Steel in Hand, We Defend/Episode 2 - Storyline
Episode 2[edit | edit source]
|Steel in Hand, We Defend - Episode 2|
I feel uneasy.
About what? I'm not entirely sure, but a vague, indistinct unease lingers at the back of my mind.
Ahh, that's it!
I feel uneasy because I am unsure. I am flustered because of all that I don't know.
Being so shaken makes me feel incredibly small.
Where do all of these feelings come from?
A Vision of Vettel appears in the background
Even as I ask myself that question, the answer rises to the forefront of my mind, taking a most familiar form.
So bright it hurts to look at it.
Forgetting about what I ought to protect...
What is it that I want to protect?
|Gerald? Gerald! Are you even listening to me?!|
|What is it?|
|Urgh! As I was saying, we're here! At the ruins? Where the bandits from the request are based? Is any of this ringing any bells?|
|Gerald! This is the first request we've gotten in a long while, so pull yourself together! You're not acting like yourself.|
|I know what I need to do. Everybody ready? Then it's time. We're going in!|
A few bandits walks within the ruins.
|There are fewer here than we expected. Are the rest hiding somewhere?|
|It doesn't matter. Our plan doesn't change.|
|We will shortly be entering the bandits' base to eradicate them, as per the request we received. I will draw them out to give you the chance you need to crush every last one of them.|
|Here I go! Together, we will complete this request, and what's more...|
|We will make the name of our Scarlet Legion known throughout the entirety of Envylia!|
The two bandits surrounds Gerald as they attack him.
|Who the hell is this maniac attacking us?!|
|Rather than defending or evading...|
|It's more effective to commit to a frontal assault!|
He shouted as he pushes the two bandits back.
|H-he's a monster! He ain't human!|
Gerald walks over to the thiefs
|Prepare to meet your maker.|
He says as he grips his gunlance
|S-stay your blade! I yield! Spare me, please, I beg you!|
Natalie hurriedly rushes towards Gerald.
|You would stop me?|
|They've surrendered! What's the point of killing them? Shouldn't we arrest them and hand them over to the Envylian Guard?|
|If we did that, it would fail to make this a hallmark achievement for the Scarlet Legion.|
|We must finish them off ourselves.|
|G-Gerald? What are you saying?|
|Who cares about what this achieves for the Legion? You didn't create it to win accolades!|
|The Scarlet Legion was formed in order to carry out the oath you made, wasn't it? So just...calm down!|
|You don't understand!|
The thiefs quickly runs away as the two talked.
Gerald clicked his tongue as he steps forward.
|Where are you going?!|
|I will pursue those who fled. You lot! Follow me.|
The Scarlet Legionnaire follows behind.
|You're wounded. Let me—|
Natalie walks closer to Gerald.
|If they escape, the entire mission will be a failure. I must hurry.|
He brushes off Natalie as he rushes out.
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