(Inside the inn)
Jade: Yo, Rif, Killfith. Looks like you’ve had a busy day.
V.E: Hey, just what on earth have you been up to?
Tier: Ahh, Dad. Rif and Killfith just came back.
Rif: Huh? Dad?
Thus: Hello there. I’m Thus, the owner of this establishment.
-I heard that you rescued my daughter from getting into trouble with some bad men. I’m truly in your debt.
Rif: Ah, no, it's fine... Um, I'm Rifmonica. This is Killfith.
Thus: I see. I'm told you two forge weapons.
Tier: That's right! A thoroughly-trained Craftknight and Summon Creature that can produce fantastic weaponry that we can sell!
-At least, that’s what I think!
Rif: Hold on! Are you going on about that again?!
Tier: And then, me and Rif could become this inn’s two lovely young poster girls!
-I’ve already thought it all through, and I've decided our objective is to advance on potential customers.
Thus: You say you've already decided…
Tier: But first it looks like Rif and them have some things to do, so they have to go to town.
-That's why I'm going with them. I'm sure there are some things in town that I can put in order while I’m there.
Thus: You want to go with them?
V.E: Hold on, kid! You know, you haven’t even asked me what I think about all this.
Roche: Please excuse our daughter. I am indebted to all of you, so please take the rest of the day at your leisure.
-Allow me to sharpen a few knives and I’ll whip us up a feast.
Rif: Really?! Sweet!
V.E: You really shouldn't be so delighted. A feast costs money, after all...
Thus: It's all right. It's our way of thanking you for saving our daughter. Of course we wouldn't ask for your money.
V.E: Really?! Sweet!
Tier: What are you talking about, Dad! See, don't you think it's because of this kind of management that our business in the red?!
Thus: Well, perhaps you have a point, but…
Tier: Really, how am I supposed to reel in any money when things are like this!
Jade: Geez... she's a pretty strong-headed young lady, isn't she?
-Lucky thing you've found such a good partner, huh Rif?
Rif: Why would you even say that!
V.E: If you want to have any prospects as business partners, then you shouldn't be taking money from your future companion's friends, now should you?
Rif: What do you mean business partners?!
V.E: Don't you understand, Rif? It is vital that you learn to live in the moment! Now is when you will open up your own future!
Killfith: (glaring at her) Demon.
Murno: Maybe, with Tier, you really…
Rif: No, that is, I mean...
Tier: Oh? You wouldn't be jealous, would you?
Murno: (blushing) Jea—?!
Tier: For not being chosen as poster girl. Although personally I don't understand why you’d be jealous.
-Because you know, you seem to be a bit gloomy to work for us as a Craftknight, don’t you think?
Murno: Wha…! What do you mean, gloomy...?
Tier: Look, we're a business too, so we can't bother with kids who aren't bright and cheerful. Reeeaally sorry, though.
Murno: (annoyed) Oh... is that right...
Rif: (slowly turns to look at her) Uhh, Miss… Murno?
Murno: But I wouldn't have any interest in becoming this shop's poster girl anyway.
Rif: Wait, calm down, Murno!
Murno: What do you mean, jealous? I’ve never heard of anything so ridiculous.
-If you two want to be poster girls or partners or whatever, then that's fine with me!
Rif: Huh?! Hold on...
Rif: (stares after her) Ahh...
-How on earth did it come to this?
Jade: What a heavy atmosphere. I for one couldn’t even move.
V.E: Sooo... where does that leave us?
Killfith: (glaring at her) With one too many demons in the room.
Tier: Anyway! As for the inn price we discussed, it's only natural we'll still charge you. As a wise man once said...
-“That is that, and this is this!”
V.E: Ooh… what a good saying…!
Tier: In life, you have to apply a firm distinction with money. Therefore, the fee for one person is…
Thus: (annoyed) Look here, Tier!
Thus: That is more than enough! All I have been hearing from you is money this, money that.
Thus: Certainly money is important... but do you think money is everything?
-Don't you understand? There are many important things that money cannot buy.
Thus: "But" nothing. I am your father. And I never said that they would be staying here for free.
V.E: That... but just now, didn't you say you didn't need money...
Thus: Yes, we will not take money. Instead...
-We shall accept your smiling faces.
And there was a pause.
Tier: ... I understand, Dad...
Thus: I see that, Tier… and I'm glad.
Tier: Then, the inn fee is 1000 Boam per person, if you please!
V.E: Whaaat?! You don't understand at all! Even after that amazing speech!
Tier: Amazing speech? You never said anything.
Thus: But, just now—certainly you heard something of what I said, didn't you?
Tier: Dad, don't you get it? If I hadn't done things like lure in customers or become a road guide, this business would have gone bankrupt a long time ago!
-Like I said, it's because you keep saying nonsense like "your smiling faces" that we don't earn any income!
Thus: If you say that...
Roche: My goodness. Well, there's no point scratching our heads on an empty stomach. Not when I've already prepared some food for us.
-So, let's everyone eat together.
-(runs off, delighted)
Tier: Ah, no, she ran away!
Jade: Honestly, V.E sometimes... please excuse her...
Roche: My goodness, you don't have to worry about that. Please, you should have something to eat too. There'll be some cake after the meal.
-(runs off, delighted)
Tier: Ah! Geez! Wait!
-Honestly... where on earth is my parents' motivation for profit?!
(Everyone else leaves)
Rif: (still staring after Murno)
Killfith: How long do you plan on standing there like that?
Rif: (smiles sadly) Just a little longer…
-Those men were Murno's enemies, but I don't have any clue what kind of people they were...
-Whenever I think about it, I start to get a little anxious about what might happen from now on.
-Although now, I have two problems. What should do about Tier?… but even saying that sounds so uncool…
-Ah man… how did it ever become like this…
-Huh? Is someone there? It couldn't be…