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Official Profile

Npc f 3030024000 01.jpg Keehar
Age 65 years old
Height 167 cm
Race Erune
Hobbies Telling stories about his adventures, teaching kids of his village archery
Likes His granddaughter Selfira, youths filled with hopes and aspirations
Dislikes Gloomy air
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* This is an unofficial, amateur translation.

Npc f 3030024000 01.jpg Keehar
Age 65歳
Height 167cm
Race エル―ン
Hobbies 冒険譚を話すこと、村の子供達に弓を教えること
Likes 孫娘のセレフィラ、希望に満ちた若者たち
Dislikes 陰鬱な空気
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  • Keehar adopted Selfira as a child after her parents' death.

Special Cutscenes

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Happy Birthday Cutscenes
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Happy birthday, (Captain)!
Memories are treaures, and life's a treasure chest. I wonder how many treasures you added to your chest this year.
Sometimes we find that even what once appeared to be garbage has its uses. Things tend to start glittering at the oddest times.
I'm sure you'll find lots of treasures for your chest this year as well, (Captain).
So I'd like to raise a toast to your prosperity up until now and into the future!
Are you ready? Then raise your glass, and... Cheers!


A year can feel so long yet it's short. Or, it can feel so short yet it's long.
This year did you accomplish the things you wanted to do, and how about the things you needed to do?
Dahahaha! Even if you didn't get everything done, there's no reason to worry.
Just don't let that get you down. Let that motivate you to try harder. The worst thing you can do is be blue.
If you see the glass half empty, then it's hard to see the glass any other way.
Selling yourself short is easy to do.
Make sure you enjoy your life. The future is just brimming with unexpected hope!


Birthday salutations, (Captain)! It's a blessing to celebrate with you once again.
But I say, (Captain)... Each and every year you appear ever more impressive.
Dahahaha! Haven't noticed, eh? Well, true growth isn't something one is quick to notice for themselves.
After all, you don't know just how long the path you've taken is until you take a moment to look back on it.
Of course, with each step you may find yourself unsure if the direction you've chosen was the right one.
Yet, if you keep stopping to check, the lack of headway may even discourage you.
For that very reason, it's vital that you keep your sights on your dreams, your goals, and the glorious future that awaits you!


Hm? What's the matter, (Captain)? Have a question for me? You can of course ask me anything!
Haha... So you want tips on how to enjoy life, even when you get to be an old codger like me, do you?
Well, above all else, you'll want to find brings you joy!
Trust me when I say that in times of exhaustion or injury, you will begin to ignore the world around you.
Even if it's something that you formerly enjoyed, it's easy to begin to look right past it.
On the other hand, remembering the goods times will always help you find a reason to carry on—especially during the bad times.
That's why it's so important to never forget to look for the joy in life.
I want you to find happiness and live a longer life than even myself! Nothing would make me more proud!

Happy New Year Cutscenes
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Happy New Year, (Captain).
Today is a continuation of yesterday, tomorrow is a continuation of today, and New Year's Day is a continuation of new Year's Eve.
The present is built by the past and is in turn the reason for the future.
But if we forget the little events that shape our lives, we end up growing more and more listless...
So I think it would be fun to spend New Year's Day thinking about starting a brand new adventure!
Life is a lot longer than the young think! So you better find a way to keep yourself entertained! Ha-ha!


Happy New Year, (Captain)! I wonder what adventures wait in store for us!
There might be worry and there might be failure, but there will also be happiness and fun.
I bet this year will have wonderful things waiting just for you, (Captain).
This old man is glad to be of service. Dahahaha!


Rise and shine, (Captain)! It's the start of a fresh new year—and that means the start of a fresh new you!
Listen closely... Time is a fleeting mistress, but we can give meaning to the passage of days with occasions like this.
And that way we can face the start of a new year with a fresh new outlook!
Whoever first established these traditions in the past surely felt the same.
For me, there'd be no greater honor than to leave my mark on this world for future generations... just as they did.
Well... More importantly, I should enjoy my life for the years to come.
So there you have it, (Captain). Wherever the skies take us this year, let's face it together with a refreshed body and mind!


Well, if it isn't (Captain)! Thank you for visiting us here at Raduga so early in the new year.
They say the first person who walks through your door on the first day of the year will symbolize the year ahead.
If it's true, how fortunate my year will be!
Hm? You're not sure what you're supposed to symbolize?
Haha! I suppose it is hard for us to recognize our own value! Allow an old man to tell you what you mean to him.
You're brimming with bravery and kindness, and you're blessed with companions of every sort. Few at your age would go on such a grand adventure.
Thus you symbolize friendship, adventure, and the raw potential of a new year. At least that's the way I see it.
Gahaha! Now that I think about it, you're even more splendid than I thought! Here's to the year ahead, (Captain)! Cheers!

Valentine's Day Cutscenes
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Oho, so even this humble old-timer receives chocolates today!
Not only are you a captain to be admired, you're a cute one to boot.
There's no better feeling in the world than to get a present from a charming person such as yourself!
Dahaha! I'll savor every piece!
And don't you worry. I won't forget to return the favor when the time comes!


Captain, will you bestow me with chocolate this year as well?
Why do I ask when you have chocolate in hand?
I wonder because there are so many others who are worthy of chocolate from you, (Captain).
Dahaha! You are too kind, my captain!
Now then, I shall partake of this chocolate with great pleasure!
I am truly grateful, (Captain).


Why, (Captain)! How kind of you to take the trouble to bring me chocolates!
Dahaha! You have my thanks! I humbly accept your kind gift.
Receiving a Valentine's Day gift from someone your age makes me feel thirty years younger!
It's a little embarrassing how I let myself get carried away with this holiday at my age...
But it does stoke the old furnace—reminds me I'm still an active skyfarer, and I have to give adventuring my all!
Dahaha! Guess if I want more chocolates next year, I'll have to outdo myself! You can rely on me, (Captain)!


Chocolates from (Captain) once again! What joy! Thank you very much!
You hope I like them? Haha! Well, have no worries as far as that's concerned!
I always treasure any tasty morsel you impart to me.
Furthermore I believe you selected it for me because you thought it would be delicious.
Even if I find the flavor surprising at first, I'm sure I will enjoy it by the end since you chose it.
When you learn about the likes and tastes of someone you cherish, you tend to gravitate to those likes and tastes yourself.
When you get to be this age—no, because I am this age, I've realized the importance of little exchanges like this.
Haha. But then again, you've got great sensibilities.
So I'm sure I'll enjoy this chocolate without any extra help!

White Day Cutscenes
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Here you are, (Captain)! A guilt-free White Day present!
Dahaha! There's that gleeful face I was hoping to see!
Selecting the proper present is equally as important as giving it. Fun too.
The more chances there are to give, the more happy days there will be, wouldn't you agree?
It's not that we should give gifts every day though. That would get boring fast.
You know what? Gifting only on certain days, like today, has its merits! Dahahaha!


Captain, here is a White Day present from me to you!
Dahahaha! As long as you're happy, so am I.
Whenever I see your smile, power surges through me. I feel young again.
Dahaha! I must use this energy to contribute to the betterment of the crew. Count on it!


Sorry to burst in on you unannounced, (Captain).
But you took the initiative on Valentine's Day, after all. Today it's my turn.
Allow me to leap directly to the point! Please do me the honor of accepting this gift!
Dahahaha! I never thought you'd be quite so pleased with it!
I think I got rather grayer as I agonized over what to get you, but it was worth it...
I meant to repay your kindness, but when you smile that way, I feel like I'm the one being rewarded.
I'll just have to make up the difference by working extra hard to contribute to the crew!


Happy White Day, (Captain)! I'd like you to have this.
Dahaha! If it makes you happy, then I'm happy! I spent time selecting the perfect one for you.
Actually, I had a grand time marching from shop to shop to find just the perfect gift.
I wondered what a youngster like yourself would be glad to get.
I struggled a bit, but getting into the mindset of someone younger than myself made me feel like I had turned back the hands of time a bit!
Even if I felt young in that moment, I'm still me. So I began to reminisce on all the good times I've had.
Thinking about your present was a present to me as well, (Captain)!
Hahaha! Oh! And now I get a smile too! I feel as though I'm the one being showered with gifts!

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Trick or Treat Cutscenes
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During Halloween the door to the nether realm opens up, giving the undead a peek at our world.
But there exists an island brimming with the supernatural.
Only on Halloween are living people allowed onto that island.
Ahaha, I kid you not!
I have nothing to hide! I visited the island myself with a troubadour crew!
They received a request to perform for the undead at their annual Halloween party.
I guess even spirits and ghosts can appreciate a good time.
So if you come across any, (Captain), don't hesitate to play with them! Enjoy your Halloween!


Happy Halloween! Are you enjoying the day, (Captain)?
I hear that some people believe jack-o'-lanterns have the power to keep evil spirits from coming into your home.
While others believe that they help guide Jack of the lantern.
I wonder which of these is the truth... What do you think, (Captain)?
Dahahaha! In the end, Halloween is about having fun.
So, (Captain), which do you prefer: the trick or the treat?


At long last, Halloween is finally upon us! I assume you'll be attending the costume party, yes?
Ah, the spirit of Halloween is magical, is it not? To gambol among spectres and beasts, if only for a day...
In preparation for our annual celebration of the grisly and ghastly, I've truly outdone myself this year!
Dahahaha! The stunning realism of my costume will have you jumping out of your skin, I bet!
Hoho... So you too have gone out for your costume this year, eh, (Captain)?
Very well! I am eager to see what you have in store... We must change into costume and rendezvous once again!
And after giving each other a proper spook, let us find more costumed fiends and monstrosities to join us in celebration! Dahahaha!


Happy Halloween, (Captain)! Your costume is most becoming!
Do take heed, however, that your costume is not too convincing. Halloween is a time when visitors from other realms come to your own, you see.
I've heard a tale of them dragging unsuspecting holiday revelers back to their realms, all in hopes of continuing the fun forevermore.
Haha, don't look so scared. There is a way to avoid their grasp.
Imagine your home in as much detail as possible. That should keep you grounded.
The village you come from or even the airship are good enough. Or even the smile of a loved one.
Then again, the visitors make for lovely company—so long as they don't kidnap you. Haha.
In any case, I hope you enjoy yourself to the fullest extent on this Halloween day, (Captain)!

Happy Holidays Cutscenes
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It's that time of the year again! And what better way is there to spend winter's longest night than around a table with the people you love?
Ha-ha! But then again, maybe the little ones are more interested in the presents from Santa.
I know I was always excited about him paying a visit when I was little!
Of course I didn't actually meet the man himself until after I grew up...
He's quite a friendly guy, and chatting with him while I helped him deliver presents was such a hoot!
Ha-ha! Selfira has grown up enough to start doubting the existence of the big guy...
But that's a huge mistake! All you have to do is open your ears, and I'm sure you'll hear him laughing tonight!


Hm? What are you looking for, (Captain)?
Oh! So you're looking for a broom and a mop! I've hidden those.
Dahahaha. On the holiest night, the fairies use a mop and broom to soar through the skies and make mischief.
So to stop them, I hid the mop and broom in a certain place.
Dahahaha! Do you think I'm talking about some urban myth? I've had my run in with them...
Listen here! During the minstrel crew's feast on the holy night, all the food disappeared into thin air.
Everyone was so sad that now we take precautions. We don't leave the mop and broom out. No...
Dahahaha! Whether or not you believe me is up to you!


Tis the season, (Captain)!
Speaking of seasons, it's quite frosty out there. It may even snow soon, methinks!
By the way, (Captain), have you heard of this?
On the most silent of winter nights, one may see a dancer in the snow by chance.
They say that those who catch a glimpse of the dancer are destined for a life-changing encounter!
Dahahaha! You know, I've actually seen her once myself long ago... I say, It was a most mezmerizing dance.
And you know what? It was the night before I first joined the order of minstrels as a guardian. True story!
Dahaha! It really has started snowing! Perhaps another fateful encounter awaits us tonight, (Captain)!
You wish to see the dancer in the snow as well, don't you?
Come come! Together now, let us depart on a search of our own!


Tonight's a festive night, isn't it? If you want to disembark the ship, best to do so in a jiffy.
You see, wicked fairies riding mops and snow-drawn dancers will soon appear to greet Santa Claus as he flies through the night.
Who knows what kind of lively encounters you might have! Keep your wits about you.
Dahaha, you might think I'm pulling your leg, but there's wisdom in my tale.
The year end is the time when work begins to get out of hand—precisely the environment where accidents occur!
And not just that, but one accident when you're out skyfaring could be enough to cause irreversible consequences.
Therefore it's in your best interest to slow down and lead your ship with care!
I guarantee Santa Claus is guiding his reindeer with aplomb, so let's follow his example as we glide through the winter!

Fate Episodes

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Free-Spirited Skyfarer

During their travels, our heroes met Keehar, a former skyfarer, and helped protect his village from monsters. That night, Keehar spoke forlornly of his granddaughter Selfira, who wanted to leave the village and travel the world. Hearing this, our heroes suggested he go on one more journey -- and invited him to travel with them.

During their travels, (Captain) and company arrived at a village under attack from monsters.
(Captain) and company teamed up with an aging former skyfarer by the name of Keehar, and together they protected the village from the monsters.
Vyrn: Oh, I see... So you were a skyfarer like us when you were young, huh, gramps?
Keehar: Yes, indeed! Our order was founded by a bard, and I worked as a bodyguard.
Keehar: Oh, it was a fun journey, to be true. We had our share of hardships, of course, but in the end, it was a truly unforgettable experience.
Lyria: That sounds wonderful, sir. Which islands did you visit? I’d love to hear all about it!
Keehar: Well, let’s see... An island made of ice... An island of giants, where everything was super-sized... Even an upside-down island!
Lyria: What?! An upside-down island...? Like, people were walking around on the ceiling or something...?
Keehar: Yes, indeed. Boy, it was the strangest thing. When we disembarked onto the island, gravity pulled us up to the ceiling. And if we dropped something, sure enough, up to the ceiling it went!
Keehar: I tell you, we couldn’t believe it! Other than that, it was a fairly peaceful island, and the people loved our bard’s songs.
Lyria: Wow...! That’s amazing! I want to go there, too!
Vyrn: Hang on... He’s gotta be making it up, right? Then again, the world is full of unimaginable things...
Keehar: Hahaha! A skeptic, eh? Well, that’s fine. Even I’ve wondered if it might have all been a dream!
Keehar: You see, the experience you gain over the course of a journey will drastically shape you as a person. That’s why young people ought to travel! Traveling is good for you!
Vyrn: Yeah, I agree! But then, why did you quit being a skyfarer, gramps?
Keehar: Well... There was this young couple, you see, and when they died of disease... it was decided that I would adopt the child they left behind.
Keehar: Heheh! Child-rearing was quite the adventure! It’s a serious responsibility, becoming a parent, but at the same time, it’s truly a wonderful experience.
Keehar: And I must say, I raised an unbearably cute little granddaughter!
Lyria: Hehehe... Sounds like a happy family, sir.
Together with Keehar, (Captain) and company defeated the monsters and returned to the village without incident. Later that night...
Keehar: Sigh...
Lyria: Huh? You’re still awake, sir?
Keehar: Oh, it’s you. What’s the matter? It’s late, you know.
Vyrn: Gahaha! Lyria woke up thirsty, but she was too scared to go get a drink of water by herself!
Lyria: Well, you know...! I mean, what if there’s a ghost...? Oh! Wh-what about you, sir? Can’t sleep?
Keehar: I’m afraid not... You see, the other day my granddaughter Selfira told me she wants to be more independent.
Keehar: She’s at the perfect age to go on a journey of her own... I knew this day would come eventually, but I never thought it would come so soon...
Keehar: Sigh... I know it’s something to be celebrated, but I’m going to miss her so much...
Vyrn: I see... You must be really close with your granddaughter, huh, gramps... I’d be a little sad, too...
Lyria: I know! I have an idea, sir. Why don’t you go on one last journey? Come with us!
Vyrn: Yeah! Even if you DO make up most of your stories, you still have a lot of good advice!
Vyrn: Well, (Captain)? What do you think?
  1. I want to hear more of his stories
  2. The more, the merrier

Choose: I want to hear more of his stories
Keehar: Hahaha! You’ve got a point there. I’m sure my life experience would make a great resource for you.
Keehar: But advice isn’t the only thing I’m good for. I can still hold my own against a monster or two!

Choose: The more, the merrier
Keehar: Yes, indeed! Back in my old order, they used to say I was the life of the party!
Lyria: Hehe! You sure do seem like a jolly free spirit, sir.
Keehar: Hahaha! Even with a broken heart, I’ll keep on smiling!
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Keehar: Hahaha! I’m in the second spring of my life! Let’s have some fun, everyone!
Keehar: A new adventure... A new chapter of my life... I’m so excited to tell Selfira!
And so, Keehar joined (Captain)’s group and set off as a skyfarer once more.
His prowess with the bow and bountiful life experiences would surely provide support for the younger members.

From Fable to Fact

On a day with gusty winds... The party is listening to Keehar’s adventure stories on the deck of the airship. Lyria is touched by the story where he does an aerial walk with his umbrella. Right when Lyria asks Keehar to continue his story, monsters appear before the party.

Lyria: Whoa! The wind is so strong today!
Keehar: Ngahaha! This brings me back to the days I was still a skyfarer-in-training.
Keehar: The previous day had heavy rain. I flew the skies on the airship and tried to dry my umbrella on the deck of the airship.
Keehar: I tried to clean that up, but the umbrella flew away from the wind...
Vyrn: Wow... so you lost your umbrella.
Keehar: No! I managed to grab the handle of the umbrella at the last moment... However, the umbrella flew out in the sky with me still hanging on it!
Lyria: W-What?! S-So... Did you fall off the airship?!
Keehar: Ngahaha! I enjoyed my aerial walk with the umbrella!
Lyria: And then what happened?! What happened?!
Vyrn: We’ve got trouble! Lyria! Grandpa! The monsters are getting in the way of the airship!
Keehar: This is an emergency! We must fight to protect the airship! Let us go, Captain!

From Fable to Fact: Scene 2

Influenced by Keehar’s story, Lyria says that she wants to fly, too. Keehar says that he was riding on the back of a primal beast and not only by an umbrella. He then starts talking about an island of fruit.

Vyrn: Hey, Lyria. Why are you taking out an umbrella all of a sudden?
Lyria: Hehe! I’ll fly with this! The wind is strong, so I’m sure it’s possible!
Vyrn: Say what?! What are you thinking?! That’s dangerous! Stop it!
Lyria: B-But! You said that you flew with the umbrella!
Keehar: Oh, Lyria. Now that I think about it, the wind was much stronger that day.
Keehar: The wind was so strong that it knocked a flying primal beast out of the air, and fell onto the deck!
Lyria: Wha?! A primal beast?! Gulp... That wind must have really been something...
Keehar: I looked after to the primal beast and it let me ride on its back as thanks! That’s how I flew!
Lyria: Wow...! You rode on a primal beast?! That’s amazing I want to ride one too!
Vyrn: Hey how... Did you fly with the umbrella or the primal beast?
Keehar: The primal beast led me to an island covered by a vast forest... I couldn’t believe my eyes.
Keehar: That forest was filled with fruit trees! Apples, plums, walnuts... You could eat all you want!
Lyria: Wow! That sounds wonderful…! Wouldn’t you like to go there, (Captain)?!
Vyrn: I want some apples... If that island really does exist, that’d be great!
Keehar: Whoops. I’d like to talk some more, but it seems like there is a monster in the path of our airship!
Keehar: Lyria, Vyrn... Stand back! I swear by my bow that I will protect you!

From Fable to Fact: Scene 3

Right before a monster crashes into the airship, a single arrow shot by Keehar takes it down. The party manages to escape danger and descends upon a nearby island. The villagers ask the party to hunt some monsters. Agreeing to it, the party enters the forest.

Vyrn: All right! We got the monsters! Good job, (Captain).
Keehar: No! Even now...! There is one coming this way!
Lyria: Ack! At this rate, the monster will crash into Grandcypher!
Keehar: It’s too late to change directions at the helm! I’ll take care of this!
Vyrn: A-Amazing! Grandpa! You took out the monster with a single arrow!
Keehar: Ngahaha! This is nothing! I can do this with my eyes closed!
Keehar: Hm? I see an island. How about we go down there to rest for a while, Captain?
Lyria: I agree! We had to fight monsters, so let’s rest at a village.
Villager: What should we do...?
Keehar: Hello, sir. Is something bothering you? Try talking to me!
Villager: Well... Monsters that appear from the forest near the village have been destroying our crops.
Vyrn: That’s terrible. We should do something about it, (Captain)!
Villager: R-Really?! I see… you guys are skyfarers. Please help us! We’ll reward you of course!
Lyria: Leave it to us! (Captain), let’s go to the forest!

From Fable to Fact: Scene 4

After the party defeated the monsters of the forest, they find out that this forest is an orchid. As thanks for defeating the monsters, the villagers offer the party to eat their fill of fruit there. Keehar’s story of adventures will continue to be a source of enjoyment for everyone.

Villager: Thank you for defeating the monsters! I don’t know how to thank you...
Keehar: We should always help each other! No need to feel so reserved.
Villager: You guys are such nice people! The forest you protected for us is actually the village orchid!
Keehar: Ooh! No wonder it smells so fragrant!
Villager: Ahaha! Is that so? As thanks, you can eat as much of the fruit at the orchid!
Vyrn: Wow, that's amazing! That huge forest is an orchid?!
Lyria: Hooray! We’re at the island that Keehar told us about!
Lyria: You're amazing! So many fruit grows here and we can eat all we want? It’s just like your story!
Keehar: That is true, Lyria. Journeys are fun because things like this happen! Ngahaha!
Vyrn: Isn’t it just a coincidence? Well, Lyria is having fun, so it’s fine!
Keehar: Let’s see... What adventures await us next? I can't wait to find out, Captain!
Keehar gives a bright smile. No one can really tell his stories are true or not.
However, (Captain) and the rest of the party know that they will be a part of many adventures with Keehar for some time to come.

Now and Forever

At the boy’s request, the party had saved the pregnant woman. They decided to keep an eye on him until his dad came to pick him up. The boy would be a big brother soon, but wasn’t sure he could do it. He found his courage with a little help from Keehar. Aletheia watched as the father left with his son to see how mom was doing, his thoughts on his poor bond with his own son. After a stern talking to from Keehar, Aletheia decided to mend his ways and fix their relationship.

Their mission completed, (Captain) and company decided to kick up their heels. They were soon interrupted by a small boy in a big fluster.
Boy: Hah... hah... E-excuse me! Misters! ... but!
Keehar: What’s wrong, young man? There, there... go ahead and tell us what’s the matter.
Boy: My mom... she... her stomach’s hurting real bad! ... and there’s a baby in there!
Aletheia: She what?! Hurry! Take us to her! Now!
The boy ran back to his mother with (Captain) and company hot on his heels. Together, they got his mother safely to the hospital.
Even in the throes of labor, the mother was able to say thank you to our heroes as they delivered her to the hospital.
Nurse: Thank you so much! She’s a fair bit ahead of her due date... I’m so glad you were there to help.
Aletheia: It was good of the kid to hurry up and find someone.
Nurse: What a clever boy! But... his mother hasn’t given birth yet. I’m not quite sure what to do with him now...
Keehar: Hmm? What happened to his father?
Nurse: About that... we were able to contact him, but he won’t be able to come immediately on such short notice.
Keehar: Is that so... well I’ve got an idea! How about we take care of the boy until dear ol’ dad makes his way over?
Nurse: Oh, my! You don’t mind? If you could just make sure he doesn’t stray too far from the front of the hospital...
Keehar: Indeed I can! You just do your best to take care of the mother.
Keehar: Right, Lord Aletheia? How’s that sound?Hanging around with a kid should do us old codgers some good, eh?!
Aletheia: Huh? Slow down a minute, Keehar! I’m really not good with ki?
Keehar: Dahahaha! Alright, boy. You’re going to sit with the old timers for a spell!
Boy: Um... okay, I guess. And um, Ms. Nurse? Take care of my mom, okay?
And so Keehar and Aletheia founds themselves doing a bit of babysitting until the boy’s father showed up.
Boy: ...
Aletheia: Hrm... I got to say you’re looking a little down, kid.
Keehar: You really do. Must be worried about your mother and the baby, eh?
Boy: ...
Aletheia: You got to straighten up, boy. Once that baby’s born, you’re going to be a big brother.
Boy: Yeah... I mean, I know. It’s just...
Aletheia: Well, I tried... just can’t get the knack of talking to the little ones, I guess.
Keehar: Listen here, kiddo. You’re going to be just fine! Take the word of an old Skyfarer like me!
Boy: Wha!? You guys’re Skyfarers?! You?! ... you can still be one when you’re that old?!
Keehar: Dahahaha! Hey, now. All a few wrinkles are is proof you’ve seen a few battles in your day, right? And an old timer’s world is good as gold!
Boy: ... right!
Aletheia: (Hm? Looks like that did the trick. Guess I just don’t get kids... )
Keehar: Hoho... you’re going to hang out with us. You know, make sure you don’t wander off and get yourself lost!
Boy: Um... well if you’re Skyfarers, I’d sure like to hear about your adventures!
Keehar: Hmm? Deeds of dashing derring-do, you say? I have those by the bowlful! It all began with...
Keehar’s tales were like something straight out of an old legend. The boy’s eyes shone with wonder.
By the time Keehar had reached a break in his story, the boy was ready to share what was troubling him.
Aletheia: So you want to tell us why you were looking like you were three days from the chopping block? Must be worried about mom, eh?
Boy: It’s... well, all they talk about is the dumb baby. I don’t even feel like their kid anymore...
Aletheia: Hrm... well you need a little patience. You’re big brother now. And protecting your little brother or sister is your job, you hear?
Boy: ...
Aletheia: What d’you expect... how can you be a man if you’re jealous of someone weaker than you? Get it together, kid!
Boy: ... but?
Keehar: Slow down there, Aletheia. I understand what you’re trying to say, but you can’t put all that weight on him at once.
Keehar: I think your mom and dad would be pretty sad if you guys didn’t get along. And I’d like you two to be friends, myself.
Boy: ...
Keehar: So what I’m saying is, you don’t have to be a big brother all at once. Just take it one step at a time, you hear?
Keehar: In just a little while, you’re going to be seeing that little baby for the first time. It’s bound to be a little awkward.
Keehar: I mean, you might have a squabble here and there at first. But then you’re going to be buddies before you even know it. You’ll go on and on about how cute that little baby is!
Boy: Sigh... you really think so, mister? It might be a boy. Or a girl... but cute? I dunno...
Keehar: Dahahaha! No need to worry about that! That’s the kind of bond that grows with time.
Keehar: I raised a granddaughter myself... well, technically we’re not related. But talk about adorable!
Keehar: Hoho. The same goes for your parents. Of course they’re going to love that little baby. But they love you, too.
Keehar: It wouldn’t hurt to let them know you need a little attention now and again!
Boy: Ooh! Really, mister?!
Keehar: Really. That’s your right as a kid, you know? It’s practically in the job description!
Boy: Wow! Thanks, mister! I don’t know why I was so worried... yeah. Yeah!
Dad: Hey! Sorry I’m late! And thank you. Both of you. Don’t know what I would’ve done without you.
Keehar: Dahahaha! Think nothing of it! Now get on and see your wife.
Dad: Thanks again for taking the time. C’mon, son. We can wait for the baby inside the hospital.
Dad: And I heard you ran to find someone when your mom went into labor. I couldn’t be more proud of you!
Boy: Hehe... that’s what big brothers do!
Dad: Oh! There it goes! ... you and me are gonna do our best to take care of mom and the baby. Right?
With a word of thanks, both father and son made their way into the hospital.
Keehar: Whew... seeing that, I guess there’s not much for us to worry about. And dear me, what a stand-up kid!
Aletheia: ...
Keehar: Hmm? And what could be bothering you, my dear man? You look a tad bit gloomy.
Aletheia: Sorry... just thinking about my boy. He was about that age when things started going sour between us...
Aletheia: Ha... although I wasn’t exactly winning any prizes for world’s best dad...
Keehar: Then you need to get it together, man! If there’s something you don’t like about yourself, then fix it!
Aletheia: Hrm... but now? After all this time...
Keehar: I’ll have none of that quitting talk! It’s like the boy. You don’t start out being a father. You have to ease yourself into it.
Keehar: Can’t say I know the specifics of your situation, but there’s no such phrase as “too late”. Start your work and start it today.
Aletheia: Hrm... I reckon you’ve got the right of it. I never should’ve tried to give up in the first place.
Aletheia: It’s time to get to work. Starting with myself... hah! Guess an old dog can learn a new trick or two!
It seems that all it took to light a new flame in the heart of a jaded old Sage were the words of a well-seasoned Skyfarer.
Perhaps the day would finally come when Aletheia would finally be able to walk tall, freed from the burden of worry and regret.
Only time could tell. Some roads lead to futures even the Sage of the Sword cannot know.


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