Scenario:Aletheia and Teena - Father and Daughter Reunited
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Father and Daughter Reunited
Teena is unexpectedly reunited with her father, Aletheia, aboard the Grandcypher. He explains that he left his family behind in order to protect them from enemies pursuing him. When their village was attacked by goblins in his absence, Aletheia was too ashamed of his failure as a protector to show his face again. Teena sincerely hopes he and her brother, Lucius, will one day reconcile, and Aletheia promises to try.
Early afternoon finds Teena on the deck of the Grandcypher, eyes narrowed as she stares in disbelief at a familiar figure.
The man is decked out in a tall, peaked hat, with hair as white as snow, his long robe billowing in the wind.
His garb alone would seem to declare him a mage, but those robes cannot conceal a powerfully muscled warrior's physique.
Aletheia: That voice... I know that voice!
Aletheia: Teena! Well, I never!
Teena: Dad... Daaad!
Aletheia: It's certainly been a while, Teena. I never expected to catch up with you here.
Aletheia: Heh... Seems like you got your mother's good looks. I'm glad to see you looking so well.
Teena: Sniff... Where have you been all this time! Why didn't you...
Teena: Waaaah! Sniff... Hic...
Aletheia: I'm sorry, Teena... I really am...
Teena's wails bring Vyrn and Lyria running, anxious to find out what's going on.
Vyrn: What's the deal? Did something happen, Teena?
Lyria: What's going on, Aletheia?
Aletheia: Hrm... Well...
Aletheia: Never expected it to happen here, but... It seems you've already met my daughter... Teena.
Vyrn: Wait. You're the dad who walked out on her when she was a kid?
Lyria: Wow! That's an amazing coincidence!
Teena: Waaah! Dad, where have you been? Why didn't you ever come see us?
Teena: Sniff... Tell me, Dad... Why...
Aletheia shares the story of his travels. He chose to fight, leaving his family behind in hopes that the people after him would leave them alone.
But even the Sage of the Sword hadn't foreseen the goblins' attack on their village.
He was too ashamed of his failure to protect his family ever to face them again. And so he devoted himself single-mindedly to the sword.
Teena: Lucius... really hates you, you know.
Teena: Mother kept telling him not to blame you, but she never got through to him.
Teena: Sigh... Maybe it's a guy thing, and that's why I can't really understand it.
Teena: I just... I hope you can talk to him one day.
Teena: It would be so nice if we could live together again, just the three of us.
Teena: You and Lucius are the only family I have in this world...
Aletheia: I feel the same way, Teena. Not a day goes by that I don't picture it.
Aletheia: I'll talk to him one day. Count on it. He has every right to reject my olive branch, but I'll try all the same.
Vyrn: Hrm... Sounds like it's a whole thing. But hey, talking it out is what people do!
Lyria: Exactly! Families aren't supposed to hate each other...
Lyria: Just let us know if there's anything we can do to help!
Teena: Hehe. Sure. Thanks, Vyrn and Lyria!
Aletheia: I'll be counting on you two. Especially you, lizard.
Teena hopes her father and brother will be able to make amends. Though she tells her father she has faith in him, her eyes are filled with an unfathomable sorrow.
How this fraught family relationship will resolve itself, no one can say.
Aletheia: Lucius... Guess it's about time I faced you, eh?