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Gilbert
Our victory at Gronder was certainly a turning point for us.
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Gilbert
However... Rodrigue's death has been difficult to bear. We've lost considerable military strength and resources.
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Sylvain
Unfortunately, with things as they are now, I don't think House Gautier has any resources to spare.
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Ingrid
I'm sorry. I really wish we could help. If only House Galatea had anything to give...
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Gilbert
It is a difficult thing to ask at present. Our allied lords each have their own troubles to contend with...
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Gilbert
If we split up the soldiers currently defending the monastery, we should have sufficient numbers to invade the Empire. But even then...
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Dimitri enters the scene
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Dedue
Your Highness! You should be resting. Your wounds are still healing...
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Gilbert
Your Highness... How are you feeling? Are your wounds on the mend?
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Dimitri
I am well, I assure you. More importantly...may I have a moment of your time?
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Dimitri
Thank you.
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Dimitri
I wish to apologize. To all of you. I have led you down this dark path with me, and have caused so much suffering along the way...
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Dimitri
I cannot tell you how sorry I am for my behavior. There is no apology I could offer that would be sufficient.
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Felix
Hmph. And how do you intend to make up for my father's death?
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Dimitri
Felix... I realize words alone are not enough to repent, but I fear they are all I have.
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Felix
I'm not after more empty words. I want you to speak through your actions.
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Felix
Hmph. More empty words.
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Dimitri
I know that no amount of regret can ever bring back the lives we have lost. I... I know that well.
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Dimitri
It is like patching up a tear with a different material. Things can never be as they were. The best I can hope for is to make things whole again.
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Dimitri
I wish to do the right thing from now on. That is why I have made a decision...
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Dimitri
I intend to take back the Kingdom capital. I wish to save our people, those who I turned my back on for far too long.
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Dimitri
To follow my heart and do the right thing... That is the only way I can atone for my sins.
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Gilbert
Your Highness...
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Gilbert
If we can win back Fhirdiad, it will give us the advantage in our war against the Empire.
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Gilbert
As one who has served the royal family for ages, know that your words bring me great joy. And pride.
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Gilbert
That said, I must point out that if we make for Fhirdiad, the emperor's head will slip further out of reach. Can you live with that?
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Dimitri
I still hold hatred in my heart for her and for the ones responsible for the tragedy... That, I will carry with me until death.
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Dimitri
But...my life is my own. It belongs to no one else, and it is high time that I started living for what I believe in.
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Dimitri
I will no longer allow the voices of the dead to bind me. This is something that I must do... No. Something that I am choosing to do.
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Dimitri
I will accomplish my aim, even if it means risking my life to do so.
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Gilbert
Understood, Your Highness. So? Any objections?
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Seteth
You are correct. We cannot afford to die in vain by recklessly challenging the Empire.
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Knight of Seiros
If you agree, Professor, then the Knights of Seiros will comply as well.
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Mercedes
I'm worried about Lady Rhea...but if this is the choice you've made, I support it.
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Dedue
I am at your command, Your Highness. I will follow you anywhere.
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Ashe
My sword is at your service, Your Highness.
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Annette
I'll help too! The people in Fhirdiad need us!
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Felix
Fine. I'll help you...in my father's stead.
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Felix
But in return, you must win. You know that, don't you...Dimitri?
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Dimitri
I do. And I swear on my father's lance that we will prevail.
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Gilbert
Then it is decided. It seems this war council has much to discuss.
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Gilbert
Our next stop is Fhirdiad, the Kingdom Capital. For the future of Faerghus!