Saul: I trust that you have thought about our dinner meeting this time.
Cecilia: Ah, yes. Very well, I shall invite you to my manor when the war ends.
Saul: I shall be looking forward to that! It is not every day that one is invited to a high-class Etrurian noble's mansion.
Cecilia: But you might want to bear in mind that my father can be a little...difficult.
Saul: Difficult? What do you mean?
Cecilia: Well, ordinarily my father is a very kind and caring man. However, once when I was still a child, I invited a male friend of mine to our house. When my father saw that, he just drew his sword on my friend.
Saul: Um... Is that really a matter of being difficult?
Cecilia: My father lost his temper, so we tried to calm him down. However, it was not easy. The tea spilled everywhere, the table was sliced in two, and what was supposed to be a dinner party became more like an arena. My friend somehow escaped with his life. That will always be a day to remember.
Cecilia: But my father is still on the good end. You see, my grandfather can be even more difficult than my father sometimes...
Saul: Oh, I just remembered! I had some work left at the church that I must attend to. I'm terribly sorry, but since it seems that arranging a dinner meeting would be difficult, I shall be off now... Good day, General Cecilia!
Saul: It is truly a miracle that we can meet again like this. God must have guided me toward you.
Igrene: Yes, that's nice. Well, then, I must be going...
Saul: Oh, please wait! It is a wonderful thing to believe, Igrene!
Igrene: Yes, I know. I used to believe in God as well. Although it is a different God from yours, I think I was fairly serious about it.
Saul: Really? Why did you stop believing?
Igrene: Several years ago...I stopped praying. It was after I lost a loved one in battle.
Saul: ...I see.
Igrene: Those who pray to God expect something in return. But they will never receive anything, and that causes them to hate God. I think that it would be a lot less trouble to think that no such being exists in the first place.
Saul: ...... Yes, you are right.
Igrene: ...Is it all right for a priest like you to be saying that?
Saul: It is all right, I am an open-minded person. However, Saint Elimine did say this: 'God does not help us because He believes in us.'
Saul: Oh, Igrene! What is the matter? Ah, so you finally decided to give in to the urge to come see me...
Igrene: It is about what you said the other day... You said that God does not help us because He believes in us.
Saul: This is what Saint Elimine said... God, who created this world, is all-powerful. He can change people and the world. He can alter us humans so that we would not be fighting like this. However, is that really the right way?
Saul: Humans that act according to God's will alone would only be mindless puppets. God believes that we humans can change, that we can learn from our mistakes. God knows that we can overcome our hardships to achieve peace and harmony.
Igrene: ...... I don't believe in God, but I respect people who think as you do. Thank you for your time, Father Saul. I must be off now...
Saul: Please, it is my pleasure to be able to help you. Now, we can go on to discuss our dinner meeting... ...Igrene? Where are you going?
Saul: Ah, yes, as I notified you in my letter, Master Roy is in possession of the Fire Emblem now.
Jodel: Has anything else happened worth noting?
Saul: No, not really.
Jodel: I see... I am sorry I put you through this, Saul.
Saul: No, please don't be. I did it all for our loving Saint Elimine.
Jodel: Yes, of course, that is very noble of you. ...Oh, Saul. We have been getting complaints from Master Merlinus that you are following Princess Guinevere everywhere she goes...
Saul: Well, Bishop Jodel, that is my mission.
Jodel: Saul, your mission was to keep an eye on the Fire Emblem. And you mentioned that it is now in the hands of Master Roy, not Princess Guinevere.
Saul: ...Well, yes, you are right. But Bishop Jodel, please consider this. I do not think that I should be following Master Roy everywhere just because he has the Emblem... That would surely go against my ethics.
Jodel: Saul, perhaps it is time to relieve you from your mission.
Saul: What do you mean, Bishop Jodel?
Jodel: I believe I know Master Roy well enough to trust him. The Fire Emblem will be safe in his hands. What we were fearing surely will not happen now. Do you not agree?
Saul: Perhaps you are right. ...However, I wish to continue my mission a little longer.
Jodel: I see...
Saul: Of course, I understand what you are saying, Bishop Jodel. Master Roy is certainly a noble person. Still... I think that this world is a bit too ugly yet for Master Roy to handle. I think that I know that more than the other priests...
Saul: Well, I am still a youngster. You may forget what I said, Bishop Jodel.
Jodel: I see... All right, then. ...Oh, Saul. I recently found this...
Saul: Oh? This is...
Jodel: 'All wounds treated freely! Special discounts for new members now. Sign up today!' This...treating God like some sort of vulnerary... I certainly do not want to think that someone serving God would write something like this...
Jodel: ...Saul, would you like to listen to my lecturing for a little while?
Saul: Oh, Bishop Jodel, I am certainly not worthy of having the privilege of listening to your...
Elen: Are you Father Saul? I am Elen, a Sister of the Elimine Church in Bern. I am pleased to make your acquaintance.
Saul: Dear God...
Elen: Uh...Father Saul?
Saul: I must be blessed to be able to meet such a beautiful lady. And you are a follower of the Elimine Church as well! This must surely be fate. Please, let us meet this evening and we shall discuss the love of God in great depth.
Elen: Yes, I would love to. Shall we set up a time now? Any time would work for me...
Saul: ...... Are you serious?
Elen: You are going to talk about God's love, are you not? Why would I even think of refusing?
Saul: But... If you accept so easily, there's no...satisfaction.
Saul: Oh! Please, never mind. But Elen, are you sure? I am actually rather loose around women, and I may do something undesirable to you...
Elen: No, that will not happen. You are a priest. You will surely not do anything like that.
Elen: Good day, Father Saul. It is good to see you safe.
Saul: ...You are so tense, so uptight! No, that will not do. You must relax your muscles a little.
Elen: ...Do you think so?
Saul: Yes. Those serving God must be more laid-back and be able to enjoy the finer things in life, like I am.
Elen: Yes... But...
Saul: I once knew a lady just like you. ...Well, she rejected me, but... Anyway, if you really wish to serve God, then you will see many, many things in this journey. Many things... Things that you would not believe.
Saul: Life is all about experience. Now then, shall we get back to our little evening talk? This evening would be great.
Elen: Yes, I would love to hear you.
Elen: Then I shall invite the others as well.
Saul: ...Excuse me? The others?
Elen: Yes. If you're going to preach, then it would be that much better if there were more people listening. I'm sure Master Roy, Merlinus, and also Princess Guinevere would be interested. I shall go ask them if they have any plans tonight.