Florina: B-Because... you said you would keep that stuff secret!
Farina: Yeah, but it’s not like Lyn, I mean... Lady Lyndis...cares... She was laughing, too! It’s not as bad as you make it out to be... ...Not as bad as when you started singing the Pegasus Counting Song all the way to one hundred at that one festival back when--
Florina: No! Stop! It’s so embarrassing!
Farina: I mean, it’s not like I included the part where you got up on that table full of food, sat yourself down cross-legged, and started belting out that song with a crooked grin on your face! Right?
Farina: Awww... There, there. Don’t cry...
Florina: Hey! You’re the one who made me cry in the first place!
Farina: Look, I’m sorry. Maybe I did go a little too far... But you know, I had to make sure. I had to find out if you were the same old Florina.
Farina: I mean, Florina, suddenly you’re just so powerful! You’re like a different person! I missed the old Florina. But I feel better now. I just had to check and see if she was still there.
Florina: Oh, Farina...
Farina: Oh no!
Farina: I have to get going! If I just sit around talking, people will start to ask what I do to earn my startlingly high salary! That wouldn’t do at all!
Fiora: I... I wonder why we always end up fighting. It must be all my fault. I bet I’m the worst sister in Ilia...
Farina: There you go again, pouting by yourself!
Farina: You just retreat into your own little world and start grumbling like that... You just take everything on yourself, do you know that?
Farina: You were like that before, too, remember? When I was still just a pegasus esquire... When my trainee squad was about to die in that practice maneuver... You left your own mission and swooped in to rescue us...
Farina: And as a result, the Bern Nobles charged you an outrageous termination fee for breach of contract. You still haven’t finished paying off the loan you used to cover it yet, have you?
Fiora: Well, I... Don’t worry about it. That was my decision, and I’ve lived with it.
Farina: But that’s what I’m saying! You’re just so naively idealistic! I mean, who would do such a thing? I was just a fledgling pegasus esquire! You should have left me out there!
Farina: ...But, I mean... ...I was happy, of course... So that’s why—that’s why I want to help... Here, take this...
Farina: Look, I’m the highest-paid pegasus knight around. It didn’t take me long to earn that sum. Go ahead and pay off that loan that’s still hanging over your head!
Fiora: Farina! You were worried about me this whole time?
Farina: Well, of course I was... And besides...it was my fault... And it went down on your permanent record and everything...
Fiora: Don’t be silly! We’re family, aren’t we? We shouldn’t have to think about things like that!
Farina: That’s what I’m talking about!! Don’t be so naively idealistic!! But I guess that’s what makes you...the sister I love.
Farina: Just answer the question... What month? No wait! Let me guess... You were born... Got it! I bet...according to the standard Elibean calendar, you were born in the month of the pegasus! Am I right?
Kent: Yes. That is what my mother tells me.
Farina: Yeah! I knew it!
Kent: And what does that mean?
Farina: I was born in the month of the archer! We have zero compatibility! I would shoot you down every time!
Kent: I must apologize...I think. But we have seen quite a bit of each other lately...
Farina: Yes, I guess we have... It’s like you’re there every time I turn around... Hey!
Farina: It’s not like I have any special feelings for you or anything! It’s not like that! Don’t get the wrong idea!
Kent: Hm? Sure... I understand.
Farina: This is probably someone else’s doing... ...Like Marcus, or Oswin... You know, Merlinus might try something like this, too...
Kent: I don’t think it I a conspiracy... I mean, what would anyone have to gain from making us fight together?
Farina: I guess you’re right... Still, it is a little weird.
Farina: All right, I’ll bite. What’s your dream, big guy?
Dart: Well, it’s this...
Farina: Whoo, that smells musty... What is it?
Dart: Don’t get all squeamish on me, now, girlie. It’s a treasure map... It belonged to the legendary pirate king, Han Gak. If I can just decipher the riddles he used to mark the location of his buried treasure, then I should be able to find it...
Farina: So...treasure, huh? How much do you think it’s worth?
Dart: Well, at least one hundred million, I’ll wager...
Farina: That much, huh? ...... Wait a second!! Did you just say ONE HUNDRED MILLION--?
Farina: Now...is that thing for real!? You wouldn’t lie about money, right!? Tell me you wouldn’t!!
Dart: Now hold on, relax, just calm down... It’s the real thing, I swear.
Farina: I can’t believe it... I mean, just think... But wait...how would a wharf rat like you get hold of something like that?
Dart: ...Wharf rat?
Farina: Right, forget about it... But let’s just say...
Farina: That map is probably fake, but let’s just say I were to buy it from you... How would...3,000 gold sound?
Dart: You think me daft, woman?! Who would sell their dream for a few clinking coins in their pocket!? My answer is no, whatever the price.
Farina: But...it’s so obviously a fake!!
Dart: What!? Open your beady little eyes and look here, missy! The pirate king signed his mark, right here!
Farina: Where? Mmm... Anyone could have written that!
Dart: Shut yer trap! Compare it to the one on this letter of his... Ha! Now, you see it, don’t you!
Farina: Haha... Sucker... Thanks for the look at the map... I think I’ll just go find it myself!
Dart: Nggh! You gold-snatching with! Well, all I have to do is decipher the riddle before she does... And I’ll find that treasure first! Or my name isn’t Dart!
Farina: “The treasure lies on the other side of the door that separates fire and water.” Fire and water, huh? The Nabata desert, maybe?
Dart: Don’t you wish! See! That’s why it’s going to take a pirate’s mind to unravel this one, lassie! It’s got to be the Dragon’s Gate on the Dread Isle!
Farina: Really? That doesn’t sound right for some reason...
Dart: Yeah, well maybe that’s because you weren’t paying attention to this bit that says “The hidden white fang...” That’s gotta be the Ilian wyvern’s...
Farina: No way. There are no wyverns in Ilia...
Dart: A-Are you serious? Then that would mean... Aww...
Farina: Just so we’re straight, it’s going to be “early bird gets the worm,” right? Of course, only one of us can fly like a bird, right?
Dart: You think I’d let a gold-snatching witch like you beat me to it?
Farina: What?! Don’t act like you’re not in it for the treasure, too! You find that treasure, and you’ll be rich, right? You’ve got all these grand dreams, but you’re just in it for the loot!
Dart: Don’t be a bleeding idiot... Dart the pirate is not such a small man! Being rich is boring! My dream is this: I want to find that treasure, hide it again, make a map that leads to it, and pass out a few copies all over the world!!
Dart: Don’t you get it? I’m a pirate’s pirate! There’ll be sea dogs the world over looking for the treasure of Dart, the legendary pirate king! What do you think? Isn’t it exciting?
Farina: ...You are the stupidest pirate I have ever met...
Dart: Hey! Are you stomping on my dream?!
Farina: Well, what do you want me to say...? Let’s see...the phrase “Pearls before swine,” comes to mind... Aww, forget about it. I’m going to find that treasure first anyway...
Dart: Over my dead body! You’ll never get that treasure!
Farina: I’m Farina! I am a pegasus knight of Ilia!
Karla: ...I’m Karla.
Farina: Nice to meet you, Karla! So...I’ll get right to the point. How much are they paying you? Just so you know, I’m getting 20,000 gold!
Karla: ...... I have not received any money.
Farina: No way!!
Karla: Why do you look so surprised? There’s nothing I could use the money for, anyway.
Farina: So, Karla...let me see if I’ve got this right...You don’t need the money? But, darling, don’t you know? A woman needs an income! Maybe...you just don’t know much about how the world works, right?
Karla: Hmm... Perhaps it is as you say... I am not...connected to this world very strongly. So...most people fight for money, do they? ...Perhaps I will ask Lord Hector about it someday.
Farina: Yeah... Yeah, you do that... Maybe you can get back pay!! We should go in there and both renegotiate our contracts... Maybe our combined efforts will inspire him to give us a special bonus!
Karla: Yes, you could say that... I’ve heard that my ancestors sailed here from across the seas, however...
Farina: So the tribes in Sacae, they all, like, dance around a fire and chant “Ooga Booga,” don’t they?
Karla: ...They do?
Farina: Don’t they? You did say Sacae, didn’t you? Karla, you really don’t know much about the world, do you?
Karla: ...I guess I don’t. Talking with you has been very...illuminating. ...I grew up in a place that had no contact with Sacae. Where I grew up, I was not even allowed to touch a sword like this.
Farina: Why not?
Karla: Because I am a woman. Women were not allowed to bear swords. Women in my house were told to do what men say.
Farina: What a tired bunch of hogwash! Men aren’t all that great, let me tell you! Unless, you know...they’re rich...
Karla: But it was not only my country that had such rules... I have traveled to many lands... And most are all the same. Farina, are things different where you are from?
Farina: Of course! Well they’re the opposite, anyway! Women are the ones who put bread on the table.
Karla: Is that so?
Farina: Yes! Pegasi will only allow women to ride them! So only women can be Pegasus knights. The men just work the terraced vegetable fields in the mountains.
Karla: I see...
Farina: I guess there is a men’s knight brigade, but it’s pretty terrible. They’re only really good for digging the stables out of snowdrifts after a storm, to be honest... So, it’s kind of like men are not even our equals, really. They’re kind of like luggage, to tell you the truth.
Karla: ...That’s too bad. Don’t you find that to be a little severe...? Is there no sane land in this world?
Farina: So, Karla. What are you going to do after this all ends? I plan on returning home...
Karla: Well, I...
Farina: You haven’t even thought about it? I don’t know what to do with you! You’re just not very organized, are you? So, how did you end up traveling like this, anyway?
Karla: I was looking for someone.
Farina: Let me guess. A man, right?
Karla: Yes...a man... I want to see him...very badly, so I set out traveling. I felt...attached to him. I still can’t seem to let go... I still hope that someday, we can be as we once were...
Farina: Karla, we’ve got some talking to do. You just can’t spend your life chasing some guy! Capable women live on their own, pay their own bills! Do you see what I’m getting at? Does that make sense?
Karla: Um, yes.
Farina: That’s why you need to be able to make some money! Oh, yeah! Hey, Karla, do you want to be a mercenary with me? We’d be strong and beautiful! Who could resist hiring us? And we could split the payment...mmm...60/40?
Karla: ...Hmm. That might be a good idea. Thanks, Farina. If you really want to, I’d be happy to try that.