Fates Supports/Avatar(F) Felicia
Felicia: *sniffle* Why does this sort of thing always happen to me? I've ruined ANOTHER meal! I thought I was following the recipe perfectly this time...
Avatar: Hey, Felicia. What's the matter? Oh, no. Did you start another fire? That's the third time this month...
Felicia: Lady Avatar! N-no, not this time... This time I just ruined another meal. Oh, why couldn't I have been more like Flora? At this rate, I'll never be even a middling maid. I just wish I was more useful...
Avatar: Oh, thank goodness. That's OK, Felicia. It's just a little spoiled food. No big deal. Buck up! You're plenty helpful to everyone. I promise.
Felicia: Sorry, but I don't believe that at all.
Avatar: Well, what about that last battle, when you got the enemy's attention by screaming? And then, you not only got them to come after you, but you took them out too! I've never seen such a bold strategy! And such bravery!
Avatar: Felicia?! What's wrong? Why are you curling up on the floor again?!
Felicia: You really don't understand, do you? That wasn't a strategy, Lady Avatar! I was just trying to run away from them, and then I got cornered. I had to fight my way out or die! I wasn't being brave. I was terrified.
Avatar: Oh, really? Could have fooled me...
Felicia: Anyway, that's completely beside the point. I don't want to be a good warrior! We have plenty of soldiers already. I want to be a good maid. I want to be able to clean clothes and make food and wash dishes. Have you seen camp lately? We need that more than we need extra muscle.
Avatar: Yeah, I guess. I suppose you don't have to join us on the battlefield.
Felicia: But...then I really would be completely worthless to everyone.
Avatar: No! Don't say that. You could...er... You could help with... Oh! Look! A Faceless! I have to go.
Felicia: ... I'm going back to my corner...
Felicia: Ouch! That stings!
Avatar: Hey, Felicia, I just saw a big pile of broken dishes. Did you...? Oh, wow, that's a big cut on your forehead. Are you all right? Here, let me take a look... Hm. We should put some ointment on this.
Felicia: I'm so useless! I can't even carry a few stupid dishes around. I wish I could be a proper maid for you. Then you wouldn't have to look after me all the time...
Avatar: Aw, come on, Felicia. We're practically family. And family helps each other out. Besides, it's the least I could do for someone who saved my life.
Felicia: I saved your life?
Avatar: Don't you remember? It was when I had that terrible fever, years ago.
Felicia: Oh! Yes! I do remember. It was around the same time Flora and I started serving as your maids, right? But even then, I was a mess. I couldn't care for you properly at all! I had no idea what to do when you fell ill...
Avatar: Well, you didn't know the normal ways to treat an illness, it's true... But that didn't matter. You kept my fever down the whole time using your ice powers. They told me you drew the heat out of me and into yourself... They said it was very dangerous. You could have died. Why would you have taken such a risk?
Felicia: It was the only thing I could think to do at the time...
Avatar: Did you even stop to consider what might have happened to you? I'm grateful, of course, but I never want you sacrificing yourself for my sake, OK? I want you to look out for yourself, too.
Felicia: Lady Avatar, you don't understand. I WAS looking out for myself.
Felicia: Heehee, never mind! Forget I said anything!
Avatar: Felicia! Wait!
Felicia: *gulp* You can do it, Felicia! Just put the pot back in the cabinet... Gently...gently... I'm not the same old Felicia I've always been! I'm Super Felicia! I'm transforming into an elegant maid, like a caterpillar into a butterfly! NO! Argh! I'm g-gonna slip! ... Huh? Why does nothing hurt? I could have sworn I slipped...
Avatar: Felicia... Try to be more careful when you're on a ladder.
Felicia: Lady Avatar?! You caught me!
Avatar: I'm just glad I arrived in time. Now, Felicia, you need to pay more attention to what you're doing. No wonder you get distracted all the time, talking to yourself like that.
Felicia: Ack! You heard that?
Avatar: Haha. Don't worry about it too much. Let's get you back on the ground. Are you all right?
Felicia: Y-yes, I'm fine.
Avatar: So, Felicia... I might consider keeping this little incident to myself if you were to tell me something.
Felicia: Oh? And what's that?
Avatar: What did you mean the other day when you said that you DID look out for yourself?
Felicia: Oh...that. Do I have to tell you?
Avatar: Yes. I've been wondering about it ever since.
Felicia: Well, OK then. I just meant that I look after myself by looking after others.
Avatar: What do you mean?
Felicia: You were worried that I'd neglect myself by trying too hard to help out. But the thing is...that's actually the best way for me to take care of myself. Because if I didn't help others, I'd feel terrible and useless. I wouldn't be happy. I know I'm a big klutz, but I take pride in working as hard as I can to serve others.
Avatar: But don't you find that exhausting?
Felicia: Very much so. But it's a meaningful sort of exhaustion. And that makes it all worth it.
Avatar: Felicia...you're a very inspiring person, you know that?
Felicia: Oh, stop! You're making me blush!
Avatar: Still, I don't want you to push yourself too hard. You can't help others very effectively if you're exhausted all the time.
Felicia: I know that! Don't worry, I promise not to overwork myself.
Avatar: Haha, good. Now if only we could get you to be a bit less of a klutz...
Felicia: Hey! Why did you have to go and spoil a perfectly beautiful moment like that?
Avatar: Haha, sorry! I couldn't help myself! But I do hope you'll always be there to help us—on and off the battlefield.
Felicia: Of course, milady!