Mary came to the resort along with (Captain) and the others. Mary competed against two guys in a beach volleyball match to earn the right to touch the famous “Rainbow Pearl. ” She lost, but her opponents were intimidated by her monster extermination skills and ran off.
During their travels, (Captain) and company came to the resort island of Yudhisthira in the Auguste Isles.
Lyria: Oooh! There are a lot of beach-front shops around here!
Vyrn: Whoa, whoa... Mary! What business do you have going into a tourist souvenir shop?
Mary: Well, the truth is... There’s a really rare jewel called the “Rainbow Pearl” on display in one of these shops!
Mary: I’ve always wanted to take a look! Aha! There! That’s the place!
Vyrn: H-Hey! Wait for me!
Mary: Hey, mister! I heard that the famous Rainbow Pearl is on display here...
Employee 1: Welcome! The Rainbow Pearl, right? It’s back there in that case. See it?
Mary: Wow! It’s the real deal! Lemme see, lemme see!
Vyrn: Hoo boy... You’re a real handful, running around all over the place, Mary. Good thing I finally found ya!
Lyria: Wow...! That glittery round jewel is the Rainbow Pearl?
Mary: Oh! Look here! This strikingly shiny, iridescent pearl... Sigh... It’s so beautiful...
Employee 1: Heheh! Rainbow Pearls are only found once every few years in the Auguste seas, and this is the largest one ever recorded.
Employee 1: As I recall, my grandpa happened to get his hands on this one a long time ago. Ever since then, it’s been our store’s special attraction.
Mary: Say, could 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 an exhibit. It’s not for sale.
Mary: Aww, come onnnn! What’s the big deal, right? I’ll never ask you for anything else ever again!
Employee 1: Hmmm... But...
Employee 2: Hey! Let’s close up shop for today and hit the beach!
Employee 2: What the... hey! That’s one hell of a cutie! Is she your girl?!
Mary: Hmm? Who, me?
Employee 1: Hmm? Beach... Girls... I just thought of a great idea!
Vyrn: Good grief. They’re gonna play a round of beach volleyball to determine whether she can touch the Rainbow Pearl... Talk about ridiculous.
Lyria: B-But... If Mary loses, she’ll have to go on a date with those store employees... I hope she wins!
Mary: Bring it on! Sports are my strong suit, you know!
Employee 1: Damn! Her swimsuit makes her look even cuter than I imagined... I can’t lose this!
Employee 2: You’d better keep your end of the bargain! If we win, you’re going on a date with us!
Mary: C’mon, (Captain)! Let’s battle for the treasure! Time to do this!
- I can’t...
Mary: Hang on... You’ve been looking pale for a while now. Are you okay, (Captain)?
Vyrn: There’s trouble! (Captain)’s collapsed!
Lyria: A-Are you all right?! You feel really warm, (Captain)...
Mary: Well, if you’re not feeling well, then there’s no forcing the issue... Just drink some water and rest.Choose: I can’t...
Mary: What? You can’t? Why didn’t you tell me sooner?! Wh-what am I supposed to do?
Mary: Oh well! Hey, lizard! Pair up with me!
Vyrn: Wait... what?! I can’t!
Mary: You’re so useless! Then what 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: H-Hey! Look! Who’s that bombshell?!
Employee 1: *whistle* Damn, girl! Daaammnnnn!!! She’s 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 want to play beach 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! Yesss! Now we don’t need to fight over anyone!
Employee 1: Heh heh heh... That lady just looked me in the eye. That must mean she’s interested in me...
Jessica: Huh? Huh? What are you talking about?
Employee 1: Hahaha! Now then, don’t sweat the details! Come play beach volleyball with us!
Mary: Hmph. Gimme a break... Now they’re all over her...
(Captain)! Do you like girls like her, too? Be honest.
Choose: You’re cuter, Mary
- You’re cuter, Mary
- She’s cute too
Mary: That’s my (Captain)! You have good taste in girls! Hehehe! I knew you’d say that!Choose: She’s cute too
Mary: What?! Hmm... I see... Hmph.
(Captain)! Do you like girls like her, too? Be honest.
Choose: You’re cuter, Mary
- You’re cuter, Mary
- She’s cute too
Mary: Thanks, (Captain)! Compliments from other girls make me happy!Choose: She’s cute too
Mary: Hm? What’s that? I couldn’t hear you over the wind. Say that again?Continue 2
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 began the beach volleyball match with impossibly high stakes...
Neither side ceded an inch, and they remained 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: Damn...! We gotta win this and go on that date!
Vyrn: Gulp... The next point decides the match...
Lyria: Good luck, you two!
The employees unleashed a serve that Mary bumped perfectly. Jessica set it up in a split second.
The ball flew up into the most exquisite midair position, and Mary threw her whole body into spiking it into her opponents’ court.
The ball was out. And so Mary and Jessica lost the beach volleyball match.
Employee 2: Yeah! Now then... You better keep your end of the deal and go on a date with us!
Employee 1: Heh heh heh... Let’s play the night away!
Mary: Damn it! I’m so frustrated! That’s not how it was supposed to go...
Jessica: Well, it’s too late now... A promise is a promise... Although 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: EEEEEK! You two hurry and get out of here!
Jessica: Leave this to me! I can take care of a few monsters...!
Mary: Awww. I’m so pissed off from losing that match... Guess I won’t go easy on them! Alright then! Let’s knock ‘em flat!
Employee 1: Huh?! You defeated that monster... in one hit?!
Mary: Whew! I feel so much better now. Now then, a woman never goes back on her 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? What’s got you guys so nervous? 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 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 better! Now, let’s go see the Rainbow Pearl again!
Jessica: Hehehe... It was a busy day, but it was a lot of fun. Thank you so much!
Lyria: Yeah! They were really good people! I hope I get to play beach volleyball next time! You too, (Captain)!
Vyrn: Good grief. Looks like they have no idea why those dudes ran off... Oh well! Maybe it’s for the best!
And so (Captain) and friends forgot all about the agreement and had a blast playing beach volleyball.
Flower of the Night Sky
(Captain) and company find a large crowd as they take a walk through the beach. The tourists are here for the “Brilliance Festival” where special kinds of gunpowder are used. However, trouble caused by monsters has forced the festival to be canceled.
While the party takes a walk through the resort, people begin to gather.
Girl: You’re not going to do the festival? Why?!
Mother: Sigh... We came all the way here for the Brilliance Festival, too... This is unfortunate.
Pyrotechnician: I’m sorry... With so many monsters around, we can’t prepare for the festival in peace. I’m sorry, but there won’t be a Brilliance Festival this year...
Mary: There’s so many people here! Let us through!
Mary: Hey, what are you all gathered here for? What about the Brilliance Festival?
Pyrotechnician: Hm? You gals tourists? The Brilliance Festival is a famous festival in this region. It’s a traditional festival that we pyrotechnicians manage.
Mary: Pyrotechnicians... What?! Wait, you’re a pyrotechnician for the Brilliance Festival? Wow! That’s amazing!
Pyrotechnician: Uh... Yeah, why...? You gals know what pyrotechnicians are?
Mary: Of course! Pyrotechnicians are people who 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’re young but you seem to know a lot about pyrotechnicians!
Mary: Hehe I used to go to the Brilliance Festival with my family. That’s when I learned a lot about it.
Vyrn: I see! It’s a festival of flowers made of light! Seems like a stylish festival! I want to check it out!
Lyria: Wow...! Me, too!
Pyrotechnician: Well, we want to show it too, but because there are more monsters around here, this year’s Brilliance Festival has to be canceled.
Mother: Ahh! I-It’s a monster!
Mary: Geez! We were in the middle of a conversation! Let’s take care of it in a jiffy, (Captain)!
Flower of the Night Sky: Scene 2
(Captain) and company are asked by the host of the festival to protect them from the monsters. The party happily accepts the request. They will hunt the monsters so that the festival can occur.
Pyrotechnician: What?! You defeated all the monsters in an instant...
Mary: Of course! That monster is easy for us!
Pyrotechnician: Hahaha! You got a lot of grit! Hm... With you guys around, we might be able to do the Brilliance Festival...
Pyrotechnician: Hey! You people! Can you 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 Brilliance Festival begins, you can watch it at the best seats on the house!
Mary: Really?! Hooray! You got a deal!
Girl: Wow! Thank you, miss!
Mother: Yes, thank you...
Mary: Haha. Leave it to us!
Pyrotechnician: Good! Now the preparations are complete! We’re going to launch the light flower balls soon...
Mary: Oh, geez! We were just getting start! This monster has such bad timing!
Pyrotechnician: Damnit... We have to protect the launch pad! Please help us! We need your help!
Girl: Sniff... Sniff... Please protect our festival!
Mary: Sure! Leave it to me! Let’s do this! (Captain)!
Flower of the Night Sky: Scene 3
Although the monsters are chased off, the main pyrotechnician is injured. But that pyrotechnician teaches Mary how to handle the gunpowder and Mary is able to light the flowers in the sky.
Pyrotechnician: Gah... Even if the monsters are chased away, it’s all useless if I get hurt...
Vyrn: H-Hey! You okay? Seems like the Brilliance Festival is canceled.
Mary: It’s too bad... Especially if there’s only one pyrotechnician.
Girl: But I was looking forward to it... Sniff... Hic... Waaaaah!
Mother: There, there. Don’t say that and trouble (Captain) and the others. Okay? You understand?
Mary: All right! Mister! I’m used to handling gunpowder...
Mary: Why don’t you teach me how to use the light flower balls? I’m sure I can do it better than some amateur!
Pyrotechnician: Wha...?! I see... Maybe you can do it... All right! Listen carefully on what I’m about to tell you!
And thus, under the guidance of the pyrotechnician, Mary sets up the light flower balls on the launch pad.
While the pyrotechnician and audience counts down, Mary lights up the light flower balls.
Lyria: Wow...! It’s so beautiful... I’ve never seen anything like it! Hey, (Captain)!
Girl: Hooray! Thank you, miss! It’s so pretty!
Mother: Haha... It sure is! Mary, thank you so much for doing this for my daughter!
Pyrotechnician: Wahahaha! I can’t believe that was your first time! You got talent! Why don’t you become my student?
Mary: Huh?! M-Me? A student of a pyrotechnician?
Lyria: That’s amazing! Mary! He says that you have a talent to become a pyrotechnician!
Mary: Mister! Thank you for your offer, but I’ll have to pass. I’m only interested in treasure!
Vyrn: Well... It would be bad for us if Mary left the party! Right, (Captain)?!
With the help of Mary, the Brilliance Festival comes to a close.
Though she did not obtain material treasure, a beautiful memory will forever shine in her heart.