While the crew rests on an island, Rosetta reunites with an old acquaintance. She once turned down his marriage proposal, but she accepts his second one with a suggestive smile.
Youth: I see... So you're leaving?
Rosetta: That's right. Tomorrow. How's that wound of yours?
Youth: All better! And who knows what would have happened to me without you... I can't thank you enough!
Rosetta: Don't worry about it. Just be more careful of monsters, okay? Take care.
Youth: Wait! Rosetta, won't you live here with me?
Rosetta: Huh? What's this all of a sudden?
Youth: I... I mean it, Rosetta... Please, will you marry me?
Rosetta: I see... Hee-hee... I'm flattered. Thank you.
Rosetta: Oh, the boldness of youth. Still, with passion like that, I'm sure you'll find a lovely girl.
Youth: It's that skyfarer, isn't it? The one you fight alongside...
Rosetta: Oh? You think we have that kind of relationship? Well... I suppose love really is blind.
Youth: Then why? I love you, Rosetta! I truly do!
Rosetta: Love, you say...
Well then, I'd better get going. Farewell.
The crew stops on an island for a few days to rest and replenish supplies.
(Captain), Vyrn, and Rosetta are on their way back from a downtown trip for supplies.
Rosetta: Dears, would you mind if we took a little break? My throat is feeling somewhat parched.
Vyrn: But didn't we just take a break? How can you be tired again already?
Rosetta: Because I'm just a delicate young maiden. Besides, don't you want to have a little more fun on our date with (Captain)?
Vyrn: Date? What do you mean? Still, I guess we do have time, so we could stop over there...
Vyrn: Huh? Isn't that Lyria? What's she doing here?
Lyria: Um... I'm sorry, but I'm already—
Young Man: I'm begging you! Having a drink with a cute girl like you would be a dream come true for me!
Lyria: Even so, I really must go...
Young Man: It won't take long. I know a place that has the best parfait. Let me show you!
Lyria: Maybe another time. I really have to go...
Young Man: Okay, how about this? I'll treat you to a deluxe parfait! It's a little expensive, but—
Rosetta: Lyria, my dear! Is everything all right here?
Young Man: Um... Are you perhaps Lyria's—
Rosetta: Did I hear something about a parfait? I happen to be free—would you be so kind as to treat me to one too?
Young Man: Ha-ha... I guess so... I suppose I could get one for each of you...
Rosetta: Oh? You sound a little unsatisfied. Don't you want me to show you how the grown-ups play?
Young Man: What? Oh, I mean, of course! That sounds amazing!
Rosetta: Hee-hee... Let's go then. You can get me a parfait and some green tea.
Young Man: Yes, ma'am! I was just a little surprised. Lyria's cute and all, but I didn't expect her mother to be so beautiful.
Young Man: Huh?
Rosetta: Mother, you say... How very hilarious you are.
Young Man: Um... Then why aren't you laughing?
Rosetta: I'm going to give you three seconds, and if you're still here after that... Well, you really don't want to find out.
Young Man: Eek! I'm sorry!
Vyrn: Wow... Don't think I've ever seen anyone run so fast...
Lyria: Phew... Thanks. You showed up just in time!
Rosetta: Don't mention it. I'm used to dealing with boys like that... Though I can't help but feel just a tad defeated.
Rosetta: Lyria, would you please come here a moment? As I thought... Silky smooth skin.
Lyria: Aahh! Stop it! That tickles!
Rosetta: And your hair flows so nicely. When you're a little older, you'll be getting marriage proposals wherever you go.
Lyria: Oh... But I'm sure you do better than I could...
Rosetta: Huh? You're wondering about little old me?
Lyria: Of course! You never talk about yourself, Rosetta!
Vyrn: Yeah! We don't even know if you're married!
Rosetta: I see... I suppose it's likely to be married at my age.
Lyria: What? Are you saying you are?
Rosetta: But if I were married, how could I travel with all of you like this?
Vyrn: You have a point... So are you married or not?
Rosetta: Haven't I told you before? Secrets make a woman that much more alluring.
Lyria: Aw... So you still won't tell us...
Boy: Um... Excuse me, but are you Rosetta?
Rosetta: Huh? I am, but how did you know?
Boy: Um... I have a letter for you! A man from the next town over asked me to give it to you.
Rosetta: A letter? Well, thank you very much.
Vyrn: Oooh, it sure is fancy-lookin'!
Rosetta: It must be a love letter of some kind, but who could it be from...
Lyria: What's wrong? Is it really a love letter?
Rosetta: Not exactly... But I remember now. I have been to this island before...
Rosetta: A love for the ages, it seems.
Vyrn: Huh? What does that mean?
Rosetta: Oh, nothing. I'm just going to have to visit the next town over. I apologize, but could you take this bag for me?
Lyria: Sure... See you later.
Vyrn: Did you see that? I bet it was really a love letter! She's such a heartbreaker!
Lyria: Yeah! Though she did look a little surprised...
Vyrn: This is the chance we've been waiting for! If I tail her, we could uncover one of her secrets!
Lyria: What? I don't know if you should...
Vyrn: Ain't ya at least a little curious? She said something about a love for the ages... She must be visiting an old flame!
Lyria: Hmm... Well, that does make me curious...
Vyrn: Heh-heh... Then it's time for a little spy action!
Rosetta goes to a large mansion in the next town and meets a man she seems to know. Vyrn watches through a window...
Gentleman: Still as beautiful as ever... Truly, you haven't changed in the slightest.
Rosetta: Hee-hee... Thank you. I'm so glad I opted for this old dress when I saw your name.
Vyrn: Heh-heh... Rosetta's all dressed up. There's definitely something goin' on between her and this guy.
Gentleman: Ahh, seeing you again... I haven't felt this young in ages. I've been dreaming of this moment for years.
Rosetta: What a coincidence. I feel the same way.
Gentleman: Truly? It makes me so very glad to hear that.
Gentleman: Rosetta... I just can't seem to forget about you.
Gentleman: Since the day I last saw you, I have been trying to become a man worthy of you by building up my estate and reputation.
Gentleman: And now we are reunited. It must be fate! And so I'll ask again... Will you marry the man that I have become?
Rosetta: So all this was for me?
Rosetta: Hee-hee... You've got me. I suppose we could get married.
Gentleman: Oh! Do you mean what I think you do?
Vyrn: What? No way! Rosetta is getting married?
Rosetta answers a second proposal from her former suitor.
Wondering if she'll really get married, the surprised Vyrn rushes off to tell the crew what he's seen.
Envy Throughout the Sky
Vyrn sees Rosetta accept the man's marriage proposal. Realizing that this means Rosetta would likely have to leave the crew, the crew rushes to the man's house to get to the bottom of things.
Rosetta: Hmm... Looks like it isn't here either.
Rosetta: Now I'm really starting to worry... I wonder where it could have gone.
Rosetta: Oh, leaving already? I understand.
Vyrn reports what he learned at the nearby mansion about Rosetta's marriage plans to (Captain) and the others.
Lyria: A proposal? To Rosetta?
Vyrn: Yeah, I was just as surprised! Apparently she turned him down before, but I guess persistence pays off!
Lyria: Wow! How romantic!
Vyrn: Heh-heh... Pretty crazy, huh?
Lyria: I'm so excited! Should we celebrate when she gets back?
Vyrn: Yeah, good idea! We can have a great big party, and then...
Vyrn: Wait... What will we do then? If she's getting married, won't she have to live here? Will she have to leave the crew?
Lyria: What? She won't be able to travel with us anymore?
Vyrn: Hmm... Well, it could happen.
Lyria: What? But it's too soon to say goodbye! I wanted to spend more time with her...
Lyria: Um... Did Rosetta really accept the proposal?
Vyrn: Uh... Probably? It looked like it at least.
Lyria: Probably? Vyrn! This is important!
Lyria: I've got to go see Rosetta! I can't let her get married like this!
Vyrn: Wha? Lyria! Wait!
Darn it, there she goes... She doesn't even know where Rosetta is.
Vyrn: We have to go after her before she gets herself lost. C'mon, (Captain)!
Meanwhile, at the mansion in the next town, Rosetta takes a break from preparing her suitor's meal to sneak down to the basement.
Rosetta: There it is.
Rosetta: This is definitely the dagger. So he's the one who took it.
Rosetta: But why?
Gentleman: There you are, my dear.
Gentleman: Allow me to explain. I cannot deny that I stole that dagger. But I want you to understand...
Gentleman: This belongs to that skyfarer, does it not? Seeing how important it was to you, I must admit I succumbed to jealousy.
Rosetta: Huh? Who are you talking about?
Gentleman: Ha-ha... What strange things we do in the name of love.
Rosetta: Well, I am certainly impressed by how strong your feelings are for me.
Rosetta: Don't you remember the girl who was always by his side? I borrowed this from her, and—
Gentleman: Yes, yes... All fond memories now. But we can catch up over dinner. Now let us return to the dining room.
Rosetta: No, thank you. I'm done with my business here, so I'll take my leave.
Gentleman: You'll what? Ha-ha... But this is your house. You are to be my wife, are you not?
Rosetta: Of course not! That was just a lie to earn your trust, but I'm sure you'll find it in your heart to forgive me.
Gentleman: Is that so? Well, I suspected as much.
Gentleman: But I do not intend to let you leave. For I now have a power that surpasses even that of your precious skyfarer!
The crew, guided by Vyrn, arrives at the mansion just then. Lyria bangs frantically on the door.
Lyria: We object to the marriage! Give Rosetta back!
Vyrn: Hey, Lyria!
I understand how you feel, but I don't think we should be bothering them like—
Lyria: I don't care! Rosetta is our—
Gentleman: Good day. Are you perhaps Rosetta's skyfaring companions?
Lyria: That's right! We have something important to say to Rosetta, so let us see her!
Gentleman: Ah, well, this is unfortunate. I'm afraid she just left to return to you.
Vyrn: Really? But there's only one road leading here. How could we have missed her?
Gentleman: Perhaps she made a stop on her way? Now if you'll excuse me...
Choose: Sorry to bother you.
- Sorry to bother you.
- Something's up.
Gentleman: Such excellent manners. You must be the captain—Choose: Something's up.
Gentleman: Ha-ha... What are you saying? I am her—Continue 1
Gentleman: Wait... It's you!
Vyrn: Huh? What's up with you? Did (Captain) do something wrong?
Gentleman: You... This is all because of you. You were why she turned me down, and you still are!
Lyria: Huh? What do you—
Gentleman: Damn it all! It's your fault! All your fault!
Lyria: He's summoned a monster!
Vyrn: Say what! Look out, Lyria! There's another one over there!
Gentleman: Bwahaha! This is the price you pay for getting in between me and my love!
Rosetta: Phew... That was close.
Rosetta: Don't relax just yet. First we need to deal with these monsters. Are you ready, (Captain)?
Envy Throughout the Sky: Scene 2
Rosetta fends off the monsters with the crew and then faces her suitor. She has a complex history with him and only accepted his proposal to gain his confidence. He whips out dark essence and summons a powerful monster.
The crew defeats the monsters. Rosetta squares off against the confidently smiling man.
Rosetta: Did you really think you could imprison me within such a feeble barrier?
Gentleman: Heh-heh... I am indeed surprised you broke through it so quickly. You really are an incredible woman.
Rosetta: Thanks for that. Though I must admit that I'm intrigued. You don't look like a sorcerer.
Rosetta: So tell me... How did you gain this twisted power?
Gentleman: Want to know, do you? Then allow me to show you.
With a broad smile, the man pulls a darkly gleaming crystal from his pocket.
Lyria: That's... dark essence!
Vyrn: Hey! What are you doing with that!
Gentleman: When you broke my heart, I was left to wonder... What does that skyfarer possess that I do not?
Gentleman: And then it came to me... I needed power.
Gentleman: So I made a deal with an imperial researcher to win your affections back! It cost me a great deal too.
Rosetta: Ah... I figured as much.
Gentleman: Heh-heh... Can you see just what a prize I am now? But watch what else I can do!
Rosetta: You really don't know when to quit, do you?
Rosetta: I'm sorry, everyone. I didn't want to drag you into all of this, but I would appreciate your help here.
Envy Throughout the Sky: Scene 3
Rosetta bids farewell to her suitor. Enraged by the secret she tells him, he swallows his dark essence and transforms into a grotesque monster.
When the crew defeats the monster, the exhausted man falls to his knees and glowers at (Captain).
Gentleman: Why... Why!
Gentleman: All I wanted was to be with you... Is my love not enough?
Rosetta: Oh... So you say, but I'm afraid I still can't understand your feelings.
Gentleman: Why? Surely I've been perfectly clear!
Rosetta: You know... I think I'll make an exception and spell it out this time. You see, I—
As she says this, Rosetta approaches the man and whispers something into his ear.
Gentleman: Wha... You can't be serious!
Rosetta: I'm sorry. I should have made that clear from the outset.
Gentleman: Ugh... I can't believe this. What was the point of any of this...
Vyrn: Hey... What did you tell him? He looks crushed!
Rosetta: Huh? Hee-hee... That's a secret.
Lyria: Um... But what about all the talk of marriage? I don't understand...
Rosetta: Oh? Who said anything about marriage? Well, either way it doesn't matter now. Let's go home.
Gentleman: You deceived me... Were you just playing with my heart this whole time?
Rosetta: Oh, heavens help me... You believed what you wanted from the start, and—
Gentleman: Silence! I'm done listening to your lies!
The enraged man suddenly swallows the dark essence, and his whole body begins shaking uncontrollably.
Rosetta: What? How could you do something so foolish!
Gentleman: Argh! My body! It's burning up!
Vyrn: Whoa! He turned into a monster!
Lyria: Oh no! The dark essence inside him is running wild!
Rosetta: How unfortunate. I can't say that I sympathize with him... but we can't leave him like this, (Captain)!
Envy Throughout the Sky: Scene 4
The crew asks Rosetta about her connection to the man, but she dodges the question. She instead gives (Captain) a dagger the man stole, as its rightful owner. And then she gazes out at the ever-changing world, seemingly longing for a distant past.
The crew defeats the transformed man. He returns to his human form, apologizes for his actions, and immediately loses consciousness.
The crew carries him into his home and then returns to the Grandcypher.
Vyrn: Phew... I'm not really sure what happened there, but I'm glad Rosetta is all right!
Lyria: Yeah! I was so worried. I thought you were going to leave us...
Rosetta: Hee-hee... Of course not. He simply had something of mine and I went to get it back, although what happened afterward was quite unexpected.
Rosetta: Which reminds me, (Captain). I have something that I need to return to you.
Rosetta hands the well-used dagger to (Captain).
Choose: What's this?
- What's this?
- This isn't mine.
Rosetta: I suppose you could say that it's an old promise.Choose: This isn't mine.
Rosetta: Indeed. Though it's something you were going to receive sooner or later.Continue 1
Rosetta: Take it. Even if you don't fully grasp its meaning yet.
Rosetta: No one is perfect. That's why we look for that special someone to complete us. That's where all the emotions we call love are born.
Rosetta: Those emotions hold great power, a power great enough to shake all the world.
Rosetta: Hee-hee... I'm almost a little jealous.
Vyrn: Huh? What are you going on about all of a sudden?
Rosetta: It's nothing... Now where's the food I left with you?
Lyria: Oh! I'm so sorry! It must still be in town...
Rosetta: Oh dear. I sure hope it wasn't stolen.
Vyrn: Great... Rackam will flip if we go back empty-handed. I'll go look for the food!
Rosetta: Hee-hee... Happy hunting!
The enigmatic Rosetta still has her secrets.
But the dagger in (Captain)'s hand glows with a gentle light that hints at a mystery even greater.