Carefree Bomber Girl
An energetic girl named Clarisse helps the crew with a monster-hunting mission. While they celebrate their victory, she hears about the crew's journey and tells (Captain) she wants to join.
Vyrn: Ugh... I wonder how long our backup plans to keep us waiting.
Lyria: They should have been here by now. I wonder if they got lost.
The crew has undertaken a mission to hunt down monsters running rampant in the mountains of a certain island.
But they've heard that there are too many monsters to handle alone, so they've arranged to meet with some backup before proceeding.
Vyrn: I'm getting sick of waiting... Why don't we just move on already?
Lyria: Huh? Who's that behind you?
???: Who in the world could it be?
Choose: Why don't you tell us?
- Why don't you tell us?
- You're late.
???: Well? Who do you think I am? Tee-hee...
Lyria: Um, excuse me... Who are you, really?
Clarisse: Fine... I guess I'll give it away. I'm Clarisse, the adorable alchemy prodigy! Yay!Choose: You're late.
???: Whoa now! If you were any crabbier, you'd have claws! Are you just at that age?
Lyria: Um... Who might you be?
???: Whoops! Sorry! I guess I should just introduce myself.
Clarisse: I'm Clarisse, the adorable alchemy prodigy! Yay!Continue 1
Vyrn: I feel dumb even asking this... but are you our backup for this mission, little girl?
Clarisse: Sure am! Who did you think would show up?
Vyrn: Well... maybe someone who looks a little stronger for starters.
Clarisse: Oh. I suppose I do look like a run-of-the-mill sweetie pie at first glance.
Lyria: Um... Are you our only backup then?
Clarisse: Yep! And it's a good thing too, because two or three people like me would be way too annoying!
Vyrn: (I wonder if she knows how annoying she is all on her own...)
Clarisse: Well, all hands are accounted for, so let's do some hunting! Um...
Lyria: Oh! I'm Lyria, and this is Vyrn.
Lyria: And this is (Captain), the captain of our crew.
Clarisse: Okay! I know I was late, so I'll try to make up for lost time!
Vyrn: Hey! Slow down! We're going too, y'know! Hurry, (Captain)!
Clarisse: Ha-ha! Oh my! There are so many of them!
Lyria: And they all look so strong!
Vyrn: What should we do? There are even more than we thought... Maybe we should regroup...
Clarisse: It's all good! Just try to stay out of the way of my fireworks!
Vyrn: Huh? What do you mea—
Vyrn: Whoa... What the heck was that?
Clarisse: Double boom!
Lyria: Huh? Where'd all the monsters go?
Clarisse: Aw yeah! Now I'm fired up! Let's go pop some more of these critters.
Using a mysterious technique, Clarisse blows the monsters away one after another.
Before long there are no signs of monsters anywhere.
Clarisse: All right! Does that just about do it?
Vyrn: Hey! There's hardly anything left of the mountain either!
Lyria: Uh-oh... We might get in trouble for this later...
Clarisse: We'll be fine. I already cleared it with the client!
Clarisse: As a matter of fact, the client plans to develop this land, so clearing the way was part of my mission.
Clarisse: Oh! Straggler sighted!
Clarisse: Let's wrap up our mission and go party! Sound good, (Captain)?
Vyrn: Hey! Great. She ran off on her own again.
Lyria: We should go help her! Come on, (Captain)!
Lyria: If we don't stop her from getting carried away, who knows what could happen!
Clarisse: Well done, everyone!
Vyrn: Ugh... This girl's such a pain...
With the mission complete, Clarisse practically forces the crew to raise a toast with her in celebration.
Clarisse: You know what? I think fate brings people together on missions.
Clarisse: So I always celebrate with my team once the job is done, even if it's just by having tea.
Lyria: Really? That sounds like fun!
Clarisse: It is! And it gives you a chance to hear the most interesting stories from the most incredible people!
Clarisse: I grew up in a pretty isolated home, so I like hearing about lots of new things!
Vyrn: So... What did you do to take down all those monsters exactly?
Clarisse: Oh, that? I just used a little alchemy... though I suppose mine is somewhat unorthodox.
Clarisse: Yep! But I can't do it exactly right, to be totally honest.
Clarisse: Whenever I try, the alchemical transmutation comes to a halt at some point in the middle, while the substance in question is still unstable.
Clarisse: But substances can't stay in an unstable state for long... They eventually explode.
Clarisse: Sorry! Sorry! I don't want to bore you with all the gory details!
Lyria: Um... It's not boring, but it is a little hard to understand.
Clarisse: I hear that! It was all gibberish to me at first too.
Clarisse: My ancestor was actually the sister of the Matriarch—the founder of alchemy—so I was brought up as an alchemist.
Clarisse: But even though they were blessed with the founder of alchemy, that house—
Clarisse: Actually, never mind all that! It's way too dark!
Clarisse: Now it's my turn to ask questions! Why are you all traveling?
Vyrn: We're going to the Island of the Astrals!
Clarisse: The Island of the Astrals?
(Captain) and company tell Clarisse about their journey, though they avoid mentioning that the empire is after them.
Clarisse: Wow! That is so interesting! It really is! Can I go with you?
Vyrn: Huh? Where did that come from all of a sudden?
Lyria: And why would you want to travel with us?
Clarisse: Well... I do have my reasons...
Clarisse: I'm actually looking for someone... Or well, my family wants me to hunt someone down.
Clarisse: But it's a bit of a pain, so I figure it's no big deal...
Vyrn: No big deal? Are you really sure about that?
Clarisse: It'll be fine! Please... you've just got to bring me with you!
Choose: Sure thing.
- Sure thing.
- There are conditions.
Clarisse: Yay! You're the best, (Captain)!Choose: There are conditions.
Clarisse: Conditions? I sure hope it's nothing too annoying...
Vyrn: I think the captain wants you to finish what you set out to do too.
Clarisse: I see... I guess I'll do my best with that too then!Continue 2
Clarisse: I'll make sure you're glad to have an adorable alchemy prodigy like me along!
Thus the alchemist Clarisse is welcomed into the crew by (Captain) and company.
But they'll continue to find it almost impossible to keep up with her pace.
As Clarisse waits for a client with the rest of the crew, she reads a letter from home... and then she rips it to shreds and brushes off Lyria's obvious concern. Suddenly the client appears with soldiers in pursuit.
(Captain) and company are waiting for their client on a street corner one night.
Clarisse is reading a letter, assisted by a dim lamp.
Lyria: What's wrong, Clarisse? I hardly ever hear you sigh like that.
Clarisse: Huh? Oh... It's nothing! Nothing at all!
Clarisse smiles and rips the letter apart.
Lyria: Hey! Wasn't that a letter? You didn't have to rip it up...
Clarisse: Don't worry about it! It was just complaints from back home!
Lyria: So it was a letter from your family? But that's even more reason to—
Clarisse: It's fine! More importantly, has the... um... client gotten here yet?
Vyrn: Nah... I don't see anyone yet.
Vyrn: Not that I can really see anything in this darkness...
Clarisse: It does seem a little odd to set up this meeting in the middle of the night.
Clarisse: So, Lyria. What kind of mission is this anyway?
Lyria: Um... The client said she wants us to protect her, or something like that.
Vyrn: So we're bodyguards then. But why meet us so late? I'm getting sleepy.
Clarisse: Don't look now, Vyrn, but I don't think this is any time to sleep!
Vyrn: Why? Did our client finally come?
Clarisse: Looks like it! And she brought some friends!
Client: Excuse me! You're the skyfarers I hired, right?
Vyrn: That's right! It sure looks like you're in a hurry...
Vyrn: Huh? What's that? What's going on?
Clarisse: Here they come! And it's a big group too!
Soldier: Ugh... Who are those guys? Agents?
Clarisse: All right, everyone... Looks like we're up.
Facing Fate: Scene 2
(Captain) and company flee into the forest to keep the client safe. When they ask her what's going on, she won't give them a clear explanation. Suddenly some monsters show up as well as a person calling the client someone's daughter.
(Captain) and company repel the many soldiers chasing their client.
To get her away from her pursuers, they flee into the forest at the edge of town.
Client: Thank you so much. I thought they were going to get me for sure.
Vyrn: Why were they chasing you anyway? Did you do something bad?
Vyrn: Setting up a nighttime meeting seems pretty suspicious. We don't want to guard some villain.
Client: Um... I didn't do anything wrong... but it's actually a little hard to explain...
Clarisse: Let's just play nice! She's going to pay us really well, so who cares about the details, right?
Client: Thank you! I have your payment right here.
Client: Is it enough?
Vyrn: Whoa! This is more than enough! Are you sure you want to pay us this much?
Client: What a relief... I wasn't quite sure of the going rate, but I'm glad I didn't bring too little.
Clarisse: Ha-ha... I figured it out!
Clarisse: I think we have a little something in common.
Client: Huh? Um... What do you mean?
Clarisse: Well... I bet you're—
Soldier 1: I've found her! Your daughter is over here, Your Lordship!
Lyria: Huh? Daughter?
Vyrn: What's going on here? Those guys who were after you... Are they—
Clarisse: Now that we're in the forest, we have to keep our guard up!
Clarisse: We'll talk about it more later. First we need to show all these guys and monsters the meaning of kapow!
Facing Fate: Scene 3
(Captain) and company find out the soldiers chasing the client are agents hired by her father. One of the agents shows up and says her father is surrounded by monsters. The client is hesitant at first, but Clarisse convinces her that her father should be helped.
Soldier 1: Damn! Where did she go?
Soldier 2: It doesn't matter! We have to retreat for now! There are too many monsters here!
Soldier 2: Eek!
Soldier 1: Damn you! We must protect his lordship!
Clarisse: Ha-ha... It looks like they're a little too busy to chase us around.
Client: I see... Um... Was anyone hurt?
Clarisse: Maybe a few agents here and there. We went pretty easy on them, so I don't think anyone's hurt that badly.
Vyrn: Hey... I think it's about time for you to tell us what's going on.
Client: Um... I actually got in a fight with my father and I... I ran away from home.
The soldiers chasing the client are apparently agents hired by her father to bring her back home.
Client: I belong to a well-known merchant family, and my father really wants me to take over the business...
Client: But I have my own dreams too, and he just won't listen.
Lyria: So that's why you decided to hire some bodyguards and run away?
Client: I don't want to do what my father says anymore!
Soldier 3: Help! You've just got to help us!
Vyrn: Hey! Weren't you one of the guys chasing us?
Soldier 3: Wait! I don't want to fight you! There's no time for that!
Clarisse: Sounds pretty urgent. What's wrong?
Soldier 3: Our employer asked us to bring him along, so we did as we were told...
Soldier 3: But we got surrounded by more monsters than we could handle. We barely escaped with our lives, and—
Client: Father! Is he in danger?
Soldier 3: Yes, young lady! We need your help, and we need it now!
Clarisse: But isn't this the chance you've been waiting for? I bet you'd have no trouble getting away from him now!
Clarisse: I'm kidding. I'm nowhere near that cold-hearted, silly.
Clarisse: You see, I'm in the same boat. I haven't been getting along with my parents either.
Clarisse: It's actually a pretty unbelievable story. Here we are, telling everyone how proud we are to be of the Matriarch's bloodline...
Clarisse: And they send me off to kill her... our very own ancestor.
Lyria: Your ancestor? Um... So this ancestor is still alive?
Clarisse: I've had a lot of other problems with my parents too. I ended up setting out on this journey like they told me, but I actually did it just to get away from them.
Clarisse: Every time they send me a letter, it's always complaints about this and that... I haven't talked to them in a long time.
Clarisse: But hearing about you and your father has made me realize I've been stupid.
Clarisse: There's no way for two people to understand each other without talking.
Clarisse: If you want your father to understand what you're feeling, you can't just run away.
Clarisse: It seems so obvious when I look at someone else's situation. I wonder why I had so much trouble figuring it out on my own...
Client: Um... I'd like to change my request. Would that be okay?
Clarisse: Sure. What do you need?
Client: I promise to pay more... so please save my father!
Vyrn: It's not like you even had to ask! Right, (Captain)?
Lyria: That's right! We'd better hurry, (Captain)!
Soldier 3: I'll lead the way! Over here! Follow me!
Clarisse: Well... It looks like it'll take a little more time for them to understand each other.
Clarisse: But for now I think it's time for the adorable alchemy prodigy Clarisse to put on a show!
Facing Fate: Scene 4
(Captain) and company save the client's father from the monsters. Inspired by the client's decision to face her family, Clarisse writes a letter to her own family back home.
(Captain)'s crew rescues the client's father from the horde of monsters.
The satisfied Clarisse bids farewell to the client, who has resolved to face her family.
Clarisse: Hey, (Captain)! I want to send a letter when we get to the next island. You think we could stop by the Knickknack Shack?
Lyria: A letter to your family?
Clarisse: Yep! And I had a lot to say, so it got really long!
Clarisse: But I was able to write down everything I was thinking. I wonder how those stubborn people will respond.
Lyria: Hehe... It'll be interesting to see what kind of reply you get.
Clarisse: So true! I'm already getting excited just thinking about what they'll say!
With that, Clarisse holds up the letter she poured her heart into.
Her communication with her family had a slow start, but the barriers between will one day start breaking down.