Artoria Pendragon (Lily)

Sword of a Young Flower

Saber Lily: The town is so peaceful despite the war. There are so many stores open along the main street here. It's a sight for sore eyes.

Fujimaru 1: You seem to be in a fine mood, Saber.

Saber Lily: Yes. It is true that we are in enemy territory, but it is still pleasant to observe people going about their daily lives.

Saber Lily: ...Admittedly, it does pain me to see France and England at war during this era.

Fujimaru 2: Want to get something to eat?

Saber Lily: Oh, thank you.

Saber Lily: I appreciate the thought, but for now I am content just to breathe the air here.

Dr. Roman: I see. You look so young that I forgot your royal status. I guess your first concern is the town's safety.

Saber Lily: Oh...Yes, that's right. I will be a king someday, so I need to properly understand how things work here...

Saber Lily: I apologize for acting like a tourist. There is still so much I need to learn...

Fou: Fou!

Dr. Roman: I-I'm sorry, I didn't mean... It's just, this is all so hard to take in.

Dr. Roman: She's a serious, kind girl, but we've all seen a different side to her...

Fujimaru 1: You mean the "Dark Saber" in Fuyuki?

Mash: It's true they share physical characteristics, but they aren't the same Saber.

Fujimaru 2: They are nothing alike.

Mash: You're right. Even if they're the same entity, she has nothing to do with that Dark Saber.

Saber Lily: Someone who resembles me? I'm curious. What was she like?

Dr. Roman: Oh, what a pure smile... It seems like she has no idea just how terrifying her other self was...

Fou: Fou!

Saber Lily: I don't recognize this familiar. ...Yet, I feel like I have some recollection of it...

Fou: Fou!

Mash: Fou says, "Don't worry about your other self!"

Saber Lily: I see...but it's unsettling, isn't it? That "other self" isn't very nice.

Saber Lily: I mean, if the person in question is my future self, I was hoping to get some advice that might make my life a little easier.

Mash: Advice? Saber, you're still in training, right?

Saber Lily: Yes. Although I chose to walk the path of swordsmanship, I was serving my brother up until this point.

Saber Lily: Now I continue to polish my swordsmanship and broaden my horizons.

Dr. Roman: I see. Not just an aspiring knight, but also a king in the making. As far as I can see, your skills are already impeccable...

Dr. Roman: ...Hey Fujimaru, there's something about her that's been bothering me for a while now. Can I ask her?

Fujimaru 1: Go ahead, Doctor.

Fujimaru 2: Feel free to dig your own grave Doctor.

Dr. Roman: Well then, if I may ...Ahem Saber, this is a bit of a direct question, but...

Dr. Roman: What's up with those clothes? I mean, isn't that skirt kind of short?

Mash: Doctor! We were trying to ignore that. Did you really have to say it out loud?

Saber Lily: Th-These clothes? I see, indeed...They somewhat concern me as well.

Saber Lily: I am not used to wearing such feminine clothes... But Merlin suggested it would help mask my identity.

Dr. Roman: Merlin! The mage who served King Arthur, the protector of Britain!

Dr. Roman: Who knew such a legendary figure would press his taste upon you?

Saber Lily: Yes. I weave my own magical energy into armor, but he told me not to rely on it.

Saber Lily: He said I get to be more reckless now, that I should fight more freely and lightly.

Mash: ...I see. One could expect no less from Merlin, the famed kingmaker.

Mash: True, seeing Saber in her current state, not many could guess she would one day rule over Britain as the King of Knights.

Saber Lily: R-Really? Someone like me will rule...No, I mustn't show weakness! Of course, I will do everything I can to be worthy of that position.

Townsperson: The castle gates are about to be breached! Everyone, run for your lives!

Saber Lily: Hmm, sounds like trouble at the gates. Judging from the noise, I imagine it's an enemy attack.

Saber Lily: Unfortunately, it seems our brief break ends here. Let's go, Fujimaru.

Saber Lily: No matter the era, even if it's an enemy territory, no one should be allowed to disturb this peace.

Saber Lily: I, Saber Lily, vow to protect you as a proud Heroic Spirit!


Saber Lily: Oh, it seems like we left town during combat. The gates...have been shut behind us.

Dr. Roman: No use blaming the townspeople, they're trying to survive. We're just drifters, looking out for ourselves.

Saber Lily: Yes. For now, I am just happy to be able to travel with Fujimaru.

Saber Lily: I still have a lot to learn, we fight together, I want you to teach me as much as possible.

Saber Lily: If I'm with you I won't give up, and I know that I can continue to fight for my ideals.

Fujimaru 1: Of course.

Saber Lily: I'm glad... Thank you, Master.

Fujimaru 2: When you're king, don't forget my rewards.

Saber Lily: R-Rewards, you say? Yes, anything within my capabilities—

Fou: Fou!

Saber Lily: Oh, it seems Fou is opposed to this idea... I thought that a king could return favors easily...

Dr. Roman: Sorry, but we should get moving. If we stay here too long, the soldiers might come down from the gates.

Saber Lily: Yes. We shouldn't needlessly alarm them.

Saber Lily: Let's continue our training, Master. I'll devote myself to becoming a great king!