Part 14: Vayne Should Really Stay In BedI was doing a big of cooking earlier.
This inspired Nikki a bit, as food always seems to.
Vayne, youre pretty good at making cakes, especially for a guy.
I dont think being a guy has much to do with it Want a taste?
Nah. I dont really like Cheesecake.
Im sensitive to smell, so its too much for me. I prefer Pumpotatokin Pie.
Pumpotatokin Pie? Never heard of it
Its my favorite! My mom always made it for me.
I see Then Ill try making it next time.
Sure. If you can tell me the ingredients and how to make it.
Of course! Ooh, Im so excited, I cant wait!
System Message: Item: Pumpotatokin Pie can now be made.
I do have to say the pie did turn out nicely.
Flay knows a lot more than he lets on, I think he just doesnt care.
Hmm Not bad, but it doesnt have enough power.
If you want to make a strong mech sword, you need stronger gears.
Is something wrong?
Oh no, it just sounded like you knew what youre talking about
Hmph. It is my weapon were talking about here.
You must know yourself before you can defeat your enemy.
Oh I see.
While were at it, Ill teach you how to make a strong gearbox.
System Message: Item: Le Merou Cog can now be made.
Having moved down here does seem to have left Pamela a bit restless.
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And she was starting to regret it earlier.
Um, thats a little
Hmm I see
Um Whats going on? Youre mumbling
This is no good. This workshop is all wrong.
What could possibly be wrong with the Flay Cave.
Its not cute. It looks bleak. It has to be more fancy. I dont like it.
Youre absolutely right But this is a workshop.
No! I dont want to live here. *sigh * Maybe Ill go back to the library.
But thats just selfish
I joined this workshop for a reason I had so much hope for this place
Pamela began to employ her most devastating weapon.
Uh, please dont cry.
Vayne, you made a woman cry. And you call yourself a man?
But, I didnt do anything.
Take responsibility and make this room fancy.
But, its your cave.
Dont even try it. Can you imagine how Flaya would make something fancy?
I kinda wanna see it.
Good luck. Im going on patrol!
Hey, he escaped!
*sob * *sob * *whimper * *whimper *
Um, Pamela, Ill do whatever you want, so please stop crying.
Oh my, really!? Then first, a doll. I want a unique one, please.
And I want cute things My teddy needs a friend.
What else ? Oh, a cake would be pretty!
W-wait, not all at once
Youre going to prepare all of that ?
Looks tough. Well, have fun.
Wait, Nikki, please help me.
Hehehe, Im so excited!
I was lucky we already had most of what Pamela wanted.
Professor Feinnes Alchemy 101: Pamelas Request
If youre playing along at home, this is one of the tougher requests to fill, because the Cheesecake requires an ingredient whose source is not immediately obvious and the Brownie Mask can be a pain to get. The Monster Cookie you need for a Cheesecake can either be bought at the Resource Center secret store or acquired when you kill an enemy with Jess Funny Pouch skill. Brownie Masks are drops from Brownies of course, but the easiest place to find them is on the ground in the Resource Center.
Of course what with Pamela being a ghost, I also had to do the decorating.
I finally got them all
Now to decorate. Can you help me?
Youre not gonna help me? Making a girl do all the work? How horrible.
That doll goes there Oh, face it this way a little more.
Perfect. Lets see, what else? Move that bookshelf to the side a little
I dont think I can do that by myself
Oh? Thats too bad Then can you put these curtains up next?
When did you get these ? Is this window alright?
Yup. Oh! But
These pretty curtains will get all dirty in this workshop
I know, lets put them up in the library. Youll help me, right?
*sigh * When will I be released from this ?
At least she seems satisfied with it for now
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Ughh, I always end up more tired after these weeks of vacation.
Not bad. With some training, he might even surpass you.
I wouldnt count on that. But, as I surmised
What do you plan to do?
Heh heh heh. Ive already decided. Now, to prepare while I have the time
When we got in, Flay had a strange look on his face.
Youre early. Thats rare.
Youre finally here. Alright, lets go.
W-wait, Flay! What is it, all of a sudden?
Not now. Come and Ill show you.
But L-let me go!
There they go
Well, its nothing new. Lets just leave it alone.
He dragged me down to the cafeteria.
Patience, chum. It should be around There! Look at that!
There was a young kid there.
Lost Child: U-um. I brought something for my big brother But then I got lost
It seems this child is lost. What will you do, Vayne?
What do you mean Well get the teachers and have them take care of
Fool! Theres a child right in front of you who is in dire need of help!
Yet you look away to leave it to someone else And you call yourself a man!?
B-but, what else can I... Its strange for a child to be on campus to begin
Never mind the details! Theres only one thing that matters here.
Do you have the will to help this child or not!?
Then its settled. First, we must gather information somewhere.
Lost Child: Then I suggest you ask in the Campus Grounds.
What? Why do you
Hmm, good idea. Lets head there for now!
Its so suspicious.
Still, we headed down to the campus grounds.
We didnt find the girls brother, but we did get some rather convenient information.
Lost Child: Umm No
Things are starting to look grim.
But, you dont seem that worried
Oh, I am. But more importantly, it should be about time
Never mind that. Oh, look! Someones coming
Leo: *pant * *pant * I-Im sorry
What happened? Youre late.
Leo: My tutoring session went a little long, and
Tell me your excuses later. Just do your thing.
Leo: Oh, thats right. This isnt the time. Were in trouble!
A vicious, wanted criminal snuck into our school!
Whaaat! And hes trying to escape with a hostage, you say!?
Lost Child: And to add to that, the hostage is my big brother, you say!?
Oh-kay I dont even know where to start
Worry about that later! We have a vicious criminal to chase! Now, now!
Lost Child: Its dangerous, so Ill wait here. Good luck!
If youre going to trick me, you couldve tried to make it believable
What was that?
The criminal and his hostage were in an empty workshop.
Criminal: Oh crap, youre here. Uh, how did you know I was here!?
Hostage: Wait, wait, Im the criminal. Youre the hostage.
Criminal: Really? Oh but, I already called out the line.
Hostage: Fine then well just go along with that. H-help me!
This is horrible And theyre obviously students here
Thats because hes pretending to be one of us. An intellectual crime!
Its alright. You dont need to add any cheesy reasons for it
Remain calm, and release the hostage! Or else
Criminal: Fuwahahaha! Youll beat me by force? Fine. But I warn you, I am strong.
Hostage: Youre so into it. You just wanted to be the criminal, right?
Now, Vayne! You must rescue the hostage.
Alright. I came this far, so I may as well go all the way
We even ended up actually fighting the guy, but he wasnt exactly strong.
Criminal: Ow owww Hey! I thought you were gonna go easy.
You cant script these things. Anyway, go on, run away.
Criminal: Fine wahhh! I cant beat you. Help me!
Come on, you too!
Hostage: Oh, thats right. Thanks for helping me! So where is my little brother?
It was your sister
Hostage: Oh yeah, sorry. Okay, Take 2. So, where is my sister?
Shes waiting for you over there. Hurry up and go welcome her.
Hostage: Oh thank you so very much. Oh, and, about the reward were supposed to get
Dont be greedy. Ill give it to you later. Now go!
Hostage: Alright. See ya.
Problem solved! Ah, that was great, wonderful.
But actually Theres something I must tell you.
This incident was all plotted out by me!
I already knew that, but for what purpose?
Even after he explained I still dont get it.
Rescuing those in need, and punishing evil
The joy! The drama! The excitement! Did you feel fulfilled?
Um, actually it was so obvious that I was forced into this setup
Ha, dont mention it. I can see through you
To the crimson fire of justice thats been lit inside your heart!
Well, lets go home! Ah, it feels so good after doing a good deed!
But uh, Flay
I dont even understand what that was all about
I think Im just going to lie down, Ive got a headache after all of that
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I was helping Jess out earlier with a synthesis.
Yep. And now I mix in this one as a finisher
What? All of it at the same time?
Is it too much?
I think we should mix in a little bit at a time
Then a little bit Hey, its looking good.
And now we just leave it to simmer for a while. Then itll be done.
Yay! It went well! Its all thanks to you, Vayne.
Oh no. If it were just me alone, I might have failed again.
Not might. You wouldve failed for sure. And then thered be a kaboom!
I didnt say explode Eck *cough * *cough *
Are you okay? Maybe the airs a little stale Ill go open the window.
Uh oh, not again. And I thought she was doing pretty well lately, too.
Again? What do you mean?
Ill tell you later. Can you take her to the Infirmary?
Its too late now. At least the illness is
But still! Now theres only a few more years she can live
At least she was given those few years Lets just think of it that way.
She woke up shortly after we got to the Infirmary.
Jess! Are you awake? Are you alright?
Um Was I sleeping?
Well, more like you fainted
Fainted Well I guess thats close enough.
Theres a big difference.
Well, dont mind it Ur
Oh, you should get more rest. Does this happen often?
Umm Sometimes. Ive been okay since I came to this school, but
I see Should I go make some medicine?
Um, its alright. Its useless anyway.
Never mind. Oh yeah, is it okay if I ask a favor?
What is it?
I still havent finished my homework. So um
Alright. Ill finish it up with mine.
And Can you keep this a secret that I fainted?
Sure. But you have to get more rest, okay?
We just needed a few Nectar, nothing that hard. By the time I got back, she was already up on her feet.
Should you be up already?
Yeah, Im fine. Im used to this.
Mana: Not a great thing to be used to, though.
Jess, are you in sickly health or something?
Well, its more like I had a really serious illness when I was young.
And because of it, I have a shorter lifespan than normal people.
Oh is this my part of the homework? Yay! Thank you.
Im just gonna go home now. See you tomorrow!
Okay see you
Was it a joke? She was so whatever about it But, can it be
I mean if she was telling the truth I just dont know. The battle arenas soon, I need to start getting ready for it. I just hope shes okay