Today marks the death of Anna's grandmother, so she has returned home with the crew to pray at the grave. Her grandmother was often strict, but they find a letter indicating that she only wanted Anna to become an independent woman. Deeply impressed, Anna returns to the ship in the clothes left to her by her grandmother.
(Captain) and company find themselves deep in a forest of twisted trees.
There they visit a witch rumored to know just about everything.
Nightmare: Welcome! Glad you're here!
Vyrn: Eek! A talking stuffed animal? Is this the witch?
Lyria: Wow! Talk about an adorable witch!
Anna: You guys are real, right?
Vyrn: Say what?
The shy witch, whose name is Anna, listens with wide-eyed fascination as (Captain) and company talk about their journey.
Anna: A different... island? You... crossed the sky to get here?
Lyria: Yes! We're traveling around on an airship! It's tough, but we're having tons of fun!
Anna: Oh... I've just been here, in this forest, for as long as I can remember...
Anna: Hearing your stories makes me a bit... jealous.
Anna: Nightmare and I have been living quietly in this forest ever since my grandma, who looked after me, passed away...
After hearing how she longs to travel the skies, (Captain) and company invite her to join their crew, and she nods timidly in response.
Anna: Thank you... (Captain), this means so much to me.
Anna: I've never been in an airship before... I promise to do my best.
Thus Anna joins the crew in its journey across the sky.
One day, the crew returned to the island where they first met Anna. It was a somber day, the anniversary of her grandma's death.
Anna prays quietly in front of her grandmother's grave.
Anna: I'm home, Grandma... I'm doing fine.
Anna: Thank you, everyone. Thank you for bringing me here today.
Lyria: No problem. Are you done already?
Anna: Yes... Besides, Grandma hated it when people got all sad and gloomy.
Anna: She was smiling even when she passed away. It looked as if she had fallen asleep...
Vyrn: I hope you don't mind me asking, but what was your grandma like?
Anna: Well... She was a very distinguished witch.
Anna: She could cast so many spells and grant so many wishes... Everyone counted on her.
Anna: And... she raised me after I was abandoned in the forest.
Lyria: Oh... So her magic had quite an effect on yours!
Anna: Sure... But I'll never come anywhere close to her...
Anna: Grandma's probably so disappointed in me right now.
Vyrn: Huh? What do you mean?
Anna: Well... Thanks to my personality, I just couldn't take over for her.
Lyria: Huh? You couldn't take over?
Anna: Everyone said I'm not reliable like her, so they stopped showing up with requests.
Anna: I'm no use to anyone... even though she taught me all her magic...
Vyrn: Hmm... You're probably overthinking this! She wouldn't be disappointed in you for something so silly!
Anna: No... She once told me that I need to be stronger.
Anna: She was probably worried to have me following in her footsteps.
Lyria: Of course not! Your magic has saved us so many times!
Lyria: So you don't have to think like that.
Nightmare: Hey! Watch it! You'll make us cry!
Lyria: Oh, Anna...
Anna: Thank you, Lyria. But I'm really okay.
Anna: Let's go over to my old house. I'd like to tidy it up a bit.
The crew decides to go with Anna to the house and help her with the cleaning.
Anna: Right, let's move on to the next room! Oh... I'm sorry to make you help me with the cleaning.
Lyria: No problem! We'll make this old house sparkle!
Vyrn: Yep! Leave these shelves to me!
Nightmare: Don't you dare break anything!
Lyria: Ha-ha! Don't worry! We'll be careful!
Vyrn: Heh-heh! I can even fly up and get those hard-to-reach places!
Vyrn: Whoa! My wing's caught on the handle!
Lyria: Are you okay, Vyrn?
Vyrn: Ugh... I was so surprised that I knocked everything around...
Anna: It's okay. We can just put everything back...
Nightmare: What did I tell you!
Vyrn: My bad... I'll try to be more careful.
Vyrn: Huh? What's this giant box?
Anna: I'm not sure. I wonder what's in it...
Lyria: Wow! These clothes are gorgeous! Are they your grandma's?
Anna: No... They were a present. She gave them to me back then...
Anna: She went and bought them in town, and she said they were suitable for a young woman like me.
Vyrn: Then why were they hidden on that shelf?
Anna: I was embarrassed. Clothes this flashy don't suit me at all...
Lyria: Anna! There's a letter at the bottom of this box!
Anna: What? This is my grandma's handwriting!
Vyrn: Really? What does it say?
Anna: It says... "Dear Anna..."
"Apparently you've matured into a woman, and you've finally taken the clothes from the box."
"I bet I was a bit of a nag in my old age."
"For that, I apologize."
"But I'm a witch, so I know that I'm not long for this world. That's why I want you to become your own woman."
"But just because I raised you as a witch, doesn't mean I want you to inherit my life. I hope you can lead a normal life."
"I'm always with you. If you're still sad about me, maybe you just haven't realized this."
Lyria: Sniff... She really cared about you.
Vyrn: Yeah... Turns out she wasn't looking for someone to continue her legacy after all.
Anna: A normal life...
Anna: Sniff... Sniff... Sob... Grandma! I'm sorry!
The crew leaves Anna in privacy and returns to the Grandcypher. She returns slightly later...
Anna: Sorry to keep you waiting!
Lyria: Wow! You look fantastic! Those clothes really suit you!
Vyrn: Heh-heh! The old lady certainly had great fashion sense!
Anna: Er... Well...
Nightmare: Thank you! I feel like we've been upgraded!
Anna: I've made my decision. I may not be powerful enough yet, but I'm going to become an amazing witch!
Anna: A witch who everyone can rely on... just like Grandma.
Lyria: If anyone can do it, it's you, Anna!
Vyrn: That's right! We already rely on you, you know!
Anna: Thanks! This outfit is making my arms chilly though...
Thus Anna returns to the sky with the crew, motivated by an even stronger desire to become a legendary witch.
While in Port Breeze shopping, the crew run into a girl and her nanny. The girl wants to buy a rare staff before they're all sold out and is trying to get her nanny, who has a bad back, to hurry up. Anna offers to buy a staff instead, so the crew heads for the staff shop.
The crew has stopped into Port Breeze to purchase provisions.
On return leg of the journey, the crew is resting while Anna is practicing her magic.
Anna: Okay... Swoosh!
Lyria: Wow! You're getting good at that, Anna!
Vyrn: Yeah... But what's with the swoosh?
Anna: Well... I've been experiencing a lot as I travel with you guys, so I've been trying things out to see what works...
Anna: And it seems to help if I yell a word with some force behind it...
Vyrn: Yeah, but what does swoosh even—ouch! What's the big idea, Lyria!
Lyria: I think your grandma would be surprised at your magic powers as well!
Anna: Heh-heh... You really think so?
Elderly Woman: Excuse me...
Anna: Eek! Can we help you?
Elderly Woman: I'm very sorry. We've gotten lost... Do you know which way the town is?
Anna: Let's see... The town is... um...
Vyrn: It's that way! But will you be okay finding your way there? It's quite far.
Elderly Woman: But if I don't get there soon, my charge will—
Young Woman: I say, Nanny! Have you found out the way yet?
Elderly Woman: Yes, but it seems it's a little far...
Young Woman: What? Give me a break!
Young Woman: Now what are you going to do? All the staves will sell out!
Elderly Woman: I'm sorry...
Lyria: Um... What seems to be the problem here?
The nanny explains that she has come from a different island with her charge, the daughter of a wealthy family.
They have come to Port Breeze so that the girl can buy a rare staff, but there's a bit of a problem...
Young Woman: Silly Nanny got us lost!
Elderly Woman: I do apologize...
Young Woman: Now let's go! Stop dawdling please, Nanny!
Elderly Woman: Yes of course... It's just that my back...
Young Woman: Like I care! What about my staff? I simply must complete my collection!
Elderly Woman: Of course...
Anna: Hey, hold on a moment!
Young Woman: You talking to me?
Anna: Um... I can go for you! All I have to do is buy a staff, right?
Young Woman: Huh? I suppose that's true...
Elderly Woman: Are you sure it wouldn't be too much trouble, young lady?
Anna: Of course not! The rest of you guys wait here. I won't be long...
Lyria: Hee-hee! Nonsense! We're going with you, Anna!
Vyrn: Yep! I'm sure we can help! Right, (Captain)?
Anna: Everyone... you're all so kind...
Anna: Okay... You just rest that back of yours, Grandma. We'll do the rest!
Golden Days: Scene 2
The crew reaches the shop and is about to buy the last rare staff there, but an imperial soldier suddenly shows up and tries to take it. Anna responds by attacking the bully.
The crew heads to the market in town to buy a rare staff.
Anna: Let's see... Do you think this staff would work?
Lyria: Hmm... It seems about right.
Shopkeep: Hello there! You're interested in that staff?
Anna: Eek! Um... Yes.
Shopkeep: You have a very discerning eye. That staff is particularly rare. It's also the last one we have in stock.
Imperial Mage: Hey, kid... Hand that staff over. I spotted it before you.
Vyrn: I don't think so! It's first come, first served!
Imperial Mage: Huh? Like I care. That staff is perfect for me.
Anna: But we were first...
Imperial Mage: Now look... Let's not make a scene here. I happen to be one of the empire's most distinguished magicians.
Imperial Mage: So hand it over at once. Little girls like you are better off with twigs.
Lyria: Hold it! That's just not fair!
Vyrn: That's right! And Anna's magic is off the scale! She could jinx your butt no mistake!
Anna: Thank you, everyone...
Anna: The young heiress will be annoyed if we return without this staff...
Anna: So there's no way I'll hand it over!
Imperial Mage: Ha-ha! You're pretty brave for such a little girl.
Imperial Mage: Very well. Let's see these supposed magic powers of yours then. But don't blame me if you get hurt!
Lyria: The townsfolk are coming over to watch!
Anna: May the best magician win!
Golden Days: Scene 3
The crew defeats the soldier and delivers the staff to the nanny and girl. But the girl throws the staff away due to a scratch, which leads to an argument between her and her nanny. Anna scolds the girl, which results in her treating her nanny with more respect, and the crew sees them off.
Imperial Mage: Eek! What kind of a monster is this girl?
Anna: Phew... I did it?
Shopkeep: Wow! That was magnificent, young lady! That was some wild magic!
Citizen: Thank you! That soldier has been such a pain in the past, throwing his weight around like that.
The townsfolk gathers around the crew to praise Anna's magic.
Lyria: You did it! Everyone's so delighted!
Vyrn: Yep! Anna's the boss!
Anna: So... um... My magic helped?
Anna: Heh-heh... Grandma, I did it... My magic made someone happy!
Vyrn: All right then! Let's get back to Nanny and her charge!
The crew returns to the plateau and hands the rare staff over to the young heiress.
Young Woman: So you really did go and buy it for me.
Elderly Woman: Thank you so much! You really were a great help!
Anna: Um... It was no big deal...
Young Woman: I'm sorry, but this won't do at all. Look at this! The finish is scratched.
Anna: Huh? It's scratched?
Vyrn: Maybe it got scratched during that battle?
Lyria: Hmm... But you can hardly see it...
Young Woman: Hey! Don't you realize that I'm a collector? It's worthless to me damaged!
Young Woman: Aw... I got my hopes up just to have them dashed. I don't need this garbage.
Vyrn: No! There was no need to break it!
Lyria: Yeah! Anna went through so much for that!
Young Woman: Did she now?
Come on, Nanny. We're done here.
Elderly Woman: ...
Young Woman: Don't just stand there, Nanny!
Elderly Woman: Apologize to them.
Young Woman: I beg your pardon! Are you... giving me an order? But you're just a nan—
Elderly Woman: Apologize at once! To the young lady and everyone else!
Anna: Pardon me, but...
Young Woman: How dare you! Just who do you think you are?
Young Woman: You shriveled, wrinkled... I wish I had never met you!
Young Woman: What the? Where did that come from?
Anna: No! You can't speak to people like that! Especially not the person who raised you!
Anna: You have to treasure her! And cherish her! And love her!
Anna: If you don't, you'll regret it... Because the day will come when she's no longer there...
Nightmare: That's right. You'll regret it, but it'll be too late!
Elderly Woman: Thank you, young lady...
Young Woman: Ugh... What is everyone's problem?
Anna: Do you get it now?
Young Woman: Sigh... Enough already. Nanny, we're leaving!
Young Woman: Come on... Take my hand. Your eyes aren't so good in the dark, right?
Elderly Woman: Right you are, miss.
The elderly nanny thanks the crew, then the girl holds her hand as the two depart.
Anna: How lucky they are...
Lyria: Oh, Anna...
Vyrn: Hey, cheer up!
Anna: Yeah... I'm okay I guess. After all...
Nightmare: We're not lonely, 'cause we have friends!
Lyria: Hee-hee! Yeah, and we'll always be together!
With a smile on her face and memories of her grandmother in her heart, Anna strives ever harder to improve her magic.