Fates Supports/Kiragi Avatar(F)
Kiragi: La la la la ♪
Avatar: Hey, Kiragi. Wow! That's a pretty big pheasant. Did you just get back from hunting?
Kiragi: Sure did! Bagged myself a big ol' girl.
Avatar: You seem to be quite good at hunting. Have you been doing this your whole life?
Kiragi: Hm? Oh, yeah, pretty much. Sort of...
Avatar: Why the face? Did I say something wrong?
Kiragi: Huh? Oh, no. I was just thinking about hunting when I was younger. My caretakers always tried to keep me from doing it. "Hunting is too dangerous for a child like you! I swear, if we catch you again—" Yadda yadda. Haha. I still remember the scoldings.
Avatar: Well, you ARE a prince. I'm sure they just wanted to make sure you were safe.
Kiragi: And there is it again! I wish people would stop treating me like some delicate little princeling! But they never will. Even when I tell them I hate it, they just keep right on doing it.
Avatar: I-I'm sorry, Kiragi. I didn't mean to offend you.
Kiragi: No, it's OK. I'm sorry for going off like that. It's just... I mean, well, you're a princess, right, Avatar? Doesn't it bug you when people act like that? You know, with all the polite talk and the kid gloves and stuff?
Avatar: Well, I don't know. A little, I guess. I try to speak politely to everyone, whatever their rank, so I may be a bad example. There are times, however, when I wish people would speak more freely.
Kiragi: Yeah, that's it! I know exactly what you mean. And it's not just that! Doesn't it bug you when people act like royals are dumb? Like, they think we're all just isolated shut-ins that never go outside! Can you imagine what it would be like to even live a life like that?
Avatar: Ah... Yes, actually, I can.
Avatar: I spent my childhood as an isolated shut-in that rarely went outside. I was never permitted to leave the castle.
Kiragi: Oh! Seriously? I'm so sorry! I didn't mean you, I meant—ah, gee... Hm...but... That gives me an idea! Does that mean you've never gone hunting?
Avatar: Hunting? Maybe a little, but not much.
Kiragi: Then why don't you come with me sometime? I'll teach you all the ins and outs, so no one can call you a weak little shut-in again!
Avatar: B-but nobody's ever called me that before...
Kiragi: Yeah, I think this'll be great! Woohoo! I can't wait! I'll see you tomorrow, bright and early, OK, Avatar?
Avatar: K-Kiragi! Wait! ...And he's gone. *sigh* I guess I'm going hunting tomorrow.
Kiragi: Well done, Avatar! You were great out there!
Avatar: I'm just happy I didn't cause you any problems. I'm still so new to this... You, on the other hand, are truly amazing.
Kiragi: Yeah, right? I'm pretty sure I'm the best hunter alive! Of course, I wasn't always so unbelievably skilled. I might never have become a hunter at all if it hadn't been for my caretakers. They were always squawking in my ears, "Princes should stay inside!" "It's too dangerous out there! What would the kingdom do if it lost a prince?!" And one day I just got fed up! I decided I had to start going out into the real world! I think it all turned out all right, if I do say so myself.
Avatar: Aw... Well I'm glad you managed to find a way to do what you love.
Kiragi: It was so fun back then, even when I didn't catch anything. Everything was so fresh and exciting. I snuck out every day to go for a hike!
Avatar: Heehee. I'm pretty impressed, Kiragi.
Kiragi: Huh? Why's that?
Avatar: You know how I said I was kept inside my entire childhood? Well, I longed to see more of the outside world, just like you did. But I never really managed to get away with escaping. Not for lack of trying.
Kiragi: Aren't you out now, though?
Avatar: Well, yes, but through no virtue of my own. That's why I think it's so impressive that you managed to follow your dreams. You got out due to your strength and determination. That's inspiring.
Kiragi: Heehee. Aw, stop. You're making me blush! Well, if you'd like, I'll teach you everything I know about hunting. Just ask!
Avatar: Heehee. OK! I'll keep that in mind.
Avatar: Hello, Kiragi. About to go hunting again?
Kiragi: Nope! I actually just got back!
Avatar: Oh, then could I borrow you for a second? I wanted to talk to you about something.
Kiragi: Um, sure. What's up?
Avatar: Remember how you told me you hate people treating you like a prince? I don't think you really need to worry about it as much as you think.
Avatar: If I understand you correctly, what really bothers you isn't all the conventions. You're worried that others will not see the real you behind "the prince."
Avatar: What I mean is...I don't think you're that bothered by fancy talk or special clothing. I think you're afraid people will think you're weak or uninformed because you're royal. You just want people to acknowledge you for yourself and not your title. But the thing is...I think everyone already does that.
Kiragi: Why do you say that? I told you about my caretakers, right?
Avatar: I don't think they were really all that worried about the kingdom. They were worried about you. You were their charge. They didn't want you hurt. The people I grew up around...they all loved me, and not because I was a princess. I'm sure it's the same for those who took care of you.
Kiragi: Avatar... You're probably right, you know? But...I didn't realize it at the time. And I don't think I left on good terms.
Avatar: I'm sure they understand that you had your reasons.
Kiragi: Yeah, maybe... Thanks for taking the time to chat with me, Avatar. Heh. I feel like a huge weight's been lifted off my shoulders. Almost makes me miss the Deeprealms a little bit. Maybe I should write my caretakers a letter sometime...
Avatar: What was it like there?
Kiragi: Oh, it was incredible! We were surrounded by nature on all sides! It was the perfect place for a natural-born hunter to grow up! When this war is over...I wanna go back there, I think. We should go together.
Avatar: Haha. Very well. But only if you promise to introduce me to everyone you grew up with! Deal?
Kiragi: Haha. Deal!
Avatar: Hey, Kiragi. What's wrong? You look like you've been chased by a dragon.
Kiragi: *pant...pant...pant* I just realized...something and wanted...to tell you...right away...so I ran to see you! I was on...that mountain...over there...so it was a bit...of a trek!
Avatar: Huh?! But...that mountain must be 10 miles away! Please tell me you took some breaks!
Kiragi: Enough—*pant*—about that—*gulp*— This is important. Do you have some time?
Avatar: Of course. What did you want to discuss?
Kiragi: I just... I realized that I have the most fun when I'm with you!
Avatar: And you ran all this way to tell me that?
Kiragi: Yes! Er, well, no! See, lately, I just don't have fun when I go hunting by myself. Even if I catch something, I'm not happy. Even if it's big!
Kiragi: But, when I go with you, I have fun even if we don't catch a thing! The time just flies by when we talk! So, I guess what I'm trying to say is... I think I'm in love with you, Avatar!
Avatar: Wh-what? Come again?
Kiragi: I love you! I love you! I love you more than anyone! So...would you want to...um...be together?
Kiragi: I-is that a no?
Avatar: No, Kiragi...I love you too. You're the kindest, sincerest, most easygoing person I've ever known. I'm so lucky to have met you!
Kiragi: Then, you mean—
Avatar: Yes. My answer is yes!
Kiragi: You mean it?! HOORAY! WOOHOO! Aw yeah! Yeah yeah yeah! I don't think I could possibly be happier!
Avatar: Heehee! I didn't expect you to be so happy!
Kiragi: Why wouldn't I be? My favorite person in the whole world loves me back! Hey...Avatar. Wanna go hunting?
Avatar: Huh? Right now?
Kiragi: Yeah! Don't you think it's a fitting way for us to celebrate today? It was hunting that brought us together, after all! Come on! Let's go!
Avatar: K-Kiragi! Kiragi? How can he be so fast?! Kiragi! Wait for meeeeee!!
Kiragi: Guess I'm not the only archer around here—you got me right through the heart, you know. And I couldn't be happier.