Promises Under the Harvest Moon/Episode 1 - Storyline
Episode 1[edit | edit source]
|Promises Under the Harvest Moon - Episode 1|
|The sky above us was always obscured by thick clouds, but the heavens have become so clear.|
|I'm a Phantom Soldier now, but knowing that and believing it are two different things. It didn't feel real until I saw that sky.|
|The clouds parted, and I was able to meet someone I never thought I'd see again. I was so happy...|
A vision of Hazel appears in the background.
Evelika walked through the streets as Hazel followed along.
Evelika continued walking as she stopped, looking around the streets.
|Wow... Feels like a completely different city without all those clouds.|
|While I'm here, I want to see how far the field of magical engineering has progressed. Wait, could that car's engine be...?|
|It's perfect weather for moon-gazing!|
Suddenly, Tamamo bumped into Evelika with Hazel behind her.
|Whoa! Wh-who are you?! Huh? Hazel, is she a friend of yours?|
|My name is Tamamo, and this is Kon!|
|Nice to meet you. My name is Evelika. I'm a mercenary from Slothstein, and...|
|Wait a minute! Where did you come from, anyway? Jumping out of nowhere and shouting about the moon... Who does something like that?|
|Sorry, sorry! I'm just so excited about moon-gazing!|
|What is moon-gazing, anyway?|
|It's a custom of Wadatsumi. I had it explained to me earlier, but if you want the details...Tamamo?|
|Heheh! Then allow me to explain! You see, moon-gazing is...|
|Haaaahmm... The people at the shrines seem kinda busy today, huh?|
|Ahh. That is because they are preparing for the moon-gazing event.|
|Moon-gazing? What's that?|
|Curious, are we? Very good. Ahem.|
|Moon-gazing is a festival in which we express our gratitude to the gods for the year's harvest. We begin by decorating the altar with offerings.|
|Such offerings should be dumplings made to look like the moon.|
|In addition to a nice meal made using seasonal foods, of course.|
|After the festival, you enjoy these offerings. By doing so, you express your thanks for the bountiful harvest with which you were blessed, thereby strengthening your connection to the gods.|
|That is what the gods tell me, at least.|
|Sounds delicious! Well, I'm convinced!|
|I would like to take part in the festivities myself.|
|However, leaving the shrine amidst such sizeable crowds was deemed too dangerous for me. As such, I have been forbidden from participating.|
|I am sure that everyone will enjoy this day in harmony, united under the majesty of the full moon. I cannot deny that I am a little envious. I would very much like to enjoy it alongside them, but alas...|
|Okay! Then I promise you that we'll go moon-gazing together someday!|
The flashback ends, going back to current times.
|And that's what we're doing today!|
|I see... So that's why you're both dressed like that.|
|Aren't these garments lovely?|
|They are, but they look difficult to move around in. I wouldn't have expected you to be so into this, Hazel.|
|It sounds like it'll be fun! The moon should be so beautiful with skies as clear as this!|
|If the sky ever clears, I would like to see the moon with you, Hazel.|
|That would be nice. Someday...|
The flashback ends, going back to current times.
|Unless... You don't want to...|
|No, I would love to! I swear it.|
|All right, then! If that is what we are doing, then I, Evelika, will do everything in my power to make tonight go well!|
|So, we'll be needing dumplings as round as the moon and a feast full of seasonal deliciousness...|
|I've asked Carol to take care of the dumplings, but... Ah, right. We'll need to make some other things as well. I wonder if she'd be okay with me making another request?|
|Oh, I almost forgot! We need silver grass!|
|Silver grass? What does that have to do with anything?|
Evelika thought to herself as Tamamo and Hazel walked by her.
|But... Hmm... I think I saw some growing somewhere near this area.|
|We'll need to watch our step. Wild animals live here and we're invading their territory. Let's try not to disturb them.|
|Isn't that right, Hazel?|
Looking up in thought, Evelika glanced over to where Hazel previously was.
|What the...? Where did she go?!|
|Over here! Come on!|
|Hey! Don't go on without me! Wait for me!|
Evelika rushed forward as she hurriedly tried to catch up with Tamamo and Hazel.
|Look! A whole field of silver grass!|
|So this is silver grass... They look so fuzzy.|
|Hrm... These are a bit wimpy looking. Are there more down this way?|
Tamamo and Hazel strolled through the forest as Evelika hurriedly continued to catch up with them.
|A-are you two sure we should be going in any deeper? I heard wolves nest in this area. Maybe we shouldn't...|
A bunch of monsters quickly rushed forward.
|Hehehe, sorry. I think I just woke them up.|
|What did I just tell you?!|
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