I thought this could be fun. Just make up events you'd like to see in the game! (And, if you like, ones that you might not want to see... )
Here's a format you can use. You certainly don't have to, I just thought it would make things easier.
Name: (If you want to include a name for the event) Location: (Where it takes place) Time: (When it takes place, and, if you want to include it, the weather) Requirements: (Such as a certain friendship level with the participants) Description: (Describe it however you like, sorta like a short story)
I know my explanations were probably unnecessary, but...ah, whatever.
Feel free to include dialogue (such as different dialogue options for the MC and what responses they lead to) and any other touches you want to add.
Also, they don't all have to be events that would actually fit in with the game. Like the Theories topic, you can go crazy with ideas that would never plausibly happen.
So, have fun!
Here one of mine. I'm really disappointed in myself that I can't think of any more...
Name: My Hiro Location: Mountain area (the place to the immediate right of the top of the mountain) Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Sunny Requirements: Must be a female MC, have Hiro at at least 4 Flowers Description: You are walking around the mountains when suddenly, a bear appears and chases you! You run away, but then trip and get knocked unconscious.
When you awaken, you find Hiro standing beside you.
Hiro: "Whew, thank goodness you're all right. Here's some medicine, it should help. Good thing I happened to be walking through here!"
Female MC: *nods*
Hiro: "How are you feeling? Please be more careful out here. If something bad happened to you, I'd...um..." *blushes and makes the teardrop icon* "Well, it's getting late. I'll walk you home."
When the event ends, you find yourself back at home.
Haha... quigley, is it weird that the first thing that came into my head when I read your event was that Hiro was the bear? (I guess that would make him a shapeshifter.) I mean, he claims to hate heights and the mountains, and yet, there he conveniently was...and he seemed kind of guilty...
It wasn't until I'd finished reading it plus five seconds later that I even noticed the wordplay in the event title (my Hiro/hero)... I'm losing my touch, I tell ya...
Now, to come up with an event(s) of my own...hmm... Argh, dang, I gotta go to a meeting now. I'll be back.
*Edit* Okay, I'm back. I hope you like these events...It's nothing really out there, but...
A series of events featuring Eileen and Sheng...
Name: Mission Impossible Location: Inside Eileen's house Date/Time: Wednesday evening, any weather except storm Requirements: Tunnel complete. 4 flowers each with Eileen and Sheng. Have completed both of their special yearly Item Needed requests at least once each. Description: You enter Eileen's house late on a Wednesday evening to find Eileen and Sheng hunched avidly over her drafting table. Random emotes flicker above both of their heads as they mutter incomprehensibly. Occasional random snippets of conversion are shown, like "How about this?" and "We tried that already." and "Aha!" and "Hoooboy!" and "Not enough explosives." and "Impossible!" with various facial expressions.
The discussion seems to end on a sour note as both of them get the scribble over their heads and Sheng abruptly backs up a step away from the table. He seems fed up with the whole situation and shouts angrily, "Fine, then! If ya don't like any of my ideas, ya can just do it all yerself!" and storms out of the house past you, not even acknowledging your presence. After he's gone, Eileen scribbles, then sweatdrops, then panicdrops and races out after him, ending the event and leaving you back outside her house. For the rest of the evening after the event, both her house and Sheng's are locked and you can't enter.
Name: Sad Panda Location: Inside Sheng's house Date/Time: Wednesday evening, any weather except storm. Requirements: Saw "Mission Impossible" event, 5 flowers with Sheng. Description: You enter Sheng's house on a rainy evening to find him standing morosely in front of his fire. You approach him slowly. Sheng greets you with a sad face, "Hey, <name>." and gets the ... above his head.
He acknowledges that you're probably there because you saw the fight, and eventually explains that he and Eileen were trying to find a good site for a secret joint project of theirs, but weren't having any luck. He is sorry for how he ran out on her when he got frustrated, but he's also still a bit mad that she didn't seem to listen to anything he said. So now he doesn't know what to do...what do you recommend?
-- (option 1: Apologize to her): Well, it's kinda embarrassing to have to apologize, but he does feel bad and it really would be a sorry thing if the project was never completed just because he's stubborn. -- (option 2: Make her come to you): You're right! Eileen didn't seem to want his help. So if she's changed her mind, she needs to come talk to him. But...(sad face) what if she doesn't come...?
Sheng thanks you for your advice; he'll think about it. The event ends and you're back outside his house. You get 1000fp with Sheng no matter which option you choose.
Name: On the Spot (of Tea) Location: Inside Eileen's house Date/Time: Wednesday evening, raining (so can't trigger it in winter). Requirements: Saw "Mission Impossible" event, 5 flowers with Eileen. Description: You enter Eileen's house on a rainy evening. She's in her kitchen puttering around. She sees you and invites you in out of the bad weather and offers you some tea. You accept (music note) and the two of you sit at her kitchen table to chat.
After a bit of chatter, Eileen asks, "So, what brings you all the way here through the pouring rain? ... ...Oh. (sad face) Yeah, I figured you'd ask about that fight you saw, sooner or later. And... You're such a good friend... You deserve an explanation."
She explains how they have a special project planned, but couldn't find a good location for it. They'd come up with lots of ideas, but so far none of them looked like they'd be feasible. And then, as you saw, eventually they both got frustrated and Sheng stormed off. She'd tried to follow him, but - he sure is speedy for an old man! And then, when she finally reached his house, his door was locked and he wouldn't answer. She had to trudge back home.
She just doesn't understand his reaction. Sure, they hadn't been able to use any of his ideas, but none of hers had worked, either! She had made some frustrated comments toward the end there... but she hadn't directed them at him... And locking her out and ignoring her like that - so rude! What should she do?
-- (option 1: Apologize to him): Hmm, yes... perhaps he had taken some of her comments the wrong way. Now that he'd had some time to cool down, maybe if she went over and apologized... maybe now he'd listen and they could start working on the project again. But what if he locked her out again? -- (option 2: Make him come to you): Yeah! He's just being stubborn. And locking her out like that was inexcusable! She could just work on the project without him for now. Hopefully he'd get over it and come back eventually.........
That sounds like some good advice... She'll take some time and think about it. Oh, you've got to get back to work, then? All right. Don't catch a cold in the rain! You exit the house and the event ends with you outside. You get 1000fp with Eileen no matter which option you choose.
Name: Back in Business Location: Inside Eileen's house Date/Time: Wednesday evening, sunny Requirements: Saw both "Sad Panda" and "On the Spot (of Tea)" events, took option 1 in both events, 6 flowers with both Eileen and Sheng. Description: You enter Eileen's house to find both Eileen and Sheng at her drafting table again. They notice you and welcome you in. They thank you for the advice - they both apologized to each other, and things are going much better now. They might even have a solution to their problem soon! What's the big project, you ask? Well, of course they can't tell you that! You'll know when it's finished. Now shoo, and let them get back to work! You leave the screen. Behind you, Eileen and Sheng look at each other and both have music notes, then they turn back to the draft table. The event ends and you're outside Eileen's house. You get 2000fp with both Eileen and Sheng.
Name: Sheng's Apology Location: Inside Eileen's house Date/Time: Wednesday evening, any weather except storm Requirements: Saw both "Sad Panda" and "On the Spot (of Tea)" events, took option 1 with Sheng, and option 2 with Eileen. 6 flowers with both Eileen and Sheng. Description: You enter Eileen's house to see her working at her draft table again. Sheng enters from behind you. You get the exclamation point over your head and step aside. He approaches Eileen and apologizes for running out on her. She accepts his apology, but comments that what really hurt her was him locking her out. He explains that he hadn't meant to; he actually hadn't gone home that night - he had gone up on the mountain to calm himself down with the pandas instead, and that's why she didn't get an answer when she knocked on his door. Oh! That explains it... now she feels a bit ashamed for being so upset. But she's very glad he came back - she can't do this project without him! They both get music notes, and Sheng joins her at the draft table, instantly absorbed in the project once again. You get a music note and leave. The event ends and you're outside Eileen's house. You get 1000fp with both Eileen and Sheng.
Name: Eileen's Apology Location: Inside Sheng's house Date/Time: Wednesday evening, any weather except storm Requirements: Saw both "Sad Panda" and "On the Spot (of Tea)" events, took option 2 with Sheng, and option 1 with Eileen. 6 flowers with both Eileen and Sheng. Description: You enter Sheng's house to see him moping by the fire again. Eileen enters from behind you. You get the exclamation point over your head and step aside. She rushes over to Sheng and apologizes that her comments hurt him; she didn't mean them personally - she was just frustrated that neither of their ideas were solving the problem yet. Sheng admits that after spending a few hours on the mountain with the pandas that night, he had realized that her comments hadn't been specifically meant for him, but he was just too stubborn and embarrassed about how he'd run out of there to come back... and he'd thought that maybe she didn't need him anymore. Eileen gets an exclamation point, then the ... over her head, but when Sheng asks, she just says she understands better now. Would he please work with her again? She can't do this project without him! Sheng says he'd be glad to, and indeed had been on the verge of asking her the very same thing! In fact, he just had an idea...... They start chattering together and forget your presence. You get a music note and leave. The event ends and you're outside Sheng's house. You get 1000fp with both Eileen and Sheng.
Name: Mission Accomplished Location: Inside the first mine expansion (the useless southern area) Date/Time: Any day, any time, any weather except storm Requirements: Saw "Back in Business" or "Sheng's Apology" or "Eileen's Apology", and it's been at least 31 days since that event. Completed the first mine expansion. 7 flowers (full bloom) with both Eileen and Sheng. Description: The first time you enter the first mine expansion area after you meet all the requirements, you find Eileen and Sheng waiting there for you. They've finished their big project! It turns out that this first mine expansion area was perfect for their needs. (which was just as well, since it's useless for anything else...) Since you helped them out by getting them to work together again, they want you to be the first person to witness their victory!
The screen pans over to the center of the area, revealing a boxlike machine with a chute at one end and a conveyor belt leading to an open tray at the other. Sheng and Eileen explain that it's a jewelry maker - just drop your gems and ores in the chute, key in what you'd like to make, and allow it to process the items into the jewelry you selected. It may take a while, but it's sure to turn quite the profit!
And as a bonus... the screen pans over to the opposite end of the tunnel area... an elevator! Ta-da! Now you can come here and take the elevator to go directly up to the summit of the mountain in no time! It comes out near the hot spring. You can use it to get down from the summit to the tunnel, too - it works both ways. And it works in all weather! You can't use it on cooking festival days, though, because the summit is blocked off.
You get a heart above your head, and Eileen and Sheng respond with music notes. The event ends, and you're left standing out in the main tunnel at the entrance to the first mine section.
(Okay, this one's just for fun, because I love Eileen and Sheng together) Name: The Next Project Location: Your house Date/Time: Any day, any time, any weather except storm Requirements: Saw "Mission Accomplished" event, and it's been at least 31 days since that event. Completely maxed fp (65,000fp - like you'd need for a reverse proposal) with both Eileen and Sheng. Description: You wake up one morning to hear someone knocking on your door. You get the question mark above your head. Eileen and Sheng walk in together. They have a surprise announcement to make - they're getting married! You get an exclamation point. They would never have finally gotten together without you. Sheng even proposed using a ring from the jewelry maker they built. Would you please come and attend their wedding? You nod and get a music note.
The scene changes to the summit of the mountain, where Nathan is presiding over the wedding. Present for Sheng's side are Ina and Rahi, Ying, Yun (with Ying), and...the panda. Present for Eileen's side are Rose and Rutger, Howard (because he loves weddings of course), Jessica (because she's nosy), and you (to even things out - it doesn't matter which town you're living in). Nathan goes through the standard wedding stuff, then everybody cheers and comes up to congratulate the couple. Probably Rahi makes some awkward allusion to marrying Ying someday, which he immediately tries to take back (or perhaps surprisingly stands his ground and admits it for once, who knows?). Howard gushes all over them. The mayors wish them luck. The panda just sits there for now, but has a heart above its head.
They announce that they're going to live in Sheng's house, but Eileen will maintain her old house as a sort of "office", and will still trek over to Bluebell most days. She'll still post her expansion requests on the Bluebell board like always.
Slowly everyone but you (and the panda) trickles away back to their business... Eventually the panda approaches them and leaves them a present (a-la the panda wild animal event) before showing a heart again and shambling off.
Eileen and Sheng thank you once again for helping them, and attending the wedding. Music notes all around. You walk down out of the screen. Eileen and Sheng turn to each other and show hearts.
The event ends and you are left (at 6pm - yeah you lost most of the day. Hey, at least you didn't lose all of it!) standing on the summit by the wooden owl platform.
And if I wanna get really crazy, there'd be another event a year later where they announce Eileen's pregnant or something....... or maybe they make everybody think she's pregnant but it turns out they're just adopting a baby panda or something...
Whew! That's enough for now...took me too long to type all that up as it is... ^_^ But it was fun. Hopefully some more people will make up interesting events!
Wow! BlueTrillium, I can really tell you love the idea of a Sheng/Eileen pairing ;P But they were really awesome to read, I'll edit this post with something later if I can find time to write some ideas up
And also, I would love to see some jealousy and rival pairing events! :D
I tried to make mine and join the fun. I just fulfill Reina's item needed request (19th Spring) for the first time and baffled. How could Ash asked her to make doria for him but didn't give her enough ingredients..and i can't hold my laughter when Reina said that she didn't know how to make it and will ask Nori to teach her so here I go, the event when Reina gives Ash her homemade doria..under assumption that She doesn't know that 20th Spring is Ash's birthday.
a bit crappy though.. I typed this in hurry and didn't check the grammar
Name: The best Doria?? Ash's awkward birthday event!!! Location: Jessica's Animal pasture area (walk from church area to bluebell town) Time: 10:00AM - 03:00PM, 20th Spring (Ash's birthday). Year 3 or later. Sunny or half rainy day. Requirements: - Already seen the 'casual conversation' between Ash and Reina, - fulfill Reina's and Cheryl's item needed request for Ash's birthday present (yes the Cheryl's one is annoying..i know : Great butter...) - not married to Ash or Reina, - you have a birthday present for Ash in your bag (any +300FP items or you have Doria in your bag. Doria will be the top priority item if you bring multiple items). - Ash, Reina, Cheryl, Cam, and Laney at least have 5 flowers or more. Description: You walk to the pasture area and see Reina and Ash chatting near the fences, Reina gives Ash her homemade doria but she doesn't know that today is Ash's birthday. Cheryl comes and gets mad when she see the doria in Ash's hands because she also made doria for his birthday present..the situation become awkward when you, Laney and Cam showed up bring a present for Ash, too...
the scene : MC enter the Bluebell town, scene changed to Reina and Ash in the pasture
Reina : "This is the doria that you wanted. I never cooked it before so I can't guarantee the taste..Nori helped me made it, though...so I think it's not that bad". Ash : - - . "Thanks Reina, this is a perfect day to eat Doria!. It looks so tasty". Reina : *blush* "..we..well... now I must go now.."
---Cheryl comes with a plate of doria in her hands,
Cheryl : - - "Ash.., I made a perfect doria for your birthday present .. let's eat it together!!" Cheryl *mad* : - - "..... you already got a doria?? from that girl? that girl gave you a doria as a birthday present??" Reina : "today is your birthday??". Ash : "Cheryl? what's wrong? Reina made this doria because I asked her several days ago..and she just happened to give this to me today". Cheryl *staring at Reina* : "Are you really don't know that today is Ash's birthday?". Reina : "Yes, i didn't know. Why are you so mad ??". Reina : ".....!! *blush* I...It's not like that i give that doria as present or else..". Ash : "......somehow I feel a bit dissapointed..." Cheryl : -scribble- "..whatever.. So Ash, both of us have a doria, YOU must decide whose doria is the best! I'm sure that mine is better than her!! ". Reina : ".....". Ash *sad* : "why it become like this??...".
---The clueless MC enter the scene. MC : - - Ash : "Hey, (name).. taking a day off?". Reina : "Hello, (name)..you look happy today". Cheryl : ".......".
---MC pull out the gift from his/her bag. now the scene will played a bit different regarding what kind of item you give to Ash..and your gender XD.
(if you played as female MC) --> If you give Ash random items (bugs, dairy products, any food, flower) Ash : "A birthday present for me? this is nice, thank you!!". MC : - - Cheryl : -scribble- "Another gift from a girl??". Reina : ....... Ash *confused*: "Cheryl?? did you say something??". Cheryl *sad*: "... no..". --> if you give Ash your homemade doria : Ash : "...!!! Doria for my birthday present?? I love it so much. thank you, (name)". Reina : "... it seems that I must leave, now...". Cheryl *angry*: "NOOOO!!! NOT YOU, TOO!!!!".
(if you played as male MC) --> Random items Ash : "A birthday present for me? this is nice, thank you!!". MC : - - Cheryl : "......." Reina : "......." --> if you give Ash your homemade doria : Ash : "..!!! Doria for my birthday present?? I love it so much. thank you, (name)". Reina : "....." Cheryl : So you made a doria, too.. everyone seems to know Ash's favorite food..".
---Laney and Cam appear Laney : "...Hello there.. Ash! Happy birthday! I made a doria for you. Hope you like it". Cam : "...? what happened here? why Cheryl looks very angry?". Cheryl *angry* : "because many girls are trying to get MY Ash..if he has a girlfriend he won't have enough time to play with me anymore" Cam : "...seems that our Ash here is quite popular..". (if you play as male MC, he will nod agreeing Cam's comment) Ash *sad* : "Cam, thanks for your comment.. but it doesn't help me at all..". Cam : " I'm just kidding.. here's your birthday present, and this is the flower that you ordered". Cheryl : -scribble-"...so Ash, you must decide.. which doria is better!!! Mine, Reina's, Laney's or (and female MC's if she gave doria, too)". --- everyone except Cheryl : -sweatdrop- Reina : ".. why this become a contest??". Laney : "it's just a birthday present..". Ash *sad*: "Cheryl, I won't judge these dorias because all of them look very delicious. Besides, it's not polite to compare presents that you got. Cheryl : *sad* "...fine...... *angry* but you must eat my doria first!!!". Ash *happy* : Okay..okay..
---You, Cheryl, Cam, and Laney walk off the screen Ash : "Sorry that I put you in that awkward situation. Cheryl is still a kid, so she's a bit stubborn. Please forgive her". Reina : "It's not a problem...". Reina : ".......... I must go now, and Ash...". Ash : "Yes ?". Reina : "... Happy birthday... sorry I didn't know it before". Ash : "thank you... oh, here..take this flower as my sign of gratitude". Reina : "hmm, thank you..this is interesting color..and the texture.... maybe I can compare this with flowers in Konohana. *mutter* *mutter* *mutter* *mutter* *mutter*". Ash: "......" Reina : " ah.. sorry about that.. hm? what's wrong?". Ash *blush* : "....would you mind if someday I ask you to make another doria??". Reina *blush* : " Hmm.. Considering that you often gave me interesting samples,...I don't mind it.. though, *pointed finger* but you must bring me all of the ingredients..". Ash *happy* : "sure..". Ash and Reina : - music note-
[note : that 'samples' here is the flowers..Ash often gives flowers to Reina which he gets from Cam] -------
somehow I can imagine that Cheryl would put more request for bugs after this event
impressive blue-trillium! i would LOVE your idea of them getting married and her being 'pregnant' before they adopt a baby panda! then it could just waddle around their house looking cute all day awwwww maybe they could make little baby furniture together too, like a liccle playpen or high-chair! wish this would happen haha
somehow I can imagine that Cheryl would put more request for bugs after this event
Haha I can imagine that too XP Very creative and definitely makes good use of her existing jealousy and his favourite dish! Also like the different options within the event that change what happens, although it does seem like it gets a little complicated in the middle there with all those options possibly happening (it's good, adds interest, but doesn't seem very much like the existing events in that respect, since I'm fairly sure most of the events that happen are fairly flat in respect to one option, so only two different parts that can be seen if that makes sense).
Oooh this is a good idea! ^_^ It would be cool if someone made heart events for Dirk and Alisa since they don't have any. I would but I'm not that far in the game so I'd need to know more about them first! Maybe later I'll post something if I think of it though!
Name: Under the Weather Location: Top Floor of Konohana Clinic Weather: Sunny or Rain. Time: Spring. Monday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. 6:00am-8:00am. Requirements: Ayame and Hiro both at at least 6f, not married to Hiro, have seen Dr. Ayame's Compliment Description:
Hiro: (scribble) Ayame: *walks over* Good morning, Hiro. (!) You don't look very well. Hiro: (scribble) I believe it's just a cold... Ayame: Yes, probably just spring fever. Hiro: Isn't that an increase an energy? Ayame: Actually, it can be a drain of energy, too. We'll discuss it more when you're better. For now, you should get some rest. Don't worry, I'll take good care of you, Hiro-kins! (<3) Hiro: (sweat drop) I asked you to stop calling me that. (scribble)
Wow, BlueTrillium, amazing! I love the Eileen and Sheng events, and how they can turn out so differently because of the MC's choices. I SO wish HM would do that more often. And the elevator...I like how all of those events really seem plausible within the usual HM event "structure," in regards to dialogue and emotions and everything. I was especially hoping that you would post here, since you're really good at this stuff.
(And lol, I can totally see how it would look like Hiro was the bear...)
And thanks to everyone else who contributed!
Okay, here are a few ideas...I must admit, the first one is just a recycled theory from the ToTT Theory topic.
Name: The Shrine on the Summit Location: Mountain Summit Time: Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sunny Requirements: Complete the tunnel, have both Ina and Rutger at 5 Flowers Description: You arrive at the mountain summit to find Ina and Rutger standing in front of the ruins. They notice you and welcome you, then begin explaining the history of the mountaintop and its significance to both towns.
Hundreds of years ago, when Bluebell and Konohana were first founded, there was a beautiful shrine to the Harvest Goddess atop the mountain, where the townspeople would gather to present offerings to the Goddess in the hopes of having a bountiful harvest and prosperous animals.
As the towns' rivalry grew more intense, the ritual became less about the Goddess and more about proving which town was better. Eventually the Cooking Festival was born. The shrine fell into disrepair from lack of maintenance, and soon eroded away.
After telling you the story, Ina and Rutger both get the tear drop then the "..." before turning to each other and proudly saying that that was in the past, and now the towns are friends again. Even though there is little left of the shrine now, the towns will always appreciate the sanctity it offered.
Name: Rekindled Friendship Location: Upper floor of the Town Hall of whichever town you live in Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Requirements: Complete the tunnel, have Ina and Rose at 4 Flowers Description: You walk up the stairs to the living area of the town hall to find Ina and Rose sitting at the table, having tea together. They welcome you and reveal that the two women were good friends in their youth, but their friendship was put under much strain once Ina became mayor and Rose married Rutger.
Now that relations between the two towns are repaired, they are trying to make up for all the time they lost. Rose says she would like for their tea meetings to be a weekly event, and Ina happily agrees.
Here's something for Dirk! I wanted to do a flower event for him... but then I realized that flower events have to be triggered on dates, and Dirk doesn't have Howard's Cafe as one of the possible locations - and I really wanted it to happen there. Plus I wanted it possible to happen with both male and female MC's. So... Just a random Dirk event, then!
Name: A Faded Dream Location: Inside Howard's Cafe Time: When Dirk is inside the Cafe doing his daily deliveries. I think that's around 5:30pm or so, any day except Sunday (his day off). Any weather except all-day rainy or stormy of course. Requirements: Dirk at 4f+ Description: As you enter the cafe you see Dirk sitting at one of the little tables, taking a break.
Dirk: Oh, are you taking a break too, <name>? Come join me for a bit! MC: -lala- *joins him at the table* Dirk: So how's your work going? Well, I hope! My delivery job is great, but it's nice to take a break once in a while... *Laney approaches and places a dish in front of each of them - Cream Croquettes of course* Laney: Here you go! Enjoy! Dirk: Thanks, Laney! This looks great! Laney: -lala- *walks away* Dirk: I just love the food here. Yun's place is awesome, but here... This place is almost like home. MC: -?- Dirk: Well, you know, I haven't lived in Konohana for very long... In my hometown, I worked at a cafe just like this. (laugh) Not to brag, but I was quite the cook! (serious) It was run by a little old lady - a lot like Yun, actually - and her granddaughter Marian. Raul used to live in that town, too, did you know? He had the biggest crush on her... Marian, I mean. (laugh) Still does, probably. Best not to mention it to him. MC: -lala- Dirk: You know, besides my big brother Ivan, those ladies practically raised me. I really looked up to them. It was my biggest dream back then to own a cafe just like theirs. -...- MC: -...- -?- Dirk: So why am I working as a mail carrier now? Well, it's a long story... The short of it is that owning a cafe costs money. There was this girl, Antoinette... we were really close. Her mother lives in the city, and when Antoinette heard I needed to make more money than working at the cafe could get me, she got her mom to help me find a new job. It was a great opportunity, really... but I just didn't like city life. Crowded but lonely at the same time, you know? After a while, I found I just couldn't stay there any more. So when this mail carrier job came up, I took it. (laugh) What could be better? I got to leave the city, travel, meet new people... and it makes sending letters back and forth with the people at home home a breeze! -lala- MC: -lala- Dirk: Of course, the downside is that these two towns already have their established cafes. There's no need to open up one of my own... But maybe someday... MC: -lala- *nods* Dirk: (laugh) Thanks. Yeah, you never know what will happen! And like I said, being a mail carrier is great. -lala- ...Speaking of which...I'd better get back to work! It was great talking to you, <name>. Thanks for taking a break with me!