Part 8: The Daring Side of the Fugitives TalePart XIX: The Daring Side of the Fugitives Tale
Alright, I think thats the last of the recipes from Eschas books! Lets go get some fresh air!
Nio and Keith
Yeah. I heard from Bell that you two took good care of Nio.
N-no, not at all! Were the ones being helped by her!
Right now, Nios looking after Eschas familys apple orchard. Shes really helping us out.
I see, I feel better after hearing that. She always pushes herself, so I was worried about leaving her alone.
Ayesha, you really one to talk?
Still, I never expected to meet Nios older sister in this town
Why not? Shes Nios sister, of all people. It wouldnt be strange to see her anywhere.
What exactly were you imagining
That reminds me, I heard you were traveling around with Keith.
This is getting even harder to believe.
Its true. Although Im a little surprised that you were still at it. I wouldnt want to spend even one day with such a stubborn old man.
Really? I learned a lot while traveling with him. It was actually pretty fun, you know?
Yeah, but He seems like he would be really hard to please, or
Huh? Thats not true! Keith isnt scary at all.
Thats right. Hes a little picky, but hes not scary at all.
Im sure you two would get along!
Ah, I think so too!
Sorry, I would prefer not to comment about it now.
Talking about Ayeshas little sister somehow turned into talking about Keithgriff. He seems liked by everyone. What do you think, Lotte?
Hmm I know everyone seems to be having fun, but I dont get much besides that right now. Ah, we oughta drop by the Union. We also have a ton of requests to report on!
Well done, both of you!
Youre welcome! Hehe this should help fund more expenses for textbooks and ingredients.
Right! And dont forget Rosemias shop at the Solice Trading Camp. Its out of the way compared to all the shops in Stellard, but shes often had some rare and valuable texts for us!
Anyway, I think were done here for the time being. Until we get new developments on the underground, anyway.
Chasing the truth
Ah, Ayesha and Escha.
Hello! What were you talking about?
Oh, Shallies. I was just asking Ayesha about Keith!
Really!? I want to hear too!
Um, I really dont have much to say.
Thats not true! Keith is really cool!
Yeah Hes very admirable. His pursuit of the truth hasnt changed at all, ever since we first met
And he has some cute quirks too, right?
You understand, Escha? Hehe. Hes also very kind, although he doesnt show it much to other people
Stera, Escha, could this mean
You think so too, Shallie?
Thats so wonderful! I really admire that!
But that doesnt change the fact that I want to keep following after him forever
Uu, thats so nice!
You have a wonderful master too, Lotte.
I-I I want to go see Logy now!
I see. So Escha is Argh! Everyones so unfair!
Huh? Did I say something weird ?
Lets go, Stera! You were saying something about Rosemia, right?
Still though, Ayesha seemed really oblivious.
Yeah, I guess youre right about that
The recipes in here will yield the strongest metals you can synthesize. Do you think youre up to the task ?
Were more than ready! So heres the Cole!
No, thank you, Rosemia!
Alright, now back to Colseit!
Reclaiming Logy ?
Ah, Shallies. Do you need something?
Hm? Escha, did something happen? Your mood seems different from usual.
Huh? N-nothing happened Yeah, its nothing! I mean it!
So what happened?
I finally get to work with Logy again, but whenever he has free time, he goes over to Mirucas atelier
Huh Thats kind of unexpected.
Logy says hes just going to clean the place up, but Maybe he gets along with the same type of alchemist better.
No way, Escha. Theres no way they would get along. Theyre like water and oil.
But! He never comes here to clean things up!
Well Its true that Mirucas atelier is always a mess
Logy seems like hes really obsessed with cleanliness, too.
Yeah, thats right. Back in Colseit, he would clean up every day. It really helped me out. But now hes leaving me alone, and going over to Mirucas place I know, maybe if I start making my shop a mess
It looks like shes working it out on her own. Maybe we should come back later
I think I feel the exact same way as you right now, Lotte Should we go back to the ship and look at the recipes from Rosemias book?
Yeah. Thatll burn some time, at the very least
Oh, right! Were running low on water for alchemy, so we should drop by the City Water Supply first.
The fugitives tale
I heard you left Nio back at home because you didnt want to expose her to any danger.
Yes. If this area was dangerous, I wouldnt have been able to leave her alone
But You go and investigate dangerous places too, right?
Hmm. Im used to exploring ruins, so I should be fine unless something really bad happened
Being surrounded by a group of giant Slags, maybe?
Crossing the Dusk Sea alone seems very difficult, as well.
Hold it, Escha. Normally, you wouldnt even be able to survive that
Huh? Thats part of the assumption you make beforehand.
Wait up, my head cant keep up with all this.
Ruins usually have guardians inside, but they arent always docile, and the ruins could also have traps set When I concentrate on exploring, I start to not see my surroundings Ive ended up breaking ruins because of that.
That reminds me, youre wanted for the crime of destroying ruins, Ayesha.
All I did was try to force open a door leading to the depths. But then it all started crumbling If Nio was with me at the time, she could have been hurt, right? Its too dangerous to bring her But if I knew Stellard was such a nice town, I would have brought her here Id have her stay while Im exploring.
Ayesha, youre saying some crazy things like its nothing
Grr Oh, Shallies! Want to walk with us back to the Union?
Oh, uh, sure!
(Well, Im glad she found Logy after all )
Still though, speaking of Ayesha and Keith
But I was really surprised! Both Keith and Ayesha appeared in the same place!
Thats no surprise, theyre just working together. Isnt that normal?
Thats not what I mean! What Im trying to say is
Oh, I know this one! Youre talking about so many alchemists gathering here in Stellard, right?
Putting aside our amazement This seems like too much to be a coincidence. Is this what Solle was talking about?
What do you mean?
I mean the Dusk encroaching on Stellard is is that serious of a situation. Its as though this entire region is being tested, to see if well find an answer to stop the Dusk.
The people gathered here are all amazingly capable
Uu I feel like were not going to be of any use.
No, if you put it that way, people like Miruca and I are the ones wholl be the least useful.
Im sure Miruca told you, but using old style alchemy like you two and Escha requires natural born talent. The new style alchemy taught by Central is a science designed to allow those without talent to use alchemy.
Thats not true! I think you and Miruca both have amazing abilities! Besides, I dont think I have any sort of amazing talents.
I-I feel the same as Lotte.
Now, now. I think both the old style and the new style have their strong points. Everyone has things theyre good at and not good at, but you can always count on hard work.
Y-you really think so?
When you put it that way, its a little embarrassing
I agree. Youre counted among the alchemists gathered here, after all.
Id be happy if thats the case
Yeah! Im suddenly feeling really great!
Im actually more surprised to hear such serious words coming out of your mouth, Escha.
Huh!? Whats that supposed to mean, Logy!? I can think for myself too, you know!
Y-Yeah. Sorry (Hm, is it just me, or is Eschas storefront messier than the last time I was on break ?)
Water Festival (DX)
Ehehe! Ive come to invite you!
Invite? To What?
To a festival! Stellards traditional Water Festival.
Water Festival !
Yknow how Stellard is famous as a city of water, right? Thats why the entire city goes swimming around this time of year, in gratitude.
Huh? Is that really okay? Theyre in the middle of a drought
Thats what I thought, too. But Mr. Perriend and Raoul said stopping it would only make people more anxious.
I see Yes, thats true. But
Also, it seems the Lord of Water permitted it as well.
In that case It would be rude not to celebrate it.
Exactly! Wait, Ayesha, how do you know what the Lord of Water thinks!?
I see Wait, thats no laughing matter!
Are you going to participate too, Ayesha?
Well, I actually have to go somewhere nearby for an investigation. Its really important, so I cant delay it.
Aww Thats too bad.
Ill be going now. I hope you all have fun!
Shallie, Shallistera, you two know where to find me!
What?! Change into what?
Just do it!
I know that, but Ive never worn a swimsuit before
What?! Lugion doesnt have swimsuits? How do you swim?!
We dont really swim like that We even wear something thin when we bathe.
No kidding! Well then, thisll be your swimsuit debut!
Im not really used to showing this much skin in public Its embarrassing
Dont worry, everyone will be dressed like that in town today. You wont stand out at all. Lets go!
Music: SAY YOU - mimimemeMIMI
Let it go, Dad. Its that time of the year in Stellard
Alright! Now time to round up the festival goers
Ooh, Master! Having fun?
You sound WAY too excited.
Well, yeah, its a festival! Why are YOU in such a crummy mood?
Anyone would be grumpy if you called them over only to strip off their clothes!
Then how should I have invited you?!
You couldve just asked like a normal person!
Hehe. You still seem to be having fun, Wilbell.
Umm, you dont seem to be enjoying yourself very much
Thats not true. I like the Water Festival a lot! Im having a blast.
You could at least crack a smile.
The water So cold
You okay, Miruca? Do you need a towel? Or you wanna put on clothes ?
Jurie, if youre worried
Oh no! Is the water too cold, making your feet ache? Well, I have something for you!
I dont want it
Hey now, dont say that! Just take a look!
I dont want it.
You could just take a peek !
Uu So cold
Hey, Miruca! Katla, you guys need to be more grateful for this water! Its the water festival, you know.
This is why I said Id just wait at home
Aaah! This is lovely Im glad we have water to use like this.
Water is incredibly important to the people here.
Yes, it is. We all need to protect it !