Fates Supports/Shigure Forrest
Forrest: Hello, Shigure. What's that you're painting? Oh! And are those oil paints?
Shigure: They are. I thought I'd try something other than my usual watercolors. This type of painting was the norm a century ago. It's always an interesting exercise to immerse oneself in the history of an art.
Forrest: I agree! I love revisiting fashions that have come and gone throughout history. A hundred years ago in Nohr, there was a tremendous cultural explosion. Not just in painting and the arts, but in fashion as well. Now that I think about it, I really must try to study more old portraits. There must be a wealth of fashion knowledge to be gained from them. In fact, I cut my hair based on one such portrait done when this style was in vogue.
Shigure: That makes sense. I remember seeing many paintings from then of ladies wearing their hair like yours. It seems that fashion and painting are more closely related than I'd ever considered.
Forrest: I'm happy to see you taking an interest in the subject. It is one close to my heart.
Shigure: Haha. I could say the same thing of you. Perhaps we'll make a painter of you yet.
Forrest: Ooh! I just had an idea for something we could do!
Shigure: Hm? What is it?
Forrest: Here, listen. I bet we can surprise everyone! *whisper whisper* ...
Shigure: Mmhmm... Uh-huh...
Forrest: You mean it's finished?
Shigure: Yes, and it looks splendid, if I do say so myself. Here we are: Lady Wald's portrait. I hope you approve of the new name.
Forrest: It's perfect! I can't wait to see how our friends will react. They'll never guess it's me in those ancient clothes! And you did a bang-up job of painting in that antiquated style.
Shigure: Honestly, the hardest part was aging the canvas and the paints. I had to be very careful not to overdo it.
Forrest: Well you did a great job of that too!
Shigure: Haha. Thank you. I can't wait to see the looks on their faces when we tell them it's really you! I'm laughing just thinking about it!
Forrest: Then let's go! We'll show it to everyone right now!
Shigure: Wait, no! If we both go running up to show it to them, it will look suspicious. You have to go hide somewhere!
Forrest: Oh, you're right! That was a close one...
Shigure: Yes... I think, however, if you show up after some of the others, it will be OK. So just wait here a few minutes, and then come when you hear us all talking.
Forrest: OK, I got it! Teehee!
Forrest: T-to think they would ALL get it right...
Shigure: Yes...I would have sworn we'd done a better job than this...
Forrest: I was really looking forward to seeing their faces, too.
Shigure: Ah, well...it's not all bad, I suppose.
Forrest: Yes, you're right. They were all very impressed with your painting. They said they were only able to tell it was me because you painted my face so well...
Shigure: Hey, now. They sang your praises as well. "There is only one beauty in this entire army, and his name is Forrest." That's a pretty tall compliment, isn't it? We've got quite a few lookers in this outfit.
Forrest: Haha. Oh, stop it. You're making me blush! Our prank may have been a bust, but all things told, I think it went pretty well.
Shigure: Yeah. And it was a lot of fun to put together too. Plus you've got an old-timey costume now!
Forrest: Yes, I may have to look into making more garments in old fashions in the future. Say, Shigure, this little project has kindled an interest in painting in me. Would you mind teaching me a thing or two about art?
Shigure: Of course! But only if you agree to teach me about fashion!
Forrest: Done and done! I can't wait until our first lesson!
Shigure: Haha. Me either.