Fates Supports/Effie Ignatius(PC)
Ignatius: Hello, Mother. I was wondering if you could help me with something...
Effie: Of course, Ignatius. What do you need?
Ignatius: You know...now that I'm here it seems a little silly. Forget about it. I can take care of it.
Effie: You found another worm in your tent, right? Or is it a spider this time?
Ignatius: It's a spider riding a worm. If it had just been a spider OR a worm, I could have handled it—I swear!
Effie: Heehee! That's OK. That's what I'm here for. Do you want me to squish them or save them?
Ignatius: Oh, gods... Please do NOT squish them. Just take them somewhere far, far away. This will be the last time—I promise.
Effie: Yes, yes, of course. But just remember that you can always come to me for help.
Ignatius: I know. I really am working up the courage to handle my own bugs, you know?
Effie: I know. But I'll always be here to squish your bugs for you... Even when you're an old man and I'm a wrinkly old lady!
Ignatius: No, I said DON'T squish them! I don't want bug guts on my things!
Ignatius: Good day, Mother. Do you have a moment?
Effie: For you? Of course. Another bug in your tent?
Ignatius: No! I told you, I'm going to deal with my own bugs from now on. Why, just the other day a ladybug landed on my forearm... And, through gritted teeth, I was able to gently brush it away.
Effie: That's great! But then...what can I help you with?
Ignatius: Well, it is about my tent. There's something wrong with it.
Effie: Oh? Does it need repairing? I'm not sure I'm the best person to help with that...
Ignatius: No, the fabric is intact. It's just... I believe my tent is haunted. As I was drifting off to sleep, I was sure I could see a face staring at me!
Effie: Aww, I'm sure there's a perfectly reasonable explanation. It was probably just an evil spirit.
Ignatius: MOTHER! That's not funny.
Effie: Heehee! Oh, I'm sorry. I couldn't resist. Don't worry, I'll take care of it for you.
Ignatius: I mean, I don't believe in evil spirits. I know they don't exist, but... What if they do?
Effie: Well, if evil spirits exist, I doubt they're strong enough to take me on. It's so funny...you haven't changed at all since you were a child.
Ignatius: I'm sorry. You've always been so tough. You must be disappointed to have raised a coward.
Effie: Don't be ridiculous! You're the most noble and brave and wonderful child a mother could hope for.
Ignatius: Really? You mean that?
Effie: Yes. You're just brave in a...nontraditional way. I've seen it.
Ignatius: Heh. Well, thank you, Mother.
Effie: Of course. Now, before I go investigate this evil spirit, I have one question. Do you still sleep with your stuffed animals at night?
Ignatius: Yes, what of it?
Effie: Well...how certain are you that it wasn't one of their faces you saw?
Ignatius: Oh. OH! Never mind.
Ignatius: Hello, Mother. I have something for you.
Effie: Oh, it's beautiful. Thank you! Did you make it yourself?
Ignatius: Yes. It's meant to bring you good luck.
Effie: Well, thank you again. To what do I owe this random act of kindness?
Ignatius: It's just... I don't want you to die.
Effie: Oh. Ignatius...
Ignatius: I know I shouldn't worry about it, but... I get scared every time you fight. If something were to happen to you...
Effie: You've seen me train, right?
Ignatius: Yes, and I know how tough you are. But I still worry. You're the only person who accepts me just the way I am. I...I just can't stand the thought of losing you.
Effie: Well, thank you. It means a lot to me that you care so much. But we both know that I'm not the only one who loves you the way you are. What about your father? He loves you just as much as I do. And any of your friends in this army would sacrifice themselves for you.
Ignatius: You're right. Of course.
Effie: So please, try not to dwell on such morbid thoughts. None of us will live forever... That's simply the way of this world. All we can do is train as hard as we can to be the strongest we can be.
Ignatius: I know. I'll try to be stronger. I'm sorry if I worried you.
Effie: No, it's OK. Please don't worry about me. Let me give you a little tip. It's something that's helped me over the years. Just use your fear as motivation! Anytime you worry about something, go train! Anytime you get sad, go train! Anytime you find a spider in your tent, go train! Anytime—
Ignatius: Mother! I get it. Just promise me that you'll live a long, healthy life, OK?
Effie: Of course, honey. I promise.