The Gunslinger's Swimwear
Siero asks the crew to wear swimsuits to help promote her new brand, but a monster attack interrupts their fun. After rescuing a certain forest ranger from a cave, the crew gets back to enjoying some well-earned rest and relaxation.
(Captain) and company head to sunny Yudhisthira Island in Auguste for a little rest and relaxation.
Disembarking from the Grandcypher, they decide to pay Sierokarte's shop a visit after hearing she has a request for them.
Vyrn: So, you need us for something? We came here to have fun, I'll have you know!
Sierokarte: Why yes, I do need you for something, but I don't plan on getting in the way of your fun!
Jessica: A request that combines work and play? What did you have in mind?
Sierokarte: You see, I've started selling a new line of swimsuits in my store!
Sierokarte: But there are a lot of competing shops here, you see, so I want something a little more unique to promote the brand.
Sierokarte tells them that simply using the swimsuits on the beach should be advertisement enough.
(Captain) and company accept, under the condition that the swimsuits will be their reward.
Jessica: Wh-what do you think, Lyria? What about you, (Captain)? It's a little embarrassing, but...
Sierokarte: Teehee! It looks great on you, just as I expected!
Jessica: It's a little... revealing, isn't it? What do you think, (Captain)?
Choose: Looks easy to move in. I like it!
- Looks easy to move in. I like it!
- Looks cute. I like it!
It's easy to move in, all right, but it's still a little embarrassing to wear it in front of the guys...
Jessica: Hey, quit staring!
You're right! There's really nothing easier to move around in than a swimsuit!
Jessica: And there's no way I'd wear regular clothes in the sea. They'd get ruined in an instant!
Jessica: We don't get to visit the beach very often, so I might as well try to have some fun with it.Choose: Looks cute. I like it!
Oh please, (Captain), you're just saying that... Huh? You're serious?
Jessica: Heheh... If that's how you feel, (Captain), I guess taking the request was worth it after all.
Wow! You really think so, (Captain)?
Jessica: Heheh! Hearing that from a cutie like you is pretty reassuring...Continue 1
Vyrn: All right, let's go hit up the beach!
Lyria: Wow, so this is the sea? It's so huge and sparkly!
Jessica: It's beautiful... What a deep, clear blue!
Jessica: Now I understand why so many people come to this island just to see it.
Vyrn: And it's loaded with all the amenities you'd expect from a resort town, too!
Resort Guest: Aieee! H-help!
Jessica: Was that a scream? What's going on?
Vyrn: What's a monster doing in a place like this?
Jessica: Stand back, everyone! I'll take it out!
Jessica: Whew... Looks like that was the only monster. Nobody's hurt, I hope?
Resort Guest: Oh, thank you so much for saving me! My curiosity got the best of me during a walk, and I ended up finding that monster inside a cave...
Vyrn: And the next thing you knew, it had chased you all the way here?
Jessica: There might be more monsters in that cave. We should investigate before other resort-goers get hurt.
Lyria: You're right! Let's check out that cave!
Jessica: It's quiet. Maybe that was the only monster after all...
Lyria: Hm... I'm not sensing anything dangerous in here.
The crew continues their investigation when they suddenly hear a noise echoing from deep within the cave.
Jessica: Was that a growl? There might be some monsters lurking farther in... Let's go see!
Jessica: I knew it! Let's make this quick, (Captain)!
???: Wait, don't! You'll hit me!
Jessica: Who's there? And... where are you?
???: Ngh... I'm down here... Stuck under the monster!
Jessica: Oh my goodness, this is bad! But don't worry, we'll pull you out right away! Lend me a hand, (Captain)!
Jessica and (Captain) work together to rescue the young man trapped beneath the monster.
Walder: I owe you one! It was easy enough to defeat this thing, but then it kinda... fell on top of me.
Vyrn: Hold on, what are you doing in this cave, Walder?
Walder: Rgh... The island was a little too, er, bustling for my tastes, so I decided to search for someplace quiet... And here I am!
Vyrn: Wow, you really don't like cities, huh?
Walder: No, no! I don't dislike cities, I just decided to stake this place out as a potential forest ranger hideout.
Walder: After plenty of ups and downs, I found myself deep inside this cave, fighting for my life against that fearsome beast.
Jessica: Wow... That does sound terrible! So you're the one who defeated the cave monster!
Walder: Heh heh heh... The great Walder could never turn a blind eye to a monster that could potentially harm innocent—
Jessica: Whew! What a relief! Now everyone can have fun in the sun without worrying about monsters!
Walder: Hey, let me finish!
Jessica: We still need to advertise these swimsuits, so let's go back to the beach and have some fun. We won't get another chance like this, after all!
Jessica: You're coming too, right, Walder? It'd be a shame to waste your vacation holed up in a cave.
Walder: Heh heh heh... If you insist, then I suppose the great Walder could deign to— Hey, wait!
Jessica: Hee hee! Let's have a race to see who can get back to the beach the fastest!
Lyria: Yay! I'll try to keep up, Jessica!
(Captain) and friends find a moment of peace on a glimmering beach.
Their short break on Yudhisthira Island leaves (Captain) and company with plenty of strength for the adventures to come.
The Miss Swimsuit Contest
The crew arrives on Yudhisthira Island to relax when Jessica is suddenly asked to participate in a swimsuit contest. She agrees, thinking it will aid in the search for her brother.
(Captain) and company have been enjoying themselves at the Yudhisthira Island resort.
They're in the middle of getting something to eat from a local food stand when Sierokarte stops them.
Jessica: You want me to join a swimsuit contest?
Sierokarte: Yup! It's a beauty pageant to decide the most beautiful woman on Yudhisthira Island. A summer tradition!
Sierokarte: But they didn't get too many contestants this time, so I was hoping you'd enter.
Jessica: Hm... I have a feeling I'd just make a fool of myself...
Lyria: That's not true! You're super pretty, and your swimsuit looks great on you too!
Jessica: Oh, Lyria... You're making me blush!
Sierokarte: Heheheh... The winner will be immortalized in poster form across the entire island! If you ever wanted to be famous, now's your chance!
Jessica: Famous, huh... Oh, that's right!
Lyria: Is something wrong, Jessica?
Jessica: Well... It'd occurred to me lately that I need to somehow let my brother know that I'm still searching for him.
Jessica: I've been racking my brain trying to come up with a way to do that, and winning this contest seems like the perfect opportunity.
Vyrn: Ah ha! If your brother visits the island, he'll see your poster everywhere with your message on it!
Jessica: Siero, go ahead! Enter me in the contest!
Sierokarte: Sure thing! Right this way, contestant!
And thus begins the swimsuit contest.
MC: Let's get a look at our contestants this year! Go ahead and give your self-introductions, starting from the right!
De La Fille: My name is De La Fille. Pleased to meet you, everyone!
Anna: Wow, look at that crowd... Um, I'll... er... try my best? Maybe?
Jessica: Hello, Jessica here! I'm going to win this for my brother—I mean, the sake of my hopes and dreams!
The audience goes wild as the judges reveal the first category of competition.
Jessica: Fishing? So um, I have to work with friends to catch the most fish?
De La Fille: I thought this was a beauty pageant, not a fishing contest!
Vyrn: All right, (Captain)! Let's help Jessica catch a ton of fish!
The Miss Swimsuit Contest: Scene 2
Jessica works with (Captain) and company to catch plenty of fish, but Anna fishes out a monster. The crew goes into battle to protect the audience.
The audience gives Jessica a resounding cheer upon seeing the veritable mountain of fish she's amassed.
Jessica: Thank you, everyone!
De La Fille: Would you look at that! There's so much fish here, I don't even know what we're going to do with it! You're a pro, Jessica!
Jessica: I never could have done it without the help of my friends! By the way, where's Anna? I don't see her anywhere.
De La Fille: The time limit's almost up. Is she going to have to forfeit?
Anna: W-wait! I-I'm catching a fish right now!
Jessica: Oh, she's over in that rocky outcropping! Wow, look at how far the pole's bending. That's going to be a big catch!
Anna pulls the fishing pole with all of her might, eventually pulling her catch out of the water. But what awaits her at the end of the line is—
Jessica: Oh no, she fished out a monster! Run for it, Anna!
Vyrn: Aw, geez, that thing's heading straight for the contest hall!
Jessica: The audience is going to get hurt if we don't do anything! Let's deal with that monster, (Captain)!
The Miss Swimsuit Contest: Scene 3
The swimsuit contest is cancelled after the monster attack, but Jessica gets to give an interview about the incident instead. With any luck, her brother is watching.
The audience is evacuated to safety while (Captain) and the crew fight off the monster.
Anna: I'm so sorry... It's all my fault the monster wrecked the hall...
De La Fille: Well, this is a mess. I suppose the contest will have to be cancelled. What a shame.
Jessica: There there, Anna. Here, take my handkerchief!
Anna: T-thank you, Jessica... You're so kind...
Sierokarte: Good job, everyone! Thanks to you, we were able to minimize damage from the monster!
Sierokarte: Impressive as always! And Jessica? There are a few people who want to interview you about your amazing fight against the monster!
Jessica: An... interview?
Sierokarte: Yep! It'll be included on the community board in the shopping district! Lots of people will see it!
Jessica: Really? Maybe they should talk to (Captain) instead, then...
Sierokarte: No, no! When they interview you, just talk about your brother! You'll probably be able to get plenty of leads from local shop owners!
Jessica: I guess I could ask them to drop him a line if he ever shows up on the island...
Jessica: Understood. I accept! As long as (Captain)'s in the room with me, anyway.
The swimsuit contest may have been canceled, but Jessica is able to leave a message for her brother nonetheless.
Jessica: Eat up, everyone! There's plenty of seafood soup and steamed fish to go around!
Lyria: Let's eat! Mmm! Delicious!
Jessica: Glad to hear it! Now then, (Captain)... Say aah!
Jessica: Heheh, good, isn't it? There's plenty to go around, so please, eat as much as you like!
Vyrn: Munch... This is so good, I'm gonna eat until I'm too heavy to fly!
Jessica: Happy you like it, Vyrn! Oh, and one sec, (Captain), you've got crumbs around your mouth...
Jessica: There we go! All cleaned up! Seeing you enjoy my food so much makes it all worthwhile!
Jessica: I never imagined I'd be able to enjoy good food with good company like this back when I was travelling alone. But right now? I've scarcely been happier in my life.
Jessica: Hee hee... I can't thank you enough for inviting me to join you, (Captain)!
Jessica smiles brightly as she takes care of her friends.
She treats everyone like she's their big sister, but a long journey awaits her on the way to being reunited with her brother.
Still, as far as Jessica's concerned, that's just fine. She has friends enough to make the journey ahead an enjoyable one.