Nero Claudius (Bride)
Bouquet of Meetings
Nero Bride: Well then, Fujimaru. While I've made a pact with you, it's merely temporary.
Nero Bride: In my current form, the rules that apply to other Servants don't apply to me.
Nero Bride: Specifically, there is no Master-Servant relationship. The only thing that ties me to you is your beauty.
Nero Bride: I'm not just referring to your face and figure, you see? Both magnanimity and delicacy are equally important.
Nero Bride: Or rather, are you capable of complimenting your partner? Master, do you possess THAT within your heart?
Fujimaru 1: ...You mean tolerance?
Fujimaru 2: ...You mean resourcefulness?
Nero Bride: So you do understand. From now, I will tangibly measure that virtue.
Nero Bride: They're drawn here by the alluring fragrance of flowers. Use me well, and defeat them.
Nero Bride: I'm an exquisite instrument playing sublime music. That instrument is for you to play.
Nero Bride: Deftly take down your enemies to satisfy me. I want us to make an oath to celebrate our meeting—
Nero Bride: Hmph, don't be so nervous. In modern terms, it's simply an arranged marriage!
Nero Bride: Let's go, Master! This will be memorable...our first team effort!
Nero Bride: You fought well, but your instruction wasn't perfect. I'll give you a passing grade, though barely.
Nero Bride: I won't blame you for being a immature mage. Actually, there's more anticipation.
Nero Bride: Seeing just how much my Master will thrive is the privilege of the bride beside him.
Nero Bride: Now, about the dowry... Don't make such a sour face. Fujimaru, I'm aware how empty your coffers are.
Nero Bride: Perfect, I'll just take their jewelry instead. This ring is just a toy, but it'll do for now.
Nero Bride: Fit for a Servant that the bouquet of encounter is a battle.
Nero Bride: Whether you're the ring to decorate my finger, or I'm the jewel to decorate yours—
Nero Bride: That will be determined by the fights to come. Let's see what you're made of, Master.
The Bouquet of Resolve
Nero Bride: So this is the place where the so-called Greater Grail was. Hm... I knew it. This spot would make an ideal forge.
Nero Bride: Now then, Fujimaru. I brought you here for a reason.
Nero Bride: As we have grown quite accustomed to each other, I'm considering taking our contract to the next step.
Nero Bride: To be specific, we're here to increase my strength. Now, I am well aware that you have no complaints about me.
Nero Bride: I know I am a dependable Servant. Or, more accurately, the number one, most trustworthy Servant!
Nero Bride: But...you know... Well... That's not enough for me. I want you to rely on me even more!
Nero Bride: So, to make that wish a reality, I've created a situation where I am indispensable!
Fujimaru 1: Um...?
Nero Bride: Don't you understand!? I am going to be the ultimate Servant under your command!
Nero Bride: That's right! I hereby declare it!
Fujimaru 2: You're already indispensable, Nero.
Nero Bride: Umu! I knew it. I knew it! Why you, stating the obvious! Yooou!
Nero Bride: ...Oops. This isn't the best place to raise one's voice.
Nero Bride: To business, then! Our task today is to strengthen my sword.
Nero Bride: My sword is beautiful and excellent, but unlike many other Heroic Spirits' weapons, mine has no specific legend of its own.
Nero Bride: ...Umu. This is just between you and me.
Nero Bride: I actually made this sword myself, by hand. That on its own makes it a most desirable weapon, but it doesn't make it very powerful.
Nero Bride: So, I've decided to reforge it, here on a new leyline! This iron meteorite is a spiritual stone that fell to Earth in the distant past.
Nero Bride: What did Simon call them... Tears of the stars? Things not of this world...
Nero Bride: ...Fragments of hope that even the stars themselves could not know? ...Something like that. No matter.
Nero Bride: We shall place it on the powerful leyline in the heart of this cavern, stoke it with fire, and infuse it with life.
Nero Bride: ...There's just one problem. I am sure I need not even say it, but...
Nero Bride: Well, as you can see, this cavern is a den of wicked beasts! While I am strengthening my sword, I want you to protect me.
Fujimaru 1: Leave it to me.
Nero Bride: Umu, I'm counting on you, Master!
Fujimaru 2: We can't fight together?
Nero Bride: Urgh. Don't give me those abandoned puppy dog eyes. I want to fight with you as well!
Nero Bride: But the task of reforging this sword must be mine alone. I must refrain from battling alongside you.
Nero Bride: They're here. I leave the rest to you! Don't worry. I'm a genius. I can finish it up in a day!
Nero Bride: Commit yourself to a full day's worth of battle for me, without rest or sleep!
Fujimaru 1: Are you done yet!?
Fujimaru 2: I'm getting exhausted!
Nero Bride: Hmmmm... It's done, but something's missing... I'm not happy the way this is curved.
Nero Bride: Okay, that settles it! Rejoice, Fujimaru.
Nero Bride: This will be an item of great sentimental value between us! It must be absolutely perfect! No compromises! Time to start over from scratch!
Fujimaru 1: What incredible professionalism!
Fujimaru 2: What are you thinking!?
Nero Bride: Hahaha, don't praise me so much. It's embarrassing! All right, back to protecting me, Master!
Fujimaru 1: Are...are you done this time!?
Fujimaru 2: ...Um, I'm getting REALLY tired!
Nero Bride: Hm. Damn. I cannot believe I of all people would make such a rudimentary mistake!
Nero Bride: I forgot to engrave our names on the sword!
Nero Bride: Good thing I caught the mistake! I truly am a genius, and a lucky one at that!
Nero Bride: That's okay! I'll just start over again! I'm really getting in the zone now, Master!
Fujimaru 1: Like engraving our initials inside a heart!
Fujimaru 2: Okay, Nero, what the hell?
Nero Bride: Don't get so excited. This will be the last one! This will be an absolute masterpiece!
Nero Bride: But it seems fate has finally caught up with us.
Nero Bride: My beautiful sword, infused with the May wind... It seems the creation of something so exquisite cannot be easily accomplished.
Nero Bride: That is one peak of the Septem Montes! An awakening of extreme greed from the capital of sin!
Nero Bride: The dragon of the overflowing fountain of demonic energy: Avaritia! Hm? Why do I know this...?
Nero Bride: ...Hm, I suppose it just kind of slipped out. That does happen with me sometimes, you know...
Nero Bride: Regardless, I can assure you that it is a terribly powerful enemy! It is truly an offering worthy for the creation of my Noble Phantasm!
Nero Bride: If you have any pride as my Master, show me you can claim that creature's crown!
Nero Bride: Sorry to make you wait! After seven attempts, a new sword is finally born!
Nero Bride: I call it, Fervence Ardeo! I have made it into a blazing holy fountain based on this great cavern!
Nero Bride: Come on. Don't be bashful! Take a good look! You can come closer. Come closer!
Nero Bride: Right here. Look closely at the handle. See how our names are so beautifully engraved?
Nero Bride: Hee hee. Don't be so embarrassed, or I'll get embarrassed too! Now you really can't help but be crazy about me!
Fujimaru 1: Yep, you're right.
Fujimaru 2: I keep telling you I'm already crazy about you!
Nero Bride: U-umu... An excellent response, Master! Now, let us head to a new battlefield!
Nero Bride: I can wait no longer to show off the power of my new blade!