Ladiva receives a letter from Christina, who wants her to compete in a special holiday duel at the Jewel Resort. Thanks to the encouragement of (Captain) and company, she agrees and helps the casino staff prepare for the big event.
Ladiva is a champion duelist at the Jewel Resort Casino Liner.
But she leaves the Jewel Resort after getting into trouble with the Erste Empire to keep them away from the casino.
(Captain) and company have welcomed Ladiva to their crew.
(Captain) and company ask Ladiva to join them, but she refuses, thinking she'd only bring them trouble.
(Captain) tells her not to worry since the Erste Empire is already after them.
Ladiva: How awful! Lyria, you poor thing! Those imperial souls clearly need more love in their lives!
Ladiva: You've touched my heart, my lovelies. What sort of girl would I be if I abandoned such embodiments of love?
Lyria: So you'll come with us?
Ladiva: I will! I'd be delighted to travel with you! I'm sure I can help.
Thus the gentle Ladiva, a woman keen on the power of love, joins the crew.Continue 1
Ladiva: Tee-hee! Oh my, there's dust simply everywhere! I'd better start cleaning!
Ladiva is in the middle of cleaning the airship when the rest of the crew returns from the Knickknack Shack.
Vyrn: Hey, Ladiva! We're back!
Ladiva: Hi! Oh, sweeties, you must be freezing! I'll make you some tea!
Lyria: Thank you! Oh, and Ladiva, we have a letter for you.
Ladiva: A letter? For me? Who could be writing to me, I wonder? Ah! It's Christy!
Lyria: What? But didn't Christina go back to the Jewel Resort to prepare for the holidays? I wonder if something happened.
Ladiva: She says she needs us back at the Jewel Resort right now!
At Ladiva's insistence, the crew returns to the Jewel Resort.
Ladiva: Christy, honey, what ever is the matter? Your letter had me worried!
Christina: I'm sure you're aware that we here at the Jewel Resort are preparing a special holiday duel.
Christina: And your fans are clamoring for you, Ladiva.
Ladiva: Really? Oh, how precious! That's more than any duelist could hope for!
Ladiva: But I'm afraid I won't be able to fully reciprocate their love this time.
Ladiva: Just because I'm on good terms with one imperial soldier doesn't mean the Erste Empire is done chasing me.
Choose: That's so unlike the Ladiva we know.
- That's so unlike the Ladiva we know.
- We'll handle the imperial scum for you!
Christina: Ha-ha! Well said! Ladiva, you should follow your heart on this one.
Christina: Hee-hee. I told you before, didn't I? I would never let our star duelist go no matter how loud those imperial dogs bark.
Ladiva: (Captain)... Christy...
Ladiva: Tee-hee. You're right! I have to follow my heart!Choose: We'll handle the imperial scum for you!
Vyrn: I'm with the captain on this one! They're the ones in the wrong, not you!
Vyrn: Heh-heh. These are your fans we're talkin' about! You can't let 'em down!
Ladiva: Oh, you two are just too much sometimes! But you're also right.
Ladiva: I've done nothing wrong! I can't let anyone stop me from showing my fans the love!Continue 2
Ladiva: I'll shower them with all the love they can handle at the holiday duel!
Thanks to the support of (Captain) and everyone else, Ladiva decides to compete in the holiday duel.
They all stay on the casino liner to help prepare for the holiday extravaganza.
Ladiva: Christina, about the arena... Huh? Darling, what's wrong? You look like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders.
Christina: It's no good. I want each duelist's entrance into the arena to pop, but something's missing.
Ladiva: Want me to help you think about it?
You know, we've reserved a whole island, so...
Ladiva: Eek! Are you all right? You're not hurt, are you?
Bunny Girl: I'm sorry. I overloaded my cart and lost control of it.
Ladiva: Tee-hee. You were just a little too spirited, honey. It doesn't seem anything was broken. Here, let me help.
Ladiva: Therese! There's something I need to ask you, but—
Ladiva: What's wrong, honey? You're too cute to scowl like that. Come on, give me a little smile!
Therese: Ladiva? Oh, there's just no way I can organize this event on my own.
Ladiva: Are you sure? As good as you are at working the crowd, I would have thought this sort of thing would be right up your alley.
Ladiva: And Christy can be a bit cold at times, but she'd never give you anything she didn't think you could handle.
Ladiva: So buck up! And I'll help you when I can. You can do this!
Therese: I... I can do this! Thanks, Ladiva.
Vyrn: Ha-ha. It's like Ladiva's in ten places at once!
Ladiva: Tee-hee, I just love helping people! Don't you? I can't help but butt in.
Lyria: Hee-hee! You really love the Jewel Resort, don't you?
Ladiva: I do. We make so many people happy here.
Ladiva: And now we have the holiday event to look forward to! We're gonna give Santa a run for his money when it comes to bringing love to the people!
Ladiva is a kindhearted duelist who would push herself to any limit to spread love to others.
With her on the job, the holiday event is sure to be a success.
Preparations for the holiday event progress smoothly. Lyria and the others want to help, so Christina asks them to go pick up some VIP clients of hers.
It is the longest winter night in the sky, the eve of the year's merriest holiday.
To celebrate, (Captain) and company have come to a certain island to help the Jewel Resort organize a special duel event.
Ladiva: Let's see... This box should go over here... Am I forgetting anything?
Ladiva: Oops! This stuff needs to go to Therese's section.
Ladiva: With large-scale events like this, it's easy to miss little things. I'd better be careful.
Ladiva, who was called to the Jewel Resort by Christina, is helping to prepare for the event.
Vyrn: Hey, Ladiva! Anything we can help you with?
Lyria: Yeah! We want to help set up too!
Lyria: Besides, at this rate, you'll be worn out way before the duel.
Ladiva: Oh, Vyrn, Lyria, and (Captain)! You little sweethearts, you!
Ladiva: I'll accept any love from you three with gratitude.
Ladiva: I've just about finished up here, but maybe you could help Christy. She's got more on her plate than anyone else, you know!
Lyria: Okay! Will do! Be sure not to overwork yourself, okay, Ladiva?
Ladiva: Tee-hee. Okay, I won't. I wouldn't want to celebrate the holiday by working myself sick, that's for sure.
Ladiva: Let's buckle down and work together to get everything ready for the big event!
Christina: So Ladiva said that, huh? I see. Well then, I have a job for you. I'd like you to escort my VIPs here on your airship.
Lyria: Um... Vee eye pees?
Christina: Very important persons. They're major clients of mine, and they're really looking forward to this event.
Vyrn: Gulp... Sounds like an important job!
Christina: I'm counting on you. You see, these particular clients...
With a wicked grin, Christina whispers in (Captain)'s ear.
Christina: Now then, get going! Ladiva will handle things here. Be sure to make it back in time for the event, capeesh?
Vyrn: You got it! Let's go, (Captain)!
(Captain) and the crew steer the Grandcypher in the direction of the island where the VIPs are waiting.
Holiday Gifts: Scene 2
(Captain) and company collect the VIPs from their island and return to the casino. Ladiva asks how anyone could earn the title of VIP from Christina, but (Captain) and the others only smile in response as her duel approaches.
(Captain)'s crew transports the VIPs to the casino liner moored at the island, arriving just before the event is scheduled to start.
Ladiva: Welcome back! I noticed your airship was gone. Where've you been?
Vyrn: Heh-heh! The dealer asked us to give her VIPs a lift here!
Ladiva: VIPs? I wonder what they could have done to earn a title like that from Christy.
Lyria: Heh-heh... It's a secret!
Ladiva: Oh, now I really want to know! Hmm... Who could they be, I wonder?
Ladiva: Come on, Lyria! You can tell me! I promise I won't tell!
Lyria: Hee-hee! Nope! It's a secret!
Ladiva: Aw, you're so mean!
Bunny Girl: Um... Where are (Captain) and the others? Oh, there they are! You're up, guys!
Vyrn: Oh! Looks like it's time! Let's go, (Captain)! You too, Ladiva!
Ladiva: My adoring fans await! Hold on, lovelies! Your Ladiva is coming!
(Captain)'s crew heads off to the first duel of the event.
Holiday Gifts: Scene 3
Ladiva wins her duel, and Christina shows up with a present to thank her. As it turns out, the VIPs were the kids and caretaker from the orphanage where Ladiva grew up. This thoughtful gift overwhelms Ladiva with emotion.
Ladiva: Tough love administered! Did you feel it?
Bunny Girl: Ladies and gentlemen, did you see that? And with that, the legendary and oh-so lovely Ladiva is the winner of round one!
The crowd goes wild as Ladiva, (Captain), and the others clinch the victory.
Ladiva: Thank you for believing in me, everyone! I love you too!
Ladiva: But the event's not over yet! In the meantime, take this as a token of our love!
Ladiva: Mwah! Smooches!
The next duelist steps into the arena, and (Captain)'s crew retires to the casino liner to rest.
Ladiva: Good work out there, (Captain). Are you thirsty? Oh, and I bet you need a towel to wipe off all that sweat, huh?
As Ladiva fusses over (Captain) and company, Christina strolls into the room.
Christina: Hee-hee... That was a great match. The crowd loved it.
Christina: Now then, as thanks for helping make my event so spectacular, it's time to reward my star duelist!
Orphanage Matron: Hey, Ladiva. Glad to see you're doing well! That was quite a duel!
Cheeky Boy: Heh-heh! You were seriously the bomb, Ladiva!
Ladiva: What the? What are you all doing here?
Ladiva is stunned to see her family from the orphanage pour into the room behind Christina.
Lyria: Heh-heh! This is Christina's holiday gift to you, Ladiva!
Christina: Ha-ha! You should see the look on your face. I knew (Captain) and the crew come through.
Ladiva: Christy... (Captain)... Everyone...
Polite Girl: Hee-hee. Aw, Ladiva! Don't cry, silly! Don't you know what tomorrow is?
Ladiva: Sniff... I know. You're right.
Ladiva: Christina, (Captain), Vyrn, Lyria... Thank you so much!
Ladiva: This is such a wonderful present... I don't know how I'll ever repay you!
Vyrn: Ha-ha! I'm glad you like your gift! Now you can enjoy the holiday and event with your family!
Lyria: Yeah! I think we should excuse ourselves, (Captain).
Ladiva: Oh, don't be silly, child!
Ladiva: I've considered you guys part of my family for quite some time now! It just wouldn't be the same without you.
Ladiva pulls (Captain) and company into a tight hug.
Ladiva: Thank you... I love you so much, (Captain)!
The surprise present is a great success, and Ladiva is overjoyed.
But the time she spends with her family that night is even better.