Fates Supports/Rinkah Rhajat(PC)
Rinkah: Rhajat, we need to talk.
Rhajat: Hello, Mother. Why are you making that scary face? Did I do something?
Rinkah: I need to ask you a question, and you'd better be honest with me. Understand?
Rhajat: O-OK... What is it?
Rinkah: Did you cast a spell on some villagers recently?
Rhajat: They wanted me to perform a good-luck ritual for their upcoming harvest. I didn't really want to, but they were so insistent that I gave in eventually.
Rinkah: Well they've been complaining about you lately.
Rhajat: Why would they complain about me? I just complied with their request...
Rinkah: Well, they say there's an odd illness going around. It's something they've never seen before.
Rhajat: I don't know why that would be. But sometimes even benign magic can have unintended side effects...
Rinkah: The villagers are saying that your spell is entirely to blame for this affliction. Rhajat, I don't think you'd ever want to hurt anybody. But I need to know more about this enchantment you used. If it did make them sick, then we need to find a way to counter the effect. I won't have the villagers spreading rumors about you.
Rhajat: Those villagers will be wary of me regardless of what I do. Maybe it doesn't really matter...
Rinkah: What's that supposed to mean?
Rhajat: It's just complicated, Mother. You shouldn't involve yourself in this. No good will come of it.
Rinkah: Rhajat! Come back here right now!
Rinkah: This is exhausting, but I have to stay strong. Looks like I've got everything. Time to get going.
Rhajat: Greetings, Mother.
Rinkah: Rhajat! Don't sneak up on me like that.
Rhajat: That bag is awfully large. What have you been getting up to?
Rinkah: Oh, um... I was just going shopping.
Rhajat: I know things have been crazy lately, but you look exhausted. Why not rest? I can take care of the shopping.
Rinkah: Don't worry about it. I've got it covered.
Rhajat: Is this supposed shopping trip just a ruse? You're only now leaving the house, and yet that bag is filled to the brim. You were planning to assist those sick villagers, weren't you?
Rinkah: How did you know?
Rhajat: I have a keen awareness of events unfolding around me. Do you feel obliged to come to their aid because they blame me?
Rinkah: No, you don't understand.
Rhajat: Then what is driving you to help them?
Rinkah: I can't just sit and stare while people are suffering around me. That's why I'm helping the villagers. Don't worry. It has nothing to do with you.
Rhajat: You didn't have to sneak around behind my back though...
Rinkah: Listen, I'm sorry. We can talk more later if you want, but I have to get going. The villagers are waiting on me to deliver these supplies.
Rhajat: Wait... I know that I'm not responsible for this illness. I'll be able to explain everything soon. But I need a little more time...
Rinkah: Fine. I won't ask you about it anymore. When you're ready, come and talk to me. I'll be waiting.
Rhajat: Thank you, Mother.
Rhajat: Here, Mother. I wanted to show you what I've been working on.
Rinkah: What are these? Medicinal herbs? Can we use them to cure the villagers' illness?
Rhajat: Yes. It took longer than I would have liked to mature. I even had to use a bit of light magic to encourage the herb's growth. If I could have brought it to you sooner, I would have. I just needed to make sure it worked first. I'm sorry...
Rinkah: So how did you discover this cure exactly?
Rhajat: It took some time. When the villagers asked me to cast a spell for them, I noticed something strange... There were several people who were coughing profusely. A few of them also looked quite pale...
Rinkah: So the villagers were already sick before you even cast that spell!
Rhajat: Yes, exactly. I had heard that there was a rare herb that naturally fights illness. I managed to track down some seeds and got to sprouting them right away.
Rinkah: Why didn't you just talk to the villagers? If you'd spoken up, they never would have thought you were responsible!
Rhajat: My sole concern wasn't their perception of me. It was their health. The most important thing was to find a cure before the sickness got out of control. All I really cared about was you trusting me.
Rinkah: I can't believe how foolish you are!
Rhajat: Um, why are you hugging me? We need to get this herb to the villagers right away.
Rinkah: Quiet! Let me enjoy this moment. You headstrong girl...
Rhajat: Ow, Mother! Let me go already. It hurts when you squeeze me so tightly. Listen, you should help me turn this herb into a tea. That way we can distribute it quickly.
Rinkah: Of course, you're right. Follow me!