Fates Supports/Avatar(F) Rhajat(PC)
Avatar: Rhajat, we need to talk.
Rhajat: Hello, Mother. Why are you making that scary face? Did I do something?
Avatar: I have to ask you something important. Please, be honest with me.
Rhajat: O-OK... What is it?
Avatar: I heard that you cast a spell on a bunch of villagers the other day. Is that true?
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.
Avatar: Well those same people have been complaining about you.
Rhajat: Why would they complain about me? I just complied with their request...
Avatar: Apparently some strange illness has been sweeping through the village. They've never seen anything like it before.
Rhajat: I don't know why that would be. But sometimes even benign magic can have unintended side effects...
Avatar: These villagers are saying that your spell is responsible for their affliction. I don't believe for a moment that you'd ever want to hurt anybody. But you have to tell me more about this enchantment of yours. If it did actually cause their illness, we have to find a way to counter the effect. I don't want anyone to fear you because of some baseless rumor.
Rhajat: Those villagers will be wary of me regardless of what I do. Maybe it doesn't really matter...
Avatar: 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.
Avatar: R-Rhajat! Hey, come back here!
Avatar: *sigh* This is exhausting. But I can't rest now. Time to head out!
Rhajat: Greetings, Mother...
Avatar: R-Rhajat! You scared me!
Rhajat: That bag is awfully large. What have you been getting up to?
Avatar: Oh, umm... I was just about to go shopping at the market. That's all.
Rhajat: I know things have been hectic lately, but you seem awfully tired. Why don't you rest? I can go to the market for you.
Avatar: Oh, you don't need to do that. I'm just fine, really.
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?
Avatar: Wh-what? 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?
Avatar: No, of course not. That's not it at all!
Rhajat: Then what is driving you to help them?
Avatar: I feel compelled to help those suffering around me. I'm your mother, Rhajat. I know in my heart that you'd never want to hurt anyone. My desire to aid the villagers has nothing to do with you. I promise.
Rhajat: You didn't have to sneak around behind my back though...
Avatar: You're right. I'm sorry. Listen, I have to be 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.
Avatar: Just let me know whenever you're ready to talk. I'll be waiting.
Rhajat: Thank you for understanding, Mother.
Rhajat: Here, Mother. I wanted to show you what I've been working on.
Avatar: Wait a second. What is that herb, Rhajat? I've never seen it before. Is it medicinal? I don't suppose we could use it to treat the villagers' illness.
Rhajat: We can. 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...
Avatar: Wait a minute. How did you find this cure?
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...
Avatar: So the villagers were already sick when you cast that spell!
Rhajat: 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.
Avatar: Why didn't you speak up earlier? No one would have been suspicious if you had just said something.
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.
Avatar: Well you should have cared! You can be so headstrong!
Rhajat: Um, why are you hugging me? We need to get this herb to the villagers right away.
Avatar: Oh, be quiet! I'm so proud of you.
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.
Avatar: Of course, you're right. Let's hurry up and cure them, Rhajat!
Rhajat: All right, Mother...