|Proud to Retreat
Ranzal: We really need to do somethin' about Captain Craven, Euden. All he does is walk around figurin' out how we're gonna run away.
Euden: I know it's annoying, but he's not doing any real harm. So long as we end up holding our ground, nothing is lost.
Elisanne: But if he keeps this up, our men may think we're truly in need of retreat, which will likely harm morale. And that will surely affect how we fare in battle. I think you should have a word with him before it's too late.
Alain: Commander! I've been looking for you! The order to retreat must be given at once!
Ranzal: Well, speak of the devil. Whatcha on about now? Oh wait, let me guess— runnin' away! Everything starts and ends with fleein' for you, don't it? Heck, you'd probably retreat from a stiff breeze!
Alain: I resent that remark, Sir Ranzal! Retreat is not something I recommend for fun—it is an action we must undertake in order to secure peace!
Elisanne: In some cases, I agree. However, we press forward in the name of our cause, which is ALSO to achieve peace.
Cleo: Um, guys? What's going on here?
Elisanne: Good day, Cleo. I fear you have walked into the middle of an unpleasant disagreement between allies.
Cleo: Yeah, I figured that much. You need someone to help settle it?
Euden: I think we have just the man to settle it already. ...Don't we, Alain?
Alain: Quite so, Commander. I quite agree that this is a most unpleasant disagreement. I'm frankly ashamed to have any part in it.
Euden: I also would like nothing more than to retreat from this conversation.
Ranzal: Yeah! I wanna retreat from this, too! ...I mean, in the name'a peace and all that crap.
Elisanne: I have no disagreements on that front. I also wish to retreat from this disagreement with all haste.
Alain: Everyone wants this to end, yes? In other words, you want me to cease preparing to retreat?
Euden: No one's telling you to cease, Alain. We just want you to retreat from preparing to retreat.
Alain: Ah. Understood, Commander! I will retreat from preparing to retreat at once!
Ranzal: Retreat from retreatin', eh? Now there's an idea I never woulda thought of.
Cleo: Are we SURE this is all right? I mean, I feel like we're just tricking the poor guy into doing exactly what we want him to do.
Alain: Oh, it's quite all right. In fact, I've just found myself remembering something of great import... The need to retreat arises from the presence of conflict. And resolving conflict peacefully is my role in life. As such, I believe retreating to be the best course of action here!
Cleo: Um...huh. Well, I guess as long as you're okay with it.