't know why you feel a sudden need to compare yourself to 
Ryoma. I think he'd be very upset if he heard you going on this way... I'm 
very lucky to be his wife. He treats me incredibly well.

Shiro: Are you sure about that?

Avatar: Well, of course I am. You may not know it, but he loves me very much, 
dear. If you really don't believe me, then I'll prove it to you.

Shiro: Really? Well, I'd be curious to see your so-called proof.

Avatar: Fine. I'll collect it and show you soon. 
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Shiro B

Avatar: Why hello, Shiro. Do you have a moment?

Shiro: Sure, Mom. Why are you holding those envelopes?

Avatar: These are the proof of your father's love for me.

Shiro: Let me guess. Are those love letters?

Avatar: Yes. I've kept every piece of correspondence that he's sent me over 
the years. This here is the first one he sent. And this is the most recent.

Shiro: Wow. Dad really likes to write a lot.

Avatar: He certainly does. I never would have dreamed that he would be so 
diligent with his writing. He expresses his love for me in person too. But I 
think letters allow him to open up and be more in touch with his emotions. I 
just love this side of his personality. It's very romantic. Heehee, let me 
guess. This wasn't what you were expecting, right?

Shiro: Not at all. I guess I've always thought of Dad as being stiff and 
formal all the time. Maybe I've been wrong about him this whole time. So what 
kind of stuff does he write about?

Avatar: Oh, Shiro. That's strictly between me and your father. I can't show 
you.

Shiro: Now I'm even more curious! But I guess knowing that he really cares 
will have to be good enough.

Avatar: I'm glad you're satisfied. Oh, and, sweetie. We both love you so 
much.

Shiro: I know. But thanks for saying so, Mom.

Avatar: Heehee, of course. 
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Shiro A

Shiro: Mom, there you are! Do you have a sec?

Avatar: Sure. What is it?

Shiro: Remember when you showed me those letters Dad wrote you? I thought 
maybe I'd try writing down my thoughts and feelings. You know, what it's like 
to be your son. That kind of thing.

Avatar: You did? Why thank you, Shiro. That's very thoughtful.

Shiro: No, it's not good enough.

Avatar: Huh? What do you mean?

Shiro: Well, it's not very special if I just do the exact same thing as Dad, 
right? That's why I'm going to treat you to a homemade meal too!

Avatar: Oh, really? A homemade meal?

Shiro: Yep! Anything you want, Mom. Well, anything I can find in the forest 
at least. But I can't get started until you tell me what sounds good. Does 
anything sound really tasty to you?

Avatar: Hmm, can I have a bit of time to think about it?

Shiro: I guess it would be hard to think of something off the top of your 
head. Just get back to me soon.

Avatar: I will.

Shiro: Awesome! Now I've got a leg up on Dad!

Avatar: Shiro, this isn't a competition. You can't possibly win or lose.

Shiro: But I'd be failing you as a son if I didn't make you happy.

Avatar: Heehee. How funny. Your father once said something very similar to 
me.

Shiro: He did?!

Avatar: Yes. Let me think for a moment... He said he would be a terrible 
husband if he couldn't make my life wonderful. The apple didn't fall far from 
the tree with you, Shiro. Heehee.

Shiro: Damn! He's got me beat already!

Avatar: Don't be silly. All I care about is knowing you love me. I'm very 
proud to be your mother. 
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C2. Kiragi C

Kiragi: Ah, the great outdoors! What a perfect day for some hunting! The 
mountains are looking particularly appealing... But I did see a lot of game 
in that field the other day, too. So many choices!

Avatar: Stop right there, Kiragi.

Kiragi: Yikes! H-hey, Mom. You sure are good at sneaking these days.

Avatar: Oh, did I scare you?

Kiragi: Obviously. You look like you're about to attack me!

Avatar: That's because you're out here, and you absolutely shouldn't be. What 
am I going to do with you...

Kiragi: I'm really sorry... I promise I'll do it as soon as I get home.

Avatar: Right, right. That sounds awfully familiar. Every time you get home 
from hunting, you just grab something to eat and fall asleep. Not this time.

Kiragi: B-but I'm terrible at math. And history is way too hard!

Avatar: That's why you need to work harder! I already told you that I would 
help with your studies.

Kiragi: I can survive being bad at math and history. I don't see what the big 
deal is.

Avatar: Kiragi, there is bad, and then there is abysmal. You are beyond 
abysmal. Your father and I should have realized that much sooner, and we're 
sorry. But now that we're all together again, we want to do everything we can 
to help you. I know it doesn't seem like it, but this will be so good for 
you!

Kiragi: *grumble*

Avatar: Come on, let's go home. I know how much you love hunting, but someday 
you'll thank me for pushing you.

Kiragi: No! This isn't fair! Hunting is the only thing I have to look forward 
to! Don't try and take that away from me. You may be my mom, but you can't 
force me to do anything! I'm going hunting, and I don't care whether you like 
it or not!
(Kiragi leaves)

Avatar: Ah! Kiragi, come back here!! *sigh* There he goes... 
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Kiragi B

Kiragi: What an amazing day! No one will be going hungry anytime soon. That 
bird sure gave me a lot of trouble. I should look it up when I get home. 
Maybe I need to build some new traps, too.
(Time passes)
Kiragi: OK, careful... Easy does it. I can't let Mom know that I was out 
hunting instead of resting. "Work harder on your studies!" That's all she 
ever thinks about... Like I need math or history to be a good hunter.

Avatar: Hmm. No, that's unrelated. Maybe if I rewrite it like this...

Kiragi: What's this? It looks like she's writing something down.

Avatar: Instead of using just numbers, we can change these to rabbits in a 
trap... I bet that would help him understand.

Kiragi: What is she doing there?

Avatar: Oh, rats! Where did I put that book? It has to be around here 
somewhere. I need to track it down so I can start his history lessons.

Kiragi: Geez, she's working really hard.

Avatar: I just have to help him learn to memorize things. If we move slowly 
and cover everything, I know he'll catch up soon.

Kiragi: Hey, Mom.

Avatar: Oh! Welcome back, Kiragi. Why are you just standing there?

Kiragi: Y-you knew I wasn't here?

Avatar: Well of course. You forgot to close the bedroom door when you left.

Kiragi: Oh, I did? Oops. Listen, I just wanted to say that... Well, I'm 
sorry, Mom. You're putting so much energy into helping me learn, and then I 
just run off to hunt.

Avatar: Shh, it's all right, Kiragi. It's important that we both understand 
where the other is coming from. I know how much you love hunting. I just want 
you to balance that with some studying too!

Kiragi: I will! I didn't realize how much this mattered until I saw you just 
now... Please, teach me! I want to learn about math and history!

Avatar: Do you really mean it? That makes me so happy. Are you ready to get 
started?

Kiragi: OK! But wait, I'm totally covered in mud. Let me change real quick-
then we can start! Wait right here! 
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Kiragi A

Kiragi: All right! I solved it! Take that, math problem!

Avatar: Hang on, let me check your work... Hmm, your answer is correct. But 
how did you come to this answer?

Kiragi: Oh yeah. I know you normally start on the right... But if you make an 
assumption here, you can skip a lot of extra calculations! The book said it 
was an advanced method, but it didn't seem all that tough.

Avatar: An advanced method, huh? Well, your answer is correct. Nicely done, 
Kiragi!

Kiragi: Hehheh! Thanks, Mom!

Avatar: Your history assignment is looking perfect as well. All the years, 
locations, and important events are in the right spots. You didn't miss 
anything at all. I'm so proud of you!

Kiragi: It was a lot easier once I started thinking of them as fantastic 
stories. Random facts are so much more difficult to remember. And I've got a 
great teacher, too!

Avatar: I was happy to help, Kiragi. But all of this progress is due to your 
hard work!

Kiragi: Stop, Mom. You're going to make me blush!

Avatar: It looks like we've covered everything I prepared for today. And 
look, there's lots of daylight left... I bet you'd love to go out hunting, 
right?

Kiragi: Um, actually...no.

Avatar: What? Really?

Kiragi: I mean, of course I'd like to go hunting, but I'd rather study more 
with you.

Avatar: Aww, that's so sweet.

Kiragi: You've made this so much fun. I used to dread it before. I'm learning 
so many new things!

Avatar: Well we can keep going if you want to. It's so nice to spend all this 
time together.

Kiragi: It's the best! 
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C2. Caeldori C

Caeldori: Hm...the advance troops have just received fresh recruits, so 
they'll be needing tents. And a larger shipment of grain. Have the 
quartermaster make the arrangements.

Hoshidan: At once, milady. Would you like him to resume his duties managing 
the armory?

Caeldori: No. I will continue to oversee the armory personally. On that note, 
please go to the smiths and issue a requisition for the items on this list. 
Delivery is expected within the fortnight.

Hoshidan: Yes, milady. Right away, milady.
(Hoshidan leaves)

Avatar: Well, you've certainly been busy, haven't you?

Caeldori: Mother! How can I help you?

Avatar: I heard the supply division was short- handed and thought I could 
help. But it looks like you've got it all under control! Whoever appointed 
you really knew what they were doing.

Caeldori: You flatter me, but I've got plenty of room to improve yet. I'm 
still very new to this kind of work.

Avatar: Oh, you're just being modest. Now, how can I be of service?

Caeldori: Thank you, Mother. I appreciate the offer, truly, but I have 
nothing for you to do. All I've left is the inventory.

Avatar: You were planning on doing the inventory for the entire army by 
yourself? Nonsense! It will go much faster with two people. Or more, if we 
can find them.

Caeldori: Well, see, about that-

Avatar: Here, let me see the list. We just need to make sure the numbers 
match, right?

Caeldori: I- Er. Please give that back. It's important.

Avatar: Hm? This isn't an inventory. What is it? A floor plan?

Caeldori: Yes, essentially. It's a plan for the armory I drew up a little 
while ago. If the supplies are stored according to the plan, they can be 
counted very easily. It takes a fraction of the time and...only one person. 
I'm sorry, Mother.

Avatar: I see. Very good! So...you're sure there's nothing else I can do?

Caeldori: Um... Oh! I prepared some tea earlier! If you'd like, you may 
certainly help yourself to some! It's over there. In the corner.

Avatar: O-oh. OK. (I've never felt so useless before. Well. Um. That's OK. 
This is all right. This is fine. I'll just sit back, take a break, and sip 
some tea. Yeah.)

Caeldori: Huh? Did you say something, Mother?

Avatar: N-nope! Nothing. Nothing at all. 
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Caeldori B

Caeldori: All right, these crates are fully loaded. Have we moved the damaged 
weapons yet?

Hoshidan: Yes, milady. They are en route to the smiths as we speak.

Caeldori: Good. Then all that is left is to deliver the new ones to the 
front. See to it.

Hoshidan: It will be done, milady.
(Hoshidan leaves)

Avatar: ...Hello.

Caeldori: Wah! M-Mother! I didn't see you! Wait, what are you even doing?! It 
isn't safe to hide in there, you know. We put weapons in those barrels.

Avatar: Oh, sorry. I was just watching you work and didn't want to interrupt.

Caeldori: ...Is something wrong? You seem a little off today.

Avatar: Oh, no. I'm fine! I just came by to offer my help again, but it looks 
like you still don't need any. I'm impressed, though. No hesitation. Precise, 
rapid orders. Intense focus. In fact, you were so impressive, I had 
absolutely nothing to offer. So I guess I'll just sit back in this corner and 
drink my tea while you work. Again. *siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip*

Caeldori: Mother...

Avatar: You really take after your father, don't you? Intelligence, charisma, 
beauty... You've got all his gifts. I suppose there's not all that much of 
your mother in you though, huh? Heehee.

Caeldori: I- Mother, you-

Avatar: Oh, hush, Caeldori. It's a good thing. Really. It is. Now, I guess 
there's not much point in me tarrying here, so I think I'll be going. Keep up 
the good work! I'm very proud of you!
(Avatar leaves)

Caeldori: Mother! Oh, pumpersnickles! She's gone. 
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Caeldori A

Caeldori: There you are, Mother!

Avatar: Oh, um. Hi, Caeldori.

Caeldori: Do you have some time? I wanted to speak to you about something.

Avatar: Yes, of course, dear. What's the matter?

Caeldori: Well, the last time we talked, you said that I was just like 
Father. But I don't think that's true. Fighting, riding, speaking-it all 
comes to him as naturally as breathing. I'm not like that.

Avatar: What do you mean? You're an incredibly talented warrior. And I don't 
think this army's ever seen such a capable administrator!

Caeldori: I mean that...I have never seen Father work hard at anything. But I 
have seen you do so. I know that you trained for years to acquire your 
skills. It was your work ethic that gave me the courage to improve myself. 
You made me understand that I didn't need to be naturally perfect to succeed 
in life. Everything I have achieved, I have done through hard work. Not 
natural genius. So thank you, Mother. I would not be who I am without you.

Avatar: No, thank you. It makes me very happy to hear you say that. I- 
*sniffle* Oh gods. I don't know what to say.

Caeldori: There's no need to say anything. Just, please, never think you are 
any less important a part of me than Father, OK?

Avatar: Yes, of course. I'm sorry. I won't ever say something like that 
again. Caeldori...I am so very lucky to have such a wonderful daughter. 
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C2. Asugi C

Asugi: Ah, mission accomplished. I got a ton of useful information tonight. 
Today's undercover work was riskier than usual. I almost got caught this 
time. Almost doesn't count though, heh heh. Time to share what I learned and 
go relax.

Avatar: Asugi! You're finally home...

Asugi: M-Mom?! Shouldn't you be asleep? It's really late.

Avatar: I realize that. But I'll stay up as late as it takes to see you home 
safely.

Asugi: I'm fine, Mom. It's an early morning tomorrow. You should be asleep!

Avatar: I try, but it's no use. I lie awake worrying about you.

Asugi: Look, I get sent out on these recon trips because I'm good at them. We 
all risk our lives when we're out on our missions, and I'm no different.

Avatar: Solo missions are different, though. I don't like that you put 
yourself in such danger without any support.

Asugi: I told you, I'm fine. I do what I have to, and that's the end of it. 
If you stay up all night, you'll just be a liability to all of us tomorrow.

Avatar: That's not fair, Asugi. Don't think you can get out of discussing 
this.

Asugi: Look, it's late. I'm exhausted. We should both get some rest.

Avatar: ...All right. But this is not over. 
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Asugi B

Asugi: ... I've successfully infiltrated the enemy base. Piece of cake! 
(Mmm...cake.) Now to scope out what the leaders here are up to. They've been 
acting suspicious. If I can just find some evidence that they're planning 
something...

Avatar: I suggest saving that heavily guarded building to the right for last, 
just in case.

Asugi: WHAA-?! What...? MOM?! What in the name of all that is sweet and holy 
are you doing here?

Avatar: I heard you trying to sneak out, and so I thought I'd tag along.

Asugi: Wh-why would you follow me? This place is dangerous!

Avatar: I told you. You need support on these hazardous missions, so I'm 
volunteering.

Asugi: You shouldn't be here, Mom. This is MY mission, not yours!

Avatar: What does it matter, so long as it's accomplished? If anything, that 
should be easier with two of us attacking the problem.

Asugi: SHH! Be quiet!

Avatar: Mmrph...!

Asugi: Not another word! The enemy patrol is heading this way...

Avatar: Fine...

Asugi: *sigh* OK, they're gone. Gods, my heart is racing. I was certain 
they'd spotted us.

Avatar: Haha, I doubt it. They never came anywhere near our position.

Asugi: Geez, Mom. I know parents like to bond with their kids, but this is 
overkill!

Avatar: There's no such thing as overkill when it comes to looking after my 
son.

Asugi: Ugh, enough is enough. I can't think straight when you're here. This 
whole mission is a bust. Let's go.

Avatar: Er...what happened to the suspicious leaders? The enemy plans?

Asugi: Come on, Mom. I know a shortcut back. It's time to go home.

Avatar: But the moon's just set. We have plenty of time to finish things 
here.

Asugi: It's over. Come on, let's hurry back.

Avatar: Well, it's your mission, I suppose... 
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Asugi A

Avatar: What are we tackling tonight? Troop movements? Message interception?

Asugi: ... WE are not going anywhere. You're not coming along.

Avatar: I insist, Asugi. I won't stay home while you put yourself in danger.

Asugi: Mom, you're being unreasonable. Don't you trust me?

Avatar: My trust in you won't help me much if they have to carry you back in 
several pieces. I'm your mother. The unreasonable thing is you asking me not 
to worry. I'm a powerful warrior in my own right. Why shouldn't I help my 
son?

Asugi: We each have our own part to play in this war, Mom. I'm a ninja, so I 
fulfill the roles that my training has prepared me for. When you follow me, 
it puts us both in very real danger. Instead of focusing on the mission, I 
can only think of protecting you.

Avatar: I meant well, Asugi. It's just...

Asugi: ...

Avatar: How would I live with myself if you were caught on one of these solo 
missions? It tortures me to do less than I possibly could for you...!

Asugi: Mom... Look, this is embarrassing, so I'm only going to say it once.

Avatar: Oh?

Asugi: When I got back from my mission that one night and I saw you waiting 
up for me... I was so happy.

Avatar: Really?

Asugi: Really. It made me realize that I had a real home to come back to. 
Knowing you're out there, waiting for me, makes me desperate to make it back 
home. No matter how much danger I'm in or what I have to do to make it back 
safely... I always will. I will always, always come back home to you.

Avatar: Asugi...

Asugi: That's why I need you to stay here. My home is wherever YOU are. I 
can't do what I do without knowing that I have a loving home waiting for me. 
As long as you're here, safe and happy, I'll never lose heart.

Avatar: ... All right. If that's really how you feel, then I'll restrain 
myself. I want you to be alive, mind you, but I also want you to be happy.

Asugi: Mom... Thank you. You don't know what that means to me.

Avatar: There's still the problem of what I'll do instead of sleeping, but I 
have one idea. How about if I prepare your favorite foods for you? You're 
hungry when you get home, I'm sure.

Asugi: That...would be AMAZING!

Avatar: It's a deal. You'll be sure to come home, and I'll be sure you're 
properly welcomed.

Asugi: Thanks, Mom. I love you. 
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C2. Mitama C

Avatar: Mitama! Don't pretend you're asleep!

Mitama: Hmmm?

Avatar: Come out, Mitama! It's time for the war council. You can't keep 
yourself in there forever!


Mitama: Please apologize / Tell them I am feeling ill / I'll come tomorrow.

Avatar: That's what you said yesterday. And the day before that! You need to 
attend at least one of these things to see how they work.

Mitama: Please, honored Mother / I do not want to learn this / I will not 
like it. Also, I am really tired and will fall asleep at the table.

Avatar: You wouldn't be so tired if you didn't stay up all night reading your 
favorite poets. Where in the world did you learn your love of poetry, anyway?

Mitama: The answer is clear / A gift from Father did it / A brush and 
paper... As soon as I could write in flowing text, my love for poems 
blossomed.

Avatar: That doesn't really explain it. You can do a lot with a pen and ink. 
You could have learned to draw or taken up prose... What drew you to poetry?

Mitama: Am I mistaken? / Is there more than just haiku? / Maybe more poems?

Avatar: Something must have happened along the way to spark your interest in 
them...

Mitama: Perhaps we can learn / Explore this situation / Mother and daughter.

Avatar: I'd love to! Let's see-where would be the best place to start...? No! 
We don't have time for this! Nice try, my daughter. But we're going to that 
meeting. I want you ready to go when I open this door.

Mitama: My ruse discovered / I have no choice but to go / It was worth a 
shot. 
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Mitama B

Avatar: Mitama? Are you there buried somewhere in all these papers?

Mitama: Ah, hello, Mother. Here lies my new goal / My very first poem hides / 
I must search this mess.

Avatar: Is that what you're doing? Trying to find the first poem you ever 
wrote?

Mitama: I speak in verse now / It was not always the case / In the past, the 
cause.

Avatar: And you think you'll discover the reason why you started in these old 
poems?

Mitama: Many days have passed / The answer remains hidden / My eyes grow 
weary. If I find my first poem, I'll be able to figure out what was going on 
in my life then. Ah! An old, tattered scrap / This page could be what I 
sought / It's my first poem.

Avatar: Oh! Well spotted. Would you mind reading it to me?

Mitama: Yet more days alone / Mother is late to visit / I feel my heart 
break.

Avatar: Oh dear. Not the thrill of discovery I was hoping for... I'm so 
sorry, Mitama.

Mitama: You'd gotten very busy, and my caretakers told me you couldn't come 
to visit. I remember now, I started writing poems to entertain myself while 
you were gone. Left waiting for you / My world turned inward to verse / 
Structure to sorrow.

Avatar: I never realized before how lonely you must have been in those days. 
I wish I could make it up to you somehow...

Mitama: No need to feel bad / Your reasons were with merit / The world needed 
you. I didn't know it then, but you were busy fighting to keep me safe.

Avatar: That's generous of you, but all the same... I'm sorry you went 
through that. Still, it doesn't get us any closer to finding out why you took 
up poetry in particular. Hmm...perhaps we should ask your caretakers in the 
Deeprealm.

Mitama: More clues to my past / Hidden in old memories / The search 
continues. Yes, I think I shall write to them and see if they can remember 
anything.

Avatar: There's an idea. Though I'd be happy to write the letter for you. It 
might get our point across less... cryptically. 
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Mitama A

Avatar: I don't understand... This doesn't make any sense!

Mitama: Mother, did you receive an answer from my caretakers? Please let me 
hear it / Perhaps the source is revealed / The search now bears fruit.

Avatar: As strange as this may sound... your caretakers have indicated that 
it was I who set you down the path of poetry.

Mitama: This does not make sense / Poetry is not your love / Why would they 
claim such?

Avatar: That was my initial thought as well. But then I considered it some 
more. Your caretakers did say that you would often imitate me for days after 
my visits. And on one such occasion, you took to mimicking the words of a 
song I sang you. They say that you begged everyone around to teach you how to 
write words like that.

Mitama: Like objects in mist / These memories are hazy / But they could be 
real.

Avatar: In that particular Deeprealm, the primary form of poetry was haiku. 
So they gave you volume after volume of the stuff, which you devoured.

Mitama: These books a lifeline / They consumed every moment / A strong 
influence. But how could I mistake song for poetry?

Avatar: Well, you were young. The relevance of the melody may not have 
occurred to you.

Mitama: I...I remember now! Buried out of sight / A warm memory revealed / A 
smile now blossoms.

Azura: You wanted to know the words, so I taught them to you. When you 
repeated them without the tune, your caretakers thought it was a poem. So 
they taught you all they could about poetry, and here we are.

Mitama: A simple mistake / Like ripples on a still lake / Echoes across life. 
It all makes much more sense now. Heeheehee, so it is your fault that I'm so 
in love with poetry and verse. Revealed as the source / Do you stop what you 
started? / It isn't so bad.

Avatar: Indeed not. I'm glad that we got to the bottom of this together.

Mitama: Poetry or song / Mother and daughter allied / A bond unbroken.

Avatar: I much prefer your latest effort to your first... Thank you, Mitama. 
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C2. Rhajat C

Avatar: Rhajat, we need to talk.

Rhajat: Hello, Mother. Why are you making that scary face? Did I do 
something?

Avatar: I have to ask you something important. Please, be honest with me.

Rhajat: O-OK... What is it?

Avatar: I heard that you cast a spell on a bunch of villagers the other day. 
Is that true?

Rhajat: They wanted me to perform a good-luck ritual for their upcoming 
harvest. I didn't really want to, but they were so insistent that I gave in 
eventually.

Avatar: Well those same people have been complaining about you.

Rhajat: Why would they complain about me? I just complied with their 
request...

Avatar: Apparently some strange illness has been sweeping through the 
village. They've never seen anything like it before.

Rhajat: I don't know why that would be. But sometimes even benign magic can 
have unintended side effects...

Avatar: These villagers are saying that your spell is responsible for their 
affliction. I don't believe for a moment that you'd ever want to hurt 
anybody. But you have to tell me more about this enchantment of yours. If it 
did actually cause their illness, we have to find a way to counter the 
effect. I don't want anyone to fear you because of some baseless rumor.

Rhajat: Those villagers will be wary of me regardless of what I do. Maybe it 
doesn't really matter...

Avatar: What's that supposed to mean?

Rhajat: It's just complicated, Mother. You shouldn't involve yourself in 
this. No good will come of it.
(Rhajat leaves)

Avatar: R-Rhajat! Hey, come back here! 
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Rhajat B

Avatar: *sigh* This is exhausting. But I can't rest now. Time to head out!

Rhajat: Greetings, Mother...

Avatar: R-Rhajat! You scared me!

Rhajat: That bag is awfully large. What have you been getting up to?

Avatar: Oh, umm... I was just about to go shopping at the market. That's all.

Rhajat: I know things have been hectic lately, but you seem awfully tired. 
Why don't you rest? I can go to the market for you.

Avatar: Oh, you don't need to do that. I'm just fine, really.

Rhajat: Is this supposed shopping trip just a ruse? You're only now leaving 
the house, and yet that bag is filled to the brim. You were planning to 
assist those sick villagers, weren't you?

Avatar: Wh-what? How did you know?

Rhajat: I have a keen awareness of events unfolding around me. Do you feel 
obliged to come to their aid because they blame me?

Avatar: No, of course not. That's not it at all!

Rhajat: Then what is driving you to help them?

Avatar: I feel compelled to help those suffering around me. I'm your mother, 
Rhajat. I know in my heart that you'd never want to hurt anyone. My desire to 
aid the villagers has nothing to do with you. I promise.

Rhajat: You didn't have to sneak around behind my back though...

Avatar: You're right. I'm sorry. Listen, I have to be going. The villagers 
are waiting on me to deliver these supplies.

Rhajat: Wait... I know that I'm not responsible for this illness. I'll be 
able to explain everything soon. But I need a little more time.

Avatar: Just let me know whenever you're ready to talk. I'll be waiting.

Rhajat: Thank you for understanding, Mother. 
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Rhajat A

Rhajat: Here, Mother. I wanted to show you what I've been working on.

Avatar: Wait a second. What is that herb, Rhajat? I've never seen it before. 
Is it medicinal? I don't suppose we could use it to treat the villagers' 
illness.

Rhajat: We can. It took longer than I would have liked to mature. I even had 
to use a bit of light magic to encourage the herb's growth. If I could have 
brought it to you sooner, I would have. I just needed to make sure it worked 
first. I'm sorry...

Avatar: Wait a minute. How did you find this cure?

Rhajat: It took some time. When the villagers asked me to cast a spell for 
them, I noticed something strange... There were several people who were 
coughing profusely. A few of them also looked quite pale...

Avatar: So the villagers were already sick when you cast that spell!

Rhajat: Exactly. I had heard that there was a rare herb that naturally fights 
illness. I managed to track down some seeds and got to sprouting them right 
away.

Avatar: Why didn't you speak up earlier? No one would have been suspicious if 
you had just said something.

Rhajat: My sole concern wasn't their perception of me. It was their health. 
The most important thing was to find a cure before the sickness got out of 
control. All I really cared about was you trusting me.

Avatar: Well you should have cared! You can be so headstrong!

Rhajat: Um, why are you hugging me? We need to get this herb to the villagers 
right away.

Avatar: Oh, be quiet! I'm so proud of you.

Rhajat: Ow, Mother! Let me go already. It hurts when you squeeze me so 
tightly. Listen, you should help me turn this herb into a tea. That way we 
can distribute it quickly.

Avatar: Of course, you're right. Let's hurry up and cure them, Rhajat!

Rhajat: All right, Mother... 
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C2. Hisame C

Avatar: Hey, Hisame. Do you have a moment?

Hisame: Oh, hello, Mother. What do you-? Wait, is that-? Why do you have 
that?!

Avatar: Aha! I thought it was yours. I just found it while I was going 
through my stuff. It's a diary, correct?

Hisame: Y-yes. It is. Why? Did you read any of it?

Avatar: Of course I didn't! Or rather, I couldn't. Even if I wanted to. 
There's a lock.

Hisame: Oh, thank the gods! I'd forgotten about that lock! May I have the 
book now, then?

Avatar: Oh. Um. Sure!

Hisame: Excelle- Mother? You, um...you can let go now. ...Is something wrong?

Avatar: Well... I just thought... Are you sure I can't read it...just a tiny 
bit?

Hisame: N-no! There are some things that should remain private!

Avatar: Ohhhhhhh. I see. Yes...a boy your age would have all kinds of 
thoughts best kept from his mother. But to fill an entire book with them...

Hisame: Just what are you trying to imply?! Besides, this diary is from when 
I was much younger! To be honest, I don't even remember what I wrote. I just 
know it was private.

Avatar: Oh, really?

Hisame: Yes, really. May I please have the book back now?

Avatar: ...Fine. Here.

Hisame: Thank you. Now, if you don't mind, I'll be on my way.
(Hisame leaves)

Avatar: Hm. I know I should respect his privacy, but I can't help but be a 
little curious... 
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Hisame B

Avatar: Hey, Hisame. I had some questions about that old diary of yours...

Hisame: What? You did read it, didn't you?!

Avatar: No, I didn't. Don't worry. It just got me thinking, is all. When you 
were little, we didn't get to spend much time together, right? So I was 
wondering if you might be willing to share anything you happen to find in 
it... Things about you. What you were like. Stories and stuff... Is that OK?

Hisame: Of course it is, Mother. It makes me very happy to hear you ask that. 
Hm. Perhaps we could read it together?

Avatar: Are you sure? You seemed so upset at the idea I'd read any of it 
before.

Hisame: Yes, I'm sure. I think it will be fine, so long as I can skip any 
parts I don't wish to share. I truly don't remember what is in it.

Avatar: Heehee. All right. Let's do it!

Hisame: Right now? All right, let me just find the key... Ah! There we go. 
Now, let's see... "Today was a great day. Mama came to see me! I wonder when 
I'll get to see her next. Maybe it'll be real soon this time! We got to play 
a lot today. I don't think I'll feel lonely again for a while!" Haha. It 
appears as though I wrote about your visits on nearly every page.

Avatar: Hisame... You were always thinking about your father and I, weren't 
you?

Hisame: Oh, well, I don't know about that. I am pretty surprised that there's 
nothing about my daily life in here, though. You'd think I'd have written 
about something else. At least a few times... But I suppose those visits were 
always the things I looked forward to most. They were rare treats, after all.

Avatar: Yes. I realize now how much of a blessing it is that we can see each 
other every day. We must appreciate every moment we are given.

Hisame: I feel the same way, Mother. 
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Hisame A

Avatar: Hm.

Hisame: Mother? You don't seem well. Is everything all right?

Avatar: Huh? Oh, yes. I'm fine.

Hisame: Then why do you look so distressed? Or...is it something you'd prefer 
not to discuss with your son?

Avatar: No, no. I'm just still thinking about your old diary. I was very 
happy you let me read it with you, but...it was hard to hear. You were always 
waiting for us to come visit you, and we made it so rarely... I'm so sorry, 
Hisame... We caused you so much pain.

Hisame: Please...it's all right. I understand why things had to be the way 
they were. Besides, I'm happier now than I have ever been. As a child, all 
I'd think about was when I might see you and Father next. But now I fight 
alongside you. I can contribute. I have purpose. So do not trouble yourself 
too much over me. I am content.

Avatar: Hisame... Thank you. I'm sorry for letting you see this side of me. I 
have to be strong.

Hisame: I did nothing. But I do hope you're feeling better.

Avatar: I am. And I promise...I will never allow us to be parted like that 
again.

Hisame: And I pray the day never comes when anything threatens to part us. 
Thank you, Mother. 
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C2. Selkie C

Selkie: Hey, Mom! What are you doing? Wanna go outside and play?

Avatar: With all that mud on you, I'd say you've done quite enough playi- 
Selkie, is that blood?!

Selkie: Yep! I was exploring in the forest, and I think I fell off a cliff or 
two. Heehee!

Avatar: Does it hurt? Do we need to go see the healer again?

Selkie: Aww, I'm fine. I just scraped my knees a little bit. Everything still 
works the way it's supposed to. See?

Avatar: Y-yes, I see... But our living room is not an obstacle course, dear. 
I appreciate your exuberant spirit, but I wish you'd be more careful.

Selkie: Grr, that's no fun! What am I supposed to do?

Avatar: Have you thought about all the things you can do indoors? You could 
keep a diary, or make a pillow fort, or learn to cook.

Selkie: I dunno...sounds boring. Oh! I have an idea! Let's play dress-up! We 
can put on makeup and everything.

Avatar: Ah, that's an idea! Learning something new is always a good time.

Selkie: Yay! Let's do it! Gimme that lipstick!

Avatar: Not just yet, Selkie. This is going to take some preparation. I'll 
let you know when I've gathered everything. It shouldn't be long.

Selkie: All right...this is gonna be great! 
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Selkie B

Avatar: Are you ready for your makeup lesson, Selkie?

Selkie: Oh yeah! Bring it on!

Avatar: I have so many types and shades, I'm not sure where to start. What 
did you-

Selkie: War paint! Right under the eyes with lipstick! I want green-do you 
have green?

Avatar: Yes, but there's an important step that comes first. Before anything 
else, you need to put on some foundation.

Selkie: You mean this powdery stuff? I think it's gonna make me sneeze. AH-
CHOO! Oh no...it's everywhere!

Avatar: Aaah...! Careful, Selkie! We need some of that to end up on your 
face!

Selkie: *sniff* I'm sorry, Mom. I'm screwing everything up, aren't I?

Avatar: Don't cry, dear. It'll streak your makeup, for one thing... Why don't 
you just watch today? I'll put on my usual makeup, and you can see how I do 
it. Then you'll be ready to try whatever you want on yourself!

Selkie: Really? OK...that sounds good.

Avatar: Now then, there's a lot you can do with makeup. It all depends on how 
you're aiming to present yourself.

Selkie: Fierce! I want to look like I could rip your head off with my teeth. 
Rawr! I mean, not YOUR head, Mom. Anyway, make me look fierce!

Avatar: Haha...that sounds interesting. I like your style, Selkie! 
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Selkie A

Selkie: Hey, Mom! Guess what?

Avatar: What are you beaming about today, Selkie?

Selkie: I got sooooo many compliments on the makeup you did for me. People 
said that I looked terrifying!

Avatar: Oh! Hooray...?

Selkie: Uh-huh! There's just one problem...

Avatar: A problem? What's wrong, dear?

Selkie: Well, I loved the makeup, but it took so long to put on. I'd kind of 
rather spend that time outside playing and running.

Avatar: I...I see.

Selkie: Oh! But that doesn't mean I didn't like being with you. It was really 
fun to see how you put it all together. I guess what I'm saying is... 
Sometimes I want to do makeup with you, but other times... I want to run and 
play outside with you!

Avatar: Whichever you want is fine with me. Being your mother has made me 
ready for anything...

Selkie: It has? Yay!

Azura: In fact, I know a nice, cool pond not far from here we could go 
swimming in.

Selkie: Aww, you're the best! I'm so glad you're my mom! 
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C2. Siegbert C

Siegbert: Mother... So this is where you were.

Avatar: Ah, Siegbert. How are things...?

Siegbert: You seem tired. Is everything OK?

Avatar: Fine and dandy. I've been busy lately, it's true, and more than a 
little fatigued, but...

Siegbert: I see... Mother, I think I know the perfect way to help us both!

Avatar: Oh? Now I'm curious.

Siegbert: I'd like to give you a shoulder massage.

Avatar: Much as I'd appreciate that, I don't see how you stand to benefit.

Siegbert: Like you, I've been feeling some aches and pains. One of the 
healers here showed me some pressure points to relieve the pain, but I can't 
really find the spots when I try to massage myself. If I could practice on 
your shoulders, you could tell me when I find the spots.

Avatar: Haha! This plan sounds...convoluted, but now I have to know if it 
will work.

Siegbert: Excellent! Thank you, Mother. Here, try and relax...

Avatar: Aahhh... You're very skilled, Siegbert. I don't feel nearly as sore 
as I did. Thank you. Is there anything I can do for you in return?

Siegbert: No need for concern, Mother. I'm the one who should be thanking 
you. Now that I know where to apply pressure, my pain will be a thing of the 
past.

Avatar: Tee hee hee. Yes, that's right. But thank you anyway, Siegbert. 
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Siegbert B

Siegbert: Ugh...

Avatar: Is something wrong with your neck, Siegbert? You keep touching it.

Siegbert: It's nothing, Mother. Don't worry about it.

Avatar: Here, let me give you a massage. It's the least I can do to repay 
you.

Siegbert: I'm fine, really! I don't want to be seen like this.

Avatar: Haha, who's here to see? Let your mother take care of you, Siegbert.

Siegbert: *sigh* Fine...

Avatar: My goodness, dear, these are some serious knots. Is there anything 
you want to talk about?

Siegbert: Nothing you need to worry about- I'm sure I can handle things on my 
own.

Avatar: How sure are you?

Siegbert: Well... Lately I find myself lost in thought a lot. I can't help 
thinking that I'm not strong enough yet. Or wondering if I have what it takes 
to protect the people.

Avatar: I might worry too, if I was as inexperienced as you. It can be 
daunting to see those stronger than you and know you don't measure up.

Siegbert: Mother, you aren't really helping...

Avatar: But instead of being intimidated, you should welcome it as a chance 
to learn. There's so much to see in the world... You've encountered only a 
fraction of it. Diligent work and a steady struggle will surely make you a 
man.

Siegbert: Diligence and struggle...these things will make me stronger? Thank 
you, Mother. I feel a bit better already.

Avatar: I'm glad I could help. Both with your neck and with your worries... 
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Siegbert A

Siegbert: Mother, have you got some free time?

Avatar: Absolutely, Siegbert. What do you need?

Siegbert: Well, I'd like to give you another shoulder massage.

Avatar: So soon? Feeling a bit rusty, are we?

Siegbert: N-no, of course not! I just wanted to repay you for the advice you 
offered me the other day.

Avatar: So it did help?

Siegbert: Very much so. I've been able to apply that open-mindedness to 
several situations. I've learned from villagers what it is to live 
diligently. And from my comrades, I've learned what it's like to face strong 
enemies... I've witnessed all different kinds of strength from the people 
I've encountered. And I've become acutely aware of my own shortcomings. But 
now, instead of grinding to a stop when I find a fault in myself... I want to 
push forward and overcome the obstacle.

Avatar: That's very mature of you, Siegbert. I'm impressed.

Siegbert: I'm sure I'll still find things to be worried about... But that's 
also a necessary waypoint on the path to growing stronger... For now, I think 
I'll puff out my chest and brood a little, like Father.

Avatar: Whatever suits you best! 
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C2. Forrest C

Forrest: Mother! You have wonderful timing!

Avatar: Why hello, Forrest. What's up?

Forrest: I wanted to give you something.

Avatar: Oh? You got me a present?

Forrest: I did. It's a very special dress!

Avatar: Wow! How lovely. The fabric is so smooth and comfortable.

Forrest: I'm glad you like it. And a little relieved. I was worried it 
wouldn't appeal to you.

Avatar: Thank you so much, Forrest. Tell me, why did you decide to make me 
this dress?

Forrest: H-how could you tell that I made it?

Avatar: This is clearly your handiwork. You're the only one around who can do 
these tiny, detailed stitches.

Forrest: Well, thank you very much!

Avatar: I noticed that you used all my favorite colors too. I would wear this 
every day if I could.

Forrest: Don't do that! Besides, where's the fun in wearing the same thing 
all the time? How about I make you a bunch of new outfits instead?

Avatar: That would be great! Thanks, Forrest. 
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Forrest B

Forrest: *sigh*

Avatar: Did something happen, Forrest? You look upset.

Forrest: How could you tell?

Avatar: A mother can always tell. And besides, it's written all over your 
face.

Forrest: I see... Well, I went into town to pick up supplies today and ran 
into the worst people. There was an elderly man who had gotten lost, and no 
one would help him. A few townsfolk were mocking him! I was disheartened to 
see people be so cruel.

Avatar: That's awful. I'm so sorry. What did you do?

Forrest: I helped him get home, of course! The poor dear was so confused. I 
don't understand. It's one thing to stand by idly, but they were laughing at 
him!

Avatar: Ah, Forrest...

Forrest: I know I shouldn't be surprised. People can be incredibly unkind. 
Sometimes I wish I could shut myself up in my room...forever!

Avatar: But, Forrest, if you lock yourself away, then you will miss 
opportunities to do good. I'm proud of you. Just think-if you'd stayed home, 
no one would have rescued that old man!

Forrest: *gasp* You're right! I must find my courage again.

Avatar: Callous people will always find a reason to be mean. But that's not a 
good reason to stop being true to yourself.

Forrest: Thanks, Mother. I won't change myself just to avoid their cruelty.

Avatar: Good. You shouldn't give in to them. If you're feeling sad, come find 
me. I might not be able to do anything, but I'm always happy to listen.

Forrest: I couldn't ask for anything more. Thank you, Mother. 
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Forrest A

Avatar: Heehee...

Forrest: Hello, Mother! You look happy today. Did something good happen?

Avatar: Something quite wonderful. I wore that dress you made me into town 
this morning. Nearly every person I passed complimented the design!

Forrest: Wow, really? That's amazing.

Avatar: Heehee. I must admit, it felt good to hear your work getting praised. 
I know they just loved the dress... But after so many comments, it kind of 
felt like they were calling me beautiful too. Heehee. I feel like I'm walking 
on clouds.

Forrest: What do you mean? Mother, you are beautiful! The dress simply drew 
attention to your lovely face.

Avatar: You're almost as good with flattery as you are with a needle and 
thread. However, it wasn't the dress that had me feeling so proud.

Forrest: It wasn't?

Avatar: A stranger asked me a question that would delight any other mother. 
She wanted to know if I had raised the charming girl she'd seen the other 
day. She saw you help that old man, and she was impressed by your kindness.

Forrest: Really?! ...I just realized something. I can't let the laughter of 
cruel people stop me from being who I am. Long ago, I decided I wouldn't let 
them change the way I dress... and I certainly won't let them stop me from 
being compassionate toward others.

Avatar: That's good to hear!

Forrest: Thank you, Mother. I'll follow your advice from earlier and keep 
being myself. I think I'll start by making you another dress to wear around 
town. I'm sure you'll love it!

Avatar: How exciting. Thank you, Forrest! 
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C2. Percy C

Percy: Mommmm! Is dinner ready yet?

Avatar: Welcome back, Percy. Yes, it's on the table.

Percy: Yay! All right, time to dig in!

Avatar: Hold it right there! Did you wash your hands?

Percy: Er, whoops! I guess not. I'll go do that real quick.

Avatar: Heehee. You don't have to rush. There's plenty of food.

Percy: But I gotta eat fast!

Avatar: Oh? Do you have somewhere to be?

Percy: No, I just gotta get back to training. "Eat fast, train fast"-that's 
MY motto!

Avatar: That's funny, because I've never heard it before...

Percy: Er, I mean, it's a new motto, OK?

Avatar: Heehee. OK, OK, whatever you say, dear.

Percy: Anyway, I gotta train fast so I can get strong enough to protect you!

Avatar: Oh? That's very sweet of you, dear. But, either way, you need to take 
your time when you eat, OK? Otherwise you'll get a tummyache. And if that 
happens, you can't train, right?

Percy: Oh! Yeah, I guess you're right! OK, then I'll eat it all real slow and 
careful like!

Avatar: Perfect. Now, bon appétit! 
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Percy B

Percy: Hey, Mom! I'm back!

Avatar: Percy! Are you OK?! Your knee is bleeding!

Percy: Aw, no need to get all upset about it. I just scraped it a bit.

Avatar: That's terrible! We've got to clean this right away!

Percy: Aw, come on! I'm fine, really.

Avatar: You are NOT fine! What if it festers and we have to cut the whole leg 
off? Now come here, and I'll wash and put some medicine on it.

Percy: Mom, I TOLD you, I'm OK! You're such a worrywart...

Avatar: Of course I am! I'm your mother after all. Hold still.

Percy: Ouch! Couldn't you be a little more gentle?

Avatar: Oh my. Is this little boo-boo bothering you so much? How are you 
going to protect me one day if you can't handle this little ouchie?

Percy: Pffft! Whatever! I can handle it! It doesn't hurt at all! Put some 
more on it!

Avatar: There we go. All better. Now how did this happen anyway?

Percy: I was running down that steep trail on the mountain, and I tripped.

Avatar: Isn't that next to a cliff?! And you got away with just this little 
scratch? You could have died! I forbid you from ever doing something like 
that again! Thank the gods you were born so lucky...

Percy: But...but...I have to train, Mom!

Avatar: I know you do, but you don't have to be foolish about it. You can 
train hard and stay safe at the same time. Trust me. Now, promise me you'll 
never do something like this again. Promise!

Percy: OK... I'm sorry, Mom. I promise.

Avatar: It's fine. So long as you understand. Now, let's dig in!

Percy: Woohoo! I'm starving! 
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Percy A

Percy: Hey, Mom...

Avatar: Percy? What's the matter?

Percy: I guess it's just...I wonder if I'll ever be strong enough to protect 
you.

Avatar: Why do you think that?

Percy: Because there are just so many people we've met who are stronger than 
me. And there are probably people who are even stronger than them out there! 
People and monsters and stuff on a level I can't even imagine... And when I 
think about that, I...I don't know what to do.

Avatar: I see. Well, I don't think you have to worry about that. I think, if 
you try hard enough, you can become stronger than anyone.

Percy: Really? You mean it?

Avatar: Yes, I do. One day, you'll become the strongest person in the whole 
world. I can just tell. Call it mother's intuition.

Percy: But "one day" isn't good enough! What if a big evil enemy shows up 
before then?

Avatar: Now that's something you really don't have to worry about. Until you 
become strong enough, I'll be the one who protects YOU.

Percy: Mom...

Avatar: And then, when you're stronger than everyone else-then you can 
protect me.

Percy: OK! Sounds good to me, Mom! I'm gonna bust my tail to get to that 
point, then. I promise!

Avatar: Perfect. And always remember that I'll be here to help you at every 
step.

Percy: Yahoo! Thank you so much, Mom! 
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C2. Ophelia C

Ophelia: Mother, my situation is terribly dire.

Avatar: WHAT?! Tell me what happened, Ophelia.

Ophelia: A voracious beast stirs within me. It demands a hearty offering.

Avatar: Ahh! You're just hungry?

Ophelia: Yes! You know me so well.

Avatar: Well of course I do. I am a chosen one, after all.

Ophelia: Y-you are?! Somehow I always suspected. I must admit, I'm a little 
jealous. I wish I were a chosen one too! Then we could fight side by side.

Avatar: Heehee. That would be wonderful.

Ophelia: I suppose first we should quiet this grumbling in my belly.

Avatar: Indeed. I'll prepare something tasty for you right away.

Ophelia: Let me help! What do you want me to do?

Avatar: Could you get the bowls for me?

Ophelia: Of course! I predict that this will be the most delicio- AHH!
(Dish breaks)
Ophelia: Mother! Oh no! My shattered-bowl fortune-telling reveals...

Avatar: Ophelia, if you break something, be up front about it and apologize.

Ophelia: You're right. I'm sorry. 
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Ophelia B

Ophelia: ...

Avatar: Ophelia, is something on your mind?

Ophelia: Ah, Mother. Of course you could tell. Chosen ones see everything, 
don't they?

Avatar: Talk to me. Who knows? I might be able to help.

Ophelia: I've been wondering something. Do you think I'll become a chosen 
one?

Avatar: What? Why would you think otherwise?

Ophelia: Well, it's just that I'm not strong like you and Father.

Avatar: So that's what's been on your mind? It's OK. You can become a chosen 
one too.

Ophelia: You don't know how I feel. You're so powerful already.

Avatar: Even I wasn't this strong in the beginning.

Ophelia: Huh?

Avatar: Strength came after I was a chosen one.

Ophelia: Really?

Avatar: It's true. Tell me, do you know who chose me, Ophelia?

Ophelia: Hmm, fate? Or the gods perhaps?

Avatar: No. Nothing like that. I was chosen by you.

Ophelia: By me? What do you mean?

Avatar: Having you gave me incredible strength. Because I wanted to protect 
you, no matter what.

Ophelia: Oh, I had no idea.

Avatar: That's why I said it's OK. Eventually, you'll become a chosen one. 
You're my daughter.

Ophelia: Thanks, Mother. 
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Ophelia A

Ophelia: Hi, Mother!

Avatar: Morning, Ophelia. You're in an awfully good mood today.

Ophelia: Thanks to you, I am. You pulled me free when I had sunk into a 
whirlpool of despair.

Avatar: Oh really? Well, I'm glad to hear that I helped.

Ophelia: Now that I have moved past that darkness, I need you to teach me 
everything. Battlefield strategy, culinary techniques... whatever wisdom you 
can spare.

Avatar: Oh my. May I ask, why the sudden interest?

Ophelia: Well, it's pretty simple. Someday, I may be chosen, like you, right? 
If that happens, I need to make sure that I'm ready.

Avatar: Heehee, that's a good point.

Ophelia: More importantly, generations to come should benefit from your 
experience. I need your help, Mother. I must become stronger. With your 
guidance, I can develop the tenacity and skill to back up my words. Maybe 
then I could inspire and help people.

Avatar: Hmm. Well if you feel that strongly about it, I'd be happy to teach 
you what I know.

Ophelia: Thank you, Mother! Can we begin with some chores?

Avatar: Of course. Shall we start by washing the dishes?

Ophelia: All right. How about these plates here? AHH!
(Dish breaks)
Ophelia: Aw, Mother, I broke the plates. Again. I'm sorry.

Avatar: Oh my, Ophelia, you were quite up front with the apology this time.

Ophelia: A true chosen one doesn't try to hide from their mistakes, right?

Avatar: Heehee, that's true! How splendid, Ophelia. 
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C2. Nina C

Nina: Mmm...that was really something. The way those men were chatting like 
old friends... What could they have been talking about? The mind wanders...

Avatar: Ah, hello, Nina. I wasn't expecting you back so soon.

Nina: Gah! Mother?! What are you doing here? I thought you were training! You 
didn't hear me talking about... stuff... Did you?

Avatar: "Stuff"? Whatever do you mean?

Nina: Nothing! Don't worry about it! Whew...

Avatar: Speaking of stuff...I meant to tell you that I straightened your room 
today. No thanks necessary, dear. You're welcome.

Nina: Mother! That's my private space.

Avatar: You'll find the books that were under your bed stacked on top of your 
desk. I wasn't sure where you'd want them, so I left them there for you.

Nina: Oh my gods, oh my gods, oh my gods... PLEASE tell me you didn't open 
any of those books...

Avatar: Nina, it's a bad habit to mumble. Speak up, dear!

Nina: My diaries and journals, Mother! Did you read them or didn't you?

Avatar: I know better than to look into a girl's private things. What you 
write in your journal is for you, not your mother. I respect that. Although, 
really... To know your mother read them would be worse than whether she did 
or not, hmm?

Nina: What's that supposed to mean? It sounds like you DID read them! Well? 
Did you or didn't you?
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Nina B

Nina: *sigh* Why does it have to be so difficult...

Avatar: What do you mean, dear?

Nina: Oh... hi, Mother. I... I dunno.

Avatar: Nina... if you're having a problem, you can always discuss it with 
me. I'm your mother.

Nina: Well, I suppose things can't get any worse... I... I have a hard time 
talking to guys. But I think about them all the time! I feel like such a 
freak. Like they know that I'm thinking about them... And I just clam up and 
turn red. It's so awful!

Avatar: I think what you're going through is more common than you realize. 
Many girls your age have a difficult time speaking to boys.

Nina: Ugh, you don't understand! When I finally manage to stammer few words 
out... I start acting super mean and creepy for no reason! I need to change. 
But I don't know how...

Avatar: Recognizing what you're doing wrong is a good start. It's not 
everything, but as long as you're sincere in your desire to change... A 
little bit of consideration will go a long way toward your dealings with 
others.

Nina: You really think so?

Avatar: It won't happen overnight. But your goal is an achievable one, I 
think.

Nina: Thanks, Mother. I actually feel a little bit better.
Avatar: Admittedly, I'm a bit shocked to know you're shy around boys. I 
wouldn't have guessed it by what I found in your journals...

Nina: Wait, so you DID read them? AGHHH! I'm going to DIEEEEEE!
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Nina A

Nina: Hey, Mother. Guess what? I talked to a guy today, and it wasn't weird 
at all!

Avatar: That's wonderful, dear! What was the secret?

Nina: Well, it was pretty basic as far as talking goes. I just gave him 
directions. But I didn't say anything weird or run away randomly!

Avatar: Even a little bit of progress is good news.

Nina: Right? I've been giggling about it all afternoon.

Avatar: I'm very proud of you, Nina. This could\nbe the start of big things 
for you. Maybe you'll even outgrow your old hobbies...

Nina: I thought we agreed to never speak of...my hobbies...ever again!

Avatar: Pardon me, dear. They've just been on my mind lately... You certainly 
had a wide range of stratagems for eavesdropping on boys.

Nina: How many of my diaries did you read, Mother?

Avatar: Jeez! Not all of them! Just enough to glean that would be interested 
in perusing them.

Nina: WHAT?! Why would you do that? WHY?

Avatar: Why, you're a prodigy of spycraft, dear! And your diaries proved it. 
If we train all our soldiers in the techniques you developed... Think of the 
intelligence we could gain!

Nina: Great. Now everyone knows what a huge freak I am. Thanks, Mother.

Avatar: You're not a freak, dear. You're my special little girl, and I love 
you. Come give your mother a great big hug!
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C2. Soleil C

Soleil: Hiya, Mom! What are you getting up to today? Sharpening some blades?

Avatar: Hello, Soleil. Yes, I need to make sure all the swords are nice and 
sharp. They're much more effective on the battlefield that way.

Soleil: Wow, that's so amazing...

Avatar: Wh-what is it? Do I have some salad stuck in my teeth or something?

Soleil: Shh, be quiet. I need to take in this moment so I can remember it 
forever. My perfect mother, standing with a blade glimmering brightly in the 
sun... Her hair swaying gently in the breeze while she takes the stone to the 
iron... Heehee! This is just too adorable!! What a cute scene!

Avatar: Don't be silly, Soleil. It's not very nice to tease me like that.

Soleil: I'm not teasing you. Seriously! You're always so humble about 
everything. I never knew how much elegance and grace was required for 
maintaining weapons. I can't handle it! Everything is so crazy adorable with 
you! We have to run into town to grab some tea together. I need to know how 
you became such a world-class cutie.

Avatar: I really don't have time for that. I have way too many chores left to 
do. You'll have to excuse me, Soleil.
(Avatar leaves)

Soleil: Wait a minute! Don't go, Mom! 
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Soleil B

Soleil: Strong hands running through pure, golden feed... With a quick flick 
of the wrist, she scatters the food deftly on the ground... Sweet, fluffy 
critters line up just to bask in her presence... Heehee...

Avatar: Soleil, can you quit talking please? I can't get any work done with 
you distracting me all the time...

Soleil: I can't help it! What am I supposed to do? You're the one who decided 
to do your chores in such an adorable way. If you don't want me to distract 
you, then quit being so adorable all the time!

Avatar: I told you to cut it out! You're starting to make me really mad! Ugh!

Soleil: Aww, you're even cuter when you get really angry at me!

Avatar: *sigh* You sure do remind me of a certain someone... Can you please 
let me by? I still have so much to do.

Soleil: Really? But you've been working all morning! Can't you take a break? 
I got this wonderful blanket from the fair the other day. We should go have a 
picnic! It would be such a cute, idyllic scene, don't you think?

Avatar: There's no time to take a break. I don't want to work all night.

Soleil: Geez, do you labor this hard every day?

Avatar: Of course. Everyone around here does. It's perfectly normal.

Soleil: I had no idea...

Avatar: Now, Soleil, you'll have to excuse me.

Soleil: Wait a minute. Can't I help? There must be some way to make myself 
useful.

Avatar: You really want to help? Fine. Here, chop up these carrots. The 
horses love to eat them.

Soleil: Leave it to me! Oh my gosh, has anyone ever looked cuter than us 
right now? This is so much fun, heehee!

Avatar: *sigh* You never let up... 
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Soleil A

Avatar: I'd better start sorting through this new batch of supplies...

Soleil: Moooom! There you are! Hi!

Avatar: Soleil, I'm very busy. I simply don't have any time for your games 
today.

Soleil: I didn't come here to harp on how cute you look counting these sacks 
of rice. I mean, it is delightful. Heehee... Sorry, I got distracted. I came 
here to tell you something important. I've learned so much by watching you 
work the last few days... I feel like I appreciate all your efforts more than 
ever. I had no idea how much work it takes to get everything done around 
here. It's very impressive.

Avatar: Oh, really? That's kind of you to say.

Soleil: You've inspired me to make a big decision. I'm going to be just like 
you. After all, you're my mom! I can't sit here and let you do all the chores 
by yourself.

Avatar: Thanks for the offer. But you don't need to worry about the chores. 
I'm used to working like this.

Soleil: It's cute to watch you be so selfless. But I really want to pitch in! 
Can't I do something? Please?

Avatar: Well, if you insist...

Soleil: That's so exciting! Thanks, Mom. I promise I'll work super hard. You 
can count on me!

Avatar: But I don't want to hear any more of your compliments. It's 
impossible to concentrate on my chores with you going on and on.

Soleil: Hahaha! You're so silly. That's impossible. We're a total dream team! 
Watch out, world! These two cuties are gonna knock out some chores!

Avatar: *sigh* You're a very silly girl, Soleil... 
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C2. Ignatius C

Ignatius: Hello, Mother. I was wondering if you could help me with 
something...

Avatar: Of course, Ignatius. Simply name it.

Ignatius: You know...now that I'm here it seems a little silly. Forget about 
it. I can take care of it.

Avatar: Hee hee...are the worms after the rain still troubling you? Or worse, 
a spider?

Ignatius: It was a spider riding a worm. If it had just been a spider OR a 
worm, I could have handled it-I swear!

Avatar: It takes bravery to ask for help, you know. I'm happy to handle it 
for you.

Ignatius: Yes, but...please do NOT squish them. Just take them somewhere far, 
far away. This will be the last time-I promise.

Avatar: Keep trying, and someday it really will be the last time. But until 
then, you can always bring your troubles to me. I'm your mother.

Ignatius: I know. I really am working up the courage to handle my own bugs, 
you know?

Avatar: It's the working that counts, I think. I'll go squash that bug and be 
right back.

Ignatius: No, I said DON'T squish them! I don't want bug guts on my things! 
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Ignatius B

Ignatius: Good day, Mother. Do you have a moment?

Avatar: Yes, there's nothing pressing going on right now. Why, is there a bee 
in your bonnet? A fly in your ointment?

Ignatius: No! I told you, I'm going to deal with my own bugs from now on. 
Why, just the other day a ladybug landed on my forearm... And, through 
gritted teeth, I was able to gently brush it away.

Avatar: Oh. Then what's your trouble?

Ignatius: Well, it's about my tent. There's something wrong with it.

Avatar: The moths haven't gotten at it, have they? I'd hate for you to catch 
a chill.

Ignatius: No, the fabric is intact. It's just... I believe my tent is 
haunted. As I was drifting off to sleep, I was sure I could see a face 
staring at me!

Avatar: Heehee...I hope it's not haunted by all those bugs I've squished.

Ignatius: MOTHER! That's not funny.

Avatar: You're right-that was a cheap shot. Think it's a malevolent specter? 
Do you want help driving it out?

Ignatius: I mean, I don't believe in evil spirits. I know they don't exist, 
but... What if they do?

Avatar: If they do, then you'll beat them back like you do any other 
adversary. I've never known you to shy away from a fight. Only from a mite.

Ignatius: I'm sorry. You're right. I shouldn't be afraid. I wish I wasn't so 
cowardly about these things.

Avatar: It's not cowardly at all. Everyone's afraid of something. What's 
important is not letting it rule you.

Ignatius: Really? You mean that?

Avatar: Of course. It's all right to be afraid as long as you face those 
fears head on. Which, from all that I've seen, you do.

Ignatius: Heh. Well, thank you, Mother.

Avatar: I haven't seen your tent in some time, now that I think about it. Do 
you still sleep with the stuffed animals that I remember from your youth?

Ignatius: Yes, what of it?

Avatar: *shudder* I never understood why you were so fond of those. Some of 
them had the most hideous faces.

Ignatius: Oh. OH! Never mind. 
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Ignatius A

Ignatius: Hello, Mother. I have something for you.

Avatar: I recognize this. It's one of those charms you make for people, 
right?

Ignatius: Yes. It's meant to bring you good luck.

Avatar: It's a very thoughtful gift. But is there something you're trying to 
say with this?

Ignatius: It's just... I don't want you to die.

Avatar: Ignatius...

Ignatius: I know I shouldn't worry about it, but... I get scared every time 
you fight. If something were to happen to you...

Avatar: Oh, Ignatius. There are so many good people working to protect me.

Ignatius: Yes, and I know they'd never let anything happen to you. But I 
still worry. You're the only person who accepts me just the way I am. I...I 
just can't stand the thought of losing you.

Avatar: Is that what's worrying you? Because all those people working to 
protect me... They'd fight just as fiercely for you. Haven't you ever noticed 
how everyone in this army comes to one another's aid? Whether it's in or out 
of battle, we're here for each other. We're here for you.

Ignatius: You're right. Of course.

Avatar: So don't be frightened. Though you and I must part someday, someone 
else will be there to carry you.

Ignatius: I know. I'll try to be stronger. I'm sorry if I worried you.

Avatar: Don't be. Worrying about you is one of my highest priorities.

Ignatius: All right, all right. Just...promise me you'll live a long, healthy 
life, OK?

Avatar: I'll be with you for a long time still to come, my darling son. 
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C2. Velouria C

Velouria: Mom? Where are you, Mom?! *sniff* *sniff* *SNIFF* Ooh, I think 
she's this way...

Avatar: Looking for me, Velouria?

Velouria: Mom! There you are! I knew my nose wouldn't fail me in my time of 
need.

Avatar: Your time of need? What's going on?

Velouria: Mom... May I have a hug? A big one? Right now?

Avatar: Haha, this was the big emergency? Oh, Velouria...what a spoiled girl 
you are.

Velouria: *sniff* *sniff* Mom, you smell so sweet. Just like a flower!

Avatar: A flower, hmm? I like that.

Velouria: *SNIFF* *SNIFF* I'm getting sleepy just being in your arms, Mom... 
*sniff* *sniff*

Avatar: Poor Velouria... Nighty night, dear.

Velouria: Mom... Don't ever go anywhere... I want to stay with 
you...forever... *sniff* *sniff* Zzz...

Avatar: I'll stay right here, just for you.

Velouria: Mom... I love you... 
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Velouria B

Avatar: Dinner's served, Velouria!

Velouria: ...

Avatar: What's wrong? You're usually much more excited for dinnertime...

Velouria: Mom, I've been thinking... You shouldn't be here.

Avatar: What? Where should I be?

Velouria: I want you to go somewhere far away from here. Somewhere safe. If 
you stay here, something bad might happen!

Avatar: I...can't deny that. War is dangerous business.

Velouria: I know! That's why you have to go far away from this place!

Avatar: And leave everything behind? My family, my cause...all of it?

Velouria: I don't like the sound of it either, but it's the only way to keep 
you safe. Missing you is a lot better than losing you forever.

Avatar: I can't, Velouria. I'm sorry, but I'm needed here. People are 
depending on me and my power to win this war.

Velouria: I don't care about the others-only you! You're my mom... I need you 
to be safe.

Avatar: I know you love me, Velouria, and I love you too. In fact, it's 
because I love you that I can't run and hide.

Velouria: I don't understand...

Avatar: I want to make this world safe. For you, and for all our children.

Velouria: ...

Avatar: If I could do this without putting myself at risk, I would. But 
there's no other way.

Velouria: Mom... May I hug you for a while?

Avatar: Of course, Velouria. Come here.

Velouria: You smell so nice, Mom... Don't...don't ever leave me... *sniff*

Avatar: I'll do my best, dear... 
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Velouria A

Velouria: Mom... MOM?!

Avatar: What is it, Velouria?!

Velouria: I need to hug you some more.

Avatar: Oh! That's fine. Come give me a hug.

Velouria: You smell more like a flower every day, Mom.

Avatar: Thank you. You smell nice today, too.

Velouria: Mom...I'm sorry for saying such funny things the other day. I won't 
ever tell you to go away again. I think I understand why you refused.

Avatar: You don't need to apologize. I understand why you were upset. You had 
my best interests at heart...

Velouria: I decided I'm going to get stronger. Strong enough to protect you! 
You're the most important mommy in the whole world, so I have to watch over 
you.

Avatar: That's just how I feel about you, Velouria. The reason I fight, why I 
push on day after day, is to keep you safe. That's how important you are to 
me.

Velouria: Is it OK if I hug you a little longer?

Avatar: Of course you can, Velouria.

Velouria: Can I hug you tighter and tighter until we both explode from love?

Avatar: Haha...not so tight, please...

Velouria: My mom, the rose... I love you so much... I'll love you forever and 
ever, Mom...

Avatar: And I you, Velouria... 
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D. Parent Supports

Male Kana^

D1. Avatar C

Kana: Mama! Mama!

Avatar: Yes, Kana? What is it?

Kana: I picked some pretty yellow daisies for you, Mama!

Avatar: Wow! They're beautiful! Thank you!

Kana: Do you really like them?

Avatar: Yes, I love them! But you've been bringing me an awful lot of flowers 
lately. What's got into you?

Kana: I just remembered that when I was real little, we'd go looking at 
flowers together. You always smiled so much, and I love your smile, Mama! So 
I decided to start bringing you lots and lots of flowers!

Avatar: Heehee. I didn't realize you were keeping such a close eye on me... 
But I do have a small favor to ask of you.

Kana: Anything, Mama. What do you need?

Avatar: Remember how I told you that flowers are living things, just like you 
and me? It means that when you pick them, you're hurting them. And then they 
can't eat or drink anymore, so they start to wither away...

Kana: Oh no! You mean I've been hurting the flowers?! It was an accident! I'm 
so sorry, flowers! I never meant to...

Avatar: I'm sure they'll forgive you, now that you understand. But promise me 
that you won't pick any more, OK?

Kana: OK! But...if I don't pick them, how can I show you all the neat flowers 
I find?

Avatar: Easy! Just come tell me when you've found some, and we'll go together 
to look.

Kana: Really? You won't be too busy?

Avatar: Never for you, my little Kana-bean.

Kana: OK, then it's a deal!

Avatar: I'll do you one better-it's a promise! 
============================================================Avatar B

Kana: La lala leelo lu-lime! ? And now-guess what-it's Mama time!

Avatar: Well now, aren't we in a good mood?

Kana: Of course I'm in a good mood! I found the best flowers for us to go 
look at! You're going to love them-I'm sure of it! Look! There they are, 
Mama. Right over there!

Avatar: You mean those white ones over there? They're lovely. So strong and 
elegant, yet so tranquil.

Kana: Mhm! I love them! They kind of reminded me of you, Mama.

Avatar: M-me? Like a flower? I don't think I'm quite as pretty as these, 
Kana... But...it is very flattering. Teehee. Thank you.

Kana: Mhm! Flowers might be pretty, Mama, but I think your smile is even 
prettier!

Avatar: Oh goodness. You're too much. But you know what? I think your smile 
is even more beautiful than mine!

Kana: Really? Yay!

Avatar: Oh, that reminds me. I have something to show you. I think you'll 
like it.

Kana: Oooh. Is it something good? Can I see it right now? What is it?

Avatar: It's-

Kana: Ah! Wait, no, never mind! I want it to be a surprise!

Avatar: Heh. All right. I'll keep it secret until we can sit down and look at 
it together.

Kana: Woohoo! I can't wait! 
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Avatar A

Kana: Mama, I'm here! Where's that thing you wanted to show me?

Avatar: Hello, Kana. I've got it right here for you.

Kana: This is such a big book! OH WOW! And look at all these flowers! Where 
did you get them all?

Avatar: I got them from you, silly. These are the ones you've been bringing 
me. I pressed them between the pages and allowed them to dry to preserve 
them. I thought it would be the perfect way for me to keep all your little 
gifts safe.

Kana: They're amazing! Like, really, really amazing! I hadn't realized how 
many flowers I'd brought you... Oh, Mama. Thank you for taking such good care 
of the flowers I got you.

Avatar: No, no, I should be thanking you. Your flowers have given me so much 
peace in such trying times.

Kana: You're welcome! It was my pleasure!

Avatar: You know, we didn't pick those white flowers we saw the other day... 
But we did make some wonderful memories together. I hope we have many more 
just like them. How about you? Will you keep making beautiful memories with 
me, Kana?

Kana: Of course I will! I love you so much! You're the best Mama that ever 
Mama'd!

Avatar: I love you too. You are the most precious thing in my world, you know 
that?

Kana: Teehee! Aww, you're making me blush! 
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D1. Jakob C

Kana: Hey, Papa? There's something I wanted to ask you about...

Jakob: But of course. What do you require?

Kana: It's Mama. She's always treating me like a child.

Jakob: This is not unusual. You are her child, after all. And last I checked, 
you still retained a number of your milk teeth.

Kana: I know, I know. I just mean I'm not as much of a child as I used to be. 
I want to help out with things. But whenever I try, she just tells me to go 
play with my friends instead.

Jakob: I see. You wish for some responsibilities of your own.

Kana: Right! I want to show her that she can rely on me. Can you think of any 
things I could do for her?

Jakob: I can think of many things, but you lack the training required. The 
art of the manservant is a sacred one, requiring years of dedication and 
service! Without both, I would not be the icon of immaculate professionalism 
you see now. Only through this training did I become capable of tending to 
her every need. It also taught me how to make a killer cup of joe.

Kana: And doing all that makes her happy?

Jakob: Oh yes, I would say so. Or I would hope, at the very least.

Kana: Oh...

Jakob: Eh? What is it?

Kana: You always do that stuff for Mama, right? So that's her normal level of 
happy. But I want to find ways to make Mama even happier than she normally 
is!

Jakob: Happier than having the perfect attendant? I doubt such a method even 
exists!

Kana: I know! Let's have a contest, Papa!

Jakob: A contest?

Kana: Yeah! We'll have a contest to see which of us can make Mama happier! 
Between the two of us, I'm sure we can come up with all sorts of things! 
Whoever gets thanked the most wins.

Jakob: A friendly competition between father and son, hm? Intriguing. Very 
well, then! I accept!

Kana: Really? Yay!

Jakob: However, you should understand that I've known your mother since 
childhood. And so, naturally, I know her better than anyone else. 
Furthermore, I will do nothing by half measures. Not even for you... Do you 
hear me, Kana?! Prepare yourself, for the day of judgment is upon you!

Kana: That's OK with me, Papa. I'm gonna beat you fair and square!

Jakob: Hmph. We shall see. 
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Jakob B

Kana: Hey, Papa! I've been making a ton of progress on our contest! How about 
you?

Jakob: What? We are only halfway through the contest. Have you no sense of 
suspense? *sigh* Very well. I suppose I can humor you. Let us see. I have a 
running tally of the thanks I've received. Here, you may see it.

Kana: WOW! That's a lot! You got all of these already?

Jakob: Yes. I've not yet done anything special, but it seems my normal duties 
are appreciated. I did not realize until now just how many thanks she gives 
me for my work. It is heartening, to say the least.

Kana: Hmph. Well, I'm still not gonna lose! Here, see! I recorded all mine 
too! And the total is...um...

Jakob: I-impossible! It's a draw?! How can this be?!

Kana: It is? It is! Haha! Kana's gonna beat you big-time, Papa! After all, I 
don't have to work, so I can spend all day doing things for Mama!

Jakob: What a disgrace... Tell me, what manner of witchcraft have you 
employed to match me?

Kana: Mostly I've been trying to help out around the camp! I spend each 
morning making arrows for the fletchers. Then at lunch I chop the bear meat 
for the cooks and hand out the food. Oh, and at night I make sure the mounts 
are all fed and outfitted for the next day. Plus I do a bunch of other little 
things whenever I have time!

Jakob: What?! That's all it took to make her happy? You didn't even make her 
tea! Hm. But I suppose that IS a lot of work, in its own way... You really 
have been growing up, haven't you?

Kana: Huh?

Jakob: Oh, just a thought. It was not so long ago that you were still in your 
swaddling clothes. And now, all of a sudden, you're making real, important 
contributions to the army. Perhaps I have been treating you as too much of a 
child as well.

Kana: Heehee. Yeah, I've been working real hard. Soon there'll be nothing I 
can't do!

Jakob: Heh. I believe it. And I bet Avatar is very proud of you.

Kana: Mhm! And I'm gonna start working extra hard tomorrow, too! I won't let 
this end in a draw, Papa!

Jakob: Hmph. Neither shall I. Let the best man win! 
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Jakob A

Kana: *grumble*

Jakob: Hello, Kana.

Kana: Hi, Papa...

Jakob: Something the matter? I'd expected you to still be exulting over your 
little victory the other day. Or has besting your old man already lost its 
novelty?

Kana: Oh, no. I'm still happy about that, I guess. It's just that I was 
trying to do things for Mama earlier, and she made me stop. She said I should 
be spending more time playing around with my friends. She still thinks I'm 
just a kid. Haven't I shown her I can help out with stuff too? Am I messing 
up? Is she just pretending I'm doing a good job?

Jakob: Oh, is that all? I would not worry, were I you. It has nothing to do 
with the quality of your work. I promise.

Kana: Then why doesn't she want me to help with anything?

Jakob: Avatar, I think, knows full well you're capable of taking on 
responsibilities. But it makes her worry. And it makes her feel sad.

Kana: Huh? Why?

Jakob: She doesn't want you to miss out on your childhood. And she doesn't 
want to lose her little boy. She's happy to see you're growing up, but she's 
worried you won't need her anymore. Parents are funny like that.

Kana: But...I'm just trying to pull my own weight. I don't get why that would 
be a bad thing...

Jakob: That's all right. I didn't truly understand it myself until I became a 
parent. I do have a suggestion for you, however, if you will hear it. 
Continue helping around camp for your mother, but don't work yourself so 
hard. Take breaks to see your friends and play games and the like. And it 
wouldn't hurt to spend some quality time with Mama now and then. Think you 
can handle that?

Kana: But...

Jakob: Hm? Do you not want to spend time with your mother?

Kana: No, that's not it! It's just...I feel like that stuff is for babies.

Jakob: No, Kana. It's not for babies. It's for children. And your mother 
wants you to stay a child for just a little while longer. We both do.

Kana: Papa...

Jakob: Kana, we know that you're growing up to be a fine young man. But for 
now...relax. Enjoy yourself. At least a little bit, here and there. Please. 
For your mother's sake.

Kana: OK... Thanks, Papa. I'll think real hard about everything you've said.

Jakob: Good. You know... I think it would be good if you spent the night in 
with your mother. I'll go talk to her about it now.

Kana: Wait! What about you?

Jakob: Wha-?! Why would I...?!

Kana: I want you to spoil me, too, not just Mama!

Jakob: M-me? I don't think I ca-

Kana: But, Papa! Don't you need to take a break sometimes too? I thought you 
wanted me and Mama to be happy!

Jakob: W-well, when you put it like that... OK, fine. I'll stay in tonight as 
well.

Kana: Yaaay!

Jakob: Heh. A night in with the family, hm? Perhaps I could get used to 
this... 
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D1. Kaze C

Kana: Hey, Papa? There's something I wanted to ask you about.

Kaze: Of course, Kana. What do you need?

Kana: It's Mama. She's always treating me like a child.

Kaze: Well, that's only natural. You're her son, after all. And you ARE still 
quite young.

Kana: I know, I know! I just mean I'm not as much of a child as I used to be. 
I want to help out with things. But whenever I try, she just tells me to go 
play with my friends instead.

Kaze: I see. You want some responsibilities of your own.

Kana: Right! I want to show her that she can rely on me. Can you think of any 
special things that I could do for her?

Kaze: Hm. Well, I often give her ointments or scented oils I craft myself. It 
turns out that a knowledge of medicinal herbs can take you quite far in such 
things.

Kana: Oh...

Kaze: Hm? What's wrong?

Kana: I guess I was just hoping for things that I could do for her too... I 
don't know how to make all that stuff like you, Papa.

Kaze: Ah. Yes. I see how that would present a problem for you.

Kana: Oh, I know! Let's have a contest, Papa!

Kaze: A contest?

Kana: Yeah! We'll have a contest to see which of us can make Mama happier! 
Between the two of us, I'm sure we can come up with all sorts of things! 
Whoever Mama thanks the most wins!

Kaze: A father-son competition, eh? Sounds interesting. Very well, then.

Kana: Really? Yay!

Kaze: But you should remember, I am the one who won your mother's heart. 
Beating me will be no mean feat. I do not intend to go easy on you.

Kana: That's OK with me, Papa. I'm gonna beat you fair and square!

Kaze: Then let the games begin! 
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Kaze B
Kana: Hey, Papa! I've been making a ton of progress on our contest! How about 
you?

Kaze: Well, I haven't done anything too special, but I've gotten quite a few 
thanks. I've got a tally right here. Take a look!

Kana: WOW! That's a lot! You got all of these already?

Kaze: Yes. It surprised even me, to tell you the truth. I guess I do more for 
your mother than I'd thought.

Kana: Hmph. Well, I'm still not gonna lose! Here, see! I recorded all mine 
too! And the total is...um...

Kaze: Hm... It seems we have the same score.

Kana: We do? We do! Haha! Kana's gonna beat you big-time, Papa! After all, I 
don't have to work, so I can spend all day doing things for Mama!

Kaze: I didn't think about that. You're right. You probably will beat me at 
that rate. By the way, what all have you been doing for her?

Kana: Mostly I've been trying to help out around camp. I spend each morning 
making arrows for the fletchers. Then at lunch I chop the bear meat for the 
cooks and hand out the food. Oh, and at night I make sure the mounts are all 
fed and outfitted for the next day. Plus I do a bunch of other little things 
whenever I have time!

Kaze: That's quite a lot of work. I'm impressed. You really have been growing 
up, haven't you?

Kana: Huh?

Kaze: Oh, just a thought. It wasn't so long ago you were still in swaddling 
clothes. Now, all of a sudden, you're making real, important contributions to 
the army.

Kana: Heehee. Yeah, I've been working real hard. Soon there'll be nothing I 
can't do!

Kaze: I believe it. And I bet your mother is very proud of you for all your 
hard work.

Kana: I hope so! And I'm gonna work even harder for her tomorrow! I won't let 
this end in a draw, Papa!

Kaze: And neither will I. May the best man win! 

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Kaze A

Kana: *grumble*

Kaze: Hey, Kana?

Kana: Hi, Papa...

Kaze: What's the matter? I'd have expected you to still be exulting over your 
little victory the other day. Or has besting your old man already lost its 
novelty?

Kana: Oh, no. I'm still happy about that, I guess. It's just that I was 
trying to do things for Mama earlier, and she made me stop. She said I should 
be spending more time playing around with my friends. She still thinks I'm 
just a kid. Haven't I shown her I can handle this stuff?

Kaze: Ah, I see. I wouldn't worry. It's not you. You're doing good work, I 
promise.

Kana: Then why doesn't she want me to help with anything?

Kaze: I think your mother knows full well you're capable of handling these 
things. But seeing you acting so grown up makes her feel sad.

Kana: Huh? Why?

Kaze: She doesn't want to lose her baby boy. She's happy you're growing up, 
but she's worried you won't need her anymore. It's a bit contradictory, I 
know. Parents can be funny like that.

Kana: So then what am I supposed to do?

Kaze: I'd say to keep helping out around camp, but don't work yourself quite 
so hard. Take breaks to see your friends, play games, go on adventures. You 
know. And also try to spend some quality time with your mother every now and 
then. Think you can handle that?

Kana: But...

Kaze: Hm? Do you not want to spend time with your mother?

Kana: No, that's not it! It's just...I feel like that stuff is for babies.

Kaze: No, Kana. It's not for babies. It's for children. And your mother wants 
you to stay a child for just a little while longer. We both do.

Kana: Papa...

Kaze: Kana, we know that you're growing and that you want more 
responsibilities. And you're going to be a fine young man someday. Everyone 
knows it. But for now...relax. Enjoy yourself. At least a little bit, here 
and there.

Kana: OK. Thanks, Papa. I'll think real hard about everything you've said.

Kaze: Good! You know... I think it would be good if you spent the night in 
with your mother. I'll go talk to her about it now.

Kana: Wait! What about you?

Kaze: Me? No, I've got too much wor-

Kana: But, Papa! Don't you need a break sometimes too? I thought you wanted 
me and Mama to be happy!

Kaze: ...Very well, then. I suppose I have no choice when you put it like 
that.

Kana: Yaaay!

Kaze: A night in with the family, huh? You know, I think I could get used 
this... 
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D1. Silas C

Kana: Hey, Papa? There's something I wanted to ask you about, if it's OK...

Silas: Sure, Kana. What did you need?

Kana: Well, see, it's Mama. She's always treating me like a child.

Silas: Well, sure she is. You're her son. She'll always think of you as her 
baby boy.

Kana: I know, I know. I just mean I'm not as much of a child as I used to be. 
I want to help out more. But whenever I try, she just tells me to go play 
with my friends instead.

Silas: I see. You want some responsibilities.

Kana: Right! I want to be someone she can rely on. Do you have any ideas for 
things I could do for her?

Silas: Hm... In my case, I usually take her to see new places.

Kana: And that makes her happy?

Silas: Yeah, she loves it. Growing up, she was kept locked away in a fortress 
by the King of Nohr. So she relishes every opportunity she gets to see new 
things.

Kana: Oh...

Silas: Hm? Something wrong?

Kana: I guess I was looking more for special things that I could do for 
her...

Silas: I see. Let me think...

Kana: I know! Let's have a contest, Papa!

Silas: A contest?

Kana: Yeah! We'll have a contest to see which of us can make Mama happier! 
Between the two of us, I'm sure we can come up with all sorts of things. 
Whoever gets thanked the most wins!

Silas: A little friendly competition between father and son, huh? Sounds fun. 
Count me in.

Kana: Really? Yay!

Silas: But I should warn you: I AM the love of Avatar's life. Beating me will 
be no mean feat. And I don't intend to go easy on you!

Kana: That's fine with me, Papa. I'm gonna beat you fair and square!

Silas: Sounds good to me. Let the games begin! 
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Silas B

Kana: Hey, Papa! I've been making a ton of progress on our contest! How about 
you?

Silas: Well, I haven't done anything too special, but I think I've been 
thanked quite a bit. Let's see. I've got a tally here somewhere...

Kana: WOW! That's a lot! You got all of these already?

Silas: Yeah, I wasn't really expecting to get this many either. I guess I do 
a lot more for your mother than I'd thought.

Kana: Hmph! Well I'm still not gonna lose! Here, see! I recorded all mine, 
too. And the total is...um...

Silas: W-wait a minute! This is the same number I have!

Kana: It is? It is! Haha! Kana's gonna beat you big-time! After all, I don't 
have to work, so I can spend all day doing things for Mama!

Silas: That's, uh...that's actually a pretty good point. So you've been 
spending all of every day helping out? What exactly do you do?

Kana: Mostly I've been trying to help out around camp. I spend each morning 
making arrows for the fletchers. Then at lunch I chop the vegetables for the 
cooks and hand out the food. Oh! And at night, I make sure the mounts are all 
fed and outfitted for the next day. Plus I do a bunch of other little things 
whenever I have the time!

Silas: That's a lot of work. And you've been doing this every day? You really 
have grown up, haven't you?

Kana: Huh?

Silas: Just a thought. Maybe I've been treating you like too much of a child 
as well. Wasn't that long ago you were still a babe in swaddling clothes. And 
now, suddenly, you're making real, important contributions to the army. It 
took me off guard, is all.

Kana: Heehee. Yeah, I've been working real hard. Soon there'll be nothing I 
can't do!

Silas: I believe it. And I bet Avatar is very grateful for all the good work 
you've been doing.

Kana: "Good work"... Hm. I just realized...Mama hasn't really been saying 
"thank you" to me very much. She just tells me "good work" and smiles. It's 
kind of a sad smile, come to think of it...

Silas: I wouldn't overthink it. I'm sure she very much appreciates everything 
you've done.

Kana: OK, Papa. If you say so... But don't think this means I'm going to let 
you win!

Silas: Heh. And same to you! 
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Silas A

Kana: *grumble*

Silas: Hey, Kana. What is it?

Kana: Hi, Papa...

Silas: Hm? What's wrong? I'd have expected you to still be exulting over your 
victory in our little contest.

Kana: Oh, no, I'm still happy about that, I guess. It's just that I was 
trying to do things for Mama earlier, but she made me stop. She said I should 
be spending more time playing around with my friends. She still thinks I'm 
just a kid. Haven't I shown her I can help out with stuff too? Am I messing 
up? Is she just pretending I'm doing a good job?

Silas: Oh, is that all? Haha. You don't have to worry, Kana. It's not you.

Kana: Then why doesn't she want me to help with anything?

Silas: Avatar knows full well you're capable of taking on new 
responsibilities. But it makes her worry. And it makes her lonely.

Kana: Huh? Why?

Silas: She doesn't want you to miss out on your childhood. And she doesn't 
want to lose her little boy. She's happy to see you growing up, but she's 
worried you won't need her anymore.

Kana: But...I'm just trying to pull my own weight. I don't get why that would 
be a bad thing...

Silas: Heh. I'm not sure I can explain it, myself. But I have a suggestion 
for you. Keep helping your mother like you have been, but don't work yourself 
quite as hard. Take breaks to see your friends and play games. And it 
wouldn't hurt to try and spend some quality time with her now and then. Think 
you can handle that?

Kana: But...

Silas: Hm? Do you not want to spend time with your mother?

Kana: No, that's not it! It's just...I feel like that stuff is for babies.

Silas: No, Kana. It's not for babies. It's for children. And your mother 
wants you to be a child for just a little while longer. We both do.

Kana: Papa...

Silas: We know that you're growing up and that you want to be relied upon. 
You're going to be a great man someday. We both know it. But for now...relax. 
Enjoy yourself. At least a little bit, here and there.

Kana: OK. Thanks, Papa. I'll think real hard about everything you've said.

Silas: Good. You know... I think it would be good if you spent some quality 
time with your mother tonight. Have a nice night in, just the two of you. 
I'll go talk to her about it now.

Kana: Wait! Aren't you gonna stay with us?

Silas: Huh? No, I've got some plans with other people in ca-

Kana: But, Papa! Don't you need to take a break sometimes too? I thought you 
wanted me and Mama to be happy!

Silas: ...OK, sure. When you put it like that, I can't really say no, can I?

Kana: Yaaay!

Silas: *sigh* I'll never be able to say no to that boy. A night in with the 
family, huh? Maybe I could get used to this... 
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D1. Ryoma C

Kana: Hey, Papa. Can I talk to you about something?

Ryoma: Sure, Kana. What is it?

Kana: It's Mama... I feel like she's always treating me like a child.

Ryoma: Well, that's only natural. You're her son, after all. And you ARE 
still quite young.

Kana: I know, I know. I just mean I'm not as much of a child as I used to be. 
I want to help out with things. But whenever I try, she just tells me to go 
play with my friends instead.

Ryoma: Ah, I see. You want some responsibilities of your own.

Kana: Yeah! I want to show her she can rely on me. I wonder if there's 
anything I could do for her...

Ryoma: Let me think... In my case, I try to help her with her training, 
whenever we have the chance.

Kana: And that makes her happy?

Ryoma: Yeah, we both enjoy breaking a sweat together.

Kana: Oh...

Ryoma: Eh? You seem unsatisfied.

Kana: Yeah...I don't think I could really help Mama with her training very 
much. And besides, that's a special Papa-Mama thing. I don't want to be a 
copycat. Oh, I know! Let's make it a contest, Papa!

Ryoma: A contest? What kind of contest?

Kana: Yeah! We'll have a contest to see which of us can make Mama happier! 
Between the two of us, I'm sure we can come up with all sorts of things! 
Whoever Mama thanks the most wins!

Ryoma: A little father-son competition, hm? Interesting. Very well, then. I 
accept your challenge.

Kana: Really? Yay!

Ryoma: But remember: I am your mother's husband. I know her better than 
anyone else. And I don't intend to go easy on you. Besting me will be no mean 
feat.

Kana: That's fine by me, Papa. I'm gonna beat you fair and square!

Ryoma: Heh. Then may the best man win! 
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Ryoma B

Kana: Hey, Papa! I've been making a ton of progress on our contest! How about 
you?

Ryoma: Well, I haven't done anything too special yet, but she's thanked me 
many times. Let's see... I've got a tally right here.

Kana: WOW! That's so many! And you got all these already?

Ryoma: I was as surprised as you are. I guess I do more for your mother than 
I thought.

Kana: Hmph... Well, I'm still not going to lose! Here, see! I recorded all 
mine too! And the total is...um...

Ryoma: Ghhk! You have the same number as me!

Kana: I do? I do! Haha! Kana's gonna beat you big-time, Papa! I don't have to 
work like you, so I've been spending all day doing things for her!

Ryoma: So that was your secret. And what kind of things have you been doing 
for her?

Kana: Mostly I've been trying to help out around camp! I spend each morning 
making arrows for the fletchers. Then, at lunch, I slice the bear meat and 
hand out food to the soldiers. Oh, and at night I make sure the mounts are 
all fed and outfitted for the next day. Plus I do a bunch of other little 
things whenever I have the time!

Ryoma: Wow. That's quite a lot of work for someone your age. I'm impressed. 
You really have been growing up, haven't you?

Kana: Huh?

Ryoma: Oh, just a thought. It wasn't so long ago you were still in swaddling 
clothes. Now, all of a sudden, you're making real, important contributions to 
the army. Maybe I've been treating you like too much of a child as well.

Kana: Heehee. Yeah, I've been working real hard. Soon there'll be nothing I 
can't do!

Ryoma: I believe it. And I bet your mother has been very proud of all your 
hard work.

Kana: I hope so! And I'm gonna make her even prouder tomorrow!

Ryoma: Hrm...I may have to start taking this competition a bit more 
seriously. You're turning out to be quite the worthy opponent. 
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Ryoma A

Kana: *grumble*

Ryoma: Hello, Kana.

Kana: Hi, Papa...

Ryoma: What's the matter? I expected you to still be exulting after your 
little victory the other day. Or has besting your father already lost its 
charm?

Kana: Oh, no. I'm still happy about that, I guess. It's just that I was 
trying to do things for Mama again earlier, and she made me stop. She said I 
should be spending more time playing around with my friends again. She still 
thinks I'm just a kid. Haven't I shown her I'm old enough to help out around 
camp?

Ryoma: I see, so that's it. I wouldn't worry. It's not you. You're doing good 
work, I promise.

Kana: Then why doesn't she want me to help with anything?

Ryoma: I think your mother knows full well you're capable of handling these 
things. But seeing you acting so grown up makes her feel sad.

Kana: Huh? Why?

Ryoma: Well, she doesn't want to lose her baby boy. She's very, very proud 
that you're growing up and working so hard. But at the same time, she's 
worried it means you won't need her anymore. It's a little silly, but it's 
true. Parents can be funny like that.

Kana: So...what should I do?

Ryoma: I'd say to keep helping out around camp, but don't work yourself so 
hard. Take breaks to see your friends, play games, go on adventures. You 
know. And try to spend some quality time with your mother every now and then. 
Think you can handle that?

Kana: But...

Ryoma: What's wrong? Do you not want to spend time with your mother?

Kana: No, that's not it! It's just...I feel like that stuff is for babies.

Ryoma: No, Kana, it's not for babies. It's for children. And your mother 
wants you to stay a child for just a little while longer. We both do.

Kana: Papa...

Ryoma: Kana, we know that you're growing and that you want more 
responsibilities. And we know that you're going to be a fine young man 
someday. But for now...relax. Don't try to grow up so quickly.

Kana: OK. Thanks, Papa. I'll think real hard about everything you said.

Ryoma: Good. You know... I think it would be good if you spent the night in 
with your mother. I will go talk to her about it.

Kana: Wait! What about you?

Ryoma: Me? No, I've got too much wor-

Kana: But, Papa! I thought you wanted me to enjoy my childhood. It wouldn't 
be much of a childhood without a papa...

Ryoma: Wh-when you put it like that... All right, all right, fine. Now, go 
tell your mother.

Kana: Yaaaay!

Ryoma: *sigh* A future king who can't even refuse a request from his own 
son... But...I suppose a good king must always be at the service of his 
subjects. 
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D1. Takumi C

Kana: Hey, Papa. There's something I wanted to ask you about.

Takumi: What is it, Kana? Is something wrong?

Kana: It's Mama. I feel like she's always treating me like a child.

Takumi: Well, it's only natural. You are her son, after all. And you ARE 
still quite young.

Kana: I know, I know. I just mean...I'm not as young as I used to be. I want 
to help out and stuff. But whenever I try, she just tells me to go play with 
my friends instead.

Takumi: I see. You want some responsibilities of your own.

Kana: Right! I want to show her that she can rely on me. Can you think of any 
special things I could do for her?

Takumi: Well, lately I've been trying to teach her how to use a bow. But I 
imagine that's not of much help to you.

Kana: No... Hm. Oh! I know! Let's have a contest, Papa!

Takumi: A contest?

Kana: Yeah! We'll have a contest to see which of us can make Mama happier! 
Between the two of us, I'm sure we can come up with all sorts of things. 
Whoever Mama thanks the most wins!

Takumi: A father-son competition, hm? All right. I accept your challenge!

Kana: Really? Yay!

Takumi: But remember, I'm Avatar's husband. I know her better than anyone 
else. Besting me won't be easy-and I don't intend to pull any punches, all 
right?

Kana: That's OK with me, Papa. I'm gonna beat you fair and square!

Takumi: Very well. May the best man win! 
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Takumi B

Kana: Hey, Papa! I've been making a ton of progress on our contest! How about 
you?

Takumi: Well, I haven't done anything too special, but I've gotten quite a 
few thanks already. I've got a tally right...here. Take a look!

Kana: WOW! That's a lot! You got all of these already?

Takumi: Heh. I was as surprised as you are. I guess I do more for your mother 
than I'd thought.

Kana: Hmph. Well I'm still not gonna lose! Here, see! I recorded all mine 
too! And the total is...um...

Takumi: W-wait a minute! You've got the same number as me!

Kana: I do? I do! Haha! Kana's gonna beat you big-time, Papa! I don't have to 
work like you, so I can spend all day doing things for Mama!

Takumi: Well mold my onions, aren't you clever? And what exactly have you 
been doing?

Kana: Mostly I've been trying to help out around camp. I spend each morning 
making arrows for the fletchers. Then at lunch I slice the bear meat and hand 
out food to the soldiers. Oh, and at night I make sure the mounts are all fed 
and outfitted for the next day. Plus I do a bunch of other little things 
whenever I have time!

Takumi: That's...a lot of work. I'm impressed. You really have been growing 
up, haven't you?

Kana: Huh?

Takumi: Oh, just a thought. It wasn't so long ago you were still in your 
swaddling clothes. Now, all of a sudden, you're making real, important 
contributions to the army. Perhaps I've been treating you like too much of a 
child as well.

Kana: Heehee. Yeah, I've been working real hard. Soon there'll be nothing I 
can't do!

Takumi: I believe it. And I bet your mother is very proud of you for all your 
hard work.

Kana: I hope so. And I'm gonna work even harder for her tomorrow! I won't let 
this end in a draw, Papa!

Takumi: Heh. And you'd best not expect anything less from me! 
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Takumi A

Kana: *grumble*

Takumi: Hello, Kana.

Kana: Hi, Papa...

Takumi: Eh? What's the matter? I'd have expected you to still be exulting 
over your little victory the other day. Or has besting your old man already 
lost its charm?

Kana: Oh, no. I'm still happy about that, I guess. It's just that I was 
trying to do things for Mama earlier, and she made me stop. She said I should 
be spending more time playing around with my friends. She still thinks I'm 
just a kid. Haven't I shown her I'm old enough to help out too?

Takumi: I see. Well, I wouldn't worry. It's not you. You're doing good work, 
I promise.

Kana: Then why doesn't she want me to help with anything?

Takumi: I think your mother knows full well you're capable of doing these 
things. But seeing you acting so grown up makes her feel sad.

Kana: Huh? Why?

Takumi: Well, she doesn't want to lose her baby boy. She's very, very proud 
that you're growing up and working so hard. But at the same time, she's 
worried it means you won't need her anymore. It's a bit of a contradiction, I 
know. Parents can be funny like that.

Kana: So...what should I do?

Takumi: I'd say to keep doing things around camp, but don't work yourself too 
hard. Take breaks to see your friends, play games, go on adventures. You 
know. And also try to spend some quality time with your mother every now and 
then. Think you can handle that?

Kana: But...

Takumi: Hm? Do you not want to spend time with your mother?

Kana: No, that's not it! It's just... I feel like that stuff is for babies.

Takumi: No, Kana, it's not for babies. It's for children. And your mother 
wants you to stay a child for just a little while longer. We both do.

Kana: Papa...

Takumi: Kana, we know that you're growing and that you want more 
responsibilities. And you're going to be a fine young man someday. Everyone 
knows it. But for now...relax. Enjoy yourself. At least a little bit, here 
and there.

Kana: OK. Thanks, Papa. I'll think real hard about everything you've said.

Takumi: Good. You know... I think it would be good if you spent the night in 
with your mother. I'll go talk to her about it now.

Kana: Wait! What about you?

Takumi: Me? No, I've got too much wor-

Kana: But, Papa! Don't you need a break sometimes too? And don't you want me 
and Mama to be happy?

Takumi: Agh...well, when you put it like that... What am I going to do with 
you? All right, all right, fine. We'll all spend the night in together.

Kana: Yaaay!

Takumi: Sometimes I'm not sure if I'm the boss or he is... Heh. A quiet night 
in with the family, eh? You know, I think I could get used to this... 
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D1. Subaki C

Kana: Hey, Papa. Can I talk to you about something?

Subaki: Hey, Kana. What's eating you?

Kana: It's Mama. I feel like she's always treating me like a child.

Subaki: Well, that's only natural, right? You are her son, after all. And 
last I checked, you were still pretty young.

Kana: I know, I know. I just mean I'm not as young as I used to be. I want to 
help out and stuff. But whenever I try, she just tells me to go play with my 
friends instead.

Subaki: I see. You want some responsibilities of your own, huh?

Kana: Yeah! I want to show her that she can count on me. Can you think of any 
special things I could do for her?

Subaki: Well, usually I try to figure out what the perfect gift for her would 
be. The research period can take a few months, but it's always worth it in 
the end. Then the cycle begins all over again, and I'm back hunting for the 
next perfect gift.

Kana: Oh...

Subaki: Hm? You don't seem satisfied with my answer.

Kana: Well, if you're always getting her the perfect gift, how can I get one 
for her? Maybe there's another way to make her happy...

Subaki: Another way...?

Kana: Oh, I know! Let's have a contest, Papa!

Subaki: A contest?

Kana: Yeah! We'll have a contest to see which of us can make Mama happier! 
Between the two of us, I'm sure we can come up with all sorts of things. 
Whoever Mama thanks the most wins!

Subaki: A little friendly father-son competition, hm? Very well. I accept 
your challenge!

Kana: Really? Yay!

Subaki: But remember, I'm Avatar's husband. I know her better than anyone 
else! And don't think I'm gonna go easy on you!

Kana: That's OK with me, Papa. I'm gonna beat you fair and square!

Subaki: He