Still in Bazan Forest, Rif and Killfith do not get very far before a voice calls out to them…
???: Hey, you! What are you doing there?
(A man with blue hair walks up)
Killfith: This guy… who is… just what kind of person is this?
???: Hey, aren’t you a Summon Creature? What the hell are you doing here?
Killfith: He must be another enemy!
Rif: What? Killfith?!
???: Are you trying to pick a fight with me? You’re a pretty lucky guy. As it turns out…
-If you apologize now, I won’t have to teach you a lesson!
Rif: What? Wait a second, Aniki, hold up!
Jade: (annoyed) Are you still calling me that, Rif? My name is Jade.
-Jade the invincible!
Rif: Geez… calling you Jade after all this time? I’ll stick with Aniki, if that’s all right.
-And since when are you invincible?
Jade: Even if it’s been a while, time doesn’t mean a thing. Fighting with Rob that day, I came to know pain, but I’ve gotten back on my feet since then.
-That’s why I am Jade the invincible.
-Since that day, I’ve thrown away nicknames like ‘Aniki.’
Rif: You say that, but I don’t think you’ve changed that much.
Jade: Everything’s changed!
Killfith: Thi—this guy is the Aniki you were talking about?! So… he’s not an enemy…?
Rif: Why would you think he was?
Killfith: Are you kidding me? That face of his screams ‘bad guy.’
Rif: Oh, yeah, I know what you mean. But even though Aniki has a pretty scary face, he’s actually a good person. Right, Aniki?
Jade: (angrily) Scary face? Just whose face is scary, huh?
Rif: That face is scary.
Jade: What is that Summon Creature doing here anyway? He’s not your friend, is he?
Rif: Actually, this is Killfith. And actually, he’s my comrade—my partner.
-Because, uh, you know… as a Craftknight, it’s necessary to have a partner and such things and Master, you know…
Jade: Your comrade? Partner? This scrawny little kid?
Killfith: Insult me like that again and I’ll kill you.
Jade: At least he’s got some spunk. If only he knew how to watch that rotten mouth of his.
-Try to become more like me, why doncha?
Killfith: Wh—why you… become like you? I’d rather—
Rif: Hey, hey, now.
Then another blue-haired dude comes strolling along.
Gate Watcher: Ah! Rif! When did you sneak out here?
Rif: Well, see, about that…
Gate Watcher: I get it! You wanted to take down the Stray Summon, didn’t you? I know the feeling.
-Tough luck, though. That Stray you were aiming for? Jade already took care of him.
Rif: ARE YOU SERIOUS?!
Jade: Oh I get it now. You guys were looking to take care of some business, huh? Come on, let’s get back to the village.
(Back in Deikel Village)
Jade: So why were you two going through the trouble of trying to exterminate that Stray Summon?
Rif: Well… I think that my partner and I could have become a lot stronger if we faced off with it. That is…
Lemmy: …? What is?
Jade: Ahh… I think I get it. I just don’t understand that kind of nonsense.
-Seems to me that it’s no good to hate being defeated so much that you’ll let any challenge get to you.
Rif: What’s that supposed to mean?
Jade: Aren’t you guys Craftknights? Don’t you think it’s a little off to go looking for a fight?
-That’s not how Rob became a top-notch Craftknight.
Rif: It’s nothing like that! I’ve been training hard every day since you left, and if I had a match with you now…
-I bet we’d be on even ground. That’s how strong I’ve become!
Jade: As long as you keep saying stupid things like that, you’ll never grow up.
Rif: Are you calling me a child?!
Lemmy: (annoyed) As my presence here was obviously not needed, would it be all right if I excused myself?
Jade: Oh, that’s right. I don’t have time to waste on this stuff, either.
Jade: I still need to talk with V.E.
Gate Watcher: If it’s V.E you’re looking for, she left the Chief’s house not too long ago. Looks like she headed back home.
Jade: Got it. Thanks, man.
Rif: Hold on a second! I’m not done talking to you yet!
Killfith: He’s already gone.
Rif: I wonder if what he needs to talk to V.E about has something to do with Rob? I’m kinda curious…
-We may as well head home.
Rif: Looks like Aniki went to talk with Master, so let’s go back and listen in.
Killfith: I can’t trust that man. Hurry up!
Rif: I told you Aniki is a good person, didn’t I? You don’t have to worry about Murno.
Killfith: Tch… you simpleton, a guy like that…
-Tch, just hurry up! I’m going to put him in his place!
Rif: Wha… just hold on a second!