Corrin: Really? Because it didn't sound like nothing.
Lianna: Heh... I guess I'm just a little preoccupied.
Corrin: What's on your mind?
Lianna: It's no big deal. It's just...I feel like my brother and I are so inexperienced. You're all fighting this war for our kingdom, and we're barely helping!
Corrin: How can you say that? You two are clearly giving this your all.
Lianna: We are, but...our abilities pale in comparison to everyone else's.
Corrin: Of course you feel like underachievers! Look who's on your team! Uh, that came out wrong, didn't it? I just mean...don't compare yourself to others. Because the strength of your allies is YOUR strength too!
Lianna: You think? I know I should be grateful that you all are here in the first place. I just can't help but wonder what would've happened if you weren't!
Corrin: Let me ask you this: Do you think our being sent here was simply coincidence?
Lianna: What do you mean?
Corrin: Every decision you've made, every action you've taken has led to this very moment. I don't think the fact that we're fighting together is a coincidence at all. Your will is what set our fates in motion. We're here because of you!
Lianna: You really believe that, Corrin?
Corrin: Of course I do! There is a drawback, however. Our time together will, unfortunately, be brief.
Lianna: I know...
Corrin: I really wish we could be here to see how everything turns out in your kingdom. But only you and your brother can carve out its future. I know, deep in my heart, that you will succeed! You're getting stronger every day. Your kingdom will thrive under your leadership!
Lianna: Thank you, Corrin. I'll do my best!
Corrin: I feel so silly talking to you like this. I'm hardly in a position to give advice. There's a lot I could learn from you and your brother.
Lianna: Ha! What could you possibly have to learn from us?
Corrin: Don't laugh! You may not always get along, but you have each other's respect. I hope that in the future Nohr and Hoshido can coexist in the same way.
Lianna: I'm sure you'll make it happen. Everyone in your families loves you so much!
Corrin: Oh, I know. They won't let me forget it! But I appreciate your confidence in me.
Frederick: Excuse me, milady...but are you doing your own laundry?
Corrin: Yes, I thought I'd give it a try! ...It's not going very well.
Frederick: Is that so? Here, let me have a look. So...with thick clothing, try folding it like this as you rinse.
Corrin: Ahh...that works so much better! It's the first time I've done laundry, I'm afraid. I've always just left it to Flora or Felicia... Or Camilla, if she was visiting. But I thought I should take it upon myself to learn household basics like this.
Frederick: I take it Flora and Felicia were your retainers?
Corrin: Actually, they were primarily maids. Strictly speaking, Jakob was my retainer. And I've almost forgotten Gunter...a knight, and a mentor of sorts. ...Yeah. So you can see, I'd love to learn how to be a bit more independent.
Frederick: Well, I'd be happy to share my knowledge with you, Princess Corrin.
Corrin: Great! So, what's first?
Frederick: Well...we could spend a bit more time mastering the art of laundry...
Corrin: Oh, there's an art to it? Hah! Very well, teach me!
Frederick: Certainly. Now, stain removal is a key skill for any wartime launderer. Begin by wetting the stain with water, and then pinch and rub it. Go on--give it a try.
Corrin: Rub the stain with my finger...like this? It's not doing anything...
Frederick: Try using your whole hand, like this. You see?
Corrin: Hmm. It's harder than it looks. Like this?
Frederick: Here, let me demonstrate once more. Like this.
Corrin: Wow! It's already gone! Are you sure you're not using some kind of spell?
Frederick: Would that I could. No, this is the result of ordinary practice.
Corrin: All right, let me give it another try with this one. Oh, wait... You've already removed all the stains!
Frederick: And thus concludes your lesson.
Corrin: But, Frederick...you did it all yourself. I'm not sure I learned anything.
Frederick: My apologies. The next time you need a stain removed, let's try again.
Corrin: It's a deal. See you later, Frederick!
Frederick: Erm, pardon me, milady, but you've piqued my curiosity. Tell me more of your retainers' duties.
Corrin: Well, sure. What is it you'd like to know?
Frederick: Anything. I may be able to teach you something that will surprise them.
Corrin: Ha! Assuming I ever get the hang of your first lesson... But what am I saying? With you as a teacher, I know I'm in good hands. Thanks again, Frederick. I'm really lucky to have a friend like you.
Frederick: It is my honor to serve you, milady. Now then, let's find something to stain this garment with, and resume our lesson.
Corrin: Hey, Xander, look at those rabbits. I think they're a family!
Xander: Where? Oh, I see them... Hmm, I don't think I ever saw those in Nohr.
Corrin: Oh, and look at the plumage on that bird. Remarkable!
Xander: Well, it seems you're becoming quite the naturalist.
Corrin: I guess you could say that. Or I'm just making up for all those years in Nohr... You know, this might sound odd given our situation...but I'm happier than ever. I missed so much being trapped in an ancient fortress!
Xander: I feel different here, too, and I wasn't confined in Nohr like you were. I am happy to see you in such high spirits.
Corrin: I could say the same thing about you. In Nohr, you always looked so dour. Whenever I saw someone with that look, I told them to stop feeling so Xander.
Xander: Oof... Really? I had no idea. I always thought I was in a reasonably good mood...
Corrin: Ehh... You just always seemed to be frowning.
Xander: Well, I always strove to display an air of dignity. When I was much younger, some visiting dignitaries told me I appeared casual. The implication being that I was not behaving like a firstborn prince.
Corrin: So your serious demeanor was a reaction to that? I suppose you also must have been exhausted from all your training.
Xander: In fact, that was because I was hurrying to get to your fortress.
Corrin: Hah, you hurried to see me? It wasn't like I was going anywhere...
Xander: I know you're teasing, Corrin, but...it is still a sensitive subject for me.
Corrin: I'm sorry, Xander. I didn't mean to cross the line. I'm just happy to be able to wander beyond old castle walls. All my life, you were this stern presence... But now I finally feel like we can have a normal relationship!
Xander: You're right. I must relinquish the stoicism I held for so many years.
Corrin: There's no Nohr or Hoshido in this world, Xander. We're free from that conflict and hatred!
Xander: I never realized how much that must have weighed on you...
Corrin: I'm sorry, Xander. It's just that I think we could all stand to lighten up a bit.
Xander: By “all,” I assume you also speak of those from Hoshido...
Corrin: Yes, absolutely! We should put aside all of our differences, don't you think?
Xander: ...Because it is you asking, I will consider your request.
Corrin: Thank you, Xander. Shall we get started with a quick visit to the Hoshidan tent?
Xander: You're going to need to give me a little time to get used to this.
Corrin: Oh, come on, Brother! What could possibly go wrong?
Robin: Do you have a minute, Corrin? I've been wanting to talk to you... Tell me--do you believe our choices are really ours to...choose?
Corrin: I'm not sure I follow...
Robin: Are our decisions our own, or do you think they're already made for us?
Corrin: Well, that's a terrifying prospect! What's gotten you thinking about this?
Robin: I'm not really sure... I guess the idea of destiny has just been on my mind. And I can't shake the worry that my feelings and impulses aren't my own.
Corrin: Hmm. Well, I've always believed that my choices are mine and mine alone. Like fate is just a series of paths one can take, but it's up to you to decide which. So my future is still guided by will.
Robin: OK... I think I understand what you're saying.
Corrin: And if some godlike being thinks she can tell me what to do... I'm gonna find her and put an end to her high jinks!
Robin: You don't think she'd see it coming? She'd be a god, after all.
Corrin: So it's not a perfect plan... Anyway, what do you believe?
Robin: I would like to believe that I do more than just choose a path.
Corrin: What other option is there?
Robin: To build my own. I don't want to be at the center of many ever-branching paths. I want to carve out a single path for myself, as I go. In short, I want to be the architect of my own fate.
Corrin: I can see how that idea might be appealing. But I can't help but believe that my will serves something bigger than myself.
Robin: And I can only hope that the opposite is true.
Corrin: ...I guess choice plays a different role for you than for me.
Robin: Think about it! I'm a tactician. You're royalty. What can we do but try to play the hands we are dealt?
Corrin: Hah! Nothing, I guess! Though we do agree on one thing--that our decisions have consequences. Your perspective has me thinking, though...
Robin: Well, if you're ever in need of a different point of view, I hope you come see me. If there's one thing I'm good at, it's overthinking outcomes.
Corrin: Excellent! I'll offer you the same service. Maybe I'll convince you to take a premade path every once in a while.
Robin: I guess that wouldn't be SO bad. I look forward to more philosophical debates in our future, Corrin.
Corrin: I hope you don't mind me saying, Lyn,.but your sword technique is a bit odd.
Lyn: In what way?
Corrin: I've never seen movements like yours. They're close to Hoshidan.
Lyn: This style is common among the people of the plains. That's where I'm from. My father was chief of the Lorca tribe.
Corrin: You've lived your whole life on the plains?
Lyn: That's right. Some call us nomads because of all the traveling we do.
Corrin: What do you do with your houses?
Lyn: We don't need any. Instead we carry these big tents called yurts. We move with the seasons, in search of water, food, and shelter.
Corrin: I can't even imagine living like that! So what are the plains like? How expansive are they?
Lyn: They're easily the largest on the continent! The sky is a great big canopy, and a sea of grass stretches as far as you can see!
Corrin: It really goes on that far? It sounds like an amazing sight.
Lyn: It really is. I wish I could show you. The grass is so soft you don't need a pillow, and your horse can run forever. I wouldn't trade the sense of being one with the land for anything.
Corrin: It sounds amazing. Just hearing how you talk about it is making me misty-eyed! Even if it's just a glance, I would love to see the plains you call home. I lived in a tower for as long as I can remember. I was never able to enjoy wide-open spaces or nature...
Lyn: You couldn't leave? Ever?
Corrin: That's right. It's why I try to experience so much of the outside world now.
Lyn: Unbelievable! I would go stir-crazy, being cooped up like that.
Corrin: My Nohrian siblings were with me, so it wasn't all bad. It wasn't too lonely, and I didn't want for much. It was a good life. And besides, now I get to experience everything for the first time...That's kind of a gift, right?
Lyn: It's good to be optimistic, but I worry you're a bit too accepting.
Corrin: Oh, I don't know about that. I just make do with what I have.
Lyn: When this war is over, I'm taking you to see the plains. That's final! You of all people should get to see their beauty firsthand.
Corrin: You'll really take me? I am so excited to see them! We'll have to work out how, but there must be some way, right?
Lyn: You're right. If we put our heads together, we can figure it out. Let's work together to find a way! By Mother Earth and Father Sky, we will make it happen!
Celica: There were too many injuries in that last battle...
Corrin: You always look so miserable after a battle, Celica
Celica: Because it's all so avoidable. Nobody would get hurt if nobody fought, right?
Corrin: Of course. There's no denying that.
Celica: I believe war should be avoided. Cut it off at its roots and find a different way.
Corrin: You're right. I think that same thing whenever we fight. I can't help but wonder if there's a peaceful resolution
Celica: I'm glad to hear I'm not alone in my thoughts.
Corrin: The thing is, I haven't been able to find that peaceful resolution. When the time comes, all I can do is fight to protect my friends.
Celica: It's the same for me... But I don't want war to become such a natural thing. So in times like those I pray for the goddess to have mercy and end the war.
Corrin: So you're pretty spiritual?
Celica: I am a princess of Zofia, as well as a priestess of the Earth Mother, Mila. Mila is the goddess who created our kingdom, and she blesses our land.
Corrin: So it's the goddess that fills you with such affection and kindness. But ultimately, the decision of how to act is up to you?
Celica: And act I must. I once failed to protect a dear friend due to my indecision. But indecisiveness doesn't seem to be a problem for you. I'm a little jealous... You always know exactly what to do, and you act with such confidence.
Corrin: Well, between you and me, I'm not all that confident. What if there's some angle I missed? Some option I overlooked? Is the path I've chosen the right one? What if it leads to innocent people being dragged into my problems? I worry about these things constantly.
Celica: I had no idea you felt that way...
Corrin: All I can do is try to make decisions I won't regret later. If I've honestly done all I can, I must accept the results and move on.
Celica: You really are strong, Corrin. I could learn a thing or two from you. I will do everything within my power. Maybe then I can solve things peacefully. At least, that's how I feel after speaking with you.
Corrin: I think speaking with you has allowed me to clear my head too. Until the day these wars end, let's work together to do all we can.
Celica: And if we do, maybe one day war will be a thing of the past. Do you think so?
Corrin: Are you OK, Azura? I couldn't help but notice you're eating alone in the corner...
Azura: Oh, it's nothing. I'm just watching everyone while I eat.
Corrin: Putting it like that doesn't make it seem any less strange...
Azura: Sitting here, watching all these people from different worlds and times... I can't help but notice how they've all joined together to pursue a shared goal.
Corrin: You're right. It is nice to sit and watch people working together like that. It's actually... quite relaxing. I can see why you'd like eating here.
Azura: I wish Nohr in Hoshido could look past their differences and cooperate like this.
Corrin: If Hoshido and Nohr could stand as one... what a world that would be. I'd take all my Nohrian brothers and sisters to a Hoshidan festival! And after that, I'd visit the royal castle in Nohr with my Hoshidan family. ...Do you think we'll ever get to that point in our world? Will the war ever end?
Azura: I hope so. I have a feeling our siblings will all be great friends once the war ends...
Corrin: You're right! Takumi and Leo are pretty similar... I bet they'd get along famously! And Elise and Sakura would become friends in the blink of an eye, no doubt.
Azura: Hinoka and Camilla would fight over you, but it'd just bring them closer together. Xander and Ryoma would feel like they had double the children to look after...
Corrin: Imagine them, brows furrowed in concern, secretly loving every minute of it... I look forward to when we can all coexist peacefully. After all, all my siblings are worthy of love and pride--especially you, Azura.
Azura: I think it's you who is truly worthy of pride, Corrin. Though we may not be blood related, all of our siblings are precious to me too. One day, I hope to live in a world where we can all look on each other as family.
Corrin: It's a beautiful idea... And though it'll be difficult, I'm sure it will only be a matter of time. There's no question that a bright future awaits us, for both Hoshido and Nohr.
Azura: Agreed. I'm ready to do anything to bring about that future. Whatever path you choose, I'll be there by your side. Whatever struggles we face together, I'll lend you all the strength I have.
Corrin: Even if the rest of the world is against us, I will stand by you too, Azura. Together, we can heal the wounds that drive Hoshido and Nohr apart.
Azura: I look forward to sharing that future with you... and all of our siblings.
Corrin: As long as we stand together, there's nothing that can stop us.
Corrin: Wow, Navarre! Your technique with the sword... It's... impressive.
Navarre: As is yours. Maybe next time we shouldn't hold back so much.
Corrin: Y-you were holding back? Heh... anyway... I'm just looking forward to the day when this war is over.
Navarre: Is that so? I couldn't care less.
Corrin: Huh? Then why are you even here?
Navarre: It's simple. I like to fight. When one fight is over, I just move on to the next.
Corrin: So... you're just going to fight... forever?
Navarre: What else is there to do?
Corrin: I don't think I've ever heard anything so sad in my entire life! I only fight in this world and my own because I want peace to prevail.
Navarre: Hmm. A peaceful world sounds pretty boring to me.
Corrin: Really? To me it sounds like a paradise. Here's the thing. If you keep allying yourself with people like me... won't you end up helping us bring about peace anyway?
Navarre: Right now I work for the Altean army and take orders from Prince Marth. When he no longer has a need for me, I'll join another army and fight for them. Wherever there is man, there is war. Maybe it'll be among mountain bandits or as a fighter in an arena.
Corrin: OK... So you're basically saying you don't care about anything or anyone.
Navarre: Relationships with other people never seem to serve a purpose.
Corrin: What?! The only reason I fight is for other people. It gives me strength!
Navarre: But what motivates you doesn't necessarily motivate for me. In fact, I don't see what your reasons for fighting have to do with mine at all.
Corrin: I guess... How about we try... a little experiment? I'm going to try and prove that you should care about other people. And I bet you'll find that it makes you even stronger.
Navarre: Does this experiment require any effort on my end?
Corrin: None at all! All you have to do is let me hang out with you until this war ends.
Navarre: ...Fine. I'm warning you--you're going to be very disappointed with the results.
Corrin: If you say so. But I think your life's about to change for the better.
Corrin: Is that you, Tharja? What in the world are you doing over there?
Tharja: Protecting you.
Corrin: I thought I noticed a particularly... sinister presence following me...
Tharja: Hmhmhm... Yes, that was me. You two are as similar as I thought...
Corrin: Huh? Who else do you mean?
Tharja: Oh, never mind that. More importantly, that injury you suffered... Is it healed?
Corrin: You noticed? I thought I was hiding it well enough.
Tharja: Of course I noticed. When Robin eludes me, I take to following you instead.
Corrin: Buh... Well, it's fine now. It seemed to heal up overnight.
Tharja: Good. I wasn't sure if my healing hex would work on you.
Corrin: A healing hex? That explains why it's all better now. Thank You, Tharja!
Tharja: Heehee... I also cast a hex to keep your muscles from getting sore.
Corrin: So that's why I've been able to train for so much longer lately... But now I feel guilty that you're spending all this effort on me.
Tharja: Oh, don't mind me, Corrin. Protecting you is my pleasure.
Corrin: Heh, this makes me feel like I'm back home again. Felicia and Jacob would fuss over me just like this. Whenever I got sick, no matter how minor the cold, they wouldn't leave my side.
Tharja: Felicia and Jacob... If I recall, they're your maid and Butler. You're saying I'm nothing more than a mere servant to you?
Corrin: That's not what I mean at all, Tharja. They are my servants, but they're also dear friends. They're irreplaceable. And I feel the same way about you. You've become precious to me.
Tharja: I'm precious to you? Hearing you say that somehow feels... right. Like it's fate that brought us together.
Corrin: Fate, huh? Well, something brought us to this world so we could meet.
Tharja: Heehee... So you agree. In that case... I'll be watching over you from here on out, Corrin.
Corrin: Oh, really? You mean you'll be... lurking behind me... from now on? We should just spend time together instead. Let's... let's go somewhere! You need a lot of ingredients to cast those hexes, right? I'll help gather them!
Tharja: Wait right here, I'll go grab my list. I'll be within earshot...
Corrin: Fate may have brought us together, but it's up to us to stick together...