A Dancer's Troubles
During their stay at the hot spring inn, (Captain) and company go for a stroll around town as Anthuria enjoys a dip first. They find her again later, surrounded by enthusiastic fans. The fans' enthusiasm changes tune quickly when they realize Anthuria didn't travel alone.
As a reward for completing a mission, (Captain) and the crew receive complimentary tickets to a hot spring inn.
Deciding to take this as an opportunity for a break, the crew visits the hot spring town where the facility is located.
Anthuria: The layout of this inn is very interesting. I've never seen anything quite like it before.
Anthuria: It has a nice charm to it.
Peeking inside the rooms they'll be staying in, Anthuria gazes upon everything with fascination.
Vyrn: Hey, (Captain), what are we gonna do now?
Vyrn: If you don't have anything planned, then let's take a look around town!
Choose: Sounds good.
- Sounds good.
- What about Anthuria?
Lyria: I want to try one of those hot spring eggs I've heard about!
Vyrn: Well, I'm hankerin' for a hot spring manju.
Lyria: Are you coming with us, Anthuria?
Anthuria: Thank you for the invitation, but I think I'll go for a dip in the hot springs first.
Anthuria: I worked up quite a sweat on the way here, so I'd like to clean myself up.
Anthuria: I couldn't bear it if (Captain) thought I smelled...
Vyrn: Stayin' clean is important, I guess. So it'll be just us three then?Choose: What about Anthuria?
Anthuria: Me? I was thinking of taking a dip in the hot springs first.
Anthuria: Since we came all the way here, I want to relax and soak in the water.
Anthuria: So don't worry about me.
Vyrn: Guess that means we're headin' to town ourselves then.Continue 1
With a nod of agreement from (Captain), they part ways with Anthuria and go off to explore the hot spring town.
Their first destination is a surprise to no one.
Lyria: Wow... These hot spring eggs are so soft and yummy!
Vyrn: Hey, let's try that place next—
Wait, do you hear that?
They turn toward where they hear the sound coming from and find a crowd of people rushing at them with manic excitement in their eyes.
Man 1: Anthuria! I'm coming!
Man 2: You think you can get a head start on me, buddy! Think again! I'm gonna confess to her first!
Woman 1: Out of the way! The only one getting close to Anthuria is me!
In a blink of an eye, the crowd whips past (Captain) and company and vanishes just as quickly as it came.
Lyria: Umm... Was it just me, or were those people saying Anthuria's name?
Vyrn: I heard it too. Why am I gettin' a feeling of deja vu here?
Lyria: Now that I think about it... She was being chased by a lot of people back when we first met her.
Vyrn: Shoot! I totally forgot Fire Girl's famous!
Choose: We have to find her!
- We have to find her!
Lyria: Yes, we do!
With a round of affirmative nods, (Captain) and company chase after the crowd.
Together they hurriedly search through the hot spring town for any sign of Anthuria.
Before long, (Captain) and company stumble upon a large throng of people in one section of town.
Lyria: Oh my gosh, there's so many people!
Vyrn: Hey, you don't think that maybe this crowd means that...
Anthuria: Enough of this! Please just leave me alone!
Anthuria's angry voice suddenly pierces through the crowd.
But it only draws more attention.
Vyrn: Sigh... So these people are all Fire Girl's fans...
Lyria: Ahaha... She's as popular as ever.
Lyria: Wait, what are we doing! We have to help her!
At (Captain)'s nod, they plunge into the crowd.
Through some miracle, (Captain) manages to find Anthuria and grab her hand.
Don't touch me!
Anthuria: Huh? (Captain)?
Anthuria: I'm sorry! I didn't think it was you who touched me!
Anthuria: Y-you know, you can take my hand whenever you want, (Captain)...
Vyrn: Less talking, more running! Let's get outta here!
Point taken, (Captain) tugs on Anthuria's hand and leads her out of the throng of people.
Anthuria: Hehe... I'm reminded of the time you first saved me.
Anthuria: You took my hand just like this...
Ruffian: You idiots! Don't let Anthuria get away!
Vyrn: C'mon, how many of these guys are there!
Lyria: Oh no... I think there's more of them coming!
Vyrn: Let's get outta here, (Captain)! Lyria! Fire Girl!
Anthuria: (Captain), you really are...
Once (Captain) and company make their escape from the crowd, they do their best to stay out of sight.
Anthuria: Thank you for saving me.
Vyrn: I can't believe how popular you are, Fire Girl.
Anthuria: I'm flattered that everyone likes me so much, but I really wish they'd consider the time and place for such excitement...
Anthuria: Especially since they interrupted my precious trip with you, (Captain)...
Man 1: Say what! You're on a trip with this loser?
Lyria: Whoa! When did he—
A quick look around reveals that it's not just him. Another crowd of Anthuria's fans is gathering around them.
Vyrn: They found us already? Man, these guys just don't give up!
Lyria: Wh-what should we do? Should we start running again?
Anthuria: No, let me take care of this. I've had enough of them interrupting our hot spring trip.
Vyrn: You sure about this?
Anthuria: Yes. If I tell it to them clearly, surely they will give up.
Anthuria: And if not, well, I have a backup plan and I'm not afraid to use it.
Man 2: Yo, Anthuria! Are you really on a trip with that punk?
Man 1: And what exactly is your relationship with 'em? I saw you both holding hands a second ago!
Anthuria: Relationship? Well... (Captain) is the person I hold dearest in my heart.
Anthuria: So much so that I wouldn't mind giving (Captain) all of me...
Man 2: You what! You're kidding me!
Man 1: You're lying! You've gotta be lying! Please tell me you're lying!
Anthuria: It's nothing but the truth, so please stop interrupting our date!
Anthuria: We don't... often get a chance to be together like this...
Man 1: No... way...
Man 2: I refuse to believe this! I won't! I'll never!
All of Anthuria's fans turn their gazes toward (Captain) with unbridled hostility in their eyes.
Anthuria: Just so you all know, if anybody dares lay a hand on (Captain), anger won't even begin to describe what I'll feel.
Anthuria: In fact if that ever happens, I swear I won't ever dance again.
Woman 1: No! I'd rather die than see you quit!
Man 1: Y-yeah, that's the one thing you can't take away from us!
Man 2: I beg you! Anything but that!
Anthuria: Then I think it's pretty clear that everyone should stop getting in our way.
Man 1: Damn it! This is all a bad dream! It has to be!
Man 2: I'll never accept this... Never! I'm the only one worthy of Anthuria!
Woman 1: Better this than never being able to see Anthuria dancing again...
Anthuria's fans slowly disperse, their expressions twisted in disbelief as they mutter to themselves.
Anthuria: Sigh... Finally some peace and quiet.
Lyria: Ahaha... That was kind of amazing.
Anthuria: Thank you. But now I'm feeling quite drained.
Anthuria: I was so looking forward to enjoying this beautiful yukata too...
Vyrn: Where'd you even find one of those?
Choose: You look amazing.
- You look amazing.
- I could look at you forever...
Lyria: You do! Your hair is also done really well!
Vyrn: For sure! I can kinda understand why all those fans went nuts over you.
Anthuria: Hehe, thank you, everyone. Your words are too kind.
But mere compliments are not enough for Anthuria. With a craving for more, she bats her eyes at (Captain).
Anthuria: Say, (Captain). Would you happen to be free tonight?
Anthuria: If you are, would you like to enjoy the moonlight with me?
Anthuria: I was thinking it would be nice to spend a quiet evening together, especially since I've already gone through the effort of putting on a yukata.
Anthuria: And then maybe you could tell me how the moon isn't the only beautiful sight to behold tonight...Choose: I could look at you forever...
Anthuria: Ah, hngh... (Captain), if you say it like that, I...
Lyria: Oh my gosh! Anthuria, you're turning redder than an apple!
Anthuria: I-I can't help myself. I never thought I'd hear those words come from (Captain)'s lips...
Anthuria: I'm just so happy... I...
Anthuria: H-hey, (Captain). Will you really look at me forever?
Anthuria: If you do, I'll do anything you want...
Anthuria: Actually I'll let you do anything you want to me... So...Continue 2
To emphasize her point, Anthuria presses her body close against (Captain).
Lyria: Hey! Too close! You're way too close, Anthuria!
Vyrn: By the way, Fire Girl. Did you forget we're still in the middle of town?
Anthuria: Wha... Ah! Aahhhh!
Anthuria's entire body goes scarlet as she panics and flings herself away from (Captain).
Anthuria: Hngh... Well, how else am I supposed to act when (Captain) says something like that?
Vyrn: Sigh. Guess some things never change.
Anthuria: You don't have to tell me that...
Vyrn: Anyway, what are you gonna do after this, Fire Girl?
Vyrn: We're probably gonna keep exploring the town for a little while longer.
Anthuria: Then could I join you? If I wander alone, I might get caught up in a crowd again...
(Captain) gives a wry smile at that and nods.
Anthuria: Thank you. Shall we go?
Anthuria: Wait, before that.
Anthuria: (Captain), would you mind taking my hand one more time?
Anthuria: I believe my fans should leave us alone if we're holding hands.
Anthuria: Or should we link arms instead? Hehe, we can do it however you like, (Captain).
The only warning Anthuria gets is a single nod before (Captain) takes Anthuria's hand firmly.
Anthuria: Wha... Ahh?
The moment (Captain) does so, Anthuria's body flushes bright red again.
Anthuria: Uhm, (Captain)? Are you really going to... hold my hand?
Anthuria: Hngh... Y-you're really grasping me firmly yet gently...
Anthuria: Ahn... Your hand, it's enveloping me in such warmth and comfort...
Anthuria: Nngh... Hey, (Captain)... Can you hold me just a bit closer?
Lyria: Ungh... That's not fair! Hold my hand too!
Vyrn: Oh come on, you guys...
With her best efforts, Anthuria continues to try bridging the distance between herself and (Captain).
However, she still has many obstacles left to overcome before that distance is crossed.
A Dancer's True Feelings
(Captain) and company run into Yuisis at a famous footbath nearby. As everyone enjoys the hot water, they converse about the hot springs, and the subject turns very quickly to the family bath available at the inn. Anthuria decides to take this chance to invite (Captain) for some private quality time together.
(Captain) and company go back to exploring the hot spring town, now with Anthuria by their side.
While walking around, they hear of a famous footbath nearby and decide to pay it a visit.
???: Huh? (Captain)?
Upon their arrival, they find Yuisis in a yukata, her feet already enjoying the footbath before them.
Vyrn: You came for a dip in the footbath too, Crazy Girl?
Yuisis: Yeah. Wanna join me, Boss?
With nods all around, everyone wastes no time in sitting down and dipping their feet into the hot waters of the footbath.
Lyria: Wow... This feels so good...
Anthuria: It really does. The water at the inn was great, but this is enjoyable as well.
Vyrn: Oh yeah. I forgot you tested out the hot springs already. How was it?
Anthuria: It was excellent. The view from the springs was lovely, and the pools of water were nice and open.
Vyrn: Whoa... Guess we've gotta try them out too when we get back.
Lyria: I can't wait!
(Captain) agrees with a nod.
Anthuria: That reminds me. As I was leaving, the innkeeper let me know that they also have a family bath available.
Vyrn: Huh? The heck's a family bath?
Anthuria: It's a bath made for the purpose of friends and family bathing together.
Anthuria: The area is private, so no other visitors can enter while someone has it reserved. Sounds nice, doesn't it?
Yuisis: It really is. I used to use 'em when I went bathin' with my family.
Lyria: Wow. I had no idea that kind of thing existed.
Anthuria: Hehe. How about it, (Captain)? Want to go in one together?
Anthuria: If we do, I'll give your back a nice, gentle wash.
Anthuria: Or would you rather wash all of me instead?
Anthuria: I don't mind letting you do so, (Captain).
Anthuria: I'd let you look anywhere you wanted... Touch anywhere you wanted...
Anthuria: So why don't we—
Yuisis: I like that idea. Mind if I join you guys?
Yuisis: We never get to spend some quality nude time together, right, (Captain)?
Yuisis: I'd love to get a soak in with you.
Anthuria: You're fine with getting naked in front of other people? Really?
Yuisis: Of course. It's a little embarrassin', but we're family, right?
Yuisis: So there's nothin' to worry 'bout.
Yuisis: Y'know, you guys should join us too! How 'bout it, Vyrn, Lyria? A family bath's not much without a family!
Vyrn: Hm? I don't mind joinin'. I bathe with (Captain) all the time anyway.
Lyria: Um, I—
Anthuria: A-actually, never mind! Forget about the whole thing!
Yuisis: Huh? Why?
Anthuria: I... I don't think I can take being nude in front of everyone...
Anthuria: Especially not (Captain)... Just the thought of showing everything is...
Anthuria's body goes bright red, and that's about as much warning as everyone gets before she collapses backward.
Lyria: Eep! Anthuria! Are you okay?
Anthuria: Hngh... The world's spinning...
Yuisis: Looks like she's just a little dizzy.
Vyrn: Are you serious?
An awkward laugh is all Anthuria hears as her head is gently lifted up and laid onto (Captain)'s lap.
Anthuria: O-oh my... My head is on... (Captain)'s lap... Hngh...
Anthuria: I'm so happy... I could... I could just... Hauuuuugh!
Lyria: Eek! Anthuria's gone completely red!
Vyrn: I think you're doing the opposite of helpin', (Captain)!
Yuisis: I'll be right back with some cold water!
Anthuria can do nothing but lay there, her head woozy and eyes spinning.
Everyone else, on the other hand, do all they can to help her, without descending into panic.
A Dancer's True Feelings: Scene 2
Standing outside the inn at night, (Captain) spots Anthuria leaving by herself and follows after her out of concern. Yuisis tags along with (Captain), and together they stumble across a spectacular sight.
After a nice soak in the hot springs, (Captain) relaxes alone outside to cool off a bit.
This just happens to let (Captain) catch sight of Anthuria leaving the inn by herself.
Remembering the excitement from earlier in the day, (Captain) grows worried and follows after her.
???: (Captain)? What're you doin' out in the dark by yourself?
An unexpected voice calls out from behind.
Standing there with her face slightly flushed, perhaps from just leaving the baths, is Yuisis.
(Captain) briefly explains the situation.
Yuisis: So that's what happened. Let me help you out then. Better than goin' off alone, right?
Choose: You sure?
- You sure?
- I'll be fine by myself.
Yuisis: Yeah. I was thinkin' of coolin' off after my bath anyway.
Yuisis: Plus I'd never pass up a chance to take a nice evenin' walk with you.Choose: I'll be fine by myself.
Yuisis: Well, I don't doubt you'd be fine alone.
Yuisis: But it's easier to deal with trouble when you've got someone watching your back, right?
Yuisis: So let me tag along.Continue 1
Yuisis: Besides, I care about her too, y'know? She's part of the crew, which means she's family.
Nodding in understanding, (Captain) lets Yuisis join the chase.
Yuisis: I think she went this way... Huh?
Yuisis's voice trails off in confusion.
The sight they come upon is as unexpected as it is stunning.
In captivated silence, (Captain) and Yuisis can only watch the smiling Anthuria dance the night away.
Anthuria: Sigh... That felt nice. The glow of the moon is even better lighting than I thought it'd be.
Anthuria: It's too bad I have no audience though.
Anthuria: Who's there!
Anthuria: (Captain)? Yuisis? What are you two doing here?
Yuisis: We were worried since you went off on your own at such a late hour.
Yuisis: (Captain) also told me about what happened earlier today, so we followed you just to be safe.
Anthuria: O-oh... I'm sorry, I didn't mean for both of you to worry.
(Captain) and Yuisis shake their heads.
Yuisis: Forget about our worries. I'd be more worried about myself if I were you.
Yuisis: Your yukata might need a little bit of fixin' considerin' the view right now.
Anthuria looks down at herself and immediately flushes red at the state of her clothing. She whips the other way and squats down in an effort to cover herself.
Anthuria: Hngh... T-turn around! Don't look! I'm going to fix this!
Yuisis and (Captain) dutifully do as they're told and turn away.
Anthuria: Haugh... I can't believe I exposed myself like this...
Anthuria: (Captain)... probably saw everything...
Anthuria: Hngh... I swear... I'm not that kind of person...
Anthuria: You can l-look now.
Anthuria: Yuisis, (Captain)... P-please forget you saw anything.
Choose: I'll do my best to.
- I'll do my best to.
- You were so pretty though.
Yuisis: Me too. I'd never disrespect the wishes of my family.
Anthuria: Th-thank you.
Yuisis: That was some beautiful dancing though.
Yuisis: My sister who loves dancing used to take me to a lot of shows, but I gotta say I've never seen anyone move like you before. You're amazin'.
(Captain) nods in agreement.
Anthuria: Th-thank you. It's flattering to know you both think so.Choose: You were so pretty though.
Yuisis: You really were. I don't think I could forget such gorgeous dancin' even if I wanted to.
Anthuria: Hngh... If you both really liked it so much, then I guess I can put up with the embarrassment...
Anthuria: ((Captain) actually said I was pretty...)
Anthuria: (I would have preferred to have been fully dressed, but...)
Anthuria: (I can't help but feel happy.)
Anthuria: (And it looks like (Captain) is a bit more interested in me now. Maybe being seen wasn't such a bad thing after all.)Continue 2
Yuisis: But you know, for someone so famous, I'd have thought you would be more careful.
Yuisis: Why are you out here practicing so late by yourself?
Anthuria: I wasn't. I just felt like dancing a bit.
Anthuria: If I decided to dance in a place with a lot of people, I would have drawn a lot of attention.
Anthuria: Which is why I snuck off here.
Yuisis: Oh, that makes sense.
Choose: Do you still want to dance?
- Do you still want to dance?
- It's late now. We should head back.
Anthuria: No. I've had my fill. We should go back to the inn.
Anthuria: There's no telling what will happen if I dance again in these clothes either...
Yuisis: Then let's head back—Choose: It's late now. We should head back.
Anthuria: You're right. I think it's about time we do so.
Anthuria: It's probably not the best idea to keep dancing in these clothes either...
Anthuria glances over her yukata with a strained smile.
Anthuria: Before I forget... (Captain), would you join me in my room tonight? We could... sleep together.
Anthuria: Think of it as an apology for all the trouble I've caused today.
Anthuria: Hehe, I wouldn't mind letting you use me as a pillow either.
Anthuria: Using me for anything else you'd like is also fine...
Anthuria: What do you say?Continue 3
Yuisis suddenly draws her sword and sweeps the surrounding area with sharp eyes.
Anthuria: Wh-what are you doing?
Yuisis: Hmm. Nothing, sorry. Must just be my imagination.
Anthuria: Did you sense a monster?
Yuisis: Maybe... Well, never mind. Let's hurry back to the inn for now.
Trusting Yuisis's judgment, they make haste toward the inn.
A Dancer's True Feelings: Scene 3
(Captain) parts with Yuisis and Anthuria once they return to the inn. As soon as the captain is alone, a group of Anthuria's most dedicated male fans crawl out of the woodwork, demanding that (Captain) never get near Anthuria again.
Everyone soon arrives at the inn.
(Captain) parts ways with Anthuria and Yuisis, and begins to head back to the room where Vyrn and Lyria are waiting.
Man 1: I don't see Anthuria! Now's our chance! Get that brat!
The sudden shout brings about a crowd of angry men that quickly surround (Captain) from all sides.
Man 3: This is the person that Anthuria cares about so much? I've seen monsters more attractive than this!
Man 2: You said it. Anthuria deserves someone only as good as one of us!
Man 4: I couldn't agree more. This loser's gotta go!
The man reaches out and grabs (Captain) by the collar.
Man 4: Hey, buddy! I dunno how the hell you managed to trick Anthuria into liking you, but you stay away from her, you hear?
Man 4: Don't even think about getting close to her again!
Man 4: And if you don't do as we say, well, we don't need to spell it out for you, do we?
The men make a show of waving their weapons toward (Captain).
Man 4: We don't want anyone getting hurt after all. So why don't you just—
Man 4: What? You moron, you think we're kidding? We're serious—
Choose: I'll never abandon a friend!
- I'll never abandon a friend!
Man 4: Pffft, really? Well, good for you!
Man 4: Let's see if you're still singing the same tune after we're done with you! Line up, boys!
Command given, the men all draw closer.
Yuisis: As if we'd let you!
Man 2: Oof!
Anthuria: Get your filthy hands off of (Captain)!
Man 4: Argh!
Right before harm can descend upon (Captain), Yuisis and Anthuria appear from the shadows of the inn and drive the men back.
Anthuria: (Captain), are you okay? You're not hurt?
Surprised and a little bit stunned, (Captain) dumbly nods an affirmative.
Anthuria: Thank goodness.
Man 1: Wh-why is Anthuria here with her friend? Didn't they go back to their rooms?
Yuisis: Do you really think we're dumb enough not to notice your bloodlust?
Yuisis: Especially when it's directed toward (Captain) here.
Yuisis: We rushed over as soon as we noticed.
Yuisis: This ugly aura I'm feeling though...
Yuisis: It was you guys I sensed back there, wasn't it?
Anthuria: What in the world were you all thinking of doing?
Anthuria: Were you really trying to hurt the person I hold dearest?
Anthuria: Didn't I warn you all what would happen if you tried to hurt (Captain)?
Anthuria: Think very carefully about your answers...
Before Anthuria's terrifyingly cold gaze, the men shake in their boots.
Man 1: W-we just wanted to open your eyes, Anthuria!
Man 3: Yeah, what he said! We were gonna show you this punk's true nature!
Man 3: Someone like that won't treat you right! You need one of us to—
Anthuria: Stop talking.
Man 3: ...!
Anthuria: The only person I love is (Captain). I have no interest in anybody else. Don't make me say it again.
Man 1: Why... Why! What makes that loser so special?
Anthuria: If it's reasons you want, then I've got a long list.
Immediately after the declaration, she threads her arm through (Captain)'s and pulls them close together. Her eyes blaze as she locks gazes with the person that matters most to her.
Anthuria: For example, your beautiful eyes and how they shined when you saved me the first time...
Anthuria: Or how I can't look away as I watch you chase after your dreams...
Anthuria: Or how you see me for who I truly am, and not just for my looks or my dancing...
Anthuria: But most of all... you make me want to stay by your side. Forever.
Anthuria: This is the first time I've felt this way about anyone.
Anthuria: To the point where I'd be okay with giving you all of me...
Anthuria: So I want to stay by your side...
Anthuria: B-because... I love you with all my heart.
Anthuria buries her flushed face into (Captain)'s arm, as if to hide from the words she had just spoken.
Man 1: Wh-what... just happened? You're kidding, right? There's no way I believe that!
Man 3: Your feelings are wrong! I'm... I'm the only one that can make you happy, Anthuria!
Man 2: You... If only you didn't exist, then Anthuria would be mine!
Man 4: I'm done talking! We got no choice but to use force!
Man 4: I'll make you mine, Anthuria! I promise!
Raising their weapons, the men all glare hatefully at (Captain).
Yuisis: Not only will you ignore someone's feelings, you'll also force them to obey your will? You're all worse than scum.
Yuisis: None of you truly care about Anthuria. You just want to own her like an object.
Yuisis: I can't believe you call yourselves fans. Why not just admit what you really are? Trash.
Man 4: Shut up! We're the ones in the right here!
Yuisis: They're beyond reasonin'. I guess we've got no choice.
Yuisis: No matter the reason, you dared to threaten my family.
Yuisis: Are you prepared for what happens next?
Anthuria: Even I have my limits.
Anthuria: If words won't work, then I'll just have to show you how serious I am about (Captain)!
A Dancer's True Feelings: Scene 4
With the men defeated and her embarrassing confessions out in the air, Anthuria flees back into the inn. (Captain) finds her later, and Anthuria realizes that her confessions didn't reach the captain's heart. She makes up her mind and resolves to speak her feelings one more time.
The men lie defeated on the ground, thwarted by (Captain) and company.
In the midst of all the bodies, Anthuria crouches down with her head in her hands and whimpers.
Anthuria: Hnghnnnn... I didn't mean to say those bold, embarrassing things...
Anthuria: I can't even look at (Captain) now...
Choose: What's wrong?
- What's wrong?
Anthuria shoots up into the air at (Captain)'s voice.
Anthuria: Aaahh, it's nothing! Nothing... at all.
Anthuria: Uhm, uhh, uhmm... I-I... I...
Anthuria: I'm going to the hot springs!
Without giving anyone time to respond, Anthuria dashes away at lightning speed.
(Captain) and the rest simply stare after her, dumbfounded.
Slightly worried by Anthuria's earlier behavior, (Captain) walks through the inn in search of her.
Anthuria's Voice: Hngh...
It doesn't take long to catch Anthuria's whimpering voice from somewhere nearby.
Searching for the source leads (Captain) to find Anthuria rolling around the floor of her room.
Anthuria: Aah, I can't believe it... I can't believe I did that...
Anthuria: I'll never be able to look (Captain) in the eyes again...
Anthuria: Who's there? Wait, (Captain)?
Upon realizing it really is (Captain) standing before her, Anthuria flounders about and launches herself off the floor.
Anthuria: Uhm... You didn't see what I was doing... did you?
Unfortunately, (Captain) can only sheepishly nod.
Anthuria: Hngh, I can't believe you saw me doing something embarrassing again.
Anthuria: J-just so you know, I don't always do that when I'm by myself!
Anthuria: A lot of things happened today, so...
Anthuria: Wait, I should apologize! (Captain), I'm so sorry for the inappropriate things I said earlier!
Anthuria: I completely lost my cool when I heard those men talking down to you.
Anthuria: I couldn't help myself. Those bold words just slipped out...
Choose: I was happy even if it was a joke.
- I was happy even if it was a joke.
- I didn't mind them.
Anthuria: A... joke.
Anthuria: Even if I said them in the heat of the moment, those words are how I really feel...
Anthuria: B-but if you were happy to hear them, then that means I have a chance... right?
Anthuria: Then I just have to make sure you know I am serious about my feelings, without a doubt.Choose: I didn't mind them.
Anthuria: You... didn't mind.
Anthuria: Even if I said them in the heat of the moment, those words are how I really feel...
Anthuria: But if you didn't mind that then... I might have a chance?
Anthuria: But how... How will I ever make you look at me?
Anthuria: There must be a way to convey how I really feel and make you fall for me...Continue 1
Anthuria: H-hey, (Captain)? Do you have any plans after this?
Anthuria: No? Then would you like to enjoy the cool evening air with me?
Anthuria: I'm... a little lonely by myself.
(Captain) nods and sits down next to Anthuria.
Anthuria: Hehe, thank you.
Anthuria: You know, there's a breeze that passes through this room that keeps the floor nice and cool.
Anthuria: In the evening, the floor is at the perfect temperature.
Anthuria lowers herself to the floor.
Anthuria: (Captain), try it. I promise it feels nice and cool.
As requested, (Captain) lies back as well.
Anthuria: The breeze is so soothing, isn't it?
(Captain) and Anthuria lie together, the distance between them unchanging.
That is until Anthuria reaches out and grasps (Captain)'s hand firmly with her own.
Anthuria: (Captain), I just want you to know that what I said in front of those men was all true.
Anthuria: Every word of it.
Anthuria: I'd give you all of me, if that's what you wanted.
Anthuria: Please don't forget that.
With a gentle smile, Anthuria squeezes (Captain)'s hand.
Finally her feelings are properly conveyed.
Where her feelings will lead her, however...
No one quite knows yet.