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Prologue
Description I will forever remember that feeling the first time I saw you. I'll also always remember the moment you saw me. The moment I saw you, I was sure you were the one. 💖💖💖

Master Attendants must make correct choices and pass event stages to get items exchangeable for Steak Skin - Dream Time and in-game items. 🎊🎊🎊🌹🌹🌹

Characters
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Steak
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Gingerbread
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Red Wine
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Mrs Gia
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Some Day, Afternoon – Some Inn
The warm sunshine shone into the room through the inn’s wooden window, lighting up golden specks of dust in its beams. Steak was splayed out over the table, drifting off to sleep with boredom.

*Thump–– thump–– thump–– thump*

The sound of hurried footsteps was followed by a petite figure bursting into the room and running straight for Steak lying on the table, wrapping an arm around his neck.

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Steak
Hnnggh?! ––Let go!! Lemme go!!!
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Gingerbread
Steak, you idiot! Wake up! A client’s here!
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Steak
Huhhh?!!!
Steak’s face was flushed red from Gingerbread’s neck lock, and he was beating on her hand repeatedly.

Soon afterwards, in came Red Wine, hanging up his jacket on the coat rack. His mouth forming in a mocking smirk as he look at Steak, whose face was already turning green. Once he’d enjoyed himself enough, he finally spoke up. 

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Red Wine
Gingerbread, if you don’t let go, then he’ll never wake up again.
Finally realizing what she was doing, Gingerbread loosened her grip on Steak, she cocked her head and jabbed at Steak as he lay panting atop the table.
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Gingerbread
Hey? Are you alright?
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Red Wine
This tough-skinned guy? I’m sure he’s fine! Okay, stop acting, you’re not that delicate. The client’s here.
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Steak
Red Wine, you bastard! How about I do it to you and we’ll see who’s acting!!!
Seeing the two about to come to blows again, Gingerbread cleared her throat as she led the client in, diverting the attention of the two–– both with their hands on each other’s collars–– back to her.

A grey-haired lady stepped slowly into the inn supported by Gingerbread.

Seeing the client arrive, the two combatants suddenly loosened their grips, smoothed out their clothes, and faced the old woman. 

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Gingerbread
Greeting, ma’am. What is the matter that you’d like to entrust to our care?
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Mrs Gia
You are the Canaan Mercenary Regiment?
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Steak
We are Knights of the Hold Sword! Not some mercenaries that’ll do anything for money... hmph!!!
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Red Wine
Shut up. Hear the client out.
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Steak
... (Let go of me!!!!)
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Mrs Gia
I have a job. I’m hoping... you can help a boy... fulfill a wish.
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Gingerbread
Ma’am, can you tell us what the wish is?
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Mrs Gia
I’m hoping you can impersonate someone... to fulfill a promise.
Gingerbread led the old lady to a chair off to the side.

They listened as this elderly individual delivered a not-quite-complete story.

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Characters
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Joss
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Angelea
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Mrs Gia
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Steak
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Red Wine
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Gingerbread
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Several Years Prior – Outside a Town
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Joss
Annalea, I’m sorry, but I won’t be able to spend Valentine’s Day with you this year.
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Angelea
It’s alright, I know. You’ve got somewhere you have to be. If us being apart temporarily will save more lives, then I can bear it for now.

But you’ve gotta promise me: to do your best to save as many innocents as you can.

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Joss
I shall! I will give it my all. I promise you, after I return, every Valentine’s Day for the rest of your life will be spent with me.
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Angelea
I’ll wait for you. I’ll always wait for your return, Joss.
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After the War – Town Hospital
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Mrs Gia
Angie, here’s today’s medicine.
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Angelea
Mrs. Gia... Thank you... cough, cough-cough...
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Mrs Gia
...Angie...You’re still waiting for him?
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Angelea
Cough, cough-cough... I promised... that I’d wait for him... I will always wait for him. Otherwise, if he comes back and can’t fine me, he’d feel terrible... cough-cough-cough...
Years passed, and that young man who made that promise never did return.

Anglea kept waiting by the town gate for his return, but before she ever got news of him, Angelea fell ill. And from this illness, she never did recover. Gravely ill, she wasted day by day.

She fought her illness and resisted for a long time, but no miracle ever presented itself.

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Mrs. Gia wiped a tear from the corner of her eye and forced a smile.
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Mrs Gia
The doctor told me that Angie’s body–– she... she won’t make it to the next Valentine’s Day.
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Steak
......
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Red Wine
......
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Gingerbread
......
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Steak
So, Mrs. Gia, you want us to find that person and bring him back! What’s his name? Where is he?! We’ll head out right now!
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Mrs Gia
No, I was hoping one of you could pretend to be her returned lover and fulfill her final wish. If he doesn’t return, then Angie will leave us without having found peace.

She’s been tortured by this illness for too long... I don’t want her to be like this till the very end...

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Steak
U––Us?!
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Mrs Gia
Yes. I do not know how long Angie’s body can hold out. Maybe today, maybe tomorrow… at this time, there’s nothing else I can do.
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Red Wine
But... we probably don’t look anything like her boyfriend, right?
Mrs. Gia hung her head in disappointment and took out a picture of Angie and Joss from her bag. With a trembling finger, she brushed over Angelea’s beautiful eves.
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Mrs Gia
Because of the side effects from the medicine, she can only see blurry splotches of color. She won’t recognize you... she won’t recognize you...
Hearing this, the three once again fell silent. Mrs. Gia handed the photograph over to Steak. The red-haired youth in the picture smiled cheerfully.

Looking into Mrs. Gia’s imploring eyes, Steak slowly nodded his head.

After taking the endlessly thankful Mrs. Gia back home, he returned to the inn, where he found Red Wine and Gingerbread with knitted brows, seemingly in dispute over something.

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Steak
Hey, what are you two arguing about!?
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Gingerbread
Just in time! Steak, you can decide!
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Steak
Oh? Decide what??
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Red Wine
She thinks that we shouldn’t take the job.
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Steak
Why?
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Gingerbread
If we do, wouldn’t we just be wronging Angelea? She’s waited all these years, isn’t this just too unfair to her?!
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Red Wine
And so we should let her go to her grave full of regret?
Seeing these two about to break out into a fight, Steak felt a bit confused. He wasn’t clear at all why they were even arguing. And then without even giving him a chance to break it up, the two turned their aggression on to him.
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Gingerbread
So, whaddya think, Steak?!
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Steak
Whaddya mean, what do I think?
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Gingerbread
What do you think about this job?!
(...I never imagined we'd ever get a commission like this. What should I do?)

1. We must see this job through. (Red Wine +15)

2. What are you worried about all that for? Just finish the job.

3. We shouldn't take this job. (Gingerbread +15)

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Characters
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Steak
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Red Wine
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Mrs Gia
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Mayor
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Gingerbread
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The next morning, when Steak dragged the sleepy-headed Red Wine downstairs for breakfast, they did not see the typically punctual Gingerbread.

And she still hadn’t appeared when it was time to go to the hospital and meet Mrs. Gia. 

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Steak
Where did Gingerbread run off to?
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Red Wine
How should I know...
Red Wine looked at Steak yawning wide and smacked him grumpily in the back of the head. Still in a sleepy stupor as always, Steak didn’t react in time and stumbled helplessly.
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Steak
Red! Wine!! Come here!
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Fighting all the way, the two arrived at the hospital entrance to meet Mrs. Gia, who was already there waiting for them.

Realizing that Mrs. Gia saw him bickering childishly with Red Wine, Steak reflexively let out a cough straightened his back and turned his head away. 

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Mrs Gia
Young man, don’t act embarrassed. Youngsters like you are always a bit lively. Come with me.
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Steak
I...
Without giving Steak a chance to explain himself, Mrs. Gia handed him some clothes she had been holding.
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Mrs Gia
Young man, if you please, put on these clothes.
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Steak
(And this is...?)
Red Wine noticed the longing look that Mrs. Gia gave to the clothes and then gave the hesitant Steak a hard shove.
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Steak
...Idiot! Just wait till we get back home!
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Same Time – Town Archives Hall
Gingerbread awoke early and made her way to the Archives Hall for clues to Joss’s whereabouts. The Archives Hall held files on all the town’s inhabitants, and so she thought she could find some breadcrumbs that would lead her to Joss.

With the old lady’s photo in hand, she tip-toes into the Archives Hall file room and began searching.

Suddenly, her eyes lit up. She reached out to grab a file, but with her short stature, she just couldn’t reach the ones on the top shelf.

Just as she was struggling, a hand reached past her and placed the file in hers.

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Mayor
Miss, you know Joss?
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Gingerbread
Thank you. Mr. Mayor, you know him too?
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Mayor
He’s a good boy. Too bad...
With her new information and the file in hand. Gingerbread hurried off to the hospital.
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Thump–– thump–– thump––

Bang––

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Gingerbread
Ooow!
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Steak
Ouch... Gingerbread, what are you in such a hurry for?
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Gingerbread
Eh? Steak! What the heck are you wearing? We’ll get to that later. I found Joss!
Gingerbread told her news of Joss to Steak and Red Wine, who had come to see what the fuss was.
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Steak
......
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Red Wine
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Gingerbread
What do we do? Should we tell Mrs. Gia... that Joss is already...
Seeing Red Wine and Gingerbread turning their eyes on him, Steak started pulling at his hair in panic.
Hey, hey! What are you two looking at me for!

1. I need to tell Mrs. Gia about this. (Gingerbread +15)

2. Give the file to Mrs. Gia. Let her decide if she wants to know the truth.

3. This... I think it's better if we don't let the old lady know... (Red Wine +15)

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Characters
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Mrs Gia
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Steak
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Red Wine
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Gingerbread
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Steak, clutching the report of Joss’s death, pulled at his hair as he looked up Mrs. Gia waiting for them at the door of the sick room. He was beside himself with anxiety.

Mrs. Gia notices the three wavering in the corner and walked over toward them tentatively.

Still undecide on what to do, out of instinct they took the file and hit it behind them. 

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Mrs Gia
You’re changed! This outfit... it suits you quite nicely...
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Steak
Y-yep. Not too big, not too small!
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Mrs Gia
Are you three... hiding something?
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Steak
No–– nothing!
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Red Wine
It’s nothing important!
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Gingerbread
......
The trio were not good at hiding things, and in their panic, the file fell to the floor.

Seeing the file fall to the floor, Mrs. Gia’s countenance subtly shifted. As she reached out to pick up the file, Steak could see a look of hurt on her face.

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Mrs Gia
...It seems you’ve gone and found this.
Mrs. Gia took out a page from the report, and her aged finger gently caressed Joss’s enlistment photo.
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Gingerbread
...Ma’am... We...
Mrs. Gia reached out and gently patted Gingerbread on the head. Surprisingly to them, as she looked at the death certificate in the file, not an ounce of shock passed across her face.
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Mrs Gia
I don’t blame you... if it was me, I would be curious too about why Joss never came back.
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Gingerbread
Ma’am... You knew about this already? How did you know?
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Mrs Gia
Seems you all haven’t had a chance to look too closely at this.
Following Mrs. Gia’s finger, they discovered that the name on the line in the file for Joss’s mother–– was Mrs. Gia’s name. The three stood frozen with their mouth agape, not knowing what to say to the old lady
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Mrs Gia
Every soldier will write a final letter before taking the battlefield, and Joss was a good son. His letter was full of apology for not being able to be by my side.

Aside from that, Angelea was his one and only concern...

At first I wanted to tell her everything, but... when I was about to tell her, it was like she could sense something had happened to Joss, and she suddenly fell ill.

I worried she wouldn’t be able to take it, so all along I never told her the whole truth.

Having said that, Mrs. Gia turned her sights to the sick room and the young girl inside looking up at the sky through the window. She dabbed the corner of her eye with a handkerchief.

Without needing the old woman to come out and say it, the three at least had enough sense to know what Joss’s last wish was–– to take care of the girl that he loved so deeply.

The three stared at each other, no one knowing how to comfort Mrs. Gia for her lost child. Finally it was Mrs. Gia herself who pulled everyone together, stood up, and started straightening Steak’s clothes.

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Mrs Gia
Remember! All her friends call her Angie. Only Joss, ever since they were kids would call her Annalea.

Alright, that oughta do it. Now go!

As Mrs. Gia looked on, Steak took a deep breath and walked into the sick room.
(...How should I address her?)

1. Annalea. (Red Wine +15)

2. Angie.

3. Angelea. (Gingerbread +15)

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Angelea
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Steak
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Gingerbread
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Red Wine
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In the room, Angelea heard a sound from the door and turned her head hesitantly.

Perhaps it was because she had waited so long for this day, but as Steak was still hesitating about what to say, Angelea suddenly asked eagerly and timidly:

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Angelea
Who... who is it? Is that... Joss?
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Steak
I–– I’ve come to fulfill our promise.
Angelea had already lost most of her sight, so she could only kind of make out the person standing in the door. That fiery red hair, the familiar figure, and the words he spoke made Angelea instantly burst into tears.

She gazed at the man standing in the door, unwilling to look away. The tears on her face made Steak move awkwardly towards, panicking, not knowing at all what he should do.

The emotions Angelea had been holding back for so long exploded. Because she was trying not to worry Mrs. Gia, maintaining that smile had taken all her energy.

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Angelea
Joss! Joss! I’ve held on... I’ve held on. I am truly tired, my whole body is exhausted. The  medicine I take every day makes me feel terrible, but I’ve held on.

My wait is finally over... It’s finally over... You’ve finally returned...

She was like a hurt little child, clasping tightly to her heart’s “love” finally returning to her. Steak’s clothes were wet with her tears.

Even though she was soaking his clothes in her tears, the normally brusque Steak didn’t have the heart to chide her, and just gently patted her back instead. 

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Steak
......
It took a long while until this girl, who had finally gotten her heart’s desire, to calm back down. Steak put a blanket over the now sleeping Angelea, worn out from crying. Then he turned and walked out the sick room.
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Gingerbread
Woah! Steak, your clothes are all wet!
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Steak
Yeah... The girl sure can cry!
Red Wine saw the shaken look on Steak’s face, and for once he resisted the urge to tease him, instead grunting and turning his head.

That night, the three sat down at the table in the inn after a busy day. Their meal, usually a shouting match, was oddly silent.

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Gingerbread
...Are we...really doing the right thing...?
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Steak
Huh?
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Gingerbread
Joss clearly remembers the promise they made, and the man Angie is waiting for is a hero worthy of her love... Shouldn’t this promise be fulfilled by that man himself?
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Red Wine
But compared to her heart-crushing reality, isn’t it better to go to one’s rest believing a beautiful dream?
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Steak
(Red Wine, you are something... You haven’t bugged me today... Although... When’s the last time these two ever agreed on anything?)
(Whose view to agree with then?)

1. Stay silent.

2. Maybe letting her know the truth will be more comforting. (Gingerbread +15)

3. Better to fulfill her final wish... (Red Wine +15)

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Characters
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Red Wine
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Steak
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Gingerbread
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Angelea
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Over the next few days, the three of them often came to the hospital to spend time and chat with Angelea.
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Red Wine
I’m amazed an idiot like you has gotten this far! It’s my fault. I shouldn’t have had my expectations so high.
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Steak
You!!
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Gingerbread
Hah! Got mine folded! Huh? Steak, what is this supposed to be?
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Steak
A p–– paper crane! Isn’t this how you’re supposed to do it!?
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Red Wine
If a crane in real life ever looked like that, it would kill itself out of shame.
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Steak
You!!
Steak was about to blow his top, but because Angelea was there, he stuffed his anger back down, his face completely red. Although she couldn’t see much, Angelea had kept her eyes on Steak. She suddenly covered her mouth and laughed lightly.
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Angelea
Joss, you and Mr. Reid sure do get along well.
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Gingerbread
Oh, yeah. Couple of stooges.
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Steak
......
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Red Wine
............
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Angelea
Joss, seeing you in such spirits, and surrounded by such good friends, it really puts me at ease... cough, cough-cough-cough...
Angelea’s coughing fit sent the trio into a panic.
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Gingerbread
Angie! Are you alright?
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Angelea
Cough-cough... cough-cough-cough. It’s–– it’s nothing.
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Steak
Why don’t you lay down and rest.
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Angelea
I was hoping, I could be with you a little longer. Is that okay?
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Steak
......
As Steak fell silent, Red Wine suddenly spoke up.
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Red Wine
Ah, we don’t want to cause any disturbance, so we’ll just be on our way. Next time we’ll tell you more stories about all the dumb stuff Joss used to do. Angelea, you get some rest.
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Steak
(You!)!!
Red Wine and Gingerbread, giving Steak no chance to respond, quickly made their way out of the sick room, leaving Steak on his own.
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Angelea
...Joss, do you have other things you need to be doing? Am I... putting you out?
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Steak
N–– no!
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Angelea
That’s good. I just really... miss you so much. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like, your voice isn’t the same as I remember.
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Steak
R–– really?! I–– I–– I changed a lot over my years in the army!
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Angelea
You’re also a lot more excitable than you used to be.
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Steak
...I ...I...
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Angelea
Although, seeing you well, and with such good friends around you, I feel at peace.
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Steak
That guy Red–– err... Reid, is *not* my friend!
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Angelea
Hmph. You still have your habit of denying the plain truth. Before, when someone would ask if you like me or not, that’s how you’d always reply.
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Steak
...Ahem. It’s about time. You should rest.
Steak cleared his throat, helped Angelea to lay down, and delicately tucked her under the blanket. As he was about to leave, Angelea tugged lightly on his hem.
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Angelea
...Um...
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Steak
Huh? What’s the matter...
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Angelea
Today, can you... stay with me here? I want to see you the moment I open my eyes... Just for today, okay?
Steak looked at Angelea’s face, flushed completely red yet full of hope, and nodded his head.
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Steak
...Alright, I’ll stay with you.
(...Uh Where am I going to sleep...)

1. Sit by Angelea's bed and look at her. (Gingerbread +15)

2. Lay on the ground.

3. Sit by the window to ensure that Angelea can see you first thing. (Red Wine +15)

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Gingerbread
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Mrs Gia
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Red Wine
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Steak
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Today was Tierra’s once-a-year Valentine’s Day. Outside the streets were thick with the scent of roses and lovers strolling.

Thump–– thump–– thump––

As the sound of hurried footsteps grew nearer, Gingerbread burst into the inn.

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Gingerbread
Steak! Red Wine! Come quick! It’s Angie... she’s not gonna make it...
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The three hurried to the hospital. The sheet just changed by the nurse was full of fresh blood stains. Mrs. Gia stood by the sick room door, dabbing her handkerchief at an endless stream of tears.
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Mrs Gia
You’re here... Take this.
Steak blankly took a rose and chocolates from Mrs. Gia. The old woman sadly patted him on the shoulder.
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Mrs Gia
The doctor was just here. He said… Angelea, might not make it past tomorrow. This–– this is probably, her final Valentine’s Day.
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Gingerbread
......
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Red Wine
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Steak
How could this be! She was fine the past few days!
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Mrs Gia
This box of chocolates was sent back with Joss’s remains. The rose that came with it may be withered, but I made sure the chocolates were stored properly.

If you could, carry out Joss’s wish... Although it’s already much too late, Joss would still want for these chocolates to be delivered to her hands...

Steak looked at the carefully wrapped chocolates in his hand and fell silent for a long time.
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Steak
Mrs. Gia, if...
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Mrs Gia
Hm?
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Steak
If... I told Angelea that I’m not Joss, would you blame me?
Abruptly hearing this from Steak, Mrs. Gia’s brow twisted in thought. As the three waited nervously, the old woman’s shoulders suddenly dropped, and she seemed to age 10 years. She closed her eyes and let out a long sigh.
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Mrs Gia
No, I would not. Perhaps... the reason I asked you lot... is because I wanted you to be the ones to tell her instead of me. I don’t have the courage to tell her this. I’ve already... hidden it from her for so long...

That year when I wanted to tell her, when I heard she had fallen ill, I was afraid that the truth would send her over the edge, and I’ve been hesitating to the very day.

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Steak
......
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Mrs Gia
Steak, after getting to know you over these past few days, I know you’re a good kid. You three all are... I trust that your choice will give Angie a fitting and happy ending. Go...
Steak let out a long sigh and entered the sick room. By now Angelea had pulled out all those myriad medical contraptions from her body and lay on the bed, looking out the window with her glossy eyes at an azure blue sky.

Steak slowly walked to the bedside and gently placed the box of chocolates into her hands. 

(What on earth... should I say to her...) 

1. I'm here, Annalea. (Red Wine +15)

2. Stand quietly beside her.

3. Angelea, I'm sorry... (Gingerbread +15)

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Gingerbread Chest →

Red Wine Chest →

Gingerbread Chest
Characters
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Angelea
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Steak
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Mrs Gia
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Red Wine
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Gingerbread
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Angelea paused for a brief moment, and then laughed out in relief.

She looked down and caressed the chocolates in her hand, falling silent as she traced her fingertip over the wrapping. Standing to the side, Steak looked on nervously at her expression, not knowing what to say. 

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Angelea
Thank you. Even though, I don’t even know your name...
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Steak
Huh?!
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Angelea
Thank you for being willing to tell me. And thank you for being willing to impersonate him and fulfill my wish. I am truly happy.
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Steak
You... you knew already...?
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Angelea
Joss just never was as excitable as you, and...
Steak followed Angelea’s line of sight, blankly lifted his head, and he saw  in the reflection of the window pane the biggest difference between himself and a human.

–Namely, a normal person obviously wouldn’t have horns. 

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Steak
...You... When did you know?
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Angelea
That day, when you laid beside my bed, you fell asleep. While you were asleep, I touched your face, but I accidentally felt your horns. I’m sorry. I didn’t have your permission.
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Steak
... (Ugh, how careless of me.)
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Angelea
Thank you for being willing to tell me the truth. Thank you for spending these past days being with me. Joss... He still hasn’t come back! ...Is this a promise that just can’t come true after all...?
Angelea lowered her head, but she couldn’t hide the disappointment on her pale face. Seeing her like this, Steak scrambled to explain.
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Steak
No. Joss never forgot his promise to you! He wanted to come back! It’s just... just...
Steak took a deep breath, and in the gentlest way he could muster, he told Angelea of what happened to Joss. In that time, Angelea never loosened her grip on the bed sheet.

Angelea looked down at the box of chocolates, and the tears came streaming down. She but her lip to try and contain her sobbing. 

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Angelea
This is... from him? To give to me when he came back?
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Steak
Yes. Mrs. Gia was obeying his final wishes, but when she was about to tell you, you fell ill. She was afraid you wouldn’t be able to take it all.

The whole time, Joss never forgot his promise to you. Never. ... He just, trying to save those kids...

Hearing his hurried explanations, Angelea couldn’t help break off her crying with a laugh. She wiped her tears with her sleeve. Her eyes, although they’d already lost most of their function, looked particularly bright.
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Angelea
Thank you. Thank, Mrs. Gia, and thank you all. So wonderful... Turns out... I wasn’t waiting in vain after all...
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Steak
You– you’re not mad? Joss really did want to return to your side...
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Angelea
How could I be mad? He did save all those kids. If he had come back, but at the cost of those children’s lives, then I would be mad. Thank you all, thank you...
Perhaps because she was relieved of years of angst. Angelea’s erstwhile pale face now showed signs of color, looking both beautiful and moving. Her brilliant, bright smile was even more dazzling than the roses in full bloom outside the window.

She sniffled, and with Steak’s help she opened the chocolate box. Before Steak had a chance to react, she had broken open one of the pieces.

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Steak
Hey– This is way too old! You can’t eat it!
A beautiful ring rolled out of the piece of chocolate. A smile sweet as honey formed on Angelea’s face.
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Angelea
He still hasn’t changed... always hiding his true feelings under something else...
Perhaps Steak was mistaken, but it seemed that Angelea had regained much of her spirits after finding out the truth. Steak breathed a sigh of relief and called in the others waiting nervously outside the door.

After everyone had chatted happily for a spell, Angelea’s condition began to flag again noticeably. Everyone wanted to leave the room and let her get some rest. Angelea, already wearing the ring on her hand, grabbed Mrs. Gia’s hand.

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Angelea
Mother-in-law... “Mom”... Thank you...
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Mrs Gia
...Angie
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Angelea
And Red Wine, Gingerbread, and Steak. Thank you too.
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Red Wine
......
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Steak
......
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Gingerbread
...Angie
Seeing Angelea’s relieved expression, it was like everyone suddenly realized something. Mrs. Gia’s eyes welled up with tears. Red Wine slightly lifted his face and let out a long breath.
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Angelea
Hey, what are you all looking so glum for? Joss has come to get me. He and I, in another world, are for certain to be happy.

Steak, thank you. For this final bit of time, I was happy.

Angelea lay on the bed and peacefully departed from this world, a contented smile still lingering on her lips.
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Walking out of the hospital, Steak hung his head, giving the clothes he changed out of back to Mrs. Gia.
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Steak
Mrs. Gia. I’m sorry... I... I think I failed...
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Mrs Gia
What are you talking about? You did your job splendidly. Angelea passed in peace...
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Steak
But...
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Mrs Gia
About these clothes, why don’t you keep them as a gift. If there’s a handsome guy like you on Valentine’s Day able to make a girl’s dreams come true, I’d bet they would go crazy for that.
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Steak
......
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Mrs Gia
Thank you, all of you. It hasn’t been easy these past few days. You truly are the best team of mercenaries I’ve ever seen.
...Alright.
Unlike his usual self, Steak didn’t feel the need to defend against being called that. After Red Wine gave him a sharp elbow to the side as he walked off, the two then ran off fighting. Gingerbread also said goodbye to Mrs. Gia and then hurried after them.
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Valentine’s Day, One Year Later – Small Town
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Gingerbread
Steak, there’s another girl that needs you to fulfill her Valentine’s Day wish. She wants a prince to send her a bouquet of the most beautiful roses on Valentine’s Day. The address is on the table.

We’re almost out of roses. Me and Red Wine will go buy some!

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Steak
Huh?!! Why do I have to deliver again?!!!
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Gingerbread
Who asked you to be the “Great Prince”, deliverer happiness to all the single girls on Valentine’s Day?
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Red Wine
More like the Idiot Prince. Hmph. Thanks to Mrs. Gia for helping us spread the word, we’ve gotten quite a bit of business out of it. But you really are the right fool for the job.
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Steak
Red Wine– Come back here!!! There’s no reason why you can’t go! Stand still!
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Red Wine Chest
Characters
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Steak
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Angelea
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Red Wine
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Gingerbread
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Mrs Gia
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Steak placed the chocolates into Angelea’s hands. She looked down and gently caressed the box with its not-quite-exquisite packaging. Even the bow was off-center. She laughed lightly.
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Steak
Annalea?
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Angelea
Are you still so clumsy after all this time!? I’ve taught you so many times, and you still can’t tie a bow straight.
Angelea’s hands were skilled. Even though she couldn’t see clearly, in an instant the pretty silk ribbon was transformed into a beautiful shape by her hand.

Steak sat beside her, slightly dumbfounded. The delicateness of the situation left him not knowing what to say. Just as he was hesitating, Red Wine and Gingerbread walked in, with Mrs. Gia behind them. 

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Red Wine
Angie, we’re here. How do you feel today?
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Angelea
Ah, Mr. Reid. You guys came.
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Gingerbread
Angie! Oh, that explains it! Yesterday Joss was cloak and daggers about something. Turns out her preparing you chocolates!
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Red Wine
Angie, don’t you wanna try one?
Hearing this, Steak looked in shock at the two, but as he turned his eyes back to the weakened Angelea, he suddenly didn’t care if this long-kept box of chocolates would upset her stomach or not. All of it was worth it just to see her smile.

With everyone watching, Angelea gleefully opened up the box of chocolates.

Mrs. Gia had kept the box stored very well. From the looks of them, the chocolates in the box hadn’t gone bad at all.

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Gingerbread
Angie sweetie, which piece do you want? I’ll feed it to you?
Angelea blushed slightly and ran her finger through the box for a bit then picked up the one she chose, and with everyone still watching, placed it in her mouth.
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Angelea
Oh... what’s this?
To gasps of surprise, Angelea pulled from her mouth a glittering ring.
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Gingerbread
......!!!
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Red Wine
......!
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Steak
!!!!!!!!!
The three fell into an anxious, awkward state, and a tongue-tied Steak almost turned tail and ran away.

Red Wine grabbed the back of Steak’s collar before he could run off, and Red Wine’s slender sword was pressed against Steak’s back. At some point, Gingerbread had also sprung into action, blocking off the door to the sick room. Red Wine through gritted teeth whispered a threat to Steak.

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Red Wine
You will see this through no matter what!
Steak swallowed nervously. With every cell in his brain, he searched for a suitable explanation, but none came. Just then, Gingerbread decided to break the ice.
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Gingerbread
Joss! You’ve made it to this point, and now your acting shy?! Did you tell us you were going to give it to Angie, and even dragged us along to help pick it out?!
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Red Wine
What? Getting cold feet?
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Steak
...R––Right! This... this is... for you... I... I...
Thankfully Angelea didn’t see through their clumsy charade. She was blushing as well as took the ring and put it on.
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Angelea
...Joss, thank you. Thank you for never forgetting your promise to me.
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Steak
......
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Angelea
I may not be able to see clearly anymore, but I’m sure it’s a beautiful ring.
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Steak
Y––yes, it is. On your hand, it’s very lovely.
Mrs. Gia, standing to the side, looked on as these three carefully kept up the spirits of this precariously weak girl, and her mouth perked up into a satisfied smile.

After chatting a while, Angelea was growing weaker and weaker. She reached out and pulled Steak’s hand closer, staring up at him with those eyes that were gradually losing all focus.

In that moment, everyone there suddenly seemed to realize something and looked mournfully at Angelea, who was barely able to keep her eyes open. 

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Angelea
Thank you. Thank you all. Thank you for spending this time with me. Joss... you came back. It’s truly wonderful. I now have absolutely... no... regrets...
As the red afterglow of the setting sun poured into the room, Angelea’s hand slowly dropped. With a tranquil smile on her face, she peacefully and contentedly left this world.

Under the setting sun, the Angelea and Joss in the picture on the nightstand seemed to be smiling from another world at the people in the room. Somehow, Mrs. Gia could hear Joss and Angelea thanking her.

She looked at Angelea, seemingly just asleep on the bed, and the ring on Angelea’s hand, ablaze in the light of the sunset.

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Walking out of the hospital, Steak hung his head, giving the clothes he changed out of back to Mrs. Gia.
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Steak
Mrs. Gia, here... your clothes. I’m sorry...
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Mrs Gia
About these clothes, why don’t you keep them as a souvenir. If there’s a handsome guy like you on Valentine’s Day able to make a girl’s dreams come true, I’d bet they would really like that.
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Steak
...But these clothes, they must be really important to you.
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Mrs Gia
Originally I made these for Joss. I wanted him to have something to wear when he got back so he could appear before her as a handsome as a prince. But alas...
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Steak
Then there’s no way I can accept!
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Mrs Gia
Take them. If possible, I want you to wear them, and bring happiness to a girl that need you. That would make Joss and Angelea delighted...
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Steak
...I will do my best!
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Mrs Gia
Thank you, all of you. It hasn’t been easy these past few days. You truly are the best team of mercenaries I’ve ever seen.
Unlike his usual self, Steak didn’t feel the need to defend against being called that. After Red Wine gave him a sharp elbow to the side as he walked off, the two then ran off fighting. Gingerbread also said goodbye to Mrs. Gia and then hurried after them.
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Valentine’s Day, One Year Later – Small Town
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Gingerbread
Steak, there’s another girl that needs you to fulfill her Valentine’s Day wish. She wants a prince to send her a bouquet of the most beautiful roses on Valentine’s Day. The address is on the table.

We’re almost out of roses. Me and Red Wine will go buy some!

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Steak
Huh?!! Why do I have to deliver again?!!!
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Gingerbread
Who asked you to be the “Great Prince”, deliverer happiness to all the single girls on Valentine’s Day?
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Red Wine
More like the Idiot Prince. Hmph. Thanks to Mrs. Gia for helping us spread the word, we’ve gotten quite a bit of business out of it. But you really are the right fool for the job.
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Steak
Red Wine– Come back here!!! There’s no reason why you can’t go! Stand still!
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