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Prologue: Mercenaries

Before battle

Mist: Are you all right?

Ike: Nn... Yeah, I'll be fine.

Greil: So, the sleeping prince awakens!

Mist: Father! I can't believe you! I know those are practice swords, but they're still heavy! You have no right to be so rough on Ike.

Greil: If this is too much for the boy, he'll never make it as a mercenary.

Mist: But--

Ike: You don't have to worry. I told you, I'm fine.

Greil: Ha! You'd better be. Now grab your sword and get ready!

Mist: What? Don't tell me you're going at it again! But--

Ike: Just until I land a single blow. I'm not giving up until I can get one good hit in on Father.

Greil: I like your resolve, Ike. But it takes more than a strong will to... Hm?

Boyd: Aha! I knew I'd find you here!

Mist: Hi, Boyd. What brings you here?

Boyd: Nothing special. You said you were going to get the boss, but you never came back. I got picked to check up on you.

Mist: Oh! Sorry, I got caught up with Ike and my father.

Boyd: It's nothing. Besides, I figured I'd get a good laugh watching Ike get worked over by the boss. You...look fine.What happened?

Ike: Nothing at all. I'm sorry to disappoint you.

Mist: You just missed it. Just a minute ago, he was out cold.

Ike: Mist!

Mist: Ha ha! Sorry.

Greil: You came at just the right time, Boyd. You can be Ike's sparring partner.

Boyd: What? Me?

Greil: I'm beginning to think it would be better if he sparred with someone closer to his own skill.

Ike: ...I understand.

Ike: Thanks for your help, Boyd.

Boyd: Hmph! I don't know about this "to his skill" business, but I'm ready!

Boyd: All right. I'm ready for you! Let's go!

Ike moves away from Boyd

Mist: Not that way, Ike!

Ike moves away from Boyd a second time

Mist: Did you hear me? Not that way!

Ike moves away from Boyd a third time

Mist: Hey! Are you even listening to me?

Boyd is attacked

Mist: You can do it! Boyd's got nothing! Take him out!

Boyd: "Nothing"!? I don't have nothing. I mean, I have—I mean...

End first turn without attacking Boyd

Boyd: Hey! What's the holdup? Let's get started already.

Ike: I'm coming. Wait right there!

End second turn without attacking Boyd

Boyd: Hurry up, will you? Or are you afraid of me?

End third turn without attacking Boyd

Boyd: Come on! What are you doing? Are you sure you really want to learn how to fight?

End fourth turn without attacking Boyd

Boyd: Yaaaawn... You know, I'm getting sleepy.

After a round of combat with Boyd

Boyd: Ha ha! I'm not done yet. We're just getting started.

Boyd gets shoved

Boyd: Whoa! Come on! What's that all about? You're wasting our time!

Ike discards trainer sword

Mist: Ah!

Mist: I can't believe this! If you throw your weapon away,how do you expect to fight? Let me help... Here you go, Ike. Here's your sword.

Ike: Oh...thanks.

Mist: Try to be a little more careful!'

Boyd dies

Boyd: That—that wasn't too bad.

Mist: Boyd, you're such a loser.

Boyd: Shut your trap!

Greil: Good work, Boyd. That's enough.

Boyd: Oh, all right!

Greil: Your swordsmanship was decent enough, Ike. Don't forget how it felt. It won't always be this easy.

Ike: I know.

Greil: Now that you're done warming up, it's time for you to face me again.

Ike: I was hoping you'd say that.

Greil: But first...Mist!

Mist: Right here!

Mist: Here you go, Ike! It's a vulnerary.

Mist: I'd recommend using it now, before you fight Father. Last time, he knocked you silly.

Greil: Always take time to heal your wounds in a battle—even small ones. By the time you think you're in trouble, it's probably too late...Don't get into that situation.'

Greil is attacked

Greil: Give it your all! Turn ended without attacking Greil

Greil: Get ready, Ike—here I come! After a round of combat with Greil

Greil: Come on, boy! You going to give me a challenge this time around?

Ike: ...'

Greil dies Greil: Ungh...

After battle

Mist: Ike! You were great!

Ike: Father, you were holding back, weren't you?

Mist: What? Is that true?

Greil: If you could tell the difference, that means you're improving.

Boyd: You know, I wasn't really giving it my all either...

Mist: That is such a lie.

Boyd: Bah.

Ike: So, Father, does that mean you finally admit that I'm ready?

Greil: What, to join the company? To take on a job?

Ike: Yeah. I mean, Boyd's already out there on the battlefield. I'm ready. I'm tired of being a trainee.

Boyd: Listen, the difference between you and me is that I'm a professional.

Mist: A professional who just got beat.

Boyd: That was just random chance. Random chance.

Greil: You've got a point, Ike... All right. Tomorrow will be your first day as a full-fledged mercenary.

Ike: Really?

Greil: But! If I think it's too much, you're back to trainee status. You'd better work hard.

Ike: No problem. Watch—I'll catch up to everyone in no time.

Greil: We'll see. We'd better be heading back to the fort. Everyone's waiting.

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