While in a village confirming the addresses of good children on Santa's list, Rackam buys a cake for everyone to enjoy on the merriest night of the year. He unfortunately ends up eating it too soon with (Captain), Vyrn, and Lyria, but Rosetta makes him pay for his crime later.
On the longest night of winter, Santa Claus normally goes around giving presents to all the good children.
But (Captain) and company will be delivering presents instead of the injured Santa Claus this year.
They therefore head to a certain village to check the addresses of the good children on the list Santa gave them.
Vyrn: All right! I think that's the last kid on our list!
Lyria: Yep. Let's go back to the airship!
Wait... Where's Rackam?
Rackam: Oh, sorry about that. I popped into that shop to buy a little something.
Lyria: Huh? Were they selling something rare?
Rackam: Well, not so much rare as seasonal.
Rackam: Check it out! It's a special holiday cake. You guys haven't had any yet this year, right?
Lyria: Yay! Cake! Let's hurry back to the Grandcypher and eat it with the others!
Rackam: Not so fast, Lyria.
Rackam: If you set this cake aside for a few days after it's made, its flavors will blend and it'll be even tastier.
Rackam: So we'll have to wait just a bit longer. Once it's really ready, let's have it as a snack!
Lyria: Wow! What an interesting cake! I can't wait to try it!
Thus they agree to save the cake for a few days.
Lyria: Heh-heh... My sweet little cake, how tasty you will be!
Rackam: You've been saying that every day. Are you really that excited about that cake?
Lyria: Hee-hee! I sure am! I wonder how delicious it'll be.
Rackam: If you're looking forward to it that much, it was definitely worth buying.
Rackam: Anyway... It's about time to go deliver the presents!
(Captain) and company deliver the presents from Santa Claus to the good children of the village.
As the crew members prepare to get a good night's sleep, (Captain) runs into Rackam on the deck.
Rackam: Nom nom... Huh? Still awake, (Captain)? You must be tired. Why don't you turn in?
Rackam: What's that? You want to know what I was eating? Well, I got snacky, so I decided to try a bite of that cake from the other day.
Lyria: Rackam! We got trouble! I can't find the cake anywhere, and—
Hey! Isn't that wrapper from the cake?
Rackam: Crap! You caught me.
Lyria: Some of the cake's gone! You're the one who said we should save it, Rackam!
Rackam: I'm sorry! But I was hungry, and I just couldn't help myself!
Lyria: That's no fair, Rackam! Right, (Captain)?
Choose: Yeah. That's pretty unfair!
- Yeah. That's pretty unfair!
- Well, Rackam's the one who bought it...
Vyrn: That's right! The captain and I stopped ourselves from eating it, you know!
Rackam: Wow! You guys too?
Rackam: Hmm... If you guys were all looking forward to the cake that much... All right...Choose: Well, Rackam's the one who bought it...
Rackam: I did say that we should all eat it together.
Rackam: And you guys managed to restrain yourselves, so I'm really sorry, Lyria.
Lyria: It's okay. I got a little too angry myself.Continue 1
Rackam: Say "Ah," Lyria.
Rackam: Vyrn and (Captain) too. Have a bite!
Nom nom... Hey, this is great stuff!
Lyria: You said it! But next time, Rackam, don't surprise me like that! That's not how you offer someone a bite!
Rackam: Ha-ha! Now you're my accomplices!
Vyrn: Hey! This was a setup!
Rackam: But it was a delicious setup, right? Maybe I'll have just one more bite...
Lyria: Oh no! You're cutting the cake again! I told you to hold off!
Rackam: Huh? Why don't you be quiet and have another little piece, Lyria? It'll be like hush money!
Lyria: What a thing to say... I'm a good girl!
Rackam: Is that so? Well, I guess this piece is for you then, Vyrn. Eat up!
Vyrn: Yeah! Gimme!
Lyria: Whaaat? You're really going to eat that, Vyrn? Oh no! The cake is getting even smaller.
Rackam: What should we do? We could probably get away with one more piece...
Lyria: Huh? Okay... I get it. Let's share the next piece, (Captain)!
Rackam: You know, I think sneaking little pieces makes cake taste even better than usual.
(Captain) and company ultimately end up devouring almost the entire cake right then and there.
Rosetta: I can't believe you guys ate the cake you promised to set aside.
Rackam: Ack... I'm sorry.
Rosetta: And how could you tempt Lyria like that? Now she's upset because she thinks she's a bad girl!
Rackam: You're right. It was all my fault. I owe Lyria an apology.
Rosetta: Rackam, you're supposed to be an adult! You should have more self-restraint than that!
Rackam: Ugh... You got me there!
Rackam: Hey, (Captain)! Don't be trying to sneak off and leave me with her! You were in on this too, you know!
Rosetta: Hey! Stay focused when I'm tearing you a new one!
Rackam: I said I'm sorry! Cut me some slack! The rest of you apologize too!
Once Rosetta finishes unleashing her fury on them, (Captain) and the others buy another cake as an apology.
But when they eat the cake, Rackam's piece is just a bit smaller than everyone else's.
In spite of the little hiccup, (Captain) and company spend a peaceful night together.
As the crew delivers presents to help out Santa, Lyria is impressed by everyone's decorated trees, so Rackam decides to get one for the Grandcypher. The crew heads to the forest to find a tree.
(Captain) and company are helping out Santa Claus by delivering presents to good children.
After finishing another day of present delivery, the crew is on its way back to the airship.
Lyria: Hey, did you guys see all the trees in front of people's fireplaces? They were decorated so beautifully!
Rackam: Oh, people set up those trees every year before Santa comes. The different decorations at every house make them fun to look at, right?
Lyria: Yes! They were just so sparkly and lovely!
Vyrn: Heh-heh! You know, when (Captain) was young, he always wanted to put the star on top of the tree!
Rackam: Yeah, it just wouldn't be the merriest night of the year without the twinkling star!
Rackam: You know what? It's a special day, so let's get a tree for the Grandcypher!
Lyria: Wha? Really?
Rackam: Yeah! Decorating the tree is part of what makes this day so much fun!
Rackam: Now we just need to head to the forest and find us a tree worthy of ol' Saint Nick.
Lyria: Yay! I can't wait!
(Captain) and company go to the forest to find a tree the next day.
Rackam: If the tree's too big, we can't put it on the deck, but if it's too small, it won't fit that many decorations.
Rackam: There're some other considerations, but the first step is finding a tree the right size.
Rackam: The villagers don't harvest the trees here because there are monsters around. Be careful!
Lyria: Okay! Let's go, (Captain)!
Friendly Feels: Scene 2
As the crew searches for the perfect tree, Lyria's enthusiasm reminds Rackam of his childhood.
Rackam: Hmm... So there were monsters around. Hopefully they won't come for us while we're cutting down the tree.
Rackam: You stay close to us too, Lyria. Don't get too focused on picking out a tree.
Lyria: Okay! I'll be careful.
Oh! What about that tree, Rackam?
Rackam: Let's see... Hmm... This one's trunk is a little thin.
Lyria: Oh. Then how about this one? The trunk is really thick!
Vyrn: This one, huh? Well, it only has a few branches. You won't be able to hang too many decorations.
Lyria: Hmm... Finding a good tree is harder than I thought. We'll just have to keep at it!
Rackam: Ha-ha. Look at her go. She really reminds me of myself when I was a kid.
Rackam: Huh? You wanna know what kind of kid I was? Well...
Rackam: I guess I was kind of a troublemaker. Like the time I snuck into the airship. Man, you should have seen Eugen's face.
Rackam: Then I'd scramble to get my act together near the end of the year. I wanted all the presents I could get!
Rackam: Lyria! There were monsters lurking between the trees! Let's roll, (Captain)!
Friendly Feels: Scene 3
The crew finds a tree and heads back to the Grandcypher. As Rackam watches his friends decorate it, he remembers when he first met them and thanks them for traveling with him.
After defeating the monsters and searching the forest, the crew finds the perfect tree and takes it back to the airship.
Lyria: Hee-hee! I'll hang the snowman ornament right here... Oh! And here's a good place to tie a ribbon.
Vyrn: Whoa! The tinsel got all tanged up! Give me a hand, (Captain)!
Lyria, (Captain), and Vyrn continue to merrily decorate the tree.
Lyria: Yay! We did it! It's done!
Rackam: Nope, not quite yet.
Vyrn: He's right! Something's missing!
Lyria: Wha? But we put all of the ornaments on the tree already.
Rackam: Heh-heh. No tree could be complete without one of these beauties!
Lyria: Wow! A star! And it's so pretty!
Rackam: Put this on top of the tree, and then we'll be done! Here, you do it.
Rackam: Huh? What's up, Lyria?
Lyria: Um... I think (Captain) should put the star on the tree!
- You should do it, Lyria.
Lyria: Heh-heh... Well, this tree is for the whole crew, right?
Lyria: And you're our captain, so you should do it!Choose: You should do it, Lyria.
Lyria: Putting the star on top is your favorite part, isn't it?
Lyria: Besides, I already hung so many ornaments! You take care of the last one, (Captain)!Continue 1
Lyria: What's that? You think we should put it on together? But—
Vyrn: Ha-ha! I like it! Let me in on this too. Okay, (Captain)?
Lyria: Thank you, (Captain). I'm so happy!
Lyria: Hee-hee. I'll hold this point. Can you get the other end, (Captain)?
Rackam: Watch where you step! Here, I'll hold onto the ladder.
Thus (Captain), Lyria, and Vyrn put the star on top to complete the tree.
Rackam: Whoa, now that's a fine looking tree! Great job on the decorations!
Lyria: Heh-heh! That's the power of teamwork!
Rackam: You got that right.
Rackam: Not too long ago, I never would have thought that I'd be able to spend the holidays with friends like this.
Rackam: Thank you, (Captain) and Lyria.
Vyrn: Man, are you tryin' to make us cry or what? Besides, you're forgetting about me!
Rackam: Oh, sorry about that, Vyrn! I guess I just felt like showing you guys some appreciation. It's that time of year after all.
Lyria: Hey, Rackam. We'll be together for every special occasion from now on!
Rackam: Ha-ha. You're getting a little ahead of yourself, Lyria.
Rackam: But well... I'm looking forward to spending more time with you guys.
Winter nights are cold and dark, but none more so than this one.
Yet nothing warms up a long winter night like the company of friends.