Scenario:Bakura - One with the Clouds

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One with the Clouds

Vyrn and Lyria cook up a few plots to get Bakura to take off his strange hat, but to no avail.

(Captain) and company enjoy lunch in town after completing an assignment.
But for some reason, Vyrn and Lyria, who were so hungry only moments ago, remain motionless.
Their attention is fixed on a specific object.
Bakura: Hm? Is there a grain of rice stuck on my face?
Vyrn: Huh? How could we possibly know with that hat thingy covering your face?
Lyria: Yeah, we can't see your face at all! We're really curious to see what's inside the hat...
Bakura: I see. So my straw bascinet has caught your attention. As it is exclusive to my sect, I am not surprised that it stands out to you.
Vyrn: Oh, so you call that thing a straw bascinet.
Lyria: Erm... Don't you ever find it inconvenient to have that hat on all the time?
Bakura: Hahahaha... Your concern is appreciated, but I have long grown accustomed to it.
Bakura begins to feast on the bread and soup in front of him.
Curious as to how he eats with the straw bascinet on, the crew observes his every movement.
Bakura tilts the straw bascinet to create a small opening around his chin and effortlessly sips on the bowl of soup.
Bakura: Is something the matter? The food will grow cold if you do not eat soon.
Vyrn: Erm... So I guess you never take off that hat, huh.
Lyria: Now that you mention it, I've never seen Bakura take it off.
Any version of Jin is a crew member

Jin: There used to be talk of how Bakura was the most handsome-looking man in the village.
Jin: But as I was so young when Bakura left, I remember little of it.
Jin: Oh, and his facial features are supposedly closer to that of an Erune than a Draph. Young girls would cross the mountains just to get a peek at his good looks.
Vyrn: (Hey, hey, let's try to get him to take off his hat!)
Lyria: (But how would we even do that?)
Vyrn: (Heheh! Leave it to me!)
Vyrn calls a waiter over and whispers in his ear.
The waiter nods in response and returns to the kitchen.
Shortly after, the waiter comes back out and places a large bowl in front of Bakura.
Lyria: Ah, it's ramen! Surely he won't be able to hold the bowl and drink the ramen soup at the same time with his hat on!
Lyria: Great thinking, Vyrn! Now we get to see Bakura—
Bakura: Shluuurp...
The dynamic sound of Bakura's noodle-slurping reverberates across the restaurant. A surprised Lyria turns to look at Bakura, but it is too late—the bowl is empty.
Bakura: That was a wonderful meal.
Lyria: Huh? What just happened? The ramen's...
Vyrn: It's hopeless, Lyria. I think I saw the hat come off for a split second, but he finished that ramen so fast I couldn't see a thing.
Lyria: But how...
Vyrn: Darn it. Time for Plan B!
The waiter comes out with another dish for Bakura.
Lyria: Wow, look at how red it is!
Vyrn: Heheh! This is the restaurant's super ultra-spicy chili pepper dish!
Lyria: Great thinking again, Vyrn! He's going to want to take off his hat after all that spice!
Vyrn: Hehehe! There's no way he'll be able to finish something so spicy without—
Bakura: Guuulp...
Bakura once again finishes off the dish in a split second without breaking a single bead of sweat.
Bakura: Thank you. That was delicious.
Lyria: How... Bakura, wasn't that a bit spicy?
Vyrn: What's happening here? Maybe it only looked spicy?
Just then a couple seated behind them cries out.
Ruffian: Aaauugh! Hot, hot, hot! My tongue! My throat! My body! It's all... burning!
Ruffian's Girlfriend: I'm so sorry, honey! I only ordered it because the old man over there was enjoying it so much!
Ruffian's Girlfriend: Don't think you guys are getting away with letting my boyfriend eat magma!
Vyrn: Whoa, hold on now! You're the one that ordered the dish, not us! How is it our fault?

One with the Clouds: Scene 2

Bakura goes to a spring in the woods to bathe. Vyrn and Lyria follow him there in hopes of seeing his face, but he never removes his hat.

The next day Lyria is alone scrubbing the deck of the Grandcypher.
Lyria: Teehee, scrub, scrub! I'll make you as good as new!
Lyria: Ah, the bucket...
The towel in Lyria's hands gets caught on the bucket, tipping it over.
To make matters worse, Bakura is walking on the deck below her.
Bakura: ...
Lyria: Aah! I'm so sorry, Bakura! My hand slipped...
Bakura: Worry not, Lyria. A slip of the hand can happen to anyone.
Bakura picks up the bucket and wipes the water off the floor with a towel.
Lyria feels sorry that Bakura has to do this.
Lyria: Aw, it's my fault that Bakura's all wet now...
Vyrn: Yeah! Good going, Lyria! Now he has no choice but to take off his hat!
Lyria: Huh? But that's not what I—
Vyrn: Look, look! He put his hand on his hat!
To Vyrn's dismay, Bakura simply wipes his straw bascinet with a towel.
Vyrn: Geez, what's it gonna take for him to remove that thing?
Lyria: Hey, it looks like Bakura's going somewhere!
Vyrn: We're going after him, Lyria!
Vyrn and Lyria chase after Bakura, who's suddenly run off the ship.
Bakura proceeds along the forest path and quietly stops in front of a spring.
Vyrn and Lyria watch him from the shade of a nearby tree.
Vyrn: You see? It's just as I thought! He's gonna take a bath here!
Lyria: Huh? A bath? I'd better get back to the ship...
Vyrn: Wait, don't you want to see his face?
Lyria: I do, but I can't look while he's bathing... I'm heading back!
Vyrn: Wait, Lyria! Look, he's starting to move!
Vyrn: What? He's going in there without taking anything off!
Bakura jumps into the spring fully-clothed.
He plunges into the water from head to toe and proceeds to scrub the clothing on his body as if doing laundry.
Vyrn and Lyria sigh as they watch the very top of Bakura's straw bascinet float along the surface of the water.
Vyrn: Ugh... I don't think he's ever taking off that hat. Let's head back, Lyria.
Lyria: I agree.
Just as they turn around, Bakura's straw bascinet drops like a float.
Vyrn: Whoa now! Did he just go diving?
Lyria: No, Vyrn! Fish are mistaking him for bait and attacking him!
The two call out to (Captain) and rush to Bakura's rescue.

One with the Clouds: Scene 3

Bakura explains to Lyria and Vyrn that he cannot take off his hat until he gathers all forbidden requiems. A friendly exchange of apologies ensues.

Vyrn and Lyria enter Bakura's chambers to find him getting ready to sleep.
The two giggle at the fact that Bakura keeps his hat on even when asleep.
Lyria: Teehee, I guess we'll never get to see Bakura's face.
Vyrn: Hehe. Yeah, it's a lost cause. I guess a mad hatter's gonna be a mad hatter.
Bakura notices the two giggling away and decides to explain why he always keeps his straw bascinet on.
Bakura: The rules of my sect forbid me from removing this straw bascinet.
Bakura: Only after I have acquired all the forbidden requiems may I remove it.
Bakura: I apologize if it inconveniences you and beg for your forgiveness.
Lyria: Oh, so that's why? If only we knew...
Vyrn: You could've told us sooner, you know!
Lyria: Sorry, Bakura. We got a little carried away.
Bakura: Please do not let it trouble you. As for why I never mentioned it, I could not bring myself to do so after seeing you enjoy the mystery.
Bakura: Hahahaha... The smiles of children are truly a wonderful thing... They symbolize peace itself.
Though Vyrn and Lyria cannot see inside the straw bascinet, it is obvious enough what kind of face Bakura has on right now.