"They look like they're having trouble deciding. What should I do?" Talk up the item. Sell with a smile. Lower the price. Be enthusiastic. Recommend it. Put it on sale. Praise their choice. Wait patiently. "I'm sorry, I don't think I can accept that price." Please come again. "Yay! I sold ＠０＠ ＠アイテム０＠ for ＠１＠ Gold!" Thank you very much! Please come again! Thank you for shopping here! "That was the last of my items. Everything's been sold." "Oops! There was nothing to sell in the Shop Box." "I should re-open after I put in items I want to sell." "Yay! My Shop Skill level has gone up! I've learned how to ""Sell With a Smile!""" "It might not work, but I can try selling this at a higher price. I'd better watch my RP, though." "Yay! My Shop Skill level has gone up! I've learned the skill ""A Little More!""" "It might not work, but I can try selling this at a higher price." "Yay! My Shop Skill level has gone up! I've learned how to ""Lower the Price!""" "If I lower the price, there's a better chance I'll sell it. I'd better watch my RP though." "Yay! My Shop Skill level has gone up! I've learned how to ""Recommend It!""" "There's a good chance it'll fail, but I could sell it for a really high price. Better watch my RP." "Yay! My Shop Skill level has gone up! I've learned how to ""Put It On Sale!""" "The price will go way down, but the chance I'll sell it will go way up. Better watch my RP!" "Yay! My Shop Skill level has gone up! I've learned how to ""Be Enthusiastic!""" "It will cost ＋a lot＋ of RP, but the item will sell for sure!" "Yay! My Shop Skill level has gone up! I've learned how to ""Talk Up the Item!""" "It will cost ＋a little＋ RP, but the chance I'll sell it will go up a little." "Yay! My Shop Skill level has gone up! I've learned how to ""Praise Their Choice!""" "If they buy this item, maybe they will think about buying another one, too. Better watch my RP!" "I should try using this skill when the customer is thinking hard about whether to buy or not." "By using ＋a little＋ RP, I can slightly raise the chance the item will sell." "It might not work, but I can try to sell this at a higher price. It'll use ＋a little＋ RP." "If I lower the price a little, there's a better chance the item will sell. It'll use ＋some＋ RP." "This will use ＋a lot＋ of RP, but the item will sell for sure." "I could try for a high price, but there's a high chance it'll fail. It'll use ＋a bunch＋ of RP." "Dropping the price way down will greatly raise the chance it'll sell. It'll use ＋a lot＋ of RP." "If they buy this item, maybe they will think about buying another one. It'll use ＋a little＋ RP." "Maybe it's better if I don't do anything. I'll wait for them to decide on their own." *SMILE* *GRIN* I highly recommend this! I'll lower the price for you! That item is on sale today! "This is an excellent item! You won't find a better one anywhere else." "This is a great item! It has X and Y special qualities! ♪" I'm so happy you came today! That is an excellent choice! You look wonderful today! Please, take your time. ♪ I'm sorry. ... "Yay! I learned the recipe for [＠アイテム０＠]! I'll need my Chemistry Set for this. " "Yay! I learned the recipe for [＠アイテム０＠]! I'll need my Cooking Tools for this. " "Yay! I learned the recipe for [＠アイテム０＠]! I'll need my Forge for this. " "Yay! I learned the recipe for [＠アイテム０＠]! I'll need my Crafting Table for this. " "Yay! I learned the recipe for [＠アイテム０＠]! I'll need my Forge for this. " A boy. A girl. Either. ... ...? Nh...! Huh...? Ow...! Wh-what's wrong?! "Oh no! We need to go see ＠ジョーンズ＠ right away!" ...! ＠しゅじんこうくん＠...? Ow...I-I hurt all of a sudden... ＠しゅじんこうくん＠...?! ...Nnngh...! "＠しゅじんこうくん＠, we should go to the clinic right away!" "I hope the baby will be born quickly..." ...Ngh! Wha...? M-my belly hurts... ...Have...to go...clinic... Oh no...! ...Wha? ...? Owww... ＠しゅじんこうくん＠, don't tell me... ...It...it hurts...! "＠しゅじんこうくん＠, we should go to the clinic right away!" Yes. I'm sorry. "Tomorrow is a festival where you give ＠アイテム０＠ to members of the opposite gender." "It's okay to give some to anyone, really..." "But it is a festival, after all. Why not call a special someone to the castle and present it there?" "Hmm...I already have a date, so why don't I hand it over when we meet up?" "Hey. What's the whole point of this bean-throwing thing, anyway?" Ooh! I'd like to know that too! "Hmm...I think it was originally a festival from a kingdom far to the east." "Yes. In that country's customs, throwing the beans drove off demons and illnesses." "It also counted as a wish for health and long life, if I remember correctly." "Hmm, so that's what it's all about?" "I see. So throwing these beans at Doug should drive him away. Interesting." "I bet I could send you scampering if I threw them at you!" Wow, that's neat! But... But what, Kiel? "Why do we throw ＋Failed Dishes＋ in our festival?" ... ... ... "I'm sure that must be our wish to drive off ＋failure＋." Really?! "Oh, that makes sense! You sure know a lot, Leon!" ...Really? He totally made that one up. "I've heard the ladies are considering going on diets." They are? "Ugh, again? They're always on about that at this time of year." "They freak out about that stuff too much if you ask me." "Besides, they're way cuter if they have a little bit of chub to them." To each his own, I would think. "However, it is a delicate topic with the ladies. I would broach it very carefully." Good point. Huh? "For example, don't tell Margaret ""you've gained weight,"" even just in passing." "And never follow it up with ""you could never stick to a diet,"" either." "It sounds like you have some very...specific experience, Dylas." ... "To tease knowingly is one thing, but to say it unknowingly with a straight face is simply foolish." "Whatever happens, Kiel, do not grow into a man like him. Understand?" What are you pointing at me for?! Right. I won't. Don't listen to him! I'm awesome! "I wonder where they found that enormous Wooly." "It is rather cute and fluffy, if I do say so myself." Perhaps it's a mutant strain. It is adorably huge. "Eesh. Big is one thing, but that Wooly is way too big for its own good." "The bigger they are, the fluffier and cuter they look, right?" I agree wholeheartedly. "It's gigantic! Are you sure that's even a Wooly?" It is, without a doubt, a Wooly. Hmm. All right, then. "Who the heck found that thing, and how did they get it here?" That is an excellent question. Hmmm... Isn't it simply the cutest? "It takes a lot of training to hit the target right where you aim, doesn't it?" Yeah. It's pretty hard. "Whatever, just keep throwing and something'll hit eventually." "I think it's far more effective to calculate your trajectory before throwing." Hah! Who's gonna do that? "What formula do you use for your calculations?" "Wha?! You're really gonna try that crap?!" "I find it easier to hit if I see Doug as the target." Aah, now that makes sense... ...WAIT, no it doesn't!! Brr! It's freezing out here! Aren't you guys cold at all? Of course we are! I'm not cold at all. "Seriously? No fair! What, are you a snowman's kid or something?" You just lack fortitude. Grr!! "Well YOU'RE the one who lacks brains!" "What was that, you pebble-brained dwarf?!" "I said you're a brainless, swayback na--ACHOO!!" EUGH! "Well, there's no helping the cold. How about some exercise to warm up?" "Yeah, that's a great idea, Arthur. C'mon!" "Oh, I meant for you. I'm not particularly cold myself." Hey! "L-Leon! You're cold too, right? I mean, it's freezing out here!" "You must be joking. This hardly qualifies as ""cold."" ...ACHOO!" ...Uh-huh. "Erm, perhaps I will take a little exercise after all." "Kiel, I bet you and Arthur are really good at quizzes." "Heh. Is it that obvious? Does my propensity for trivia shine out through my retinas?" "There is an element of luck to it, though." "Well I won't get a single one of 'em, so I'll just go with whatever answer you two pick." Smart idea. I know, right? "You can't do that. This is a test you should overcome with your own strength." "I will abide by the answers that ＠しゅじんこうくん＠ chooses." So you had best get them correct. Wha?! "Ugh, fishing is so boooring! I get bored just thinking about it." That's what makes it so relaxing. ...Huh? I don't get it. "I'd like to come up with an efficient way to use the time as we wait for the fish to bite." "I ain't working, if that's what you're saying." "But isn't it so much fun when you do catch a fish? Even if hooking one can be rather hard." "Yeah, catching one is fun! But I'm not really good at making sashimi and stuff..." How about I teach you, then? Oh, will you? Thanks Leon! "In return, you can cook whatever fish I catch. Deal?" Yeah, that sounds great! ♪ "Vishnal, would you care to join us?" Please! I would be honored! And the rest of you? Nah, I'll pass. "I have work I must be doing, I'm afraid." "Ah. Well then, the rest of us will be off." ... "Hunting down a good spot is such a pain. Hey, Dylas! Tell me where to find a good fishing hole!" "Sure. First, leave town by the south gate. Second, never come back." Ouch! That's mean, man. Mean! "My. That is a lovely fishing rod you have there, Dylas." "Thanks. Bado did some touch-ups on it for me. He's got good skill with weapons and forging." But nothing else. ... Kiel? "You look pretty serious over there." "Whew! I finally managed to bait the hook." Congratulations! "I could have helped you if you'd said something." As could I. "If you need help, just say so. I'd be happy to assist." "Thanks guys! But I think I can manage by myself." "Hey, guys, baiting this hook is a pain in the ass. Help me out." Is it, now? Good luck. Think of it as training! Yeah! Hey! How come I get ignored?! "It looks like everyone will be having squid for dinner tonight." Yeah. "Margaret is going to complain all night long." Ha ha! That she will. "All right, time to go catch us some supper!" Yes. I think I may join you. As will I. I'll come along, too! ♪ Why don't we all go? "Dylas, don't just stand there. Come with us!" What, I have to go too? Ah, well... "Ooh, look everyone! I see lots of fish over there!" Really? Let's head that way, then. Hey! Don't leave me behind! ... ...Hmph. Come on. Enough dilly-dallying. GAH! "Now, I understand having a contest to see who's got the best vegetables..." "But why do we gotta go through this whole showcasing deal?" "I would think it's to show everyone all the best points of your entry." "Yeah. After all the hard work you do raising it, you wanna show it all off, you know?" "That is the most enjoyable part to me. It's like an appraisal to ascertain its true value." Like a what? "An appraisal, huh? That's very like you, Arthur." "I kinda like all that presenting stuff, actually. It's fun!" I don't care for it, personally. "Well, you are terrible at public speaking, after all." Urk... Sh-shut up! "Eesh, today's a hot one! Do we gotta have a festival today?" I think it's lovely weather. "If we get too sweaty, we can just go relax in the bath to wash off." "True. A good soak after a long day's work is very relaxing." "Yes. And the monster statues are adorable to look at." They are...? "Baths, eh? Yeah, they're great after a long day. I wonder what fragrance they're using today." My, my! What's wrong? Margaret is being...irritating. "Did you do something to upset her again?" "This is partly your fault, you know." "Hey! I was just taking a nap, okay? It was Xiao Pai who smacked me awake!" "You were asleep on the job again, I take it?" GAH!! How'd you guess? It isn't that difficult... "Now that you mention it, Forte was slightly miffed as well." What did you do? "I have no idea. I was simply teaching Kiel something useful. " ...Yeah, but about what? Eesh. Women scare me sometimes. Yeah... Really? I'm afraid I disagree. You reap what you sow. Yeah, and it's YOUR fault! "If we've gotta go through all these festivals, how about we have one for napping?" "What would anyone do in such a festival?" "Kick back, relax and nap, that's what!" "That does sound relaxing... though pointless." Clorica would win every year. "But as long as we're inventing festivals, I'd like a bath festival!" What would you do in that? "See who could relax in the bath the longest!" "These hardly seem like proper festivals at all." "I'd happily take part in a Beat Doug Senseless Festival." "That's run at the same time as the Beat Dylas Senseless Festival!" "How about a ＠しゅじんこうくん＠ Festival?" Wha?! What would that be about? "Hmm, good question. What would you like for it to be about? ♪" Umm... Hey guys! Happy New Year! Happy New Year! Have a great year! Happy New Year! A Happy New Year to you all. Happy New Year. Yeah. Happy New Year. "That's okay. I don't need one from you." "Shaddap! I wasn't talking to you!" "There they go again, right from the first day of the year." "And so a little piece of the old year carries over into the new. Nothing wrong with that." Ah! There you are, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠! "We are all going to attempt ＋splitting watermelons＋ together." Come join us, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠! "What's so fun about destroying melons?" "Oh-ho! So you admit you can't beat me at it, eh?" ...! "Where's that melon?! I'll split it six ways from winter!" "Whoa, hold your horses! I'm up first!" "This sounds amusing. Let me join you." "By the way, where is the watermelon?" "Vishnal was supposed to bring a few for us." Here they are! "Hey, hold it! Those are ＋turnips＋!" ACK!! I...I brought the wrong ones. "Oh well. Let's make this all Doug's fault." "And something he planned, too. That seems reasonable." I'll buy that. WHA?! HEY! Why me?! "Here, everyone. Please help yourselves to a warm drink." Ooh, thanks, Vishnal! ♪ That's thoughtful of you. Careful, Doug. It's hot. Thanks. ...Wait, did I really just--?! Here you go, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Thanks. Arthur, here. Have some. Hmm? What're you doing? "I am re-confirming my schedule for next year." You're working? Seriously? C'mon! "Goodness, that looks like a very full schedule." "It's a holiday. You should take a break." "But y'know, I think if he tried to take a break, he might just collapse." You might just be right, Kiel! "Well, Arthur is quite the workaholic." "Man, it's New Year's Eve! Can't you lay off the work for one day?" "Vishnal's too nice to nag you about it, but he made some good stuff. You oughta try it." Who are you calling a nag?! Huh? "N-no, no! It's all right, Arthur. I wouldn't want to bother you." ...*THUNK*... Oh! Hmm? Huh? "You have a point, Doug. I think I'll take today off." You will? "Oh my gosh! Arthur's taking a break!" Are you sure you're not sick? No, I'm not. May I have a cup too, Vishnal? Of course! I wonder why fireflies glow. "The book I read said it's to protect themselves from predators." It's also to attract a mate. "So they do it because they wanna stand out, then?" "Just like some empty-headed shrimps I could name." "Strange, I don't know any of those, 'Mr. Horsie'. " What did you just say?! Bring it, gelding! I'm ready! "A gentle glow to call a mate, eh? That has a touch of romance to it." Perhaps I should glow a little. Ooh! You can glow, Leon? "Of course. Would you like me to show you how?" Yeah! "Uh, guys? Leon is messing with Kiel again." "I wonder who's going to give how much to whom." "You sound like you're having fun, Vishnal." Huh? N-no, not really! "Hey, why don't we try to guess which of us is gonna get the most?" Amongst us? Hmm...In that case... "I would expect it to be Arthur. He has quite a few contacts." "But none very well-versed in this town's unique events." "Personally, I think it may be Leon." Me too! Maybe it will be Kiel. Huh? Me? "All we can say for sure is that Doug will get none." Right back at you. "What do you think, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" Vishnal. Kiel. Arthur. Doug. Dylas. Leon. What? Me?! "Um...eheh heh...I shall try my best to live up to expectations!" "See! ＠しゅじんこうくん＠ agrees with me!" "I'm not so sure. I don't see why it would be me." "But thanks, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠, Vishnal. I'm flattered." Me? "I'm unsure I will be able to live up to such lofty expectations." "But I'm flattered you think so highly of me. Thank you." Me? Ha ha! Knew it! ＠しゅじんこうくん＠, you can't be serious. Oh, don't get jealous now. Who's jealous?! "This just goes to show you that ＠しゅじんこうくん＠ knows what's what." Me? "Well, I'm happy you think so, at least." "AHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Him? No way! You're joking!" "Maybe, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to pound you, Doug." Hmm? Me? Well, if you really think so... "But in the end, it's not the quantity, it's the quality." So who did you guys give some to? "I sent some to Mr. Volkanon and Clorica." I gave some to my sister. I presented one to Porcoline. Though I was the one who made it. "And I am very grateful for your efforts. Thank you." "Hmm. To be honest, I have not yet decided to whom I should present." Hmph. Well, that's boring. "What about you, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠? Are you going to give out any?" Yeah. No. "Oooh, who to? Who's the lucky lady?" "That is not the easiest question to answer in front of everyone, Doug." "But you can tell me. I'll keep it secret to my dying day." "Not fair, Arthur! I want to know too!" "Yeah! It's not right to keep it a secret, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. You should tell all of us." No? Hmm... I doubt that. "Oh? Are you simply hiding it from us, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" You sneaky little player! "Enough beating around the bush. Out with it." Yeah. I wanna know, too! ♪ "Hey, have you all heard the legend behind today's festival?" "If you wish upon the highest star in the sky, your wish will come true. That's it...no?" "Yeah. But there was something else to it, too. I just can't remember what." "Oh, I know! If two people make a wish together, they will be bound for eternity." "Doug, stay far away from me when you make your wish. About a million miles or so." "Oh yeah? Well you stand a billion miles away from me! You got it?!" "So if two men were to make a wish together, they would be friends forever?" "Eesh! This festival is way more dangerous than I'd thought!" Well, I think it's romantic. "Man, I'm no good at cooking at all." "I am not particularly good at it either." "Any skill will get better with practice." Yeah. "If you think about the people you're cooking for, you'll get it right in no time! ♪" "So...do you think that someday even I'll be able to cook like Porcoline?" Sure! I know you will! So you wanna get all fat, then?! You shut up! "I'd love to try Kiel's cooking one day." As would I. "Well, stop on by sometime. I don't mind. Do you have any specific requests?" Anything with rice! No. Something with carrots. "Well, since you asked, I would like---" I would not be averse to--- "Oh, and besides that, could you make some---" "Um, okay. So I guess I'll start with a rice base, add some of this and that, then maybe..." "Y'know, since everyone is coming, I should just ask my sister to help out!" Maybe you shouldn't. "Ugh. Crafting stuff is such a pain!" "Anything resembling work is a pain to you." "Hey!! ...You've got a point, I guess." "Interesting. We often hear about how dwarves are particularly skilled at forging." Really? "I'm just no good at all that little fiddly stuff." "I'm not really good at forging stuff either." "If forging is not to your taste, have you tried hand-crafting? I mean accessories and the like." "Accessories? I might be able to make some of those." "Ugh, even worse! All those teeny tiny little bits and pieces!" "What kind of monsters does everyone like?" "I like big, fluffy, roly-poly ones!" "Those are nice. I prefer small ones. Large ones with pleasant temperaments aren't bad, though." "Well, I like the big and strong ones!" "Oh, and ""ducks,"" too! Because our names sound almost alike." ...And you're just as stupid. What was that?! What about you, Leon? Me? "I'm partial to ""Golems,"" actually." "What, so you like the old and moldy stuff?" "No, he likes that they're big and tough, I bet." "Actually, what I like about them is that they are utterly subservient to my will. ♪" ...Oh. "What kind of monsters do you like, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" Cute ones. Cool ones. Strong ones. "I agree! The adorable ones are decidedly the best." "Ooh, I think so too! The cool ones are the best." "Right? Right! There ain't no beating the strong ones!" Whew, it's hot! "Maybe I should try selling swimsuits made of ice. People would buy those, right?" "Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Come to see how hot I look in a swimsuit?" ...Yeah, didn't think so. "Though being told you have zero interest whatsoever does make me a little sad." "Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Come to see my special swimsuit?" "See, there's a really neat story behind this one..." ... "...Hmm. I haven't thought one up yet, so come back later, okay?" "Looks like summer will be here soon." "Regular swimsuits aren't all that protective, so maybe I should try selling some armored ones..." Bado Calendar "Summer's winding down, it looks like." "I've got swimsuits that didn't sell again this year." "I wonder why no one ever buys chainmail bikinis?" "Guess winter's going to be here soon." "Maybe I should try forging some porridge to sell." "Looks like it's almost time for the big end of the year sale." "Though somehow, I think if I display everything I have left, Forte's gonna get mad at me." "Still, I've got all this stuff! I can't help it if it all blocks the road." "Man, my ＋birthday＋ sure was a tough one this year." What happened? "Well, first Forte gave me a long lecture on how I need to be more serious about my job." "Arthur told me I should try not to, ah, ""elaborate"" my sales pitches so much." "And Kiel brought me a big rice bowl full of ore." What do you think I should do? Turn over a new leaf. Give up and goof off. Ah ha ha...Yeah, no. That's what I like to hear! ?! Arthur's ＋birthday＋ is soon. "Everybody knows he loves glasses, right?" Um, yeah, I guess. "And by sheer coincidence, I have a huge pile of magnifying glasses here..." I'm not buying any. "Tomorrow is Porcoline's ＋birthday＋." "Which reminds me, I have lots of this new item I got in left over." "＠バド＠? I don't think it's the time of year to be handing out White Elephant gifts." Hi. And you are? "I'm ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. It's nice to meet you." "Oh yeah! You're the new kid who has the memory issues, right?" I'm Bado. I operate the forge. "But forging stuff is really exhausting, so I don't do it too much." Wha? "So, have you remembered anything yet?" I'm afraid not. Oh... "Well, how about you try buying this, then?" What is it? Memory recovery medicine. What?! How much?! Really...? "Uh...that's a whole lot of happy expectation in your eyes there..." ... ... ...Sorry. Huh? "All I wanna do is make lots of money without working much." "But y'know, I've never really liked taking advantage of people, either." "So don't go falling for great deals that sound too good to be true, okay?" ... ...Sorry. "I wonder if there's anything interesting floating around here." "C'mon, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Let's go see how much weird stuff we can find." "I'm getting kinda tired. How about we take a break?" "Red, black...a little blue. It's getting pretty colorful, eh?" "Hey. Done treasure-hunting for the day?" "N'kay. If you've ever got some free time, come talk to me again." Whoa, would you look at the time! Sorry, I've got to get going. "＠バド＠, do you want to go somewhere together?" Sorry, can't right now. "I'm thinking the God of Easy Sales is getting ready to come visit me." Sure, I'd love to. "So whatever interesting stuff we find we'll split 50/50, right?" Nah, I think I'll pass for now. "Too many people along means my share of the loot gets that much smaller." Sure. Let's get going. "Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠, want to go treasure-hunting together?" "...Or not, since it looks like you already have someone with you." "No big deal. I'll just come ask you again some other time." "Heh, I knew you'd be interested. So how about we wander around and see what treasure we find?" "Okay, how about we go hunting for those special treasures known as ""dreams"" and ""adventure.""" "Ah, I see. I guess I get to keep the treasure I find this time all to myself, then." Oh, well. Too bad. See ya' later. Hmmm... Well... "Way long ago, I did do some knight-ish stuff for a while." Wait, what? "But then one day I realized something." "See, it's easy to do the stuff that you're good at." "But it's doing the stuff you think is fun that can really make a person happy." What are you talking about? "See, what I find lots of fun is thinking up ways to make money." "Not actually MAKING money, see, just thinking up ways to do it." "Oh, and making people unhappy is right out." "Getting rich off of making people unhappy isn't fun at all." ＠バド＠... "So how'd it sound? I just made that all up." WHAT?! "Well, you told some interesting lies, so I thought I'd give it a try too." "...My profound apologies for underestimating you, sir." Oh, hey! A wedding ring. Can I sell it? Ore, eh? "This stuff is only really useful for forging things, so I don't need it." "...What. Did I say something weird?" Urf...＠アイテム９＠. "Y'know, I ＋don't like＋ the smell of cheese, and this here smells like it a lot." "Funnily enough, if you mix it with ＋things I love＋, it isn't all that bad." Things like, say, ＠アイテム０＠. Hey, can I have this? Thanks. Thanks. I appreciate it. "Hey, ＠アイテム９＠! Is it for me?" It is? Great! Thanks! "Now if only I had some ＠アイテム０＠, too. Then I could take a break from work!" Bado - Gift "Hey, did you know I ＋like＋ onigiri?" Oh, hey! ＠アイテム９＠! Thanks. I ＋like＋ these. "I like ＠アイテム９＠, because it's pretty much useless." "But if I have a lot of them lying around, it looks like I'm working when I'm really not." Oh, hey! ＠アイテム９＠! Thanks! "I carried these around a lot once, so I guess I got used to eating them." "Somehow, that turned into ＋liking＋ them. Funny, isn't it?" "Oh hey, an onigiri. Is it for me?" Thanks. I ＋like＋ these. Is this ＠アイテム９＠ for me? It is? Great! Thanks. See, I ＋love＋ rice bowl dishes. What, you have something for me? "Oh hey, ＠アイテム９＠! Can I have it?" Thanks! I ＋love＋ these things. "Oh hey, perfect timing. I was just getting thirsty." ...Ahhh. ... "Y'know, it'd be neat if I could buy you, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Are you wholesale or retail?" Is this for me? Thanks. "Wow, I never expected to get something I ＋don't like＋ on my ＋birthday＋." "Oh, hey, a ＋birthday present＋ for me?" Thanks. I appreciate it. Oh, hey, I ＋like＋ these! What, it's for me? "Thanks! It's a great ＋birthday＋ present." Oh hey, ＠アイテム９＠! "Thanks! This is the best present I've gotten for my ＋birthday＋." Oh, and handmade is even better. "You always give me neat stuff, so I thought I'd give you something back this time." "Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. It's your birthday, right? Happy Birthday." "Coincidentally, I had this really neat item that, for some odd reason, wouldn't sell." "You're smart. I think you'll be able to find a use for it. Here." "So, um...it's a present, then, right? Thank you." No problem! You're welcome. Ummm... Oh, hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. "...Y'know, you look a little pale." "Good thing I just found this weird bottle of medicine." "Give it a try if you want. It is a little fishy, though." "Maybe you should go see Jones or Nancy." Welcome. What can I get you today? "Good to see you. Take your time, okay?" "I guess I'll try working a little today." Anything in particular you want? See ya' later. "Y'know ＠しゅじんこうくん＠, I think it's time you learned how to forge stuff yourself." "You can buy your own forge right here." To build a forge you'll need--- "＠金０＠ Gold, ＠木０＠ Lumber, and ＠石０＠ Stone Material." "To build a crafting table you'll need---" "＠金１＠ Gold, ＠木１＠ Lumber, and ＠石１＠ Stone Material." "Oh, and you'll need ＋licenses＋ to use either." "You can get them at the ＋Order Symbol＋, so give it a try when you feel like it, 'kay?" "With this you'll be able to forge things. You'll need ＠金０＠ Gold, ＠木０＠ Lumber and ＠石０＠ Stone Material." "Looks like you don't have a forge license yet." "I'm afraid I can't give you this until you get one from the ＋Order Symbol＋." "With this you'll be able to craft things. You'll need ＠金０＠ Gold, ＠木０＠ Lumber and ＠石０＠ Stone Material." "Looks like you don't have a crafting license yet." "I'm afraid I can't give you this until you get one from the ＋Order Symbol＋." "Uh-oh. Looks like you don't have enough Gold." "Uh-oh. Looks like you don't have enough Lumber." "Uh-oh. Looks like you don't have enough Stone Material." Here ya' go. "I set it right next to you, so don't forget to take it home with you." "Oh, and here are a few easy recipes to start you off." "Yay! I learned the recipes for [＠アイテム０＠], [＠アイテム１＠] and [＠アイテム２＠]." "Yay! I learned the recipes for [＠アイテム３＠], [＠アイテム４＠] and [＠アイテム５＠], too!" "Yay! I learned the recipes for [＠アイテム６＠], [＠アイテム７＠] and [＠アイテム８＠], too!" "If you want to learn any others, go visit Porcoline and buy some ＋Recipe Bread＋, okay?" "Here are a few quick recipes for you." "Yay! I learned the recipes for [＠アイテム０＠], [＠アイテム１＠] and [＠アイテム２＠]." "Yay! I learned the recipes for [＠アイテム３＠], and [＠アイテム４＠] too!" "If you want to learn any others, go visit Porcoline and buy some ＋Recipe Bread＋, okay?" "Hmm. Looks like you're out of space. You'll need to throw something away." Anything else? "Oh yeah, you forge stuff in your spare time too, right?" "Here, have you tried using a hammer like this?" "Given those calluses, it looks like you're getting pretty good at forging stuff." "Here, if you try using your hammer like this, you'll get even better." "Y'know, you're getting really good at forging things." "If I had to nitpick something, I'd say try doing this here." "Looks like you're an expert at forging things now." "I bet you've gotten good enough to try this technique." "Whoa! I never knew you could do that with a hammer!" "Not too good at throwing things yet, are you, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" "Why don't you try tossing stuff out the window, like I do? Things like cares, work..." "You're getting better at throwing stuff, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "Why don't you try tossing yourself, next?" "You've got a pretty good throwing arm now, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "Guess it's time to start practicing how to throw your pride out the window!" "Wow, you're an expert at throwing things, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠!" "There isn't anything else I can teach you, so I guess it's time for me to throw in the towel!" "I'm tired of carrying this around. I guess I'll give it to you." So, there you have it. ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. "There's one common point that both throwing things and forging things share." "In both arts, the timing for when you give them up is very, very important." "How about you NOT give up and try working for once?" Yay! My Throwing Skill went up! Yay! My Throwing Skill went up! "Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Let me teach you a recipe." "I haven't used it in ages, but I think it could still be handy for you." Oh hey, ＠アイテム０＠. "How about ＠１＠ Gold for ＠０＠ ＠アイテム０＠?" "Uh, okay then. How about ＠１＠ Gold?" Oh well. Maybe next time. Great. I'll take it. Nah. Not today, I think. If I buy this now, then...Hmm... "Do you have anything else interesting?" "Thanks! This should help with my own shop." "I can make good use of this. Thanks." "Y'know, I guess anybody can be best friends with anyone, no matter what the age difference." Hmm? "At my age you make a whole lot of acquaintances, what with work and the shop." "But not a whole lot of friends, y'know?" "So someone like you is really extraordinary." I made a good friend too. Thank you. You think I'm your friend? "I'm glad. Let's keep this up for years to come, 'kay?" Yeah, let's. No, thank you. "Hey, now! Don't go saying stuff that makes me sad, okay?" "Sorry. I just couldn't help myself." Well, anyway... "Your memories are in your head, so I can't really help you dig them out." "But if there's anything else you need, just ask." ＠バド＠... "--The other townsfolk. I'm sure they'd be glad to help." ... ...And me, too. Huh? "So don't go trying to carry too heavy a load all by yourself, okay?" "Settle in, build a life here, and let your memories come back at their own pace." ...Okay. "Now, there's nothing wrong with being single. I kinda like it." "But there's something about watching a lovey-dovey couple that can make a body jealous." Don't you agree, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠? "Oh, hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. It's been a while since you last bought something." "Oh, hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. It's been a while." "How about you stop by a little more often? We can chat and you can buy stuff from me." Whoa. I actually won. "I guess all my ""hard work"" bore fruit, eh?" Congratulations. I'm sorry to hear that. Thanks. Ha ha ha! Happy New Year. Here. Your New Year's allowance. Thanks! "You're welcome. Gotta invest my capital in the right spots, y'know?" Huh? "By the way, how about you use that money to buy something from me?" "I recommend the most expensive thing you can find." "Hope to see you around more this year. And buying stuff more, too." It's the ＠カレンダー０＠. "That reminds me of the time when Forte wrecked all my blank blades." "She sure looked like a demon to me then." "When Forte gets serious, she focuses on one single thing and loses sight of everything else." "I figured if that happened to me it'd be dangerous, so I put everything serious away." Wait, what? "Y'know, I feel a lot better after getting hit by all those beans." "Now time to go use all this newfound energy to think up the easiest way to make money." "Oh hey, I knew there was something in the air. Tomorrow is the ＠カレンダー０＠." "The girls are going to have it so hard." "I hear a lot of people say that diets are actually bad for you." "Especially if, y'know, you aren't that fat." Um, who is he talking about? "I think it's a good idea for skinny folk to fatten up a little." "Maybe I'll go beat Forte at arm-wrestling again." "She needs to fatten up those ＋skinny arms＋ of hers before she can beat me." "If you buy something at my shop today, you might win tomorrow's festival!" "Of course, you still might lose it, too." "Um, so buying something doesn't change my chances at all, then?" ＠カレンダー０＠. ＠アイテム９＠. "Nope. I can only think of the most ordinary, boring sales pitches for that." "Maybe I should make that huge Wooly my mascot." "Yeah! The weapon shop that has the big, cute Wooly! That should grab customers' attention." "Woolies don't have anything to do with weapons, though..." Tomorrow's the ＠カレンダー０＠. Oh hey, I just got a great idea! "I bet you think I'm going to be up to no good again, don't you?" Um... "Y'know, I think Forte needs to try things outside her comfort zone more often." "Today's festival is a perfect chance for that, don't you think?" "The ＠カレンダー０＠. In other words, it's a festival centered around accuracy." "...And you're encouraging her to miss them all." "I really enjoyed snacking on all the turnips that missed their target." "Now, if I'm going to be a proper salesman, I've got to tell you this..." Did you buy armor for tomorrow? Again with the pitches! No, I don't need anything. Of course. "You don't have to buy it here, just be sure you have some ready, okay?" Wait, what? "See, Forte doesn't know how to hold back." "Maybe I should stock up on some healing medicines, too." "Looks like the festival wrapped up all safe and sound." Good. "It's a good year when everything ends peacefully." "Jones and Nancy are really good at all those quizzes." I'll give it my best! I won't lose that easily. That's the spirit. "And by sheer coincidence, I have here a great How To Win Quizzes book--" No thank you. So, the ＠カレンダー０＠, eh? "Speaking of, I've got a pencil here that'll answer any question you ask it. Just roll it and--" No thank you. That was a pretty intense quiz. "It was so hard, all of my Magic Quiz Answer goods were useless." "The ＠カレンダー０＠ is coming up tomorrow." "I can't wait to see who the town's new famous pair will be." The ＠カレンダー０＠ is today. "Still, I don't think selling pets is the right way to go." "I mean, today's festival is all about displaying how deep the bond you have with your pet is." ＠バド＠... So you DO have a heart! Are you feeling okay...? "Wow, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠, you can be really harsh when you want to be." "Gotta be sure you reward your pet for all the hard work he did today." "All work deserves fair and equal compensation." "And before you work, you should have a big dream to aim for!" "My dream is to live the easy life." Too small!! "For the ＠カレンダー０＠, you need a good fishing pole." "How about it? I've got lots of real good ones for sale." "Did you know there's an old proverb that equates good friends with fish and water?" Yes. No. Oh, okay. ... What, that's it? "While you're fishing is a great time to do some thinking." "After today, I'll have so many great ideas stocked up, I should be good for a while." The ＠カレンダー０＠ is coming. "Seems like a great time to get back to basics with a brand new ＠アイテム９＠." Not interested. "Oh hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Wanna buy one of my fishing poles?" "They're special poles that, depending on your skill, will help you hook a real whopper!" Um, that's a normal pole. More fast money schemes? "Hey, now. They do say that good calligraphers don't need to be picky about their brushes." "Though they say the very best calligraphers only ever use the very best brushes, too..." "You just completely contradicted yourself, you know." "Well, yeah. What's unusual about me coming up with new ways to make money without working?" It's like fish and water, y'know. "What, in that it smells fishy and you're in over your head?" "Here, let me teach you something important." "This is what you don't want to say if you ever come across a salmon walking on land--" "It had better not be, ""There's something fishy going on here.""" ... "So, uh, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠? Do you...have something against puns?" The ＠カレンダー０＠ is tomorrow. "I hope I can catch a whole barrel of 'em." "All right, time to catch even more!" "Y'know, every time I catch one of these, I always have to think..." "Squids look an awful lot like the head of a spear." "Guess that's why they seem to have such a stick up their--" Not another word. The ＠カレンダー０＠ is tomorrow. "If I catch more fish than I can eat, I'll just share them with Kiel and Forte." "I wonder what I'm going to do with all the fish I catch today." "See, Kiel isn't too fond of oily, smelly fish." ... "Well then, on to the next fishing hole!" "Wow. ＠バド＠ actually looked almost serious for a minute." I cooked all the fish I caught. "I caught so many, I'm going to need to share them with Kiel and Forte, so...might as well." The ＠カレンダー０＠ is tomorrow. "Well then, how to make some money today..." Work hard! What would you use it for? Well, you're no fun! "I dunno. I have fun thinking up easy ways to make money. Never thought much on how to spend it." "I just like having a goal I can give my all for." "Then I might learn something worthwhile that I can pass on to the next generation." "Well then, what do I want my entry to be this time?" "Might as well make it something that'll be good advertising, I guess." "Darn. If I'd won, that would've been a great bit of advertising!" "Oh well. It was fun, so I guess it's all okay." Oh, hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠! "Are you ready for the ＠カレンダー０＠ tomorrow?" Bado Calendar Speaking of veggies... "Forte wasn't real fond of them for the longest time." "But then I guess she decided she wanted to grow up fast, so she learned to like them." "Though the thought that eating your veggies makes you an adult is childish in and of itself..." "Well, that was an entirely expected result." "Man, seeing that many great veggies all in one place together is pretty neat." "Maybe I'll make my entry for tomorrow's festival...a ＠アイテム９＠!" "But what if, instead of just a ＠アイテム９＠, I made something even more delicious like ＠アイテム８＠ instead?" "But then again, Forte can't stand spicy things. I'd have to make it pretty mild for her." "I made sure I got everything prepared in time for today." "It's funny. Spend too much time getting ready for a thing..." "...and sometimes you just want to use something completely different when the day arrives." Yeah, my veggie was pretty spiffy. "Though I couldn't tell you exactly what made it spiffy, mind." The ＠カレンダー０＠ is tomorrow. What should I take this year? The ＠カレンダー０＠ is today. "When you think of winter veggies, ＠アイテム９＠ is the first thing that comes to mind." But what do I wanna do... "Yeah, that was a pretty fun festival." "People should always take on contests like that with everything they've got." ＠カレンダー０＠ starts tomorrow. "It's the season when normal shops put out normal swimsuits for sale." "But I've never run a ""normal"" shop." "Uh-oh. He seems awfully confident in himself..." "I'm not going to put swimsuits up for sale this Summer." "I mean, doing something other shops already do isn't going to make me any money, right?" ＠カレンダー０＠ is tomorrow. Not much left to this year. "Man, my shop sure buried the needle in the red this year!" "Trying to make up the difference through odd jobs was tough!" "Odd jobs"? Time to shift priorities? "Yeah. I have some old connections who send over some good, quick jobs every now and again." "Most of them just involve me putting on armor and standing in one spot for a few hours, though." Nah, I don't think so. "It's my dream to find an easy way to make money selling things, after all." "Working toward that is fun, really. It doesn't feel like ""work"" at all." The ＠カレンダー０＠ is tomorrow. Fireflies, eh? Aren't they pretty? Thinking of more schemes? What's wrong? Yeah, that they are. You could say that, yeah. Hmm? "Oh, sorry. I was just doing a little reminiscing, is all." Oh, okay. Reminiscing? Yeah. "Some time ago, I had a friend who ran a weapon shop." "I was a knight at the time, and I had him make my weapons." "One day, he said something to me that I still remember..." """To you,"" he said, ""weapons are necessary to kill your enemy.""" """But to me, they're necessary to keep my family alive.""" "I was really struck by that. It made me wonder why he said it." "It bugged me so much I started a weapon shop myself to see if I could find out." "I kept looking and looking for that answer and, when I turned around, here I am today." "Life can be a really funny thing, eh?" "Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Have you asked anybody to go with you yet?" "If there's someone you want to have watch with you, you need to ask ahead of time, okay?" "See, the scenery and what you watch can change depending on who you see it with." "Man, the fireflies really are pretty." So that's it for the festival. "Some time ago, I made a promise with a friend to go watch them together." "But back then I was really busy all the time, so our date kept getting pushed back." "Eventually it got pushed back so far we just never got around to it." "To this day I have to wonder if what I did back then was right, or if I should've made time." "Maybe it would've been better if I weren't so serious about what I was doing." A firefly's light is so fleeting. "But isn't it always the fleeting, fragile things that stick with you the longest?" ＠カレンダー０＠ is tomorrow. "I bet you're expecting something, aren't you, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" "I'll be expecting one, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." Wha?! Ha ha! Just kidding. "But I bet you've got someone you actually want to give one to, right?" Hmm? Is this for me? Thanks! I appreciate it. "Hmm. Candy weapons didn't sell too well, but maybe candy armor will do better." "Oh, hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. If you aren't yet ready for ＠カレンダー０＠ tomorrow, I have--" Nooooot interested. Wait, today's ＠カレンダー０＠. "＠しゅじんこうくん＠, are you secretly a boy...?" What gave me away? Go choke on your failure. Ha ha ha! That was a good one! "Ha ha ha...Well, that joke went over like a lead balloon." Wait, today's ＠カレンダー０＠. "＠しゅじんこうくん＠, don't tell me you secretly have a crush on me...!" Oh no, you found me out! No, but I WILL crush you! Ha ha ha! That was a good one! "Ha ha ha...Well, that joke went over like a lead balloon." "Oh, hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Perfect timing." Here. "It's leftovers from a practice batch I did." "I've got a few others lying around, so I might give them to you at some point too." "Oh yeah. Today's ＠カレンダー０＠, isn't it?" "Did you get a present from the one person you really wanted already?" "Did you give a present to the one person you really wanted to already?" "That legend about making wishes on stars is found in a whole lot of places, strangely enough." "I guess people just like to believe there's someone up there in the heavens." "I can't really think of anything to wish for, myself." "Yeah, I want to make easy money, but thinking up crazy ways to do that is too much fun." So, you gonna make a wish? "There were lots of pretty stars up in the sky, but I didn't make a wish on any of them." "I do have my dreams, but I'm not one to go asking someone just to hand them to me." "Making my dream come true with my own hands is way more fun." "I'll find an easy way to make a lot of money someday on my own." "If you had simply left off that last sentence, that would have been an impressive speech." "All right, time to make sure I won't have to do any work tomorrow!" The ＠カレンダー０＠ is tomorrow. "...I have to say, this one isn't my favorite." Oh, great. "I've been told I'd better put out a good effort today." "Though I usually go into these things determined not to do all that much work at all." "But you WILL try your hardest today. Am I clear?" Uh... "Well, losing after you give it your all isn't all that fun, y'know..." "...He says with a bright, sunny smile on his face." The ＠カレンダー０＠. "Y'know, Kiel's one of the better cooks around here." Heh heh... So today's the ＠カレンダー０＠. "Maybe it would be a good idea not to let Forte participate in this one." "If you have something you wish to say, say it. Clearly and where I can hear you." "Because everything you cook is terrifyingly bad." GURK! "Cooking with love does make the food taste better, but you do need at least a little skill." "Otherwise there's no explaining what happens when Forte goes into a kitchen." "I think her way of expressing her love is just too unique for us to understand." ... "Um, I think that's enough, you two." I came to chat. Show me the weapons/tools. Show me the accessories. Show me the bargains. I want a forge. I want a crafting table. Quit. Buy. Don't buy. Talk Are you okay? Stand back a little. Stay close. Hold still. Let's split up here. Nothing. ＠カレンダー０＠ Restaurant General Store Flower Shop Airship Blacksmith Observatory Lake My Room Where? Call to the Castle. Let's go on an adventure! Let's go on a date. I love you! It's nothing. "Hmm...they look mad right now. I should leave them be." Sure. Sorry. By the way... Hey, um... "Hmm...I was meeting someone at ＠０＠ hundred hours in ＠マップ０＠, right?" "Tomorrow is ＠カレンダー０＠. Maybe I can ask someone out on a special date." "...is what I would love to say, but I already promised to meet someone, so I can't." "We may be married, but we can still enjoy ourselves by going on dates." "Now isn't the time for that, is it?" Sell. A little more! Don't sell. "I have lots of handy items for sale! Please come have a look!" Welcome! ♪ Please take your time. ♪
"Although I can't help you get your memory back..." "...maybe I can offer help in other ways." ＠バド＠... "So you don't have to carry the burden all by yourself, you know?" "You can slowly get your memory back while living in this town." ...That sounds perfect. Hmm. I want money. ... "I had a dream in which I became a millionaire." But I spent it all... ...trying to get more money. ...Huh? "Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Will you take a look at this product?" Portable...Dirt Floor...? "Apparently it's a foreign item that's popular in the city." "You mean that...dirt-covered carpet?" "Huh? What's that small, dirt- covered carpet swatch you have in your hand?!" "Ta-dah! It's a mini ""Dirt Floor"" from a foreign kingdom!" "And it's PORTABLE! You can bring it anywhere you want!" ...Which would be nowhere... "Here's a new item. This stick helps you find a missing friend." It's called a Friend-- Stop. Just stop. "Why do you care so much about money, ＠バド＠?" Hmmm... "...'Cause there's money to care about." ...Why are you blushing?
|Would you do anything to earn|
|Nah, I wouldn't.|
|I started my store 'cause it's|
fun to earn money.
|I wouldn't bother if it weren't|
|Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Take a look|
|Well...that's one big bag.|
|The outside's hard enough to|
stop a Buffamoo. Makes you<br?feel protected, right?
|But good luck keeping anything|
you put in the bag from breaking.
|I think you're...putting the cart|
before the horse, Bado. To turn
"Ah, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠! Perfect timing!" "Will you take a look at this bracelet?" "Sure... Is it...kind of like a gauntlet?" Exactly. "It also looks great around your neck, too. In fact, it's the perfect neck decor!" "Kind of defeats the point of using it for protection, though." "You're putting the cart before the horse again. Like, WAY before." Why did you become a blacksmith? "I told you before. Because making money is awesome." "Yeah, but why a blacksmith in particular?" "Well, because I'm used to it. I guess." ...? "All my ink's gone redder than a fiery inferno. It's kind of mesmerizing to look at the books." "...You mean...your finances? Like, you're losing money?" "Exactly! Red's a prettier color than black, though, don't you think?" "Um, I don't think you should be happy about losing money..." "How's this: color-changing ink! It goes from black to red mere seconds after touching the paper!" "Uhh, I think the only use that could possibly have is to record the sales numbers of said ink..." "A whole bunch of new products arrived today." "Wow, they sure look heavy. Can you carry them all?" "...What? Are you carrying them all with one hand?!" Ehh, I do this everyday, kid. "Color me surprised. I would've never taken you to be that strong." "...Your honesty kinda hurts sometimes, you know." "I wonder why my stuff never sells." Who wants to buy blunt weapons? ... "Well, blunt weapons have their uses, you know?" "...You should try learning from your mistakes, rather than justifying them." Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. What should I do to get rich? Work. Work! Work, dammit! "Guess there's no way around it. Work it is." You read my mind. "Hmm, where can I find it, I wonder...?" What are you looking for? Well... "Have you heard of a food item that tastes like eyeglasses?" ?!?! "I've got a good stock of glasses for Arthur." Do you mind if I take a look? Sure, go ahead. Here...you go! "A whole box full?! (Just how far will your glasses fetish go, Arthur?!)" "Man, how do I get rid of all my overstock?!" "I think it's easier if you stop purchasing so much..." ... "How do I get rid of all my overstock?" Huh? "I think this world is made of love." ＠バド＠... I agree with you. Are you sick or something? Then... "...will you take this box full of glasses?" "Buy things you can actually sell, for once!" "You're always so relentless, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "You don't talk much about forging, do you?" "That's because my heart belongs to money." "Wow. You totally said that without even a moment's hesitation." "I once met a dwarf that loved forging more than anything else." He must be a diligent worker. "Well, I'm also always diligently trying to earn money, y'know?" So work for it. "The way people do work today will probably change completely in 10 or 20 years." "So don't you think it's better to consider the future of business, rather than focus on the present?" Think of the children! "I'm amazed at how unconvincing that was, ＠バド＠." "You're always so relentless, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." How's ＠子供ちゃん＠ doing? "Probably don't even need to ask, since ＠子供ちゃん＠ is always a burning fireball of energy." Haha... "Well, they always say...like father, like son." "＠子供ちゃん＠ reminds me of Forte and Kiel when they were little." "I'd often play with them when their father came to visit me." Kids are annoying creatures... "They're always so busy going back and forth between laughing and crying..." Annoying, yet extremely cute. "You can find the farm tools on the shelves. Press ＠字＠ to try switching through them." Good morning, ＠バド＠. Mornin'. "Mornin', ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. I'm feeling lucky today!" Haha... "Hi, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. How are you today?" Hi, ＠バド＠. Oh, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Hello there. Hello, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. "Oh, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Any money-making ideas?" "Huh? N-none that I can think of..." "Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠! I've got a great money-making idea to try today." Good luck with that. Evening. Good evening. Dammit, I'm in the red again! "You should get a good night's sleep and try WORKING HARDER tomorrow." "Evening. It was pretty slow today." "What nice weather. Today's gonna be a good one, I just know it!" I'm sure it will. Who works on rainy days? There's enough snow to sell... Uh, but who'd buy it? "That's quite a powerful typhoon..." "Maybe it'll blow something valuable into town." "What a crazy snowstorm. It's like there's a giant fan hidden some- where, just blowing it all in." "I... ...No. Just no." "Looks like it'll start raining later today." "Hey, ＠バド＠. Are you enjoying the weather?" Yeah, it's not bad. It's raining pretty hard. Not that it affects sales any! "The snow is as pretty as a gem right now. " "Ooh, not a bad sales line. You should go into advertising!" "Once this typhoon passes, I might find buried treasure." "If you do, it'll be something that belongs to someone else. So make sure you return it!" "There's so much snow. Too bad I can't sell any of it." "Who'd pay to get it when it's already all over the place?!" "Looks like it might start raining today." "I wish it'd rain cash instead. Paper money, preferably, since it would hurt less." "The cherry blossoms sure are pretty." "I just wish I could find some way to use them for my own gain..." "It's so hot today...do I get a day off?" Absolutely not. "Can't believe it's autumn already. Maybe I'll forge me a nice ＠アイテム９＠." "You don't forge food, you cook it. And please, just forge weapons. Do your job, dammit!" "It's gotten so cold. Maybe I'll use the forge as a fireplace." "No, please just forge weapons. Seriously. It's your job." "The falling flower petals are really beautiful. I wonder if I can sell them." Maybe ＠アイテム９＠... "It's so hot today...I almost want to sell the forge." What kind of blacksmith are you?! "Autumn's the season of the harvest. How's your field doing?" "I see G signs in your eyes, so I have no intention of answering you." "I can't forge because my fingers are frozen solid." A new excuse for every season... "It's nice to hear the insects singing at night." "Let me guess...you're looking for a way to sell them?" The fireflies sure are beautiful. Please don't sell them. "The fallen leaves are pretty... But no, I won't sell them." "The winter skies are nice and clear...like my soul." Say what?! "Choose your child's name carefully. It'll be your first responsibility as a parent." "Whenever you decide to make your child run errands, be sure and send the little tyke to my store!" "How's Forte doing? Take good care of her, 'cause she tends to push herself way too hard." "How are you holding up? Whenever you feel sick, be sure to let Kiel know." "Don't forget to tell me when the baby's born!" "I hear Porcoline's dishes were recognized by a gourmet." "Forte told me to follow his example and work harder to please the customers." I just want... "...to slowly enjoy the rest of my life, doing what I please." "Taking breaks here and there, and getting scolded at times... Is that so wrong?!" "Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Will you take a look at this?" "This is the hat Illuminata was wearing when she finally solved a case..." ...I think. You're not selling it, man. "Kiel brought a piece of charcoal..." ...and told me to try eating it. "Is it some sort of advanced coal- based dessert or something?" "That Kiel's brain is always ＋cooking＋ up new ideas, I tell you!" ... "Have you heard that embarrassing song that's been so popular lately?" I've got to say... ...I sure do miss being young. "I just happened to see Clorica working without falling asleep." "It kinda motivated me to work normally for a change. Imagine that!" Shrug it off. Act extremely surprised. Did it, now? Hmmm... ... "Huh? That's it? That's all you got?" WHAAAAAAAAAT?! "...You don't have to be THAT surprised..." "Yesterday's bath was ridiculously hot." "For some reason it felt tingly on my skin, too, like something was in it..." But maybe it's just me. "I didn't know they had a competition for butlers." "I wonder if there's one for blacksmiths too." You're asking the wrong person... "Doug's a caring child...or maybe it's just that Blossom is really loved." "I wonder who'd carry me if I fell..." Erm... ...I suppose... Oh ＠フォルテ＠! You'd carry me?! "I'd do the same if you fell, Bado!" ＠キール＠... "Oh, man...I'm actually really happy now. I had no idea!" Isn't that nice, ＠バド＠? "Judging from reactions to my daily behavior, I was totally not expecting that." "Don't sound so proud about that part!" "It seems like there's an event to jump off the airship..." Are you participating? I smell money. I might actually consider it. Hmm... "Money-making schemes are worth it if they're fun even when they fail..." "...but I'm not quite sure about this one." I might have to pass. "What should I offer Lady Ventuswill...?" "It's hard to come up with something worthy of a god..." "I might use this as an offering for Lady Ventuswill." Ta-dah! "A stupid item I found the other day." Ugh... Are you heading to the forest? "You should stop by my ＋smithy＋ located on the ＋west side＋ sometime." "It's open...whenever I feel like it, pretty much." "Eh-hem. Your store should always be open, whether or not you're in the mood to run it." Hahaha... "Oh, feel free to shop around, even when I'm not there." Wha...? Amber... She looks as gullible as Kiel. "Don't get me wrong, I'm only saying that because I'm worried about them both!" "A ＋haunting voice＋ coming from the ruins..." "With this ＋holy earplug＋, you can block it out without any trouble!" That's a regular earplug. What's so holy about it? "And it sells for the exact same price as a regular earplug!" "Then how ISN'T it a regular earplug?!" "I lined it with ＋silver＋, you see!" "...Which makes the lining more expensive than the earplug." Aren't you losing money, then?! "It seems like someone was taken to the clinic." "If they need more help, I'd be happy to close up my store and go lend a hand." "I'm always ready to close my store at a moment's notice!" BADO? Hahaha... ... "Looks like we have another new member in our community." "If only these newbies would bring some money-making ideas with them..." "This ＠アイテム９＠ may look like an ordinary sword..." "...but it moves toward the enemy on its own." ...When it feels like it, anyway. Sounds...legit. "An ordinary day isn't necessarily a day where nothing of note happens..." "...but more just a calm, problem- free sort of day." "So now that Lady Ventuswill has fallen..." "...all we can do is face that situation and try to move forward." Let's just do our best...y'know? ＋Rune Sphere＋? "A faintly shining blue gem, you say?" Don't think I've seen one. "If you're talking about rumors, though, you should go see Kiel." ＋Rune Sphere＋? "A faintly shining blue gem, you say?" "Sounds like it'd fetch a high price. But it's something important to you, right?" "Understood. I'll let you know if I find it." "The ＋Forest of Beginnings＋... I'll try asking some old friends." Sorry I can't help you right now. Stay safe, all right? "I'm glad that Lady Ventuswill's getting better." "It's such a relief, I just want to relax and call out from work for a while!" Bado... Hahaha... "I had no idea how fun Lady Ventuswill really was." But... What is it? No. Whatever it is...no. "I'm wondering if it's okay to do business with Lady Ventuswill." I probably shouldn't, right? ...I haven't said anything! We've gotta do something. "I'm not sure what's going on, or what the right thing to do might be...but we have to act." We'll be protecting the town. Let me know if you need any help. "I'm worried about Lady Ventuswill." I hope she's all right... "Well, we've each gotta play our parts and do what we can." "Looks like the Sechs are up to something." "And Lady Ventuswill's not doing so hot..." "But when I look at you, I know there's nothing to worry about." "Tell me if you need me. I'd be willing to lend a hand... most of the time." "I heard about a floating island, but I don't know anything else about it. A tourist spot, maybe?" "For future reference, I might go check it out. Though I'd have to leave the store..." "Bado. Have you heard the phrase, ""Putting the cart before the horse""? I would assume you have." Hahaha... "I know you're strong enough to win against the Sechs." No doubt about it. "I'm as sure of that as I am that I'll always be a slacker!" "We just gotta do what we can for the moment." "I mean, giving it our all is pretty much all we can give it!" "I'm pretty sure one of the top tasks we've got, too, is just... to believe." "It's been a while since Lady Ventuswill went away." Sometimes I feel like... ...she's still at the castle. "...Maybe she'll come back one morning, like nothing ever happened, y'know?" Oh, yeah... "Why don't you take this, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "You're about to go save Lady Ventuswill, right?" "I'm sure this'll be somewhat useful for you." "Selphia just wasn't the same without Lady Ventuswill. " Is it ready? "Yeah. Be careful, though. It's really sharp." Don't worry, I'm used to it! "I can't even count how often I've cut my fingers while cooking." "All right. But I'm talking REALLY sharp, though, so just...be extra careful, okay?" "...Hey, I've got something kinda handy for you. You interested?" What is it? "It's a magical cloth that makes anything shiny." Wow! It actually costs 5000 Gold... "But I'll give you a special discounted rate of 600 Gold!" Whaaat?! Mm, I'm just...not sure... "...You need to learn to question things when they sound too good to be true, Vishnal." Huh? It's time to close the store. N-no! Wait! "Let's persevere just a bit longer yet!" What a strange conversation... Hey, Vishnal? "Will you watch my store for a bit?" You shouldn't ditch work, Bado. No, hear me out. "I'm asking this only because I see a certain...talent in you." Y-you do...? "Yeah, absolutely. You seem like you'd be a natural!" Th-then how can I say no? By the way, Vishnal? Yes? "You really, really need to start questioning other people. Naivete isn't a good trait for a butler!" ...Huh? "Looks like you've got a nice table right there." "Maybe I'll use one too, as a dining table." "That's a nice, firm-looking chair." "Hmm...I might consider getting one as a new resting chair." "Let me see that fine barrel you've got. Is it filled with liqueur?" Oho, is that a brazier? "Why did you buy that? Were you tricked or something?" Margaret "You seem like someone who'll make some pretty sounds, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "Huh? Sounds? (Whaaat is she implying here?)" GYEH?! ...Yep, I was right! "You definitely have a nice yelp. I can tell that you're a nice person, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." F-from just that?! "Don't underestimate my senses as an artist! We know a pleasant sound when we hear one." "I'm not sure if being an artist has anything to do with that." "What else can you tell by hearing different sounds, ＠マーガレット＠?" Let's see. For example... *KACLUNKLE* Aha! What was that? It was 15 meters away... ...and 2 meters off the ground... "Someone must've tossed an empty ＋can＋ on the ground." "What? You can seriously tell all that from just that little noise?" There's no way-- "It was over that way! Whoever you are, STOP LITTERING IN MY TOWN!!" Wh-whoa! She's serious... "My schedule today includes playing tour guide for an out-of- towner..." ...picking up some garbage... "...and writing a new song to play at the restaurant!" All in all... "...not bad. Seems like an easy day." What?! "I want to play music that'll make everyone happy." That sounds good to me! "What kind of music do you think I should play?" Something joyful. Something mellow. Something explodey. Perfect! I'll write a joyful song, then. Mellow music... "Yeah, keep the mood soft and easy. I like it!" I don't know about that one... "Hey, you've got a bed hair thing going on." Huh? Don't move. ...There. All better! Th-thanks. I'm really bad at fishing. Are you? "I don't know why. It just never goes well for me." "When I feel a ""shunk,"" I try to ""swish"" and ""ungh""..." "...but it always ends up ""kersplashing"" away..." ???? "Have you gotten used to this town yet?" Do you still get lost? "Don't walk around late at night, okay?" I-I'm fine, don't worry... "Come see me if you have any concerns at all, you got it? ♪" Th-thanks. I will. I really hate ＋squids＋... Why? Because...they're just gross. Like...they're so slimy! "Ngh...I don't even want to think about them..." "My birthday is day ＠０＠ of ＠キャラ０＠." Good to know. "I'm expecting fresh fruit as a birthday present, you got that? ♪" "I love watching the seasons change." Yeah, me too. "And seasonal ＋fruits＋ are delicious!" You seem to really like fruit. You bet. I can't get enough! "Personally, I love ＠しゅじんこうくん＠ more than fruit!" ... "It must take a lot of effort to keep the castle clean. I should help out sometime." That's nice of you. Can you clean my room too? Not really. "We all help each other out in this town." "I've received my fair share of help from others, so it's the least I can do." Hey! That's your job, buddy! Do you know what "elves" are? Elves? Yep. Take a look at my ears. "They're uniquely shaped, right? It's the telltale sign that you're dealing with an elf!" U-um... "...Does it scare you? That...I'm an elf...?" Not at all. ＠ヴォルカノン＠ does, not you. Really? Phew, that's a relief. "Haha, seriously? You're scared of Volkanon?!" Yes, very much. "Compared to him, elves might as well be puppies!" "Phew...I'm glad to hear that... I think..." Ugh... I can't do this! Wh-what's wrong? ...I'm stuck. Writer's block. "Writer's block? In your music, you mean?" ...Yeah. "The harder I try, the worse it gets." "*SIGH*... What kind of music should I make...?" Rhythmic pop songs. Sweet love songs. Explodey songs. Rhythmic... "Yep. Write a happy song, and you'll feel better!" "You're right... Thanks, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." Good luck! A love song, huh? "That seems...kind of embarrassing." Do you really think I can do it? ＠マーガレット＠, I know you can. Okay...I'll try. What does that even mean? Why did I bother asking you?! S-sorry. "...Well, it might be a good idea after all, honestly. I'll give it a shot." Huh? Thanks for the other day. Hmm? "I asked for advice about music, remember? And you totally helped me get over my writer's block." Really? That's great! "So what kind of song did you end up writing?" Uh... I-it's a secret... O-oh... Forte's a little too formal... "But I love how she's always so honest." She's so cool and collected... "...I actually find her really attractive...I mean, in general, of course!" I can hear you, Meg... That's why I'm saying it! ♪ "You're taller than me, aren't you?" Huh? A-am I...? *STARE*... Err, you're so...close. Hmm. *STARE*... (I'm jealous...) She's not listening... "People tend to think Porco's kind of weird, but he's actually a pretty dependable guy." Oh yeah? "In the future, I want to marry someone like Porco." Does that mean... You love ＠ポコリーヌ＠? You like fat guys? Ahaha, I do love him... ...but not quite in that way. Hey...don't make fun of him! I-I didn't mean to... Lumie's always so reckless. "When I see someone like that, I can't help but meddle!" "Even though she's older than me, I almost feel like she's my younger sister..." "Maybe I'll write a song about you, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." Who? Me?! Yep. "Then...can I hear it when you're done?" "Absolutely not. I changed my mind. No song!" WHA?! "Hey, there's something stuck in your hair." Huh? ...Hmm? You've...grown taller. U-um...＠マーガレット＠? Ahh! "Oh, s-sorry, was that too close? Haha...haha..." That's okay. Did you...get it? Huh? Uh...I think so. Good. Thank you. "...You're welcome... (Whew, that was awkward...)" For some reason... "My rhythm is affected whenever I'm with you." Hmm? How so? "＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Be quiet for a moment. I want... to listen." H-huh?! *KATHUMP* *KATHUMP* *KATHUMP* "Oh, I guess it was you, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "I'm not sure I understand... but is everything okay now?" Yes. "*KATHUMP* *KATHUMP* Huh?" "*KATHUMP*. ...I know." "*KATHUMP* *KATHUMP* This feeling..." "*KATHUMP* *KATHUMP* *KATHUMP* It must be..." Friendship! "You've been acting really strange, ＠マーガレット＠." *SIGH*... What's the matter? "The other day, I was feeling a bit sluggish..." "...and I fell down while I was carrying a drink." So you dropped it? Yeah. Right on my head. I took a bath right afterward... "...But I'd gotten it ALL OVER ME. Like, EVERYWHERE. So I'm afraid I might've missed some. Do I smell?" You're fine. A little bit... You actually smell better. Phew! Thank goodness. Time for another bath, then! Wh-wh-what?! "You're a really strong and independent person, you know that?" A-am I? "I was born in an artistic family..." "...where everyone says and does whatever they want." "That's probably why I felt like I needed to be strong." I see... "To tell you the truth...I want to lean on you even more." "...Or not! Hee hee... I just wanted to try out that corny line and see how it sounded!" Do you sing, ＠マーガレット＠? Oh, I love singing. "But I don't sing as much as I used to, now that I write music." "I used to always sing in front of my sister." Do you ever miss home? Hmm...not really. "I have Porco, and lots of other friends here." Including you, of course. "So I've actually never felt lonely." That's good to hear. "I've heard of a town that's protected by a large tree..." "...blooming with beautiful flowers." I'd love to go see it one day. "What kind of music have you been writing?" A serenade... What IS a serenade, exactly? E...err... "Oh! Look behind you! It's a Wooly doing a leekspin!" Huh!? Where?? ... What are you doing? "Oh, I was just reading a letter from my sister." "She taught me a spell to ""cheer on the one you love""..." "But it might not work, the way it is now." I know...how about I modify it? "So, I've learned a new magic! Next time we go on a journey together, I'll show it to you!" "Where do you wanna go today, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" You're a very active person. Ahaha...I just can't stay still. ... ...I'd get too nervous. "＠しゅじんこうくん＠...do you want to hold hands?" H-huh?! Here. ...! ... ... ...Did that hurt? Not at all. OWWWWWW. "Then let's stay this way for a while..." Oh no! ...I'm so sorry. "It's dangerous to go outside the town with all these monsters." We should be extra careful. I'll protect you. Will you protect me? ...! "...Sometimes you're too smooth... It's not fair..." "...Doesn't the guy usually protect the girl? (Not that I'm saying no...)" Time flies when I'm with you. I wish it could last forever... "Um, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠? When did you start...erm..." ...loving me? Since the day we met. Gradually over time. One day, all of a sudden. I don't remember. R-really?! "Th-the day we met...? That seems so cliched and... embarrassing..." I see. "So you found good qualities in me and kind of...latched onto them, huh?" Really? "Wh-when could that have been...? Hmmmm..." Awwww... Because I've always loved you. ...WH-WH-WHAAAT...?! Bedhead GET! What? "You need to comb those beautiful locks a little better. You're my boyfriend, you know?" O-okay. "There we go. All better. Have a nice day, now, okay?" Ah...! What is it? "＠マーガレット＠, you've got an acute case of bedhead. And I do mean ""a cute""!" WHA?! Hold still. "O-okay... (*KATHUMP* *KATHUMP*...）" There we go. It's fixed now. Th-thank you... I have this feeling... Hmm? "...that if I wrote a song right now, it would be amazing." Why's that, exactly? "Well...I've found something that's really important to me..." ＠しゅじんこうくん＠...um... What is it? Do you love me? I do. ... ...! "I didn't think you'd say it so unflinchingly like that...it's not fair!" ...? I hate you ＠しゅじんこうくん＠... J-just kidding, ＠マーガレット＠. ＠マーガレット＠. Hmm? Do you love me? Here's a squid. WHA?! "You asked me the same question the other day." Whether I love you or not. "It's not fair that you're the only one who gets to ask." I don't love you... What?! ...I ADORE you. Bye now! AHHHHHHHHH!! "Wh-what were you thinking?! Don't ever do that to me again!" ... Is something wrong? "Um, no. I was just thinking about the future." Oh? What kind of future? Well...with you...erm... I-it's nothing! ...? I remember Nancy telling me... "...that it's important to say ""I love you"" out loud..." ...Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠? What's up? Um...well... ? I...I... I...l-l-love...singing! ...Huh? What IS music, really? Huh? Why do you ask? S-sorry. I was just wondering... ...about the power of music. "For example, can music save the world? Or hurt someone?" Hrm... Depends on the listener. No, it can't. Huh? "It could do anything, depending on the person listening to it." "Though a good composer can impart meaning into a song, to be subtly delivered to every listener." "So you're the one who'd be choosing your own direction, ＠マーガレット＠." "...It's up to me, then...? Maybe you're right." "Thank you. I think you may have given me just the inspiration I need." "I think that's the wrong way to look at things." Huh? "It's not the music that has power, but the people who create it." "So it's all up to you, ＠マーガレット＠, to create music that really touches its listeners." "...It's up to me...? Maybe you're right." "Thank you. I think you may have given me just the inspiration I need." "It's nice how you're always thinking about others." Th-th-that's not true! ...I'm actually always scared. Huh? "Scared that I'll be rejected... or worse." "That's why I hesitate reaching out to others." "Then...why do you still reach out?" "I don't know...maybe I'm just being a hypocrite." That's not true! Well...maybe you are... ＠しゅじんこうくん＠... It's because you're so kind. "I believe you in you, ＠マーガレット＠." "...Thank you. I'm sorry, I can't seem to stop crying..." ... ...but what's wrong with that? Huh? "Because you reach out, you touch a lot of souls, and many are saved by that touch." "So I believe in your actions, ＠マーガレット＠." ...Or rather, I believe in YOU. ...＠しゅじんこうくん＠... "Thank you...I believe in you, too..." YES! What a perfect day! Good news? "Well, ever since I've been dating you, I've been writing wonderful music." "So let's keep our relationship and my inspiration burning strong again today." "Because I love you, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠!" HUH?! "Hee hee, I caught you off guard, didn't I? ＠字＠" *PANT* *PANT*... Yes! I did it! "Porco's got a lot of things hidden away in the restaurant..." Like what? "Food, so he can sneak bites here and there when no one's looking!" It's ridiculously obvious. "So if you find anything, feel free to take it!" O-okay... Hee hee, yes! ♪ You look happy today. "I bought a foreign music score through Arthur." "I've wanted it for so long, and am really happy it's finally in my hands!" "That sounds really cool! Congrats on finally getting your hands on it, ＠マーガレット＠!" Thanks! "Hard to believe I'm a married woman. Words can't even begin to describe how happy I am..." Can't be as happy as I am! Congratulations! Eheh... Tee hee hee... Thank you! "Although...you're the one I married, so is that really an appropriate sentiment?" "Just looking at your face makes me so immeasurably happy. ♪" "No, no...I need to keep myself together!" Ahh, but I can't stop smiling... "I'm worried about the restaurant..." You mean ＠ポコリーヌ＠? "I guess the only thing to do in this situation is play a lot of good music!" "And I'll bring in so many customers, he'll be too busy to eat!" Hey, that might actually work! "But...I'm not sure if I can really do it..." Believe in yourself! It might be hard. ＠しゅじんこうくん＠... All right, I'll try my best. "Will you help me, though, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" Huh? How? ...You can dance by my side. Err... "We should go out on a date next time it's sunny." Sure! I'd rather relax at home. Even if there's a typhoon! Ask me anytime, okay? ♪ ... "...You don't like the sound of that?" Do you mean...together? Yes. ...Then that might be fun. "That's the spirit! Who cares about some dumb little typhoon anyway?!" ... You're serious, huh? You know... ...I want to be with you forever. Of course. That's... We'll always be together. Hee hee... Man... "Ever since I married you, I can't stop smiling..." "...That's what? Don't you dare say it's impossible!" "That's...for sure. I promise that I'll always be with you." ＠しゅじんこうくん＠... Don't scare me like that! "I haven't had trouble writing music these days at all." You haven't? Nope. It's probably because... ...I've got you by my side. Only probably? Hee hee! No worries! ♪ "Try not to stay up so late, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." You might get sick. All right. "Oh, and don't eat too much, either. Okay?" And...and... ＠マーガレット＠... Oops, I'm sorry. I just...you know... There's something in your hair. Huh? ...There. I got it. Have a great day, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Thanks. You too. "You know...since I'd been living by myself..." "...it's struck me just how nice it is to see you when I'm home." "I can hear some good music coming from your soul, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "Huh? From me? I don't hear anything..." You just have to listen closely! "I can hear it perfectly from here. It's a wonderful melody." ＠マーガレット＠...I can't move... "＠しゅじんこうくん＠... Wanna hold hands?" S-sure. Hyaa! ...! ... ... "...It doesn't hurt this time, does it?" Nope. THEPAINMAKEITSTOPHOLYCRAP I've...evolved. Evolved...? Whaaat?! "Hand strength is such a hard thing to judge, I suppose..." "Doesn't you ever get lonely at night?" Not really. I know what you mean. Maybe it's just me... "But I don't have to feel lonely..." "...because you're with me, ＠マーガレット＠." "...Thanks. I feel the same about you. You're the cure for the lonely night. Hee hee..." So...please stay with me...okay? "I wonder how everybody's doing back at the restaurant." "They can't keep their rooms clean, you know." We should travel together. "Have you heard of a town called Sharance? I really want to go there. ♪" ＠しゅじんこうくん＠! I...erm... ...Yes? I...l-l-love... ...? ...To be continued... What the...? Today's the day! For what? I...I... ...? I..love you. Ditto. Really? No...you have to say the words. I love you too. Urk... ...What's wrong? I'm sooo happy... I really am! "But...no matter how often I say it...it's still embarrassing..." "＠子供ちゃん＠'s much bigger now, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "What a miracle. I'm actually crying!" ＠子供ちゃん＠ was saying... ..."I love Daddy." "Porco seems to really love ＠子供ちゃん＠." He's almost like a real grandpa. "＠子供ちゃん＠ will grow up to be a musician, don't you think?" I think so. What about farming? "Yeah, I knew you'd seen it my way! I'm going to try hard to mentor the little maestro!" Farming, huh...? "Growing up seeing how hard Daddy works, it's certainly possible." ＠子供ちゃん＠ has grown so much. "We should eat together at the restaurant every now and again. It's always there for us, y'know!" "Have you been making friends with the monsters?" "They might befriend you if you give them food." "As long as there's space in the Monster Barns, anyway!" "When you'd like to move a monster from one barn to another..." "...just bring the monster over to the destination barn and tell it to go home." *SNEAK*... Gyaaaagh...! "I-it's way too high...! D-don't let go, please...!" Good morning. How are you? "Good morning! I'm doing quite well, thanks for asking!" "Let's start the day with a greeting! Good morning!" Good morning. Are you awake? Good morning! Yeah, good morning. Oh! Good morning, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠! Morning, ＠マーガレット＠. Hello. Hi! Hi, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Hi, ＠マーガレット＠. Good evening. Evening. "This town may be peaceful, but be careful if you go out at night." Okay, I will. Another day coming to an end... Yeah. What a great morning! It sure is. "I...I can hear the thunder... and it's close!" "Morning. I hate rainy days, don't you?" Come on, it's not that bad! "Good morning. The snow's really beautiful, isn't it?" It really is. "Morning. Typhoon time! Will you be okay?" "Don't worry. I'll be extra careful!" "Good morning. The snowstorm's here! Will you be okay?" "Don't worry. I'll be super careful!" "Good morning. Pretty dark sky out there, huh?" "Yeah. I guess we might be getting some rain..." "Runeys are so cute...oh, sorry! Good morning!" "Good morning. And don't worry! I completely agree. They're adorable!" "It looks like there's a typhoon coming. " "Hello. The weather's really nice today, isn't it?" Yeah, it really is. "I...I can hear the thunder... and it's close!" "Morning. I hate rainy days, don't you?" Awww, cheer up! "Hello! The snow's really beautiful, isn't it?" It really is. Typhoon time! Will you be okay? "Don't worry. I'll be extra careful!" "The snowstorm's here! Will you be okay?" "Don't worry. I'll be super careful!" "Hello. Pretty dark sky out there, huh?" "Yeah. I guess we might be getting some rain..." "Runeys are so cute...oh, sorry! Hello to you!" "Hello. And don't worry! I completely agree. They're adorable!" "Good morning. It's pretty warm today, huh?" Morning. It sure is! "The sun's so bright in the summertime." "You should be careful, though. Don't want to get heatstroke!" "Good morning. The autumn leaves are sure beautiful, aren't they?" Yeah, they really are. "Wow, it's really freezing out there! Good morning." Good morning. Don't catch a cold! Hello. Lovely spring day, no? Hi. It is, isn't it? "Hello. The sun's so bright in the summertime, don't you think?" "Hello yourself! It is, but be careful you don't get heatstroke." "Hi there! The autumn leaves sure are beautiful, huh?" Yeah, they really are. Wow, it's really freezing today! "Be careful you don't catch a cold." "Hello. Be careful not to catch a cold at night, you hear?" Don't worry, I'll be careful! "It's probably too hot to sleep tonight." "Yeah, I'm not looking forward to trying." "Hello. Beautiful night, huh? The autumn leaves look amazing even now." Yeah, they really do! "Good evening. Another cold night, huh?" Evening. Yeah, it's freezing! "Pretty soon, you'll be Papa ＠しゅじんこうくん＠!" "And I'm about to become a mother. Or, wait...technically, am I already one?" How are you holding up? "Good. As healthy as ever, in fact! ♪" How are you holding up? "Just fine! Absolutely nothing to worry about. ♪" How are you holding up? "Don't worry so much! I'm going to be a mother, you know. So I'm strong as an ox right now! ♪" I can't wait to see our baby. Same here. Oh! The baby just kicked! Really?! Yep. Seems to be full of energy! "Please don't get hurt. Our baby would be very sad!" Okay, I'll be careful. This is your daddy! Haha...you're making me blush... "You're about to have a baby, right? Good luck!" "It's amazing that a new life's about to be born." Margaret "You're a new parent, you know! So good luck to you. You're gonna need it! Hee hee!" "Are you going to the forest? Do you have enough medicinal herbs? How about antidotes?" "Be sure to come back before it's dark, okay?" "Amber's so cute. ♪ I wonder if she's into fashion..." "Ngh...I hope the voice from the ruins is not a ghost." "Because if it is, Forte won't be able to fight it either...*SIGH*." "Does that person you found have a place to go?" "I think Porco's got an extra room at the restaurant..." "After discussing the matter with Porco, we decided to have Dylas stay at the restaurant." "Maybe he can stop Porco from eating everything the moment he makes it!" "*TREMBLE* *TREMBLE*... There are...no ghosts..." Are you okay? AHHH! GHOST!!! F-FORTEEE!!! HEEELP!!! W-wait! It's me!! "If Pico turns out to be the ghost, then that's not scary at all..." "But I'm still scared for Lady Ventuswill." "Have you ever heard of a blue, gem-like stone called a ＋Rune Sphere＋?" A blue, gem-like stone? "Hmm, I don't think so. I'm sorry..." "Oh, but I might've heard Dylas talk about something like that!" "I didn't know that there was more than one Rune Sphere." "So I really have no idea where the others might be..." "...I'm sorry I can't be of more help. I'll try asking the tourists, I guess..." "I'm sorry...I haven't heard back from my family yet." "*SIGH*...why does it always feel like it takes forever?" "Don't try to carry the burden all alone, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "Leon...a new member of our community." "Thank you for saving Lady Ventuswill, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠!" Hey, did you know? "Apparently, Lady Ventuswill loves pancakes! ♪" Isn't she so cute?! ♪ Is everyone all right?! Is everyone all right?! "Just tell me if there are children or elderly people who need help. I can carry them!" The Sechs Empire... "Will Lady Ventuswill be okay? Is there anything...I can do?" "I can tell that Lady Ventuswill's suffering..." "I wish music could save people's lives, because then I'd actually be useful..." "No, I should be more positive. I'll try to see what I can do." A floating island... "That's WAY TOO HIGH for me! Just the thought of it makes me tremble...!" "You're about to fight the Sechs, right?" "Don't push yourself too hard, okay? Please stay safe." "Make sure to come back before it gets dark. And...and..." "Try not to make us too worried. Because we all love you, you know!" Lady Ventuswill... "No, I shouldn't be sad. I should keep smiling...right?" Lady Ventuswill... "I'm sorry. I know that I'm supposed to keep smiling." But...it's just so hard... ...Heehee, sorry... "＠しゅじんこうくん＠! Take this with you!" "Let me know if there's anything I can do for you!" I'd be more than happy to help. Just anything, really! YES! Lady Ventuswill's back! Time to celebrate! "＠しゅじんこうくん＠, have you heard?" About what? "Porco's dishes have gained recognition by a famous gourmet!" That's fantastic! Right? Isn't it great?! Hee hee! "You almost seem happier than Porcoline himself." Lumie solved a case...?! "Who in the world is spreading such a lie?!" "Um, isn't that a little harsh, ＠マーガレット＠?" "Oh, Forte... She's just so hopeless when it comes to cooking..." "The other day she tried to make a ＋sandwich＋ and wound up with ＋vegetable juice＋..." What the...? WAAAAAAAAH?! Why is that song...?! What's going on?! Is something wrong? "M...my...old song...is somehow circulating through the town!!" "It's so embarrassing...I thought I'd locked it away in a very secure place! How'd it get out?!" WHY?! HOW?! WHEN?! WHAT DO I DO?! C-calm down... "If it's popular, it means that everyone likes it." Isn't that a good thing? M...maybe... But...it's still embarrassing... "Huh? I feel like Clorica's been awake for the whole day." "Wh-what's going on? And what's going to happen next?! This is unprecedented!" "You're being really harsh again, ＠マーガレット＠..." Yesterday's bath was so relaxing. "It warmed me all the way to the bone!" I wonder what was in it... "I heard Volkanon won the butler competition." "...What kind of competition was it, anyway?" Doug's such a sweet man. "He carried Blossom to the clinic all by himself." ...If... "...if something were to happen to Porcoline, I don't think I'd be able to carry him, honestly..." I'd help you. You could just drag him. "Let me know whenever you need help, okay? I'm always here for you." Really? Thank you! ♪ That might be the only choice... "Uhh...I was joking. I think it would be a lot better to ask for help!" "I hereby state my opposition to the jumping event!" NO JUMPING! NO JUMPING! Wh-why are you so against it? ... ...It's too high. ... "Hmm...what should I give Lady Ventuswill as an offering?" Would fruit work...? "She seems to have a sweet tooth, right?" "Maybe a ＋cake＋? Or some ＋cookies＋?" Let's tell scary stories! "Wh-what?! Why now, all of a sudden?!" "I just heard one from Volkanon. And it's a good one! I really want to share it with you." "Th-that's okay! You're welcome to keep it to yourself!" "Y-yeah, I don't want to hear something that might freak me out!" "And besides, Amber's right here, remember?" Actually, I'd like to hear it. ... "Is it about ghosts?" "If they're anything like you, it won't be much of a story." It was a dark and stormy night... Eeeek! M-Meg! "A boy who'd lost his memory came to the village." "He was disheveled, and hadn't eaten anything for days." """I need water,"" he uttered meekly." "And as if in response, a woman with a watering can suddenly appeared before him. Then..." ... Then what?! ...I don't remember. "Argh... I didn't want to hear it, but now that I've heard PART of it, I want to know the rest!" "Yeah, I think I'd have been better off without having heard any of that..." "Hey, Meg, what's your homeland like?" My homeland? I haven't heard of it either, no. "Yeah, I'd love to know more about it!" "Erm, well...the elven lands are located due north from here." "They're surrounded by lush forests. It really is a beautiful country." A beautiful country, huh...? """I'd love to visit there at least once, milady. Wouldn't you?""" Yeah, I think I would. "It's a lot like this. I'd love to invite you all for a visit sometime." Wow, that would be great! "Do you have some medicine for carelessness?" No, we don't. """How about smacking you upside the head at a forty-five degree angle?""" "I've never heard of such treatment before. It is... effective?" "Dare I ask what you did this time?" "Did you put sweet powder in the bath instead of bath salts?" "Honey would be better. That could be a real sensation!" "No, I'll bet it was something way more ridiculous...like squid!" Eww, no way! H-How did you know? "Wait, seriously? How does that even happen?!" "I brought squid into the bath by mistake. I realized it is wrong, but then...I trip. And splash." How dreadfully careless! "No, no! Clorica is the only one I will not let say such things to me! No, no, no!" "It's okay, Xiao Pai. I like you just the way you are!" Hmm? "Yeah. Don't sweat it. You look very natural and charming when you work." Oh? "I agree. You're great just as you are." "Flowers must be left to bloom on their own, after all." ...Shut it, Pico. "What? I didn't say anything!" "If you all say so, I will stay this way for a while..." Hrng...hrrrng... What are you doing, Forte? "Oh, erm...just indulging in some cool-down." Cool-what? "Is that some sort of chilled dessert?" "Umm...even though I'm not entirely sure what it is, I'm still going to say ""no"" to that." "Cool-down exercises. Like warm- ups, but they're done after working out instead of before." "It's important to stretch your muscles after engaging in any sort of strenuous activity." Ah, I see! "You have a really flexible body, Forte." Huh? You think so? """D-Dolly, milady! Look at me! I can bend my body to the ground!""" "That's less impressive when you don't even have a physical body anymore." """What does that have to do with anything?! It's still hard to do!""" "Yeah, Forte, you look so smooth and soft..." *STARE* "S-stop staring at me! I'm losing focus!" You are so adorable, Amber! Ha ha ha! Stop it! That tickles! It seems Meg is into Amber, yes? "I feel like I got a real sister! And she's sooooo cute!" They really do look like sisters. "Just like Dolly and me..." Cold and lifeless, you mean? "Just be careful you don't spoil her too much, Meg." "Oh yes, I picked a flower today, and brought it with me." Look! Isn't it beautiful? Ugh... Y-Yeah...cute... Are you okay, Forte? "Ha ha. Forte is the one who needs to be careful not to spoil people. Specifically, Kiel!" ... Dolce looks so...focused. What are you doing? Making clothes for Pico. "Wow, I wish I could make them so nice!" "Oh? You want a dress too?" "No, no, it is Dolce's fingers I crave." "I feel similarly, but what a strange way to say you envy someone's dexterity. " """So you guys are hopeless when it comes to sewing and knitting, huh?""" Ah...! I can't really deny that. "Pico! You shouldn't be saying things like that to people. You're no better at it!" She's not? "Well...I don't know, really..." Aha...ha ha... "Okay, it's time to close the restaurant! Let's start cleaning up!" Yes, Meg! Man, I hate this part... DYLAS? No ditching, okay? Urk...I know! "We're always in the red...'cause you won't stop eating, Porco!" Na ha ha ha! It's not funny! Has it always been like this? ...Yeah, pretty much. "It's a miracle the place hasn't closed down already." That's certainly true! "Whoa, hold up! This can't be right, can it? We actually made some profit today!" Really?! "Meg, are you sure you didn't miscalculate?" I'm positive! See for yourself! Wow...it's a miracle! I guess miracles do happen... YEEEEEAAAAHH!! We did it, Meg! Om nom nom... DON'T YOU DARE...!!! "This would be a regular occur- rence if Porco would just stop picking at all the food..." ... Why is he so quiet? Uhh, Porco? Hello? ...Huh? "Oh, I was just thinking about the past..." "I don't think I've heard all that much about your past. What was it like?" "I'm sure I have a portrait around here somewhere..." Ooh! Can I see? I'd like to see it too. Here we have it! All right! Let's check it out. HOLY...! "Is...is this you, Porco?! It looks like a total stranger!" It can't be! Who is this?! Hahahaha! "W-wait...who's that beautiful woman next to you!?" "She looks like an elf. Was she your girlfriend!?" HAHAHAHA! *STARE*... "Um, why are you staring at me, Porco?" "There's nothing fun about watching Margaret, believe me. I've tried it." Shut your mouth, Dylas! "You sure have grown into a beautiful woman, Margaret." Huh?! Pfft! H...hey, Porco! Cut it out! You're making me blush! "Are you all right, Porcoline? You must be exhausted..." ...Thanks a lot, Dylas. "Don't you agree with me, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" Of course! What? WHOA! Even you?! AHH!! My face is burning!! ...S-see? It's just you, Porco. "You know, come to think of it, I saw this odd couple hanging out by the restaurant the other day." Really...? Strange how, exactly? Well, I overheard them talking... "Man: ""Why don't we eat here?"" Woman: ""It looks expensive..."" Man: ""It'll be fine! My treat.""" "Woman: ""But... I'd feel bad."" Man: ""Really, it's my pleasure."" Woman: ""Can we split the bill?""" "Man: ""I can't let you do that."" Woman: ""And I can't let you pay!"" Man: ""But I was the one who...""" "They just kept going on and on like that. Back and forth, never reaching any conclusion." Is that... I thought, enough is enough... "...so I yelled at them to get the hell inside if they're eating." And then they just ran off. What is WRONG with you?! "That's not how you treat customers!" OUCH! Nice kick, Meg! [Received ＠アイテム０＠.] "The restaurant was pretty busy today." Yeah...I'm beat. "You gave it your all today, Dylas." Hmm...? Yeah, you're a great waiter. "Don't you think so too, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" Hey, don't ask around! Why not? I think he is. Not really. Wha? What are you saying?! Awww, don't be shy! "Admit it, hearing ＠しゅじんこうくん＠ compliment you made you happy!" "Dammit, let me clean and close the store already!" "Looks like there's a long way to go until you can impress ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "...Pfft. Who cares, anyway? ＠しゅじんこうくん＠'s not the boss of me..." Wow, it's so good! ♪ This tastes amazing. It's delicious! "I'm always impressed whenever I eat any of Porcoline's dishes." "Porco is the best cook ever, you know?" "This is very good. It's a meal fit for a thing!" I think you mean "king." "It seems we have a lot of fish today." We got fresh fish today! "Better watch out. Kiel might scream if he sees them." Wow. He dislikes fish that much? "Well, he'll eat it if it's broiled, but he has a strong dislike of the way raw fish looks." He shouldn't be so picky. "But you have your own preferences too, Clorica, don't you?" Yes, I suppose I do. "Everybody has things they don't like. It's just...part of life." Eeeek! What's wrong, Amber?! Fish... "Oh, I remember now that Amber is...not so good with the fish." Bon appetit! What did you order, Forte? I ordered ＠アイテム０＠. Sounds good. Would you like to try some? Oh, may I? Thank you, Forte. Mmmm... What?! "It's just the two of you? That's no fair!" Clorica, say ahhh. "Oh, Xiao Pai! Sure. Ahhh... ♪" "Dolly, Dolly! Your turn! Say ahhhh! ♪" I, uh... I'm good, thanks! Ahhh... ♪ A-Ahh... Is it good? ...Mm. It is. "Rrrrrgggg..." """I've never done that whole open-up-and-say-ahh thing before!""" "And I waaaaaaannaaaaaa!!" It's your turn, Forte! Ah... Ah...ahhh...ah...ahh. Ah, aaahhh... C'mon, Forte. Ahhh! ♪ "Absolutely delicious, don't you think, Forte?" This is so humiliating... "You never cease to amaze me, Clorica." Huh? Why? "You can eat even while you're sleeping!" There's no way-- "I've seen it. I once saw Clorica chewing like mad, but she was fast asleep the whole time." Huh...? "You sometimes have multiple plates, and you handle them so perfectly!" What...? "I'll often ask you questions, too...and you actually answer! ♪" There's... There's no way... "You've even gone back for seconds." ... How embarrassing... ... ... ... ... ... ... Are you guys sure about this? *GULP* Okay... "Porco! I think I'm ready for... the ＠アイテム０＠!!" *STARE*... Wh-what is it, Meg? So pretty... WHA?! Wh-what are you saying?! "I-I...erm...don't really know about those things..." "Your sword and armor's always super shiny." ...Come again? "I can tell that you're taking really good care of them." ... Huh? Why are you all red? ...Eh-hem. It's nothing. Um, is that a new sword? "Yes, it is. I just bought it at Bado's." "Wow, that's cool! What's it called?" I named it Ziggy Zagger. Huh? I said, Ziggy Zagger. ... "Why don't you wear cute clothes, Forte?" "I must always be ready to protect the town. I can't afford to let my wardrobe impede me." "I think you'd look great in dresses and skirts!" "But it'll lower my defensive skill..." "It could raise your attack skill, though!" R-really? "Sure! Don't you think so, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" Absolutely. I'm not sure. "See, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠ thinks so too!" Hmm... Still... "Come on! I'm sure you could knock guys out in no time flat." If it's that powerful... "Hey, Forte! ♪ You should wear this ribbon!" "Th-that couldn't possibly look good on me!" Then... ＠しゅじんこうくん＠! Hold her down! *Hold her* No way, no how. Ack!! ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?! Hee hee hee... Just give it up! AHH!! AAAHHHH!! You're no fun... Phew...thank goodness... You know... Hmm? "I sometimes wish I could be cute and...girly like you, Meg." WHAT?! "Wh-what are you talking about?! I'm not cute!" "And most guys prefer cool cats like you, anyway." That can't be true... Well, let's ask ＠しゅじんこうくん＠! "Which of us is more your type, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" Someone like ＠フォルテ＠. Someone like ＠マーガレット＠. No way, no how. See? I knew it! S-stop it... "...Makes me a little sad, though..." Just as I thought. See, Meg? N-no! He's just being nice...! "...Why did his answer disappoint me so...?" "...So he's not into either type, then. He's one of THEM." So it would seem. "O-one of what?! Don't put words in my mouth! I didn't mean it like that!" Hey, Meg? Yes? What do I sound like? Like, your voice? Hmmm... "You come across as someone who's deeply motivated, I'd say. Very optimistic and hard-working." R-Really? You bet! ♪ "I'm so very glad to hear as such! ♪" How about me? You too, huh? Well, let's see... "Your quietness belies your strength...but there's also a note of sweetness." Sweet...ness...? Uh-huh! Without a doubt! ♪ Okay... "I haven't had ＋＠アイテム０＠＋ for a while now." "I want to eat ＋Chinese food＋, if I can." "I think I'd prefer ＋western sweets＋." "Seems like none of us are getting quite what we want." "But it is not good to eat and eat and eat only the things we love, yes?" Why not? "Because if we eat too much of what we love, we'll get tired of it, won't we?" "Because if we eat too much of what we love, we'll...get tired of it?" Exactly! "When you eat it, you should do it at the right time." Hey, Meg? "Do you mind playing music at mine and Mama's inn next time?" Oh? No, I wouldn't mind at all! Thanks! I appreciate! "What kind of music do you want me to play?" "Maybe something to soothe the tired customers?" How about something relaxing? "Sure. Do you have any ideas, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" Something hardcore. Something groovy. Something relaxing. What?! That would make us more tired... Were you really listening to us? Y-You want dance music...? "I thought dancing might be a good way to release stress." I see... It's an interesting idea. "Okay, so that's a check on the rhythmic beats. But what else?" Is she...actually considering it? Hey, don't steal my idea. ＠しゅじんこうくん＠... "So you two are in agreement, then?" "I like the clothes Dolce makes. They're super-cute." Um... Yes. I agree. "I don't think they're that cute..." "Sure they are! Back me up, Xiao Pai." Yes. Very cute! ...Well, thanks, I guess... "What's the weather supposed to be like tomorrow? I hope it isn't going to rain..." "Rainy days are the worst for hair, aren't they?" "Ha ha. Yeah, my hair always gets kind of...puffy." Mine clings to my face. """But I'm the one who combs your hair, milady. It shouldn't be a bother for you!""" "I'm talking about YOUR hair. Rainy days and ghost hair do not a winning formula make." Margaret Furniture? "I think simple furniture is the best." "Especially because of all the strange furniture I grew up with." Ooh, plushie! ＠字＠ How cute! ＠字＠ "Whoa, that's a big plush toy! It's called Rune Saurus, right?" Cuuute! ＠字＠ Ooh, that's a pretty flower! Makes me feel relaxed. Ah! Cath’Quessir! Huh? "That orange statue! I've always loved it. ＠字＠" "Who made that pillar with the human face, I wonder...?" "Is that a snowman? Won't it melt?!" "That artwork...reminds me of something..." I wonder how they're doing... Wha?! Why is there an anchor?! "What the heck do you use that for?!" "Wow, a music player! ♪ What kind of music do you listen to? Huh? ♪" Dylas Dialogue Start? What do you want? Um, err, nothing... Then don't talk to me. What do you want from me? Um, nothing... I was just hoping to talk to you. There's nothing to talk about. ...O-oh... "＠しゅじんこうくん＠, why do you even bother talking to him?" ...Tch. "Can't you leave me alone? What do you want this time?" E-erm... What's your favorite food? What foods don't you like? When's your birthday? What's your type? Who cares? Whatever. Why do I have to tell you? The hell kinda question is that?! "What do you want? You enjoy talking to me or something?" Yes. Not at all. What...? "I want to know more about you... Is that so strange?" Yeah...you're a weirdo. "...That's what I thought. Now go away." Hey, you! Huh? ...No, never mind. "There's nothing worthwhile about talking to me." "That's not true. I enjoy getting to know you." Why?! I don't know. I just do. "Hmph. And what would you do with the information you learn about me, huh?" "Besides, I have no interest at all in you." "Please don't say that. Why don't we talk more?" That way I'd get to know you... ...and you'd get to know me. "I'm sure that would make it more fun for us to talk in the future, too." ... ...Well, I'll see you later. ... ... What are you doing? ... ...I was thinking about fishing. (Ah...he's talking to me!) Erm...so you fish? ...Yeah. "(We might've just taken a big step forward...)" Uh... Hmm? The other day... Yeah? ...Actually...never mind. ...Oh. Tch...Doug's such a bastard... Why do you say that? "He's just so annoying. He always gets on my nerves!" "I should kick him in the lake sometime." ...You... Hmm? ...Erm... You're so cheery. ...Oh, am I? "...Yeah. You're totally different from me." "How is it you can always talk to a crotchety guy like me without the slightest hesitation?" "Well...that's a hard question to answer." Don't you...feel embarrassed? Embarrassed? "...Have you just been shy, this whole time?" Wha...?! Sh-shut up! And go away! Did she...call me shy...? GAH! Don't be stupid! Dammit! (It's bothering him...) I'm...hungry... Do you want to go eat somewhere? Yeah... "...Wait, why do I have to go with you?!" Hmm...smiling, huh? ... *GRIN* "That's a pretty creepy look you've got right now!" Wha?! Don't look at me!! "...I might go visit Doug tomorrow..." Huh? Are you two close now? "Urk! Wh-wh-why would you think that?!" Um, err...you see... ...NO. You're wrong! About what? The other day... Yeah...? "The other day... ...Um...never mind." Trying to make me angry? You're making me angry. ME ANGRY!!! ...! S-sorry... "I'll forgive you if you tell me what you were going to say." ... ...The... "The other day...I found this ＠アイテム０＠." ...You can have it. Huh? Are you sure? Yeah. I just...found it. Thank you! ...! Uh...you're welcome. Uh...you're welcome. You're a weirdo...y'know. Am I? Yeah. "You always come talk to me, for some reason." "Is there something you wanted to ask me?" Hmm? Well... What's your favorite food? What's your type? "I guess I like ＋milk＋ and ＋carrots＋..." ＋Carrots＋? You're like a horse. D-don't call me a horse! "Oh yeah, weren't you a horse when you were a monster?" Dammit...go away! ...Shut up. "Can I ask you more questions, ＠ディラス＠?" Go ahead. All right, then... What foods don't you like? When's your birthday? What's your type? "I don't particularly like ＋sweets＋." "Oh yeah? How about a sweet ＋carrot＋?" "If it's naturally sweet...wait a minute. You're trying to make me into a horse again, aren't you?" Hee hee, sorry. It's Day ＠０＠ of ＋＠キャラ０＠＋. "All right. I'll be sure to remember that." You'll remember it? "Huh? Of course I will. We're friends!" Friends...huh? "...That's...none of your business." "Let me ask you a question this time." Sure. "What's your favorite thing in the world?" Eating. Exercising. ＠ディラス＠. Oh yeah? ...I should practice cooking. I see. So do I. "...I guess this is how you get to know others." Oh... ...Wait, WHAT?! "How do you like being a waiter at the restaurant?" It's a tough job. It takes a whole lot of skill... "...to quickly serve Porcoline's dishes before he eats them all himself." "Heh heh heh...bring it on, though..." "That's...not the usual experience of being a waiter, I would imagine." "Doesn't speak well of the restaurant, now, does it?" Do you like fishing? Yes. No. Good. It's nice, isn't it? "A one-on-one battle with the fish, in a quiet environment." "That unique atmosphere, where you have to stay completely focused on the task at hand..." "(＠ディラス＠ is being... talkative!)" You're missing out, you know. I am? Dylas This town has a great airship. "...Though I don't care much for the figurehead..." That bastard... "Did something happen between you and ＠ダグ＠ again?" "We just don't get along, always ending up at odds with one another." Like a lover's quarrel... So in other words... "They say the more you love, the more you fight." ...Hmph. "...the horse and the rider don't get along?" "...You're trying to piss me off, aren't you?" "Porcoline has accepted all sorts of people into his home." Me, Arthur, Margaret... "He must be quite a man to do all that." Perhaps so. "It's not bad getting to know people." "I'd never thought I'd be so interested in others." I'm glad to hear that. "There are more things I want to know about you." "So...will you continue to be my friend?" Of course. Hmm... Thanks. That makes me happy. I-is that a no...? I was just messing with you. Y-you... Dammit, don't make fun of me! "Hey, if you're about to go somewhere dangerous, take me with you, okay?" Huh? "B-because, I might be able to help you out, y'know?" "What'll you do if something happens when you're all alone?" S-so... Okay, I will. Y-yeah...good. "Oh, my! What happened to your hand?" Oh, this? "Porcoline was trying to eat his own food again instead of serving it, so I had to grab it away." "But it was so hot that I burned myself a little." Are you all right? Don't worry, it's not a big deal. But what's strange... "...is that Porcoline was holding the same dish with his bare hands and it didn't burn him at all..." ... Do you cook? Yes. No. You do? "I'd love to try your food sometime." Oh. "Well, Porcoline's teaching me how to cook." "So I'll cook you something sometime." Hey...do you like scenic places? I do. Not really. "...I found a place with great scenery just outside of town." If you'd like...w-w-well... ...? "...wh...why don't you...go there sometime?" O-oh... "I caught a huge fish the other day. It was about this big." Wow, that's pretty big! "I almost forgot how bonkers you are about fishing." "Yeah, I love fishing. I love that quiet struggle..." "Can't believe this town was nice enough to welcome a sourpuss like me..." Yeah, no kidding! Hee hee... "Especially Porcoline...I can't thank him enough." "I'm really glad that I came here. I need to thank you, too." You're welcome. Why have you...kept talking to me? I want us to be friends. You've seemed bored. I'm bored. I like horses. "I see...so do you think we're friends now?" Of course. ...Good. "Yeah, well...back then, I was bored with everything. I was bored with life itself." I guess you've saved me. Thanks. Really? That's it? "I guess I was expecting something a little more selfless..." "H-hey! Stop calling me a horse, dammit!" S-so...I guess it's come to this. But what should we talk about...? The usual, I guess. The usual, huh? "Wait...why are YOU so calm? This isn't fair..." "You don't smile much, do you, ＠ディラス＠?" There's nothing to smile about. Aren't I fun to be with? SMILE, DAMMIT! What? Is it boring...being with me? N-not at all! "Sorry...I'm just bad at expressing my feelings." "But...thanks to you, life's been a lot more fun every day." "More fun than I ever remember it being." "So...don't look at me like that..." Hee hee. I knew that all along. WHAT?! "H-hey! You tricked me, didn't you?! You tricked me into saying something sentimental!" Whoa! Stop it! I'm never going to smile for you. Oh, but you just did! Huh? Uh... What? Something's in your hair. *Poke* Don't move. H-hey, what are you doing?! "There's something in your hair. Let me get it." O-okay... Y-you're so...close...! Got it. You're too vulnerable, you know. ...? ... Wh-what...? HYAA! Geeh!! "Wh-what the hell? What's going on?!" ...I'm just messing with you. ?! Dylas "I'd love to see some nice scenery with you sometime." "Like mountains, oceans, trees... or flower fields, or something?" "Well...I'd go anywhere if it's with you." "We have enough time. There's no need to rush." "You've become a lot more honest, you know?" ...You think so? "Like...saying embarrassing things without hesitation..." WHA?! "What embarrassing things are you talking about?!" Well...for example... "AHHH! Don't tell me! I don't want to hear it!" Why did you ask, then? Um, ＠ディラス＠? Hmm? Do you love me? ...Never mind. ...! ...! ...! Well? Do you? I...I... ...I don't hate you. Wrong answer! You...! Wha...?! It's nothing, really. Wh...what is it? I want to know! "You asked me if I loved you the other day, didn't you?" Yes. "Th-then... Wh-wh-what about you...?" I love you. I loathe you. D-d-d-don't be stupid! "How can you say that without any hesitation?!" You're the one who asked. ...!!! ...Just kidding. Huh? ＠ディラス＠? "Do you have...any concerns... you know, about us?" Not that I can think of. A-are you really sure?! Is something wrong...? "Uh, no, never mind. Sorry for being so nosy." ...You're not nosy. Thank you. Time flies when I'm with you. It does, doesn't it? I think it goes slow. This must be...a happy thing. Really? "Well...I guess it feels that way sometimes." Dylas "You know, you might not believe me, but..." Hmm? I...actually do love you. I could always feel it. You lie! ＠しゅじんこうくん＠... ...You know me too well... "I-I'm not lying! Come on, you've gotta believe me!" "...I know. I was just messing with you. Sorry." D-dammit... You...always do that... "No I don't. That's just your imagination. ♪" ...That's a lie right there! "The other day...Jones was saying..." "...how important it is to proclaim ""I love you"" out loud..." ...Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Hmm? What is it? Uh...erm, y'know... Yes? I...I... "I think the weather's great today, ha ha ha!" ...Are you all right? Um, ＠ディラス＠? What is it? Choose. Me, or fishing. Nothing. WHA?! "If you had to pick one, which would it be?" E-erm... "(I need to give her a prompt response, but it's already too late for that, so...I have to...)" "...Too late. Question expired. Forget I asked." "I-it's not like that, I swear! I was just trying to think of how to phrase my answer! Come on!" ...? ...Okay. Hey. Hmm? I love you more than fishing. ... ...Th-that's all. ...＠ディラス＠... "Wh-what is it? (D-did I say something wrong again...?)" Thank you. ♪ ...Y-- ...You're welcome... "The other day, Arthur actually sat down and ate with us." Porcoline seemed so happy... "That's nice. (＠ディラス＠ also looks really happy.)" "The other day...Jones was saying..." "...how important it is to proclaim ""I love you"" out loud..." ...Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. Hmm? What is it? Uh...erm, y'know... Yes? I...I... I love you!! ...! I couldn't hear you. Right back atcha, babe. ...Seriously? *WEEP*...*WEEP*... Y-you don't have to cry... "I've been feeling a lot stronger lately." Because you're cooking? Is it the power of love? "Yeah, maybe. I've been carrying some pretty heavy packs of bulk ingredients, after all." "Seems to have buffed me up a little." Wha...could that be true?! ... Are you okay? "Well...I was just thinking about the future..." The future? Like what? Uh...erm... I-it's nothing. ...? Can I ask you something? Sure. No. Am I the right person for you? "Of course you are. Otherwise, I wouldn't be here now." "...Thanks. I feel the same way about you." "It's one of your petty worries, isn't it?" Uh...well... You're right...sorry. "I'm pretty confident about my cooking." "Porcoline's been teaching me, y'know." Let's cook together. I'll leave it to you then! That's my specialty, too. Well... That's not a bad idea. "Sure. I bet you'll be shocked by the quality of my food!" The kitchen's mine. "Wha...then...that's fine, I guess." I'll leave it to you. "Even after we get married... Um...you know..." "Why don't we...go on dates together...from time to time?" Sure. If you'll take me out. You want to go somewhere now? Th-that's awfully sudden... "But...not a bad idea. Where would you like to go?" O...of course! I-I'll take you anywhere. ... What are you plotting, exactly? N-nothing, really. Thinking about fishing? Thinking about carrots? Thinking about me? ...No. ...You...! Just kidding. ...Urk. Did I actually...guess right? ...S-so what if you did! Hmph! You don't have to be so shy. "I can't believe I actually did it." Did what? "I served Porcoline's food to ten people yesterday." "It's...a new record. (*CLENCH*)" "...Will the restaurant be all right with numbers like that? (He's even clenching his fist...)" Sometimes I wonder... About what? "Wh-whether or not I'm being... a good husband." Of course you are. You're not bad. You're a failure! "There's no need to worry. I have no complaints at all." Really...? I'm glad to hear that... "...Just so you know, I don't have any concerns about you either." "O-oh... (I should ask Jones for advice...)" ...!!! Just kidding! Huh? ... Um...＠ディラス＠? Hello? "Call me if you ever need to go out at night." Are you worried about me? I'll be okay. Yeah. Of course I am. ... Thank you. "...Okay. Maybe I should mind my own business." "You love to cook, right, ＠ディラス＠?" Yeah. "So do you want to be a chef in the future?" That's actually not a bad idea... "But my goal for now is just to deliver all the food to the customers, where it belongs..." "Ahaha...sounds like that won't be too easy, though..." "Porcoline and Arthur are really close..." "...and I used to imagine that that's what it was like to have a family." "But in reality, it's much better than I'd ever hoped for." "You do get right to the point, huh? Even after marriage..." "Ngh...what can I do, though? I've always been this way." Laugh! Don't laugh! Cry! I can't just laugh on cue... Who's laughing?! ... H-huh? What's wrong?! You're not laughing for me. Urk... "L-like this? How is it? See, I'm doing it!" "...That looks incredibly unnatural." Well, forget it, then! Hey, what's up? Poke. Tickle. Punch. Wha?! Hey! Ahh! Yah! AHHH, STOP IT!! ...You're supposed to laugh. Never! ARGH?! "Oops...did that hurt...? S-sorry..." ...Well, not really... ...So you were just pretending? ...Kind of. You...! ARGH!! "It's not much...but this is for you." ...＠アイテム０＠? But why? "Bado taught me how to craft it. I wanted to make you happy..." Thanks! ...! "S-sure... (Phew...)" "Have you been using the ＠アイテム０＠ I gave you?" There's something in my eye... Let me see. *Stuff more gunk in there* Look at me. WHOA! A-are you stupid?! "Don't suddenly come close like that...it's embarrassing." ...You never change, do you? AHHHHH!! I wonder who Doug will marry. You concerned about him? ＠ビシュナル＠. Gotta be. "Wh-who gives a damn about that sad sack?!" Hold on a moment. "Now that we're this close, I feel comfortable telling you..." "...that I was so nervous when I proposed. You have no idea." "I'd never want to go through that again." Say it again! Thank you. I...I... Dammit! """I love you more than anyone else!""" Satisfied now? Huh?! "...I'm the one who should thank you." Dylas "I'm glad I got to know you, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "Why are you saying that all of a sudden?" Come closer. >>>Scooch closer. >>>Stand your ground. What is it? *HUG* ＠ディラス＠?! "I'm not scared of anything. So I'll just say it." I really love you. ＠ディラス＠... And I you. ... Then I'll go. Then I'd run. Wait! Why?! "One day, ＠子供ちゃん＠ will be leaving the house..." "Ngh...but I'll be all right. I just hope that day doesn't come too soon!" "I guess at some point, ＠子供ちゃん＠ will hate me. It's part of growing up." "Hmph. When that day comes... I'll proudly...proudly..." ...*DROOP* "Porcoline's so in love with ＠子供ちゃん＠." Scarily so. So are you. "Well, ＠子供ちゃん＠ is so cute that it's perfectly understandable!" Wha...?! "May I teach ＠子供ちゃん＠ how to fish?" ...Wait, what am I saying? M-morning. Good morning. Morning. ...What? ...Oh, it's just you. ... Hey. You look good. How are you? Morning. Looking good today, too. Hey. Hi. Looking good today, too. Hey. Hi. Looking good today, too. Hey. H-hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. "...The sun's awfully bright today." Good morning. And yes, it is. ...Bad weather. But good morning! ...Snow, huh? Yep. Good morning, by the way! ...Typhoon time. *SIGH* It'll be all right. ...The snowstorm's here. "Sure is. Good morning, by the way!" ...Sky's covered in clouds. "Good morning. Yeah, it's kind of dreary today." "The Runeys are flying about. ...I wonder if they're edible..." "Looks like the typhoon's getting closer. Be sure you take care!" ...Good weather. Hello to you. And yes, it is. ...Bad weather. But good day! ...Snow, huh? Yep. Hi, by the way! ...Typhoon time. *SIGH* It'll be all right. ...The snowstorm's here. Sure is. Hello, by the way! ...Sky's covered in clouds. "Hey. Yeah, it's kind of dreary today." "The Runeys are flying about. ...I wonder if they're edible..." ...It's so warm. Yeah, it is. Lately it's been crazy hot... Haha. Much too hot, yeah. Getting cooler recently. Yeah, it is. It's freaking cold! "Yeah, it could definitely use a nice thawing." ...It's so warm. Yeah, it is. Lately it's been crazy hot... Haha. Much too hot, yeah. Getting cooler out there. Yeah, it is. It's freaking cold! "Yeah, it could definitely use a nice thawing." "It's the perfect season for sleeping." Mmm, no kidding... It's too hot to sleep... "Good evening. A-are you all right?" "I like it when it cools down like this. It's much easier to sleep." Good evening. Yeah, that's true. "Just when I thought it couldn't get any colder...night falls!" Good evening. Yeah, no kidding! Dylas "I'm about to be a father... It makes me kind of nervous." "I should go ask for advice on how to be a good father." "How are you holding up? Take it easy, all right?" "How are you holding up? Stay safe, okay?" "How are you holding up? Is there anything you want to eat?" "Try to stay home, all right? Call me if you need to carry something heavy." "I wonder if Doug sells childcare books...I should have him order some, if he doesn't." "Porcoline is surprisingly knowledgeable about parenting. Bet you would've never guessed!" "I'll do all the housework, so you should rest." "I hear you're having a baby... Good luck." "There's not much I can do, but I'll be there if you ever need me." "It's kind of strange thinking that Doug's about to be a father..." "About to be a parent, huh? Strange feeling." "Damn...what the hell was I doing there...?" "No...I can't remember. I should concentrate on what's in front of me right now." "I'm supposed to work as a waiter, right? ...Guess I should be grateful for what I can get..." Huh? A ghost? "Must've been a monster or something. Everyone's just overreacting." I guess...there was a ghost... How's the big dragon doing? I've got a...bad feeling... ＋Rune Sphere＋? ＋Blue gem＋? "...Oh, I might've seen it at ＠マップ９＠..." Thank you! Why there? "...No need to thank me. You asked, I answered. That's how it works!" "...I just wanted to try a new place for fishing." "I know it's dangerous... but I couldn’t resist." "Fishing's not only about the fish itself, but finding the right spots to catch 'em, you know?" "Deciding what bait to use, and where to throw it..." "It's all part of the fun of the sport!" I-I get it... That's enough... "NO! You don't understand anything!" "You see?! So what you need when fishing--" Give me a break! "...There's more than one ＋Rune Sphere＋...?" "...But that's the only one I know of. Try asking around, I guess!" "Though I don't know much about the dragon..." "...I can't pretend like there's nothing going on, when everyone else is working so hard." "I can't explain it, but I've been waiting for this moment..." ...I think. I wonder why... The dragon's doing better, right? "That Leon dude...is kind of strange." I remember now... "...that it was Venti who taught me how to fish for the first time." "...It must've been really hard for her." Let's clean up this mess! Is anyone hurt?! "Tell me if you find someone, so I can carry them to the clinic!" Damn those Sechs bastards! "Doug, where are they?! I'll make them regret they even THOUGHT about invading our little town!" "Maybe I'll bring this dish to Doug..." What's that? I-it's nothing! A floating island... "...If you're going there, make sure that you're really ready. It's pretty dangerous, y'know!" "You're about to go slaughter the Sechs, right?" "It's time for you to show them how strong you really are." "We can't keep being depressed just because Venti's not here." "Who knows? She might eventually come back." "Are you about to go to the ＠マップ９＠...?" Yes. Not yet. Um, you know... "...Be sure you ask me before you leave too, okay?" Venti's back, isn't she? "Hmph. She'd better know how worried we were..." Th-that was a close one... What? "The dish served to the gourmet was made with the last ingredients we had available." "I mean, seriously, does Porcoline not even SEE the customers? Are they invisible to him?!" Hahaha... Illuminata solved a case...?! "That's a new case in and of itself..." Awww, that's mean! Kiel gave me some ＋scrap metal＋. "But what the hell am I supposed to do with that?!" "Was it Margaret who wrote that song?" Hmm...it's not bad. Clorica's staying awake? "...I think that means there'll be a storm tomorrow." "Yesterday's bath was especially great." "It gave me enough energy to clean the whole restaurant." So he won, huh? "Guess this town has a truly skilled butler to boast about." Do you want your own butler? "I'd rather get an extra hand to help serve food." ... "Doug carried Blossom to the clinic..." "Guess he can be kinda nice sometimes." "Has it changed your perception of him?" Wh-what?! "...Well, I guess he deserves a little bit of a compliment this time..." "Margaret's been pretty noisy since early this morning." What's all the hubbub, I wonder? "Everyone's trying to give something to that dragon." "Though I doubt they even know what she likes." "What kind of food does Venti like to eat?" "Maybe it's about time I cook her something..." Slumber Party? "Looks like this is the only place we can use as a gathering spot." "Ah... Arthur? Are you sure we're not bothering you?" Don't worry. It's fine. "That's right. Everything is perfectly okay." He wasn't talking to you. You finished the job, then? "Yes, almost. But there is something left to do for tomorrow." You don't mean... "Everyone could've used my room if it was big enough." You mean, if it were clean? Oh, come on, that's not fair! "Man, all these books are huge! And... complicated-sounding..." "They're quite interesting. You're welcome to borrow one, if you'd like." N-no, I'm good, thanks! "If that offer extends to me as well, I'd like to borrow one." "Seriously? You can read stuff like that?!" "Well yeah, of course. Don't lump me in with you when it comes to hitting the books!" "Man, you sure know how to hit where it hurts sometimes..." "I'd like to borrow this one, if I may." Wha? You too?! "Oh, wow! Can't believe you have a rare one like this in your collection! May I see it?" No way! Even you?! "Hey, Arthur, did you get in that book I ordered?" Sure did. Here you go. "Holy crap. Am I really the only one here who doesn't read?" "I can give you some picture books, if you want." Keep 'em, dammit! "Doug is the life of the party, isn't he?" Huh? "He really is. And he's great at gathering people together." "What the hell? Uh, okay... Yeah, this is good. Praise me! Praise me HARD!" "If only he were a bit more humble..." ... And a bit less noisy! "At least I'm not a Dyllie Downer like you!" He was such a good man, once. Indeed... "Hey! Stop talking about me like I'm dead or something!" You lose, Doug! Ahhhhh! Wait! That doesn't count! That's pretty pathetic, you know. Why don't you just accept defeat? "Arghhh! I almost won that time, too!" Just once more! Come on, guys! ... You seem bored, Arthur. Leon... "No. I'm not bored. Actually, I'm quite enjoying myself." "Perhaps...I was much more bored when I was serving as prince in the castle." "But you could do anything you wanted there, right?" "Nothing of the sort, no. One's rights must be tempered with duty and obligation." "Besides...being able to do what- ever you please isn't all that exciting either." "It just seems far too predictable and passe for someone with dreams and ambitions." "But suddenly my life turned into this. And this is what I truly wanted. " You hear that, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠? What?! "I really appreciate what you did for me. Thank you, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." Ah... Y-You're welcome... Hey, Arthur. What are you doing? "Let's pick up where we left off, shall we?" Sure. I'll be right there. "Oh, and Kiel? This is the book you wanted, I believe." Thank you, Arthur. "What kind of book is it? Is it all science-y or philosophical or something?" No, this one's a cookbook. A cookbook?! "I already perfected all the dishes in the one I was using before." Are you serious?! You gotta be kidding me... "Why don't you let Forte cook sometime?" "Well...she might blow the house up, for one..." "Better with the sword than with the skillet, eh?" "Kiel, won't you teach me your secrets? I've been training to cook in my spare time." "Wha?! I... I don't know if I'd really be of much help, though..." "Porcoline's way of cooking is too fast for me. I can't follow him. " "Umm... Okay. Next time, then, we'll cook together!" *YAWN* What's the matter, Vishnal? "Oh, please excuse me. I've had a very, very busy day." You sleepy? You can sleep here. "May I? A short nap, then, perhaps..." "...Whoa. Out like a torch. He must've been beat!" It certainly does seem that way. "I wonder how long he's been working without sleep..." "Too long, I'm sure. Vishnal's always been like that." "He probably worked himself so hard, he didn't even have time to realize how tired he was." We should leave him be. "Doug and Dylas... You two are actually very close friends, aren't you?" Wha?! "People do say the best type of friend to have is the type who's not afraid to pull any punches..." That's preposterous! "And true. Everybody knows you two are like bread and butter." "Don't be stupid! How the hell could I ever be friends with this dumbass?!" "That's right! You tell 'em, you mush-brained moron!" You bet I will! "You guys should just get married, right here and right now." Aha ha ha... How do you read this, Leon? Huh? Ah, this is-- "Excuse me, Leon. Could you come help me?" Sure. Be right there. Leon! "Ah, wait, Leon! I called you first!" "Wha?! I called him first, not you!" "Haha. Leon's quite popular, it seems." Yeah, with guys! It's not fair... "Though I guess there are worse fates than babysitting this bunch." ＠しゅじんこうくん＠? Hmm? "Is there anything I can help you with?" Huh? Well... Leon! C'mon! "Sorry. Time's up. Catch you later!" "Okay, it's time to close the restaurant! Let's start cleaning up!" Yes, Meg! Man, I hate this part... DYLAS? No ditching, okay? Urk...I know! "We're always in the red...'cause you won't stop eating, Porco!" Na ha ha ha! It's not funny! Has it always been like this? ...Yeah, pretty much. "It's a miracle the place hasn't closed down already." That's certainly true! "Whoa, hold up! This can't be right, can it? We actually made some profit today!" Really?! "Meg, are you sure you didn't miscalculate?" I'm positive! See for yourself! Wow...it's a miracle! I guess miracles do happen... YEEEEEAAAAHH!! We did it, Meg! Om nom nom... DON'T YOU DARE...!!! "This would be a regular occur- rence if Porco would just stop picking at all the food..." ... Why is he so quiet? Uhh, Porco? Hello? ...Huh? "Oh, I was just thinking about the past..." "I don't think I've heard all that much about your past. What was it like?" "I'm sure I have a portrait around here somewhere..." Ooh! Can I see? I'd like to see it too. Here we have it! All right! Let's check it out. HOLY...! "Is...is this you, Porco?! It looks like a total stranger!" It can't be! Who is this?! Hahahaha! "W-wait...who's that beautiful woman next to you!?" "She looks like an elf. Was she your girlfriend!?" HAHAHAHA! *STARE*... "Um, why are you staring at me, Porco?" "There's nothing fun about watching Margaret, believe me. I've tried it." Shut your mouth, Dylas! "You sure have grown into a beautiful woman, Margaret." Huh?! Pfft! H...hey, Porco! Cut it out! You're making me blush! "Are you all right, Porcoline? You must be exhausted..." ...Thanks a lot, Dylas. "Don't you agree with me, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" Of course! What? WHOA! Even you?! AHH!! My face is burning!! ...S-see? It's just you, Porco. "You know, come to think of it, I saw this odd couple hanging out by the restaurant the other day." Really...? Strange how, exactly? Well, I overheard them talking... "Man: ""Why don't we eat here?"" Woman: ""It looks expensive..."" Man: ""It'll be fine! My treat.""" "Woman: ""But... I'd feel bad."" Man: ""Really, it's my pleasure."" Woman: ""Can we split the bill?""" "Man: ""I can't let you do that."" Woman: ""And I can't let you pay!"" Man: ""But I was the one who...""" "They just kept going on and on like that. Back and forth, never reaching any conclusion." Is that... I thought, enough is enough... "...so I yelled at them to get the hell inside if they're eating." And then they just ran off. What is WRONG with you?! "That's not how you treat customers!" OUCH! Nice kick, Meg! [Received ＠アイテム０＠.] "The restaurant was pretty busy today." Yeah...I'm beat. "You gave it your all today, Dylas." Hmm...? Yeah, you're a great waiter. "Don't you think so too, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" Hey, don't ask around! Why not? I think he is. Not really. Wha? What are you saying?! Awww, don't be shy! "Admit it, hearing ＠しゅじんこうくん＠ compliment you made you happy!" "Dammit, let me clean and close the store already!" "Looks like there's a long way to go until you can impress ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "...Pfft. Who cares, anyway? ＠しゅじんこうくん＠'s not the boss of me..." This is delicious! Mmm, it really is! SO freaking good! Porcoline's cooking is brilliant! "I agree. He's a world-class chef, for sure." "Well, of course. That pretty much goes without saying." "And just why do you feel the need to point that out?!" "I'm agreeing with everyone, that's all! Sheesh!" "I never thought I'd eat anything this delicious in my entire life." "Only problem is, once you start eating it, you just can't stop!" "Perhaps that's the source of Porcoline's girth." "Yeah, when he cooks for himself, he probably has the exact same problem." "I'd get fat too if this is what I had to eat everyday." "I don't think it's that he can't stop eating, though, but that he won't. He's a total glutton." "Yeah, rather than flavor... It's more the act of eating that he enjoys. " "It seems today's lunch is nothing but fish." I got a lot of fresh fish today. It's a good day. A very good day. "I'm glad we have sashimi here. It's hard to eat broiled fish." "Me, I'm glad for the broiled fish." "One mustn't pick and choose so much. Best to eat what you're given." He's right. Don't be picky. But you don't like milk, Leon. But I'm special.♪ What the hell... What about you, Vishnal? There's nothing I won't-- You don't like turnips, right? K-Kiel?! Be honest with us, please. "Porcoline, can you whip up something turnip-based for Vishnal here?" "Hey, Porco! A nice, big, heaping order of the turnippiest turnips you've got for our buddy Vishnal!" Here you go! Wh-What is wrong with you two?! "As a butler, you shouldn't be picky. Consider it a professional challenge." You can do it, Vishnal! This is so cruel! "...Okay, so we've got the food, but where are the ladies?" Who knows? "Well, at least we can relax and enjoy a meal." "What kind of man are you?! Come on, Kiel, back me up here!" I'm fine with things as they are. Arthur? I agree with Kiel. ... Stop staring at us. ... "Sorry, Doug. Afraid you're on your own here." ... You guys are hopeless. All right! Let's eat! "Wait, Vishnal. What are you eating?" It's ＠アイテム０＠. Looks yummy. Can I have a bite? "Certainly, if I may have some of yours in exchange." Sure. Here you go. Many thanks. And for you. Thanks. *CRUNCH* Ahh... *CHOMP* "Okay, let's eat! ...Geeeh? Where'd mine go?!" "I'm sure I don't know what you mean. You must've eaten it already and simply forgotten." "Ehhh?! B-But, I haven't even had one bite..." "They say the memory's the first thing to go, you know." We'd better eat while it's hot. This...is so weird... ... ...Hmm? Oh, Leon. It's you. You seem bored. Not especially. "Don't try to hide it. You have nothing to do right now, do you?" "I think you're the bored one here, man." "How's your fishing going these days?" Umm... Not bad, I guess. What have you caught? "Mast trout and squid, mostly. There's a lot of both in this area." What else? Anything interesting? "Geez, if you're going to be this bored all the time, get a hobby!" Did you catch the big one? "No, there aren't any big fish around here to catch, really." "What? No, I definitely just saw a really huge one over there." What? Where?! "Right there. Get in close to the surface. You should be able to see it." Hmmmm...? "Maybe you need to look... UNDERWATER! Ha!" *GURGLE* *GURGLE* Ughh! Damn you, Leon! Ha ha! Catch you later, sucker! "Hey, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠... Who do you like better, me or Dylas?" Whaaa?! "Dammit, Leon, what kind of question is that?!" "Hmm? I'm just trying to determine which, of the two of us, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠ likes better." Yeah, I got that! So? Which is it? Dylas. Leon. You're both #1 in my book! What? What are you...?! "Good for you, Dylas. But I'll get you for this later." What the heck is even going on?! Don't cry, Dylas. I wasn't about to! ...Seriously? "Good answer. And let's not ask questions like that again, Leon, okay? It's embarrassing!" "Hey, Dylas... I have something I wanted to discuss with you..." "(What could it be? He looks pretty serious...)" What is it? Maybe I can help. Oh, thanks. It's about Forte. "Forte...? Wait, don't tell me... you..." Yep, exactly! "She tries to cut me every time I give advice to Kiel." ...Excuse me? "I'm just telling him what he needs to say and do to be a fine, upstanding man." "But every time I do, she starts blushing, and then she gets violent! So what do I do?" "Sounds like you know exactly why she's getting angry, but you just...don't care." Dylas, here. It's a ＋carrot＋. Uh, yeah...and...? "Oh, come on! Fine, then. This is for you, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." Uh, erm... Swing it to the right. Swing it to the left. Do you really think... Swing it up. Swing it down. ...you can lure me with this...? "Well, well. Fancy seeing you in a place like this." "A place like what? What are you implying?!" "Anyway, have a seat, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "You can sit next to me. Right here." "W-Wait. I think it's more comfortable over here." Mrrrng... "So, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠? What are you going to do?" "Which side are you on? Which seat will you take?" Erm... "I think I'll go take a bath now or something." Sounds good. "Hey, can you pass me that over there?" Huh? Oh, this? Thanks. You guys seem like good friends. NO! WE ARE NOT! Uhh...okay... "We were just talking about you, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." Huh? "Don't worry, though. Nothing too racy." Nope. Uh...that's good, I guess? Actually, Dylas likes yommrrff-- "Yogurt. I like yogurt. And that's ALL." "Unless you'd care to have me share something about you too, Doug." ...! ...? "Man, nothing's been going my way lately. My concentration's really a few fish short of a hatstand." Uh...Doug? Hmm? "I don't think that means what you think it means." Huh?! "What are you talking about? It means it's getting worse and worse, doesn't it?" No, it means you're crazy. "Which might not be too far off, come to think of it..." Whaaat!? "No, that can't be right... Are you making this up?!" "Sounds like something I'd do. But no, I'm quite certain." ...Seriously?! God, you are such an idiot. ...Takes one to know one! Why is it cold in winter? "Why are you talking about winter in summer?" I'm just curious. "Okay, then. The reason it's cold in winter is because the position of the sun is-- " "Y-You know, maybe I'm not all that curious after all..." You don't like winter, huh? "I can't move in a cold weather. That's why." Are you an animal or something?! "Mmm. No sense complaining about it, though, I guess." "Maybe we should eat something warm this winter." "Yeah... How about we all go for some hot-pot together?" The heck're those? Ah, these are documents. "You're working...in a place like THIS?!" "Hey, now! What's that supposed to mean?!" "Don't worry. I have no intention of working HERE." "Again with the intonations! What have you got against this place?!" "It's just paperwork. I can finish it after I go home." Uh-huh... "Hey, Doug. You know what to do, right?" Yeah...okay. Give those here. I can help you. Huh? Um, but... It's easy enough for Doug, right? "Hey! What's that supposed to mean?!" This is my job, though... "C'mon. It's all right. Is there any reason we CAN'T help you?" Well, I guess not, but... Then that settles it! You tell him! ...Thank you very much. "Next time, though, you gotta pay me, okay?" "Who do you think is the most popular guy among us?" (There he goes again...) Hmm... I'm not sure. Let's ask ＠しゅじんこうくん＠. What? "Out of the three of us, who would you say is the biggest stud?" Dylas. Doug. Arthur. None of you gits. M-me?! "Wh-What are you talking about? It can't be me..." "Did I really lose to this fool...?" "So you prefer cool-looking men, then?" "Hmmm... I just don't see it, personally!" I see, I see... Oho! Really?! "Man, you've got awful taste, you know that?" Hey, now, don't be jealous! "Just don't get carried away. It doesn't mean anything." "I always knew you were a good judge of character!" ... I see... ...What? "Crap, I thought for sure I'd get picked!" It can't be you. Not a chance. I never thought you'd pick me. Damn it all... ... Wha?! ?!?!?!?! ... "I didn't expect you guys to be so surprised..." Shouldn't even have asked. "The truth will remain forever clouded in mystery. But that's okay! Right, everyone?" "Right. I'm getting tired of talking about this anyway." What's that supposed to mean?! It means what it means! Hey, guys. Listen up. "Fishing is a war of attrition, between us and the fish." Okay... "It's only us and them out there. A sacred moment in time. A quiet time for a personal battle." Man, it's just fishing... "Quiet! Don't you dare disrespect this fine recreation with your dismissive tone!" If you do...you'll die! Wha?! How?! Why?! Listen, Doug. "It's life and death out there. For me, anyway. I stake my life on it. It's a matter of pride!" "It is not JUST fishing. Is that understood?" Argh... He's right, Doug. "You shouldn't have said ""just."" You're sealing your fate when you do that. Dylas loves this." Sheesh! S-Sorry... Hmph. As long as we're clear. Ugh! I just don't get it! Fishing is soooo boooring! What did you just say?! "Ha ha. They're like brothers, aren't they?" "You think so? They seem like mortal enemies to me..." "Hey Arthur, this is from Porcoline." "Ah, wonderful. Please thank him for me!" "Why don't you thank him in person next time you're at the restaurant?" Haha. That's a very good point! "I'll try to eat there as much as I can, as I can't keep having you deliver food." "Arthur, are you that busy with work?" "...Guess I don't need to ask, really. You clearly are." "Since I love what I do, I often lose track of time." "But perhaps there is...a limit to how much one should enjoy his job? Haha..." "Yeah, don't worry, I don't see that ever happening to me." "It's not just the work, though. I also just love this town, and all the people in it, so much..." "...Yeah, I can understand that. Still not going to make a work- aholic out of me, though." "Oh, please don't get me wrong! My words aren't meant to insinuate anything about you." "I just genuinely think this is a fantastic town." "Yeah, I know. And so does everyone else." "(Arthur's got glasses on display here, too. Glasses everywhere!) " "That one's made from a light and soft material." "It's quite remarkable, as it's entirely sturdy, yet comfortable enough to be worn for days!" "One of the most popular pairs of glasses around today, if you ask me." ...Which I didn't. "Well, you were looking at it, though, no?" "Er, I guess. But I was just marveling at how ma--" This one over here-- All right, that's enough! "Dylas, would you like to try on this pair of glasses?" No, no. No thanks. What are you guys up to? Oh, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠! "I'm trying to show Dylas just how wonderful glasses can be..." ...by having him try on a pair. But he simply won't do it! "I don't need 'em. My eyesight's totally fine." "But don't you think he'd look great in them, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠?" Sure. Not as great as you. I think I'd look better. "See? ＠しゅじんこうくん＠ agrees with me." "Gah, stop it! Put those hands down!" "(Though, if ＠しゅじんこうくん＠ wants to see them on me that much...)" ... "Gah, what is wrong with me?! Shake those thoughts from your head, idiot!" Who, m-me...? Phew...thank goodness... "It's nice of you to say that, ＠しゅじんこうくん＠." "Oh, of course! Why don't you try this one?" Phew...thank goodness... Plush toy, huh? Hmph... Sure seem to like flowers... ...*STARE*... What's that huge statue...? "I don't understand why it's here. Doesn't seem to have much form or function to offer." Human-faced statue...? "Can't imagine what the sculptor was thinking, but...I guess if people like you are buying it..." "Is that a snowman? Won't it melt?!" "...It's hard to comment on art like that." What's that anchor used for? Whenever I see a ball... "...it makes me want to kick it or something. Just...move my body, you know?" "What a huge stuffed animal. It's...a Rune Saurus, right?" Ohh...that's...hmm...
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