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

With Male Avatar Edit

C Support Edit

  • Avatar: Hm...? ... I have the strangest feeling someone is watching me... ... Hello? Is someone there...? S-Saizo?! I nearly jumped out of my skin... Why were you lurking in the shadows?
  • Saizo: (appears) Hmph...took you long enough to notice. If this was the battlefield, you'd be dead.
  • Avatar: What?! Why would I be looking over my shoulder here in camp? And what in the world were you doing spying on me?
  • Saizo: Keeping a very close eye on you.
  • Avatar: Huh?
  • Saizo: It wasn't long ago that you lived as royalty of Nohr. How convenient that we should be drawn into your orbit now. The moment you try anything, I'll be the first to know.
  • Avatar: Except you won't, because I'm not going to try anything! My brother didn't put you up to this, did he?
  • Saizo: Hmph. This has nothing to do with Lord Ryoma. I'm doing it on my own initiative. Though we fight side by side at times, I'm not prepared to trust you yet.
  • Avatar: I see.
  • Saizo: If you take even one step out of line, I will act accordingly. Remember that before you get any cute ideas.
  • Avatar: I never intended to. Isn't there anything I can do to win your trust?
  • Saizo: Prove yourself to me. I'm keeping thorough surveillance notes on you, you know.
  • Avatar: Yes, the "Surveillance Notes - Avatar" on your notebook suggested as much. Do you...keep books like this on a lot of our soldiers?
  • Saizo: That's classified. All you need to know is that I'm watching you. Always.
  • Avatar: Even when-
  • Saizo: ESPECIALLY then. (leaves)
  • Avatar: Saizo, wait! OK, I can't see you, but you're not gone, right? You're still watching? Saizo...? Gods, this is going to be difficult.

B Support Edit

  • Avatar: Ugh...I can feel his eyes on me again. Saizo, are you always this vigilant when it comes to me? Don't you get tired? I know I get exhausted, being under constant watch. No response? Nothing? *sigh*... (leaves)
  • Saizo: (appears) ... (leaves)
  • Avatar: (appears) Ah, but enough bellyaching. I need to get these things inside. I just wish they weren't so heavy. One...two... Nrrghh!
  • Saizo: (appears) All right.
  • Avatar: Gah! Warn me next time, Saizo!
  • Saizo: I don't make a habit of advertising my presence. You should learn to sense it. Something seems wrong, though. You've been looking pale and fatigued lately. Not that we really need you, but... I worry that you'll drag the others down if you try to fight in that condition.
  • Avatar: Oh, haha...sorry. I'm just tired out from looking over my shoulder all the time.
  • Saizo: What?
  • Avatar: You still don't trust me, do you?
  • Saizo: You've given me no reason to. I'm sure you'd love for me to stop watching you, but I know better. I have one eye, and it's staying fixed directly on you. ...Though I'm forced to admit that this is a problem I can't overlook.
  • Avatar: What problem? What are you talking about?! Whoa!
  • Saizo: Quiet. Where do you need these?
  • Avatar: Those are my things! I can carry them perfectly well myself.
  • Saizo: That's not what I saw. You are, however tenuously, an ally. I'm not so cruel as to let you lug these around by yourself. It is dishonorable to turn a blind eye to one in need of help. Are you impugning my honor?
  • Avatar: N-not at all... Thank you, Saizo.
  • Saizo: Don't think this means you're off the hook. More importantly, hurry and tell me where this trunk goes.
  • Avatar: Oh, er...that shed over there.
  • Saizo: Understood. This will only take a moment... (leaves)
  • Avatar: Was he in such a hurry to leave because he was embarrassed...? Hah. Saizo, embarrassed... There's a mental picture for you.

A Support Edit

  • Avatar: Saizoooooo! Helloooooo? If you're watching, come out so we can talk! (leaves)
  • Saizo: (appears) ... (leaves)
  • Avatar: (appears) SAIIIIIIIIIIIZOOOOOO!
  • Saizo: (appears) What do you think you're doing? Don't give my presence away like that.
  • Avatar: Ah, hello, Saizo. I knew you couldn't be far off.
  • Saizo: What are you playing at, calling upon your watchman? This is very irregular.
  • Avatar: I'm not playing at anything. I just never had the chance to thank you for carrying my things. To remedy that, I brought some mint candies. Would you like one?
  • Saizo: C-candies...
  • Avatar: Is something wrong?
  • Saizo: I don't need your sweets! Eat them yourself.
  • Avatar: S-sorry... I had no idea. I thought you might like them, but clearly I don't know you very well. My apologies, Saizo. I'll find someone else to share them with.
  • Saizo: Stop biting your lip that way. You're making me feel guilty.
  • Avatar: That's easy for you to say, but...
  • Saizo: *sigh* All right. I'll come clean...
  • Avatar: What?
  • Saizo: I hate sweets.
  • Avatar: Really? Oh, come to think of it, I recall Ryoma mentioning that once. I had completely forgotten...
  • Saizo: It's not as if they're poison. They're just not to my taste.
  • Avatar: If that's why you refused the candy, is it safe to assume you don't hate me?
  • Saizo: ...
  • Avatar: I know you can't trust me because I was raised in enemy territory. But clinging to that conception of me is counterproductive. It may take time before we reach a true understanding of each other... But until then, could you try to have faith in me?
  • Saizo: ...Hmph. I'd already come to the same conclusion.
  • Avatar: What?
  • Saizo: My surveillance on you is over, effective from today. You have free rein from now on.
  • Avatar: Does this mean you trust me?
  • Saizo: I wouldn't go that far. It just means that I don't think a simpleton like you could be scheming anything.
  • Avatar: "Simpleton"? Don't hold back, Saizo... I'm glad you're starting to accept me, though.
  • Saizo: I still expect you to remain on your best behavior, of course.
  • Avatar: Of course. I wouldn't want to lose your trust, now that we're friends.
  • Saizo: Friends? Where did you get that idea?
  • Avatar: It seemed clear to me. Do you disagree?
  • Saizo: Think what you like. I'm leaving. (leaves)
  • Avatar: Saizo...! Haha, very well. If he's given me leave to think what I like, I'll consider us friends.

With Female Avatar Edit

C Support Edit

  • Avatar: Hm...? ... I have the strangest feeling someone is watching me... Hello? Is someone there...?S-Saizo?! I nearly jumped out of my skin... Why were you lurking in the shadows?
  • Saizo: Hmph... took you long enough to notice. If this was the battlefield, you'd be dead.
  • Avatar: What?! Why would I be looking over my shoulder here in camp? And what in the world were you doing spying on me?
  • Saizo: Keeping a very close eye on you.
  • Avatar: Huh?
  • Saizo: It wasn't long ago that you lived as royalty of Nohr. How convenient that we should be drawn into your orbit now. The moment you try anything, I'll be the first to know.
  • Avatar: Except you won't, because I'm not going to try anything! My brother didn't put you up to this, did he?
  • Saizo: Hmph. This has nothing to do with Lord Ryoma. I'm doing it on my own initiative. Though we fight side by side at times, I'm not prepared to trust you yet.
  • Avatar: I see.
  • Saizo: If you take even one step out of line, I will act accordingly. Remember that before you get any cute ideas.
  • Avatar: I never intended to. Isn't there anything I can do to win your trust?
  • Saizo: Prove yourself to me. I'm keeping thorough surveillance notes on you, you know.
  • Avatar: Yes, the "Surveillance Notes - Avatar" on your notebook suggested as much. Do you... Keep books like this on a lot of our soldiers?
  • Saizo: That's classified. All you need to know is that I'm watching you. Always.
  • Avatar: Even when-
  • Saizo: ESPECIALLY then.
  • Avatar: Saizo, wait! Okay, I can't see you, but you're not gone, right? You're still watching? Saizo...?Gods, this is going to be difficult.

B Support Edit

  • Avatar: Ugh... I can feel his eyes on me again. Saizo, are you always this vigilant when it comes to me? Don't you get tired? I know I get exhausted, being under constant watch.
  • Avatar: No response? Nothing? *sigh* ...
  • Saizo: ...
  • Avatar: Ah, but enough bellyaching. I need to get these things inside. I just wish they weren't so heavy. One... two... Nrrghh!
  • Saizo: All right.
  • Avatar: Gah! Warn me next time, Saizo!
  • Saizo: I don't make a habit of advertising my presence. You should learn to sense it. Something seems wrong, though. You've been looking pale and fatigued lately. Not that we really need you, but... I worry you'll drag the others down if you try to fight in that condition.
  • Avatar: Oh, haha... sorry. I'm just tired out from looking over my shoulder all the time.
  • Saizo: What?
  • Avatar: You still don't trust me, do you?
  • Saizo: You've given me no reason to. I'm sure you'd love for me to stop watching you, but I know better. I have one eye, and it's staying fixed directly on you...Though I'm forced to admit this is a problem I can't overlook.
  • Avatar: What problem? What are you talking about?! Woah!
  • Saizo: Quiet. Where do you need there?
  • Avatar: Those are my things! I can carry them perfectly well myself.
  • Saizo: That's not what I saw. You are, however tenuously, an ally. I'm not so cruel as to let you lug these around by yourself. It is dishonorable to turn a blind eye to one in need of help. Are you impugning my honor?
  • Avatar: N-not at all... Thank you, Saizo.
  • Saizo: Don't think this means you're off the hook. More importantly, hurry and tell me where this trunk goes.
  • Avatar: Oh, er... that shed over there.
  • Saizo: Understood. This will only take a moment...
  • Avatar: Was he in such a hurry to leave because he was embarrassed...? Hah. Saizo, embarrassed... There's a mental picture for you.

A Support Edit

  • Avatar: Saizoooooo! Helloooooo? If you're watching, come out so we can talk!
  • Saizo: ...
  • Avatar: SAIIIIIIIIIIIZOOOOOOO!
  • Saizo: What do you think you're doing? Don't give my presence away like that.
  • Avatar: Ah, hello, Saizo. I knew you couldn't be far off.
  • Saizo: What are you playing at, calling upon your watchman? This is very irregular.
  • Avatar: I'm not playing at anything. I just never had the chance to thank you for carrying my things. To remedy that, I brought some mint candies. Would you like one?
  • Saizo: C-candies...
  • Avatar: Is something wrong?
  • Saizo: I don't need your sweets! Eat them yourself.
  • Avatar: S-sorry... I had no idea. I thought you might like them, but clearly I don't know you very well. My apologies, Siazo. I'll find someone else to share them with.
  • Saizo: Stop biting your lip that way. You're making me feel guilty.
  • Avatar: That's easy for you to say, but...
  • Saizo: *sigh* All right, I'll come clean...
  • Avatar: What?
  • Saizo: I hate sweets.
  • Avatar: Really? Oh, come to think of it, I recall Ryoma mentioning that once. I had completely forgotten...
  • Saizo: It's not as if they're poison. They're just not to my taste.
  • Avatar: If that's why you refused candy, is it safe to assume you don't hate me?
  • Saizo: ...
  • Avatar: I know you can't trust me because I was raised in enemy territory. But clinging to that conception of me is counterproductive. It may take time before we reach a true understanding of each other... But until then, could you try to have faith in me?
  • Saizo: ... Hmph. I'd already come to the same conclusion.
  • Avatar: What?
  • Saizo: My surveillance on you is over, effective today. You have free rein from now on.
  • Avatar: Does this mean you trust me?
  • Saizo: I wouldn't go that far. It just means that I don't think a simpleton like you could be scheming anything.
  • Avatar: "Simpleton?" Don't hold back, Saizo... I'm glad you're starting to accept me, though.
  • Saizo: I still expect you to remain on your best behaviour, of course.
  • Avatar: Of course. I wouldn't want to lose your trust, now that we're friends.
  • Saizo: Friends? Where did you get that idea?
  • Avatar: It seemed clear to me. Do you disagree?
  • Saizo: Think what you like. I'm leaving.
  • Avatar: Saizo...! Haha, very well. If he's given me leave to think what I like, I'll consider us friends.

S Support Edit

  • Avatar: Saizo, I know you're there. You're not still spying on me, I hope.
  • Saizo: Forgive me. I didn't intend to remain hidden for long. I came to apologize again.
  • Avatar: Oh...?
  • Saizo: Yes. I'm sorry I doubted you.
  • Avatar: Is that still on your mind? Because it ceased troubling me some time ago.
  • Saizo: Still, I couldn't rest until I'd apologized. If I wrong you in some way again, I expect you to let me know.
  • Avatar: It's all right, honestly. I hesitate to mention this, but you're acting oddly today. Why are you so determined to apologize?
  • Saizo: It's because... argh... I can't rest, worrying that the one I love may be upset with me.
  • Avatar: The one you what?
  • Saizo: Gods! I'm trying to tell you I love you!
  • Avatar: WHAT?! B-but... you were so suspicious of me at first!
  • Saizo: That's why I must apologize! As I shadowed you, I saw how deeply you care about your friends. How you throw yourself into battle, willing to sacrifice yourself for the sake of peace.
  • Avatar: Saizo...
  • Saizo: Seeing that made me eager to fight alongside you. To do anything near you, really. But if you'd really rather I not, then I'll continue supporting you from the shadows. I may be better suited to that anyway.
  • Avatar: Will you let me get a word in edgewise before you go deciding this?
  • Saizo: Avatar...?
  • Avatar: At first, it was frustrating, the way you felt you needed to monitor me. But you did step in to help when I needed it. And eventually... after a very long time... you started to believe in me. I want to be with you, too, Saizo. Do you trust me enough to give me your heart?
  • Saizo: Hmph. Of course I do.
  • Avatar: Good! It warms my heart to see you smile... to know that it's because of me.
  • Saizo: Gods, just listen to you... Don't let anyone else catch you spouting such sugary nonsense.
  • Avatar: Heehee. Who'd have thought the fearsome Saizo would be so shy?
  • Saizo: Ugh...
  • Saizo: I guess I can't be shy around you anymore, eh? I promise to tell you everything.

With Azura Edit

C Support Edit

  • Saizo: ...
  • Azura: Um, Saizo? Is there a reason you keep staring at me like that?
  • Saizo: (For once she and I are alone. If I'm ever to tell her, now is the time...) Milady, since you insist. I shall tell you something I should have told you sooner. To be blunt, I don't trust you.
  • Azura: Oh. I see...
  • Saizo: You've always been beloved by the royal family, particularly Queen Mikoto. Yet even so, I simply can't trust someone from the kingdom of Nohr.
  • Azura: I always suspected as much. Your distrust is practically written all over your face.
  • Saizo: Is that so? I had no idea. If you knew, then why haven't you told anyone? If Ryoma found out, he would not hesitate to banish me from the kingdom.
  • Azura: I don't wish to cause you any harm. I understand why you feel that way. I am also well aware of my situation... and of the hatred I must inspire in some people.
  • Saizo: Very well. I suppose there was no reason to stay silent about it for so long. Be warned that I am watching you. If you ever step out of line, I will stop you.
  • Azura: Fair enough. I shall keep that in mind.

B Support Edit

  • Saizo: Argh! how could I be so careless? Someone got a hit in on my foot, and now I can hardly move...
  • Azura: Are you OK, Saizo?! Oh no, your foot! You shouldn't have come to my aid like that. Besides, I thought you didn't trust me. Why did you risk your life to protect me?
  • Saizo: Regardless of how I feel, keeping you safe is my responsibility. That's all there is to it. In any case, we're wasting time. Go now. Hurry and return to safety.
  • Azura: No, I can't. I won't leave you here. I think we're safe, for the moment. Our enemies have retreated, thanks to you. So please, let me tend to your injury.
  • Saizo: This is no shallow scrape, milady. To stay would put you in danger, so leave. NOW.
  • Azura: Just as I thought, the cut runs deep. You're losing a lot of blood. And if you can't move it without pain, you might have broken a bone. I'm going to have to bandage this up before it gets any worse.
  • Saizo: Gwaaaaahhh!
  • Azura: You must be in so much pain. If only I had some bandages... ... Here, this will have to suffice...
  • Saizo: Wh-what are you doing, woman?! Why are you tearing your clothes apart?
  • Azura: You need first aid but I don't have access to bandages, so I'm using this for now.
  • Saizo: Milady... Why would you do such a thing for me after what I told you? Huh?! Th-that scar! Where did you...?
  • Azura: Oh, that. I apologize if it makes you uncomfortable. I usually keep it hidden...
  • Saizo: No, it is I who should apologize. I didn't mean to stare. It's just... That scar looks very painful.
  • Azura: ... Will you sit quietly while I tell you a story? That might help distract you from the pain. I got this awful scar during my time in Nohr. Sadly, it was no accident.
  • Saizo: What do you mean? Did someone actually do that to you?!
  • Azura: There were some noble children who were older than I. They cornered me, and... They thought it was funny, teasing the outcast, but it went too far. Anyway, that's how I got the scar. A token of my broken past.
  • Saizo: ... After what they did, do you hold a grudge against them... and against Nohr?
  • Azura: I'm not quite sure myself. It's complicated, but I'd be lying if I said all is forgiven. Though really I think the world as a whole needs to change, not just one part of it.
  • Saizo: I see...
  • Azura: OK, all done. This should hold until we can get you back to camp. Can you stand?
  • Saizo: Y-yes, kind of...
  • Azura: Here, hold on to my shoulders. I know you don't like me, but please accept my help so we can get you to safety. Come on then, let's head back to where everyone else is before they get worried.
  • Saizo: ...

A Support Edit

  • Saizo: Um... Hello, milady.
  • Azura: Hello, Saizo. What brings you here?
  • Saizo: I wish to apologize for what happened on the battlefield. I should not have asked about your scar and made you relieve painful memories. I'm deeply sorry for causing you pain...
  • Azura: Please don't be sorry—you didn't do anything wrong. Is that all?
  • Saizo: That is all. I just felt the need to apologize for what happened. Good day...
  • Azura: Wait! I don't need your apology, but isn't there anything else you want to say?
  • Saizo: Something else? I... I'm not sure what you mean by that.
  • Azura: I didn't open up to you would feel sorry for me. That's not what I want at all. An ally fell on the battlefield, and I helped him through his pain by sharing my past. No big deal, really. Instead of apologizing, maybe you could just say thank you.
  • Saizo: Oh! Um, I'm sorry... I... Milady...
  • Azura: Hahaha, there you go apologizing again.
  • Saizo: I apolo-... That is to say, I... *deep breath* Thank you, Azura. You did whatever was necessary to help me, and all without thinking twice. I truly appreciate your kindness, though I still feel I owe you an apology... My behavior toward you was unforgivable. I just didn't know... the whole story.
  • Azura: Please, think nothing of it. Honestly, you're even more uptight than I am! No matter what you do or say, you'll always be an irreplaceable ally to me. But if you still feel sorry for me, perhaps you can do me a favor to set things right. If you wouldn't mind, maybe we can put aside our differences from now on. I'm not great at opening up to people, but I promise to try my hardest if you will too. What do you think?
  • Saizo: I'd like that very much, milady. From now on, I shall regard you as a valued ally both on and off the battlefield.

S Support Edit

  • Saizo: Hello, milady.
  • Azura: Saizo, why the long face? Please don't tell me you're here to apologize again!
  • Saizo: No, not quite. Though I would like to offer a token of gratitude for what you did... Back home we have a special salve that can completely heal any scar. If you will allow it, I would like to bring you some to help erase your painful past.
  • Azura: That's really nice of you, but I'd rather you save it for somebody who really needs it. Like you, for example. That scar on your eye is much deeper than mine...
  • Saizo: Ah, yes, but this scar is a part of me now. To remove it would feel wrong. Besides, it's expected for men to have scars. Women must remain delicate.
  • Azura: That sounds kind of silly to me. Are you always this sexist?
  • Saizo: So I've been told. Even still, I hope you'll consider what I'm about to ask... Milady, I cannot shake the desire to take responsibility for you.
  • Azura: What do you mean by taking responsibility?
  • Saizo: Milady, may I... stay by your side?
  • Azura: Huh?! I-I'm not sure I heard you correctly...
  • Saizo: I've learned much from you. Your kindness in the face of cruelty has inspired me. I need to be near you. My feelings are a surprise even to myself, but they run deep. I shall ever be in the service of my liege, Lord Ryoma. That shall never change. But I wish to serve you as well, and to be the man to keep you safe now and forever.
  • Azura: Y-you're not doing this to atone for not trusting me all these years, are you?
  • Saizo: I'm not sure how or why I came to love you, milady. All I know is that I love you. I hope that is sufficient...
  • Azura: Saizo... *sniff* You've made me so happy today! Having your love and your trust means the world to me.
  • Saizo: Wait, does that mean...?
  • Azura: I love you too, Saizo. Please stay by my side, always.
  • Saizo: I've never been so happy. From now on, your heart is mine to protect.
  • Azura: I feel the same way.

With Felicia Edit

C Support Edit

  • Felicia: Hello? Saizo? May I come in?
  • Saizo: Who is it? Oh. That Felicia woman. The Nohrian.
  • Felicia: Yes. I didn't see you at supper tonight, so I brought you a meal.
  • Saizo: You can take it back with you.
  • Felicia: What? Wh-why? You have to eat or you'll get sick! Then where will you be in battle?
  • Saizo: Why, because I skip one meal? Not likely. I won't eat any food you prepare.
  • Felicia: What?! That's a horrible thing to say!
  • Saizo: Many people have told me that you're a shockingly bad cook, for a maid. I wouldn't feed what's on that tray to a dog.
  • Felicia: Urrrgh... That's a horrible thing to say, even for you!
  • Saizo: Horrible? Not as horrible as the food you expect me to eat. What are you doing as a maid if you can't perform simple household tasks? I don't understand why Avatar keeps you around.
  • Felicia: Waaaaaaah! You're the worst person I've ever met in my life! You...you... You blackhearted demon!
  • (cold wind sound)
  • Saizo: Wh-what's this sudden chill?! Ah...I see now why they keep you in the army... You have incredible power. Yes, it's finally starting to make sense...
  • Felicia: That's what convinced you?!

B Support Edit

  • Saizo: Why do you work as a maid, anyway?
  • Felicia: To take care of Lady/Lord Avatar and the others, of course.
  • Saizo: Then you should quit.
  • Felicia: What?!
  • Saizo: Do you not realize how valuable your power to manipulate the cold is in battle? You're hopeless at housework. Abandon it to those who can do it competently. Then you can devote your efforts to the war, where you're needed more.
  • Felicia: B-but I don't want to do that!
  • Saizo: Why not? It's a much more efficient use of your strengths. Even ninja can't do what you can do. If you'd allow me to train you, you could be a fine warrior. What do you think? Will you leave this work behind and join my ninja?
  • Felicia: You have to be doing this on purpose... Why do you always pick on me?!
  • (cold wind sound)
  • Saizo: Ngh! Argh...! Yes! This is what I mean! These ice powers could be a tremendous asset!
  • Felicia: Ughhhhhh! Quit bullying me!
  • (Felicia leaves)
  • Saizo: Mmph... Felicia! Wait! ... I'll get through to her eventually...

A Support Edit

  • Saizo: Felicia. I was thinking about your situation, and -
  • Felicia: Not this again! If you're about to ask me to quit being a maid to train as a ninja, you can save it.
  • Saizo: What is it that keeps you tied to this work? Blackmail? Extortion? Does someone have some sort of leverage over you, forcing you to be a maid?
  • Felicia: What a ridiculous conclusion to jump to! Ugh! Saizo, you're the worst!
  • Saizo: I...I meant no offense...
  • Felicia: You have some strange ideas about the relationship between master and servant. I think it's more than what you assume it to be. Lady/Lord Avatar and the others have been like family to me. They put up with me even when I am a teensy bit scatterbrained. They'll keep me in the fold forever because we have an understanding.
  • Saizo: Hmm. I hadn't considered this. I'll grant that there should be a strong trust between a master and servant. I should try harder to cement that trust with Lord Ryoma... Thank you, Felicia. You've taught me something valuable.
  • Felicia: No problem! I'm just happy you finally understand!

S Support Edit

  • Felicia: Knock, knock! Are you there Saizo?
  • Saizo: ...
  • Felicia: You weren't at supper again tonight, so I brought a meal for you.
  • Saizo: Oh...it's you.
  • Felicia: Hmmm...someone's cranky today. You're not about to refuse another meal another meal from me, are you?
  • Saizo: I didn't say that. I'll eat it. How much could it hurt, right...?
  • Felicia: ...Something's definitely weird with you.
  • Saizo: *sigh* I'm a bit jealous of your relationship with Lord/Lady Avatar. That's all.
  • Felicia: Huh?
  • Saizo: Lord/Lady Avatar is like family to you. Your world revolves around him/her.
  • Felicia: But isn't Lord Ryoma the center of your world as well?
  • Saizo: Professionally, yes. But personally... You have been more central to me than anyone
  • Felicia: Whaaaat?! Are you... Is this your way of saying you're in love with me?
  • Saizo: Yes. That was my intent. It seems I've fallen in love with you.
  • Felicia: But you're always saying awful things about how bad I am at my job...
  • Saizo: That was before I had gotten to know your true character. Whether you're a maid or a ninja doesn't matter so long as you're with me.
  • Felicia: Heehee... all right. It seems I've fallen for you too, Saizo.
  • Saizo: The way you worded that was uncomfortably vague.
  • Felicia: I said what exactly you did a minute ago!
  • Saizo: But I was trying to hide my embarrassment.
  • Felicia: Well, maybe I was too.
  • Saizo: Whatever. The point is, we'll be together from this point on, right?
  • Felicia: Heehee... You've got it!

With Kaze Edit

C Support Edit

  • Kaze: Brother... do you have a moment?
  • Saizo: Ah, hello, Kaze. What is it?
  • Kaze: For many years now, you have been working tirelessly to avenge our father's death... M-may I... ask you about it?
  • Saizo: ...What?
  • Kaze: Well, of course I understand why you want to kill the man who murdered our father... But you've been... consumed by it. I was wondering if there might be more to it...
  • Saizo: I don't know what you're talking about.
  • Kaze: Is there something besides avenging Father? Besides protecting Lord Ryoma...? You have so much bloodlust. You don't fight our foes as much as slaughter them! What could cause my brother to mercilessly cut people down like a man possessed?
  • Saizo: It's nice of you to be concerned. You're a good brother, Kaze. It does seem like vengeance and Lord Ryoma are all I have... But as you say... there might be something else fueling my anger.
  • Kaze: As I thought...
  • Saizo: But it's nothing you need to worry about. Just forget about it. Good-bye.
  • Kaze: Saizo...

B Support Edit

  • Saizo: Kaze? You're in my way. Could you please move?
  • Kaze: No, Brother. I'm here to challenge you to a duel.
  • Saizo: Excuse me?
  • Kaze: I can't ignore what we spoke of the other day. It's clearly been weighing heavy on your heart, and it must be addressed. I therefore challenge you to single combat, for the knowledge of what troubles you.
  • Saizo: This is not a duel you can win. Or do you have a trick up your sleeve?
  • Kaze: No. I am aware of its folly. Yet even knowing this, my mind is set. I must know your mind at any cost. This is how far I will go to help you, Brother.
  • Saizo: Sheathe your blade. I'll just tell you.
  • Kaze: Done. I'm listening...
  • Saizo: I once infiltrated Mokushu, believing that they played a part in Father's death. And my suspicions were well founded. I came across evidence proving that the ninja of Mokushu assassinated him. But I failed to avenge myself upon his killer, losing my eye in the process.
  • Kaze: Brother... why did you keep this from me for so long?
  • Saizo: You were absent from our home village on an errand at the time. And I couldn't telll anyone else that I was wounded at the hand of a Mokushujin.
  • Kaze: I don't understand. Why wouldn't you let them know what you found?
  • Saizo: I might have, if not for the wound. It was a constant, throbbing reminder that I failed to avenge my father. That I wasn't strong enough. Never again in my life have I felt such shame!
  • Kaze: I... I'm sorry, Brother. I didn't mean to reopen this scar on your heart. It was foolish of me to think drawing this out of you would help...
  • Saizo: It wasn't a secret I was nursing, Brother. It was my miserable pride. I thought if no one knew the wretched story of it all...
  • Kaze: But you did share it. Do you feel better at all to have it out in the open?
  • Saizo: ... As I said, you are in my way. Please step aside.
  • Kaze: O-of course, Brother... *sigh*

A Support Edit

  • Kaze: Brother? I wanted to pick up where we left off when we spoke last.
  • Saizo: The past is the past, Kaze. Leave those old wounds to mend or fester as they will.
  • Kaze: That's not what I meant. I didn't come to prolong your suffering, but to apologize for it.
  • Saizo: Why? You had no hand in it.
  • Kaze: Not so. For as long as I can remember, you've been bent on avenging our father. Even after everyone else in our clan gave up hope, you carried on...alone. You didn't have your brother's help, either. I'm not better than the rest.
  • Saizo: I didn't ask and didn't expect it. You are blameless. The shame is mine.
  • Kaze: In some sense, yes. The scar over your eye is a mark of shame, true enough.
  • Saizo: ...
  • Kaze: But it is not a mark of your shame alone. All of us in Igasato have a share of guilt to claim as well...
  • Saizo: Kaze, I'm...speechless.
  • Kaze: When I said I came to apologize...it was for forcing you to carry this burden alone for so long. But all of us of Igasato will make amends. We vow to be Saizo the Fifth's eye!
  • Saizo: You honor me, Brother. I'll gladly take your support in any mission we undertake.

With Mozu Edit

C Support Edit

  • Mozu: Hmm... guess that's all there is to do here. Time for a break!
  • Saizo: You over there, plowing the field.
  • Mozu: Oh, hey, Saizo! It's me, Mozu.
  • Saizo: It looks like you're starting up a new crop. What do you intend to grow?
  • Mozu: All kinds of stuff! This is the right kind of soil for root vegetables, like taters. Might get some pumpkins and carrots to grow here too.
  • Saizo: Hm. Well, if there's anything I can do to help, come find me.
  • Mozu: You like working the fields too, Saizo?
  • Saizo: Igasato, where I come from, was in the mountains. We had to be self-sufficient. In addition to our training, we were often called on to help with the crops.
  • Mozu: No fooling? I'm glad there's at least one person I have that in common with!
  • Saizo: Planting all of these is a big job for one woman. If you need help, tell me and I'll gather a crew for you.
  • Mozu: Thanks, Saizo! I just might take you up on that.
  • Saizo: I hope that you do.

B Support Edit

  • Saizo: This food is delicious, Mozu.
  • Mozu: Aw, you're just flattering me. Anyone in my village could've whipped this up.
  • Saizo: You're being too modest. It has a warm flavor to it that I miss.
  • Mozu: Is it close to the food back home for you?
  • Saizo: Yes. Simple and lightly seasoned, but good on the tongue. Most food in the Hoshidan capital has a heavier flavor. I prefer this.
  • Mozu: You can say that again! I thought the same thing, about all the heavy food around there.
  • Saizo: I guess country folk just do things differently. Would you mind if I came here for dinner again sometime?
  • Mozu: Help yourself! When those veggies start ripening, I'll whip something up with them too.
  • Saizo: I'll make a special trip for that.
  • Mozu: Well, harvest time is a ways off, so it could be a while yet. Farming is slow and steady work, you know. But yeah, come for dinner anytime!
  • Saizo: My compliments to the chef.

A Support Edit

  • Saizo: Mmm...another fine meal, Mozu.
  • Mozu: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it.
  • Saizo: I know I've been coming here for dinner more often, and I'm sorry for that. It's just that your cooking reminds me so much of home.
  • Mozu: Heehee! If you like it that much, you can eat it for every meal for all I care! Hey, I've got an idea! What's your favorite dish? I can make some for you.
  • Saizo: Hm?
  • Mozu: C'mon, what do you REALLY wanna eat?
  • Saizo: I'll eat anything, so long as it isn't sweet. But if I had to pick, I'd say boiled riverfish.
  • Mozu: That's all?
  • Saizo: Well, we had a particular way of cooking them in my village. Riverfish is so plain on its own that we mixed it with spices and mushrooms.
  • Mozu: Hmm...that could be tough to fix.
  • Saizo: A bit. It was saved for when the whole family got together to eat.
  • Mozu: OK then! I'm not too confident I can get it right, but I'll give it my best shot!
  • Saizo: Really? This should be interesting.
  • Mozu: Heehee, you can say that again. All right now, shoo, so I can get to work!

S Support Edit

  • Saizo: Mmm... This is delicious.
  • Mozu: R-really? Phew...
  • Saizo: However. It's not quite the way I remember it from my village.
  • Mozu: Aww, no fooling? I'm real sorry, Saizo. I thought I had it right...
  • Saizo: Oh, it's still very good. Just...lacking a certain....ah, of course! There's a type of seasoning found only where I come from. You didn't have that, which is why this doesn't taste quite right.
  • Mozu: Really? What seasoning is this?
  • Saizo: I don't know much about it. It's derived from a plant that's native to the region.
  • Mozu: Huh! How about that. I'd love to see your village someday, if we ever get the chance.
  • Saizo: How about the next time I go?
  • Mozu: Huh? You sure I'd be welcome?
  • Saizo: I don't see why not. They should meet the woman I'm going to marry.
  • Mozu: Wh...WHAT?!
  • Saizo: Ah, right. I meant to ask you. Mozu, will you be my wife?
  • Mozu: Buh... Whu...I don't know how to feel about this! Happy, I guess, but...!
  • Saizo: I feel that we have a lot in common. I can feel our relationship growing, little by little.
  • Mozu: Yeah, I know what you mean. Truth is, I have had a crush on you too, Saizo.
  • Saizo: You do?
  • Mozu: I surely do. So yeah! Let's go meet your kinfolk sometime soon!
  • Saizo: When we do, I invite you to think of it as your home—and my people as your people. You may have lost one home, but I would be honored to provide another for you.
  • Mozu: Aww, Saizo... I'm about to bust out crying. I thought I'd never have a home again... *sniff*
  • Saizo: It's all right, Mozu. I won't let you feel lonely again. If nothing else, you'll always have me.
  • Mozu: I love you, Saizo...

With Ryoma Edit

C Support Edit

  • Ryoma: Saizo, are you there?
  • Saizo: I'm never far, my lord. How may I be of service to you?
  • Ryoma: There is a question I would put to you.
  • Saizo: Ask away, my lord.
  • Ryoma: You were raised from a young age to take the mantle of Saizo, right?
  • Saizo: Yes.
  • Ryoma: Have you had second thoughts on the subject?
  • Saizo: Never.
  • Ryoma: No hesitation, I see.
  • Saizo: Why do you ask?
  • Ryoma: I was merely curious. If it never crossed your mind, very well. That will be all, Saizo, I'm sorry to have summoned you for so little.
  • Saizo: Yes, my lord.

B Support Edit

  • Saizo: Lord Ryoma...
  • Ryoma: Yes, Saizo? What is it?
  • Saizo: May I ask what prompted your earlier question?
  • Ryoma: What question would that be?
  • Saizo: Whether I had any qualms about taking on the Saizo name.
  • Ryoma: Ah, yes.
  • Saizo: I wasn't sure what prompted it. Has my work been subpar in some way?
  • Ryoma: Not at all. Your work is exemplary, as always. No, I wondered because I've been having my own doubts along those lines.
  • Saizo: Doubts, my lord?
  • Ryoma: It can't be easy, working in the shadows. Some of your job are ethically dubious. But you discharge you duty without complaint.
  • Saizo: I do what is expected of me, my lord.
  • Ryoma: But the high risk you undertake ought to merit a correspondingly high reward. And right now our army does not have the funds to compensate you properly. I thought this might be cause for some dissatisfaction.
  • Saizo: Never, my lord! These things couldn't be further from my thoughts.
  • Ryoma: I'm glad to hear that. But if you ever do have any such concerns, I ask that you bring them to me.
  • Saizo: Your generosity is most kind, my lord.
  • Ryoma: I intend to do everything in my power to reward you for your service. It's only fair.
  • Saizo: As you say, Lord Ryoma.

A Support Edit

  • Saizo: Lord Ryoma. When you said I could tell you about any concerns I had...
  • Ryoma: Has something come up?
  • Saizo: One minor thing, maybe.
  • Ryoma: Name it. As I said before, I'll do anything in my power to address it.
  • Saizo: Then I'll be frank. I want you to do whatever you deem necessary without worrying about me.
  • Ryoma: ...Is there something you believe you can't discuss with me, Saizo?
  • Saizo: Not quite. You said before that you don't think I'm paid properly. But from my perspective, I'm very well compensated.
  • Ryoma: Really? It's not easy to make ends meet on a military salary...
  • Saizo: I'm not talking about the financial end of things.
  • Ryoma: But what else could you be referring to?
  • Saizo: My heart. Certainly, a ninja's work is not easy. And never pretty. I think that's what gives you pause. Though as prince, you needn't give it a thought if you don't want to.
  • Ryoma: But it's normal to consider the well-being of my subjects. Especially my retainers.
  • Saizo: You call it normal, but it is not common. The great ninja who have borne the Saizo name pass into legend. Samurai boast that they will die for a ruly honorable master, but so too will a ninja. To know ourselves and to serve a master who knows us is our greatest calling. For your part, simply continue to wal the path you have chosen. I find no greater joy than to help you down it from the shadows.
  • Ryoma: Saizo... Very well. I shall take your wishes to heart. Your reward for your service shall be that I walk a path that meets your expectations. Is that sufficient?
  • Saizo: Yes. I am blessed to be able to serve you.

With Hinoka Edit

C Support Edit

  • Hinoka: Who's there? Show yourself!
  • Saizo: I'm impressed, Lady Hinoka. For all my stealth, you detected me almost immediately.
  • Hinoka: I thought it might be you. You have a very distinctive presence.
  • Saizo: I could say the same for you, Lady Hinoka.
  • Hinoka: Hahah... we've known each other so long, and you've never changed in all that time. So, what's got you skulking around at this hour?
  • Saizo: Lord Ryoma entrusted me with a secret letter. I have instructions to deliver it to you at this specific time.
  • Hinoka: Ryoma sent this? What's it about?
  • Saizo: I don't know. It's not my place to read his mail.
  • Hinoka: All right. I'll give it a look, then. ... What the...? Hmm, OK.
  • Saizo: ...
  • Hinoka: Thanks for delivering this letter. You've done well, Saizo.
  • Saizo: Thank you. I must return to my master now.
  • Hinoka: So soon? Aren't you curious about what was in the letter?
  • Saizo: No. My part in this is done. Farewell, Lady Hinoka.
  • Hinoka: Hmm...

B Support Edit

  • Saizo: Greetings, Lady Hinoka.
  • Hinoka: Ah, Saizo. Do you have another letter from my brother?
  • Saizo: Indeed. Here it is.
  • Hinoka: Ah... ... I see...
  • Saizo: ...
  • Hinoka: Hmm...understood.
  • Saizo: Farewell, then.
  • Hinoka: Saizo...do you really not care what the letter was about?
  • Saizo: Not in the least. I do not presume to make Lord Ryoma's business mine. If I had orders from Lord Ryoma, I would read it. But I don't.
  • Hinoka: I suppose. But you've served my brother, and the whole royal family, for a long time. If it was me, I'd be miffed at not getting to know what these exchanges were about.
  • Saizo: We see things differently, then. ... Lady Hinoka... The way you talk seems almost as if you're eager to reveal the letter's contents to me.
  • Hinoka: N-no. I'm not...
  • Saizo: Understood. My apologies.
  • Hinoka: Anyway... I've written up a response. Please see that Ryoma gets it at the specified time.
  • Saizo: I will ensure that Lord Ryoma gets it, even at the cost of my life.
  • Hinoka: *sigh* Saizo...

A Support Edit

  • Hinoka: Saizo... I have to apologize.
  • Saizo: For what, Lady Hinoka?
  • Hinoka: For using you as a messenger between my brother and I. But there was a reason for it. The truth is...one of the Hoshidan nobles told Ryoma something alarming. He accused you of passing information to the enemy, Saizo.
  • Saizo: What?!
  • Hinoka: In the end, it was revealed as a hoax the noble concocted to sow distrust. He was a traitor, with plans to overthrow the royal family. I never liked the man. He should be in a cold, dark place by now.
  • Saizo: I...I see...
  • Hinoka: Ryoma came up with the idea of having you deliver those letters as a test.
  • Saizo: Lord Ryoma was testing me?!
  • Hinoka: Don't blame him for it. We can't ignore accusations like that, however unlikely. We had to do something to get to the bottom of it. There were several nobles on the war council suspicious of you, not just one.
  • Saizo: I see...
  • Hinoka: But you must know that Ryoma and I were absolutely convinced of your innocence.
  • Saizo: And that's why you kept asking if I had read the letters? To confirm my loyalty?
  • Hinoka: Basically, yes.
  • Saizo: In that case, I am truly sorry. I have wasted your and Lord Ryoma's precious time.
  • Hinoka: It's not you who needs to apologize. The whole business with the letters was pointless, political pageantry. We're the ones who should say we're sorry for putting you through it.
  • Saizo: Don't be ashamed, Lady Hinoka. Tell me: If I had broken the seal on the letter, what would you have done?
  • Hinoka: I'd probably have cut you down where you stood.
  • Saizo: Just what I'd have done if I were in your shoes. I believe that you and Lord Ryoma made the right choice. Far from being upset, I'm proud, knowing that I've proven my loyalty beyond a doubt.
  • Hinoka: Hoshido is blessed to have loyal retainers like you, Saizo. We are grateful for your continued service.
  • Saizo: Thank you for your kind words, Lady Hinoka.

S Support Edit

  • Saizo: Lady Hinoka, do you have a moment?
  • Hinoka: Saizo...I'm very sorry about the other day. I can hardly look at you without feeling ashamed for what we did.
  • Saizo: You have a big heart, Lady Hinoka.
  • Hinoka: Huh?
  • Saizo: Several times when I carried letters, you asked if I was curious about their contents. Was that your way of hinting to me that I was under suspicion?
  • Hinoka: Yes...I couldn't tell you outright, but I tried to warn you.
  • Saizo: You didn't need to extend that courtesy to someone under suspicion. But...that act of kindness was what I fell in love with.
  • Hinoka: Wh-what?! Love?!
  • Saizo: Yes. I'm sorry to spring this on you. And I understand your surprise. But I came here because it needed saying. Granted, I can't be with you. We are worlds apart, socially. Even telling you of my feelings is dangerous for a man in my position. Despite this, I needed you to know. Forgive me, Lady Hinoka.
  • Hinoka: Saizo... I can't forgive you if you've done nothing wrong. I love you too.
  • Saizo: Wh—?!
  • Hinoka: I fell for you when I saw the depth of your loyalty to Ryoma. I know that Ryoma is your master and therefore your highest priority. But I hope one day I can worm my way into your heart and take his place.
  • Saizo: Lady Hinoka...I am very moved by this. Nothing has ever stirred such emotion in me as what you just said. If you will have me, I vow to place you above all else in my heart.
  • Hinoka: Thank you, Saizo. But it's all right if my brother stays your top priority until the war ends. Right now, we both need to look after him, for our country's sake.
  • Saizo: Agreed!
  • Hinoka: Let's help Ryoma lead the world to peace so we can get there all the sooner.
  • Saizo: No duty could be more welcome.

With Sakura Edit

C Support Edit

  • Saizo: Ngh... I have failed... I might have made it out of enemy territory, but they'll find me soon with these injuries. And I'm too badly hurt to drag myself the rest of the way to camp. I almost made it, but this is as far as I go... Ah well.
  • Sakura: S-Saizo?
  • Saizo: I can't see in this darkness. If you're an enemy come to finish me, do it quickly.
  • Sakura: N-no, it's just me! It's Sakura.
  • Saizo: Lady Sakura? How...
  • Sakura: Oh no! You're hurt! Wait just one moment and I'll heal you.
  • Saizo: There's no time. My pursuers may catch up to me at any moment. Go, quickly! You must get back to camp!
  • Sakura: But... But I can't just leave you here to die! This will only take a second if you'll please sit still!
  • Saizo: Ugh... if anything happens to you, how will I ever look Lord Ryoma in the eye again?
  • Sakura: Hee... Heehee...
  • Saizo: Lady Sakura...?
  • Sakura: S-sorry... It just occurred to me it won't matter if you can look him in the eye when you're dead. I-I guess I'm a little punchy...
  • Saizo: No comment.
  • Sakura: P-please stop squirming! We need to get back to camp together!
  • Saizo: Fair enough...

B Support Edit

  • Saizo: Excuse me, Lady Sakura. I'd like a moment.
  • Sakura: Oh, hi, Saizo. Sure, I'm not busy.
  • Saizo: *ahem* ...Thanks for your help. It was only your intervention that kept me alive.
  • Sakura: Oh, anytime! You're almost like family to us, so I don't mind helping you.
  • Saizo: But, Lady Sakura... why were you so far from camp that night?
  • Sakura: I was feeling restless... Now that I think of it, maybe I knew somehow about your predicament.
  • Saizo: Hmm. It must be a divine gift you enjoy as a shrine maiden.
  • Sakura: Whatever it is, I'm glad it saved you.
  • Saizo: Yes, well... while we're on the subject...
  • Sakura: Yes, Saizo?
  • Saizo: I want you to have this.
  • Sakura: Ooh! Desserts from the castle town at Hoshido! These are so hard to come by... How did you get your hands on them?
  • Saizo: I heard they were favorites of yours. So I acquired a few as a token of my gratitude.
  • Sakura: Y-you got these just for me?
  • Saizo: That's what I said, yes.
  • Sakura: ... Heh, Heehee...
  • Saizo: Why are you laughing now?
  • Sakura: Because! It's funny to think of you going out to buy desserts...
  • Saizo: Th-that's...
  • Sakura: Heeheehee... oh, s-sorry. I keep giggling in front of you. Oh! Instead of keeping them all to myself why don't I share these with you?
  • Saizo: N-no! That's all right, I—
  • Sakura: But there's way too much for me to eat alone.
  • Saizo: I-I'm sorry... I have to go! *poof*

(Saizo leaves)

  • Sakura: *cough* Saizo...? He vanished... W-was it something I said?

A Support Edit

  • Sakura: Oh, um, Saizo...
  • Saizo: Lady Sakura?
  • Sakura: Um... I'm sorry.
  • Saizo: Hm? What is there to apologize for? It might help if you could look me in the eye when you answered.
  • Sakura: Last time we talked, you disappeared into a cloud of smoke... I offended you in some way, didn't I? Was it the giggling? I bet it was the giggling.
  • Saizo: What? No.
  • Sakura: Then why...?
  • Saizo: I... um... ... I despise sweets. I get nauseous just from the scent of them.
  • Sakura: Wha—?!
  • Saizo: You were making a move to open the box, so I instinctiely fled. I'm deeply sorry for the misunderstanding.
  • Sakura: So that's what happened... I wouldn't have guessed it of such a brave soldier.
  • Saizo: I'm ashamed to react so strongly. It's not becoming of the high prince's retainer.
  • Sakura: Oh, I think it's fine! Even a little... cute.
  • Saizo: C... cute?
  • Sakura: Very cute. It's wonderful to see a more human side of you. And it was so sweet of you to buy me something you dislike so much. It's very generous!
  • Saizo: I'm delighted that you're pleased, Lady Sakura.
  • Sakura: Thank you very much, Saizo. I hope we can talk again soon.
  • Saizo: If you wish it, Lady Sakura.

S Support Edit

  • Saizo: Hello, Lady Sakura. Do you have a moment?
  • Sakura: Hi, Saizo. What is it?
  • Saizo: I'll keep this short. I am Lord Ryoma's faithful retainer and so could never leave his service. For this reason, I cannot enter yours.
  • Sakura: Sure, I know. Why do you bring it up?
  • Saizo: Because I... I love you.
  • Sakura: Huh?!
  • Saizo: Your smile has a strange effect on me. At first, I was uncomfortable with being laughed at. But your smile stayed with me after the laughter was gone... And in time, I realized it was comforting, in a way. All of wich is my way of explaining why I've fallen in love with you.
  • Sakura: S-Saizo... You don't know how happy I am to hear that... You used to scare me a little bit, with your scars and your clothes. But ever since I found out how kind and cute you really are... I started to have feelings for you.
  • Saizo: That's a weight off my mind, Lady Sakura. I couldn't be certain that you would share my feelings. Although... what did you mean when you said that I'm "cute"?
  • Sakura: Heehee, well... you always project this aura of being all business. But when I saw you run from a few sweets, I realized you can be pretty childish.
  • Saizo: I-I see... I'm not sure that's the compliment you may have intended. But detestable as my weakness is, I feel better hearing you speak highly of it. Thank you, Lady Sakura. I cannot pledge my fealty, but I do pledge my undying love.
  • Sakura: Oh, Saizo... I-I might not be perfect, but I'll be so happy to be with you.
  • Saizo: As will I. My world will be a better place with you in I.

With Rinkah Edit

C Support Edit

  • Saizo: Rinkah!
  • Rinkah: Huh? Oh, Saizo. What's up?
  • Saizo: Have you forgotten already about that last encounter? Why did you give the sign to retreat?
  • Rinkah: We'd just beaten off two waves. The whole company was worn out. It just made sense to get out while the getting was good.
  • Saizo: We could've fought longer. If we'd kept at it, our foes might not have escaped.
  • Rinkah: You're letting your temper run you. Even if you're right, can you be sure we wouldn't have lost anyone?
  • Saizo: A few casualties would have been worth the blow struck to the enemy. That encounter will have consequences for the rest of the war!
  • Rinkah: ...Hmph. In the Flame Tribe, our war parties were so small that losing anyone was unthinkable.
  • Saizo: And?
  • Rinkah: Our elders taught us the important of reading the situation. There's virtue in retreat, if it means a single life can be saved.
  • Saizo: Ridiculous. Cowardice is no virtue. The Flame Tribe... It sounds to me like their embers have grown cold. I have no desire to stay and listen to your justifications.
  • Rinkah: rrgh...

B Support Edit

  • Saizo: Rinkah...
  • Rinkah: Hey, Saizo.
  • Saizo: I came to apologize, I was letting my frustration get to me. Once I'd calmed down, I saw that putting your troops' lives first is the right choice.
  • Rinkah: Yeah?
  • Saizo: If Lord Ryoma had been there, I'm sure he would have done the same.
  • Rinkah: It's all right. I wasn't taking it personally. I'm a warrior, so I know how you felt. I get lost in the heat of battle sometimes too. Victory can be a real rush.
  • Saizo: Really? That's surprising.
  • Rinkah: Oh, yeah. I used to charge in alone like an idiot and take a beating for my trouble. I'd always get an earful from the chief over it...
  • Saizo: So you're saying I'm no better than you were back then.
  • Rinkah: That's not what I meant. It's just that you have to think about what your goals are. Maybe sometimes it's worth losing people. It really depends. That's what I meant by learning to read a situation.
  • Saizo: So that's the way of the Flame Tribe. Hm... it's a valuable lesson.
  • Rinkah: Heh, I thought so to when I finally learned it.

A Support Edit

  • Rinkah: Saizo, do you have a minute to talk?
  • Saizo: What is it?
  • Rinkah: I was wondering... what was it that made you want to be a ninja?
  • Saizo: The main reason was to avenge my father. But apart from that... it was exhilarating to use those techniques to claim victory in battle. That may be why I came to enjoy fighting so much.
  • Rinkah: That all sounds pretty familiar. And I think it's important for a warrior. We can't forget the feeling.
  • Saizo: Yes. A sword that is not kept sharp cannot cut when it is needed.
  • Rinkah: Though if you put it to the grindstone too long, the blade will break.
  • Saizo: ...
  • Rinkah: But for now, anyway, I feel like my skills could use some sharpening. How about it, Saizo? Want a friendly match with me?
  • Saizo: ...I was just thinking of asking you the same thing.
  • Rinkah: I should warn you, my blade was tempered in the forges of the Flame Tribe. Warriors don't burn hotter than me!
  • Saizo: Yet one typically finds that cooler heads will prevail. Prepare yourself, Rinkah.
  • Rinkah: Here we go!

S support Edit

  • Saizo: Rinkah, about our last match...
  • Rinkah: It was kind of a draw, wasn't it? Heh... That's fine by me.
  • Saizo: It's been a while since I felt that alive during a fight. It was invigorating. I'm still a bit bruised, mind you, and that gash I took hasn't healed up yet. But that feels good too, in a way.
  • Rinkah: It's our warrior blood. I bet under that mask, you were smiling during the fight. Heh, what do you think the softies on our team would think if they heard us?
  • Saizo: Haha...I shudder to think. But I must redevote myself to my training for Lord Ryoma's sake.
  • Rinkah: I ought to do the same, if the Flame Tribe's going to have any future. You know...we really have a lot in common, Saizo. You ever think about us? Together?
  • Saizo: Now that you mention it...
  • Rinkah: Haha. I should have guessed. But I'm glad I'm not the only one it occurred to.
  • Saizo: We both strive to improve ourselves in battle. I think we could achieve that faster as partners.
  • Rinkah: Haha...it's like you're reading my mind.
  • Saizo: It does seem uncanny.
  • Rinkah: It's obvious we're meant for each other. I wouldn't have guessed when we first met, but...
  • Saizo: Well, if that's what you want...
  • Rinkah: Yeah, I think it is. I'm ready to graduate from your sparring partner to your life partner, Saizo.

With Kagero Edit

C Support Edit

  • Kagero: Saizo, may we speak about the guard assignments?
  • Saizo: Of course. I also wanted to discuss them.
  • Kagero: We need to consider who is protecting the royal family.
  • Saizo: I will assume that honor. The quality of our security has been lacking in recent days. The new recruits are likely to blame.
  • Kagero: In that case, I should take over. A subordinate's failure reflects both on the soldier and his or her superior.
  • Saizo: You are referring to me.
  • Kagero: Saizo... You are far too direct and merciless in your training approach. "Be prepared to sacrifice your life for your liege" is the first thing you say? That would scare any fresh recruit. I doubt any of them slept well. By the time they were assigned to guard duty, they were too sleep deprived to work. Remember—when one waters the plants, one must be careful not to drown the roots.
  • Saizo: Hmph. Those unable to handle the stress of their duty have only themselves to blame. Besides, I believe their failings are a result of their inexperience. A battle-hardened warrior is prepared to give everything...
  • Kagero: Never mind. This discussion is going nowhere. I will command the royal family's guard detail. Agreed?
  • Saizo: ...Very well.

B Support Edit

  • Kagero: Saizo. Can we talk?
  • Saizo: What do you need, Kagero?
  • Kagero: In the battle the other day, you gave orders to the troops that put them at risk. Our goal was important, but there were less dangerous ways to accomplish it.
  • Saizo: This is an old conversation between us. Some objectives are important enough that they demand a certain level of sacrifice. I understand why you want to avoid that, but our path in life sometimes demands it. In these dark times, we often have no say in the matter.
  • Kagero: ......
  • Saizo: Why do we always discuss this? Neither of us will change our stance. That we couldn't adapt to one another is why we broke up.
  • Kagero: It was definitely a factor. You think only of protecting Lord Ryoma, whereas I weigh the cost of doing so. We're walking to the same destination, just taking a different road to get there.
  • Saizo: True. At least we only differ slightly and thus can still work together as retainers. Our vow to not let the end of our romance distract us from our duty was important. I'm glad we've held to it.
  • Kagero: We made that vow so long ago, and yet it still feels like yesterday.
  • Saizo: Indeed. Seeing each other daily makes it easy to forget that time passed.
  • Kagero: There is truth in that...

A Support Edit

  • Saizo: Kagero, can we discuss our recent battle?
  • Kagero: Yes, of course. I wanted to talk about it as well.
  • Saizo: When I turned over command of our forces to you, I thought I knew the outcome. I had to lead the sneak attack, and I was sure you wouldn't lose any ground. I didn't expect both of us to reach the main objective at nearly the same moment.
  • Kagero: My larger force was able to hold the attention of the enemy. Which helped your dangerous mission to succeed as well. It was an excellent demonstration of synergy between the two of us.
  • Saizo: Indeed. We won't budge on our tactics, and I know that neither of us is wrong but...
  • Kagero: In the end, or goal is the same-to serve those it is our duty to defend.
  • Saizo: Yes... I know I can count on you. Kagero-despite our difference of opinion in battle. I couldn't ask for a better comrade.
  • Kagero: Agreed.

S Support Edit

  • Saizo: Kagero...
  • Kagero: What is it, Saizo? You seem very solemn.
  • Saizo: Our conversation the other day stirred up old memories. It pains me to bring it up again, but...
  • Kagero: But what?
  • Saizo: I pondered our perspective more, and I realized something. It seems like our relationship ended because we could not reconcile our tactics. But I think what really divided us was not being able to see past difference.
  • Kagero: ...What do you mean?
  • Saizo: We were too busy trying to convince each other to change... And missed that the reason we were trying so hard was out of love for each other.
  • Kagero: It's... It's a bit embarrassing to hear you say that, really. Because it's true. It seems so obvious. So...now what? Are we past that hurdle now that we see the other's perspective? Did you bring this up as a way to suggest we get back together and try again?
  • Saizo: I...would rather not say it.
  • Kagero: Ha. For someone who prefers the risky route, you can be too cautious sometimes... But I understand your meaning, and I feel the same as you.
  • Saizo: I believe we can make it work this time. Even people who have different opinions...can still walk through this life together.
  • Kagero: I agree. Let's walk together again, Saizo.

With Setsuna Edit

C Support Edit

  • Setsuna: Morning, Saizo.
  • Saizo: "Morning" is when the sun is dawning in the east, or shortly after. Where is the sun right now, Setsuna?
  • Setsuna: It's right over our heads...
  • Saizo: This is called "afternoon."
  • Setsuna: Aw, man... I greeted you wrong, huh...
  • Saizo: Don't tell me you were sleeping this late.
  • Setsuna: OK. I won't tell you that. There's a good excuse, though... I was caught in a trap until just now.
  • Saizo: That's your idea of a good excuse? I wish you'd lied and said you overslept.
  • Setsuna: Really?
  • Saizo: I'm not sure what to do with you, Setsuna. You don't seem quite suited to be a retainer. It's your attitude, I think.
  • Setsuna: No way... I'm the most motivated gal around the castle.
  • Saizo: That is a barefaced lie! I pity Lady Hinoka for having you as a retainer. I will take it upon myself to train you in the proper behavior for a loyal retainer!
  • Setsuna: Sounds OK. Let's start... tomorrow...
  • Saizo: Yes. Bright and early. Be prepared.

B Support Edit

  • Saizo: No more excuses, Setsuna. No more delays. I will mold you into a loyal retainer if it takes every ounce of my energy. Since I know better now than to assume anything from you, let's go over the basics.
  • Setsuna: Ooh, look at the cute little birdie. Poor thing... I should feed it...
  • Saizo: Setsuna! Can't you stay focused through the first thing I say to you?!
  • Setsuna: Oh...sorry.
  • Saizo: Tell me about your everyday duties. Do you ensure that Lady Hinoka is asleep before you retire for the night?
  • Setsuna: No. I usually go to bed first. See, a lot of the time, Lady Hinoka says... "If you don't go to sleep first, it's hard for me to relax and fall asleep myself." So that's why...
  • Saizo: Is this true?! Hrm... I'll give you pass on that one, then. Well, if you retire earlier, do you at least wake up before her?
  • Setsuna: No... I get up later... I like to sleep until Lady Hinoka comes to wake me up.
  • Saizo: But...this is preposterous! Anyone would think YOU were the master and SHE the servant!
  • Setsuna: She lays out my clothes every morning by my bed, too. That's the kind of nice gal Lady Hinoka is...
  • Saizo: You monster! That's the kind of service you should be performing for Lady Hinoka! I hope you're being considerate enough to fetch her breakfast in the morning, then!
  • Setsuna: Hmm... I can't remember ever doing that. I usually go practice archery as soon as I'm awake and dressed...
  • Saizo: Ugh... Let's put the everyday duties aside for now. What do you do on outings? Do you keep a sharp eye on Lady Hinoka's feet? To see whether there's anything dangerous in her path, for example.
  • Setsuna: Anything dangerous?
  • Saizo: Deep puddles. Enemy traps. Whatever form the hazard takes.
  • Setsuna: Well, actually... Whenever I walk in front of Lady Hinoka, she tells me to follow from a safe distance.
  • Saizo: Unbelievable. Just beyond belief. I'm helpless before your incompetence. I thought I would spend the day whipping you into shape, but... I'm now feeling like a whipped dog myself.
  • Setsuna: You can do it, Saizo...
  • Saizo: Oh no! You're the last person I want encouragement from! It's because of you that I'm at my wit's end in the first place! *sigh* I must pull myself together and focus on the task at hand...
  • Setsuna: OK. I'll feed this poor birdie while I wait.
  • Saizo: Ughhhh!

A Support Edit

  • Setsuna: Hi, Saizo. Got any more tips for me today?
  • Saizo: No, I've given up.
  • Setsuna: Huh? Why?
  • Saizo: Lady Hinoka said, and I quote, "You're wasting your time."
  • Setsuna: Really...? Did she say anything else?
  • Saizo: She said that she was equally exasperated by your behavior at first. But you proved yourself useful in combat, and that is all she wants of you. She also said she's come to enjoy carrying out these everyday chores.
  • Setsuna: Sorry, what was the first thing again?
  • Saizo: Unbelievable! It's like herding cats. Lady Hinoka is far too lenient with you.
  • Setsuna: Herding cats... That sounds like fun. I had a great time taking care of that birdie the other day...
  • Saizo: If it were up to me, a small bird is all that would be allowed in your care. But I've abandoned any attempt at mending your relationship with Lady Hinoka. Much as it galls me, there is a place for retainers like you. If only that place wasn't here...
  • Setsuna: Thanks, Lady Hinoka's a great master. I'm lucky to serve her...
  • Saizo: Very, very lucky. Make that the first thing you think each morning and the last at night. You owe Lady Hinoka that much.
  • Setsuna: Yeah...
  • Saizo: Do all that you can to protect her, Setsuna.
  • Setsuna: For sure, I always try my best...

S Support Edit

  • Setsuna: Saizo? I wanted to ask you something...
  • Saizo: Ask, then.
  • Setsuna: You stopped coming by. Is anything wrong?
  • Saizo: Your lessons in being a proper retainer were curtailed. That's all. Lady Hinoka told me she's satisfied with the current arrangements.
  • Setsuna: So you won't even come to say hi...?
  • Saizo: Is there some other reason I should?
  • Setsuna: Well, I liked it when you'd come to see me. I was flattered that you wanted so much to set me straight. You even took it up with Lady Hinoka. You tried so, so hard...
  • Saizo: A pity that it all came to nothing.
  • Setsuna: It didn't though. I thought a lot about how hard you worked. It impressed me. It made me wish I could be like that. To be as good a retainer as you...
  • Saizo: ...
  • Setsuna: So will you come see me more? I want to change now. I need you with me as an example to follow. And I need you with me because... I love you.
  • Saizo: Setsuna... It's strange that you should say this. For I think I had confused disgust with something else. I didn't understand why your behavior bothered me so much, but then I realized... I cared about you. That's why it mattered to me that you be the best servant you could be. I would love to stay at your side and help you to grow into a fine retainer.
  • Setsuna: Thank you, Saizo!
  • Saizo: Shall we begin immediately?

With Oboro Edit

C Support Edit

  • Oboro: Saizo! Stay right there, and don't move!
  • Saizo: What are you doing, Oboro? And do you have to be that close to do it?
  • Oboro: Hmm, yeeesss... I was afraid of this.
  • Saizo: A-afraid of what?
  • Oboro: Your outfit, your mask... everything you wear is so dowdy. You're a fashion disaster!
  • Saizo: ... I don't care about that. I'm a solder in a war, not a dandy about town.
  • Oboro: But even a soldier can look chic! I'm making you my personal project.
  • Saizo: Ninja care little for such things. In fact, these worn, old clothes are prefect for our work.
  • Oboro: Ah, or so you think! But I'm a tailor's daughter, and trust me: there's a way to look good doing anything! I'll put together a few outfits for you to try on. You'll see!

(Oboro leaves)

  • Saizo: Wait! I didn't agree to this! ... She's already left. Hmm, time to make myself scarce.

B Support Edit

  • Oboro: Urgh... *pant* *wheeze* Saiiiizoooooo! You can't run forever!
  • Saizo: But I will, and I must! As long as you keep threatening me with those gaudy clothes!
  • Oboro: Oh, don't say that! Just try it on for size! You'll cut such a swank figure!
  • Saizo: I told you, ninja need no such things. How many times must I repeat myself?
  • Oboro: You're handsome under all that black, you know. You should glam yourself up some!
  • Saizo: *gasp* *cough* Is there nothing I can do to make you stop this?!
  • Oboro: *pant* ... Heheheh... I've got an unstoppable passion for fashion, Saizo!
  • Saizo: These clothes you insist on will get me killed. A ninja must be stealthy. We spend our lives in the shadows. And we must dress the part. My clothes may be frayed in places, but that's how I like them.
  • Oboro: Huh, you're right. These threads are coming loose... That's going to make it harder to get them off you, but I'll manage!
  • Saizo: Get your hands off me! And give me back my clothes! S-stop everything you're doing!
  • Oboro: Now, what's the best accessory to go with this outfit...? Ah, of course! What it really needs is a bright scarf! Oh, and a hat! You'd look GREAT in a hat!
  • Saizo: This has gone far enough! Guards! I'm being attacked by a... clothes thief!

A Support Edit

  • Oboro: Hmph... he couldn't get out of those clothes I picked out fast enough. And I had so many more for him to try! Like that really unique coat! He'd have looked so mature in it...
  • Saizo: Oboro.
  • Oboro: Hey, Saizo. You here to scold me some more?
  • Saizo: No. Actually... I, um...
  • Oboro: Well, spit it out! I'm really excited to hear again how austere and stoic ninja are!
  • Saizo: That's not why I came. After our last... encounter... I recalled that Lord Ryoma invited me to attend a royal ceremony in Hoshido.
  • Oboro: What, really? Nice! You must be pround!
  • Saizo: Yest. It is a rare privilege for a ninja. But my current mode of dress would dishonor my master at the event. I thought the clothes you provided me with would be more suitable. So, perhaps... you could suggest something to wear to the ceremony?
  • Oboro: No kidding? If you're serious, I wouldn't mind at all.
  • Saizo: Thank you. And... I'm sorry about last time.
  • Oboro: Don't be. It weirds me out a little to hear you apologize for anything.
  • Saizo: ...
  • Oboro: Oooh, it's just now hitting me how much fun this is going to be! I'll make you the belle of the ball! Come with me—we can try on some outfits!
  • Saizo: I suppose... But nothing too flashy, please.
  • Oboro: Heehee, gotcha!

S Support Edit

  • Saizo: I'm not sure about this outfit. It's a bit tight in the sleeves. And I don't think this fabric pattern is very becoming of a ninja... Oboro. Are you listening?
  • Oboro: Hmm? Oh, s-sorry. I dozed off there for a second.
  • Saizo: Is something wrong? I've never known you not to get excited about costuming. Is this how you repay me for making time in my busy schedule?
  • Oboro: ... Question for you, Saizo. The only reason you let me dress you is for Lord Ryoma, right?
  • Saizo: Yes, that's accurate.
  • Oboro: You're always thinking about how you can serve him...
  • Saizo: Of course. I would die for my master.
  • Oboro: So he's more important than me? Is that what you're saying?
  • Saizo: It would stand to reason... I don't like that look you're giving me.
  • Oboro: All you talk about is Lord Ryoma this, and Lord Ryoma that! You never think about how I feel! It's like I'm not in the room!
  • Saizo: Why are you so upset? I'm wearing the clothes you asked me to.
  • Oboro: You still can't tell?! You haven't figured out why I wanted to dress you in fancy clothes? I'm in love with you, Saizo!
  • Saizo: Wh...WHAT?
  • Oboro: But you don't care about anyone except Lord Ryoma. I try to get you to spend time with me, and you always refuse... I bet you don't even know how cruel you're being!
  • Saizo: If I was cruel, I'm sorry. I can be blind to other's person feelings. But I thank you for helping me understand. Now that you've shared, I feel obligated to return the favor.
  • Oboro: How do you mean?
  • Saizo: I find you growing on me, little by little, as we spend time together. You know that it's impractical for me to wear these gaudy clothes every day. But if it means I can spend more time with you... I'll stand for as many fittings as you want.
  • Oboro: Saizo... I never thought I'd hear that from you.
  • Saizo: I'm glad you told me of your feelings. Thank you, Oboro. I look forward to many happy days spent together.

With HanaEdit

C SupportEdit

  • Hana: Urgh... My stomach... So hungry... Skipping breakfast and lunch to focus on my training wasn't the best idea... I know! I'll ask someone to share their food with me. There! I'll ask him! Hey, Saizo!
  • Saizo: ...Yes?
  • Hana: I'm sooo hungry. Do you have something that you'd share with me?
  • Saizo: If you're hungry, go down to the mess hall.
  • Hana: But that's really, really far away! I don't think I can make it all the way there...
  • Saizo: I'm certain that you can.
  • Hana: You don't know for sure! I could die!
  • Saizo: That approach may get sympathy from some people, but not from me.
  • Hana: Why would it work on others but not you?
  • Saizo: Other people are kinder - more compassionate - than I am.
  • Hana: Saizo, what are you talking about? You think there's some kind of ranking for how helpful people can be? We're all on the same team, so we help each other out. It's simple!
  • Saizo: ... Hrmph. Whatever. This is all I have on me.
  • Hana: Oh, great! You DO have something! Let's see... Is this a steamed bun?
  • Saizo: Correct. I always carry these with me. It may not taste good, but it'll fill you up.
  • Hana: Let's try it. *nom nom* Whoa! It's good! Really good!
  • Saizo: Really? It shouldn't taste that good...
  • Hana: Phew, that hit the spot. Thanks so much, Saizo. You really helped!
  • Saizo: You're welcome.

B SupportEdit

  • Hana: Oh, I found him! Saizo, Saizo!
  • Saizo: Hana, I have perfect hearing. You don't need to yell so loud.
  • Hana: So that thing you gave me the other day... The special food that you always carry. Can I have another?
  • Saizo: What? You actually liked that? I mentioned that we only carry that around because it's compact and filling, right? In terms of taste, it's probably one of the worst things I've eaten...
  • Hana: Really? But it's so soft and flavorful and I absolutely love it! It's chewy like mochi and... perhaps a hint of fish?
  • Saizo: The recipe does use pounded rice and a little flaked fish... We really don't try at all to make it tasty.
  • Hana: Hrm...I think it tastes pretty good...
  • Saizo: No one has ever spoken those words about this food.
  • Hana: I think you just have strange taste buds. I'm going to see how the others like it.
  • Saizo: I do not think that is wise...
  • Hana: Why not? I think they'll be actually angry that you've kept this treat for yourself. So can I have another one, please? Pretty please?
  • Saizo: Fine, OK... This is my very last one.
  • Hana: All right! Thanks so much! I'll pay you back somehow, Saizo!
  • Saizo: Phew... I do not know what to make of that woman.

A Support Edit

  • Hana: Oh, Saizo! Hey, hey, Saizo!
  • Saizo: I'm certain that I told you not to yell...I can hear you just fine.
  • Hana: Heehee, sorry.
  • Saizo: So what do you need, Hana? Another of those buns?
  • Hana: Nah, I'm not all that hungry right now. But remember how I told you I'd repay you? Well, I couldn't come up with anything...so I thought that maybe I'd ask you what you'd like, instead!
  • Saizo: I don't need anything. All I gave you was some food I had left over from the battle.
  • Hana: But my reputation as a samurai will be tarnished if I don't repay a favor! I'll get you back somehow, you'll see!
  • Saizo: I told you- I don't need favors returned! In fact, you're becoming a nuisance with your constant yapping.
  • Hana: Oh- a nuisance, huh? I can just keep talking to you until you tell me exactly what you'd like!
  • Saizo: ...I would not enjoy that.
  • Hana: Right? With all that noise, I bet you won't be able to sneak around. So what'll it be?
  • Saizo: I can't tell whether you want to aggravate me or please me...
  • Hana: Please you, of course. Aren't you happy that I want to do something for you?
  • Saizo: ...Hrmph...all right. You win. I'll think of something for the next time we meet. Just let me go for today.
  • Hana: Wonderful! Make sure to think of something good, Saizo!
  • Saizo: Gods, I feel like I'll go crazy every time I talk to her...but...It's not necessarily a bad feeling.

S Support Edit

  • Saizo: Hana.
  • Hana: Hey, Saizo, what's up? This is funny. Normally I've been the one to track you down.
  • Saizo: That's just it. Why don't you come talk to me anymore?
  • Hana: Aww, did you miss me?
  • Saizo: No, it isn't that! It's just...you kept coming by to ask for my food, but then you suddenly stopped. I was worried that something may have happened to you.
  • Hana: You were worried about me? That's sweet. Well, I thought I was becoming a pain by visiting you all the time.
  • Saizo: A pain?
  • Hana: You said yourself that I was being a nuisance! And all the noise I make disturbs your stealthy work...
  • Saizo: You're correct. I did say that...
  • Hana: I thought that I'd be less bothersome if I stopped doing all those things.
  • Saizo: Wow...I didn't realize you were able to check your own behavior...
  • Hana: That's awful to say! I may be a bit rough at the edges, but I am a samurai! I can demonstrate basic decorum when it's called for.
  • Saizo: You're right...I'm sorry.
  • Hana: Hrmph...with that kind of attitude, I don't know if I'll ever pay you back...honestly, though, I'd totally forgotten that I needed to. Did you think of something you'd like?
  • Saizo: Oh, that...um. This is more difficult than any mission I have ever undertaken...I'd like to give "us" a try.
  • Hana: Us?! Wait, are you kidding?
  • Saizo: I rarely make jokes. I thought you were driving me nuts, but then I realized it was a different feeling. Your friendliness, your candor...it was very refreshing. And...nice.
  • Hana: Oh, wow...thank you, Saizo. I'm glad you said something. You know, I have feelings for you, too...
  • Saizo: R-really...?
  • Hana: But I don't think a few buns is a fair way to start a serious relationship.
  • Saizo: Then...something else? What would make you happy?
  • Hana: Lots of buns, of course! You'll give me plenty more in the future, right?
  • Saizo: Oh...that's what you meant. Then you'll have all the buns your heart desires.
  • Hana: I'm all yours! Thanks, Saizo!
  • Saizo: Heh...I guess I'll need to stock up on rice and fish. I'll gladly do it to bring you happiness. I love you, Hana...

With Subaki Edit

C Support Edit

  • Subaki: Good afternoon, Saizo. How are you this fine day?
  • Saizo: You don't need to put on those placating airs with me.
  • Subaki: Is that what I was doing? I thought I was simply extending a pleasant greeting.
  • Saizo: Yes. But I sometimes suspect you do so to mask your true self.
  • Subaki: Where is this hostility coming from? I've always been a perfect gentleman to you.
  • Saizo: I acknowledge your strength, at least. You're among the strongest of the retainers to Hoshidan royalty.
  • Subaki: You insult me with on breath and praise me in the next... This is a very strange conversation.
  • Saizo: I'm only being frank.
  • Subaki: Very well. I'll grant your strength as well. Your temper is an unfortunate flaw, but in terms of pure strength, you're near the top.
  • Saizo: Apart from yourself, you mean.
  • Subaki: N-now I never said-
  • Saizo: But you were thinking it.
  • Subaki: C-come now, let's be reasonable...
  • Saizo: I know all about you facade. I just don't know what you're thinking behind it. I don't think I'll really be satisfied until I test my strength against yours.
  • Subaki: What do you mean? Whatever for?
  • Saizo: I'm challenging you to a duel. Under real combat conditions, naturally.
  • Subaki: You mean, with real weapons?! Hmm... very well. I'll agree to those terms.
  • Saizo: Heh. I'll make you regret that.
  • Subaki: So you say. but I wonder if it isn't you who'll rue issuing the challenge.
  • Saizo: The results will speak for themselves. The duel will take place in a few days' time. Do we have an agreement?
  • Subaki: Agreed!

B Support Edit

  • Saizo: The time for our duel has come. I'll be using shurken as my weapon of choice.
  • Subaki: Such small weapons against my lance? Are you sure about this?
  • Saizo: It's fine with me. This is a real fight, so we ought to use the weapons we're most proficient with.
  • Subaki: If you say so. Well then, shall we begin?
  • Saizo: Yes. Ready... Now!
  • Subaki: Hah! It's just like you to launch an attack the instant the duel begins. You're not leaving me many chances to get a hit in between barrages... But the battle isn't won yet!
  • Saizo: Ngh... I barely dodged that one. You're proving my estimate of your strength was correct, if nothing else.
  • Subaki: "If nothing else," hm? You wound me. But you won't be jesting for much longer! Hraaaah!
  • Saizo: Gah...! Here's one from me!
  • Subaki: Urgh! You're good...
  • Saizo: You're not bad yourself. Hm...? When did this crowd gather to watch us?
  • Subaki: Good question! I hadn't noticed. I guess it speaks to how impressive the sparks flying between us are!
  • Saizo: There's no time to think about them. If we don't end this fast, someone will stop us before we determine a victor.
  • Subaki: True. We'd best resolve this duel before someone notices we're using real weapons.
  • Saizo: For expediency's sake, let's say that the next hit wins.
  • Subaki: Agreed. We're both losing steam, so let's make this our final clash!
  • Saizo: Here I come, Subaki!
  • Subaki: Do your worst!
  • Saizo: Gaaaaaaaaaaah!
  • Subaki: Haaaaaaaaaaah!

A Support Edit

  • Subaki: Hello there, Saizo! How are you feeling? Have you recovered from our duel yet?
  • Saizo: For the most part. It's too bad Avatar stopped us.
  • Subaki: I'm impressed how fast Lord/Lady Avatar noticed we were using real weapons.
  • Saizo: Yes. Though it did prevent us from declaring a decisive winner.
  • Subaki: I think in the end, it came down to a contest of wills. And on that front, we're pretty evenly matched, wouldn't you say?
  • Saizo: Yes... At least I got a look at your skills for myself.
  • Subaki: Indeed. An it's comforting, in a way, to know how strong you truly are.
  • Saizo: Keep using that strength of yours to protect Lady Sakura. And I will do the same for Lord Ryoma.
  • Subaki: Excellent. I look forward to fighting alongside you on the battlefield, Saizo.
  • Saizo: I'll see you there.

With Orochi Edit

C Support Edit

  • Saizo: Looks like you're girded for battle, Orochi. Who's your quarry?
  • Orochi: You.
  • Saizo: Oh? And what grave offense have I committed now?
  • Orochi: Just being yourself.
  • Saizo: So I've been offending you all my life?
  • Orochi: Pretty much. You've always had a bad attitude.
  • Saizo: ME? Looked in the mirror lately?
  • Orochi: You see? That's just what I mean. You're prickly, stuffy, arrogant...
  • Saizo: Please, continue. I don't have better things to do.
  • Orochi: How can you not care what people are saying about you? Women in particular!
  • Saizo: Oh, now you've got my ear.
  • Orochi: We're all on the same side, Saizo. Yet you seem to despise nearly everyone. I've hear the women of our group say how you and Kaze are like night and day!
  • Saizo: This is getting better by the second. Do women do nothing but gossip? Maybe I am like night. Or a dark cloud. Perhaps a bad dream. I don't care.
  • Orochi: How callous. Last chance, Saizo. Mend your ways, or I'll have to take matters into my own hands.
  • Saizo: Do what you will.
  • Orochi: Saizo. I'm not kidding! I've known you forever. And I know...things!

B Support Edit

  • Orochi: Well, well, well... If it's not my prickly, stuffy, arrogant friend!
  • Saizo: Back to attack me with your sloppy grasp on synonyms, I see.
  • Orochi: We're going to have it out. Right now. You're not getting away this time.
  • Saizo: Go ahead. I'm sure that your time is better spent here with me than practicing battle maneuvers.
  • Orochi: You really don't care that you speak viciously to everyone?
  • Saizo: I say what I say. Now, are we done?
  • Orochi: I-I'm afraid not. Remember how I said I'd take matters into my own hands if you didn't change? Well, it's time that Orochi grabs the bull by the horns.
  • Saizo: Er, what...?
  • Orochi: You came to Castle Shirasagi with your father when you were just a boy. It was for an audience with King Sumeragi. It was also when you and I first met.
  • Saizo: Y-yes. So what?
  • Orochi: I introduced myself as a fortune-teller. Told you that I could see YOUR future. I predicted ill tidings. That disaster would soon come knocking at your door. You nearly wet your breeches! Remember?! Who cares? What decent child wouldn't soil himself if a witchy brat taunted him?
  • Orochi: But what if I spread that story? As you said the last time we spoke, women DO love to gossip!
  • Saizo: Y-you wouldn't!
  • Orochi: I already have. And I've got more gossip to spread too. So, ready to talk about your bad attitude?
  • Saizo: I...I... Oh, never mind. I've got to undo all the damage you've caused, witch!
  • Orochi: Uh, Saizo? Come back! Heh. As I thought. The mighty Saizo has a weak spot. How adorable.

A Support Edit

  • Saizo: OROCHI!
  • Orochi: Eeep! Saizo-you nearly made me jump out of my skin! You look so angry. Oh, wait. Let me guess...
  • Saizo: You lied to me!
  • Orochi: Me, lie?
  • Saizo: You said that you told everyone aobut that embarrassing incident from my childhood. That I nearly soiled myself when you told me fortune way back when. I went around telling everyone my side of the story-that I was only a child then! Guess what they told me, Orochi?!
  • Orochi: That they'd never heard anything about it? Heh. Figured that would happen.
  • Saizo: Hrrgh... You deceived me-made ME tell everyone that awful story. I'll never forgive you.
  • Orochi: Hold on, Saizo. I never said I did that. You're nasty to everyone, but I'd never make someone feel bad about themselves. I was only thinking about doing it. You ran off in panic before I could explain.
  • Saizo: You're...you're being straight with me, aren't you? I thought I walked right into your trap. I should have known better. You're flippant, but you're not the type to sabotage me.
  • Orochi: Well, I wouldn't go THAT far. This viper knows when and how to strike. But I'd never lash out at my allies. You see what happens when you fly off the handle, Saizo? You make yourself so...unapproachable, marching around like you do. You WILL meet a bad end if you can't stop treating friends like they're enemies!
  • Saizo: Wait, Orochi. Is that another one of your fortunes? Will that really happen?
  • Orochi: No, just a warning, one friend to another.
  • Saizo: I'll ponder it, Orochi. I might be a bit too severe in my actions. Just...give me time.
  • Orochi: That's all I ask. Step back from the brink. I'd be heartbroken to see you fall.

S Support Edit

  • Orochi: Hello, Saizo.
  • Saizo: If it isn't the viper, Orochi. What's wrong? Lost your fangs?
  • Orochi: Not the nicest hello, but I should count my blessings. At least you noticed.
  • Saizo: Noticed? There IS something wrong?
  • Orochi: Very. I owe you an apology.
  • Saizo: Is this about that incident where you tricked me--- I mean, I tricked myself into telling the camp about being scared of your fortunes? You were trying to make me see the error of my ways. I've turned over a new leaf.
  • Orochi: Well, that's nice, but about that fortune I told you when you were young...
  • Saizo: What? Let's speak of it no more. It was all in my childhood.
  • Orochi: I've been thinking... back then, I said that disaster would knock at your door. I reaslize now that I told the wrong person. It wasn't you at all.
  • Saizo: What? Then who---?!
  • Orochi: I think you know. Your father. I don't know how I could have gotten that fortune so wrong! I'm... so sorry, Saizo.
  • Saizo: ... Well, don't be so hard on yourself. We were both children. I never told him about the fortune either. I was too frightened. Shouldn't a son be able to tell his father when he's scared? If only I had...
  • Orochi: We don't know if that would have saved him either, Saizo.
  • Saizo: One thing I know for sure--- you've always watched out for me. I value you, Orochi, far more than you realize.
  • Orochi: Well, I know now. That's all that matters.
  • Saizo: No, you're not hearing me. I mean, more than YOU realize. What I'm saying is...
  • Orochi: Hang on here. You're not saying...
  • Saizo: I will if you let me! I can't turn my back on my feelings any longer. A woman that cares so much... for a prickly, stuffy, arrogant fool. You're beyond value to me.
  • Orochi: Is that so? Well, it's about time that you noticed that I look out for you. And you're going to boil over someday if you're not careful...
  • Saizo: Which is why I'm glad you're always stirring that pot, you little troublemaker.
  • Orochi: I could see us being a pair. Maybe. Except for one thing. You see, I know something else about you... and my best friend.
  • Saizo: WHAT? Did you use your powers to---?
  • Orochi: Only my powers of friendship. Kagero and I are very close. Of course, she told me about it long ago. Getting together, breaking up, all the awkwardness. And that it's over.
  • Saizo: The past is truly behind us then.
  • Orochi: No need to look back. Only forward. So I guess I'm game to give us a go, Saizo!
  • Saizo: Y-you are? Then I'll do my best to make myself worthy of the honor, Orochi!

With Laslow Edit

C Support Edit

  • Saizo: I don't like you.
  • Laslow: I'm...sorry? Could you repeat that?
  • Saizo: I don't like you. Why did Prince Xander choose a fop like you as his retainer?
  • Laslow: Hmm... Probably because I'm amazing!
  • Saizo: Don't be flip with me! When it comes to retainers worthy of serving a future king...look no further than myself, the fifth to bear the Saizo name.
  • Laslow: The fifth, huh? Is that a thing with Prince Ryoma? He's big on lineage and all that?
  • Saizo: You dare to mock my liege?!
  • Laslow: That wasn't what I—
  • Saizo: I cannot fathom how the likes of you became Prince Xander's retainer. Where did you come from, anyway? How did you find your way into the royal family?
  • Laslow: That's...complicated.
  • Saizo: ... That's not an answer. Hyah!
  • (Weapon clash)
  • Laslow: Wha—! Are you mad?!
  • Saizo: A man's fighting technique always reveals where he hails from. I'll read your origins through battle!
  • Laslow: This seems dangerous!
  • Saizo: Heh...you dodged that one. But what about this?!
  • (Stab)
  • Laslow: Aaaaah!
  • Saizo: Don't run. Or do you want me to slit your throat?
  • Laslow: I get the feeling you're not kidding when you say that...
  • Saizo: I'm not pulling any punches. If you don't want to die, fight back.
  • Laslow: Ow! Don't grab me so hard! How am I supposed to fight you if you won't let go of me?! Listen, you asked for— Oh! Lord Ryoma!
  • Saizo: What?! Where?!
  • Laslow: Hah! Sucker!
  • Saizo: Ugh...you coward!
  • Laslow: You attack me out of nowhere, and I'M the coward? We're allies! This is insane! Why don't we just call it there? See you around!
  • (Laslow leaves)
  • Saizo: ...That coward. He's got some nerve, pulling such a cheap trick. I refuse to accept that a dog like him holds a position equal to mine...

B Support Edit

  • Saizo: Laslow.
  • Laslow: Aaaaah!
  • Saizo: What a pathetic yelp. Only a weak man fears his own allies.
  • Laslow: What ally?! You attacked me! So what is it this time? Are you here to apologize...?
  • Saizo: No. Fight me.
  • Laslow: So you did come to kill me!
  • Saizo: I don't want to kill you. It just galls me to know you're a retainer to a future king. As the fifth in a line of Saizos, I find this unacceptable... A coward who refuses to account for himself cannot really be on my level.
  • Laslow: You're so full of yourself...!
  • Saizo: If you have a problem with that, fight me. Show me what you can do.
  • Laslow: OK, I get what you're up to, but I don't think it's a good idea for allies to fight. Why don't we settle this peacefully?
  • Saizo: What did you have in mind?
  • Laslow: Oh, I dunno...we could have a charm-off. Whoever gets the most compliments wins. That sort of thing.
  • Saizo: You're joking, surely. How is this meant to settle anything?
  • Laslow: Come on, think about it. A king's retainer should make a good impression on whoever he meets! If people have a problem with the retainer, it'll reflect badly on the king too.
  • Saizo: ...I'm not entirely convinced, but you may have a point.
  • Laslow: So there you go! I'll prove my worth to you with a charm offensive! ... Should be pretty easy against a surly, badly dressed ninja...
  • Saizo: What did you say?
  • Laslow: Haha, what? Nothing! Come on, let's get to it!
  • (Scene transition)
  • Saizo: Seventy-two, seventy-three...
  • Laslow: ...
  • Saizo: And the young couple at the end made it seventy-five. Seventy-five to what again?
  • Laslow: Sixteen! I only got sixteen! You don't have to rub it in! How did I lose?! On what world does this make sense?! I'm me, and you're some masked assassin! This is crazy! Why did people respond so well to you? It certainly wasn't your looks or attitude!
  • Saizo: It's a ninja secret.
  • Laslow: What? That's— No! Come on! Wait a second. I've lost contests like this before to a masked man and a scary guy... So I never had a chance against a scary guy in a mask!
  • Saizo: What are you mumbling about?
  • Laslow: *sob*
  • Saizo: Ugh. Don't cry. It's shameful.
  • Laslow: *sob* Well, I'm just a shameful guy...
  • Saizo: ... Forget it. We won't count this one. Being a king's retainer isn't a popularity contest anyway. We'll "scratch it," as they say in Nohr.
  • Laslow: R-really?
  • Saizo: We'll compete at something else. But you have to stop crying.
  • Laslow: OK...it's a deal. You know, you're nicer than you look sometimes.

A Support Edit

  • Saizo: ...
  • Laslow: Haven't seen you in a while, Saizo. When are we having our rematch? This time, I'll show you what I can really do! You'll HAVE to accept I'm a retainer!
  • Saizo: ... I accept that you're a retainer.
  • Laslow: Huh?
  • Saizo: I've already seen what you're capable of. So I yield. You should be thankful.
  • Laslow: Thankful? But we never had our rematch! Oh! Maybe you saw how chivalrous I was to that woman in the teahouse?
  • Saizo: I don't go to teahouses. I was talking about what happened in the last skirmish.
  • Laslow: Refresh my memory?
  • Saizo: You saved Lord Ryoma's life. During the ambush from invisible foes, most of us were caught flat footed. Then you appeared from nowhere to cut down an enemy attacking Lord Ryoma.
  • Laslow: Ah, right! I remember that now. I'm just glad Prince Ryoma wasn't hurt.
  • Saizo: As Lord Ryoma's foremost retainer, I owe for that.
  • Laslow: Well, you're welcome. I'm used to fighting phantom enemies. It's honestly a bit old hat for me by now.
  • Saizo: Indeed?
  • Laslow: Yeah, you could say that. Some of the things that happened where I'm from... It's a long, long story.
  • Saizo: Ah. And your swordsmanship comes from your homeland as well, I take it? I've seen many techniques from all over Nohr and Hoshido, but none like yours. It's like you're toying with your enemy... I hate to admit it. but it's a sight to see. It must have been your skill that Prince Xander recognized in you.
  • Laslow: I-I'm not sure I can handle so much praise coming from you...
  • Saizo: Your performance during the skirmish proved your worth in my mind. I acknowledge you as my equal in being retainer to a future king.
  • Laslow: Haha! You're no less full of yourself than before, huh?
  • Saizo: No. And no less suspicious of your origins, either. We should have another competition. You're a worthy rival... I won't give up until I've delved into all the secrets of your past.
  • Laslow: Eh, why not? I'll take the challenge. Shall we go into town and see who can impress the locals more again?
  • Saizo: Heh. You read my mind.

With Beruka Edit

C Support Edit

  • Saizo: ...
  • Beruka: ...
  • Saizo: ...
  • Beruka: ...

B Support Edit

  • Saizo: When you were still taking contracts, did you do most of your jobs alone?
  • Beruka: Of course. I didn't need help. But after Lady Camilla took me in and enlisted me in the army... As head of a special strike force, I worked with partners more often. Yourself?
  • Saizo: I do most of my work alone, in secret.
  • Beruka: *nod* Covert operations are a challenge.
  • Saizo: Indeed. There was one a few years ago that was especially so. My mission was to infiltrate Nohr and eliminate a duke.
  • Beruka: ...Go on.
  • Saizo: The target was a nobleman in a town in Nohr's eastern holdings. Everything that could go wrong with the job did. Even after the target was down, I had nothing but problems. One of the family saw me and screamed curses at me during my entire escape. Then, once I was out of the village...
  • Beruka: ...
  • Saizo: Am I boring you?
  • Beruka: You're talking about Duke Pohl.
  • Saizo: How do you know?!
  • Beruka: So you killed him...
  • Saizo: What do you mean? Did you know him?
  • Beruka: No. But it doesn't matter now. It's too late. Forget it...

(Beruka leaves)

  • Saizo: Beruka! Wait! What was that about...?

A Support Edit

  • Saizo: Beruka, about the other day...
  • Beruka: I told you to forget it.
  • Saizo: I'm sorry, but I can't. I looked deeper into the incident.
  • Beruka: You...
  • Saizo: Pohl's family hired you. Your contract was Lord Suruga, who gave me the original assignment of Duke Pohl.
  • Beruka: ...
  • Saizo: Lord Suruga's family, in turn, hired me for another job. I killed every member of Pohl's family...
  • Beruka: Please...stop...
  • Saizo: Why cover your ears? So you don't have to hear that your assignment was pointless? So you can avoid facing up to it?
  • Beruka: You're no better.
  • Saizo: No. I'm not. That's what's unbearable. This chain of vengeance has no ending. It's a vicious cycle. It's a perfect hell...
  • Beruka: So you get it.
  • Saizo: But our reason for fighting this war is to break that chain, isn't it? We need to put a stop to this foolish practice of washing blood clean with blood.
  • Beruka: That's what I'm fighting for, yes.
  • Saizo: Let's snap the chain of suffering together for a more peaceful world. Can I count on your support for that?
  • Beruka: I'll try.

S Support Edit

  • Saizo: Beruka. Can we talk?
  • Beruka: What is it?
  • Saizo: We swore to fight together to bring peace to this world... But I want you to promise me one other thing.
  • Beruka: Another vow? The first one was already a tall order.
  • Saizo: I realize that. You and I have lived lives soaked in blood. Even if we can bring about peace... our lives in this new world will never be like those of our allies.
  • Beruka: I know.
  • Saizo: Which is why I want to find somewhere just for the two of us...to make our own peace.
  • Beruka: Our own peace? What do you mean?
  • Saizo: Let's settle down together, Beruka. Just you and me. Someplace where we can finally be at rest.
  • Beruka: S-Saizo...
  • Saizo: Though the world may turn its back on us as killers... I will never abandon you. I promise to stay with you forever.
  • Beruka: ... I didn't know I could have feelings like this. But I want it... I want to know this peace you're talking about.
  • Saizo: As long as we're with each other, I think it's within reach.
  • Beruka: Then I'll stand by your side.
  • Saizo: Good. No matter who rejects us, we will always have each other.
  • Beruka: Always.

With Charlotte Edit

C Support Edit

  • Saizo: Well, well. Look who we have here. The Nohrian woman...
  • Charlotte: Oh, my! And who might you be? I would love to chat...so long as it doesn't cause trouble for you with your countrymen. Waiiiit...it's just you. Dammit, I should've looked before I got the act going.
  • Saizo: Are these our true colors? Your pretty face belies you your foul mouth.
  • Charlotte: What's it to you? You know what, forget it. I'm done talking.
  • Saizo: Why is that?
  • Charlotte: You're just some thug for the Hoshidan royals. Look at your face. Look at your CLOTHES! They don't pay you much, do they? My times is wasted on a shabby commoner like you.
  • Saizo: Hah.
  • Charlotte: What's so funny?
  • Saizo: I serve as personal guard to Lord Ryoma, heir to the Hoshidan throne. It is a mistake to think of me as one of the rank and file.
  • Charlotte: Ooh, aren't we special?
  • Saizo: I'm just saying that looks aren't everything.
  • Charlotte: Hmm...I thank you for this pearl of wisdom you've so graciously dispensed! Now that I've had a close look, your regal bearing is readily apparent. Perhaps you save these glimpses of your true nature for those...special to you...?
  • Saizo: It's a little late for that.
  • Charlotte: Can't blame a girl for trying.
  • Saizo: Heh...you amuse me. They say that everyone has multiple facets, but few are so blatant as yours.
  • Charlotte: Say that again! I dare you! If you're so high class, you should be embarrassed that I couldn't even tell!
  • Saizo: Hahaha...I'm doubly amused that you think I should care.
  • Charlotte: Ughhhh! I've had enough of you, one-eye!

B Support Edit

  • Charlotte: Heheheheh... The quickest way to a man's heart is through the stomach! *sip* Could be spicier. I need just the right jolt to knock him off his feet!
  • Saizo: Hmm. Better than I expected, but it could use more salt.
  • Charlotte: Holy cats! You scared me! Don't go around tasting people's food! Where did you even come from?!
  • Saizo: I don't see why you're so shocked. I'm a ninja. Appearing from nowhere is what I do.
  • Charlotte: Show-off...
  • Saizo: *slurp* This soup's quite good. Shame about the cook, though.
  • Charlotte: Why, thank you! it means so much to me that you enjoyed it!...In a pig's eye! That soup wasn't made for you hands off!
  • Saizo: It was made using army resources. Why shouldn't I, a soldier, have some? You weren't diverting provisions for personal use, were you?
  • Charlotte: Ahaha! Wh-what a funny notion! I would never, of course!
  • Saizo: If you say so. But getting back to what I was saying...You've go sharp tongue but a discerning palate. It's an interesting contrast.
  • Charlotte: Haha...ha... So what if I do?! Shut up!
  • Saizo: Isn't it good to act naturally for a change?
  • Charlotte: Huh?
  • Saizo: It sickens me to see you put on that sweet, innocent charade to hide your true nature. You can drop it around me. See you later.
  • Charlotte: Ughhhh, that man gets on my nerves! Who the hell does that busted-up sneak think he is?!

A Support Edit

  • Charlotte: There we go! The cooking's done, and this is the last of the laundry! What's next on the agenda...
  • Saizo: Interesting choice of phrase. Would this be your regular agenda or the hidden one?
  • Charlotte: You again?! I'm starting to think you keep popping up just to harass me.
  • Saizo: You flatter yourself. I was just passing by.
  • Charlotte: Argh! You drive me nuts! Where are the true gentleman out there who'd recognize my ladylike splendor? When will the handsome prince, destined to love me at first sight, arrive? Why is it always YOU I run into?!
  • Saizo: I apologize for constantly being myself.
  • Charlotte: Damn it...I'm not conspicuously cooking and cleaning for THIS dirty sneak! It's a tragedy that I go so unrecognized for all I do around here!
  • Saizo: Isn't it, though? Still, even if nobody else is aware of your contributions to this army...I notice.
  • Charlotte: You...do?
  • Saizo: Of course, your rotten core hasn't escaped my notice either.
  • Charlotte: Aaaaand the moment is ruined. You just don't know when to shut up!
  • Saizo: Hah. Whoops.
  • Charlotte: Yeah, laugh it up! I'm really getting the sense you just came to make fun of me!
  • Saizo: What would you rather I say?
  • Charlotte: Try not saying anything! Try leaving me alone!
  • Saizo: All right. See you around, two-face.
  • Charlotte: I've had it up to here with him! Then again...he did notice. M-maybe he's not as shabby as he looks...

S Support Edit

  • Saizo: Charlotte.
  • Charlotte: Gah! You AGAIN? What do you want now?
  • Saizo: I want you to go out with me.
  • Charlotte: Go out with you? To battle? Go out shopping? What are you talking about?
  • Saizo: None of those. I want us to be...you know...an item.
  • Charlotte: Wh...What?! Have you lost your mind?! Why would I settle for YOU?
  • Saizo: Why not? I'm the one who sees you slaving away to keep our forces fed and clothed. What other man knows you have any redeeming features? It seems natural to me that I would be the one for you.
  • Charlotte: N-now wait a minute here! Don't I get a say in this?
  • Saizo: Of course. But what's the problem? It certainly shouldn't be my status. Do you have other suitors I'm not aware of among the high prince's retainers?
  • Charlotte: Even if I don't, you've still got a lot of nerve, talking to me like that! This condescension is a funny way of showing a woman you love her!
  • Saizo: I didn't mean to condescend. I thought you were interesting. You're skilled as so many things, despite your rotten core.
  • Charlotte: W-was that a compliment? I can't ever tell with you!
  • Saizo: Take it however you want. But I'm the only man who understands you this thoroughly. You could do worse than to "settle" for me.
  • Charlotte: There you go again... That's exactly what I mean!
  • Saizo: You hate me, then?
  • Charlotte: Well...no, not really. I did get a thrill when you saw how much effort I put in...And I always thought it would be nice to have a foreign groom.
  • Saizo: Then it's settled.
  • Charlotte: Urrrgh...but then you go and say something smug again! I don't know if I want to stay with you forever or never see you again!
  • Saizo: That doesn't matter.
  • Charlotte: What?! Why doesn't it matter?
  • Saizo: Either reaction is honest. That's what I'm offering you. If you married a man while putting on that act, he would never know the real you. You would never know what he might think of you as you really are. But you know what I think, because I tell you. Wouldn't an honest life be better?
  • Charlotte: Y-yeah...I guess so...
  • Saizo: There's only one other thing. I want to hear you call me by my name.
  • Charlotte: Whaaat?!
  • Saizo: Up to now, it's always been "one-eye" and "dirty sneak" and so on. That's no way to start a relationship.
  • Charlotte: What, it bothers you that much? Heehee...
  • Saizo: Come on, just say it.
  • Charlotte: You're cute when you blush. Sure, I'll call you by your name. Why not?
  • Saizo: I'm still waitng...
  • Charlotte: Saizo...do you promise you'll love me? Will our days together be blissful?
  • Saizo: Of course. Again, though: drop the act.
  • Charlotte: You...you pig! You can't leave well enough alone, huh?! You're a snake! A one-eyed jerk! Dirty sneeeeeeak!

With Asugi (Son) Edit

 C Support Edit

  • Asugi: All right, I think this batch is about ready to pour into the molds. Heh. This might be the best candy I've ever made. Wait until the villagers have some...
  • Saizo: Hmph.
  • Asugi: Hm? Oh, it's you.
  • Saizo: I thought you might be the perpetrator of that sickly sweet smell.
  • Asugi: Dad! Why are you always so down on my hobbies?
  • Saizo: It's beyond me how you can stomach so much candy. What it must do to your stomach...your teeth....your brain...
  • Asugi: Hey, you told me when you asked me to come with you that I could live as I please. So that's exactly what I'm doing.
  • Saizo: But why make these giant batches of candy when you're the only one eating it?
  • Asugi: Oh, I'm hardly the only one. The kids in the village love my candy...and the girls, too.
  • Saizo: What?! I don't believe what I'm hearing... This whole candy-making hobby is just a pretext to pick up women?
  • Asugi: Huh...? What the hell, Dad?!
  • Saizo: You spineless worm! I didn't come here to upbraid you about your hobby... But may the gods help you if you do anything to tarnish this army's dignity!
  • Asugi: If that's how it's gonna be...maybe the problem's not with me, but with your weird ideas about dignity.
  • Saizo: ...What did you just say?
  • Asugi: Forget it.
  • Saizo: I'm leaving before you embarrass yourself further.
  • Asugi: Fine with me. This candy's not gonna make itself. Ugh...

B Support Edit

  • Saizo: Asugi...I owe you an apology.
  • Asugi: You? Apologizing? This feels...weird...
  • Saizo: When you said you intended to share your candy with the women of the village...I instantly assumed it was a ploy to win their hearts. That was wrong of me.
  • Asugi: Oh, did someone clue you in?
  • Saizo: Yes. I'm told this is, in fact, a ploy for gathering intelligence.
  • Asugi: Heheh. They don't call it "sweet talking" for nothing. You'd be surprised what you learn.
  • Saizo: But why didn't you say anything? This could have all been cleared up with a few words from you.
  • Asugi: Because if EVERYONE knows, then the technique becomes useless. Besides, you weren't too far off the mark. I'm not just here to win. I'm also here to make friends. Getting to know the people I'm supposed to protect helps keep my mind on the goal.
  • Saizo: I see...it's certainly different from my approach. Your way would never have occurred to me.
  • Asugi: What, is that "beyond you" too?
  • Saizo: No, I meant only to say...you have different skills, but you find a way to put them to use as a ninja. There is nothing in that for me to criticize. We have our differences, it's true. For a father and son, we have little in common. But I'm starting to think there may be nothing wrong with that.
  • Asugi: Dad...
  • Saizo: You're sure of yourself, which is what counts. Far be it from me to upend that. You should go your own way in life.
  • Asugi: This is your weird way of giving your approval, right?
  • Saizo: I wouldn't go that far. Let's not say I approve, but rather that I...condone. And that I'll listen when you try to tell me something.
  • Asugi: Heh. That's a good start. Thanks, Dad.
  • Saizo: Hmph...

A Support Edit

  • Asugi: Dad, you're doing the creepy stare thing. Cut it out.
  • Saizo: I was thinking about that name of yours...
  • Asugi: Which one? Asugi, or Saizo?
  • Saizo: I meant Asugi. When did you start calling yourself that?
  • Asugi: I forget exactly, but it was sometime during my stay in the Deeprealms. After I found out what my name meant and the training it would impose on me...I just wanted to be rid of the whole thing.
  • Saizo: ...I see.
  • Asugi: "Asugi" is a word in one of the languages they speak out there. It means "gray." Perfect for a wishy-washy kid like me, huh? I picked it half as a joke, but I'm attached to it now.
  • Saizo: Even so, it makes me uneasy. It's too different from your birth name.
  • Asugi: But you're using it anyway. You're telling me it's OK to walk my own path. I really like that. Feels like, for the first time, you're approving of a decision I made. It's almost as satisfying as the time I had my first lollipop...
  • Saizo: ...I'll take that in the spirit it was meant.
  • Asugi: Anyway, I've been thinking, and I'm going to be the sixth Saizo after all.
  • Saizo: What?! What's gotten into you? I thought you hated the pressures associated with that name?
  • Asugi: Yeah, well...I changed my mind. Sure, I'm not like you. But you were willing to meet me halfway. I'm Asugi to you now, not just another in the line of Saizos. So I thought I'd be a jerk not to do the same for you. Besides, I can't let the Saizo name die with you after this long.
  • Saizo: You needn't worry about that. Five generations is plenty.
  • Asugi: Haha, I never thought I'd hear that from you of all people. I thought you were way too stubborn to stick up for your son that much.
  • Saizo: Say what you will.
  • Asugi: It's OK, Dad. When I take up the Saizo name, it won't be out of obligation. I'll do it because I want to. If I understand right, it's a Hoshidan word that means "color bringer." And I like the idea that a wishy-washy, gray guy like me could be that someday. Gotta set my sights high, right?
  • Saizo: That's a rather poetic interpretation. You may be reading too much into it. My missions are rather dark and dreary.
  • Asugi: What's wrong with showing some imagination? Is that off limits, too?
  • Saizo: This idle talk serves us nothing. But I'll keep your ambitions in mind. You've made a wise decision today, Asugi.
  • Asugi: ...Sure.
  • Saizo: A color bringer, hmm? I wouldn't have characterized my father that way either. But this world is ever changing, and our line must change with it. Perhaps the war will be over by the time you become the sixth Saizo. Then your missions might have a wider palette than the blacks and reds of mine.
  • Asugi: That'd be nice. Though as the next Saizo, I'm prepared for whatever I'm called on to do. I need to honor the name, you know? Make my predecessors proud. If there comes a time when you decide I'm worthy of the Saizo name...then go ahead and call me that. Just like you're calling me Asugi now.
  • Saizo: As you wish. It is my hope that the day comes before I grow too old. That said, I don't intend to relinquish the name to you anytime soon. You threw the name away once. It won't be as easy as that to reclaim.
  • Asugi: Heh! If it was easy, it wouldn't be worth doing, now would it?
  • Saizo: ...Heh.

With Kana (Male) (Son) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Kana: Hey, Papa? There's something I wanted to ask you about, if that's OK...
  • Saizo: Hm? What is it?
  • Kana: Well, see, it's Mama. She's always treating me like a child.
  • Saizo: Of course she is. You are her son. It is only natural.
  • 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 more. But whenever I try, she just tells me to go play with my friends instead.
  • Saizo: I see. You want some responsibilities.
  • Kana: Right! I want to be someone she can rely on. Do you have any ideas for things I could do for her?
  • Saizo: Hm... Well, she does seem quite pleased with the magical whistle I gave her. When it is blown, it emits a sound that only I can hear. It was developed as a bodyguarding tool for the royal family, but never used. I thought it fitting to give to her when we were wed.
  • Kana: And... that whistle makes her happy?
  • Saizo: Yes. When she blows on it, I appear by her side immediately. She has said it was been very useful when she required assistance on the battlefield. ... Or when she had something heavy to be carried. ... Or when she wanted sugar for her tea. The point is she enjoys the gift.
  • Kana: Oh...
  • Saizo: Is something wrong?
  • Kana: I guess I was just looking for things that I could also do to make her happy...
  • Saizo: I see. Hm.
  • Kana: I know! Let's have a contest, Papa!
  • Saizo: 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 gets thanked the most wins!
  • Saizo: A competition between father and son, eh? Very well. I accept your challenge.
  • Kana: Really? Yay!
  • Saizo: But let me warn you. I AM Avatar's husband. I know her better than anyone. And I do not intend to lose.
  • Kana: That's fine with me, Papa. I'm gonna beat you fair and square!
  • Saizo: Hmph. Then let the games begin.

B Support Edit

  • Kana: Hey, Papa! I've been making a ton of progress on our contest! How about you?
  • Saizo: I have not yet preformed any special tasks, but I believe I am doing well. Let me see. I have a tally here...
  • Kana: WOW! That's a lot! You got all of these already?
  • Saizo: Yes. It was more than I expected as well. But I suppose it is not so surprising, as I only rarely leave your mother's side.
  • Kana: Well, I'm still not gonna lose! Here, see! I recorded all mine, too. And the total is... um...
  • Saizo: Wh-what?! You have just as many as I do!
  • Kana: I do? I do! Haha! Kana's gonna beat you big-time! After all, I don't have to work, so I can spend all day doing things for Mama!
  • Saizo: Hmph... Impudent little brat. And what exactly is it that you've been spending all day doing?
  • 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 vegetables for the cooks and hand out the food. 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 time!
  • Saizo: That's a lot of work. And you've been doing this every day? you've really grown up, haven't you?
  • Kana: Huh?
  • Saizo: Just a thought... Perhaps I've been treating you like too much of a child as well. It wasn't that long ago that you were just a little crying pink lump. And now, suddenly, you're making real, important contributions to the army.
  • Kana: Heehee. Yeah, I've been working real hard. Soon there'll be nothing I can't do!
  • Saizo: I believe it. And I bet Avatar is very grateful for all the good work you've been doing.
  • Kana: "Good work"... Hm. I just realized... Mama hasn't really been saying "thank you" to me very much. She just tells me "good work" and smiles. It's kind of a sad smile, come to think of it...
  • Saizo: I wouldn't overthink it. I'm sure she very much appreciates your work.
  • Kana: OK, Papa. If you say so... But don't think this means I'm going to let you win!
  • Saizo: Heh. And I still do not intend to let you win either!

A Support Edit

  • Kana: *grumble*
  • Saizo: Kana. What is it?
  • Kana: Hi, Papa...
  • Saizo: Why are you sulking? I would have expected you to be exulting over your little victory the other day. Have you tired of besting your old man already?
  • Kana: Oh, no, Papa. I'm still happy about that, I guess. It's just that I was trying to do things for Mama earlier, but 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 help out with stuff too? Am I messing up? Is she just pretending I'm doing a good job?
  • Saizo: Oh, is that it? Relax, I'm sure it isn't anything you've done.
  • Kana: then why doesn't she want me to help with anything?
  • Saizo: I think Avatar knows full well you're capable of taking responsibilities. But it makes her worry. And it makes her feel lonely.
  • Kana: Huh? Why?
  • Saizo: She doesn't want you to miss out on your childhood. And she doesn't want to lose her little boy. She's happy to see you growing up, but she's worried you won't need her anymore.
  • Kana: But... I'm just trying to pull my own weight. I don't get why that would be a bad thing.
  • Saizo: And I'm not sure I can quite tell you why. But I do have a suggestion for you. Keep helping you mother like you have been, but don't work yourself quite as hard. Take breaks to see your friends and play games. And it wouldn't hurt to try and spend some quality time with her now and then. Think you can handle that?
  • Kana: But...
  • Saizo: Hm? Is the idea of spending time with your mother so terrible?
  • Kana: No, that's not it! It's just... I feel like that stuff is for babies.
  • Saizo: No, Kana. It's not for babies. It's for children. And your mother wants you to be a child for just a little while longer. We both do.
  • Kana: Papa...
  • Saizo: We know that you're growing up and that you want to be relied upon. You're growing to be a great man some day. We all know it. But for now... relax. Enjoy yourself. At least a little bit.
  • Kana: OK... Thanks, Papa! I'll think real hard about everything you've said.
  • Saizo: Good. You know... I think it would be good if you spent some quality time with your mother tonight. Have a nice night in, just the two of you.
  • Kana: W-wait! Aren't you gonna stay with us?
  • Saizo: What? No, I've got to wor-
  • Kana: But, Papa! Don't you need to take a break sometimes too? I thought you wanted me and Mama to be happy!
  • Saizo: ... F-fine. Go tell your mother.
  • Kana: Yaaay!
  • Saizo: A night in with the family, eh? I must be getting old. But... it's not the worst feeling in the world.

With Shigure (Son) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Saizo: Shigure... Painting again, I see.
  • Shigure: Oh, hello, Father... I'm sorry. I know that I shouldn't be creating art with us being at war and all.
  • Saizo: You must show restraint, Son. In times of war, we must set aside our passions to be selfless, understand? This isn't a reflection on your art. Anyone can see that you're quite talented.
  • Shigure: Th-that means a lot. Thank you. I can't help feeling a bit embarrassed.
  • Saizo: Hmm... If only there was a way to make your art benefit everyone.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Saizo: Wait... That's it! I have and idea. You will hold a solo exhibition.
  • Shigure: An exhibition? I could never do such a thing! Our troops are on the march. The setup alone would be too much trouble!
  • Saizo: No, Son, it doesn't need to be a pretentious affair. Quite the opposite. We'll reserve a tent and announce it to the troops and nearby villagers.
  • Shigure: B-but it feels wrong to reserve a whole tent just for myself.
  • Saizo: This isn't for personal use. Artwork can bring peace and joy to the weary hearts of everyone in town. Your paintings can make a serious difference in our community.
  • Shigure: I don't know, Father...
  • Saizo: By doing this, you can share your talent and make everyone in town happy. For one night, they won't have to think about the war. I won't force you hand, of course. What do you think?
  • Shigure: O-OK, Father... I suppose it's worth a try. But I'd be lying to say that it didn't make me a bit anxious.
  • Saizo: Don't be. I have a good feeling about this. I'll start out preparations straightaway. See you soon, Shigure.

(Saizo leaves)

  • Shigure: Yes... Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Greetings, Father.
  • Saizo: Oh, Shigure. Did you need something?
  • Shigure: Uhh, not exactly. It's just that you've done so much to make this exhibition a reality... I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate those efforts.
  • Saizo: Now, Son, don't give me too much credit. I simply asked around for help. The townsfolk were eager to cooperate. Hold your head high. Everyone is very excited to see your paintings.
  • Shigure: O-oh, really?
  • Saizo: Of course they are. Shigure, are you nervous?
  • Shigure: Yes, of course. The truth is, I'm not pleased with my newest painting. It's not quite coming together.
  • Saizo: You mean the one you're making for the exhibition? While I can't wait to see the piece, time is running short. Do you really need to finish this final work for the show?
  • Shigure: Yes, it's very important that I complete it. Everyone has worked so hard to help, and I want to show them my appreciation. It's the centerpiece of the collection.
  • Saizo: I understand. But please, don't push yourself too hard. It will all be for nothing if you take ill.
  • Shigure: Of course, Father. I should get back to the easel. So long.
  • Saizo: Very well.

(Shigure leaves)

  • Saizo: All this effort... I wonder what the boy is painting?

A Support Edit

  • Saizo: The exhibition has finally begun. I should take a look inside the tent... Hmm... This is quite the turnout. From the murmurs I've overheard, everyone seems to be enjoying the artwork. I must say, the exhibit looks excellent. This is quite a success. But where is Shigure? I've wandered through the tent and the grounds, yet he's nowhere to be found.
  • Shigure: *pant* ... *pant* ...
  • Saizo: Where have you been? Considering the heavy breathing, it's obvious that you just arrived. how could you be late to your own show?
  • Shigure: Sorry about that, Father. But I had to stay up all night to finish the final painting.
  • Saizo: Final painting?
  • Shigure: Y-yes...
  • Saizo: Why did you push yourself so hard? You already have many pieces on display. Did you really need to add one more?
  • Shigure: I-I know, but... It was important that this piece be displayed for the show. No matter how long it took. I made it to show my gratitude to you, Father.
  • Saizo: For me...? I-it's me... And your mother?!
  • Shigure: That's right. It's the centerpiece of the exhibition.
  • Saizo: So this is what you've been working on...
  • Shigure: Yes, Father. I love and respect you and Mother more than anyone in the world. The two of you brought me into this world and inspired me to paint... I wanted to pour all those feelings into this piece. I'm very grateful to you.
  • Saizo: I don't know what to say... The words are escaping me. But I really appreciate you, Shigure.
  • Shigure: F-Father, you're hugging me so tightly that it hurts... Hahaha.
  • Saizo: I can't helpt it... I'm proud to have such a wonderful son!
  • Shigure: I'm lucky to have an amazing father!
  • Saizo: Thank you, Shigure... We had better get going. This painting has to go on display!
  • Shigure: O-oh, OK... I'm a little embarrassed to show it off.
  • Saizo: Heh, I understand. But this is obviously the finest painting in the exhibit. Everyone needs to see it!
  • Shigure: S-sure... You're right, Father!

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