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  • Note: Bolded text are voice clips from S-Support CG confession scenes.

With Male Avatar Edit

C SupportEdit

  • Avatar: Oh, hello, Niles. What are you up to?
  • Niles: Ah, Lord Avatar. What a pleasant surprise. Tell me, what do you suspect I am up to?
  • Avatar: Well, I can't really tell from here.
  • Niles: Then you should come a little closer. Don't worry, I don't bite.
  • Avatar: OK...
  • Niles: Meow!
  • Avatar: Gah! What was that for?
  • Niles: Sorry, I just felt like teasing you. I'm all done now. So if you are genuinely curious about what I'm doing... Please, feel free to come a little closer...
  • Avatar: Well...
  • Niles: Scared of what I might do next? I don't blame you. I haven't yet earned your trust. It's smart of you to be skeptical.
  • Avatar: No, no... I trust you.
  • Niles: You do? How foolish! After all, I don't yet trust YOU.
  • Avatar: What?! Why not?
  • Niles: Because we barely know each other, milord. Trust is often borne out of a violent confrontation or traumatic experience. I suppose you must have had some kind of blessed childhood, free from worry.
  • Avatar: I don't remember anything of my childhood.
  • Niles: My apologies. Clearly a sore subject. Of all people, I should know better than to probe the secrets of a troubled history.
  • Avatar: What do you mean by "of all people"? What happened to you?
  • Niles: Oh ho! You offer nothing and expect juicy gossip in return. Sorry, child, but you'll have to do better than that.

B SupportEdit

  • Avatar: Niles, do you have a moment?
  • Niles: Still fishing for a story about my sordid past, are you?
  • Avatar: No, it's not that. I think because my memories are so limited... I'm always curious to hear about other people's backgrounds.
  • Niles: I see. You know, I do believe you are genuinely curious.
  • Avatar: I am. So, would you be willing to share a little bit of your past with me?
  • Niles: Very well. But you should know up front that it's not all lollipops and puppy dogs. Since I was a child, I've had to do a lot of unsavory things just to survive. Steal, beg, kill—just another Tuesday for li'l Niles, sadly.
  • Avatar: Gods...
  • Niles: Surprised? I haven't even gotten to the good stuff.
  • Avatar: I'm so sorry. I think I've heard enough for now. I should have known better than to pry.
  • Niles: Please, it's all in the past. But you should know that if we continue, there is a nonzero chance you may faint.
  • Avatar: I'm so sorry. You're putting on a brave face, but I can't imagine...
  • Niles: No. If anything, I should apologize to you. You asked so sweetly, and here I am teasing you again. My past was troubled, and I certainly suffered a great deal. But it is all in the past, and I don't mind sharing. At least, I don't mind sharing with someone whose motives are pure. As I believe yours are.
  • Avatar: Well, thank you. Perhaps we could chat again another time...
  • Niles: Certainly, Lord Avatar. Let me know when you're in the mood for another trust-building session.

A SupportEdit

  • Niles: Hello, Lord Avatar.
  • Avatar: Niles? Is something wrong?
  • Niles: No, of course not. I just thought I'd offer you the pleasure of my company.
  • Avatar: Oh. Heh! Yeah, that sounds good. It's been a while since we've chatted.
  • Niles: Oh? A chat? With a near-infinite array of more stimulating activities available to us?
  • Avatar: Do I dare ask for an example?
  • Niles: Oh, let's see... How about low-friction tactical grappling and strategy?
  • Avatar: Uh...I've never heard of that. What's involved?
  • Niles: Oh, it's a valuable training technique. First, we simulate the conditions of low friction by applying oil to our bodies. Then we practice various situational grappling techniques.
  • Avatar: Niles, that just sounds like oil wrestling. I don't think I'm ready for that.
  • Niles: Very well! Then I suppose we'll just have to have a VERY stimulating chat.
  • Avatar: Yes, that sounds good.
  • Niles: Hmm...
  • Avatar: ... Niles?
  • Niles: You know, I'm afraid I'm fresh out of stimulating topics of conversation.
  • Avatar: Oh...I see.
  • Niles: Isn't that peculiar? There's nothing I wish to discuss, and yet I approached you today. Why is that?
  • Avatar: I...I couldn't tell you.
  • Niles: Perhaps I just wanted to see that flustered look on your face again. No, that's not it... Perhaps, in a twisted sort of way... I wish to connect with you as a person.
  • Avatar: Heh. Niles, there's nothing twisted about that. It's normal.
  • Niles: Well! That's the first time anyone's ever used that word to describe me. Would you mind terribly if we try this whole "human connection" thing again later?
  • Avatar: Of course not. Please, be my guest.

S SupportEdit

  • Niles: Good day, Lord Avatar.
  • Avatar: Hello, Niles. How can I help you?
  • Niles: Well, this might seem out of character, but I was hoping we could have a serious chat.
  • Avatar: Oh, that doesn't sound good. Is something the matter?
  • Niles: Hmm. I suppose it depends. On how you respond to the topic at hand.
  • Avatar: All right... So, what did you want to talk about?
  • Niles: I was just wondering...if you believe a person can be irreparably damaged.
  • Avatar: You're talking about yourself. Is that how you feel about yourself?
  • Niles: No. But I was wondering if that's how you perceive me.
  • Avatar: Where is this coming from?
  • Niles: Do you believe a person with a broken past can build a real future?
  • Avatar: Well, I certainly hope so. If you'll recall, my past isn't exactly a fairy tale.
  • Niles: Oh, I know! So given two people with equally complex histories... What do you think would happen if they joined to create a new future together? As a married couple.
  • Avatar: A married couple?!
  • Niles: Yes. I've done a lot of thinking about this. You and I have so much in common. You're the first person I've ever met who has shown genuine empathy for me. And I don't believe that's a coincidence.
  • Avatar: This is a lot to take in.
  • Niles: Do you think you could marry me? I want you to take this ring.
  • Avatar: Niles...
  • Niles: You seem hesitant. Very well, I was aware that my chances were slim...
  • Avatar: You speak too soon, Niles.
  • Niles: Hmm?
  • Avatar: In truth, I've become fascinated with you. You've overcome so much. Our past is out of our control and irrelevant. You've shown me how to move forward. So...yes. I will marry you.
  • Niles: Ah, I knew I was right about you. How splendid! Well, now that the boring, sappy part is out of the way... We don't have to act so reserved.
  • Avatar: Wait, this is your "reserved"?
  • Niles: Oh ho! You haven't seen anything yet.
  • Niles: Do you have any idea what you're getting into? I sure hope not...

With Female Avatar Edit

C Support Edit

  • Avatar: Oh, hello, Niles. What are you up to?
  • Niles: Ah, Lady Avatar. What a pleasant surprise. Tell me, what do you suspect I am up to?
  • Avatar: Well, I can't really tell from here.
  • Niles: Then you should come a little closer. Don't worry, I don't bite.
  • Avatar: OK...
  • Niles: Meow!
  • Avatar: Gah! What was that for?
  • Niles: Sorry, I just felt like teasing you. I'm all done now. So if you are genuinely curious about what I'm doing... Please, feel free to come a little closer...
  • Avatar: Well...
  • Niles: Scared of what I might do next? I don't blame you. I haven't yet earned your trust. It's smart of you to be skeptical.
  • Avatar: No, no... I trust you.
  • Niles: You do? How foolish! After all, I don't yet trust YOU.
  • Avatar: What?! Why not?
  • Niles: Because we barely know each other, milady. Trust is often borne out of a violent confrontation or traumatic experience. I suppose you must have had some kind of blessed childhood, free from worry.
  • Avatar: I don't remember anything of my childhood.
  • Niles: My apologies. Clearly a sore subject. Of all people, I should know better than to probe the secrets of a troubled history.
  • Avatar: What do you mean by "of all people"? What happened to you?
  • Niles: Oh ho! You offer nothing and expect juicy gossip in return. Sorry, child, but you'll have to do better than that.

B SupportEdit

  • Avatar: Niles, do you have a moment?
  • Niles: Still fishing for a story about my sordid past, are you?
  • Avatar: No, it's not that. I think because my memories are so limited... I'm always curious to hear about other people's backgrounds.
  • Niles: I see. You know, I do believe you are genuinely curious.
  • Avatar: I am. So, would you be willing to share a little bit of your past with me?
  • Niles: Very well. But you should know up front that it's not all lollipops and puppy dogs. Since I was a child, I've had to do a lot of unsavory things just to survive. Steal, beg, kill—just another Tuesday for li'l Niles, sadly.
  • Avatar: Gods...
  • Niles: Surprised? I haven't even gotten to the good stuff.
  • Avatar: I'm so sorry. I think I've heard enough for now. I should have known better than to pry.
  • Niles: Please, it's all in the past. But you should know that if we continue, there is a nonzero chance you may faint.
  • Avatar: I'm so sorry. You're putting on a brave face, but I can't imagine...
  • Niles: No. If anything, I should apologize to you. You asked so sweetly, and here I am teasing you again. My past was troubled, and I certainly suffered a great deal. But it is all in the past, and I don't mind sharing. At least, I don't mind sharing with someone whose motives are pure. As I believe yours are.
  • Avatar: Well, thank you. Perhaps we could chat again another time...
  • Niles: Certainly, Lady Avatar. Let me know when you're in the mood for another trust-building session.

A SupportEdit

  • Niles: Hello, Lady Avatar.
  • Avatar: Niles? Is something wrong?
  • Niles: No, of course not. I just thought I'd offer you the pleasure of my company.
  • Avatar: Oh. Heh! Yeah, that sounds good. It's been a while since we've chatted.
  • Niles: Oh? A chat? With a near-infinite array of more stimulating activities available to us?
  • Avatar: Do I dare ask for an example?
  • Niles: Oh, let's see... How about low-friction tactical grappling and strategy?
  • Avatar: Uh...I've never heard of that. What's involved?
  • Niles: Oh, it's a valuable training technique. First, we simulate the conditions of low friction by applying oil to our bodies. Then we practice various situational grappling techniques.
  • Avatar: Niles, that just sounds like oil wrestling. I don't think I'm ready for that.
  • Niles: Very well! Then I suppose we'll just have to have a VERY stimulating chat.
  • Avatar: Yes, that sounds good.
  • Niles: Hmm...
  • Avatar: ... Niles?
  • Niles: You know, I'm afraid I'm fresh out of stimulating topics of conversation.
  • Avatar: Oh...I see.
  • Niles: Isn't that peculiar? There's nothing I wish to discuss, and yet I approached you today. Why is that?
  • Avatar: I...I couldn't tell you.
  • Niles: Perhaps I just wanted to see that flustered look on your face again. No, that's not it... Perhaps, in a twisted sort of way... I wish to connect with you as a person.
  • Avatar: Heh. Niles, there's nothing twisted about that. It's normal.
  • Niles: Well! That's the first time anyone's ever used that word to describe me. Would you mind terribly if we try this whole "human connection" thing again later?
  • Avatar: Of course not. Please, be my guest.

S SupportEdit

  • Niles: Good day, Lady Avatar.
  • Avatar: Hello, Niles. How can I help you?
  • Niles: Well, this might seem out of character, but I was hoping we could have a serious chat.
  • Avatar: Oh, that doesn't sound good. Is something the matter?
  • Niles: Hmm. I suppose it depends. On how you respond to the topic at hand.
  • Avatar: All right... So, what did you want to talk about?
  • Niles: I was just wondering...if you believe a person can be irreparably damaged.
  • Avatar: You're talking about yourself. Is that how you feel about yourself?
  • Niles: No. But I was wondering if that's how you perceive me.
  • Avatar: Where is this coming from?
  • Niles: Do you believe a person with a broken past can build a real future?
  • Avatar: Well, I certainly hope so. If you'll recall, my past isn't exactly a fairy tale.
  • Niles: Oh, I know! So given two people with equally complex histories... What do you think would happen if they joined to create a new future together? As a married couple.
  • Avatar: A married couple?!
  • Niles: Yes. I've done a lot of thinking about this. You and I have so much in common. You're the first person I've ever met who has shown genuine empathy for me. And I don't believe that's a coincidence.
  • Avatar: This is a lot to take in.
  • Niles: Do you think you could marry me? I want you to take this ring.
  • Avatar: Niles...
  • Niles: You seem hesitant. Very well, I was aware that my chances were slim...
  • Avatar: You speak too soon, Niles.
  • Niles: Hmm?
  • Avatar: In truth, I've become fascinated with you. You've overcome so much. Our past is out of our control and irrelevant. You've shown me how to move forward. So...yes. I will marry you.
  • Niles: Ah, I knew I was right about you. How splendid! Well, now that the boring, sappy part is out of the way... We don't have to act so reserved.
  • Avatar: Wait, this is your "reserved"?
  • Niles: Oh ho! You haven't seen anything yet.
  • Niles: Do you have any idea what you're getting into? I sure hope not...

With Azura Edit

C Support Edit

  • Niles: Lady Azura, might I entice you over here for a little chat?
  • Azura: Uh...
  • Niles: What's the matter? You don't look busy right now. Surely you can spare a moment.
  • Azura: It's not that. It's just... What in the world do you and I have to discuss?
  • Niles: Why, we could talk about any number of things!
  • Azura: Niles, I'm not trying to be rude, but you have a reputation for being inappropriate!
  • Niles: That I do! But fear not, milady. I swear to keep my tongue under tight reign with you. I would never want to bring you disgrace by exposing those lovely ears to my filth.
  • Azura: Are you being serious?
  • Niles: You have my word.
  • Azura: I have to confess. I'm a little shocked. I never knew you could be such a gentleman.
  • Niles: Well, give me a chance sometime. There's more I'd like to explain, but not just yet.
  • Azura: Alright, Niles. I'll wait.

B Support Edit

  • Niles: Lady Azura, I'm sorry I left you hanging the other day.
  • Azura: Our conversation ended on a mysterious note, didn't it?
  • Niles: Let me explain. You see—I believe that you and I are cut from the same cloth.
  • Azura: Do you? And HOW exactly is that?
  • Niles: Well, you don't have to look so horrified. At least, allow me to finish! You and I have both experienced real suffering unlike most of the idiots we know.
  • Azura: What do you mean?
  • Niles: As a child, I was abandoned by my parents and had to fend for myself in the slums. Before Lord Leo accepted me as his retainer, I was literally living in the gutter...
  • Azura: I had no idea!
  • Niles: It left me with a low tolerance for people who lack compassion. I cannot stand shallow people! I try to avoid them at all costs.
  • Azura: I understand.
  • Niles: I know you do. I can tell that you are different from the others, milady. In fact, I get the impression that your childhood was no picnic either. You keep your distance by being aloof, while I actively drive people away. The more people I offend, the fewer I have to put up with. See? We're quite the same.
  • Azura: You have a point there.
  • Niles: I thought we should be friends since we've got so much in common.
  • Azura: I'm a little surprised by all this, but I'm glad to give you a chance.
  • Niles: Good. We'll talk soon then. I look forward to it.
  • Azura: Me too, Niles.

A Support Edit

  • Azura: Niles, so we meet again.
  • Niles: Yes.
  • Azura: So...
  • Niles: Ah...
  • Azura: ...Hmm. This is awkward. I have no idea what we should talk about! I usually try to avoid making idle chitchat.
  • Niles: I know what you mean. I can think of a hundred ways to make someone cringe. But when it comes to small talk, I'm at a loss. *sigh* We're like porcupines— aren't we?
  • Azura: Porcupines?!
  • Niles: Yes. We've armed ourselves with barbs to drive other people away. Even if I wanted to get close to someone, I'd probably stab them on accident.
  • Azura: I'd prefer to think of myself as a rose, not a porcupine— but I see what you mean.
  • Niles: Making friends is hard, isn't it?
  • Azura: It doesn't have to be.
  • Niles: No?
  • Azura: Honestly, Niles, I feel closer to you already. You've shown me another side to you. I think we're doing well for two porcupines! Any closer, and we'll only injure each other.
  • Niles: Ah, that's fair. We should probably keep a safe distance then.
  • Azura: Yes. Perhaps we should discuss the weather. Isn't that what others do?
  • Niles: I believe you're right. Hmm... I rather enjoy sunny days like this. Don't you?
  • Azura: Yes! But my favorite are snowy winter mornings. I get up early and make cocoa...

S Support Edit

  • Azura: Niles, is something wrong? You have a very serious look on your face.
  • Niles: I need to be honest with you.
  • Azura: Hold on right there! Is that what I think it is?!
  • Niles: This? It's a ring.
  • Azura: That better not be a wedding ring!
  • Niles: Would that be such a problem? Lady Azura, you're all I can think about...
  • Azura: Let's slow down a minute and discuss this like two reasonable adults. Niles, I do have feelings for you, but we've barely managed to discuss the weather! It's like you said... If we get too close, we'll only end up hurting each other.
  • Niles: Who says we have to get any closer?
  • Azura: But you said—
  • Niles: I don't want to ruin what we have now, and neither do you. This ring is a sign of my commitment to you. I want to be with you forever... even if it must be from a safe distance.
  • Azura: Do you really mean that? I am so grateful we found each other. I'll treasure this ring—and you—always.
  • Niles: Thank you, milady. I never expected to find such happiness.

With Felicia Edit

C Support  Edit

  • Felicia: And... there. Plated the soup without a hitch. Now to serve it to everyone...
  • Felicia: *quiver*...*shake*... Ah... aaaah...! N-nooo!
  • *Plate Shatters*
  • Niles: ...
  • Felicia: Niles! Oh no! Oh gosh! Are you all right? I'm so sorry! Let me wipe that off right away!
  • Niles: They told me about this, but I didn't believe them.
  • Felicia: Huh?
  • Niles: About your ineptitude below and short of the call of duty, I mean. But to experience it for myself, up close and personal, is something else. Did you want my clothes off so badly that you'd spill hot soup on them?
  • Felicia: I-it was an accident, I assure you!
  • Niles: ... *sigh* I guess you're too flustered for the implications to sink in. Well, no matter. I'd just better change my clothes now.
  • Felicia: Again, I am so, so sorry!
  • Niles: Right here in the middle of the room is as good a place as any. Don't you think?
  • Felicia: Wh-whatever you think best!
  • Niles: And you understand that before I can put the new clothes on... I'll have to strip down out of these soiled, filthy ones.
  • Felicia: I'll take them straight to the laundry!
  • Niles: ...
  • Niles: You know, it's not as much fun when you don't take the bait. Forget it. I don't need to change- it's not even enough to leave a stain.
  • Felicia: Oh! So you're not upset? Whew...

B Support Edit

  • Felicia: Niles, um...I brought dessert for you. I made it just for you, so don't tell anyone about it, OK?
  • Niles: Why just for me?
  • Felicia: It's my apology for spilling soup on you.
  • Niles: Ahh. So you're giving me special treatment, then. Personalized service.
  • Felicia: Yes. I-I mean, I know it doesn't make up for everything. I just thought...
  • Niles: No, go ahead. At least I don't have to worry about cake spilling on me.
  • Felicia: It isn't cake. I prepared something much better than that!
  • Niles: Oh? Do tell.
  • Felicia: I'm positive you'll enjoy it. Most people who get a taste of this say it feels like heaven!
  • Niles: Now you've got my attention. I didn't know you would go to such lengths... You had me fooled with that innocent facade, but you're a real piece of work.
  • Felicia: Heehee...so you're coming around on me, hmmm?
  • Niles: I'm seeing you in a new light, that's for certain.
  • Felicia: All right, now close your eyes, please.
  • Niles: Funny, that's exactly the light I wanted to see you in next.
  • Felicia: Now stay still...just like that...
  • Felicia: Heehee!
  • Niles: Hello, what's this I'm holding now?
  • Felicia: Open your eyes and see!
  • Felicia: ...What in the world? It's just a cookie.
  • Felicia: Oh, it's not JUST a cookie! This cookie is so yummy, you'll feel like you're in heaven! That's why I call it my Angel's Cookie!
  • Niles: If this is a deliberate tease, then my hat is off to you.
  • Felicia: Wh...what? What do you mean?!
  • Niles: Don't toy with me. I know you're not that innocent.
  • Felicia: You don't like the way it tastes...? Don't worry. The name might make it sound bad, but you won't die if you eat it. E-everyone tells me it's really good! I use only the most special honey!
  • Niles: (She has to be doing this on purpose...)

A Support Edit

  • Felicia: I brought tea, Niles. Would you like some?
  • Niles: No, I wouldn't.
  • Felicia: Oh...well, maybe some other time! Whoa... Aaah! Whooooops!
  • *Plate Shatters*
  • Niles: ...
  • Felicia: Oh gods! Niles, are you OK?! I didn't burn you, did I?!
  • Niles: Well, I am smoldering a bit. But what else is new, eh?
  • Felicia: I'll wipe it off right away! Ohhh, this is so mortifying...
  • Niles: Don't bother. And don't bother apologizing, for that matter. I won't mince words. Just looking at you burns me worse than any spilled tea could.
  • Felicia: Huh...?
  • Niles: You royal servants...living without a care in the world or a thought in your head. It would be easier to take if my nasty jibes had any effect. At least then I could get some satisfaction out of the shocked look on your face. But you're too dull to understand the most basic double entendre. Utterly loathsome...
  • Felicia: Y-you have me all wrong... I didn't always serve the royal family! I actually came from the Ice Tribe.
  • Niles: The Ice Tribe? Really? Isn't that the one King Garon brought to heel under Nohrian control?
  • Felicia: Yes. I'm the chieftain's daughter, in fact.
  • Niles: Then you must have come to Nohr from your homeland as a hostage.
  • Felicia: I-I don't think of myself that way...
  • Niles: But it's the truth regardless.
  • Niles: I'm sorry. I take back what I said about you.
  • Felicia: Huh?
  • Niles: Life wasn't easy for me growing up, either. So I take great satisfaction in messing with people who had life handed to them. But in your case, I made a mistake. You weren't raised in any warm, loving arms.
  • Felicia: Ahaha. You're right, the Ice Tribe homeland isn't warm at all. Still...you weren't so wrong when you guessed I haven't known much hardship. I enjoy my life here very much.
  • Niles: Oh? Well, I'll let it slide either way. My apology still stands, and I'm willing to overlook the tea you dumped on me.
  • Felicia: Really...?
  • Niles: So long as you wipe it up before you go.
  • Felicia: Of course! I'll bring a towel to wipe you off right away. Oh, and more tea!
  • Niles: The towel is enough. I've had my fill of tea. Maybe some warm milk, though...

S Support Edit

  • Felicia: You called, Niles?
  • Niles: Yeah. Take a seat.
  • Felicia: O-OK. I-is here all right?
  • Niles: Anywhere is fine.
  • Niles: Today, I decided I'd brew you some tea for a change. Wait right here and I'll fetch it.
  • Felicia: ...
  • Niles: Sorry to keep you waiting. Some tea for you, and a cookie to go with it.
  • Felicia: Unbelievable...
  • Niles: What is?
  • Felicia: The way you manage to carry the pitcher AND tray without tripping.
  • Niles: Heh. Don't assume everyone has the same difficulties as you.
  • Felicia: Of course. My mistake...
  • Niles: The cookie is an Angel's Cookie. The recipe wasn't that hard to figure out. As for the tea, it's a special blend I devised myself for the occasion.
  • Felicia: Erm...a special blend of what exactly?
  • Niles: Here you are. It should be obvious at a glance.
  • Felicia: Er...
  • Felicia: Oh! Hahahaha!
  • Niles: What's so funny?
  • Felicia: I'm sorry, I shouldn't laugh. I was just surprised to see you make mistakes too. The cup you gave me is empty! And a little dirty... Someone left a ring in it.
  • Niles: I didn't make any mistake. The ring is a gift to you. Try it on.
  • Felicia: What? N-no, that's too much! I mean... I can't accept such a valuable gift.
  • Niles: Ah, but there's a reason I didn't cheap out on it. This is an engagement ring. I want your hand in marriage, Felicia.
  • Felicia: ...What?
  • Niles: I've never met a woman like you. You're one of a kind, on multiple levels. I found myself trying to figure out what makes you tick... And then I realized I'd never been so invested in anyone before.
  • Felicia: That's...high praise. Thank you. If you can overlook my clumsiness, then...I accept.
  • Niles: Good. Now seriously, try on the ring.
  • Felicia: I'd be happy to!
  • Niles: Nice. It looks perfect on you. To hell with heaven, Felicia. You're the only angel I need.
  • Felicia: Oh, Niles...

With Mozu Edit

C Support Edit

  • Niles: Mozu?
  • Mozu: Gah!
  • Niles: Oh, it's just you. Phew! You scared the tar outta me.
  • Niles: What are you doing in this dump?
  • Mozu: Hey! Don't call my village a dump. It's not it's fault it's all shabby and run down. I mean...yeah, it's seen better days, but...
  • Niles: You still haven't answered my question. Why would you come here alone?
  • Mozu: I came looking for something. In all the confusion of the Faceless attack, I left something important behind.
  • Niles: Oh yeah? Is this "something" valuable?
  • Mozu: It surely is. It was our sacred treasure. A round ball, about yea big. And not just any old ball, but one with the harvest god's power stored up inside. Thanks to that thing, we were blessed with a good harvest year in and year out.
  • Niles: Interesting...sort of. It must have been very important to them. And yet, now they're all dead. Oh well.
  • Mozu: ...Yeah. You're right.
  • Niles: ...
  • Mozu: Guess I'd best give up the search for today and head back.

B Support Edit

  • Niles: You're still at this?
  • Mozu: Can't find the dadblamed thing anywhere. Could you lend me a hand?
  • Niles: I have a better idea...Why don't you give up already?
  • Mozu: Huh?
  • Niles: There's nothing here but rubble anymore. I guaranteed looters have made off with anything of worth by now. If that ball of yours had any market value, it's long gone.
  • Mozu: You're...probably right. *sigh* It's kinda sad. I... How came I was the only one left alive...?
  • Niles: Does it really make you that sad that everyone is dead?
  • Mozu: Of course it does! That's my family you're talking about.
  • Niles: ...
  • Mozu: Haven't you ever been upset when someone passed? Don't you know that knot in your gut when you lose someone?
  • Niles: ...That's neither here nor there. I prefer not to dwell on those things. Better to live for the pleasures of the now. I could give you a demonstration, if it would take your mind off things.
  • Mozu: Th-this is hardly the time!
  • Niles: If you want to wallow in pain and misery in the ruins of your home, suit yourself. But my offer still stands if you'd rather have some fun instead.
  • Mozu: You...you're horrible...
  • Niles: And you're boring, which is worse. It wouldn't take much for me to make you feel better. Believe me, I know lots of ways. But I can see you'd rather be miserable, so carry on without me.
  • Mozu: Wh-what a self-centered jerk...

A Support Edit

  • Niles: Still down in the mouth, I see.
  • Mozu: Just go away, Niles...
  • Niles: This wouldn't happen to be the orb you were searching for, would it?
  • Mozu: What the—?! That's it! Holy heck! Where'd you find it?!
  • Niles: Crossed paths with a certain bandit who had it on him.
  • Mozu: A bandit, huh? So you were right—it did get stolen. But how'd you convince him to give it back?
  • Niles: I was part of a gang of thieves once. I still have some connections I can tap. Lucky for you, it fell into the hands of a thief who owed me one. So I got it back for you without much fuss.
  • Mozu: Wow...this means so much to me.
  • Niles: Anything to make you less boring.
  • Mozu: Haha, I'm too happy to care why you did it. Thank you, Niles! Seeing this ball again takes me back to those festival days...
  • Niles: A festival? Now you've got my interest.
  • Mozu: Yep. We'd put up a great big pedestal in the village square and place the ball on top. Then we'd all get in a big circle and dance around it.
  • Niles: It sounds like quite a production.
  • Mozu: Those were the good days. Hey, you wanna give it a try?
  • Niles: Hm? Can you be more specific?
  • Mozu: Let's you and me bop around the village square, for old times' sake.
  • Niles: Oh, no. No no no no no.
  • Mozu: Hey, don't knock it before you try it! You and me are pals now. I'm sure the harvest god wants to see you dance too!

S Support Edit

  • Mozu: I wanted to thank you again for the other day, Niles.
  • Niles: I told you, I don't need thanks.
  • Mozu: Then I'll just say your dancing was mighty fine for a first-timer.
  • Niles: You cut a fairly cute figure yourself.
  • Mozu: Whuh...you mean that?
  • Niles: It's what I was thinking about the whole time we were dancing.
  • Mozu: Y'know...The harvest god handles fertility stuff, too. When a gal and a fella dance around his ball at the festival...
  • Niles: Go on.
  • Mozu: I can't say it. It's too embarrassing.
  • Niles: Then let me guess: they're blessed with children?
  • Mozu: Whoa there! You're getting ahead of yourself, buster. B-besides, the way I was raised, children don't come until after the wedding.
  • Niles: Of course. how could I forget? Let me fix that by asking for your hand in marriage.
  • Mozu: What?! Talk about out of the blue!
  • Niles: It's not as sudden as you think. I came to see you today with that in mind.
  • Mozu: Huh?! You like me that much?
  • Niles: If I didn't, why would I have gone to such lengths to get this orb back?
  • Mozu: Wait a sec...you said before it was no big deal getting me my harvest ball. Niles, you sneaky so and so.
  • Niles: Let me know once you're past the obvious and up to speed.
  • Mozu: Haha, I'll marry you, you big grump. Someone needs to take the edge off you, after all.
  • Niles: We'll be a family, won't we? That'll be a new experience for me. But I'm excited to explore the idea with you. Now, when you feel ready to cry, you can come do it on my shoulder.
  • Mozu: Thanks, Niles. You've got a kind heart behind that smug grin after all.

With Camilla Edit

C Support Edit

  • Niles: Lady Camilla, just the person I was looking for.
  • Camilla: Oh? Did you want to ask me something?
  • Niles: Yes. I'm curious... Why do you shower so much affection on Lady/Lord Avatar?
  • Camilla: What do you mean? I love Avatar! He/She's a sweetie! Plus, he/she had a terrible childhood. I think he/she deserves a little kindness now!
  • Niles: As I suspected! Your so-called love is nothing more than pity. You're probably one of those people who brings home lost puppy dogs too.
  • Camilla: Of course I would! Who would leave a cute, little puppy out in the cold?
  • Niles: Heh heh...
  • Camilla: *gasp* You would, wouldn't you?! Niles, you're terrible!
  • Niles: There's a reason you fixate on helping poor, pathetic creatures!
  • Camilla: Is that so? And what's that?
  • Niles: You live a pathetic existence. You're trying to make yourself feel better! (*Niles leaves*)
  • Camilla: Niles? Get back here! You can't say something like that and run away! Coward!

B Support Edit

  • Camilla: Niles! I've been looking everywhere for you! It's time for you to explain yourself!
  • Niles: Ah, I love it when you get all feisty. Your cheeks are turning red! Were you saying something? I can barely concentrate when you're like this!
  • Camilla: Enough! You better explain what you meant the other day when you said I was pathetic!
  • Niles: Fair enough. Lady Camilla, do you know why people love puppies?
  • Camilla: Because they're cute...?
  • Niles: No! It's because people want to be loved.
  • Camilla: Huh?
  • Niles: They want companionship—a person to come home to, and if they can't get it... They'll settle for a furry creature who'll greet them and slobber on their shoes. This is the same relationship you have with that lost, little puppy—Lady/Lord Avatar. You're miserable, so you shower her/him with affection, and that puppy slobbers back!
  • Camilla: Are you calling Avatar a dog? That's disgusting!
  • Niles: Oh, I like that hostile look on your face. It's giving me chills! Do you want to know where I came up with this theory? I'll tell you!
  • Camilla: You better!
  • Niles: My parents abandoned me in the slums of Nohr. I was raised by thieves and criminals. I learned fast. I did what had to be done to survive! So forgive me if I'm a little jealous. When I see someone who is oblivious to suffering, I like to give them an education. That moment when they discover their first taste of pain is pure bliss!
  • Camilla: Niles, you're a sad person.
  • Niles: Am I? For someone so sad, I'm having an outrageously good time!

A Support Edit

  • Niles: Lady Camilla, I heard you were looking for me. You know I adore being summoned.
  • Camilla: The other day, you said you like to prey on people who've never known suffering.
  • Niles: Oh, yes. I like where this is going.
  • Camilla: Well, you were wrong to pick me!
  • Niles: Huh?
  • Camilla: I know what you thought! She's royalty! She must be happy! Her life is perfect! You're wrong! I wasn't born in the slums, but my childhood wasn't all roses either.
  • Niles: What?
  • Camilla: Oh. Didn't you know? Xander is the only one of my siblings born to the queen. The rest of us—Leo, Elise, and I—we're all children of King Garon's mistresses. Different mistresses, I might add. He loved to pit our mothers against each other.
  • Niles: I had no idea.
  • Camilla: Our mothers were the lowest of the low, trying to claw their way to a better status. Naturally, they used us as bait in all of their conflicts.
  • Niles: Lady Camilla, I'm-
  • Camilla: You said I was pathetic, and you were right! My mother loved me, but only as a pawn. Do I dote on Avatar? Yes, I do! I remember what it feels like to be alone!
  • Niles: I'm so sorry. I was wrong about you! You disguise your pain well. I didn't realize.
  • Camilla: I didn't tell you all this so you could apologize. I want you to think twice before you judge someone else so unfairly!
  • Niles: I'm so ashamed. You must beat me! Here, I deserve to be punished.
  • Camilla: I'm not going to beat you!
  • Niles: Please, strike me across the face. I'll wait.
  • Camilla: Seriously, Niles. I'll pass. If you want to be flogged, you'll have to do it yourself.

S Support Edit

  • Niles: Lady Camilla, I found you! I wanted to tell you how sorry I am-
  • Camilla: Niles, this is the fifth time you've apologized! I told you! We're fine!
  • Niles: I'm afraid I have another matter to beg your forgiveness for.
  • Camilla: Huh?
  • Niles: I lied. I never thought you were pathetic. I asked you all of those questions about Lady/Lord Avatar because I was jealous.
  • Camilla: Jealous?
  • Niles: Here you were showering all of that love and attention on Lady/Lord Avatar...I wanted it to be me.
  • Camilla: Oh? Is that all?
  • Niles: What? You're not mad? I said terrible things about you and Lady/Lord Avatar!
  • Camilla: Niles, there's plenty of love to go around!
  • Niles: But I tormented you!
  • Camilla: And your childhood was full of torment! It all makes sense. I feel very protective over Avatar, and I've started to feel the same way about you. Funny, isn't it? I actually think you're kind of cute.
  • Niles: Huhhhhh?!
  • Camilla: What's the matter?! Cat got your tongue?
  • Niles: Yes! I mean, no! I mean, wait! Oh! What's wrong with me?!
  • Camilla: I think you're like an adorable little puppy I just caught chewing on my shoes! Know that I know your story, I don't mind your rough talk. ...It's kind of amusing.
  • Niles: Well, Lady Camilla, there's plenty more where that came from!
  • Camilla: I hope so.
  • Niles: Come over here. I'll whisper more of these naughty, little words in your ear.
  • Camilla: Niles!
  • Niles: Was that too much?

With Leo Edit

C Support Edit

  • Leo: Good day, Niles.
  • Niles: Lord Leo. What is your command?
  • Leo: At ease. I was just making conversation. You looked like you were deep in thought. Thinking about anything in particular?
  • Niles: Not really. Just reminiscing about the past. I suppose.
  • Leo: Oh? I thought your past was rather unpleasant.
  • Niles: Oh, yes it certainly was. But it doesn't make me sad to think about it. I mostly wish I could string together more memories...
  • Leo: How do you mean?
  • Niles: I only have fleeting visions of my youth. I can picture an old brick. A field mouse. Torrential rain. Some kind of... horribly disfigured man. A pile of money. The taste of blood.
  • Leo: Gods...
  • Niles: Those fragments rattle around in my head from time to time.
  • Leo: I see.
  • Niles: It's not exactly... painful. But it isn't pleasant, either.
  • Leo: Well. I'll...leave you to it.

B Support Edit

  • Niles: Lord Leo... I must apologize. The last time we spoke, I burdened you with some of my past...
  • Leo: Nonsense, Niles. I don't mind.
  • Niles: Well, I appreciate you saying that. It puts me at ease.
  • Leo: I do have a question for you, though. You don't have to answer it if you don't feel like it... Do you have any fond memories whatsoever?
  • Niles: I have one. Even now, I can remember it in vivid detail.
  • Leo: Please, tell me about it.
  • Niles: It was the moment I met you, Lord Leo.
  • Leo: Is that so?
  • Niles: Yes. You must remember. I had broken into the palace with my supposed friends. They betrayed me at the first sign of danger.
  • Leo: That's right. They left you as a decoy, didn't they?
  • Niles: Yes.
  • Leo: And I... was about to execute you.
  • Niles: Heh. Yes. Now the memories are flooding back.
  • Leo: It was so curious, how you didn't beg for your life at all. Rather, you begged for your death. That piqued my interest. And had the opposite effect of saving your life.
  • Niles: Which leads to us now.
  • Leo: Most people wouldn't consider nearly being executed to be a pleasant memory...
  • Niles: Fair point. But I am decidedly not "most people". I owe you a debt that can never be fully repaid, milord. But that's not to say I won't try...

A Support Edit

  • Niles: Hmm...
  • Leo: Still reminiscing, Niles?
  • Niles: Not exactly, Lord Leo. I was thinking about the future.
  • Leo: Ah, I often find myself worrying about the future as well. We're living in uncertain times, that's for sure.
  • Niles: On the contrary, milord. I've never been more confident.
  • Leo: Really? How so?
  • Niles: Because at long last I have a purpose in this world. And that is to serve you.
  • Leo: Niles, I appreciate your dedication, and you are most capable as a retainer, but... You needn't put things in such dramatic terms.
  • Niles: Again, I must contradict you, milord! You're the only one in this world who has placed trust in me. You've given my life a purpose. If anything, I am downplaying the debt I owe you.
  • Leo: Well, thank you again. I do consider myself lucky to have such a loyal and trustworthy retainer.
  • Niles: Please, I'm not worthy of such praise! Do you remember the broken memories I described to you recently? I retain almost nothing from my youth... But I can recall every moment since the day you rescued me in vivid detail! These new memories are what give me strength to continue living.
  • Leo: Niles, I...
  • Niles: Make no mistake, milord. I will protect you until the very end. I would gladly sacrifice my own life for yours, should it ever become necessary.
  • Leo: I don't know what to say... So I suppose "thank you" will have to suffice. I will try to be worthy of your continued dedication and support.
  • Niles: Thank you... Leo.

With Elise Edit

C Support Edit

  • Niles: Hm? Where do you think you're going?
  • Elise: What do you mean?
  • Niles: The war council is assembling in a few minutes. Aren't you supposed to be there?
  • Elise: Yeah, but I'm not going.
  • Niles: Oh? Why is that?
  • Elise: 'Cause everyone just treats me like a kid. Even if I go, they won't listen to me.
  • Niles: The best way to get treated like an adult may be to think of yourself as one. Or perhaps to simply act like one by actually attending your meetings?
  • Elise: But everything they talk about always goes right over my head. I can never follow what they're saying.
  • Niles: That's no excuse. You could try studying more between these meetings. Lord Leo attended such meetings when he was much younger than you are now. 
  • Elise: He did? 
  • Niles: Sure, probably.
  • Elise: Huh?
  • Niles: I said, "sure, milady."
  • Elise: OK. Well, I guess you're right. I should probably get going, then...
  • Niles: I'm happy you've come to see the light, milady. Attending these meetings can only help both you and Nohr. If nothing else, you will learn more simply by being present.
  • Elise: OK. I'll do my best!

B Support Edit

  • Elise: *bawling*
  • Niles: What's the matter, my lady?
  • Elise: I w-went to the war meeting like you said, but they told me I didn't need to be there! They said i-i-it was too complicated for me! J-j-jerks!
  • Niles: They what?
  • Elise: Yeah! Everyone else was there, and I'm th-the only one they said should leave! It's so dumb! Dumb dumb dumb! They're all just a bunch of dumbheads! Why won't they take me seriously?! I even showed up and everything! I'm an adult, right? They should treat me like ooonnee! *sob*
  • Niles: My apologies. It seems my advice has caused you unnecessary pain.
  • Elise: No, you were right. I need to study more. I'm no better than a child. My siblings are so mature... Why can't I be like them?
  • Niles:If I might offer some additional advice, milady?
  • Elise: OK...I guess. What is it?
  • Niles: You might take this the wrong way, but I think it's important you hear it. I think the problem lies in your attitude.
  • Elise: My attitude?
  • Niles: You want others to see you both as an adult and as a little sister. So while you want them to take you seriously, you pout when they don't. Years may pass, milady, but this alone won't make you mature or responsible. That can only be earned by learning to master yourself and your reactions.
  • Elise: ...You're right. Thank you, Niles... *sniff* *sniffle* No. No! I can't cry! I'm not a baby!
  • Niles: No. You may cry as much as you like. You have just learned a hard truth. But when your crying is through, pick yourself up and try again. Study up. I know you can do it.
  • Elise: Th-th-thank you, Niles! I'll do my best! *sob*

A Support Edit

  • Elise: Niles!
  • Niles: Lady Elise? You seem more energetic of late.
  • Elise: I did what you said and changed my attitude!
  • Niles: Oh? I-I'm not sure that that's quite how it works... People don't change THAT quickly.
  • Elise: Well I did! And everyone wants me to attend the war council meetings again!
  • Niles: Huh. Well, good on you, then. So, tell me. What happened?
  • Elise: I told them how I think we should approach our next battle. And they listened! they even praised my idea! It's all thanks to you, Niles!
  • Niles:I'm proud of you, Elise. That's wonderful. Though...perhaps also something of a shame.
  • Elise: Huh? Did you say something?
  • Niles: Oh, no. Nothing, my dear princess.
  • Elise: OK. Well, either way, I want you to know that I'm still gonna be relying on you! You're harsh, but you don't mince words. I need someone like that in my life. It's only because of your advice that I even made it this far, after all.
  • Niles: Then I will do my best to serve you, my lady...much as it may hurt sometimes.
  • Elise: Thanks! I'm counting on you!

S Support Edit

  • Niles: You called for me?
  • Elise: Thanks for coming, Niles! I had something to tell you.
  • Niles: I see.
  • Elise: When the time is right, I think I should marry someone like you.
  • Niles: Oh? Any reason?
  • Elise: Yeah. I need a husband who won't mince words. Someone who knows how things really are. Who doesn't sugarcoat anything.
  • Niles: You seem to have a very high opinion of me.
  • Elise: I do! I love you, Niles! I love you a whole bunch! You've made me think and helped me to grow in ways I didn't think I could. And that's not all I like about ya.
  • Niles: Then, milady, there is only one thing left to do. We must marry each other.
  • Elise: Perfect! So then you'll take this?
  • Niles: A ring? My, you certainly don't waste any time, do you?
  • Elise: Nope! Not when it comes to you, my love!
  • Niles: Well, I suppose I must accept.
  • Elise: Because you love me too?
  • Niles: I...do. I never expected it. But I have grown to love you. You have an innocence about you that I have rarely seen in my life. I lost hope, once, because I bore witness to the worst evils the world has to offer. But you have rekindled that hope in my heart. I could not live without you.
  • Elise: O-oh wow. Really?
  • Niles: Really. And I vow I will do everything in my power to help you in all your endeavors. Though I suppose we'll start with making you a responsible, regal princess, eh?
  • Elise: Heehee. Exactamundo!
  • Niles: Now, let's go find Lord Leo and share the good news with him.
  • Elise: Ooh! I can't wait to see his face!

With Peri Edit

C Support Edit

  • Peri: Ooh, it's Niles! I heard you can make anyone feel bad using only words. I wanna hear it for myself. Do me! Do me!
  • Niles: *sigh* How unfortunate that this is what my reputation has become. I'm sorry, Peri, but I don't take requests like that.
  • Peri: Aww, why not? Why won't you insult me?
  • Niles: Because I only insult people who deserve it. If you do something to deserve my scorn, you'll get an earful. Don't worry about that.
  • Peri: Grr! Fine!
  • Niles exits
  • Peri: Wait! There was something else I wanted to ask you!
  • Niles: Now I'm getting irritated. You're on the right track if you want some insults. What is it?
  • Peri: Did you ever break into my house when I was a kid?
  • Niles: How in the world would I know? I broke into a lot of houses. 
  • Peri: Well... I lived in a really big mansion. It was kind of hard to miss. And my parents told me that someone broke in once! So I was wondering if it might have been you. 
  • Niles: That's still pretty vague. Maybe I did, maybe I didn't. If it was me, what are you going to do about it?
  • Peri: Woah! Nothing! I'm just curious. I just thought it would be kind of a cool coincidence, that's all.
  • Niles: Hmph. 

B Support Edit

  • Niles: Good day, Peri. I have some remarkable news for you. The mansion you grew up in—was it a nobleman's home? And was it on the corner of a main street, with a prominent blue tile roof?
  • Peri: Yep! That's exactly it.
  • Niles: Amazing. Then, in fact, I did rob your home when you were a child.
  • Peri: Haha! That's so cool! So, what did you steal? I don't remember anything ever going missing.
  • Niles: That's true. We came to steal a particular item, but we couldn't find it.
  • Peri: Really? We had just about everything you could want in that house. Gold, rare works of art, jewels... You name it!
  • Niles: Yes, but we were looking for something unique. Something money can't buy.
  • Peri: Ooh, I'm dying to know. What was it?
  • Niles: Don't laugh. It was a doll.
  • Peri: A doll?!
  • Niles: Yes, but not just any doll. It was supposed to be an evil murder doll! Rumor was that your family kept a possessed doll under lock and key. Supposedly, this doll would come to life and eviscerate one's enemies. Me and my... associates... thought it would be a fun toy.
  • Peri: That is CRAZY! We never had a doll like that in our house! Believe me, if we did... I would have played with it nonstop!
  • Niles: You're right, of course. It was nothing more than a tall tale. We poked around the house, tipped over a few priceless vases, and left empty handed.
  • Peri: Aww. Sorry my mansion made for such a disappointing break-in.
  • Niles: Heh. That's probably the first time anyone's ever said THAT.

A Support Edit

  • Niles: I think I've figured it out, Peri.
  • Peri: Hmm? Figured out what?
  • Niles: There was an evil murder doll in your mansion after all.
  • Peri: No way! Is it still there? I'm going to go kill it right now!
  • Niles: Relax. Hear me out. Tell me... what were your hobbies as a child?
  • Peri: Dismemberment, murder, and torture. You know... normal kid stuff.
  • Niles: Riiight. Anyway, there was another rumor about your house. At one point, it seemed your household was hiring a new servant every other day. The money was good, but soon people became reluctant to work there. Some of the butlers and maids you hired were never seen again... Does any of this ring a bell?
  • Peri: Oh, that? Heehee! I guess I probably killed a bunch of the butlers that my daddy hired. Whenever I was bored, I'd summon one of them and then... THWACK! Heehee! Sometimes Daddy would even watch!
  • Niles: Do you see what I'm getting at, Peri?
  • Peri: Oh! Wait, no. What are you getting at?
  • Niles: You! You were the evil murder doll!
  • Peri: But I'm not a doll, silly!
  • Niles: No, but you were doll sized as a child! And you fit the description perfectly.
  • Peri: Wow! So you broke into my house to steal ME! Hahahaha! That's so funny!
  • Niles: I don't know if that's the right word, but it is one longtime mystery solved. To think—I walked away from your home empty handed so many years ago... Only to have you walk into my life of your own accord now. Even after all this time, life still finds ways of surprising me...

S Support Edit

  • Niles: Ah, Peri. Good timing.
  • Peri: What for?
  • Niles: I want another chance.
  • Peri: Another chance for what?
  • Niles: Another chance to steal you away, of course!
  • Peri: Hmmm... I still don't get it... You want to steal me?
  • Niles: That's right. I have an eye for the precious and valuable. And I want to make you, the legendary evil murder doll, mine!
  • Peri: I don't know. Are you gonna put me in a glass case or something?
  • Niles: Bwahaha! Of course not. But I will take care of you for the rest of your life.
  • Peri: What does that even mean?
  • Niles: Well, it can mean whatever you want it to mean. If you want it to mean exotic adventures, then we will have exotic adventures. If you want it to mean a simple life in the country, it can mean that too. Please don't pick that one, though.
  • Peri: Well, I don't really get it... but sure, why not?
  • Niles: Excellent. Here, I want you to have this.
  • Peri: A wedding ring?!
  • Niles: That's right. We should have a proper ceremony, of course. And then the real fun can begin. I want you to summon me like one of your butlers...
  • Peri: Sounds good! Can we invite some actual butlers for me to murder, too?
  • Niles: No. Just the two of us. And, um, no murder will involved, hopefully...
  • Peri: Well... OK. How about some cooking? I'm pretty good with a knife in the kitchen, too.
  • Niles: Now THAT would be splendid. Marry me!
  • Peri: Heehee! I will. Steal me away!

With Selena Edit

C Support Edit

  • Selena: Oh, Niles! You surprised me. Were...were you waiting here for me or something? It seems like you were hiding.
  • Niles: Hello, Selena. That's none of your business. What are you doing you here?
  • Selena: I was just about to go shopping. But...that's none of YOUR business!
  • Niles: Hmph.
  • Selena: Why are you looking me like that? You're treating me like I'm your enemy or something.
  • Niles: Who's to say you aren't?
  • Selena: What's that supposed to mean?
  • Niles: I've been doing a little research on you. There's no record of your hometown or your history in general.
  • Selena: Th-that's...
  • Niles: If you were born in this world, there should be some evidence of it! But you have none. It's as if...you just turned up one day suddenly out of nowhere.
  • Selena: Well, that's no possible...of course...
  • Niles: Lord/Lady Avatar seems to trust you, so I will grant you some leeway. But know this—I am watching you.
  • Selena: *gulp*

B Support Edit

  • Selena: Let's see... I'll take this one, and this one, and this one...
  • Niles: You can't afford all of that.
  • Selena: What?! First of all, yes I can! Second of all—what are you doing here?
  • Niles: I told you...I'm watching you.
  • Selena: Even while I'm shopping? Yeesh! I really don't need any more stalkers, OK?
  • Niles: I'm well within my rights to follow you around like this.
  • Selena: Oh, so we're just making up nonsense now? In that case, I'm well within my rights to knock your block off!
  • Niles: I'm just making sure you're not up to anything nefarious. And I thought while I was at it, I might as well help you stick to a budget, too. Do you really need all of those trinkets?
  • Selena: Ugh! Look, I might use them someday... Wait, why am I explaining myself to you? Get out of here!
  • Niles: You have a real problem, don't you?
  • Selena: No! I can stop anytime!
  • Niles: Tell me. When you buy something, do you feel a sort of release?
  • Selena: Stop analyzing me!
  • Niles: It's tragic, really. That some in this world can buy anything, while others have nothing...
  • Selena: Well, you're not wrong, but... DAMMIT. Look, I'm just going to return most of this anyway...
  • Niles: Ah. The guilt surfaces. You've just earned one small unit of trust from me.
  • Selena: I couldn't care less. Just get out of here!
  • Niles: Very well. If I stayed any longer, I'm sure you'd ask me to hold one of your bags.
  • Selena: Ugh! What a jerk!

A Support Edit

  • Niles: Well, I've done it. I've finally figured out your true identity.
  • Selena: What? You couldn't possibly...
  • Niles: Granted, your origin and hometown remain a mystery... But other than that, I have completely figured you out.
  • Selena: Now I'm just confused. What do you mean?
  • Niles: To begin with, you are selfish and impatient.
  • Selena: ...
  • Niles: On top of that, you're a poor loser. You must win at all costs.
  • Selena: You really don't care about offending people at all, do you?
  • Niles: At the same time, you are a hard worker. And you are loyal to your friends.
  • Selena: Wait...what?
  • Niles: I'm sorry, I'm not as practiced in dishing out praise, so this may be a bit clunky.
  • Selena: At least you've stopped insulting me for five seconds!
  • Niles: I apologize. I think you'll find the overall tone of this speech to be positive. Now, to continue...
  • Selena: Where is this coming from?
  • Niles: To put it plainly, I have finished vetting you, and I am informing you of the results. You'll be glad to know that I now trust in you fully.
  • Selena: Niles...
  • Niles: In fact, based on these results, I'd even consider a friendship with you. Congratulations are in order!
  • Selena: The arrogance! It's so...so... Ugh. I can't lie. It's somewhat appealing. Well, if you're going to treat me nicely, I suppose I can treat you similarly. So...you're welcome!
  • Niles: Ha! Well played.

S Support Edit

  • Niles: Selena, I'm afraid I will need to continue watching you for some time.
  • Selena: But I thought you said that I earned your trust! Plus, we're friends now, right? What's this all about?
  • Niles: Yes, I trust you. But I want to be more than just friends.
  • Selena: Uh...
  • Niles: I've fallen for you.
  • Selena: Now, wait just a minute... We've only JUST gotten on friendly terms. You were calling me selfish and impatient, like, five minutes ago!
  • Niles: What can I say? I'm selfish and impatient, too. You're the one for me.
  • Selena: But...but...
  • Niles: Marry me. I will stay by your side and protect you for as long as you live.
  • Selena: Look. I'm a sucker for confident guys. But if we're going to do this, it's going to be on my terms.
  • Niles: Very well. What are your terms?
  • Selena: Well...remember how you couldn't figure out where I'm actually from? That's because it's, uh, really far away. And one day, I intend to return there.
  • Niles: Say no more. I'll go with you.
  • Selena: Are you sure about that?
  • Niles: Yes, of course. It's not like this part of the world has been particularly friendly to me. And with you by my side, I don't care how far I'd have to travel. Marry me, Selena!
  • Selena: All right, Niles. This is going to be a trial marriage. I don't want to hear any criticism of my shopping habits or my competitiveness! If you can handle that, then maybe—just MAYBE—this marriage can work. You got that?
  • Niles: Haha. Yes. I appreciate your honesty.
  • Selena: Yeah? Well, get used to it!
  • Niles: Oh, I will. I promise to get used to absolutely everything about you. From the tips of your fingers to the depths of your heart...
  • Selena: Next on the list—never say anything like that ever again!

With Beruka Edit

C Support Edit

  • Niles: Well, well, Beruka.
  • Beruka: ...
  • Niles: Still haven't given up the assassin trade, I see.
  • Beruka: What do you want?
  • Niles: Been visiting Nohr, have we? A slum wouldn't be my first choice of vacation destination, but different strokes.
  • Beruka: You followed me?
  • Niles: People forget, what with all the thieving and killing I do, that I'm a skilled tracker. I was behind you every step of the way. I must say, it was a very pleasant view. Now, you and I both know that slum is a prime source for contracts. If you're planning to kill someone, I advise you come clean to me about it right now.
  • Beruka: Strange. If you're so skilled at tracking, then you should already know my business there.
  • Niles: W-well, I...
  • Beruka: Just admit it. You tried to follow me, but my trail went cold. That wasn't an accident.
  • Niles: You—!
  • Beruka: I'm not your average mark, Niles. I have a sixth sense for the street.
  • Niles: Tch...
  • Beruka: But rest easy. I wasn't doing anything I shouldn't have been. So you can stop toying with me.

B Support Edit

  • Niles: I saw you in that slum again.
  • Beruka: Still following me, hm?
  • Niles: And still you gave me the slip. So I'm here to admit defeat. You're too slippery for me to catch in the act. Instead, I'll just ask you straight out: What were you doing there?
  • Beruka: Why do you care?
  • Niles: I serve Lord Leo, so his interests are my interests. If you're doing anything that could hinder the war effort, it has to stop.
  • Beruka: I can't figure you out, Niles.
  • Niles: And what do you mean by that?
  • Beruka: You're like a different person now, next to your days as a bandit in the slums.
  • Niles: Ngh...
  • Beruka: I'm no less strange, of course. My parents abandoned me before I could learn their names or faces. I survived by working as a killer for hire. I think I changed, thought, when I came here.
  • Niles: If you've really changed, why won't you tell me what you were doing back there? I won't stop dogging you until I hear it for myself.
  • Beruka: For you, the slums are a painful memory you want to put behind you. ...For me, they're something else.
  • Niles: What does THAT mean?
  • Beruka: Wouldn't you like to know.
  • Niles: Rrgh...

A Support Edit

  • Beruka: Come out, Niles. I know you're there.
  • Niles: Hmph.. And here I thought I finally got one over on you.
  • Beruka: I let you follow me this time. I'm tired of getting the third degree.
  • Niles: Is this what passes for a graveyard around here?
  • Beruka: Yes. My mother was buried here.
  • Niles: The same mother who ditched you when you were a baby?
  • Beruka: Yes. An old associate of mine mentioned to me he knew where her gravesite was. I felt nothing at first. "What use do I have for the grave of the woman who abandoned me?" I thought. But when I took the time to visit, I felt overwhelmed by strange emotions.
  • Niles: ... So that's why you keep coming back.
  • Beruka: There's more, Niles.
  • Niles: Hm?
  • Beruka: Mine aren't the only parents buried here. Your mother rests here as well.
  • Niles: My--?!
  • Beruka: You never knew what became of her after she disappeared. Well, here she is.
  • Niles: ...This is news to me.
  • Beruka: I won't force you. But your mother isn't far, if you want to visit her.
  • Niles: ... I'll keep it in mind. No promises beyond that. Either way, you're in the clear.
  • Beruka: But...your mother's grave...
  • Niles: I never met the woman. I have no interest in doing it now.

S Support Edit

  • Niles: I did what you suggested, Beruka. I went to visit my mothers grave.
  • Beruka: Why the change of heart?
  • Niles: I had to ask her about something eve if I never knew her. She didn't say much, but I think she would have given me her blessing. So I'm in the clear to propose to you. Beruka, would you take this ring?
  • Beruka: You...want to get engaged?
  • Niles: I surprised myself with all that I said to that gravestone. I told my mother what a good woman you are and you much you mean to me. At the end, I wondered out loud if I should try to spend my life together with you.
  • Beruka: ...
  • Niles: If you're not interested, you can say so. I'll just go back to living alone and keeping my distance from most people. Because I can't see myself settling down with anyone else.
  • Beruka: ... I accept.
  • Niles: Really?
  • Beruka: I...don't want you to be alone.
  • Niles: ...Thank you, Beruka. That means a lot to me. Now, shall we take a trip to the slums? We can finally properly introduce each other to our parents.
  • Beruka: That sounds nice. I'll lead the way, as usual.

With Odin Edit

C Support Edit

  • Niles: We have a job to do, Odin.
  • Odin: Do tell, my umbral friend!
  • Niles: Our army is thinking of developing some new weapons. They need the weapons named.
  • Odin: Weapons?! Named?! Those that you hold?! What a perfect task for me—to anoint those with my mystic tongue!
  • Niles: Before you start drooling all over them, you need to know one more thing. They're calling for name possibilities from everyone in the camp. Not just us. As Lord Leo's retainers, you and I must contribute our ideas.
  • Odin: Hmpf. I'm not used to auditioning with amateurs. But I'll do my best. Feel free to bow out of this scene now. I've got this.
  • Niles: Fine by me.
  • Odin: Now, where to start? Ooh, that sword looks like it's begging for the Odin treatment. It should be a strong name. Hmm. Maelstrom, perhaps? No, that doesn't sound half as fierce as this blade demands. I'll put it aside for now. What's next? Ah, a powerful staff, white and streaked with red. The Scarlet... something. No, that's crummy too. How about...?
  • Niles: How about you wrap this up, Odin? We don't have forever. 

B Support Edit

  • Odin: NILES! How DARE you?!
  • Niles: Sorry, I didn't quite catch that. Maybe shout it... directly into my ear?
  • Odin: Oh, you heard me, traitor. You didn't wait for me to name those weapons. You submitted your own—and your names are just plain bad. Why, every one of them is charmless, rigid, and stiff! Was this some sort of joke?
  • Niles: One of us had to do something, or we'd look like fools.
  • Odin: What?!
  • Niles: You were at risk of missing the deadlines. We represent Lord Leo here. That would have made him look bad. So I turned in some names. Crisis adverted.
  • Odin: You know nothing of naming. It's FINE to be late...if the names are perfect. It's you who've made Lord Leo look like a chump.
  • Niles: You were going to blast past that deadline as if it was years away. And, just like always, you'd come up with names that are nonsense.
  • Odin: Excuse me? But your names are the very stuff of which senses are made non! Lord Leo will be sorely displeased.
  • Niles: What a big talker you are, Odin. Pretty suspicious, given that you're a man with no past.
  • Odin: Oh? Tried to dig up a little dirt on your friend Odin, eh?
  • Niles: When a man like you shows up to serve Lord Leo—of course I do. I look into the past of anyone and everyone who comes into his life. And I found...nothing.
  • Odin: And our conversation is...over.

A Support Edit

  • Odin: I have to apologize for how rude I was to you the other day, Niles.
  • Niles: But Odin—
  • Odin: Please, no. Not a word of apology from you, I won't have it. Besides, you don't know how right you were, submitting your own weapon names. They're being seriously considered for the final choices.
  • Niles: Oh, really?
  • Odin: What's more, everyone is saying how un-Odinish our names are. Hard to believe it, but they mean that as a compliment. Everything you said was true—I would have been late, and with names they'd hate. So, we haven't brought shame on Lord Leo's name at all.
  • Niles: Look. I really just wrote down the first words that came to mind. But I do need to apologize. Not for that. I shouldn't have looked into your past.
  • Odin: You were just doing your duty by Lord Leo. That you didn't find any past at all must have alarmed you. But I swear, there's nothing in my... past...that would harm Lord Leo.
  • Niles: Say no more. If Lord Leo put his trust in you, so should I. Even if you had a dark past, it couldn't be more troubling than mine.
  • Odin: What matter is that you care deeply for Lord Leo.
  • Niles: That I do. As do you.
  • Odin: In which case, we must band together better than we have been. You and I often squabble. We shouldn't.
  • Niles: I agree. Les put away any troubles and embrace each other as friends.
  • Odin: Done deal. Just one more thing.
  • Niles: Yes?
  • Odin: I've head the camp is going to be naming some new armor next. Help me with my names. People love the ol' Niles touch!
  • Niles: Nope. You are on your own.

With Effie Edit

C Support Edit

  • Niles: Effie, what's with the cold stare?! It's giving me the chills... I find it oddly thrilling.
  • Effie: SIT DOWN, YOU CREEP!
  • Niles: O-ho! Where is this fit of passion coming from?
  • Effie: I hear you've been teaching filthy words to Lady Elise!
  • Niles: ...Not true. Why would I waste time doing that?
  • Effie: Don't you even think about lying to me! I can tell. I've heard Lady Elise say some things I will not repeat—things I have heard from you!
  • Niles: Really?! How fascinating. Do you have any examples?
  • Effie: Yesterday, she invited me to her "secret lair" and offered me some "saucy snacks." When I told her I must decline, she said, "Why are you always such a tease?" It's obvious where this is coming from...YOU!
  • Niles: It's sort of adorable when you think about it...Wouldn't you say?
  • Effie: It's absolutely appalling! You will not repeat dirty language in front of Lady Elise again!
  • Niles: Oh, really?!
  • Effie: ...OH, REALLY. You do that again, and this happens.
  • (Crunching/clattering sound)
  • Niles: I'm sorry. Did you just crush an apple with your bare hand? It sort of looked like—
  • Effie: Keep your filthy tongue away from Lady Elise, or next time, it will be your head!

B Support Edit

  • Effie: Niles, I can't believe you! After all that, you still can't keep your word! Why don't you tilt your head a little to the left? It'll make for a cleaner blow.
  • Niles: Wha? Effie...w-wait! There seems to be some confusion...
  • Effie: There's no confusion! You've been saying filthy things in front of Lady Elise again. I'm about to make applesauce!
  • Niles: Effie, STOP! Let's talk this over. Is it really so bad if Lady Elise sounds a bit like me?
  • Effie: Lady Elise is a member of the royal family. She's a princess of Nohr! She can't go around talking like a hoodlum! As her retainer and friend, I won't allow it!
  • Niles: Oh, I see. Now she's your friend...?
  • Effie: Don't even try to change the subject!
  • Niles: No, this is fascinating. Do you give her tasty, little presents on her birthday?
  • Effie: Of course! I always give Lady Elise a gift.
  • Niles: I see. ...And how do you know what to buy?
  • Effie: I ask her for hints.
  • Niles: Oh, so now it's a guessing game! ...And if she says, "Just get me anything"...?
  • Effie: Then I take it as my personal mission to do some research. I take stock of all her possessions, noting favorite colors and such... I write down ideas every time we shop. What things did she linger over?
  • Niles: Oh...lingering? I like this.
  • Effie: We're getting really off track. What exactly are you up to?
  • Niles: Nothing... Nothing at all! I'm just leaving now. I'll be on my best behavior. Promise!

A Support Edit

  • Effie: Niles! I can't believe the things you've been saying in front of Lady Elise! Did you forget everything we talked about?
  • Niles: Now, wait a minute, Effie! There's no need to jump down my throat! I was just helping Lady Elise with her little problem...
  • Effie: What problem?
  • Niles: Lady Elise needed help picking out a gift for Lord Leo's birthday. She asked for my help. I AM his retainer after all.
  • Effie: Oh. So you weren't teaching her naughty words then?
  • Niles: No. I was merely giving her advice. She picked up some of my phrases on her own. I've never paid attention to Lord Leo's interests, so Lady Elise and I talked often. That is, until you gave me a few ideas. They were most helpful. I'm in your debt.
  • Effie: Wow. I should apologize. I had no idea you had such redeeming qualities. Niles, tilt your head this way.
  • Niles: What? I thought we agreed! There's no need to give me the apple treatment!
  • Effie: I'm going to give you a little peck.
  • Niles: WHAT?! Wouldn't a handshake be more appropriate?
  • Effie: Yes, it would. But the last time I shook a man's hand, I crushed it by accident.
  • Niles: How about we leave it at "Thanks." No crushed apples. No broken bones...
  • Effie: Alright. Thank you, Niles. You're a more honorable man than I realized...

S Support Edit

  • Effie: Niles, what's wrong? Is it Lady Elise again?
  • Niles: No. This isn't about her. This is about you and me. Effie, you have filled me with a burning desire—
  • Effie: I'm sorry...wha?! I've got a burning desire to turn your head into applesauce!
  • Niles: Effie, wait! I'm not trying to offend you. Can't you see what I'm holding?
  • Effie: Niles, is that a...wedding ring? I thought you were teasing!
  • Niles: No. I've been fantasizing about this day for a while now... Trying to imagine what you've got under all that armor...
  • Effie: A tunic! A very heavy tunic.
  • Niles: You KNOW that's not what I meant! I'm talking about under your clothes.
  • Effie: Niles, seriously?! You have the dirtiest mind! Can't you keep it clean long enough to propose?
  • Niles: Wow. You're the one thinking naughty thoughts! I was talking about your heart.
  • Effie: Oh...
  • Niles: You've got that tricksy, little heart buried beneath a lot of armor. Even now, I have no idea how you feel about me!
  • Effie: ...Well, I can't believe I'm saying this, but Niles, give me that ring! I love you. ...But you better be on your best behaviour! One misstep, and your brain is mush!
  • Niles: Well, well, don't you have a way with words? I'll do my best not to be crushed!

With Arthur Edit

C Support Edit

  • Arthur: Hello, Niles! I don't believe we had the pleasure of conversing before.
  • Niles: That's correct. Which I've always found strange, since we were both stationed at the palace.
  • Arthur: Yes, well...your reputation precedes you. I suppose I never went out of my way to make your acquaintance...
  • Niles: Because of my past? How shallow of you. I suspected as much, however, which is why I never bothered to meet you, either. Nothing irritates me more than a smug little goody-goody. I'm talking about you, in case you didn't catch my drift.
  • Arthur: Oh dear, there's that sharp tongue you're known for. Look. I didn't mean to get off on the wrong foot like this...
  • Niles: Just another failure to add to your list, I suppose.
  • Arthur: Um...
  • Niles: Heh. You're already speechless? How cute. How about I say something REALLY offensive? Blow those cute right ears off your head?
  • Arthur: This is... unpleasant. I would like to end this conversation now.
  • Niles: Very well. I'll let you off the hook once. But be prepared to fend for yourself if you wish to speak with me again!

B Support Edit

  • Arthur: I'm probably going to regret this, but... I have to ask you something, Niles
  • Niles: Ooh. How brave of you to walk into the lion's den alone. What's up?
  • Arthur: I've heard that a large number of thieves in the area are coordinating a heist. Tell me straight—are you in on the plan?
  • Niles: Bwahaha!. Wait, you're serious. Even if I were in on this plan, why the devil would I tell you?
  • Arthur: Because...justice? Look, I know you were associated with some of these thieves in the past.
  • Niles: So what? That doesn't make me guilty.
  • Arthur: Well, not necessarily, I suppose...
  • Niles: You've given me an idea. Perhaps I will join this band of merry thieves...
  • Arthur: Oh, come on! You can't be serious!
  • Niles: Maybe I am! What are you going to do about it?
  • Arthur: This is suspicious...
  • Niles: Wait. You're actually ACTUALLY serious.
  • Arthur: Well, joking about a crime is a well-known defense technique. Because, if you joke about it, surely you wouldn't actually DO it, right? Oh ho! Thought you could outthink Arthur, did you, evildoer?
  • Niles: Your logic is breathtakingly stupid.
  • Arthur: Is it? Darn. I did just kind of make that up.
  • Niles: Yep. It was obvious.
  • Arthur: Well, you can make fun of me all you want. But if your hiding something, you better tell me now.
  • Niles: See you later, Arthur. (Niles leaves the room).
  • Arthur: Blast!

A Support Edit

  • Arthur: Niles, I've come to apologize.
  • Niles: Oh?
  • Arthur: Yes. Despite a few unlucky coincidences, I was able to catch the thieves. After I dropped them off at the jail, I saw you sneaking in the back entrance. I thought you must be coming to break them out... So, I stuck around to see what would happen. And I heard every word that you said to them. You were trying to help them turn their lives around.
  • Niles: Yes, well. Would this be an appropriate time to say "I told you so"?
  • Arthur: Yes, I believe it would. Anyway, I apologize for being prejudiced against you based on your past.
  • Niles: Let me tell you a story. I've never met my own parents. My father left before I was born, and my mother abandoned me as an infant. A gang of street thieves took me in as a child and became my family. One day, we boldly decided to rob the Nohrian royal palace. Of course we were caught, and in that moment, my supposed family betrayed me. The other thieves left me as a decoy and saved themselves.
  • Arthur: That's terrible!
  • Niles: That's when Lord Leo showed up. I knew I didn't stand a chance against him, so I surrendered. I actually begged him to kill me. But, for some reason, he spared me. And ever since then, I've been by his side. My criminal life ended the day those thieves abandoned me. And when Lord Leo spared my life, I was reborn.
  • Arthur: Thank you for sharing that, Niles. I should have relied on Lord Leo's judgment and trusted you from the start. Now then! I'm off to tell everyone about what a great guy you are!
  • Niles: Um, that's really not necessary.
  • Arthur: Of course it is! It's not fair that you have a bad reputation. People need to know the truth about you! Justice must prevail! I will shout it from the rooftops. "Niles is A-OK in my book"! Ha ha! This is going to be great!
  • Niles: Can we go back to being enemies?

With Nyx Edit

C Support Edit

  • Nyx: Niles...I'd like to speak with you.
  • Niles: Why talk? Let's skip past that to the good parts, doll.
  • Nyx: That's a sterling example of what I wanted to speak with you about. Can't you find some other way to express yourself?
  • Niles: What's wrong with the way I talk? Give me an example.
  • Nyx: I won't be baited into using such crude language. You know of what I speak.
  • Niles: So close...I was excited to hear a few choice morsels from those tightly pursed lips.
  • Nyx: I'm asking you politely now to stop this childish harassment.
  • Niles: "Childish"? That's rich, coming from you.
  • Nyx: ...Bite your tongue. You understand nothing.
  • Niles: Indeed, I understand nothing very well. Which is more than I can say for you.
  • Nyx: What on earth are you saying?
  • Niles: I have no time for fools casting judgement on what they don't understand. I relish getting a rise out of them and their hypocritical faces.
  • Nyx: This is why you say such foul things? I'm beginning to pity you. Regardless, I caution you to cease this foolishness if you wish to avoid tragedy. That is my final warning. The next time, I will take drastic action.
  • Niles: I'm so scared. Do your worst, little girl. And I do mean that.

B Support Edit

  • Nyx: I've heard about you from several people, Niles. You should have heeded my warning.
  • Niles: Mm. I never was one to back down from a threat.
  • Nyx: You don't know me very well. So you might not have realized I don't make idle threats.
  • Niles: And as I recall, I encouraged you to do your worst. I'm eager to see what sort of punishment you have in store for bad little me.
  • Nyx: And see you shall.
  • Niles: If your plan was to bore me to death, it's wor—
  • Nyx: Theag eln snouci!
  • Niles: What? What did you do?
  • Nyx: I cast a spell. You'll find your vocabulary more tolerably limited now.
  • Niles: What?!...Hah. Good bluff, little girl. But I don't feel any different than I did a few moments ago. Do you know what happens to naughty little children who lie? They get ——- —- ———--. Huh?! What did you do to me?!
  • Nyx: I told you already. I cleaned up that foul language of yours.
  • Niles: This isn't happening...
  • Nyx: Now do you see that I make no empty threats?
  • Niles: Nyx! You change me back right now! Or so help me, I'll have you ——- —- ——-! Argh...!
  • Nyx: Alas, the punishment doesn't seem to be deterring you as it should. Perhaps further measures are needed. Geilet rensce sline!
  • Niles: ?! —-! — —-- -- ——-!
  • Nyx: You can reap only what you sow. Now this army can have some peace. Farewell, Niles.
  • Niles: --! — —- —-! —...?!

A Support Edit

  • Nyx: So. How did it feel to be unable to voice a single lewd thought? It certainly seemed distressing, which is why I reversed the spell so soon after.
  • Niles: Nyx, I'm sorry. If I'd known, I never would have said those things to you.
  • Nyx: How unusually contrite of you. Are you that desperate to keep your tongue?
  • Niles: It's not just that. What I said to you was against my policy.
  • Nyx: Explain.
  • Niles: I heard rumors about you long ago, when I was a kid. The girl who grew up as a prodigy in the dark arts...She wove wicked spells without a thought and brought suffering to all she met. But one day she went too far and paid a terrible price.
  • Nyx: ...
  • Niles: I didn't make the connection before—it didn't even occur to me that she was real. But it's you. You're the dark sorceress Nyx.
  • Nyx: Yes. Also called Nyx the Nefarious, also called the Dread Child, and so forth. But what does this have to do with your policy?
  • Niles: I came up rough. When I see people who are happy, who've lived charmed lives...I can't resist bringing them down, making them feel filthy, like me. But you've been through your own hell, and worse, it was your own doing.
  • Nyx: I see. And this is all you wanted to apologize for? You'll relent with me, yes. But what of the others?
  • Niles: What do you want from me? Just name it, and I'll at least try. I owe you that much.
  • Nyx: Very well. Then try to rein yourself in at least a little when you speak.
  • Niles: All right. I think I can take it down a notch or two.
  • Nyx: It would be cruel to demand that you stop entirely, so I'll draw the line there. But it speaks poorly of you that you enjoy terrorizing people with your vile tongue. You're no better than a child.
  • Niles: Time was, I would have said "you're one to talk"...But unless I miss my guess, you're much older than me, aren't you?
  • Nyx: Undoubtedly.
  • Niles: An older woman, eh? What I wouldn't do to see your true form. The better to drown her in a torrent of the filthiest talk I can dream up.
  • Nyx: How strange. I'm positive I asked you to rein in such thoughts, and yet...
  • Niles: Th-this is different. In your case, I'd do it to see if you'd...Never mind. You'll let it slide just this once, right?

S Support Edit

  • Nyx: You asked to see me, Niles? Oh no. You're getting down on one knee. Please tell me you're not...
  • Niles: That's right. This is a ring I'm holding.
  • Nyx: *sigh*...
  • Niles: You see, the reason I called you here was so that I could—
  • Nyx: Enough! Lattep shalo phor!
  • Niles: What? H-hey...did you just literally take the words out of my mouth?!
  • Nyx: I'm a practiced soothsayer as well. Your proposal attempt was not entirely unexpected...
  • Niles: Then why won't you let me finish it?
  • Nyx: Because marrying me won't give you what you want. I am a damned soul, who has caused the deaths of hundreds...You will never find happiness at my side.
  • Niles: Nyx...don't talk about yourself like that. I'm under no illusion that I'm any better. I might not be cursed, but there's noting in my life to be proud of.
  • Nyx: You don't understand. I—
  • Niles: Don't worry about the curse. I've been calling in some favors. A contact of mine thinks he might have a line on something that could lift your curse.
  • Nyx: Is this true? Can it really be...?
  • Niles: Once the war's over and done with, we'll go looking for it together. But even if you don't find it, you're already enough woman for me. So please...let me finish what I came here to ask.
  • Nyx: ...Fine. The spell is broken.
  • Niles: *deep breath* Mmm... Mmmaaa...OK, seems like it's working. Nyx, I want you to...marry...me. This ring is the proof of my love for you.
  • Nyx: Ah, Niles...Thank you. I didn't realize I could ever be this happy again.
  • Niles: It's a surprise to me too.
  • Nyx: But...you were being truthful when you swore to curtail your vile tongue near me?
  • Niles: Yeah. Like I said, it's against my policy. I'd never be that crude to someone I loved.
  • Nyx: Were we to wed...perhaps you could relax that policy of yours?
  • Niles: Huh?
  • Nyx: When I think of you employing that gutter mouth of yours against others...My skin burns, as if with jealousy. I demand no less treatment from my soon-to-be husband.
  • Niles: Oho...so that's how it's going to be. You're leaving me no choice, huh? Fair enough. If it's dirt talk you want, my heart if your landfill, "little girl."

With Charlotte Edit

C Support Edit

  • Niles: Hello there, Charlotte. You seem to be bathing in the attention of people, as usual. Has anything rewarding come of it?
  • Charlotte: Oh my, if it isn't Niles. What do you mean by that?
  • Niles: You know exactly what I mean. I can see the understanding in your eyes.
  • Charlotte: I really don't know what your trying to say.
  • Niles: Are you going to make me spell it out for you? I'm ready to do that, if I must...
  • Charlotte: Oh please, Niles, this is such a silly game. Ah it appears some gentlemen need me over there. I must take my leave! Ta-taaaaa!
  • Niles: ...

B Support Edit

  • Charlotte: Oh, Niiiles! Could I talk with you for a tiny moment?
  • Niles: Of course. What is it?
  • Charlotte: Oh, but not here, silly. Let's speak in private... Over there, I think. Just the two of us...
  • Niles: Well, now we're alone... What did you have in mind?
  • Charlotte: Listen, you little punk. Don't think that I care about you just because I'm nice. In fact, I'm telling you right now to never speak to me again. I won't have you disrupting my interactions with the other men here.
  • Niles: What the... What's wrong with you?
  • Charlotte: Absolutely nothing. This is how I really am. Do you understand what I'm telling you?
  • Niles: ...
  • Charlotte: OK, I'll spell it out. Consider this a warning. I don't like you. I don't want anyone to think that I do. The only reason I've spoken to you at all so far is to not look rude around others. There is absolutely nothing to gain from interacting with you, so I'm done.
  • Niles: My, my... That was quite unexpected. I knew she liked attention, but I didn't think she was hiding a different attitude. This is a real first for me... I could respect her wishes... But I don't particularly feel like obeying her, honestly. What to do... What to do...

A Support Edit

  • Charlotte: Yes, that's totally right! So then I just...
  • Niles: Ah-ha, there she is. No surprise, she's placed herself as the center of attention among those men. She really is quite clever with how she behaves, i must admit. Let's see how she handles this, though...
  • Charlotte: Oh no, I'm not like that at all... There you go again, calling me cute!
  • Niles: Hello, Charlotte! I apologize for jumping into your conversation... But I just had to tell you-you look absolutely seductive.
  • Charlotte: Gah!! Um, I mean... Ah, hello, Niles! What could you possibly mean?
  • Niles: You've clearly intentionally thought of how to make yourself so appealing. I must commend you on the effort!
  • Charlotte: I... Niles, could I speak with you over there, where we can have some privacy?
  • Niles: The two of us, alone? Thanks, but no thanks. I'm not going to move from this spot. Anything you have to say can be said here.
  • Charlotte: Oh, come on. Here, I'll give you a lift.
  • Niles: Ahhh! What strength!!
  • Charlotte: You little pip-squeak! you ignored my warning-now face the consequences!
  • Niles: Ouch! By the gods, you're strong!
  • Charlotte: Of course I am. Did you think I'd defended this country with just my looks? You didn't respect my wishes. Understand? I'm going to beat you to a pulp now!
  • Niles: Charlotte, wait! Please listen to me! I've had you all wrong! And in any case, my actions have actually been good for you!
  • Charlotte: What are you talking about?
  • Niles: Everyone is intrigued by what we could possibly be talking about. As a result, they're all even more interested in you than they were before. Basically, interacting with me is actually increasing your standing with others. It's pretty advantageous.
  • Charlotte: I-is that true? I...had no idea people were paying attention...
  • Niles: I don't believe that, but...
  • Charlotte: Ha, ahahaha... Niles, I'm sorry. It seems like I've been a bit hasty. Can I do something to make it up to you?
  • Niles: No need for an apology. Right now I'd just be happy to survive this encounter.
  • Charlotte: Ah, of course. Please, forgive my attack a moment ago. We can speak in public places from now on, too.
  • Niles: Phew... I haven't had a thrill like that in quite some time.

S Support Edit

  • Niles: Charlotte, thank you for coming,
  • Charlotte: This is a rare thing, to be sure. You haven't been barging into my conversations for a while. It was starting to hurt my feelings.
  • Niles: That's actually kind of why i haven't been. I like to toy with people to see their stressed, confused looks. Once you started enjoying my company... Well, it just didn't seem as fun anymore.
  • Charlotte: Oh really? and here I thought you supported me getting more popular.
  • Niles: That's also part of it. I thought I would be happier after I stopped bothering you... But i realized that what bothered me was the other men giving you attention.
  • Charlotte: Huh? What do you mean?
  • Niles: To put it in another way... I want to tie myself to you.
  • Charlotte: I appreciate the offer, but that really isn't my thing, Niles.
  • Niles: What...? Oh, no. Heh, for once in my life, that isn't what i meant. Here.
  • Charlotte: This is...
  • Niles: Yes, it's a wedding ring. This is how i want to be tied to you, Charlotte, will you marry me?
  • Charlotte: I... I don't know what... Hang on, are you making fun of marriage? You're not exactly a big catch, so...
  • Niles: Heh, is that your only concern? You needn't worry about my financial state.
  • Charlotte: What, are you secretly rich?
  • Niles: No, but I am the direct subordinate to a member of the royal family. Let's just say I make significantly more than the average soldier.
  • Charlotte: Ah...
  • Niles: Of course, would still lose when compared to the royalty... But i can promise you I'd work as hard as possible to give you what you want. I've come to like you so much, it's confusing even to me.
  • Charlotte: ...
  • Niles: Is that a no?
  • Charlotte: I... that's not what I'm saying... I just still wasn't sure if this was a joke. But there's no way you'd take it this far. I would have thought my serious pursuit of other men would have scared you off...
  • Niles: A lesser man, perhaps. But... I'm serious about this.
  • Charlotte: You are, aren't you? Yes, I can see that.
  • Niles: ...
  • Charlotte: Very well... Yes. I'll marry you. You don't need to worry about money. I can figure that out on my own.
  • Niles: The least you can let me do is send something to your family.
  • Charlotte: How do you even know about them?
  • Niles: Never doubt my information network! I already knew everything about you.
  • Charlotte: Really...? Coming from someone else, that would be a little creepy... But from you? I can actually accept it.
  • Charlotte: Niles, I'm happy...

With Setsuna Edit

C Support Edit

  • Setsuna: La lala...
  • Niles: You look like there isn't a thing in the world that could bother you right now.
  • Setsuna: That's not true... I do worry about some things.
  • Niles: Oh? What could possibly worry you?
  • Setsuna: Hmmm. That is a really good question. I suppose I worry about how I don't seem to have any worries...
  • Niles: I see. So you're something of an idiot, then.
  • Setsuna: Hmmm? Sorry, I stopped listening for a moment... Was that a compliment? Thank you for your kind words.
  • Niles: You're completely hopeless. Though that probably makes you happier.
  • Setsuna: What kind of things worry you, Niles?
  • Niles: Even if I did have worries, why would I tell you about them?
  • Setsuna: Hmmm. That's a good point, really. I don't think you can solve problems just by talking about them.
  • Niles: We're in agreement there.
  • Setsuna: Yay, you agreed with me. That's nice.
  • Niles: You're something special, that's for sure.

B Support Edit

  • Setsuna: Hum de dum...
  • Niles: I don't get it.
  • Setsuna: What don't you get?
  • Niles: I don't get why Princess Hinoka took you of all people on as a retainer.
  • Setsuna: Ahhh, one of life's great mysteries...
  • Niles: You don't know, either?
  • Setsuna: Nah. Lady Hinoka works in strange ways, sometimes.
  • Niles: I feel bad for her, with you as a retainer... How did you start serving the royal family, anyway?
  • Setsuna: Oh, my family is an important one in Hoshido, so...it just kind of happened...
  • Niles: So, your privilege is what got you such an esteemed position? I see... That is perhaps the most infuriating answer you could have given.
  • Setsuna: Is it? I guess I could elaborate... I used to practice my archery every day in the castle. One day, Lady Hinoka saw me, and then she ordered me to serve her. I agreed, and here I am.
  • Niles: That makes a bit more sense—you are definitely a skilled archer. That must have heavily outweighed your... other attributes.
  • Setsuna: It wasn't until I'd been her retainer awhile that Lady Hinoka commented about me. Something about my listening skills. I believe it was a compliment. She's always giving me compliments.
  • Niles: Yeah, I bet she is.
  • Setsuna: It makes me so happy when she praises me. I love being her retainer...

A Support Edit

  • Setsuna: La de da...
  • Niles: It's so strange...
  • Setsuna: Oh, Niles... What's strange?
  • Niles: I've never seen anyone who looked as content as you always seem to. Whenever I see someone looking happy, I just want to wipe that smile off their face.
  • Setsuna: That seems like an odd thing to want.
  • Niles: And yet, I don't feel that way when I see you smiling. I can't even picture how your face would look if you were in pain. Are you truly as happy as you look?
  • Setsuna: Oh, who can say? I know that I don't know, at least...
  • Niles: How do you not know if you're happy or not? That seems...impossible.
  • Setsuna: I've never really given it a lot of thought, to be honest. I usually just daydream whenever I try and think about stuff like that.
  • Niles: Interesting. That makes me a little bit envious of you, truth be told.
  • Setsuna: You should try doing it with me. Just let all your thoughts drip out of your head. Let anything that was bothering you just disappear.
  • Niles: I'd imagine it requires some special training or skill to become so at ease.
  • Setsuna: Training? No... It's really very easy to do.
  • Niles: It comes that naturally to you? That's kind of impressive...
  • Setsuna: Thank you. That's a nice thing to say.
  • Niles: I actually meant it as a compliment, too. What is going on with me?

S Support Edit

  • Niles: Setsuna, what are your plans for your future?
  • Setsuna: My future? Well... I think I'll probably just keep daydreaming. It works for me. Hopefully Lady Hinoka will keep taking care of me while I do.
  • Niles: I see. That could prove quite difficult for you, couldn't it?
  • Setsuna: Difficult? How do you mean?
  • Niles: The world isn't a nice place. And things could always change with Lady Hinoka. It might be impossible for you to get by if you're always daydreaming...
  • Setsuna: But I'll have Lady Hinoka to help me...
  • Niles: Right now you do, but she is a princess. She won't always be able to help you out.
  • Setsuna: If that happens, I might have to think of some other plan, then...
  • Niles: I was thinking that, too. You'd be in trouble if you kept daydreaming like you do.
  • Setsuna: Oh, wait. My family is very rich. I'd be OK.
  • Niles: It's almost insulting how privileged you are.
  • Setsuna: It is? I don't understand...
  • Niles: Regardless, your family's money may not be enough. Money can easily run out.
  • Setsuna: You might be right. What can I do, though? I really like daydreaming...
  • Niles: Well, that's what I wanted to talk to you about. I had an idea... I thought of a way that you could keep daydreaming, no matter what.
  • Setsuna: OK...
  • Niles: If you and I were together, it would solve all of your problems. It would make me happy to look out for you.
  • Setsuna: I... I do not know what to say... No, I do. Yes, of course. I've actually daydreamed about this when we've talked before.
  • Niles: I was hoping you'd say something like that.
  • Setsuna: But...can I stay the way I am, even if we're together? I love daydreaming...
  • Niles: Of course. Like I said, I'll take care of you. The desire to sacrifice... That's the problem with being in love with you.
  • Setsuna: Niles, let's go lie in that field and daydream for days.
  • Niles: Yeah. But...just hours, OK? We may need to eat at some point.
  • Setsuna: Oh. Right.

With Oboro Edit

C Support Edit

  • Oboro: It's you...
  • Niles: Hey. If you're going to look like that, go stare at a wall or something.
  • Oboro: "Look like that"? What's that supposed to mean?
  • Niles: It means that nasty glare on your puss. You got some problem with me?
  • Oboro: ... Yeah. Not for anything you've done yet. But I can tell you're thinking about it. You've got this dark streak to you. It's not like you don't know what I'm talking about, right? If I ever gave you an opening, you'd seize the chance to jab me right in it.
  • Niles: Phew. Nothing gets by you, huh?
  • Oboro: I try to get along with everyone here. Even the Nohrians. But if you're going to be like that all the time, I won't bother.
  • Niles: And we wouldn't want that, right? Though now that I'm a little used to it... that gaze seems almost smoldering. It penetrates deep into my core, burning in a way that hurts so good...
  • Oboro: Quit messing around! I'm only working with you because Lord Takumi ordered it. As odious as it is, as much as I hate doing it, I have no choice. So why don't you make my life a little easier and meet me halfway?
  • Niles: Heh. You don't beat around the bush. I like that. Luckily for you, Lord Leo also wants us Nohrians to get along with Hoshido. So I'll play along. Excited yet?
  • Oboro: Ugh...stay calm...deep breaths…

B Support Edit

  • Niles: Feel like exploring our relationship some more, Oboro? Plenty of depths to plumb there.
  • Oboro: Don't be gross, Niles.
  • Niles: What, you'd rather stay aloof?
  • Oboro: It's not an either-or thing. I do want to get to know you better. It's just...
  • Niles: Yeah, that look on your face says it all. The fire of hatred in your eyes... I'm drawn to it, like a moth.
  • Oboro: ...
  • Niles: Guess it'll take more than a couple smooth lines to bridge the gulf between us, hm?
  • Oboro: Those "smooth lines" of yours are the whole reason I'm giving you the stink-eye!
  • Niles: What? All I did is offer to get closer to you.
  • Oboro: Phrasing!
  • Niles: OK. I read you. I'll dial it down a little around you.
  • Oboro: That's all I'm asking for.
  • Niles: Now that that's out of the way... I say we have some "us time" until there's not a single thing between us.
  • Oboro: ...
  • Niles: ...Was that over the line?
  • Oboro: You're not even trying to make friends here, are you?
  • Niles: No, wait a minute. I am, really. Never mind that last thing. We're square now, right? Right...?
  • Oboro: Forget it. I already understand you better than I ever wanted to.

(Oboro leaves)

  • Niles: Hey, we were having a civil conversation! Why does it always end like this...?

A Support Edit

  • Oboro: Afternoon, Niles.
  • Niles: ...
  • Oboro: Uh...are you ignoring me?
  • Niles: ...*ahem*...
  • Oboro: I don't speak throat-clearing. If you have something to say, come out and say it. It's never stopped you before.
  • Niles: ...
  • Oboro: OK! I see how it is! If you don't want to talk, that's fine by me!
  • Niles: No...
  • Oboro: I don't get it. We fight together well enough, don't we? You've saved me a few times. I've repaid the favor once or twice... You'd think we could behave like adults around each other, but no.
  • Niles: Wait...listen to me. I want to be friends with you too.
  • Oboro: Then why the silent treatment?!
  • Niles: Because every time I open my mouth, I say something that offends you.
  • Oboro: Yeah...I noticed.
  • Niles: I was never trying to—it just comes out that way. I try to make normal conversation, and it always sounds like shameless flirting. So I'm trying other things to get on your good side while keeping my mouth shut.
  • Oboro: So that's it... That explains why you kept totally silent that last time you saved me in battle.
  • Niles: Yep.
  • Oboro: All right, let's talk. We've already got some things in common, don't we?
  • Niles: You're sure...? I don't want to get misunderstood again.
  • Oboro: It's fine. Just as long as you keep the innuendo to a minimum, OK?
  • Niles: Sure, no problem. It'd bring me all kinds of pleasure!
  • Oboro: NILES.
  • Niles: W-was I doing it again?! Sorry!
  • Oboro: Heh heh. It's OK. I'll forgive the slipup just this once.

S Support Edit

  • Niles: Oboro. I have a gift for you.
  • Oboro: What are these? Dress robes? Wait...
  • Niles: ...
  • Oboro: I come from a family of clothes merchants, so I know full well what these robes mean. They're specifically for the bride in a Hoshidan wedding ceremony.
  • Niles: Yeah.
  • Oboro: Why are you giving me this? Is this your idea of a joke?
  • Niles: ...
  • Oboro: Uh, Niles...?
  • Niles: Every time I open my mouth, I say something to annoy you. So I got you a gift that gets my point across without having to say anything.
  • Oboro: Then that IS what you meant. You really want me to marry you.
  • Niles: Yeah...
  • Oboro: I'm impressed that a Nohrian man would do his homework on our wedding customs. This is just the kind of thing I'd pick out for myself if I was going to marry... But it's not enough! It's clear enough what you mean by the gift. But dammit, Niles, can't you just be an adult and say the words?!
  • Niles: ...Yeah, you got me. Here goes, then.
  • Oboro: I’m listening...
  • Niles: Marry me, Oboro. I couldn't have any woman but you. I love every part of you, from the crown of your head to your smallest fingernail. I want to be by your side until I breathe my last and pass on.
  • Oboro: Niles... Thanks. Both for saying that, and for saying it without being gross.
  • Niles: It was hard, but I managed. But you haven't answered the question...
  • Oboro: It sounds strange to say, but I've felt an attraction to you too. Not at first, mind you. At first you just came off as a creep.
  • Niles: Oboro, come on...
  • Oboro: But you really tried to change for me, and I thought that was sweet. So yeah, let's try this. How does it go again? "Until death do we part"?
  • Niles: I'll vow it if you will.

With Subaki Edit

C Support Edit

  • Niles: Well, well, well. If it isn't Mr. Perfect. How are you, Subaki?
  • Subaki: (Damn. He saw me.) Oh, hi, Niles. I'm splendid as ever. And dare I ask how you're doing?
  • Niles: Oh, terrific, terrific. Your face looks eminently punchable, as always.
  • Subaki: Ahaha! I'd like to see you try it. Actually...go right ahead. I bet it won't even hurt.
  • Niles: Oh? Let's take that a step further. How about a duel to the death, tonight at midnight?
  • Subaki: *yawn* Nah, I need to get my sleep. Unlike you, I have things to do in the morning.
  • Niles: Very well. I'll just continue tormenting you in hundreds of minor ways.
  • Subaki: You sure do have a lot of free time, huh? Must be nice to be so useless. Don't say hi to me next time, OK?
  • Niles: I certainly won't. I'll just silently stab you in the back.

B Support Edit

  • Subaki: ... I know you're there, Niles.
  • Niles: Gah!
  • Subaki: Heh.
  • Niles: So...you sensed your imminent demise...
  • Subaki: You were going to literally stab me in the back, weren't you?
  • Niles: Yes. But it's not like I didn't warn you. It wouldn't have been a lethal blow. I just wanted to see your face distorted with pain.
  • Subaki: What's wrong with you?
  • Niles: Nothing at all! What's wrong with you?
  • Subaki: Really? Nothing? I thought you had some terrible childhood or something.
  • Niles: Eh. Some things happened. But that's all in the past. I should be asking you the same question. Did mommy and daddy not pay enough attention to you? Is that why you're so desperate for constant approval?
  • Subaki: I don't remember.
  • Niles: Oh, please. Surely you remember something. Childhood trauma is pretty common.
  • Subaki: I'm sure my childhood was perfect.
  • Niles: See? That face you made right then. I just want to destroy it.
  • Subaki: That's because you're evil.
  • Niles: Evil? Hardly. I have my flaws, I admit. But at least I'm up front about them. Unlike you. All you care about is looking good. But what happens if you fail? Even once?
  • Subaki: That would never happen.
  • Niles: You see? You will fail at something, eventually. It's best to be prepared.
  • Subaki: I suppose you're right. I...I do have a hard time letting go of the tiniest bit of control...
  • Niles: Well! The mighty Mr. Perfect reveals a crack in the facade! Strangely, that just makes me hate you less.
  • Subaki: So you'll stop trying to sneak up on me and kill me?
  • Niles: Eh. We'll see.

A Support Edit

  • Subaki: *sigh*
  • Niles: Oh ho! Is Mr. Perfect having a less-than- perfect day?
  • Subaki: Heh. You saw that? Tell me. Was I making a perfect sad face at least?
  • Niles: My, you are twisted, aren't you? Tell me what's bothering you. Maybe I can help somehow.
  • Subaki: Now this is unheard of! Niles, showing concern for another human?
  • Niles: You got me. Sometimes I care.
  • Subaki: You know, I think I'm a bit jealous of you.
  • Niles: Really? How so?
  • Subaki: Because you just do what you want, without caring what others think. I wish I could live like that. But I live with the weight of perfection on my shoulders.
  • Niles: And you tire of carrying that weight.
  • Subaki: *sigh* Yeah, I'm a bit tired at the moment.
  • Niles: Here, why don't you give me some of your burden.
  • Subaki: What are you talking about?! It's not just something I can hand you!
  • Niles: Subaki, I'm not an idiot. Just pretend. Take a big chunk of your worries and place them in my hands. Right here.
  • Subaki: I don't see how this could possibly help...
  • Niles: But it can't hurt, can it? Give it a try.
  • Subaki: Very well. Here you go. *whew* ... Wow... I actually feel lighter, somehow...
  • Niles: You're welcome.
  • Subaki: I just have one question. What are you going to do with my worries?
  • Niles: Oh, don't worry about that. I'll put them to good use. Heh heh...

With Kana (Male) (Son) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Kana: Hey, Papa. There's something I wanted to ask you about.
  • Niles: Yes?
  • Kana: It's Mama. I feel like she's always treating me like a child.
  • Niles: Well. It's only natural. You're her son, after all. And you ARE still quite young.
  • Kana: I know, I know. I just mean... I'm not as much of a child as I used to be. I want to help out and stuff. But whenever I try, she just tells me to go play with my friends instead.
  • Niles: I see. You want a few responsibilities of your own now, eh?
  • Kana: Right! I want to show her she can rely on me. Can you think of any special things that I could do for her?
  • Niles: Well, I usually give her one of my patented, world-famous massages. Guaranteed to rub the cares out of all major joints and muscle groups!
  • Kana: Oh...
  • Niles: Hm? Is something the matter?
  • Kana: I guess I was just hoping for things that I could do for her too... I don't know how to do massages like you, Papa.
  • Niles: Ah, yes. I can see how that would present quite the pickle for you. After all, these fingers were molded over years and years of intense practice! An amateur could never match such skill. Perhaps there is something else...
  • Kana: Oh, I know! Let's have a contest, Papa!
  • Niles: A contest?
  • Kana: Yeah! We'll have a contest to see which of us can make Mama happier! Between the two of us, I'm sure we can come up with all sorts of things! Whoever Mama thanks the most wins!
  • Niles: A father-son competition, eh? Sounds splendid! I accept your challenge.
  • Kana: Really? Yay!
  • Niles: But remember: I am Lady Avatar's soul mate. I know her heart like no other. Besting me will be no easy thing. I do not intend to compete by half measures.
  • Kana: That's OK with me, Papa. I'm gonna beat you fair and square!
  • Niles: Very well. May the best man win!

B SupportEdit

  • Kana: Hey Papa! I've been making a ton of progress on our contest! How about you?
  • Niles: Well, I haven't done anything too special, but I've gotten quite a few thanks. I've got a tally right...here. Read it and weep.
  • Kana: WOW! That's a lot! You got all of these already?
  • Niles: Heh. Yup! All in a day's work for ol' Niles.
  • Kana: Hmph. Well I'm still not going to lose! Here, see! I recorded all mine too! And the total is...um...
  • Niles: Wh-what is this?! You've got the same number as me!
  • Kana: I do? I do! Haha! Kana's gonna beat you big time, Papa! I don't have to work like you, so I can start spending all day doing things for Mama!
  • Niles: You've got me there. What exactly have you been doing anyways?
  • Kana: Mostly I've been trying to help out around camp. I spend each morning making arrows for the fletchers. Then at lunch I chop the bear meat and hand out food to the soldiers. Oh, and at night I make sure the mounts are all fed and outfitted for the next day. Plus I do a bunch of other little things whenever I have the time!
  • Niles: That's quite a lot of work. I'm impressed. You really have been growing up, haven't you?
  • Kana: Huh?
  • Niles: Oh, just a thought. Wasn't so long ago you were still in your swaddling clothes. Now, all of a sudden, you're making real, important contributions to the army. Perhaps I've been treating you like too much of a child as well.
  • Kana: Heehee. Yeah, I've been working real hard. Soon there'll be nothing I can't do.
  • Niles: I believe it. And I bet your mother is very proud all your hard work.
  • Kana: I hope so! And I'm gonna work even harder for her tomorrow! I won't let this end in a draw, Papa!
  • Niles: And you'd be crazy to expect anything else from me! Heh. Looks like things are going to be getting interesting.

A SupportEdit

  • Kana: *grumble*
  • Niles: Hello. Kana.
  • Kana: Hi, Papa...
  • Niles: Eh? What's the matter? I'd have expected you to still be exulting over your little victory the other day. Or has besting your old man already lost its novelty?
  • Kana: Oh, no. I'm still happy about that, I guess. It's just that I was trying to do things for Mama earlier, and she made me stop. She said I should be spending more time playing around with my friends. She still thinks I'm just a kid. Haven't I shown her I can do all this stuff too?
  • Niles: I see. Well. I wouldn't worry. It's not you. You're doing good work. I promise.
  • Kana: Then why doesn't she want me to help with anything?
  • Niles: I think your mother knows full well you're capable of handling these things. But seeing you acting so grown-up makes her feel sad.
  • Kana: Huh? Why?
  • Niles: Well, she doesn't want to lose her baby boy. She is so very proud that you're growing up and working so hard. But at the same time, she's worried it means you won't need her anymore. It's a bit of a contradiction. I know. Parents can be funny like that.
  • Kana: So then what am I supposed to do?
  • Niles: I'd say to keep helping out around camp, but don't work yourself quite so hard. Take breaks to see your friends, play games, go on adventures. You know. And try to spend some quality time with your mother every now and then. Think you can handle that?
  • Kana: But...
  • Niles: Hm? Do you not want to spend time with your mother?
  • Kana: No, that's not it! It's just... I feel like that stuff is for babies.
  • Niles: No, Kana, it's not for babies. It's for children. And your mother wants you to stay a child for just a little while longer. We both do.
  • Kana: Papa...
  • Niles: You've become such a good kid, I doubt anyone would believe you were mine. So don't worry too much about relaxing every once in a while.
  • Kana: OK. Thanks, Papa. I'll think real hard about everything you said.
  • Niles: Good! You know... I think it would be good if you spent the night in with your mother. I'll go talk to her about it now.
  • Kana: Wait! What about you?
  • Niles: Me? No, I've got plans to—
  • Kana: But, Papa! Don't you need a break sometimes too? I thought you wanted me and Mama to be happy!
  • Niles: Buy I— All right. When you put it that way... Yeesh.
  • Kana: Yaaay!
  • Niles: Heh. Never thought I'd be spending a night in with a family of my very own. So this must be happiness, huh? Maybe it's something worth protecting after all. Looks like Kana's not the only one who's changing...

With Shigure (Son) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Niles: Shigure, you're painting again?
  • Shigure: Oh, Father. I didn't hear you come in. I'm sorry... I know I shouldn't be focused on trivial things like artwork. I haven't forgotten that we're at war.
  • Niles: Son, you didn't do anything wrong. And trust me, I know a thing or two about indiscretion... Granted, your paintings aren't my thing, but I find them oddly entrancing. I think your work might turn a few heads. You shouldn't be afraid to show off your talent a little more.
  • Shigure: That's kind of you to say.
  • Niles: It's easy to forget about your troubles when you look at these paintings... Listen, maybe I'm crazy, but I think you should share your work with the world.
  • Shigure: Father, I don't know...
  • Niles: Wait, I have an idea... Have you ever thought about trying to do some kind of show?
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Niles: You know. Hang up all your work... Like a solo exhibition, I mean.
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition?! I could never do something like that! Our troops are on the advance. War is still raging... Honestly, the setup alone would be more trouble than it's worth.
  • Niles: It's not like we have to build a gallery. Think a little smaller. All we have to do is borrow a tent and get some soldiers and townsfolk to volunteer. We could throw this together in no time.
  • Shigure: But it seems vain to use a whole tent just for my personal use...
  • Niles: This isn't just personal use. Why don't you open up and share your talent? People can always use a dose of beauty during harsh times.
  • Shigure: Father, I'm not sure...
  • Niles: Inside, I think you want other folks to see your work. That eagerness is just beneath the surface. But I'm not gonna force you to do anything if you're against the idea.
  • Shigure: OK, fine... The idea makes me nervous, but I'll do it. We can throw the exhibition.
  • Niles: Hehehe, excellent. You just leave the preparations to me, understand? I'm gonna head out and recruit some. Keep your fingers crossed.
  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Father...
  • Niles: Hey Shigure. Did you need something?
  • Shigure: Not exactly... You've been doing so much to make this exhibition possible. I just wanted to thank you.
  • Niles: No need. I'm very happy to assist. I just had the idea, really. Don't give me too much credit. By the way, I managed to rent the tent. They rejected my request initially... But I after I told them it was for your use and not my own, they changed their tune. So everything is coming together. But this whole exhibit is only happening because of your gift. Be proud of yourself.
  • Shigure: O-oh, I'll try...
  • Niles: Why do you look tense? Are you feeling nervous, Shigure?
  • Shigure: Well, sure, of course. But mostly I'm upset because my last painting isn't coming together...
  • Niles: The one you're creating specifically for the big event? Opening night is just around the corner. Obviously this matters a great deal to you, but sometimes things don't work out. Maybe you should hold off on finishing that piece and focus on the exhibition.
  • Shigure: No, it's very important that I complete it in time. Everyone has worked so hard to pitch in... I want them to know that I appreciate all of their efforts. That means the show has to be great.
  • Niles: Well, it is your exhibition. But don't push yourself too hard. We won't be able to pull off the show if you make yourself sick.
  • Shigure: Thank you, Father. I should really get back to my easel.
  • Niles: If you insist. That boy is much more fired up than usual. I wonder what it is that he's working on?

A Support Edit

  • Niles: The exhibition is finally underway! I better check out how things are going inside the tent... Wow... Look at all the visitors! The tent is practically overflowing with them! From the murmurs I'm hearing, everyone seems to love the paintings. I think it's fair to call this a huge success. But where is the man of the hour? I haven't seen him anywhere?
  • Shigure: *pant*...*pant*...
  • Niles: Shigure, why are you out of breath? Did you just get here? It's not exactly proper to show up late to your own exhibition.
  • Shigure: I apologize, Father. I had to stay up all night to finish the final piece.
  • Niles: You stayed up all night just to paint?
  • Shigure: Y-yes...
  • Niles: But there are already plenty of finished works hanging here. Why were you so fixated on completing this last one?
  • Shigure: Well, I'd promised myself that I would, no matter what. I made it to show how thankful I am for everything you've done, Father.
  • Niles: WH-WHAT?! This is a painting of your mother... and me?
  • Shigure: Yes, it is...
  • Niles: So this is what you sacrificed everything else to complete.
  • Shigure: My love for you two is beyond measure. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to pour those feelings of gratitude into this portrait.
  • Niles: Shigure... you... I'm almost angry... at what a great son you are!
  • Shigure: F-Father, it hurts when you hug me so tightly, hahaha.
  • Niles: I'll never understand how a wonderful kid like you came from a rascal like me. You sure make me proud.
  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.
  • Niles: Now that I'm done being sentimental... We need to focus on the show! There's no more time for hugs. This piece needs to be part of the show!
  • Shigure: O-OK. I'm a little embarrassed though...
  • Niles: Don't be ridiculous. This is the finest painting I've ever seen. I'm going to hang it in the easiest-to-see spot in this whole exhibition!
  • Shigure: If you insist, Father!

With Nina (Daughter) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Niles: Nina, a word, please.
  • Nina: What do YOU want?
  • Niles: You're not to steal any longer. Not even for a good cause.
  • Nina: Ugh, this again? I'll do as I please.
  • Niles: Decent folk don't steal. Under no circumstances will I allow you to do it.
  • Nina: But YOU used to do it all the time! What's with the double standard?
  • Niles: I came from...circumstances. I had to steal to survive.
  • Nina: I'm only doing what's right. It's ridiculous for you to complain about that.
  • Niles: *sigh*...You used to be such a reasonable, obedient child. At least you're still cute.
  • Nina: Blech! You're such a creep! This is why no one likes you much, Father.
  • Niles: Nina...
  • Nina: Hmph. Congratulations, you've mastered the art of crocodile tears. But making puppy dog eyes at me won't change anything. It's my life so stop butting in!
  • Niles: *sigh*

B Support Edit

  • Nina: Mmm...just look at those boys. Three of them, all together. Oh! That one put his hand on the other's shoulder! My heart...!
  • Niles: What the hell's got you so worked up?
  • Nina: GYAAAH! F-Father?!
  • Niles: Are you letting your imagination run away with you again? Tsk, tsk.
  • Nina: N-none of your business! And I thought I made myself clear that I don't want you butting in on my life! I don't like you. I never have. So don't start chatting with me like we're old friends!
  • Niles: Ah, but you forget one thing.
  • Nina: Oh?!
  • Niles: I love you, my precious daughter.
  • Nina: Ew, gross! Cut that out!
  • Niles: It's too late, Nina. The gross part of me is in you, too. So relax.
  • Nina: Y-you're the WORST! Why do you keep pestering me all the time?!
  • Niles: It's very strange to me that you seem to hate me so much. I don't get it.
  • Nina: You can't be serious. You left me alone, never once coming to visit, for ages and ages. And now you have the gall to try and tell me what I can and can't do!
  • Niles: OK, when you put it that way...
  • Nina: Now that it's convenient for you, you care about my life. But what about before? What about all that time... I was so lonely...!
  • Niles: Nina...

A Support Edit

  • Niles: Nina. I understand that you hate me, but I want you to listen to me, if only this once.
  • Nina: You look...actually serious for once.
  • Niles: It's been known to happen sometimes. I have to tell you something, father to daughter.
  • Nina: ...Go ahead. I'm listening.
  • Niles: It was wrong of me to leave you alone the way I did. Even if my motives, to keep you safe from the war, were good... The emotional damage I did wasn't worth it.
  • Nina: Th-that's what I've been saying...
  • Niles: So I apologize. I'm sorry I never came to visit much.
  • Nina: ...
  • Niles: What I won't apologize for is being an active presence in your life now.
  • Nina: Oh, here it comes!
  • Niles: I was born and raised in the worst slums Nohr had to offer. I can't remember a time when my parents were ever there for me.
  • Nina: Oh...um...
  • Niles: Since I was too young to support myself, I fell in with a band of criminals. They were grudgingly willing to look after me. We did what we had to in order to survive. Sometimes we stole, and sometimes we did repulsive things you never need to know of.
  • Nina: ...
  • Niles: You say you only steal for the greater good—that you're doing the right thing. But whatever your reasons, I don't want you doing the things I had to. Rather than the dark road I was set down... I want your path to be clear and bright. That's all any parent wants for their child.
  • Nina: ...
  • Niles: I've said my piece. You can take it or leave it now. Whatever you want to do from now on, I won't stop you. You're an adult.
  • Nina: W-wait.
  • Niles: Yeah?
  • Nina: You can't just dump all that on me and then leave once you're done. You really are the worst. Besides, I already knew I should make my own decisions without YOU telling me! Still, though... I'll try not to do anything that would upset you. I don't really hate you. I don't really want you to suffer.
  • Niles: ... That's something, at least. Thank you.
  • Nina: Thank you, too, for telling me how you really feel. And for finally apologizing. The truth is... Father, I... I lo—
  • Niles: It's fine. You don't need to say it.
  • Nina: Are you sure?
  • Niles: Sometimes, like now, you have to be clear so others understand you. But other times, it's OK to let the implications stand. I know what you want to say. I'm your father, aren't I?
  • Nina: You're right. Even if I don't say it in so many words... What I mean already came across.
  • Niles: As clearly as if you'd shouted it from the rooftops.

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