Steel in Hand, We Defend/Episode 5 - Storyline
Episode 5[edit | edit source]
|Steel in Hand, We Defend - Episode 5|
Gerald knocks down a bandit as the Bandit Leader comes up from behind him.
Finally, I understand.
It's because I was comparing myself to another that I grew flustered.
Gerald strikes down the bandit tying to put up a struggle.
It's because I was comparing myself to another that I felt uneasy.
Gerald cuts through the bandit as a bandit strikes from behind him.
It's because I was comparing myself to another that I craved a glorious achievement.
Gerald attacks the bandit with force, pushing him back.
But no longer.
Now I will acknowledge my own progress, without comparing it to anyone else's.
|Ask yourself this: what do I want to protect?|
|I will protect Vettel and Natalie, my dearest friends!|
The Scarlet Legionnaire clashes blades with a Bandit.</div
To protect that which I hold dear...
Gerald pushes back the Bandit Leader.</div
|Wh-who the hell are you?!|
|I'm not the sun, that's for sure.|
|At some point, I started to believe that I had to be...better. Brighter than the sun, stronger than steel.|
|But I am who I am. My methods may be different, but it matters not, so long as we walk the same path.|
A vision of Natalie appears in the background
|The path that we of the Scarlet Legion walk is the true path to bringing smiles to Envylia and all the world!|
|Scarlet Legion, follow me! All units, charge!|
The Scarlet Legion cheered loudly as they followed behind Gerald.
Natalie opens her eyes
|I... H-huh?! What's going on?!|
|You must be pretty out of it if you can't figure that out. I'm carrying you.|
|I-I know that much! It's just that it's embarrassing!|
|You lost consciousness. You weren't in any state to walk on your own.|
|S-still...! Wait... What happened with the bandits?|
|Incapacitated and bound. I instructed the Scarlet Legion to hand them over to the Envylian Guard.|
|Thank you, Natalie.|
|You really opened my eyes.|
|Heheh. Guess I can put that dissection on hold then, huh?|
|You really intend to do that someday?|
|Assuming you keep sparking. Someone's got to do something about that! It might as well be me.|
|You were right. I've been comparing myself. To him.|
|Leading the Scarlet Legion, I began to wonder which was more important: strength like steel or a light as bright as the sun?|
|Well, look at you, being all honest with yourself. And to even admit that I'm right...|
|I no longer have any doubts.|
A Vision of Vettel appears in the background
|Perhaps you are more suited to leading the Scarlet Legion.|
|But I am who I am, and that is enough.|
|Even if you forsake your vows, I will see them through to the end, the way that only I can.|
|Driven by my iron will.|
The vision disappears...
|Here and now, I vow to protect those I care for in my own way, regardless of how long that may take.|
|So, please...remain by my side. Support me as you will.|
|Of course I will, you idiot! Who else could support a sensitive, stubborn fool like you? It has to be me!|
|Good. I'm counting on you.|
|Hey... Can I ask you something?|
|How long do you intend on carrying me?! I can walk now! Clearly!|
|Why don't we go eat something sweet?|
|Y-you're going to put me down first, right? We're not walking into town like this! No way! Put me down!|
|Just let me carry you.|
|Something you want to say?|
|It's just... You're smiling. I haven't seen you smile in so long...|
|I promised dad that I'd...|
|Stop right there! Let the memory itself be enough. You don't have to put it all into words for me to understand.|
|We're going to stay together, right? That's all that matters.|
|You're right. Let's go, Natalie. Together.|
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