Tia:PINK@Dekar:BLUE

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You ok?

I thought you were
in love with Maxim.

YescI amcBut it's ok.
You know what? I couldn't
cry.

So?@

My namecTia, like tear.
Becase of this, I was
always teased and I
was always crying.

Maxim always saved me.
And one day he said
"People tease you
because you cry easily"

So I tried not to cry,
no matter how hard
kids teased me. Then
they stopped.

I've never cried since
then. And I couldn't
even cry when I
really wanted to.

Maybe I just can't
cry anymorec

You're wrong.

Why do you say that?

The time hasn't come
when you'll really
want to cry.

To be sure, Maxim is
a kind man, but you two
live in different worlds.
And you know it.

Yeah. I noticed that when
Maxim said he was going.
It's ok now. I found out
something at the tower.

I'm in love with Maxim,
but not Maxim the warrior.

Not the warrior?

I chased him to the tower
because I was worried. I
just didn't have faith
in him as a warrior.

The mere thought that
we might never again
meet sent me after him.

And I put him in danger.
But Selan said she'd
wait. She believed in him.

I waited, too. But, the
thought of something
awful happening to
Maxim just kills me.

I don't think I can
bear feeling this way
every time Maxim
goes to battle.

It's true that I love
him even now. But
that's why I don't
want to be in his way.

You're not going to
say goodbye to him?

No. If I see him now,
I may cry. I decided
long ago that I'm not
going to cry so easily.

You will someday. I
mean your tears haven't
dried out yet
c

ThankscYou've really
helped, you know. I fell
a lot better now.

Humph, I am great
at swordsmanship, but I'm
also great at cheering
people up, you know!?

Ha, ha! Thanks, really.
Tell Maxim, I'll find
someone just as good
as him!

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