Mary comes to a resort along with the crew. There, she plays a game of volleyball against two guys for the right to touch a famous rainbow pearl. She loses, but the men, intimidated by her monster exterminating skills, run off.
During their travels, (Captain) and company visit the resort island of Yudhisthira in the Auguste Isles.
Lyria: Ooh! There are so many shops by the beach here!
Vyrn: Mary? What're you doing in a tourist souvenir shop like this?
Mary: To tell you the truth, I heard there's a really rare jewel called a rainbow pearl on display in one of these shops!
Mary: I've always wanted to see one for myself. Aha! There! That's the place!
Vyrn: Hey! Wait for me!
Mary: Hey, mister! I heard that the famous Rainbow Pearl is on display here...
Employee 1: You heard right! We've got a Rainbow Pearl right back there in that case. See it?
Mary: Wow! It's the real deal! Lemme see, lemme see!
Vyrn: Hoo boy... What's the big hurry, Mary? Took us forever to find you!
Lyria: Wow! That glittery round jewel must be a rainbow pearl.
Mary: Oh! Look here! That luster, that sparkle... Sigh... It's so beautiful.
Employee 1: Heh heh! Rainbow pearls only show up once every few years around here, and this one's pretty large.
Employee 1: If I've got the story right, my grandpa happened to get his hands on this baby a long time ago. Ever since then, it's been our store's main attraction.
Mary: Say, can I hold it? I love treasures like these, and I'd really like to touch it with my own two hands just once.
Employee 1: Huh? I-I can't let you do that. This Rainbow pearl is for display only!
Mary: Aww, come on! It's not like it'll break! Pleeease! Just this once!
Employee 1: Hmmm... But...
Employee 2: Bro! Let's close up shop for today and hit the beach, man!
Employee 2: Whoa! Dude, is she your girl? Score!
Mary: Hmm? Who, me?
Employee 1: Hmm? Beach... Girls... Hey, I just had a great idea!
Vyrn: A volleyball match? What're these jugheads thinking...
Lyria: She can touch the pearl if she wins, but has to go on a date with the store attendants if she loses... I sure hope she wins!
Mary: Bring it on! Sports are my strong suit!
Employee 1: Dude! She's even cuter in her swimsuit! We can't lose this!
Employee 2: O volleyball gods, grant us your favor. Bestow unto us the date with this bodacious babe we so rightly deserve...
Mary: C'mon, (Captain)! Time to do this! We've got this in the bag!
- I can't...
Mary: Hang on... You're awfully pale. Are you okay, (Captain)?
Vyrn: (Captain)! Wake up! Are you okay? Stay with us!
Lyria: A-are you all right? You're burning up, (Captain)...
Mary: Well, if you're sick, we can't have you out here playing... Just drink some water and rest.Choose: I can't...
Mary: What? You can't? Why didn't you tell me sooner? What am I supposed to do now?
Mary: Oh well! Hey, lizard! Pair up with me!
Vyrn: Are you crazy? I can't!
Mary: Yeah, I guess not. How about you, Lyria?
Lyria: I've... never played this game before.Continue 1
Mary: Hm... What to do... I'd better start looking for someone who can sub in.
Employee 2: Hey, look! Who's that bombshell?
Employee 1: Man! She's gotta be the hottest girl ever!
Mary: What's with them? They think they're so slick...
Employee 2: Whoa, whoa, whoa! Excuse me, miss!
Jessica: Huh? Y-yes? What is it?
Employee 2: Well, you see, we were gonna play some volleyball, but we're one player short!
Employee 2: Would you be interested in playing with us? Maybe? Or something?
Jessica: I see. Sounds like you guys are in a fix. Well, I haven't played any sports since I was a kid, but sure, why not!
Employee 2: Awesome! Yes! Now we can each get our own girl!
Employee 1: Did you see that? She looked me in the eye. I think she likes me.
Jessica: Huh? Huh? What are you talking about?
Employee 1: Ha ha! Let's not sweat the details! Just come play some volleyball with us!
Mary: Humph. Gimme a break. Now they're all over her.
Mary: (Captain)! Do you like girls like her too? Be honest.
Choose: You're cuter, Mary.
- You're cuter, Mary.
- She's cute too.
That's my (Captain)! You have good taste! No question about it! Hehe!
Choose: She's cute too.
Thanks, (Captain)! Compliments from other girls make me happy too, you know!
What? Hmm... I see... Humph.
Hm? What's that? I couldn't hear you over the wind. Say that again?
Employee 2: Heh heh heh... Finished your little chat? Then let's get started!
Employee 1: Now then... A midsummer's love is riding on this match... Begin!
And so begins a beach volleyball match with impossibly high stakes.
Neither side cedes an inch, and the game is tied all the way through.
Mary: Pant... Pant... We're not gonna let you win this set.
Jessica: Gasp... Wheeze... Yeah, we're gonna win this!
Employee 1: Damn! They're better than I thought!
Employee 2: We gotta win this and go on that date!
Vyrn: Gulp... The next point decides the match.
Lyria: I know you can do it, you two!
The employees unleash a serve that Mary bumps perfectly. Jessica sets it up in a split second.
The ball flies up into the ideal midair position, and Mary throws her whole body into spiking it into her opponents' court.
But the ball goes out. And so Mary and Jessica lose the match.
Employee 2: Yeah! Now then, remember your end of the bargain!
Employee 1: Heh heh heh... Tonight's gonna be a blast!
Mary: This sucks! We were supposed to win!
Jessica: Well, it's too late now... A promise is a promise, even if I didn't know about it until just now.
Mary: Huh? What's going on?
Jessica: Whoa! Over there! Look!
Vyrn: There's trouble! Monsters are coming out of the ocean!
Employee 1: Eeek...! R-run!
Employee 2: Eeek! You two hurry and get out of here!
Jessica: Leave this to me! I can take care of a few monsters!
Mary: At least I can vent some of my frustration on these baddies. All right then! Let's make this quick!
Employee 1: Huh? You defeated that monster... in one hit?
Mary: Whew! I feel so much better now. Now then, I never go back on my word. Let's go on that date!
Jessica: Indeed. Where shall we go?
Employee 1: Umm... About the date... I've changed my mind...
Mary: Hm? Why are you guys so nervous all of a sudden? We defeated all the monsters!
Jessica: Hehehe! Don't you worry! If any more monsters show up, we'll just send 'em flying!
Employee 2: Eeek! I'll let you see the rainbow pearl, so please just leave me alone!
Vyrn: H-hey! They both ran off...
Mary: Hm... I don't really get it, but I guess it all worked out for the best! Now, let's go see the rainbow pearl again!
Jessica: Hehehe... Things got hectic for a while there, but it was a lot of fun. Thank you so much!
Lyria: Yeah! They were really good people! Now I want to try to play too! You should join, (Captain)!
Vyrn: Looks like they have no idea why those dudes ran off... Oh well! Maybe it's for the best!
And so (Captain) and friends forget all about the agreement and have a blast playing beach volleyball.
Flower of the Night Sky
(Captain) and company find a large crowd while walking on the beach. The tourists are here for the Brilliance Festival, but this year's festival is in danger of being canceled due to monster attacks.
While the crew strolls through the resort, people begin to gather.
Girl: They're not going to hold the festival? Why?
Mother: Sigh, and we came all this way too. What a pity.
Pyrotechnician: I'm sorry, but with so many monsters around, we can't prepare for the festival in peace. No Brilliance Festival this year, I'm afraid.
Mary: Wow, look at this crowd!
Ngh, sorry! Excuse me! Coming through!
Mary: Hey, what are you all gathered here for? What's this about the Brilliance Festival?
Pyrotechnician: Hm? You tourists? The Brilliance Festival is famous in these parts. It's a traditional festival that we pyrotechnicians manage.
Mary: Pyrotechnicians? Wait, you're a pyrotechnician for the Brilliance Festival? Wow! That's amazing!
Pyrotechnician: Uh... Y-yeah. You know what pyrotechnicians are?
Mary: Of course! Pyrotechnicians use gunpowder that gives off a special light and they shoot it into the night sky to create flowers of light!
Mary: Every year, skilled pyrotechnicians from all over are selected to go on tour here for the Brilliance Festival.
Pyrotechnician: Oh? You seem to know a lot about pyrotechnicians for someone so young!
Mary: Hehe! I used to go to the Brilliance Festival with my family. That's when I learned about them.
Vyrn: A festival of flowers made of light? Seems pretty cool! I want to check it out!
Lyria: Wow! Me too!
Pyrotechnician: And we'd love to hold the festival too. Sadly, due to the increase in monsters around here, we have to cancel this year.
Mother: Ahh! I-it's a monster!
Mary: Geez! And we were right in the middle of a conversation too! Let's get this over with, (Captain)!
Flower of the Night Sky: Scene 2
(Captain) and company are asked by the festival hosts to protect them from the monsters. The crew happily accepts, and then defeats the monsters so the festival can proceed.
Pyrotechnician: What? H-how'd you take all those monsters out so fast?
Mary: Heh heh! That was nothing for us!
Pyrotechnician: Ha ha ha! You got a lot of grit! Hm... With you around, maybe we can hold the Brilliance Festival after all.
Pyrotechnician: Say! Think you can protect us from the monsters during the Brilliance Festival?
Pyrotechnician: Don't worry! We won't ask you to do it for free! Once the show begins, you can watch it from the best seats on the house!
Mary: Really? Hooray! You got a deal!
Girl: Wow! Thank you, miss!
Mother: Yes, thank you.
Mary: Ha ha. Leave it to us!
Pyrotechnician: Good! Preparations are complete! We're going to launch the fireworks soon—
Mary: Oh, geez! Just when the show was about to start!
Pyrotechnician: Oh no! We have to protect the launch pad! We need your help here!
Girl: Sniff, please protect our festival!
Mary: Sure! Leave it to me! Let's do this, (Captain)!
Flower of the Night Sky: Scene 3
The monsters are chased off, but the main pyrotechnician is injured. Thankfully, under the pyrotechnician's instruction, Mary is able to light the flowers in the sky.
Pyrotechnician: Ngh... Can't believe I got hurt even with you guys around to protect us.
Vyrn: Hey! You okay? Guess this means the festival's canceled after all.
Mary: It's too bad, but it's not like there's only one pyrotechnician.
Girl: I wanna see the festival! Sniff... Waaah!
Mother: Now, now. We can't trouble (Captain) and the others any more than we have. Okay, dearie?
Mary: All right! Hey, mister! I'm used to handling gunpowder.
Mary: Why don't you show me what do you? I'm sure I can do it better than some amateur!
Pyrotechnician: Wha? I see... Maybe you can do it. All right! Listen carefully to what I'm about to tell you!
Under the guidance of the pyrotechnician, Mary sets up the launch pad.
While the pyrotechnician and audience count down, Mary lights the fuses.
Lyria: Wow! It's so beautiful... I've never seen anything like it!
Girl: Hooray! Thank you, miss! It's so pretty!
Mother: Ha ha, it sure is! Mary, thank you so much for doing this for us!
Pyrotechnician: Ha ha ha! I can't believe that was your first time! You got talent! Why don't you become my apprentice?
Mary: Huh? Me? An apprentice of a pyrotechnician?
Lyria: That's amazing, Mary! If he's impressed, you must have what it takes to be a pyrotechnician!
Mary: Mister. Thank you for the offer, but I'll have to pass. I'm only interested in treasure!
Vyrn: Yeah, and it would be bad for us if Mary left the party! Right, (Captain)?
Thanks to Mary, the Brilliance Festival comes to a successful close.
Though she does not obtain material treasure, her memories of that night are every bit as real.