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