The Three Friendly Gorgon Sisters
Mash: Oh? Isn't that...?
Euryale: Hellooo, Medusa. Quit spacing out.
Euryale: That tea is way beyond steeped. We don't want bitter tea!
Stheno: You're right. The moment of tea perfection has already passed. If only you were the normal Medusa...
Stheno: She may be gangly and graceless, but at least she never missed the right time to pour the tea.
Stheno: You should be more mindful of your size. Some things you can't do on speed alone.
Medusa: My apologies, big older sister, little older sister. I was too focused on the hourglass...
Medusa: Here is your tea. Little older sister prefers one scoop of sugar, correct?
Euryale: Yes. Just a bit...only a little bit...
Stheno: That will be enough, Medusa. We shall have our tea.
...Hey, what IS this!? This tastes terrible!
Stheno: You mustn't be so harsh, me. Our younger sister is doing her best.
Stheno: Then again, it is truly disgusting. The problem isn't how it was made, but that she used bad tea leaves.
Stheno: Medusa. Where did you get this tea from?
Medusa: I-I'm terribly sorry! I used a pretty golden can that I found in the reception room.
Stheno: I see. At least you took some minimal effort. But if you want to find good tea, go to the doctor's clinic.
Stheno: That man stashes away good Chinese tea. You should also learn how to properly prepare tea from him.
Euryale: I hate Chinese tea. You can only mix honey with it! ...I-I mean...
Euryale: If you are to steep black tea, you should use soft water that's free of minerals. Why in the world did you decide to use hard water, Medusa?
Medusa: ...Um, was that bad?
Medusa: I thought it was for the best to splurge on mineral water...
Euryale: Mineral water!? What a terrible rookie mistake, even for you, Medusa!
Euryale: You must go to Japan. Japan! You shall learn about soft water, and the proper essential rules for preparing black tea there!
Medusa: ...I see. Please forgive me for being so ignorant...
Mash: ...It appears the sisters are having tea.
Mash: Whenever the young Medusa is with us...
Mash: ...she seems so mature and composed...
Mash: But watching her right now, she seems to be acting her age, or at least the age she appears to be.
Stheno: Oh, it's Master and Mash. Are you here because you missed us so?
Euryale: So much that even a brief moment apart is agony? Teehee, you are so cute, Master.
Medusa: Oh...hello, Master, Mash.
Fujimaru 1: ...They weren't bullying you, were they?
Medusa: N-no, absolutely not. This is all because of how immature I am!
Medusa: And...actually, I'm a little happy about...this. There's no problem.
Medusa: To tell you the truth, it took a very long time for me to be able to speak to my sisters, even after I was summoned to Chaldea.
Medusa: Until now, all I could do was watch from afar...because I was scared.
Medusa: I was created by an irregularity in history.
Medusa: I'm here as a product of a miraculous coincidence and humanity's warped timeline...
Medusa: I am the Medusa who is not an Anti-Hero...someone who should never have existed in the first place.
Medusa: And I had no idea how my older sisters would react when they saw me.
Medusa: I wouldn't have known what to do had they ignored me, or if they said I was not their younger sister...
Fujimaru 1: ...
Medusa: Oh, please don't look so glum, Master.
Medusa: It turned out that I was worrying needlessly.
Medusa: My older sisters call me by my name and treat me as their younger sister.
Medusa: And that...makes me happy.
Mash: I-I see... Um, if I may point out...
Mash: Since Stheno and Euryale are goddesses...
Mash: ...we know that they have a tendency to be very...intense and often make impossible requests...
Mash: And, well, when it comes to their treatment of Medusa... Um, it seems they don't really hold back when it comes to their own family...
Mash: Sometimes it's painful to see what unfolds...
Medusa: Family members...I see...
Mash: But perhaps it's all right if Medusa doesn't mind...
Fujimaru 1: We should intervene if it goes too far.
Fujimaru 2: Different things make different people happy...
Euryale: Hellooo! How much longer are you two going to be whispering over there!?
Stheno: Mash, Master, would you two like some tea? I'll have to warn you that it will be a poor cup of tea prepared by our failure of a younger sister.
Medusa: I will prepare it right away. Please wait a minute.
Euryale: You really are impossible, Medusa. Get us some new snacks, too. I know there are some on top of the cabinet over there.
Euryale: We cannot possibly reach them ourselves, frail and delicate as we are, but you're a huge woman whose nickname was Big Mountain of the Shapeless Isle...
Medusa: Um, I'll need to borrow this step stool...
Medusa: And stack these boxes...
Medusa: (Huff...puff...) Reeeach...got it!
Stheno: You know, thinking on it, I believe we stored a cookie jar under the floor.
Stheno: But, Medusa, be careful of that enormous body of yours. You might get stuck down there if you so much as stretch your arms or legs.
Medusa: Here, right? I can't reach, so I'll just crawl under to find it... (Rummage, rummage) ...Whew. I found it.
Medusa: ...Is something the matter?
Euryale: ...Agh! This is so frustrating!
Euryale: Why is this Medusa so small!?
Medusa: ...I wonder. This form...it seems to be how I was before Athena cursed me.
Medusa: It's frustrating that I'm so young and powerless, but...
Medusa: ...I am still happy.
Medusa: I didn't get to spend much time with my sisters in this form, you see...
Medusa: Having a chance to spend time with them like this is so new to me...
Mash: ...I see. I know that Medusa was concerned that her form is an irregular one...
Mash: But it appears that it's not all bad.
Stheno: Happy, you say, Medusa? Did you hear that, me?
Euryale: I did hear that, me. I can hardly believe what our foolish sister just said.
Euryale: I heard her saying she's happy to take OUR role as the small, cute goddess for herself!
Medusa: Wha...!? N-no! That wasn't what I meant!
Euryale: Oh...oh, my. How could you treat your older sisters this way, when all we've done was treat you with kindness and compassion...
Stheno: True... But such an idea as this couldn't be something Medusa concocted alone.
Stheno: There must be someone else who should be persecuted as her coconspirator...
Fujimaru 1: Could that be...me...?
Fujimaru 2: (Attempt to avert gaze)
Stheno: The Master is responsible for their Servants. Isn't that how it works here?
Euryale: This entire Servant system is wrong to begin with.
Euryale: To have goddesses like ourselves manifest in this world only to be used as Servants to fight is just such a horrid idea.
Euryale: We aren't able to fight, and we could starve if we were left alone. We are the eternal girls who cannot live without help from others... That is who we are.
Stheno: Oh...perhaps that's why...
Stheno: Medusa has manifested in this world with our usual cuteness. We manifested here with the power to fight, something that isn't really innate to us.
Stheno: There is a possibility that the three of us took the attractive features away from one another to make it our own.
Euryale: ...I see. What a profound statement, me. Then we must confirm your hypothesis!
Stheno: Yes, let's move to a different location, me.
Medusa: ...? Um, big older sister and little older sister...to where?
Stheno: Quiet, you! You don't get to refuse.
Medusa: ...Where are we?
Mash: This is Chaldea's training ground.
Euryale: We can go all-out here.
Stheno: Yes, just something to punish our younger sister and Master who took something precious away from us and gave us something useless in exchange.
Stheno: I'll warn you that you mustn't hold back, Medusa. We're doing this to test out fighting abilities, too.
Euryale: Now, let's begin.
Euryale: Honestly, playing with our little sister like this is new to us, too!
Euryale: I can't believe! They really hit us!
Stheno: Ah... So, it's true... No one likes us...
Stheno: To be defeated by the cute, stylish, and maybe overly romantic version of our younger sister...
Medusa: Y-you have it all wrong, big older sister and little older sister! You said I shouldn't hold back...
Euryale: We were just saying that! Ugh, do we have to spell EVERYTHING out for you!?
Euryale: The younger sister CANNOT be better than her older sisters!
Mash: Oh...she's pulling Medusa's cheek really hard...
Stheno: ...Now that I think about it, using Charm against Medusa was pointless.
Medusa: A-actually! It hit me really good! B-because...well...because my older sisters were too cute...it was so intense...
Stheno: Oh? How could you let such lies pass through your lips? How dare you!?
Mash: Oh...and now they're tugging her other cheek...
Euryale: But now we know...our battle skills really are only so-so.
Stheno: Yes. It appears violent battles really are Medusa's only skill.
Medusa: ...Of course. If something were to happen, I would step in to solve the problem, and be sure to do so without bothering my older sisters.
Medusa: But I'm sorry... With this small body of mine, I'm not sure how much I can be of help...
Stheno: Oh, my. Did you hear that, me?
Stheno: Medusa just flat-out admitted that she stole the title of cutest goddess from us.
Euryale: Oh yes, I heard, me.
Euryale: Isn't that like boasting you got paid, even though you skived off work? I believe that's quite unfair.
Stheno: It may be nice...but let's put that topic aside. There is just one thing I can't accept as the older sister.
Stheno: I really must say that we simply must do something about you being so small. It's not right to have you be the same size as us.
Mash: Well...isn't that just something that can't be changed...?
Euryale: Oh, I know. I vaguely remember being with a super big person recently.
Euryale: Our problem is because the three of us are lined up together.
Euryale: If there was another person who is even bigger, Medusa's annoying short stature shouldn't stand out.
Stheno: Good idea. But is there someone who would fit the bill?
Euryale: Leave it to me! We're at the training ground. If I do this...and press this...
Mash: Ah...um, Euryale! That button starts up the training program...!
Euryale: I know. I'm just bringing up something big to test our theory. I'm as smart as I am cute... You know, I sometimes scare myself♪
Euryale: Size? MAX, of course! Difficulty? I don't know what that means, but “Super Difficult Mode” sounds good!
Euryale: That'll do it. And...start♪
Stheno: Me. It's big, but I think it's TOO big...
Mash: I think...maybe...all that button mashing made it go berserk! It's coming at us without any limiters!
Medusa: ...Older sisters, watch out!
Medusa: Begone...! I won't let you lay a finger on my sisters!
Medusa: ...Whew. I managed to defeat them. How are my older sisters...?
Medusa: Oh...I'm so glad...
Mash: Medusa!? Oh no... She's collapsed from her wounds...!
Fujimaru 1: Let's carry her to the infirmary.
Fujimaru 2: Let's treat her right away.
Mash: But we lack the first aid here...
Mash: The best thing to do is to transport her to an appropriate place for treatment, Senpai. Let's go.
Stheno: I can't believe she went down before us. Look at that face... She looks like she thinks she just did something really great.
Euryale: ...I agree. She shouldn't look so smug.
Mash: U-um, she's injured, so would you please not pull her cheek right now?
Mash: We need to take her to the infirmary. Please, step aside...I'm going to...
Stheno: No need. This is the result of our foolish younger sister's carelessness. It's something her family should take care of.
Euryale: Indeed. Making her two older sisters go through so much trouble...she really is a dumb, clumsy, and good-for-nothing younger sister.
Euryale: If Mash takes her, she won't know how much trouble she caused for us when she finally wakes up, now will she?
Euryale: For her to owe us...to remind her that she will always be beneath her older sisters, I will carry her. I don't want to, but I will.
Mash: (Oh...they've lined up side-by-side...and the two of them are carrying Medusa on their backs...)
Stheno: ...If there's a silver lining for Medusa having this form...
Euryale: Yes... If she was a giant, the two of us wouldn't have been able to carry her like this.
Stheno: ...If she was a giant, what would we have done...?
Euryale: ...We probably would have rolled her like a barrel.
Mash: ...Senpai. There are times when watching Stheno and Euryale's banter worries me...
Mash: But I feel that a lot of the reason they behave that way is because of the absolute, unwavering confidence in their bonds with each other.
Fujimaru 1: They're family.
Fujimaru 2: They have a bond.
Mash: Yes. Even if one of them looks different than before, the fact that they are family will never change.
Mash: No matter what, they are a trio of sisters who get along very well!