Scenario:Siegfried and Yuisis - For Family
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(Captain) and company split into two groups to help a lost child reunite with his mother. Siegfried's group bumps into a tipsy middle-aged man and helps him to come to terms with his family life. Meanwhile Yuisis finds the mother and learns that she's trying to reconcile with her husband who she's lived apart from for years. When the crew's two groups meet up later, they discover that the tipsy middle-aged man was actually the husband.
The crew takes up security duty at a town festival.
So as not to put the festivalgoers on alert, (Captain) and company have decided to dress up in yukatas to blend in better with the crowds.
The event proceeds without incident. Closing hours draw near.
Yuisis: Hm? That child's all alone...
Lost Child: Sob...
Yuisis finds a weeping boy on festival grounds amid the sea of people.
Yuisis: Hey there. Everything okay?
Lost Child: Sniff... I-I can't find Mommy...
Siegfried: A lost child, I see... Given how packed it is today, it's not surprising that something like this happened.
Yuisis: I'm sure his mother's searching for him too, but getting the two of them back together won't be easy.
Siegfried: Not to mention he could run into trouble if we just leave him be.
Siegfried: (Captain). Let's help the child find his mother. In a way, this is also part of our job as security detail.
Siegfried: Relax, little fella. We'll help you find your mom in no time at all.
Lost Child: Sniff... O-okay...
Yuisis: Let's split up. Someone needs to be with the kid though.
Lost Child: Um...
The boy, no longer sobbing, tries to speak up but is unable to produce any words.
He clings to Siegfried's yukata and lowers his gaze.
Siegfried: Sigh... Doesn't look like he'll be letting go anytime soon.
Vyrn: Hahah! Congrats on finding your biggest fan, Siegfried!
Siegfried: I'll look after him for the time being.
Lost Child: Th-thank you... Lizard...
Vyrn: Yeeow! Now the kid's got his other hand on my tail!
The child takes a liking to Vyrn as well, latching on to his tail for dear life.
Vyrn: Aw well... Looks like I'm stuck with you too, pal.
Siegfried: I could use the company.
Yuisis: I'll go look for the mother. Think you can come along, (Captain)?
Lyria: Okay then! Let's go look for Mommy!
Entrusting Siegfried and Vyrn with the boy, (Captain) goes off in search of his parental guardian.
Some time after the captain's departure, a situation develops near Siegfried and Vyrn.
Middle-Aged Drunk: Why, you little—
Bring it, punk!
Bring it, punk!
Young Drunk: Rgh! Dumb old coot! I'll take you on any day!
Siegfried: Hm... I guess they had a little too much to drink.
Lost Child: Aiiee!
The boy who was smiling only moments ago cowers in fear. The passersby, too, are none too pleased.
Young Drunk: All right, now you're just asking for it! You'd better say your prayers!
The young man grabs a bottle that happens to be lying at his feet and points it toward the opposition.
Vyrn: Whoa! This is getting bad—
Siegfried: That's probably the liquor talking, but either way, hitting someone with a glass bottle is going to cause some serious damage.
Siegfried catches the swinging arm of the inebriated youth.
Young Drunk: Tch... Piss off! Unless you want me to do you in too—
Siegfried forcefully snags the bottle from the youth's hand and uses the momentum to make the youth fall flat on his face.
Young Drunk: Ngh! That hurt, you punk...
The young man grabs another nearby bottle, but Siegfried grabs that one too.
Young Drunk: Urgh...
Siegfried: Good thinking—let's pick this one off the ground too. Wouldn't want anyone to trip over it now, would we?
Siegfried: You'd best watch your step too.
Siegfried lifts the drunkard up as effortlessly as he grabbed the bottle, helping him get back on his feet.
Young Drunk: Holy! You're crazy strong...
Siegfried: So what did you say you were going to do to me again?
Young Drunk: Eeeek! I-I'm so sorry!
Siegfried: Haah... This is the kind of thing that happens when you give in to your drink. I just hope you both sober up and reflect on your actions.
Middle-Aged Drunk: D-damn it... I ain't tipsy... I definitely ain't tipsy...
Siegfried: Oh boy. You're gonna want to watch yourself too, mister. You could get hurt next time.
Middle-Aged Drunk: Cripes, I don't need you to tell me that... I've always been like this... Heck, even got my wife to run away from me...
The middle-aged man begins talking about his life. It turns out he recently came to an understanding with his wife, and they will be living together again soon.
Middle-Aged Drunk: She was already pregnant before we split, gave birth to our kid elsewhere. And I'm only hearin' about it just now...
Middle-Aged Drunk: Course I wanna take care of my kid. Thing is I'm not too sure we can make it as a family...
Siegfried: Hm... So you've found something precious in your life, but you're not sure if you can handle the responsibility.
Middle-Aged Drunk: Yeah...
Siegfried: I have no child of my own, but I know what it feels like to want to protect someone.
Middle-Aged Drunk: Then gimme some advice... Whaddya think I should do?
Siegfried: Well... If you really care about them, then you'll find a way to make things work. Try to visualize how that would play out and act on it.
Middle-Aged Drunk: You make it sound so easy, but I just don't know...
Siegfried: How about this: just forget about all of it.
Siegfried: And the next time your wife and child run into trouble, don't bother doing anything for them.
Middle-Aged Drunk: You some kinda loony? Ain't no way in hell I'd just let 'em be if they're in a bind!
The man stares daggers and bellows at Siegfried, but the knight simply smiles at such an indignant response.
Siegfried: That's the spirit. If you care that much about them, then I'm sure you can do whatever it takes to make your new family life work.
Middle-Aged Drunk: Wait... You did that on purpose?
Siegfried: Well? Think you can pull it off?
A bright light begins to burn in the man's eyes. He quietly clenches his fists.
Middle-Aged Drunk: Yeah... It's up to me to set things right... Heck am I doin' wastin' away with booze. I've gotta pull myself together... for them!
Siegfried: I'm glad you came to your senses.
The man stands back up with Siegfried's help and walks off with a certain resolve in his gait.
Vyrn: Heheh, looks like you really opened up the old fella's eyes. He ought to be okay now.
Siegfried: Hm... I sure hope so.
Meanwhile (Captain)'s group rescues a woman from a mean skirt chaser.
Yuisis: Hold it right there. You'd better back off unless you wanna sleep with the fishes tonight.
Yuisis: I hope you've got your pajamas ready.
Skirt Chaser: Aiiiee! I'm so sorry!
The skirt chaser is immediately terrified of Yuisis and makes a quick escape.
Kind Woman: Thank you so much for shooing him away.
Yuisis: Haha, just doin' our job. If there's anything else you might need help with, just say the word.
Kind Woman: Okay... Ah! Did you happen to see my child by any chance?
Kind Woman: I lost sight of him in a crowd earlier. He has a green hat on today...
Yuisis: Hm, could it be that boy we picked up earlier?
(Captain) and company explain the situation to the woman and guide her to where Siegfried waits.
Kind Woman: So... Did everything seem all right with him?
Yuisis: Heheh, no worries. He's a real good kid, waiting quietly for Mommy to come back.
Kind Woman: Oh really? Thank goodness...
Despite Yuisis's reassurances, the mother cannot shake the concern off her face.
Yuisis: Um... Is there anything else you're worried about?
Kind Woman: This is more of a private matter really, but there's something that's been eating away at me...
Though she was recently able to reconcile with her estranged husband, the woman's heart remains uneasy.
Kind Woman: I gave birth to the boy after I ran off on my husband, so they don't even know each other's faces...
Kind Woman: But he promises to make up for his past mistakes and really wants to be a family man.
Kind Woman: Still, a part of me thinks it's going to be too much of a burden on him, and that we might be better off staying apart...
Yuisis: I don't think that's an issue.
Yuisis: Problems are a normal part of any family life.
Kind Woman: Well...
Yuisis: You know, back in the day even I used to think it was my job to serve the family and to never cause them any trouble.
Yuisis: It's the same reason I've always been really reserved in (Captain)'s crew.
Yuisis: But I later saw how naive it was to think that way. (Captain) and everyone else taught me that.
Yuisis: If you keep your distance all the time, you can never become a real family. It has to be a two-way street; share in the good times, and support each other through the bad.
Yuisis: Only when you can fully depend on each other can you call yourself a family.
Yuisis can feel the weight of her words as she recalls her previous self.
Though taken aback at first, the woman's surprise soon takes the shape of a smile.
Kind Woman: Ahaha, I suppose you're right. What am I thinking—giving up before I've even started... My boy deserves better.
(Captain) and company bring the mother to meet her son. He immediately runs over and leaps into her arms, his face scrunched up in tearful worry.
The reunited parent and child offer the crew a heartfelt thank-you before taking off.
Lyria: Ahaha, it's really great to see them back together.
Yuisis: Yep. And without too much trouble on our end.
Vyrn: Mm-hm! Same deal with me and Siegfried!
Lyria: Teehee. I have to say though, Yuisis... I was really touched by what you said earlier.
Yuisis: Hehe, it's all thanks to you guys really...
Yuisis: I belong to the same family as you, (Captain).
Yuisis: The onus is on me to stand by your side and give my loyalty until the very end.
Yuisis: Not the other way around. I absolutely mustn't bother the boss!
Vyrn: Uh... Why not?
Yuisis: B-because... Because that's what underlings do; trust in the boss and do whatever the boss says.
Yuisis: So I can just... be straight with you guys? And bother you guys?
Yuisis: Sniff... I'll never forget that day.
Yuisis: I hope the family we helped will be able to get along as well as I do with you guys...
Yuisis: There is somethin' I'm worried about though. We don't know anything about the husband.
Lyria: Yeah... We have no idea what kind of person he is...
Vyrn: Hm? What are you two goin' on about?
Yuisis explains the situation she learned from the mother to Siegfried and Vyrn.
Because she doesn't know what the father is like, she is concerned whether they will be able to make it as a family.
Vyrn: So that's what happened, huh... Wait, that sounds awfully familiar...
Vyrn looks to Siegfried, who flashes a warm smile.
Siegfried: Yes, we know the story. And there's nothing to worry about.
Vyrn: Hehe, guess it's our turn to do some explainin'.
Vyrn boasts a triumphant grin, amused to see the roles reversed.