–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 7, and focuses on Shinonome. It is unlocked by S ranking Ryouma/Ryoma (referred to as Ryouma from now on). It is on the Hoshido and Touma paths only.
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You can find data on the chapter itself here under “Paralogue 7” [P7] here.
In a desert, Takumi asks Ryouma what’s troubling him, and Ryouma says that he has learned that Shinonome disappeared from the secluded region he was in. He does not think Shinonome would have left on his own and worries if something happened. Takumi says he will investigate immediately and ask for everybody’s cooperation. Ryouma apologizes for the inconvenience.
Shinonome, meanwhile, is amazed at the outside world being more average than he thought it would be. He then wonders just where the Kingdom of Hoshido is, having heard things about it in the secluded regions he was in. He heard how Ryouma is the Prince of Hoshido, thus making him royalty as well. He wonders why his father would not have mentioned this to him if it was true, and so finds it hard to believe. He is stopped by a man named Banba though, who says he should leave his nice weapon and clothes behind for others to use. Shinonome finds how strong the men look interesting, and challenges them to take it by force. Ryouma spots Shinonome with the men, and Takumi suggests they hurry to aid him as Shinonome alone cannot take on such a countless amount of enemies alone. The battle begins.
During the battle, Ryouma confronts Shinonome, who is surprised to see him. Ryouma says they can talk more after the battle, and for now he should run as this place is too dangerous. Shinonome confidently tells Ryouma not to worry, as he is more than a match for this group of bandits, compared to the monsters he’s used to fighting. He wants his father to witness his strength. Ryouma scolds him saying the battlefield is not a beautiful place to be taken lightly and is a matter of life and death, as the fight continues.
After the battle, Ryouma punches Shinonome. His son is taken by surprise, asking what that was for, as Ryouma says it was for wandering off into danger as he did. Ryouma says it was a good thing he arrived when he did, since if he didn’t then the Hoshido Royal Family would be in trouble. Shinonome hears him mention Hoshido, and realizes that it was true after all. Ryouma confirms that he is the Prince of Hoshido, and that makes Shinonome royalty as well, in line to eventually become King of Hoshido. Shinonome asks why Ryouma had kept such an important detail secret until now, and Ryouma apologizes stating he had a reason. His reason is that he felt Shinonome was still too inexperienced. Shinonome reluctantly admits he was confident in his strength, but this battle taught him a valuable lesson having been harder than expected, and that the truth is he can barely move his body. He said though he fought well against beings in the secluded regions with his lance skills, this was the first time he had killed living people. Ryouma asks Shinonome what he thinks a King’s strength is. Ryouma asks him if he thinks it is the strength to defeat opponents, and Shinonome says while he is not sure of the real answer, he is sure it is not that. Ryouma agrees, saying it is not the right answer at all. Ryouma says even a bandit is still a human with a life, and that life is an important thing. He says there are times where a King must take the life of the enemy for the sake of protecting his countrymen, and this resolve is a true King’s strength. Therefore, all members of royalty need to have this sort of resolve and virtue. Shinonome is speechless, as Ryouma asks him if he is ready to fight as a true member of royalty. If he’s ready, Ryouma invites him to come along, and Ryouma will show him the true meaning of strength. Shinonome asks if it is really okay to come along, and Ryouma realizes that Shinonome, having been in a secluded realm all this time, may have to mature beyond the secluded lifestyle he was raised in. Ryouma says his lessons will be harsh and not for the weak, as it will be for the sake of Hoshido’s future. Shinonome, with a new burst of confidence, tells his father to watch him take on whatever harsh lesson he throws at him. He says he will surely learn the strength in protecting others. Ryouma accepts, looking forward to Shinonome’s growth under him.