Fates Supports/Beruka Siegbert(PC)
Siegbert: Mother... So this is where you were.
Beruka: Siegbert. Hi.
Siegbert: You seem tired. Is everything OK?
Beruka: I'm fine. Don't worry. I've just been busy. It takes a lot out of me.
Siegbert: I see... Mother, I think I know the perfect way to help us both!
Beruka: And that is?
Siegbert: I'd like to give you a shoulder massage.
Beruka: What kind of problem do you have that you can help by massaging me?
Siegbert: Like you, I've been feeling some aches and pains. One of the healers here showed me some pressure points to relieve the pain, but I can't really find the spots when I try to massage myself. If I could practice on your shoulders, you could tell me when I find the spots.
Beruka: Oh, I get it now. It's worth a try.
Siegbert: Excellent! Thank you, Mother. Here, try and relax...
Beruka: Mmm... I didn't realize how cramped I felt until I didn't feel it anymore. Thanks, Siegbert. Though I'm not sure I know how to pay you back.
Siegbert: No need for concern, Mother. I'm the one who should be thanking you. Now that I know where to apply pressure, my pain will be a thing of the past.
Beruka: We can hope. I still owe you one, though.
Beruka: Still sore, Siegbert?
Siegbert: It's nothing, Mother. Don't worry about it.
Beruka: Hmph. Stay still and I'll work it out for you.
Siegbert: I'm fine, really! I don't want to be seen like this.
Beruka: Can't see a good reason why not.
Siegbert: *sigh* Fine...
Beruka: Now that I can see closer, there's worry in your eyes. Spill it.
Siegbert: Nothing you need to worry about— I'm sure I can handle things on my own.
Beruka: Don't make your mother beg.
Siegbert: Well... Lately I find myself lost in thought a lot. I can't help thinking that I'm not strong enough yet. Or wondering if I have what it takes to protect the people.
Beruka: I see your problem. You look at all the ones with more experience and knowledge... And you wonder if you measure up. Well, I'll tell you: you don't.
Siegbert: Mother, you aren't really helping...
Beruka: You knew it already, which is why you were worried. But that worry isn't bad. Most young kids think they're on top of the world. They're worse off than you. At least you know you have a lot to learn, so you can get busy doing it.
Siegbert: So my worries... They're what will make me stronger. Thank you, Mother. I feel a bit better already.
Beruka: Don't mention it. And if the massages embarrass you, don't mention them either.
Siegbert: Mother, have you got some free time?
Beruka: Yes. Why do you ask?
Siegbert: Well, I'd like to give you another shoulder massage.
Beruka: Why? Does it look like I need one?
Siegbert: N-no, of course not! I just wanted to repay you for the advice you offered me the other day.
Beruka: You're saying it helped?
Siegbert: Very much so. I've been able to apply that open-mindedness to several situations. I've learned from villagers what it is to live diligently. And from my comrades, I've learned what it's like to face strong enemies... I've witnessed all different kinds of strength from the people I've encountered. And I've become acutely aware of my own shortcomings. But now, instead of grinding to a stop when I find a fault in myself... I want to push forward and overcome the obstacle.
Beruka: That's shrewd of you.
Siegbert: I'm sure I'll still find things to be worried about... But that's also a necessary waypoint on the path to growing stronger... For now, I think I'll puff out my chest and brood a little, like Father.
Beruka: Heh... That figures. Don't worry yourself to pieces. If you ever need help, I'm always here.