Vanessa: What’s that down there?! Whoa, Titania! Whoa, girl! Let’s stop here! Are you hurt?! Are you all right?!
Vanessa: You have GOT to be kidding me! Sleeping while a war is waging? Bold warrior, it’s time to wake up! Hey! Lazybones! Get up!
Forde: Snargleblagh…hmph? Zzzzzzzzz…
Vanessa: Oh, boy… Let’s go, Titania. It’s clear that Mr. Slug here needs his beauty rest.
Forde: Zzzzz… Huh? Did someone say something?
Vanessa: Oh, look who’s actually awake today.
Forde: You must be one of Frelia’s pegasus knights.
Vanessa: I’m Vanessa.
Forde: Yeah, that’s right. Vanessa. I’m Forde. Nice to meet you. By the way, what do you mean by me being awake?
Vanessa: Just the other day, I was flying by and saw you lying on the ground. I thought you were hurt, but when I got closer, I saw that you were just sleeping! I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was so disgusted that I just left you there. But then I started to worry about enemies spotting you, so I went back. By the time I got back to where you were, you were already gone.
Forde: I catch them off guard that way and then attack. That’s my strategy.
Vanessa: I seriously doubt that.
Forde: Ha ha ha! But anyway, thanks for your concern.
Vanessa: You really don’t stress or plan much, do you? So different from our prince…
Forde: The prince of Frelia? Ah, you mean Prince Innes. I think he’s almost 100 percent stress. But I’m sure he’s quite the ladies’ man. I bet you have a crush on him, too. You’re blushing, so I must have hit a nerve!
Vanessa: I-I don’t! I didn’t say anything!
Forde: A romance between a prince and his knight? What scandal! What intrigue! It’s all right, though. You can love anyone you like. You must have lots of competition, seeing how he is a prince. It’s much easier to date someone you can be yourself around. Someone like, say, me would be ideal for you. What do you say?
Vanessa: Um… Let’s go, Titania. We’ve wasted enough time here.
Forde: You don’t have to run away like that! OK, see you! Watch out for those archers!
Vanessa: I think I misunderstood you.
Forde: Yeah? So you understand me now?
Vanessa: I guess so. You’ve been working for me from behind-the-scenes, haven’t you.
Forde: Yes. But don’t worry. I’m used to that sort of misunderstanding.
Vanessa: Well…thank you.
Forde: Heh heh heh. You’re welcome, of course. So, how about all that other stuff?
Vanessa: What do you mean?
Forde: Am I too far a cry from a prince?
Forde: I felt an energy…
Vanessa: Energy? What are you talking about?
Forde: Everyone has a different type of energy. Some energies can heal hearts, others spread courage. When you first saw me sleeping, I was dreaming of running across a field. I felt this warm energy engulfing me, blowing across my face like a summer wind. It must have been your energy that made me feel that way.
Forde: Would you like to feel my energy, too?
Vanessa: Um… I’ll certainly think about it.
Forde: Wonderful! I’ll be waiting for your answer, Vanessa.