As part of a new translation mini-series, I’ll be summarizing the child paralogues in Fire Emblem: Fates as I go through Linkmastr’s video gallery of them (as they would take quite a while to get myself)
This is Paralogue 4, and focuses on Dia/Deere (will be referred to as Dia). It is unlocked by S ranking Joker.
As usual, this is all done on my free time, and takes awhile. It can be a lot of work, but I do hope you enjoy! I am unemployed… so please consider donating if you like the work I do. : ) It certainly helps me keep going!
You can find data on the chapter itself here under “Paralogue 4” [P4] here.
Joker calls out to Dia saying they have come a long way to meet him, yet they get no reply, which Joker just assumes it is Dia’s usual apathy unfit for a butler like himself. He remarks that Dia takes so long on a simple mission of retrieving coffee beans, which is very un-butler like. Joker sees someone in the distance, thinking it may be Dia, and is about to scold him for not replying despite being on his way back already, but then it turns out to be a mysterious phantom-like soldier. Joker is taken by surprise, wondering how enemy soldiers got here, assuming they followed him somehow. Joker resolves to get to Dia as soon as he can, and the battle begins.
During the battle, Joker meets up with Dia. Dia asks what his father is doing here, and Joker scolds him for his mannerisms and only healing in battle despite being trained to fight as well. Dia says that things are different now from when he used to pretend to be a butler like his father as a child. Joker says it is not necessary to “pretend” to be a butler now, because now he can fight. Dia says he realizes this, but says fighting is so troublesome and exhausting, and for that reason healing others is very important. Joker scoffs that Dia has been like this ever since he was a child, cowering at the mere sight of an enemy with a weapon. Dia asks for Joker’s forgiveness in what he said about years ago, as it has nothing to do with the events now. Joker says it is fine, and says he will continue the fight and protect Dia because Dia is so especially reluctant about giving up on his ways.
After the battle, Dia is impressed at how his father and the army with him eliminated the enemy entirely. Joker says there is probably something more important than that, which confuses Dia. Joker says that being one in a line of butlers means staying vigilant and ensuring everyone remains safe. Dia realizes he means that without these vigilant servants, a household would fall apart. Dia wonders what to do, but then says thinking about things too deeply is troublesome. Dia then says he wants to fight alongside his father, but Joker calls him an idiot for even thinking such, saying there is no need for someone like Dia who spent their life doing nothing and who won’t even fight. An enemy appears suddenly, and Dia tells his father to watch out, as he moves to intercept the enemy, to which Joker takes notes of Dia’s movements and seems impressed. Dia says he won’t forgive anyone who aims to bring harm to his father and strikes the enemy down. Dia proclaims himself the winner. He asks how that was, saying he did it even when the enemy was holding a weapon. Joker is impressed, saying his movement was fluid and polished, finally acknowledging that Dia really has grown. Dia quotes his father about saying “spending his life doing nothing” as a way to slightly mock him, as Joker questions why Dia still chooses not to fight as a butler despite that. Dia thinks he is not really a fit for the sort of work that is spent only serving others, as Joker finally accepts this, but says he will not accept one with such a lazy attitude to become an ally. Dia says not to worry, as people he likes helps boost his self-confidence. Joker isn’t sure what he means by that, and Dia says that unlike Joker, who has trouble socializing and expressing love to anyone else, Dia instead aims to express his service out of compassion. Dia then changes topic and gives the coffee beans he was sent to collect, saying he will serve the others drinks, and Joker says that is his own job. Dia says to relax, and that Joker works hard for everyone else, so he can do at least this much so his father can relax. Joker grumbles a little in acceptance.