QLeft.png General of the Black Lion Nation. Broke away from the Sun Nation, and because of her overwhelming strength, ascended to her position in the blink of an eye. Has her own sense of justice.
- From "A Wartime of Farewells"
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Princess Kaoruko

Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Huff... I'm beat...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Oh, welcome back, Kaoruko.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Hello, Clau-han... I made it back...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Your family was visiting, right? Looks like it really tired you out.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
You have no idea.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
There was my grandma, mom, the students... They just kept pouring out of the bullet train...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Prattling on about how they wanted to see how I was doing, while in reality all they were interested in was sight-seeing in Tokyo!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I should have asked Futaba to come along...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
You told her not to come, though. "I'm going to impress my grandma with how much I've matured," you said.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Y-Yes, I suppose I did.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
So it was a pain in the neck?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
A horrible one!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
First Ginza, then Asakusa... They kept dragging me around like a tour guide, complaining about the prices, the cold weather... Ugh!


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
So they're just like you.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
You be quiet! *sigh* I'm exhausted.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
That was it?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Huh?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
They dragged you around town and that was the end of the visit?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
That's great, then. That means they weren't worried about you.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
What?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
They all came here to check up on you.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
But in the end, they went back without grilling you about anything, so that means they were confident you were doing all right.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
When my maman came to visit, she was driving me crazy asking if I'm eating well, if I'm not bullied at school, and all kinds of things.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I think your family decided to just have fun sight-seeing because they could see that you've grown.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Maybe... Well... If that's what it was, then it's okay.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Heh heh... You've had a tough day. Why don't you go and get Futaba to help you relax?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
She's been very worried about you. "Will Kaoruko be okay without me?"


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Hmph... Futaba worries too much.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Come on, go see her.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Oh, fine. I'll see you tomorrow, Clau-han.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Futaba-haaan! I'm baaack! Rub my feet for me, will you?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Heh heh... Some things never change about you, Kaoruko.

Making Roles

Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
So this play focuses on the bonds between people torn apart by war. Karen-han, do you understand this?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Um... Yeah!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Do you think that's good enough?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
But I said I get it!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Listen, I've got the main role for this play, and that makes me the troupe leader.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
That's why besides practicing my own role, I have to make sure supporting actresses such as you do well, too.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I'm taking it seriously, so don't worry about me!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Shall we go over the characters we'll be playing? I believe you'll find it very informative, Karen-han.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Kaoruko-chan, are you even listening to me...?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I'll be playing the captain of the knights from the Black Lion Nation.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
He defected from the Sun Nation, outraged by their corruption. He's a noble, righteous knight.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
He and the knight played by Tendo-han have been friends since childhood, and grew up together.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
But on the battlefield, they're enemies. It's such a tragic story!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I try to convince Tendo-han to defect to my side, but she's determined to stay.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
And they finally meet face to face on the battlefield...


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
There you are, Kaoruko! Oh, poor Karen. So she was your next victim.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Victim?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Kaoruko was just so overjoyed over landing the leading role that she got a little too overzealous. She's been going around lecturing everyone.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
But we're not first year students any more. It's a waste of everyone's time.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
How rude! I was doing this for Karen-han's sake, you know!


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Yeah, yeah. We're all fine, so don't worry about us. Just focus on your role!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
You sure?


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
Anyway, you promised Tendo you'd rehearse the scenes you have together. She's waiting for you in the practice room.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
What, already? She's 14 minutes early! That's Tendo-han for you...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Karen-han, I'll finish explaining the characters to you later.


Futaba (icon).png Futaba:
No, she doesn't need that! Don't mind her, Karen.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Hahaha! See you later!

Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
It's nice to play a person in a powerful position. This experience might come in handy at some point.

Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Futaba-han looks awfully happy practicing over there...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I need you to go scout out what's going on. Intelligence gathering is vital to strategy, after all.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
As for your reward, you'll see what it is when you succeed. Now go. Good luck.

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