Scenario:Lyria - Irreplaceable You
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Lyria tries to learn sword fighting from Katalina and shooting from Rackam, but it goes nowhere. She then asks Io to teach her magic, but Lyria's spells fail, attracting monsters instead.
Lyria is busy getting advice and learning various skills in order to do her part to protect (Captain).
Katalina, with her masterful sword skills, is the first crew member to mentor Lyria.
Katalina: Well, I'll teach you if you want, but...
Lyria: Yes! Please teach me, Miss Katalina!
Katalina: Can you not call me that, Lyria?
Lyria: I'm ready, Miss Katalina!
Katalina: Urk... All right, come! Give me all you've got!
Lyria: Um... Y-yaaah! H-hiyaah!
But Lyria's sword strikes barely make a sound as they hit. Her voice is the only thing that can be heard ringing out in vain.
Katalina: No, that won't do. I can feel your spirit, but you're not lifting your sword at all.
Lyria: Wow. I had no idea everyone was swinging such heavy swords around.
Katalina: Er, that's just a practice sword. It's the lightest one we have.
Vyrn: You know what, Lyria? Something tells me you ain't cut out for sword fighting.
Katalina: I have to agree with Vyrn. There must be something a little more suited to your abilities.
Caving in to Katalina's suggestion, Lyria pays a visit to the ship's expert marksman, Rackam.
Rackam: There you are. I already heard about it from Katalina. You want me to show you how to shoot?
Lyria: Yes. Katalina told me to tell you to teach me using the lightest, simplest gun you have!
Rackam: Yep, I got you covered. I think this pistol should work for you...
Lyria: Oh, what's with this weird feeling? So when I pull this here, there's going to be a big bang...
Lyria: Eep! But I barely touched it!
Rackam: Hey! Don't touch anything until I tell you how to use it!
Rackam: Stop, Lyria! Stop! Put the gun down!
Lyria: Aaah! It won't stop! What's happening?
Vyrn: Yikes! This is outta control!
Rackam: Vyrn! Find some cover behind a tree!
Rackam leaps at Lyria despite the danger and snatches the gun out of her hands.
Rackam: You can't do that, Lyria. You have to listen carefully to every word I say.
Lyria: I'm sorry... I'm sure I took my finger off the trigger, but it wouldn't stop firing.
Lyria: I got really scared, and I didn't know what to do. I'm really sorry.
Rackam: What's done is done. But don't you ever forget this experience.
Rackam: What I mean is a gun can take a life with just the squeeze of the trigger. It's not a weapon to be taken lightly.
Rackam: Just because you didn't know that beforehand doesn't make what you did okay.
Rackam: That's what I wanted you to understand, Lyria.
Lyria: Yes, I understand. I think I've had enough of shooting...
Vyrn: Hm? There's something weird about these bullets. It's like they're all empty...
Rackam: Quiet, Vyrn! That's enough!
Vyrn: You thought of everything, Rackam. Knowing Lyria, you switched in blanks on purpo—Mmmph!
Rackam grabs Vyrn and covers the dragon's mouth. Smiling through gritted teeth, he offers Lyria some advice.
Rackam: Hehe... Firearms aren't up your alley, Lyria. There's gotta be something else that's a better fit for you.
Rackam's words seem to click with Lyria. She gasps with sudden realization and runs off in a hurry.
Io: Mwahaha. Good going, Rackam.
Lyria: Um, what did he do?
Io: Oh, never mind that! So you're interested in magic, huh? You've come to the right place.
Io: All right! We'll start with the basics of spellcasting. Just do what I do.
Lyria: Okay! I'll do my best!
But no matter how hard Lyria copies Io, she's unable to bring forth any magic.
Lyria: Hmm... I'm doing everything you're doing, so why is nothing happening?
Io: Yeah, it's weird... Huh?
Something suddenly catches Io's eye.
Io: Hey, wait a minute! How could this be? Your magic's not gonna to come out if this keeps up!
Io: Geez, what's going on? How's all the magic power leaking out?
Lyria: It's leaking out?
Io: It's leaking from your back, right here! It's like a hole's opened up. Probably because you're not focusing hard enough.
Lyria: I'm sorry. I didn't even notice...
Io: Yeah, this is a big problem. It's like when all the air in a balloon escapes out of the bottom.
Lyria: What will happen if all that magic escapes?
Io: We attract some unwanted attention...
Io: (I'm sorry, Lyria. It's all a lie. Everything's been set up against you, but it's all for your sake...)
Irreplaceable You: Scene 2
Later that night Lyria reflects on her failures when a white feather falls from the sky. A mysterious voice helps her remember the time she was attacked at the Hall of Knowledge, providing Lyria with the catalyst to finding her own strength.
All of Lyria's attempts at training have failed. She sits alone and dejected in the breezy night.
The more she thinks about the events of that day, the more she realizes she's not cut out for the front lines.
But then she notices something white falling gently from the sky.
Lyria: Is it... snowing?
Lyria: No... It's a feather.
Lyria: But it's rare for birds to be flying at night...
Lyria scans the pitch-black sky, but there isn't a bird in sight.
She places the feather onto the palm of her hand.
Lyria: It's warm like the sun...
Lyria: Hehe. How mysterious. I feel a lot better now thanks to this feather.
Lyria: Gasp! Is someone there?
Lyria: The girl in blue? Do you mean me?
Lyria: Um... Then what is this unique power you're talking about? Please, I want to know!
Vyrn: Yikes! Guys, that halo thing is aiming for us!
Lyria: No, stop it! I won't let you!
Lyria: I said stop!
Lyria: This feeling is from that time... Yes, if I could harness that power...
Lyria: I think I understand it now! Thank you, Fluffy Feather!
Lyria: Um, actually... Who are you again?
Lyria should have remembered who the person that helped her was, but the memories won't come.
Not only that, but as night turns to day, she even forgets about her failures from the previous day.
In fact the only thing she remembers from that strange night is a vague, familiar sensation.
The crew's journey continues, and a few days later they disembark from the Grandcypher.
Katalina: Here it comes! Stay back, Lyria. It's dangerous.
Rackam: Yep, let us handle it!
Lyria: Um... I want to... help too...
Io: Let's do it, everyone!
The crew makes a valiant stand against the incoming monster hordes.
Irreplaceable You: Scene 3
The crew is surrounded by monsters and is about to fall when Lyria's hidden power flows forth, saving the day. As they emerge victorious, Lyria is ecstatic that she has finally proven herself.
As soon as one group of monsters is defeated, another groups appears, pushing the crew to the limit.
Fatigue from their long flight takes its toll on the crew, and they struggle to gain the upper hand.
Rackam: This is crazy! They just keep coming and coming!
Katalina: Are you okay, Rackam?
Rackam: Yeah, kinda. Whoa! Watch it, (Captain)!
A monster lunges at (Captain) with a hard-hitting attack.
(Captain), exhausted from being in battle for so long, no longer has the energy to meet the attack.
Katalina: No! I'm too far away!
But the attack is interrupted as everything becomes enveloped in a light.
Vyrn: What the? This light...
Io: Am I reading this right? This huge power is magic, but...
Katalina: It couldn't be... Is it Lyria's doing?
Lyria: I understand now there are things only I can do. The things only I can do to help.
Lyria: I don't have to shoot anything. Even if I can't swing a sword or cast a spell, I can still provide support.
Lyria: My voice will be my power, and then I'll make it everyone's power!
Katalina: I feel a tremendous strength welling up inside me...
Rackam: Yeah... I could fight for a million years with this!
Io: It's the real deal! Let's kick some butt, you guys!
The crew is reinvigorated with energy and challenges the monsters once more.
(Captain) also musters strength and unleashes devastating waves of attacks.
Lyria: I did it. I was finally able to help (Captain).
Lyria: I'm so happy I could fight alongside you, (Captain). Heehee...
(Captain) is about to respond to the bashful Lyria, but decides to swallow those words.
(You say you've never helped me, but there's someone I've owed my life to since the beginning of this journey.)
(And that someone's you, Lyria.)
Those words float through (Captain)'s head, but now isn't the right time for them to be said. (Captain) gently ruffles Lyria's hair instead.
Lyria: Teehee... From now on I'm going to support everyone with everything I've got!
Lyria: I'll always be with you, (Captain).
Lyria smiles and laughs in the same happy-go-lucky way she always has.