Ike & Ranulf

C Support

Ranulf: Hey, Ike. Isn’t it a little late to be training?
Ike: I haven’t had a chance to train today. I try to swing a sword every day, even if it’s just for a little while. It helps me focus and keeps me calm. Plus it’s good practice. Haaaa! Kyaaaaa!
Ranulf: I see. So your strength doesn’t just come from your bloodline. It’s also a result of your persistance. No wonder you grow more powerful every time I see you… Nice. Very nice…
Ike: Haaaaa! And one and… Hiyaaaa!
Ranulf: Oh, sorry. I’m interrupting you. I’ll see you la–
Ike: Wait. What do you want? I assume you came out here to tell me something.
Ranulf: Not really. I’m just being a mother cat… No matter how many times we tell you to take it easy, you’re always working. I thought you might take a break if I came over and talked to you, but… I can see that you’re still crazy. I’ll go now.
Ike: You think I’m crazy? How so?
Ranulf: Well…a little crazy, yeah! I’ve never worked for a leader who’s as blunt and straightforward as you. It’s pretty shocking to have a commander who doesn’t care what anyone thinks, no matter how powerful they are.
Ike: Well, that’s just my style. I don’t have to be like someone else, do I?
Ranulf: Why are you so confident? I don’t get it. Normal beorc just do what people tell them and try not to make a fuss. But not you. I heard you even yelled at the apostle!
Ike: Yeah, that wasn’t my brightest moment.
Ranulf: Then again, worrying about a beorc like this is definitely not normal laguz behavior. I guess I’m a fish out of water myself… Wait, did I just call myself a fish?
Ike: Wha–? Ha ha! You’re a cat, remember!? I thought you ate fish. Ha ha ha!
Ranulf: Hey! I made you laugh! That’s good. That’s a good first step.
Ike: Fine, fine! I’ll take a break. Um… so what do I do now? Am I supposed to drink tea or something?
Ranulf: Tea is good. And eat something. Oh, and maybe you should take a… catnap! Wha ha ha ha!

B Support

Ike: Hey, Ranulf.
Ranulf: Hm? Oh, hey, Ike. How goes it?
Ike: Are you…training?
Ranulf: Oh yeah! I love training! I’d hate to have the hardworking general Ike leave me in his dust!
Ike: That’s a good attitude.
Ranulf: Um…that was a joke, Ike. I hate training. Besides, training on two legs would be pretty useless for a laguz like me.
Ike: So what were you doing? It looked like stretching.
Ranulf: Just stretching. You know, to unwind?
Ike: Hm. I was hoping that it was a kind of special laguz technique that I didn’t know about.
Ranulf: Sorry to disappoint you, but you and I aren’t that different unless I change forms. As you can see.
Ike: I just need a tail.
Ranulf: Hey, a tail is a good thing to have! It’s what gives us such great balance in high places. You poor beorc… I can’t imagine living without a tail!
Ike: Doesn’t it get in your way when you sleep?
Ranulf: On the contrary! There’s a little trick we have…
Ike: What kind of trick?
Ranulf: Well, we take… Hey! You’re smooth, aren’t you? I almost fell for that one… Nice try, Commander!
Ike: Huh? I just asked you a question.
Ranulf Listen, Ike. This is a secret that concerns the entire laguz species. I can’t just run around telling any old beorc that I know.
Ike: Oh. I understand. I’m not that interested, anyway.
Ranulf: Wha–? Hey, now, come on! You should be more persistent! It’s really interesting!

A Support

Ranulf: !
Ike: What’s wrong, Ranulf?
Ranulf: Aaaah! Oh, it’s you, Ike…Phew! Don’t scare me like that!
Ike: You all right? You’ve been pretty tense lately.
Ranulf: The closer we get to the capital, the more the Daein king starts to worry me. Well, I suppose it’s more the medallion than the man… At any rate, all this negative energy is making my hair stand up on end. It’s hard to focus…
Ike: I’m amazed at how sensitive you laguz are to such things.
Ranulf: I’m amazed that you beorc don’t notice! How can you be so calm with these creepy auras all around us?!
Ike: You want me to leave you alone?
Ranulf: Yeah, would you? No, wait, Ike. Hold on. Stay here. I’ll calm down… Just gimme a second… …Whooooo!
Ike: Better?
Ranulf: Yeah. I’m fine now. Although I can’t believe I let a beorc see me in such a vulnerable state. I’ll never live this down.
Ike: Ranulf, what are you saying? Don’t you trust me?
Ranulf: No, I do! I do. But… well, not entirely. Look, I trust you as much as any beorc, but… You know! The laguz are my brothers! It’s different.
Ike: I trust you.
Ranulf: And you say it with a straight face, too. You know something? You’re…
Ike: …I’m what?
Ranulf: Dumb.
Ike: What?!
Ranulf: If you trust everybody, you’re going to get hurt in the end. Remember that!
Ike: Hey, wait! Ranulf! Dang… Was that friendly advice or is he just angry?