Tobin: Alm! How are you, buddy? …Me? Well, let’s just say I’m figuring things out. Lukas keeps talking about kings and politics, but that does little for me. I’m actually just in it for the gold. I have a family to feed, after all. Well, that and I’m not about to let you outshine me! Hey, don’t look at me like that. You don’t know what you’re up against!
Tobin: Hey Alm, hold up! I was hoping we could have a talk. Huh? Oh, it’s nothing serious, don’t worry. I was just wondering what you thought of Clair. Because, you know, she seems kind of into you, and… Well, yeah. Mostly just that. What? Don’t tell me you haven’t noticed! *sigh* Of course you haven’t. Well, good. Then I guess Gray is my only other competition… Thanks, Alm. That’s all I wanted to talk about.
Tobin: Say, Alm? This may sound a bit strange, but… You’ve changed lately. Well, not “changed.” It’s more like you’ve sort of…found yourself? I’d never have known in Ram Village, but when you get in front of people, you become…larger than life? Is that the right expression? Anyway, you command a lot more attention than you used to.
Tobin: Alm, I’m gonna level with you… I’ve always hated how you were better than me at everything. Gray told me I should stop trying to compete with you, but damn it… I just couldn’t see how we were in such different places. But I understand it now. You’re meant to lead, and you have the strength and ability to back it up. My job isn’t to be better than you— it’s to be part of your strength. I’m not going to say I like it…but I can definitely accept it. So I just want you to know that I’ll always be there for you.