Winter Night Practice, Meow!
Clarisse teaches Sen how to fire up the crowd when she enters the duel. Sen has a bad case of stage fright at first, but she vows to overcome it for Ladiva and the crew.
The crew is visiting the casino liner for this year's special winter event.
Sen: Sen here! Um... happy holidays!
Sen: Er... Oh! L-let's all enjoy a fun-filled night, meow...
Clarisse: You call that an entrance? I could barely hear you! It needs more kapow!
Clarisse: Your entrance's gotta be big and flashy, full of spirit and energy! Badaboom!
Sen: Bada... boom?
Clarisse: Hmm... Let me show you how it's done! Watch carefully now!
Clarisse: Hold it right there!
Clarisse: It's that cutielicious girl you all know and love! Clarisse! Aaaw yeah!
Clarisse: And I'm gonna take you down! Everyone on my count—one, two, kapow!
Sen: Wow! That was so cool!
Clarisse: See? Now that's how you accept a challenge.
Sen: Now I get it! Okay, I'll give it a try!
Preparations for the event are underway as the crew approaches the casino liner's back entrance.
Sen is scheduled to participate in a special duel, and Clarisse is showing her how to make her entrance.
Clarisse: The important thing is to have fun out there, so I think you'll be all right, Sen! I know it'll go well!
A few hours earlier.
Ladiva: Sen, honey, you're our late entry for this year's tournament. Do your best.
Sen: I will! I'm looking forward to it! I can handle myself in a fight, so I'll be all right!
Ladiva: There you go! Sweep all the spectators off their feet with your passion.
Sen: Huh? There are going to be people watching me?
Ladiva: Of course, silly! They're all boiling with excitement to see your sizzling bout!
Sen: Oh no... But I'm not good with crowds!
Ladiva: Oh dear, is that right? Hmm, what are we going to do?
Ladiva: It's too bad you feel that way. My intuition tells me you were destined to become a beacon of love.
Vyrn: Huh? How do you know that?
Ladiva: You get a feel for it when you've seen as many duels as I have. You can't fool these eyes!
Ladiva: And right now I can feel Sen's burning passion.
Sen: My passion?
Ladiva: Yes. It's still more of a fuzz ball right now, but in time I know you'll polish it into a bright, shiny diamond!
Sen: You really think so?
Lyria: Heehee. It must be true if Ladiva says so.
Ladiva: Oh, you're such a charmer, Lyria. But we still have the problem of Sen's stage fright.
Ladiva: I wish I could give you my special training, but I still have to finish setting up the arena...
Clarisse: Whoa, is the party over here now? I want in, I want in!
The others fill Clarisse in on the details.
Clarisse: Ahaaa. I see how it is.
Clarisse: Well, now you've got a cutielicious trainer in your corner! We're gonna bring down the house!
Sen: Yeah! Teach me everything you know, Clarisse!
Time passes as Sen begins her special training with Clarisse.
Vyrn: Heyo! How's it going? Is Sen ready for the big time?
Sen: Oh, hi, Vyrn. How are the preparations coming along?
Vyrn: It looks great out there. Arulumaya and Ladiva really outdid themselves this time.
Clarisse: Oh yeah? Well, Sen and I have been goin' all out too! She's gonna kick butt!
Vyrn: Haha! If you say so! You really think you're ready, Sen?
Sen: My heart's pounding like crazy, but it's felt like a mini-party with everyone helping me.
Sen: Clarisse has given me so many tips, and you've all been so helpful!
Sen: I won't let it go to waste! I won't let you down today!
Vyrn: Hehe! She's all fired up! I guess she's grown up a bit.
Clarisse: She'd better have, because I'm gonna be her opponent tomorrow! I won't go easy on you, Sen!
Sen: I'll take everything you throw at me! Everyone's going to remember this year's winter gala!
Clarisse: Good, that's the spirit. Okay, I think Ladiva needs me for something. Bye now!
Sen: Bye! Thank you for the pointers!
Clarisse leaves and Sen asks if she can show off the results of her training.
Vyrn: Sure, go for it! The more people you do it for, the better!
Sen: Okay! Here I go!
Sen: Haaappy winter, everyone! It's my time to shine! Let me hear you scream my name: Sen! Meow!
Sen: So what do you think?
Choose: It was cute! Can't wait for tomorrow!
- It was cute! Can't wait for tomorrow!
- Put some more oomph in your meow!
Sen: Hehehe. Thanks a lot, (Captain)! You've made my day!
Sen: I don't think I'll completely get over the butterflies in my stomach, but I'll give it all I've got! So please cheer loudly for me!
Sen: If you're there to support me, then I'll definitely make it to the top!
Sen: I'm going to follow Ladiva's words.
Sen: And show everyone my passion!Choose: Put some more oomph in your meow!
Sen: O-okay.... Meeyow! Like that?
Vyrn: There you go! I think she's ready.
Sen: I'm going to follow Ladiva's words.
Sen: And show everyone my passion!Continue 1
Vyrn: Hehe! Good luck!
Lyria: Teehee. I'll be cheering you on from the front row!
The crew smiles at Sen, knowing she's trying her best despite her obvious nervousness.
But Sen's perseverance is sure to set the hearts of the crowd ablaze.
I'm Senta Claws, Meow!
Sierokarte hands each crew member a list of valued customers to deliver gifts of appreciation to. Sen sets off for her first delivery, but her bag of presents is snatched away by monsters.
As the long-awaited holiday season approaches, the crew receives a letter from Sierokarte asking for their help.
Sierokarte: I'm sorry to ask this of you so suddenly, but I'd like you to make a few deliveries to my highly-valued customers.
Lyria: Oooh! They're presents from Siero and Santa!
Sen: Sanda Craws! I know him! He's the boss of the sled festival, right?
Sierokarte: Hoho, you're close, but it's pronounced Santa Claus. Only Sen would have the sense to say something so sensational... Hehehe.
Vyrn: There she goes again. Anyway, where do you want us to take this stuff?
Sierokarte: I've got it marked right here.
Sierokarte pulls out a map and a long list of addresses. She divides the list among the crew in order to speed up the deliveries.
Vyrn: All right, meet back at the Grandcypher when you're done!
Sen: Okay! I'll be back before you know it!
They all split off and enthusiastically head for the first delivery on each of their respective lists.
Sen: Nooo! You can't take those presents! Give them back!
Sen: Meow you're asking for it! Here I come!
I'm Senta Claws, Meow!: Scene 2
Sen's first stop is an orphanage where she is beset by a horde of excited children, causing her to flee. When Sen realizes she forgot to deliver the presents, she plunges down the orphanage chimney, sets the gifts by the tree, and leaves without a trace.
Sen recovers the presents and arrives at the first stop on her list, an orphanage.
Sen: Wow, this building is huge... Gulp...
Sen: I'm not good with little kids, but I can't let everyone down!
Sen: H-hello? I'm Sen from the Knickknack Shack. I brought some presents for you.
Caretaker: My goodness, what a cute Santa! Thank you for coming out all this way. Please give my regards to Siero.
Sen: Heehee. 'Tis the season!
Caretaker: Come now, let's get you out of the cold. Hang on, I'll bring you a cup of tea.
Sen: Oh, thank you!
Child 1: Whoa! Santa's here!
Child 2: Hey, she's got cat ears! Is she Santa's cat?
Sen: Um, no... My name is Sen.
Sen: Yeow! Don't pull my ears!
Child 1: Wowie, you've got awesome hands, Santa! Can I touch them?
Sen: Huh? Uh...
Caretaker: Mind your manners, children. Play nicely now, okay?
Sen grows increasingly flustered as a tide of eager children envelop her.
Sen: I... I... I'm sorry!
Sen bolts from the orphanage, unable to bear the attention any longer.
Child 2: Aww! Santa ran away!
Sen: Huff... Huff... Phew, I knew little kids were scary...
Sen: Oh no! I forgot to deliver the presents!
Sen: I have to go back there, don't I? But I don't really want to...
Sen: Oh? That might work!
Sen notices the chimney atop the orphanage and immediately leaps onto the roof. She peers down into the dark vent.
Sen: I think I can squeeze down here and leave the presents without anyone seeing me!
Sen gathers her courage and plunges into the chimney.
Sen: Mmm... It's warm and cozy in here. Too bad about the smoky smell though.
Sen crawls down to the hearth with ease. She peeks out of the fireplace to make sure no one is around.
Once the coast is clear, she quickly stacks the presents next to a large fir tree.
Sen: They can't miss them if I put the presents here.
Sen: Happy holidays! Phew!
Her mission complete, Sen shoots back up and out the chimney.
Child 1: Wahoo! Presents from Santa!
Caretaker: Don't forget to thank Santa, children.
Child 2: Thank you, Santa!
Sen continues down her list of deliveries, hopping from one address to the next.
Sen: Brrr... It's gotten a little chilly. Maybe I didn't bundle up enough.
Sen: I wonder if the others are done already? I need to pick up the pace...
Thief: Sorry, you old maid, but I could use this more than you!
Old Woman: Dearie me! That was for my grandchild! Give it back!
Thief: What the!
Old Woman: Gasp! Who are you?
Sen: I'll get it back for you! It's dangerous, so please stay where you are!
I'm Senta Claws, Meow!: Scene 3
Sen spends a relaxing afternoon at the home of an old woman before completing the rest of her deliveries. Sen's lateness worries the crew members and they set out to find her. When they finally return they find her romping with a ball of yarn.
The old woman invites Sen to her home as thanks for apprehending the thief.
Old Woman: Sen, was it? Thank you so much, dearie. I don't have much, but please make yourself at home.
Sen: Thank you!
Sen: Um, what's that, ma'am?
Old Woman: This is a table that's heated underneath, and the blanket spread over it keeps the heat in. Stick your legs in and see for yourself.
Sen: I've never seen anything like this before!
Sen's eyes are wide with wonder. She daintily slips under the blanket and starts to become drowsy as soon as the warmth hits her feet.
Sen: Mewow... It's like a warm summer's day!
Old Woman: I'm glad you like it. You know what you remind of? A cute little cat that's all curled up by the fire.
Sen: Do cats like to sleep under here?
Old Woman: You couldn't drag them away, hehe. Yep, they won't budge, no siree.
Sen: I see... Yawn... Oh well, if that makes me a cat, then I guess I'm a cat...
Old Woman: Well said, hehehe. Sleep tight, dearie.
Wrapped in a blanket of warmth, Sen's eyelids grow heavier, and she finally drifts off into a deep sleep.
Meanwhile on the Grandcypher.
Vyrn: Hmm... Sen's late.
Lyria: Something must've happened to her!
Vyrn: Really? If that's true, then we gotta go find her, (Captain)!
Sen: Wow, I didn't know you shopped at the Knickknack Shack!
Old Woman: So Siero asked you to be her Santa this year. Thank you for coming all the way out to see me.
Feeling rested from her afternoon nap, Sen hands over the presents from Sierokarte.
Sen: Your house is as warm as a sunny day at the beach. Thank you for having me over.
Old Woman: You're welcome. Here, I have a small gift for you too.
Sen: Ooh, can I really have this? Thank you!
Sen: I love this heated table! I'm going to tell (Captain) all about it!
Old Woman: Don't forget to tell Siero I said hello.
Sen: I will! I'm leaving now, good-bye!
Sen: I will! I'm leaving now, good-bye!
Sen bids farewell and starts heading for the Grandcypher. She has a difficult time walking straight due to the sheer number of gifts given to her by grateful customers.
Sen: Oof, I can barely carry all of these. I bet the crew's going to be super happy.
Sen: I want to give everyone something too. Hm, what would make a good gift from me...
As she contemplates what to give the crew, a large leaf lands on her head.
Sen: This is one big leaf...
Sen: Meow! I just had a great idea. Just you wait and see, (Captain)!
Lyria: Oh, where could Sen have gone?
Vyrn: We've searched all over, but there's no sign of her.
Vyrn: What was that?
Sen: Hey, (Captain), Lyria, Vyrn. Welcome back.
When the crew rushes to the loud crash that came from the deck, they see Sen's head sticking out from under a mountain of presents with an apologetic look on her face.
Lyria: Gasp! Sen? When did you get back?
Vyrn: And what exactly are you doing?
Sen: Sorry, I just got back. I thought I saw a ball of yarn somewhere in the presents...
Sen: I tried to pull it out, but I somehow got all tangled up in it!
Sen: I'll get myself out of this in half a jiff! Hang on a second... Um... Ooh...
Sen: Ack! I think I made it worse! This yarn is incredible...
Lyria: Oh, Sen... Stay still. We'll untangle you!
Sen: Sorry... Thanks, Lyria.
Vyrn: Why do you have so many gifts anyway? Are these leftovers from the Knickknack Shack?
Sen: No. When I delivered Siero's presents, the customers each gave me something back as thanks.
Vyrn: Whoa, really? We were really worried when you didn't come back, but I guess there was nothing to worry about.
Sen: Oops, sorry... I'll make sure to finish more quickly next time! Um, there's one more thing...
Lyria: What is it?
Sen: I wanted everyone in the crew to have this. It's a present from me... meow.
Sen reaches into the pile of gifts and hesitantly pulls out a giant hog.
Sen: I also made a card for you. See?
Sen timidly gives the crew a large leaf with Happy Winter written on it.
Lyria: Gasp! What a beautiful card!
Sen: It's really cold today, so how about we warm ourselves up with a big pot of hog stew?
Sen: I think you'd all like it. The cold will be gone in no time!
Choose: I think this calls for a meow.
- I think this calls for a meow.
- Good work out there... meow.
Sen: Again? Well, okay, if you say so... meow.
Sen: Is that good enough, meow? Come on, this is embarrassing...
Sen: I'm going to start making the hog stew right away! Don't eat anything else before it's ready!Choose: Good work out there... meow.
Sen: Wah! You make a good cat, (Captain)! Meow!
Sen: Aww, you made me meow again...
Vyrn: Haha! She really is just like a cat!
Sen: I'm going to start making the hog stew right away! Don't eat anything else before it's ready!Continue 1
The smile on Sen's face, with her rosy cheeks and nose of red, stirs feelings of tranquility within the crew members.
That tranquility seems to gently illuminate the cold winter night.