Once Upon a Breeze
While vacationing in Auguste, (Captain) and the crew notice that Siegfried is giving the tourists a fright in his regular armor. They convince him to look for suitable summer wear and end up at a shop that sells traditional summer attire called yukata. Siegfried soon finds an outfit there that's the perfect fit.
(Captain) and the crew, along with Siegfried, are getting some rest and relaxation on Benthic Island, one of the islands among the Auguste Isles.
But as to be expected, Siegfried is drawing some unwanted attention at the beach wearing his usual armor.
Siegfried: Hm... Looks all clear around here too.
Tourist 1: Eek! What's with the guy in all that armor?
Tourist 2: This is an island resort! Why wear a dark, heavy getup like that?
Vyrn: Uh-oh... Siegfried's spooky vibe is at it again.
Lyria: Yeah... I hope he doesn't get caught up in anything because of it.
Worried about what trouble might come, (Captain) and the crew decide to talk to Siegfried.
Siegfried: Hm? What are you and the crew doing here, (Captain)?
Vyrn: Listen, we were thinking maybe you could loosen up a little since we're on vacation and all!
Siegfried: Loosen up? I don't know about that. An enemy could show up anytime and anywhere.
Lyria: Yeah, but... isn't it hot walking around in armor?
Siegfried: Humph! It's like a second skin to me, so I've hardly noticed.
Siegfried: Hm? What's with that face, (Captain)?
(Captain) tells Siegfried about the tourists who were frightened by the armor.
Siegfried: Hm... I didn't think I'd come off like that to other people...
Siegfried: Mmm. It wasn't my intent, but something should be done about it...
(Captain) suggests that they look together for summer clothes to suit Siegfried.
Siegfried: I see... Then thank you, (Captain). I appreciate the help!
And so (Captain) and the crew take Siegfried along to shop for a new outfit.
Siegfried, (Captain), and the crew visit a row of shops along the beachfront.
Vyrn: Hey! I think these funky-patterned pants would look neat on you!
Siegfried: Hm... Funky pants? How about something cooler for the weather?
Vyrn: Hmmm... But can we find something like that in your size?
Siegfried: You have a point. It's not easy to find clothes in the right fit.
Lyria: Oh! How about this? It's a shirt with puppies on it!
Siegfried: Puppies? Well, I do like dogs.
Lyria: Hm... But maybe it's just a little too cutesy for you, Siegfried.
Siegfried: Too cutesy, you say... Not sure what to make of that.
They each continue searching for something just right for their armor-clad crew member but come up empty-handed.
(Captain), Vyrn, and Lyria are about half-way into combing through a clothes rack when Vyrn notices something.
Vyrn: Wait... Where did Siegfried go?
Lyria: You're right. He's disappeared on us!
Vyrn: Hold on. You don't think he went and got himself lost, do ya?
They call his name in hopes he'll answer from somewhere nearby.
Siegfried: (Captain), I'm right over here!
Siegfried comes over with something in his hands.
Siegfried: I'm looking at these bargain pieces from a store across the way.
Siegfried: This is called a mankini, and then there's this rainbow fundoshi...
Siegfried: But which do you think would look best on me, (Captain)?
Siegfried holds up both pieces of clothing with a genuine smile on his face, blissfully unaware of the implications of his wearing either item.
Choose: The mankini, I guess...
- The mankini, I guess...
- The f-fundoshi... I guess.
Siegfried: Hm... I see. Then I'll go try this on in the dressing room over there.
Siegfried disappears behind the curtain without another word.
After a few minutes, he asks for the final verdict.
Siegfried: What do you think?
Lyria: Wow! It fits like a glove and makes you look so cool!
Vyrn: Yeah! It definitely fits like a glove—that's for sure!
Vyrn: Makes you look pretty manly, but I dunno...
Siegfried: Hm... Then I suppose I'll go with this one.Choose: The f-fundoshi... I guess.
Siegfried: Ah... Just from looking at the cloth, I can sense the tailor's pride in making this.
Siegfried disappears behind the curtain without another word.
After a few minutes, he asks for the final verdict.
Siegfried: Well? What do you think?
Lyria: The fit looks so smooth, but seems wild and free!
Vyrn: You said it! I can't put my finger on it, but I get this powerful thirst for freedom and—
Vyrn: Wait! What am I sayin'?
Siegfried: Hm... Then I guess this is the one.Continue 1
Siegfried is on his way to pay the clerk for the item when an unexpected voice calls out.
Jin: Hm? Well if it isn't (Captain) and the crew! What are you up to?
(Captain) tells Jin that they've been looking for some new clothes for Siegfried.
Jin: Ah... I think I understand the problem here. And if that's the case, then I know just the place for you to check out, Siegfried.
Vyrn: Oh, yeah? That'll be a big help!
Jin: Now then, let's not waste any time! Follow me!
Siegfried: Right behind you!
They return the items to the store before heading away from the row of shops.
Vyrn: Too bad those shops didn't have what we were looking for...
Lyria: But you seem like you're enjoying our shopping trip, Siegfried!
Siegfried: Yes. It's not often that I get to take time and choose my attire so carefully.
Siegfried: Spending time with all of you on this little task has truly meant a lot to me.
Before long, Jin leads them to a curious shop.
Siegfried: Jin, what kind of store is this?
Jin: It's a specialty shop for yukata.
Lyria: Yukata? What's that?
Jin: Excellent question! A yukata is casual attire worn during the summer in my homeland.
Jin: It's made from woven silk, so it's both soft to the touch and breathable. It's the perfect outfit for hot weather!
Jin: The style is casual with just a hint of refinement, so I think it's just what you're looking for, Siegfried.
Siegfried: To think I'd come across a find like this... I'm grateful for your expert eye, Jin.
Jin: No, no! It's nothing! Now let's find some garments just right for Siegfried!
Vyrn and Lyria: We're on it!
They all begin searching for the perfect outfit for Siegfried.
As they pore over designs and materials, they look around the shop for accessories as well.
Vyrn: Ooh! How about this pattern? It'll look fantastic on you!
Lyria: Yeah! And this fabric is light and airy too!
Jin: Ah! Have we finally narrowed down the choices?
Siegfried: Whew... Now what do you want me to try on next?
Despite constantly going in and out of the dressing room, Siegfried seems pleased about it all.
After some time Siegfried dons the most splendid ensemble put together through their efforts.
Vyrn: Heh-heh! I think we finally found a winner!
Lyria: Yep! I feel like this is the best outfit we'll see!
Jin: I had you try this one on knowing it would be the one for you.
After hearing all this, (Captain) waits eagerly for Siegfried to appear.
Just then (Captain) notices that the shuffling behind the curtain has stopped.
Vyrn: I think he's ready!
Lyria: It looks like he's stopped moving around in the dressing room there!
Jin: So... what do you think?
Siegfried: Sorry it took so long...
Siegfried: Mmm-hm... And with this I can still carry my sword, so it's just what I'm looking for.
Siegfried: So, (Captain)... How do I look?
Choose: You look terrific!
- You look terrific!
Vyrn: We got it right this time! It looks like it was made just for you!
Lyria: Yeah! It looks great! And you look so cool!
Jin: I knew it was right on the mark! I'm glad I could be of help this once!
Siegfried: Humph... You'll have me blushing soon enough with all these compliments.
Siegfried: Thank you, (Captain). All of you.
At that moment a soft breeze blows through the shop.
The cool breeze gently strokes their cheeks, a quiet reminder of the nearing summer sunset.
Siegfried attempts to build a sand castle with Danua and her puppet friends, but they're not getting anywhere. When Sara and Graphos pass by, Siegfried enlists their help. With the castle completed, Siegfried leads everyone, including (Captain), on a shoreline search for sea creatures.
Gretel: Hey, Danua! This tower is about to topple over!
Hansel: Hm... And this castle wall here won't hold up much longer either.
Gretel: You can't start decorating with shells until you fix this crack here!
Hansel: Forget it. The gate's all crumbled. This castle's as good as gone.
Danua: Urgh... Waaah...
Siegfried: Ha-ha! It's all right, Danua.
Siegfried: If it falls then we'll just make another one.
Gretel: Hey, Siegfried! You keep babyin' her like that and we'll never get this sand castle finished!
Fearing a scolding from Gretel, Danua is hiding behind Siegfried in the shadow of his large frame.
Hansel: Hm... Looks like Danua's taken a real liking to him.
Today Siegfried is busy making a sand castle with Danua, Hansel, and Gretel.
But as time passes, signs of ever finishing the structure are nowhere in sight.
Sara: Huh? Is that Danua and Siegfried?
Siegfried: Oh, it's you, Sara! You came at just the right time.
Sara: What's everyone up to here?
Siegfried: Actually, I'm trying to build a sand castle with Danua and her friends, but it's not going so well.
Siegfried: We could sure use some help from you and Graphos if you can spare it. Would you mind?
Sara: No, not at all! Right, Graphos?
Sara: Sounds like Graphos wants to help too!
Siegfried: Thanks, you two. I couldn't ask for better help for the job.
Siegfried: Now then, let's switch gears and build a better castle!
Everyone: All right!
This time under Sara's careful direction, they begin working on a castle.
Sara: Let's see... If the sand we use is wet enough, then it'll be harder for it to crack.
Sara: Right! So it'd be best to mix this sand with some more water.
Siegfried: Good! Then Graphos and I will go fetch some water.
Gretel: Okay! We'll handle things here!
Hansel: Be sure and take your time with it.
Time passes quickly as the castle-building pleasantries continue.
Sara: Yep... It's finally finished!
Gretel: Ha-ha! Look what you can do when you put your mind to it!
Hansel: You said it. It's completely different from before.
Sara: That's right! All thanks to the castle leader, Princess Danua...
Sara: I'm sorry! Just now, I... I called her a princess...
Hansel: Mhm... Uh-huh... Danua says don't worry, she doesn't mind.
Gretel: Ha-ha! In fact, she likes it!
Sara: Then it's all thanks to you, Princess Danua, that we made such a pretty castle!
Siegfried grins as he watches the two girls getting along so well.
Siegfried: I think you all did great.
Siegfried: Especially you, Danua, since you wouldn't give up believing in yourself no matter how hard it got.
Siegfried: And you were a big help too, Hansel and Gretel, for helping Danua without complaint.
Gretel: Well, of course! We're always lookin' after her!
Hansel: Hm... Except one of us was loudly squabbling with Danua earlier, but we'll pretend that didn't happen.
Siegfried: And you, Sara...
Siegfried: I appreciate you working with us at our pace, considering Graphos could do it all in a blink of an eye.
Sara: Well... I mean...
Siegfried: Because of you, the time we spent on this undertaking has truly meant a lot to me. Thank you.
Sara: I should be thanking you! For letting me hang out with all of you!
Siegfried: We make the best team!
Hansel: Mhm... Uh-huh... Danua wants to know what we're up to next.
Siegfried: Next? How about we go and observe the sea life found around the coastline?
Gretel: Ha-ha! Danua's rarin' to go!
Siegfried: Good. Then I'll lead the way.
Siegfried: Sara, will you come along too?
Sara: Huh? Is it okay if I come with you?
Siegfried: Of course it is!
Siegfried: You stuck with us through building a sand castle! There's no need to be shy now.
Siegfried: All right, Danua and Sara. Now follow me!
Sara: Okay! Here we go, Graphos!
Nearby, (Captain) and the crew are watching Siegfried, Danua, and Sara hanging out together happily.
(Captain) can't help but smile at the peaceful scene playing out on the beach.
Vyrn: Heh-heh! They're really getting along!
Lyria: Yeah! And it looks like they're having so much fun!
Siegfried walks over to them with a gentle grin on his face.
Siegfried: Hey guys, would you like to come along with us?
Vyrn: Yep! Count me in!
Lyria: Let's go too, (Captain)!
(Captain) nods at Siegfried in answer, smiling ear to ear.
Siegfried: Thanks. And I'm counting on you to help keep things in line.
And so (Captain) and the crew follow Siegfried on a sea life search along the shore.
Summer Chaperon: Scene 2
At Danua and Sara's request, Siegfried escorts them to a festival nearby, along with (Captain) and the crew. The two girls play a cork gun game, but, after realizing the game is rigged, Siegfried helps the two girls win a prize. Afterwards they all hold hands and walk home like one big family.
Siegfried has finished leading everyone in their coastline search for sea creatures.
They're all taking a pleasant walk along the beach.
Hansel: Mhm... Uh-huh... Danua says she hears sounds coming from over there.
Sara: Actually... something does sound a bit noisy coming from that direction.
Gretel: Hey, look! There's a crowd of people there too!
Siegfried: It looks like there's a festival being held...
Hansel: Mhm... Uh-huh... Danua says she wants to check out the festival!
Sara: A festival, huh? If it's all right, I'd like to go too.
Siegfried: Then let's all go have a look. What do you say, (Captain)?
Choose: We might as well!
- We might as well!
Sara: Yay! Looks like Danua can't wait to see the festival either!
Siegfried: That settles it. Let's head on over to the festivities.
On arriving at the site, they're floored by the sheer number of people there.
Siegfried: Danua and Sara... I wouldn't want you getting lost, so do you mind holding onto my hands?
Danua and Sara bashfully hold out their hands to Siegfried.
Siegfried: This isn't my first time at a festival. I promise there's nothing to worry about here.
Siegfried: So there's no need to be anxious!
With hands linked, Siegfried escorts the girls through the festival area.
Hansel: Mhm... Uh-huh... Danua says—
Siegfried: That she wants to eat a crepe, right?
Gretel: Yeah! You're a mind reader!
Siegfried: Humph... Call it a lucky guess!
Siegfried: How about you, Sara? Would you like a crepe?
Sara: I'd love to try one!
Siegfried: Then I'll buy one for all of us. Everyone, come and pick a flavor.
Vyrn: Wow! Are you sure? You're a swell guy, Siegfried!
Lyria: Yay! Thanks, Siegfried!
Siegfried buys everyone a crepe and they gobble them up in delight.
After stuffing their cheeks with crepes, they continue walking through the festival.
Sara: Does that say... cork gun game?
Siegfried: That's right. Would you two like to give it a try?
Sara: I want to try it!
Siegfried: All right. Let's go over and play.
Siegfried pays the booth attendant so both Sara and Danua can play.
Attendant: All righty! You little ladies ready to give it your best shot?
Sara: I'm ready!
Attendant: Good, good! Just aim for the prize you want. If ya knock it down, you can take it home with ya!
Danua: Too hard...
Sara: How should I do it?
Siegfried: First you need to ready the gun by pulling the slide as hard as you can.
Sara: The slide? Got it!
Siegfried: Then you cork the barrel from this end. Try to pick a smooth cork.
Siegfried: Then, with your arms at your sides, hold the gun steady against your shoulder. Look through the scope to aim for the prize, and pull the trigger.
Siegfried: Now try it for yourselves. It's best to learn by doing it.
Taking his advice to heart, Danua and Sara ready their guns and aim for the same prize.
Sara: Yeah... It's not easy to hit the mark.
Attendant: Come on now! Don't hold back! The prizes are here for the takin'!
Sara: Me neither. I'm sorry, Siegfried...
Siegfried: Hm... Well you two are smart to aim for the big prize, so shall I give you some tips?
Sara and Danua nod eagerly in answer.
Siegfried: Now pay attention... You've got to get the prize well within your sight.
Siegfried: A big prize like that one won't fall even if you hit it right in the middle.
Siegfried: It's weak spot is really on the top left side, so you aim for it from a bottom right angle.
Sara: The top left side... From the bottom right angle...
Siegfried: You've got it? There's no need to knock it down by force. You need only to turn it.
Siegfried: And be sure to aim a little higher than the target, taking air resistance into account.
Siegfried: Now if you're ready, wait for my signal and slowly pull the trigger.
After helping the two with their aim, Siegfried stands behind them and begins the countdown.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Go!
Danua and Sara pull their triggers at the same time.
The two corks go flying and knock the prize off balance just as planned.
The prize falls in a perfect arc to the table below.
Sara: We did it! We got the prize, Danua! Look, Siegfried!
Siegfried: Good job, you two. That was quite a feat.
Attendant: What! How did you... There's no way it could fall!
Siegfried: Humph... I'm sure you made that one trickier to get than the others, but you underestimated us this time.
Attendant: Ha... Ha-ha... D-don't listen to your dad, girls! I'd never do such a thing!
Attendant: Hey, I'll even give ya another prize on the house! Be sure an' share it as a family, okay?
Siegfried: Oh, many thanks! While you're at it...
Siegfried: Let's include some prizes for the other kids behind me.
Attendant: S-sorry? The other kids?
Vyrn: Whoa! Are we gonna get some free stuff too?
Lyria: Yay! Thanks a bunch!
Attendant: I g-gotcha! But I'm only doing this for you!
Siegfried: Much obliged.
With a wide grin on his face, Siegfried leans toward the attendant and begins to whisper.
Siegfried: I'll overlook the trick you pulled, but only because these kids are around.
Siegfried: But the next time I see you pulling a hustle like that, I won't be so kind.
Attendant: U-understood... I'll stop that from now on...
Siegfried: Shall we go then, everybody?
They all leave the booth with a prize in hand.
Sara: Our dad, huh?
Siegfried: Ah... I suppose it wasn't right to lie and go along with what he said about being your father.
Siegfried: I apologize if it that upset you two.
Sara: No, please don't apologize.
Hansel: Mhm... Uh-huh... Danua says she was happy when he called you all a family.
Gretel: Ha-ha-ha! But you make an interesting family seeing as none of you look alike!
Sara: Even so, I was happy to hear it.
Sara: And that includes Graphos. Right?
Siegfried: Well, Sara and Danua, if you're willing to put up with a man like me, I'll play the part anytime.
Sara: Wh-what do you mean a man like you?
Sara: You're strong, kind, and you know...
Sara: Wait, never mind!
Gretel: Look! Danua wants you all to hold hands as a family!
Vyrn: Well, it'll keep us all from getting lost at least!
Lyria: And we are like one big family!
Siegfried: You too, (Captain). Give me your hand.
Beaming ear to ear, (Captain) holds out a hand to Siegfried.
And like a picturesque family, they walk down the path home together.
Summer Chaperon: Scene 3
(Captain) and the crew decide to stick around the beach for the Flower of Light festival before going home, but the fireworks show is delayed. Siegfried goes to find out the problem and hears that a monster offshore is threatening the show. He sets off to get rid of the monster.
While walking back, (Captain) and the crew see spectators who've gathered for the Flower of Light festival.
They decide to stick around for this festival as well before returning home.
But it's well past the festival's start time, and not a single firework can be seen in the sky.
Sara: Hmmm... No fireworks yet.
Siegfried: Mmm... They should've begun quite a while ago too.
Hansel: Hm? Looks like a crowd is gathering way over there...
Siegfried: I'll go and take a look.
Siegfried: Could you stay here, (Captain), and keep everyone together?
(Captain) nods back confidently.
Siegfried: I'll be back.
Siegfried disappears into the crowd.
Festival Official 1: With that monster showing up offshore, we'll just have to cancel the festival.
Festival Official 2: Yep. If we make a wrong move, we risk sinking the boats out there.
Siegfried: Hm... I see. I think I've got a solution.
Festival Official 1: And who are you?
Siegfried: Just a passerby! But believe me when I say it's too soon to give up.
Festival Official 2: Hey, what's a nobody like you talking about? You haven't even seen the monster that—
Siegfried: And a boat's... right over there. I'll bring it right back!
Festival Official 1: Hey! Did you hear what I said?
Siegfried ignores the two as he hops aboard a boat to take it offshore.
Festival Official 2: He's long gone...
Siegfried steers his boat toward the other festival boats carrying pyrotechnicians.
Siegfried: All right... This should be the area, I think...
Pyrotechnician: Hey, you! What're you doin' over here in a dinghy like that?
Siegfried: I came to get rid of the monsters delaying the festival.
Pyrotechnician: Don't be stupid! If you know what's good for ya then you'll scoot on outta here!
Pyrotechnician: Huh? Th-there's one now!
Crab of War: Blub blub...
Siegfried: Look, I've got nothing against you, but there are people excited for the festival to begin.
Crab of War: Blub blub!
Siegfried: So you need to leave... And I'll show you the way out!
Summer Chaperon: Scene 4
Having defeated the monster, Siegfried returns to the beach, but the crew is gloomy thinking that the festival is canceled. Siegfried encourages them not to give up, telling them to call forth the fireworks. After raising their voices, fireworks appear in the sky. (Captain) overhears tourists talking about a swordsman who saved the festival and realizes it was Siegfried. Siegfried asks (Captain) to keep his deed a secret between them.
Siegfried returns to the beach where (Captain) and the crew are waiting.
Siegfried: Hope I didn't take too long.
Vyrn: Hey! Where'd you go? Did you hear that they're calling off the festival?
Sara: It's too bad since everyone was really looking forward to it...
Danua: Too bad...
Siegfried: Now, wait. It's too soon to give up hope yet!
Siegfried: As long as you have faith, then those fireworks will light up the sky.
Siegfried: How about using your voice and telling the fireworks you won't give up on them?
Siegfried turns his face toward the sky in demonstration and raises his voice.
Siegfried: Great flowers of light! Burst high and bloom in beauty before our eyes!
Sara: Flowers of light! You can do it!
Gretel: Rise on up!
Hansel: Come on!
Vyrn: Hey! Sparkly things! We can't wait to see ya up there!
Lyria: Flowers of light! Please show yourselves!
Everyone, including (Captain), raises their voice to call forth the fireworks.
Just then a ball of light streaks into the air from offshore.
When it reaches the highest heights, a ring of fireworks bursts in the sky.
Sara: Wow! So these are fireworks? They're so pretty!
Siegfried: Indeed... They are beautiful flowers of light.
(Captain) asks Siegfried where he ran off to earlier.
Siegfried: Well... it turns out our three favorite goofs are festival first-timers too, so I just couldn't let you all miss out on it.
Siegfried: Hey, you three! We're over here.
Siegfried turns around and waves his hand, as if motioning to some people in the crowd.
Soon enough, Lancelot, Vane, and Percival can be seen carrying food and drinks.
Lancelot: Siegfried! Sorry we took so long!
Vane: Oh! You were with (Captain) and the crew all along!
Vane: Man, you wouldn't believe the lines back there! It took us forever to get all this!
Percival: Hey, Vane! Watch where you're going or you'll trip over your own paws!
Vane: Yeah, yeah, I hear ya! You're such a worrywart, Percy!
Percival: Humph. It's not you I'm worried about. It's the food we brought for everyone to eat.
Lancelot: You watch your step too, Percival! I don't want to get back in that line again.
Percival: Nonsense. I could carry all this blindfolded with no problem.
Lancelot: Ah! There's a huge crab by your foot!
Lancelot: Ha-ha! I'm just kidding! Relax!
Percival: Lancelot, you jerk!
Vane: Whoa, whoa, whoa! No pushing, Percy!
Vane: And hurry, Lancey! He's on a warpath!
The three meet up with the crew after navigating the crowd.
But just then Danua starts walking toward the shoreline.
Sara: Ah! Wait, Danua! Where are you going?
Hansel: Mhm... Uh-huh... Danua says she wants to go closer to see the fireworks.
Gretel: Hey now! You'll get lost going off by yourself like that!
Lyria: Vyrn! Let's follow Danua and Sara!
Vyrn: All righty! Count me in!
Vyrn and Lyria follow the two girls to the shore.
Siegfried: Listen, you three. I've got a favor to ask.
Lancelot: What is it?
Siegfried: I know you just got here, but I don't want those kids out there alone. Would you mind going with them?
Vane: No problem! We'll do it!
Percival: Humph... If you're going then I have no choice, seeing as I'll be the only adult there.
Lancelot: All right, Vane! Sounds like patrol duty!
Vane: You got it, Lancey! Call me chief of the beach patrol!
Percival: Who cares about that! Let's hurry and catch up to my royal subjects before we lose sight of them.
The three leave to catch up to the others headed for the shore.
Only (Captain) is left, standing quietly in the sand with Siegfried.
Siegfried: Why don't we have a seat somewhere, (Captain)?
Siegfried finds a terrace nearby and sits down.
(Captain) silently sits down next to him.
With eyes cast down, (Captain) tries to think of something to talk about in hopes of breaking the clumsy quiet between them.
But it's then when (Captain) notices small drops of water falling slowly from the sleeve of Siegfried's yukata.
Tourist 1: Oh, my! The festival wasn't canceled after all!
Tourist 2: Yup. I heard a crab of war was causin' trouble offshore, so they were gonna call it all off.
Tourist 1: I wonder what made them suddenly change their minds...
Tourist 2: Well, I heard from a pyrotech that this guy showed up with a huge sword and split that sucker in half!
Tourist 1: You're kidding! Breaking a shell like that is no easy feat! Who could've done something like that?
Tourist 2: Who knows? Before he knew it, the guy had already left without sayin' who he was.
Having finally understood where he disappeared to, (Captain) turns to Siegfried to speak.
But just then a huge explosion of fireworks sounds off in the sky, bathing Siegfried in light. (Captain) can only stare in wonder.
Siegfried winks at (Captain) and holds a finger to his smiling lips.
Choose: Our little secret, huh?
- Our little secret, huh?
Siegfried: That's right... And I'm forever grateful to you.
With a warmth in his eyes, Siegfried watches the fireworks as well as the crew in the distance as they slowly draw near.
Siegfried: It's gorgeous, (Captain).
Choose: It sure is...
- It sure is...
(Captain) watches as the fireworks burst, burn out, and burst again.
Wishing with each flash of light for this moment never to end.
(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.
Choose: Agreed. Let's get on it.
- Agreed. Let's get on it.
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)?
Choose: Of course!
- Of course!
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!
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.
Choose: That doesn't sound like a family to me.
- That doesn't sound like a family to me.
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.