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Utawarerumono game summary - Cont...
I will add now the game summary for episode 8. Enjoy.
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Utawareru Mono Summary
By Mastress Alita
Note: My knowledge of Japanese is very limited and this summary was made heavily from information gathered from using Anime Game Text Hooker + Atlas Japanese Translation Software for translation. Therefore, there are likely going to be errors. If you find incorrect information, please let me know so I can fix it.
In the kingdom of the winged-people, Onkamiyamukai, the high priest, Munto, is
speaking with the emperor, Waabe, on foreign affairs. Munto says that Kenashirukouru was defeated and their country has come to an end. Waabe says he wonders what kind of person the emperor of this new country is. Munto says the new country is called "Tousukuru." Waabe asks for the emperor's name, and Munto apologizes and says he doesn't know. Waabe says it will be good if he is a wise emperor. Waabe then tells Munto to dispatch the delegation, and he will leave it to him.
A woman's voice then says, "Oruyankuru" (High Priest). The woman who spoke, Urutorii, the princess, enters. She says she would like to make a request in this matter, and Emperor Waabe says it is unusual for her to make a request, and to please state it. She says that she wishes to go with Munto and the delegation to the ceremony for the new emperor. Munto immediately protests, saying it is too dangerous, it's a ground that has been disturbed by war and could still be in chaos. They don't know what kind of man the new emperor is, and there could be a revolt. She smiles and says he worries too much, but he shouldn't because she is no longer a child.
Waabe says that since she is the Kamunagi (Priestess), he will not say anything, and she may do as she likes. She thanks him, and Munto asks how he could give such firm approval. She then tells Munto that he'd better start getting ready and leaves, as he calls "Princess!" after her.
The screen goes black, and the sound of a girl's voice laughing is heard. She says that it's a good thing she heard about this, and then the sound of wings flapping is heard.
Back at the capital of Tousukuru, Hakuoro says that finally it's over. Benaui comes to him and says he has the estimates for the food and clothing distribution for the
reconstruction of the people, and hopes that Hakuoro will look it over immediately. Benaui also says that there will be an appearance ceremony for the clans to show their loyalty and express their gratitude. In the new country's law enactment, they need to raise back the economy in a repair plan and need someone in an official position over that; the recultivation of farmland will need a plan and a driving force behind it.
Benaui then gets on his knees in a bow to Hakuoro, and says he bows to him. Hakuoro asks why he would do such a thing, and Benaui says it is because he is the emperor. Hakuoro is in a stunned silence for a moment, then says why should he have to be emperor. Benaui says that he has incited the people with encouragement, and it is his responsibility to the people. He says now that the old emperor is gone, powerful clans may dispute for domination, or they could be invaded by a foreign country, and their country would end up in another whirlpool of war disturbances again. Now that Hakuoro has given encouragement to the people, he can't just leave business unsettled and abandon them. He tells Hakuoro to please decide to take the responsibility.
Kurou and Oboro both enter and each say they need to speak with Hakuoro. Oboro and Kurou look at each other and Oboro says he will wait and to go ahead, and Kurou says he will go after Oboro says what he needs to say. Oboro says that the Rakusharai (calvarymen) should be increased. Kurou says that mobile power is important to controlling the war situation, and therefore they need to build a bigger stable for the Uoputaru.
Oboro thinks this isn't an important issue at the time, that is the soldiers that should be a priority, and Kurou gets mad and says it would then be a waste to increase the number of soldiers, and he isn't thinking of both sides of a battle. Oboro says the main point should be taking care of soldiers, not making a stable which could years. Kurou argues that putting the effort into raising excellent Uoputaru is necessary to complete the army, and Oboro asks how many years would be wasted on that, when right now they need to ready their man power and improve their techniques. They continue to argue about who is right, insulting each other, until Hakuoro finally interrupts and tells them they are wasting their breath arguing instead of trying to understand each other. Hakuoro says
both of their views are good ones. This shuts them up and they say they understand and leave. Hakuoro thinks how honestly it feels like if it isn't one thing, than it's another.
The interrupted over, Benaui smiles and says he wishes to express his gratitude from the heart. He says that he has been a general for the country, and if the emperor needs him, he will serve until his life has ended. Hakuoro says that is only natural, and to let him get away and think for a moment. Outside however, Oboro and Kurou are still arguing with each other, so Hakuoro comes right back in and says Benaui will work for him, and Benaui tells him not to worry.
Teoro and the villagers show up outside the castle, and Hakuoro is surprised they have returned from the village. Teoro says just for the moment, they can put aside working in the field. Hakuoro is silent for a moment, then says everyone has come there, to bring things to a close. Teoro says "Anchan" (brother) like he has always called Hakuoro, then says he should no longer call Hakuoro that. Hakuoro says that even now, being called Anchan is fine, and Teoro thanks him. Teoro says that even though it's painful, they can't stay with him. They were born in the village, raised in the village, and will die there. Hakuoro says he understands and he would as well if he could.
Teoro says they have come now to have some fun, and the other villagers say they have brought sake. He thanks everyone. Teoro says "To good spirits!", and a villager says "To good health!" as they drink, and Hakuoro says everyone is in such good spirits.
Sopoku comes over to Eruruu and hands her something, saying that she is giving it to Eruruu. Eruruu says that it is something that Sopoku-neesan values deeply, and Sopoku says it is fine so long as Eruruu now values it from now on. Sopoku then tells Aruruu to not eat anything strange that will hurt her stomach, and to be good and do what her older sister and Hakuoro say. Aruruu nods, and Sopoku says the two of them are in good spirits.
Hakuoro thinks about how nice it was everyone came back for this. He tells Eruruu and Aruruu to not be lonely, and Eruruu agrees, the two trying to hide how they are really feeling a bit sad.
[Visit Eruruu's room]
Hakuoro goes to visit Eruruu and Aruruu's new quarters at the palace. Eruruu and Aruruu are busy setting things up, unpacking, and putting things away. He looks around and notes to himself how their rooms are looking very much settled. He sees some of Tousukuru's tools, and Eruruu asks if he could carry them in. Eruruu says she needs to get accustomed to using them, because they were her grandma's.
Hakuoro asks if there is anything else he can do to help, and she says she's finished, and that she will go make some tea. He says he doesn't want to intrude, but she says it is really no trouble, smiling at him. He thinks to himself, "Tousukuru-san, those children are in good spirits", as if telling her they are doing fine.
Aruruu jumps out and grabs Hakuoro, and he says she surprised him and asks what she wants. She says "Let's go." He looks confused and then Eruruu comes out with an annoyed expression, asking where she is going. Aruruu says she wants to go out and play with Otousan, and she says they haven't even had a cup of tea yet. Hakuoro asks if he can have a cup and she stutters, not having finished yet, and he laughs at her reaction and asks if he can help. Blushing, she agrees.
Dorii and Guraa enter Hakuoro's workroom and say that messengers from Onkamiyamukai have come to introduce themselves, and wish to have an audience with Emperor Hakuoro. They ask him what he would like them to do. Benaui notes how they've already come, surely because the "Arbitrator" takes pride in being quick, and he asks Hakuoro what he will do.
Hakuoro is extremely confused about this talk of "Onkamiyamukai" and "Arbitrator", and asks Benaui to explain. Benaui says that Onkamiyamukai is a country founded and controlled by the Onkamiyaru race, and is said to be the oldest country. He says it is better to refer to it not as the country, but as "Uitsuarunemitea", the Head Temple located there. Hakuoro asks him about Uitsuarunemitea, and Benaui looks at him dumbfounded, and Hakuoro asks if he's said something strange. Benaui says no and goes on to explain: The names of their Gods are part of the doctrine of Uitsuarunemitea, the great God over the other gods, and therefore it is deeply rooted into their lives. The ceremonies of birth (Akkun), attaining adulthood (Koporo), marriage (Hashieku), and death (Hahara), are all done under the name of Uitsuarunemitea. They are born as believers in the word of Uitsuarunemitea.
The Head Temple of Onkamiyamukai assumes the role of mediation to prevent misfortune between the countries and their tribes. Therefore, it looks out for various places, and interferes if necessary. He says that their visit is most likely to ascertain the situation there and the new emperor. Benaui tells him that previously, the interjection with Onkamiyamukai has been refused.
Hakuoro decides he should meet with them, and tell Dorii and Guraa to show them in. They leave, and Eruruu enters with tea. He tells her he can't have any now because they have guests, and they leave to the throne room.
At the throne room, it is announced that Hakuoro is entering. Urutorii tells him that she has come under the delegation of the High Priest (the Oruyankuru, who is Munto), and that she is Urutorii, and says since they are not aquainted, she gives her best regards. Hakuoro looks at her, noting that she is only with one attendant, and that with her golden hair, and the gracefulness of each gesture, it feels like seeing a work of art. Her companion comes forward and says he is Munto.
Hakuoro says they have traveled a long distance, and invites them to his home. Benaui comes forward and announces himself as Benaui, the Retainer, and that it is an honor for the Princess Urutorii to come, and that they are very grateful. Hakuoro thinks "Princess?" to himself, then says they should end such formal greetings, he wants them to feel at home. Hakuoro wonders if the princess really has come on inspection as Benaui said, especially to such a small and remote country.
He asks her why she, being the Princess, has come to his country, and she says for friendship. He asks "Friendship?" and she says yes, that they wish for friendship with their country. Therefore, she wants to understand him and has come, and hopes that he will understand them.
Eruruu enters and says she's brought some rough tea, if that is alright. Munto questions "There is rough tea?" and she looks nervous. He mutters an apology and says it appears they have been welcomed and they shouldn't look impolite. Urutorii has some and says it is delicious, and Eruruu is too modest. Munto says it's nice of them and they mean no misunderstanding or ill-nature. Urutorii tells Eruruu that she's a very cute maid. Eruruu looks shocked at hearing this, and then sad. Hakuoro says she isn't a maid, but family. Urutorii then apologizes, saying she must be the Empress. She blushes and stammers, and Hakuoro says that he is a bachelor, she is like a little sister, and laughs. She looks sad as he says this.
Some time passes, and Hakuoro tells them that if it is alright, he wishes them to stay there for a while. He says that though they are working on establishing the country, they will give the utmost hospitality. Munto says that is very polite, but-- and then Urutorii cuts him off and says she will accept their kindness and stay awhile if it is no trouble. Munto says "Princess...", not very happy with this decision. Hakuoro says he will have a room prepared for them at once, and she says she wishes to express her gratitude. Hakuoro says he has some things he must finish by the end of the day, and asks Eruruu if she will guide them. Eruruu stammers, saying she doesn't understand formal etiquette, looking nervous. Hakuoro asks Benaui to request a guard and he nods, and Eruruu calms and agrees.
[Visit living room]
Hakuoro is worrying about finishing up the remaining work as he passes by in the hallway, when he hears a strange sound. He wonders what the sound is, and it seems to be coming from his room. He enters to find a girl sleeping in his bed. He looks at her, noticing her silver hair, and that she seems quite beautiful despite the drool dripping from her sleeping face. He thinks how she looks about a year or two older than Aruruu, and has wings of obsidian black on her back; wings, just like the Onkamiyaru race.
He wonders what she is doing in his bed, and pokes her shoulder. She doesn't wake, so he taps her several more times. She still won't wake, so he starts shaking her, telling her to wake up. She mumbles "Just a little longer, Sister..." He continues to shake her, trying to wake her, and again she says "Just another minute" and he says it's already been another minute. She finally opens her eyes, and he says good morning. She says good morning and looks at him through sleepy eyes, asks "Sister, why is this person here?" Hakuoro says he isn't her sister. She mumbles, then is silent as she looks at him, and suddenly jumps up.
She moves over into the corner of the room, trying to escape his gaze, surprise on her face. She moves over, and his eyes follow her. She scoots over into the other corner, and he continues watching her. She sweatdrops and says she's been seen, and he thinks of what a strange girl she is. She says a few things in a strange language, and then there is a humming sound and a burst of white light from her hands. She says that should take care of it, and mumbles of how it'll terrible if her sister finds out she followed. Hakuoro says "Sister?" and she jumps, saying "You can still see me?" and he says that's very obvious, wondering why she'd say that.
Hakuoro repeats "Older sister", and then asks if she is Urutorii's younger sister. She says no, that Kamyu is Urutorii's younger sister. He asks if she is Kamyu, but she doesn't answer, and then he asks what she was doing sleeping in his room, and why isn't she with her sister. He asks if she was trying not to be exposed, and perhaps followed her sister silently. She says that isn't it, they came together. He asks if that's so, and she says it is, laughing nervously, and then he says that she is Urutorii's sister then, and she realizes she's been tricked into admitting it.
He asks how she was able to enter the Imperial Palace without being noticed, as it is heavily guarded. She says she concealed herself like a shadow, then stops and repeats "Imperial Palace?", asking if it really it. Hakuoro says it is, and then she says "Then this old man is the Emperor?" Hakuoro falters at the word "old", but then says that he is for the time being. She's silent for a moment, then laughs nervously and floats back away from him. She quickly says goodbye and heads off down the hall.
Hakuoro thinks he should return, then hears her cry down the hall says "What is that?!" He wonders what "that" is, and he notices her run into a room and take cover inside a clothes basket, shutting the lid. With an "Uo?" Mukkuru enters the hall, and the clothes basket shifts a bit. Hakuoro then realizes what "that" is. Mukkuru moves around the room, sniffing, and stops in front of the clothes basket. The basket moves around a bit, and noticing it, Mukkuru paws at it, and she yelps from inside. Mukkuru grins and starts swatting at the basket, thinking it must be some kind of toy that makes noise when it is beaten, and purrs as she continues to yell.
Aruruu's voice from somewhere outside calls "Mukkuru!" and hearing it, she leaves her new plaything. Kamyu then crawls out, disheveled, some cleaning rags hanging off of her. She asks what was that, and Hakuoro says it is just Mukkuru who stays in his home. Aruruu and Mukkuru then come over, and she flops down on the ground, snorting her nose at Aruruu. Aruruu tells Mukkuru she's a good girl and pets her, and Mukkuru purrs. Kamyu watches the scene in stunned silence. Aruruu looks up, and she and Kamyu look at each other. Kamyu then says she is Kamyu, and Aruruu who she is. Aruruu is silent and then quickly runs away, and Kamyu laughs nervously, saying maybe she doesn't like her.
Eruruu calls Hakuoro's name and comes in, and he asks what she needs. She says that Urutorii needs to talk to him right now. She enters and says she is very sorry for wasting his precious time, and asks if a girl with silver hair has been disturbing him. She says a moment ago she had a feeling, having felt a familiar surge of power that she is familiar with. He hears a rummaging sound, and looks back over to the clothes basket where it is coming from. It starts to slowly float back, and Urutorii tells her to come out. She comes out of her hiding place, laughing nervously.
Urutorii asks her what she is doing there, she had told her to stay back home and take care of things, but she hid herself and followed them. Kamyu makes a pouting face and says that Urutorii got to go, and it wasn't fair. She says she has come as a messenger from Onkamiyamukai, not here to play. Kamyu continues to pout, saying it is boring with her sister gone, and Urutorii says it is hopeless with this child.
Urutorii tells Hakuoro that she is terribly sorry for her sister's rudeness, and for
sneaking into the Imperial Palace without permission. She says it is her responsibility for being careless with her supervision, and says that she will accept the punishment, but to be leniant on her sister. Kamyu starts to protest, but Hakuoro says that he understands and not to worry, that she is also welcomed as a guest there. Urutorii thanks him for being so generous, and Kamyu says thank you, looking happy. Urutorii says she shouldn't be spoiled by others, and Kamyu says that isn't the case, she followed, arrived, and then was attacked.
Urutorii calls out and tells Munto to enter, and asks him to look after Kamyu while she is here. He agrees, and tells the younger princess to go with him. She protests to her sister, saying that he's so boring, as he drags her away. Urutorii excuses herself and leaves.
Hakuoro says that the princess of Onkamiyamukai is very skillful, to be "attacked" and still get in. Eruruu is quiet for a moment, then says that is true, and with a sweatdrop, laughs.
[Visit Eruruu's room]
Urutorii goes to Eruruu's room and asks if it is alright if she comes in for a little
while. Eruruu, a little flustered, says by all means, but feels that such a place is
inadequite. Urutorii tells her it is a wonderful room, and that the smell there is very nostalgic.
Urutorii says, "Well, Eruruu-sama..." and Eruruu looks surprised, and says there is no need for her to say "sama" to her. Urutorii asks why, and Eruruu says that is because there is such a big difference in social standing between herself and Urutorii-sama. Urutorii says what she is saying is absurd, even if she is from the shrine of Uitsuarunemitea, it is meaningless to determining the position of a person, and therefore, she doesn't want Eruruu to feel uneasy. Eruruu tries to protest, and Urutorii says that Eruruu is Emperor Hakuoro's relative, so she is also royalty, so to speak, and therefore there is no problem. She says that she will call Eruruu by her first name, "Eruruu", only if Eruruu calls her "Uruto". Eruruu says that she can't do that, so Urutorii says then that Eruruu-sama is fine, and Eruruu finally gives in and says yes.
Some time passes, and Urutorii asks Eruruu if she is "Tousukuru." Eruruu says no, and asks if Urutorii knows of her grandmother. Urutorii says that to someone who has once aspired at the medical arts, there isn't a person who hasn't heard of Tousukuru. She says that her medical threatment methods are often practiced. She says that Tousukuru is Eruruu's grandmother then, and it is regrettable, because she wanted to talk to her, and receive oral instruction from her. Eruruu turns her head to the side, and Urutorii apologizes and says that she has said something insensitive. Eruruu puts on a smile and says it is fine, that her grandmother would scold her if she went on feeling sad forever.
There is a rustle of cloth, as Urutorii reaches and pulls Eruruu into her arms, hugging her. Without saying anything, she starts stroking her head in understanding. Eruruu looks confused for a moment, but then buries her face against Urutorii's chest.
From outside on the porch, Hakuoro can hear Eruruu crying. He thinks to himself that he thought she had already completely recovered, then realizes that there is no reason it should be so, he was only trying to convince himself otherwise. He then thinks of what a fool he is.
Hakuoro is interrupted when Kamyu slips in. He asks if she's already gotten out of being grounded to her room. She stammers, saying of course she has, and he looks at her doubtfully. She ascertains it is really true and sweatdrops. Hakuoro notices her stammering and how she keeps averting her eyes, thinking about what a bad liar she is. He says that he was going to ask the High Priest to pardon the grounding, and she looks excited and asks really, and he says that it isn't necessary now though. She sweatdrops and says that isn't exactly the case, and then he says that she did sneak out after all. Kamyu says that she had to stay in and study all morning long, and therefore wanted to go out for just a little bit.
Hakuoro says he can understand, he has the same sort of situation in his home. At this thought, a scene outside is shown: Benaui and Oboro are having a battle, and Oboro yells out, "A chance!" and attacks, and is blocked. Benaui tells him he lost it by foolishly yelling out that there was a chance. Kurou laughs and says that now he's gotten angry. Benaui turns on him and says his name and Kurou sweatdrops. Benaui says that this is a good opportunity and for the two of them to sit down. They both sweatdrop, and Oboro asks why him, and Kurou says he has a little urgent business he must do. Benaui won't let them get away and says they'd better listen, and then starts into a lecture about the war. The two are left helpless, being forced to sit quietly through the lecture.
Hakuoro asks if it is really safe for her to slip out, that the look in her eyes doesn't
seem convincing. She laughs and says she'll be alright, while back in her room at that moment, Munto is in hysterics trying to find her. Kamyu looks around restlessly and asks Hakuoro if by chance, that child is there. Hakuoro asks what child, and she says the one with the huge companion. Hakuoro says that is Aruruu, and if that is who she means. Kamyu nods, and says she'd like to make friends with her.
Hakuoro says that he will help her out in this matter, and teach her the secret method. They go outside, and he shows her to a beehive. He tells her to smell it, and she asks if this is really food, it's all dirty and sticky. He tells her that the inside is really sweet and delicious, and it's even better when eaten together; to make friends with Aruruu, eating the honey from the hive together is the beginning. She asks if this will really make them friends, and he says "Of course," though under his breath he says "Perhaps..." and she asks if he said something, and he says no. She then asks if the big one bites, that surely it would kill her. Hakuoro says she'll be safe, Mukkuru is normally very docile, then adds under his breath except in battle when she eats people to death. Kamyu asks what he said, and he claims nothing. She says she feels very uneasy, and then a loud growl is heard in the distance. Hakuoro tells her they are coming, then tells her good luck and leaves. She tells him to wait and not leave her by herself, but he is already gone.
Aruruu and Mukkuru come by, and Kamyu nervously approaches Aruruu and holds out the beehive, asking her to eat. Hakuoro, from the porch balcony, watches them at the distance, noting how he could see Aruruu looking around the surroundings, filled with temptation. Mukkuru then comes forward and starts sniffing Kamyu. He sees Kamyu writhing, looking very nervous. Mukkuru then sorts against the back of her neck and she squeels. The tiger makes a confused face, while Kamyu chants "Self-preservation" over and over.
Aruruu looks at her silently, and again Kamyu, stuttering, asks if she'll eat, showing the hive. Aruruu very timidly reaches out toward it, then snatches the hive and pulls it away. Kamyu looks sad, and then Aruruu stops and comes back, and holds out the hive, saying "Let's eat together." Kamyu looks surprised, and then despite being scared of the moving larva inside the hive, reaches in and tries some of the honey. She smiles and says it is delicious, and Aruruu blushes and nods. Mukkuru makes a growl and Kamyu looks worried, and Aruruu tells her it's okay, and then pets Mukkuru, and she smiles like a content kitten, purring. Kamyu asks if it is safe to touch her and if she'll be bitten, and Aruruu assures it is fine and pets Mukkuru, who purrs, and Kamyu laughs happily.
Munto then spots her and shouts "Princess!" She says she's been caught, and Aruruu says they should go. She jumps up onto Mukkuru's back, and then gestures to Kamyu to join her. She gets onto Mukkuru, laughing and shouting for them to go faster, and then she calls out over her shoulder to Munto that she's going off to play for a little while. He calls out "Princess!" dejectedly as she rides off.
Back on the porch, Urutorii says "That girl..." and comes to stand beside Hakuoro. He asks if she saw, and she says yes. Urutorii says that Kamyu has no friends, and Hakuoro is surprised to hear this. Hakuoro says that she looks very cheerful like she would have many friends, and as a princess, did she not have even a few companions to play with. Urutorii says yes, that while she always acts cheerfully, she really has been lonely, and that it has been a long time since she saw Kamyu look that happy.
Hakuoro hears the familiar "Oto~san" as Aruruu approaches him. He sees Kamyu with her, and is happy to see it appears they are now fully friends with each other. He asks where they are going, and she says to see Yuzuha. Kamyu says that "Ojisama" should come as well, indicating Hakuoro. He tells them to wait a minute, then questions, "Ojisama?" (Meaning either "uncle" or an older, middle-aged man. Given Hakuoro's reaction, I feel "old man" is more accurate). Kamyu says yes, that if he is Aru-chan's father, then he is an old man. He thinks to himself at least she is saying the more polite "Ojisama" instead of "Ojisan", but still the thought that he's considered an old man keeps going through his
Aruruu says he should go with them and starts pulling on his arm. Hakuoro says he still has some work to finish up, and for them to go on and he'll meet them there later. Aruruu asks if he means it, and he says he'll be there without fail. She blushes and nods and scampers off. Kamyu says "Bye Ojisama, absolutely!" and he mumbles "Old..." She says that he'd better hurry up and come, and he repeats, "So I'm old..."
Urutorii comes up to him and apologizes, and he says she has a very energetic younger sister. She says yes, that she has a very energetic and cute little sister, and she thinks that at Kamyu's age of pubescence that acting energetic is best, even though Munto seems to think she should act more gracefully. Hakuoro says that Aruruu is intensely shy of strangers, and now that problem seems to be solved, that it's good for her to have a friend near her age with such a cheerful character. Urutorii says that she's glad that they came here.
Eruruu then approaches, calling out "Hakuoro-sa--" but stops when she sees him with Urutorii. He looks at her questioningly, and she sweatdrops and says that it is nothing, and she's sorry for bothering him, and then leaves. He watches her leave, confused.
Eruruu stomps back off through the workroom, where Oboro catches her and asks if she can go tell something to Hakuoro, but she just looks at him upset, huffing, and storms off, and he sweatdrops and stammers that it was nothing, wondering what is going on.
Kamyu and Aruruu are visiting Yuzuha. Hakuoro approaches and can hear them talking inside, Kamyu telling Aruruu that she must peel the skin off a fruit or it will taste bitter, and asking if Yuzuha wants some, laughing. Hakuoro enters and says everyone sounds happy. He sees Aruruu with a sour look on her face and asks her what is wrong, and Kamyu laughs saying that Aru-chan ate the fruit without taking off the skin. She gives one to Yuzuha and tells her she already took the skin off it, and Yuzuha says "Thank you very much" very politely. Kamyu says that they are friends, so she only needs to say "Thanks".
Kamyu then says that they should call each other by nicknames. Yuzuha questions this, and Kamyu says it is because it is an expression of friendship, that shows their close relations, for example, how she calls Aruruu "Aru-chan". She says she should give Ojisama a nickname, perhaps "Haku-Haku" or "Oro-Oro" and Hakuoro says no, he'd rather hold off, and then thinks of how silly "Haku-Haku" sounds. Kamyu says that "Yuzu-Yuzu" for Yuzuha-chan is too common, and after thinking about it, decides on Yuzucchi. Yuzuha is quiet and Kamyu asks if she doesn't like it, and Yuzuha says no, she's really glad.
Eruruu then enters, saying that they are all there. Hakuoro asks if she needs something, and she blushes and looks surprised and says that it is nothing in particular, she just thought they may be there when she couldn't find them anywhere. Yuzuha says that Eruruu-sama needs a nickname, and Eruruu asks what they were talking about. Kamyu says they were talking about nicknames, and Yuzuha and Kamyu start thinking of one for Eruruu. Then Aruruu says "Erungaa" (based on the name of a god of misfortune, Nuguisomu-kami). Eruruu gets ticked and starts chasing Aruruu all over the room.
Yuzuha mutters "Yuzucchi", and then says that Oniisama should have a nickname too. She starts trying to think of something that can be made out of "Oboro", like "Obo-Obo" or "Boro-Boro". Hakuoro tells her to stop thinking, and thinks to himself how hearing something like that from Yuzuha may cause Oboro to resign.
That night, everyone is gathered in Eruruu's room, having dinner. Aruruu asks for seconds, and Eruruu gives her more. Then Oboro and Kurou say they also want more, and then start fighting with each other at the table over one of the left-overs, and Eruruu sweatdrops.
Kamyu eats, and says that it is so much different here. Hakuoro asks what she means by different, as Munto tells her not to talk with her mouth full. She says that here there is no waiter-servant, everyone chats, and everyone asks for seconds and struggles over the side dishes. At the Imperial Palace of Onkamiyamukai, everyone gathers for the meal, the kitchen master prepares it, the waiters bring it in, and the meal is divided out and served. If you chat too much you are scolded, and no one would ever fight over a side dish.
Hakuoro says he likes things this way, with everyone enjoying the meal together, and asks Kamyu if she dislikes it. She says not at all, that she's happy and the food is delicious, she didn't know that a piping hot meal was so good. Eruruu asks if Kamyu's meals are cold then, and she says yes, though they start out warm, and sweatdrops. She says everyone must first pray in front of the meal, and then the poison-tasters must try the food, and it is cold by the time they get to eat. Eruruu looks surprised at the mention of poison-tasters, and Munto says it is only natural because there can't be danger to the Princesses' bodies. Kamyu looks at him sourly and says that even here, he wanted the food tasted for poison. He apologizes to Hakuoro and says he never suspected him, but he can't help but worry. Hakuoro says he doesn't need to feel nervous, and he understands his
concern. Urutorii tells him they should follow this country's customs, as that is good manners.
Kamyu looks happy and asks for seconds, and Eruruu, smiling, gives her more.
The next morning, Hakuoro thinks about the children, how Kamyu and Eruruu will play with each other in the river bed in the forest, how Kamyu will read to Yuzuha in her room, and how Aruruu and Kamyu share the same futon. How even though short, they spend every single day happily.
Urutorii tells Hakuoro thanks for his kindness, even though it was short. He asks if she is returning to her country, and she says yes. She says that if they weren't a bother, she would've liked to stay longer, but she'll put unnecessary worry on everyone if she doesn't return.
Hakuoro says everyone will be lonely, and Urutorii says, "Yes, I..." but is stopped when Yuzuha comes up to her and hands her something, saying it is for the journey. Urutorii says Yuzuha looks very energetic and robust, and she says yes. Then Eruruu comes to Urutorii and says that if it is okay, she made them something to eat on their journey. She turns her gaze away and says that even if it isn't very good, it was all she could do. Urutorii tells her thank you, and that she accepts it gratefully, and Eruruu smiles.
Kamyu tells Aruruu goodbye, and Aruruu looks sad, saying nothing. Kamyu says she was very happy, and glad to make friends with Aru-chan and Yuzucchi, reading books together, napping together, taking baths together, and playing together. She says next time, will she come to play. With tears in her eyes, Kamyu says she'll return again, absolutely return, and Aruruu starts crying and nods.
Urutorii asks Hakuoro if from now on, they could have a long, good association with each other. Hakuoro says it should be he making that request, and for there to be harmony and friendship with each other. Urutorii tells him she gives him the blessing of Uitsuarunemitea, and prays for his safety, and they leave.
Hakuoro stands silently, and Eruruu says that it has become a bit lonely there, and he agrees. Aruruu looks sad, and Yuzuha tells Aru-chan to cheer up, and she nods to her.
Great development. We got to know more about the gods of Utawarerumono and more about the characters. On a interesting point, how could Hakuoro not be fooled by Kamyu's magic, just like the guards? She messed up, or he has some kind of magic protection? Hmmm...
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