Fates Supports/Ignatius Caeldori
Caeldori: Say, Ignatius, what's that you're holding? Some kind of good-luck charm?
Ignatius: Oh, this? Yeah, that's right.
Caeldori: Is it the one you always make a wish on before a battle?
Ignatius: The very one. Why do you ask?
Caeldori: I don't know. I guess I just don't understand why you'd have one.
Ignatius: What do you mean?
Caeldori: I guess it just seems too risky. A fighter should rely on their strength and allies. Once they start trusting to luck, they're doomed. And who knows if those trinkets even work?
Ignatius: Oh, they don't work. But that's not the point. I don't think someone like you would understand, though. You're...brave. And talented. You don't need this stuff. I do. Anyways. Nice chatting with you.
Caeldori: Hello, Ignatius. I see you're fiddling with that good-luck charm again.
Ignatius: Hm? Oh, yes. It's a habit. I've done it since I was a child. Whenever I'm scared or worried, I play with it. It's soothing.
Caeldori: I see.
Ignatius: I am sorry. I'm sure you don't feel those things very often. It must be difficult to understand.
Caeldori: Why do you say that?
Ignatius: Is it not obvious? You may be the most gifted person any of us have ever met. There's no reason for you to be scared of anything.
Caeldori: That's not true. I get scared and fret about things all the time.
Ignatius: It's all right, Caeldori. You don't have to do the whole false-modesty thing for me.
Caeldori: I'm not. I'm telling you the truth. I'm not strong. And I'm far from being gifted. When people say I am, it bothers me. It makes me feel like I'm alone. I have as many flaws as anyone else. If not more.
Caeldori: Never mind. I don't need to explain myself. Forget I said anything.
Ignatius: Caeldori. Here. I have something for you.
Caeldori: A good-luck charm?
Ignatius: Yes. I made it myself.
Caeldori: Thank you! But why for me?
Ignatius: Because you are a genius.
Caeldori: What? Now, listen here—
Ignatius: I'm not the only one that thinks so. All of our comrades agree. Which is why I think you were right when you said they keep their distance from you. They worry that you will embarrass them or outdo them. And they don't think you can relate to them because you don't share their weaknesses. They aren't entirely wrong, either. That may be your biggest flaw—your strength.
Caeldori: I suppose you're right... I am not the best at understanding others. Like when I told you that your charm was useless, even foolish... I didn't think about how much comfort it must give you in trying times. I'm so sorry, Ignatius. I wasn't thinking.
Ignatius: It's OK. Truly. And I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings by calling you gifted. I didn't mean to make you feel as though I was pushing you away.
Caeldori: It's all right. I shouldn't have been so sensitive about it.
Ignatius: Be that as it may, I thought I would give you this good-luck charm, to apologize. I know you don't really believe in them, but I thought you might like to try one out. Not for a battle, but for when you feel alone or sad because of how people treat you. I am sure it has caused you a lot of pain. I hope this charm helps to ease it.
Caeldori: Oh! Thank you, Ignatius. I'll treasure it always.
Ignatius: It is my pleasure. I just hope you don't get discouraged about connecting with others. People are complicated, but you just have to keep trying. I believe in you.
Caeldori: Thank you, Ignatius. It means a lot coming from you.
Ignatius: There's nothing to thank me for. It's just the truth.
Caeldori: Well, all the same, I'd like to thank you. If you ever need anything, I've got your back. OK?
Ignatius: Thank you. And the same to you, Caeldori.
Ignatius: It's nice out here tonight.
Caeldori: It is. The lake is beautiful...
Ignatius: ... Someone would have to be pretty strong to stand beside you, wouldn't they?
Caeldori: Hm? You mean like in battle? Strength doesn't matter much to me there. I will gladly take up arms beside anyone who shares my cause.
Ignatius: That's a good answer, but it's not quite what I meant. I mean your partners. They must have been strong.
Caeldori: Partners...? Wait! You mean, like, boyfriends?!
Ignatius: Yeah. Them.
Caeldori: Y-y-yeah! Sure have! Er, I mean, they sure were! Strong. Yup! I've gone out with tons of boys!
Ignatius: I see. What were they like? If you don't mind my asking.
Caeldori: Oh, gods, it's so hard to remember them all! Just...so many! So, so many! All those past boyfriends of mine! Haha! Very strong...and courageous! And noble! Like, the one who could crush boulders with his forehead! Or the one that used to bench-press elephants! Wowie! He was a hoot! Hahahaha! Oh, the memories! I'm tearing up just thinking about them!
Ignatius: I see...
Caeldori: Wh-why do you ask?
Ignatius: They were very blessed, then. I wish I could say the same for myself.
Caeldori: Huh? How's that?
Ignatius: Because if I were more like them, then maybe I could have been your boyfriend.
Caeldori: You mean...
Ignatius: Y-yes... I've fallen for you. But I'm not strong enough to be the man you deserve. You need someone equally as talented, equally as skilled, and intelligent. It is all right, though. I am more than happy to remain your loyal—
Caeldori: Ignatius, stop! I love you too!
Ignatius: What?! But I've never crushed a boulder before in my life! And, I mean, I could lift a few chickens, but an elephant is just out of the question...
Caeldori: Ignatius, wait. You don't have to do any of those things. I just made those guys up. I'm sorry.
Caeldori: I've never gone out with anyone before! I just wanted to sound cool.
Ignatius: Oh. Well that's OK.
Caeldori: I'm sorry I lied. But I promise you, I'm telling the truth when I say I love you.
Ignatius: So...then may I have the honor of being your first boyfriend?
Caeldori: Yes! Of course you can!
Ignatius: Oh, Caeldori. You've no idea how happy you've made me.
Caeldori: Heehee. I could say the same to you, big guy. I'm so glad we're finally together. I've dreamed of this day. Just make sure you never leave my side, all right?
Ignatius: Of course. I won't give that spot up for anyone.