Waltz of the Spider & Vampire
- Related Event: Trick or Treasure!/October 2019
- Release Date: October 18, 2019
- Featured Characters: Odetta, Althemia, Pia
Odetta: So, this is the Halidom's Halloween party...
Odetta: Everyone looks like they're enjoying themselves. However...
Odetta: (I seem to have some lurking admirers. I've felt their eyes for quite some time.)
Odetta: (In that case...)
???: *pant* *pant* Oh no, did I lose her...?
Odetta: Not quite.
Althemia: Um, I-I...
Odetta: Why are you following me, Althemia?
Odetta: Whatever you were plotting, now is your chance to confess.
Althemia: O-oh, no, I...
Odetta: Hmph. Silenced by your own guilt. Perhaps you're some sort of spy?
Althemia: It's nothing like that! I just, um... *mumble*
Odetta: I'll need you to speak clearly.
Althemia: Oh, come on! Are you really going to make me spell it out?!
Althemia: I was admiring your costume, okay? It's beautiful, and you look amazing. Happy now?!
Althemia: Seriously?! I KNOW you heard me.
Althemia: I just really like your outfit. The design is delicate, but the silhouette screams "look my way!"
Althemia: And don't even get me started on the spider elements. You'd think it would be creepy, but it's actually really elegant!
Althemia: S-so anyway, that's why I wanted to get a good look at your outfit.
Odetta: You could have just asked, you know.
Althemia: But...wouldn't it have been weird? Someone standing right in front of you, just staring at your clothes?
Odetta: I prefer that to being stared at in secret.
Odetta: I'm flattered you like my clothes, Althemia. Feel free to look to your heart's content.
Odetta: The same goes for you, by the way. Quit hiding, and come look with her.
Pia: Y-you knew I was there?
Odetta: All eyes have weight. Now, why were YOU watching me?
Pia: Well, I saw you at the party, and I thought your costume was super pretty.
Pia: So I guess I was just trying to see how I could look that awesome too! Especially since Althemia already nailed it.
Althemia: M-me?! No way!
Althemia: I'm just like you. I WANT to look as awesome as Odetta. Don't get it twisted!
Pia: Uwaah! I-I'm sorry...
Althemia: Oh, er, hold on, I'm not angry. I just... Urgh. Sorry.
Odetta: You two were simply charmed by my attire, then?
Pia: Yeah! But, um, that's not the only thing...
Pia: I was also wondering if it's even possible for me to pull something like that off.
Pia: I'm pretty short, and I'm still a kid, and, um, I'm not very confident, so...
Pia: I just don't know if I'd look good in a costume, is all.
Althemia: Don't be silly!
Althemia: Oh! Er...
Althemia: I just mean... I lack confidence too.
Pia: You do?
Althemia: Yes. It wasn't easy for me to put this costume on.
Althemia: I still catch myself thinking about how much better everyone else looks in their costumes, like I did with Odetta.
Althemia: But once I mustered up the courage to wear this, people actually told me I look GOOD in it.
Althemia: So I think we're actually not the best judges of our own appearance.
Odetta: You're right. There's no need to fret over the details before you put something on.
Odetta: And furthermore, it's okay if it doesn't look good at first. Costumes hold the power to bring you to entirely new worlds.
Odetta: Yes. Clothes, shoes, accessories; anything different from what you usually wear can change your world.
Odetta: And once your world has changed, it's only a matter of time before you change too.
Althemia: I think I understand. I'm still not quite used to my vampire costume, but I HAVE been feeling a bit more alluring...
Odetta: Exactly! For me, this spidery outfit makes me want to catch people in my web, so to speak. Ha ha!
Pia: I... I think I get it!
Althemia: Speaking of catching people, is that how you snuck up on me earlier?
Odetta: Heh. I wonder?
Odetta: In any case, just remember that you don't need to force yourself to match an outfit's energy. Over time, it will all come together naturally.
Pia: It will? Hm... Maybe I CAN be awesome...
Althemia: You totally can. Let's do it together!
Althemia: We just have to believe in the magic of our costumes, and the magic in ourselves, too.
Althemia: The first step to awesomeness is wanting it!
Pia: I do! I want it!
Pia: I want to look awesome like you guys!
Odetta: It sounds like you're ready for a costume.
Pia: W-well, I'm not very good at sewing...
Althemia: Don't worry, Pia, I've got you covered.
Althemia: I'll put together a truly magical ensemble—one that fills you with confidence!
Pia: Really?! Thank you so much!
Odetta: Perfect. And when it's finished...
Odetta: ...The three of us can step into a new world together. One that's home to versions of ourselves we can scarcely imagine!