*another knock on Chrissy's door*

Come in.

*opens the door* Are you ok?

Yeah... just a lot on my mind.

Mine too... I can't help worry about Zak.

I know how you feel.

How come you're not out there fighting?

... I can't.

Why can't you?

Just... bad memories, that's all.

Bad memories of what?

Transforming into my full dragon form.

Oh... I knew that. What happened though? Girl-to-girl, you can trust me.

*sighs* Do you remember a group of dragons known as the Death Dragons?

Oh yeah... Aren't they the dragons that 1000 years ago used to terrorize the world?

Yeah... well, I'm one of them.

You don't say?

*pulls out a black colored stone* My father gave this to me. Ever since then, I've been afraid to change into my dragon form. Afraid of becoming a Death Dragon, overall helping the Dark Entity.

Is that what you're really worried about?

... yeah.

Why not just toss the stone then?

I don't know. I guess, it was the last memory I have of my father, so I keep it close to me.

*smiles* My father died while I was young. That is how I met up with Zak. Zak was the son of the mortician. I was crying at the funeral, and there was Zak to cheer me up. He told me that he would always be my friend, and he gave me this *takes out a necklace from around her neck*

Ooooooh... pretty pendant.

It's green stone reminded him of a pendant known as the Pendant of Courage. He told me to be couragous and to never give up.

... *feels the necklace around her neck* Orakio gave me one a pendant as well.

How'd he ever give you that?


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(Phantasy Star IV - Requiem for Lutz)