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With Male Avatar Edit

C Support Edit

  • Avatar: Hmm? Who's that sitting over by the window? Oh! Hey, Shigure!
  • Shigure: ...
  • Avatar: Hm. He didn't hear me. Must be caught up in whatever he's doing. Is that pen and paper? I wonder what he's writing. Maybe if I get closer...
  • Shigure: ...
  • Avatar: Hmmm...
  • Shigure: AGH! By bellberry's bones, Avatar! You startled me.
  • Avatar: Ah, I'm sorry. Did I scare you?
  • Shigure: No, no, it's all right. I just wasn't expecting you. Especially not so... close.
  • Avatar: Right, sorry about that. I was just trying to see what you were writing. In my defense, I did call your name first...
  • Shigure: You did? My apologies. I must not have heard. Sometimes when I draw, I get sucked into my own little world.
  • Avatar: Oh, so you were drawing! Can I see?
  • Shigure: Oh, certainly. It's nothing special, though. I was just drawing the view from here.
  • Avatar: Elfire, you're good at this! It looks like it was done by a professional!
  • Shigure: You really think so?
  • Avatar: I do. It looks like the beginnings of a masterwork. I never knew you were so talented, Shigure.
  • Shigure: Well, I spent a lot of time alone, growing up. Plenty of opportunity to draw. It wasn't any uncommon drive that made me draw, so much as my circumstances.
  • Avatar: You give yourself too little credit. If anything, being self-taught makes your archievement all the more impressive.
  • Shigure: That's very kind of you. You know... if you'd like, I have other works you could see.
  • Avatar: Really? Yes, I'd love to!
  • Shigure: Very well. Just give mesome time to organize, and I'll show them to you.
  • Avatar: Thanks! I'm looking forward to it already.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Avatar! I brought some of my pictures for you today.
  • Avatar: Thank you! I've been waiting for this. My gods... these are all as good as, if not better than, the one I saw the other day! Is this one Azura?
  • Shigure: It is.
  • Avatar: And this one... Is this a drawing of the Deeprealm you grew up in?
  • Shigure: Right again!
  • Avatar: Hm...
  • Shigure: And this... is a picture of thepeople who acted as my guardians while Ilived there.
  • Avatar: They all look so kind.
  • Shigure: They were. I know I'll never see them again... but this picture helps ease the pain. When I look atit, I remember things about each and every one of them.
  • Avatar: It must be very important to you.
  • Shigure: Yes. It is one of my most prized possessions.
  • Avatar: Looking at all these... it seems you prefer to draw real places and people, from sight.
  • Shigure: Yes, typically, however I do draw different things from time to time.
  • Avatar: Like what?
  • Shigure: In particular, I find myself drawing many pictures of a place I've never seen. I close my eyes, then draw, and repeat. Eventually, I have a finished work.
  • Avatar: Oh? That's interesting. And it just comes to you? You must have a good imagination.
  • Shigure: It's not quite like that. I don't think I'm imagining it, per se. It's more like I can remember those images. Just like anywhere else I've been.
  • Avatar: Now I'm really curious. Could you show me those pictures sometime?
  • Shigure: Certainly. I'll bring some by soon.

A Support Edit

  • Shigure: Avatar, I brought some of the pictures you wanted to see.
  • Avatar: Ah, you mean the ones of the place you see in your dreams? Hm... this is...
  • Shigure: Very curious, right?
  • Avatar: Yes. It's so... abstract. It looks as though everything's... floating. What strange shapes.
  • Shigure: Yes. It's nothing like Hoshido or Nohr, or even the world where our castle is. Yet I can clearly picture this scenery in my head, even now.
  • Avatar: Perhaps it is a vision of some kind.Or memories passed on to you from Azura.
  • Shigure: My mother?
  • Avatar: Yes. Such things are not unheard of.
  • Shigure: Normally I'd laugh at that sort of thing... but I suppose it's possible.
  • Avatar: Well, whatever the source, I feel these must be very special. May I continue to see these drawings as you make more?
  • Shigure: Of course. When I've finished the next one, you'll be the first one I'll show it to!

With Male Avatar (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Avatar: Back to painting again, Shigure?
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. I didn't hear you come in. I'm sorry... I know this is no time for artwork. We are at war, after all.
  • Avatar: That's not why I asked, Son. I wasn't trying to criticize you. Honestly, I feel bad for you. In a different time or place, you might have become a world-famous artist.
  • Shigure: That's kind of you to say, but I'm not so sure about that.
  • Avatar: You're paintings truly deserve to be seen. I wonder if there's a way to show off all this work to other people...
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Avatar: Hmm... Wait, that's it! I know what to do. We should throw a solo exhibition and display all of your work.
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition? I could never do that. Besides, our troops are on the advance. The setup alone would be much more work than i's worth.
  • Avatar: It doesn't have to be such a grand affair. We just have to rent a tent and announce it to the troops and villagers nearby.
  • Shigure: B-but it seems so vain to reserve a whole tent just for my personal use.
  • Avatar: In trying times, it's important to find a way to quiet one's mind. This show could be a very welcome break from hardship for everyone.
  • Shigure: I'm not sure...
  • Avatar: I don't want to force you to do anything. What do you say?
  • Shigure: Ok, fine... We can give this exhibition a shot. The idea makes me a bit anxious though.
  • Avatar: This will be the event of the season! We should get started right away. I'll head into town to recruit volunteers. Good-bye, Son!

(Avatar leaves)

  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hello, Father...
  • Avatar: Hey, Shigure. Say, is something on your mind?
  • Shigure: Well, you've done so much to make this exhibition possible. I just wanted to say thanks.
  • Avatar: No need to thank me. The villagers deserve all the credit. They're all on board because they can't wait to wait to see your artwork.
  • Shigure: O-oh, I see...
  • Avatar: Son, are you feeling nervous?
  • Shigure: Of course. But mostly I'm upset because my last painting isn't coming together...
  • Avatar: You mean the new piece that you're making just for the event? While I would love to see a new work from you, time is running short. If it's going to be too much trouble, you may want to think about completing it later. Does it really need to be in the show?
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would finish it. Everyone has worked so hard to pitch in. I want them to know how much I appreciate all of their hard work. That means the exhibition must be great.
  • Avatar: I understand, but don't overwork yourself. All this effort will be pointless if you make yourself ill.
  • Shigure: I'll be careful. Thank you, Father. I should return to my easel.
  • Avatar: Yes, of course...

(Shigure leaves)

  • Avatar: I wonder what the subject is for this mystery painting. I can't help but be curious...

A Support Edit

  • Avatar: Shigure's big day is finally here. I wonder how the exhibition is going. I should take a look inside the tent. Hmm... Wow! Look at all these people. This crowd is spectacular! From what I've overheard, his work seems to be going over quite well. Thank the gods. This event appears to be a smashing success. Wait a minute... Where is the man of the hour?
  • Shigure: *pant*... *pant*...
  • Avatar: Shigure, why are you winded? Are you just now arriving? The exhibition has already begun. How could you be late to your own show? You're supposed to be the host!
  • Shigure: Sorry about that, Father. I had to stay up all night to finish my painting.
  • AvatarYou stayed awake all night just to finish up some art?!
  • Shigure: Y-yes, I did...
  • Avatar: I told you not to overwork yourself, right? Even if you hadn't completed this final piece, there are plenty of works on display. Look around. See all the smiling faces? These people are happy because they love your work. You almost ruined the show because of your carelessness.
  • Shigure: You don't understand. I promised myself that I would complete it, no matter what. I made this because I'm thankful for everything you've done for me, Father.
  • Avatar: What?! Th-this is your mother...and me...
  • Shigure: That's right. I painted a portrait of you two.
  • Avatar: So this is what you've been working on so tirelessly?
  • Shigure: Indeed, Father. My love for you and Mother cannot be measured. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to put all those feelings into this portrait.
  • Avatar: Shigure... Th-thank you... Thank you so much... *sniff*
  • Shigure: Father, it hurts when you hug me so tightly... Hahaha.
  • Avatar: I'm lucky to have such a wonderful son like you, Shigure.
  • Shigure: I'm very lucky too!
  • Avatar: Son, there's no time to talk. We have to put this handsome painting where everyone can see it!
  • Shigure: Sure, OK... It's a little embarrassing, though...
  • Avatar: Why, because it's personal? This is clearly the finist piece in your exhibition. It would be a shame if everyone couldn't enjoy it.
  • Shigure: You're right, Father.

With Female Avatar Edit

C Support Edit

  • Avatar: Is that...singing? But where is it coming from? There's nobody around.
  • Shigure: You are the ocean's gray waves ♪ Destined to seek life beyond the shore...
  • Avatar: Oh! Up in the sky! Is that Shigure?!
  • Shigure: Huh?! Is that...Avatar?! How long have you been down there?
  • Avatar: Oh, not long! Out for a little flight with your pegasus? You're a very good singer!
  • Shigure: You heard me singing? Oh no.
  • Avatar: Hm? I'm sorry, was I interrupting something? I didn't mean to intrude.
  • Shigure: No, no, you haven't done anything wrong. I'm just a bit shy about my singing.
  • Avatar: Oh, thank goodness. So what are you doing out here all alone? Have you been getting in some extra training?
  • Shigure: Although I am ashamed to say it, no, I am not out here to train.
  • Avatar: Oh?
  • Shigure: Yes, I was just singing and flying. It's what I've always done to relax, ever since I was a child. It never fails to lift my spirits when I am feeling sad or anxious.
  • Avatar: That sounds wonderful!
  • Shigure: Perhaps you would like to come with me sometime?
  • Avatar: Huh?
  • Shigure: Would you like to come ride with me sometime? I could sing for you. It's a little embarrassing to sing in front of others, but you seem to like it when I do.
  • Avatar: Of course! I would love to go with you.
  • Shigure: Perfect. I'll be looking forward to it.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: It's so beautiful out today. Perfect flying weather. Are you sure the wind isn't too cold for you?
  • Avatar: Yep! No need to worry about me. I Think it's amazing up here!
  • Shigure: *chuckle* You sure seem to be enjoying yourself for something as mundane as a pegasus ride.
  • Avatar: Do I really sound so giddy? I guess growing up I never got to fly like this much. I was really looking forward to getting up into the skies for once.
  • Shigure: Then I'll do everything I can to make sure it meets your expectations. Oh! You see those birds over there? Why don't we join them?
  • Avatar: Wow! There are so many of them! And they all seem to move as one creature!
  • Shigure: I think my pegasus is enjoying himself as well. He loves birds. Would you like to hear me sing?
  • Avatar: Oh, yes, please!
  • Shigure: You are the ocean's gray waves ♪ Destined to seek life beyond the shore...
  • Avatar: Oh! It seems even the birds are enjoying your song, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Yet the waters ever change ♪ Flowing like time, the path is yours...
  • Avatar: You really do have a wonderful voice. Your mother truly passed on her gift to you. Heehee... This has been a wonderful trip through the sky. Thank you, Shigure.
  • Shigure: Heh. Would you say it was worth the wait?
  • Avatar: Of course!
  • Shigure: I'm glad. I think my mother is the only other person who enjoys this so much.
  • Avatar: Azura?
  • Shigure: Yes. I've never seen her so happy as when she was flying with me. We sang a duet! Ah! This reminds me. Would you care to accompany me again sometime? There's something I'd like to show you!
  • Avatar: I'd love to!

A Support Edit

  • Avatar: So where are we headed today, Shigure? We're already pretty deep in the forest.
  • Shigure: It's a surprise, but I'll give you a hint. You need a pegasus to get there. Oh! Nearly there.
  • Avatar: Is that a waterfall?
  • Shigure: Yes. There's an alcove just about halfway up it. I'll touch us down there.
  • Avatar: Oh, that little recess? I see what you mean about needing a pegasus. This is amazing! I've never seen a waterfall from this close before! It's so...soothing.
  • Shigure: That's not all. Look, over here.
  • Avatar: A rainbow?
  • Shigure: Mhm. If you stand here at the right time of day, one usually appears. There are times it won't, but it seems luck is on our side today.
  • Avatar: It's beautiful!
  • Shigure: I'm happy I was able to share this with you. I've been meaning to show someone for a long time.
  • Avatar: I only wish the others could see it. It's truly a remarkable sight.
  • Shigure: That would be nice. But not many people can fit at a time. It could take a while.
  • Avatar: I see your point... Shigure...would you sing for me here?
  • Shigure: Hm? Oh, of course! *ahem* You are the ocean's gray waves ♪ Destined to seek life beyond the shore...
  • Avatar: Thank you... Thank you so much.

S Support Edit

  • Avatar: Oh, Shigure, the rainbow looks even more beautiful today. It really is best to come on the sunniest days.
  • Shigure: Yes... ... ...Avatar, can we talk?
  • Avatar: Hm? What's wrong, Shigure? You look so serious.
  • Shigure: It's...it's about...the rainbow.
  • Avatar: Oh. That doesn't sound so bad. What about it?
  • Shigure: It's just...you said we should take everyone to see it here. But...I disagree. Because...I want this to be a special place for just the two of us.
  • Avatar: A...special place? What do you mean?
  • Shigure: I want this to be somewhere that only the two of us know about. Somewhere we can go to be alone... Our own little secret. And I hope we can travel someday, and find many more little places just like it.
  • Avatar: I don't understand. What-
  • Shigure: Avatar, please...just listen to me. I...I love you.
  • Avatar: Shigure!
  • Shigure: Of course, our friends are important to me as well. But this place was like my first present to you. I don't want to share it. I know it's selfish of me. But I can't help it. So...now you know. Will you be with me, Lady Avatar?
  • Avatar: Shigure...of course I will. I love you too! Heehee. You chose a nice spot to confess your feelings to me, though. Quite the romantic, aren't you?
  • Shigure: Haha. I'm sorry, was it a bit cliché? You just seemed to love this place so much...
  • Avatar: I do. It's magical. But I have to say you're wrong about one thing. This wasn't your first gift to me. Your first and most precious gift to me was your song.
  • Shigure: Avatar... I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to hear you say that. Would you like me to sing it for you again?
  • Avatar: Please! Would you?
  • Shigure: Of all the songs I know, none of them can capture how deeply I love you. No sound is sweeter than your voice.

With Azura (Mother) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Shigure: How are you today, Mother?
  • Azura: Oh, I'm fine. What can I do for you, dear?
  • Shigure: I've been thinking about my childhood a great deal lately... And the times you would visit me during your trips to my Deeprealm.
  • Azura: I'm so sorry, Shigure... I wish I had been around more often when you were growing up.
  • Shigure: N-no, I wasn't trying to make you feel bad about that. Do you remember when we used to sing together?
  • Azura: Certainly. We used to sit side by side and come up with songs for hours and hours.
  • Shigure: Yes, we did...
  • Azura: Say... Remember that song we used to sing? It's been so long... Would you like to sing it with me again?
  • Shigure: Oh... You mean right now?
  • Azura: Yes, if you feel like it.
  • Shigure: That sounds wonderful, Mother!
  • Azura: Ok! Do you recall the lyrics?
  • Shigure: Of course. How could I forget?
  • Azura: All right, let's give it a shot then. One, two, three... You are the ocean's gray waves ♪
  • Shigure: Destined to seek life beyond the shore ♪ ...Huh?
  • Azura: Shigure? Is something wrong?
  • Shigure: It's strange... I can't seem to hit the right notes. I used to be able to sing this song perfectly. I remember the lyrics and the melody. How can this be?
  • Azura: That's a part of growing up. Your voice has changed. We used to sing the same... But now that your voice is lower, it isn't possible for you to hit those notes.
  • Shigure: O-oh... That makes sense. Hmm... I guess there's nothing I can really do. It's a little bit bittersweet.
  • Azura: I think I have an idea. I need a bit of time to figure this out. Do you mind?
  • Shigure: No, of course not. What are you going to do?
  • Azura: You just have to trust me. I think it will make you happy.
  • Shigure: A-all right, if you say so...

B Support Edit

  • Azura: Shigure, there you are. I've been searching high and low for you.
  • Shigure: Hello, Mother. Did you run here? You're out of breath. Is everything all right?
  • Azura: I wanted to give you something.
  • Shigure: Is this sheet music? It's our old song. The one I couldn't sing the other day.
  • Azura: That's right.
  • Shigure: Mother, why did you make this? Now that my voice is different, there's no point in trying to sin— WHAT?!
  • Azura: You just noticed it? Heehee... I added a new harmony line to the main melody.
  • Shigure: You also pitched down the melody. It's much lower than before. You rewrote this to fall within my range!
  • Azura: That was the idea. Would you be willing to try singing with me for a bit?
  • Shigure: Sure! *hum*...*hum*... Wow, this makes the melody even better. You are the ocean's gray waves ♪
  • Azura: It's wonderful to hear you practicing again. I'm glad that you're enthusiastic. Your voice may be different, but it's still quite beautiful. Keep at it, and you will continue to improve in no time.
  • Shigure: Destined to seek life beyond the shore ♪ Thank you, Mother! I'm already looking forward to singing more later!
  • Azura: Me too!

A Support Edit

  • Shigure: Whew, that was great.
  • Azura: We made it to the end of the song. I never imagined that we would be able to make music together again.
  • Shigure: I know what you mean. I honestly think our singing sounds better now than when I was younger.
  • Azura: You've really matured into quite an impressive young man. At this rate, your singing skills will eclipse mine in no time.
  • Shigure: That's impossible. We may be singing the same song... But the way you sing has a mysterious power that I don't possess.
  • Azura: Mysterious power? What do you mean?
  • Shigure: Your voice has the power to rally allies and stop enemies in their tracks... I could never sing like that.
  • Azura: Shigure, I don't know about that...
  • Shigure: Ever since I returned, I've had the same persistent thought. I may be your child, but my songs don't have a fraction of the power that yours do. If only I could be more like you...
  • Azura: Shigure... I know you can sing like me.
  • Shigure: What? How is that possible?
  • Azura: My songs may be powerful... But that's only because of the pendant that my mother gave me long ago.
  • Shigure: So the pendant is the true source of your strength?
  • Azura: Indeed. If you were to wear it, perhaps it would have the very same effect. Maybe it would be even more effective.
  • Shigure: Do you think I could give it a try?
  • Azura: No, I'm afraid not, dear. Overuse of this power can destroy your body over time.
  • Shigure: Destroy?! What do you mean? Wait... Can it lead to your death?!
  • Azura: Well...
  • Shigure: You've worn that pendant for so long. Why don't you stop? Let me take on that responsibility for you! I can't stand to think of you suffering.
  • Azura: You are my beloved son, Shigure. I would never dream of saddling you with this burden. I would never give you this pendant. Not now, or ever.
  • Shigure: Oh, I see...
  • Azura: I'm terribly sorry, Son. I never planned to speak of this with you. But know that your songs do have power. They have the ability to ease pain and grant peace of mind to anyone in earshot. Sing with pride, Shigure. One day, when this war ends... I plan on throwing this pendant into a lake. It should sink to a place where no one will ever possibly find or use it again. If I should disappear for some reason... Please, get rid of it for me, Shigure.
  • Shigure: What?!
  • Azura: You're the only one that I could ever entrust with this important task.
  • Shigure: Hmm... Very well. You can count on me.
  • Azura: Thank you so much, dear.
  • Shigure: I hope it never comes to that. I hate to think of you leaving me here... If you do, my curiosity could get the better of me. I might want to use that pendant...
  • Azura: Just know that I'll haunt you for the rest of your days if you do.
  • Shigure: Heehee. I was kidding! I promise, I won't ever harness its power. After all you've done to protect me, I could never betray you.
  • Azura: I hate to place such a cruel burden on your shoulders. But you are the only one I can trust.
  • Shigure: It's fine. People don't ask me for help all that often. I'm pleased that you would trust me with such an important task. Would you mind if I asked you for a favor too?
  • Azura: Certainly. What is it?
  • Shigure: Could we sing our song again sometime? When you aren't wearing the pendant, of course.
  • Azura: I swear we will again, someday...
  • Shigure: Thank you. I'm looking forward to it, Mother.

With Jakob (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Jakob: Ah... Shigure. You're painting again?
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. I didn't hear you come in. I'm sorry. I know this is no time for artwork. We are at war, after all.
  • Jakob: It may rouse your comrades' ire, Son. I'm tempted to forbid your painting entirely. But the truth is, you're quite gifted. There's no use in denying it.
  • Shigure: That's very kind of you to say.
  • Jakob: Where is your ambition? Don't you want more than to let these pictures gather dust? In different times, perhaps you could have become a world-famous artist. This easily contented nature of yours really irritates me. I'm afraid that you've left me no choice but to be your producer.
  • Shigure: Father, what do you mean?
  • Jakob: Quiet... I know just what to do... We will hold a solo art exhibition for you!
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition? No, I could never do such a thing. With our troops already on the advance, the timing would never work. The setup alone would be a massive hassle.
  • Jakob: I'm not suggesting we build a museum. We can simply reserve a tent and ask our friends and some villagers to come.
  • Shigure: It seems just vain to reserve a whole tent entirely for personal use.
  • Jakob: This talent isn't yours alone to relish. You must share this gift with the world.
  • Shigure: I don't know...
  • Jakob: You don't understand... Art has the power to give peace of mind--- to heal our very souls. If you're unwilling, I certainly won't force your hand.
  • Shigure: Well... I suppose I could give it a shot. This whole idea makes me a little anxious. But maybe it could be fun...
  • Jakob: Then it's decided. I'll begin the preparations immediately. We shall speak soon, Shigure.
  • Shigure: OK, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hello, Father...
  • Jakob: Hm? Did you need something, Shigure? I'm rather busy.
  • Shigure: Umm, well... You've done so much work to make this exhibition possible... I just wanted to thank you.
  • Jakob: Son, I simply thought of the idea. There's no need to thank me. Besides, why do you think so many people agreed to help with the show? It's because of your extraordinary talent. They can't wait to see the paintings. Really, I haven't done anything special. You're the artist.
  • Shigure: O-oh, I see...
  • Jakob: Hahaha. Shigure. You're shaking like a leaf. Are you feeling nervous about the show?
  • Shigure: Well yes, of course. But mostly I'm worried about my newest painting. It just isn't coming together like I hoped it would.
  • Jakob: Oh? Is this the one you're making especially for the show? Time is running short. I've already made the bulk of the arrangements. I think you may need to hold off on completing that painting.
  • Shigure: No, that's not an option. I have to finish it. Everyone has devoted so much energy to the show. This piece ties all the others together. I have to keep working.
  • Jakob: Hmph. Well, it is your exhibition. Do as you wish. But please, don't push yourself to the brink. This will all be for nothing if you make yourself ill.
  • Shigure: I understand. Thank you, Father. If you'll excuse me, I must return to painting.
  • Jakob: Very well. What has that boy been painting? I can't help but be curious...

A Support Edit

  • Jakob: Shigure's exhibition is finally under way. Time to take a look inside the tent... Well then... It appears as though this soiree is in full swing. We've attracted quite a crowd. People have come from all over to see his art. And from what I've overheard, the work seems to be very popular. Well, I think it's safe to call this a rousing success. Not that I'm terribly surprised. Hmm... Where is Shigure? I haven't seen him here...
  • Shigure: *pant* ... *pant* ...
  • Jakob: Shigure, what happened? Please, don't tell me that you're just now arriving. How could you be late to your own show?
  • Shigure: I apologize, Father. I had to stay up all night to finish the last piece.
  • Jakob: All night? Just to finish a blasted painting?
  • Shigure: Y-yes...
  • Jakob: I truly don't understand you. How can you be such a fool? You have two dozen pieces hanging here. Why is one more painting so important?
  • Shigure: Well I'd promised myself that I would complete it, no matter what. I created it because I'm thankful for everything you've done, Father.
  • Jakob: What's this?! Wait. Is that your mother...and me?
  • Shigure: Yes, it is...
  • Jakob: This is what you've been toiling over?
  • Shigure: My love for you two is beyond measure. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to pour those feelings of gratitude into this portrait.
  • Jakob: Shigure... I don't know what to say. Heh. Fine, you win. I concede defeat. You must be feeling clever.
  • Shigure: F-Father... It hurts when you hug me so tightly. Hahaha.
  • Jakob: Shigure, I must admit... It's wonderful to have such a thoughtful son. I'm very proud of you.
  • Shigure: Thank you...
  • Jakob: Oh dear. There's no time to waste! We have to display this painting immediately.
  • Shigure: OK... But now that I think about it, hanging this family portrait is a little embarrassing.
  • Jakob: Maybe a bit. But it's also the finest piece here. It would be absurd to excise it from the exhibition. We have to find the perfect place to display it. Won't you help?
  • Shigure: Of course!

With Silas (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Silas: Good morning, Shigure. You're painting again, I see.
  • Shigure: Oh, hello, Father...I didn't hear you enter. I'm sorry, I...I know this is no time to be painting. We are at war, after all.
  • Silas: Now now, I didn't come here to scold you. Honestly, I feel rather sorry for you. If things were different, you could paint as much as you like. Honestly, you would probably be a famous artist in a better world.
  • Shigure: That's very kind of you to say.
  • Silas: This is so frustrating! If only there was a way to show off these wonderful paintings of yours...
  • Shigure: It's not that important...
  • Silas: Wait...Ha! I know just what to do! How would you feel about holding a solo exhibition?
  • Shigure: An exhibition? Oh, Father, I could never do that. With our troops on the advance, the timing would never work out. The setup alone would require far too much effort.
  • Silas: It doesn't need to be so grand. All we have to do is reserve a tent and announce it to the troops and villagers.
  • Shigure: B-but it feels wrong to use a tent just for personal use...
  • Silas: No, this will be fine. In times of war, it's especially important to seek out emotional relief. Everyone is exhausted, and what they really need is some peace of mind. Your artwork can provide that for everyone!
  • Shigure: I'm not sure...
  • Silas: I certainly won't force your hand. What are your thoughts?
  • Shigure: Well...OK. Let's give it a shot. It would be a lie to say that I'm not nervous about the idea though...
  • Silas: This will be wonderful. Just you wait. We should get started right away. I'll head into town to ask around for help.
  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.

B SupportEdit

  • Shigure: Hello, Father...
  • Silas: Ah, Shigure. Did you need something?
  • Shigure: No, not really...You've done so much to make this exhibition possible...I wanted to say how much I appreciate all of your hard work.
  • Silas: Now, Son, don't give me too much credit. I've only helped a little bit. You're the artist! Everyone in town is excited for the show. That's why they are all pitching in. They know how powerful your work is. No one can deny the emotion conveyed in your art.
  • Shigure: O-oh, really?
  • Silas: Ha ha ha. Son, are you already nervous?
  • Shigure: Of course I am. The truth is, I'm not quite done with the final painting. I just can't seem to perfect it.
  • Silas: A new painting? While I would love to see it, you don't have much time before the event. Why don't you quit working on that piece and focus on the show? You can always come back to it later.
  • Shigure: No, I can't. This painting is the centerpiece of the exhibition. Everyone has labored so hard to give me this opportunity. I have to finish it to show my appreciation.
  • Silas: Is that so? There has to be a limit to how hard you push yourself. If you work yourself into the ground, this will all be for nothing.
  • Shigure: I understand your concern, but I'll be fine, Father. If you'll excuse me, I should get back to my easel.
  • Silas: Very well. Good luck!
  • Silas: Well, the boy is certainly passionate...I wonder what he's painting?

A SupportEdit

  • Silas: Finally, the day has arrived! It's time for Shigure's exhibition! I wonder how the tent came together...I better go see...This is incredible! Look at all these people! And from the murmurs I'm overhearing, it sounds like they love the paintings! I'm so glad that I got to help put this showcase together. But where is the man of the hour? I haven't seen Shigure anywhere...
  • Shigure: *pant* ... *pant* ...
  • Silas: Sh-Shigure, what's wrong? Why are you just now arriving? The exhibition is in full swing! I can't believe that you're late.
  • Shigure: I'm sorry, but it couldn't be avoided. I had to stay up all night in order to put the final touches on this painting...
  • Silas: Is this the one you mentioned before?
  • Shigure: Y-yes, it is...
  • Silas: Son, I don't understand. Why did you push yourself so hard? Even without this final piece, there is still a great deal of work on display. Take a look around. Everyone is smiling! They all love your paintings.
  • Shigure: I can see that. But it was important for me to finish this painting, no matter what. I made this piece to show you my gratitude.
  • Silas: Huh?! What do you mean? Wait...I-is this your mother and I?
  • Shigure: Yes. I made a portrait of you.
  • Silas: So this is what you've been spending all your time on?
  • Shigure: Yes, Father. I love the both of you more than anything...You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. I wanted to pour all my feelings into this piece. I'm very grateful for everything.
  • Silas: Y-you're really...Oh, Shigure, I know just how you feel! *sob*
  • Shigure: Haha. F-Father, it hurts when you hug me so tightly...
  • Silas: R-right, of course. Sorry about that. I'm just proud to have an incredible son like you.
  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.
  • Silas: Oh, right! The exhibition! We don't have time for this. Come on! We have to hang this painting so that everyone can enjoy it!
  • Shigure: O-OK...It's kind of embarrassing, though...
  • Silas: Well, maybe a little. But it's the finest painting here, and everyone deserves to see it! Let's hurry! We have to find the perfect place to put it.
  • Shigure: You're right...Let's go!

With Kaze (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Kaze: Good morning, Shigure. I see that you're painting again.
  • Shigure: Oh, hello, Father. Yes, I'm sorry... I know this is no time for painting. We are at war, after all.
  • Kaze: Son, I didn't bring it up to criticize you. Honestly, I feel quite sorry for you. In different times, perhaps you could have become a famous artist...
  • Shigure: That's very kind of you to say.
  • Kaze: Looking at your artwork, I can't help but feel that your talent is being wasted here. If only there was a way to share all your work with other people...
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Kaze: Hmm... I've just had a brilliant idea. Why don't we throw a solo exhibition?
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition? N-no, I couldn't possibly. With the troops on the advance, there is no way we could pull it off. The setup itself would be more work than it's worth.
  • Kaze: It doesn't need to be grandiose. We simply need to reserve a tent and announce it to the villagers and troops.
  • Shigure: But it seems wrong to reserve a whole tent for my own personal use...
  • Kaze: Shigure, your artwork can help to heal our exhausted hearts. In times of war, it's important to provide some form of relief. This isn't personal or selfish. Art reminds us of our humanity. That's something only you can do for us.
  • Shigure: I'm not sure...
  • Kaze: Leave the preparations to me. There is no need to burden yourself. If you're reluctant, I certainly won't force your hand.
  • Shigure: OK, Father... The idea scares me a bit, but maybe we should give it a try. Who knows? Maybe it will be fun.
  • Kaze: Excellent! Let's strike while the iron's hot. I'll start enlisting people to help. Let's make this a reality!

(Kaze leaves)

  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Good morning, Father...
  • Kaze: Hello, Shigure. Can I help you?
  • Shigure: Well, I've just been thinking... You've put in such a great deal of work to make this exhibition happen... I just wanted to thank you for everything.
  • Kaze: Son, I really haven't done anything special. I was happy to recruit volunteers. It was actually quite easy. Everyone was so excited that the exhibition practically organized itself. You're the one who's really making this possible. Believe in yourself!
  • Shigure: I-I'll try...
  • Kaze: Shigure, are you feeling nervous?
  • Shigure: Maybe a little bit. Mostly I'm just unhappy that my newest painting isn't going well.
  • Kaze: The one you're creating just for the big event? I'm very excited to see that piece. But you haven't told me anything about it... Keep in mind that time is running short. You've already completed plenty of paintings. Do you really need one more?
  • Shigure: In this case, I do. Everyone has been working so hard to give me this opportunity. That means I have to work even harder to make sure everyone enjoys the show.
  • Kaze: I understand... But please, try not to overdo it, OK? This will all be for nothing if you make yourself sick.
  • Shigure: I'll be careful. Thank you, Father. I must return to my painting.
  • Kaze: Of course. Good luck...
  • (Shigure leaves)
  • Kaze: Shigure is such a focused child... I wonder what it is that he's painting?

A Support Edit

  • Kaze: The day is finally here! Shigure's exhibition has begun. I'm curious to take a look inside the tent. Wow... This is quite the spectacle. People have come from miles around to see his work. And from the sounds of the crowd, they love the art! It's wonderful to see everyone so happy. It seems as though our hard work paid off. Hmm, that's odd. Shigure is nowhere in sight. Where could he be?
  • Shigure: *pant*...*pant*...
  • Kaze: Shigure?! Did something happen? Why are you only arriving just now? I can't believe that you're late. This is your exhibition! I hope you're not feeling unwell...
  • Shigure: Sorry, Father. I was up all night putting the finishing touches on that painting.
  • Kaze: All night?! How foolish. Is this the piece you were telling me about?
  • Shigure: Y-yes, it is.
  • Kaze: Why did you go through all that trouble? There are countless paintings already hung up here. What more could one canvas add? Take a look around. Can't you see how much everyone loves the show?
  • Shigure: Y-yes, I see that. But this was especially important to me. I made it as a token of my gratitude to you, Father.
  • Kaze: Wait... What?! Th-this is...me? And that's your mother.
  • Shigure: Yes, it's a family portrait. I finally managed to complete it just now.
  • Kaze: So this is what you've been toiling over night and day? What's kept you up 'til the break of dawn?
  • Shigure: Well...yes. My love for you two is beyond measure. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have discovered the world of art. So I wanted to pour those feelings of gratitude into this portrait.
  • Kaze: Shigure... Thank you, so...so much. *sniffle*
  • Shigure: F-Father, you're hugging me so tightly that it hurts... Hahahaha.
  • Kaze: Son, you make me so proud.
  • Shigure: Thank you...
  • Kaze: Well then... Ahem. We can't waste any more time. This painting has to go up so everyone can enjoy it!
  • Shigure: OK, sure... It is a little bit embarrassing to put up a family portrait, though...
  • Kaze: Nonsense. The likenesses are fantastic. And it's clearly the finest work here. That's why I want to display it. Do you mind?
  • Shigure: No, you're right. Let's go, Father!

With Ryoma (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Ryoma: Shigure, You're painting again, I see.
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. Sorry, I didn't hear you come in. I know this is no time for artwork, since we're at war and all.
  • Ryoma: Don't get the wrong impression. I'm not here to scold you. You have a true gift. In another time, perhaps you would have been a great artist. I know it's difficult to be true to yourself firing wartime. But I honestly think you should continue to paint without restraint.
  • Shigure: That's kind of you to say. But I really don't think I have much of a future as an artist.
  • Ryoma: Your innate modesty is a tremendous virtue. It keeps one's pride in check. But I truly believe that it would be a shame not to show off your work. There must be a way to share it with the world.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Ryoma: Let me think...I know just what to do. How about we throw you a solo exhibition?
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition? I could never do that. Besides, our troops are on the advance. The setup alone would be way more work that it's worth.
  • Ryoma: It doesn't have to be a royal gala. We just have to reserve a tent and invite nearby soldiers and villagers.
  • Shigure: B-but it seems so vain to reserve a whole tent just for my personal use.
  • Ryoma: Shigure, this isn't about vanity. I'm not looking to boast about your talent. In trying times, it's important to find some peace of mind. An exhibition would be a welcome reprieve from the exhaustion of war.
  • Shigure: I'm not sure...
  • Ryoma: I'm not trying to force your hand. What do you want to do, Son?
  • Shigure: OK, fine...We can give it shot. But I have to admit that it makes me a bit anxious.
  • Ryoma: Don't be! I know this show will be the event of the season. I'll start recruiting volunteers in town. We should start our preparations right away.
  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hello, Father...
  • Ryoma: Oh, Shigure. Is something on your mind?
  • Shigure: Well... You've done so much to make this exhibition a possibility. I just wanted to say thanks.
  • Ryoma: To be honest, I didn't think everything would come together so quickly. It's all thanks to the villagers. Their help was invaluable. They're all excited to see your paintings. Your reputation as a gifted artist precedes you.
  • Shigure: O-oh, I don't know about that...
  • Ryoma: Are you nervous, Shigure?
  • Shigure: Of course. But mostly I'm concerned about my newest painting. It's just not coming together like I hoped it would.
  • Ryoma: Is this the painting you're doing just for the exhibition? While I would love to see a new piece, time is running short. If the work isn't going well, perhaps you should finish it after the show.
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would get it done. So many people have come together to give me this opportunity. And the final piece really unites the show. I have to keep going.
  • Ryoma: Very well. But please, don't push yourself too hard. If you end up making yourself sick, all this work will have been pointless.
  • Shigure: Don't worry, Father. I'll be careful. If you'll excuse me, I should get back to my painting.
  • Ryoma: All right. Good luck.

(Shigure leaves)

  • Ryoma: The boy seems so passionate. I wonder what's gotten him all worked up...

A Support Edit

  • Ryoma: It's finally time for Shigure's exhibition. I should take a peek inside the tent... Incredible... The turnout is quite impressive. People have come from miles around. From what I've overheard, it sounds like everyone loves his artwork. This event is a smash success. Hmm, that's strange. I haven't seen Shigure anywhere. Where could he be?
  • Shigure: *pant*...*pant*...
  • Ryoma: S-Son, what's wrong? Are you just now getting here? How could you be late to your own exhibition?!
  • Shigure: Sorry about that, Father. I've been up all night working on my painting.
  • Ryoma: What?!
  • Shigure: It's OK, I'm here now.
  • Ryoma: Don't you remember when I told you not to push yourself too hard? There are already plenty of pieces on display here. What does one last painting really bring to the show?
  • Shigure: You don't understand. I promised myself that I would complete it, no matter what. I made this because I'm thankful for everything you've done for me, Father.
  • Ryoma: Wait, what?! Th-this is...your mother and myself?
  • Shigure: Yes, it's a portrait of you two.
  • Ryoma: So this is what you've been working on so tirelessly?
  • Shigure: Indeed, Father. My love for you and Mother cannot be measured. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to put all those feelings into this portrait.
  • Ryoma: Shigure... I have to admit that you really got me. I had no idea what you were up to.
  • Shigure: F-Father, it hurts when you hug me so tightly... Hahaha.
  • Ryoma: You make me very proud, Son.
  • Shigure: I feel the same way.
  • Ryoma: Is that right? There's no time to talk. We've got to put this painting on display!
  • Shigure: O-OK. It's a little embarrassing though...
  • Ryoma: No, it's not. This piece is simply magnificent. It's clearly the finest work in the exhibition. So obviously, it must go on display, right? Do you mind, Shigure?
  • Shigure: No, of course not. Let's go, Father!

With Takumi (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Takumi: Ah, Shigure... Are you painting again?
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. Yes, I'm sorry. I know this is no time for artwork. We are at war, after all.
  • Takumi: Son, don't worry about it. I didn't come here to criticize you. Honestly, it's a little sad. In another time or place, you might have become a world-famous artist.
  • Shigure: That's very kind of you to say.
  • Takumi: Where is your ambition? It's obvious that these paintings deserve to be seen. There must be a way to show off all of your artwork.
  • Shigure: Father, what do you mean?
  • Takumi: Wait... Yes, I have an idea! Why don't we hold a solo exhibition for you?
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition? I could never do that. With our troops already on the advance, the timing would never work. The setup alone would be a massive hassle.
  • Takumi: It doesn't have to be some grandiose affair. We can reserve a tent and announce it to the soldiers and nearby villagers.
  • Shigure: But it seems so vain to rent a whole tent just for personal use...
  • Takumi: Shigure, now more than ever, we need a reprieve from suffering. Art has the power to heal emotional wounds and bring joy to our lives. Have more confidence in yourself. The work you do is more important than you think.
  • Shigure: I don't know about that...
  • Takumi: Listen, I won't force your hand. But I think you shouldn't dismiss the idea.
  • Shigure: Fine, OK... We can give this exhibition a shot.
  • Takumi: It's decided then. Excellent! I'm going to hurry up and get started. First off I'll head into town. Hopefully I can recruit a few helpers. See you later, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Good-bye, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Good afternoon, Father...
  • Takumi: Shigure, how are you today? Did you need something?
  • Shigure: No, not exactly. You've done so much to make this show a possibility. I just wanted to say thanks.
  • Takumi: Don't be silly. I'm barely doing anything. So many folks volunteered, it's been a breeze! Everyone is excited to see your work. Truth be told, I think a lot of people have long been curious about your paintings.
  • Shigure: O-oh, I had no idea...
  • Takumi: Shigure, are you nervous?
  • Shigure: Well of course. But the truth is, I'm worried about my newest piece. It just isn't coming together.
  • Takumi: Oh? The one you're painting just for the exhibition? While I would love to see your new work, we don't have much time left to prepare. Can't you hold off on completing it?
  • Shigure: No, that's not an option. I have to finish it. Everyone has devoted so much energy to the show. This final piece ties all the others together. I have to keep working on it.
  • Takumi: I understand. But please, don't overdo it. If you make yourself ill, this will all be for nothing.
  • Shigure: You're right. Thank you, Father. If you'll excuse me, I should get back to my work.
  • Takumi: Of course. Good luck.
  • Takumi: I've never seen my son so focused. What is this mystery painting of his?

A Support Edit

  • Takumi: The day has arrived. It's finally time for Shigure's big exhibition. I better take a look inside the tent. Wow... My goodness, look at all these people! From what I've overheard, everyone seems to be enjoying his art. But where is Shigure? I haven't seen him anywhere...
  • Shigure: *pant*...*pant*...
  • Takumi: Sh-Shigure?! Are you just now arriving? The exhibition is well under way. Who shows up late for their own show?!
  • Shigure: I apologize, Father. It took me all night, but I managed to finish my final painting.
  • Takumi: Whaaat?! You stayed up all night just to complete this canvas?
  • Shigure: Y-yes, I did...
  • Takumi: Why would you do something so careless? There are dozens of finished works here. Look how happy everyone is! If you'd made yourself sick, we would have been forced to cancel the exhibition. Then no one would have been able to enjoy all of your work. Why was having one more painting so important?
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would complete it, no matter what. I created this because I'm thankful for everything you've done for me, Father.
  • Takumi: What?! Th-this painting... It's of your mother and I?
  • Shigure: Yes, it is...
  • Takumi: This is what you've been agonizing over?
  • Shigure: My love for you two is beyond measure. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to pour those feelings of gratitude into this portrait.
  • Takumi: I don't know what to say... Shigure, thank you.
  • Shigure: F-Father, it hurts when you hug me so tightly, hahaha.
  • Takumi: You're an unbelievably thoughtful son. I'm very proud of you.
  • Shigure: I'm proud to be your son.
  • Takumi: Now then... We can't waste any time. This painting must go on display so everyone can enjoy it!
  • Shigure: O-OK... But it's a little embarrassing.
  • Takumi: Don't say that. It's probably the finest work that you've done. Wouldn't you agree, Shigure?
  • Shigure: It might just be, Father.

With Saizo (Father) 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!

With Azama (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Azama: Oh, hello, Shigure. I see you're painting again, eh?
  • Shigure: Father, I'm sorry. I didn't hear you come in. I know this is no time for painting. We're at war, after all.
  • Azama: Why are you so self-conscious? It's true, these are dire times. Perhaps it's just my love speaking, but I think you're a very talented artist. So if you prefer to paint over fighting, I certainly won't stop you.
  • Shigure: Hahaha, thank you, Father. I'm a little embarrassed, but I appreciate your support.
  • Azama: Always so modest. Your gift makes most people look like incompetent fools. I woner if there is some way to show off your marvelous skill?
  • Shigure: Father, what do you mean?
  • Azama: Hmm...heheh, I know just what to do. Shigure, you must hold an exhibition!
  • Shigure: M-me? An exhibition? I could never do such a thing! With our troops on the march, the setup alone would be too much trouble.
  • Azama: You must think bigger. Anything is possible if you have the will to see it through. It's simple. We just have to reserve a spacious tent and announce it to the troops and villagers.
  • Shigure: B-but using a whole tent just for my show feels wrong...
  • Azama: That's precisely why it must be meaningful for everyone, yes? Now, what if I were to say that your art brought peace of mind to our soldiers. They need a reprieve from the incessant onslaught of war. It's true, isn't it? These paintings of your hold that power.
  • Shigure: Father, I'm not sure...
  • Azama: You may not be keen on the idea, but I think your painting should be seen. I won't force your hand here, but please, think about it.
  • Shigure: Fine...I-I want to give it a try. The solo exhibition. But I must admit, it makes me anxious.
  • Azama: I'm glad you changed your mind. We should get started straightaway. First I'll round up as many people to help as I can. I'm sure there will be plenty!
  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Father...
  • Azama: Ah, there you are, Shigure. Is everything OK?
  • Shigure: Yes, I'm fine. Listen, I've been thinking. You've done so much to make this exhibition a reality. I wanted to give you my humblest thanks.
  • Azama: Oh, Son, I haven't done that much. Everyone has been eager to help. Probably because they can't wait to see the show! Well, there may have been one or two uncooperative people...but after talking tot hem, they instantly changed their minds.
  • Shigure: O-oh, I see...
  • Azama: Shigure...are you feeling nervous?
  • Shigure: Sure, a bit. But the truth is, I'm not very proud of my newest painting.
  • Azama: The one you're making just for this occasion, yes? The exhibition is coming up quickly. I can't believe you're still working on it! Perhaps you should stop working on that and focus on the art you already have done. Don't overwork yourself.
  • Shigure: No...I must complete this piece. Everyone has worked so very hard to give me this opportunity...It's important to show them how much I appreciate it.
  • Azama: I understand. But it would be foolish to work so hard that you get ill. I won'r keep you from painting...but just take care of yourself, understand?
  • Shigure: Of course. Thank you Father. I must get back to the easel. So long.
  • Azama: Very well...that child is equal parts confident and stubborn. I wonder what he's painting...

A Support Edit

  • Azama: Shigure's solo exhibition has finally begun! I'd better see how things are going...I hope it's crowded...Hoho! It's a roaring success! People are swarming like bees. From the chatter of the crowd, everyone loves the paintings. It seems to be worth all of our hard work. This show is bound to make Shigure more popular around town. Speaking of, where is he?
  • Shigure: *pant* ... *pant* ... I made it!
  • Azama: Shigure? Why are you panting? Did something happen? Please don't tell me you just arrived.
  • Shigure: I'm very sorry, Father. I've been up all night putting the finishing touches on the painting.
  • Azama: What painting? The final one for the exhibition?
  • Shigure: Y-yes, that's the one...
  • Azama: Son, why did you go to such great lengths? I just don't understand you at all. It was only one piece after all, and you already have so much wonderful work here! Why did you do something so foolish?
  • Shigure: I-I just wanted to finish up the painting, no matter what. I made it to show you my gratitude, Father.
  • Azama: You what?! I-is this...your mother and me?
  • Shigure: Yes, it's a portrait of the two of you. I felt very inspired and couldn't put down the brush.
  • Azama: Th-this is what you spent all your time working on?
  • Shigure: Yes, I respect and love you both so much. If not for you, I would never have been born into this world...none of these paintings would exist. So I tried to pour my feelings of gratitude into the artwork.
  • Azama: Shigure, I...don't know what to say...the words are escaping me...you're a very thoughtful son. Thank you, Shigure...
  • Shigure: F-Father... you're hugging me so tightly it hurts.
  • Azama: Shigure, it's a miracle that I could have such a sweet son. You make me so proud!
  • Shigure: I'm very proud to be your son, Father.
  • Azama: I could gaze at this painting forever. But that would be terribly wasteful. We have to show it to everyone!
  • Shigure: O-OK...it's a little embarrassing, though...
  • Azama: Nonsense! This is the finest painting in the whole exhibition! We have to find the perfect spot to put it on display!
  • Shigure: Whatever you say, Father!

 With Hinata (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Hinata: Shigure, are you painting again?
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. Sorry I didn't hear you come in. I know this is no time for painting, since we're at war and all.
  • Hinata: Hahaha! Stop fretting! I'm not here to scold you. I'm just a common swordsman, not an art critic. But I love your paintings. Who knows? If you keep practicing, maybe one day you could be a great artist.
  • Shigure: That's very kind of you to say, but I don't think I'm that skilled.
  • Hinata: You're a great kid, but where is your ambition? Don't waste your talent! Leave it to me. I'm going to help you become a great artist!
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Hinata: Shhh, I'm trying to think. Hmmm... I've got it! How about we throw a big solo exhibition for all of your work?
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition? I could never do that! Besides, our troops are on the advance. The setup alone would be way more work than it's worth.
  • Hinata: No way! I don't think it will be that tough. All we have to do is rent a tent and announce it to the troops and villagers.
  • Shigure: B-but it seems so vain to reserve a whole tent just for my personal use.
  • Hinata: You know how your mom's songs help people relax? I really think your paintings might have the same power. This could benefit the whole community. Don't you think?
  • Shigure: I'm not sure...
  • Hinata: Hey, I'm not going to force you. But what do you think? Want to give it a shot?
  • Shigure: OK, fine... Maybe we should give the exhibition a try. But I have to admit that the idea makes me a little anxious.
  • Hinata: Don't be! Everyone is going to love it! Let's strike while the iron's hot. I'll go to town and recruit some helpers. I'll be back with some good news soon!

(Hinata leaves)

  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hello, Father...
  • Hinata: Oh, hey, Shigure! Say, you look a little sad. What's wrong?
  • Shigure: Well... You've done so much to make this exhibition a possibility. I just wanted to say thanks.
  • Hinata: Trust me, I haven't done anything special. The townsfolk have been doing most of the legwork. They're all excited for the show! Things are coming together quickly. And it's all because of you!
  • Shigure: O-oh, I see...
  • Hinata: Are you feeling nervous, Shigure?
  • Shigure: Of course. But mostly I'm concerned about my newest painting. It's just not coming together like I hoped it would.
  • Hinata: Is this the one you're working on just for the exhibition? Don't get me wrong—I'd love to see a new painting. But we're running out of time. Do you really need to finish it right now? You could always finish it after the show.
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would get it done. So many people have come together to give me this opportunity. And the final piece really unites the show. I have to keep going.
  • Hinata: Well, it is your exhibition. I'll leave you to do what you think is best. Just do me a favor and don't push yourself too hard. All this hard work will be pointless if you make yourself sick.
  • Shigure: I'll be careful. Thank you, Father. I should probably get back to painting.
  • Hinata: Good luck!

(Shigure leaves)

  • Hinata: That kid sure is fired up. I wonder why he's so dedicated to that painting?

A Support Edit

  • Hinata: Shigure's exhibition has finally begun! Time to take a peek inside. WOW! This is incredible! Look at the size of this crowd! Judging by the reactions, it seems like everyone loves the paintings! Good for you, Shigure! Wait, where is he? How could he be missing the show?
  • Shigure: *pant*...*pant*...
  • Hinata: Son! Why are you out of breath? Are you just now getting here? The exhibition has already begun. I can't believe that you're late!
  • Shigure: Sorry about that, Father. I've been up all night finishing my painting.
  • Hinata: ALL NIGHT?! Just for one more painting?!
  • Shigure: Y-yes...
  • Hinata: I just don't get it. Why would you do something so reckless? If you had made yourself ill, all this effort would have been pointless! Aren't there enough paintings on display? Take a look around. Can't you see how happy everyone is with your work?
  • Shigure: I see that. But I promised myself that I would complete it, no matter what. I made this because I'm thankful for everything you've done for me, Father.
  • Hinata: What?! Th-this is your mom...and me?
  • Shigure: Yes, it is...
  • Hinata: This is what you've spent all your time working on?
  • Shigure: Yes, Father. My love for you two cannot be measured. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to put all those feelings into this portrait.
  • Hinata: I-I'm so surprised... This is so thoughtful. Thanks, Son! Your mother is going to be so happy when she sees this.
  • Shigure: It hurts when you hug me so tightly, haha!
  • Hinata: You make me so proud! No one could ask for a better kid!
  • Shigure: I feel exactly the same way. I'm so proud to be your son.
  • Hinata: I guess we're both lucky! Wait, this isn't the time to get sentimental. We've got to get this painting on the wall!
  • Shigure: Are you sure?
  • Hinata: Of course I am! An exhibit that doesn't display its finest piece is like a dojo without any warriors. We've got to put this where everyone can see it. Right, Shigure?
  • Shigure: Sure. You're right, Father!

With Subaki (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Subaki: Working on your art again, Shigure? You certainly have a passion for it, don't you?
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. Sorry, I didn't hear you come in. I know this is no time to be painting., since we are at war, and all...
  • Subaki: Son, don't misunderstand my intentions. I'm not here to criticize you. In fact, I think you should devote more of your time to painting! If things were different, I bet you would be a world-famous artist already.
  • Shigure: I don't know about that, but it's very kind of you to say.
  • Subaki: Don't be so modest. If I were you, I'd want to show off my talents. If only there was a way to let everyone enjoy your work.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Subaki: Hmmm, let me think... Wait! I know just what to do! Why don't we hold a solo exhibition for you?
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition? I don't know, Father. And besides, our troops are on the advance. The setup alone would be way more work than it's worth
  • Subaki: This doesn't have to be some grand event. All we need to do is resnt a tent and announce it to the troops and villagers.
  • Shigure: B-but it seems so vain to reserve a whole tent just for my personal use...
  • Subaki: No, that's the beauty of it. This would be for everyone! Art has the power to grant people peace of mind, even during difficult times.
  • Shigure: I'm not sure...
  • Subaki: I'm not going to force you, Son. What do you want to do?
  • Shigure: Well...OK. Maybe we should give the exhibition a try. But I have to admit that I'm a little scared about the idea.
  • Subaki: Don't worry. This is going to be great! We should get started straightaway. I'll go and try and recruit some people to help!
  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hello, Father...
  • Subaki: Is something wrong, Shigure? You're acting a bit mousy today.
  • Shigure: Well... You've done so much to make this exhibition a possibility. I just wanted to say thanks.
  • Subaki: Now, Son, I really haven't done that much. The townsfolk deserve most of the credit. They've been a huge help. Everyone is eager to see your paintings. Honestly, you're the one who made this all possible.
  • Shigure: If you say so...
  • Subaki: Are you feeling nervous?
  • Shigure: Sure, of course. But I'm mostly concerned about my newest painting. It's just not coming together like I hoped it would.
  • Subaki: Oh? Is this the one you're making just for the exhibition? While I appreciate your desire to make new art, time is running short. You might want to wait and finish up that piece after the show.
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would get it done. So many people have come together to give me this opportunity. And the final piece really unites the show, I have to keep going.
  • Subaki: Sure, I understand. Do whatver makes you happy. But please, don't push yourself too hard. If you get sick, this will all have been for nothing.
  • Shigure: You're right, of course. I appreciate the concern, but I have to get back to the easel.
  • Subaki: Good luck!

(Shigure leaves)

  • Subaki: What's gotten into him? He seems so fired up. I wonder why this painting is so important.

A Support Edit

  • Subaki: The big day is finally here! It's time for Shigure's exhibition! I wonder how things are going in the tent... Wow... Amazing! Look at all these people. From what I've overheard, his art seems to be quite popular with everyone. I'm so glad we decided to throw this event. It's nice to see a room filled with smiling faces for a change. But wait... Where's Shigure? I haven't seen him anywhere.
  • Shigure: *pant* ... *pant* ...
  • Subaki: Sh-Shigure?! Why are you out of breath? Wait. Did you just get here? How could you be late for your own exhibtion?!
  • Shigure: I'm very sorry, Father. I got here as soon as I could. I had to stay up all night to put the finishing touches on this painting.
  • Subaki: You did all that just for one painting?
  • Shigure: Y-yes, I did...
  • Subaki: What if you had gotten sick? We would have had to cancel this show! Think of how disappointed everyone would have been. They all worked so hard to help. You already have tons of work on display. Why didn't you stop and think?
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would complete it, no matter what. I made this because I'm thankful for everything you've done for me, Father.
  • Subaki: Wh-what...?! Th-this painting...It's me... and your mother?
  • Shigure: Yes, it is...
  • Subaki: So this is what you've been working on so tirelessly?
  • Shigure: My love for you two is beyond measure. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to pour those feelings of gratitude into this portrait.
  • Subaki: Shigure, I don't know what to say. It's just wonderful. Thank you, Son!
  • Shigure: F-Father... I can't breathe when you hug me so tightly... hahaha.
  • Subaki: You make me very proud, Son.
  • Shigure: That's kind of you to say. I'm just lucky to have such a great father.
  • Subaki: Shigure! Quickly! We can't waste any more time. This painting has to go on display!
  • Shigure: O-OK... But it's a little bit embarrassing.
  • Subaki: Why? Because it depicts your beloved parents? Don't be silly. We have to find the perfect spot to hang it up. Right, Shigure?
  • Shigure: You bet. Let's go, Father!

With Hayato (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Hayato: Good morning, Shigure. I see that you're back to painting again.
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. I didn't hear you come in. I'm sorry... I realize this isn't an appropiate time for artwork. We are at war...
  • Hayato: Relax, Son. I didn't come here to criticize how you spend your time. Personally, I love your artwork. In fact, I wish you'd paint even more. Your talent is inspiring. Truly one of a kind. I wish that you were more confident in your abilities.
  • Shigure: Thank you for the praise. It's a little embarrassing.
  • Hayato: I appreciate your modesty... But that's precisely why no one knows how talented you really are. We must find a way to share your artwork with the world!
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Hayato: Hmmm, let me think... Ah, I know just what to do. We'll hold a solo exhibition for your favorite works.
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition? I don't think I could pull that off... And besides, our troops are on the advance. The setup alone would be way more work than it's worth!
  • Hayato: It doesn't need to be some grand event. It's simple. All we have to do is reserve a tent and invite the troops and nearby villagers.
  • Shigure: B-but it feels wrong to rent a tent for personal use...
  • Hayato: This isn't for you, Son. Artwork has the power to soothe our souls in times of great turmoil. To give peace of mind when there is none to be found. Understand, I'm not telling you this because I'm your father. I'm telling you because it's the truth. Don't you want to bring some joy to our town?
  • Shigure: I'm not sure...
  • Hayato: Well, if you're not interested, I'm certainly not going to force you into anything. What would you like to do?
  • Shigure: OK, fine... We can do the exhibition. But I have to admit I'm a little anxious about it.
  • Hayato: Outstanding! That's my boy! We should get started right away. First I'll have to head into town to find volunteers. You stay here and wait for me to return with good news!
  • (Hayato leaves)
  • Shigure: OK, Father. Thank you.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Good afternoon, Father...
  • Hayato: Hello, Shigure. Can I help you?
  • Shigure: No, I don't need anything. You've done so much to make this show a possibility. I just wanted to say thanks.
  • Hayato: Now, Son, I haven't done all that much. When I started asking around, everyone was quick to offer their help. They can't wait to see the show! You're the one who made this possible. Have a little confidence.
  • Shigure: I-I'll try.
  • Hayato: You look a bit pale. Are you nervous?
  • Shigure: A little bit. The truth is, I'm worried about my newest painting. It just isn't coming together.
  • Hayato: Oh really? Is this the one you're painting just for the exhibition? Time is running out. Do you really think you'll be able to finish? What's the use in working yourself to the bone?
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would get it done. So many people have come together to give me this opportunity. And the final piece really unites the show. I have to keep going.
  • Hayato: I understand. Just don't push yourself to the brink. If you make yourself ill, this will all have been for nothing.
  • Shigure: You're right, of course. I appreciate your concern, but I have to get back to the easel.
  • Hayato: Very well. Good luck.
  • (Shigure leaves)
  • Hayato: He seems troubled. I wonder what he's painting...

A Support Edit

  • Hayato: The big day is finally here! It's time for Shigure's exhibition! I'd better take a peek inside the tent. Wow... This is amazing! What a gigantic crowd. From everything I've overheard, it seems like his paintings are very popular! What a smashing success. This certainly was a great idea. I'm pretty proud of myself! But wait... Where is Shigure? I haven't seen him here. How could he be missing? This is his night!
  • Shigure: *pant* ... *pant* ...
  • Hayato: Sh-Shigure?! Where have you been? Why are you just now arriving here? How could you be late to your own exhibition? I'ts already under way.
  • Shigure: I'm very sorry, Father. I got here as soon as I could. I had to stay up all night to put the finishing touches on this painting.
  • Hayato: All night?! Just for a painting?
  • Shigure: Y-yes...
  • Hayato: What are you thinking? There are already plenty of paintings here! If you'd made yourself sick, we would have had to cancel! How could you have done something so thoughtless?
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would complete it, no matter what. I made this because I'm thankful for everything you've done for me, Father.
  • Hayato: What dou you mean?! Wait... Th-this is your mother... and me.
  • Shigure: Yes, it is...
  • Hayato: This is what you've been working so tirelessly on?
  • Shigure: My love for you two is beyond measure. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to pour those feelings of gratitude into this portrait.
  • Hayato: Shigure... You're such a fool. A foolish... thoughtful son! *sob*
  • Shigure: F-Father, it hurts when you hug me so firmly... hahaha.
  • Hayato: I'm lucky to have such a wonderful son.
  • Shigure: That's very kind of you to say.
  • Hayato: Mhm... We don't have time to be sentimental! We've got to get this painting on the wall as quickly as possible.
  • Shigure: O-OK... But it's a little embarrassing, though...
  • Hayato: Well sure, maybe a little bit. But it's not much of an exhibit if you don't display your finest work. We have to find the perfect place to put this so everyone can see it. OK?
  • Shigure: Sure, Father!

With Kaden (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Kaden: There you are, Shigure. I see that you're back at the easel again.
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. Sorry, I didn't hear you come in. I know this is no time for painting, since we're at war and all...
  • Kaden: Why are you apologizing to me? Feel free to paint whenever you want. I'm not judging. You have such a keen talent, I honestly think you should paint even more. With a great deal of practice, i think you could become a truly great artist.
  • Shigure: That's very flattering, Father.
  • Kaden: Why are you so modest? I think everyone should know how gifted you are! There must be a way for everyone to enjoy all your fine canvases.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Kaden: Hmm... Let me think... I've got it! How would you feel about holding a solo exhibition?
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition? I don't know, Father. And besides, our troops are on the advance. The setup alone would be way more work than it's worth.
  • Kaden: I really don't think it would be any trouble. All we need to do is reserve a tent and announce it to the troops and villagers.
  • Shigure: B-but it seems to vain to reserve a whole tent just for my personal use.
  • Kaden: This would be for everyone. I think it might spread some joy throughout town. It could be a reprieve from the endless onslaught of war. Isn't that a wonderful thought?
  • Shigure: I'm not sure...
  • Kaden: I certainly won't force you. So, what do you say?
  • Shigure: OK, fine... Maybe we should give the exhibition a try. But I have to admit that I'm a little scared about the idea.
  • Kaden: Don't be! This will be quite an event. Let's strike while the iron's hot. I'm going to ask around town for help!
  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hello, Father...
  • Kaden: Shigure! Is something wrong? You look a bit sad...
  • Shigure: Well... You've done so much to make this exhibition a possibility. I just wanted to say thanks.
  • Kaden: That's sweet of you. But I haven't really done anything special. Honestly, the villagers have done most of the legwork. Everyone is pitching in because they can't wait to see your paintings.
  • Shigure: If you say so...
  • Kaden: Huh? Shigure, are you nervous?
  • Shigure: Sure, of course. But I'm mostly concerned about my newest painting. It's just not coming together like I hoped it would.
  • Kaden: Is this the one that you're making just for the exhibition? Don't get me wrong, I'm excited to see your new work. But there isn't much time before the day of the show. Maybe you should just focus on the art that is already complete.
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would get it done. So many people have come together to give me this opportunity. And the final piece really unites the show. I have to keep going.
  • Kaden: Are you sure? Please, don't push yourself too hard. If you get sick, this will all be for nothing.
  • Shigure: I appreciate your concern, but I'll be fine. I should get back to painting.
  • Kaden: OK. Good luck!
  • Kaden: So he's working on a new piece, huh? I wonder what he's painting...

A Support Edit

  • Kaden: The big day is finally here! It's time for Shigure's solo exhibition! I wonder how things are going in the tent. Here I go... W-WOW! This is incredible! The show is totally packed. And everyone looks so happy. Isn't this amazing, Shigure?! Wait a minute. He's not here. Where in the world could he be?
  • Shigure: *pant*...*pant*...
  • Kaden: Sh-Shigure?! What happened? Why are you out of breath? Are you just now getting here? How could you be late to your own exhibition?!
  • Shigure: I'm very sorry, Father. I got here as soon as I could. I had to stay up all night to put the finishing touches on this painting.
  • Kaden: WHAAT?! You stayed up ALL NIGHT?!
  • Shigure: Y-yes, I did...
  • Kaden: Don't you recall when I told you not to push yourself? There are already a ton of gorgeous works hanging here. Take a look around. Your art is clearly making everyone happy. Why would you jeopardize the show just for one more painting?
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would complete it, no matter what. I made this because I'm thankful for everything you've done for me, Father.
  • Kaden: Wh-what? Is this...your mother and me...?
  • Shigure: Yes, it is...
  • Kaden: So this is what you've been working on so tirelessly?
  • Shigure: My love for you two is beyond measure. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to pour those feelings of gratitude into this portrait.
  • Kaden: Shigure, I don't know what to say. You really are an amazing son! I'm the happiest father in the world!
  • Shigure: It's hard to breathe when you hug me so tightly...hahaha.
  • Kaden: I couldn't be more proud. You really captured my likeness quite well.
  • Shigure: Thanks, Father.
  • Kaden: Heheheh! There's no time to spare. We have to hustle and get this painting on display!
  • Shigure: O-OK... It's a little embarrassing, though.
  • Kaden: Why? Because it's an image of your eye-catching parents? This is something to be proud of, not embarrassed! You were right. It's clearly the finest piece in the whole show. Don't you agree, Shigure?
  • Shigure: S-sure, Father!

With Xander (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Xander: Hello, Shigure. Painting again?
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. Sorry, I didn't hear you come in. I know this is no time for painting, since we're at war and all.
  • Xander: I have no intention of scolding you, Son. Quite the opposite. In times of struggle. it's difficult to follow your passions. I'm sorry that you have to go through this. The Truth is, I think you're a genuinely gifted artist. It's important that you focus on your work. Don't let the outside world distract you.
  • Shigure: That's kind of you to say. But I honestly don't think I have much of a future as an artist.
  • Xander: You and your modesty...Why don't you show off this artwork? All these fine paintings are going to waste.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Xander: I just had an idea...How would you feel about having a solo exhibition for all your work?
  • Shigure: An exhibition? I could never do that! Besides, our troops are on the advance. The setup alone would be way more work than it's worth.
  • Xander: This won't be some opulent affair. All we need to do is reserve a tent and let everyone in town known about the event. It shouldn't be a problem.
  • Shigure: B-but it seems so vain to reserve a whole tent just for personal use.
  • Xander: Please, don't misunderstand, Shigure. In exhausting times, it's especially important to find peace of mind. Your paintings can bring relief and joy to our community. Don't you see? This event could benefit everyone.
  • Shigure: I'm not sure...
  • Xander: If you're unwilling, I'm not going to force you. But please consider it. What do you say, Son?
  • Shigure: OK, fine...We can try it, I guess. But I have to admit that it makes me a bit anxious.
  • Xander: Don't be. We should get the ball rolling right away. I'll head into town to recruit some helpers and turn this idea into a reality. See you soon, Son
  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hello, Father...
  • Xander: Shigure, what's on your mind?
  • Shigure: Well... You've done so much to make this exhibition a reality. I just wanted to say thanks.
  • Xander: You're expressing your gratitude to the wrong party, Son. Many villagers pitched in to help set up your exhibition. Things are coming together very rapidly.
  • Shigure: Oh...
  • Xander: Hmm? Shigure, are you nervous?
  • Shigure: Of course. But mostly I'm concerned about my newest painting. It's just not coming together like I hoped it would.
  • Xander: Is this the painting you're creating for the special occasion? It would be great to add it to the show, but time is running short. There is still much to prepare for. Perhaps you should return to completing this piece after the show?
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would get it done. So many people have come together to give me this opportunity. And the final piece really unites the show. I have to keep going.
  • Xander: I understand. But please, don't overdo it. If you make yourself ill, this will all be for nothing.
  • Shigure: Don't worry. Thank you, Father. I should return to my easel.
  • Xander: Very well. Just promise to look after yourself.
  • (Shigure leaves)
  • Xander: He certainly is fixated on this new painting... I wonder what the subject is...

A Support Edit

  • Xander: It's the big day. Shigure's exhibition is finally under way. I wonder how it's going inside? Wow... This is amazing. Look at all these people... From what I've overheard, the crowd seems to be enjoying his work. The show is a wonderful success. But where in the world is Shigure? I haven't seen him anywhere...
  • Shigure: *pant...pant*
  • Xander: Son, what happened? You're late! Where have you been?
  • Shigure: Sorry about that, Father. I've been up all night finishing my painting.
  • Xander: Oh? Is that the new painting you were telling me about?
  • Shigure: Y-yes, it is...
  • Xander: Don't you remember when I warned you to be careful? Even without this last piece, there are more than enough paintings here.
  • Shigure: I know. But I promised myself that I would complete it, no matter what. I made this because I'm thankful for everything you've done for me.
  • Xander: This is...myself and your mother?
  • Shigure: Yes, it's a portrait of you and Mother. I wanted to use this chance to paint it, at any cost.
  • Xander: So this is what you've been so devoted to working on?
  • Shigure: Yes, Father. My love for you two cannot be measured. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to put all those feelings into this portrait.
  • Xander: Shigure... This is quite a surprise. I had absolutely no idea what you were up to!
  • Shigure: F-Father, it hurts when you hug me so tightly... Hahaha.
  • Xander: I am very lucky to have such a thoughtful boy like you.
  • Shigure: I'm lucky too.
  • Xander: I'm glad you think so. There's no time to waste! We have to put this painting on display.
  • Shigure: OK... But it's a little embarrassing.
  • Xander: I swear, it isn't. This exhibition wouldn't be complete without the finest piece on the wall! We have to find the best spot in this whole tent so everyone can see it. Do you mind, Son?
  • Shigure: No, of course not. Let's go!

With Leo (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Leo: Painting again, Shigure?
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. Sorry, I didn't hear you come in. I know this is no time for artwork, since we're at war and all.
  • Leo: Son, I didn't come here to criticize you. In fact, I think your talent is a rare gift. But considering that we're in the middle of a war, you can't focus solely on art. Granted, I wish you could. It's clearly a wonderful use of your time.
  • Shigure: That's kind of you to say, but I'm not so sure about that.
  • Leo: Don't be so modest. In different times, you would probably be a famous artist. Now that I think about it, I hate to think of you squandering that potential. There must be some way for me to support you...
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Leo: Let me think for a minute... I know just what to do. How would you feel about holding a solo exhibition?
  • Shigure: An exhibition? I could never do that! Besides, our troops are on the advance. The setup alone would be way more work than it's worth.
  • Leo: Why do you say that? I don't foresee any issues there.We'll simply use a spare tent and enlist some villagers to help.
  • Shigure: B-but it seems so vain to reserve a whole tent just for my personal use.
  • Leo: It's obvious that the troops are exhausted from the trials of war. Their fighting spirit is beginning to wane. I believe your exhibition could be a perfect reprieve from their hardship.
  • Shigure: I'm not sure...
  • Leo: Don't you see? An exhibition would benefit our entire community. This show isn't just for you. It's for everybody. If the idea isn't to your liking, I won't force you to do anything. What do you say?
  • Shigure: Ok, fine... We can give it a shot. But I have to admit that it makes me a bit anxious.
  • Leo: Heh, I understand. We should get started right away. I'll head into town to recruit some volunteers.
  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hello, Father...
  • Leo: There you are, Shigure. Is something on your mind?
  • Shigure: Well... You've done so much to make this exhibition a possibility. I just wanted to say thanks.
  • Leo: There's no need for that. Honestly, I haven't done all that much. Everything is coming together swiftly due to all the hard work from the villagers. They were galvanized into action because everyone is excited to see your work. You should take pride in your efforts.
  • Shigure: Hmm...
  • Leo: Are you feeling nervous?
  • Shigure: Of course. But mostly I'm concerned about my newest painting. It's just not coming together like I hoped it would.
  • Leo: Is this the one you're painting just for the big occasion? A brand-new work would obviously add prestige to the affair. Unfortunately, we're running out of time. If the painting isn't going well, you my have to finish it after the show.
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would get it done. So many people have come together to give me this opportunity. and the final piece really unites the show. I have to keep going.
  • Leo: Oh... Well, I understand. Just don't work too hard. If you make yourself ill, all this effort will have been for nothing.
  • Shigure: I'll be sure to take care, Father. Now if you'll excuse me, I should get back to it.
  • Leo: Of course. Do your best, Son.
  • (Shigure leaves)
  • Leo: He sure is fixated on that painting. I wonder how it will turn out...

A Support Edit

  • Leo: The big day has finally arrived. Shigure's exhibition is under way. Time to see how things are going... Wow... What an exceptional crow. There are more people here than I imagined. And from what I'm overhearing, everyone seems to love the art. Heh... Yes, I think it's safe to say that this event is a great success. Wait a minute... Where is Shigure? I don't see him anywhere...
  • Shigure: *pant...pant*
  • Leo: Shigure?! What happened? Why are you only arriving just now? How could you be late for your own show?!
  • Shigure: Sorry about that, Father. I've been up all night working on my painting.
  • Leo: the one that's been causing you so much trouble lately?
  • Shigure: Y-yes, that's the one...
  • Leo: For the gods' sake, don't you remember when I told you not to overdo it? Why are you so fixated on this piece? Aren't there enough canvases here?
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would complete it, no matter what. I made it because I'm thankful for everything you've done for me.
  • Leo: This painting... It's your mother and me.
  • Shigure: Yes, it's a portrait of you two.
  • Leo: So this is what you've been devoting all your time to?
  • Shigure: Indeed. My love for you and Mother cannot be measured. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to put all those feelings into this portrait.
  • Leo: Shigure... You've been acting so nonchalant while keeping this secret from me. I had no idea...
  • Shigure: F-Father... It hurts when you hug me so tightly... Hahaha.
  • Leo: Sorry about that. It's just that you've made me very proud.
  • Shigure: I feel the same way about you, Father.
  • Leo: Heh... Wait a minute. This isn't the time for a heart-to-heart! We have to put this painting on display!
  • Shigure: OK. It's a little embarrassing though...
  • Leo: Why? Because it's personal? Son, it wouldn't be much of an exhibit if the finest painting here wasn't on display! Let's go find the perfect spot for it. You don't really mind, do you?
  • Shigure: No, of course not. I know just where it should go!

With Laslow (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Laslow: Shigure! You're back to painting again?
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. Sorry, I didn't hear you come in. I know this is no time for painting, since we're at war and all.
  • Laslow: That's not true! I didn't come here to scold you. Honestly, I really like your paintings. I think you should spend more time on artwork!
  • Shigure: That's kind of you to say. But I really don't think I have much of a future as an artist.
  • Laslow: Heheh. You and I are similar. At the end of the day, we're both pretty shy. In a different time, I know you would have become a brilliant artist. If only there was a way to show off your paintings to more people...
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Laslow: Let me think for a minute... Wait! I have a great idea. We will hold a big solo exhibition for you!
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition? I could never do that. Besides, our troops are on the advance. The setup alone would be way more work than it's worth.
  • Laslow: This doesn't have to be some grand affair. All we have to do is reserve a spacious tent and invite all the villagers and soldiers.
  • Shigure: B-but it seems so vain to reserve a whole tent just for my personal use.
  • Laslow: I think that your paintings might be able to grant some peace of mind. With everyone exhausted from the war, the people could use a night of fun.
  • Shigure: I'm not sure...
  • Laslow: I'm not trying to force you to do anything. What do you say?
  • Shigure: OK, fine... We can try it, I guess. But I have to admit that it makes me a bit anxious.
  • Laslow: Don't be! This will be great! Let's get right to business. I'll go try and round up some volunteers in town. I'll be back with some good news soon!

(Laslow leaves)

  • Shigure: Thank you, Father!

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hello, Father...
  • Laslow: Hey there, Shigure! Say, is something on your mind?
  • Shigure: Well... You've done so much to make this exhibition a possibility. I just wanted to say thanks.
  • Laslow: Oh don't be silly. I haven't done much of anything. Things are coming together because of all the help from the volunteers. They're all so enthusiastic because they can't wait to see your work!
  • Shigure: O-oh, I see...
  • Laslow: Son, are you feeling nervous?
  • Shigure: Of course. But mostly I'm concerned about my newest painting. It's just not coming together like I hoped it would.
  • Laslow: New painting? Oh, right! The one you've been working on just for the show, right? Time's running out! While I would love to see it, maybe you should just finish it after the event is over.
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would get it done. So many people have come together to give me this opportunity. And the final piece really unites the show. I have to keep going.
  • Laslow: OK, if you say so. But please, don't work yourself into the ground. If you make yourself sick, we will have to cancel the show.
  • Shigure: Don't worry, I'll be careful. I should get back to my painting. Good-bye, Father.
  • Laslow: Hang in there, Son!

(Shigure leaves)

  • Laslow: A new painting, huh? I wonder what he's working on...

A Support Edit

  • Laslow: The exhibition has finally begun! I better take a peek inside the tent... Wow... Look at this crowd! What a remarkable turnout. This is impressive. And there's no shortage of gorgeous ladies here as well... Wait, stop it! None of that today! It's nice to see so many smiles for once. I think it's fair to say this event is a big hit. Shigure really should be proud. Huh? Wait, I haven't seen him here. Where could he possibly be?
  • Shigure: *pant*...*pant*...
  • Laslow: S-Son, what happened?! Did you just arrive? I hope nothing bad occurred on your way here.
  • Shigure: Sorry about that, Father. I've been up all night finishing something.
  • Laslow: What's that under your arm? Is it the painting you've been working on?
  • Shigure: Y-yes, it is...
  • Laslow: Shigure, I'm glad that you have a good, solid work ethic. But don't you remember me telling you not to overdo it? Even if you hadn't finished this in time, there's still a ton of great paintings here. What if you had made yourself sick? All that hard work would have been totally pointless!
  • Shigure: I know. But I promised myself that I would complete it, no matter what. I made this because I'm thankful for everything you've done for me, Father.
  • Laslow: What the—?! Th-this is me...and your mother?!
  • Shigure: Yes, it's a portrait of you two.
  • Laslow: So this is what you've been working so hard on lately? I had no idea...
  • Shigure: Yes, Father. My love for you and Mother cannot be measured. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to put all those feelings into this portrait.
  • Laslow: Son, this is the finest painting that I've ever seen! You truly are a remarkable artist.
  • Shigure: F-Father, it hurts when you hug me so tightly... Hahaha.
  • Laslow: Eheheh, sorry about that! I was overcome with emotion for a moment. You make me very proud.
  • Shigure: I feel the same way!
  • Laslow: Thank you, Son. Why are we just standing around? We have to get this painting on display!
  • Shigure: O-OK. It is a little embarrassing, though...
  • Laslow: I realize that having something personal out in the open isn't easy. But this wouldn't be a true exhibition if we didn't put this painting on the wall too! Let's put it where everyone can see it. Is that all right with you, Shigure?
  • Shigure: Sure, Father. Let's put it up!

With Odin (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Odin: Ah, there you are, Shigure. Still painting that picture of yours, I see.
  • Shigure: Oh, hello, Father. I'm sorry, I didn't hear you come in. I apologize. I shouldn't be spending my my time on such frivolous pursuits. We are at war, after all.
  • Odin: You have absolutely no need to feel a shred of embarrassment, my son. It's clear that the goddess of art looks with favor upon you. Follow those magnificent instincts of yours, and create whatever you wish! Don't forget to ignore the prodding eyes of those who don't understand true brilliance.
  • Shigure: Hahaha. That's very kind of you to say, Father.
  • Odin: Now let me have a look. Hmm... I must admit that you rather lack a flair for the dramatic. Still, it's a tragedy that your work has so little opportunity to be appreciated. I only wish there was a to introduce this genius of yours to the whole world.
  • Shigure: Father, don't be ridiculous.
  • Odin: Wait... Just maybe... Eureka! I know what to do! We bring together a menagerie of imagined worlds, trapped in oak frames... And we house each piece under one roof. What I mean to say is, why don't we have an exhibition of all your work?
  • Shigure; A-a solo exhibition? I don't think I'm ready for that. Not to mention that our troops on the advance. It seems like a lot more trouble than it's actually worth.
  • Odin: Heh, you must have forgotten who you're addressing. I always make the impossible happen! For I am Odin Dark! All we have to do is rent a nice large tent. I'm sure the villages and soldiers will be happy to help. Yes, I believe we can pull this off without an issue.
  • Shigure: It just seems absurd for me to reserve a whole tent for personal use...
  • Odin: Nonsense! Your artistic skill is a gift from the heavens! A true treasure for the entire nation... No, for all of humanity to admire! Hiding this precious gift would be worse than committing the most heinous crime. The choice is yours. Will you be a derelict who spits on your god-given talent... or will you blaze your own trail as a true artist?
  • Shigure: Fine, Father. I will put on this solo exhibition. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
  • Odin: Too true! And with that, our contract is sealed. I swear that I'll do everything in my power to make this Banquet of Beauty a reality! Let our journey begin! We must gather more supplicants to our cause!

(Odin leaves)

  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hello, Father.
  • Odin: Ah, Shigure. Can I help you?
  • Shigure: Well, I've been thinking... You've done so much to make this exhibition happen. I just wanted to thank you. For everything.
  • Odin: Hahaha... It was no trouble. I had plenty of assistance... For no mortal can resist my command when under the spell of Black Vespa! Actually, most people wanted to help with the exhibition right away. I didn't have to use my dark powers at all. Hehe... Hahahaha...
  • Shigure: O-oh, I see...
  • Odin: Shigure, what's wrong? You look nervous.
  • Shigure: Maybe a little. The truth is, I'm not very proud of my newest painting. It... It still leaves something to be desired.
  • Odin: Oh? Are you referring to the new piece for the exhibition? Our event draws near... You must be courageous and divorce yourself form doubt and delusion. For you are a young champion of the arts!
  • Shigure: Of course. I must double my efforts to fix the piece. Everyone has put in so much effort to provide this opportunity for me.
  • Odin: I appreciate the commitment to excellence, but make sure to know your limits.
  • Shigure: Thank you, Father. If you'll excuse me, I must return to painting.
  • Odin: Excellent. And remember. Chin up!

(Shigure leaves)

  • Odin: That's odd... He has more fire in his belly than usual... I wonder what that boy is getting up to...

A Support Edit

  • Odin: Finally, the big day has arrived! My son's own exhibit, at long last... The Banquet of Beauty! But first, I must inspect the tent... Hmm... Well, well, look at all these people. They've come in droves to see his art. And it seems that Shigure's work is going over well with the masses. Hahaha, yes, I feel it's safe to say that this banquet is a roaring success! Thanks to my tireless efforts, of course. I'm sure you agree, don't you, Shigure? Wh-where did he go? I can't see my Shigure anywhere! My gods! What if he was taken by some secret society bent on eradicating all beauty?!
  • Shigure: *pant*...*pant*
  • Odin: Sh-Shigure! Son! Thank goodness! You must have been able to escape the secret society just in time! Were you forced to use cunning or raw physical prowess to escape their clutches? Those villains are doubtlessly plotting their next move... But fear not! I will protect you!
  • Shigure: Father, calm down. I'm sorry for being late. I had to stay up all night to perfect the final painting in the series.
  • Odin: Wh-what? That's all? So that fiendish society doesn't exist?
  • Shigure: N-no, not at all. I'm perfectly safe...
  • Odin: Well then... That's certainly for the best. Wait, what am I saying? Staying up all night is absolutely unacceptable! What if, in a moment of exhaustion, you were to injure yourself? We would have to cancel the entire show! There is already plenty of art here. Why did you feel it necessary to push yourself so hard?
  • Shigure: I-I'm sorry... I just wanted to finish this painting. I made it to show you my gratitude, Father.
  • Odin: Whatever do you mean? Th-this painting is of... your mother...and me?
  • Shigure: Yes, it's a portrait of you two. It was very important to finish it at any cost.
  • Odin: So this whole time, you were painting this?
  • Shigure: Yes... I wanted you both to know how much I appreciate and love you. If not for you two, I would have never entered this world. None of these paintings would ever exist. So I did what I could to harness my talent and pour that gratitude into the painting.
  • Odin: Shigure... Y-you...you are... truly an amazing child. This is the finest work of art that these eyes have ever seen!
  • Shigure: F-Father... I'm glad you like it. But when you hug me so tight, it's hard to breathe. Whew. That's better, hahaha.
  • Odin: Son, I feel as if my heart is nearly bursting with pride at your marvelous work. I'm so proud of you. Bravo!
  • Shigure: Thank you. I'm very proud to be your child.
  • Odin: Haha... I'm glad to hear it. Now then! This is no time to linger. We must hang this piece along with the others!
  • Shigure: Certainly. It is a little embarrassing, though.
  • Odin: Nonsense! Frankly, without it here, we could never call this the Banquet of Beauty! Am I wrong, Shigure?
  • Shigure: No... You're right, Father!

With Niles (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

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

B Support Edit

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

A Support Edit

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

With Arthur (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Arthur: Shigure? Back to painting again, eh?
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. Sorry, I didn't hear you come in. I know this is no time for painting, since we're at war and all.
  • Arthur: No, please, don't misunderstand. I'm not upset that you're painting. Quite the opposite, in fact. I'm actually saddened by your situation. I truly believe you could have become a world-class artist in a different time.
  • Shigure: That's very flattering, Father. But I don't know about that.
  • Arthur: Modesty is one of your many virtues. If only there was a way to show off all these paintings of yours. Hmm... I'm sure I can think of something.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Arthur: Wait, I know just what to do! Eureka! Shigure, we will throw a big solo exhibition for you!
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition? I could never do that! Besides, our troops are on the advance. The setup alone would be way more work than it's worth.
  • Arthur: Don't worry too much about the details. All we have to do is rent a tent and enlist the villagers and soldiers to help. Then we just have to show off your art!
  • Shigure: B-but it seems so vain to reserve a whole tent just for my personal use.
  • Arthur: You're missing the point. This isn't just for you. It's for the whole community! With war raging, we need art to soothe our souls more than ever. That's something that only you can do!
  • Shigure: I'm not sure...
  • Arthur: I'm not trying to force your hand. If you aren't comfortable, I understand.
  • Shigure: OK, fine... Maybe we should give the exhibition a try. But I have to admit that the idea makes me a little anxious.
  • Arthur: Don't be! This will be an incredible event! We need to get started right away. There's no time to waste! I'm going to run into town to start recruiting some helpers. Time is of the essence, and careful preparation is key! Talk to you soon!

(Arthur leaves)

  • Shigure: OK. Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hello, Father...
  • Arthur: Ah, Shigure! Is something wrong? You look upset today.
  • Shigure: Well... You've done so much to make this exhibition a possibility. I just wanted to say thanks.
  • Arthur: Hahaha! Now, Son, I really haven't done anything all that important. As soon as I started talking about the exhibition, everyone wanted to help. I was asked to stay away after accidents occurred during the preparations. So really, it's everyone else you should thank. But things are going smoothly! Just relax and get ready for your big day!
  • Shigure: I-I'll try...
  • Arthur: Hmm? Shigure, are you nervous?
  • Shigure: A little bit. But mostly I'm concerned about my newest painting. It's just not coming together like I hoped it would.
  • Arthur: Right, the one you're making specifically for the exhibition, yes? While I would love to see a new work from you, time is running short. Is it really necessary to complete one more piece? You already have so many paintings.
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would get it done. So many people have come together to give me this opportunity. And the final piece really unites the show. I have to keep going.
  • Arthur: Hmm... Is that so? Working yourself to the bone is no good. Please, don't push yourself too hard.
  • Shigure: I'll try not to. Thank you, Father. I should probably get back to my painting.
  • Arthur: Do your best, Son!

(Shigure leaves)

  • Arthur: I wonder why he's so dedicated to finishing this last painting?

A Support Edit

  • Arthur: After tireless preparations, the big day is finally here! Shigure's solo exhibition! I've stayed far away to ensure that nothing unnatural occurred. I'm sure my presence now is perfectly fine. The spectators are still pouring in. There's quite a bit of noise coming from inside the tent. Incredible... The show is filled to the brim. What an impressive turnout! And from what I've overheard, Shigure's art is earning rave reviews. I think it's safe to say that this event is a great success. This was obviously one of my better ideas. But where is the man of the hour?
  • Shigure: *pant*...*pant*...
  • Arthur: Shigure? Why are you out of breath? Did you just arrive? How could you be late to your own event?
  • Shigure: Sorry about that, Father. I've been up all night finishing my painting.
  • Arthur: What?! All night?
  • Shigure: Y-yes.
  • Arthur: Son, I appreciate your passionate commitment to the arts. But if you had made yourself ill, this event could have been canceled. Look around. There are plenty of paintings on the walls. Why was it so important to push yourself?
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would complete it, no matter what. I made this because I'm thankful for everything you've done for me, Father.
  • Arthur: Wh-what?! Th-this painting...it's of Azura and myself?
  • Shigure: Yes, it is.
  • Arthur: So this is what's taken up all of your time?
  • Shigure: My love for you two is beyond measure. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to put all those feelings into this portrait.
  • Arthur: Y-you really took me by surprise. I'm at a loss for words. But I must say... Thank you! I am eternally grateful for this honor, Shigure!
  • Shigure: F-Father, I can't breathe when you hug me so tightly, hahaha.
  • Arthur: You're a wonderful son. I couldn't be more proud of you.
  • Shigure: Thank you. It's an honor to be your son.
  • Arthur: Indeed... Ah! There's no time for dallying! This piece must be put on display!
  • Shigure: Now I'm a little bit embarrassed.
  • Arthur: Why? Because this painting depicts your handsome parents? Be proud! Everyone should see this! There's no doubt about it. This is the finest canvas here! We'll have to find the perfect place to hang it up. Right, Son?
  • Shigure: That's right, Father!

With Benny (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Benny: Are you painting again, Shigure?
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. Sorry, I didn't hear you come in. I know this is no time for painting, since we're at war and all.
  • Benny: No, no, I wasn't mad at you, Son. To be honest, I feel sorry for you. If it weren't for these harsh times, I really believe you would be a famous artist.
  • Shigure: Ha, that's kind of you to say, but I doubt it.
  • Benny: I think your art is very meaningful. Your paintings inspire me to reflect—to look back at my regrets... Anyway, there must be a way...for us to show off these paintings.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Benny: Wait... That's it. We will throw a solo exhibition for your work!
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition? I could never do that. Besides, our troops are on the advance. The setup alone would be way more work than it's worth.
  • Benny: No, it will be simple. We just have to rent a tent and get the soldiers and villagers to help out.
  • Shigure: B-but it seems so vain to reserve a whole tent just for my personal use.
  • Benny: This isn't for you. Art has the power to heal our hearts. Your show can be a relief for all the people in town who are exhausted from the war.
  • Shigure: I don't know...
  • Benny: I'm not going to force you to do anything. What do you say, Shigure?
  • Shigure: OK, fine... We can try it, I guess. But I have to admit that it makes me a bit anxious.
  • Benny: I understand, but this is a good thing. I'm going to head into town to spread the word and find helpers.

(Benny leaves)

  • Shigure: Thank you, Father.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hello, Father...
  • Benny: Shigure... Is something on your mind?
  • Shigure: Well... You've done so much to make this exhibition a possibility. I just wanted to say thanks.
  • Benny: There is no need to thank me... Honestly, everyone was so excited by the idea of your exhibit that it's been easy. The whole village has been pitching in to help out. So far, all the preparations have been going smoothly.
  • Shigure: O-oh...
  • Benny: Are you feeling nervous?
  • Shigure: Of course. But mostly I'm concerned about my newest painting. It's just not coming together like I hoped it would.
  • Benny: The new one you wanted to have ready for this exhibition? It seems to be taking up a lot of your time. The event is only a few days away... If it's proving too difficult, maybe you should stop working on it for a while. You can always return to it after the show.
  • Shigure: I promised myself that I would get it done. So many people have come together to give me this opportunity. And the final piece really unites the show. I have to keep going.
  • Benny: I understand. But do me a favor. Don't overwork yourself. It's not worth getting sick to finish this final painting.
  • Shigure: Of course. Thank you, Father. I should probably get back to my easel.
  • Benny: Very well. Do your best.

(Shigure leaves)

  • Benny: Shigure certainly seems inspired. I wonder what's gotten into him...

A Support Edit

  • Benny: At last, the big day is here. Shigure's exhibition. I wonder how the final preparations came together in the tent. Wow... This is incredible. Look at all these people. From what I've overheard, it seems like the art is going over well. Yes, I think it's safe to say that this show is an absolute success. I'm so glad that we made this happen... Hmm. That's odd... I don't see Shigure anywhere...
  • Shigure: *pant*...*pant*...
  • Benny: Shigure, did you just get here? The exhibition is well under way. How could you be late to your own exhibition?
  • Shigure: Sorry about that, Father. I've been up all night finishing my painting.
  • Benny: All night? Just to finish that last piece?
  • Shigure: Y-yes...
  • Benny: I told you not to push too hard, didn't I? Look around. There are plenty of pieces hanging here. What could you really gain by adding just one more, huh? We would have had to call this off if you had made yourself sick.
  • Shigure: I know. But I promised myself that I would complete it, no matter what. I made this because I'm thankful for everything you've done for me, Father.
  • Benny: What?! Th-this is... your mother and me?
  • Shigure: Yes, it's a portrait of you and Mother. I wanted to use this chance to paint it, at any cost.
  • Benny: You've spent all your time making this?
  • Shigure: Yes, Father. My love for you two cannot be measured. You brought me into this world. Without you, I never would have been able to paint. So I wanted to put all those feelings into this portrait.
  • Benny: I'm no good with words... I-I don't know what to say... Thank you, Shigure. I'm very grateful.
  • Shigure: F-Father, it hurts when you hug me so tightly... Hahahaha.
  • Benny: I'm proud to be your father. You're a wonderful young man.
  • Shigure: Thank you...
  • Benny: Heh... We can't just sit here. This needs to get hung up alongside the rest of your art.
  • Shigure: O-OK... But it's a little embarrassing.
  • Benny: It's not much of an exhibition if the finest piece doesn't go on the wall. Everyone should see this. Right, Son?
  • Shigure: You're right, Father!

With Keaton (Father) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Keaton: Hey, Shigure! Back to painting again?
  • Shigure: Hello, Father. Sorry, I didn't hear you come in. I know this is no time for painting, since we're at war and all.
  • Keaton: Why are you apologizing? I don't see what's so bad about following your passion, even in wartime. Take me for example. I still hunt whenever the urge strikes! Keep working on those paintings, and one day you could become a great artist!
  • Shigure: That's kind of you to say, but I doubt it.
  • Keaton: Don't be so modest. It won't make you any more successful. In a wolfskin pack, those who contribute the most always walk with their heads up. Maybe you would feel better if you saw how much people like your work.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Keaton: Hmm... What's the best possile way to show of yur talnt? I know! What if we held an art exhibition to display all your paintings?
  • Shigure: A-an exhibition? I could never do that. Besides, our troops are on the advance. The setup alone would be way more work than it's worth.
  • Keaton: What do you say that? It can't be so hard. All we have to do is reserve a tent and get our troops and the villagers to help out.
  • Shigure: B-but it seems so vain to reserve a whole tent just for my personal use.
  • Keaton: This isn't just for you. Everyone's exhauste from the war going on, right? An art show could be a great way for the villagers and soldiers to unwind. Your work could be a huge relief! An excuse to have some fun!
  • Shigure: I don't know...
  • Keaton: Listen, if you don't want to, no pressure. I can try and come up with a different plan. What do you think?
  • Shigure: OK, Fine... We can try it, I guess. But I have to admit that it makes me a bit anxious.
  • Keaton: Outstanding! I'll go ask some villagers to help out with the event. See you soon!
  • Shigure: OK. Thank you, Father.

With Kana (Female) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Kana: Hmph!
  • Shigure: What troubles you, Kana?
  • Kana: Papa can't play with me. I'm bored.
  • Shigure: I'm surprised that your father ever has any time to play. He's endlessly bussy.
  • Kana: Your mama's just the same.
  • Shigure: Yes, true. Your father and my mother both carry such heavy burdens. I can hardly blame them for not having much time to spend with us children.
  • Kana: B-b-but doesn't my papa know how bored I get around here? I can't stand it sometimes. Don't you feel the same exact way?
  • Shigure: No. I've outgrown that sort of thinking.
  • Kana: What?! You don't want to play with your mama anymore?
  • Shigure: I love spending time with her. But if she can't, I don't get upset.
  • Kana: How can you not? You just don't like playing with your mama! You must be one of those awful things I've heard about! You're a... a... TEENAGER!
  • Shigure: Yes, I'm of a teen year. But a teenager? I just don't think of myself that way.
  • Kana: You are! You're a teenager! That's worse than having cooties! Run away! RUN AWAY!

(Kana leaves)

  • Shigure: What the—?

B Support Edit

  • Kana: Oh, it's you, Shigure.
  • Shigure: Kana, please, about our last talk...
  • Kana: What, teenager? Still hate your mama, teenager?
  • Shigure: No, please. I don't. You've misunderstood.
  • Kana: It seems clear to me.
  • Shigure: When you get to my age, it's natural not to be tied to your mother's apron strings.
  • Kana: What does that even mean?
  • Shigure: In the journey from childhood to adulthood, we all gain some distance from parents. That's how we become independent.
  • Kana: Independent? But I need my papa. We've only just been reunited! Am I wrong for wanting to have fun with Papa even once I'm an adult too?
  • Shigure: Of course not. I want to spend lots of time with my mother as I grow older. But children maintain a healthy distance with their parents as time goes on.
  • Kana: What sort of distance is healthy?! Who told you this junk?! Admit it, Shigure! You've become one of those evil monsters! A teenager! Why can't you just say it?!
  • Shigure: I don't like that label.
  • Kana: And you hate your parents! Just admit that you do!
  • Shigure: But I don't. I just don't cling to them.
  • Kana: Teenager, teenager!
  • Shigure: You're acting like more like a teenager than I am, Kana.
  • Kana: Me?! Take it back!
  • Shigure: I mean that you're behaving like a brat right now.
  • Kana: That's not what being a teenager is! You're one. Not me! I hate you, Shigure. You hear me? I HATE YOU.

(Kana leaves)

  • Shigure: Wait, Kana! I don't hate my parents. And I don't hate you! Why are you taking all of this so wrong? Ugh. I'm really digging myself a hole here...

A Support Edit

  • Shigure: Kana, if I could have a word?
  • Kana: Spare me your evil teenspeak!
  • Shigure: I need to tell you how much it hurts my feelings when you say things like that. I also want to apologize for saying that you were being a brat.
  • Kana: Yes? Go on.
  • Shigure: With my apology? I thought I just did that. But, er... All right. You love your parents. I shouldn't have told you it's natural to separate. That may be my way. But it won't be the same for everyone.
  • Kana: I'm glad to hear it, Shigure. But, uh, I'm sorry too.
  • Shigure: You have nothing to apologize for, Kana.
  • Kana: I've given it some thought. Maybe I'm starting to be one of THEM. A teenager, like you said. But I'm going to hold on to my papa for dear life, no matter what.
  • Shigure: We all go through a rebellious phase.
  • Kana: Rebellious phase?
  • Shigure: Or so I'm told about growing up. I think I may have skipped it accidentally. Maybe by being in my Deeprealm. I grew up out of step with my parents. Maybe my rebellious phase is still coming.
  • Kana: You think?
  • Shigure: Our parents walk with us on the path from childhood to adulthood. For the first part anyway. But did ours? Now an then. But mostly... not. Maybe you and I are more alike than we realized. Will we rebel? Or won't we?
  • Kana: I vote for no. I don't like fighting.
  • Shigure: Then you might be in luck. Maybe you'll skip being a teenager, Kana.
  • Kana: Maybe you will too! You don't seem like you enjoy fighting either.
  • Shigure: Perhaps.
  • Kana: What a relief! That's all behind us. We're friends now, right?
  • Shigure: We always were, Kana!

S Support Edit

  • Kana: Shigure!
  • Shigure: Good friend, what's wrong?
  • Kana: Er, Shigure...
  • Shigure: Yes? Come on. We don't need to keep anything from each other.
  • Kana: I... I think I might be turning into one of those teen creatures! Maybe?
  • Shigure: Do you? You were hoping to skip the whole rebellious phase. You didn't rebel against your father in some way, did you?
  • Kana: No, of course not! But after you and I last spoke about that rebellious phase... I can't stop thinking about it. I've got to do something ro rebel—just a little! I want you to join my very small rebellion, Shigure.
  • Shigure: You want me to join your cause? How far we've come. It seemed that once you hated me.
  • Kana: I never did. I just hated the idea of changing. You were always my friend.
  • Shigure: Then I will join your little rebellion, Kana. Just the two of us?
  • Kana: Sure, I think that's best.
  • Shigure: I suppose, since we both know that it was like to grow up in the Deeprealms.
  • Kana: We survived that! And we'll survive this rebellious phase too!
  • Shigure: An ideal plan, Kana. We'll come out the other side as incredible adults! Our parents will be proud that we've managed it all on our own.
  • Kana: Ha! My papa and your mama won't ever recognize us! Let's go!

With Kana (Sister) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Kana: Hmm... Where did Shigure go? I don't know why he'd be out in the forest, but he was nowhere to be found at camp.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Kana: There he is! I wonder what he's doing in a place like this. It's odd to see him sitting out here on a tree stump. Who are all those people gathered around him? WHAAAT?! Th-those aren't people! Wow, they're a bunch of forest animals! Rabbits, squirrels...even wolves! I've never seen critters sit so quietly. It's almost like they're all trained...
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you all like it?
  • Kana: Are you...telling them a story?
  • Shigure: Ah! Who's there?! Wait! No! Don't go!
  • Kana: Ack! I made all the animals run for the hills. Sorry about that, Shigure.
  • Shigure: You just startled them, Kana. Frankly, you startled me too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me—what are you doing way out in the woods?
  • Kana: I was just looking for you! Growing up separately prevented us from ever really bonding. We may be siblings, but I almost feel like we're strangers. I would really like to know you better!
  • Shigure: O-oh, I see... I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might have a better time talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Kana: No way! That's not true at all. I want to hang out with you.
  • Shigure: You shouldn't feel obligated to be my friend just because we're related. And to be honest, I'm not in the most social mood right now. Please, excuse me...

(Shigure leaves)

  • Kana: W-wait a minute, Shigure! Geez, what a big meanie...

B Support Edit

  • Kana: Shigure's gone missing again today. I bet he went back to that clearing in the woods again. He's probably having a great time playing with all of his animal friends. Ha! Looks like I was right. Hello, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Kana?! What are you doing here? Ah! Wait! Don't go!
  • Kana: Not again! Sorry for scaring off the animals. I keep messing up and getting in your way.
  • Shigure: N-no, don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Kana: O-oh, I get it... It's amazing how well you get along with all of these unique critters. We may have the same parents, but I didn't inherit the same talents!
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Kana: I sure do. I really wish we knew each other better. Don't you want to spend a little time together? We should be friends!
  • Shigure: I see... Listen, I'm sorry for being so cold the other day. The truth is, it makes me happy that you care about our relationship so much. I'm your brother, and don't want to let you down.
  • Kana: Yaaay! You mean it? So it's OK if I stay here to play with you and the animals? Go on, call them back!
  • Shigure: Honestly, I don't think they would be comfortable around you.
  • Kana: Oh really? Why not? You get along with them so well though. If I put in a lot of effort, can I make friends with them too? How did you learn to tame them anyway?
  • Shigure: Hmm... It's noy really about taming them. I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off.
  • Kana: Like what? I don't have any bad feelings toward those creatures.
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Kana: Don't be silly, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Of course not, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. There's got to be a way help out my adorable sister.
  • Kana: Heehee, really? I sure hope so!

A Support Edit

  • Kana: Sh-Shigure!
  • Shigure: What's wrong, Kana? You look upset.
  • Kana: Um, well... I can't stop thinking about those animals...
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you want to go pay them a visit? I was just about to head in that direction if you want to come along. Are you ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Kana: That's the problem. I was reflecting on the last time I saw them. You were right. I think they picked up on me feeling unhappy when I bumped into you.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Kana: Well, when I saw how happy you were with them, I got jealous... You're my big brother, and yet you barely wanted to see me. So I got upset. In the moment, I just wanted them to all go away. I think that's why they thought I was their enemy... I was just a selfish meanie.
  • Shigure: Kana, I'm glad you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Kana: There's no way that I'll ever get along with the animals the way you will... So I've decided never to return to that place again.
  • Shigure: Don't say that! I think you should definitely go back. You've opened up, and the animals will be able to tell you've changed. I think they'll be more welcoming.
  • Kana: I don't know...
  • Shigure: Well I do. You didn't have to tell me you were feeling jealous, but you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul inside of you. They'll be able to tell you, too. Look! There's a rabbit coming this way!
  • Kana: Eek! Wait, what should I do?
  • Shigure: Just calm down... Relax, and take a breath. Quiet your mind, and be peaceful... Think to how you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Kana: O-OK, I'll give it a shot... H-he's letting me pet him! Shigure, look! Will you be my friend, Mr. Rabbit...? He's so cute!
  • Shigure: See? I told you it would all be fine.
  • Kana: Heehee! You were right!
  • Shigure: Now all ofus can get along, including you and I. Why don't we wander down to the clearing. All your new friends will be waiting for you!
  • Kana: How exciting. Thanks, Shigure!!

With Kana (Son) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Kana: Hey, Papa? There's something I wanted to ask you about, if it's OK...
  • Shigure: Of course, Kana. What is it?
  • Kana: It's Mama. She's always treating me like a child.
  • Shigure: Is that so strange? You are her son. She will always think of you as her baby boy. And last I checked, you WERE quite young.
  • Kana: I know, I know. I just mean I'm not as much of a child as I used to be. I want to be of help. But whenever I try, she just tells me to go play with my friends instead.
  • Shigure: 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?
  • Shigure: Hm... Well, I usually sing to her or take her to see new places.
  • Kana: And that makes her happy?
  • Shigure: Oh, yes. I rarely see her happier. Growing up, she was kept locked away in a fortress by the King of Nohr. So she relishes every opportunity she gets to see new things. And she loves music.
  • Kana: Oh...
  • Shigure: Hm? Something wrong?
  • Kana: I guess I was looking more for special things that I could do for her...
  • Shigure: Ah. Good point. Let me think...
  • Kana: I know! Let's have a contest, Papa!
  • Shigure: A contest? What kind of 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!
  • Shigure: A little friendly competition between father and son, hm? Interesting. All right. I accept your challenge.
  • Kana: Really? Yay!
  • Shigure: But remember, I'm the one who won your mother's heart. Beating me will be no mean feat. And I don't intend to go easy on you, all right?
  • Kana: That's fine with me, Papa. I'm gonna beat you fair and square!
  • Shigure: Very well 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?
  • Shigure: Well, I haven't done anything too special, but I've been thanked quite a bit. Let me see. I have a tally here somewhere...
  • Kana: WOW! That's a lot! You got all of these already?
  • Shigure: Yes. I'm as surprised as you are. I suppose I do more for your mother than I realized.
  • Kana: Well I'm still not gonna lose! Here, see! I recorded all mine too! And the total is...um...
  • Shigure: H-how can this be?! You've got as many as I do!
  • Kana: I do? I do! Haha! Kana's gonna beat you big-time, Papa! After all, I don't have to work, so I can spend all day doing things for Mama!
  • Shigure: I didn't think about that... What exactly HAVE you been spending all day doing, anyways?
  • Kana: Mostly I've been trying to help out around camp. I spend each morning making arrows for the fletchers. Then at lunch I chop the bear meat 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 the time!
  • Shigure: That's a lot of work. And you've been doing this every day? You really have grown up, haven't you?
  • Kana: Huh?
  • Shigure: Just a thought. Maybe I've been treating you like too much of a child as well. It wasn't that long ago you were still a babe in swaddling clothes. And now, all of a sudden, you're making real, important contributions to the army. You're more grown up than you look.
  • Kana: Heehee. Yeah, I've been working real hard. Soon there'll be nothing I can't do!
  • Shigure: 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 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...
  • Shigure: Oh, I wouldn't overthink it. I'm sure she very much appreciates what you've done.
  • Kana: OK, Papa. If you say so... But don't think this means I'm going to let you win!
  • Shigure: Heh. Not for a moment. Now, come. We've both got work to do.

A Support Edit

  • Kana: *grumble*
  • Shigure: Hello, Kana.
  • Kana: Hi, Papa...
  • Shigure: Hm? What's wrong? I'd expected you to still be exulting over your victory in our little contest. Or has besting your old man already lost it's novelty?
  • Kana: Oh, no. I'm still happy about that, I guess. It's just that I was trying to do things for Mama earlier, and she made me stop. She said I should be spending more time playing around with my friends. She still thinks I'm just a kid. Haven't I shown her I can help out with stuff too? Am I messing up? I she just pretending I'm doing a good job?
  • Shigure: Oh, is that what it is? I wouldn't worry. It's not you. You've been doing a great job. I promise.
  • Kana: Then why doesn't she want me to help with anything?
  • Shigure: Avatar knows full well you're capable of taking on new responsibilities. But when you do, it makes her worry. And it makes her feel lonely.
  • Kana: Huh? Why?
  • Shigure: She doesn't want you to miss out on your childhood. And she doesn't want to lose her little baby boy. She's happy to see you're 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...
  • Shigure: Heh. I'm not sure I can explain it, myself. But I do have a suggestion for you. Keep helping your 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...
  • Shigure: Hm? Do you not want to spend time with your mother?
  • Kana: No, that's not it! It's just... I feel like that stuff is for babies.
  • Shigure: No, Kana. It's not for babies. It's for children. And your mother wants you to be a child for just a while longer. We both do.
  • Kana: Papa...
  • Shigure: We know that you're growing up and that you want to be relied upon. You're going to be a great man someday. We both know it. But for now... relax. Enjoy yourself. At least a little bit, here and there.
  • Kana: OK. Thanks, Papa. I'll think real hard about everything you've said.
  • Shigure: 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. I'll go talk to her about it now.
  • Kana: Wait! What about you?
  • Shigure: M-me? No, I've got some pressing matters to atten--
  • Kana: But, Papa! Don't you need to take a break sometimes too? I thought you wanted me and Mama to be happy!
  • Shigure: ...I... suppose my hands are tied. Very well. We will make it a night for the whole family.
  • Kana: Yaaay!
  • Shigure: Heh. So this is fatherhood, eh? I could get used to this.

With Dwyer (Brother) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Dwyer: Hmm... Where did Shigure run off to? I doubt that he's out here in the hills or fields, but I couldn't find him at camp... It's probably worth it to look, at least.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Dwyer: Wait, is that him? Why is he sitting on that tree stump all the way out here? And who are all those peop— No, those aren't people... They look like forest animals... Bears, rabbits, squirrels... Is that a wolf? How can they all be sitting together so calmly?
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you all enjoy it?
  • Dwyer: ...It looks like he's trying to hold a conversation with them.
  • Shigure: Ah! Who's there?! Oh no! Come back!
  • Dwyer: Um... Sorry about that. I didn't mean to make them all run away... That was my fault, Shigure.
  • Shigure: They were just startled, Dwyer. Frankly, I was too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Dwyer: Well, I came here looking for you. Even though we're siblings, we didn't get to grow up together, right? You're my brother, but I don't know the first thing about you. I thought we could talk.
  • Shigure: O-oh, I see... I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might have a better time talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Dwyer: Don't say that...
  • Shigure: Please, you shouldn't feel obligated to be my friend just because we're related. Honestly, I'm not in the most social mood right now. Please, excuse me...
  • Dwyer: H-hey, don't leave... What's with him?

B Support Edit

  • Dwyer: *sigh*... I wonder where Shigure is today... Maybe he went back to that clearing again. He's probably surrounded by all those forest animals... Yeah, looks like I was right. Hello, Shigure...
  • Shigure: Dwyer?! What are you doing out here? Ah! No! Don't go!
  • Dwyer: Those critters sure are fast. I'm sorry, Shigure. I didn't mean to scare them off again...
  • Shigure: N-no, don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Dwyer: Oh... It's amazing how well you get along with all of them. We may have the same parents, but I could never do what you do.
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Dwyer: Yes. I still want to know more about you. We are brothers, but you treat me like I'm some stranger. Don't you get lonely out here?
  • Shigure: Occasionally... Listen, I'm sorry for being cold the other day. The truth is, it makes me happy that you care so much. I'm your brother, and I don't want to let you down.
  • Dwyer: You really mean it? Would you mind if I stuck around here with you for a while? Maybe you could call back those animal friends of yours.
  • Shigure: Honestly, I don't think they would be comfortable around you.
  • Dwyer: Oh, they won't? But they seem so fond of you... Maybe if I'm really nice and work hard, I can win them over too...
  • Shigure: Hmm... I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off.
  • Dwyer: But why would I be angry at a bunch of cute animals?
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking... Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Dwyer: Shigure, are you trying to make fun of me?
  • Shigure: Of course not, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. There has to be a way to help out my kindhearted brother.
  • Dwyer: I hope you're right...

A Support Edit

  • Dwyer: Hello, Shigure...
  • Shigure: What's wrong, Dwyer? You look troubled.
  • Dwyer: Erm... I wanted to talk about the animals from the other day...
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you want to go pay them a visit? I was just about to head in that direction if you want to come along... Are you ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Dwyer: Yeah, about that... I've given it a lot of thought. The truth is, I think you were right about me feeling upset when I saw them...
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Dwyer: When I noticed how well you got along with them, I couldn't help being jealous. In that moment, I wanted them to go away so that we could hang out... That's why they thought I was a threat. I feel terrible for being so mean...
  • Shigure: Dwyer, I'm glad you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Dwyer: The point is, I can't go back out there again. I would be so embarrassed...
  • Shigure: Don't say that! You should absolutely go back. By opening up, you've changed, and the animals will be able to tell. I think they'll be more welcoming.
  • Dwyer: I'm not sure...
  • Shigure: Well I am. You didn't have to say you were feeling jealous. But you did anyway. That tells me you've got a good soul. They'll be able to see that, too. Look! There's a rabbit hopping this way.
  • Dwyer: Ahh... What do I do?
  • Shigure: Just calm down... Relax, and take a breath. Quiet your mind and be peaceful... Just think about how you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Dwyer: Uh, sure, OK. I'll try... Wow, he's letting me pet him... This rabbit is so friendly.
  • Shigure: See? Everything worked out just fine.
  • Dwyer: Yeah... Just like you said it would.
  • Shigure: Now you can meet all of the other animals! I think you will get along with everyone. Let's wander to the clearing in the woods. I bet your friends will be waiting there.
  • Dwyer: Thanks, Shigure...

 With Sophie Edit

C Support Edit

  • Sophie: Phew. I finally finished organizing the armory! Now, time to saddle up Avel...
  • Shigure: Wow, you really did a good job here. And in this heat? I'm impressed.
  • Sophie: Hey, Shigure! Thanks! But speaking of heat, how's your face doing under all that hair?
  • Shigure: Uh... it's... fine? Why wouldn't it be?
  • Sophie: Huh. I guess I thought it would get super hot under there. And you don't ever trip or have problems seeing or anything? It's just that that hairstyle looks like it'd get awfully frustrating.
  • Shigure: No, it's not frustrating. And I can see just fine. Haha.
  • Sophie: Really? I keep my hair pulled back for just that reason.
  • Shigure: I suppose it could get annoying if I weren't used to it. But I am. And your hairstyle suits you, Sophie. You look very pretty with it back like that.
  • Sophie: Thanks! Heehee. This is my favorite way to wear it! I wouldn't change it for anything!
  • Shigure: Then you'll understand when I say this is my favorite way of styling MY hair.
  • Sophie: Oh... right. That makes sense. But it just looks so inconvenient...
  • Shigure: Trust me, this is how I like it. Hm. I don't see Avel around. Weren't you saying something about saddling him up?
  • Sophie: Huh? Ah, you're right! He's not here! Avel, you brat! Where did you run off to?! Avel! AAAAAVEEEEEL!
  • Shigure: I'll help you look for him.
  • Sophie: Thanks! you check near the woods, and I'll check over at the stables, OK?

B Support Edit

  • Sophie: Shigure!
  • Shigure: Sophie! Did you need something?
  • Sophie: Nope! I just wanted to thank you for helping me the other day! Well, that, and I wanted to give you this.
  • Shigure: A... a hairband?
  • Sophie: I just thought it'd help you see better! It'll keep your hair out of you eyes. Give it a try! I bet you'll like it!
  • Shigure: Er... I'm touched by your concern, but I wear my hair like this for a reason...
  • Sophie: A reason?
  • Shigure: Yes... This was the way one of my caretakers always styled his hair.
  • Sophie: What?
  • Shigure: Maybe "caretaker" isn't right. He was more of a companion. A good friend. A... brother. A few days before the attack happened, we decided to switch hairstyles. We thought it would be funny. And it was! Everyone had a good laugh about it. But then those... beasts came. And they slaughtered everyone. My friend was the first to die. I... I saw it happen.
  • Sophie: Shigure...
  • Shigure: So I wanted to keep my hair this way, for at least a little while longer. To honor him... to honor all of them.
  • Sophie: I'm sorry, Shigure. I didn't mean to pressure you into changing it. I had no idea...
  • Shigure: It's fine, it doesn't bother me. I'm sorry for troubling you with such things.
  • Sophie: No. It's OK. I'm glad you told me.
  • Shigure: Of course. Ah, and there is another reason I like this hairstyle.
  • Sophie: Oh?
  • Shigure: It resembles Mother's hair. She wears her bangs down over her face as well.
  • Sophie: Haha. I'm the same way! I started wearing my bangs up like this because my daddy wears his combed up!
  • Shigure: You know, I never really noticed that. Haha. I always thought it was natural!
  • Sophie: Haha. Well... I suppose you won't be needing this headband after all. Maybe I'll just keep it as a spare!
  • Shigure: All right. Thank you for hearing me out, Sophie.
  • Sophie: No problem!

A Support Edit

  • Shigure: You really are a sight to see on the battlefield, Sophie. You and Avel seem to move as one.
  • Sophie: Heehee. Thank you! If only I could get him to act the same way off the battlefield...
  • Shigure: Haha. He's a cantankerous one, isn't he?
  • Sophie: He is. But I love him anyways. I was so happy when Daddy gave him to me. Like you, I didn't get to see my parents very much, growing up. So Avel felt like something that connected me to Daddy, even when he wasn't around. Sort of like how you said you wear your hair that way to honor your caretakers.
  • Shigure: I see. We're like two peas in a pod then, aren't we?
  • Sophie: Yeah, I guess we are!
  • Shigure: You know, Sophie, I feel as though we've grown quite close over time.
  • Sophie: I feel the same way, Shigure. It has been an honor fighting next to you.
  • Shigure: Likewise. And I wasn't you to know I will always have your back. No matter what.
  • Sophie: I'd expect nothing less from you, friend. But... with your hair like that, you might want to keep your good eye on your enemies.
  • Shigure: H-hey! I told you I can see just fine!
  • Sophie: I'm teasing, I'm teasing. Hey! Shigure? Shigure! Come baaaack!

S Support Edit

  • Shigure: Sophie, may I have a moment?
  • Sophie: Oh, Shigure! Of course.
  • Shigure: I have... realized something, and I wanted to tell you.
  • Sophie: Oh? What is it?
  • Shigure: Well... after we talked the other day, I began to think about... us.
  • Sophie: Huh? What do you mean?
  • Shigure: I mean that... as we were saying, we are comrades-in-arms. And we have grown close, talking and defending each other in the thick of battle. But I believe my feelings are more than those of a friend's for a friend.
  • Sophie: Sh-Shigure, I'm not sure- Are you-
  • Shigure: I love you, Sophie.
  • Sophie: You WHAT?!
  • Shigure: I-I'm sorry. I didn't mean to offend you. I just thought you should know. I've come to admire your fierceness in battle and your kindness in conversation. You have a tender soul and a loving heart. And every day my feeling grow stronger. Will you be with me, Sophie?
  • Sophie: Shigure... you didn't offend me, silly. I was just surprised is all. Of course I'll be with you! I love you as well! I have for a long time now, you fool. You are so strong, so hardworking, so kind and sensitive... I just thought for sure you'd hated me after I tried to give you that hairband...
  • Shigure: I-I'm so happy. Words can't express...
  • Sophie: Me too... I love you, Shigure.
  • Shigure: I love you too, Sophie!

With Sophie (Sister) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Sophie: Hmmm... Now where did Shigure go? I doubt he'd be out here in the hills, but then again, he wasn't in camp, so...
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Sophie: Ah! There he is! It's odd that he's just sitting on that tree stump. And who are all those peop--HUH?! Those aren't people... They're forest animals!! Rabbits, squirrels...even bears?! They all seem so calm.
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you like it?
  • Sophie: .Are they just chatting?
  • Shigure: Ah! Who's there?! Oh no! Come back!
  • Sophie: Ack! They all ran away. I'm sorry, Shigure. That was my fault.
  • Shigure: They were just startled, Sophie. Frankly, I was too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Sophie: I came here to look for you! We didn't grow up together, since we were raised in different Deeprealms. But you're my big brother, and it would make me so happy to spend time with you. We should be friends!
  • Shigure: Oh, I see. I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might have more fun talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Sophie: Whaaaat? That's not true at all!
  • Shigure: Please, don't feel obligated to be my friend just because we're related. Honestly, I'm not in the most social mood right now. Please, excuse me...
  • Sophie: H-hey, wait a minute! Sheesh, what's the deal with him?

 With Midori Edit

C Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hi, Midori!
  • Midori: Hiya, Shigure! Check out my herb garden! isn't it swank?
  • Shigure: You're growing all these yourself? I've never seen so many kinds before. Hm. I don't recognize this one. What is it for?
  • Midori: Oh, that one's just a flower! Teehee. it doesn't do anything special. I'm just growing it with my herbs because it's my favorite! I've got a whole bunch growing right over there, too!
  • Shigure: Oh! It looks like they're about to blossom already!
  • Midori: Mhm! I'm so excited! I've been taking extra-good care of them. These babies are my pride and joy!
  • Shigure: I can see! They're going to be beautiful. I"m sure of it.
  • Midori: Huh? How can you tell?
  • Shigure: Just a feeling, I guess. Think I could help you water them?
  • Midori: Huh? Sure, but why?
  • Shigure: I just love plants as well. I find gardening very calming.
  • Midori: OK! We've got lots more to water though. Sure you're ready for that?
  • Shigure: Hm? Are there more than just the ones in this patch?
  • Midori: Yep! There's some there...and there... and over there...and there!
  • Shigure: O-oh. And you've been growing all of these on your own? That's a lot of work...Haha. Maybe I should help you more often.
  • Midori: Sure, if you want! Thanks so much, Shigure!

B Support Edit

  • Midori: Oh, Shigure! Good to see you! Did ya come to lend a hand with my herb garden?
  • Shigure: Yes, ma'am!
  • Midori: Whoohoo! This is gonna be fun! Oh, that's right! There's something I wanted to show you today. Ummm...let's see...here it is!
  • Shigure: Oh, you mean that little white flower bud?
  • Midori: Yup! I showed it to you before, right? The one growing with all my herbs? I'm taking better care of it than anything else in the whole garden. I think it might bloom really soon. I'm so excited!
  • Shigure: Haha. And that's all you wanted to tell me?
  • Midori: Yep! You are my gardening partner, after all! When this flower blooms, you'll be the first one I show it to.
  • Shigure: I'm looking forward to it. In that case, I'd better give this flower extra water so that it blooms quickly.
  • Midori: Good idea! All right, I'm gonna do my best today, too! Oh? Looks like this little buddy's all grown up! Guess he's ready to become medicine!
  • Shigure: You look so excited to make that medicine, Midori.
  • Midori: Course I am! I love it! It's why I started this whole garden in the first place.
  • Shigure: Then how about I water the rest of the plants? That way you can go ahead and get started on that medicine.
  • Midori: Huh? A-are you sure? It's a lot of work for one person.
  • Shigure: Of course. I know exactly how you must e feeling. Whenever I get new paints or brushes. I cannot wait to try them out.
  • Midori: OK! Thanks, Shigure!
  • Shigure: You're very welcome. I hope your medicine turns out well.
  • Midori: Me too!

A Support Edit

  • Shigure: Hey there, Midori. Need a hand with the garden?
  • Midori: Oh, thanks, Shigure, but I'm just finishing up here.
  • Shigure: Oh, I'm sorry I didn't get here in time.
  • Midori: It's OK! I'm glad you're here anyways. Remember that flower I told you about? It just bloomed, and I wanted to show it to you! See, look! Isn't it pretty?
  • Shigure: You're right. It's lovely...I've never seen one like it before. Is it rare?
  • Midori: I think so! I only learned about it from my father.
  • Shigure: From Kaze?
  • Midori: Yup! He said it's a symbol of happiness. So I thought if this one took, I'd grow a bunch more so everyone could have one!
  • Shigure: I see. So that's why you were so careful with it.
  • Midori: Yup! I hope everyone like them!
  • Shigure: Of course they will. In times like these, we could all use a little more happiness.
  • Midori: Maybe if I grow enough of them. I can end the war! I mean, that's what would make everyone happy, right? Ending the war?
  • Shigure: I would imagine so. But it may take a lot of flowers. are you sure you're up to it?
  • Midori: Heh. If I'm not, my name ain't Peace-Flower-Growing-Wunderkind Magee!
  • Shigure: Haha. Well, at least allow me to continue to help you. I think it's an admirable goal.
  • Midori: Thanks, Shigure!

S Support Edit

  • Shigure: Guess what, Midori! I got something for you.
  • Midori: Ooh! Really? What is it?
  • Shigure: Ta-da!
  • Midori: Wait. Are those...?! THEY ARE! It's a whole bouquet of those happiness flowers I was growing! Where did you find them?
  • Shigure: They were growing up near the peak of a mountain not too far from here. I only managed to find them because I happened to be flying past. The second I saw them, I knew I had to put together a bouquet for you!
  • Midori: Thank you so much!
  • Shigure: If you'd like, I can also take you to where I found them so you can collect more seeds.
  • Midori: Wow! You will? Promise?
  • Shigure: Yes, of course. But...you must promise me something.
  • Midori: Huh? What is it? Why do you look so serious?
  • Shigure: I need you to promise me that you will never allow yourself to be put in danger.
  • Midori: What do you mean?
  • Shigure: I mean that...I know that you want to fight. And I can't blame you. You're as much a part of this army as I. You have a right to be here. But it would kill me if you were hurt. Or if you...if you were taken from us. You are my closest friend. And I don't want to see you destroyed by this war. So, please...promise me. Promise me you will always be as safe as you can.
  • Midori: Shigure...I don't know. It wouldn't be right for me to privilege my life over the others. We're all in this together. I can't refuse to lay down my life if the others will.
  • Shigure: Midori...
  • Midori: But...maybe there's another way to make sure I don't get hurt.
  • Shigure: Hm? What other way?
  • Midori: Well, maybe you'd feel better if I were to have a protector of some sort. Like, say, a friend who could look after me on the battlefield. Someone I really trust...
  • Shigure: Haha. I see. Very well, then. I vow to protect you, Midori, until this war is over, and even after that. Never shall you stray into danger while I am near.
  • Midori: Perfect! Although I think I'll be looking after you more that vice versa. Heehee. Don't worry, though. I got got your back, kid.
  • Shigure: I am honored to have a protector so capable.
  • Midori: You bet your sweet little pegasus you are!

With Midori (Sister) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Midori: Where did Shigure wander off to? I doubt I will find him out here in the hills... But he was nowhere to be found at camp.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Midori: Hmm? Is that him? Why is he sitting out in the middle of nowhere on that tree stump? And who are all those people surroun— HUH?! Th-those aren't people at all... They're forest animals! Rabbits, squirrels...even bears! How can they all be sitting there so quietly?
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for today. How did you all enjoy it?
  • Midori: Are you...trying to talk with them?
  • Shigure: Ah! Who's there?! Wait! No! Don't go!
  • Midori: The animals are sprinting away... It's all my fault, isn't it? I'm sorry.
  • Shigure: They were just startled, Midori. Frankly, I was too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Midori: Looking for you of course! Growing up in different lands prevented us from getting to know each other. I thought we could spend the afternoon together! What do you say?
  • Shigure: O-oh, I see... I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might have a better time talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Midori: Th-that's not true!
  • Shigure: Please, you shouldn't feel obligated to be my friend just because we're related. And to be honest, I'm not in the most social mood right now. Please, excuse me...

(Shigure leaves)

  • Midori: Shigure, don't go! What a meanie...

B Support Edit

  • Midori: Where has Shigure disappeared to today? Maybe he went to that clearing to spend time with his animal friends. Ha! I was right. Hello, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Midori?! What are you doing out here? Ah! No! Don't go!
  • Midori: Those animals sure are fast. *sniff* I'm sorry for scaring them off again.
  • Shigure: N-no, don't worry about that. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Midori: O-oh... I've never seen anyone get along with animals the way you do. We have the same mother and father, but I didn't inherit that skill.
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Midori: Well, yeah. We're siblings, and I still just want to be your friend.
  • Shigure: I understand. Listen, I'm sorry for being cold to you the other day. The truth is, it makes me happy that you care so much. I'm your brother, and I don't want to let you down.
  • Midori: Really? You mean it? Can I stay here with you, then? Oh! Maybe you could call back those animal friends of yours!
  • Shigure: Honestly, I don't think they would be comfortable around you.
  • Midori: Th-they won't? Why not? They all seem to love you so much though. If I tried really hard, maybe they could grow to like me too. Is there any tip or trick to win their favor?
  • Shigure: Hmm, I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off.
  • Midori: Like animosity? Why would I feel that about a bunch of cute animals?
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Midori: No! Don't be so rude!
  • Shigure: Of course not, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. There has to be a way to help out my adorable sister.
  • Midori: I hope so! Thank you, Shigure!

A Support Edit

  • Midori: Sh-Shigure, there you are...
  • Shigure: What's wrong, Midori? You look upset.
  • Midori: Well, I've been thinking about the animals from the other day...
  • Shigure: Oh, did you want to go pay them a visit? I was just about to head in that direction, if you want to come along. Are you ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Midori: Yeah, about that... I've been reflecting on my own. When I saw how close you were them, I couldn't help but feel jealous. It was frustrating to know that you wanted to spend time with them and not me. In that moment, I just wanted all the animals to run far away. That's why they don't like me... Because they could tell I was mad...
  • Shigure: Midori, I'm glad you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Midori: The point is, I'm never going back out there again.
  • Shigure: Don't say that. You should absolutely go back. By opening up, you've changed, and the animals will be able to tell. I think they'll be more welcoming.
  • Midori: Huh? I don't know about that.
  • Shigure: Well I do. You didn't have to admit to feeling jealous, but you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul. They'll be able to see that, too. Look! There's a rabbit hopping this way.
  • Midori: Wah! What am I supposed to do?!
  • Shigure: Just calm down... Relax, and take a breath. Quiet your mind and be peaceful... Just think about how much you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Midori: O-OK... Ah! Look! He's letting me pet him! He isn't running away or anything!
  • Shigure: See? I told you things would be fine.
  • Midori: You were right! Thank goodness!
  • Shigure: Now everyone is getting along, including us siblings. Let's wander to the clearing... I bet your new friends will be waiting there.
  • Midori: OK! Thanks, Shigure!

With Shiro (Brother) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Shiro: Hmmm... Where did Shigure run off to? I can't imagine why he'd be in these hills of fields... But then again, I couldn't find him around camp either.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Shiro: Wait a second... There he is! I wonder what he's doing sitting on that tree stump. And who are all those peop—What?! They aren't people! Those are...forest animals?! Squirrels, rabbits...even bears! Sitting quietly, like he's training them.
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you enjoy it?
  • Shiro: Wait... Is he trying to talk with them?
  • Shigure: Ah! Who's there?! Oh no! Come back!
  • Shiro: Whoa! Jeez, it's like they're running for their lives... Sorry for scaring them off.
  • Shigure: You just startled them, Shiro. And you startled me too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Shiro: I was just lookin around for you. Since we didn't grow up together, I've been thinking... We may be brothers, but I don't know the first thing about you. So it would be great to actually spend some time together.
  • Shigure: Oh, I see. I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might have more fun talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Shiro: What are you talking about? I want to hang out with you! We're brothers!
  • Shigure: Please, don't feel obligated to try and be my friend, just because of that. Honestly, I'm not in the most social mood right now. Please, excuse me...
  • Shiro: H-hey! Stop, Shigure! That wasn't very nice...

B Support Edit

  • Shiro: *sigh* Where has Shigure gone today? Hmm... Maybe he's back at that clearing in the hills... Yeah, he's probably sitting around with all those animal friends of his. Yep, looks like I was right. Shigure! What's up?!
  • Shigure: Shiro?! What are you doing out here? Ah! Oh no! Wait!
  • Shiro: Wah! I freaked tem out again... Jeez, sorry about that.
  • Shigure: Don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Shiro: Hmm, I understand... It sure is impressive how you've tamed all these wild animals. Even though we have the same parents, we sure are different. I can only scare them away!
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Shiro: Well, like I was telling you the other day, I'd really like to know you better. Since we're siblings and all.
  • Shigure: Hmm, I see... Listen, I'm sorry for being cold the other day. The truth is, it makes me happy that you care so much. I'm your brother, and I really don't want to let you down.
  • Shiro: You mean it? I can stay here with you? Why don't you call back all the animals?
  • Shigure: Honestly, I don't think they'll want to come back while you're here.
  • Shiro: R-really? Why not? They seem so fond of you, though. If I work super hard, do you think they will be my friends too? Please, tell me how you did it.
  • Shigure: Hmm... I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off.
  • Shiro: Oh come on, I wouldn't have any animosity toward a bunch of fluffy animals.
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even for a moment?
  • Shiro: Shigure, stop trying to make fun of me. I would never think that.
  • Shigure: Of course, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. I would be delighted to help out my cherished brother.
  • Shiro: I'm counting on you!

A Support Edit

  • Shiro: Hey, Shigure...
  • Shigure: What's wrong, Shiro? You look troubled.
  • Shiro: I've been wanting to talk about the animals with you...
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you want to pay them a visit? I was just about to head in that direction if you want to come along. Are you ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Shiro: No, actually I've been thinking about why they ran away from me in the first place. I realized that I was feeling upset when I first met them.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Shiro: This is embarrassing to admit... But I envied the animals because they got along so well with you. In that moment, I wanted them to leave so we could spend time together. That's probably what they detected. I was acting mean and selfish... I feel like a terrible person...
  • Shigure: Shiro, I'm glad you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Shiro: The point is, I'm not going out there anymore. I don't want to bug them. I'm sorry that I made such a fuss about everything.
  • Shigure: Don't say that! You should absolutely go back. By opening up, you've changed, and the animals will be able to tell. I think they'll be more welcoming.
  • Shiro: Huh? I'm not sure...
  • Shigure: Well I am. You didn't have to say that you were feeling jealous, but you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul inside of you. They'll be able to see that, too. Look! There's a rabbit coming this way!
  • Shiro: Wh-whoa!! Wait, what did I do?
  • Shigure: Just calm down... Relax, and take a breath. Quiet your mind and be peaceful... Just think about how you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Shiro: Y-yeah, sure, OK. He's letting me pet him! Wow! Aren't you a good boy. Aww, look at his cute little eyes!
  • Shigure: See? I told you it would all be fine.
  • Shiro: Yeah. You were totally right!
  • Shigure: Now you can meet all of the other animals! I think you will get along with everyone. Let's wander to the clearing in the woods—I bet your new friends will be waiting there.
  • Shiro: Sure! Lead the way, Shigure!

With Kiragi (Brother) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Kiragi: Hmm... I wonder where Shigure went? I doubt he's up here in the hills or fields... But I couldn't find him anywhere in camp.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Kiragi: Ah! Shigure! He is out here after all! I wonder why he's sitting on that tree stump over there. And who are those people he's wi— HUH?! Those aren't people at all! The're forest animals! Bears, rabbits... even wolves. And they're all sitting there so quietly.
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you like it?
  • Kiragi: Wait... Is he talking to them?
  • Shigure: Ahh? Who's there?! Oh no! Come back!
  • Kiragi: Ack! The animals all ran away. Umm, sorry, Shigure.
  • Shigure: You just startled them, Kiragi. And you startled me too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little bit shy. So tell me—what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Kiragi: Actually, I came looking for you! We are siblings, yet you and I barely know each other. So I was thinking it would be fun to spend some quality time with my big brother!
  • Shigure: Ohh, I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might have more fun talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Kiragi: But you're my brother.
  • Shigure: Please, don't feel obligated to try and be my friend, just because of that. Honestly, I'm not in the most social mood right now. If you'll excuse me..

(Shigure leaves)

  • Kiragi: H-hey, Shigure! Don't leave! Jezz, that wasn't very nice...

B Support Edit

  • Kiragi: Hmmm... I can't seem to find Shigure anywhere today... I haven't seen him around at all. Maybe he's back at that clearing on the hill again. He's probably sitting around in the woods with all of his animals friends. Heehee, looks like I was right. Hi, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Kiragi?! What are you doing out here? Ah! Oh no! Wait!
  • Kiragi: Ohh, I scared them all away again... Sorry about that.
  • Shigure: Oh, don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. They just startle easily.
  • Kiragi: Ohh, I see. It's incredible how you tamed all these wild animals. All I'm good for is catching them.
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Kiragi: Yeah, I was hoping that you might want to hang out and talk today. I sure would love to spend some time with my big brother!
  • Shigure: Oh, I see... Well sure, we can hang out if you really want to. Listen, I'm sorry for being rude the other day. It's very kind that you want to get to know me better. The last thing I want to do is let you down.
  • Kiragi: So it's OK if I stay with you? You should try to get those animals to come back here.
  • Shigure: The animals... Ah, well. I don't think they'll want to come back while you're here.
  • Kiragi: R-really? But those critters seem so attached to you. If they all like you so much, maybe someday they could like me too! Is there some way that I could possibly win them over?
  • Shigure: Hmm... I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off. They were fine until you got here, so I think it was definitely related.
  • Kiragi: To me? Granted, I do like to hunt. But I wasn't thinking of anything like that.
  • Shigure: Are you sure? Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Kiragi: No! Ugh, I swear the thought never even crossed my mind.
  • Shigure: Of course, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. I'm happy to help out my loyal brother
  • Kiragi: Really?! Thanks, Shigure!

A Support Edit

  • Kiragi: H-hey, Shigure...
  • Shigure: What's wrong, Kiragi? You look troubled.
  • Kiragi: Well, I just wanted to ask about the animals from before.
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you got to visit them while I was out and about? I'm just about to leave now, if you want to come along. Do you think you're ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Kiragi: Yeah... About that... To be honest, I think I was feeling kind of hostile that day I met them. It's just like you said...
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Kiragi: I got jealous of the animals. You obviously loved playing with them but didn't want to spend time with me. At the time, it really didn't feel fair. I just wanted them to go away somewhere. That's why they thought i was their enemy. I was so petty and selfish...
  • Shigure: Kiragi, I'm glad you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Kiragi: I'm never going back there again. The last thing I want to do is bother them.
  • Shigure: Don't say that! I think you should definitely go back. You've opened up, and the animals will be able to tell you've changed. I think they'll be more welcoming.
  • Kiragi: Huh? I don't know...
  • Shigure: I am. You didn't have to say that you were feeling jealous, but you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul inside of you. They'll be able to see that, too. Look! There's a rabbit coming this way!
  • Kiragi: Ahh! Oh jeez, what do I do?
  • Shigure: Just calm down... Relax, and take a breath. Quiet your mind, and be peaceful. Just think about how you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Kiragi: O-OK, I'll try... Ah, Shigure, look! He's letting me pet him. Wow, what a friendly little guy. He seems so happy and content...
  • Shigure: See? I told you it would all be fine.
  • Kiragi: Heehee! You were right!
  • Shigure: Now you can meet all the other animals! I think you will get along with everyone. Let's wander to the clearing in the woods. I bet your new friends will be waiting there.
  • Kiragi: OK! Lead the way, Shigure!

With Asugi (Brother) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Asugi: *sigh* Where the heck did Shigure go? It seems unlikely that he would be in the hills or fields, but... he wasn't anywhere around camp.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Asugi: Wait, there he is! I wonder what he's doing out here? Why is he sitting on that tree trunk? And who are all those peopl—WHAT?! Those aren't people... They're forest animals! Bears, rabbits... even wolver. And they're all sitting there so quietly.
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. Did you all enjoy it?
  • Asugi: I-it looks like he's trying to talk with them.
  • Shigure: Ah? Who's there?! Oh no! Come back!
  • Asugi: Ack! Wow, they're running really fast. Sorry about that, Shigure.
  • Shigure: You just startled them, Asugi. And you startled me too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Asugi: I came looking for you, actually. Growing up so far apart prevented us form spending any time together. So I was thinking we could get to know each other. After all, we're brothers.
  • Shigure: Oh, I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might have more fun talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Asugi: What? But you're my sibling. Come on, I'll even share my tastiest candy with you. It's so good!
  • Shigure: Please, don't feel obligated to try and be my friend, just because of that. Honestly, I'm not in the most social mood right now. If you'll excuse me...

(Shigure leaves)

  • Asugi: H-hey, come back! Geez, what the heck is up with him?

B Support Edit

  • Asugi: *groan* Shigure's been missing all day. Maybe he went back to that pretty clearing in the hills. I bet all those forest animals are sitting around with him, too... Heheh. Would you look at that, I was right! Hey, Shigure!!
  • Shigure: Asugi?! What are you doing out here? Ah! Oh no! Wait!
  • Asugi: Ohh, I scared them all away again... Sorry about that.
  • Shigure: Don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Asugi: Ah, that makes sense. It's amazing how you tamed all these wild animals from the forest. We might have the same parents, but I could never pull that off.
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Asugi: ...Yeah. Fate made us brothers, but we barely know each other. We should spend some time hanging out.
  • Shigure: Oh, I see... Listen, I'm sorry for being rude the other day. We can talk today if you really want to. I'm your brother, and the last thing I want to do is let you down.
  • Asugi: Really? You mean it? I promise I won't get in your way. Why don't you call back all the animals?
  • Shigure: Honestly, I don't think they'll want to come back while you're here.
  • Asugi: Why not? But they all seemed to love you. If I try hard, maybe I could make friends with them too. Say, is there some secret way to get them to like me?
  • Shigure: Hmm... I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off.
  • Asugi: Something bad? Sure, I might seem deadly in a fight, but not when I'm surrounded by cute animals.
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Asugi: Don't be ridiculous. All I ever want to do is chow down on sweets.
  • Shigure: Of course, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. I'm happy to help out my loyal brother.
  • Asugi: You mean it? I'm counting on you!

A Support Edit

  • Asugi: Hey, Shigure...
  • Shigure: What's wrong, Asugi? You look troubled.
  • Asugi: Well, I've just been thinking about those animals you're friends with...
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you want to go pay them a visit? I was just about to head in that direction if you want to come along. Do you think you're ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Asugi: No, I, umm... I've just been thinking more about why they ran away from me. You were right about them detecting something off about me...
  • Shigure: What do you mean? Were you feeling some strong emotion when you arrived?
  • Asugi: It made me a little jealous when I saw you treating them so well. I felt like it was unfair that you wanted to hang out with them but not me. That's why they ran away. They could feel my animosity toward them. I was just being a selfish jerk.
  • Shigure: Asugi, I'm glad you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Asugi: The pont is, I'm not going out there again.
  • Shigure: Don't say that! You should absolutely go back. You've opened up, and the animals will be able to tell you've changed. I think they'll be more welcoming.
  • Asugi: Huh? I'm not sure...
  • Shigure: Well I am. You didn't have to say that you were feeling jealous, but you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul inside of you. They'll be able to see that, too. Look! There's a rabbit coming this way!
  • Asugi: Wh-whoa! Wait, what do I do?
  • Shigure: Just calmd own... Relax, and take a breath. Quiet your mind, and be peaceful... Just think about how you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Asugi: Y-yeah, OK. I'll try... Look! He's letting me pet him! The little guy wants me to be his friend!
  • Shigure: See? I told you it would all be fine.
  • Asugi: Yeah. I guess you were right after all!
  • Shigure: Now you can meet all of the other animals! I think you will get along with everyone. Let's wander to the clearing in the woods—I bet your new friends will be waiting there.
  • Asugi: OK! Lead the way, Shigure!

With Selkie Edit

C SupportEdit

  • Shigure: Ahhh! How I love the feel of the wind at this altitude... Those poor earthbound ones below don't know what they're missing.
  • Selkie: HEYYYYY! SHIGURE! DOWN HEEEERE!
  • Shigure: Hm? Is someone calling to me? Down, girl! Ah! Hello, Selkie. Did you need a lift somewhere?
  • Selkie: How did you know?! That's EXACTLY what I wanted! Can I ride on your pegasus?
  • Shigure: Of course! Where to?
  • Selkie: Oh, I don't want to go anywhere! OK, hear me out. First, I want you to fly waaaay up into the clouds. You're with me so far?
  • Shigure: I'm familiar with the principle.
  • Selkie: And then I wanna jump off!
  • Shigure: What?! No! The fall from that height would surely kill you!
  • Selkie: Haha, I knew you'd say that! But don't worry, I got it all worked out! See this sailcloth here? I'll hold it out as I fall, and whoosh! I'll be a flying fox! Doesn't that sound fun?!
  • Shigure: And you're sure you won't die?
  • Selkie: Relax! What could go wrong?
  • Shigure: I wish I could share that confidence... But who am I to say no? Get on, and I'll take you to new heights.
  • Selkie: Yaaaaay! Thanks, Shigure!
  • Shigure: All right, now... Is this high enough for you?
  • Selkie: This is perfect! Look out below! WHEEEEEEEEEE!
  • Shigure: Gods, she actually jumped! Incredible... The sailcloth is working just as she said. Oof, that was a bit of a rough landing. But she seems cheerful enough...
  • Selkie: Ahahaha! SHIGURE! THAT WAS SO FUN! Let's do it again!
  • Shigure: I'd be happy to! Hang on, I'll come down to get you!

B SupportEdit

  • Selkie: Hey, Shigure! Can you take me way up into the clouds again? I wanna go sky gliding!
  • Shigure: I don't know, Selkie. The winds are strong today. It might be better to hold off.
  • Selkie: It'll be fine! Worse comes to worst, I can glide away from the squalls. Pleeeeeeease, Shigure?
  • Shigure: ...Very well. Climb aboard.
  • Selkie: Yaaaay! Thanks, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Is this high enough for you, Selkie?
  • Selkie: This'll do! Three, two, one... WHEEEEEEE!
  • Shigure: Ah, my noble steed. Would that I could be so irrepressible. Hm...?
  • Selkie: HEEEEEELP! THE WIND'S BLOWING ME AWAAAAAY!
  • Shigure: Selkie! Hold on tight! Quickly, take my hand!
  • Selkie: Just...a little closer...! Got you!
  • Shigure: Phew...that was distressingly close. I knew we shouldn't have come today.
  • Selkie: Whew...
  • Shigure: Is something wrong, Selkie? If you need a discreet place to vomit, let me know and we can touch down.
  • Selkie: Sorry, Shigure...I should've listened. You're the expert on flying.
  • Shigure: Haha. I'm only surprised to find there's something that rattles even you.
  • Selkie: Yeah! I'll be careful from now on for sure. Thanks for pulling my fur out of the fire.
  • Shigure: No thanks necessary. I should have known better than to take you up at all. It may not be quite what you had in mind, but why don't we ride on the ground today?
  • Selkie: Where's the fun in THAT?
  • Shigure: You'd be surprised. Riding at a gallop is quite invigorating. And safe, too.
  • Selkie: Well, you know best! Let's go for it!
  • Shigure: Trust me. My noble pegasus is as swift on land as she is on the wing. I promise you won't be bored.

A SupportEdit

  • Shigure: What's wrong, Selkie?
  • Selkie: Well...remember how I kinda got carried away the other day? Literally? It seemed like a good idea not to go flying in that kind of weather anymore. But that's the only kind of weather there's BEEN! What am I supposed to do?!
  • Shigure: The earthbound life is too mundane now that you've had a taste of the sky, eh?
  • Selkie: *sigh* Maybe there's other fun games we can play. Ooh! We could buzz houses!
  • Shigure: That gets old faster than you'd think.
  • Selkie: Aww. It would be neat if I woke up one morning with wings instead of a tail. Then I could fly all on my own!
  • Shigure: Ahaha...I don't see that happening, I'm afraid.
  • Selkie: What else...what else...hmmm. Does your pegasus know any cool stunts?
  • Shigure: Stunts, hm? Now that you mention it... How does somersaulting strike you?
  • Selkie: Somersaulting?
  • Shigure: My pegasus is extremely talented at midair loops and flips. I'd wager she could pull them off even with the both of us mounted.
  • Selkie: You're kidding me, right? That's too good to be true! Can we try it right now?!
  • Shigure: Far be it from me to refuse a lady. Shall we see how many times we can somersault before getting dizzy?
  • Selkie: This is the BEST! DAY! EVER! Thanks a million, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Your passion for flight is all the thanks I need.
  • Selkie: This means I'll have to return the favor someday, huh?
  • Shigure: Return what favor?
  • Selkie: You know! The way you always make time to play with me! Someday, I'll do something for you to make you just as happy. Cross my heart!
  • Shigure: I look forward to that very much. Now then, shall we take to the air?
  • Selkie: You don't need to ask me twice!

S SupportEdit

  • Selkie: ...
  • Shigure: Selkie? Why are you staring at me? Is there something in my teeth?
  • Selkie: Nope! It was a stare of respect for how good a pegasus jockey you are.
  • Shigure: Hmhm...I'm surprised to hear that.
  • Selkie: How come?
  • Shigure: Because I respect you, too. I feel most alive when I'm watching you laugh so boisterously. At times, I think I might like to spend the rest of my days with----erm, well...
  • Selkie: Shigure?
  • Shigure: Oh, why hide it any longer... I'm hopelessly in love with you.
  • Selkie: HUH?!
  • Shigure: It's true. I'm entranced with your boundless zest for life. Would you consider, possibly...being my girlfriend...?
  • Selkie: ...
  • Shigure: Ah dear. I had held out a fool's hope, but...
  • Selkie: No, no, no! I love you too, Shigure. I would be super happy if you were my boyfriend! Although...
  • Shigure: Is there a catch?
  • Selkie: Now I won't ever get a chance to pay you back. You bent over backward to cheer me up, but I never did anything like that for you.
  • Shigure: Nonsense. Just now, you said the words that sent my heart soaring. No favor or playtime would have meant as much as to accept me as your boyfriend.
  • Selkie: No fooling?!
  • Shigure: Not even the bare minimum of fooling.
  • Selkie: Yaaaaay! If you're happy, then I'm happy too!
  • Shigure: Let's do our best to stretch this joy out indefinitely, side by side. I love you, Selkie.

With Selkie (Sister) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Selkie: Hmmm... I'm sure I saw Shigure come this way. Did he go deeper into the forest? He wasn't in the field back there, and he definitely didn't loop back to camp...
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Selkie: Oh, I see him! He's over there! But... what is he doing all the way out here? Why is he just sitting on that tree stump? Hang on... Are those people gathered around him? No... Are my eyes playing tricks on me? Those aren't people at all! They're a bunch of forest animals! Rabbits, squirrels... even bears? What in all the gods... And they're all just sitting there like children in school, too.
  • Shigure: Well, I think that's about enough for one day. How did you all like it?
  • Selkie: Are you... talking to the animals?
  • Shigure: Ahhh! Who's there?! Oh no!
  • Selkie: Oh yikes! Now they've all run away... I'm sorry, Shigure. I must have scared them off.
  • Shigure: You just startled them is all, Selkie. You startled me, too! But you shouldn't worry about it. They're all very shy, so of course they'd run away. What are you doing all the way out here, anyway?
  • Selkie: I was looking for you, of course! You're my brother, after all. Since we grew up apart from each other, I wanted to hang out and learn about you. We can play, and talk, and do whatever else you want!
  • Shigure: Oh, really? I... don't know what to say. I'm not the most entertaining person... You might be better off making friends with people who are more outgoing.
  • Selkie: Hah, no way! None of those other people would be my brother, after all. It's important to have a strong connection with your siblings!
  • Shigure: Don't feel like you're obligated to be my friend, just because we're sibling. I don't think I'm in the best mood to try right now, in any case. If you'll excuse me...
  • Selkie: Hang on a second, I think— Wow, he took off in a hurry. There's no need to be so harsh, Shigure!

B Support Edit

  • Selkie: Hmmm... Where could Shigure have gone off to today... Oh, of course! I bet he's back in those same woods as last time. Maybe he's even in the middle of that clearing again, playing with the animals... Ah ha! I was right! Hey, Shigure! Shiiiiiiigure!
  • Shigure: Selkie?! What are you doing here? Ah! Oh no! Wait!
  • Selkie: Oops... I guess I scared all the animals away again. I'm sorry, Shigure. I keep doing that...
  • Shigure: Oh, it's all right. They're just not used to others being around. It just spooks them when you come running over.
  • Selkie: Oh, is that all? I can be more careful... Anyways, it's really kind of amazing that you get along so well with those animals. Whenever I see an animal, I get excited and run to play with it, but it always runs away. I suppose not running at them may help...
  • Shigure: It may. Anyway, how come you were looking for me, Selkie?
  • Selkie: I wanted to spend time with you again, of course! You're my brother and all.
  • Shigure: Still? Hrm... I suppose it wouldn't be too bad. And I am happy that you want to hang out so bad. I suppose, as your brother, it would be bad for me to let you down.
  • Selkie: Really?! So, we can hang out here? You should call the animals back so we can all play together!
  • Shigure: The animals... Ah, I don't think they'll come back while you're here, actually.
  • Selkie: Awww, how come? You're great friends with them. Can't you ask them nicely? If you bring them back, then I can try and be friends with them too! Please, Shigure! Teach me how to be friends with the animals!
  • Shigure: Well, OK. I'm not sure this will help, but... Animals are very sensitive to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they could sense how you were feeling, and something drove them off. Since they were fine until right before you arrived, it was definitely related to you.
  • Selkie: Booo... It's not like I was trying to catch them...
  • Shigure: Maybe it was what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which would make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Selkie: No! I'd never think that! Did you tell the animals I think that?!
  • Shigure: Of course not. Sorry... That's just the biggest reason I can think of that they would run away. You seem really sincere about becoming friends with them, so... I'll try and think of what you could change to make them feel more safe. I'm here to help out my adorable sister!

A Support Edit

  • Selkie: Oh, hi, Shigure...
  • Shigure: What's the matter, Selkie? You look pretty unhappy.
  • Selkie: Well... I wanted to ask you about the animals that you play with...
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you go to visit them while I was out and about? I'm just about to head out now, if you want to come along. Do you think you're ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Selkie: About that... I've thought a lot about what you said the other day... And I realized that you were probably right. I mean, right about what they sensed.
  • Shigure: What do you mean? Were you feeling some strong emotion when you arrived?
  • Selkie: I was. I was feeling... jealousy. You'd told me that you didn't want to hang out with me, but you were happy with them. It didn't seem fair! So, when I got there and all the animals were gathered around... the only think I could think of was how badly I wanted them all to leave. I think that's why they're scared of me.
  • Shigure: Selkie, I'm glad that you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Selkie: Really? That's good, at least. But I don't think I should go back there anymore.
  • Shigure: Don't say that! I think you should definitely go back. You're opened up, and the animals will be able to tell you've changed. Now that you don't feel jealous, they'll look at you differently.
  • Selkie: B-but... I'm not sure...
  • Shigure: I am. You didn't have to tell me you were feeling jealous, but you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul inside of you. They'll be able to tell, too. Look! There's a rabbit coming this way!
  • Selkie: Oh! Oh! What do I do, Shigure?! What do I do?
  • Shigure: Just calm down... Relax— take a breath. Quiet your mind, and be peaceful... Just think about how you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Selkie: Ah! He just let me pet him! It's working! Now he's just looking at me! He's not running away. This is great!
  • Shigure: I told you it would be OK, Selkie.
  • Selkie: You were right. I'm so glad! I was sure that all the animals hated me...
  • Shigure: Now you'll be able to get along with all of them. And I think you and I will, as well. Let's go to the clearning in the woods— I bet your new friends will be waiting there.
  • Selkie: Yaaaaay! Let's go, let's go! Eeeheehee, thank you, Shigure!

With Hisame Edit

C Support Edit

  • Shigure: Where did all this rain come from... ? Ah! A gazebo! Finally! Sweet relief.
  • Hisame: Greetings, Shigure. Seeking cover from the rain?
  • Shigure: Oh! I didn't see you there, Hisame. Yes, I am. And yourself?
  • Hisame: Not in so many words. I come here on rainy days to enjoy a cup of tea. It's quite soothing, watching the plant life dance in the rain.
  • Shigure: I see. That's very... Hisame of you. *chuckle*
  • Hisame: Would you like some tea as well? I have an extra cup.
  • Shigure: May I?
  • Hisame: Of course. Here you are.
  • Shigure: Thank you! *sip* *sigh* Warm tea is so relaxing. It's like drinking a loved one's embrace.
  • Hisame: Haha. That's a funny way of putting it. But I suppose you're not wrong.
  • Shigure: It is. By the way, what's that you're holding?
  • Hisame: Hm? Oh, it is a plate of pickles I made. They just finished brining this morning.
  • Shigure: You made them yourself? I didn't know you could do that.
  • Hisame: Oh, yes. They are my favorite snack. I've been making them for a long time. Would you like to try one?
  • Shigure: I would! I haven't tried this kind of pickle before. *munch munch* Oh! This is good!
  • Hisame: You really think so? Thank you! I appreciate the compliment.
  • Shigure: No, no no. Thank YOU! Ah... this has turned out to be a pleasant afternoon, hasn't it? May I impose on you again the next time it rains?
  • Hisame: Yes, of course. I would be delighted if you did.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Rain again, huh? I wonder if Hisame will be at the gazebo again...
  • Hisame: Shigure! I'm glad to see you here.
  • Shigure: And I'm glad to see you. Mind if I intrude for a moment?
  • Hisame: Not at all. Please, join me. I thought I might see you today, so I made a few different kinds of pickles this time.
  • Shigure: You did? That's very kind of you. And a bit of a nice coincidence. I brought some rare tea leaves I got at the market the other day. I thought it would be nice to share them with you.
  • Hisame: Splendid. This is turning out to be quite the tea party, isn't it?
  • Shigure: Haha. I suppose so. But it's nice. We don't get too many moments like this. War has a way of taking such things away from you, doesn't it? Heh. It feels rather silly to say that out loud. I imagine it goes without saying.
  • Hisame: Maybe so, but you're right. It does have a way of taking such things away from us. Which is precisely why we should treasure them all the more. Listen to the rain... Its sound cleanses the mind, even as its touch cleanses the body. I never feel more refreshed than after a long, quiet day of rain spent in recollection.
  • Shigure: You're feeling poetic today, Hisame.
  • Hisame: Er... I apologize. I did not mean to sound so pompous.
  • Shigure: Not at all. I think what you said was beautiful. By the way, the pickles you brought are lovely. Such vibrant colors. What kind of vegetables did you use?
  • Hisame: Oh, nothing too remarkable. There's daikon, and cabbage, and eggplant. The colors were mostly added. The eggplant, for example, is dyed.
  • Shigure: Haha. It seems picklemaking is a complex business.
  • Hisame: Mm. By the way, you tea goes very well with these. The perfect level of bitterness.
  • Shigure: I'm glad. So... shall we watch the rain?
  • Hisame: We shall.

A Support Edit

  • Shigure: What a beautiful day. I wonder what the gazebo looks like when the sun is out... I guess I'll find out soon enough!
  • Hisame: Shigure! Hail!
  • Shigure: Hisame? What are you doing here?
  • Hisame: Haha. You sound almost displeased. I am just relaxing. This has become one of my favorite spots. I come here even when it's sunny now. Would you like to relax a while with me? I brought some tea and pickles today, too.
  • Shigure: Oh? Thank you. I would be happy to take advantage of your kindness! Haha. Mm. This place does calm the mind, doesn't it?
  • Hisame: It does. I've been thinking a lot about why that might be lately. I think... it is because it represents to us the world we wish to build with this war. A glimpse of the future we hope will come, when all this fighting is done. That is what gives us peace of mind. That such a place can exist at all... That our dreams are within reach.
  • Shigure: I believe you are exactly right. This is our little grove of heaven. If only we could share this bliss with all the world.
  • Hisame: Yes... but perhaps these are only idle fancies. Would the world even want this? One man's haven is another's torment. Mere peace will have to do ... Shigure. We must end this war. Soon.
  • Shigure: Yes.
  • Hisame: Heh. But we may have become too serious today, no? Let us return to our leisure and our tea.
  • Shigure: Of course. Thank you, Hisame. I am glad you are my friend.
  • Hisame: And I am glad you are mine. Let us forge a new world together.
  • Shigure: A new peace, brother.
  • Hisame: Very good. Yes, then. A new peace. The world will see to itself. Now, enough of this talk. We will have tomorrow to speak of war and peace. But to enjoy this sun and this good wind, we were given today.

With Hisame (Brother) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Hisame: Hmm... I wonder where Shigure went? I doubt he would be out here in the hills and fields. But I couldn't find him at camp either.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Hisame: Is that him in the distance? I wonder why he's sitting out there on that tree stump? And who are all those peop— WHAT?! Those aren't people... No, those are forest animals! There are rabbits, squirrels...even bears? And they're all sitting in a circle like a bunch of schoolkids. I've never seen anything like this...
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. Did you all enjoy it?
  • Hisame: Is he trying to talk to them?
  • Shigure: Ah! Who's there?! Oh no! Come back!
  • Hisame: Ah! I made the animals run away... Sorry about that, Shigure.
  • Shigure: They were just startled, Hisame. Frankly, I was too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Hisame: I was looking for you, actually. Even though we're siblings, you and I never got to know each other. Maybe we could spend some time together.
  • Shigure: O-oh, I see... I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might have a better time talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Hisame: I know that isn't true.
  • Shigure: Please, you shouldn't feel obligated to be my friend just because we're related. Honestly, I'm not in the most social mood right now. Please, excuse me...

(Shigure leaves)

  • Hisame: H-hey, don't leave! Shigure...

B Support Edit

  • Hisame: *sigh*... Shigure's gone missing again... Maybe he went back to that clearing. Yeah, I'll bet that he's playing around with his animal friends just like before. Looks like I was right. Hello, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Hisame, what are you doing out here?! Ah! No! Don't go!
  • Hisame: A-ack! Wow, they're running away at full speed. I didn't mean to frighten them... Sorry about that, Shigure.
  • Shigure: N-no, don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Hisame: Oh... It's amazing how you managed to tame all these wild animals. We may have the same parents, but I could never do what you do.
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Hisame: Yes. I still want to know you better. We're siblings, but it feels almost like you and I are strangers. It makes me feel kind of lonely...
  • Shigure: I see... Listen, I'm sorry for being cold the other day. The truth is, it makes me happy that you care so much. I'm your brother, and I don't want to let you down.
  • Hisame: Really? Then it's OK if I stay here with you for a little while? Can you get those animals to come back?
  • Shigure: Honestly, I don't think they would be comfortable around you.
  • Hisame: Oh, they won't? But they seem so fond of you... Maybe if I put in a lot of effort, they would want to be my friends too. Is there any way to win them over?
  • Shigure: Hmm... I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off.
  • Hisame: But why would I be angry at a bunch of cute animals?
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Hisame: Shigure, are you trying to tease me?
  • Shigure: I'm sorry, of course not. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. There has to be a way to help out my kindhearted brother.
  • Hisame: I sure hope so!

A Support Edit

  • Hisame: Um, Shigure...
  • Shigure: What's wrong, Hisame? You look upset.
  • Hisame: Well... I've just been thinking about those animals from before...
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you want to go pay them a visit? I was just about to head in that direction if you want to come along. Are you ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Hisame: About that... I actually was pretty upset when I saw them that day.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Hisame: I couldn't help but feel envious of their relationship with you. You seemed so happy to be with them but didn't care about spending time with me. It was frustrating. In the moment, I just wanted them to vanish. That's why they all scurried away. They thought I was their enemy. I feel like a terrible person...
  • Shigure: Hisame, I'm glad you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Hisame: The point is, there is no reason for me to go back out there. I don't want to bother them ever again.
  • Shigure: Don't say that! You should absolutely go back. By opening up, you've changed, and the animals will be able to tell. I think they'll be more welcoming.
  • Hisame: I'm not sure...
  • Shigure: Well I am. You didn't have to say that you were feeling jealous. But you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul. They'll be able to see that, too. Look! There's a rabbit hopping this way.
  • Hisame: Wah! What do I do?
  • Shigure: Just calm down... Relax, and take a breath. Quiet your mind and be peaceful... Just think about how you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Hisame: O-OK, I'll try... Shigure, he let me pet him! He's not trying to run away. What a sweet little guy...
  • Shigure: See? I told you everything would be fine.
  • Hisame: Yes, thank goodness...!
  • Shigure: Now you can meet all of the other animals! I think you will get along with everyone. Let's wander to the clearing in the woods. I bet your friends will be waiting there.
  • Hisame: Thank you, Shigure...

With Mitama Edit

C Support Edit

  • Mitama: *yawn* I think it's time for a nap...
  • Shigure: Hello, Mitama.
  • Mitama: Shigure? What are you doing out here?
  • Shigure: I'm just heading back to camp. I was out doing some landscape paintings. Would you like to see? Here.
  • Mitama: A static canvas / eeming with the inert life / The moving colors. Though your images are frozen, they move me. You are very talented.
  • Shigure: Thank you. Do you make any art? Besides poetry, I mean. Pictures.
  • Mitama: I did. But it was a long time ago. And they were not like this. I made chigiri-e. It is an old Hoshidan art form.
  • Shigure: Chigiri-e?
  • Mitama: They are in some ways similar to collages. You paste pieces of torn paper to a canvas.
  • Shigure: That sounds very interesting. May I see some?
  • Mitama: Ahhhhh...
  • Shigure: No need to sound so enthusiastic...
  • Mitama: I'm sorry. I don't mind showing you. I just have no idea where they are right now. O, where do they lie / Somewhere in my things must sleep / My chigiri-e.
  • Shigure: Is your room really that messy? But I must see them! Is there no way you could find them for me?
  • Mitama: But... it would be so much work... *sigh*. Fine, fine, I suppose I can look around.
  • Shigure: Thank you, Mitama.

B Support Edit

  • Mitama: Shigure! I found those old chigiri-e pieces you wanted to see. Here, look!
  • Shigure: These are incredible...
  • Mitama: Like a dream vision / Paper fibers lay a haze / Over all seen things. The texture of the torn paper gives the image a fuzzy, vague quality. The world can appear as if underwater in a chigiri-e.
  • Shigure: This is amazing! It looks as though the water lily is bleeding into the stream...
  • Mitama: Delicate flowers / Petals of torn-up tissue / Light as morning air. This one is a picture of a flower bed.
  • Shigure: I'm amazed at how you used folds in the rice paper to make darker lines... Such detail... It's masterful. You must have more!
  • Mitama: I thank you for your compliment, but I do not. I have not made these in a long time. My poetry demands all of my time these days. Even then, these were afterthoughts slapped together between poems.
  • Shigure: Afterthoughts? I don't believe it! They're far too beautiful!
  • Mitama: T-truly? It means a lot to me, coming from someone so skilled as yourself... Perhaps I will consider resuming the practice.
  • Shigure: Hm. I have an idea. Would you consider coming on a trip with me sometime?
  • Mitama: Uhhhm...
  • Shigure: Is the idea so repulsive?
  • Mitama: It's not that... it's just... why should we go outside? What would we even do?
  • Shigure: We could go somewhere beautiful. You could write poems while I paint. I'm sure you would enjoy it.
  • Mitama: I guess that doesn't sound so awful...
  • Shigure: And, in case the mood takes you, I'll bring some paper so you can make chigiri-e.
  • Mitama: Oh, so that is what you are after.
  • Shigure: Haha. Not quite. I think your poems are just as beautiful. I was only offering. So, will you come with me? There's a lake nearby that would be perfect.
  • Mitama: Hmm. A lake sounds nice. Very well, I will go with you.
  • Shigure: Perfect! I'm looking forward to it.

A Support Edit

  • Shigure: And here we are! This is the lake I was telling you about.
  • Mitama: Oh! It's gorgeous!
  • Shigure: Isn't that the clearest water you've ever seen? I'm going to set up my easel, but you feel free to drink in the view. I think you'll write some lovely poems here.
  • Mitama: I think so too. Mirrored back at us / Two artists in the old act / Of making new things.
  • Shigure: Haha. I should have known you'd begin composing the second we got there.
  • Mitama: They just come naturally when I'm in the presence of such beauty. Weren't you going to begin painting?
  • Shigure: Haha. Yes, yes. I just need to set a few things up...

(Scene transition)

  • Shigure: Phew. I think I'm done with this one for the day. How are you doing, Mitama?
  • Mitama: Zzz... Zzz...
  • Shigure: H-has she been napping this entire time?
  • Mitama: No, I haven't.
  • Shigure: Ack?! You're awake?!
  • Mitama: Yes. I just woke now. Mm. Today was a good day. So many poems, so many snoozes. Perfection.
  • Shigure: Haha. I take it you're glad you came? I know that I am, for one. It was very soothing to hear your poems while I painted. It focuses the mind.
  • Mitama: It worked out wonderfully for me as well. Hearing someone respond as I write them motivated me to keep churning them out. It was an incredible feeling. I was so productive! Although after you got more engrossed in your paintings, I began to feel sleepy again.
  • Shigure: Oh, haha. I'm sorry! I didn't realize I was the reason you fell asleep.
  • Mitama: Oh no there's no need to apologize. You were just focusing on your work. Paintings and poems / Both strike the heart like a bell / Which echoes through all. I am happy you were here.
  • Shigure: I must admit, at first I really did hope you'd make more chigiri-e. But after you began reading your poems to me, I completely forgot!
  • Mitama: Oh? But I did that too.
  • Shigure: What?! When?!
  • Mitama: Before I fell asleep. Just after you stopped responding to my poems. But I'm not sure you'll like it as much as the others. I've gotten rusty.
  • Shigure: Oh, it's the lake. And is this... my back? Wonderful! Such craftsmanship! I'd never dreamed I'd get to see another Mitama original!
  • Mitama: If you like it that much, you may have it.
  • Shigure: Thank you so much! I can't wait until the next time we come out here!
  • Mitama: Next time? But it's such a bother walking out all this way... Though I did enjoy myself... Perhaps I can be bothered to come with you again... Ocassionally.

S Support Edit

  • Shigure: Mitama! I have something for you.
  • Mitama: This is... a painting of myself at the lake?
  • Shigure: Yes. I thought it would be a good way to repay you for your chigiri-e piece.
  • Mitama: A sleepy poet / Gazing out from the lakeshore / A lovely painting. I think the girl in this painting is too beautiful to be me.
  • Shigure: Aw. Don't speak like that. You are extremely beautiful, Mitama.
  • Mitama: O-oh? You think so?
  • Shigure: Mitama... could you do me a favor? I did this painting from memory... but would you allow me to paint you as my model? I would like to gaze at the person i love as I paint her...
  • Mitama: Wh-what?
  • Shigure: I love you, Mitama. I have never felt more at peace than I did at that lake. I did not realize it at first, but it was not the lake. It was because you were there. Mitama... will you be with me?
  • Mitama: Yes! I will.
  • Shigure: You will? Really?
  • Mitama: Yes. I was so happy when you were listenting to me read my poetry... I realized then that I wished to spend every day could with you. Two friends together / Confess a mutual love / A happy ending. I'd like to thank you for giving me such a lovely painting as well. I will treasure it always as a symbol of our love.
  • Shigure: You're very welcome... You know, I hope we can see many more places like the lake together. Perharps I could take you on a flight sometime to find some new spots.
  • Mitama: That sounds enchanting.
  • Shigure: Oh? You wouldn't prefer to just sleep?
  • Mitama: No... I think I prefer being with you now to being in bed. I'll go anywhere with you, Shigure.
  • Shigure: Then let us paln our next adventure, my love!

With Mitama (Sister) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Mitama: Now where did Shigure run off to? It would be odd for him to be out in the hills and fields...but I couldn't find him anywhere at camp either, so...
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Mitama: Wait...that's Shigure! So he was out here after all! Why is he just sitting quietly on that tree stump? And who are those people surrounding - WHAAAT?! They aren't people! Those are....forest animals!! Squirrels, rabbits...even bears? My goodness...how can the animals all sit there so obediently?
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you all enjoy it?
  • Mitama: Are you...talking to them?
  • Shigure: Ah! Who's there?! Wait! No! Don't go!
  • Mitama: Oh dear. The animals ran away...that was entirely my fault. I'm sorry, Shigure.
  • Shigure: You just startled them, Mitama. Frankly, you startled me too! But, please, don't worry about it. They can't help being shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Mitama: I was searching for you, of course. Though we're siblings, growing up apart prevented us from truly forging a bond. So I thought perhaps we could spend some time together. You are my elder brother, after all.
  • Shigure: O-oh, I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might be better off trying to make friends with people who are more outgoing.
  • Mitama: Th-that isn't true at all! I just want to get to know you!
  • Shigure: Please, don't feel obligated to try and be friends just because we're related. To be honest, I'm not in the most social mood right now. If you'll excuse me...
  • Mitama: H-hey, wait just a minute! He's gone...
  • Mitama: When we meet at last / I receive a cold shoulder / from the one I seek...
  • Mitama: This is going to take some real effort...

B Support Edit

  • Mitama: *sigh* Now where has Shigure disappeared to? He's probably back in that clearing with all of those animals...heehee, looks like I was right. Good afternoon, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Mitama?! What are you doing here?! Ah! No! Wait!
  • Mitama: Looks like I've frightened them off again. They sure can sprint. Sorry about that, Shigure. I didn't mean to get in the way.
  • Shigure: Oh, don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Mitama: I-is that right? Well aren't you something. I've never seen anyone tame wild animals like you have. It's quite a talent.
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Mitama: Yes, I do. We are siblings, and I think it's important for us to be much closer.
  • Mitama: The blood that binds us / it is the one and only / treasure that we share...
  • Shigure: That's true...listen, I'm sorry for being cold the other day. The truth is, it makes me happy that you care about our relationship so much. I'm your brother, and I don't want to let you down.
  • Mitama: Really? So I can stay here with you? Won't you call back those animals? I would love to play with them.
  • Shigure: Honestly, I don't think they would be comfortable around you.
  • Mitama: Oh really? Th-they won't? And yet they're so fond of you...with a bit of ingenuity and hard work, perhaps I can befriend them as well. Please, tell me your secret?
  • Shigure: Hmm...I'm not sure if this will help, but...animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off.
  • Mitama: Like what? It's not as though I have any animosity toward them.
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Mitama: *sigh*
  • Mitama: My elder brother / says the rudest things to me / I am quite annoyed
  • Shigure: I'm s-sorry...that's a primary reasons why they might run away from you. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. There's got to be a way to help out my adorable sister.
  • Mitama: Really? I certainly hope so.

A Support Edit

  • Mitama: Hello, Shigure...
  • Shigure: What's wrong, Mitama? You look upset.
  • Mitama: Well. It's the animals...
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you want to go pay them a visit? I was just about to head in that direction if you want to come along. Are you ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Mitama: About that...I've been thinking. I realized that I may have been feeling some anger when I met them.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Mitama: When I saw how well you got along with those animals, I was overcome with envy. In the moment, I wished that they would all just disappear. I'm sure that's why they thought I was hostile toward them. They did nothing wrong, and yet I treated them so poorly.
  • Shigure: Mitama, I'm glad you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Mitama: I don't think I should go back out to the clearing again. The last thing I want is to disturb the animals any further.
  • Shigure: Don't say that. I think you should definitely go back. You've opened up, and the animals will be able to tell that you've changed. I think they'll be more welcoming.
  • Mitama: I don't know...
  • Shigure: Well I do. You din't have to tell me you were feeling jealous, but you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul. They'll be able to tell, too. Look! There's a rabbit coming this way!
  • Mitama: Ah! Wait, what should I do?!
  • Shigure: Just calm down...relax, and take a breath. Quiet your mind, and be peaceful...think about ow you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Mitama: O-OK, I'll try...oh goodness, it's working! He's letting me pet him! He sure likes it when I scratch him under the chin.
  • Shigure: See? I told you everything would be fine.
  • Mitama: Yes! You were absolutely right!
  • Shigure: Now all of us can get along, including you and I. Why don't we wander down to the clearing. All you new friends will be waiting for you!
  • Mitama: All right! Thank you for being such a great brother, Shigure.

With Caeldori Edit

C Support Edit

  • Caeldori: All right. I think that's enough training for today!
  • Shigure: Afternoon, Caeldori! Just finishing up your training?
  • Caeldori: Yes. And you?
  • Shigure: I just got back from a little pleasure fight with my pegasus.
  • Caeldori: A pleasure flight?
  • Shigure: Yes. My mount and I love to go on them. It's extraordinarily relaxing. Do you not often do the same?
  • Caeldori: No. I train of course, but flying for leisure seems strange to me.
  • Shigure: How odd. I'd have thought a rider as skilled as you would love flying.
  • Caeldori: It seems stranger to me that you love it so much. Flying is a battlefield skill. Although I suppose some types enjoy combat simply for the sake of it...
  • Shigure: Hm. It's true. We typically fly only for military purposes. But that's why I think it is so important to fly for leisure as well. We should never allow the love of it to die in our hearts. Perhaps you might enjoy it more with company? Will you fly with me next time?
  • Caeldori: If I can find the time. How far would we be going?
  • Shigure: Oh, I hadn't considered it. I thought we could fly wherever the winds tooks us. What do you say?
  • Caeldori: ...Sure. All right. Perhaps it will prove more refreshing than I imagine.
  • Shigure: Then it's settled! I'll call on you when the time comes.
  • Caeldori: I look forward to it.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: See, this isn't so bad. Going on a nice, leisurely flight like this can be relaxing.
  • Caeldori: Yes. I didn't think I'd like it, but it's a refreshing change of pace.
  • Shigure: I'm happy to see you're enjoying yourself!
  • Caeldori: But i don't think I could do this too often. It's not really my style. Hm... How about we have a little race?
  • Shigure: A race?
  • Caeldori: Yes. I hear you can go pretty fast on that pegasus of yours. How about we put that famous speed of yours to the test?
  • Shigure: Haha. Sure, that sounds fun.
  • Caeldori: All right! Let's start after we pass that tree over there. I'm not going to lose to you!
  • Shigure: I won't make this easy for you! Let's go!

(scene transition)

  • Caeldori: H-how? I lost...
  • Shigure: Yes, but only just. Don't feel bad.
  • Caeldori: A loss is a loss. You are tremendously skilled at handling your pegasus. I've got to practice more.
  • Shigure: You're a competitive one, aren't you? But i don't think the problem was in your skill. It was in your connection.
  • Caeldori: What?
  • Shigure: Your connection to your mount. I ride and care for mine every day. And over time, our bond has deepened. It was this bond, I believe, that won the day.
  • Caeldori: It's true... I rarely see you without your pegasus. Even at mealtimes...
  • Shigure: Haha. I only eat with her occasionally. But either way, don't worry too much. I'm sure if you spend more time with your steed, your bond will deepen naturally.
  • Caeldori: I suppose you're right. We'll just have to start training even more! It's so nice to have a clear goal! I'm excited. Thanks, Shigure! Let's have a rematch soon!
  • Shigure: Sure!

(Caeldori leaves)

  • Shigure: Hm... I'm not sure she understood what I meant...

A Support Edit

  • Caeldori: Grrr...
  • Shigure: Hm? You look upset. Did something happen?
  • Caeldori: Er, well... it's... uh...
  • Shigure: I'm sorry. I don't mean to pry. You don't have to tell me if you don't want to. It may be presumptuous of me, but, if you're upset, it might help to fly for a bit. A little air and exercise can do wonders for the mind.
  • Caeldori: Er... the problem is that flying is precisely what's bothering me.
  • Shigure: Hm? How so?
  • Caeldori: I've been training more with my pegasus since I lost that race to you the other day. But it's only made things worse. He doesn't listen to me anymore.
  • Shigure: I see... I was afraid that might happen. May I ask you something? Exactly how much training have you been doing?
  • Caeldori: Hm? About three times as much as I was before... so something like fifteen hours?
  • Shigure: F-fifteen?! Every day? No wonder...
  • Caeldori: Was that a mistake?
  • Shigure: Yes. Your pegasus must feel enormously strained under that much pressure. Even if it wants to be close with you, you're probably driving it mad.
  • Caeldori: Oh... I must have been so focused on winning our next round that I didn't notice. I've got to find a way to apologize to him...
  • Shigure: Why don't we go flying together after your mount's had some rest?
  • Caeldori: Not this again...
  • Shigure: No. I'm serious! Pegasi love flying! Can't get enough of it. Perhaps if you go sightseeing together instead of training, it would help things. Do something fun together. Learn to take it easy now and then.
  • Caeldori: Heehee. Fine, fine. I guess you'd be the one to know.
  • Shigure: Good! Then let's go on a trip soon.
  • Caeldori: Yes, let's!

S Support Edit

  • Shigure: Oh, hello there, Caeldori. Are you all right? You look troubled.
  • Caeldori: I had a question for you, Shigure. Do you... have a girlfriend?
  • Shigure: Wh-what? No, I don't.
  • Caeldori: You don't?! Oh, praise be!
  • Shigure: Huh?
  • Caeldori: Ah! Err, it's just that... in the past, I've only had feelings for people who were taken. And I was worried that it would be the same this time.
  • Shigure: You mean...
  • Caeldori: Yes... I want to be with you, Shigure.
  • Shigure: Caeldori...
  • Caeldori: I admire your skill and your kindness. You not only bested me, but did so with grace. And you did your best to help me fix the mistakes I was making. If it weren't for you, I'd never have become as close with my pegasus as I am now. I have so much to be grateful to you for... and I've found... I feel more than gratitude.
  • Shigure: You've made me so happy, Caeldori. I have feelings for you too.
  • Caeldori: R-really?!
  • Shigure: Yes. At first, I just thought it would be nice to get to know another pegasus knight. But after spending so much time with you on our little flights... I began to fall for you. I want to fly by your side as your partner in life. Will you have me?
  • Caeldori: Yes! Of course I will! Wh-whoa, hang on, I wasn't ready for that hug! I'd never have thought you were such a passionate person!
  • Shigure: I'm usually not. You've just made me so happy. I hope we can spend the rest of our lives together, Caeldori!
  • Caeldori: Yes... me too, Shigure.

With Caeldori (Sister) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Caeldori: Hmm... Where has Shigure gone today? I don't know why he would run off to these hills or fields... But he was nowhere to be found at camp either, so who knows.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Caeldori: Ah, there he is! I wonder what he's doing in a place like this? It's odd to see him sitting out in the middle of nowhere on a tree stump. Who are all those peop— WHAT?! Th-they aren't people! Those are... forest animals!! Rabbits, squirrels...even wolves! How can they be sitting around him so obediently?
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you like it?
  • Caeldori: Are you...talking to them?
  • Shigure: Ah! Who's there?! Wait! No, don't go!
  • Caeldori: Those animals sure can run fast. I'm sorry, Shigure. I didn't mean to drive them off.
  • Shigure: They were just startled, Caeldori. Frankly, I was startled too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Caeldori: I was looking for you. Growing up so far apart prevented us from getting to know each other. So I thought it might be fun for us to talk for a little while. What do you say?
  • Shigure: O-oh, I see. I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might have a better time talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Caeldori: What? That's not true at all! I just want to try and make a connection with you. We are siblings after all!
  • Shigure: You shouldn't feel obligated to be my friend just because we're related. And to be honest, I'm not in the most social mood right now. Please, excuse me...

(Shigure leaves)

  • Caeldori: H-hey, don't leave! Ugh, what's with him?

B Support Edit

  • Caeldori: *sigh* Where could Shigure have disappeared to today...? I bet he went back to that clearing. He's probably got all of his animal friends gathered around him too. Heehee, looks like I was right. Hello, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Caeldori?! What are you doing here? Ah! Wait! Don't go!
  • Caeldori: Oh no! Sorry about that. I didn't mean to scare them away again.
  • Shigure: N-no, don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Caeldori: O-oh, I understand... It's amazing that you get along with those animals so well. We may have the same parents, but I certainly didn't inherit that talent.
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Caeldori: Well, as siblings, we have a duty to support and love each other. That's why I would really like to spend some quality time with you.
  • Shigure: I see. Listen, I'm sorry for being cold the other day. The truth is, it makes me happy that you care about our relationship so much. I'm your brother, and I don't want to let you down.
  • Caeldori: R-really? Can I stay here with you then? Say, can you call back those animals? I would love to play with them.
  • Shigure: Honestly, I don't think they would be comfortable around you.
  • Caeldori: Th-they won't? Why not? All of them seem so fond of you, right? Perhaps they could grow to like me too if I put in a lot of effort. Is there some sort of secret?
  • Shigure: Hmm... I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off.
  • Caeldori: Like what? I don't have any animosity toward those critters.
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Caeldori: How rude! I would never think such a thing.
  • Shigure: Of course not, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. There has to be a way to help out my adorable sister.
  • Caeldori: Really? Please do!

A Support Edit

  • Caeldori: Oh, Shigure!
  • Shigure: What's wrong, Caeldori? You look upset.
  • Caeldori: Well... I wanted to talk about those animal friends of yours...
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you want to go pay them a visit? I was just about to head in that direction if you want to come along. Are you ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Caeldori: Well, that's the thing... I've given it some thought. And the truth is, I think I may have been upset when I met them the other day.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Caeldori: The truth is... I was overcome with envy when I saw how well you got along with them. It was frustrating that you wanted to spend time with them but didn't care about me. And in that moment, I just wanted them to all go away. That must be why the animals felt uncomfortable. I feel so guilty...
  • Shigure: Caeldori, I'm glad you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Caeldori: The point is, I don't want to bother them. I won't be going back out there anymore.
  • Shigure: Don't say that. You should absolutely go back. By opening up, you've changed, and the animals will be able to tell. I think they'll be more welcoming.
  • Caeldori: I'm not sure about that...
  • Shigure: Well I am. You didn't have to admit to feeling jealous, but you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul. They'll be able to see that too. Look! There's a rabbit hopping this way.
  • Caeldori: Ack! What do I do?
  • Shigure: Just calm down... Relax, and take a breath. Quiet your mind and be peaceful... Just think about how you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Caeldori: O-OK, I'll give it a go... Shigure, look! He's letting me pet him! What a sweetie. He's just staring at me.
  • Shigure: See? I told you things would be fine.
  • Caeldori: Thank goodness! This is delightful... I was afraid all the animals hated me.
  • Shigure: I'm so happy that I get to share this with you, Caeldori. Now you can meet all of the other animals. I think you will get along with everyone. Let's wander to the clearing in the woods— I bet your new friends will be waiting there.
  • Caeldori: All right! Thanks for being such a great brother, Shigure.

With Rhajat Edit

C Support Edit

  • Shigure: You are the ocean's gray waves...♪
  • Rhajat: Well, you're sounding cheerless today. Keep going on like that, and I might even start to warm up to you.
  • Shigure: Oh, Rhajat. Yes, I suppose I am feeling rather sad.
  • Rhajat: Well, I'm sure it's nothing a few cursed amulets can't fix. Just give me four teeth and a thumb, and I'll have a cure for you in a jiffy.
  • Shigure: Oh, n-no, thank you. I don't think I need any amulets. I just want to sing awhile to soothe the spirits of my caretakers.
  • Rhajat: Their spirits? So they are not among the living?
  • Shigure: Yes. I lost them in the Deeprealms. They...they died protecting me.
  • Rhajat: I see. That is unfortunate. My condolences. But...I am surprised you care for them so much. Were they important to you?
  • Shigure: Of course! Were you not close to yours?
  • Rhajat: No, I was not. They did not come near me except to give me food. My studies in the dark arts scared them off for the most part.
  • Shigure: That sounds terrible.
  • Rhajat: It was nice. And they are not to blame. I scared them intentionally. It allowed me to pursure my studies to my heart;s content without distraction.
  • Shigure: But weren't you lonely?
  • Rhajat: Of course not. I am not so foolish as to overvalue human companionship. I had everything I needed. Speaking of which, I grow weary of this conversing. So if you'll excuse me...
  • Shigure: Rhajat...

B Support Edit

  • Rhajat: Shigure? What's that you're painting?
  • Shigure: It's a painting of my home and caretakers in the Deeprealms.
  • Rhajat: You really loved them, didn't you?
  • Shigure: How could I not? I knew them my entire life...they would always play with me, or listen to me when I was sad...in a way, they were more parents to me than my real mother and father.
  • Rhajat: I see.
  • Shigure: Er, forgive me. I know you were not close to your own caretakers. It must be painful to hear me speak so fondly of mine, I was being thoughtless.
  • Rhajat: It's all right. I don't mind. I've spent so much of my life alone, I'm used to it. If anything, all this companionship is what is strange.
  • Shigure: You must have felt lonely sometimes, though.
  • Rhajat: Lonely? No. I liked it like that. I'm not anything like you. Please don't assume I am.
  • Shigure: F-forgive me. I just meant...never mind. I enjoy my alone time, too. I just can't imagine having so much of it for so long. Are you sure you were all right with it? You know you can tell me. It's OK.
  • Rhajat: I have no use for your pity. I told you, I chose this. And besides, it's in the past. Things are very different now.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Rhajat: Never mind. I must be leaving. Farewell.
  • Shigure: Hm...

A Support Edit

  • Shigure: Rhajat. I wish to speak with you.
  • Rhajat: Hm? Fine. Make it quick. I am busy.
  • Shigure: Very well. It is about your childhood. You said that you preferred to be alone. But I believe you are hiding something.
  • Rhajat: Oh joy. Yet more of your speculations about my childhood. Get on with it then.
  • Shigure: I spoke with your father. He told me the real reason you were isolated, growing up. You said it was your own preference. That much is true. But you failed to mention that you did this to prevent others from being cursed. You were too young to completely control the magic you were dealing with...so you shut yourself off from the others to protect them.
  • Rhajat: Are you done? Good. You're wrong. I never gave a thought to any of that.
  • Shigure: Heh. I don't think you're telling the truth.
  • Rhajat: You think too well of me. I simply didn't enjoy the company of others.
  • Shigure: But you are around others all the time now. Are you truly so miserable?
  • Rhajat: ...I suppose it is...tolerable. And serving in this army is the best way for me to get closer to a...certain someone. But I will admit, I am beginning to understand the meaning of camaraderie.
  • Shigure: Heh. So you would consider of comrades, then?
  • Rhajat: Of course. We fight together. Isn't that all it means?
  • Shigure: Haha. Yes, I suppose so. Technically.
  • Rhajat: Why are you smiling like that? It's irritating.
  • Shigure: Oh, no reason.
  • Rhajat: Hmph! Fine. Be that way.
  • Shigure: Haha. It looks like our road tomorrow is a difficult one. But it brings me great comfort knowing we will be marching together.
  • Rhajat: Ugh. Idiot....me too.

S Support Edit

  • Rhajat: Shigure, can you spare a moment?
  • Shigure: What is it?
  • Rhajat: Lately I've been having chest pains and feeling depressed. I may have been cursed.
  • Shigure: That's terrible! Do you have any idea how this could have happened?
  • Rhajat: No. But it appears only to occur when I am near you.
  • Shigure: What?
  • Rhajat: Whenever I see you, a great weight comes over me and a haze enters my mind.
  • Shigure: Rhajat...
  • Rhajat: This must be the work of an enemy stand. But why only when I am near you? Perhaps they have planted a totem on you. Has anyone been in your things?
  • Shigure: Rhajat...I don't think you're cursed. I think...you might be in love with me.
  • Rhajat: What?
  • Shigure: It's the only explanation that fits your symptoms. Or...perhaps I only hope it is. Because, you see...I believe I am in love with you, Rhajat.
  • Rhajat: I-I see. Perhaps you are right. Perhaps...this is what love feels like.
  • Shigure: Yes...I believe it is. Will you be with me, Rhajat?
  • Rhajat: Yes, Shigure. I will.

With Rhajat (Sister) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Rhajat: *sigh* Where did Shigure run off to? That fool... He sure is hard to keep track of. I don't know why he'd be roaming around these hills and fields. But I couldn't find him anywhere at camp so I'm not sure where else to look.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Rhajat: Wait. There he is! Why is he just sitting out there on that tree stump? And why are all those people gathered around him...? Wait, those aren't people... Those are forest animals! Squirrels, rabbits... even bears! They're all sitting calmly around him, like it's the most natural thing in th world...
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you like it?
  • Rhajat: Is he... trying to have a conversation with all those creatures?
  • Shigure: Ah! Who's there?! Oh no! Come back!
  • Rhajat: They all ran away... I guess I scared them off.
  • Shigure: They were just startled, Rhajat. Frankly, I was too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Rhajat: I was looking for you, actually. Even though we're siblings, you and I were rasied in different lands, right? You're the only brother I have, and I would like to know you better.
  • Shigure: Oh, I see. I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might have more fun talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Rhajat: You're missing the point. We're siblings. I need to spend time with you...
  • Shigure: Please, don't feel obligated to try and be my friend, just because of that. Honestly. I'm not in the most social mood right now. Please, excuse me...

(Shigure leaves)

  • Rhajat: Hey, hold on a minute! Gods, what was that all about?

B Support Edit

  • Rhajat: Shigure hasnt' been around again today. I wonder if he andered back to that clearing in the mountains... He's probably sitting there surrounded by all those animals. Heehee. Looks like I was right. There he is!
  • Shigure: Rhajat?! What are you doing out here? Ah! Oh no! Wait!
  • Rhajat: Ahh, I scared them off again. My sneaking skills aren't as good as I thought. Sorry about that...
  • Shigure: Don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Rhajat: I see... How did you learn to tame those wild animals? I've never seen anything like it. We may have the same parents, but I didn't inherit that skill.
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Rhajat: Yes, I've been thinking. It feels unnatural to know so little about my own sibling. We must spend time together.
  • Shigure: OK, OK. Listen, I'm sorry for being cold the other day. The truth is, it makes me happy that you care so much. I'm your brother, and I really don't want to let you down.
  • Rhajat: So you don't mind if I stay by your side? Is there any chance you can call back those animals from before?
  • Shigure: Honestly, I don't think they would be comfortable around you.
  • Rhajat: Why not? They seem so attached to you. If I work really hard, maybe I could tame them as well. Is there any easy way to do that?
  • Shigure: Hmm... I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off.
  • Rhajat: But I don't have any animosity toward a bunch of fluffly creatures.
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Rhajat: Shigure, do you want to be cursed? I would never think that.
  • Shigure: Of course, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. I would be delighted to help out my sweet sister.
  • Rhajat: I'm counting on you...

A Support Edit

  • Rhajat: Hello, Shigure...
  • Shigure: What's wrong, Rhajat? You look troubled.
  • Rhajat: i've been wanting to talk about the animals with you...
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you want to pay them a visit? I was just about to head in that direction if you want to come along. Are you ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Rhajat: I've been thinking about that. When I first saw them, I think I was feeling rather angry...
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Rhajat: It's embarrassing, but I was jealous of those stupid animals... To see you open your heart to them but not your own sister injured me. It felt unfair, and in the moment, I just wanted them all to vanish. That's why they thought I was their enemy. I'm ashamed of myself.
  • Shigure: Rhajat, I'm glad you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Rhajat: I can't even go back out there. I feel pathetic enough as it is.
  • Shigure: Don't say that! You should absolutely go back. By opening up, you've changed, and the animals will be able to tell. I think they'll be more welcoming.
  • Rhajat: I'm not sure...
  • Shigure: Well, I am. You didn't have to say that you were feeling jealous. But you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul. They'll be able to see that, too. Look! There's a rabbit coming this way!
  • Rhajat: Ahh! What am I supposed to do?
  • Shigure: Just calm down... Relax, and take a breath. Quiet your mind and be peaceful... Just think about how you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Rhajat: A-all right, I'll try! Shigure, look! He's letting me pet him! Wow, he's not running away or anything. This is amazing!
  • Shigure: See? I told you it would all be fine.
  • Rhajat: I guess you were right!
  • Shigure: Now you can meet all of the other animals! I think you will get along with everyone. Let's wander to the clearing in the woods—I bet your new friends will be waiting there.
  • Rhajat: It's gonna be so much fun spending time with you, Shigure.

With Siegbert (Brother) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Siegbert: Hmm... Where has Shigure gone? I doubt I'll find him in these hills and fields. But I couldn't locate him anywhere around the camp...
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Siegbert: Ah, there he is! I wonder why he's just sitting in that tree stump? And who are those people surrounding hi— What?! Those aren't people. No, they're...forest animals?! Rabbits, squirrels...even bears! What in the name of the gods is going on...? They're just gathered around him so calmly.
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you like it?
  • Siegbert: Wait. Is he talking to them?
  • Shigure: Ahh! Who's there?! Oh no! Come back!
  • Siegbert: Ahh! I made the animals run away. My apologies, Shigure.
  • Shigure: You just startled them, Siegbert. And you startled me too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little bit shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Siegbert: I was looking for you, actually. Growing up separated prevented us from getting to know each other. But you're my brother, and I'd like to learn more about you. It would make me happy to spend some real quality time with you.
  • Shigure: Ohh. I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You would probably enjoy spending time with someone more outgoing.
  • Siegbert: No, no, that isn't true.
  • Shigure: Please, don't feel obligated to be my friend just because of our relation. Honestly, I'm not in the most social mood right now. Please, excuse me...
  • Siegbert: Shirgure, wait! That wasn't very nice...

 With Forrest Edit

C Support Edit

  • Forrest: Hello, Shigure. What's that you're painting? Oh! And are those oil paints?
  • Shigure: They are. I thought I'd try something other than my usual watercolors. This type of painting was the norm a century ago. It's always an interesting exercise to immerse oneself in the history of an art.
  • Forrest: I agree! I love revisiting fashions that have come and gone throughout history. A hundred years ago in Nohr, there was a tremendous cultural explosion. Not just in painting and the arts, but in fashion as well. Now that I think about it, I really must try to study more old portraits. There must be a wealth of fashions knowledge to be gained from them. In fact, I cut my hair based on one such portrait done when this style was in vogue.
  • Shigure: That makes sense. I remember seeing many paintings from then of ladies wearing their hair like yours. It seems that fashion and painting are more closely related than I'd ever considered.
  • Forrest: I'm happy to see you taking an interested in the subject. It is one close to my heart.
  • Shigure: Haha. I could say the same thing of you. Perhaps we'll make a painter of you yet.
  • Forrest: Ooh! I just had an idea for something we could do!
  • Shigure: Hm? What is it?
  • Forrest: Here, listen. I bet we can surprise everyone! *whisper whisper* ...
  • Shigure: Mmhmm... Uh-huh...

B Support Edit

  • Forrest: You mean it's finished?
  • Shigure: Yes, and it looks splendid, if I do say so myself. Here we are: Lady Wald's portrait. I hope you approve of the new name.
  • Forrest: It's perfect! I can't wait to see how our friends react. They'll never guess it's me in those ancient clothes! And you did a bang-up job of painting in that antiquated style.
  • Shigure: Honestly, the hardest part was aging the canvas and the paints. I had to be very careful not to overdo it.
  • Forrest: Well you did a great job of that too!
  • Shigure: Haha. Thank you. I can't wait to see the looks on their faces when we tell them it's really you! I'm laughing just thinking about it!
  • Forrest: Then let's go! We'll show it to everyone right now!
  • Shigure: Wait, no! If we both go running up to show it to them, it will look suspicious. You have to go hide somewhere!
  • Forrest: Oh, you're right! That was a close one...
  • Shigure: Yes... I think, however, if you show up after some of the others, it will be OK. So just wait here a few minutes, and then come when you hear us all talking.
  • Forrest: OK, I got it! Teehee!

With Forrest (Brother) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Forrest: Hmmm... Where did Shigure run off to? I can't imagine why he'd have come to this distant field... But I couldn't find him anywhere around the camp either.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Forrest: Ah! There he is! Now why would he be out here sitting on that tree stump? And why is he surrounded by a whole bunch of... forest animals?! Rabbits, squirrels... Is that a bear? And they're all gathered, as if it were perfectly natural.
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you like it?
  • Forrest: Shigure, why are you trying to talk with those animals?
  • Shigure: Ah! Who's there?! Wait! No! Don't go!
  • Forrest: Oh! I made them all run away. That was totally my fault. Sorry about that.
  • Shigure: They were just startled, Forrest. Frankly, I was too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Forrest: I was looking for you. Since we were raised apart, we never got to form any sort of brotherly bond. I would love to know you better. Do you want to spend some time together?
  • Shigure: Oh... I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around. You might have a better time talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Forrest: D-don't say that. It's not true.
  • Shigure: Please, you shouldn't feel obligated to be my friend just because we're related. Honestly, I'm not in the most social mood right now. You'll have to excuse me.
  • (Shigure leaves)
  • Forrest: W-wait up! Why did he leave...?

B Support Edit

  • Forrest: *sigh* Shigure ran off again today. Which probably means he's hiding out in that clearing. Surrounded by all those animals he's friends with in the forest. Heehee. Looks like I was right. Hello, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Forrest?! What are you doing out here? Ah! Ah! Don't go!
  • Forrest: Oh no! They ran off. Sorry for driving them away again.
  • Shigure: N-no, don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Forrest: O-oh, I see. They sure seem fond of you though. We may have the same parents, but we really couldn't be more different.
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Forrest: I still want to spend time with you. We're siblings, but it's almost like you and I are strangers. But you're my only brother in the world.
  • Shigure: That's true. Listen, I'm sorry for being cold the other day. It makes me happy to know that you care so much. I'm your brother, and I don't want to let you down.
  • Forrest: Do you mean it? Can I stay here with you for a while? Maybe you can call back those animals.
  • Shigure: Honestly, I don't think they would be comfortable around you.
  • Forrest: R-really? And yet they're so happy around you. Maybe if I worked really hard, they would want to be my friends, too. Are there any secret tips that you can share with me?
  • Shigure: Hmm... I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off.
  • Forrest: Like what? Why would I be angry at some cute animals?
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Forrest: No, Shigure! I'm not a glutton. And I wouldn't want their fur either!
  • Shigure: Of course, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. There has to be a way to help out my kindhearted brother.
  • Forrest: I certainly hope so!

With Ignatius (Brother) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Ignatius: Hmm... I know I saw Shigure passing this way earlier. Did he go deeper into the forest? He wasn't back in the hills, and he wouldn't loop back here to camp.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Ignatius: Oh, I see him. He's over there! What in the world is he doing sitting on that tree stump? And what's with all the people gathered around hi— It's impossible. My eyes must be playing tricks on me. Those aren't people at all! They're a bunch of wild forest animals! Rabbits, squirrels...even bears? What in the name of the gods is going on? They're all sitting so calmly around Shigure.
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you all like it?
  • Ignatius: Are you talking to the animals?
  • Shigure: Ahh! Who's there?! Oh no! Come back!
  • Ignatius: The animals are all running away. I'm sorry, Shigure. I didn't mean to scare them off.
  • Shigure: You just startled them, Ignatius. And you startled me too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little bit shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Ignatius: I was looking for you. We are brothers, after all. Since we grew up so far apart, I feel like we never got to know each other. I thought we could talk. I'd like to learn more about you.
  • Shigure: Oh, really? I don't know what to say. I don't think I'm the most interesting person around. You might be better off trying to make friends with people who are more outgoing.
  • Ignatius: But you're my brother. It's important to bond with your siblings.
  • Shigure: Don't feel obligated to try and be my friend, just because of that. Honestly, I'm not in the most social mood right now. If you'll excuse me.

(Shigure leaves)

  • Ignatius: H-hey, wait a second! That was harsh. What a jerk.

B Support Edit

  • Ignatius: I wonder where Shigure went today. I bet he went back to that clearing in the mountains again. Probably playing with his pack of animals, like the other day. Just as I thought—there he is! Greetings, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Ignatius?! What are you doing out here? Ah! Oh no! Wait!
  • Ignatius: Oh dear... Looks like I scared the animals away again. Wow, they're running really fast. I apologize, Shigure. I didn't mean to do that again.
  • Shigure: Oh, don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. They just startle easily.
  • Ignatius: Oh, I see. I'll try to be more careful next time. I've never seen anyone get along with animals like that before. We may be brothers, but we're very different people. I'm too scared to even touch an animal.
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Ignatius: Well, I thought I'd see if you felt like talking today. You're my brother, and I would really like to know you better.
  • Shigure: Oh, I see. Well sure, we can hang out if you want. I appreciate that you want to get to know me better. I didn't mean to be rude the other day. The last thing I want to do is let you down.
  • Ignatius: Really? So I can stay here with you for a little while? You can call those animals back if you want. I'll try not to get freaked out.
  • Shigure: The animals... Ah, well. I don't think they'll want to come back while you're here.
  • Ignatius: They won't, huh? They sure seem to like you a lot. Maybe if I'm extra nice, then I can make friends with them too. Assuming they aren't too scary.
  • Shigure: Hmm. I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly sensitive to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off. They were fine until you got here, so I think it was definitely related to you, Ignatius.
  • Ignatius: I admit, I found them a little bit terrifying. But I didn't mean to scare them off.
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Ignatius: Shigure, what do you mean? I would never think something like that.
  • Shigure: Of course, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what you could do to make them feel more safe around you. I'm happy to help out my loyal brother.
  • Ignatius: Thanks, Shigure.

A Support Edit

  • Ignatius: Hello, Shigure.
  • Shigure: Is something wrong, Ignatius? You look very unhappy.
  • Ignatius: Well, I've just been thinking about your animal friends.
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you want to try and pay them a visit today? I was actually just heading out to see them if you want to come along. Are you ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Ignatius: About that... Listen, I've been thinking about what you said the other day. I think you were right about them sensing something in me.
  • Shigure: What do you mean? Were you feeling a strong emotion when you arrived?
  • Ignatius: Well, to be honest... I was feeling envious of how well they got along with you. I wanted them to go away, so that we could spend time together. They probably felt some animosity coming through me. I think that's why they ran away from me.
  • Shigure: Ignatius, thank you for your honesty. I'm glad you took time to reflect on this.
  • Ignatius: Sure. But I don't think I should go back there anymore. I don't want to bother them.
  • Shigure: Please, don't say that! I really think you should go back. You've opened up your heart, and the animals will be able to tell you've changed.
  • Ignatius: I don't know. I'm not sure...
  • Shigure: I am. You didn't have to tell me you were feeling jealous, but you did anyway. That proves that you've got a very good and honest soul. The animals will be able to tell, too. Look! A rabbit is hopping this way!
  • Ignatius: Whoa! What am I supposed to do, Shigure?
  • Shigure: Just calm down. Take a breath. Quiet your mind, and be peaceful. Think about how much you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Ignatius: O-OK, I'll try... ...AH!! Shigure, look! He's letting me pet him! He's not trying to run away or anything. This is amazing!
  • Shigure: See? I told you it would all be fine.
  • Ignatius: You were right. And I'm not scared at all!
  • Shigure: Now you can meet all the other animals! I think you will get along with everyone. Let's wander to the clearing in the woods. I bet your new friends will be waiting there.
  • Ignatius: Really? OK! Thank you, Shigure!

With Velouria Edit

C Support Edit

  • Velouria: Shigure, could you do me a favor?
  • Shigure: A favor?
  • Velouria: I heard you were good at painting, so I hoped you could paint something for me.
  • Shigure: Sure. Anything for a comrade-in-arms. What would you like me to paint?
  • Velouria: Well...it would be easier if I showed you. Please come with me.
  • Shigure: Hm? O-OK.

(scene transition)

  • Velouria: Here.
  • Shigure: Your tent?
  • Velouria: Yes. Please, come inside.
  • Shigure: If you insist... Th-there's garbage everywhere! What is all this?
  • Velouria: These are my treasures. I've been collecting them.
  • Shigure: Your t-treasures? I'm so sorry!
  • Velouria: Why are you apologizing?
  • Shigure: You called these things treasures... They must be very precious to you. And I called them garbage... I'm so sorry.
  • Velouria: I cannot hear your mumbling. Now, please, whatever it is, do not worry. I would like you to paint my tent, and all the treasures within it, exactly as they are. Most of them are on the verge of decay. Soon I will have to throw them out. So I would like a picture to immortalize them.
  • Shigure: (This is what she calls on the VERGE of decay?)
  • Velouria: Will you do this for me?
  • Shigure: ...Yes. I've never painted anything like this before. It will be an interesting challenge.
  • Velouria: Thank you, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Of course. Hm...now, how shall I do this...

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: Velouria! I finished the painting you requested.
  • Velouria: Oh! Very good. I cannot wait to see it.
  • Shigure: All right. I hope you like it... Ta-da!
  • Velouria: Thank y- A-ah... Um...
  • Shigure: Do you not like it?
  • Velouria: This is... completely wrong... The tree branches should be dead. And the leaves lack that nice, rotten look. And you have painted a full deer, rather than just half of one. It even looks freshly dead! What is this? A joke? Do you joke at me, human paint man?
  • Shigure: No! I tried to represent how the tent looks from your point of view.
  • Velouria: From my point of view? My eyeballs work as well as yours. Perhaps better. And they do not see this... abomination.
  • Shigure: I know, I know! That's not what I meant. I meant... I tried to make your things look as beautiful to others and they look to you.
  • Velouria: Ah... I see. I suppose I have heard of art styles like that. I apologize. Perhaps I should not have reacted so hastily. You must have put much time and effort into making this for me... I feel I have been terribly rude.
  • Shigure: No, there's no need to feel that way. If anything, I should be apologizing. I have failed you.
  • Velouria: Shigure... May I keep this painting? Perhaps it will grow on me.
  • Shigure: Of course!
  • Velouria: Thank you. I will... ah... look at it. Certainly. Yes.
  • Shirgure: *sigh*

A Support Edit

  • Velouria: You called for me?
  • Shigure: Yes. I redid the painting you requested of me.
  • Velouria: You redid it? From scratch?
  • Shigure: Yes. This time, I tried to paint your things as true to the originals as possible. It is not quite as colorful, but you may like it better. Here.
  • Velouria: ... This...
  • Shigure: P-perhaps I stuck too close to reality. It's mostly just black and brown...
  • Velouria: It's wonderful!
  • Shigure: Huh?
  • Velouria: I love it! You have the best taste! I've never known an eye so keen! You have truly captured my treasures. Thank you so much, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Really? I'm so glad you like it!
  • Velouria: You got it to me at the perfect moment, too. I cleaned out my tent this morning. My treasures had completely rotted, so I had to throw them out.
  • Shigure: I'm so sorry! That must have been very painful for you.
  • Velouria: It was. But now that I have this painting, it will be as though I never lost them! You've made me so very happy!
  • Shigure: I'm glad. So... you probably don't need the other painting anymore, do you? If you'd like, I can dispose of it for you.
  • Velouria: No!
  • Shigure: What? Why not? I thought you hated it.
  • Velouria: Well... it's true, it doesn't reflect my tastes very well. But... it's a gift from a friend. And that alone makes it worth treasuring.
  • Shigure: Velouria...
  • Velouria: So I will hold on to it. Peachy?
  • Shigure: As you wish. Thank you.
  • Velouria: No, thank you. I feel I owe you now, however. Perhaps I will give you one of my treasures. I did find a snake's hideout yesterday... Perhaps I will give you its skin when it molts.
  • Shigure: I-I can't wait.

With Velouria (Sister) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Velouria: *sniff-sniff* *sniff-sniff-sniff* Hmm... Where did Shigure go to? I wonder why his scent is all the way out in the hills. That seems odd. But he wasn't anywhere around camp...
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Velouria: I think that's him. But what's he doing out here? And who are all those people around him? ...Hm? Wait... Those aren't people. They're forest animals! Rabbits, squirrels...even wolves. And they're all sitting together so quietly.
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you like it?
  • Velouria: It's impossible... He's trying to talk to them.
  • Shigure: Ah! Who's there?! Wait! No! Don't go!
  • Velouria: They ran off... I must have frightened them. Sorry about that, Shigure.
  • Shigure: They were just startled, Velouria. Frankly, I was too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Velouria: Searching for you, Shigure. Frowing up so far apart prevented us from bonding as children. I feel as though I barely know you, Elder Brother. Perhaps we could speak. I would like us to be friends.
  • Shigure: O-oh, I see. I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might have a better time talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Velouria: That's not the point...
  • Shigure: Please, you shouldn't feel obligated to be my friend just because we're related. And to be honest, I'm not in the most social mood right now. Please, excuse me...
  • Velouria: Agh, don't go. Shigure... What a pain in the neck.

B Support Edit

  • Velouria: *sigh* I can't find Shigure anywhere today... Perhaps he went back to that clearing out in the hills... Yeah, he's probably playing around with those forest animals again... Heehee. Looks like I was right! Shigure!
  • Shigure: Velouria?! What are you doing out here? Ah! No! Don't go!
  • Velouria: Wow, they're running away so quickly... Looks like I got in your way again. Sorry about that, Shigure.
  • Shigure: N-no, don't worry about that. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Velouria: O-oh... It's incredible how well you get along with these animals... They don't seem to lik me at all, even though you and I have the same parents...
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Velouria: I would still like to be friends with you. We may be siblings, but it's almost as though we're strangers. The point is, you're my only brother in the whole world. We should really know each other.
  • Shigure: I see. Listen, I'm sorry for being so cold the other day. The truth is, it makes me happy that you care so much. I'm your brother, and I don't want to let you down.
  • Velouria: Really? You mean it? Then it's OK for me to stay here with you for a while? Maybe you can call back those animals from before?
  • Shigure: Honestly, I don't think they would be comfortable around you.
  • Velouria: Oh really? Why not? They all seem so fond of you. If I work hard, perhaps they will want to be friends with me, too. Can you show me how to bond with them?
  • Shigure: Hmm... I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off.
  • Velouria: But I've never thought of animals as enemies before.
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Velouria: No! I'm not a glutton.
  • Shigure: Of course not, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. There has to be a way to help out my adorable sister.
  • Velouria: I certainly hope so!

With Percy (Brother) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Percy: Hmm... Where has Shigure gone today? He wasn't out in the field, and I couldn't find him around the camp.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Percy: Ah, there he is! Over there! I wonder why he's just sitting on that tree stump... And who are those people with him? Huh?! W-wait just a minute... Those aren't people... They're forest animals! It looks like rabbits, squirrels...even bears! They're all sitting around in a circle like schoolkids...
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you enjoy it?
  • Percy: Are you...talking with the animals?
  • Shigure: Ah! Who's there?! Wait! No, don't go!
  • Percy: They sure left in a hurry. Sorry for making them run off. That was my fault, Shigure.
  • Shigure: You just startled them is all, Percy. Frankly, I was startled too! But please, don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Percy: I was looking for you, of course! Growing up so far apart prevented us from getting to know each other. I thought maybe we could hang out and talk for a while. What do you say?
  • Shigure: O-oh... I don't know... I'm really not the most interesting person around. You might have a better time talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Percy: No way, that's not true at all. We're brothers, after all. You're the only person I want to see!
  • Shigure: You shouldn't feel obligated to be my friend just because we're related. And to be honest, I'm not in the most social mood right now. Please, excuse me...

(Shigure leaves)

  • Percy: H-hey, don't leave! Come back, Shigure!

B Support Edit

  • Percy: *sigh* Shigure disappeared again... He probably went back to that little valley where I saw him the other day. Playing with all those animal friends of his. Ehehe... Looks like I was right! Hi, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Percy?! What are you doing here? Ah! Ah! Don't leave!
  • Percy: Not again! Looks like I scared them away. I really didn't mean to do that. Sorry, Shigure.
  • Shigure: N-no, don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Percy: Oh, I get it... Jeez, it's amazing how you became friends with all of the forest critters. I mean, I'm friends with Ace, but that's totally different.
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Percy: Yeah! I still want to talk and play with you, Shigure. We should be friends!
  • Shigure: I understand... Listen, I'm sorry for being a little cold the other day. The truth is, it makes me happy that you care about our relationship so much. I'm your brother, and I don't want to let you down.
  • Percy: Really? So I can stay here with you?! Hey, I have an idea. Why don't you call back your animal friends? I want to play with them!
  • Shigure: Honestly, I don't think they would be comfortable around you.
  • Percy: R-really? But why? I mean, you're friends with them. If I try super hard, maybe I can become pals with them too! Won't you teach me? Please?!
  • Shigure: Hmm... I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off.
  • Percy: What do you mean? It's not like I thought they were my enemies.
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Did you size them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Percy: C'mon, Shigure. I'm an ally of justice. I would never think something like that!
  • Shigure: Of course not, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. There has to be a way to help out my adorable little brother.
  • Percy: Y-you mean it?

A Support Edit

  • Percy: H-hey, Shigure...
  • Shigure: What's wrong, Percy? You look upset.
  • Percy: Umm... Well, I wanted to talk to you about those animal friends of yours...
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you want to go pay them a visit? I was just about to head in that direction if you want to come along. Are you ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Percy: Yeah, about that... I've been thinking a ton about what happened the other day... I think you were right. About them sensing something about me...
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Percy: I-I was feeling jealous because you were so friendly with all of them. You're my brother and all, but I envied how much attention you gave them. In the moment, I got frustrated and just wanted them to go away. I bet that's why those animals thought I was their enemy. I was acting like a big mean bully. I failed to be a true ally of justice...
  • Shigure: Percy, I'm glad that you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Percy: The point is, I can't go back out there anymore. I don't want to hassle them.
  • Shigure: Don't say that. You should absolutely go back. By opening up, you've changed, and the animals will be able to tell. I think they'll be more welcoming.
  • Percy: I'm not sure...
  • Shigure: Well I am. You didn't have to admit to feeling jealous, but you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul. They'll be able to see that too. Look! There's a rabbit hopping this way.
  • Percy: W-wah! What am I supposed to do?
  • Shigure: Just calm down... Relax, and take a breath. Quiet your mind and be peaceful... Just think about how you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Percy: O-OK, I'll try! He's letting me pet him! Look, Shigure! The little guy is just sitting here. He's not running away or anything!
  • Shigure: See? I told you things will work out fine.
  • Percy: Phew, I'm so relieved.
  • Shigure: Now everyone is getting along. Including us brothers. Let's wander to the clearing in the woods. I bet your new friends will be waiting there.
  • Percy: OK! Thanks for being such an amazing brother, Shigure!

With Ophelia Edit

C Support Edit

  • Shigure: The maiden fair had golden hair! ♪ Unbraided, it spread everywhere!
  • Ophelia: What a lovely song. Is that Shigure who wields such an angelic voice? He seems to have quite the audience. Birds! Gathered to hear him!
  • Shigure: Ah, Ophelia!
  • Ophelia: Please, continue. I didn't mean to interrupt a song of such incredible power!
  • Shigure: Power? Oh, no. It's just a little ballad. I'm not like my mother.
  • Ophelia: But your voice has drawn in all these birds—hundreds of them. Clearly some untold power within your heart is trickling out as you sing.
  • Shigure: Surely not. They must have been here when I arrived.
  • Ophelia: Perhaps. But then again, I read in a magic tome just yesterday... There is power in song itself, at least for those you sing brilliantly. Those who master singing can summon a bird of legend. It is the bird of birds, a master of masters! Its song enchants all who hear it.
  • Shigure: How incredible!
  • Ophelia: I know many incredible things. Now, may I ask a favor of you?
  • Shigure: Oh-oh. Really, Ophelia, I just wanted to sing a bit to clear my head.
  • Ophelia: You must summon this creature of legend! The bird of birds! Master of masters! I think your singing is winning enough to lure this mystic fowl.
  • Shigure: Impossible, Ophelia.
  • Ophelia: What?! You must!
  • Shigure: I don't mean to be rude. I just don't think I can summon that bird.
  • Ophelia: Don't underestimate yourself. Did you not summon all these sacred birds?
  • Shigure: They're not sacred. They're just...average, everyday, ordinary birds.
  • Ophelia: I will prove that your voice has the power to summon the powerful. You sang me to your side, after all.
  • Shigure: Well, if you insist... I'll do my best to call upon this legendary bird.
  • Ophelia: No way. Seriously?!
  • Shigure: Yes. There's a forest nearby. Let's plan a trip there.
  • Ophelia: I can't wait, Shigure. We'll surely lure that magic fowl into the open.

B Support Edit

  • Shigure: All right, Ophelia. Here's a wood where I know are a lot of birds.
  • Ophelia: Ah! A place of power! I can feel it in my entire being! We'll be certain to find that legendary bird here. Now, just sing it out of hiding.
  • Shigure: You're sure about this?
  • Ophelia: Sure as I can be. In truth, this bird is shrouded in mystery. Little is known. Little more than its song enchants all who hear it.
  • Shigure: What? And we came all that way out here based on only that? Might as well try this out... *ahem* Gather round to hear a merry tale! ♪ Of a boy who stepped on a rusty nail!
  • Ophelia: It's working, Shigure. Look at all the birds—they're flocking near! Pigeons, though. And crows. Maybe a sparrow or two. No legendary bird... Keep singing. It's sure to work.
  • Shigure: The nail went through the boy's shoe! ♪ Up he leapt, and up he flew!
  • Ophelia: What a nice song, Shigure, and sung in such a pretty way. Our bird is sure to be lured by such a heartfelt ode to a misplaced foot. Perhaps if I help...? Legendary bird! Fantastic fowl! Hear our call! Buh-caw buh-caw!
  • Shigure: Ophelia... You're scaring the birds away.
  • Ophelia: Oh, I'm sorry. I was only trying to help.
  • Shigure: I know, but if this is going to work, you need to be patient. Birds come and go in their own time.
  • Ophelia: You're right. I am at fault. I'm afraid I've thrown off the energy of this place.
  • Shigure: Let's come back another time, when all these ruffled feathers are...uh...not.
  • Ophelia: I'll lend my spells to the effort next time. Yes! I can amplify your voice with gemstones of power!
  • Shigure: Th-that seems like a bad idea.
  • Ophelia: Here's what you do: get your mother's pendant and bring it next time. With an artifact like that, your voice could call a shooting star!
  • Shigure: Please, no. I'll summon the bird of legend with only my own voice.
  • Ophelia: That's the spirit, Shigure. Truly, you are a birdmaster of eternity. I look forward ot seeing you warble your way to success.
  • Shigure: Ah, yes? Yes. I will.

A Support Edit

  • Ophelia: No matter what you sing, we can't get that legendary bird to show up...
  • Shigure: I've sung almost every song I know.
  • Ophelia: Maybe that bird is too picky.
  • Shigure: Or might not visit these woods.
  • Ophelia: After all your singing too...
  • Shigure: Perhaps the bird has flown off into legend—never to return.
  • Ophelia: It happens.
  • Shigure: Don't get upset, Ophelia. I know you wanted to hear that bird sing. I know that I pale in comparison, but I'll be glad to sing for you.
  • Ophelia: You've been singing this whole time. Thank you, but it won't cheer me up.
  • Shigure: This song will be different. Haven't you noticed how the birds sing with me? Once they know my melody, they all start chirping along. It's adorable.
  • Ophelia: They do? How could I have missed that?!
  • Shigure: My feathered friends and I will be glad to lighten your mood... *ahem* Shall we sing of a summer's day? ♪ When cows are a-milk and eating hay? Or shall we sing of a winter's night? ♪ When flakes are a-snow and lacy white?
  • Ophelia: What sort of song is that, Shigure? It sounds like a campfire round. The birds are singing! And I too... I wish to join you! Your melody stirs the dusk of my soul, around and around and—Wait! Could it be?!
  • Shigure: What is it, Ophelia?
  • Ophelia: I'm enchanted to the core. I think I just heard the legendary bird.
  • Shigure: What? Where?!
  • Ophelia: As written in my magic tome, the bird enchants all who hear it. Also—I just remembered—that innumerable voices will join the song. You're the bird, Shigure. YOU'RE THE BIRD!
  • Shigure: I am? Then, er, are we calling this all a success?
  • Ophelia: Yes. Now, one more request. I hope it's not too much trouble. Will you and your feathered followers sing for me whenever my soul is troubled? Or any other time really.
  • Shigure: It will be our pleasure, Ophelia.

S Support Edit

  • Ophelia: You're amazing, Shigure.
  • Shigure: Oh! Am I? What did I do now?
  • Ophelia: Every time you sing with the birds in the woods—it's miraculous. The birds follow you in song. It's like you control their every note. And the songs you sing—Shigure, you stir the dusk in my soul to overflowing.
  • Shigure: That's good, right?
  • Ophelia: Good? It's extraordinary. All my dusk bursts out of me like sparkly bubbles. It puts me in a state of extreme power. It makes me infinitely more Ophelia.
  • Shigure: Glad to help. Still, you are much more amazing than I am. I just sing. But you have all that dusk inside.
  • Ophelia: Oh? Y-you've noticed? Well, as the chosen one, I am fated to have these surges of incredibleness. What's more, I love it when I find sparkly things in the eternal night.
  • Shigure: Ha! No one could sparkle more than you, Ophelia. I'm drawn to it like a moth to a chandelier.
  • Ophelia: Me? A chandelier? Are you just buttering me up?
  • Shigure: Not at all. I love being at your side. You love hearing me sing. It was very sweet of you to say that my voice made the bird of legend. I'd be delighted to whisper tweet nothings in your ear forever.
  • Ophelia: Puns too? I do love sparkling wit.
  • Shigure: May I remain at your side? I've grown very fond of you, Ophelia.
  • Ophelia: Fate would have it no other way.
  • Shigure: Is that a yes?
  • Ophelia: A song cannot exist without two. A mouth! An ear! Fate has paired OUR mouth and ear. You and I are along for the ride!
  • Shigure: So...is that a yes?
  • Ophelia: Plainspoken. I admire that. Then let my words be a contract writ in the stars! Yes, I say.
  • Shigure: Whew! Thank you, Ophelia!

With Ophelia (Sister) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Ophelia: Hmm... I wonder where Shigure went. Normally I wouldn't look for him in the hills and fields... But I couldn't find him anywhere around the camp.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Ophelia: Ah, there he is! Huh, so he was out here after all. I wonder why he's just sitting on that tree stump? And who are all those peop— What?! Those aren't people! They're forest animals! Rabbits, squirrels...even wolves. What in the name of the gods is going on...? Wow... They're all sitting together quietly.
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you like it?
  • Ophelia: I-it looks like he's telling them a story.
  • Shigure: Ahh? Who's there?! Oh no! Come back!
  • Ophelia: Uh-oh. The animals all ran away. Umm, sorry, Shigure. I didn't mean to frighten them. It's all my fault.
  • Shigure: You just startled them Ophelia. And you startled me too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Ophelia: Well, I came here searching for you. You and I are siblings, and yet we barely know each other. Fate led us to grow up in different lands. Oh, my dearest brother... Can't we steal back time from the merciless gods and chat to our heart's content?
  • Shigure: Ohh. I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might be better off trying to make friends with people who are more outgoing.
  • Ophelia: What?! That's simply untrue.
  • Shigure: Please, don't feel obligated to try and be my friend, just because we're related. Honestly, I'm not in the most social mood right now. If you'll excuse me...

(Shigure leaves)

  • Ophelia: Wait! Don't go, Brother! How rude...

B Support Edit

  • Ophelia: Hmm... I haven't seen Shigure anywhere around camp today. Shine bright, star of eternity, and lead onward to my dear brother... To the soothing meadow of relaxation—the quiet clearing deep in the mountain forest. I seek he who is engrossed in conversation with servants of the goddess. Heehee! I knew he'd be here! Shigure!
  • Shigure: Ophelia?! What are you doing out here? Ah! Oh no! Wait!
  • Ophelia: Oh dear. I seem to have frightened them once again. They certainly are quick. I'm sorry, Shigure.
  • Shigure: Oh, don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Ophelia: Oh, I see... It's truly amazing that you get along with these creatures so well. We may have the same parents, but we are very different people. I could never do what do what you do.
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Ophelia: Yes! I haven't given up. It would mean a lot to me if we could spend time together. After all, you're my only brother in the whole world.
  • Shigure: That's true. Well sure, we can hang out if it really means that much to you. I appreciate that you want to get to know who I am. Listen, I'm sorry for being rude the other day. The last thing I want to do is let you down.
  • Ophelia: Really? Would you mind if I stayed here for a little while? Oh! Maybe you could call back those animal friends of yours.
  • Shigure: The animals... Ah well. I don't think they'll want to come back while you're here.
  • Ophelia: What? But why? But they all seem to love you so much. If that's true, shouldn't I be able to make friends with them as well? Do you have any secret advice for me?
  • Shigure; Hmm... I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off. They were fine until you got here, so I think it was definitely related.
  • Ophelia: To me? But I never once considered them my enemies!
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Ophelia: How dare you ask such a question! That's no way to treat a sweet maiden such as myself.
  • Shigure: Of course, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. I'm happy to help out my adorable sister.
  • Ophelia: Really? How exciting, Shigure!

A Support Edit

  • Ophelia: Hey, Shigure...
  • Shigure: What's the matter, Ophelia? You look unhappy. Did something happen?
  • Ophelia: Well... I wanted to ask about the animals from before...
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you go to visit them while I was out and about? I'm just about to leave now, if you want to come along. Do you think you're ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Ophelia: I've been thinking about that a great deal. Under a veil of darkness, I opened my ears to the dim whisper of my heart... And it showed a glimmer of animosity living within me at the time...
  • Shigure: What do you mean? Were you feeling some strong emotion when you arrived?
  • Ophelia: The truth is, I felt jealous of the animals. You played with them so lovingly, yet you treated me so coldly. In the moment, I got frustrated and wished that they would vanish. I'm sure that's why they ran away. I feel like a horrid person...
  • Shigure: Ophelia, I'm glad that you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Ophelia: I've decided never to return there again.
  • Shigure: Don't say that! I think you should definitely go back. You've opened up, and the animals will be able to tell you've changed. I think they'll be more welcoming.
  • Ophelia: I'm not sure...
  • Shigure: I am. You didn't have to tell me you were feeling jealous, but you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul inside of you. They'll be able to tell, too. Look! There's a rabbit coming this way!
  • Ophelia: Ahh! What do I do?
  • Shigure; Just calm down... Relax, and take a breath. Quiet your mind, and be peaceful... Just think about how you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Ophelia: O-OK, I'll try... ... Ah! Shigure, look! Look! He's letting me pet him! How cute... It seems like he's really enjoying it...
  • Shigure: See? I told you it would all be fine.
  • Ophelia: Yes, thank goodness! This is wonderful!
  • Shigure: Now you can meet all the other animals! I think you will get along with everyone. Let's wander to the clearing in the woods. I bet your new friends will be waiting there.
  • Ophelia: Yay! Let's go, Shigure! Lead the way.

With Soleil Edit

C Support Edit

  • Soleil: *ahem* Laaaa... la la la, lalala ♪  Ooooh, I think I almost got it that time.
  • Shigure: Is that Soleil I hear? 
  • Soleil: La la la la, la la la laaaa... ♪  Ugh. Just when I thought I had it...
  • Shigure: Having problems, Soleil? 
  • Soleil: Huh?! AAAAH! Where did you come from?! 
  • Shigure: I-I'm so sorry! I didn't intend to startle you.
  • Soleil: Oh... it's only you. Sorry for screaming in your face.
  • Shigure: The fault is mine. Was that your singing I heard? 
  • Soleil: Ugh... so you heard that? I'm a lousy singer, so I thought I'd get in some practice where no one could hear. But I guess I wasn't safe even this far from camp.
  • Shigure: My apologies. It was rude of me to spy on you like that. But why the sudden interest in singing? 
  • Soleil: Becausey you never know what the path to a girl's heart will be! What if I meet a cute girl who's a sucker for a pretty voice? If I couldn't deliver on the spot, I'd blow my chance with her!
  • Shigure: O-oh...
  • Soleil: Hey, you know a thing or two about singing, don't you? Do you have any tips for me? 
  • Shigure: Tips? Hmmm... Your voice will sound best if you breathe deeply and sing from your stomach. 
  • Soleil: Sing from the stomach?! I've never heard anything come from there except growling. 
  • Shigure: It was a figure of speach... What I mean is, don't just sing with breath in your mouth right now. You have to sing with your whole body - with all the air in your lungs. That'll help your singing sound fuller and more projected. 
  • Soleil: Oh, I get you. That makes more sense. The last time my stomach sang, I think it turned the girl I was talking to off...
  • Shigure: Yes, we wouldn't want that.
  • Soleil: Thanks, Shigure. I'll try it your way!
  • Shigure: Do let me know how it goes.

B Support Edit

  • Soleil: Hey, Shigure, you know how you told me I should try singing from my gut? Well, I think I'm getting the hang of that... But now my sense of rythem is blown. 
  • Shigure: Ah, you're having trouble with timing? Keeping the beat? The voice lessons I gave you probably won't help with those things. 
  • Soleil: You can say that again. Do you have any tips for staying on beat? 
  • Shigure: Hmm... It sounds like your core problem is you can't keep it straight in your mind. So try doing something physical. Tap your foot, clap your hands or snap your fingers. 
  • Soleil: Is that all it takes? Sounds easy. 
  • Shigure: Repeating the motion over and over is a good way to burn it into your memory. What I'd do is clap or stomp for several measures in silence first... And then start singing once you've got the rythem firmly in mind. Eventually, you'll get to where tapping it out a "1-2-3-4" is good enough to start.
  • Soleil: Huh. That's a pretty solid plan! I was expecting something more abstract, but that's good advice.
  • Shigure: Think nothing of it, please.
  • Soleil: So how'd you take up singing, anyway? Was it because of your mom?
  • Shigure: Well... A desire to follow in my mother's footsteps was part of it, of course. But truthfully, I started singing mostly as a way to forget how much I missed her. Haha, I don't know if I've ever admitted that to anyone before.
  • Soleil: Heehee! Don't worry, your secret's safe with me. I'll go ahead and call it even for you listening in on my singing practice. 
  • Shigure: Haha, fair enough. 
  • Soleil: Thanks again for the tip. I'll fix my sense of rythem in no time. 
  • Shigure: I'm cheering for you! 

A Support Edit

  • Soleil: Laaaaaa... la la la, lalalaaaaa... ♪
  • Shigure: *cough* 
  • Soleil: Well? Wh-what'd you think? 
  • Shigure: Erm... Your, ah... There's still room for improvement. 
  • Soleil: Oof. I had a feeling I hadn't gotten much better. But if that's the case... why were those girls telling me how good my performance was? Were they just trying to flatter me?
  • Shigure: No, I'm sure they were impressed to see you belt out at the top of your lungs. Your technique isn't quite there yet, but you cut a fine figure doing it. 
  • Soleil: O-oh... heh. That's no good, though! I want to sing for real, not just look like I am! Hey... you've given me all these tips, but... I've never once heard you sing. C'mon, Shigure, sing for me!
  • Shigure: What? R-right now? But I haven't wamred up or-
  • Soleil: You're my singing coach! you've gotta set a good example for me to follow.
  • Shigure: I don't recall signing on to formally coach you in these things... 
  • Soleil: Oh, what's the big deal? 
  • Shigure: V-very well... *ahem* Here goes... 1... 2... Laaaa... ♪
  • Soleil: Woah... what a voice!
  • Shigure: Tra la, la la la... ♪ Phew... was that up to your expectations? 
  • Soleil: Y-yeah... to say the least! I didn't know you were THAT good. If I had a hat, I'd take it off to you! 
  • Shigure: Haha... you're exaggerating, surely. 
  • Soleil: No, I'm not! That was amazing! I wish I could sing half as well as you do. You've gotta keep coaching me!
  • Shigure: Haha, I'd love to. If you'll have patiance with my lessons, that is.
  • Soleil: Yaaay! Thank you so much! 

S Support Edit

  • Shigure: Your singing's getting better, Soleil. I wouldn't enter you into any competitions just yet, but it should win over the ladies. 
  • Soleil: Nice! 
  • Shigure: Let's see... you've got rythem down, and your melody is steadily improving... Why don't we work on something new for a change? 
  • Soleil: Something new? What did you have in mind? 
  • Shigure: Given your motivation for improving your singing - it's still to impress girls, right? 
  • Soleil: Shigure, EVERYTHING I do is to impress cute girls.
  • Shigure: *ahem* Yes, well... Nothing makes women swoon faster then serenading them with a song about them. So today, I thought we might try some elementry songwriting. 
  • Soleil: Woah. That seems like a big step up. I don't know if I'm ready... 
  • Shigure: Don't be nervous! It's easier then you'd think. I'll show you with an extemporized song about you. 
  • Soleil: You're gonna sing a song about me? Oooh, thiss is gonna be good! 
  • Shigure: *ahem* La la laaa... ♪ Soleil, Soleil, my closest friend ♪ She fights at my side until battle's end ♪
  • Soleil: Oh my gosh... that was so good! I'm really touched, Shigure! 
  • Shigure: Everything sounds better when sung well. All I really said was that we're friends and we fight together. Pretty simple. But when sung, it feels deeper and more meaningful. 
  • Soleil: Even without the music, though, it was nice of you to say. I think I see your point, too. Let me try one about you! Let me tell you about my, Shigure ♪ He cheeres me up on my wooooorst day ♪ He's kind and patiant and a good teacher ♪ I couldn't ask for a better... um... creature? 
  • Shigure: Haha, you've just learned one of the first lessons of songwriting: be careful never to paint yourself into a corner.
  • Soleil: You made it seem so easy! I guess I still have a lot to learn
  • Shigure: Yes, but I don't mind helping you. Besides, even if your meter was a bit off and you flubbed the rhyme...
  • Soleil: Ughhh, don't rub it in.
  • Shigure: I was still touched by the sentiment. 
  • Soleil: Huh? But all I said was you're nice and good at encouraging me.
  • Shigure: Ah, but even with you as the singer... it had so much more meaning when sung. 

With Soleil (Sister) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Soleil: Hmm... Where did Shigure wander off to? It would be odd for him to be off in the hills and fields... But I couldn't find him anywhere at camp.
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Soleil: Oh! There he is! What in the world is he doing sitting on that tree stump? And who are all those peop— Wait, WHAT? Those aren't people. Th-they're... FOREST ANIMALS?! Squirrels, rabbits...even bears! They're all sitting in a circle like little school children.
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you all enjoy it?
  • Soleil: Shigure, why are you talking to them?
  • Shigure: Ah! Who's there?! Oh no! Come back!
  • Soleil: Ack! Oops, I made those cute critters run away. Ahahaha... Sorry about that, Shigure.
  • Shigure: They were just startled, Soleil. Frankly I was too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Soleil: I was looking for you! Growing up separated prevented us from really getting to know each other. But since we're together, it would be so much fun to strengthen our friendship. You're my brother, after all!
  • Shigure: Oh, I see. I don't know what to say. I'm really not the most interesting person around... You might have a better time talking with someone more outgoing.
  • Soleil: No way! That's not true.
  • Shigure: Please, don't feel obligated to try and be my friend just because we're related. Honestly, I'm not in the most social mood right now. Please, excuse me...

(Shigure leaves)

  • Soleil: H-hey, wait! Great, he ran away!

B Support Edit

  • Soleil: Hmm... Where has Shigure run off to today...? He might have gone to that clearing in the hills again. I bet all his little animal friends are gathered around him. Ha! I was right. There he is. Hey, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Soleil?! What are you doing out here? Ah! Oh no! Wait!
  • Soleil: Not again. Sorry for scaring them away...
  • Shigure: N-no, don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. It's easy to startle them.
  • Soleil: O-oh, I get it... It's pretty impressive how you get along with all these animals. We may have the same parents, but I could never do that!
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Soleil: Yep! I just wanted to see if you wanted to hang out today. We are siblings, after all. I'd really like to know you better.
  • Shigure: I see... Listen, I'm sorry for being cold the other day. The truth is, it makes me happy that you care so much. I'm your brother, and I don't want to let you down.
  • Soleil: Really?! Then it's OK for me to stay with you for a little while? You should try and call back all your animal friends too!
  • Shigure: Honestly, I don't think they would be comfortable around you.
  • Soleil: Th-they won't? But they're all so fond of you, right? If I try really hard, doesn't that mean they might like me too? Are there any special tips on how to befriend them?
  • Shigure: Hmm... I'm not sure if this will help, but... Animals are highly attuned to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off.
  • Soleil: But why would I ever have bad feelings toward a bunch of cute animals?
  • Shigure: They can sense what you were thinking. Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Soleil: I would never think such a thing!
  • Shigure: Of course, I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what can be done to make them feel safe around you. I would be delighted to help out my sweet sister.
  • Soleil: Really?! I'm counting on you, Shigure!

A Support Edit

  • Soleil: Hey, Shigure...
  • Shigure: What's wrong, Soleil?
  • Soleil: Oh, nothing... I've just been thinking about your animal friends from the other day...
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you want to pay them a visit? I was just about to head in that direction if you want to come along. Are you ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Soleil: That's the thing... I realized that I was a little upset when I bumped into them.
  • Shigure: What do you mean?
  • Soleil: I really envied the animals for getting along with you so well. It was frustrating, and I wanted them to just get away from you. That's probably why the animals thought I was their enemy... I was so selfish and mean...
  • Shigure: Soleil, I'm glad you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Soleil: There's no way I can go out there again. I would be way too embarrassed.
  • Shigure: Don't say that! You should absolutely go back. By opening up, you've changed, and the animals will be able to tell. I think they'll be more welcoming.
  • Soleil: I'm not sure...
  • Shigure: Well I am. You didn't have to say that you were feeling jealous. But you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul. They'll be able to see that, too. Look! There's a rabbit hopping this way.
  • Soleil: Whoa! Wait, what am I supposed to do?!
  • Shigure: Just calm down... Relax, and take a breath. Quiet your mind and be peaceful... Just think about how you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Soleil: O-OK, I'll try! AH!! Shigure, look! She wants me to pet her! Oh gosh, aren't you adorable!
  • Shigure: See? Everything worked out just fine.
  • Soleil: I guess you were right. Thank goodness!
  • Shigure: Now you can meet all of the other animals! I think you will get along with everyone. Let's wander to the clearing in the woods— I bet your friends will be waiting there.
  • Soleil: How exciting! Thanks, Shigure!

 With Nina Edit

C Support Edit

  • Nina: *huff**huff* Whew, I think I made it…
  • Shigure: Nina? What's wrong? Were you running away from someone?
  • Nina: Shigure! You surprised me. Yes, I was. From a stranger.
  • Shigure: What?! Where is the scoundrel? He won't escape me on foot—
  • Nina: No, no, you misunderstand me. He wasn’t threatening me. He said he was an artist, and then asked if I was interested in doing some modeling. And I didn’t know what to say, so I just screeched something and ran away. Gods, how embarrassing…
  • Shigure: That’s dreadful. I'm sorry to hear you’ve had a tough afternoon. But to be painted by an artist…does that really sound so bad?
  • Nina: Well, no, I guess not, it might be sort of fun…but I'd feel so self-conscious about it.
  • Shigure: I completely understand. It would be very unsettling for one not used to it. We don’t like people staring at us for a reason, after all. But I also understand why that fellow wished to capture your image on canvas. I think you'd make a wonderful subject for a painting!
  • Nina: Oh stop! You're making me blush!
  • Shigure: Haha! I'm sorry. But would you consider allowing me to paint you? Maybe having a friend behind the easel will reduce your self-consciousness.
  • Nina: Oh, Shigure. I couldn’t possibly ask you to make a portrait of me!
  • Shigure: I assure you, I want to do it. I'm asking you, remember? And while you're there, I can show you some examples of my work. I've done all sorts of things. Landscapes, still lifes, portraits…
  • Nina: Portraits? Like…of men?
  • Shigure: Yes, of course. I've painted pictures of men and women, young and old.
  • Nina: Um…OK. I'll model for you.
  • Shigure: Really? Splendid! Although, why the sudden change of heart?
  • Nina: Sorry, that’s for me alone to know. Now, tell me more about some of these portraits… And about your relationships with your male models…

B Support Edit

  • Nina: Grrrrrrr…
  • Shigure: Nina? You look a bit stiff. Is there any chance you could loosen up a bit?
  • Nina: This is so impossible! I thought models were just supposed to sit! Why do I have to worry about why my face looks like? Ughhhh. My cheeks hurt!
  • Shigure: I-I never realized it was difficult. No one’s complained before… I'm not sure if this will help, but try to understand why I need you to stick it out. You don’t want to look like you're about to cry in your portrait, do you? This could last for the rest of your life. You wouldn’t want it to be ruined.
  • Nina: I-I can't help it! This whole thing just makes me so nervous!
  • Shigure: *sigh* So what do you suppose we do? Hm… Perhaps a song would help.
  • Nina: A song?
  • Shigure: Yes. My mother’s special song—I'm sure you’ve heard it before—it's quite calming. Here, let’s try it. Just close your eyes, and breathe deeply… You are the ocean’s gray waves ♪ Destined to seek life beyond the shore…
  • Nina: Oh, my. Your voice is incredible, Shigure! I feel so at peace. Heeheehee.
  • Shigure: Perfect! Now THAT’s the expression I was looking for.
  • Nina: Huh? R-really?
  • Shigure: Really. You have a beautiful and unique little smile, Nina. It's mischievous, quizzical, and most of all, adorable. If only I could get it on canvas… Hm… If I kept singing while I painted, would it help you hold that expression?
  • Nina: Oh, no, you don’t have to do that! That sounds like way too much to ask. I think singing as much as you did was more than enough! Thank you. I'll do my best to hold my face juuuust so! Heehee.
  • Shigure: Splendid! I'm almost done, so I just need you to hang in there a little bit longer.
  • Nina: Alrighty! (Just focus on his paintings, Nina. Oooh, what’s this one?)(Why hello there, Mr. Banker! You should meet…Mr. Mercenary over there. Yes!)(“Oh, Mr. Mercenary, what strong hands you have!” Oohoohoohoo!)(“And what fine trousers YOU have on! But are they a bit torn…there?”)
  • Shigure: A-ah… Hm. Something about her smile just now… Hm. It's probably nothing. 

A Support Edit

  • Shigure: Nina! Perfect! I was looking for you. I wasn’t sure if I thanked you properly for modelling for me. So… Thank you, Nina. Speaking of which, I just put the finishing touches on your portrait. Would you like to see it?
  • Nina: Oh boy, I can't wait! And no worries, Shigure. It was my pleasure. Allllll mine. You had so many…attractive portraits for me too look at while I sat. Teeheehee.
  • Shigure: Ah…Nina?
  • Nina: I'm sorry—what were we talking about? Oh! Right! My portrait! Gimme, gimme!
  • Shigure: Very well. I am proud to present you: Maiden with the Mischievous Smile.
  • Nina: Whoa! This is me?! Are you sure I smile like that. I look a lot cuter in this than I do in the mirror…
  • Shigure: Haha. I assure you, I tried to paint you accurately to the best of my ability. I told you had a charming smile. Do you like it?
  • Nina: I love it! Thank you so much!
  • Shigure: It was my pleasure. I'm always happy a painting turns out as well as this one.
  • Nina: Say…I was wondering…have you painted any others since I was last over?
  • Shigure: Hm? Oh, yes, I've done a few new ones.
  • Nina: Really? Would you mind showing them to me? I've become a big fan of your work! (Ehehehehehe.)
  • Shigure: I'd love to! And, in return, may I ask you to model for me again in the future?
  • Nina: Absolutely! Now, how about a peek at some of those new pieces. Ooh, have you done any beach scenes lately? Or maybe perhaps one in the hot spring?
  • Shigure: N-no. What peculiar locations. I will consider them though, if you'd like… But thank you for obliging me. Something about you seems to whet my imagination.
  • Nina: What a coincidence! Your paintings really whet my imagination too!
  • Shigure: Hmmm. I wonder…what should my next portrait of you be… Perhaps one with you astride my Pegasus… Or maybe something more sombre…?
  • Nina: (I can't wait to see the new pictures! Heeheehee.)(I can see one now: An intense, rugged woodsman with his axe held high…)(His great big grizzly-bear arms, and his long black locks, and dark, fiery eyes!)
  • Shigure: I can't paint you on the battlefield, but I'd like to show your courageous side… Maybe one of you committing a burglary at a corrupt estate…
  • Nina: (Or one of a soldier, with a sexy waxed mustache and golden hair!)(His shirt torn open, pectorals ripping under golden-bronze skin…)
  • Shigure: Ah, well, whatever the case, I look forward to next time.
  • Nina: Heheh. You and me both, brother. 

S Support Edit

  • Shigure: Aaaaand done! Perfect. Thank you so much for modelling for me again, Nina.
  • Nina: Aw, it was nothing! Now, how ‘bout you show me some of those new paintings of yours…
  • Shigure: But of course. Anything for my muse!
  • Nina: Hmm… Oh, yes. This will do nicely. Just gonna keep that one in the ol’ noggin. Oh! There’s another one of me. And another…and another…and another. Drat. Not too many hunks in this batch…
  • Shigure: Ah, Nina, I apologize, but could you hold still for a moment?
  • Nina: Huh? Why? I thought you finished the painting.
  • Shigure: I did, but…the way you were standing just now… Just one second! I'd like to get a sketch down on paper. It will take no time at all!
  • Nina: O-OK…
  • Shigure: Hm…
  • Nina: …Is it really that fun to do so many pictures of one model? Wouldn’t you prefer to do more paintings of other people?
  • Shigure: Hm? Why do you ask?
  • Nina: Well, you’ve just been doing a lot of me lately. I think a little variety would be good. Maybe some more…masculine subjects would let you stretch your artistic muscles.
  • Shigure: Ah, I see. No, thanks! I'd very much prefer to continue doing paintings of you. I appreciate your concern, however.
  • Nina: Oh, don’t be silly! There’s no way you like me that much!
  • Shigure: You…are correct. I do not like you, Nina. I love you—and not just as a model.
  • Nina: Heehee. Ya don’t say—W-wait! Come again?!
  • Shigure: Ah-ah-ah! You mustn’t move! I'm not done sketching you yet.
  • Nina: …Yes, you are. You never take this long. What's the deal, Shigure?
  • Shigure: …I…yes. I finished. I am sorry. I wanted to relish the moment. I imagine this could be the last time I get a chance to draw you. After all, it will be terribly awkward for you to model for a man who is in love with you. No, no, that won't do at all. I'm so sorry, Nina. I should not have said anything. I hope we can still be friends…
  • Nina: Oh, of all the—You silly goon! Of course I'll still model for you. I'll be your subject for as long as you wish. OK?
  • Shigure: What? Why?
  • Nina: I love you too, you dummy! You just didn’t give me a chance to say so.
  • Shigure: Nina… Of course. I apologize. It's just your face…you grimaced when I said… Never mind. It doesn’t matter. You have made me unimaginably happy. From here forthwith, you will be my one and only muse!
  • Nina: Er, let’s not get toooo crazy here. I mean, you still want to paint other people too, right? Especially male people? No need to limit yourself to just one model?
  • Shigure: No! it would feel like a betrayal to my beloved. I will depict no others.
  • Nina: Hoo, boy. Um, Shigure…maybe we should have a little chat… There are some things I need to tell you…

With Nina (Sister) Edit

C Support Edit

  • Nina: Hmm... Where did Shigure wander off to? He probably didn't walk to the hill or fields, but I couldn't find him at camp. Oh my gods! I bet he's probably hanging out with a gorgeous man somewhere. Ugh, I have to find him!
  • Shigure: *singing*
  • Nina: Ah, there he is! Why is he just sitting on that tree stump? I guess I was wrong about the beautiful man. But who are those people he's with? There sure are a lot of them. Wait, WHAT?! Th-those aren't people! They're a whole bunch of forest animals! Rabbits, squirrels...even bears? What in the name of the gods is going on? Wow. They're all sitting there so quietly.
  • Shigure: I think that's enough for one day. How did you all like it?
  • Nina: Don't even tell me that he's trying to have a conversation with a bunch of animals.
  • Shigure: Ahh! Who's there? Oh no! Come back!
  • Nina: Ack! The animals are all running away. Oops, sorry, Shigure. I didn't mean to frighten them. It's all my fault.
  • Shigure: You just startled them, Nina. And you startled me too! But don't worry about it. They can't help being a little bit shy. So tell me, what are you doing all the way out here?
  • Nina: I came here looking for you, silly. Since we grew up apart, I feel like we never really got to know each other. I was wondering if you wanted to spend some time together and talk! Come on, Big Brother! Please?!
  • Shigure: Oh, really? I don't know what to say. I don't think I'm the most interesting person around. You might be better off trying to make friends with people who are more outgoing.
  • Nina: But you're my brother! I just want some sibling bonding time!
  • Shigure: Please, don't feel obligated to try and be my friend, just because of that. Honestly, I'm not in the most social mood right now. If you'll excuse me.
  • Nina: H-hey! Wait up! Jeez, he's already gone. Shigure sure does keep his guard up.

B Support Edit

  • Nina: I wonder where Shigure ran off to today? I wish he was hanging out with a bunch of cute guys... But I bet he's in that clearing again. Surrounded by all of his animal friends like last time. Yep! I was right. Hi, Shigure!
  • Shigure: Nina?! What are you doing out here? Ah! Oh no! Wait!
  • Nina: Oopsy! I scared them all off again. Wow, they're running really fast. Sorry about that.
  • Shigure: Oh, don't worry about it. They aren't used to other people being around here. They just startle easily.
  • Nina: Ohhh, I gotcha. It's amazing that you were able to tame a bunch of wild animals, Shigure. I could never do something like that. Admittedly I'd rather tame a pack of handsome men, but still.
  • Shigure: Why were you looking for me again? Did you need something?
  • Nina: Yeah, I wanted to talk. It's too bad that I can't spy on you now that we're together. Err, I mean I'm sad that we haven't gotten to talk that much. I'd really like to know you better.
  • Shigure: Oh, I see. Well sure, we can hang out if you really want to. I appreciate that you want to get to know who I am. Listen, I'm sorry for being rude the other day. The last thing I want to do is let you down.
  • Nina: Really? So I can stick around and hang out with you? Can you try and get the animals from earlier to come back?
  • Shigure: The animals... Ah, well, I don't think they'll want to come back while you're here.
  • Nina: Why not? They seem to like you a lot. Maybe I can tame them too if I worked extra hard. Is there some kind of secret to it?
  • Shigure: It's not about taming them... Hmm... I'm not sure this will help, but... Animals are highly sensitive to the feelings of people around them. Most likely, they detected something in you that drove them off. They were fine until you got here, so I think it was definitely related to you, Nina.
  • Nina: To me? But I wasn't thinking anything bad about them at all!
  • Shigure: Are you sure? Were you sizing them up to figure out which one might make a tasty dinner? Even just for a moment?
  • Nina: Shigure, the thought never crossed my mind. I just wanted to play with them. There's nothing else to do around here...
  • Shigure: Of course. I'm sorry. That's just the biggest reason I could think of for them to run away. I appreciate how sincere you are about befriending them. I'll try to think of what you could do to make them feel more safe around you. I'm happy to help out my adorable sister.
  • Nina: Really?! You will? That's so exciting!

A Support Edit

  • Nina: Hey, Shigure...
  • Shigure: What's the matter, Nina? You look pretty unhappy today.
  • Nina: Well... I wanted to ask you about the animals that you play with...
  • Shigure: Oh? Did you get to visit them while I was out and about? I'm just about to head out now, if you want to come along. Do you think you're ready to prove that you don't mean them any harm?
  • Nina: I've been thinking a lot about what you said the other day... You're probably right about them sensing something with me.
  • Shigure: What do you mean? Were you feeling some strong emotion when you arrived?
  • Nina: I-I was feeling jealous of the animals. You were so friendly with them, and you wouldn't give me the time of day! At that moment, I just wanted them to go away so I could talk to you. That's why they thought I was their enemy. I feel like such a bully...
  • Shigure: Nina, I'm glad that you thought about this and talked to me.
  • Nina: Yeah. But I don't think I'm gonna go with you to the clearing anymore.
  • Shigure: Don't say that! I think you should definitely go back. You've opened up, and the animals will be able to tell you've changed. Now that you don't feel jealous, they'll look at you differently.
  • Nina: Huh? I'm not sure...
  • Shigure: I am. You didn't have to tell me you were feeling jealous, but you did anyway. That tells me that you've got a good soul inside of you. They'll be able to tell, too. Look! There's a rabbit coming this way!
  • Nina: Eek!! What do I do, Shigure?!
  • Shigure: Just calm down... Relax---take a breath. Quiet your mind, and be peaceful... Just think about how you want to be friends with the furry critter.
  • Nina: O-OK, I'll try... AAH!! Look! Look! I'm petting him. It's working, Shigure! He's not running away or anything. Awww, he's such a cute little guy...
  • Shigure: See? I told you it would all be fine.
  • Nina: Thank the gods! This is amazing!
  • Shigure: Now you can meet all the other animals! I think you will get along with everyone. Let's wander to the clearing in the woods. I bet your new friends will be waiting there.
  • Nina: Thanks, Shigure! You're the best big brother in the whole wide world.

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