Cucouroux uses the spare time between missions to make Halloween costumes for her and her sisters, starting with her own as a base. Unfortunately she ends up drenched in rain one day and falls sick.
(Captain) and company undertake various jobs on their journey to the end of the skies.
As Halloween draws near, they hasten to finish up their assignments so that they may enjoy the festivities.
Lyria: Um, I suppose we finished up the cargo transport job by handing that salt barrel to the tavern owner?
Cucouroux: Yep, that was the last barrel! Salt doesn't spoil, so we saved it for last.
Going down the list, gunsmith Cucouroux cheerily responds to Lyria.
Cucouroux is poised to take over the Zunderwunder Workshop as heir one day, and she also handles gun maintenance for the crew.
Vyrn: What other jobs have we got?
(Captain) and Vyrn look through a list of assignments.
Vyrn: Ah, there's one mission to clear a field of monsters that pop up during harvest time.
Cucouroux: For a mission like that, it's best to have someone like Silva who can attack from long-range.
Lyria: Agreed! And there's also...
They go on to discuss how best to allot their remaining assignments among the various crew members.
Camieux's Voice: 'Scuse me, (Captain)! There's something I wanted to ask you.
Vyrn: You can spare a moment, right, (Captain)?
Vyrn: Come on in, Camieux!
Cucouroux: Heya, Cammy!
Camieux: Oh! Didn't know you were here too, Sis!
Camieux was adopted as a baby by the loving family of the Zunderwunder Workshop.
Being a bit of a scaredy-cat, she joined the crew in their travels in the hope that she would become a more daring person.
Camieux: Since it's almost Halloween, I went around asking everyone in the crew how many pumpkins they'll need.
Camieux: Because if we buy them wholesale from Sierokarte, we can get a slight discount...
Cucouroux: Great thinking, Cammy! I'm so proud to be your big sis!
She pulls her little sister in for a loving embrace followed by a thorough head pat. Camieux smiles abashedly.
Camieux: We'll need pumpkins to use as lanterns, as candy baskets, and to eat, so it's best to get different kinds.
Camieux: And the cooks in the kitchen wanted to check with (Captain) about the pumpkin types to order.
Cucouroux: Hm, that's a really good point... Pumpkins do come in all sorts of varieties.
Lyria: Okay! (Captain), let's go talk to everyone in the kitchen!
With a pumpkin order form in hand, (Captain), Lyria, and Vyrn leave the room.
Cucouroux: Hm, it must be tough for (Captain) to try to finish things up early so that everyone can take Halloween off.
Camieux: Er... Did I come in at a bad time and interrupt something?
Cucouroux: On the contrary, you taking initiative to ask around about pumpkins is a big help, Cammy!
Camieux: I sure hope so...
Cucouroux: Hey, Cammy, do you think you could lend your big sis a hand with something?
Camieux: Of course! Just say the word and I'm on it, Cucouroux!
Cucouroux: Ah... I'm so blessed to have you as my little sister... Thanks, Cammy.
Cucouroux: Well, come on over with me to my room.
Camieux: Roger that!
Cucouroux: Oh, I might as well grab Silva too.
Silva: Eep! C-Cucouroux, I'm kind of ticklish there...
Cucouroux: Whoops, sorry. I'll try to be more careful when I measure your other side.
No version of Silva
Silva is an incredibly talented sniper who can go toe to toe with even Tweyen, the mightiest archer in the skies.
She stayed with the gunsmith family for a period during her training and gets along with Cucouroux and Camieux like real sisters.
Having grabbed Silva on her way back to her room, Cucouroux begins taking her sisters' measurements.
Cucouroux: Ooh, you have really nice, long legs... It almost makes me jealous!
Silva: Don't think you'll get anything out of laying it on thick, Cucouroux. Why are you measuring us to begin with?
Cucouroux: You can be so clueless sometimes, Silva.
Cucouroux: Tell her, Camieux!
Camieux: Huh? Um...
Camieux: Oh, I know! You're taking measurements to use for our Halloween costumes!
Cucouroux: Bingo! I knew you could figure it out, Cammy!
Cucouroux: (Captain) wants us to enjoy Halloween, so we might as well take advantage of it.
Cucouroux: In fact, it'd be just wrong for us to not have a total blast!
Silva: You really think so?
Cucouroux: I sure do! That's why I'm going to fashion the costumes entirely by myself this year.
Cucouroux: The year I crafted Draph horns to match up with Camieux's, I asked Mom to help me with the costume...
Camieux: You're amazing, Cucouroux! Are you going to sew the whole thing yourself?
Cucouroux: Ahaha, I'm nowhere near as good as Mom when it comes to sewing, but I'd like to give it a shot.
Silva: It's definitely a useful skill to have if you'd rather not have all your clothing premade.
Cucouroux: Since I make my own holsters, I can handle leather all right.
Cucouroux: When it comes to leather clothing though, the hurdle's that much higher.
Cucouroux: Except that challenge is part of what makes it so worthwhile.
Silva: I see what you're saying, but there's not much time until Halloween. I'll lend a hand too with what I can.
Cucouroux: Hooray! You can help me brainstorm designs once we have the measurements down!
Cucouroux: Do you think you'd be up for that too, Cammy?
Camieux: Roger! Ehehe, I can't wait for all three of us to get dressed up!
Silva: Huh? Y-you mean I'm going to dress up too?
Cucouroux: Of course! Why else would I be taking your measurements?
Silva: I, uh, think I'm past the age for dressing up in a Halloween costume...
Cucouroux: We'll make one so unbelievably cute for Silva that she won't be able to resist trying it on. Right, Cammy?
Camieux: Roger! I'm sure it'll look great on Silva!
Silva: Sigh... I wouldn't want to let you two down...
Cucouroux: Hurrah! On with the brainstorming then, my sisters!
The gunsmith sisters rack their brains to try to think up suitable costume designs.
Cucouroux: Since we'll be going as a group, how about we dress up as witches?
Silva: That'd definitely fit the spirit of Halloween. And as long as we have pointy hats and broomsticks, the specific design shouldn't matter too much.
Cucouroux: Hm... It'd be nice if we could do something with jack-o'-lanterns to really bring out the Halloween feel.
Camieux: What if we pad these strips of cloth and line them up together like this? Doesn't that look pumpkin-ish?
Cucouroux: You're right! This just might work. We'll have to find some extra-wide ribbons.
Silva: And we'll want wide brims for the witch hats as well, which will require interlining cloth.
Cucouroux: Mm-hm, we can ask about that at the shop.
Having worked out the particulars while enjoying a meal over the dinner table, the three finally complete the design layout.
Cucouroux: We did it!
Camieux: Whee! Hehe, it looks adorable!
Silva: It's a bit more complex than I'd hoped... But since our three costumes share a lot of the same material, it shouldn't take too long once we have the process down pat.
Silva: Cucouroux, I can handle the sewing for some of these parts. Can you decide how you want to split up the workload?
Cucouroux: Appreciate it, Silva! I just hope we're not being too ambitious with this design.
Cucouroux: (For the best results, I should try to finish mine first so that they have a reference for theirs...)
Cucouroux: (Yeah, let's do that! I'll have to make the paper pattern in between orders... It's gonna get busy!)
Cucouroux: Halloween's gonna be so much fun, Cammy!
Camieux: I can't wait! I'll also be helping other crew members prepare Halloween treats!
Cucouroux: All righty, let's give it our all!
As the rush of Halloween preparations begins among the crew, Cucouroux gradually works on her costume in between her usual tasks.
Cucouroux: There, both sides match perfectly in length!
Cucouroux: Phew, the patternmaking's done... Now to move on with the sewing!
Lyria's Voice: Cucouroux! Sorry to interrupt, but (Captain) wanted to ask you something about gun maintenance!
Cucouroux: Ah! Sure, I'll be right with you!
With Halloween fast approaching, Cucouroux juggles other impromptu tasks while proceeding to work on her costume.
Cucouroux: Okay, I can see the finish line now... Good thing I have Silva's help.
Cucouroux: I had to redo a bunch of sewing, but all in all I think it's turning out really well! Hopefully Cammy and Silva find this to be a nifty reference for their costumes!
Cucouroux: I might've used too much yarn and cloth though... Maybe I should buy some more so that they don't run out.
Camieux's Voice: Eeeep!
Cucouroux: Cammy! What the... What's that burning smell?
Lyria's Voice: Oh no, there's so much smoke...
Camieux's Voice: Sniff... It really stings my eyes...
Cucouroux: You two okay? What happened at the kitchen?
Camieux: Ah! Cucouroux! Um, you see...
Lyria: We were trying to make caramel sauce, but we ended up charring the sugar...
Camieux: I poured a bit of water inside at the end, and the smoke that came out really hurt my eyes...
Cucouroux: Aw, that's awful. But I'm just glad there's no fire and you didn't suffer any burns.
Camieux: I-it was really scary, but I got rid of the fire...
Cucouroux: Ahaha, attagirl! I'm proud of you!
Cucouroux: Did you get a chance to taste any of the burnt sugar by the way?
Vyrn's Voice: Aaack!
Cucouroux: Sounds like Vyrn's already done the honors.
Lyria: V-Vyrn, are you okay? I'm so sorry!
Cucouroux: Haha. As much as I'd like to say it's an acquired taste, I think we're better off starting from scratch.
Cucouroux: I was just about to go shopping anyway, so I'll pick up some sugar on the way!
Camieux: Sniff... I'm sorry, Sis...
Cucouroux: No, no, it's all good!
Lyria: I hope you'll help yourself to some of the snacks when we've finished making them, Cucouroux!
Cucouroux: Sure! Looking forward to it! Well, off to the market I go!
Sierokarte: Always appreciate the patronage!
Cucouroux: Thanks, Sierokarte!
Cucouroux: Boy am I lucky you've set up shop on this island too! I've got my pick of cloth, yarn, and sugar!
Cucouroux: Now to get back and continue on with the sewing!
Cucouroux: Huh? It was still sunny when I went inside the Knickknack Shack... Maybe it's about to rain soon.
Cucouroux: I don't have an umbrella on me, so I'd better get a move on.
Cucouroux: Eep! It's started raining!
Cucouroux: Oh no... The sugar's in a paper bag! Maybe it'll be okay if I hold it close to my body!
Cucouroux: No time to waste!
Lyria: Hey! Cucouroux's back!
Camieux: S-s-so it rained after all, huh?
Cucouroux: Unfortunately, yeah. But I made sure the sugar didn't get wet!
Camieux: That's great, but you should get a change of clothes, Sis!
Camieux: Back to your room, quick! I'll run back first to grab you a towel!
Cucouroux: Ah! Cammy, watch out...
Lyria: Yikes! We need to get you warmed up, Cucouroux...
Cucouroux: Thanks for the concern, Lyria, but this is nothing!
Cucouroux: Still, I should follow Cammy's advice and change into something else.
Silva: Cucouroux, I made some tea to help you warm up.
Cucouroux: Mm... That smells good... Thanks, Sis.
Silva: Even with your change of clothes, your body may have been affected by the cold.
Silva: I suggest you rest up early today, Cucouroux.
Once Silva leaves the room to put away the tea set, Cucouroux turns her eyes to the workbench.
Cucouroux: There's no time until Halloween... I'm sure I can handle it if it's just a bit of sewing...
Slightly panicking at the looming deadline, Cucouroux works into the wee hours of the night.
Camieux: Yawn... Good morning, Cucouroux.
Though it is still early in the morning, Camieux can't help but worry about her sister and reaches out to touch her face.
Cucouroux: Ngh... Cammy. Morning...
Camieux: C-C-C-Cucouroux! Oh no! Your face is really hot!
Camieux: You have a fever! It must be because of yesterday's rain, gosh darn it!
Cucouroux: Mng... I feel fine. My body's just warm from the blanket...
Camieux: Go back to sleep! Please!
Camieux sets her sister back down on the bed, then runs off to tell (Captain) about her condition.
Cucouroux: I said I'm fine...
Cucouroux: I need... to sew...
As much as Cucouroux wishes to continue working, her feverish body does not respond in kind.
She ends up staying in bed in order to recuperate.
Holding Hands, Always
The bedridden Cucouroux feels sorry for worrying her sisters and not being able to continue making the costumes. Silva, who must head out for the crew's last mission prior to Halloween, asks Camieux to take care of Cucouroux. Camieux had already planned on doing so and spares no effort in caring for her beloved sister.
Despite her earnest efforts to prepare for Halloween, Cucouroux succumbed to the rain and caught a cold.
Lying on her bed, the gunsmith remains dismayed at her situation.
Cucouroux: (Halloween's so close, and yet...)
Cucouroux: (Here I am down with a cold, preparations hardly done, and my sisters are worried sick.)
Cucouroux: (If only I'd brought an umbrella with me... Or if I'd just waited until the rain cleared up...)
Camieux: Cucouroux? Are you awake?
Cucouroux: Yeah, I'm up... Sorry for making you worry.
Camieux: Never mind that! Vyrn gave us some apples, so I grated one for you.
Camieux: If you have the appetite, it's best to have a little before taking your medicine.
Cucouroux: Thanks, Cammy. I guess I'll have a bit.
Cucouroux pushes herself to an upright position, and before she can reach for the bowl, Camieux already has a spoonful of grated apple at the ready.
Camieux: Cucouroux, open wide.
Cucouroux: Okay. Aaah...
Camieux: Does that hurt your throat? Would you like some more?
Cucouroux: Sure. It's really yummy, Cammy.
Camieux: Phew... That's a relief!
Camieux: Open wide again.
Camieux: Do you want to wipe your sweat, Sis? Let me get you a hot towel.
Cucouroux: No, I think I'll be okay...
Cucouroux: I'm feeling sleepy now... Must be all that grated apple... Don't think I'll be able to change...
Camieux: No problem! Rest easy, Sis! I'll cover you with the blanket!
Camieux wraps the blanket around her resting sister, making sure she stays warm.
Camieux: Okay, Cucouroux! Just take it easy and rest up!
Cucouroux: I'll do that. I just hope I get better real soon... Good night.
Camieux: Good night and sweet dreams.
Cucouroux: (I'm supposed to be Cammy's big sis...)
Cucouroux: (But she's the one taking care of me... How the tables have turned...)
Lyria: Oh, Camieux! How's Cucouroux doing?
Camieux describes her sister's condition to Lyria and (Captain).
Camieux: She seems to be in pain from the fever... It might take some time for her to get better.
Lyria: I hope the medicine that the doctor prescribed works well for her...
Camieux: (Captain), how are the job requests going?
Camieux: I'm no Cucouroux, but if there's anything I can do to help, please let me know!
Choose: Thanks, but we're just about done!
- Thanks, but we're just about done!
Lyria: As a result of the hard work your sister put in, we'll all be able to celebrate Halloween as planned!
Camieux: Glad to hear it... Now we just have to hope Cucouroux gets better soon.
Choose: Anything you need help with on your end?
- Anything you need help with on your end?
Camieux: We're good for now! Thanks for the apples earlier!
Lyria: Be sure to let us know if you need anything!
Camieux: Appreciate it!
Caring for Cucouroux all the while, they proceed with their final Halloween preparations.
Silva: I'm off then. This is the final mission before we're completely free until Halloween.
Silva: Camieux, I hope you'll continue to keep a close watch on Cucouroux.
Camieux: Of course! You be careful too, Silva.
Camieux: What's wrong, Sis? Is there something on my face?
Silva: No... Haha, I was just thinking that you're becoming more and more mature every day. The family's raised you well.
Camieux: R-really? That makes me so happy.
Camieux: But I still have a long way to go compared to Cucouroux.
Silva: That gap's smaller than you think. Anyway, I'm counting on you, Camieux.
After a gentle pet on Camieux's head, Silva departs with other crew members participating in the mission.
Camieux: Hm... Cucouroux always does so much for me!
Camieux: It's only right that at times like this, I do everything I can to pay her back!
Camieux: I'll make sure she gets better!
Holding Hands, Always: Scene 2
Cucouroux recalls a Halloween years ago when she held on tight to Camieux, afraid that her real parents might snatch her away if they also happened to be out trick-or-treating and spotted them. Camieux remarks that there's nothing to worry about because she's determined to be Cucouroux's dear sister for life.
???: Hm... What do I do here...
Camieux: Oh, Sis... Did I wake you?
Camieux: I turned on the lamp so I could see my hands and needle better. Is it too bright?
Cucouroux: You... stayed here the whole time...
Camieux: Hehe, I was afraid you might need something when you woke up.
Cucouroux: I'm so sorry, Camieux...
Cucouroux: About Halloween...
Camieux: Oh, I was only looking forward to it because you were, Sis...
Camieux: Besides, we can dress up together next year—all three of us!
Camieux: So please just focus on getting better for now.
Cucouroux: I... I made you cry...
Camieux: Huh? But I'm not crying.
Cucouroux: Didn't that blister on your foot hurt?
Cucouroux: On Halloween...
Camieux: Oh, you mean when I was really little?
Cucouroux: Mm-hm... You had on the pumpkin hat that Mom made you.
Camieux: I remember that! Hehe, Mommy made us matching hats.
Camieux: It made me so happy... When I ended up with a blister, you ended up piggybacking me.
Camieux: Even though you were really small at the time too. I should be the one to apologize...
Cucouroux: There's something you don't know, Camieux...
Cucouroux: I made sure we didn't stay in one place... and brought you all over the festival grounds...
Cucouroux: I was afraid of the possibility that your real parents might be there to see you...
Cucouroux: I wasn't sure... if they were even alive... But in case they were...
Cucouroux: I didn't want my dearest little sister to be taken away... I couldn't let that happen...
Cucouroux: I was so scared...
Cucouroux: I told myself that if we did run into your real parents...
Cucouroux: I would tell them that you're my family now and that there's no way I'm giving you back.
Cucouroux: But I have no right to decide for you...
Cucouroux: The decision should be yours alone, Camieux...
Cucouroux: I hope you'll find it in your heart to forgive me...
Camieux: Even if you didn't want to be my sister anymore, I wouldn't allow it!
Camieux: The Zunderwunder Workshop is my home, and we share the same parents.
Camieux: I'm your little sister for life, Cucouroux! And nothing's ever going to change that!
Camieux: I think you're feeling especially sentimental right now because of your cold.
Camieux: And the blister wasn't that bad really.
Camieux: More than anything, I had so much fun that Halloween!
Camieux: So much so that I didn't even notice the blister at first.
Cucouroux: I didn't know...
Cucouroux: I see...
Camieux: You should go back to sleep, Sis! The sooner you recover, the better.
Cucouroux: Hey, Camieux? Is it okay if we hold hands? At least until I fall asleep?
Camieux: Of course!
Cucouroux: Thanks, Camieux...
Camieux: No, thank you! Pleasant dreams, Sis.
Cucouroux: Mm... Good night, Camieux...
Holding Hands, Always: Scene 3
The fully recovered Cucouroux is elated to see that her sisters have completed her costume and vows to complete theirs in return next year. Promising to enjoy Halloween together for years to come, the sisters head out for a night of fun.
The day of Halloween finally arrives.
Cucouroux: I'm back and ready for action!
Lyria: Thank goodness, Cucouroux! You look so much better!
Cucouroux: (Captain), Lyria, sorry for making you guys worry.
Cucouroux: Even though things got pretty busy, I couldn't help much because of my cold.
Vyrn: Nah, it's all good! Most of the busywork was already done by the time you got sick anyway.
Vyrn: Now that you're all better, you ought to get out there and enjoy yourself!
Lyria: And we have a bagful of candy for you to take!
Cucouroux: Ooh, this is going to be fun!
Cucouroux: It's just a shame I didn't get to finish my costume on time... I suppose I'll check out everyone else's costumes as references for next year.
Cucouroux: Ah! Cammy, where'd you—
Camieux: You have to see this!
Camieux excitedly lays out the item in her arms.
Cucouroux: Isn't this...
Lyria: Wow! What an adorable costume!
Vyrn: You made this yourself? That's some impressive handiwork!
Silva: Camieux, can you not run off like that? I looked all over for you.
Camieux: Sorry, Silva... I couldn't help myself...
Flashing a smile at the gleeful Camieux, Silva hands a hat to Cucouroux.
Cucouroux: Cammy, Silva...
Camieux: We managed to finish your costume, Cucouroux!
Silva: I only helped a bit; Camieux did most of the work.
Camieux: Hehe... I mean, I only put the finishing touches on what Cucouroux had already done.
Camieux: I'm sorry Silva and I didn't get to make ours, but...
Cucouroux pulls both sisters in for a tight and loving embrace.
Cucouroux: Cammy, Silva! I love you so much!
Cucouroux: Thank you for putting up with my selfish request!
Camieux: C'mon, Cucouroux! We're sisters for a reason!
Camieux: Go ahead and try it on!
Silva: We'll have to adjust it if it's too tight or too loose.
Silva: And we want to do that ASAP, or Halloween will be over before we know it.
Cucouroux: You're right! You're absolutely right!
Cucouroux: I'll be right back with the costume on!
Silva: You did well, Camieux.
Cucouroux's Voice: Tada!
Lyria: Aw, what a cute witch!
Vyrn: So I heard you guys came up with the design together? That's pretty cool. Fits you to a tee, Miss Gunsmith!
Cucouroux: Heheh, I incorporated a bunch of ideas from them!
Camieux: Is it easy to move around in, Sis?
Cucouroux: Sure is! Just look at me go!
After gracefully spinning in place, Cucouroux embraces her little sister once more.
Cucouroux: Love you, Camieux. This is the best Halloween costume ever!
Cucouroux: We'll get your costume and Silva's costume done next year for sure!
Cucouroux: The next Halloween will be our chance to dress up together! It's a promise.
As Cucouroux extends her pinky, Camieux appears to be deep in thought.
Camieux: Um, Cucouroux...
Camieux: Not just next year, but I also want to be with you the year after next, and after that... and every year after that!
Camieux: Is that... not okay?
Cucouroux: It's more than okay!
Cucouroux eagerly wraps her pinky around her timid little sister's.
(Captain) and Silva exchange a pleasant smile, pleased to see the siblings get along so well.
Silva: No one will have treats left to give if we don't get a move on soon.
Silva: Cucouroux, Camieux, ready to head out? (Captain), Lyria, Vyrn, I hope you'll come too.
Cucouroux: If people run out of treats, we can always resort to tricks...
Cucouroux: But I'd rather have something tasty to remember this day!
Camieux: Me too! Let's go, Sis!
Clad in her new witch costume, Cucouroux grips Camieux's hand and sets out for a night of trick-or-treating.
Though their hands are larger than the time they toured festival grounds together many years prior, the strength of their sisterly bond is as firm as ever.