Scenario:Eustace - All for Peace and Quiet

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All for Peace and Quiet

Lyria and Vyrn invite Eustace to come with them to a village nearby where you can play with lots of dogs. The two are excited to hear that Eustace will come along.

Lyria: Hey look, (Captain) and Vyrn! There's a giant bird over there!
Vyrn: Whoa! It's huge!
Eustace: ...
(Captain) and the crew chat idly as Eustace watches from afar with a gentle expression on his face.
Some time has passed since the quiet gunslinger has joined the crew, and he has slowly warmed up to his fellow crewmates.
Lyria: Eustace! Why don't you come over here and chat with us?
Eustace: ...
Vyrn: Is that a no? Too bad because we're talking about how we can frolic and play with some pups...
Eustace: Oh really?
Lyria: Vyrn found out something neat, you see.
Lyria: On the island nearby, there's a village with lots of doggies and you can pet them as much as you want!
Vyrn: We were thinking of stopping by there to check it out, but do you wanna come too, Sourpuss?
Eustace: Sure. We talked about it before...
Lyria: Yay! You remembered!
Eustace: ...
Vyrn: Right! Then it's decided so let's go!
Vyrn: You know, when all's said and done, you're a nice guy, Sourpuss! Can't believe you remembered that we wanted to go see that village...
Eustace slowly draws his gun and pulls the trigger.
Vyrn: W-w-whoa! What's the big idea? That was supposed to be a compliment!
Monster: Grrr...
Vyrn: Monsters! How did they sneak on board?
Eustace: Nothing's wrong with getting excited, but never let your guard down. Here they come!

All for Peace and Quiet: Scene 2

(Captain) and the crew arrive at the village where many dogs roam free. Suddenly a dog bolts off into a monster-infested forest. (Captain) and the crew rush off to rescue the dog.

The crew visits a village which has drawn crowds of people who've come to see various breeds of dogs from all parts of the skydom.
After taking one look around at the rambunctious square, Vyrn seems uneasy as he turns to (Captain).
Vyrn: Hey, do you think Sourpuss is gonna be all right? I mean, he doesn't really like noisy places...
Lyria: Well, I think he'll be okay...
Vyrn: But he's always saying he wants peace and quiet. It's like his catchphrase or something!
Lyria: Hm... But I get the feeling he's not talking about ruckus and noise when he says that.
Vyrn mulls it over a bit while taking a curious glance at Eustace.
Eustace: ...
In the shade of a tree nearby, Eustace polishes his trusty gun while watching the villagers play with the dogs.
Vyrn: You know, he looks a little more relaxed than usual. Could be my imagination though...
Lyria: No, it's not your imagination. Eustace is gentle deep down inside!
Lyria smiles happily as she bends down to pet a dog who's wandered over. He wags his tail excitedly.
Dog: Woof!
Lyria: Oh, it's so cute!
Pet the doggy, (Captain)!
  1. Pet Lyria.
  2. Pet Eustace.

Choose: Pet Lyria.

Lyria: Yikes! What are you doing, (Captain)? I'm not a doggy!
Lyria: You should pet him instead! Pet the dog!
Eustace: Ha!
Lyria: Oh, now look! Even Eustace is laughing at us! I'm so embarrassed...
Vyrn: Aw, quit your fussin' already! Getting a pat on the head doesn't feel so bad, does it?
Lyria: W-well, yeah... I guess you're right. But still...
Eustace can't help but smile as he watches the playful scene unfold.
Go to "Continue 1"

Choose: Pet Eustace.

So as not to be noticed by the young man, (Captain) carefully extends a hand out to Eustace and gently pats his head.
Eustace: What do you think you're doing?
Eustace: My ears might look like theirs, but I'm not a dog.
Eustace: Go on and pet them instead. Their ears are much more fun to play with than mine.
Vyrn: You've got a lot of guts to pet Eustace, (Captain)! I can't believe he didn't lose his top!
Lyria: What's that you say, (Captain)?
His ears feel super fluffy?
Lyria: Really? I'd sure love to feel your ears too, Eustace! I mean, if you don't mind...
Eustace: Just pet the dogs, okay? That's why we came here...
Lyria: Y-yeah! I guess you're right...
Lyria: Awww... I feel like I missed out on something neat...
Eustace: Trust me. You didn't.
Eustace's gruff reply is softened by the shy grin on his lips.

Continue 1

But Lyria gives Eustace a puzzled look when she realizes the young man is keeping his distance.
Lyria: Aren't you going to pet the dogs too, Eustace?
Eustace: ...
Eustace: I'd better not. For my sake and theirs...
Lyria: What's that supposed to mean?
Before Eustace can answer, a voice shouts from the crowd.
Dog Lover 1: Look! A dog's run off into the forest!
Dog Lover 2: The forest? But there are monsters inside!
Lyria: Oh no! We've gotta rescue him, (Captain)!
(Captain) nods and breaks into a run, weapon in hand.
Eustace: Humph... Always the hero...
Eustace smiles as he dashes after (Captain) to help.

All for Peace and Quiet: Scene 3

After defeating the monsters, (Captain) and the crew search for the missing dog. Lyria says that leaving the dog helpless may lead to more worries in the village, causing Eustace to join in the search and help fight more monsters.

(Captain) and the crew swoop down on the monsters and scatter them to the winds. But the dog is nowhere to be found.
Lyria: Here, doggy, doggy!
Here, boy!
Vyrn: Hmmm... I don't see him anywhere...
Eustace: Look, you guys...
Vyrn: What is it? Did you find him, Sourpuss?
Eustace: Why are you even looking for the dog? Nobody asked you to.
Lyria: But if we just leave the little guy all alone, he might run into some monsters and get hurt...
Lyria: And then all the villagers and even his doggy pals would be sad... We can't let that happen!
Eustace: I see...
Eustace draws his gun and shoots into a seemingly empty thicket.
Vyrn: Whoa! You made me jump!
Monster: Grrr...
Vyrn: Is that a monster I hear?
(Captain) and the crew rush toward the sound.
Lying on the ground is a fallen monster. A frightened dog quivers nearby.
Vyrn: Wow! That's awesome, Sourpuss! You managed to hit the monster from a distance.
Eustace: There might be more around. Get the dog to safety.
Lyria: Got it!
This way, boy!
Dog: Whimper...
Monsters: Groarrr!
Eustace: Let's show 'em who's top dog, (Captain)...

All for Peace and Quiet: Scene 4

(Captain) and the crew return the runaway dog. Eustace claims animals don't like him, but after some urging from Lyria, he pets a dog for the first time. The Society contacts Eustace with a mission to eliminate Lyria, but he refuses after having found true peace and quiet with the crew.

(Captain) and the crew return to the village with the runaway dog in tow.
Dog: Woof! Woof!
Dog Lover 1: Hey! You got him back safe and sound! Thank goodness!
Dog: Woof!
Lyria: Both the villagers and the dogs look so relieved. Isn't that great?
Another villager approaches the crew with a small pup walking beside him.
Dog Lover 2: Thank you! All of you!
Mr. Arf-arf here wants to say thanks too!
Dog: Arf! Arf!
As his four-legged friend trots closer to the crew, Eustace begins to back away.
Lyria: What's wrong, Eustace?
Eustace: I'd better hang back... before the peace and quiet gets ruined.
The crew is puzzled by his reply, but their attention soon turns to the pup who's begun to tremble.
Dog: Whimper...
Dog Lover 1: What is it, boy? Has something scared you?
Eustace: He's scared of me. Animals don't like me. They never have...
Vyrn: I get it now. You thought you'd ruin the peace and quiet...
Eustace: ...
Lyria: B-but, Eustace! I don't think you need to worry!
Eustace: Why?
Lyria: Well, you're... certainly a bit scary... But you're a gentle guy deep down inside!
Lyria: I'm positive that if you'd just open your heart a little more...
Eustace: Open... my heart...
Mumbling quietly to himself, Eustace gingerly approaches the dog.
Eustace: Here, boy...
Eustace opens his hand, reaching toward the pup. The dog looks bewildered at first, but meets Eustace halfway.
Eustace: ...!
The dog licks Eustace's hand. Eustace is deeply moved as he pets the pup between the ears.
Eustace: This is the first time... I've ever pet a dog...
Vyrn: Good for you! The dog looks happy too!
Eustace: There, there... Good boy.
Lyria: I think I get it now. I get what you really mean about your hope for peace and quiet.
Lyria: You mean the calm and gentle stillness we find in moments like this, right?
Eustace: You're right. It's moments like this that I cherish the most...
Eustace: It's what I want... and what I want to protect.
(Captain) and the crew are surprised and delighted to see a softer side to Eustace.
Vyrn: I dunno about you guys, but I think Sourpuss is finally warming up to us!
Lyria: I think you're right!
Vibrating Noise: Buzz... Buzz... Buzz... Buzz...
Eustace: ...
Lyria: What is it? Did I say something wrong?
Eustace: No, you're fine. But I'll be right back...
Eustace: Eustace here...
???: Hm? It's not like you to greet me first. You must be in a good mood.
Eustace: Just tell me why you've called.
???: There's been a change to your previous orders to monitor the blue-haired girl and her friends. Active immediately.
???: The decision was reached at a recent meeting. The girl has been judged a considerable danger.
Eustace: How? I haven't reported anything to you yet.
???: Pity about that... but the decision has been made. She has the potential to become too great of a threat.
???: With the ability to use the power of many primal beasts, she's an extreme danger to us. Eliminate her... and her friends.
???: It is your duty to see this happens swiftly.
Eustace: ...
Eustace: All I want...
???: ...?
Eustace: All I want is peace and quiet.
???: Hm? Yes, we're well aware. But what's your point?
Eustace: Therefore... I refuse.
???: What? Does that mean you're rejecting the mission? Eustace!
Eustace takes the transceiver out of his ear, cutting off the hoarse shouting on the other end mid-sentence.
Transceiver: Buzz... Buzz... Buzz... Buzz...
Eustace: ...
Eustace crushes the vibrating transceiver in the palm of his hand.
He throws the piece of scrap metal onto the ground and walks back toward (Captain) and the crew.
Vyrn: Welcome back, Sourpuss. Where'd you go?
Eustace: ...
Eustace silently takes a seat on the ground and begins to pet a dog that's snuggled next to him.
Lyria: Did... something happen?
Eustace: No, it's nothing.
Nothing at all...
Eustace murmurs quietly to himself, smiling as he runs his hand across the pup's soft fur.
(Captain) and the crew are a bit baffled, but shrug it off as they allow Eustace a moment of peace and quiet.