Fates Supports/Avatar(F) Ignatius(PC)
Ignatius: Hello, Mother. I was wondering if you could help me with something...
Avatar: Of course, Ignatius. Simply name it.
Ignatius: You know...now that I'm here it seems a little silly. Forget about it. I can take care of it.
Avatar: Hee hee...are the worms after the rain still troubling you? Or worse, a spider?
Ignatius: It was a spider riding a worm. If it had just been a spider OR a worm, I could have handled it—I swear!
Avatar: It takes bravery to ask for help, you know. I'm happy to handle it for you.
Ignatius: Yes, but...please do NOT squish them. Just take them somewhere far, far away. This will be the last time—I promise.
Avatar: Keep trying, and someday it really will be the last time. But until then, you can always bring your troubles to me. I'm your mother.
Ignatius: I know. I really am working up the courage to handle my own bugs, you know?
Avatar: It's the working that counts, I think. I'll go squash that bug and be right back.
Ignatius: No, I said DON'T squish them! I don't want bug guts on my things!
Ignatius: Good day, Mother. Do you have a moment?
Avatar: Yes, there's nothing pressing going on right now. Why, is there a bee in your bonnet? A fly in your ointment?
Ignatius: No! I told you, I'm going to deal with my own bugs from now on. Why, just the other day a ladybug landed on my forearm... And, through gritted teeth, I was able to gently brush it away.
Avatar: Oh. Then what's your trouble?
Ignatius: Well, it's about my tent. There's something wrong with it.
Avatar: The moths haven't gotten at it, have they? I'd hate for you to catch a chill.
Ignatius: No, the fabric is intact. It's just... I believe my tent is haunted. As I was drifting off to sleep, I was sure I could see a face staring at me!
Avatar: Heehee...I hope it's not haunted by all those bugs I've squished.
Ignatius: MOTHER! That's not funny.
Avatar: You're right—that was a cheap shot. Think it's a malevolent specter? Do you want help driving it out?
Ignatius: I mean, I don't believe in evil spirits. I know they don't exist, but... What if they do?
Avatar: If they do, then you'll beat them back like you do any other adversary. I've never known you to shy away from a fight. Only from a mite.
Ignatius: I'm sorry. You're right. I shouldn't be afraid. I wish I wasn't so cowardly about these things.
Avatar: It's not cowardly at all. Everyone's afraid of something. What's important is not letting it rule you.
Ignatius: Really? You mean that?
Avatar: Of course. It's all right to be afraid as long as you face those fears head on. Which, from all that I've seen, you do.
Ignatius: Heh. Well, thank you, Mother.
Avatar: I haven't seen your tent in some time, now that I think about it. Do you still sleep with the stuffed animals that I remember from your youth?
Ignatius: Yes, what of it?
Avatar: *shudder* I never understood why you were so fond of those. Some of them had the most hideous faces.
Ignatius: Oh. OH! Never mind.
Ignatius: Hello, Mother. I have something for you.
Avatar: I recognize this. It's one of those charms you make for people, right?
Ignatius: Yes. It's meant to bring you good luck.
Avatar: It's a very thoughtful gift. But is there something you're trying to say with this?
Ignatius: It's just... I don't want you to die.
Ignatius: I know I shouldn't worry about it, but... I get scared every time you fight. If something were to happen to you...
Avatar: Oh, Ignatius. There are so many good people working to protect me.
Ignatius: Yes, and I know they'd never let anything happen to you. But I still worry. You're the only person who accepts me just the way I am. I...I just can't stand the thought of losing you.
Avatar: Is that what's worrying you? Because all those people working to protect me... They'd fight just as fiercely for you. Haven't you ever noticed how everyone in this army comes to one another's aid? Whether it's in or out of battle, we're here for each other. We're here for you.
Ignatius: You're right. Of course.
Avatar: So don't be frightened. Though you and I must part someday, someone else will be there to carry you.
Ignatius: I know. I'll try to be stronger. I'm sorry if I worried you.
Avatar: Don't be. Worrying about you is one of my highest priorities.
Ignatius: All right, all right. Just...promise me you'll live a long, healthy life, OK?
Avatar: I'll be with you for a long time still to come, my darling son.