Part 49: Chapter XLII: The Great Chances and Opportunities - Farewell is for Tomorrow's SakeBut that's... That's the same way I feel! We've been working so hard together! ...It'll be lonely.
Partners to the end
Then, um... Can we make a promise?
Yes! Even if you're leaving for the city, I'm going to become a proper alchemist here!
Yeah, well... I'll keep working hard over there, to become the best alchemist that I can.
I'm going now!
Well, aren't you awake early... I'm very impressed, Escha.
You seem to be in a good mood. Did something nice happen, Ms. Marion?
It's nothing... Heehee.
Mmmm... You're hiding something from me again.
I wonder about that. Maybe you'll find out eventually. Now go do your best out there today, m'kay?
Marion's really a sneaky little devil. Thanks to her little secret, nobody's come to welcome me. ...Man, it' sbeen a long time since I saw her last. I wonder if she's doing all right on her own. Well, I guess I can go ask her myself.
Oh, c'mon, is that how you're going to greet me? Have you forgotten what I look like already?
N-No... Logy? Is that you?
Yeah. I'm coming back to the R&D Division, starting today. We made a promise, right? That I'd...
Logy... Logy! You're really back!
Haha, dramatic as usual.
I thought you'd never come back! When you left, I had to do all the work in the atelier on my own, too!AND, I had to learn how to do everything, you know? I was so... so... Solle gets so upset with me whenever I make a mistake! Do you remember that!?
Haha, of course I do... D-Don't cry on me. I know, I'm sorry... It must've been really tough for you. There, there...
Ugh, I'm not a child anymore! *sob sob*
I know, I know... You're a proper alchemist now. Right?
B-But... What are you doing back? I thought you were doing amazing stuff somewhere else...
Right, well... I did learn a lot. Stuff I probably couldn't have learned here... There were so many great people around, and though they asked for me, they took a while to accept me.
Th-Then what are you doing back here in Colseit...?
Yeah, well... Everyone in Central City said it would be a waste, but I thought about it... The work environment was ideal there, but I realized I couldn't help people directly. And that was the best part of my job here. I want to help others... Just like you.
I see... So that's what brought you back! I knew you didn't want to leave all along.
Well, if we're going to be like that, I can tell you're the same old Escha. You haven't changed.
I don't have to rely on you all the time to get anything done, like I did before!
I see, I see... So I guess you really don't need me, then?
Waaah! I'm so sorry, that was a lie! Please don't go!
Heh heh, I was just kidding. Besides... We promised, right?
Yes...and I've been waiting. It's been so long, Logy! I can't believe you actually kept your promise... I was afraid you'd forgotten about it, and I...
Atelier Escha & Logy credits
Music: Burning Sunset -Goodbye Dusk Sky-