Scenario:Suframare - The Magic Parasol
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The Magic Parasol
As Suframare and Vyrn practice their staff-waving, a destitute fisherman watches them enviously. He then scatters bait to attract monsters, which Suframare and Vyrn are forced to face.
The crew is enjoying a vacation on Venera Beach, but Vyrn and Suframare have other ideas.
During the breaks between helping out at the beach house, Suframare gives Vyrn lessons on applied magic.
Today's lesson is on properly waving a staff, and the two of them are once again out on the beach.
Suframare: Okay, Vyrn, you need to say the incantation and wave the staff. The key is to do everything smoothly!
Vyrn: All right! Let's do some magic!
But Vyrn's magic fizzles out as feebly as ever, and the staff remains inert.
Vyrn: Hmm... I'm starting to get the feeling that I'm just not cut out for this magic stuff.
Suframare: Don't give up! You're so close to a breakthrough! I can feel it!
Suframare: I really think this is one of those things where, if you keep trying, you'll suddenly get it one day!
Vyrn: Maybe you're right. I'll keep at it!
Suframare: Good! I knew I could count on you to be a go-getter!
Vyrn: Hey! Quit patting my head and show me a little respect!
A depressed-looking man watches the two from the shoreline.
Glum Man: Damn... Even an ugly lizard like that has a nice girl to hang out with.
Glum Man: If only my fish farming business had taken off, I could have been on easy street, having fun like them.
The man lost everything by trying to take advantage of a get-rich-quick scheme.
Vyrn: Hey, Teach!
Suframare: What is it, Vyrn?
Vyrn: Ha-ha! It's a water gun!
Suframare: Okay, now it's my turn!
Vyrn: Ha-ha! That's cold!
Suframare: Now that's enough! We can have fun after we're done with your lesson!
Suframare: If you don't take this seriously, I'll have to give you double the normal amount of homework!
Vyrn: What? You can't be serious!
Suframare: Hee-hee... Now are you ready to continue with your lesson?
Glum Man: I've had it! If I can't be happy, then no one will!
Suframare: Let's take a break! It's almost time for lunch... Oh?
Vyrn: Huh? What's wrong?
Suframare: A monster! What's a monster doing here? This beach is supposed to be safe!
The beachgoers frantically run away from the oncoming monsters.
Suframare: I refuse to stand by and let monsters ruin everyone's vacation!
Suframare: Monsters should pose no problem for the likes of us. Let's show them what we can do, Vyrn!
Vyrn: Okay! Leave it to me!
The Magic Parasol: Scene 2
(Captain) and the rest of the crew join Suframare and Vyrn in the pitched battle on the beach. Suframare takes a hit that destroys her parasol, but she's determined to finish the battle before the heat overwhelms her.
Vyrn: Ugh! They just keep popping up like weeds!
Suframare: There are so many, it's almost as if someone's calling them here. But why?
Katalina: There's no end to them!
Glum Man: Ha-ha! Come! Gather, my pretties! If it's food you want, I have plenty of it!
Glum Man: Heh-heh. Who would have thought that my failed fish food would end up being so useful?
Though confused by the sudden onslaught of monsters, (Captain) and the others rush to help Suframare and Vyrn take them on.
While the monsters come in great numbers, they're no problem for the combined might of (Captain)'s crew—but perhaps that's why one slips past.
Lyria: Suframare, are you all right?
Vyrn: Hey, Teach, get up!
Suframare: No! My parasol!
Suframare's parasol has been broken in the melee, and has thus lost its magical cooling abilities.
Katalina: Oh no! Suframare's parasol is ruined!
Vyrn: Hurry up and get in the shade! Before it's too late!
Suframare hesitates, but then she hears the cries of the tourists and runs right back into the fray.
Suframare: It's okay, Vyrn! Do you think I'll let a little sun stop me?
The Magic Parasol: Scene 3
When the heat finally causes Suframare to collapse, Vyrn uses his knowledge of magic to repair her parasol and save her. She's amazed by his accomplishment—especially because she couldn't have repaired it herself—and her parasol thus gains a new significance for her.
Suframare: Huff, huff...
The monsters continue to pour forth from the sea. Suframare has managed to continue fighting so far, but she's looking sicker by the second.
Vyrn: H-hey! Are you sure you're all right?
Finally succumbing to the heat, Suframare falls to her knees.
Katalina: Suframare! We have to cool her off now!
Suframare would probably be fine if the crew could get her into the water, but the horde of monsters makes it impossible to even get close.
Katalina: We need to get these monsters out of the way as quickly as we can!
Suframare: Huff, huff...
(Captain) and the others redouble their efforts against the monsters, spurned on by the ragged way Suframare is breathing.
Vyrn: We can't go on like this forever! Isn't there some other way?
I know! We can use ice magic!
I know! We can use ice magic!
Katalina: M-magic? You're absolutely right!
Vyrn: Just leave it to me! I can—
Katalina: (Captain), I'm counting on you! I'll hold the monsters back, so you cool her off with magic!
Vyrn: Hey, I can help by—
Lyria: (Captain), quick, before it's too late! Save Suframare!
Vyrn: But I...
The crew isn't actually trying to ignore Vyrn or dismiss his ability to help.
They just choose the best course of action for the situation—and that's exactly why Vyrn's feelings are hurt.
Vyrn's face is expressionless. He did literally everything in his power to help his friends, and no one so much as noticed.
Suframare: Huff... Huff...
Vyrn: It looks like I can't do anything. Even after all your lessons. I'm sorry, Teach.
Suframare: Huff... Huff... Ugh...
Vyrn: Huh? Did you say something?
Suframare: You can do it, Vyrn... You can...
Vyrn: Just hold on a bit longer! I'll save you!
Katalina: Hold on, Vyrn! We have to think about this rationally!
Vyrn: I can do this! I refuse to waste everything she taught me!
Suframare: You need to say the magic words... and wave the staff...
Vyrn: Here I go! This time I'll do it for sure!
Vyrn brandishes his staff with all his might, but there's not so much as a glimmer of magic.
Vyrn: Why isn't it working!
Suframare: D-don't give up... Try again...
Vyrn: I'll never give up!
But no matter how hard Vyrn tries, the staff refuses to respond to his will.
Glum Man: Ha-ha! That'll teach you, you lowly little lizard! Now your vacation is ruined!
Vyrn: Just shut up!
Vyrn: There must be something I can do!
Vyrn: Ah! I know!
Lyria: Ah! Suframare! She's awake!
Vyrn: Hey, Teach! You okay?
Suframare: Vyrn? Was I asleep? What happened?
Vyrn: Huh? You don't remember passing out from the heat?
Suframare: Oh, I think I do... My parasol got broken.
A shadow of resignation passes over Suframare's face as she looks down at her parasol.
Suframare: What? My parasol's been fixed?
Katalina: Yes, Vyrn fixed it. He apparently figured something out that enabled him to do it in no time. It was quite a shock.
Suframare: What? You did this, Vyrn? But how?
Vyrn: Hmm... To tell you the truth, I don't know myself. I guess I picked up a thing or two in our lessons.
Vyrn: Still, I would have rather used my magic to help you.
Suframare: I don't believe it.
Vyrn: Hey, don't tell me you didn't think I could help either.
Suframare: Oh, I didn't mean it like that!
Suframare: I'm just amazed that you managed to fix my parasol!
Suframare: You see, even I don't know how the parasol works!
Vyrn: What? But didn't you make the parasol yourself?
Suframare: Yes, but I never intended to spend much time here, so I didn't bother to record how I did it.
Suframare: I just tinkered until it worked, so I'm not actually sure how it does.
Vyrn: Huh, I guess even people like you get lazy sometimes.
Suframare: That's why I think it's so incredible that you were able to fix it just by looking at it! You must be some kind of genius, Vyrn!
Vyrn: Ha-ha! You're making me blush!
Vyrn: I'm just glad to see you're okay.
Suframare: Thank you, Vyrn. You saved my life.
Suframare: Hee-hee... Since you fixed it, I'll treasure it always.
Vyrn and Suframare continue with their lessons the following day.
Vyrn doesn't quite manage to learn to do magic on Venera Beach, but he learns something far more important: he learns to believe in himself.