A Little Beachside Relaxation
The crew is on vacation at Yudhisthira Island but today is Io's day. She quickly falls asleep after a fun-filled day in the water and under the sun.
Io: Wow! It's so pretty! Come on! This way! Hurry!
Lyria: Slow down, Io!
De La Fille: You're going to trip if you keep running like that! Good gracious, what am I going to do with those two?
Vyrn: Oh boy. Io sure is excited!
(Captain) and company decide it's high time for a vacation. They've come to the famous resort island of Yudhisthira.
Io: Come back here, you little lizard! You can't run from me!
Vyrn: I ain't waitin' around to get soaked! Catch me if you can!
De La Fille: Eek! Don't run towards me!
Lyria: You're wide open, Io!
Vyrn: Gahaha! Good one, Lyria! Now let's get—
De La Fille: Teeheehee... Pride goes before a fall, as they say.
Vyrn: Grrr! Now you've done it!
De La Fille: Eek! No fair! I can't wade away fast enough if you're flying!
Io: Oh, so this is where you went.
Io: What are you doing here? Why aren't you playing in the ocean?
Choose: I'm watching our stuff.
- I'm watching our stuff.
- I don't want to get wet...
Io: Oh yeah? Well, aren't you thoughtful!Choose: I don't want to get wet...
Io: Oh yeah? Well, whatever floats your boat I guess.Continue 1
Io: But isn't it kind of boring sitting here by yourself?
Io: Heehee! Then I'll do you a favor and keep you company.
Io: Oh! Don't get the wrong idea, okay? I mean, I'm a little tired too and I wanted to take a break, so...
Io: The view is really pretty, isn't it? You know, it's not so bad just sitting here with you.
De La Fille: Aha, so this is where you two went.
De La Fille: Heehee. You won't mind if I join you two, will you?
Lyria: I was wondering where everyone went! You all suddenly disappeared!
Vyrn: Yeesh. What are you guys doing here?
De La Fille: Shhh! Be quiet. See?
Io: Zzz... Zzz... Mmm...
Lyria: Wow... She looks like she's having the best sleep of her life.
De La Fille: Teehee... I think she wore herself out today.
De La Fille: I'm sure she must feel safe with (Captain) nearby.
(Captain) and company enjoy a well-earned respite from their perilous journey.
In the end, they spend the day watching over a little face sleeping peacefully.
Io: Hey! Why didn't you wake me up?
De La Fille: Heehee. But you looked so comfortable!
De La Fille: And you were clinging so tightly to (Captain)'s sleeve too. Isn't that right, (Captain)?
Io: N-next time I doze off, you'd better wake me up or else!
Io: I-I can't believe this! This is so embarrassing...
Although Io hides her embarrassment with anger, the day proves to be a much-needed break for her.
Amid the many days of adventure, these precious hours of peace help (Captain) and friends recharge their batteries.
The Mage's Staff
Io is reluctant to have her vacation interrupted by a sudden mission, but relents after hearing Katalina's reasoning. They head off to a cave to dispatch monsters.
Io: This stinks! We came all the way here for a vacation and now we have to hunt monsters?
Katalina: Now, now, we have to help people in need. We're skyfarers after all.
Katalina: We can enjoy our vacation after we're done here.
The crew is vacationing on Yudhisthira Island.
Before they can do much, however, they receive an emergency request to clear out monsters lurking in a cave.
Io: Aww... Well, if you say so then... All right, I guess.
Vyrn: You always listen to Katalina, Io.
Io: Humph! It's because I'm going to be an honorable lady like her someday!
Io: I'm totally different from a certain puny lizard!
Vyrn: Puny? You're one to talk! I ain't puny, and I ain't no lizard!
Katalina: Hahaha. Oh, Vyrn, you're still cute no matter how big or small you are.
Io: No matter how much I want to be like Katalina, I don't think I'll ever think flying lizards are cute.
Lyria: L-look! The monsters we're after are coming out of the cave!
Io: Oh, you're right! Let's get this over with and get back to our vacation!
The Mage's Staff: Scene 2
As the crew heads deeper into the cave, Vyrn notices that Io is carrying a flower instead of her usual staff. It seems she received it from Siero and believes it's actually a magical staff.
Vyrn: Say, Io, I've been meaning to ask you something. What's that in your hand?
Io: Oh, this? Hehe... I got it from the Knickknack Shack when I was changing into my swimsuit!
Vyrn: Hm... It looks like a regular old flower to me.
Lyria: Sniff... It definitely smells like a flower...
Katalina: Yes, I don't see anything special about it. Can you still use magic without your staff?
Io: Now that you mention it, I don't feel any different without it.
Io: So the more I think about it, this is probably a magical staff too.
Io: Siero dug it out from storage for me so it's gotta be one!
Io: I guess we could always go back and ask her about it.
Io: Okay! Let's go back to the Knickknack Shack once we're done here!
The Mage's Staff: Scene 3
Io feels that the cave monsters are too weak. She deduces that the flower-shaped staff has enhanced her abilities.
Io: Hm. These monsters are kinda weak.
Katalina: You think so? They seem the same to me.
Lyria: Maybe it's because of the staff.
Io: Hrm. It could be... Yeah...
Io: I can't explain it exactly, but I can feel some kind of energy coming from it.
Io: That's it! There's an amazing power swirling inside this staff! I just know it!
Io: I have to thank Siero for giving this to me! Come on, let's hurry!
The Mage's Staff: Scene 4
The flower-shaped staff that Siero gave to Io turns out to be nothing more than an ordinary flower. Io takes her embarrassment out on Vyrn, while Siero happily notes that Io no longer needs staves to use her power to the fullest.
Sierokarte: Gasp! You went monster hunting using that flower?
Io: Yeah! It's a staff, isn't it?
Sierokarte: Nope! Just a pretty flower.
Sierokarte: Your staff totally clashed with your cute swimsuit. I couldn't bear to let you leave with such a bulky thing!
Sierokarte: I had no idea you were heading off to fight monsters. Thank goodness you're safe.
Vyrn: Huh? But I thought Io said she felt some kind of energy coming from it...
Katalina: Shush! Stop it, Vyrn!
Io: Gaaah! Sh-shut it! One more word and I'll turn you into lizard jerky!
Vyrn: Whoa! H-hold on!
Io: No way!
Katalina: Calm down, Io!
Lyria: Oh no! Fly away, Vyrn! Fly for your life!
Sierokarte: Hehehe. But you know, it looks like you can use magic just fine now even without a staff.
Sierokarte: You've become a fantastic mage, Io.
It's clear that Io has matured thanks to her experiences during the journey.
But Io won't realize that until later in the future.