Philia: Hee hee! I finally got my hands on some! One whiff of this, and the prince is going to be aaall miiine... Excuse me! I'd like to order some tea and pancakes, please.
Cibella: There are so many people in here... Will I even find a seat?
Philia: Oh, Cibella! Come over here; I've got spare seats at my table!
Cibella: What a coincidence to find you here. Did you stop by after some shopping?
Philia: Yep! I got an early start this morning, so I'm exhaaaausted. What about you? You've sure got a lot of bags.
Cibella: I have been shopping for a great many things as well.
Melody: Okay, come on—there has to be a seat SOMEWHERE. I'm STARVING over here!
Philia: Is that Melody?! Boy, it's one coincidence after another today! ...Hey! Over here!
Melody: Hey, girls! Mind if I join you?
Philia: Not at all! ...Excuse me? Could we have two more cups of tea, please?
Cibella: And I will have a slice of cheesecake.
Melody: Shortcake for me!
Cibella: Are you here on an errand for Cleo, Melody?
Melody: Yep—although I DID dip into my savings and buy a little reward for myself. Hee!
Philia: So we're all here to shop, then? Hmm... That gives me an idea! We don't have anything to do until our orders come, so why don't we show each other what we bought?
Melody: That sounds like fun!
Cibella: I would not be opposed.
Philia: All right, I'll go first. This is the current talk of the town—Vinelle's perfume!
Melody: Ooo, I've heard of that stuff— it's supposed to drive boys wild!
Philia: It better at the price I paid for it! But no cost is too steep if it means I land the prince's heart.
Melody: Can I smell it?
Philia: Sure, I don't see why not.
Melody: *sniff* AAAAUUUGH! IT BUUUURNS!
Philia: What? No, that can't be right. *sniff* Blaaargh! It smells like Ranzal's old socks!
Cibella: *sniff* Urk! W-well, it certainly is a... powerful scent. This is not going to drive a boy wild so much as drive him certifiably mad.
Philia: Which means my plan is a failure!
Cibella: Now now, I don't think all is lost just yet. Perhaps you could use it to train yourself to fight in noxious-smelling caves.
Philia: That is NOT comforting!
Cibella: Er...perhaps it would keep fiends away from the prince?
Philia: It's supposed to be ALLURING! Ugh. Still, thanks for trying to cheer me up, but I guess there's nothing for it. Anyway, you're next, Cibella!
Cibella: I purchased a set of dumbbells that were used by a famous guild of warriors.
Melody: Wow. That's dedication!
Cibella: I'm still quite inexperienced as a warrior, so I must work to get better.
Philia: I really admire that you're trying so hard to make up for your shortcomings. I want to be more like that!
Cibella: I bought some other things, as well. Let us see what we have... Heavy bronze bracelets... Cursed boots that weigh a thousand pounds... A solid-steel jump rope...
Melody: Wow. You bought a LOT.
Cibella: And therein lies the problem. I don't think I have the stamina to carry all of this back to the castle! Whatever should I do now?
Philia: Return it all. ...Except the dumbbells.
Melody: I think you bought too much for even the three of us to carry back!
Cibella: I feared I may have overdone it. I shall be more careful in the future.
Melody: Aw, don't let it get you down. But if it doooes... You can cheer yourself up with the porcelain doggy I bought!
Philia: That's the reward you mentioned buying for yourself, right? Must be pretty cute!
Melody: You bet! As soon as I saw him in the shop, I knew I HAD to have him. Let me show you what... NOOOOOOOOO!
Philia: Ack! What's wrong?!
Melody: He's just a decapitated head!
Philia: What are you talking about?
Cibella: Your shopping bag looks to be full of porcelain fragments.
Philia: Oh no... Your doggy!
Melody: Noooo! Mr. Woofers!
Philia: I bet you tripped and fell on your way over here, huh?
Melody: Whaaat?! How did you know?! Oh, WHY am I such an oaf?! Well, he's still too cute to throw away, so I guess I'll just put this head up on my dresser when I get home.
Philia: What?! No! That's SUPER creepy! Just go buy another one.
Cibella: I'll pray that he reaches doggy heaven.
Melody: *sniff* Thanks...
Philia: Honestly, it sounds like all of our shopping trips ended up as disasters. I don't want to go home empty handed, so I'm going to find a different perfume— one that doesn't peel paint from the wall.
Cibella: And after I return everything, I'm going to pick up some nutritional herbs.
Melody: I'm going to buy another doggy and NOT break it!
Philia: Why don't the three of us go shopping together once we're done here?
Cibella: That's a splendid idea; we can cover for one another and avoid any more disasters.
Melody: Shopping trip, take two!
Staff: Thank you for waiting. I've brought you three cups of tea, some pancakes, cheesecake, and shortcake.
Philia: But before we shop... *munch* These pancakes are so big and fluffy!
Cibella: This cheesecake melts in my mouth.
Melody: *munch* *horf* Thif fortcake if fo good!
Philia: Hmm. Now I'm curious what your cakes taste like. So why don't we all swap dishes?! After tasting defeat, I think we deserve a bit of sweetness in our lives.
Cibella & Melody: