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Aelfric enters the scene
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Byleth enters the scene
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Aelfric
Ah, Professor. To what do I owe this pleasure?
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I want to hear more about my parents.
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Aelfric
Ah, yes, of course you do. I will gladly tell you all that I know.
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Aelfric
Where to begin... If you have something particular in mind, please ask and I shall answer as best I can.
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Aelfric
Kind. And wise. I would often see her in the library, her nose always buried in a book.
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What was my father like back then?
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Aelfric
Jeralt was...very much then as he is now. His knights would have done just about anything for him.
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Aelfric
Whenever he had time to spare, he would instruct the children of the monastery in combat and tactics.
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Aelfric
Just like those wide-eyed youngsters, your mother and I made a hero of him in our minds.
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Aelfric
Jeralt was...very much then as he is now. His knights would have done just about anything for him.
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Aelfric
Whenever he had time to spare, he would instruct the children of the monastery in combat and tactics.
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Aelfric
Just like those wide-eyed youngsters, your mother and I made a hero of him in our minds.
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Tell me about my mother.
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Aelfric
Kind. And wise. I would often see her in the library, her nose always buried in a book.
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Aelfric
When I learned that Jeralt and Sitri were to be married, I was quite surprised.
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Aelfric
Back then, Jeralt was something of a mentor to me.
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As for Sitri... She found it difficult to express her emotions.
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It was only when she was gazing at Jeralt that I ever saw her smile...a smile that rivaled the very sun.
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His tales of the outside world must have seemed like a lifeline for one as frail and guarded as she.
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Indeed. She lacked the strength to travel beyond the monastery.
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The only souls she ever spoke with were a select few within the monastery walls.
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I can picture it now, the stories he told her... His striking words and his boisterous laugh.
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Listening to him must have given her a great deal of hope.
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As for me, I could never have become like Jeralt, as much as I wished for it.
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You wanted to be like him?
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Aelfric
Ah, I suppose I did. He would tell stories from a century ago as though he had lived them himself.
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Aelfric
No matter how fervently one studies the stories of old, that is no easy task.
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Aelfric
Professor, you traveled with Jeralt before coming here. You must have seen a great many things, yes?
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Aelfric
Forgive me for overstepping, but do you not regret forgoing your travels to take up residence here?
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Aelfric
I see. Well, so long as you are satisfied, it is not my place to question your decision.
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Aelfric
Heh heh, well then! I suppose I have no choice but to assist you as best I can.
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Aelfric
To shape young minds must afford you a unique perspective on the world.
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Aelfric
I am certain my unsolicited advice is nothing but a nuisance, but please hear me out...
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It is my hope that you will live a full life— experiencing the world, fostering strong relationships with people.
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Aelfric
Do so for dear Sitri, whose wish to experience such things shall regretfully never be granted.
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That's why you asked me to teach the Ashen Wolves?
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Aelfric
I cannot deny it. It is my own stubborn notion. One that Her Grace will likely not think kindly of.
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Aelfric
Beyond my personal motive, I believe that you alone can guide my flock to even greater heights.
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Aelfric
And perhaps you will learn from them as well.
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Aelfric
Ah, but I have taken enough of your precious time. Know that I am here for you, always.