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Part 12
Chapter 32: Reaper's Ship

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[Scene opens in the orphanage's front room at night. Camera pan down from the ceiling, behind Billy's desk. Jessie walks in the front door and jumps.]

JESSIE
"... HIC...!! I'm back. Where's Billy?"

[Billy walks in from the back door and turns to Jessie.]

BILLY
"Keep it down! What time do you think it is?
Be quiet when you come back, or you will wake the children."

JESSIE
"If you'd come you'd have heard a ton of good stories.
Sigurd's stories were hilarious."

[Billy walks over to his desk.]

BILLY
"You know Siggy doesn't drink and you made him?
Even though you're a holy man's father..."

JESSIE
"Hey hey, why don't you open up your eyes.
You need to quit bein' a priest."

[Billy turns to Jessie.]

BILLY
"I don't want to hear that from someone without a shred of faith.
Stay out of my life."

[Jessie walks a few steps towards Billy.]

JESSIE
"Stay out?
Do you have any idea how much trouble your little butt is in?"

[Billy turns around.]

BILLY
"What? How would you know?"

[Jessie takes a step onto the picnic table in the center of the room.]

JESSIE
"!? You...!!"

BILLY
"I still don't believe you're even my father.
You're not the person mother loved."

JESSIE
"Whaddya mean... You think I'm a fake?"

BILLY
"Ask yourself."

[Jessie walks off the picnic table in the other direction slowly, and stops.]

JESSIE
...

[Jessie turns around.]

JESSIE
"You're right. I guess there's no way to prove it...
Fine, you still don't understand the truth. What those guys really are, where you are going..."

[Billy turns around.]

BILLY
"Father, what are you saying...?"

JESSIE
"I'm saying Racquel died in vain."

BILLY
"!! You have no right to say mother's name!"

JESSIE
"... I see. That's the way it is. Fine.
Anyhow, quit your job. Consider it a piece of advice from a man who is but a stranger to you."

[Jessie walks to the door.]

JESSIE
Later!!!

[Jessie leaves.]

BILLY
...

[Scene fade.]

-----

[Begin music: "Leftovers of the Dreams of the Strong" - skip intro]

[Scene opens in the crew's quarters. Elly & Co. leave and head for Margie's room. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on Margie's room. Elly goes to Chu-Chu.]

CHU-CHU
"It's fun chu see more and more people here!!"

[Elly goes to Margie.]

MARGIE
"Ghost ship, eh?
It reminds me of the days Bart and I used to dare each other..."

BART
"Ma... Margie, stop talking about that!"

MARGIE
"Heh, heh, heh! If you insist..."

[Elly & Co. leave and head for the bridge. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the bridge. Elly moves over to Sigurd.]

SIGURD
"Good morning. Billy is waiting in the gun room."

[Sigurd turns around.]

SIGURD
(U... ugh... Feels like a hangover...)

[Sigurd turns around twice quickly. Elly and her cohorts leave the bridge and go to the Gun Room. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in the Gun Room. Elly walks over to Maison.]

MAISON
"Master Billy is waiting for you over yonder..."

[Maison does his usual thing.]

MAISON
"How may I be of service?"
[Elly buys stuff.]

MAISON
"I hope I can be of such service again!"

[Elly and her cohorts walk to the end of the dining area to find Billy and Citan. Billy turns around. Camera pan to in front of Billy's side and pan down a couple feet.]

BILLY
"Good morning.
They said you were still sleeping, so I went ahead and came in."

BART
"You're dressed lightly. Is that enough?"

[Billy turns to Bart.]

BILLY
"We Etones have some rather unique equipment.
Let me explain about the equipment since we're going to be working together."

[Billy pauses.]

BILLY
"First of all, my basic equipment are guns. There're three kinds...
'Handgun', 'Ether-gun', and 'Big-gun'.
The handgun is the only one that can be replaced with other versions of the same kind.
I made the other two kinds of guns myself, so there are no others to replace them with.
You can power-up a gun's attack force by changing its 'ammo' or 'bullets' with more powerful ones!
To load ammo, press Right or Left on the Directional button at the Equip Menu Screen.
This will display a sub-window in place of the main Equip window, where you can select your ammo.
One thing you have to be careful of is that the number of bullets for each gun is limited.
To successfully manage your ammo, you must keep an ample supply and reload frequently!
But now that I have said this, note that Ether-guns do not have such a limit. Well that's about it...
Did you understand?"
[Yes]

BART
"I understood it roughly. But it's a bit complicated, isn't it?"

[Billy turns to the gun on the wall.]

BILLY
"... This is a fine gun indeed. I'm sure it has a significant history."

BART
"Of course!
It's the famous rifle 'Machiganater', handed down in the Fatima family."

[Billy turns to Bart.]

BILLY
"What a waste... It's too good for you who just brandishes a whip..."

[Bart jumps.]

BART
"Hey! Why are you getting sharp with me!?"

[Billy turns to the side slightly.]

BILLY
"Oh, sorry... It's just... I didn't think you would have an interest in guns."

[Elly nods, then shakes her head emphatically.]

ELLY
"Well anyway... Billy...
I'd like to know why you became an Etone..."

[Billy turns around.]

BART
(I'm not interested...)

BILLY
"...
Hmm, I see... Etones help out strangers, so I suppose that would make you curious..."

[Elly nods and shakes her head again.]

ELLY
"No, I don't mean that. I'm curious about your own intentions, personally.
I don't know... I just didn't expect you to be an Etone at all..."

BILLY
...

[Billy turns to Elly.]

BILLY
"I see...
Well, since our job is rather unusual, I'll tell you about that too as I explain..."

[Stop music. Scene change.]

[Begin music: "Tears of the Stars, Hearts of the People"]

[Scene opens in the front of the orphanage, orange tinted to show flashback. Billy begins speaking.]

BILLY
How old was I...? I don't remember. Maybe 8 or 9.
About then, dad taught me how to use a gun.

[Jessie walks through the room and goes out the door.]

BILLY
One day Dad disappeared.

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fades in on same spot. A young Primera is walking around on one side of the room, young Billy is walking around the other.]

BILLY
He just ran out on us.

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fades in on same spot. Young Primera, Young Billy and a young woman standing behind them stand to the side of the door, facing it.]

BILLY
He never came back.

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fades in on same spot. The woman is seated at the table while the young Primera and Billy run circles around the table.]

BILLY
Even so, I stayed in his room alone often.
Dad's gun, Dad's smell.
Those things were all I had left to remind me of him.

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fades in on same spot. The woman is sitting at the table. The kids are gone, though.]

BILLY
But that happiness didn't last long...

[Billy speaks during this action. The woman looks to the left as a green-skinned drunkard shaped person walks in. She backs away to the corner. Another one in the shape of a bandit walks in from the right hand side slowly. The woman opens the front door. As she does, another drunkard-shaped green man comes in. The woman backs slowly into a corner. Three shots are heard, and then the sound of a bullet hitting the floor.]

BILLY
When I was 12, my house was attacked by Reapers and Mom was killed.
They were looking for Dad but Mom wouldn't talk.
I can still hear it... The sound of the bullets slowly firing three times...
I even remember the sound of the empty shells hitting the floor.
After that, the Reapers screamed and I heard someone fall.

[The woman fades out with a plopping sound. Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fades in on same spot with the Reapers. Minus the woman. Bishop Stone enters from the foreground. He faces the left Reaper, and fires. The Reaper disappears. He does the same with the right one, then the center one. Young Billy and Primera run up to Bishop Stone. Stone turns to them.]

BILLY
Bishop Stone was the one who helped us then.
Meeting him changed my life from then on.

BART
"Hey, hey, wait a sec. Do Reapers talk?"

BILLY
"Yes. They're not just monsters. Some of them are more intelligent than humans."

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fades in on same spot. Young Billy and Young Primera stand facing each other in front of the front door. Primera turns and walks to the corner.]

BILLY
Primera and I hid in the shadows escaping death, but she hasn't spoken a word since.

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fades in on same spot. Young Billy and Primera are seated on the far side of the picnic table opposite each other. The door opens. Bishop Stone walks in to Billy. Both children turn around. Billy jumps very high twice.]

BILLY
Like a godsend, kind, strong Bishop Stone gave me an example to follow.
I wanted to help save someone in need like he saved us.
I didn't want there to be any more children like Primera...
So I began training at the 'Ethos' to become just like Bishop Stone.

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fades in on same spot. Young Primera and Billy are over by the window. Bishop Stone is in front of the front door. Bishop Stone turns and leaves. Billy follows him out, facing Primera until he reaches the door. Billy runs out and the door closes.]

BILLY
I left Prim in the care of the 'Ethos' and entered the monastery.

[Young Primera walks to the door. She then walks slowly to the window. Scene fade. Black screen.]

BILLY
Many years passed...

[Scene fade in on same spot. Present-day Primera is sitting at the window. Present-day Billy walks into the room. Primera jumps up and runs to him.]

BILLY
I finished training at the monastery and became an Etone.

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fade in on same spot. Billy is at the desk. Primera walks from the near side of the table over to him. Camera pan to the right, centering the two. Billy turns to Primera, Primera turns to Billy.]

BILLY
I returned home to open the orphanage...

[Jessie walks in the front door and turns to Billy, drawing attention.]

BILLY
And he... had unexpectedly come back.

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene fades in on same spot. Billy is in front of Jessie. Primera is at the desk. Billy walks around Jessie slowly, turns away on the other side, and then walks away towards the desk, not facing Jessie. He stops a few feet away.]

BILLY
But he was different. Some terrible accident changed him.
Not only his looks, but his character and manner had entirely changed too.
I remembered him as a quiet man...
But... more than that, I thought maybe I didn't really remember him...
That's why... I can never think of him as a father...

[Scene fade/switch.]

[Scene opens in front of the desk again. Jessie walks over to the door. Primera bounds up from Billy's desk and runs to Jessie. Billy is working. Jessie leaves and Primera follows him out the door. When it shuts, Billy turns towards it.]

BILLY
But Prim needed a father, and she'd become attached to him.
Deep in my heart, I too thought I wanted a father.
But... even now I just can't believe he is my real father.

[Stop music. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in the Yggdrasil Gun Room from before.]

BILLY
"Hah! This is going to sound pathetic, but...
I almost went so far as to sell my body to support Prim, since we only had each other for so long...
Despite that, Prim still prefers the father that she never knew... The one who suddenly appeared out of nowhere..."

BART
"'Almost sold your body'!? Don't you know, kid...!?
There're things you can get back once sold, and there are things you just can't!
Couldn't you see that!?"

[Billy turns to Bart.]

BILLY
"Of course I refrained. But they said they'd give me 3000G for one night..."

[Bart jumps.]

BART
"You fool! Listen... Next time you and your sister need help, come to my ship.
We're self-sufficient, so at least you don't need to worry about food and a place to sleep!
Now, don't you ever say 'sell your body' in front of me ever again...! You understand!?"

BILLY
"Could this be...? Maybe you are a 'nice guy' after all...?"

BART
"Why don't you just come out and say 'thank you'? Geez!"

BILLY
"Uh... errh... well... you haven't taken care of us yet, so I won't say it!"

[Bart turns around.]

BART
Cute, kid, REAL cute!

[Scene fade.]

-----

[Begin music: "Emotions"]

[Scene opens on the world map. The Yggdrasil is going northeast, east of the 'Ethos' H.Q. Camera pan to view the south as the ship continues on course. It begins to turn west. Scene fade. Stop music.]

[Scene opens on the Yggdrasil in the corner of the Gun Room again. Camera behind Bart and Rico on the side as the ship shudders slightly. Bart turns to Billy.]

BART
"... Looks like we've made it already..."

BILLY
"Can it be...? The transport ship's being attacked by Reapers..."

BART
...

[Scene fade. Black screen.]

BILLY
"Can anyone help us?"

[Set party: Billy/Elly/Rico]

[Scene re-opens. Billy runs over to Maison.]

MAISON
"Do be careful now..."

[Maison stops.]

MAISON
"How may I be of service?"
[Billy buys stuff.]

MAISON
"I hope I can be of such service again!"

[Billy and his partners leave. Scene change.]

[Begin music: "Leftovers of the Dreams of the Strong" - skip intro]

[Billy & Co. head for Margie's room. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on Margie's room. Billy finds Primera on one of the beds.]

BILLY
"Prim! Why are you here!? Stay at the orphanage..."

[Primera turns around.]

PRIMERA
"..."

[Billy puts a fist on his face.]

BILLY
"Prim... won't you listen to your brother?"

[Billy puts his hand down. Margie chimes in.]

MARGIE
"Billy, Primera followed you here because she's worried about you.
Can't you see!? Let her stay a little while, okay?"

[Billy turns to Margie.]

BILLY
"..."

[Billy turns back to Primera.]

BILLY
"... Well then... Don't you go anywhere, okay?"

PRIMERA
"..."

[Billy turns to Margie.]

BILLY
"Margie, please take care of my little sister."

CHU-CHU
"Why don't chu ask me that chu?"

[Billy & Co. leave and head for the bridge. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the bridge. Billy goes to Sigurd.]

SIGURD
"We have arrived at the transport ship. Be careful now, Billy..."

[Billy and his partners leave and exit the hatch. Scene change. Stop music.]

[Scene opens on the transport ship. The group climbs up the ladder and goes in the door. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in the first quarters of the ship. The group stops.]

ELLY
"It's dark..."

RICO
"What's that nasty smell?"

BILLY
"This unusual smell is that of the Wels.
It sure looks like they attacked..."

[Billy stops.]

BILLY
"One more thing. On the room's middle wall is a red switch.
Push the switch to turn on the lights."

ELLY
"Scared?"

[Billy turns around slowly, then looks down.]

BILLY
"... No... Just a little."

[Billy & Co. make their way to the back of the ship. Scene change.]

[Scene opens as the trio drop through a hatch. Camera pan back quickly to a catwalk behind them, establishing a POV. Camera begin to pan slowly towards the trio, accelerating speed. Scene cut to the side of the group as a brown monster, very similiar to the monster in the sewers, Redrum, except for its color, walks up behind them.]

[Begin music: "Knight of Fire"]

[Battle: Billy/Elly/Rico vs. Bloody]

[Stop music.]

[Scene opens in same spot. Bloody is on its back.]

BLOODY
Um... I'm counting on you.

[Bloody melts and fades. Billy walks to the control panel behind where the Reaper fell and looks down.]

BILLY
"(It's my buddy!! I'll call him over here!)"

[Billy nods. Elly and Rico join him as camera pans down. They go in the door at the back. Scene fade.]

-----

[Begin music: "The Blue Traveler"]

[Scene opens at the orphanage on top of it. A kid is watching from the top of the roof.]

BELL KID
!!

[The kid jumps.]

BELL KID
Billy's signal...!!

[The kid turns and begins ringing the orphanage bell quickly. He turns back.]

BELL KID
Hey everyone!! It's shift G!!

[Camera pans back to the windmill and the kid there. The kid turns to the one on the bell tower.]

WINDMILL KID
Wind direction, OK!! Target coordinates - X1020, Z303!

BELL KID
Roger!! Engage auto pilot!

[The bell kid turns to over the bell.]

BELL KID
Catapult, ready!!

KID ON THE GROUND
Look out!

[Camera pans down to the floor as the chickens cluck and run off to the left. Keep panning to the seesaws, where four kids are pumping them very quickly.]

SEESAW KIDS
Yeah, great!!
Push, pull!!

[Camera turns and pans back to in front of the orphanage where a bay door opens. A blue Gear is lifted up to ground level. Pan around the Gear to its right side, rising to chest level. Camera pans away as the Gear raises its fists in front of it. It begins to hum as its arms go out to the sides, then fall down by the sides. Stop panning when Bell Kid comes into view.]

BELL KID
Standby OK!!

[A pause.]

BELL KID
Ready?

[The kid jumps off the bell tower very high and lands on a floor switch behind the Gear. Scene cut to above the Gear as it is launched skyward towards camera when the floor switch is hit.]

ALL KIDS
GO!!

[Scene cut to below the Gear as it increases height above the orphanage.]

BELL KID
Go get' em!!

WINDMILL KID
Today's launch was so-so.

[Scene fade. Stop music.]

-----

[Scene opens on a plank bridge under the Reaper ship. Pan to the side as Billy and his cohorts walk out onto it. A strange creature with tentacle-nostrils is wandering around behind them. They turn towards camera, unaware of it. It comes lumbering up behind them.]

BILLY
"Just as I thought. This transport's infested.
I must go to the 'Ethos' and tell Bishop Stone..."

[Elly turns around. As she is in the process of turning, the creature sinks, so she sees nothing. Camera pan to opposite side as she speaks.]

ELLY
"What? There's something..."

[Rico turns to the side.]

RICO
"Huh? It's just a fish.
Aah, I love the sea. The breeze is so cool... Nothing like Kislev."

[Elly turns to Billy.]

ELLY
"Billy, who's 'buddy'?"

BILLY
"... Hmm, it's probably its brethren. A giant Wels.
An entity we wouldn't stand much of a chance against by ourselves. But don't worry, they're pretty slow.
Even if that Wels called it, it probably won't reach us in time.
But I called for my Gear anyway just to be safe."

[The creature rises in front of the trio and lumbers up to in front of them.]

[Begin music: "Fuse"]

BILLY
"...... Faster than I expected. Well, here it comes."

[Rico turns towards Billy and jumps.]

RICO
"Hey!
What now? Didn't you just say that we wouldn't stand a chance against that by ourselves?"

BILLY
"It should be any time now."

[The Wel reaches out to the bridge. As it does, Billy's Gear from the orphanage flies by picking them up a split second beforehand. Stop music.]

[Begin music: "The Blue Traveler"]

[The giant Wel looks around. Camera pan down to reveal the Yggdrasil splashing down behind the giant Wel. The Wel turns to see it. Renmazuo, Billy's Gear, lands on top of it. Camera pan in to close behind the Wel's head.]

BILLY
"Great timing on the part of the kids. I owe them one.
Well, get ready cause here it comes."

[The Wel roars and makes an attack motion towards the Yggdrasil.]

[Begin music: "Knight of Fire"]

[Battle: Renmazuo/Vierge/Stier vs. Giant Wels]

[Stop music.]

[Scene opens on the Yggdrasil's bridge. Billy, Elly and Rico and Bart are standing there. Camera behind Sigurd. Billy faces the group, opposite Sigurd's direction.]

BILLY
"Thank you for helping me, everyone.
To be honest, that was too dangerous for me on my own. I couldn't have done it without you..."

BART
"Is your job always this dangerous?
Hah, I never thought you would call a Gear!? But, what in hell is the 'Ethos' thinking anyway?"

[Billy turns to Bart.]

BILLY
"!! ... We Etones are merely fulfilling our divine mission!"

BART
"Sorry... It was wrong of me to say that. Don't take it so seriously!
So, you're going to report back to the 'Ethos' about your job's results, right?
Well, if you like we shall give you a ride to the 'Ethos' H.Q... It's on our way."

BILLY
"That would be great, so long as it doesn't put you out...
I have something to give you as a sign of my gratitude.
So please accompany me into the 'Ethos' headquarters. Let's go..."

[Billy and his friends head for Margie's room. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in Margie's room. Billy goes over to Chu-Chu.]

CHU-CHU
"The boat suddenly started chu roll, and now I don't feel chu good!!"

[Billy goes to Margie.]

MARGIE
"Wels... Kinda scary."
[Margie changes Bart in for Rico.]

[Billy and his cohorts head back to the Gun Room. Scene change.]

[Scene opens in the Gun Room. Billy goes to Maison.]

MAISON
"My, hasn't it gotten lively around here."

[Maison uh... you know! :P]

MAISON
"How may I be of service?"
[Billy buys stuff.]

MAISON
"I hope I can be of such service again!"

[Billy and his friends walk to the men's quarters. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the men's quarters. Billy talks to Hammer.]

HAMMER
"I'll be supporting you."

[Billy & Co. head back to the bridge. Scene change.]

[Scene opens on the bridge. Billy heads up to Sigurd.]

SIGURD
"Shall we launch the Yggdrasil?"
[Go ahead!]

[Scene fade. Stop music.]

 Chapter 31: The Orphanage

 

Chapter 33: Burning Souls

 

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