Back for part 2! Made it through the rest of chapter 2-3 before I had enough of Mizuki’s bullshit, which I thought was pretty good all things considered. Picking up where we left off, our heroine is chillin with these ninja dudes and some princeling after Mizuki has proven himself time and again to be a nobility-hating asshole.
They talk a lot about the three treasures again (snooze fest come on guys where’s the makeouts) and how the princeman’s cousin has apparently found them. Instead of just being like yay our family is the winner, he tries to make a grab for power himself. blah blah politics
I was given some option, but really I’m too distracted by the prince’s blue hair bow to even pay attention to what is happening.
Your party meets up with the prince-cousin-party and they attack you. How unpredictable. There’s like waves of enemies but your 4 soldiers are apparently unconcerned
Our lovely lady’s job during the fight is to keep the horses from getting scared, which she does an excellent job of apparently. Good for her, REALLY PULLIN THAT WEIGHT.
more mumbo jumbo about the magical three treasures, and then there’s a Tyrant army ambush and LONG STORY SHORT the prince’s cousin gets killed with ominous final words (more on this later). Don’t worry though he “holds the body for a long time” so it’s all good
At this point there was a new level of bullshit introduced as a “checkpoint”. Bascially, more arbitrary shit you have to have in order to continue – as if the energy points weren’t enough
There’s all this talk about how much the prince loves his family and oh no how could they betray me – NEWSFLASH buddy you are royalty in feudal Japan, you gotta get over that “I trust my siblings unconditionally” shit REAL quick
Anyway the prince is somehow comforting YOU even though he literally had his cousin die in his arms like 30 minutes ago. he is handling things remarkably well all things considered how much he seems to love family, but you are too busy being sad about having no memory to notice.
You run to your beloved horse Darkhoof (or whatever his name is) for comfort and burst into tears. Naturally.
Miraculously though, Mizuki starts to show a shred of humanity (probably is just concerned that Darkhoof’s mane will get wet with your tears though) and does something kind of sweet at this point. Kind of.
Real breakthrough is being made! or so we think. You ask, “are you trying to comfort me?” (wtf who says that)
Of course his humanity can’t be REAL, it’s just his job. God lady what were you thinking. After this delightfully awkward exchange, you spend some further weird minutes feeding and grooming the horse together. Poor Darkhoof is the real victim here I think.