- Related Event: A Wish to the Winds/November 2018
- Release Date: November 14, 2018
- Featured Characters: Luca, Midgardsormr, Notte, Sarisse
Hey! That was MY apple, you big dumb APPLE THIEF!
Oh, so now I have to write my name on everything I don't want you horfing down?! If you're so hungry, I've got a knuckle sandwich for you right here!
Whoa, calm down, tiger! I mean, I'm a thousand percent with you on this, but let's maybe take it easy on the ol' violence. Be careful with that apple thief! He's the only brother you've got, so you don't wanna break him! ...Ugh. Those two are ex-HAUSTING. I need to go catch my breath.
Oh. Heya, Midgardsormr.
I was trying to break up another of Sarisse and Luca's spats, but... Well, you know how they are. I tell you, family can be one heck of a ride. I mean, I ASSUME it can be? I don't actually know any of my own relatives. To be honest, I envy those two a little. What's it like, Midgardsormr? Having a family, I mean.
I hear dragons and faeries are supposed to be distant relatives, you know?
Hey, I'm getting a brilliant idea! You and me shou—
No, hear me out: we can pretend to be gramps and granddaughter and see what it's REALLY like to have a family!
What, you'd rather be the granddaughter? I mean, it's a little weird, but I'm down.
Yeah, sorry. It's just that... Well, I don't really know any other faeries I can ask. There's nobody I can claim a blood relation to except you dragons. *sniff*
Yaaay! Thanks, Gramps! Hey, Graaaamps? Grampa Miiiiids?
I brought some berries I picked to share with my favorite grandpa!
Eeek! Nevermind. I mean, I love berries, but not quite to death. ...Sorry, berries. Oh, hey, I know! Let's switch and have YOU feed ME! Ready? Aaaaaaaah...
Actually, no. To be honest, this whole idea kinda got away from me there. You know, we spent the whole day trying, but I'm not sure we were doing it right. Like, that business with the berries kinda strayed out of gramps and granddaughter zone and right into the couples zone. And I mean, you're a very nice dragon— and handsome in a lizard-y kind of way— but I just see you as a friend. Sorry.
Nope! Not even a little bit. I did learn SOMETHING, though.
Even the dumbest game of make-believe can be a lot of fun with the right friend! I didn't learn a darn thing about family, but I DID have a blast not learning it! Blood's not the only kind of family: I can laugh and cry and whatever with people I love just as easily. AND I can get in dumb fights over fruit and make up afterwards—pretty close to Luca and Sarisse, huh?
That's quite a lot of nothing you've learned. Hear me, Notte: It was not their blood that allowed them to make amends—it was a deep mutual understanding. All living things can forge bonds and find connection with one another. At times, even bonds stronger than blood. Those are treasures to be cherished.
Yeah! I mean, Euden and Zethia and all those guys are all like family to me already, right? Maybe even more important than family! ...I'm including you in that, Midgardsormr. Aw, thanks, buddy. I feel a lot better now. Well, it's gotten pretty dark out, so I should head back to the castle.
I will! Thanks again for teaching me all that junk today. Sleep tight, Gramps! ...Heh. I don't mind the sound of that nearly as much as I should.