Scenario:Medusa - Good Old Days

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Good Old Days

Prior to taking part in a study group on mortals, Medusa accompanies (Captain) and other crew members on an assignment to assist at a paleontological dig. At the site she reveals that the supposed fossil they've been excavating is actually an enemy she defeated long ago. Nezha appears soon after and discusses the details of the get-together, after which Medusa flees in embarrassment.

One day Medusa is alone on the ship's deck, reading a letter.
Medusa: Ugh, he really wants us to meet up to study how mortals live...
No version of Medusa (Promo) in crew

Though she looks like an ordinary girl, Medusa is in reality a primal beast.
A chance occurrence has led her to become part of (Captain)'s crew.
But her pride as a primal beast causes her to keep these mortals at arm's length.
Medusa: Of all the reasons to get together, "increasing our mutual understanding of mortals" seems like a pretty dumb one...
Medusa: What is that geezer thinking?
Geezer is her pet name for Nezha, the primal who sent her the letter.
He is one of the primal beasts whom she occasionally meets.
Medusa: What's a primal beast like me supposed to learn from studying a bunch of boring mortals?
Medusa: ...
Medusa: (Then again, I guess I'll be traveling with these mortals for a while longer though...)
Medusa: (Studying up on the ways of mortals could come in handy at some point.)
Medusa: (Th-that's right! It's not like I'm interested in them! It's just simple logic.)
Seeing Medusa talking to herself, (Captain), Lyria, and Vyrn waltz over to check up on the serpentine primal beast.
Vyrn: Oh, it's you, Snake Girl! Whatcha doin' alone out here?
Medusa: Aah!
Medusa: Y-you guys! Don't startle me!
Vyrn: All we did was say hello...
Medusa: Right, right, whatever. I was just about to look for you anyway.
Medusa: I'm going to be away from the ship for a while, so behave!
Lyria: Where are you going, Medusa?
Medusa: Eh, you know... N-nowhere special! Stop prying!
Lyria: Oh, all right. I see...
Medusa shoots a skeptical look at the suddenly dejected Lyria.
Medusa: I'm not going to be gone long. You don't need to look so disappointed.
Vyrn: Well, y'know, we were just gonna ask ya to help out with somethin'.
(Captain) and the others reveal that they've received a request to help a paleontologist with his excavation.
Vyrn: He says there's a fossil from this ginormous monster, and he's short on help.
Medusa: Humph... And you want me to help you excavate it?
Vyrn: Fossils are creatures from a reeeally long time ago that got buried and turned into stone!
Vyrn: Our client says if you study 'em, you can learn about ancient times.
Vyrn: Don'tcha think that's pretty exciting?
Medusa: Sorry, but I'm not interested. Ancient times and I couldn't have less to do with each other.
Vyrn: Gee, what a bummer...
Vyrn: Well, you've got stuff to do. Sorry for keepin' ya.
Unable to look at the fallen faces of the departing crew members, Medusa calls out.
Medusa: H-hold on!
Vyrn: Huh? What's up?
Medusa: It's, um... Since you all absolutely insist, I guess I can help out a bit.
Lyria: Huh? But you said you have other things to do...
Medusa: It won't matter if I'm a little late.
Medusa: Do you want me to help you out or not?
Vyrn: Well, if you're sure...
Medusa: Is it so hard to give a clear answer? I'll help you out, so cheer up!
Lyria: Thank you, Medusa!
Medusa: How much longer will it take to get to the island anyway?
Vyrn: We oughta get there soon if we're still on schedule!
Medusa: Humph...
Gazing vacantly off the ship's bow, Medusa notices a familiar sight in the sky ahead.
Medusa: (I've seen the landscape around here before... No question.)
Medusa: (If we're headed to the island I think we are... Then that fossil might be...)
Vyrn: Hey, how come you're so quiet all of a sudden? Can't stop thinking of that errand of yours?
Medusa: It's not that...
Medusa: (I'll have to see it with my own eyes to be sure. If it's what I think it is, then these mortals are going to be disappointed.)
Curious about the fossil, Medusa heads to the island with (Captain) and the others.
Upon arriving on the island, (Captain) and the party meet with their client.
He takes them to an excavation site, where they find the exposed fossil of a giant monster peeking out of a rocky outcrop.
Lyria: Ooh, whoa! It's so big!
Vyrn: So this thing was squirmin' around a few thousand years ago? Wow!
Paleontologist: There are a great variety of fossils large and small—animals and monsters, carbonized plants, insects trapped in amber, and more.
Paleontologist: But in all my years of research, I've not seen another fossil as large as this one!
Paleontologist: This investigation could reveal a wealth of information about how monsters lived thousands of years ago. What an enthralling thought!
Medusa: ...
(Captain), Lyria, Vyrn, and the paleontologist are all excited to see the fossil; Medusa, in contrast, stares serenely at it.
Vyrn: Not really feelin' it, huh?
Medusa: No, it's not that.
Medusa draws near to the fossil and runs a fingertip across its surface.
Paleontologist: Ah, st-stop! That fossil is invaluable! You mustn't touch it bare-handed...
Medusa: I knew it...
Lyria: Huh... What do you mean?
Medusa: It's a monster that I defeated and turned to stone a long time ago.
Vyrn: What! Seriously?
Medusa: Well, strictly speaking, me aaand my sisters took it out.
Medusa: That was six hundred and sixteen years ago, so actually not that far back.
Paleontologist: Th-then... This isn't a true fossil?
Seeing the disappointment on the paleontologist's face, (Captain) and the others hold their heads low.
Vyrn: Gee, we really shouldn't have gotten our hopes up...
Vyrn: If you knew from the start, you shoulda said somethin'!
Medusa: There was always a chance that it could've been a real fossil.
Medusa: If you're disappointed over a little misunderstanding, well, that's not my fault.
Medusa: Not that I care what you think! I've got a reputation as a trustworthy primal to uphold!
Vyrn: Sigh... There's that trademark attitude, huh?
Vyrn: Still, you really brought the pain to that monster! You're really something!
Medusa: Of course I am—that should go without saying!
Medusa: Heh, but I see you were finally able to comprehend my greatness.
Medusa: Since you've brought it up, let me tell you how amazing my sisters and I were!
Seemingly satisfied with herself, Medusa holds her chest high and begins to talk about the past.
On a distant battlefield, Medusa is fighting tooth and nail against a brood of monsters.
Medusa: Haaaaah!
Monster: Groooar...
Medusa: Hah! Pathetic!
Monster: Groooooar!
Medusa: ...?
Stheno: Heheh, that could've gone a lot worse.
Medusa: Thank you, Stheno!
Euryale: I've told you again and again to keep your guard up, but...
Euryale: I do like how willful you can be at times—it's endearing.
Stheno: Right. That's one of the nicest things about you.
Medusa: Stheno... Euryale...
Medusa: Teehee...
Euryale: Over here, monsters! Keep your slimy claws away from my baby sister!
Stheno: Prepare to witness the three Gorgon sisters' power.
Backed up by her two elder siblings, Medusa boldly charges into the monsters.
The battle, like all the ones the Gorgon sisters have fought before, proves to be mere child's play for the trio.
Medusa: And there you have it!
Medusa: When my sisters and I joined together, we could tear through any enemy. We were invincible!
Lyria: Teehee... You were really close to your sisters, weren't you?
Medusa: No, you're missing the point. I'm talking about how impressive we were!
Medusa: I mean, you're not wrong, but... Aaagh...
Medusa: Hm? Hey, do you see that thing off in the sky?
Following Medusa's line of sight, (Captain) and the others catch a glimpse of a small shadow flying through the air.
Lyria: Ah, you're right. I wonder what it is.
Vyrn: Uh, I think it's flying our way really fast...
Before (Captain) and the others are able to draw their weapons, the shadow makes a sudden landing before the party.
???: Ah, so here you are. I searched everywhere.
Medusa: Nezha! What are you doing here?
Nezha: As you can see, I came to find you. No matter how much time passed, you never came.
Medusa: Mmph! That's a little presumptuous of you! I mean, I haven't even said whether I'm going or not.
Nezha: What are you talking about?
Nezha: It's a gathering to learn how mortals live. I don't see how someone as fascinated by skydwellers as you could possibly say no.
Medusa: W-w-what! Put the brakes on your blab!
Nezha: Why are you making such a fuss? I don't understand you sometimes.
Nezha: No matter. I only needed to confirm your location. I shall wait for you up ahead.
And so saying, Nezha quickly departs.
Lyria: Just like that, he's gone...
Vyrn: Didn't he mention learning about people or somethin'?
Medusa: ...!
Medusa: I-it's been a long time since he asked me and the other primals to get together, so I don't have any choice but to drop in.
Medusa: I'm not interested in mortals or anything like that. So don't get the wrong idea!
Vyrn: Huh... Well, if that's what you need to tell yourself!
Medusa: Hey! What's that supposed to mean!
  1. Catch you later!
  2. Have a blast!

Choose: Catch you later!

Lyria: Take care, and have fun at your get-together!
Go to "Continue 1"

Choose: Have a blast!

Lyria: Hehe, we can't wait to hear all about your get-together!

Continue 1

Medusa: ...!
Medusa: Aaaagh, I'm so out of here!
Medusa: Farewell, mortals!
Suppressing her embarrassment as best she can, Medusa darts away to start a different kind of adventure.