Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day Four, Part Seven

(Side Conversation)
Rif: Since we've already come this far, let's aim for the very heart of Lute Caves!

Killfith: Whatever you wish.

Eliez: Hooray!

Killfith: Darn it... I'm starting to get used to it...!

(Further along, Killfith stops)

Killfith: Something's coming!

Rif: A Stray...?!

(A man runs up)

Man: Yikes! A Stray Summon?!

Killfith: You... don't be an idiot!

Rif: Ah, this is my partner!

Man: I see... he's not a Stray, then...
    -Ah, you—you all should get away from here right away!

Rif: What are we running away from, Mister?

Man: Deeper in, these Stray Summons appeared! They were huge, and there were a lot of them!

???: Is that all?

(Clown-looking man walks up)

???: Huge Stray Summons don’t make for a very interesting story, do they?

Rif: (Wh—what the—?! What is up with his hair?!)

Killfith: (Will you quit staring at his head! That guy is wearing the same uniform as Murno's enemies.)

???: Hm? Is that Summon Creature a Stray?

Rif: N—no, he's not! He’s my partner!

???: Hohh, so you have a Companion Beast?

Rif: Wha—what are you looking at? Don’t you know it’s rude to stare?

???: My, I don't see what that has to do with anything. It's just a convenient way to examine someone.
    -(to the man) You said before there were some strong Stray Summons, didn't you?

Man: Ah—yes… that's right! A huge number of them!

???: I see… that kind of party might be good enough to satisfy me.

Man: Eh? Hold on a moment, are you saying you're going to defeat them by yourself? Isn't that dangerous?!

???: Dangerous? What fun would it be if it wasn't! It doesn’t matter what attack it faces, a castle of steel never falters!
    -And I am the one and only Steel Pike!

Rif: Steel Pike…?

Pike: Heeheehee… So long as the party rewards me with a bit of pain, it should be good…
    -It would probably be best if you didn't get too close. A Stray could accidentally end up squashing you like a bug!

Rif: What!

Pike: Children should hurry back home to their mothers! Hahahahaha...
    -(he leaves)

Rif: Why that...!

Man: I—in any case, I'm going to inform the town about this. You should also hurry and go back!

Eliez: He said there were scary Strays, big sis...

Killfith: Tch… if we let that guy take care of them, we could see if Murno's back yet.

Rif: What should we do? That man just went off... but with Eliez here…

Tier: Ah! There you are! Rif!

Rif: Oh, Tier. How did you know we’d be here?

Tier: When I went to Jade's workshop, I heard that you had been at the workshop and that you'd gone this way with a girl…

Eliez: Hi, I'm Eliez.

Tier: Hi, I'm Tier. I'm Rif’s future business partner.

Rif: Hold on a minute!

Tier: You know, you're terrible! Leaving me behind and going home without me...!
    -Can you believe that Janna person? Even after my impassioned sermon, she wouldn’t give me even a single Boam…
    -Che... I'm soooo unlucky!

Rif: Sorry I went home without saying anything, but Aniki was leaving, so...

Killfith: If you're done talking about worthless things, what happened with Murno?

Tier: It looked like she was still talking to that Velworen guy. Miss V.E's still out, too.

Rif: Tier, there's a favor I want to ask of you. Can you please escort Eliez back to town?

Tier: Why can't you do it?

Rif: There's something here I'm worried about. I want to continue up ahead, but it looks like some scary Strays have appeared there.

Tier: So you're saying it's dangerous for a kid? But then wouldn't it also be dangerous for you if you keep going ahead?!

Rif: That may be true, but...

Killfith: I don't feel like going back.

Tier: Well, I guess... Man...
    -Okay, okay... well, if that's how it is, I guess I can take her back for you.

Rif: Thank you for doing us this favor, Tier.
    -Since it's very dangerous, please be careful when you're headed back.

Eliez: Okay!

Tier: And of course, I'll be sure to collect the fee for escorting her once you get back.

Rif: What?! But I didn't…

Killfith: Let’s go.

Rif: R—right!

(Side Conversation)
Killfith: Follow that clown!

Rif: Right!

Killfith: Heh... let’s go!

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