Scenario:Grea - Stand By Me
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Stand By Me
The party enjoy the sights of the town, when they're interrupted by reports of approaching monsters. The crew goes to investigate, allowing Anne and Grea to continue perusing shops and have a fun afternoon.
Grea and the others decide to take a break from her training to go into a town within Mysteria.
The storefronts and buildings that were once destroyed by invaders have been repaired by the townspeople.
Things are starting to feel lively again. As the crew enjoys looking this way and that, Grea anxiously hides behind Anne.
Lyria: Are you okay, Grea?
Grea: Mm... Just a little nervous... with all the people staring at me...
Vyrn: Huh, looks like we are drawing some unwanted attention...
Grea: It's all because of me. I'm probably spooking them...
(Captain)'s ears strain to catch what's being said by the people around them.
Worker 1: That one student at the academy is, uh, on another level if you know what I'm sayin'. Aw man, to be young again...
Worker 2: A sight for sore eyes if you ask me! I can feel all my fatigue just floating away...
Workers 1 and 2: Ouchy!
Worker 3: Keep that stupid talk to yourselves and quit causing trouble for her! Get back to work!
Vyrn: Hahaha! That ain't what I'd called spooked.
Anne: Hehe. You can come out now, Grea.
Io: Come out, come out! If anyone's afraid of you, I'll set 'em straight!
Grea is put at ease, and the party continues to walk around town.
They stop in front of a local boutique.
Io: Oh! That'd look cute on you, Grea!
Anne: Wanna try it on? I think it suits you too.
Grea: Really? Well, okay, if you all think so...
Grea: But I think these clothes would also look good on all of you too.
Lyria: Let's all go in and try them on then! Vyrn and (Captain) have to join us!
Vyrn: Wha? Why do we gotta do this?
Anne: Because we said so! Now in you go!
After leaving the boutique, the party continue their outing, visiting the various shops and parlors in town.
Hunger pangs make their presence known, and the party finds a cafe.
Vyrn: Phew... That was rough...
Grea: You didn't like trying on clothes? I'm sorry to hear that...
Vyrn: Nah, there's nothing for you to be sorry about!
Io: Yeah, Grea. You don't have to apologize to that lizard for anything.
Vyrn: No, but you do!
Vyrn: Apologize to me right now!
Smiles abound as the cheerful party sweep though the streets, when they suddenly overhear a conversation between some townspeople.
Worker 4: Didja hear? It just doesn't stop...
Worker 5: Yeah. Swarm o' monsters are closing in on us. Of course they'd pick the perfect time when we're in the middle of all this reconstruction.
Worker 4: Misery loves company. The guards are keeping watch right now, so we should be fine, but...
Vyrn: Hmm... That doesn't sound good.
Io: Should we pop out real quick for a peek?
Grea: I'll go if you go.
Io: We can handle this on our own. We're just gonna check things out.
Lyria: You two enjoy the rest of your time in the town. We'll be back before you know it!
Anne: All right, if you insist. Come on, Grea. Let's leave it to the pros.
Grea: Okay. Be careful out there.
Vyrn: Roger that! Let's go, (Captain)!
(Captain) nods and leads the others away.
Grea and Anne are left behind by the crew to continue enjoying the rest of their afternoon in town.
Stand By Me: Scene 2
Grea confesses that she's pushing herself to gain control of her powers because she fears losing those who are close to her. Anne, for the same reason, makes Grea promise to also protect herself as she would protect others. Their earnest moment is interrupted by monsters.
After making their rounds around town, Anne and Grea find a bench in the town square.
Anne: Did you have fun?
Grea: Yeah, I had a lot of fun. It was great getting to hang out with everyone.
Grea: But I still haven't achieved my goal of keeping my power under control. Is it really okay to be doing this right now?
Anne: Breaks are important too. Doesn't all that concentrating make you exhausted?
Grea: But I have to hurry up and figure this out.
Grea: Today's memories, everyone in the crew, you... I don't know if I can protect it all...
Grea: The thought of failing frightens me...
Grea looks down in sadness, trembling ever so slightly. Anne gently brushes Grea's hair.
Anne: You really are kind, you know that? You're always thinking about others first.
Anne: Can't say I blame you, since I'm in the same boat. I'm terrified of seeing anything happen to my precious Grea.
Anne: Make another promise with me. Just this once.
Anne: When push comes to shove, I want you to take care of yourself as you would do for anyone else. Everyone in (Captain)'s crew and I would be sad if you got hurt.
Anne: So you don't have to rush things, okay? We know you're already working super hard!
Anne: All that hard work would be pointless if you're knocked out from exhaustion.
Grea: Thanks... Anne...
The two girls look at each other and smile.
Panicked Yell: Run, everybody! Ruuun!
Grea: Do you think it's...
Anne: The monster swarm!
Screams fill the town as monsters from seemingly everywhere spill into the streets.
Grea: Mm-hm. Let's fight back, Anne!
Stand By Me: Scene 3
Anne and Grea defeat the monsters, but more are on the way. Anne is injured protecting a townsperson, and Grea once again draws out her dragon powers; bolstered by her will and promises, she retains enough control to fight the monsters effectively.
Just as Grea and Anne take care of the last monster, (Captain) and company come rushing into the square.
Io: Grea! Anne! Are you two okay?
Anne: We're fine. How's the town holding up?
Io: A ton of monsters rushed us after we left you two.
Vyrn: We teamed up with the guards to try to keep them out of the town.
Vyrn: But it was like fighting a river. We couldn't handle that many of them.
Lyria: It looks like they surrounded the town before attacking.
Grea: So you're saying this isn't the only place in town with monsters? They're everywhere?
Io: Looks like it... We should split up and defend as much of the town as we can.
Anne: Sounds like a plan. We'll take this spot!
Vyrn: Gotcha! Don't bite off more than you can chew!
The other crew members split off to defend other areas of town, leaving the square to Anne and Grea.
Anne: Well then...
Anne: Spirits! Shine your vanquishing light on the wicked!
Grea: I guess they're not done yet. But neither are we!
Anne: You're no match for us! We won't let you mess up our town anymore!
Person in Danger: Aaagh!
Anne: A straggler? Hey, watch out!
Anne darts in front of the person who'd gotten lost in the chaos and takes a direct hit from a monster.
Anne: Run! Hurry!
Person in Danger: I'm so sorry! Thank you for saving me!
Grea runs over to Anne who has fallen to the ground after shielding the townsperson.
Grea: Anne! Are you okay?
Anne: I'm f-fine... It's just a scratch.
Anne: There's no time to worry about me. The monsters are regrouping.
Grea looks at the carnage around her, the fleeing people, and her wounded friend.
Grea: I have to protect everything... I have to use my power!
Anne: You can't! Grea, don't!
Anne is in a panic, but Grea looks down at her with a reassuring smile.
Grea: Don't worry, Anne. I won't lose myself this time.
Grea: I'll protect it all. The precious memories, Anne... Everything including myself!
Grea: I won't let you take them from me! Just you wait and see!
Grea unleashes a roar and in an instant annihilates the monsters circling the two girls with her overwhelming strength.
Anne: You did it... You figured out how to control your power!
Grea: I'll make everything right again with my own two hands!
With those words of determination, Grea heads into battle.
Stand By Me: Scene 4
Grea has learned how to partially control her dragon powers with the help of Anne and the crew. They can feel a renewed sense of faith coming from the young girl.
Grea makes a clean sweep of the monsters now that she is able to control her dragon powers.
She confirms that no more monsters remain in town before returning to Anne.
Grea: Anne! Are you sure your injuries aren't serious? How are you feeling?
Anne: Hehehe... I didn't know you cared. I'm fine. I told you it's just a scratch.
Grea: Oh, good... That's a relief.
Grea heaves a sigh. Now that the town is secure, the crew hurriedly returns back to the square.
Vyrn: I saw what you did back there, missy! You took out those monsters like nobody's business!
Io: Looks like you got a handle on your powers! Congrats!
Anne: Yep, yep! You're awesome, Grea! Now you can put a checkmark next to your goal!
Grea: Mm-hm. It's still not perfect though. I think what I did just now was more of a happy coincidence.
Grea: Like, if I tried it again right now, I think I'd end up losing it...
(Captain) notes how calm Grea is as she's making her observation.
Grea: Hee-hee... But that's okay. It's just like Anne said: Hard work is pointless if you're knocked out.
Grea: I'll take my time learning with everyone by my side.
Anne: Haha, good. I'll always be there to help you when you need me.
Lyria: We'll help you too!
Grea: Thanks, you guys.
Grea: I've come to realize so much with everyone's help. Thank you all so much for that.
Grea: I'd love to play with you all again if you have the time.
Lyria: Of course! We'll definitely make time, Grea!
Grea: Hee-hee... I'm looking forward to it.
Grea's smile glows like the sun.
Her doubts are no longer clouded; (Captain) and company can feel a warm sense of trust coming from the young girl in front of them.