*outside the town of Kennebec, at the Cemetary*

*kneels beside a grave* Rulakia.... I words cannot describe the sorrow I have. *places some white flowers in front of the grave* I couldn't defend you... but I promise... I won't let anything like that happen again.

*stands behind Rulakir, looking at the two graves* They are now truely with each other.

*places another bundle of flowers on the other grave* Orakia... look over my sister for me. I swear I will protect from now on.

*looks at the flowers* So you've made the oath then? To protect instead of destroy?

I can't bear to see another person suffer anymore. All my life, there was nothing but suffering.

Rulakir... does this mean you'll finally work with me?

*sighs* I can't make promises... but I do hope I can work with my brother. *stands up*

*looks at the flowers again* What kind of flowers are those? I've never seen those before.

Those are White Soliums... a very rare flower that is said to enhance the soul. But... you can't find them anymore. I had to pay almost 1 million meseta just to get this bundle.

You were willing to do that just to get flowers for your sisters' graves?

*sighs* I'm a changed man. It used to be that I was cold and careless. I thought the only thing that mattered was me. But then Rulakia dies.

Then you realize how much you're needed?

I guess you could say that. But, I've really got no one to protect. Nobody special to me like you have.

It wasn't always that way. But Rulakir, you have the world to protect. We're gonna destroy Anja together.

Providing she doesn't gain more power.

We must make sure that doesn't happen.

But how? We don't know where she is.

We might not... but perhaps Jema does.

Jema... *sighs*

What's wrong?

It's a shame. Such an innocent creature is gonna end up dying because of Anja. And there's nothing we can do.

*grins* Not exactly brother.

What do you mean?

*turns back to, starting towards the Air Castle again* I'll tell you when the time is right.

... Damn.

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(Phantasy Star - Intro)