12 Days of Christmas: 11th Day – CUPID

Header for interview between War: 13th Day, otome game, and CUPID, English visual novel game.

The cast of War: 13th Day, an upcoming dark fantasy otome game, interviews the characters from CUPID, a horror/romance visual novel.

Yesterday, the healer, the warrioress, and the king were invited to spend Christmas with the Charlatans.  Today, Ambrosia and Wildfire receive two new guests.

INTERVIEWERS

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Ambrosia of the Phoenix

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Wildfire of the Valkyrie

INTERVIEWEES

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Rosa

Guilleme from CUPID, a horror/romance English visual novel game.

Guilleme

Setting: A log cabin with a roaring fire and two couches facing each other.

Ambrosia from War: 13th Day, otome and EVN.

Ambrosia: Greetings, Lady Rosa and Sir Guilleme.

[She leans forward in a bow from her seat, her hands clasped upon her lap.]

Ambrosia of the Phoenix sprite from War: 13th Day, dark fantasy otome/dating sim and EVN.

Ambrosia: Thank you for coming all this way.  I am called Ambrosia of the Phoenix and this is Lady Wildfire of the Valkyrie.

Wildfire of the Valkyrie sprite from War: 13th Day, dark fantasy otome and English VN.

Wildfire: You don’t have to call me ‘lady.’  That’s just Ambrosia’s thing.

Ambrosia of the Phoenix sprite from War: 13th Day, dark fantasy otome and English VN.

Ambrosia: Oh, I do hope I haven’t mispronounced any of your names.  All of you have such unique ones!  I haven’t heard anything like it before.  Tell me.  Do they mean anything?

Wildfire cutout from War: 13th Day, otome and English visual novel.

Wildfire: Really?  That’s the first question you want to ask them?

Guilleme from CUPID, a horror/romance English visual novel game.

Guilleme: Ladies, if I may. You can call me anything you like. Guilleme, after all, is only one of my many monikers. That said, it does have quite some backstory to it. Rosa, care to explain?

Rosa from CUPID, English VN.

Rosa: M-Me? Uhm.. The question is directed at you..

Guilleme from CUPID, a horror/romance English visual novel game.

Guilleme: Nonsense. I have the mind to infer that you won’t even talk unless coaxed.

Rosa sprite from CUPID, a romance/horror English visual novel.

Rosa:

Guilleme from CUPID, a horror/romance English visual novel game.

Guilleme: Come on, now.

Rosa sprite from CUPID, a romance/horror English visual novel.

Rosa: So… You want me to explain to our interviewers how unique your name is?

[Guilleme flashes a charming smile.]

Rosa from CUPID, English visual novel game.

Rosa: You’re an aAmbrosia from the Death Room, a visual novel game.

[Guilleme is still smiling, clearly amused at his own joke.  Rosa sighs.]

Rosa sprite from CUPID, a romance/horror English visual novel.

Rosa: Guilleme is a variation of the French name “Guillaume.”  The English equivalent is “William.”  Both “Guillaume” and “William” didn’t really give the perfect impression of the character in the writer’s head, so “Guilleme” stuck.  A lot of French speakers pointed out that the name “Guilleme” is not French at all. A French sociologist even said that in 18th century France, non-biblical names were considered a travesty. Instead of changing it, the (stubborn) writer decided to weave it into the story, providing the first clue to Guilleme’s identity in his name as someone who doesn’t belong.

Guilleme from CUPID, a horror/romance English visual novel game.

Guilleme: I would say it’s also very characteristic, since I wouldn’t be against naming myself “Brad” just to piss off the French.

Rosa sprite from CUPID, a romance/horror English visual novel.

Rosa:

Guilleme from CUPID, a horror/romance English visual novel game.

Guilleme: Well, go on, Rosa. How about your name?

Rosa sprite from CUPID, a romance/horror English visual novel.

Rosa: Rosa was a name Catherine gave me since my favorite flower is rose. It doesn’t have any meaning besides that.

Guilleme from CUPID, a horror/romance English visual novel game.

Guilleme: Very symbolic though. The rose is the flower of romance, after all. How about you, lovely ladies? Any significance to yours?

Wildfire of the Valkyrie sprite from War: 13th Day, dark fantasy otome and English VN.

Wildfire: Of course.  On Virgo Island, you aren’t born with a name.  You earn it.  And I’m someone who can’t be tamed.  On the battlefield and off it.  But I doubt either of you know anything about fighting.  Unless looks are deceiving.

Ambrosia from War: 13th Day, otome and EVN.

Ambrosia: As for myself, it’s the name of a plant.  My clan of the Phoenix has always been drawn to nature.

Wildfire cutout from War: 13th Day, otome and English visual novel.

Wildfire: Heh!  Like that’s the only reason.

Ambrosia of the Phoenix sprite from War: 13th Day, dark fantasy otome/dating sim and EVN.

Ambrosia: Ah, well…that’s more than enough about me.  Anything more would hardly be of interest.  Why don’t you both tell us a little bit about yourselves?

Wildfire cutout from War: 13th Day, otome and English visual novel.

Wildfire: Oh, please.  You’re a horrible interviewer.  What you see is what you get.  Why don’t you tell us about the worst thing that was ever done to you?

Ambrosia of the Phoenix from War: 13th Day, dark fantasy otome and English visual novel.

Ambrosia: But if that’s too personal, you don’t have to answer that!  You can just answer my question.

Wildfire cutout from War: 13th Day, otome and English visual novel.

Wildfire: Her boring one.

Guilleme from CUPID, English visual novel game.

Guilleme: Hm… A name you earn. Now that is a quite a sterling concept. I would say “Wildfire” does capture your spirit, my lady. Don’t worry, I’ll answer both questions. After all, I don’t think the questions are unrelated.

Guilleme from CUPID, a horror/romance English visual novel game.

Guilleme: One thing to know about me is I am an open book. What you see is what you get–

[Rosa scoffs, and Guilleme ignores her.]

Guilleme from CUPID, a horror/romance English visual novel game.

Guilleme: Or rather… I will show what is necessary. I try not to complicate things too much. As for the worst thing I have done… Trying to be untrue to myself is the worst thing I have done. Many times I could have saved myself a lot of gripe if I just accepted who I am instead of trying to fit in. Ah, but that is not an interesting answer, is it? I realize now that the worst decision I may have made is not ever visiting Virgo Island in my long life. If I had, I might’ve known Miss Ambrosia’s gentle grace sooner.

[He smiles sincerely at Ambrosia.  Rosa muses as if deep in thought.]

Rosa sprite from CUPID, a romance/horror English visual novel.

Rosa: I feel like “worst thing done” cannot be taken in finality. We all make mistakes. But I think the worse thing anyone can do is get drunk.

Guilleme from CUPID, English visual novel game.

Guilleme:

Rosa sprite from CUPID, a romance/horror English visual novel.

Rosa:

Guilleme from CUPID, English visual novel game.

Guilleme: I thought you were going to say something more profound.

Rosa from English visual novel, CUPID.

Rosa:

[Guilleme bursts into laughter, as does Wildfire.]

Wildfire of the Valkyrie sprite from War: 13th Day, dark fantasy otome and English VN.

Wildfire: No, you can’t.  Sounds like someone had a bad experience with drinking!  I thought you were a shy, little rabbit, but you have a secret wild side, don’t you?

Ambrosia of the Phoenix sprite from War: 13th Day, dark fantasy otome and English VN.

Ambrosia: You can hardly make such a hasty accusation, Lady Wildfire!  It may very well be that she came to that conclusion through the power of observation or her experience with another.  But be it far from me to act presumptuous.  If she wishes to explain her answer, she certainly may in her own words.

Wildfire cutout from War: 13th Day, otome and English visual novel.

Wildfire: I’m more curious about how you both act when you’re falling-over-yourself drunk.  More fun, right?

[Rosa blushes furiously.]

Rosa from English visual novel, CUPID.

Rosa: I… I’d rather not talk about it.

Guilleme from CUPID, a horror/romance English visual novel game.

Guilleme: You’ve opened up about it, don’t leave us hanging now.

Rosa from English visual novel, CUPID.

Rosa: Uhm… N-Next question?

Guilleme from CUPID, English visual novel game.

Guilleme: Aww!

Wildfire cutout from War: 13th Day, otome and English visual novel.

Wildfire: What a letdown.

Ambrosia of the Phoenix sprite from War: 13th Day, dark fantasy otome/dating sim and EVN.

Ambrosia: I hear the holidays are approaching –

Wildfire cutout from War: 13th Day, otome and English visual novel.

Wildfire: Oh, no.  Not one of these questions again.

Ambrosia from War: 13th Day, otome and EVN.

Ambrosia: Since Christmas is nearly upon us, it is reasonable to ask them about it, is it not?  I know we don’t have that holiday where we live, but it sounds amazing.

Wildfire cutout from War: 13th Day, otome and English visual novel.

Wildfire: You want something holiday related?  Fine.  But let’s make it interesting.

[Wildfire walks over to the doorway on the far wall and snatches the sprig of mistletoe hanging from the top of it.  With a flick of her wrist, she tosses it at Guilleme.]

Wildfire of the Valkyrie sprite from War: 13th Day, dark fantasy otome and English VN.

Wildfire: Here.  Do something fun with this.

Ambrosia of the Phoenix cut-out sprite from War: 13th Day, dark fantasy otome and English visual novel.

Ambrosia: L-Lady Wildfire, please don’t force our guests into any strange imposition.

Wildfire of the Valkyrie sprite from War: 13th Day, dark fantasy otome and English VN.

Wildfire: I’m not forcing them into anything.  But you aren’t going to disappoint, are you, French William?

[Guilleme is stunned for a moment, but then, he smirks and tilts his head innocently.]

Guilleme from English VN game, CUPID.

Guilleme: I admire your audacity, Lady Wildfire. [Guilleme picks the berries with his thumb.] I wonder if you are wild in other ways as well.

[Rosa turns to Ambrosia and tries to whisper something:]

Rosa from English visual novel, CUPID.

Rosa: I think we better go…

Ambrosia from War: 13th Day, English otome/dating sim and visual novel.

Ambrosia: A-Ah…yes.

[She rises up from her seat and, clasping her hands together, leans forward in a quick bow, a habitual gesture of farewell.  As she heads for the door, she leans towards Rosa and lowers her voice to a whisper as well.]

Ambrosia of the Phoenix sprite from War: 13th Day, dark fantasy otome and English VN.

Ambrosia: Again, thank you so very much for coming.  Since you came all this way, Lady Rosa, I feel the least I could do is pour you a cup of tea.  Unless you’ve already made plans for the holidays?  If you haven’t, I would be more than happy to spend it with you.  It’ll be my very first Christmas.

[Rosa smiles at her.]

Rosa from CUPID, English visual novel game.

Rosa: Thanks, Lady Ambrosia! You’re very gracious. Oh! I really don’t have that many plans at all–

[The sound of Guilleme and Wildfire’s giggles interrupt – or, in Wildfire’s case, her chuckling.  She has never been known to giggle.  Nevertheless, Rosa tries not to look.  Ambrosia does the  same, her face coloring faintly.]

Rosa from CUPID, English visual novel game.

Rosa: –Just a good book by the fire. T-Tea sounds lovely!

Ambrosia from War: 13th Day, otome and EVN.

Ambrosia: Mm, y-yes…but, ah…perhaps, we should step out first?  I believe there’s a town nearby.  I hear it’s filled with wondrous lights!  And the loveliest selection of sweets.  We’ll have to try some…

[As the pair slips from the room, their conversation continues indistinctly.  Rosa says something that makes Ambrosia laugh softly against her fingertips.  Ambrosia replies with something that leaves Rosa with a hint of a blush on her face.]

Tomorrow is the conclusion!  Along with the answer to all the questions you submitted to cast of War: 13th Day.  Get updates by following Dreamgazer on Tumblr or liking the game developer on Facebook.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

11 Mistletoes

10 Bottles of Wine

9 Cups of Coffee

8 Winter Shenanigans

7 Roasting S’mores

6 Cruise Surprises

5 Spider Legs

4 Date Nights

3 Date Planners

2 from Chinaland

and 1 Welcome from Virgo Islanders.

Next: War: 13th Day

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