Fates Supports/Setsuna Caeldori(PC)
Caeldori: Hm...the advance troops have just received fresh recruits, so they'll be needing tents. And a larger shipment of grain. Have the quartermaster make the arrangements.
Hoshidan: At once, milady. Would you like him to resume his duties managing the armory?
Caeldori: No. I will continue to oversee the armory personally. On that note, please go to the smiths and issue a requisition for the items on this list. Delivery is expected within the fortnight.
Hoshidan: Yes, milady. Right away, milady.
Setsuna: You seem to be working very hard, Caeldori.
Caeldori: Oh, Mother! How can I help you?
Setsuna: I heard the supply division was short of hands and thought I could help. But you seem to have it handled. You must be very good at this.
Caeldori: You flatter me, but I've got plenty of room for improvement. I'm still very new to this kind of work.
Setsuna: Oh. OK. If you say so... What can I help with?
Caeldori: Thank you, Mother. I appreciate the offer, truly, but I have nothing for you to do. All I've left is the inventory.
Setsuna: Then I will help with that. With an army this size, it must take a long time to count everything.
Caeldori: Well, see, about that—
Setsuna: Please, let me see the list. We just need to make sure the numbers match, correct?
Caeldori: Well, yes, but... Here, look at this.
Setsuna: Huh? This isn't an inventory. What is it? A drawing?
Caeldori: Er, something like that, yes. It's a plan for the armory I drew up a little while ago. If the supplies are stored according to the plan, they can be counted very easily. It takes a fraction of the time and... only one person. I'm sorry, Mother.
Setsuna: Amazing... Such efficiency...
Caeldori: So you don't need to trouble yourself about us, Mother. Here, I've prepared some tea! Please, help yourself. It's right over there.
Setsuna: I see. My assistance is not required... I feel...so sad...
Caeldori: What was that? Did you say something, Mother?
Setsuna: N-no... It's nothing... Nothing at all...
Caeldori: All right, these crates are fully loaded. Have we moved the damaged weapons yet?
Hoshidan: Yes, milady. They are en route to the smiths as we speak.
Caeldori: Perfect. Then all that is left is to deliver the new ones to the front. See to it.
Hoshidan: Understood, milady!
Caeldori: Wah! M-Mother! I didn't see you! Wait, what are you DOING? It's dangerous to hide in there. We put weapons in those barrels.
Setsuna: Sorry. I was just watching you work... I did not want to disturb you.
Caeldori: Is something wrong? You seem a little off today.
Setsuna: Oh, no. I am fine. I just came by to offer my help again, but it looks as though you still don't need it. I am impressed. You show no hesitation and give precise orders very quickly. You were so impressive, in fact, that I have nothing to offer you... So I will just sit here and drink my tea. Again. *siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip*
Setsuna: You really take after your father, don't you? You think so quickly...and you know how to speak to other people so well... Not like me. Heehee.
Caeldori: I— Mother...
Setsuna: Don't worry. It is a good thing. I'll be leaving now. Don't want to get in your way.
Caeldori: Mother! Oh, leaky bunions! She's gone.
Caeldori: Ah, there you are, Mother.
Caeldori: Do you have some time? I wanted to speak to you about something.
Setsuna: Of course, Caeldori. What do you need?
Caeldori: The last time we talked, you said that I was just like Father. But I don't think that's true. I've always wanted to be like him. He does everything so effortlessly. Fighting, riding, speaking...it all comes to him as naturally as breathing. But I'm not like that.
Setsuna: Huh? What do you mean?
Caeldori: I mean that...I have to work hard at everything I do. Father does not. And for a long time, I struggled with this. I thought something was wrong with me. But then I saw how you practiced archery. How you fought in battle. I saw no anxiety. No strain. It was like the world fell away when you drew your bow. So I decided to let my insecurities fall away and focus only on the training. And THAT is what has helped me grow strong. So thank you, Mother. I would not be who I was without you.
Setsuna: I-I don't know what to say.
Caeldori: There's no need to say anything. Just, please...never think you are not as important a part of me as Father. OK?
Setsuna: OK. I promise. Thank you, Caeldori. You make me so proud to be your mother.